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Rail link ‘vital’ as district grows That’s the high-end scenario, based on the trends of high migration, high fertility and people DEVELOPING a passenger living longer continuing. The rail link between Selwyn and medium growth level scenario Christchurch will be “vital,” a would still see Selwyn’s populatransport expert has said, as the tion grow to 92,900 over district’s population the same time period. could double in about 20 Canterbury University years. Professor Simon Kingham Statistics NZ’s latest said the growth would projections suggest make developing rail Selwyn’s population links to both Selwyn and could rise from 56,200 Waimakariri vital. now to as high as 111,800 “Rail systems can carry in 2038. a lot more capacity more Simon Neighbouring efficiently,” he said. Kingham Christchurch’s popula“There is huge growth in tion would grow from rail all around the world 375,000 to 504,000 and Waimaexcept in New Zealand because kariri would increase from they are not investing in it.” 52,300 to 95,100. •Turn to page 4 „„ By Tom Doudney and Gabrielle Stuart

Young athlete beats coach’s old record „„ By Tom Doudney WHEN ROLLESTON’S Maia Broughton broke a 44-year-old under-16 Canterbury athletics record, the person who set that record was right there cheering her on. That woman was her coach, former Commonwealth Games

runner Bev Peterson, who set the record in 1972. Broughton, 14, won the gold medal in the 200m race at the National Secondary Schools Athletics Championships in Auckland earlier this month, with a time of 24.99 seconds, beating Peterson’s mark of 25.10

seconds. Athletics Canterbury confirmed the record last week. Broughton, who was representing Lincoln High School at the event, said she always had a goal of setting a record so she was happy with having done so. •Turn to page 4


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THERE’S A lot of merit in thinking about a rail link between Selwyn and Christchurch. The population of the district (see page 1) is likely to double by 2038 and large numbers of people are likely to work in the city. There are existing railway lines through Burnham and Rolleston from the south, and Darfield in the west, which could easily be transport links. A problem will of course be the current siting of the Christchurch railway station – it needs to be in the central city. Great to see Bev Peterson’s 44-year-old 200m record broken by up and coming Rolleston athlete Maia Broughton (see page 1). Peterson was a sprinting icon in her day, but as they say in the sporting game, records are there to be broken. And special about this is Peterson is Maia’s coach. – Barry Clarke

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„„ By Tom Doudney DEVELOPERS leaving reserves and plantings in a tardy state before handing subdivisions over to district council management have been asked to lift their game. District council property and commercial manager Douglas Marshall confirmed that reserve management staff recently brought the issue to developers’ attention. The issue was raised by district councillor Pat McEvedy (above) at a recent audit and risk sub-committee meeting. Cr McEvedy said he wanted to make sure that ratepayers weren’t left having to cover maintenance costs when it was a developer’s responsibility. “It’s about developers getting something finished, completed and then handed over in good order,” he said. “Over the years there has been a certain amount of things perhaps not being as we would

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MESSY: Some Rolleston residents have complained about the state of gardens and plantings in their subdivisions. ​ like around some of the subdivisions.” Mr Marshall said the issue had related to a small number of developers. “With the increasing number of reserves being developed in

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In Brief DRINK DRIVERS Two Rolleston mothers who were recently caught drink driving with their children in the car will appear in Christchurch District Court this week. One woman, who recorded a breath alcohol reading of 696 mcg/L when stopped with her four-yearold child, will appear today. The other, who recorded a reading of 1157 mcg/L when stopped with her children aged three and nine, will appear on Thursday. SHED FIRE A three-bay shed near Kirwee was badly damaged and a tractor and car inside were completely destroyed by fire on Friday. Kirwee firefighters were called out shortly after noon and a fire communications spokesman said they found the shed “well involved” on arrival. The cause of the fire was unknown but it has not been deemed suspicious. COES FORD TOILETS Two new toilet blocks have been installed at Coes Ford, which has seen a growing number of freedom campers in recent years. There are now three blocks to service the camping area. Extra cleaning and servicing of toilets is also planned this summer at both Coes Ford and Chamberlains Ford.

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CHRISTMAS IS a wonderful opportunity to gather together with family and friends we love. It’s a time when life often slows a little and we are able to take stock of the year that has been and look forward to the things to come. For some of us this Christmas we welcome new members into our family through birth or mar-

riage. For others of us Christmas will be tinged with sadness as we remember those who have been lost to us this year. Whatever your plans, make sure you remember to cherish those who are gathered with you, to smile and say hello to strangers, to take opportunities to heal past hurts, and to sing a few

carols and remember the reason for Christmas. Liz and I will be enjoying Christmas in Tauranga this year with her family. I trust whatever your plans are that you travel safely, that you find peace in the mayhem and you have a wonderful feed. Merry Christmas, Sam and Liz Broughton​

Record-breaking athlete •From page 1 “It was really exciting, [Peterson] ran to tell me and she was really happy,” she said. Peterson, who has coached a number of promising young runners, said she had been yelling in support of Broughton as she ran the race. “The way she came off the bend and into the home straight and powered away, I thought, ‘well god, this has got to be a good time’ so it was really exciting when we saw the results,” she said. Peterson had never expected her record to stand for 44 years and thought it was fantastic that Broughton had been the one to

PODIUM: Maia Broughton receiving her gold medal in Auckland.

beat it. She said Broughton had great potential and would have the chance to break that record again, and others at the un-

der-16 level, next year as she was still only 14. Broughton also won the silver medal in the 100m race at the championships.

Light rail an option for population growth •From page 1 Environment Canterbury senior manager public transport Rob Woods said the Greater Christchurch Joint Committee would consider rail links next year when the Regional Public Transport Plan was reviewed. However, Mr Woods said that while rail was an option, it wasn’t necessarily essential. “Attractive, lower cost, high capacity bus-based systems exist that could meet the levels of demand that might come with this growth,” he said. “Bus systems are more flexible than fixed rail links and would better meet the dispersed travel patterns that are characteristic of greater Christchurch.” District council chief executive David Ward said the district council’s own projections aligned more closely with Statistics NZ’s medium level projections rather than the high end ones. However, if the higher projections were to pan out, the district council would still be able to handle the demand for new infrastructure and facilities. “Selwyn is in a particularly good position to cater for high growth, due to the Eastern

Selwyn Sewage Scheme being designed in a modular form which enables upgrades to be constructed at an appropriate time,” Mr Ward said. “With transportation, our key roading network routes are intended to have capacity upgrades that dovetail into the Christchurch Southern Motorway stage two extension.” Canterbury Registered Master Builders Association president Ivan Stanicich said the large amount of flat land in Canterbury would be key in handling the demand for housing. “Rolleston, for example, is surrounded by massive amounts of flat land so it has that ability to grow quite easily.” HAVE YOUR SAY: Should passenger rail between Christchurch and Selwyn be introduced? Send your views to tom.doudney@starmedia. kiwi

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„„ By Tom Doudney AN ACADEMIC audit of Lincoln University has raised several concerns but also found some praise for the cashstrapped institution. The cycle 5 audit by the Academic Quality Agency produced 13 recommendations for where the university needed to improve, as well as four affirmations of work being done to address existing issues. There were eight commendations for exceptionally good practice. The audit comes at a time when the university is grappling with a $5 million deficit and falling enrolments which have forced it to propose axing 51 jobs. AQA raised concerns over the university’s provisions and procedures for students’ appeals, academic grievances and complaints. “It was not immediately obvious from the university’s website home page what a student should do or where they should go if they had a complaint or grievance,” the audit stated. Other concerns addressed the university’s policies, processes and expectations related to

ALL SQUARE: Central Plains Water has repaid the $6.26 million it borrowed from the district council to fund design work.

Loan paid back by CPW GOOD AND BAD: Lincoln’s latest academic audit was a mixed bag, highlighting its good and bad practices. ​

assessment and moderation and the audit concluded that its approach to academic integrity needed development. It highlighted a need for “much more robust strategic planning related to teaching and learning” and found that some issues raised in the previous audit had not been adequately addressed. However, the audit praised Lincoln’s support for international students and those for whom university access might be a challenge, as well as the open door culture of its academic staff and the strong links

between management and the students’ association. Lincoln’s interim chief academic officer Bruce McKenzie said the university acknowledged the areas that needed further work and was already implementing many of the audit recommendations. “Changing circumstances, including departures of several staff members at senior management level, had previously led to delays and different priorities, but we take the recommendations seriously and they are key priorities for 2017,” Mr McKenzie said.

CENTRAL PLAINS Water has paid off its loan to the district council. The loan of up to $8 million was approved in November last year, following public consultation through an amended LongTerm Plan process. Subsequently, Central Plains Water progressively drew down $6.26 million, which was repaid in full last week along with interest of $188,000. The loan was provided to assist with design work on Stage 2 of the irrigation scheme. Mayor Sam Broughton said the prompt repayment of the loan confirmed that the district council’s backing for the scheme had been well-founded. “Throughout our involvement with this project the council has

been confident about supporting the scheme, on the strength of the potential returns to the district,” he said. “The scheme will bring significant benefits to the wider Selwyn community through increased economic activity as well the creation of new jobs both on farms and within related industries. There are also significant environmental gains to be made, as the scheme replaces groundwater with surface water irrigation from alpine sources.” •HAVE YOUR SAY: Does the repayment of the Central Plains Water loan, with interest, show the district council was right to lend the money? Send your views to tom.doudney@starmedia. kiwi

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Band’s role to warm up Selwyn Sounds Covers band Sign of the Firebird is used to getting a crowd amped up but an opening slot at Lincoln’s Selwyn Sounds concert in March is likely to be its biggest gig yet. Guitarist Rob Tate spoke to Tom Doudney WHEN SIGN of the Firebird played their first gig in 2010 it was supposed to be a side project to their main focus – a Led Zeppelin tribute band called NZeppelin. Six years later, the band members have played more than 300 shows, almost all of them as Sign of the Firebird. During that time, they have acquired a reputation as a strong live act, playing covers of 1960s and 70s classic rock from artists such as Led Zeppelin, The Doors, Deep Purple, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and more. The band has been a mainstay at Rangiora’s annual Muscle Car Madness show and has played a number of other events ranging from motor-cycle rallies and pubs to weddings. The current line up consists of Tim Martin (guitar, bass and lead vocals), Rob Tate (guitar, keys and vocals), Geoff Cox (bass, keys and vocals) and Pete Appleby (drums and vocals). Tate said Sign of the Firebird

began when NZeppelin, which had formed in 2009, was asked to play a private function and the hosts wanted them to play more than just Led Zeppelin songs. “From then on we were quite sneaky on some occasions,” Tate said. “At gigs we would do one set as the NZeppelin band and we would so a Sign of the Firebird set beforehand for about half an hour, almost like we were a support band, and then we would come on stage as NZeppelin.” When the February 2011 earthquake put some of the venues that NZeppelin had been playing out of operation, the focus shifted to Sign of the Firebird. The band have been happy sticking to covers in spite of the fact that all four members have previously written original songs with other bands. Tate said the key to winning crowds over as a covers band had been their strong musicianship. “I am fortunate enough that these guys with me are just su-

CROWD PLEASERS: Sign of the Firebird has made its name playing covers from rock icons such as Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple. The band will open the Selwyn Sounds concert event which includes The Jordan Luck Band (right). ​ perb musicians,” he said. on the same stage as a lot of those Their repertoire doesn’t include famous New Zealand bands anything by the other bands and we are there to do our bit playing Selwyn Sounds – a line by warming the crowd up,” Tate up which includes New Zealand said. heavyweights such as Mi-Sex, In fact the band may be pulling Dragon, The Jordan Luck Band, double duty on the night, as Tate Jason Kerrison, Annie Crummer, revealed the band had been disDebbie Harwood, Sharon O’Neill cussing playing an after party gig and Margaret Urlich. for Selwyn Sounds at Lincoln’s “It’s going to be big for us to be Famous Grouse Hotel.

“We have been asked to play at that in the evening, so there is a chance, I’m not saying it’s definite, it’s only what the people from the pub have told us, but that various members of these bands might want to come up and sing a few of their songs,” Tate said. And for those who want to get a preview of their performance at Selwyn Sounds, the band, which have been playing at the Famous Grouse for more than four years already, will be playing a Christmas Eve gig at the pub. •Selwyn Sounds will be held on March 4, from 11.30am8.30pm. Tickets can be purchased via Ticketek and buyers will be able to prepurchase a return bus ride between pick up points in Christchurch or Rolleston and Lincoln Domain

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Working out the cause of Finding answers by sifting through the ruins of a property may not be everybody’s first choice as a job, but Rolleston’s Mike Gaskin, 50, said if he had his time again he would still be a fire investigator. He speaks with Andrew King about the biggest fire he has fought and why he became a fire investigator

Tell us how long have you been a fire investigator? My fire service started in the United Kingdom in 1984. I’m from the north-east of England, a heavy industrial place near Middlesbrough. I didn’t start off as a fire investigator, I spent time in the service before taking up the job in April last year. What got you into it? I was a firefighter who rose through the ranks in the UK. When I moved over here, around five years ago, I started off as a fire safety adviser working in risk management. Then the job came up [fire investigator] and I thought it would be a good use of my skills so I applied for it. And that is how I ended up where I have. Did you move here during the earthquakes? My wife moved over just before the February one, and I arrived in July. We were based in Auckland so we missed most of the action. We now live in Rolleston. That’s a lucky break. What is the most rewarding aspect of

the job? Being able to determine the cause and origin of a fire. Every scene is different and being able to say whether the fire has been deliberately lit or it was a light switch or whatever it may be is a great result. It is all about answering the question, and if we can that out it is a satisfying day at work for me. It is not quite like CSI on the telly but we do work through a scientific process. What is the worst aspect? If you have to deal with a fatal incident then that is not the greatest day in the office because someone has lost their life. But every fire scene we go to there is a loss of something, be it someone’s property or someone’s livelihood. So that is hard. Can you remember your first call? No, I don’t. It was a while ago and I have done about 70-plus investigations to date. Is there any investigation that has really stuck with you? The Brian Ford Engineering – Briford Trailers fire in the city a

AT HOME: Fire investigator Mike Gaskin said being part of the worldwide family that is the Fire Service has been a privilege and a pleasure. PHOTO: ANDREW KING

few months back. The sheer scale of the fire is why it stands out to me. It was a huge fire, big building and we managed to reduce the origin area to within 1 sq m. It was a team effort on that one as I worked with the insurance

fire investigator. It was one of the larger ones I have done and it took about three days to work out. But very rewarding to get that result. What are the most inconvenient places to investigate?

HARD WORK: Mike Gaskin and his team established an electrical fault in a tiny area had caused this massive fire at Brian Ford Engineering – Briford Trailers, in Woolston, something he said is an achievement that has stuck with him. PHOTOS: GEOFF SLOAN

Roof spaces are awkward to deal with but luckily I am built like a racing snake so I don’t struggle like others might. You have to prepared to get into some pretty small places. Under floors, in the roof. Pretty standard stuff. Is there any special nickname for a fire investigator? Not really no. The firefighters might but we probably can’t print them (laughing). How is the relationship with firefighters? I find it really good. Having served over 27 years, you find it is one big family worldwide. You are respected for what you do. Fire investigators are respected because of their knowledge and time in the industry. I have a fantastic working relationship with them. There is some tongue-incheek joking about firefighters destroying evidence but 99.9 per cent of the time that’s is not the case.


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major fires What goes through your head as you enter a gutted building? You try to walk in with an open mind. We have to look at all possibilities as well as the evidence and take a scientific approach to the situation. We will always start outside then work our way in. Look for the greatest damage as that tends to indicate it has been burning longer and so on. But it is all about the open mind and having a good look around first before speaking to those involved. You need those few minutes to see what the picture is telling you before I add in others and evidence. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve found while investigating? Teeth marks in wires from rats is one of the oddest things. Then the usual of pots left on stoves. Another rarity is the linseed oil rags which can self-combust. It is just a chemical reaction. They can start a fire on their own? Oh yes. If they are not rinsed out and put away properly, say they are just scrunched up and put in a pile then they could definitely cause a fire. What do you do about mental blocks? How do you work through them? Quite often we walk away from it for five minutes so you can clear your head. It is the old saying sometimes you can’t see the forest for the trees. Often you are looking at it from too smaller scale so you need that breather to have a look around and, if need be, there is a great team here in Christchurch so I can pick up a phone and get some good advice. Has there ever been an investigation that has stumped you? There have been some where the tin from the roof is on the dirt floor so there is very little to go on. Those you may be able to find the origin but most likely not the cause. It can be frustrating, but at the end of the day you can only solve what you can solve. If the evidence doesn’t present itself, it doesn’t.

Local Views Readers respond to the district council providing a car for Mayor Sam Broughton at a cost of up to $38,000 C. Mitchell, of Darfield – I don’t agree that the council should supply a car for Mr Broughton. Having previously been a councillor, he was aware that the job did not include a car and, indeed, has a suitable 4WD vehicle of his own. Starting to spend council funds on perks for Sam wouldn’t appear to be a good start for a new mayor.

INVESTIGATION: There is a lot of paperwork but Mike Gaskin said if he could go back in time, he would do it all again. PHOTO: ANDREW KING

How do families react with you? It must be tough having to deal with them so soon after their loss? Part of the investigation process is to find where the fuel is. Couches are fuel, beds are fuel so we need to know where those things are in the property to determine what happened. It is certainly hard on them and we have to be very empathetic but because you are there to help find out what happened they are normally pretty good. I am yet to find people that have been hard to deal with. Have you ever assisted an investigation overseas? No, sadly not, but if you hear of any (laughing). I hear Fiji is good at this time of year. I’ll let you know if I do, so if you had your time again would you be a fire investigator or would you do something else? I would happily do it all again. I enjoyed the time in the UK riding on the back of the trucks gaining knowledge about the job. I loved it.

You must have been to some big fires in the UK, especially coming from an industrialbased city? There was a plastics factory a number of years ago that we had 45 appliances fighting it for four days. We had to bring foam supplies in from Holland on ships. It was about 1.5 sq km of burning factories and chemical plants. That must have been scary to fight? I was simply a firefighter at that point so I just turned up and did what I was told. It spread very quickly. I hear you have just turned the big 5-0, what did you do for it? I actually went to The Akaroa Cooking School, it was a present from my wife. Is that a reflection on your cooking or do you enjoy it? I love cooking. It is one of my favourite things to do. What is your speciality? You can’t beat a good steak I feel. •Firefighters honoured, p13

Martha Dyksma, of Prebbleton – I certainly agree with a car being provided for Sam Broughton. Being a young man with a family, he needs more help to get started in such a position, so that he can perform to his highest standard. Selwyn is a huge district and this enthusiastic young man got the majority vote of the people. Grant Prescott, of Darfield – After reading your article in relation to the Mayor Sam Broughton getting a car on ratepayers’ money is a disgrace. Had he advised voters he was going to get a car once he was mayor I am sure people would have asked ‘why?’ and then voted elsewhere. Selwyn District Council has a large number of pool cars that sit behind the fence unused, why does he not use one of those? No, I guess its because he wants his own personal car paid for by the ratepayer. Shame on you Sam Broughton and I suspect with this behaviour your position will be short-lived. To state that it is just too much to fill in paperwork is a nonsense. When he went for the job there was no car and it should remain that way. I see even some

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of his colleagues disagreed, well maybe he should ask the ratepayers before he goes and spends our money. I for one vote a big no. When I see him I will tell him that as well. Margaret Weaver, of Southbridge – I feel rather strongly that the mayor should not have a car bought for him by the district council. Being a ratepayer I object strongly that my rates will be used to buy this vehicle as there are more important areas that the money can be used. I’m sure that if he needed a vehicle that badly, 4WD or not, that he can use the vehicles the council already has in its car pool. We see enough of them driving around the area. As for the comment that his position as mayor warrants a vehicle being provided what a lot of tosh – it does not, he has been in the position five minutes and what the council, and the mayor, for that matter have to start realising is that the ratepayers pay their wages and they are meant to work for the people of Selwyn. I think this is quite often forgotten. Stuart Brannigan, of Southbridge – I did not hear any of the mayoral candidates mention the need for a councilprovided vehicle during the recent election campaign. If the new mayor’s reasons for one are to be believed, need to meet with the ratepayers and filling out forms, what has he been doing for the last six years? If the council provides a vehicle, they should require the mayor to sign a lease to buy agreement, thus not setting a precedent that the ratepayer will fund every new mayor a vehicle of their choice in future. •HAVE YOUR SAY: If you’ve got a view on a local issue that you’d like to share, send it in 250 words or less to tom.doudney@starmedia. kiwi


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Leeston-Southbridge fall in final „„ By Gordon Findlater LEESTON-Southbridge have gone down by four wickets to Sefton in the Canterbury country premier one-day final at Rangiora’s Mainpower Oval. The Selwyn team’s total of 155 was never going to be enough, with the top order batsmen failing to convert on starts. Sefton chased down the total in about 43 overs to claim backto-back titles. Batting first, Leeston-Southbridge got off to a steady start through openers Toby Doyle (20) and Ben Chamberlain (17). When Doyle departed in the 12th over, Chamberlain was joined by brother Harry who hit a quick fire 15 before being out lbw to Sefton’s Ollie Bragg. At 61/3 in the 20th over, Chris Beatson came to the crease and looked to steer the side to a decent total. Beatson and Matt Ling put on a 55-run fourth

wicket partnership, which was broken in the 35th over when Ling fell for 24. Beatson top scored with 37 and, when he fell in the 41st over, it didn’t take long for Sefton to clean up the tail as Leeston-Southbridge were bowled out for 155 in the 44th over. Sefton got off to a great start in their run chase with the top three batsmen – Matthew Laffey (26), Tim Harrison (34) and Lance Taylor (36) – all chipping in with handy contributions. Leeston-Southbridge’s Tim Field gave his side a glimmer of hope in the 32nd over when he took three wickets in the space of just four deliveries to have Sefton at 113/4. The flurry of wickets wouldn’t be enough, though, as Sefton reached the total in the 44th over to claim a four-wicket win and their second straight premier one-day title.

PAIRS CHAMPIONS Brian Chapman and Stu Boon teamed up with Mark Ridden on Sunday, as the Dunsandel bowlers added the Ellesmere Men’s Open triples’ trophy to their season accomplishments. It was the third time Chapman and Boon had won the competi-

tion since 2012, having played with Murray Chamberlain in the previous two wins. This time, the tournament was played at Southbridge on an excellent green with blustery conditions. Of the eight-team field, there were four qualifiers after four rounds – two from Lincoln and one each from Southbridge and

SPORTS Halswell victory leaves them top of two-day table

FAILURE TO CONVERT: Opener Toby Doyle, like the rest of Leeston-Southbridge’s top order batsmen, failed to convert after a promising start.

Weekend results •Premier one-day Leeston-Southbridge – 155/10 (43.3 overs) lost to Sefton – 159/6 (43.5 overs) Premier two-day

Sefton – 194/9 and 175/6 drew with Oxford – 166/10 and 80/6 Lincoln – 296/6 and 208/2 defeated South Malvern – 251/9 and 97/10

Chapman, Boon, Ridden win Ellesmere Men’s Open „„ By Karolyn Boon

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Dunsandel. The winning trio’s only loss of the day was in the first round to defending champions Martin Rowson, Mundy Carroll and Michael Begg, of Lincoln. Rowson’s team beat the Southbridge team, skippered by Brain McCartin, in a close semi-final battle to secure a final spot. In the other semi-final, the

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HALSWELL REMAIN top of the two-day cricket table after comfortably dispatching Southern Districts in the second innings at Halswell Domain on Saturday. Having started their second innings 44 runs behind, Southern were immediately on the back foot at 26/3. A middle order revival got them to 110/4 before a devastating spell, in which bowlers Mike Chatterton and Leighton Johnston took four wickets for eight runs, put Halswell firmly back in the driver’s seat. A few big shots saw Southern through to 157 all out. The figures for Halswell’s bowlers were Johnston 4/58, Geoff Barclay 3/17 and Chatterton 3/47. Needing 110 for victory, Halswell’s batsmen looked comfortable chasing the runs down in 24 overs. Barclay scored 27, while Stevie Golding blasted an unbeaten 31 off 13 balls. Ankit Jassal, playing just his third senior game, batted well for 31 not out, and Halswell reached their target for the loss of seven wickets. There will be no time for Halswell to rest following the Christmas break, with the top three teams all very close on the points table.

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Firefighters honoured „„ By Tom Doudney A HORORATA Volunteer Fire Brigade member has been honoured for 50 years of service. Graham Stewart, 76, has just retired from his position as a volunteer support officer with the brigade. At the brigade’s biennial awards ceremony, held recently, he received a gold star to mark the 50 years. Mr Stewart said he was very pleased to be honoured for his long service. “Fifty years just sort of snuck up on me, I never thought of it, it was [fellow brigade members] Jenni and Roger who told me ‘you’ve done 50’ and I said ‘what?’” he said. “It’s quite an honour.” Mr Stewart lived in Hororata from 1964 until last week when he and wife Jan moved to a smaller house in Christchurch. He was an active firefighter for many years before moving into the volunteer support role in recent years which saw him looking after vehicles as well as doing book work and other duties. The ceremony was at-

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tended by several guests of honour including Mayor Sam Broughton, Selwyn MP Amy Adams and a number of high ranking fire officers. The following achievements by Hororata Volunteer Brigade members were also recognised. Two year gold bars: Volunteer support officer Stuart Oliver for 33 years’ service; volunteer support officer Ross Hutton for 37 years’ service; senior station officer Roger Parsons for 35 years’ service. Two year silver bars:

Firefighters Ant Sayer, Brendon Albon and Jenni Carter for seven years’ service; firefighter Bridget Parsons for nine years’ service; qualified firefighters Shane Thornely and Bruce Sayer for 11 years’ service; firefighter Tony Chapman for 15 years’ service; station officer Ian Eddington for 17 years’ service; station officer Mike Grotes for 21 years’ service. Five year medal: Firefighter Jayden Freitas. Three year certificate: Firefighters Jarnia Kupe and Tim Loos.

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Darfield Christmas Grotto Tuesday to Friday, 3-6pm Visiting children will receive a small gift and photos can be taken with Father Christmas. Schools or pre-schools wishing to arrange group visits outside these hours can call Malvern Community Board chairwoman Jenny Gallagher on 027 497 0120. Darfield Jail, West Coast Rd Selwyn Gallery Summer Collection Tuesday to Sunday, 10am-4pm, until January 29 Selwyn Gallery’s Summer Collection of artists will showcase all mediums of art. The variety of work on display will include greenstone, teapots, scarves, ceramics, jewellery and wood carvings. Among the work by regular contributing artists, the gallery will also display art by Lynda Bell and Jane Riley. Selwyn Gallery, 17 South Tce, Darfield. Free entry Christmas Concert Tuesday, 6.30pm Get along to this concert featuring the Selwyn Community Choir members and Learn to Sing Rolleston participants. The entry cost will be the donation of one item of non-perishable

food per person, which will go to the Ellesmere Food Bank to help those in need. Rolleston Community Centre, 94 Rolleston Dr Fragile Blue Wednesday to Sunday, 10am4pm, until January 22 This art show celebrates five years as a community-run gallery and also highlights the fragility of our own blue planet. Down by the Liffey Gallery, 1 James St, Lincoln. Free entry Babytimes/Wā Pēpi Tuesday, 11-11.30am Go along to the library for a fun babytimes session. During each session, there will be a variety of stories, songs, rhymes, finger-plays and other bookrelated activities. The programme has been aimed at under twoyear-olds. Te Hapua Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Rd Weekend Markets The local markets have a lot on offer from fresh produce to handmade crafts West Melton Market: Saturday, 9am-noon. St Paul’s Church

CHRISTMAS FUN: A twilight Christmas market will be held at the Lincoln Green, Gerald St, on Thursday, from 4-7pm. As well as market stalls, there will be a visit from Father Christmas, face-painting, hula-hoop fun and Christmas music from the Selwyn Community Choir at 6.15pm. ​

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Gardening Now is the time to enjoy Rachel Vogan says to keep on top of a few key tasks over the festive season, then kick back and enjoy the fruits of your labour WELCOME TO the silly season! This month it’s all about doing a few things well, then sitting back and enjoying it.

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Early tasty tatties will be on the menu soon; ‘Jersey Benne’ and ‘Cliff Kidney’ are perfect waxy spuds for Christmas. Try not to dig them too early – wait until the last possible moment so you can maximise the largest harvest. Over the next few weeks keep the water up to them, especially if you are using planters, in which the soil will dry out more quickly than the ground. This is also a good time to plant a new batch of potatoes, to harvest next autumn. Look for ‘Agria’ or ‘Summer Delight’ as go-to varieties.

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The stone fruit season is upon us; early plums and cherries are fattening and ripening up nicely. Always allow the fruit to fully ripen on the tree, because if it is picked too early the flavour will not fully develop. Do not expect a lot of fruit from newly planted trees either. They may produce a few fruit in the first year, but normally a decent harvest will take a season or two to appear. Add a layer of mulch around the base of trees now and aim to give them a deep watering (that’s about half a bucket of water per tree) once a week, if possible.

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The fragrance of Christmas lilies reinforces that the festive season is here. Asian lilies are also starting to bloom. These sturdy, shorter types come in every shade of the rainbow, right through to almost black. Oriental lilies are in bloom as well – many of these are fragrant, too. When picking lilies, cut them in the morning and plunge them straight into water up to their necks. Don’t forget to remove any foliage that will sit below the water line. Try to leave some of the stem in the ground (don’t cut the lily off at ground level) as the bulbs need a few leaves to photosynthesise, creating energy for next year’s blooms. Now is a good time to apply a side-dressing of bulb food.

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Remove laterals as they appear and avoid watering a little every day, because doing that only encourages the roots to stay near the soil surface where they can burn and be damaged. A few deep waterings a week is the way to go. It isn’t too late to plant seedlings out, however, you’ve missed the seed-sowing boat.

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Make sure they are planted in good soil. If you haven’t added any organic compost to the garden bed for a while, get on to this now. Adding vital organic matter will help to keep the soil healthy, as it creates the perfect growing environment for your tree. Sheep pellets are an excellent addition as well. Your tree will benefit from a regular annual feed of Intelligro Citrus Fertiliser to help them produce their juicy fruits. Fertilise in spring and summer, at around 300g per square metre. You will want to sprinkle the fertiliser around the drip line (where the outer leaves fall) and then water-well afterwards. They will also need plenty of water at this time. By keeping on top of fertilising and watering, you will keep your plant healthier, it will produce more fruit, and significantly reduce their chance of disease and attacks from pests. Pruning only really needs to be done to keep the tree tidy, to remove any damaged or diseased areas, or to increase air circulation around the plant. Make sure you use sharp secateurs, and make clean cuts. Prune on fine days during this time of year, and fertilise and water afterwards. Don’t go overboard with pruning – it doesn’t need it!

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Pohutukawa is a plant hard to miss „„ By Rachel Vogan NO OTHER plant decorates our country’s coastlines, roadsides and bushlines better than the pōhutukawa. The eruption of crimson bottlebrush-like flowers in summer makes this plant hard to miss. Flashes of red and gold flowers paint the skyline on the large established tree forms of Metrosideros excelsa in the warmest part of the country. In cooler areas, the hardier, smaller hybrids – such as southern rātā and pōhutukawa cross M. excelsa × M. umbellata ‘Maungapiko’ can be found in flower. M. collina ‘Tahiti’, M. excelsa ‘Vibrance’, M. excelsa ‘Maori Maiden’ and the southern rātā, M. umbellata all have a similar red festive cloak of scarlet blooms. Did you know that the name ‘pōhutukawa’ means ‘drenched with spray’? I am sure this refers to the numerous beautiful trees growing in the most random places on craggy seaside outcrops and in places where only birds live. This regal flowering monarch deserves every accolade, and many are not aware that it isn’t actually that fussy about where it puts its roots. All it needs is

protection from frosts and an area in which it can get sun pretty much all day. Soil-wise it is happy in light sandy soils right through to heavy clay soils, as long as it’s not waterlogged for any prolonged amount of time. In pots and containers it is pretty much the same, just note they do have a large fibrous root system, so a larger pot or wine barrel is the size you want to seek out. When plants are young, shelter all varieties from frost. The new

growth is quite delicate and late frosts can easily burn and kill it, and damaged foliage means less flowers. Birds and bees just love the nectar the flowers provide, and will often hang around the same tree for quite some time. Putting out a saucer of water will keep these garden friends around even longer, as they often leave when they are thirsty. The flowers are best left on the plants because they sulk almost immediately in a vase – so don’t

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plant them as a picking option. Salty sea winds? Not a problem. Not many plants take as kindly as pōhutukawa to growing by the seaside. The thick leathery leaves are remarkably tough to strong winds, and with such a fibrous root system you rarely see them topple over once they are established; the roots seem to have an ability to cling onto even the craggiest of rocky areas. Plants will germinate from seed, but if you wish to grow your own, cuttings are the better

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SELWYN TIMES

TUESDAY DECEMBER 20 2016

Council services over

Christmas and New Year

On the roads

MOBILE LIBRARY TIMETABLE

Roundabout installation – Byron/Kidman/Tennyson Streets This intersection is now fully open to traffic following the replacement of underground water race pipes. However the intersection will be closed again from Tuesday 10 January and reopen on Wednesday 18 January to allow for a new roundabout construction.

Other works During December and January, road works will occur on Dunns Crossing and Burnham School Roads to install a new footpath, kerb and channel and kea crossing outside West Rolleston School (pictured). These roads will remain open with traffic controls operating. Please check our website for updates on East Maddisons Road status.

Rubbish and recycling collections are as normal (no changes). Pines Resource Recovery Park is closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. On Boxing Day, 27 December, 2 and 3 January it is open 10am-4pm. Normal hours apply from 28-31 December, and resume from Wednesday 4 January.

Planned work this week includes minor bridge work on Waimakariri Gorge Bridge. Stop/go controls will operate with short delays to be expected. Footpath repairs are planned on Ellesmere Junction Road in Springston. Shoulder widening work will occur on Jones Road (near the MidlandPort entrance) and tree trimming will occur on Hartleys and Sleemans Roads, with stop/go traffic controls operating at all sites.

The Council’s Rolleston Headquarters close at 12 noon on Friday 23 December and reopen with normal hours on Wednesday 4 January.

Updates on road works planned in January will be available on the Council website from 9 January onwards.

The Selwyn Aquatic Centre is closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. On other days from 27 December – 3 January it is open from 8am-8pm. Normal hours resume from Wednesday 4 January. Selwyn Libraries close at 11.30am on Friday 23 December. They will reopen with normal hours on Wednesday 4 January. Rolleston Community Centre closes at 12.30pm on Friday 23 December and reopens with normal hours on Monday 16 January. Lincoln Event Centre closes on Monday 19 December and reopens on Monday 9 January. The Council’s helpline will be operating 24 hours a day over the Christmas and New Year break for urgent issues – phone 347 2800 or 318 8338. We hope you and your family have a safe and relaxing Christmas and New Year.

Fire safety over summer If you are considering lighting an outdoor fire over summer, please check our website, www.selwyn. govt.nz, first for advice on any fire restrictions, warnings or safety advice in place. Our local firefighters are all volunteers who also want to spend time with their families over the Christmas break, so please be considerate of them and follow our safety advice.

Plan your holiday journey

Rain over springtime has meant there is lots of growth around. Conditions are expected to dry out in summer, increasing the fire risk. If you have long grass on your property, now is a good time to either mow it or graze it. If you want to mow the grass, we recommend choosing a cooler day to mow and having a way to extinguish a fire available as sparks can ignite from machinery.

Help us keep water flowing This summer properties connected to Council water supplies are being encouraged to adjust when they water their lawns. During summer water supplies can be placed under pressure as many people decide to water their lawns and gardens at the same time. So that we can continue to supply households with good water pressure over summer, we are asking residents on Council water supplies to try to avoid watering lawns between 6am-9am and 4pm-9pm daily. These are times when households use the most water. If demand for water increases over summer then water restrictions may be introduced requiring households to avoid watering lawns at specific times.

When to water your lawn... Don’t irrigate between 6-9am or 4-9pm daily

10PM

Council Call CC191216

12AM

2AM

9PM 4AM

8PM

Check weather conditions before watering We recommend you check weather conditions before watering. Watering your lawn during the middle of the 6PM day during hot days or when a Nor’ West is blowing results in a lot of water evaporating and watering in these conditions is not recommended. Watering on a cooler 4PM overcast day is a better option as it provides the best opportunity for water to soak into your lawn or garden Irrigate wisely

The next mobile visits are shown below: Monday 9 January Burnham Montessori 11-11.30am Tuesday 10 January Kirwee 10-10.45am West Melton Domain 12.15-12.45pm West Melton Learning Centre 1.30-1.50pm Cat’s Pyjamas West Melton 1.50-2.20pm Wednesday 11 January Arthur’s Pass 11.30am-12.30pm

when to water

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8AM 9AM

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

Traffic volumes increase significantly during December and January and many cars will be towing trailers, caravans or boats. If you are towing a trailer your maximum speed limit on the open road is 90 km per hour. Keep left and pull over when it is safe to let other vehicles pass and keep a safe following distance from the vehicle in front of you. Driving to suit the traffic and weather conditions is crucial during the holiday period. A national and local ‘Check your speed’ campaign started in December reminding drivers to check and match their driving speed to driving conditions. The campaign also includes a Holiday Haiku competition – entry forms are available from Council Service Centres or at z.co.nz/haiku. Many key South Island routes are affected by roadworks currently. If speed limit signs are up, please observe these. Driving slower not only protects the road surface but reduces the chance of your losing control or causing damage to your car. To check road conditions before you travel visit www.nzta.govt.nz. Plan your journey to allow for rest breaks and slower travel conditions.

Get your camping guide! The Council recently published a new guide to camping spots in Selwyn covering their locations, services and which sites are free to use. Copies of the free guide are available from Council service centres and libraries and online at www.sensationalselwyn.co.nz under ‘brochures.’

Rolleston Library Rolleston Drive, Rolleston Ph 347 2880

Castle Hill 1.40-2.15pm Springfield 3-3.30pm Thursday 12 January Council Headquarters, Rolleston 12.45-1.15pm Rakaia Huts 2.30-3pm Prebbleton Tavern 3.30-5.30pm Monday 16 January Tai Tapu Playcentre 9.30-10am Ako Rolleston 10.30-11am Rolly Kids 2-2.30pm Tuesday 17 January Glenroy Hall 11.40am-12.10pm Glentunnel Hall 3-3.30pm Wednesday 18 January Hororata School 11.30am-1pm Greendale School 1.20- 1.50pm

Selwyn Events

Thursday 19 January Rolleston First Learners 11-11.30am Paradise for Little Angels 1.30-2pm Edukids Faringdon 2.15-2.45pm Monday 23 January Darfield Preschool & Nursery 10.30-11am Sheffield Hall 2-2.30pm Tuesday 24 January Tai Tapu Monkeys and Munchkins 10-10.30am Whippersnappers Lincoln 10.45-11.15am West Melton Learning Centre 1.30-1.50pm West Melton Domain 2-2.30pm

THURSDAY

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DECEMBER

SATURDAY

Meetings COUNCIL & COMMUNITY BOARDS Unless stated all meetings are held at Rolleston Council Building 2017 Audit & Risk Subcommittee Wed 1 Feb 3pm Selwyn Waihora Zone Committee Tue 7 Feb 1pm Council Meeting Wed 8 Feb 1pm Hororata/Acheron Rural Water Supply Subcommittee Thurs 9 Feb 8.30am Darfield Library/Service Centre Malvern Hills Rural Water Supply Subcommittee Thurs 9 Feb 10.30am Darfield Library/Service Centre Water Race Subcommittee Mon 13 Feb 1.30pm Malvern Community Board Mon 23 Jan 4pm Darfield Library/Service Centre LOCAL COMMITTEES & ASSOCIATIONS

Please note that gas barbeques are the only types of fires permitted in Council or Department of Conservation reserves – these areas include Chamberlains and Coe’s Fords and other reserves.

TUESDAY DECEMBER 20 2016

Notices

During the January closure Byron Street and Kidman Street traffic won’t be able to travel through the intersection and will need to detour on an alternative route (Rolleston Drive or Wordsworth Street and Tennyson Street). Tennyson Street traffic will be able to travel through the intersection but traffic controls will be in place and may cause short delays.

Here’s a summary of Council services and opening hours during the holiday period.

SELWYN TIMES

Doyleston Community Committee Wed 21 Dec 7.30pm Osborne Park Pavilion Note changed date Glenroy Community Hall Committee Tue 20 Dec 8pm Glenroy Community Hall Prebbleton Community Association Inc.

Tue 20 Dec 7.30pm Prebbleton Cottage 2017 Darfield Recreation & Community Centre Committee Tue 7 Feb 7.30pm Darfield Recreation Centre Triennial Election Dunsandel Community Committee Mon 6 Feb 7.30pm Dunsandel Sports Centre Glentunnel Community Centre Committee Tue 24 Jan 7.30pm Glentunnel Community Centre Triennial Election Glentunnel Township Committee Mon 30 Jan 7.30pm Glentunnel Hall Hororata Citizens Committee Tue 24 Jan 7.30pm, Hororata Hall Hororata Reserve Management Committee Wed 1 Feb 7.30pm, Hororata Hall Triennial Election Kirwee Recreation Reserve Management Committee Mon 13 Feb 7.30pm Kirwee Reserve Sports Pavilion Ladbrooks Community Hall Committee Fri 27 Jan 7.45pm Ladbrooks Community Hall Triennial Election Lake Coleridge Community Committee Fri 27 Jan 7.30pm

Lake Coleridge Hall Leeston Community Committee Mon 13 Feb 7.30pm, Leeston Library Community Room Lincoln Community Committee Mon 13 Feb 7pm, Lincoln Event Centre, Fitzgerald Room Rolleston Reserve Management Committee Mon 16 Jan 7.30pm Rolleston Community Centre Rolleston Residents Association Inc. Mon 30 Jan 7.30pm Rolleston Community Centre Cameron Warr from Council will discuss future development and maintenance of some Rolleston reserves including the Clock Tower Reserve Springfield Township Committee Tue 7 Feb 7.30pm, Tawera Hall Springston Hall Committee Thurs 2 Feb 7.30pm Springston Hall Waihora Park Reserve Committee Tue 1 Feb 7pm Waihora Bowling Club Weedons Reserve Committee Mon 13 Feb 7.30pm Weedons Reserve Pavilion West Melton Community Centre Committee Tue 31 Jan 7.30pm West Melton Community Centre

This summer the Selwyn District Council’s mobile barbeque is visiting 20 different locations giving people the chance to get to know their neighbours. Meet Your Street is a fun, informal event at a local reserve with a free sausage sizzle. It’s a chance to meet new people in your neighbourhood while enjoying some music and games for the kids. The events also help new residents settle into their community and form connections with their neighbours which builds stronger communities. Upcoming Meet Your Street sessions are listed below. Town

JANUARY

TUE-THUR

10-26 JANUARY

16-20 JANUARY

WEDNESDAY

Leeston Library & Service Centre 19 Messines Street, Leeston Ph 347 2871

Lincoln Library & Service Centre Gerald Street, Lincoln Ph 347 2876

Lincoln Green, 10am-1pm

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JANUARY

Selwyn District Libraries Join one of 12 fun activities for kids highlighting endangered birds & animals, including MakerSpace: LEGO®, Makerspace: #The Flock art & craft sessions & workshops with award winner author Maria Gill. See www.selwynlibraries.co.nz for details & bookings

Selwyn Aquatic Centre, 1-3pm Your favourite water activities here for your summer holidays! Make a splash with giant inflatables, paddle boats, aquatic volleyball & more

Teddy Bears’ Picnic Rolleston Community Centre, 11am-1pm Pack a picnic & dress your teddy for a fun family day out! With trampolines, Pedalmania, face painting, bouncy castles, toddler gym, House of Bricks, Teddy Bear Parade & more

JANUARY

The ‘Meet Your Street Selwyn’ Facebook page has event information, photos and wet weather postponement details for events. The Council also has small grants of up to $50 available which people can apply for if they would like to host their own neighbourhood ‘Meet Your Street’ event. Applications are open until 31 March 2017. For more information about this funding please visit www.selwyn.govt.nz

Darfield Library & Service Centre 1 South Terrace, Darfield Ph 318 8338 or 347 2780

Lincoln Summer Market

Pool Fest

MON-FRI

TUESDAY

Prebbleton West Melton Leeston Rolleston

Festive fun with Santa, face painting, hula hoops with Fairy Sophie, craft activities, Christmas songs from Selwyn Community Choir at 6.15pm. Artisan craft, local produce. See www.facebook.com/lincolnmarket

Summer holiday programmes

JANUARY

Lincoln Rolleston Kirwee Rolleston

Lincoln Green (by Library), 4-7pm

Market with cherries, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, apricots, real fruit ice creams & sorbets, local produce & food plus live music & Greek dancing

THURSDAY

Meet Your Street in 2017

Date Location January Meet Your Street events (running 5.30-7pm) Tuesday 10 Corner Oaks Drive and Caulfield Crescent Tuesday 17 Haremoor Way Reserve, Faringdon Tuesday 24 Glen Oak Drive Tuesday 31 Reserve between Loeb Place & Blue Jean Avenue February Meet Your Street events (running 5.30-7pm) Tuesday 7 Hinterland Drive Reserve Tuesday 14 Royston Common Reserve Tuesday 21 Da Vinci Avenue Reserve Tuesday 28 Hardwell Way Reserve, Faringdon

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Christmas Twilight Market

Tai Tapu Picnic in the Park Rhodes Domain, 5.30-7.30pm With live music, bouncy castle, the Fun on Wheels trailer, games, Pedalmania, prizes & free sausage sizzle. Bring a picnic & enjoy the summer evening

Darfield Pool Party Darfield Pool, 2-4pm Enjoy games, music, a sausage sizzle, prizes & pool inflatables

Children’s Theatre Lincoln High School Hall, 10am & 11.30am Three stories for kids aged 3-5: the tortoise & the hare, a pirate story & a story about being confident. $4, proceeds to KIDSCAN – email smc@ lincoln.school.nz to book For upcoming events, visit www.selwyn.govt.nz/events

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

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SELWYN TIMES

TUESDAY DECEMBER 20 2016

Council services over

Christmas and New Year

On the roads

MOBILE LIBRARY TIMETABLE

Roundabout installation – Byron/Kidman/Tennyson Streets This intersection is now fully open to traffic following the replacement of underground water race pipes. However the intersection will be closed again from Tuesday 10 January and reopen on Wednesday 18 January to allow for a new roundabout construction.

Other works During December and January, road works will occur on Dunns Crossing and Burnham School Roads to install a new footpath, kerb and channel and kea crossing outside West Rolleston School (pictured). These roads will remain open with traffic controls operating. Please check our website for updates on East Maddisons Road status.

Rubbish and recycling collections are as normal (no changes). Pines Resource Recovery Park is closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. On Boxing Day, 27 December, 2 and 3 January it is open 10am-4pm. Normal hours apply from 28-31 December, and resume from Wednesday 4 January.

Planned work this week includes minor bridge work on Waimakariri Gorge Bridge. Stop/go controls will operate with short delays to be expected. Footpath repairs are planned on Ellesmere Junction Road in Springston. Shoulder widening work will occur on Jones Road (near the MidlandPort entrance) and tree trimming will occur on Hartleys and Sleemans Roads, with stop/go traffic controls operating at all sites.

The Council’s Rolleston Headquarters close at 12 noon on Friday 23 December and reopen with normal hours on Wednesday 4 January.

Updates on road works planned in January will be available on the Council website from 9 January onwards.

The Selwyn Aquatic Centre is closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. On other days from 27 December – 3 January it is open from 8am-8pm. Normal hours resume from Wednesday 4 January. Selwyn Libraries close at 11.30am on Friday 23 December. They will reopen with normal hours on Wednesday 4 January. Rolleston Community Centre closes at 12.30pm on Friday 23 December and reopens with normal hours on Monday 16 January. Lincoln Event Centre closes on Monday 19 December and reopens on Monday 9 January. The Council’s helpline will be operating 24 hours a day over the Christmas and New Year break for urgent issues – phone 347 2800 or 318 8338. We hope you and your family have a safe and relaxing Christmas and New Year.

Fire safety over summer If you are considering lighting an outdoor fire over summer, please check our website, www.selwyn. govt.nz, first for advice on any fire restrictions, warnings or safety advice in place. Our local firefighters are all volunteers who also want to spend time with their families over the Christmas break, so please be considerate of them and follow our safety advice.

Plan your holiday journey

Rain over springtime has meant there is lots of growth around. Conditions are expected to dry out in summer, increasing the fire risk. If you have long grass on your property, now is a good time to either mow it or graze it. If you want to mow the grass, we recommend choosing a cooler day to mow and having a way to extinguish a fire available as sparks can ignite from machinery.

Help us keep water flowing This summer properties connected to Council water supplies are being encouraged to adjust when they water their lawns. During summer water supplies can be placed under pressure as many people decide to water their lawns and gardens at the same time. So that we can continue to supply households with good water pressure over summer, we are asking residents on Council water supplies to try to avoid watering lawns between 6am-9am and 4pm-9pm daily. These are times when households use the most water. If demand for water increases over summer then water restrictions may be introduced requiring households to avoid watering lawns at specific times.

When to water your lawn... Don’t irrigate between 6-9am or 4-9pm daily

10PM

Council Call CC191216

12AM

2AM

9PM 4AM

8PM

Check weather conditions before watering We recommend you check weather conditions before watering. Watering your lawn during the middle of the 6PM day during hot days or when a Nor’ West is blowing results in a lot of water evaporating and watering in these conditions is not recommended. Watering on a cooler 4PM overcast day is a better option as it provides the best opportunity for water to soak into your lawn or garden Irrigate wisely

The next mobile visits are shown below: Monday 9 January Burnham Montessori 11-11.30am Tuesday 10 January Kirwee 10-10.45am West Melton Domain 12.15-12.45pm West Melton Learning Centre 1.30-1.50pm Cat’s Pyjamas West Melton 1.50-2.20pm Wednesday 11 January Arthur’s Pass 11.30am-12.30pm

when to water

6AM

8AM 9AM

2PM

12PM

10AM

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

Traffic volumes increase significantly during December and January and many cars will be towing trailers, caravans or boats. If you are towing a trailer your maximum speed limit on the open road is 90 km per hour. Keep left and pull over when it is safe to let other vehicles pass and keep a safe following distance from the vehicle in front of you. Driving to suit the traffic and weather conditions is crucial during the holiday period. A national and local ‘Check your speed’ campaign started in December reminding drivers to check and match their driving speed to driving conditions. The campaign also includes a Holiday Haiku competition – entry forms are available from Council Service Centres or at z.co.nz/haiku. Many key South Island routes are affected by roadworks currently. If speed limit signs are up, please observe these. Driving slower not only protects the road surface but reduces the chance of your losing control or causing damage to your car. To check road conditions before you travel visit www.nzta.govt.nz. Plan your journey to allow for rest breaks and slower travel conditions.

Get your camping guide! The Council recently published a new guide to camping spots in Selwyn covering their locations, services and which sites are free to use. Copies of the free guide are available from Council service centres and libraries and online at www.sensationalselwyn.co.nz under ‘brochures.’

Rolleston Library Rolleston Drive, Rolleston Ph 347 2880

Castle Hill 1.40-2.15pm Springfield 3-3.30pm Thursday 12 January Council Headquarters, Rolleston 12.45-1.15pm Rakaia Huts 2.30-3pm Prebbleton Tavern 3.30-5.30pm Monday 16 January Tai Tapu Playcentre 9.30-10am Ako Rolleston 10.30-11am Rolly Kids 2-2.30pm Tuesday 17 January Glenroy Hall 11.40am-12.10pm Glentunnel Hall 3-3.30pm Wednesday 18 January Hororata School 11.30am-1pm Greendale School 1.20- 1.50pm

Selwyn Events

Thursday 19 January Rolleston First Learners 11-11.30am Paradise for Little Angels 1.30-2pm Edukids Faringdon 2.15-2.45pm Monday 23 January Darfield Preschool & Nursery 10.30-11am Sheffield Hall 2-2.30pm Tuesday 24 January Tai Tapu Monkeys and Munchkins 10-10.30am Whippersnappers Lincoln 10.45-11.15am West Melton Learning Centre 1.30-1.50pm West Melton Domain 2-2.30pm

THURSDAY

22

DECEMBER

SATURDAY

Meetings COUNCIL & COMMUNITY BOARDS Unless stated all meetings are held at Rolleston Council Building 2017 Audit & Risk Subcommittee Wed 1 Feb 3pm Selwyn Waihora Zone Committee Tue 7 Feb 1pm Council Meeting Wed 8 Feb 1pm Hororata/Acheron Rural Water Supply Subcommittee Thurs 9 Feb 8.30am Darfield Library/Service Centre Malvern Hills Rural Water Supply Subcommittee Thurs 9 Feb 10.30am Darfield Library/Service Centre Water Race Subcommittee Mon 13 Feb 1.30pm Malvern Community Board Mon 23 Jan 4pm Darfield Library/Service Centre LOCAL COMMITTEES & ASSOCIATIONS

Please note that gas barbeques are the only types of fires permitted in Council or Department of Conservation reserves – these areas include Chamberlains and Coe’s Fords and other reserves.

TUESDAY DECEMBER 20 2016

Notices

During the January closure Byron Street and Kidman Street traffic won’t be able to travel through the intersection and will need to detour on an alternative route (Rolleston Drive or Wordsworth Street and Tennyson Street). Tennyson Street traffic will be able to travel through the intersection but traffic controls will be in place and may cause short delays.

Here’s a summary of Council services and opening hours during the holiday period.

SELWYN TIMES

Doyleston Community Committee Wed 21 Dec 7.30pm Osborne Park Pavilion Note changed date Glenroy Community Hall Committee Tue 20 Dec 8pm Glenroy Community Hall Prebbleton Community Association Inc.

Tue 20 Dec 7.30pm Prebbleton Cottage 2017 Darfield Recreation & Community Centre Committee Tue 7 Feb 7.30pm Darfield Recreation Centre Triennial Election Dunsandel Community Committee Mon 6 Feb 7.30pm Dunsandel Sports Centre Glentunnel Community Centre Committee Tue 24 Jan 7.30pm Glentunnel Community Centre Triennial Election Glentunnel Township Committee Mon 30 Jan 7.30pm Glentunnel Hall Hororata Citizens Committee Tue 24 Jan 7.30pm, Hororata Hall Hororata Reserve Management Committee Wed 1 Feb 7.30pm, Hororata Hall Triennial Election Kirwee Recreation Reserve Management Committee Mon 13 Feb 7.30pm Kirwee Reserve Sports Pavilion Ladbrooks Community Hall Committee Fri 27 Jan 7.45pm Ladbrooks Community Hall Triennial Election Lake Coleridge Community Committee Fri 27 Jan 7.30pm

Lake Coleridge Hall Leeston Community Committee Mon 13 Feb 7.30pm, Leeston Library Community Room Lincoln Community Committee Mon 13 Feb 7pm, Lincoln Event Centre, Fitzgerald Room Rolleston Reserve Management Committee Mon 16 Jan 7.30pm Rolleston Community Centre Rolleston Residents Association Inc. Mon 30 Jan 7.30pm Rolleston Community Centre Cameron Warr from Council will discuss future development and maintenance of some Rolleston reserves including the Clock Tower Reserve Springfield Township Committee Tue 7 Feb 7.30pm, Tawera Hall Springston Hall Committee Thurs 2 Feb 7.30pm Springston Hall Waihora Park Reserve Committee Tue 1 Feb 7pm Waihora Bowling Club Weedons Reserve Committee Mon 13 Feb 7.30pm Weedons Reserve Pavilion West Melton Community Centre Committee Tue 31 Jan 7.30pm West Melton Community Centre

This summer the Selwyn District Council’s mobile barbeque is visiting 20 different locations giving people the chance to get to know their neighbours. Meet Your Street is a fun, informal event at a local reserve with a free sausage sizzle. It’s a chance to meet new people in your neighbourhood while enjoying some music and games for the kids. The events also help new residents settle into their community and form connections with their neighbours which builds stronger communities. Upcoming Meet Your Street sessions are listed below. Town

JANUARY

TUE-THUR

10-26 JANUARY

16-20 JANUARY

WEDNESDAY

Leeston Library & Service Centre 19 Messines Street, Leeston Ph 347 2871

Lincoln Library & Service Centre Gerald Street, Lincoln Ph 347 2876

Lincoln Green, 10am-1pm

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Selwyn District Libraries Join one of 12 fun activities for kids highlighting endangered birds & animals, including MakerSpace: LEGO®, Makerspace: #The Flock art & craft sessions & workshops with award winner author Maria Gill. See www.selwynlibraries.co.nz for details & bookings

Selwyn Aquatic Centre, 1-3pm Your favourite water activities here for your summer holidays! Make a splash with giant inflatables, paddle boats, aquatic volleyball & more

Teddy Bears’ Picnic Rolleston Community Centre, 11am-1pm Pack a picnic & dress your teddy for a fun family day out! With trampolines, Pedalmania, face painting, bouncy castles, toddler gym, House of Bricks, Teddy Bear Parade & more

JANUARY

The ‘Meet Your Street Selwyn’ Facebook page has event information, photos and wet weather postponement details for events. The Council also has small grants of up to $50 available which people can apply for if they would like to host their own neighbourhood ‘Meet Your Street’ event. Applications are open until 31 March 2017. For more information about this funding please visit www.selwyn.govt.nz

Darfield Library & Service Centre 1 South Terrace, Darfield Ph 318 8338 or 347 2780

Lincoln Summer Market

Pool Fest

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Prebbleton West Melton Leeston Rolleston

Festive fun with Santa, face painting, hula hoops with Fairy Sophie, craft activities, Christmas songs from Selwyn Community Choir at 6.15pm. Artisan craft, local produce. See www.facebook.com/lincolnmarket

Summer holiday programmes

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Lincoln Rolleston Kirwee Rolleston

Lincoln Green (by Library), 4-7pm

Market with cherries, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, apricots, real fruit ice creams & sorbets, local produce & food plus live music & Greek dancing

THURSDAY

Meet Your Street in 2017

Date Location January Meet Your Street events (running 5.30-7pm) Tuesday 10 Corner Oaks Drive and Caulfield Crescent Tuesday 17 Haremoor Way Reserve, Faringdon Tuesday 24 Glen Oak Drive Tuesday 31 Reserve between Loeb Place & Blue Jean Avenue February Meet Your Street events (running 5.30-7pm) Tuesday 7 Hinterland Drive Reserve Tuesday 14 Royston Common Reserve Tuesday 21 Da Vinci Avenue Reserve Tuesday 28 Hardwell Way Reserve, Faringdon

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Christmas Twilight Market

Tai Tapu Picnic in the Park Rhodes Domain, 5.30-7.30pm With live music, bouncy castle, the Fun on Wheels trailer, games, Pedalmania, prizes & free sausage sizzle. Bring a picnic & enjoy the summer evening

Darfield Pool Party Darfield Pool, 2-4pm Enjoy games, music, a sausage sizzle, prizes & pool inflatables

Children’s Theatre Lincoln High School Hall, 10am & 11.30am Three stories for kids aged 3-5: the tortoise & the hare, a pirate story & a story about being confident. $4, proceeds to KIDSCAN – email smc@ lincoln.school.nz to book For upcoming events, visit www.selwyn.govt.nz/events

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

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Cooling off this Summer Finding somewhere to swim is not too hard in Selwyn with the Selwyn Aquatic Centre in Rolleston and a wide range of community pools elsewhere. The Selwyn Aquatic Centre has some fun activities planned for the holiday period which will include paddle boats and inflatables on the water for play. They will be closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day though open all other days with some shortened hours so check their website: https://www.selwyn.govt.nz/facilitiesand-parks/selwyn-aquatic-centre.

Public Swimming Pools • Rolleston – Selwyn Aquatic Centre, 8 lane 25-metre pool plus hydrotherapy spa, leisure, lazy river & learn-to-swim pools. • Darfield – outdoor pool; learners’ & paddling indoor pools. • Leeston – outdoor learners’ pool. • Prebbleton – main &learners’ outdoor pools. • Sheffield – lane & paddling outdoor pools. • Southbridge – lane & paddling outdoor pools plus hydroslide. (Opening hours can be found at: http:// www.selwyn.govt.nz/facilities-and-parks/ selwyn-aquatic-centre and http://www. selwyn.govt.nz/facilities-and-parks.)

Lake & River Swimming • Selwyn River at Coes Ford, Chamberlain’s Ford, Whitecliffs and Glentunnel depending on water flow. • Waimakariri River unsafe in main channels or when in flood. • High country lakes offer a cold dip. (Check Ecan’s website for water quality – ecan.govt.nz/services/online-services/ monitoring/swimming-water-quality/ Pages/river-warnings.aspx.)

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Tuesday 27th & Wednesday 28th Vintage Railcar Rides operating, Museum Village open. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the tranquil Tinwald Domain complete with Playground, Pond and Heated Swimming Pool. Cold Drinks, Icecreams and Snacks available from our Station Shop.

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The Selwyn Aquatic Centre is a great place to visit this summer. Visit us to keep fit or have fun over the Christmas break. We’re at 71 Broadlands Drive, off Goulds Rd in Rolleston. Christmas Hours

Saturday 24th Dec (Christmas Eve) 6am-6pm Saturday 31st Dec (New Years Eve) 8am-6pm Tuesday 27th Jan to Friday 30th Jan 8am-8pm Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day

For the kids

We gave a toddlers pool, a leisure pool with lazy river and fun lanes in the Main Pool. Come in and enjoy the inflatable on each Sunday over the holidays. Play equipment will be available each day in the holidays.

For grown ups

Whether you are swimming lengths in the main pool, having fun with the kids in the leisure pool,exercising in the hydrotherapy pool or relaxing in the spa pool there is something for everyone. And if retail therapy is your thing we have an extensive range of the latest swimwear from Speedo and Zoggs to choose from.

Popular Bays & Beaches • Akaroa Harbour – beaches in Akaroa township or Children’s Bay and at Wainui. • Eastern Bays – Okains Bay (book ahead for camping), Le Bons Bay, Little Akaloa, Pigeon Bay, Port Levy. • Lyttelton Harbour – Corsair Bay, Cass Bay, Governor’s Bay, Charteris Bay, Diamond Harbour, Purau and Camp Bay. • Pegasus Bay – from Taylor’s Mistake and Sumner to Waikuku.


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Summertime in Selwyn You don’t have to go far to find exciting things to do and see – in fact Selwyn is jam packed full of interesting places to visit and a wonderful playground for the adventurous. Here are just a few ideas to fill in your time this summer. Christmas lit up: • Spectacular Lights Show – Every night until 30th December, 8.30-12pm, 650 Shands Road. Walking, tramping, cycling and caving: • Arthur’s Pass has walkways and tramping tracks from easy to a challenging tramp. • Castle Hill – Marvel at, or abseil the limestone rock formations, then explore Cave Stream (DOC website lists equipment needed and warns against entering cave when river is high). • Darfield – McHughs Forest is an easy flat walk.

• Glentunnel’s millennium track starts at the 1870s stables and follows the old tram line to an abandoned mine or up a hill (80 minutes return). • Washpen Falls is a privately owned track which transverses a volcanic canyon then follows a creek to a waterfall. • Orton Bradley Park has short walks and tramps. • Little River Rail Trail is 45 kilometres

from Hornby to Little River; join at any point such as Motukarara, the old Kaituna Quarry, Birdlings Flat or Lake Forsyth. • Port Hills – Cycle tracks include Mount Vernon and Rapaki or cycle the Summit Road. • Prebbleton Nature Park is a short walk around an old shingle pit. • Springfield – Kowai Bush is an easy short walk through the remaining Beech trees of a once large forest. Cafes, wineries and art galleries: • Darfield – Check out Summer Collection at the Selwyn Gallery, browse the shops and relax over a coffee or meal. • Lincoln – View Fragile Blue Members’ Show at Liffey Gallery before lunching and strolling through town or around Tai Tapu. • Hororata and Sheffield – If pies are your fancy, hunt out the homemade pies in these towns. • Springfield – View the country’s biggest donut, take a stroll and have a snack at a café. • Banks Peninsula – Little River has cafés, art and silo accommodation; turn right before the township for the peninsula’s south east bays; turn left at the hilltop to access the north east bays for swimming and walkways; or continue onto French/ Colonial Akaroa for shopping, cafés, boat trips and places of historical interest.

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Start off the holiday season by attending the Christmas Twilight Market on Thursday, December 22. From 4pm to 7pm a variety of stalls will be offering Christmas goodies with Christmas music and carol singers from the Selwyn Community Choir creating the perfect atmosphere. You will find a present for everyone among the diverse range of stalls available, including handmade clothing, candles, pottery, art, cards, calendars, jewellery, wooden craft and soft toys –as well as a hot mulled spiced drink. For children, there will be a special visit from Santa between 4-6pm and fun children’s activities including face painting and hoola hoop fun with Fairy Sophie. There’s some great local food to be had, such as cheeses, olive oil, gluten free treats, pastries, artisan breads, preserves, wine, fresh fruit and vegetables, and colourful flowers and plants to decorate your home with during this festive season.

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Boating, fishing and windsurfing: • Lakes Coleridge, Georgina and Pearson are popular fishing or windsurfing spots. Lake Coleridge can be dangerous in nor’ westers so check the forecast before venturing out. • Waimakariri & Rakaia Rivers – Sea run salmon and trout may be caught in the Rakaia while the Waimakariri River is known for trout fishing and both rivers are popular for boating.

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Christmas – an evolving tradition The tradition of decorating the house, sharing food and beverages with family and friends and giving presents has evolved over time. For Christians, Christmas represents the coming of Christ and nativity scenes are often included in decorated homes, along with a star at the top of the Christmas tree. For Jewish people the end of November or December is the time they celebrate Hanukkah, marking the re-dedication of the holy Temple in Jerusalem, after it was won back from the Syrian-Greeks in 165 BC. Views differ on how the tree became a symbol of Christmas. Some link it to the Pagan marking of Winter Solstice, others to Saint Boniface, a monk in the 7th and 8th century who likened the fir tree to the Holy Trinity. Decorated Christmas trees are said to have originated in Germany in the 15th century or by Martin Luther in the 16th century. The monarchy introduced decorated Christmas trees to England; initially by Queen Charlotte then by Queen Victoria’s Prince Albert who established the trend there. The tradition of hanging stockings by the fireplace is linked to the legend of Saint Nicholas creeping down the chimney and slipping gold into them. Fifty years ago, Christmas trees were dressed with glass baubles, bells, stars,

change with the year. Less common are pine Christmas trees, which were New Zealand’s alternative to the fir tree that stands in many homes overseas such as in North America. Wreathes were hung on front doors to welcome guests into the home. Made from fresh Holly and Ivy, which were interwoven around the wreath they were decorated with small gold or silver painted pine cones, baubles, bows and a candle. Inside Mistletoe is still hung from doorway or ceiling, under which a kiss might be shared while vases of Christmas Lillies and bright red Bottlebrush and Pohutakawa flowers or pots of Poinsettias add to the Christmas theme. Christmas decorations are to be left up until after the twelfth night, the 5th or Christmas wreathes are hung on the 6th January and if not taken down then, front door to greet visitors to the home. should stay up for the year however those celebrating Candlemas may leave the decorations up until the 2nd February. Today it is not uncommon for the Taking Christmas decorations down colours and trimmings adorning before New Year is said to be bad luck. manufactured Christmas trees, to handmade decorations and streamers. Glitter sprayed on the pine needles added sparkle and crepe paper or foil streamers were hung across the ceilings and walls. Lights once seen mainly on Christmas trees now decorate the interiors and exteriors of homes with some amazing displays by a growing number of houses joining this tradition each year. Colours indicative of Christmas were traditionally green, red, gold and silver with the blue and white which we now see in decorations here, representing winter for those in the Northern Hemisphere.

Christmas Lillies, Bottle Brush and Pohutakawa flowers add to the Christmas theme.

Glass baubles are a traditional Christmas decoration. Saint Nicholas was the first Father Christmas.

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A holiday Christmas If heading on a road trip before Christmas your thoughts may not be just on packing togs and playthings but how you will fit Christmas presents and other gear needed for the holiday into the vehicle. Adding in a few items for decorating your destination may not take up much room and will add some sparkle to Christmas Day while keeping the young ones entertained making decorations to hang about. Packing some basics such as a can of silver or gold spray paint, crepe paper, balloons, string, and sheets of coloured cellophane, paper and thin cardboard will take up only a small amount of room and offer hours of fun for all. Add in some small candy Christmas canes to use as decorations before eating later. It is not uncommon to see caravans decked with lights round Christmas however, natural materials might also be used. Pine cones, driftwood, shells, stones and other interesting objects could be painted up with the budding artists going further than just spray painting to include pictures which might be drawn or cut from magazines and stuck on. Stars can be cut out of cardboard then glitter glued on and a short piece of string threaded through a hole on one point of each star so they can be hung up or on a Christmas tree.

Green Foliage and wild flowers can be arranged in bottles or makeshift vases, made by cutting the top off milk bottles which should be weighted down with some stones to stop them toppling over. These might also be decorated. Christmas collages could also be created and streamers made from loops of coloured paper linked together, or by cutting rolls of crepe paper into strips. These can be hung around the holiday home or inside the caravan awning while some tinsel might be wrapped around nearby trees and bushes or outside lights used to adorn the outdoors. If by the beach, task the children with collecting shells that have small holes in them to be thread onto a length string. Knot either side to hold them in place, then hung across an old fireplace or some other ideal spot. If part of a larger group of people, you might hold a competition with prizes for not only the most impressive display but also the most creative. It will add to the fun and Christmas spirit making for a great festive season. Christmas decorations at home need not be just purchased glossy baubles and the like. A personal touch may be added with some handmade items to adorn the house and tree. They will not only provide a sense of satisfaction for the creators of the pieces as well as proud parents but can also be packed away for use in future Festive Seasons.

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Securing your home over Christmas Your property is on the market. It has been advertised on the Internet and in newspapers. People know where the property is. Good reasons to beef up the security, especially if your home will be empty at some point over the holiday period. Security consciousness is always a good idea, even when a home is not on the market. It is especially worth addressing at this time of year so unwanted visitors cannot steal the presents under the Christmas tree or help themselves to yummy leftovers. With the rush of Christmas, it is easy to forget to organise the basics that help keep a property safe when you are not around. 1. If you have an alarm, set it. Delete alarm codes that have been given to workmen, delivery firms or the like. 2. Unlocked doors and open windows

make for an easy burglary so before leaving the house for a short or longer period, check that these are locked. 3. Ask a trusted neighbour to keep an eye on your property; clearing the letterbox, putting the rubbish bins out, drawing curtains; turning lights on and off and generally making the house look lived in. You could also fit timers to turn on lights. 4. If away for more than a week, organise for the front lawns to be cut by a friend, relative or lawn mowing contractor. 5. Cancel the newspaper, and mail if you are planning to be away for a decent period of time. 6. If the house is on the market, notify the real estate agent of your travel plans and find out how active they are going to be over that time, then inform a

neighbour who is likely to have a good view of comings and goings on your property. 7. Give neighbours your contact details for while you are away, and a key to a trusted neighbour, close relative or friend (supplying the latter’s contact details to your neighbours), in case of an emergency. For example, alarms can be activated by flies or spiders crawling across the sensors so having someone who can sort this is a good idea, as is spraying the house for flies before heading off. 8. Ensure all sensor lights are working and that back-up batteries in the alarm or smoke alarms are current. 9. Fit padlocks on your gates, letterbox and even the garage door. 10. Make sure your locks are reasonably burglar proof, fitting deadlocks to replace older style locks.

Cancel the newspaper & organise for your lawns to be cut while away.

11. Set your irrigation system timer to meet watering restrictions or ask a neighbour to turn the hose on your front lawn occasionally. 12. Set up an answerphone or answering system with your provider with a suitable message and one that does not indicate that you are away or out. A few precautions may help ensure the house is the way you left it when you arrive home. Have a happy holiday.

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Entertain alfresco style On warm summer days and nights, with soft furnishings. Some bright it is really nice socialising and dining cushions and throws will help create outdoors, soaking up the sun or enjoying a summery look or highlight the a shady spot with a gentle breeze. Christmas theme. Extend this to If you do not already have an outdoor the tableware, starting with a bright entertaining area, have a look around red or Christmas design table cloth, your yard for the best spot to locate your red or green napkins, and even a few barbecue and outdoor furniture. You may Christmas plates if you do not plan on even consider having two areas, to take the complete Christmas dinnerware account of wind direction at a particular package. A plastic table cloth might also time and allow for shade as the sun moves sit more firmly on the table. around. For a table centrepiece for more formal With established entertaining areas, outdoor dining, consider a Poinsettia look to see what jobs need doing and also in a pot or a Christmas wreath. Candles whether an extra area might be created may be used but will need to be securely for that morning coffee while reading the fixed in place and may not stay alight if newspaper, or to laze away and enjoy the there is even a slight breeze so a lantern company of others. maybe a better option. Outdoor furniture that has had little use Though a great camping favourite, it is over winter and spring is likely to have nice to step up from the usual sausages gathered dust, unwelcome insects and maybe mould or lichen. Give the barbecue and furniture a good hose down and even a scrub with some soapy water, so it is ready for any Christmas Day cooking and entertaining. Hose and sweep down any paving and decking too. The latter might also be given a fresh coat of stain as might any wooden furniture. Wreathes and potted Poinsettias are Add to the setting ideal as outdoor table centrepieces.

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on the barbecue at this time of year. Add a little gourmet with Prawn Kebabs, Whitebait patties, sautéed Shrimps or even Paua patties if you are fortunate enough to have a supply. Less exotic but always popular are marinated Chicken Nibbles and legs. Alternatively, rotisserie roast a chicken or warm a cooked ham over a low heat, for between thirty minutes to an hour (depending on the heat) to provide juicy hot meat that could simply be popped in a bread roll along with a little mustard or salad. For dessert, strawberries are almost a staple at this time of year. Top Meringues with cream and strawberries or Kiwifruit, or make up a bowl of Ambrosia or Fruit and Sponge Trifle and serve with icecream. All are quick and easy to prepare in advance and always go down well.

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HOME PROFESSIONALS Local timber business sees

growth in local market

With the Southern Motorway being extended to Rolleston, businesses fronting Main South Road must move their entrances to a new road that will run alongside the railway line. These changes have led to many businesses being revamped or new premises constructed and Mike and Jason at Canterbury Timber and Hardware are really excited that work has now begun on their new yard, at the rear of their existing site. Six years ago, Mike and Jason established their business after seeing a need for a timber and hardware supplier that provided a high level of customer service. Canterbury Timber & Hardware is a familiar site on the Main South Road, popular with locals and fencing contractors alike. Here you will be served by an owner who is happy to help;

something that is appreciated by those constructing a fence for the first time and seasoned fencers. They stand by what they supply providing another reason why this business has continued to grow. They have both worked in the timber industry all their working lives, giving them a thorough knowledge of timbers available and how each wood performs. They are only too happy to advise a customer on what is best for their needs, ensuring lasting satisfaction with whatever is constructed. As specialists in timber for residential fencing, lifestyle blocks, large farms and business premises, they stock everything from palings, posts, pickets, netting and wire fencing through to the hardware. This includes bolts, nails, hinges and fittings to secure gates which are all available at this one stop fencing shop.

Canterbury Timber & Hardware’s new site under development.

Canterbury Timber & Hardware sell fencing and decking supplies.

You can also purchase decking whether pine or hardwood, timber for landscaping for boxing up driveways, edging for around garden beds and materials for constructing a retaining wall and they are suppliers for Gallagher electric fencing. With a wide range of stock held in their yard and a close working relationship with local timber merchants making it easy to get timber delivered overnight, there will be no delay in securing the timber for when you want it. If wanting timber for a project over the holiday period, then why not head down to Canterbury Timber & Hardware. They are just a couple of minutes down the road from Intelligro, making it an easy hop from picking up your landscaping supplies whether it is soil, hard-fill or other materials, to collecting the timber for the job. If needed, they run a delivery

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service which stretches from Ashburton to North Canterbury and covers the whole of Christchurch city. Canterbury Timber & Hardware is located at 1304 Main South Road about three kilometres from Rolleston (towards the city). They are open Monday to Fridays, 7am-5pm and Saturdays, 8am-12 noon and can be contacted on: 347 7465 or by emailing: jason@cthl.co.nz.

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MY PRIDE & JOY

January is muscle car madness month

Steve Evans and the almost complete 1938 Barrel Nose Pick up.

People from around New Zealand and overseas will be attending the 27th Trillo Metals Muscle Car Madness event at the end of January. “Two hot rods are being shipped from America to Auckland by Kiwi Shipping, where they will tour their way down to the event, before continuing onto Bluff then back up to Taupo for another big car display,” explains Craig Stare, organiser of the Trillo Metals Muscle Car Madness event. Both cars are 1932 Ford Highboy Roadsters – one belonging to Lance Sandford from Tracy in California and the other owned by Dave Thomas from Westchester in Pennsylvania. The event organisers are also bringing out one of Craig’s favourite ‘rockabilly’ bands – the ‘Hillbilly Hellcats’ from Colorado. This band will play each day at around 2.30pm, as part of a ten band lineup that includes ‘Baxter’ from Australia, ‘Sign of the Firebird’, ‘Brothers Grimm’, ‘Sound Control’ and the ‘Wingers’, a great “little kids” band with an average age of just twelve years old. Launched only a few years ago, the extremely popular Saturday afternoon Retro Beauty Competition is likely to draw a great crowd, with classes for all ages including the ‘youngsters’. For

more information, contact Kaye, at kabellababy@gmail.com. This family oriented event has everything: craft and trade stalls; all types of food and drink; a licensed bar; a great array of sixties clothing; and souvenirs that include T-shirts in a range of 10 colours selling for just $25 that includes children’s sizes. In past years, over 1,200 cars have been on display each day, with the line-up changing over the two days; providing a good reason to purchase a discounted two-day ticket at $28. These will be available at the gate on the Saturday, during public hours only. Almost everything that can be thought of in the automotive world will be there while sixty members from Napier’s Marineland Street Rods are bringing thirty cars as part of their club’s 50th anniversary celebrations. Whether you like Falcons, Holdens, Mustangs, Camaros, classic cars, hot rods or ‘blood curdling’ muscle cars, they are sure to be in the show arena, along with a steadily growing number of classic motorcycles and choppers. People

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MOTORCARE PROFESSIONALS

Remember to have your vehicle checked

Bridgestone Tyre Centre in Rolleston.

There is so much to do at this busy time of year yet most of us just want to wind down, kick back and enjoy good times with family and friends in the sun. If travelling to a holiday destination, there is one task that should not be forgotten – ensuring the motor vehicle and any trailer or caravan to be towed, are fit for the journey ahead. There are good reasons for checking your vehicle’s tyres. Low or incorrect tyre pressure will lead to them wearing out more quickly and higher fuel consumption. If the tyres are worn to the point where they would not pass a warrant of fitness, they are dangerous as vehicle handling becomes difficult, with stopping in time harder as the vehicle skids along the road. Check the spare tyre too as it will be no help when changing a puncture if it is flat too. The wheel alignment should also be assessed. If all wheels are not aligned they wear unevenly affecting how they behave when cornering and braking, and wearing out more quickly. Brakes too, are critical for stopping quickly, especially when travelling at higher speeds so having these checked to ensure they are up to the job, is a given. Something we often forget to look at are the water and oil levels yet none of us want radiator or engine damage while having the battery checked is also worthwhile. An examination of your vehicle’s roadworthiness and mechanical reliability can be quickly carried out by Bridgestone Tyre Centre in Rolleston. This one-stop shop sells tyres for cars, four-wheel drives,

vans and commercial vehicles (with retreads available for the latter) as well as batteries and they have a car grooming service, which might also make a nice Christmas present. Bridgestone Tyre Centre can complete any mechanical repairs including wheel alignment and balancing, a warrant of fitness, puncture repairs and general vehicle servicing with a high level of customer service that includes the use of a courtesy car. There is a comfortable waiting room with a children’s corner, free coffee or hot chocolate, television and a massage chair. They also have a 24 hour fleet service. Their fully qualified mechanic who has been a Rolleston local for the last fifteen years has 25 years’ experience and their wheel alignment technician brings 14 years’ industry experience to his position. The team at Bridgestone Tyre Centre wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Bridgestone Tyre Centre can be found at 847 Jones Road (just over the railway lines from Rolleston). They are open Monday-Friday, 7.30am-5pm and Saturday mornings, 9am-12noon; and over Christmas, being closed just for the statutory holidays. You can call to make a booking on 347 4702 or 0800 838 973. Spend over $100 and they will give you a present.

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Outlander is also a fuel thrifty vehicle. Mitsubishi rate it with a 7.2-litre per 100km/h (39mpg) combined cycle average, and that fitted with the comprehensive trip computer display in the car, it was constantly registering around 8.8l/100km (32mpg) with a 6l/100km (47mpg) instantaneous reading at 100km/h (engine speed 1900rpm). I didn’t venture off-road in the test car, but I did take to a series of badly corrugated shingle roads near Hororata and can report it has spring and damper rates which absorb well the big hits, thus providing the occupants with a controlled and comfortable ride. When it comes time to tackle a quick corner or two the Outlander feels stable and strong through the steering. Body movement is noticeable, but it is well controlled. The Outlander has been a huge success story for Mitsubishi, and that level of acceptance doesn’t appear to be waning. I guess some of its appeal can be attributed to Mitsubishi’s comprehensive 10-year warranty programme, but also the fact it is a versatile seven-seater which is big but not oversize. When it comes time to go full force into another generation model, Mitsubishi will be well aware the current Outlander is going to be a hard act to follow.

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SALE AND SUPPLY OF ALCOHOL ACT 2012 SECTION 101 Michael David Brown (Owner/ Director, 81 Lower Camside Road, Kaiapoi) has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Selwyn for the renewal of a Off Licence in respect of the premises situated at 45c South Terrace, Darfield known as Thirsty Liquor Darfield. The general nature of the business conducted under the licence: Bottle Store. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are: Monday-Sunday 9am-9pm. The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Selwyn District Licensing Committee at C/- Food and Health Standards (2006) Ltd 140 Wordsworth Street, Sydenham, Christchurch. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the grant of the application may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with The Secretary, Selwyn District Licensing Committee, C/- Food and Health Standards (2006) Ltd, PO Box 7469, Christchurch 8240. No objection to the renewal of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 131 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. This is the second publication of this notice. This notice was first published on 13th December, 2016.

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Notice of the Final Determinations of the Minister for Land Information on Official Geographic Names Pursuant to sections 20(2) and 20(3) of the New Zealand Geographic Board (Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa) Act 2008, the Minister for Land Information made final determinations on 29 November 2016 to alter the existing geographic names listed below, which took effect on 15 December 2016, being their date of publication in the New Zealand Gazette. For further information see: http://www.linz.govt.nz/regulatory/place-names/recentplace-name-decisions-and-place-names-interest/ Schedule Canterbury Land District Kānuka Hills

Hills

A group of hills approximately 3.5 km long trending north-south bounded by Camp Stream to the north and Esk River to the south. Approximately 15 km northeast of Waimakariri River in the foothills of Southern Alps / Kā Tiritiri o te Moana. NZTopo50BV22 207422 to 215394 (heights 1110m to 914m). Alteration of name and extent from Nigger Hill (recorded name).

Pūkio Stream

Stream

A stream flowing south from Mount Turnbull on The Candlesticks (range) to Esk River, through Lochinvar Forest Conservation Area. Approximately 15km northeast of Waimakariri River in the foothills of Southern Alps / Kā Tiritiri o te Moana. NZTopo50BV22 221542 (source) to 228384 (confluence). Alteration from Nigger Stream (recorded name).

Tawhai Hill

Hill

A 1395m hill rising above the northern shores of Lake Sumner within Lake Sumner Forest Park, in the foothills of Southern Alps / Kā Tiritiri o te Moana. NZTopo50-BU22 349757. Alteration from Niggerhead (recorded name).

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1st XI XV Boys First Rugby 2016 Football 2015 The 2016 season was one of highs and lows for the Lincoln 1st XV. On the negative side, they had their worst season in terms of results with only one win and a draw. On the positive side, the team had fantastic community support, grew in strength and determination throughout the season and they were also featured on Sky Sports 1st XV rugby programme playing Ashburton College. The season didn’t get off to the best of starts, with only eight of the expected dozen players from 2015 available to be selected. Most had left school but there were also long term injuries. To make matters worse, during the pre-season campaign there was a season ending injury and some shorter but very troublesome injuries meaning, that the team didn’t hit the start of the UC Championship as well prepared as everyone hoped for. In fact it was well into the season before all the players returning from the 2015 season actually made it on to the paddock in the same game. Despite this, the team worked hard to improve their skills throughout the season and they played with courage

and determination against some much bigger sides. Every team they played, discovered that the score didn’t reflect the physicality of the game. The 1st XV had 6 players selected for the Ellesmere Under 18 side. They also had 3 selected for Country Under 18s and 3 were loan players for the Mid Canterbury Under 18 team. 1 player was selected for both the Ellesmere and Country Under 16 sides. MVP for 2016 was Brett Gillan for the determined way in which he played every game. Regan Kay was the most promising player and finally Duncan Finlayson received the cup for Contribution to the 1st XV for the way in which he organised the team both on and off the field.

Duncan Finlayson, Brett Gillan and Regan Kay at prizegiving

The team would sincerely like to thank all their sponsors for this season, especially Challenge Lincoln, Wood’n’Tree, Canon Hygiene, Placemakers Hornby and Pak’nSave Moorhouse Ave. Without your support the season would have been much harder. Thanks also to all our families and individual sponsors.

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OFTEN SOUGHT, SELDOM FOUND These properties are being marketed individually but due to the fact the property is currently being run as one, the option does exist to purchase the two properties together if you are looking for more scope and a larger land holding.

Price by Negotiation

• 8ha (sub-dividable) bare land block currently set up as a harness racing training facility • 4 ha block with fully renovated 285m2, 4 bedroom bungalow See inside for further information.

Chris Moore Contact: Mobile: 027 288 0563

Email: chris.moore@propertybrokers.co.nz www.chrismoorerealestate.co.nz

Property ID: ROL53325

Address: Berketts Road, Weedons

Viewing by negotiations.

Ange brought her favourite orange lights to us. So we worked with her to build a colour palette around them.

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REAL ESTATE SPECIALISTS Taunton Gardens

177 Davidsons Road, Lincoln

Historic and Iconic! Forget all previous pricing. Due to a change in circumstances and the next season now approaching faster than anticipated, motivation to sell this piece of Canterbury history is at an all-time high! Lot 1 consists of 2.59ha (approx.) inclusive of all buildings. Price $1,900, 000 (plus GST if any). Or build your dream home on Lot 2 the adjoining 5ha bare land. Price negotiable from $550,000 (plus GST if any). Land areas are subject to final survey. Our instructions are clear, make no mistake, this property must now be sold! Contact Mike Goatley for further information on how this stunning property could be yours.

ONE MORE LISTED!

By NEgOTIaTION

56 Watsons Road, Leeston

By NEgOTIaTION

Lifestyle Living in Lincoln! This lovely lifestyle property offers an excellent opportunity to anyone wanting to escape the city, but still be within commuting distance to amenities. Beautifully presented this three double bedroom home offers comfortable living in a serene setting. Neutral décor throughout means you can move straight in and personalise to suit. Ranchsliders from the living area open up to a fantastic landscaped entertaining area. Situated on a fantastic 14688sqm block, this property has 2 road entrances, 2 paddocks plus a separate double garage. Don’t delay – properties like this are few and far between – contact Mike now for your opportunity to view.

By NEgOTIaTION

Enchanting Middlerigg Country Estate Resplendently positioned on a sizeable 5.028 ha section, this gracious home of incomparable beauty exudes timeless appeal, and over the years, has been skilfully updated and lovingly enhanced to retain every ounce of its traditional elegance and reflect the enduring charm of yesteryear while offering modern living convenience. Five bedrooms plus a study provide plenty of accommodation options, along with two elegant bathrooms, and an array of separate formal and informal living areas. Rich in character and encompassed by a supreme country setting, this property offers unparalleled lifestyle living. Located within 20 minutes commute time from Rolleston, 5 minutes from Leeston, schooling and conveniences, providing an enviable offering with broad appeal for many buyers. Contact Mike for more information.

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Thanks you for your support in 2016. We appreciate that. Wishing you all a restful break and an awesome New Year! From Mike & team at One Agency Real Estate Specialists

Mike Goatley 027 249 5561

Chris Finnerty 021 274 6041

Trevor McIvor 027 444 2814

Nicola Curtis Administrator

Julz Sibbe Administrator

68 Rolleston Drive, Rolleston 0800 645 346 www.oneagencyres.co.nz

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RURAL | LIFESTYLE | RESIDENTIAL

Licenced under REAA 2008

Space To Enjoy With Potential Plus

Greendale

´Ambervale´ Offering Options

West Melton

This well-presented larger lifestyle property offers options galore on 10.1350 hectares. The home has large open-plan living with a separate family snug, three bedrooms, family bathroom, en suite, walk-in robe, laundry and extra toilet. Excellent outdoor living and entertaining with garaging adjacent to the home along with a three-bay shed with a sleepout attached. There are seven fenced paddocks and the vendors have been rearing calves for sale. A simply excellent lifestyle property and the location allows for an easy commute into the city and the international airport.

$835,000

Lifestyle property of 4ha with a permanent material homestead set back from the road and set in a mature garden setting. It is offering open-plan kitchen/dining/family living with a separate formal lounge, three bedrooms, master with en suite and an office. Out in the yard area is a three-bay (one bay lock-up) shed with power, a small cool store, chook house and seven tunnel houses. The property has its own well with a consent to irrigate to 2033. A great opportunity here to grow a crop of your choice and very close to Christchurch city and the international airport.

$925,000

www.pggwre.co.nz ID: DAR25073

Athol Earl

Sales Manager/Auctioneer M 027 437 6298

Plus GST (if any) OPEN HOME Sunday 1.00-1.30pm

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Min Cookson B 03 341 4301 M 027 249 5417

Plus GST (if any)

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Sam Davidson

Karen Hennessy

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rolleston@propertybrokers.co.nz 03 929 0306

Hastings McLeod Limited Licensed under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008

BARE BLOCK ON CLINTONS

BY NEGOTIATION DARFIELD 1682 Clintons Road

SEE MORE ON SEYMOUR

WEB ID ROU52181

BY NEGOTIATION WEB ID ROU53032

HORNBY 5 Seymour Street

An incredible opportunity has arisen to purchase a 2 hectare, bare block of land on the ever-popular, Clintons Road. Private, rear section with mountain views.

This 3 bedroom, fully renovated 1900’s home is filled with character. Extensive works have already been completed, meaning you can move right in and reap the benefits. New paint inside and out, light fittings, drapes, carpets and flooring, even sliders off the living and dining, out onto your covered outdoor deck area. There is too much to list! Fully fenced, private section with a secure carport, OSP and garden shed, established gardens and landscaping. VIEW By Appointment

Build your dream home and reap the benefits of owning a lifestyle block, without sacrificing proximity to township, town water supply, and rubbish collection. Ideally situated between Bangor Road and Mulholland Drive. Viewing is a must! Interested parties advised to act quickly. Call today to arrange a time. VIEW By Appointment

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BIG IS GOOD!

Mobile 027 364 7958 Office 03 929 0306 lucinda@propertybrokers.co.nz

BUYERS $420,000+ LEESTON 35 Leeston Lake Road

PERMANENT RETREAT

WEB ID ROU52858

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Sarah Yeates

WEB ID ROU52823

ROLLESTON 21 Fernham Way

Sarah Yeates

Mobile 027 447 2719 Office 03 929 0306 sarahy@propertybrokers.co.nz

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BUYERS $539,000+

Cleverly designed to exacting standards and perfectly positioned on its private 545m2 rear section, those looking for the right mix of comfort, style and easy-living will find it right here. • Quality 178m2 home with extra-height ceilings • Open plan with 2 cosy living areas • Designer kitchen, stone benchtops and walk in pantry • Fully-tiled showers, Italian tapware & luxury freestanding bath • Gas Real Fire, heat pump & solar ready • Secure, fully-fenced & alarmed VIEW By Appointment

BY NEGOTIATION

Set in the Okuti Valley amongst 3 acres of gorgeous botanic gardens, stream ways and walking tracks this enchanting 8ha property will tug at the heartstrings and take you to another world. The recently renovated, spacious 3 bedroom home is perfectly positioned for maximum sun and stunning views. Double-glazing, bathroom, carpet, tiling, painting, huge log burner and outdoor decking. There is also a self-contained cottage, 2 bay shed and large dog run. An original woolshed and accompanying stockyards add to the charm of the property along with 5 paddocks of varying sizes and contours. VIEW By Appointment

• 4 bedrooms and large sunroom, office or 5th bedroom • HUGE 1454m2 section • Spacious open plan living areas • New carpet throughout • Tiled entrance and bathroom • Gas hot water • Heat pump, panel heaters, HRV system • Large and sunny outdoor deck • Established gardens and vegetable patch • Playground area with super solid fort • Modern versatile double garage 5 VIEW By Appointment

Mobile 027 447 2719 Office 03 929 0306 sarahy@propertybrokers.co.nz

THIS IS THE ONE....

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BY NEGOTIATION WEST MELTON 32 Shepherd Ave

WEB ID ROU52695

Thinking rural living, but not ready to leave the comforts of town behind? – then look no further. • 231m2 home on huge 3106m2 section • Open plan kitchen/dining/living • Master with ensuite and WIR • Separate living with gas fire • Double glazing, heat pump, full insulation • Rural outlook and quality views VIEW By Appointment

4 Chris Moore

Mobile 027 288 0563 Office 03 929 0306 chris.moore@propertybrokers.co.nz

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$1,150,000 WEST MELTON 2/197 Lawford road

WEB ID ROL51876

This quality 5 year old, 302m2 home on Lawford Road, West Melton, offers a fantastic opportunity for those looking for a quality lifestyle property in a highly sought after location. • Open plan kitchen/dining with large bi-fold doors • Dbl sided wood burner and heatpump • Master with WIR and ensuite • BBQ area complete with outdoor fire • 3 car garaging and fully self-contained 1 bedroom granny flat • 4ha of land, 3 bay implement shed and multiple smaller sheds VIEW By Appointment

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WEB ID ROL52703 LITTLE RIVER 308 Reynolds Valley Road

For those wanting space to spread out both inside and out here is a fantastic opportunity to purchase a large family home on an enormous section. Just check out these super-sized features:

NO EXPENSE SPARED!

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Lucinda Ebbett

Mobile 027 364 7958 Office 03 929 0306 lucinda@propertybrokers.co.nz

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Mobile 027 288 0563 Office 03 929 0306 chris.moore@propertybrokers.co.nz

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LIFESTYLE rolleston@propertybrokers.co.nz 03 929 0306

Hastings McLeod Limited Licensed under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008

CHARACTER CHARM, MODERN QUALITY

WEB ID ROL53325

WEEDONS 88 Berketts Road A real feel of country charm! Set upon 4ha, fenced into 9 horse proof paddocks, this delightful property offers all of the benefits of modern living whilst retaining all of the character of its era. Completely renovated internally and externally in 2007, this does provide a unique opportunity. The home is beautifully set up for large families; the open plan dining/living space is complete with a modern kitchen and offers a quality family space. The separate lounge complete with gas fire offers both privacy and a fantastic entertainment area. Large master bedroom includes ensuite and walk in robe

and 3 additional good sized bedrooms plus an office allow room for families of all sizes. 4 heatpumps, a gas fire plus a log burner, full insulation and double glazing throughout means that this will be a warm dry and comfortable home all year round. The additional 2 bedroom, 130m2 self contained flat is an added bonus.

BY NEGOTIATION

VIEW By Appointment

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Chris Moore

Mobile 027 288 0563 Office 03 929 0306 chris.moore@propertybrokers.co.nz

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OFTEN SOUGHT, SELDOM FOUND

WEB ID ROL53329

WEEDONS 58 Berketts Road Here we present a rare opportunity to purchase an 8ha bare land block complete with excellent equine facilities. This property bisects State Highway 1, & a private lane off Berketts Road, offering fantastic exposure, but complete with private, quiet building sites. Currently set up as a harness racing training facility, this property is complete with a modern, 390m2, 12 horse stable complex, a Magnum 6 horse walker & a 750 metre grit fast work track. Fenced into 12 horse safe paddocks, a 3 bay hay/implement shed & a set of cattle yards complete the facilities. Current zoning rules do allow for future subdivision of

BY NEGOTIATION

this block providing the opportunity to either purchase & VIEW By Appointment enjoy the facilities or capitalise on this subdivision potential yourself. Whilst available for sale individually, the option does exist to purchase the neighbouring 4ha property (see listing ROL53325) together for someone seeking an existing dwelling & looking for more scope.

www.propertybrokers.co.nz

Chris Moore

Mobile 027 288 0563 Office 03 929 0306 chris.moore@propertybrokers.co.nz


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Rolleston 43 Beaumont Drive

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Rolleston 67 Brookside Road

3 car garaging & a family size floorplan

Motivated & Already On The Move!

Designed with modern living in mind, this 251m2 home offers fabulous internal accommodation, much sought after drivethru triple car garaging & an easy care 690m2 section. Enjoying two sun filled flowing living areas that extend out on to three separate patio areas, this home has the perfect spot in which to relax any time of the day whether it be inside or out. More than just an efficient work space, the crisp white kitchen with its granite bench top, 90cms oven & walk in scullery is a show piece & centre for entertaining. 4 generously proportioned bedrooms, a beautiful bathroom & luxurious ensuite with double tiled shower. To top things off, 2 heat pumps & a log burner provide year round comfort.

Our vendors of this much loved family home are on the move, so if you want to be in before Christmas this newly reduced property could be for you! From the tiled entryway you are lead into the spacious open plan living area, you also have the added bonus of a Woodsman log fire, HRV system & a heat pump. Two sets of French doors open out to a patio, a large deck & established low maintenance garden. A well organised kitchen offers plenty of storage & bench space. There are 2 double bedrooms & a spacious master containing an ensuite & WIR. The sizable second bedroom also has direct access to the main bathroom, while the 4th single bedroom could also work well as a play room or study.

Rolleston 31 Sheridan Drive MAIN HOME 260m2 - Built in 2008 (approx) • 4 great sized bedrooms + home office. • Open plan living/dining/kitchen area + large formal lounge. • 3 car garaging, separate laundry with built in storage room. • Ducted heat pump system (on 2 units), surround sound throughout, automated irrigation, undertile heating, central vacuum system & security system. COTTAGE 82m2 - Built in 2013 • Large master bedroom and single bedroom. • Open plan living with a heat pump. • Mono-pitch roof, laundry, surround sound and gas connection to the side of the house. All of this positioned on a 2658m2 section - call now!

rwrolleston.co.nz

For Sale Offers over $629,000 View Call to view over the holiday period www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22687 rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22687 Sarah Booth 027 527 8258 sarah.booth@raywhite.com Brendan ’Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733 Rolleston Office 03 347 9988 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

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For Sale Offers over $469,000 View Call to view over the holiday period rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22622 www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22622 Emma George 027 555 0568 emma.george@raywhite.com Dwayne Bloomfield 021 163 9874 dwayne.bloomfield@raywhite.com Rolleston Office 03 347 9988 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

Rolleston 3 Vasari Grange

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See it, Love it, Buy it!

For Sale $965,000 View Call to view over the holiday period www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22616 rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22616 Leisa Webster 027 722 5537 leisa.webster@raywhite.com Rolleston Office 03 347 9988 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

Finally, a home that ticks all the boxes! Have you been spending your weekends searching for a home that not only offers the space you crave, but an ideal location, and all the modern conveniences of a new home? Look no further. Offering four bedrooms, two bathrooms, spacious living and a wonderfully sunny, fully secure section of 777sqm - this one has it all. Year round comfort is assured by the heat pump, log burner, heat transfer system and double glazing - but if you do venture out, you will find the Rolleston shops, community and early childhood centres all within easy walking distance. Recently re-carpeted and beautifully presented for sale - this home is ready for you to view!

For Sale Offers over $529,000 View Call to view over the holiday period www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22684 rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22684 Melanie Elliott 027 635 2643 melanie.elliott@raywhite.com Rolleston Office 03 347 9988 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)


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New Listing

Family Flat

Rolleston 26 Blue Jean Avenue Set your scene on Blue Jean! This contemporary, near-new 4 bedroom home is ready for the taking. With a stylish monochromatic theme throughout, bring your personal touch & your family to this diverse space. Boasting four bedrooms, a rumpus (with hidden wall bed) room & an annex attached for guest or relatives, this home has it all. The annex is self-contained with open plan kitchen & lounge, adjoining bedroom & ensuite. The main home is an entertainers dream - offset pantry from the trendy black & white kitchen. ’Fisher & Paykel’ & ’Studio Solari’ appliances, with a well-designed lighting system throughout. Double glazing, sensor lights for eco-efficiency & USB charge points throughout the property making it easy to stay on the go. It’s an entertainers dream stepping into the courtyard - black & white pavers adding an artistic feel to the area & an alluring spot under the shade sails for those hot days and long nights upon us this summer. Pick up the phone now - so you can view this stylish home!

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For Sale Offers over $775,000 View Wednesday 21 Dec 6.00pm - 6.30pm Call to view over the holiday period rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22691 www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22691 Brendan ’Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733 brendan.shefford@raywhite.com Sarah Booth 027 527 8258 sarah.booth@raywhite.com Rolleston Office 03 347 9988 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

Rolleston 4 Peel Close Want garaging without a higher price tag?.... You’re sure to get excited about this home if fabulous garaging, secure off street parking & a spacious home are what you are after! The over sized triple car garaging will house your prized car collection, whilst the boat or caravan can be safely parked behind closed gates. Entering the property, you will appreciate the internal size of the home which, at around 238m2, offers generous open plan living with a kitchen that the chef in the family will love, a large formal lounge, a huge master bedroom with ensuite & WIR, together with 3 further bedrooms, a family bathroom + separate laundry. Situated on a 795m2 section in a cul-de-sac location & within easy walking distance to local amenities, this has got to be great buying at this price level.

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For Sale Offers over $549,000 View Call to view over the holiday period www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22681 rwrolleston.co.nzRLL22681 Brendan ’Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733 brendan.shefford@raywhite.com Sarah Booth 027 527 8258 sarah.booth@raywhite.com Rolleston 03 347 9988 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

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Rolleston 39 Tiny Hill Drive This home is an absolute winner for any discerning buyer, with trendy decor, modern interior styling & a fantastic layout. Stepping inside, a gorgeous custom wood kitchen is the heart of the home & overlooks the main living & dining areas. A separate lounge complements this space, & provides another stacker door out to the rear garden & patio area. Buyers of all ages will appreciate the 755sqm section, with room for a game of backyard rugby or adding your own touches to the landscaping. With 4 well proportioned bedrooms, 2 lovely bathrooms, including the stunning tiled ensuite, plus a separate laundry, the practicalities of everyday life are covered. This home will be the perfect start for 2017, so be sure to call now to view!

Rolleston 48B Lewis Crescent

4A2C2F2I

rwrolleston.co.nz

3A1F2I

Privacy and Tranquility!

For Sale $630,000 View Call to view over the holiday period www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22680 rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22680 Leesa Barrie 027 947 1200 leesa.barrie@raywhite.com Brendan ’Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733 Rolleston Office 03 347 9988 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

4A2C2F2I

Your new family home awaits Instantly appealing with its classical linea cladding, this 4 bedroom home has fabulous living spaces, spacious bedrooms, a tiled ensuite, child & pet friendly section & lots more! The kitchen is crisp, with a pop of colour & plenty of bench space, whilst the living areas flow seamlessly into each other. The sunny outdoor patio provides the perfect place to sit back & relax. Here, you can also watch the little ones play in the fully fenced 692sqm section. With double glazing, a heat pump & DVS system, you will be comfortable all year round. Add to this a fabulous price tag & you have the perfect family home. Our vendors of this much loved home are on the move, so its time to make it yours!

Rolleston 10B Masefield Drive

For Sale Offers over $539,000 View Call to view over the holiday period www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22669 rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22669 Leesa Barrie 027 947 1200 leesa.barrie@raywhite.com Brendan ’Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733 Rolleston Office 03 347 9988 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

This immaculate 3 bedroom home is sited on a pristine 531m2 section which benefits from easy care gardens that have been lovingly maintained. The home itself offers an open plan kitchen/living/dining room that opens out to the outdoor patio and entertaining area. The bathroom and separate toilet are fresh and crisp while a separate laundry benefits from extra storage. Behind the double internal access double garage is a utility area where you will find the clothesline, garden shed and an extra covered area which is ideal to use as a hot house. Located close to the shops, cafes and school, yet offering privacy and tranquility, this home is sure to be a winner, so don’t delay, view today!

For Sale Offers over $459,000 View Call to view over the holiday period www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22685 rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22685 Amanda Cherry 0272 244 733 amanda.cherry@raywhite.com Brendan ’Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733 Rolleston Office 03 347 9988 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

Rolleston 32 Riverstone Drive

4A2F3I

This beautifully designed 269m2 home captures all day sun & has a layout that has taken modern day living needs on board. It is well positioned to take full advantage of its fabulous indoor/outdoor flow to the covered outdoor entertaining area and garden. Centrally located, the expertly Offers over $749,000 View Call to view over the holiday period planned kitchen certainly has the ’wow’ factor with its www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22596 rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22596 extensive work tops, impressive cupboard space, 90cms oven & walk in pantry with sink. There are many sought after Sarah Booth 027 527 8258 features you’ll appreciate, which include superior tiled sarah.booth@raywhite.com bathrooms, a separate laundry, 4 fabulously proportioned Brendan ’Big Red’ Shefford bedrooms, feature skylights, a log burner & two heat pumps 027 224 4733 Rolleston Office 03 347 9988 for year round comfort and hugely desirable 3 car garaging Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd with drive-thru. Don’t wait too long - call now to view! LICENSED (REAA 2008)

For Sale


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For Sale OPEN HOME

Lincoln

Darfield

Price

Price

Offers over $629,000

$724,000 including GST

Contact

Contact

Tracy Stevenson 027 543 9029

Kerin Pitkethley 027 698 7453

83 Heathridge Place 734m2

Open Homes Sunday 18 December, Wednesday 28 December, Sunday 8 January and 15 January 2.30 to 3.00pm. Three bedrooms, master with en suite. Open-plan living with modern kitchen, great outdoor living spaces. Wider than normal hall and doorways for ease of access. Four car garaging plus workshop. Close to local schools and shops. | Property ID LN1480

16 Piako Drive 5,005m2

Big Is Beautiful. Four bedrooms, two living, two bathrooms plus shower room. Fully double glazed, with log fire on wet back, heat transfer unit and under-floor heating in living, kitchen and bathrooms. Covered verandah, internal access double garage, large vegetable garden and greenhouse. EQC repairs have been completed. Close to local schools and shops, easy city commute. | Property ID DA1717

Loburn

62 Yaxleys Road 4.6 Hectares

MERRY

Price $675,000 plus GST (if any)

Contact Ron Ferguson 027 498 6256

Impressive Lifestyle. Established, exceptionally well maintained property. Three/four double bedroom brick home, en suite, second bathroom, open-plan living/dining, new carpet, rumpus/storage room, log fire with wet back. North-facing to capture all-day sun and set in stunning setting with sweeping lawns and orchard. Easy Rangiora or Christchurch commute. | Property ID RA1731

TO ALL OUR VALUED CLIENTS WISHING YOU A SAFE AND HAPPY TIME OVER THE FESTIVE SEASON AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO BEING OF ASSISTANCE TO YOU ALL IN 2017.

Licensed under REAA 2008

New Stage Now Open Home sites from 480m2 - 705m2 Priced from $175,000

First National Real Estate

Sue Mullins 021 244 1325

Barry O’Neill 021 364 422

Visit Us Onsite Cnr Birches Rd & Craig Thompson Dr, Lincoln, 7 days Noon - 4pm

Progressive

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Your guide to Show Homes & New Sections in the Selwyn District

Marketing your property – what does it mean? Marketing a property is more than presentation and advertising. Conceptually, marketing is identifying what prospective buyers are looking for then providing this. For example, larger homes and sections may appeal more to families. Young couples starting out, generally have tight budgets leading them to smaller properties, while older people may be looking to downsize. Brand new has a particular appeal however there will always be a market for established homes. Having a picture in your mind of the type of buyer will help in determining the features to emphasise. If repairs and maintenance need to be carried out before putting the property on the market, seek the advice of a real estate agent. They can advise on what tasks are worth completing and what might be unnecessary expense. Installing a new kitchen or changing the carpet may lift the house but will the expense be recouped in the sale price? On the other hand, modernising an outdated kitchen or bathroom could make a huge difference to the look of the place. Avoid going overboard unless the capital value of properties in the area justifies this. Real estate agents are in contact with prospective buyers so aware of what they are looking for. Draw on their expertise and advice to help make the most of the selling opportunity. Establishing a relevant and fair price for a property is important. Most agents calculate this based on the price properties in the area have sold for,

and what a particular property has to offer. A unique or exceptional property may justify a higher price, though run-down properties can gain more than they appear to merit. This might be due to the area or other factors that suggest a good investment. When promoting a property, mix it up and be creative so your property stands out from the rest. TradeMe is a must; checked by most people looking to buy. Present the features the property offers as benefits to potential buyers. Erect a sign outside the property. People stop and look at photographs and this might spark sufficient interest for them to visit an open home. Spending a fortune on massive advertising campaigns in every media might seem a way to attract potential buyers but may be an unnecessary expense without the return. A better philosophy could be a little often. This will depend on the value of the property, your budget and how best to reach target buyers. Buyer perception is also significant. For example, properties that sit for a while can become stale. Resting the property by taking it off the market for a short time, then relisting perhaps in spring or when sales in the area appear to lift a little, can make a difference. However, if a property does not sell immediately there is no need for panic or dropping the price. It may simply be that the right buyer has not yet come along. If the mix is right your property will sell.

A new home, complete on your section for only $376,900! incl GST Marbella 232m2 Brick exterior cladding

Just one example from our range of plans.

Builders of superior homes.

Plans are viewable in high resolution digital at artisanhomes.co.nz Let Rob and his team work with you to produce your own unique plan.

Built to last.

Silver medal winner in Registered Master Builders 2016 House of the Year Awards

Office & Show Home: 5 Broomleigh Drive, Faringdon, Rolleston Phone: 03 374 9172 or Rob: 021 324 876 E-mail - robin@artisanhomes.co.nz


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M-A ‘The MATSON & ALLAN REAL ESTATE LIMITED

ROLLESTON - 15 Delamare Way

n y w l Se Experts’ FINE CONTEMPORARY LIVING

• Main Residence - 4 Bedrooms, 2 Living, 1 bathroom, 1 separate toilet , 2 ensuite • Flat - 1 Bedroom, 1 Living, 1 bathroom • Stunning family residence positioned to catch all day sun in Kajens Estate • Stunning Kitchen, of which there are 2 in the main home incorporating quality appliances • Good choice of living areas which flow seamlessly out to their own private entertaining areas • Private inground heated self cleaning pool • Built to high specification from LED lighting, central vacuum system, high end carpet & drapes, underfloor heating tiles and a dedicated gym with sauna • Large double internal access garage, car port and ample parking available

• Architecturally designed with northern aspect • Block, cedar & Hebel exterior • 3 double sized bedrooms • Beautifully specified bathrooms • Designer kitchen • Open plan living opens to private outdoor entertaining • Good heating with gas fire, double glazing, insulation & heatpumps • Study nook • Separate laundry • Double internal access garaging • Generously sized and well landscaped 840m2

Price: Neg Over $1,195,000 View: www.marealestate.co.nz/069

Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576 or Susan Davis Mb 027 662 2751

ROLLESTON - 3 Melville Crescent

ROLLESTON - 30 Seymour Drive

HIGHLY DESIRABLE FAMILY RESIDENCE

SPACIOUS AND STYLISH FOUR BEDROOM HOME

• 4 generous bedrooms • Spacious master suite with WIR and ensuite • Modern and sleek kitchen with walk in pantry • Private 982m² landscaped irrigated section • 2 car garaging with drive through • Separate laundry

Price: Neg Over $629,000 View: www.marealestate.co.nz/072

Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576 or Susan Davis Mb 027 662 2751

• 211m² 4 bedroom home • 2 large living areas • Kitchen with large walk in pantry • Master with WIR & ensuite • North facing 640m² section • LED lighting & ample storage • Drive through garage • Few mins drive from supermarkets, medical centre & schools

Price: Neg Over $649,000 View: www.marealestate.co.nz/056

Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576 or Susan Davis Mb 027 662 2751

Price: Neg Over $549,000 View: www.marealestate.co.nz/021

Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576 or Susan Davis Mb 027 662 2751

ROLLESTON - 5 Wedgewood Row

Rolleston Lifestyle Sections

LOOKING FOR COUNTRY CHARM IN THE TOWNSHIP? • 1397m² secure section • 2 living areas • Separate lounge with log burner • 4 bedrooms - master with ensuite • Separate laundry • Double internal access garage • Ample parking • Fantastic location • Walking distance to Clearview School

• 36 Lifestyle sections from 2500 – 7000m² • The perks of town and country living • Unique environmental focus • Not previously available • Full services

Price: Neg Over $585,000 View: www.marealestate.co.nz/087

Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576

Price Range: $375,000 to $520,000 View:

www.colesfields.co.nz or 0508 sections

Andrew Taylor Mb 027 435 5930 andrew@marealestate.co.nz

IRWELL - 451 Lake Road South

YALDHURST - 613 Pound Road

THE LIFESTYLE DREAM ON 3793M²

ENJOY THE LOCATION AND INVEST IN THE FUTURE • 3 double bedrooms • Open plan kitchen/dining & separate lounge • HRV system & 2 heat pumps • Double garage & excellent outbuildings • Sand arena, undercover wash down area & tack room • Well subdivided paddocks with central lane • Close to Airport & City

• Established mini lifestyle property • 3 double bedroom 120m² home • Modern kitchen & large living with log burner • Nestled amongst cottage gardens • Abundant fruit trees, large chicken run & 2 sheep/stock paddocks • Excellent opportunity for gate sales of produce as a side-line • Large garage & stand-alone sleepout/ hideaway with its own toilet

Price: Neg Over $949,000 & GST (if any) View: www.marealestate.co.nz/084

Andrew Taylor Mb 027 435 5930

Price: Neg Over $499,000 View: www.marealestate.co.nz/085

Andrew Taylor Mb 027 435 5930 andrew@marealestate.co.nz

WEST MELTON - 70 West Melton Rd

WEEDONS - 26 Wild Road BACK ON MARKET DUE TO COLLAPSED SALE

8 HECTARES BARELAND

• 2 Hectares (5 acres) • Established lifestyle property • 240m² split level 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home • Amazing outlook of the garden and paddocks from the brand new kitchen & living area • Prime location - Situated between West Melton, Templeton & Rolleston on a quiet side road • Well subdivided along with excellent shelter • Good range of outbuildings including two 32m x 8m tunnel houses in various stages of completion, small hayshed plus separate Skyline garage • Be quick as this is priced to sell

• A hard find in this location • Subdivisable to 2 x 4 hectare lots • Full deer fenced • Well sheltered on three sides • Entrance off West Melton Road at a location to suit the purchaser • Well sheltered on three sides • Realistically priced at $600,000 Plus GST

Price: Neg Over $780,000 View: www.marealestate.co.nz/049

ROLLESTON PH: 03 347 9949

Andrew Taylor 027 435 5930

Licensed REAA2008

ROLLESTON - 39 Stanford Way

INCREDIBLE LIVING WITH MODERN SELF-CONTAINED FLAT

Chris Flanagan 027 433 4657

Residential Lifestyle Rural Property

Andrew Taylor Mb 027 435 5930 andrew@marealestate.co.nz

Andrew Taylor Mb 027 435 5930 andrew@marealestate.co.nz

LEESTON PH: 03 324 3704

Jackie Derrick 027 636 3576

Susan Davis 027 662 2751

Price: $600,000 Plus GST View: www.marealestate.co.nz/954

DARFIELD PH: 03 318 8204

Stephan Knowler 027 229 9522

Cameron McRae 027 769 6696

Sue Robinson 021 409 050

www.marealestate.co.nz

Juliet Flanagan

Connie van der Klei

Selwyn Times 20-12-16  

Selwyn Times 20-12-16

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