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Inside this issue: 40 Hour Famine


NZ Dance Awards cont.. 3 Matariki in Malvern


Supermarket Opening In August


Malvern Community Board Update


Fellowship Award for Sacha Copland


NZTA Funding Cuts


Bayley’s Food Drive


Improving Health Of Pets 7 Colin Sto8 - Many Years of Community Involvement


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Malvern Cross Country Keep Well in Colder Weather Sports Results


Dave The Date


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At Queen’s Birthday Weekend fifty Performance School dancers from Darfield’s TM D a n c e W o r ld ( T M D W ) participated in the New Zealand Dance Awards (NZDA). This event, held at the A RA Ins titut e o f Canterbury, is now one of largest dance competitions in New Zealand. The competition saw over 1400 acts on stage over five days, and brought forty seven studios from all over New Zealand to compete. NZDA has grown to be a well supported competition by sponsors which this year saw them able to award $15,000 in cash and prizes. The TM dancers performed in front of a line up of as many as eight judges at one time, from New Zealand and Australia. As well as being incredibly talented and skilled, all the Judges had, had a large amount of international dance experience. The TM dancers were not only excited to perform in front of such esteemed judges, but also to come away with positive and 20 Hours ECE are FREE!

constructive comments which will be valued and used toward future improvements. All dancers that competed from TMDW earned either a silver or gold award, determined by the averaged points from all judges. Several solo, duo, or trio competitors also manged to secure a place in the top six, along with their award. Highlights from the competitions go to Caitlin Knowles and Alex McGregor who took out first place for their Jazz Duo, with an average score of 95/100. The girls also competed in a contemporary duo section where they were placed second. Caitlin and Alex are both part of the Senior School dance programme held at TMDW and this year both girls have begun to teach the School’s juniors in the Studio. The Studio’s large hip-hop group (Dem Beats) also manged to score a 96.5 from Peter Oxford himself. Peter is the owner and creator of the recent Hollywood Bound dance competition held on the Royal Caribbean cruise line (TMDW dancers competed

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L to R: Caitlin Knowles and Alex McGregor at the NZ Dance Awards. there recently), and the well known Australian Showcase National dance competition. At the NZDA teams’ finals’ night every studio’s highest scoring act competed for a top three place. Out of the nine TMDW teams in Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary and

Lyrical styles across junior, intermediate and senior groups, it was the Studio’s smallest group of six intermediate dancers that scored the highest and got to perform in the finals.

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Thousands of Canterbury youth (15,000 from 89 schools), including students from Darfield High School, pledged to go without for South Sudanese refugees in last weekend’s 40 Hour Famine. All those participating gave something up - food, warm blankets, speaking, or technology, and it’s all to provide life-saving aid for South Sudanese refugees, 800,000 of whom have fled their country’s conflict with the hope of finding refuge in Uganda. This year, much-loved Kiwi actor, sixteen year old, Julian Dennison championed the 40 Hour Famine cause in his new role as Famine Ambassador. Julian has recently returned from a trip to Uganda with World Vision where he met with young refugees, many of whom were of a similar age, and found out what kind of impact fleeing wartorn South Sudan has had on them; and exactly how Kiwi kids can help. “So many of the South Sudanese refugees I met fled their homes without their parents - and some with no family at all. They all have so much responsibility, at such a young age, and are having to adjust to a new reality - yet despite the hardships they have, and are facing, I was met with big smiles and so much hope for their futures,”

L to R: Lexie Purvis, Abi Tuhill, Michelle Bruce, Aiko Sakurai, Nicole Grigg, Yulu Peng, Abby Taylor, Kate Morris, Jonny Taylor, Emily White. Julian said. Money raised in the 2019, 40 Hour Famine, will help provide essentials for South Sudanese refugees in Uganda from the moment they cross the border, including nutritious food, clean water, foster care, household items, peace clubs for young people and more. The DHS famine team, made up of a group of Year 13’s, had been working since late last term to organise everything to make the event a success. Much work behind the scenes marketing, sorting booklets, coordinating events and signups, etc ensured they attracted around 140 students to sign up for the cause. A quiz night held on Friday May 31st at the Darfield Baptist Church was a huge success and got a large amount of positive feedback, along with a creditable $350 raised. Organisers thank everyone who went along and supported the

cause. Another fundraising initiative was the shared lunch (hot chips were a firm favourite!) for participating Years 7 and 8 students and this was held on Friday, June 7th to kickstart the 40 Hour Famine event. Numerous Malvern students participated in their home environments and raised some substantial sums for World Vision - congratulations to all those who rose to the challenge and helped boost the local total. Since it started, in 1975, the New Zealand 40 Hour Famine has raised more than $80 million and brought hope to thousands of children living in poverty in more than forty countries. More than three million New Zealanders have participated in the 40 Hour Famine since it began.

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ratio Two Rivers Community Trust Events will host their second ‘Matariki in Malvern’ in the Darfield Recreation Centre on Saturday, June 22nd. Once again, the event will offer the opportunity to join together as a community and celebrate the Māori New Year. The event includes contributions from preschoolers, right through to elders from throughout Malvern, and provides a special opportunity to embrace community, whānau, knowledge, skills and talents, along with the unique culture and heritage of Aotearoa New Zealand. Some highlights of the event will be: • On arrival walk through the sp ec i a l ’ n at iv e bu s h’ entranceway created by Darfield Playcentre. • Give a koha (donation) collection at the door to help contribute towards costs.

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Be dazzled by the culturally inspired artwork exhibited by local kura (schools). Hear the official mihi whakatau (welcoming ceremony) led by DHS Acting Principal, Todd Adams and welcoming karakia (prayers) and whaikorero (speeches) from Michelle Bruce and Jackson Proud, Proud Head Girl and Head Boy at the School, along with a welcome from Selwyn District Mayor Sam Broughton. Broughton See some amazing Kapa Haka performances. Witness the transformation of the Hall to a whare kai (dining room), share kai together and catch up with friends. (This year organisers will serve hāngi cooked meat in large ciabatta rolls with a selection of salads.) For purchase; from Glentunnel School will be hot fruit

Last year’s Matariki in Malvern was full to capacity, organisers are hoping for a similar result this year also.

crumbles and ice cream, while Darfield Primary School offers hot chocolates. • Meccanno Coffee will be parked up next to the entrance - bringing reusable coffee cups would be appreciated by organisers. • A variety of Hands-On Stations will be onsite for attendees to make and create things with Matariki kaupapa (principles, or values) inspired themes. “There is a maximum capacity to the venue, so be there in good time to avoid the possibility of not getting in,” explained a spokesperson for the organisers, Kelly Maude. Maude “Please indicate your intention to attend on the Facebook event, or through school kapa haka sign up forms. This is such a special event to be part of and it is such a treat to see and feel the creative and cultural buzz around Malvern in preparation for it. We look forward to seeing you there,” Kelly concluded.

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The long-awaited much-larger Darfield Four Square supermarket and its surrounding infrastructure is nearing completion and is hoped to be operational in August. The Four Square Darfield journey was begun by Buster and Hilda Miller in 1965. When the couple opened the store it occupied only a small space in the current building. From here Ivan and Mildred Taege took on the Four Square in 1980 and with great community support the Store continued to grow. In 2004 Ivan and Mildred retired and their son Kelvin and his wife Delwyn Taege took over the running of the Darfield Four Square. During these years all three of their sons have worked alongside them. In the last couple of years Simon has returned to join the Four Square team with the dream of

The soon to be completed Darfield Four Square, with the opening planned for August. becoming a supermarket owner too. “It soon became apparent that Darfield Four Square was quickly out-growing its current site,” commented Kelvin and Delwyn. “Discussions and planning started about what next for the Store, and with much backing from Foodstuffs South Island the journey toward the new store began. The new store foundation was poured in late December 2018 with Mcintosh Commercial Construction implementing the

build over the last seven months with professionalism and pride.” The modern 1100 square metre Store stands on the site behind the current shop, which will be removed when the new building opens. The new Darfield Four Square will offer an in-store bakery and some self-scan checkouts and provide a modern workplace for its staff. “A customer recently told us that good things take time and this proves that is the case,” concluded Kelvin and Delwyn.

The Malvern Community Board had an on-the-road meeting on Monday night in the Hororata Hall. Members of community committees attended to raise any issues or concerns with the Board and staff present. Council’s Assets Manager, Murray Washington and Jesse Burgess, Burgess Planning Manager were in attendance. During the public forum portion of the meeting, Cindy Driscoll told the Board about the recent NightGlow event and what a great success it was. She said everyone who participated commented on the community spirit they enjoyed on the weekend. All profits from the event will go towards the Hororata Community Centre Fund. Cindy said they would look to improve parking issues and communications in the future. Jesse Burgess, Burgess Planning Manager updated the Board on the Selwyn District Plan Review. He said Council was still on track to publicly notify the Proposed Plan early next year. Topics workshopped with the District Plan Committee over the past month include the Rural Character and Amenity - Residential Density, Bulk and Location, Business in the General Rural Zone, Airfields, Quarrying, Intensive Primary Production, Infrastructure and Network Utilities, Energy, Infrastructure and Transport - Renewable Electricity Generation, Vegetation Planting and Wild Fire Risk Management, Emergency Services, Signage, Special Purpose Zone - Porters Ski Field and Recreation Area, Existing Development Areas, Boarding and Keeping of Animals, and Community and Recreation Facilities. He commented on changes to the rules around Airfields for Springfield adding the Gliding Club was working well with its neighbours in developing new provisions. They would also be looking at setbacks for quarries and together with Environment Canterbury are considering how dust and odour are addressed in the Proposed Plan. In the Malvern Hills area there may be some restrictions around forestry in the Outstanding Natural Areas. Murray Washington told the Board his teams look after roading, water services, solid waste and development engineering i.e. infrastructure development of subdivisions. Murray also told the Board that in relation to solid waste and the changes in what China would, or would not, import in future, it has put considerable stress on Council’s Solid Waste budget. Recycling income doesn’t cover the costs and Council needs to subsidise the activity. In general business, the Board was pleased to approve five applications for discretionary funds grants. Community Committees were well represented at the meeting on Monday night with approximately seventeen members in attendance. The topics raised are noted below - some of these were responded to on the night, while others will be responded to in due course: • Consultation / submission on project at short notice • Lack of information on Council website • Installing a dual fire hydrant in Hororata • Tennis pavilion costs • Fencing contract • Frequency of resealing of roads • Flooding in Hororata and surrounds Overall the evening was a success. Please note there is no Board meeting in June.

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Ex Darfield High School pupil, Sacha Copland, Copland has recently had her talents recognised by becoming the recipient of a Creative New Zealand Choreographic Fellowship for 2019. Sacha, who grew up in Kirwee, moved to Wellington when she was seventeen to attend the New Zealand School of Dance. Following her dreams Sacha is now the artistic director of Java Dance Theatre, founding the company in 2003, after graduating from the New Zealand School of Dance. Sacha has developed Java's distinctly sensory theatrical style, choreographing and producing more than twenty full length dance theatre works, garnering critical acclaim, box office success and international touring. She has fulfilled commissions for a number of prestigious venues both in New Zealand and overseas. In 2012 Sacha received a Distinguished Graduate award from the New Zealand School of Dance; and amongst her other achievements she in 2016 became a TEDx speaker/ performer (TEDx events are organised by curious individuals who seek to discover ideas and spark conversations in their own

community) and in 2016-17 became part of the ASSITEJ (unites theatres, organisations and individuals throughout the world who make theatre for children and young people) International Next Generation Programme. Since 2008 Sacha has produced and performed twenty one seasons of ‘Back of the Bus’, in New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom and Asia. Sacha also choreographs for theatre, musicals and opera. Java has created twenty full length works, performing to over 100,000 people in New Zealand, Australia, Asia and the United Kingdom. In 2016 Java’s nineteenth season of ‘Back of the Bus’ again sold out forty two shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, the world’s largest arts’ festival. Java is currently creating The Artisan Series, comprised of five immersive fulllength adult works. Java's Artisan Series uses the essential nature of food cultivation and preparation as a metaphor for how people form civilisations. So far in 2019 Java has toured ‘Back of the Bus’ to Shanghai, China and in 2019 will return to Edinburgh with Chocolate, the newest show in the Artisan

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Series. The Creative New Zealand Choreographic Fellowship is awarded every two years to an established or senior craft/ object practitioner, curator or writer to work on a major project. Applicants may be working in traditional applied arts, or contemporary practice, including customary and contemporary Māori and Pasifika craft/object art. Creative New Zealand’s purpose is to encourage, promote and support the arts in New Zealand for the benefit of all new Zealanders. Sacha will start the Fellowship after she tours Edinburgh this year and as part of it she will do some research based in Christchurch.

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News of nation-wide funding cuts on loc al r oad i ng improvements which could impact on Selwyn motorists’ safety is extremely disappointing, the Selwyn District Council said. Last week the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) informed the Council that its funding for local roading projects, contained in the current National Land Transport Programme (NLTP), would be cut due to a nation-wide funding shortfall. What this means for the Selwyn district is that key roading projects to improve safety for motorists and enhance the network to fit in with the Christchurch Southern Motorway extension are unlikely to go ahead as planned, said Deputy Mayor Malcolm Lyall. Lyall This includes some cycleway projects. “While we have had a constructive working relationship with the NZTA in the region, vital projects which we were planning to improve the

safety and efficiency of roading network, particularly our roads feeding into the Christchurch Southern Motorway, have been halted unexpectedly due to a shortfall in national transport funding. “This puts our residents and other motorists at risk on main roads that are in desperate need of safety upgrades.” The NZTA had indicated that a subsidy assistance of $5.6m was likely to be provided. This was incorporated into the Council’s financial forecasts and work plan. Local roading projects in the 2018-21 NLTP which will now not proceed include: • Blakes/Shands and Springs/ Marshs Road intersection safety upgrades at Prebbleton ($9.6m) • Weedons Ross Road widening and upgrade at Rolleston ($1m) • Rolleston to Templeton cycleway ($400k).

The NZTA attributes the shortfall to some large transport projects costing significantly more than estimated and which need to be completed. The cost of other current projects, the number of carry-forward projects from previous programmes and an emphasis on ‘green’ transport initiatives are also impacting on all Councils’ roading improvement projects. The Deputy Mayor said the Council will continue to negotiate with the NZTA to find other ways to help pay for the District’s much needed roading and transport improvements. “We’re hopeful of creating a solution to this issue. Our local arterial roads between Selwyn and Christchurch are carrying more traffic than most of the state highways in the district, at over 10,000 vehicles per day,” he said. Road maintenance programmes are not affected by the signalled funding cuts.

Bayley’s Canterbury, Real Estate, have partnered with the Christchurch City Mission, and together they’re coordinating the Bayleys’ Food Drive, running throughout June. The Christchurch City Mission Foodbank are in crisis and to assist those in need; real families, real people,

in real need - they need the help of this community. Both Johnny Fresh and Fat Beagle in Darfield are drop-off points for cans and nonperishable food items and it’s hoped Malvern can get behind this initiative. Together, everyone can truly help others get the support they need this winter!

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At this time of year, as the days get shorter and nights cooler, many owners of older pets ask; what can we do to help make our dog or cat more comfortable? The three most important ways we can help an older pet is reduce arthritic pain, correct dental disease and make sure they are on a diet that is appropriate for their age and health status. The first most obvious symptom of age is osteoarthritis. In dogs this is very easy to recognise as usually they are slow to get up or limp in one leg. In cats it’s a bit more subtle and shows as reluctance to jump down off the bed, or jump up on to the couch. Animals that have had previous injury, are overweight, or have poorly formed joints, are more prone to arthritis. The most dramatic improvements we can make are with antiinflammatory medication. This can be in the form of a liquid or tablets and is also available in a monthly tablet dose called Trocoxil. Owners are often surprised at the dramatic improvement in the amount of

energy and playfulness of their pets. Other helpful options are weight loss, if they are overweight, special joint diets which reduce inflammation and help cartilage in joints recover, supplements for arthritis, warm soft bedding and regular exercise. The second dramatic change we can help with is ensuring your old pet has a pain free mouth. Many older animals have dental disease often involving loose or rotten teeth. These have to be extremely sore before your pet will stop eating. Modern anaesthetic drugs and dental equipment allow veterinarians to safely remove rotten teeth and scale and clean remaining teeth, allowing your pet to eat in comfort. The third way people can help their pet is ensuring they are on the correct diet. Like humans, pets’ health can be determined directly by the quality of their diet. Dogs and cats start aging from six - eight years old, so the diet people had their two year old dog on, may not be appropriate for their ten year old dog. Some older animals

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The News would love to hear about the lives of those who’ve been heavily involved in the community, or those with an interesting humanhuman-interest story to tell (this would of course be at the Editors’ discretion) and to publish something about these lives. If you know of a family member/friend or neighbour that meets this criteria please email us at: There are many community members that contribute to both the business and service success of the area and Darfield’s Colin Stott is definitely one of those. Colin was born in 1925 (making him 93) and raised on the family farm at Kimberley. He continued to farm this property being the fourth generation to do so. Colin attended the Kimberley Primary School before boarding at Nelson College for his secondary education. In 1951 he married Mera Warren of Churchlea Farm on McLaughlin’s Road and the couple went on to have six children. Colin purchased half of Churchlea and also farmed it, before selling a portion of it to Darfield High School, subdividing the balance, and subdividing the McHugh’s block. Still resident in Darfield, Colin jokingly ‘retired’ at 82, and both he and Mera enjoy the community they’ve put a lot into. Colin has a long list of community and sporting involvement to his name spanning decades. He was a President of the Kimberley Tennis Club and its Domain, as well as President of the Kirwee Clay Target Club before it amalgamated with the Christchurch Club where he was also President, Life Member and Patron. When this Club moved from Yaldhurst to McLean’s Island it combined with the Belfast Club to become the Canterbury Clay Target Club and Colin is a Life member and Patron. Continuing his interest with

shooting sports, Colin is an associate founder of the Darfield Clay target Club and Club Patron. He served on Council and a term as President of the NZ Shooting Federation (the umbrella of all shooting sport) and the NZ Clay Target Association. It was during this time when the New Zealand Government asked sporting bodies to withdraw from the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow - a decision he did not make lightly. Colin was Chairman of the Clay Target subcommittee for the 1974 Christchurch Commonwealth Games, which was the first time Clay Target shooting had been held at the event. He received the L’Union International de TIR (Shooting) in recognition of outstanding services to International Shooting Sport. He last shot in a Lions’ fundraiser in April, but stopped shooting competitively at ninety years old. His Lions Club involvement began fifty years ago with Membership of the Christchurch West Club where Colin also served as President. He was asked to form the Malvern Lions, served as its President and is a Lloyd Morgan Charitable Trust (New Zealand) Honoured Member and Life Member, as well as a Lions’ Club International Melvin Jones Fellow and Life Member of Lions’ International. Assisting with bringing Lions to the area is his greatest achievement, as it brings together members of the District to fundraise (along with appreciated Sponsors) then re-distributes the money in the community. As well there’s

Mera and Colin Stott - years of community involvement.

the bonus comradeship of its members. Add to all this his love of golf (which he still plays once a week) Colin has over the years been President of Greendale Golf Club (and is a life member and Patron), as well as Selwyn Veterans’ Golf President and patron. Colin is understandably very proud of his three ‘Hole in One’ trophies. Any spare time was taken up by being a Darfield Probus founding Member and its first Vice President, along with a hands-on role in the Courtenay A & P Association (forty years on committee, honorary life member and patron). Colin attends every year and enjoys meeting up with show goers and people from his past.

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Last Sunday, the Alpine Fault experienced its largest quake since 2001 prompting a GeoNet warning stating that the Alpine Fault had; "the potential for larger events and we would like to make sure that you are prepared for a large earthquake at all times". Should the Alpine Fault rupture further, Arthur's Pass, the main route through the Alps, would be cut off for six months as would the West Coast. While along the western edge of the Southern Alps, a great, long line spanning hundreds of kilometres, thousands of landslides would trigger instantaneously. Further south the impact on Queenstown, which could see its entire community isolated, and Otago would be huge and Milford Sound could well be ruined. The earthquake would unfurl across the South Island like a zip, dragging north-east and two minutes after it begins, it will hit Christchurch and Malvern. There may even be reports of shaking as far as Sydney, and definitely in Wellington. Helicopters will be crucial to the disaster management effort. Recently, research based on a more complete earthquake

record revised the return period of a quake to 291 years. The last was in 1717, exactly 300 years ago and every year that passes pushes New Zealand further into the wrong end of that equation. Over the last few months, emergency management officials throughout the South Island have been preparing for what to expect, and how to coordinate a response. Project AF8, indicates an 8.2 earthquake triggering near Haast. Because the Richter scale is logarithmic, the size of an 8.2 is deceptive. The energy released would be four times that of the Kaikoura earthquake, and 700 times that of the 2011 Christchurch earthquake. South Island communities would definitely be cut-off. Folk in Malvern shouldn’t be complacent and should ensure they are well-prepared. Signing up to Selwyn Gets Ready, is the first step, along with having personal supplies and arranging a safe meeting place. Much of the Island will lose power and may not have this restored for some time. Damage to the hydroelectric schemes in the lower South Island will add further strain to the power

situation. First responders will strike communication problems and could do for weeks. Being prepared is the best way to get through and this can’t be stressed enough. In areas prone to liquefaction massive amounts of this will be experienced and coastal areas may well have to evacuate because of Tsunami. While this area doesn’t have to consider that threat - once again the warning signal last weekend should encourage folk to be suitably prepared. It wasn't until the mid-twentieth century that the Alpine Fault was discovered, by then, it was too late. Two geologists were traversing remote Westland in search of mica, a material used in electrical components; they took the opportunity to do geological mapping of the region, which had not been done before. With the trained eyes of surveyors, they saw the way the mountain faces dropped in a steep, uniform line, the way rock had eroded to form a valley like depression, and knew what that represented.

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FRIDAY 21ST JUNE EDITORIAL: 1pm - Monday 17th June

ADVERTISING: 10am - Tuesday 18th June

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Malvern & Courtenay A&P Winter Feed Competition would like to thank...

PGG Wrightson, Ravensdown, Ballance, Agricom, Farmlands, Coalgate Tavern ...for their continued support of this traditional, local event!

L to R Peter Abrahamson (judge), Mike Byrnes (Supreme winner), Aaron Sampson - Annavale Station (Direct Drill winner), Paul Cockburn (Autumn Saved Pasture & Ravensdown Plate), Jessica Dunbar (judge). The Malvern and Courtenay A & P Associations combined Winter Feed Competition was held on June 5th and 6th with forty paddocks judged over a wide area, from Rolleston, to Springfield, to Windwhistle. Entry numbers were back on last year, it was reported, possibly due to a late season, but some last-minute chasing-up resulted in a total of forty paddocks. This year’s judges were Jessica Dunbar (Agricom) and Peter Abrahamson (Darfield farmer),

1st Irrigated Kale Irrigated Rape Irrigated Beet Dryland Kale Dryland Fodder Beet Swedes Autumn Saved Pasture Oats

Paul Jarman Paul Cockburn Mike Byrnes Annavale Seaton Brothers Annavale Paul Cockburn

while stewards representing the Malvern and Courtenay A & P Associations were Guy Bassett and Brent Chamberlain. This year Ravensdown provided Tim Sneddon (Darfield Agri Manager) and Anna and Beth from the Ravensdown Call Centre to help weigh crops. The prizegiving and dinner was once again held at the Coalgate Tavern, with generous prizes from the sponsors. Class winners this year were:

(see below results)

2nd Blackhills Mike Byrnes Westacre Clayton Yaxley

3rd Cameron Reid Simon Wright Campbell Tuer Clayton Yaxley

The Pasture Cup was won by Paul Cockburn, who also won the Ravensdown Plate as that section was the Focus Crop for 2019. The R & D Scott Trophy for best Direct Drilled Crop was won by Annavale for a paddock of dryland kale. The Redfern Memorial Trophy, which is given to the Supreme overall best winter feed crop, was won by Mike Byrnes for his paddock of irrigated beet. The judges commented that all paddocks that Mike Byrnes entered in the various sections were of a high quality with a lack of weeds and he was a deserving winner with the fodder beet paddock.

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Left: Brent Chamberlain (steward) holding fodder beet from Mike Byrne’s paddock, which won the Irrigated Fodder Beet class and the Redfern Trophy for winning supreme crop over all sections.

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It was reported that it’s been an outstanding season for school cross country events taking part across the district this term. Conditions have been wet and frosty underfoot, but accompanied by sunshine and blue skies, resulting in no school needing their postponement dates. The Malvern Schools’ Cross Country was no exception. Hosted at the Ferguson's Farm in Sheffield and complete with mud, puddles and sunshine, it couldn’t get any better for competitors. There was a lot of cheering and support, hard running and well fought races, not to mention loads of muddy faces. “The Ferguson Farm is a great place to host this event and we are extremely grateful for the opportunity,” said Jayde Mayberry, Mayberry of the Selwyn Sports Trust The first six placed Year 5, 6, 7 and 8 runners get to carry on

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to the Canterbury Cross Country event held at Halswell Quarry on Wednesday, June 19th. Results: Hororata (H), Springfield (SP),

Sheffield (S), Glentunnel (G), Greendale (Gr), Kirwee (K), Darfield Primary (DP), Darfield High School (DHS), Windwhistle (W).

Year 1 girls 1: Z.Walker(SP) 2: E.Oberg(G) 3: M.McRae(DP) 4: G.Gregg(DP) 5: E.Mayberry(GR) 6: K.Hussey(H)

Year 1 boys 1: S.Jordan(W) 2: T.Armstrong(SP) 3: T.McCorkindale(H) 4: A.Jordan(W) 5: M.Browne(K) 6: J.Hardy(G)

Year 5 girls 1: B.Shepherd(K) 2: A.Youngman-Mark(K) 3: I.Whiteside(DP) 4: P.Adams(DP) 5: S.Partington(K) 6: T.Duval(GR)

Year 5 boys 1: L.Parker(H) 2: S.Johnston(W) 3: H.Kennedy(H) 4: A.Sinclair-Dockerill(DP) 5: B.Todd(K) 6: I.Williamson(H)

Year 2 girls 1: G.Rodgers(DP) 2: B.Wilson(K) 3: B.Yaxley(SP) 4: I.Hamilton(S) 5: L.Roberts(S) 6: L.McAndrew(G)

Year 2 boys 1: G.McCarron(W) 2: Z.Pasco(G) 3: S:Stringer(SP) 4: A.Mayberry(GR) 5: M.Dooge-Leech(GR) 6: M.Bell(K)

Year 6 girls 1: T.Miller(H) 2: P.Freeman(H) 3: E.Gregorini(DP) 4: E.Slater(DP) 5: S.Sanders(DP) 6: G.Williams(GR)

Year 6 boys 1: G.Ferguson(S) 2: D.Rowlands(H) 3: B.Lee(G) 4: K.Vercoe(DP) 5: F.Daly(W) 6: J.Molloy(DP)

Year 3 girls 1: L.Maley(DP) 2: B.Beresford(GR 3: S.Ridgen(GR) 4: S.Wright(S) 5: A.Blacklock(DP) 6: E.Allan(DP)

Year 3 boys 1: L.Stechmann(G) 2: E.Pask(S) 3: M.Innes(W) 4: B.McCorkindale(H) 5: B.Molloy(DP) 6: E.Page(DP)

Year 7 girls (DHS) 1: Y.Cullen 2: S.Hefferon 3: L.Tully 4: H.Collins 5: I.Marshall 6: Z.Parker

Year 7 boys (DHS) 1: H.Henderson 2: R.Thomas 3: X.Gilmor 4: B.Booth 5: J.Ferguson 6: S.Bromley

Year 4 girls 1: L.Cullen(DP) 2: S.Miller(H) 3: M.Bull(S) 4: I.James(S) 5: I.Swords(K) 6: P.Jordan(W)

Year 4 boys 1: F.Thwaites(H) 2: O.McClimont(DP) 3: G.Wild(S) 4: S.Daly(W) 5: J.Collins(DP) 6: L.Tymons(DP)

Year 8 girls (DHS) 1: K.Hefferon 2: H.Smith 3: K.Sutton 4: K.Buchele 5: K.Holland 6: J.McCarthy-Dempsey

Year 8 boys (DHS) 1: C.Blackburn 2: E.Adams 3: C.Waters 4: L.Stanbury 5: A.Neal 6: B.Williams

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With winter here, it’s a good time to think about keeping well over the colder months. Last year ambulance call outs for flu-like symptoms tripled in July and August, putting increased demand on the wider health system. St John wants people to keep well and seek treatment early to reduce the risk of minor illnesses becoming critical and needing emergency treatment. St John Medical Director Dr Tony Smith commented that the best way to stay healthy is to get the flu jab, avoid contact with people who are unwell, and wash and dry hands well. The influenza vaccine is free to those at risk, including anyone over 65, pregnant women and those with chronic or serious health conditions. Dr Smith said that colds and flu are not the only reason for the rise in medical calls to the 111 system over the winter months. “We see an increase in all illness including heart disease and respiratory illness such as pneumonia and chest infections. and it is especially important for people at risk to be immunised.

“Keep on top of regular conditions and medications and see your family doctor early if you become unwell, or call Healthline for advice on 0800 611 116. If your doctor is closed, your local Accident and Medical clinic is there to help. If it is an emergency, call 111 for an ambulance.” Last year St John responded to nearly 70,000 incidents during July and August and the priority is always to send emergency ambulances as quickly as possible to those in most urgent need. To cope with the extra workload, St John puts on additional resources including ambulances, rapid response and transport vehicles. Some non-urgent calls are triaged over the phone through the St John 111 Clinical Hub

where nurses and paramedics determine the most appropriate help and treatment for the patient, freeing up resources for life-threatening and critical incidents. St John Director of Clinical Operations Norma Lane added that staff welfare is especially important in the cold weather. “We provide warmer garments as part of our uniform and encourage our people to take up the offer of the flu vaccine. The extra workload in the winter takes its toll on everyone working in the health sector, and our occupational health services help keep our people safe and well during this period.” St John asks everyone to look after themselves and others in the community, and to check on neighbours and family who might be vulnerable during this time.


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Results 8th June 2019 MATCH OF THE DAY: Rich Trophy Handicap & Stroke Round Rich Trophy Handicap Winners: Winners Senior: J Counter Intermediate: R Ford Stroke Round: 1st: R Ford 64 Round 2nd: B Nahkies 66 3rd: C Watson 69 4th: S Roulston 70 5th: J Lewis 71 6th: G Gifkins 71 7th: P Bee 71 8th: D Watson 72 9th: W Watson 73 10th: 73 10th J Ben 73 11th:DMcLanchlan 11th: Closest to the Pins: #3: R Ford #9: D Watson #13: P Radford #17: A Youngman Men’s Longest Drive: T Doyle Women’s Longest Drive: Drive C Banks Longest Putt: Putt P Bee Best Gross: Gross B Nahkies 79 Eagle: Eagle T Doyle Two’s: Two’s W Watson, R Ford, D Watson, P Bee 9 Holes: Holes 1st: E Green 19 2nd: H Reid 15

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Results 11th June 2019 MATCH OF THE DAY: LGU & Putting 0-18.4: 1st: N Muir 82 18.51st: L Palmer 70 18.5-25.2: 25.2 2nd: I McLaughlin713rd: 3rd: S Gilmour 73 4th: J Helmore 74 25.3+: 1st: T Hall 77 2nd: S Van Hoof 80 3rd: F Taylor 81 Putts: Putts J Helmore 29 Putts 9 x 1 putts Had the Most Fun Team: Team I McLaughlin, S Van Hoof, D McGregor Men: 1st: M Staddon 38 Men 2nd: M Adams 38 3rd: D Platt 37 4th: M Wills 36 Nearest the Pin: Pin J Helmore Longest Putt: Putt J Wilson

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Café Hope

Sheffield Bowling Club House, Sheffield

All Welcome



St Peter’s Community Church Springfield

Fred Bull Film Evening

Open 10:00am

Sunday 16th June



Saturday 22nd June 2019 7pm - At St Peter’s Community Church, in Springfield. No entry cost (but donations would be kindly accepted for Church repairs & maintenance) Receive a Mulled wine or hot blackcurrant on arrival!

For any queries please phone Graeme Dawson on 03 318 4836

Sheffield FREE BOOK EXCHANGE Be at the

REGIONAL DIPLOMA IN AGRICULTURE Darfield High School Rural College, in conjunction with Lincoln University, is offering subjects from the Regional Diploma in Agriculture as night classes in 2019. You can complete the Diploma in two years, or select individual subjects for a Certificate of Proficiency. Semester Two starts Monday 15 July, July and the papers offered are:

Six consecutive Fridays...


Bios021R Plant and Animal Health & ANSC021R Animal Production Systems.

Sheffield Plunket on

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Classes are held on Mondays & Thursdays, from 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm

Sunday 16th June

7pm start, at the Kirwee Bowling Club

For some students, this course may be eligible for Free Fees.

12 - 3pm

$10 per person

for the community book exchange!

(incl. supper & raffle ticket)

Weekly prizes, plus Grand Prize for best aggregate score for 5 out of 6 nights!

The West Melton Gymnastics Club’s ‘Best of the West’ story that ran in last week’s issue incorrectly named one of the contestants. It was in fact Emily Grant, of Gym Fun group 2 who was pictured! - The News apologises for the mistake.

14th Jun


15th Jun

10:30am Book Launch - Frews Journey Towards a Century

Frews Transport, Darfield

15th Jun


Kirwee Rugby Clubrooms

16th Jun

10:00am Café Hope

Sheffield Bowling Club

16th Jun

12:00pm Sheffield Free Book Exchange

Sheffield Plunket

18th Jun

10:00am Malvern News AdverNsing Deadline for 21st June Issue

19th Jun

Euchre Evenings (six weeks) Beginning Tonight!

Night of Superstars

Kirwee Bowling Club

Calf Rearing Seminar

Darfield Rugby Club

21st Jun


Oxford Winter Lights Fes val - Family Fun Night

Pearson Park, Oxford

22nd Jun


Malvern Community Board July Mee ng

Darfield Library

22nd Jun


Matariki in Malvern

Darfield Recrea on Centre

22nd Jun


Fred Bull Film Evening

St Peter’s Church, Springf.

26th Jun


Rolleston News AdverNsing Deadline for 3rd July Issue

27th Jun

12:00pm Beef & Lamb NZ - FarmSmart Conference 2019

28 Jun - 25 Jul

The Re-Sale Exhibi on

5th July

Community Services Award Nomina ons Close today

26-28th July

Malvern Game Hunters Annual Hun ng Compe

28th July


Addington Raceway Selwyn Gallery, Darfield


Malvern Game Hunters Weigh-in & Pig Carrying Comp Coalgate Tavern

31st Aug

North Canterbury Wearable Arts

Rangiora Town Hall

1st - 6th Sept

Learn to Fly Gliders

Cant Gliding Club, Airfield

For further information, contact Rex Smith 03 318 8411 or 03 318 8548 (after hours) Or email

Friday 14th June 2019 PUBLIC NOTICES


BOT ELECTION DECLARATION OF PARENT PARENT ELECTION RESULTS At the close of nominations, as the number of valid nominations was equal to the number of vacancies required to be filled. I hereby declare the following duly elected:

Hardy, Ben & Tallentire, Keith Signed: Alison Brown (Returning Officer)


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

Darfield Life Church Sunday 6:30pm 10:30am - First Sunday of month.

Ps Wayne Watson 027 281 8340 17 North Terrace




UNDER PIVOT TRIMMING Phone Chris O’Donnell 027 210 2532 | 03 318 8479 Email:

HEDGEHOG Hedge & Shelterbelt Trimming Owner Operated

LIFESTYLE, LIFESTYLE farm tracks, yards and dairy lanes our speciality. Screened rotten-rock, it’s local and lasts better. Springfield Quarry phone 318 4132.

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

R K FIREWOOD Supplying wood for this Winter!

Old Man Pine, Bluegum, Macrocarpa, Oregon. TRY THE HOT MIX! ENpos available. All top quality, clean wood.



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CHIM Chim. We'll sweep your logburners flue, check the firebricks, baffles, air-tubes and controls. We're experts on coal-ranges, also sweeping any sized open fire. We quote and undertake repairs, flue extensions and install bird netting. 0800 224 464 CRANE TRUCK Members NZHHA. WINTER’S coming! Time to service your fire. Accumulation CRANE truck hire, Malvern area. of soot seriously affects 5m steel deck, trailer performance. Latest rotary optional. Tadano certified brush technology. Free 7.3m crane, lift up to 2.9 moisture check on wood. tonnes up close, 650kg at Safety inspection. All work ins ure d & guara nt ee d. 7m. Payload is 5 tonnes. Ideal From $80 single story. Phone for spa pools, playhouses, 0 8 0 0 S W E E P M E o r machines, timber, small 021 0277 1927. sleepouts etc. Call today! 0800 DRY HIRE. CHURCH NOTICES DRIVEWAYS



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



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BEST prices! Amalgamated SMALL section in outskirts of Scrap Ltd. Buying cars & farm Darfield, for a tiny house. machinery. Specialising in Phone 03 318 0140. farm clean-ups. Rod McQuoid WANTED TO RENT - buyer. Ph 027 695 0480 or 0800 030 712. 1 - 2 bedroom house SCRAPMETAL - cash paid for in Darfield. Please phone 027 315 7543. all types of metal farm machinery, old cars etc. Please phone Wayne 027 WINDOW CLEANING 749 9736 or 03 323 6610 (Licensed Dealer).


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ROOF & house maintenance. All aspects covered including spouting, mortar, tiles, reroofing, roof painting, moss, mould & silicone sealing. General repairs. Phone 03 347 6702.


PART-TIME QUAD BIKE TOUR GUIDE A part-time role is available supporting other tour guides with group bookings with possible option of a more permanent role. 10 - 20 hours approx, including Sat & Sun. Tours operate at Springfield 9am - 3pm. A fun & dynamic role for someone who enjoys the outdoors and working with people. We provide training and support so you gain skills that will benefit your career in Adventure Tourism. A current work place first aid certificate is required. Please email a CV with work experience & skills to:

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BOTTLES - wanted to buy. Pre-1940’s. Glass or clay types with NZ company names on. Please phone 03 360 3699. DEAD, damaged or derelict cars, trucks, vans & 4WD’s, including motorbikes. Cash paid. Please phone 03 318 0650. MACROCARPA trees wanted. Please phone Graeme Knowles on 021 613 229. UNWANTED or unsaleable sheep, goat & cattle buy. Please phone 027 293 1561.

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mechanics/fitters, is responsible for conducting planned and unplanned maintenance of mobile and fixed plant machinery in accordance with the operating plan and daily operational needs. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who wants to expand their skill base and is looking for a change. Being part of a small dynamic team, you will be responsible for repairing, servicing of all mobile and fixed plant, as well as maintaining our light vehicle fleet. Training will be provided. You will also assist fixed and mobile plant service activities to ensure that work is carried out in accordance with the Health and Safety in Employment Act and any other relevant legislation as well as in compliance with company procedures to ensure that equipment failure and downtime is kept to a minimum.

DAY TO DAY DUTIES: • Responsible for planned/unplanned maintenance of mobile and fixed plant machinery • Assisting with the maintenance and servicing of a small Light Vehicle fleet • Ensuring that targets are met and quality is maintained.

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Phil Marsh Ph 318 4131 Mob 027 357 3696

• Trades qualification in Diesel or Mechanical Engineering (Would consider applicants with other automotive qualifications and or practical experience in a related trade) • Experience working on heavy diesel plant and mobile plant equipment • Good oral and written communication skills • Excellent organisational and planning skills • A strong commitment to Health and Safety • The successful applicant will be willing to work the site roster from Monday-Friday with some weekend work as required.

CULTURE & BENEFITS: • Market leading pay • Health and life insurance • An uncompromised commitment to H&S and Zero Harm • Ability and support to progress within the business

This is a residential based role. Candidates will be required to live locally or be willing to relocate.

HOW TO APPLY: If you are interested in this position please email a copy of your resume including a cover letter including which position to PLEASE NOTE: successful candidates will be subject to pre-employment drug and alcohol testing and a pre-employment medical. Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

All aspects of concreting & all types of finishing  DECORATIVE  STAMPED  COLOURED  EXPOSED Dale Mayberry Ph: 021 222 2833

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WINDOW REPAIRS SHELLEY’S Glass and Glazing. Got a broken glass window? Insurance work, Pet doors, Mirrors, Retro Refits, Single/ Double glazing, Splashbacks, Fire Glass. 32 years in the glass industry. Operates in Oxford, Cust, Darfield, Rolleston, West Melton & Surrounding Areas. Call your local Glazier - Mark on 03 312 3253 or 0272 426 368.


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New houses or alterations Award winning builder

R eg is te re d

Phone Rodney Fairbrass on: Master

roofs, footpaths & driveways.

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

Mirrors Catdoors Splash Backs Retro Fit Double Glazing Insurance Repairs

Ph: 03 318 3778 M: 027 446 7092 E:

Moss Treating:

Hydro Drain Cleaning •

Registered Master Builder

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

House & Roof Pre--Paint Wash Pre •




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

Specialising in:  

Ph 03 318 4128

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Feedlots / Silage Pads Agricultural Effluent Storage Systems Driveways / Patios Residential Foundations & Slab Excavations & Shingle Supplies New Homes Farm Buildings

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

Give Nigel a call now for your no obligation free quote

Ph: 021 387 750


TINTTINT-A-WINDOW Solar Protective films. Fade UV block. Heat Glare control. Privacy. Safety/ Security. Frosted films. Free online quotes. Ph 0800 368 468.


Your LOCAL & reliable tradesman



Adrian’s Building Services (03) 324-3125

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. UPHOLSTERER - Recover lounge suites, dining chairs, squabs etc. Free quotes. Based in Weedons. Please phone 03 980 4979.

Locally based, NZ Home HeaNng Installer 10+ years



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

New Builds Extensions Renovations Kitchen & Bathrooms

"Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together." - Marilyn Monroe

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! • Ovens Machines • Cooktops • Dryers • Washing Machine • Dishwashers Hire from $8 p.w. • Washing

Reg. Service Technician

Darfield based with over 38 years of local knowledge and experience

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

Contact your LOCAL certifying specialist. Over 30 years experience.

Tiler & Registered Water Proofer

Selwyn Electrical Ltd Your Local Registered Electrician

Look me up on

Mainland Plumbing & Gas Ltd Ph Glenn: Kirwee Based


or phone 03 318 1973 or 027 421 1637

027 445 0684

318 1676 or 021 184 2448


david wilkinson registered electrician phone 03 318 1231 fax email

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

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.

021 732 331

Maintenance Renovations & new builds Pump servicing and installation Water filter installation Water pump hire Supply and installation of septic tank systems • Gas and wood fire installation • IQP in backflow prevention • Teatsprayer servicing • • • • • •

0800 752 400

“One call & we’ we’ll do them all” all”

A pirate walked into a bar and the bartender commented, “hey I haven’t seen you in a while. What happened? You look terrible!” Pirate: “What do you mean, I feel fine!” Bartender: “What about the wooden leg? You didn’t have that before.” Pirate: “Well we were in a battle and I got hit by a cannon ball, but I’m fine now.” Bartender: “Well ok, but what about that hook? What happened to your hand?” Pirate: “We were in another battle. I boarded a ship and got into a sword fight. My hand was cut off and I was fitted with a hook. I’m fine really…!” Bartender: “What about that eye patch?” Pirate: “Oh, one day we were at sea and a flock of birds flew over, I looked up and one of them pooed in my eye!” Bartender: “You’re kidding me! You lost an eye just from bird poo?” Pirate: “It was my first day with the hook!”

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Issue 893 - Friday 14th June 2019