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Darfield rugby stalwart dies „„ By Tom Doudney DARFIELD RUGBY has lost one of its most loyal and hard working stalwarts. Craig Miller, 52, died of a suspected heart attack while marking out the lines on the Darfield club’s main field on Friday.

Mr Miller was the club captain at Darfield and a member of the Ellesmere Rugby Sub Union’s management board. He had previously held a variety of positions in his more than 20 years with the Darfield club, including president and committee member.

Ellesmere Rugby chairman Chris Thornley said Mr Miller had played a key role in securing Darfield’s role in hosting the Crusaders and Highlanders preseason match for the Farmlands Cup once every two years. •Turn to p4

„„ By Tom Doudney MOTORISTS ignoring the 20km/h speed limit when passing school buses in Selwyn are frustrating police, bus drivers and the wider public. Legally, vehicles must slow down to 20km/h on both sides of the road when passing buses. Clint Ross, who has been driving a school bus between Burnham and Christchurch for 15 years, said most people ignored the law. “A handful abide, the rest don’t give a damn,” he said. “Kids can just pop out just like that. They just run behind the bus and straight across the road or walk out the door and in front of the bus and straight across the road without even thinking. I’ve seen near misses quite a few times.” Mr Ross’ run travels through Rolleston and takes children to a number of west Christchurch schools with the bus being full on most days.

He had a message for drivers: “Just think, if your children were on this bus and they got off and someone wasn’t abiding by the speed limit and hit your child, how would you feel?” Mr Ross said one of the most frustrating things was that most police cars passing the bus often didn’t slow down either. “That really brasses me off,” he said. “They should know better.” Senior Sergeant Pete Stills said motorists ignoring the 20km/h speed limit when passing school buses was an ongoing problem. “It’s a traffic law that a lot of motorists aren’t familiar with – and should be,” he said. While road safety was of critical importance for everyone, it was especially important that extra care was taken to protect more vulnerable members of society, including children using school buses. •Turn to page 5

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ONE OF the most abused rules of the road code is back on the radar – how fast you can pass a stationary school bus. If you don’t know, its 20 km/h. Motorists are being warned to slow right down when passing a school bus picking up or dropping off is children (see page 1). store located Why –because kids will be kids on Boulevard, and they do unpredictable things. If you’re going 50, 80 or 100km/h -Sun 7am-7pm. you’ve got no chance of stopping. m-7pm & hitting Sat-the anSo if it means chors in a 100km/h when coming 347 8098. up to a stationary school bus – do it. A sad passing at the weekend. Craig Miller, 52, a Darfield and Ellesmere rugby stalwart died suddenly while marking out lines on the Darfield club’s main field (see page 5). Our sympathies to his family. – Barry Clarke



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News Ellesmere plan not pursued „„ By Tom Doudney RETURNING Te Waihora/ Lake Ellesmere to its pre-1940s condition was not pursued in restoration plans because of the “considerable” social disruption it would involve. The fact that the Central Plains Water scheme, expected to lead to intensification of agriculture in the catchment and a higher nitrogen load, had already been granted resource consent and “this could not be overturned” was also a factor. The Selwyn Te Waihora Tim Davie section of Environment Canterbury’s Land and Water Regional Plan, which became operative last year, seeks to limit the amount of nitrogen reaching the lake to 4800 tonnes per year. Before the 1940s, it is estimated the lake had about 800 tonnes of nitrogen reaching it per year. Since then, the nitrogen load has increased, accompanied by a deterioration in water quality.

NUTRIENT MATTERS: Returning Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere to its pre-1940s condition was not seen as feasible.

An ECan staff report to today’s Selwyn Waihora Zone Committee outlines the background to lake restoration measures as an update to new committee members. The report said that achieving a nitrogen load of 800 tonnes per year would require retirement of intensive agriculture from the lake’s catchment area, along with other lake and catchment interventions.

In agreeing on 4800 tonnes per year as the target, the zone committee had taken into account “the importance of agriculture to the Selwyn district economy and employment with the need to maintain farm financial viability” and that Central Plains Water irrigation “was consented and this could not be overturned” under provisions in the Resource Management Act. Without the nutrient limits set

in the plan, the amount of nitrogen reaching the lake would be an estimated 5600 tonnes per year. The zone implementation programme for Selwyn Te Waihora states that none of the other lake mitigation options being employed were a substitute for nutrient load limits and active management to reduce nitrogen and phosphorus entering the lake. “The lower the nutrient load limits set, the more effective the lake mitigation actions are likely to be and the better the outcomes for the lake. Conversely, the higher the nutrient load, the greater is the reliance on successful lake mitigations and the lesser are the lake outcomes that are possible.” ECan chief scientist Dr Tim Davie said the nitrogen load to the lake would be reduced by one-sixth and that was a large amount. He also said water quality and lake health were not the same thing. “Fishers now are likely to tell you it is very healthy, as healthy as it has been for a very long time. However, water quality is still an issue.”

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In Brief EASTER TRADING The district council plans to survey residents in May, as part of its annual residents’ survey, to gather information on people’s views on whether Easter Sunday trading should be allowed. It also plans to seek comments from local businesses. This information would be used to consider whether a policy should be developed to apply from next year onwards. CRASH INJURES SEVEN Seven people were hospitalised after a two-car crash on Christchurch-Akaroa Rd on Thursday. One was taken to hospital with serious injuries, two with moderate injuries and four with minor injuries. St John sent four ambulances and one first response unit to the scene, between Gebbies Valley and Prices Valley, at 4.17pm. They were assisted by fire crews from Little River and Lincoln. A fire communications spokesman said no-one was trapped. HEDGE FIRE Southbridge firefighters extinguished 250m of hedge which had caught fire at a Jollies Rd property near Southbridge on Saturday, about 10pm. The fire had spread from a controlled burn-off which got out of control.

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Third bar for Lincoln likely „„ By Tom Doudney LINCOLN COULD soon have its third bar as part of a new shopping development on Vernon Drive. Paul Goodwin, who owns the Monteiths Brewery Bar Merrin St in Christchurch, is looking at opening the new bar as part of the Broadfield Developments project next to Lincoln Challenge. Last week Mr Goodwin said it would be “ a family-style bar” but a number of details were yet to be finalised so he couldn’t say too much at this stage. It was possible it would be another Monteiths bar but that was yet to be decided. Lincoln’s existing bars are the Famous Grouse Hotel, operated by the Lincoln Club, and The Laboratory, operated by Martin and Lisa Bennett. The town has a population of about 6500 but that is projected to grow to about 9400 by 2025. Mr Bennett said he wasn’t too worried about the extra competition because Lincoln was still growing so be believed there could be room for a third bar. “As long as we are all offering a slightly different type of environment and choice of food then that’s all good,” he said.

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Field Days fun in Kirwee HAVING A BLAST: Deegan Olson, 6, from West Melton, got behind the controls of a CAT mini excavator at South Island Field Days, which was held in Kirwee between Wednesday and Friday. About 30,000 people visited the event which featured a new lifestyle section this year, as well as a top tractor competition pitting brand against brand, an agricultural innovation competition, harvest machinery demonstrations and much more. PHOTOS: GEOFF SLOAN

Darfield rugby stalwart dies •From page 1 The inaugural Darfield match was played in February and considered a great success by the club. “He got that Crusaders game off the ground and spent the whole summertime making sure

the grounds were ready,” Mr Thornley said. “I spoke to him the day after the game and he was exhausted – it drained him.” Mr Thornley also said Mr Miller had been heavily involved in organising Ellesmere rugby

grand final days in Darfield. “He just sort of lived and breathed Darfield rugby,” Mr Thornley said. “He was an all round good guy. “He was pedantic about the fields being in pristine order.”

Mr Miller’s brother, district councillor Grant Miller, said the family was still in shock over his death. “People give their time to the community in one way or another,” Cr Miller said. “For him it was rugby.”

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Call to slow speed near school buses •From page 1 Senior Sergeant Stills said he would be “extremely disappointed” if any of his officers were indeed not abiding by the 20km/h limit. The topic of drivers ignoring the 20km/h law was raised recently on the Rolleston Community Page on Facebook,

attracting more than 50 comments, and the district council posted a reminder of the law on its own Facebook page last week. In 2014, 14-year-old Thai exchange student Jj Jansom was seriously injured after exiting a school bus and trying to cross State Highway 1 near Rolleston.

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„„ By Tom Doudney AN ADDITIONAL 2.3km of footpaths would be constructed under the draft Annual Plan, filling in missing sections in Selwyn townships. This will add to the 5.2km approved in the previous Annual Plan as part of a programme to improve the district’s footpath. The new proposal would add an extra $347,000 to the cost of the programme with the work to be completed by June 2018. Footpaths included in the programme: •Darfield – Halkett St (between Jackson St and Horndon St). •Doyleston – King St (between Petticoat Lane and Drain Rd); Queen St (between Petticoat Lane and Drain Rd). •Glentunnel – Elizabeth St (between State Highway 77 and Railway Tce); Victoria St (between State Highway 77 and Railway Tce); Union St (between Victoria St and Elizabeth St) Railway Tce (between Victoria St and existing footpath). •Hororata – Hawkins Rd (between Bealey Rd and end of kerb and channel); Hobbs St (between Hororata Rd and

street end). •Leeston – Cunningham St (between Pound Rd and end of footpath). •Rolleston – Brookside Rd (between State Highway 1 and Byron St); Cato Pl (between Kingsley Pl and end of cul-desac). •Sheffield – Wrights Rd (between Mye Lane and the hall); Railway Tce East (between Mye Lane and Queen St); Mye Lane; Curve Rd (between Sheffield School and State Highway 73) •Southbridge – High St (between Southbridge Leeston Rd and McKenzie Ave). •West Melton – West Melton Rd (between north reserve entrance and south reserve entrance). •Consultation on the draft Annual Plan opened yesterday and will close on May 3.

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News Vision to enhance Hororata „„ By Tom Doudney COMMUNITY groups in Hororata have united to create a shared vision for what the area’s public spaces should look like in 2030. The Hororata Community Trust, the Hororata Reserve Management Committee, the Hororata Citizens Committee, along with the local playcentre, tennis club, Scout group and rifle group are all part of the new strategic focus group called Go Hororata. Hororata Community Trust projects manager Cindy Driscoll said there had been a lot of ideas floating around the community about future plans for the domain and hall. “All these discussions have been happening in the separate groups so the council actually suggested that we get everyone together and sit round a table and start working together instead of as individual groups on separate projects,” Mrs Driscoll said. She said the trust, which has been the driving force behind the Hororata Highland Games and a number of other local initiatives since the September 2010 earthquake, was expecting

COMMUNITY VISION: Hororata Community Trust projects manager Cindy Driscoll at the Hororata Domain. The trust is one of several community groups working together on a new vision for the area.

to eventually put some money into achieving whatever vision came out of discussions. “We are pulling together a bit of a vision which will then be presented to the community and we will work with the council to see what we can and can’t do and hopefully we get some really cool projects out of it,” Mrs Driscoll said. Ideas currently being discussed for Hororata Domain included building a new tennis pavilion and administration building, enhancing the

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walkway and whether a new community centre should be built there. The existing Hororata Hall, which is located over the road from the domain, would need to be renovated if it was retained where it was. If the new community centre was built instead, elements of the existing hall could be retained and used in

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Leads dry up in Lincoln sex attack „„ By Andrew King LEADS IN the hunt for a man who attacked a woman after a Lincoln concert are drying up. A 48-year-old woman was attacked near the bend of West Belt and North Belt after she left the Selwyn Sounds concert on March 4 at 6.30pm. Detective Senior Sergeant Scott Anderson said there is one person out there that could clear the matter up – the offender. “You will have to live the rest of your life looking over your shoulder,” he said. Several people who were wanted to be spoken to by police, including a woman who comforted the victim after the attack, have been spoken to, he said. “There are still a couple of people to speak with, but that is starting to dry up,” he said. Anyone with information about the attack should phone 03 363 7400 or Crimestoppers, anonymously if necessary, on 0800 555 111.




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Campaign to reduce crashes

POLICE AND Selwyn District Council are reminding motorists of the importance of checking and checking again before crossing an intersection. In Selwyn, 41 per cent of all crashes occur at intersections. From 2012-2016 a total of 520 crashes occurred at intersections within the district, and of these 225 crashes involved an injury, with 12 fatalities recorded. Nationally, many crashes occur at Pete Stills intersections with 58,170 occurring at intersections around New Zealand over the same time frame. That’s 39 per cent of all crashes. “Police continue to observe motorists that do not stop at stop sign controlled intersections,” Senior Sergeant Pete Stills said. “Far too many people have been killed or seriously injured in Selwyn at intersections. Police would remind motorists that stop means your wheels are not moving, at all. Nothing else defines having


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cause of crashes at intersections are failing to stop or give way (a factor in 34 per cent of crashes) and poor observation (a factor in 29 per cent of crashes). Failing to stop at an intersection can result in a $150 fine and 20 demerit points. A Check and Check Again campaign is being carried out in Selwyn, Ashburton, Timaru and Waimakariri. It will remind motorists of the importance of coming to a complete stop when approaching a stop sign, checking both ways for traffic and checking again before crossing the intersection to ensure it is safe to proceed.

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Speedway racer keeping it in Lincoln’s Jeremy Webb recently won his first South Island Midget Car Championship title. He spoke to Tom Doudney about following in his father’s footsteps and his most memorable crashes Do you just race the midget cars or do you race other types of vehicle as well? I race three-quarter midgets as well. How did you feel about winning the South Island Midget Car Championship? I was pretty pumped really, it was pretty awesome. Have you won that one before? No, this is my first season in that [midget] class. How has the season been going? It has been going good. We won one feature at Ruapuna earlier in the year, we have had a couple of third places in the Southern Midget series after qualifying sort of ninth or 10th and driving through to third. But winning the South Island title is definitely the biggest highlight of the year. Before this year, what was your background in racing? I raced karts from about 12 to 16, had a couple of years off and then I got a TQ (three-quarter midget car). Have you had much success with that?

CHAMPION: Midget and TQ midget racer Jeremy Webb has come a long way since racing karts as a 12-year-old. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

This is the seventh season I have run the TQ, because I’ve been racing both classes this year. With the TQ we have won the South Island title five times and placed second twice. We have won a hell of a lot of races with the TQ. In terms of racing both the TQ and the midget in the same season, is it hard to balance both those things? It is quite hard, we don’t run them on the same night. That was my aim this year, not to run both cars on the same night because it would be too hard to adjust with the speed difference and the way the car handles going from one to the other between races. We went to Auckland and raced four or five times and then nationals in Napier in the TQ and it took

a little bit time to adjust to the midget when we came back. Which of those classes is the faster one? The midgets are quite a bit faster, they are just under 400hp and the TQs are only 140. Aside from switching between the classes, has that been hard in general to get used to the faster racing? Yes, because I have raced TQs for so long, moving into that midget class everything happens a lot faster. When the cars are faster and bigger and harder to slow down, it’s harder to get out of crashes. I still haven’t adapted to it completely yet. You mentioned racing karts from the age of 12, what made you want to get into racing? My father, Dick Webb, he

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abilities are on another level. Are you catching up to your father now in terms of success in the sport? Yes, he has raced far longer than I have, but he only ever won two South Island TQ titles and I have won five already, I think he only ever won one South Island midget title and I have already one won in one year. He has had a lot of national success at New Zealand titles. He has won two New Zealand TQ titles and has been second a couple of times and third two or three times as well, whereas I probably could have won the last three but didn’t – I got involved in a crash this year when I was probably going to win, last year I was about to be top qualifier and then I got taken out and the year before I was leading and the fuel pump failed, so I have a lot of bad luck at national events. With everything that is in the South Island though I seem to have a lot of luck and am very hard to beat. Do you and your father ever sort of joke about your success against his? Not really. In his workshop, which is quite a long workshop and the wall is lined with his sashes [for top three placings]. There are about 110 of them up there and I am trying to get more than him - I must have about 40 by now. How old are you and do you think you will be racing for a long time? I’m 25 and I have quite a few goals I’d like to achieve so I’ll be racing for quite a while, I think.


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the family Is it something you make money out of or something you put money into? The midget car costs probably about $2000 to run a night and we won $1000 for the South Island title. That’s a big meeting to win and it only covered half the costs. A lot of time goes into racing too. This week I have been working on the car every night until about 11pm just getting it ready and then all weekend is taken up by racing. We load up and race on Saturday and then Sunday the day is spent cleaning the car and starting to get it ready for the next meeting. What do you do for a living? I’m a concrete cutter. I had a crash about a year and a half ago and broke a bone in my back, so I’m not on the tools anymore, I’m a site supervisor. Is that the worst crash you’ve had in terms of racing? No, it wasn’t a big crash. I’ve had quite a lot and some big ones as well and it’s the big ones that don’t seem to hurt me. Whereas I’ve had some little ones where I’ve had a headache or something for a couple of weeks. What’s the most memorable crash you’ve been involved in? Probably the biggest one was at Dunedin four seasons ago where I

SUCCESS: Jeremy Webb (left), with father Dick and son Romeo. PHOTO: JAMES SELWYN

rolled several times down the front straight. Two seasons ago we built a brand new car and at the very first meeting of the year at Nelson I rode over someone’s wheel, put the car into the fence and did about $12,000 worth of damage – that’s probably the most costly. Does it ever get a bit heated after a race if someone is not happy about something that happened on the track? Yes, I have had a few moments with people who I won’t name. I’ve never been in a punch up or anything. What are your interests outside of racing? Racing is pretty much my life to be honest. I have a six-year-old child son, Romeo, I bought him a kart last year and he races that

when we have time. He races in the cadet class which is between about six and 10 years of age. Maybe you’ll pass your dad’s records one day and then Romeo will come along and pass yours. That would be pretty good, I’d be happy if that happened.

Kirsty Nixon ON THE WING

Born in 1969, Kirsty lives in Auckland with her husband and two children. She has been a full-time artist since 1977. She says “Although it can be such a rewarding, frustrating, joyous, terrifying occupation I can’t imagine not having it in my life.” About her latest exhibition, “It was a natural step for me to introduce our striking native birds to my work. They quietly snuck in without me even thinking about it too much. We often hear the heavy swoop of wood pigeon as they move from branch to branch and I am woken to the melodic call of the Tui most mornings at home and often surprised by their lively dives through the garden. Fantails pick bugs from our path as we walk the dog through the bush near home. And yet we live in a city. We are fortunate

to still have these creatures share our space and enhance our landscape. Up close, their feathers shine with a metallic luminous quality and when painting the whites of their eyes they each develop personalities. Interestingly the birds in this show have mainly been on the wing and it seems to reflect a current state of mind with a sense of escapism and freedom. Colour excites me and the time seemed right to challenge myself with a fresh exciting palette along with my new subject matter. Embracing colour in my new pieces has been a joy and wonderfully liberating.” Kirsty’s latest exhibition named ‘On The Wing’ takes place at Little River Gallery from April 8th until May 3rd.

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VICTORIOUS: Jeremy Webb after one of his many race wins and on his way to the South Island Midget Car Championship (left). PHOTOS: BRIAN HOPPING


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Play covers serious themes Daniella Judge plays young Rose Porcello in Lincoln High School’s year 13 production of Children of the Poor. She writes about the build-up to the play and her fellow cast members

IT MIGHT not be Broadway, but to us in the senior drama class it’s just as important. The first few rehearsals, starting early February, were rocky at best as we figured out timing for scene transitions and the right melodies for our songs, but as the weeks go on the better the performance as a whole begins to look. Because of its serious nature, Children of the Poor, has challenged and strengthened our skills as actors and we hope to deliver a performance to the degree of professionalism that the script demands. Craig Bingham who plays old

SERIOUS SUBJECTS: The cast of Children of the Poor, from Left: Hannah Spackman, Alex Currie, James Bonsall, Josh Peacock, Abbie Berry, Maisie Wood, Craig Bingham, Eve Chalklan, Daniella Judge, Jarod Bingham, Daniel Mathers, Tom Stratton, Hannah Boniface, Beverly Cheyne. Albany Porcello in one of the casts, says it’s a powerful play. I would agree, as our play covers serious themes such as child poverty, child prostitution and child abuse. As a class we have learnt a lot about the social context of the play, in the setting of late 19thcentury Dunedin. This has helped us tremendously in developing our characters and it has given us insight about how to act in the right way for this script. Abbie Berry, a chorus member who plays multiple

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Uni students hold sports day for Selwyn pupils

HONOUR: Mark Morrish received the Ian Jones Memorial Cup on behalf of his Tai Tapu team from Ian’s son, Stuart Jones.

SPORTS MORE THAN 1000 Selwyn primary school pupils are gearing up to take part in a major sporting event organised by Lincoln University students. The annual Selwyn Sport Spectacular will be held tomorrow in Rolleston and Lincoln. The event gives children from years 3 and 4 a chance to participate in a range of sports, including rugby, netball, football and basketball. Representatives of local sporting clubs will be on hand to teach essential techniques. The event involves two separate SHOOTING FOR GOAL: Children will have the chance to hone sessions, with one to be held in their football skills at the Selwyn Sport Spectacular. ​ the morning at Rolleston Reserve and the other in the afternoon at their confidence to take part in groups, each of which is tasked the Lincoln Event Centre. other physical activities,” she with organising a particular Lincoln University sport and said. aspect of the event. recreation student Juliette Lewis “It’s also a chance for local The schools taking part will said it was a great opportunity clubs to get in front of potential include Clearview Primary, for the children, as pupils at year members and really promote Weedons School, West Rolleston 3 and 4 level didn’t often get the their sport and club.” Primary, Sheffield School, Burnchance to attend sporting events The students organising the ham School, Rolleston School, outside of school. event are studying towards a Ladbrooks School, Springston “We want to encourage them Bachelor of Sport and Recreation School, Halswell School, Tai to have a go at a range of sports Management. Tapu School, Templeton School to help them develop fundamenTheir class has been split into and Lincoln Primary. tal skills, which can increase

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Foster Park hockey turf initiation THE OPENING of a new hockey turf at Rolleston’s Foster Park was celebrated recently with games and demonstrations. The turf is a half field and will be used as a venue for junior Canterbury hockey games featuring new Selwyn-based club Waikirikiri Sport. Players from the new club had the first game of hockey on the turf. A number of drills were set up and Hockey Academy South high performance players put on a demonstration of skill. Mayor Sam Broughton made the opening official by cutting the ribbon. At this stage, the club has more than 100 players registered with 70 per cent of them new to Saturday hockey.

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diversity, community and natural beauty characterise West Melton West Melton is a diverse and attractive part of the Selwyn District, with several ‘strings to its bow’. It has long been a centre of harness racing in Canterbury, with some of New Zealand’s best-known and most successful harness racing families living and working in the West Melton area. Take a drive around the countryside and you will not only enjoy the lovely scenery, but you will also find several wineries in the West Melton area, where you can have a relaxing meal and sample the local vintages. If shopping is what you are looking for, then have a browse around the township’s smart new retail complex, which opened in 2016 and offers a range of shops and restaurants. As increasing numbers of people have looked to move west from Christchurch following the 2011 earthquakes, new subdivisions have sprung up across the Selwyn District. These include the Wilfield subdivision in West Melton, which has been developed on land formerly occupied by the Wilfield Sheep Stud.

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helps keep the community informed and connected. Currently, the association is looking forward to this year’s Anzac Day commemoration. To be held at the West Melton School on April 25, this is the third time the event will be run. The first one was held in 2015. It usually draws 250-300 people from West Melton, who come to commemorate Anzac Day, and the association hopes similar numbers will attend this year. The event starts at 10am with a special ceremony, followed by morning tea. Children from the West Melton School lay poppies around the monument, which was built by a West Melton schoolteacher and caretaker at their own cost, and last year two soldiers from Burnham Military Camp also took part. The residents’ association choose to have their commemoration at 10am so people can attend the dawn service at Burnham and then come to this one, chairman Jeff Waters says. There are also discussions underway about a potential Christmas Parade for the town, Mr Waters says.

keen rugby followers – both players and fans. In addition to the senior and junior grade teams representing the West Melton Rugby Club, girls and boys play rugby at school, and take part in inter-school competition. On Friday, March 17, 10 West Melton School students (Year 4-6) played the curtain-raiser to the Canterbury Crusaders vs. Blues rugby game at AMI Stadium. It was diversity week, so the teams were girls only. “Their performance was enough to rival any boys’ team their age and I’m sure the Blues and Crusaders, who were warming up on the field at the same time, were

taking notes to help improve their own game,” teacher and coach Anna-Kate Kilpatrick said. The schools involved were West Melton, Clearview, West Rolleston and Broadfields. Earlier in the week the four Selwyn teams had the privilege of being invited to watch the Crusaders train at Rugby Park. Each girl received a brightly coloured shoelace to wear in one of their shoes on game day. The Crusaders wore the other shoelace in their game against the Blues. “West Melton played superbly well playing West Rolleston and it is an experience everyone will remember,” Anna-Kate said.

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Family fun events coming up in West Melton Skate Jam

Skaters of all ages are invited to get involved in the 2017 Summer Skate Jam being held tomorrow, April 5, from 4pm6pm at West Melton School. This is a great opportunity for children and young people of all abilities to take part in an exciting event, with free gear hire and coaching from experienced skaters. There will be music playing and prizes up for grabs for competitions like ‘Best Trick’. Participants will have the chance to show off their moves and have fun with friends and family. For postponements and cancellation notices phone Selwyn District Council, (03) 347 2800 or (03) 318 8338.

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There will be plenty of Easter Sunday fun to be had in the Great West Melton Easter Egg Hunt Fun Day being held on April 16. The event will take place at the Kirrin Island, Preston Downs, with registration being held at 1.30pm at Preston Downs playground. All children attending are required to register first. Family entertainment at registration will include a sausage sizzle, decorated basket

competition, best dressed competition, and the winners of the Ray White sponsored colouring competition will be announced. Raffles will be run, with the $2 ticket price being donated to Maddie Collins’ fundraising for her travel to the United States for a kidney transplant. The Easter Egg Hunt starts at 2pm, which should create plenty of excitement as the children search frantically for the eggs. There is a separate area for the under-twos so they don’t get overwhelmed. The event is being organised by Ray White West Melton, and rather than charging entry, they are asking all parents to donate a bag of foil-wrapped Easter eggs for the hunt. These can be dropped off at Ray White, Shop 7, West Melton Village, or to 15 Shepherd Avenue, Preston Downs.

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Make haste in the garden

PRODUCTIVE: Get your winter vegetables in the garden now.

AUTUMN HAS rolled in bringing shorter days with a definite chill in the air. Leaves will start to turn as we embark on a busy month in the garden. A very ‘fruitful’ time in the garden with late harvest of numerous vegetables such as jerusalem artichokes, beans, beetroot, carrots, corn, cucumber, kumara, leeks, lettuce, onion, potatoes, pumpkin, radishes, silverbeet, spinach and tomatoes. If you haven’t prepared your winter vegetable garden now, then get started. Include plenty of compost and a ‘base’ fertiliser of blood and bone. If possible, raise the earth to be planted to ensure winter veges do not become water logged over wet winter months. Winter veges to plant in April include broad beans, carrots, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, lettuce, onions, peas, radish, spinach, swedes and turnips. In the flower garden, your summer annuals will be winding down. Continue to dead-head plants

PLANNING: Use pansies to bloom through winter. where you want to prolong should be raised to ensure displays. good drainage. Space new Soil should be prepared plants 150-200mm apart, for new plantings in the on mounds up to 200mm same fashion as the vegabove the existing ground etable garden. Plan your level. winter flowering garden Autumn is the time to carefully to achieve longev- lift and divide any perenity of blooms throughout nials where overcrowding the season. Winter annuals has occurred. This involves to plant in April include trimming any old growth – Alyssum, calendulas, back to ground level, digcornflower, cinerarias, ging up, dividing and then lobelia, nemesia, pansies, replanting where required. snapdragons, stock, sweet Not all perennials require william and violas. this treatment and thereApril and May are the fore can remain undismain months for planting turbed for many years. new strawberry plants. Replant containers with Strawberries crop freely on salad vegetables, herbs or one and sometimes twoflowering winter annuals year-old plants, and then and move them into a pothey should be removed. sition that is warmer and Strawberries grow best sunnier during the winter in fertile soils, and beds months.

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All you need to know about chilling bulbs „„ By Paul Hoek TO CHILL or not to chill. It’s an age-old question and one I get asked every year in the lead-up to spring bulb planting. So what’s the answer? Yes – you may need to chill your spring flowering bulbs, but only tulips and hyacinths. And it’s only essential if you experience fewer than five frosts a winter. But even if you do get enough natural chilling in winter, fridge chilling can still give benefits – taller stems and earlier flowering. Why you need to chill certain bulbs? Tulips and hyacinths are native to areas which experience quite cold winters and they need this cold period for the bulb to complete the development of the flower bud deep inside. Sure signs you should have chilled your bulbs are if they produced unusually short stems or the bulbs failed to flower at all. Done correctly, chilling your tulips and hyacinths will result in perfect spring flowers. Here are my tips for optimal bulb chilling: 1. Don’t start chilling until late March – too early and you’ll stunt the flower bud development.

COLOUR: Tulip ad rem – chilling will complete the development of the flower bud.

2. Use a paper bag. It’s very important the bulbs can breathe and plastic bags cause sweating and rot may develop. 3. Keep the bulbs to the side of the fridge, not at the back where the cooler plate may ice up and damage them, or where condensation may cause mould to develop. 4. Never put bulbs in the freezer! The freezer is too cold and will kill your bulbs. 5. Keep fruit out of the fridge while you’re chilling your bulbs. Ripening fruit releases a gas called ethylene which can cause severe damage to the developing flower bud in the bulb. If you can’t keep

fruit out of the fridge, include an ethylene-absorbing sachet (available on our website) in the bag with the bulb. This will prevent ethylene damage and suppress mould growth (they’re actually really good in the vege compartment too, to make your veges keep longer). Once you’ve chilled your bulbs for around eight weeks it’s time to start planting in mid to late May when soil temperatures are cooler. Before you plant, work the soil with a fork to a depth of 25cm. This is deeper than the bulbs need to be planted but will allow their new roots to easily push further into the soil. Then plant your bulbs around 15cm deep – it’s cooler down there. Once planted give your bulbs a light watering. In cooler parts of New Zealand you can plant tulips and hyacinths successfully in pots, but because pots warm up so quickly, even in winter, I don’t recommend them for warmer areas. Apply a bulb fertiliser (available from your local garden centre) once the shoots emerge, water well and you can expect your bulbs to put on a spectacular CREATION: Hyacinth purple sensation – will flower perfectly if show come spring. chilled.


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Have your say on our plans for the coming year Selwyn District Council’s Consultation Document for the Annual Plan 2017/18 is now available. It covers our plans for the next year and highlights any significant changes from what we proposed for this period in our Long-Term Plan for 2015-2025. This feature summarises the key proposals in the Consultation Document. We welcome your comments - see ‘Have Your Say’ for information on making a submission. Submissions are open until 5pm on Wednesday 3 May 2017.

Proposals for consultation District-wide rate for stormwater We are proposing to introduce a standard stormwater rate of $85 per property in areas where the Council manages stormwater. This proposal would bring the stormwater network in line with our water and wastewater network where a standard district-wide rate operates for properties connected to Council supplies. This change would result in some townships paying less, while others may pay a little more for stormwater.

Extending our footpath network Last year we began sealing more footpaths to add missing links in out footpath network. In 2017/18 we are proposing to carry out more footpath extension work, and by June 2018 we plan to seal sections of 19 footpaths which will total 2.3km of new footpaths. This would cost an extra $347,000 from general rates. For a typical household this would represent a one-off rates increase of around $14.

New footpath in Lincoln

Longer opening hours at libraries and service centres We are planning to trial having libraries open on Sundays and to alter weekday hours to make it easier for people to use library services. We are also proposing that service centre functions be available from 10am-1pm on Saturdays at Darfield, Leeston and Lincoln Libraries as part of this trial. These changes would add $10 per property to the Library rate.

Planning for new pool space An Aquatic Facilities Plan review recently identified that more pool space was needed at Selwyn Aquatic Centre, especially for the swim school and lane and leisure swimming. A new multi-use pool is being considered, along with space for a Learn to Swim office. The pool could be used for swim and aquafitness classes and by casual swimmers and would help to free up more lanes of the main pool for casual swimmers. A provisional budget of $250,000 has been included in our Annual Plan to enable feasibility, planning and design work to be undertaken. This would be funded from the swimming pools targeted rate (with no increase in this rate for 2017/18). The construction of new pool facilities is likely to require an increase in the swimming pool targeted rate - a budget for this would be included in our Long-Term Plan 2018-2028 for consultation.

Storytime at Lincoln Library

New Health Hub We are proposing to establish a Health Hub in Rolleston to improve access to health and social services. Research indicates that although Selwyn residents generally have access to health care, there are some gaps in services. We are proposing to build a Health Hub which is independently managed, and lease the space to a combination of health professionals, not-for-profit groups, social service agencies and commercial office space. The project would be an investment, funded from existing budgets, with no impact on rates.

Continued investment in roading We are proposing to retain the $60 targeted roading rate, introduced in 2014, to provide extra funding for road maintenance. In 2017/18 an additional 3.6km of road reconstruction is proposed.

Learning to swim at Selwyn Aquatic Centre

Rates movements We are proposing a number of rate changes for the 2017/18 year. The average rate increase is 4.5%, however the changes for individual properties will vary. The main rate changes are: · · · ·

the introduction of a standard district-wide rate for stormwater (in areas where we manage stormwater) a 6% increase in the general rate portion of rates bills – equal to about $39 for a typical household a $10 increase to the Library Rate from $180 to $190 to fund a trial of longer opening hours an increase the district water rate of around $21 per household

Some other changes as well as changes to existing fees and charges and development contributions are also proposed.

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Keeping you informed We expect to make good progress in 2017/18 on key projects that have previously been approved, including the following:

New community facilities

Accelerating Foster Park’s development

New community facilities are planned at West Melton and Tai Tapu, while the new Dunsandel Community Centre is already well under way. We have increased the level of Council grant these facilities will receive to fund the shortfall that exists between the amount other grants and fundraising can provide, and a level of targeted rate that is affordable for local communities. $4.8 million in Council grant funding (total) is being provided to support these new facilities.

Local sports groups have been growing rapidly. Due to this expansion, the Council now needs to provide more sports field space. Next year we are proposing to bring forward the development of nine sports fields, new changing rooms and storage facilities, install new shared paths and develop two new car parks. Most of this cost will be met from development contributions and reallocating an existing budget with some contribution from the Rolleston Recreation Reserves targeted rate.

Seismic strengthening community halls

Selwyn Library/Community space

We will undertake earthquake strengthening at Sheffield, Ladbrooks and Springston Halls this financial year. We want to complete this work soon to improve the safety of these community facilities for building users. $1.25 million is needed from general funds to complete this work.

As part of the Rolleston town centre development we are planning to develop a flexible, multi-use library, learning, technology and community space. It is envisaged that the facility would provide room for reading, research and Internet use, as well as meeting rooms, a technology suite and spaces for children, youth and older adults. In 2017/18 we are planning to undertake detailed planning and design work and seek community input on the new complex.

Tai Tapu Community Centre

Springston Community Centre

Children enjoy the new footpaths in Foster Park

Artist’s impression of future Rolleston Reserve development

Local projects

Have your say

Some of the local projects scheduled for 2017/18 are:

We want to hear your views on these proposals. To find out more about these proposals please visit, or pick up a copy of the document from a Council library or service centre.

Ellesmere Ward · Replace hydroslide steps at Southbridge Pool to improve safety · Contribute to resurfacing Southbridge tennis courts

Southbridge Pool

· Upgrade access to Leeston Library/Service Centre car park

Drop-in sessions

Malvern Ward

We will also be visiting these locations if you want to speak with a Council representative about a proposal or find out more:

· Add a new toilet to Darfield Domain netball pavilion and upgrade Darfield Recreation and Community Centre toilets

· Darfield Library & Service Centre on Thursday 13 April, 10am–1pm

· Earthquake strengthen Sheffield Hall · Replace Sheffield Pool filtration system

· Rolleston Library on Thursday 13 April 4–7pm Water treatment upgrades are planned for several Malvern townships

· Complete filtration and UV water treatment upgrades at Arthur’s Pass, Hororata and Sheffield. Undertake a UV water treatment upgrade at Castle Hill

Submissions are open until 5pm Wednesday 3 May 2017.

· Upgrade the Masefield/Rolleston Drives intersection with traffic signals and pedestrian crossing points installed · Develop a new community park at West Melton A new community park is planned at West Melton

· Start construction of the West Melton Community and Recreation Centre

Springs Ward · Provide additional parking at Prebbleton Domain · Earthquake strengthen Springston and Ladbrooks Halls · Continue planning and begin construction of a new community and sports facility at Tai Tapu Prebbleton Domain (photo by Dale Ogilvie)


· Leeston Library & Service Centre on Tuesday 18 April 9am–12pm · Lincoln Library & Service Centre on Tuesday 18 April 2–5pm

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· Add additional bore capacity to Rolleston water supply

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The Council’s Provisional Local Alcohol Policy has been reconsidered by the Alcohol Licensing and Regulatory Authority who are satisfied that the provisions of the policy are not unreasonable in light of the object of the Act. Accordingly all appeals against the policy have been disposed of in their entirety. Pursuant to Section 87 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 the policy is now adopted and ceases to be provisional. The policy (apart from the provisions relating to maximum trading hours which effect licensed premises) come into force on 24 April 2017. The provisions of the policy relating to the maximum trading hours for licensed premises, come into force on 31 July 2017. The adopted Local Alcohol Policy is online at www.selwyn. Queries can be directed to Billy Charlton, Regulatory Manager, on 347 2878.

Wednesday 5 April Rakaia Huts 9.30-10am Southbridge School 10.45am-12pm Thursday 6 April Prebbleton Tavern 3.30-5.30pm Monday 10 April Ako Rolleston 10.30-11am Rolleston Christian School 12.15-1.15pm Selwyn Kids 1.30-2pm Rolly Kids 2-2.30pm Tuesday 11 April Glenroy Hall 11.40am-12.10pm Windwhistle School 1-1.30pm Glentunnel School 1.55-2.55pm Glentunnel Hall 3-3.30 pm TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE LEESTON High Street (Leeston) from Gallipoli Street to Leeston and Lake Road will be closed between 7am and 5pm on Saturday 8 April for the Leeston Fete. During the road closures, traffic is requested to use

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the nearest alternative route. Queries can be directed to Joanne on 347 2887. CREATIVE COMMUNITIES FUNDING


The closing date for the Creative NZ – Creative Communities Scheme funding applications is Friday 12 May. An application form and criteria is available at or by contacting Stuart on 347 2708 or





Free dog microchipping is available on Friday 7 April 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 Norman Kirk Drive, other locations are outside libraries · sessions won’t occur if wet. Please contact Tracey on 347 2800 or 318 8338 for enquiries.

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Meetings Public Forums: Council, Community Board and local committee meetings are open to the public. Time is available at the start of meetings for people to speak on matters of concern. Please notify Bernadette Ryan 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 Tuesday the week before publication. COUNCIL Unless stated meetings are held at Rolleston Council Building. Selwyn Waihora Zone Committee Tue 4 Apr 1pm Audit & Risk Subcommittee Wed 5 Apr 3pm Road Safety Committee Mon 10 Apr 1pm Water Race Subcommittee Mon 10 Apr 1.30pm Council Meeting Wed 12 Apr 1pm Lincoln Event Centre, citizenship ceremony follows at 6.30pm Springs Ellesmere Discretionary Fund Committee Meeting Wed 12 Apr, after Council Meeting Selwyn Central Discretionary Fund Committee Meeting Wed 12 Apr, after Council Meeting LOCAL COMMITTEES & ASSOCIATIONS Doyleston Community Committee Wed 12 Apr 7.30pm Osborne Park Pavilion

Hororata Reserve Management Committee Wed 5 Apr 7.30pm, Hororata Hall Killinchy Community Centre Committee Mon 10 Apr 7.30pm Killinchy Community Centre Kirwee Recreation Reserve Management Committee Mon 10 Apr 7.30pm Kirwee Reserve Sports Pavilion Kirwee Township Committee Mon 10 Apr 7.30pm Kirwee Community Hall Leeston Drainage District Advisory Committee Thurs 13 Apr 7.30pm Osborne Park Hall Triennial Meeting L2 Drainage Committee Tuesday 11 Apr 7.30pm Lincoln Event Centre Triennial election meeting Lincoln Community Committee Mon 10 Apr 7pm Lincoln Event Centre Little Rakaia Huts Community Committee Mon 10 Apr 7.30pm, Little Rakaia Huts Community Centre Prebbleton Community Association Inc. Tue 18 Apr 7.30pm Prebbleton Community Cottage Prebbleton Community Cottage Committee Tue 11 Apr 7.30pm Prebbleton Community Cottage Prebbleton Public Hall Society Inc. Mon 10 Apr 7.30pm Prebbleton Hall Supper Room

Prebbleton Reserve Committee Mon 17 Apr 7.30pm Prebbleton Community Cottage Rolleston Reserve Management Committee Mon 17 Apr 7.30pm Rolleston Community Centre Springfield Township Committee Tue 4 Apr 7.30pm, Tawera Hall Springston Community Committee Mon 24 Apr 7.30pm 399 Ellesmere Junction Road Springston Hall Committee Thurs 6 Apr 7.30pm Springston Hall Springston Reserve Committee Wed 19 Apr 7.30pm Errol Tweedy Pavilion Tai Tapu Community Association Inc. Wed 5 Apr 7.30pm Tai Tapu Library Waihora Park Reserve Committee Tue 4 Apr 7.30pm Waihora Bowling Club Weedons Reserve Committee Mon 10 Apr 7.30pm Weedons Reserve Pavilion West Melton Reserve Board Committee Mon 17 Apr 7.30pm West Melton Rugby Club West Melton Residents Association Wed 12 Apr 7.30pm West Melton Community Hall Whitecliffs Township & Domain Committee Mon 10 Apr 7.30pm Glentunnel Hall

On the roads this week

A sewer line is being installed on sections of Hamptons, Shands and Selwyn Road to the intersection of Springston Rolleston Road. There may be a reduction down to one lane on these roads at the work site. Stoneleigh Drive is closed until mid-April while a new roundabout is installed at the Hoskyns Road/ Stoneleigh Drive intersection.











Summer Skate Jam West Melton School 4-6pm With free gear hire & coaching from experienced skaters, prizes & competitions. Fun for all ages & abilities

Easter Family Storytimes Selwyn District Libraries Storytime sessions run at 6-7pm at: Darfield on 5 April, Lincoln on 6 April, Rolleston on 10 April & Leeston on 12 April. Free but booking required, see

Lincoln Bioblitz Liffey Domain A 24 hour hunt with scientists for plants, bugs, birds & animals. Plus bug walks, electro fishing, moth trapping & more. See

Bingo Night Fundraiser Prebbleton Community Hall, 7pm Join Prebbleton Playcentre for a fundraising event with great prizes. See for tickets

Rolleston Envirotown Market Rolleston Square, 10am-1pm Local produce, craft & second hand goods. Email enquiries@

Leeston Music on the Green Anderson Square, 2.30-5pm Pack a picnic & bring your friends & family to be entertained by outstanding local musicians. Free

Plantout Tour Visit successful greendot sites at Hororata & Tai Tapu, talk to landowners & learn from an ecologist about species choice & maintenance. Contact for details


Malvern Community Arts Council AGM


Mobile Curtain Bank Visit



Road resurfacing is planned on Telegraph, McLaughlins and Goulds Road (between Lowes and East Maddisons Roads) with stop/go traffic controls operating. Road repairs are planned on Minchins and Leaches Roads, with traffic controls operating. Rehabilitation work (granular overlay) is being done on Bealey Road (between Warrens and Essendon Roads) with traffic controls operating. A right turn bay is being constructed on High Street, Leeston as part of the Manse Road stormwater and road upgrade.

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(03) 347 2800 Darfield call free 318 8338

Selwyn Gallery, Darfield, 7pm All welcome at this meeting

Outside Darfield Library, 10am-1pm A free service for low income families providing recycled curtains. Donated curtains also welcome

Summer Skate Jam Glentunnel School 4-6pm With free gear hire & coaching from experienced skaters, prizes & competitions. Fun for all ages & abilities


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Regeneration Tuesday to Sunday, 10am-4pm, until April 27 An exhibition of wood sculpture by Istvan Denes and photography by Mike Clarke. Denes makes his sculptures from broken sticks and branches that he finds, while Clarke’s photos often focus on old or broken down subject matter. Selwyn Gallery, 17 South Tce, Darfield Sharing Our Passion Wednesday to Sunday, 10am4pm, until April 23 An exhibition of pottery by Anne Pullar, and paintings by Liz Patterson and Brent Kerr. Down by the Liffey Gallery, 1 James St, Lincoln Summer Skate Jam West Melton Wednesday, 4-6pm Calling all skaters, come and enjoy the Summer Skate Jam series. These events aim to encourage children and young people to take up skating with free gear hire and coaching from experienced skaters. West Melton School, 743 Weedons Ross Rd Easter Family Storytime Wednesday at Darfield Library, Thursday at Lincoln Library, Mon-

day at Rolleston Library. All sessions 6-7pm Celebrate Easter with stories, songs and fun at evening storytime sessions. They are aimed at two to seven-year-olds, but families and older children are also welcome. Free, but bookings are essential. Visit for more information Prebbleton Craft Group Every second Thursday, 7-9pm The newly-formed Prebbleton Craft Group welcomes people to join them to create a variety of projects. It is an opportunity for people with a passion for craft, connect, share skills and work together. Prebbleton Cottage, corner Blakes Rd and Springs Rd. Contact Kim 021 215 6164 or kim.strange@ for details. Gold coin donation BioBlitz Friday, 3.15pm, until Saturday, 3.30pm Come and join the hunt to find as many different species as possible living in Lincoln’s Liffey Domain. It will be fun, free and educational. The “Bugman” Ruud Kleinpaste will open the event. See for more information. Liffey Domain, Lincoln

TAKE IT EASY: Foot traffic will be the only kind allowed on Leeston’s High St on Saturday when the seventh annual Leeston Fete is held between 10am and 3pm. There will be more than 100 stalls, food vendors, bouncy castles, face-painting, water walkers, bumper boats, live music and other entertainment for both adults and children. Admission will be free and the event will go ahead rain, hail or shine. ​

Prebbleton Playcentre Bingo Night Friday, 7-10.30pm Join us for a night of fun and prizes, all to raise money for the Prebbleton Playcentre. Visit prebbletonplaycentre. for details and ticket purchasing information. Numbers will be limited. Prebbleton Community Hall, 617 Springs Rd The Little Mermaid Saturday, 11am-noon and 2-3pm; Sunday, 11am-noon and 2-3pm The Kirwee Players will perform The Little Mermaid Jr – a Disney show about Ariel, the mermaid who wishes to be human. Kirwee Community Hall, High St, Kirwee. Tickets $10, call 0800 BUY TIX (289 849)

Terrace Station Autumn Garden Sunday, 11am-3pm For the first time Terrace Station, Hororata, will open its garden in the autumn to take advantage of the extra rainfall through summer. Woodland plants will be for sale. Weather permitting, bring your own picnic to have on the lawn, but please leave dogs at home. For further information visit www. Terrace Station, Hororata. Follow signs from Hororata roundabout. Entry fee of $5 goes to the Terrace Station Charitable Trust, children enter free Music on the Green Leeston Sunday, 2.30-5pm Pack a picnic and come along to your local green to be

entertained by a line-up of quality musicians. Anderson Square, High St, Leeston Markets The local markets have a lot on offer from fresh produce to handmade crafts West Melton Market: Saturday, 9am-noon. St Paul’s Church. Lincoln Farmers’ and Craft Market: Saturday, 10am-1pm. Gerald St, Lincoln. Darfield Market: Saturday, 9am-1pm, opposite Challenge Darfield, South Tce. Rolleston Envirotown Market: Sunday, 10am-1pm, Rolleston Square. Edendale Car Boot Sale: Sunday, 10am-3pm, Edendale Cafe, 888 Sandy Knolls Rd, West Melton.

Leeston Fete Day 8th April 2017 Free entry to the stalls from 10am • Over a 140 stalls featuring: handcrafts, clothing, jewellery, antiques & collectables, food and produce. • Large Children’s entertainment area in Andersons Square: Including a bouncy castle, face painting, clowns & water walkers. • Live entertainment area: Relax and enjoy the music. • Great variety of food: Japanese, Mexican, Vietnamese, Mediterranean, seafood, ice creams etc.

Come to Leeston and enjoy a wonderful family fun day

Well, its that time of year again where Leeston displays its best to the rest of the country. The annual Leeston Fete is to be held this Saturday the 8th April. The Leeston Fete is growing from strength to strength in both popularity and people wanting to sell and display their goods. This will be the 7th year that the High Street of Leeston will be closed off to accommodate over 140 stalls from 10am until 3pm. There is free entry to this great day out with activities, tastes and sights that will entertain all family members. Last year exceeded all expectations with several thousand people turning up to enjoy a great family day out in the beautiful rural township of Leeston.

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Saturday 8th April 1pm – 4pm

Celebrate Selwyn’s newest shopping precinct

New South Point shopping centre opens at Faringdon The recently opened South Point gives Faringdon locals their own shopping precinct. Developed by local sisters Jo Southen and Tania Croucher, and their UK based sister Bridget Foster, the aim was to provide an intimate quality shopping centre and there has been strong uptake for the 1,000 square metres of floor space with almost full occupancy already. Faringdon residents now have a bar and restaurants within walking distance. They are also close for people in the wider Rolleston area. The Pedal Pushers have a proven formula that includes great décor, a fabulous menu of snacks, lunches and dinners, and good beers. There is also English ‘Chippie’, Hooked Fish & Chips, while flavoursome and spicy Indian cuisine will be available at A Pocket Full of Spices for lunch, dinner or takeaways. The opening of Faringdon Convenience Store and Post Shop will also be welcomed bringing a second postal centre to Rolleston. The Selwyn School of Dance is based upstairs at South Point and the boutique store, New Order Clothing and Accessories that carries recognised label garments and

accessories for both men and women, is on the ground level. South Point’s innovative design differs from many other retail precincts. It has a central point, is attractive from all four road frontages and has a real mix of retail offerings. South Point is at 55 Faringdon Boulevard. Their Facebook page is: South Point Rolleston and contact details are: or Jo on 021 244 4489.


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Dance school moves into new precinct Established in 2009, the Selwyn School of dance at last has a home of its own – in the new South Point precinct in Faringdon. Over the last seven or eight years, the school has been teaching at places such as schools and community centres, says director and founder of the school, Emma Body. “Now we have a permanent place at South Point in a large, purpose-built space.” The school teaches a range of dance types including classical ballet, contemporary dance, hip hop, jazz and musical theatre, with the students ranging in age from preschoolers to adults. The four teachers, including Emma, who is a former dancer, are all qualified dance teachers. The students enroll term by term, and the ballet students undertake international exams set by the Royal

Academy of Dance once a year. For modern dance, the exams are set by the New Zealand Association of Modern Dance, with the students also examined once a year. For adults, there are also casual classes, which people attend to keep fit, or just for the enjoyment of ballet. Conditioning programmes used to complement the classes are based on the New York City Ballet workout programme and the Progressing Ballet Technique. The Selwyn School of Dance also has a hip hop elite performance crew, which performs for charitable events. “We also put on an annual dance show at Burnside High,” Emma says. To enquire about classes at the Selwyn School of Dance, contact Emma Body, email





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Selwyn School of Dance is passionate about building strength, confidence and a love of dance with your child, through classical and contemporary dance. Classes in Rolleston, Weedons and Lincoln. Emma Body, Director, A.I.D.T.A and RAD RTS.

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Saturday 8th April 1pm – 4pm

Celebrate Selwyn’s newest shopping precinct

Convenience store to open in South Point One of the stores opening soon in the new South Point shopping precinct in Faringdon is the Faringdon Convenience Store. Owned and run by Faringdon residents Connie and William, the store incorporates an Asian supermarket and will offer a wide range of grocery products as well as fresh fruit and vegetables and dairy products. It is also a NZ Post Shop. Connie and William had wanted to open their own business for some time, but had trouble finding suitable premises, so they were thrilled when this opportunity came up, just two minutes’ walk from their Faringdon home. They are looking forward to meeting their new customers and providing a convenient place for people to shop for everyday items within the Faringdon development.

Faringdon Convenience store is located at Shop 8/55 Faringdon Boulevard, Rolleston. Hours are Mon-Sun 7am-7pm. Post Centre: Mon-Fri 7am-7pm & SatSun 9am-5pm. Phone: 03 347 8098.

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Celebrate Selwyn’s newest shopping precinct

Subdivision offers attractive lifestyle The development of the Faringdon subdivision in Rolleston by Hughes Developments has seen the establishment of 1200 sections in stages 1-17 of the project, the majority of which have been sold. The project was launched four years ago, when Hughes Developments bought 80 hectares of land from Annette and David Foster, the company’s head of marketing Bruce Harvey says. The attractive subdivision features wide tree-lined streets and fully serviced building sections with plenty of green space, offering residents the opportunity to enjoy an indoor/outdoor lifestyle. Located on the Lincoln side of Rolleston, it is close to a number of amenities including the recently opened Rolleston High School, the Clearview Primary School, Foster Park, and is within walking distance of the aquatic centre. “We have also seen our own primary school, Lemonwood Grove, opened within the subdivision,” Mr Harvey says. Adding to the residents’ facilities is the new retail development in the heart of Faringdon, which is about to be officially opened. Called South Point, it comprises a range of businesses, including the Pedal Pusher Café Bar, clothing, an Indian restaurant, takeaway boutique fish and chips, a men’s hairdresser, a convenience store and a dance school.

“This is a beautiful shopping precinct, where the businesses will benefit from a captive market,” Mr Harvey says. Stages 17-19 of Faringdon, with around 250 sections, are now being developed. As with the first stages, they include a range of small, medium and large sections, with house and land packages available and a second pre-school. A small Christchurch, family-owned company, Hughes Developments has some 30 years’ experience in residential subdivision development. Among the subdivisions it has designed and developed are Northwood in Christchurch, and Gainsborough and Halkett Grove in West Melton. It also has developments in Kaikoura and Auckland.

“Something to shout about!” We are really chuffed to announce the release of Stage 19 with affordable sections in a range of sizes with loads of personality. The demand for our fabulous community is profound and every week we have things to shout about like new schools, a retail precinct being built, an incredible new show home village on the way it’s no wonder so many people are choosing Faringdon for their new home.

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The Ellesmere Rugby Sub Union competition contains 17 clubs from Selwyn, Christchurch and Banks Peninsula. The rugby grounds are in the following locations:

Banks Peninsula: Little River Domain, Main Road, Little Games are already under way for this River year’s 2017 Luisetti Seeds Combined Burnham: Coronation Park, Aylesbury Road, Burnham Country Rugby Competition with first hit Darfield: Darfield Domain (Malvern Rec Centre), North outs providing some interesting results. Terrace, Darfield The beginning of the season is taken up with the Ellesmere Rugby Sub Union Diamond Harbour: Diamond Harbour Domain, Waipapa (ERSU) Division 1 rugby teams playing Avenue, Diamond Harbour mid and north Canterbury teams to find Dunsandel Irwell: Dunsandel Domain, Tramway Road, client » out which team takes home the coveted Dunsandel, Irwell Domain, Selwyn Lake Road, Irwell. Luisetti Seeds » Corporate Branding Guide trophy and with it, bragging rights. Hornby: Denton Park, Chalmers Street, Hornby This year sees the return of major sponsor Kirwee: Kirwee Domain, High Street, KIrwee of the combined country competition Leeston: Leeston Domain, High Street, Leeston Luisetti Seeds. The commitment by Lincoln: Lincoln Domain, North Belt, Lincoln this Canterbury firm means this timeLUISETTI POSITIVE LOGO: honoured competition continues to be a Luisetti Seeds 2016 Combined Country competition winners Prebbleton: Prebbleton Domain, Tosswill Road, Prebbleton Rolleston: Rolleston Domain, Tennyson Street, Rolleston highlight in the year for all rugby-mad rural – Waihora Rugby Club after its win against Southbridge in Luisetti Positive L communities throughout Canterbury. Selwyn: Glentunnel Holiday Park, Glentunnel logo and will ap June last year. It was Waihora that took out top honours ie: Stationery & Sheffield: Sheffield Domain, Main West Road, Sheffield in the 2016 Luisetti Seeds Combined It was Southbridge which was able to Southbridge: Southbridge Domain, St James Street, Country competition with a win over break a 32-year drought last year taking Southbridge Southbridge in the final. However the out the Ellesmere Rugby Union title in a Springston: Springston Domain, Ellesmere Junction Road, LUISETTI NEGATIVE LOGO: Tai Tapu-based club started off this year’s nail-biting final against Waihora – winning Springston campaign with a less than emphatic win 8-6. Waihora: Rhodes Park, Old Tai Tapu Road, Tai Tapu over Prebbleton in the first game of the So with the first two games now played, Luisetti Negative West Melton: West Melton Domain, West Melton Road, when it is positio season, winning by just one point. In other the stage is now set for more exciting backgound. This West Melton first round games, Darfield outplayed rugby and an enthralling season to find only appear wh Saracens for a win and Burnham/ out who will be crowned 2017 Luisetti Dunsandel/Irwell also won its first game Combined Canterbury champion and later beating Hornby in the other Section One top Ellesmere Rugby Sub Union club of the LUISETTI BRAND LOGO: game. In Section Two Rolleston and West year. Melton also suffered loses but last year’s Teams in the 2017 Luisetti Country Luisetti Brand Log runner-up Southbridge, had an emphatic Combined Competition: when ever it app Brands ie: Prime start to the season beating Lincoln in the Regency and Fa first game. Section One Section Two placed onto bus For the second half of the season, the Darfield Methven Division One teams will then play the Saracens Oxford remaning Ellesmere teams they did Prebbleton Kaiapoi not meet during the combined country Waihora Rolleston print » web » multimedia » video competition round play. Results from all Glenmark /Cheviot Rakaia © ID Ltd 2003 games will then be tabulated to see which Hampstead West Melton clubs will feature in the semi-finals and Ohoka Lincoln from there who will ultimately contest for Celtic Southbridge the Ellesmere Rugby Sub Union Division 1 Burnham/Dunsandel/ Southern crown and hold on to the Coleman Shield Irwell (BDI) for the off season. Hornby



In what was an extremely close start to the season, the Waihora RFC Div 1 team scraped in a victory by just one point against rivals Prebbleton. “We definitely want to continue the winning but it would be great with a little bit more lee-way,” says Waihora RFC secretary Vicki Hardacre. The team has worked hard in the off season to try and maintain the winning formula shown last season when it won the Luisetti Combined Country Cup. Under the watchful eye of coaches Joff Mooar and Muarry Davie, the team is hoping to continue its success and build on the positives of last season. Other senior teams to play this year are Div 3, u21, u18 (combined with Banks Peninsula) and u16 (combined with Springston). In the junior side the club is proud to have four girls’ teams now playing in the black and white colours. They will

make up the part of the 15 junior teams who will take to the fields representing Waihora. Next year will see the rebuild of the Sports pavilion at the Tai Tapu reserve, so committee members are in the process of working with the Selwyn District Council and Boards Domain to ensure the facilities are the best possible for all users in the area. Club Day 20 May

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Kirwee The black and golds will be playing for senior domination in the Div 2 and Div 3 Ellesmere Rugby Sub Union competitions this year. As well, u6, u7, u8, u9 and u10 teams will be competing in the junior competition. The pre-season preparation for the seniors has gone well with the juniors enjoying a visit from Crusaders players prior to their first games. This year in conjunction with the netball club, there will be a ball on 27 May. Tickets are available by contacting the Kirwee RFC secretary whose details can be found at www. The club encourages all its players to work hard, play hard and be part of the club culture – instilling a real sense Prebbleton is expecting an improved performance on of community and friendship. the field this year from its Division 1 team. Club Day 10 June Coach Derek Todd has been working the team hard on the training field and new United States prop Steve Karas has joined the team for the 2017 season after playing for the Denver Barbarians. The club has a Div 1, Div 2 and Colts teams playing in the senior competition with representation in all age group levels including five under-6 teams. Of special note this year is the under-16 Prebbleton team’s trip to the Gold Coast to compete in a Rugby Carnival in July. The club would like to thank its principal sponsor the NZ Community Trust, major club sponsor Ryans Kitchens and senior sponsors, Base Construction, Fiveash Contracting, Lagoon Pools, ITM Hillside and Noble Adams Machinery. Club Day 29 April



Springston Springston is a small country club that is inclusive of the whole family, from Little Rippers to its Div 2 and Golden Oldies teams. The club’s focus is on enjoying the game while offering quality coaching and competitive senior teams. Players develop team spirit while being mentored and supported by the club commitee, coaches, managers and Springston members.



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West Melton will be fielding a Div 1 and Div2 team in the senior competition this year. The Div 1 team is being coached and managed by the successful previous colts coaching combination of Brett Holland and Nick Dierck, and managed by Eddie Howard and Barry Alfeld. The players have been put through their paces pre-season with a weekly session taken by West Melton personal trainer Karen Hulstons. The Div 1 team will be a fairly young side but also has a couple of new faces in the team, and some seasoned players from the last few years. It was pleasing to see Sam Dickson coming back from injury to have a couple of games in the Blue and Gold, the first in five years, before heading of to All Black Sevens duty. The Div2 team this year is mainly the players returning from year’s the Div 3 team along with the addition of some colts players. A group of this team decided last year to enter the Rugger Fest in Aspen Colorado, so have fundraised and will be off to the US in September. West Melton will also be represented in the u11.5, u13 and u14.5 grades. There is also a combined u16 team with DunsandelIrwell and Leeston clubs. Our numbers in the JAB non competitive grades continue to be srong with 3x under 6, 4x under 7, 2x under 8, 2x under 9 and 3x under 10 teams. Club Day 6 May




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The Div 2 and u13 teams are joint team with Southbridge and the u16 side sees West Melton and Dunsandel players join with Leeston to form a youth team. In the junior age group sides, Leeston holds it own with representation at all levels from u6 to u11 ½ sides. Leeston RFC was delighted to host Crusaders Ryan Crotty and Mike Alaalatoa in February – a big thrill for the aspirational young players in the club.


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The year started off with a real highlight for the Darfield RFC when it hosted the Crusaders versus Highlanders pre-season match at its home ground in February. “That was really something else for us,” says president James Scollay. “It was just massive.” There is a renewed energy in the club this year as new coaches Merv Todd and Alex Robertson take over the coaching of the Div 1 side. It has the club feeling optimistic. “I think they’ll be right up there. I’m not saying they’ll win, although we’d love that, but they’ll mix it with the best of them this year.” The club is also sporting a Div 2 and Colts teams and is pleased to announce that its

u18 side is full of Darfield players. “For the first time in years we’ve been able to turn out our own u18 team rather than having a combined team with another club.” The u13 and u11 ½ teams will be competing as Malvern Combined teams but the junior programme is again looking strong with representation in all junior grades including a full girls’ team which is happily playing in the boys’ competition. Club Day 13 May


The Southbridge RFC had a great start to the after plucking the Coleman Shield from Lincoln in the first game of the season. This year the Div 1 side, coached by Mike Rowe and Doug Maginness, sees many of last year’s players return. “We’ve pretty much got the same squad,” says Club manager Chris McMillan. “We’ve lost a couple of guys – one is playing in the metro competition and one is out with an injury for the whole season. We also have five new players.” The club also boasts a Div 2 team made up of experienced players combined with

a number of colts players. “We think it;s more beneficial for these (colts) players as it’s a better grade.” Junior rugby is well catered for at Southbridge with all age groups represented. Some age group areas are playing in combined teams with Southbridge and Leeston players to ensure all can still participate in the sport. The club gratefully acknowledges the support of all its sponsors, especially principal sponsor Nairn Electrical. Club Day 13 May

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For the first time, the club has appointed rugby manager Jim Gillanders to look after player recruitment and to liaise between players and club management. BDI has a significant number of returning senior players this season with some new additions, making for a good balance as we start the season. Div 1 is being coached by Manu Taufu, Glenn McGuire and Wayne Nepia with Rodney Good coaching the Div 3 side. The women’s team, coached by Shane Prendergas and Gretchen McGuire, is similar to last year and contains many younger players, which bodes well for the future of the team this club. The JAB teams are looking fantastic this year with teams in all the new grades starting with an u6 Rippa team through to u10. The new grades have stretched the club’s non- competitive grades however the support from Leeston and Southbridge, ensuring kids are playing the sport they love. In the competitive grades there is an u11 ½ combined Dunsandel/Southbridge team, an u13 team, an u16 team combined with Leeston and West Melton under the new name of “United Plains” and the u18 team is playing alongside the Darfield club this season. Major construction continues at the Dunsandel grounds, with the Dunsandel Community Centre nearing completion. This will cause some access and parking issues for players and supporters but is

This year heralds the start of a new era for the Lincoln Rugby Football Club. Two experienced players, Dayle Eathone and Matt Lowe, have now transitioned to become coaches of the Division 1 team. Both have played senior rugby for Lincoln for many years and together with Randell Townsend as Manager, the team is primed for action. They are supported by some very experienced top level coaches to mentor them in what we hope will be their first year of many, leading a champion Lincoln side. “Rest assured our supporters will see a new and exciting form of rugby in the 2017 season,” says club secretary Natalie Townsend. The progression of local players continuing to progress towards the senior club, is also an exciting aspect of the 2017 season. “There is a core stream of young men who are now entering into the under-18 and colts levels and with the talented coaches at these levels, Lincoln is sure to have a continued supply of good local talent into the senior ranks for many years to come.” The Division 2 side is led by coaches Kris Partridge and Ora John. Ora joins the coaching team from a distinguished playing career as an openside flanker for Counties Manukau, coupled with Kris who himself has played to a very high provincial level strengthens the senior club. In the senior competition Lincoln will be represented in the Division 1 and 2 grades

a small price to pay for the new facility that the club will have access to in the future. BDI will play half of their home games at Burnham, which gives the club huge flexibility with ground options and facilities. The BDI senior club welcomes all new players and supporters and appreciate the involvement and support of all their sponsors and supporters, particularly our naming right sponsor, Synlait. Club Day 20 May at Dunsandel

along with two teams in the colts. There are 12 junior teams starting from under-6 through to the combined under-18 side. The club is also looking to develop its amenities further this year as well. Members will be building a covered area outside the clubrooms to ensure more rain-free viewing areas. Lincoln members always look forward to hosting the Ellesmere finals day for all grades. “We are well versed in providing good food and viewing pleasure to many players and spectators. Lincoln’s elevated viewing areas on Field 1 and tiered seating means watching multiple games from several vantage points provides for an entertaining day out.” Club Day 29 April


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Banks Peninsula

Banks Peninsula RFC is a proud little club in Little River. With Div 2 and 3 teams as well as junior teams from u6 to u11.5. Its u13 and u14 ½ players combine with Waihora to ensure they can still get a game. To find out more visit their Facebook page

Diamond Harbour

Diamond Harbour RFC will be turning out three teams in the Ellesmere Rugby Sub Union competition this year in the Div 2, u9, and u7 grades. The club’s mission statement is “To promote and develop the game of rugby football within the community in order to encourage maximum participation and enjoyment at all levels.” To find out more visit www.dhrugby.

Sheffied RFC focuses on providing rugby for the youngest members of its community with teams in the u10, u8, u7 and u6 sections of the Ellesmere competition.

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The Selwyn Rugby Club is a small, friendly, family orientated club encouraging kids to have fun while playing rugby. There are no senior teams but an awesome bunch of dedicated coaches and managers mentor the young players from u6 to u10 teams along with registered club players joining the Malvern Combined sports teams for u11 ½ and u13 ½ teams. The club is also the host club for the u13 ½ squad. At this club the fire is always roaring on a Saturday and the after match snacks are known for being home baked with love.

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Zone manager passionate about the environment Selwyn Waihora zone manager Michaela Rees started the job just over a year ago and she is excited about what her second year holds. “I really want to be able to showcase the work that is being done in our zone – and not just by Environment Canterbury, but other organisations as well. “Close to 400 farmers already have an action plan for improving the impact their farm has on the environment and we’ve contributed $70,000 towards biodiversity projects in the past year. “We’ve also been working closely with high country farmers to preserve areas with significant natural value. We’re all in this together,” she said. It is an attitude she has maintained since taking on the Selwyn-based position, which was established as part of a move by Environment Canterbury to implement on-the-ground actions to achieve the community’s goals for water management. Michaela’s passion for the environment, and for Canterbury in particular, began when growing up on the outskirts of Kaiapoi. “I love being in the outdoors. Just the openness of it all – the imagination. As a kid, you could go anywhere. You’d wake up and it was like what could you explore on the farm that day?.” But working in the environment was

not something she pursued. She began her working life as a full-time lifeguard and swim coach at Rangiora and Kaiapoi pools before starting her own events management business. “I did that for a couple of years, then I realised I really couldn’t work by myself – I needed to be in a team atmosphere. I just thought I needed to be in a job with people otherwise I’ll go crazy by myself. That’s the hard thing about having your own business.” But as fate would have it, her dream job was just around the corner. “I was having morning tea one day with some friends, and I said to them ‘I think I’m going to get out of this’ and they said ‘Well what’s your dream job? And I said ‘Working for a sports organisation in Christchurch – but that does not exist’. “But then I went home and looked on SEEK and saw New Zealand Cricket were hiring for an event manager in Christchurch. I couldn’t believe it. I applied for it and got that. That was like a dream to me at that point – bringing sports and what I was good at, and interested in, together.” Michaela worked as the events and hospitality manager for New Zealand Cricket for four years. During that time, she was also contracted out to the International Cricket Council (ICC) for stints in both India and Sri Lanka.

“I really did think I’m going to be a ‘lifer’ [at New Zealand Cricket] because I really loved it.” She moved to Melbourne to work for the ICC as their lead for the Cricket World Cup 2015, but missed home. “I love living in Christchurch and being in Canterbury and I really think the outdoorsy stuff is just so easy here and I Michaela Rees lending a hand at the Te Ara Kakariki plant-out last year. had really missed all that. “Looking for jobs. I wanted to do Resource Management Consultants something different. “Environment Canterbury was looking at these zone manager roles in a very different Resource Consents way. There’s a lot of technical knowledge - Groundwater - Surface Water already in the organisation, but they were - Effluent Discharge - Effluent Storage now thinking about how to get people in - Gravel Extraction - Consents Compliance who can look at things differently.” And so far, the position is working out well. “I’m passionate about the Selwyn Waihora zone and for us as a team to get in there and get stuff done. Ideally I’ll stay involved as long as I’m allowed. • Advocacy • Feasibility “It doesn’t matter how long you’re • Aquifer Testing • Flow Monitoring involved, as long as when you’re involved, • Due Diligence • Farm Environment Plans you’re passionate about it and trying to make a change.” To contact your zone committee or local zone team members, phone 0800 324 636. 92 Williams St, Kaiapoi. Ph: 03 375 5015

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ROLLESTON - 12A Emerson Lane • A well designed low maintenance home • Kitchen is sleek & modern with plenty of storage space & quality appliances • Spacious open plan living opening to private north facing courtyard area, perfect for outdoor entertaining • All 4 bedrooms are generous in proportion • Master offers a WIR & stylish ensuite • Other features include: quality drapes, alarm, irrigation system & drive thru garage • Secure & landscaped 879m2 section



Open Home: Sun 3pm - 3.30pm Price: Neg Over $534,000 View:

Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576

ROLLESTON - 3 Highworth Crescent


• 684sqm section • 4 bedroom home • Centrally located kitchen • Designated dining area • 2 living spaces • Internal storage • Stunning bathroom • Sizeable master with walk in robe & ensuite • Hydro lawn, outdoor patios & internal fencing • LED lighting, heat pump & quality appliances • Letterbox & clothesline • Internal access garage

Price: Neg over $539,000 View:

Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576


• Located in Devon Park subdivision • Superior 4 double bedrooms • 2 living rooms • 900mm oven with gas hobb & walk in pantry • Large separate laundry & tiled bathrooms • Superior fittings & fixtures throughout • Fully fenced 631m2 section • Comes complete with a First Home Build Warranty

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• Fabulous and substantial 260sqm home • Triple car garage • Two large living areas, dining area and a • Sleek and modern centrally located kitchen with granite benchtops, quality appliances and walk in pantry. • Living area opens out to private outdoor entertaining • Four double bedrooms, • Beautifully specified tiled bathrooms and a large walk in wardrobe add to the luxurious feeling of this home. • Separate laundry • Log burner



Open Home: Sun 1pm - 1.30pm Price: Neg over $689,000 View:

Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576

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


Price: Neg over $635,000 View:

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• Established lifestyle property • Located on superior loam soils • 3 large bedrooms • 2 living plus office • Excellent outdoor entertaining & inground pool • Numerous outbuildings and garaging including games room/sleepout • Large tunnel house with concrete floor • Plenty of storage for cars, boats etc • Close proximity to the ever expanding townships of Rolleston & West Melton and their excellent range of amenities

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Open Home: Sun 3pm - 3.30pm Price: Neg over $600,000 View:



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KIRWEE - 4B St Andrews Lane • 4 double bedroom contemporary home • Open plan living & dining • Highly appointed Kitchen with spacious walk in pantry • Entertainers delight • Large separate lounge with Log fire • Covered deck & outdoor living area • Master Bedroom with walk-in wardrobe & ensuite • Office is also located off the main entrance • Ample storage including a large walk in hot water cupboard which is shelved for all those linen needs. • Solar panels to offset your power along with hardwiring of cabling for entertainment inside & out


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• Situated in Faringdon subdivision in quiet cul-de-sac • 2 living areas • Open plan kitchen/dining • 4 double bedrooms & study • Master has ensuite & large walk-in robe • Family bathroom, separate toilet & separate laundry • Large 7x6m internal access garage • Doors off the living areas open onto Alfresco dining Open Home: Sun 2pm - 2.30pm • Aggregate courtyard with outdoor fire Price: Neg Over $585,000 • Mature north facing garden View:

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Price: Neg Over $1,195,000 View:

Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576




Price: Neg over $900,000 View:

Andrew Taylor Mb 027 435 5930

• The perks of town & country living • 36 lifestyle sections from 2500-7000m2 • Unique environmental focus • Not previously available • Full services • Sections this large are in short supply so get in quick Price: From $187,000 View:

Price: From $330,000 View:

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Andrew Taylor Mb 027 435 5930

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Week commencing Tuesday, 4TH aPRiL, 2017 www.fleming ton.c

Substantial Stunner On Shepherd! Designed to take full advantage of the expansive rural views out towards the Southern Alps, this magnificent 332m2 residence, that has previously won a Gold award in the ‘House of the Year’ awards, boasts an enviable position on a 4235m2 section in prestigious Preston Downs. Functionality & comfort are key elements of this home’s winning formula. Complete with a large walk in pantry, double oven & purpose built bar area, the kitchen is a home cook & entertainer’s dream. The home’s layout also ensures that guests are well catered for, as the guest bedroom boasts dual access to a luxurious bathroom with its corner spa bath & large tiled shower. 4 large bedrooms in all, a beautiful tiled ensuite, a sauna room, 2 extensive living areas, drive through triple car garaging, heaps of storage, a large laundry room, diesel central heating system & surround sound complete the perfect package. Be prepared to fall in love!

Offers over $999,000

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West Melton

Paradise Found


• Located just 9km to Russley and 13km to Christchurch International Airport • Light-filled living spaces sited for the sun throughout the day, including open-plan kitchen and family area, with spacious second living area • Seamless indoor/outdoor flow to north-facing decking and lawns, which can be observed from both living areas and the kitchen • Scope to stamp your own mark and add value in the kitchen and bathrooms at your leisure • Four hectares of land with good standard of fencing, own well and septic system


Welcome to this delightful, permanent-material home, sited on the corner of Robb and Whitecliffs Road. The home is open plan with three bedrooms and is neatly nestled in a lovely garden of trees, shrubs, a great veggie patch and fruit trees. A large, attached car port provides access into the home. Many small sheds surround the property for wood, potting, workshop, etc. This property is a must view and offers a unique opportunity in this peaceful countryside, with an easy commute into Christchurch.


Athol Earl

Sales Manager/Auctioneer M 027 437 6298

John Hughes B 03 341 4301 M 021 455 488 Wilton Atkins B 03 341 4301 M 027 606 0660

(Negotiable) OPEN HOME Sunday 1.30-2.00pm 384 Whitecliffs Road ID: DAR25725

Min Cookson B 03 341 4301 M 027 249 5417

Min Cookson

Sam Davidson

Karen Hennessy

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M 027 249 5417

M 027 488 8269

M 027 967 0186

M 027 606 0660

M 021 455 488

Licensed REAA 2008 ID: DAR25717

(Unless Sold Prior) 1.00pm, Wednesday, 19 April 411 Blenheim Road, Christchurch OPEN HOME Sun 2.00-3.00pm 525 Old West Coast Road





260 Ellesmere Road Situated amongst mature trees and beautiful landscaped gardens, this property is set on 4.0005ha of land in desirable Ladbrooks. The location perfectly balances country living with city conveniences - approx ten minutes away. Guaranteed to appeal to a wide range of buyers, this 280m² (approx) four bedroom, one office and two bathroom home boasts all you need and more. The open plan kitchen-dining-living space is flooded with natural sun and light - a perfect spot in which to soak in the beautiful garden. A log burner adds warmth and ambience in the cooler months. Double doors open the space up to an adjoining separate living room. Working as an extension of the living areas the French doors open out to a deck, an exposed aggregate concrete patio and BBQ area. Fenced into four paddocks with a four bay shed, this immaculate lifestyle property is sure to please.


From 12pm Fri 7 Apr 2017 (unless sold prior) 3 Deans Ave, Riccarton, Christchurch View Thurs/Sun 2.30-3pm

Mick Sidey

M 027 229 8888 B 03 375 4715

Sally Hargreaves

M 021 125 1545 B 03 375 4824

Whalan and Partners Ltd, Bayleys, Licensed under the REA Act 2008

“Something to shout about!” We are really chuffed to announce the release of Stage 19 with affordable sections in a range of sizes with loads of personality. The demand for our fabulous community is profound and every week we have things to shout about like new schools, a retail precinct being built, an incredible new show home village on the way it’s no wonder so many people are choosing Faringdon for their new home.

Sections 410m2 to 844m2 from $159,000

Visit Rolleston’s fastest selling development Corner Dynes Road and Faringdon Boulevard Wednesday to Sunday, 12pm to 4pm Call Bruce Harvey on 0800 667 849 or visit





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Rolleston 14D Vivaldi Lane

4 A 2 C 2 F 3 I

This stylish home offers all the features so often requested on a buyer’s wish list. The well designed kitchen offers an abundance of bench space, gas hobs, & a fabulous butler’s pantry with sink. The light & airy open plan living area & lounge both flow to an extensive Kwila deck & lawn, just perfect for entertaining & family fun. 4 double bedrooms are complemented by 2 generously proportioned bathrooms & there is also a handy separate laundry. Ideal for the family who require plenty of off street parking, the home also benefits from a triple car garage with attic storage. There are also great heating options here, with a log burner & heat transfer system plus a heat pump. To top it all off, the home is situated on a 1065m2 (incl ROW) section in a lovely tree lined lane off Lowes Road, with very easy access to Clearview School, the new Rolleston College, Selwyn Aquatic Centre & all of Rolleston’s amenities. Don’t delay - call now!

For Sale $635,000 View by appointment Brendan ’Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733 Sarah Booth 027 527 8258 Rolleston 03 347 9988 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

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Rolleston 53 Beaumont Drive Set on 939sqm (inc ROW), with an abundance of off-street parking & triple car garaging, there´s room for the cars, boat, caravan & more. This striking property was once a Stonewood show home, it was then relocated approximately two years ago where the fabulous extension took place. Entering the front door, you´ll find a small office space to the left, a cosy lounge and open plan living area which encompasses the modern kitchen with 90cm oven & gas hobs. The hallway leads to all the bedrooms, & at the other end is the surprise, when you open the door to find a huge room which is currently set up as another living area. Outside you´ll enjoy entertaining on the elevated deck. If you want a 4 bedroom home that stands out from the crowd, then this is it!


For Sale $619,000 View Sunday 1.15pm - 1.45pm Brendan ’Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733 Sarah Booth 027 527 8258 Rolleston Office 03 347 9988 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

Rolleston 9 Kingsley Place This family home set on 1184m2, has plenty of space on the large asphalt area for extra parking, outside the sought after triple car garaging. The impressive entrance way features a mono-pitch ceiling, with separate lounge to the side. The open plan living area and modern kitchen are right in the heart of the home, featuring a 90cm oven with gas hobs & walk-in pantry. The convenient study nook with bi-fold doors is ideal for hiding the messy paperwork if guests arrive. Featuring 4 bedrooms, with master having an ensuite & WIR and its own outdoor courtyard space. Be spoilt with the extra bells & whistles, like the HRV system, built in ceiling speakers for ultimate surround sound, & pop up irrigation in the expansive lawn & garden area. Call now to view!


For Sale $675,000 View by appointment Brendan ’Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733 Sarah Booth 027 527 8258 Rolleston Office 03 347 9988 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)


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Rolleston 41 Durrell Way

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Realising the need to upsize.... ....if so, then there’s ample room for all the family in this large 2 storey home. With the downstairs offering an additional bedroom, a study (or small bedroom) & laundry with shower & toilet, this home’s layout could be the ideal solution for extended or dual family living. The rest of the ground floor comprises a large open plan kitchen, dining & living space with heat pump plus a separate lounge with its log burner to keep you toasty in the Winter months. Heading upstairs, the family will be spoilt for choice, with another 5 bedrooms to choose from. In addition to the ensuite, there’s also a beautiful family bathroom centrally located on the upper floor. If this already sounds like your perfect place, then you’ll be pleased to know there’s also a lovely mature garden, fabulous off-street parking & a workshop at the rear of the double garage for the home handyman. Situated next door to a peaceful reserve & within easy walking distance to the heart of Rolleston, this ’upsized’ property is sure to fulfill all your accommodation needs & more. Call to view now!

For Sale $649,000 View Sunday 3.30pm - 4.00pm Brendan ’Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733 Sarah Booth 027 527 8258 Rolleston 03 347 9988 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

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Rolleston 27 Kinglear Drive • Fantastic 4 double bedroom family home that offers relaxing & peaceful surroundings on a 849m2 section. • Spacious open plan living with lovely indoor/outdoor flow through french doors - perfect for entertaining. • A separate lounge allows for kids to play or some quiet time. • Come & be charmed by this much loved family home!

4A2C2F2I For Sale Offers over $539,000 View Sunday 3.45pm - 4.15pm Dwayne Bloomfield 021 163 9874 Emma George 027 555 0568 Rolleston Office 03 347 9988 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd

Rolleston 47 Strauss Drive A house that feels like HOME... • 4 generous bedrooms (master with ensuite & WIR) • Two spacious living areas that flow out to the Kwila decking • Quality kitchen + walk-in pantry • Double garage, off street parking for a boat, beautifully landscaped... view it, love it, buy it!



Prebbleton 4 Florin Place • Superior, executive 4 double bedroom family home with impeccable detailing, top quality finishes and fixtures. • Designer kitchen includes a walk in pantry and stone tops. • Cosy formal lounge features a central gas fire. • Gorgeous courtyard and outdoor entertainment area. • This quality home is a must see - call now to view!

4A2C2F2I For Sale Offers over $609,000 View by appointment Leesa Booth 027 947 1200 Emma George 027 555 0568 Rolleston Office 03 347 9988 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd


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4A2C2F2I For Sale $790,000 View Sunday 2.15pm - 2.45pm Emma George 027 555 0568 Dwayne Bloomfield 021 163 9874 Rolleston Office 03 347 9988 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd


Tai Tapu 716 Christchurch Akaroa Road • • • • • •

Superb 3 bedroom family home in a desirable location. Sunny open plan living/dining area. Spacious separate lounge. Large games room or could be a 4th bedroom. Heatpump, underfloor heating & night store. This home offers a unique opportunity - call now!

3A2C1F2I For Sale $568,000 View Sunday 1.15pm - 1.45pm Emma George 027 555 0568 Rolleston Office 03 347 9988 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd



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Rolleston 1053 Goulds Road Still searching for the elusive, spacious home & big section to suit your needs? Then this large 293m2 home on 1350m2 could be the answer! The home itself comprises 4 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms, along with a large, sunny living area that is flooded with natural light & has a great outlook to the mature yard & a separate formal lounge. Fabulous indoor/outdoor flow to covered patios & established blossom tree that will bloom all spring. An oversized triple car garage along with gated access to the rear of the section give plenty of space for extra vehicles, the boat or caravan. A log burner that will certainly be nice & cosy throughout the colder months, whilst the internal vacuum system will make cleaning a breeze! With vacant possession - don’t delay in viewing - call now!

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For Sale $639,000 View Sunday 2.15pm - 2.45pm Sarah Booth 027 527 8258 Brendan ’Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733 Rolleston Office 03 347 9988 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

Templeton 44 Bailey Street Make your home ownership dreams a reality with this great starter property. This 1970’s Summerhill Stone home offers a great opportunity for you to come in, redecorate and really make your own. Consisting of three good sized bedrooms, updated bathroom, open plan kitchen, dining and living warmed by a log burner and heat pump, perfect for the upcoming cooler months. The park next door offers a nice outlook from the kitchen and also allows plenty of room for the kids to play, ride their bikes and scooters. On top of all this you also have good off street parking and a separate double garage. Walking distance to sought after primary school, transport and shops. Act quickly to avoid missing your opportunity - call now to view!


For Sale Offers over $399,000 View Sunday 12.15pm - 12.45pm Melissa Warrington 027 279 4362 Brendan ’Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733 Rolleston Office 03 347 9988 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

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West Melton 83 Rossington Drive


West Melton 5 Manna Place

Simply Breathtaking!

5598m2 of idyllic country living

Sitting proudly on a substantial site of 1121sqm, this striking, architecturally designed home is an entertainer’s delight. Offering spacious living, a stunning chef’s kitchen with scullery and two sunny, sheltered areas for outdoor entertaining. A soaring stud, coupled with the expansive use of glass creates an exceptionally sunny, light filled home. Liveability is assured with open plan family living, a separate lounge and four generous bedrooms. Storage is plentiful and complemented by a separate laundry and three car garage.

Our overseas vendors have set plans in place & therefore want to see a sold sign up as soon as possible. Situated in the established Edendale Estate, this large home enjoys a tranquil, private setting on a rarely available 5598m2 block. Whether you desire heaps of off street parking, room to add additional outbuildings or simply want a paddock for some stock, this home offers all those options plus, of course, your children & pets will love the space! Comprising a generously proportioned open plan living area with adjoining formal lounge, 4 bedrooms (master ensuite), a separate laundry & sought after triple car garaging, your family & vehicles will be accommodated with ease here. Don’t delay - call now!

For Sale Offers over $939,000 View by appointment Melanie Elliott 027 635 2643 West Melton Office 03 347 9933 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)


Deadline Sale all offers presented 20 April 2017 at 4.00pm (unless sold prior) View Sunday 3.15pm - 3.45pm Sarah Booth 027 527 8258 Brendan ’Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733 West Melton Office 03 347 9933 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)


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Glentunnel 12 Homebush Road First home buyers, singles, couples & families should take a look at this amazing opportunity in a delightful country town. This charming 2/3 bedroom home + studio sits on 809sqm section. There are 2 good sized bedrooms & a sunroom/dining room that could be utilised as a third bedroom. The established garden offers lots of off-street parking and plenty of space.

3A1F2I Set Date of Sale all offers presented 10 April 2017 at 1.00pm (unless sold prior) View Sunday 4.15pm - 5.00pm Frank Dowle 027 528 0480 West Melton Office 03 347 9933 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

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Prebbleton 20 Blakes Road For many years, our vendors have loved calling this place ’home’, but now it’s time to sell! Offering an updated kitchen, large logburner, inslab heating, fabulous outdoor space for entertaining, a double garage with workshop space... & loads more! Upstairs you will find the huge master bedroom, 3 further bedrooms, an updated family bathroom & good sized landing which provides a variety of options for use. The extra room downstairs could be a home office, rumpus room or 5th/guest room with a second shower & separate WC located close by. A fantastic opportunity to settle yourself in the heart of the Prebbleton community, this home will be sold on or before the deadline. Get ready to make your own memories here, don’t delay - call now to view!

4/5 A 1 D 2 F 2 I

Deadline Sale 4pm, 27th April 2017 (unless sold prior) View Saturday 1:30 - 2:00pm Leesa Booth 027 947 1200 Brendan ’Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733


Tai Tapu 15 Riverside Lane • Simply stunning 4 bedroom family home, that will impress! • The kitchen with superb living areas have been truly well thought out for entertaining and busy family life. • Incredible outdoor areas with 4 separate entertaining spaces. • To finish this home with ’WOW’ is the fact it’s nestled in a private lane with it’s own tennis court and reserve - call now!

4A2F2I For Sale $830,000 View Sunday 12.15pm - 12.45pm Emma George 027 555 0568 Dwayne Bloomfield 021 163 9874 Rolleston Office 03 347 9988 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

Our Recent Support of the Local Community We are proud to have supported the following events/organisations in the past two months: Rolleston Rugby Club Weedons Country Club Golf Tournament

This is our way of thanking our community who support us Our next sponsorship draw will be held on Wednesday 31st May, so if you are fundraising, please email your request to no later than Tuesday 30th May 2017 to be included. You might be one of the two lucky recipients to receive a cash payment from us.

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BUYERS $660,000+ WEB ID ROU54807

PREBBLETON 13 Sterling Drive

This 206sqm home boasts 4 generous bedrooms, with the master bedroom featuring an ensuite and WIR. The three additional bedrooms are served by a smart family bathroom. You will be overwhelmed with the superb kitchen which boasts o/p living with the dining area, which opens up to the outdoor area to make entertaining a breeze. An additional living area means you can get the peace and quiet you expect with a home like this. This fantastic 719sqm section is fully landscaped, with a fully automated irrigation system. VIEW By Appointment

4 Sam Ashworth

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LEESTON 31 Carston Street



Chris Moore

Mobile 027 288 0563 Office 03 929 0306




If you are looking for a beautifully set up 10 acres of land and a modern home, surrounded by established grounds, in a highly popular West Melton location, but where you still have a genuine opportunity to add value, then here it is. A quality large 4 bay implement shed offers numerous options. The home is very unique and is where a real opportunity presents itself. With a 270m2 concrete floor and roof plan, this is currently a multi-use building, with 140m2 having been built as a modern 2 bedroom home, whilst the remaining 130m2 is currently set up as stabling and equine facilities. VIEW By Appointment


BUYERS $489,000+


BUYERS $899,000+ WEST MELTON 137 Neave Road

WEB ID ROU54424 ROLLESTON 29 Stanford Way VIEW Sunday 9 Apr 1.00 - 1.30pm Gloriously positioned for optimal sun this near new home on an easy-care section comes with its very own picture-perfect reserve outlook. Featuring: - 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 living, study nook and spacious kitchen - Extra-large master bedroom with ensuite, WIR - Carpeted double garage - Multiple outdoor living spaces - 14 panel solar panel system Sarah Yeates Value-packed and easy-living - let the sun pay your bills Mobile 027 447 2719 Office 03 929 0306 and the council tend your view. Act now!


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STOP AND LOOK HERE! Only a few short weeks away from completion this gorgeous, brand-new home could be yours sooner than you think. Featuring a trendy new kitchen with huge butler's pantry, two living areas with outdoor flow via stacker doors, large covered patio and special design touches throughout. Why buy existing when for only a fraction more you could have this stunning brand-new home with all its modern comforts. This home, is located in a quiet and peaceful cul-de-sac, close to the Leeston township and will ideally suit retirees, professional couples or small families. VIEW Sunday 9 Apr 12.00 - 12.30pm

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BUYERS $330,000+ LEESTON 29 Chapman Street


This charming well maintained home, which is neatly tucked away from the main road, will appeal to everyone, from the first home buyer to retirees. Built of permanent materials, this low maintenance 80sqm home features 3 bedrooms, a separate kitchen and dining area and living room ensures extra privacy. French doors in the lounge lead to a lovely outdoor area primed for you to add your touch. The fireplace ensures comfort all year round. A double garage completes the package. Your money really does get you more in Leeston - the advantages are many and this property demands your consideration. VIEW Sunday 9 Apr 1.00 - 1.30pm

3 Sam Ashworth


Mobile 027 242 3290 Office 03 929 0306

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WEB ID ROL54796 BY LEESTON 398 The Lake Road View By Appointment Presenting a peaceful sheltered setting with numerous options, only limited by your imagination. - 3 bedrooms, beautiful bathroom plus rumpus room - Stunning kitchen, featuring granite bench and large pantry - Spacious living with high exposed ceiling and logburner - Peaceful setting enhanced by sheltered surroundings, perfect for outdoor living/entertaining - 22.5 ha of land, with approx 15ha of irrigation Michael Robb Mobile 027 436 7106 - Great range of sheds and 2 car garaging


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HALSWELL 3 Trices Road Opportunities such as this don't come along very often. A 2000m2 section offers a fantastic canvas to develop the home and create something special. Located on the City edge but surrounded by lifestyle properties, here you get to experience the best of both worlds. Historically this 200m2 home has been used as a care facility so does require modernising however the four large bedrooms, excellent sized living areas and north facing aspect of the home provide a great starting point. The existing kitchen is fully functional and two bathrooms and a laundry complete the picture inside.

The home is fully insured. VIEW Sunday 9 Apr 12.00 - 12.30pm The home is nicely positioned amongst established trees and gardens and this offers fantastic shelter and privacy. DEADLINE SALE closes Thursday 13th April, 2017 at Properties such as this, in this highly sought location are 4.00pm, (unless sold prior) very rarely found and do offer a genuine opportunity to create something special, to either on sell or simply enjoy for yourself.


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WEB ID ROU54698 BUYERS AVONSIDE 742 Gloucester Street VIEW Sunday 9 Apr 3.00 - 3.30pm Get on that property ladder with this updated, permanent material, 3 bedroom home. With recent renovations and EQC work all complete, this comfortable home has been enhanced in all the right places. Modern kitchen, bathroom, paintwork, carpets and new wiring. Built towards the front of the property leaves plenty of space for garaging, outdoor entertaining and kids to run around on a 664m2 section. Situated in such a handy location with local shops at the corner, Sarah Yeates easy access to public transport and good schools closeMobile 027 447 2719 Office 03 929 0306 by, this really is a great starter for many.


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

The growth of preschools in the district The number of new early childcare centres opening their doors for the first time is one indication of the district’s rapid growth. With almost fifty early childcare centres operating in Selwyn, parents have plenty of choice. They include play centres, kindergartens, preschools and home based care options such as Annies Nannies, Barnardos Kidstart, PORSE and Selwyn Kids. Before and after school care programmes are also available, along with holiday programmes for school-aged children, from providers Busy Bumbles, CASPA and Papa Jacks. Rolleston has the most early childcare centres with Lincoln, a close second, where eight providers cater for perhaps a wider ethnic diversity, due to the university being situated there. Rolleston’s newest early childcare facility opened in February. Blossoms Educare is located opposite West Rolleston School, making it handy for families living in the southern zones of the town. The high number of centres spread throughout Rolleston reinforces the opinion that this is a town for young

families; having facilities that support them and make it easier for households where both parents are in paid employment. Across the district, the ability for parents to choose in-home care or placing their child in an early childcare centre, as well as the access to before and after school programmes, allows mothers to work outside the home. This also assists them in maintaining a career, or studying towards a future qualification that will benefit their working life, the family as a whole, and the wider community. A high quality of education is provided by the various centres and homebased providers in the area and good Education Review Office (ERO) ratings are not uncommon. An example is The Cats Pyjamas Preschool & Nursery in Rolleston. They were very well placed at their last review – recognised for promoting positive learning outcomes for their children. The centre was put on a four year review cycle, the longest period that can be allocated to an early childcare facility. The Ministry of Education’s early childhood curriculum policy statement,

Te Whāriki is the basis for early childcare learning. Te Whāriki reinforces learning partnerships by taking account of the part a child’s teacher, parents and family play in their world. Some centres follow the Reggio Emilia or Montessori philosophy. Regardless of the approach, family and the wider community are usually emphasised. Montessori centres work to build strong children who are able to take responsibility, accept diversity and show respect for others while possessing skills to interact well with people in their environment. The Reggio Emilia philosophy is also one of support and respect with art, drama, and play, key to creating an enriching environment that leads to the children becoming independent learners. All three early childhood educational philosophies are on offer in Selwyn. With a good choice of preschool care and education in the district, parents can choose a philosophy and centre that best suits their child’s personality and needs, as well as their own preferences.

Selwyn parents have plenty of choice for early childcare

517 Ellesmere Road, Ladbrooks $650,000

Opportunity to purchase 4 hectares of highly productive land, with 3 bedroom, permanent material home in respectable condition. Includes garage, carport and sleepout. Well sheltered section.

475 Ellesmere Road, Ladbrooks Price by negotiation over $950,000

Smart 4 bedroom modernised permanent material home offers large lounge with log burner, well appointed kitchen, lovely bathroom and ensuite, office or 5th bedroom plus excellent carpets and drapes throughout. Mature private grounds with a multitude of buildings includes garaging, sheds, barn, 3 bay stable and arena. Well sheltered on 4 ha.

Phone Robert Paton 0274 321 758 at Glass Miles Real Estate Ltd, 343 5178


Incorporating show homes in your planning process There are many things to think about when you’re considering building a new home.

Browsing show homes is a fantastic way to get you thinking about practicalities, needs, aesthetics and your wish list! Here are a few consideration’s to help spark your planning process. • What is your exterior style? What kind of homes do you like? Look around and take a mental note of what you are drawn to most. • What kind of exterior materials do you like? Once you’ve worked out the look you like, research what materials are available and find out about durability. • How will you use your house? It’s important to most people to have a good indoor/outdoor flow and attractive, sheltered outdoor living. Imagine your home in various seasons. • Landscaping is important. Look around and consider what you like and don’t like. Are you a structured formal garden type or do you like a contemporary native style? • Sustainability and future-proofing

aren’t just buzzwords anymore. It’s very important for your new home to be environmentally friendly. Research insulation requirements, solar hot water heating, ventilation options and new technology to ensure your home will be affordable to run. • Interior décor is really exciting. This is where show homes can really help you get to know current trends, colours, beautiful furnishings and furniture. Collect home magazines and figure out what you’d love to emulate. • Also, pause to give thought to architectural components inside. Do you remember a raised ceiling? What kind of finishing do top homes use and which styles are you drawn to? • Heating is also a consideration. Have a look at what show homes are offering. • Kitchens form the heart of the house. Show homes give you insight into the latest styles, materials and storage facilities available. • Bathrooms are another big component. They need to be as luxurious as you can make them, so start dreaming.


Kitchens form the heart of the house. Show homes give you insight into the latest styles, materials and storage facilities available.

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LINCOLN 34 Sunline Avenue

Thurs 6th April, 1pm - 1.45pm, 4 bdrm, 3 bthrm, 3 living, 2 car gge,760m2 section, Deadline Sale, all offers presented 12pm, 11 April (USP), ID#RL1638, Harcourts Rolleston – Natalie 027 943 6413

ROLLESTON 41 Tiny Hill Drive

Thurs 6th April, 12pm -12.30pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 3 car gge, 755m2 section, Price by negotiation, ID#RL1611, Harcourts Rolleston – Natalie 027 943 6413

ROLLESTON 11 Salisbury Drive

Thurs 6th April, 2pm - 2.45pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 2 car gge, 1116m2 section, Deadline Sale, all offers presented 4pm, 11 April (USP), ID#RL1634, Harcourts Rolleston, Shona 027 229 3657

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Thurs 6th April, 3pm - 3.45pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 2 car gge, 750m2 section, Deadline Sale, all offers presented 4pm, 12 April (USP), ID#RL1637, Harcourts Rolleston - Shona 027 229 3657

HEI HEI 9 Zenith Place

Sat 8th April, 2pm – 2.30pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms 2 car on 623m2 section, Offers over $479,000, Ray White Rolleston,

KAIAPOI 53 Sterling Crescent

Sat 8th April, 2.30pm - 3.15pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 2 car gge, 778m2 section, Auction 10.30, 13th April (USP), ID#RL1636, Harcourts Rolleston – Kaye 027 686 6941

RAKAIA 29 Cridland Street

Sat 8th April, 3pm – 3.30pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms 2 car on 586m2 section, Offers over $439,000, Ray White Rolleston,

PREBBLETON 20 Blakes Road

Sat 8th April, 1.30pm – 2pm, 4 Bed, 2 Bthrms, 2 Car, 757m2 Section, Deadline sale, Ray White Rolleston,

ROLLESTON 11 Salisbury Drive

Sat 8th April, 2pm - 2.45pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 2 car gge, 1116m2 section, Deadline Sale, all offers presented 4pm, 11 April (USP), ID#RL1634, Harcourts Rolleston – Shona 027 229 3657

ROLLESTON 1 Kandinsky Close

Sat 8th April, 3pm - 3.45pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 2 car gge, 750m2 section, Deadline Sale, all offers presented 4pm,12 April (USP), ID#RL1637, Harcourts Rolleston - Shona 027 229 3657

DARFIELD 1 Oakden Drive

ROLLESTON 23D Jozecom Place

SOUTHBRIDGE 11 Brook Street

DARFIELD 13 Kimberley Road

ROLLESTON 53 Beaumont Drive

SOUTHBRIDGE 15 Cryer Street

GLENTUNNEL 12 Homebush Road

ROLLESTON 17 Goldrush Lane

Sun 9th April, 2pm – 2.30pm, 3 dble bdrm, 2 garage on lovely corner site. PBN, Sue Robinson 021 409050 & Paul Robinson 021 2772690, Matson and Allan, Sun 9th April 3.45pm – 4.15pm, 3 bed, 1 bthrm, 1 car on 1012m2 section, $355,000, Ray White Rolleston, Sun 9th April, 4.15pm – 5pm, 3 b ed 1 bthrm, 2 car, on 809m2 section, Set day of Sale, Ray White Rolleston,

GREENDALE 924 Telegraph Road

Sun 9th April, 12pm -12.30pm, 3 beds, 2 bthrm on 10.135ha,Negotiable Plus GST, DAR25073, PGG Wrightson Real Estate, Ph Min Cookson 027 249 5417.

HALSWELL 45A Ernest Gray Place

Sun 9th April, 2.30pm – 3pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms, 3 toilets, 2 car on 525m2 section, Offers over $556,000, Ray White Rolleston

HUNTSBURY 31a Huntsbury Avenue

Sun 9th April, 3.15pm - 4pm, 3 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 1 living, 2 car gge, $709,000, ID#RL1597, Harcourts Rolleston, Richard (Taitie) 027 777 8080.

KAIAPOI 53 Sterling Crescent

Sun 9th April, 2.30pm - 3.15pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 2 car gge, 778m2 section, Auction 10.30, 13th April (USP), ID#RL1636, Harcourts Rolleston – Kaye 027 686 6941

LEESTON 28 High Street

Sun 9th April, 1pm – 1.30pm, Outstanding family home with triple car garaging. Neg over $689,000, Jackie Derrick 027 6363576, Matson & Allan, Sun 9th April, 1.15pm – 1.45pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms, 3 car on 939m2 section, $619,000, Ray White Rolleston, Sun 9th April, 1.15pm -2.45pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 2 car gge, 1019m2 section,$699,000, ID#RL1630, Harcourts Rolleston – Shona 027 229 3657

ROLLESTON 48 Overbury Crescent

Sun 9th April, 1.30pm – 2pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms, sep laundry, 3 car on 785m2 section, Offers over $569,000, Ray White Rolleston,

ROLLESTON 51 Bradbury Avenue

Sun 9th April, 1.30pm – 2pm, 4 bed , 2 bthrms, Sep Laundry,2 car on 613m2 section, Offers over $599,000, Ray White Rolleston,

ROLLESTON 199 Brookside Road

LEESTON 11 Fibonacci Way

ROLLESTON 11 Salisbury Drive

LEESTON 63C Station Street

Sun 9th April , 4.15pm – 4.45pm, 2 bedroom neat as a pin and priced to sell $350,000, Stephan Knowler 027 229 9522, Matson & Allan,

Sun 9th April, 2pm to 2.30pm, 4bed, 2 bthrm, 3car, 1257m2 section, Offers over $599,000, Ray White Rolleston Sun 9th April, 2pm – 2.30pm, 4 bdrm & study, 2 living, 7x6m garage in Faringdon. Neg Over $585,000, Jackie Derrick 027 6363576, Matson & Allan, Sun 9th April 2pm - 2.45pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 2 car gge, 1116m2 section, Deadline Sale, all offers presented 4pm, 11 April (USP) ID#RL1634, Harcourts Rolleston – Shona 027 229 3657

ROLLESTON 1053 Goulds Road

Sun 9th April, 2.15pm – 2.45pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms, 3 car on 293m2 on 1350m2 section,$639,000. Ray White Rolleston,

ROLLESTON 10 Loeb Place

Sun 9th April, 2.30pm, - 3pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms, 3 toilet, 3 car, 600m2 section, Offers over $639,000, Ray White Rolleston,

ROLLESTON 95 Rolleston Drive

LINCOLN 34 Sunline Avenue

Sun 9th April, 2.30pm – 3pm, 4 Bed, 2 Bthrms, 2 Car, sep laundry, 764m2 Section, Offers over $569,000, Ray White Rolleston,

PREBBLETON 4 Florin Place

Sun 9th April, 2.30pm -3.00pm 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 3 car gge, 755m2 section, Price by negotiation, ID#RL1611, Harcourts Rolleston – Natalie 027 943 6413

Sun 9th April, 1pm - 1.45pm, 4 bdrm, 3 bthrm, 3 living, 2 car gge,760m2 section, Deadline Sale, all offers presented 12pm,11 April (USP), ID#RL1638, Harcourts Rolleston – Natalie 027 943 6413 Sun 9th April, 2.15pm – 2.45pm, 4 Bed, 2 Bthrms, 3 toilets, 2 Car, 700m2 Section, $790,000, Ray White Rolleston,

PREBBLETON 16B Crown Close

Sun 9th April, 2.30pm – 3pm, 4 bed, study nook, 2 bthrms, 2 car, on 552m2, $697,000, Ray White Rolleston,

ROLLESTON 68 Shillingford Boulevard

ROLLESTON 41 Tiny Hill Drive

ROLLESTON 1 Kandinsky Close

Sun 9th April, 3pm - 3.45pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 2 car gge, 750m2 section, Deadline Sale, all offers presented 4pm, 12 April (USP) ID#RL1637, Harcourts Rolleston- Shona 027 229 3657

ROLLESTON 12A Emerson Lane

Sun 9th April, 12pm – 12.30pm, 3 bed, 2 bthrms, 2 car, 407m2 section, Offers over $519,000, Ray White Rolleston,

Sun 9th April, 3pm – 3.30pm 4 bdrm, drive thru garage on 879m2. Neg Over $534,000, Jackie Derrick 027 6363576, Matson & Allan,

ROLLESTON 9 Lloyds Close

ROLLESTON 20 Colebrook Drive

Sun 9th April 12.15pm – 12.45pm, 4 bed ,2 bthrms, 2 car, 1105 m2 section, Offers over $589,000, Ray White Rolleston,

ROLLESTON 81 Hungerford Drive

Sun 9th April, 3pm – 3.30pm , 4 bdrm, 2 living 226m2 quality build. Price Reduced to Neg Over $600,000, Andrew Taylor 027 4355930.

Sun 9th April, 12.30pm – 1pm, Unique 4 bedroom home in Faringdon with views of farmland. PBN. Sue Robinson 021 409050 & Paul Robinson 021 2772690, Matson and Allan,

ROLLESTON 41 Durrell Way

ROLLESTON 152 Lowes Road

ROLLESTON 3 Bavaria Drive

ROLLESTON 40 Burnham School Road

ROLLESTON 27 Kinglear Drive

Sun 9th April, 1pm – 1.30pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms, 2 car, sep laundry 750m2 section, Offers over $559,000, Ray White Rolleston, Sun 9th April, 1pm – 1.30pm. New 4 bed, 2 bthrms, 2 car 708m2 section, Offers over $545,000, Ray White Rolleston,

Sun 9th April, 2.15pm – 2.45pm, 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home on 1885m2. $455,000, Cameron McRae 027 7696696, Matson & Allan,

TAI TAPU 3 Riverside Lane

Sun 9th April, 12.30pm – 1pm, 4 bed,2 bthrms, 2 car Sep Laundry on 706m2, By Negotiation, Ray White Rolleston,

TAI TAPU 15 Riverside Lane

Sun 9th April, 12.15pm – 12.45pm, 4 bed,2 bthrms, 2 car on 701m2, $830,000, Ray White Rolleston,

TAI TAPU 40 Michaels Road

Sun 9th April 2pm - 2.30pm, 3 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 1 living, 1 car gge, 300m2 section, $435,000, ID#RL1642, Harcourts Rolleston – Richard 027 777 8080

ROLLESTON 3 Highworth Crescent

Sun 9th April, 3pm – 3.30pm, 4/5 bedroom home with WOW factor on 1021m2. $535,000, ph Stephan Knowler 027 229 9522, Matson & Allan,

SOUTHBRIDGE 76 High Street

ROLLESTON 27 Rosamond Way

LEESTON 38 Spring Place

LEESTON 19 Mountain View Place

Sun 9th April, 12pm - 12.30pm, 3 bed, 2 living, 1 bath on 1/2 acre with 4 car garaging. $395,000, Cameron McRae 027 7696696, Matson & Allan,

TAI TAPU 716 Christchurch Akaroa Road

ROLLESTON 50 Stonebrook Drive

Sun 9th April, 1.30pm – 2pm, 3 bed, 2 bath, new build with double garage. Neg Over $490,000, Stephan Knowler 027 2299522,, Matson & Allan,

Sun 9th April 11.30am – 12pm, Charming 4 bdrm cottage on 868m2 with potential plus. Neg Over $299,000, Cameron McRae 027 7696696, Matson & Allan,

Sun 9th April, 2pm to 2:30pm, Brand new 4bedroom, 2 bthrm, dble garage, vendor wants sold, Offers over $550,000, Ph Cheryl Hunt 0274 303-906 Mike Pero Real Estate

Sun 9th April, 12.45pm – 1.15pm, Beautiful character home on 1382m2 with 3 car garaging,$499,000, Stephan Knowler 027 229 9522,, Matson & Allan, Sun 9th April, 3.30pm – 4pm, Large 4 bedroom, 3 living room home in quiet street. $529,000, ph Stephan Knowler 027 229 9522, Matson & Allan,


ROLLESTON 1 Kandinsky Close

Sun 9th April, 3.30pm – 4pm, 6 bed, study, 3 bthrms, 2 car, 1004m2 section, $649,000, Ray White Rolleston, Sun 9th April, 3.30pm – 4pm, 5 bed, 2 bthrms sep laundry, 2 car, 947m2 section, By Negotation, Ray White Rolleston, Sun 9th April, 3.45pm – 4.15pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms 2 car, 849m2 section, Offers over $539,000, Ray White Rolleston,

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Sun 9th April, 1.15pm – 1.45pm, 3 bed + study 1 bthrms, 2 car on 809m2 section, $568,000, Ray White Rolleston, Sun 9th April, 1.30pm – 2pm, updated 4 bed, 2 bthrms, sep laundry 3 car on 825m2, $585,000, Ray White Rolleston,

TEMPLETON 44 Bailey Street

Sun 9th April, 12.15pm – 12.45pm, 3 bed, updated bthrm, 2 car, 632m2 section, Offers over $399,000, Ray White Rolleston,

WEST MELTON 3 Dalton Way

Sun 9th April, 12pm – 12.45pm, 4+ bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 2 car gge, 2025m2 section, Price by Negotiation, ID#RL1625, Harcourts Rolleston, Richard (Taitie) 027 777 8080

WEST MELTON 28 Rotherham Drive

Sun 9th April, 1pm -1.30pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 4 car gge, 1321m2 section, $799,000, ID#RL1631, Harcourts Rolleston – Fergus 027 608 4768

WEST MELTON 1046 Railway Road

Sun 9th April, 1pm – 1.45pm, 4 bed 1 bthrm, 6 car on 16550m2 section, Offers over $660,000, Ray White Rolleston,

WEST MELTON 525 Old West Coast Road

Sun 9th April, 2pm -3pm, Location Plus – 4ha, 4 bed, good fencing, own well, septic system, Auction (Unless Sold Prior) 1pm, Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 411 Blenheim Rd, Christchurch, LEE25717, PGG Wrightson Real Estate, Ph John Hughes 021 455 488 or Wilton Atkins 027 606 0660

WEST MELTON 394 Halkett Road

Sun 9th April, 3pm – 3.45pm, 5.1ha, 4 bed + office, 2 bthrms 5 car, 60m Well, By Negotiation, Ray White Rolleston,

WEST MELTON 5 Manna Place

Sun 9th April , 3.15pm – 3.45pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrm, 2 toilets, 3 car garaging, Set date of Sale, Ray White Rolleston,

WHITECLIFFS 384 Whitecliffs Road

Sun 9th April, 1.30pm -2pm, Paradise Found, Permanent-material home, open plan, 3 bedrms,lovely garden, great veggie patch, fruit trees, attached car port, many small sheds, $350,000, DAR25725, PGG Wrightson Real Estate, Ph Min Cookson 027 249 5417

WIGRAM 148 Kittyhawk Ave

Sun 9th April, 11am – 11.30am, 3 Bed, 2 Bthrms, W/I Pantry, 2 Car, 208m2 Section, Offers over $625,000, Ray White Rolleston,

YALDHURST 613 Pound Road

Sun 9th April, 2pm – 2.30pm, 3 bedroom home on 4.0512ha set up for horses. PBN, Andrew Taylor 027 4355930,

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.


Four Seasons Realty AUCTION


Thursday 13th April (unless sold prior)

Thursday 13th April (unless sold prior)

8/60 Ely Street

53 Sterling Crescent

AUCTION Thursday 13th April (unless sold prior)

528 Halswell Road






New Home + 2 Studios!








Empty and ready to go! Vendors want sold. Make this home yours! Stylish kitchen with walk in pantry and quality appliances. Great indoor/outdoor flow/family living. Solar panels and a ducted heat pump system are some of the extras. Call now to view! View at: ID#RL1636 Kaye Isaacs – 027 686 6941


Thursday 13th April (unless sold prior)

Thursday 13th April (unless sold prior)

All offers to be presented 11th April 2017 (unless sold prior)

39 Hinemoa Street Spreydon

46c Rudds Road

34 Sunline Avenue









With new construction underway, this stylish, contemporary, home is now offered for sale. Designer kitchen with generous bench spaces and scullery, spacious open plan living and an expansive sun-saturated deck ensures this property offers a sensational capacity for family living and entertaining. A must to view! View at: ID# FH4337 Tania McCrone - 021 721 208


379 Halswell Road P 322 1197


Out of Town Investor Says SELL!

Calling all first home buyers, families and investors this is an opportunity to secure this property. Offering four double bedrooms, master with ensuite and walk through robe, double garage with internal access and off street parking. Don’t miss the opportunity, contact me today. View at: ID# HR4442 Claire Mason - 027 7232571





Brand New, with Granny Flat



Full of hidden surprises within, this home is a must view. Attached granny flat, 2 living areas + 29m2 loft area, enormous butler’s pantry the list goes on. All sited on a family sized NW facing section in ever popular Lincoln. View at: ID#RL1638 Natalie McLean– 027 943 6413



12 Crowder Street Lincoln








Must Go - Owners Committed Elsewhere



No Joke! Must Go!

View at: ID#HR4444 Belinda Hu – 021 047 1855

Beautifully presented 1930’s character bungalow With EQC work completed. Featuring wooden floors and panelling with modern day style and sympathetic improvements / new log fire / heat pump & open plan living. Excellent inflow outdoor flow to the secure Sheltered section. See it NOW! View at: ID#FH4348 Raewyn Marles 027 277 9736

A Crowd Pleaser on Crowder



Previously rented for $420 p/w and with a vendor freeing-up funds for the next project, this is a prime opportunity to acquire a modern city-side apartment with high appeal location to both buyers and investors.

View at: ID#FH4342 Jan Green -027 222 8736



Your Keys To The City

The home provides all the conveniences and comforts of a new build. A contemporary kitchen that features a compact oven with a microwave function and walk in pantry. All three bedrooms are doubles with full height wardrobes. The spacious living/dining area enjoys the suns’ favour all day with the use of skylights.


City Central

All offers to be presented 6th April (unless sold prior)

All offers to be presented 5th April 2017 (unless sold prior)

280 Greers Road

31 Forest Drive



Oh So Close!




With Wairakei Primary over the back fence and in the zone for Burnside High School, that’s the kid’s schooling all sorted! Tidy, brick 3 bedroom + sunroom family home, set on 766 sqm section. Astute purchasers will recognise the superb location and a lovely home to be lived in or rented out. View at: ID#HR4435 Paula Catchpole– 027 432 5976


395 Main South Road P 349 9919




Ready When You Are




Designed for sunshine featuring open plan kitchen/ living and separate lounge with gas fire and DVS system. Seamless flow to 702m2 private section. Walking distance to Bottle Lake Forest. EQC work completed and fully insured. View at: ID#RL1635 Shona Robb – 027 229 3657


S13, Rolleston Square P 347 4711

Licensed Agent REAA 2008

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