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Ellesmere, Malvern’s future in spotlight BY TOM DOUDNEY

More industrial land for Leeston and more housing for the elderly in Darfield are among residents’ suggestions for the future development of the Ellesmere and Malvern wards. The district council is developing area plans for both wards to guide development over the next 15 years. They will look at how townships within Ellesmere and Malvern

could develop and where housing, businesses, open space, community facilities and infrastructure could be located in the future. Drop-in sessions were held recently in Leeston, Darfield, Dunsandel and Springston to gather public input. In Leeston, zoning more industrial land was suggested, along with improving walkways and cycleways. Leeston Community Committee chairman Lloyd Clausen said hav-

ing more industrial or commercially-zoned land available would help entice more businesses into Leeston, bringing jobs and money into the local economy. “We don’t want it being just a dormitory town where people go out of town to work every day. If we can have people working and living here that makes it a far more vibrant place.” Southbridge residents wanted to look at whether the tennis courts

should be relocated to be near the town’s other sports facilities at the rugby grounds. At the Darfield session some ideas raised were having housing that was suitable for older people and more compact housing close to the town centre, whether a reticulated sewerage scheme is needed for the town and if there should be more parking in Darfield’s town centre. •Turn to page 2

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The flu has reached “very high” levels in Selwyn with school and workplace attendance taking a hit. However, Canterbury Primary Response group chairman Dr Philip Shroeder said the flu season had not reached the severe levels that it could have. “The level in Selwyn and across Canterbury have risen to a very high level, so there is a lot of absenteeism at both work and school as a result,” he said. “This is not the worst season we have seen in the last 10 years but it’s high enough to have quite a big impact on the community.” Rolleston School office manager Sarah Tucker said the school had about 100 of its 750 pupils a day away with the virus, as well as staff members. With two or three children, it

Dr Philip Shroeder had led to pneumonia. “I actually went and bought myself and my colleague a mask the other day because we are dealing with so many sick kids.” Leeston School office manager Megan Scott said there were about 45 pupils away with flu each day from its roll 358. “It has definitely caught up with us. These are record num-

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Future for Ellesmere and Malvern in spotlight •From page 1 District council strategy and policy planner Craig Friedel said that one of the issues raised by Dunsandel residents was the difficulty pedestrians and vehicles had crossing the state highway which runs through the town. Traffic lights had been suggested as an option. “Having a walkway around the edge of the town was an-

other idea put forward by some Dunsandel residents,” Mr Friedel said. In Springfield some residents raised whether the water supply should have more capacity added to allow more growth in the town and if there should be more land zoned for light industrial activity. Aside from attending the drop-in sessions, people can also

comment on how they would like to see towns in Malvern and Ellesmere develop in the future online at www.selwyn.govt.nz/ areaplans  or by emailing  areaplans@selwyn.govt.nz.  Information brochures and feedback forms are also available from district council libraries and service centres. Comments on both plans are open until August 28.

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$8m loan angers residents BY TOM DOUDNEY

A potential $8 million loan to the Central Plains Water scheme has drawn the ire of Selwyn residents. The public will be consulted on the loan next month after district councillors voted on the matter last week. Several residents wrote to the Selwyn Times expressing their opposition to the loan. Among those were Liz Weir and Rosalie Snoyink (inset) of the Malvern Hills Protection Society, a residents’ group which originally formed to prevent an earlier version of the CPW scheme from damming the Waianiwaniwa River. They said the “high risk loan” would not be a good use of ratepayers’ money and pointed to a paragraph in a district council report which described it as having very limited meaningful security. “Over the years CPW has repeatedly asked ratepayers to fund its irrigation scheme and has been financially bailed out several times,” they said. “It has relied on Government hand-outs to get to this point in scheme construction and has no assets to date. Why would the district council even consider lending it another $8 million when CPW has no security or means of repaying the loan if the scheme fails?” They questioned whether CPW might ask for another loan for the construction phase of stage two. “In the current, volatile economic climate, would a bank lend

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a business $8 million if it had no assets? “There are significant risks to ratepayers if the council lends CPW $8 million. If CPW cannot repay the loan, the council could seek to recover the $8 million, plus lost interest, through an increase in rates or a decrease in funds available for capital works.” However, Federated Farmers

North Canterbury provincial president Frank Brenmuhl said the district would win big if CPW was to receive the loan. “The council develops places like the iZone – that is a direct investment by the council in growing business in the district. Investing money into Central Plains Water is no different, so for me it is all about regional devel-

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Farm, temperamental racers help Hororata Community Trust Scottish project manager Cindy Driscoll honed her event management skills in Australia before taking on the Hororata Highland Games last year. She spoke to reporter Tom Doudney about trying to calm down angry V8 supercar drivers, dealing with some cunning raccoons and her big fat high country wedding When did your involvement with the Highland Games and the Hororata Community Trust begin? I took on this role at the start of last year. Before that I had always been involved on a smaller scale as a volunteer at the games. I was busy having babies when the games was first getting started – I had just had my second child. You grew up on Ryton Station on the shores of Lake Coleridge. What was that like? Ryton was a large sheep station, about 36,000 acres, run by my parents. It was a pretty cool environment to grow up in. I did correspondence school because we were pretty remote but I got to have my horses and my pets and everything. Then, when I was about 10, mum and dad started quite a big tourist operation on

the farm and we hosted a lot of events and corporate hospitality type stuff which I guess is where my passion for events came from. I picture it being quite a romantic, picturesque sort of place to grow up. Is that how you remember it? Yeah it is. You learn to be pretty self-sufficient and I think that has helped me as an adult. You learn to communicate with a lot of people because the people who you are surrounded by, you have to get on with them, because out there you can’t be choosy about who your mates are. Self-sufficient in what sort of ways? Mum and dad were both busy on the farm so I did a lot of stuff on the farm as well. From a young age I had my own sheep dogs

and worked with the stock as well. How old were you when you first had your own sheep dogs? I think I got my first one that I would have called mine when I was about 11. After you left school, you went and lived overseas for a while, didn’t you? When I was 18 I went over to America and worked at a summer camp teaching horse riding. Then I got the opportunity to go to Australia in 2001, when I was 20, and spent five years there. What was your favourite memory from the States?

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and there was a bear having a drink on the other side. You had to pack up your camp plates and things at night because they were around but we never had a really scary experience. The raccoons were a bit of fun – they knew how to open the tents and get in. How do they open the tent? Do they unzip it? The raccoons were just clever. If they wanted to open the door to a building they would stand on each others’ shoulders. They were quite amazing little animals. Did you have anything stolen by a raccoon? I don’t know but I did wake up one night and there was one on the end of my bed, which I didn’t appreciate. How did you get rid of it? Kicked – really hard! GO TO WOMAN: For the second time, Cindy Driscoll will be in charge of managing the Hororata Highland Games, held at the Hororata Domain later this year.

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sharpen skills for Highland Games What brought you to Australia? Back at my parents’ place we had a group of people at the station for a team and leadership training conference, and the company which was facilitating that was from Australia. I got talking to them and they offered me a job on the spot, which was pretty spinny. They saw what I had done running the conference. So I went up there and was basically in charge of setting up all the activities they did for team leadership programmes. I would go to all the different conferences with them and that taught me a lot about how to sit back and read a team and get the best out of people. What was the most interesting project you worked on in Australia? After a while I stopped working for that company and became operations manager at a public relations company and we did a lot of work with the V8 supercars. Did they let you have a ride in any of the cars? I have been in the cars but I didn’t get to do a lot of that. I did have some pretty cool experiences though, like being in the pits with teams. My boyfriend Simon (we weren’t married yet at that stage) came over to Australia and by de-

FAMILY TIME: Cindy Driscoll with her children Abigail and Toby at the Mt Olympus Ski Field. Mrs Driscoll was raised in the high country, near Lake Coleridge. their whole temperament. That can be hard to manage but I think that what I had learned from team leadership training and my time on the farm was how to adapt and think on my feet, so that helped with that. Did the race car drivers ever have a bit of a meltdown after a race? Generally in that situation my boss would send me to talk to them because I tended to be able to work through whatever it was with them. There was heaps of that because they wore their

fault got to be behind the scenes of the V8 supercars with me, so that was a pretty cool perk of being my boyfriend, I guess! What was the most challenging situation you faced while working with the V8s? It could be quite hard when the driver had had a bad day on the track and I needed them to turn around and be happy and smile at a sponsor’s function. Race car drivers naturally have to be fairly arrogant and confident but it’s their whole life and when things are not right on the track it affects

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there, sorry. He popped it in Australia under the provision that we moved back to New Zealand, so it was a bit like a business transaction. We got married in 2006 at the farm on Ryton Station. Everyone had to four-wheel-drive to get to our ceremony, which was by a mountain tarn called Lake Mystery, and I turned up in a helicopter. So the country girl in me came out in the wedding. Do you have any Scottish connections yourself? On my mother’s side I was clan Anderson. I have to go back a few centuries to find some Scottish blood but it’s definitely there. Have you tried any of the Scottish activities at the Highland Games? I have had a go at the sheaf toss where you have to throw a bag over the pole. I would love to have a go at the caber toss but I was a little busy last year and I didn’t get the chance. That’s the one with the big pole that you have to toss. What’s your favourite Hororata Highland Games event? The Hororata stones. That’s when the guys have to lift the big stones. They have five stones and starting with the lightest ones they have to lift them on top of the water barrels and they have to go as fast as they can which is quite an amazing thing to watch.


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Possible link between man and stolen motocross bike BY TOM DOUDNEY A stolen motocross bike and reports of a suspicious man entering properties in the Rolleston area uninvited may be linked. Police are following up reports of a man going around Rolleston, entering people’s properties without their permission. When discovered, the man has claimed to be looking for a person he was delivering a motocross bike to. He drove a black Range Rover and a motocross bike could be seen in the back of his car. Two people have made Facebook posts about similar experiences at Rolleston properties on Wednesday and police are investigating. In another incident, a motocross bike was stolen from a garage at a Christie Pl property on Thursday night or Friday morning. Sergeant Paul Piper confirmed police were looking into whether there was a link between all the incidents but declined to comment further

on the matter. Sergeant Piper said the incidents were not thought to be related to another series of daytime burglaries around Selwyn and North Canterbury in recent weeks. Those burglaries had been linked to two European men in their early 20s entering driveways in either a silver Subaru Impreza or red Holden Commodore. If they found someone at home, the men asked for directions. Jewellery and electronic items have been targeted in the burglaries which included three in the Leeston area and one in Springston. The burglars broke windows to enter the houses. Sergeant Piper said there had not been any other reports thought to be connected to those men in the last week. He asked for anyone with information that might relate to any of the burglaries or suspicious activity to phone the Rolleston police station on 347 9248.

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▌READERS’ ▌ LETTERS

Readers respond to the prospect of another $8 million loan for Central Plains Water and a new bottle store, Thirsty Liquor Darfield, to be opened later this year. Anne Breen, Rolleston – We as Selwyn ratepayers do not agree with another loan to Central Plains Water. The council seem to have no problem spending our money on schemes which are of no benefit to most of us as ratepayers. We bought our house here in the original part of Rolleston 19 years ago. We shifted out here from the city for a quiet community. The first sewerage scheme arrived which we paid up front for, but every year we get hit with more expenses. What happens to the money when land is bought in Izone? Should this not be a relief for the ratepayers? I fail to see why we should have to keep paying more for amenities that we do not use. Do not lend any more of our money to CPW.

Brian Agnew – I would not be in favour of the $8 million loan to Central Plains Water. I am not against the scheme but it is now time for CPW, farmers and shareholders to put up the funds or securities needed. We are at crossroads at the moment. It is well known that water is finite and consideration for other users of our river water is important. These schemes get up and running then challenges for more quantity (Rakaia) seems to be slipped through. There is also the problem of ni-

trates through more intense farming. Terance Hancock, Lincoln – The district council is to consider loaning $8 million of ratepayers’ funds to a private business concern, Central Plains Water. Why should ratepayers loan funds to CPW when they are already contributing to this scheme through their taxes via the Ministry of Primary Industries? It is not a core function of the district council to loan public monies to private enterprises. If there is a risk in doing so, it should be carried by commercial banks and not the ratepayers of Selwyn. The district council will already have incurred considerable costs to the ratepayer in undertaking due diligence and I assume these costs will not be recovered if a loan is not sanctioned as these costs will not be able to be added to the loan and I doubt very much whether  the district council would pursue CPW for a contribution towards ratepayers’ costs. When Dr Michael Bassett reformed local government in 1989, Government specified that investments and dividends be used for the benefit of ratepayers to offset

SCHEME: The Selwyn District Council is considering an $8 million loan to Central Plains Water. rate increases, not for corporate welfare. Another eight per cent rate increase 2015/16 following an eight per cent increase for 2014/15. This council should be acting in the interests of ratepayers, not corporates. Perhaps CPW could apply to Fonterra for a loan. Aren’t they offering interest-free loans to the farming sector? Steve Young, Kirwee – My view on the newest liquor licence in Darfield is that it’s totally unnecessary. There’s no reason why people couldn’t have continued to buy alcohol at the Four Square. Your article says “police testified that Darfield had no problems with alcohol-related crime . . .” Well, duh. Could that be because it’s not that easy to get alcohol in Darfield? Margaret Overton, Darfield – No to a bottle store in Darfield. Dave Froggatt, Rolleston – I read in your excellent paper that the district council has appointed a project manager for the Foster Recreation Park development. Is this the reason for the savage

HAVE YOUR SAY If you have an opinion you would like to share on a current issue, email tom. doudney@starmedia.kiwi increase of over 80 per cent in the targeted recreation rate from $75 to $137? Environment Canterbury has managed to reduce their overall rate demand this year Maybe we need this group of people to manage the district council’s funds? District council chief executive David Ward responds – The increase in the targeted rate for recreation reserves in Rolleston is to meet the cost of developing and maintaining Foster Recreation Park. The district council is planning to spend more than $9 million on developing sports fields, lighting, landscaping, walking and cycling tracks, car parking, changing facilities and playgrounds over the next 10 years. Although much of this cost will be funded by development contributions paid by land developers, some will be funded by ratepayers. In addition ratepayers will fund the cost of maintaining the facilities and grounds. A project of this size and complexity requires careful project management to ensure ratepayers get a high quality facility at appropriate cost. The park is a key project in the long-term development of Rolleston, and will be a significant sport and recreation facility for the town and the wider district.

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Flasher gets guilty verdict A Rolleston man has been found guilty of exposing himself to two women while riding his scooter. Patrick Frederick Walsh came across the two women on Rolleston Drive on December 13 as they were walking home from a night out. After stopping in front of them he lifted his top and slapped his chest before pulling his shorts down and showing his genitals. Police caught up with him a short time later. He originally pleaded guilty in the Christchurch District Court last year but changed his plea to not guilty before sentencing. Senior Constable Glen Tweedie said the guilty verdict, on Thursday, was a good result. “The people of Rolleston don’t need to put up with that sort of thing – particularly females at night time.” Walsh will be sentenced on September 29.

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Soldiers of Selwyn

Celebrating those who died in World War 1 With SelWyn librarieS www.selwynlibrary.co.nz

Those who didn’t make World War 1 claimed the lives of about 18,000 New Zealand soldiers, while a further 41,000 were injured or fell ill. To honour those from Selwyn, a project was undertaken by volunteer historian Lynda Seaton on behalf of Selwyn Libraries to identify, research and record every soldier whose name was recorded on a World War 1 memorial in the district. To mark the centenary of the conflict, the Selwyn Times continues its weekly series, Soldiers of Selwyn. William Henry Hinchliffe William Henry Hinchliffe was born in Lindley, Yorkshire, on May 31, 1878, to William and Emma Hinchliffe. He appears to have arrived in New Zealand in 1899 as a member of the crew of the Kirklock, although he states on his attestation that he had been before the civil court in Sheffield in 1895. He was working for a Mr McLaughlan at Sheffield before enlisting on September 19, 1916. Hinchliffe was assigned to 22nd Reinforcements, Specialist Company, Machine-Gun Section. While in training he was hospitalised with measles on January 3, 1917. He embarked for Devonport on May 2 and was appointed ship’s cook. After arrival, he joined the Machine Gun Section at Grantham on May 31. However, he was absent without leave from July 1 to July 3, losing pay and being confined to barracks for two days. Hinchliffe arrived in camp at Camiers, France, on July 18. However, 10 days later he was sent to 20th General Hospital with pyrexia of unknown origin. This was the name usually given to trench fever, caused by the lice that plagued everyone. He was discharged on August

1 and marched in to Camiers again and, after time at depot, was posted to No 1 Company on October 10. On October 13, he suffered a severe gunshot wound to his chest and, on October 24, was evacuated to England where he was admitted to the Fulham Military Hospital at Hammersmith. It was March 29, 1918, before Hinchliffe returned to active duty again in France. He joined the 3rd New Zealand Entrenching Battalion in the field on April 12. Once again, he was absent without leave and lost a day’s pay on June 18. His final posting, on October 16, 1918, was to the New Zealand Machine Gun Battalion, B Company. Hinchliffe was killed in action, aged 40, on October 23. On that day the division had reached Beaudignies on the advance toward Le Quesnoy. His body was not found or identified and his name is inscribed on the Grevillers Memorial which commemorates the men of the New Zealand Division who died in the area and who have no known grave. He is also remembered on the Malvern County and Sheffield war memorials. Alexander Reginald Mee Alexander Reginald Mee was

born at Pleasant Point on October 2, 1896, to Thomas William and Caroline Mee. He had previous military experience serving with the 1st Mounted Rifles. Mee had enlisted at the age of 19 in 1916, but was rejected for varicose veins. In 1917 his name was drawn in the ballot and this time the medical exam passed him as fit, calling his condition “moderate.” He enlisted on March 30 and was assigned to 33rd Reinforcements, Mounted Rifles Brigade and, during training, was promoted to Corporal and then finally to Sergeant. He embarked for Suez on November 13, 1917, arriving just before Christmas on December 21, 1917. At Moascar, Mee was posted to the New Zealand Mounted Rifles where he relinquished his Sergeant’s rank, reverting to Corporal. On March 3, he was posted to the Canterbury Mounted Rifles squadron and at the same time reverted to Trooper at his own request. He was posted first to the 10th Squadron and then the 1st. Mee fought with the Mounted Rifles through the Palestine campaign as they moved east into the Jordan Valley as part of the Anzac Mounted Division. In Jordan Valley, the camp was struck by malaria and influenza at the same time. Mee was hospitalised on October 2, his 22nd birthday, and admitted to the Anzac Receiving Station in the field on October 8 with pyrexia of unknown origin. He was admitted to 69th General Hospital in Belah, with malaria, on October 14 and reported as dangerously ill.

He died there on October 26, one of the 773 who died in the outbreak. Mee is buried in Deir El Belah War Cemetery, Palestine, and remembered on the Malvern County War Memorial. Douglas Robertson Douglas Robertson was born at Courtenay on September 29, 1894, to George and Margaret Robertson. Robertson worked on his father’s farm before enlisting on April 4, 1916. He took an interest in the Presbyterian Church, and the Agricultural and Pastoral Association, of which he acted as assistant-secretary for several years. He was also an enthusiastic tennis player. Prior to enlisting, he was a member of the Canterbury Yeomanry Cavalry. Robertson was assigned to the 18th Reinforcements, New Zealand Mounted Rifles. While at the non-commissioned officers’ training camp, at Featherston, he was promoted to Corporal, and later spent three weeks in hospital with measles. He embarked for Suez on October 5, 1916. After arrival, he was attached to the Training Regiment and as usual dropped in rank to temporary Lance Corporal, before relinquishing even this rank a few weeks later. Robertson was transferred to the Canterbury Mounted Rifles Brigade on December 11 and joined the 8th Squadron in the field four days later. On January 19, 1918, he was transferred to the 1st Squadron. He was sent to hospital with tonsillitis on January 23 and did not return to duty at Moascar until June 18. He rejoined the Canterbury Mounted Rifles Brigade and, as his obituary notes, “saw a good

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it in the final month It was April 20 before Everest was attached to the strength at Codford and three months later before he marched in at Brocton, the depot for the Rifle Brigade. While at Brocton on August 12 he lost a day’s pay for having a drink. On September 28, he finally left for France again, where he rejoined the 2 Battalion, Rifle Brigade, in the field on October 8. Everest was killed in action, aged 23, on November 4, during the fighting to take the town of Le Quesnoy. He is buried in Le Quesnoy Military Cemetery and remembered on the Springston War Memorial. Robert Dyson Kelly Robert Dyson Kelly was born at Barrys Bay, Akaroa, on March 25, 1896, to John and Sarah Kelly. He was working as a ploughman for John Kelly at Springfield before enlisting on October 17, 1916. Kelly was assigned to the 22nd Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company, and embarked for Devonport on February 16, 1917. In France, he joined the 1st Battalion, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 13th Company in the field on June 19, 1917. On November 8, Kelly was sent to the 7th General Hospital at St Omer with measles, rejoining his battalion in the field on December 19. On January 19, 1918, he lost seven days’ pay for being absent from a working party. It does not seem to have been held against him for he was appointed Lance Corporal on February 3. On June 21, he was evacuated sick to hospital with influenza but rejoined the Battalion on June 24. It was only six days before the armistice when Kelly was killed in action on November 5, 1918, aged 22, during the fighting to take Le Quesnoy.

He is buried in the MaubeugeCentre Cemetery, Le Quesnoy, and remembered on the Springfield War Memorial. Thomas David Fincham Thomas David Fincham was born at Southbridge on April 18, 1897, to John and Agnes Gordon. He was an enthusiastic footballer, representing Christchurch Technical College in the first 15. Upon leaving college he worked on his father’s farm at West Melton and was a teamster before enlisting on April 18, 1917. Fincham had previous military experience serving two years with the Canterbury Yeomanry Cavalry. He was assigned to the 31st Reinforcements, Mounted Rifles Brigade and embarked for Suez on November 13. Fincham was posted to the Canterbury Mounted Rifles Squadron at Moascar on January 27, 1918. He was transferred to the Mounted Rifles Brigade on April 11 and on joining them in the field was posted to 10th Squadron. He fought with them through the Palestine campaign and in early May was hospitalised with septic sores. Fincham returned to duty on July 2, reporting to the depot at Moascar the next day. Once again he was sent to join the Mounted Rifles Brigade in the field and on July 29 he was posted to 10th Squadron. Unfortunately this was in the Jordan valley where the New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade and the Anzac Mounted Division were tasked with preventing the Ottoman Fourth Army from inter-

fering in the opening stages of the battle for Amman. It was here that he contracted malaria and died at the 71st General Hospital at Giza, Cairo, on November 7 of that and pneumonia. Fincham is buried in the Cairo War Memorial Cemetery and remembered on the West Melton Roll of Honour and the Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology War Memorial. Robert John Orsbourn Robert John Orsbourn was born at Glenroy on September 24, 1888, to Daniel John and Jane Orsbourn. He was farming at Glenroy when his name was drawn in the 10th Ballot. Orsbourn enlisted on September 12, 1917. He reported at Trentham on August 13, 1918, where he was assigned to New Zealand Training Unit, 46th Reinforcements, A Company. Orsbourn was admitted to hospital at Featherston on November 3, with broncho-pneumonia following influenza. It was here that he died, aged 30, on November 9, 1918. Although he died in New Zealand, his body was not returned to his family but in concurrence with regulations issued by the medical authorities he was buried at Featherston. Orsbourn is remembered on the Glenroy Memorial, the Featherston Camp Memorial and a memorial in St John’s Anglican Church at Hororata. George Henry Barnett George Henry Barnett was born at Greenpark on February 9, 1894, to Thomas Robertson and Margaret Barnett. He had previous military experience with the Canterbury Mounted Rifles.

Barnett’s name was drawn in the ballot and a summons was issued on April 17, 1917. He appealed on April 23 but the appeal was adjourned with no date set for another meeting. During the appeal he noted that his father was 71 and his mother 47 and all his brothers were younger than himself. There were also four sisters to support. He duly reported at Trentham on July 15, 1918, and was assigned to the New Zealand Rifle Brigade. Barnett died on November 14, 1918, aged 24. Having undergone training in the Featherston Military Camp, he was accorded a public sendoff at Greenpark when down on final leave last September, but, not being among the chosen number of his reinforcement to proceed to the front, he remained in camp. Taking advantage of the leave given, he came home for Carnival Week and contracted influenza, from which he never recovered. He is buried in the Springston Cemetery. Corporal Frank Pengelly Frank Pengelly was born at Christchurch on November 10, 1887, to William and Laura Ann Pengelly. The family had come from Canada and bought a small farm at Annat. Pengelly was working as a chaff cutter at Dunsandel before enlisting on September 18, 1916. He was assigned to the New Zealand Rifle Brigade Reinforcements, H Company. While in training he was promoted first to Lance Corporal, then Corporal, and finally to Sergeant. He embarked for Devonport on January 19. On arrival, he reverted to Corporal and was immediately admitted to the 4th Hospital at Plymouth suffering from diarrhoea. He was transferred to the No 3 NZ

General Hospital at Codford two months later. Pengelly was finally taken on the strength at Codford on June 4, 1917, and later promoted to Corporal. In France, he joined the 2nd Battalion, Canterbury Regiment, in the field on December 9, 1917. During the fighting at Polygon Wood, on December 19, he was severely wounded by a shell explosion. His medical records show there were multiple shell fragments in his face, as well as in his thigh, shin and ankle. Pengelly was evacuated to England where he spent the next few months in hospital. Following more treatment he was classified as unfit for service by a medical board on February 27, 1918. He was sent back to New Zealand, arriving on May 18, 1918. When examined during the voyage home he still had a weak and infected leg and later at Christchurch the thigh wound was found to still be a disability. In September, 1918, he was accorded a welcome home and received a set of military hair brushes. Pengelly died, aged 28, on November 15, 1918, from influenza and the effects of his injuries. He had been a patient at the Returned Soldiers’ Ward at Christchurch Hospital for four months and had been discharged just prior to his death. Pengelly is buried in Sydenham Cemetery and remembered on the Dunsandel War Memorial. • Selwyn Libraries welcomes your feedback or any information you can provide regarding these soldiers. Please contactselwyn.library@selwyn.govt.nz • For more information go to http://keteselwyn.peoplesnetworknz.info/en/soldiers_of_selwyn

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New Rolleston school to run on solar energy BY TOM DOUDNEY Rolleston’s next new school will be powered by the sun. Solar panels have been installed on the roof of West Rolleston Primary School buildings which are under construction ahead of next year’s opening. Principal Sylvia Fidow said the 20kW photo-voltaic solar system, an idea which came from the school’s establishment board of trustees, aligned with the school’s sustainability goals. The school would still be using mains power to make up the difference. “We are hoping the solar panels will reduce the cost of power significantly in the future,” Ms Fidow said. The solar panels were also expected to provide an educational opportunity for the school and community regarding renewable energy, electricity use and climate change. Ms Fidow said she had met with 25 families so far to discuss possible enrolment for next year and

CLEAN ENERGY: Solar panels have been installed on the roof of West Rolleston Primary School, which is under construction. had a number of other interviews scheduled. The school will open for years 1 – 4 only in its first year, extending to year 8 in 2017. “It is fabulous to meet our community and start working with them to build a school culture and community together.”

As well as interviewing potential staff members, the work at this stage was focused on developing the school curriculum, policies and procedures and purchasing all the necessary resources. Deputy principal Ben Galletly started at the beginning of the term.

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Schools get funding for Asian language programme Five Selwyn schools have been given a share of $145,544 to enable more classes in Japanese and Mandarin as part of the Asian Language Learning in Schools fund. The funding will be distributed between Lincoln Primary School, Lincoln High School, Broadfield School, Ladbrooks School and Springston School, as well as Oaklands School in Christchurch. Meanwhile, Darfield High School will be one of 41 South Island schools to get a share of a $345,043 pool of NetNZ funding earmarked for Japanese, Korean and Mandarin language teaching. The programmes will begin

next year. Selwyn MP Amy Adams said it was great to see local schools working together to enhance the way students learned and developed language. “It’s important for our next generation to be able to communicate and work in different languages as our international and trading links grow – particularly within the Asia-Pacific region.” Ms Adams said there were also strong cognitive benefits to learning a second language. Applications for the second funding round are now open and schools have until September 25 to register their interest.

▌EVENTS ▌ Book sale

Saturday, 10am – 1pm Lincoln’s annual second-hand book sale, held as part of the weekly farmers’ and craft market. On the green beside Hillyers Café, Gerald St, Lincoln.

Grand Variety Performance Sunday

This event will celebrate and recognise the gifts to the community from the Lincoln Community Trust which includes the grand

piano as well as showcasing some of the many talented musicians in our district. Pianist Beth Keoghan and Linley Thomas will play the grand piano and there will be performances from The Lincoln University Choir, Calen Thomas, Duncan Sole, Ethan Bryant, Michaela Gillespie, Jackson Goulden and the Selwyn Youth Band. Lincoln Event Centre, 15 Meijer Drive. Free entry but seat numbers limited. Request tickets by emailing Selwyn arts co-ordinator Rachael Inch at arts@selwyn.govt.nz

▌LOOKING ▌ BACK

Harriet Dunlogan started at West Melton School on August 10.

Lauren Clark started at Lincoln Primary School on July 27.

Emma Barnett was delighted to finally join her big brother Sam at Dunsandel School on July 23 and is loving it.

 Has your child recently started school? Send your photos to tom.doudney@starmedia.kiwi

TRANSPORT: A Day’s Motors bus, with driver, outside Mounce and Ridden store, Springston. The date is unknown but it is believed to have been taken in the 1920s or 1930s. • Heritage photos supplied by Selwyn Libraries. If you have any information about this photo, please contact the library via www. selwynlibrary.co.nz

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GRASSROOTS SPORT It was representative weekend for Ellesmere’s junior sides. They travelled north to Loburn to tackle North Canterbury. Of the six games, Ellesmere came away with three wins, two draws and one loss. The teams will meet again this weekend at West Melton Rugby Club. Results: Under-15 Ellesmere 17, North Cantebrury 17; under-14 Ellesmere 10, North Canterbury 10; under-13 Ellesmere 80, North Canterbury 0; under-12 Ellesmere 36-19; under-48kg Ellesmere 17, North Canterbury 8; under-65kg North Canterbury 15, Ellesmere 12. The Selwyn Times captured the action in the under-12 and under-13 games. PHOTOS: KAREN CASEY

STEP: Cody Austin looks for a gap in the North Canterbury defence.

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SPEED: Josh Forster about to make a line break as a tackler dives desperately to grab him.

NUDGE: Ellesmere goal-kicker Finn Keogan has a crack from just inside the 22m line.

SKILL: James Paterson gets into his stride during his side’s 17-point win.

DETERMINED: Jake Pluck runs hard at the line.

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POINTS: Brandyn Boyle dives over in the corner during his side’s massive win over North Canterbury.

STRONG: Tobias Fukofuka pushing off defenders in the wet at Loburn.

GOT HIM: Bailey McDonald goes in hard and low to make a tackle. POWER: Jacob Collins-Craig pushing through two North Canterbury defenders.

FOCUS: Bailey McDonald eyes up a North Canterbury forward.

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Kayaker prepares for world BY TOM DOUDNEY L-R: Emma & Chris Giddens, Johnny Borlase (Chef) & Sue Giddens & Anna Pilbrow.

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Chris Giddens & Francesca Crotty.

Two and a half years after an Ellesmere man took up kayaking he is preparing to compete in front of tens of thousands of spectators at a world championship in Hungary. Charles Nimmo will compete in the International Canoe Federation Marathon World Championships on September 11. Nimmo, 37, will be up against a field of about 50 other competitors from all over the world in the over 35 division. He qualified by winning the same division at the New Zealand Marathon Championships at Lake Hood, near Ashburton, in April. Nimmo, who lives near Southbridge, will be part of a 12-strong New Zealand contingent travelling to Hungary. His rise has been impressive given his recent adoption of the sport, although he had once shown a glimmer of promise in his youth. “When I was 16, I was doing an outdoor pursuits programme and I was put in a kayak in a race in the Southland and Otago Down River Kayak Championships. I managed to wash out down the bottom in second place

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champs “They are very easy to tip over. You could put a competent Coast 2 Coast paddler in them and they would probably last about five strokes before swimming.” Nimmo was “stoked” about qualifying for the world championships. “I was aiming to get there next year so it has come a year earlier than I expected was possible, which is scary because although I might be paddling very fast, there are so many elements of the race that my lack of experience might catch me out on.” In New Zealand, Nimmo often races in the open division against kayakers of all ages. He said next year he aimed to do the same at international level, although it was a race against time with “getting old.” “The thing I am addicted to is improvement. In terms of my improvement curve so far, it just goes up and up and up and I think once I stop improving I will probably get bored with it. “At the moment it just amazes me what I can get out of an old body and I can’t see the improvement slowing any time soon, so that’s the thing that motivates me.” Nimmo thought his slim 186cm frame with a 183cm arm span might also have something to do with his success.

PUTTING IT DOWN: Reuben Holden scores a try for West Melton School’s junior A rugby team, in their 30-10 win over Springston at the recent Lincoln Zone Winter Tournament for netball and rugby. The team finished second in the rugby competition behind Tai Tapu School. The Lincoln zone includes Broadfield, Akaroa, Tai Tapu, Halswell, Prebbleton, Rolleston, Ladbrooks, Springston, Lincoln, Templeton, Clearview, Yaldhurst, Weedons, Little River and Burnham schools. The top teams from the tournament will go on to compete at the Canterbury Primary Schools Winter Tournament on August 27. Tournament winners were: Rugby senior A – Rolleston, rugby senior B – Burnham, rugby junior A – Tai Tapu, rugby junior B – Weedons, netball senior A – Tai Tapu, netball senior B section 1 – Templeton, netball senior B section 2 – Templeton. Netball junior A – Tai Tapu, netball junior B section 1 – Little River, netball junior B section 2 – Halswell.

ON TOP: Rolleston’s competition winning senior A rugby team.

GOOD PERFORMANCE: Rolleston’s senior A netball team finished third.

Ellesmere golf results Ellesmere Golf Club Saturday’s results A “best nine” competition was held for men. Men: Alan Miller, 33 ocb, 1;

Kevin Stephens, 33, 2; Callum Doak, 33.5, 3; Michael Williams, 34, 4; Aaron Chapman, 35 ocb, 5; Peter Burnett, 35, 6. Nearest the pin: No 2,

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Look out for

stop sign changes

60 new stop signs and five give way signs have been installed around the district on both urban and rural roads. Most of the new stop signs replace existing give way signs. Some of the roads where a number of stop signs have been installed are at intersections along: · Bealey Road · Lochheads Road · Aylesbury Road · Leeston and Lake Road · Old Tai Tapu Road · Leeston Taumutu Road · Southbridge Sedgemere Road Some busy intersections in local townships where stop signs have been installed to replace give way signs are: · In Leeston at the intersections of: Leeston and Lake Road and High Street, Station Street and Leeston and Lake Road, Cunningham Street and High Street, Pound Road and Market Street · In Lincoln at the intersections of: James Street with Boundary Road and North Belt · In Rolleston at the intersections of: Lowes Road with East Maddisons Road, Lowes Road and Rembrandt Drive, Levi Road and Weedons Road, Rembrandt Drive with Brookside Road, East Maddisons Road with Goulds Road · In Tai Tapu at the intersections of: Hauschilds and Lincoln Tai Tapu Roads, School Road and Forbes Road, Old Tai Tapu Road and Michaels Road · In West Melton at the intersection of Jacqueline Drive and Lynley Drive There are a number of other intersections in townships and rural areas where new signs are in place.

The intersection of Bealey and Highfield Roads is one of many locations around Selwyn where stop signs have recently replaced give way signs

At a stop sign motorists need to come to a complete stop, check for traffic approaching the intersection and only proceed if the way is clear. At a give way sign motorists need to slow down and be ready to stop if there are other vehicles approaching the intersection.

We want your feedback on ultra-fast broadband and mobile coverage

Have your say on your town’s future

In July, Council submitted a proposal to the government requesting that it provide ultra-fast broadband in Darfield/Kirwee, Leeston Southbridge, and extend it to all areas of Lincoln/Tai Tapu.

The Council is working to develop area plans for Malvern and Ellesmere. These will look at how townships could develop and where housing, businesses, open space, community facilities and infrastructure could be located.

The application also requests that broadband be improved in Malvern in the area to be covered by the Central Plains Water scheme, and that mobile phone access along State Highway 73 from Springfield to Otira be improved for locals, emergency services, tourists and tourism operators. To support our application the Council is preparing a Digital Enablement Plan. The Plan will summarise Council and community actions to support improved broadband and mobile phone services. Darfield/ Kirwee has been prioritised as the first area the Council has requested the government rollout ultra-fast broadband to. Meetings in Darfield and Springfield are planned to gather information from businesses and the community about what issues people are experiencing and what the Council could consider doing to increase fast broadband uptake, improve mobile phone coverage and increase people’s digital skills and knowledge.

We asked some Malvern and Ellesmere residents what they liked about living where they are and how they wanted to see their town develop in the future. If you want to share your thoughts on these issues you can do so by attending a meeting (see details in the events column opposite) or submitting your comments online at www.selwyn.govt.nz/areaplans. Comments are open until Friday 28 August 2015.

I’m all for good change in Darfield. Our facilities are going to need to expand at the same rate as housing. We need another supermarket, and it would be nice to have a fruit and vegetable store and a bigger doctor’s surgery to save people having to travel into the city.

The meetings are taking place at: · Tuesday 18 August, 3.15pm, Springfield School For the public · Tuesday 18 August, 5pm, Springfield School For businesses and farmers · Thursday 20 August, 3.15pm, Darfield High School Library For the public · Thursday 20 August, 5pm, Darfield High School Library For businesses and farmers

Emergency survival guides out now Emergency Survival Guides are being delivered to households in Rolleston, Lincoln, Leeston, Prebbleton, West Melton and Darfield this week.

We need more activities for young adults in Leeston. Also we need frequent and affordable buses. The price and the time it takes to reach the city isn’t worth it.

When you receive your guide it is a good idea to take the time to read through it, meet and discuss your household emergency plan with your family and write down what you would do. You can keep the guide for future reference. Households in other Selwyn townships and in the district’s rural areas will also be getting a copy of the guide. Guides will be delivered to these households during August and September. Copies of the guide are also available now from Selwyn libraries.

Council Call CC170815

Selwyn District Council Norman Kirk Drive Rolleston Ph 347 2800 or 318 8338

Shelley, Leeston

Rolleston Library Rolleston Drive, Rolleston Ph 347 2880 or 318 8338

Notices

MOBILE LIBRARY TIMETABLE Wednesday 19 August Arthur’s Pass 11.30-12.30pm Castle Hill 1.40-2.15pm Springfield 3-3.30pm Thursday 20 August Council Headquarters, Rolleston 12.45-1.15pm Cat’s Pyjamas Rolleston 1.30-2pm Rolleston First Learners 2.10-2.40pm Monday 24 August Burnham Montessori 11-11.30am West Melton Probus 1-3pm Tuesday 25 August Kirwee 10-10.45am Kirwee School 10.45-11.30am West Melton Church 12.15-12.45pm West Melton School 12.45-1.30pm West Melton Learning Centre 1.30-1.50pm Cats Pyjamas West Melton 1.50-2.20pm NOTICE OF REQUIREMENT FOR DESIGNATION Chorus New Zealand Ltd and Spark New Zealand Ltd, Partially Operative Selwyn District Plan, First Schedule Part I of the Resource Management Act, 1991 Public notice – summary of submissions and call for further submissions A summary of submissions, along with copies of original submissions, on the above proposed change to the Selwyn District Plan are now available from Council Service Centres, libraries and at www.selwyn.govt.nz. Further submissions may only be lodged by the following: (a) any person representing a

Meetings

Public Forums: Council, Community Board and local committee meetings are open to the public. Time is available at the start of meetings for people to speak on matters of concern. Please notify Bernadette Ryan (Council), Kate Anderson (Community Boards) or your local committee at least three days before the meeting. Township, Hall and Reserve Committees: To list or make changes to meeting details, email meeting.changes@selwyn.govt. nz or phone 347 2800 or 318 8338 by 9am Wednesday the week before publication. COUNCIL & COMMUNITY BOARDS

Kevin, Darfield

The guides have information on what you should do in different emergencies such as an earthquake, fire, flood or storm. They also have advice on what you can do now to ensure you are ready to respond to a disaster as well as a household emergency plan which you can complete.

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Darfield Library & Service Centre 1 South Terrace, Darfield Ph 318 8338 or 347 2800

Unless otherwise stated all of these meetings will be held at the Rolleston Council Building. Selwyn Central Community Board Wed 19 Aug 4.30pm Is there an issue affecting your community you want to bring to your Community Board’s attention and find out how we can help? See ‘Meetings’ for information on our Public Forum Road Safety Committee Thurs 20 Aug 9.30am Malvern Community Board Mon 24 Aug 4pm Darfield Recreation Centre Is there an issue affecting your community you want to bring to your Community Board’s

Leeston Library & Service Centre High Street, Leeston Ph 347 2820 or 318 8338

TUESDAY AUGUST 18 2015

relevant aspect of the public interest; and (b) any person that has an interest in the plan change greater than the interest the public has; and (c) the local authority itself. Further submissions must be limited to matters either in support of, or in opposition to, an original submission made on the above plan change. This must be in writing and in accordance with form 6, which is available from council service centres or on our website. Further submissions must be served on Selwyn District Council in one of the following ways: Posted to: Planning Department, Selwyn District Council, PO Box 90, Rolleston 7643 Delivered to: A Council service centre in Darfield, Lincoln, Leeston or Rolleston. Faxed to: (03) 347 2799 (if you fax your submission please post or deliver a copy to the details above) Emailed to: submissions@ selwyn.govt.nz A person who makes a further submission must serve a copy of it on the person who lodged the original submission no later than five working days after a copy is provided to Selwyn District Council. The closing date for further submissions on the above plan change is 5pm Tuesday 1 September 2015. For further information on this plan change or the above process, contact Ben Rhodes on 03 347 2824. DOG MICROCHIPPING If your dog was first registered after 30 June 2006 and is not a working dog, the law requires them to be microchipped. This

free monthly service is available on Friday 21 August at: · Leeston – 9-9.30am · Darfield – 10.15-10.45am · Rolleston – 11.30am-12pm · Lincoln – 12.45-1.15pm Please note: · All clinics last for half an hour · The Rolleston venue is Norman Kirk Drive, other locations are outside libraries · Microchipping will not take place if wet. If you have any questions, please contact Tracey on 347 2800 or 318 8338. SPORTS PEOPLE WANTED FOR COMMITTEE The Council’s Sport New Zealand Rural Travel Fund Committee is seeking applications from residents from Ellesmere and Springs Wards to become members. The committee meets twice a year to consider funding applications from clubs seeking assistance with travel costs to local competition matches. The positions, which last three years, are unpaid, but travel expenses are reimbursed. The ideal candidate will have been actively involved in sport and/or sports administration, have an overview of sport/ recreation in Selwyn and will be keen to encourage and promote sport. Applications in writing, including details of sporting/ sporting administration involvement must be received by 5pm 4 September 2015. For information on submitting an application please visit www. selwyn.govt.nz, email stuart. westoby@selwyn.govt.nz or phone 347 2800.

attention and find out how we can help? See ‘Meetings’ for information on our Public Forum Council Meeting Wed 26 Aug 1pm Selwyn Waihora Zone Committee Tue 1 Sep 1pm Audit & Risk Subcommittee Wed 2 Sep 3pm Industrial Park Project Team Meeting Thurs 3 Sep 3pm Izone Visitors Centre Because of commercial sensitivity, the public may be excluded from part of or all of the meeting. Enquiries to Property and Commercial Manager, Douglas Marshall

Committee Mon 24 Aug 7.30pm Glentunnel Hall Greendale Recreation Reserve Management Committee Tue 1 Sep 8pm Greendale Pavilion Leeston Park Association Mon 31 Aug 7.30pm Leeston Park Pavilion Prebbleton Community Association Tue 18 Aug 7.30pm Prebbleton Community Cottage Rolleston Community Centre Committee Thurs 27 Aug 7pm Rolleston Community Centre Rolleston Residents Association Inc. – AGM Mon 24 Aug 7.30pm Rolleston Community Centre Sheffield/Waddington Community Committee Thurs 20 Aug 7.30pm Sheffield Community Hall Southbridge Advisory Committee Mon 24 Aug 7pm Southbridge Hall Springfield Township Committee Tue 1 Sep 7.30pm Tawera Hall Springston Reserve & Associated Sports Combined Committee Inc. Wed 19 Aug 7.30pm, 399 Ellesmere Junction Road

LOCAL COMMITTEES & ASSOCIATIONS Coalgate Township Committee Tue 18 Aug 7.30pm Coalgate Fire Station Darfield Township Committee Thurs 20 Aug 7.30pm Darfield Library Dunsandel Community Committee Wed 26 Aug 7.30pm Dunsandel Sports Centre Glenroy Community Hall Committee Tue 18 Aug 8pm Glenroy Hall Glentunnel Township

Lincoln Library & Service Centre Gerald Street, Lincoln Ph 347 2875 or 318 8338

Selwyn Events WWW.SELWYN.GOVT.NZ/EVENTS

Malvern Area Plan drop in session TUESDAY

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Glentunnel Community Centre, 6.30-8.30pm Share your thoughts on how local townships could develop, where housing, businesses, open space, community facilities & infrastructure could be located and what special features you want to keep as your township grows

AGM Down By The Liffey Gallery Lincoln Community Care, 7.30pm All welcome for this AGM meeting

Second hand book sale Lincoln market, Gerald Street, 10am-1pm Grab some bargain books. With live music, local spray free fruit & vegetables, plants, flowers, artisan produce, baking & handcrafted gifts. See www.facebook.com/lincolnmarket

Malvern Area Plan drop in session Darfield Recreation Centre,1-3pm Share your thoughts on how local townships could develop, where housing, businesses, open space, community facilities & infrastructure could be located and what special features you want to keep as your township grows

Grand Variety Performance Lincoln Events Centre, 3.30-6pm A celebration of music and presentation of gifts to the community of Lincoln. Free entry, limited tickets available. Booking essential, email arts@selwyn.govt.nz. Refreshments provided

Ellesmere Heritage Park Open Days Leeston Road, 10am-3.30pm Come along and see the park’s progress. With food, bouncy castles, Kapa haka performances, Leeston School class photos, flax weaving and more. Contact 324 4450 or 347 9982 for information

For more events in Selwyn visit www.selwyn.govt.nz/events

(03) 347 2800 Darfield call free 318 8338 www.selwyn.govt.nz

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TUESDAY AUGUST 18 2015

Look out for

stop sign changes

60 new stop signs and five give way signs have been installed around the district on both urban and rural roads. Most of the new stop signs replace existing give way signs. Some of the roads where a number of stop signs have been installed are at intersections along: · Bealey Road · Lochheads Road · Aylesbury Road · Leeston and Lake Road · Old Tai Tapu Road · Leeston Taumutu Road · Southbridge Sedgemere Road Some busy intersections in local townships where stop signs have been installed to replace give way signs are: · In Leeston at the intersections of: Leeston and Lake Road and High Street, Station Street and Leeston and Lake Road, Cunningham Street and High Street, Pound Road and Market Street · In Lincoln at the intersections of: James Street with Boundary Road and North Belt · In Rolleston at the intersections of: Lowes Road with East Maddisons Road, Lowes Road and Rembrandt Drive, Levi Road and Weedons Road, Rembrandt Drive with Brookside Road, East Maddisons Road with Goulds Road · In Tai Tapu at the intersections of: Hauschilds and Lincoln Tai Tapu Roads, School Road and Forbes Road, Old Tai Tapu Road and Michaels Road · In West Melton at the intersection of Jacqueline Drive and Lynley Drive There are a number of other intersections in townships and rural areas where new signs are in place.

The intersection of Bealey and Highfield Roads is one of many locations around Selwyn where stop signs have recently replaced give way signs

At a stop sign motorists need to come to a complete stop, check for traffic approaching the intersection and only proceed if the way is clear. At a give way sign motorists need to slow down and be ready to stop if there are other vehicles approaching the intersection.

We want your feedback on ultra-fast broadband and mobile coverage

Have your say on your town’s future

In July, Council submitted a proposal to the government requesting that it provide ultra-fast broadband in Darfield/Kirwee, Leeston Southbridge, and extend it to all areas of Lincoln/Tai Tapu.

The Council is working to develop area plans for Malvern and Ellesmere. These will look at how townships could develop and where housing, businesses, open space, community facilities and infrastructure could be located.

The application also requests that broadband be improved in Malvern in the area to be covered by the Central Plains Water scheme, and that mobile phone access along State Highway 73 from Springfield to Otira be improved for locals, emergency services, tourists and tourism operators. To support our application the Council is preparing a Digital Enablement Plan. The Plan will summarise Council and community actions to support improved broadband and mobile phone services. Darfield/ Kirwee has been prioritised as the first area the Council has requested the government rollout ultra-fast broadband to. Meetings in Darfield and Springfield are planned to gather information from businesses and the community about what issues people are experiencing and what the Council could consider doing to increase fast broadband uptake, improve mobile phone coverage and increase people’s digital skills and knowledge.

We asked some Malvern and Ellesmere residents what they liked about living where they are and how they wanted to see their town develop in the future. If you want to share your thoughts on these issues you can do so by attending a meeting (see details in the events column opposite) or submitting your comments online at www.selwyn.govt.nz/areaplans. Comments are open until Friday 28 August 2015.

I’m all for good change in Darfield. Our facilities are going to need to expand at the same rate as housing. We need another supermarket, and it would be nice to have a fruit and vegetable store and a bigger doctor’s surgery to save people having to travel into the city.

The meetings are taking place at: · Tuesday 18 August, 3.15pm, Springfield School For the public · Tuesday 18 August, 5pm, Springfield School For businesses and farmers · Thursday 20 August, 3.15pm, Darfield High School Library For the public · Thursday 20 August, 5pm, Darfield High School Library For businesses and farmers

Emergency survival guides out now Emergency Survival Guides are being delivered to households in Rolleston, Lincoln, Leeston, Prebbleton, West Melton and Darfield this week.

We need more activities for young adults in Leeston. Also we need frequent and affordable buses. The price and the time it takes to reach the city isn’t worth it.

When you receive your guide it is a good idea to take the time to read through it, meet and discuss your household emergency plan with your family and write down what you would do. You can keep the guide for future reference. Households in other Selwyn townships and in the district’s rural areas will also be getting a copy of the guide. Guides will be delivered to these households during August and September. Copies of the guide are also available now from Selwyn libraries.

Council Call CC170815

Selwyn District Council Norman Kirk Drive Rolleston Ph 347 2800 or 318 8338

Shelley, Leeston

Rolleston Library Rolleston Drive, Rolleston Ph 347 2880 or 318 8338

Notices

MOBILE LIBRARY TIMETABLE Wednesday 19 August Arthur’s Pass 11.30-12.30pm Castle Hill 1.40-2.15pm Springfield 3-3.30pm Thursday 20 August Council Headquarters, Rolleston 12.45-1.15pm Cat’s Pyjamas Rolleston 1.30-2pm Rolleston First Learners 2.10-2.40pm Monday 24 August Burnham Montessori 11-11.30am West Melton Probus 1-3pm Tuesday 25 August Kirwee 10-10.45am Kirwee School 10.45-11.30am West Melton Church 12.15-12.45pm West Melton School 12.45-1.30pm West Melton Learning Centre 1.30-1.50pm Cats Pyjamas West Melton 1.50-2.20pm NOTICE OF REQUIREMENT FOR DESIGNATION Chorus New Zealand Ltd and Spark New Zealand Ltd, Partially Operative Selwyn District Plan, First Schedule Part I of the Resource Management Act, 1991 Public notice – summary of submissions and call for further submissions A summary of submissions, along with copies of original submissions, on the above proposed change to the Selwyn District Plan are now available from Council Service Centres, libraries and at www.selwyn.govt.nz. Further submissions may only be lodged by the following: (a) any person representing a

Meetings

Public Forums: Council, Community Board and local committee meetings are open to the public. Time is available at the start of meetings for people to speak on matters of concern. Please notify Bernadette Ryan (Council), Kate Anderson (Community Boards) or your local committee at least three days before the meeting. Township, Hall and Reserve Committees: To list or make changes to meeting details, email meeting.changes@selwyn.govt. nz or phone 347 2800 or 318 8338 by 9am Wednesday the week before publication. COUNCIL & COMMUNITY BOARDS

Kevin, Darfield

The guides have information on what you should do in different emergencies such as an earthquake, fire, flood or storm. They also have advice on what you can do now to ensure you are ready to respond to a disaster as well as a household emergency plan which you can complete.

SELWYN TIMES

Darfield Library & Service Centre 1 South Terrace, Darfield Ph 318 8338 or 347 2800

Unless otherwise stated all of these meetings will be held at the Rolleston Council Building. Selwyn Central Community Board Wed 19 Aug 4.30pm Is there an issue affecting your community you want to bring to your Community Board’s attention and find out how we can help? See ‘Meetings’ for information on our Public Forum Road Safety Committee Thurs 20 Aug 9.30am Malvern Community Board Mon 24 Aug 4pm Darfield Recreation Centre Is there an issue affecting your community you want to bring to your Community Board’s

Leeston Library & Service Centre High Street, Leeston Ph 347 2820 or 318 8338

TUESDAY AUGUST 18 2015

relevant aspect of the public interest; and (b) any person that has an interest in the plan change greater than the interest the public has; and (c) the local authority itself. Further submissions must be limited to matters either in support of, or in opposition to, an original submission made on the above plan change. This must be in writing and in accordance with form 6, which is available from council service centres or on our website. Further submissions must be served on Selwyn District Council in one of the following ways: Posted to: Planning Department, Selwyn District Council, PO Box 90, Rolleston 7643 Delivered to: A Council service centre in Darfield, Lincoln, Leeston or Rolleston. Faxed to: (03) 347 2799 (if you fax your submission please post or deliver a copy to the details above) Emailed to: submissions@ selwyn.govt.nz A person who makes a further submission must serve a copy of it on the person who lodged the original submission no later than five working days after a copy is provided to Selwyn District Council. The closing date for further submissions on the above plan change is 5pm Tuesday 1 September 2015. For further information on this plan change or the above process, contact Ben Rhodes on 03 347 2824. DOG MICROCHIPPING If your dog was first registered after 30 June 2006 and is not a working dog, the law requires them to be microchipped. This

free monthly service is available on Friday 21 August at: · Leeston – 9-9.30am · Darfield – 10.15-10.45am · Rolleston – 11.30am-12pm · Lincoln – 12.45-1.15pm Please note: · All clinics last for half an hour · The Rolleston venue is Norman Kirk Drive, other locations are outside libraries · Microchipping will not take place if wet. If you have any questions, please contact Tracey on 347 2800 or 318 8338. SPORTS PEOPLE WANTED FOR COMMITTEE The Council’s Sport New Zealand Rural Travel Fund Committee is seeking applications from residents from Ellesmere and Springs Wards to become members. The committee meets twice a year to consider funding applications from clubs seeking assistance with travel costs to local competition matches. The positions, which last three years, are unpaid, but travel expenses are reimbursed. The ideal candidate will have been actively involved in sport and/or sports administration, have an overview of sport/ recreation in Selwyn and will be keen to encourage and promote sport. Applications in writing, including details of sporting/ sporting administration involvement must be received by 5pm 4 September 2015. For information on submitting an application please visit www. selwyn.govt.nz, email stuart. westoby@selwyn.govt.nz or phone 347 2800.

attention and find out how we can help? See ‘Meetings’ for information on our Public Forum Council Meeting Wed 26 Aug 1pm Selwyn Waihora Zone Committee Tue 1 Sep 1pm Audit & Risk Subcommittee Wed 2 Sep 3pm Industrial Park Project Team Meeting Thurs 3 Sep 3pm Izone Visitors Centre Because of commercial sensitivity, the public may be excluded from part of or all of the meeting. Enquiries to Property and Commercial Manager, Douglas Marshall

Committee Mon 24 Aug 7.30pm Glentunnel Hall Greendale Recreation Reserve Management Committee Tue 1 Sep 8pm Greendale Pavilion Leeston Park Association Mon 31 Aug 7.30pm Leeston Park Pavilion Prebbleton Community Association Tue 18 Aug 7.30pm Prebbleton Community Cottage Rolleston Community Centre Committee Thurs 27 Aug 7pm Rolleston Community Centre Rolleston Residents Association Inc. – AGM Mon 24 Aug 7.30pm Rolleston Community Centre Sheffield/Waddington Community Committee Thurs 20 Aug 7.30pm Sheffield Community Hall Southbridge Advisory Committee Mon 24 Aug 7pm Southbridge Hall Springfield Township Committee Tue 1 Sep 7.30pm Tawera Hall Springston Reserve & Associated Sports Combined Committee Inc. Wed 19 Aug 7.30pm, 399 Ellesmere Junction Road

LOCAL COMMITTEES & ASSOCIATIONS Coalgate Township Committee Tue 18 Aug 7.30pm Coalgate Fire Station Darfield Township Committee Thurs 20 Aug 7.30pm Darfield Library Dunsandel Community Committee Wed 26 Aug 7.30pm Dunsandel Sports Centre Glenroy Community Hall Committee Tue 18 Aug 8pm Glenroy Hall Glentunnel Township

Lincoln Library & Service Centre Gerald Street, Lincoln Ph 347 2875 or 318 8338

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AGM Down By The Liffey Gallery Lincoln Community Care, 7.30pm All welcome for this AGM meeting

Second hand book sale Lincoln market, Gerald Street, 10am-1pm Grab some bargain books. With live music, local spray free fruit & vegetables, plants, flowers, artisan produce, baking & handcrafted gifts. See www.facebook.com/lincolnmarket

Malvern Area Plan drop in session Darfield Recreation Centre,1-3pm Share your thoughts on how local townships could develop, where housing, businesses, open space, community facilities & infrastructure could be located and what special features you want to keep as your township grows

Grand Variety Performance Lincoln Events Centre, 3.30-6pm A celebration of music and presentation of gifts to the community of Lincoln. Free entry, limited tickets available. Booking essential, email arts@selwyn.govt.nz. Refreshments provided

Ellesmere Heritage Park Open Days Leeston Road, 10am-3.30pm Come along and see the park’s progress. With food, bouncy castles, Kapa haka performances, Leeston School class photos, flax weaving and more. Contact 324 4450 or 347 9982 for information

For more events in Selwyn visit www.selwyn.govt.nz/events

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Stonebrook – a community to call home Add to the great value for your section the covenants, which are straight forward, but will create a quality environment for you to call home.

Stonebrook Rolleston From design to development the focus for Stonebrook has been on creating a community. With sections from 375m2 to 800m2 Stonebrook caters for the 1st home buyer, retiree and families. Simply put, from the cradle to the grave. With rising building costs Stonebrook’s focus on value for your dollar is a huge benefit. Under 400m2 sections from $146,500 600m2 sections from $160,000 800m2 sections from $172,500

If schooling is important to your family Rolleston’s new primary school which opens in 2016 is an easy walk from Stonebrook. Browse our website at www.stonebrook. co.nz and click on Stage 5 or 6 to view all the information or call Philip Kennard on (03) 281 7510 or 0274 320 472. The Village Yards Playground in Stonebrook Park

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Residents remain happy with services Selwyn residents continue to report a high level of satisfaction with district council services in the latest residents’ opinion survey. An independent research company interviewed 1003 residents during June for the district council’s annual survey, which provides information on residents’ satisfaction with a range of council services and activities. In this year’s survey, the proportion of residents who rated the district council’s overall performance as good or very good was 60 per cent, up from 58 per cent in 2013 when this question was last asked. Waste management services remains the highest-rated area. This includes recycling collection, which was rated good or very good by 94 per cent of residents who receive the service, up from 90 per cent last year, and rubbish collection which was rated good or very good by 93 per cent of residents who receive the service, an increase from 91 per cent last year. Other highly-rated services included organic collection (86 per cent rated good/very good), parks and reserves (83 per cent), public libraries (83 per cent), children’s playgrounds (82 per cent), sewerage and wastewater (81 per cent) and public swimming pools (81 per cent) – all of which were rated the same or higher than last year. Lower-rated services included rural roads (34 per cent), land drainage networks (36 per cent), maintaining the district’s rural character (41 per cent), making roads and footpaths safer (41 per cent), and water races (42 per cent). Overall, 18 of the 26 services surveyed this year received ratings of 50 per cent or higher, with nine rated above 75 per cent. Only eight services recorded ratings below 50 per cent. Sixteen services saw their ratings increase over last year’s levels. In the 2015 survey, for the first time, residents were asked about their views on the quality of life in Selwyn district. A large majority of residents, 90 per cent, agreed or strongly agreed that Selwyn is “a great place to live”. That result was largely consistent across all wards and in both rural and township locations. Asked what factors contributed to Selwyn being a great place to live, respondents most often mentioned the district’s good atmosphere and environment, good community spirit

and friendly people, accessibility to urban services, and good facilities and amenities. More than three-quarters of residents, 76 per cent, said they felt a sense of community with people in their neighbourhood. A similar percentage indicated they were involved in local community groups or networks, such as through work or school, sports clubs, community groups, hobby or church groups. Usage of community facilities by residents was very high, with 98 per cent of respondents indicating they had used a community facility in the past year. Parks and reserves were used at least once by 78 per cent of residents, while 67 per cent had used public libraries, 65 per cent had used community centres or halls, and 56 per cent had used public swimming pools. Selwyn Mayor Kelvin Coe says the results are an indication that the district council is managing the district’s growth effectively. “It is particularly significant that for most services residents are continuing to report consistently high levels of satisfaction over several years,” he said. “In most cases satisfaction is being maintained or increased, which suggests we are planning and providing services that are meeting the needs of our growing communities. At the same time, however, we are also taking careful note of those services where residents are looking for improvements. “It’s also encouraging to hear residents report that they enjoy living in Selwyn and appreciate the sense of community spirit and connection.” Some variation in opinions about service levels was evident between rural and urban residents. In terms of overall performance, those living in towns (65 per cent) were happier with the district council’s performance than those living rurally (51 per cent). Across the district’s four wards, residents in Selwyn Central and Springs wards rate the district council’s performance highest, at 64 per cent and 63 per cent respectively. The telephone survey of 1003 residents was carried out by Research First, and has a maximum margin of error of +/-3.1 per cent.

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Not all first aid certificates

are created equal While first aid courses must achieve prescribed New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA) standards to be certified, not all training providers deliver the same course.

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here can be big differences in first aid courses between a range of training providers. Some courses range from teaching only the basic NZQA specified content and nothing else, to providing detailed and comprehensive content designed to familiarise participants to a wide range of likely emergencies. Providers offering shortened courses or courses not meeting NZQA training requirements are now in the spotlight. NZQA and the Department of Labour have published a factsheet to outline requirements for providers, learners and employers for first aid training based on currently registered NZQA unit standards. Below are a summary of what we think you should know. Course differences Training providers can market their courses under a wide range of names such as Essential First Aid, Workplace First Aid or Comprehensive First Aid and many other eye-catching titles. The term workplace can vary from a small office to a large factory where the risks and potential injuries are just as wide. Employers should be cautious in thinking that a one-day workplace first aid course will meet their needs in industries such as construction, engineering, forestry and industrial. More advanced learning is important to meet the proper workplace assessments and meet health and safety obligations. The content of courses can also vary. Employers should check to see the first aid course is relevant to their particular industry risks. If there are risks of falling, or medium to high injury, then take careful look in the shortened courses as these subjects may not be covered. It is the responsibility of the employer to ensure that employees attend courses appropriate to their industry risks. Unit standard-based first aid training These are the minimum requirements for both the initial and refresher training. The minimum duration of first Raewyn Clegg aid training and assessment will be for Registered Teacher of training based on: Piano and Theory of • Unit standards Music. 6400, 6401 (or 26552) 29 Lancewood Drive and 6402 (or 26551), Halswell a minimum of 12 Ph 322-9377

hours’ training and assessment • Unit standards 6401 (or 26551) and 6402 (or 26552), a minimum of eight hours’ training and assessment • For refresher training, where the learner’s certificate is no older than two years and three months from date of issue, a minimum of six hours’ training and assessment. First aid training must cover the outcomes of the NZQA first aid unit standards being assessed and any additional modules identified by the employer through the workplace risk assessment process as outlined in Department of Labour guidelines. Only first aid training providers accredited by NZQA can award the credits and issue a first aid certificate. Care needs to be taken to ensure that the provider is actually registered with NZQA for this purpose. NZQA conduct regular External Evaluative Reviews on all training providers. New Zealand Red Cross is proud to hold a double Highly Confident accreditation in both Educational Performance and Capability in Self-Assessment. This means that NZ Red Cross is a Category One training provider. First aid refresher training Refresher training is required every two years to maintain the certificates. This is

a requirement and not something for the provider to decide. The requirement allows for a three-month period of grace, so the cut off period is two years and three months which should allow sufficient time to enrol onto a suitable course. The refresher training should ensure the certificate holder is current in first aid practice appropriate to their individual workplace requirements. If a certificate is not renewed for more than three calendar months from the second anniversary date of issue, it will be necessary for the certificate holder to complete full first aid training to maintain currency. For the purposes of workplace first aid emergency management, employers will need to ensure that their first aid personnel maintain competency at all times. Contact New Zealand Red Cross to discuss your training requirements or visit www.redcross.org.nz. Download our free lifesaving app as additional help to ensure that knowledge and help is always at your fingertips.

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If you’re like most busy home gardeners these days, you probably only grow a selection of the vegetables you eat. That’s why it’s important to choose carefully when it comes to which ones are worth your time and attention, and which are better bought in store. For me, spinach should definitely be on the ‘home-grown’ list. After all, it’s one of the most flexible veges I can think of, adding flavour and nutrition to almost any evening meal – from pastas and pizzas, to casseroles and quiches. And with the big supermarkets selling it for around $4 a bag (or more), it makes financial sense too. So, when is the perfect time to plant? Actually, anytime of the year. When it comes to planting, look for a spot with full sun and partial shade. You’ll also need soil that’s moist, and with a ph around 6-7 (if it’s too low, add lime). I also recommend digging in some compost or a good general fertiliser like nitrophoska blue. Plant each seedling about 20cm apart. If you’ve been following my advice recently, you’ll know to plant them in

HANDY: Plant spinach seedlings 20cm apart. between your brassicas (caulioff the leaves as you need them. flower and broccoli) as spinach The younger, outer ones will neatly fills in the gaps needed have a slightly gentler flavour for these slow-growers. compared to the more mature Want a constant supply of this inner leaves, so try experimentdinner- time staple? Plant more ing with the taste. every couple of weeks. Pick the leaves often, even if As your plants begin to you’re not eating them. This will flourish, look out for slugs and ensure the plant doesn’t become snails. overgrown with leaves and Once it’s ready to harvest, inhibit its growth. you’ll realise how handy it is I bet you’ll love saying goodto have in your own backyard. bye to the over-priced, plasticRather than buying in bulk at wrapped variety, and hello to the store, you can simply pick home-grown goodness.

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Cold weather tasks to focus on Rachel Vogan talks you through what to be doing in the garden during the lead up to spring

VEGETABLES: JUICY GREEN GOODNESS

WHILE A lot of the garden is on a goslow at present, winter and spring bulbs are coming through the ground. To allow them to dazzle you with all their glory, keep the weeds away

Just looking at fresh, juicy greens make you feel good. Options to plant now are: spinach, mizuna, bok choy, mibuna, misome and rocket. Something worth a try is miner’s lettuce (Claytonia perfoliata, also known as winter purslane). It is a little unusual looking with a nutty, peppery, almost cress-like flavour, and is a ripper in winter as it thrives in the cold. In years gone by, it was planted near the entrances to gold and coal mines where it thrived. It likes moist wet conditions best, and was often the only green the miners would get, hence its name. Harvest as soon as leaves are spoon size (continuous picking encourages an extended harvest), and use as you would spinach, watercress and other winter greens.

to reduce competition and encourage healthy, even growth. Now is the time to plant Christmas lilies. Along with oriental and Asiatic lilies, these are available as dormant

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If the shortest day whisked past you, you still have time to get it planted. Garden shops have a good supply of cloves, and in some shops you can also find plants. Buying plants is a more expensive way to go but it ticks the box when time is running out. Farmers’ markets are often a good source of organic cloves to plant. Remember to plant only the fattest cloves.

FRUIT TREES – TO SPRAY OR NOT TO SPRAY?

COVER UP

Protect young seedlings from excessive wet and cold by tucking them up under a cloche or portable tunnel house. Modifying the environment in even the smallest way will enhance a plant’s metabolism and activate its root system. Saturated soils are just as hard on plants’ roots as dry soil. Once the air pockets in the soil fill up with water, the amount of oxygen available to the plant is limited. The result is that the plant, essentially, drowns. For those who are into some DIY, make your own crop covers using old net curtains draped over wire or string. These old nets may be out of fashion, but in the garden they are a godsend for frost-sensitive crops.

Ultimately, the choice is yours; some say spraying interferes with Mother Nature whereas others swear by it. When planting newseason fruit trees, it is important to protect them as they are especially susceptible to attacks of pest and disease. Preventing these problems with timely sprays helps ensure a bumper crop. New generation products are usually organic-based and are very effective. Now the leaves are gone, apply a good coating of liquid copper to smother disease spores that can overwinter and re-infect the tree in the following season. This helps to prevent the likes of bacterial blast, leaf curl, brown rot on stone fruit, black spot on apples and verrucosis in citrus.

Love potatoes? Sprout seed potatoes now! Potatoes are a kiwi favourite and nothing beats having them available right in your backyard. They are inexpensive to grow and it really is rewarding pulling them out of your own garden. Below are the varieties available in our store, as well as a quick guide on what to do once you have purchased your seed potatoes. Varieties available at Intelligro Early Crop – Jersey Bennes Early/Main Crop - Nadine Main – Agria limited supply so get in quick! All varieties come in a 2kg pack. $11.00 each or two for $20 This fertiliser is designed to give your potato crop a boost of nutrients to help sustain growth throughout the season.

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apart in a row with the sprouts pointing upwards before gently covering with the remaining soil. • Continue to mound the soil around the potato plant as it grows to around 5 to 10 centimetres high, as this will protect the potatoes from greening and insect damage. • Side dress crop with the Potato Fertiliser every 3 to 4 weeks at a rate of 30-40 grams per square metre. Give a good water after application. • Once harvested store in a cool dark place to retain their freshness.

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SOFTENING THE FURNISHINGS

OF YOUR HOME

The trend in home décor is neutral, often monochromatic tones in carpet and walls, with tiled utility areas bringing a spacious, clean effect.

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oft furnishings lift a room, adding warmth, colour and personality. Accent can be brought in with coloured tea towels, towels, wall hangings, rugs, an occasional chair or footstool, lamps and lampshades, runners, vases, ornaments and cushions. Introducing colour through curtains is also popular yet a large investment, as the curtains are unlikely to be changed often so it is an important decision, unless affordable fabric or ready-mades are purchased.

For an ultra-chic, really modern look, blinds and no voiles is often chosen, however there are no rules. Curtains can look great in a modern house, are warmer, give a room a cosy look and soften sounds in the room, especially where there a lot of hard surfaces. Blinds are more serviceable in kitchens, bathrooms and even a study. They are easier to clean and less likely to get damaged by mould or cooking residue while also being safer. Another advantage of blinds is they

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can be tilted to control light while maintaining privacy. Types include: • Venetians • Honeycomb blinds that also provide warmth • Vertical blinds, which are not so much in vogue • Timber blinds • Roman blinds, which can be made from curtain fabric to fit a skinny window, creating uniformity • Sunscreens, chosen by many people instead of voiles • Roller blinds, which are still popular for kitchens and bathrooms The range of curtain fabrics and designs is massive. Choose fabrics that will fit a room’s purpose, such as giving a luxurious look to a lounge or children’s designs, and consider the fullness and type of lining needed for the situation such as blockout linings that darken rooms in summer, keeping sunlight so a shift-worker or child can sleep. Using blockout linings also ensures that curtain patterns are not lost when the sun

shines, preserving the look of the drape during the day, and they are warmer. They can also be purchased as detachable linings. Lastly, consider the style of curtain heading. Curtains can be hung on rods or tracks. If hung on tracks, a range of gathering methods is available, including the traditional and more affordable pencil pleats where the tape is gathered up; pinch pleats which can be single, double or triple, giving options on fullness; and inverted pleats that look attractive and may use less fabric without it looking obvious. Remember, too, that the height for attaching tracks to the wall above the window frame is generally 10 centimetres minimum, ensuring it is fixed to wood so structurally sound. To get ideas on soft furnishing, a trip around show homes is a starting point, with Generation Homes show homes in Lincoln and Halswell worth a visit and for more technical assistance, give Classic Curtains and Interiors in Rolleston or Admire Interiors a call.

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Furnishing and fittings set off a home or commercial building, so it is a good idea to invest time and money on products that enhance the premises and to seek assistance from experts who have the knowledge and skill to create an environment suitable for the needs of those living or working there.

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dmire Interiors and Admire Commercial are interior design and furnishing experts. The two arms of this business complement each other, resulting in a one-stop solution for all interior needs. Admire Interiors provides a mobile home furnishing consultation service, where highly experienced consultants assist homeowners, whether it is choosing their blinds and curtains or planning an overall interior design and colour scheme. The business also has an interior designer who will work with clients to devise a concept plan, visiting them on-site and organising production and final installation, leading to the best choice of products, colours and textures for the customers’ tastes and needs. Admire’s consultants Trish and Erica, who have many years in this highly technical area, are also available to visit customers in their homes to advise on soft furnishing options. Along with other Admire staff, they live locally so it is not

surprising that Admire Interior vans are regularly seen calling on people in the Selwyn area. Admire Interiors and Admire Commercials comprise an owner-operated business, which handles everything from organising blind and curtain production through to installation. They respond quickly to enquiries, offering speedy production, delivery and installation, supported by their solid supplier and installer relationships throughout New Zealand. “We are highly competitive, so an affordable choice,” advises Tony McIntyre. “We’ll be there within the week to quote and offer an efficient turnaround time on production and delivery.” The Admire Commercials arm of the business specialises in refurbishments and fit-outs for commercial premises, including offices and retail outlets. They supply blinds

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he store recently celebrated its third birthday and it is more interesting than ever. Their amazing display of merchandise is colour grouped to help customers find that something to suit a particular décor or taste. Products on display include homeware, flowers, knick-knacks, ornaments, stuffed toys, hand creams, art, jewellery boxes, 21st birthday gifts and keys, and even a footstool. They also have an increasing range of gifts for men such as music paraphernalia, wall art and a Route 66 clock. While their lavender products, like the Scully range with the great moisturising cream, are very popular. There is a good selection of items priced below $10, suitable as a thank you or cheer up gift. For the home, many interesting pieces can be found in store that will introduce a splash of colour from stunning vases and urns, brilliantly coloured silk flowers to wall art, as well as kitchen items like the wide range of wooden chopping boards. This shop is packed with so many goodies that it is worth popping into regularly and a great place to visit on a girls’ shopping day

out, though to do it justice one needs time to linger. “Lots of customers come in just to check out what’s new, and if a person is looking for something in particular or wants an item in a different colour, we’ll do our best to get it in,” says Robyn, owner of Rolleston Florist & Gifts who also keeps customers up-to-date on their Facebook page. While gifts fill Rolleston Florist & Gifts’ shelves, their core business is flowers and weddings are a significant part of that. “We like to work with clients and guide them with their choice of flowers so they meet their budget, advises Robyn. “With a little imagination, our customers can end up with beautiful wedding floral displays without it being a huge cost.” Rolleston Florist & Gifts is located at shop 15 in Rolleston Square near The Warehouse. Their opening hours are weekdays, 9am to 5pm, and Saturdays, 9am to 2pm. Orders can be telephoned through on 03 347 1068 with free delivery in the Rolleston area and a small charge for deliveries further out. They will also organise flowers through Teleflora to anywhere in the world.

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hoosing an architectural designer who listens helps ensure that the ultimate design will meet your requirements. Mark Crabbe operates MCAD Architectural Design Limited, a design company that covers the spectrum of design from small transportable buildings through to million dollar residential dwellings and commercial buildings.

Mark began MCAD Architectural Design Limited in 2006 and worked in the building industry before that. His broad base of experience makes him a competent designer, whether a single storey dwelling or more complex building on any building site anywhere in New Zealand. and local building conditions. He also Mark is a born and bred Selwynite works with and can recommend many who grew up in Prebbleton and now lives local builders. near Rolleston. He understands the area First and foremost for Mark is meeting with and listening to his clients. After an hour’s initial consultation, he usually has a full appreciation of what a client wants, something Julian Stone can vouch for. Julian went to Mark with a list of complex ideas related to his family’s lifestyle. “I work from home and we love the ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN LTD landscape,” says Julian. “As lifestylers with a small family, we wanted open plan living but with a separated quiet workspace that overlooked the family area. I wanted to see the children playing while I worked. We also wanted to future-proof our home with eco add-ons so we could eventually live off the

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AN INTELLIGENT WAY TO MANAGE THE GARDEN With spring not far away, it is a good idea to clean up the garden, adding a little compost to help plants knocked by the frosts and prepare the ground for your new plants.

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supplies nourishment to your vegetables, leading to better crop yield. If you are carrying out a bit of landscaping or construction around the house, then Intelligro is in a handy spot to pick up supplies such as their builders’ mix and crusher dust, especially useful if you run out of materials halfway through the job. Remember too that their AP40 packs down really hard, so is the ideal base for paths and driveways. Intelligro also sells stones, chips, pebbles, soil as well as specialist products, such as bio-filter and structural soil mix used by the commercial sector. Their laboratory technician will oversee the manufacture of structural soil or bio-filter mixes to an architect or engineer’s required specifications. With such a wide range of supplies available at Intelligro, it is worth popping in just to have a look and if landscaping or carrying out some serious gardening work is on the agenda, then

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Powerful VW Passat pleases With road user charges and rising fuel prices, the odds may be stacked against the diesel engine buyer; however, there are still plenty of other rewards. In the case of Volkswagen’s new Passat, the range-topping R-Line 2-litre diesel is a stunning piece of machinery. Not only does it give you massive power outputs of 175kW and 500Nm, you can also expect a combined cycle fuel usage average of just 5.3-litres per 100km (53mpg). When I finished evaluating the Passat the trip computer was sitting at 6.6l/100km (43mpg), and was showing a 4.4l/100km (65mpg) figure cruising at a steady 100km/h (engine speed 1600rpm). These are incredible figures for what would be deemed to be a mainstream sedan (or estate), especially under test conditions. Not forgetting, as well, that those power outputs and strong midrange torque (1750rpm-2500rpm) give you a driving experience which definitely sits in the performance car sector. The turbocharged four-cylinder engine is strong enough to propel the Passat to 100km/h in 6.1sec and, if laws allowed, it would reach a top speed of 240km/h. If you analyse all of the above you can guarantee the Passat in this form will always please, it covers the bases in terms of per-

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Fast friendly professional service, Selwyn area, ph 021 364 664

BRICK & BLOCKLAYER Cody Rahui New homes Repair work Foundations Retaining walls Fence/letterbox Alterations CALL us tOdAY Quality assured Ph 027 824 3384 excelbricknblock@ hotmail.co.nz

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Have a team of fully qualified tradesman at your disposal. No job is too big or too small. Experienced in EQC - Opt Out and Insurance work. Experienced in ALL aspects of painting and wallpapering both new and old residential homes. “So forget the rest and get the best” Call Annette 344 5421 & Tony 0274 345 739 today ANDREWS TREE CARE Services, tree removal, trimming, stump grinding, shelterbelt clean up, section clearing, rubbish removals, excavation work, ph 027 728 5688 CARPENTER HANDYMAN - Small Job Specialists, Carpentry, Repairs, Decking & Maintenance, 40 years experience, no job too small, Ph Warren 03 3221103 or 027 697-8541 CHIMNEY CLEANING Clean Sweep Canterbury Ltd, Professional, Guaranteed Service, (formerly Abel & Prestige Chimney Cleaning Ltd), Ph 0800 SWEEPER 0800 793 3737

CONCRETE CUTTING Affordable Concrete Cutting with Quality, and removal work. Free quote. No job to small. Phone 027 442-2219, Fax 359-6052 a/h 359- 4605 ELECTRICIANS Call the team at Turned On - plugs, rewire specialists, lighting, LED lighting, downlight repairs, switchboards. No hot water? 7 day callout service. Free quotes and ideas from the friendly guys at Turned On. If you’re over 90 yrs we’ll change your light bulbs for free. Call Murray 022 6177 275 FENCE PAINTING Staining Quality at a reasonable price. Free quotes. Phone Warren today on 980-1676 or 027 2014713 FENCING SUMMERFIELD Fencing Ltd - Lifestyle or farm, Sheep, Cattle, Horse, All types of animals, Fences, Yards, Sheds, Arenas, Shelters, Runs, 31 years contract fencing, Steve is available to help with your design and planning, Ph 03 312-4747.

Bellamy’s Furniture Furniture made to order and restoration by tradesman with 35yrs experience. PH Stephen 021 073 2624

Professional, Affordable Interior/Exterior Residential/Commercial Fletchers Accredited EQC Opt Out Free Quotes Prompt Service Ph. Brendon 021 629055 prestigepainting@xtra.co.nz

PAINTER Top quality work, interior/ exterior, pensioners discount, free quotes, 30 years experience, I stand by Canterbury, ph Wayne your friendly painter 03 385-4348 or 027 274-3541 PLASTERING SELWYN PLASTERING Stopping Interior Plastering, alterations & renovations, free quotes, On Board Ltd ph Bruce 027 577-8007

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CANTERBURY’S BEST 4X4 David Leckie CANTERBURY’S Motor Company Ltd AND COMMERCIAL SECTION FINEST 4X4’S Licenced Motor Vehicle Dealer

2007 HOLDEN COMMODORE Vz S PAC UTE Last of the popular vz 3.6 V6, auto, leather seats, tuff deck, tonneau cover, towbar, low kms, fact alloys etc.

$17,999

2.9 diesel auto, 4 wD, heated leather seats, Bluetooth, fact alloys, towbar etc. Just 1 owner with full service history.

SEL 2011 DIE 4X4

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$29,999 2006 FORD TERRITORY GHIA Luxury 7 seater with awesome performance, leather seats, fact alloys and towbar.

Luxury sedan, nice genuine example, parking sensors, Bluetooth, etc. Just 98000kms.

3.8V6 auto, fact alloys and alloy sports bar with tonneau cover and towbar.

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1 owner, 3.5 V6 tiptronic, auto, 7 seater, full leather with heated front seats multi airbags, reverse camera, Bluetooth, fact towbar, a very nice example.

2008 FORD FALCON FG G6

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2009 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER AwD LIMITED Nz NEw

jEEP CHEROKEE LTD 2011

fG f6 LUXURY SEDAN

$14,999

TURBO GHIA

$17,999

2003 RANGE ROVER HSE

2006 TOYOTA RAV 4 5 DOOR

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$25,999 2004 MITSUbISHI PAjERO SUPER EXCEED 3.8 V6 tiptronic, auto, full leather, 7 seater, cruise control, running boards, roof rails and rear spoiler, alloy, replacement bull bar, full service history.

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6.0 V8 tiptronic auto, leather seats, very nice genuine example, travelled 69,000kms by last fastidious owner, hard lid tuff deck and towbar, inspection a must!

$27,999

NZ NEW DIESEL

NZ new, 2.5 intercooled turbo diesel, 5 spd p/s, air cond, smart, alloy wheels, tuff deck and hard lid always popular.

$13,999

2002 NISSAN NAVARA 4X4 FLATDECK

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2006 bMw X3

2.5 Si, auto, 8 x airbags, ABS, fact alloys, the best we have seen being 1 owner and just 44,000kms!! European precision.

NZ new, 3.0 intercooled turbo diesel, 5 speed, p/s, alloys, dropside flatdeck, very tidy order, has been used as a car by last owner.

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$26,999 2004 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER PRADO VX

2011 LANDROVER DEFENDER FLATDECK

2003 jEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LIMITED NZ new, intercooled turbo diesel, auto, heated leather seats, factory alloys, good genuine example with good kms.

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$31,999

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$15,999 2005 MAzDA bOUNTY DX 2wD DOUbLECAb

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$15,999 Sporty SuV m spec wheels, steering wheel, body kit, etc, low kms choice of 3 all serviced and ready to go on road costs and towbar included.

LOW KM RAV 4

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2.4 Diesel 5 speed p/s aircond NZ new 1 owner very tidy order.

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NZ new, 3.0 intercooled turbo diesel auto, 8 seater, 8 airbags, ABS, roof rails, running boards, fact alloys, towbar, higher kms but a nice example.

$21,999 $17,999 $43,999 ALL TRADES WELCOME • 12, 24 OR 36 MONTHS AUTOSURE WARRANTIES AVAILABLE

247 Main South Rd, Wigram Ph: 03 982 9559 View online: www.leckiemotorco.co.nz A/H: Chris Evans 021 665 928 or David 027 488 8928

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Private Country Haven You will be impressed by this superbly presented property set on 3.35ha of prime Broadfield land providing the ultimate private rural retreat. Featuring 4 double bedrooms, open plan kitchen/dining opening onto sunny north facing patio, 2 spacious living areas, 2 bathrooms plus ensuite off master bedroom. Dual heating sources via logburner and heatpump. Internal access double garage. Large 4 bay shed fully lockable with power connected. This property sure does tick all the boxes, inspection will not disappoint. FINAL NOTICE - Deadline Sale: Offers over $979,000 considered on or before 3pm 20th August 2015.

Offers over $979,000

Gareth Cox Contact: Mobile: 021 250 9714

Email: gareth@propertybrokers.co.nz

Address: 3/722 Waterholes Road, Broadfield

M-A MATSON & ALLAN REAL ESTATE LIMITED

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We would be delighted to discuss the best way to sell your property and offer you a FREE appraisal. Don’t delay, call now and find out what we have to offer.

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109 Pages road, Ashburton

42 Flinders road, Heathcote valley

Built in 2014, this solidly constructed home of generous proportions offers exciting prospects for growing families. The open plan living area is the central hub of the home for family activity with the contemporary kitchen making a truly stylish statement. Even the biggest of families are well accommodated with four double bedrooms all benefiting from built-in wardrobes, with the master bedroom enjoying an elegant ensuite. A dedicated laundry enhances practicality while an additional formal lounge and study ensure there is a space of every age and stage. Demand is always high for properties of this calibre and your earliest inspection is recommended. Contact Mike or Stephen for further information. www.mikepero.com/RX373971

Beautifully presented and brilliantly located, this three bedroom brick beauty is sure to impress. The open plan living area is a brilliant space that could cater to any occasion with the kitchen flowing through to the dining area and onto a generous lounge. Accommodation is provided by 3 bedrooms, all of which have in-built wardrobes, and is complimented by a family bathroom. The garden boasts numerous features including an irrigation system and glasshouse while perimeter plantings create a truly restful setting. This delightful home is sure to attract considerable interest, and your earliest inspection is recommended. Contact Fay for further information. www.mikepero.com/RX444612

Sale by Auction 26th August

Mike Goatley 027 249 5561

Cheryl Hunt 027 430 3906

Stephen Ferguson 021 224 2000

Fay Merry 021 182 1502

Perched upon 650m2 in Heathcote and enjoying calming views of the surrounds, this charming, weatherboard home presents a brilliant opportunity for growing families to purchase in this popular location. The well-proportioned kitchen benefits from an abundance of storage and leads through to a formal dining area that can cater to any number of occasions. A separate living area is a fabulous space for entertaining and comprises of a lounge and sunroom. There are 3 double bedrooms on offer, one of which has access to an ensuite. Additional features of the property include a study space that peels off from the dining area and a separate laundry which enhances practicality. Contact Mike for further information. www.mikepero.com/RX404617

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Sarah Booth Licensee Salesperson Business Owner 027 527 8258

Brendan ‘Big Red’ Shefford Licensee Agent Business Owner 027 224 4733

Emma George Licensee Salesperson Business Owner 027 555 0568

Rolleston 18 Sheridan Drive

This extensive residence of 423m2 offers 2 huge bedrooms in one wing, 3 huge bedrooms in the other wing, an impressive well appointed kitchen with 90cms oven, granite bench tops & informal dining area, formal dining room, 2 large separate lounges, 2 very spacious bathrooms & 3 toilets. It is hard to know where to start when mentioning all the features, but here goes.... diesel radiators throughout the home, heat pump, under tile heating in the kitchen & bathrooms, solar hot water, tiled showers, automatic irrigation, central vacuum system, water filter system, 3 car garaging with drive through, 2.7 high stud ceilings in living rooms, drop down ironing board in laundry and set on a 1636m2 section in the prestigious Kajens Country Estate.

West Melton 600 Sandy Knolls Road

For Sale

Negotiations over $899,000 View Sunday 12.00pm - 12.30pm rwrolleston.co.nz ID# RLL22077 Sarah Booth 027 527 8258 ‘Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733

Rolleston 48B Lewis Crescent

Beautifully finished, this home offers four good sized bedrooms including the master with a WIR and fabulous ensuite showcasing a tiled shower. The light bright kitchen with soft closing drawers and plenty of bench space overlooks the open plan dining/living area. You will enjoy the great flow to the outdoors offered by sliders from both the living area and separate lounge, making entertaining a breeze. The 692m2 section has the lawn laid and is ready for you to add your own touch, so call now to arrange your viewing of this appealing property.

Set in sought after West Melton, but also very handy to all of Rolleston’s amenities, here you can enjoy the fun, privacy & space that lifestyle block living offers, yet be close to local facilities. With established shelter, fenced paddocks and numerous outbuildings, your farm is set up and ready to enjoy. The home itself will accommodate your family with ease and comprises a modernised kitchen with large 90cms oven, open plan living with log burner, a separate lounge that opens out on to a raised deck, 4 bedrooms, a family bathroom, shower room, 2 toilets & a laundry.....WOW! Your boys’ toys, work vehicles, animals and ‘must keep’ items can all be housed in the double garage, sheds, studio and extensive off street parking.

For Sale

Negotiations over $849,000 View Sunday 12.15pm - 12.45pm rwrolleston.co.nz ID# RLL22052 ‘Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733 Sarah Booth 027 527 8258

Templeton 23 Kissel Street

Sale Negotiations over $539,000 View Sunday 1.45pm - 2.15pm wrolleston.co.nz ID# RLL22071 Amanda Cherry 027 340 6955 Brendan ‘Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733

If you’re looking for something to get you started in the property market, then this is something to call your own. This delightful little bungalow in Templeton has had extensive renovations done and comprises a modern kitchen which flows to the lounge and dining room, one bathroom, separate toilet, separate laundry/storage & 2 bedrooms. There is also little room out the back with power which could be an office or storage room. Close to public transport and the ever popular Templeton primary school at the end of the street. Sale Negotiations over $329,000 View By Appointment rwrolleston.co.nz ID# RLL22013 Lindsay Zanker 027 230 0205 Brendan ‘Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733

Rolleston 20 Shelley Street

Rolleston 6 Malory Way

IPerfect for a growing family or dual family situation, the 170m2 home offers flexible accommodation options having 2 double bedrooms & a bathroom downstairs together with 2 further bedrooms, a bathroom & living room upstairs. The modernised kitchen, with its walk in pantry, opens to a spacious living & dining area that has a log burner on wetback. The living room extends out to a verandah & enclosed garden, perfect for kids & pets. There is also a shed with power, good off street parking & space to erect a garage. Sale $449,000 View By Appointment rwrolleston.co.nz ID# RLL21999 Sarah Booth 027 527 8258 Brendan ‘Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733

Rolleston 5 Melville Crescent

Looking for 3 car garaging? Large sunny reception rooms? Then you need to put this lovely 4 bedroom family home, located in the much sought after Parkview subdivision, at the top of your must see list. The large entranceway leads you into the 2 interconnecting living areas, where the open plan kitchen/living/dining area, has easy access out to the patio. There is a sumptuous master suite with walk in robe & ensuite plus three further great size bedrooms & a family bathroom. Positioned on a fantastic 910sqm section to take full advantage of the sun. Sale Negotiations over $629,000 View Sunday 3.30pm - 4.00pm rwrolleston.co.nz ID# RLL22081 Dwayne Bloomfield 021 163 9874 Emma George 027 555 0568

Ray White Rolleston - Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd Licensed (REAA 2008) MREINZ

Ph: 03 347 9988

Leesa Barrie Licensee Salesperson 027 947 1200

Leisa Webster Licensee Salesperson 027 722 5537

www.rwrolleston.co.nz

This home is perfectly positioned on the 612m2 section to capture all day sunshine. Both the living room and lounge open out to the sheltered outdoor patio area. The pristine kitchen offers a 90cm freestanding oven, walk in pantry & plenty of bench space. All four bedrooms are spacious, including the master which offers stunning sheer curtains for privacy during the day, a good size WIR & ensuite. Other features include a separate laundry, walk in linen room, LED & sensor lighting, heat pump and a double internal access garage with attic storage. Sale Negotiations over $559,000 View Sunday 12.45pm - 1.15pm rwrolleston.co.nz ID# RLL220157 Amanda Cherry 027 340 6955 Brendan ‘Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733

Rolleston 14 Peel Close

Situated perfectly to capture the sun on a beautifully established 864sqm section, this 4 bedroom home offers an open plan functional kitchen with plenty of storage and bench space, whilst overlooking the sunny living/dining area. A separate living room boasts a pellet fire for those cosy evenings in, with the added bonus of double glazing, DVS and a heat transfer system. The master bedroom includes a walk in robe and that all important ensuite. One of the special features of this property has to be the large, private garden with fabulous outdoor entertaining area including 2 timber decks. Sale Negotiations over $499,000 View Sunday 1.00pm - 1.30pm rwrolleston.co.nz ID# RLL21990 Leisa Webster 027 722 5537


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Amanda Cherry Licensee Salesperson 027 340 6955

Dwayne Bloomfield Licensee Salesperson 021 163 9874

Tai Tapu 40 Michaels Road

This charming two storey property offering uninterrupted views to the surrounding hills has been a much loved family home. An open plan living area wraps around the heart of the home creating a homely feel and with a heat pump, European double glazing and log fire you will be cosy or cool no matter what the season. A large master bedroom boasts an outstanding outlook to wake up to, an ensuite and walk in robe. There are three further good sized bed- For Sale rooms serviced by a family bathroom and separate shower room so Negotiations over $575,000 the busy family are well taken care of. There is a studio room with View Sunday 11.30am - 12.00pm it’s own access which is ideal for those working from home or as a rwrolleston.co.nz ID# RLL22072 games room. Outside in the mature garden there is a sunny deck, Dwayne Bloomfield 021 163 9874 Emma George 027 555 0568 vegetable patch and a separate single garage for extra storage.

Melissa Warrington Licensee Salesperson 027 279 4362

Lindsay Zanker Licensee Salesperson 027 230 0205

Maureen Crowley Licensee Salesperson 021 153 7167

Rolleston 44 Rossall Crescent

This distinctive home built by Artisan Homes is truly a masterpiece in design. With a crisp neutral decor throughout, its ultra trendy look, high angled ceilings, up to the minute wiring, solar ready hot water cylinder, feature lighting, heat pump, HRV system & undertile heating, here you are certainly guaranteed the latest in modern living trends. The 4 bedrooms are all generous doubles with the master bedroom boasting a long walk through robe & double sized shower in the ensuite. There is also a handy office just off the main entrance, for those who wish to work from home. The indoor/ outdoor flow is fabulous, with plenty of ranch sliders providing easy access out to the extensive patio from both living rooms & 3 of the bedrooms.

Rolleston 7 Wordsworth Street

This brand new 3 bedroom home is ready and waiting for a new owner to call it home. Offering three good sized bedrooms, including the master with a WIR & ensuite, your accommodation needs are well met. The stylish kitchen overlooks a spacious open plan living area which has access to a patio, ideally situated for those upcoming BBQ’s. To complete the package there is a heat pump for year round comfort, double internal access garaging and a fully fenced 559sqm section.

For Sale

$629,000 View Sunday 3.00pm - 3.30pm rwrolleston.co.nz ID# RLL22060

Sarah Booth 027 527 8258 ‘Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733

Rolleston 39 Stonebrook Drive

Sale $520,000 View Sunday 3.45pm - 4.15pm rwrolleston.co.nz ID# RLL22017 Amanda Cherry 027 340 6955 Brendan ‘Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733

The kitchen in this beautiful 4 bedroom home is fresh, modern & has an expansive stone bench top & generous walk in pantry. For everyday life with your family, the two living areas are well proportioned & open out to the lovely deck which overlooks the established 698sqm section, where mature plantings provide privacy & seclusion. To keep you comfortable all year round, there is a stunning gas fireplace & heat pump, as well as 2 panel heaters, double glazing & a great aspect for natural warmth from the sun. Sale Negotiations over $539,000 View By Appointment rwrolleston.co.nz ID# RLL22074 Brendan ‘Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733 Sarah Booth 027 527 8258

Rolleston 40 Lewis Crescent

Rolleston 99 Tennyson Street

Perfectly positioned on the 741m2 section, this brand new 222m2 home enjoys plenty of natural light & warmth. The crisp, white kitchen has quality appliances which include a side by side double oven & gas hob and it also features a walk in pantry & an adjacent study nook. Both the open plan living area & separate lounge have ranch sliders that extend out on to a large patio. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a separate laundry, great storage & ever popular triple car garaging, complete this picture. Sale Negotiations over $575,000 View Sunday 1.00pm - 1.30pm rwrolleston.co.nz ID# RLL22084 Amanda Cherry 027 340 6955 Brendan ‘Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733

Rolleston 22 Navy Loop

Situated in the ever-growing Levi Park subdivision, this stunning brick & cedar home is a generous 238sqm. Perfectly set up, the floor plan comprises of 3 zones. The spacious living areas are in 1, the master bedroom, study & store room (could be set up as a 5th bedroom) in another, & the remaining 3 bedrooms with bathroom & WC in the third. Set on a 687sqm section, the home also benefits from an alarm, separate laundry & will be finished outside with fences, mailbox, clothesline, grass & basic landscaping out the front. Sale Negotiations over $579,000 View Sunday 12.00pm - 12.30pm rwrolleston.co.nz ID# RLL22058 Leesa Barrie 027 947 1200 Brendan ‘Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733

Ray White Rolleston - Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd Licensed (REAA 2008) MREINZ

Ph: 03 347 9988

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The impressive open plan living flows out to an extremely practical, yet inviting enclosed outside living area & deck. Double glazing, a heat pump & pellet fire makes this home a delight to live in. The up to date newly installed kitchen has quality fittings & plenty of counter space. There are 3 generously proportioned bedrooms, including the large master suite. Both the family bathroom & ensuite have been recently upgraded & boast a beautiful tiled finish. There is also 2 car garaging & onsite parking plus gated access to the 760m2 mature grounds. Sale Negotiations over $515,000 View Sunday 2.00pm - 2.30pm rwrolleston.co.nz ID# RLL22061 Maureen Crowley 021 153 7167 Sarah Booth 027 527 8258

West Melton 4 Coutts Lane

With the sought after feature of drive thru triple car garaging plus a section size so often desired, this large 281m2 home will more than meet your needs. Add to this, an ‘up to the minute’ kitchen with scullery & 90cm hobs, tiled showers in both bathrooms, spacious open plan living extending out to a covered patio, a large formal lounge, attic storage, a walk in linen room, 3 toilets, a separate laundry, log burner & 2 heat pumps and you have, without doubt, the winning all round formula for top quality family living. Sale $769,000 View Saturday 12.00pm - 12.30pm rwrolleston.co.nz ID# RLL21993 Sarah Booth 027 527 8258 Brendan ‘Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733


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SOLAR POWER SAVES YOU MONEY

Installing a solar system in your home or office will dramatically reduce your power bills for the next 25 to 30 years.

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urrently, most people who have installed a solar system are gaining a reasonable return on their investment with savings in the vicinity of 50 per cent on their power accounts. People who spend more time in the home during the day like young families, retirees and shift workers have the potential to make even greater savings. The idea of going solar is to self-consume as much generated energy as possible, eliminating the need to purchase from an energy retailer. Additional to this is the bonus of being able to ‘sell’ any surplus energy back to the power company. As energy prices continue to rise and solar panel solutions improve and become more economical, many people are recognising the

HOW DO SOLAR PANELS WORK?

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ue to New Zealand’s landscape and climate, the country experiences more than 2000 sunshine hours each year, making solar power generaltion ideal. Solar power is energy harnessed from the sun and turned into useable energy for the home or office. It is generated by way of roof-mounted photovoltaic panels (PV). The solar panels are installed on north-facing roofs or those with an element of north, and the brighter the day, the more electricity will be generated. Photovoltaic is the method used to convert solar energy into direct current electricity using semi-conducting materials that exhibit the photovoltaic effect, a phenomenon commonly studied in physics, photochemistry and electrochemistry.

benefits in having solar energy in their home. Installing solar panels can: • Dramatically decrease monthly power bills; • Increase the value of a property due to rising popularity of solar energy; • Provide independence from power companies; and • Means a household is able to decrease its carbon footprint Currently, it takes seven to 10 years for electricity savings to earn back upfront costs. If home appliances are energy efficient and usage habits are slightly adjusted, gaining a return on investment will be quicker with the result that energy generated is effectively free. However, when selecting a solar system, choose an installer who will provide a quality product.

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LINCOLN 15 Kidson Lane, Thurs 20thAug, 2.30pm -3.15pm 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 2 gge, 934m2 NPM Shona 027 229 3657 www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1323 Harcourts Rolleston COALGATE 4 James Street, Sat 22nd Aug, 3.15pm – 3.45pm This charming bungalow set on 1254sqm of land has plenty to offer, 2 bed & double garaging Offers over $285,000 Mike Goatley, Mike Pero Real Estate, ph 027 249 5561 LINCOLN 31 Russ Drive, Sat 22 Aug, 3pm -3.30pm 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 liv, 2 gge, 750m2 section Price by negotiation www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1321 Harcourts Rolleston – Richard 027 777 8080

ASHBURTON 109 Pages Road, Sun 23rd Aug, 1.30pm – 2pm Beautifully presented and brilliantly located, this three bedroom brick beauty is sure to impress. Offers over $355,000 Fay Merry ph 021 182 1502 Mike Pero Real Estate DUNSANDEL 6 Highfield Ave, Sun 23rd Aug, 4pm– 4.30pm Instantly appealing and highly desirable, this delightful 4 bdrm villa is sure to impress By Negotiation Mike Goatley ph 027 249 5561 Mike Pero Real Estate HALSWELL 23 Westlake Drive, Sun 23rdAug 12.30pm - 1pm 4 Bed, 3 bthrm, 3 Toilets, 2 car, 647m2 Section N/O $590,000 Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22021. KIRWEE 10 Adelaide Street, Sun 23rd Aug, 11am – 11.30am 2 Bed, 1 Bthrm, Log Burner, 1649m2 Section N/O $349,000 Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22022 LEESTON Clausen Avenue Millbridge. Sun 23rd Aug 1.pm - 1.45pm Stunning new 2 and 3 bedroom units in Millbridge Green. From $395,000. Cameron McRea M 027 7696 696 www.marealestate.co.nz /608, Matson & Allan Real Estate Ltd LEESTON 43 Manse Road, Sun 23rd Aug, 2pm – 2.30pm Stunning award winning home on beautifully landscaped 1020m2 section. $559,000. Stephan Knowler M 027 2299522 www.marealestate.co.nz/697. Matson & Allan Real Estate Ltd. LEESTON 34 Pennington St, Sun 23rd August, 2.30 – 3.00pm Awesome value. Tidy 3 bdrm home with great gging and wkshop on 644m2. Neg over $379,000, Cameron McRae M 027 7696 696, www.marealestate.co.nz /763, Matson & Allan Real Estate Ltd LEESTON 47 Pennington Street, Sun 23rd Aug, 3pm – 3.30pm Solid 5 bedroom home, 2 living etc. Opportunity to add value. 1072m2 section. $439,000. Stephan Knowler M 027 2299522. www.marealestate.co.nz /743. Matson & Allan Real Estate Ltd LEESTON 4/19 Leeston & Lake Road, Sun 23rd Aug, 3pm – 3.30pm Comfort & ease of living are key elements to this attractive, two bdrm unit in the heart of Leeston. Sale by Deadline 8th September 5pm (unless sold prior) Fay Merry, 021 182 1502, Mike Pero Real Estate LINCOLN 15 Kidson Lane, Sun 23rdAug. 2.30pm -3.15pm 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 2 gge, 934m2 Price by Negotiation www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1323 Harcourts Rolleston – Shona 027 229 3657 LINCOLN 26 Te Waikare Street, Sun 23rd Aug, 2.15pm –2.45pm This home exudes quality with 4 bdrms, 2 bthrms By Negotiation , Mike Pero Real Estate, Mike Goatley ph 027 249 5561 , Stephen Ferguson 021 224 2000 LINCOLN 31 Russ Drive, Sun 23 Aug, 3pm -3.45pm 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 liv, 2 gge, 750m2 section Price by negotiation www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1321 Harcourts Rolleston – Richard 027 777 8080 ROLLESTON 1 Quartz Drive, Sun 23 Aug. 10.45-11.15am 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 liv, 2 gge, 774m2 section Price by negotiation www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1334 Harcourts Rolleston – Richard 027 777 8080 ROLLESTON 10 Jasper Court, Sun 23rd Aug, 11am – 11.30am 3 Bed, 2 Bthrms, 2 Car, 149m2 on 375m2 Section N/O $459,000 Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/ RLL22053 ROLLESTON 3 Rhyolite Court, Sun 23rd Aug 11am – 1.30pm 4 Bed, 2 Bthrms, 2 Car, 213m2 on 721m2 Section N/O 535,000 Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL21989 ROLLESTON 12 William Street, Sun 23rd Aug, 11am – 11.30am 4 Car, 3 Bed,1 Bthrm, New Kitchen, 1002m2 Land N/O $474,000 Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22051 ROLLESTON 14 Ruby Drive, Sun 23rd Aug 11.30am -12.30pm 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 3 gge, 738m2 Price by Negotiation www.harcourts.co.nz ID#1296 Harcourts Rolleston, Richard 027 777 8080

ROLLESTON 14 Ruby Drive, Sat 22nd Aug 1pm -1.45pm 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 3 gge, 738m2 Price by Negotiation Richard 027 777 8080 Harcourts Rolleston, www.harcourts.co.nz ID#1296 ROLLESTON 1 Quartz Drive, Sat 22 Aug. 2pm -2.30pm 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 liv, 2 gge, 774m2 section Price by negotiation Richard 027 777 8080 Harcourts Rolleston – www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1334 WEST MELTON 60 Jacks Drive, Sat 22nd Aug, 11am -11.30am 4 bed, 2 bthrms, 2 Car, 2317m2 section N/O $749,000 Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL21962.

WEST MELTON 4 Coutts Lane, Sat 22nd Aug, 12pm – 12.30pm 4 Bed, 2bthrms, 3 car, 281m2 on 1208m2 Section $769,000 Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL21993 WEST MELTON 89 Rossington Drive, Sat 22nd Aug, 1.15pm – 1.45pm 4 Bed, 2 Bthrms, 2 Car, 240m2 on 1858m2 Section N/O $759,000 Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22085 LINCOLN 15 Kidson Lane, Sat 22ndAug. 2.30pm -3.15pm 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 2 gge, 934m2 Price by Negotiation www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1323 Harcourts Rolleston, Shona 027 229 3657

ROLLESTON 13 William Street, Sun 23rd Aug, 11.45am – 12.15pm 3 bed, 2 bthrms, 2 car, 1011m2 section, Studio N/O $459,000 Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22045 ROLLESTON 22 Navy Loop, Sun 23rdAug, 12.pm – 12.30pm 4Bed, 2 bthrms, 2 car, 238m2 on 687m2 Section N/O $579,000 Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22058. ROLLESTON 18 Sheridan Drive, Sun 23rdAug, 12pm – 12.30pm. 5 Bed, 2 Bthrms, 3 Car, 423m2 on 1636m2 Section N/O $899,000 Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22077 ROLLESTON 36 Blue Jean Ave, Sun 23rdAug, 12pm – 12.30pm 4 Bed, 2 Bthrms, 2 Car, 215m2 on 667m2 Section $569,000 Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22042 ROLLESTON 13 Stern Crescent, Sun 23rd Aug, 12.45am – 1.15pm 4 bed, 2 bthrm, 2 car, 604m2 Section New N/O $579,000 Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL21933 ROLLESTON 6 Malory Way, Sun 23rdAug, 12.45pm – 1.15pm 4 Bed, 2 Bthrms, 2 Car, 612m2 Section N/O 559,000 Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22057 ROLLESTON 49 Navy Loop, Levi Park. Sun 23rd Aug, 1.30pm – 2pm Brand new quality 3 bedroom home. Great aspect. Loads of extras $565,000 Stephan Knowler M 027 2299522 www.marealestate.co.nz/760, Matson & Allan Real Estate Ltd ROLLESTON 56 Lewis Crescent Sun 23rdAug 1pm – 1.30pm Brand new sunny 4 bed home , Master Build Guarantee & beautifully landscaped Sale by Deadline 26th August 5pm (unless sold prior) Cheryl Hunt, Mike Pero Real Estate ph 027 430 3906 ROLLESTON 14 Peel Close, Sun 23rd Aug, 1pm – 1.30pm 4 Bed, 2 Bthrm, 2 Car, 864m2 Section N/O $499,000 Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL21990 ROLLESTON 40 Lewis Crescent, Sun 23rd Aug , 1pm – 1.30pm 4 Bed, 2 Bthrm, 3 Car, 222m2 on 741m2 Section N/O $575,000 Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22084. ROLLESTON 4 Bradbury Avenue, Sun 23rdAug,, 1pm – 1.30pm 4 Bed, 2 Bthrms, 2 Car, 698m2 Section N/O $569.000 Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22005. ROLLESTON 9 Cameron Crescent, Sun 23 Aug. 1pm -1.45pm 5 bdrm, 2 bthrm2 liv, 3 gge, 1222m2 section Price by negotiation www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1333 Harcourts Rolleston – Richard 027 777 8080 ROLLESTON 5B Moore Street, Sun 23rd August 1pm -1.30pm 3 Brdm home on two separate titles. Neg over $490,000 Chris Flanagan M 0274 334 657, www.marealestate.co.nz/764, Matson & Allan Real Estate Ltd ROLLESTON 47 Navy Loop Levi Park Sun 23rd August 1.30pm – 2pm Brand new quality home. Lots of living space. Turnkey package. $569,000 Stephan Knowler M 027 2299522 www.marealestate.co.nz/765, Matson & Allan Real Estate Ltd ROLLESTON 11 Kinglear Drive, Sun 23rd Aug, 1.30pm – 2pm 4 bed, 2 bthrms, Granny Flat, 2 car, 750m2 Section N/O $659,000 Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22026 ROLLESTON 7 Bavaria Drive, Sun 23rdAug, 1.30pm - 2pm 4 Bed, 2 Bthrms, 2 Car, 217m2 on 845m2 Section N/O $589,000 Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22009 ROLLESTON 48B Lewis Crescent, Sun 23rd Aug , 1.45pm – 2.15pm 4 Bed, 2 Bthrm, 2 Car, 201m2 on 692m2 Section N/O $539,000 Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22071 ROLLESTON 20 Campion Place, Sun 23RAug, 1.45pm – 2.15pm 4 bed, 2 bthrms, 2 car, 878m2 Section N/O $525,000 Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22056. ROLLESTON 8 Genoa Avenue, Levi Park. Sun 23rd Aug, 2 pm – 2.30pm Brand new stylish 3 bedroom home. Huge living. Many extras. $579,000 Stephan Knowler M 027 2299522

www.marealestate.co.nz/745, Matson & Allan Real Estate Ltd ROLLESTON 99 Tennyson Street, Sun 23rdAug, 2pm – 2.30pm 3bed, 2 bthrms, 2 car, 760m2 Section N/O $515,000 Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22061 ROLLESTON 14B Manor Drive, Sun 23rd Aug 2pm – 2.30pm 4 Bed, 2 Bthrms, 2 Car, 752m2 Section, New $625,000 Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22083 ROLLESTON 232 Lincoln Rolleston Road, Sun 23rd Aug, 2pm - 2.45pm 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 8 acres, stables, barn Price by Negotiation www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1318 Harcourts Rolleston, Richard (Taitie) 027 777 8081 ROLLESTON Farnborough Avenue – FARINGDON Sun 23rd Aug, 2.15pm to 2.45pm 2 & 3 bedroom units. All with 2 bathrooms & courtyards. From $429,000, Stephan Knowler M 027 2299522, www.marealestate.co.nz /744. Matson & Allan Real Estate Ltd ROLLESTON 4 Ruby Drive, Sun 23rdAug, 2.15pm – 2.45pm 4 Bed, 2 Bthrms, 2 Car, 186m2 on 653m2 Section N/O $545,000 Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22073 ROLLESTON 211 Lowes Road, Sun 23rd Aug,, 2.30pm - 3pm 4 Bed, 2 Bthrms, 2 Car, 1649m2 Section N/O $575.000 Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL21988 ROLLESTON 3 Ledbury Drive, Sun 23rd Aug, 2.30pm -3.30pm Brand new, 4 bdrm, 2 living, 2 bthrm, 747m2 section $599,000, www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1272 Harcourts Rolleston, Rachael 021 0222 4591 ROLLESTON 148 Lowes Road, Sun 23rd Aug, 2.45pm - 3.15pm 4 Bed, 2 Bthrms, 3 Car, 750m2 Section N/O $555,000 Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22007 ROLLESTON 789A East Maddisons Road, Sun 23rdAug 2.45pm – 3.15pm 5 Bed, 3 Bthrms, 2 Car, 1140m2 Section By Negotiation Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22054 ROLLESTON 5A Heritage Close, Sun 23rdAug 2.45pm – 3.15pm 5 Bed, 2 bthrms, 3 car,1244m2 Section $629.000 Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22066 ROLLESTON 12 Beaumont Drive Sun 23rd Aug, 3pm - 3.30pm 4 Bed, 2 Bthrm, 2 Car, 1332m2 Section $639,000 Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL21995. ROLLESTON 44 Rossall Crescent, Sun 23RD Aug, 3pm – 3.30pm 4 Bed, 2 Bthrms, 2 Car, 703m2 Section $629,000 Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22060 ROLLESTON 5 Melville Crescent, Sun 23rd Aug, 3.30 – 4pm 4 Bed, 2 Bthrms, 3 Car, 910m2 Section N/O $629,000 Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22081 ROLLESTON 7 Wordsworth Street, Sun 23rdAug, 3.45pm – 4.15pm 3 Bed, 2 Bthrms, 2 Car, 182m2 on 559m2 Section $520,000 Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22017 SOUTHBRIDGE 7a Taiaroa Place Sun 23rdAug, 3.15pm to 3.45pm Very tidy 3 bdrm easycare home on full section. $329,000 Stephan Knowler M 027 2299522 www.marealestate.co.nz/741. Matson & Allan Real Estate Ltd TAI TAPU 40 Michaels Road, Sun 23rd Aug, 11.30am to 12pm 5 bed, 2 bthrms, 3 car, 825m2 section N/O $575,000 Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22072 WEST MELTON 600 Sandy Knolls Road, Sun 23rd Aug, 12.15pm – 12.45pm 4 bed, 2 bthrms, 2 car, 7.442ha, outbuildings N/O $849,000 Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22052 WEST MELTON 583 West Melton Road, Sun 23rdAug, 1.45pm – 2.15pm Occupying an expansive section, this generous home offers 3 double bdrms. Negotiation Mike Goatley, Mike Pero Real Estate, 027 249-5561 WEST MELTON 2 Rossington Drive, Sun 23 Aug, 2pm -2.30pm 5 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 3 gge, 2463m2 section Price by Negotiation www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1300 Harcourts Rolleston – Claire 027 723 3571


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Rolleston

Rolleston

Lincoln

Brand new home, very near completion. Featuring granite kitchen benches, mounted TV, Condenser dryer, entertainment cabinet, bamboo flooring in kitchen and entrance and tiled floors and good quality carpets. 3 car garage is double glazed and insulated. Ready for its first owner. For Sale: By negotiation View at: fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1296 Richard Tait (Taitie) Ph 027 777 8080

Perfect first home, investor property, or those looking to downsize. Brand new home nearing completion. Thoughtful & clever layout to maximise space both inside & out. 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home with over width single garage. An opportunity to own a new home in the Faringdon subdivision. For Sale: By negotiation View at: fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1332 Natalie McLean Ph 027 943 6413

Beautifully presented 4 bedroom home, with open plan kitchen /dining and separate lounge. Perfectly oriented to capture light and sun and open out to sheltered outdoor setting for entertaining. Abundance of parking & room for caravan. Viewing recommended! This must be sold! For Sale: By negotiation View at: fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1323 Shona Robb Ph 027 229 3657

Fendalton

Cashmere

Beckenham

It´s very rare to find properties like this in the Fendalton area... This beautiful 5 bedroom home is only 2 years old with a large sunny back yard with designer landscaped gardens, perfect for entertaining and families (320m2 dwelling, 1012 m2 land). Zoned for school, Cobham, CHBS, Burnside Walking distance from shops, cafes and restaurants. Auction date fast approaching. Auction: Thursday 3rd September (unless sold prior) View at: fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#HR4070 King Ling Ph 027 278 7385

Headed South - Must Sell! Uniquely designed for comfortable family living and well insulated over two levels. Stylish kitchen and scullery provides the ultimate entertainer with so many options for socialising around the open plan “hub” of this 4 bedroom home. Immediate possession available as highly motivated owners have relocated. Auction: Thursday 3rd September (unless sold prior) View at: fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#HR4068 Paula Catchpole Ph 027 432 5976

Committed sellers have purchased unconditionally. After 14 enjoyable years, now is the time for new owners to enjoy this wonderfully spacious 4 bdrm villa. A couple of cleverly designed additions & renovation projects over the years have seen this home transformed to accommodate larger families. If you are hunting for a larger home... come & inspect this one Auction: Thursday 27th August (unless sold prior) View at: fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#HR4065 Paul Middleditch Ph 027 276 7047

Spreydon

Prebbleton

Rolleston

Must be viewed. Instantly appealing over 60’s townhouse - strong lines. Two double bedrooms complimented by larger than normal living. Ranch sliders to north facing garden and patio. Added bonus - park adjacent to living offering excellent outlook. Single garage plus off street parking. Walk, bus or drive to all amenities that you are likely to need, including Doctors and supermarket one minute away! Open home Thursdays & Sundays 1-1.30pm View at: fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#FH4029 Caroline Pickett Ph 0274 336 068

Ready now – This stunning home constructed by Fowler Homes, needs to be sold. Careful planning resulted in our owner creating a home built to the latest building standards and finished to a high quality with a great floorplan. Spacious 240sqm home designed and constructed to meet the demands of modern living. Featuring 4 double bedrooms, master with ensuite and walk-in-robe. Auction: Thursday 27th August (unless sold prior) View at: fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#FH4026 Jan Green Ph 027 222 8736

No detail has been spared when designing this home. Not conforming to the stock standard in Rolleston, this is a one-off build in a boutique subdivision. A grand stone clad entrance welcomes you from sweeping driveway into a granite-tiled foyer and holds all the promise of stylish good taste ahead. Imported wallpaper and tiles to the quality fixtures and finishes throughout. View at: fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#FH4028 Linda Veitch ph 027 512 9261

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Selwyn Times 18-08-15  

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