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Selwyn revels in diversity GROOVE: Dancers from 20 different ethnic and cultural backgrounds performed at Sunday’s Selwyn CultureFest 2017. More than 3000 people attended the festival, which was held to celebrate Selwyn’s growing diversity. • Story, pg 9 ​

Intersections on dangerous list „„ By Georgia O’Connor-Harding RURAL intersections in Selwyn are rated the second most dangerous in New Zealand. Data shows as of May this year, three fatal or serious crashes were recorded at rural intersections within the district. Selwyn ranks below Hamilton, which also had three fatal or serious crashes recorded at its rural intersections. The information was released by the New Zealand Transport Agency, using data from its crash analysis system.

It was discussed at the district council’s road safety subcommittee meeting last week as part of a report from committee chairwoman and district councillor Nicole Reid. Inspector Peter Cooper said the statistics were not a surprise. He believed Selwyn had more stop signs at rural intersections than any other area in the country, he said. “When you drive around in Selwyn you come to so many double intersections with stop signs each way and they are all high speed, 80 to 100km/ph.

That is what heightens the risk,” he said. Mrs Reid said the district’s landscape was another reason. “Our roads go for quite some distance so if you are distracted there is the potential to miss the intersection coming up,” she said. Other factors included a boom in population and increase in traffic numbers, and the mix of local, commuter and city traffic. A trial of solar-powered flashing LED signs, which have been in place at some of the district’s most dangerous intersections for

the past 18 months, is set to be evaluated next month. The idea was first put forward by Sergeant Dan Harker. He and his pregnant wife were nearly killed after they were hit by another car while driving through an intersection in the district about 20 years ago. Sergeant Harker said the trial had produced positive results. “It is working, that is the main thing...there haven’t been any crashes at any of the sites, when there normally would have been up to 11. They work,” he said. Mrs Reid said the committee

needed to review the effectiveness of its road safety activities and its road visibility. The committee resolved to hear from various agencies involved including police and NZ Trucking Association, about what programmes were in place to reduce risk. A speed limit review is also underway by the district council. •HAVE YOUR SAY: Do you find the rural intersections in Selwyn dangerous? Email your views to georgia. oconnor@starmedia.kiwi

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Selwyn District and Age Concern free mature drivers. The Council informative, enjoyable and informaloffer session starts at 9.30am and finishescourses at 2.30pm.throughout Morning tea, lunch and refreshments are provided. refresher the Selwyn District. Contact the Road Safety at the Council to book Next course at Lincoln on team 11 May 2017 your place on the next course in your area. For more information, contact Ngaire at the To book your place on the course, please contact Yvonne Council onAge (03) 347 2901 email or Deidre at Concern on (03) or 366by 0903 or Ngaire at roadsafety@selwyn.govt.nz the Council (03) 347 2901.

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A GREAT effort on Saturday by the Te Ara Kākāriki Greenway Canterbury Trust which planted 1000 trees and shrubs on Ken and Denise McKenzie’s property which was devastated by the Port Hills fires (see page 7). The house was saved but the vegetation was destroyed by the huge blaze which raged through the area. Trusts like the Te Ara Kākāriki Greenway Canterbury Trust have a very important role in society, but the key to their hard work is the people – so well done. Also today (page 1), we reveal data showing Selwyn’s intersections are the second most dangerous in New Zealand. That’s not surprising. At the end of the day it is in the hands of the driver. Intersections don’t cause crashes; drivers do. Let’s be careful out there. -Barry Clarke

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Lincoln High beards: School sets out facial hair rules „„ By Georgia O’Connor-Harding LINCOLN HIGH School has set the ground rules for its new trial allowing students to grow facial hair. It is dropping its clean-shaven only rule after its students won a year-long campaign for facial hair. A board of trustees meeting was held last week to finalise the rules and the length of the Kathy Paterson trial period. The new rules require facial hair to be tidy and no longer than 3cm. Facial hair must be groomed and not extend on to the neck. Longer beards may be allowed for medical or cultural reasons. Board of trustees chairman Adrian Paterson said he does not think the length of the beards will be an issue. “I don’t think anyone will be running around with a ruler to see if it is 3cm or not. It can grow longer than a stubble but we are not looking for full-on

NEW TRIAL: Lincoln High School has laid down the rules as part of its new beard trial for students.

old man beard,” he said. Mr Paterson said the school received a positive response for the trial. “We expected if anyone was upset they would be getting in touch but we haven’t really had any of that,” he said. The trial is expected to run until the end of next year when it will be reassessed. “It is a trial period so we are not tied to it forever, but

if it works well it is great,” Mr Paterson said. Principal Kathy Paterson said she was happy with the process the school went through to make the decision. An earlier survey of staff, students and parents at the school found many supported allowing facial hair. But Mrs Paterson said she did not see the need to release the survey.

“We have used the student voice, we co-constructed the outcome with the students. There is no need at all. There is a very strong voice for the students to be tidy and well represented,” she said. •HAVE YOUR SAY: Do you think allowing students to grow facial hair is a good idea? Email your views to georgia.oconnor@ starmedia.kiwi

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News One third of the journey over for „„ By Georgia O’Connor-Harding A THIRD of the $195 million Southern Motorway upgrade has been finished. The Christchurch Southern Motorway Stage 2 is on target to be ready by early 2020, which will see a section of Main South Rd widened to four lanes and

the project linked up to the Halswell Junction Rd end of the motorway. Work on the major project has been under way since November and is set to ramp up as summer approaches. The motorway aims to halve the travel time between Rolleston and Christchurch from 30 to

about 15min. Over winter, more than 300,000 cu m of earth was moved, two new roads built and the first of eight bridges has almost been completed. New roads Tiptree Lane and Manion Rd are open, along with construction at Justine Drive having just begun.

PROGRESS: A new bridge (above) on Main South Rd, north of Rolleston, is 80 per cent complete. Work continues on the new motorway extension looking south from Waterholes Rd to Robinsons Rd with two lanes in each direction and a central median barrier. PHOTOS: MARTIN HUNTER ​

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motorway New Zealand Transport Agency principal project manager Geoff Griffiths said the new roads give access to homes and businesses. He said Manion Rd allows the CSM2 team to carry on with work on the four-lane motorway from Weedons Rd to Curraghs Rd. The Main South Bridge, north of Rolleston, is 80 per cent complete and is planned to take traffic up and over the motorway. Work on the Weedons interchange and Main South Rd is also progressing. Motorists are able to travel up to 110km/h on some of the country’s expressways, including Tauranga’s eastern link. The southern section of the Christchurch motorway would be considered for this in the future. Mr Griffiths said the 110km/h limit can only be applied to roads that have been built to a standard where an increase in the speed limit is both safe and appropriate. A number of factors need

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CONSTRUCTION: A full interchange is being built at Weedons Rd as part of the Christchurch Southern Motorway Stage 2 project.

to be considered including whether it is a mediandivided road with at least two lanes in each direction, if it has any direct access to properties and has a low crash risk. Mr Griffiths said once the project is completed and deemed suitable, NZTA will go out for consultation on the speed limit change. •HAVE YOUR SAY: What do you think of the progress made on stage two of the Christchurch Southern Motorway? Email your views to georgia.oconnor@ starmedia.kiwi

Key features of Christchurch Southern Motorway Stage 2 project: •Main South Rd (SH1) will be widened to two lanes in each direction from the passing lanes north of Rolleston to Robinsons Rd. •A new section of motorway will be built from Robinsons Rd to join the Christchurch Southern Motorway stage one (CSM1) at Halswell Junction Rd. •A full grade-separated interchange at the Weedons Rd/Main South Rd intersection will allow full access to and from Weedons Rd and Weedons Ross Rd. This will include a new local road between Berketts Rd and Robinsons Rd. •Larcombs Rd will be closed at Main South Rd.

•Berketts Rd will be restricted to left turns in from Main South Rd and left turns out to Main South Rd. •Robinsons Rd will pass under Main South Rd to remain connected with Curraghs Rd. •A new shared cycle path will be provided between Curraghs Rd and Dawsons Rd. •A new grade separated ‘Y-junction’ north of Robinsons Rd will be included. •A new roundabout will be built at the Dawsons Rd/Waterholes Rd/ Main South Rd intersection. •Waterholes Rd will pass over the new motorway. •Trents Rd will pass over the new motorway. •Blakes Rd will be cut by the new motorway, becoming two cul-desacs.

•A full grade-separated ‘diamond’ interchange at Shands Rd will allow the new motorway to be free-flowing and provide access to Shands Rd. •A new walking and cycling path will connect the shared use path with the Little River Rail Trail. •Ramps at Halswell Junction Rd will provide motorway access to the city. •Halswell Junction Rd and Springs Road will pass over the motorway. •John Paterson Drive will be realigned to join Halswell Junction Rd. •A 1.5m wide shoulder will be provided on all local road bridges and underpasses. •A shared pedestrian and cycle path will be provided on the Trents Rd and Marshs Rd bridges.

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A team of volunteers helped Early Valley Rd residents Ken and Denise McKenzie replant their property, which was badly burnt in the Port Hills fires.

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Volunteers replant after fire damage MORE THAN 60 people pitched in on Saturday to help a couple whose property was devastated in the Port Hills fires. They volunteered their time to plant about 1000 native seedlings on Ken and Denise McKenzie’s Early Valley Rd farm. The house was saved during the fires by helicopters dousing it with monsoon buckets, but the land was left badly damaged. The couple’s plantings of native trees, some which were 25 years old, were burnt in the fires. Mr McKenzie said he was left touched by the work volunteers had put in. He and his wife never would have achieved what the

volunteers did in a morning, he said. “It was amazing,” he said. The event was organised by Te Ara Kākāriki Greenway Canterbury Trust coordinator Elizabeth Guthrey. About 40 volunteers were registered with the trust while another 20 associated with the farm helped on the day. Mr McKenzie described it as a wave of planting that moved across the hill. The couple had planned to divide their farm before the fires, with two thirds for grazing and one third native habitat. When Mrs McKenzie’s first

plantings matured enough to produce seed, she had collected and potted the seed to plant in other parts of their farm. Many of the plants she had sprouted herself burned to the ground. The trust has now written a restoration plan for the McKenzie’s property and plans to continue helping them by contributing more volunteers and funds in the future. The trust is planning to plant again at the farm in August next year. For more information on the Te Ara Kākāriki Greenway Canterbury Trust go to www. kakariki.org.nz

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News Mud race finally gets green light WILD WEATHER almost caused the district’s muddiest event of the year to be postponed for a third time. After having to delay the Sheffield Mud Plug twice, organisers were concerned the event was going to have to be cancelled for good. But with a lot of persuasion from landowner Derek Bull, who held the event on his farm, the organisers decided to attempt to run the event. Sheffield Volunteer Fire Brigade chief officer Neville Croy, who helped organise the event, said it was a great decision and they could not have got a better day. He thanked everyone who made this event successful, enjoyable and safe. The fun day required fourwheel drivers to race through 12 muddy obstacle courses. All proceeds went to the Sheffield Volunteer Fire Brigade and Malvern Order of St John. The amount raised from the day is still being counted. About 2000 people came through the gate to take part in the 4x4 event. Mr Croy said some entrants took the sport seriously with one competitor investing $130,000 in his buggy.

MUD RACE: Keith Taege (above left) and Neville Croy helped out at the Sheffield Mud Plug event. About 2000 people came through the gate to watch the action.

Sheffield Mud Plug results: Manufactory’s category: First – Andrew Satherley and Tracy McCrenor, TJ Jeep Wrangler; second – Adam Wardle, Toyota Hilux; third – Brock Welsh, TJ Jeep Wrangler. Buggy class: First – Nathan Hammond; second – Andy Reeves; third – Troy Reed Two classes were run on the day – a manufactory’s class and a buggy class. “We had a full field of competitors – 41 entries which is

the maximum we can take,” Mr Croy said. The manufactory’s class section was won by Andrew Satherley and Tracy McCrenor in

their TJ Jeep Wrangler, while Nathan Hammond won the buggy class. It is the fourth year in a row Mr Satherley has won the event. Competitors travelled from as far as Nelson and Dunedin to take part. But the day would not have been complete without a couple of vehicles tipping over. One driver tipped twice in the morning and once in the afternoon. But Mr Croy said the only injury was to the driver’s pride and a bit of damage to his

vehicle. The tractor and digger drivers were kept busy towing some competitors through the hazards. Mr Croy said the marshals did an amazing job keeping people safe and ensuring the event ran smoothly. The event was also supported by the Springfield Volunteer Fire Brigade and the community. Mr Croy said the food sites also had a good time with Mr Whippy and the coffee man kept busy all day.

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ABOUT 3000 people turned out last weekend to celebrate Selwyn’s growing diversity in the district. CultureFest 2017 featured 23 performances from 20 different ethnic and cultural backgrounds along with 15 food vendors representing a different country. The event was held on Sunday at the Lincoln Event Centre and Lincoln Domain. The district council’s senior events and recreation adviser Dave Tippett said the festival was an outstanding success. There were plenty of craft, games and activities including Iranian hand crafts, Mah Jong, Henna Tattoos, face painting, balloon art, highland games, Japanese traditional games and of course Te Taumutu kiwiana products and craft. Multiple agencies also displayed information and support services for residents and newcomers and migrants like the

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“Show Me Selwyn” bus tours. Selwyn’s Mayor Sam Broughton and Ngai Tahu ethnic adviser Sally Pitama opened the event. The festival included performances from the Canterbury Nepalese Society Inc, the Christchurch Chinese Zhonghua Association and Rossinka Multicultural Dancing Group. Food vendors ranged from Dorothy’s Pop Up Tearooms to Honey Cakes and Kebab Habeebee.

VARIETY: Nigerian Food Stall Niaja Cuisine (above), and Chinese Fellowship of Song and Dance (left).

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OVER THE last six weeks I have had the privilege of being the patron of the S e lw y n Limited Service Volunteers Course S01/18 at Burnham Military Camp. The course brings 100 1725 year-olds together from across the country to develop leadership, self confidence, and work readiness skills. The course is run with Ministry of Social Development support and in conjunction with NZ Police. Officer Commanding Grant Boore and his staff work with each young person to challenge old habits while building self esteem. The transformation in the young people was amazing to witness over the duration of the course. The attendees worked really hard in a military style environment including pack marches, strength and stamina conditioning, marching, camping, survival, river crossing, first aid and nutrition. They also focussed on elements that employers have identified as desirable in job applicants, including time management, respect and

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looking out for others. During the course the group also spent a day of community service at Chamberlains Ford where they replanted natives and tidied up the area following the winter floods. Their work is very much appreciated by myself and Selwyn District Council staff. This was not a boot camp, it was not hard punishment and it was not demeaning of individuality. There is a growing body of research that shows that approaching our support for one another needs to focus on each other’s strengths and abilities and this is exactly what the LSV course achieved. So thank you to the NZ Defence Force for their support of our young people. If you think yourself or someone you know could benefit from a future course you can find details at www.workandincome.govt.nz/ look-for-work/get-work-ready/ limited-service-volunteer.html


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Kim Strange Our People Prebbleton mother brings creative Kim Strange, of Prebbleton, is the driving force behind Art Couture NZ’s wearable arts competition in Tai Tapu next month. She spoke to Georgia O’Connor-Harding Tell me about what made you decide to set up a wearable arts fashion show? Last year I entered a wearable arts competition. First in Rolleston and then I took my outfit over to Westport. I had a friend that modelled for me and we just had so much fun together. My friend suggested why don’t we do one in Christchurch and it just went from there. Four of us are the main ones behind the show. It has been a big learning curve but we have enjoyed the process. We did it as an opportunity for your regular people to have a go. We are a bit different – we wanted the models to be anybody. We didn’t want people to think models can only be young and tall and thin. We have encouraged the entrants to use their friends and family to model for them. What is the criteria for the fashion? It has to be a garment but it can be made out of anything. We have got categories. We have got the sow’s ear, which is our signature category – we created that

because we provide the materials. So people pay an extra $50 to enter and we gave them a bag of materials. That included some regular fabrics but also some odd things. Our other one is a recycled category, which is really popular, and the other one is hardware, which involves using anything from a hardware shop. We have got about 30 entrants and Hillmorton High School has entered. You used to work at the Home Interaction Programme for Parents and Youngsters, HIPPY, in Hornby? I left HIPPY Hornby generally because it was a full-time job. Things happened at home where I needed to be mum at home more. I work at South West Baptist Church. I do administration for a couple of pastors. I am running a conference this week. We have got seminars with Canadian psychologist Gordon Neufeld and teamed up with West Spreydon School. We’ve had topics on making sense of pre-schoolers, resilience, recovery and relationships,

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consultant. He is also an officer at boys’ brigade, which is run out of South West Baptist Church. It is a bit like scouts but it is run through a church and they have probably got about 50 kids involved. He started boys’ brigade when he was 10 and hasn’t left. He is a trustee at Waipara Adventure Centre. Are you involved with the Prebbleton Community Cottage? I run a craft group from the cottage. I set that up at the beginning of this year. We have a core group of ladies who come every week and it is lovely because there are a whole lot of women who didn’t know each

other before and now they have formed strong friendships. Is that one of the reasons you decided to set up the group in the first place? Absolutely. It is because I love craft. I have inherited a love of craft from my mother Dawn Hansen. It is kind of another thing to do with mental health, connecting in the community and getting to know each other. We run workshops – I ran a mosaic one recently and we have had a photography workshop. You spoke about your mother being interested in the arts. Tell me about her? Absolutely, she has been in craft groups for years, too. She

made my Irish dancing dress when I did Irish dancing as a kid. That is something I will always treasure. I have got it hanging up. She hand-embroidered it and everything. I have got lots of heirloom types of things from Mum. Where did you grow up? I grew up in Halswell. We only moved to Prebbleton just before the February 22, 2011, earthquake – four days before. Our new house got a little damage, we were very fortunate. Prebbleton is lovely, it is such a nice community. Do you have any top places you would like to travel to? Oh yes, Paul and I went to Africa before we had children. Now we have the desire to go to Europe and the United Kingdom, which we have never been to. One of our sons has a friend who moved to France, so we would love to go visit them. What part of Africa did you go to? We started in Kenya and went down the east coast and down to South Africa. We did a camping safari. We stayed in tents all the way through. We did feel safe and we did it through a proper organised tourist group. You don’t feel that unsafe, a part from

when you are in the big cities. We had good guides. We still have a lot of things in our house from Africa. You got to see a lot of wild animals, what were some of your most vivid memories? Probably once when we saw some lions which had just killed a zebra. That was something that will stay with us. We walked quite close to the elephants and rhinoceros. You had to be careful what side you walked on them, they ran remarkably fast too. The tour guides had to let people at the South Luangwa National Park know we were there so they wouldn’t shoot us. They might think you are poachers. If you wanted to go to the toilet at night, you had to shine your torch around in case there were any lions. Each camp site had guards there over night who had bow and arrows or whatever to keep you safe. •Art Couture NZ wearable arts competition will be held at The Vineyard at Rossendale, 100 Old Tai Tapu Rd, Tai Tapu. For more information, go to https:// www.eventfinda.co.nz/2017/ art-couture-nz-wearableart-competition-2017/ selwyn

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LONGEVITY: Springston School is planning to celebrate its 150th birthday next year. (Left) The school in the 1920s.

Springston School calls on past pupils to celebrate 150 years SPRINGSTON School will turn 150 next year and is looking for former pupils to share their memories. The school is planning to hold jubilee celebrations on October 19-21 next year to acknowledge the feat of longevity. It would like to hear from anyone who has been involved in the school and their stories. The school is asking where

past pupils are now, what they have achieved and if there is a special memory they have of their time at the school. The school opened in 1868. •For more information call the school’s principal Dianne Prendergast on 03 3295724 or email dianne. prendergast@springston. school.nz

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Lincoln students shave hair for cancer charity „„ By Georgia O’Connor-Harding LINCOLN HIGH School students have chopped off their locks for a good cause. More than $2000 was raised to support CanTeen with 10 students shaving and cutting off their hair recently. A total of $2500 was raised from the event organised by students Nicole Spriggs and Maisie Wood, who are the co-

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Your Local Views We said: Kirwee’s chief fire officer Stuart Jones wants urgent action taken on an intersection at State Highway 73 (West Coast Rd) and Courtenay Rd in the township. Readers were asked if they thought the intersection should be addressed: You said: Carol Lowe – If folks actually stopped at the stop signs there wouldn’t be a problems. There are far worse junctions in the district. Folk just need to follow the road rules and drive to the conditions. Bob Gillard – Well for a start off people need to obey the STOP sign at corner of Courtenay Rd and State Highway 73. STOP means STOP. Jason Gemmill – Well I don’t the use the road daily but use it monthly and have done for 12 years. Ummm don’t see what the problem is. Margaret Gamblin – Good to see the pubs still standing, my mum used to work there when I was little. Sean Woods – I didn’t see a

could always be removed as well for better visibility.

DANGEROUS: Kirwee’s chief fire officer Stuart Jones is calling for the speed limit to be lowered on State Highway 73 within the township.

problem with the road - parked our bus at back of pub and had lunch. Great place to stop. Steve Evans – And exit off Tramway Rd should be a compulsory stop. Maree Jewell – Yes it does and people need to STOP at the stop sign. Ilze van Zyl – People don’t slow down to the speed limit, people don’t stop at the stop sign. There are no safe pedestrian crossings.

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Kate Anderson – Its dangerous. People sneak out of side streets on to main road in the middle flow of traffic and then do 30km/h. I’ve seen buses do this as well when leaving the bus stop and they seem to expect traffic to just stop for them.

Angelique Pierce – I personally don’t think it’s that bad - if everyone knows their give way rules.

Elizabeth Frizzell – There needs to be a proper turning lane, certainly for Tramway Rd.

Fiona Mary Hopkinson – Maybe if you’ve come from the pub. Then its dodgy.

Erin Todd – Defiantly needs

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Roz Scobie – Do I think it’s a bit dicey? S*** yes. Right turn from West Coast Rd into Courtenay Rd is a “playing with your life” game. I’ve breathed in many a time watching a car in my rearview mirror doing 70km/h. Heather Rowlands – Many years ago there used to be give way sign from Courtenay Rd to Main West Coast Rd. Been a stop for many years but drivers don’t.They just slid around the corner. Roz Scobie – It’s not the speed...there’s no room for passing vehicles when stopped to turn off the West Coast Rd. •Turn to page 18

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think about that just watch how many do not stop at the Courtenay Rd STOP sign - it’s more driver education.

Courtney Hyde – I think turning off State Highway 73 turning right into Hoskyns Rd heading to Rolleston is worse.

Steve Callender – Walking home from garage just now at 7.35am, I saw four vehicles approach the stop sign from both sides of Courtenay Rd and only ONE of them stopped. The other three rolled right on through. It’s not the road or speed limit that’s the issue.

Rach Anderson – I agree. I’ve seen many vehicles continue at 100km/h through Kirwee and not stop at the Courtenay Rd signs. As the area grows, the situation will only increase. Lou Tait – They also need to get rid of some if those trees on the monument side. They make seeing on coming traffic when you are pulling into Tramway Rd quite hard. Keryn Wilson – I am a super careful driver but this is a spooky one if it’s the one I’m thinking of - is there a rail line on one side? I once nearly got caught out concentrating on too many signs at once - rail warning, etc. Braked last minute and it was fine but I nearly missed the compulsory stop! Gave myself a heart attack! Paul Robinson – Main issue here is also the lack of turning area into Tramway Rd and traffic heading west have no way of going around. Needs widening and speed reduction. Tracey Jones – Definitely

A reader responds to Selwyn Times’ article on Lincoln High School allowing its students to grow beards dangerous I know first hand, was lucky to walk away. Louise Marie Stubbings – Since we moved to the other side of Courtenay Rd when I’ve turned left from West Coast Rd twice now with someone in front turning right I have had to say a prayer that the car behind me is actually going to slow down and not end up in my boot. Sharon Morton – Omg yes totally agree. Melissa Evans – The danger is not the road or the tree. It’s the idiots who don’t follow road

rules and speed limits. What is three seconds for stopping. A number of Kirwee residents don’t follow the road rules and also speed and pass people through Kirwee. Would love to video stop sign and post it on here. Just set your alarm five minutes earlier and follow the rules. Darren AJ King – No, most people roll though the STOP SIGNS , I see it every day, most of them live in Kirwee, put some photos of people not stopping in the local paper on a full page, I bet that would wake a few up. Kerry Bray – While you

Barry Donovan – Beards are a natural characteristic of a mature male human. Beardless faces are found in nature on juvenile males, and on females of all ages. To force young maturing males to shave off their developing beards is to emasculate them.  Males must be allowed to develop their mature male characteristics as nature intended. Otherwise they may not become normal mature males. A reader responds to Selwyn Times’ article on concern over ratepayers paying for the new community pavilion at

Weedons Reserve, which they may not get any use out of Frank Dowle – I write regarding this week’s article about the proposed new Weedons pavilion. It seems that one or two agitators are delaying the building of this positive community facility. There was proper consultation with rate payers and I understand that there was widespread support for the facility. Yes sports clubs will benefit, but the pavilion will also be used by community groups for meetings and activities including those for children and the elderly. Unfortunately most of the interesting and historic buildings that once graced Weedons have been demolished resulting in a community with no village centre. The new pavilion will be an appropriate community facility and will also be available for private functions. There is constant concern about children being inactive and that our adult population is increasingly obese. Building facilities such as the Weedons pavilion can only be a good thing and is an investment in our community and our future. I implore the district council to ignore the naysayers and get the pavilion built without further delay.

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Environment Canterbury’s public transport senior manager Stewart Gibbon responds to a letter from Sue Walders on a bus service from Leeston to Christchurch printed in Selwyn Times’ September 26 edition The Regional Public Transport Plan is currently being revised. A draft will be released for public consultation early in 2018. This consultation period, along with the service reviews that will follow, will be an opportunity for residents and bus users to comment on the types of services and connections available in greater Christchurch, and changes they may want to be considered. 

est. There has been I believe an increase in the number of school children going to school in Christchurch and this is not just children from the townships but from outlying farms.  I myself would love to have the advantage of an early morning service during the week from Leeston to the connecting bus services at either Rolleston or Lincoln.  With an increasing population of teenagers in the local area a weekend service, both into and out of Christchurch, would also be very useful.  A saving in time and money in relation

to petrol and associated car running costs would be great. I was interested to note that Leeston residents were surveyed in 2009 by Environment Canterbury and Red Bus Christchurch did a survey in 2015, but I would like to point out that a survey of householders in the outlying areas around the townships may give slightly different results as not only patrons living in the townships use the bus services and you may find that if one was available from the local townships that rural residents would travel to the township to catch the bus.

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The beautiful Vivid teal dress is a winner being below the knee, with sleeves and the ruffles offer a clever disguise making the dress very flattering for all shapes. This dress is also available in royal blue in size 16 only. Teal sizes 10 -16 $129.

A reader responds to Selwyn Times’ article on the bus service from Leeston to Christchurch

monday - friday $15 lunch deals

A third offering from Libertine is the gorgeous wild poppy dress, another which featured in the simply You magazine which showcases the best of NZ fashion. This cute indigo spot dress has a clever tuck design on the bodice making it very flattering especially around the middle area. This dress is $159.90 and is available in sizes 8 -16 Elm is a label that understands Kiwi women. Their label is casual and not too clingy, ideal for everyday wear. We have pictured the Elm silhouette shift dress in vibrant green print. This dress a straight through design so is comfortable and easy to wear and is a good length for most and is priced at $149.95. Another light and pretty casual dress is this multi coloured aztec print dress by Random fashions. This dress is an easy shift shape and has a little capped sleeve and is priced very reasonably at $115. it looks great with a pair of white sneakers or flats but pop on a pair of heels and it could take you to a more formal event. This is a small selection from the hundreds of dresses we have on offer at Viva La moda. see you soon to come and have a try on!

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

Whether your stopping in for a quick cuppa or indulging in our fantastic breakfast menu, we will be open from 7am everyday.

2 Gerald Street, Lincoln | Ph: 03 325 2408

www.famousgrousehotel.co.nz

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SELWYN TIMES

Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi

SELWYN TIMES Notices

Levi Park – Have your say!

DOG MICROCHIPPING Free dog microchipping will take place on Friday 6 October at · Lincoln – 9–9.30am · Leeston – 10.15–10.45am · Darfield – 11.30am–12pm · Rolleston – 12.45–1.15pm Please note: · Clinics last for only 30 minutes. · The Rolleston venue is Norman Kirk Drive (off Rolleston Drive), other locations are outside libraries

The Council is continuously looking to new concepts or initiatives to ensure our playgrounds remain appealing and are engaging to the youth of Selwyn. As part of our drive to provide quality local playgrounds, the Council gave permission for the Playground Centre to temporarily install interactive technology at a local playground in Rolleston’s Levi Park to see how the community adopts the new technology. The 90day trial will test the uptake of the technology and if it proves to be popular, it could be added to other parks in the district, if there is support from residents to do so. The trial has no cost to the Council and no commitment has been made to keep the technology beyond the trial.

How does the technology work? The technology is developed by Biba Technologies, based in Canada. Six augmented reality markers are now attached to the existing playground equipment, which can be easily scanned by parents and children to activate mini-games and unlock new play content aimed at three to nine-year olds. Parents can download the games free from the App Store or on Google Play, by searching for ‘playbiba’. The park can still be used in a traditional way.

Cool off these holidays

The technology has been developed to address the concerning trend of decreased physical activity levels in children, and has been successfully trialled in America and Canada. It gives parents another option for encouraging active outdoor play, and supports them to provide additional play experiences for children.

with PoolFest

Let us know what you think Come along these school holidays to have some fun in the pool! For the next two weeks the Selwyn Aquatic Centre has activities running from 1–3pm, Monday–Friday. Monday:

Inflatable toys and volleyball

Tuesday:

Paddleboats

Wednesday:

Big inflatables

Thursday:

Paddle boats and inflatable toys

Friday:

Big inflatables

We’re running an online survey to gauge people’s interest in the technology. Our consultation period begins Tuesday 3 October and closes on 24 October. Information about the trial can be found on our Facebook page and website. We will take on board all feedback raised during the trial before making any decisions on whether the technology is rolled out to any playgrounds in the district. To learn more about Smart Playgrounds go to playgroundcentre.com/smart-playgrounds/.

Normal pool admission applies, activities in the main pool are for competent swimmers, 8 years and older.

CultureFest attracts thousands

Check out our Facebook page for more information.

CultureFest 2017 was an outstanding success with around 3,000 people enjoying a range of performances from 20 different ethnic and cultural backgrounds. The crowd enjoyed food from a range of vendors each representing a different country. There were plenty of craft, games and activities including Iranian hand crafts, Mah Jong, Henna Tattoos, face painting, balloon art, highland games, Japanese traditional games and Te Taumutu kiwiana products and craft.

SelwynAquaticCentre

Libraries to close for staff development On Friday 13 October, Selwyn District Libraries and Service Centres will not open until 1pm to allow library staff to attend a professional development session. Selwyn Libraries and Service Centres Manager Vicki Carlyon says the libraries hold two staff training and meeting sessions a year focusing on improving the service they provide for Selwyn residents.

The turnout from Selwyn residents, performers, ethnic and cultural groups and food vendors showcased Selwyn’s growing diversity and welcoming nature for newcomers and migrants.

“The agenda we have planned for the day will include programming for young people and children, delivery of council services, working with the Community Services team and use of technology in libraries.” While the closure occurs, people can still visit the library website (www.selwynlibraries.co.nz) to access a range of online services including the library catalogue, eBooks, eAudio, eMagazines, databases and other online services. Items can also be returned through the after-hours returns boxes outside libraries. The Council’s Rolleston headquarters will still be open providing council services on 13 October. People can also phone the council on 347 2800 or 318 8338 for assistance.

ON THE ROADS

Chinese Fellowship of Song and Dance

Digout repairs will be carried out on Blakes Road, Springs Road, Birchs Road and Ellesmere Junction Road. Please stop on request at these sites.

Wednesday 4 October Rakaia Huts 9.10–9.30am Thursday 5 October St John of God, Rolleston 1–1.30pm

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 otherwise stated all of these meetings will be held at the Rolleston Council Building. Selwyn Waihora Zone Committee Tue 3 Oct 2pm Lincoln Event Centre Audit & Risk Subcommittee Wed 4 Oct 3pm SDC Water Race Subcommittee Mon 9 Oct 1.30pm Council Meeting Wed 11 Oct 1pm Citizenship Ceremony Wed 11 Oct 6.30pm LOCAL COMMITTEES & ASSOCIATIONS Broadfield District Community Centre Committee Tue 3 Oct 7.30pm, Broadfield District Community Centre Castle Hill Community Association Thurs 19 Oct 5.30pm via Skype Coalgate/Glentunnel Reserve Management Committee Thurs 12 Oct 8pm Coalgate Fire Station Darfield Township Committee

Thurs 19 Oct 7.30pm Darfield Library Doyleston Community Committee Wed 3 Oct 7.30pm Osborne Park Pavilion Glenroy Community Centre Committee Tue 17 Oct 7.30pm Glenroy Community Hall Glentunnel Township Committee Mon 30 Oct 7.30pm Glentunnel Hall – week later Hororata Reserve Management Committee Wed 4 Oct 7.30pm, Hororata Hall Kirwee Recreation Reserve Management Committee Mon 9 Oct 7.30pm Kirwee Reserve Sports Pavilion Kirwee Township Committee Mon 16 Oct 7.30pm Kirwee Community Hall Lincoln Community Committee Mon 9 Oct 7pm Lincoln Event Centre Little Rakaia Huts Community Committee Mon 16 Oct 7.30pm, Little Rakaia Huts Community Centre Prebbleton Community Association Tue 17 Oct 7.30pm Prebbleton Community Cottage Prebbleton Community Cottage Committee Tue 10 Oct 7.30pm Prebbleton Community Cottage Prebbleton Public Hall Society Inc. Mon 9 Oct 7.30pm Prebbleton Hall Supper Room Prebbleton Reserve Management Committee Mon 16 Oct 7.30pm Prebbleton Community Cottage

Rolleston Reserve Management Committee Mon 16 Oct 7.30pm Rolleston Community Centre Sheffield Recreation Reserve Committee Sat 7 Oct 9am Sheffield Reserve Pavilion Sheffield-Waddington Community Committee Tue 10 Oct 7.30pm, Sheffield Hall Springfield Township Committee Tue 3 Oct 7.30pm Tawera Hall Springston Community Committee Mon 16 Oct 7.30pm Springston Hall Springston Reserve Committee Wed 18 Oct 7.30pm Errol Tweedy Pavilion Tai Tapu Community Association Wed 4 Oct 7.30pm Tai Tapu Library Waihora Park Reserve Committee Tue 3 Oct 7.30pm Waihora Bowling Club Weedons Reserve Committee Mon 9 Oct 7.30pm Weedons Reserve Pavilion Weedons Residents Committee Tue 10 Oct 7.30pm Weedons Domain West Melton Reserve Board Committee Mon 16 Oct 7.30pm West Melton Rugby Club West Melton Residents Committee Wed 11 Oct 7.30pm West Melton Community Hall Whitecliffs Township & Domain Committee Mon 9 Oct 7.30pm Glentunnel Hall

· · · ·

Christchurch Southern Motorway Stage 2 A one-way system is now in place between the intersection of Waterholes Road and Hamptons Road and 851 Waterholes Road. There will be no access to Main South Road from Waterholes Road. Traffic will be detoured via surrounding local roads. This is to allow for the remaining seal to be undertaken on the new temporary road at the intersection of Waterholes Road and Hamptons Road. NZ Folk Dancing Group

Rolleston Library Rolleston Drive, Rolleston Ph 347 2880

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

MON–SUN

2–15 OCTOBER

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

6

OCTOBER

SUNDAY

8

OCTOBER

Grow and Discover Holiday Programme Selwyn District Libraries Join us these school holidays for fun activities for children of all ages including Grow your own Garden, LEGO® sessions and craft. For details and to book go to selwynlibraries.co.nz

Darfield Artweek Opening Night Gala Darfield Recreation Centre, 7pm The Malvern Community Arts Council kick off Artweek with a gala. From Saturday 7–Sunday 15 October Darfield Recreation Centre, Selwyn Gallery and Darfield Library will showcase over 300 works of art by over 100 artists. For information visit facebook.com/selwynartgallerynz

Rolleston Envirotown Market Rolleston Square Carpark, 10am–1pm Local produce and craft. Email enquiries@rollestonenvirotown.org.nz

Spring Fling SUNDAY

8

OCTOBER

SATURDAY

14

OCTOBER

Broadfield Garden, 11am–4pm Country fete in award winning garden with live music, garden tours, demonstrations, artisan stalls, food and drink and more. Presented by Lincoln Community Care. Pre-purchased tickets $15 adults, school children free. Gate sales $20. Phone 325 2007 for tickets.

Veges 101 – A gardening workshop for beginners of all ages Lincoln Envirotown Community Gardens, James St, 10am–11.30am Do you know next to nothing about growing vegetables, but would like to get started? This workshop is for you! We will take you through the basics. Contact Ruth Wood on 325 2193 or ruth.wood@xtra.co.nz

Stimulating memory through art THURSDAY

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OCTOBER

Rolleston Community Centre, 1.30–2.30pm A free eight-week therapeutic art class led by local Selwyn artist Bridget Carr. Sessions aim to encourage memory recall through the process of creating art. The final class is on 7 December. To register please contact Bridget on 347 3577 or 021 248 4315.

Guest Exhibition UNTIL

OCTOBER

Applications for funding of events must be received by 5pm, Tuesday 31 October. Application forms and information about the fund is available online at www.selwyn.govt.nz/eventsfund

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

FRIDAY

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attract local, regional and/or international visitors contribute to the key benefits identified in the Council's Event Funding Policy and Guidlines increase the range and diversity of events in Selwyn promote the Selwyn district

Events should preferably be run by a not-for-profit organisation with charitable status, although applications from community organisations and individuals may be accepted.

This work will take up to three weeks and is weather dependent. As soon as the seal is completed the traffic management will be removed.

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

Applications to Selwyn District Council’s Round 2 Events Fund are now open.

To be eligible for a grant, events need to:

Footpath repairs will be occurring on Heathridge Place in Lincoln, the footpath will be closed during these works.

Selwyn Events

Meetings

The fund was established in 2013 and has supported a range of events including the NZ Ploughing Association Championship, Darfield Artweek, Koru Games – South Island year 7 and 8 sporting tournament, Rolleston Community Fireworks and Waitangi Day Community Country Picnic.

Upgrade work including kerb and channel and seal widening is being done by the developer on the east side of Springston Rolleston Road south of Lowes Road.

CC021017

MOBILE LIBRARY TIMETABLE

Prebbleton Tavern 3.30–5.30pm Monday 9 October Upper Selwyn Huts 10–10.45am Lincoln Childcare and Preschool 11–11.30am Prebbleton Child Care 1.15–1.45pm Tuesday 10 October Burnham Preschool 10.15–10.45am Dunsandel Childcare 12.20–12.40pm Paradise for Little Angels 1.30–2pm

After Round 1 earlier in the year, there is now around $21,000 available in the fund to support events held in Selwyn and open to the public. This round of funding is for events taking place between 1 January–30 June 2018. It can assist with costs like equipment and venue hire, promotions, consent, and traffic management to ensure your event is a success.

Stabilised seal repairs are occurring on Lincoln Tai Tapu Road. Shoulder works will be occurring at Days Road, Shands Road and Goulds Road. Traffic controls will be operating.

Council Call

· Microchipping won’t occur if wet. If you have any questions regarding microchipping, please contact Tracey on 347 2800 or 318 8338.

Events funding available

On the roads this week

TUESDAY OCTOBER 3 2017

Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi

Lakeland Art Centre, Leeston, Tuesday–Sunday, 10am–5pm The Lakeland Art Centre’s first guest exhibition since opening three months ago gives insight to the bush in Fiordland as seen through Struan Macdonald’s eyes, also featured is the work of Sara-Jane Ludemann whose subjects are animals and birds.

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 SelwynDistrictCouncil

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SELWYN TIMES

Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi

SELWYN TIMES Notices

Levi Park – Have your say!

DOG MICROCHIPPING Free dog microchipping will take place on Friday 6 October at · Lincoln – 9–9.30am · Leeston – 10.15–10.45am · Darfield – 11.30am–12pm · Rolleston – 12.45–1.15pm Please note: · Clinics last for only 30 minutes. · The Rolleston venue is Norman Kirk Drive (off Rolleston Drive), other locations are outside libraries

The Council is continuously looking to new concepts or initiatives to ensure our playgrounds remain appealing and are engaging to the youth of Selwyn. As part of our drive to provide quality local playgrounds, the Council gave permission for the Playground Centre to temporarily install interactive technology at a local playground in Rolleston’s Levi Park to see how the community adopts the new technology. The 90day trial will test the uptake of the technology and if it proves to be popular, it could be added to other parks in the district, if there is support from residents to do so. The trial has no cost to the Council and no commitment has been made to keep the technology beyond the trial.

How does the technology work? The technology is developed by Biba Technologies, based in Canada. Six augmented reality markers are now attached to the existing playground equipment, which can be easily scanned by parents and children to activate mini-games and unlock new play content aimed at three to nine-year olds. Parents can download the games free from the App Store or on Google Play, by searching for ‘playbiba’. The park can still be used in a traditional way.

Cool off these holidays

The technology has been developed to address the concerning trend of decreased physical activity levels in children, and has been successfully trialled in America and Canada. It gives parents another option for encouraging active outdoor play, and supports them to provide additional play experiences for children.

with PoolFest

Let us know what you think Come along these school holidays to have some fun in the pool! For the next two weeks the Selwyn Aquatic Centre has activities running from 1–3pm, Monday–Friday. Monday:

Inflatable toys and volleyball

Tuesday:

Paddleboats

Wednesday:

Big inflatables

Thursday:

Paddle boats and inflatable toys

Friday:

Big inflatables

We’re running an online survey to gauge people’s interest in the technology. Our consultation period begins Tuesday 3 October and closes on 24 October. Information about the trial can be found on our Facebook page and website. We will take on board all feedback raised during the trial before making any decisions on whether the technology is rolled out to any playgrounds in the district. To learn more about Smart Playgrounds go to playgroundcentre.com/smart-playgrounds/.

Normal pool admission applies, activities in the main pool are for competent swimmers, 8 years and older.

CultureFest attracts thousands

Check out our Facebook page for more information.

CultureFest 2017 was an outstanding success with around 3,000 people enjoying a range of performances from 20 different ethnic and cultural backgrounds. The crowd enjoyed food from a range of vendors each representing a different country. There were plenty of craft, games and activities including Iranian hand crafts, Mah Jong, Henna Tattoos, face painting, balloon art, highland games, Japanese traditional games and Te Taumutu kiwiana products and craft.

SelwynAquaticCentre

Libraries to close for staff development On Friday 13 October, Selwyn District Libraries and Service Centres will not open until 1pm to allow library staff to attend a professional development session. Selwyn Libraries and Service Centres Manager Vicki Carlyon says the libraries hold two staff training and meeting sessions a year focusing on improving the service they provide for Selwyn residents.

The turnout from Selwyn residents, performers, ethnic and cultural groups and food vendors showcased Selwyn’s growing diversity and welcoming nature for newcomers and migrants.

“The agenda we have planned for the day will include programming for young people and children, delivery of council services, working with the Community Services team and use of technology in libraries.” While the closure occurs, people can still visit the library website (www.selwynlibraries.co.nz) to access a range of online services including the library catalogue, eBooks, eAudio, eMagazines, databases and other online services. Items can also be returned through the after-hours returns boxes outside libraries. The Council’s Rolleston headquarters will still be open providing council services on 13 October. People can also phone the council on 347 2800 or 318 8338 for assistance.

ON THE ROADS

Chinese Fellowship of Song and Dance

Digout repairs will be carried out on Blakes Road, Springs Road, Birchs Road and Ellesmere Junction Road. Please stop on request at these sites.

Wednesday 4 October Rakaia Huts 9.10–9.30am Thursday 5 October St John of God, Rolleston 1–1.30pm

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 otherwise stated all of these meetings will be held at the Rolleston Council Building. Selwyn Waihora Zone Committee Tue 3 Oct 2pm Lincoln Event Centre Audit & Risk Subcommittee Wed 4 Oct 3pm SDC Water Race Subcommittee Mon 9 Oct 1.30pm Council Meeting Wed 11 Oct 1pm Citizenship Ceremony Wed 11 Oct 6.30pm LOCAL COMMITTEES & ASSOCIATIONS Broadfield District Community Centre Committee Tue 3 Oct 7.30pm, Broadfield District Community Centre Castle Hill Community Association Thurs 19 Oct 5.30pm via Skype Coalgate/Glentunnel Reserve Management Committee Thurs 12 Oct 8pm Coalgate Fire Station Darfield Township Committee

Thurs 19 Oct 7.30pm Darfield Library Doyleston Community Committee Wed 3 Oct 7.30pm Osborne Park Pavilion Glenroy Community Centre Committee Tue 17 Oct 7.30pm Glenroy Community Hall Glentunnel Township Committee Mon 30 Oct 7.30pm Glentunnel Hall – week later Hororata Reserve Management Committee Wed 4 Oct 7.30pm, Hororata Hall Kirwee Recreation Reserve Management Committee Mon 9 Oct 7.30pm Kirwee Reserve Sports Pavilion Kirwee Township Committee Mon 16 Oct 7.30pm Kirwee Community Hall Lincoln Community Committee Mon 9 Oct 7pm Lincoln Event Centre Little Rakaia Huts Community Committee Mon 16 Oct 7.30pm, Little Rakaia Huts Community Centre Prebbleton Community Association Tue 17 Oct 7.30pm Prebbleton Community Cottage Prebbleton Community Cottage Committee Tue 10 Oct 7.30pm Prebbleton Community Cottage Prebbleton Public Hall Society Inc. Mon 9 Oct 7.30pm Prebbleton Hall Supper Room Prebbleton Reserve Management Committee Mon 16 Oct 7.30pm Prebbleton Community Cottage

Rolleston Reserve Management Committee Mon 16 Oct 7.30pm Rolleston Community Centre Sheffield Recreation Reserve Committee Sat 7 Oct 9am Sheffield Reserve Pavilion Sheffield-Waddington Community Committee Tue 10 Oct 7.30pm, Sheffield Hall Springfield Township Committee Tue 3 Oct 7.30pm Tawera Hall Springston Community Committee Mon 16 Oct 7.30pm Springston Hall Springston Reserve Committee Wed 18 Oct 7.30pm Errol Tweedy Pavilion Tai Tapu Community Association Wed 4 Oct 7.30pm Tai Tapu Library Waihora Park Reserve Committee Tue 3 Oct 7.30pm Waihora Bowling Club Weedons Reserve Committee Mon 9 Oct 7.30pm Weedons Reserve Pavilion Weedons Residents Committee Tue 10 Oct 7.30pm Weedons Domain West Melton Reserve Board Committee Mon 16 Oct 7.30pm West Melton Rugby Club West Melton Residents Committee Wed 11 Oct 7.30pm West Melton Community Hall Whitecliffs Township & Domain Committee Mon 9 Oct 7.30pm Glentunnel Hall

· · · ·

Christchurch Southern Motorway Stage 2 A one-way system is now in place between the intersection of Waterholes Road and Hamptons Road and 851 Waterholes Road. There will be no access to Main South Road from Waterholes Road. Traffic will be detoured via surrounding local roads. This is to allow for the remaining seal to be undertaken on the new temporary road at the intersection of Waterholes Road and Hamptons Road. NZ Folk Dancing Group

Rolleston Library Rolleston Drive, Rolleston Ph 347 2880

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

MON–SUN

2–15 OCTOBER

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

6

OCTOBER

SUNDAY

8

OCTOBER

Grow and Discover Holiday Programme Selwyn District Libraries Join us these school holidays for fun activities for children of all ages including Grow your own Garden, LEGO® sessions and craft. For details and to book go to selwynlibraries.co.nz

Darfield Artweek Opening Night Gala Darfield Recreation Centre, 7pm The Malvern Community Arts Council kick off Artweek with a gala. From Saturday 7–Sunday 15 October Darfield Recreation Centre, Selwyn Gallery and Darfield Library will showcase over 300 works of art by over 100 artists. For information visit facebook.com/selwynartgallerynz

Rolleston Envirotown Market Rolleston Square Carpark, 10am–1pm Local produce and craft. Email enquiries@rollestonenvirotown.org.nz

Spring Fling SUNDAY

8

OCTOBER

SATURDAY

14

OCTOBER

Broadfield Garden, 11am–4pm Country fete in award winning garden with live music, garden tours, demonstrations, artisan stalls, food and drink and more. Presented by Lincoln Community Care. Pre-purchased tickets $15 adults, school children free. Gate sales $20. Phone 325 2007 for tickets.

Veges 101 – A gardening workshop for beginners of all ages Lincoln Envirotown Community Gardens, James St, 10am–11.30am Do you know next to nothing about growing vegetables, but would like to get started? This workshop is for you! We will take you through the basics. Contact Ruth Wood on 325 2193 or ruth.wood@xtra.co.nz

Stimulating memory through art THURSDAY

19

OCTOBER

Rolleston Community Centre, 1.30–2.30pm A free eight-week therapeutic art class led by local Selwyn artist Bridget Carr. Sessions aim to encourage memory recall through the process of creating art. The final class is on 7 December. To register please contact Bridget on 347 3577 or 021 248 4315.

Guest Exhibition UNTIL

OCTOBER

Applications for funding of events must be received by 5pm, Tuesday 31 October. Application forms and information about the fund is available online at www.selwyn.govt.nz/eventsfund

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

FRIDAY

22

attract local, regional and/or international visitors contribute to the key benefits identified in the Council's Event Funding Policy and Guidlines increase the range and diversity of events in Selwyn promote the Selwyn district

Events should preferably be run by a not-for-profit organisation with charitable status, although applications from community organisations and individuals may be accepted.

This work will take up to three weeks and is weather dependent. As soon as the seal is completed the traffic management will be removed.

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

Applications to Selwyn District Council’s Round 2 Events Fund are now open.

To be eligible for a grant, events need to:

Footpath repairs will be occurring on Heathridge Place in Lincoln, the footpath will be closed during these works.

Selwyn Events

Meetings

The fund was established in 2013 and has supported a range of events including the NZ Ploughing Association Championship, Darfield Artweek, Koru Games – South Island year 7 and 8 sporting tournament, Rolleston Community Fireworks and Waitangi Day Community Country Picnic.

Upgrade work including kerb and channel and seal widening is being done by the developer on the east side of Springston Rolleston Road south of Lowes Road.

CC021017

MOBILE LIBRARY TIMETABLE

Prebbleton Tavern 3.30–5.30pm Monday 9 October Upper Selwyn Huts 10–10.45am Lincoln Childcare and Preschool 11–11.30am Prebbleton Child Care 1.15–1.45pm Tuesday 10 October Burnham Preschool 10.15–10.45am Dunsandel Childcare 12.20–12.40pm Paradise for Little Angels 1.30–2pm

After Round 1 earlier in the year, there is now around $21,000 available in the fund to support events held in Selwyn and open to the public. This round of funding is for events taking place between 1 January–30 June 2018. It can assist with costs like equipment and venue hire, promotions, consent, and traffic management to ensure your event is a success.

Stabilised seal repairs are occurring on Lincoln Tai Tapu Road. Shoulder works will be occurring at Days Road, Shands Road and Goulds Road. Traffic controls will be operating.

Council Call

· Microchipping won’t occur if wet. If you have any questions regarding microchipping, please contact Tracey on 347 2800 or 318 8338.

Events funding available

On the roads this week

TUESDAY OCTOBER 3 2017

Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi

Lakeland Art Centre, Leeston, Tuesday–Sunday, 10am–5pm The Lakeland Art Centre’s first guest exhibition since opening three months ago gives insight to the bush in Fiordland as seen through Struan Macdonald’s eyes, also featured is the work of Sara-Jane Ludemann whose subjects are animals and birds.

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 SelwynDistrictCouncil

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MOMENTUM: Tamati Thomson trying not to get pushed over the line

WINGER: Tamati Thomson scores a try for Country in the corner.

GET OFF: Country’s George Prain fends off Flynn Crean

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HAPPY HOOKER: Liam Robinson scores a try for Country.

Country takes win against national team „„ By Gordon Findlater THE CANTERBURY Country under-18 team got the rare opportunity to play one of the lesser known national schools rugby sides at the weekend. Country were too strong for the New Zealand Barbarians Area Schools, defeating them 47-22 at Southbrook Park in Rangiora. The Area Schools are chosen from the top players in some of the smaller, often rural areas of New Zealand, who do not get the chance to play in the top, higher profile first XV competitions. “That’s the first time we’ve ever played them, and we didn’t

SPORTS really know what to expect,” said Country coach Glen Dunseath. Country opted to give some of their bench players a start in the match but found themselves trailing 5-17 early on. By half-time Country had gained the initiative and led 2217, before putting in a dominant second half performance to stretch the score to 47-22. Country now turn their focus to the South Island U-18 three day tournament, which is beginning at Belfast Rugby Club on Friday. “It’s a pretty short

turnaround for us going into the tournament so having the game on Saturday was great for us rather than having a weekend off,” said Dunseath. Country suffered tight defeats to Canterbury Metro and Tasman in their northern section pool games last month. They will now face the top qualifier from the southern pool in their opening game on Friday. The winner will go into the top four playoffs, with the loser going into the plate section. STRONG MAN: Country’s Doom Ponini takes Angus Johns with •More sport, pages 24-25 him as he dives for a try. PHOTOS: KAREN CASEY

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Selwyn teams aim to knock off Sefton Extended one day season gets under way „„ By Gordon Findlater THE CRICKET season starts on Saturday with the opening round of the Canterbury Country premier one-day competition. Selwyn’s four premier clubs – Leeston-Southbridge, Weedons, Lincoln and South Malvern – will be looking to end the dominance that Sefton showed last season. The North Canterbury club won all three formats in last season’s Canterbury Country cricket competition. They defeated Leeston-Southbridge in both the one-day and twenty20 finals and Weedons in the twoday final. “Sefton will definitely be the team to beat again but there’s a number of teams that have what it takes to win this competition,” said Canterbury Country Cricket Association cricket manager Toby Doyle. There has been a change in format this summer. The end of season two-day competition has been scrapped in favour of an extra one-day round-robin. “The decision came down to the clubs, with a vote in favour of

Last season’s one-day competition top performers: •Run scorers: Shannon Stewart (Southbrook), 451 runs, 150.33 average, 70.48 strike rate; Toby Doyle (LeestonSouthbridge), 285 runs, 40.71 average, 63.47 strike rate; Jeremy Benton (Lincoln), 234 runs, 58.50 average, 79.87 strike rate; Jack Boyle (Southbrook), 222 runs, 55.50 average, 41.94 strike rate; Peter Fulton (Oxford), 217 runs, 217 average, 57.24 strike rate; Harry Chamberlain (Leeston-Southbridge), 201 runs, 28.71 average, 83.75 strike rate; Simon Edwards (South Malvern), 194 runs, 48.50 average, 115.52 strike rate. •Wicket takers: Fergus Fairburn (Southbrook), 17 wickets, 9.76 average, 3.69 economy; Ian King (Sefton), 13 wickets, 9 average, 2.25 economy; Matthew Rowe (Sefton), 12 wickets, 16.58 average, 4.10 economy; Harrison Cox (LeestonSouthbridge), 12 wickets, 17.08 average, 3.68 economy; Tim Gruijters (Leeston-Southbridge), 10 wickets, 6.50 average, 2.02 economy; Matt Parker (Weedons), 10 wickets, 12.40 average, 3.10 economy; Ollie Bragg (Sefton), 10 wickets, 17.80 average, 3.97 economy.

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moving to an extra round of the 45 over one-day competition,” said Doyle, who also plays for Leeston-Southbridge. “It came down to a number of factors. The majority of players want to know they’re going to get a bat and a bowl every Saturday. Sometimes in the two-day competition you can end up

spending a day just out fielding,” said Doyle. The one-day competition will now see eight teams play each other twice before splitting into Round one fixtures (Saturday): a top and bottom four before the •Leeston-Southbridge v Cheviot, Leeston Park, 12.30pm. finals in March. •Southbrook v Weedons, Southbrook Domain, 12.30pm. A twenty20 competition •Oxford v Sefton, Dudley11:51:35 Park, 12.30pm. NEW LOCATION ADVERT.pdf 1 1/05/2014 a.m. will also be played over three •South Malvern v Lincoln, Darfield Domain, 12.30pm. weekends in January.

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Lincoln reaches high to take national champs „„ By Gordon Findlater LINCOLN UNIVERSITY women’s basketball solidified their national dominance by winning the national tertiary basketball championship at Cowles Stadium last week. Their 60-46 win over Victoria University of Wellington in the final handed the Lincoln women their second title of the year after they took out the 3x3 tertiary title in April. The team were dominant throughout last week’s tournament. They went through pool play undefeated with wins over University of Waikato (71-50), University of Otago (67-50), and Victoria University (5541). They then accounted for Auckland University of Technology 56-45 in the semi-final. The team stepped up in the final with standout performances from Connie Poletti (17points, 10 rebounds), Sophie Schrader (14 points, 3 assists), and Bianca Malifa (11 points, 4 assists). The Lincoln men came agonisingly close to also doing a clean sweep in the tertiary basketball. They won the 3x3 title in April but were pipped by Canterbury University in

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Local scouts seeking support for ‘monster garage sale’ Globally, scouting has a membership of over 31 million scouts and adult leaders. New Zealand has over 20,000, with 65 of those in West Melton. Group leader of the West Melton Scout Group Kyle Stewart says nine leaders volunteer their time to ensure they can provide “an exciting and active programme to instill a sense of pride and self worth into each of the youths, and to help set them up to handle life”. “Funding comes directly from the members of the group and the general community,” Kyle says. “Every two years we hold our monster garage sale with goods donated by you, the locals, to help us provide funds to keep the group running. We are very privileged to have such generous neighbors in our community, many of whom have been, or are, involved in scouting. “Now in our 53rd year as a group, we have had many fantastic leaders, hundreds of youth, we have been involved in local and wider community projects – most recently planting native trees to help D.O.C.

rehabilitate the Waimakariri river bed – we have attended Jamborees in New Zealand and even some international ones,” he says. “At our 50th anniversary celebration we showcased our talents to the wider community with a campfire and involvement in the West Melton 150th.” The philosophy for scouts is ‘Youth at the centre’, and in New Zealand the organisation is working on the ‘Better Prepared’ principle. Kyle says the youth are more involved than ever in the makeup of the programme, and to an extent are beginning to run it themselves. “As we move into the digital age we are coming across new challenges for our youth, but are always able to reference our core values ‘Have Respect, Do what is right and be positive’,” he says. “With our garage sale coming up, we are still looking to the community for support with donations of good-quality items that we can sell. We are very much a volunteer based organisation and appreciate all and any help we can get.”

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Kicking off the festive season with Cup Week deal The popular West Melton bar and restaurant Two Fat Possums is gearing up for Canterbury’s festive season ahead, kicking off with a special deal during Cup & Show Week. On the two Cup Days – Tuesday, November 14 and Saturday, November 18, Two Fat Possums is offering breakfast, bubbly and bus transport to and from the races for just $60. This will be a great opportunity to enjoy a day at the races without having to drive there yourself, starting with a delicious breakfast and a glass of bubbles. Details of departure times will be on the Two Fat Possums website. Two Fat Possums is now taking bookings for work and social Christmas functions, with a special Christmas Function menu available. Early bookings are advisable to ensure you get the date you want. And adding to the cool Two Fat Possums vibe, live music is being introduced on Sunday afternoons and some Friday and Saturday nights – details will also be on their website, so check it out. Another exciting event to look forward

to is Peregrine Wine Night on Thursday, October 26. This will comprise a five-course degustation meal with five accompanying wines for $80. Bookings are still available for this special evening. Two Fat Possums is a great place to enjoy an outing with family and friends, and for a meal to share the wood-fired pizzas are always a popular option, coming with a variety of tempting toppings. All the tasty food and refreshing beverages can be enjoyed either in the stylishly appointed restaurant and bar, or the sunny, sheltered courtyard. The restaurant also provides a function room where local clubs, charities, and schools can run fundraising events such as pizza nights and quiz nights, and these have proved very successful. So why not make Two Fat Possums your go-to place to take family or meet friends for a drink and a bite. For bookings, phone (03) 421 6481. Website www.twofatpossums. co.nz.

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Mike Bowie is an ecologist who specialises in entomology (insects and other invertebrates). Each week he introduces a new species found in his backyard at Lincoln. His column aims to raise public awareness of biodiversity, the variety of living things around us ONE OF the 10 native insect species dependent on the cabbage tree as a host is the mealybug balanococcus cordylinidis. The 5mm long mealybug is a waxy grey critter that lives in between the leaf base and the stem of the cabbage tree where leaf litter accumulates to create a moist micro-environment. Mealybugs are sucking insects like aphids and can cause death to plants or trees when in high densities or when they transmit viruses. Tree symptoms include leaf discolouration, wilting and sometimes death. Parting of the leaves at the base will often reveal the culprits, but fortunately there is a saviour in the form of a syrphid,

LITTLE CRITTERS: The Mealybug is a waxy grey critter that lives in between the leaf base and the stem of a cabbage tree. ​

a native predatory larva of the hoverfly species called allograpta ventralis. This predator can gobble up mealybugs and allow the cabbage tree to recover. 

THE ELLESMERE A&P Spring Show is around the corner and the organising committee is busy working behind the scenes to make sure the show will be another success. The show will take place on October 14. This year’s theme will be celebrating diversity in the community. Show president Doug Michael said things have changed in Ellesmere over the last 10 or so years. He said it is time to get the community spirit back into show day and celebrate diversity not just in agriculture, but also in Ellesmere’s demographic, culture and sports. Organised by Sport Canterbury, students are challenged to take part in a number of teambased activities and challenges modelled on the New Zealand television series Top Town. Students will compete for cash for their school on an activity circuit and in obstacle stations in the show’s main ring. Sport Canterbury has organised 22 new games for the event. Another drawcard for children is the young master chef challenge, which will involve schools

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Fruit & veggie growers join social media Global interest in the story behind healthy, fresh food has inspired Horticulture New Zealand to start an Instagram page, where people can better get to know the fruit and vegetable growers of New Zealand, Horticulture New Zealand, chief executive Mike Chapman says. Since going live last Tuesday, Growers of

New Zealand (@growersofnz) has already sparked interest in New Zealand and around the world. Each week a grower will be profiled at work, and the seasonal crop they have been working with will be highlighted in a recipe. “Social media is a great way to reach a

wide and engaged audience who want to find out more about their food and the people who grow it,” Mr Chapman says. “Instagram is really the social media of foodies, travellers and influencers, and of course, it is very visual which is perfect for healthy food. “But it is no longer just the food people are interested in. Increasingly people want to know their food has been produced in a sustainable way, with well-protected labour. “New Zealand fruit and vegetable growers have a great story to tell. Many run intergenerational family businesses where three or four generations of the same family have been caring for the land. They understand environmental sustainability from years of record keeping and experience. As the generations change, more science and technology is applied and in horticulture we have businesses at the cutting edge of healthy food production,” Mr Chapman says. “Growers of New Zealand can also tell our international audience more about New Zealand fresh fruit and vegetables, given that we export to 124 markets and there is interest in organic growing worldwide,

which is another New Zealand strength. “Recipes are always popular on social media, as people look to healthier eating and want daily inspiration and advice. We will be promoting what is in season at the time and therefore readily available and affordable, and also will be profiling the lesser- known fruits and vegetables to encourage people to broaden their horizons. “Horticulture is growing rapidly and we need to attract more people into careers. So we hope by profiling the range of jobs available we will get people either starting out, or looking to change their career, interested in the varied paths horticulture has to offer.”

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New R&D centre to develop food technology expertise Mill processing company Synlait is establishing a research and development centre in Palmerston North to continue building expertise and capability in food technology. “Our goal is to become more profitable and diversified. Investing in our own research and development centre is an opportunity to explore new and unique ways to make the most from milk,” managing director and CEO John Penno says. “We will be developing intellectual property across our value chain, which aims to maximise value at every step, beginning behind the farm gate all the way through to providing market access for our customers.”

Partnering with Massey University and FoodPILOT, one of the New Zealand Food Innovation Network’s four hubs, the new Palmerston North centre will be colocated at the forefront of innovative food technology research and commercialisation in New Zealand. Synlait’s research and development centre will concentrate on new product development, process technology and packaging. “We are serious about growing our research and category development capability and plan to double our investment over the next two years,” Mr Penno says. “Our commitment this financial year will be around $7 million, and our investment in Palmerston North is a major milestone on this journey. “This is the first step for us as we progress towards new products, categories and markets in the future. We will need our

capability in this area to continue evolving so we stay ahead of the game.” General manager of innovation and technical services Roger Schwarzenbach says Synlait will have access to some of the best scientific, technical and commercial minds and equipment in this field. “It’s the perfect environment for our new team to explore options for diversifying our business, both at a product and process level.” Initially the centre will employ food technologists and engineers. Working closely with other teams at Synlait Dunsandel, they will also have access to some of the most sophisticated equipment and processing technology in the world. “As one of New Zealand’s fastestgrowing companies, our people have the opportunity to directly impact decisions we make. We will recruit a team in Palmerston North who aren’t afraid of a challenge and really want to make their mark,” Mr Schwarzenbach says. “This centre will have a real impact on Synlait’s future. The team will help us launch new high-returning dairy categories, bring new product options to market and contribute to ever-improving product quality.”

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It’s hard to go past pretty petunias If you’ve got an area in your garden where you want to create a mass of colour, you can’t go past petunias. They are prolific bloomers that, if looked after, will continue to flower all summer. You can choose from plain purple, red, pink or white. How about purple with dashes of white like on the primetime violet star? Or the duo red and white variety which, like the name suggests, produces a beautiful mixture of red and white flower? Not sure what colour to select? Then try a mixed bundle. Don’t have a big garden to fill with bedding flowers? Don’t worry about that either. All petunias really need to flourish is a sunny, free-draining spot. They grow equally as well in pots and

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ANNUAL SALE of

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Continues Thursday if plants still available

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plants looking tidy and helps the plant to keep flowering to the end of the season. The flowers can be picked for indoor use but will not continue to open off the plant, so should be picked only when they are open already. Dahlia plants go through different stages of growth depending on the day length.

During long day length in mid-summer the plants produce a lot of top growth and flowers. Decreasing day length during autumn triggers the plants into tuber production below the ground. The tubers prepare the plant for winter dormancy and store energy ready for growing again next spring.

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„„ By Paul Hoek DAHLIAS ARE one of the best value garden plants for summer colour. Planted in spring, they will flower from December right through summer to late autumn. Native to Mexico and first introduced into Europe in the 1600s, dahlias have been so extensively cross-bred over hundreds of years that the dahlia family now includes a large range of flower types, plant sizes and every colour imaginable. Dahlias are sorted into main groups according to their flower shape. The most common types are the cactus dahlia, with a spiky appearance and decorative dahlias which include a range of forms from tight ball-shaped flowers through to more open forms called water lily dahlias. As well as these two, other common types include dwarf forms ideal for borders or potting, and single flowered forms. Dahlias prefer a full sun location, but will tolerate some shade. Drainage is very important as the tubers do not like being water logged for any length of time. In high rainfall or wet areas they can easily be grown by using slightly raised beds to help with drainage. Plant the tubers with the crown just below the surface of the soil and water in. Little attention is required during growing other than to make sure they’re watered if conditions get quite dry. Removing old flower heads will keep the

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Tuesday October 3 2017

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IT’S TIME FOR THE SPRING FLING For the seventh year running, people will again flock to the Ellesmere Spring Fling. The Ellesmere Spring Fling is the crème de crème of fetes. Held in the most beautiful garden – David Hobbs’ award winning Broadfield Garden – this is no ordinary affair. “The Spring Fling is a wonderful day out,” says Janice Burnett who is Chairperson of Community Care Lincoln. Whether you are a keen gardener wanting inspiration, looking for quality items to enjoy or tuck away for Christmas or simply keen on having a good time, this event promises plenty. Wander through the diverse garden and around the superb gathering of stalls selling everything from fresh produce, food, drink (wine and beer will be available), artisan arts and crafts to plants. Find a place to relax under the shade of a tree or bask in the sun listening to live music while partaking of a snack, lunch, Devonshire tea or beverage. David Hobbs, whose garden fills ten acres and is of such a high standard that it has both national and international recognition, will once again offer garden tours. You will have the chance to learn about the plants growing at Broadfield Gardens while garnering some green thumb tips from the expert himself. With the focus this year on gardening, you will be inspired by the marvellous gardens David has created and have the chance to learn more about gardening with demonstrations presented by horticultural experts.

“We’re so happy to once again have Intelligro as our principal sponsor,” says Vanessa Thompson, organiser of the Spring Fling.

She advises that the Intelligro team will be there to help with any queries and give people advice about what they should be doing in their gardens at this time of year. As sole fundraiser Lincoln Community Care Association Inc. (LCC), the Ellesmere Spring Fling is fully a volunteer affair. Special thanks can also be given to the amazing support of Lincoln New World, Paper Plus at Hornby and Merivale, Academy Signs, Susan and Tony Faulks, the Selwyn District Council and Pub Charity Limited. “We’re really grateful for the on-going community assistance we receive and the work done by Lincoln Rotary members who help in so many ways on the day,” adds Janice. As usual, Future Leaders from Lincoln University, local exercise and walking groups and Community Care’s own staff, board members and volunteers will all be there helping make it a fun day for all. The Ellesmere Spring Fling is a country garden experience not to be topped. It will be held this year, on Sunday, 8th October from 11am until 4pm at Broadfield Garden, 250 Selwyn Road, Broadfield. Tickets can be purchased prior to the event for $15 from New World Lincoln, Paper Plus Hornby and at Community Care. Gate sales will be available on the day at $20 for an adult with children free.

A Huge Thank you to Our Principal Sponsor and other keys sponsors • Lincoln Rotary

• Selwyn District Council

• The Warehouse Rolleston

• Merivale & Hornby Paper Plus

• New World Lincoln

• Academy Signs

• Cartwright Insurance Brokers

• Food & Health Standards

• Tony & Susan Faulks

• Andrea’s Florist, Avonhead

• Gordons Pickles

• Sicon


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event is organised by volunteers and all profits go to Lincoln Community Care. This event will go ahead wet or fine. Tickets cost $15 online, gate sales are $20 per adult and children free. For more information, go to https:// www.eventfinda.co.nz Broadfields New Zealand Landscape Garden, 250 Selwyn Rd, Prebbleton

Email georgia.oconnor@starmedia.kiwi by 5pm each Wednesday

Rakaia Gorge Experience Tuesday, 10am-4pm Go on one of more than 50 free walks in Selwyn, Christchurch and Waimakariri as part of the Breeze Walking Festival. The event runs until October 15. Three walks are taking place in the district in a vast range of environments. This week’s walk is at the Rakaia Gorge. The walkway passes through several forest and shrub communities and along the rim of the gorge through spectacular geological areas. It includes the site of the Snowdon coal mines and remains of equipment used for extraction. Another walk will be held at Harts Creek Sneak, Leeston, from 10am-noon. Bookings are required to join these free walks. To book, phone 347 2791 or email events@ selwyn.govt.nz Rakaia Gorge Musical Instrument Practice Slots Tuesday, 3.30-7pm Book a time to go solo or have a silent practice with up to four bandmates. There will be electronic drums, a digital piano, a Roland session mixer, mics and headphones available for budding musicians. You can

also take in your own electric instruments and plug into the session mixer. Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Rd Book Discussion Group Tuesday, 6-7pm For those who love reading and want to share in discussion with other friendly book-lovers. The group subscribes to the Book Discussion Scheme so there is a cost involved. Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Rd Holiday Activity – Make a Penguin Corner Bookmark Wednesday, 11am-noon Create an adorable penguin bookmark to fit neatly over the corner of your current read. The event is free and no bookings are required. Suitable for all ages. Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Rd Terrace Station Hororata Open Garden Day Sunday, 11am-3.30pm Terrace Station welcomes you to bluebells and daffodils on Sunday. The trees are being transformed with soft spring greenery and the newly opened walkway showcases massive

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NATURAL: The movement inspired by the internationallyacclaimed documentary Project Wild Thing is coming to Selwyn. Project Wild Thing aims to improve children’s health, happiness, and respect for the environment through reconnecting with the natural world. Caregivers will view the documentary while children experience the outdoors with the TimberNook team. The event will also include a farm display, rock skimming and outdoor challenges. Optional discounted jet boating and horse back tours are at the visitors cost. The event is free but registration required. For children aged 5–12 years and up to two caregivers. The event will be held at Rubicon Valley Tourist Centre, Springfield. ​ 150-year-old trees all recently labelled for your information. Take your picnic to have on the lawn. Woodland plants will be for sale. The $5 entry fee goes to the Terrace Station Charitable Trust, but children are free. For further information, visit www. terracestation.org.nz Terrace Station, Milnes Rd, Hororata

Spring Fling 2017 Sunday, 11am-4pm The Spring Fling is a country fete held in the award-winning Broadfield Garden. Take in a relaxing day in this beautiful country garden. Take a tour of the exhibits, stalls, and entertainment provided. To enhance the experience, there will be music in the garden. This

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Markets: 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, noon-3pm, Edendale Cafe, 888 Sandy Knolls Rd, West Melton Rolleston Envirotown Market: Sunday, 10am-1pm, Rolleston Square Car Park Running Groups Lincoln Road Runners: Tuesday registration from 5.30pm, starts at 6pm. 3km or 6km. Starts at Lincoln University. Gold coin donations. Malvern Road Runners: Tuesday registration from 5.40pm, starts at 6pm. 3km or 6km. Starts from Malvern Netball Centre. Ellesmere Road Runners: Wednesday registration from 5.45pm, starts at 6pm. 3km or 6km walk or run. Starts from Leeston Physiotherapy.

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Classifieds Caravans, Motorhomes

& Traliers

FOR SALE

COnCREtE pipES – vARiOuS SizES

225 dia x 2.4 long - $55.00 ea 225 dia x 1.8 long - $35.00 ea 300 dia x 2.4 long - $70.00 ea 375 dia x 2.4 long - $85.00 ea 375 dia x 1.2 long - $50.00 ea 450 dia x 1.2 long - $120.00 ea

Contact Sharon Carrick (Johnston Civil Ltd) sharon@johnstons.net.nz or (03) 324-3744 Pick up Leeston

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Contact us today Storage

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ELECTRICIAN

STORAGE CONTAINERS. $35 pw. 350 Brookside Rd, Rolleston. Brookside Storage on Trademe. Ph 0210650934.

•Re Roofing •Roof Repairs •Spouting

Phone Mike Lineton 022 341 8848 Your local Selwyn District GARDENER/ HANDYMAN

Need a Professional Electrician?

• Spider proofing & fly control • all other pest problems • Industrial & domestic pest control

Rob & Scott WaRloW Servicing Selwyn Area Since 1987 Qualified & Experienced Professional

office: 03 337 9553 Rob: 027 436 1169 Scott: 021 168 6118 Member of Pest Management Assoc. of NZ

Small Bales at $6.00 Medium Squares at $50 All a delivered price in the Selwyn Area Ph for orders 324 3580

l Landscape design & build

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FORESTS AND FIELDS a naturist lawn, garden, transport & photographic service

See www.forestsandfields.co.nz

Di’s BinDing Carpet

Shelterbelt Trimming Contractor Call Tony Dempsey Ph 03 325 3256 Mob 0274 323 943

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124 Halswell Junction Rd, Halswell

Phone 322 1103 Mobile 027 586 4830 Hours Mon - Fri 9.30am - 5.00pm

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Heatpump Cleaning

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Bemer Heatpump Cleaning Rob Spink • 0800 423 637 • (A/H) 03 325 2713 spinkfam@xtra.co.nz

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

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l Eco-sourcing specialist nursery PEA STRAW For Sale Ellesmere Lions have pea straw available

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To Let Need a hand? ✤ Lawns & Edges ✤ Landscaping ✤ Gardening ✤ Hedge Trimming ✤ Handyman Jobs ✤ Casual or One Off

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Phone our local team 03 379 1100

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CARAVAN Or Poptop wanted ph 027 306 6544 CARAVAN Wanted to buy. Up to $5000 cash today 027 488-5284. TRAILER Briford or similar wanted ph 027 306 6544

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Repair, Uplifting, Relaying, Restretching *Selection of underlay available All preparation work undertaken *Also GARAGE CARPET Phone John 027 208 7383 jandcbennett@xtra.co.nz

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ACE HIGH PLUMBING All Plumbing Gasfitting Drainlaying Blocked Drains Log Fires, Wetbacks Gas Hotwater

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FREEZER Room wanted, 2.4 x 2.4 x 3.6 min size, 1.5 - 2.5 hp condenser sigle phase, ph 021 288 0891 TOOLS Garden, garage, woodworking, mechanical, engineering, sawbenches, lathes, cash buyer, ph 355-2045

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We use world class vehicle depollution systems

0800 8200 600

Furniture made to order and restoration by tradesman with 35yrs experience. PH Stephen 021 073 2624 lAnDSCAPing Paving, Lawns, Irrigation, Decking, Fencing. Kanga & small digger services. Check out Squire Landscaping on facebook. FREE QUOTES. Ph Arthur 347-8796, 027 220-7014 Edwin 027 2207154 MASOnRy DAMAGED MASONRY?? Rock and Blocks Work Ltd for all your brick, block and tile laying needs. Friendly service Licensed Building Practitioner phone Devon on 021 375-888 or 03 3295511 RJB PlUMBing Renovations, New Houses, Hot Water Cylinders, Kitchens Bathroom Upgrades, Laundries, General Maintenance Phone Mark 0278690026 SPiDER & Fly COnTROl Fully certified professional service. Call Zero Pests 022 507 3787 or 03 595 0422 Tiling Quality jobs done on time. All aspects of tiling. Reg Master Tiler. Ph Dave 027 334 4125 Tiling SPlASHBACKS Kitchen/bathroom/ laundry, incl mosaics, ph 027 334 4125 T.V. SERViCE CEnTRE Repairs, tvs, microwaves, stereos, DVD. Aerial installations and kitsets, 480 Moorhouse Ave, ph 03 379 1400

Wanted To Buy A RECORDS WANTED, music memorabilia and HiFi gear wanted. Excellent cash prices paid or a free appraisal. Pennylane is New Zealands largest buyer of secondhand records and cds. A buyer will be in town for a few days only. To arrange a time for us to come to you or you can come to us (a local motel) please phone Dave 021 222 6144 anytime 7 days or email recordswanted@ xtra.co.nz

FOREMEN AND CARPENTERS Trinity QT Construction are looking to fill vacancies in the Construction side of our fully integrated development company, successfully delivering award winning multi-million dollar commercial and residential projects. Trinity has a proud track record in building luxury residential homes in the Queenstown and Southern Lakes area and are seeking long term, committed employees with a passion for excellence and attention to detail. In return we provide a safe and stable work environment, excellent conditions, solid management support, mentoring from our longterm-local and diversely experienced owners, plus opportunities for advancement and career development. Senior Foreman • Top end luxury home projects in stunning locations • Previous experience in a similar position essential • Able to manage all requirements of complex architecturally designed projects and small to medium sized teams • Rates and package negotiable based on experience Qualified Carpenters and 2nd and 3rd Year Apprentices • Great working environment with quality equipment • Rates and package negotiable based on experience • Need to be physically fit and a good team player All positions are for an immediate start. Please contact us direct for more information or apply directly with your CV and cover email. We would prefer applicants for this position to have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa. CV and applications to accounts@trinitydevelopments.co.nz and/or contact Wayne Foley on 0274 864 244


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New stylish family home on 1980m2 section 3/4 bedrooms, master with ensuite Farm sized kitchen with large open plan living & dining Separate lounge (could be 4th bedroom/games room) Expansive deck area Detached double garage with self contained accommodation (kitchen facilities, bathroom & toilet) • Close to Halswell township & supermarket • All offers to be presented on or before 5pm Tuesday 31st October 2017 (unless sold prior)

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

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ROLLESTON - 50 Overbury Crescent • 247m2 brick home • 772m2 fully fenced north facing section • 4 bedrooms, master with ensuite & WIR • Underfloor heating in the bathrooms • Spacious open plan kitchen, dining & living • Large inviting entranceway & separate lounge • Separate bathroom & toilet • Pellet fire & heat pump • Triple car garaging with drive through access to back yard • Located near shops, bus stops, medical centre, pre schools & Rolleston Primary School

Open Home: Sun 2.45pm – 3.15pm Price: Neg over $599,000 View: www.marealestate.co.nz/240

Jo Barrett Mb 021 859 006 jo@marealestate.co.nz

LEESTON - 21 Clausen Avenue Located on Millbridge Green Super stylish townhouse Overlooking large reserve Three bedrooms, bathroom & open plan living Outdoor dining on large covered patio Oversized attached single garage Full landscape plan, secure fencing, clothesline & letter box • True turnkey package • Beat the rent rap & get on the property ladder

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

ROLLESTON PH: 03 347 9949

LEESTON PH: 03 324 3704

Chris Flanagan 027 433 4657

Stephan Knowler 027 229 9522

Jackie Derrick 027 636 3576

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

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• Delamain Subdivison • 202m2 brick home on 475m2 fully fenced section • 4 bedrooms, ensuite, WIR, bathroom, separate toilet & laundry • Spacious open plan kitchen, dining, living with separate lounge • Well situated on section located in zones for St Thomas College, Villa Maria College, Middleton Grange School, Riccarton, & Hornby High Schools • 550 metres from Waitaha Aquatic Centre & Edukids Preschool • Easy access to CBD, airport & major State Highways in all directions • Yes, you can have it all here in Delamain!

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Jo Barrett Mb 021 859 006 jo@marealestate.co.nz

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SOUTHBRIDGE - 7 Bridge Street AN ENVIABLE LIFESTYLE ON OFFER HERE

• Located in popular Oakbridge Country Estate • As new modern home on 2061m2 • Large kitchen with abundance of bench space & plenty of storage • Adjoining designated dining area & family room • Separate lounge with freestanding log burner • 4 good sized bedrooms with built in robes • Master with ensuite bathroom & walk in robe Open Home: Sun 1.30pm – 2pm • Beautifully landscaped half acre section (approx) Price: $549,000 2 • Fenced 2061m View: www.marealestate.co.nz/238 • Attractive sheltered outdoor living area via French doors

DARFIELD - Unit 3, 63 North Terrace

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THESE HAVE TO GO – ALL OFFERS PRESENTED!

• Stunning new 235m2 Brick & Cedar home • Large open plan living • Large bi-fold doors onto Kwila deck • Great outdoor entertaining • Sleek modern kitchen with quality appliances & walk in pantry • Four double bedrooms • Large master bedroom with walk in robe & tiled ensuite • LED lighting throughout & quality blinds • Separate laundry & plenty of storage • Easy care 630m2 section with internal fencing & gates with access for trailer

COSY, COOL, CONVENIENT & QUIET

Open Home: Sun 3.30pm – 4pm Price: Neg over $599,000 View: www.marealestate.co.nz/232

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YALDHURST - 8 Cognac Drive

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• 216m brick home on 649m section – soon to be fully fenced • 4 bedrooms, ensuite, WIR, bathroom & separate toilet, attic storage • Heat pump, under floor heating in kitchen • Raised garden beds with irrigation • High spec kitchen with walk in pantry • Dining, living open plan with separate lounge • Well situated section located in the much desired Levi Park • Don’t just loop it – knot this one up hard and fast!

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Residential Lifestyle Rural Property

Chris Flanagan Mb 027 433 4657 Charlotte Bellew Mb 027 532 5931

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ROLLESTON - 10 Navy Loop

Andrew Taylor 027 435 5930

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Chris Flanagan Mb 027 433 4657 chris@marealestate.co.nz

Located in the ever popular East Maddisons Road Fantastic north facing family home 2 living areas with a log burner Sleek renovated kitchen 4 generous bedrooms with the master offering walk in robe & ensuite Separate laundry Large private outdoor entertaining areas Large 1181sqm private, tranquil & established section Come & appreciate what this property has to offer

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Open Home: Sun 2.15pm – 2.45pm Price: Neg over $1,200,000 View: www.marealestate.co.nz/225

ROLLESTON - 742 East Maddisons Road

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IT DOESN’T COME MUCH BETTER THAN THIS LOCATION, EXCELLENT SOILS & HALSWELL RIVER FRONTAGE • 4ha (10 acre) quality rural farmlet • Highly desirable location Leavington Close (off Perrymans Rd) • Beautifully sheltered and planted offering privacy and security • 4 bedroom residence 230m2 (ensuite off master) • Large open plan living/kitchen area • Great indoor/outdoor flow onto decking and outdoor fire area • Well fenced and subdivided, stock water to each paddock • 4 bay implement shed (2 lockup bays) & 3 bay hayshed

SELWYN TIMES

Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi

Cameron McRae 027 769 6696

OVER 60’s – YOU WON’T FIND BETTER IN CENTRAL DARFIELD • • • • • • • • •

The pick of the units 2 bedroom 90m2 townhouse Double glazing and heat pump Part of a Body Corporate Sun filled conservatory HRV system Security screens on front door Garden that gives you something or nothing to do Short walk to all the amenities - Post Office, Four Square, Doctors and Darfield Bakery

Viewing: by appointment Price: Neg over $285,000 View: www.marealestate.co.nz/206

Sue Robinson Mb 021 409 050 Paul Robinson Mb 021 277 2690

DARFIELD PH: 03 318 8204

Paul Robinson 021 277 2690

Sue Robinson 021 409 050

Charlotte Bellew 027 532 5931

www.marealestate.co.nz

Jo Barrett 021 859 006

Juliet Flanagan

Connie van der Klei


Spring Great quality trees at great value prices

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Keep up to date on what is happening around the nursery through our website and Facebook page.

Up to

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NOW $100

• St Mary • Blanchard • Little Gem • Kay Parris

All discounted by 20% or more

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OPEN TUESDAY to FRIDAY - 9.00am to 4.30pm SATURDAY & SUNDAY - 10.00am to 4.00pm


SALE UP TO 80% OFF! Deciduous trees on sale include: • Maples • Dogwoods • Oaks • Flowering Cherry Trees • Tulip Tree • Crab Apple • Beech Trees • Elms • Limes and many more Huge range. Trees up to 5m in height.

Minimum 20% discount Rhododendron Varieties

Daphne Large Grade

Pittosporum Wrinkle Blue

Griselinia Canterbury Standards

Shrubs

Hedging Plants

Great range of quality plants.

• Griselinia • Pittosporum • Photinia Red Robin • Euonymus • Mexican Orange Blossom • Bay Laurel • Portuguese Laurel • Plus many more

All with 20% discount

SOME TREES UP TO

80% OFF

for a limited time only UNTIL 22 OCTOBER 2017

Pink and white scented flowers. $59.50 grade

Large grade, great for instant hedge. Were $125.00

NOW $45

NOW $80

Photonia Red Robin Standards

Pyrus Aristocrat

Ideal for large and small gardens.

Flowering Cherry

All discounted by 20% or more Camellia

Pyrus Salicifolia Pendula

Evergreen Magnolia Tree

(Weeping Silver Pear Trees)

Big chunky plants. $49.50 grade

Were $165

Were $145

Were $295

NOW $35

NOW $100

NOW $100

NOW $150

Tough ornamental tree for exposed sites. Were $145

Many varieties available.

366 Halswell Junction Road, Halswell, Christchurch 8025 | T: 03 349 9240 | E: info@allwood.co.nz

Keep up to date on what is happening around the nursery through our website and Facebook page.

Up to

80% discount

All 20% off

NOW $100

• St Mary • Blanchard • Little Gem • Kay Parris

All discounted by 20% or more

366 Halswell Junction Road, Halswell, Christchurch 8025 | T: 03 349 9240 | E: info@allwood.co.nz

www.allwood.co.nz

OPEN TUESDAY to FRIDAY - 9.00am to 4.30pm SATURDAY & SUNDAY - 10.00am to 4.00pm


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Selwyn Times

Week commencing Tuesday, 3Rd ocToBeR 2017 www.flemin gton

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Quality Home, Private Setting, Sought After Location A large, quality home sited in a private and established 5021m2 park-like setting in the sought after Claremont Estate on the boundary of Christchurch City. The home features four bedrooms (master with en suite and walk-in robe), open-plan kitchen, dining and living along with formal dining, lounge and conservatory. Great indoor outdoor flow to a large sheltered deck set in sprawling lawns and easy care gardens with automated watering. Triple car garaging, security gates, ducted heating, solar energy and security system are just a few of the many extras on offer with this property. There is a separate standalone spacious office/studio that gives options for those who require a dedicated work from home space or alternatively, room for a dependant relative. Set amongst other quality homes on larger sections, this property maintains a semi-rural feel whilst being a short, easy commute into the city or out to Rolleston.

Auction (unless sold prior) Thursday 19 October, 2pm 411 Blenheim Road www.pggwre.co.nz/DAR26164

Karen Hennessy Contact:

Phone: 03 341 4301 Mobile: 027 967 0186

karen.hennessy@pggwrightson.co.nz

Address: 19 Devine Drive, Templeton

Open Home: Sunday 8 & 15 October, 1pm - 1.45pm

Your section hunt starts here New Falcon’s Landing sales office open, 17 Branthwaite Drive, Rolleston, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays from 1-3pm. Come, visit and share in our vision for Rolleston. Or call us anytime 03 741 1340. Email enquiries@yoursection.nz


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Building on a budget Building your own home is one of the biggest investments of a lifetime and with a few clever tips we show you how to make the most of what you can afford.

Get smart with your money to achieve aware that building a home that is bigger your dream home without compromising and better than those of your neighbours on what’s really important. will not necessarily equate to a fair price Consider buying a large plot of land with if and when it’s time to sell. instead, the friends or family which you can split into value of your build will be determined smaller lots. Many great by the lower-priced homes locations tend to cover around it. more ground, so get the The experience of a wellstunning harbour view qualified contractor is an you dream of by sharing invaluable asset in any the cost with someone you building project. Not only don’t mind having as a will you have recourse neighbour. should anything go wrong, Opting for lowbut their experience in maintenance building the industry means they materials, like vinyl siding will have established and metal roofing saves in relationships with suppliers the long run. Although and subcontractors, whom they may be more they trust to deliver the best expensive to install you workmanship possible. will save money on future Keep a close eye on repairs, replacement or construction allowances as repainting. your home is being built Deciding exactly Using salvaged and recycled to ensure you are getting what you want materials and componentry what you asked for and and then sticking with from the abundance of what you paid for. if you it will ensure you stay on budget, on time, demolition sites around the had initially agreed on and all with city not only adds valuable using a specific brand, for minimal stress. character to new builds, but example, then don’t settle can save money, too. for less, unless you discuss For the safety and security a cost adjustment with your of your home, don’t skimp on structural builder or contractor. elements, doors and windows. Buy the Many a building project has snowballed very best you can afford and, together out of control in the financial department with your architect or builder, determine due to changes being made to the design other areas you could save on to allow for and materials once building is already a few luxuries. underway. Deciding exactly what you It’s important not to waste valuable cash want and then sticking with it will ensure on overbuilding. Look carefully at the you stay on budget, within your expected existing properties in the area and be time frame, and all with minimal stress.

Escape to the Country!! Aylesbury Area Situated in the Aylesbury area, this property is within reach of many. Our Vendors have enjoyed its space and privacy since 2003 and now have new plans. A warm 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home offers a safe cosy environment situated on 7237 sqm section (1.788 acres). The property has established trees, excellent 2 bay shed plus numerous other out buildings for those toys! Great areas for kids to play and central to Kirwee, Darfield, West Melton and even Rolleston. Come and view this fantastic property before it is too late.

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Ben Ryder

P: 03 423 1908 M: 0274 357 052


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Our Recent Support of the Local Community We are proud to have supported the following events/organisations in the past two months: McDonalds Rolleston Quiz Night for Ronald McDonald House Waikirikiri Hocky Club Quiz Night Photobooth Contribution for West Melton Plunket Dinner Lincoln & Districts Community Care ‘Spring Fling’ Event Blair Ryall - Canterbury Country U16 Rugby

This is our way of thanking our community who support us Our next sponsorship draw will be held on Wednesday 29th November, so if you are fundraising, please email your request to amanda.cherry@raywhite.com no later than Tuesday 28th November 2017 to be included. You might be one of the two lucky recipients to receive a cash payment from us or we may be able to help you some other way. Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd Licensed (REAA 2008)


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TAI TAPU - 46 Leavington Close

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New stylish family home on 1980m2 section 3/4 bedrooms, master with ensuite Farm sized kitchen with large open plan living & dining Separate lounge (could be 4th bedroom/games room) Expansive deck area Detached double garage with self contained accommodation (kitchen facilities, bathroom & toilet) • Close to Halswell township & supermarket • All offers to be presented on or before 5pm Tuesday 31st October 2017 (unless sold prior)

Open Home: Sun 1pm – 1.30pm Price: Deadline Sale View: www.marealestate.co.nz/243

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Jo Barrett Mb 021 859 006 jo@marealestate.co.nz

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247m2 brick home 772m2 fully fenced north facing section 4 bedrooms, master with ensuite & WIR Underfloor heating in the bathrooms Spacious open plan kitchen, dining & living Large inviting entranceway & separate lounge Separate bathroom & toilet Pellet fire & heat pump Triple car garaging with drive through access to back yard • Located near shops, bus stops, medical centre, pre schools & Rolleston Primary School

Open Home: Sun 2.45pm – 3.15pm Price: Neg over $599,000 View: www.marealestate.co.nz/240

Jo Barrett Mb 021 859 006 jo@marealestate.co.nz

LEESTON - 21 Clausen Avenue Located on Millbridge Green Super stylish townhouse Overlooking large reserve Three bedrooms, bathroom & open plan living Outdoor dining on large covered patio Oversized attached single garage Full landscape plan, secure fencing, clothesline & letter box • True turnkey package • Beat the rent rap & get on the property ladder

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

ROLLESTON PH: 03 347 9949

LEESTON PH: 03 324 3704

Chris Flanagan 027 433 4657

Stephan Knowler 027 229 9522

Jackie Derrick 027 636 3576

Open Home: Sun 2.45pm – 3.15pm Price: Neg over $639,000 View: www.marealestate.co.nz/211

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

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• Delamain Subdivison • 202m2 brick home on 475m2 fully fenced section • 4 bedrooms, ensuite, WIR, bathroom, separate toilet & laundry • Spacious open plan kitchen, dining, living with separate lounge • Well situated on section located in zones for St Thomas College, Villa Maria College, Middleton Grange School, Riccarton, & Hornby High Schools • 550 metres from Waitaha Aquatic Centre & Edukids Preschool • Easy access to CBD, airport & major State Highways in all directions • Yes, you can have it all here in Delamain!

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Jo Barrett Mb 021 859 006 jo@marealestate.co.nz

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SOUTHBRIDGE - 7 Bridge Street AN ENVIABLE LIFESTYLE ON OFFER HERE

• Located in popular Oakbridge Country Estate • As new modern home on 2061m2 • Large kitchen with abundance of bench space & plenty of storage • Adjoining designated dining area & family room • Separate lounge with freestanding log burner • 4 good sized bedrooms with built in robes • Master with ensuite bathroom & walk in robe Open Home: Sun 1.30pm – 2pm • Beautifully landscaped half acre section (approx) Price: $549,000 2 • Fenced 2061m View: www.marealestate.co.nz/238 • Attractive sheltered outdoor living area via French doors

DARFIELD - Unit 3, 63 North Terrace

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THESE HAVE TO GO – ALL OFFERS PRESENTED!

• Stunning new 235m Brick & Cedar home • Large open plan living • Large bi-fold doors onto Kwila deck • Great outdoor entertaining • Sleek modern kitchen with quality appliances & walk in pantry • Four double bedrooms • Large master bedroom with walk in robe & tiled ensuite • LED lighting throughout & quality blinds • Separate laundry & plenty of storage • Easy care 630m2 section with internal fencing & gates with access for trailer

COSY, COOL, CONVENIENT & QUIET

Open Home: Sun 3.30pm – 4pm Price: Neg over $599,000 View: www.marealestate.co.nz/232

ROLLESTON - 50 Overbury Crescent

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• 216m2 brick home on 649m2 section – soon to be fully fenced • 4 bedrooms, ensuite, WIR, bathroom & separate toilet, attic storage • Heat pump, under floor heating in kitchen • Raised garden beds with irrigation • High spec kitchen with walk in pantry • Dining, living open plan with separate lounge • Well situated section located in the much desired Levi Park • Don’t just loop it – knot this one up hard and fast!

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EYECATCHING INSIDE & OUT!

Open Home: Sun 3.30pm – 4pm Price: Neg over $585,000 View: www.marealestate.co.nz/217

SMART AND SUNNY

NEW OPE LIST N H ING OM E

ROLLESTON - 89 Strauss Drive

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ROLLESTON - 10 Navy Loop

Licensed REAA2008

Chris Flanagan Mb 027 433 4657 Charlotte Bellew Mb 027 532 5931

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Located in the ever popular East Maddisons Road Fantastic north facing family home 2 living areas with a log burner Sleek renovated kitchen 4 generous bedrooms with the master offering walk in robe & ensuite Separate laundry Large private outdoor entertaining areas Large 1181sqm private, tranquil & established section Come & appreciate what this property has to offer

Andrew Taylor 027 435 5930

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ROLLESTON - 742 East Maddisons Road

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Open Home: Sun 2.15pm – 2.45pm Price: Neg over $1,200,000 View: www.marealestate.co.nz/225

THAT COUNTRY FEEL IN THE HEART OF ROLLESTON • • • • •

HALSWELL - 43 Candys Road

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IT DOESN’T COME MUCH BETTER THAN THIS LOCATION, EXCELLENT SOILS & HALSWELL RIVER FRONTAGE • 4ha (10 acre) quality rural farmlet • Highly desirable location Leavington Close (off Perrymans Rd) • Beautifully sheltered and planted offering privacy and security • 4 bedroom residence 230m2 (ensuite off master) • Large open plan living/kitchen area • Great indoor/outdoor flow onto decking and outdoor fire area • Well fenced and subdivided, stock water to each paddock • 4 bay implement shed (2 lockup bays) & 3 bay hayshed

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Cameron McRae 027 769 6696

OVER 60’s – YOU WON’T FIND BETTER IN CENTRAL DARFIELD • • • • • • • • •

The pick of the units 2 bedroom 90m2 townhouse Double glazing and heat pump Part of a Body Corporate Sun filled conservatory HRV system Security screens on front door Garden that gives you something or nothing to do Short walk to all the amenities - Post Office, Four Square, Doctors and Darfield Bakery

Viewing: by appointment Price: Neg over $285,000 View: www.marealestate.co.nz/206

Sue Robinson Mb 021 409 050 Paul Robinson Mb 021 277 2690

DARFIELD PH: 03 318 8204

Paul Robinson 021 277 2690

Sue Robinson 021 409 050

Charlotte Bellew 027 532 5931

www.marealestate.co.nz

Jo Barrett 021 859 006

Juliet Flanagan

Connie van der Klei


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

Stonewood wins Gold

Stonewood Homes has been celebrating their success at the 2017 House of the Year Awards, taking out four category awards, six gold medals and thirteen other awards for homes built throughout New Zealand. The House of the Year competition, which has been running for more than 25 years, sets the standard for construction in New Zealand country. Determining the country’s top building companies involves judging nominated new homes, show homes, renovations and builders’ personal homes from around the country. Over 370 new builds and renovations across New Zealand were assessed by a panel of expert judges with award-winners announced at regional events held during July and August. In total, 23 awards were won by Stonewood Homes’ branches in Whangarei, Auckland East and Hawkes Bay in the North Island, and Nelson, Christchurch, Mid and South Canterbury, Wanaka, Dunedin and Southland in the South Island. “The unparalleled success at this year’s awards is a testament to our commitment and focus on innovation and design,” says John Chow, Director of Stonewood Homes. “We strive to provide quality and comfortable living spaces for individuals and families across New Zealand so are truly rapt by this achievement.” This sentiment is shared by others in the Stonewood organisation. “To win these awards is particularly satisfying and demonstrates our brand’s dedication to quality,” adds Brent Stewart, Managing Director of Stonewood

Homes Nelson. John Chow believes the Stonewood Homes’ success at the awards, signifies the organisation’s continued focus on building innovative quality homes. Stonewood Homes have over 100 contemporary and modern designs in their line-up, characterising the New Zealand way of life where a sense space and openness along with outdoor living are important features in a home. “We offer customers a unique product that matches any lifestyle, budget or aesthetics,” adds John who says everyone in the Stonewood team, work tirelessly to deliver outstanding homes. As one of the larger group housing operations, Stonewood Homes has a network of franchisees spread across New Zealand and has built over 6,000 homes in the last 30 years.

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1 Palladio Avenue, Leeston Farmlands Real Estate

230 Dawsons Road, Templeton Harcourts Rolleston

2.30pm - 3.00pm

1.00pm - 1.30pm

42 Flint Road, Rolleston Harcourts Rolleston

121a Gilberthorpes Road, Hei Hei Harcourts Rolleston

2.30pm - 3.00pm

1.00pm - 1.30pm

83 Walkers Road, Rolleston Harcourts Rolleston

46 Shillingford Boulevard, Rolleston Mike Pero Real Estate

2.45pm - 3.15pm

1.00pm - 1.30pm

24H Jozecom Place, Rolleston Ray White Rolleston

22 Moore Street, Rolleston Ray White Rolleston

1.00pm - 1.30pm

15 Blue Jean Avenue, Rolleston Ray White Rolleston

2.45pm - 3.15pm

26 Rotherham Drive, West Melton Ray White West Melton

1.00pm - 1.30pm

105B Lowes Road, Rolleston Ray White Rolleston

2.45pm - 3.15pm

89 Strauss Drive, Rolleston Matson & Allan

1.00pm - 1.30pm

50 Burnham School Road, Rolleston Ray White West Melton

2.45pm - 3.15pm

50 Overbury Crescent, Rolleston Matson & Allan

2.45pm - 3.15pm

8 Eastfield Drive, Lincoln Ray White Lincoln

3.00pm - 3.30pm

22 Chervier Street, Leeston Matson & Allan

3.00pm - 3.30pm

3 Ruby Drive, Rolleston Ray White Rolleston

3.00pm - 3.30pm

8a Taiaroa Place, Leeston Farmlands Real Estate

3.15pm - 3.45pm

4 Boonwood Close, Westmorland Ray White Lincoln

SATURDAY 7TH OCTOBER 11.30am - 12.00pm

1 Fiona Place, Hei Hei Ray White Rolleston

11.30am - 12.15pm

49 Strauss Drive, Rolleston Harcourts Rolleston

12.00pm - 1.00pm

F1 & F1, 27 Devonport Lane, Merivale Harcourts Rolleston

12.00pm -1.00pm

24A Bayliss Close, Northwood Ray White Rolleston

12.15pm - 12.45pm

24 Scott Street, Spreydon Ray White Lincoln

12.30pm - 1.30pm

5 Tullamore Place, Casebrook Ray White West Melton

1.30pm - 2.00pm 1.45pm - 2.15pm 2.00pm - 2.45pm

25 Overbury Crescent, Rolleston Ray White Rolleston 8 Bronco Drive, Halswell Ray White Rolleston 3 Counihan Place, Kaiapoi Harcourts Rolleston

SUNDAY 8TH OCTOBER 11.00am - 11.45am

95 Ledbury Drive, Rolleston Harcourts Rolleston

1.00pm - 1.30pm

138A High Street, Leeston Matson & Allan

11.00am - 11.30am

27B Masefield Drive, Rolleston Ray White Rolleston

1.00pm - 1.30pm

43 Candys Road, Halswell Matson & Allan

11.15am - 11.45am

45A Masefield Drive, Rolleston Ray White Rolleston

1.00pm - 1.45pm

613 Pound Road, Yaldhurst Matson & Allan

11.30am - 12.00pm

5 Gilbert Close, Rolleston Ray White Rolleston

1.00pm - 1.45pm

19 Devine Drive, Templeton PGG Wrightson Real Estate Darfield

11.30am - 12.00pm

5A Sheridan Drive, Rolleston Ray White Rolleston

1.15pm - 1.45pm

6 Cameron Crescent, Rolleston Ray White Rolleston

11.30am -12.15pm

49 Strauss Drive, Rolleston Harcourts Rolleston

1.15pm - 1.45pm

16 Taumutu Road, Southbridge Ray White Rolleston

3.30pm - 4.00pm

37 McCarthy Street, Hoon Hay Ray White Rolleston

11.45am - 12.15pm

23 Dryden Avenue, Rolleston Ray White Rolleston

1.15pm - 1.45pm

10 Chanel Place, Prebbleton Ray White Lincoln

3.30pm - 4.00pm

197 Brookside Road, Rolleston Ray White Rolleston

11.45am - 12.15pm

86 Strauss Drive, Rolleston Ray White Rolleston

1.15pm - 2.00pm

81 Hungerford Drive, Rolleston Harcourts Rolleston

3.30pm - 4.00pm

9 Simms Lane, West Melton Ray White West Melton

12.00pm - 12.30pm

4 Emerson Lane, Rolleston Ray White Rolleston

1.30pm - 2.00pm

20 Lowes Road, Rolleston Mike Pero Real Estate

3.30pm - 4.30pm

12.00pm - 12.30pm

11 Eversham Drive, Rolleston Ray White Rolleston

6 Dalton Way, West Melton Ray White West Melton

1.30pm - 2.00pm

33 Riverstone Drive, Rolleston Ray White Rolleston

3.30pm - 4.00pm

12.00pm - 12.30pm

37 Rossall Crescent, Rolleston Ray White Rolleston

19 Forbes Road, Tai Tapu Ray White Rolleston

1.30pm - 2.00pm

7 Bridge Street, Southbridge Matson & Allan

3.30pm - 4.00pm

12.00pm - 12.30pm

26 Newman Road, Rolleston Ray White West Melton

1.45pm - 2.15pm

56 Lowes Road, Rolleston Ray White Rolleston

742 East Maddisons Road, Rolleston Matson & Allan

3.30pm - 4.00pm

12:00pm - 12.30pm

17 Marlowe Place, Rolleston Ray White Rolleston

2.00pm - 2.30pm

23 Jacqueline Drive, West Melton Ray White West Melton

10 Navy Loop, Rolleston Matson & Allan

3.30pm - 4.00pm

12.00pm - 12.30pm

31 Chervier Street, Leeston Matson & Allan

2.00pm - 2.30pm

1 Boulez Mews, Rolleston Ray White Rolleston

5 Chervier Street, Leeston Matson & Allan

3.45pm - 4.15pm

12.00pm - 12.30pm

21 Ocean View Pl, Nth Rakaia Settlement Matson & Allan

2.00pm - 2.30pm

9 Brook Street, Southbridge Ray White Rolleston

39F Fairfield Way, Rolleston Ray White Rolleston

4.15pm - 4.45pm

12.00pm - 12.30pm

6 Neville Street, Spreydon Ray White Lincoln

2.00pm – 2.30pm

454 Drain Road, Leeston Farmlands Real Estate

40 Michaels Road, Tai Tapu Ray White Rolleston

12.00pm - 12.30pm

66 Ti Rakau Drive, Brookhaven Ray White Lincoln

2.00pm - 2.30pm

1 Cassidy Avenue, Lincoln Ray White Lincoln

12.00pm - 12.45pm

45 Liffeyfield Drive, Lincoln Harcourts Rolleston

2.00pm - 2.30pm

14 Payne Court, Lincoln Ray White Lincoln

12.15pm - 12.45pm

24 Scott Street, Spreydon Ray White Lincoln

2.15pm - 2.45pm

3 Lawry Place, Prebbleton Ray White Lincoln

For full details of all Open Homes, please contact the Real Estate companies

RAY WHITE

ROLLESTON 03 347 9988, www.rwrolleston.co.nz WEST MELTON 03 347 9933, www.rwwestmelton.co.nz LINCOLN 03 325 7299, www.rwlincoln.co.nz

FARMLANDS 03 325 2889, www.farmlands.co.nz

CHECK OUT THE SELWYN TIMES PROPERTY DIRECTORY EVERY TUESDAY FOR THE BEST OF PROPERTY IN THE SELWYN DISTRICT

HARCOURTS ROLLESTON

03 347 4711, www.harcourts.co.nz

MATSON & ALLAN ROLLESTON

03 347 9949, www.marealestate.co.nz

MIKE PERO ROLLESTON

03 347 1111, www.mikepero.com

PGG WRIGHTSON DARFIELD

03 318 7850, www.pggwre.co.nz


16

Four Seasons Realty Deadline Sale

For Sale $685,000

230 Dawsons Road

81 Hungerford Drive

All offers presented 18th October 2017 Unless sold prior

Rolleston

Templeton

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Located just on the city boundary on 4 hectares (approx) of Templeton Loam soil, this lifestyle block offers a modern 4 bedroom brick home (master with ensuite and WIR) with sun-drenched living areas, great indoor/outdoor flow and double glazing. Separate shedding, cattle yards and town supply water are some of the additional features. Call now to view! View at: fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1765 Kaye Isaacs 027 686 6941 | Fergus Spain 027 608 4768

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With expansive indoor outdoor flow, two living areas, two ensuites, chef kitchen with walk in scullery, solar power this home is crying out for a family or extended family to enjoy all it has to offer. One thing is certain ,this home needs to be explored to be fully appreciated! View at: fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1736 Richard Tait (Taitie) 021 557 731 | Nyressa 027 5157045

For Sale $599,000

For Sale $519,000

31 Rochester Crescent

42 Flint Road

Rolleston

Rolleston

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A delightful 169m2 one year old property on a fully fenced 628m2 section with two separate sun-drenched living areas and 4 bedrooms, making it an ideal home for retirees wanting to downsize or younger families needing space to run around. Well worth viewing as it is in the highly sought after Rolleston West school zone, Blossoms Educare, and close to children’s’ play grounds. Must sell! View at: fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1742 | Mary Westwood 021 557 731

Families your search stops here! From the moment you walk through the front door you will notice the space of this 261m2 home which has been designed with family in mind. Featuring 3 car garaging, 4 double bedrooms including master with ensuite and walk-in wardrobe, open plan kitchen & dining, separate lounge, all set out on 801m2 section. Don’t delay call today! View at: fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1764 Nyressa Vincent 027 5157045 | Richard Tait (Taitie) 027 777 8080

For Sale $399,000

Price by Negotiaition

18 Montague Street

21 Clausen Avenue

For Sale

Leeston

Hornby

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Great opportunity for either first home buyers or investors to secure a double glazed, permanent material home on a quiet corner section. North facing, the living area and bedrooms are bathed in sun, and others extras such as the internal laundry, separate double garage, and a good size yard. View at: fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1746 | Katie Harrison 021 135 0887

When you need the best team...

Caine Hopcroft Natalie McLean 027 330 1002 027 943 6413

Katie Harrison 021 135 0887

Fergus Spain 027 608 4768

Kaye Isaacs 027 686 6941

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This completed new 3 bedroom unit with a wonderful reserve outlook, located in the ever popular and growing Millbridge is definitely unbelievable buying. Leeston is a lovely community, just a 15 minute commute to either Rolleston or Lincoln. View at: fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1726 | Natalie McLean 027 943 6413

Nyressa Vincent 027 515 7045

Rolleston Office Shop 13, Rolleston Square . 03 347 4711

Richard Tait 027 777 8080

Ross Mitchell 027 222 9495

Mary Westwood 021 557 731

Shona Robb 027 229 3657

fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz

Licensed Agent REAA 2008

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