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„„ By Georgia O’Connor-Harding FAMILIES ARE being asked to clean up the ornaments at the district’s burial sites – or the memorabilia will be removed. “The district council is in the process of contacting extended family to inform them the adornments do not comply with the cemetery bylaw. People need to rearrange the adornments or the items will be removed,” a district council spokesman said. Under the cemetery bylaw, ornaments may only be placed on the grave beams either surrounding the burial plots or on the beams where the headstone sits. A district council spokesman said in some cases people have put objects on the lawn beside the graves. “This creates a hazard for other cemetery users who could trip on objects and also makes maintaining the cemetery very difficult,” he said. For older burial plots the ornaments may sit on the large grave beams surrounding the burial plot. But for new areas of the cemetery, ornaments may only be placed on the beam next to the headstone – not on the grass in front of the headstone. •Turn to page 4

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THE DISTRICT council has made the right call by enforcing the new cemetery bylaw (see page 1). That means some families will be asked to clean up grave sites. That in itself is no easy request, or in this case probably a demand. So district council staff must be applauded for the step they have taken which may not go down too well with some families. The interests of all must be looked after and the council has done that, which hopefully will satisfy most. The rules do mean there is scope for ornaments and other memorabilia as long as they are placed in specific areas. A good result for all, I hope. - Barry Clarke

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„„ By Emily O’Connell WEST Melton teen Maddie Collins is exceeding expectations by taking her first steps alone, only days after a potentially life-saving kidney transplant. Maddie, 14, and her family were told on January 16 their five-year wait for a kidney match had been found. They flew from Christchurch to Auckland early the following day and Maddie underwent the initial operation at 1pm at Starship Children’s Health. Maddie’s mother Sarah Manson-Collins said hospital staff are “gobsmacked” by her recovery. She said Maddie may be discharged to Ronald McDonald House, Auckland, on Friday. Mrs Manson-Collins said some of the almost $300,000 raised for Maddie will be used to cover transplant expenses and the rest will be saved for future medical costs. She isn’t sure how long this kidney will last but hopes it’s “quite a few years.” Complications following the

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transplant meant it was a long night for the family. Maddie’s new kidney was not working and had no blood flow to it due to a kink in an artery. The surgery was expected to take four to six hours. But after Maddie was taken out of theatre, she was later rushed back in. Surgeons reopened her and unsuccessfully tried to restitch

the artery to remove the kink. They then tried to shorten the artery, but that did not work either. Maddie’s new kidney was then removed and surgeons re-positioned it in a higher position. Her second surgery lasted for more than seven hours. Mrs Manson-Collins told Selwyn Times Maddie’s

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kidney disease, nephrotic syndrome, had not returned yet. Maddie will now spend a few months in Auckland resting and regaining her strength. She received a kidney transplant from her father Adam Collins five years ago but her body rejected it. With only a two per cent chance, the family did not expect to find another kidney match in New Zealand. They were planning a trip to The John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, United States, which had been looking at new kinds of transplants, to find a match. Mrs Manson-Collins said they feel for the family of the donator who lost their loved one, but they were also really thankful for the donation. “We’re so grateful to the family who has donated their family member’s organs so that our daughter can live. We’ll forever be in their debt,” she said. •To donate an organ, get in touch with Organ Donation NZ on 0800 4 DONOR (0800 436 667) or the Ministry of Health on 0800 LIVE DONOR 0800 5483 3666

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•From page 1 It comes after the district council published a list of people buried at Prebbleton Cemetery in a bid to contact next of kin. The list was for burial sites that did not comply with the cemetery bylaw and who the district council had no contacts of next of kin. In 2011, the cemetery bylaw was changed to tighten up what the district council viewed as acceptable and unacceptable for ornaments at burial sites. But the bylaw is now currently being reviewed and has gone out for public consultation – a hearing is to be held on March 8. It said this was because the district council had moved towards lawn cemeteries where the beams are level with the grass. Deputy mayor Malcolm Lyall said some cultures view the decoration around their loved one’s grave site as very special and spend a lot of time there as part of their cultural practices. “We have to draw the line because the decoration does tend to get out of hand at times,” he said. Mr Lyall said ornaments can get blown away and into the mowers maintaining the area causing it to become a hazard and untidy.

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Murder victim’s grave on list ONE OF the names listed on the Prebbleton Cemetery list was Lisa Hurrell who was beaten and stabbed to death in her Hornby home in 1998 by Terry Jason Nahi. Nahi was jailed for life in 1999 to the charge of murdering Miss Hurrell, with whom he had been in a stormy and tempestuous relationship since she was 14. He was the father of her three children, but she had a protection order against him at the time. The district council contacted Miss Hurrell’s family asking the bottle and beer cans to be removed from outside of the grave surrounds – but the other ornaments at the site will not be removed. Before the bylaw was changed, Miss Hurrell’s family received permission from the district council to have a concrete edging placed around her burial plot. This was to allow the ornaments and flowers to remain within the concrete edging. Lisa’s mother Carolyn Hurrell said there were some empty beer cans in front of the concrete edging of Lisa’s grave which she has removed. She was relieved the district

TREASURED: Lisa Hurrell, who died in 1998 is buried at the Prebbleton Cemetery. Before the cemetery bylaw changed in 2011, her family received permission from the district council to have a concrete edging placed around her burial plot for her ornaments.

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Selwyn’s most popular books „„ By Georgia O’Connor-Harding BRITISH AUTHOR Lee Child’s Make Me has taken out the top spot for Selwyn’s most hotly read book for the year. The thriller novel in the Jack Reacher series was named the overall most popular book issued between January 1, 2017, to date at district council libraries across Selwyn. The Jack Reacher series is a popular choice with readers with Night School sitting in fourth place for the overall top five adult books issued.  District council libraries manager Vicki Carlyon said Child continues to be a worldwide phenomenon so she wasn’t surprised to see two of his thrillers in the top five adult books.  The overall top five popular books vary in genre and includes Joanna Trollope’s City of Friends, and children book Liz Pichon’s The Brilliant World of Tom Gates. For younger readers, the top teenage book issued was James Dashner’s  young adult postapocalyptic dystopian science fiction novel The Maze Runner. Dystopian science fiction is a popular theme for teenage books issued with Veronica

Roth’s Divergent sitting in fifth place equal with Todd Strasser’s Boot Camp.  “Movie tie-ins can really intensify the popularity of books, which has definitely been the case for both The Maze Runner and Divergent,” Ms Carlyon said. The Brilliant World of Tom Gates and The Very Brave Bear are children’s most popular books of choice. Andy Griffiths’ The 26-Storey Treehouse was the third most

popular children’s book issued with Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck and Rachel Renée Russell’s Dork Diaries: Dear Dork. Ms Carlyon said there has been a real surge in popularity in children’s fiction where text is broken up with comic-type pictures throughout. She said Gates and Griffiths’ books are great examples of this. The highest number of books were issued from Rolleston Library.

Selwyn’s most popular books issued between January 1, 2017 and January this year. Top five overall most popular books: 1 Make Me – Lee Child 2 The Whistler – John Grisham 3 City of Friends – Joanna Trollope 4 The Brilliant World of Tom Gates – Liz Pichon 5 The Very Brave Bear – Nick Bland Top five adult books: 1 Make Me – Lee Child 2 The Whistler – John Grisham 3 City of Friends – Joanna Trollope 4 Night School – Lee Child 5 A Distant Journey – Di Morrissey Top five teen books: 1 The Maze Runner – James Dashner 2 Maximum Security – Robert Muchamore 3 The Recruit – Robert Muchamore 4 Lady Midnight – Cassandra Clare 5 Divergent – Veronica Roth / Boot camp – Todd Strasser Top five children’s books: 1 The Brilliant World of Tom Gates 2 The Very Brave Bear 3 The 26-storey Treehouse 4 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck - Jeff Kinney 5  Dork Diaries: Dear Dork Rachel Renée Russell

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„„ By Georgia O’Connor-Harding THE DISTRICT council has spent $17,000 on milk since June 2016. Figures released to Selwyn Times under the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act shows $11,000 was spent on milk purchases in the 2016/17 financial year. A further $6000 has been spent on milk in the current financial year to date. District council chief executive David Ward milk is purchased by the district council for various meetings and its staff morning and afternoon breaks. District councillor Pat McEvedy said a lot of visitors come into its Rolleston headquarters and often get a cup of tea. In comparison, the Christchurch City Council spent a larger sum on milk – $80,109 – in the 2016/17 financial year, and to date has spent $46,374 on milk in the current financial year. Meanwhile, the district council spent $3924 on alcohol and $1272 on non-alcoholic beverages between November 2016 and January 2018. Alcohol was provided at various community group meetings and business functions.

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Alexander’s quarry comments slammed Claim about dust upsets residents „„ By Emily O’Connell WEEDONS residents are angry Selwyn district councillor Mark Alexander says dust won’t be an issue with the quarry planned for the area. Cr Alexander sent an email to Weedons Residents Association secretary Gary Doyle saying while traffic could an issue, dust wouldn’t be. Cr Alexander’s comments were reported in Selwyn Times last week, which prompted a quick response. Weedons residents Simon Moore and Stephen Bain said they were “horrified” by the councillor’s comments. “Mr Alexander has actually thwarted and obstructed the democratic process and must resign,” Mr Bain told Selwyn Times. Fulton Hogan is planning a quarry on a 170ha section of land on Dawsons, Curraghs and Jones Rds which borders Weedons and Templeton. Said Cr Alexander in his email to the Mr Doyle: “I would say based on the new Rolleston quarry’s operation, dust

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should not be an issue as any new consents should not allow any dust to cross the quarry’s boundaries.” Cr Alexander told Selwyn Times he was “surprised at the tone” of the responses, but understands residents are upset at the prospect of a quarry. He said the district council is always “neutral and independent” and in a resource consent process, it is like a referee in a sports match.

“District council doesn’t create the rules, we have to impartially manage them,” Cr Alexander said. In the email, he suggested residents’ best way forward was to create “a new, separate, incorporated society to submit against these consent applications.” Cr Alexander also said residents could face legal costs of about $150,000 fighting the resource consent process.

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This has angered Mr Moore. “I will not be spending $150,000 to do your job that you have been elected and paid to do. Can I suggest that you get off your chuff and represent me as I expect as a ratepayer.” Cr Alexander said he “gave his honest and independent opinion, based on his experience” with the Rolleston quarry. The Rolleston quarry opened in 2013 on a section of land between Wards, Sandy Knolls and Kerrs Rds. Cr Alexander said he would not resign. Mr Doyle said it was Cr Alexander’s “choice to make.” “I would say there’s as much chance of (Cr Alexander) resigning as a snowball lasting in hell,” he said. Cr Alexander said: “I’m the only district councillor who has offered any public advise to these residents. So in my view, I am

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doing my job,” he said. Christchurch city councillor Jimmy Chen is concerned about the quarry, its health effects and whether it will devalue nearby properties. He has sent emails to Mayor Sam Broughton and Environment Canterbury chairman Steve Lowndes. Cr Chen also plans to talk to Wigram MP Megan Woods, MP Amy Adams, Mayor Lianne Dalziel and other city councillors. “Generally speaking, I’ll do my best on behalf of the Templeton residents to express their concerns regarding this issue,” Cr Chen said. District council planning manager Jesse Burgess said the council has not received a resource consent application from Fulton Hogan yet. In a letter sent to residents near the proposed quarry, Fulton Hogan said it would be there for 25-40 years.

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Fund to help Rolleston fire families raises nearly $1700 A PUBLIC relief fund to support families affected by the Knights Rd fire in Rolleston last month has raised nearly $1700. The mayoral relief fund, established by Mayor Sam Broughton, has raised $1675 and received 34 donations. On December 23, a large scrub fire at Knights Rd, forced the evacuations of residents on Hoskyns Rd while three helicopters, 12 fire trucks, eight tankers and three rural units battled the blaze. It also destroyed two houses and badly damaged two sheds. Mr Broughton said the incident is a tragedy for the affected families. “This couldn’t have happened at a worse time – coming right before Christmas. “But we’ve been encouraged by the many offers of help from the community,” he said. Mr Broughton said the district council wants to help the community support those who have been affected, and the

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best way people can help right now is by cash donations. “We encourage anyone who wants to help to make a donation, no matter how big or small.” Donations can be made to the mayoral relief fund by online banking. Mr Broughton said a decision will be made in about two weeks on when the fund will close.

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Your Local Views Help reduce plastic pollution Lincoln Envirotown trustee Dr Sue Jarvis writes about the trust’s plan to reduce the amount of plastic Selwyn residents throw away I have just read that New Zealanders throw away 541 million plastic straws a year and straws are the most common items collected during beach clean-ups. And what about all the plastic bags, plastic bottles, plastic tooth brushes and all the other throw away plastic items?   It seems that sea life is mistaking

bits of plastic for food, which then gets into the food chain – even into us. Sea life is also killed trying to eat or getting caught in plastic. There are health effects of compounds such as plasticizers that leach out of plastic containers into our food – some of which are hormone mimics affecting human and animal hormones and may contribute to the reproductive problems in fish (such as producing all females), reduced sperm

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count in humans and possibly cancers. So I am passionate about reducing the amount of plastics we use and throw away – and Lincoln Envirotown Trust is planning to make this one of the projects for 2018. Of course, Lincoln Envirotown has been working on reducing waste, including plastics, since 2006 when we first started, with one of our first actions being the delivery of reusable shopping bags to all Lincoln residents. Last year we were involved in many Selwyn-wide environmental efforts such as The Responsible Business Awards, battery recycling, the Kim Hill Hot Topic (water), KidsFest holiday programme, cleaning up the Liffey Stream and monitoring its water quality, fruit trees in schools and the huge Bioblitz event. This year – we’ll have most of those plus a new, exciting Matariki event. If anyone else wants to help reduce the plastic pollution, check out www.facebook.com/ LincolnEnvirotown or phone Sue on 329 5858. Everyone is welcome to come to the LET meetings, first Monday of the month 7pm, Lincoln Event Centre. We often have interesting speakers – go along and get involved.

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A reader has their say on consultation over a new bus service trial between Ellesmere and Christchurch Val McTurk – I live at Leeston and commute to Lincoln most days to take a bus into the city. I would like to see a bus service from Southbridge through Leeston, even if it connected with the Lincoln express bus which leaves Lincoln University at 7.20am each morning. You could return on the express which leaves at approximately 5.20pm each day to Lincoln where a connecting bus through to Leeston/ Southbridge would be available for the workers. Some 20 odd years ago, my late husband drove the bus from Southbridge through to the city via Hornby. He did a number of trips during the day through to Lincoln with the last bus leaving the city at 5.10pm through to Southbridge. It worked well until the service was deleted. Prior to that, a service ran right through to Southbridge from the city. Leeston and Southbridge are growing with triple the

number of people now living in Leeston as opposed to back in the early 1990s when we lived out there. There are numerous new sub divisions going up. I am sure a number of retired people would use a bus service from Southbridge/Leeston to go to Lincoln or to Hornby, which is unable to be reached at the moment by the bus services provided. It goes down Springs Rd and diverts at the roundabout to go down Blenheim Rd and misses out Hornby and Church Corner totally which is silly. Most people from the Leeston/Lincoln area like to shop at Hornby or Church Corner. The service would have to be cost effective and convenient for the passenger, otherwise people will not use the service if it is too expensive.

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News Honey pioneers build in Springfield from Pocock Rd to the second entrance-way of the processing shed. Honey Droplet director Raymond Neil would not comment about the factory to Selwyn Times. But he told the Springfield Township Committee in November a single-storey building is expected to be operational between JuneJuly this year. Mr Neil said it will employ between four to five people and run the business at a minimal noise. Springfield Township Committee chairman Graeme Dawson said it is “pretty exciting” because it is the only company that does this particular operation in the world. Former mayor and Springfield resident Bill Woods said the neighbours are happy as the factory is UNIQUE: Established in 1977, Honey Droplet New Zealand Co Ltd not going to interfere with created the world’s first solid honey product. ​ the township. •HAVE YOUR SAY: resource consent cover operation will be MondayWhat do you think operational noise, vehicle Friday, 5am-9pm, and in the about Springfield getting a peak season Monday-Sunday, up movements, landscaping and honey factory? Email your light spill/glare. to 24 hours a day. views to georgia.oconnor@ Annavale Rd will be upgraded starmedia.kiwi Other conditions of the

„„ By Georgia O’Connor-Harding THE FIRST company in the world to create solid honey will set up a new factory in Springfield. Honey Droplet New Zealand is in the process of establishing a new shed and a honey packaging and distribution business on Annavale Rd. In 1972, the business was approached by the medical industry and asked if it could create a 100 per cent solid honey lozenge which would not melt in warm weather. About 18 months later, the business created the first solid honey product and, by 1975, had patented its technology around the world, including in the United States, United Kingdom, Japan and Switzerland. The company manufactures millions of honey lozenges annually. Resource consent for the factory was approved in May 2016. Construction may be in four stages. About 30 full-time equivalent staff are expected to be engaged in an activity at any one time at the shed which will be no larger than 2087m2 when completed. The standard hours of

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Toilet upgrade for Castle Hill „„ By Georgia O’Connor-Harding CASTLE HILL is the next on the district council’s list to get new public toilets. Springfield is also in line to get its waste water treatment system upgraded. The district council released an update on toilet provisions across Selwyn covering the current financial year. An upgrade worth $145,000 will be undertaken at the Springfield waste water treatment system while Castle Hill will receive new $166,300 toilets. The upgrades are funded from the district council’s tourism infrastructure fund. About $164,800 has been spent on new toilets at Foster Park, Rolleston, and $144,500 on new toilets at Rolleston Reserve in the current financial year. District council parks and land manager Cameron Warr said it is also looking at options to upgrade the public toilets at the Lincoln Domain. District councillor Grant Miller previously told Selwyn Times a renovation plan is in place for the existing toilets near the corner of Gerald St and Kildare Tce, Lincoln. But Mr Warr said the Lincoln plan is yet to be confirmed.

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Activities to keep kids busy A PYJAMA day, mini golf and a trip to Christchurch’s Inflatable World – children have been taking part in a range of fun activities as part of the Busy Bumbles Holiday Programme. Rolleston, Leeston, Lincoln, Templeton and Burnham have been taking part in a new programme of activities as part of the school holidays. The holiday programme began with a mermaids and pirates-themed day before the children travelled into Christchurch to try out their skills at CaddyShack Mini Golf Christchurch. They also spent a fun day at Inflatable World. Other days included a water-themed day, waffles and pyjama day, weird and wacky Wednesday and slumber party. The fun will continue this week with an exciting line-up for children including a sports day, a trip to Orana Wildlife Park, a rainbow-themed day and games day.

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Karen Hulston Our People Former army trainer and mother West Melton resident Karen Hulston has been running a boot camp in the township for the past four years. The former army physical trainer has now launched an online workout in a bid to combat obesity. She spoke to Georgia O’Connor-Harding How did you come to be interested in running boot camps? I was in the New Zealand Army as a physical training instructor. My last posting before I was released, I got posted to Burnham Military Camp. After working at Burnham I met my husband who lives in West Melton. We got married and had a family and we got to a stage where we had so many kids, it was more expensive to put them in full-time childcare than what I was getting paid in the army. I kind of had to pretty much leave the army. It was cheaper for me to look after the kids myself. So

HELPING OTHERS: Karen Hulston now has more than 120 people taking part in her West Melton-based boot camp. PHOTO: EDWIN MEEK

I did leave the army and as soon as I left, I got caught up in the whole raising the kids and my health and fitness went from being amazingly fit – when I was in the army I was pretty much fitter than three quarters of the

army – to being extremely unfit. I couldn’t even run the length of our section without feeling like I was going to fall over and throw up. I guess that realisation made me decide enough was enough. So I designed myself

a programme like one I used to design for the soldiers in the army. I stuck to it. I was quite lucky. I dropped about 25-30kg and started to get my fitness back. I still wasn’t at that amazing fitness level but I just thought

‘I want to help others’. Where did the idea for a boot camp come from? I just randomly advertised I am running a boot camp in 2013. Being in the military, I didn’t know of any other programme to run. I just advertised it locally and I got 17 people – they were all females at the time. Most were mothers like me who had gained weight and were unhealthy. They all achieved these amazing results. It was six weeks. They (asked) are you going to run another boot camp. I guess out of obligation I ran another one because I didn’t want to leave them. Then it came into winter and I managed to talk to the West Melton School who loaned me the hall. From there, it got bigger and bigger. Now I have boot camps of well over 120 people. Why did you decide to set up an online website? The problem is it has got to a stage where it has got so big and I have got so many people on a daily basis I have trained before or they know of me. I really like helping out people and I don’t like saying I don’t have enough time. That is where the idea of doing the online boot camp came from.

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wages war on obesity What do you think of the obesity situation in New Zealand? That is one of the biggest factors that motivated me to run these online boot camps. Here in little old West Melton, I can’t help as many people as I would like. Where as the idea popped into my head if I was to do something online that people could do in their own time, then they don’t have excuses like they have got kids at home or husbands working late or moved over to Australia and can’t come to classes. How long were you living an unhealthy lifestyle for? Quite a while – when I took relief from the army in about 2010 maybe 2011. A good two or three years. To be honest, I never told anyone I was in the army. Because I moved to West Melton I was just known as the wife of a husband who had lived here all of his life. I never told anyone I was in the army and was a fitness trainer because, too be honest, I was a bit embarrassed. As soon as someone from playgroup asks you what you used to do and you say a personal trainer in the army, they look you up and down and say ‘really?’ It was definitely a huge rut. A lot

of my clients I have today are very similar. They come to me because they also used to be fit and strong and then something has happened in their life. It must have helped you a lot with training others? I can honestly say, as much as I don’t like to admit it, if I had gone straight from the military to taking civilians for a boot camp I don’t think I would have any clients right now. Because I was so tough when I was in the army. I remember in the army when I was in my early 20s, I had just finished all my training, I remember taking some of the army females that had just had babies and saying there is no excuse for being unfit. I said I cannot believe you cannot do these press-ups and cannot run this far. But it was just because I hadn’t gone through it myself. I remember the administration unit had a lot of females that had just had babies. Now every time I see an administrator in the army, I feel compelled to go up and say I am so sorry. It is not until you go through it yourself you have a sense of how easy it can be to get into that rut. How did you come to be one of the first female

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rest of my life’. I don’t have good willpower. How did you make that change? When I was in the army, I really admired physical training instructors. I loved how they got paid to exercise all day and take classes. Everyone would say to me ‘there is no way they would take a female into their core unit’. It was about 1998. I was one of those people when you say ‘no’ that is a challenge and I want

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it even more. Because of that, I started training in Waiouru Military Camp. Then I did this selection course. I was the only female out of these amazingly strong and fit males. It was quite intimidating because there were a few men who didn’t want me there and they hadn’t even been selected themselves. At the end of the selection course I was selected. It was a physically gruelling course and I haven’t looked back. There are heaps of females now. It must have been a big change leaving the army? It’s a huge change. For me, my main objective in life was to be in the top 75 per cent because I was a trainer. I put the pressure on myself. I felt I had to be fitter than at least 75 per cent of my class. Quite often I would take a class of 500 to 600 soldiers. You would think if you weren’t fit yourself they wouldn’t listen to what you have to say. I don’t feel that pressure at all now. I don’t think people are worried so much. •To check out the online workout website, Boot Camp with Kaz, go to bootcampwithkaz.co.nz

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SELWYN TIMES EXPLOSIVE: Weedons’ Shannon Dunnett scored 24 from 20 deliveries at the top of the order. PHOTOS: KAREN CASEY

SPORTS

ALL OR NOTHING: Lincoln’s Hugh Paterson goes for a big shot but is bowled.

YOUNGSTER: Lochie Stove took two wickets and scored 10 runs in Weedons’ 25-run loss to Cheviot. (Below) – Darfield/South Malvern’s Andrew Inch smashes a ball through the covers.

ORTHODOX: Leeston-Southbridge’s Sam McGuire plays a great looking drive during their loss to Sefton.

Selwyn sides re-focus on one-day competition IT WAS a torrid weekend for Selwyn clubs in the Canterbury country twenty20 tournament at Mandeville Sports Centre on Saturday. The competition essentially came down to one-off games to

decide the semi-finalists after last weekend’s opening two rounds were rained off. No Selwyn team made it to the semi-final stage with LeestonSouthbridge, Lincoln, Weedons and Darfield/South Malvern all

suffering defeats on Saturday. Leeston-Southbridge lost to Sefton, Lincoln lost to Southbrook, Weedons lost to Cheviot, and Darfield/South Malvern lost to Oxford. The Selwyn teams will

now turn their attention to the country premier one-day competition which restarts on Saturday. After 10 rounds, LeestonSouthbridge lead the competition on 51 points, ahead of Weedons

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Milligan takes 86 lead; Ransley crashes out „„ By Gordon Findlater PREBBLETON drivers Jack Milligan and Jaden Ransley were at opposite ends of the spectrum during the latest round of the Toyota 86 Championship in Invercargill. Milligan had another consistent performance behind the wheel at the weekend to take the championship lead, while Ransley’s season is potentially over after hitting a wall at Teretonga Park. The Prebbleton Jack pair both featured Milligan prominently in the qualifying session and opening race on Saturday. Ransley had secured a rare double pole and went out in the first race keen to retain his position Jaden – but it was not Ransley to be. Instead Milligan hunted Ransley down over the opening half dozen laps before completing a clean pass to take the lead. The victory moved Milligan into the overnight

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Brettkelly wins stroke play title in play-off SPORTS HORORATA’S Dominic Brettkelly held his nerve in a sudden death play-off to claim the Canterbury stroke play title at Waitikiri at the weekend. Brettkelly, 18, fired rounds of 71, 70 and 71 to finish tied on 212 with Rangiora’s Kazuma Kobori. Brettkelly needed just two holes to prevail in the play-off. He also became the inaugural winner of the Ron Clement Memorial Trophy, which is awarded to the top under-19 player at the tournament. Clement had a very long list of achievements throughout

his career. In particular, he was part of the winning Canterbury team, which included Bob Charles, that won the NZ Freyberg (now known as the NZ men’s interprovincial) in 1957, 1962 and 1965. He also won the Canterbury stroke play title on four occasions. A full field of 96 players contested the Canterbury stroke play tournament. The women’s section was won by Russley’s Juliana Hung with rounds of 75, 69 and 68. Both Brettkelly and Hung were rewarded with 49in televisions for their efforts.

CONSISTENT: Jack Milligan has taken the lead in the Toyota 86 Championship.

championship lead which he did not relinquish. In the second race on Sunday morning, Ransley crashed out when his car and that of driver Bramley King made contact. The Ransley car was written off when it slid at high speed off the track and into the tyre wall. In race three, Milligan carved his way through the field to briefly hold second before he slid wide to finish third and secure another podium.

Two rounds remain in the championship with the next one at the New Zealand Grand Prix meeting at Manfeild from February 9-11. Championship standings (top eight): Jack Milligan 702pts, 1; Michael Scott 694pts, 2; Connor Adams 654pts, 3; Jordan Baldwin 638pts, 4; Jaden Ransley 561pts, 5; Tom Alexander 505pts, 6; Bramwell King 504pts, 7; Sam Wright 387pts, 8.

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Join the Aotearoa Bike Challenge and win! Selwyn residents are being encouraged to take part in the Aotearoa Bike Challenge, which is taking place across New Zealand this February – encouraging fitness, good mental health and a love of bike riding. Workplaces can register in different categories, with great prizes up for grabs such as e-bikes and Macpac backpacks, for riding just 10 minutes at a time. The teams which get the highest percentage of their staff riding for their size category will win.

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School Road Safety Coordinator Stephanie Hautler says she was initially nervous getting on the road to ride to work with only off-road biking experience.

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“As part of my role is to promote cycling I thought I should walk the talk! The shortest route is not always the safest and I have hunted out some quieter roads which only add two minutes to the trip and with practice comes confidence and I now really enjoy the 15 minute commute,” she says.

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The free Selwyn District Libraries ‘Time for Fun’ activities have begun for 2018. These take place each Saturday afternoon at 2pm at Darfield, Leeston, Lincoln and Rolleston libraries. Most events are for all ages, including for adults, with children younger than eight years old requiring active adult supervision.

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This Saturday head along to any library for the Kids’ Summer Reading BINGO! live prize draw for those who have taken part in the Summer in Selwyn BINGO! challenge. Be in to win fantastic prizes and celebrate a summer of reading! Other upcoming Time for Fun activities include: LEGO®, where you can bring the family and build something new, have great big fun with Giant Games, learn to programme a BeeBot, create a variety of crafty treasures with Craft and enjoy a fun, interactive session of stories, songs, rhyme and bubbles at Rhymetime (aimed at children under 18 months and up).

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Head to selwynlibraries.co.nz for dates and details of all Term 1 Time for Fun! activities.

The Selwyn Aquatic Centre admission prices are set to rise on 1 February 2018 for only the second time since the Centre opened in June 2013. The Council approved the recommended increase following its annual pricing review. The last increase was on 1 January 2016.

Arthur’s Pass gets second recycling station

Aquatic Facilities Manager Kathy Moore says the Centre’s prices have been well researched during the annual review and took into consideration increasing annual costs such as electricity, staffing, pool chemicals, and maintenance.

A second alpine recycling station was installed in Arthur’s Pass in December – just in time for the holidays. The site is located at the campground, adjacent to the public toilets.

“The new pricing is in line with other similar facilities in Canterbury and will enable the Centre to reach its annual revenue target, which aims to achieve a 50/50 cost recovery result with user pays and rates subsidy,” Ms Moore says.

This is a welcome addition to the Village following the opening of the first station that has already diverted over 10 tonnes of recycling from landfill since its installation in February last year. The location of the new station is expected to be particularly useful for recyclables generated by campers and visitors to the area.

The pricing review considered charges at facilities including the Christchurch City Council pools (Jellie Park, Graham Condon, Pioneer), the Caroline Bay Aquatic Centre in Timaru, the EA Networks Centre in Ashburton, and Dudley Pool in Rangiora. The adult fee is increasing from $5.50 to $6, while the cost for a child to swim will increase from $3.20 to $3.50. Students will pay $5, up from $4.50. Family group, memberships and concession card pricing have also increased across the board. All Aqua Fitness classes will be set at a flat $9 cost for casuals. Holders of Gold Card and Community Services cards receive discounted fees. The increases will take effect from Thursday 1 February 2018.

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Both stations have been funded with support from the Ministry for the Environment’s Waste Minimisation Fund. Waste Management NZ Ltd funded the cost of site works at both locations. The recycling stations are constructed from modified 20 foot shipping containers and fitted with kea proof flaps to reduce the risk of the inquisitive birds moving the bin contents elsewhere or harming themselves by eating the contents.

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Notices MOBILE LIBRARY TIMETABLE Wednesdsay 24 January Rakaia Huts 9.10–9.30am Foster Park Playground 10.30am–12pm Thursday 25 January Foster Park Playground 10.30am–12pm St John of God, Rolleston 1–1.30pm Prebbleton Tavern 3.30–5.30pm Monday 29 January Upper Selwyn Huts 10–10.45am Lincoln Childcare and Preschool 11–11.30am Prebbleton Child Care 1.15–1.45pm Tuesday 30 January Burnham Kindy 9.40–10.10am Burnham PreSchool 10.15–10.45am Dunsandel Childcare 12.20–12.40pm Paradise for Little Angels 1.30–2pm PREBBLETON CEMETERY The Council cemetery team would like to contact the families of the following person interred at Prebbleton cemetery. Kolo, Viliami Ofa If you are a family member or know any family members of the above person, could you

please ask them to contact the cemeteries team on 347 2969 or email cemeteries@selwyn. govt.nz. ALCOHOL NOTICES An application for the renewal of an off license has been received from Clearwater Investments Limited. Objections are open until 15 January. An application for the renewal of an on license has been received from Hickman Hospo Limited. Objections are open until 5 February. An application for the renewal of an off license has been received from Rolleston Supermarket Limited. Objections are open until 6 February. For more information please visit www. selwyn.govt.nz/alcoholnotices LADBROOKS HALL The Ladbrooks Hall seismic strengthening works are complete and the hall is now open normal hours. For information on the hall go to www.selwyn.govt.nz. SOCIAL HOUSING Selwyn District Council is seeking Registrations of Interest (ROI) from New Zealand Registered Charities with an interest in providing local social

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housing within Selwyn. Tenders will be submitted as part of a deadline sale process. Council are reducing their housing stock, and resolved to declare surplus and dispose of a number of houses and one section on Ritso Street in Darfield. The properties are in the process of a complex disposal process and are now being offered to NZ Charities. Each property has a benchmark price to meet due to right of first refusal obligations with local iwi. If the properties do not sell through this tender process they will be offered for sale on the open market. Charities should register their interest through the Gets website Gets.govt.nz notice number 19368008. ROI close on Friday 9 February at 5pm.

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COUNCIL & COMMUNITY BOARD Unless stated meetings are held at Rolleston Council Building.

Property Committee Wed 7 Feb 9am Audit & Risk Subcommittee Wed 7 Feb 3pm LOCAL COMMITTEES & ASSOCIATIONS Coalgate/Glentunnel Reserve Management Committee Tue 23 Jan 8pm Coalgate Fire Station Glenroy Community Hall Committee Tue 23 Jan 7.30pm Glenroy Hall Hororata Citizens Committee Tue 23 Jan 7.30pm Hororata Hall

10.30am–12.30pm, Foster Park Playground, Rolleston The Mobile Library will be popping up at the new Foster Park Playground. Take part in fun, free activities, play games, explore the mobile library and more!

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Selwyn District Council Sister Cities Committee Meeting will be held on Wednesday 31 January at 5.30pm. Anyone interested in travelling to China, Japan and Toraja at their own expense later this year are welcome to attend. Please RSVP to Bernadette Ryan 347 2830 or bernadette. ryan@selwyn.govt.nz.

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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.

Foster Park Playground Pop-Up Library

Ladbrooks Community Hall Committee Fri 9 Feb 7.30pm Ladbrooks Hall Leeston Community Committee Mon 5 Feb 7.30pm, Leeston Library Community Room Leeston Park Committee Mon 29 Jan 8pm Leeston Park Pavilion Tai Tapu Community Association Inc. Wed 7 Feb 7.30pm Tai Tapu Library Weedons Residents Association Committee AGM Tue 13 Feb 7.30pm Weedons Domain

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10.30–11.30am, Lincoln Library We all know about the Japanese cutsie pop-culture of Hello Kitty® and Pushkin® – have a go at our cutsie crafts – includes origami, making bookmarks and hand sew a cute cat cushion! Recommended for children age eight and over due to the use of sewing equipment. Free – bookings are required.

New World Rolleston Picnic in the Park – Springston 5.30–7.30pm, Springston Domain Pop down to Springston Domain with the family for a picnic. Live music, bouncy castles, face painting, Pedalmania, entertainment and more!

Faringdon Pool Party – Southbridge 2–4pm, Southbridge Pool Head to Southbridge Pool for a party! The DJ will be playing your favourite songs, with inflatables, games, prizes, a sausage sizzle and loads of fun.

Don’t be fooled by the rain! Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ) has advised that the Restricted Fire Season remains in place in Selwyn despite recent rainfall.

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The rain has promoted new growth in some areas of the district which will likely dry out as summer continues, creating a potential fire hazard. With high temperatures expected throughout the remainder of summer, FENZ and the Council are urging all property owners to ensure lawns, paddocks and berms are kept short. Long grass can be grazed or mowed to minimise the risk of it catching fire. When mowing, make sure to do it in the evening or in cooler conditions. Take care with any activities that may produce sparks on hot dry days, and even more so if it is windy – such activities include grinding, welding and even mowing lawns on stony ground. If you see long grass on a property which causes concern, we encourage residents to politely suggest that the lawn or verge be cut. To make a complaint about a fire hazard such as long grass on lawns or verges contact the Council at www.selwyn.govt.nz/helpline or phone 03 347 2800. You can also report issues using the app Snap, Send, Solve. If you want to light any fire, you must first visit www.checkitsalright.nz to learn the rules in your area.

On the roads this week

Footpath reconstructions will be carried out on Blakes Road and Cathcart Crescent. These footpaths will be closed during these works.

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

5.30–7.30pm, Lincoln Domain Pop down to Lincoln Domain with the family for a picnic. Live music, bouncy castles, face painting, Pedalmania, entertainment and more!

Jumpstart the Muse – Two day poetry class SAT–SUN

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Stabilised seal repairs will be occurring on Knights Road, Curraghs Road, Dawsons Road and Leaches Road. Reseals will be carried out on Dunns Crossing Road and Coleridge Road. A reconstruction will occur on Southbridge Leeston Road. Please stop on request at these sites.

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

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New World Rolleston Picnic in the Park – Lincoln

The Laboratory, Lincoln, 11am–5pm Looking for inspiration? Can’t find the time to write? Want to meet some other poetry enthusiasts and have fun writing? A workshop packed full of writing exercises, designed to get the creative juices flowing. Suitable for all levels. $25 per person, per day.

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

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BIG: Cosmopolitan ground beetles are one of the most widespread and abundant beetles found in the backyard.

Beetle prowls at night Mike Bowie is an ecologist who specialises in entomology (insects and other invertebrates). Each week he introduces a new species found in his backyard at Lincoln. His column aims to raise public awareness of biodiversity, the variety of living things around us GROUND BEETLES are in the family carabidae and consist of 461 known species in New Zealand, although as many as 800 may be present here. The cosmopolitan ground beetle (laemostenus complanatus) is one of the most widespread species and abundant larger beetles around

your backyard. The accidentally introduced ground beetle is all bluey-black, 13-16mm long, nocturnal and flightless. They are very commonly found in disturbed habitats in compost and under piles of wood or stones. They are not found in native forest areas. Little is known about the

ecology of the species. However, it is thought that both the adults and the larvae are generalist predators of small insects and other invertebrates. In agricultural landscapes, ground beetles are known to be significant predators of aphids and other soft-bodied invertebrates such as slugs. 

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Colourful way of a fun day out „„ By Georgia O’Connor-Harding IF BEING pelted in brightlycoloured cornflower based paint while manoevring your way through an obstacle course sounds like a fun day out – you are in luck. The Rolleston and Districts Lions Club will hold its first Rolleston Colour Fun Day to raise funds for its organisation.  The day involves participants being doused from head to toe in non-toxic colourful powder as they make their way at their own pace through a 2.5km track at Helpet Park. Throughout the course there will be between five to six stations where sponsored companies will blast participants with a specific colour. Rolleston New World and Storage King Rolleston have so far agreed to sponsoring the event. Organiser and the Lion’s club secretary Heather Kissell said the course will include different obstacles and at the end a pit marked out for “ a bit of a paint bonanza”.   She wanted to emphasise the day is a fun day and not a colour run.  “You can run it if you want to but there is no prizes for being first and I think you miss out

on a lot. It is a day to enjoy with your family,” Mrs Kissell said.  The colourful craze is inspired by The Color Run event, a fun run event which first originated in Phoenix, Arizona in 2011 and has since been experienced by 6 million people worldwide.   Mrs Kissell said while most people she had spoken to over the age of 40 did not understand the event, those under the age of 40 go “wow that is fantastic”.  The event will be limited to 1000 tickets, due to it being the club’s first time running it, Mrs Kissell said. While it has not been decided what the money raised from the day will go to, Mrs Kissell said she like it to go to the community in some way. She said the money may go towards a new ambulance for St John Selwyn Central which the club, along with other neighbouring Selwyn Lions clubs, are in the process of raising funds for. Mrs Kissell said while pushers and prams are fine for the event, bikes and dogs can’t be included.  •The Rolleston Colour Fun Day will be held on Sunday, February 18, 11am-3pm at  Helpet Park. To book tickets go to https://www. eventfinda.co.nz/2018/ colour-fun-day/selwyn

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procure original art An emerging Christchurch artist, who has been painting as a hobby for a number of years, is now using her talents to create an exciting new business – May’s Masterpiece. Taking a pause from the hustle and bustle of corporate life when she and her partner welcomed their first child, May Stewart found the opportunity to devote some time to her long-time passion and earlier this year launched her website, on which she showcases her artworks and services. May also paints commission works, producing beautiful paintings to client specifications. “My point of difference is that I’m highly adaptable and not limited to a set style.” May’s works range from traditional and realistic to animated and abstract. Traditionally, creating artworks is a very self-indulging and selfishly expressive activity, she says, and artists create artworks based on their own vision for their own pleasure or purpose. “How often would you come across a piece of work, and you happen to share the same connection or interpretation as the artist?”, May asks. “Or on a more practical term, have you ever found an artwork that perfectly fits your purpose, room style and colour scheme?” What May does best is when a client wants a bespoke artwork, they bring her a picture of something they want painted – a special place, a family member or a pet, for

example, and they can also bring in a picture of a style they like that they might have come across on the internet, and May can combine the two. “I want to change the way people typically procure artworks. I want to make it easy and accessible for people to own original paintings that are beautiful, meaningful and fit for purpose. “You no longer have to try and find a piece that ‘kind of works’ in your space. You can have a piece that ‘works perfectly’ in your home and matches your personality, your story and mood, a piece that’s stunning, with relevance.” Original artworks also make ideal gifts, and if you don’t know what to have painted, gift vouchers are available for them to decide. May started her art training at Lincoln High School, where some influential art teachers set her on her path. What started as an indulgent hobby has a new lease of life and she is thrilled she can now take it to a commercial level. “I hope to grow the business so I can do it full time.” Her website, maysmasterpiece.co.nz, features a selection of her works for sale, which demonstrate her versatility, as well as testimonials from clients who have had bespoke works painted. She also has a Facebook page, May’s Art. To discuss your art requirements, contact May on 021 889 397, or email her through her website www.maysmasterpiece. co.nz.


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Lincoln Decision Day helps students choose future 2018 has come around quickly. Maybe school is fast becoming a memory, or perhaps you are looking for a new direction. If you are new to tertiary study, 2018 might even be fees free, giving you the perfect start to your academic study. On 25 January Lincoln University is holding its Decision Day event on campus, from 9am to 4pm. Experts will be available to answer your questions about what to study, help you enrol and discuss your options so that the decision about where to study becomes easier. Lincoln is gearing up for a big year, adding new majors to its popular Commerce degrees as well as new programmes, to make sure it is offering choice to students. Students are now able to include a transferable environmental management major into a commerce degree, ensuring they are ready to meet the environmental challenges they will face in the future. Or they can include Event Management, Parks and Outdoor Recreation, Tourism Management and Water Management, bringing new skills, perspectives and depth to their studies. There are also new separate majors in Supply Chain Management and Global Business in the Bachelor of Commerce as well as new programmes such as the Master of Professional Accounting (CPA) and the Bachelor of Commerce (Agriculture and Professional Accounting), both of which prepare students to qualify as a professional accountants.

There is also the Master of Business in Finance, providing a perspective on finance in New Zealand and international contexts, with reference to sustainability, agribusiness, entrepreneurship, innovation and commercialisation Lincoln still has places in its on-campus student accommodation available, offering an opportunity to enjoy the whole range of student life. But this is only scratching the surface of what’s available. Come along to Decision Day and find out more. That’s an easy one to decide on.

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New course offerings reflect changes at University Lincoln University is offering a raft of innovative new course majors, in recognition of a desire from students and industry for multi-disciplinary flexibility and the delivery of programmes cognisant of contemporary issues. This year, students will be able to include a transferable environmental major in commerce, agricultural science and tourism degrees, ensuring they ready to meet the environmental challenges they will face in the future. Chief academic officer, Professor Bruce McKenzie, said the move showed Lincoln was “putting a stake in the ground and accepting responsibility for providing our new generations with the academic capacity to create and design solutions in the clash between agriculture, water, tourism and conservation”. “Students studying the Bachelor of Agricultural Science will be able to add breadth with a major in Environmental Management, making Lincoln the only university in the country that has this combination of academic achievement.” These additional course majors come after a ringing endorsement of Lincoln University’s role in the national economy, in the recent Transformation Board report, with Chancellor Steve Smith saying it demonstrates how the university will be

critical to delivering better outcomes in land, food and eco-systems into the future. The report relates optimism for the future of Lincoln, and is enthusiastic about collaboration with Crown Research Institutions, industry bodies and other tertiary institutions. It also aims it towards the rank of top five in the world in agricultural studies. This comes as the university embarks upon a process of identifying core disciplines that better concentrate resources in research and teaching and initiatives – grand challenges confronting society that Lincoln can tackle at a worldclass level through a mix of disciplines and in strong collaboration with members of other institutions. Student surveys indicated there was a realization that “Lincoln University could become known as the best university in the world to study primary industries and environmental protection side-by-side; to find a way to be good at agriculture and protect the environment.” The university is also giving more choice in its commerce offerings by adding separate majors in Supply Chain Management and Global Business. The other transferable majors, which students studying for a Bachelor’s degree can include to add depth to their qualification,

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are Event Management, Parks and Outdoor Recreation, Tourism Management and Water Management. Lincoln industry research suggested the primary sector needs talented people with core and edge skills and research capability, while wider predictions estimate a net increase of 49,900 workers in the primary

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A popular Selwyn pastime The success of the Selwyn Motor Fest last November, reflects the popularity of motoring in the district. Home to a number of motor enthusiasts and collectors, weekends see them heading out in their pride and joy. There plenty of directions in which to go. Fill up at Rolleston and catch a coffee or pick up takeaways before some rural cruising or heading into the city. Your day out might include a meal or coffee and cake at one of the superb eateries in Selwyn. Head west, stopping for a bite to eat at Edendale, West Melton, Darfield, Sheffield or Springfield, followed by a pleasant walk out of the sun at McHugh’s Plantation. Further into the Southern Alps and Porter’s Pass may challenge older vehicles with the need for topping up the radiator at the summit. If you make it over, Arthur’s

Pass offers places to dine along with short and long walks, including round the township where there are interesting history plaques. The scenery is stunning while cheeky Keas hang around town. Lake Coleridge is another option. On the way, stop at Hororata for a famous Butcher Pie. Coleridge township is home to one of New Zealand’s first major power stations (built in 1914), sitting on the northern bank of the Rakaia River. A short drive away, the lake is popular for boating and fishing, as is the Waimakariri and Rakaia rivers on Highway 72. This follows the gorges from Amberley to Geraldine cutting through the Selwyn district. Towards the Port Hills, the growing university town of Lincoln is an attractive place to take a stroll with a mix of food options along with the Saturday morning Farmers’ and Craft Market where you can purchase a variety of artisan foods. Tai Tapu also has an established reputation for good food with some lovely garden settings like at The Tap’s sunny courtyard or garden with tree-lined backdrop. Around and over the peninsula, there are some delightful settings Selwyn for a picnic or lunch Motor Fest out. The winding roads will allow you to test

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the vehicle’s cornering with some stunning views along the summit roads. Drop down into Le Bons or Okains bay for a swim and at the latter, tour the interesting Maori and Colonial Museum. Heading from Springston through Leeston to Southbridge, call in for a coffee and food then head a little further down the road to Little Rakaia for a spot of fishing or to Lake Ellesmere, a place favoured by boaties, jet-skiers, kayakers, sailors and windsurfers. It is also a good place for eeling and bird watching. If looking for solitude and a place to rest a while, take a drive along the Kaitorete Spit. Those living in Selwyn are fortunate to be right on the doorstep of Christchurch’s playground with no need to battle traffic to get out of town. Just hop in the car and go, blending a relaxing drive with a social event, recreational pursuit or trip exploring our part of Canterbury.

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Muscle Car Madness is on again this weekend Muscle Car Madness

Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th January Rangiora A&P Showgrounds Adults $18 and Children under $15 FREE Several local cars will participate in this year’s Trillo Metals Muscle Car Madness show, which starts tomorrow and will run until Sunday at the Rangiora A&P Showgrounds. This will be the 28th time the highly acclaimed Muscle Car Madness show is held with cars on show coming from as far away as Keri Keri in the north and Bluff in the south, along with a good selection from the Selwyn district. Over 1,300 cars will be on display over the weekend, with those exhibited varying from day to day. People who have showable cars are able to display these, simply by paying the admission fee at the gate on the day. [Adults are $18 and children under 15 are now free.] The whole family will be catered for at the Trillo Metals Muscle Car Madness show. The burnout pad action is always very popular while music is a big feature, with the welcome return of The Flyin' Saucers from Melbourne. A great new Auckland band called 'Boom! Boom! Deluxe' will be playing on Saturday, with a total of ten bands playing across the weekend. A retro beauty competition for all ages will also be held early on Saturday afternoon, presented by Kabella Baby. There will also be around 100 stalls: trade displays, craft stalls, a retro zone for fifties apparel, event t-shirts and displays from

 the South Island's top restoration shops. Kevin Jellyman will show his All of this plus more will make this event the South Island's largest and most exciting magnificent F 100 show truck that cost nearly $300,000 to build. automotive event. The children will not be forgotten either, with a free fun zone with rides, toys and Justin Orpwood from Lincoln every kind of food you can imagine. practising burnouts in a  For a ‘teaser’ and great way to start the supercharged Hemi powered event, around 200 cars and four bands will Ford A coupe. infiltrate Rangiora's main street tomorrow night, Thursday (25th January) from 6pm until 9pm, for a 'kick off ' party. Saturday and Sunday (27th and 28th January) are open days for the public from 10am to 5pm. A 2-day public hours’ pass, is available at the gate on Saturday for just $30. For more information on the Trillo Metals Muscle Car Madness show, phone 027 661 1932 or simply head to the Rangiora Showgrounds, this weekend, 25th to 28th January, 2018.

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New road, new premises, same business Canterbury Timber & Hardware are timber specialists; the one-stop fence shop. With the construction of the southern motorway extension, entrances to premises fronting Main South Road have moved with them now accessible on the new Manion Road which runs alongside the railway line. For Mike, Jason and their staff at Canterbury Timber & Hardware, they have both a new entrance and brand new premises, including an extremely spacious and much larger, flash new showroom. With larger premises, Canterbury Timber & Hardware are now able to carry a wider range of fencing products including a greater selection of bolts, nuts, rails and fittings. Their new yard is also concreted so no puddles or mud and plenty of room for large vehicles or those towing a trailer, as well as ample parking. Jason says the air conditioning inside is great too, something they never had in their old building. Canterbury Timber & Hardware pride themselves on providing a high level of service to customers. This explains why they are popular with fencing contractors and locals who find their location extremely handy. With a background in the timber industry, Mike and Jason are always keen to help their customers, guiding those who maybe erecting a fence for the first time. They stand by the products they sell and with a thorough knowledge of timber can advise on the best products for the job. Canterbury Timber & Hardware are timber specialists; the one-stop fence shop.

They stock fencing materials for residential properties, lifestyle blocks, large farms and business premises. This includes: palings, posts, pickets, netting, wire fencing, bolts, nails, hinges, and other fittings for fences and gates. If wanting timber for a deck, they can help with this too. They have pine and hardwood decking, along with timber for landscaping, driveway boxing, garden bed edging, and timber for retaining walls. They are also the local suppliers for Gallagher electric fencing. With such a great range of products in the yard and the company having a close working relationship with local timber merchants, allowing overnight deliveries to be organised, you can have timber delivered to your site without delay. They also offer a delivery service from Ashburton to North Canterbury including into the city. For any summer jobs around the home involving timber, look no further than Canterbury Timber & Hardware. You will find them a couple of minutes along from Intelligro at 167 Manion Road. This road is accessible from Weedons Ross Road and Curraghs Road, running parallel with the railway line on the western side of Main South Road. Canterbury Timber & Hardware are open Monday-Friday, 7am-5pm, and Saturdays, 8am-12 noon. To contact them phone: 347 7465 or email: jason@cthl. co.nz.

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Security over summer

Lock your vehicle when left outside.

Even when at home, it pays to be mindful that not everyone roving the neighbourhood has honest intentions. The last thing we need when arriving back from a summer holiday is to find our home has been broken into. The thought of someone entering uninvited is concerning enough in itself. Losing precious possessions and those with special meaning, especially where they hold irreplaceable memories, is sufficient reason to take and secure our homes while away. The inconvenience of having our belongings taken from our motor vehicles not to mention being without wheels if our car is stolen, is another reason for being security minded. Even when at home, it pays to be mindful that not everyone roving the neighbourhood has honest intentions. Here are a few reminders of ways you can A lockable security door increase your could be fitted. security.

Your home: • Always lock your house when going out. • If you have a house alarm, use it. Do not share the main code with anyone else. Set up a separate code for your teenagers so it can be changed from time to time and a temporary code for guests. • Lock all firearms away in a secure place, keeping the key where it cannot easily be accessed. • Lock away garden tools as they may be used by a would-be thief for breaking into your home. • Keep your garage door shut when you are in other parts of the house. • Never leave windows open when sleeping, if they might be easily accessed. • Shut windows accessible from the street, when elsewhere in the home. • Lock the front door when working in your back garden and even when inside. If wanting to open this door for ventilation, a lockable security door might be fitted.

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Hedges give a garden impact A hedge offers simplicity yet impact. It is an affordable alternative to erecting a fence and gives privacy. Hedges create a wall of green that is aesthetically attractive, easy to maintain and a draw card for bringing birds into the garden. The downside of hedges is the regular maintenance they require to retain their shape and avoid an untidy look. A wellkept hedge will provide a year round green outlook while also offering a show of brilliant colour if flowering shrubs are its basis. It can also provide a backdrop to other plants in the garden. Hedge planting may be used to divide a garden divider perhaps creating rooms that give it a sense of mystery or excitement, or to add formality to a garden. It is also an ideal way to achieve a shelter break or to absorb noise if near a busy road.

Hedges make great garden dividers.

There are many suitable plants suitable for shaping into a hedgerow, from low growers to taller shrubs or trees with Buxus one of the most popular plants for short box hedging lower than 1.5 metres. Other suitable plants include Lonicera Nitida (box honeysuckle), which is ideal where the garden gets full sun; the attractive white flowered Mexican Orange Blossom; the lovely pink flowering Escallonia; and for an edible hedge, the delicious sunloving Chilean Guavas. Taller plants that make good hedges include: Photinia the plant that has brilliant red new leaf growth and white flowers; beautiful flowering Camellias; Prunus lusitanica (Portuguese Laurel); the fragrant Osmanthus; Feijoas; or Thujas, more commonly known as Conifers. New Zealand natives ideal for hedges include: varieties of Coprosma, which come in different colours and leaf patterns; Corokia, which has a lovely yellow flower in spring turning to attractive berries in summer. Taller native options include: the very popular Griselinia (Kapuka); a wide selection of fast growing Pittosporums; Olearia (Daisy Bush), which does not mind poor soil; and Totara. Match the choice of plants, based on the

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maximum height it grows, to the height you want your hedge to be. The number of plants needed to establish a hedge will depend on the species as well as how dense and quickly they grow. To give the plants a good start dig over the ground then add in compost giving plenty of water as you put in the plants and afterwards to help them get established. Maintaining a hedge is easy with pruning loppers, hedge shears or powered hedge

trimmers, which are ideal especially for large or established hedges. Pruning regularly will also help thicken up the hedge while allowing you to shape it to the look you desire. Rule of thumb is: prune back a third of each hedge plant annually to encourage a leafy bushy look rather than a woody hedgerow. Hedges can make a garden while also offering the chance for colour and even fruit.

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Making your own compost Composting is easy and a great way to transform garden waste and kitchen scraps into nutrient rich material that can be spread around the garden. Whether you purchase a compost tumbler or bin, construct a wooden structure perhaps using recycled pallets or simply create a pile in an out of the way place in your garden, the exercise of making compost can involve as little or as much work as you desire. For best results, the object is to create layers of organic materials such as grass and pruned clippings, leaves and household scraps, sprinkling the odd thin layer of soil to help the compost along. Even a less scientific approach will produce reasonable mulch if left for a sufficient period of time to break down. Household waste that can be composted includes: kitchen scraps; coffee grinds; teabags; small amounts of dairy product; paper towels;

Composting provides free mulch for your garden.

The following method can be used for making compost: 1. Layer pruned branches and twigs over the bottom of the compost area, directly onto the soil. 2. Distribute a layer of wet and dry organic materials and kitchen scraps over the branches and twigs. 4. Spread over an occasional layer of manure, blood and bone, or seaweed, adding lime if there is a large amount of acidic material like fruit scraps or pine needles. 5. Cover the compost with an old rug or blanket to retain the heat and water from time to time. A worm farm is ideal for composting kitchen scraps. 6. If using an enclosed container, it is good to turn the mix weekly. shredded paper, newspaper or cardboard; As kitchen scraps can attract vermin, it cooked pasta and rice; dust; stale bread and is better to compost these in an enclosed cereal; nutshells; hair and pet fur; ash; and old container or via a worm farm. The latter will wool or 100% cotton items. provide a wonderful nutrient rich, liquid manure. Do not feed the worms peelings and scraps from onion, citrus, dairy products, garlic, greasy meat, fat, spicy food, processed foods like sauces and canned food, any green waste that has been sprayed with pesticides or weed killer, non-biodegradable items, or poisonous plants. Items such as meat, pet litter, seed heads, green waste that has been sprayed with herbicides or pesticides, and plants that could sprout, are also better not composted and instead put in the red bin. Composting household waste reduces pressure on landfill sites and is easy to make, providing you with lots of free mulch for your garden. Add the green matter and let the tiger worms do the rest.

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Carrots can be a tricky one sometimes, firstly, make sure you are planting them directly into the garden as seeds. They hate being transplanted, and therefore growth can suffer because of this. The type of soil should be light and open to allow the roots to grow, this may be helped by adding compost. Veggie Garden Mix or Garden Mix are great options for growing in. Once they start to grow, thin any that are crowding the space of another carrot, as well as any small or scrawny ones. This will give your healthier, bigger plants more space to grow. If they are too close together, this will restrict their growth. As carrots are a root crop, they need a fertiliser that is suited to the growth needs of these types of plants. Superphosphate is great for theses, and other root crops. Water is also an important aspect of growing any type of vegetable. Make sure you establish a regular watering pattern, giving them a good soak every few days.

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Games Challenge Wednesday, 10am-noon Take your nana, your dad, your cousins or just yourself along to this range of giant and normal sized games available for all ages to play. Rolleston Library, 94 Rolleston Drive

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Kawaii Crafts Thursday, 10.30-11.30am Many know about the Japanese pop-culture of Hello Kitty and Pushkin. Have a go at cute crafts – including origami, making bookmarks and, for those that want a challenge, hand sew a cute cat cushion. Recommended for children aged eight and over. The event is free but bookings are required. Lincoln Library and Service Centre, 22 Gerald St Foster Park Playground PopUp Library Thursday, 10.30am-12.30pm Selwyn District Mobile Library will be popping up at the new Foster Park playground in Rolleston during the summer holidays. There will be free fun activities and games, as well as books and more. Foster Park, Rolleston Faringdon Pool Party Southbridge Sunday, 2-4pm Head to the Southbridge Community Pool for a party. The DJ will be playing your favourite songs, with inflatables, games, prizes, a sausage sizzle and loads of fun. Thanks to Faringdon for

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Monday to Saturday Preschool to Advanced

SUN.28.JAN, 1.30PM

Restaurant

OPEN FRI, SAT, SUN FROM 5.30PM

The Hornby Club | ph 03 349 9026 | 17 Carmen Rd | Hornby www.hornbywmc.co.nz | Members, guests & affiliates welcome

jazz

hiphop

RTS RAD BBO JDNZ NZAMD

Classes at Halswell Ladbrooks and Lincoln

ballet

ballet

Call 03 354 6228 or 0274 836 265 www.annaleeschoolofdance.co.nz

ANNA LEE SCHOOL

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Start your day with us COOKED BREAFASTS from

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hiphop

We are open from 6.30am every day

FREE SAT.27.JAN, 4.30PM

Running Groups Lincoln Road Runners: Tuesday registration from 5.30pm starts at 6pm. 3km or 6km. Starts at Lincoln University. Gold coin donations. Malvern Road Runners: Tuesday registration from 5.40pm starts at 6pm. 3km or 6km. Starts from Malvern Netball Centre. Ellesmere Road Runners: Wednesday registration from 5.45pm starts at 6pm. 3km or 6km walk or run. Starts from Leeston Physiotherapy.

Markets: West Melton Market: Saturday, 9am-noon. St Paul’s Church. Lincoln Farmers’ and Craft Market: Saturday, 10am-1pm. Gerald St, Lincoln.

find your groove

WORKINGMEN’S

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

ROBBIE DREW

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

$18

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‘Famous for their roasts!’

FAMILY FRIENDLY Kid’s Special Two courses

Great Kids menu plus designated play area.

SENIORS SPECIAL Two courses:

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$10 $20

Special available lunch only Monday - Saturday 12pm - 2.30pm. Conditions apply

Open daily from 6.30am - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

The

RACECOURSE HOTEL

& Motorlodge

118 Racecourse Rd, Sockburn, Christchurch. Ph 03 342 7150

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Standout Homes for an Outstanding Price 6 Craig Thompson Drive, Flemington, Lincoln Wednesday to Sunday 12pm - 4pm

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Show home Guide

www.homesbyparklane.co.nz

New Showhome

Wednesday January 24 2018

Office & Showhome 2 Harvard Avenue, Wigram, Christchurch Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm

(03) 341 3000 or 029 201 2453

Registered Master Builders House of the Year 2017 Gold Award Winning Builder

Homes by Parklane “Standout Homes for an Outstanding Price”

Flemington, Lincoln 6 Craig Thompson Drive Wed to Sun 12pm - 4pm Wigram 2 Harvard Avenue Mon to Fri 9am - 5pm Master Builders House of the Year 2017 Gold Reserve Award Winning Showhome

(03) 341 3000 or 029 201 2453 www.homesbyparklane.co.nz

Great house and land packages available in Lincoln and Rolleston! Visit us at 8 Craig Thompson Drive, Lincoln Open 12.00pm to 4.00pm, Thursday to Sunday, or by appointment

David Reid Homes Casebrook New showhome coming soon! 2 Glenturret Drive

0800 VERSATILE • www.versatile.co.nz

Prebbleton 80 Farthing Drive Fri, Sat, Sun 12pm - 4pm

To promote your showhome in our

Ph Jason 021 514 424

Show home Guide

or Lynda 021 335 707 www.davidreidhomes.co.nz

Versatile Homes and Buildings Flemington, Lincoln 8 Craig Thompson Drive Open Thursday to Sunday,

Contact Elaine Moon Ph. (03) 364 7436 Mob. 021 079 3339 elaine.moon@starmedia.kiwi

12.00pm to 4.00pm or by appointment Hornby 2 Glenturret Dr, Casebrook COMING SOON! 80 FARTHING DRIVE, PREBBLETON OPEN FRI-SAT-SUN 12-4PM JASON 021 514 424 OR KRYSTAL 021 335 707

3 Springs Road Open Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.30pm or by appointment 0800 VERSATILE www.versatile.co.nz

Guy and Kate’s family love playing tennis. So we designed their home around the court to maximise their game time.

Peter Ray Homes Prestons 28 & 30 TeRito Street Wigram Skies, Wigram 32 & 34 The Runway,12pm to 4pm Faringdon, Rolleston 572 & 574 East Madisons Road www.peterrayhomes.co.nz

To advertise in The Showhome Guide Start your own story 03 348 1994 | www.peterrayhomes.co.nz

Contact Elaine: (03) 364 7436 elaine.moon@starmedia.kiwi


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Classifieds Animals Livestock/ Supplies

Select Services

Contact us today Storage

Tours

MEADOW HAY. Timothy grss, this season, shed stored.$5 Bale. Springston. Ph 021 440 187 Caravans, Motorhomes

To Let

Mt Cook Day Trip

CARAVAN Wanted to buy. Up to $5000 cash today 027 488-5284.

RENT ME!

Departs 10th March 2018

& Traliers

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Fashion Designs & Colours Discontinued Designs End of Lines Bargain Prices Call at Our Shop CURTAIN FABRIC OUTLET 71 Hawdon St Sydenham Ph 366-5026

For Sale

FOR SALE

COnCREtE pipES – vARiOuS SizES

Need a hand? ✤ Lawns & Edges ✤ Landscaping ✤ Gardening ✤ Hedge Trimming ✤ Handyman Jobs ✤ Casual or One Off Phone Mike Lineton 022 341 8848 Your local Selwyn District GARDENER/ HANDYMAN

450 dia x 1.2 long - $120.00 ea

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

Gardening & Supplies

Departs 6th May 2018

All a delivered price in the Selwyn Area

For fast friendly service phone

FORESTS AND FIELDS See www.forestsandfields.co.nz

www.justcabins.co.nz

To Let PREBBLETON AREA. Modern self contained semi-furnished 1 bdrm cottage. Country setting, $200 p/w. Ph 021 543 227 or 027 498 50 37

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

COLOUR RT! TO YOUR ADVE

HOUSEHOLD WATER DELIVERIES Call Dynes Transport 027 620 0730

Phone Mike: 027 272 8058 OR 03 324 4323 A/H g.m.contracting@xtra.co.nz www.gmcontracting.co.nz

BOUNDARY TRIMMING

Farmlands Card Accepted

Excavations

• Driveways • Car Parks • Site Cleaning • Demolition • Farm Tracks • Drain Cleaning • Stump & Hedge Removal • Ashpalt Concrete

Ph 03 325 3256 Mob 0274 323 943

Free QuoTe

For a Free Quote on your next project Phone Steve on 021 338 247 or 325 7922

GARDEN SUPPLIES

Have your carpet off-cuts bound

124 Halswell Junction Rd, Halswell

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

Fully Qualified • Interior & Exterior Painting • Wallpapering • Roof Painting All work guaranteed FREE QUOTES

Contact Udi Aale Ph. 021 074 2075

Gasfitting CHCH’S LARGEST SELECTION OF BARK • COMPOST • SHINGLES

Drainlaying Blocked Drains

Remember... we are NOT in Parkhouse Road

• Asphalt • Chipseal • Driveways • Chip • Kerb

Di’s BinDing

For all painting and decorating services.

All Plumbing

Free Measure & Quote

carpet/furnishings CARPET / FURNISHINGS

UDI PAINTING & DECORATING

ACE HIGH PLUMBING

DRIVEWAY CONSTRUCTION

Carpet

Shelterbelt Trimming Contractor Call Tony Dempsey

Sam 027 918 5155 Bill 027 433 7869 Email: nathanandhayley@ scorch.co.nz

• Tennis Courts & Swimming Pools • Chip Seal Driveways • Diggers – 2 Ton up to 20 Ton • Excavators • Bobcat & Drilling • For Posthole & Fence hole

Wide range oF TruckS

Landscape Lane (off Lunns Rd) P. 348 2915 OPEN 7 DAYS nO GREEn wastE In anY OF OUR COMPOst

Log Fires, Wetbacks Gas Hotwater

Phone 021 454 864

carpet layer

ELECTRICAL

vinyl laying

CARPET LAYER

SELWYN ELECTRICAL SERVICE

VINYL LAYING*

45 YRS + EXPERIENCE

• Air Conditioning • Alternators • Starter Motors • Wiring Repairs • Diagnostics • Lighting • Batteries

022 644 9664

keacontracting@yahoo.com

Quality Workmanship Over 10 Years Experience

Ellesmere Auto Electrical Mobile Auto Electrician

Nick on 0274 324 124

Driveways

PH 0800 081- 400 • 980-1123 Mob 0274 325 457

Ph for orders 324 3580

AUTO ELECTRICIAN

• Irrigation • Drainage • Driveways • Auger Hole Drilling • Land Clearing & Development • Culvert Installation • Construction Site Works • Tree & Hedge Removal • Concrete Breaker

• Shelter Belt & Trimming • Tree Topping • Root Racking • Full Hedge Removals • Stump Removals • Excavations

SWAINS KIWI KERB

Select Services

Medium Squares at $50

12 days - $4995pp twin share

Trades & Services

Member of Pest Management Assoc. of NZ

Small Bales at $6.00

3 Tonne Digger and operator available for hire.

Call Reid Tours 0800 446 886 www.reidtours.com

ADD SOME

office: 03 337 9553 Rob: 027 436 1169 Scott: 021 168 6118

PEA STRAW For Sale Ellesmere Lions have pea straw available

Departs 23rd June 2018

a naturist lawn, garden, transport & photographic service

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

We also deliver and spread landscaping supplies – topsoil, bark chip, shingle etc.

Cairns and North Queensland

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

SCOTT’S TREE TRIMMING & TOPPING

Driveways, paths, sheds, garages, site clearances.

13 days - $5995pp twin share

no bond required thiS month

MACROCARPA & BLUEGUM Trees wanted for firewood or sawmilling grade. Ph Kent 021 325 661

Concrete Removal & Trucking

Perth and Margaret River

Select Services

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

CONCRETE

$55pp

Ideal as an extra bedroom or office.

Trades & Services

Trades & Services

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

Curtains

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Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi

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

Don’t let electrical problems worry you For all electrical repairs & service

CALL TODAY

027 492 8971 or ah 344 6202

*SPECIALISING

IN VINYL PLANK Selection available or customer supply All floor preparation undertaken Contractors rates Phone John 027 208 7383 jandcbennett@xtra.co.nz


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Air Force Museum of NZ Air Force Museum ofWigram, NZ 45 Harvard Ave, 45 Harvard Ave, Wigram, Christchurch Christchurch

2x Fashion parades showcasing All the experts under one roof. the latest Bridal styles. www.withthisring.kiwi for All the experts under one roof. tickets.www.withthisring.kiwi for tickets

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“Totally Dependable” Maintenance & Servicing | New Housing | Hot Water Systems Upgrades | Solar Hot Water | Central Heating Commercial & Backflow Prevention | Pumps & Filtration Town & Rural

Laser Plumbing Christchurch West Phone: 03 348 6920 Email: chchwest@laserplumbing.co.nz

www.laserplumbing.co.nz

Trades & Services

Trades & Services

ROOF PAINTING

Bellamy’s Furniture

Rope & harness a speciality, no scaffolding required, 30 years of breathtaking experience. FREE QUOTES Exterior staining, exterior painting, moss and mould treatment and waterblasting

Phone Kevin 027 561 4629 Trades & Services CARPET & VINyl lAyINg Repairs, uplifting, relaying, restretching, E mail jflattery@xtra. co.nz ph 0800 003 181 or 027 2407416 CARPENTER HANDyMAN Small Job Specialists, Carpentry, Repairs, Decking & Maintenance, 40 years experience, no job too small, Ph Warren 03 322-1103 or 027 6978541 CONCRETE CUTTINg Affordable Concrete Cutting with Quality, and removal work. Free quote. No job to small. Phone 027 442-2219, Fax 359-6052 a/h 359- 4605

Wednesday January 24 2018

Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi

Furniture made to order and restoration by tradesman with 35yrs experience. PH Stephen 021 073 2624 lANDSCAPINg Paving, Lawns, Irrigation, Decking, Fencing. Kanga & small digger services. Check out Squire Landscaping on facebook. FREE QUOTES. Ph Arthur 347-8796, 027 220-7014 Edwin 027 2207154 MASONRy DAMAgED MASONRY?? Rock and Blocks Work Ltd for all your brick, block and tile laying needs. Friendly service Licensed Building Practitioner phone Devon on 021 375-888 or 03 3295511 RJB PlUMBINg Renovations, New Houses, Hot Water Cylinders, Kitchens Bathroom Upgrades, Laundries, General Maintenance Phone Mark 0278690026 SPIDER & Fly CONTROl Fully certified professional service. Call Zero Pests 022 507 3787 or 03 595 0422 TIlINg Quality jobs done on time. All aspects of tiling. Reg Master Tiler. Ph Dave 027 334 4125 TIlINg SPlASHBACKS Kitchen/bathroom/ laundry, incl mosaics, ph 027 334 4125

William Ross

Painting & decorating services Rolleston, Christchurch Qualified Tradesmen Painting & Wallpapering

• EQC opt outs • Insurance work • Free Quotes & Prompt Service • Distance no object Contact Billy on 0226413530 Email: williamross@xtra.co.nz

DON’T DELAY, CONTACT US TODAY!

Contact us today

Trades & Services

Trades & Services

T.V. SERVICE CENTRE Repairs, tvs, microwaves, stereos, DVD. Aerial installations and kitsets, 480 Moorhouse Ave, ph 03 379 1400

T.V. SERVICE CENTRE Repairs, tvs, microwaves, stereos, DVD. Aerial installations and kitsets, 480 Moorhouse Ave, ph 03 379 1400

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Public Notices

MILITARY EXERCISE HIGH EXPLOSIVES TRAINING/NIGHT FIRING 29 JAN – 14 FEB 2018 The general public is to be advised that a NZ Army Exercise will be conducted in the West Melton Rifle Range (WMRR) area over the period 29 Jan – 13 Feb 2018 The exercise will involve personnel of the 2/1 Battalion Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment from the 1 (NZ) Brigade, Burnham. The exercise will involve up to 40 personnel. A night shoot will be conduct on the 01 Feb and again on the 09 Feb 2018, all firing will be finished no later than 10pm. Training will involve soldiers using High Explosives (HE) grenades around the WMRR area. The training with grenades will start at 10 am and finish no later than 4 pm on the 05 Feb and again on the 13 Feb 2018.

For more information please call 03 363 0099

Rendering Plant Operator Wallace Group LP is recognised as a leader in the primary industry with major investments in service rendering, hides and skins processing and composting. The Company wishes to employee a person to fill the position of Rendering Operator with in the Rendering division, which is situated at Hororata near Darfield. This is a fulltime position and does include shift work. The desired candidate would possess the following attributes but the successful candidate will be given full training to achieve the required skills: • Forklift license • Rendering experience • Boiler ticket would would be preferred but be preferred but not • Loader license • To be able to work not essential essential as full training unsupervised will be provided. Applications close 2nd February 2018. Please apply in writing with curriculum vitae and references to: General Manager Operations Wallace Group LP, PO Box 11 Waitoa 3380 Email: gordon.henderson@wallace.co.nz All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence

Sporting Notices

Springston Netball Club

TRIALS

Springston Domain, Ellesmere Junction Road Thursday 8th February Year 7/8 Squad Trials 6pm Thursday 15th February Year 7/8 Second Squad Trial 6pm An administration fee of $20 is to be paid before Trialing and this will be deducted from your registration fee. Enquiries: Nicole Bennett 0273 013 065 springstonnetballclub@gmail.com Come and join our fabulous club Vehicles Wanted

CAR REMOVALS $$CASH PAID$$ CARS, VANS, UTES & 4X4 WANTED

NZ OWNED AND OPERATED FOR 24 YEARS We use world class vehicle depollution systems

0800 8200 600

www.pickapart.co.nz

Situations Vacant

Situations Wanted Jobs Wanted

HEAVY TRAFFIC LICENCE COURSE

MIG WELDING Assembly/Labouring. Your workshop or mine. Casual/Part-time. Ph 0273 661037

INTEREST FREE TIME PAYMENT

Wanted To Buy

FROM FULL CAR (Class 1) TO FULL TRUCK (Class 2)

CASH FOR STAMPS

(conditions apply)

(Road code & pre-assessment driving training provided)

Courses in Christchurch, Invercargill, Cromwell & Mosgiel daily. Other areas by arrangement

“TRAINING TOMORROWS DRIVERS TODAY”

OTHER COURSES/LICENCE ENDORSEMENTS AVAILABLE ARE: Class 3, 4 & 5, Vehicle Recovery, Wheels, Tracks, Rollers, Dangerous Goods

Driving Related Health & Saftey Training Passenger, Logbook & Load Security Training

DRIVETECH LTD

FREEPHONE 0508 2 DRIVE (37483) OR 03 348 8481 info@drivetech.co.nz | www.drivetech.co.nz

Do you have an Old Stamp or Coin collection tucked away somewhere? It could be worth a fortune! We are currently Buying old collections in the Christchurch area to stock our retail shop in Riccarton. Free Appraisal and Cash Offers on most items.

Call Matt Power 0800 39 24 26 The Stamp Exchange

134a Riccarton Road. Opposite the Mall carpark.

Wanted To Buy TOOLS Garden, garage, woodworking, mechanical, engineering, sawbenches, lathes, cash buyer, ph 355-2045

ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS HERE Phone for further details

(03) 379 1100


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Four Seasons Realty Deadline Sale

For Sale

30D Harman Street Addington

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Guaranteed Income – Solid Investment! Modern, permanent material townhouse built by Horncastle Homes. With two double bedrooms with robes. Kitchen dining adjoining lounge with slider opening to private secluded patio area and easy care lawn & garden. Internal access garage plus parking. This property is currently leased to Housing New Zealand on a fixed term until August 2019 tenancy with the right of renewal until August 2024. Viewing is strictly by appointment so please call to view. View at fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1815 Natalie McLean - 021 969 425

$439,000

184 Adams Road West Melton

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Luxurious Lifestyle - But Leaky - Can you Fix Me Truly exceptional in presentation, this has been an amazingly presented property offering a wheel chair accessible four bedroom home with multiple living spaces, outdoor pool, four bay barn, olive grove and gardens that could be out of house & garden. The owner are willing to sell well below market averages due to it being identified as leaky (with full disclosure), offering exciting opportunities for those handy persons/tradesman wishing to remediate.

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Fantastic Brand New Standalone Front Townhouse Ready to move into. Features 2 double bedrooms both with robes and built-in furniture, sunny open plan living areas with great indoor / outdoor flow. Great home for entertaining. Double garaging, internal access and own drive. Separate laundry. 2 toilets. Bathroom features separate shower and separate bath. Includes Heat pump, dishwasher, wired for alarm. Note: Not an over 60’s. So close to Hornby Mall, supermarkets and cafes etc. Just a fantastic location, be quick on this one! View at fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#HR4818 Nicholas Martin - 027 4345 792 | Lyn Martin - 027 228 8499

Deadline Sale 13th February 3pm (unless sold prior) View at fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1816 Katie Harrison - 021 135 0887

$650,000

$389,000

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A Great Home on a Good Street Located in one of Templeton’s most enviable address./s sits this beautiful four bedroom home. Offering modern and well-appointed kitchen, open plan dining with two large living areas, two bathrooms, and perfect flow for entertaining. Large north facing section, established trees, and sheltered patio providing alfresco dining options.

Add Your Finishing Touches! Good sized living, semi open plan to kitchen and flowing through to a fantastic porch and rear yard. Ideal for entertaining. Three good sized bedrooms, bathroom/toilet and seperate laundry. HRV system and double glazing, keep the home comfortable. Adjacent to Kyle park and close to local amenities and businesses. Owner wants SOLD!

View at fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1804 Nyressa Vincent - 027 515 7045 | Richard Tait - 027 777 8080

View at fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#HR4820 Scott MacDonald - 027 273 9044

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Hornby.

395 Main South Road P 349 9919

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S13, Rolleston Square P 347 4711

Property Management.

379 Halswell Road P 338 1138

Four Seasons Realty 2017 Ltd

Licensed Agent REAA 2008

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Week commencing WeDneSDAY, 24TH JAnUARY 2018

Four bedrooms + study on enviable 1403m2 section. This beautifully presented home is in a prime location on 1403m2 in the boutique Goulds Green subdivision, just a short walk to Clearview Primary, the Aquatic Centre & Rolleston College. Situated down its own private ROW, it enjoys the benefits of having excellent o/s parking & an immaculately maintained, mature garden with 4 point irrigation. Equally generous in size internally, the property comprises 2 spacious interconnecting living rooms, 4 double bedrooms, a study & a separate laundry. Extra features include reticulated gas hot water, 90cm gas hobs, a heat pump & an alarm. Homes on this section size, in such a great location, are getting harder to come by so, if this meets your needs, we recommend early action.

rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL23393

PRICE:

Offers over $649,000 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd Licensed (REAA 2008) - Rolleston

Sarah Booth

Contact: Mobile: 027 527 8258 Brendan ‘Big Red’ Shefford

Contact: Mobile: 027 224 4733

3 Curnow Way, Rolleston

Open Home: Sunday 1.30pm - 2.00pm

A Falcon Great New Year! Come and see what’s new at Falcon’s Landing. Pop into the sales office, 17 Branthwaite Drive, this Thursday, Friday or Sunday and see what we’ve been up to. Or call 03 741 1340 or email enquiries@yoursection.nz anytime.


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Hastings McLeod Limited Licensed under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008

$589,000

Priced below RV!

WEB ID DFU57937 KIRWEE 21 Walter Place

From the moment you enter this new home you'll be impressed with the space and layout, providing unsurpassed family living positioned for all day sun and opening onto north facing patio. Well-appointed kitchen featuring double ovens and scullery is centrally located perfect for those who enjoy entertaining. The large separate formal lounge with external access provides excellent versatility. Study nook off the main living leads through to the bedroom wing featuring three double rooms, family bathroom with tiled shower, bath and separate toilet. Master bedroom enjoys a tiled ensuite and WIR. Logburner located in the main living complemented by heat transfer system. VIEW Sunday 28 Jan 12.00 - 12.30pm

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

OPEN HOME

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True Rural Lifestyle

WEB ID DFR58769 DARFIELD 637 Cullens Road

Seldom do lifestyle opportunities such as this become available. Located only 8kms from Darfield township on a quiet sealed road, this 4ha bareland block is ready and waiting for you to create your true rural lifestyle. Subdivided into two paddocks with country water supply. This property enjoys stunning mountain vistas in a unique rural atmosphere. Don't delay your inspection of this superb blank canvas! Price: $315,000 + GST (if any) View By Appointment

Gareth Cox

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

OUR TEAM

Tony Quayle

AREA MANAGER

027 611 6161

Sarah Yeates

RESIDENTIAL SALES

027 447 2719

www.propertybrokers.co.nz

Paul Frewen

Cameron Grant

Michael Robb

Jannetta Thomas

Gareth Cox

021 428 246

022 096 1897

027 436 7106

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021 250 9714

RESIDENTIAL SALES

RESIDENTIAL SALES

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RESIDENTIAL SALES

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Bev Saunders

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

• Are they held in a solicitor’s trust fund? • Will the master franchisor complete the build if the franchisee goes out of business • What are the exact specs? • Are the prices fixed? • What is excluded from the build? • Are there any restrictions on driveways or any other connections?

www.mikepero.com

0800 500 123

Mike Pero Real Estate Ltd. Licensed REAA (2008)

• Can you speak with clients who have just completed a build? Do your homework before you decide on a building company and you will have a less stressful time once the building process starts.

• Is there a loss of deposit guarantee? • Is the company a Registered Master Builder and does it use thirdparty written guarantees? • What is the schedule for payments? • How are the deposit and progress payments administered?

West Melton - 121 Johnson Road

View by appointment or open home For Sale $950,000 Web mikepero.com/RX1346919

Your Own Slice of Paradise Situated on a quiet road just out of West Melton township in a wonderful garden setting on 5997sqm. The pool complex is stunning and there are multiple spaces to entertain or relax. Designed in the 80s, the house has been largely modernised, and has been priced to allow a discerning purchaser to complete the process. Several lockable sheds give multiple options.

• 4 Bedrooms • 1 Bathroom • 2 Living

Heather Clouston West Melton & Rolleston 021 318 260 heather.clouston@mikepero.com

Our Onsite Office is Open Wednesday to Sunday, 11-4pm. Call in for the latest information on available sections.

Visit one of our showhomes and find your perfect house and land package within a well regarded community. Each home site has been created to enjoy the best possible aspect situated amongst Lincoln’s rural outlook.

First National Real Estate

Sue Mullins

027 244 1325

Visit Us Onsite Corner of Birches Road and Craig Thompson Drive, Lincoln.

Barry O’Neill

021 364 422 www.flemington.co.nz


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

Almost a lighting revolution The emergence of LED lighting might almost be mooted a revolution in lighting with them offering brighter, quicker, more cost effective light. While an initial higher outlay, long-term power savings make LEDs more economic with the adage ‘what you pay for is, what you get’ meaning the higher the quality the more benefits. LEDs usually return their initial cost in around a year through power savings while lasting over ten years, especially when a quality fitting. The overall cost of LED lighting is lower than when first introduced to the market. With its benefits much greater, incandescent light bulbs, compact fluorescent lamps and halogen lighting are all becoming a thing of the past. LED lighting is five to six times brighter than its incandescent equivalent and with a narrower beam angle the light is more focussed. Juice Electrical’s Greg Horton recommends LEDs due to their efficiency. “It’s unlikely you’ll need to change an LED fitting for 10-20 years as they last so much longer,” advises Greg. While LED lighting may add $500$1,500 more to the cost of an average house build, the extra cost is future focussed as they use a tenth of the

power for lighting. LED fittings are also becoming cheaper and there are now LED bulbs that can be retrofitted into older light fittings. “The way in which an LED diode is manufactured and the luminescent moulded together determines its quality,” explains Greg. There are other benefits in choosing better quality LEDs too. With high quality ICF LED lights, pink batt insulation can be closed and butted so it sits right beside and over the top of the LED. This was not the case with other lighting methods where insulation had to be cut away from the light fitting as it would heat up posing a fire hazard. With insulation able to cover high quality LED lights, more heat is retained in the home. However a word of warning, some LEDs still require insulation to be cut around them so it is essential you get advice from an electrician first. This is also something a building inspector will check if a new home is being constructed or an alteration requiring building consent is undertaken. LEDs are also ideal if changing a light fitting is a mission, such as with high ceilings and above stairs.

Benefits of LED lighting: • Light output is excellent. • LED bulbs are very efficient, using up to 85% less electricity than incandescent bulbs. • LED bulbs last longer than other lighting forms. • Efficient use of electricity and longer life means less impact on the environment. • The LED’s lifespan is not affected by frequently being turned off and on.

The emergence of LED lighting might almost be mooted a revolution in lighting with them offering brighter, quicker, more cost effective light.

Negatives of LED lighting: • This form of lighting is initially more expensive. • Many older dimmers will not work with LED light bulbs making it more feasible to change the complete light fitting to an LED one, something Greg recommends as they have a much longer life span.

LED is more focussed light.

LEDs are 5-6 times brighter than incandescent equivalents.

LED lighting uses less electricity.

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thiS WEEk’S WEDNESDAY 24th JANUARY

12.15pm – 12.45pm

10E Riverside Lane, Tai Tapu Ray White Rolleston

2.15pm - 2.45pm

27 Tiny Hill Drive, Rolleston Ray White Rolleston

12.15pm - 12.45pm

83 Faringdon Boulevard, Rolleston Ray White Rolleston

2.15pm - 3.00pm

105 Knights Road, Weedons Ray White West Melton

2.00pm – 2.30pm

730 Christchurch Akaroa Rd, Tai Tapu Ray White Lincoln

12.15pm – 12.45pm

2.15pm – 2.45pm

5.00pm – 5.30pm

69 Ravensdale Rise, Westmorland Ray White Lincoln

15A John Street, Rolleston Ray White Rolleston

23 B Jozecom Place, Rolleston Matson & Allan, Rolleston

12.30pm – 1.00pm

138 Levi Road, Rolleston Ray White Rolleston

2.15pm - 3.00pm

184 Adams Road, West Melton Harcourts Rolleston

12.30pm -1.00pm

59 Selwyn Street, Leeston Ray White Rolleston

2.15pm - 3.15pm

12.30pm – 1.00pm

43A Fairfield Way, Rolleston Ray White Rolleston

11 St Albans Street, St Albans Harcourts Rolleston

2.30pm - 3.00pm

12.45pm – 1.15pm

11 Kilkenny Close, Lincoln Ray White Lincoln

121 Johnson Rd, West Melton Mike Pero Real Estate, West Melton

2.30pm – 3.00pm

1.00pm - 1.30pm

15 Whitewood Crescent, West Melton PGG Wrightson Real Estate Canterbury

44 Rossall Crescent, Rolleston Ray White Rolleston

2.30pm – 3.00pm

1.00pm – 1.30pm

3 Simms Lane, West Melton Ray White West Melton

103 Fairfield Way, Rolleston Ray White Rolleston

2.30pm – 3.00pm

1.00pm – 1.30pm

2 Tweedy Court, Lincoln Ray White Lincoln

20 Brook Street, Lincoln Ray White Lincoln

2.30pm -3.00pm

1.00pm – 1.30pm

4 Ford Mews, Springston Ray White Lincoln

31 Rembrandt Drive, Rolleston Ray White Rolleston

2.30pm – 3.00pm

1.00pm – 1.30pm

77 Clausen Ave, Leeston Matson & Allan Leeston

15 Seymour Drive, Rolleston Matson & Allan Rolleston

2.30pm – 3.00pm

1.00pm - 1.30pm

37 Globe Bay Drive, Templeton Harcourts Rolleston

21 D’Arcy Street, Leeston Matson & Allan Leeston

2.30pm – 3.00pm

1.00pm - 1.30pm

24 Hillmorton Street, Addington Harcourts Rolleston

19 Faulks Drive, Lincoln Ray White Rolleston

2.30pm - 3.00pm

1.00pm -1.30pm

24 Shillingford Boulevard Rolleston Ray White West Melton

1129 Greendale Road, Darfield Harcourts Rolleston

2.30pm - 3.30pm

1.00pm – 1.30pm

15a Mila Haven, Rolleston Ray White Rolleston

1744 Hoskyns Road, Kirwee Harcourts Rolleston

2.30pm – 3.00pm

1.00pm - 1.30pm

7 Dylan Close, Rolleston Mike Pero, Rolleston

942 Ellesmere Junction Rd, Burnham Ray White Lincoln

2.45pm – 3.15pm

1.00pm - 1.30pm

25 Navy Loop, Rolleston Ray White Rolleston

9 Raymond Place, West Melton Ray White West Melton

2.45pm – 3.15pm

79 Newman Rd, Rolleston Mike Pero Real Estate, West Melton

27 Heathridge Place, Lincoln Ray White Rolleston

3.00pm – 3.30pm

36 Burnham School Road, Rolleston Ray White Rolleston

3.00pm – 3.30pm

73 Lowes Road, Rolleston Matson & Allan, Rolleston

3.00pm - 3.30pm

14 Riverside Lane, Tai Tapu Ray White Lincoln

3.00pm – 3.30pm

13 Spring Place, Leeston Matson & Allan Leeston

3.00pm - 3.30pm

31 Sherborne Drive, Rolleston Mike Pero, Rolleston

3.15pm – 3.45pm

3 Emerson Lane, Rolleston Ray White Rolleston

3.15pm -3.45pm

804 East Maddisons Road, Rolleston Ray White Rolleston

3.30pm - 4.00pm

26 Rotherham Drive, West Melton Ray White West Melton

3.30pm – 4.00pm

5 Westview Crescent, West Melton Ray White West Melton

3.30pm - 4.00pm

20a Kopara Street, Templeton Ray White Rolleston

3.30pm – 4.00pm

37 Heathridge Place, Lincoln Matson & Allan Leeston

3.30pm - 4.00pm

17 McCauley Street, Rolleston Ray White Rolleston

3.30pm – 4.00pm

4 Emerson Lane, Rolleston Ray White Rolleston

3.30pm – 4.00pm

302 Two Chain Road, Burnham Ray White Lincoln

3.30pm – 4.00pm

11 Eversham Drive Rolleston Ray White Rolleston

SAtURDAY 27th JANUARY 11.00am – 11.30am

81 Edward Street, Lincoln Matson & Allan, Rolleston

12.00pm – 12.30pm

284 Lawford Road, West Melton Ray White Rolleston

12.00pm - 12.30pm

123 Port Hills Rd, Heathcote Valley Ray White Lincoln

12.00pm - 12.30pm

12 Carbine Place, Upper Riccarton Harcourts Rolleston

1.00pm - 1.30pm

1/842 West Coast Road, West Melton Harcourts Rolleston

1.00pm – 1.30pm

257 Weedons Ross Rd, West Melton Ray White Rolleston

1.30pm – 2.00pm

48 Cassidy Avenue, Lincoln Ray White West Melton

2.45pm – 3.15pm

1 Fiona Place, Hei Hei Ray White Rolleston

SUNDAY 28th JANUARY 10.30am - 11.30am

73 Turners Road, Ouruhia PGG Wrightson Real Estate Canterbury

11.00am – 11.30am

15 Powell Crescent, Ilam Ray White West Melton

11.00am -11.30am

65 Crozier Drive, Kirwee Ray White West Melton

11.00am – 11.30am

69 Boston Avenue, Hornby Ray White Rolleston

1.00pm -1.30pm

11.00am -11.30am

8 Tapanui Place, Rolleston Ray White Rolleston

1.00pm - 1.45pm

29 Rolleston Drive, Rolleston Harcourts Rolleston

11.15am – 11.45am

25 Brittan Drive, Rolleston Ray White Rolleston

1.15pm – 1.45pm

7 Greenan Place, Doyleston Ray White Rolleston

11.30am -12.00pm

19 Bridge Street, Southbridge Matson & Allan Leeston

1.15am – 1.45pm

3/ 1163 Goulds Road, Rolleston Ray White Rolleston

11.30am – 12.30pm

1/265 Selwyn Road, Rolleston Harcourts Rolleston

1.15pm – 1.45pm

3 Hulme Lane, Rolleston Ray White Rolleston

11.30am -12.00pm

8 Kendon Drive, Rolleston Ray White Rolleston

1.15pm – 1.45pm

4/50 Stonebrook Drive, Rolleston Ray White Rolleston

11.45am – 12.15pm

69 Ravensdale Rise, Westmorland Ray White Lincoln

1.30pm – 2.00pm

3 Curnow Way, Rolleston Ray White Rolleston

12.00pm – 12.30pm

10 Heaphy Court, Rolleston Ray White Lincoln

1.30pm – 2.00pm

27 Franklin Crescent, Lincoln Ray White Rolleston

12.00pm – 12.30pm

83 Walkers Road, Rolleston Harcourts Rolleston

1.30pm – 2.00pm

11 Greenstone Rolleston Matson & Allan Rolleston

12.00pm - 12.30pm

44 Park Lane, Rolleston Matson & Allan, Rolleston

1.30pm - 2.00pm

56 Shadbolt Lane, Rolleston Ray White Rolleston

12.00pm – 12.30pm

31 Cassidy Avenue, Lincoln Ray White Lincoln

1.45pm - 2.15pm

12 Garston Street, Leeston Matson & Allan Leeston

12.00pm - 12.30pm

32a Manor Drive, Rolleston Harcourts Rolleston

1.45pm – 2.15pm

39 Overbury Ave, Rolleston Ray White Rolleston

12.00pm-12.30pm

2/11 Bencard Place, Hoon Hay Harcourts Rolleston

2.00pm – 2.30pm

27 Spring Place, Leeston Ray White Lincoln

12.00pm - 12.45pm

45 Liffeyfields Drive, Lincoln Harcourts Rolleston

2.00pm – 2.30pm

574 Birchs Road, Lincoln Ray White Lincoln

12.00pm – 12.30pm

3 Micron Close, Templeton Ray White West Melton

2.00pm - 2.30pm

20 Lowes Road, Rolleston Mike Pero, Rolleston

12.00pm – 12.30pm

66 Bailey Street, Templeton Ray White West Melton

2.00pm – 2.30pm

730 Christchurch Akaroa Rd, Tai Tapu Ray White Lincoln

12.00pm – 12.30pm

1251 Courtney Road, Kirwee Ray White West Melton

2.00pm – 2.35pm

42 Riverstone Drive, Rolleston Ray White Rolleston

3.30pm – 4.00pm

42 Kildare Terrace, Lincoln Ray White Rolleston

12.00pm -12.30pm

22 Hungerford Drive, Rolleston Ray White Rolleston

2.00pm – 2.30pm

95 Neave Road, West Melton Ray White West Melton

3.45pm – 4.15pm

43 Masefield Drive, Rolleston Matson & Allan, Rolleston

12.00pm - 12.30pm

18 Renoir Drive, Rolleston Mike Pero, Rolleston

2.15pm – 2.45pm

6 Cameron Cres, Rolleston Ray White Rolleston

3.45pm – 4.15pm

3 Dylan Close, Rolleston Ray White Rolleston

12.00pm - 12.30pm

1621 West Coast Road, West Melton PGG Wrightson Real Estate Canterbury

2.15pm -2.45pm

39F Fairfield Way, Rolleston Ray White Rolleston

4.00pm – 4.30pm

11 Glebe Close, Lincoln Ray White Lincoln

12.15pm – 12.45pm

39 Chervier Street, Leeston Matson & Allan Leeston

2.15pm – 2.45pm

23B Jozecom Place, Rolleston Matson & Allan Rolleston

4.30pm – 5.15pm

196B Sharps Road, West Melton Ray White West Melton

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

RAY WHITE

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

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

HARCOURTS ROLLESTON

03 347 4711, www.harcourts.co.nz

MATSON & ALLAN

www.marealestate.co.nz ROLLESTON 03 347 9949 DARFIELD 03 318 8204 • LEESTON 03 324 3704

MIKE PERO ROLLESTON

03 347 1111, www.mikepero.com

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


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M-A ‘The MATSON & ALLAN REAL ESTATE LIMITED

ROLLESTON - 43 Masefield Drive New build 5 double bedrooms Master with ensuite and WIR Quality fixtures and fittings 2 x heat pumps 2 living areas Separate lounge Sleek modern kitchen Large section Double internal access garage

ROLLESTON - 15 Delamare Way

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Viewing: Sun 3.45 – 4.15pm Price: Neg Over $649,000 View: www.marealestate.co.nz/269

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

ROLLESTON - 73 Lowes Road

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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

• 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 internal access garage, car port and ample parking available

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ROLLESTON - 11 Greenstone Street FANTASTIC QUALITY FAMILY LIVING

Stylish property – Built 2016 4 bedrooms Ensuite/WIR Spacious living/dining area Modern kitchen/quality appliances Butler’s pantry Large secure and private section Parking for trailer/caravan

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Viewing: Sun 12.00 – 12.30pm Price: $629,000 View: www.marealestate.co.nz/293

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4 double bedrooms Large master with ensuite/WIR Sleek modern kitchen with stone bench tops Quality appliances 2 separate living areas Separate laundry Large private and secure section

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Viewing: Sun 1.30 – 2.00pm Price: Neg Over $569,000 View: www.marealestate.co.nz/283

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

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

ROLLESTON - 80 Shillingford Blvrd

ROLLESTON - 23B Jozecom Place

LOOK FORWARD TO THIS!

OPULENT LIVING & TRIPLE CAR GARAGE

• Due to be completed in July 2018 • Well designed brick four bedroom home • Walking distance to Faringdon South Point shops • Walk-in pantry, quality Westinghouse appliances • Separate living area • Ensuite & walk-in robe • Separate laundry • Sits nicely on section to maximise sun • LED lighting & heat pump • Double glazing & insulation • Fully fenced with patios & landscaping

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Price: Neg Over $549,000 View: www.marealestate.co.nz/291

Spacious 270m2 home Three spacious living areas Modern kitchen with stone bench tops & Butler’s pantry Four double bedrooms Large master bedroom with WIR Log burner & Heat pump Opulent tiled bathrooms with underfloor heating Separate laundry & ample internal storage Triple car garage 1228m2 section

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

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Near new home (under 2 years) 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms High quality fittings and fixtures Separate laundry Alarm & LED lighting 2 car internal access garage Fully fenced section Excellent street appeal

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Viewing: Sun 2.30 – 3.00pm Price: Neg Over $499,000 View: www.marealestate.co.nz/254

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

Charlotte Bellew Mb 027 532 5931 charlotte@marealestate.co.nz

ROLLESTON PH: 03 347 9949

LEESTON PH: 03 324 3704

Chris Flanagan 027 433 4657

Stephan Knowler 027 229 9522

Cameron McRae 027 769 6696

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ROLLESTON - 15 Seymour Drive

Viewing: SAT 11.00 - 11.30am Price: Neg Over $735,000 View: www.marealestate.co.nz/278

Jackie Derrick 027 636 3576

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THE “X” FACTOR ON BETHANY

LINCOLN - 81 Edward Street

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• Built in 2015 • Substantial 274sqm home • 4 double bedrooms • 2 large living areas • Log burner and heat pump • Walk in pantry • Great indoor/outdoor living • Secure and private 792sqm section

ROLLESTON - 41 Bethany Road

Andrew Taylor 027 435 5930

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Price: Enquiries Over $1,125,000 View: www.marealestate.co.nz/241

SUPER SPACIOUS FAMILY HOME

Viewing: Sun 3.00 – 3.30pm Price: Neg Over $589,000 View: www.marealestate.co.nz/251

• 232m2 four bedroom high-end show home on a 664m2 section • Spacious open plan living, dining & kitchen, including additional lounge • Four generously sized bedrooms - master with large walk in robe & stunning ensuite • Smart lock system & keyless entry ensures convenience & safety • Features such as ‘MaxRaft’ & ‘EcoMaster’ optimizing ultimate comfort & warmth • Capacious outdoor living area, plenty of room for family activities

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

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Licensed REAA2008

ROLLESTON - 44 Park Lane

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SERIOUSLY GOOD LIVING

Residential Lifestyle Rural Property

DARFIELD PH: 03 318 8204

Paul Robinson 021 277 2690

Sue Robinson 021 409 050

Charlotte Bellew 027 532 5931

www.marealestate.co.nz

Jo Barrett 021 859 006

Juliet Flanagan

Connie van der Klei

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