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Thursday January 22 2015 | Issue 633

Positive mood: Rga businesses look to future. — page 5.

Ewe Fair: Numbers up at two day Hawarden sale. — page 19.

Destroyed . . . A hay barn near Domett destroyed by fire.

Real Estate: Nth Canty property sales. — pages 24 ­ 32.

PHOTO: ALLAN GRIGG, HURUNUI PRINCIPAL RURAL FIRE OFFICER.

Nor’west adds to NC fire risk By ROBYN BRISTOW A header, a hay barn and a roadside shelter belt are the latest victims of fire in North Canterbury as conditions become tinder dry. A brisk nor’west wind has had brigades on tenterhooks across the region and volunteers have had little sleep with fires at Mandeville, Burnt Hill, near Oxford, at the back of Rotherham and Domett.

A hay barn burnt to the ground at Domett on Sunday night with volunteer firemen on site for five hours preventing it from spreading and dampening down hot spots to ensure it did not flare up again. A fire near Rotherham on Monday kept nine units busy with the wind playing havoc and fanning the fire into life again requiring a helicopter, which had earlier been turned away, to be recalled to help put it out.

Hurunui principal rural fire officer Allan Grigg says the fires are a reminder to everyone to ensure that when using any machinery, mowers or motorbikes to stay away from dry vegetation and have water or a fire extinguisher on hand and to fit spark suppressants to motorbikes. He is also urging farmers with electric fences to turn down the voltage if possible to around 3000 volts.

‘‘Anything over 3000 creates the potential for arcs and sparks. Two or three fires in the district have been ignited by electric fences in the past couple of weeks,’’ says Mr Grigg. Meanwhile in the Waimakariri district a header was burnt out near Mandeville late Monday afternoon. The resulting fire burnt through almost two hectares of rank grass, coming close to a couple of homes and causing stress to livestock on

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lifestyle blocks. Waimakariri principal rural fire officer Tim Sheppard said the speed the fire raced across paddocks ­ much faster than you could run ­ was ‘‘frightening’’. It then got into a shelter belt leaping 50 metres at a time before taking hold again. ‘‘It looked pretty grim there for a while but fire fighters got on top of it and the next thing we were mopping up,’’ he said. Continued Page 2


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Thursday January 22 2015

Roundabout to help traffic flow Water Restrictions

The entire Hurunui District is on water restrictions. Amberley Township, Waipara Township and Ashley Rural are all on Level Two Water Restrictions The rest of the district is on Level One Water Restrictions Roading - Weather Dependent

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HYP Senior Leadership Camp 6/7/8 February Hanmer Springs Forrest Camp Year 8 Leadership Camp 14/15 February Waipara Adventure Centre Register online www.hurunuiyouth.co.nz Proposed Flood Assessment Zone - Amberley Beach & Leithfield Beach

Two public drop in sessions are to be held: Monday 26 January 5-7pm at the Amberley Beach Community Room and Tuesday 27 January 4-7pm at the Leithfield Beach Community Room If you have any questions or require more information, please contact Scott Rose, HDC Planner, 314-0047 Public Meetings

26 Jan - Council Meeting 28 Jan - Glenmark pre-long term planning meeting Mayor’s Diary

24 Jan - Summer Reading Programme Prizegiving 28 Jan - Compass Radio interview - All residents are valued and connected community visioning/action meeting 29 Jan - District Plan Review Workshop - Roading Workshop

For more information on these activities and events, or on our business-as-usual services, visit our website www.hurunui.govt.nz or our Facebook page or call us on 314-0006, 319-8812 or 315-8400

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delays as the dual­lane roundabout is built. The NZ Transport Agency’s Acting Highway Manager Pete Connors says the roundabout is being built to improve safety and provide better access on to the highway from Pegasus Town and the soon­to­be­developed Ravenswood Village. ‘‘Work will be completed in stages. ‘‘The first stage is the construction to the west of the existing highway, of new

From Page 1 Mr Sheppard says many lifestyle blocks have rank grass on them that should have been grazed a month or more ago but many did not have enough animals to deal with the growth and some were finding the area ‘‘too big to manage’’ efficiently. The paddocks urgently needed mowed but it was now far too dangerous unless there is some rain, drizzle or a very heavy dew. ‘‘It is no use saving it for stock but don’t mow it in the middle of the day,’’ he says. Mr Sheppard says it was fortunate there were no stock losses in the Mandeville fire, as there were goats, sheep and horses everywhere. Meanwhile compost heaps at Budges Road, Burnt Hill, Oxford, continue to smoulder with Mr Sheppard predicting it could be a week or more before the fire is put out completely. The heaps were ‘‘highly volatile’’ particularly with the intense heat over the weekend.

Blackened . . . A road verge near Rotherham left blackened after a fire in a roadside tree line.

PHOTO: ALLAN GRIGG.

Coupled with the north west winds the heaps are still causing concern despite hours being spent at the site by volunteer firemen over the

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through the area, slow down and observe speed restrictions. The roundabout is being funded by the developers of Pegasus and Ravenswood. Mr Connors says when completed, speed through the intersection will be reduced to 70km/h at the new roundabout and will remain 70km/h through to Woodend. North of the roundabout, the speed will be 80km/h to Waikuku before the open speed limit applies.

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highway approaches, access to Ravenswood Village and the western side of the new roundabout. ‘‘Once this work is completed, traffic will shift to the new road and work will begin constructing the remainder of the roundabout and realigning access to Pegasus Town,’’ he says. It expected it will take around four and half months to complete the project and motorists are being asked to take extra care travelling

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Residential growth has resulted in a $1.8 million roundabout being built on State Highway One just north of Woodend. The roundabout has been on the drawing board for several years and now with the growth of Pegasus and the progress being made on the Ravenswood village opposite, the time is deemed right to build the roundabout. Motorists are being advised there will be speed restrictions and possible

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New HS needed? Local educators are asking if a high school in Amberley could be a solution to Rangiora High School’s bulging school roll. Rangiora High School principal Peggy Burrows says the school’s roll of around 1800 students is already big enough for a town the size of Rangiora. There are already 408 year 9 students enrolled for this year and the school has ‘‘good retention rates in senior students’’. However, Ministry of Education projections suggest the school roll could grow to 2500 over the next two decades, which Mrs Burrows says is too big. She suggests either a second high school is needed in Rangiora or a new high school could be built in Amberley for up to 800 students. ‘‘We don’t see it as healthy to go above 1800 and Amberley is a growing area. ‘‘I live in Balcairn and I shop at the new Amberley supermarket. If I was a parent it would be easier to send my kids to Amberley.’’ Rangiora High School was the South Island’s third largest school at the start of last year, with Burnside High School in Christchurch the largest with 2500 students. Mrs Burrows believes if a school gets too big it create problems, with students getting lost in the system and pastoral care can become more challenging. However, there is some flexibility in having 1800 students, as the school can provide some single sex classes. ‘‘We keep shrinking our zone, but what more can we do. The Ministry of Education doesn’t seem to be listening. They say they’ve got no plans to add to the network for secondary education in North Canterbury, but they do for primary.’’ Hurunui Mayor Winton Dalley says he met with Ministry of Education officials

last year, who informed him that Amberley did not have the population to justify a high school and there was sufficient provision in Rangiora and Kaiapoi High Schools and Hurunui College. ‘‘We had a responsibility to make sure we made provision. There is growth, but it’s not on the same scale as Waimakariri ­ but times can change quickly.’’ Amberley School principal Kevin O’Halloran says there are a number of possibilities for Amberley, which could take some of the pressure off Rangiora High School, including establishing a middle school for year 7­10 students, a district high school for year 7­13 students or Amberley School becoming an area school for year 1­13 students. ‘‘I believe there’s some real merit particularly with the growth in Rangiora. It’s a big step to go to a school of 1800 students. We do get parents and year 8 students who come to me because they are worried about it. ‘‘I would also be concerned about what sort of pastoral care would be provided in a school of 2500 students.’’ Amberley School’s roll is around 260 students. Last year there were 38 year 8 students, with most going to Rangiora High School this year. Leithfield School’s new principal Sharon Marsh says she would support the idea of a high school in Amberley, as she is ‘‘a great fan of students being educating in a community they live in’’. She says it is important to have wide discussion so ‘‘we are not just responding to a need now, but we are looking at what the opportunity can provide for us in the future’’. Woodend, Pegasus and Ravenswood area could also be options with the population projected to grow to between 10,000 and 13,000 over the next decade.

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Surfcasting for a fish and a prize By AMANDA BOWES Each year, a friend and I make an annual pilgrimage to the Amberley Beach Surfcasting competition, in a never ending quest to catch the big one and bag one of the tantalising prizes on offer. Sometimes we go alone, other times we are joined by locals who fancy a day out getting roasted on the beach. After years of attending the event, we have packing down to a fine art and take supplies that will cover our needs for far longer than just one day, or for an unlikely emergency (not just confined to embedded fish hooks, sandflies, cuts or jelly fish stings). This year, my husband wasn’t working and another local keen fisherman wanted to join us so he could tick it off his bucket list. He had kindly gone out the night before and braved a creek deep in the Weka Pass to bag us an eel for bait. Having tried squid, shellfish, crayfish and manufactured bait such as ‘‘Squid Vicious’’ and ‘‘Gulp’’ my contribution was meat from an over fat ewe that had been in the freezer for a couple years. Most years we leave a bit late and by the time we find a car park the only ones left require then walking for what seems an interminable distance with all our gear. This year, we were determined to get there early and find a good spot to park and fish. Leaving Waikari at 6.30am, we were registered by just after 7am and ready to find the perfect spot. For once we hit the jackpot and got a park that was only a few metres from where we would set up camp for the day. The next half hour was spent getting rods ready for the starting whistle and discussing hook size, bait and the rules of the competition. There was a light Nor­wester blowing and it was shaping up to be a scorcher.

Sea, surf, sand and fishing rods . . . The annual Amberley Beach Surf Casting competition PHOTO: AMANDA BOWES drew a good crowd last Sunday. While we always dream of catching the big one, usually all we catch is seaweed or a snag so a few trips to a fishing store had us armed with all sorts of paraphernalia "guaranteed to catch fish." When you are only 5’4" wielding a 12 foot surfcasting rod can be quite a challenge, the biggest of which is casting out far enough. With two burly men on tap this year to throw out the lines on occasion (well, quite a few occasions actually) it certainly helped the shoulder not becoming catatonic from constant casting! Next to us, a young fella had only been fishing a short time when he pulled in his first catch of the day ­ a nice healthy Kawhai. Somewhat encouraged by this auspicious start, we thought we might be in with a chance.

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Not long after casting out, I pulled in a magnificent paddle crab, which was duly admired by those fishing either side. When the measuring man turned up on his quad, I held out the crab as though it was the Holy Grail from the sea. It measured a respectable 11cm across the back and with that done, I returned my catch to the ocean. The youngster next to us continued to pull in fish after fish, more Kawhai, Yellow Eyed Mullets and of course paddle crabs. Our bait was being taken as fast as it could go out and there was high expectations all round. The day grew hotter and hotter, with the wind whipping up and dying down. The umbrella we had came to grief after a strong gust, so eventually the sea

was the only place to find relief. Like all good fishing expeditions we all had the one that got away ­ witnessed by others, so not just a fishy story! The old ewe meat began rendering itself down in the extreme heat and seemed to be a real hit with what ever was lurking in the waves. A lone dolphin cruised up and down the line of breakers, perhaps chasing the mullet, and seabirds were aplenty looking for scraps. By early afternoon, the heat was getting too much, so I sat down on the wet sand with my fishing rod and let the breakers swirl around, cooling off overheated skin. It was a reasonably popular past time as more and more people got into the sea to cool down, carefully avoiding the many fishing lines. Well, we didn’t catch the big one, but at the prize giving, we were lucky enough to win a spot prize, which was a famous first. The young fella beside us won four fishing rods as his fish were all the longest measured in the junior section. Every other junior received a Leatherman so nobody went home empty handed. In the senior section, a huge skate measuring over two metres took out the top prize for G Pownsonby, while the rest of the fish measured were cod and Kawhai, with only one dogfish. Driving home, I couldn’t help but think how lucky we are to live in a place where rivers, mountains and lakes are on one door step, while the sea is only half an hour in the other direction. The competition is one of those summer Kiwi experiences that brings people together to collectively enjoy the challenges of catching a fish, get outrageously over exposed to the sun, salt and surf and maybe go home with a prize. Long may the Amberley Lions Club which organises the event keep doing so and keep the yearly tradition alive.

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Rangiora businesses in positive mood By DAVID HILL Rangiora businesses are feeling more positive as the High Street recovery becomes more visible. Business owners and staff spoken to by The News say the future is looking more certain and they continue to be well­ supported by a loyal customer base. Over the last few years several buildings including Farmers, Robbies, the Lambert, Pulley and Conway buildings have been demolished due to earthquake damage and legislation. However, local business owners and staff say things are looking up, with building work progressing on the former Conway and Lambert sites (172­188 High Street) and the former Rangiora Saddlery building site (214­216 High Street). Several businesses have been occupying container shops on the Waimakariri District Council lawn for the last two years, but are now looking forward to a fresh start. F­Stop Rangiora Photo Lab is all set to move into The News’ former High Street shop on Monday, February 2, while other businesses are looking forward to moving into the brand new Conway building, which is under construction. Jaks Clothing and Accessories owner

Debbie Albrecht says she has been making use of Facebook to help keep her customers informed of her plans for the move into the new Conway building in April ­ and a name change to ‘‘So You!’’ ‘‘It will be a much bigger space (than the container) so it will have a totally different look. I absolutely can’t wait. ‘‘I think everyone is noticing that things are changing in a positive way, we’ve just had to learn to be patient.’’ Further along High Street, Rangiora Showcase Jewellers owner Julienne Stewart says she is looking forward to seeing the new buildings being completed along High Street. ‘‘We bought this place (last year) looking to the future. ‘‘There has been disruption with the roadworks, but it’s always going to be disruptive, but there’s plenty of positive activity at the end of that to look forward to.’’ She says her business is continuing to be supported by its loyal customers. ‘‘We’ve got awesome, friendly, happy staff, so that leads to friendly, happy customers. It’s been fascinating watching the developments at Robbies and what’s happening down at Farmers’ end. It’s all going to be positive moving forward and there are much happier people everywhere.’’

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Thursday January 22 2015

POLITICAL COMMENT

by Stuart Smith - MP for Kaikoura

Challenges can arise Fluctuations normal A summer such as we have had so far, reminds me of just what a great place it is that we live. People often say to me there is so much opportunity to be had for those that actively seek it. For the most part, I agree, however we should not forget those that through no fault of their own, are not equipped to embrace all that our electorate has to offer. For some families, achieving the basics in life can be a challenge. The recent story, in the north of the electorate, of a mother and her plight to find suitable housing for her son with cerebral palsy brought this home to me. Albeit at the last hurdle, a home has been found and everything is being done to accommodate the family. In this situation, I contacted Housing New Zealand, the Ministry of Social Development and the Minister’s office to help find a resolution. It seems timely to remind readers that, as their local Member of Parliament, I am here to help them and will do what I can, when I can, to assist. I want this electorate to be a place that people from all walks of life can enjoy without the burden of unnecessary difficulties.

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In Hurunui, a district with a predominantly primary land based and visitor industry economy, fluctuating fortunes are normal, influenced by many factors outside our control. Seasonal weather variations, inevitable storm and weather events, national and international market product prices, financial and trading influences, all conspire to make life unpredictable and challenging in a district like ours. We certainly experienced all these in 2014 and a typical Canterbury dry spell is now extending into 2015. As we contemplate the challenges and opportunities in 2015, additional to the above constant challenges, we are increasingly challenged by the wider community’s demands, via government policies, for higher environmental standards. While most of us agree with the need to protect our environment, the challenge is, how do we accomplish that without destroying our small rural communities, people’s livelihoods, and still maintain the New Zealand economy, let alone contribute to government targets of 50 percent increased agricultural productivity by 2025. The challenge of meeting higher environmental standards impacts both on our small urban communities and the rural productive sector.

Funding infrastructure upgrades to meet tougher sewer discharge regulations is daunting, as is meeting New Zealand Drinking Water standards. Proposed changes in the way we fund these utilities in the future will be an important issue for the community this year. Meeting environmental standards in our waterways is causing tension between sections of our farming community and is a major challenge ahead. These issues can only be resolved for mutual benefit if all parties remain engaged in open and trusting dialogue. Adding to the mix we have yet to agree on a way forward to meet another National requirement, the protection of Biodiversity, as we review our District Plan. While our 2015 challenges appear daunting, confronting them and finding solutions will be rewarding and ensure the ongoing success and prosperity of our great district. Working with next years Youth Council, an outstanding group of young people, encouraging them to extend their leadership skills and get involved in their community’s challenging issues is an exciting prospect. Leaving our district in good heart and our youth well prepared for a challenging and changing world is the legacy we want to leave.

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Sometimes, as with the case in point, the chances of my being able to facilitate a suitable outcome are far better if I hear about a case sooner rather than later. On some occasions, there may be little I can do immediately to resolve a problem, but it is helpful in the long run to know about a situation before it erupts into a situation requiring an urgent response. If you require my assistance, please call (03) 3137926 or email me at stuart.smithmp@parliament.govt.nz. The government is continuing to work at delivering better public services. These include lifting educational achievement and upskilling our workforce, providing better and more convenient healthcare, getting more people off welfare and into work, supporting the vulnerable, and making our communities safer. We want stable, sustainable growth over the long term to support New Zealanders and their families. With the busy election year behind us, I am looking forward with great enthusiasm to the year ahead. I look forward to getting stuck in again and doing what I can towards achieving the outcomes outlined above for the electorate and those outlined in my maiden speech to parliament. https://www.national.org.nz/news/ news/media­releases/detail/ 2014/10/22/stuart­smith­maiden­speech.

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Young man to lead memorial ride When 15 year old Fletcher Earl discovered he was too young to ride in the 100 year 100 horse ride planned for Anzac day in Waikari, he was highly disappointed. He had hoped to ride alongside his mother and sister in remembrance of his great great uncle, John Robert Patterson, who left Canterbury to fight at Gallipoli. But his disappointment soon turned to joy, when he was offered a part in one of the several short films being produced by Terry King, remembering the Canterbury Mounted Riflemen, who took their horses overseas to fight in the First World War. ‘‘I have always been really interested in the history of World War One and so it has been really cool doing the film,’’says Fletcher.

It was a lot of work, but Fletcher says he enjoyed every minute of it. One lot of filming took place on Woodend beach, at sunrise, where they were depicting fighting in the desert, while another day of filming was spent at Terry’s place. While Fletcher used his own horse for the filming at Terry’s, a horse was supplied for the desert re­enactment. Fletcher’s family have four horses on their Pyramid Valley property and Fletcher says although he enjoys riding every now and again, he is ‘‘too lazy’’ to ride very often. ‘‘I was told that as my riding wasn’t totally flash, I had to get better to be in the films, so I practiced really hard.’’ Stanley, one of the Earl’s horses, took to filming like a duck to water and wasn’t phased by the strange goings on such as the stunt horses having to lie down and

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Back to School Open for Enrolments 26th January ry to 30 January ry Course confirmation Y11-13 1.30pm 30 January ry 2015 Phone 03 314-4430 office@hurunuicollege.school.nz Stephen Beck Principal

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Lunches catering for allergies School lunch boxes which cater for kids with food allergies can often be difficult. But two mums have come up with an easy way to help out. They have established a blog ­ www.littlebare.net ­ complete with recipes to help out not only with lunches but also with breakfast and dinner and for treats. Lonnie Pomeroy of Nelson and Brydie Morrison of Amberley publish simple and nourishing recipes for children that are all free of gluten, dairy, refined sugar and other allergens on their website. The recipes are tried and tested on Lonnie and Brydie’s own hungry little bears, who have various dietary requirements but incredibly healthy appetites. The recipes are full of nourishing ingredients without all the nasties contained in packaged food. Many of them can be whipped up in ten minutes or so, or made in double or triple batches and stored in the freezer for easy school or pre­school lunch food. Recipes include lemon and chia seed muffins, iron boosting bliss balls, vanilla cookies, apple crumble muffins, chocolate bliss bikkies, coconut milk

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End of era for school By SHELLEY TOPP When pupils at Rangiora Borough School in King Street return from their summer holidays on Tuesday, February 3, they will notice something big is missing. In their absence the J1­J6 classroom block has been demolished. The work is stage three of the school’s extensive property upgrade in preparation for stage four, the construction of a new building with 12 classrooms. The development is part of the Government’s $22 million upgrade of four North Canterbury schools, including Rangiora Borough, Oxford Area, Ashgrove and Southbrook, alongside a $14.9 million development project at Rangiora High School. Of the $22 million, Rangiora Borough has been allocated $7m. The upgrades are being made to accommodate the population growth in North Canterbury since the Christchurch earthquakes during 2010 and 2011. Helen Hirst, of Rangiora, who attended the school during the 1930s said she was shocked to see the building being demolished last week. ‘‘I thought, there is another part of my

life that has been bulldozed away,’’ she said. Back then, during Helen’s time at the school, classrooms in the building, which was built in 1925, had been converted to open­air classrooms. It was the new thing to enable more sunshine and light into classrooms, which was seen as a healthy option for children. ‘‘They were really quite a feature,’’ Helen said. ‘‘They had doors facing north that could slide right open and let the air through. Previously classrooms had high­ pitched windows and were much more enclosed,’’ she said. Rangiora Borough School principal Alan Sutton said the old six­classroom block was being replaced with 12 classrooms. Completion was projected for September or October this year. ‘‘It will be a modern learning environment, much like what they have at Pegasus,’’ he said. The school was built in 1873. The sliding doors in the open­air classrooms, which Helen remembers, had been replaced by aluminium­framed windows at some point, Alan said, but he was unsure when.

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Garaging facilities at the Culverden St John Ambulance are to be upgraded. And bright yellow plastic ducks will be a big part of the fundraising campaign to help pay for the building. An adjoining section has been bought by the Amuri St John area committee for the new garage and a Duck Race down the Pahau Stream is aimed at boosting fundraising efforts. The local Lions Clubs of Amuri, Hanmer Springs and Hawarden­ Waikari have joined forces to help with the project and people will soon be asked to part with some of their cash to buy one of over 1000 plastic ducks as entry into the race. Englefield Baths and Showers has helped out by donating the ducks for the Easter Sunday event. A previous Duck Race helped raise $20,000 to help pay for an ambulance. The Culverden ambulance station serves the largest area in the South Island, responding to calls from as far north as Maruia Springs, south to Frog Rock and east half way along the Inland and Leader Roads. It also covers the Cheviot and Amberley regions when they are not able to provide a crew. The area committee of the Amuri St John Ambulance service says the huge contribution volunteer operational colleagues make enables a continuous manned service for the region. It requires 23 volunteers to crew Culverden during the week

Model Ts will line up in Rangiora next Thursday to take a jaunt to the West Coast. The seven day coast­to­ coast ‘‘West is Best’’ 2015 National rally is being run by the Model T Ford Club of New Zealand. Entrants will depart from the Ivory Street Countdown carpark on January 29 and head to Murchison for the first stop over of the journey. The following day the tour winds its way across country to Lake Rotoroa and through the Buller Gorge to sunny

Westport. From there the tour meanders its way to Karamea and the following day, February 1, takes a trip north to gaze on the Heaphy Track before the tour winds its way back to Westport. Greymouth is the destination the following day before participants head over the Alps the next day to Hanmer Springs for a soak in the hot pools after visiting historic places on ‘‘out of the way’’ roads. It’s back to Rangiora and the final dinner on February 4.

Bridge on track Volunteering . . . A St John volunteer helps out at a serious accident PHOTO: SUPPLIED. north of Culverden. with many spending either the day or night at the crew house in Culverden, involving a huge commitment by them and their families. Often the station has to provide two ambulances. Every week day Culverden 1 is crewed by a paid officer and a volunteer and at night and the weekend the crew is all voluntary. When it is called out a second vehicle is crewed and personnel are ready to come into the station from home. This means that some volunteers may be doing two or three rostered 12

hour shifts and they can also be doing a ‘‘second call’’ duty during a week. Culverden ambulances responded to 50 jobs in November, 10 of which were outside its area ­ Cheviot, Waipara, Omihi, Pegasus, Amberley and Sefton ­ and in December it responded to 52 callouts, nine of which were outside the area. The second truck was used on four occasions. January looks likely to continue the upward trend with 41 jobs dealt with up until January 16.

The new Ashley River bridge is on track to open in March. Waimakariri Mayor David Ayers says the council is hoping to discuss plans in the coming weeks for the official opening of the bridge on Cones Road, near Rangiora, which is expected to be in mid­March. Mr Ayers says the bridge may initially be opened to north­bound traffic only, with the old bridge used for south­bound traffic, while finishing touches are made. Work began on the $10.6 million reinforced concrete

bridge in February last year, after the contract was awarded to Concrete Structures Limited. The bridge will have cycle lanes on both sides and a footpath on the downstream side. Before it opens Mr Ayers will open the Rangiora Town Hall on February 28, while a special guest will open the Oxford Town Hall on February 21. ‘‘I’ve worked hard on it (the Rangiora Town Hall) for 30 years, so I’m not giving up that honour to anyone,’’ he jokes.


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Eco­choice . . . Sophie Wang, co­owner of The Good Street Deli in Rangiora, with their popular range of eco­friendly reusable cups made in New Zealand by the Underground PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP. Coffee Company.

Reusable coffee cups aid clogged landfills By SHELLEY TOPP The next time you dash into a cafe ´ for a takeaway coffee, tea or hot chocolate, spare a thought for our bulging landfills because single­use takeaway cups are no longer recyclable. But in North Canterbury, some cafe ´s have already clicked on to the idea of reusable coffee cups to help reduce the amount of rubbish headed to landfill. Sophie Wang, co­owner of the Good Street Deli in Rangiora, says they began selling reusable cups to provide customers with an environmentally­ friendly alternative to the single­use cups. Their brightly­coloured range of New Zealand­made Underground Coffee Company reusable cups are proving popular with customers. At Amberley’s Little Vintage Espresso Cafe, many customers bring their own reusable takeaway cups, and have done so since the cafe opened in April 2013, says co­owner Vanessa Hanna. Katie Nimmo, Sustainability Projects Facilitator at the University of Canterbury Sustainability Office says the end­point recycler in China will no longer accept recyclable cups due to takeaway cups contaminating more valuable recyclable paper and cardboard with the remnant traces of leftover coffee, hot chocolate and tea.

‘‘There are also problems with recycling the coating on the inside of the cups. Recycling from New Zealand is regularly audited and in some cases recycling with high levels of contamination are refused at the border and sent right back to New Zealand ­ at our cost. These shipments then have to be dumped in the landfill at yet another cost.’’ Katie Nimmo says the biggest positive impact we can have on this problem is to stop using single­use takeaway cups altogether. As an alternative, she recommends sitting down with friends and enjoying a leisurely coffee served in a china cup, or buying a reusable takeaway cup. Dr Sharon McIver of Our Daily Waste, a Christchurch recycling and waste prevention consultancy, says the single­ use takeaway cups look like mini rubbish bins and because of this people stuff them with apple cores, cigarette butts, pie wrappers etc. ‘‘So that when they get thrown in the recycling bin they’re already full of contaminants. Also, it’s amazing the damage half a left over latte or hot chocolate can do to a bin full of clean recycling,’’ she says. Although single­use takeaway cups ‘‘only became popular in New Zealand in the last 20 years they are now one of our biggest waste items.’’

Boating workshop Boating is a favourite kiwi pastime, but all too often a pleasant day out on the water turns to disaster. Amberley resident, Rear­Admiral Peter McHaffie, is passionate about prevention of boating accidents through education. Mr McHaffie, a former chief of the Royal New Zealand Navy, has also cruised and lived onboard recreational powerboats and admits to a few mishaps of his own making. ‘‘What boaties doesn’t have cautionary tales to tell? There is nothing so unpredictable as the sea,’’ he says. Mr McHaffie will share his expertise about boats and navigation through TimeBank Hurunui’s Learning Exchange programme on Thursdays, January 29, from 6pm to 7.30pm at the

Amberley Library’s RSA room. ‘‘Keeping your Boat Shipshape and Your Crew Safe’’ is for novice and more experienced mariners. Topics will cover assessing marine weather and waterway environments, using communication and safety equipment, reading charts, position finding, anchoring and mooring, avoiding collisions, nautical protocols and the importance of briefing crews. Mr McHaffie will also advise about the services, publications and courses available to boat­owners or anyone who intends to go cruising. The workshop is open to all. Payment is by TimeBank Hurunui time credits or a small fee. To enrol call 314 3406 or email tbhlearningexchange@gmail.com.

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Thrills and spills aplenty at Canterbury rodeo By ROBYN BRISTOW ‘‘Give that cowboy a round of applause,’’ was the familiar catch cry of Craig ‘‘Wiggy’’ Wiggins, the effervescent compere at last Saturday’s Canterbury Rodeo. On a hot, dusty day, more than 4000 rodeo enthusiasts packed into the Canterbury Rodeo Arena at the Mandeville Sports Complex in North Canterbury. They came for the thrills and spills, and there were plenty of them. They cheered and clapped at the cowgirls who rode their horses around barrels at break­ neck speed, the cowboys who climbed up on to wild horses harnessed to buck like crazy, and the bulls, like Dougal, in his last year of service, ‘‘ who were bred to buck cowboys off’’. But they saved a special cheer for Libby Bent, the trail­blazing 18­year­old from Tai Tapu, who is New Zealand’s only female bull rider. She competed in the second division barrel racing event earlier in the day, then stepped up into the big league riding in the open grade bull ride event for the first time, having competed in the lower ranks in previous competitions. Women are not permitted to compete in ‘‘rough­stock’’ rodeo events, including bull riding, in New Zealand, but Libby has special dispensation from the New Zealand Cowboys’ Association to do so. She was also in the limelight last year, riding a bull in a controversial advertisement for New Zealand women’s fashion retailer Glassons. With so many competitors

biting the dust during the rodeo on Saturday, the opportunity for serious injuries to humans and animals in this fast­paced, high­ risk sport seemed endless. It looked nasty when a steer rolled on Christchurch cowboy Scott Glassey, during the steer wrestling event. He walked uncomfortably from the ring, his face covered in blood. However, he was quickly examined by the St John Ambulance medics who said his injuries were not serious. Scott, whose daughters, Grace aged 11, and Meg, aged 9, competed in the junior barrel racing event earlier in the day, won the steer wrestling event and was back on his horse a short time after being injured. The St John Ambulance team said there were no serious injuries and the rodeo’s marketing spokeswoman, Yvonne Bresser, said no animals had been injured either.

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Kaiapoi marks recovery milestone By DAVID HILL Kaiapoi took a major step towards earthquake recovery with the opening of the town’s brand new civic centre on Saturday. The Ruataniwha Kaiapoi Civic Centre was officially opened on Saturday morning, with the new library immediately opened for service. Waimakariri Mayor David Ayers told the assembled crowd that it was ‘‘a great day for Kaiapoi and the Waimakariri district and it’s also a good day for Canterbury’’. ‘‘It marks a day of moving forward from the devastating earthquakes. It’s all part of our province’s recovery. ‘‘Kaiapoi is one of two main towns in our district and it’s important for the whole district that Kaiapoi is doing well.’’ The new civic centre building houses the Kaiapoi library, service centre and an art space. The Kaiapoi Museum is also moving in, but is not expected to open until April. The project cost $13.8 million and was completed on time, within budget. Mr Ayers was joined by chief executive Jim Palmer, Kaiapoi Community Board chairwoman Robyn Wallace and Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey as speakers for the opening. Each speech was followed by a waiata sung by a choir featuring council staff and Cr Kirstyn Barnett. Fellow Mayors Winton Dalley (Hurunui) and Kelvin Coe (Selwyn) were also in attendance to show their solidarity. Mrs Wallace said it had been a long journey since the September

Quality time . . . Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey reads to his daughter The cut . . . Kaiapoi Community Board chairwoman Robyn Wallace cuts PHOTO: DAVID HILL the ribbon, under the watchful eye of Waimakariri Mayor David Ayers, at Emily (10 months) in the new library. the official opening of the Ruataniwha Kaiapoi Civic Centre on Saturday. former healthcare worker, said he 4, 2010, earthquake and the town had ‘‘irreversibly changed’’. was aware there were still many ‘‘Friends and neighbours have residents struggling to move on moved away and new people have and reminded them ‘‘it’s OK to ask come here and now call Kaiapoi for help’’. home.’’ ‘‘Even though it’s been four She said the new civic centre years, international research ‘‘will offer a place to meet and shows that it’s the three to five work and a place for everyone.’’ year period after a major event She is looking forward to the first which are the hardest and that’s Kaiapoi Community Board where we are now.’’ meeting in the new building on Waimakariri Libraries manager Monday, February 16. Phillippa Ashbey says the new Mr Doocey said Saturday’s Kaiapoi library contains 26,000 opening is the first of several ‘‘new books on the shelves and another beginnings for the district’’, with 4000 in storage. the Rangiora and Oxford town While the number of books is Browsing . . . Visitors look for books in the new library. halls and new Ashley River bridge similar to the pre­earthquake library, the new two­storey Saturday. and enjoy it.’’ due to be opened this year, along with several roading projects building means the books are ‘‘This library has more of a The name Ruataniwha was a getting under way. more spread out. sense of community space. We former Ngai Tahu food gathering While the opening marked a ‘‘It’s nice to see people here have more people space and we settlement along the banks of what major step forward, Mr Doocey, a inhabiting the space,’’ she said on want people to be able to come is now known as Cam River.

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Murals bring library to life Leaders needed By DAVID HILL Storytelling art is featuring in the first exhibition in Kaiapoi’s new artspace. The work of Christchurch artist Mary Kelleher is on display in the new artspace in the Ruataniwha Kaiapoi Civic Centre and Library, featuring ‘‘The Mill is Kaiapoi’’, which was launched on Waitangi Day last year. Co­ordinator Jackie Watson says the new artspace provides an opportunity to promote local art, to educate the public, to display the work of New Zealand artists and ‘‘it’s really open to anyone.’’ Mary, who spent the first four years of her life in Amberley, says she likes to tell a story with her art, which is known as ‘‘Handmade Histories’’. She uses old blankets and curtains to create a story mural and each of her works has an accompanying book and song. ‘‘It’s my passion. These are not just artworks to just be revered from a distance, it’s about storytelling and arousing curiosity to learn about their history and to provide a link between generations. ‘‘There might be three generations come to an exhibition and the different props accompanying my work can spark a conversation by triggering a memory.’’ During the exhibition Mary will be working on a new heritage story mural ‘‘The Little Shop That Grew’’, as well as holding workshops to share her skills and she hopes that local schools will come and visit. Her other works include: ‘‘The Story of a New Zealand Truck Driver’’ which recounts stories her father told her about Midnight Williams, a truck driver at Banks Peninsula. The song is sung to the tune of ‘‘Baa Baa Black Sleep’’. ‘‘The Mouse in the Mill’’ tells the story of how fleece is made into yarn, with the song being sung to the tune of ‘‘Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush’’. In ‘‘Knit One, Purl One’’ she ‘‘wanted to show how a photo brings back all sorts of memories, as this photo did for me of New Zealand women of 1950s and 1960s knitting garments for all the family, especially my mum’’. This mural is made from an old curtain sourced from a Salvation Army shop, while the accompanying doll is a Kader doll from the 1950s dressed in knitting found in local Kaiapoi charity shops. An unfinished part of a sock from her mother’s

Knitting it together . . . Mary Kelleher says her ‘‘Knit One, Purl One’’ story mural will spark some memories for visitors to her ‘‘Handmade Histories’’ art display in the Ruataniwha Kaiapoi Civic Centre. sewing basket is also featured, along with knitting patterns and needles her mother used. Mary looks forward to chatting to people as they visit the exhibition and hearing their stories. ‘‘I’m interested in people’s stories. It’s like it’s that part of New Zealand’s history that we feel it’s not history because it’s not that long ago ­ it doesn’t go back centuries. ‘‘But as the song from ‘The Mill is Kaiapoi’ goes: ‘People come, people go, they love and fight and live and grow’.’’ The exhibition featuring six unique handmade story murals from ‘‘Handmade Histories’’ will be open until the end of February. Other planned exhibitions this year include a photography display, ceramics and children’s art.

Kaikoura St John’s youth division urgently needs leaders. If leaders are not found by the time school starts next month, the group of about 15 young people may have to go into recess. Work commitments mean present leader Lisa Bond is unable to fully commit to the role, while her assistant leader from last year, Kate Summerton, has moved to Christchurch to attend teachers college. She says it is a voluntary position, but ‘‘it’s pretty rewarding and the kids doing it really enjoy it’’. ‘‘We need someone to take over my role. It’s about looking after the cadets. It’s like Scouts or Girl Guides ­ the cadets are children from ages 8 to 17 and they learn about service and do badge work with a first aid focus,’’ Lisa says.

While the group has been meeting on Monday evenings from 4pm to 5.30pm, she says the evening and timing is flexible. ‘‘The hour and a half gives us time to do badge work, drills and marching, which the young people really enjoy doing.’’ Lisa has led the youth division for seven years, but her work commitments as head of marketing for Whale Watch means she will be out of town regularly during the year. She says she will around to support a new leader in getting started next month, but will be away for most of March. ‘‘The area committee is very supportive and St John can help cover the costs of attending training. It is a good opportunity for someone to give back into the community.’’

Summer dry stress Rural Women New Zealand is concerned for the mental well­ being of farmers as they struggle with the dry summer. ‘‘However, the overriding concern for Rural Women is women, who are often at the sharp end when mental illness strikes,’’ says president Wendy McGowan. ‘‘While they are seen as carers and nurturers they are not immune to stress and depression, but are most likely to put their own mental

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Entries up for ewe fair By AMANDA BOWES While ewe numbers are up by 4000 at the 2015 Hawarden Ewe Fair, dry conditions are not a factor, says Rural Livestock agent Kevin Rowe. A total of 24,000 ewes will go under the hammer at the two day sale, with 12,000 strong wool ewes expected on January 27 and 12,000 fine wool on January 30. After the last ewe has been sold, there will be a ram sale. ‘‘The dry is not an issue,’’says Kevin. ‘‘We are just having a typical Canterbury summer like we used to have four or five years ago.’’ He thinks the media are over reacting a bit to the summer dry and says conditions are not really at a point where it could be described as a drought. Unlike last year where several farmers were selling capital stock due to either a change in farming practice or as the result of selling their properties, the sale this year will be more typical with annual draft ewes being presented and excess younger ewes. Traditionally the Hawarden Ewe Fair experiences hot temperatures and while last year the summer had been relatively cool, this year stock and people have become more hardened to the high temperatures which have prevailed. Whether buying, selling or just perusing, the ewe fair provides great entertainment as the auctioneers work their magic on the buyers of the thousands of sheep at a pace that can sometimes be hard to keep up with. For a country that has seen sheep farms decline with the increase in dairy, the Hawarden Ewe Fair is

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Lynda Murchison. transition should take place. ‘‘Most people appreciate the commissioners have tried to link with the community, but they are not elected by the community. ‘‘I think there’s been some very good stuff which has come out over the last wee while, but we should also acknowledge ECan did some good stuff before the commissioners [were appointed].’’ She says there is some support among farmers for a mix of elected councillors and ‘‘with

‘‘Canterbury always has an issue which Auckland doesn’t have in that we have a large rural area and diverse communities,’’ Mrs Murchison says. ‘‘A unitary authority within Christchurch city might work, but what about the rest of Canterbury? Separate unitary authorities across Canterbury simply wouldn’t work as those areas are too big geographically and too sparsely populated.’’ Mr Hunt says the Auckland Super City model is ‘‘still Reuben Hunt. unproven’’. ‘‘While people say we would learn from their mistakes, it’s some appointed for their expertise’’. about central government and Mrs Murchison says ECan has commercial interests wanting improved its consent application more control ­ it’s much easier to process, which was cited by the control one council, than 10 Government as one of the reasons Mayors and 10 councils.’’ for sacking the elected He says decisions around councillors in May 2010, and she earthquake recovery, water would like to see ECan quality and public transport are too important to be left to ‘‘continuing to work with people rather than against them’’. unelected officials. However, he Both Mrs Murchison and Mr is not opposed to a mix of elected Hunt oppose amalgamation and and appointed councillors, ‘‘but I the establishment of a unitary would have to see the model authority. first’’.

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Methane eating microbes Field days planning on track

Young farmer contest action Young farmers are gearing up for New Zealand’s ultimate rural challenge. The ANZ Young Farmer Contest’s Tasman region final will be held at Kirwee on Saturday, March 14, with Hurunui YFC member James Hoban and Nathan Broerse, of Amuri YFC, representing North Canterbury. The contest’s seven regional finals will be held during February, March and April, with 56 competitors vying for one of seven places in the grand final at Taupo during July 2­4. Now into its 47th year, the iconic contest displays the finest of New Zealand Young Farmers in a range of action­packed challenges. Towards the end of last year more than 250 young farmers battled it out across 22 district finals, including North Canterbury. ‘‘The Young Farmer Contest is unique in the world for its national reach and breadth of competition,’’ New Zealand Young Farmers chief executive Terry Copeland says. ‘‘It’s a chance for the wider New Zealand community to see first­hand the specialist knowledge and skills that our future rural leaders possess. It is a showcase for the cream of New Zealand’s up and coming agri­sector talent.’’ Regional finalists show their skills across a range of tasks in the practical day challenges and evening show rounds as they vie for a slice of the total $271,000 contest prize pool. More information on the regional finals can be found at www.youngfarmercontest.co.nz.

The organisers of South Island Agricultural Field Days (SIAFD) are well down the track of shifting the venue of the popular event from Lincoln to Kirwee. The SIAFD executive committee has taken ownership of its new site, a 40

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Hurunui triumphs Canty Country qualifies for zone cricket final with bowls trophies Canterbury Country qualified for the zone Hawke Cup cricket final with a comprehensive victory over Buller at Mainpower Oval over the weekend. Player/coach Shanan Stewart was again to the fore starring with both bat and ball. First he destroyed the Buller batting with his medium pace bowling before top scoring in the reply. Spin twins, Jeremy Benton and Sam Baxter then made sure there was no chance of any Buller revival. Buller 98 (S Stewart 6/14, J Benton 2/33) and 80 (S Baxter 5/46, Benton 4/13) lost outright to Canterbury Country 273 (Stewart 78, L Bartholomuesz 56, T Doyle 47, M Laffey 33). In local Club play Amberley had a good victory over Southbrook, which

managed 111 with Matt Brine contributing 45 of those. Ian King with five wickets was the chief destroyer. Amberley got home with two wickets to spare. After weeks of dry conditions Oxford somehow managed to present a damp pitch for its match against Cheviot, which succumbed rather meekly for just 75. It took the home side just 12 overs to chase down the victory. Southbrook 111 (M Brine 45; I King 5/20, J Robertson 2/7) lost to Amberley 112/8 (M Tayles 40; H Williams 4/20, D Power 3/20). Cheviot 75 (J Waghorn 3/12, M Hogarth 3/19) lost to Oxford 78/3 (G Lester 25no, S Undre 23).

Golf fundraiser for cancer Anderson­Keith trophy by beating Mid Canterbury, and the Colin and Nell Inch Plate after beating Malvern. They topped off their successful day by winning the Barnett Lester Trophy after beating Ellesmere and being awarded the prized Athol MacDonald Trophy as overall winner. Photo: Supplied

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N O RT H C A N T E R B U RY

January 22, 2015 |

Properties for sale throughout North Canterbury

13 Horsley Down Road, Harwarden $279,000 For more details please contact Jackie Frame P. 03 315 7084 or M. 027 435 9810 E. jackie.frame@harcourts.co.nz Harcourts ID: HS6268

Hawarden Haven In the Quaint village of Hawarden you will find this delightful French inspired two bedroom, two bathroom near new home. The current owners making it their holiday haven from the hustle and bustle of the city, only a 50 min drive from Christchurch. Selling fully furnished and ready to holiday or equally ready to make your home... This a home you will never want to leave! A rare find in this peaceful rural

8 Street, LotHassall 698 Silverstream Rangiora Kaipoi

$469,000 $435,000

625m2 section, 147m home, 3 bed, designer & living

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location, with local rivers and lakes proving popular summer spots with the locals. Avoid disappointment and call me today to arrange a viewing that will impress! Deadline Sale - all offers presented 4pm, 17th February 2015 (unless sold prior) Open Home: Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th 11.00 - 11.45am

22 LotHuntingdon 8 OakďŹ elds Drive, Rangiora

$559,000 $399,000

740m section, 216m house, 4 bed, designer kitche , ble garage

Beach Grove, Lot 35 15 Highgate Kaiapoi Rangiora

$389,000 $529,000

2 bedrooms, open plan kitchen/dining & plan, living, outstanding street appeal

Visit our showhomes:

Sarah Wyeth 027 235 3565 Sue Coakley 027 675 2367 Craig De Goldi 027 617 7388

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22 & 23 Huntingdon Drive, Arlington Park, Rangiora | Sat-Mon 12-4pm Corner Silverstream Blvd & Bernard Street, Kaiapoi | Wed-Sun 12-4pm 39 Bayliss Drive, Sovereign Lakes, Kaiapoi | Open 7 days 12-4pm OfďŹ ce: 346 Flaxton Road, Rangiora Email: nc.sales@mikegreerhomes.co.nz

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$370,000

POA

Don’t Delay...

Harcourts ID: RG7114

3 Courage Road, Amberley – In a great location, handy to everything Amberley has to offer sits this

Affordable Lifestyle Living!

Harcourts ID: BF23484

367 Earlys Road, Cust – HOUSE: The start of something good to come - 133m² family home with three

sunny home on a pretty, fully fenced section. Inside you will find three double bedrooms, a bathroom

bedrooms, large open plan living and rural views to the alps. Sited on 4ha with double garage & barn.

with a separate shower and bath, open plan kitchen and dining area through to a large living room with

BARELAND: 3 x 4ha (10 acre) blocks with views to the alps. Subject to resource consent with final titles

log burner. Partially covered patio and garden is a delight of sights with an array of colour. A detached

expected mid 2015. Covenants to protect your investment, access driveway, fenced boundaries and

single garage, carport, off street parking and various garden sheds complete the picture.

services to the boundary. Great lifestyle opportunity! Phone for more information or an appointment.

Jo Prince

Gemma & Sue Roberts

Licensed Sales Consultant

P. 03 313 6158 M. 027 613 4440 E. jo.prince@harcourts.co.nz

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Premier Section on the 18th Green

Harcourts ID: HPG5594

11 Mapleham Drive, Pegasus – On offer is this fantastic 2512m section which is in a prime location 2

The Complete Lifestyle!

Harcourts ID: BF23549

434 Stoney Flat Road, Loburn North – Option1. Three bedroom family home + studio with two living

sitting next to the 18th green of the Pegasus Golf Course adjacent to the Bunker café, Driving

areas, indoor/outdoor flow to the established setting and mature trees. Sited on 4ha with 4 paddocks

range, Chipping green and Tennis courts. This site features a building platform that lies along and

and outbuildings. Option 2 - Older farm house set on a mature setting. Entry level home that would

fronts the North West aspect capturing all day sun and spectacular golf course views. This section

benefit from some TLC. Sited on 4ha with 4 paddocks and 4 bay barn, old wool shed and cattle yard.

offers an exceptional opportunity never to be repeated given its premier location.

Option 3 – 3 x 4ha lifestyle blocks ready for you to build your dream home. Subject to title & final survey.

James Keir

Gemma & Sue Roberts

P. 03 920 3030 M. 027 274 6112 E. james.keir@harcourts.co.nz

P. 03 323 6045 M. 0272236471 or 0274401282 E. gemma.roberts@harcourts.co.nz

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Be Footloose & Fancy Free!

Harcourts ID: KI5578

House & Land Packages Available!

Harcourts ID: BF22876

14 Tuhoe Avenue, Beach Grove, Kaiapoi – This fabulous new, low maintenance home is needing

430 Broad Road, Sefton/Balcairn – Any offers will be considered! Less than 4km from Sefton, 11km

an owner. You just need to move in and put your feet up. 3 bedrooms, main bedroom with ensuite

from Amberley & 14km from Rangiora. The 4 available lots of Quail Rise offer an opportunity to possess

and walk in robe. Open plan kitchen with walk in pantry, dining and living. Internal access tandem

a unique lifestyle property at an affordable price. One lot available with a 3m x 9m (approx.) “Portacom”

garage. Separate toilet and separate laundry. You will love living in Beach Grove, close to schools,

style building that has a sleeping area, separated from the living/kitchen area by a wardrobe, water,

shops, transport and the beach.

phone & electricity connected & a horse yard. Warm, cosy & ready to live in while your house is built.

Julie-Ann Brownlee

Bill Dowle

Licensed Sales Consultant

P. 03 327 5379 M. 022 026 5707 E. julie-ann.brownlee@harcourts.com

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Lot 52 2140m2 Lot 53 2025m2

Amberley Lifestyle Living

Coming Soon

Lot 36 2335m2 Lot 38 2390m2 + access

Lot 35 2145m2 Lot 34 2195m2

Lot 59 2360m2

Lot 48 2185m2

Lot 39 2055m2 Lot 40 2455m2 + access

Lot 33 2415m2

Lot 47 2335m2 Lot 46 2505m2

Lot 41 2100m2

Lot 45 2630m2

Lot 42 2075m2

- Integrated landscaped common areas Register Your Interest NOW! Gemma Roberts M. 027 223 6471

Lot 17 2175m2

Soccer

Lot 16 2170m2

Lot 14 2145m2

Lot 15 2105m2

Lot 11 2000m2

Lot 24 2205m2

Lot 10 2130m2 Lot 5 1810m2

Lot 9 2300m2 Lot 6 1810m2

Lot 3 1800m2

Licensed Sales Consultant

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Lot 44 2050m2

Cricket Oval

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Lot 13 2060m2

Lot 4 1800m2

- Priced from $165,000

Lot 18 2155m2

CO RN ER

Lot 12 2535m2

Lot 19 2070m2

Lot 2 1800m2

Lot 23 2135m2

Lot 7 1850m2 Lot 8 1850m2

Lot 1 1800m2

A MB E R L EY

Lot 22 2180m2

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- Cricket oval & junior sports grounds

Lot 20 2280m2

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- Covenants to protect your investment

Licensed Business Owner

Lot 56 2135m2

Lot 58 2425m2

Lot 49 2550m2

Lot 37 2700m2

Lot 43 2025m2

- Fully serviced & internally fenced sections

Greg Roberts

Lot 50 2055m2

Lot 55 2035m2

Lot 57 2330m2

- Premium lifestyle sections from 1800m2 – 2700m2

Lot 51 2160m2

Lot 54 2115m2

Lot 30 2020m2

Lot 31 2065m2

Lot 28 2200m2

Stage 2 Stage 3

Lot 27 2165m2

Lot 29 2080m2

Lot 32 2095m2

Stage 1

Stage 4

Lot 26 2080m2 Lot 21 2155m2 BEACH

Lot 25 2105m2

ROAD

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Harcourts Welcomes LINDA WARREN-DAVEY! It is with great pleasure Harcourts Twiss-Keir Realty announce their latest member of the award winning Rangiora team, Linda Warren-Davey. Linda brings to the Harcourts Rural Lifestyle Team in-depth knowledge of rural lifestyle real estate along with a commitment to professional excellence - a perfect match with Harcourts Twiss-Keir Realty’s core values and business philosophy. An extensive network and database throughout Canterbury and New Zealand, exceptional personal service and a proven track record with a solid reputation is all part of the package when working with Linda, providing you with a distinct advantage in achieving the results you desire. Experience the difference – Linda Warren-Davey & Harcourts Twiss-Keir Realty.

Linda Warren-Davey Licensed Sales Consultant

Phone 03 313 6158 Mobile 027 3000 145 Email linda.warren-davey@harcourts.co.nz Check us out on Facebook “Lifestyle Living with Linda”


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KAIAPOI 14 McDougall Place

RANGIORA

OPEN HOME

NEW LISTING

NEW LISTING

CLOSE TO HIGH SCHOOL

Super spacious 3 double bedroom home sited on 1,184m2 family sized section with heaps of veggie gardens, fruit trees and kids play area. With Kaiapoi High School only a couple of minutes’ walk away, this home is ideal for teenage family. Full double glazing, an extra-large garage, full sized master suite with WIR and ensuite. This property features genuine value for money in this extremely popular location. OPEN HOME: Sun 2.00—2.30pm Web ID: WRE11504

PRICE: $465,000 Call Marilyn Te Amo for further details

OWN A PARK!

OXFORD 4 Park Avenue OPEN HOME

LOOK AT THIS CHARMER!

Ideal 1st home or hobby retirement set on 1,007m2. Pretty garden with fruits and veggies to enjoy. This 2 double bedroom plus sunroom hom e features 2 spacious living areas, almost new log fire, excellent décor presentation and plenty of garage/workshop space. Vendors motivated to sell. Handy to all Oxford has to offer! OPEN HOME: Sun 3.15—3.45pm Web ID: WRE11462

A rare opportunity here to own a magic home full of character yet well suited to today’s modern family. Set on 1729m2 park like setting so close to everything a family needs. The upstairs features bedrooms - m aster with WIR and ensuite, family bathroom also. Downstairs large kitchen/dining/family room, formal dining room and separate lounge. Heaps of storage space and a 3rd ensuite style bathroom off separate laundry. A large rumpus room above 1 of the 2 double garages offers a play space for all the family. Veggies gardens, chook run and dog run all make a fabulous family lifestyle.

VIEWING BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

PRICE: $325,000 Call Marilyn Te Amo for further details

PRICE: $560,000 Web ID: WRE11505

Call Marilyn Te Amo for further details

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OFFICE IN KAIAPOI     

Free professional photography Free photograph signboard outside your property No advertising fees (special conditions apply) No administration fees Competitive commission rate 2.95% + GST This offer available for new listings in February and March

CALL ME NOW FOR EXPERIENCE, SERVICE AND ADVISE

Marilyn Te Amo KAIAPOI 99 Williams Street PH 03 327 8131

RANGIORA 207 High Street PH 03 313 9977

www.waimakrealestate.co.nz

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OMIHI 37 Omihi Station Road

Thursday January 22 2015

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$3,350,000 plus GST

UNIQUE POTENTIAL! Superbly fertile 116 ha farm in blackcurrants offering excellent returns but offers redevelopment potential with trickle irrigation, full range of outbuildings, studio unit, extensively renovated character 4 bedroom villa and heated inground pool. Close to popular rural school and 15 minutes to Amberley.

Web ID WRE11483 Russell Clifford 0274 343 122

BALCAIRN 951 Upper Sefton Road

$1,800,000 plus GST

“CAIRNLEA” Uniquely versatile farm of 59 ha (approx. 116 acres) with two road frontages, two titles, excellent overseer nutrient budget and seventeen well fenced paddocks. This well located subdivisible property also offers ten stock shelters, 2 hay barns, imp/storage sheds, own well, county water and office/ workshop. Close to school and 10 minutes to Rangiora. KAIAPOI 99 Williams Street PH 03 327 8131

RANGIORA 207 High Street PH 03 313 9977

www.waimakrealestate.co.nz

Web ID WRE11476 Russell Clifford 0274 343 122

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For Sale

New Listing | 5 Seadown Crescent, Amberley 621m

2

Possession To Suit. Very tidy, approximately 110m2, three bedroom home. Kitchen/dining with separate lounge. Refurbished with double glazing, under floor and ceiling insulation. Heat pump and log burner for winter warmth. Tidy, 610m2 section with large double garage. Walking distance to all local amenities. Suitable first home, retirement living or investment, your choice. Viewing will impress, don’t miss this one. | Property ID AM1003

Deadline Sale

Closing 2pm, Thursday 12 February 2015

Open Home

Sunday 2.00 to 2.30pm

Contact

James Murray 027 436 8103

New Listing | 204 Flaxton Road, Rangiora 4 Hectares Flaxton Manor. Spacious and modern 488m2 home comprising four bedrooms, four living areas, upgraded kitchen and library along with a two bedroom self-contained flat. A separate, 70m2 three-car garage is complete with commercial laundry. The expansive grounds feature a landscaped lake, large lawn with park-like surrounds. The five well fenced paddocks plus additional road reserve paddock, are perfectly set up for horses or cattle and feature excellent shelter, a four bay barn with power (one which is lockable), a wash down area and cattle yards. This is a stunning property! | Property ID RA1617

Deadline Sale

Closing 4pm, Thursday 19 February 2015

Inspection

By appointment

Contact

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

Jenny Rouse Farmlands Real Estate Welcomes Jenny Rouse With a thorough local market knowledge and proven experience in both lifestyle and residential property sales, Jenny Rouse is truly local as beautiful North Canterbury has been home for the past 27 years. Jenny, a valuable addition to the Amberley Farmlands Real Estate team, commenced real estate in 2010, after a solid career in sales and marketing in the education sector. Being awarded “Rookie of the Year”, and top 10 places in successive years, Jenny’s exceptional results have been achieved for her clients with excellent communication skills, attention to detail and her hardworking style.

New Listing | 5 Keetly Place, Ohoka 3,477m

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Location And Privacy. Timeless elegance and tranquility best describe this outstanding property with a stream boundary, established specimen trees and shrubs and flowers. As well as privacy, you are only a two minute walk from the Ohoka village and popular Friday Farmers Market.The three bedroom plus office home is well designed with two living areas which open to a beautiful sheltered entertaining area. Including two bathrooms, two car internal access garage complemented by quality fittings and heated with a heatpump, gasfire and nightstore heater. | Property ID RA1620

James Murray 027 436 8103 Canterbury

Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119 Canterbury

Price

$850,000

Originally from Christchurch, Jenny and her husband moved north to strive for a better lifestyle for the family. When time allows, Jenny enjoys a round of golf, gardening and genealogy. Jenny is proud to be a member of the team servicing the Hurunui District and invites you to visit her at the brand new real estate office at Farmlands Amberley on Courage Road. Buying or Selling? For consistent dependable performance with results call Jenny today.

Inspection

By appointment

Jenny Rouse

Contact

Residential, Lifestyle Salesperson

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425 Canterbury

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718 Canterbury

Phone Email Visit

Barry Keys 027 434 7689 Canterbury

Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600 Kaikoura

027 314 6119 jenny.rouse@farmlands.co.nz 22 Courage Road, Amberley

Allan Gifford 027 226 2379 Marlborough

Chris Abbott 027 435 2872 Marlborough

0800 200 600 | farmlandsrealestate.co.nz


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For Sale

New Listing | 34 Kotare Place, Kaikoura

Price

630m

$279,000

Perfect Lock Up And Leave. This very tidy cross lease property would make an ideal holiday home, or possibly a great retirement property with little or no maintenance needed. Set one street back from the beach in South Bay the house has an open plan living area, with wood burner on wetback, plus a heat pump. The master bedroom with built in robe has dual access to the bathroom plus there is a second single bedroom. The single garage has internal access, plus there is extra parking for another vehicle or small boat. Priced to sell! | Property ID TU10467

Inspection

2

By appointment

Contact

Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600

Balcairn | 322 Balcairn Amberley Road 5 Hectares Great Family Home. • Six bedroom plus study family home. • Open plan living with separate formal lounge. • Great indoor / outdoor flow to sheltered barbeque area. • 4 -bay shed (one lockable) and cattle yards. This lovely family home is set well back from the road on a 5 hectare lifestyle block. Choice of primary schools and secondary school - bus at gate. Possession available for the start of term one. | Property ID AM1002

Price

Offers invited over $650,000 plus GST (if any)

Inspection

By appointment

Contact

James Murray 027 436 8103

Property Wanted

Culverden | Rotherham | Waiau Lifestyle block wanted in this area Purchaser would prefer a home in an established setting

Price

Eyrewell | 2191 South Eyre Road 4 Hectares

$315,000

Urgent Sale Required. Due to job transfer, this block of land must be sold. Versatile 4 hectare block on free draining soil, with pumpshed, two bay barn and insulated shed. Power, phone and internet to the proposed house site. Septic tank consent in place with plans for four bedroom, two bathroom home underway. With its proximity to Forest Field Aerodrome, there is the possibility of some use of the airfield subject to the owner’s consent. With shelter on all four sides, all you have to do is build. | Property ID RA1615

Inspection

James Murray 027 436 8103 Canterbury

Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119 Canterbury

By appointment

Contact

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425 Canterbury

If you have a property that could suit Call James Murray - Farmlands Real Estate Amberley 027 436 8103 or 0800 200 600

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718 Canterbury

Barry Keys 027 434 7689 Canterbury

Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600 Kaikoura

Allan Gifford 027 226 2379 Marlborough

Chris Abbott 027 435 2872 Marlborough

0800 200 600 | farmlandsrealestate.co.nz


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For Sale New Listing

Clarkville

Price

Price

$425,000

By negotiation

Contact

Contact

11 Swindon Lane Amberley

108 Butchers Road 10 Hectares

Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

Sunny, Private Home. Built in 2008, this sunny home is located amongst quality homes in a small cul de sac at the north end of Amberley Township. Immaculate, three bedroom home, en suite and walk in wardrobe. Open plan living/dining/kitchen has ranchslider to a sunny patio for those summer BBQs. Cosy during the winter months with heat pump, log burner and double glazing. There is plenty of room for vehicles, with a spacious, internal access garage and off street parking too. | Property ID AM1004

Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425

Superbly Located Lifestyle. North facing, 180m2 brick clad home with aluminium windows and three double bedrooms. Open plan kitchen/dining with large living area, log fire (wet back), heat transfer system, attached double garage, sleepout/office. In a mature setting with sweeping lawns, glasshouse plus 20 walnut trees. New well, 4-bay implement shed/enclosed workshop, six-bay hay shed and 13 covered animal pens, 12 paddocks with central lane, all in pasture with excellent soils. | Property ID RA1608

Marlborough

Marlborough

Price

Price

Offers invited

Offers considered

Contact

Contact

224 Wrekin Road 11 Hectares

228 Wrekin Road 25.7 Hectares

Allan Gifford 027 226 2379

Grand Land, Sites & Vistas. Ideal grazing block with superb potential building sites capturing stunning panoramic vistas. Excellent conventional/electric fencing and all in pasture currently grazing cattle. Goldpine shed with attached self-contained smoko room, cattle yards, load out facility and centre race feed. Bore water, dam. 2.5 Hectares SVIS (fully paid) water allocation. Planted recreation area has lawn area, pond, gazebo with BBQ and toilet facilities. Opportunity to expand land area. | Property ID BL1130

Allan Gifford 027 226 2379

I Can See For Miles. The near new 265m2 home boasts uninterrupted views from most windows and comes complete with entertainer’s kitchen and butler’s pantry. Three double bedrooms (master with en suite and walk in wardrobe) and superb adjoining living spaces. The rolling land is deer fenced into 10 main paddocks with water reticulated. Seven hectares is licensed for irrigation from the SVIS via 55,000L of storage, with domestic water from an onsite well. | Property ID BL1127

0800 200 600 | farmlandsrealestate.co.nz

This week’s open homes in North Canterbury Thursday January 22nd Kaiapoi 12.00pm 1.00pm

1.00pm 3.00pm

Rangiora 5.30pm

6.30pm

Swannanoa 5.30pm

6.30pm

Amberley

290 Island Road 8 Toa Street, Beach Grove

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

39 Belgrave Street

Harcourts Twiss Keir

1433 South Eyre Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

Saturday January 24th Cust

2.00pm

Kaiapoi 11.15am 12.00pm 1.00pm

Ohoka 1.00pm 1.00pm

Oxford 3.00pm

Wainoni 11.30pm

1.00pm

2.00pm

3A Briarmont Street

Harcourts Twiss Keir

1.30pm

367 Earlys Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

11.45am

13 Horsely Down Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

11.15pm 12.00pm 1.00pm 4.00pm 2.00pm 2.00pm 2.30pm 2.30pm 2.45pm 2.45pm 2.45pm 3.00pm 3.15pm 3.45pm

10 Barnard Street 2 Jordan Street 290 Island Road 8 Toa Street, Beach Grove 4 Tuhoe Ave, Beach Grove 29 Williams St 14 McDougall Place 25 Beachvale Drive 2 Audley St 6 Foxton Drive 8 Foxton Drive 18 Beachvale Drive 18 Lillian Street 7 Keating St

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1.30pm

434 Stoney Flat Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

12.30pm 2.30pm 3.30pm

10 Keetly Place 1067 Tram Road 13 Velino Place

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

2.00pm 3.45

97 Main Street 4 Park Avenue

Waimak Real Estate Waimak Real Estate

1.45pm 1.00pm

18 Aroha Street 1 Coulter Street

Waimak Real Estate Waimak Real Estate

13 Horsely Down Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

Kaiapoi

12.00pm 1.00pm 3.00pm

Lot 50 Dale Street 290 Island Road Lot 85Waiotahi Rd, Beach Grove

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

1.30pm 1.30pm

2 Aschens Road 101 Siena Place

Waimak Real Estate Harcourts Twiss Keir

3.30pm

1a Campbell Lane

Waimak Real Estate

11a Hampstead Close 11a Hampstead Close 32 Huntingdon Drive

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

51 Cranford Street

Harcourts Twiss Keir

1.00pm

1433 South Eyre Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

12.00pm 2.00pm 3.00pm

12.00pm

17c Ottawa Road

Waimak Real Estate

Oxford

12.30pm 12.30pm 1.30pm 2.30pm

Sunday January 25th Ashley

12.00pm

11.45am

Swannanoa 12.00pm

Cust

Hawarden

St Albans 2.00pm

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir Farmlands Real Estate Waimak Real Estate

Avondale 11.00am

3.00pm

742 Marshmans Road

11.00am

10.45pm 11.30pm 12.00pm 12.00pm 12.00pm 1.15pm 2.00pm 2.00pm 2.00pm 2.15pm 2.15pm 2.30pm 2.45pm 3.15pm

North Loburn 1.00pm

Ohoka

1.00pm 3.15pm

Pegasus Harcourts Twiss Keir

1.15pm 12.30pm

2.30pm Tekoa Estate 3 Courage Road 2/6 Douglas Road 2/6 Douglas Road 75 Willowside Place 5 Seadown Crescent 6 Hillview Place

Waimak Real Estate

Rangiora 12.00pm 12.00pm 1.00pm

11.30am 1.00pm 2.00pm 2.00pm 2.30pm 2.30pm 3.30pm

201 Davis Road

2.30pm

Hawarden 11.00am

10.30am 12.00pm 1.00pm 1.15pm 2.00pm 2.00pm 3.00pm

3.15pm

Rangiora 12.00pm 12.00pm 12.30pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.15pm 1.15pm 1.30pm 1.30pm 2.00pm 2.00pm 2.00pm 2.00pm

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Swannanoa 12.00pm 1.00pm

1.00pm 1.30pm

37 Kawari Dr

Harcourts Twiss Keir

19 Awa Place 11a Hampstead Close 8 Galatos Street 84 Rossiters Road 7/29 Ivory Street 32 Huntingdon Drive 44 Acacia Avenue 3/92 White St 5 Cassino Street 7 Cassino Street 39 Belgrave Drive 5 Walker Place Lot 4 Arlington Park 45 West Belt 25 Rickton Place 4 Acorn Lane

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1433 South Eyre Road 145 Dawnsons Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

Waikuku/Waikuku Beach 2.00pm

2.30pm

West Eyreton

3.00pm 3.15pm

3.30pm 4.00pm

Woolston 12.45pm

1.15pm

9 Allin Drive

Waimak Real Estate

9 Earlys Road 538 Downs Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

17 Reserve Close

Waimak Real Estate


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Gardening

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Public Notices

Public Notices

Situations Vacant Situations Vacant

Any enquiries phone Rob 027 213 7476

In Conjunction with Oxford & Districts Lions Club will conduct a Clearing Sale of Farm Machinery ESTATE P.M.POOKE “MONTANA” DOMAIN ROAD OXFORD ON Monday 26th January 2015 Commencing at 12 Midday Full details are in Christchurch Press - Saturday 17th January 2015 in the Auction Column TERMS ARE STRICTLY CASH – EFTPOS AVAILABLE Sale conducted PURCHASE PRICE PLUS GST Enquiries to Jason Pooke Ph 0276 317 202 or Tim Fleetwood Ph 03 3124 307 or after 5.30pm 0274 344 095 Sale Directions Sign Posted from South Eyre Road/Depot Road Cnr or from Oxford the Burnt Hill Road Cnr. Light luncheon Available Oxford & Districts Lions Club & Wai-Mack Auctions Oxford (part of CEOM Ltd)

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PROPOSED ENTRY ON THE NEW ZEALAND HERITAGE LIST NOTICE is hereby given under Section 67 of the Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act 2014 of a proposal to enter the following on the New Zealand Heritage List/Ra¯rangi Ko¯rero: Birch Hill Station Cemetery, List No. 9251 as a Category 2 historic place. Contact Heritage New Zealand for a copy of the report or go to www.heritage.org.nz Submissions are due on 19 February 2015 and should be addressed to: Rob Hall General Manager, Southern Heritage New Zealand PO Box 4403 CHRISTCHURCH Rob Hall General Manager Southern

FEBRUARY MEETING DATES Council Chambers, Amberley 2nd Youth Council 4.30pm 3rd Hurunui Tourism Board 1.00pm 10th Road Safety Coordinating Committee 10.30am 10th Amberley Ward Committee 7.30pm 12th Council meeting 9.30am 18th Amberley Reserve Committee 7.30pm 19th Regulatory Committee (9.30am) followed by the Finance, Audit & Risk Committee (1.00pm) 23rd Hurunui-Waiau Zone Committee 3.00pm 24th District Licensing Committee Hearing 10.00am Cheviot Library/Service Centre 4th Cheviot Reserve Committee 7.30pm 11th Cheviot Ward Committee 6.00pm 17th Port Robinson Reserve Committee 7.30pm Culverden Council Chambers 18th Amuri Community Committee 7.30pm The Gallery, Hanmer Springs Library 2nd Hanmer Springs Community Board 1.00pm Heritage Hotel, Hanmer Springs 17th Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa Management Committee 9.00am Waikari Community Hall 25th Hurunui Community Committee 7.30pm

PUBLIC NOTICE HANMER SPRINGS: CHATTERTON/PERCIVAL RIVER AERIAL GORSE AND BROOM CONTROL As part of planned maintenance of the Chatterton and Percival Rivers, (west of the Hanmer Springs Road), Environment Canterbury wishes to advise of the intention to conduct aerial (helicopter) control of gorse and broom on the Chatterton and Percival Rivers between the Rogerson Track Bridge (upstream extent) and the Waiau River confluence (downstream extent), a distance of approximately eight kilometres. The work will be undertaken by Amuri Helicopters on a date determined by weather conditions. Sign boards will be displayed on the due date. The proposed timing of the operation is between 01 and 28 February 2015. Inquires to Peter Adams, Environment Canterbury, 027 435 1534, peter.adams@ecan.govt.nz

KATE VALLEY LANDFILL COMMUNITY TRUST APPLICATIONS FOR FUNDING ASSISTANCE Kate Valley Landfill Community Trust invites applications from eligible groups or individuals for grants from the 10th funding round. Application period is from 26 January to 25 February 2015. Forms are available from the Hurunui Memorial Library or by emailing the Secretary at efulton@xtra.co.nz. Enquiries should be directed to John Shepherd on phone 0274 517 175.

Decorating Pride & Quality Painting & Decorating Services

20 yrs exp, fast and friendly service. For all your painting needs, phone: Martin 310 6187 or 021 128 9867 TWEED Decorating for your painting and wallpapering needs, interior or exterior. Based in Hawarden covering the Hurunui area. Call Phil on 027 558 9333 or 03 314 4110. A Lady Paperhanger and Painter, all work guaran­ teed, free quotes. Phone Carol 027 435 9165 or 03 3127 327. PAINTER top quality work, no job too big or too small. We stand by Canter­ bury. Phone Wayne 027 274 3541.

Waiata Vineyard Waipara Ltd, North Canterbury

CASUAL VINEYARD OPERATOR REQUIRED We are looking for a casual Vineyard Operator to join our highly motivated team to work toward the efficient running of the vineyard, whilst optimizing yield and quality objectives. In particular, you will be required to have a general knowledge of vineyard operations, but also be willing to learn the aspects of the vineyard as required. This role could suit a person wanting to work school hours as hours can be negotiated. Having a good sense of humour, and being a great team player ar e also requirements and a clean driver’s licence is a must. If this sounds like you, please phone Wayne on 021 222 4945 in the first instance. 1528352

WORK in timber industry, TC & STMS work, general labouring roles. Register FURNITURE Removal, with Jade Resourcing, 66 AXL Transport Ltd, quality Ohoka Rd, Kaiapoi, Phone removals at the lowest rate 03 327 0656. possible, South Island wide, Kaiapoi office. Phone 03 327 3216. Livestock

Trades

PROPERTY MAINTEN­ ANCE. Lawns, gardens, hedges, chainsaw work, pruning, painting and minor home alterations. TOWN AND COUNTRY. Phone Mike 03 313 0261.

Engineering

For Sale 1986 Nissan Civilian 6 metres, gutted out, Rego on hold, Diesel tax up to date, $5,000 spent on new motor, goes well, good tyres, needs roof repairs, $6,500 ono. Phone 027 240 4963. NO bees? Rent a beehive. Fully managed by regis­ tered bee keepers. You get pollination plus honey. Phone 027 657 2007.

1997 TOYOTA RAUM. 1500cc, very reliable, sound, Health & Beauty mechanically economical to run. WOF / YOGA (Transformation Reg till April, near new Hatha) Rangiora. Saturdays tyres. $2000. Ph 03 314 10­11.30am. January 31 ­ 4288 for more info. Automotive Mar 14. 6 weeks for $66. Midweek options also. DISMANTLING and Enquiries to Pamela, Ph Hire buying all models of 310 7406 or 027 721 2140 Falcons now. Please phone pameladwyer4@gmail.com. North Canterbury Musical 03 3125 064 . Society HOMEOPATHY Are you struggling to recover your COSTUME HIRE energy from the flu, maybe AUTHENTIC HIRES a homeopathic remedy will AT Affordable Rates help. Phone Jennifer Mon & Thurs 7 - 9pm Mackinder (Dip.Hom) 03 CASH 4 CARS 314 8046. Friday 4 - 6pm Saturday 11am - 1pm and 4WD'S WISDOM COUNSELLING for per­ large groups by arrangement Phone Enquiries please phone sonal, couples, family, prof. Rooms 313 4854 in North Canter­ Automotive MNZAC bury. One2one, phone or or Gail 313 6774 skype Michael 027 340 Parts www.ncms.co.nz 8325, 03 745 9118 03 313 7216 www.wisdomcounselling.co.nz. EFTPOS. Northbrook RD, Rangiora

New crutching trailing, also shearing small numbers of sheep. • ANY TIME • ANYWHERE • ANY WEATHER

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SCREEN PRINTING. For all your printing requirements. T­shirts, Hoodies, Hi­Vis vests and Tree Services polos, Overalls, Caps etc. Please phone Heather 03 STUMP REMOVAL Ser­ 313 0261 or email vicing North Canterbury norstar@clear.net.nz. for prompt professional ser­ vice. Phone Tim 0800 178 867.

ROOFING

EXCEL Eng. Ltd. Struc­ tural & General Engineers. Coded welding, House Beams & Lintels, Machining, Profile Cutting, Hydraulic Press, Crane Truck Hire & Skip Hire. Avail now for all jobbing work. We also manufacture & repair jet boats. Work­ shop at 181 Loburn CLAIRVOYANT medium, clear accurate Whiterock Rd. Ph/fax 03 readings with Holly. Phone 312 8884, mobile 027 486 0415 anytime. 03 314 9073.

GCE Rural Services Ltd

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Under 16 players wanted for 2015 All interested players meet at the Amberley Rugby Club on Sunday 1st February 11am

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CHECK WITH YOUR LOCAL COUNCIL FOR THE LATEST WATER AND FIRE RESTRICTIONS

Public Notices

Thursday January 22 2015

allroofs.co.nz • Concrete tile repairs and Painting • Decramastic tile rechipping • Moss & lichen removal Discount Prices Ph Peter 313-0022

Tuition INDIVIDUAL Teaching Service. Experienced Prim­ ary trained teacher avail­ able for tuition in reading, spelling, maths and lan­ guage. SPELD trained to teach students with dyslexia and other learning difficulties. Limited spaces. Ph Joy (03) 745 3135 Amberley.

BRIAN’S Tree Services. Tree felling, topping, shaping, firewood cut, rub­ bish removed, stump grind­ ing, branch chipping. Affordable rates. Phone 03 327 5505 or 021 124 4894. NORTH Canterbury Tree Care. Specialising in big trees in small spaces, long term tree plans, advisory service, fully insured. Free quotes, prompt service. Phone Mike Gilbert 0800 873 336.

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Thursday January 22 2015

Situations Vacant Situations Vacant Situations Vacant Situations Vacant

An exciting & diverse position has become available to join our existing team for a full time Technician. Xcell is a reproductive technology company that encompasses all the major livestock species. The company is engaged in embryo and semen collection services both domestically and internationally. Xcell provides a full on farm veterinary service for large animals, complimenting the reproductive aspect of the business, for the species Deer, Cattle and Sheep. The right applicant will gain skills apppropriate to Animal reproduction procedures, along with TB testing, scanning, AI experience would be an advantage The position would suit someone who has an interest in animal reproduction and does not mind travelling. Applications close on the 20th February 2015 CONTACT: The Manager, Xcell Breeding Services Ltd PO Box 165 Kaiapoi 7644 www.xcell.co.nz 1528353

Teachers will work with no more than 4 students on individual programmes and must be excited about making a difference. Applicants should be available to teach at least two classes a week after 3.30pm, and make a commitment for a year. All qualified applicants welcome, including vibrant retired teachers. Training will take place soon for a start in 2015. Further information from, and resumes to, rangiora@kipmcgrath.co.nz or by calling the centre Director, Dr Grant Dykes (03) 313 3638.

Builder

Nigel Green LOCAL BUILDERS Ring Mark 027 229 7310 for a free quote

BUILDERS LTD

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Call or email Nigel today! Telephone: 03 313 5151 Mobile: 027 486 7233 Email: nigelbuild@gmail.com

Butchery

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Butchery

Butchery

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We can arrange to kill and process your Beef, Pork, Lamb, Venison and Game Meat NOW! Open Saturday Mornings Phone (03) 327 8219 A/H 027 306 3874

Ready-mix Concrete Driver/Batcher Culverden

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Due to an increased work load, Hansen Contractors has vacancies for these positions: • Drainlayer • Digger driver • Truck driver • Labourer Good working conditions in a friendly team. Remuneration dependant on experience. Please call 03 313 8418 or email sales@hansencontractors.co.nz for an application form.

We are looking for an experienced Full-time Vineyard Operator, with all-round outstanding skills, to join our highly motivated team to work towards the efficient running of the vineyard, whilst optimizing yield and quality objectives. In particular, you will be required to have supervising and harvest experience, be able and willing to operate tractors and other mechanised vineyard machinery and have all-round knowledge of vineyard operations. Having a good sense of humour and being a great team player are also requirements plus a clean driver’s licence is a must. If this sounds like you, please phone Wayne 021 222 4945 in the first instance.

To Let

Judy McArthur DC (UK) Applied Kinesiology, McTimony Technique, Craniosacral, Available Fridays

Select Health

Concrete

Office Space fo r Lease

Scrap Metal Wanted CASH PAID for all types of scrap metal, old cars, farm equipment etc. Phone Wayne on 027 749 9736 or 03 323 6610.

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Wastewater Septic Tanks Treatment Plants Drainage Irrigation

CompuCare COMPUTER REPAIRS

Bruce Evans 131 Ohoka Road Kaiapoi p. 03 327 3111 m. 021 293 6331

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To Let

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Lost and Found FOUND. Black rooster in Waikari, urgently need to find his owners. Phone 03 314 4288.

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Graeme Gosney 0274 971 683 Phone 03 327 8341 Fax 03 327 8343 Email: goscut@xtra.co.nz

For all of your Trades and Classified enquiries, please contact Amanda at The News on 03 313 2840

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Curtains/Blinds SIMPLY COLOURS CURTAINS BLINDS

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Painters

Wilson Decorators Ltd •Small Family Business • Qualified Tradesman • 30 + Years Experience • Painting • Wallpapering • Waterblasting • Roof Coating • Tidy Workers • No Time Wasted • Reasonable Rates • Free Quotes

Ph: 03 928 3537 Wayne 021 731 817 Lyn 021 207 4499 waylyn2@scorch.co.nz

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Experienced Vineyard Operator Required

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Allied Concrete has a rigorous drug and alcohol policy and all candidates would need to pass a drug test prior to employment.

Waiata Vineyard Waipara Ltd, North Canterbury

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Applications for this position close 29th January 2015.

email

Number one

bacon Ph 312 4205 old-fashioned & ham curing. Oxford A/H 312 4219 or 312 4709

Chiropractic and Natural Health Care Dr Carissa McGregor Chiropractor ACC Accredited Available Monday - Thursday Ph: 03 313 0350

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This position is ideally suited to a candidate who: • Is committed to complying with our exceptional health and safety standards. • Has a full class 4 licence, and W endorsement and a clean driving record. • Displays excellent communication skills. • Is flexible in their working hours. • Is punctual and reliable. • Is customer/service focused. • Is physically fit and takes pride in their personal appearance.

by

We can arrange to have your stock killed. Sheep, beef and pigs: process into portion packs and smallgoods and label to your requirements.

Chiropractic Services

We are looking for a new team member who is methodical and can think out side the square. A can do approach is important and we are looking for someone who shares this attitude. Allied Concrete is prepared to invest time and training in the right candidate to ensure they can attain our exacting standards. While this is a full time role, for the right candidate we would consider a more casual position.

interest

Bevan and Shane Frahm

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Have you got the skills to drive a concrete truck? Are you keen to learn other skills?

Please express your judith.eade@hwr.co.nz

Oxford Butchery

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TECHNICIAN POSITION

Due to an increasing demand, Kip McGrath Rangiora is seeking experienced, qualified and enthusiastic primary teachers and NCEA math/English/science for its Rangiora centre.

Builder

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The News

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Fencing

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• Prompt, Reliable and Efficient • 40 years' experience • All work guaranteed • No job too small 1463005

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GARDEN MAINTENANCE

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Fencing

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Fast - Local and there when you need us. For an obligation-free quote

Call us now on (03) 313 5335 NORTH CANTERBURY

Glass & Auto Glass

All Insurance Companies work welcome

Factory Showroom 202a King St, Rangiora www.northcanterburyglass.co.nz

We also repair Windscreens and install Double Glazing

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Landscaping

Garden Features

For all of your Trades and Classified enquiries, please contact Amanda at The News on

Planters

Paving

Entranceways

Decks & Fencing

Brick & Stone

Free quotes Ph: 03 314 8366 E: gardenfeatures@yahoo.co.nz

Painting

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HAVE YOU HAD AN INSURANCE PAY OUT... ...WE CAN PROJECT MANAGE ALL YOUR HOME REPAIRS FROM START TO FINISH, BUILDING, TILING, DECORATING ETC

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Plumbing

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Podiatrist

SORE FEET?

Kaiapoi Podiatry

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Julia Home

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Quality Timber at discounted prices We have a wide range of timber • Fencing • Farm packs from $30 • Framing • Decking from 97 cents Pop in and see us or view our products online at www.royaltimber.co.nz Open Monday to Friday 7.30am - 4.30pm and Saturday 8am – 12 noon Call David on 029 770 9204 Amy 021 650 609 99 Mairehau Road, Burw rwood, w just off Marshlands Road BRING BRIN BR ING IN G THIS TH HIS I ADVERT ADV DVER ERT T IN AND AND D RECEIVE REC E EIIVE VE A 10% 10% 10 % DISCOUNT DISC DI SC COU OUNT NT ON ON YOUR YO OUR R ORDER ORD R ER R

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Thursday January 22 2015

Rangiora & Kaiapoi Toyota

FINANCIAL SERVICES

SUMMER SAVINGS SAMPLE 2012 TOYOTA YARIS

2011 TOYOTA HILUX SR5

2008 TOYOTA HILUX D/CAB

1300cc auto, 5-door, very low km example. Safe & economical

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$15,995

$42,995

2001 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER F/DECK 70 SERIES

2009 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER 200 SERIES VX LTD

2010 TOYOTA HILUX S/CAB 4x4 SR5

Now $79,995

$32,995

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$54,995

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2WD, 3.0 T/Diesel, 5-speed

$21,995

Flat Deck, new tyres, 3.0 T/Diesel 5-speed, 87,000kms

3.0 T/Diesel, 5-spd, Tuff Deck, towbar

Was $42,995 Now $40,995

2009 TOYOTA HILUX SR5 D/CAB 4x4

2010 TOYOTA HILUX SR5

Auto, 77,000kms, Tuff Deck, Tonneau, Towbar

Was $41,995 Now

$39,995

2007 TOYOTA HILUX X/CAB

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3.0 T/Diesel, 5-speed manual, 4WD

$36,995

$23,995

2012 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER LTD

2013 TOYOTA RAV4 GLX

2.5 AWD, auto, low kms, silver

2.4 auto, very well optioned, stunning in Sandstone, just 42,000kms

2.4 AWD auto, just 61,000kms, stunning in Wildfire

Auto, 5-door, Crisp White, just 26,000kms, Signature Class 3yr warranty & AA Roadservice

Now $48,995

$39,995

$33,740

$26,995

$18,995

Stunning 7-seater, very highly spec’d, Crisp Silver Pearl. Test drive today, just 13,000kms Was $51,995

2011 TOYOTA RAV4 LTD

2011 TOYOTA HILUX D/CAB SR5

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2013 TOYOTA YARIS 1.3 H/B

Finance & Insurance Available Rangiora: Percival St Ph 03 313 8186 any time • Kaiapoi: 86 Williams St Ph 03 327 9005

(Kaiapoi After Hours: John Mellor 027 478 7685) www.rangiora.toyota.co.nz • • www.kaiapoi.toyota.co.nz Amber Inwood 027 566 0013 • John Mellor 027 478 7685 • John Glubb 027 432 1610 • Robin Illingworth 027 435 5105

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