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„„ By Sarla Donovan OLI THE cat is back. Well, owner Lyn Gottermeyer is 99 per cent sure it’s Oli. The big maine coon lookalike went missing in June last year and Mrs Gottermeyer, who lives in Marshland, said after months and months of searching, she’d given up any hopes of finding him when her daughter noticed a post on the Lost Cats Christchurch Facebook page last month. “ ‘Mum, I think that’s Oli,’ she said. I took a look and he had the same markings. It was a lady in Spreydon who’d found him, he’d been hanging around her place and then took up residence in her garden.” Jeanette O’Connor, who posted his photo on the Facebook page, has a labrador and three cats of her own and Oli had been going in and stealing food from them. “She cried when I went and picked him up,” said Mrs Gottermeyer.

So how did he end up travelling from Marshland to Spreydon? “I think either someone took him because of the way he looks, or he’s got into someone’s vehicle. We had contractors around the day he went missing and he’s very inquisitive. He might have climbed into their van.” Mrs Gottermeyer kept him inside for a week after he returned, just to make sure he didn’t disappear again. She thinks he must have eaten well as he’s “a bit broader” than when he left. “I’ve noticed he doesn’t like my husband as much, but I’ve got three fox terriers and they always got on well. One of them went and laid down in front of him. He likes to be outside; he always used to sleep on the back porch but now he goes down to the creek somewhere and gets soaking wet. He’s one of a kind, Oli.”


Lower speed zones may be brought forward „„ By Sarla Donovan MEASURES TO improve the safety of school children crossing Ferry Rd may be brought forward. The Linwood-CentralHeathcote Community Board will ask the city council to fast track time frames for speed reduction measures outside Te Waka Unua and St Anne’s Catholic schools. The move comes after the city council’s Ferry Rd Masterplan, which was meant to solve the safety problems by reducing speed limits along sections of Ferry Rd, was pushed back. Board member Alexandra Davids said safety needed to come “before masterplan time frames.” The two schools want the speed reduced from 50km/h to 40km/h during school pick-up and dropoff times along with flashing speed reduction signs. •Turn to page 5

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LOCAL BODY politicians often get a clip around the ear, or kick up the backside over its decisions. Verbal clips and kicks, I must say. But in general they actually do a good job keeping the city and wards running, and at the end of the day they are the few who do put their hands up for public election. On page 1 today we reveal the Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board will ask the city council to fast-track time frames for speed reduction measures outside Te Waka Unua and St Anne’s Catholic schools. Ferry Rd is one heck of a busy stretch of roadway. As St Anne’s principal Dallas Wichman says, waiting is “a lot of time in the meantime for someone to get run over.” So get on with it and lower the limit to 40km/h. - Barry Clarke

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News Council’s $25m property buy-up „„ By Bridget Rutherford MORE THAN $25 million has been spent on buying properties for cycleways, roading projects and flood remediation in the last two years. Figures released under the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act show since November 2015, the city council has bought 42 properties and pieces of land, costing $25.1 million. Two of the latest purchases, finalised last month, were properties in Somerfield that needed to be bought to make way for the Quarryman’s Trail cycleway. The $915,000 purchase of the properties, on Roker and Barrington Sts, was contentious as the owners were not keen to sell. It spent just over $2 million buying land parcels and properties as part of the Northern Arterial project. They included some on Winters Rd, and others on Cranford St and Innes Rd to make room for Cranford St to become four-laned as part of the work. Some properties were bought

COSTLY: The city council bought this $545,000 Barrington St property to demolish and make way for a cycleway.

for flood remediation plans for the upper Heathcote storage project, the Styx stormwater management plan, and Bells Creek. On top of that 13 houses and properties were bought in Flockton Basin at a cost of




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In Brief GRANT FOR CENTRE The Pūkeko Centre development has been awarded a $400,000 grant from the lottery community facilities fund. The joint venture between two sports clubs has seen the relocation of two buildings from the now closed Freeville School on to the Parklands Bowling Club site. The money will go towards setting up the former school hall to provide a venue for indoor sports, performances and events. FUMES CAUSE INJURY A man was taken to Christchurch Hospital after fumes from a generator filled the building he was in. St John were called to the scene on Travis Country Drive, Burwood, at about 7.40am last Wednesday and found a man feeling dizzy from the fumes. Firefighters were called to assist ambulance staff and he was taken to hospital with moderate injuries. QEII DRIVE EXPANSION Steel safety barriers are being installed on QE II Drive this week, from Grimseys to Innes Rd. There will also be site clearance work involving tree felling and vegetation removal along QE II Drive, allowing work to start on building two new traffic lanes. Work is due to finish on July 24.

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Rescuing animals all part of the job „„ By Mark Thomas – specialist fire investigator I’M NOT sure what got into the pets of Halswell last week but over just two days our crews were called to three animal rescues in the suburb. First a dog chased a rabbit underneath a childcare centre – and stayed there.  It was retrieved.  Second, a horse was stuck down a bank at Kennedy’s Bush. With local help and a vet on-site it was winched up.  Finally, an old fashioned catup-a-tree event in Arkwright Pl shows no record of just what was done in the radio message log. It might still be there. But I doubt it. To complete this animal report a mama duck from Bromley, who is a bit out of season with her troop of ducklings, fell into a drain only to be rescued by the good lads of the Woolston Fire Station. A bit early in the year you’d think. I hope they all survive. There were fires of course. 

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A very elderly lady wielding a walking stick actively prevented neighbours evacuating her from her home in Sockburn after a kitchen fire on June 24. Consequently, she was treated for smoke inhalation at the scene.  Someone in Redwood used a toaster as a cigarette lighter by lying it on its side on June 23.  Not too surprisingly the toaster caught fire. There’s a thousand ways your house can catch fire.  But there are many hundreds of thousands of houses.  Most will never burn.  A bit of common sense makes it much less likely. Just how common that common sense is, I sometimes wonder.

Linwood College is on the move to the former Avonside Girls’ High School site while the school is being rebuilt You said: Laura McIntosh – Lots of chopping and changing and moving of sites to create this Avonside Girls’ High School/ Shirley Boys’ High School super school. Seems like they should be staying where they are. Is Linwood going to adopt this new student-led learning policy like Haeata? Lisa Armstrong – This has made me so mad. I have had several chats with the principal and others and they all said that they won’t be moving, as they didn’t want it to interfere with the students and thought moving

VISION: Architect Carsten Auer will redesign Linwood College, which will move to the former Avonside Girls’ High School site PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER ​ while it is rebuilt. sites would do more harm than good. The original plan was to do one block that was not being used at the time, i.e build a new gym on site, then remove the old building. Sounds like saving dollars

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Lower speed zones may be brought forward

•From page 1 But St Anne’s was facing the prospect of a three to five-year wait after the Linwood Village project was met with public criticism and was taken back by the city council. Principal Dallas Wichman said that was “a lot of time in the meantime for someone to get run over.” He was pleased to hear that the city council may look at prioritising the speed zones. “There’s a lot of schools higher up the order (for getting speed zones) which are in quiet roads, compared to us. In terms of the volume of cars, we must be one of the highest in the city.” Traffic figures from April last year showed along Ferry Rd between Osborne St and Aldwins Rd an average of 24,600 vehicles per day used the road with 1810 during peak traffic from 8am9am and the same figures for the school peak between 3pm and 4pm. A 1759-signature petition was presented to the city council in March, asking for its support in lowering speed limits outside the schools. Meanwhile, Linwood Avenue School is to have a speed cushion and a ‘recommended’ reduced

SPEED: Te Waka Unua and St Anne’s Catholic schools are still fighting to have reduced speed limits and flashing speed reduction signs put in place. PHOTO: CAITLIN MILES ​

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Gym club stumbles Halswell School gets top award over QE II Park build „„ By Sarla Donovan IT’S BACK to the drawing board for the Christchurch School of Gymnastics after its proposed new building site was rejected by residents. The club has been in its current spot at QE II Park for 21 years, but says the cost of repairing the building is high and it wants to relocate closer to the new QE II Recreation and Sports Centre. However, Dan O’Sullivan, who lives near Ascot Ave, said he and at least 25 nearby residents aren’t happy about the spot that has been chosen, and they’ve made their voices heard in two recent meetings at the proposed site. Coastal-Ward city councillor David East said a “co-operative” discussion was held on Thursday between the CSG, city council staff, CoastalBurwood Community Board members and residents. As a result, a new consultation document will now be drawn up and delivered to the local community within the next few weeks. It will present several options whichADVERT.pdf may in- 1 NEW LOCATION clude the original QE II site.

Mr O’Sullivan said he was pleased there would be other options put on the table as the current proposal was in the middle of the sports grounds and partially covered one of the rugby fields. “It’s going to be an eyesore, built on a prime position in the middle of the park. That rugby field is well-used. They’ve already covered up a playing field for the schools (Shirley Boys and Avonside Girls’ High).” “It seems like there’s a land grab. We don’t mind the schools, but the gym school, which is a private company, doesn’t need to be there. It’s an ugly, tilt-slab, single-use building, a private facility in the middle of a public park.” “They’re trying to piggy-back on the pool but we can’t see their point (about wanting to be closer to the recreation centre).” The club has said it wants to remain close to the recreation centre “so members could potentially use both facilities in one visit.” Following further public consultation, the community board will make a final recommendation ona.m. a site to 1/05/2014 11:51:35 the city council.

HALSWELL SCHOOL has been honoured at the Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards. The school won a special commendation award at the ceremony held in Auckland last Tuesday. The award, which has not been given before, recognised that through the challenge of the earthquakes Halswell School has created change and innovation. “We were bestowed the award as we have introduced successful transitioned into a modern learning environment, mastering new approaches to teaching and learning, and while making major advances in utilising digital technologies to support learning,” principal Bruce Topham said. The judging and expert panels saw Halswell as a model for others to aspire to. “This recognises the talented team we have and is a tribute to the fact that we all kept our children and their learning at the centre of our thinking throughout a very challenging period,” said Mr Topham. Minister of Education Nikki Kaye was there to celebrate the wide range of winners at the ceremony. Ms Kaye said even getting

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„„ By Sarla Donovan AN APOLOGY has been extended to the New Brighton RSA after it copped some of the blame for the “ugly” panels installed around the war memorial by the city council. The $25,000 panels were intended to protect the New Brighton War Memorial from vandalism. But after their installation in May, they received almost universal condemnation from the community. The panels were called “hideous”, “horrible” and compared to the Berlin Wall. City council staff apologised for their poor communication on the issue at a meeting with New Brighton RSA executive manager Garry House on Friday. Mr House said although they’d agreed to the panels, they had never seen an image of what they would look like. He said the city council had failed to communicate directly with the New Brighton RSA, instead directing their correspondence to the Christchurch RSA, a completely

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LOOKING AHEAD: The city council has apologised to the New Brighton RSA for poor communication over the war memorial panels. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER


Rescuing animals all part of the job „„ By Mark Thomas – specialist fire investigator I’M NOT sure what got into the pets of Halswell last week but over just two days our crews were called to three animal rescues in the suburb. First a dog chased a rabbit underneath a childcare centre – and stayed there.  It was retrieved.  Second, a horse was stuck down a bank at Kennedy’s Bush. With local help and a vet on-site it

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News Golden anniversary for jewellers „„ By Sarla Donovan ANDREW KELSO is fascinated by jewellery. The 45-year-old took over Westende Jewellers from his father Roger in 2013, but he’s worked in the business for 30 years, starting as a youngster doing engraving work after school. He loves seeing the hallmarks on a ring or bracelet, telling where and when it was made. Vintage and antique pieces have become an increasingly important part of the business, a way to differentiate from massproduced chain stores. Westende celebrate their 50th anniversary this year and Mr Kelso says helping customers is still one of the most fulfilling parts of the business. “A lady we helped recently had developed arthritis in her hands and had to cut her rings off but they meant a lot to her, so we made a bangle and set her stones into it,” he said. “There’s nothing more satisfying than a remake; (it might be) helping a couple with their engagement or wedding bands, sourcing stones – just seeing a client’s dream become a reality.”

BLING: Andrew Kelso celebrates the 50th anniversary of the family-owned Westende jewellery store. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

Mr Kelso’s father was a police detective in 1967 when he decided to buy a pawn shop and costume jeweller, also called Westende Jewellers, at 207 Man-

chester St. He’d married Margaret a year earlier and the couple, who were in their early 20s, weren’t keen on a possible transfer out of

Christchurch. Roger already knew a bit about the business having visited regularly during policing work, so they took the plunge and

worked long hours over the next few years to transform the pawnbrokers into a fine jewellery business. They shifted to the corner of Manchester and Worcester Sts in the 1980s. But, after the September 4, 2010, earthquake, the business settled in Colombo St, Sydenham. Dealing in vintage goods means they have to take precautions, always ask for identification and hold the pieces for a period of time. “If there’s any reason staff are suspicious, they’ll let police know. Once we made a specific time for a guy selling jewellery to come back and the police were here waiting for him – took him away for a wee chat.” Fashions come and go in jewellery, but Mr Kelso assures me diamonds are still a girl’s best friend. “If it’s an engagement ring, it’s generally a diamond. They still far outsell any other gemstone. Sapphires would be second and rubies are also popular at the moment.”


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Cross-country athletes make NZ team „„ By Andrew King CASHMERE HIGH students Connor Melton and Liliana Braun have been selected for the New Zealand secondary schools cross-country team to compete in Hobart in August. Melton and Braun competed in the New Zealand secondary schools cross-country championships, held in Christchurch on June 17-18, and will now test their skills against international competition. Both Braun and Melton said it was their goal to be chosen to run for their country. Said Braun: “I am very excited and looking forward to meeting others from around New Zealand who are in the team. I

am interested to see how I will go against a larger field, as I’ve only ever raced against New Zealanders before.” Said Melton: “After missing out in previous years, making this team in my last year of high school is a big achievement for me.” Cashmere High sports director Michael Jones said the school is proud of their students selection. “Connor has been a great representative of the school at running events throughout his time at Cashmere and it is great to see his hard work rewarded. Liliana has been shining since she arrived in year 9 and continues to do great things with her running. She is a truly dedicated and talented athlete,” he said.

Melton said for the past four months he has been training and racing six times a week, specifically to peak for nationals, where the national team gets selected from. Braun said she has also been putting in the hard yards with five runs a week and a day dedicated to biking. “I was pleased that all the training has paid off,” Braun said.​


HARD WORK: Lilliana Braun (front) has been selected for the New Zealand secondary schools cross-country team to compete in Hobart in August. PHOTO: CASHMERE HIGH SCHOOL

Cashmere scrape into national first XI tournament Coach Craig Squire said the players were distraught after the loss, but that has all changed now A NERVOUS wait has given way to jubilation for Cashmere High’s they know they have made it. “This means a lot to this team. first XI football players as they We have been to the found out yesterday past six national tourthey will be heading naments in a row and to nationals. getting there again was Cashmere, along a definite goal for us,” with Lincoln High, he said. St Andrew’s College He said it will take a and St Thomas, will bit of pressure off his compete against the side and hopefully let best 32 teams in the them concentrate on the country at the nafootball. tional tournament in Craig Squire “Now we need to get Napier in September. back on the horse. I was It was touch and go proud of the effort the boys made for Cashmere, who were pushed to stay in the game last week. out of the top four last week after However, we need to show more a 3-2 loss to St Thomas, but the desire and be hungry for the ball school was told on Monday that with more passion,” he said. in spite of that, they have qualiBurnside High will be disapfied. „„ By Andrew King

pointed, Squire said. They now have to apply for a wildcard position, in spite of being in fourth spot while Cashmere are in fifth. Cashmere takes on Papanui at the Christchurch Football Centre tomorrow afternoon at 4pm in round 10 of the Connetics first XI football competition. Points St Andrew’s, 18pts, 1; St Thomas, 18pts, 2; Lincoln, 17pts, 3; Burnside, 17pts, 4; Cashmere, 16pts, 5; Shirley, 13pts, 6; St Bede’s, 13pts,7; CBHS, 12pts, 8; Riccarton, 11pts, 9; Middleton, 8pts, 10; Papanui, 6pts, 11; Christ’s, 4pts, 12; Rangiora, 3pts, 13 THEY’RE IN: Cashmere have qualified for the national schools tournament, which will be held in Napier from September 4-8.


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Whether it be a new build, or a retrofit, most homes include at least one heat pump, if not a whole heating solution. They can provide cheap, clean heat and are much more convenient than a log burner as you just need to press a button. But how do you decide what is best? Choosing the right sized heat pump is key to ensuring optimum comfort levels. Every situation varies and it is therefore important to get professional advice from heat pump experts. The range varies from wall mounted high walls, floor mounted systems, multi systems, ceiling cassettes, right through to ducted central heating systems allowing you to have a very discreet way of heating your whole home to a constant temperature throughout. Firstly, you must select a heat pump that is suitable for the size of the space you wish to heat. Usually a site visit is the best way to ascertain this. Not only is the size of the area taken into consideration but also, insulation, building orientation, windows and ceiling space. There are a wide range of heat pumps available with different heating outputs so it is important to select the correct size for your requirements that will handle the job but not be unnecessarily overpowered. Secondly, the location of your heat pump is also extremely important. The cheapest installation is a back to back where the outdoor unit is positioned directly behind the indoor unit however this is not necessarily always the best option. It is vital that the indoor unit is positioned in a place that will not be

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“Over the last few years Smile Concepts has helped my extreme fear of the dentist, treating me as a person not a dental guinea pig.” Visiting the dentist can be a daunting proposition for many people, who fear they may have to endure a painful process when having their teeth treated. That’s where the caring team of experienced dentists team at Smile Concepts can help, by providing painless treatment. Plus, the personal touch they offer by taking time to go over all the treatment options and associated costs means those who fear a dental surgery will be immediately put at ease. One patient who is very happy with their service tells her story…

“My name is Jacinta. I am a 27-year-old wife and mum from Christchurch. I have enamel hypoplasia, which is a lack in enamel formation. In most cases, the enamel on people’s teeth is low or thin, but I have no enamel on all my teeth, resulting in a dark-yellow colouring. After a life of struggling with everything from bullying to failed ‘fixes’, I decided to once again pursue my smile dreams. After ringing around Christchurch dentists, Smile Concepts was the first ‘off the bat’ to know about hypoplasia. Natalie happily booked me in for a consultation. Over the last few years Smile Concepts has helped my extreme fear of the dentist, treating me as a person not a dental guinea pig. Natalie always did what she knew would work instead of trying things that might. In January 2017 I contacted Dr Dee from Vogue Dental Studios in Melbourne. He is kindly donating his time, skills and expertise to give me my dream smile. Financially, this is something I would have never been able to do without Dr Dee. And Natalie has been fabulous in helping prepping me for my trip to Australia with photos, bite guards, moulds and cleaning”. On June 2, Jacinta had the opportunity to tell her story on Seven Sharp, just one week before she flew to Melbourne to begin her journey. Before she left, Jacinta had her final hygienist clean at Smile Concepts where the team wished her well in Melbourne, and now look forward to helping her maintain her beautiful new smile in the near future. Smile Concepts is proud to help patients like Jacinta with any dental problems they may have. Their knowledgeable staff members use safe and proven procedures, the latest technology, materials and philosophies to enhance your teeth and smile.

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Trees and Power Lines

The responsibilities of tree owners and Orion under the Electricity (Hazards from Trees) Regulations 2003 Orion New Zealand owns and operates the electricity distribution network in central Canterbury between the Waimakariri and Rakaia rivers and from the Canterbury coast to Arthur’s Pass. Trees touching power lines account for 10-20% of all unplanned power outages on our network. If you see a tree touching a power line, or any other hazardous tree condition, please contact us immediately on 03 363 9898 or 0800 363 9898.

Orion’s tree management programme

This advertisement provides a general notice of the Electricity (Hazards from Trees) Regulations 2003 and the dangers of trees near power lines. More detail on these issues can be found on our website or by phoning us on 03 363 9898.

We currently undertake periodic cutting or trimming of vegetation within the notice zone. The intent of this cutting or trimming is to support safety and reduce the risk of power outages. This periodic cutting or trimming by us does not remove the tree owner’s responsibilities and in the case of fast growing species may not be sufficient to ensure that trees remain outside of the growth limit zone. You will be notified prior to any periodic trimming being carried out and the work will be completed by arborists carrying Orion identification.

The Electricity (Hazards from Trees) Regulations 2003

The regulations set out the responsibilities of electricity line companies and tree owners. The purpose of the regulations is to protect the safety of the public and help to ensure a secure supply of electricity. The regulations: • define safe separation distances between trees and power lines • specifies who is responsible for ensuring clearances are maintained • places potential liability on the tree owner if any damage or accident occurs due to trees touching power lines. (Note that the word “trees” includes all types of vegetation, including shrubs, hedges and climbing vines.)

What are the dangers?

Trees near power lines need to be trimmed or removed for the following reasons: • children like to climb trees and when trees are close to power lines there is a risk of serious injury or death • in severe weather conditions, vegetation can become electrically “live” and may electrocute anyone or anything that touches it • while a tree may not touch a power line in fine weather, branches can bend or break in wind or snow storms, causing serious damage and possibly prolonged power outages • in dry conditions, electrical sparking caused by branches or windblown debris on lines may cause fires.

Orion’s tree management programme is largely governed by the Electricity (Hazards from Trees) Regulations 2003. Our programme involves education, monitoring and the cut/trim or removal of trees that threaten to come into contact with power lines. Through this programme we work with tree owners to minimise the risk of their trees touching power lines.

If Orion becomes aware of a tree which is within the ‘Notice zone’ (see Tree “A” in the diagram below) then we are required to issue the tree owner with a Hazard Warning notice. For trees within the ‘Growth limit zone’ (see Tree “B” in the diagram below) we are required to issue the tree owner with a Cut or Trim notice.

What is a hazard warning notice?

If a tree is within the “Notice zone” (see Tree “A” in the diagram), we are required to issue a hazard warning notice to the tree owner.

Notice zone

Minimum distances required between trees and power lines

The minimum distances that must be maintained between trees and power lines, defined in the regulations, are outlined in the diagram to the right. A common sense approach, by tree owners trimming trees early, will generally prevent trees touching power lines.

Growth limit zone

Tree “A”

To maintain a safe distance from power lines some trees require cutting or trimming more frequently than other trees, but if it is determined that cutting or trimming cannot satisfactorily meet the requirement then removing the tree is recommended. Other situations may require trees to be felled because they are at a distance that is considered to be a hazard due to falling during storms or being diseased.

Tree “B”

Power line

Notice zone

Growth limit zone

66kV (high voltage)

5.0 metres

4.0 metres

33kV (high voltage)

3.5 metres

2.5 metres

11kV (high voltage)

2.6 metres

1.6 metres

400V/230V (low voltage)

1.5 metres

0.5 metres


V = Volts; kV = kilo Volts ie 1,000 Volts

1) These distances are from the power line, not the power pole 2) These distances are a minimum and apply in all conditions including high wind or snow 3) In most instances the power lines that go to a house or building are low voltage power lines. Power lines that go down a street may be low or high voltage.

A hazard warning notice alerts the tree owner that the tree has encroached the notice zone and that if it encroaches the “Growth limit zone” (see Tree “B” in the diagram) a cut or trim notice may be immediately given to the tree owner (see above).

Trimming trees near power lines

Trimming trees near power lines can be extremely hazardous and the dangers should not be underestimated. Contact with a power line can cause: • • • • • •

injury or death to yourself, family or passers by injury or death to livestock damage to property and other trees damage to electrical appliances damage to power supply facilities damage to third parties.

We recognise that the public is not always experienced in tree trimming, so we are happy to advise you on this. We can arrange for trees near power lines to be trimmed at your cost. If, however, you prefer to arrange your own tree trimming, we recommend you hire professionals with the necessary expertise and safety procedures to competently carry out this work. If you or someone working for you intends to work within 4 metres of power lines, a close approach consent is required from Orion before you start. As a tree owner you may be liable for any damage caused by carrying out trimming or felling of trees.

The growth limit zone is the area around a power line which trees must not encroach even in windy or snow conditions. The notice zone is a distance one metre beyond the growth limit zone.

What is a cut or trim notice?

If we become aware that a tree has encroached on the “Growth limit zone”, we will give notice in writing to the tree owner that the tree must be cut or timed to maintain the distances prescribed in the regulations, and the timeframes for action. If no action is taken Orion may then trim the tree and seek to recover costs.

Who pays for the cut or trim?

Orion is responsible for the first cut of trees near power lines, where the first cut is on a property basis, not owner basis. We have already met this obligation by completing a first cut of vegetation on all our lines. The tree owner will need to organise and pay for any subsequent and future cuts or trims. We are happy to provide tree owners with a list of approved arborists who can carry out this work, and also advise the best solution given the circumstances.

What fines can be imposed?

A tree owner commits an offence where a cut or trim notice is given, and without reasonable excuse, the tree owner fails to have the tree cut or trimmed and/or fails to advise us of the time and location of the cut or trim. A person who commits such an offence is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding $10,000. If the offence continues, that person is also liable for a further fine of not more than $500 for every day or part day during which the offence continues.

Contact us if in any doubt about your tree


Please contact us or an approved Orion tree trimming contractor to help with your trees, or to discuss your options.

We aim to work with tree owners to ensure safety is maintained and power outages are minimised. We will actively work with tree owners to see trees are trimmed or cut before regulatory powers are applied. However, as we wish to ensure the safety and security of the public, we will use the regulations where necessary.

Orion New Zealand Limited owns and operates the electricity distribution network in central Canterbury between the Waimakariri and Rakaia rivers.

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