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p Among the gerberas are the successful owners of Selwyn business K&L Nurseries whose environmentally sustainable farm practices in have seen them win three awards at the recent Canterbury Ballance Farm Environment Awards. From left, Paul Loader and wife Lyn, with son-in-law Ian Kempthorne who is married to Paul and Lyn’s daughter Michelle (right). For the full story see page 8.

Work underway on dangerous intersections  by Kent Caddick

Remedial work has already been undertaken on some of the most dangerous intersections in Selwyn which were highlighted in a recent New Zealand Transport Authority report.

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The report listed four Selwyn intersections in its top 100 most dangerous intersections across the country. They were the intersections at: State Highway 1 and Aylesbury Road, SH1 and Dawsons Rd, Shands Rd

and Blakes Rd and Jones Rd and Curraghs Rd, while the intersection at Shands Rd and Marshs Rd was also listed, but falls in the Christchurch City Council boundary. The crash data used by NZTA to compile the list was from the 2003-2012

period. Both Shands Rd intersections recorded 14 accidents with each having one fatality over the 10-year period. The Marshs Rd intersection had four serious crashes and Blakes Rd three, the rest were minor. continued on page 4 …

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p Selwyn MP Amy Adams celebrates the opening of the new playground at Kirwee Model School with some of the students. Ms Adams’ children are former pupils of the school and Ms Adams was at one time on the Board of Trustees. The Friends of the School, parents, students and volunteers from the community raised funds and volunteered time and equipment to ensure the project went ahead.

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Online record to assist family research  by Kent Caddick

Researching family history in Selwyn has become a little easier with the launch of a new online cemeteries database. The database on the Selwyn District Council’s website has been six years in the making and is now able to be accessed by Selwyn residents. Selwyn records team leader Robyn Mills said the database acts as an electronic record for cemeteries in the district and will digitally preserve Selwyn’s history. p Weedons cemetery is one of the 19 public cemeteries people can “Council burial now search the records of through the new online database registers can hold valuable information for family history family history database for grave records research, and although there are that everyone can access. “In the past, thousands of headstones in the it has been a lengthy process for people district, most of them have never been to find out about their family history and documented in an easily accessible where they may be buried, but now they can search for a name, burial place or place,” Miss Mills said. The database is up to date with records date to pin-point exactly where their from more than 10,000 individuals from family members are.” Work has also star ted on the 19 public cemeteries in Selwyn headstones in district, including information about their photographing the cemeteries. burial site and dates. To search the cemetery database, Miss Mills said council staff have been working to provide a comprehensive visit www.selwyn.govt.nz/cemsearch. ¢

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Youth funds available for councils Selwyn MP Amy Adams is encouraging local councils to get their applications in to the Ministry of Youth Development in order to secure funding from the Youth Development Partnership Fund. Ms Adams said there was a total of $889,000 for allocation, with between $10,000 and $70,000 available per project. “The point of this fund is to give young people aged 12 to 24 the opportunity to start projects that are meaningful to them and their communities,” said Ms Adams. “With over 800,000 12 to 24 year olds in New Zealand, it is vital that

we support our young people and celebrate the great things many of them are doing. This fund facilitates young people’s active contribution to decision-making while helping to develop their leadership skills.” Applications to the Youth Development Partnership Fund close at midday on Friday, April 4. More information is available at www.myd. govt.nz. ¢

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Work underway on dangerous intersections

p Emergency services attend an accident on the corner of Weedons Ross Rd and Halkett Rd on Monday

NZTA is responsible for any improvements to intersections along the state highway while the Selwyn District Council has responsibility for the Shands Rd and Blakes Rd and Jones Rd and Curraghs Rd intersections. SDC’s transportation asset engineer Mark Chamberlain said the Shands Rd and Blakes Rd intersection had improvements done in 2004 with splitter islands, quadrant kerbs and right turn bays. “Last year we reduced the speed limit to 80kmh along this section of Shands Rd,” he said. Mr Chamberlain said Jones Rd and Curraghs Rd intersection will be changed as part of the Southern Motorway extension project which has been set down for the 2015-16 financial year. “The roading environment will change in the immediate vicinity with the construction of the proposed underpass as part of Stage 2 of the Southern Motorway extension connecting Robinsons Rd and Curraghs Rd. “The current situation is expected to improve then. It will be monitored to see how it performs after these changes are made.”

Our places, our people

p Dawn over Kirwee by Daniel McCormick of Kirwee

The Record invites both budding and experienced photographers in Selwyn to submit their images to be in to win our monthly prize pack. Entries will be printed weekly in The Record and at the end of the month our judging panel will select a winner. Photographs can be of the physical

beauty of the Selwyn district or of its people at work or play. All images must be sent in high resolution. Maximum number of entries is two per month per photographer. To enter submit your image in high resolution to the editor at kentc@therecord.co.nz. ¢

Health warning lifted for Selwyn River The Canterbury District Health Board has lifted its algal bloom health warnings for Whitecliffs and Glentunnel on the Selwyn River which had been issued in January and February respectively. Canterbury Medical Officer of Health Dr Alistair Humphrey said recent surveys of the river at Whitecliffs and Glentunnel have shown the quantity of potentially toxic blue-green algae (benthic cyanobacteria) in the river has decreased and concentrations are now below the levels that are of concern to public health. “Environment Canterbury’s sampling for the summer season

has now stopped and therefore the public will need to be aware of the potential for algal blooms themselves,” Dr Humphrey said. “The growth of blooms is however unlikely because of the cooler weather and the seasonal nature of the blooms. “Environment Canterbury will resume sampling again next summer when there is an increased likelihood of cyanobacterial growth.” ¢


Mobile library keeps rolling along She has been behind the wheel for over 12 years and by now Selwyn’s mobile librarian Anita Sears knows the district’s roads like the back of her hand.

p Anita Sears (centre) with her regular reading enthusiasts from Rakaia Huts

The Mobile Library Service has been running since 2001 and Anita has been driving the bus from the beginning — for the first eight years with her faithful dog Barney. She says that although it was a lengthy process to set up the service, it has all been worth it for the community. “Running the mobile library is a great job as I meet new people, instil a love of libraries and reading in all the local schools and pre-schools. “I get to know my customers really well — some have become personal friends. They trust me to choose their books for them and I trust them to bring them back.” The mobile library bus makes over 600 stops in rural communities and local schools and pre-schools a year, travelling around 20,000km in total. The

service can be used by anyone living in Selwyn. While Anita is confident behind the wheel today, it hasn’t always been a smooth journey. “When I first started driving I got lost a couple of times and had some adventures, but now I know the back roads pretty well,” she says. “A few years ago when we were doing the Arthurs Pass route we had a tyre blowout. This was a bit scary but some helpful people gave us a hand and we were back on the road in no time.” Anita says that through the earthquakes and other emergencies like the winds last September she has developed a strong connection with the people who regularly use the service. ¢

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Concert to help typhoon victims  by Kent Caddick

A variety concert in Lincoln this Sunday featuring the New Zealand Army Band and a Filipino dance group will help to raise funds for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan which hit the Philippines killing over 6,000 people. Lincoln University’s international student advisor Denise Pelvin said the idea for the concert came about following a discussion she had with the president of the Lincoln University International Club, Ace Padua, who had attended a concert in Ashburton which had raised funds for the typhoon victims. “Ace said that she would like to do something similar here at Lincoln, but was not sure how to go about organising the performers for a concert. “I have been able to help Ace with that and we have a good line up of accomplished Canterbury musicians, singers, and to recognise the people we are doing the fundraising for, we have a children’s Filipino dance group who will perform a medley of traditional dance.”

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Some of the money raised will go to help villagers in the small coastal town of Tanauan replace their small fishing fleet which was wiped out in the typhoon. The village is near the city of Tacloban which bore the brunt of the typhoon which struck last November. The Variety Concert will be held at the Lincoln Baptist Church in 530 Birchs Road, Lincoln. Tickets are $10 each and are available from Ray White Lincoln, Lincoln and Districts Community Care, and Lincoln University main reception. ¢

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 by Kent Caddick

More and more Selwyn residents are taking advantage of a free dog microchipping service being provided by the Selwyn District Council. Overall almost 400 dogs have been microchipped since July last year — compared with 282 from July 2012 to March 2013. A microchip, about the size of a grain of rice, acts as a digital identification tag and is inserted into the scruff of a dog’s neck. Around a dozen dog owners had their puppy or dog microchipped by SDC’s animal control team at a free clinic in Rolleston recently. “We have had a fantastic turnout to the microchipping sessions around the area lately,” council’s animal control team leader Steve Clarke said. “It’s great to be out in the community meeting dog owners.” Paul Neilan of West Melton and his puppy Cocoa were among some of the local residents who attended the free microchipping clinic. “We used to get our dogs microchipped at the vets but now it is so much easier with this free service,” Mr Neilan said.

“It’s practically painless for the puppy and it means I have peace of mind knowing we have a better chance of finding her if she goes missing.” Mr Clarke said the microchip will help to trace a dog if it becomes lost, stolen, abandoned, stray or is injured. “Just last week an older dog in Prebbleton named Seeker had wandered out the gate after a visitor hadn’t shut the house gate properly. “We picked her up, ran the scanner across her and reunited her with the owner within a few minutes.” By law most dogs need to be microchipped within two months of being registered. The only exceptions to this are working dogs and any dog first registered prior to July 1, 2006 in New Zealand. The free microchipping service is offered once a month in Rolleston, Leeston, Darfield and Lincoln. For information on microchipping sessions go to www.selwyn.govt.nz/dogs. ¢

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FA R M I N G calves. In 1997 it was decided that a change was required. Two small glasshouses were erected and in 2002 the company was formed. The business has built up slowly over the next 14 years and now has 8000 square metres of glasshouses. “There wasn’t a good supply of flowers available for florist shops,” Paul explains. “I always wanted to grow flowers. I had a grandfather who had glasshouses.” Paul and Lyn’s younger daughter Andrea is a florist and together they opened Andrea’s Florist in Avonhead Mall. In those days 80 percent of their production went to Andrea’s, now only two percent goes there with the rest going to the Christchurch Flower auction and wholesalers all over the South Island. They hire eight full time staff, and p four part-timers and now produce around 20% of the gerberas and around 4% of the roses sold in New Zealand each year. There are plans to extend the glasshouses. K&L Nurseries focus on growing just two types of flower, roses and gerberas. “Gerberas are a nice flower with plenty of colour, and roses are the biggest selling flower in the world,” Ian said. They sell their products to wholesalers, florists and supermarkets.

being imported from overseas. Michelle said flowers imported from overseas were ridden with chemicals, and the wages and conditions for overseas employees were not always good. “You need to ask where your flowers are coming from. We need to educate people that New Zealand made is the best,” she said. The 2006 ETS tax on coal was a turning point for the company, which decided to change to a greener form of heating for their glasshouses. Last year a new Polytechnik biomass boiler was imported from Austria and is the first of its kind in Australasia. “Our biggest cost in the nursery was heating,” Ian said. “We needed to upgrade the The biomass boiler provides a greener form of heating boiler. We thought, we could for the nursery’s glasshouses. The boiler can burn upgrade or try something new. waste residue from the growing operation and there are no emissions from the boiler which would attract a “We got rid of the old coal boiler carbon tax. which worked at 60% efficiency and They also sell from the gate and have replaced it with the wood boiler which is recently set up a website. Exportation guaranteed at 90% efficiency and often of flowers overseas is not an option works over that.” being looked at due to the sheer scale The boiler can burn waste residue of numbers required. from the growing operation, including The change to eco-friendly practices old blooms and the coconut husk used came about out of desire to be more for growing the plants in. There are no sustainable and cost efficient, and to have a point of difference from flowers

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Rakaia Engineering sheep loading race Bamford seven reel hay rake Hayes sheep scales Read Engineering bale feeder Lambing motels x 2 Light harrows and bar 3PL bale forks Heavy harrows and bar Hardi Sprayer 16m boom 800L tank induction hopper and foam markers

All of this machinery is in very good condition. For further information and pricing phone today!

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Cullen EARTHWORKS Serving the community since 1986 Driveways Excavating Farm tracks Tree, hedge & stump removal Water race cleaning Sub-divisions Shingle supplies Trenching for services

Contact Mark Cullen

03 347 7377 | 0274 436 681 cullenearthworks@xtra.co.nz www.cullenearthworks.co.nz

Old farm machinery gets new life  by Belinda Cullen-Reid

Abandoned and unused since the 1970s and destined for the scrap heap, a long forgotten engineering treasure has been lovingly bought back to life by retired steam marine engineer Peter Boyes of Darfield. The 1903 Garrett steam portable engine was lying idle and was in a dilapidated condition when Peter, with the support and fundraising efforts of the Canterbury Steam Preservation Society, took on the task of bringing the old girl back to life. “I decided that I’d had enough of seeing portable steam engines lying about that no one was interested in restoring. So I took on the task — the Garrett was to be restored.” The first step was to get the boiler repaired which was a major task. It was sent into Scots Engineering in Christchurch. Once back in Peter’s workshop he continued the restoration. “All the missing links had to be found as this is essential to steam restoration, as some parts aren’t easily made.” Peter is a qualified Steam Marine Engineer and worked on the TSS Earnslaw for 16 years. It took him two years to restore the steam engine, with Peter estimating a total of 384 hours of labour going into the project. “The end result was water in the boiler, a box of matches and an engine

p The 1903 Garrett steam engine was in a dilapidated condition when Darfield resident Peter Boyes took on the job of restoring it.

ticking over like a Swiss clock.” The steam portable was the first type of steam engine to be used around farms in Britain and was used to drive threshing equipment and operate sawmills. This particular steam portable was one of

ten Garretts to be imported to New Zealand in 1903. The transportation of this ten-and-ahalf tonne piece of machinery to New Zealand via sea would have been a feat of some note. The boiler alone


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MalvernGIS Ltd INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY GPS data – Farm mapping – Tree measuring Paddock measuring – Computer repairs Forest mapping – Boundary checks Trimble ProXH

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Domestic Water Wells • Free Site Consultation • Professional Job at a Competitive Price • Prompt and Efficient Team • Workmanship Guaranteed • Over 18 Years Experience • NZ Drillers Federation Member Ph GLEN DALY (Owner Operator)

027 663 9961 p Peter Boyes of Darfield demonstrates the 1903 Garrett portable steam engine he saved from the scrap heap

weighed eight tonnes and all parts would have been removed, packed in grease, wrapped in sacking and crated in a number of wooden boxes. For many years this particular steam engine was used to drive flax mill

machinery, and later a steam saw mill, in the Kaikoura area. Peter reports that technically the steam portable provides 12 nominal horse power via a single cylinder and piston mounted on top of a boiler to a large flywheel. The flywheel

is also mounted on top of and alongside the boiler. The steam portable is an exhibit at the Steam Scene display at McLeans Island on the weekend of April 12 and 13. ¢

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Choosing the right tablet for you  by Belinda Cullen-Reid

Last Christmas I purchased a pretty basic tablet for my mother, who felt the computer world had left her behind. As she had limited technological knowledge I wanted to find her something basic and

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access information from the internet and converse with her friends online. Now her friends are showing an interest in purchasing tablets and are asking advice on what to purchase. So how do you decide what tablet is right for you? The first question to ask is what is it needed for? If all you want to do is check your email, browse the internet and stream content from the internet then just about any tablet can do that. If your list of activities is more adventurous then you’ll need to consider what is the best operating system for your needs? When deciding between operating systems the most commonly used are Android, Windows and Apple iOS. If creating and manipulating documents is something you will need to do a lot, you may favour a Windows operating system, especially if you like Microsoft Word and use it on your desktop or laptop computer. With other operating systems you can get apps that convert files but this of course adds an extra step. For those interested in gaming and creative media pursuits the iPad is the favourite. With its high screen

There are obvious differences between motorways and country roads. Country roads are narrower, have more corners, less road markings and have rural activities happening on and around them. While both may have a 100km speed limit, we need to drive at speeds that reflect our surroundings.

resolution and processing speed it has an enthusiastic following. The size of storage, camera and video capabilities, screen size and resolution, even weight and durability all need to be considered and again come down to needs. Do you require superior graphics for playing games or watching movies? Will you use your tablet as the main way to take photos and videos? If so you’ll want one with a very good camera. Of course the most extenuating factor will be price. So while you may dream big when it comes to your technological desires, the purchasing reality might be considerably different. The best thing to do is to arm yourself with knowledge and a realistic budget and go try some tablets out. At the end of the day personal preference goes a long way, and what is one person’s gadget garbage is another’s techy treasure. ¢

Let us know what you think or even share a local stretch of road you drive on at a lower speed, just because of the way it is.

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The use of tablets for personal and business computing has certainly taken off with a 4.5 percent growth in tablet shipments worldwide in 2013, and an 8.4 percent decline in PC shipments.


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GARDENING

Gardener’s diary for April  by Belinda Cullen-Reid

It’s autumn and the fire restrictions have been lifted as lush green growth spreads across lawns and paddocks. The sun is losing its harshness and is taking on a mellower glow as the shadows grow longer and the days shorter. The first footsteps of Jack Frost will begin to creep along the Canterbury Plains. We’ve been getting a lovely lot of beautiful autumn days as of late, so it’s important to remember to keep up the water, especially to young or newly repositioned plants. Autumn is a great time to plant new lawn or do some maintenance on the old one. It’s also the time for harvesting seeds from plants. Store these in labelled containers for planting later and you can save yourself a bundle. Plant Broccoli, cabbages, cauliflowers, celery, coriander, lettuces, parsley, radishes, rosemary, spinach, spring onions, silverbeet.

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Don’t forget to pot up your strawberry plants ready for replanting in the winter. Harvest Apples, beans, beetroot, broccoli, cabbages, capsicum, carrots, cauliflowers, corn, courgettes, cucumbers, grapes, lettuces, pears, peas, potatoes and tomatoes.

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add nutrient dense compost and manure. You can rest sections of your garden also, and replenish them by growing a nitrogen rich crop such as mustard seed, which can be grown through the winter and mulched back into the soil before flowering. Lupins can be used in the same way. Enjoy your autumn days and take time to sit back on a deck chair and reflect on the joys of your hard work. ¢

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the most sophisticated elements of urban living. The exacting clients compromised nothing, commissioning the renowned Homes of Distinction to design their dream home. Despite its palatial proportions, comfort

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and easy living are key in this superb family home — a true entertainer lending itself to healthy living and country hospitality. With living rooms, bedrooms and bathrooms on both levels, there is ample space for guests and extended family. The upstairs lounge includes a concealed wet bar and sink area, providing guests with the ability to make a nightcap or enjoy a morning cuppa on the private balcony without disturbing the rest of the household. Living spaces are extravagant with a kitchen which includes magnificent granite-topped counters, superb European appliances and a substantial butler’s pantry. Quality and comfort are provided by the use of timeless and durable materials and the comprehensive heating systems include woodburner, gas fire, undertile heating and a Daikin air conditioning system serving eight rooms. The sun is all day long, so with double glazing and comprehensive insulation throughout the new owners will be comfortable all year round. The benefits extend outside, where triple garaging plus a separate eight bay barn provide ample space for the enthusiast and the enthusiastic. Outdoor living has been made possible year round thanks to a large sheltered and covered loggia which is easily accessed from both formal and family living spaces. Privacy and security are not forgotten — automatic electric gates, shelter belts and well-placed plantings ensure the environment is peaceful and leisure time is undisturbed. Water is sourced from the nearby Summerhill Water Scheme and purified by rigorous filtration systems. Combine this with

WHAT’S BOB GOT? • •

Just released, Kirkwood The Twain, our new Halswell subdivision has a range of sections at our usual very reasonable price. With Levi Park, Rolleston and upcoming Broken Run at Wigram we have something to suit everyone. So come and knock on our door today.

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gas hot water heating, raised vegetable gardens, extensive automated irrigation and an external generator socket and it is obvious the owners have thought of everything. While situated within a tranquil part of Cust, the new owners will enjoy a bustling local community offering numerous services and amenities (school is easy as the property is on the bus route) and all within easy commuting distance to the city. The additional day-to-day facilities of Rangiora and Oxford are close by and recreational opportunities are on the doorstep — fishing, cycling, golf and wineries. To fully describe the exquisite details and specification of the home using interactive floor plans and to provide helpful information about the local area, the owners have set up a micro-site: www.media-box.co.nz/140221. html. At a Glance Address: 56 Davis Road, Cust Land Area: 4.0680 Hectares Floor Area: 496m2 Rooms: Bedrooms = 5, Bathrooms = 4, Living = 3, Garage = 3 Price or method of sale: Auction, from 3pm, Thursday April 10, in rooms, Harcourts Grenadier, 492 Moorhouse Ave (unless sold prior) Contact details: Alison Aitken & Sarah Watson AREINZ Harcourts Grenadier MREINZ Licenced Agent REAA 2008 Ph 03 379 6596 Mob: 0274 332 327 (Alison) Mob: 021 928 767 (Sarah) E: alison.aitken@harcourts.co.nz E: sarah.watson@harcourts.co.nz Website: www.alisonaitken.harcourts.co.nz

Kirwee $875,000 (Plus GST if any) Homestead plus 10 hectors (25 acres), excellent supporting buildings and shelter. CR24925

Bob Gillard A/H 03 332 9339 M 0274 358 758 E bob.gillard@harcourts.co.nz www.bobgillard.harcourts.co.nz

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Hororata $115,000, Two 1,012m2 (1/4 acre) sunny north facing sites. Power, telecom and township water at frontage. CR25578 + CR25552 Kirwee $875,000 (plus GST if any) 4 Double bedroom homestead on 10 hectares (25 acres) Excellent Location. CR24925 Springfield $250,000 and $270,00 2 x 1 hectare (2.4 acre) blocks SH73. CR24825 + CR24826 Terrace Downs $780,000 ‘The Lakeside” Executive 3 dble bdrm 2 storey home on 751m2 Panoramic alpine views. CR25577 Terrace Downs $200,000 ‘The Rowan’ 3716m2 lifestyle section adjacent 2nd green and 3rd tee. CR25254 Coalgate $160,000, 4,044m2 (1 acre) vacant land. CR25539 Little River $1.65 million Okuti Valley Road. 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, magnificent home on 1.27 hectres. CR25586

Darfield and Kirwee My qualified buyers require properties for immediate purchase Residential, Lifestyle, Bareland and Farms. Thinking of selling? BYLAND Call me today.


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The Record Classifieds

Phone 03 318 8604

Closing date for classified advertising for the 9 April 2014 edition is 10am, Tuesday 8 April 2014. See our terms and conditions online at www.therecord.co.nz For Sale

Professional Services

STUFF FOR THOSE WINTER workshop jobs AND combine service — Just joking. Bale forks, spanners, tool chests, hyd. pumps and rams, PTO shafts, fuel pumps, welding gloves, safety glasses, chainsaw chains, files and sharpeners and lots of other stuff. Come and see the guys at Harvester Markets, 91 Horndon St, Darfield. Ph 03 318 8229.

THOMAS BOOKKEEPING – Need more time to focus on running your business? Thomas Bookkeeping can assist. Phone Jody 027 240 6974 or email thomasbookkeeping@xtra.co.nz.

COMPUTER NEED ATTENTION? We specialise in: sales & service of new & used machines, networking, virus protection, backup, reloading & restoring of Windows. Plain old-fashioned help and assistance.

Super Computer 03 318 1956 WE COME TO YOU!

www.supercomputer.co.nz mark@supercomputer.co.nz

Property Maintenance CHIMNEY SWEEP. Servicing the Selwyn district. Weekends a speciality. Phone Rodney Carr 03 324 2999 a/h. MALVERN WASTE SOLUTIONS, rubbish and recycling, domestic, commercial, skip hire, functions, locally owned and operated. Phone 03 318 7407. www.mws.co.nz.

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Trades

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Trophy mounting Game heads Half and full body mounts

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CONTACT

Barry Ryan of West Melton 03 347 3255 / 027 472 8812 email highcountrytaxidermy@xtra.co.nz

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MENTAL HEALTH COACH ‘Live the life you want more often’

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KEEP WARM THIS WINTER $50 per scoop (1.5m3) • Mixture of dry Macro and NZO • Delivery options available and Trailer Hire Greendale 03 317 8171 stuartsawmill@hotmail.com

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Plumbers & Drainlayers

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Farm Services CALF, PIG, horse & chook meal. 14% protein, 13% ME. Available in any quantities. Dunsandel area. Please call 027 392 7543.

Situations Vacant

WEST MELTON SHIFT SUPERVISOR/CUSTOMER SERVICE

Full-time Position (35 Hours) We are a modern, busy service station, 10 minutes West of Christchurch. We seek to employ an honest, friendly reliable and enthusiastic person, who can work and supervise, ensuring all standards are achieved and tasks are completed. Barista experience would be an advantage. Alternating weekly Mon to Fri shift (6.30am – 2pm) & (2pm to 9pm)

CASUAL RELIEVER – CUSTOMER SERVICE

Casual Reliever required to cover holidays, sickness and time off, will involve weekday and weekend shifts as required. Please forward applications with CVs to westmeltonbp@xtra.co.nz BP2go West Melton Main West Coast Road West Melton CHRISTCHURCH 7671

DECORATIVE STAMPED COLOURED EXPOSED

Dale Mayberry Ph: 021 222 2833

Builder Available for:

• Farm Buildings • All other types of general Building undertaken

MALCOLM LANG BUILDER 03 317 9183 OR 027 437 6406

darfield appliance Daily Onsite Sales & Servicing Authorised Service Agent for Most Brands

• Washing Machines • Ovens • Dryers • Dishwashers • Cooktops • Washing Machine Hire (from $8/wk)

OXFORD APPLIANCES Murray Dawson Reg’d Service Technician

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Need a Professional Electrician?

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Trades

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DIP TCHG

All aspects of concreting & all types of finishing

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SERVICES LTD • Pump out septic tanks/Grease traps • Service contracts/Maintenance reports • Bulk sludge removal/Dewatering • Hire Portable loos • Waterblasting & Camera Investigations Ph 03 318 8609

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Public Notices GLENTUNNEL HOME in Schools. AGM Tuesday 8 April in Glentunnel School staffroom at 2pm. For enquiries contact Juanita 03 318 8686.

Public Notices

CHURCH NOTICES — Sunday 6th April Malvern Anglican Parish — 8.00am St Peter’s, Springfield – Harvest Thanksgiving. 9.30am St Ambrose, Sheffield with Sunday School and AGM. 8.00am Trinity, Darfield. 5.00pm St George, Kirwee 03 317 9079 The Ven Canon Susan Baldwin. http:// malvernanglicanparish.blogspot.com. St Paul’s Anglican — West Melton — 9.45am Children’s Service. Bible Study Monday and Tuesday 7.30pm - Prayer support. Penny 03 347 8139, Colin & Gail 03 347 8443. Church @ Rolleston — 40 Brookside Road. Union Service & Sunday School 9.30am, Revd P Harris. Catholic Mass 5.00pm. Contact Secretary Lynette 03 347 4599 lynlen50@hotmail.com. Parish of Hororata Anglican — 9.30am St John’s, Hororata – Baptism followed by Parish AGM. No service at Glentunnel. www.hororataparish.co.nz Rev Jenni Carter 03 318 0858. Darfield Catholic Church — Sunday Masses 8.30am For Weekly Masses, and the Liturgy Timetable refer to the church newsletter. Parish Priest: Fr Paulo Filoiai’i 03 342 9763. Email: hornbyparish@xtra.co.nz Hornby Presbytery. Kirwee Community Church — 10am Kirwee Sports Pavilion, High Street, Kirwee, Morning Tea to follow, Pastor: Brian Booth 03 318 1309. Hope Presbyterian West Melton — 9.30am West Melton. 11.00am Halkett. Pastor available Tuesday 9.30–12.30 Pastor: Daniel Fone, 03 347 7509, Youth Leader: Sage Harris 03 980 2296 Ext 217. Hope Presbyterian Rolleston — Service 10am, Rolleston School hall, Kidman St. Pastor: Brent Richardson 03 347 4007, Youth leader: Courtney Forrest, 03 347 4007, www.hopechurch.net.nz. Darfield Baptist Church — Services and Sunday School, Darfield 15 Greendale Road, 10.30am every Sunday, Glenroy Hall 9am 2nd & 4th Sundays. Pastor: Paul Cossey, 03 318 8688, Youth Pastor: Sam Broughton 027 223 8345. Malvern Co-Operating Parish — 9.30am Trinity, Darfield – Harvest Thanksgiving. 11.00am St James, Sheffield. Glentunnel Chapel — Sunday 10.30am Worship & Communion, 03 318 8948 or 021 274 2548. www.glentunnel.org.nz. Mountain View Community Church — 17 North Terrace, Darfield Sunday Service 6.30pm, Prayer 6.00pm, Pastors: Wayne and Nicky Watson 03 318 7979 or 027 281 8340.

Plumbing

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Maintenance & servicing Bathroom & kitchen renovations Mains pressure hot water upgrades Blocked Drains Fully stocked vehicles Fast, friendly professional service

Laser Plumbing Christchurch West 03 348 6920 0800 11 22 40

chchwest@laserplumbing.co.nz We are able to accurately share travelling costs between jobs with GPS tracking So try us first!

Rolleston Church — 10am Family Service. 7pm Rolleston Encounter. Cornerstone Kids during morning service. Cornerstone Youth in the Lounge Friday 7-9pm All meetings held at the Rolleston Community Centre, 94 Rolleston Drive, Administration contact: Nikki @ 03 347 8716, admin@rollestonchurch.co.nz. www.rollestonchurch.co.nz

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MASSIVE FISHING SALE 30-50% OFF ALL THINGS FISHING!! COME AND HOOK YOURSELF SOME BIG BARGAINS… Boat & Spin Rods,

Surf Casters, Reels, Fishing Tackle, Soft Baits, Nets, Gaffs, Burley Mincers, Flounder Light Kits, Filleting Tables, Tackle Boxes, Chilly Bins…

TOO much to list! DON’T MISS OUT!!

ON NOW! ENDS SATURDAY 5TH APRIL 166 WATERLOO RD, CHRISTCHURCH FOR STORE HOURS VISIT OUR WEBSITE:

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The Record, April 2 2014  

10,500 copies distributed weekly to Rolleston, West Melton, Darfield and districts

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