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FIRST DAY: Lemonwood Grove School principal Sean Bailey greets Haylin Hobson, 8, and his mother Alisha Hobson. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

Handshakes greet pupils principal Sean Bailey was at the gate giving a firm handshake and friendly greeting to the 62 new pupils and family members as they walked in. Each pupil was looking forward to something different.

William Moore, 7, said he liked the look of the playground and netball hoops, while Sreya Alex hoped to make new friends and Haylin Hobson, 8, wanted to visit the school library. The school held a mihi

whakatau (formal welcome) followed by songs and a scavenger hunt to mark the first morning but its official opening ceremony will not take place until on March 17. •Turn to page 5

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„„ By Tom Doudney THE FIRST students to attend Rolleston’s two newest schools were given contrasting but equally warm welcomes yesterday. At Lemonwood Grove School,

„„ By Tom Doudney WORK WILL soon get under way on a major new Rolleston retail development but details of a further development are still being kept under wraps for now. The Warehouse Group is building a new shopping complex between Masefield Drive and McCauley St, on a 1.8ha section of the Rolleston Square shopping centre. The complex will include a new The Warehouse store, as well as Warehouse Stationary and Noel Leeming stores and all are expected to be open by the end of the year. Workers’ sheds and fencing have been put on the site and Rolleston Square director Lloyd Bathurst said work was expected to begin “quite soon.” The Warehouse’s existing Rolleston Square store, built in 2010, is smaller than most of the company’s stores at 2000 sq m and it decided that a full sized store was required for Rolleston. The new store will be 5600 sq m. Mr Bathurst said new tenants were being lined up for The Warehouse’s existing building but he couldn’t reveal their identity yet. •Turn to page 4


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Tuesday January 31 2017 FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK

CANTERBURY’S police chief John Price gives an insight into the role of a police officer in our weekly Soapbox column on page 13. Price is a good guy who has made an impact since his return to Canterbury as the region’s police chief about 18 months ago. New Zealand police have a deserved reputation as being amongst the best in the world in terms of getting the job done, and integrity. It’s often a thankless job where police have to put up with all sorts off rubbish, often booze and drug fuelled. They’re raising great cricketers in the Leeston Southbridge area (see page 20). The club out there has had eight players named in Canterbury and New Zealand representative teams in the last several weeks. Two, Ben Donkers and Harry Chamberlain, have been with the club since the age of five. Great stuff guys. – Barry Clarke

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MAKING AN ENTRANCE: The old Tai Tapu School hall recently arrived on its new site where it will house the local playcentre. ​

success of fundraising applications, construction could start late this year. Its features would include a community lounge with capacity for 200 people, sports lounge with combined kitchen and bar, covered outdoor area, another small lounge or meeting room, and changing rooms for up to six sports teams. Tai Tapu Playcentre members

had been among those unhappy about losing the old community hall. But president Alice Scoulding (left) said everyone was now just happy to get a good new building for the playcentre. “I think a lot of the people who were opposed to it have moved on and with the [community hall] it was becoming more and more obvious that it had to go.

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“We are very excited about the new building and really looking forward to reopening,’’ she said. The playcentre, which has been based at the Tai Tai Tapu Hall site for 48 years, has been operating out of the Lincoln and Prebbleton playcentres since early November. It will occupy the old school hall from term two. The school had a new hall built in 2012 and the recent addition of new classrooms meant the old school hall building was no longer required.­ Mrs Scoulding said it had been bought for “a reduced fee” with funding from the Playcentre Southern Region Funding Authority, Canterbury Playcentre Association Emergency Fund, Central Region Funding Authority and Tai Tapu Playcentre’s own fundraising. The playcentre was looking to raise about $50,000 to make the former school fit for purpose, which would include adding toilets, kitchen facilities, a new deck and other things. •Anyone interested in joining the playcentre or its Babies Can Play programme can email taitapupc@gmail.com

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In Brief LINCOLN DOMAIN Two fields at Lincoln Domain remain fenced off as a new irrigation system has taken longer to install than anticipated. The work had been expected to be finished by mid-January but Lincoln Event Centre manager Ginny Bowden said the domain would now be fully accessible again by this Sunday. The delay was due partly to roading disruptions as a result of the November 14, North Canterbury earthquake, some of the irrigation piping and equipment arrived late. Unfavourable weather over the summer break had also affected the work schedule and grass germination. CREEK CHANGES Flooding during recent storms appear to have made small, but potentially permanent, changes to the course of creeks in the Arthur’s Pass area. Department of Conservation Arthur’s Pass partnerships ranger Chris Stewart said Punchbowl Creek was flowing in a new channel next to the old one for about 200m near the Devil’s Punchbowl waterfall and Wardens Creek was also flowing in a new channel for about 50m below State Highway 73.

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„„ By Tom Doudney TAI TAPU School’s old school hall has been moved onto the site of the former community hall where it will house the local playcentre. The earthquake-damaged Tai Tapu Hall, where the playcentre had been based, was demolished last month. The proposal to demolish the building had been controversial in the community when first reported by the Selwyn Times in 2014, with many wanting to see it retained. However, former demolition opponent and hall committee member Andy Robertson said most people had been happy to accept the demolition now that plans for a new facility at Rhodes Park Domain were under way. “It is a shame to lose the old hall and some of the history that it had but for the community going forward [the new facility] is probably a better option,” Mr Robertson said. The new community facility would cost an estimated $4.2 million and depending on the

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CLOSER: The construction site on a major The Warehouse Group development at Rolleston.

Developments under way

•From page 1 The building would be divided and used to house several different “mini-major” businesses which were not currently based in Selwyn. “We call them mini-major stores because they are not as big as The Warehouse, which is a major, but they are still sizeable businesses because there is well over 2000 sq m in the existing store and we can bring a bunch of tenants there which are quite big and will be really appreciated by Selwyn people,” Mr Bathurst said. “It’s pretty exciting, it will be great for Rolleston.” The new The Warehouse Group development, which was granted resource consent in July, includes about 300 new car parks. •HAVE YOUR SAY: Which businesses would you like to see come to Rolleston? Send your view to tom.doudney@ starmedia.kiwi

„„ By Tom Doudney A STALWART of Ellesmere and Canterbury tennis has died. Ellesmere Tennis Sub-Association president and Canterbury Tennis board member Ian Jones QSM passed away at Christchurch Hospital on January 22, aged 79. Throughout his life, Mr Jones was heavily involved in various tennis organisations from the grass roots to the national level. It would be almost impossible to list all of his contributions and achievements towards developing the sport in one article but they included helping establish the Ellesmere seniors and Canterbury country seniors tennis in the late 1970s, the South Island Veterans Tennis Festival in 1990, the Rolleston Tennis Club in 2000 and the Leeston-Southbridge Junior Tennis Centre also in 2000. Mr Jones also helped set up a schools coaching programme in the Ellesmere area. He was president of Canterbury Country Seniors Tennis from 1980 to 1991 and would often drive the bus to away games in Nelson, Blenheim, Dunedin or Invercargill. He was a life member of Southbridge Tennis, Ellesmere

LEGEND: Ian Jones’ contribution to tennis was “staggering,” Canterbury Tennis general manager Hamish Cain says.

Tennis, Ellesmere Seniors Tennis, Canterbury Country Seniors Tennis (of which he was patron), the South Island Tennis Teams Festival and Wilding Park. Ellesmere Tennis vice-president Dave Greenwood said Mr Jones had devoted a large part of his life to developing the sport and praised his work in setting up the Rolleston Tennis Club. “Ian will be missed and always remembered as a great player, coach, adviser and passionate supporter of tennis,” Mr Greenwood said. Canterbury Tennis general manager Hamish Cain said Mr Jones’ contribution to tennis

across the region was staggering. “He established two tennis clubs, he co-ordinated and delivered the Tennis in Schools programme across Ellesmere for 15 years, he has been on countless committees at almost every level of the game, be it community, regional or at the national level with New Zealand Tennis Seniors,” Mr Cain said. “Ian has also served as transport manager for a number of International Tennis Federation tournaments that Canterbury Tennis has hosted in addition to being the volunteers coordinator at a number of Davis Cup ties.”

Mr Jones was born in Leeston in 1937 and learned to play tennis at the Leeston Tennis Club. In the early 1950s, his family shifted to Southbridge and he joined the local tennis club. Mr Jones’ father Eric ran the Southbridge Butchery and, like others in the family, Mr Jones followed him into the trade. He worked in Waiau and Christchurch for a while before going into partnership with his brother Leon at the Southbridge Butchery. He later held a variety of other jobs. Mr Jones leaves behind his wife Belinda, son Stuart and daughter-in-law Sue.

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News Children settle into schools Fashion •From page 1 Mr Bailey said the first few days were about helping the pupils adjust to their new environment. “There will be activities and experiences around using our spaces and walking around and finding out where everything is, so that’s where the focus is going to be,” Mr Bailey said. Just down the road at Rolleston College, it was a grander affair, with about 220 students, along with family members and staff attending a large assembly. Guests included Education Minister Hekia Parata, Selwyn MP Amy Adams, Mayor Sam Broughton, former mayor Kelvin Coe, district councillors, and Lincoln High School principal Kathy Paterson. There were songs and a poem reading by Rolleston College students, a kapa haka performance by Lincoln High

School students, a tree planting, the donation of several trees to contributing primary schools and several speeches. Rolleston principal Steve Saville said the first day had gone well. “It was a very important day for a lot of people like the establishment board of trustees who have worked a long while on this,” he said. “But now it’s really nice to be moving into Rolleston College being a place of learning.” About 8750 Selwyn students are returning to high schools and primary schools around the district this week, prompting the district council and police to issue a joint warning about the need to look out for children on the roads. They highlighted the fact that with two new schools opening, children would be using new travel routes.

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WORK ON upgrading a section of Rolleston’s Masefield Drive is under way. Roadworks are being carried out on a 320m section on the east side of Masefield Drive between the Levi Rd/Lowes Rd intersection to Dryden Ave. This route is expected to become busier both with pedestrians and vehicles in the future with the expansion of the Rolleston Square shopping centre. Masefield Drive will also carry more traffic when the Weedons Interchange is constructed as part of stage two of the Southern Motorway extension. Work includes kerb and channel installation, seal widening, road berm construction and

creating a new footpath which will link up the existing footpath network between Levi Rd and Dryden Ave. The section of the road currently has no footpath and has an unfinished road seal edge which creates drainage problems and an untidy roadside. There is also an unsealed bus stop. A sealed bus bay will now be installed. This work has been undertaken as a result of requests from the public. It is being funded from an unbudgeted SICON dividend, and won’t impact on rates. The road will remain open during work, with traffic controls in place. Construction is expected to be completed by March.


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Motoring „„ By Tom Doudney THE CRUSADERS were in Darfield on Wednesday to promote this Saturday’s preseason game against the Highlanders for the Farmlands Cup. Samu Tawake, Heiden BidwellCurtis, Braydon Ennor, Chris Gawler, Mitchell Dunshea, Mitchell Drummond, Marty McKenzie, Leon Fukofuka, Manasa Mataele and Inga Finau visited the Farmlands store in Darfield where they mingled and signed autographs for fans and staff members.

The inaugural Farmlands Cup match was played at Waimumu, Otago, last year. It is set to become an annual preseason fixture with Darfield hosting the match every second year. Saturday’s game will be played at the Darfield Domain which, with the aid of specially erected grandstands, will have a capacity of 5000 spectators. Kick off is at 5pm. A Crusaders spokeswoman said tickets for the game had been selling well but there were still a few available via www. ticketdirect.co.nz

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New life for garden competition „„ By Tom Doudney A ROLLESTON garden competition has been revived after having lapsed for the previous two years. Entries for the Rolleston residents’ annual garden competition are to be submitted by February 12, although late entries will be taken up to February 20, with judging to take place on February 24 and 25. A presentation will be held on March 6 at The Rock Rolleston. Competition president Brenda Dunlop said the competition had not been held for the previous two years because “people got busy” but a group of residents had worked to get it up and running again. “We’re just a volunteer group that have come together to put Rolleston back on the map again,” she said. “Whether it is a rambling family garden, a creative native garden or a vegetable or ecofriendly garden, there is an opportunity that you could enter.” Mrs Dunlop said the competition was partly about encouraging people to beautify the town. “Sections can look so scruffy and just with them mowed and

INVITING: Entries into the revived Rolleston residents’ annual garden competition will be accepted until February 12, or February 20 for late entries.

a few trees it makes such a big difference,” she said. “Some of the gardens here are just beautiful, even native gardening looks just as nice when it is manicured and everything.” There will be eight categories in the competition, including a small urban garden, large urban garden, small rural garden, large

rural garden, native garden, a vegetable garden, a garden viewed from the street and a garden hidden behind fences and trees. Winners will receive vouchers and a trophy. The organising committee was still looking for more sponsors for the competition.

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Rolleston’s first ‘own your own’ retirement village offers a spacious and secure lifestyle that also comes with freedom and flexibility for residents. The first two duplexes, built by Generation Homes Christchurch, have just been completed at Woodcroft Estate. They mark the start of this exciting new village, with 78 homes planned in total over the next five years along with a manager’s house, community pavilion and a bowling green (the first in Rolleston). The village is being established in the popular Devon Park subdivision, with shops and amenities located nearby in the township of Rolleston. Spacious two and three bedroom options are coming on stream as duplexes or standalone villas with single or double garaging. A range of designs and layouts have been planned to cater for a variety of budgets and preferences, starting from $450,000. Designed to face north and maximise the sun’s light and warmth, the attractive brick and tile level-entry villas come with double-glazing, full insulation and LED lighting for energy efficient living. Other features include a heat pump, quality interior fixtures/ appliances, tiled bathroom and shower and a call system available for 24/7 safety and

peace of mind. Woodcroft Estate is being presented by The Manor Group, which has 30 years experience developing villages in the North Island. Some of these include Waterford Estate in Auckland, Kempton Park in Tauranga and Roseland Park in the Waikato. The concept of ‘own your own’ is designed to give residents the freedom and financial benefits similar to home ownership, so should they need to move they will still enjoy the capital gain of their home. The village will be owned via a Licence to Occupy that ensures all proceeds from a villa’s sale will go to the actual resident. Once the village is finished, Manor Group will transfer village ownership into a residents’ company, enabling residents to contribute to the operation of their own village, assisted by an on-site manager. The manager also takes care of the day to day running of the village - repairs and maintenance as well as the welfare of the residents. Come and see for yourself or call Corinne Blackie on 03 421 7796.

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Stu Donald Our People Vintage tractor buff with a small Ellesmere Vintage Club president Stu Donald talks to reporter Tom Doudney ahead of a fair the club is holding in Leeston in March. He spoke about the whare (hut on wheels) he is building, his classic John Brown tractors and the joinery work he has done on 19th century houses What does the vintage club get up to? It’s just a heap of enthusiasts that got together again when the club was reformed in 2010. We have got it up to about 100 members. What’s your own area of interest when it comes to vintage stuff? I’ve just always been interested in tractors and machinery, older types of things. For a number of years, I have been going to fairs and rallies and things like that and, when this club got going in 2010, I joined up. Lately, I’ve been building myself a whare to tow behind the tractor. We go to a few rallies like Wakanui and Waipara and Rangiora and all around the countryside. What’s a whare? They’re basically huts (on wheels). They used to tow them behind traction engines. It is self contained and you can cook in them and sleep in them and all that kind of thing. How long have you been building that? It has basically been on the go for about a year now. I started off with a truck chassis. Has that been quite a hard job? No, it’s not too bad because I’m actually a joiner by trade, so I have done it all myself and just fit it in between jobs. How much longer do you

TOWED: Stu Donald has almost finished building the whare, seen here hitched up to his 950 David Brown tractor. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

think it will take you to finish it? I probably only need another whole week on it and then I would have it all done, but it’s just a matter of finding the time to do it. Other than that, what is in your own vintage collection? I have basically just got David Brown tractors. I have got a 950 red David Brown, a white 990 David Brown and a 1594 David Brown. Which is the most precious one to you? The 950 is the main one I use for towing the whare. I get along at about 25 or 30km/h on the road, holding up traffic I guess. Do people get annoyed with you? Oh no, not really, we try and keep on the back roads. So you’ve got 100 members in the vintage club. What do you

think is the most impressive item that someone owns, maybe something that you might wish was in your own collection? There are probably a lot of things. Everybody has got different things from fire engines through to traction engines and classic cars. No one thing, really. How old are you and how did your own interest in tractors and vintage things start? I’m 56 and I’ve lived on a farmlet most of my life and always had tractors and that type of thing. Is that in the Ellesmere area? Yes, in the Leeston area. I grew up in Leeston and then we moved to where we are presently now. We have been here for about 51 years, almost my whole life. How does it feel to live on the family farm for that long? Good. I used to run cattle

and run my joinery business from the farm as well, but I’ve given up the cattle now and just basically sell the grass to dairy farmers and just do my joinery as I get older, because the vintage club takes up quite a bit of my time. Have you been president since the club restarted in 2010? No, I was elected vicepresident in 2012 and I served one term before I took over as president and have been in the role ever since. Before the club restarted in 2010, when was it active? It was active back in the late 1990s for about four or five years and then interest dropped off so it kind of shut down and then, after 2009, when we had this country fair at Leeston to raise money for St John ambulance, it got resurrected again and people have been quite

enthusiastic ever since. Does it hold a lot of events? We help out with promotions for other clubs and stuff like that. Also, we do fundraisers, we have done some for St John ambulance, the fire brigade and of course this fair is a fundraiser for Abbeyfield Ellesmere (a housing complex for elderly people which is being built). What made them stand out as a good cause to raise funds for? It’s the first Abbeyfield to be built in the Selwyn district and it has been eight and a half years in the planning. The chairman of their committee, Bruce Cochrane, is actually a member of our club. We just decided to help them out because we know they have got enough money to build the building but they haven’t got enough for the chattels and things like that, so we have raised some money through a raffle and now we are going to run this fair for them. So it’s just basically to help the community out. Is being a joiner quite helpful in general when it comes to doing up heritage items? Yes, so you can make your own windows and doors and cabinets and things like that. I have made other windows for other people’s whares and helped them renew their ones. Some of them were older whares and we have recladded them and done the whole lot from scratch again. Within the vintage club are there a lot of people who have got different skills which are quite helpful when it comes to repairing each other’s machinery and things that might need a bit of tender love and care? Yeah, we have got a range of panelbeaters, spraypainters, mechanics, joiners, builders, engineers and all that sort of thing which is quite good because you call on someone for a bit of a hand or advice.


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New members sought to continue Lions’ 40-year tradition in Rolleston Lions Club of Rolleston and Districts member Bill Pickering writes about the organisation’s work in the community over the years and its drive for new members

VINTAGE MACHINES: Stu Donald riding a tractor at the 150 Years of Leeston event in 2014.

With your club and the Ellesmere Heritage Park in the area as well, it seems like there is quite a bit of local interest in heritage. Why do you think that is? I just think it’s an old district, we just celebrated 150 years back in 2014. There is a lot of heritage around the area and people haven’t really moved far from the Ellesmere area once they’ve arrived from basically the first four ships. They’ve just stayed here. Apart from joinery, have you ever had any other types of jobs? No, I left school and went and did an apprenticeship in joinery and have been self-employed for the last 31 years. It must be nice to be your own boss. It is sometimes, it’s hard to have an argument with yourself. Is most of your work around the Ellesmere area? Yes, I do kitchens and wooden windows and doors and that type of thing. What’s the most interesting sort of assignment you’ve had as a joiner? I have restored some older houses that have been around the 1870s mark, recladded them on the outside and done veranda posts and just put them back to a replica of the way they were again. I think that’s the most interesting thing, just restoring heritage around the area.

What’s the biggest challenge with those sort of jobs? I suppose you’ve got to be quite careful to get it right. Understanding the system of how they were built years ago and lots of layers of plaster which you’ve got to be very careful of because if you do the wrong thing, it’s all going to end up on the floor. Do you have a wife? Yes, Judy. Is she into heritage as well? Judy is actually secretary of our club at the moment. Do you think this fair in March is going to be quite a big deal? Yes, we’ve got people coming from Invercargill and Motueka and the West Coast all converging on us. What are some of the highlights going to be for visitors? There will be traction engines around pulling sledges and trailers around, draft horses pulling drays around with seeds on them and the wooden and tin mills, we will have kiddies’ rides there and plenty of stalls. • The Ellesmere Vintage Fair will be held at the Ellesmere A&P Showgrounds, Leeston, on March 25 and 26, 10am-4pm both days. Adults $10, under-15s free. Anybody wanting to take their exhibit along can phone Jonty Ward on 027 593 3322.

Covering the Rolleston and West Melton township areas, Rolleston Lions will celebrate 40 years of service and commitment to this district next year. Meanwhile, our parent organisation, Lions International, now with 1.4 million members, is currently celebrating a century of service to humanity worldwide. Members are proud of the encouragement and support they have given to a wide range of clubs, groups and individuals over the years. This includes providing all the sports equipment for the Rolleston Community Centre when it was opened in April 1999 and supplying all the life saving equipment for the Selwyn Aquatic Centre when it opened in 2013. Concern for the well-being of the district’s children after the earthquakes in 2010 and 2011 led to a children’s fun day being run in Rolleston and, later on, a free fun day at Ferrymead Heritage Park with other Lions clubs, which was attended by more than 10,000 people. Supporting a family with terminally ill children; donating funds to, say, the Rolleston Softball Club for new equipment; or a cheque to West Melton School to go towards their modern

SAFETY FIRST: The Rolleston Lions supplied the life saving equipment for the Selwyn Aquatic Centre when it opened in 2013. ​

playground; or simply helping serve breakfast for the children at Camp Quality – it’s all part and parcel of the range of things Lions get involved in. In order to raise funds to support our welfare, members can be found running the meat raffle at The Rock Rolleston on Friday evening, producing takeaways at the Guy Fawke’s fireworks display and the South Island Field Days in Kirwee, or perhaps doing a sausage sizzle at the Rolleston Envirotown market. This tests our teamwork and organisational skills, but is always enjoyable and engaging with those who support our causes. Being a Lion is not all work, we have a tea meeting every month with interesting speakers, and

various social gatherings. We hold conventions and barbecues throughout the year, providing great opportunities to meet and socialise with communityminded people. Our membership of more than 30 men and women is not keeping pace with the rapid expansion in Rolleston and West Melton, so in seeking new members we are having a meet and greet night on February 13, from 7.30pm. Come and meet our members and the guest speaker, Paul O’Connor MBE. This will be held at the Rolleston Rugby Clubrooms in the reserve off Moore St. For further information, get in touch with Rolleston Lions vice-president Shirley McNicholl on 347 9475.


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Your Local Views Maintaining trust and confidence Canterbury district police commander Superintendent John Price talks about modern day policing I am extremely proud of the police team who serve the people and make a difference to the community every minute of every day as our team keep the peace and ensure the public will be safe and feel safe.    In New Zealand, our police have the implicit consent of the community. In order to do this, we must be seen as policing with integrity and with accountability. Essentially, we must have the trust and confidence of the community. Policing by consent follows the principles, ideas and ideals of Sir Robert Peel, which define an ethical police organisation. These ‘Peelian Principles’ are as relevant today as they were in 1829 when they were established. Police, at all times, should maintain a relationship with the public that gives reality to the historic tradition that the police are the public, and the public are the police.     We maintain the highest level

of ‘full trust and confidence’ of any policing organisation in the world, at about 80 per cent. By comparison, some policing jurisdictions have trust and confidence levels lower that 10 per cent, demonstrating that those organisations are not widely seen as ethical and trustworthy. If you have travelled overseas, you will have seen examples of policing organisations which have an approach of policing with fear and only force. We place enormous importance on maintaining and fostering the trust and confidence of our communities and we work hard to ensure we maintain our core values and hold each other to account. Having been a member for 30 years I think the community is justified in having trust and confidence in this organisation. In Canterbury, we want to ensure that people can be safe and feel safe and I’m sure that is a

sentiment you will share. Our focus is on reducing harm caused to families, whether that be through violence in the home, death and injury on the roads, drug use or dishonesty offending. We also want to empower communities to work together, support each other and to speak up when something isn’t right. We work very closely with a range of agencies and com-

munity groups to ensure people receive the support they need and deserve. Over the past year, we have targeted those bringing illegal drugs and firearms into our communities and, as a result, have seized 140 illegal firearms. Each one of those is potentially a life saved. We have also prevented significant amounts of illegal drugs in getting to our streets.

We are very lucky in that we receive a lot of positive feedback from members of the community for the work we do. To those people who have taken the time to contact us, I would like you to know that your words of support mean a lot to myself and my team who come to work every day to make a difference in the lives of everyone so that we can be the safest country.

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Alison Fifield, of Prebbleton, writes about the current status of a block of land in Prebbleton, behind the existing shops and bus routes between Prebbleton and the city.

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• This block of land in central Prebbleton was promoted to be the site of a supermarket, chemist, doctor and other small businesses. Prebbleton has been an established community for more than 100 years, which has grown hugely post earthquake. The residents deserve the bigger, improved facility, which was promised. This block of land, situated directly behind the old strip of shops on Springs Rd is a disgrace. When this stage of the subdivision was completed, the ground was never levelled and cleared, leaving an overgrown area, left to go wild. I gather the land is owned by several different land owners, but the responsibility to make it a pleasant, safe place for residents has not occurred. Recently an attempt has been made to cut the grass, because it had become a fire hazard. Because of the heaps of subdivision rubbish they have just mown around, it emphasises its untidy state.

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Residents whose properties overlook this area must be very frustrated. Can the residents be advised of what the actual plans for this site are, and the time frame? • The buses which pass through Prebbleton no longer go to Hornby or to the Bush Inn centre. They go from Springs Rd, along Blenheim Rd to Riccarton, then into the city. Locals want to support their closest shopping centres and not go through to Riccarton. With the inevitable congestion on the roads here until the second stage of the Southern Motorway is completed, the less traffic on the roads, the better. At least a half hourly bus should go to Hornby and give the opportunity to access the other routes from The Hub.

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Environment Canterbury manager public transport strategy Shannon Booer responds The bus service goes to Riccarton as our patronage showed this was the area where there was the most customer demand at the time of the last review in 2014. Buses used to travel via Hornby many years ago but were altered to make the service more attractive to passengers following customer feedback that this made the route too long for those people trying to reach Riccarton or the city. The redevelopment of The Hub at Hornby may change the community demand over time and we can revisit this during the next review in a couple of years’ time, but there are no immediate plans to alter the 80 Lincoln route.

COURSES AIMED at helping mature drivers gain skills to be safer on the road are being offered to Selwyn residents in February and March. CarFit events can also be organised during these months providing a free check of car safety features and advice on how older drivers can adopt a comfortable and safe driving position in their vehicle. As in other areas of New Zealand, the number of Selwyn motorists over the age of 60 is expected to increase in the future. Selwyn road safety coordinator Ngaire Tinning said confident driving courses were a fun and easy way for residents over 60 to refresh their driving and road rule knowledge and also look at ways to plan how their driving could be safer on the road. “As Selwyn is a rural area, driving is important for older people to be able to access local services and keep connected to family and friends,” Mrs Tinning said. “The workshops have proven very popular and valuable to assist people to be able to continue to drive safely on our roads.” The courses covers road rules, planning car trips, using safe routes and when to drive

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to avoid peak traffic times. They have been designed to be thought provoking, informative, enjoyable and informal. There are no tests or exams and participants will receive a certificate of attendance. Morning tea and lunch will be provided for participants booked to attend. The courses will be offered at Darfield on February 14, Rolleston on February 20, Lincoln on March 1, Prebbleton on March 15 and Leeston on March 29. The courses are free. For information and bookings, or to inquire about the free CarFit check, phone Mrs Tinning on 347 2901 or email ngaire.tinning@selwyn.govt.nz The CarFit check, which takes about 20 minutes looks at mirrors, seatbelt, seat and steering wheel position and other car safety features.


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Lincoln community bowls Community bowls is back in Lincoln. The annual competition for non-bowlers, which started again last week, will run for another four weeks and teams are entered from the wider Lincoln area. The first night of competition at the Lincoln Bowling Club saw 28 teams of four compete on two greens. Food was provided with a barbecue cooked by club members who were also available to provide advice to new players.

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League club up and running „„ By Tom Doudney ROLLESTON’S FIRST rugby league club since the early 2000s has held its first two events – a pool party last week and a nines tournament at Rolleston Reserve on Saturday. The inaugural Rolleston Nines tournament, which featured the Rolleston Warriors and five teams from Christchurch, was won by the Linwood Keas which defeated the Halswell Hornets 28-6 in the final. Although the Warriors lost all three of their games, Rolleston Rugby League Club president Nui Ririnui said just taking part had been a valuable experience for the players. The club’s first junior sides would compete in the Canterbury rugby league competition starting in April and there were plans to have a senior team within the next five years. Mr Ririnui said the club had chosen to use the Warriors name in reference to the Warriors NRL side. “We wanted to align ourselves with the New Zealand Warriors because they are New Zealand’s top team,” he said. “Maybe when we have future events we can get some of [the New Zealand Warriors players] down here. Maybe one day we can be a feeder club to the

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BIG HITS: Six teams contested the first Rolleston Nines competition, held at Rolleston Reserve on Saturday. Linwood Keas were eventual winners.

Warriors.” The club had originally been planning to use the Raiders name associated with the last rugby league club to be based in Rolleston but decided against it. “What we wanted to do was bring something fresh to the community.” An earlier suggestion that the club could be affiliated to the Rolleston Rugby Football Club had also been abandoned as

the club wanted to have its own identity. “A lot of kids love rugby league and love watching it and they have just had nowhere to go.” Mr Ririnui said Saturday’s nines competition was the first time Rolleston had staged rugby league games in about 16 years. It would be good preparation for the Crosbie Nines

competition, on February 11, in which the club would also enter a team. Anyone wishing to register junior players with the Rolleston Rugby League Club can do so via its Facebook page. The club’s next event will be on March 5 at Brookside Park when an open day will be held and the club’s new logo and uniforms will be revealed. •More sport, pgs 20 and 23

„„ By Karolyn Boon LINCOLN’S MARTIN Rowson has won the Ellesmere Bowls men’s open singles on his home green. On Sunday, a field of 16 competed in good conditions on what is normally a terrible green to play when the north-west wind is blowing. Rowson had to play all three playoff games before beating teammate Mundy Carroll in the final. Carroll was up 7-5 early in the game and held two shots, but in trying to get a third he trailed the jack to go down by three. He would have had the edge over his opponent if he had gone ahead 9-5 and not gone for the extra shot. Rowson then went ahead to be 12-9 with two ends to go. On the 14th end, Rowson held three shots so Carroll tried to drive them off. He missed and they shook hands with one end to go. Out of a field of 16, there were six qualifiers for the playoffs. Dunsandel player Brian Chapman had to beat Dave Williams from Lincoln to meet Rowson in the semi-final. Rowson’s opponent in the quarter-final was Leeston’s Colin Lowery who he beat 16-6.

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Coastal households receive tsunami advice Around 500 coastal households received a letter from the Council in December with advice on what to do in a tsunami and how to receive alerts if there is a tsunami threat. These properties are located within an ‘orange zone’ which may need to be evacuated in the event of a tsunami warning. None of Selwyn’s main townships are inside the orange zone or are considered to be at risk from tsunamis. The only smaller settlements inside the zone are Rakaia Huts, Taumutu, Upper Selwyn Huts, Lower Selwyn Huts and Greenpark Huts.

Look out for

children on the roads This week over 8,000 Selwyn children will be travelling to school. Selwyn School Road Safety Co-ordinator Stephanie Hautler is reminding drivers to watch out for children and slow down near schools, early childhood centres and stopped school buses. Local children will be travelling to school by bus, bike, car, scooter and on foot.

Lincoln Event Centre, Leeston Library and Service Centre and Southbridge Hall can operate as evacuation centres if a tsunami warning is issued. These locations are all outside the orange tsunami risk zone. Southbridge Hall was recently used as an evacuation centre when a tsunami warning was issued after the 14 November North Canterbury Earthquake and local community response team volunteers helped around 60 people there. If you are holidaying or visiting the coast and you feel a long or strong earthquake, see a sudden rise or fall in sea level or hear loud or unusual noises from the sea then you should move inland or go to higher ground as soon as possible. Don’t wait for an official tsunami warning to do this. This same advice should be followed by people within the ‘orange zone’ in Selwyn. For more information on tsunami risk and warnings in Selwyn, visit www.selwyn.govt.nz/tsunami

This year, two new schools open in Rolleston – Rolleston College and Lemonwood Grove School - so children will be using new travel routes to these schools. “The safety of all children is paramount,” says Senior Sergeant Pete Stills of the New Zealand Police. “Police will be patrolling outside schools and pre-schools so as to reduce the risk posed by speeding vehicles, illegal parking and dangerous driving manoeuvres whilst everyone gets used to children being back at school.” “From observation I have seen drivers’ double parking, parking over driveways and footpaths and parking on yellow lines near crossings and intersections,” says Ms Hautler. “Taking the shortest route is not always the safest option for your kids or other children,” she adds.

Community response team volunteers Robyn Searle & Susan Stewart help run Southbridge Hall evacuation centre on 14 November

School travel safety tips:

On the roads this week Repairs are planned to the Waimakariri Gorge Bridge with traffic controls operating. Short delays may occur when staff gain access the bridge substructure via the manholes in the deck. Road repairs will occur on Telegraph Road between Courtenay and Bealey Roads with stop/go traffic controls operating. Road resurfacing work is planned on East Belt (between Edward and James Streets), Birchs Road (between Trices and Leadleys Roads) and Hamptons Road (between Birchs Road and the road end). Stop/go traffic controls will operate at all sites. Footpath reconstruction work is also planned on Habgood Place and James Street in Lincoln. The intersection of Kidman Street, Byron Street and Tennyson Street is open with temporary traffic management controls in place while the roundabout construction continues. Delays will occur at different stages of the remaining construction particularly during the construction of the islands. People are encouraged to use an alternative route if possible. East Maddisons Road is currently closed from Ellington Mews to Goulds Road for sewer installation work. Road reconstruction continues on Gerald Street (between Springs Road and Vernon Drive), with traffic controls operating. Work on Masefield Drive (between Lowes Road and Dryden Avene) is underway including kerb and channel and seal widening work, and footpath development. The road is open with traffic controls in place. Stormwater and roading upgrade work continues on Manse Road, Leeston, with temporary traffic controls operating. Work on Dunns Crossing Road at West Rolleston School is continuing with the final tidy up work underway. The road is open with traffic controls in place. Dunns Crossing Road between Burnham School and Brookside Roads will be closed until Tuesday 31 January for sewer pipe installation. Detours will be in place via Brookside and Burnham School Roads.

Partial road closures - Christchurch Southern Motorway extension On Weedons Road there is no access to Main South Road from Levi Road as a one way system is in place to allow the NZ Transport Agency to complete work for the Christchurch Southern Motorway extension.

Council Call CC300117

CREATIVE COMMUNITIES FUNDING Creative Communities Selwyn has funding to encourage and support creative projects. The fund is open to everyone to apply and the criteria is simple. The next funding round closes at 5pm, Friday 24 February. For more information visit www. selwyn.govt.nz/artsfunding COUNCIL SERVICES ON WAITANGI DAY Rubbish and recycling collection will occur as normal on Monday 6 February. Bin collection times can vary from week to week so please have your bins out by 7.30am (or 7am on State Highway 1). The Pines Resource Recovery Park is open from 10am-4pm. Selwyn District Libraries and Service Centres, Rolleston Community Centre and Lincoln Events Centre are closed on Waitangi Day. The Selwyn Aquatic Centre is open from 8am-8pm. DOG MICROCHIPPING

Norman Kirk Drive, other locations are outside libraries · Sessions won’t occur if wet. Contact Tracey on 347 2800 or 318 8338 for queries. MOBILE LIBRARY TIMETABLE Wednesday 1 February Arthur’s Pass 11.30am-12.30pm Castle Hill 1.40-2.15pm Springfield 3-3.30pm Thursday 2 February Prebbleton Playcentre 10.15-10.45am Lincoln Montessori 11-11.30am Council Headquarters, Rolleston 12.45-1.15pm Cat’s Pyjamas Rolleston 1.30-2pm Monday 6 February No service Tuesday 7 February Kirwee 10-10.45am Kirwee School 10.45-11.30am West Melton Domain 12.15-12.45pm West Melton School 12.45-1.30pm West Melton Learning Centre 1.30-1.50pm Cat’s Pyjamas West Melton 1.50-2.20pm PRIVATE PLAN CHANGE 49 Z & S Croft and JK Williams have lodged a private plan change application (PC 49) to rezone two sites that are collectively 8.1 hectares in size and located at Hauschilds

Road (Lot 2 DP 436571) and Lincoln-Tai Tapu Road (Lot 1 DP 432571), Tai Tapu from Rural (Inner Plains) to Living 3. The application includes rules to manage the future subdivision and development of approximately 16 rural residential sections. Submissions are now open to enable you to have your say on this rezoning proposal. Information on this plan change request and how to make a submission, is available at: Council’s Rolleston Headquarters, online at Selwyn District Libraries and Service Centres, at www.selwyn.govt. nz or by contacting the Strategy and Policy Team on 347 2800. Submissions must be lodged by 5pm 1 March 2017. SOUTHBRIDGE AND DARFIELD POOL HOURS Pool hours have changed now school has resumed. Southbridge Pool is now open Wednesday to Friday 3.307pm and Saturday/Sundays from 1-7pm. The pool is closed Mondays and Tuesdays in February/ March for swim club lessons. Darfield Pool is now open Monday to Friday 3.307pm and Saturday/ Sunday from 1-7pm. Children under 8 must be actively supervised by an adult.

Meet your Councillor – Craig Watson Craig is one of four Councillors in the Selwyn Central ward, which covers Rolleston, West Melton and surrounding areas. He can be contacted on 027 807 2097 or at craig.watson@selwyn.govt.nz What is your background? I trained and worked as a Radiation Therapist (cancer treatment), and have worked all over the world in this role. I now work for a Crown Entity called International Accreditation New Zealand (IANZ) as a Lead Assessor in their Radiology Programme. I travel a lot and meet some awesome people working in Radiology across New Zealand. I am grateful to IANZ for allowing me to go part time to be a Councillor. What do you like about the area you represent? There is so much to like about Selwyn and Selwyn Central. The great communities that are still shaping and adjusting to all the district’s new families (like mine!). The excellent access to the coast, mountains and the mighty South. The cool scenery, walks, events, people and townships. The future of our district that we can ALL influence and the past we can learn from. What’s not to like? How have you helped people in the past? My family and I have only been here for two years, but I have tried to get involved from the start. I was on the establishment board for Lemonwood Grove School: Te Uru Tarata and am currently on the Canterbury Area Board for the Royal New Zealand Plunket Society. In previous towns I have lived in I have had governance roles on a variety of NFP boards, primarily with a health slant. I was also involved in some Rotary Clubs, if anyone wants to start one in Rolleston I’m in!

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

Rolleston Library Rolleston Drive, Rolleston Ph 347 2880

Public Forums: Council and local committee meetings are open to the public. Time is available at the start of meetings for people to speak on matters of concern. Please notify Bernadette Ryan or your local committee at least three days before the meeting. Township, Hall and Reserve Committees: To list or make changes to meeting details, email meeting.changes@selwyn. govt.nz or phone 347 2800 or 318 8338 by 9am Wednesday the week before publication. COUNCIL Meetings are held at Rolleston Council Building Audit & Risk Subcommittee Wed 1 Feb 3pm Selwyn Waihora Zone Committee Tue 7 Feb 1pm Council Meeting Wed 8 Feb 1pm Followed by a public Citizenship Ceremony at 6.30pm Water Race Subcommittee Mon 13 Feb 1.30pm Road Safety Committee Thurs 16 Feb 9.30am LOCAL COMMITTEES & ASSOCIATIONS Coalgate/Glentunnel Reserve Management Committee Thurs 23 Feb 8pm Coalgate Fire Station Triennial Election Darfield Recreation & Community Centre Committee Tue 7 Feb 7.30pm Darfield Recreation Centre Triennial Election Darfield Township Committee Thurs 16 Feb 7.30pm Darfield Library/ Service Centre

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

Triennial Election Doyleston Community Committee Wed 8 Feb 7.30pm Osborne Park Pavilion Triennial Election Dunsandel Community Committee Mon 6 Feb 7.30pm Dunsandel Sports Centre Halkett Community Centre Committee Wed 22 Feb 7.30pm Halkett Community Centre Triennial Election Hororata Reserve Management Committee Wed 1 Feb 7.30pm Hororata Hall Triennial Election Killinchy Community Centre Committee Mon 20 Feb 7.30pm Killinchy Community Centre Kirwee Recreation Reserve Management Committee Mon 13 Feb 7.30pm Kirwee Reserve Sports Pavilion Kirwee Township Committee Mon 20 Feb 7.30pm Kirwee Community 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 Prebbleton Public Hall Society Inc. Mon 13 Feb 7.30pm Prebbleton Hall Supper Room Prebbleton Reserve Committee Mon 20 Feb 7.30pm Prebbleton Community Cottage Rhodes Park Domains Board Thurs 16 Feb 7.30pm

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

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Parents also need to be mindful of their own driving when dropping off or picking up children.

Reduce your speed around children Park well back from crossings and intersections so children can be seen Ensure children walking, scooting or biking wear their safety vest to help them be seen If dropping children off by car, ensure they get out on the footpath side of the car Encourage your children to use crossing points and kea crossings and always look out for vehicles in driveways · Teach children to cross roads safely and to judge safe distances. Road safety resources for parents and children are available from the Council by emailing stephanie.hautler@selwyn.govt.nz or phoning 347 2705.

TUESDAY JANUARY 31 2017

Notices

Free microchipping is available on Friday 3 February at: · Lincoln from 9-9.30am · Leeston from 10.15-10.45am · Darfield from 11.30am-12pm · Rolleston from 12.45-1.15pm Please note: · Clinics last for only 30 minutes · The Rolleston venue is in

“Children can dart out on to the road unexpectedly. Drivers need to slow down and be extra cautious near schools and early childhood centres, and remember that 20 km per hour is the speed limit past a school bus that has stopped to let children on or off,” says Ms Hautler.

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Tai Tapu Golf Club Triennial Election Southbridge Advisory Committee Mon 27 Feb 7.30pm Southbridge Hall Supper Room Triennial Election Southbridge Reserve Committee Mon 27 Feb 7.30pm Southbridge Hall Supper Room Triennial Election Springfield Township Committee Tue 7 Feb 7.30pm, Tawera Hall Springston Hall Committee Thurs 2 Feb 7.30pm Springston Hall Springston Reserve Committee Wed 15 Feb 7.30pm Errol Tweedy Pavilion Waihora Park Reserve Committee Tue 1 Feb 7pm Waihora Bowling Club Weedons Reserve Committee Mon 13 Feb 7.30pm Weedons Reserve Pavilion Weedons Reserve Committee Mon 20 Feb 7.30pm Weedons Reserve Pavilion Triennial Election West Melton Community Centre Committee Tue 31 Jan 7.30pm West Melton Community Centre West Melton Residents Association Wed 8 Feb 7pm West Melton Community Hall AGM, then ordinary meeting at 7.30pm Whitecliffs Township & Domain Committee Mon 13 Feb 7.30pm Glentunnel Hall

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

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Springston Picnic in the Park Springston Domain, 5.30-7.30pm With live music, bouncy castle, events trailer, games, Pedalmania, prizes & free sausage sizzle. Bring a picnic & enjoy! Free

Lincoln Envirotown Working Bee Mahoe Reserve, 2pm Help clean up weeds at the reserve (Boundary Road, Lincoln). Please bring spades, garden gloves, sunglasses & a bucket if you can. Contact Sue on 329 5858 for details

Waitangi Day Community Country Picnic Darfield Domain, 10am-2pm A community country picnic for the family. Celebrate all things country with games, food, history & music

Waitangi Day Bus Tour Join the Ellesmere Historical Society to visit the Acton & Langley homesteads, Lake Hood & the Ashburton Aviation Museum. To book phone Roger on 324 3648 or Wendy on 329 1877

Storytime & Rhymetime Selwyn District Libraries

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

Lincoln Domain, 5.30-7.30pm With live music, bouncy castle, the events trailer, games, Pedalmania, prizes & free sausage sizzle. Bring a picnic & enjoy! Free

Lake Crichton Triathlon and Duathlon 5.10pm A community event for first-time athletes in a friendly atmosphere. Individual & team options, short & long courses. To enter see www.selwynsportstrust.org.nz

PhysioMed Women’s Triathlon & Duathlon Selwyn Aquatic Centre Kick off 2017 with an exciting challenge. Choose from a range of distances & categories, enter as an individual or a team. To enter visit www.womenstri.co.nz

Music on the Green Rolleston Reserve 4.30-7pm Pack a picnic & be entertained by outstanding local musicians. Free

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TUESDAY JANUARY 31 2017

Coastal households receive tsunami advice Around 500 coastal households received a letter from the Council in December with advice on what to do in a tsunami and how to receive alerts if there is a tsunami threat. These properties are located within an ‘orange zone’ which may need to be evacuated in the event of a tsunami warning. None of Selwyn’s main townships are inside the orange zone or are considered to be at risk from tsunamis. The only smaller settlements inside the zone are Rakaia Huts, Taumutu, Upper Selwyn Huts, Lower Selwyn Huts and Greenpark Huts.

Look out for

children on the roads This week over 8,000 Selwyn children will be travelling to school. Selwyn School Road Safety Co-ordinator Stephanie Hautler is reminding drivers to watch out for children and slow down near schools, early childhood centres and stopped school buses. Local children will be travelling to school by bus, bike, car, scooter and on foot.

Lincoln Event Centre, Leeston Library and Service Centre and Southbridge Hall can operate as evacuation centres if a tsunami warning is issued. These locations are all outside the orange tsunami risk zone. Southbridge Hall was recently used as an evacuation centre when a tsunami warning was issued after the 14 November North Canterbury Earthquake and local community response team volunteers helped around 60 people there. If you are holidaying or visiting the coast and you feel a long or strong earthquake, see a sudden rise or fall in sea level or hear loud or unusual noises from the sea then you should move inland or go to higher ground as soon as possible. Don’t wait for an official tsunami warning to do this. This same advice should be followed by people within the ‘orange zone’ in Selwyn. For more information on tsunami risk and warnings in Selwyn, visit www.selwyn.govt.nz/tsunami

This year, two new schools open in Rolleston – Rolleston College and Lemonwood Grove School - so children will be using new travel routes to these schools. “The safety of all children is paramount,” says Senior Sergeant Pete Stills of the New Zealand Police. “Police will be patrolling outside schools and pre-schools so as to reduce the risk posed by speeding vehicles, illegal parking and dangerous driving manoeuvres whilst everyone gets used to children being back at school.” “From observation I have seen drivers’ double parking, parking over driveways and footpaths and parking on yellow lines near crossings and intersections,” says Ms Hautler. “Taking the shortest route is not always the safest option for your kids or other children,” she adds.

Community response team volunteers Robyn Searle & Susan Stewart help run Southbridge Hall evacuation centre on 14 November

School travel safety tips:

On the roads this week Repairs are planned to the Waimakariri Gorge Bridge with traffic controls operating. Short delays may occur when staff gain access the bridge substructure via the manholes in the deck. Road repairs will occur on Telegraph Road between Courtenay and Bealey Roads with stop/go traffic controls operating. Road resurfacing work is planned on East Belt (between Edward and James Streets), Birchs Road (between Trices and Leadleys Roads) and Hamptons Road (between Birchs Road and the road end). Stop/go traffic controls will operate at all sites. Footpath reconstruction work is also planned on Habgood Place and James Street in Lincoln. The intersection of Kidman Street, Byron Street and Tennyson Street is open with temporary traffic management controls in place while the roundabout construction continues. Delays will occur at different stages of the remaining construction particularly during the construction of the islands. People are encouraged to use an alternative route if possible. East Maddisons Road is currently closed from Ellington Mews to Goulds Road for sewer installation work. Road reconstruction continues on Gerald Street (between Springs Road and Vernon Drive), with traffic controls operating. Work on Masefield Drive (between Lowes Road and Dryden Avene) is underway including kerb and channel and seal widening work, and footpath development. The road is open with traffic controls in place. Stormwater and roading upgrade work continues on Manse Road, Leeston, with temporary traffic controls operating. Work on Dunns Crossing Road at West Rolleston School is continuing with the final tidy up work underway. The road is open with traffic controls in place. Dunns Crossing Road between Burnham School and Brookside Roads will be closed until Tuesday 31 January for sewer pipe installation. Detours will be in place via Brookside and Burnham School Roads.

Partial road closures - Christchurch Southern Motorway extension On Weedons Road there is no access to Main South Road from Levi Road as a one way system is in place to allow the NZ Transport Agency to complete work for the Christchurch Southern Motorway extension.

Council Call CC300117

CREATIVE COMMUNITIES FUNDING Creative Communities Selwyn has funding to encourage and support creative projects. The fund is open to everyone to apply and the criteria is simple. The next funding round closes at 5pm, Friday 24 February. For more information visit www. selwyn.govt.nz/artsfunding COUNCIL SERVICES ON WAITANGI DAY Rubbish and recycling collection will occur as normal on Monday 6 February. Bin collection times can vary from week to week so please have your bins out by 7.30am (or 7am on State Highway 1). The Pines Resource Recovery Park is open from 10am-4pm. Selwyn District Libraries and Service Centres, Rolleston Community Centre and Lincoln Events Centre are closed on Waitangi Day. The Selwyn Aquatic Centre is open from 8am-8pm. DOG MICROCHIPPING

Norman Kirk Drive, other locations are outside libraries · Sessions won’t occur if wet. Contact Tracey on 347 2800 or 318 8338 for queries. MOBILE LIBRARY TIMETABLE Wednesday 1 February Arthur’s Pass 11.30am-12.30pm Castle Hill 1.40-2.15pm Springfield 3-3.30pm Thursday 2 February Prebbleton Playcentre 10.15-10.45am Lincoln Montessori 11-11.30am Council Headquarters, Rolleston 12.45-1.15pm Cat’s Pyjamas Rolleston 1.30-2pm Monday 6 February No service Tuesday 7 February Kirwee 10-10.45am Kirwee School 10.45-11.30am West Melton Domain 12.15-12.45pm West Melton School 12.45-1.30pm West Melton Learning Centre 1.30-1.50pm Cat’s Pyjamas West Melton 1.50-2.20pm PRIVATE PLAN CHANGE 49 Z & S Croft and JK Williams have lodged a private plan change application (PC 49) to rezone two sites that are collectively 8.1 hectares in size and located at Hauschilds

Road (Lot 2 DP 436571) and Lincoln-Tai Tapu Road (Lot 1 DP 432571), Tai Tapu from Rural (Inner Plains) to Living 3. The application includes rules to manage the future subdivision and development of approximately 16 rural residential sections. Submissions are now open to enable you to have your say on this rezoning proposal. Information on this plan change request and how to make a submission, is available at: Council’s Rolleston Headquarters, online at Selwyn District Libraries and Service Centres, at www.selwyn.govt. nz or by contacting the Strategy and Policy Team on 347 2800. Submissions must be lodged by 5pm 1 March 2017. SOUTHBRIDGE AND DARFIELD POOL HOURS Pool hours have changed now school has resumed. Southbridge Pool is now open Wednesday to Friday 3.307pm and Saturday/Sundays from 1-7pm. The pool is closed Mondays and Tuesdays in February/ March for swim club lessons. Darfield Pool is now open Monday to Friday 3.307pm and Saturday/ Sunday from 1-7pm. Children under 8 must be actively supervised by an adult.

Meet your Councillor – Craig Watson Craig is one of four Councillors in the Selwyn Central ward, which covers Rolleston, West Melton and surrounding areas. He can be contacted on 027 807 2097 or at craig.watson@selwyn.govt.nz What is your background? I trained and worked as a Radiation Therapist (cancer treatment), and have worked all over the world in this role. I now work for a Crown Entity called International Accreditation New Zealand (IANZ) as a Lead Assessor in their Radiology Programme. I travel a lot and meet some awesome people working in Radiology across New Zealand. I am grateful to IANZ for allowing me to go part time to be a Councillor. What do you like about the area you represent? There is so much to like about Selwyn and Selwyn Central. The great communities that are still shaping and adjusting to all the district’s new families (like mine!). The excellent access to the coast, mountains and the mighty South. The cool scenery, walks, events, people and townships. The future of our district that we can ALL influence and the past we can learn from. What’s not to like? How have you helped people in the past? My family and I have only been here for two years, but I have tried to get involved from the start. I was on the establishment board for Lemonwood Grove School: Te Uru Tarata and am currently on the Canterbury Area Board for the Royal New Zealand Plunket Society. In previous towns I have lived in I have had governance roles on a variety of NFP boards, primarily with a health slant. I was also involved in some Rotary Clubs, if anyone wants to start one in Rolleston I’m in!

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

Rolleston Library Rolleston Drive, Rolleston Ph 347 2880

Public Forums: Council and local committee meetings are open to the public. Time is available at the start of meetings for people to speak on matters of concern. Please notify Bernadette Ryan or your local committee at least three days before the meeting. Township, Hall and Reserve Committees: To list or make changes to meeting details, email meeting.changes@selwyn. govt.nz or phone 347 2800 or 318 8338 by 9am Wednesday the week before publication. COUNCIL Meetings are held at Rolleston Council Building Audit & Risk Subcommittee Wed 1 Feb 3pm Selwyn Waihora Zone Committee Tue 7 Feb 1pm Council Meeting Wed 8 Feb 1pm Followed by a public Citizenship Ceremony at 6.30pm Water Race Subcommittee Mon 13 Feb 1.30pm Road Safety Committee Thurs 16 Feb 9.30am LOCAL COMMITTEES & ASSOCIATIONS Coalgate/Glentunnel Reserve Management Committee Thurs 23 Feb 8pm Coalgate Fire Station Triennial Election Darfield Recreation & Community Centre Committee Tue 7 Feb 7.30pm Darfield Recreation Centre Triennial Election Darfield Township Committee Thurs 16 Feb 7.30pm Darfield Library/ Service Centre

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

Triennial Election Doyleston Community Committee Wed 8 Feb 7.30pm Osborne Park Pavilion Triennial Election Dunsandel Community Committee Mon 6 Feb 7.30pm Dunsandel Sports Centre Halkett Community Centre Committee Wed 22 Feb 7.30pm Halkett Community Centre Triennial Election Hororata Reserve Management Committee Wed 1 Feb 7.30pm Hororata Hall Triennial Election Killinchy Community Centre Committee Mon 20 Feb 7.30pm Killinchy Community Centre Kirwee Recreation Reserve Management Committee Mon 13 Feb 7.30pm Kirwee Reserve Sports Pavilion Kirwee Township Committee Mon 20 Feb 7.30pm Kirwee Community 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 Prebbleton Public Hall Society Inc. Mon 13 Feb 7.30pm Prebbleton Hall Supper Room Prebbleton Reserve Committee Mon 20 Feb 7.30pm Prebbleton Community Cottage Rhodes Park Domains Board Thurs 16 Feb 7.30pm

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

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Parents also need to be mindful of their own driving when dropping off or picking up children.

Reduce your speed around children Park well back from crossings and intersections so children can be seen Ensure children walking, scooting or biking wear their safety vest to help them be seen If dropping children off by car, ensure they get out on the footpath side of the car Encourage your children to use crossing points and kea crossings and always look out for vehicles in driveways · Teach children to cross roads safely and to judge safe distances. Road safety resources for parents and children are available from the Council by emailing stephanie.hautler@selwyn.govt.nz or phoning 347 2705.

TUESDAY JANUARY 31 2017

Notices

Free microchipping is available on Friday 3 February at: · Lincoln from 9-9.30am · Leeston from 10.15-10.45am · Darfield from 11.30am-12pm · Rolleston from 12.45-1.15pm Please note: · Clinics last for only 30 minutes · The Rolleston venue is in

“Children can dart out on to the road unexpectedly. Drivers need to slow down and be extra cautious near schools and early childhood centres, and remember that 20 km per hour is the speed limit past a school bus that has stopped to let children on or off,” says Ms Hautler.

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Tai Tapu Golf Club Triennial Election Southbridge Advisory Committee Mon 27 Feb 7.30pm Southbridge Hall Supper Room Triennial Election Southbridge Reserve Committee Mon 27 Feb 7.30pm Southbridge Hall Supper Room Triennial Election Springfield Township Committee Tue 7 Feb 7.30pm, Tawera Hall Springston Hall Committee Thurs 2 Feb 7.30pm Springston Hall Springston Reserve Committee Wed 15 Feb 7.30pm Errol Tweedy Pavilion Waihora Park Reserve Committee Tue 1 Feb 7pm Waihora Bowling Club Weedons Reserve Committee Mon 13 Feb 7.30pm Weedons Reserve Pavilion Weedons Reserve Committee Mon 20 Feb 7.30pm Weedons Reserve Pavilion Triennial Election West Melton Community Centre Committee Tue 31 Jan 7.30pm West Melton Community Centre West Melton Residents Association Wed 8 Feb 7pm West Melton Community Hall AGM, then ordinary meeting at 7.30pm Whitecliffs Township & Domain Committee Mon 13 Feb 7.30pm Glentunnel Hall

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

TUESDAY

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Springston Picnic in the Park Springston Domain, 5.30-7.30pm With live music, bouncy castle, events trailer, games, Pedalmania, prizes & free sausage sizzle. Bring a picnic & enjoy! Free

Lincoln Envirotown Working Bee Mahoe Reserve, 2pm Help clean up weeds at the reserve (Boundary Road, Lincoln). Please bring spades, garden gloves, sunglasses & a bucket if you can. Contact Sue on 329 5858 for details

Waitangi Day Community Country Picnic Darfield Domain, 10am-2pm A community country picnic for the family. Celebrate all things country with games, food, history & music

Waitangi Day Bus Tour Join the Ellesmere Historical Society to visit the Acton & Langley homesteads, Lake Hood & the Ashburton Aviation Museum. To book phone Roger on 324 3648 or Wendy on 329 1877

Storytime & Rhymetime Selwyn District Libraries

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Selwyn beaming with national talent „„ By Tom Doudney A SELWYN cricket club is punching above its weight at Canterbury representative level. Leeston Southbridge has had eight players named in Canterbury and New Zealand representative teams over the past several weeks. Two of those players, Ben Donkers and Harry Chamberlain, have been with the club since the age of five. Donkers has made the New Zealand under-18 and Canterbury under-19 one-day teams, while Chamberlain has made the Canterbury one-day side after initially being selected for the Canterbury A and Canterbury Country Hawke Cup sides. Toby Doyle, Mitch Ross, Harrison Cox, Tim Gruitjers and Morgan Jeffery all made the Canterbury Country Hawke Cup team, while Ben Chamberlain, younger brother of Harry Chamberlain, made the Canterbury under-19 one-day team. For Gruitjers, Cox and Jeffery, it was the first time they had made the Canterbury Country side. Gruitjers plays international cricket for the Netherlands but plays in New Zealand during their off season. Leeston Southbridge president Blair Franklin said having eight players selected for representative teams was a great achievement for a small club, and “even more pleasing, considering that both (Donkers and Chamberlain) have been with the club since the age of 5-years-old.”

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Donkers, an all-rounder who bats in the middle order and bowls brisk medium pace, has had an outstanding season, captaining both the Christchurch Boys’ High School first XI to the national secondary schools’ title and Canterbury at the national under-19 tournament. Franklin said Donkers’ natural athleticism and versatility in the field was a huge advantage. “He would be one of the best fielders in the game at this age level. He is a natural leader and has maturity and knowledge well

beyond his years,” he said. Franklin said Chamberlain had been involved in Canterbury age group programmes for the last six or seven years and had developed into a hard-hitting top order batsman. “His promotion to the Canterbury men’s side was never a matter of if but when,” he said. “Like all young, talented sportspeople, they sometimes just need an opportunity to show their talents and (Chamberlain) now has the platform to showcase his abilities.” •More sport, page 23

SWINGING HARD: Leeston Southbridge batsman Harry Chamberlain has made the Canterbury one-day squad. PHOTO: KAREN CASEY

Leeston Southbridge fight back on first day against Southbrook A LEESTON Southbridge side decimated by the loss of six players on representative duty was skittled for just 51 by Southbrook in the second round of the CRV Ambreed Country Premier two-day cricket competition. At Southbrook Park, the home side rattled through the depleted line-up, with pace duo Ben Rayner and Fergus Fairbairn

doing the damage. In reply, Southbrook were in trouble at 27/5 before skipper Matt Brine (37), Sam Ermerins (13) and an unbeaten 35 from Darryn Boyle steadied the ship. Southbrook declared at 109/9, with a handy lead of 58 runs. Leeston Southbridge fought hard in the second innings, erasing the deficit and making their way to 74/2 at stumps –

with a lead of 16 going into the final day next weekend. Meanwhile, Sefton put themselves in a commanding position on day one of their match against Lincoln. Batting first, the Seals received handy contributions from Patrick Croker, Ollie Bragg, Matt Rowe and top scorer Al Chamberlain who came up from the senior team. They posted 246/9 before

declaring at the 55 over mark. After Lincoln lost early wickets, an unbroken 82-run partnership between Jamie Chapman and Hugh Paterson restored the match to an even contest with the team reaching 135/5 at the close of play. Scorecards •Leeston Southbridge 51 (T Field 27, B Rayner 4/12, F

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Softballer goes to next level „„ By Tom Doudney A ROLLESTON teenager has been named in the South Island under-15 softball team to play the North Island in the curtainraiser to the International Challenge Cup final in Auckland. The Challenge Cup will see the world No 1 New Zealand Black Sox playing in a tournament with five other teams – Japan, Argentina, Australia, Czech Republic and Samoa. The final will be played on February 12. Rolleston’s Blake Hardy, 14, was selected for the South Island team after his strong performance representing Canterbury in the South Island under-15 championships in Dunedin earlier this month. Hardy was part of the team which bet Nelson 7-0 to win the title. He was a key component for his team and was rewarded by taking home the best batter award. Hardy had a tournament batting average of .632 and had 12 safe shots from 19 bats, including two home runs. As well as the curtain-raiser game, the South Island and North Island under-15 sides will play a series of other games against each other earlier in the day. A good performance from Hardy could see him in line for even higher honours, as the

RISING TALENT: Rolleston softballer Blake Hardy has made the under 15 South Island team to play the North Island on February 12. ​ games will be used to assess players for selection to the New Zealand under-15 softball team. Hardy said he was happy and excited to be playing at the Challenge Cup. “That will be a lot of fun and some more game time for me,” he said. Hardy had been playing softball for about four years. He took up the sport after giving

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The World Around Us Wednesday -Sunday, 10am1pm Artworks inspired by the world we live in by Karen Baker, Averil Cave, Alison Purves and Helen Seach. Down by the Liffey Gallery, 1 James St, Lincoln. Picnic in the Park Springston Thursday, 5.30-7.30pm Enjoy family activities on a summer afternoon with the Selwyn Events games trailer, live music, bouncy castles, face painting, Pedalmania, Adam Allsorts and plenty more for the whole family. Activities for all ages to get involved and prizes up for grabs. A free sausage sizzle is available but people are encouraged to pack a picnic and make an evening of it. Springston Domain, Ellesmere Junction Rd. Family Farm Day Monday, 10am-3pm Getting up close to bunnies, goats, pigs, horses and sheep is all part of the fun at the Family Farm Day on Waitangi Day. A bouncy castle, ice cream cart and pony rides will be part of the on-site entertainment with plenty of parking. Part of the proceeds will go to the Canterbury Charity

Hospital Trust. Arion Farm Education Park, McLeans Island Rd (on the right past Orana Wildlife Park). Waitangi Day bus tour Monday Join the Ellesmere Historical Society to visit the Acton and Langley homesteads, Lake Hood and the Ashburton Aviation Museum. To book phone Roger on 324 3648 or Wendy on 329 1877. Waitangi Day Community Country Picnic Monday, 10.30am-3pm Come and celebrate being Kiwi with a range of activities for the whole family. Pedalmania, bouncy castles, pony rides, petting zoo, games, market stalls and more. Take a picnic and top up at the food stalls while listening to Selwyn storyteller and puppeteer Liz Weir. Emergency services will be there and there will be rides on the well loved old fire engine and a lolly scramble. Darfield Domain, North Tce. Markets this weekend The local markets have a lot on offer, from fresh produce to hand made crafts. West Melton Market:

CLASSIC: Throw on your jandals and go down to a special ‘Kiwiana’ themed Lincoln Farmers and Crafts Market on Saturday. As the name suggests it will have a distinct New Zealand flavour with classic Kiwi fare on offer – pavlovas, whitebait patties, pies, biscuits, Maori breads and ice cream. Stalls will also be selling a diverse range of authentic locally-made handcrafted New Zealand inspired gifts and native plants – paua inlaid wooden crafts, Kiwiana clothing, designer ware and art. Fun for the children includes garden family games and a special ‘find the kiwi’ treasure hunt. A soundtrack of iconic New Zealand hits will be playing throughout the event. The market will be held 10am-1pm, on the green beside Lincoln Library. ​ Saturday, 9am-noon. St Paul’s Edendale Car Boot University. Gold coin donations. Church. Sale: Sunday, 10am-3pm, Malvern Road Runners: Leeston Market: Saturday, Edendale Cafe, 888 Sandy Knolls Tuesday registration from 9.30am-12.30pm. Ellesmere Rd, West Melton. 5.40pm starts at 6pm. 3km Cooperating Church, High St. or 6km. Starts from Malvern Free entry. Running Groups Netball Centre. Prebbleton Market: Sunday The running groups aim to Prebbleton Runners: Tuesday 1-4pm. Prebbleton Community get like-minded members of the registration from 6pm. 3km or Cottage, corner of Springs and community fit and engaged with 6km walk or run. Starts from Blakes Rds. each other. All running groups Prebbleton Reserve football Lincoln Farmers’ and Craft have a handicapped start to cater ground. Gold coin donations. Market: Saturday, 10am-1pm. for different abilities. Ellesmere Road Runners: Gerald St, Lincoln. Lincoln Road Runners: Wednesday registration from Darfield Market: Saturday, Tuesday registration from 5.45pm starts at 6pm. 3km or 9am-1pm, opposite Challenge 5.30pm starts at 6pm. 3km 6km walk or run. Starts from Darfield, South Tce. or 6km. Starts at Lincoln Leeston Physiotherapy.


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Brussels sprouts: Love ’em or hate ’em

„„ By Janet Wade BRUSSELS SPROUTS top the list of New Zealand’s most disliked vegetables. The Belgians aren’t rushing to claim credit for these almost universally reviled vegetables, though the link to their capital city appears to have come from the vegetable’s popularity in Belgium during the Middle Ages and stuck as they spread to the rest of the world. To still be with us today, Brussels sprouts must have something going for them – and indeed they do! If the sprouts are picked when their heads are tight and no more than 2.5-5cm across, they are deliciously tender and have a milder, sweeter taste than their often tough, bitter, store-bought or frozen cousins. Likewise, the unpleasant, sulphurous odour that is associated with them doesn’t occur unless they are overcooked. The smell is produced by sulphur-containing compounds called glucosinolates that research indicates help prevent cancer (only broccoli contains more). Packed with an abundance of other vitamins and minerals, all in all, they are considered one of the world’s healthiest foods. Originating in the northern hemisphere, where Brussels sprouts are traditionally served as part of the British Christmas dinner (no doubt to the chagrin of British children), they are exclusively a crop for New Zealand’s colder climate areas. Ohakune and Oamaru are where most of our commercially-grown Brussels sprouts are produced. In saying that, the ones in the accompanying photographs were grown in

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Auckland; however, plants grown in warm areas are more likely to produce loose heads (unrecognisable as Brussels sprouts), bolt to seed, and without frost the flavour of the sprouts isn’t as good. Warmer climates also allow their main pests to proliferate such as caterpillars, aphids and slugs and snails. Birds, too, can be a problem, targeting the seedlings and emerging sprouts (pigeons in particular). Netting can be used to keep the birds and butterflies at bay, but you will need to keep a careful watch for aphids, which secrete a chemical that causes the leaves to curl over to provide a hiding place. Brussels sprouts are normally planted very early in spring, and again in mid-to-late summer. Most varieties take at least three to five months to produce a harvest because the sprouts only form once the plant reaches maturity.

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Dairy Woman of the SIAFD will be even Year nominations open bigger and better Dairy Women’s Network is on the hunt for an inspiring industry leader. Nominations open for the sixth Dairy Woman of the Year on 1 February 2017. “There is no shortage of potential winners out there doing amazing things in the industry every day,” says DWN trustee Alison Gibb. “It’s just that these women often don’t realise that what they are doing is exceptional because they are driven by their own beliefs and passions without knowing the effect they are having on the wider industry at the time and in the future.” Gibb says the 2017 winner, who will be announced at the Network’s conference in Queenstown in May, will be someone who is passionate about the industry, is a leader in her attitude and who is out there making things happen beyond the farm gate and beyond her community. “It’s so important that DWN has created this opportunity to acknowledge the work that these women do in championing the

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dairy industry,” says Gibb. “The Dairy Woman of the Year is the only award of its kind in the dairy industry. There are plenty of industry awards – but nothing acknowledging the huge contribution women make. “So this is a unique opportunity to acknowledge the incredible and valuable role that dairy women play in this country.” With that in mind, she also said anybody could nominate a DWN member for the title. “Nominators don’t need to be female, or even DWN members. They might be bank managers, colleagues, neighbours, sales reps – it doesn’t matter.” Visit www.dwn.co.nz to find out more about the awards or to nominate someone.

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The 2017 South Island Field Days (SIAFD) at Kirwee promises to be even bigger and better than before with the purchase of neighbouring land allowing for more displays and demonstrations. The expansion of the event, held from 29 to 31 March, will underscore the fact SIAFD is New Zealand’s premier demonstration event for agricultural machinery. In 2015, SIAFD held its first field days at the site it purchased off Courtenay Road, Kirwee. The SIAFD board bought the site when it outgrew its leased site near Lincoln University, where it was based for more than 30 years. “When we moved to Kirwee we purchased 40ha, which allowed us to accommodate up to 450 exhibitors. Now we have purchased an additional 40ha of land adjacent to our site,” says spokesperson Daniel Schat. “While we will not occupy the entire 80ha at the 2017 Field Days, we will have more exhibitors and a bigger demonstration space than last time. “The machinery demonstrations will feature beet harvesters and maize choppers as well as a full range of balers and cultivation equipment.” A true community event, a group of dedicated volunteers organise and run the Field Days, and community groups provide many of the services –parking, catering and clean-up – that make them function smoothly. “We also provide $5000 in scholarships that go to two Lincoln University students. We will announce the winners of the 2017 scholarship winners soon,” he says. South Island Field Days switches between Canterbury and Southland each year. During the off year Kirwee farmer Tony Redman leases the SIAFD site and in recent months Cressland Contracting Ltd has been doing site development work on the newly acquired portion of the site. For more information, check out the For Exhibitors, The Event and the Downloads sections or contact SIAFD secretary Nicola Burgess on 03 423 0537 or info@siafd.co.nz.

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Farmers reminded to irrigate the grass not the road Environment Canterbury is reminding irrigators to be aware of where their water is going and irrigate the grass-not the road.

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irrigators to ensure they water within their property boundaries.” “My advice is to ensure end guns are set and operating correctly and regularly checked. When you set up your travelling irrigator always have a set-back distance from the road,” he said. Farmers should ensure they’re being responsible with their water. “Aside from the safety issue, people don’t like seeing water being wasted by being sprayed onto roads. Farmers who irrigate do so under strict regulatory regimes so it’s important they justify their use of water by being efficient and responsible with it,” Andrew said. Anyone experiencing spray on the road that is clearly coming from an irrigation system should contact Environment Canterbury on 0800 324 636. If there is immediate danger to road users they should contact the police.

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Environment Canterbury principal resource management advisor Richard Purdon said some irrigators across the region needed to adjust their aim and irrigate the grass rather than the road. Irrigation onto roads, particularly gravel roads, is not only a waste of water but also has the potential to create safety issues for motorists, he said. “It is the surprise element and the force of the water that could easily startle a motorist, it is especially dangerous for those on motorcycles” Richard said. Richard said irrigation consent holders are responsible for the use of water that is applied to their properties. “Resource consent conditions authorise the use of water to a consented piece of land, not to run to waste,” Richard said. “We understand it can be difficult on very windy days but hardstand areas such as state highways and rural roads are not consented or authorised to be irrigated.” Irrigation system operators must monitor the use of their water and equipment to make sure the water is used in the way that was authorised by their resource consent. “All irrigators should ensure that their water allocations are used diligently and not wasted, especially in a dry season. We will continue to monitor unauthorised use of water utilising our new locally based water zone officers and deal with it on a case-bycase basis,” he said. Irrigation New Zealand chief executive Andrew Curtis said the two main culprits for water going over-boundary were the end guns on pivot irrigators and travelling irrigators set up too close to roads. “Watering onto roads creates a significant safety hazard, so it’s really important for

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Citroen flair for DS4 Crossback „„ By Ross Kiddie IF THERE was one thing the separate market platforms for Citroen and DS has achieved is that the designers of both brands have been given freedom of expression. Citroen has always been known as a company which has explored the extremes of automotive design, the DS brand which is marketed parallel to Citroen takes that adventurous approach one step further. That can certainly be said of the DS4 Crossback, the subject of this evaluation. Its shape is very charismatic and has extended the sport utility vehicle parameters, it is a crossover vehicle which, in simple terms, looks rather like a fully grown hatchback/liftback. But its body styling must have really tested the boundaries of what is possible in terms of engineering. Take the rear doors, for example, they meld to a strong point at the top and slot into a cavity which looks fabulous, but I can imagine they would have been problematic to create. All through the DS4 Crossback interesting elements present themselves and, for that reason alone, it is a vehicle which appeals for its fashion and style. As I mentioned, it is also a car which borders in the SUV category even though it has a traditional two-wheel-drive (front) driveline. But it does get the wonderful 2-litre turbocharged diesel engine which has found its way through much of Citroen’s product, and it is a power plant which delivers fabulous performance and economy. In terms of figures, the 1977cc unit pumps out 133kW at the top end, and a hearty 400Nm of torque at the bottom end (2000rpm). That being the case, acceleration is swift, the DS4 will lunge to 100km/h from a standstill in 8.6sec, and will make 120km/h from 80km/h in 4.3sec, the force of the turbo boost through the mid-range is something quite startling and a joy to feel. Even though it is capable of spirited acceleration, this engine is rated by Citroen/ DS with a 4.4-litre per 100km (64mpg) combined cycle fuel usage average. I

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I took the test car on my usual high country loop from Waddington through the back roads to Hororata, it cruises the highway quietly and with a sporty feel that encourages quick cornering. Citroen has long been admired for suspension technology and velvetlike ride. The Crossback set-up is just that little bit harder than I was expecting, some of which can be attributed to low profile tyres (225/45 x 18in), but that helps with that sport feel at the steering. When it comes to being placed quickly into a corner, there is sharp turnin and unyielding grip, while sport specification Michelin Pilot rubber provides positive information back to the steering wheel. Body balance over the suspension is also well con-

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Papanui High School Term 1 2017 night classes Make joining a night class one of your New Year resolutions and begin 2017 by taking some time for yourself and joining one of the wide range of night classes that are on offer at Papanui High School. The start of a new year is the ideal opportunity to get inspired to get out and learn something new and meet some new people? Classes for Term 1 begin from Monday 13 February and the options are extensive from Art to Yoga and everything in between we are sure regardless of your age or interest you will find something to tempt you. Classes at Papanui High School are held

in a warm, friendly relaxed environment and our tutors are supportive and well qualified in their chosen fields. We have many new courses on offer for the first time in Term 1, Mindfulness, Creative Writing, Introduction to Beauty (a course specializing in Nails), Cake Design and Cooking for Weight Loss (showing you how to eat more and weigh less). For further information and enrolment in any of our courses please visit our website www.papanui.school.nz or telephone our office on 3520701. Cake Design and Cooking for Weight Loss showing you how to eat more and weigh less.

We have many new courses on offer for the first time in Term 1. Introduction to Beauty - a course specializing in Nails.

Adult and Community Education Term 1, 2017 Come learn with us

Risingholme Community Centre offers a wide range of short courses each term at a range of venues. Risingholme Community Centre Alterations & upcycling (sewing), Art (Basic Painting, Creative Art, Mixed Media, Watercolour, Painting with Acrylics), Breathworks Mindfulness for Health, Belly dance for Exercise, Cake Decorating, Drawing & Sketching, Dyeing of Natural Fibres, Embroidery, ESOL, Fabric & Craft Skills, Guitar, Hand Quilting, Italian Language, Knitting, NZ Sign Language, Patchwork & Quilting, Pilates Beginners, Pottery, Sewing Skills, Using your Overlocker, Weaving, Weekend Sewing classes, Yoga, Wood Sculpture, Woodwork, Woodwork for Women, Work & Living Skills.

Adult and Community Education at Risingholme Community Centre Risingholme Community Centre wishes everyone a Happy New Year and the opportunity to begin or continue on the journey of being and Adult Learner. Risingholme Community Centre continues to offer a wide range of exciting Learning opportunities across the city. We start the term on Monday 13th February so why not enrol in one of our exciting classes – www. risingholme.org.nz Risingholme’s strong focus on language development continues with a wide range of language courses at a variety of levels – ESOL, Sign Language, Te Reo Maori, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish. Risingholme’s traditional base of art and craft courses continues to flourish with a full range available at a number of venues. They include fabrics, woodwork skills, cake decorating, health & fitness and well-being, computing, guitar and photography, cooking as well as many others. We also have some new and exciting classes planned such as Zen tangle, Creative Writing for Young Adults, Drawing and Sketching, Work and Living Skills. If you can’t find what you are looking for – “Tell us what you would like to learn” For more information on classes at Risingholme, Riccarton High School, Christchurch Girls High School, Shirley Boys High School, Hillmorton High School and Hornby High School, contact Risingholme Community Centre at 332 7359 or email info@risingholme.org.nz The full programme for Term 1 is on our website at http://www.risingholme.org.nz

Riccarton High School Arduino –introduction to coding and electronics, Basic Photography, Calligraphy, Customer Service, Creative Art, Chinese Cooking, Computing (Excel & Word), Embroidery, ESOL IELTS, ESOL Business English, First Aid, Gnocchi, Advanced Indian Cooking, Italian Cooking, Italian Language, Learn to Touch Type, Mediterranean Cooking, NZ Sign Language (a range of levels), Russian Language, Sewing Skills, Spanish Language, Te Reo Maori, Woodwork, Writing For Children & Young Adults, Yoga, Zen Tangle.

Shirley Boys’ High School Arduino –introduction to coding and electronics, Art (Painting with Acrylics), Computing Basics, Designing Your Garden; German Language, NZ Sign Language, Photoshop, Pilates, Reiki Level 2, Spanish Language, Te Reo Maori, Thai Cooking, Website Design, Woodwork, Yoga (range of classes).

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Hornby High School Pattern Making, Sewing Skills, Thai Cooking.

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WanTeD Freshpork’s feedmill near Burnham requires a truck driver with a Class 5 license to deliver animal feed with a truck and trailer. Hours typically commence at 5.00am with 40-45 hrs/wk. Weekends are rarely involved. Interested applicants should contact Jason 027 535 2236 Situations Vacant

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Applications close Friday 17th February 2017. To apply, please email your application in strictest confidence to Madeleine Hawkesby at madeleine@hawkesbyandco.co.nz Initial enquiries, and requests for he position description can be made by emailing or phoning Madeleine Hawkesby on 021 495 993.

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Villa Maria College is a Catholic school for girls established in 1918 by the Sisters of Mercy. We are looking for a Gateway Administrator to join our team.

The Uniform Shop manager is responsible for the operation and stock management of this retail entity.

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To be successful in this role you will need to... • Have great customer service skills, to be able to interact positively with both students and parents • Maintain and develop good business procedures • Be available to work flexible hours • Be able to work unsupervised to manage all aspects of our busy Uniform centre • Have an eye for detail and plenty of initiative • Have experience using Excel and stock management • Maintain and develop relationships with suppliers Additional Information... • Villa Maria College offers you a collegial work environment with flexible hours • There is the potential for additional hours by mutual agreement • A job description can be found on the College website www.villa.school.nz Applications close Friday 17 February 2017. Please provide your CV and two references to: Donna Scarlett - Executive Officer Villa Maria College 21 Peer Street, Christchurch 8041 Or email to: dsc@villa.school.nz

To be successful in this role you will need to... • Work with TEC (Tertiary Education Commission), employers, Industry Training Organisations (ITO’s) and private Tertiary Providers. • Have great customer service skills, to be able to interact positively with both students, parents and providers • Be available to work flexible hours • Be able to work unsupervised to manage all aspects of the College’s Gateway function • Have an eye for detail and plenty of initiative • Have experience-using Excel Additional Information... • Villa Maria College offers you a collegial work environment with flexible hours • A job description can be found on the College website www.villa.school.nz Applications close 17 February 2017 Please provide your CV and two references to: Donna Scarlett - Executive Officer Villa Maria College 21 Peer Street, Christchurch 8041 Or email to: dsc@villa.school.nz

A casual vacancy has occurred on the Board of Trustees for an Elected Parent representative. The Board has resolved www.rollestonchristian.school.nz under section 105 of the Education Act 1989 to fill the vacancy by selection. If ten percent or more of eligible voters on the school roll ask the Board, within 28 days of this notice being published, to hold a by-election to fill the vacancy, then a by-election will be held. Any eligible voter who wishes to ask the Board to hold a by-election should write to: Mark Larson Chairperson Board of Trustees Rolleston Christian School C/- 30 Acacia Avenue Christchurch 8041 Email: m.larson@ middleton.school.nz

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Tuesday January 31 2017

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Phone our local team 03 379 1100

Public Notice

PRIVATE PLAN CHANGE 49, Selwyn District Plan Z & S Croft and J K Williams request to rezone Rural (Inner Plains) land to Living 3 at the corner of Lincoln Tai Tapu Road and Hauschilds Road, Tai Tapu, Clause 5 of the First Schedule, Resource Management Act 1991.

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Private Plan Change 49 (PC 49) proposes to change the Selwyn District Plan (Maps and Plan Text) to rezone two properties that are 8.1 hectares in size collectively from an existing Rural (Inner Plains) Zone to Living 3 to facilitate the subdivision and development of approximately 16 rural residential households. The subject land is located on the western boundary of Tai Tapu on Lincoln Tai Tapu Road (Lot 1 DP 436571 certificate of title 537135) and Hauschilds Road (Lot 2 DP 436571 certificate of title 537136). PC 49 proposes the following amendments to the Selwyn District Plan: · amend the district planning maps to rezone the subject land from Rural Inner Plains to a Living 3 zone · incorporate an outline development plan to coordinate and guide the future development of the site · propose site specific rules to manage flood risk, waste water and internal roading arrangements · incorporates land use rules and subdivision assessment matters to manage the effects of any future development on the site in accordance with the proposed amendments to the Living 3 zone provisions. The plan change request and the assessment of why it is needed can be read at Council’s Rolleston Headquarters, or viewed online at service centres and public libraries in Darfield, Leeston, Lincoln and Rolleston and at www.selwyn.govt.nz

Submissions Any person or organisation may make a submission supporting or opposing any aspect of this plan change. Submissions must be written and in accordance with Form 5 of the Resource Management Regulations and is available from any Council Service Centre or on the website. Submissions may be: Posted to:

Planning Department, Selwyn District Council, PO Box 90, Rolleston 7643

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a Council service centre in Darfield, Lincoln, Leeston or Rolleston

Faxed to:

(03) 347 2799 (if you fax your submission please post or deliver a copy to the details above)

Emailed to:

submissions@selwyn.govt.nz

At a later date, all submissions received will be summarised and published. Further submissions will then be invited, allowing any person or organisation to support or oppose any of the initial submissions. A Council hearing will then be arranged to consider all submissions, after which the Council will decide whether to reject or approve the plan change. Any submitter who is not satisfied with the Council’s decision may then appeal to the Environment Court. For further information regarding this plan change or the process outlined above, please contact Catherine Nichol on (03) 347 2800. The closing date for submissions is 5pm on 1 March 2017.

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Location, Presentation, Configuration Located in the established tree-lined ‘Hamlet’ subdivision, is this four-bedroom, two-bathroom gem. Its handy location just a short 400m walk to the Rolleston community centre, reserve and the town centre will benefit both young and old. Boasting undeniable street appeal, this home includes modern open-plan kitchen and dining, a second living area and seamless outdoor flow to a sheltered outdoor living area. Sited for the sun, this home ticks the extra boxes, complete with log burner, heat pump and heat transfer, walk-in robe, en-suite, pop-up sprinklers and double garage.

Enquiries over $529,000 www.pggwre.co.nz/LEE25253

Wilton Atkins Contact:

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Address: 25 Othello Drive, Rolleston

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ROLLESTON - 4 Haymakers Crescent • 623sqm section • 4 bedrooms • Centrally located kitchen • Open home living • Sizable master bedroom with WIR & ensuite • Well sited for the sun & outdoor entertaining • LED lighting & heat pump • Double internal access garage

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Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576 jackie@marealestate.co.nz

FINE CONTEMPORARY LIVING • 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 840m2 and well landscaped

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

Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576 jackie@marealestate.co.nz

LEESTON - 28 High Street

LEESTON - 19 Mountain View Place

BEAUTIFUL CHARACTER HOME ON 1382M2 WITH THREE CAR GARAGING

LOOKING FOR THAT GENUINE FAMILY HOME WITH A BIT OF WOW FACTOR? • 220m2 family home located on a roomy 1021m2 landscaped section • Brand new kitchen, engineered stone bench tops • Modern bathrooms • Sheltered private outdoor dining options • Heating is by way of heatpumps & log burner with an HRV system Price: $535,000 • Large double garage attached with plenty of off View: www.marealestate.co.nz/101 street parking Stephan Knowler Mb 027 229 9522 • A striking home with a fantastic aspect & location stephan@marealestate.co.nz

• A character villa style 250m2 home • Four or could be five bedrooms • Large formal lounge, Dining/family area • Large modern kitchen & stylish bathroom • Extensive rewiring, relined, insulation • General renovation new paint, paper & carpet • Separate triple garage complete with studio & workshop, carports • Extensive asphalted area providing extra parking • Attractive sheltered outdoor living area • Built in irrigation, landscaping with fruit trees & vege garden

Price: $529,000 View: www.marealestate.co.nz/092

Stephan Knowler Mb 027 229 9522 stephan@marealestate.co.nz

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• Special one off price • Brand new town house • 2 bedrooms with open plan living • Attached garage and fully landscaped • Easy care section Price: $469,000 View: www.marealestate.co.nz/967

Price: $369,000 View: www.marealestate.co.nz/106

Stephan Knowler Mb 027 229 9522 stephan@marealestate.co.nz

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CONTEMPORARY & OPULENT LIVING • Start your 2017 off in this stunningly built property • Contemporary design • 236sqm 4 double bedrooms • Centrally located kitchen with gas hob & ample storage space • Stacking ranch slider doors from the dining/living area • Timber deck & expansive private outdoor dining • Master offers a spacious ensuite, WIR & ranch slider to your very own deck • Well sited to optimise the back yard space • Stunning entrance way • Double internal access garage & boat parking

Residential Lifestyle Rural Property

LEESTON PH: 03 324 3704

Jackie Derrick 027 636 3576

Stephan Knowler 027 229 9522

DARFIELD PH: 03 318 8204

Cameron McRae 027 769 6696

Paul Robinson 021 277 2690

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Keldholme Cottage This very desirable and welcoming cottage will tick all the boxes for size, privacy and a secure, large, 1039m² section. This home is a true delight and has been lovingly cared for. In recent times it has had a make-over and offers a new kitchen, open-plan lounge/dining area, a new bathroom and two bedrooms. It is warm, cosy and oozes charm and character. A separate access way runs off Vogel Street to the back of the property where there is a single garage. This property would suit a first home buyer or an investment opportunity. Easy access to Darfield and Christchurch. A must to visit! www.pggwre.co.nz ID: DAR25344

Athol Earl

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$310,000

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

OPEN HOME 65 West Coast Road Saturday 1.00-1.30pm Sunday 11.00-11.30am

www.pggwre.co.nz ID: DAR25073

Min Cookson B 03 341 4301 M 027 249 5417

Plus GST (if any) OPEN HOME 924 Telegraph Road Saturday, 2.00-2.30pm Sunday, 12.00-12.30pm

Min Cookson B 03 341 4301 M 027 249 5417

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Extending outdoor living Rain and wind-proofing an outdoor space adds value to a property. With a roof or clear vinyl sides, your buyers can see an area where rain doesn’t stop play. Thanks to blitz advertising, most Kiwis have heard the name Archgola. The company and others like it can add canopies to decks, enclosing the space for year-round use. Undercover verandas, pergolas and gazebos can be turned into living space by adding side panels, which effectively create

a conservatory. Restaurants often use these spaces, so there’s no reason why home owners can’t as well. Roll-down clear vinyl blinds are a popular choice, which, if you’re lucky, can be bought ready made from hardware stores such as Bunnings and Mitre10. If not, there are plenty of companies that will

custom manufacture to fit. Usually these blinds zip into place and are stored using a rope-and-pulley system. Mounting your blinds is very simple. Typically it involves screwing the mountings into wood or installing a track then fitting the blind. Other options include roll-up shade cloths or other gazebo or veranda sides, such as canvas. These aren’t as windproof as the vinyl blinds, meaning they’re not a 12-month solution. If you don’t already have an outdoor living space, building a pergola doesn’t generally need planning permission.. Provided the pergola is less than 10 sq m in size, it is usually okay to add a roof. But a quick call to the council is a good idea; never risk building an unpermitted structure. Another option for quick and easy rain and windproof outdoor living is a pop-up gazebo. These can be turned into dining areas to give buyers a glimpse of what they

could do themselves. It’s important to dress them so it doesn’t look like you’ve just plonked a gazebo on the lawn. Lights, plants, furniture and even place settings can really give a gazebo the Pinterest touch and bring it to life as an outdoor entertaining hub for the home. The more you pay for pop-up gazebos, the better UV protection of the fabric and powder coating of the steel you get. Heating the outdoor space also makes it more usable. The cheap option is a patio heater. Permanent gas, wood or pellet fireplaces and fire pits are easier on the eye and can make a design statement, allimportant when selling a home. For wind protection, it’s reasonably simple to erect trellis and staple brush sides to it or the existing fence. Bamboo is particularly good for this purpose, especially if you have access to a free source - although you could also buy it at all good hardware stores.

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• Exciting, exclusive location adjacent to the Foster Recreation Park • 1.4 hectares zoned for residential development • Two dwellings on site - an attractive, colonial style, two-storey, three-bedroom home plus a tidy, one-bedroom granny flat with its own bathroom and living room • Three-bay, lock-up garage and workshop • Opportunity to develop or land bank a location for the future • Attractive to lifestyle buyers looking for dual accommodation Contact Mike for further details.

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Charm & Tranquility in the Country! Occupying a generous 13,575m2 parcel of land on the outskirts of the peaceful town of Chertsey is this charming two-bedroom plus sunroom bungalow that provides buyers with the opportunity to secure a serene slice of country life. The myriad of separate living spaces are highly functional and provide distinct areas for cooking, dining and unwinding while the well-presented interior enjoys a light and bright colour scheme which offers a touch of personality and warmth. Just a short 10-minute drive from Rakaia and less than 20 minutes from the wealth of amenities in Ashburton, this could be the escape to the country you’ve been searching for. Contact Mike now for more information.

Mike Goatley 027 249 5561

Chris Finnerty 021 274 6041

Trevor McIvor 027 444 2814

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Family Living in the Heart of Faringdon! Located in the bustling new sub-division of Faringdon, is this great family home. Comprising 4 bedrooms, with master having a sought after walk-in-robe. Convenient for allowing a separate space for kids or adults, is the separate lounge, with bi-fold doors that open to the outdoor entertainment area. The modern kitchen, with its walk-in pantry & double fridge space, flows seamlessly to a large open plan living area. With another set of bi-fold doors, this great space also extends to the outdoors. All this positioned on a generous 727sqm section. Perfect for children & pets, this home has everything a young family will need. Why not join the hype, and make your family the next new addition to Faringdon. Call now!

For Sale Offers over $585,000 View Sunday 3.00pm - 3.30pm www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22723 rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22723 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)

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Rolleston 14 Rembrandt Drive This sizeable, cleverly designed 4 double bedroom + study family home set in the heart of Rolleston is a must to view. A grand entryway leads you through double doors to the sunny & spacious living/dining room, which is overlooked by the well equipped open plan kitchen. Sliding doors lead you outside to a large partially covered patio. A separate lounge is another great sized room for relaxing in & offers lovely views out to the beautifully landscaped & fully fenced 835sqm section. The master bedroom is set at the other end of the house giving you a private retreat with an ensuite. The 3 remaining bedrooms are serviced by a family size bathroom & separate toilet. With good off street parking & close to all the local amenities, you need to see this fantastic property!

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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!

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For Sale $965,000 View by appointment 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)

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For Sale Offers over $589,000 View Sunday 2.15pm - 2.45pm www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22727 rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22727 Leisa Webster 027 722 5537 leisa.webster@raywhite.com Rolleston Office 03 347 9988 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

Rolleston 57 Brookside Road See the new year in with this captivating home. Set on a 1057 sqm private and secure section down a right of way there is plenty of space for kids and pets to run around as well as room for boats, trailers and caravans. Heading inside from an entertaining patio area, sliders lead you to a large open plan living area, sleek kitchen and dining area that soaks up all day sun. There is plenty of room here for large families while a heat pump keeps the temperature required. Upstairs leads to 3 bedrooms and study, with the master bedroom semi attached to the stylish bathroom. With plenty of off street parking also available this would be a great start to the year for a family who enjoy outdoor living and need room for additional camping or outdoor adventure toys.

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For Sale $512,000 View Sunday 3.45pm - 4.15pm www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22714 rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22714 Dwayne Bloomfield 021 163 9874 dwayne.bloomfield@raywhite.com Leisa Webster 027 722 5537 leisa.webster@raywhite.com Rolleston Office 03 347 9988 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)


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Rolleston 19 Stern Crescent

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Rolleston 64 Quartz Drive

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Stunning home with reserve outlook!

With a lovely aspect & features to impress, this property is ready & waiting for one lucky buyer! The interconnecting living rooms capture the sunshine, whilst the home chef will appreciate the generous bench & cupboard space that the modern kitchen & WIP offer. The bedrooms are all of a good size & are complemented by 2 stylish bathrooms, plus there is oodles of storage... something every home needs! There’s also undertile heating in the bathrooms & kitchen, a handy study nook + a fully landscaped & secure section with irrigation. Set in a lovely street in Levi Park, with playgrounds & a tennis court nearby, this 2 year young home will appeal to young & old. Quick settlement available.

Be wowed with this beautiful 3 bedroom home set across from the reserve offering the feeling of space and a beautiful outlook. From the moment you pull up outside, this immaculate home will capture your attention from the great street appeal through to the generous sized bedrooms and great indoor outdoor flow to the sunning established gardens. The open plan kitchen living dining enjoys the benefits of the spacious views to the reserve, or look out to the array of colour in the private back yard. Well set up for you to enjoy your outdoor entertaining with family and friends, or just sit back with a good book under the archgola and enjoy the peace and serenity this beautiful home offers. Call to view!

For Sale Offers over $569,000 View Sunday 12.00pm - 12.30pm www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22735 rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22735 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)

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For Sale Offers over $519,000 View Sunday 1.30pm - 2.00pm www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22713 rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22713 Angela Hunt 021 548 777 angela.hunt@raywhite.com Rolleston Office 03 347 9988 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

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Rolleston 18 Manor Drive

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Rolleston 246 Dunns Crossing Road

Hidden slice of heaven

Space, Style & Serenity!

Set amongst 1719m2 (inc ROW) of established trees and gardens, is this lovely family home. The generous open plan living area, with defined living & dining areas and a trendy central kitchen acts as the hub of the home and gives you access to the lovely raised deck. Family & guests will be comfortably accommodated in the 3 well proportioned bedrooms & 2 bathrooms, whilst the good sized study, located near the front door, is perfect for those who may work from home. Other aspects such as a pellet fire, heat pump, triple car garaging, fabulous off street parking, tunnel house, plentiful veggie gardens & chicken run, add even more appeal to this home. Call now to view this hidden treasure!

Boasting spacious rooms throughout & sitting pretty on 1727sqm of fully landscaped gardens, is this 4 bedroom plus study family home. From the inviting tiled entryway you pass the sizeable separate lounge. The entry also leads to the stylish kitchen/living/dining, where 2 sets of french doors open to a deck designed for entertaining. The well-appointed kitchen comes complete with 2 ovens, sleek bench tops, a double fridge space & a walk in pantry. The grand master boasts a tiled double shower & dual vanities in the ensuite, a WIR & french doors to the deck. The 3 remaining bedrooms are all large doubles. A further bonus is the consented plans for a triple garage & workshop - call now to view!

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For Sale $625,000 View Sunday 11.00am - 11.30am www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22642 rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22642 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 $740,000 View by appointment www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22705 rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22705 Emma George 027 555 0568 emma.george@raywhite.com Rolleston Office 03 347 9988 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)


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West Melton 6 Jacqueline Drive

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West Melton 1046 Railway Road

Sensationally Sunny!

Affordable Lifestyle & Massive Garaging!

Set on a generous 900m2 section, providing plenty of outdoor space for fun & entertaining, is this sun filled home that provides oodles of natural light & warmth. The home has been designed to provide the perfect indoor/outdoor flow from both the kitchen & living rooms, taking full advantage of the extensive deck & child friendly rear garden. Careful consideration has been given to the features on offer here, which include a walk in pantry, stone bench top, double oven with gas hob & double fridge space in the kitchen, wardrobe system in the WIR of the master bedroom, a separate laundry, a double tiled shower in the ensuite & a carpeted double garage. Be sure to view now!

It is so hard to find properties like this one. With an easily managed 1.6ha (approximately 4 acres) thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plenty of room for a pony and other pets. The 4 bedroom and office family home has been extensively updated including double glazing, pellet fire, modern kitchen and interior redecoration. The adjacent triple garage includes an attic room that is ideal as a games room or extra accommodation. An additional 3 car garage and workshop makes this the ideal property for a car enthusiast or someone who loves tinkering in their shed. With established shelter and fenced paddocks this is a great lifestyle without the burden of a large acreage. Our owners are committed to their next project - call now to view!

For Sale Offers over $699,000 View Sunday 2.45pm - 3.15pm www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22620 rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22620 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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For Sale Offers over $660,000 View by appointment www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22677 rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22677 Frank Dowle 027 528 0480 frank.dowle@raywhite.com Rolleston Office 03 347 9988 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

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West Melton 632 Hoskyns Road If first impressions count for anything then you are bound to be captivated the moment you enter this stunning property. The superb schist stone immediately draws attention to the generous sized home featuring a modernised kitchen and a sunny, light living space. From here doors lead outside to the patio area where youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll appreciate views over the garden. The 3 bedrooms are generous in size, with the master bedroom claiming its own ensuite and walk in wardrobe. The log fire adds ambience and comfort during the winter season. A 3 bay barn and wood sheds are at your disposal while another large shed includes a workspace, potential office area & a man cave. Plenty of fencing and shelter features around the 4ha with a possible lavender opportunity. Call to view now!

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For Sale Offers over $899,000 plus GST View by appointment www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22688 rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22688 Dwayne Bloomfield 021 163 9874 dwayne.bloomfield@raywhite.com Emma George 027 555 0568 emma.george@raywhite.com Rolleston Office 03 347 9988 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

Templeton 30 Roydon Drive An exciting opportunity has arisen to purchase this beautifully presented, sizeable 3 bedroom family home in the heart of Templeton. With 2 spacious living areas there is plenty of room for the family to spread out & come together in the open plan kitchen/living/dining area offering a well organised kitchen & double oven. In the separate lounge there is a new gas fire that will keep you cosy in cool weather. Sliding doors lead outside to a patio perfect for entertaining. All 3 bedrooms will impress you with their size & scale, with the master showcasing a floor to ceiling window. A stylish & refurbished modern bathroom has a wonderful high spec shower. With new carpets, DVS, gas hot water & double glazing, this is one chance you do not want to pass up!

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For Sale Offers over $490,000 View Sunday 11.30am - 12.00pm www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22740 rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22740 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)


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Leeston 416B Drain Road

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Rakaia 33 Bridge Street

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Motivated vendor wants action!

Tranquil garden setting!

My vendor is serious about selling and wants to see your offer now. Set down a right of way, backing on to paddocks, come and enjoy the peaceful living that is on offer here. Boasting 4 bedrooms and fantastic indoor outdoor flow, you and your family could be enjoying a barbecue now on the sheltered sunny deck, as quick possession is available. The large back yard will give plenty of space for the kids to kick the ball around in the fresh country air and there is still plenty of room for the tramp and swing set. Inside enjoy the warmth from the log burner and with the added bonus of an HRV & fully double glazed, this home will be warm and dry all year around! Call Angela now to view, to avoid disappointment.

This stunning, character home is enchanting from the moment you walk through the entry to the manicured, award winning gardens. Beautiful woodwork can be found throughout this light and airy home. The three bedrooms are generous in size. The spacious lounge has a heat pump, open plan kitchen, dining / living area also boasts a wood burner and HRV to keep the home warm and dry in the winter and cool in the summer months. This secure established 1012sqm section offers plenty of room for the children and pets to enjoy. Separate laundry, double garage plus another single and ample off street parking. Please call for a private viewing!

For Sale Offers over $439,000 View by appointment www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22733 rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22733 Angela Hunt 021 548 777 Angela.hunt@raywhite.com Rolleston Office 03 347 9988 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

For Sale Offers over $335,000 View Saturday 4.00 - 4.30pm www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22699 rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22699 Nyressa Vincent 027 515 7045 nyressa.vincent@raywhite.com Brendan â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Big Redâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Shefford 027 224 4733 Rolleston Office 03 347 9988 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

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Kirwee 60 Painters Road Painters Road Masterpiece - With Water Rights! Located on the fringe of West Melton, and offering 13.57ha of highly versatile land with water rights, extensive shedding and a stunning family home, this is a property worth dropping everything to view. Set back from the road at the end of a tree lined drive, the original Lockwood home offers a flexible layout, featuring 3/4 generous bedrooms and three spacious living areas that all enjoy views to the mature sheltered gardens that surround the home. Surrounding the home, the remaining land has been divided into 6 paddocks, one of which benefits from the presence of a water race. Fully fenced and sheltered on all boundaries, shedding is also plentiful, comprising a total of 11 bays, 2 of which are enclosed and powered. Our owners have loved their time on this property and hold cherished memories of the last 16 years, however, the time has now come to downsize and their instructions are clear - this magnificent property must now be sold. Offered for sale by auction if not sold prior, the property will be sold plus GST if any.

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Auction 12.00pm, Friday 10th February 2017 (unless sold prior) View by appointment www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22694 rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22694 Melanie Elliott 027 635 2643 melanie.elliott@raywhite.com Brendan Shefford 027 224 4733 brendan.shefford@raywhite.com Rolleston Office 03 347 9988 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)


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Landscaping and house design go together When looking at house designs, think about outdoor living and how the home will sit on your chosen section, along with the practicality of indoor/outdoor flow for you and your family. Often landscaping is down the list and while we may note where sliders are on a house plan we may think no further, yet planning helps ensure there is really functional outdoor space. If gardening is not your thing, your landscaping may no more than one or two patio areas, a few plants in pots then lawn with some trees and shrubs. For those who like gardening, positioning of garden beds will also be a factor. Sub-divisions usually have covenants requiring that a house and landscape plan (of any area visible to the street) is submitted for approval, before construction of the home begins.

Plan outdoor living spaces for functionality.

Identifying plant species on this plan may not be necessary with just an indication of number of plants along with their heights and widths needed. A landscape designer may provide you with plant details or you might consult a nursery who will recommend suitable plants. Minimalism is currently fashionable with grouping of evergreen shrubs and in larger spaces one or two trees to create effect. Natives are popular but consider also Rhododendrons and Camellias that while being slower growers, do put on a stunning display of colour in spring. If you want a little more interest in your garden, you might include a water feature, pergola or additional fencing within the property itself. The latter two have the added advantage of providing shelter from wind and sun. Look at how the dimensions of each house plan fits within your chosen piece of dirt, to see where such features might be positioned and whether it is workable. Planning your outdoor space early will also mean that you can have any pre-wiring for outside lighting undertaken by the electrician when the house is constructed, saving dollars and making it easier as the cables will be laid at a safe depth (a legal requirement) and ready for the later construction. In relation to hard surfaces, while driveways, paths and concrete patios are regularly planned as part of the build, other outdoor concrete areas may not be considered. If you do have an idea of additional parking areas to be concreted for a caravan or boat or other hard surfaces you would like, it may save on the budget by having this completed when the workmen are on the job rather than them having to come back at some point in the future. It also gets these jobs done. While the budget may be a factor in determining how many of your landscaping ideas are put into practice at the time of the build, having a plan in mind and costing for it is a good idea. It could save dollars down the track so talk to your builder, electrician and landscape designer. You may also like to put some ideas down on paper as a starting point.

Planning helps ensure there are functional outdoor spaces.

Sub-division covenants require approval of house and landscape plans.

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Fix those minor defects Start out front, cleaning, clearing and decluttering the yard to make a good impression on buyers. It’s a rare house that doesn’t have defects. Even newly renovated ones can have features that detract for buyers. But there are ways for sellers to deflect attention from them without pretending they’re not there. The three main ways of dealing with defects are: 1. Fix them. 2. Draw the eye away from them. 3. Use them as a selling point. Simple defects can be fixed easily. Start out front. Overgrown bushes can be trimmed, or replaced with a few matching plants, old fences and front doors can be painted or stained, and the paths cleaned. Do this even if a property is a do-up. You want to give the impression that buyers can move into the house and chip away at the work in their own time If you have time and money, paint sills and eaves using accents. Inside, the first thing buyers see is the hallway, which can be brightened up with a lick of paint. The neutral paint trick can also be used to paint over dated wallpaper, completely changing the look and feel of a tired house. Bathrooms and kitchens are important to buyers, and the eye settles on vanities and benches. These can be resurfaced relatively quickly to give a modern look.

If the seller can’t repaint or tile the bathroom bring in high quality matching towels, which become a feature in the room and draw the eye from the less than desirable walls and features. Nice vases and flowers will do the same. Replacing handles and knobs to draw attention away from the units themselves. This reduces the number of “I have to do this” thoughts in potential buyers’ minds. Drawing the eye away from a multitude of sins is exactly the thing to do. If you see an empty house the eye always goes to marks on the carpet and walls and this will lower the price expectation.” Drawing the eye to the furniture and furnishings, creates better flow, and de cluttering makes buyers feel the home would be a nice place to live in. The other way to handle the property’s defects is to raise them with the buyer before they see them. If the carpet is bad, for example, you can say: “Hey, they were going to replace the carpet but they decided to leave it to you to choose a new carpet and priced it accordingly.” Finally, good old fashioned elbow grease is essential in all properties to remove those sins that are simply cleanable.

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This Week’s

M-A MATSON & ALLAN REAL ESTATE LIMITED

Rolleston

HUNTSBURY 1/31a Huntsbury Avenue

HALSWELL 40 Edward Stafford Ave

ROLLESTON 12 Baxter Crescent

HEI HEI 9 Zenith Place

SHEFFIELD 65 West Coast Road

HUNTSBURY 1/31a Huntsbury Avenue

SOMERFIELD 253 Ashgrove Tce

PREBBLETON 58 Cairnbrae Drive

Sat 4th Feb, 2.30pm – 3pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrm, 4 car on 700m2 section Price by Negotiation, Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/ RLL22719

ROLLESTON 39 McCauley Street,

Thurs 2nd Feb, 1pm - 1.30pm, 4 bdrm, 2 living, 2 bthrm, 2 car gge, 626m2 section $539,000 www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1598 Harcourts Rolleston – Katie 021 135 0887

ROLLESTON 17 Goldrush Lane

Thurs2nd Feb1pm -1.30pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 2 car gge, 1019m2 section Price by negotiation www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1586 Harcourts Rolleston – Shona ph 027 229 3657

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ROLLESTON 17 Goldrush Lane

Sat 4th Feb, , 2pm - 2.30pm, 3 beds, 2 bthrm on 10.135ha $835,000 Plus GST DAR25073 PGG Wrightson Real Estate, Ph Min Cookson 027 249 5417

Thurs 2nd Feb, 1pm -1.30pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 2 car gge, 557m2 section $685,000 www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1572 Harcourts Rolleston – Richard (Taitie) 027 777 8080

ROLLESTON 12 Baxter Crescent

Thurs2nd Feb, 2pm - 2.45pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 3 living, 3 car gge, 1653m2 section Deadline sale, all offers presented 8 February (USP) www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1595 Harcourts Rolleston – Shona ph 027 229 3657

WEEDONS 358 Maddisons Road,

Thurs 2nd Feb, 6pm - 6.45pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 2+ car gge, 4ha section AUCTION: 9 February 2017 (USP) www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1592 Harcourts Rolleston – Richard (Taitie) 027 777 8080

Sat 4th Feb, 1.30pm – 2pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms 2 car on 623m2 section Offers over $479,000, Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/ RLL22706 Sat 4th Feb, 2.15pm – 3pm, 3 bdrm, 2 living, 2 bthrm, 2 car gge, 303m2 section $729,000 www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1597 Harcourts Rolleston – Richard (Taitie) 027 777 8080

KIRWEE 86 Hayes Road

Sat 4th Feb, 12pm – 12.30pm, 2 bed + sleepout on lifestyle block – 5 acres Auction, Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz

PREBBLETON 58 Cairnbrae Drive

Sat 4th Feb, 1pm – 1.30pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 2 car gge, 1019m2 section Price by negotiation www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1586 Harcourts Rolleston – Shona ph 027 229 3657 Sat 4th Feb, 2pm - 2.45pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 3 living, 3 car gge, 1653m2 section Deadline sale, all offers presented 8 February (USP) www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1595 Harcourts Rolleston – Shona ph 027 229 3657 Sat 4thFeb,1pm -1.30pm, 2 bdrms, new kitchen & bthrm, large log fire with transfer system $310,000DAR25344 PGG Wrightson Real Estate, Ph Min Cookson 027 249 5417 Sat 4th Feb, 12pm – 12.30pm, 3 bed , 2 bthrms, 2 car on 927m2 section Auction, Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22709

WEEDONS 358 Maddisons Road

Sat 4th Feb, 1pm - 1.45pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 2+ car gge, 4ha section AUCTION: 9 February 2017 (USP) www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1592 Harcourts Rolleston – Richard (Taitie) 027 777 8080

Sat 4th Feb, 12pm -12.30pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 2 car gge, 557m2 section $685,000 www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1572 Harcourts Rolleston – Richard (Taitie) 027 777 8080

For full details of all Open Homes. Please contact the Real Estate companies.

RAKAIA 33 Bridge Street

Check out The Selwyn Times Property Directory every Tuesday for the Best of property in the Selwyn District.

Sat 4th Feb, 4pm – 4.30pm, 4 Bed, 1 Bthrm, 3 Car on 1012m2 Section Offers over $335,000, Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/ RLL22706

AVONHEAD 218 Maidstone Road

ROLLESTON 89 Rolleston Drive

SHEFFIELD – 65 West Coast Road

BRYNDWR 15 Bateman Ave

ROLLESTON – 25 Othello Drive

SOCKBURN 46a Showgate Ave

Sun 5th Feb, 1pm -1.30pm, 3 bdrm, 1 living, 2 bthrm, 2 car gge, 530m2 section Price by negotiation ,www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1587 Harcourts Rolleston – Natalie 027 943 6413 Sun 5th Feb, 12.30pm – 1pm, 2 Bed, 1 Bthrm, 2 Car Offers over $449,000, Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/ RLL22730

GREENDALE 924 Telegraph Road

Sun 5th Feb, 12pm - 12.30pm, 3 beds, 2 bthrm on 10.135ha $835,000 Plus GST DAR25073 PGG Wrightson Real Estate, Ph Min Cookson 027 249 5417

HORORATA 270 Downs Road

Sun 5th Feb, 2pm -3pm, 5 bed, 2 bthrm on 3.9ha AUCTION (Unless Sold Prior) 6.30pm, Thurs, 2 March 2017 on siteDAR25362 PGG Wrightson Real Estate, Ph John Hughes 021 455 488 or Peter McCorkindale 027 594 5190

HUNTSBURY 1/31a Huntsbury Avenue

Sat 5th Feb, 2.15pm – 3pm, 3 bdrm, 2 living, 2 bthrm, 2 car gge, 303m2 section $729,000 www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1597 Harcourts Rolleston – Richard (Taitie) 027 777 8080

LEESTON 21 Clausen Avenue,

Sun 5th Feb, 2.30pm - 3.30pm, 3 bdrm, 1 living, 1 bthrm, 1 car gge, 280m2 section Price by negotiation, www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1600 Harcourts Rolleston – Natalie 027 943 6413

LEESTON 23 Clausen Avenue

Sun5th Feb, 2.30 - 3.30 pm, 3 bdrm, 1 living, 1 bthrm, 1 car gge, 280m2 section Price by negotiation, www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1601 Harcourts Rolleston – Natalie 027 943 6413

PHILLIPSTOWN 60Bordesley Street

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GREENDALE 924 Telegraph Road

Thurs 2nd Feb, 1pm – 2.15pm, 3 bdrm, 2 living, 2 bthrm, 2 car gge, 303m2 section $729,000 www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1597 Harcourts Rolleston – Richard (Taitie) 027 777 8080

Sun 5th Feb, 2.30pm – 3pm, 4 bed, 1 bthrm, 2 car on 560m2 section Offers over $429,000 Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/ RLL22682

PREBBLETON 58 Cairnbrae Drive

Sun 5th Feb, 12pm -12.30pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 2 car gge, 557m2 section $685,000 www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1572 Harcourts Rolleston – Richard (Taitie) 027 777 8080

ROLLESTON 18 Manor Drive

Sun 5th Feb, 1pm - 1.30pm, 4 bed. 2 bthrms, 2 car on 764m2 section Offers over $549,000, Ray White Rolleston, wwwrwrolleston.co.nz/ RLL22715 Sun 5th Feb, 1pm – 2pm, 4 bdrms, two bthrms, log burner, heat pump, heat transfer, dble drive-through garage Enquiries over $529,000 LEE25253, PGGWrightson Real Estate, Ph Wilton Atkins 027 606 0660

ROLLESTON 30 Seymour Drive

Sun 29th Jan, 1.15pm – 1.45pm Spacious & stylish 4 Bedroom home. Neg over $549,000, Jackie Derrick M 027 636 3576, E jackie@marealestate. co.nz Matson & Allan, www.marealestate.co.nz/021

ROLLESTON 22A Sheridan Drive

Sun 5th Feb, 1.15pm – 1.45pm, 4 bed,2 bthrms, 2 car on 1457m2 section $795,000, Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22710

ROLLESTON 64 Quartz Drive

Sun 5th Feb, 1.30 – 2pm, 3 bed, 2 bthrm, 2 car on 400m2 Section Offers over $519,000, Ray White Rolleston, rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22713

ROLLESTON 4 Butler Court

Sun 5th Feb, 1.30pm - 2pm, 4 bed. 2 bthrms, 2 car on 253m2 section Offers over $609,000, Ray White Rolleston, wwwrwrolleston.co.nz/ RLL22729

ROLLESTON 64 Lewis Crescent

Sun 5th Feb, 2pm-2.30pm, Contemporary & opulent living on 794m2. Neg over $645,000, Jackie Derrick M 027 636 3576, E jackie@marealestate. co.nz Matson & Allan, www.marealestate.co.nz/095

ROLLESTON 2 Heaphy Court

Sun 5th Feb, 2pm – 2.30pm4 bed, 3 car, walk in pantry Offers over $759,000, Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz

ROLLESTON 24 Overbury Crescent

Sun 5th Feb, 2pm – 2.30pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms, 3 car on 760m2 section Offers over $599,000 Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/ RLL22632 Sun 5thFeb , 2pm - 2.45pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 3 living, 3 car gge, 1653m2 section Deadline sale, all offers presented 8 February (USP) www.harcourts. co.nz ID#RL1595 Harcourts Rolleston – Shona ph 027 229 3657

ROLLESTON 83 Beaumont Drive

ROLLESTON 14 Rembrandt Drive

ROLLESTON 13 Frame Crescent

ROLLESTON 10 Tawton Lane

ROLLESTON 17 Goldrush Lane

ROLLESTON – 710 Selwyn Road

Sun 5th Feb, 11.45am – 12.15pm, 4 Bed, Rumpus, 2 Bthrms, 4 Car, 1916m2 Section Deadline Sale, Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/ RLL22672 Sun 5th Feb, 1pm -1.30pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 2 car gge, 1019m2 section By negotiation www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1586 Harcourts Rolleston – Shona ph 027 229 3657

ROLLESTON 19 Stern Crescent

Sun 5th Feb, 12pm - 12.30pm, 4 bed. 2 bthrms, 2 car on 567m2 section Offers over $569,000, Ray White Rolleston, wwwrwrolleston.co.nz/ RLL22735

ROLLESTON 4 Haymakers Crescent

Sun 5th Feb, 12.30pm-1pm, Stunning 4 Bdrm with standout street appeal. Neg over $549,000, Jackie Derrick M 027 636 3576, E jackie@marealestate. co.nz Matson & Allan, www.marealestate.co.nz/090

ROLLESTON 32 Riverstone Drive

Sun 5th Feb, 12.30pm - 1pm, 4bed. 2 bthrms, 2 car on 999m2 section Offers over $749,000, Ray White Rolleston, wwwrwrolleston.co.nz/ RLL22596

ROLLESTON 39 McCauley Street,

Sun 5th Feb, 1pm - 1.30pm, 4 bdrm, 2 living, 2 bthrm, 2 car gge, 626m2 section $539,000 www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1598, Harcourts Rolleston – Katie 021 135 0887

Sun 5th Feb, 12.15pm - 12.45pm, 3 bed, 1 bthrm, 2 car garaging Offers over $465,000, Ray White Rolleston, wwwrwrolleston.co.nz/ RLL22732

SOMERFIELD 253 Ashgrove Tce

Sun5th Feb, 11am – 11.30am, 3 bed , 2 bthrms, 2 car on 927m2 section Auction, Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22709

TEMPLETON 30 Roydon Drive

Sun 5th Feb, 11.30am – 12pm, 3 bed, 1 bthrm, 2 car on 650m2 section Offers over $490,000, Ray White Rolleston, wwwrwrolleston.co.nz/ RLL22740

WEEDONS 358 Maddisons Road,

Sun 5th Feb, 1pm – 1.45pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 2+ car gge, 4ha section AUCTION: 9 February 2017 (USP) www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1592 Harcourts Rolleston – Richard (Taitie) 027 777 8080

WEST MELTON 29 Finlays Road

Sun 5th Feb, 2pm - 2.30pm, 3 bdrm, 1 living, 1 bthrm, 4 car gge, 4ha lifestyle section $690,000 www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1548 Harcourts Rolleston- Katie 021 135 0887

WEST MELTON 6 Jacqueline Drive

Sun 5th Feb, 2.45pm - 3.15pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms 2 car on 900m2 section Offers over $699,000, Ray White Rolleston 222.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22620

WEST MELTON 39 Jacks Drive

Sun 5th Feb, 3.30pm – 4pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrm, 2 car, sep laundry, 1301 0m2 property Offers over $699,000, Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/ RRL22619

ROLLESTON 12 Baxter Crescent

Sun 5th Feb, 11am – 11.30am, 3 bed 2 bthrms, 3 car on 1719m2 section $625,000, Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22642 Sun 5th Feb, 11am – 11.30am, 4 Bed, 2 Bthrms, 2 Car on 759m2 Section Offers over $629,000, Ray White Rolleston, wwwrwrolleston.co.nz/ RLL22728

Sun 5th Feb, 11am – 11.30am, 2 bedrms, new kitchen & bthrm, large log fire with transfer system $310,000, DAR25344 PGG Wrightson Real Estate, Ph Min Cookson 027 249 5417

Sun 5th Feb, 2.15pm - 2.45pm, 4 bed. 2 bthrms, 2 car on 835m2 section Offers over $589,000, Ray White Rolleston, wwwrwrolleston.co.nz/ RLL22727 Sun 5th Feb, ,2.45pm - 3.15pm, New build 4 Bedroom Executive home. Neg over $610,000, Jackie Derrick M 027 636 3576, jackie@marealestate. co.nz Matson & Allan, www.marealestate.co.nz/110 Sun 5th Feb, 2.30pm – 3.30pm, 3ha, three bed, two bthrms, log burner, heat transfer, own bore, 3 bay barn, dble garage Deadline Private Treaty (Unless Sold Prior) Closes 2pm, Wed 22 Feb 2017 LEE25315, PGG Wrightson Real Estate, Ph Wilton Atkins 027 606 0660

ROLLESTON 101 Shillingford Boulevard

Sun 5th Feb, 3pm – 3.30pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms, 2 car on 727m2 section Offers over $585,000, Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/ RLL22723

ROLLESTON 10 Goldie Place

Sun 5th Feb, 3pm - 3.30pm, 4 bed + study, 2 bthrms, 2car, 838m2 section Offers over $569,000, Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/ RLL22721

ROLLESTON 5 Wedgewood Row

Sun 5th Feb, 3.30pm-4pm, Spacious 4 Bdrm on 1397m2. Priced reduced to sell. Neg over 560,000, Jackie Derrick M 027 636 3576, E jackie@marealestate.co.nz Matson & Allan, www.marealestate.co.nz/087

ROLLESTON 57 Brookside Road

Sun 5th Feb, 3.45pm - 4.15pm, 3 bed 1 bthrm, 2 car on 1057m2 section $512,000, Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22714

For full details of all Open Homes. Please contact the Real Estate companies. Check out The Selwyn Times Property Directory every Tuesday for the Best of property in the Selwyn District.


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Four Seasons Realty Rolleston Licensed Agent REAA 2008

West Melton 3 Rotherham Drive

Rolleston 17 Goldrush Lane

5 Car Garaging, Workshop & Studio!

Brand New with Style and Substance!

Upsizing or downsizing, so much on offer, a large family home, room for the extended family, garaging to be envied with a workshop for toys & tools, a studio for your hobbies/retreat for teenagers. Vendors ready to sell, reap the rewards, and view now.

This stylish four bedroom home has been built to the highest standards and will impress you. Designer kitchen with butler’s pantry. Two generous living spaces, sliders to patio areas provide privacy and shelter for entertaining. Situated in the prestigious Goldrush Lane, this 1019m2 property is a must view!

Price by negotiation

Price by negotiation

View at: fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1453

View at: fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1586

Claire Mason - 027 723 3571

Shona Robb – 027 229 3657

Rolleston 12 Baxter Crescent

Rolleston 17b Manor Drive

Often Sought Seldom Found!

A Caring Home for a Caring Family

290m2 executive home with designer kitchen on 1653m2 section. Three interconnecting living areas, four bedrooms and separate office. Covered entertainment area. Premium parking with potential for three car garaging including space for the caravan and boat.

Work from home, extended family there is options galore with this spacious and private family home. Factor in the sleep out and numerous garden/implement sheds, this is a must for those looking for something out of the ordinary.

Deadline Sale: All offers presented 8th February 2017 at 4pm (unless sold prior)

Price by Negotiation

View at: fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1595

View at: fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1570

Shona Robb – 027 229 3657

Natalie McLean – 027 943 6413

Prebbleton 58 Cairnbrae Drive

Weedons 358 Maddisons Road

Price Reduction $685,000!

Classic Character Villa on 4 Hectares

This sophisticated, four bedroom home is an ideal investment as its amenities are suited to absolutely everyone. The cohesive open floor plan with multiple living zones allows amazing versatility. The sleek new kitchen is perfectly positioned for those social occasions.

Every now and then a property comes along that, by its immaculate presentation, handy location, bountiful living spaces and exceptional character, needs very little introduction. Quaint, cute and incredibly appealing - this home must be viewed and explored in order to be fully appreciated.

For Sale: $685,000

Auction: Thursday 9th February 2017 (unless sold prior)

View at: fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1572

View at: fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1592

Richard Tait (Taitie) – 027 777 8080

Richard Tait (Taitie) – 027 777 8080

Ross Mitchell 027 222 9495

Richard Tait 027 777 8080

Fergus Spain 027 608 4768

Mary Westwood 021 557 731

ROLLESTON OFFICE Shop 13, Rolleston Square • 03 347 4711

Claire Mason 027 723 3571

Shona Robb 027 229 3657

Natalie McLean 027 943 6413

Eddie McLean 027 600 4007

Katie Harrison 021 135 0887

www.fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz

Selwyn Times 31-01-17  

Selwyn Times 31-01-17