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‘Grimmy’ wins volunteer award „„ By Andrew King A DEBILITATING syndrome and shattered ribs could not keep the man known as ‘Grimmy’ away from the Prebbleton Rugby Club. Tony Grimwood, 61, was re-

cently awarded volunteer of the year at the Canterbury rugby awards evening for his tireless efforts over the 38 years he has been involved in the club. He started off playing first five-eighths in 1979 in the division one side, until he was



stretched off in 1986, never to return in a playing capacity. He copped a brutal shot from a Kirwee flanker, who smashed a number of his ribs in the final minute of the final game of the season. “I can’t remember his name,

but I know it was not Don Hayes. But he [Hayes] liked to let us first-fives know he was there whether it was the first minute of the game or last,” he said. Hayes played for Canterbury between 1977-86. •Turn to page 18

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„„ By Georgia O’Connor-Harding CONSTRUCTION activity easing off from peak rebuild levels has led to Selwyn’s economy slowing during the first half of the year, a new report shows. Economic consultancy group Infometrics says the district’s growth domestic product had increased 1.1 per cent in the year to June, compared to a 4.7 per cent growth the previous year. Selwyn’s real estate market faced a challenging autumn and first half of the winter with house sales falling 4.8 per cent. The report said this pattern trends with Christchurch where post-earthquake building has rapidly pushed up supply against demand. House sales in the Canterbury region have fallen 8.6 per cent. Deputy Mayor Malcolm Lyall said the decrease is most likely reflected on the fact the building boom in Christchurch has tailed off. House prices had increased by 2.4 per cent. •Turn to page 7


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COMMONSENSE looks like prevailing over the future of the Sheffield Community Hall (see page 3). The district council says it will step in and pay for quake repairs. But the flip side is that if the council does it, the hall comes under its control. There’s good logic to that. As in any small community, there is often differences of opinion over the use/ownership of public facilities, and it would be fair to say the Sheffield hall is no different. There’s history, tradition and a way of doing things that has lasted a long time. There is a concern that if the hall goes out of local hands, the district council could do anything with it; possibly even knock it down. But that won’t happen if it is going to spend 300k on repairs. - Barry Clarke


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„„ By Georgia O’Connor-Harding THE SHEFFIELD Community Hall may finally get its muchneeded earthquake repairs. But it is likely to come at the cost of the community losing its ownership of the hall to the district council. Nearly $300,000 was approved by the district council in March to go towards seismic strengthening of the Douglas hall. Marshall But the Sheffield-Waddington Community Committee has been told by the district council if it does not sign over full ownership of the hall, the funding will be cut. The issue has arisen due to the ownership of the hall being under the name of the Sheffield Community Hall Incorporated Society which legally no longer exists due to it being removed from the Register of Societies in 2000 because of inactivity. The hall has been financially resourced and managed by the



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UNCERTAIN: The Sheffield Community Hall is set to undergo earthquake repairs, but at the cost of full ownership potentially being signed over to the district council. ​ consent does. district council in partnership Concerns were raised by with the Sheffield-Waddington committee members the public Community Committee since needed to have a say on the matthe 1990s. ter as it was a community hall A special non-notified meetand the sense of “community” ing to the public was held by the surrounding the hall would be committee in September over lost. the ownership of the hall. But member Kerry Pauling In order for the repairs includsaid while the concerns were ing new bracing and structural valid, signing over the ownerconnections to go ahead, the ship was the only choice the district council needs building committee had. consent. It was resolved the Sheffield At the meeting, the district Community Hall Incorporated council’s property services Society was reinstated and the co-ordinator Rob Allen told the hall is transferred to the district committee a resource consent council for nil consideration. does not need to be in the propSix members voted for, one erty owner’s name but a building

voted against and two abstained. A letter from the district council’s property and commercial manager Douglas Marshall to the committee’s chairwoman Val McKenzie on October 5 said the resistance to the change of ownership is understandable. But he said: “If the community do not want to undertake this change of ownership then the council is in a difficult position where it will not be able to provide funding,” he said. Former mayor Bill Woods who is involved in the issue said the community needed to hear all alternatives to resolving the issue as it is the community’s hall that will be handed over. Instead of reforming the trust, one of the alternative was the hall could be vested in the council and vested back to the people if they wanted it, he said. Mr Marshall told Selwyn Times consultation on changing the ownership is not required as the building will remain a community facility. •HAVE YOUR SAY: What should happen to the Sheffield Community Hall? Email your views to georgia. oconnor@starmedia.kiwi


In Brief MT HUTT WINS BEST LOO Keep New Zealand Beautiful has named Mt Hutt Ski Area as having the best loos in its annual Beautiful Awards. The announcement was made at a gala dinner at Craggy Range Winery, Hastings, on Friday. Akaroa was also named as the Kiwi’s Choice. SCHOOL BUS CAMPAIGN As schools return for term four, the 20K Either Way school bus campaign is under way to raise awareness of safe driving around school buses collecting or dropping off children. Many Selwyn children in rural areas and townships throughout the district take the bus to school. The district council is asking residents to remember next time they approach the bus, take time to slow down to 20km when passing it. BOBCAT GONE IN FIRE A bobcat digger was destroyed after it caught fire on a driveway in Rolleston last Tuesday. Rolleston firefighters arrived on Wild Rd to find the digger “completely involved” in fire at about 4.49pm. No-one was injured in the blaze and it’s not suspicious, said a fire and emergency communications spokesman.


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•From page 1 Ray White town and life principal Brendan Shefford said the sales could be a whole lot worse if it hadn’t been a naturally growing area and the magnitude of sales were always going to slow down. He said it was great news house prices had increased. Matson and Allan Real Estate Ltd agent Jackie Derrick, who mainly covers Rolleston, said once people come to the township they generally don’t leave. She said this could be one of the reasons Malcolm Lyall contributing to the decline in house sales. In other sectors, the report showed Selwyn’s total dairy payout in the 2016/17 season was $420 million, up more than $150 million from the previous year but down from the $533 million payout in the 2013/14 season. While accommodation guest nights had decreased by 12 per cent, tourism expenditure had increased by 7.9 per cent. The district council’s community relations manager Denise

IMPROVING: Selwyn’s total dairy payout in the 2016/17 season was $420 million, up more than $150 million from the previous year but down from the $533 million pay out in the 2013/14 season.

Kidd said there is a number of reasons for the decrease in the guest nights. Ms Kidd said it could be due to accommodation establishments being closed for renovations or

owners taking a holiday. Other reasons could be related to significant changes to travel patterns as a result of the Kaikoura earthquake and Christchurch opening new accommoda-

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The report said the unemployment rate was lower in Selwyn than in New Zealand, where the unemployment rate had averaged 5 per cent over the year to June. Annual average percentage change for Selwyn over the year to June 2017 Unemployment rate – Increased by 2.3 per cent Traffic flow – Increased by 2.5 per cent Non-residential consents – Increased by 1.6 per cent House value – Increased by 2.4 per cent House sales – Decreased

•HAVE YOUR SAY: How did you feel the Selwyn economy fared in the latest Infometrics report? Email your views to georgia. oconnor@starmedia.kiwi by 4.8 per cent Car registrations – Decreased by 2 per cent Commercial vehicle registrations – Increased by 2.5 per cent Accommodation – Decreased by 12 per cent Jobseekers – Increased by 14 per cent Retail trade – Increased by 7 per cent Tourism spending – Increased by 7 per cent

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OBJECTIONS TO a new offlicence bottle store in Lincoln have prompted the owner to pull out. Dipin Kalra has withdrawn an application to operate the Lincoln Bottle Store he wanted to open Gerald St, less than 100m from Super Liquor. There were 100 objections to the application, including Lincoln High School and Lincoln Primary School. Lincoln High principal Kathy Paterson said it was good news. “We didn’t feel there needed to be anymore so it is really encouraging. They have obviously listened to feedback and done the right thing,” she said. Lincoln Primary principal Vivienne Butcher said it is good outcome as there were already enough alcohol outlets in the area. “It is reflective of what the needs are and reflective of the community saying we don’t need another liquor outlet which is great,” she said. Said Mr Kalra: “Most of the

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community is unhappy with the fact of another liquor store in town, so I would like to go with them. Because (at the) end of the day, it’s all for the community and people.” Mr Kalra told Selwyn Times the reason he initially applied in Lincoln was because he saw the area as a growing town.

Meanwhile, 161 objections have been lodged against another bottle store wanting to set up in Lincoln. SJTP Ltd has applied for an off-licence bottle for a Liquorland outlet on Vernon Drive, opposite New World. •HAVE YOUR SAY: Are there too many alcohol outlets trying to set up in Lincoln? Email your views to georgia. oconnor@starmedia.kiwi

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Maddie goes from her hospital bed to a saddle „„ By Gabrielle Stuart and Georgia O’ConnorHarding ONLY LAST week Maddie Collins was back in hospital fighting a potentially lifethreatening infection. But within three days she was back out horse-riding at her competitive best. The West Melton teenager, who needs a potentially lifesaving kidney transplant in the United States, was taken to hospital with peritonitis – an infection of the lining around her abdomen. But shortly after being discharged from Christchurch Hospital, Maddie, 13, was back out riding her way to victory in the North Loburn Equestrian Spring Dressage tournament. Maddie was discharged on Wednesday night and had only been out of hospital for three days when she went on to win all of her four dressage events for her level, making her the champion of the competition. “I don’t know how she does it. How she can go from a high-dependency unit to winning a horse show. Her stamina is just incredible,” her mother Sarah Manson Collins said. “It has absolutely shattered her but it’s what she wants to be doing. It’s what keeps her well.” Maddie’s instructor Cheryl French, of Carnmore Equestrian, said Maddie has got huge riding talent. “She did very well to last two days competing and still stayed bright and cheery and gets on so well with the other kids that come to us. She is a real inspiration to all of us,” she said. Mrs Manson Collins said Maddie will continue with heavy treatment for the next two weeks and has had to go back into hospital most days for blood tests since she was discharged. Maddie has had the condition before, when she was five-years-old, and ended up on life support because of it. Treatment for the infection was complicated by the medication and dialysis treatment Maddie needs for kidney failure. Mrs Manson Collins said Maddie had been in a lot of pain, but was staying positive. She said on the way home from hospital Maddie told her “thank you for looking after me so well”. “As she is getting older, she is more

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BRIGHT: Lincoln University students dressed up for the wildest day of the year. LINCOLN University’s wildest were drawn to its annual Garden Party on Friday. Organised by the university’s student association, the day

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„„ By Andrew King FOR THREE West Melton residents, a smoke alarms were the difference between life and death after a fire ripped through their home last week. Five fire crews battled for about three-and-a-half hours to get the blaze on Calders Rd under control which started at 3.10am on Tuesday. Two men and a woman escaped the flames after a smoke alarm woke one of the trio up, who then alerted the others, specialist fire investigator Kerri Pring said. One of the occupants was the son of the landowner, she said. Once they were outside they phoned 111. Kirwee chief fire officer Hamish Jones was one of the first on the scene and said without the smoke alarms, they would have been looking at fatalities. “They saved their lives, and it a reason why we keep saying check your smoke alarms are working,” he said. He said the house was “well involved” when they arrived. The house was completely destroyed. The fire has been ruled as accidental, most likely electrical, Ms Pring said.


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Your Local Views Readers respond to Selwyn Times’ article on reserved car parking signage which will be removed from a line of shops in Lincoln Hamish Middleton – Nice to hear councillors from another district are also hell bent on destroying roads and businesses with cycleways. Rohanne Compton – Novel idea but why don’t they provide their own parking instead of laying claim to public parking. Elsie Panagan Kachfi – This is not good for business guys. Tony Howell – Just park there. They can’t enforce an illegal parking restriction and I’m sure the district council will charge a stupid amount of money to clean up the defacement of public property.

is setting students up for a whole new form of bullying? Not being man enough to grow facial hair will be a form of judging boys in school. Uniforms are there to stop competition and stop class bullying such as an inability to afford latest clothes. There is already bullying over size, hair colour, hygiene, and make-up. If facial hair becomes allowed, multiple piercing or tattoos there will be peer pressure to conform and it could lead to bullying or negative peer pressure. Sometimes personal freedom and creative expression is not all that positive in a highpressure high school environment. Readers respond to Selwyn Times’ article on the negative impacts freedom camping is having on the district’s environment

Pat Dooley – If you don’t own it (the parking spaces) what makes you think you can make the rules about who uses it. The district council should send a guy in an orange jacket, safety boots and a hard hat out there to pull the signs down and paint out the markings on the road.

mare at the best of times, not to mention the pot holes down the main street.

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Joe Adams – The problem of freedom camping is a common throughout the country. This stems from the efforts of visitors to experience New Zealand “on the cheap” but unfortunately that is all they, or most of them, consider. My wife and I, along with another 60,000-odd people, are members of the NZ Mobile Caravan Association. We often get confused with freedom campers for, in fact, that is what we are as

we park anywhere in designated spots throughout the nation. However, our difference is that we operate in CRC vans and caravans (certified self contained) and in order to park in these places, also our many privately leased and owned grounds as well as Department of Conservation parks and national park areas, we must not only keep these vans up-to-date but also to display evidence of such. Our rules are stringent — no disposal of trash, grey water or sewage anywhere other than in dump stations provided in various locations. Although most local bodies have now become aware of who we are this is not always the case with private citizens who often mistake us for overseas tourists or at least among the people who spread the mess. In order to attempt to gain a higher profile we as an organisation conduct a national clean-up day over the entire country from Northland to Southland where at least some of this litter is collected and dumped correctly. Although it would be great to be able to clean up entire areas we at least do think it is important to be seen doing the correct thing and maybe as membership grows in strength it will be possible to get closer to this goal.

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Sue Pugh – Welcome to what we live in on the West Coast from now until about May. Vivien Ogden – Let’s get this into perspective, in every public space/toilet/park there are the few who spoil things for everyone else. Remember we are all responsible for challenging anti-social behaviour and tidying the environment. A reader responds to Selwyn Times’ article on having the second most dangerous rural intersections in the country. Readers were asked if they thought the intersections in the district were dangerous Heather Cooper – Yes, I find the intersections in Selwyn dangerous. I drive most days from Halswell to Prebbleton. It would be so good to have the speed limit lowered or street lights be put in. The intersection at Springs Rd and Marshs Rd is particularly dangerous. For turning traffic from any direction, or to go across the Springs Rd/Marshs Rd from one side of Marshs to the other. No matter which road you are on and turning onto the other is scary. If turning from either section of Marshs onto Springs Rd towards Prebbleton the traffic is going so

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Achieving goals fast. I would never try to turn right there from either section of Marshs Rd. Turning left can also be difficult with the speed of traffic when turning from Springs Rd into either section of Marshs Rd. You pull into the turning section, however, if a car/ute/truck is in the other turning section, it means you can’t see around those vehicles to see if there is traffic going straight through. If the traffic flow is very low this intersection is safe. But this is not often. Even with the new motorway in place I still believe there is still going to be significant traffic to warrant some changes to be made there.  I have seen some very near misses and pray it doesn’t take a death or very serious injury before something changes. A lower speed limit would be a great start. Other intersections off Springs and Shands Rd are also a worry.

IT’S NOW just over a year since our local elections and I really want to say thanks for all the encouragement and support I have received since becoming mayor. It’s such a privilege to be the mayor of Selwyn and I am loving it. Every day is different but the one things that remains is knowing that I work for and alongside great people who are progressing things for our community. THere have obviously been some very large sudden events this year that have taken a lot of my time, particularly the Port Hills fire and the winter floods but I would like to share with you the thing that I know will bare fruit for Selwyn’s future – good people trusting and empowering each other to get the job done. I believe that part of leadership is about using

your influence to help others achieve their goals. Our council includes 11 awesome councillors from across Selwyn and at the beginning of our term together we agreed on some strategic outcomes. Since then we have appointed councillors to particular projects to champion project development and delivery and to provide governance input to the process. Each of the councillors is doing a marvellous job at connecting community expectation with council delivery and while every project can’t be delivered concurrently we are all walking towards that delivery. Councillors work long hours while also juggling many responsibilities at home and in other jobs. So this is a shout out to you councillors, thank you for all you do for Selwyn.

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SPEED: Since the speed change from 60km/h to 50km/h, residents have noticed a difference on roads like Haslwell Junction Rd. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

Lower speed limits working but more needs to be done „„ By Emily O’Connell A HALSWELL resident says reduced speed limits in the area are a lot better but more could still be done. Speed limits on multiple roads in Halswell were reduced earlier this year. Halswell Junction Rd was reduced from 60km/h to 50km/h, Quaifes Rd from 80km/h to 50km/h and 100m of Quaifes Rd south-east of Whincops Rd from 80km/h to 70km/h. Marshs Rd was reduced from 80km/h to 70km/h, Sparks Rd from 80km/h to 60km/h and Sutherlands Rd from 80km/h to 60km/h. Jenny Hawke said she likes the lower speeds but on some roads Chief fire officer Donald McMillan’s 50-years service to the Southbridge Volunteer Fire people just ignore them. Brigade was celebrated on Friday. Mr McMillan said it was a good night spent mainly with “Definitely getting the speed the fire service, friends and family. “I just love the job and love being able to help people. It is very, very rewarding,” he said. Mr McMillan said he is not planning to retire any time soon. limits lowered is the first step but, “I am still fit enough and still capable. It is nice to be able to help the community,” he said. because I do a lot of driving, I drive from Halswell to Rangiora every PHOTO: SOUTHBRIDGE VOLUNTEER FIRE BRIGADE day for work, I just find that people

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Time for a spring clean? A Garden Waste and Scrap Metal Drop-Off Day will take place in Malvern on Saturday 28 October, 10am–4pm at Hawkins Pit, Darfield. The entry is off Cullens Road, east of Bangor Road. This is a good chance to clean up your backyard and garden and drop off garden waste and scrap metal to a local collection point. Garden prunings, tree trimmings and weeds will be accepted, as well as metals, bicycles, BBQs, small appliances, whiteware, tins, pots and pans. We don’t accept general rubbish, flax, cabbage tree leaves, trees/branches over 10cm thick, gas bottles, items containing oil/fuel, TVs, or tyres. Please separate metal and garden waste. Only household amounts of waste will be accepted (not commercial volumes). Scrap metal drop off is free. Garden waste costs $5 per car, $10 per ute or single axle trailer or $15 per twin axle trailer. Cash only (no EFTPOS). Proceeds will be donated to the Malvern Lions Club. A Drop-Off Day will be held in Ellesmere on 25 November – keep an eye out for details. For more information phone 347 2800 or email admin@selwyn.govt.nz.

I drive a bus every day myself and have felt frustrated with speeding vehicles passing us

With school returning for term four this week, the 20K Either Way school bus campaign is under way to raise awareness of safe driving around school buses collecting or dropping off children. Many Selwyn children in both rural areas and townships throughout the district take the bus to school. Tony Rabbidge, Managing Director of Torlesse Travel Ltd which operates school buses in Selwyn, says bus companies are always aware of safety when buses are stopped, but it’s up to everyone driving on the road to ensure our children are safe.

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“Our drivers do not open the door until they can see the road is clear on country roads. However, this does not work so well on the busy highways. I drive a bus every day myself and have felt frustrated with speeding vehicles passing us,” he says. Recent reports suggest that many drivers are ignoring the 20km/h speed limit, with some not making any attempt to slow down at all. Drivers in a hurry who speed around a stationary school bus are a serious danger to school children getting off and on. The law in New Zealand is for drivers to drive at 20km/h per hour in either direction when passing a stationary school bus. This is the same rule on the open road or in town. Selwyn District Council School Road Safety Coordinator Stephanie Hautler says it’s important for everyone to just slow down. “I don’t know if drivers are not aware of the law or if it’s because we’re all in a hurry, but these are potentially your children, nieces and nephews, or grandchildren,” she says. Next time you approach a school bus, take time to slow down, and remember it’s 20K Either Way.

Trimming of high shoulders will be occurring at West Street, Shands Road and Goulds Road. Drainage works will be carried out on Gerkins Road. Reseals will be carried out on Volckman Road and Days Road. Traffic controls will be operating at all sites.

A culvert replacement will occur on The Lake Road between Tramway Reserve Road and Harts Road with the road closed during the replacement. Stabilised seal repairs are occurring on Lincoln Tai Tapu Road and Springston Rolleston Road. Digout repairs will be carried out on Newtons Road, Curve Road and Ellesmere Junction Road. Please stop on request at these sites. Footpath repairs will be occurring on Heathridge Place in Lincoln, the footpath will be closed during these works.

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The Great DDT Muster agricultural chemical collection Farmers have until Tuesday 31 October to book their free agricultural chemical collection with The Great DDT Muster. The programme aims to clear New Zealand of DDT and other obsolete persistent organic pesticides (POPs). Keeping old or unwanted agrichemicals presents an unnecessary risk to staff and family, livestock, pets and the environment. Farmers are being urged to check for DDT or other banned pesticides as The Great DDT Muster does a final sweep of the country. More information on POPs and how to register for free collection can be found at www.thegreatDDTmuster.co.nz or by calling 0508 CHEMICAL (0508 243 642).

Weedons Road is currently a one-way system for the next few weeks. The following traffic changes are in place: · There is no right turn into Weedons Road from Main South Road. · There is no entry to Main South Road from Weedons Road. Detours are in place. The following traffic changes can be expected around Weedons Ross Road and the intersection with Main South Road. Stage 1 effective from Friday 13 October for an estimated two to three weeks. · No right turn from Main South Road to Weedons Ross Road · Left turn only from Weedons Ross Road to Main South Road

Council services on Labour Day

Stage 2 start date Tuesday 24 October at the earliest after Stage 1 is complete.

Council offices, Libraries and Service Centres, Rolleston Community Centre and Lincoln Event Centre will be closed on Labour Day, Monday 23 October. Rubbish and recycling collection will occur as normal. The Selwyn Aquatic Centre is open from 8am–8pm. Pines Resource Recovery Park is open from 10am–4pm.

· Weedons Ross Road at the intersection with Main South Road will be closed permanently. This hard closure is to allow the construction of the roundabout and interchange. Detours will be in place and the new local road Manion Road remains open in both directions.

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

Rolleston Library Rolleston Drive, Rolleston Ph 347 2880

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

SELWYN TIMES Notices RESOURCE MANAGEMENT ACT 1991 Because of their possible environmental effects, many activities need a resource consent from the Council. You have the right to inspect the full consent application received by council at any Council Service Centre during normal office hours or view on the council website www.selwyn.govt.nz and make a submission supporting or opposing the proposal. Any person may make a submission but a person, who is a trade competitor of the applicant, may do so only if that person is directly affected by an effect of the activity to which the application relates that (a) adversely affects the environment and (b) does not relate to trade competition or the effects of trade competition.

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address. Your submission should be addressed to Planning Department SDC PO Box 90 Rolleston 7643 or submissions@selwyn.govt.nz. (This notice is issued under Section 95A of the Resource Management Act 1991)

· Ellesmere Ward Applicant: H Madden C/Graham Fowler Consulting, PO Box 13 0053, Christchurch 8141. Site of Application: 409 Drain Road, Doyleston on Pt RS 8872 being 2.0234ha more or less, as contained in Computer Freehold Register CB 9B/1383. Application: 175502 – To erect a dwelling on an undersized allotment in the Rural Outer Plains zone. How to make a submission If you wish to support or oppose a consent application you must get a written or electronic submission on Form 13 or to the like effect into any Council Service Centre by the closing date 5pm Wednesday 15 November, and promptly send a copy to the applicant’s service



MOBILE LIBRARY TIMETABLE Wednesday 18 October Rakaia Huts 9.30–10am Southbridge School 10.45am–12pm Thursday 19 October Lincoln Uni Early Childhood Centre 2–2.30pm Prebbleton Tavern 3.30–5.30pm Monday 23 October No visits: PUBLIC HOLIDAY Tuesday 24 October Glenroy Hall 11.40am–12.10pm Windwhistle School 1–1.30pm Glentunnel School 1.55–2.55pm Glentunnel Hall 3–3.30 pm





MISCELLANEOUS Coalgate Township Committee vacancy A casual vacancy has arisen in the Coalgate Township Committee. If interested please contact Chairperson Jane Huggins on 318 2676. COUNCIL & COMMUNITY BOARD Unless otherwise stated all of these meetings will be held at the Rolleston Council Building. Malvern Community Board Tue 24 Oct 5pm Darfield Library/Service Centre

Extraordinary Council Meeting Wed 25 Oct 1pm Audit & Risk Subcommittee Wed 1 Nov 3pm LOCAL COMMITTEES & ASSOCIATIONS Castle Hill Community Association Thurs 19 Oct 5.30pm via Skype Coalgate Township Committee Tue 24 Oct 7.30pm Coalgate Fire Station Darfield Township Committee Thurs 19 Oct 7.30pm Darfield Library Doyleston Community Committee Wed 1 Nov 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 Note week later Leeston Park Committee Mon 30 Oct 8pm Leeston Park Pavilion

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The road will be closed from Hoskyns Road to the recently-completed roundabout. There will be no access to Jones Road from Hoskyns Road. A detour will be available via Hoskyns Road and the new (unnamed) roads in the IPort subdivision (see map for details). The closure is required for the construction of a second roundabout servicing the IPort subdivision. The work is scheduled to be completed no later than 21 December.

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Each of the four libraries have unique hours to enable greater access to library services at times convenient to residents. These can be found on the Selwyn District Libraries website.

A group meeting fortnightly for beginner through to experienced quilters and patchworkers. Contact Janet on 348 6098 for information.

Lincoln Event Centre, 7–9pm Are you a member of a community group, club or organisation in Selwyn and looking for some funding? Come to this information session to hear about funding opportunities which may be suitable for your group. Please RSVP by Friday 20 October to cdworkshops.rsvp@selwyn.govt.nz or phone Lisa Larkin on 347 2755 for more information.

Lincoln Parish Church Grounds opposite Fire Station, 9.30am–2.30pm Quality plants, white elephant, home baking, books, preloved clothing, crafts and gifts, jams and preserves. Morning teas and children’s activities. This event will be on wet or fine.

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Following Labour Day next week Selwyn District Libraries will begin a six-month trial of new opening hours based on consultation carried out in the draft Annual Plan.

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Part of Jones Road, between Hoskyns Road and Weedons Ross Road, will be closed to traffic from 19 October for up to two months while major construction work is carried out.

Lincoln Community Trust AGM Wed 1 Nov 7.30pm Lincoln Event Centre Lincoln Event Centre Governance Committee Wed 25 Oct 7pm Lincoln Event Centre Prebbleton Community Association Tue 17 Oct 7.30pm Prebbleton Community Cottage Rolleston Community Centre Management Committee Thurs 26 Oct 7pm Rolleston Community Centre Rolleston Residents Association Mon 30 Oct 7.30pm Rolleston Community Centre Southbridge Advisory Committee Mon 30 Oct 7.30pm Southbridge Hall Springston Reserve Committee Wed 18 Oct 7.30pm Errol Tweedy Pavilion Springston South Soldiers Memorial Hall AGM Sun 29 Oct 1.30pm, 433 Days Road, Springston South Tawera Memorial Hall Committee Wed 1 Nov 7.30pm, Tawera Hall

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Meetings Public Forums: Council, Community Board and local committee meetings are open to the public. Time is available at the start of meetings for people to speak on matters of concern. Please notify Bernadette Ryan or your local committee at least three days before the meeting. Township, Hall and Reserve Committees: To list or make changes to meeting details, email meeting.changes@selwyn.govt. nz or phone 347 2800 or 318 8338 by 9am Wednesday the week before publication.

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Rolleston Community Centre, 6.30pm Run by Lincoln Envirotown Trust, an awards presentation with guest speakers from local successful, sustainable businesses. Drinks and nibbles will be served. Anyone who has not replied to the EventBrite invitation should please RSVP to Dave at projectmanagerlet@gmail.com or phone 423 0445.

Composting Workshop Lincoln Envirotown Community Gardens, 10–11.15am A workshop conducted by Terry Windle focusing on composting, weeds, fertilisers and moisture requirements. For information contact Lois Thomas on 325 2007 or Ruth Wood on 325 2193.

Love, Loss, and Café Operana Trinity Church, Darfield, 2.30pm A pair of New Zealand sopranos bring the salon music of Europe’s inter-war period to life. Tickets for this entertaining and eclectic performance can be purchased at the Selwyn Gallery, Darfield or at the door on the day. For information contact Rose Gerard on 021 235 0954.

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STAND OUT: Second-five Tim Murgatroyd was named Ellesmere senior player of the year after a standout debut season for Prebbleton.

Murgatroyd takes top „„ By Gordon Findlater

REP: Waihora fullback Mark Maitland won the personality of the year award. PHOTOS: KAREN CASEY

TIM MURGATROYD was the man of the moment at the Ellesmere rugby awards on Friday night, where he was named senior player of the year. Murgatroyd, 25, was a stand out for Prebbleton in his first season with the club, helping them to a top four finish in the Ellesmere competition. He was also named MVP for Ellesmere in their 35-20 win

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over North Canterbury in the Southbridge Shield match in July. The second-five then went on to become the vice-captain of this year’s Canterbury Country team and was selected for the Canterbury development team. Prebbleton coach Derek Todd said Murgatroyd’s organisational skills, game management and ability to produce the goods when it mattered made him

stand out this year. “To me, the thing that stands out about him is his ability to really step up in the big games. He’s a big game player,” said Todd. Murgatroyd helped Prebbleton to one of their best seasons in recent times, which included their first win over rivals Lincoln in more than a decade. “Prebbleton’s building really nicely for the next couple of years,” said Murgatroyd.


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STRENGTH: Lincoln’s Sam Cottam fended off the competition to win the colts player of the year award. Corey McKay (above right) won the under-18 player of the year award.

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VOLUNTEER: Phil Thomas has been Ellemere’s Junior Advisory Board president for the past four years and will step down after this season.


Award winners: •McLelland Memorial Cup – for good conduct: LincolnSpringston under-13 •M K Rathgen Trophy – under-18 player of the year: Corey McKay (Prebbleton) •Gavin Eastwick Trophy under-19 player of the year: Joe Robbins (Waihora) •D & A Harkess Trophy – colts player of the year: Sam Cottam (Lincoln) •Westpac Cup – senior player of the year: Tim Murgatroyd (Prebbleton) •Earl Browning Memorial Trophy – volunteer of the year: Phil Thomas •BNZ Trophy – personality of the year: Mark Maitland (Waihora)

Ellesmere rugby award A staple of Murgatroyd’s rugby since his junior rugby days in North Canterbury has been playing alongside his twin brother Guy, who plays half-back for Prebbleton. The pair also previously played together for Otago University in the Otago metro competition and in the Christ’s College first XV before moving south for university. “(Guy) finished university the year before me and came back


to Christchurch and ended up playing at Prebbleton so I kind of just followed him really,” said Murgatroyd. The second-five didn’t expect to continue representative rugby so deep into the season. But after a string of outings for the Canterbury development team – which works as a feeder to the Canterbury Mitre 10 Cup team – he is keen to push onto even higher honours in the future. “It’s definitely on the radar


but I’ll just take it as it comes. I started this season with no intention of playing rep rugby. I just wanted to enjoy it and then one thing led to another” said Murgatroyd.

DEFENCE: Waihora’s Joe Robbins (right tackler) won the under-19 player of the year award.

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Good showing by young Lincoln karter „„ By Gordon Findlater LINCOLN’S JACOB Douglas has spent the last three weeks taking on the best young kart racers from all parts of the world. Jacob, 12, finished the trip by finishing 20th in the Mini Rok Vortex Trophy at the Rok Cup International Finals at the weekend in Italy. He was effected by engine issues going into the final day. However, the opening day of the championship was a highlight for Jacob who set a blistering time of 55.015sec the eight overall quickest time from 162 drivers. Jacob finished sixth in his first heat race. In heat two Jacob was turned around early in the race, eventually recovering to finish 22nd. His strongest result came in heat three which produced a third place finish. His final heat race saw him finish 15th. Leading up to the Rok Cup Jacob competed in the United States at the Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix where he finished ninth in the final after starting from the back of the pack. He also competed at the Trofeo D’Autunno (Autumn Trophy) series in Italy.

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Rugby volunteer and players recognised •From page 1 Following his playing days, Grimwood coached a number of teams at the club including winning eight titles with the under-18 side in 14 final appearances. He also officiated for nine years. Grimwood became a committee member in 1990, vice president in 1993, and president from 1994-1996, and again from 2003-2015. But it all nearly fell over 20 years ago when he was diagnosed with a rare kidney disorder – nephrotic syndrome – which can lead to irreparable kidney damage leading to kidney failure, necessitating treatment with dialysis or, eventually, kidney transplant. Fortunately, his older sister Julie Grimwood was a living donor match and was able to give him one of hers. “It was a pretty nice thing of her to do and I am so thankful,” he said. He said it is hard to pin down a favourite moment at the club. “It’s bloody hard to single any out, they become a blur after being there that long. There have been some good years and bad years, but you just have to take it on the chin and keep going,” he said. The rivalries have been memorable for him and he can still remember a chant taught to him in the first days when he arrived at the club. “I think it went: ‘Tai Tap rats,


WINNERS: Christchurch’s Lucy Anderson (left) and Lincoln University’s Rebecca Todd were joint winners of the women’s player of the year award. PHOTO: CHARLIE ROSE CREATIVE

Lincoln stinkin’, when you come to Prebbleton you must lift your hats’,” he said. “You probably shouldn’t print that,” he followed up with a laugh. Now retired, Grimwood has a lot of time for the club, looking after the grounds and marking out the fields for all grades. “Doesn’t matter if it is a junior game or senior final, they all get marked out with the same care,” he said. Grimmy takes pride in the

Hororata Parish Spring Fair Put technology away and enjoy the day!

The Hororata Parish Spring Fair, held annually on Labour Day, is a chance to unwind and enjoy easy time with family and friends, pick yourself up a bargain and enter into a little friendly competition. “I love seeing the kids freely run around the grounds, challenging each other in the kid’s races, jumping on fair rides and working out how to make their pocket money go further” shares Evie Cookson, one of the many volunteers for the day.

stables at the Hororata Domain, the Garden Plant and Fresh Produce stall, and the local favourite ‘Country Auction’ kicks off at 11.30am. Have a family lunch by way of the Parish BBQ which offers freshly made bacon sammies and burgers, or alternatively just sit down and listen to the live music.

Each year a new theme is selected for the annual Creative Kid’s Competition, this year it’s “Water Works”, asking how and what water means to you! That could be anything from making a jelly, fish icing on a cake, or building a water race. If photography is more your children’s interest, there is a special photo competition as well.

“The Spring Fair is the biggest fundraiser for the Hororata Parish but more than that our goal is to continue the rural tradition of making everyone in our community and from further afield welcome. For sure, the fair remains a place to enjoy "food on a stick," to giggle yourself silly in the bouncy castle, and have some wholesome fun. The heart of the fair, however, is you. We'll see you there.”invites Jenni Carter, Hororata Parish Vicar.

The fair also features a large number of market stall holders who focus on offering a wide range of local foods, produce, product and crafts. Always bargains to be found in the Parish run White Elephant that fills the entire

The Hororata Parish Spring Fair will be held at the Hororata Domain, Labour Day 23rd October from 9.30am to 2.00pm. Entry and Parking are free. For more information visit www.hororataparish.co.nz

grounds and said the club day this season he received a number of compliments about the condition of the fields. Born and raised in North Canterbury, Grimwood moved to Christchurch in 1975 and played for a Suburbs and Albion for a few seasons before the call of country rugby got the better of him. “In those days Prebbleton was the closest club to town so that’s where I went. I haven’t looked back,” he said.

He married Donna in 1977 and they have three children together, Nikki, Leigh and Craig. Nikki played hockey for the Black Sticks women, Leigh played for the under-21 national hockey team and Craig played rugby, at Prebbleton, for 23 years. “We kind of fell into hockey with the girls. My son was a half back from the junior grades right up to the division one side,” he said. So what next for Grimmy? “I’ll just keep plugging away with the club. It’s a great club, with great people and facilities,” he said. Other winners at the Canterbury rugby awards evening were: Marist Albion’s Daniel Fransen, men’s seven’s player of the year; Christchurch’s William Tucker, under-19 player of the year; Christchurch’s Lucy Anderson and Lincoln University’s Rebecca Todd, women’s player of the year; Canterbury University’s Sam Godwin, Canterbury development player of the year; TeRauoriwa Gapper, women’s seven’s player of the year; Lincoln’s Nick Werahiko, Maori player of the year and Richie Mo’unga, Canterbury rugby supporters club player of the year.


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This summer Tuesdays 5.30-7pm This summer Selwyn District Council will be visiting 18 different locations around Selwyn. Meet your Street is a fun, informal event with a FREE sausage sizzle. It’s a chance to meet new people in your neighbourhood, enjoy some music and games for the kids. Check our Facebook page ‘Meet Your Street Selwyn’ for event information, photos and wet weather postponement details or visit www.selwyn.govt.nz.

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On your bike to a Heritage Week event Beca Heritage Week is under way with more than 50 events planned throughout Canterbury. Gabrielle Stuart reports CHRISTCHURCH’S history as a cycling city is set to be a feature of Heritage Week this year, celebrating 200 years since the invention of the bicycle. More than 50 community events are set to be held across Canterbury to mark Beca Heritage Week, of which Star Media is a major sponsor. It will run until October 23. Stories from Christchurch’s cycling history will be told in films and an exhibition running at the Arts Centre. Cycle events are being held across the world this year to mark the anniversary of German aristocrat Karl von Drais’ 1817 invention of the bicycle – which was originally called the ‘dandy horse’. City council heritage team leader Brendan Smyth said it would mark Christchurch’s past and the “renaissance of cycling” expected as the city council’s 13 major cycle routes are progressively opened at a cost of $156 million. The 150th anniversary of the Lyttelton Railway Tunnel opening will also be celebrated as part of Heritage Week, with an exhibition at the Lyttelton Library. Mr Smyth said he hoped the events would encourage people to get into the city. “People think heritage means looking back, but actually acknowledging our heritage is really positive and a really important part of rebuilding our city for the future,” he said.

WHEELS TURN: Christchurch’s cycling history is set to be celebrated as part of Beca Heritage Week, which lines up with the 200-year anniversary of the invention of the bicycle.

HERITAGE EVENTS: Some of the free events held across Christchurch for Heritage Week. Visit www.ccc. govt.nz/heritageweek for the full list and details.

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Lyttelton by Rail In celebration of the opening of the Lyttelton Rail Tunnel 150 years ago, people are invited to share their stories, memories and images of travelling on the Lyttelton to Christchurch passenger train. •Lyttelton Library, until October 21 during library open hours.

The Lost Cave Baches exhibition Hidden in the cliffs of the peninsula were three Edwardian Cave Mansions with chandeliers, a grand piano, a camera obscura, and the music of the times. This exhibition tells their stories. •Matuku Takotako Sumner Centre, 37 Nayland St. Until October 23, Monday to Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am1pm.

Spirited Cemetery Tours A series of tours at different city cemeteries, where local historian Richard Greenaway will tell the stories of notable local characters. •Various cemeteries until October 23, running from 2pm until 4pm or 5pm each day. A schedule can be found at www.

Addington Heritage Evening Gather to share heritage stories, information and music, with entertainment from Patrick Doyle who will perform songs by The Beatles. There will be buns for supper. •St Mary’s Anglican Church, 21 Church Square, today, 7-8.30pm

Godley for Sale? Hear how the statue of John Robert Godley is linked to a recent United Kingdom museum scandal and criminal investigation. •Christchurch Art Gallery, Montreal St, October 22, 3-3.45pm. HERITAGE TOURS Open days and guided tours are being held at a number of heritage buildings and sites. •Riccarton House – October 20, 22-23. •St Saviour’s Church at Holy Trinity, Lyttelton – October 18, 21. •Grubb Cottage, Lyttelton – October 21-22. •Akaroa Lighthouse – October 21, 22. •Christchurch Art Gallery Canterbury works – today and October 19, 21, 23.

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Perfect balance Gymnast Sienna Hooft, 10, of Rolleston, executes a backwards hand-stand on a balance beam during a holiday programme at Olympia Gymnastic Sports. Sienna was among a group of children who spent the day wearing themselves out by tumbling on the trampoline, cartwheeling on the floor and flipping between parallel bars. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER ​

Travel business recognised for excellence HELLOWORLD Rolleston celebrated success at the TAANZ National Travel Industry Awards recently. Owners, Paul and Sue Robinson accepted the award for best retail brand – multi location on behalf of their Rolleston, Blenheim and Wanganui stores. The award recognises the retail agencies operating across two or more locations, which

demonstrates best practice in agency management and service delivery. Mrs Robinson presented to a panel of three judges in August highlighting the strategic plan, the staff development and training initiatives and the future business plan for their stores. “It was a daunting process and after 45 minutes you leave simply with a thank you, no feedback;

nothing. And then wait nearly two months,” said Mrs Robinson. “I left feeling quite flat, I believed I had given it my best shot,” she said. Helloworld was up against The Mount Group You Travel Bay of Plenty and House of Travel Papamoa – both well recognised brands in their communities. “Helloworld being a combination of Harvey World Travel and


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WRAPPED UP: Busy Bumbles children based at Clearview Primary School having fun dressing up as mummies. INFLATE: Shaniah, Brooke, Asher, Oren, Logan and Lance making balloon shapes.

INSPIRING: Children from the Sport Canterbury Active Kids Lincoln Holiday Programme hanging out with Black Ferns rugby players Kendra Cocksedge, Kristina Sue and Selica Winiata.

Themed activities for kids THE FUN has continued as part of last week’s Busy Bumbles Holiday Programme. Beach-themed games, baking tasty snacks and a spooky day to celebrate Friday the 13th were all on the cards. Rolleston, Leeston, Lincoln, Templeton and Burnham pro-

grammes took part in another week of activities. Children had the chance to travel into Christchurch for its own private screening of The Emoji Movie. They also had a special visit from magician Josh Grimaldi.


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THUMBS UP: Amy Mcdermott, Josh McDermott, Vickie Bond, Bradey Morgan and Nicole Davidson with the Women’s Rugby World Cup.

CHILDREN ON a sports holiday programme have been treated to a special visit from some of the country’s top rugby players. Three players from the New Zealand women’s national

team Black Ferns visited the Sport Canterbury Active Kids Lincoln holiday programme recently. The players Kendra Cocksedge, Kristina Sue and Selica Winiata visited the

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Community News Term 3 Highlights

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Principal’s Message Welcome Welcome to our third community newsletter for 2017. The purpose of this newsletter is to share with our wider community the news and events from Darfield High School. Although we have a regular electronic newsletter that goes to our families, we want to be able to keep in touch with all of those in the area that we serve. We are proud of our school and the achievement of our students and we want to share this with you.

I hea koe i te ao o te kowhai? Celebrating 20 Years: Our Friendship With Akitakata On Friday 18 August, Mayor Hamada of Akitakata City, accompanied by other adults and 20 students, visited to celebrate 20 years of friendship. Akitakata School and Darfield High School formed a sister school relationship and this was celebrated with junior school students at Darfield High School. A cherry blossom tree was planted as a symbol of peace and friendship. The Chair of the Sister City Committee in Selwyn, Mrs Allison Rosanowski (former Darfield High School Principal), who signed the sister school agreement with Takamiya Junior High School in 1997), attended this ceremony along with a former Selwyn District Mayor, Kelvin Coe. Rachael Phillipson, our Head Girl, made a speech and planted a cherry tree with students from Akitakata School. We hope our relationship will continue well into the future.

Senior Formal This year, the chosen theme for the Formal was A Night at the Casino and the Formal Committee did an outstanding job with decorating the hall. Everyone looked stunning and it definitely was a highlight of our school year. Prize winners on the night were: King and Queen: Vincent Li Creagh and Caitlin Soal Prince and Princess: Ged Roessink and Kate Sutton Duke and Duchess: Jackson Proud and Cassandra Aubrey Best Dressed Year 13s: Nathaniel Dysart and Hanel Blom Best Dressed Year 12s: Cameron Brunton and Niamh Rayne Best Dressed Year 11s: Ethan Taylor and Lucy Glassey

Appreciating our Supporters Each year, the Board and staff of DHS like to take time to recognise the contribution made by supporters of our school. It is a convivial evening where we join together, have a bite to eat and a drink, and pause to acknowledge the variety of volunteer support they provide. Across the school, help is provided by coaching sports teams, helping at camps, assisting at assessment time, catering at events, and providing work experience and interview practice. We are humbled by the many members of the community who give freely of their valuable time to help us regularly throughout the year. Supporters’ Evening was recognition of that and it was a great night!

Where were you when the kowhai bloomed? This whakataukì, or proverb, refers to the numerous tasks and work that need to be undertaken in spring in preparation for the food-gathering journeys during summer. It is said to remind people of the need to work hard at this time of the year and to encourage them to work together to achieve great things. (Information taken from comments by Craig Pauling in Te Ara Kakariki’s October newsletter.) The whakataukì stood out for me because there is a large kowhai at the main entrance to the school that puts on a magnificent display of yellow flowers at this time of year. This is only too brief as it becomes a yellow carpet on the ground as the flowers fall. It is appropriate as well, because spring is the time our students are preparing for their NCEA exams. Whilst the end of year exams are not the one-off, big deal they were in the days of School Certificate, they are, nevertheless, a significant event for most students. The proverb also speaks of working together. For NCEA exams, it is the joint efforts of students, parents and teachers that help to support students achieving well. It is worth recognising, too, the support that students can provide each other as they prepare. If you want to be a successful sportsperson, you need to practise your sport regularly, and very regularly before games. If you want to be a successful musician, you need to practise with your instrument regularly, and very regularly before important performances. If you want to be successful with academic studies, you need to practise answering questions regularly, and very regularly before exams. NCEA exams begin in fewer than three weeks so, for those sitting them, don’t procrastinate—if you don’t know what or how to study, then see your teacher. There is a wide range of resources and support available for students; however, my top five study tips are: • Make a plan of what to study and when • Find out exactly what you need to study for each exam • Do lots and lots of practice exam questions • Ask for help when needed—be specific • Start now

Students could also try www.studyit.org.nz as a starting point for some useful NCEA study information and support.

Thank you In this newsletter, we enjoy sharing some of the successes of the previous term. So many of these successes depend on the school working with parents and community. I would like to celebrate those staff, parents and others in the community who contribute their time, energy and skills for activities for students beyond the core subjects they normally take in school. These sporting, cultural and academic activities are an important part of the culture of our school and the learning that students do. In noting a few recent examples, I keep in mind that this is only a small part of the picture of contributions to the school. Rather, these are examples that illustrate the value of those who can go the extra mile. Recently, hockey, basketball, rugby and netball teams competed in the national Secondary Schools’ Tournament Week in various locations around the South Island. In order for the students to be part of this, we rely on the dedication throughout the season of the coaches, managers and parents (often the same person!) to prepare, transport and manage the teams. Each year the Malvern Lions club run two ‘Fries Days’ at the school to raise funds for our Young Achievers reward trip. For each of these, a big team of Lions volunteers donate their time to run the production of the food. We appreciate Lions ongoing support of our school and the students. Year 12 students participate in an interview day where they are interviewed by employers in mock job interviews as part of their preparation for real interviews in the future. Many local businesses and individuals give their time for a day to provide this valuable learning experience. James Morris Principal


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Events and Successes Concours de Cuisine

Darfield’s Got Talent!

Keiai Visitors We welcomed Mr Atsushi Katagiri and 13 students from Keiai High School in Japan and over two weeks they visited Rubicon Farm for horseriding and Jetboating, attended cooking and Te Reo classes, went to the Antarctic Centre and up the Christchurch Gondola, and even to Hanmer Springs—a busy programme which ended with a farewell dinner.

Above: Leah Hamilton-Cross, Rowan Hickey. Niamh Guy and Lucy Mitchell

Two teams of French students took part in the cooking competition this year held at Shirley Boys’ High. This “Masterchef” like competition gives them two hours to cook a meal and impress the French judges. Students must work with recipes written in French and present their dishes to the judges in French! This year, the competition was held at Shirley Boys’ High. In the five years the competition has been running, Darfield High has won four times and once again, the Year 9 team (above) were proud to accept the cup and prizes for first place! Chocolate was the theme so they presented a beef stew called Daube de Boeuf à la Gasconne; it had dark chocolate and red wine in the sauce! And dessert was Mousse au Chocolat Blanc (white chocolate mousse).

Every year, students surprise us and the community with their amazing talent and, once again, they put on a fabulous night of music, singing and dancing. It was a difficult task for 24/7 Youth Workers, Hannah Cossey, Josh Wright and Mitch Shaw, to judge all the students but, in the end, it was the Jazz Ensemble who took out the awards for Most Entertaining and Overall Winner.

House Quiz Another House event in our calendar is the House Quiz and this occurred over three lunchtimes. Students make up teams of four and answer a range of questions in different sections. Music, native birds, sports and geography were a few of the topics and then there is a famous person to guess from several clues. Tawera won, followed by Rawhiti, Kikorangi and Waimakariri. Well done to all those who gained points for their House.

Japanese Day Year 10 Japanese students attended the Japanese afternoon at Villa Maria College along with seven other high schools from the region. This event included a kendo demonstration from the Christchurch Kendo Club with an opportunity to participate, the chance to have a go at origami, kanji writing, and kendama and a chance to wear traditional clothing, which is called Yukata. The afternoon finished with a visit to an Asian supermarket and the chance to explore and buy foods to take home.

World Vision 40 Hour Famine Awards Night Over 30 schools and groups from the South Island attended the Awards Night to celebrate those who participated and did well this year. Our student representatives were caught by surprise when Darfield High School was the first school announced as a recipient of an Excellence Award!

Above: Georgia, Harry, Saskia, Asit and Mrs Hayakawa-Buist

Student Volunteer Army Harriet Cottrell, Ella Roessink and Jessica Galletly (below) alongside the University of Canterbury Student Volunteer Army (SVA) and other Canterbury Year 10 students, held a working bee at Victoria Park on Tuesday 8 August. The UCan programme encourages local secondary students to become leaders in their communities through volunteering.

Above: Joseph Feltell, Caleb Banks, Katie Sharp, Monique Weber and Tamara MacMillan

Merit Award for Trudy McKay At the SLANZA (School Library Association of New Zealand Aotearoa) Conference, our librarian, Trudy McKay (right), was presented with the Award of Merit for Librarian. She was one of only three recipients of this award nationally. At the award ceremony it was said that “Trudy McKay is a committed and professional librarian whose work reflects all aspects of best practice in a busy school library. She gives considered advice, takes the initiative and is utterly reliable. She is committed to her school library, to student achievement and to her community. Trudy is an outstanding school librarian.”

Planting for Greenway Canterbury Mizuho Iwasaki and her international group friends joined a Te Ara Kãkãriki Greenway Canterbury Trust volunteer planting day. Planting the trees was a first for her and not as easy as she’d anticipated. Twelve hundred trees were planted in three areas.

Year 8 Garden Project

Above: Hamish, Rhiannon, Hailey, Ava, Sophie and Sam

With the warmer weather, the Year 8s have made progress on their garden area. Mitre 10 Mega donated building materials for the students to build planter boxes, soil was delivered and there are plans to build bench seats, plant seeds and add irrigation to the site. Mayor Sam Broughton, visited the garden area with students (right) and Mr Morris to discuss the overall plan and gave them some ideas to think about.


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Community News Term 3

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Ki o Rahi Tournament

Lincoln High School hosted the Ki o Rahi tournament run by Ara this year. Sixteen teams from the Canterbury region competed and, overall, it was a successful day with Darfield placing 4th and everyone enjoying themselves. Well done to Isaac Proud for winning Fairest Player in the Tournament.

Koru Games

Darfield Blue Win The Jane Sullivan Trophy Twenty-one teams and 14 schools represented meant the Canterbury Secondary Schools One Day Event was going to be a huge event. Perhaps the most coveted prize in interschool equestrian competition, due to the popularity of eventing, winning this was going to be no mean feat. Darfield Blue: Katherine Hadler, Charlotte Thomas, Sophie Jarvis and Georgia Allison were leading after the dressage and, after superb cross-country and showjumping rounds, won the event and with it the Jane Sullivan Trophy. Darfield Maroon: Jodie Rollings,


Our skiing students have had a great season this winter spending afternoons up at Porters and some entering competitions with great results. Mari Henderson placed second at the Canterbury P & I Championships at Mt Cheeseman. Georgi Pander placed first in his category at the Mt Hutt Ski Championships, and also competed at the South Island Ski Championships in Wanaka, placing 2nd in the Downhill and 3rd in the Cross Country. Jordan Yaxley and Mari Henderson placed 1st in their divisions at the Porters Ski Derby and the mixed team of Jordan, Tom Freeman, Mari and Monique Weber (above) were the overall winners on the day. Georgi Pander and TJ Davis recently gained their Level 1 Ski Instructor’s Certificate at Porters and this is an option that will become available next winter to other students engaged in the Ski Programme.

Caitlin Rayne and Mikayla Jarvis also had a superb day, finishing fourth after their dressage, and fourth overall. Darfield White: Caitlin Aubrey, Cassandra Aubrey and Niamh Rayne had some super performances, with just a few errors meaning the team did not put up a live score. At the end of the day, Darfield High School took two of the top six positions. Team Manager, Nicky Voss, said it was an impressive sight to see ten riders enter the arena for Prizegiving all wearing the school colours.

The Koru Games is a big sport tournament held over several days and schools come from all around the South Island to compete. Wet weather was definitely challenging because of the mud but spirits were high and students had a great time. Girls’ and Boys’ Football, Sevens, Touch, Volleyball and Netball teams competed; congratulations to the Netball girls (above) who placed 2nd, the Football girls who placed 3rd and the Boys’ Sevens placed 3rd.

Gold Medal for Nathan Carter

DELF Exams

Nathan Carter received a Gold medal for his outstanding accomplishment at the National Secondary Schools’ Cross Country Championships held recently in Christchurch. James Morris and Karen Armstrong, Sport Co-ordinator, presented him with his medal and certificate (below) at assembly and we were pleased we could all share in his success.

Congratulations to Michelle Bruce and Zara Woodward (right) on their success in the DELF examinations.The DELF (Diplôme d’études en langue française) is an official qualification awarded by the French Ministry of Education to certify the French language skills of non-French learners. DELF qualifications are recognised throughout the world as reliable proof of proficiency in the French language.

Gymnastics Champion

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Early in September, Blakely Bruce-Sheppard (above centre) competed in the South Island Gymnastics Championship held in Timaru. Out of 60 competitors she placed 1st in Vault and 6th overall.


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Community News Term 3 Education Outside the Classroom

Term 4 Events

Investigating Wainui

Prefect Leadership Camp


It is now that time of the year when the process for selecting next year’s prefects is well under way. Recently, a two-day Leadership Camp was held at the Craigieburn Environmental Centre; it was snowing up there as they arrived! The students listened to speakers and took part in many activities and challenges over the weekend. These were designed to see how they worked together, and solved problems and how they dealt with pressure. Next year’s leaders will be announced at Senior Prizegiving.

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Wainui was the destination for Year 13 Biology students to carry out their Animal Study Investigation. The practical work involved taking transects of different intertidal zones followed by collecting Half Crabs, which were needed for the experiment. Some of the students were initially rather reluctant to touch the crabs, let alone catch them but, after the first hour, they were fascinated by what they were finding and fully engrossed in their task. The students set up their experiments afterwards and spent the rest of their time collecting and interpreting data. This activity reinforced ideas of experimental design, and gave the students an opportunity to make mistakes, work out solutions, and realise some of the difficulties in carrying out behavioural experiments on animals. Back in class, they set about analysing their results and writing their reports.

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Term 4 Begins Board of Trustees Meeting, 7.00 pm Summer Sports Begin Biology Trip to Orana Park Devising Drama Evening Year 13 Rural College Practical Day House Meetings PTSA Meeting, 7.30 pm Years 7 and 8 Cricket Competition Drama Production Evening Tabloid Sports in the Afternoon Year 12 Rural College Practical Day Labour Day Canterbury Primary Schools’ Triathlon Year 9 Cricket at Darfield Years 12 and 13 Outdoor Ed Afternoon Years 7 and 8 Music Festival in Christchurch Year 11 Rural College Practical Day Newsletter #11

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Year 8 Camps

Workshop with Author David Elliot

September is camp month for the Year 8s and there was a lot of excitement as they headed off to Mt Hutt Retreat with loads of activities planned for them. Abseiling, mountain biking, team initiative games and archery are just some of the challenges for them to face. Loads of fun was had in the evenings as they all helped in the kitchen and then took part in games and competitions.

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NCEA Credit Cards issued Last Day for Seniors BOT Meeting, 7.00 pm NCEA and Scholarship Exams Begin Staff Only Day Canterbury Anniversary Show Day PTSA Meeting, 7.30 pm Primary Schools’ Summer Tournament Author, David Riley, Visits Years 7–9 Malvern Athletics Newsletter #12 Year 10 Camp and Tramp (to 25th)

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David Elliot (above), prizewinner of this year’s NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults, and other significant awards for writing and illustration, visited school to talk to students and engage them in a two-hour workshop. They were taken on a journey using the same techniques he uses to illustrate books. The students left with a how-to sheet they created themselves and the inspiration to put in the hard work and value their imaginations.

Get2Go Challenge Katie Molloy, Issy Kennedy, Zahara Sutton, Maia Adams, Isaac Earl, Angelo Barrimond, Jack Kennedy and Will Davidson had a lot of fun and learnt that communication and teamwork paid off as they challenged themselves in the Get2Go Challenge. After training several times a week, mountain biking, water challenges, orienteering and problem solving provided for an exciting day. They can’t wait to go back next year, now they know what to expect!

Darfield Bakery Visit The Year 11 Commerce students had the pleasure of having Daryl Collier, the owner of the Darfield Bakery, come in and share his business experiences. During a question and answer session, he shared his knowledge about business successes and the challenges you face along way. Then students had the opportunity to visit and see the operations of the Bakery and make connections to the information they learned during the question and answer session. Some of the highlights included seeing the oven that was large enough to stand in and can bake 240 pies at one time, sampling some of the products and, of course, looking highly fashionable in the health and safety regulation hair nets.

Student Trustee Election Congratulations to George Brown who was elected Student Trustee until September 2018


NZ Secondary Schools’ Athletics Championships Senior Sign Out Day Senior Prize Giving Canterbury Primary Schools’ Athletics Championships New Entrants’ Day Junior Reports Sent Year 8 Day Out Year 7 Day Out BOT Meeting, 7.00 pm Junior Prize Givings Newsletter #13 Last Day Term 4 Staff Only Day

Winter Tournament Results • • • • • •

Boy’s Hockey held in Oamaru:1st Under 15 Rugby held in Greymouth: 3rd in division Netball held in Christchurch: 9th in B Grade Girls’ Basketball held in Westport: 13th Boys’ Basketball held in Blenheim: 13th Girls’ Hockey held in Blenheim: 11th equal

Free Sports Gear

Thank you to all those families who purchased footwear from The Athlete’s Foot. Because of this, our school received a large selection of sports gear, including backpacks, gear bags, cricket sets, footballs and basketballs. Simon Rells visited us from the Riccarton store and presented all these goodies to James Morris.


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Author’s controversial look at Christchurch author John Rosanowski has written a controversial account of Maungatapu murders, by New Zealand’s most notorious goldfields gang, in June 1866

TRAP: The Burgess gang (clockwise from top) – Joseph Sullivan, Thomas Kelly, Philip Levy and Richard Burgess. PHOTO: ALEXANDER TURNBULL LIBRARY

ON A winter’s afternoon, Felix Mathieu and his three companions were ambushed on a steep hill track by men pointing guns and knives at them. Richard Burgess and his gang lay in wait at a trap they had prepared at a big rock beside the track about 2km from the summit. They forced their victims up a creek and on to a hillside where they were tied up and variously strangled, stabbed and shot. The gang killed the travellers’ packhorse and made for Nelson with their victims’ gold and cash, where they were barbered and bathed and spent freely - and made plans to rob a bank. This was the case of the Maungatapu murders, by New Zealand’s most notorious goldfields gang, in June 1866. The colony was gripped by the crime for weeks. The Burgess gang, all Londoners, were New Zealand’s version of Australian bush ranger Ned Kelly. All but one of the foursome had been transported to Tasmania as convicts. Burgess, Thomas Kelly and Philip Levy were convicted and hanged in Nelson. Joseph Sullivan turned against his gang, giving evidence against them, and in return was not charged. He was subsequently convicted of a separate murder committed one day earlier but escaped the

ABOUT THE AUTHOR John Rosanowski was a schoolteacher for nearly 20 years and is well known in education circles. After he finished teaching he became chief examiner for school certificate history, among other roles. Over that time he has researched and written novels such as Bottled Lightning: The Story of the Reefton Electric Light and A History of the West Coast of the Southern Alps. He is primarily a factual historian, and tends to write about the West Coast having grown up in Reefton.

noose because of the authorities’ need to protect police informers, and the sentence was commuted to life imprisonment. Now author John Rosanowski controversially says his research indicates the Supreme Court jury got it wrong. “It seems clear that two innocent men were executed,” said Rosanowski, who has published his historical novel on the case, Treachery Road. “Kelly and Levy arrived back in Nelson unaware of the murders. Kelly thought robbery had taken place. Even on the gallows, Kelly said he was being executed for the murder of people he hadn’t even seen. Mathieu was the proprietor of Cafe de Paris at the

Deep Creek goldfield in Marlborough’s Wakamarina Valley, where the output of gold had fallen. Levy had visited Deep Creek and heard of Mathieu’s plans to go to the West Coast to set up a new store, so would have known the businessman would be carrying a substantial amount of money. Mathieu set out with storekeepers John Kempthorne and James Dudley, and gold miner James de Pontius. With a packhorse, they were walking over the Maungatapu Track, then a rough route between Marlborough and Nelson and now a shingle road popular with mountainbikers. The gang, who had been staying at Canvastown,

left ahead of the Mathieu party. On their way to their trap at what is now called Murderers Rock, they caught up with solo traveller James Battle, 54, a labourer and former whaler. Near the Pelorus River, they partially strangled Battle, robbed him of his 3 pounds 17 shillings, and left him to die in a shallow grave. Only gradually did the Nelson police become convinced that Mathieu’s group was missing, after a friend who had been following them at a distance became concerned and made his own inquiries. Eventually a massive search got going and one by one the gang were arrested after the first, Philip Levy, was recognised in the Wakatu Hotel by a Deep Creek gold miner.

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goldfields gang murders But the victims weren’t found until Sullivan confessed, taking the police offer of a pardon to any informer other than the actual murderers. Incensed, Burgess penned a 50,000-word counter confession, in which he stated he and Sullivan were the killers and sought to clear Levy and Thomas Kelly. Other authors have pointed to the unreliability of parts of Sullivan’s story, but Rosanowski says his research of British and Australian convict records found Sullivan was even more of a liar than had been thought. He added that the Sullivan’s bloodied shirt, found under a log beside the Maungatapu Track, was “proof positive” of his involvement. “The blood-stained shirt and the fact he hid it should have destroyed his credibility as a witness.” Wayne Martin, author of Murder on the Maungatapu, a narrative history of the Burgess gang and their greatest crime, says it is more than likely Sullivan was a direct participant in all five murders and the killing of the surveyor-engineer George

HISTORY: Maungatapu Track, Murderers Rock and the memorial, where the ambush took place and near the site of the murders. PHOTO: CYCLETOUR. ORG.NZ

Dobson on the West Coast in May 1866. Martin has no doubt Kelly was an active participant in most of the murders but says Levy probably wasn’t, being “more a bit player”. Their claims to have gone ahead while the other two were back down the track doing the murders were not credible. “They were in fact identified on the track after Battle’s murder with the other two by the Have-



lock Magistrate Pilliet as he rode past. Their journey to Nelson would have taken five hours or so at the most, but some 27 hours or so later they still hadn’t made it, as they allege the other two came upon them on their night journey back to Nelson after committing the main murders. “Kelly’s excuse that it took so long because he . . . ‘drank too much water’ is laughable. At trial he continually tried to get witnesses who were on the track to

say that they had seen evidence of their camp etc., but no witness out of the several who were on the track over the relevant period corroborated their claim.’’ The execution was covered at length in newspapers. Nelsonians perched themselves on Church Hill and other high points for a glimpse of the grim proceedings, which ran late owing to long speeches by Kelly and Levy, who proclaimed their innocence to the last.

Burgess, seemingly calm, shook hands with a host of officials, including the police Inspector Robert Shallcrass, before ascending the gallows and kissing his rope. Plaster casts were made from moulds of the men’s skulls, allowing their study for “phrenology”, now considered a pseudoscience, in which it was thought personal characteristics could be determined from the shape of the head. The provincial superintendent, Alfred Saunders, kept the men’s preserved skulls and brains and later gave them to the Nelson Phrenological Society. The five Maungatapu victims were buried at the Wakapuaka cemetery and a memorial was erected. A plaque marks the location of Murderers Rock on Maungatapu Track. Sullivan was despised, both in prison and in the community. He was transferred to Dunedin, then to Mt Eden jail, before being deported to England in 1874. He returned to Australia, where he was arrested. Victoria tried to deport him to New Zealand, but New Zealand refused.


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THE BURNT pine longhorn beetle (arhopalus tristis) is a 25-30mm-long species native to Europe, Northern Asia and Africa. Accidentally introduced into New Zealand in the 1950s, it has spread throughout both islands where it attacks dead or dying pine trees. Larvae of this species are similar-looking to huhu grubs and feed on the inner bark of dead pine, particularly the trees killed by fire. The larvae leave trails of redbrown dust called frass, where

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AN EVENT will be held to celebrate Selwyn businesses’ commitment to environmental sustainability and community involvement. The Lincoln Envirotown Trust will host the event to present awards for the New Responsible Business Awards project on Friday, November 3. Lincoln Envirotown trustee Sue Jarvis said the businesses taking part this year will be thanked for their efforts in completing a new assessment process, and for their commitment to sustainability and community involvement. The awards are supported by the district council and will be presented by district councillor Craig Watson. Guest speakers James McDonald of Yealands Winery Ltd and The Laboratory owner Martin Bennett will talk about their sustainability experiences. Dr Jarvis said the awards’ assessors, who have been visiting businesses throughout Selwyn, have been impressed with the huge number of initiatives businesses are under taking to lessen their impact on the environment. Changes have included cafes encouraging re-usable carry away mugs, Weedons School’s

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Driven Small Mazda big on performance „„ By Ross Kiddie I’M ON one of my favourite Selwyn roads, the stretch includes short straights mixed with a combination of tight and open corners. The car is responding delightfully to the way it is being steered and I’m being entertained by its handling and balance. I’m thinking that this could be the best evaluation drive I’ve had for 2017. No, I’m not driving a sports car or anything exotic. In fact, I’m in one of New Zealand’s budget models – a Mazda2 to be exact. The reason why I’m so smitten is not because the Mazda2 is fast or exciting, its performance is honest and it works hard to please through the chassis, but the series is priced for affordability and in terms of all-round value for money it a real attention-grabber. Not only does it drive purposefully at all speeds, you get a lot of kit on Mazda2, and for a car which lists under $30k it is a rather special purchase. The test car was in Limited specification and it sits at $29,695; an entry-level GLX variant comes in at $21,945 while a GSX comes in at $24,945. I’m picking the GSX would be the car for me but the Limited variant does get a lot of kit, features which are included elsewhere in the Mazda line-up. Such are the changes for 2017,

• Price – Mazda2 Ltd, $26,695 • Dimensions – Length, 4060mm; width, 1695mm; height, 1495mm • Configuration – Fourcylinder, front-wheel-drive, 1496cc, 81kW, 141Nm, six speed automatic • Performance – 0-100km/h, 9.5sec • Fuel usage – 4.9l/100km

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the Mazda2 could certainly be described as a facelift, there aren’t a lot of cosmetic enhancements but there are new side mirrors, grille and wheel changes. On the inside the dash panel graphics have been enhanced for clarity, there’s a new centre console display, while trim materials have been upgraded. More importantly, there have been chassis changes to promote the driving experience and that’s what I noticed during the time I tackled the exit from the Waimakariri River gorge. The most significant development is the addition of G-Vectoring Control which improves handling and stability especially during emergency

avoidance manoeuvres. In Limited specification that also combines with a suite of other collision avoidance technologies such as smart city brake support and driver attention alert. Together, these functions provide the Mazda2 driver with confidence at all speeds, you don’t need to be moving along at pace, in everyday situations the newcomer feels in control of itself and has a decisive feel from behind the wheel which will lure drivers of all ages. That is the reason why I like the car’s balance so much, it just feels right from behind the wheel and you feel so much part of the car. That’s an aspect Mazda is build-

ing into all of its range, and along with the superb feel of quality that accompanies it, it’s no surprise that the new Mazda2 appeals and the entire companies line-up in general. I’ve driven several from the manufacturer recently, and it’s fair to say the company has upped the ante in terms of desirability. Under the bonnet sits a 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated engine which drives out of a conventional sixspeed automatic transmission. I mention that because Mazda hasn’t developed its turbocharging techniques any further and I guess it doesn’t need to. It claims 81kW and 141Nm from the engine and with a 4.9l/100km (57mpg) combined cycle fuel usage claim, the figures are healthy. There is also a sport mode which the driver can activate for busier engine behaviour, and if you couple that to a manual sequential gearshift function the





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Turbocharged engine for Honda CRV „„ By Ross Kiddie I’VE BEEN in an out of the Honda dealer’s showroom frequently in the past few weeks, picking up and dropping off evaluation cars. There’s a certain feeling you get when a business is busy, it feels vibrant and, for lack of better words, somewhat exciting. It doesn’t surprise me that Honda are drawing in the public at the moment, several new models have launched close to each other and that generally lures in new buyers, and also those who are just curious. Importantly for Honda, a new CRV has just landed and the popular sport utility vehicle arrives hard on the heels of the new Civic hatchback and Civic Type R, the latter an eagerly-awaited hot-hatch. The reason why I mention Civic in this evaluation of the CRV sport utility vehicle, is because some Civic models share the same engine; yes, the fourcylinder, 1.5-litre turbocharged unit which powers Civic RS and RS Sport is the same mechanical element that powers the CRV, albeit the latter gets a crank up in power, it is rated with 141kW and 240Nm against the Civic’s 127kW and 220Nm. Before there’s any thought that

• Price – Honda CRV Sport, $47,900 • Dimensions – Length, 4596mm; width, 1855mm; height, 1689mm • Configuration – Fourcylinder, four-wheel-drive, 1498cc, 141kW, 240Nm, continuously variable automatic • Performance – 0-100km/h, 8.5sec • Fuel usage – 7.4l/100km

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Enjoying nature & talking to others can relieve stress For something so common among us, it’s a huge shame that talking about mental wellbeing is still regarded as a bit taboo, or somehow weak. We’ve got to get rid of that sort of nonsense attitude. Last week was Mental Health Awareness Week, with the theme being “Nature is Key – Unlock Your Wellbeing”. Not only during awareness week, but at any time, escaping stressful or ‘same old rut’ work and home environments, eating your lunch in a park or at the beach, taking the family for a weekend bush walk, etc. can lift spirits, put you back in touch with Nature, and get you thinking about your health, your priorities – and whether you may need to reach out for help or advice. Federated Farmers president Katie Milne said she welcomed the focus on mental health and talking through issues and feelings with others. “Our great outdoors can also be a wonderful tonic,” she pointed out. However, for rural people, Mother Nature can also be a source of considerable stress. Storms, floods, ailing livestock, droughts, etc., can ratchet up financial woes, relationship strains and the feeling

“it’s all too much”. “We revel in our lifestyle in rural New Zealand – its beauty, and our role putting top-quality food on family tables here and around the world. But if you let it, farming can be a lonely job too,” Katie said. She said the real message of Mental Health Week was that if the stress is getting too much, it’s not smart to tough it out on your own. “Talk to your partner, a friend, a neighbour or reach out to one of the professional and confidential help agencies,” she said. Figures released recently by Chief Coroner Judge Deborah Marshall show (provisional statistics) 606 Kiwis took their own life in 2016/17, up from 579 the year before. Men are dying by a suicide at a rate of three men to one woman. Other research shows the suicide rate in New Zealand’s rural sector was 20-50 per cent higher than in urban areas. The Mental Health Foundation, sourcing

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Sheep & beef farm profits forecast to improve As the 2017-18 meat export season begins, Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s New Season Outlook 2017-18 report forecasts beef and lamb prices to remain similar to the previous season, despite an expected weakening of the New Zealand dollar. The report estimates farm profit before tax to increase 6.6 per cent to $90,200 for 2017-18 on average for sheep and beef farms. “This outlook sets the scene for steady meat prices and production in 201718. However, strong improvements are expected in revenue from deer and velvet, as production increases, and from wool, which is coming off low prices,” B+LNZ chief economist Andrew Burtt says. Earnings before interest, tax, rent and manager’s salary (EBITRm) per farm, which provides a benchmark for viewing farms on a comparable base, is forecast to increase by 3.1 per cent to $158,800. “A slight drop in the national sheep flock was driven by a drop in breeding ewes, but this was tempered by a lift in the number of hoggets, particularly on the East Coast of the North Island.” A rise in the number of beef cattle (+2.8 per cent) was largely driven by weaner cattle being carried over into the 201718 farming year in response to good feed conditions and firm prices, which were due to tighter availability and strong store cattle prices in 2016-17. “As beef cattle prices have continued at comfortable levels and production conditions have improved, some farmers have been motivated to increase the number of beef cattle they have because cattle are less labour-intensive than sheep.” Mr Burtt says much of the outlook

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Summer veges can be safely planted AS OUR recent weather has served to prove October is sometimes an unsettled month, but by the end of the month, temperatures have usually risen and the growth in the garden abounds. There are a million tasks to do in the garden; all enjoyable, especially the planting of the summer vegetable garden. It’s probably the most active month of the year in the vegetable garden. Prepare the area well by adding in new compost in significant quantities. All summer vegetables can now be safely planted, including courgettes/zucchini, cucumbers, beans, beetroot, carrots, celery, corn, leeks, lettuce, melons, onions, radish, pumpkin and tomato. To avoid vegetables all maturing at one time, stagger your plantings as continuous cropping and supply is much preferable. As plants become established, apply light side dressings of vegetable fertiliser to help develop strong healthy plants. Water young plants regularly and deeply to encourage a strong root system. The last of winter flowing annuals can now be removed and the soil prepared for new plantings. As with the vegetable plot, add plenty of compost to

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October gardening guide are October is a fantastic time of year for gardening! The days ming starting to warm up, the daylight hours are slowly beco in the fresh longer, and we are definitely feeling the urge to get out air after being cooped up inside through winter.

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Weeds will be popping up more frequently now, so make sure that you remove them as soon as you can. Weeds compete with your plants for space, water and nutrients, therefore your plants won’t do as well if they have weeds all around them. Spend some time removing all the weeds, then add some Organic Compost in to the soil. This will help to provide some much needed organic matter, as well as aid in water retention and weed suppression.

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Now is the perfect time to give your lawns some TLC.

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There are a number of articles out at the moment that are highlighting Legionnaires. Whilst the chances of you contracting the disease are rare, it is always important to practice safe gardening and to know the facts. Here is what you need to know. • Wear gloves when gardening • Always wash your hands when you are finished. • If you are opening bags, make sure you open them in a well-ventilated area and open it away from your face • Avoid inhaling dust or droplets from potting mix and compost If you develop any flu-like symptoms 2-7 days after working with potting mix or compost, head to the Dr to get checked out. Make sure you tell them you have been gardening, so they can test for Legionellosis.

For existing lawns you will need to add some much needed fertiliser – especially if you haven’t done it for a while.

It helps to cover and protect the tubers from damage, and from insects. If they turn green they become inedible and go to waste, and you don’t want the insects to get to them before you do!

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Go along to Hororata and celebrate spring. The annual Hororata Parish Spring Fair is a ‘must do’ for many families. It is a great way to spend Labour Day. Renowned for its unique “white elephant” held in the stables and a country auction with the infamous stock auctioneer. To keep kids entertained rides, activities, live music and prizes will be part of the day. There will be great stalls that focus on homemade and handmade crafts, jams, speciality food and new products. Expect to see plants galore and a large selection of second-hand books. This is a free event. It will be held Labour Day, October 23, from 9.30am-2pm at the Hororata Domain.

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

Babytimes/Wā Pēpi Tuesday, 11–11.30am Encourage learning through multiple languages. Babytimes is an interactive programme including rhymes, songs, stories and play. This is a free session. Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Rd

Selwyn Aquatic Centre, 71 Broadlands Drive, Rolleston Scrabble Club Wednesday, 1.30–3.30pm Go along to the Scrabble Club. No obligation, just go along when you can and join the friendly group. Some boards provided, but feel free to bring your own. No fee. Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Rd

Musical Instrument Practice Slots Tuesday, 3.30–7pm Book a time to go solo or have a silent practice with up to four band-mates. 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

Bilingual Storytime Thursday, 11am– 11.30am Special English/Chinese bilingual storytime to celebrate New Zealand Chinese Language Week October 16 to 22, 2017. Join in this interactive session to experience and learn the language and culture. Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Rd

Rolleston Drop-in Clinics for Arthritis Questions Tuesday, 11.30am Go along to a drop-in clinic. Arthritis Educators Carolyn Wood and Allan Desquitado will answer any questions you may have about living with arthritis. Meet in the foyer – no swim necessary. For more information, call Arthritis NZ 0800 663 463 or email carolyn.wood@arthritis. org.nz

Knit ’n’ Yarn Thursday, 1–3pm Go along to the sitting room in the library for a relaxing crafternoon. Take along your knitting, crochet, stitching or any other handcraft and enjoy the company of others. Share skills and be inspired in a friendly, relaxing environment. Beginners are very welcome. Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Rd


West Melton Scout Group Monster Garage Sale Sunday, 9am–1pm Go and support West Melton Scout Group’s 2 yearly garage sale. Something for everyone – clothing, bric-a-brac, books, kitchen goods, sporting goods, electronics, furniture, outdoor furniture, toys, baby gear, plants and much more. Donations of goods can be brought to the scout den over the previous weekend or dropped off to the community centre on Saturday. West Melton Community Centre and Hall, 1165 West Coast Rd Prebbleton Summer Drop ’n’ Swap Clothing Exchange Sunday, 2– 3pm After the hugely successful winter drop ’n’ swap in July, the organisers have announced the date

for another clothing exchange event. Start sorting through your wardrobes, drawers, boxes, cases or where ever else you keep your clothes you are not wearing and drop them to us by prior arrangement. Then go along on the day, pay your $5 entry fee and browse through all the sorted summer collection, taking what you like the look of. Prebbleton Community Cottage, Blakes Rd and Springs Rd 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 Running Groups The running groups aim to get like-minded members of the community fit and engaged with each other. All running groups have a handicapped start to cater for different abilities. Lincoln Road Runners: Tuesday registration from 5.30pm starts at 6pm. 3km or 6km. Starts at Lincoln University. Gold coin donations. 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.

The Andrew London Trio

at The Laboratory on Labour Day, Monday 23 October, 7pm

Kapiti songwriter and recording artist Andrew London will be touring with his ‘Andrew London Trio’ throughout October and giving a special performance at The Laboratory on Labour Day, Monday 23 October. Carrying on the tradition of Hot Club Sandwich, The Andrew London Trio offers songs about the trivia and minutiae of daily life from the point of view of a middle-aged, middle-class, Middle Earther, delivered in a deceptively innocuous 1940s swing style with occasional forays into folk, blues, country and hip-hop. Hot Club Sandwich eventually recorded nine albums, mostly of

London’s original songs, and travelled as far as Australia, Norfolk Island and Saudi Arabia to perform. The obvious opportunity for humour is eagerly seized upon and exploited mercilessly, but occasional poignancy and pathos are never far away. Beatle-esque vocal harmonies are added by Kirsten London on bass and ex-HCS sax/clarinetist Nils Olsen.

The Laboratory is opening especially on Labour Day (when normally closed) so the whole venue will be given over to this fantastic event. Doors open at 5.30pm and the show starts at 7.00pm. The bar will be open with a delicious menu available on the night. Tickets are $15 and available over the bar or call 325 3006. Look forward to more superb performances at ticketed events at The Laboratory through the coming months. Check out our website for these and other great community events at The Laboratory www.thelaboratory.co.nz


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The Annual meeting will be held at the Lincoln Event Centre on Thursday 26th October at 7pm. Members and those interested welcome.

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Four Seasons Realty For Sale $669,000

Deadline Sale

For Sale $590,000

44 Lindsay Drive

784 East Maddisons Road

21 Birchwood Close

All offers presented 3rd November (unless sold prior)


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View at: fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#HR4565 Jackie Wither – 0274 503 777





Located just 20 minutes (approx) this property offers a truly enviable lifestyle in a peaceful rural setting. This house has a true country home feel and has excellent indoor/outdoor flow. The dwelling seamlessly connects to the tranquil garden. You step from the deck to the pool or spa and relax in the stunning peace as you look at the mountains. View at: fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1774 Fergus Spain - 027 273 9044


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Just a short commute to Rolleston and Christchurch. This aesthetically designed home is positioned on a north facing 1.05 ha, with park-like gardens that make you feel like you’re a world away from everything. This is an opportunity for the discerning buyer to buy a dream that is fully completed, this is a must see, don’t wait. View at: fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1775

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Elegance, Style and Space! This beautiful home offers space, style and so much more. A large entrance way leads to the openplan living/kitchen/dining areas. The kitchen offers a large functional breakfast bar, butler’s pantry and 6 burner gas hob. The lounge has a log burner on wetback and opens onto a beautiful North West facing veranda. These is also a family media room and large office.

Price: By Negotiation www.farmlandsrealestate.co.nz Property ID LE1598

There are 6 bedrooms and 2 central bathrooms plus an extra shower and toilet in the utility room. Extra double garage at the rear of the section. All this on 5,211m2 in a modern subdivision. There is so much to mention here. It really is a must see! Call me for an appointment to view.

Address: 22 Friars Lane, Leeston.




Penny Dadson-Clausen Contact: Phone: 027 895 5943

email: penny.dc@farmlands.co.nz

Viewing by appointment



First stage release, a choice of 1 Hectare blocks. Oasis Clearwater Treatment System plus installation included in sale price Power, Telephone, fibre and town water | Superb views into Torlesse Range Titles due in approx. 6 weeks


For further details contact: Chris Flanagan M 0274 334 657 | Sue Robinson M 021 409050 E darfield@marealestate.co.nz




ROLLESTON 714 East Maddisons Road

n y w Sel Experts’

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2 30m² double glazed brick home Open plan kitchen/dining/living & separate lounge 4 Bedrooms, master with ensuite & WIR Bathroom & separate toilet Office & internal vacuum system Log burner, heat pump & heat exchange system Interior/ exterior fibre connected system Excellent indoor/outdoor flow Fully fenced north facing 2001m² rare section Triple garage with a 3rd toilet & off street parking West Rolleston School zone




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

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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

ROLLESTON - 15 Delamare Way

ROLLESTON - 16 Grace Way



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

ROLLESTON - 10 Navy Loop




Open Home: Sun 3.30pm – 4.00pm Price: Neg over $599,000 View: www.marealestate.co.nz/232

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


ROLLESTON - 73 Lowes Road SERIOUSLY GOOD LIVING • • • • • • • • •

4 double bedrooms 2 large separate living areas Fantastic location Parking options for boats and caravans Large established 1150sqm private section Large kitchen/dining area Spacious master bathroom with spa bath Walking distance to schools and township Fantastic outdoor entertaining

Open Home: Sun 1.15pm – 1.45pm Price: Neg over $589,000 View: www.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

ROLLESTON - 89 Strauss Drive • 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


Open Home: Sun 12.30pm – 1.00pm Price: Neg over $635,000 View: www.marealestate.co.nz/211

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

LEESTON PH: 03 324 3704

Chris Flanagan 027 433 4657

Stephan Knowler 027 229 9522

Jackie Derrick 027 636 3576

Cameron McRae 027 769 6696

Price: Neg Over $599,000 View: www.marealestate.co.nz/208

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





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


FANTASTIC LOCATION – SMART BUYING 3 double bedrooms 2 living areas Large kitchen Well sited for sun Large garage Parking options for boats & caravans Private & established garden 1250sqm section

Open Home: Sun 2.45pm – 3.15pm Price: Neg over $549,000 View: www.marealestate.co.nz

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

ROLLESTON PH: 03 347 9949

Andrew Taylor 027 435 5930


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

ROLLESTON 3/713 East Maddisons Road • • • • • • • •


Open Home: Sun 3.30pm – 4.00pm Price: Neg over $585,000 View: www.marealestate.co.nz/217


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



ROLLESTON - 50 Overbury Crescent


SLEEK AND STYLISH – A MUST VIEW! • 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

• Meticulously maintained 245m2 property with a northern aspect • Situated at the end of a popular cul-de-sac in the central Rolleston township • Both living areas open out to a private entertaining area • Secure & beautifully manicured 821m2 section • Large central well appointed kitchen • Three large double bedrooms with beautifully specified bathrooms • Well located study nook • Three heatpumps • Separate laundry • Two garden sheds & greenhouse

Viewing: By appointment Price: Enquiries over $1,170,000 View: www.marealestate.co.nz/241



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Open Home: Sun 2.00pm – 2.30pm Price: Neg over $699,000 View: www.marealestate.co.nz/227

• Main Residence—4 bedrooms, 2 living, 1 bathroom, 1 separate toilet, 2 ensuite • Flat—1 bedroom, 1 living, 1 bathroom • Stunning kitchen, of which there are 2 in the main home incorporating quality appliances • Good choice of living areas which flow seamlessly out to their own private entertaining areas • Private in ground heated self-cleaning pool • Built to high specification from LED lighting, central vacuum system, high end carpet & drapes, underfloor heating tiles and a dedicated gym with sauna • Large double int access garage, car port and ample parking available

Licensed REAA2008

ROLLESTON - 742 East Maddisons Road



Residential Lifestyle Rural Property

DARFIELD - 20 Whitcombe Place



IMMACULATE LIFESTYLE – AT THE PERFECT PRICE • Immaculately presented family home • In popular Landsborough Sudivision • 6 years like new home • 4 bedrooms plus office • 2 bathrooms - ensuite off master bedroom • Well appointed kitchen with Butler’s pantry • Open plan living - Family, dining & formal living areas • Landscaped 5000m2 overlooking country farmland & mountain views • Sheltered patio for outdoor entertaining • Double internal access garage & separate single garage

Sue Robinson 021 409 050

Charlotte Bellew 027 532 5931


Open Home: Sun 2.00pm – 2.30pm Price: Neg over $799,000 View: www.marealestate.co.nz/249

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

DARFIELD PH: 03 318 8204

Paul Robinson 021 277 2690



Jo Barrett 021 859 006

Juliet Flanagan

Connie van der Klei


RESIDENTIAL 0800 367 5263

Hastings McLeod Limited Licensed under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008



LINCOLN 288 Southfield Drive


VIEW Sunday 22 Oct 1.00 - 1.45pm

Introducing an immaculately presented property ready for you to make your home and nurture a lifetime of special family memories.

• Executive home, 4 bedrooms & study • Master with en-suite & patio access • 4th bedroom includes en-suite & study • Large open plan living areas This is a fantastic home in this vibrant and friendly town, • Kitchen boasts WIP close to Lincoln Schools, Lincoln University, and an array • Separate shower/bath separate toilet of fantastic amenities, including a new retail/service • Double garage - drive-through access precinct within walking distance currently under • Auto irrigated gardens and lawns development.

DEADLINE SALE closes Thursday 26th October, 2017 at 1.00pm, (unless sold prior)

4 Michael Robb

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


WEB ID ROU57796 BUYERS ROLLESTON 18 Stanford Way View By Appointment Built in 2015 & stylishly designed for maximum sun & private outdoor living this is a place you're going to love coming home to • 4 bedrooms, master with ensuite and WIR • Light filled kitched with WIP, induction cooktop • 2 spacious interconnecting living areas with outdoor flow • Short walk to South Point, Foster Park and close to amenities Sarah Yeates Priced to sell, this is remarkable buying for a quality near Mobile 027 447 2719 Office 03 929 0306 new home in zone for our latest schools Rolleston sarahy@pb.co.nz College and Lemonwood Grove.


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Paints still Drying


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WEB ID DFU57937 KIRWEE 21 Walter Place VIEW Sunday 22 Oct 1.00 - 1.45pm From the moment you enter this new home you’ll be impressed with the space and layout. • Family living positioned for all day sun • Well appointed kitchen featuring double ovens and scullery • Large separate formal lounge with external access • 4 bedrooms, ensuite and study nook • Logburner in main living is complemented by heat transfer system Gareth Cox • Excellent storage and large double garage Mobile 021 250 9714 Office 03 929 0306 gareth@pb.co.nz


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HORORATA 145 Aitkens Road

propertybrokers.co.nz/ DFR58199 colliers.co.nz/135943

324 hectare freehold dairy farm complemented by adjoining 147 hectare of lease land (with 7 years to run) located near Hororata in Central Canterbury. Well set-up dairy with modern facilities including 54 bail rotary cowshed with meal feeding system plus large concrete feed pad, two houses - attractive 4 bedroom home set on elevated site, second house is also 3 bedrooms plus staff quarters. Irrigation consented for 135 hectare with centre pivot covering 57 hectare and the balance k-line.

Currently milking 875 cows with targeted production of 326,000kgms. Presents an excellent opportunity to secure a large-scale dairy platform in the favoured Canterbury region with options for young stock grazing and/or beef finishing. Deadline Sale: Closing 4pm, Friday 10th November 2017 (unless sold prior)


021 250 9714

Hastings McLeod Limited Licensed under REAA 2008

Ruth Hodges 027 309 0334

Agri Realty Limited Licensed under REAA 2008

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Saturday 21 October, 10am-3pm Vernon Drive, Lincoln TITLED SECTIONS SELLING NOW!

Te Whariki Subdivision has a variety of section sizes to cater to buyers of every stage of life. Each site comes with free fencing and site specific geotech reports. Call 0800 LIVE IN or visit tewhariki.co.nz for further information.



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Office & Show Home: 5 Broomleigh Drive, Faringdon, Rolleston New Show Home: 72 Blakes Road, Prebbleton Phone: 03 374 9172 or Rob: 021 324 876 E-mail - robin@artisanhomes.co.nz



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Lot 442 Faringdon


FROM $481,000 Own this home from $366 per week

Home Size 1

Section Size 1






FROM $559,000

Home Size 1

Section Size 1





FROM $518,000


The Lemonwood has been designed for smaller, higher density sections and is a true value for money home. The double exterior sliding door allows ideal indoor/outdoor flow to your sun soaked courtyard. This home is sure to please any entertainer.

Lot 182 Faringdon

Lot 312 Faringdon

Artist impressions only, actual designs may vary © Copyright Today Homes Ltd.

Home Size 1

Section Size 1


622m2 2


This home’s 173m2 floor plan allows you to make the most of your site. With a walk-in pantry, open plan living plus a separate lounge and an ensuite and walk-in wardrobe in the master bedroom what more could you possibly want?

Lot 69 Falcon’s Landing

FROM $546,000


Section Size 1






The Torlesse is an attractive modern home featuring a dual-clad gable on the street frontage. With 200m2 of floor area, including four bedrooms and a study nook as well as a separate media room, there is space for all the family.

New Home Consultants / ANGELA 027 488 8930 / GARRY 027 435 4997 / DANIEL 027 433 0074 / JON 027 420 5565

03 341 6460 www.todayhomes.co.nz




Storage space will not be a problem in this home as it comes with plenty, as well as four bedrooms and a separate study. Other features of the Lyford include a modern, well-appointed kitchen with walk-in pantry.


*Terms, conditions and lending criteria apply.




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


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 www.farmlands.co.nz FARMLANDS LINCOLN 03 325 2889 FARMLANDS LEESTON 03 324 3189 FARMLANDS DARFIELD 03 317 9070


03 347 4711, www.harcourts.co.nz


03 347 9949, www.marealestate.co.nz


03 347 1111, www.mikepero.com

PGG WRIGHTSON CANTERBURY 03 318 7850, www.pggwre.co.nz


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