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Thursday February 5 2015 | Issue 635

Honoured: Horses of WWI remembered. — page 3

Equestrian: New facilities for equines. — page 18 ­ 19.

Real Estate: Nth Canty property sales. — page 23 ­ 28.

Rapid growth challenges long term planning By DAVID HILL Planning for a booming population is creating some challenges. Waimakariri District Council chief executive Jim Palmer says preparing this year’s draft 2015­2025 Long Term Plan (LTP) has been difficult, as the council is unsure how much longer the district’s rapid population growth will continue. The rapid growth means the district has already exceeded one of Statistic New Zealand’s population projections. ‘‘We always start with Statistics New Zealand as a basis for long term predictions. They have set three predictions for what the district could look like in 2045,’’ Mr Palmer says. ‘‘Their low prediction was 53,000, which we have already exceeded. The medium prediction is 73,500, with a high end prediction of 94,000. The district’s population is now 54,000, which represents huge growth in the last 30 years from 25,000. ‘‘Most of our population growth is from net migration, both from within New Zealand and from overseas, so future growth will depend a lot on the world geopolitical situation and New Zealand’s migration policy,’’ Mr Palmer says. He says in the past Waimakariri has tracked somewhere between Statistics New Zealand’s medium and high end predictions. ‘‘We had some discussion of whether to go with the medium or high end predictions or somewhere in between, but we have gone with the medium prediction at this stage. We think growth may be

affected by congestion issues over the next three to five years, which may prompt people to move back to the city. Certainly Selwyn and Waimakariri are favoured by many, but there are moves towards more infrastructure in the central city and we support that. We believe there needs to be a strong central heart in Christchurch.’’ Based on these assumptions, Mr Palmer says the council predicts the population to grow to around 63,000 over the next 10 years and to around 75,000 by 2045. This means the district will probably need at least another 4000 houses to be built over the next 10 years. The majority of the growth will be around Rangiora, Kaiapoi, Woodend, Ravenswood and Pegasus. ‘‘To the east of Rangiora there could be significant further development, but there may also be constraints due to the risk of flooding,’’ Mr Palmer says. Growth to the west of Rangiora is limited to Lehmans Road at present, so the council will need to review its infrastructure provisions to enlarge the area available for residential housing. Mr Palmer believes Kaiapoi has a natural population limit of around 14,000 due to land around the town being prone to liquefaction and flooding. Major growth is expected around Woodend, Ravenswood and Pegasus with the potential for more than 1000 sections becoming available over the next few years, requiring more sewer ponds and mains in Rangiora and to service Woodend and Ravenswood over the next 10 years. Continued Page 2

Hovering . . . Rural fire fighters get hands on training on filling a monsoon bucket quickly PHOTO: AMANDA BOWES. as the helicopter hovers above.

Fire skills sharpened By AMANDA BOWES Rural fire fighters were out in force last Saturday on the Waikari Village Green. But they were not waging war on fires. Instead 43 members from the Waiau, Motanau, Waikari, Hawarden and Scargill Rural Fire parties were honing their skills and training with helicopter pilot Bill Hales from Alpine Springs Helicopters and Paul Fechney from the Department of Conservation in Rangiora. With tinder dry conditions and sweltering heat, it was an ideal time for the more experienced fire fighters to refresh their knowledge and for the newer recruits to learn vital skills. Filling a monsoon bucket with water from a tanker and a pond, while Bill Hales kept the Hughes 500 under steady control, was a new experience for many of the rural fire officers. They also practiced loading and

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unloading the helicopter while it hovered a mere few feet above the ground. Gary Millar from Waikari Rural Fire, says Bill is an extremely experienced pilot and spent a lot of time going over safety measures with the fire fighters, before they began the practical training. ‘‘It was important the guys know how to load, unload and get in and out of the helicopter while it is hovering very near the ground. In a real situation where the helicopter is needed, it is more likely the fire fighters will be going to places where it can’t land, so have to be ready to jump out, along with the gear,’’ says Gary Millar. With practice, the fire fighters were filling the monsoon bucket in 10 seconds or less, giving the helicopter pilot a fighting chance of helping douse a real fire. Fire fighters, who turned out in greater numbers than expected, were tested on what they had learned, with everyone passing two unit standards.


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The entire Hurunui District is on water restrictions. Amberley Township, Waipara Township and Ashley Rural are all on Level Two Water Restrictions The rest of the district is on Level One Water Restrictions Too Dry To Mow

The fire risk in the district is so extreme that we are no longer mowing the edges of the roads outside of the townships. Hanmer township mowing has also been suspended. Our other townships are still being mowed but care is being taken and these may well be suspended too if we don’t get some rain soon. This will likely stay in force until the Prohibited Fire Season is lifted Roading - Weather Dependent

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Fire risk forces closures By ROBYN BRISTOW Stay vigilant and ‘‘we will all get through this’’, says Hurunui district principal rural fire officer Allan Grigg. ‘‘I can’t stress the high level of risk at the moment. But if we all play our part we can get through this. Stay vigilant people, stay vigilant,’’ he says. His plea comes as roads and tracks are closed around Hanmer Springs to lessen the risk of fire. The Rainbow Road was closed on Tuesday while the Hanmer Springs Forest Track Network ­ excluding the Heritage Forest tracks located within Heritage Block south of Jollies Pass Road ­ was closed on Monday along with the Conical Hill Reserve and walkway, Woodland Reserve, Clarence Valley Road ­ the road that leads up over Jacks Pass and into the St James Conservation area ­ and Jollies Pass Road from the point past the Hanmer Cemetery where the road is gravel and leads over Jollies Pass. They are closed to vehicles, walkers, cyclists and horse riders. Hurunui district councillor Jason Fletcher says it is critical that those who have made plans to utilise any of the track network or intend to visit the Molesworth and St James areas understand that there will be no access into or from the usual Hanmer Springs access points. ‘‘As this is a weather dependent situation forced upon us due to current extreme conditions there is no way of knowing exactly when closures will be uplifted however the situation will be monitored closely,’’ he says. Areas closed earlier ­ Chatterton Road, McIntyre Road and the Woodland parking area around the Department of Conservation offices will continue to remain closed as well. Mr Grigg urges people to keep the grass mowed or grazed along their boundaries to limit potential fire spread, remove dead vegetation, clean roofs and gutters, trim

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Mr Palmer says Oxford is also under going a resurgence, with potential for more growth. He says there is ample room for business expansion to service the growing population, with more than 100 hectares of land zoned for business, but not yet converted, with the majority in Southbrook. The draft LTP is expected to go out for public consultation next month.

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Town centre recovery in Rangiora and Kaiapoi remains a high priority. The Waimakariri District Council has set aside an extra $4 million over the next two years for recovery and ongoing development projects in the Rangiora town centre in the draft 2015­2025 Long Term Plan (LTP). An additional $1 million has been budgeted for similar projects in Kaiapoi to be spent over the next 12 months. Mayor David Ayers says most of the money in Kaiapoi will be spent on the

Hilton and Williams Streets intersection. In Rangiora funding includes the council’s contribution of $4 million towards the cost of a parking building within the north of High Street precinct. The council has also set aside $23 million for infrastructure work, mostly for sewer upgrades in Rangiora, but also a treatment upgrade in Woodend. The draft LTP is due to go out for public consultation next month.


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go on their way not realising a fire’s started behind them. ‘‘Not mowing our rural roadsides does add to the fuel risk burden, but we have been keeping the grass trimmed up until now, and the dry conditions are limiting the growth anyway. ‘‘Things may look a little scraggly for a while ­ but the risk of mowing is riskier than not.’’ Mr Grigg says the fire environment has reached the point where it has become extremely dangerous and high risk to use a mechanical mower to top paddocks and mow road sides and urges caution when using machinery such as weed­eaters, tractors, grinders, welders, chainsaws and four­wheel­drive vehicles. The Council will continue to mow the townships’ grass berms, parks and reserves on a case­by­case basis and if its contractor deems them not to be a risk. Householders wanting to mow their property are best to do so in the morning when there is dew on the ground and temperatures are cooler. Farmers and lifestylers are also being asked to consider temporarily fencing their grass berms and grazing the ‘‘long acre’’ to help keep fuel loads down.

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and thin trees, plant low flammability species and remove rubbish. He wants people to make sure their gates and driveways can fit a 20 tonne three metre high and three metre wide fire truck through them and that water points are clearly marked. Mr Grigg also wants people to recheck that their electric fences are in good nick and are at no risk of arching or earthing out and causing fire. Meanwhile the Hurunui District Council has stopped mowing the edges of the roads outside of the townships, because the fire risk is too high. Mr Grigg says there has already been instances where this has happened in the past few weeks. ‘‘The risk of accidental ignition is extreme. ‘‘Here in the Hurunui, the current dry conditions and plentiful fuel would cause any fire to spread quickly and could take weeks to put out. ‘‘Drivers also need to be alert to the risk that their vehicles pose in the current extreme conditions. Even pulling over to the side of the road to answer their phone, or read a map could be disastrous. Hot exhausts or sparks from an exhaust can ignite the dry grass, and then the motorists

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weekend, including a speaker evening at the Ashgrove School hall on Saturday from 7pm to 9pm, followed by memorial ride on Sunday and the memorial service in the afternoon. Visitors to the Saturday evening event will be greeted by mounted riflemen, WW1 memorabilia, a screening of Paul Sanderson’s documentary ‘‘All the King’s Horses’’, poetry, music and art. Tickets cost $15. Speakers include Kaikoura farmer Derrick Millton, speaking about the history of the station and his great­great­ uncle Edward Millton, Waikato University research associate Dr Carolyn Mincham, speaking about the role of horses, mules and donkeys in WW1, Cust RSA president Gordon Alexander and North Canterbury Pony Club patron Rachel Ensor, speaking on the Brooke Hospital for animals which rescued thousands of former war horses in 1920. A painting ‘‘The Mounted Riflemen and his horse’’ by artist Amy Shepperd will be auctioned by Woodend School principal

customers, as well as offering a recycling drop off service after Hurunui Recycling, a community leader in recycling, lost its contract with the Hurunui District Council. NCCR general manager Lisa Carmichael says this was done to offer the Hurunui community an alternative for their waste and provide positive community outcomes such as employment opportunities and environmental sustainability through clean recycling product. ‘‘Support from the community for the collections has been fantastic, but unfortunately the cost of collection and sorting exceeds income; this will get worse, especially now plastic prices are

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Graeme Barber. Tea and coffee will be provided with Anzac biscuits donated by Couplands Bakery. Anyone can register for the treks on Sunday, whether to ride a horse or pony, or to walk. Shuttle vans will be provided for pensioners and disabled parking is available. Two treks are available ­ a 10km Hayland homestead ride and a 6km Okuku Country Estate ride. Rangiora Equine is providing veterinary back up and mounted St John’s volunteers are joining the ride. Registration is $20 for riders or wagon drivers, $15 for leading reins and $5 for children under 16 years. The 6km trek will pass by a marble tribute to Kakahu, Lt­Col Millton’s favourite military horse. Donkeys, with Red Cross banners on their foreheads, and mules will be joining the 6km trek as they too played a major role in WW1 as first aid support and providing transport. The community has embraced the weekend’s activities with 40 Loburn School children going out to Birch Hill Station last Friday to help prepare the trails.

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Preparations . . . Forty children from Loburn School take a rest in front of the Birch Hill Station Memorial. Some of the children will line up in a guard of honour on the memorial PHOTO: LOBURN SCHOOL day on February 15.

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Horses, the four­legged­heroes from World War 1, will be commemorated at a weekend of events near Mt Thomas next weekend. The community is invited to help recognise the role of military horses in WW1 on Saturday and Sunday, February 14­15. The event will culminate with a memorial service at 1pm on Sunday at the Birch Hill Station Cemetery, where a rare memorial to the horses stands. Event organiser Thereza Rosanowski came up with the idea for the event six months ago when she read about the stone memorial and plaque at Birch Hill Station and realised there were no events being planned locally to recognise the horses’ efforts. ‘‘Anzac Day is growing in interest, but there’s nothing to recognise the 10,000 New Zealand horses which went to war. They yielded their last traces of energy to honour the duty placed upon them ­ they deserved a medal but were never given one.’’ Just four of the Kiwi horses returned home after the war, with many dying from disease or injury, often due to the severe heat in the Middle East and their workload. Most of those which survived the war were shot, sold to Egyptians or retained by the British military as they were unable to return home due to their health, quarantine regulations and the long journey. Birch Hill Station, which was managed by Lieutenant­Colonel Edward Millton from 1879 until his death in 1942, commissioned the stone monument and plaque in a cemetery he established on the station in 1937, in memory of the 10 men that served from the station and to the horses of the 8th Regiment of the New Zealand Mounted Rifles. To recognise the efforts of the horses, three events have been planned over the

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Disaster planning By DAVID HILL

Planning for the next big natural disaster is an essential part of long term planning. Speaking at last week’s draft 2015 to 2025 Long Term Plan (LTP) deliberations, Waimakariri District Council chief executive Jim Palmer said ‘‘planning for ongoing resilience’’ needs to be a priority for the council. He says the damage from a major alpine earthquake could cost ratepayers more than $170 million. This compared to the $127 million cost to council from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011, although ‘‘a good chunk of that was improvements’’. To help plan ahead more ‘‘borrowing head room’’ is needed, Mr Palmer says. To set some targets, council staff considered two scenarios: one with insurance and one without. If the council’s infrastructure has adequate insurance cover, this could still leave the council with a shortfall of $32

million, which could covered through borrowing. If adequate insurance cover is not available, ratepayers could face a shortfall of up to $90 million to recover, so a plan to fund around $69 million through borrowing and to prioritise recovery projects would allow the district to get back on its feet, Mr Palmer says. ‘‘It gives us some comfort that if the worst happens, and it will happen at some point in our future, that we have the ability to recover.’’ The council has also set aside $6 million over the next eight years in the draft LTP to support any red zone projects, subject to whatever is decided by the government. ‘‘We don’t know what the government is going to contribute, if anything, so there are a lot of question marks over what will actually be required. But it would be prudent to set something aside, ’’ Mayor David Ayers says. The draft LTP is due to go out for public consultation next month.

Light rail out, park in Light rail is not on the agenda for Waimakariri in the short term. While Mayor David Ayers says passenger rail from Rangiora and Kaiapoi to Christchurch is something the district may need to consider in the future. But it has not been included it in the Waimakariri District Council’s draft 2015­2025 Long Term Plan (LTP). However a ‘‘park and ride infrastructure’’ has been included in the draft, including the possibility of a $4 million parking building in Rangiora. ‘‘It is all part of identifying where the opportunities are. We already know where the Rangiora railway platform is, but it will need to be looked at in Kaiapoi as part of the future town centre work. ‘‘But our planning is mainly aimed at

buses at the moment,’’ Mr Ayers says. Chief executive Jim Palmer agrees, saying light rail remains an option for the future. ‘‘We need to provide ‘park and ride infrastructure’, whether bus or train. It’s certainly something we are turning our mind to. ‘‘At this point in time we are probably looking more at buses.’’ Mr Palmer says roading and commuter options are particularly important in Rangiora, given the town’s ballooning population, particularly how to connect traffic from west Rangiora with the motorway. A major cash injection is also planned to help prevent future flooding in Waimakariri, with $17.5 million to be set aside over the next 10 years for various projects across the district.

Multi-court facility A new multi­court sports facility in North Canterbury will not become a reality for another six years at the earliest. The Waimakariri District Council has included the option of a new stadium in its draft 2015­2015 Long Term Plan (LTP), following its deliberations last week, but the date has been pushed back from 2018 to 2021. However, the council has set aside $20 million for the project. A multi­ court

sports facility was previously included in the last LTP in 2012, with $5.1 million set aside. Mayor David Ayers says the stadium project will now be revisited in the 2018 LTP, with the council to undertake ‘‘a more thorough scoping study’’ in the meantime. The council proposes building the new stadium at the Maria Andrew Sportsground, next to the Rangiora Showgrounds.

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Passion for ICT Waikari School’s Principal, Yvonne Blair, would like to see pupils access their learning from home if needed. The former Principal of Kumara School on the West Coast started in Term Four last year and says Waikari has lots of similarities in terms of size, environment and atmosphere. With children and grand children living in Canterbury, Yvonne decided a move across the main divide was due so she could be nearer her family. Having always been involved with small schools, Yvonne brings a wealth of experience to Waikari. She is living in Christchurch, but hopes to shift somewhere that will be half way between Christchurch and Waikari. Her passion is Information,

Communication and Technology (ICT) and her dream is to upgrade the technology available to staff and pupils. She is also passionate about teaching and learning in small schools and is interested in how smaller schools can develop modern learning spaces. One idea she is exploring, is rather than have segregation of age groups she is looking at different rooms for different purposes for example a ‘‘quiet room.’’ Yvonne says she is enjoying Waikari School, with its family atmosphere. ‘‘The teachers are also good dedicated teachers with mutual respect and a willingness to learn. I am looking forward to the rest of the year.’’

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will be included in the draft 2015 to 2025 LTP. Finance and business support manager Jeff Millward reported to council that over the last 25 years the council had invested an average of 2.5 per cent each year in funding for depreciation and the compounding effect. ‘‘This means that when an asset is due to be replaced more cash is available than is required to fund the asset replacement. If we continue with the status quo we will have collected too much cash. Therefore rates can be reduced so that only sufficient funding is available for asset replacement.’’ In the event of there being a future funding shortfall as a result of this change in policy, this could be loan­ funded, which is a form of ‘‘inter­generational equity’’, Mr Ayers says, which means sharing the costs with future generations who will benefit from the improvements. Council staff expect to have an Infrastructure Strategy public consultation document prepared to be approved by the council by the end of this month. It will then be presented to Local Government Efficiency Taskforce for approval.

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Preparing a 30­year infrastructure strategy has produced some benefits for the Waimakariri district. The Waimakariri District Council has prepared an initial draft 2015­2045 Infrastructure Strategy for the first time to meet the requirements of the Local Government Act and has already identified potential savings. ‘‘The infrastructure strategy looks at the whole life of our pipes, community buildings and roads,’’ Mayor David Ayers says. ‘‘When we look at our assets a lot of them are actually quite new. For a lot of them, we look at renewal over 100 years and not just the 30 years, and it now looks like we can change our approach to funding depreciation.’’ Mr Ayers says any changes to how depreciation is funded is something other councils throughout New Zealand would need to discuss for themselves, ‘‘but we think it’s a sound approach’’. ‘‘What we would like to do is fund it at a lower rate, but we will still fund it over 100 years.’’ Changing the way depreciation is funded was first mooted in the 2012 to 2022 Long Term Plan and

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Rural health high Draft Long Term plan council focus on the agenda I had an insightful meeting last week with the chief executive of New Zealand Rural General Practice Network on providing assistance to our rural GPs, who are often the first point of support for our farmers. I was interested to hear that, when it comes to men accessing information and help ­ from prostate cancer to their mental health ­ on average, they still do this through women. It’s the wives or partners, sisters and mums who make the connections for them. And even with increased access to the internet in rural areas, this still holds true. I’ve been out and about in the rural areas lately and am currently assisting residents’ groups in two areas with their issues around rural expectations. In the one instance, it has meant navigating through the options in a multi­agency approach. In the other instance, it was a case of facilitating an outcome that had very concrete results. But the common factor in both was that

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people felt their individual voices weren’t being heard. There’s a brochure that MPs put out ­ and I’m no exception ­ which outlines what your MP can do for you. Drop by my offices and pick up one ­ I’m here to help. On another note, I hope you enjoy Waitangi Day tomorrow with your family. My family and I will be joining the celebration at Trousselot Park. Last year was a productive year for Treaty settlements with three agreements in principle signed, five deeds of settlement signed and eight Treaty settlement bills went through the House. There are a lot of encouraging indicators that are benefitting Maori and which are the fruit of a lot of hard work since 2008, working with our partners, to help Maori succeed across a number of areas. I look forward to celebrating these gains with you tomorrow in Kaiapoi. I’ve bought my hangi tickets and it’s going to be a great day out in the community.

The Council spent a large part of last week approving a Draft Long Term Plan to be finalised later this month before going out to ask ratepayers and residents their views. After that consultation, we will have another look at it, make adjustments in response to that consultation, and then finalise the Plan towards the middle of the year. The Long Term Plan describes how the council is going to raise money and spend it over the next ten years and is renewed every three years. This year’s plan has proved particularly challenging and the staff led by chief executive Jim Palmer had done an excellent job in drawing up budgets prior to our considering them. New earthquake recovery work has appeared, particularly in allowing money for the restoration of the Kaiapoi and Pines­Kairaki Red Zones. We don’t own this land but we need to be prepared if the Government expects the Waimakariri community to contribute.

Another challenge is a major flood remediation programme in various parts of the District. This was started after the June 2014 floods, but there is a lot of work to do and we have funded a ten­year programme. The proposed introduction of a three­bin refuse collection system remains that, a proposal, at this stage and we are still keen to hear people’s views. We are also looking to see if we can introduce an element of personal choice. If it is introduced, it will have an impact on rates in 2016­17. The projected average rate rise is 4.1%, slightly higher than what was projected three years ago. The main contributor to that is the emergence of needed flood work. It must be strongly emphasised, however, that this rate rise will vary across the district depending on where particular programmes fall and on the varying mix of uniform charges and rates­in­the­dollar that different parts of the community pay. We await your views!

Amberley Guiding Girl Guiding Amberley District welcomes new and existing members for 2015. All unit meetings will restart week beginning Feb 9. Pippins 5­6 years Wednesday 5.15pm to 6.30 pm. Brownies 7­9 1/2 years Thursday 5.30pm­7 pm; Guides 9­12 1/2 years Wednesday 7pm to 8.30pm; Rangers 12 1/2­17 years Mondays 6pm­7.30pm. Meet at the Scout Den in Chamberlain Park Amberley. Note changes to meeting days and times. For further information please call Katrina 03 3148153 Waitangi Day ­ Kaiapoi Waitangi Day, tomorrow, February 6, will be celebrated at Trousselet Park from 10am to 2pm. Free entertainment, fun for everyone in a relaxed atmosphere. BRING ­ chair or blanket and the whole family. HANGI ­ order from Kaiapoi I­site Visitor Centre 327 3134. Art exhibition The annual Waikuku Artists art exhibition will be held at The Brick Mill in Waikuku from February 13 to 15. 10am to 6pm. Gold coin donation entry. TimeBank Hurunui TimeBank Hurunui’s Learning Exchange programme continues with Lynnette Creagh holding a Candle­making fun event on Waitangi Day, February 6 from 10am to midday at Leithfield Community Centre. Experience the ancient Chinese practice of Qugong, join Lee Lawrence on Thursday, February 26, 9am to 10am, Amberley. These workshops are open to all in exchange for time­bank credits or small fee: Please book. Call 314­3406, email tbhlearningexchange@gmail.com or http/hurunui.timebanks.org/page/learning­ exchange­programme. Founders Day Picnic The NZ Federation of Women’s Institute is holding a Founders Day picnic at the Waikuku Beach and the hall on Tuesday, February 24, at 10am. People are asked to bring their own cup and picnic lunch. Everyone welcome.

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Alliance . . . Deidre Ryan of Wellbeing North Canterbury leads an Alliance discussion group PHOTO: SUPPLIED. focusing on strengthening community safety and connections.

Community safety focus Community safety and stronger community connections are the two focus areas that a local Alliance of community groups is passionate about improving in the Hurunui district this year. The Alliance is planning activities to help improve community safety and strengthen community connections and is inviting residents to take part in a short community wellbeing survey over the next eight weeks to track the progress being made. Survey forms are available in all medical centers throughout the district and online via a link on the Hurunui District Council website. Residents who complete the survey will go into the draw to win one of two family passes to the Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools. Winners will be drawn on March 31 and published in The News soon after. The move follows an invitation in early 2014 for residents to have a say on ways social support could be improved in their community with one of the issues raised being the changing demographic make­up in the Hurunui district following the

Canterbury earthquakes with people moving out from central Christchurch to find housing. This rapid change alongside the significant development of the dairy and wine industries, hospitality and other agricultural sectors resulted in concern being raised about people experiencing isolation and not always knowing their new neighbours. These findings helped inform the Hurunui Community report ­ commissioned by the Greater Canterbury Community Response Forum launched in August last year ­ and which is available on the Hurunui District Council website. The Response Forum was established by the former Social Development Minister, Paula Bennett late last year. It has now provided a platform to communicate top priorities to Government with the Hurunui Community report being submitted to Ms Bennett late last year. Any questions on the survey can be made by emailing marie.black@hurunui.govt.nz or Julie Coster at julie.coster@hurunui.govt.nz.

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Sally says . . . Hi and Happy New Year! It’s sale time and YES, it’s the one you all love – Sally Mac’s “BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE” summer sale. You know how it works – all summer stock is in the sale and it’s all “BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE”. So, you choose any two pieces (excludes jeans, lingerie and accessories) and the lower-price piece is free – not half-price, FREE!!! It’s a great deal – I want less stock and you want bargains! I always thought that was how sales worked :) Summer arrived very late, and very hot – just like summer when we were kids. My in-built weather radar suggests (and hopes) that it’ll linger till late March / April – warm days, slightly cooler nights so we can sleep, and any rain at night! Dresses have been the must-have item for summer 2014-15 – dressing up for parties and weddings has been lots of fun, with gorgeous colours, and even a few sleeves! We’re getting better at wearing sleeveless and adding a little cardie/ jacket over the top. Prints have been busy, retro or a blast of colour – you decide if it’s print tops over your jeans or ¾ pants, or plain tops over pretty skirts. So no matter whether your best colours are cool and casual or warm and wonderful, Sally Mac’s has something that works for you! I’ve finally climbed on to Facebook – now that’s been a learning curve and I’m still a learner! I’ll be adding typical Sally Mac stuff that I hope you’ll enjoy, and I’d really love it if you “liked” the page and told your friends about Sally Mac’s gear – feel free to share the sale flyer, or post me a pic of you and your gear! Watch this space – by this time next year, I might even be a level 1 operator. My best Sall Mac moment for December was the arrival, back in store of our favourite and best-selling jeans ever – Tre Bliss, jeans for real women. Not in the sale, of course, but we have plenty of stock, and a new distributor in NZ, so here’s to not running out of your size. Still available in straight leg (not skinny), black or dark indigo. We have a lovely new beauty therapist in the corner space beside us – Amanda, from Jolie Femme, would love to meet you. I’ve already had my first pedicure and my leg-waxing is always a good look for summer! We’re enjoying our friendly bubbly neighbour, and the fragrance which wafts in to the back of the shop is delightful. Amberley is a changing growing town – Sally Mac’s is still on the Main Road in downtown Amberley, and the Sally Mac’s summer sale is still “BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE”! Grab your mother and your mates, your girlfriend and her granny, and we’ll see you at the sale. All February, we’ll be there!

Post-A-Note trading site major shareholder of Post A Note and unlike other similar sites, it is free to use Selling items has just become easier for both buyers and sellers. through a new South Island­based online Post A Note general manager Nathan trading site. Weathington said a lot of people did not The Post A Note website and mobile app believe him when he told them the site was provides a platform for New Zealanders to free. buy, sell, and trade legal goods, advertise ‘‘Post A Note is more like a large jobs, courses, and homes for rent. community notice board, one that happens Allied Press, publisher of The News and to be on your computer and phone,’’ he Otago Daily Times, has recently become the says.


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The Woolshed Cafe ´ and Garden Bar is one of Amberley’s best kept secrets. Tucked in beside the Amberley Hotel the cafe ´ offers indoor and outdoor dining and a tempting array of affordable breakfast, lunch and dinner dishes to tempt everyone’s palate. Chef Wawah, who has been with the Woodshed Cafe ´ and Garden Bar for about 18 months offers a range of Thai dishes which are available six days a week from 5pm to 9pm. Wawah has been offering authentic Thai meals in Amberley for the past decade and they now form part of the extensive menu alongside more traditional snacks and meals. There is snacks and coffee for those on the run, a pizza menu for the casual diner, a hearty lunch menu and an a la carte menu for evening diners. The breakfast menu offers porridge, eggs benedict, a full breakfast, bacon and eggs or toast and jam. The lunch menu includes Soup of the Day, a delicious Seafood Chowder, Catch of the Day, a succulent marinated chicken open sandwich on chunky bread, an open steak sandwich with coz salad, fritter stack or Chicken Parisian ­ a succulent chicken fillet topped with ham, served with mozzarella, a fresh garden salad and seasoned fries. Or you can select a range of food from the

delicatessen cabinet including savoury dishes and slices. An extensive evening menu offers everything from a succulent 280g ribeye steak topped with caramelised onion jam, chicken breast stuffed with cream cheese, basil pesto and wrapped in bacon, lamb shanks slowly braised in red wine to Pork Ribs roasted in honey soy, Curry of the Day, Fish of the Day and Roast of the Day. Beverages both alcoholic and non­ alcoholic are available to complement the food on offer, including great coffee, juices, wines, beers and soft drinks. One reviewers says: ‘‘Great service, good food, reasonable price. Quite a surprise; we were not expecting quality like this from a country pub. Well worth a visit.’ For those planning an event or gathering the Cafe ´ is available and can cater for up to 40 during the winter and 60 during the summer months. Off site catering is also offered. Talk to Gavin and the team at the Woolshed to see what they can do for you. You will be surprised by the options and affordability. So the next time you are looking for somewhere to meet friends for lunch, dinner or just for a coffee, head to Amberley and the Woolshed Cafe ´ and Garden Bar. Phone (03) 3149296 to reserve your table, order you takeaway or discuss catering options.

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Busy month for pony club February is a busy month for the Kaikoura Pony Club. The small club is hosting its two biggest events of the year over the next four weeks, beginning with the club’s mini show on Sunday, February 15, and later the Kaikoura Jumping Day on Sunday, March 1, the day after the Kaikoura Agricultural and Pastoral Show, which also features jumping events. Before those events, Kaikoura has three riders competing in the New Zealand Showjumping Championships at McLeans Island, near Christchurch, this weekend, including Adam and Jack Ford and Jessie Vaughan. Committee member Shona Harmon says the two events are the club’s main fundraisers each year. Past club events have attracted riders from Hurunui and Marlborough. ‘‘We used to get a lot more people coming here than we do now, but people from Blenheim and Cheviot don’t need to travel as much as our kids to get the competition.’’ The jumping day on March 1 is likely to attract a better turnout, as it is part of the North Canterbury pony circuit. Mrs Harmon says the club hosted a successful summer camp during January 5­7, with 12 local kids aged 8­16 years taking part in farm riding, games, some flat work, showjumping, cross country jumping and trekking. ‘‘We were very lucky with the weather. The only rain we got came as we were

Scenic ride . . . Kaikoura Pony Club members enjoy a ride in the beautiful countryside during their summer camp last PHOTO: KAIKOURA PONY CLUB month.

Rangiora’s main business has been boosted by the opening up of the footpath outside of former Junction Hotel, better known as Robbies. Containers were removed and the footpath re­opened at the end of last month and was replaced by a colourful container, painted by students from the Rangiora

Borough School last year, as well as a second container cut in two. The opening of the footpaths follows strengthening work to the heritage facade of the former hotel reaching a point where it is safe to re­open it for pedestrian access. The side walls have been removed and remaining structure strengthened.

packing up. ‘‘We’re a very small pony club now, we’re trying to encourage more kids to get involved and we could do with some more parent helpers too.’’ Experienced Kaikoura horsewomen Jenny Wards and Sally Blunt took part in the camp, passing on their skills to the children. ‘‘The kids are very lucky to have women of their experience teaching them. ‘‘Sally was my pony club instructor when I was young and now she’s teaching my kids and Jenny taught some of the Mums and now she’s teaching their kids too.’’

Ready and waiting . . . Toni Jolliffe is on hand to take help take the hassle out of office PHOTO: AMANDA BOWES work.

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finding simple tasks daunting just because of today’s technology.’’ Sometimes the best businesses can get bogged down on paperwork and Toni offers a service to provide temporary relief from those paperwork woes. TASS can also take care of those times when staff are on leave. ‘‘I can ensure an office is still running smoothly while staff are away, PAYE, GST, invoices and tax can all be taken care of so there isn’t a mess to sort out when staff return.’’ She says she is able to do this from either her place or the place of business, ensuring the service is flexible and works in with the needs of the owner or manager. ‘‘I want people to feel that most problems can be addressed and that help is just a phone call away. All client information is confidential and documents will be held in a secure area. ‘‘It is satisfying to help people achieve their goals and ultimately free up their time.’’ Toni can be contacted on 03 314 4696 or 0272 424 469.

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The Akaroa Cooking School by Lou Bentley Ant and Lou Bentley gave up the corporate rat race in London to realise their dream of running a cooking school in beautiful Akaroa. Here they share their story, their recipes and their food philosophy, with ravishing photography to match their ravishing location. Grahame Sydney Paintings 1974­2014 by Grahame Sydney This is a major retrospective survey of paintings from Sydney’s 40­year career as an artist. His paintings of the Central Otago landscape and the wider South Island are known and loved by large numbers of New Zealanders at home and abroad. In Part One of the book Sydney has written an autobiographical essay which traces the roots of his development as an artist. In Part Two, Vincent O’Sullivan has contributed a section about Sydney’s paintings. Around the Village Green by D.M Dunn It’s 1939 and little Dot May Dunn is playing with her brothers in the quiet lanes of their Derbyshire village. This book will move and entertain in equal measures. These titles are available in both Waimakariri and Hurunui libraries. Find out more about recent additions to the library collection by going to the library catalogue at waimakariri.kotui.org.nz or hurunui.kotui.org.nz or contact your local library.

Violin lessons being offered Beginner children have the opportunity to enrol for introductory Suzuki violin lessons with the North Canterbury Academy of Music this year. Harikoa Bronsdaughter­George, an honours student at the University of Canterbury and leader of the Academy Orchestra, will take the classes which are being offered at $150 for the year with free instrument hire. Classes are limited in number. For further information call Jacqui Witt 3128948. The academy will be offering similar classes in recorder and ukulele, numbers permitting.


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Live Lines Safety Innovation

Issue 126 February 2015

Academic Scholarship

MainPower established an academic scholarship in 2003 to support undergraduate students pursing courses in Electric Power Engineering. One scholarship is available annually for students from the MainPower region (North Canterbury or Kaikoura) who are entering their second or third professional year of the BE (Hons) in Electrical and Computing Engineering at the University of Canterbury.The value of the sponsorship is $5,000 for a period of one year. Applications should be submitted to the Scholarships Office at the University of Canterbury by 31 March 2015.

Neville Wade’s winning submission in action.

MainPower’s annual Workplace Safety Innovation Award recognises the ongoing contribution staff make to the company’s ‘Safety First’ culture. Long-time MainPower employee, utility worker Neville Wade, was recently named the winner with his hinged stacking device. Neville’s device makes it easy to load and unload traffic management cones safely. He designed and made a prototype device himself to suit his flat deck work truck. In addition to the safety benefits of being easy to load and unload cones safely, Neville has found the device to be a time-saver.

Celebrating Excellence

We are passionate about helping our region’s youth succeed. Congratulations to the following students who were awarded MainPower prizes throughout the region in 2014. Excellence in Physics and/or Maths: Rhiannon Mertens, Rangiora High School; Frederick Fraser, Rangiora New Life School; Mark Dale, Amuri Area School; Sean Ryan, Hurunui College; Cameron Broadhurst, Kaiapoi High School; Avatar Lonsdale & Hineari Kahu, Kaikoura High School; Hazel Erickson, Oxford Area School; CarmeliteTagiilima, Cheviot Area School. Citizenship Award: Aleisha Pascoe, Ashley School; Beau Mckay, Greta Valley School; Benjamin Krijgsman, St Joesph’s School (Rangiora); Brooklyn Beach, Loburn School; Charlotte Eckardt, North Loburn School; Connor Phillips, Nallavi Padiachy, Ruby Batchelor, Sam Long,Tulani Nichol, Alexis Sandall, Avril Paea, Brodie Marris, LouLou MacKenzie & Shelby Rutherford-Menzies, Hanmer Springs School; Crystal Reed & JakeTopp, Hurunui College; Henry Ward, Oxford Area School; James Hamilton & Alice Barnes, Omihi School; Jenna Rowe, Rotherham School; Jessica Cotterell, Leithfield School; LisaTran, Kaiapoi Borough School; Lloyd Schad, Sefton School; Lucia Grigg, Amberley School; Moari Hollman, Hapuku School; Patrick O’Shea, Amuri Area School; Richard Harnett, Lynton Downs School; Ruby Burney, Broomfield School; Sorelle Rock, Woodend School; Walter Lafleur, View Hill School; Amber Hurley, Fernside School; Alice Graham, Cheviot Area School; Mitchell Chalmers, Rangiora New Life School. We wish all students every success in 2015.

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Police to check boaties Kaikoura boaties are the focus for a Waitangi weekend campaign. Boaties heading out on the water at Kaikoura over the Waitangi Day weekend should not be surprised by a visit from the Wellington­based police launch, Lady Elizabeth IV. Maritime NZ is teaming up with the New Zealand Police and Environment Canterbury for a recreational boating safety campaign aimed at ensuring boaties are aware of safety guidelines and following lifejacket rules. Environment Canterbury’s navigation safety bylaw requires boaties on vessels less than 6m in length to wear a lifejacket at all times when they are under way. Failure to do so can lead to a fine of $300 for the skipper and $150 for any crew or passengers not wearing approved lifejackets. Maritime rules make it the skipper’s legal responsibility to ensure that lifejackets are worn on board any size of recreational vessel in situations of heightened risk, such as when crossing a bar, in rough weather or water, or during an emergency. Maritime NZ’s Assistant Regional Compliance Manager South Domonic Venz, said the Waitangi weekend joint operation follows a similar visit to Marlborough Sounds over New Year. ‘‘We visited more than a hundred boats in the Sounds, and generally there was very good compliance with lifejacket rules,’’ said Domonic. ‘‘But we were able to provide some good advice to people on other essential equipment. ‘‘One person had a distress flare on board with an expiry date of 1991 ­ at that age a flare can be very unstable and could well have started a fire that destroyed his boat in his garage, let alone being a risk on the water.’’ Expired flares should be taken to the nearest police station for disposal.

Safety on the water . . . Kaikoura boaties could get a visit from the Wellington­based police launch, Lady Elizabeth IV, this weekend to check they are aware of safety guidelines and are wearing their life jackets.


Environment Canterbury and Maritime NZ recommend that boat users wear lifejackets at all times, carry two means of communication that will work when wet, avoid alcohol, check marine forecasts before going out, and act responsibly as skippers to ensure everyone aboard gets home safely. Gary Manch, Navigation Safety Officer for Environment Canterbury, said while the focus of the Kaikoura operation is to provide information, action will be taken if boat users are found to be operating in an unsafe manner. ‘‘Navigation Safety Officers are responsible for educating people about water safety and can issue infringement notices to those who don’t comply with navigational safety bylaws. We can also ask a skipper not to go out on the water due to the condition of the weather, sea, vessel or crew.’’

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BIKE RUN WALK 8km of private 4WD farm track with amazing views of the Rakaia River and a bird’s-eye view of the head works of the CPW irrigation scheme. 22nd Feb 10am-4pm 1441 Leaches Rd Windwhistle Entry $10pp Children under 15 FREE

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Mt Hutt Helicopters will offer scenic flights over the CPW Scheme and Rakaia River. Flights only $55 pp. Cash only, no EFTPOS. No dogs.


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Art & music in scenic garden Julie and Melville Syme’s Kaikoura garden provides the perfect backdrop for a family day out. The Syme’s ‘‘Fifeshire’’ home on Fyffe Quay will once again host the third annual Seaward Kaikoura Lions Art and Music in the Garden on Sunday, February 15, from 12pm to 6pm, with this year’s proceeds going to support the Kaikoura Integrated Family Health Centre fundraising efforts. Mrs Syme says she is hoping for more than 200 visitors, with artists and musicians coming from as far afield as Amberley and Hanmer Springs in the south and Picton in the north. ‘‘Last year it was a drizzly day and we still have 160 people, as well as the entertainers, so we should get a couple of hundred this year ­ but we can cater for a much bigger number than that.’’ She says $3000 was raised last year, so

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Old fashioned picnic returns Summer fun is returning to Mandeville. North Canterbury Neighbourhood Support (NCNS) is bringing back an ‘‘Old Fashioned Family Picnic’’ at the Mandeville Sports Centre on Sunday, February 15, thanks to support from the Summer of Fun programme, which is funded by earthquake relief funding. NCNS co­ordinator Caroline Faas says the family picnic was a popular event in Mandeville in the past, but has not been held since 2011 due to earthquake issues and a lack of funding. ‘‘It’s a completely free day ­ there is no cost and nothing to purchase. It’s an opportunity for families to come along and have some fun.’’ Caroline encourages families to bring a picnic and their cricket set or frisbee and join in the activities. Various Mandeville sports groups will be offering free demonstrations, including

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Farm day supports alzheimers By SHELLEY TOPP Wee Dram Farm Park opened its gate up to the public for a special cause last Saturday, to raise funds for Alzheimers Canterbury. The farm’s ‘‘Forget Me Not Family Farm Day’’ at Fernside, near Rangiora, attracted more than 400 people. An entry fee of $7 was charged with $5 from each ticket going to Alzheimers Canterbury, as well as other funds raised on the day from raffles, donations and gold coin donations for facepainting. Wee Dram Farm co­owner Jason Findlay said they were pleased with how the day went. ‘‘Everyone seemed to enjoy the day,’’ he said. ‘‘It was great to have good weather. Not

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475cc, single cyclinder OHV four stroke 2WD/ 4WD with torque-sensing front differential and 4WD with locked front differential to optimize traction Dual front hydraulic disc brakes and sealed mechanical rear drum brake for increased stopping power.


Bull Bar, Waltex Box Heated Grips, Mitts, Dog Matt & Mud Flaps


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Country earns challenge Canterbury Country won its three day zone cricket final against Nelson, to claim the right to challenge for the Hawke Cup. Things looked good early on as Country took early wickets and dismissed Nelson for just 170. That looked a monumental total when Country was reduced to 62 for the loss of six wickets. But a wonderful 140 from Canterbury representative Henry Nicholls, who was well supported by bowlers James Tapper and Will Williams, got them through to the vital first inning win. Nelson then looked to progress the game, but were undone by a wonderful bowling effort from spinner Jeremy Benton. Benton claimed seven wickets bowling unchanged for 32 overs. Nelson 170 (Williams 4/43, J Benton 3/35, J Tapper 2/43) and 230 (Benton 7/101, Tapper 2/36) lost outright to Country 280 (Nicholls 140, H Shipley 38no, S Stewart 24, Williams 22) and 126/3 (Stewart 49no, L Bartholomuesz 37). Metro semi final The Metro semi final against St Albans could best be described as a disaster.

The second selection looked good when St Albans was 119 for 8 and Country were in the match. But a late St Albans rally and then early wickets saw Country routed in reply. The St Albans bowlers gained figures to dream about. St Albans 170 (B Langrope 44; M Rowe 3/24, H Paterson 2/13) beat Canterbury Country 37 (D Twigg 4/5, N Roberts 3/8, M Holstein 3/7). North Canterbury club matches In local club play the North Canterbury Shield was retained by Sefton. Captain Andrew Laffey led the bowling with Tim Harrison to the fore with the bat. Southbrook 123 ( T Hancox 33, D Boyle 22; A Laffey 4/23, J J ones 2/11, M Harden 2/24, B Cross 2/33) lost to Sefton 125/3 (T Harrison 58no, A Gulati 32). Oxford confirmed its place in the February 15 final against Sefton with a victory over Amberley. Jake Waghorn was impressive with the ball at good pace for Oxford. Oxford 188 (M Hogarth 43, S Undre 36, C Scott 21; W Feary 4/33, E Hobbs 3/28) beat Amberley 116 (J Murphy 28; J Waghorn 5/29, K Maddock 2/24).

Rangiora Bridge Club results Afternoon: Individual: North/South: Robin Hassall / Dawn Simpson 1, Helen Paterson / Hugh Patterson 2, Jill Amer / Liz Partridge 3. East/West: Brian Stewart / Bruce Glenday 1, Beverley Brain / Junette McIntyre 2, Roger Harding / Ann Harding


Wednesday Evening Individual: N/S: Carole Anderson / Joy Hayward 1, Andrew Findlay / Geoff Norris 2, Stephanie Galbraith / Linda Hanham 3. E/W: Dave Putt / Peter Van Leeuwen 1, Jacky Collins / Sue Solomons 2, Joyce Gray / Margaret Luisetti 3.


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Open 7 Days Factory Shop - Cnr Carmen & Buchanans Rd, Hornby • Ph 03 336 0547; Barrington - 254 Barrington St • Ph: 03 337 5676 Ferry Rd - Cnr Aldwins & Ferry Rd, Christchurch • 380 5035; Papanui - 101 Main North Road • Ph: 03 352 8335 Riccarton - 221 Blenheim Rd • Ph: 03 343 6041; Upper Riccarton - Cnr Yaldhurst & Racecourse Rd • Ph: 03 342 5048 New Brighton - Plaza Mall, Hawke St • Ph: 03 388 1962; Rangiora - 13d High St • Ph 03 313 1027 While stocks last.



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February 5, 2015 |

Properties for sale throughout North Canterbury

8 Tracy Place, Redwood $420,000 For more details please contact Tina Parkin at Waimak Real Estate P: 03 327 8131 M: 027 2244 133 E: tina.parkin@waimakrealestate.co.nz www.waimakrealestate.co.nz/listing/WRE11513

A Home To Add Value To A great opportunity awaits someone willing to put in the work to improve the value of this home. Having been rented for some time, it is now time for new carpet, vinyl and a good coat of paint throughout. Great size lounge, with open plan dining/kitchen and 3 double bedrooms.

8 Street, LotHassall 698 Silverstream Rangiora Kaipoi 625m2 section, 147m kitch

$469,000 $435,000 ,




22 LotHuntingdon 8 OakďŹ elds Drive, Rangiora 74 ki

Tandem garage. Situated in cul-de-sac on 675m2.

Waimakariri Realty Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Was rented at $420.00 p/w. Quick trip into town and minutes from Northlands.

$559,000 $399,000

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

Beach Grove, Lot 35 15 Highgate Kaiapoi Rangiora

$389,000 $529,000

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

Visit our showhomes:

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

03 313 0319

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

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To celebrate the opening of our

KAIAPOI OFFICE at 99 Williams Street

(opposite McDonalds in the old Hammer Hardware building)

FREE (for a limited time) When you list your property with me: x x x x


Tina Parkin KAIAPOI 99 Williams Street PH 03 327 8131

Professional Open2View photography (includes Open2View website and feature property) Coloured picture signboard 1200 x 900mm Advertising in Realtor and/or The News Various Websites

MOBILE 027 2244 133 RANGIORA 207 High Street PH 03 313 9977

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Waimakariri Realty Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008

This week’s open homes in North Canterbury Thursday 5th February Rangiora 5.30pm


39 Belgrave Drive

Harcourts Twiss Keir



Clarkville 3.00pm



Kaiapoi 1.00pm

Ohoka 1.00pm

Oxford 3.00pm 3.45pm

Harcourts Twiss Keir


201 Davis Road

Waimak Real Estate


40 Blackburn Street

Harcourts Twiss Keir


299 Ashworths Road

Waimak Real Estate

3.30pm 4.15pm

107a High Street 1a Campbell Lane

Waimak Real Estate Waimak Real Estate

2.30pm 12.30pm 12.45pm 1.45pm 3.30pm

Swannanoa 12.00pm


Woodend 11.15am

Harcourts Twiss Keir

56 Giles Road

Rangiora 12.00pm. 12.15pm 1.00pm 3.00pm



Pegasus 2.00pm

1/38A Reynolds Aveune


11 Chimera Street

Harcourts Twiss Keir

11a Hampstead Close 22 King Street 31 Aspen St 14 Chartwell Close

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

1433 South Eyre Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

9 Hewitts Road

Waimak Real Estate

Sunday 8th February Amberley 10.45am 11.00am 12.00pm 1.15pm 1.30pm 2.00pm

11.15am 11.45am 1.00pm 2.00pm 2.30pm 2.30pm

58D Osbourne Road 69 Carters Road 12B Clayton Road 2/6 Douglas Road 10 Amberley Beach Rd 5 Seadown Crescent

3.00pm 3.00pm 3.15pm 4.00pm

16 Ormandy Court 14 Amberley Beach Road 75 Willowside Place 3 Riverside Way

Amberley Beach

Saturday 7th February Bishopdale

2.15pm 2.30pm 2.30pm 3.30pm

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


Tekoa Estate

Harcourts Twiss Keir

3A Briarmont Street

Harcourts Twiss Keir


1/38A Reynolds Aveune

Harcourts Twiss Keir

12.00pm 1.30pm 2.15pm 2.45pm 2.45pm 2.45pm 3.30pm

2a/548 Williams Road 40 Blackburn Street 18 Lillian Street 6 Foxton Drive 8 Foxton Drive 2 Jordan Street 10 Barnard Street

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

Avondale 11.00am


Bishopdale 2.30pm


11.30am 1.00pm 1.45pm 2.15pm 2.15pm 2.15pm 3.00pm

Loburn 1.00pm


2.00pm 2.00pm 3.00pm


12.00pm. 12.30pm 1.30pm 2.00pm


84 Rossiters Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

2.45pm 3.00pm 3.45pm

71 Cullen Avenue 13 Velino Place 99 Cullen Avenue

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

12.45pm 1.30pm 2.15pm 3.00pm

7F Olivea Place 7 Transport Lane 363 Ashley Gorge Road 163 High Street

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

1 Coulter Street 17 Tiritiri Moana 19 Pounamu Place 18 Aroha Street 33 Blackadder Road 5 Kawakawa Street 11 Chimera Street

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

12b Rinaldi Avenue

Harcourts Twiss Keir

5 Foster Place

Waimak Real Estate


12.30pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.15pm 1.30pm 2.20pm 3.00pm

1.00pm 1.30pm 1.30pm 1.45pm 2.00pm 3.00pm 3.30pm

Pines Beach 12.00pm


Rangiora 12.00pm

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir


12.00pm. 12.00pm 12.30pm 12.45pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.15pm 1.15pm 1.15pm 1.15pm 1.30pm 2.00pm 2.00pm 3.00pm 3.00pm 3.00pm

12.30pm 12.45pm 1.00pm 1.15pm 1.30pm 1.45pm 1.30pm 1.45pm 1.45pm 1.45pm 1.45pm 1.45pm 2.30pm 2.30pm 2.30pm 3.30pm 3.30pm 3.30pm

11a Hampstead Close Lot 4 Arlington Park 8 Galatos Street 33 Riverview Road 20 Milesbrook Close 44 Acacia Avenue 7/29 Ivory Street 31 Aspen St 5 Cassino Street 7 Cassino Street 23 Riverview Road 25 Rickton Place 39 Belgrave Drive 62A King Street 32 Huntingdon Drive 2/21 Douglas Street 4 Acorn Lane 19 Awa Place

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

44 Saraband Avenue



51 Cranford Street

Harcourts Twiss Keir


742 Marshmans Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

1433 South Eyre Road 145 Dawsons Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

Redwood 2.00pm


St Albans 2:00pm

Sefton 2.00pm

Swannanoa 12.00pm 1.30pm

1.00pm 2.00pm

Waikuku/Waikuku Beach 11.45am


West Eyreton 4.15pm


9 Allin Drive

Waimak Real Estate

538 Downs Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

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Superb Location

Harcourts ID: RG7120

Vendors Moving On...Action Requried!

Harcourts ID: BF23448

3 Riverside Way, Amberley – Residential Section in popular Kowai Downs, 2605m set amongst similar

25 Rickton Place, Rangiora – Seldom does a home of this grandeur come to the market place. Situated

large sections with quality homes around. Services are at boundary and geotechnical report available

in sought after Mayfair Mews on a beautifully landscaped and mature 904m2 section. Architecturally

to purchaser. This affordable section is well sheltered from the easterly winds and within easy walking

design by Noel Strez commanding from the curb side and once in side has genuine wow factor - a

distance to school, playcentre, domain and shops. If you’re thinking about building then viewing this

true entertainers delight, with a combined floor area of 438.5m2 that flows seamless to the expansive

section is a must.

outdoor areas.

Christine Tallott

Kelly Gibson & Gemma Roberts

P. 03 313 6158 M. 0274 906 042 E. christine.tallott@@gmail.com

P. 03 323 6045 M. 021555845 or 0272236471 E. kelly.gibson@harcourts.co.nz


Licensed Sales Consultant

Licensed Sales Consultants








Buy One, Get Two

Harcourts ID: RG7110

Land Bank or Subdivide

Harcourts ID: KI5594

1433 South Eyre Road, Swannanoa – Set on 4.42Ha of land this enchanting home offers you space

290 Island Road, Kaiapoi – Motivated Seller - SOLD sign required * 28960m² lifestyle property

for your whole family with an added bonus of a separate self-contained one bedroom granny flat. 3

* Rezoned as residential seven (R7) * 230m² permanent material property * Well-proportioned rooms

bedrooms, 2 bath, study plus family living and extensive wooden flooring will have you say “wow”!

* All-day sun * HRV system and modern wood burner * Cosmetic EQC work is completed & signed off

If entertaining is important to you the inground swimming pool and BBQ area are perfect. Many

* Easy care secluded garden * Garden sheds, barns and fenced paddocks * Ease of access to the main

features include: large 3 bay shed, cattle yards, well and good shelter are just some on the list.

highway, local amenities, public transport and schools

Odelle Rich

Amanda Smith

Auction: Thursday 12 February 4:00 p.m. (unless sold prior) th

Licensed Sales Consultant

P. 03 313 6158 M. 027 2690908 E. odelle.rich@harcourts.co.nz

Auction: Thursday 12th February 4:00 p.m. (unless sold prior)

Licensed Sales Consultant







P. 03 327 5379 M. 0274 222 648 E. amanda.smith@harcourts.co.nz







One To Please Everyone!

Harcourts ID: BF22974

1 Pears Road, Sefton – There is no shortage of storage here for all the toys, with the array of sheds,

Living Should Be Easy!

Harcourts ID: BF23694

11a Hampstead Close, Rangiora – Newly built brick 3 bedroom home has open-plan living areas

workshop, open barns on offer on this 4.5Ha block. The modern one year old home has been built

which extend via bi-folds onto the private lawns. The master bedroom boasts a beautifully tiled en-

to current building standards, with rib raft foundation, double glazed and sited to maximise the sun

suite with double-shower head and skylights. The stylish kitchen has been built with plenty of space,

and is sure to delight. The home consists of 3 double bedrooms, large modern kitchen, Yunca

and internal-access double garaging with remote entry makes getting home such a pleasure. Live in

wood burner and separate living/games room. Snap up this lifestyle and reap the rewards!

comfort or reap a rental income.

Karen & Barry Ellis

Mana Tai & Mitchell Roberts

Licensed Sales Consultants

P. 03 323 6045 M. 021 519 275 or 021 519 274 E. k.ellis@harcourts.co.nz

Licensed Sales Consultants


Contributor to www.realestate.co.nz




P. 03 323 6045 M. 0276262824 or 0274130797 E. mana.tai@harcourts.co.nz







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

Linda Warren-Davey Licensed Sales Consultant

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

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For Sale


New Listing | 157/212 Ronga Road, Rai Valley 162 Hectares

Standout Rai Valley Dairy Unit. • New to the market. Total land area of 162 hectares (more or less) comprised in five freehold titles • Current milking platform 120 hectares, balance rolling/hill grazing. Consent for up to 100 hectares irrigation through K-line and Bosch systems • Quality 44 bail rotary shed, fully automated with milk metering, cup removers, cow ID, electronic feed dispatch, teat spray, cup washers and automated three way cow drafting all fully functioning. Good range of ancillary out buildings including hay barns, calf shed, workshop, implement sheds and fertiliser storage • Excellent, two storey, four bedroom main dwelling, three bedroom brick home circa 2002, two bedroom Versatile cottage all in very good condition • Stock, plant, machinery and Fonterra shares at valuation | Property ID BL1137

New Listing | 7 Hapuku Road, Kaikoura 3,272m2

Oasis Close To The Sea. Surfcasting at the beach? Dog walks? This secluded, private, character villa is set in Hapuku Village across from the beach, and tucked in behind a large macrocarpa hedge for shelter. Spacious villa with four bedrooms, the separate lounge with log burner and open fire with French doors leading out to the patio, the modern kitchen leads out to the sunny dining area which in turn leads out to the deck and BBQ area. Sheds galore plus a separate workshop with power. Many garden areas with fruit trees and a covered vege garden. | Property ID TU10488

James Murray 027 436 8103 Canterbury

Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119 Canterbury




Strictly by appointment


Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600

Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425 Canterbury

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718 Canterbury

Amberley | 5 Seadown Crescent 621m

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

Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600 Kaikoura


By appointment


Allan Gifford 027 226 2379

Final Reminder


Barry Keys 027 434 7689 Canterbury

$4,500,000 plus GST (if any) on land, buildings & chattels

Deadline sale closing 2pm, Thursday 12 February 2015

Open Home

Sunday 2.00 to 2.30pm


James Murray 027 436 8103

Allan Gifford 027 226 2379 Marlborough

Chris Abbott 027 435 2872 Marlborough

0800 200 600 | farmlandsrealestate.co.nz

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For Sale New Listing

44 Sarabande Ave Redwood Price $430,000

Contact Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

Open Home Sunday 2.00 to 2.45pm. This solid, three bedroom, Summerhill stone home has two living areas and a private backyard - making this an ideal family home. Ranchsliders open out to a large, covered entertainment area which flows out to the backyard, perfect for those family gatherings and evening BBQs. The property features a log burner, separate double garage with automatic door, and is located only 700m from the local primary school Ideal family home or rental on 651m2. | Property ID RA1624


1758 Cust Road 1,028m2 Price

Kaikoura | 193 Beach Road

Price Reduced

Lyell Creek Backpackers Lodge. Situated on the Kaikoura Coast on State Highway One halfway between Christchurch and Picton. Two storey lodge comprising eight bedrooms, open plan kitchen/ lounge and a deck with sea and mountain views. Downstairs is a kitchenette plus bedrooms and showers. Private, four year old, three bedroom manager’s house with open plan living and deck looking out to rural farm land and the mountains. Double garage, utilities room and hobby room. | Property ID TU10370



Offers over $590,000

$620,000 plus GST (if any)


Contact Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425

By appointment


Kathy Thompson 027 229 0600

Stunning Home With Views. Four bedrooms, en suite, two separate bathrooms, double glazing and a large office/workroom above the double garage. Open plan kitchen, two heat pumps and diesel burner. Living and dining which opens out to a patio and sweeping lawns. 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. 20km to Rangiora | Property ID RA1621


204 Flaxton Road 4 Hectares

Deadline Sale

Property Wanted

Closing 4pm, Thursday 19 February 2015

Contact Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

Flaxton Manor. Spacious and modern 488m2 home - four bedrooms, four living areas, upgraded kitchen, 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 and large lawn. 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 and cattle yards. | Property ID RA1617

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


8 Keetly Place 3,477m2 Price $850,000

Contact Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

If you have a property that could suit Location And Privacy. Timeless elegance and tranquility best describe this outstanding property with a stream boundary, established specimen trees and shrubs and flowers. 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, gas fire and nightstore heater. | Property ID RA1620

James Murray 027 436 8103 Canterbury

Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119 Canterbury

Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425 Canterbury

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718 Canterbury

Call James Murray - Farmlands Real Estate Amberley 027 436 8103 or 0800 200 600

Barry Keys 027 434 7689 Canterbury

Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600 Kaikoura

Allan Gifford 027 226 2379 Marlborough

Chris Abbott 027 435 2872 Marlborough

0800 200 600 | f armlandsrealestate.co.nz

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Public Notices

Public Notices

Public Notices

Public Notices


North Canterbury Rugby Sub Union Representative Coaches and Managers 2015 Season The North Canterbury Rugby Sub Union wishes to invite applications for the following positions within its 2015 Open and JAB grade representative programmes. OPEN GRADES COACHES: North Canterbury Senior Representative grade and Colts grade Coaches and Asst Coaches for both grades MANAGERS: North Canterbury Senior Representative grade and Colts grade Managers for both grades. JAB GRADES : COACHES :North Canterbury U18, U16, U15, U14, U13, U12 AND U11 Northern Zone and U11 Southern Zone Grade Representative Forward and Back Coaches for all of the above grades. MANAGERS : North Canterbury U18, U16, U15, U14, U13, U12 AND U11 Northern Zone and U11 Southern Zone Grade Representative Team Managers for all of the above grades North Canterbury Rugby Sub Union welcomes applications from suitably qualified and/or experienced Coaches and Managers for all of the above positions. Further information and Position Descriptions available upon request. Confidential applications (clearly stating which position/s you are applying for) should be sent to Ross Dixon North Canterbury Rugby Administrator 18 Green St Rangiora 7400 Email: admin@ncrsu.co.nz Applications close Friday 27th February 2015

IHC North Canterbury Assn - “Opening Doors” Grant The purpose of the “Opening Doors” grant is to enrich a person’s life and could be used to enhance or develop a skill, encourage the development of a positive change in one’s life or enable the recipient to have the opportunity of challenging themselves. Applications will be received from any person with an intellectual disability who has left the secondary school education system. A Grant of $200 is accessible to anyone living within the Waimakariri or Hurunui Districts, and is not restricted to only those who hold membership of the IHC organisation, or who access a service from Idea Services. Advocates are eligible to complete an application form on behalf of a person. To receive an application form and conditions, please contact the Secretary, Carol Scott on 027 245 0122. Applications will close on 28th February 2015. MATURE female travel companion, wanted for African accommodated Safari, September, October 2015. Pay own fare, share accommodation costs. Phone 03 314 4240.

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



KERBSIDE REFUSE AND WEEK 1 RECYCLING COLLECTIONS Kerbside rubbish collections will be carried out on Waitangi Day (Friday) as usual to Northern Kaiapoi (all areas north of the Kaiapoi River including Lees Rd), including the central business district, Beach Rd, The Pines and Kairaki Beaches, and the Southern Rural Collection Area (Tuahiwi, Main North Rd between Woodend & Pineacres, Woodend Beach Rd and Woodend Beach). Kerbside recycling Week 1 collections will be carried out on Waitangi Day (Friday) as usual to those properties West of Williams Street north of the River and all properties between the River and Beach Rd, including the CBD, and the recently changed areas of Beach Grove Development, Beach Road, The Pines and Kairaki Beaches. Please remember only “official” Waimakariri District Council refuse bags and recycling wheelie bins will be collected. Refuse bags and recycling wheelie bins must be placed for collection by 7am including in the CBD and please note that collection times may vary during the holiday period. Please contact the Council on 311 8900 fi you experience any problems with your kerbside collections. If you’re unsure which Week your recycling is to be collected, please check the label on the side of your bin. If you miss the collection day, you can take your “official” Waimakariri District Council refuse bags and your recycling to the transfer stations during normal operating hours, free of charge.     TRANSFER STATION & RESOURCE RECOVERY PARK HOURS Southbrook Resource Recovery Park: 284 Flaxton Road, Southbrook Transfer Station (03) 313 5499 ReSale Store (03) 313 5798 Waitangi Day Friday 6 February: Open 8.30am to 4.30pm – as usual Oxford Transfer Station: High Street, Oxford Waitangi Day Friday 6 February: Open 12.30pm to 4.30pm – as usual Kitty Waghorn Solid Waste Asset Manager

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. PUBLIC NOTICE SALE AND SUPPLY OF ALCOHOL ACT 2012 Section 101 Harris Estate Limited has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Amberley for the renewal and variation fo the Off Licence in respect of the premises situated at 6 Anzac Drive, Waipara, Hurunui district known as Harris Estate Limited. The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is that of a Winery - endorsed as remote sales. The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office fo the Hurunui District Licensing Committee at 66 Carters Road, Amberley. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the grant of the application may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the Hurunui District Licensing Committee, P O Box 13, AMBERLEY. No objection to the renewal of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 131 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 This is the only publication of this notice. 1539442

Accommodation WANTED to rent, cottage on farm or lifestyle block, by retired couple with motorhome, We have a farming background, so can help if required. If you can help, please phone Eion 027 682 8435.

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


Situations Vacant

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

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

Waimakariri Dog Training Club AGM Tuesday 24th February 2015 Mandeville Sports Centre at 8pm

PAINTER top quality work, no job too big or too small. We stand by Canter­ bury. Phone Wayne 027 274 3541.

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

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

Equestrian BAY STANDARDBRED gelding, 14yo, 16.2hh. Beautiful nature, easy to work with, needs experi­ enced handler. Price is negotiable, home is not. Ph 03 314 4660.



CASH 4 CARS and 4WD'S Phone Automotive Parts 03 313 7216

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.

Builder BUILDER AVAILABLE IN AMURI AREA No job too big or small Immediate start Licenced Building Practioner

Phone 021 349 303

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

Concrete Services A PROFESSIONAL job by local owner operator, from concrete around new homes to resurfacing floors. For your next con­ crete job, residential or business, phone LE’ CON­ CRETE on 03 314 9366. AFFORDABLE concrete cutting with quality and removal work. Free quotes. No job too small. Ph 027 442 2219, Fax 03 359 6052 or A/H 03 359 4605.

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

SUMMERFIELD Fencing Ltd in your area now. Lifestyle or farm, sheep, cattle, horse, all types of animals. Fences, yards, sheds, arenas, shelters, runs. 27 years contract fencing. John is available to help with your design and planning. Ph Carol or John on 03 312 4747.

For Sale NO bees? Rent a beehive. Fully managed by regis­ tered bee keepers. You get pollination plus honey. Phone 027 657 2007.

Gardening BARKS, Composts, Pea Straw & much more at Woodend Landscape Supplies. Delivery & cour­ tesy trailers available. Open 7 days. Ph 03 312 2003.

Nursery GOUGHS NURSERIES 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

Wellbeing North Canterbury delivers a range of community based services for children, young people and families across the Waimakariri and Hurunui Districts. We have volunteer vacancies that need to be filled resulting from growth in our services. Volunteer - Receptionist – Rangiora Volunteer - Community Pantry & Administration – Kaiapoi Volunteer – Driver – Kaiapoi This is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to join a team of volunteers who want to contribute to the community, or wanting to up skill before returning to the workforce. Please phone/email enquiries to: Nicki Carter Team Leader – Volunteers & Projects kcs@wellbeingnc.org.nz 03 327 8945 1539911

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

Health & Beauty HOMEOPATHY Are you struggling to recover your energy from the flu, maybe a homeopathic remedy will help. Phone Jennifer Mackinder (Dip.Hom) 03 314 8046. WISDOM COUNSELLING for per­ sonal, couples, family, prof. MNZAC in North Canter­ bury. One2one, phone or skype Michael 027 340 8325, 03 745 9118 www.wisdomcounselling.co.nz.

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


GCE Rural Services Ltd

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


Public Notices

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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 03 323 6610. NORTH Canterbury Metals. Buying metals, cars etc for recycling. Phone Joe on 027 223 3593 or after hours on 03 314 9079.

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Situations Vacant Situations Vacant Situations Vacant Situations Vacant Situations Vacant Situations Vacant Situations Vacant



ACCORDION Lessons, $15 subsidy per lesson for first 10 lessons. Canterbury Accordion Association welcomes new players and members, all ages. Ph (03) 323 6389 or (03) 359 6615.


Our comfortable home has been designed to provide residents with a secure setting in which to enjoy the company of others in their senior years.

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

We are looking for an experienced part-time carer to work 4 nights a week. Someone who takes pride in a job well done, works well unsupervised, has a good sense of humour and wants to work in this incredibily rewarding environment. If this sounds like you, then please forward a cover letter and CV to Erica: Amberley Resthome, 1 Hilton Drive, Amberley 7410.

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

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


Ring Mark 027 229 7310 for a free quote

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

Are you good with people? If so, we’d love to meet you! We support people with an intellectual disability so that they can live, work and enjoy life as part of the community. We have Community Support Worker positions available for part time workers in our North Canterbury Branch (Rangiora) working shifts across our residential and day services.

To apply for this position or for any further enquiries contact Leeanne Dawe on 03 313 5926 ext 2 or via email at leeanne.dawe@idea.org.nz. Closing date: 22 February 2015.


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Duckworth Fencing requires a good, reliable worker, needed ASAP.


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

Computer Repairs




Wilson Decorators Ltd

“If it’s broke, let’s fix it”

•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


Drainage & Excavation

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


Russelectrical Domestic | Commercial | Repairs | Alterations | Additions

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

Michael Bolton 027 630 5726

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

Richard Tapp

027 424 9918

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

For all your excavation and drainage needs



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

51 Ashley Street Rangiora


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




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

Get FREE information about how to earn income from home.


Select Health

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

Learn at home by correspondence Work on magazines, newspapers & websites. Writing and photography too. Toll free 0800 801994

Phone Ashley or Tina on 027 436 4776 or 03 314 8541.

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


To Let

Become a Book Editor and Proofreader

TIDY TWO BEDROOM house to let at Amberley Trades Beach. Prefer long term. Available late Feb. Phone FURNITURE Removal, Tim 027 472 2555. AXL Transport Ltd, quality removals at the lowest rate possible, South Island wide, Kaiapoi office. Phone 03 327 3216.

Immediate start working in North Canterbury, rural fencing. Drivers Licence essential. Good hourly rate to the right person, experience preferred.

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

• Registered Master Builder


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Chiropractic Services

• Licensed Building Practitioner

(will travel)


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

Make money from ‘Misteaks’

Weekend work is included.


www.longsilver construction.com

REF: 835-096

North Canterbury




Community Support Workers

Russell Thompson - Phone 027 943 4096 A/H 03 3127 562 | Email: todist@xtra.co.nz

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


Amberley Resthome is a family owned and operated home providing individualised care to 21 residents.


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

Civil and Drainage

Driveways Landscaping Retaining Walls Earthworks Foundations

Wastewater Septic Tanks Treatment Plants Drainage Irrigation

The News


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

• Swimming Pool Fencing • Post Driving • Electric Fencing • Building FREEES • Fences QUOT • Build Haybarns

PHONE (0274) 350 279 or A.H. 314 8384 www.russellarthurfencing.co.nz

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


Call us now on (03) 313 5335 NORTH CANTERBURY

Glass & Auto Glass

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

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


We also repair Windscreens and install Double Glazing

Trudy McMillan 03 314 4144 or 027 684 2652


CROCKERY CUTLERY GLASSWARE For all those special occasions


Garden Features

For all your hard landscaping needs Steps




Decks & Fencing

Brick & Stone

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







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



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

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




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

Locally owned and operated

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

Water Blasting


Waterblasting Ltd Servicing Canterbury Commercial & Residential 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 Open Monday to Friday 7.30am - 4.30pm and Saturday 8am – 12 noon Call David on 029 770 9204 Amy 021 650 609 99 Mairehau Road, Burw rwood, w just off Marshlands Road BRING BRIN BR ING IN G THIS TH HIS I ADVERT ADV DVER ERT T IN AND AND D RECEIVE REC E EIIVE VE A 10% 10% 10 % DISCOUNT DISC DI SC COU OUNT NT ON ON YOUR YO OUR R ORDER ORD R ER R



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



Kaiapoi Podiatry

For All Your Foot Care Needs

Julia Home

NEW PATIENTS WELCOME Please ring to make an appointment Ph 327 4288

Master Plumber of the Year 2010 Canterbury owned and operated for over 60 years


Nat Dip Pod, SR Pod


• Garden tidy-ups • Rubbish removal • Rose pruning • Shrub and tree pruning • Lawn mowing • Lawn maintenance • 27 years experience

PO Box 68 Hawarden North Canterbury





Painters / Decorators


All Insurance Companies work welcome


• Tree Felling • Stockyards & Retainables • Specialising in Vineyards • Dairy Farm Conversions • Wooden Ornamental Gates • Earthquake Damage Repairs

Glass Repair



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Thursday February 5 2015

• Graffiti Removal • Blocked Drains • Pre Paint Cleaning • Moss & Algae Removal • Silicone Sealing (Brick & Block Work) • Concrete / Driveways / Ashphalt • Houses • Schools • Dairy Sheds


David Manning & Associates Registered valuers and property consultants – urban and rural 537 South Eyre Rd, RD2 Kaiapoi Also: 222 High St, Rangiora

Ph: (03) 312-0282 • Fax (03) 312-0283 • Cell (027) 240 7808





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

42 Charles Street, Kaiapoi

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Arthur Burke Ltd

North Canterbury’s Holden & Suzuki Dealership







on a Suzuki farmbike TF125 MUDBUG

LT-F300FL4 $9,995

DEPOSIT $3,467.67


LT-F/A400FL4 $12,695

DEPOSIT $4,367.67




Service: Ryan DDI 03 314 0134



Sales: Neville (03) 314 0135 or Craig 027 220 2341 Service: Tim (03) 314 0131

LT-A750XPL4 $16,995

DEPOSIT $5,801.00








RED HOT PLATE SALE. ON NOW. Offer valid on vehicles registered before 28 February 2015 or while stocks last. Not available with other offers. Private customers only.



LT-A500XPL4 $15,995

DEPOSIT $5,467.67


Sales: James DDI 03 314 0132


LT-A500XL4 $13,995

DEPOSIT $4,801.00

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