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Thursday January 29 2015 | Issue 634

Ewe Fair: Spirited bidding brings firm prices. — page 4.

Petrol heaven: Thousands enjoy Muscle Madness. — pages 10­11.

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

Drought conditions start to bite By AMANDA BOWES Drought conditions are beginning to bite in the Hawarden and Waikari area. While many parts of North Canterbury have had some respite from the dry with recent downpours and drizzle, the Hawarden­Waikari area has barely seen a drop of rain since November. The hot dry conditions have been a bonus for some, but a worry for others.

Contractors working on dry land in the Hawarden­Waikari area say grain has been ‘‘skinny’’ with below average yields due to the lack of moisture. Crops harvested around Motanau haven’t been quite as bad thanks to some moisture which has helped produce a better quality grain. Meanwhile grain growers and contractors working on irrigated properties say they have had a good season with

weather ideal for grain ripening and harvesting. A contractor in the Amuri area says this year there has been a proper summer which hasn’t been the norm for the past few years. He says the conditions have been perfect for grain and the yields have been excellent. While high temperatures have been beneficial for ripening grain, even on irrigated land there has been a higher than usual fire risk and

most farmers have had a water cart on hand in their paddocks while harvest is taking place. Nigel Fletcher from Fletcher Farm Contracting says the high fire risk has bought mowing of hay to a halt with dust on exhausts even having the potential to start a fire. But even the hay that has been made has been below average and anyone with hay left over from last year is finding it is being quickly

Drying out . . . Hills around Hawarden and Waikari are turning browner by the day as three months of little moisture takes its toll.

snapped up as feed begins to decline. Some dairy farmers in the Hawarden area are struggling to keep up with irrigation as temperatures increase evaporation and many are opting to irrigate at night when soil and air temperatures are lower. Both Waikari and Hawarden have had above 30deg days more often than not, leading to an extreme fire risk in the area. Continued Page 2


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Signs of progress . . . Kaiapoi retailers are excited about the future, following the opening of the new Ruataniwha Kaiapoi Civic Centre PHOTO: DAVID HILL. and Library (left) and the Blackwells Department Store (right).

Quake recovery brings optimism By DAVID HILL Kaiapoi retailers are looking ahead to a bright future as the earthquake recovery continues. The say the town is buzzing after celebrating several recovery milestones in recent months, including the opening of the Ruataniwha Kaiapoi Civic Centre and Library and the iconic Blackwells Department Store, following the devastating September 4, 2010, 7.1 magnitude earthquake. Blackwells owner Andrew Blackwell says his store has served the community since 1871 and the new building is built to last at least another 140 years. ‘‘There is a good, positive buzz about the town with all the new developments and there seems to be lots of folks around. ‘‘It was a huge step forward with the opening of the civic centre and when the museum opens it will bring in a lot more people. And with Jedd Pearce’s development across the river, the Coastguard rebuild and the Kaiapoi Wharf there is plenty more still to come.’’ Mr Blackwell says his store has been

well­supported by its loyal customers and since the re­developed store re­ opened there had been a lot of interest from people from Christchurch and throughout North Canterbury. ‘‘We had two pretty hard years, but now instead of things coming down, things are starting to really move forward.’’ Elles Pet Store owner Willy Martin says the opening of the civic centre and library and the new playground at Trousselot Park had given the town a real lift. ‘‘It’s lovely to see lots of new people coming into town and all the nice, smiley faces. ‘‘There is a lot happening and it’s becoming quite a beautiful small town. Kaiapoi is certainly starting to find it’s own character again.’’ Hink Hair in Kaiapoi was established soon after the September 2010 ‘‘to try and give people a lift’’, owner Amanda Puha says. ‘‘It was out of a sense that if you get your hair done you feel better and an opportunity for people to talk about while they get pampered.’’ She says the growth in the town means

Care urged due to high fire risk From Page 1 Brian Stevenson from the Waikari Volunteer Fire Brigade says people need to take care where ever there is the potential for a spark to ignite vegetation. Grinders, welders, lawn mowers and even scrub cutters need to be treated with caution as the risk for starting a

fire increases each day. He says most of the volunteer fire brigades in North Canterbury have been busy this summer including those right up to Blenheim. Some dry land farmers are being challenged as their feed declines, but say it isn’t critical yet as stock are in good condition after several favourable

seasons. Some are quitting lambs they would have otherwise held on to in order to stretch out feed and while there are a few cooler cloudy days forecast it doesn’t look as though the rain is coming in a large amount any time soon for parched pastures in the Hawarden­ Waikari district.


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‘‘a new Kaiapoi’’ is emerging and there is ‘‘definitely a different vibe’’ in Williams Street, which is giving retailers plenty of optimism for the future. Kaiapoi Cycles and Mowers was forced to move premises due to earthquake damage, but owner Paul Kirk says the move was good business with improved parking. ‘‘Everyone seems to be happy and the rebuilding of the civic centre and Blackwells certainly brightens up that whole end of the town. ‘‘It’s good for everybody getting the library back into the centre of town.’’ Mr Kirk is confident Kaiapoi has a good future ahead. ‘‘The town is growing quite a lot. You’ve always got to be positive, as bad as what has happened, it’s still a great place. ‘‘We’ve got some really good little businesses in town at the moment and we’ve got a real good mix which complement each other and provide everything the suburban household needs.’’ His only complaint is the lack of recent rain ‘‘which restricts the grass growth, so it effects the mowing side of things’’.



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• The installation of the new water main linking the new Leithfield bore to the Ashley Rural Water Scheme is underway • Work to improve the water quality in Amberley is underway - bringing a new water source to blend with the Amberley water supply. This week we will be permanently attaching the new water main onto the side of the Kowai River Bridge • Manhole and CCTV inspections to check our wastewater assets for leaks, cracks, deterioration etc. will be starting in Waikari on Feb 2 and continuing in Hanmer Springs Feb 3-4

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Tourism shortfall dropped they need to cut their cloth,’’ he said. Cr Davison said the council should not be funding the amount out of the general rate and said submitters could persuade the council otherwise at the hearing of submissions on the draft plan. Mayor Winton Dalley said the Tourism budget was based on a draft tourism strategy on which submissions would be heard soon. The ‘‘best’’ case scenario for the board would be that the strategy would be fully funded. However it was decided to remove the shortfall from the long term plan draft plan. The shortfall arises despite a proposed four percent increase in the Targeted Tourism rate. Meanwhile a proposed Amberley Aquatic centre has made it back into the plan. But it will require a huge effort from the community to ensure the $4.5 million project becomes

a reality. External funding of $2 million is needed from community fundraising with the council deciding the remaining $2.5 million would be shared between the Amberley ward and the district as a whole. A separate cost centre will be created to account for the Amberley ward’s portion of the debt ($1.25 million) which will be funded by a separate Targeted rate. Both this and a District Swimming Pools Funds costs centre will start to be funded by separate rates from year 5 onward in the long term plan. Paul Reese, chair of the Amberley Save Our Pool committee, which has now formed an incorporated society, says raising $2 million is ‘‘doable’’ and ‘‘affordable’’. ‘‘It is daunting and the incorporated society is up for the challenge. The five years is not ideal in that it will run the existing pool and its infrastructure to its

limit but it does give us the opportunity to really look at how the best case can be made of the site and what partnerships we can foster in that time to build a pool/ health and fitness facility. ‘‘Personally I think there is a huge opportunity to look at the whole site and build a 25­year plan to incorporate a netball/tennis court/ gymnasium/pool/health and fitness hub,’’ he says. He urges people to get in behind the project to make it become a reality as this is the ‘‘last shot we are ever going to get to be able to get this pool up and running’’. ‘‘People will have to submit and really support it and support fundraising efforts,’’ he says. No expenditure has been allowed for the development of the buildings at the former Queen Mary Hospital site. A total of $100,000 per annum has been allowed for maintenance work, plus a further $12,500, for gardeners.

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Tourism Board funding took a hit at a Hurunui District Council draft long term plan budget meeting this week as the council looks at ways to ease the rate burden on its ratepayers. It decided it would not fund a proposed $224,000 shortfall in the board’s funding which in the past has been paid out of general rates. Crs Dick Davison and Jim Harre ´ expressed concern that proposed wording in the draft plan suggested the council had already given the shortfall its approval. They believed there should be debate around the issue and that it should not appear as if the council accepted the amount which would leave ratepayers to submit against if after consultation. Cr Harre ´ said the Tourism Board should be ‘‘self­ funded’’ and called for the shortfall to be deleted from the plan. ‘‘If the funding can not be met by the tourism providers

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Ashley Bridge to open next month The new Ashley River bridge is set to be opened sooner than expected. Waimakariri Mayor David Ayers says work is ahead of schedule and the council now plans to officially open one lane on the new Ashley River bridge on Cones Road, near Rangiora, on Saturday, February 21, instead of late March. As indicated in The News last week, Mr Ayers says the bridge will 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 new bridge will have cycle lanes on both sides and a footpath on the downstream side. News that the bridge is about to open will provide relief to the many residents who rely on it, as the old bridge has become vulnerable during high river

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The future of the Kaiapoi red zone still remains uncertain. Despite the release of the results of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority’s (CERA) Red Zone Futures Canvas Survey just before Christmas, Waimakariri Mayor David Ayers says there is still a lot of work to do. ‘‘CERA’s release hasn’t really given us much clarity. It’s fairly clear the kinds of things the community would like and in themselves, they are not high expense items ­ if it wasn’t such a large area.’’ Mr Ayers says questions still remain over the future governance of the red zone land and the allocation of costs, particularly relating to the capital cost of repairs and the ongoing maintenance costs. He says it is possible governance could be shared between the Crown, council

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and local community organisations, perhaps with a trust board established to administer the red zone land. The council is also interested in using some of the red zone land, particularly around Raven Quay and Hilton Street, for car parking. One of the reasons for the lack of clarity is because there has yet to be any public consultation in Christchurch, where the issues are far more complex. ‘‘The governance and funding will also be influenced by what happens in Christchurch. They won’t want to create a precedence which gets them into trouble in the city,’’ Mr Ayers says. Whatever happens, Mr Ayers says it is clear the Government is already looking to the future, with the establishment of a transition board, which includes Mr Ayers.


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Swan plants Workouts awash devoured The North Canterbury Trotting Association workouts at Rangiora Raceway were abandoned after 10 races last week after a torrential 10­minute downpour flooded the track, birdcage and car park. The day started sunny and hot, then cooled with a few drops of rain which turned to hail. Next came the downpour which sent everyone at the raceway, who were not out on the track, scurrying for cover and struggling to see the horses and drivers. The downpour arrived during the running of Race 10. Leading driver Dexter Dunn said he had never driven in such bad conditions. He scored a late engagement to

drive Anika Lindenny in the race, replacing the mare’s trainer and co­owner Dennis Bennett, who had intended to drive her. The last­minute driver change gave Dennis a lucky escape from the downpour and prompted Dexter to jokingly accuse Dennis later of setting him up for a soaking. Half an hour after the meeting was abandoned the sun was out again. Just another summer day in North Canterbury. The rain came as sweet relief though with North Canterbury scorched brown by a series of hot, windy days, and fire­service crews kept busy with a spate of fires in the district during last couple of weeks.

Ravenous caterpillars are rapidly munching their way through Pat and Ralph Lloyd’s two Swan plants. And the Amberley couple have had to call in reinforcements to help cater for them. A friend has taken 40 of the caterpillars off one plant and transferred them on to one of her own to ensure they didn’t starve to death before reaching the pupa (chrysalis) stage from which they eventually emerge as Monarch butterflies. Around 20 caterpillars remain on one plant and about the same number on plant number two which is

rapidly resembling a stalky bush as the green leaves vanish before Pat and Ralph’s eyes. Ralph believes the hot weather and the lack of rain may have helped produce the large numbers. He says they had quite a number of caterpillars last year but he can not believe the numbers munching their way through the Swam plants this year. When Mother Nature whipped up a downpour and hail recently the caterpillars hardly missed a beat. They just hung on and continued munching when the skies cleared and the sun shone through again.

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Welcome to another year. This year council is looking forward to moving into new facilities. Environment Canterbury staff will also move into the first floor of our new civic centre, along with the Library as they relocate back into the town centre. This will help improve access for ratepayers and should enhance the utilisation of our library service The Museum committee will also be full steam ahead to have their fit­out completed as early as possible. This hub will be great for the west end village and add to the vibrancy of the town. Councillors are holding workshops, looking at the long term plan from which a discussion document will be released for input from the community. To date this has been one of the best starts to our summer season. Kaikoura has been bustling with visitors and tourists since the spring, the Christmas period has been outstanding with visitor numbers holding up well, and we look forward to a strong late summer­autumn period as bookings remain strong. February­March generally brings more mature foreign visitors alongside the younger backpackers market. The weather has no doubt played a role and we have so much to offer the outdoor tourist market, The growth in numbers is fantastic and the community is to be congratulated on how they have responded and made our visitors feel welcome. The increased numbers coming through Christchurch airport is a major boost for us in Kaikoura. Kaikoura images on the gangway coming into Christchurch airport are a


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Kaikoura Mayor . . . Winston Gray. great advertisement for the town and wider Canterbury. Many local business operators have invested in upgrades in the last twelve months, all of this helps make Kaikoura a more attractive place to visit which in turn means more money is spent here and the profits are again reinvested in growth and employment which is good for the whole community. The recent SummerSounds concert and skateboard event, showcased our town once again and the punters had a grand time during their stay here. Have a good year.

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Housing accord still a possibility By DAVID HILL A Government housing accord remains a possibility for Waimakariri. Waimakariri Mayor David Ayers says a housing accord is a possibility as the district continues to struggle to provide affordable housing. The Christchurch City Council signed a housing accord with the Government last year, which is designed to speed up consenting processes, make more land available for housing and to set targets. ‘‘It’s a possibility, but it’s not a certainty. It has certainly

been talked about. We are certainly interested as a council. ‘‘The next move would be up to the Government. ‘‘Affordable housing remains an issue for the whole of Greater Christchurch following the earthquakes, so it’s definitely an issue we need to look at. ‘‘The Government will certainly be looking at Waimakariri to see if there could be more affordability for new housing.’’ However, Mr Ayers says the council is continuing to issue high numbers of consents within the legislated time

frames and there is land available for more development. Developers have also been working to provide some more affordable housing options in Waimakariri, including Mike Greer Homes in the new Beach Grove development in Kaiapoi, while Infinity has indicated it will do the same in the Ravenswood. ‘‘Mike Greer has been putting in the infrastructure at the same time as the housing rather than putting in the roads and then having them dug up again when they go in to build the houses. He believes this is more cost effective.’’

Mr Ayers says in the future more high density, apartment style living may need to be looked at as the population grows. ‘‘There has always been an argument between green field developments and high density developments. ‘‘Sections are now smaller than they used to be, but the vast majority of people still want to live in green field developments. ‘‘However, intensive housing is needed in cities and we have some scope for it in Kaiapoi and Rangiora. The argument is whether many people want to live in that situation.’’

Mr Ayers says the Silverstream and Beach Grove developments in Kaiapoi are offering apartment style options, while there has always been scope for apartments either upstairs or behind retail shops in the town centres. ‘‘I think what we will see around Canterbury is a greater variety of housing styles throughout people’s lives, with people flatting when they are younger, perhaps buying sections when they have a family and then downsizing as they get older. And we are seeing the growth of retirement villages as a part of that.’’

Club extends invite to budding sailors Budding sailors can try their hand at crewing on a yacht at the Waimakariri Sailing and Power Boat Club on February 1. The club is joining in the National Sailing and Boating Day on the Sunday and extends an invitation to anyone in the local community interested in sailing to join it for a day of sailing. Rear Commodore Murray Walls says the club’s sunburst fleet includes two boats so there is plenty of space for interested sailors. ‘‘We would like to invite anyone with a sailing dinghy, of less than four metres, to bring it along and have a sail under friendly race conditions,’’ he says. The invitation is aimed at families who might have a sailing dinghy of some sort that is used on holidays or at the bach. ‘‘We will tailor a race so they can have some fun while also showcasing class racing. ‘‘The clubhouse looks out over the racing course so we also invite the ‘support team’ to come along and watch or help.’’ Four short races will be run in

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Draft transport plan released Investment in existing transport infrastructure is essential to avoid going backwards, according to a new transport plan. Environment Canterbury (ECan) has released its draft Regional Land Transport Plan 2015­2025, which it says ‘‘is a critical document for Canterbury as it underpins all of the region’s road network and transportation planning and investment priorities during the next 10 years’’. The draft plan, which is a statutory document, outlines the challenges, objectives and priorities for land transport in Canterbury. It has been prepared by the Canterbury Regional Transport Committee, a committee of ECan, with representatives from all Canterbury district councils and the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA). ECan programme manager for earthquake recovery and transport Vanessa Scott says the draft plan provides the strategic business case for transport investment in Canterbury. ‘‘An efficient transport network is vital as it provides us with access to economic and social opportunities. However, change is constant and economic growth and our changing population demand



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well­advanced and funding is secured. These include the northern arterial, western Belfast bypass and the extension of the Southern motorway. These three projects, and related projects such as the Cranford Street extension in Christchurch, will collectively cost more than $600m. The other major project in priority two is the new Christchurch central city interchange. ‘‘Many of the priority three projects are about building for the future with a stronger focus on providing alternatives to cars and improving the efficiency of the existing roads rather than building more new roads,’’ Ms Scott says. ‘‘The other big focus in this group is on urban cycleways.’’ Canterbury has 20 of the worst 100 intersections in the country, despite only having 13 per cent of the population so improving intersection safety is also a major highlight within this group. Priority four projects include improvements of lower regional priority, such as a new Ashburton urban bridge, widening a section of Lincoln Road (Curletts Road to Wrights Road) in Christchurch and upgrading the Kaiapoi Pa Rd in the Waimakariri District. The draft plan is based on five objectives: addressing present and future demand, including an emphasis on alternatives to cars and increased freight movement, creating a land transport system that is increasingly free from death and serious injury, supporting earthquake recovery, making a more resilient network, supporting long­term sustainability and efficient investment in land transport. The draft plan was publicly notified on January 21 and is open for public consultation until 4pm on Friday, February 20. A subcommittee, made up of nominated members of the Canterbury Regional Transport Committee, will hold a hearing in March to hear submissions, before the draft plan goes back to the regional transport committee to be adopted. It is hoped the final plan will be presented to ECan commissioners and the NZTA to be adopted as part of the National Land Transport Plan by April 30.

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Muscle Car Madness

Muscle Car Madness . . . Around 12,500 people turned out to the 25th anniversary of Muscle Car Madness at the Ashley Street showgrounds in Rangiora last weekend. Below are PHOTOS: ROBYN BRISTOW. just a few of the exhibits, with many of them themed.

Muscle Madness popular Car enthusiasts were in heaven at the weekend as Muscle Madness celebrated its 25th year. They arrived in droves with traffic backed up through Rangiora back to Southbrook, car parks quickly filled and the queues at the ticket turnstyle backed up two and three abreast for about a hundred metres on both Saturday and Sunday as people waited patiently to enter the Ashley Street showgrounds. And inside it was seventh heaven for many including the little girl who was over the moon at seeing the Barbie car and immediately burst into tune ‘‘I’m a Barbie girl, in the Barbie world’’ and many other lines from the song as she wandered along with her parents. People pondered the inner most workings of the huge several hundred cars on display with heads under the bonnet common, while others admired

the huge amount of work that had gone into presenting the cars for display. Outside the ring there were those still in the throes of being done up and an old shopping centre. It is estimated nearly 13,000 people visited the event and many more brought their own pride and joys out of the garage to drive to the show with the carpark also full of treasures. Friday saw many of them entered to travel up to Ashley Gorge and return, a tour that had people in awe as they drove by. The showgrounds themselves proved once again to be a valuable spot to hold the event with many taking the opportunity to camp over the weekend at the expansive grounds. Editor Robyn Bristow went along to photograph some of the entrants and take in the spectacle.

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A step back in time . . . A streetscape provided a nostalgic scene at the Ashley Street showgrounds in Rangiora during the Muscle Car Madness celebration. Below old and unrestored PHOTOS: ROBYN BRISTOW. mingled with the not so old and beautifully restored at the show.

Taking a break . . . Matt Corey (6) and his sister Paige (4), from Christchurch, take time out for a rest on the running board of this fruiterer’s truck.

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Action on the track . . . Horses in action at last year’s Amberley Trotting Club’s Interislander Summer festival at Rangiora.

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Amberley Trotting Club hosts meet There will be plenty of excitement on and off the track at the Amberley Trotting Club’s Interislander Summer Festival race meeting at Rangiora on Waitangi Day, Friday, February 6. The 11­race programme will feature strong fields for punters to have a flutter on and a host of activities, competitions and entertainment for the whole family. A highlight of the race programme will be the 2015 Rangiora Vet Services $20,000 Amberley Cup which is race 7 on the card. The Amberley Trotting Club, which is the host for the day, focuses on not only a great race day with strong fields, but also a real family atmosphere so everyone can enjoy a day out at the country meeting. Gates open at 9am with racing

action under way about midday. Once again the ‘‘LUCKY HORSESHOE DRAW’’ is being run for children who are given an entry form when they arrive at the gates on raceday. This is put into a barrel and throughout the day there are draws giving 15 children a chance to pick a horseshoe with a prize. There are two kids bikes up for grabs for pre­schoolers and a $300 Ultimate Ears Boom for older participants ­ up to 18 years. For anyone who has wondered what a standardbred does after retirement they can go to the birdcage after race 4 and meet Chantelle Dickie who will present her horse to show the public that there is life after racing for horses. A new attraction this year will be ‘The Most Appropriate Dressed’ competition with 10

finalists being picked from the crowd throughout the day. They will then vie for the top spot with Miss New Zealand 2014 Arielle Garciarno choosing the winner. President Ross Rennie says the meet always attracts big numbers so it is a good idea to arrive early to get ‘‘your favourite spot’’. ‘‘Plus on the west side of the racecourse you can purchase a Trackside carpark , these 6m by 3m spaces proved very popular last year and guarantee a great spot to park the car, set up a picnic and watch the racing,’’ he says. ‘‘On the south side we have the Amberley Hill where the public can purchase an uncatered marque or can also part book one if they have a smaller group,’’ he says. This year on the hill there is

the opportunity to buy walk in tickets at $10 but you need to bring your own chairs and picnic rug. Mr Rennie says the advantage of the Amberley Hill is that it is a fantastic area to view the whole days activities and it also has its own food to buy, TAB facilities and a cash bar as it is a non byo area. Access to this area is by wristband only and every losing ticket purchased in this area can go into a draw for a $200 bet on the last race. All enquiries and package details can be made by contacting Warwick Duke on 03 3136849 or duke.w@xtra.co.nz. The Punters Club will be running again. For $10 people can buy a ticket and a top tipster will place their bet on their behalf. All club members have to do then is sit back and listen to which horse has been

selected for them and enjoy the excitement of the race. The event is run over races 3 to 11 with the hope that the pooled funds will help people to get a bit of a collect at the end of the day. Being an Interislander Summer Festival Meeting, the day is packed with fun activities for the kids, with a large kids area behind the main stand with Neville Barrie Kids Entertainer, bouncy castle, pony rides and 400 goodie bags to be given away. ‘‘And the best thing is once you walk through the gate all the entertainment is free. So mark it on your calendars now, it will be the best day you will have in ages,’’ says Mr Rennie. Gates open 9am with entry from west belt and Lehmans road. Entry is $10 per adult, children under 18 free. For more details go to amberleytrottingclub.co.nz.


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Nth High Street plan Plant sightings sought gets council approval By SHELLEY CALDWELL The Waimakariri District Council has approved changes to Rangiora’s north of High Street precinct­based redevelopment plan. The plan is now waiting on Government comment because it falls within the Land Use Recovery Plan. The changes were recommended by a panel set up to consider submissions from property owners and other interested parties affected by the plan. ‘‘The final precinct plan documents, including the proposed changes to the District Plan, were submitted to the Minister for Earthquake Recovery, Gerry Brownlee, in December 2014. ‘‘Council is now awaiting the Minister’s comment,’’ Waimakariri District Council senior policy analyst Heike Downie said. The aim of the precinct plan is to strengthen the Rangiora town centre by creating a new precinct in the heart of the town. It involves sites within High Street, Durham Street, Blackett Street and Good Street, but particularly those south of Blake Street. Council documents show that nine of the 12 submissions received opposed the plan. One Environment Canterbury supported it and two were ‘‘relatively neutral’’. Issues raised by opponents included, safety concerns around the proposed vehicle access to Durham Street, and design issues, including not enough open space. There were also perceived problems with the proposed parking building including wind tunnel issues, as well as shading and design concerns. Other issues raised included that the precinct plan for certain properties was not necessary as they were not earthquake damaged, and concerns about the direction of traffic on ‘‘New Street’’, between Blake and Good Street. Consultation was also thought to be inadequate, and the acquisition of land at fair value was questioned. After considering the concerns raised the panel, consisting of Waimakariri District councillors Neville Atkinson and Caroline Faass, supported by Heike Downie and senior planner Trevor Ellis, recommended changes, including deleting the Durham Street link from the precinct plan, leaving one

vehicular access into and out of the service / loading / manoeuvring area at Blake Street. Regarding concerns relating to the proposed retail and parking building, the panel noted its height would be less than the 12 metres stipulated in the existing district plan. It said that the council, as part owner of the sites required for the building, had a significant stake in ensuring it met good urban design. Addressing the perceived shortfall in parking spaces, the panel said at 180 to 200 spaces, it sufficiently met the projected demand within the precinct area. It also noted a wider town centre parking assessment was under way to consider future demand and supply. The panel considered concerns about possible shading effects could be covered by a change to the District Plan, requiring an assessment of this during the resource consent decision process. To the owner of two properties affected by the proposed retail and car parking building and a north east commercial building, and those who said the plan was not necessary for some properties because they were not earthquake damaged, the panel said the precinct plan took in a wider town centre recovery approach, looking to intensify less well utilised land and provide additional retail and office space to meet the needs of a community rapidly growing following the earthquakes. This was generally consistent with the support gained from the wider community, which encouraged repair and restoration of High Street, more retailers and a better range within a compact accessible town centre core, the panel said. Concern that acquisition of land might not be at a fair market value was not accepted by the panel because the they said the council was willing to continue to negotiate with property owners under normal purchase processes. Potential compensation or acquisition were matters for the future, subject to Land Use Recovery Plan legislation. Regarding concerns about the direction of traffic on ‘‘New Street’’, the panel said it would be subject to a detailed engineering design. But in general, the panel endorsed the approach taken to develop the precinct plan.


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Purple Loosestrife has the potential to do the same damage in New Zealand as it has in North America if it is not kept under control,’’ he says. Environment Canterbury, with the support of the Department of Conservation and Christchurch City Council, has been controlling all known sites annually for several years. ‘‘We want to make sure we are not missing any sites so we are asking for the public’s help in letting us know if they have seen it, says Mr Sullivan. Purple Loosestrife can be found in home gardens and is at its invasive worst around waterbodies. It can grow up to three metres high with up to 50 stems per plant. If you think you have seen Purple Loosestrife contact Environment Canterbury Biosecurity via 0800 324 636 (0800 EC INFO) or email ecinfo@ecan.govt.nz and provide your name, contact details and plant location.

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Rover . . . This dog was found wandering in the middle of Rangiora’s High Street a couple of weeks ago but has now been reunited with her owners by the Waimakariri District Council PHOTO BY SHELLEY TOPP Animal Control Unit.

Most dogs reunited with their owners By SHELLEY TOPP During the last six months the Waimakariri District Council’s Animal Control Unit has impounded 153 dogs which have been found wandering or reported lost. Luckily, most were reunited with their owners. However, of the 20 whose owners were not traceable the unit was able find new homes for them with help from Dogwatch, K9 Rescue and Facebook. Driving along High Street towards the Rangiora Central Business District a couple of weeks ago (on Friday, January 16) I came across a border collie running in the middle of the road. I pulled over and caught her. She looked hot, tired and disorientated. Two other women told me they had seen her in West Belt but didn’t know who owned her. She was in great condition, so obviously came from a good home but had no registration tag on her collar and was now lost. I picked her up, put her in my truck, alongside our dog Belle, and took her

Lost and found property The following property has been reported as lost to the Rangiora Police. Have you seen it? A brown wallet, a tan wallet, a black wallet with ‘‘R’’ on a corner, and a silver and black Samsung Galaxy 8 cellphone. The following property is at the Rangiora Police Station looking for a home ­ A grey duvet set, a Samsung Smart phone, a gold ring with turquoise stone, a fire extinguisher and a blue and white mountain bike.

home. I gave her food and water then called the Waimakariri District Council who then contacted the Animal Control Unit. She was such a sweet, friendly dog I wouldn’t have minded keeping her. However, a nice dog like this, someone would surely be looking for her, and if she was micro­chipped the dog unit would find her missing owners. The Waimakariri District Council’s environmental services manager, Les Pester, who is in charge of the Animal Control Unit, said the dog I found was registered and micro­chipped so her owners were able to be contacted quickly. She has now been reunited with her owners who were living in Kaikoura but had left her in the care of friends in Rangiora. Unfortunately she decided to go AWOL, possibly in search of her owners, and got lost. Mr Pester said it was important to ensure dogs were micro­chipped because even if they had lost their registration tag their owners could still be contacted quickly.

Bad compliance Exceptional weather and sea conditions saw very high levels of recreational activity in the Kaikoura area and one of the worst compliance rates for several years over the three week holiday period. The Ministry for Primary Industries says there were 82 offences which results in 36 warnings, 43 infringements and three prosecutions are likely. There were also 10 interventions due to people fishing in the new marine reserve area. New recreational rules for the Kaikoura area were not well followed, despite a comprehensive signage, brochure and advertising campaign with 170 new signs on the coast, 30,000 brochures distributed to 112 bait and tackle shops.

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Vacuum packing ensures quality A family owned Rangiora­based business ­ Canterbury Homekill ­ can meet all your home kill requirements. The business has been serving local farmers, lifestylers and hunters for 10 years and as it grows it is constantly on the look­out for ways to improve the service to its clients. Product quality is high on the agenda for owners Noel and Halena Womersley who in November added a German vacuum packing machine to their processing plant at Merton Road. The multi­vac thermoformer allows them to vacuum pack a whole body of beef into compact pack size portions, preventing any freezer burn. It also allows Canterbury Homekill to control the ageing of your meat for longer, producing a superior product that is tender and fresh when defrosted without any leakage or smell that attracts flies. Halena says the machine forms a black tray­like base on which the meat is laid and then it vacuum seals it with a clear top. The new vacuum machine adds the finishing touch to client’s products and allows easy packing in freezers and quick recognition of the product. ‘‘Clients have often raised their animals for three or four years and it is important that we do our utmost with the animal provided,’’ she says. Having a top quality slaughterman and highly skill butchers is also helping make

Vacuum packed . . . Product produced by Canterbury Homekill using a new vacuum packing machine at their Merton Road processing plant. Canterbury Homekill a one­stop shop for people wanting to have their animals slaughtered and processed. Noel has worked in butchery for 27 years in New Zealand and the United Kingdom and is a passionate hunter. Hunting eventually led him into the butchery and then the home kill trade. He is happy to pass on his experience to anyone unsure about where to source animals to fatten for slaughter, how to ensure they produce the best cuts of meat and when they are the right size to kill. ‘‘Halena and I are really passionate about the business and ensuring that customers get the best from their animals from the paddock to the plate,’’ he says. Experienced slaughterman and hunter, Harley Laing travels throughout North

Canterbury to slaughter animals on farm before returning to the processing plant where they are hung, butchered and packed ready for the freezer. Noel and apprentice butcher Connor Tinning, often travel with Harley when business is brisk. In the processing plant Kelly Heenan has more that 30 years experience and Anthony Tregurtha has been a butcher in here and in Australia since he left school. Canterbury Homekill has the capacity to hang and age bodies of beef in the chiller which allows the meat fibres to break down in a controlled temperature, improving the tenderness. Hunters can also drop off carcasses into the chiller over the weekend, rather than waiting until Monday, by texting Halena on 0276 313 550 or Noel

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Family fun . . . Kaikoura’s ‘‘Music on the Lawn’’ at Fyffe House is a fun family day out.


Family fun at Fyffe House Family entertainment returns to Kaikoura’s Fyffe House at Waitangi Weekend. The sixth annual Fyffe House ‘‘Music on the Lawn’’, to be held on Saturday, February 7, from 1pm to 7pm,at Fyffe House, 62 Avoca Street, Kaikoura, provides an opportunity for local artists to perform ‘‘in their own beautiful backyard’’. Property manager Ann McCaw says Fyffe House, the town’s oldest building and a New Zealand Historic Places Trust­owned property, provides ‘‘a stunning back drop of mountains to sea’’. The Waiopuka Fyffe Site, where Fyffe House stands, is a place with

a rich and dynamic history. ‘‘The event began as a way to engage the local Kaikoura community in this magic place where everything human began with the first people, ancestors of Ngati Kuri arriving in their wakas over 900 years ago to the whalers who began European settlement by arriving in 1842. ‘‘This is the sixth year of our concert where we have been ‘keeping it local’ with our talented local artists providing an afternoon / early evening of great summer music of blues to country, rock to pop and everything in between.’’ Ms McCaw says this year’s line up includes ‘‘the smooth sounds of

saxophone virtuoso Lester Baxter, charismatic country guy Nigel Finlay, B and T bluesmen, manic Whacked Paddy Irishman Tony O’Connor and Trading 8s. Ms McCaw encourages families to come and experience the spectacular views and bring a picnic and blanket. ‘‘Music on the Lawn is not just about listening to music, it is about experiencing music, inspiring our local community and celebrating the fantastic physical environment and the immense community support and spirit in the small town of Kaikoura.’’ Admission is $5 per adult, with 16 and under free.

Expect no major surprises in Waimakariri’s draft Long Term Plan (LTP). Speaking ahead of this week’s council deliberations, Mayor David Ayers says the only major non­earthquake or flood mitigation expenditure likely to be included in the 2015­2025 LTP are a new sports facility and refuse collection. ‘‘Both will need to be looked at carefully. They are the two big issues outside the earthquake recovery and flooding issues. ‘‘We’re trying very hard to keep expenditure back, but we have some long term commitments so any new projects not related to the earthquake will have to be very carefully looked at.’’ A new sports facility will be on the agenda, after it was signalled in the last LTP in 2012, with ‘‘a $5.1 million placeholder’’ for the 2018/19 financial year. The district’s rapidly growing population is stretching the area’s sport’s facilities, with a number of sports organisations including the North Canterbury Sports and Recreation Trust and Basketball North Canterbury calling for a multi­court

sports facility. More than 100 junior basketball teams played in a Friday evening competition last year, stretching North Canterbury’s limited resources. ‘‘There are a number of variables we would consider, including the question of where and the time remains open. The cost and the size of the facility need to be looked at. The timing is a big factor in the 10 year plan and the impact of it financially needs to be looked at, but we need to consider the needs of the community.’’ The council is also considering moving to either a two­bin (refuse and recycling) or three­bin (refuse, recycling and organics) refuse collection, with a survey last year finding that the three­bin option was the most popular. Mr Ayers says the biggest earthquake recovery project under way, but not yet completed, which will need to looked at in the LTP is the Kaiapoi Wharf. While the future of the red zone may also come into consideration. The draft LTP will go out for public consultation during March and April.

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Children’s entertainment and music will be provided throughout the day centred around the band rotunda, including performances by Kaiapoi Waitangi Day regular Sport Suzie, with children’s crafts being provided by the KPA . Local school kapa haka groups are also planning to perform on the day. ‘‘It will be a little bit different with the new playground and skate park, so we will see how that goes. It will change the dynamics of the park, but we may get some more families coming along,’’ Mrs Jeffrey says. ‘‘People are starting to recognise this event as the number one Waitangi Day event in Waimakariri, so hopefully the weather will be fine and it will be a great family day out.’’ A traditional hangi lunch is available and food stalls are on site and families can bring a picnic lunch. Hangi tickets can be purchased for $10 from the Kaiapoi i­Site, phone (03) 3273134 up until the day before. Apart from the food stalls and the hangi, everything else is free. For more information contact the KPA at Antics . . . David Ayers comes to grief at a kaiapoipromo@xtra.co.nz or go to previous Waitangi Day celebrations. www.kaiapoi.org.nz

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Kaiapoi is the place to be on Waitangi Day. Once again Kaiapoi is gearing up to host North Canterbury’s largest Waitangi Day celebration on Friday, February 6, from 10am to 2pm at Trousselot Park in Charles Street. Kaiapoi Promotions Association activities co­ordinator Jacqui Jeffrey says this year’s celebrations will be a low key affair, without the usual antics of King Arthur of New Albion and his crew, who are venturing over to Okains Bay on Banks Peninsula this year for the largest Waitangi Day event in the South Island. Celebrations will get under way at 10am with speeches from Waimakariri Mayor David Ayers, the head students from Kaiapoi High School and other dignitaries. Mrs Jeffrey is also hoping to confirm a speaker from local hapu Ngai Tuahuriri, although she is aware of the hapu’s connections with the Okains Bay celebrations. The late Ngai Tuahuriri upoko (leader) Rik Tau, who passed away last year, had been a strong supporter of the event. ‘‘It’s such a shame, because Rik was such a wonderful speaker and he was very keen to support local events.’’

Waitangi Day will be a chance to shop, with a special market being held in Kaiapoi. Organiser Linda Dobbs says a special market will be held on Friday, February 6, to coincide with the town’s Waitangi Day celebrations. She says 25 North Canterbury stallholders lined up last year and she is hoping for a similar number this year, selling everything from toys, jewellery, men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, frozen stuff, ceramics, stone carvings, paua artwork, plants, outdoor garden features, bric­a­brac and gifts. ‘‘There will be a real mix of everything and there will be something for all ages and all prices. ‘‘Last year it was very, very popular and it’s just two minutes walk from where everything is happening, so most people wandered down to shop before going back for more music. ‘‘We seemed to be pretty busy the whole time last year, so I’m sure if it’s a good day it will be successful again.’’ The market will be held from 9am to 2pm in the Kaiapoi New World carpark. Prospective stallholders are asked to contact Linda by January 31 on (03) 3274295 or email roger.linda@xtra.co.nz.

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Kaikoura plans for rising sea level Kaikoura is planning ahead for the impact of future rising sea levels. The implications of climate change and rising sea levels were discussed at the Kaikoura District Council’s meeting last month, following the release of a report in November from Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright. Dr Wright’s report followed the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) releasing its fifth Synthesis Report. In a report to last month’s council meeting, Kaikoura district planner Rachel Vaughan says staff have reviewed both Dr Wright’s report and the IPCC document, which carry some implications for the council. Dr Wright’s report states that councils have a legal obligation under the Resource Management Act 1991 to deal with the effects of climate change. The Ministry for the Environment is also reviewing guidelines to councils, issued in 2008, on how to prepare for sea level rise, as ‘‘local councils ...are best placed to know what is appropriate for their region’’. Rising sea levels also create challenges for infrastructure planning, including the

accretion), increase ground water levels in coastal areas, and in low lying areas result in coastal inundation’’. A second report on sea level rise from the Parliamentary Commissioner is planned for release later this year and is expected to provide details on the areas of coastline which are most vulnerable to sea level rise and assess the risk to infrastructure. While Kaikoura is following best practice sustainability behaviour, including annual recording of community carbon footprints, the levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere cannot be reversed. The effects of climate change are already being felt with increased storm frequency and intensity, the council’s report says. ‘‘As Kaikoura exists in a very unique meteorological and geographic environment, it is very hard to predict actual effects.’’ Kaikoura may experience more activity from tropical Climate change . . . The Kaikoura District Council is considering the potential impact of future rising sea rain events, flooding and FILE PHOTO alluvial gravel flow during levels. flood events, impacts of storm surge including roading and increasing risk for storm intensity and frequency retention areas to prevent foreshore erosion, more resulting in damage to roads. damage to urban areas during infrastructure damage by frequent isolation due to the periods of high rainfall.’’ In the future, stormwater natural hazards and the infrastructure may need to be A recent Local Government vulnerability of roads. increasing expectation to ‘‘The implications for local upgraded to account for New Zealand report expressed protect private assets. Both government are varied. increase in rainfall or services concern about the impacts of will result in increased costs, Hopefully we will get some sea level rise, saying it would the council’s report says. may need to be relocated to ‘‘increase the impact of storm more guidance from central ensure continuity of service. ‘‘Damage through natural ‘‘This may include surges, exacerbate coastal government soon,’’ Ms hazards has already been Vaughan says. experienced, with increased sacrificing land for stormwater erosion (or decrease coastal




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Building boom continues By DAVID HILL North Canterbury’s building boom is continuing. Waimakariri is leading the way with 1031 consents issued for new houses, down from the record 1278 in 2013, but well ahead of pre­earthquake levels, while Hurunui is moving ahead with new developments and Kaikoura is reporting modest growth. Waimakariri District Council planning manager Nick Harrison says Kaiapoi is powering ahead with a whopping 371 consents issued last year, as it continues its recovery after its housing stock was depleted after more than 1000 homes were placed in the residential red zone. Since the devastating September 2010 earthquake, more than 1000 consents have been issued for new houses in Kaiapoi, although some of these are rebuilds on green zone land. Mr Harrison says Kaiapoi’s new residential developments are starting to take shape. ‘‘In November alone, 22 units were consented at Silverstream and 11 at Beach Grove.’’ Rangiora’s growth has levelled off, with 200 consents issued last year, compared with 293 in 2013 and 297 in 2012. Pegasus has overtaken Rangiora with 213 consents last year, down slightly from 224 in 2013. The other growth area is new house consents in rural areas, with 43 issued in the UDS (Urban Development Strategy) area east of Two Chain Road and south of the Ashley River/Rakahuri, 85 in the west of district and 34 north of the Ashley River/ Rakahuri ­ a total of 162 consents, down from 209 in 2013. Growth in Oxford is steady, with 34 consents issued last year, after 36 were issued in 2013. Hurunui District Council building control technical leader Kerry Walsh says

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Community gardens bring hope By DAVID HILL Depression among men is a serious issue which is often misunderstood. Rangiora man Bryon Cope has lived with depression for a number of years and is now trying to help other men and women to talk about their plight. Depression is believed to affect one in four people at some stage in their lives and has touched every culture over thousands of years ­ ‘‘but we continue to deny its existence’’. Bryon works for the Christchurch­ based Depression Support Network and set up a pilot project jointly funded by the Movember fundraising, through the Mental Health Foundation, and the Red Cross to support men in social isolation. As part of the project, Bryon has worked alongside three community gardens in North Canterbury, with the Bringing hope . . . Rangiora Community Garden volunteers were thrilled to receive a $500 Hope Trust at the Rangiora Baptist PHOTOS: SUPPLIED Mitre 10 voucher to support the garden. Church, at Percival House in Rangiora and with the Oxford Community Trust, thanks to the support of Rangiora Landscape and Garden and McAlpines Mitre 10 Mega. He recently received three $500 Mitre 10 vouchers to present to the community gardens. ‘‘There has definitely been an increase in mental health issues since the earthquakes and there’s a lot of complex issues around the housing and costs of living. There’s a lot of good stuff going on as well, but it is easy to ignore that there are some men out there who are really struggling to cope. ‘‘There are men who wouldn’t think they were unwell, but who are really Garden boost . . . Percival House community garden members Chris and Geoff after receiving a $500 Mitre 10 voucher from Depression Support Network peer support worker Bryon Cope (right). (Photo below)

struggling with family breakdowns or the loss of a job.’’ Bryon says often it is the families who make contact asking for help. ‘‘Someone who experiences depression doesn’t always know what’s going on, so how can we explain it to someone else, so it is important if you think someone needs help to speak out. ‘‘We forget that it’s OK to ask for help and it can be anonymous. When men realise they are unwell it can be quite emotional ­ I’ve had grown men cry.’’ Bryon says he recently made contact with a young man who was living in a tree and a tent at the back Pegasus, after losing his job and following a relationship breakdown and receiving no benefit for six weeks. He says the Mental Health Foundation’s five ways to wellbeing (connect, give, take notice, keep learning and be active) is an effective way to manage depression, but talking to someone can certainly help. ‘‘It’s about acknowledging it, communicating, exercise, eating and sleeping.’’ Bryon has spoken about his journey with depression to various groups including Rangiora High School and was due to speak on Compass FM today speaking on ‘‘men and crying’’. ‘‘I talk about my own journey with depression, drugs and my attempt at suicide, and as a peer support worker. ‘‘I still live with depression, but now I have tools to live with it and I know where to get support and ask for help. It’s now a strength.’’ Growing hope . . . Depression Support Network peer support worker Bryon Cope presents a $500 Mitre 10 voucher to Oxford Community Garden and Mens Shed members. (Photo left)

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Swimming pool, marina on Kaikoura’s ‘radar’ By DAVID HILL

Croquet returns . . . Rangiora Croquet Club members: back row (in the doorway), from left, Neville Turner and Carol Kidd. Second row, from left, Judith Sulzberger, Elizabeth Goode, Jenny Hollobon, Diana Howes, Nancy Harris, Lesley Smith and Peter Parkinson. Front row, from left, Mark O’Connell, Leone ´ Woodward, Audrey Burnett, Leith Newell and Lynne Turner.

Croquet returns to Rga known as Milton Memorial Reserve. ‘‘The Waimakariri District Council has been very good to us,’’ she said. The Rangiora Croquet Club has been in Club member Peter Parkinson, who recess for 10 years but a new era of has played croquet for New Zealand, ‘‘a excitement and challenge was evident among members at their new club house long time ago,’’ said the club was very grateful the council had allowed the two on River Road in Rangiora last week. clubs to use the land. The club house, which will be shared He was also grateful to Leone for her with the Rangiora Table Bowls Club, is perseverance. still only an unlined shed with no ‘‘She is the sole reason we have this facilities inside, save a few chairs, and facility,’’ he said. ‘‘She just wouldn’t give the lawns have been laid out but not up.’’ grassed. Peter is in charge of developing the It will be many months before new Rangiora facility. members will be able to christen their ‘‘I have been a teacher, and an new lawns, hopefully in October this engineer. year, and many more, possibly October ‘‘I’ve built planes and cars. I’m just a next year, before they will be ready for handyman,’’ he said. competition games. ‘‘We have the potential here to build a However, members are already contemplating the exciting possibilities really good little facility,’’ he said. It would be a great asset to the their new facility will provide. Club secretary Leone Woodward said community and, in time, Peter hopes it can also provide a satellite facility for they were concentrating on getting the the illustrious United Croquet Club lawns up and ready to play on. which was based in Christchurch at ‘‘We have got two lawns but we have the opportunity to have two more as soon Hagley Park, and regularly hosted World Championships. as we have enough money,’’ she said. New Zealand are the current holders The extra lawns will allow the club to of the MacRobertson International host tournaments. Croquet Shield, a prestigious world It was an exciting time for the club event which is contested by the top four which had been searching for croquet playing nations; Australia, permanent headquarters for ‘‘a very England, New Zealand and the United long time’’. The club were based at the Rangiora Bowling Club on the corner of States. Croquet was a game anybody could Blackett Street and Good Street in play, he said. The sport had a very Rangiora up until early 2004. friendly community of players, and During the interim they have there were a lot of young people playing continued to search for land suitable to now, he said. develop into club facilities without ‘‘We do get young people coming in success until the Waimakariri District Council offered them, and the Rangiora and they often made a real splash, rising to the top levels quickly.’’ Table Bowling Club, the use of the land By SHELLEY TOPP

New library is ‘bustling’ The Ruataniwha Kaiapoi Civic Centre and library has been ‘bustling’ since opening its doors on Saturday, January 17, with more than 1000 visitors a day coming to use the new facility. ‘‘Two hundred and fifty new members were signed up in the first few days of operation and a flood of items have been returned by members who have travelled from all over the district to visit the new building,’’ says Waimakariri District Council libraries manager Phillippa Ashbey. ‘‘The children’s area has been a big success and the Summer Reading Programme has been running at full steam. We’re thrilled to have such great community support.’’

Customers are impressed with the quality of the collection and the amount of new stock the library holds, and many have been making use of the public computers and 24 hour a day wifi. Mayor David Ayers says the new civic centre will be a wonderful asset for the whole district. ‘‘Ruataniwha was originally a place where people came together to fish, hunt and gather food and this civic centre will also be a place where people can come together for productive purpose.’’ The library is open seven days a week from 9am to 5pm Monday to Wednesday and Friday, Thursday 9am to 7pm, Saturday 10am to 2pm and Sunday 1pm to 5pm.

A new swimming pool and enhancing tourism are ‘‘on the radar’’ in Kaikoura. Mayor Winston Gray says a swimming pool, upgrading the marina and removing rocks in South Bay will be considered when the Kaikoura District Council begins its Long Term Plan (LTP) deliberations next month. ‘‘I don’t thing there will be any huge changes, but we have some big things on the radar that will have an affect on the rates. ‘‘The community would like a new swimming pool, it was on the top of our community survey list last year and we share that thought, but it’s a challenge for us as a small community. ‘‘The cost of building a facility is one part of that, but then there’s the cost of running it. Then there’s the question of whether we just cater for the local community or whether we look at the tourism opportunities from it.’’ Mr Gray says one option is to partner

with another organisation to complement the new facility with a commercial venture like hot pools. ‘‘There’s a whole range of options from upgrading what we’ve got to building a 25 metre, six lane pool, but unless we go down the commercial track there is the risk of it becoming too big a drain on the community.’’ Mr Gray says plans to enhance tourism, like upgrading the marina, could be a 30 year vision unless there is commercial support. He says there are already examples of joint ventures with the Department of Conservation, the local Runanga and WhaleWatch. With just 2900 rateable properties in the district, Mr Gray says Kaikoura regularly ‘‘punches above our weight’’. ‘‘I’m always confident that Kaikoura has a bright future and now that we are getting more cruise ships, it is about good planning and making the most of those opportunities so we can continue to punch above our weight.’’

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Community bowls night a hit for club Kaiapoi plans Anzac camp

By SHELLEY TOPP Roll up, roll up. The Rangiora Bowling Club’s open invitation to people interested in learning the game is proving a hit. For six weeks during summer every Monday evening at 6.30pm, from January 12 to February 16, the club open their gates to newcomers for Community Bowls Night. They bowl up in large numbers, young, old and every age in between to learn the game, meet new people and, by the look of it, have a great deal of fun. Club president Marty Durie, said the popular summer­time initiative began about 15 years ago. The aim was to show people how much fun you could have playing lawn bowls and hopefully attract new members. The club also hoped to attract a wider cross section of people to the club, including more younger players. ‘‘Parents can bring their kids along too,’’ Marty said. ‘‘Everyone who comes along seems to enjoy it.’’ ‘‘We have a sausage sizzle at the end of the night, and people can have a drink at the bar.’’ For many years lawn bowls was widely considered to be a game mainly for older men. But that is no longer the case. ‘‘Many women and people of all ages now play lawn bowls,’’ Marty said. ‘‘A great cross section of the community,’’ attended the community bowls nights, he said. ‘‘We try to set the teams up with two experienced bowlers and two newcomers to help people learn,’’ Marty said. Bowls was a great sport to play because anyone could do it. Wendy Templeton, from Rangiora, said the club’s community nights were ‘‘ a lot of fun.’’ ‘‘You meet heaps of new people,’’ she


On the green . . . Community Bowls Night at the Rangiora Bowling Club last week.


said. ‘‘We bowl very badly but they (the more experienced players), are so patient.’’ ‘‘It’s a great way to get people together. ‘‘Six weeks is not long enough though. It should be longer.’’ This is the second year Taine Gyde, 11, from Rangiora, has attended the club’s community nights with his father, Clayton. Taine really enjoys the game and the experience. ‘‘Everyone is friendly and we have a good, relaxing time,’’ he said. The club’s beautiful old building was opened on October 28, 1911, and was originally also the home of the Rangiora Croquet Club and the Rangiora Tennis

Club. It is a landmark property on the corner of Blackett Street and Good Street, near the centre of the Rangiora Central Business District and in 2012 the club was presented with a Heritage Award for the way they have maintained the building. The club has three greens. ‘‘Two weed greens, it’s not actually grass, it’s a weed, and one artificial green, a carpet,’’ Marty said. ‘‘We can play all year round on the artificial green,’’ Marty said. ‘‘That has been a blessing for us.’’ The club employs a full­time greenkeeper to ensure the greens are kept immaculate.

Anzac weekend is set to be extra special in Kaiapoi this year. The Kaiapoi Promotions Association (KPA) plans to mark the Anzac Day centennial by organising an overnight camp for families in a local park on Friday, April 24. While the details are yet to be finalised, KPA activities co­ordinator Jacqui Jeffrey says she hopes to have an outdoor screening of an old wartime movie, along with music and entertainment and ‘‘an old time dance floor’’. ‘‘We are looking at a couple of venues, but nothing is confirmed yet. If we do get a big crowd there may be some traffic management issues to work through, but we’ll worry about that when we come to it. ‘‘Being the 100th year (of Anzac Day) there could be a bit of interest and we are aiming to keep the costs as low as possible. ‘‘If we can get an old movie which the kids haven’t seen before with World War 1 or World War 2 vehicles the kids will be able to have a good laugh at the different way people acted back then.’’ The next morning it is hoped the campers will arise early to march over to the dawn parade at the Kaiapoi Cenotaph and later attend the 10am service at Trousselot Park, before heading home. The KPA is planning four major events this year in all, including the Waitangi Day celebrations and an Anzac Day weekend camp. In September, the KPA is planning a special event the mark five years since the September 4, 2010, 7.1 magnitude earthquake which devastated the town. The town’s other big event, the annual Kaiapoi Carnival and Santa Parade will be held in December to complete the major events calendar.

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More rural graduates are needed Perceptions are slowly changing about agricultural education. Lincoln University business development deputy vice­ chancellor Jeremy Baker says while there are encouraging signs of changing perceptions around primary sector qualifications and careers, a recent Ministry of Education report suggests there is still a long way to go. Mr Baker’s comments come after the recent release of the ministry’s ‘‘Profile and Trends: New Zealand’s Tertiary Education Sector 2013’’ report which shows that, for Bachelors level or higher, only 1.1 per cent of current students at New Zealand universities are studying an agriculture­based discipline. This is despite more than 60% of the nation’s export wealth coming from food and fibre production. The statistics reflect an ongoing concern that insufficient numbers of suitably trained graduates are entering the land­based industries to replace what is an ageing population. All the more so considering the increasing sophistication of the primary sector. Primary Industries Ministry Nathan Guy recently announced the need for about 50,000 more workers in the primary industry if the country has any hope of

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doubling its primary exports by 2025. It is thought that about half of these workers will need to be tertiary educated. Part of the issue has been blamed on New Zealand’s increasingly urbanised society, resulting in a ‘disconnect’ or unfamiliarity with agriculture

or the land­based industries in general, Mr Baker says. ‘‘It is vital if we are to achieve the kind of growth in student numbers the industry needs, that we find ways to engage urban students. One of the key messages we need to get across is that there is much more to the primary sector than just

farming. ‘‘We need to show that it is a vast sector, incorporating a range of science, business and IT disciplines across both rural and urban environments. It’s a multibillion dollar, multifaceted industry which is of tremendous importance to New Zealand and comes with

some amazing opportunities for students prepared to open themselves up to the possibilities. ‘‘Whether one has grown up on a farm or not is irrelevant. There are many careers in the primary sector which involve working in towns and cities.’’ Mr Baker says a perception around primary sector training as being for the less academically gifted is particularly unhelpful. ‘‘The industry needs a range of people with a range of skills, but perceptions need to change about the kind of students who are suitable for the sector. This is a complex industry that needs, and will welcome and reward, the very best and brightest. ‘‘We also need to break with a tradition that seems to hold that the ‘doctor, lawyer, architect’ careers are the optimal pathways for the more promising students. It’s a bit of a cliche, and it’s not helpful if we are to make the most of the country’s intellectual assets relative to its key commercial interests. ‘‘The fact is we need smart people taking up studies as animal geneticists, plant and soil scientists, supply chain managers, agribusiness specialists, environmental planners, and biosecurity experts,’’ Mr Baker says.


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Farmers need to act now if they are to cope with the effects of a predicted drought in Canterbury, Lincoln University experts say. But they also need to be thinking long­ term with more dry­spells looking likely. Lincoln University animal programmes manager Chris Logan says it seems the region may be in for a hard drought of a kind which has not been seen for some decades. ‘‘If they don’t have other contingencies in place, then farmers really need to be reducing stock numbers to their winter stocking rate as fast as they can. That probably means taking a lower price than they would have liked but at this point, there is not much option.’’ The alternative is that you will have lower lambing percentages next year which means this year’s problems simply compound next year, he says. ‘‘Getting space in the works is going to be an issue. If you have a good relationship with your meat company, that is going to help. ‘‘If you’ve shopped around over the last few years and have not built up that relationship, then you will probably need extra feed just to hold your animals until you can get them away. So look to get feed now if you can.’’ Sourcing off­farm grazing is another option, but it comes at a cost, not only in terms of grazing and transport charges per head but increased animal health risks when grazed­off animals return, as well as reduced management and nutritional control, Mr Logan says. ‘‘Whichever way you look at it, we are in a loss minimisation situation now.’’ Faculty of agriculture and life sciences Professor Tony Bywater says long­term planning is needed. ‘‘The pundits tell us that climate change is likely to increase the frequency of dry periods in the future so farmers really need to be thinking about how their system is set up to cope with variability in weather patterns.’’ He says the start of a drought is not the best time to start thinking about how to cope with a dry spell. ‘‘By the time we realise we are in a drought, it’s usually too late to do anything about it without it costing an arm and a leg,’’ Professor Bywater says. He says Canterbury farmers need to have flexibility built into their farming systems and know their ‘trigger points’. ‘‘Know what your policies are when it gets dry, and when it’s a good year, and then monitor the situation every week and react when you have to,’’ Professor Bywater says. He says you have to ask yourself how risk averse you are. ‘‘If you don’t like risk, react sooner when it’s getting dry, maybe when soil moisture reaches 15 percent by volume ­ even though at that level, pastures will still be growing. If you can take a bit more risk, wait until it

Future planning . . . Lincoln University experts are warning farmers to plan for more FILE PHOTO droughts, as climate change sets in. reaches 10 percent but that’s pretty much on the edge. Whatever your trigger is, when you reach it, act. Don’t wait. ‘‘Our research shows us that if farmers react to their moisture triggers instead of hanging on in the hopes of rain, they will reduce the variability of performance year to year and maintain higher profits overall ­ quite significantly.’’ He says this depends on having the ability to react, however. ‘‘You either have to have stock you can get off the property quickly or you have to have feed to feed them, there’s only two choices. Older cattle are about the most flexible stock you can have so we certainly recommend a reasonable proportion of stock units in older cattle.’’ Even when the price is not what it is this year, cattle can help control pastures and the flexibility they provide will pay dividends, he says. ‘‘You can sell them if you have to, or not if you don’t.’’ What farmers need to be looking at are systems which perform at a high level and have the flexibility to adjust to a dry year without a significant loss in profit ­ ‘‘systems which are ‘resilient’ if you like’’. He says one of the best ways of handling summer dry periods is to grow lambs quickly so that many, or most of them, are gone before the risk of dry weather gets too high. ‘‘That means high quality feed, which is what you need for high performance anyway. One way of improving feed quality is to increase your stocking rate so that you can control pastures better and keep them in an actively growing state. ‘‘It also gives you options in good years. But that of course increases the risk when it gets dry. So you have to have the ability to react when you need to.’’

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Appeal to bring giraffe home Artists outside mainstream Kaiapoi’s beloved giraffe has gone to Christchurch and locals want her back. The town’s much loved community art project, Patchina the Giraffe, left Kaiapoi on Monday to prepare to be auctioned off for charity at the Christchurch Casino on February 11 and now locals are frantically fundraising to buy her back. Kaiapoi artist Christine Watton, who oversaw the ‘‘From Kaiapoi With Love’’ or Patchina art project, says the You, Me, We, Us Project has been pleased to be a part of getting Kaiapoi involved in the Christchurch Stands Tall campaign through its sponsorship of the local school giraffes and organising the community wide project. Patchina was painted by the wider community including students and families, Darnley Club members, Kaiapoi Creative Arts Group members and the project was supported by various organisations and businesses. ‘‘The ideal outcome would be to raise enough funds to bid successfully on the night and bring Patchina home to Kaiapoi permanently,’’ Christine says. The 50 colourful giraffe

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years, aims to give opportunities to artists who are ‘‘outside of mainstream’’. An incredibly different, but very interesting Waimakariri Arts Council chairperson new exhibition, was opened by the Brian Hoult says: ‘‘We are treating this Waimakariri Community Arts Council in group as anybody else and publically the Chamber Gallery at the Rangiora acknowledging their art in their own library last Sunday. terms’’. Entitled Our Studio it is the annual There are more than 40 small to medium exhibition of Outsider Art by which I mean size exhibits with an unusual depiction not most of the artists are drawn from Te just of people but the odd paper mache pig Roopu Taurima O Manukau Trust and thrown in, and two mouth­watering paper IDEA services. mache food trays. Outsider Art has a studio in Rangiora. It Personally I was delighted with David was also recently represented at the Metcalfe’s Imitation of Rembrandt which Outside­In exhibition at the Canterbury was more prominently nosey and more Museum where its work won recognition at symbolic than the real self. Jeff Skelton’s the national IHC awards and from the Marilyn Munroe was pleasantly cheeky and Rangiora Art Society. simple and Alicia Cockcroft’s The Girl with Victoria Bennett, their tutor, says the the Pearl Ear Earring is also a great studio, which has been running for three symbolic representation. By WARWICK RATHGEN

Au Revoir . . . Kaiapoi residents say farewell to Patchina the Giraffe, before she left for Christchurch on Monday.


sculptures, along with the 50 smaller school giraffes, have decorated the Canterbury landscape over the last 12 weeks to raise spirits and will now be auctioned off to raise money for charity including the Child Cancer Foundation, Life in Vacant Spaces, Life Education, Gap Filler and Wild in Art. All 100 giraffes will be on display at the Russley Golf Club in Christchurch on Sunday, February 8, from 10am to 4pm, with the school giraffes being

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returned to their schools before the auction. Fundraising is now under way so the You, Me, We, Us Project can bid for Patchina at the auction and bring her home. If unsuccessful the money raised will still go to the charities the auction supports, Christine says. Donations can be made by direct credit or at Kaiapoi ANZ ­ ‘‘From Kaiapoi With Love’’ 01 0853 0112047 00 or phone Christine 027­4760304.

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Country to field two teams Canterbury Country beat Sydenham in their final round game of the Christchurch Metro 1 day cricket competition. Country will now play a semi final on Saturday meaning two teams will be fielded again, with the Hawke Cup zone final being played over the weekend as well. Liam Bartholomuesz and Peter Fulton, with half centuries, made the chase look easy but it took a handy Matt Laffey effort to make it secure. Earlier Jeremy Benton had bowled well and former international Chris Harris had underpinned the Sydenham batting effort. In local club play, Sefton retained the North Canterbury shield after beating Cheviot.

Sefton chased down the home team tally quickly although no batsman managed a big score. Matt Rowe produced a useful double for the victors. Southbrook beat Oxford, also by five wickets. Guy Lester and Mark Hogarth scored well for Oxford but the innings fell away. Like the other match, the reply was underpinned by a series of useful scores. Sydenham 205 (C Harris 62; J Benton 3/34, J Boyle 3/49, M Ross 2/29) lost to Country 207/6 (46.4 overs: L Bartholomuesz 66, P Fulton 53, M Laffey 40no). Cheviot 175 (41.2 overs: J Hector 50, P Rayner 22; M Harden 3/15, M Rowe 3/22, B Cross 3/40) lost to Sefton 179/5 (31 overs: T Harrison 31, J Youngman 31, Rowe 27, C James 25no, G Hewitt 21; J Macfarlane 2/26). Oxford 151 (G Lester 60, M Hogarth 45; H Williams 4/35, B Rayner 2/27) lost to Southbrook 152/5 (M Brine 33, A Andrews 25, T Waddell 25, D Vere 20no).

Rangiora Bridge Club is thriving The Rangiora Bridge Club is thriving. For people who enjoy playing cards, bridge is the ultimate game for people of all ages. Recently the club learned one of its junior members is now competing at an international level. To play successfully, tuition classes are necessary and the club is offering some lessons for prospective new players, starting on Monday, March 16, at 7.30pm at the Good Street clubrooms. Go to the club’s website www.rangiorabridgeclub.co.nz or contact Steve Noad (03) 3107290. Last weeks results were: Afternoon Individual: North/South: George Scott / Geoff Swailes 1, Robin Hassall / Dawn Simpson 2, Helen Dunn / Janice Pickering 3. East/West: Nancy Harris / Judith Calder 1, Linda & Jeanette Joyce 2, Roger & Ann Harding 3. Wednesday evening: N/S: Helen Dunn / Liz Duke 1, Dominic & Owen Evans 2, Kareen McKay / Betty McGregor 3. E/W: Darcy Preston / Tony Bedlington 1, Jeanette Chatterton / Heather Waldron 2, Dawn Simpson / Robin Hassall 3. 2014 Results Saturday Afternoon: Pairs ­ Bev Brain & Heather

Waldron, Pocock Pairs ­ Junette McIntyre, Sue McIlroy, Judith Calder, Cherry Pairs ­ Heather Waldron & Jeanette Chatterton. Monday Afternoon: Rata Pairs Senior ­ Sue McIlory & Dawn Simpson, Rata Pairs Junior ­ Mary Fenwick & Linley Thomas, Rimu Pairs Senior ­ Dawn Simpson & Robin Hassall, Rimu Pairs Junior ­ Ann & Roger Harding, Individual Senior ­ Colleen Adam, Individual Junior ­ Sylvia Younger, Presidents Senior ­ Kareen McKay, Presidents Junior ­ Barry Lomax, Overall Individual Senior ­ Linda Joyce, Mixed Teams ­ Lesley Smith, Jackie Collins, Marion Lomax, Robin Hassall, Dawn Simpson. Wednesday Evening: Premier Pairs Senior ­ Gaynor Hurford & Dawn Simpson, Premier Pairs Junior ­ Barry & Marion Lomax, Plate Pairs Senior ­ Diane Findlay & Darcy Preston, Plate Pairs Junior ­ Stephanie Galbraith & Barry Lomax, Individual Senior ­ Jeanette Chatterton, Individual Junior ­ Barry Lomax, Presidents Senior ­ Dawn Simpson, Presidents Junior ­ Lesley Smith, Overall Individual Senior ­ Colleen Adam, Overall Individual Junior ­ Barry Lomax, Mixed Teams ­ Noel & Mary Bain, Jackie Collings, Val Timms, Open Teams ­ Judith Calder, Junette McIntyre, Derek & Glenda Frapwell, Best Improved Junior ­ Nikki Kutyn, Tuition Cup ­ Janelle Crawley, Most Improved Player ­ Richard Peter. Monday night Juniors: Pairs ­ Margaret Pester & Noreen Thompson.

Riding high . . . Charlotte Thomas (View Hill PC), Millie Thompson (Springston PC), Zara Power (Rangiora PC), Kirsty Jacomb ­ captain (Eyreton PC), Shari Jamie (Rangiora PC) and Mikaela Davidson(View Hill PC). Standing ­ Charlotte Wigley (reserve), Jenny Scotter ­ PHOTO: SUPPLIED (Team Coach), and Janet Girvan (Team Manager).

Local riders make team Several North Canterbury equestrians are riding high after a successful campaign as members of the Canterbury Area Dressage team. The team has been placed fourth nationally after winning the South leg of the New Zealand Pony Club Association’s national dressage championships at Waimate earlier this month and after the North Island event at Hawera the following weekend.

To top of their success Zara Power from the Rangiora Pony Club was the top junior overall in the South Island section and Kirsty Jacomb of Eyreton Pony Club was placed second overall in the senior South Island section. There was great team spirit with everyone in the team working very hard and all achieving great results, with awesome coaching and mentoring from top dressage rider, Jenny Scotter.

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Stunning Home With Views. Two storey home, built 2005 featuring four bedrooms, en suite, two separate bathrooms and a large office/ workroom above the double garage. Open plan kitchen, living and dining which opens out to a patio and sweeping lawns. The home is double glazed and has two heatpumps and diesel burner. North facing balconies upstairs capture the sun and uninterrupted views across the downs and mountains. 1,028m2 section, garden shed, water race at bottom of garden, watering system in place. Located 20km to Rangiora and 40km to Christchurch City. | Property ID RA1621

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Quiet Cul de Sac Living. New to the market, this immaculate, three double bedroom permanent material home is offered for genuine sale by owners on transfer. Near new kitchen, appliances and carpet, sunny dining area and family room with heat pump, opening to outdoor patios. Securely fenced 799 square metres for pets or children, concrete block double garage and garden shed. Call now for appointment to view. | Property ID BL1138

Ohoka | 5 Keetly Place


Rangiora | 204 Flaxton Road


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

Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119 Canterbury

Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425



James Murray 027 436 8103 Canterbury

Sunday 1.00 to 2.00pm


By appointment


Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425 Canterbury

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718 Canterbury




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

Barry Keys 027 434 7689 Canterbury

Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600 Kaikoura

Sunday 1.00 to 1.45pm


Chris Abbott 027 435 2872

Closing 4pm, Thursday 19 February 2015


By appointment


Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

Allan Gifford 027 226 2379 Marlborough

Chris Abbott 027 435 2872 Marlborough

0800 200 600 | farmlandsrealestate.co.nz

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Amberley | 5 Seadown Crescent

Deadline Sale



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

Closing 2pm, Thursday 12 February 2015

Open Home

Sunday 2.00 to 2.30pm


James Murray 027 436 8103

Balcairn | 322 Balcairn Amberley Road 5 Hectares

$658,000 including GST

Location, Space & Family Friendly • 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

Open Home Contact

James Murray 027 436 8103


11 Swindon Lane 1,668m2

2191 South Eyre Road 4 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


Redwood Pass Road 153 Hectares

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

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



10 Mill Road 10,263m2



$600,000 plus GST (if any)

By negotiation



Allan Gifford 027 226 2379

Gaze And Graze. Subdivision approved subject only to title issue. Situated 12km approximately Southeast of Blenheim CBD. An ideal bareland grazing block for dairy grazers or dry stock with sheep and beef farming also an option. Predominantly medium rolling contour with some steeper areas with a mix of pasture, small wetland area and areas of manuka. Natural water from Utawai Creek, springs and dams. Conventional boundary fencing with internal subdivision by electric. | Property ID BL1129

Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119 Canterbury

Sunday 1.00 to 1.30pm

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


James Murray 027 436 8103 Canterbury


Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425 Canterbury

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718 Canterbury

Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600

Country Living On Town Boundary. This fabulous block situated on the northern end of Kaikoura Township has all day sun and provides outstanding mountain views from the north to the south, with Mount Fyffe as a picture book backdrop. Fully fenced, with services to the boundary and great pasture to run a few animals or perhaps baleage. Close enough to walk to the supermarket, licensed restaurants and shops. Surf casting of f the beach close by. No restrictive covenants. | Property ID TU10445

Barry Keys 027 434 7689 Canterbury

Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600 Kaikoura

Allan Gifford 027 226 2379 Marlborough

Chris Abbott 027 435 2872 Marlborough

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Sunday 15th Feb 2015 11am – 4pm Mandeville Sports Grounds Free community event Old fashioned running races and games Rodeo Demonstration Pony Club rides 'Have a go' sports day Bring a picnic lunch and cricket sets etc Free giveaways and prizes Cancelled if wet


Rangiora and Kaiapoi

• Must be 11 years or older • Earn a little extra cash while staying fit • Must be enthusiastic, honest and reliable • Distributing The News / Flyers to residential letterboxes

Phone 03 314 8335 for more details or email info@thenewsnc.co.nz

Amberley Rugby Club

• Please include your address, suburb and contact details


1997 TOYOTA RAUM Very reliable & economical. 1500cc, Auto, 277000k's but these go forever! Wof & Reg till April. Near new tyres, new spark plugs & leads. Mechanically sound - well maintained. Slight damage to interior ceiling fibreglass above one rear door - doesn’t affect warrants price reduced to reflect damage.

$2000 firm. Ph 03 314 4288 or 027 787 9648


OXFORD NETBALL CLUB Pre-Season Training All Grade and Primary Players Wednesday 11th February 2015 Wednesday 18th February 2015 Wednesday 25th February 2015

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

6.30pm 6.30pm 6.30pm

Any enquiries phone Rob 027 213 7476

All new players welcome


CLAIRVOYANT medium, clear accurate readings with Holly. Phone 03 314 9073.

Contact Kim (021) 0229 7651 or Brent (03) 312 6563

Hurunui Rangers Football club are looking for players to join our senior men and senior women squads for 2015. Senior Men currently have a team in Division 2 and would like to have a reserve team in either Division 6 or PDL depending on interest and numbers. Open training sessions take place at Amberley Domain on Thursdays from 6:30. If you are interested, come down and ask for Geoff, or email gmgeofftheref1@gmail.com. Matt Blair Motors Amberley Women need players their existing Division 1 side and are also interested in finding players for a social women's team. If you are keen to give football a go in 2015, contact Caroline on seniors@hurunuirangers.org.nz.

This week’s open homes in North Canterbury Thursday January 29th Kaiapoi 12.00pm


Rangiora 5.30pm


290 Island Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

39 Belgrave Drive

Harcourts Twiss Keir

Saturday January 31st Amberley 11.00am



Kaiapoi 12.00pm 12.00pm 12.00pm 2.00pm

Ohoka 1.00pm 1.00pm 2.00pm


3.00pm 3.45pm


69 Carters Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir


201 Davis Street

Waimak Real Estate

2.00pm 4.00pm 1.00pm 4.00pm

14 Tuhoe Ave Harcourts Twiss Keir 8 Toa St, Beach Grove Harcourts Twiss Keir 290 Island Rd Harcourts Twiss Keir Lot 85 Waiotahi Rd, Beach GroveHarcourts Twiss Keir

1.30pm 1.30pm 2.30pm

2 Aschens Road 101 Siena Place 10 Keetley Place

Waimak Real Estate Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

3.30pm 4.15pm

107a High Street 1a Campbell Lane

Waimak Real Estate Waimak Real Estate

12.30pm 3.30pm

11a Hampstead Close 14 Chartwell Close

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir


40 Blackburn Street

Harcourts Twiss Keir

Rangiora 12.00pm. 3.00pm

Russley 1.00pm

St Albans 2.00pm


Swannanoa 12.00pm


51 Cranford Street 1433 South Eyre Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

11.00am 12.00pm 1.15pm

11.45am 1.00pm 2.00pm

69 Carters Road 3 Courage Road 12B Clayton Road

Waimak Real Estate 2.00pm 2.30pm Farmlands Real Estate Pegasus Harcourts Twiss Keir 12.00pm 12.30pm Harcourts Twiss Keir 12.30pm 1.00pm Harcourts Twiss Keir 1.00pm 1.30pm Amberley Beach 1.00pm 1.30pm 10.00am 11.00am Tekoa Estate Harcourts Twiss Keir 1.00pm 2.00pm 1.15pm 1.45pm Avondale 2.00pm 2.45pm 11.00am 12.00pm 3A Briarmont Street Harcourts Twiss Keir 2.30pm 3.15pm Cust 3.30pm 4.15pm 1.00pm 2.00pm 1758 Cust Road Farmlands Real Estate Rangiora 1.00pm 1.45pm 367 Earlys Road Harcourts Twiss Keir 12.00pm 12.30pm Balcairn 12.00pm 12.45pm 1.00pm 1.30pm 322 Balcairn Amberley Road Farmlands Real Estate 12.30pm 1.00pm 12.45pm 1.15pm Kaiapoi 12.45pm 1.15pm 11.00am 12.00am 2a/548 Williams Street Waimak Real Estate 1.45pm 12.00pm 2.00pm 14 Tuhoe Ave, Beach Grove Harcourts Twiss Keir 1.00pm 1.30pm 12.00pm 1.00pm 290 Island Rd Harcourts Twiss Keir 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.30pm 3.15pm 3.45pm 14 McDougall Place Waimak Real Estate 1.30pm 1.15pm 2.00pm 29 Williams St Harcourts Twiss Keir 1.00pm 1.45pm 2.00pm 2.30pm 7 Keating St Harcourts Twiss Keir 1.15pm 1.15pm 1.45pm 2.15pm 2.45pm 6 Foxton Drive Harcourts Twiss Keir 1.45pm 2.15pm 2.45pm 8 Foxton Drive Harcourts Twiss Keir 1.15pm 1.30pm 2.30pm 2.15pm 2.45pm 2 Jordan Street Waimak Real Estate 1.30pm 2.15pm 2.45pm 3.15pm 18 Lillian Street Harcourts Twiss Keir 2.30pm 3.00pm 3.30pm 25 Beachvale Dr Harcourts Twiss Keir 2.00pm 2.30pm 3.00pm 3.30pm 2 Audley St Harcourts Twiss Keir 2.00pm 2.30pm 3.30pm 3.00pm 3.30pm 10 Barnard Street Waimak Real Estate 3.30pm 3.30pm 4.00pm 18 Beachvale Dr Harcourts Twiss Keir 3.00pm

Loburn 1.00pm


2.00pm 2.30pm

North Loburn 1.00pm 2.30pm 3.30pm

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

11.15am 2.30pm 3.00pm 3.15pm 4.00pm

New Brighton


Sunday February 1st Amberley

1.45am 2.00pm 2.15pm 2.30pm 3.30pm

Oxford 12.00pm. 1.00pm

6 Hillview Place 5 Seadown Crescent 2/6 Douglas Road 75 Willowside Place 3 Riverside Way

84 Rossiters Road 30 Caithness St

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir


434 Stoney Flat Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

3.00pm 4.00pm

1067 Tram Road 13 Velino Place

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

12.45pm 2.00pm

7F Olivea Place 97 Main Street

Harcourts Twiss Keir Waimak Real Estate

4 Park Avenue

Waimak Real Estate

11 Chimera Street 10 Coulter Street 86 Kawari Drive 5 Kawakawa Street 19 Pounamu Place 18 Aroha Street 68 Tutaipatu Avenue 37 Kawari Dr 43 Pegasus Main Street

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

11a Hampstead Close 19 Awa Place 8 Galatos Street 21a Douglas Street 33 Riverview Road 44 Acacia Avenue 3/92 White St Lot 4 Arlington Park 7/29 Ivory Street 23 Riverview Road 7 Cassino Street 5 Cassino Street 39 Belgrave Drive 5 Walker Place 62A King Street 45 West Belt 4 Acorn Lane 32 Huntingdon Drive

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


8 Tracy Place

Waimak Real Estate


40 Blackburn Street

Harcourts Twiss Keir

1433 South Eyre Road 145 Dawsons Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

Redwood 2.15pm

Russely 1.00pm

Swannanoa 12.00pm 1.30pm

1.00pm 2.00pm

Waikuku/Waikuku Beach 11.45am


9 Allin Drive

Waimak Real Estate

The News

SECTION 95(A) OF THE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT ACT 1991 Hurunui District Council has received a resource consent application from Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa in relation to a site located at 42 Amuri Avenue, Hanmer Springs as follows: RC140149 – Retrospective land use consent for all existing signage attached to and surrounding the main buildings fronting onto Amuri Avenue in Hanmer Springs. The proposal includes 22 permanently fixed signs and two moveable footpath signs on the Amuri Avenue frontage. Twelve of the fixed signs are located on buildings and there are seven free-standing fixed signs and two moveable signs located immediately adjacent to the footpath. Four signs are free-standing and fixed, and are located adjacent to paving between the footpath and the entrances to the i - SITE Bookings & Information and the pools facilities. The application includes an assessment of environmental effects. The application may be inspected at the Hanmer Springs Community Library, the Hurunui District Councils’ office at 66 Carters Road, Amberley or on the Council’s website (hurunui.govt.nz). Please contact Sean Crocker on 03 314 0020 if you have any questions about the application. SUBMISSIONS: Any person may make a submission on the application, but a person who is a trade competitor of the applicant may do so only if that person is directly affected by an effect of the activity to which the application relates that – (a) adversely affects the environment; and (b) does not relate to trade competition or the effects of trade competition. You may make a submission by sending a written or electronic submission to Hurunui District Council, PO Box 13, Amberley 7441 or planning@hurunui.govt.nz. The submission must on Form 13. Copies of this form are available from Hurunui District Council and on the website. Submissions close 5.00pm, Monday 23 February 2015. You must serve a copy of your submission on: Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa C/O Jane Whyte Response Planning Consultants Limited PO Box 12179 Christchurch 8242

Mothers Supporting Mothers Inc. is looking for a new Trustee/Treasurer. This is a voluntary position with an established local charity with a good reputation, offering professional counselling at no cost to mothers struggling to adapt to the challenges of parenthood. This is a weekly service with free childcare provided where mums can concentrate on their own wellbeing, safe in the knowledge their children are being cared for. If you'd like to be involved in this worth while organization (meetings six – weekly) please contact antje@motherssupportingmothers.org.nz or phone Susie on 0276 229 225 for more information. See our webpage too! www.motherssupportingmothers.org.nz

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

PAINTER top quality work, no job too big or too small. We stand by Canter­ bury. Phone Wayne 027 MATURE female travel 274 3541. companion, wanted for African accommodated ANDERSON Safari, September, October 2015. Pay own fare, share Painting and Decorating accommodation costs. Interior, exterior wall Phone 03 314 4240.

Decorating A Lady Paperhanger and Painter, all work guaran­ teed, free quotes. Phone Carol 027 435 9165 or 03 3127 327.

papering and gib-stopping, Friendly, prompt service. 50 years combined experience. An excellent job guaranteed. Ph Michael 313 1564 or 0279 336 531

Site Operator, Balcairn

Dutiesinclude co-ordinationandcollectionofwaste,operationofthe plant-labouring,ideallyHTlic,excommunication.Thisisafull-time roleover6days.Sunday-Thursday,althoughsomewhatflexible.

Due to an increased work load, Hansen Contractors has vacancies for these positions: • Drainlayer • Digger driver • Truck driver • Labourer

Small team environment, future opportunities, work close to home. Call Trish Newman on (03) 345 5523 or email your CV to trish.newman@ocs.co.nz Candidates are required to complete a full Ministry of Justice Security Check and must have the right to work in New Zealand.

Amberley Pony Club are seeking a Chief Coach

approx 30 hours per week

With our previous Ch ief Coach of many years moving to pastures new Amberley Pony Club has a vacancy for this rewarding role. Our Chief Coach does not need specific qualifications, just sound coaching ability. The ideal candidate would enjoy a leadership role – working with our great team of coaches, supporting and guiding them. They would be a source of encouragement and knowledge to children and parents alike and uphold Pony Club standards and ideals. If you are passionate and knowledgeable about horses and would enjoy working with enthusiastic parents, a supportive management team and a fantastic group of young riders, if you are 18 years or older and have a good head on your shoulders then you may be the special person we are looking for to take up the reins and drive our friendly, successful club into the future.

Bar Manager – part time

For more information contact Rachael Mahan 0274 814 514 in the first instance.

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.


for North Canterbury Tavern

Cook or Chef

must have current certificate and be able to work weekends

Please apply in writing with CV to The Manager PO Box 52 Amberley 7441 1533329

BUILDERS Apprentice wanted, must have licence and vehicle, be physically fit, keen and reliable, varied work, North Canterbury based. Ph 021 238 3353.

Automotive DISMANTLING and buying all models of Falcons now. Please phone 03 3125 064 .


24 January 2015


OCS Limited is a leading facilities services organisation established in 40 countries and with 26 branches nationally.

Envirocomp is the worlds’ first composting solution for nappy, sanitary and incontinence waste. Be part of this sustainable solution and play your part in maintaining the Balcairn Plant.

JM Batchelor Manager Environmental Services on behalf of Hurunui District Council

Amberley Pony Club Annual General Meeting Wednesday 11th March 2015 7.30pm At Amberley Rugby Rooms All welcome

Volunteers required for childcare with Mothers Supporting Mothers. 2 hours available for each session at Kaiapoi & Rangiora (weekly, or as infrequently as once a month). Are you a mother or grandmother with spare time to help out? Or are you studying childcare and could use the experience? You will be providing a valuable se rvice to the community. For more information contact Sue on 0274 748 883

TECHNICIAN POSITION 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

NORTHEND FENCING LTD is in your area. For all fencing requirements eg; dairy conversions, vineyards, deer fencing, lifestyle blocks, post and rail, quality workmanship guaranteed, competitive rates.phone Mike 027 313 1872.


Garage Sales

HAWARDEN 8am Sat 31st January at 9 O’Carrolls Road. 2 house­ holds on the move, all sorts, SUMMERFIELD Fencing too much to list. Ltd in your area now. Lifestyle or farm, sheep, Equestrian cattle, horse, all types of animals. Fences, yards, BAY STANDARDBRED sheds, arenas, shelters, gelding, 14yo, 16.2hh. runs. 27 years contract Beautiful nature, easy to fencing. John is available to work with, needs experi­ help with your design and enced handler. Price is planning. Ph Carol or John negotiable, home is not. Ph on 03 312 4747. 03 314 4660.

For Sale

For Sale

UK Caravans For Sale or Rent Tandem or single axle, fully equipped and ready to go. Contact Alister 021 082 73536 NO bees? Rent a beehive. Fully managed by regis­ tered bee keepers. You get pollination plus honey. Phone 027 657 2007.


A1 Chimney Cleaning, trustworthy, friendly, pro­ fessional service, solely insured, working in Huru­ nui / Amberley on 7th February. Ph 027 535 3564.

TOP SOIL, screened and unscreened at Woodend Landscape Supplies. Open 7 days. Phone 03 312 2003.

Concrete Services

FURNITURE Removal, AXL Transport Ltd, quality removals at the lowest rate possible, South Island wide, Kaiapoi office. Phone 03 327 3216.


AFFORDABLE concrete cutting with quality and removal work. Free quotes. No job too small. Ph 027 442 2219, Fax 03 359 6052 PROPERTY MAINTEN­ or A/H 03 359 4605. ANCE. Lawns, gardens, hedges, chainsaw work, pruning, painting and Gardening minor home alterations. BARKS, Composts, Pea TOWN AND COUNTRY. Straw & much more at Phone Mike 03 313 0261. Woodend Landscape SCREEN PRINTING. Supplies. Delivery & cour­ For all your printing tesy trailers available. Open requirements. T­shirts, 7 days. Ph 03 312 2003. Hoodies, Hi­Vis vests and polos, Overalls, Caps etc. Please phone Heather 03 Nursery 313 0261 or email norstar@clear.net.nz.


Deal direct with grower and Save 30%-50% off normal retail prices Open Monday - Sunday 9am - 5pm Natives Exotics Hedging Landscape and Japanese Maples 1029 Tram Rd Ohoka No eftpos Est 1974


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

Tree Services 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. STUMP REMOVAL Ser­ vicing North Canterbury for prompt professional ser­ vice. Phone Tim 0800 178 867.

Grazing HAY BALING mower conditioner Round bales or conventional Ph 313 7938 or 0274 782 925

CASH 4 CARS and 4WD'S Phone Health & Beauty Automotive HOMEOPATHY Are you struggling to recover your Parts energy from the flu, maybe homeopathic remedy will 03 313 7216 ahelp. Phone Jennifer SAT 31ST JAN 8AM. 130 Carters Road, Amberley. Lawn mower & catcher, Rotary Hoe, Childrens toys & bikes, Household goods & Clothes.

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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.


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 Mackinder (Dip.Hom) 03 difficulties. Limited spaces. Ph Joy (03) 745 3135 314 8046. Amberley. WISDOM COUNSELLING for per­ Make money from ‘Misteaks’ sonal, couples, family, prof. MNZAC in North Canter­ Become a Book Editor and Proofreader bury. One2one, phone or Learn at home by skype Michael 027 340 correspondence 8325, 03 745 9118 www.wisdomcounselling.co.nz. Work on magazines, newspapers & websites. Writing and photography too. Livestock Toll free 0800 801994 Get FREE information about how to earn income from home.

GCE Rural Services Ltd

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


Available for casual work. Please contact on 027 7598 602 thomasqueen.nz@gmail.com

Scrap Metal Wanted

CASH PAID for all types of scrap metal, old cars, farm equipment etc. Phone Wayne on 027 749 9736 or 1997 TOYOTA RAUM. 03 323 6610. 1500cc, very reliable, mechanically sound, NORTH Canterbury economical to run. WOF / Metals. Buying metals, cars Reg till April, near new etc for recycling. Phone Joe tyres. $2000. Ph 03 314 on 027 223 3593 or after 4288 for more info. hours on 03 314 9079.

Accordion Lessons

$15 subsidy per lesson for first 10 lessons. Canterbury Accordion Association welcomes new players and members. All ages.



Situations Vacant Situations Vacant Situations Vacant Situations Vacant Chimney Cleaning


Public Notices


Public Notices

Thursday January 29 2015

Ph (03) 323 6389 or (03) 359 6615

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☑ Alterations ☑ Additions ☑ New Builds ☑ Foundations ☑ Repiling ☑ Earthquake Repairs ☑ Opt Out Repairs ☑ Insurance Work

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

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




Canterbury Homekill prides itself in offering a professional, honest service throughout Canterbury

Specialise in: Soffut (Early Entry Saw) House & Factory Floor Slabs All Aspects of Ground Sawing, Floor Grinding, Wall Cutting/ Core Drilling – Up to 600mm diameter Residential & Commercial

• Decorative Cutting • Inyard Cutting & Drilling • Fumeless Hydraulic Equipment


(will travel)

Electrician R Grant Electrical Ltd Allan Pethig

Serving North Canterbury for 32 years • For all domestic & commercial repairs & installations• New housing PO BOX 69 RANGIORA. TEL: 03 313 7144 MOB: 0274 321 534 FAX: 03 313 2144 Prompt friendly service

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

(03) 313 4771 www.canterburyhomekill.co.nz DENTURE CLINIC


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



Garry W Mechen

Registered Clinical Dental Techncian

Phone (03) 313-9192 38a Ashley Street, Rangiora

Oxford Butchery Bevan and Shane Frahm

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



Number one old-fashioned bacon & ham curing. A/H 312 4219 or 312 4709

Ph 312 4205 Oxford

Driveways Landscaping Retaining Walls Earthworks Foundations

www.longsilver construction.com • Licensed Building Practitioner • Registered Master Builder 1233373

Computer Repairs

Civil and Drainage


Wastewater Septic Tanks Treatment Plants Drainage Irrigation

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

Repairs & Upgrades Virus & Malware Removal Checkup to Increase Speed Home & Business Onsite Visits Prompt Professional Service

“If it’s broke, let’s fix it”


Drainage & Excavation


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


Nigel Green





Ring Mark 027 229 7310 for a free quote





For a/h repairs phone (03) 310-3044

0274 339 578 scottexcavation@hotmail.co.nz


Foundd dig andd siite scrap Driveways and patios Excavation and drainage Septic tanks and effluent

Michael Bolton 027 630 5726

Richard Tapp

027 424 9918

E: dandb@dandbdrainage.co.nz W: www.dandbdrainage.co.nz

For all your excavation and drainage needs


• Rural & Residential Fencing • Cattle & Sheep Yards • Pole Shed Builds

Ph Alex 0274 059 503 email storer.alex.pegs@gmail.com


TONY’S LAWN & GARDEN MAINTENANCE • Garden tidy-ups • Rubbish removal • Rose pruning • Shrub and tree pruning • Lawn mowing • Lawn maintenance • 27 years experience

Contact Tony for a NO OBLIGATION, Free Quote! Home 03 313 7605 027 774 2751 tonylamplugh@ clear.net.nz

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RURAL HEDGE TRIMMING & CLEAN UP SERVICES Including Tractor Mulching, Tub Grinding and Chipping



PO Box 68 Hawarden North Canterbury





PHONE: 027 333 5322 A/H: (03) 319 6740 calvertpainting@yahoo.co.nz

Property Maintenance

Picture Framing


Hurunui Property Maintenance • Business • Residential • Holiday Home Repairs & Maintenance

We are a reputable picture framer who can offer the best professional assistance in Rangiora for all your framing requirements. We support new and existing North Canterbury artists. COME IN AND SEE US AT OUR NEW PREMISES 10 CONE STREET, RANGIORA


Prompt Reliable Service Phone Garry 027 343 7223 hurunui.maintenance@gmail.com


Forget the rest - come to the best!

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Painters / Decorators

PH: Andrew 027 407 8744 A/h 03 327 7242

Ph/fax 03 3144 110 mobile 0275 589 333 email pcjet@xtra.co.nz

Thursday January 29 2015

10 Cone Street, Rangiora P: 03 313 5474 www.cameofinearts.co.nz

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


• Car Bodies • Scrap Steel • Specialists in Farm Machinery • All non Ferrous



FREE PICK UP AND WEIGHED ON SITE Ph (03) 338 7000 • Ah (03) 312 6553 Mike 0274 818 544 • Robbie 0274 818 027

Master Plumber of the Year 2010 Canterbury owned and operated for over 60 years       FITTERS    LAYERS    HEATING     PREVENTION    


oror03 Phone 0800 374 737 03310-8206 327 9499 DRIPFREE Email plumbers@clyne-bennie.co.nz Web www.clyne-bennie.co.nz www. plumbingshoponline.co.nz

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Timber Sales

Locally owned and operated

Quality Timber at discounted prices We have a wide range of timber • Fencing • Farm packs from $30 • Framing • Decking Pop in and see us or view our products online at www.royaltimber.co.nz

Water Blasting


Open Monday to Friday 7.30am - 4.30pm and Saturday 8am – 12 noon

Waterblasting Ltd Servicing Canterbury Commercial & Residential

Call David on 029 770 9204 Amy 021 650 609

• Graffiti Removal • Blocked Drains • Pre Paint Cleaning • Moss & Algae Removal



(0800 748 325) Mobile 0274 369 187 Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed

Windows & Doors WINDOW MARKET PLACE • New & Used • Timber & Aluminium • Windows & Doors 8am-5pm Weekdays 8am-2pm Saturday 215 Waltham Rd, Sydenham Ph (03) 379 6159 info@windowmarket.co.nz Fax (03) 962 1012 www.windowmarket.co.nz


• Silicone Sealing (Brick & Block Work) • Concrete / Driveways / Ashphalt • Houses • Schools • Dairy Sheds


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The News

Thursday January 29 2015

Rangiora & Kaiapoi Toyota








Was $42,995 Now $40,995

3.0 T/Diesel, 5-spd, 51,000km, alloys, Tuff Deck. Great looking ute.


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


12-seater, 5-spd, very low kms. Great oppportunity here!

Was $14,995 NOW $13,495

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

2001 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER 2010 TOYOTA HILUX S/CAB 4x4 SR5 F/DECK 70 SERIES Flat Deck, new tyres, 3.0 T/Diesel

4.5 V8 diesel, 5-spd, high country pack. Very sought-after



5-speed, 87,000kms


1.8 GX, auto, p/steering, ABS, just 85,000kms. Test drive today!

QUALITY USED VEHICLE SELECTION 2007 TOYOTA COROLLA SEDAN, 1.8 auto, just 84,000kms, value here............................................ $11,995 2009 TOYOTA RAV4 LTD

2.4 AWD auto, just 84,000kms, stunning in Wildfire



2012 HILUX SR5

Stunning 7-seater, very highly spec’d, Crisp Silver Pearl. Just 13,000kms

3.0 T/D 4WD, very low kms. Check it out today!

Now $48,995


Was $51,995

2008 TOYOTA COROLLA S/W, 1.5, 5-sped, Silver shimmer, low kms................................................ $14,995 2005 TOYOTA AVENSIS S/W, 2.0L auto, very well optioned, luster Pearl........................................... $14,995 2012 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER, 3.5 V6,4WD, luxury 7-seater, just 48,000kms..................................... $49,995 2012 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER PRADO, 7-seater GX, 3.0 t/diesel, auto, low kms............................... $54,995 2003 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER PRADO, 8-seater, 3.0 t/diesel, midnight blue, value at....................... $25,995 2007 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER PRADO VX, 4.0 V6, 8-seater, auto. Superb to drive.............................. $34,995 2012 TOYOTA COROLLA GX, 1.8 auto. New shape, very low kms..................................................... $24,995







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

Auto, 5-door, Crisp White, 26,000kms, 2.5 AWD, auto, low kms, silver Signature Class 3yr warranty & AA Roadservice


TOYOTA LANDCRUISER 200 VX LTD, 4.5 t/diesel V8, leather, good kms, must see................. $79,995


TOYOTA HIACE ZL, 5-door, auto 3.0 t/diesel, low kms.............................................................. $28,995

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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