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Swedish punt pays off u by Belinda Cullen-Reid
When West Melton horse trainer Tim Butt first laid eyes on race horses in Sweden he was so impressed he wanted to become the first to import European trotters to New Zealand.
All creatures great and small
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p West Melton horse trainer Tim Butt with his already successful imported Swedish trotter Peak
The punt seems to have paid off with Butt’s newly imported Swedish stallion Peak winning his first race at Ashburton last week. “It was a great win. To come from the other side of the world and win against our best trotters was something special. He is a lovely athlete and should only improve from here. On to New Zealand Cup week and Australia.” Peak is one of three trotters from Sweden imported by Butt for his Premier Stables with Sir Lexington and Kvintet Avenger yet to race. Butt’s love affair with European horses began when his
racing superstar Lyell Creek was invited to compete in one of the world’s most prestigious horse races, the Elitloppet in Sweden in 2001. “The horses were fantastic. They were way ahead of our horses. They appeared really refined. Hardier, stronger, more sound.” So began a long process of importing the right horses with the hope of enhancing the already successful stables. “We put a lot of homework into it. The top horses are worth millions of dollars. The key was to know what level
to go in at. It’s a punt to see if they’re good ones.” The journey to their new home in West Melton involved lots of vaccinations, three weeks’ quarantine in England and two weeks in Auckland. “They were fantastic individuals to look at. All we’d hoped for.” If proven successful Butt would like to import more horses from Europe. He said once his Swedish horses finish racing he wants to breed them. “We want to help New Zealand compete on the world stage. They’re the experiences you treasure.” ¢
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p The Mexican ambassador to New Zealand Mrs Rosaura Leonora Rueda Gutierrez, left, paid a visit to Lincoln University recently to examine the tertiary institute’s Biotron, a climate-control chamber used for studying a living organism’s response to specific environmental conditions. Explaining how the Biotron works are Stuart Larsen (Bio-Protection Research Centre), centre, and Professor Leo Condron.
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p The Malvern Cancer Support Group celebrated their 30-year anniversary at a function at the Darfield Recreation Centre recently. Back row, from left: Patricia Henderson, Jeanette Adams, Mary Thwaites, Betty Joyce, Marilyn Voyce, Diana Reid (founding member). Front row: Judith Adams, Elaine Guy (president), Annie Bonifant (Cancer Society) and Diane Boyce (volunteers’ manager — Cancer Society).
p Flying through the air on his wonderful flying fox is Caleb Blackler from Darfield Primary School on the Year 5 camp held at Woodend Christian Camp. The students enjoyed three days of outdoor activities including archery, wall climbing, go carting, water slides and a visit to Adrenalin Forest.
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West Melton shopping centre approved
u by Kent Caddick
A new two-storey shopping centre development for West Melton has been given the go ahead by the Selwyn District Council. The development which features almost 3,000sqm of retail space along with car parking for 120 vehicles will be built on an empty site on Weedons Ross Road opposite West Melton primary school. Construction is expected to begin in early 2014 with 12 new service outlets planned with a supermarket, doctor, chemist, bakery, restaurant, café, veterinarian and fashion outlet among the prospective tenants. Initially the site was part of the Gainsborough subdivision but last year the council rezoned the 8,500sqm site from residential to business opening the
door for the retail development. Council policy and strategy planner Craig Friedel says 570 household developments have been approved by council in recent times for West Melton through the Gainsborough, Preston Downs and Halkett Grove subdivisions. “In 2011 there were 671 residents in the West Melton urban area and we were predicting this to rise to 1,553 by 2041 but with the rapid growth that has occurred due to the earthquakes we expect to reach that figure a lot earlier.” Census figures show the greater West Melton population has grown by over
Intersection changes Stop signs have been installed at two intersections along Wards Road near Rolleston. The give way signs at the intersections of Wards Road with Sandy Knolls Road and Highfield Road have been replaced with stop signs, with Wards Road traffic now having priority over the other two roads. Council's transportation manager, Andrew Mazey, said new stop signs will replace the give way signs which are there now as part of the process to change the priority at these intersections. "The change of priority and the installation of stop signs are being introduced as the traffic volumes
have been growing on Wards Road reflecting its emerging role as an important transport link between Rolleston and Darfield, and the wider Malvern area. “With the increase in traffic, it is important that motorists now observe the change in priority and take the care necessary at these intersections." Changed intersection layout warning signs are also being installed at the intersections to let motorists know the intersections’ controls have changed.
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50% in just over 10 years from 4,647 in 2001 to 7,059 in the 2013 census. West Melton School principal Susan Jackson said the development is great news for the community. “The board has been working in with developers Robin and Jackie Butt for some time and we did have some issues with traffic management with concerns for pupil safety and possible congestion. “We are extending our Westview Crescent car parking area to accommodate our three school buses
and have extended our drop off zone along Weedons Ross Road to alleviate congestion and improve safety.” Mrs Jackson said the Butts were great to deal with and it is a good example of local groups working together to provide opportunities for the wider community. It is hoped the development will be operating in time for West Melton’s 150 year anniversary celebrations which are scheduled for Labour Weekend 2014. ¢
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p The empty section behind the advertising hoarding for the Gainsborough subdivision in West Melton will be home to the township’s new shopping centre
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For the Record..... The friendly face of rebuilding u by Mark Alexander, Selwyn Central councillor
Earthquakes and recovery have been on my mind as, at present, my home’s earthquake damage is finally being repaired. My family and I were fortunate that our home didn’t suffer major damage in any of the earthquakes. We had to remove a chimney in September 2010 and install a new flue for our log burner, but our home has been weathertight suffering only cosmetic damage. Like many we’ve had our personal dramas with EQC, trying to establish what damage has been done and what is needed to do to fix the damage. We’ve patiently waited our turn for repairs and now have six weeks living in another house while ours is fixed. There are many in our district for which their earthquake story hasn’t been as easy and is not yet over. Many have lost homes and moved into new or different homes. Others are still battling EQC and their insurers to get their damaged homes fixed or a fair
pay out. Still others will forever carry the physical and emotional scars from the earthquakes. Let’s not forget them. Some of our community facilities have yet to be repaired or replaced. Consultation around some of these decisions is currently taking place. Many of Selwyn’s new residents have moved into our district because of the earthquakes, either replacing damaged homes or coming for employment in the post-earthquake Canterbury. The census figures released in October confirm the Selwyn district was growing prior to the earthquakes and the growth has continued or accelerated in the last three years. It’s pleasing to report that newer residents say they find we are a welcoming community and they are pleased to have come to live in Selwyn.
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All creatures great and small u by Belinda Cullen-Reid
One of the delights of attending a country school is the annual pet day. The recent Darfield Primary School pet day saw students bring a great variety of fluffy, furry and woolly friends. On show were the usual cats, dogs and sheep. More unusually were ponies, a calf and a kuni kuni pig. For those who did not have a pet to bring there was still plenty to contribute. The school hall housed a colourful array of student creations including floral displays, sand saucers, decorative hats, boots and muffins, pikelets, constructions and art work. ¢
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A glistening art showcase Canterbury scenery interpreted in glass and painting is the focus of the latest exhibition to arrive at the Selwyn Art Gallery in Darfield. The works of two glass artists, Tokiko Tatemoto and Ian Walters, will feature against the backdrop of paintings and charcoal drawings by Christchurch artist Simon Edwards. “Artweek is a hard act to follow, but this November exhibition is set to be just as dramatic and exciting,” Malvern Community Arts Council arts co-ordinator Ingrid Cole said. Edwards lives and works in Christchurch and is represented in numerous private collections and the collection of the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu. He has exhibited widely and received several awards. Tokiko Tatemoto and Ian Walters operate ‘Venus Hot Glass’ which is a small Christchurch based glass blowing studio. They melt glass batch powder in a furnace at 1,300ºC to form molten glass, which can be blown or manipulated into a variety of forms. Crushed coloured glass is melted into the clear molten glass to give every piece its own unique and funky appearance. Tatemoto has exhibited all over p Glass artists Tokiko Tatemoto and Ian Walters are exhibiting at the Selwyn Gallery in Darfield New Zealand and has received awards for her work, while Walters has exhibited through until November 28 between 10am and in many galleries on the North and South islands. 4pm. An exhibition programme is available on the The exhibition opens in the Selwyn Gallery on gallery’s website, www.selwyngallery.co.nz or from South Terrace on Friday, November 1 and runs the gallery. ¢ A IN &
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A new venue proves a success for Hororata Spring Fair
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Organisers say the annual Hororata Parish Spring Fair on Labour Day was a huge success, with over 1500 people attending and in excess of $12,000 being raised. The venue for the event was new this year, with the fair shifting from the grounds of the St John’s Church to the Hororata Domain to cope with the growing number of those attending. Vicar Jenni Carter said they were a bit nervous over shifting the venues. “We basically started from scratch with planning the fair this year, which in some ways was good because we could evaluate what were the best elements of past events and what we needed to add. “More space was fantastic and allowed us to have over 50 stalls, more than we have ever had. We had more children’s entertainment and much more space for people to relax and enjoy the fair atmosphere.” She said being at the domain meant they could introduce more community elements to the fair. “The fair would not be possible without a lot of local business support and a huge crew of volunteers so we owe them a big thank you. Money raised from the fair will go to funding a number of Parish community events. ¢
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This resilience was called on again following the September 2010 earthquake which severely damaged the homestead. Louise, Jim and two of the children were home asleep when the quake struck and within seconds walls and windows had caved in and the main staircase had crumpled. They fled the house down the servant’s stairs. It took several months to come to terms with what had happened and to decide what to do next. “We sat by the house like a dying father. We needed to keep thinking forward.” To save the house would have taken a considerable amount of money. It would have needed to be completely rebuilt and the Deans had to come to terms with the fact that the house they loved had gone. “It’s been a gorgeous family place. We’ve been so lucky.” The new house is being built on a new site nearby. A lot of materials from the homestead have been salvaged including doors and banisters. Materials from the farm will also be used such as oregon for the framework and macrocarpa for the floor. Their own wool will be used for curtains. “With our next house we are creating history for our great-great grandchildren. It’s a challenging exercise to think what would be great for them.” The important thing now, according to Louise, is to face the future while protecting what is already there, in a world pushing for progress. “The challenge is to keep it intact. Keeping
Other buildings remaining at Homebush are The Apple House (formally the laundry, bake house and dairy for the homestead), shearers’ quarters, a brick bridge, sheep dip and several cottages. The stables and a woolshed situated on another site are rated Category 1 with the New Zealand Historic Places Trust. In the 1990s The Homebush Stables Historic Society was formed to help preserve the history of the area. The Homebush Stables was set up as a tourist destination and now has a cafe, a souvenir shop and several themed museums including a room devoted to well-known past Homebush inhabitant Bob Deans who owned the Homestead block following subdivision in 1906. Bob was part of the All Blacks’ team known as the Originals. Cruise ship passengers and other groups visit regularly and several times a year Homebush has open days where people can come and experience farm life as it was in early Canterbury. The next Homebush Stables Open Days are on November 17 and December 1. ¢
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West Melton ceramic artist Kim Henderson has won a merit award at the prestigious New Zealand Portage Ceramic awards held recently in Auckland. Ms Henderson’s entry of two large slab vessels entitled Trailing Skirt Tales was inspired by the artist’s love of the ocean and nature. They were crafted
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The New Zealand Cup running for the 150th time The New Zealand Cup, with all the action on track and plenty of drama, intrigue and sensation off the track, has stamped its character on the Canterbury sporting and social landscape. It is one of the oldest and most popular races in New Zealand, having been run at Riccarton Park each year since 1865 and twice in 1870, with the 150th running on November 16, 2013. Originally called the Canterbury Jockey Club Handicap, the New Zealand Cup was first run under its present name in 1883 when the Canterbury Jockey Club could afford a 1,000 pound stake. It was the first genuine race for that amount run in New Zealand, worth at least $1m today. This race also set the tone in the drama stakes. Owner, land baron William Robinson, finding his horse Nonsense was almost-favourite after a ‘secret’ early morning trial, sacked jockey Robert Derrett, claiming he had let the cat out of the bag. Derrett was promptly snapped up by rival trainer Dan O’Brien for Tasman, beating Nonsense by a neck with a brilliant ride. For the next 30 years the New Zealand Cup would be the richest race on the New Zealand calendar, well
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timber construction with large expansive verandahs on three sides of the building and two turreted bays. Its landscaping was also considered a major feature, with a surrounding moat, careful and colourful plantings and several historic trees in its immediate vicinity. Heritage experts say the building has a certain ‘antipodean charm’ and it has a Category 2 classification with the Historic Places Trust.
The Tea House was built as a place for women to enjoy race days. This was 10 years after women were given the vote in New Zealand, but females were still not allowed in the racecourse’s stewards’ stand at the time. Now fully refurbished and operational, and escaping any major damage in the earthquakes, the ongoing commercial viability of the Tea House as a function venue will help to ensure its preservation into the future. ¢
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Farm machinery manufacturer battling back Following an early eviction from an unsafe building local farm machinery manufacturer Agmech has found itself homeless. After 10 years in the Cables building on Halswell Junction Road the decision was made in June to demolish — 12 months early than expected. “It has been almost impossible to find anywhere to operate from as you need a big shed with an outside area, at the right money, to make big farm machinery,” Agmech owner Gary Baker said. Fabrication work is currently being done in Ashburton at the Hubbards Machinery building while local developer Templeton Investments came to the rescue with a workable plot on Main South Road which could store all the stock and equipment. “So it’s just now a matter of the resource consent to overcome and the stress will be off,” Mr Baker said. “It’s been a terrible ordeal that has put us back five years in production while somehow trying to maintain a positive outlook.”
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