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Selwyn Launchpad takes off  by Kent Caddick

Selwyn Launchpad, the district’s first support group for young people with intellectual and physical disabilities and their families is up and running.

Darfield pupils attend student CHOGM

Darfield High School students attended the Student Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting …


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The group is the brainchild of Kirwee woman Sandra Gilmour who was initially looking for support for her daughter Prue who was about to leave school. “I could see no help or support for young people aged between 16 and 30 once they had left school out here in Selwyn,” Sandra says. “I had contacted all the providers I could think of along with local councils and expressed my concern about the lack of support for these young people. “Initially it was a bit of a buck passing response — yes they knew about the issue but advised me to call someone else.” In the end Sandra contacted Dr Olive Webb of Hororata, a well known mental health advocate. “I had not met her before but had heard of her reputation and she was aware of the need out here and had a  Enjoying each other’s company at Selwyn Launchpad are, back row from left: Ryan Thomas, Kylie Ashby and Georgia Roach. Front row: Bridget Chamberlain, Sarah Mowberry, Tasha Eyles and Youth huge knowledge base.” Leader Grace Uivel Sandra says in the first instance she was advised to contact IDEA Services, formerly known as that IDEA Services were prepared to support us and had IHC, based in Christchurch. As part of their discussions it the infrastructure to do so, and were very willing to work was decided to hold a public meeting to assess the need for alongside us. support services in Selwyn and this was arranged for Kirwee “We felt we really wanted to establish our own advocacy in March. group rather than rely on the services of any one specific “This was a bit frightening for me, wondering whether provider as the individual needs are so varied. people would turn up.” “We wanted to establish something in the children’s own In the end 32 turned up and were a mix of parents, service community rather than them having to travel into town as providers and other professionals in the field. this wasn’t possible for some people, particularly those with Sandra says she was delighted with the turn-out. “It was children who also had health issues.” clear from this meeting, by those who attended and those who This led to the establishment of Selwyn Launchpad, a notcouldn’t make it, that something needed to be done and so for-profit organisation which is in the process of applying for we formed a steering committee and proceeded from there.” charitable organisation status. continued on page 5 … Sandra says what became apparent early on was

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 Selwyn MP and Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Amy Adams, officially opens Gen-i’s new $10.5 million datacentre at Perimeter Road in the Christchurch International Airport campus. Looking on are Gen-I CEO Tim Miles, and Christchurch International Airport Limited’s CEO Jim Boult. Ms Adams said that it was encouraging to see businesses like Gen-i, which is Telecom’s information technology subsidiary, investing in Canterbury’s economic and physical rebuild.

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 Isabella Kennedy left, and Lilly Cameron from Kirwee Model School enjoy the sausage sizzle at the Winter Tournament held last week at Darfield and Kirwee Domains. Students from Darfield, Kirwee, Glentunnel, Hororata, Greendale, Springfield and Sheffield Primary Schools attended the tournament.

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Darfield pupils attend student CHOGM


 by Belinda Cullen-Reid

Darfield High School students attended the Student Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) held at parliament recently. Peter Spargo, Luke Kingi, Karina Pateman and Henry Oliver were accompanied by their teacher Jane Handley to Wellington and spent two days at parliament with students from schools around the country. “It was an experience most of the students will remember for the rest of their lives,” Handley said. The students were put into teams of two and represented one of the CHOGM countries. One student was the head of government and the other a foreign minister for their country. Peter and Luke represented Bangladesh and Karina and Henry spoke for South Africa.

“You had to be a confident speaker and deliver points well,” Handley said. They spent two days re-enacting the meeting as though it was a real one. The students were given issues to debate, including a crisis session. “It was interesting to see other people’s opinions and how different they can be,” Peter Spargo said, while Karina Pateman said it got quite intense at times. The students also got to sit in on a session of parliament. Student CHOGM is held in Wellington each year. Last year was the first year that DHS students attended. “It’s something that I would recommend to other people,” Karina Pateman said. 

 Darfield High School’s Peter Spargo speaking during a session of the student CHOGM at parliament

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 by Kent Caddick

As expected there will be six contenders for the Selwyn mayoralty at this year’s local body elections. Nominations closed for this year’s election, which will be held by postal ballot in October, at noon last Friday. Sitting mayor Kelvin Coe will be challenged by deputy mayor Sarah Walters, fellow councillors Sam Broughton and Malcolm Lyall, former mayor Bill Woods of Springfield and mental health advocate Dr Olive Webb from Hororata. Broughton and Woods are also seeking election in the Malvern Ward, Walters in the Selwyn Central Ward and Lyall has been elected unopposed as one of three councillors in the Springs Ward. Elections will not be needed in either the Ellesmere or Springs wards as the number of candidates match the number of vacancies. Councillors Nigel Barnett and Pat McEvedy retain their Ellesmere Ward seats around the council table, while

Grant Miller will join sitting councillors Malcolm Lyall and the long serving Debra Hasson as Springs Ward representatives following the retirement of Lindsay Philps. No election is also required for the Selwyn Central Community Board with Diane Chesmar, Alan French, Nicola Malloch and Bruce Russell being elected unopposed, with French being the sole returning board member. An election will be required in the Malvern Ward but only in the Tawera subdivision where Kerry Pauling will challenge incumbents Bill Frost and Bob Mugford for a seat around the board table. Present chair Jenny Gallagher along with current board member Mary Ireland will be joined by Judith Pascoe as the Hawkins subdivision representatives. The full list of candidates is: Mayor (1): Sam Broughton, Kelvin Coe,

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New challenges ahead  by Malcolm Lyall, Springs Ward councillor

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Strategy, taken part in structure planning to accommodate the townships future needs.  Springs Ward councillor It is communities Malcolm Lyall that lie outside the Urban Development Strategy boundary that face the greatest risks from unplanned development. It is essential that in the formulation of the District Wide Plan that these communities take the opportunity to have their say about where they would like the growth of their township to happen, and what form it takes. The Structure Plan process also gives the opportunity to create walking and cycling networks and the provision of pleasant open spaces. The establishment of vibrant and sustainable commercial centres in our townships provides another set of challenges. The draft Rolleston Town Centre master plan is due out for consultation soon. I hope it will help create a more cohesive development in the Rolleston commercial area, and perhaps the opportunity to include an expanded library and community centre that is suitable for this rapidly growing community. I believe that failing to plan, is planning to fail. Let’s ensure that over the next three years we plan to succeed. 

Selwyn’s growth needs a review of its rating strategy  by Debra Hasson, Springs Ward councillor

Traditionally, the majority of Selwyn’s general rates were collected from rural landowners. Today’s evidence shows the urban rate take is higher. This demographic shift has seen the localised targeted rate being paid to the local pool being shared districtwide by the introduction of a strategic plan for all pools in the Selwyn district. Consultation is currently being undertaken in regards to the local hall to include a new rateable area based on its ward boundary. In regards to land drainage the last rate review based on benefit was undertaken in the early 1960s. Rates were collected from landowners that had direct access to designated drains. Over time private drains have been developed to connect into designated drains as more farmland was developed, subdivided into lifestyle blocks and included into township growth. Various compliance legislation including the Resource Management Act (1991) has

been introduced yet we have a few rural landowners paying the cost of this growth.  Debra Hasson has The Council has been re-elected unopposed as one of recognised this three Springs Ward issue and agreed councillors on the to under take Selwyn District Council a review. Selwyn’s rural growth has also attracted an increase of ‘granny flats’ being approved on a single rateable land unit paying one library rate. Is this fair or should the library rate be collected per dwelling to pay for the upgrade of these existing facilities to accommodate this growth? Why the move away from the targeted rate? Simple — growth requires the building of new facilities and services that more often than not have higher operating and compliance costs. The more ratepayers asked to contribute makes the costs more affordable for existing ratepayers. To consider fairness concentric rating is introduced. This means those that live closer pay more than those living further away. However for all of us growth does mean rate increases. 

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Selwyn Launchpad takes off The group has already started a day programme at the Rolleston Community Centre, under the guidance of Neil Russell, which brings the children together every Tuesday between 10am and 2pm. “It is about giving the young ones a chance to express their needs and desires and to give them a pathway to achieve their goals, give them life skills, prepare them for work experience as well as helping them to make friendships,” Sandra says. She says Selwyn Launchpad is not just about the children but also about giving parents someone to talk to and

providing them with knowledge. The group is also on the lookout for Selwyn employers and businesses who may be able to assist in giving the young people work experience opportunities. Anyone who can assist or families looking for support can call Sandra Gilmour on 03 318 1757, email:, or Tania Pring on 03 318 1106, email: 

Sharing her love of dance in Sheffield  by Belinda Cullen-Reid

In the Sheffield Hall after school on most days of the week Frances Scott can be found passing on her passion for ballet to her young students. “I have some really lovely children. Some of them are doing extraordinary things,” she says. Frances began teaching ballet four years ago as she wanted her daughter Cedar to learn how to dance. “That was my motivation,” says Frances. “I have a lot of energy for it.” What started as one class of just eight students has steadily grown to 45. Frances is now assisted  Ballet teacher Frances Scott works with her aspiring ballerinas in the Sheffield Hall by one of her Grade 7 students Saba Charles who teaches the Frances has her students sit exams. preschool class. “It rewards their achievements and While not all children will become gives them a marker of the standards ballerinas, Frances says there are other they have reached.” benefits of learning ballet. Frances began learning ballet at the “It’s not only about being a ballerina. age of nine after watching her sister It’s a legitimate form of exercise and learn  ballet. “I just wanted to do it. It gives an appreciation of the arts, of music was just my thing,” she says. and performance.” She is a qualified ballet teacher The six traits of ballet which Frances through the Royal Academy of Dance.  teaches her students are courage, creativity, cour tesy, confidence, Read the newspaper online determination and self discipline. “I have girls that are doing all that in their dance and really working.”

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Darfield gymnast top Kiwi at Aussie champs  by Kent Caddick

Darfield High School’s Brie Gullery was the best placed New Zealand female competitor in her division at the recently completed 2013 Australian Gymnastics Championships in Sydney. Gullery placed 14th overall in the rhythmic gymnastics Level 9 competition, finishing ahead of both her New Zealand team-mates, who she had placed behind at the team trials in Auckland before the Australian competition. She narrowly missed out on a place in the final six of the ball competition, finishing seventh, 0.1 point behind sixth. Her final tally for the four events, ball, ribbon, clubs and hoop, was 36, a remarkable improvement on the 29 she scored at the New Zealand trials. What makes her score so more impressive is that the 15-yearold Year 11 student was competing against Australian competitors in their twenties and both her Kiwi team mates were aged 19. “It really was an amazing trip and it was great to get some experience at competing overseas,” Gullery says. “The Aussies were really accommodating and it was great to get to know them and the venue at Olympic Park was brilliant.” Gullery admits she was surprised at her results given the level of competition. “The standard was very high but I was really happy with the way I performed, probably the best I have done all year.” Gullery says she wouldn’t have been able to achieve her success without the support of her coaches and the Darfield community and in particular her school. “Being able to train at school was invaluable after our club gym was destroyed in the earthquakes and the help they gave us with fundraising was brilliant.”

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 Brie Gullery competing in a ribbon event earlier this year

Gullery also paid tribute to her coaches, Alesha Berry and Alesha’s mother Bronwyn Berry from Kirwee. “Alesha was overseas in Japan during the build up so we had a number of video calls to talk about things and Bronwyn was there to help us with the training routines.” Gullery’s next target is the New Zealand Gymnastic Nationals in Napier in early October. 


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Eye opener for Selwyn Youth MP  by Calum Gray, Darfield High School

On July 16 and 17, I had the opportunity to represent Selwyn MP Amy Adams in Wellington at the New Zealand Youth Parliament. This event, organised by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and held once every three years, gathers young people from around the country to give them some idea of the running of the government and to give MPs in Wellington some idea of the views of young people from around the country. At the event was a youth MP representing each MP in Parliament. Representing Amy Adams, over two days, I  Selwyn Youth MP Calum Gray of Darfield High School speaking in Parliament took part in various parts of the parliamentary process, including I was part of the environment debating in the House of Representatives, select committee who looked into sitting on select committees and regulations surrounding commercial going to caucus meetings. Even the use of conservation land. An short time spent there gave me a interesting part was how little our much better understanding of how the committee could agree on and how government works. quickly everyone was forced to The most interesting part of the compromise on their views to gain trip was sitting on a select committee a consensus. which previously was something I We also had a session in the knew basically nothing  about. Select House, including question time, a committees consist of a variety of MPs legislative debate over a mock bill from different parties and areas of and a general debate. expertise who deal with specific areas While I didn’t speak during the and make recommendations to the legislative debate or ask a question government regarding these. of an MP during question time, it was interesting to watch, especially No thin question time where actual Ministers gB ut T came forward for us to question. I he Wools ltd Be st! Private Wool Buyers & Exporters spoke for three minutes during the general debate about internet piracy. The only wool buyers that look after your interests. Overall, it was a great experience Also available that really did give a level of insight EXQUISITE WOOL BLANKETS, THROWS and COT BLANKETS into the political process that is very ALL WOOL difficult to get by merely watching We support the campaign for wool the news. I would highly recommend anyone who is interested in politics Yaldhurst Wools Ltd Exquisite Wool Blankets Ph: 03 342 6223 Ph 03 318 7654 to apply for the position in three years time. 


Second well for Darfield  by Kent Caddick

A second deep bore has been drilled to supply the Darfield water scheme. Selwyn District Council’s Water Services team leader Andy Olivier says the drilling project was successful and will provide an alternative groundwater source for Darfield township. “The water is sourced from 190 metres below ground and when water is drawn from deep water wells like this one, and the one which provides the town’s main supply, the risk of it being contaminated is extremely low and it is safe to drink without needing to be chlorinated or treated,” Olivier says. The council will however regularly test the water to ensure it is safe. While drilling was undertaken Darfield was supplied with water from the Waimakariri River, which was treated and tested to ensure it was safe to drink. The Darfield water supply has now been switched back to the main bore which is drawn from a deep well. Further work is planned to install electrical equipment for the new second back-up bore and work on this will begin later this year. When the electrical equipment is installed the power will also need to be switched off to the main bore, which is nearby. This will mean for about a week Darfield will be supplied with treated water from the Waimakariri River. Council is also planning to construct

 Selwyn District Council’s Water Services team leader Andy Olivier

a reservoir and pump station north of Darfield next year. Design work for this project has been completed. Olivier says the reservoir will allow trapped air to be released from the water before it travels along pipes. “This will resolve the issue some households are experiencing with air locks occurring in their household plumbing,” he says. The new pump station and reservoir will also have the capacity to cope with increased demand for water as the population of Darfield grows. 

Film society visits Kinshasa A film based on the trials of a symphony orchestra in one of the world’s most war-torn cities is the latest offering from the Malvern Community Arts Council film society. Kinshasa Symphony, directed by Claus Wischmann and Martin Baer, will screen at the Darfield High School’s drama room on Tuesday, August 27 starting at 7.30pm. According to a review for the New York African Film Festival Kinshasa Symphony is ‘a study of people in one of the world’s most chaotic cities doing their best to maintain one of the most complex systems of joint human endeavor — a symphony orchestra. A film about the Congo, the people in

Kinshasa and the power of music’. The Malvern Community Arts Council film society is affiliated to the New Zealand Federation of Film Societies and runs monthly screenings of art-house movies. People can join for the year ($50 per year for 11 films or $30 for three screenings) but thanks to sponsorship from the Goethe Institute members of the public are welcome along to the screening of Kinshasa Symphony for an entry donation. 


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Hororata — ‘The bend in the road’ is turning the corner

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After several months of consultation meetings and much informal debate the Hororata community is fine tuning its bucket list with ambitious dreams for the post earthquake future of the township.

Today we will look at an example of how one person has improved his health by adopting nutritional medicine principles.

At a second consultation meeting held in What if …? July Hororata Community Trust Chairman, What if …? Richard Lang and architect Ashley Hide challenged the community to ‘grow or die’ St John’s Church and encouraged those present to initiate a New Convention Centre development plan for the future. Top of the community’s wish list was the New Recreation/ proposal to create a new recreational lake Storage Lake in the domain. New Green Sports Field HCT member, Olive Webb had discussed New Multi Purpose the issue with Central Plains Water. Community Centre “It would be a win–win for both parties Option 1 if we could provide CPW with the land for a Option 2 storage lake and in return the community New Hard Surface Sports Courts could gain a wonderful recreational facility,” Early Childhood Centre/ Webb says. Information Centre “We accept there is a conflict of interest New Tavern between recreational use and CPW’s priority for water storage and irrigation in the summer months, but CPW and the HCT will continue  Dreams in action. Architect Ashley Hide’s sketch plan of the Hororata community’s wish list for the future development of talking in the hope of finding a possible the township compromise.” The future of the Hororata hall and St John’s sporting facilities, including skating on the small Church were also considered high priority and domain lake, are also on the agenda. The third ‘Have Your Say’ consultation meeting finding a permanent base for preschool facilities, the desire for a pub, and the improvement of is scheduled for Tuesday, September 3. 

Local produce pivotal in pie success  by Belinda Cullen-Reid

Husband and wife team Don and Karyn Cullingford of Springfield Store & Cafe are the proud Silver Medal winners in the Cafe Boutique section of the Bakels New Zealand Supreme Pie Awards.


This man, an orchardist in his 50s spoke to me 6 months ago with several problems. He was under good medical care and on various medications to control his symptoms. His main problems were joint pain from arthritis, lower body muscle pain and low energy. His poor mobility was having a great impact on the quality of his life. After a full analysis we made sure his diet was nutrient dense and especially targeted potent dietary antioxidants including dark berries. We actively reduced refined carbohydrates and sugars as these all push the body towards inflammation. Additionally these foods are essentially ‘empty calories’ in that while they provide energy, they do not provide the vitamins and minerals needed to make energy. We then started an intensive 3 months of supplements where we added solid doses of Omega 3 fish oil, a broad spectrum multi vitamin/mineral/antioxidant. To this we added a complex formula designed to restore his energy processes. He had been taking cholesterol medications for some time and these are known to cause muscle pain and low energy mostly because they prevent the liver from making sufficient ubiquinone, also known as co enzyme Q10 (CoQ10). This complex included CoQ10, a B vitamin complex then a combination of anti-inflammatory agents including turmeric extract, resveratrol and OPC. He started to notice a change within a few months. The muscle pain has almost completely gone, his joints less painful and he has had a return of his energy. A real bonus has been a reduction in tinnitus and improvements in a cataract. There was no magic in what we did. This was just a combination of personal commitment on his part and for mine making sure his nutrient intake allowed his damaged body systems to heal resulting in a substantial improvement in his health. Give the body what it needs and the results can be quite surprising. Feel free to contact me for personalised advice. John Arts (B.Soc.Sci, Dip Tch, Adv.Dip.Nut.Med) is a Nutritional Therapist and founder of Abundant Health Ltd. Contact John on 0800 423 559 or email john@johnarts. Join his weekly newsletter at For product information visit

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“I was very surprised and really pleased with myself,” says Karyn, who works six days a week making the pies for their cafe. “Karyn’s got a good palate for pies,” adds Don. The silver medal pie was an Alpine Pork, apple with sage, part of their Alpine Gourmet Pies range. Don says the key to their culinary success is the use of good local ingredients. “A local farmer traps the wild pig on a station in the alpine area and a local butcher prepares it,” says Don. It was the second year that the couple had entered the pie contest, having placed fifth last year with their lamb, kumara and rosemary pie. The couple has owned the Springfield Cafe for three and a half years and say owning their own business gives them a passion to produce perfect pies. “You just wouldn’t have the passion to make award winning pies if you didn’t work for yourself,” says Karyn. 

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Where does Father’s Day come from?

According to Wikipedia Father’s Day was inaugurated in the United States in the early 20th century to complement Mother’s Day in celebrating fatherhood and male parenting. After the success obtained by Anna Jarvis with the promotion of Mother’s Day in the US, some wanted to create similar holidays for other family members, and Father’s Day was the choice most likely to succeed. There were other persons in the US who independently thought of Father’s Day, but the credit for the modern holiday is often given to Sonora Dodd, who was the driving force behind its establishment. Father’s Day was founded in Spokane, Washington at the YMCA in 1910 by Sonora Smart Dodd. Its first celebration was in the Spokane YMCA on June 19, 1910. Dodd’s father, the Civil War veteran William Jackson Smart, was a single parent who raised his six children there. After hearing a sermon about Jarvis’ Mother’s Day in 1909, she told her pastor that fathers should have a similar holiday honouring them. It did not have much success initially but eventually, the day was made a permanent national holiday when President Richard Nixon signed it into law in 1972. For many Kiwi fathers their greatest joy is their children, so to be recognised by a special day is almost an embarrassment as they cannot

believe their luck at becoming fathers in the first place. In recognising fathers with a gift — it is the thought that really counts — a hand-made card from their five-year-old can hold more value than a bottle of the finest malt whisky. So when choosing a gift for the special man in the family think about what they take delight in or what occupies them in their spare time when they are not working. 

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Sharing North Canterbury’s braided ‘lifeline’  by Andy Bryenton

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But out on the misty banks of the Waimakariri River a select band of sports people are gearing up for a race down the braided river which defines the landscape northwest of Christchurch. It’s very appropriately called the Brass Monkey, and its 30-year history is just one strand in this waterway’s immense local importance. While the kayak racers prepare for 12 kilometres of icy exhilaration, the same river is powering the growth of Canterbury farms, providing irrigation for the land which allows it to be more efficiently cultivated. Canterbury is one of New Zealand’s irrigation epicentres — here, on the fertile, flat plains a good supply of water is the difference between abundant crops and pasture and the possibility of crippling drought. Harsh conditions played a big part in forming today’s carefully monitored irrigation systems. The drought of

1988–89 saw farmers prohibited from drawing water from wells and from surface streams, while in a turn of cruel irony, the same hot conditions spurred snowmelt, raising the level of the Waimakariri. MAF estimated that farmers in the region lost $50 million due to the drought — it was time for decisive action. Today the balance between the necessities of agriculture and the

protection of our waterways are in the full spotlight of media attention. But the Waimakariri, with its irrigation scheme working and co-existing alongside a regional park, host to events like the Brass Monkey and a destination for anglers, may prove in the long term that a balance is not only possible, but achievable. After yet another drought, costing local farmers over $30 million, building

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consent has been granted for an expansion to the existing irrigation scheme — which has been in operation since 1896 — including the construction of an 8.2 million cubic metre storage pond. The aim of this storage facility is to act as a ‘buffer’, storing up vital water for lean times and increasing the flexibility of irrigation in the region. This scheme is not without local opposition. While not in any way against agriculture, running dry in drought conditions, but or indeed irrigation itself, there are many with the ability to divert water from the who believe that plans for expansion Waimakariri it can be counted on as a — specifically the design of an intrinsic reliable habitat not just for game fish earth dam — are flawed, and could such as trout, but for native species endanger people and property in the as well. event of failure. Building consent may No matter what the outcome of have been granted, but resource consent today’s plans, one thing is for certain. is still forthcoming, and members The use of the Waimakariri will always of groups like the Eyre Community encompass a necessary balance Environmental Safety Society plan to between the needs of agriculture and use the legal framework of the consent the needs of the environment, as well as process to strongly the multifarious facets voice their concerns. of its recreational, Today the balance It’s a debate which sporting, heritage and goes back more than cultural significance. between the a century, though there While the pioneers of necessities of have been unexpected irrigation back in the agriculture and the environmental benefits 1800s lived in a time protection of our from the unprecedented when man’s manifest level of control which the destiny was to tame the waterways are in irrigation scheme has land with technology, the full spotlight of put in human hands. modern attitudes are media attention. The nearby Ashley river manifestly different. At for example, is prone to the same time, modern

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Countdown to showtime  by Kent Caddick

The countdown is on to the opening of this year’s Canterbury A&P Show, from November 13–15. Event director Geoff Bone said this year’s 151st Canterbury A&P Show promises to bring the sights and sounds of rural lifestyles to central Christchurch. “From humble beginnings, the annual Canterbury A&P Show has grown to become part of the fabric of the region,” Bone says. “The Canterbury A&P Show is a generational event, from livestock and equestrian exhibitors who have been competing and bringing their stock to town year after year, to showgoers who attend as young children and

then bring their own families to enjoy everything the show has to offer — there is nothing more iconically Canterbury than showtime,” said Bone. This year’s Canterbury A&P Show will feature all of the traditional show favourites including the Ballantynes Grand Parade, Shetland Grand National and attractions such as the City Farmyard and Sheep Maternity Ward plus all of the action of three days of competitive judging in the livestock and equestrian sections as well as woodchopping and shearing. “As we get closer to the event we will be announcing our entertainment programme and new attractions for this year’s Canterbury A&P Show — so watch this space,” Bone says. 

Selwyn writers encouraged to submit entries Journalists around Selwyn are being encouraged to take part in this year’s Rural Women New Zealand Journalism Awards. Entries are now open for the 2013 awards, which will be presented at the New Zealand Guild of Agricultural Journalists Awards in Wellington in October. Rural Women NZ national president, Liz Evans, says they began sponsoring the prize six years ago to encourage journalists to focus more attention on the achievements of women living and working in rural communities. “It’s a strategy that’s paid off. At last year’s Guild awards, there were more entries in the Rural Women New Zealand Journalism Award category than any  other.” Last year’s winner

was NZ journalist Jackie Harrigan, editor of Young Country magazine. Entries in the Rural Women NZ Journalism Award 2013 must be of two articles, radio broadcasts or television programmes broadly based on the theme of ‘rural women making a difference’. “This could be in the sense of community involvement, on farm, or in another rural-based business or activity,” Evans says. Entries close on September 10 and any New Zealand based journalist, communicator or broadcaster is eligible to enter the award. The winner will receive $500. Further information and entry forms are available on the Rural Women New Zealand website, www. 

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Orl ina family ona farm We was parked up aginst that water tank ona ridge above tha farmhouse an tuckin’ inter the sanniches that Boss’s gerlfrend Sharlene had cut frum last nites roast, wen hoo shood show up but that cat. Long-time readas of this kolumn no who I meen, eh? Hermin the Jermin. Sharlene’s bluddy big ginja cat. Dunno why its corled that, but probly cos it’s a nasty bugga. It wanded in frum a neighbors place which was a sharemilka that moved on in Jipsy Week an’ left it behind. No bluddy wonda too. That Hermin swiped me across me nose wen I hada sniff, an’ I’ve kept me distanse ever sinse. We gotta sort of standoff tho. He duzzint bother me if I duzzint bother him eh? Well, it was a blimmin serprise to have Hermin out here ina paqddicks, so I give him a careful eye, and kept shearin’ Boss’s sanniches. Hermin juss sat ona top of a strainer post and started lickin’ his pores. Then Boss notissed. “Wot ya doin’ out here

Cat,” he sed. Hermin jus’ looked at him. Boss sort looked thortful for a minnit, then he got his sell fone off tha bag ona quad, and pressed the mumba for tha homested. It rang and rang. “C’mon Dog,” seda Boss. Sharlene’s sposed to be home bakin a cake and watchin’ afta Sophie. That’s Boss’s new



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and culturally and ecologically when pines shade out rare plants and alter ecosystem functions. Wilding pines, alder and willow were affecting the hydrology and ecology of the Cave Stream catchment. WELRA in partnership with Flockhill was granted funding from Environment Canterbury’s Biodiversity Fund and the Immediate Steps programme through the Zone Committee. The Department of Conservation also provided assistance by managing contractors. Three years of funding has provided the means for effective control of these pests. WELRA has raised over $500,000, which has been spent on ground and aerial control of wilding spread. WELRA chairperson Ray Goldring says the contractors’ control work has been complemented by the efforts of volunteers who have removed wildings

from large, sparsely covered areas near State Highway 73 and elsewhere. Volunteer groups are made up of tramping clubs, four-wheel-drive enthusiasts, environmental and school groups, businesses, and concerned community members. “Without this volunteer input, the cost of controlling wilding pines would be considerably greater — possibly doubled,” Mr Goldring said. Funding is available to other landowners from the Canterbury Biodiversity Strategy and the Immediate Steps programme for projects which protect or enhance biodiversity and/or improve water quality. To apply for funding or for more information, contact the Environment Canterbury Biodiversity Team — 03  365  3828 or biodiversity. 

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Farmax announces recipient of inaugural Lincoln scholarship Second year Lincoln University PhD student, Geoffrey Smith, has been awarded a $5,000 scholarship from Farmax to advance his research into the strategic use of the drought-tolerant species lucerne as an alternative or complementary forage to ryegrass for Canterbury dairy farms. Farmax General Manager, Gavin McEwen, said Smith’s research stood out for the selection panel because while it was focussed on Canterbury, it had the

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potential to create significant benefits for all New Zealand pastoral farmers. He added that the panel was impressed not only by the focus on addressing an emerging environmental issue, but also the potential the research has to help farmers further increase profit from pasture management, which would benefit both individuals and the country. On receiving the scholarship, Smith said he felt very privileged and was grateful for the support from Farmax to further his research, which he hopes will one day translate into farm extension. Lucerne has been widely used in South American systems both on its own and within pasture mixes to provide quality feed to extend lactation and increase milk production. With the Canterbury region requiring irrigation throughout the summer

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months, and water access, supply and irrigation increasingly more expensive and unreliable, Smith said there is potential for drought tolerant species to be used strategically to make farming systems more sustainable and productive. Smith’s research project is in the second of three years. The farmlet study conducted last season examined milk production, urinary nitrogen excretion off lucerne and ryegrass, and monitored the seasonal growth rates of lucerne versus ryegrass pastures. This summer Smith will be examining the effects of different feed allowances of lucerne on milk solids production. All the results will be used to model both animal and economic performance under different whole farm system scenarios — including the amount of lucerne in the milking platform pasture, with adjusted stocking rates, calving dates, supplement and nitrogen use. Smith said this wouldn’t be possible without the modelling capability of Farmax, which will be specifically used to model the economic effects on the base farm in the different scenarios. He expects his research to be finished in 2014 and to complete his PhD in 2015. Smith’s research will be shared with the scientific community through published papers. However, he said

 Lincoln University PhD student, Geoffrey Smith, has been awarded a Farmax scholarship

it was important that it was also translated into farm extension and he will be working with the Lincoln University research farm and wider industry to drive its application. The inaugural Farmax scholarship was open to all people eligible to perform postgraduate research at Lincoln University in Canterbury whose research utilised Farmax software products. McEwen confirmed the scholarship will be available again in January 2014 through the Lincoln University Scholarships Office to current students and those intending to apply to study at Lincoln University. 

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WOF changes — what they mean Changes announced by the Ministry of Transport mean that from January 1, next year, light vehicles first registered between 2004 and 2008 will move to yearly warrant of fitness inspections, and that frequency will last for the vehicle’s lifetime. From July 1, 2014, annual inspections will be extended to include all light vehicles first registered anywhere on or after January 1, 2000. New vehicles will receive an initial inspection, another one when they’re three years old, then annual inspections for their lifetime Light vehicles first registered anywhere before January 1, 2000 will remain on six-monthly inspections for their lifetime. “People should take their vehicle in for inspection at its next due date as per usual,” says a ministry spokesman. “Following a successful inspection, the inspector will assign the appropriate date for the vehicle’s next inspection.” There is no change yet for caravans, trailers, motorcycles and vintage  vehicles. What is the owner’s obligation for a WOF on a trade in? They

are supposed to get a new WOF when they are disposing of the vehicle. This is in compliance with the Land Transport Rule 9.12. Inspection and Certification for in-service fitness at change of ownership. To view the Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Standards Compliance 2002 see the NZTA website. Two major legislation changes are coming in the next 12-18 months that will change the way you will have to view a trade in. We will keep you informed through this column. With these new changes to the WOF inspection frequency, it still remains the responsibility of the car owners to ensure their vehicles remain roadworthy at all times not just when it’s due for an inspection. Hence INC servicing

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A home to surprise This expansive 315 sqm home will surprise you with all it has to offer. Situated on a rear 1,993 sqm section on Lowes Road it is beautifully quiet and well fenced for pets. Boasting five generous bedrooms, three with walk-in robes plus an office this home can cater for either a large family or perhaps several generations. Adding to the total package is triple car garaging, store room, an interconnecting separate lounge, formal dining and a sunny family and casual dining area that has a magnificent recently updated kitchen which would be a pleasure for any keen cook to create in. Put your feet up at the end of the day and relax in front of your roaring fire, which helps keep the whole house warm with the addition of a heat transfer kit. Sited in the popular Clearview School zone and close to Brookside Park, do not hesitate to add this one to your must see list. Contact Susan Davis, Licensed Real Estate Agent. Matson & Allan Real Estate Ltd, South Terrace, Darfield, 03 318 8204, 027 662 2751.

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STROLLER — MACLAREN Quest, $50. Good condition, hardly used, can deliver Darfield area. Phone 03 318 6809. MOVING SALE Smocking pleater machine $50. Portable gas barbeque with 2x gas bottles $25. Seven assorted chairs, most antique bentwood Edwardian type, two casual upholstered steel framed — offers. Solid Rimu dining table with extension and six matching dining chairs (modern design) — offers. Phone 03 318 8133 — leave a message if no reply. From the Butchers Block

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Property For Sale ASKING $170,000. Mt Hutt Lodge, Windwhistle. 1 Bdrm unit with stunning views & fully furnished. Body corp fees apply. Angela Cossey, Harcourts Four Seasons Realty. Mobile 027 326 6511. Home 03 318 8688. ASKING $305,000. Glentunnel. 2 Bdrm rear standalone Townhouse. Rural north facing aspect. Angela Cossey, Harcourts Four Seasons Realty. Mobile 027 326 6511. Home 03 318 8688.

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The Hororata Community Trust invites all interested residents, and those with a Hororata focus, to attend a third workshop meeting to discuss the future development of the Hororata township. Christchurch architect, Ashley Hide, will again be present to lead the meeting seeking the community’s views on the projects shortlisted following the second community meeting. Topics up for discussion include the possibility of a lake in the Hororata domain, the hall to renovate or rebuild? Don’t miss this important public meeting, this is your opportunity to have your say on the future of your township.

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Application forms and full criteria are available from the school and at Applications close on friday 20 September 2013 at 8.45am and interviews will be held in October. Recipients will be announced at Senior Prizegiving on 4 November. Current recipients should also apply if further funding is required. Principal’s Secretary Darfield High School Mclaughlins road Po Box 5, Darfield, 7541 Tel: 03 318-8411 fax: 03 318-8543 email:

CHURCH NOTICES - Sunday 25 August Malvern Anglican Parish- St George’s Kirwee 8.00 a.m., St Matthew’s Courtenay 9.30 a.m., St Ambrose Sheffield 11.00 a.m. Trinity Darfield 5.00 p.m. 03 317 9079. St Paul’s Anglican - West Melton 9.45am Holy Communion, David Stringer. Bible Study Mondays 7.30pm, Tuesdays 7pm, - Prayer support. Penny 03 347 8139, Colin & Gail 03 347 8443. Rolleston Church - 10am Family Service 7pm Rolleston Encounter Cornerstone Kids during morning service Cornerstone Youth Friday 7-9pm All meetings held at the Rolleston Community Centre, 126 Rolleston Drive, Administration contact: Nikki @ 03 347 8716 - Darfield Life Group Bible Study Wednesday night 7.30pm, 7 South Terrace, Darfield, Hosts Alisatair & Fleur MacDonald, Enquiries: 03 318 8654 Parish of Hororata Anglican - Rev Jenni Carter 03 318 0858. 9.30am St Johns, Hororata. 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 Ph 03 342 9763, Hornby Presbytery Kirwee Community Church - 10am Kirwee Model School Library, School Lane, Kirwee, Morning Tea to follow, Pastor Brian Booth 03 318 1309. Hope Presbyterian West Melton - 9.30am 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, 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 – Parish Communion Glentunnel Chapel - Sunday 10.30am Worship and Communion Ph 03 318 8948 or 021 274 2548 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

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