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Inside this issue: 2019 Mud Plug Soul Jam Successful Mortgage Advice Fundraising in Honour Tobi Takes The Win cont… Trusted by NZ Customers Open Day Deferred 2019 DHS Formal Malvern Squash Club From A Bygone Era Defibrillator On Site Council Supports Parents Plans To Develop? Piper’s On Fire Local Body Nominations SDC Scholarships Edge Connector Service Computer Corner

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Local motocross rider Tobi Moore was understandably very proud (as were his parents and family), when he came away with a deserved win following his weekend’s Off -Road Canterbury Champs racing event. Tobi raced in the Junior 8-11 years, 85/150cc class, at the 2019 Canterbury Championships, which took place in Southbridge, on August 10th - 11th. “Tobi raced really well in wet, muddy conditions,” commented his mum Vanessa Moore. Moore “On day one (Saturday) he competed in a practice round followed by two races. He emerged with wins in the practice and one race, followed by second place in the other race. The extreme weather conditions caused the cancellation of Saturday’s race three,” Vanessa explained. The wet and muddy conditions saw the track altered to accommodate Sunday’s racing agenda. The conditions didn’t

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Tobi Moore in action at the Canterbury Championships which were held in Southbridge recently. deter Tobi who raced once again in two races and one practice round. He came away with two wins in the races and a second place in his practice round.

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Above: On the podium L to R: third Place George Geck, first Tobi Moore and second Cody Labes.

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Above: A great example of the fun to be had at the 2019 Sheffield Volunteer Fire brigade Mud Plug. The Sheffield Volunteer Fire Brigade will once again run its fundraising Mud Plug, and this is planned to take place on Sunday, September 1st (Father’s Day). The bad weather postponement day is Sunday, September 8th. The Mud Plug course is set-up on Derek Bull’s Bull farm, Main West Road, Sheffield and organisers report that competitors come from both ends of the Island to compete in this action-packed event. An event that has been running for twenty one years and getting bigger each time it’s staged. The Mud Plug attracts a record number of spectators, along with a full

complement of competitors. Organisers limit the number of entrants to forty five vehicles and have been told by those who frequent events such as this, that Sheffield’s is one of the biggest spectator attended Mud Plugs, in the South Island. Spectators are well catered for with trade stalls, food outlets (operated by Sheffield School and Malvern Lions), along with lunch-break entertainment, to keep everyone happy. For anyone who hasn’t previously attended this particular Mud Plug, organisers explain that the course is made up of several, varied, hazards. Competitors must get through these without losing forward motion. If a vehicle gets stuck it’s the passenger’s job to getout, and then connect a rope to the rescue tractor, so they can be pulled free. Entertainment in itself! The event offers two classes for entry; Modified and Open. “Most vehicles attending the Mud Plug will have been modified,” explained Sheffield Fire Chief, Nev Croy. Croy “Some will have been built solely for this sort of event and cost their owners thousands of dollars. All vehicles competing are scrutineered to make sure they comply with the high safety standards required,” Nev

added. “We do run the event as a fun day and every competitor collects a prize,” he said. The Sheffield Volunteer Fire Brigade thank all those that have been involved with this very successful event over the years. “We really hope 2019’s Mud Plug will be just as successful, safe and fun as those in the past,” Nev commented. Organisers acknowledge the time and effort a number of people have put into helping run this event, especially the tractor and excavator owners, marshals, gate personnel, score tellers, St John Ambulance and the course organisers Rob Carter and Dave Taylor. Taylor “This event just wouldn’t be possible had it not been for the generosity of Derek Bull, allowing us to use his land,” Nev added. Organisers appreciate the public support they receive and point out that it’s the ideal Father’s Day treat for all those Dads and grandfathers, plus their families out there. “This year funds raised will be used to upgrade the Brigade’s support vehicle,” Nev concluded.

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Wow! Soul Jam Holistic and Spiritual Expo, held for the first time in Darfield (August 3rd4th) was an amazing event again this year! The continuing interest in this event, held in the Darfield Recreation Centre (previously held in West Melton) highlights the need felt within the community for complementary and natural therapies, along with the desire for improved health and wellbeing. The new location of the expo offered plenty of space for both practitioners and the public to move around freely. The atmosphere was warm, inviting

and exciting, with many visitors commenting on it. For some it was their first time at such an event and they were fascinated by some of the modalities offered. Others, who had attended similar events before, commented on the ‘feel’ of the Expo and the high standard of practitioners. It was wonderful to see everyone with a smile on their faces when they left. The majority of our practitioners are local (from Sheffield, Darfield and Kirwee) with others from Dunsandel, Prebbleton, Tai Tapu, and everywhere in between! They were joined by a few invited guests. There are

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now a large number of practitioners within the District and not enough room for them all! It is wonderful to see the public’s growing interest, willingness to receive treatments, and their keenness to try something different to help heal their ailments. For many it was their first experience with some of the modalities and all were pleased with the results of their sessions. Free talks and demonstrations ran throughout each day and were well attended, giving an extra opportunity to learn something new. It was great to have an animal communicator this year, offering sage advice in regard to the animals we share our lives with. As always Rainbowlily was a huge hit with her face painting. Many children and adults had their faces adorned - which was not hard to understand when you saw the quality of her amazing work. Soul Jam was a fabulous event and the practitioners and public cannot be thanked enough for bringing it all together in such a way (it is, after all, a partnership between both). It was wonderful to see everyone become so uplifted and inspired.

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Becky Gerritsen, Shona Johnston, Rachel Jones, Liz Spence and Lexie Bryant fundraising to help set up a trust in their late friend’s name - enabling her good work to continue. Local Darfield women Liz Spence, Spence Shona Johnstone and Becky Gerritsen, Gerritsen along with Lexie Bryant from West Melton and Rachel Jones from Ashburton are keeping their friend’s memory alive and continuing her work. Tai Dixon, Dixon was a Canterbury midwife, who sadly was killed in a car accident at West Melton at the

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beginning of June. Tai had spent her working life supporting underprivileged women but her passion was to help and assist women and their families grieving from a stillbirth. The group are hoping to continue their friend’s legacy by raising funds to set up a trust in Tai’s name. The women are currently training hard with the goal of running in the Dunedin Marathon on September 1st to fundraise for the Trust. The group commented that running had helped them all deal with some of the grief following their friend’s death. “Tai was passionate about helping others, whether it be in a time of grief, through a difficult time, or just if you needed a chat after a bad day,” said Liz Spence one of the fundraising group of friends. “She would always make time for you. Tai was fun, outgoing,

adored her children and loved spending time with her family and friends. She had a trip planned in July back to the UK to visit her family which she was so excited about,” Liz added. Tai’s family have received a lot of support from the Darfield community since her passing and her husband Scott commented that this had restored his faith in humanity. About one in two hundred pregnancies ends in a stillbirth (losing a baby after the first twenty weeks). Death before twenty weeks is considered a miscarriage, which is deemed ‘fairly common’ - one or two out of every ten pregnant women miscarry. To help with raising funds go to: #runforTai Givealittle page. “Raising money towards funding a room for mothers of still born babies by running in memory of our beautiful friend, Tai Dixon.”

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Boys on their bikes L-R: Lucas Patterson (Kirwee), Tobi Moore and Cody Labes (Wanaka).

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Christchurch-based Lamb & Hayward has become the first funeral director to achieve Consumer NZ’s Consumer Trusted accreditation. Locally owned and operated, Lamb & Hayward has provided funeral services in Canterbury since 1923 and has a significant presence in the region. The company operates three chapels and is the first and only CarboNZero-certified funeral director in New Zealand. Lamb & Hayward had to meet strict requirements to achieve Consumer Trusted status Consumer NZ general manager - business Derek Bonnar said. “During our assessment, it was clear Lamb & Hayward provided a positive experience for its customers. This is especially important during the funeral process, as families are dealing with high emotions and grief,” he added. “Our Consumer Trusted accreditation is purposely difficult to achieve. We only aw ar d bu s i ne s s e s t h at consistently deliver a quality service for consumers, going beyond that which the law demands.” In 2015, Consumer NZ developed its Trusted programme to recognise

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L to R: Lamb & Hayward group operations manager, Craig Mennie; Consumer NZ general manager - business, Derek Bonnar; Lamb & Hayward chief executive, Stephen Parkyn. businesses that met the consumer watchdog’s strict code of conduct. This code ensures accredited businesses provide exceptional customer service, and exceed the requirements of the Fair Trading Act, Consumer Guarantees Act and other consumer-related laws. “We carry out detailed mystery shopping as part of our assessment. This includes how staff treat customers and what information customers are given about their rights if something goes wrong,” Derek said. Lamb & Hayward Group chief executive Stephen Parkyn was delighted the business had the honour of being the first funeral home to have achieved a

Consumer Trusted accreditation. “As a proudly Canterburyowned business which has been engaged in the community for nearly one hundred years, our company foundations are firmly set in reliability and trustworthiness. Our intention is to continue to provide leadership within our profession so that our client families not only receive excellent care, but are guaranteed price transparency and consumer protection,” Stephen said.

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After a week of spring-like weather, organisers of the Terrace Station could be excused for thinking they were back to winter again after last weekend’s rain and snow. Kate Foster of the Terrace Station Charitable Trust wisely decided to defer their open day until S u n d a y , A u g u s t 18 t h . Snowdrops will still be carpeting the woods, and all the spring growth will have another week to prepare for visitors. The usual attractions will also be available - the summer house with old gardening and farming tools, along with the quiz table and

activities for children. Weather permitting visitors are encouraged to bring their picnic to enjoy on the lawns and a welcoming brazier will warm hands and feet should winter have not quite departed. There will be tables creaking with the weight of woodland plants for sale and some giveaways. The $5 entry fee goes to the Terrace Station Trust, and entry for children is free, however there are no EFTPOS facilities. Terrace Station is signposted from the Hororata roundabout and organisers request that dogs be left at home.

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The Darfield High School Formal took place in the School Hall on Saturday, July 27th with a theme of ‘Night Glow’. The Hall was spectacularly decorated with lights aplenty in keeping with the theme. The School’s Formal is the highlight of many student’s school year and this one was reportedly a fun night with lots of special memories made. Award winners for 2019 were: Best Dressed Year 11: Lucy Mitchell, Mitchell Quinn Middleton. Middleton Best Dressed Year 12: Ella Roessink, Roessink James Stead. Stead Best Dressed Year 13: Abi Tuhill, Tuhill Jackson Proud. Proud King and Queen: Aaliyah van der Heyden, Heyden Cassie Hart. Hart Prince and Princess: Rebecca Inch, Inch Caden Dixon. Dixon Duke and Duchess: Heidi Lovelock, Lovelock Vincent Mandapat. Mandapat

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The Malvern Squash Club Championships took place on July, 31st and were reported to be much enjoyed. The camaraderie-filled event was rich with action and entertainment, it was reported. The Open Men’s finalists were David Topham and Dan Frampton, Frampton with Dan taking the win. Unfortunately there were no women playing, so the women’s cups remain at the Club. It was commented upon that the Malvern Squash Club rooms are a credit to the committee and were a huge asset to the area. In November 1971 authorisation was granted for the Malvern Squash Club to use part of the Coleman land for the site of the Courts. The Squash initiative came about after a concerted drive by the late Dr Denis Eason and Jim Duncan and were constructed in 1974. The facility would form the cornerstone of the Recreation and Social Centre, which was built alongside five years later. Initially there were only two courts and players had to negotiate wires surrounding rugby fields, and potholes, to venture to the Domain toilets, some dark, distance away! The addition of the shower and toilet block was understandably a major achievement. There have been ongoing upgrades to the facility recently which have included, lining between the courts, along with lighting and heating upgrades. Squash Interclub matches are played on Monday evenings and Junior Squash is scheduled on Wednesday afternoons. Activities days are held from time to time with local schools and the Club also gets involved with fun days. The Club appreciates the need to increase, in particular women and junior, participation. As a result of the continued support of a number of local businesses along with some other initiatives the Club is no longer in the constrained financial position that they have been, on occasion, in the past. This enables them to offer reductions in subscriptions to those wishing to try

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Open finalists, L to R: David Topham and Dan Frampton. Dan won the Championship. squash, or wishing to return to the sport - which will in turn boost the Club’s playing numbers.

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The cups that will remain with the Malvern Squash Club due to a lack of women players.

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Still working through some of the items of interest in old newspapers and periodicals loaned to the News by exSheffield farmer and now Darfield resident Alistair Adams there were a few gems hidden amongst them. The publications ranged in age from 1906 until just before World War II in 1939, and had been saved by Alistair’s predecessors because they covered stock auctions of interest, Show results and clearing sales etc. Today’s offerings show the Malvern tennis rankings from the November 11th edition of the Press in 1938 and a take on our email column from the same era!! The tennis item contains numerous family names still resident in the area.

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In 2005 the Sheffield Volunteer Fire Brigade purchased a Defibrillator with money raised from their Mud Plug and Wings and Wheels events. Back then a defibrillator was not part of the New Zealand Fire Service’s standard equipment. The Fire Service have now supplied all Fire Brigades in New Zealand with defibrillators making the one Sheffield purchased in 2005, surplus to their requirements. After a Brigade meeting and a discussion with the Malvern

Branch of St John, the Sheffield Brigade decided to donate the old defibrillator to the Sheffield Community. “As the Famous Sheffield Pie Shop is staffed for most of the day, they were the obvious choice to store it, for general public use,” explained Sheffield Fire Brigade's Fire Chief, Nev Croy. Croy Following a joint effort by both the Fire Brigade and Malvern St John, staff at the Pie Shop have now been trained on how to use this life-

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saving piece of equipment. “This donation has only been made possible because the Malvern branch of St John have agreed to pay for the ongoing servicing costs,” Nev added. “The Sheffield unit is now part of a network of fifteen AED defibrillators in the wider Malvern Community, with more in the pipeline,” he said. “The Officers and members of the Sheffield Fire Brigade acknowledge and thank the Malvern Branch of St John for doing this,” Nev finished.

L to R: Ross Meder (Malvern St John), Sarah McGrath (Manager of the World Famous Sheffield Pie Shop), Neville Croy (Chief Fire Officer of the Sheffield Volunteer Fire Brigade).

Selwyn District Council has moved to support parents who wish to represent the region by covering extra childcare costs for Councillors and Community Board members. The Council voted unanimously at Wednesday’s, July 10th Council meeting, to reimburse Councillors when they have pay for childcare in order to attend meetings for Council work, or events where they are representing the Council. Mayor Sam Broughton said having a family shouldn’t be a barrier to representing your community and the policy is an opportunity to open up Council to new members. “We live in a district where half the population is under forty and we’ve got a large number of young families. It’s important that young families are represented around the Council

table when we’re making decisions and this is a great way of making that a little bit easier,” Sam added. The policy follows the guidelines for councils to consider paying back childcare that are set out in the new Local Government Members (2019/2020) Determination 2019 law, which came into effect on July 1st. The Council’s decision, which came into immediate effect, means a Councillor or Community Board member can claim back up to $6,000 a year plus GST, to cover the cost of childcare by someone who isn’t family to look after a child under fourteen years old, in order for them to attend meetings or events on behalf of the Council. The policy will be reviewed annually and is expected to cost Council $20-25,000 a year. Council Chief Executive David

Ward said the move reflects the busy nature of serving the community. “Being an elected member means you’re on call at any time for meetings and events. The policy reflects that elected members can be called out at all hours for their work. We want good people to be able to serve their community and it is an opportunity to help more people to be able to do that,” David concluded.

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Best to Start Early! consent from your local Council. delays of Council refusing to By Anna Mackenzie, Senior Planner, Baseline Group. Time is a precious commodity that few of us fully appreciate until it is too late. When it comes to the Resource Management Act (the Act), trying to get anything processed takes time. Time to design a project, prepare an application, lodge it with your local Council, respond to any Council requests, and obtain a consent. You may have big plans for this spring, or summer, to sort out that creek in the bottom paddock that floods every year, get some gravel out of the river, sort out that water-take for irrigation, or any array of other farming practices which may require a resource

It might be down at the bach, or around the home, where you want to extend a jetty, add-on to the house, or deck, or put in a new track, or driveway. Even though you will not have to do any physical works on the ground until much later in the year, now is the optimum time to engage your experts, get the design work done and get consents from Council. The requirements of the Act mean that a certain level of detail is required for any application which goes to Council, and if insufficient information is provided Council have to refuse to process the application. Appropriate architectural, engineering and planning work to design your project and prepare an application will avoid time

process an application. Once lodged with Council, the Act provides twenty working days for an application to be processed. During this month Council may stop the clock to seek further information which may cause time delays. If for some reason council is obliged to notify the application, another two to three months can go by during a hearing process. All of this can add to your frustrations if you are wanting to proceed with works on a project over summer. Worst of all the window of fine weather may pass, meaning you have to wait until next year before you can finally get the digger out. By starting these projects now, you can avoid the frustration and cost of time delays over summer. Winter is an excellent time of the year to stay warm inside and sort out your paperwork, design your project and get consents from Council ready for the summer months. So my advice is act now and be prepared for action before summer even begins.

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Local shooter Piper Benbow is definitely on top form at present. Piper recently competed at the National Indoor Championships which took place on August 3rd - 4th, and were held at twelve venues throughout New Zealand. Shooters attended one of the twelve named ranges to shoot their cards, which were then sent off to determine the winners of each division. Piper shot in Christchurch and competed in the A grade which is the second highest grade and had fifty one shooters competing in it. Piper shot extremely well taking the win by a whole point. Her score was 395.24 out of 400.40. Above: Piper in action.

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At 9:22am on August 13th the following nominations had been received for the forthcoming triennial local body elections. Nominations close on Friday, August 16th.

Tawera Comm Subdivis (2 vac) Meares, Karen Woods, Bill (Independent) Hawkins Comm Subdivis (3 vac) May, Ken Morten, John (Jum) (Indepen) Pascoe, Judith. Judith

In 2019, up to six scholarships of up to $3,000 each will be available for students from Darfield High School, Ellesmere College and Lincoln High School who have achieved outstanding success in academic, sports, cultural, arts, social responsibility, or other areas. Those who have overcome barriers, or hardships, to achieve are also encouraged to apply. From 2020 the scholarship will also be open to students from Rolleston College. The scholarship will provide payment towards fees and costs associated with the purchase of books and equipment required for the study, or training, on a full-time course of study or training. Council Community Services and Facilities Group Manager Denise Kidd said the scholarships are

intended to help local young people pursue their dreams. “The Council recognises that in Selwyn district it benefits all of us when we encourage the outstanding young people we have. These scholarships are not limited to academic achievements, but are also open to supporting local senior students who have achieved success in sports, culture, arts p u r s u it s o r w h o h av e represented us well, despite the obstacles in their way.” Scholarship applicants will be able to include a statement of support from a teacher, or coach, from their school, or from a person outside school who is relevant to their application, such as a regional, or national, coach. Applications close at the end of September and shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview as part of the selection process. The Council will also liaise directly with local secondary schools before making its final decision. The successful applicants are expected to be announced at the e nd-of-yea r schoo l prizegiving awards.

Mayor (1 Vacancy) Broughton, Sam Woods, Bill (Independent) Malvern Ward (2 vac) Gallagher, Jenny Mugford, Bob (Independent) Woods, Bill (Independent) Selwyn Central Ward (4 vac) Alexander, Mark (Independent) Leippi, Travis McInnes, Sophie Payne, Calvin (Independent) Reid, Nicole

Selwyn District Council is offering scholarships for up to six senior local high school students to pursue their passion and aspirations beyond school. Applications for the scholarships are now open for Year 12 and 13 students who live in Selwyn, go to a high school in Selwyn and are planning to undertake full-time tertiary education, or training, at a recognised New Zealand university, polytechnic or training institution next year.

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A new library service bringing popular programmes and resources to those who don’t have easy access to a library had its first recently. Residents of Castle Hill and Arthur’s Pass were the first to try out the Selwyn District Council’s new Edge Connector service in its specially kitted out vehicle - with Windwhistle School soon after. The service is designed to bring

targeted library resources, programmes and services to communities, schools, preschools and community groups that are not within easy reach of one of the district’s four libraries. The Edge Connector’s main focus is on those outlying communities at least fifteen kilometres from a library. Community Services and Facilities Group Manager, Denise Kidd, Kidd commented that

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the service had been designed to be cost effective, efficient and flexible in what it provides, so it can bring things the whole community want, but would otherwise be difficult to access. “We want to make sure those communities across the district, without easy access to a physical library, have similar opportunities to others, whether that’s through education on our online resources, or bringing a specific programme that caters to a group of residents of the particular community.” It is expected regular visits to communities such as Windwhist le, Springfi eld, Dunsandel, Southbridge, Hororata, Greendale, Glentunnel and Sheffield will be scheduled over the coming weeks. Other visits are being planned as the service assesses the needs, and interest levels, in particular communities, and continues to work on logi stics a nd opportunities. The Edge Connector is fitted with wifi, computers, and a touch-screen online catalogue, as well as a printer and scanner. It will bring a selection of books, magazines and DVDs, along with tech kits with equipment that can include microscopes, telescopes, robotic kits and entry level VR equipment, which can be browsed or borrowed. It will also be able to carry resources such as a 3D printer and sewing machines to allow for specific programmes. The newly purchased Edge Connector vehicle has a focus on cost effectiveness and environmental sustainability with the electronics powered by two auxiliary batteries that charge while the van drives, or are powered by a specially fitted solar panel on the roof. It also has low energy LED lighting. It accommodates specially-made furniture to provide maximum space including reading spots for children and adults, along with storage. The Wifi on board is provided via the Aotearoa People’s Network Kaharoa (APNK), which is part of the National Library of New Zealand, Department of Internal Affairs. This partnership brings free Internet services to public libraries throughout New Zealand. This is the first time APNK has trialled a mobile service in New Zealand.

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The Netball squad chosen to play in the Canterbury Winter Tournament: Scarlett Whiteside, Lorna McRae, Alex Bell, Poppy Freeman, Maddie Judd, Arabella Barnard, Riley Slaven, Brylee Holland and Stella Sanders. Absent Lani Atutolu. Although it was the Malvern ‘Winter’ Tournament it was hardly a winter’s day for the event, which took place on Tuesday, August 6th. Students from years 3 to 6 had the opportunity to take part in netball, hockey, rugby and football, or could elect to join the non-competitive Sportstart session. Students participating played round-robin tournaments in their chosen code with year 5 6 players eligible for Malvern team selection. Malvern Teams then compete at the Primary Sports Canterbury tournament to be held in Christchurch on Thursday, August 22nd. MALVERN TEAMS: Football: Travis Shearing, Shearing Riley Smith, Smith Dustin Rowlands, Rowlands Casey Booth, Booth Cohen Todd, Todd Marcus Harvey. Harvey Netball: Arabella Barnard, Barnard Maddie Judd, Judd Alex Bell, Bell Lani Atutolu, Poppy Freeman, Freeman Riley Slaven, Slaven Brylee Holland, Stella Sanders. Sanders

Reserves: Scarlett Whiteside, Whiteside Lorna McRae. McRae Hockey: Dannika Fuller, Fuller Maia Townsend, Townsend Mitchell Whyte, Whyte Angus Thompson, Thompson Gemma Pankhurst, Pankhurst Molly Turner, Turner Kate Geddes. Geddes Rugby: Maia Daly, Daly Ashton SinclairSinclair-Dockerill, Dockerill SonnySonny-Bill McAndrews, McAndrews Shayden McDonnell, McDonnell Shay Corson, Corson Bede Lee, Lee Toby Adams, Adams Jackson Kelly, Kelly Toby Thwaites, Thwaites Leithan Parker, Parker Bentley Todd, Todd Alfie Pask, Pask Gis Ferguson, Ferguson Sophie Greening, Greening Jack Smith, Smith Angus Pratt, Pratt Fergus Daly. Daly MALVERN WINTER TOURNAMENT RESULTS: Sheffield (S), Kirwee (K), Glentunnel (G), Darfield (D), Windwhistle (W), Hororata (H), Greendale )Gr), Netball - Yr 3 & 4 - 1: (S), 2: (K)Kiwis, 3:=(G)A, (D)Diam. Yr 5 & 6 -1: (D)Ducks, 2: (S), 3:= (K) & (H)/(W). Hockey - Yr 3 & 4 - 1: (K)2, 2: (G), 3: (D)Dynos.

Yr 5 & 6 -1: (K)Cruisers, 2: (Gr)Gazelles, 3: (D)Rams.

Football Yr 3 & 4 - 1: (D)Go Getters, 2: (K)B, 3: (K)A.

Yr 5 & 6 - 1: (K)Strikers, 2: Blackout, 3: (D)Believers.

Rugby - Yr 3 & 4 -1: Blues, 2: Highlanders, 3: Crusaders.

Yr 5 & 6,1: Sharks, 2: Jaguares, 3: Lions. The Sportstart games focussed on invasion games, developing players awareness of space, moving through it, moving into others territories and working together as a team. Player, Yannick commented that,

"Dodgeball was my favourite but we learnt lots of fun new games." Chaos was another game played; it encompassed a multitude of skills and other sports all wrapped into one. Football, dodgeball, netball, baseball and some serious strategic thinking! Jayde Mayberry, Selwyn Sports Trust.

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The Hororata Windwhistle Combined Netball team which placed first in their pool and third overall at the Malvern Winter Tournament. L-R: Hailey, Gracie, Eljane, Samara, Poppy and Kate.

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The Darfield Rugby Club’s Senior prize giving was held at their Club Rooms on Saturday, August 10th.


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DRFC Trophy mst Dedic:

Haigh Jebson. Jebson

Tom Adams. Adams

DRFC Trophy mst dedicated:

Lawrence Rinso Naughton Mem Cup Player: Kelly Henderson. Henderson James Thompson Mem Trophy Sportsman of yr: Rick Pinny. Pinny Darfield Hotel Mst outstanding Div 2 Player: Hugh Ridgen. Ridgen CR Redfern Cup mst imp:

Robin Moore MemTrophy Players’ Player of yr: Michael Brankin. Brankin Reveley Cup mst imp player:

Bob Carter Trophy Most Outstanding Open Grade Player:

Michael Brankin. Brankin

Harry Clinton Baker. Baker

Hamish Reid Memorial Cup highest Rep Honours:

Dean Carroll Memorial Trophy Snr Personality of yr: William Wright. Wright Div 1 Team Man: Lance Meikle. Meikle

William Wright, Wright Michael Brankin, Brankin Haigh Jebson, Jebson Brent Dalley, Dalley Shaun Beatty, Beatty Ben Alexander, Alexander Alex Parker. Parker Coach of the Yr: Troy Allan. Allan Team Mgr of yr: Jordon Watson. Watson

REP Players: William Wright, Wright Michael Brankin, Brankin Haigh Jebson, Jebson Brent Dalley, Dalley Shaun Beatty, Beatty Ben Alexander, Alexander Alex Parker. Parker

Tony Paterson Memorial Trophy most improved Team: U6 Red. Red 2004 Centennial Cup highest Achieving team: Div 1 Team. Team Brian Kars Memorial Trophy Personality of yr: Andy Payton. Payton Lenco Sports Cup player contribut most to Club: William Wright. Wright DHS Trophy best off field contribut:


Results 6th August 2019 MATCH OF THE DAY: LGU & Putting 18.51st: S Gilmour 70 18.5-25.2: 25.2 2nd: J Wilson 71 3rd: M Abbott 73 25.3+: 1st: C Robinson 76 2nd: M Edwards 80 3rd: B Bryant 82 Putts: Putts M Abbott 30 putts, 7 one putts Men - Stableford: Stableford 1st: G Harris 38 2nd: A Sime 35 3rd: I Palmer 35 4th: M Wills 33 Closest to the Pins: Pins B Bryant Longest Putt: I Palmer Putt ————————————— Results 9th August 2019 MATCH OF THE DAY: $5 Friday Golf Mens: 1st: M Wills 34 Mens Ladies: 1st: J Wilson 29 Ladies Closest to the Pins. Pins #6: J Wilson #11: J Wilson Glentunnel vs Rest Of The World: World Glentunnel: 3 ROTW: 0

Results 8th August 2019 MATCH OF THE DAY: 18 Holes - Bisque Bogey 1st: L Steele 7 2nd: K Battersby 6 3rd: M Robertson 5 4th: J Blatch 5 5th: J Deans 4 6th: W Mehrtens 4 MATCH OF THE DAY: 9 Holes - Stableford 1st: V MacKenzie22 2nd: T Craig 22 3rd: J Smith 20 4th:H 4th: Chamberlain19 5th: J Stewart 18 6th: K Bush 18




2019 DIVISION 1 Steve Mitchell Trophy Mst promis:

Michael Brankin. Brankin


Earl Worsfold. Worsfold 100 points: Angus Gunn. Gunn 2019 DIVISION 3 Fwd of Yr : Jesse Lawrence. Lawrence Back of Yr: Dean Glassey. Glassey Team man of yr: Leon Rietveld. Rietveld

Sheffield Tennis Club Annual General Meeting Tuesday 20th August

Karen Beatty. Beatty DRFC Snr Clubman’s Cup outstand contrib to Club: Tim Wright. Wright Paul Stewart Committee Cup:

7:30pm, at the Sheffield Domain

John Ludemann. Ludemann 2019 COLTS Bernie Clinton Mem Trophy mst imp colt: Beau Sager. Sager AJ Tony Lee Mem Cup mst promis U21 player: Roy McCaughan. McCaughan Browning Family Trophy mst outstand Player: Roy McCaughan. McCaughan CH& LR Ridgen Cup mst valuable Player: Devon Crequer. Crequer

Michael Brankin won the DRFC Trophy most dedicated, and the Robin Moore Memorial Trophy Players’ Player of the Year, plus the Bob Carter Trophy Most outstanding Open Grade Player.

William Wright winner of the Dean Carroll Memorial Trophy for Senior Personality of the year and the Lenco Sports Cup player contributing most to the Club.

Any enquiries phone Phil Marsh 318 4131

Tuesday 27th August At the Kirwee Pavilion

REP Players: Sean Carston. Carston Juniors: 7:00pm Seniors: 8:00pm

Thursday 22nd August Tim Wright proud recipient of the DRFC Senior Clubman’s Cup Outstanding Contribution to the Club.

7pm at the Glentunnel Domain Clubrooms Andy Payton winner of the Brian Kars Memorial Trophy for Personality of the year.

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Saturday 17th August 2019

Ellesmere vs Canterbury Maori At the Kirwee Rugby Club

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Friday 16th August 2019 PUBLIC NOTICES


CPWL ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMNT FUND 2019 funding applicants are now being accepted, applicaLons close 31 August 2019. This fund was established to enhance the natural environment of the Selwyn Te Waihora catchment. Please see CPWL’s website ( for further informa:on.




BOARD OF TRUSTEES ELECTION A casual vacancy has occurred on the Board of Trustees for a selected parent representative. The board has resolved under section 105 of the Education Act 1989 to fill the vacancy by selection.


Deadline 1pm Monday 19th August at the latest

Any advertising not being charged to an approved account must have its payment received prior to deadline.

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- The team at Malvern News


Friday 23rd August 2019 Ph: 03 318 7450 E: Did you know! You can read the news online at...

If ten percent or more of eligible voters on the school roll ask the board, within 28 days of this notice being published, to hold a by-election to fill the vacancy, then a by-election will be held.

Any eligible voter who wishes to ask the board to hold by--election should write to: a by Rhonda HamiltonHamilton-Cross (Board of Trustees) Windwhistle School 19 Rakaia Gorge Road, Windwhistle, RD2 Darfield, 7572

By Friday 12th September 2019


BY-ELECTION Nominations are invited for the election of one (1) parent representative to the board of trustees.

9th-29th Aug


Crea:ve Sparks Art Exhibi:on

Selwyn Gallery

17th Aug

Representa:ve Rugby (Ellesmere v Cant. Maori)

Kirwee Rugby Club

18th Aug

Mid Winter Christmas Buffet

Terrace Downs Resort

18th Aug

10:00am Café Hope

Sheffield Bowling Club

18th Aug

11:00am Snowdrop Sunday Open Garden

Terrace Sta:on, Hororata

18th Aug

12:00pm Sheffield Free Book Exchange

Sheffield Plunket Rooms

19th Aug


FATHER’S DAY FEATURE - AdverLsing Deadline for 23rd August Issue

19th Aug


Darfield Rugby Club AGM

20th Aug

10:00am MALVERN NEWS - AdverLsing Deadline for 23rd August Issue

20th Aug


Darfield Tennis Club AGM

Darfield Tennis Clubrooms

20th Aug


Sheffield Tennis Club AGM

Sheffield Domain

22nd Aug


South Malvern Cricket Club AGM

Glentunnel Domain Clubrm

23rd Aug


Darfield Primary School PTA - Quiz Night

Darfield Rec Centre

24th Aug


Kirwee Recrea:on Reserve Extension Drop-in Session

Kirwee Reserve Pavilion

26th Aug


Malvern Community Board Monthly Mee:ng


27th Aug

7pm/8pm Malvern Tennis Sub-ASSN AGM

28th Aug


ROLLESTON NEWS - AdverLsing Deadline for 4th September Issue

28th Aug


Friends of Darfield Hospital Charitable Trust - AGM Trinity Church, Darfield

29th Aug


Hear ‘The Kugles’ play Folk Music

Trinity Church, Darfield

30th Aug


Malvern A&P ASSN - AGM

Sheffield Pavilion

31st Aug

North Canterbury Wearable Arts

Rangiora Town Hall

31st Aug

CPWL Enviro. Management Fund Applica:ons Close

31st Aug


Kirwee Pavilion

Selwyn Environmental Short Film Comp Entries Closing

1st Sept

Father’s Day - All you can eat Spit Roast & Rib Buffet

1st Sept

Father’s Day Buffet with Dad’s Favourites!

1st Sept 1st - 6th Sept 3rd-7th Sept 6th Sept 11th Sept 12th Sept 20th Sept 20th Sept 27th Sept 28th Sept 11th-12th Oct

Darfield Rugby Clubrooms

Woodley’s Restaurant

Terrace Downs Resort 10:00am 2019 Mud Plug (Rain out day Sunday 8th Sept) Bulls Road, Sheffield Cant Gliding Club, Airfield Learn to Fly Gliders Upper Ellesmere Water Race Intake will be closed 12:00pm Nomina:on Glentunnel School BOT By-Elec:ons Close 6:30pm Darfield Indoor Bowling Club Hospital Tournament Darfield Rec Centre Windwhistle School BOT Parent By-Elec:on Deadline

12:00pm Vo:ng Closes for Glentunnel School BOT By-Elec:ons 7:30pm Buddy Holly & The Eagles Tribute Show Darfield Artweek 2019 Entries Closing Today 9:00am Country Fair & CraG Day Darfield Rugby & ITM Annual Fishing Compe::on

Oxford Club Trinity Church & Grounds Haldon Arm Sta:on

A nomination form and a notice calling for nominations will be posted to all eligible voters. You can nominate another person to stand as a candidate, or you can nominate yourself. Both parts of the form must be signed. Additional nomination forms can be obtained from the school office.

NOMINATIONS CLOSE - AT NOON ON FRIDAY 6TH SEPTEMBER 2019 And may be accompanied by a signed candidate statement and photograph. The voting roll is open for inspection at the school and can be viewed during normal school hours. There will also be a list of candidates’ names, as they come to hand, for inspection at the school.


Signed - Alison Brown (Returning Officer)

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

DEAD, DEAD damaged or derelict cars, trucks, vans & 4WD’s, including motorbikes. Cash paid. Phone 03 318 0650.

FREIGHT DRIVER Frews Transport Ltd is currently seeking a motivated driver to join its Darfield freight team. This is a fullfull-time permanent position and involves a daily freight run to Christchurch with deliveries to the Malvern area.

REQUIREMENTS ARE: A minimum class 4 licence A forklift licence and DG endorsement A clean driving record A strong work ethic and a positive attitude towards the team and the gear • A focus on customer service • A commitment to high standards of health and safety. For the right applicant, Frews is happy to assist in obtaining a forklift licence and DG endorsement. If this sounds like you send in your CV, with a cover letter to:



• • • • Frews offers competitive remuneration based on experience. The successful applicant will be required to undertake a pre-employment drug and alcohol test and medical. Applicants for this position must have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

FATHER’S DAY FEATURE 23rd August Issue Deadline: 1pm, Monday 19th August

Spaces will fill fast, book yours now!

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COUNTRY TOUCH SERVICES Your very own LOCAL, reliable & experienced

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

Plastering Your Future ‘Specialising in new builds and renovations’


Contact: 021 484 230 Email:

TINTTINT-A-WINDOW Solar Protective films. Fade UV block. Heat Glare control. Privacy. Safety/ Security. Frosted films. Free online quotes. Ph 0800 368 468. TRADES AUTO & Marine Upholsterer 3967 West Coast Rd, Phone 03 318 7378. Opening Hours: Mon to Fri, 8am to 5pm, Saturday 9am to 12pm.

Based in Selwyn District

House & Roof PrePre-Paint Wash Hydro Drain Cleaning

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


Mob: 027 688 9103

Specialising in: 

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$995 Incl GST

Heat pump supply, installaLon, servicing & maintenance

roofs, footpaths & driveways.

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

New Computers • Virus Laptops Removal • Problem • AMD 2.6GHz Upgrades Solving Software duel core CPU • 12gig RAM Closed Saturdays • 1TB SSD Jon Lawrence • 15.6" Screen Ph: 03 318 3699 • Windows 10

Moss Treating:

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

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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General household & business electrical work.

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

Ph: 021 387 750


Your LOCAL & reliable tradesman

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

RICKI SMITH - DARFIELD Your local mobile Hose Doctor

Ph 022 602 6502 0800 4 ENZED (0800 4 36933)



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 is trying things to see if they work.” - Ray Bradbury

Mark Jones 03 318 1956 027 210 4242

0800 427 427

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Daily On Site Sales & Servicing

Darfield based with over 38 years of local knowledge and experience

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

Septic Tank Cleaning Jetting Unit for blocked drains Camera Investigations | Port-a-loo hire

Reg. Service Technician

Office 318 8609 | 0274 338 693 |

Tiler & Registered Water Proofer Look me up on

Contact your LOCAL certifying specialist. Over 30 years experience.

or phone 03 318 1973 or 027 421 1637

Mainland Plumbing & Gas Ltd Ph Glenn: Kirwee Based


027 445 0684

david wilkinson registered electrician phone 03 318 1231 fax email

03 318 1235

po box 26 kirwee

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

Selwyn Electrical Ltd Your Local Registered Electrician

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

318 1676 or 021 184 2448

021 732 331


RURAL PLUMBING SERVICES LTD Simon O’Connell • Certifying Plumber M: 021 048 4799 • H: 03 317 9174 E: Darfield based, working Canterbury wide. All Maintenance, Hot Water Cylinders, Log burners, Spouting, Rainwater Harvest, Wetbacks, Pumps, Alterations (new and existing)

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

VINCE DALY Ph (03) 318 8020 021 250 6944

Benefits of a Good Vocabulary! I recently called an old Engineering buddy of mine and asked what he was working on these days!

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”

He replied that he was working on “Aqua-thermal treatment of ceramics, aluminium and steel under a constrained environment.” I was impressed until, upon further enquiry, I learned that he was washing dishes with hot water under his wife’s supervision!

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Issue 902 - Friday 16th August 2019