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Mayor Sam Broughton has a fresh new look after having his head shaved by Selwyn MP Amy Adams at Darfield High School on Friday. The procedure was part of the school’s annual Shave for a Cure event, raising money for Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand. Mr Broughton said he agreed to take part after being asked by teacher Todd Adams and student organiser Madison O’Callaghan, 17. “It’s just a good way to support a good cause and I used to work [as a youth worker] in the school so I knew a few of the kids who were doing it,” he said. He also said he was enjoying the new style in spite of the cooler weather but admitted it took a bit of getting used to. “It’s kind of like riding a motor-cycle, you’re a lot more aware of the environment around you.” Several students (left) took part as well. Altogether, $2980 was raised at the event.

Biodiversity funding concerns „„ By Tom Doudney CONCERNS HAVE been raised after ratepayers’ money was allocated to pay for a fence which critics say would have assisted its American leaseholder to intensify farming on a high country station. Environment Canterbury proposed putting $44,236 towards fencing off a section of Cave Stream and associated 35ha wetlands at Flock Hill Station in spite of its own ecologist Dr Philip Grove recommending the project not be funded. The funding, from ECan’s Immediate Steps programme for protecting freshwater biodiversity, was then approved by the Selwyn Waihora Zone Committee at its March 7 meeting on the basis that the fence would protect water quality and biodiversity in the stream and wetlands. Flock Hill’s leaseholder Flock Hill Holdings, owned by Jim Foster and Vince Saunders of Los Angeles-based Coast Range New Zealand, had applied for resource consent from the district council for vegetation clearance on nearby terraces so

that it could intensify grazing on the land. It proposed fencing off Cave Stream as a way of mitigating the associated loss of biodiversity on the terraces. Last week the leaseholders withdrew the resource consent application after considering the cost of a landscape assessment which the district council had requested. The zone committee has since decided to review funding the fence after learning of the consent application’s withdrawal and hearing concerns by the Upper Waimakariri Group and Department of Conservation plant ecologist Nicholas Head and water management co-ordinator John Benn who attended its meeting on Tuesday last week. Mr Head said the Cave Stream terraces had long been recognised as a site of significant ecological value with highly significant plant communities and land forms and the fencing project would assist with the application for vegetation clearance. “I struggle to see how this application can be consistent with ECan’s mandate,” he said. •Turn to page 4

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FROM THE REPORTER’S DESK When disaster strikes, people often want to know what authorities will do to make sure it doesn’t happen again. The district council has taken the first tentative steps towards looking at how itself and residents might help prevent future Port Hills fires turning into an out of control monster like we saw in February. Of course, there is still plenty of water to go under the bridge before the ideas it has put forward (see page 3) are finalised as policy. Speaking of water under the bridge, ECan has outlined a collaborative approach towards restricting irrigation takes from the catchment of the Selwyn/Waikiriri River (page 5), opting not to implement the more forceful options it had previously put forward for now. It remains to be seen whether these approaches will satisfy residents who want to see that not only is action taken, but that it is effective. – Tom Doudney

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Plan reviewed in response to fires „„ By Tom Doudney SELWYN’S DISTRICT Plan will be reviewed in response to the Port Hills fires in February. District council environmental services manager Tim Harris said it would look at a number of possible changes. “In respect to pine plantations, the council has existing rules in its District Plan that include the requirement to have a fire plan, but we will certainly be reviewing those Tim Harris rules in the light of recent events and seeing if they are adequate or if they could be modified to address the risk of fire in plantations,” Mr Harris said. The district council would also investigate whether there should be some firefighting capacity on a site in the residential area of the Port Hills. This might include the placement of a 30,000 litre water storage tank with the correct fittings for attaching to firefighting equipment. Other District Plan changes that could be considered included new rules requiring suitable landscaping and defendable

DISASTER AREA: Selwyn rural fighters fighting a flare-up at the Early Valley Rd fire in February. PHOTO: ANDREW KING ​ spaces around dwellings in high fire risk areas. “One other thing that we will be looking at is to make sure that fire risk areas have suitable access to allow for fire trucks to get in there and fight any fire events,” Mr Harris said. Christchurch City Council head of planning and strategic transport Richard Osborne said Christchurch’s District Plan,

which was reviewed between 2014 and 2016, already had sufficient scope to address a future Port Hills fire. Mr Osborne said updates to the District Plan following the review included a policy on how new plantation forestry was located and managed to avoid fire risk to neighbouring areas, and standards requiring rural and urban areas to have sufficient ac-

cess to water supplies for fire fighting purposes. “While the council will continue to review these and other provisions in light of the Port Hill fires, it does not currently have plans or the ability to modify the District Plan at this stage due to the extension of the relevant Order in Council until 2021,” Mr Osborne said.

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In Brief ARTS INITIATIVES Several initiatives to enhance exposure to the arts across Selwyn are currently being considered by the district council. They include a weekend Selwyn-wide arts display, support for a secondary school art show and an artistin-residence concept at district libraries. CAMPERVAN FIRE MYSTERY The cause of a fire, which destroyed a campervan at a yard on East Maddisons Rd opposite Lemonwood Grove School, on Wednesday morning is yet to be determined. Rolleston Fire Station officer John Trounson, who attended the fire, said it started after the driver stopped at the yard to collect an alternator for the van. They had left the van running while they went inside briefly, then got back in “and the next thing it was in flames.” BOIL WATER NOTICE Residents on the Acheron Water Supply have been advised to boil their water. The precautionary boil water notice was issued on Thursday after adverse weather conditions affected the water supply. No E. coli has been detected but because of the water’s turbidity, the district council could not guarantee it was safe to drink.

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Concerns over biodiversity funding •From page 1 Mr Benn read out a letter he had received from Dr Grove which stated that he had reviewed the project and recommended that it not be funded. Dr Grove was “frustrated” that the funding had been approved and he suggested that DOC and others continued to oppose such projects. “At our ECan staff end it is important that we clearly articulate to the zone committee why these sorts of projects do not help deliver on national or regional objectives for biodiversity and ecosystem health protection and apply a clear and unequivocal message to both project applicants and the zone committee that they should not receive ratepayer funded support,” Dr Grove wrote. ECan director science Dr Stefanie Rixecker said the concerns raised by DOC and others as well as the withdrawal of the consent application would be taken into account when ECan revisited the fencing proposal. ECan councillor John Sunckell, whose Mid Canterbury constituency includes Selwyn, defended

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the project, saying it had received a very high rating when going through an assessment process to determine if funding should be granted. He did not regard what Flock Hill Holdings wanted to do as intensification because it would be returning to similar stocking levels that were in place up until 25 years ago when wilding pines began to encroach on the land. Cr Sunckell (left) said Flock Hill Holdings had already done “a magnificent job” with its previous environmental restoration work on the station, which is owned by Canterbury University. Mayor Sam Broughton said he would need to know more about the project before commenting on whether the funding was appropriate. A Flock Hill Holdings representative did not respond to a request from the Selwyn Times for comment in time for publication. The zone committee will consider its position on the proposal at its next meeting on May 2. •Couple’s passion for biodiversity, p11

„„ By Tom Doudney THE GROUP behind a bid to open a community art gallery in Leeston is seeking to negotiate a lower lease with the owner of the building it hopes to use. Group representative Averil Southward had approached the district council for $30,000 to cover the lease, including rates and insurance, of the former Ellesmere Drapery building on High St. However, the district council had advised the group that the amount seemed high and asked it to negotiate a lower figure. District councillors are expected to vote at tomorrow’s meeting on whether to provide funding for the gallery, and if so how much and where the money should come from. The district council has $55,000 set aside for arts funding and has increased annual arts funding in its 2017-2018 budget from $5000 to $10,000. If it did provide funding, the district council will have to decide whether to fund the entire lease for the first year, fund the net projected first year operating deficit for the gallery of $17,540,

ART SCENE: Averil Southward is part of a group working on a proposal for a new community gallery for Leeston, to be located in the former Ellesmere Drapery building. ​

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„„ By Tom Doudney A collaborative approach relying on voluntary action by farmers has been recommended as a way to limit irrigation in the catchment of the ailing Selwyn/ Waikirikiri River. The river recorded record low flows over summer, although recent rain has temporarily covered some dry stretches. The Selwyn Waihora Zone Committee has recommended that Environment Canterbury work with land Rod Cullinane owners and the farming industry on potential voluntary restrictions and other on farm actions. It opted not to push for either of the two more forceful options proposed last month – a water shortage direction imposing a short term but immediate restriction on 65 consent holders in the catchment area, or reviewing those consents which would enable consideration of whether they should be revoked or altered. A consent review would be expected to take three to five years. A report to the zone commit-

SAD STATE: The Selwyn River recorded record low flows over summer. PHOTO: RICHARD COSGROVE ​

tee, presented by ECan’s science director Stefanie Rixecker and chief operating officer Don Rule, stated that the water shortage direction would achieve only a minimal improvement, if any, to flows and would have the most impact if it was put in place in spring. “It may increase chances for sustained flow at Coes Ford, and it could potentially make the difference between very low flow and no flow. The benefit in flow could be in the order of 100 litres per second,” the report said. Legal advice to ECan focused on whether a water shortage direction would meet statutory

requirements, in particular whether there was currently a serious, temporary shortage of water. The advice was that while there was a serious shortage of water, it was unclear whether the situation was temporary and this could be challenged in court. The report said that previous consent reviews had, on average, cost ECan $1800 per consent. The figure would be expected to be lower than that if pursued for the Selwyn River catchment but would also cost the consent holders themselves money. A consent review could also be open to legal challenge. North Canterbury Fish and

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In Brief KIRWEE RESERVE A proposal to irrigate Kirwee Reserve using the Central Plains Water Scheme will be considered at tomorrow’s district council meeting. The reserve, which includes sports fields and a bowling green, is currently irrigated from the township water supply, sourced from underground wells. It exceeds its allocated amount under Kirwee’s water metering system and incurs extra costs for doing so. Land is set aside for a future extension to the reserve, which would further increase irrigation needs. CORRECTION The Selwyn Times (April 4) quoted ECan chief scientist Dr Tim Davie as saying that restoration plans for Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere would see the nitrogen loads to the lake reduced by one sixth and that this was a large amount. In fact, Dr Davie was saying that an alternative plan, which had been considered, but not pursued, would have seen nutrient levels reduced down to one sixth of current levels and this would have been a large amount. The actual restoration plans in place will see the nitrogen load to the lake reduced by one seventh, if targets are met.


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Fire cause not known Young netballers „„ By Andrew King FIRE investigators have still not determined if two fires on the Port Hills are arson or not. The two fires became one when they joined on the Port Hills after starting on Early Valley Rd, Lansdowne, and Marley Hill on February 13. It tore through more than 2000ha of vegetation, forced the Greg evacuation Murton of more than 1000 residents, claimed nine houses and a helicopter pilot. Rural fire Christchurch manager Tim Mitchell said the fire had burnt back on itself in places and that could destroy evidence. “That will be something that fire investigator will confirm in his report,” he said. Scene examinations at the two origin points have been completed and fire investigators are now piecing together the evidence. He said it was possible the cause of either fire could come down to two or three different factors, and that’s all

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CHARRED: Two fires became one when they joined on the Port Hills after starting on Early Valley Rd, Lansdowne, and Marley Hill on February 13. PHOTO: ANDREW KING

investigators could prove. “At that stage we use the words most likely to be caused by. Ideally we would like to have just one cause, but that might not be possible” he said. The time-line of the investigation was hard to judge, he said, with a huge fire area to look at. “We need to consider all possibilities and there is quite a lot of information to digest. That takes time, and we need to let run its course,” he said.

Detective Inspector Greg Murton said once the fire cause is determined, police can then decide if a criminal investigation will proceed. “We have tracked down all the witnesses who saw the start of the fire and spoken with them. Until the Fire Service tells us how they started we are in a bit of a holding pattern,” he said. He said he could not comment on what evidence witnesses had provided until the fire investigation is complete.

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News Shared school site a national first „„ By Tom Doudney IN A national first, a special needs school will share a site with a mainstream primary school in Rolleston. Waitaha School is building its new base on the Lemonwood Grove School grounds, with the first sod having been turned at a ceremony on Friday. Principal Margaret Dodds said sharing a site with Lemonwood Grove would be a big deal and was exciting for Rolleston. Waitaha caters for special needs students from ages five to 21 and has satellite units at Rolleston College and West Rolleston Primary School.

The move will enable it to increase its base roll slightly from 46 up to 50. Mrs Dodds said Waitaha’s current Templeton site was no longer fit for purpose. “We have outgrown this site, it’s a leaky building, it’s shot basically,” she said. “So we were given an option to move and grabbed it.” Mrs Dodds said Waitaha would have its own playground and courts but pupils would be able to mix and mingle with Lemonwood Grove pupils. “We will just take our time as to how it works,” she said. “We are just concentrating on the build and the move at this

point.” Lemonwood Grove School principal Sean Bailey said both schools already had a relationship through the Rolleston learning cluster and sharing a site was an exciting prospect and opportunity. “We are really looking forward to connecting with the staff and students at Waitaha,” Mr Bailey said. “We feel that the collaboration will have very positive outcomes for both school communities.” The sod turning ceremony was attended by Selwyn MP Amy Adams, Taumutu runanga and representatives of several Rolleston schools.

DIGGING IN: Selwyn MP Amy Adams and Waitaha School student Ethan HamiltonCurrey turned the sod at a ceremony to mark the start of building on Waitaha’s new shared site with Lemonwood Grove School in Rolleston, on Friday.

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„„ By Janine Holland IF ANYONE is passionate about protecting biodiversity it is Trevor and Heather Taege. Drop into their Kowai Bush sheep and beef farm, nestled behind Springfield, and you’ll be blown away by what this farming couple has achieved in just six years. Remnant pockets of native bush and wetland are now protected on Tobyhill – fenced off and replanted – creating havens for birdlife, insects and flora on this idyllic property overlooking the Waimakariri River. It’s been a labour of love for the pair who say protecting native bush is their hobby. When they bought Tobyhill as an addition to their original farm Korimako, the couple saw the natives as an advantage. While some farmers may have cleared the bush, Mr Taege said they chose to work with it. For many years, the Taeges ran stock through the property and over time noticed the effect the animals were having. “We could see the decline in the bush with stock in it,” Mr Taege said. “So we fenced off one block in the 1980s. Then when I semiretired we thought we could do

WORKING WITH NATURE: When Trevor and Heather Taege bought their Kowai Bush farm, Tobyhill, six years ago, they decided to protect the remnants of native bush. ​

something. It was either that or lose it.” That something took the form of applying to a district council biodiversity fund to subsidise additional fencing. An ecological survey confirmed 52 native species present on the property. “That was more than we thought there would be. It was exciting, very, very encouraging,” Mr Taege said. He believed protecting existing remnants of native bush had higher ecological value than planting areas from scratch. “We had all the big, tall trees

here to start with so we’re regenerating native bush that was already here,” he said. “I feel areas like ours are more worthy of subsidy than new bush pockets because we have the potential to lose it and this area would have been all bush. It’s more important to retain what is there than just plant in the middle of a paddock.” Additional funding has come from Environment Canterbury and recognition of their efforts from the Dianna Isaac Cup, an award they received for outstanding efforts to weave native

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plants into the working land of Selwyn. Now the couple have decided it’s time to slow down as the maintenance needs of the blocks keep them busy enough. Mrs Taege said the next generation could do more planting if they wanted. Still there is plenty to admire, and walking around with Mr and Mrs Taege is like being taken on a botanical tour as they reel off species names and check on their tree’s progress; beech, matai, cabbage tree, totara, kanuka, lancewood and

broadleaf some of the more dominant ones. Then there are the curiously named five fingers, wineberries, whitey wood and little green clematis. Mr Taege said there would be a lot of regeneration going on in the next 10 years. “You’ll barely be able to put your foot down in here,” he said. “We’ve learnt a tremendous amount. It’s like a hobby. Some people go to bowls, we go down to the bush. It’s really nice on a good day to walk through the beech trees with the smell, it’s just magic.”

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Social business centre for Lincoln LINCOLN UNIVERSITY will open a centre dedicated to ‘social businesses’ – those set up to benefit poor or disadvantaged members of society. Unlike charities, social businesses generate profit and aim to be financially self-sustaining. This will be New Zealand’s first Yunus social business centre. Yunus centres aim to build awareness of social business, undertake training and education, provide mentoring, and support research on social business. Nobel laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus signed a memorandum of understanding at the university yesterday, enabling the centre at Lincoln to be established. Professor Yunus is the founder

of the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, which helps alleviate poverty, through micro-financing, and lending to the country’s poor without the need for collateral. This led to him being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006. Yunus centres have been established at other universities around the world, including La Trobe University, Australia, and King’s College, London. Lincoln University professor in accounting and finance Christopher Gan said the centre would attract postgraduate students, and Professor Yunus also had an extensive network throughout the world which could help to fund research. There is no time frame yet for when the centre will be open.

Mike Bowie is an ecologist who specialises in entomology (insects and other invertebrates). Each week he introduces a new species found in his backyard at Lincoln. His column aims to raise public awareness of biodiversity, the variety they rely on internal bacteria to produce other essential nutrients. of living things around Females lay as many as 700 us THE CHORUS cicada (Amphipsalta zelandica) is the largest and most common species of the 42 known in New Zealand. Their lifeless exoskeletons left on tree trunks or power poles and their deafening din in summer are often what we remember about these critters. The males produce this sound by clapping their wings against the tree or surface they sit on in synchrony. It is considered to be the loudest noise made by an insect and is important in communication. Their diet is sap from plants but

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WHAT A RACKET: Chorus cicadas make their distinctive sound in summer by clapping their wings against the tree or surface they sit on. ​

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hanges are afoot at the The Famous Grouse Hotel in Lincoln as new manager Will Stock brings his experience to the “Club in the Pub”. Will has moved in with his wife Danielle and two young children and is hoping to use his 20 years of knowledge and insight in the hospitality industry to continue to ensure all those who visit have a superb time. Club president Lynn Townsend said the committee went to great lengths to find the perfect person to take over managing the pub. “We sought professional advice in looking for a new manager. Our final selection was not easy but we decided on Will because of his overall personality and his wide experience in the hospitality industry – and he came with some very glowing references.” What patrons can expect to see in this new fresh approach is a change in the menu, an adaption of the outside area and some new events. “I want it to feel very family orientated. My real vision is to bridge the gap between the students, the club members and the residents of Lincoln,” says Will. “We want to take the menu back to basic food which will include things like a Sunday roast, mixed grill and other pub grub – simple food but done really well.” A new chef arrives at the end of the month and now visitors will be able to eat the restaurant menu anywhere in the Famous Grouse.

The restaurant can also cater for functions and there is also a conference room available for more formal meetings or smaller groups. Saturday night live music will continue as well as some new events. The Young Farmers will be holding a speed shearing event in May and a hunting competition in July – open to all ages. There are also nine comfortable rooms available as accommodation. So make sure you call in to The Famous Grouse and see the fresh approach under new management.

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Theatre/Arts Pet rats star in curious mystery tale „„ By Georgia O’Connor-Harding IT IS not uncommon to squirm when you think of rats. Commonly stereotyped for being infested with disease, destroying everything in their path and having long, unnerving hairless tails – Rolleston resident Tim Earl was originally wary of the rodents. But that was before he starred in a show where the unsung creatures finally get to have their moment in the spotlight. Beloved pet rats Rata and Tui have been taking turns to star alongside Earl, 23, in his role as an autistic teenager in The Court Theatre’s production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Rata and Tui are alternatively playing the role of Toby, the treasured pet rat of character Christopher Boone, played by Earl. It is not the first time Earl has played the role after he first performed with the Auckland Theatre Company last year. After discovering rats are “inquisitive”, “friendly” and even “cute”, Earl was delighted to have the opportunity to work with

them for a second time. The rat chosen for the role on the night will appear on the stage in a cage before Earl shows it off to the audience. Unsurprisingly, the rat’s appearances on stage gain mixed reactions from audience members. Owner of the rats, Arina Riley-Biddle, 16, said it is hilarious to watch some audience members hide behind their hands

until either Rata or Tui are taken off the stage. After offering her rats for the show, she now has the role of entertaining, feeding and caring for them backstage. Riley-Biddle, of Sydenham, said there has been the odd performance where the rats will get an energetic “awww” from audiences made up of teenagers. The two rats even managed to successfully win over the hearts of some of their more “wary” fellow cast members. “In a bit of time everyone sees they are really friendly and I think everyone loves them,” Earl said.

However, the grey rat, Rata, appears to enjoy the spotlight more. “When we used Tui, first-off she wouldn’t come out of the cage. Then, when Earl got her out of the cage, she would kind of jump off him,” RileyBiddle said. She describes both rats as friendly, curious and smart. “The grey one always escapes

the cage and you find her out in the cupboard sniffing around . . . the black one loves to lick people, that is their way of showing their love,” she said. Having always had a love of all kinds of animals, the Christchurch Rudolf Steiner School student is interested in working with police dogs as a career. •The Curious Incident of the Dog in the NightTime will run at The Court Theatre through to April 22. To book tickets, go to https://courttheatre.org.nz

TREASURED RATS: Tim Earl with rats Tui and Rata and their owner Arina RileyBiddle. Earl and the rats star in The Court Theatre’s production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

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Emergency alert system planned Speechmakers HERE IN Canterbury we have had more of our fair share of disasters and civil defence emergencies in recent years. One of the things that we have learned from these experiences, including the Port Hills fires in February this year, is the importance of good communication. People don’t always watch the evening news or listen to the radio these days, but many people do have a smartphone at hand most of the time. For this reason, the Government has announced the implementation of a new nationwide cell broadcasting alert system, which is on track to be up-and-running by the end of the year. This system provides a new way of sending information to mobile phones in the event of an emergency. The alerts will appear similar to text messages and will be automatically received by mobile phones in a set area. Importantly, this service will be free, making it available to everyone who uses a mobile. There is no need for people to download an app or subscribe to a service in order to receive the messages. The alerts will deliver information about an emergency to at-risk communities faster and more reliably than ever before. Even when the networks get busy after a disaster, alerts can still be

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BEING PREPARED: In the event of a disaster, like a tsunami, a planned new cell phone alert system will help provide information, Selwyn MP Amy Adams says.

sent quickly. However, people still need to pay attention to other warning signs. This is particularly important in the case of earthquakes and tsunami risks which the Government encourages people to be prepared for. This is not a perfect solution to all our natural disaster needs but assessment of different alerting methods concluded that this sys-

tem gives the best combination of reach and reliability in New Zealand’s conditions. No technology is 100 per cent failsafe, so multiple channels will continue to be used to communicate to the public in the event of emergencies. These channels include radio, television, websites, various social media, smartphone apps, sirens and others. Cell broadcasting systems are already well established in other countries such as the United States, Japan, Chile, the Netherlands and Taiwan. Countries such as Canada, Peru and the Philippines are also in the process of implementing similar alerting systems. The Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management is working alongside the Fire Service, police, Ministry of Health and Ministry for Primary Industries to develop the new system. This collaborative approach is an excellent way to identify and provide the best information possible to people across New Zealand.

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THE LIONS Club of Selwyn would like to hear from anyone interested in entering one of two youth speechmaker competitions. The first competition is the emerging speechmaker contest for years 9-10 and years 11-12. This is a competition for people in the Lions district 202E, which covers the top half of the South Island, and will be held in Christchurch on May 19, 7pm. Entries close on May 15. The second competition, the young speechmaker contest, is an international competition and the winner from this district will be sent to the national finals. The overall national winner will win a prize of a trip of four to six weeks in the United States or Canada with air travel, accommodation and meals met by Lions Clubs International. First runner-up will receive a trip to Australia and second runner-up will receive a placement at the Lions International Youth Camp in Rotorua which starts in December and finishes in January.

Entrants must be aged between 16-21 and must not have had their 21st birthday by December 1. Entries must be received no later than May 15. The district competition will be held on June 19, 7pm, in Christchurch. All entrants must be sponsored by a Lions Club. The Lions Club of Selwyn can assist in finding a Lions club to sponsor any entrant who does not have their own contact. •Anyone interested in these competitions can phone Alison Benefield on 347 8618 or email alijoh@ outlook.co.nz and an information sheet and entry form will be sent to you, or you can contact your local Lions club.

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From left – Elithyia, Alexis, Zoe and Leo have started at West Rolleston Primary School.

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From left – Corey, Ethan and Melanee recently started at West Melton School.

KIDSFIRST TEMPLETON has scooped the overall South Island award in the Heart Foundation awards for a ‘Heart Day’ event it held in February. THe awards recognise early childhood services that promote healthy food choices and encourage physical activity in centres, at home and the wider community. THe foundation has encouraged early childhood education centres to hold Heart Day events to encourage what it means for people to look after their heart. Kidsfirst head teacher Trish Ralston said coming together as a kindergarten family and community was the inspiration for holding the Heart Day picnic at their local park. “We dressed in red and walked

BEING HEALTHY: Kidsfirst Templeton has won a Heart Foundation award for an event they held in February.

down to the domain where we shared a healthy picnic. We all had lots of fun together with egg and spoon races, three-legged races, sack races and parachute games,” she said. “To keep our heart rates

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CREATING A BUZZ: Ballerinas dressed as bees were among the entertainment on offer at the fete.

Fete raises more than $25,000 A FETE held recently at West Melton School has raised more than $25,000 for a new playground and outdoor equipment. About 3000 people attended the event. It was organised by the school’s parent teacher association which spent 10 months preparing the event. There were 129 stalls, including some run by pupils, and entertainment included bouncy slides, pony rides and crazy bikes. The school thanked its sponsors – Gillman Wheelens, McLenaghan Contracting, Ray White, Greenwood Financial, Xterior Scapes, Form Engineering, JD Building Solutions Ltd and PlaceMakers Hornby, for helping make the event possible. PEDAL POWER: Lewi tries out a crazy bike.

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WELL SPOKEN: From left – Lincoln High School students Charlotte Walker and Taylin Smith with Chinese Consul General Jin Zhijian, and Lincoln’s teacher in charge of Chinese Terina Yee.

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earned distinction in the senior and junior sections respectively. The competition is held annually for secondary and tertiary students learning Mandarin and is organised and run by the Confucius Institute at Canterbury University. There were 60 contestants from all over the South Island. Christchurch Chinese Consul General Jin Zhijian attended the competition. He congratulated and encouraged students to continue learning a Chinese language. •More schools, page 18

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Head shave for a good cause „„ By Tom Doudney A LEMONWOOD Grove School pupil who raised more than $1200 for Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand was motivated to do something after losing several relatives to cancer. Adam Rapson, 12, grew his hair for a year before having it shaved off at school recently. He also raised donations through a crazy hair and mufti-day he staged on the same day, with pupils giving a gold coin donation. Adam and some teachers judged the crazy hair with prizes for categories like best mohawk and most colourful hair. The winners got to shave part of Adam’s head as part of their prize. He came up with the idea a year ago to honour the memory of loved ones lost to cancer. Over the last 10 years two of his great grandfathers, a grandmother and a great grandmother had died of cancer. His great, great aunt and his friend’s mother were currently suffering from the disease. By the time the day of the head shave came around Adam had grown his hair almost down to his chin and had become

STEPPING UP: Lincoln High School students Gabriel Clarke (left) and Jarod Pope were among five from Selwyn to be selected as Court Theatre youth ambassadors.

Court Theatre ambassadors chosen BEFORE AND AFTER: Adam Rapson shaved his head to raise money for Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand. ​

attached to the look. However, his mother Stacey Edlin said he had declined the suggestion that he could just get it cut short instead of shaved. “Adam had said it was really important to him that it be right down to the skin because people who go through cancer treatment lose their hair and that was the whole reason he was doing it,” she said. “He has got quite a big heart

for a young boy.” He had done the bulk of organising himself. Having started with a goal of $500, Adam said he was surprised to have raised so much money. “I’m pretty excited about how it all turned out,” he said. It was pretty cold with his head shaved and he was looking forward to his hair growing back.

„„ By Tom Doudney THE COURT Theatre’s youth ambassadors have been announced for the year with students from two Selwyn high schools chosen. Those selected were Ellesmere College students Ally Mechen, Kharissa Tomkins and Chelsea Smith, and Lincoln High School students Gabriel Clarke and Jarod Pope. Each year the Court Theatre offers places on their Court Ambassadors programme to students from high schools around

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LINCOLN DEFEATED West Melton 21-8 in their Luisetti Seeds Combined Country division 1 clash at West Melton Domain on Saturday. Division 1 results: Darfield 30, Waihora 8; Hornby 28, Ohoka 19; Prebbleton 19, Saracens 17; Burnham-Dunsandel-Irwell 43, Hampstead 23; GlenmarkCheviot 36, Celtic 14; Lincoln 21, West Melton 8; Oxford 31, Southern 13; Southbridge 58, Kaiapoi 23; Rakaia 52, Rolleston 5 BURROWING OVER: Ryan Odering scores a try for Lincoln.

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Rubbish and recycling normally collected on Friday 14 April (Good Friday) will be collected on Saturday 15 April. Collection on Monday 17 April (Easter Monday) will occur as normal. Pines Resource Recovery Park is closed Friday 14 April, but open from 10am-4pm on Saturday, Sunday and Easter Monday.

our Annual Plan

Selwyn Libraries will be closed on public holidays over Easter weekend, but open on Saturday 15 April from 9.30am-12.30pm (but service centre functions won’t be available on Saturday). Council’s Rolleston Headquarters will also be closed from 5pm Thursday 13 April, and reopen on Tuesday 18 April. The Selwyn Aquatic Centre is open from 8am-8pm daily from Friday 14 April to Monday 17 April, with normal hours resuming on Tuesday 18 April. Rolleston Community Centre and Lincoln Event Centre are closed on Friday 14 April and Monday 17 April.

Consultation is now open on our Annual Plan for 2017/18 and we welcome public comments and submissions. Over the next week we have drop in sessions coming up on the plan at these locations: · Thursday 13 April: at Darfield Library & Service Centre from 10am-1pm and Rolleston Library from 4-7pm, and · Tuesday 18 April: at Leeston Library & Service Centre from 9am-12pm and Lincoln Library & Service Centre from 2-5pm. The sessions are a chance to chat to a Council representative about our Annual Plan. To find out more and make a submission please visit www.selwyn.govt.nz/haveyoursay. We also have a quick five minute survey open on the plan. Completed survey entries will go into a draw to win a $50 prezzy card. Both submissions and surveys are open until 3 May 2017. We are covering two issues under consultation this week – footpaths and stormwater – with more topics to be covered in April.

Township

In 2017/18 we are proposing to carry out more footpath extension work, and by June 2018 we plan to seal the following footpaths at 19 locations which will total 2.3km of new footpaths. If the Council does not increase the funding for footpaths as proposed, some of these important links will not be completed. This work will cost around $14 per household.

Footpath location

Darfield

Halkett Street (from Holmes Street to Jackson Street)

Darfield

Halkett Street (from Jackson Street to Le Fleming Street, and from Le Fleming Street to Holmes Street)

Doyleston

King Street (from Petticoat Lane to Drain Road)

Doyleston

Queen Street (from Petticoat Lane to Drain Road)

Glentunnel Glentunnel Glentunnel

Elizabeth Street (from State Highway 77 to Union Street, and from Union Street to Railway Terrace) Victoria Street (from Union Street to State Highway 77, and from Union Street to Railway Terrace) Union Street (from Albert Street to Elizabeth Street, and Victoria Street to Albert Street)

Glentunnel

Railway Terrace (from Victoria Street to existing footpath)

Hororata

Hawkins Road (from Bealey Road to end of kerb and channel)

Hororata

Hobbs Street (from Hororata Road to street end)

Leeston

Cunningham Street (from Pound Road to end of footpath)

Rolleston

Brookside Road (from State Highway 1 to Byron Street)

Rolleston

Cato Place (from Kingsley Place to end of cul de sac)

Sheffield

Wrights Road (from Mye Lane to hall)

Sheffield

Railway Terrace East (from Mye Lane to Queen Street)

Sheffield

Tramway Road (Mye Lane to Queen Street)

Sheffield

Curve Road (from Sheffield School to State Highway 73)

Southbridge West Melton

High Street (from Southbridge Leeston Road to McKenzie Avenue) West Melton Road (from north reserve entrance to south reserve entrance)

Designing and planning for new pool space An Aquatic Facilities Plan review has recently been undertaken which identified that additional pool space was needed at the Selwyn Aquatic Centre. The centre currently has 1,550 swim school students enrolled in weekly swim lessons and a waitlist of over 100 students each term. Demand from the community for lane and leisure swimming at the centre is also high. Given these issues an additional multi-use pool is being considered – which is able to be used for swim classes, aquafitness and casual swimmers. This would free up more of the main pool for casual swimmers. Given the popularity of the swim school, additional space is also need for a dedicated Learn to Swim office. A provisional budget of $250,000 has been included in next year’s Annual Plan to enable feasibility, planning and design work to be undertaken on these additions to the centre. This design work is funded from the swimming pools targeted rate (with no increase in this rate for the 2017/18 year). If there is support for the development of a new pool, a budget for the construction of this would be included in the Long-Term Plan 2018-2028, with the project being scheduled to be completed early on in the plan, due to the high demand for the new pool. Adding new facilities to the centre would be likely to require an increase in the swimming pools rate paid by Selwyn households.

Council Call CC100417

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

TUESDAY APRIL 11 2017

Notices 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 www.selwyn.govt.nz or by contacting Stuart on 347 2708 or stuart.westoby@selwyn.govt.nz. ADOPTION OF LOCAL ALCOHOL POLICY 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 available at www.selwyn.govt.nz. Queries can be directed to Billy Charlton, Regulatory Manager, on 347 2878. MOBILE LIBRARY TIMETABLE Wednesday 12 April Hororata School 11.30am-1pm Greendale School 1.20-1.50pm Thursday 13 April Rolleston First Learners 11-11.30am Paradise for Little Angels

1.30-2pm Edukids Faringdon 2.15-2.45pm Monday 17 April No visits due to public holiday Tuesday 18 April Tai Tapu Monkeys and Munchkins 10-10.30am Whippersnappers Lincoln 10.45-11.15am West Melton Learning Centre 1.30-1.50pm West Melton Domain 2-2.30pm

On the roads this week 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 Road, with traffic controls operating. Rehabilitation work (granular overlay) is being done on Bealey Road (between Warrens and Essendon Roads) with traffic controls operating. 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. Work to complete road repairs from a burst water main is planned at the Tennyson, Byron and Kidman Street roundabout from Tuesday 18 – Friday 21 April approximately. Detours will be in place.

Christchurch Southern Motorway extension From Monday 10 April – Monday 17 April, access to Weedons Ross Road between State Highway One and Jones Road will be one-way. Traffic will be able to travel on the road from State Highway One towards Jones Road but not from Jones Road to State Highway One. From Monday 17 April the sections of Weedons Ross Road between State Highway One and Jones Road, and Weedons Road between State Highway One and Levi Road will be closed both ways to traffic. A closure will also be in place on Weedons Road from Main South Road through to Levi Road. The closures are to allow cables to be laid as part of the Christchurch Southern Motorway extension project. Detours will be clearly sign-posted. Reduced speed limits continue to be in place along State Highway One north of Rolleston where work is continuing to four lane this section of road. Speed limits and traffic management are in place for safety reasons. Exceeding the speed limits or driving in an unsafe manner around these sites puts other road users and road workers at risk. Police will be monitoring this site.

Pothole repairs underway When our district experiences a significant amount of rain this affects our roading network. Damp conditions affects road bases and roads are more prone to damage from vehicles during wet weather. A number of potholes have appeared on our road network following last week’s rain. Roading crews will be out and about repairing this damage. If you spot a pothole please report this by visiting www.selwyn.govt.nz/ helpline. We also have an app you can download to make a service request – the link to this app is on the helpline web page listed above.

Rolleston Library Rolleston Drive, Rolleston Ph 347 2880

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

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 & COMMUNITY BOARD Council Meeting Wed 12 Apr 1pm Lincoln Event Centre Springs Ellesmere Discretionary Fund Committee Meeting Wed 12 Apr After Council Meeting Selwyn Central Discretionary Fund Committee Meeting Wed 12 Apr After Council Meeting Citizenship Ceremony Wed 12 Apr 6.30pm Lincoln Event Centre Malvern Community Board Mon 24 Apr 4pm Darfield Library/Service Centre Is there an issue affecting your community you want to bring to your Board’s attention and find out how we can help? See

‘Meetings’ for information on our Public Forum District Plan Review Committee Wed 26 Apr 9am Rolleston Headquarters LOCAL COMMITTEES & ASSOCIATIONS Doyleston Community Committee Wed 12 Apr 7.30pm Osborne Park Pavilion Glentunnel Township Committee Mon 24 Apr 7.30pm Glentunnel Hall Kirwee Township Committee Mon 24 Apr 7.30pm Kirwee Community Hall Ladbrooks Community Hall Committee Fri 28 Apr 7.45pm Ladbrooks Hall Leeston Park Committee Mon 24 Apr 7.30pm Leeston Park Pavilion Lincoln Event Centre Governance Committee Wed 26 Apr 7pm Lincoln Event 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

Selwyn Events WEDNESDAY

12 APRIL

FOSTER DOG PARK CLOSURE Selwyn Dog Club is holding agility events on Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 April, so the park will be closed from around 8am – 5pm on those days. ANZAC DAY SERVICES For details of local ANZAC day services please visit www. selwyn.govt.nz. We will also publish a list of local services in next week’s Council Call edition.

Meetings

Extending our footpath network Last year the Council approved a programme to construct new footpaths to provide better connections to our existing network, by filling in missing sections of footpath in a number of townships.

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Prebbleton Reserve Management Committee Tue 18 Apr 7.30pm Prebbleton Community Cottage Rolleston Reserve Management Committee Mon 17 Apr 7.30pm Rolleston Community Centre Rolleston Residents Association Inc. Mon 24 Apr 7.30pm Rolleston Community Centre Sheffield/Waddington Community Committee Thurs 20 Apr 7.30pm Sheffield Community Hall Southbridge Advisory Committee Mon 1 May 7pm Southbridge Hall Meeting Room Springston Community Committee Mon 24 Apr 7.30pm 399 Ellesmere Junction Road Springston Hall Committee Fri 28 Apr 7.30pm Springston Hall Springston Reserve Committee Wed 19 Apr 7.30pm Errol Tweedy 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

SATURDAY

15 APRIL

TUE-THUR

18-27 APRIL

Our Animal Control team has been moving to a new online dog registration system over the past two years. Most dog owners have now moved to using the new online system which has been operating successfully. If you have been receiving your dog registration papers by post you will need to email our Animal Control team to provide them with your email address as this year (excluding exceptional circumstances) registration will be online only. Please email dogrego@selwyn.govt.nz with your name and address during April. The new online registration option is being used as the process is cost and time effective, and will allow current dog registration charges to be held at their current rate for the next few years. If you have any questions about registration please contact our Animal Control team on 347 2910.

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

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

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

Lincoln Farmers’ & Craft Easter Market The Green, Lincoln, 10am-1pm A fun day out for the family with an Easter Egg Hunt, activities for kids, family lawn games, live music, local produce, food & craft stalls. See www.facebook.com/lincolnmarket

Autumn School Holiday Programmes Selwyn District Libraries Great sessions for kids aged 5-16 including craft sessions with leaves & knitting, LEGO® & Science Alive sessions. To book a place see www.selwynlibraries.co.nz

McHugh’s Plantation Drop In Session SATURDAY

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Darfield Library, 9.30-11.30am Find out more about current & future projects at McHughs

APRIL

SAT-SUN

22-23 APRIL

SAT-TUE

22-25 APRIL

NZ Ploughing Association Championships 1889 Highfield Road, Courtenay A family day out with vintage displays, ploughing challenge, hay bale maze, arts, crafts, play pit & food stalls. Email helenaandjeff@xtra.co.nz. Gates open 8am, ploughing from 10.30am. $10 entry, under 16s free

ANZAC Display Prebbleton Hall A display of uniforms, weapons, diaries & letters from war time. Phone Daphne on 349 8886 for details

Coalgate to Glentunnel walk/ cycleway opening, 2pm SUNDAY

Dog registration to shift online

Summer Skate Jam

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Join us at the Coaltrack Road/ Bridge Street intersection to enjoy this new path. Free sausage sizzle, tea & coffee at Glentunnel Hall. You can also visit Glentunnel Museum

APRIL

UNTIL

27 APRIL

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

Regeneration Selwyn Gallery Darfield Delicate sculptural pieces by István Dénes & photos by Mike Clarke. Open daily (except Mondays) 10am-4pm

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TUESDAY APRIL 11 2017

Council Services over Easter

Have your say on

Rubbish and recycling normally collected on Friday 14 April (Good Friday) will be collected on Saturday 15 April. Collection on Monday 17 April (Easter Monday) will occur as normal. Pines Resource Recovery Park is closed Friday 14 April, but open from 10am-4pm on Saturday, Sunday and Easter Monday.

our Annual Plan

Selwyn Libraries will be closed on public holidays over Easter weekend, but open on Saturday 15 April from 9.30am-12.30pm (but service centre functions won’t be available on Saturday). Council’s Rolleston Headquarters will also be closed from 5pm Thursday 13 April, and reopen on Tuesday 18 April. The Selwyn Aquatic Centre is open from 8am-8pm daily from Friday 14 April to Monday 17 April, with normal hours resuming on Tuesday 18 April. Rolleston Community Centre and Lincoln Event Centre are closed on Friday 14 April and Monday 17 April.

Consultation is now open on our Annual Plan for 2017/18 and we welcome public comments and submissions. Over the next week we have drop in sessions coming up on the plan at these locations: · Thursday 13 April: at Darfield Library & Service Centre from 10am-1pm and Rolleston Library from 4-7pm, and · Tuesday 18 April: at Leeston Library & Service Centre from 9am-12pm and Lincoln Library & Service Centre from 2-5pm. The sessions are a chance to chat to a Council representative about our Annual Plan. To find out more and make a submission please visit www.selwyn.govt.nz/haveyoursay. We also have a quick five minute survey open on the plan. Completed survey entries will go into a draw to win a $50 prezzy card. Both submissions and surveys are open until 3 May 2017. We are covering two issues under consultation this week – footpaths and stormwater – with more topics to be covered in April.

Township

In 2017/18 we are proposing to carry out more footpath extension work, and by June 2018 we plan to seal the following footpaths at 19 locations which will total 2.3km of new footpaths. If the Council does not increase the funding for footpaths as proposed, some of these important links will not be completed. This work will cost around $14 per household.

Footpath location

Darfield

Halkett Street (from Holmes Street to Jackson Street)

Darfield

Halkett Street (from Jackson Street to Le Fleming Street, and from Le Fleming Street to Holmes Street)

Doyleston

King Street (from Petticoat Lane to Drain Road)

Doyleston

Queen Street (from Petticoat Lane to Drain Road)

Glentunnel Glentunnel Glentunnel

Elizabeth Street (from State Highway 77 to Union Street, and from Union Street to Railway Terrace) Victoria Street (from Union Street to State Highway 77, and from Union Street to Railway Terrace) Union Street (from Albert Street to Elizabeth Street, and Victoria Street to Albert Street)

Glentunnel

Railway Terrace (from Victoria Street to existing footpath)

Hororata

Hawkins Road (from Bealey Road to end of kerb and channel)

Hororata

Hobbs Street (from Hororata Road to street end)

Leeston

Cunningham Street (from Pound Road to end of footpath)

Rolleston

Brookside Road (from State Highway 1 to Byron Street)

Rolleston

Cato Place (from Kingsley Place to end of cul de sac)

Sheffield

Wrights Road (from Mye Lane to hall)

Sheffield

Railway Terrace East (from Mye Lane to Queen Street)

Sheffield

Tramway Road (Mye Lane to Queen Street)

Sheffield

Curve Road (from Sheffield School to State Highway 73)

Southbridge West Melton

High Street (from Southbridge Leeston Road to McKenzie Avenue) West Melton Road (from north reserve entrance to south reserve entrance)

Designing and planning for new pool space An Aquatic Facilities Plan review has recently been undertaken which identified that additional pool space was needed at the Selwyn Aquatic Centre. The centre currently has 1,550 swim school students enrolled in weekly swim lessons and a waitlist of over 100 students each term. Demand from the community for lane and leisure swimming at the centre is also high. Given these issues an additional multi-use pool is being considered – which is able to be used for swim classes, aquafitness and casual swimmers. This would free up more of the main pool for casual swimmers. Given the popularity of the swim school, additional space is also need for a dedicated Learn to Swim office. A provisional budget of $250,000 has been included in next year’s Annual Plan to enable feasibility, planning and design work to be undertaken on these additions to the centre. This design work is funded from the swimming pools targeted rate (with no increase in this rate for the 2017/18 year). If there is support for the development of a new pool, a budget for the construction of this would be included in the Long-Term Plan 2018-2028, with the project being scheduled to be completed early on in the plan, due to the high demand for the new pool. Adding new facilities to the centre would be likely to require an increase in the swimming pools rate paid by Selwyn households.

Council Call CC100417

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

TUESDAY APRIL 11 2017

Notices 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 www.selwyn.govt.nz or by contacting Stuart on 347 2708 or stuart.westoby@selwyn.govt.nz. ADOPTION OF LOCAL ALCOHOL POLICY 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 available at www.selwyn.govt.nz. Queries can be directed to Billy Charlton, Regulatory Manager, on 347 2878. MOBILE LIBRARY TIMETABLE Wednesday 12 April Hororata School 11.30am-1pm Greendale School 1.20-1.50pm Thursday 13 April Rolleston First Learners 11-11.30am Paradise for Little Angels

1.30-2pm Edukids Faringdon 2.15-2.45pm Monday 17 April No visits due to public holiday Tuesday 18 April Tai Tapu Monkeys and Munchkins 10-10.30am Whippersnappers Lincoln 10.45-11.15am West Melton Learning Centre 1.30-1.50pm West Melton Domain 2-2.30pm

On the roads this week 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 Road, with traffic controls operating. Rehabilitation work (granular overlay) is being done on Bealey Road (between Warrens and Essendon Roads) with traffic controls operating. 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. Work to complete road repairs from a burst water main is planned at the Tennyson, Byron and Kidman Street roundabout from Tuesday 18 – Friday 21 April approximately. Detours will be in place.

Christchurch Southern Motorway extension From Monday 10 April – Monday 17 April, access to Weedons Ross Road between State Highway One and Jones Road will be one-way. Traffic will be able to travel on the road from State Highway One towards Jones Road but not from Jones Road to State Highway One. From Monday 17 April the sections of Weedons Ross Road between State Highway One and Jones Road, and Weedons Road between State Highway One and Levi Road will be closed both ways to traffic. A closure will also be in place on Weedons Road from Main South Road through to Levi Road. The closures are to allow cables to be laid as part of the Christchurch Southern Motorway extension project. Detours will be clearly sign-posted. Reduced speed limits continue to be in place along State Highway One north of Rolleston where work is continuing to four lane this section of road. Speed limits and traffic management are in place for safety reasons. Exceeding the speed limits or driving in an unsafe manner around these sites puts other road users and road workers at risk. Police will be monitoring this site.

Pothole repairs underway When our district experiences a significant amount of rain this affects our roading network. Damp conditions affects road bases and roads are more prone to damage from vehicles during wet weather. A number of potholes have appeared on our road network following last week’s rain. Roading crews will be out and about repairing this damage. If you spot a pothole please report this by visiting www.selwyn.govt.nz/ helpline. We also have an app you can download to make a service request – the link to this app is on the helpline web page listed above.

Rolleston Library Rolleston Drive, Rolleston Ph 347 2880

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

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 & COMMUNITY BOARD Council Meeting Wed 12 Apr 1pm Lincoln Event Centre Springs Ellesmere Discretionary Fund Committee Meeting Wed 12 Apr After Council Meeting Selwyn Central Discretionary Fund Committee Meeting Wed 12 Apr After Council Meeting Citizenship Ceremony Wed 12 Apr 6.30pm Lincoln Event Centre Malvern Community Board Mon 24 Apr 4pm Darfield Library/Service Centre Is there an issue affecting your community you want to bring to your Board’s attention and find out how we can help? See

‘Meetings’ for information on our Public Forum District Plan Review Committee Wed 26 Apr 9am Rolleston Headquarters LOCAL COMMITTEES & ASSOCIATIONS Doyleston Community Committee Wed 12 Apr 7.30pm Osborne Park Pavilion Glentunnel Township Committee Mon 24 Apr 7.30pm Glentunnel Hall Kirwee Township Committee Mon 24 Apr 7.30pm Kirwee Community Hall Ladbrooks Community Hall Committee Fri 28 Apr 7.45pm Ladbrooks Hall Leeston Park Committee Mon 24 Apr 7.30pm Leeston Park Pavilion Lincoln Event Centre Governance Committee Wed 26 Apr 7pm Lincoln Event 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

Selwyn Events WEDNESDAY

12 APRIL

FOSTER DOG PARK CLOSURE Selwyn Dog Club is holding agility events on Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 April, so the park will be closed from around 8am – 5pm on those days. ANZAC DAY SERVICES For details of local ANZAC day services please visit www. selwyn.govt.nz. We will also publish a list of local services in next week’s Council Call edition.

Meetings

Extending our footpath network Last year the Council approved a programme to construct new footpaths to provide better connections to our existing network, by filling in missing sections of footpath in a number of townships.

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Prebbleton Reserve Management Committee Tue 18 Apr 7.30pm Prebbleton Community Cottage Rolleston Reserve Management Committee Mon 17 Apr 7.30pm Rolleston Community Centre Rolleston Residents Association Inc. Mon 24 Apr 7.30pm Rolleston Community Centre Sheffield/Waddington Community Committee Thurs 20 Apr 7.30pm Sheffield Community Hall Southbridge Advisory Committee Mon 1 May 7pm Southbridge Hall Meeting Room Springston Community Committee Mon 24 Apr 7.30pm 399 Ellesmere Junction Road Springston Hall Committee Fri 28 Apr 7.30pm Springston Hall Springston Reserve Committee Wed 19 Apr 7.30pm Errol Tweedy 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

SATURDAY

15 APRIL

TUE-THUR

18-27 APRIL

Our Animal Control team has been moving to a new online dog registration system over the past two years. Most dog owners have now moved to using the new online system which has been operating successfully. If you have been receiving your dog registration papers by post you will need to email our Animal Control team to provide them with your email address as this year (excluding exceptional circumstances) registration will be online only. Please email dogrego@selwyn.govt.nz with your name and address during April. The new online registration option is being used as the process is cost and time effective, and will allow current dog registration charges to be held at their current rate for the next few years. If you have any questions about registration please contact our Animal Control team on 347 2910.

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

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

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

Lincoln Farmers’ & Craft Easter Market The Green, Lincoln, 10am-1pm A fun day out for the family with an Easter Egg Hunt, activities for kids, family lawn games, live music, local produce, food & craft stalls. See www.facebook.com/lincolnmarket

Autumn School Holiday Programmes Selwyn District Libraries Great sessions for kids aged 5-16 including craft sessions with leaves & knitting, LEGO® & Science Alive sessions. To book a place see www.selwynlibraries.co.nz

McHugh’s Plantation Drop In Session SATURDAY

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Darfield Library, 9.30-11.30am Find out more about current & future projects at McHughs

APRIL

SAT-SUN

22-23 APRIL

SAT-TUE

22-25 APRIL

NZ Ploughing Association Championships 1889 Highfield Road, Courtenay A family day out with vintage displays, ploughing challenge, hay bale maze, arts, crafts, play pit & food stalls. Email helenaandjeff@xtra.co.nz. Gates open 8am, ploughing from 10.30am. $10 entry, under 16s free

ANZAC Display Prebbleton Hall A display of uniforms, weapons, diaries & letters from war time. Phone Daphne on 349 8886 for details

Coalgate to Glentunnel walk/ cycleway opening, 2pm SUNDAY

Dog registration to shift online

Summer Skate Jam

23

Join us at the Coaltrack Road/ Bridge Street intersection to enjoy this new path. Free sausage sizzle, tea & coffee at Glentunnel Hall. You can also visit Glentunnel Museum

APRIL

UNTIL

27 APRIL

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

Regeneration Selwyn Gallery Darfield Delicate sculptural pieces by István Dénes & photos by Mike Clarke. Open daily (except Mondays) 10am-4pm

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Prebbleton teen helps equal South Island relay record

Rower sets fastest time

„„ By Andrew King PREBBLETON teenager Olivia Burnham was part of the under-19 4x400m relay team which equalled a record at the South Island secondary schools athletics championships in Dunedin recently. Representing Villa Maria College, Burnham, 15, and teammates Tegan Duffy, 17, Georgia Stroud, 16, and Kate Davies, 14, ran their relay in 4min 0.14sec, equalling the record set by Dunedin’s Columba College in 2015. Burnham ran the final leg and said she knew when she crossed the line that it was a quick time. “I didn’t think it was a record. I was in total amazement, it was pretty awesome,” she said. Burnham also had success in other events, winning gold in the under-16 300m hurdles and 400m and coming second in the high jump. Davies is a new addition to the relay team. The others have been together for the past three years and, with former student Jessie Anderson, they set the national secondary schools athletics championship record in the under-19 4x400m last year in Auckland, finishing in 4min 1sec. They are also the Canterbury

„„ By Andrew King PREBBLETON ROWER Seb Caulder can boast that he has a world record at the age of 15. He was being tested on his speed and strength during a training session at his school, St Andrew’s College, prior to the Maadi Cup and managed to row 2000m in 6min 25sec, breaking the record of 6min 28sec. “I was in shock really. I never thought I would ever beat a world record,” he said. Caulder said the previous record was held by a United Kingdom rower, and he knew there would be some others gunning to take his time down. “I’m sure there will be some out there looking to beat that time,” he said. He was part of the school’s contingent of rowers who competed at the recent Maadi Cup regatta. He came second in the under-16 eight and third in under-15 four. Concept 2, a company which manufactures the rowing machines he set the record on, sent Caulder a certificate to celebrate his achievement, as well as a drink bottle and towel. Now, with the rowing season over, Caulder will turn his attention to the upcoming rugby

FAST RUN: Tegan Duffy, 17, Kate Davies, 14, Olivia Burnham, 15, and Georgia Stroud, 16, ran a 4min 0.14sec time to equal the relay record set by Dunedin’s Columba College in 2015.

secondary schools grass recordholders. Burnham trains with Old Boys’ United Athletic Club, based at Christchurch Boys’

High School. Now the athletics season has wrapped up, she will turn her attention to playing netball for Villa Maria.

SPORTS

RECORD HOLDER: St Andrew’s student Seb Caulder can boast that he has a world record in rowing at the age of 15.

season – he plays prop in the under-16 school team. He said it could be difficult to choose which sport he will pursue in the future as he loves both. “It is pretty tough choosing between rugby and rowing. They are pretty even,” he said. “Rowing is a lot harder fitnesswise and you have to get up earlier, but I enjoy it.”

Abbeyfield – an answer to loneliness and isolation for older people The many challenges faced by older people often arise from their housing situation: affordability, access to services, security concerns and isolation. Growing evidence confirms that loneliness and social isolation can trigger a downward spiral to poor health and incapacity. Building on decades of experience, Abbeyfield New Zealand’s 12 houses – with another house now under construction in Leeston, offer a practical, proven solution to the housing needs of older people who seek independence, companionship and safety. Abbeyfield’s supportive living model enables older people to successfully age in a good place, encouraging older people to retain an active and independent lifestyle longer, within a supportive, companionable and caring environment. By breaking the cycle of loneliness and insecurity often felt by older people living alone, Abbeyfield promotes older people’s ability to remain independent and age positively. An Abbeyfield house offers: • Privacy and comfort with an ensuite studio for each resident • Nutritious, appetising meals provided by a live-in housekeeper, and no need for food or other household shopping • Affordable rent — no capital contribution is needed • Easy access to local amenities and shops

• Companionable family-style living for up to 14 residents in well-designed houses actively supported by volunteers. With the over 65 population forecast to double in the next 25 years, Abbeyfield NZ has an imperative to grow, to ensure more communities can support their older citizens to remain in the area in affordable housing. “We applaud the great efforts of the local Abbeyfield Ellesmere committee to establish the new house in Flannery St, Leeston,” comments Susan Jenkins, Abbeyfield NZ Executive Officer. “Their continued involvement will ensure the house remains affordable for residents.” Volunteers attend to all management aspects of the house including finances, maintenance, resident selection, staffing, and respond to resident needs on a voluntary basis. All Abbeyfield National and local Societies are NZ-registered charities.


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Time to layer up for Winter The temperature has dropped and it’s time to think winter wardrobe. Knitwear is always a staple in every woman’s wardrobe during the cooler seasons and this year there is a huge variety on offer. Chunky knits, fine knits, ponchos, wraps, coatigans are in abundance. A coatigan, as the name suggests, is a weighty long cardigan that doubles as a coat and is a styley new addition this season.

KEEN ON BOWLS: From left – Liam McIntyre, 13; Savannah Ryan, 11; Hamish McIntyre, 10; Leo Waaka, 11; and Kurt Stevenson, 12 were among the children who took part in a new Lincoln Bowling Club programme.

Youngsters settle into bowls „„ By Tom Doudney A LINCOLN Bowling Club programme to get more children involved with bowls has been touted as a success after its first season. The club ran Wednesday and Friday afternoon sessions for children during the recent bowls season, teaching them skills and holding games. Club member Mundy Carroll came up with the idea after learning of a similar programme being

offered in Rangiora, which was in turn inspired by programmes in Australia. The club contacted primary schools in and around Lincoln to get the word out. Mr Carroll said about 13 children between the ages of 10 and 14 had taken part in the after-school Wednesday sessions. A further 25 children from Lincoln Primary School had come down on Friday afternoons during school hours as part

of their sports programme. He said the children had been very enthusiastic about taking part. “They didn’t miss the games and they loved the competition,” he said. The club planned to run the programme again next season. Anyone interested in finding out more should phone Mr Carroll on 325 7892 or fellow club member Lyndsey Withell on 325 3016.

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Augustine is renowned for their colourful pieces and believes strongly that even knitwear should never be dull. We have pictured the Augustine Brooklyn Poncho in fushcia ($209) with Garcia high-waisted jeans ($229) and a denim blue snood to add some warmth at the neck ($39.90). These ponchos are one size so will fit almost all shapes and sizes. ivyblu is a high end NZ made label which produces NZ merino garments of exceptional quality. We have photographed the ivyblu Natalie jumper $399 and the tan ivyblu Alana suede skirt ($229). A stunning example of a poncho is the moda immagine spot poncho from italy. This gorgeous knitwear piece looks great with jeans but can equally be dressed up as we have pictured with an ivyblu Wynona skirt ($159) The high low hem concept is always a winner in knitwear pieces as it looks stylish and particularly suits smaller ladies as is short at the front. This beautiful black and white jumper is from Airlie (Australia) and has a pleather trim at the neckline to add a little more design feature. ($169.95) We have teamed this up with our ever popular Vassalli pants ($115) which go with everything and are a must have in every woman’s wardrobe. Another stunning piece with a difference is the Augustine Friday Dream Cardi ($209) in grey with stunning fuchsia faux fur trim collar. This collar is potentially detachable but really does add a splash of glamour and colour to this cosy and comfortable cardi. We have teamed this up with Augustine Patricia knit dress as the colours work so perfectly. This cardi looks equally as good with jeans as a more casual option. There is much, much more than we are able to display here so come on in and have a play at Viva La moda soon.

-Kim Taylor All of the fashion featured in the images is available from Viva La Moda Rolleston

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There’s superb food in the pantry Quartz Wine Bar & restaurant The only wine bar & restaurant in Selwyn! Offering great service, quality wines, craft beers and a menu specially designed to avoid ‘food envy’! Tapas & sharing platters or simply order from the selection of main meals, steaks, salads or favourites menu. Come in for a drink, or contact us to book in for a meal. 82 Rolleston Drive. Ph 03 347 4192 www.quartzrolleston.co.nz Opening Hours: Mon-Thurs 4pm-Late. Fri-Sun 12pm-Late. Follow us on Facebook

Milanese A taste of Italy right here in Selwyn... Prebbleton’s best kept secret is a secret no longer. The Milanese fully licenced Italian restaurant and pizzeria is an exceptional place to dine when you want a taste of Italy. Fresh Pasta, Carbonara, Spaghetti, to authentic Italian Pizzas. Dine In or Takeaway. Licensed/BYO wine only. Private Functions available. Cnr Springs & Marshs Road 407 Springs Road, phone 349 9652 (entrance on Marshs Road, behind Vege Shop)

If looking for a superb chocolate Easter treat or really special Mother’s Day gift, call into The Lincoln Pantry. They have She Universe Chocolate Easter eggs and treats, along with items perfect for a gift hamper. This boutique food store which opened almost a year ago, sells high quality local, organic and gourmet foods and delicacies for health conscious foodies. Atomic coffee including takeaways is available too; a certified organic blend sourced from an Auckland Roastery. “Customers tell us our coffee’s awesome,” says Phillippa Boa, owner of The Lincoln Pantry. Add in a nutritious item from the food cabinet like a raw mocha bar or Paleo cookie (a real favourite). Most are refined sugar free, many are gluten and dairyfree, all are really tasty. Their breads are sourced from two of Christchurch’s best bakeries, Le Panier who Phillippa says produce the wickedest Citron tart. This sits in the naughty corner of the cabinet along with the most amazing Almond Croissants made by Bellbird Bakery. You will find artisan products from the Christchurch Farmers’ Market. Drinks include cold pressed organic juices and Kombucha, a fermented tea with a probiotic, which is great for good gut health. Mariano’s Chorizo, flavoured salts, the Wairiri Water Buffalo Mozzarella and yoghurt, Kingfisher’s Smoked Salmon and Pate from Takamatua, traditional Kvas (another probiotic drink made traditionally from rye bread) and vegan artisan nut cheese by Lupo, can all be found in store. If entertaining or simply wanting good food, pop down to The Lincoln Pantry. They have small batch local and international condiments, chutneys, sauces, pickles and bronze-extruded Italian pastas and fine risotto rice. New Zealand and imported cheeses include favourites from Kaikoura and traditional staples like Stilton (UK), French raw milk Brie de Meaux and Roquefort. Quality local and imported olive oils are

THE LINCOLN PANTRY A treasure trove of local, organic and gourmet goodies for the health-conscious foodie. The wood-panelled deli counter delivers old world charm and an extensive array of NZ and imported cheeses. Fine foods and artisan goods adorn the rustic pallet shelving along with tempting treats for gluten, dairy and sugar-free devotees. Try the awesome Atomic coffee or trademark turmeric latte. Gift hampers and vouchers available. Open 7 days. 5 Robert Street, Lincoln | 03 325 7717 Mon-Sat 7am – 6pm Sun 10am – 4pm www.thelincolnpantry.co.nz www.facebook.com/thelincolnpantry

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stocked such as Robinson’s Bay (Akaroa), whose extra virgin oil won gold, best in class and best in show in The New Zealand Extra Virgin Olive Oil Awards, for four of the last five years. With The Lincoln Pantry sourcing its nutrient rich foods from the finest food producers around New Zealand and abroad, you need not travel into the city for your favourite treats, especially as they are committed to sustainable business practices and zero waste. The Lincoln Pantry is tucked away at 5 Robert Street, Lincoln; open MondaySaturday, 7am-6pm and Sundays 10am4pm. Phone 325 7717, email: shop@ thelincolnpantry.co.nz. They are on Facebook: The Lincoln Pantry.

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Local business doubles in size Rolleston’s business precinct is expanding as are many local businesses with Bridgestone Tyre Centre one such business. They have just opened an additional site, right next door to their current retail one-stop tyre shop. This purpose built facility has a drive-through bay solely for commercial work on trucks, tractors and loaders. Whether needing assistance with wheels on your car, four-wheel drive, van or commercial vehicle, Bridgestone Tyre Centre can assist. As well as supplying and fitting new tyres, retreads and batteries, they have the equipment and skills to take care of wheel alignments, warrants of fitness, puncture repairs, and vehicle servicing. They also offer a 24hour fleet service. Needing a vehicle groomed? Rolleston’s Bridgestone Tyre Centre now offers a full-time service. Whether a boat, car, 4WD, truck, light commercial vehicle, or motorbike, you are guaranteed a

Not just a tyre shop! • On-farm services - NO CALLOUT FEE (Selwyn district) • 24 hour fleet service • Full mechanical repairs • Nitrogen fills, batteries, WOF, shock absorbers • Agricultural tyres • Full range of vehicle tyres • Wheel alignments & puncture repairs

thorough job at a reasonable rate. If wanting to maintain your tyre pressure or save on fuel, why not have your tyres filled with nitrogen. Bridgestone Tyre Centre can take care of this for you and if you have FOUR OR MORE TYRES FILLED, you will go into the draw to WIN A LARGE EASTER EGG. (Promotion runs until Thursday, 13 April 2017.) For a top-rate service, go to Bridgestone Tyre Centre where courtesy cars are available and there is a pleasant place to wait with a children’s corner, free coffee (or hot chocolate), a television and even a massage chair. Bridgestone Tyre Centre’s new commercial site is located at 845 Jones Road right next door to their retail site at 847. They are open Monday-Friday, 7.30am-5pm, and Saturday mornings, 9am-12noon. To make a booking phone 347 4702 or 0800 838 973, or email rolleston@tasmantyres.co.nz

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greenscapes Landscape specialists 756 Main south Road, templeton

Local Business Overcomes Challenges When Relocating Setting up new business premises can be a challenging and lengthy process as Greenscapes’ owners, Craig and Megan Thomas found out. “When the land for our new yard was purchased, it had no zoning or legal access to state highway one so our first step was to create an appropriate landscape design, then apply for resource and building consent,” explains Craig. Once work began, a lane on the highway had to be shifted and twelve massive Macrocarpa trees removed, along with a dilapidated 1940s

house that was covered in ivy. Twentyfive large truck and trailer loads of vegetation and rubbish were removed from the site by Mike Downs from Earthworks and Paving. With Greenscapes overseeing the project and coordinating contractors on the job,the land was resurveyed, fenced and a large shed constructed by Totalspan. Extensive landscaping followed along with an asphalt car park. It is now nine months since work commenced on their new yard;on land that took two years to find. Craig says the exercise has been worth the effort. “Our new location gives the business more exposure and we’re close to our clients who are spread from Rolleston to Rangiora,” explains Craig.

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For the Greenscapes team, developing the new yard was simply an extension of the work they do on a daily basis, where landscaping design through to landscape construction and landscape project management is their core business, together with grounds maintenance. The new yard provides Greenscapes with an office and storage facilities for their landscaping materials. Although not selling any materials from the site, they will source and deliver large plant orders from there.

It is over sixteen years’ since the business began as a two person operation, and Craig at that stage never Craig & Megan Thomas imagined that owners of Greenscapes Greenscapes would one day comprise a team of fifteen landscape professionals or that they would have their own high profile commercial site. Craig puts it down to the hard work of his great team and contractors who they work closely with, ensuring that customers receive a quality service. Craig and the team at Greenscapes would like to thank all their contractors who have helped develop their new yard and especially the two main contractors, Earthworks and Paving, and Totalspan.

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Greenscapes Landscape Specialists 756 Main South Road, Templeton

A Focus on Professionalism & a Quality Job When it comes to landscaping, it is generally easier to have one firm complete it all. Greenscapes is able to work with you on all or part of your landscaping, from creating a plan that suits your needs to turning it into a reality. As a member of Landscape Industries Association of New Zealand (L.I.A.N.Z.), Greenscapes covers the spectrum of landscaping;from site works to the final garden. This includes: soil preparation; irrigation installation;lawn laying; and planting out. They will advise and source materials including plants and develop concept drawings for developer approval (something that need not be expensive), and they are available to look after any on-going maintenance. From a one hour maintenance job to a $350,000 plus project, the team at Greenscapes give

the same attention to detail,offer realistic prices and never compromise on quality.

Greenscapes landscape team construct decks and gas fire installations.

H e a d i n g Greenscapes is Craig Thomas who has twenty seven years’ industry experience. He is supported by office manager, Kay Emson and hard landscape project manager, Tim Mauger. With thirty years’ experience in construction and project management, Tim capably oversees three landscape construction teams who complete paving, stonework, fences, decks, pergolas, raised garden beds, gas fire installations and other projects. The firm also has a horticultural crew and a select group of dedicated contractors, including arborists, along with a professional landscape designer and irrigation contractor who will provide a consultation, concept drawings, and/or a full landscape plan.

This significant combined landscaping expertise ensures professionalism and explains why this business receives many referrals and Paving and pergolas constructed by Greenscapes repeat business. following a design by Flourish Landscape design

Greenscapes’ new yard is at 756 Main South Road, just south of Templeton. You are welcome to call by or telephone 349 4363, Craig on 027 260 2621, email: info@greenscapes. co.nz, or complete the enquiry form at: www. greenscapes.co.nz.

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Broccoli should be planted now „„ By Henri Ham IT’S JUST under two months until winter is officially here. Which means if you haven’t got your winter vegetables in the ground yet, you need to get moving. Plant them while the soil is still warm and they’ll get the start they need. Plant them when the soil is already cool and you might be eating them in spring. Now you need to choose what to grow. I’m a big fan of broccoli during winter, and not just the regular variety. I like to plant your run-of-the-mill romanesco broccoli but also broccoflower and italian broccoli. Broccoflower is a hybrid between cauliflower and broccoli and has a milder and slightly sweeter taste than cauliflower. It has small cauli-shaped heads and is lime green. Italian precoce broccoli forms highly decorative light green clusters of heads that resemble sea coral. The unusual tip of each spear is conical rather than round but the taste is true broccoli at its very best. Mixed vege bundles are great if you’re feeding a small household or like to stagger your planting. Each bundle has a couple of each

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variety of plant, rather than lots of the same variety. Once you’ve got your seedlings you need to find somewhere to plant them. Because broccoli is from the brassica species, it’s important you grow them somewhere you haven’t planted any other brassicas (like cauliflower, kale, brussels sprouts etc) recently. This will prevent your plants getting club root – a disease which stops the heads on your brassicas developing fully. Next I recommend adding

some lime to the soil prior to planting. This will also help prevent club root. Then plant each seedling around 35cm apart. This will ensure the seedlings have room to expand and grow. Because broccoli can take a long time to mature, during the earlier weeks you can plant other quick growing seedlings, like spinach and silverbeet, in the spaces between each seedling. This is a great way of maximising the use of space in your gar-

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It’s all about autumn in the garden. Rachel Vogan lists the tasks which you will need to prioritise this month HOW WONDERFUL do those autumnal colours on deciduous trees and shrubs look at the moment? As the flower garden begins to fade a little and starts to close up shop for the season, the changing foliage colours add Give fine-lea

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If you are looking to sow a new lawn, do it now while the soil temperatures are still warm, which will aid in germination. Fingers crossed autumn rains will be on the forecast to keep the ground moist. Prepare the area by removing all weeds, sticks, stones and any other debris, rake in lawn fertiliser then sprinkle on the lawn seed. Water carefully, aiming not to allow puddles to form anywhere, and try to keep the kids and pets off the area for a month or so. The seed should germinate within a fortnight, or earlier if you use a premium seed blend.

something rather special to the garden. Over the next couple of months, rather than looking down on your garden let your eyes wander upwards and appreciate what’s going on above your head.

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Pumpkins: take the tips out of tendrils now, to force the plant to put more energy into developing its fruit. It is wise, this month, to give the plants a good soaking of water once a week. Broad beans: Anzac Day is the time gardeners aim to sow broad bean seeds. The seeds are large enough to gently push into the soil, about 3cm deep, with 1015cm between each plant. Brussels sprouts: may need staking (a bamboo stake is enough), as the stems can become top heavy, and blow about in the wind. The lower leaves can be removed to allow more light and air movement in around the base of the plant.

Seed saving

The sense of self-satisfaction of collecting and saving your own seed is immense, especially when you see those tiny seeds you saved germinating and growing next season. It’s easy to do; simply pick mature flower heads, tie the stalks together and place them upside down in a paper bag and allow them to dry for a few weeks. Over time the seeds will fall out into the bottom of the bag. Clearly label them and store them ready for sowing next season. Flowers like sweet peas, poppies, dianthus, calendula, Queen Anne’s lace, larkspur and nasturtiums are good ones to try. Easy vegetables to save seeds from are lettuce, carrots, beans, pumpkin, peas and sweet corn.

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apply the bark Barks and mulches not only make the gardens look neat and tidy, they also have some other important jobs too. With a good layer of bark or mulch you help to keep moisture in the soil, protect the plant’s roots from weather extremes, and suppress weeds. The combination of these things creates a better growing environment, and gives your plants the best chance at thriving. Intelligro has a great range of barks and mulches, all of which are available to view on our website www.igro.co.nz. Our team are happy to help you with any questions you have, and point you in the right direction for the job you are doing. Come and check out what we have on offer.

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Even though we are only in the second month of autumn, it is wise to make the most of the warmer soil temperatures and plant out seedlings ready for a riot of colour over the coldest months. Rip out any tired-looking bedding plant displays;

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Tackle off-road tracks in a Land Cruiser 70 „„ By Ross Kiddie EARNING an Australasian New Car Assessment Program five-star safety rating for the Land Cruiser 70 has been a breakthrough for the Toyota Motor Co. It means the company now has the full support of the enterprises which, in the majority, are the major purchasers of the robust off-roader. Globally, the Land Cruiser 70 has been an important part of the mining, manufacturing and agricultural industries, along with recreational users who want its go-anywhere ability. The ANCAP safety qualification criteria is comprehensive, and for the Cruiser 70 to reach five stars is a worthy achievement, albeit at this stage only the single-cab variant meets the criteria, but it’s only a matter of time before the double-cab variant is engineered to reach that level. And I’m pleased to report that the Cruiser 70 hasn’t lost any of the fundamentals which have earned it a rugged reputation over the years. At the media launch for the new series, motoring journalists were treated to an off-road experience which highlighted how well it adapts itself to conditions where access to wheeled transport is marginal. Part of the reason why the

• Price – Toyota Land Cruiser 70 LT, $75,780 • Dimensions – Length, 5220mm; width, 1790mm; height, 1970mm • Configuration – V8, four-wheel-drive, 4461cc, 151kW, 430Nm, five-speed manual. • Fuel usage – 10.6l/100km

TOYOTA LAND CRUISER 70: Rugged reputation.

Cruiser 70 reaches its new status is through the electronic traction devices which have been engineered into the vehicle, when you combine those with the drive variations through the fourwheel-drive transfer system, the result is a vehicle which has grip and drive almost unsurpassed. The driveline can be adapted to glean traction on all surfaces, most through the dual range transfer case and differential locking systems, the rest by manipulating the traction control network to best suit the impending surface. The new model hasn’t changed a lot in appearance, there are a few cosmetic changes here and there, but by and large, it still

resembles the classic, unmistakable 70-series look. It also has much the same engine and transmission, the 4.5litre diesel-fed V8 drives through a five-speed manual gearbox. Toyota rates the quad-camshaft, turbocharged unit at 151kW with 430Nm of torque, both outputs realised low in the rev band at 3400rpm and 1200-3200rpm respectively. Because of its low revving nature, the engine hauls in acceleration and impetus from as low as 500rpm. And that is the beauty of the engine/transmission combination, it is designed for hauling and chugging away at terrain where slow speed is most beneficial.

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The gearshift is free in its movement and clutch action disguises well the comprehensive mechanicals which lie beneath, and the power with which it needs to harness, the pedal is light and progressive. On the highway it delivers a ride well distant to what its load-bearing suspension would suggest. The ride is compliant, disguising well the use of front and rear live axles. As part of the new upgrade, Toyota’s engineers have widened the front track considerably, so much so that it looks a little ungainly against a narrow rear track, but the result is greater stability in a corner and traction benefits off-road. However, the Cruiser 70 is all about a working role and it makes no excuses for its utilitarian appearance and sparse level of fitment, there are just the fundamental in-cabin features such

as air conditioning and audio. A reversing camera is standard, part of the ANCAP requirement, but other than that the owner or every day driver had better get used to adjusting the rear view mirrors and winding the windows manually, and there isn’t even central locking. However, these features are available on a higher grade model although that adds an extra $6200 to the price tag. That aside, the LT Cruiser 70 represents good value at $75,780 in single-cab form. The doublecab lists at $79,380, while a station wagon variant with massive rear load space sits at $84,980. The test car was a single-cab model and its deck area was huge, long and wide. Although its depth wasn’t great, it served useful purpose when my wife left me a note to read – please trim the trees at the front of the property. That I did, and the Cruiser 70 easily accepted long branches and a wealth of foliage. Whereas Hilux from the Toyota stable will serve most recreational, farming and business operators well, the Cruiser 70 is there for the buyer who needs that extra ground clearance, greater towing ability, and the means to go just that little bit deeper into unknown off-road tracks.

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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, 10am 4pm, 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 Glentunnel Wednesday, 4-6pm Calling all skaters, come and enjoy the Summer Skate Jam series. These events are to encourage children and young people into skating with free gear hire and coaching from experienced skaters. Prizes up for grabs for the best trick competition where participants can show off their moves. Glentunnel School, Homebush Rd.

Easter Family Storytime Wednesday, 6-7pm Celebrate Easter with stories, songs and fun with an evening story time session. It will be aimed at 2-7 year olds but families and older children are also welcome. Leeston Library, 19 Messines St. Free but booking essential – visit www.selwynlibraries.co.nz Prebbleton Craft Group craft evening 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 and Springs Rds. Phone Kim 021 215 6164 or email Kim. strange@clear.net.nz for details. Gold coin donation. The Sheffield Book Exchange Sunday, 12-3pm Bring a book and exchange it for another. Donations of books are also welcome. Any questions, phone Michelle on 318 3000. Sheffield Hall, corner Railway Tce East and Wrights Rd.

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Singer songwriter Moana Maniapoto’s music is so interwoven with New Zealand’s identity, it has taken her from garage parties in South Auckland to exotic stages around the world. Led by Moana, “MY NAME IS MOANA” is an intimate, ninetyminute tribute to the ocean. Through an intoxicating mix of music, myth and anecdote, we discover and share our relationship with the ocean – and with each other.

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EGGCELENT: The Lincoln Farmers and Craft Market will have an Easter theme this Saturday, featuring the ever popular Easter egg hunt, other Easter-themed activities for the children, family lawn games, live music from Treena Wernham and more than 25 local produce, food and craft stalls. The market will be held from 10am to 1pm on the green beside Lincoln Library. ​

Markets this weekend The local markets have a lot on offer, from fresh produce to hand made crafts. West Melton Market: Saturday, 9am-12pm. St Paul’s Church. Leeston Market: Saturday 9.30-12.30pm. Ellesmere Cooperating Church, High St. Free entry. Lincoln Farmers’ and Craft Market: Saturday, 10am-1pm. Gerald St, Lincoln. Darfield Market: Saturday,

9am-1pm, opposite Challenge Darfield, South Tce. Running Groups The running groups aim to get like-minded members of the community fit and engaged with each other. All running groups have a handicapped start to cater for different abilities. Lincoln Road Runners: Tuesday registration from 5.30pm starts at 6pm. 3km or 6km. Starts at Lincoln University. Gold coin donations.

We are very excited to welcome Moana Maniapoto to The Laboratory on Monday 24th April for her Lincoln stop on the Arts On Tour New Zealand circuit.

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on the night and seats are limited, so do book a table by calling 325 3006 if you have purchased a ticket and want to ensure you get a great seat to dine while you enjoy the show.

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Fully insulated and double glazed for warmth. Three convenient sizes from $70 a week: Standard 3.6m x 2.4m, Large 4.2m x 2.4m Xtra-large 4.8m x 2.4m. Visit our website www.justcabins.co.nz for display cabin locations.

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lANDSCAPiNg Paving, Lawns, Irrigation, Decking, Fencing. Kanga & small digger services. Check out Squire Landscaping on facebook. FREE QUOTES. Ph Arthur 347-8796, 027 220-7014 Edwin 027 2207154 MASONRY DAMAgED MASONRY?? Rock and Blocks Work Ltd for all your brick, block and tile laying needs. Friendly service Licensed Building Practitioner phone Devon on 021 375-888 or 03 3295511 PAiNT See our unique range of 1/2 Ltr packs from only $1, 360 Ferry Rd, 7 Days PH 381 2012 RJB PluMBiNg Renovations, New Houses, Hot Water Cylinders, Kitchens Bathroom Upgrades, Laundries, General Maintenance Phone Mark 0278690026

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Our business is growing and we need someone to do those critical jobs that add value to what we do. We are looking to add value in areas of customer service, good data provided on time, quality systems and record management. We need you to check and process traffic monitoring records and deliver timely files. In general terms, the job is to carry out the office work associated with our relevant traffic counting contracts, in particular NZTA. Ideal skills include: • Excellent MS Office know-how, especially Word and Excel • Report formatting experience • An eye for detail and an ability to detect when the information does not look right • A numbers person • Great time management and organisation skills • Excellent communication capability This position is part time about 10 hours per week (spread over 3 weekdays – actual days of work to be agreed). Would you like to know more? For details about Agfirst http://www.agfirst.co.nz/engineering/traffic-monitoring/ For inquiries, or a detailed job description, about this position, contact Nicky, lincoln@agfirsttraffic.co.nz Have you got what we need? To apply, send your CV, no later than noon Thurs 13 April 2017 to lincoln@agfirsttraffic.co.nz

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Perfection in Prebbleton Come and fall in love with this stunning four-bedroom plus study home of exceptional quality. This home boasts three large living areas and the clever layout allows for access to bedrooms and living areas to be completely separate. The central kitchen is of a very high standard and includes a large walk in pantry. The bathrooms, fittings and fixtures are also of a very high standard and very spacious. Master bedroom has an extra-large walk through wardrobe and access to a private outdoor area that captures the morning sun. Set on an established and private 840m2 section with excellent indoor outdoor flow this property has it all.

PRICE: Neg Over $800,000 www.marealestate.co.nz/147

M-A MATSON & ALLAN REAL ESTATE LIMITED Andrew Taylor Contact: Mobile: 027 435 5930

If you are in the market for a home of exceptional quality look no further.

Email: andrew@marealestate.co.nz

15 Prebblewood Drive, Prebbleton

Viewing by appointment

We are delighted to introduce

‘Proudly supporting the Templeton RSA Poppy Trust”

Jo Barrett

Jo spent her early years in Christchurch and on Bank’s Peninsula, then began her working career in the banking sector. Being active in sports, the great outdoors and looking for adventure, this led Jo to a substantial career in the New Zealand Army where she attained the rank of Major. With a background in human resouces, administration, and finance she has a natural skill for listening to and understanding people. Jo’s combined interest of people, design/style, and real estate will ensure you receive an honest, approachable and fully committed service. Along with her various skills and qualifications Jo has lived in Rolleston since 2005 so has strong local area knowledge. Jo is motivated, enthusiastic and personable; she is looking forward to working with you and helping you achieve your property goals.

Call Jo today for a free no obligation appraisal of your home Phone 021 859 006 or email jo@marealestate.co.nz

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RURAL | LIFESTYLE | RESIDENTIAL

Licenced under REAA 2008

OPEN HOME

OPEN HOME

Space To Enjoy With Potential Plus

Greendale

Paradise Found

Whitecliffs

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

NEGOTIABLE

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.

NEGOTIABLE OPEN HOME Sunday, 1.30-2.00pm 384 Whitecliffs Road

www.pggwre.co.nz ID: DAR25725

Min Cookson B 03 341 4301 M 027 249 5417

Min Cookson B 03 341 4301 M 027 249 5417

Dream Of Building?

Springfield

Alpine Subdivision Opportunities

Castle Hill

Been looking for that affordable building platform then look no further than this flat, regular shaped, iconic kiwi quarter acre section situated in Albert Street, Springfield. With cheeky mountain views to the north, and in close proximity to a wide range of year round recreational activities, this property offers it all. Springfield is set within a farming community at the gateway to the Southern Alps. The rural service centre of Darfield which contains essential services and shopping is located just 22km away whilst the city of Christchurch and the international airport is an easy 60km commute.

$100,000

New subdivision located in the breath-taking Alpine Village of Castle Hill with magnificent views to the surrounding mountain ranges. Stage 2 titles available now, only two sections remaining. Stage 5 - 19 sections subject to final survey and the issue of titles, 12 already under offer or sold - only seven remaining. What could be better after a day exploring all this region has available, than relaxing and soaking up the fabulous mountain vistas from your very own alpine retreat? All services to the boundary, broadband and Spark cell phone coverage available.

PRICED FROM $145,000

www.pggwre.co.nz ID: DAR25488

Athol Earl

Sales Manager/Auctioneer M 027 437 6298

www.pggwre.co.nz ID: CHR2600980

Karen Hennessy B 03 341 4301 M 027 967 0186

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Karen Hennessy B 03 341 4301 M 027 967 0186

Min Cookson

Sam Davidson

Karen Hennessy

Wilton Atkins

John Hughes

M 027 249 5417

M 027 488 8269

M 027 967 0186

M 027 606 0660

M 021 455 488

Licensed REAA 2008

www.pggwre.co.nz ID: DAR25073

OPEN HOME Sunday, 12.00-12.30pm 924 Telegraph Road


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REAL ESTATE SPECIALISTS 8 James K Baxter Place, Addington

14 Boston Avenue, Hornby

Your Perfect Starter!

ONe MORe SOLD!

This little beauty flew out the door! One weekend of Open Homes and it was SOLD! Beautifully presented, it was a pleasure to market, and the vendors are delighted with the result achieved. We have one very pleased purchaser, but several who missed out. If you have a similar property that you are contemplating selling, call us now to find out how we can help you achieve the results you deserve. We offer a FULL service as well as FLEXIBLE fees.

32a Elizabeth Ave, Rakaia

A Lifestyle Choice

PRICeD TO SeLL!

If you’ve been holding off purchasing your new home in the hopes of finding something truly unique and special, look no further! This converted church hall could literally be the end of your search. Prepare to be wowed as soon as you step through the door of this funky, one-of-a-kind home. With 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, this lovely home represents great value for money. For more information and your chance to view, contact Mike or Trevor today.

eNquIRIeS OveR $419,000

Sleek, Chic & Priced To Go! Check this out! It’s all done, waiting for you and priced to fly! Offering the best of both worlds this classic character 3 bedroom bungalow has a traditional and timeless exterior yet has undergone extensive renovations to meet the demands of modern day living. A new kitchen

Chris Finnerty 021 274 6041

Trevor McIvor 027 444 2814

Nicola Curtis Administrator

OFFeRS OveR $320,000

Julz Sibbe Administrator

68 Rolleston Drive, Rolleston 0800 645 346 www.oneagencyres.co.nz Real Estate Specialists Ltd Licenced REAA (2008)

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Mike Goatley 027 249 5561

and bathroom, along with good sized open plan living and bedrooms provide comfort and versatility. In the sought after school zones for both Christchurch South Intermediate and Cashmere High, this is sure to please. Don’t delay, contact Mike today for more information.

MARKETED WITH DETERMINATION FOR VENDORS’ RELOCATION

Darfield

42 Stott Drive All the work’s been done in our feature property, an expansive family home which offers an amazing lifestyle without the prohibitive price tag! Located in a popular area within walking distance of the local primary and secondary schools, this immaculately presented home boasts five bedrooms (four doubles and one single), including a master accompanied by a well-appointed ensuite. The open plan kitchen/dining/living space is complemented by a separate formal lounge, with two heat pumps and a new log burner ensuring the entire area is warm and inviting 12-months of the year. Excellent indoor/outdoor flow promotes easy access to the fully-fenced grounds; a thoughtfully landscaped space that will delight those who love to entertain. Double internal access garaging plus a separate double garage and additional off-street parking complete the appeal. This is a home that loves a crowd; a warm and inviting property that was built to show and share! Great buying is assured, but immediate action is required – call me now for more information.

For Sale

Enquiries over $589,000 View Phone for viewing times www.bayleys.co.nz/551691

Jo McIntosh

M 027 384 4279 B 03 975 4559 jo.mcintosh@bayleys.co.nz Whalan and Partners Ltd, Bayleys, Licensed under the REA Act 2008

Sharlene Simon

M 027 555 0654 sharlene.simon@bayleys.co.nz Whalan and Partners Ltd, Bayleys, Licensed under the REA Act 2008

All companies within this composite are Members of Bayleys Realty Group

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Rolleston 101 Shillingford Boulevard • • • • • • •

4 bedrooms (master with ensuite and WIR) Open plan living area Separate lounge Excellent indoor-outdoor flow Walk-in pantry and double fridge space in kitchen 727m2 section Double internal access garage

4 A 2 F 2 I For Sale $585,000 View Saturday 3.30pm - 4.00pm www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22723 rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22723 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)

Open Home

Rolleston 1053 Goulds Road

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 Saturday 12.30pm - 1.00pm www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22835 rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22835 Dwayne Bloomfield 021 163 9874 Emma George 027 555 0568 Rolleston Office 03 347 9988 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd

LICENSED (REAA 2008)

Open Home

Rolleston 95 Rolleston Drive • • • • • •

A hop, skip & jump to Rolleston Town Square. Sunny, open plan dining & kitchen area. Adjacent separate formal lounge. 4 good sized bedrooms - all have their own heat pumps. 2 family bathrooms - one with a bath and one with a shower. Impressive driveway that has oodles of off-street parking.

• Superbly finished 3 double bedroom family home. • Generous open plan living incorporates two distinct spaces for dining and relaxing, making entertaining easy. • The spacious kitchen combines high quality appliances with an expansive tri stone bench - sure to thrill the home chef. • Overlooking a reserve - the location couldn’t be better!

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4A2C2F3I

For Sale $639,000 View by appointment www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22805 rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22805 Sarah Booth 027 527 8258 sarah.booth@raywhite.com Brendan ’Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733 brendan.shefford@raywhite.com Rolleston Office 03 347 9988 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

Open Home

4A2C2F2I For Sale Offers over $569,000 View Saturday 2.00pm - 2.30pm www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22812 rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22812 Brendan Shefford 027 224 4733 Sarah Booth 027 527 8258 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!

LICENSED (REAA 2008)

Open Home

Rolleston 68 Shillingford Boulevard

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!

4A2C2F2I For Sale Offers over $609,000 View Saturday 12.45 - 1.15 www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22781 rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22781 Leesa Booth 027 947 1200 Emma George 027 555 0568 Rolleston Office 03 347 9988 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd

LICENSED (REAA 2008)

Open Home

3A2F2I For Sale Offers over $519,000 View Monday 1.15pm - 1.45pm rwwestmelton.co.nz/RLL22766 www.rwwestmelton.co.nz/RLL22766 Melanie Elliott 027 635 2643 Sarah Booth 027 527 8258 West Melton Office 03 347 9933 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

Rolleston 50 Stonebrook Drive Sleek, smart & stylish new home • Fantastic, new 225m2 4 double bedroom home. • Sunny open plan living area + separate lounge enjoy indoor/ outdoor flow to the entertaining area. • Trendy kitchen + walk in pantry & an adjacent study nook. • Triple car garaging, log burner & 785m2 private rear section.

4A2C2F3I For Sale Offers over $599,000 View Saturday 12.45pm - 1.15pm rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22645 www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22645 Sarah Booth 027 527 8258 Brendan Shefford 027 224 4733 Rolleston Office 03 347 9988 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd

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Rolleston 10 Loeb Place • Beautiful 4 bedroom family home + 3 car garaging. • Flexible options provided by the interconnecting lounge, living & the sun drenched outdoor spaces. • Carefully planned kitchen, with tri-stone benchtops, quality appliances & plumbed double fridge space. • Don’t delay in viewing this stunning home - call now!

4A3E2F3I For Sale Offers over $639,000 View by appointment www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22793 rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22793 Brendan ’Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733 Sarah Booth 027 527 8258 Rolleston Office 03 347 9988 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd

Rolleston 45 Strauss Drive • • • • • •

4A2C2F2I

Stunning 4 double bedroom family home. Spacious & sunny open plan kitchen/dining/living area. Sleek modern kitchen with walk in pantry. Separate lounge is in the heart of the home. 765m2 section with expansive Kwila deck. Be sure to view this stylish & contemporary home now!

LICENSED (REAA 2008)

For Sale Offers over $659,000 View by appointment www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22792 rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22792 Leesa Booth 027 947 1200 Brendan ’Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733 Rolleston Office 03 347 9988 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd

LICENSED (REAA 2008)

Open Home

Rolleston 340 Dunns Crossing Road On the outskirts of the ever growing community of Rolleston, in the Newman Park sub division and close to the new West Rolleston School, this section is in an ideal location for the kids to walk to and from school. The section is 1018m2, offers great potential for north facing living and is located down a right of way. Titles are through, so don’t miss this opportunity, call now!

Rolleston 51 Bradbury Avenue For Sale Offers over $215,000 View by appointment www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22834 rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22834 Dwayne Bloomfield 021 163 9874 Leisa Webster 027 722 5537 Rolleston Office 03 347 9988 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd

4A2F2I

Packed top to toe with features this beautiful new 4 bedroom home is ready & waiting to be loved by you. Aspects to please include... a stylish kitchen, spacious walk in pantry, wellproportioned living areas, 2 sleek tiled bathrooms, ducted heat pump system in the kitchen/living/dining & lounge, fully fenced & lawned section - this is the home that you deserve!

LICENSED (REAA 2008)

For Sale Offers over $599,000 View Saturday 12.00pm - 12.30pm www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22843 rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22843 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)

Open Home

Rolleston 9 Lloyds Close Live a new Life on Lloyds There’s so much to love about this fantastic 4 bedroom home, quietly nestled in a cul-de-sac, on approximately 1105 sqm (inc ROW), within the intimate Lloyd Park sub-division which neighbours popular Levi Park. This home boasts many desired features for today’s busy family, including a superb open plan living space incorporating a sleek modern kitchen & sunny dining area, and a separate lounge, allowing you to close the door on the kid’s movies while you’re entertaining or to enjoy some quiet time. Both living spaces conveniently extend to the patios, with shelter from the rain & sun provided for in the main outdoor entertainment zone. The generous L shaped lawn wraps around the home, with ample room for the trampoline & swing set. Fully fenced, you’ll feel relaxed knowing the children & pets are safe & secure here. A great family bathroom with separate toilet, & ensuite off the master, makes life easy for all. This 3 year young home is all set up & ready for its next family, simply walk in & live your new life here.

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4 A 2 C 2 F 2 I

For Sale Offers over $589,000 View Saturday 1.00pm - 1.30pm www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22832 rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22832 Brendan ’Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733 brendan.shefford@raywhite.com Sarah Booth 027 527 8258 sarah.booth@raywhite.com Rolleston 03 347 9988 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)


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Open Home

Rolleston 14D Vivaldi Lane

Open Home

Prebbleton 20 Blakes Road

4A2C2F3I

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!

Visualise your future on Vivaldi 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 O/P living area & lounge both flow to an extensive Kwila deck & lawn. 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 O/S 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 + a heat pump. To top it all off, the home is situated on a 1065m2 (incl ROW) section off Lowes Road.

For Sale $635,000 View by appointment www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22817 rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22817 Brendan ’Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733 brendan.shefford@raywhite.com Sarah Booth 027 527 8258 sarah.booth@raywhite.com Rolleston Office 03 347 9988 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

Open Home

Prebbleton 16B Crown Close • • • • • •

Stunning, modern 4 bedroom family home. Open plan living/dining area. Separate formal lounge. Large tiled patio runs the length of the house. Landscaped, pristine, easy care lawns. Call now to view this stylish, contemporary home!

4/5 A 1 D 2 F 2 I

Deadline Sale 4pm, 27th April 2017 (unless sold prior) View Saturday 12.15pm - 12.45pm www.rwwestmelton.co.nz/RLL22822 rwwestmelton.co.nz/RLL22822 Leesa Booth 027 947 1200 leesa.booth@raywhite.com Brendan ’Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733 brendan.shefford@raywhite.com West Melton Office 03 347 9933 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

Open Home

4A2C2F2I For Sale $697,000 View Saturday 1.45pm - 2.15pm www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22801 rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22801 Emma George 027 555 0568 Dwayne Bloomfield 021 163 9874 Rolleston Office 03 347 9988 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd

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!

LICENSED (REAA 2008)

4A2C2F2I For Sale $790,000 View Saturday 1.30pm - 2.00pm www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22757 rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22757 Emma George 027 555 0568 Dwayne Bloomfield 021 163 9874 Rolleston Office 03 347 9988 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd

LICENSED (REAA 2008)

Open Home

Templeton 44 Bailey Street 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. This is a great starter property - act quickly to avoid disappointment!

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3A1F2I For Sale Offers over $399,000 View Saturday 1.15pm - 1.45pm www.rwwestmelton.co.nz/RLL22814 rwwestmelton.co.nz/RLL22814 Melissa Warrington 027 279 4362 Brendan ’Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733 West Melton Office 03 347 9933 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

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

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

3A2C1F2I By Negotiation View by appointment www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22777 rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22777 Emma George 027 555 0568 emma.george@raywhite.com Rolleston Office 03 347 9988 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd

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West Melton 36 Shepherd Avenue Designed to take full advantage of the expansive rural views out towards the Southern Alps, this magnificent 332m2 residence, boasts an enviable position on a 4235m2 section in prestigious Preston Downs. 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. Call now to view!

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5598m2 of idyllic country living 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 $999,000 View Saturday 11.30am - 12.00pm rwwestmelton.co.nz/RLL22795 www.rwwestmelton.co.nz/RLL22795 Sarah Booth 027 527 8258 sarah.booth@raywhite.com Brendan ’Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733 brendan.shefford@raywhite.com West Melton Office 03 347 9933 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

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Deadline Sale all offers presented 20 April 2017 at 4.00pm (unless sold prior) View Saturday 10.30am - 11.00am www.rwwestmelton.co.nz/RLL22826 rwwestmelton.co.nz/RLL22826 Sarah Booth 027 527 8258 sarah.booth@raywhite.com Brendan ’Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733 brendan.shefford@raywhite.com West Melton Office 03 347 9933 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

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West Melton 394 Halkett Road • • • • • •

5.1 hectares 4 bedrooms + office/5th bedroom 2 bathrooms & 3 toilets large loft above over-size double garage Extra 3 car garaging/lock-up sheds with 3 phase power Extensive irrigation system

4A2F5I For Sale By Negotiation View by appointment www.rwwestmelton.co.nz/RLL22789 rwwestmelton.co.nz/RLL22789 Melanie Elliott 027 635 2643 Brendan ’Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733 West Melton Office 03 347 9933 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

Springston 482 Bethels Road • • • • • • •

4 hectares 4 bedrooms + study (master with ensuite) 2 bathrooms 3 car garaging 6 bay shed (1 bay enclosed with concrete floor) 3 large paddocks Water & electric fencing to paddocks

4 A 2 F 3 I For Sale Offers over $799,000 plus GST (if any) View Saturday 1.15pm - 1.45pm www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22536 rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22536 Angela Hunt 021 548 777 angela.hunt@raywhite.com Rolleston Office 03 347 9988 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

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Leeston 3 Greenan Place • Warm and inviting 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom family home. • The functional kitchen is the hub of the home and overlooks the open plan dining/ living area, flowing through to a separate lounge, giving you plenty of options for entertaining. • The home is perfectly orientated for the sun and has seamless indoor/outdoor flow to the lovely 806m2 section.

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Darfield 13 Kimberley Road Located in the popular township of Darfield, is this three bedroom home that offers a sought after 1/4 acre section, perfect for extra vehicles, pets and kids. The home itself is very tidy but has scope for you to redecorate, really make it your own and add value. Within easy walking distance to shops, schools & parks, you can’t go wrong with the location either.

3A1F1I For Sale $355,000 View by appointment www.rwwestmelton.co.nz/RLL22839 rwwestmelton.co.nz/RLL22839 Melissa Warrington 027 279 4362 Brendan ’Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733 Rolleston Office 03 347 9933 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)


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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 Michael Robb - 22.5 ha of land, with approx 15ha of irrigation Mobile 027 436 7106 Office 03 929 0306 - Great range of sheds and 2 car garaging

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WEB ID DFU55171 BUYERS DARFIELD 11 Mcilraith Street VIEW Saturday 15 Apr 1.00 - 1.30pm Located on a quiet tree lined street in Darfield, is this permanent material home set on a generous quarter acre section. Featuring 4 bedrooms that all lead off a sunny north facing hallway/sunroom. Modern kitchen with open plan dining leads through to a large living area with logburner and external access through French doors to private patio. Large family bathroom with separate toilet and shower with tile flooring throughout. Gareth Cox Outside the property enjoys a private backyard plus Mobile 021 250 9714 Office 03 929 0306 single car garaging at the front.

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This quality 4.37ha lifestyle block with a family home that has been extensively renovated over the last 12 months, is beautifully positioned amongst established trees and gardens, and topped off with a quality additional dwelling. The brand new modern kitchen is the centre of the home and the open plan living/dining area flows around the kitchen. The living areas are all north facing, with excellent flow to the outside deck area, providing further options for living or entertaining. The land is fenced into 4 horse safe paddocks with a full water reticulation system. The hard work is done. VIEW By Appointment

Nestled in the heart of Rolleston Township is this superb, rural hideaway set on 1.26 hectares of prime, residential zoned land. Featuring a substantial 5 bedroom home set in established grounds, with an open plan kitchen and two north facing living areas that open out to a private patio, providing excellent outdoor living. French doors open through to a large separate formal lounge. Modern family bathroom plus ensuite and walk in wardrobe off the master bedroom. Internal access double garage. Outbuildings include a 3 bay pole shed, with one bay fully enclosed. VIEW By Appointment

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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 the kids to run around on a great-sized 664m2 section. Situated in such a handy location with local shops at the corner, easy access to public transport and good schools close-by, this really is a great starter for many. VIEW By Appointment

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

New over 55s show home opens in Rolleston A new show home with a difference has just opened in Rolleston. It is part of the Mary Brittan Lifestyle Village that is being constructed for people over 55 years. Named after the last Canterbury provincial superintendent William Rolleston’s wife and local politician, the concept behind the Mary Brittan Lifestyle Village is a little different. The brainchild of Mike Greer Homes, the village’s residents will have freehold ownership. There will be a site manager who will look after refuse, window washing and maintenance, adding another layer of security to the fenced and gated complex. The ability to on-sell and receive capital gain will no doubt be attractive to many people wanting to downsize to a community setting.

A sister to Mike Greer Homes’ Barton Fields complex in Lincoln, the starting price for a 115-square metre duplex is $399,000 for a two bedroom single level unit with no deposit and completion in six months’ time. The two bedroom show home gives a feel for the size and layout of the units. Like the other floor plans available, this design has open plan living where there is separate dining, living and kitchen areas including an island and the latest appliances. All bathrooms will have fully tiled wet shower areas plus a bath option, vanity and toilet making them suitable for people with accessibility issues; along with separate toilets with hand basins and linen cupboards. Space is used efficiently in all four designs. The extra spacious single garages have laundry alcoves and room for storing bicycles and other possessions. Each unit also has a study nook while the two-storey units will have an ensuite and walk-in robe off the main bedroom and a second bathroom for the other bedrooms, along with a separate toilet downstairs. Outdoors, the units will have private courtyards and landscaped garden areas sitting within a larger park-like setting. The show home illustrates the attractive high quality finish and colour palette, and added features such as stone and aggregate concrete that will be common to all units. In the heart of the village, the planned multifunctional Mary Brittan Lodge will house media, function and multi-purpose areas. All the residents will own this facility, giving them a place to gather, use for private functions, and participate in community activities like Yoga, or a visit from a hairdresser or medical practitioner. The Mary Brittan Lifestyle Village is accessed via Mary Brittan Road at 23 Lowes Road, a comfortable 500 metre walk from the Rolleston town centre. For more information visit: www. marybrittanvillas.co.nz.

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Show homes the ultimate way to shop around Across the selwyn district, we are blessed with an extensive array of very good quality show homes. Building companies build show homes to demonstrate their workmanship, display innovative design ideas and present a snapshot into a new and luxurious lifestyle, featuring all the latest in materials, fittings and fixtures. A show home can inspire you in a way nothing else can. You can absorb the ambiance they present and admire the

innovative techniques, new materials and technology. You can ask questions, take notes and compare. You can see at a glance features you would love to emulate or would avoid when building your home. Best of all, you ;will see the building companies’ attention to detail. Show homes are the perfect way to get

a good idea of pricing, discover good quality and value, learn about superior use of space, future-proofing, ongoing maintenance and long-term returns. So what are you waiting for? Check out our maps, grab a notepad and pencil and begin the exciting project of building your own home.

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.

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Four things you MUST do before buying a home Buying a home is a big deal. It’s likely to be the most expensive thing you buy, and it can be a complicated legal process. It’s even tougher in a hot market, where there is a lot of competition for a limited number of properties. It might be tempting to take a few shortcuts, but failing to do things properly could cause more problems later. Here are our top four tasks for home buyers. 1. Research the property The real estate agent selling the property acts on behalf of the seller, however they are also required to tell you everything they know about the property. They must respond professionally to all your enquiries and not withhold any details. Remember that you still need to do your own due diligence. That means getting a title search so you can find out all the facts about the property’s ownership, boundary and access, as held by Land Information New Zealand (LINZ). It’s a good idea to get a Land Information Memorandum

(LIM), which shows information held by the local council about the property and land. For valuable feedback on the property’s condition, get a report done by an inspector who has professional indemnity insurance and carries out their work in accordance with the New Zealand Property Inspection Standard. Although this all costs money, it will save you more in the long term. Sellers may occasionally provide some of this information for you. If this happens, check that it is up-to-date. 2. Get legal advice Buying property is expensive, and it can cost even more if something goes wrong. That’s why it’s important to get legal advice

before you sign anything. A lawyer will handle all the paperwork involved in the process, including the title search, and offer impartial advice. If you don’t have a lawyer, the New Zealand Law Society can help you find one at propertylawyers.org. nz. 3. Understand the sale process There are several methods of buying and selling property, for example, tender or auction. It’s important to understand the process for the property you are buying. Practices can vary between agencies so make sure you confirm details with them. The Home Buyer’s Guide at buyingahome. reaa.govt.nz has more helpful advice.

4. Read the sale and purchase agreement and understand what it means The sale and purchase agreement is your contract with the seller. It is crucial to read it very carefully and get legal advice before you sign. You can negotiate the terms and conditions of an agreement, but once you sign it, there’s no going back. Want more free and independent advice on buying a property? Check out the Home Buyers’ Guide at buyingahome. reaa.govt.nz. If you still have questions, call the Real Estate Agents Authority (REAA) on 0800 367 7322 (please call 04 471 8930 from a mobile phone).

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HOON HAY 49 Rowley Ave

ROLLESTON 22 Blue Jean Avenue

KAIAPOI 12 Fairweather Crescent

ROLLESTON 27 Kinglear Drive

Sat 15th April, 11am -11.30am, 3 bed, 1 bthrm, 2 car on 612m2 section. Offers over $399,000 Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/ RLL22823 Saturday 15 April 2.30-3.15pm 3 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 1 living, 2 car gge, 683m2 section. Deadline Sale: all offers presented 2pm on 9 May (USP) www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1648Harcourts Rolleston – Kaye 027 686 6941

LEESTON 3 Greenan Place

Sat 15th April, 2.15pm -2.45pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms,2 toilets, 2 car garaging. Offers over $479,000, Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22824

PHILLIPSTOWN 1/10 Percy Street

Sat 15th April, 12.15pm – 12.45pm, 4 Bed, 2 Bthrms, 2 Car, 757m2 Section. Deadline sale, Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/ RLL22822

Sat 15th April, 12.45pm to 1.15pm, 4bed, 2 bthrm, 3car, 1257m2 section Offers over $599,000, Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22645

SPRINGSTON 482 Bethels Road

ROLLESTON 50 Stonebrook Drive

ROLLESTON 47 Strauss Drive

Sat 15th April 1pm – 1.30pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms, 2 car, 1105 m2 section Offers over $589,000, Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/ RLL22832

PREBBLETON 4 Florin Place

ROLLESTON 45 Strauss Drive

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ROLLESTON 37 Masefield Drive

ROLLESTON 48 Overbury Crescent

ROLLESTON 10 Dunlop Cres

Sat 15th April, 3.30pm – 4pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms, 2 car, 727m2 section $585,000, Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22723 Sat 15th April, 1.15pm – 1.45pm, 4 bed, + study 2 bthrms, 3 car on 4 Hectres Offers over $799,000+ Ray White Rolleston www. rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22536

WEST MELTON 5 Manna Place

Sat 15th April, 10.30am – 11am, 4 bed, 2 bthrm, 2 toilets, 3 car garaging Deadline Sale, Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/ RLL22826

WEST MELTON 36 Shepherd Avenue

Sat 15th April, 11.30am – 12pm, 4 Bed, 2 Bthrms, 3 Car, 332m2 on 4235m2 Section Offers over $999,000, Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22795

Sat 15th April, 1.30pm – 2pm, 4 Bed, 2 Bthrms, 3 toilets, 2 Car, 700m2 Section. $790,000, Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22757

Sat 15th April, 1.30pm, - 2pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms, sep laundry, 2 car, 765m2 section Offers over $659,000, Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22792

Sat 15th April, 1.45pm – 2.15pm, 4 bed, study nook, 2 bthrms, 2 car, on 552m2. $697,000, Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/ RLL22801

Sat 15th April, 1.30pm – 2pm, 5 bed, 2 bthrms, 5 car on 3464m2 section Offers over $899,000, Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22750

Saturday 15 April, 11.45am-12.30pm1 bdrm, 1 bthrm, 1 living, 4.233 hectares $690,000 www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1546 Harcourts Rolleston – Fergus 027 608 4768

Sat 15thh April, 1.45pm – 2.15pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms, sep laundry, 3 car on 1080m2 section Offers over $749,000 Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22833

WEST MELTON 28 Rotherham Drive,

Sat 15th April, 11am – 11.30am, 4 bed, 2 bthrms, Sep laundry, 3 car on 785m2 section Offers over $569,000, Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22790

ROLLESTON 51 Bradbury Avenue

Sat 15th April, 12pm – 12.30pm, 4 bed , 2 bthrms, Sep Laundry,2 car on 613m2 section Offers over $599,000, Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22843

ROLLESTON 3 Bavaria Drive

Sat 15th April, 12pm – 12.30pm, 5 bed, 2 bthrms sep laundry, 2 car, 947m2 section By Negotation, Ray White Rolleston www. rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22738

ROLLESTON 95 Rolleston Drive

Sat 15th April, 2pm – 2.30pm, 4 Bed, 2 Bthrms, 2 Car, Sep laundry, 764m2 Section Offers over $569, 000 Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22804

ROLLESTON 70 Quartz Drive

Sat 15th April, 2.30pm – 3pm, 3 bed, inslab heating, built 2014 on 383m2 Offers over $479,000. Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22786

WEST MELTON 4/1132 Old West Coast Road,

Saturday 15 April, 1.00-1.30pm4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 4 car gge, 1321m2 section $799,000 www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1631Harcourts Rolleston – Fergus 027 608 4768

WIGRAM 148 Kittyhawk Ave

Sat 15th April, 11am – 11.30am, 3 Bed, 2 Bthrms, W/I Pantry, 2 Car, 208m2 Section Offers over $625,000 Ray White Rolleston www. rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22829

GREENDALE 924 Telegraph Road

HUNTSBURY 1/31a Huntsbury Avenue, ROLLESTON 61 Masefield Drive,

WEST MELTON 525 Old West Coast

ILAM 15 Powell Cres

Sun 16 April 12.00-12.30pm, 3 beds, 2 bthrm on 10.135ha Negotiable Plus GST DAR25073 PGG Wrightson Real Estate, Ph Min Cookson 027 249 5417

Monday 17 April 3.15-4.00pm3 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 1 living, 2 car gge$709,000 www.harcourts. co.nz ID#RL1597Harcourts Rolleston – Richard 027 777 8080

Sunday 16 April 2-3pm Location Plus Potential – 4ha, four bedrooms, good fencing, own well and septic systemAuction (Unless Sold Prior)1.00pm, Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 411 Blenheim Road, Christchurch LEE25717PGG Wrightson Real Estate, Ph John Hughes 021 455 488 or Wilton Atkins 027 606 0660

WHITECLIFFS 384 Whitecliffs Road

Sunday 16 April 1.30-2pm Paradise Found - Permanent-material home, open plan, three bedrooms, lovely garden, great veggie patch, fruit trees, attached car port, many small sheds $350,000 DAR25725PGG Wrightson Real Estate, Ph Min Cookson 027 249 5417

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Sat 15th April, 2.30pm – 3pm. 4 bed plus 1 bedroom cottage, 3 bthrms, 2 car 1292m2 section Offers over $799,000, Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22815

ROLLESTON 101 Shillingford Boulevard

ROLLESTON 9 Lloyds Close

PREBBLETON 20 Blakes Road

ROLLESTON 740 East Madisons Road

Sat 15th April, 12,30pm – 1pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms 2 car, 849m2 section Offers over $539,000, Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/ RLL22835

Sat 15th April, 12.45pm, - 1.15pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms, w/i pantry, 2 car, 600m2 land. Offers over $609,000, Ray White Rolleston www. rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22781

Sat 15th April, 2.45pm – 3.15pm, 3 bed, 1 bthrm, large courtyard, single garage. Offers over $289,000, Ray White Rolleston www. rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22758

saTurday

Sat 15th April, 12.15pm – 12.45pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms, Sep laundry, 2 car on 757m2 section By Negotation, Ray White Rolleston www. rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22813

Mon 17th April, 12pm – 12.30pm, 6 bed, 1 bthrm, 2 car, 637m2 section By Negotiation, Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/ RLL22701

KAIAPOI 12 Fairweather Crescent,

Monday 17 April 2.30-3.15pm3 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 1 living, 2 car gge, 683m2 section Deadline Sale: all offers presented 2pm on 9 May (USP) www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1648Harcourts Rolleston – Kaye 027 686 6941

PREBBLETON 26A Lindsay Drive,

Monday 17 April 2.15-2.45pm4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 3+ car gge, 921m2 section Auction 10.30am, 11 May (USP) www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1649 Harcourts Rolleston – Richard 027 777 8080

Monday 17 April 12.15-1.00pm4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 2 car gge, 953m2 section Deadline Sale: all offers presented 4pm on 3 May (USP) www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1646Harcourts Rolleston – Shona 027 229 3657

ROLLESTON 68 Shillingford Boulevard

Mon 17th April, 1.15pm – 1.45pm, 3 bed, 2 bthrms, 2 car, 407m2 section Offers over $519,000, Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22766

ROLLESTON 17 Goldrush Lane,

Monday 17 April 1.15 -2.45pm 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 2 car gge, 1019m2 section $699,000 www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1630Harcourts Rolleston – Richard (Taitie) 027 777 8080

WEST MELTON 3 Dalton Way,

Monday 17 April 12.00-12.45pm 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 2 car gge, 2025m2 section $1,075,000 www.harcourts.co.nzID#RL1625Harcourts Rolleston – Richard 027 777 8080

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

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


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3 Elizabeth Street Rolleston

28 Rotherham Drive West Melton 4

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Excellent Entry Level on Elizabeth!

Four Car Garaging in West Melton

View at: fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1644 Natalie McLean 027 943 6413

View at: fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1631 Fergus Spain – 027 608 4768

This executive home features a designer kitchen with walk in pantry, 4 bedrooms, 2 living and 2 tiled bathrooms, all set on a 1321 m2 section in prestigious Gainsborough. The attached 2 car garage and separate 2 car garage ensure there is plenty of storage.

Outstanding buying! Generous family-sized section this beautifully presented home enjoys all day sun. Stay warm inside with a pellet fire, heat transfer system & heat pump. Double carport and double garage set up as a studio/man cave offers options.

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27 Rosamond Way Rolleston

3 Dalton Way West Melton 4

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How Can This Be?

From the moment you step through the front door, the clever use of light and placement of amenities ushers you forth into a myriad of possibility. Every aspect of this home has been methodically conceptualized. This home is situated at its well-heeled address in one of West Melton’s premiere neighbourhoods. View at: fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1625 Richard Tait (Taitie) – 027 777 8080

Where do I start! 3 bedroom, ensuite, fully fenced section, off-street parking, good sized living and sensible rear garden with BBQ area. Don’t let this slip through your fingers. Viewing strictly by appointment. View at: fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1642 Richard Tait 027 777 8080 | Caine Hopcroft 027 330 1002

Deadline Sale

For Sale $699,000

177 & 181 Brookside Road Rolleston

1/31a Huntsbury Avenue Huntsbury

All offers presented 26th April 2017 (unless sold prior)

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Prime Rolleston Location

NOT A MISPRINT - 1.6185 hectare parcel of prime residential land, zoned Living 1 in the heart of Rolleston. Can you risk not being part of the predicted growth in the Selwyn Region?

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With the busy lifestyles we lead these days imagine coming home and sitting on the deck with a cold one or a book or perhaps both, enjoying the peace and serenity of your 4 level home. Great views and a quiet road make for a great escape. View at: fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1597 Richard Tait (Taitie) – 027 777 8080

View at: fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1640 Katie Harrison 021 135 0887

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We’re your locals. Have a wonderful

Ross Mitchell 027 222 9495

Richard Tait 027 777 8080

Katie Harrison 021 135 0887

Fergus Spain 027 608 4768

Shona Robb 027 229 3657

Mary Westwood Natalie McLean Yolanda Smith 027 321 0569 021 557 731 027 943 6413

Rolleston Office Shop 13, Rolleston Square . 03 347 4711

Eddie McLean 027 600 4007

Kaye Isaacs 027 686 6941

Caine Hopcroft 027 330 1002

fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz

Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Selwyn Times 11-04-17  

Selwyn Times 11-04-17

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