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Fallen mates in John’s thoughts „„ By Tom Doudney AT 15, John Carr felt “very, very lucky” stepping ashore in Belfast, Northern Ireland, after the sinking of his merchant navy oil tanker, The Stratford in the Atlantic Ocean during World War 2. Now 92, and Templeton RSA’s oldest returned serviceman, Mr Carr’s thoughts will drift back to those years and his fallen comrades on Anzac Day. He remembers well the night in September 1940 when his ship was hit by a torpedo while travelling in a convoy on the way to Jamaica. “It was about midnight, we were asleep in our cabin and there was an almighty thud which woke us all up. I looked out of a porthole and I saw a reflection of flame and I thought it was another merchant ship in the convoy but it was us on fire because we had oil bunkers and we had been hit there,” Mr Carr said. •Turn to page 4

SERVICEMAN: John Carr’s ship was torpedoed while travelling in a convoy in World War 2. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

Speed limits could be changed „„ By Tom Doudney THE SPEED limits on Selwyn’s roads will be reviewed over the next six weeks. The review will cover all district council-controlled roads but exclude the state highways, which are controlled by the New Zealand Transport Agency. Weedons Residents Association chairman John McKim made a deputation to Wednesday’s district council meeting to express concern on the condition of Maddisons Rd and the speed of vehicles using it. He was informed that the possibility of reducing the speed limit on the road from 100km/h to a lower speed, potentially 80km/h, would be looked at as part of the review. Weedons Reserve Committee members and Templeton residents have also expressed concern about Maddisons Rd recently. Mr McKim said he was pleased a speed limit reduction would be looked into. “Within [the last] four months we have had four fairly serious accidents,” he said. •Turn to page 7


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Tuesday April 18 2017 FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK

THE JOHN Carr’s of this world have seen and experienced things many of us hopefully will never have to. Seventy-six years ago John’s merchant ship was torpedoed during the early stages of World War 2. Not everyone on board survived, but John, then 15 made it to the safety of Belfast, Northern Ireland. Now 92, he is the Templeton RSA’s oldest returned serviceman. Reporter Tom Doudney interviewed him (page 1) and reports back that John is a cherry bloke, looking forward to another Anzac Day next Tuesday. John went on to join the Royal Navy and saw action right through to the end of the war, which of course was a great relief. “We were still alive, that was the thing. We had come through it.” That says it all. – Barry Clarke

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News Rolleston to get 24/7 policing „„ By Tom Doudney SELWYN’S POLICE presence will be boosted in the next 12 months with the Rolleston police station to be staffed 24/7 and extra officers to be based there. For the first time a senior sergeant will also be based permanently in the district, at Rolleston. Currently Senior Sergeant Pete Stills, based at Hornby, overseas police operations in Selwyn. Rolleston will be one of the first 20 towns in the country Lane Todd to receive extra resourcing to ensure a police officer will be on patrol and on call at all hours of the day. The news came as part of Police Commissioner Mike Bush’s announcement on the Government’s $500 million Safer Communities package on Wednesday. The package included a target of having 95 per cent of New Zealanders within 25km of patrolling police 24 hours a day. Commissioner Bush also revealed how many new staff would

EXTRAS: The Rolleston police station will accommodate extra officers, including a senior sergeant, as it moves to 24/7 operations within the next 12 months. ​

be allocated to each region, with 70 heading to Canterbury. Canterbury metro commander Superintendent Lane Todd said police wanted to provide enhanced services for rural communities and Rolleston would help deliver on that. “We see this as a huge benefit not only for the community but also in enhancing our rural capability,” he said. Rolleston’s growing population and the potential for increased crime had also been a factor in the decision. Currently there are eight officers, including two sergeants, based at Rolleston, and three

officers each at the Darfield, Lincoln and Leeston stations. Officers work daytime hours during the week with some late night shifts over the weekend. Superintendent Todd said it was not known at this stage how many extra officers would be based at Rolleston and it was yet to be decided who the senior sergeant would be. The plans were for the Rolleston station to begin operating 24/7 within the next 12 months, the senior sergeant appointed within the next six months and the other new officers on the beat by Christmas. It was not known whether

any additions would need to be made to the station to accommodate the extra staff. Senior Sergeant Stills said staff were already being called out to a number of after hours incidents and having officers on duty 24 hours would be an advantage. “It’s often crashes or traffic incidents, stock on the road, or family harm matters,” he said. Selwyn MP Amy Adams said the changes at Rolleston were welcome news. “This will give our community more confidence that help is on hand, and will ensure fewer victims of crime in Selwyn,” she said.

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In Brief ART GALLERY GRANT The group behind a proposed new community art gallery in Leeston has been granted $20,000 by the district council to go towards the first year’s lease. The group had been seeking $30,000. DAIRY AWARD FINALIST Hororata farm manager Kerry Higgins has made the finals of the annual New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards. Mr Higgins, 32, is a finalist in the dairy manager of the year category. SUBDIVISION A planning hearing for an application by Omana Trustee Ltd to subdivide land in Rolleston will take place at the district council headquarters on May 24. The company wants to create 191 residential lots by subdividing land on Branthwaite Drive and Lincoln Rolleston Rd. KIRWEE RESERVE A proposal to irrigate Kirwee Reserve using the Central Plains Water Scheme, when Stage 2 is completed, was approved at Wednesday’s district council meeting. The reserve is currently irrigated from the township water supply, sourced from underground wells but exceeds its allocated amount under Kirwee’s water metering system.


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News Racism experiences inspire speech AN ELLESMERE College student who observed racism after moving from the Philippines to New Zealand has earned a place in the semi-finals of a national race relations speech competition. Fylgia Romero, 16, secured her semi-final place after taking part in the North Canterbury regional heats of the annual Race Unity Speech Awards competition run by the Human Rights Commission. She was one of two from those heats selected for the semi-finals in Auckland on May 12. If she is successful there she will be in the final the following day. In her speech, Together With You Aotearoa, Fylgia said she believed that people could fight racism through acknowledging but understanding the differences that we have, and that changes could only be made by showing love. “Love is the extraordinary kind of ordinary,” she said. Fylgia was born in the Philippines in the highly urbanised city of Cebu which has 2900 people per square kilometre, compared with Selwyn’s 6.9 people per

SERVICE: John Carr’s war medals. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN TAKING INSPIRATION: Fylgia Romero’s speech based on personal experiences with racism has earned her a place in the semi finals of a national competition. ​

square kilometre. She moved to Ellesmere in 2013. Her father is a dairy farm worker and the move was in search of a better life. Since the move, Fylgia has experienced some low level bullying in the form of comments about Asians, while family members have experienced workplace racial discrimination. These personal experiences, together with those of her friends were inspiration for her speech. Fylgia hopes to pursue a career in the medical field after leaving

school. Last year she gained an NCEA level one excellence endorsement and was awarded an Ellesmere College Academic Blue. A skilled pianist, Fylgia plays piano in an Ellesmere College Filipino music group entitled “1896”. The name of the group marks the beginning of the Filipino revolution against the Spanish. Fylgia’s speech making coach is Ellesmere College English teacher Karen Evans.

Fallen comrades remembered •From page 1 “Two people in the engine room were killed outright and we took to a lifeboat. It was very, very cold.” Some of the crew were suffering from hypothermia by the time they were picked up a few hours later by a naval vessel. In May, 1943, when he was 18, Mr Carr joined the British Royal Navy with which he served for the remainder of the war. In April, 1945, his naval party landed in Ostend, Belgium, as the Allies pushed towards victory. “We stayed in Holland for a while and fed the children, they were starving to death, and we went right through to Germany. Our object was to take the Blohm & Voss U-Boat yards in Hamburg which we did because we thought the Russians might have been

coming down the Elbe river and taking all the secrets of the Germans,” Mr Carr said. “We were successful, we got all that, and I stayed in Hamburg for nearly two years after. I was in Hamburg for the Armistice Day and all that.” He remembered the end of the war as a great relief. “We were still alive, that was the thing. We had come through it.” After the war, Mr Carr and his wife emigrated from the United Kingdom to New Zealand and he joined the newly formed Royal New Zealand Navy. Anzac Day still meant a great deal to him. He said it was important that the children of today were aware of what they had been fighting for – freedom and democracy.

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Passchendaele war display in Prebbleton „„ By Tom Doudney A WORLD War 1 Anzac display in Prebbleton has been updated this year to commemorate the events of 1917. The Prebbleton Heritage group is holding annual Anzac Day displays each year from 2014 to 2018 to mark the centenary of World War 1. Photos, models, weapons, diaries, memorabilia and written accounts are included. The Battle of Passchendaele, the Egyptian Expeditionary Force and field hospitals are the new topics covered in this year’s display, which Daphne will be open at McAven Prebbleton Hall, from Saturday until Anzac Day, 10am-4pm. Entry is free but donations are accepted to help cover costs. Prebbleton Heritage member Daphne McAven said last year’s display had been popular attracting about 400 to 500 people

HISTORY: New Zealand soldiers on the march in Passchendaele. Left – Machine guns will again form part of the Prebbleton Heritage Anzac display.

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Anzac Day services in Selwyn District Services, parades and wreath laying ceremonies will be held at various locations around Selwyn for Anzac Day. Burnham: 6am at the army camp gates, dawn parade, address and wreath laying ceremony. Darfield: 8.45am at the war memorial, wreath laying followed by service at Trinity Church. Dunsandel: 8.30am at the war memorial, wreath laying ceremony. Glentunnel: 9.30am at Glentunnel Community Centre, service followed by wreath laying ceremony. Hororata: 11am at St John’s Church, service followed by wreath laying at the war memorial. Kowai: Service follows Springfield’s ceremony. Leeston: 10.30am at the Leeston rugby pavilion, service followed by parade to cenotaph and wreath laying. Lincoln: 2pm at Lincoln Event Centre, service followed by wreath laying ceremony. Mead: 9am at Mead Hall

Memorial gates, wreath laying ceremony. Prebbleton: 9am at the war memorial, wreath laying ceremony. Rolleston: 10.50am at Rolleston Community Centre, parade; 11am at the War Memorial Clock Tower, service and wreath laying. Sheffield: 8am at the cenotaph, wreath laying ceremony. Springfield: 11am at Tawera Memorial Hall, service followed by wreath laying at the war memorial. Springston: 10.20am at Springston School, parade; 10.30am at Springston Hall, service followed by wreath laying at the war memorial. Tai Tapu: 8.30am at Tai Tapu School, flag raising and service; 9am at the war memorial, wreath laying. Templeton: 10.45am at the corner of Bicknor St and Banks St, parade to the RSA, 11am service at memorial gardens. West Melton: 10am at the war memorial, service followed by wreath laying ceremony.


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Speed limits could change •From page 1 “There was one in which a car hit a telegraph pole and caught fire and another one which involved two cars and with one of them the only thing you could tell was that it was blue – it was virtually impossible to work out what sort of car it was because it was so badly damaged.” Mr McKim said the road was too narrow to support so many vehicles going at 100km/h and it was in poor condition due to the high usage. He had recently borrowed some speed measuring equipment and clocked cars travelling down the road at more than 120km/h and B Sam Broughton train trucks going 110km/h. “The road is just getting ripped to pieces,” he said. Mayor Sam Broughton said it was important that the district council took into account the thoughts of residents who lived on roads, not just the motorists that used them. “We want an efficient network and being able to travel at

THE FLOW: The waters of the Selwyn River crept back over formerly dry gravel following recent rainfall.

Selwyn River flowing under SH1 bridge SIGNIFICANT rainfall in recent weeks has seen the Selwyn/ Waikirikiri River flowing under the State Highway 1 bridge again – a rare sight during the last three years which have been dominated by drought. Strong currents in the headwaters allowed the river to flow about 30km across the plains. By the start of last week, more than six billion litres of water had flowed down the river, with around five billion of that seeping through the gravels and into the

groundwater system. Environment Canterbury expects the river to dry up again in the next few weeks but this flow is expected to make it easier for the river to fill up again with smaller rain events in autumn, winter and spring. ECan says the increased flow is good news for the health of the river and if it leads to the headwaters fully reconnecting with Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere it could help any eels in the flood flows trying to make their way to the sea.

IN FOCUS: Weedons residents are concerned about the speed and number of vehicles using Maddisons Rd.

100km/h is important for people who need to get places but taking road safety, the width of our roads, the appropriateness of heavy trucks and the numbers on a particular roads certainly needs to be taken into account.” Mr Broughton said roads between Selwyn and Christchurch were often the ones where speed limits were the greatest concern. Senior Sergeant Pete Stills said changes made in 2015 when speed limits were reduced from 100km/h to 80km/h on Shands Rd and others around Prebbleton appeared to have reduced crash numbers, based

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June Burney Our People Making music and baking biscuits Lincoln resident June Burney is heavily involved in the community through music and the local farmers and craft market, of which she is a committee member. She spoke to Tom Doudney about her cookie business, the song she wrote after the February 2011 earthquake and the loss of community spirit which led to her move from England When did you start your business, June B Cookies? Probably about four years ago. It really started because in the early stages after I came to New Zealand I was really ill and developed a lot of food intolerances, so as a result I had to cook everything from scratch and this is a recipe I developed as a treat for myself. My husband, Ian, used to eat my cookies so I thought ‘why not make it available to other people who have similar intolerances to myself?’ What do you think led you to

IN THE COMMUNITY: June Burney sometimes performs music at the Lincoln Farmers and Craft Market, in addition to selling her cookies there.

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develop those intolerances in New Zealand? I think I had always had them to a limited extent but when I was really ill with endometriosis and lost heaps of weight the intolerances blew out of all proportion really. Before I left England I had an operation to remove an ovary and according to the consultant I saw when I came to New Zealand, he said that possibly exacerbated the situation. Environmental factors can aggravate it so we try and be as healthy as possible now. What led you to move from England? We were just looking for a new life and to bring up our daughter, Amy, somewhere that we could really enjoy ourselves. We felt that in England it was becoming very commercialised and community spirit was declining and everybody was so busy and we wanted a bit more of a relaxed way of life. If you’re looking for a place

with community spirit, Lincoln is a good place to be I guess. Yes, most definitely this is home now. We just became citizens a few months ago. Must be nice knowing Immigration can’t suddenly boot you out now or something. Yes. How long have you been in New Zealand? Just approaching 10 years now. You’re a musician too, how long have you played music? I have always played music. I played the keyboard and was in swing bands in my teen years and in my 20s I sang a little bit and played keyboard with my father as a duo and then rekindled it (music) since I have come to New Zealand. You put out an album a few years ago, didn’t you? I did one CD as well as playing at private functions and lots of community events that I’ve been involved in and I’ve run a couple of community projects.


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all part of the community spirit I did a project called Sing Your Heart Out Christchurch just after the earthquakes to bring people together and uplift them through music and I did one to commemorate the anniversary of the start of World War 1. Now I’m working on a community project in Selwyn in July where I am pulling together quite a few Selwyn community groups involved in music to do this concert. Tell me more about that. It’s going to be held at Lincoln High School on July 22 and it’s going to be called A Celebration of Screen and Stage. There are groups such as the Kirwee Players, the Ellesmere Pipe Band, the Selwyn Community Choir and quite a few of the duos and solo artists from Selwyn are going to work with me on this project. I just thought it would be a great idea to bring together people from different musical styles in one concert from the community of Selwyn. How will it celebrate screen and stage? The type of songs that are going to be performed are the likes of music themes from James Bond and numbers from Hairspray and The Full Monty, so movie themes, TV themes and songs from musicals essentially.

PACE OF LIFE: June Burney and her family (husband Ian, left, and daughter Amy centre) moved to New Zealand for a stronger sense of community and better work life balance. In 2011 she recording her earthquake recovery inspired song Like the Phoenix from the Ashes (right).

Tell me about the CD you put out. That was probably in about 2011 and it was called Love and Inspiration. The reason I did the CD really was prompted by the fact I wrote a song about people coming together after the earthquake. On that song in the recording studio there were quite a few local children from Lincoln and two other people I knew from Selwyn who came and sang on that. What was that song called? Like the Phoenix from the Ashes.

Do you play music at the Lincoln Farmers and Craft Market? Occasionally. You’re a committee member of the market too, when did you first get involved with it? Probably about eight years ago. We became involved because my husband and I like to be creative and we do photography and produced a range of photographic cards of local scenery in New Zealand, so we joined the market. As I’ve said we have this passion for community spirit and we think it’s an important thing to maintain in any com-

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Organised by the Canterbury branch of the Malaya Veterans Association in conjunction with the Christchurch branch of the Royal New Zealand Returned and Services’ Association (RSA) and Christchurch City Council. Mayor Lianne Dalziel will lay a wreath on behalf of the citizens of Christchurch.

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but I don’t think you should lose sight of why you are making the money – so you can have a good life. How old is your daughter? She is 17, in her last year at Lincoln High School. Does she like it here or does she miss England? She is definitely an adopted Kiwi, she very much likes living in New Zealand. She likes the outdoor life and she is also very involved in the community too. She helps out at the market and is involved in the Lincoln Envirotown.

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munity, so along with the other committee members we try to keep that going by organising special community events as well as the standard market days. We want people to see the market as a place where they can socialise and meet and have fun as well as buy local produce and crafts. Why do you think England has been losing that community spirit? I just think people are too busy working really and I think the focus is a lot more on money and paying your mortgage and obviously everybody has to do that

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Greenscapes ‘The Landscape Specialists’ celebrated the recent completion of their brand new yard & office at 756 Main South Road with invited guests, friends and suppliers. Selwyn MP Amy Adams officially opened the new premises and congratulated Greenscapes owners Craig & Megan Thomas on the success of their business with the new yard & office to be better situated to service their city and rural clients.

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

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Bill Wrigley, of Brookside, writes in response to Environment Canterbury looking at ways to limit on farm irrigation use in the catchment of the Selwyn/Waikirikiri River, which saw record low flows in summer Most irrigators in the Selwyn catchment source their irrigation water from deep, confined aquifers. These aquifers are, by definition, separated from the uppermost, unconfined aquifer by an impervious layer, usually clay. In

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theory there is little or no transition of water between aquifers. The lack of flow in the Selwyn River is a manifestation of the pressure on the uppermost, unconfined aquifer. It follows that the best chance of improving Selwyn River flows is to increase recharge and reduce pressure on the unconfined aquifer. We can’t do much to increase rainfall, but if water from the Central Plains scheme were available it could assist with recharge. Similarly, the district council is progressively shutting down water races - could this water also be

available, along the lines of the Hinds’ aquifer recharge trial? In terms of reducing pressure on the unconfined aquifer, it is informative to consider the number of shallow wells that are in use now compared with 20 or so years ago. The short answer is that there are many, many more people and businesses taking water from both deep and shallow wells than there were back then. It would only be acceptable for irrigators to face cutbacks if all these other users were obliged to accept similar cutbacks.

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ACHIEVEMENT: Rolleston’s Jackson Hickling, 11, earned five ribbons for beating his personal best swimming times and the congratulations of New Zealand age group swimmer Hannah Bates, 16, at a recent Selwyn Aquatic Centre ‘splash night’. The splash nights are held every few months for swim club and swim school members. Participants don’t race each other but receive ribbons each time they set a new personal best time. Jackson’s mother, Jane Hickling, said they had known Hannah, a Lincoln resident, since meeting her two years ago through swimming. “She is always an inspiration to him which has helped make him work harder and give him more direction for this sport,” Mrs Hickling said. Jackson is in level 8 at the swim school and will move up to the bronze squad next. PHOTO: JANE HICKLING

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Blue Child Cancer Foundation bins are available all over CHRISTCHURCH for pink clothing bags, any used Clothing, Toys, Bric-a-Brac and anything useable. New World Northwood New World Rolleston Oderings Cashmere Countdown Moorhouse Ave Soleares Ave Shops Parklands Kindy, 20 Chadbury St SAVEMART NEW BRighTON, hAWKE ST Beach Rd Tyre & Auto Centre, 91 Beach Rd Bealey Discounter, Cnr Bealey & Champion St SAVEMART 472 CRANFORD ST Springfield Dairy, Abberley Cres Roll On inn Dairy, 251 Sawyers Arms Rd Mobil Redwood Challenge Service Station Blighs Rd New World halswell Westfield Riccarton SAVEMART 94 ShANDS RD National Bank Carpark, Riccarton New World, Peer St Shopping Centre, Staverley St SAVEMART 45 BATTERSEA ST Cracroft Dairy, Cashmere Rd Countdown Beckenham, Colombo St Thorrington School Lincoln Kindergarton, Boundary Rd Landsdowne Play Centre, Landsdowne Tce You help a lot when you drop pink clothing bags in one of the above bins. Any used clothing acceptable, other bags and cartons of clothing acceptable. If you can’t get to a bin or have large items, phone for a collector to call ph 349-5896 or 029 272-5519.

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Liffey delivers the bugs MORE THAN 500 different types of plant and animal were counted in Lincoln’s Liffey Stream and domain when the Lincoln Envirotown BioBlitz was held recently – and the numbers continue to rise. Hundreds of people, including many children took part in the event. A BioBlitz is where the community and local scientists get together to find out how many different species can be found in 24 hours. The 24-hour clock was started ceremonially by the ‘Bug Man’ Ruud Kleinpaste, who had brought a few very large weta to climb over some young admirers. There were also displays, talks, walks and activities for the public to get involved in. About 20 people investigated the small organisms living in the Liffey Stream with the help of Lincoln University’s Waterwatch team and Lincoln High School’s sustainability council students. A total of 534 different species were identified in the 24 hours, but many more will be identified from samples taken. During the last Lincoln BioBlitz in 2009, 1642 species were found at the final count. This time there was more than

DISCOVERY: Waterwatch educator Errol Wood talks to some children about a find during the BioBlitz event in Lincoln. PHOTO: SUE JARVIS ​ double the number of fungi found last time and a long finned eel more than 70-yearsold was found. The event was ceremoniously concluded with the clock stopped after 24 hours by Mayor Sam Broughton. This event wouldn’t have happened without support from many volunteers includ-

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ing those from Lincoln Envirotown, Lincoln University and Lincoln High School, as well as the scientists who donated their time and equipment. The scientists were from Plant and Food, Landcare Research, the Department of Conservation, Lincoln University and Canterbury Museum. Through a partnership with

the Enviroschools programme, a separate event with Lincoln primary and Kidsfirst kindergarten Lincoln children was held before the official BioBlitz started. The event was funded by Living Water, the Brian Mason Scientific & Technical Trust, Rata Foundation, the district council, Pub Charities and the LinC Project.

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News NEW BEGINNINGS: The Plantout tour visited a hillside restoration project in Tai Tapu, six months after planting.

EXPERTISE: Landcare Research ecologist Colin Meurk sharing the natural history of the plains and his knowledge of planning a native plant restoration project. ​

Ecological restoration in Selwyn A RECENT tour of properties at Hororata and Tai Tapu highlighted ecological restoration efforts across Selwyn. The Te Ara Kakariki Greenway Trust, which aims to bring pockets of native plants back to Selwyn between the mountains and the sea, holds its annual Plantout tour to show people that planting natives alongside productive farmland is a good idea. About 40 people attended the tour which visited restoration sites on three privately-owned properties in Hororata and Tai

Tapu, as well as Tai Tapu Domain. The tour always includes talks by ecologists. This year Colin Meurk from Landcare Research spoke about native plants and how to plan a restoration project. A number of farmers who have been planting annually for a number of years also shared their insights about site preparation, maintenance, and which plants were doing really well. One of the Hororata landowners, Tony Edwards, said a few years back he was hesitant to start planting but now he wanted to do more each year.

Some of his plants were now taller than him only three years after planting and were starting to really change the landscape. “Why wouldn’t I want to spend time amongst these native plants?” Mr Edwards said. There are various funding programmes which can be applied for through the trust, including the Community Environment Fund (Ministry for the Environment) and the Selwyn Natural Environment Fund. •Anyone looking for advice and support can contact the trust via its website www. kakariki.org.nz

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West Melton School recently presented its junior and senior duathlon and swimming sports winners with their cups at a celebration of learning assembly.

BOOK THEME: Year 3 children in Rolleston School’s Room 16 dressed as characters from the famous Dr Seuss story ‘Cat in the Hat’ recently. Even their teacher, Alana Dalzell, right, donned a costume. The class had been focusing on Dr Seuss with their reading this term. Year 8 pupils at Rolleston School have been creating some Anzac-themed art.

Duathlon champions, from left, Otis (junior boys), Stacey (junior girls), Isla (senior girls) and Ezra (senior boys).

Swimming champions, from left, Morgan (junior boys), Max (senior boys), Eimi (senior girls) and Stacey (junior girls).

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Rolleston-trained swimmers break records „„ By Andrew King TWO SELWYN Swim Club brothers have made a splash at the national swimming championships in Auckland. Celyn and Ieuan Edwards, who attend Hillmorton High, both competed in a number of different events. Celyn, year 11, broke five national para-swimming records. He broke records in the 50m and 100m freestyle, 100m breaststroke, 50m backstroke and 100m butterfly. His brother Ieuan, year 10, placed third in the 50m freestyle. Last year in the short course events, which is a 25m pool, Celyn claimed nine

TOP SWIMMERS: Celyn (left) and Ieuan Edwards both competed in a number of different swimming events and brought home several medals. Celyn in the pool.

national titles. Both have been competitively swimming for four years and said they would like to

represent the country at the Paralympics in the future. To stay on top of his game Celyn trains seven times a

week in the pool. Ieuan trains five times per week in the pool and also plays rugby on the side.

Community trust grants for groups SEVERAL Selwyn organisations will benefit from New Zealand Community Trust sports and recreation grants which have been awarded over the last two months. They included $60,000 to Waikirikiri Sport for a shock pad, synthetic turf

and line marking for the new multi-purpose sports surface at Foster Park; $45,000 to Prebbleton Rugby Football Club to go towards a contract fee for a rugby development officer, bus hire to away games, rugby gear and medical supplies; $35,000 to the Arthur’s Pass

Outdoor Education Centre Trust for the salary of its youth outdoor programme manager; $20,000 to the Selwyn United Football Club for its director of football’s salary; $5000 to Windwhistle School for purchasing and installing solar panels on the school buildings and swimming pool; $1400 to

the Rolleston Rugby Football Club for tackle bags and cross bar poles. While not among the NZCT grants, the newly formed Rolleston Warriors rugby league club is to receive sponsorship from Lyttelton Port of Christchurch.

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One of the issues we are consulting on in our Annual Plan is whether we should introduce a district-wide rate for stormwater to replace existing township stormwater rates. The rate would apply for properties which pay a stormwater rate currently in areas where the Council manages stormwater. Currently stormwater charges vary by township based on the cost of providing a local service. In 2015, we changed from local township rates for water and wastewater to standard charges per property. The proposed standard district-wide stormwater rate is $85. A national benchmarking exercise was recently undertaken comparing the $85 charge for Selwyn against a dozen similar sized New Zealand councils, with the $85 charge coming out as one of the lowest for stormwater. The rate for townships if local stormwater rates are retained are shown below. Want to share your views on this issue? See the Annual Plan information below on how to make a submission.

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Lincoln

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Castle Hill

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Prebbleton

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Darfield

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Doyleston

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Rolleston

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Join your local ANZAC Commemoration service on Tuesday 25 April and remember the sacrifices of our servicemen and women. Services are organised by local Returned Services Associations.

Dunsandel

45

Southbridge

60

Edendale

25

Springfield

25

Burnham

6am Dawn parade – army camp gates. Address and wreath laying ceremony

Glentunnel

50

Springston

50

Darfield

8.45am local war memorial. Wreath laying followed by service at Trinity Church

Hororata

200

Tai Tapu

150

Dunsandel

8.30am local war memorial. Wreath laying ceremony

Kirwee

35

Templeton

50

Lake Coleridge

220

Glentunnel

9.30am Glentunnel Community Centre, service followed by wreath laying ceremony

West Melton

100

Leeston

278

Whitecliffs

45

Hororata

11am St John’s Church, service at community hall followed by wreath laying at local memorial

Kowai

Service follows Springfield ceremony

A new health hub?

Leeston

10.30am Leeston Rugby Football Pavillion. Service followed by parade to cenotaph and wreath laying

Another issue we are consulting on in our Annual Plan is whether the Council should create a new health hub in Rolleston.

Lincoln

2pm Lincoln Event Centre – service followed by wreath laying ceremony

Mead

9am Mead Hall Memorial gates. Wreath laying ceremony

Prebbleton

9am local war memorial – wreath laying ceremony

Rolleston

10.50am parade at Rolleston Community Centre 11am service at local war memorial Clock Tower followed by wreath laying ceremony

Research undertaken in 2014 and 2016 showed that although Selwyn residents generally had good access to health care, there were some gaps in services with people having to travel to Christchurch for appointments with some health providers or other service agencies. As our population grows, the need for local services also increases. The proposed Health Hub would help to meet these needs, by providing a place where health and social service providers could operate from.

Sheffield

8am Cenotaph – wreath laying ceremony

Springfield

11am Tawera Memorial Hall – service followed by wreath laying at local war memorial

Springston

10.20am Parade at Springston School 10.30am Service at Springston Hall followed by wreath laying ceremony at local war memorial

Tai Tapu

8.30am Flag raising at Primary School 9am local war memorial – service followed by wreath laying ceremony

West Melton

10am West Melton Memorial – service followed by wreath laying ceremony

Under this proposal the Council would build a facility on Council owned land in Rolleston which could be leased to health professionals, not-for-profit groups, social service agencies and as commercial office space. The facility would be independently managed. The project would be an investment by the Council and would be expected to provide a return within around three years.

On the roads this week Road resurfacing will take place on Dalethorpe, Downs, Hoskyns and Hudsons Roads, Ayers, Woodward and Fuller Streets. Stop/ go traffic controls will operate at all sites. Road repairs will take place on Minchins and Coleridge Roads with traffic controls operating.

ALCOHOL LICENCE APPLICATIONS An application for an on and off licence renewal has been received from Karen Stone. An application for a club licence renewal has been received from the West Melton Bowling Club and from Jeet Holdings Limited for an on licence renewal. See www.selwyn.govt.nz/ alcoholnotices for details. 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. ROAD CLOSURES – ANZAC DAY The following road closures are in place on Tuesday 25 April for Anzac Day services and parades: Burnham: Aylesbury Road (between Godley and Burdons Roads) from 5.15-8.15am Rolleston: Rolleston Drive (from the eastern intersection with Othello Drive to 60 metres east of Tennyson Street intersection)

Reduced speed limits continue to be in place along State Highway One north of Rolleston where four laning work continues.

Council Call CC170417

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

FOSTER DOG PARK CLOSURE The Selwyn Dog Club are holding agility events on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 April, so the park will be closed from approximately 8am until 5pm on those days.

Prebbleton Tavern 3.30-5.30pm Monday 24 April Upper Selwyn Huts 10-10.45am Lincoln University Learning Centre 11-11.30am Prebbleton Child Care 1.15- 1.45pm Tuesday 25 April No visits due to public holiday COUNCIL SERVICES – ANZAC DAY Rubbish bins and bags normally collected on Tuesday 25 April will be collected on the prior Saturday 22 April. Pines Resource Recovery Park is open from 1-4pm. Council offices, libraries and service centres are closed on Anzac Day. Selwyn Aquatic Centre is open on Anzac Day from 1-8pm. Lincoln Event Centre and Rolleston Community Centre are open for previously booked events

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 Wednesday the week before publication. COUNCIL & COMMUNITY BOARD Unless stated meetings are held at Rolleston Council Building Malvern Community Board Mon 24 Apr 5pm Darfield Library/Service Centre Is there an issue affecting your community that you want to bring to your Board’s attention and find out how we can help? See ‘Meetings’ above for information on our Public Forum Selwyn Waihora Zone Committee Tue 2 May 1pm Audit & Risk Subcommittee Wed 3 May 3pm Darfield Library/Service Centre

Share your views on our Annual Plan To find out more about our Annual Plan 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.

Rolleston Library Rolleston Drive, Rolleston Ph 347 2880

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

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SAT-TUE LOCAL COMMITTEES & ASSOCIATIONS Castle Hill Community Association Thurs 4 May 5.30pm via Skype Coalgate Township Committee Tue 2 May 7.30pm Coalgate Fire Station Dunsandel Community Committee Mon 1 May 7.30pm Dunsandel Sports Centre Glentunnel Township Committee Mon 24 April 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 Community Committee Mon 1 May 7.30pm, Leeston Library Community Room 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 Reserve Management Committee Tue 18 Apr 7.30pm Prebbleton Community Cottage Rolleston Residents Association Inc. Mon 24 Apr 7.30pm Rolleston Community Centre Sheffield/Waddington Community Committee Thurs 20 Apr 7.30pm Sheffield Hall Southbridge Advisory Committee Mon 1 May 7pm Southbridge Hall Meeting Room Springfield Township Committee Tue 2 May 7.30pm, Tawera Hall 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 Tawera Memorial Hall Committee Thurs 4 May 7.30pm, Tawera Hall Waihora Park Reserve Committee Tue 2 May 7.30pm Waihora Bowling Club

The Council recently invited property owners in the Port Hills to a meeting looking at reduce the risk of fires affecting this area. In dry conditions rural, lifestyle and hill property owners across the district can all be affected by fire. There are a range of strategies you can look at to reduce fire risk on your property and home including your choice of plants and landscaping, maintenance of lawns, gardens and paddocks and ensuring emergency services can access your property. One of the main ways you can reduce the fire risk to your home is to create a safety zone around your home by removing flammable material like woodstacks, long grass, tree branches and rubbish. The autumn/ winter time is a good time to consider making changes around your home in preparation for next summer. For advice on reducing fire risk please visit www.selwyn.govt.nz.

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

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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. 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 is 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. Both closures will be in place up to 5 May.

and Tennyson Street (from the northern intersection with Rolleston Drive to just south of the Clock Tower Reserve), from 10.30am-12.15pm. Leeston: High Street (from Leeston and Lake Road to Messines Street) from 10.30am-12.30pm Dunsandel: Leeston Dunsandel Road (from Irvines to Tramway Roads) and Tramway Road, (from Leeston Dunsandel to Browns Roads) from 8.15-9.30am Prebbleton: Springs Road (from Tosswill to Birchs Roads) from 8.45-9.30am Tai Tapu: Old Tai Tapu Road (from Christchurch Akaroa to Forbes Roads) from 9-9.30am.

Meetings

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.

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

22-25 APRIL

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23 APRIL

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Selwyn Aquatic Centre, 1-3pm Fun activities this week include Paddleboats (Tuesday), large inflatable course (Wednesday), volleyball & big paddleboats (Thursday) inflatable toys (Friday). Normal pool admission applies. Children under 8 require parent supervision

McHugh’s Plantation Drop In Session Darfield Library & Service Centre, 9.30-11.30am Find out more about current & future projects at McHughs

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 Join us from 2pm (walkers) & 2.15pm (cyclists) 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

Garden & Scrap Metal Drop-Off Days Ellesmere & Malvern

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Two opportunities to clean up your garden & yard. Days are from 10am4pm: on Saturday 22 April at Cemetery Pit (Southbridge Leeston Road), & Saturday 29 April at Hawkins Pit (Entry off Cullens Road, east of Bangor Road). See www.selwyn.govt.nz for details

UNTIL

Autumn School Holiday Programmes

22 &29

27 APRIL

SATURDAY

29 APRIL

Selwyn District Libraries Great sessions for kids including LEGO® & Science Alive sessions at libraries, Springfield & Tai Tapu. To book see www.selwynlibraries.co.nz

Basic Bonsai Techniques Lincoln Envirotown Community Gardens, 9.30am-12.30pm Join Tony Bywater for this introductory workshop. Cost $15 (covers tree, potting mix, grow bags, morning tea & wire). Phone 325 2193 or email ruth. wood@xtra.co.nz to register by 26 April

For information on listing a community event visit www.selwyn.govt.nz/councilcall

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

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ANZAC Day Service

One of the issues we are consulting on in our Annual Plan is whether we should introduce a district-wide rate for stormwater to replace existing township stormwater rates. The rate would apply for properties which pay a stormwater rate currently in areas where the Council manages stormwater. Currently stormwater charges vary by township based on the cost of providing a local service. In 2015, we changed from local township rates for water and wastewater to standard charges per property. The proposed standard district-wide stormwater rate is $85. A national benchmarking exercise was recently undertaken comparing the $85 charge for Selwyn against a dozen similar sized New Zealand councils, with the $85 charge coming out as one of the lowest for stormwater. The rate for townships if local stormwater rates are retained are shown below. Want to share your views on this issue? See the Annual Plan information below on how to make a submission.

Township

Stormwater Rate 2017/18 ($)

Township

Stormwater Rate 2017/18 ($)

Arthur’s Pass

100

Lincoln

160

Castle Hill

100

Prebbleton

75

Darfield

45

Rakaia Huts

40

Doyleston

55

Rolleston

40

Join your local ANZAC Commemoration service on Tuesday 25 April and remember the sacrifices of our servicemen and women. Services are organised by local Returned Services Associations.

Dunsandel

45

Southbridge

60

Edendale

25

Springfield

25

Burnham

6am Dawn parade – army camp gates. Address and wreath laying ceremony

Glentunnel

50

Springston

50

Darfield

8.45am local war memorial. Wreath laying followed by service at Trinity Church

Hororata

200

Tai Tapu

150

Dunsandel

8.30am local war memorial. Wreath laying ceremony

Kirwee

35

Templeton

50

Lake Coleridge

220

Glentunnel

9.30am Glentunnel Community Centre, service followed by wreath laying ceremony

West Melton

100

Leeston

278

Whitecliffs

45

Hororata

11am St John’s Church, service at community hall followed by wreath laying at local memorial

Kowai

Service follows Springfield ceremony

A new health hub?

Leeston

10.30am Leeston Rugby Football Pavillion. Service followed by parade to cenotaph and wreath laying

Another issue we are consulting on in our Annual Plan is whether the Council should create a new health hub in Rolleston.

Lincoln

2pm Lincoln Event Centre – service followed by wreath laying ceremony

Mead

9am Mead Hall Memorial gates. Wreath laying ceremony

Prebbleton

9am local war memorial – wreath laying ceremony

Rolleston

10.50am parade at Rolleston Community Centre 11am service at local war memorial Clock Tower followed by wreath laying ceremony

Research undertaken in 2014 and 2016 showed that although Selwyn residents generally had good access to health care, there were some gaps in services with people having to travel to Christchurch for appointments with some health providers or other service agencies. As our population grows, the need for local services also increases. The proposed Health Hub would help to meet these needs, by providing a place where health and social service providers could operate from.

Sheffield

8am Cenotaph – wreath laying ceremony

Springfield

11am Tawera Memorial Hall – service followed by wreath laying at local war memorial

Springston

10.20am Parade at Springston School 10.30am Service at Springston Hall followed by wreath laying ceremony at local war memorial

Tai Tapu

8.30am Flag raising at Primary School 9am local war memorial – service followed by wreath laying ceremony

West Melton

10am West Melton Memorial – service followed by wreath laying ceremony

Under this proposal the Council would build a facility on Council owned land in Rolleston which could be leased to health professionals, not-for-profit groups, social service agencies and as commercial office space. The facility would be independently managed. The project would be an investment by the Council and would be expected to provide a return within around three years.

On the roads this week Road resurfacing will take place on Dalethorpe, Downs, Hoskyns and Hudsons Roads, Ayers, Woodward and Fuller Streets. Stop/ go traffic controls will operate at all sites. Road repairs will take place on Minchins and Coleridge Roads with traffic controls operating.

ALCOHOL LICENCE APPLICATIONS An application for an on and off licence renewal has been received from Karen Stone. An application for a club licence renewal has been received from the West Melton Bowling Club and from Jeet Holdings Limited for an on licence renewal. See www.selwyn.govt.nz/ alcoholnotices for details. 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. ROAD CLOSURES – ANZAC DAY The following road closures are in place on Tuesday 25 April for Anzac Day services and parades: Burnham: Aylesbury Road (between Godley and Burdons Roads) from 5.15-8.15am Rolleston: Rolleston Drive (from the eastern intersection with Othello Drive to 60 metres east of Tennyson Street intersection)

Reduced speed limits continue to be in place along State Highway One north of Rolleston where four laning work continues.

Council Call CC170417

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

FOSTER DOG PARK CLOSURE The Selwyn Dog Club are holding agility events on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 April, so the park will be closed from approximately 8am until 5pm on those days.

Prebbleton Tavern 3.30-5.30pm Monday 24 April Upper Selwyn Huts 10-10.45am Lincoln University Learning Centre 11-11.30am Prebbleton Child Care 1.15- 1.45pm Tuesday 25 April No visits due to public holiday COUNCIL SERVICES – ANZAC DAY Rubbish bins and bags normally collected on Tuesday 25 April will be collected on the prior Saturday 22 April. Pines Resource Recovery Park is open from 1-4pm. Council offices, libraries and service centres are closed on Anzac Day. Selwyn Aquatic Centre is open on Anzac Day from 1-8pm. Lincoln Event Centre and Rolleston Community Centre are open for previously booked events

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 Wednesday the week before publication. COUNCIL & COMMUNITY BOARD Unless stated meetings are held at Rolleston Council Building Malvern Community Board Mon 24 Apr 5pm Darfield Library/Service Centre Is there an issue affecting your community that you want to bring to your Board’s attention and find out how we can help? See ‘Meetings’ above for information on our Public Forum Selwyn Waihora Zone Committee Tue 2 May 1pm Audit & Risk Subcommittee Wed 3 May 3pm Darfield Library/Service Centre

Share your views on our Annual Plan To find out more about our Annual Plan 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.

Rolleston Library Rolleston Drive, Rolleston Ph 347 2880

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

Selwyn Events Easter Pool Fest UNTIL

21 APRIL

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22 APRIL

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MOBILE LIBRARY TIMETABLE Wednesday 19 April Rakaia Huts 9.10-9.30am Thursday 20 April St John of God Rolleston 1-1.30pm

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SAT-TUE LOCAL COMMITTEES & ASSOCIATIONS Castle Hill Community Association Thurs 4 May 5.30pm via Skype Coalgate Township Committee Tue 2 May 7.30pm Coalgate Fire Station Dunsandel Community Committee Mon 1 May 7.30pm Dunsandel Sports Centre Glentunnel Township Committee Mon 24 April 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 Community Committee Mon 1 May 7.30pm, Leeston Library Community Room 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 Reserve Management Committee Tue 18 Apr 7.30pm Prebbleton Community Cottage Rolleston Residents Association Inc. Mon 24 Apr 7.30pm Rolleston Community Centre Sheffield/Waddington Community Committee Thurs 20 Apr 7.30pm Sheffield Hall Southbridge Advisory Committee Mon 1 May 7pm Southbridge Hall Meeting Room Springfield Township Committee Tue 2 May 7.30pm, Tawera Hall 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 Tawera Memorial Hall Committee Thurs 4 May 7.30pm, Tawera Hall Waihora Park Reserve Committee Tue 2 May 7.30pm Waihora Bowling Club

The Council recently invited property owners in the Port Hills to a meeting looking at reduce the risk of fires affecting this area. In dry conditions rural, lifestyle and hill property owners across the district can all be affected by fire. There are a range of strategies you can look at to reduce fire risk on your property and home including your choice of plants and landscaping, maintenance of lawns, gardens and paddocks and ensuring emergency services can access your property. One of the main ways you can reduce the fire risk to your home is to create a safety zone around your home by removing flammable material like woodstacks, long grass, tree branches and rubbish. The autumn/ winter time is a good time to consider making changes around your home in preparation for next summer. For advice on reducing fire risk please visit www.selwyn.govt.nz.

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

TUESDAY APRIL 18 2017

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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. 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 is 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. Both closures will be in place up to 5 May.

and Tennyson Street (from the northern intersection with Rolleston Drive to just south of the Clock Tower Reserve), from 10.30am-12.15pm. Leeston: High Street (from Leeston and Lake Road to Messines Street) from 10.30am-12.30pm Dunsandel: Leeston Dunsandel Road (from Irvines to Tramway Roads) and Tramway Road, (from Leeston Dunsandel to Browns Roads) from 8.15-9.30am Prebbleton: Springs Road (from Tosswill to Birchs Roads) from 8.45-9.30am Tai Tapu: Old Tai Tapu Road (from Christchurch Akaroa to Forbes Roads) from 9-9.30am.

Meetings

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.

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

22-25 APRIL

SUNDAY

23 APRIL

SATURDAY

Selwyn Aquatic Centre, 1-3pm Fun activities this week include Paddleboats (Tuesday), large inflatable course (Wednesday), volleyball & big paddleboats (Thursday) inflatable toys (Friday). Normal pool admission applies. Children under 8 require parent supervision

McHugh’s Plantation Drop In Session Darfield Library & Service Centre, 9.30-11.30am Find out more about current & future projects at McHughs

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 Join us from 2pm (walkers) & 2.15pm (cyclists) 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

Garden & Scrap Metal Drop-Off Days Ellesmere & Malvern

APRIL

Two opportunities to clean up your garden & yard. Days are from 10am4pm: on Saturday 22 April at Cemetery Pit (Southbridge Leeston Road), & Saturday 29 April at Hawkins Pit (Entry off Cullens Road, east of Bangor Road). See www.selwyn.govt.nz for details

UNTIL

Autumn School Holiday Programmes

22 &29

27 APRIL

SATURDAY

29 APRIL

Selwyn District Libraries Great sessions for kids including LEGO® & Science Alive sessions at libraries, Springfield & Tai Tapu. To book see www.selwynlibraries.co.nz

Basic Bonsai Techniques Lincoln Envirotown Community Gardens, 9.30am-12.30pm Join Tony Bywater for this introductory workshop. Cost $15 (covers tree, potting mix, grow bags, morning tea & wire). Phone 325 2193 or email ruth. wood@xtra.co.nz to register by 26 April

For information on listing a community event visit www.selwyn.govt.nz/councilcall

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

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Jones takes South Island modified sprint title „„ By Warrick Korstanje SPRINGSTON driver Courtney Jones capped off good recent form by winning the Circle Track Racing Association South Island Title in the modified sprint class at Ellesmere Speedway. Jones had put in a lot of promising runs leading up to the event but had not had the final bit of luck needed to win. However, she put in one of her best performances at her home track to win the South Island title. With the field boosted by four Riverside Speedway cars, Jones had some work to do. A fifth in the first race was followed by a win next time out and in the feature Jones used the last five laps to build up the momentum and find the most suitable track line to complete the winning pass on Ben Gilmore on the final turn. Kate Warren kept the women to the fore, finishing third in the feature. Mini stocks saw the Driven By You class dominated by Glen Redmond. Against 13 other drivers, Redmond secured the title with three race wins. Nic Ross collected enough points to take second place ahead of Paul Archbold.

PLENTY OF PACE: Bronze medal winning Rio Paralympian William Stedman will be at Sports Canterbury’s Active Kids programme in Rolleston on April 26. ​

William Stedman to visit Rolleston LEADING: Courtney Jones took out the Circle Track Racing Association South Island title in the modified sprint class at Ellesmere Speedway. ​

SPORTS Value Cars Warehouse quarter midgets raced for their own sashes and it was a great confidence boost for Dylan Forsey. Luck has not always been with him this season but at Ellesmere, Forsey took three race wins

and finished ahead of Oscar Harcourt and Cameron Sidaway overall. Ron Koole won all three races in the Production Saloons class. Greg Prattley did enough to hold out Alan Bailey for second place in the title round up. The Bill Stephens Truck Refinishing motocross was a battle between the Korstanje brothers, with Nic finishing first and Jason second.

NEW ZEALAND’S youngest Rio Paralympian William Stedman is to give Selwyn children a school holidays highlight. Double bronze medalist Stedman (men’s 400m T36 and men’s 800m T36) will visit Sport Canterbury’s Active Kids holiday programme at Rolleston on April 26 at 11am. Stedman, 17, will bring his medals, join in on the morning athletics session, challenge the kids to a running race and talk about his career path into the world of Paralympics. Sport Canterbury Active Kids manager Jules Wilke said children would have the chance to ask Stedman about his performance at the 2016 Rio Paralym-

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Sport club jumps at chance to bring basketball to Selwyn „„ By Tom Doudney BASKETBALL WILL be the next sport offered to Selwyn residents by the newly-formed Waikirikiri Sport club. The club was formed last year to bring hockey and other sports to the district. It is already taking registrations for hockey and will have teams playing from next month. Waikirikiri Sport head of basketball Craig Crawford said Craig the club aimed Crawford to have teams entered into the 2018 Canterbury basketball competition. There are no basketball clubs currently based in Selwyn in spite of a growing number of children wanting to play the sport. At present they can only play through their school or by joining a Christchurch club. “The need for a basketball club [in Selwyn] is to take the interest of juniors and youth and give them somewhere to play as they develop into seniors,” Mr Crawford said. “The great thing is there are so many good facilities out here for basketball with the high schools

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CHALLENGE ACCEPTED: The Ellesmere College rugby team will play three other high schools, including Darfield, in a new rugby tournament.

IN DEMAND: While schools and high schools in Selwyn offer basketball, those wanting to play for a club have to travel to Christchurch. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

and the local gyms, the community facilities going in – there are plenty of places to play.” Waikirikiri Sport president Lyndal Marshall said the club was happy to be able to give more Selwyn residents the chance to play another sport. “There will be other sports coming in future as well, we’re just trying to give more people the opportunity to play sport locally,” she said.

The club has confirmed Lyttelton Port of Christchurch sponsorship, which will go towards court hire and uniform costs for basketball, as well as hockey equipment and first aid kits. •Waikirikiri Sport wants to hear from anyone interested in joining its operations team to help get basketball up and running. Email waikirikiri. basketball@gmail.com

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Driven Sharp price for Subaru Impreza „„ By Ross Kiddie THIRTEEN YEARS ago I guided an acquaintance into a new car, it was a Subaru Impreza and it was a car which was priced at $25,000 with four-wheel-drive and 2-litre engine. My friend still has that car and it has now travelled fault-free over 200,000km, scheduled maintenance has been the only service cost. I remember writing at the time how much of a bargain that car was, and if finances at the time had allowed, I may well have purchased an Impreza as well. Well, nothing has changed, I still can’t afford a new car and now Subaru has another new Impreza available at a budget price. For just $5000 more than the new price in 2004, the new-generation model represents amazing value, and it is stacked with value features, items which you wouldn’t ordinarily expect in a budget car. The new generation model gets Eye-sight driver assist technology, a camera-based system which is linked to adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, precollision assist and pedestrian avoidance. Other features for comfort and convenience include automatic stop-start as a fuel saving measure, keyless entry and

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ignition, Apple Car Play and Android Auto capability, along with the usual features modern cars include as a matter of course. The new Impreza still has the traditional 2-litre, flat-four (boxer) engine. It has been developed to a point where it is state-of-the-art in terms of power outputs, emission control and fuel efficiency. In terms of figures, the quad-camshaft unit is rated at 115kW and 196Nm, while a 6.6-litre per 100km/h (42mpg) combined cycle fuel usage average is claimed by Subaru. That works well with the 8l/100km (35mpg) figure showing on the comprehensive trip computer, along with a 5l/100km

(56mpg) instantaneous figure cruising the 100km/h legal limit (engine speed 1600rpm). Drive is channelled to all four wheels through a continuously variable automatic transmission. Not only does the four-wheeldrive system alleviate the fear of grip loss on loose surfaces, there is a lot of natural grip supplied on the seal, the Impreza has handling ability which is unrealistic for this class of car. In the first instance, grip is supplied by 205/50 x 17in Bridgestone Turanaza tyres, and even though they aren’t Bridgestone’s sport specification rubber, the tyres have prodigious grip. If you add in a flat and controlled body

balance and drive channelled constantly through to all wheels, the handling balance is biased towards sporty. That comes without the springs and dampers being overly firmed, ride quality is still paramount to the Subaru way of manufacture. I took the test car on a loop that took in both sealed and unsealed surfaces and I’m pleased to report that for what would be deemed an everyday family sedan, the Impreza imparts a sporty handling sensation. Power is directed freely through the transmission. In this form the Impreza doesn’t get the turbocharging system of its WRX stablemates, but it is an honest, punchy engine. I’ve written many times how much natural torque horizontally-opposed engines de-

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velop, and the Impreza’s naturally-aspirated unit is a honey. However, first and foremost, the Impreza caters for the family unit. While sedans are fast losing popularity, I’m still a bit of a fan and I’m quite smitten with Subaru product; together I’d be sold on the Impreza in this form. On-board comfort is high and space for three rear occupants isn’t compromised by compact exterior dimensions. Up front the seats are body forming and have a vast range of adjustment and, as you would expect from Subaru, the controls fall easily to hand. Subaru’s line-up isn’t extensive, but the company is far more than a global niche market player. All of the models offered here are functional and practical, each designed for a different role. The Impreza is there to tempt as an entry level car into the brand. Just like my friend, those who do choose to buy Subaru will be rewarded with reliability, functionality and a high level of safety, much of the latter attributed to the stability and grip four-wheeldrive offers. You’d had better be quick, though, from what I’ve heard through industry sources the Impreza in this form is only available in limited numbers and is selling fast.


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OLD TIME FUN: The New Zealand Ploughing Association Championship will be held at Courtenay on Saturday and Sunday. It will be a family day out with vintage displays, working demonstrations from various decades, ploughing challenge, hay bale maze, arts, crafts, play pit and food stalls. The location is 1889 Highfield Rd. Gates open at 8am with ploughing from 10.30am onwards. Entry $10, with children under 16 free. Email helenaandjeff@xtra. co.nz for more details. ​

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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. Create with craft – arm knitting Tuesday, 10-11.30am, at Rolleston Library Thursday, 10-11.30am, at Lincoln Library Learn how to knit with your arms. Using this super-fast technique, learn how to create your own scarf in less than 90 minutes. Look at different textures, weights and yarns and see how they look. Materials supplied, no knitting experience required. Sessions are suitable for children aged 10-16. Free but booking essential – visit www.selwynlibraries.co.nz to book. Create with Lego Tuesday, 10.30-11.30am, at Springfield Tawera Hall Monday, 10.30-11.30am, at Tai1 NEW LOCATION ADVERT.pdf Tapu Library

Your challenge – build a vehicle that can move a small load over a short distance. Sessions will look at different shapes and weights, and how these can affect how you build your vehicle. Choose the load you want to move. Will your vehicle make it to the finish line? Sessions are suitable for children aged 5-10 years. Children 7 and under must have active adult supervision. Free but booking essential – visit www.selwynlibraries.co.nz to book. Sharing Our Passion Wednesday to Sunday, 10am - 4pm An exhibition of pottery by Anne Pullar, and paintings by Liz Patterson and Brent Kerr. Down by the Liffey Gallery, 1 James St, Lincoln.

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Create with craft – autumn leaves Wednesday, 10.30-11.30am, at Leeston Library Friday, 10.30-11.30am, at Darfield Library Make beautiful artwork with autumn leaves. The sessions will look at different types of leaves and discuss shapes and colours; and the way we cana.m. use these to 1/05/2014 11:51:35 create different things. Session

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Markets this weekend The local markets have a lot on offer, from fresh produce to hand made crafts. West Melton Market: Saturday, 9am-noon. St Paul’s Church. Lincoln Farmers’ and Craft Market: Saturday, 10am-1pm. Gerald St, Lincoln. Darfield Market: Saturday, 9am-1pm, opposite Challenge Darfield, South Tce. Edendale Car Boot Sale: Sunday, 10am-3pm, Edendale Cafe, 888 Sandy Knolls Rd, West Melton. Running Groups The running groups aim to get like-minded members of the community fit and engaged with each other. All running groups

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New cell phone tower proposal welcomed A rural health leader says she is “absolutely thrilled” digital service providers and rivals Vodafone, Spark and 2degrees are joining forces to help with rural broadband. Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand (RHAANZ) chief executive Michelle Thompson says it is heartening that the three companies are working together for the common good so rural people and isolated communities will benefit. Spark, Vodafone and 2degrees have submitted a joint proposal to build and share 520 new cellphone towers that would provide 4G mobile and home broadband and cellphone services to rural areas. The plan would see the area of New Zealand that was covered by mobile services increase by a quarter and would extend mobile coverage to another 1200 kilometres of state highway. Ms Thompson says rural people need excellent access to modern communication systems as it would increase access to their health and social services, enhance their rural lifestyles and enable profitable rural business communities.

“Rural communities depend on reliable and high-quality broadband and mobile connectivity to operate productive businesses, attract and retain employees, maintain social connections and increase access to high quality health and social services,” she says. “Rural New Zealand has black spots which are risking lives and their livelihoods and also posing a serious safety hazard for tourists, residents and migrant workers as they travel around remote and isolated areas. “It’s election year and we want the government to promise us that all rural medical facilities will be connected to fibre-like speeds by 2019. We want to have multiple carrier mobile coverage on all state highways by 2019. We want 99 per cent of the population with more than 50Mbps by 2020 rather than 2025. “It’s not much to ask and we pay taxes just as people in cities do. I’d really like to pay tribute to Vodafone, a strategic supporter of RHAANZ, and the other digital companies Spark and 2degrees for supporting our rural connectivity priorities.

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Fashion colours in home furnishings There is plenty of colour choice for home interiors however, once chosen stick to your theme. For a comfortable feel, earthy natural colours and textures in sepia tones of clays and soft sheepskin beiges complimented by muted pastels are ideal. Alternatively, contrast ethereal greys with yellows, cobalt, soft blues, violet, purple or pastels like peachy pink, rose, or mint. Earthy brown-based taupes, greens and greys offer a composed effect. Layer these as a backdrop for furniture pieces, cushions, runners and artwork that incorporate, soft blue greens, teals, magenta or touches of gold. Soft aqua walls trimmed with darker shades will also set-off contemporary furniture. A traditional atmosphere will come from regimental and uniform colours like black, navy, tan and deep greens. Lift these with brighter colours. Black and white combinations are also still in vogue. Try contrasting white with dark greys or deep blues, rather than black. They will attract the eye and make a statement.

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Gifts for Mums Mother’s Day gives us a reason to spoil the very special women in our lives, with the official day for this year, Sunday, 14th May. You may express your appreciation of mother with a bouquet of flowers or gift, and Rolleston Florist & Gifts is the perfect place to find something ideal. They will make up a bouquet of your mother’s favourite flowers or colours (preorders advised). You might also choose a flowering or green indoor plant from their wide selection, or a bunch of loose flowers for you to arrange yourself, or slip into a vase at home. There is a great variety of gifts in store. These include gift baskets, some a mix of scented items, others containing gourmet food, chocolates, wine or other sweet treats. There are white and colourful platters, jugs and plates; picture frames; lamps; garden ornaments; tea towels; a small selection of vases; quirky rather popular wall prints; and lavender products including great moisturising creams which are always a favourite. Also new in store are fragrant candles. They will gift wrap your purchases and if you cannot decide, gift vouchers are available. Rolleston Florist & Gifts provide a Mother’s Day delivery service to homes in Rolleston, nearby townships, and Christchurch. Alternatively, they offer a weekday courier delivery service to rural addresses further afield, and also organise

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A good time for pruning fruit trees Autumn is traditionally pruning time where spindly thin, criss-crossing, dead or diseased branches are removed and trees shaped so breeze and light get through. This assists pollination and fruit ripening. The tree’s height or width may also be trimmed back for easier harvesting. Pruning should only be carried out in dry warm conditions so the tree’s wounds are not exposed to disease and fungal spores in the air so winter is generally not a good time to prune. Stone fruits like cherries nectarines, peaches and plums or blueberries, are best pruned late summer or early autumn after fruiting. Some dwarf apples and apricots have been bred to not need an annual prune while other apples and pears will like a good clipping. Plants like Chilean guavas, feijoas, figs and olives are best pruned after harvesting while grapes and kiwifruit are a winter job so branches can be trained in a certain

direction. Citrus pruning should be left until late spring, after the last of the frosts is over. When pruning nectarine, peach and plum trees, aim for an open centre. Apples and pears need a main upright trunk and branches stemming out. Avoid stressing a tree through over pruning; taking just a third of a branch or the tree itself. Using sharp pruning shears or loppers, make forty five degree angle cuts (so moisture will drain off), a little above branches and buds that are pointing outwards, and then apply a pruning paste. Burn diseased material or put it in the rubbish bin (not the green bin), never composting it as this could spread disease to other plants in the garden. Lastly, clean pruning equipment by wiping the blades with methylated spirits. Pruning a tree lessens the potential for pests and disease, increases its survival chances and improves fruiting potential.

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May 27th and 28th

WORKERS EDUCATION ASSOCIATION Roopu Kaimahi Matauranga O Waitaha

Term Two begins May 8th - June 30th Some of the events include: Dr Stringer and Migrant Worker Exploitation, Community education and courses throughout the year Feminist History, The Howard League for Penal Reform, 59 Gloucester Street. Phone: 366 0285 admin@cwea.org.nz Painting Ruins,Email: Sit to be Fit, Digitial Photos & www.cwea.org.nz How to Self-Publish. facebook.com/canterburywea 59 Gloucester Street | Phone: 366 0285 Email: admin@cwea.org.nz | www.cwea.org.nz facebook.com/canterburywea

As daylight saving ends and the evenings become longer why not take the opportunity to take up a new hobby, learn a new skill, meet some new people and have fun at the same time then join one of Papanui High School’s exciting range of Adult and Community Education Courses for Term 2 beginning from 8 May. We have a wide range of courses to choose from and guarantee you will find something to appeal regardless of age or interests. A new course on offer for Term 2 is Screen Printing on Fabric which is an ideal hobby to pursue over the winter. This is a concentrated weekend course which will be held over the weekend of 27 & 28 May and will explore the basics of screen printing on fabric. It is a fun hands on creative course for people with no knowledge or experience of fabric printing just a passion to give it a go. For further information and enrolment in these or any of our Raewyn Clegg courses please visit Registered Teacher of our website www. Piano and Theory of papanui.school. Music. nz or email rpb@ 29 Lancewood Drive papanui.school.nz Halswell or telephone our office on 3520701. Ph 322-9377

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Risingholme Community Centre Term 2 You can learn a range of creative writing techniques in these friendly, informative and non-threatening sessions. Term 2 sees us continuing to offer a range of classes across the city at Risingholme Community Centre, Riccarton High School, Shirley Boys High School, Christchurch Girls High School and Hornby High School, many of which have become a tradition of Risingholme Community Centre programme. So as we settle into the winter months a great way to lift the winter spirits, is to enrol in a course of interest – maybe something that you have tried before and want to explore further or perhaps you would like to try something new. It has been proven that Lifelong Learning has many benefits with the obvious ones being the continuation of a learning journey, learning a new skill, increased confidence, meeting new people and much more. Our full range of classes can be viewed on our website www.risingholme.org.nz. New and exciting this term is Zentangle. What is this you might say - well if you can’t sit still enough for yoga, or your mind wanders in meditation, or you would like a creative aspect to your mindfulness, this

may work for you. This method of drawing does not require any previous drawing ability, it can be a 15 minute practice you can build into your everyday, or you can explore some of the more creative ways you can then use this design practise to make your own cards, images, or decorate products. This class will teach you a variety of ‘tangles’ and get you started on your Zentangle path in a supportive and creative atmosphere, and you can build it at a pace that suits you, within your time constraints or desire as you move through the term. Creative writing is back by popular demand with beginners and a more advanced classes being offered for term 2. So if you have always wanted to write but don’t know what or how? You can learn a range of creative writing techniques in these friendly, informative and nonthreatening sessions. If you would like to know more about these classes or others on our website www.risingholme.org.nz please call the office 03 332 7359.

Adult and Community Education Term 2, 2017 Come learn with us

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

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

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Full details available on www.risingholme.org.nz Risingholme office at 99 Hawford Road Phone 332 7359 | Email info@risingholme.org.nz

Christchurch Girls’ High School Dressmaking, Embroidery, KiwiSaver, Preserving Fruit & Vegetables, Skincare & Make up, Screen Printing, South East Asian Cooking, Te Reo Maori, Watercolour Painting.

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

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GRAPEFRUIT is one of winter’s colourful citrus jewels. Packed with antioxidants just when we need them, the grapefruit is a popular fruit tree to have in the home garden. The fruit may be an acquired taste as it can be rather sour, but there are a few tricks to draw out its sweetness. In the United States, where grapefruit are a breakfast staple, they are much sweeter because of the way they are grown. Most commercial grapefruit orchards are in the hot states, such as Florida, where they are grown with irrigation. In spite of this, grapefruit are one of the most coldtolerant citrus fruits and will withstand some frost. When selecting the place to plant your tree, find the hottest part of your property, ideally with a masonry wall to release heat to help sweeten the fruit. To get the most sweetness and ripeness from the fruit, leave it on the tree for a long time – it can take up to 14 months to ripen properly. The variety you choose is also important. Wheeny grapefruit takes a long time to produce fruit – this variety tends to produce fruit biennially. Citrus needs full sun

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Require a reliable and capable person with an eye for detail, for produce grading, packing and General duties at our Springston packhouse. Experienced team and good working environment provided. Immediate start. Please contact: Brent 03 329 5645 email: spudpro@xtra.co.nz

Weekend Cleaning Positions available in the Rakaia / Dunsandel area. 7:00am-3:30pm or 5:00pm-1:30am Applicants should possess an eye for detail, experience in the cleaning industry, a strong work ethic and a positive attitude. The successful applicant will be required to be a responsible person who is capable of working closely with our client. Apply at the Christchurch Spotless Offices, 16 Magdala Place, Middleton, Christchurch. Or email: jock.mackay@spotless.co.nz Phone: 03 335 3142

We need a Teaching Assistant (TA) to join our Team 9-12pm daily (15 hrs per week) starting in term 2. The role will be varied and may include 1:1 support, working in small groups and supporting our students and teachers. We need a special person to join our fantastic team and we are looking for someone who can answer yes to everything on our wish list: • A positive “can do” attitude • Ability to be adaptable and work with children from 5- 13 years old • Be passionate about helping our students learn and having fun along the way • Be a team player • Be fit and active and willing to take part in all areas of school life • Be willing to learn new things every day • Be reliable and use their initiative In return we offer a great working environment and a fantastic team to support you. This is a fixed term position for term 2 initially to be reviewed. Please apply online with this link http://bit.ly/2oVvxrP or email helenb@clearview.school.nz and I will send you the link. Please don’t send any separate CVs or covering letters. Closing date: Wed 3rd May at 4pm Shortlisting: Thursday & Friday 4th/5th May Interviews: To be held Friday 12th May Start date: To be confirmed

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Abbeyfield Housekeeper - Leeston Abbeyfield Ellesmere is seeking a caring, friendly, out-going and well-organised person to oversee a family-style household of 14 older residents at our new Abbeyfield House to be opened in November. Key responsibilities for this full time position include: • Budgeting, planning and preparation of meals • Cleaning of house common areas • Helping ensure the harmonious running of the house The successful applicant will: • be an experienced cook with a flair for preparing nutritious, appetising meals • be able to work co-operatively with older people and volunteers • have empathy for and a good understanding of the needs of older people • Live in the Housekeeper’s Flat Please apply in writing with your CV to: The Vintage Village Trust, PO Box 4, LEESTON or email to: helenrcrowhen@gmail.com By 19th May, 2017

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Hastings McLeod Limited Licensed under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008

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$549,000

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$595,000

WEB ID ROU54458

KIRWEE 8 Walter Place

WEB ID ROU54424

ROLLESTON 29 Stanford Way

Located in heart of Kirwee is this well-appointed new home just waiting for you to call it home. This well designed 4 bedroom home presents a contemporary style open plan kitchen/dining with access through large sliders onto the sunny north facing patio. Large formal lounge with log burner. Master bedroom enjoys a WIR & ensuite, complemented by 3 additional bedrooms. Internal access double garage with laundry featuring excellent storage options. Position of the home makes great use on the section & allows the purchasers to add their touch. Now it’s your turn to step up & call this place home. VIEW Sunday 23 Apr 12.00 - 12.30pm

Your exhaustive search could well be over… • Trendy kitchen with huge butler’s pantry, feature benchtops & lighting • Two adjoining living areas each with stacker-slider external access • Large covered patio from a clever roofline extension • Master with ensuite, WIR and stacker-slider external access • Heat pump and two panel heaters • Separate toilet with basin • Feature entrance with extra height ceilings • Outstanding spacious section with seeded lawn VIEW By Appointment

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Gareth Cox

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Mobile 021 250 9714 Office 03 929 0306 gareth@propertybrokers.co.nz

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Sarah Yeates

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

HAVE YOU GOT THE VISION?

WEB ID ROU54215

BUYERS $899,000+ WEST MELTON 137 Neave Road

• Trendy kitchen with huge butler’s pantry and feature benchtops & lighting • Two adjoining living areas each with stacker-slider external access • Large covered patio from a clever roofline extension • Master with ensuite, WIR and stacker-slider external access • Spacious linen closet with built-in shelving • Heat pump and two panel heaters • Feature entrance with extra height ceilings • Outstanding spacious section with seeded lawn included • Clothesline, mail box and driveway VIEW By Appointment

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WEB ID ROL54377

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

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

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

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Introducing

Jannetta Thomas We are delighted to welcome Janetta to the Property Brokers Darfield Sales team.

OPEN HOME

Jannetta comes to Property Brokers with 33 years’ sales experience in the FMCG sector.

WEB ID DFU55171 BUYERS DARFIELD 11 Mcilraith Street VIEW Sunday 23 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. gareth@propertybrokers.co.nz

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If you are considering selling or buying property and are looking for an agent who is incredibly dedicated, who has a fantastic proven sales background, who will provide the highest level of communication, and has first-hand knowledge of living in the local community, then you need to talk to Jannetta today.

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LIFESTYLE rolleston@propertybrokers.co.nz 03 929 0306

Hastings McLeod Limited Licensed under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008

NO NEED TO COMPROMISE

DEADLINE SALE WEB ID ROU55252

WEST MELTON 15 Brampton Drive If it is quality you desire, then look no further than 15 Brampton Drive, located in the highly sought after Gainsborough subdivision, West Melton. A high quality 298m2, family home, set on a beautifully established, 2163m2 section. This truly is a property you will be proud to call home. • Modern kitchen, featuring granite bench tops, Bosch appliances and a large butlers’ pantry • Large open plan living/dining space and separate lounge • Master bedroom with en-suite and WIR

• Fully insulated, double glazed • Modern underfloor heating system and an additional heat pump

VIEW By Appointment DEADLINE SALE closes Thursday 11th May, 2017 at 4.00pm, (unless sold prior)

With family living in mind, the home is complimented with lots of storage space, including a loft above the triple car garaging. The family sized section is nicely established, offering that desirable mix of well established, but low maintenance. For those of you worried about the amount of lawn – fear not, the ride-on is included!

THE GOLDEN MILE

BUYERS $899,000+

DEADLINE SALE

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Chris Moore

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

LIFESTYLE WITH SCALE

WEB ID ROL53999 DARFIELD 1/546 McLaughlins Road

BY NEGOTIATION LEESTON 398 The Lake Road

4.5ha lifestyle property, set down a private lane in parklike grounds offering the ultimate country lifestyle. Featuring a spacious family home with separate formal lounge, a brand new kitchen/living and external access to north facing patios providing excellent indoor/outdoor flow. 4 double bedrooms, office, large family bathroom plus ensuite off master bedroom. Internal access double garage. Outbuildings include a large 5 bay implement shed/workshop plus separate 3 bay garden shed with enclosed games rooms. If you’re looking for the ultimate lifestyle property with, then look no further! VIEW Sunday 23 Apr 2.00 - 2.45pm

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WEB ID ROL54796

- 3 Bedrooms, beautiful bathroom plus the added bonus of a rumpus room - Stunning kitchen, featuring granite bench and large pantry - Spacious living area featuring high exposed ceiling, and logburner - Peaceful setting enhanced by sheltered surroundings, perfect for outdoor living/entertaining - 22.5 hectares of land, with approximately 15 hectares of irrigated paddock - Two wood lots, totalling approximately 2 hectares - Great range of shedding - Two car garaging VIEW By Appointment

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OPEN HOME

Mobile 021 250 9714 Office 03 929 0306 gareth@propertybrokers.co.nz

THE HARD WORK DONE

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Chris Moore

AREA MANAGER/LIFESTYLE SALES CONSULTANT

SALES CONSULTANT

Sarah Yeates

Jannetta Thomas

Lucinda Ebbett

Sam Ashworth

027 288 0563

027 447 2719

021 256 6295

027 364 7958

027 242 3290

SALES CONSULTANT

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

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WEB ID ROL54088

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

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Michael Robb

Mobile 027 436 7106 Office 03 929 0306 michael.robb@propertybrokers.co.nz

Gareth Cox

Rebecca Smith

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Rolleston 41 Durrell Way

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Realising the need to upsize? There´s ample room for all the family here. Downstairs offers a bedroom, study & laundry with shower & toilet, making it the ideal solution for extended or dual family living. The rest of the ground floor comprises a large open plan kitchen, dining & living space with heat pump, plus a separate lounge with log burner. Heading upstairs, the family will have the choice of a further 5 bedrooms, & everyone will be lucky enough to have a view! In addition to the ensuite, there´s also a beautiful family bathroom centrally located on the upper floor. Boasting a lovely mature garden, great off-street parking & a workshop at the rear of the garage, this ’upsized’ property is sure to fulfill all your accommodation needs & more.

For Sale $649,000 View Sunday 1.15pm - 1.45pm www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22724 rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22724 Brendan ’Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733 brendan.shefford@raywhite.com Sarah Booth 027 527 8258 sarah.booth@raywhite.com Rolleston Office 03 347 9988 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

Rolleston 53 Beaumont Drive

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

For Sale Offers over $619,000 View Sunday 11.00am - 11.30am www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22821 rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22821 Brendan ’Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733 brendan.shefford@raywhite.com Sarah Booth 027 527 8258 sarah.booth@raywhite.com Rolleston Office 03 347 9988 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

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Rolleston 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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For Sale Offers over $589,000 View Sunday 12.00pm - 12.30pm 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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Rolleston 9 Lawrence Drive Construction on this 230m2 home is underway. Featuring 4 good size bedrooms, including the master with an ensuite and walk in robe, a separate lounge plus an internal laundry. 3 car tandem garaging with drive through is also on offer here. The home is nicely sited on a 576m2 (+ROW) section which will have a lawn, patio and driveway laid prior to settlement. Call now for more details.

4 A 2 C 2 F 3 I For Sale Offers over $579,000 View By Appointment www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22696 rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22696 Amanda Cherry 027 340 6955 Brendan ’Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733 Rolleston Office 03 347 9988 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

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

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For Sale $675,000 View Sunday 12.15pm - 12.45pm www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22763 rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22763 Brendan ’Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733 brendan.shefford@raywhite.com Sarah Booth 027 527 8258 sarah.booth@raywhite.com Rolleston Office 03 347 9988 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

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Rolleston 95 Rolleston Drive • • • • • •

Plenty of off street parking 764m2 fully fenced section Open plan kitchen/living/dining plus a separate lounge Generous walk-in pantry 4 good size bedrooms, each with their own heat pump Separate laundry

Rolleston 48 Overbury Crescent • • • • • •

Set on an established, fully fenced 785m2 section. Double garage with drive through to a single garage Solar panel for hot water, HRV system 4 bedrooms (master with ensuite & WIR) Separate lounge with pellet fire Beautiful outdoor area with shade sail and built in BBQ

4A2F3I For Sale Offers over $569,000 View Sunday 12.00pm - 12.30pm www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22790 rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22790 Brendan Shefford 027 224 4733 Sarah Booth 027 527 8258 Rolleston Office 03 347 9988 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

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4A2C2F2I For Sale Offers over $569,000 View Sunday 2.15pm - 2.45pm www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22804 rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22804 Brendan ’Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733 Sarah Booth 027 527 8258 Rolleston Office 03 347 9988 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

Rolleston 51 Bradbury Avenue 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!

4A2F2I For Sale Offers over $599,000 View Sunday 1.00pm - 1.30pm 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)

Must be Sold

Rolleston 47 Strauss Drive A house that feels like HOME... ready for you right now! Warm & welcoming, this 4 bedroom home offers two spacious living areas, a private & sunny outdoor deck area, a top quality kitchen + walk-in pantry, double garage + off street parking for a boat. Our motivated vendors are keen to move on to the next chapter & are waiting for your offer. View now!

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4A2C2F2I For Sale Offers over $599,000 View Sunday 12:30pm - 1:00pm 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)

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 $525,000 View by appointment rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22835 www.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)


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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.

4 A 2 C 2 F 3 I For Sale Offers over $599,000 View Sunday 12.15pm - 12.45pm rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22645 www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22645 Sarah Booth 027 527 8258 Brendan ’Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733 Rolleston Office 03 347 9988 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

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Templeton 44 Bailey Street

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 Sunday 11.45am - 12.15pm 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 LICENSED (REAA 2008)

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For Sale Offers over $399,000 View Saturday 1.45pm - 2.15pm rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22814 www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22814 Melissa Warrington 027 279 4362 melissa.warrington@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)

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Tai Tapu 728 Christchurch Akaroa Road A beautiful, extensively renovated, character home. Offering 4 bedrooms, 2 living areas, 1 bathroom and 2 toilets. Gorgeous fully fenced 809m2 section with mature gardens, fruit trees and large deck. Come and live the country dream, nestled in the heart of the Tai Tapu village!

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

4A1F Deadline Sale 4pm, 9th May 2017 View Sunday 11.00am - 11.30am www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22854 rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22854 Emma George 027 555 0568 Leisa Webster 027 722 5537 Rolleston Office 03 347 9988 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

Lincoln 12 Tauhinu Avenue Top Class! A stunning, superior 4 bedroom family home plus study nook. Open plan living and separate lounge with a feature gas fire. The designer kitchen offers quality appliances, stone benchtop and butlers pantry. Beautifully landscaped 719m2 section. This stylish home is sure to impress - call now to view!

4A2C2F2I For Sale Offers over $709,000 View by appointment rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22844 www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22844 Leisa Webster 027 722 5537 leisa.webster@raywhite.com Rolleston Office 03 347 9988 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

Open Home

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

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4A2F2I For Sale $830,000 View Sunday 12.30pm - 1.00pm www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22797 rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22797 Emma George 027 555 0568 Dwayne Bloomfield 021 163 9874 Rolleston Office 03 347 9988 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

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 West Melton Office 03 347 9933 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)


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Dunsandel 15 Leeston Dunsandel Road

Rakaia 33 Bowen Street

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With a lovely village feel, Rakaia is the perfect place to make yourself at home. This great property offers a fully fenced quarter acre section + a home that will suit many buyers. Set up as 3 bedrooms & a study/single bedroom, the home also includes a modernised kitchen with walk in pantry, separate lounge with logburner on wetback, dining/sitting area & enclosed sunroom. Ensuited from one of the bedrooms, there is a spa bath, so you can sit back & relax at the end of a long day. To complement this, the large utility room/laundry houses the shower & WC. Out the back of the home, you will find a double garage (new doors being installed soon) + a workshop space which has water & power connected, as well as a pergola, lawned area & gardens. Call now to view!

Affordable with 3 car garaging! Take advantage of the potential this sizable 2 bedroom property offers. The open plan kitchen is complimented with a great walk in pantry and a fireplace on wetback. Step up to the 2 separate living spaces, one which has doors out to the sunny wooden deck, or maybe this could be changed into a 3rd bedroom? Outside the 3 car garage has extra space to the side for a workshop or storage. There are options with the carpeted studio which also has power, to use as a great office or in other ways which may suit your situation. The sizable back yard is securely fenced off and is a great space for kids and animals alike.

For Sale Offers over $349,000 View Sunday 1.30pm - 2.00pm www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22856 rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22856 Angela Hunt 021 548 777 angela.hunt@raywhite.com Melanie Elliott 027 635 2643 melanie.elliott@raywhite.com Rolleston Office 03 347 9988 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

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For Sale Offers over $399,000 View by appointment www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22851 rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22851 Brendan ’Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733 brendan.shefford@raywhite.com Sarah Booth 027 527 8258 sarah.booth@raywhite.com Rolleston Office 03 347 9988 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

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Springston 482 Bethels Road • • • • • • •

West Melton 9 Shepherd Avenue Nestled away from the road and enjoying expansive views across manicured gardens and Preston Park, 9 Shepherd Avenue enjoys what can only be described as one of the most divine locations in West Melton. A stunning property from the outset, this contemporary family home boasts four generous bedrooms, beautiful tiled bathrooms and a walk in robe that will excite the most discerning buyer. The open plan kitchen/living/dining area is light and bright with a stunning kitchen and scullery at its heart, while a formal living room provides additional options for entertaining and family living. With numerous doors opening out to idyllic patio areas, summer entertaining will be a breeze.

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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 by appointment 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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For Sale Offers over $819000 View Sunday 2.15pm - 2.45pm www.rwwestmelton.co.nz/RLL22841 rwwestmelton.co.nz/RLL22841 Melanie Elliott 027 635 2643 melanie.elliott@raywhite.com West Melton Office 03 347 9933 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

Springston Lot 1 Ashley Dene Road Rarely does a 5 acre block come to the market, so close to all that Rolleston has to offer. Within a 10 minute drive from your peaceful rural paradise, you’ll find the shops, restaurants, banks and more. Come settlement, this property with its great fertile soil, will be fully deer fenced, and offers a great building platform with established shelter. This is an opportunity to build your dream home & really is as rare as hens teeth. Call now!

For Sale $399,000 View by appointment www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22836 rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22836 Brendan ’Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733 Sarah Booth 027 527 8258 Rolleston Office 03 347 9988 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)


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M-A ‘The MATSON & ALLAN REAL ESTATE LIMITED

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• Located in Devon Park subdivision • Superior 4 double bedrooms • 2 living rooms • 900mm oven with gas hobb & walk in pantry • Large separate laundry & tiled bathrooms • Superior fittings & fixtures throughout • Fully fenced 631m² section • Comes complete with a First Home Build Warranty Price: Neg over $595,000 View: www.marealestate.co.nz/028

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

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ROLLESTON - 85 Strauss Drive EYECATCHING STREET APPEAL

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

ENTRY LEVEL PERFECTION

Price: Neg Over $545,000 View: www.marealestate.co.nz

Open Home: Sun 23rd 1.45pm - 2.15pm Price: Neg over $475,000 View: www.marealestate.co.nz/151

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

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

ROLLESTON - 28 Bavaria Drive

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

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

PREBBLETON - 15 Prebblewood Drive

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PERFECTION IN PREBBLETON

• One of the best locations in West Melton • Power and telephone to boundary • Very private and quiet • Well sheltered • Mountain views • No covenants • Price includes GST

• Stunning 4 bedroom plus study • Exceptional quality throughout • Three large living areas • Central kitchen with quality appliances and walk in pantry • Bathrooms, fittings and fixtures are of a high standard and very spacious • Master has an extra large walk through wardrobe and access to a private outdoor area • Set on established and private 840m² section with excellent indoor outdoor flow

Price: $460,000 View: www.marealestate.co.nz/149

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

WEST MELTON - 44 Knights Road

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Chris Flanagan 027 433 4657

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Jackie Derrick 027 636 3576

Stephan Knowler 027 229 9522

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DOyLESTON - 1445B Leeston Road

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WEST MELTON - 7/118 Alpineview

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

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• As new stylish 3 Bedroom • Perfect entry level or downsizing option • Open plan living • Loaded with extra features • 3 x garden shed • Secure and private section

ROLLESTON - 23D Jozecom Place • Fabulous and substantial 260sqm home • Triple car garaging • Two large living areas • Sleek and modern centrally located kitchen with granite bench tops, quality appliances and walk in pantry • Living area opens out to private outdoor entertaining • Four double bedrooms • Beautifully specified tiled bathrooms and a large walk in wardrobe add to the luxurious feeling of this home • Separate laundry • Log burner

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ROLLESTON - 22 Flint Road

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• Brand new 3 bedroom family home • Two living areas • Feature polished concrete floors • Centrally located high spec kitchen • Two bathrooms including ensuite • Great indoor outdoor flow • 650m² fully fenced section • A real gem!

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ROLLESTON - 20 Colebrook Drive

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DELIGHTFUL IN EVERY WAY

• Situated in Farington Subdivision in a quiet cul-de-sac • Two living areas • Open plan kitchen/dining • 4 double bedrooms & study • Master with ensuite & large WIR • Family bathroom, separate toilet & separate laundry • Large 7x6m internal access garage • Doors off living areas open onto alfresco dining • Aggregate courtyard with outdoor fire • Mature north facing garden

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Residential Lifestyle Rural Property

Cameron McRae 027 769 6696

TICKS ALL THE BOXES AND VERY AFFORDABLE! • Easily maintainable 1073m2 section • Modern solid brick home • 3 good sized bedrooms • 1 spacious bathroom • Open plan kitchen with stone bench top & induction hob • Generous sized dining and living area • Opens out onto sunny deck • Heat pump and very large log burner • Double glazing and insulation in the walls and roof

Price: $429,000 View: www.marealestate.co.nz/150

Cameron McRae Mb 027 769 6696 cameron@marealestate.co.nz

DARFIELD PH: 03 318 8204

Paul Robinson 021 277 2690

Sue Robinson 021 409 050

www.marealestate.co.nz

Jo Barrett 021 859 006

Juliet Flanagan

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

A community development at Devon Green The first two groups of Devon Green purchasers recently took possession of their new homes, and already the new residents are talking about having a street party to celebrate. An initiative of Generation Homes, the Devon Green community development is an example of affordable building that still offers a high quality product. It is therefore not surprising that this new subdivision is attracting interest from a mix of people that include individuals, mature couples, and first home buyers cashing in on their KiwiSaver and the opportunity to realise a HomeStart Grant. “With the landscaping and finishing work now complete, the homes look really good,” says Evan Beker who along with wife Nadja, are joint venture partners of Generation Homes Christchurch. “We had a goal of creating a vibrant community with this development, and it has been fantastic seeing this coming together.” The homes in Devon Green cost between $435,000 and $465,000 for a three bedroom architecturally designed semi-detached or standalone home and land package. All come with high quality fittings that include engineered stone bench tops and standard Bosch appliances in the kitchen, heat pump, and ensuites/ walk-in robes in the main bedrooms. There is also ample storage and indoor, outdoor flow through sliders that lead to patio and garden courtyards. The total size of the homes varies from 127 to 155 square metres. The smaller units have single car garaging while those between 140 and 155 square metres have

a double garage. Section sizes average around the 400 square metre mark. Externally, long-run roofing, upgraded bricks and linear oblique feature cladding combine to make the homes extremely attractive, as does the fully landscaped sections. A mix of trellis style fencing and hedges separate the homes while specimen trees will be planted throughout the sub-division for an appealing open environment. A total of forty five homes are planned for Devon Green, fourteen to be two storey townhouses and thirty one single level dwellings. Already twenty six of the latter have been sold with the last stage of single level packages soon to be released. Generation Homes has also just released their two storey townhouse stage. These spacious three bedroom 150 square metre homes overlook the Devon Green reserve. Layout options include two bedrooms upstairs with an ensuite and master bathroom while there is also a separate downstairs bedroom and toilet. Some designs also have an ensuite for the downstairs bedroom. These layout options make these townhouses ideal for single people who wish to have a flatmate, for multi-generational families, and for investors. Devon Green is located at the northern end of Strauss Drive in Devon Park, Rolleston and is featured at: www. generation.co.nz/dg_home.

Generation Homes has just released their two storey townhouse stage at Devon Green

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Building blocks to a new home As Cantabrians continue to move forward, when building a new home, here’s a reminder to pay attention to some of the fine details... Anyone intending to build a new home should have the builder’s contract checked out by an experienced lawyer. A payment schedule can also minimise financial risks. Issues that you may have to deal with include: the deposit, guarantees and warranties If you want to compare building companies, it’s important to get down to finer details such as how many power points there are per room, the type of windows you are having or which paint finishes are included. Questions to ask builders include: • Do you have a completion guarantee and how does it work? • Is there a loss of deposit guarantee? • Is the company a Registered Master Builder and does it use thirdparty written guarantees? • What is the schedule for payments? • How are the deposit and progress payments administered?

• Are they held in a solicitor’s trust fund? • Will the master franchisor complete the build if the franchisee goes out of business • What are the exact specs? • Are the prices fixed? • What is excluded from the build? • Are there any restrictions on driveways or any other connections? • Can you speak with clients who have just completed a build? Do your homework before you decide on a building company and you will have a less stressful time once the building process starts.

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This Week’s Rolleston

LAKE COLERIDGE 87 Hummocks Rd

Sat 22nd April 1pm - 3pm, 3 bdrm, 1 bthrm, 1 living, 768m2 section, Deadline sale, all offers presented 2pm 26th April (USP) www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1650, Harcourts Rolleston Caine 027 330 1002

Thurs 20th April, 5.15pm -6pm, 3 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 1 living, 2+ car gge, 683m2 section, Deadline sale, all offers presented 2pm 9 May (USP), www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1648 Harcourts Rolleston – Kaye 027 686 6941

PREBBLETON 20 Blakes Road

PREBBLETON 26A Lindsay Drive

Thurs 20th April, 1pm -2pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 3 car gge, 921m2 section, Auction 10.30, 11 May (USP) www.harcourts.co.nzID#RL1651, Harcourts Rolleston – Richard (Taitie) 027 777 8080

KAIAPOI 12 Fairweather Crescent

Sat 22nd April 2.30pm - 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#RL1648 Harcourts Rolleston – Kaye 027 686 6941

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KAIAPOI 12 Fairweather Crescent

ROLLESTON 27 Rosamond Way

Sat 22nd April 11.30am - 12.30pm, 3 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 1 living, 1 car gge, 300m2 section, $435,000, www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1642 Harcourts Rolleston – Richard (Taitie) 027 777 8080

ROLLESTON 17 Goldrush Lane

Sat 22nd April 1pm -3pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 2 car gge, 1019m2 section, $699,000 www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1630 Harcourts Rolleston – Richard (Taitie) 027 777 8080

Sat 22nd April, 2.45pm – 3.15pm, 2 bed, 1 bthrm, 1 car, 1012m2 section Deadline Sale , Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22848

WEST MELTON 394 Halkett Road

Sat 22nd April, 1pm – 1.30pm, 5.1ha, 4 bed + office, 2 bthrms, 5 car, 60m Well, By Negotiation Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22789

WIGRAM 148 Kittyhawk Ave

Sat 22nd April, 3.15pm – 3.45pm, 3 Bed, 2 Bthrms, W/I Pantry, 2 Car, 208m2 Section, Offers over $625,000 Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22829

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

ILAM 15 Powell Cres

TEMPLETON 44 Bailey Street

DARFIELD 13 Kimberley Road

PREBBLETON 26A Lindsay Drive

ROLLESTON 27 Rosamond Way

DARFIELD 21 Piako Drive

ROLLESTON 53 Beaumont Drive

SOUTHBRIDGE 11 Brook Street

Sat 22nd April, 12pm – 12.30pm, 6 bed, 1 bthrm, 2 car, 637m2 section, Offers over $790,000, Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22701

Sun 23rd April, 2.30pm – 3pm, 3 Bed, 1 Bthrm, 1 car on 1012m2 section,$355,000, Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL839 Sun 23rd April, 4 bed + study, 2 bthrms, 2 car, 623m2 section $639,000 Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL840

DOYLESTON 1445B Leeston Road

Sun 23rd April, 1pm – 1.30pm, Very affordable 3 bedroom home on 1073m2, $429,000, Cameron McRae 027 7696696 cameron@marealestate.co.nz, Matson & Allan, www.marealestate.co.nz/150

DUNSANDEL 15 Leeston Dunsandel Road

Sun 23rd April, 1.30pm – 2pm, 2 bed, 1 bthrm, 3 car 1009m2 section, Offers over $349,000. Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22856

DUNSANDEL 30 Hororata Dunsandel Road Sun 23rd April, 2.15pm – 2.45pm, 4 bed, 1 bthrm, 2 car, 1012m2 section, By Negotiation, Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22734

HEI HEI 9 Zenith Place

Sun 23rd April, 3.30pm – 4pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms, 2 car on 623m2 section, Offers over $479,000, Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22706

HOON HAY 49 Rowley Ave

Sun 23rd April, 3 bed, 1 bthrm, w/in panty, 2 car, 612m2 section, Offers over $399,000, Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22823

HUNTSBURY 31 Huntsbury Avenue

Sun 23rd April 11am - 11.30am, 3 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 1 living, 2 car gge $695,000 www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1597 Harcourts Rolleston – Richard 027 777 8080

KAIAPOI 12 Fairweather Crescent

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Sat 22nd April, 2pm – 2.30pm, 4 Bed, 2 Bthrms, 2 Car, 757m2 Section, Deadline sale, Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22822

TEMPLETON 8 Riwai Street

Sat 22nd April, 1.45pm – 2.15pm, 3 bed, updated bthrm, 1 car, 632m2 section, Offers over $399,000, Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22814

Sun 23rd April, 2pm - 2.45pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 3 car gge, 921m2 section, Auction 10.30, 11 May (USP), www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1651 Harcourts Rolleston – Richard (Taitie) 027 777 8080 Sun 23rd April, 11am – 11.30am, 4 bed, 2 bthrms, 3 car on 939m2 section, Offers over $619,000, Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22821

ROLLESTON 6 Bethany Road

Sun 23rd April, 12pm - 12.30pm, New 4 bdrm, 1 living, 2 bath, 2 garage turnkey package, $539,000, Stephan Knowler 027 2299522, stephan@marealestate.co.nz, Matson & Allan, www.marealestate.co.nz/013

ROLLESTON 68 Shillingford Boulevard

Sun 23rd April, 12pm – 12.30pm, 3 bed, 2 bthrms, 2 car, 407m2 section, Offers over $519,000, Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22766

ROLLESTON 9 Lloyds Close

Sun 9th April 12pm – 12.30pm, 4 bed ,2 bthrms, 2 car, 1105 m2 section, Offers over $589,000, Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22832

ROLLESTON 48 Overbury Crescent

Sun 23rd April, 12pm – 12.30pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms, sep laundry, 3 car on 785m2 section, Offers over $569,000, Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22790

ROLLESTON 50 Stonebrook Drive

Sun 23rd April, 12.15pm – 12.45pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms, 3 car, 1257m2 section, Offers over $599,000, Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22645

ROLLESTON 9 Kingsley Place

Sun 23rd April, 12.15pm –12.45pm, 4 bed 2 bthrms, 3 car, 1184 m2 section, $675,000, Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/ RLL22763

Sun 23rd April 3.15pm - 4pm, 3 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 1 living, 1 car gge, 300m2 section, $435,000 www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1642, Harcourts Rolleston – Richard 027 777 8080 Sun 23rd April, 11.30am – 12pm, Charming 4 bdrm cottage on 868m2 with potential plus. Neg Over $299,000 Cameron McRae 027 769 6696, cameron@marealestate.co.nz, Matson & Allan, www.marealestate.co.nz/142

SOUTHBRIDGE 76 High Street

Sun 23rd April 2.30pm – 3pm, 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home on 1885m2.$455,000, Cameron McRae 027 769 6696, cameron@marealestate.co.nz Matson & Allan, www.marealestate.co.nz/077

SOUTHBRIDGE 15 Cryer Street

Sun 23rd April, 3pm - 3.30pm , 3 bed, 2 living, 1 bath on 1/2 acre with 4 car garaging. $395,000, Cameron McRae 027 769 6696, cameron@marealestate.co.nz Matson & Allan, www.marealestate.co.nz/123

TAI TAPU 728 Christchurch Akaroa Road

Sun 23rd April 11am – 11.30am, 4 bed 2 bthrms, carport, o/s parking 809m2 land, Deadline Sale, Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22854

TAI TAPU 40 Michaels Road

Sun 23rd April, 11am –11.30am, updated 4 bed, 2 bthrms, 3 car on 825m2, $565,000, Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22746

TAI TAPU 716 Christchurch Akaroa Road

Sun 23rd April 11.45am – 12.15pm, 3 bed + study 1 bthrms, 2 car on 809m2 section, By Negotiation, Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22777

TAI TAPU 15 Riverside Lane

Sun 23rd April 2.30pm - 3.15pm, 3 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 1 living, 2+ car gge, 683m2 section, Deadline sale, all offers presented 2pm 9 May (USP) www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1648, Harcourts Rolleston – Kaye 027 686 6941

ROLLESTON 47 Strauss Drive

Sun 23rd April, 12.30pm – 1pm, 4 bed , W/I pantry, 2 bthrms, 2 car on 600m2 section, Offers over $599,000 Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22781

Sun 23rd April, 12.30pm – 1pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms, 2 car on 701m2, $830,000, Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22797

LEESTON 38 Spring Place

ROLLESTON 177 & 181 Brookside Road

Sun 23rd April, 2.30pm – 3pm, 4 bed,2 bthrms, 2 car, Sep Laundry on 706m2, Offers over $710,000, Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22748

LEESTON 19 Mountain View Place

ROLLESTON 51 Bradbury Avenue

Sun 23rd April, 12.15pm – 12.45pm, Large 4 bed, 3 living room home in quiet street. $529,000, Stephan Knowler 027 2299522, stephan@marealestate.co.nz, Matson & Allan, www.marealestate.co.nz/130 Sun 23rd April, 1pm – 1.30pm, 4/5 bedroom home with WOW factor on 1021m2. $535,000, Stephan Knowler 027 2299522 stephan@marealestate.co.nz Matson & Allan, www.marealestate.co.nz/101

LEESTON 28 High Street

Sun 23rd April, 1.45pm – 2.15pm, Character home on 1382m2 with 3 car garaging, Neg Over $499,000, Stephan Knowler 027 2299522 stephan@marealestate.co.nz Matson & Allan, www.marealestate.co.nz/092

LEESTON 21 Woodville Street

Sun 23rd April, 1.45pm – 2.15pm, 4 bed immaculate home on 759m2. Neg Over $499,000, Cameron McRae 027 7696696 cameron@marealestate.co.nz Matson & Allan, www.marealestate.co.nz/148

LEESTON 13 Palladio Avenue

Sun 23rd April, 2.30pm – 3pm, Stylish 5 bed in Monticello. $555,000 Stephan Knowler 027 2299522 stephan@marealestate.co.nz Matson & Allan, www.marealestate.co.nz/127

LEESTON 63C Station Street

Sun 23rd April, 3.15pm – 3.45pm, Neat as a pin 2 bed 114m2 home. Neg Over $350,000, Stephan Knowler 027 2299522, stephan@marealestate.co.nz, Matson & Allan, www.marealestate.co.nz/125

LEESTON 11 Fibonacci Way

Sun 23rd April 1pm - 1.30pm, 3 bdrm, 1 bthrm, 1 living, 1 car gge, 16186m2 section, Deadline sale, all offers presented 3pm 26 April (USP) www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1640, Harcourts Rolleston – Katie 021 135 0887 Sun 23rd April, 1pm – 1.30pm, 4 bed , 2 bthrms, Sep Laundry, 2 car on 613m2 section, Offers over $599,000 Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22843

ROLLESTON 11 Fairhurst Place

Sun 23rd April, 1pm – 1.30pm,4 bed, 2 bthrms, sep laundry, 2 car on 2548m2,Offers over $699,000, Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22825

ROLLESTON 3 Highworth Crescent

Sun 23rd April, 1pm – 1.30pm 4 bdrm & study, 2 living, 7x6m garage in Faringdon. Neg Over $585,000, Jackie Derrick 027 6363576 jackie@marealestate.co.nz, Matson & Allan, www.marealestate.co.nz/119

ROLLESTON 17 Goldrush Lane

Sun 23rd April 1.15pm - 2.45pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 2 car gge, 1019m2 section, $699,000, www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1630 Harcourts Rolleston – Richard (Taitie) 027 777 8080

ROLLESTON 41 Durrell Way

Sun 23rd April, 1.15pm – 1.45pm, 6 bed, study, 3 bthrms, 2 car, 1004m2 section, $649,000, Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22724

ROLLESTON 22 Flint Road

Sun 23rd April, 1.45pm – 2.15pm Entry Level Perfection. Neg Over $475,000, Jackie Derrick 027 6363576, jackie@marealestate.co.nz Matson & Allan, www.marealestate.co.nz/151

TAI TAPU 3 Riverside Lane

WEST MELTON 4/1132 Old West Coast Road

Sun 23rd April 11.45am -12.30pm , 1 bdrm, 1 bthrm, 1 living, 42433m2 section, $690,000, www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1546 Harcourts Rolleston – Fergus 027 608 4768

WEST MELTON 3 Dalton Way

Sun 23rd April, 12pm - 12.45pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 2 car gge, 2025m2 section, $1,075,000 www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1625 Harcourts Rolleston – Richard 027 777 8080

WEST MELTON 28 Rotherham Drive

Sun 23rd April, 1pm - 1.30pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 4 car gge, 1321m2 section, $799,000, www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1631, Harcourts Rolleston – Fergus 027 608 4768

WEST MELTON 8 Rotherham Drive

Sun 23rd April, 1.15pm – 1.45pm, 4 bed, study, 3 bthrms, pool, 4 car on 4001m2 land, By Negotiation, Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22760

WEST MELTON 26 Elizabeth Allen Drive

Sun 23rd April, 1.30pm – 2pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms, 2car 302m2 on 1318m2, By Negotiation, Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22683

WEST MELTON 36 Shepherd Ave

Sun 23rd April, 2.15pm – 2.45pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms 3 car, 332m2 on 4235m2, Offers over $999,000, Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22795

WEST MELTON 9 Shepherd Ave

Sun 23rd April, 3.45pm – 4.15pm, 3 bed, 2 bath, new build with double garage. Neg Over $490,000, Stephan Knowler 027 2299522, stephan@marealestate.co.nz, Matson & Allan, www.marealestate.co.nz/143

ROLLESTON 10 Dunlop Crescent

LINCOLN 9 Caulfield Crescent

ROLLESTON 95 Rolleston Drive

Sun 23rd April, 2.15pm – 2.45pm, 4 Bed, 2 Bthrms, 2 Car, sep laundry, 764m2 Section, Offers over $569,000, Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22804

Sun 23rd April, 3pm – 3.30pm, Lifestyle property on 5.8 ha with 4 car garaging. Neg Over $900,000 Andrew Taylor 027 4355930 andrew@marealestate.co.nz, www.marealestate.co.nz/141

PREBBLETON 15 Prebblewood Drive

ROLLESTON 89 Strauss Drive

WEST MELTON 51 Langdales Road

Sun 23rd April, 3.15pm – 3.45, 4 Bed, 2 Bthrms, Sep laundry, on 682m2 land, Offers over $699,000 Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22850 Sun 23rd April, 1pm – 1.30pm 4 bed, 3 living perfection on 840m2. Neg Over $800,000, Andrew Taylor 027 435 5930 andrew@marealestate.co.nz, www.marealestate.co.nz/147

Sun 23rd April, 2pm – 2.30pm. 4 bed, 2 bthrms, 3 car, 1080m2 section, Offers over $749,000, Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22833

Sun 23rd April, 2.30pm – 3pm, Contemporary Opulent 4 bedroom living. Price by Negotiation, Jackie Derrick 027 6363576, jackie@marealestate.co.nz, Matson & Allan, www.marealestate.co.nz

Sun 23rd April, 2.15pm – 2.45pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms sep laundry, 3 car, on 1408m2, Offers over $819,000, Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22841

WEST MELTON 44 Knights Road

Sun 23rd April, 3.15 – 4pm, 4.791ha, 5 bed, 2 bthrms, 3 car, Offers over $989,000, Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22842

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


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Four Seasons Realty AUCTION

Thursday 27th April (unless sold prior)

Thursday 20th April (unless sold prior)

All offers to be presented 3rd May 2017 (unless sold prior)

144 Main North Road

26 Aberdeen Road

61 Masefield Drive

Woodend

1214m2 3 Rich and Flamboyant

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Rolleston

Prebbleton

2764m2 4 Prestigious Aberdeen!

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This lovely home flows seamlessly from the open plan living to the outdoors, creating fabulous entertaining opportunities and providing expansive family living. With large open plan living this is the ideal place for indoor or outdoor entertaining, in the privacy of your own backyard. View at: fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#HR4457 Paula Catchpole – 027 4325 976

Set in total privacy, with all day sun, the former Vicarage of Woodend is the perfect home for those who prefer an extravagantly styled European décor. A bespoke home designed and tailored by the flamboyant owner who knowingly over capitalized for his own pleasure. Sadly he passed away too early to enjoy the end result leaving an affordable opportunity for a lucky bidder. View at: fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#FH4357 Jan Green -027 222 8736

4 2 2 More Than Meets The Eye!

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Architecturally designed and constructed to the highest standards in 2015. Executive kitchen with butler’s pantry. High spec tiled showers. Spacious interconnecting living areas with surround sound, study nook, log burner and heat transfer. Private parking for caravan/ boat and trailer. View at: fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1646 Shona Robb– 027 229 3657

DEADLINE SALE

AUCTION

AUCTION

Thursday 27th April (unless sold prior)

Thursday 27th April (unless sold prior)

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

4 Larkhill Place

190 Matsons Avenue

87 Hummocks Road

Avonhead

4 2 2 1 The overseas vendor says “Sold.”

DEADLINE SALE

AUCTION

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Waltz into this two-story family home to truly appreciate its warm, cozy ambiance. Feature a complete designer kitchen, with under floor heating. Generous living space and dining with a conservatory that seamless blend into the house. Don’t miss out this opportunity to acquire this fabulous family home! View at: fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#FH4347 Jackie Huo 021 253 35425

Papanui

3 1 2 Charm & Character Collide!

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Located in the gorgeous leafy tree-lined Matsons Avenue, this picturesque 3 bedroom home is complete with 2 generous living areas plus updated features throughout. Motivated owners committed to moving on and favourable Builders report available, be quick to secure! View at: fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#HR4452 Sam Steele – 027 864 3254

Lake Coleridge

3 1 1 A Home Away from Home

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“THE ELECTRICAL COTTAGE”, built in 1915 as a show home displaying the benefits of an all-electric home. An hour from Rolleston, activities close by include Hunting, Fishing, Golf and Skiing. First time available for over 25 years. Don’t miss out! View at: fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1650 Mary Westwood– 021 557 731 Caine Hopcroft– 027 330 1002

If you’re thinking of buying, selling or upgrading your home Please give us a call.

Halswell.

379 Halswell Road P 322 1197

Hornby.

395 Main South Road P 349 9919

Rolleston.

S13, Rolleston Square P 347 4711

fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz

Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Selwyn Times 18-04-17  

Selwyn Times 18-04-17

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