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Thursday February 12 2015 | Issue 636

High Five­O: Local man to take on challenge. — page 5

Earthmoving: The News takes a look at whats new. — page 23 ­ 24.

Real Estate: Nth Canty property sales. — page 31 ­ 35.

Kennel cough outbreak in NC By AMANDA BOWES

On track . . . An artists impression of the proposed new Farmers store in Rangiora which is due to open in August PHOTO: SUPPLIED. 2016.

New Farmers store in Rga on track to open August 2016 By ROBYN BRISTOW A new modern Farmers store in Rangiora is ‘‘on track’’ and likely to be open by August 2016. Chief financial officer Michael Power says it is hoped if all the consents are approved work should start in March­April. ‘‘We are keen to start and looking forward to getting the project under way,’’ says Mr Power. A resource consent for the project has been lodged with the Waimakariri District Council for the two­storey state­of­the­art building. Mr Power says it is aimed to provide customers with a modern, comfortable and safe and vastly improved shopping environment. The 6770 square metre building

will take up the entire site and include the department store, specialty stores and commercial office space. There will be a small area from Alfred Street which will have a loading area and some space for outdoor storage. Four specialty retail areas will take up part of the groundfloor and face out on to High Street. One will be one larger tenancy and three smaller ones. The Farmers Department store will take up the rest of the ground floor and part of the second floor with escalators, lifts and stairs providing access. There will also be a staff room and bathroom facilities. On the north side of the top storey there will be a commercial office tenancy of just over 800

square metres facing on to High Street which will be accessed through a separate entrance from Percival Street. Ignite Architects Ltd have designed the building, Beca are the consulting engineers while the resource consent planner is Town Planning Group. The project is being managed by Project Economic. Farmers, the building owners Mandeville Properties and the council have worked closely together to ensure the new store will best meet the needs of the district. The former Farmers building suffered extensive damage in successive Canterbury earthquakes and closed its doors on March 2, 2012. It was demolished in August 2013.

An outbreak of canine cough (Kennel Cough) in non­vaccinated dogs in the Hawarden area has local veterinarians worried. And Waikari veterinarian Nick Deane is pleading with dog owners to have their dogs vaccinated if they haven’t had the KC vaccine in over a year, to try to stop the outbreak in its tracks. The disease has affected about 30 dogs around Hawarden and while it seemed to have originated on farm it has now spread to the village and the wider Hurunui district. He is particularly worried as there are a lot of dog trials coming up and local agricultural and pastoral shows are not far away. Canine Cough is highly infectious and is caused by both bacteria and viruses. It can be easily spread through a dog inhaling droplets from an infected dog or the sharing of water bowls. The infection seen in the dogs around Hawarden is characterised by a persistent severe cough often mistaken as a grass

seed stuck in a dog’s throat. He says white foam being coughed up by dogs is a classic symptom. Dusty conditions haven’t helped, leaving dogs more prone to picking up the disease. Canine Cough ­ which is similar to whooping cough in humans ­ has an incubation period of two to 14 days, with the dog showing clinical signs for one to two weeks. But once the dog is free of symptoms, it can shed the virus or bacteria for another two to three months. The disease can lead to pneumonia, which can be treated with antibiotics, but the Canine Cough itself won’t completely respond as it almost always has a viral component. ‘‘Dogs need to be vaccinated at least 72 hours before coming into contact with other dogs at these events and if going into kennels should be done within six months. ‘‘The vaccine lasts a year but the best immunity is provided in a six month time frame.’’ Older dogs have a greater risk of developing secondary infections. Vaccinating is simple via an intranasal vaccine.

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Hurunui District Council Total Fire Ban

Hurunui District is now in a Prohibited Fire Season Water Restrictions

The entire Hurunui District is on water restrictions. Amberley Township, Waipara Township and Ashley Rural are all on Level Two Water Restrictions The rest of the district is on Level One Water Restrictions We have been able to identify some areas of high demand during these restrictions, and have found some of our rural customers have tampered with their restrictors - this is illegal. If you suspect that yours may have been tampered with please let us know. 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

• Grader 1 in the Waiau area • Grader 2 in the Hawarden area heading back towards the Amberley area • Drainage Onepunga Road

Public Meetings

12 Feb - Council Meeting 17 Feb - Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa Management Committee - Port Robinson Reserve Committee 18 Feb - Balmoral Water Users Meeting - Amberley Reserve Committee Meeting - Amuri Community Committee Meeting 19 Feb - Finance, Audit and Risk and Regulatory Mayor’s Diary

13 Feb - Patoea Farm Piggery Field Day 15 Feb - Balmoral Cricket

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

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Good season for wrybill The native wrybill, which has nested on the Ashley­Rakahuri riverbed for 1000s of years, has had one of their best seasons in recent times. The annual bird population survey in mid­November, organised by the Ashley­Rakahuri Rivercare Group, observed 24 wrybill, which is the highest number since regular surveys began in 2000. ‘‘The group’s efforts over the years in controlling predators and improving public awareness appears to be paying dividends,’’ says long­time member, Chris Martin. The improved numbers were reflected in more pairs breeding on the river, and of greater importance, more chicks reaching the flying stage. Birds arrived earlier than usual, and when combined with less disturbance and no major floods, this encouraged some pairs to breed twice, says group chairman Nick Ledgard. ‘‘I have only ever seen that once before on the Ashley,’’ he says. ‘‘But this year there were at least four pairs which nested twice ­ two of these fledged three chicks each’’. The adult bird pictured, which was colour banded on the river in 2008, is with a chick from her second brood. It has bred with the same male bird at the same site off Groyne 2 since 2009. Mr Ledgard says there has been a lot of recent comment on the drying­up of the Ashley­Rakahuri river but it has not had any affect on the native wrybill.

Encouraging signs . . . A banded adult wrybill on the Ashley­Rakahuri river with an almost­ PHOTO: NICK LEDGARD. fledged chick from her second brood. ‘‘Even though this may be occurring earlier than normal this summer, flows often cease below the Rangiora­Ashley road bridge in January/February.

‘‘By this time, most of the birds have fledged their chicks, and departed to the coast or their winter feeding grounds further north,’’ he says.

Pylons removed and lines buried By SHELLEY CALDWELL It is likely that the 1115 sections for sale at the Silverstream Estate residential subdivision, near Kaiapoi, would have been harder to sell without the developer’s $4.3 million promise to remove power pylons and bury overhead power lines from the site. Many of the sections, which had a starting price of $138,000, have now been sold. Last week, the four large pylons and overhead power lines crossing the subdivision were removed. The work took seven years of planning to complete and was done by Transpower in conjunction with the developer H Investments NZ Limited. The company’s owner­manager John Hayson said it was ‘‘hard to say’’ if the sections would have sold as well if the pylons and power lines had remained. ‘‘Most likely not,’’ he conceded. The company decided to do the expensive work because they wanted to

produce a quality development that created a desirable environment for people to live in. ‘‘We made a commitment then to remove these (the pylons and power lines) and have kept our word to have them removed.’’ Two power pylons will remain close to the estate, on a smaller subdivision of land on the corner of Island Road and Adderley Terrace. ‘‘There needs to be a transition point from the underground cables to the existing over­head cables and this is determined by the engineers and consultants in conjunction with Transpower. ‘‘We wanted to remove them completely from Silverstream and bought additional land outside of the development to complete this. However, everything has been designed to ensure that Transpower can continue to provide a reliable and safe supply of power, and much money was spent on the design to ensure this,’’ said Mr Hayson.

Transpower’s project manager, Simon Tucker, said the cables were installed in buried ducts surrounded by thermal backfill about two metres deep. Each of the two circuits had three 90mm thick, 800m long high voltage cables, and an earth wire for lightning and surge protection. Oscar Waghorn, who owns a lifestyle block at Fernside, is keen to buy one of the discarded 30m high Silverstream Estate pylons to install at his home as a garden feature, or possibly to use as a water tower. The developers, who own the discarded pylons, agreed to sell him one, but the deal ‘‘has been stymied by Transpower’’. Mr Waghorn has a functioning power pylon his property and others close by. ‘‘So what is one more? I bought the property knowing they were there.’’ He has no concerns about something ‘‘emitting 22,000 volts of electricity’’. ‘‘If you take a fluorescent tube outside and hold it up to the pylon it will light up. It’s a good party trick,’’ he said. ‘‘Does it do any harm? I don’t know.’’

Please Conserve Water Due to recent warm, dry weather conditions, demand on water supplies in the Waimakariri District has increased substantially, more particularly for the Woodend, Cust and Oxford urban supplies. Typically at this time of year, the demand is intensified by garden and lawn watering. The Waimakariri District Council asks residents to please use water wisely for these, especially on hot summer days. If everyone reduces their water usage, this will avert the need to apply water restrictions through the summer period.

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An initiative between a trucking company and two Southbrook schools is improving the safety of local children. A concern for public safety led to staff at Allied Concrete’s Rangiora plant approaching Rangiora New Life and Southbrook Schools last year to explore solutions for one of the busiest school crossings in Canterbury, North Canterbury police school community officer Senior Constable Ken Terry says. Mr Terry says Waimakariri’s growing population is putting pressure on traffic flows on Southbrook Road putting the safety of school children at risk and it was unclear how the new Pak ’n Save and other developments around Southbrook would impact on the road in future. ‘‘It’s certainly at the maximum of our threshold to operate as a crossing and it’s only going to get worse. ‘‘It’s the sheer volume of traffic rather than the speed and some of the behaviours of motorists have been unacceptable, including swearing at our students. ‘‘These are year 7 and 8 students ­ 11­ and 12­year­olds ­ who are doing an amazing job.’’ Mr Terry says while he is unaware of any injuries on the crossing, there have been other incidents around the Southbrook area, including a student being knocked off a bike last year. Rangiora New Life students operate the crossing in the mornings from 8.30am to 9am and Southbrook students in the afternoons from 3pm to 3.25pm. Southbrook School deputy principal Richard Blackmore says the initiative started in the second half of last year

Road safety . . . Senior Constable Ken Terry gives some tips to Southbrook School’s road patrol on Thursday. PHOTO: SOUTHBROOK SCHOOL when Allied Concrete Rangiora manager Ken Tootell and driver Keith Grieve approached the two schools and offered their assistance. ‘‘Whenever the trucks approach the crossing and they can see the patrol operating they put their hazard lights on to let them know they are ready to stop and the kids communicate with

hand signals to let them know if they need them to stop. ‘‘We experimented with it last year and found it worked brilliantly.’’ Mr Tootell says his staff were concerned for the safety of motorists on Railway Street, which the concrete trucks turn on to from the Station Road plant, as well as the safety of children on the crossing. ‘‘It all came from a health and safety point of view and a concern for the safety of the kids and other motorists.’’ He says the concrete trucks with trailers can weigh as much as 45 tonnes when they are full, creating safety concerns with stopping distances. He is keen to talk with other truck companies to further explore options for improving safety. Pak ’n Save is proposing to install traffic lights to assist traffic shopping at the new supermarket, while the Waimakariri District Council is planning to replace the Southbrook Road and South Belt roundabout with traffic lights. Mr Blackmore says if the council does install the lights his school ‘‘would probably do away with the existing crossing and walk our kids down to the lights’’. ‘‘It would be much safer, but it could be a year away or it could be three years away.’’ In future traffic from the north and west of Rangiora could be diverted by a by­pass and the proposed traffic lights will make a difference. But in the meantime Mr Terry is asking motorists ‘‘to give school patrols a break’’. ‘‘If you see them operating and there are a number of children waiting and there’s no gap, then make a gap.’’

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Feedback sought on Bay bylaw powered trikes, drones and model aircraft are also being considered. Mr Ayers says the council is also keen to protect wildlife in the Ashley/Rakahuri and Saltwater Creek estuarine areas. Ashley/Rakahuri is a nationally important area where the birds feed and nest. ‘‘The main competing interests in these areas are between swimmers and walkers and people who want to bring vehicles on to the beach, whether for fishing and white baiting and other recreational use, and also horse riding. ‘‘We really don’t want trail bikes or ATVs in the dunes. But we recognise there is some legitimate use of vehicles. White baiters have a lot of gear and some are elderly or disabled, so we are allowing vehicles into white baiting areas.’’

Mr Ayers says the proposed changes do not cover all of the issues, particularly in regard to the surrounding roads in beach settlements and the council is well aware of issues around enforcement. ‘‘We recognise that enforcement is going to be a difficult thing, but if you don’t have a bylaw you don’t have anything to enforce.’’ More information about the proposed changes can be found at any council service or library, or via the council’s website. Information meetings will also be held at Woodend Community Centre on Tuesday, February 17, from 4pm to 7pm, and at the Waikuku Beach Hall on Saturday, February 21, from 9am to 12pm. Written submissions close on March 11 and will be heard on March 25 and 26.

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Feedback is being sought on proposed changes to the Northern Pegasus Bay bylaw. Waimakariri Mayor David Ayers says the council is keen for public feedback on proposed changes to how recreational use is managed at the district’s beaches. ‘‘It doesn’t satisfy everybody, but we are trying to reach a balance between different interests.’’ The council is keen for feedback on whether vehicles, including trail bikes and ATVs, should be allowed on beaches, whether access should be provided for horses at Pines Beach and whether people should be able to scatter or bury the ashes of a deceased person on the beach. Issues around freedom camping, dogs, kite surfing, sand yachts, microlights,

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that think they can leave their household waste at the public recycling bins and we are disappointed this is happening,’’ Mr Essenberg says. ‘‘This behaviour leads to rates increases, as the general ratepayer has to foot the bill for collection and disposal.’’ Mayor Winston Gray is calling on locals and visitors to assist council staff in keeping the streets clean. ‘‘Overall, the town is having a great summer, but people should help look after our town by doing the right thing or reporting people they see not looking after our environment.’’ The council says most people want to do the right thing, but there are people who throw their litter around and leave waste at the public bins. People, who litter, or leave their waste in public places are being dealt with, and council staff have issued several infringement notices this season. Some of these have been a result of complaints from members of the public, so the council is urging people to come forward if they observe anti­social behaviour. Anti­social behaviour includes littering, putting household waste in public bins and not using the public toilets.

Cowboy Challenge Horses will be put through their paces and over, through and around obstacles next weekend during a Cowboy Challenge at Bryan McVicar’s 20 hectare property near Amberley. Around 30 riders have entered from throughout the South Island to take part in the challenge where horses will ride through a tunnel, push through broom and gorse and negotiate a series of obstacles at the terraced property at 222 Cramptons Bush Road. The event is to help competitors in the build up to the Mckenzie challenge being held at the McKenzie show at Easter. The Cowboy Challenge was developed by American Craig Cameron, a very skilled horseman who wanted a competition that challenged the skills and horsemanship of cowboys and girls. Bryan says New Zealand is one of the strongest countries in the world for horsemanship, a natural form of riding which relies on the understanding between horse and rider. Competitors wear cowboy attire ­ boots, hats and long sleeved shirts ­ with all established combinations competing in Western saddles. Beginners, however, can use whatever they have. The Challenge on February 14 will have

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Enjoying going places By ROBYN BRISTOW Amberley man Andrew Hodgkinson enjoys the places running takes him. ‘‘I love being on a trail or on top of a mountain. That is more enjoyable than the running,’’ he says. So when he had the opportunity to join Kiwi adventurer, Mal Law, for one day of his epic High Five­O challenge to climb 50 peaks, run the equivalent of 50 off­road marathons in the space of just 50 days and raise $250,000 for the Mental Health Foundation, he did not hesitate. He is one of many who will accompany and help Mal for a day to achieve his goal, raise money for the foundation and awareness of Mental Health. So on March 11, just three days after competing in a triathlon at Motutapu near Wanaka where he will ride a mountain bike for 47km, Andrew will join Mal for Day 33 of his challenge and run up Angelus Peak in the Nelson Lakes. Day 33 is considered one of hardest with a degree of difficulty labelled as ‘extreme’ ­ 46kms, 2400m of elevation gain and an estimated 11 to 12 hours to complete.

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‘‘Bring it on!’’ says Andrew who with a mate Steve Watts from Templeton, who will join him on Day 33, has already had a test run over 70 percent of the trail during the holidays. ‘‘It is pretty steep. But we will be fine,’’ he says. He hopes Mal, who is five days into his epic journey, will be going slightly slower

come the day 33 stint. Andrew understands the toll a long day running can take on your body and is in awe of Mal being able to keep going day after day. ‘‘He is incredible. Our job is to help him achieve his goal.’’ His experience included the Kepler Challenge, the Motatapu Adventure Race, the Routeburn, the Coast to Coast as a team and many off road runs with flat road running not appealing as much because it is ‘‘boring’’ and doesn’t take him to places. Andrew has been training on the Port Hills and in Arthurs Pass up to 14 hours a week. Mt Grey, on his doorstep is out of bounds at the moment because of the dry conditions. But he feels he is in good steed to conquer Angelus Peak. ‘‘I’m confident that I can finish the run ­ with a lot of training ­ on my own but really need your help to achieve my fundraising goal.’’ To assist Mal and the thousands of Mental Health sufferers in New Zealand go to http://www.fundraiseonline.co.nz/ AndrewHodgkinson/.

Youth get ready for a big year Waimakariri’s young people are getting set for another big year. Waimakariri District Council youth development co­ordinator Tina Curry says a big concert and another edition of Centre Stage are planned over the next few months. She says WaiYouth and the Waimakariri Youth Council are launching their 2015 recruitment drives, boosted by the success of last year, which included organising New Zealand’s biggest under­18 concert featuring up and coming international artist Broods. The Centre Stage teen talent competition proved to be a huge success,

Tina says, while the year ended with ‘‘Aqua Saturday pool parties’’ at Rangiora’s Dudley Pool, thanks to the support of Christchurch radio station 91ZM. Youth council members also attended a team building and networking weekend in Wellington. Tina says 2015 promises to be bigger and better. ‘‘WaiYouth are already planning our next big concert to be held at Rangiora Town Hall on the 2nd of May and part two of Centre Stage to be held in June. ‘‘We also plan to have a scholarship in a local high school in Youth Week and

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POLITICAL COMMENT

by Stuart Smith - MP for Kaikoura

Waitangi Day is Significant rain needed to quell fire danger an important day

Dear Editor, To the person or persons who have been going around lighting fires, just for the hell of it, our firemen are all volunteers and do not get paid for fighting the fires and are on call 24 hours, seven days week.

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You are not only putting the people and their property at risk but also the firemen. They still have to get up in the mornings and go to work and at the moment they are all very tired. It is not only the firemen that suffer but also their families as they get woken up in the middle of the night as well. If you have got nothing better to do with your time maybe you should apply to be a volunteer fire person. Then you will see what is like to drag a hose full of water around in the heat of the day, breathing in smoke, your eyes stinging and sore from dust and smoke, then going home with all your clothes and skin smelling of smoke. Yours, Kathy Bush, Oxford. Fireman’s wife.

As I write this, the temperature is rising again after a brief reprieve last week with some rain falling randomly around North Canterbury. Some areas had a useful rainfall while others received none and remain very dry. But until significant rain falls across the district, fire danger will remain extreme, and water and stock feed supplies challenging. While I would like to think that by the time you read this we’ll have had a good rain, it will still be some time before fire risk and feed supply return to normal. We’ve had too many fires this summer already, much avoidable, causing loss of property and risk to life. I am making a plea on behalf of our Fire Services to take every precaution to avoid any more. Every time our Volunteer Fire Brigades and Rural Fire Teams are called out they voluntarily drop their work, leave their businesses and families to fight the fire at considerable personal risk. Fighting fire is exhausting work particularly in high temperatures and our Fire Teams don’t need any more. Thank you and well done to our Rural

Fire Teams who spent a Saturday of their own time recently, training with helicopters to ensure they are efficient and safe while loading water. Aircraft now play an essential role controlling fires and often make the difference between containing a fire and it becoming uncontrollable. As the hill and high country has dried out and reached extreme risk many of our roads and recreation tracks have been closed to the public. The Molesworth and Rainbow roads are closed and Hanmer Springs Recreation Track and Manuka Bay networks are closed due to high risk. While people may feel aggrieved and inconvenienced by closures, they need to balance that with the risks to themselves and others, to vegetation, forestry, and property; it is a small price to pay. Dry seasons like we are experiencing are not unusual for us older North Cantabrians but for new­comers and younger people this may be a new challenge. I am sure we can rely on those with experience to keep an eye on your neighbour and be of assistance to those feeling the stress.

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useful life span of the asset, by which time we are told that the funds gathered are available so that the asset can be readily replaced. So, clearly the ratepayers are paying twice, firstly the original purchase, and secondly, for the eventual replacement. And we are told that this is inter­ generational equity. It is also interesting to say that this depreciation rating accounts for roughly one third of all rates paid. Another matter of course is:­ Where does the accumulating fund appear in the council’s annual financial reports? The above comments are not aimed specifically at our council, I know full well that it is something imposed upon them by central government. Yours, Trevor Court, Rangiora.

Dear Editor, The item on page 5 in The News, February 5, ‘Infrastructure benefits seen’ simply demands some sort of response. I do not understand the logic of rating for depreciation. There is no accounting practice that I know of that supports the concept of paying cash for what is a simple accounting adjustment to the book value of various assets. Cash simply does not enter into it. Ignorance of that fact means that ratepayers will be paying twice for any new asset. Firstly they front up with the true cost price, commonly made possible by borrowing. Secondly, councils start rating for the calculated depreciation. Theoretically this continues during the

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New staff . . . Gavin Murdoch (left), Tennille Murdoch, Doug Palmer, Riina Hanninen, PHOTO: AMANDA BOWES. Principal Neil Wilkinson, Maddison Harris, Holly Jackson, Tori McCulloch.

New staff welcomed By AMANDA BOWES Amuri Area School has welcomed seven new teachers to the fold, two of them from overseas. Doug Palmer has left Rangiora High School to teach at Amuri. As Head of Science, he is no stranger to Culverden, having taught at Amuri Area School in the 1990s. Tennille Murdoch is teaching Years One and Two after a year in Kuala Lumpur and Orewa prior to that. Her husband, Gavin, is teaching outdoor education and is mad about the outdoors, enjoying surfing, rock climbing and swimming. Holly Jackson has shifted from Hawke’s Bay and is married to a local dairy farmer. She is teaching science, biology and senior science and enjoys playing netball, tennis and also likes diving and

other outdoor pursuits. Tori McCulloch is a second year teacher who last year taught at Waitaki Valley. She is teaching Years One and Two and working with Tennille. From the other side of the world, Riina Hanninen has travelled from Finland to Culverden for six months of her gap year. She has been in the North Island for six months teaching at a junior school, helping students with English as a second language. Maddison Harris has left Alabama to do an internship in New Zealand. She is learning how to teach maths and will be at Amuri Area School for one term. She will return to the States after this and will graduate as a teacher in July. Principal, Neil Wilkinson, says it is great to have the new mix of teachers at the school and that they are all enjoying living in the Amuri district.

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freshwater lake thousands of kilometres away in a Mongolian National Park. She has already visited Khuvsgul nuur while on tour with Britton Adventures. It is the second most voluminous freshwater lake in Asia, holding 70 percent of Mongolia’s fresh water and 0.4 percent of all fresh water in the world. Mischeal says bikes from the tour were presented to some of the park rangers patrolling the National Park, which the lake is in. Normally they would use horses but bikes gave them greater freedom to patrol the millions of acres in the huge park. ‘‘I had such an awesome time over there I want to return something,’’ she says. Meanwhile the spruce up at the original home has made it bright and fresh and includes yellow toilet doors. ‘‘This is a bit innovative in the dementia world. ‘‘It has brought a lot of comments and even though it is a small change it has made a huge difference in helping residents keep their independence through being able to recognise where the toilet is.’’ The two separate units now operate more as one with a gate being opened up between them and residents can walk through to each secure unit. ‘‘They are now more interactive for residents on both sides.’’

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The extreme fire risk has forced the Amuri Lions Club to cancel its Four Wheel Drive Tour on February 22. The tour was to have travelled on the Lowry Range and included the properties of Palmside, Limestone Glens, Wynard and Kaiwara. Spokesperson Alan Davie­Martin said it was just too dry to contemplate holding the event so it is ‘‘cancelled for now’’. He was unsure if the fundraising event might be held later in March or April if conditions changed.

Scholarship winner . . . Zane Purdom with his wife Kim, and daughters, Aspen, aged 7, PHOTO BY SHELLEY TOPP and Raven , aged 11. he said. ‘‘The Smiles mural project was a combined effort between the 7400 Upgrade team and students from Rangiora Borough School,’’ he said. The mural proved a huge hit with the community, and because of this the 7400 Upgrade team is hoping to help Zane create more in the High Street area. If anyone can offer a suitable space to create a new mural please let the Waimakariri District Council know. The scholarship is sponsored by the Port Blakely Companies, a United States­based family­owned forestry and forestry­products business. The environmentally­minded Port Blakely Companies, which formed Blakely Pacific in 1993, own and manage forests in the South Island and North Island of New Zealand. The companies are ‘‘committed to cultivating a healthy world through the support of sustainable community development and the responsible management of forest resources.’’

Waste Waimakariri is one step closer to having a three­bin collection, after the council voted to included the option in the draft 2015­2025 Long Term Plan. The Waimakariri District Council voted to set aside $300,000 over the 2016/2017 and 2017/2018 financial years, but Mayor David Ayers says this will be subject to public feedback through the submission process and there will be some flexibility including the option of a user pays system. ‘‘We are still really interested in the submissions. ‘‘This is really only the halfway point. We are investigating opportunities for more choice. ‘‘It’s a possible to have bins with barcodes, which the truck can read when the bins are lifted, so it becomes user pays. It could be done by a rebate on rates.’’ The draft LTP is due to go out for public consultation next month.

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Rangiora graphic artist Zane Purdom, has been awarded a Port Blakely scholarship for his community work. The scholarship involves a two­day workshop with the inspirational community builder and visual artist Milenko Matanovic. Milenko was born in Slovenia but now lives in the United States where in 1986 he founded the Pomegranate Centre at Issaquah, near Washington State, to foster the arts, creative thinking and community involvement. His belief is that ‘‘magic happens when art, creative thinking and community join forces.’’ Zane will attend the workshop at the Teahouse at Riccarton Park on February 17 and 18. He learnt about the scholarships through his volunteer work on the 7400 Upgrade community projects in Rangiora. ‘‘Milenko Matanovic, like myself, has a background in the arts so it will be interesting to see his point of view on getting a community together to achieve something,’’ Zane said. He isn’t sure yet how attending the Christchurch Building Communities Workshop will influence his community work. ‘‘For the better, I hope. I am more artistically orientated so this scholarship should give me the ability to motivate people/groups,’’ he said. Although Zane has a busy life with work and family, he still manages to find time for volunteer community work which he enjoys. He helped organise the Faces On The Fence campaign and set up the Rangiora Smiles mural project. ‘‘It feels great when you walk down the street and you think to yourself I did that off my own bat, nobody paid me to do it,’’

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Kaiapoi celebrates Waitangi Day By SHELLEY TOPP ‘‘We are a multi­cultural country built on the foundation of a bi­cultural marriage.’’ This was the eloquent observation made by Kaiapoi High School’s head boy, Tom Kelly, during his speech at the Waitangi Day Family Celebrations in Kaiapoi last Friday. A small crowd braved the bitterly cold weather to attend the morning ceremony in Trousselot Park. After weeks of blistering heat, the celebration was dogged by the first signs of autumn with an icy easterly and a dusting of snow on the hills to the west. The Kaiapoi Brass Band kept the crowd entertained before a wonderful performance from the Kaiapoi North School’s kapa haka group, who bravely stripped down to their traditional Maori costumes for their waiata despite the cold. After that, special guests Rawiri Te Maire Tau, director of the Ngai Tahu Research Centre at Canterbury University, and Waimakariri Mayor David Ayers were invited to speak. Tom Kelly spoke after them, followed by and Kaiapoi High School’s head girl Nerissa McDowell. Then came the Kaiapoi High School kapa haka group who were in fine voice performing their waiata. They closed their performance with an impromptu haka led by Toi Te Whata. Master of ceremonies and Kaiapoi singer Sharon Russell marked the end of the official celebrations with a gorgeous version of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah. Later she coaxed two tiny tots Lily­ Rose Gilling (4) and her sister Savannah Gilling (5) from the crowd to join her on the band rotunda to sing the Oscar award­winning song Let It Go from the popular Disney movie Frozen. They were joined on the band rotunda by teens Cydnee Bowen, Destiny Robson and Layla McDowell, and received a big ovation from the crowd for their efforts.

Dressing up for the occasion . . . Charlotte Miller (8, left), with her sister Lydia (5) and brother Luke (10) dressed up in the Victorian style to attend the Waitangi Day celebrations at Trousselot Park in Kaiapoi last Friday.

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Contrasting weather . . . The backdrop to Hawarden blurred by dust one day and coated PHOTOS: AMANDA BOWES. in snow the next.

Weather over the decades Rain has helped dampen down the dust in North Canterbury with most areas receiving between 10mm and 20mm on Monday. It is welcome relief for farmers but substantial falls are still needed to help turn the dry conditions around. It is also hoped the rain has given fire fighters a chance to regroup and catch some well earned sleep after a hectic few weeks where major and smaller fires have kept volunteers on the run. Last week there was a major fire in the Oxford district which burnt through paddocks, shelter belts and farm sheds before being brought to a halt. It followed smaller fires around Cust and in other areas of North Canterbury. Dust storms have been a major nuisance in the Hawarden area with the hills disappearing one day and in stark contrast re­appearing the next with a liberal dose of snow on them. Long time Waipara resident John McCaskey hopes the dry conditions being experienced in North Canterbury do not turn into a three year stretch like they did in the 1972­1973­1974 seasons. He says there has only been two notable rain events in 2014 ­ April and June ­ much of which flooded out to sea. ‘‘Since then nothing,’’ says Mr McCaskey. He likens it to 1972 which he says started out with a ‘‘screaming nor­wester, which snapped the heads of barley crops and lifted threshed straw out to the ‘‘Chathams’’. ‘‘My diary notes show March was very dry and July­August­September were very­ very­very dry. This prompted me to build a storage dam filled from the winter flow of the Weka Creek. ‘‘It worked. I grew trial plots of Maize/ Sudan/Sudax the results of which were outstanding ­ but uneconomic at that time. However to achieve 33 ton of field tomatoes off two acres gave a clear lesson of the value of ‘the magic fertiliser’ ­ water!,’’ says Mr McCaskey. The following year ­ 1973 ­ opened with a fire at Glenmark followed up by a dust storm repeated again by nor­westers on March 16 and April 23. ‘‘Then there was the dust storm of May 9 which received television coverage,’’ he says. ‘‘The late Dr Meikleham elected to drive along the grass on State Highway 7 (Waipara flat) rather than risk staying on the bitumen, to do his rounds! ‘‘A total of 33mm of rain then fell on May 13 then snow fell on Mt Grey on May 21. ‘‘Stock feed relief came in the form of hay railed, at no cost from North Otago, and distributed at Waipara station under Federated Farmers supervision. ‘‘By June 10 Minister of Agriculture Barclay and Kerry Burke MP came to Waipara to discuss irrigation ­ 13 years later water flowed in the tiny Glenmark Irrigation Scheme, harvested from the winter flow of the Weka Creek ­ now 31 years ago,’’ he says. It was slightly better in 1974. But his diary in January 1975 noted it was ‘‘very­ very­very dry’’

‘‘Then the August nor­wester hit and flattened Balmoral Forest. Enter Terry Heiler and the team from the New Zealand Agricultural Engineering Institute at Lincoln who proceeded to do all the basic design for the Glenmark scheme. ‘‘Forward to 1992 ­ the cold year, snow. My Press cutting from July 1993 states July as ‘being the driest on record’. It was also the year when the effects of the 1991 Mt Pinatubo eruption were easily noted by unripe grape harvests due to lack of heat. ‘‘Then on to 1998 with the Press announcing ‘It was a real drought year’.’’ Mr McCaskey says the basic premise of the Glenmark design was to store water equivalent to 12 inches per ha allowing for four waterings of 75mm through the spring/ early summer period to bring crops/feed to maturity. ‘‘The real effect was the opportunity for diversification as obvious to anyone travelling through the valley today. ‘‘The big pity of it all is that the scheme was truncated when its extension right up to the Omihi saddle made common sense ­ too late,’’ he says. Mr McCaskey says he can not get his head around the ‘‘carry­on’’ in recent times over proposed irrigation schemes, especially in the Hurunui area. ‘‘Why would any farmer mortgage his life and that of his family to build an irrigation scheme ­ the Waitohi duckpond ­ when it is actually NZ Inc that needs the recently projected increases in production to satisfy the demand for cheap food and overseas funds that will benefit all when his return will be, typically, as usual, the drops left in the bucket?’’ ‘‘Forget the expensive Waitohi duckpond ­ get back to basics. ‘‘The only sensible option for the Hurunui area, for both domestic and irrigation is to do the obvious ­ raise Lake Sumner three to four metres and set the area up for the next hundred years with the best water on the planet ­ taxpayer funded. ‘‘That would allow our rainfall recharged aquifers and streams to recuperate. ‘‘I ask objectors if they’ve driven through the Haast Pass ­ beautiful isn’t it? But on their criteria that road wouldn’t be allowed to happen today ­ might break some bush or squash a gecko!’’ Footnote: ‘‘The Press in Nov 1949 noted it was ‘‘the driest for 30 years’’. Three months later ­ Ferurary b 7, 1950 a fire started at Pigeon (Frog) Rock in the Weka Pass and was stopped just short of Mackenzies Rd burning over 2000 acres and nearly 1000 sheep. The season tally for rabbits taken off ‘‘Hitchen Hills’’ was 8000! And, lambs were worth 36/­ (shillings!),’’ says Mr McCaskey. Following the Cheviot earthquake of January 1951 came 187.5mm of rain and the following January 1952 saw the Ashley River flowing across State Highway One at Woodend ­ then 1953 heralded in a wet harvest, 1956 saw another fire start at Frog Rock. By March headlines were ‘‘Severest drought in history broken’’. What’s new?’’


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Taiwan students visit Rga Taiwanese students have enjoyed a cultural exchange in Rangiora this week. Rangiora New Life School has begun the year hosting 16 students from Ming­ Hua Junior High School in Kaohsiung in southern Taiwan. Principal Brian Seatter says the 13­15 year old students were welcomed with powhiri in the school’s events centre on Monday, along with their principal and some of their parents. They were joined by eight students from neighbouring school Long­Hua Primary School, who spent their time at Halswell Primary School in Christchurch after attending the powhiri. Ming­Hua School principal Yu­Chun Chan (James) says it is his third visit New Zealand, having visited previously during his time as principal of another Taiwanese junior high school, which formed a sister school relationship with a North Island school. Mr Yu­Chan says he hopes a similar relationship can be formed between Rangiora New Life School and Ming­ Hua. ‘‘It will depend on the parents, but we hope to. We normally visit schools in

Korea and Japan, but we prefer here ­ but the price is very high.’’ The two Taiwanese schools spent three days with their respective schools, before heading down to Mt Cook last week and then returning to Taiwan. They also visited Willowbank Wildlife Park during their stay. Mr Yu­Chan says Ming­Hua School has 1900 students, which is smaller than his previous junior high school which had 4000 students. Long­Hua School has 3000 students and is the largest primary school in its region. Kaohsiung has a population of 2.77 million and is one of the largest cities in Taiwan. The visit was supported by Christchurch Educated, which has received government funding to help grow international exchanges in the Greater Christchurch area following the earthquakes. ‘‘It’s an important part of New Zealand kids upbringing that they are able to have good, strong cultural exchanges,’’ project manager Gus Fahey says. ‘‘In a global community it’s important to have personal knowledge of ideas rather than just reading it on the internet.’’

Cam River cleans up award A North Canterbury river has been recognised in the national river awards. The Cam River, which flows between Rangiora and Kaiapoi and has had a reputation for being polluted, has taken out third place in the New Zealand River Awards. It won the award for being one of the most improved rivers in the country, with the judges determining the placings from more than 1100 freshwater sites throughout the country. The awards are an initiative of the Morgan Foundation, a charitable trust with a focus on conservation and natural environment enhancement. The aim is to encourage councils and communities to clean up their rivers and to draw attention to work that was already being done. The 2014 awards looked specifically at phosphorus levels in freshwater rivers and were based around improvements in concentrations of dissolved reactive phosphorus (DRP) in river water over the last 10 years. The Cam River was the subject of heated debate around the Waimakariri District Council table as its condition deteriorated in the 1990s due to sedimentation caused mostly by stock and made worse by subdivision of farmland, leaving some block holders with no choice but to rely on streams to water stock. On top of that, wastewater was discharged in to the South Brook, a tributary of the Cam. One of the human­ derived sources of phosphorus comes from wastewater treatment plant discharges. Excess phosphorus, a nutrient that affected the growth of algae and slimes on

Freshwater . . . North Canterbury’s Cam River has won third place in the New Zealand PHOTO: DAVID HILL River Awards. riverbeds, and could smother the habitat of freshwater organisms, did little for the health of the river. In 2006 the Waimakariri District Council stopped discharging wastewater into the South Brook. The reduction in phosphorus indicates this upgrade is a major contributing factor to the lower nutrient levels present in the Cam River. Waimakariri District Council utilities and roading manager Gerard Cleary says the work done to remove wastewater treatment plant discharge from the South Brook is a significant step toward improving water quality levels of both the South Brook and the Cam. ‘‘The council is pleased that the Cam River has received this recognition for the improvement of nutrient levels in the river.’’

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Couple proud of theatre A Kaikoura couple is proud of the success of Kaikoura’s community theatre, which is thanks largely to their fundraising efforts. Melville and Julie Syme took on the challenge late in 2012 of leading the efforts to raise more $120,000 for the Kaikoura Community Theatre Inc to purchase a digital 3D projector, a new rollup screen, a five year warranty and fire proof curtains for the Mayfair Theatre on Westend. ‘‘We were given the challenge at the end of 2012 and then in February 2013 we found out what was required and realised we only had until November to raise the funds,’’ theatre patron Mr Syme says. He says $30,000 was raised by the community at a time when there are other big fundraising projects in Kaikoura, and the rest came from corporate donations and grants. ‘‘It concerned us a lot that we were competing against the hospital, but we didn’t have much choice and the community really got in behind it.’’ When Mayfair Theatre re­opened on November 10, 2013, with the new 35mm digital projector the committee was just $10,000 short, but this shortfall was soon made up as locals flocked to see films like The Hobbit: The Desolation of

Smaug, The Water Diviner, The Butler, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Thor: The Dark World, One Chance and Mr Pip. The first film to be screened with the new digital equipment was the Sir Edmund Hillary film Beyond the Edge. ‘‘It’s proving to be really successful. They are now employing a manager and they’ve got two other paid employees working in the shop to sell tickets,’’ says Mr Syme, who says he has since stepped back into the background to concentrate on other activities. ‘‘I understand from the figures, more than 10,000 people went through in the first 11 months from November 2013. ‘‘We are really thrilled. The whole thing has been a success. It used to be a money juggling exercise to keep it going, but our treasurer is now saying he’s never had so much money to work with.’’ The Mayfair Theatre changed from private to community ownership about 25 years ago, when Kaikoura Community Theatre Inc was established and purchased the theatre. For more information about the Mayfair Theatre contact (03) 3195859, email mayfairkk@mayfairkaikoura.co.nz or go to http://www.mayfairkaikoura.co.nz/ .

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ROUND 8

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ROUND 9

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ROUND 10

FRIDAY, APRIL 10: Blues v Brumbies, 19.35

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SATURDAY, APRIL 4: Chiefs v Blues, 19.35 Brumbies v Cheetahs, 21.40

SATURDAY, APRIL 11: Crusaders v Highlanders, 19.35 Waratahs v Stormers, 21.40 Force v Cheetahs, 23.45

SUNDAY, APRIL 5: Sharks v Crusaders, 2.00 Lions v Bulls, 3.05

SUNDAY, APRIL 12: Bulls v Reds, 1.00 Lions v Sharks, 3.05

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BYE Force, Highlanders, Waratahs

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ROUND D 11

SATURDAY, MAY 2: Blues v Force, 17.30 Hurricanes v Crusaders, 19.35 Rebels v Chiefs, 21.40

SATURDAY, MAY 9: Hurricanes v Sharks, 19.35 Force v Waratahs, 21.40

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SUNDAY, MAY 10: Lions v Highlanders, 1.00 Stormers v Brumbies, 3.05

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BYE Bulls, Cheetahs, Chiefs

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SUNDAY, MAY 3: Cheetahs v Stormers, 3.05 Bulls v Lions, 5.10 BYE Reds

ROUND D 18

QUALIFIERS FRIDAY, JUNE 19 SATURDAY, JUNE 20

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ROUND 13

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6: SUNDAY, APRIL 26: Lions v Cheetahs, 3.05 05 Stormers v Bulls, 5.10 0 Reds v Hurricanes, 18.0 8.05

ROUND 16

SUNDAY, MARCH 15: Stormers v Chiefs, 2.00 Cheetahs v Sharks., 4.05

SUNDAY, MARCH 22: Bulls v Force, 4.05 Sharks v Chiefs, 6.10 Waratahs v Brumbies, 18.05

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BYE Brumbies

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LIONS

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ROUND 15

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SATURDAY, MARCH 21: Crusaders v Cheetahs, 19.35

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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22: Stormers v Blues, 4.05 Sharks v Lions, 6.10

SUNDAY, MARCH 1: Bulls v Sharks, 4.05 Lions v Stormers, 6.10

BYE Highlanders

BYE Cheetahs

ROUND 8

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ROUND 9

SUNDAY, MARCH 8: Cheetahs v Bulls, 4.05 05 Stormers v Sharks, 6.1 .10 BYE Crusaders, Hurrica canes, Rebels

ROUND 10

FRIDAY, APRIL 10: Blues v Brumbies, 19.35

FRIDAY, APRIL 17: Crusaders v Chiefs, 19.35

SATURDAY, APRIL 4: Chiefs v Blues, 19.35 Brumbies v Cheetahs, 21.40

SATURDAY, APRIL 11: Crusaders v Highlanders, 19.35 Waratahs v Stormers, 21.40 Force v Cheetahs, 23.45

SUNDAY, APRIL 5: Sharks v Crusaders, 2.00 Lions v Bulls, 3.05

SUNDAY, APRIL 12: Bulls v Reds, 1.00 Lions v Sharks, 3.05

SATURDAY, APRIL 18: Hurricanes v Waratahs, 16.30 Highlanders v Blues, 19.35 Brumbies v Rebels, 21.40 Force v Stormers, 23.45

BYE Force, Highlanders, Waratahs

BYE Chiefs, Hurricanes, Rebels

ROUND D 11

SATURDAY, MAY 2: Blues v Force, 17.30 Hurricanes v Crusaders, 19.35 Rebels v Chiefs, 21.40

SATURDAY, MAY 9: Hurricanes v Sharks, 19.35 Force v Waratahs, 21.40

SATURDAY, MAY 16: Hurricanes v Chiefs, 19.35 Waratahs v Sharks, 21.40

SUNDAY, MAY 10: Lions v Highlanders, 1.00 Stormers v Brumbies, 3.05

SUNDAY, MAY 17: Lions v Brumbies, 3.05 Cheetahs v Highlanders, 5.10

BYE Bulls, Cheetahs, Chiefs

BYE Crusaders, Force, Stormers

BYE Lions

BYE Sharks

SUNDAY, MAY 3: Cheetahs v Stormers, 3.05 Bulls v Lions, 5.10 BYE Reds

ROUND D 18

QUALIFIERS FRIDAY, JUNE 19 SATURDAY, JUNE 20

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SATURDAY, MAY 23: Blues v Hurricanes, 19.35 Waratahs v Crusaders, 21.40 Force v Highlanders, 23.45

SATURDAY, MAY 30: Sharks v Rebels, 5.10 Force v Reds, 21.40

SATURDAY, JUNE 6: Rebels v Bulls, 17.30 Blues v Crusaders, 19.35 Reds v Chiefs, 21.40

SATURDAY, JUNE 13 13: Brumbies v Crusaders, s, 17.30 Chiefs v Hurricanes, 19 19.35 Waratahs v Reds, 21.40 40

SUNDAY, JUNE 7: Cheetahs v Waratahs, 1.00 Stormers v Lions, 3.05

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ROUND 14

SATURDAY, APRIL 25: 25 Crusaders v Blues, 19.3 9.35 Waratahs v Rebels, 21 21.40

FRIDAY, JUNE 5: Hurricanes v Highlanders, 19.35 Force v Brumbies, 23.00

BYE Blues

ROUND 13

FRIDAY, MAY 15: Blues v Bulls, 19.35 Reds v Rebels, 21.40

FRIDAY, MAY 29: Crusaders v Hurricanes, 19.35 Brumbies v Bulls, 21.40

SUNDAY, MAY 31: Stormers v Cheetahs, 3.05 Lions v Waratahs, 5.10

ROUND 12

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BYE Brumbies

FRIDAY, MAY 8: Crusaders v Reds, 19.35 Rebels v Blues, 21.40

SUNDAY, APRIL 19: Sharks v Bulls, 3.05 Cheetahs v Reds, 5.10

ROUND 17

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BYE Blues, Reds, Stormers

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SUNDAY, MARCH 29: Sharks v Force, 4.05 Bulls v Crusaders, 6.10

FRIDAY, MAY 1: Highlanders v Sharks, 19.35 Brumbies v Waratahs, 21.40

6: SUNDAY, APRIL 26: Lions v Cheetahs, 3.05 05 Stormers v Bulls, 5.10 0 Reds v Hurricanes, 18.0 8.05

ROUND 16

SUNDAY, MARCH 15: Stormers v Chiefs, 2.00 Cheetahs v Sharks., 4.05

SUNDAY, MARCH 22: Bulls v Force, 4.05 Sharks v Chiefs, 6.10 Waratahs v Brumbies, 18.05

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FRIDAY, MAY 22: Chiefs v Bulls, 19.35 Reds v Sharks, 21.40

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STORMERS

SATURDAY, MARCH H 7: Blues v Lions, 19.35 Reds v Waratahs, 2140 40

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ROUND 6

LIONS

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28: Cheetahs v Blues, 6.10 Chiefs v Crusaders, 19.35 Rebels v Brumbies, 21.40

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ROUND 15

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ROUND 5

CHEETAHS

FRIDAY, MARCH 27: Hurricanes v Rebels, 19.35 Reds v Lions, 22.00

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FRIDAY, MARCH 20: Highlanders v Hurricanes, 19.35 Rebels v Lions, 21.40

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15: Sharks v Cheetahs, 4.05 Bulls v Stormers, 6.10 Waratahs v Force, 18.05

Next to GVT Amberley, we have moved down the back at 82 Carters Road Culverden Branch Now Open at 20 Lyndon Street

ROUND 3

REDS

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FRIDAY, MARCH 13: Hurricanes v Blues, 19.35 Force v Rebels 00.00

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WARA RATAHS

FRIDAY, MARCH 6: Chiefs v Highlanders, 19 19.35 Brumbies v Force, 21 1.40

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ROUND 2

REBELS

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Flood mitigation ongoing Land recovery plan adopted Changes to Waimakariri’s district plan to speed up the earthquake recovery have been formally adopted. The Waimakariri District Council adopted the changes made under the Land Use Recovery Plan (LURP) at last week’s council meeting, following the approval of Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee. The LURP is a list of actions developed under the Earthquake Recovery Act to assist the Christchurch City, Waimakariri and Selwyn District Councils and Environment Canterbury to make changes to their district plans and policy statements to assist with the rebuild. Four actions affected the Waimakariri Flooding . . . Flood mitigation work is district for developments in Southbrook, needed to prevent future flooding issues like Tuahiwi (Maori Reserve 873) and the Rangiora and Kaiapoi town centres and those experienced in Bracebridge Street, FILE PHOTO ‘‘other technicals around the district’’. Two Kaiapoi, last year. of the actions did not require changes. Flood improvement works on Parnham’s Action 4, relating to residential Drain and pump station in Kaiapoi to development, proposed a number of improve capacity, access and maintenance changes to provide for more intensive have been completed and has doubled the development below minimum allotment flow capacity. sizes where four or more dwellings are In addition, areas of Island Road and the developed together and at the same time in Feldwick Drain system will have works residential zones. undertaken soon to increase flood capacity. While Action 47, which relates to ‘‘The work undertaken to improve earthworks, heritage buildings, vibration Parnham’s Drain is a significant step to and noise, transmission lines, relocation of reduce flooding in one of the worst affected dwellings and two residential units on one areas, with a lot of further work yet to be site, proposed changes to district plan rules undertaken across other affected areas in to allow building demolition material to the district,’’ utilities and roading manager remain onsite for one month. Gerard Cleary says. In his review of the proposed changes, Mr A provision for an additional $17.3 Brownlee determined that no public million will be considered by council for process was required for the changes to be inclusion in the Long Term Plan (LTP). The made to the district plan, other than to public will have the opportunity to submit publicly notify the council’s resolution. on the draft LTP during March and April. Mayor David Ayers says the public was

invited to offer feedback on the proposals last year before they were sent to the minister for approval. ‘‘We went through a process of the public being able to comment under the Earthquake Recovery Act and it didn’t attract many comments so there doesn’t appear to be much opposition.’’ Under the Earthquake Recovery Act, no appeals can be made to the Environment Court. Mr Ayers says most of the changes have now been made to the district plan, including two areas in Southbrook, around Fernside Road, being rezoned for business use. However, discussion on the future of Maori Reserve 873 is still ongoing and the timeframe has been extended. More information can be found on the council’s website.

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Bridge opening soon The new Ashley Bridge at Cones Road in Rangiora is nearing completion. An official opening ceremony will be held on the new bridge on Saturday, February 21, from 11am to 2pm with the ‘cutting of the ribbon’ being performed by Neil Mackintosh, the great­grandson of William and Jeanie Mackintosh who cut the ribbon to open the present Ashley Bridge on October 25, 1912. The Waimakariri District Council is making a draw for the first person to officially walk across the new bridge and also the first person to officially drive across the new bridge. Entry for that draw will be via the council’s website and is restricted to the 5,500 people who are registered on the bridge’s text advice service, a service set up to advise bridge users of closures of the present bridge due to rising river levels. In addition, representatives from the North Canterbury Cycling Club will be the first to cycle across the new bridge, and two steam traction engines, mirroring the two which took part in the present bridge’s opening in 1912, will be part of a parade across the bridge including McAlpine’s North Canterbury Pipe Band, vintage cars and some of the 5,500 bridge text service subscribers. After the parade, the bridge will remain open to pedestrians until 2pm to allow the public to take a

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Thistle biocontrol suggests ‘great potential’ control techniques are not practical or cost­effective. Releases of the beetle were carried out in spring 2014 in hill­country pasture in Canterbury and Manawatu and will be evaluated over the next two years. Dr Cripps warns that while initial progress has been impressive any significant and prolonged impact won’t be seen for many years. ‘‘That’s the nature of biocontrol. It takes many years, or even decades, for biocontrol agents to spread and become common and be able to achieve damaging levels. Biocontrol . . . Green thistle beetle larvae has PHOTO: SUPPLIED a meal on Californian thistle. ‘‘The damage observed on Californian thistle at our trial site at Lincoln is impressive, and greater than anything I saw while working with this beetle in its native range of Europe,’’ says AgResearch weed scientist Dr Mike Cripps. Dr Cripps suspects this is due to ‘‘enemy­ free space’’ experienced by the beetle here, allowing for the maintenance of higher beetle densities and a longer duration of sustained feeding. ‘‘In Europe, I recorded approximately 50 percent mortality one week after a field release of hundreds of green thistle beetle larvae. In contrast, at Lincoln I noted constant densities of larvae for a month on the same shoots,’’ he says. Financial support has recently been obtained through the Sustainable Farming Fund and Beef + Lamb New Zealand to better understand the value of this biocontrol agent, particularly in hill­ country pasture where conventional

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‘‘And, while they do not eliminate weeds, biocontrol attack is likely to result in smaller, weaker plants that are less likely to spread and can be more easily out competed by other plants or controlled by traditional means. ‘‘Infestations may be reduced to a level that we can live with, or eliminate effectively and economically by other means. Biocontrol has the greatest impact when used in conjunction with wider good land management practices.’’ For more information on the beetle contact Dr Mike Cripps on (03) 3218936 or email mike.cripps@agresearch.co.nz.

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of Kaikoura, 68km northeast of Hanmer Springs and 160km north of Christchurch, comprises about 47 percent medium hill country, with some flats, and the balance classed as medium to steeper country. It sits between 420 and 861 metres above sea level, averages between 1000 and 1250 millimetres of rainfall per annum and is divided into 71 paddocks, mainly via post and seven­wire fencing. Over the past six years about 120 hectares have been cultivated, brought into new pasture and fertilised. Mason Hills winters 4500 Perendale ewes and 450 Angus and Angus­cross breeding cows, achieving a lambing percentage of 141% and a calving rate of 92% in recent years. Its natural supply of water enables dams or creeks in every paddock, which is further enhanced by a new stock water scheme incorporating 100,000 litres of storage tanks covering about 120ha. Domestic water is sourced via an easement from a neighbouring property’s well. Mr Crean says Mason Hills’ homestead matches the quality of the farm. ‘‘A large, five­bedroom wooden character home, with some stonework, the homestead has one main bathroom, two ensuites, three toilets, two lounges, one formal dining room and a modern kitchen that was installed in 2005. It is set in a large, established garden with views across farm paddocks to bush­clad hills and Mt Lyford. A two­bedroom self­contained shepherd’s accommodation unit is also situated on the farm. Mason Hills goes to public auction at 2pm on Thursday, March 12, at The Tea House, Riccarton Park in Christchurch.

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Sefton makes final Sefton confirmed its place in the North Canterbury cricket one day final taking home ground advantage with a comprehensive victory over Amberley at the weekend. James Tapper, back from Canterbury Country duties, starred with the bat, opening the innings and making an unbeaten 109 off 106 balls. His efforts were backed by sound efforts from his partners which allowed Sefton to register a healthy 289 for four wickets. Amberley did itself no favours with an untidy bowling effort including 32

wides. It didn’t get much better with the bat as its innings expired in the 25th over with just 88 runs on the board. Ben Hobbs played a few nice shots, but it was time for Jeff Jones and Barry Cross to prosper. The only down side was a calf injury to Jones which is likely to rule him out of the final being played on Sunday against Oxford. Sefton 289/4 (J Tapper 109no, T Harrison 59, B Fleming 38no, M Rowe 37) beat Amberley 88 (B Hobbs 24; JJones 4/17, B Cross 3/9).

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Local sporting organisations are excited about the prospect of a new $20 million stadium in Rangiora, even if it is at least six years away. North Canterbury Sport and Recreation Trust chief executive Michael Sharpe says he welcomes the Waimakariri District Council’s decision to set aside $20 million in its Long Term Plan towards building a new multi­court sports facility in 2021 at Marie Andrews Reserve, next to the Rangiora Showgrounds. Mr Sharpe recently visited a new $35 million stadium in Ashburton which includes a new four­court facility and a swimming pool and was excited at what he saw. ‘‘It was good to see the quality that is needed. It needs to be multi­use and it needs to be heated in an economical way and it needs to be a quality facility that is going to last a number of years, for the next generation.’’ The new Ashburton stadium is already planning to host a major tournament for Netball New Zealand and a Young Farmers event, and Mr Sharpe says a new facility in North Canterbury would create similar opportunities for the region. Basketball North Canterbury president Caroline Whittaker

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

February 12, 2015 |

Properties for sale throughout North Canterbury

186 Mandeville Road, Mandeville Offers over $1,050,000 For more details please contact Maurice Newell on 027 240 1718 or view online farmlandsrealestate.co.nz Web ID RA1626

Profitable Horticulture This immaculate cucumber growing property is showing excellent returns for the hours worked. Operated seasonally without heating, the ten year old ‘Faber’ glasshouse, which has been built to the highest specifications could be added to and heated, or continued with the current regime. The executive home is a three year old, four bedroom, two bathroom dwelling, with two living areas. Heated by a logburner as well as a heatpump, combined with the energy efficient, double glazing and insulation, it is easy to keep warm.

Situated just 9km from the motorway and approximately 6.5km from two, decile ten primary schools (Ohoka and Swannanoa), it is in an ideal location. The ‘Faber’ glasshouse is in ‘as new’ condition and was built using toughened glass. Measuring 40m x 44m and complemented by a steel truss 120sqm packing and utility shed, the glasshouse could be used for a variety of enterprises, however the cucumbers are profitable with an established market. Shelter is provided by pine hedges, Leyland Cypress and

Italian Alders. There is an excellent set of yards. There is an irrigation consent for 2 litres/sec from a bore on the property for irrigation if wanted, as well as providing water for possible expansion of the business. The property is available as a going concern and includes an extensive array of plant and equipment including a van and two tractors. The vendor will consider ‘Offers over $1,050,000’ plus GST on or before 17 March 2015.

Kaikoura | 223 Beach Road 1,658m2 Irresistible Cottage Charm. The setting is simply stunning for this three bedroom character cottage that has undergone a major renovation to a very high standard. There is a new Colorsteel roof; the electrics have been replaced, new plumbing, hot water cylinder, wood burner, and insulation in the walls, floor and ceiling. The interior with north facing, sunny, open plan living is a delight from the dining, through to the new kitchen, to the lounge which leads to the office area. The spacious master bedroom with en suite has exterior doors to a private patio. There is a further spacious queen bedroom plus a single bedroom. The section is very large has a couple of sheds and has plenty of parking for boats campervans and cars. | Property ID TU10496 Price Contact

Offers over $350,000 Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600

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For Sale

Tender

New Listing | 22 Courage Road, Amberley 5,162m2

Closing 1pm, Wednesday 11 March 2015

Amberley Farmlands Building. Purpose built in 2014 for Farmlands Co-Operative. Building is leased to Farmlands on an initial 12 year fixed term, with secure rights of renewal and favourable terms. Annual rental $172,000 plus GST (if any). | Property ID TU10462

Inspection

By appointment

Farmlands is also offering the following six buildings to the market by way of Tender. Kamo Wellsford Helensville

| Property ID TU10456 | Property ID TU10457 | Property ID TU10458

Rotorua Gisborne Feilding

Contact

| Property ID TU10459 | Property ID TU10460 | Property ID TU10461

James Murray 027 436 8103 Malcolm McNaughton 027 297 4297

New Listing | 70 Garrymere Road, Okuku

Price

Country Estate. Tastefully extensively renovated, 1927 home set in park-like surrounds. Three bedrooms, master with en suite, second bathroom, office, separate lounge and dining room (recent addition). Chef’s kitchen, large electric oven with gas hobs, two log burners (wetback in kitchen), gas fire and heat pump. Dining room opens to a deck with access to the grass tennis court and garden, petanque court. Detached five bay garage/workshop (three bays enclosed), separate three bay implement/hay shed, glasshouse, vege garden, orchard, chook house all complement the property. Specimen plantings, sweeping lawns, shelter offering privacy.

Inspection

8.6 Hectares

Well fenced into six paddocks, water troughs, sheep and cattle yards. Water is provided from a community well situated on the property (administered by local council). This is a good grazing property with a balance of heavy and free-draining soils and counter. 22km to Rangiora and 11km to Loburn. Properties of this calibre with mature settings and location are difficult to find. | Property ID RA1625

James Murray 027 436 8103 Canterbury

Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119 Canterbury

Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425 Canterbury

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718 Canterbury

Barry Keys 027 434 7689 Canterbury

Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600 Kaikoura

Offers invited over $730,000 plus GST (if any)

By appointment

Contact

Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425

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 | 233 Beach Road, Kaikoura

Price

Rangiora | 204 Flaxton Road

Irresistible Cottage Charm. This three bedroom character cottage has undergone a major renovation. North-facing, sunny open plan living, native timber floorboards and the gorgeous neutral furnishings provide a relaxed, serene atmosphere for easy, happy living. Spacious master bedroom with en suite, queen bedroom plus single bedroom/art room. Established, easy-care gardens with sheds and plenty of parking for boats, campervans and cars. Come and view and fall in love! | Property ID TU10496

Inspection

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

1,658m2

Offers invited over $350,000

By appointment

Contact

Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600

Final Reminder

4 Hectares

Open Home

Deadline sale closing 4pm, Thursday 19 February 2015

Inspection

By appointment

Contact

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

Oxford

322 Balcairn Road Amberley

632 Woodside Road 16.1 Hectares

Price

Price

$658,000 including GST

$890,000 plus GST (if any)

Contact

Contact

James Murray 027 436 8103

Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425

Open Home Sunday 1.00 to 1.30pm. Six bedrooms, study, open plan living with seaprate formal lounge. Great indoor/outdoor flow to sheltered BBQ area. Four bay shed (one lockable) plus a set of cattle yards. This lovely family home is set well back from the road on a five hectare lifestyle block. Choice of primary schools with secondary school bus at the gate. | Property ID AM1002

Larger Lifestyle, Storage, Grazing. Situated close to Oxford is this three bedroom, brick home. Large open plan kitchen/dining/living with lounge, separate bathroom and log fire. Set in an established, sheltered garden setting with ample sheds. Very good implement and hay sheds, cattle yards are currently under construction. 40 units of council water for domestic and stock. This is a property that could be sold as a contractor’s base or a smaller grazing unit - the choice is yours! | Property ID RA1590

Marlborough

Marlborough

224 Wrekin Road 11 Hectares

228 Wrekin Road 25.7 Hectares

Price

Price

Highly motivated vendors will consider all offers

Offers invited

Contact

Allan Gifford 027 226 2379

Contact

Allan Gifford 027 226 2379 I Can See For Miles. The near new, 265m2 home boasts uninterrupted views from most windows and comes complete with entertainer’s kitchen and butler’s pantry. Three double bedrooms (master with en suite and walk in wardrobe) and superb adjoining living spaces. The rolling land is deer fenced into 10 main paddocks with water reticulated. Seven hectares is licensed for irrigation from the SVIS via 55,000L of storage, with domestic water from an onsite well. | Property ID BL1127

James Murray 027 436 8103 Canterbury

Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119 Canterbury

Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425 Canterbury

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718 Canterbury

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

Barry Keys 027 434 7689 Canterbury

Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600 Kaikoura

Allan Gifford 027 226 2379 Marlborough

Chris Abbott 027 435 2872 Marlborough

0800 200 600 | farmlandsrealestate.co.nz


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RANGIORA 279 King Street

KAIAPOI NORTH 28/261 Lees Road

OPEN HOME

NEW LISTING

PARK LIKE IN TOWN

Set on 1729m2 full of charm and character. Comprising 4 double bedrooms—master en-suite and WIR plus 2 family bathrooms. The family living opens to BBQ deck and fabulous garden as does the formal dining and separate lounge. A double garage with attic rumpus plus separate double garage with extra height doors completes the scene. OPEN HOME: Sun 2.00—2.30pm

PRICE: Negotiable $560,000

Web ID: WRE11505

Call Marilyn Te Amo for further details

SPECTACULAR, EXPANSIVE, SECURE

OXFORD 363 Ashley Gorge Road OPEN HOME

“MUST BE SOLD”

Due to a collapsed sale the owners of this delightful 3 double bedroom, 3 living area home need urgently to sell. Set on 2401m2 organic garden setting featuring a sleepout, massive garaging/storage, wood storage and chook run plus much more. The incredible views and location will blow you away. Price guideline $430,000 to $450,000. DEADLINE SALE: Offers close 4pm Wednesday 18th February 2015. OPEN HOME: Sun 3.15—4.00pm

Web ID: WRE11518

Situated lakeside in the gated settlement of "The Lakes" this 452m2 residence sited on 2061m2 landscaped garden setting will impress most discerning buyers. The 4 double bedrooms and 2 single bedrooms are split up and down stairs with bathrooms to suit both floors. The welcoming entrance hall leads to 2 spacious living rooms and the spa room. Bi-fold doors from living and lounge allow great flow to the garden and entertaining patio's. A spacious well appointed kitchen will service all family needs. With 6-8 vehicle garaging and huge attic loft, heaps of additional parking for boat, caravan etc. Architecturally designed to last the test of time. Vendors motivated to sell C.V. $1,060,000.

PRICE: Neg over $980,000

PRICE: DEADLINE SALE Call Marilyn Te Amo for further details

Web ID: WRE11523

Call Marilyn Te Amo for further details

Marilyn’s special offer to celebrate the opening of our new

OFFICE IN KAIAPOI x x x x x

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

CALL ME NOW FOR EXPERIENCE, SERVICE AND ADVISE

Marilyn Te Amo KAIAPOI 99 Williams Street PH 03 327 8131

RANGIORA 207 High Street PH 03 313 9977

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KAIAPOI 116 Ohoka Road

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DEADLINE SALE

NEW LISTING

Townhouse 2

Townhouse 1

Townhouse 2

CALLING ALL INVESTORS Two townhouses on one title. Built in 1992 on 898m2 total section and returning $810 p/w. Both 3 bedroom , open plan living, separate laundry and bathrooms, double internal access garage. Offering the opportunity to live in one and rent the other, or rent both. Possibility of putting in two separate titles. A great opportunity not to be missed. DEADLINE SALE: Offers close 4pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015.

Tina Parkin 027 2244 133

Web ID WRE11520

KAIAPOI 99 Williams Street PH 03 327 8131

RANGIORA 207 High Street PH 03 313 9977

HANMER SPRINGS PH 0800 452 642

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This week’s open homes in North Canterbury

Thursday 5th February Bishopdale 2.30pm

Oxford 12.30pm

3.15pm

1/38A Reynolds Aveune

Harcourts Twiss Keir

1.00pm

Littles Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

Saturday 7th February Amberley 2.30pm 3.15pm

3.00pm 3.45pm

Bishopdale 2.30pm

3.15pm

Clarkville

2.00pm 3.00pm

Kaiapoi

12.00pm 12.00pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 2.00pm

Ohoka 12.30pm 1.30pm 3.00pm

Oxford

12.30pm 2.30pm

Pegasus

11.30pm 1.00pm 1.30pm 2.30pm

2.30pm 4.00pm

Wainoni 11.15pm

1/38A Reynolds Aveune

Harcourts Twiss Keir

16 Giles Road 56 Giles Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

1.00pm 2.00pm 3.30pm

299 Ashworths Road 13 Velino Place 10 Keetley Place

Waimak Real Estate Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

1.30pm 3.15pm

2 Littles Road 35 Powells Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

12.00pm 2.00pm 2.00pm 3.00pm

19 Te Hanui Lane 25 Hodgkinson Road 81 Kawari Drive 5 Kawakawa Street

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

31 Aspen St 14 Chartwell Close

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

51 Cranford Street

Harcourts Twiss Keir

2.00pm

9 Allin Drive

Waimak Real Estate

11.45pm

17c Ottawa Road

Waimak Real Estate

1.45pm 3.30pm 11.00am

Waikuku Beach 1.30pm

Waimak Real Estate Waimak Real Estate

14 Tuhoe Ave, Beach Grove Harcourts Twiss Keir 10 Toa Street, Beach Grove Harcourts Twiss Keir 40 Blackburn Street Harcourts Twiss Keir 2 Tyson Lane Harcourts Twiss Keir 2 Audley Street Harcourts Twiss Keir

St Albans 10.30am

58d Osborne Road 6 Hillview Place

2.00pm 4.00pm 1.30pm 1.30pm 2.30pm

Rangiora

1.00pm 3.00pm

Sunday 15th February Amberley

11.00am 11.00am 1.15pm 12.00pm 1.00pm 2.15pm 2.30pm 3.30pm 3.30pm

Ashley 3.00pm

Balcairn 1.00pm

Kaiapoi

11.30pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.45pm 2.15pm 2.15pm 2.30pm 2.45pm 3.00pm 3.30pm

Loburn 1.00pm

Ohoka 1.00pm 2.00pm 2.00pm

12.45pm 1.30pm 1.30pm 3.00pm

7F Olivea Place 7 Transport Lane 2 Littles Road 163 High Street

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

11.15pm 12.00pm 12.00pm 12.45pm 1.30pm

18 Aroha Street 8 Tommy Street 19 Te Hanui Lane 1 Coulter Street 17 Tiritiri Moana

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

12b Rinaldi Avenue

Harcourts Twiss Keir

5 Foster Place 8 Galatos Street 33 Riverview Road 7/29 Ivory Street 16 Martyn Street 31 Aspen St 3/92 White Street 7 Cassino Street 5 Cassino Street 23 Riverview Road 25 Rickton Place 20 Milesbrook Close 4 Acorn Lane 22 King Street 32 Huntingdon Drive 62A King Street 45 West Belt 27 Ashgrove Street 19 Awa Place

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

13 Ontario Place

Harcourts Twists Keir

3.30pm

258 Marshmans Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

Pines Beach

1.30pm

12.00pm 1.30pm 1.45pm 1.30pm 1.30pm 3.00pm 2.15pm 2.45pm 2.45pm 3.00pm 3.15pm 3.30pm 4.00pm

322 Balcairn Amberley Rd Farmlands Real Estate Rangiora 12.30pm 1.00pm 1/38A Reynolds Aveune Harcourts Twiss Keir 12.30pm 1.00pm 12.45pm 1.15pm 1.00pm 1.30pm 3A Briarmont Street Harcourts Twiss Keir 1.00pm 1.30pm 1.00pm 1.45pm 1.30pm 16 Giles Road Harcourts Twiss Keir 1.00pm 1.15pm 1.45pm 1.15pm 1.45pm 2a/548 Williams Street Waimak Real Estate 1.15pm 1.45pm 9c Smith Street Waimak Real Estate 1.15pm 1.45pm 8 Tracy Place Waimak Real Estate 1.30pm 2.00pm 40 Blackburn Street Harcourts Twiss Keir 2.00pm 2.30pm 4 Footbridge Terrace Harcourts Twiss Keir 2.00pm 2.30pm Tuhoe Ave, Beach Grove Harcourts Twiss Keir 2.00pm 2.30pm 7 Keating Street Harcourts Twiss Keir 2.00pm 2.30pm 6 Foxton Drive Harcourts Twiss Keir 2.00pm 2.30pm 8 Foxton Drive Harcourts Twiss Keir 2.00pm 2.30pm 25 Beachvale Drive Harcourts Twiss Keir 2.30pm 3.00pm 23 Camleigh Close Waimak Real Estate Wainoni 18 Beachvale Drve Harcourts Twiss Keir 3.30pm 2 Jordan Street Waimak Real Estate 2.30pm

2.00pm

84 Rossiters Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

1.15pm

2.00pm

30 Caithness Street

Harcourts Twiss Keir

1.00pm

1.30pm 2.45pm 2.45pm

14 Wilson Drive 71 Cullen Avenue 88 Cullen Avenue

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

Pegasus 10.45pm 11.30pm 11.30am 12.15pm 1.00pm 12.00pm

3.15pm 12.00pm 2.30pm

New Brighton

1.00pm

Harcourts Twiss Keir

12.00pm. 12.30pm 12.30pm 2.00pm

Clarkville 2.00pm

99 Cullen Avenue

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

Avondale 11.00am

Oxford

3.45pm

12.00pm. Tekoa Estate,Beach Road 11.45am 69 Carters Road 2.00pm 12B Clayton Road 1.00pm 2/6 Douglas Road 1.45pm 10 Amberley Beach Rd 3.00pm 3 Courage Road 3.15pm 75 Willowside Place 4.00pm 16 Ormandy Court 4.00pm 3 Riverside Way

Bishopdale 2.30pm

3.00pm

12.45pm

Waikuku/Waikuku Beach 2.00pm

Woodend

1.30pm

47 Allin Drive

Harcourts Twiss Keir

9 Hewitts Road

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Kaiapoi rallies to support food bank By DAVID HILL

Little stars . . . Heading out of the parade ring to the track for the Kidz Kartz racing.

PHOTOS: SHELLEY TOPP

Winter strikes at race day By SHELLEY TOPP It was billed as the Summer Festival meeting, but it turned out to be a cold wintery day for the Amberley Trotting Club’s annual meeting, at Rangiora last Friday. However, with the club providing $10,000 stakes for most races, the fields were high quality and the competition hot on the big grass track. Star of Dionysis won the feature $20,000 Amberley Cup in a thrilling finish with Mach’s Gladiator, Ideal Arden, Jack Hammer and Change Time all close up. In between races there was family entertainment with live music and pony rides, competitions to enter and Kidz Kartz racing to enjoy. Before the running of the Amberley Cup, Christchurch’s Lily Barrowcliffe (10) stepped into the birdcage, wearing a pretty dress her grandmother had sent her from England, to sing the national anthem. Earlier in the day the club’s special guest Miss World New Zealand Arielle Garciano, from Christchurch, presented Susan Faulks, the winner of the ‘‘Most Appropriately Dressed Lady at a Country

Big day . . . Loren Lester with Millicent, which she drove to win race four. Race Meeting’’, with her prize. It was a lucky day for Susan, because earlier her grey trotting mare Millicent won race four, driven by Loren Lester. It was also a lucky day for the Newth family, Katrina and James, and their children, Hannah, almost 1, and Libby, 7. They won the Interislander family holiday competition and said the Amberley meeting provided a ‘‘great family day out’’.

Kaiapoi businesses and volunteers are joining forces to help those in need. The Kaiapoi Community Pantry is set to benefit from a local fundraising initiative in two temporary containers on Williams Street, thanks to local businesses and supporters. A spokesperson for the sponsors says the two containers, which have been loaned to support the project and are located on the former Kaiapoi Harcourts site, are being used to store and sell clothing and other donated items for a donation, with all of the proceeds going to support the food bank run by Kaiapoi Community Support, as it struggles to meet a growing need following the earthquakes. The spokesperson says the project is completely reliant on volunteers, with the containers open for a few hours each work day. However, she is hoping it will operate seven days a week, if there are enough volunteers. ‘‘Some people are doing lots in the community, but this is something for the food bank which can be extended into other areas if it is successful. ‘‘It’s wonderful to have something like this in the community and we want to let it evolve and see what it becomes.’’ Volunteers would like it to become a creative hub, with one of the containers providing a base for teaching new skills including handcrafts and painting, with donated items being sold in the other

For a good cause . . . There is a hive of activity in a temporary container on Williams Street to raise funds for the PHOTO: DAVID HILL Kaiapoi Community Pantry. container. While the containers are on temporary loan, volunteers are already exploring a more permanent arrangement and considering how the project can continue to operate in the winter. Anyone interested in volunteering or making donations can contact Kaiapoi Community Support on (03) 3278945 or email kcs@wellbeingnc.org.nz or call in to the containers or KCS’ office on Williams Street.

FREE commUNiTY EVENTS

Community-led events happening across greater Christchurch this summer – bouncy castles, sausage sizzles, face painting, picnics, sports and more. FEBRUaRY 2015 EVENT & LocaTioN

DaTE

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South Hornby School and Community Fun Day – South Hornby School

Fri 13

12.30pm – 3pm

St Valentine’s Fun Day – St Mary’s Anglican Church, Merivale

Sat 14

10am – 1pm

Estuary Fest 2015 – McCormacks Bay Reserve

Sat 14

1pm – 7pm

Fun Day – St Paul’s Anglican Church, West Melton

Sat 14

2pm – 5.30pm

Old Fashioned Family Picnic – Mandeville Sports Ground, Ohoka

Sun 15

10am – 4pm

Summer Fun Day – Trinity Methodist Church, Rangiora

Sun 15

11am – 2pm

Family Fun Day – St James’ Anglican Church, Riccarton

Sun 15

1pm – 4pm

Avonside Community Fun Day – St Francis Hall, Avonside

Sun 15

12pm – 2.30pm

Summer Fun Day – Church Square, Addington

Tues 17

5.30pm – 7.30pm

St Stephen’s Fun Evening – St Stephen’s Methodist Church, Russley

Fri 20

4pm – 7pm

Evening for People with Disabilities and Carers – Rangiora Baptist Church

Fri 20

7pm – 9.45pm

Community Fun Day – St Paul’s Trinity Pacific Presbyterian Church, Central Christchurch

Sat 21

11am – 3pm

Summer Fun – St Ambrose Anglican, Aranui

Sat 21

10.30am – 2.30pm

Open Community Fun Day – Harewood Playcentre

Sun 22

10am – 2pm

Rangiora Fun Day – Victoria Park, Rangiora

Sun 22

11am – 2pm

Summer Picnic – St John of God Hauora Trust, Halswell

Sun 22

1pm – 4pm

Shirley Family Fun Day – MacFarlane Park, Shirley

Sat 28

10am – 2pm

Community Fun Day – St Augustine’s Anglican, Cashmere

Sat 28

11am – 2pm

Community Fun Day – Holliss Reserve, Cashmere

Sat 28

1.30pm – 4.30pm

Events run until end of March 2015. Visit www.bethere.co.nz or the Choice CHCH Facebook page.

SOFFe eb15CS


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Public Notices

LIFESTYLE BLOCK/ HOUSE PET SITTER AVAILABLE

Operation dates 1st February 2015 to 31st May 2015

General Warning • Do not touch poison baits/bait stations/traps • Do not touch poisoned possum carcasses • Keep pets under supervision; do not let dogs eat poisoned carcasses • Do not leave children unattended • Follow the advice on the poison warning signs If you suspect poisoning • Contact your local hospital or dial 111 • National Poisons Centre 0800 POISON - 0800 764766 • In the case of a domestic animal being poisoned, contact a local veterinarian For further information please contact T.B Vector control 2009 Ltd Phone: (03) 313 3539 Mobile: 0276 740 900

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ANDERSON Painting and Decorating

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

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.

AFFORDABLE concrete cutting with quality and Landscaping removal work. Free quotes. TOP SOIL, screened and No job too small. Ph 027 442 2219, Fax 03 359 6052 unscreened at Woodend Landscape Supplies. Open or A/H 03 359 4605. 7 days. Phone 03 312 2003.

Decorating

Fencing

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

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.

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

Call Steve to find out more 0274 343 119 or email your CV to weeski@xtra.co.nz

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Duckworth Fencing requires a good, reliable worker, needed ASAP. Immediate start working in North Canterbury, rural fencing. Drivers Licence essential. Good hourly rate to the right person, experience preferred.

CLARKVILLE NETBALL CLUB ATTENTION ALL PREMIER PLAYERS WE NEED YOU

Our successful premier team from the past few years has lost a few players this season for various reasons. We really need new players, particularly experienced shooters to come and join us. If you are looking for a change and a new challenge please contact: Belinda 021 191 1478 As soon as possible We would love to see you

Fencing

NORTHEND FENCING LTD is in your area. For all fencing requirements eg; dairy conversions, vineyards, deer fencing, lifestyle blocks, post and Decorating rail, quality workmanship TWEED Decorating for guaranteed, competitive your painting and rates.phone Mike 027 313 wallpapering needs, 1872. interior or exterior. Based in Hawarden covering the Hurunui area. Call Phil on Gardening 027 558 9333 or 03 314 4110.

20 yrs exp, fast and friendly service. For all your painting needs, phone: Martin 310 6187 or 021 128 9867

Minimum 5 years experience required Do you want to work with an experiencd progressive Agricultrual Contractor?

REGD Agricultural Contractors

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

Pride & Quality Painting & Decorating Services

Full Time Experienced Tractor Drivers

B A Murray Ltd

love big & small animals Ph Kate 0221 260 526

CLARKVILLE NETBALL CLUB AGM/ REGISTRATIONS To be held: Wednesday 25 Feb 2015 at Netball Pavillion Heywards Rd Clarkville AGM 7pm All Welcome Registrations Future Ferns / Primary 3pm -3.45pm Seniors 6.30pm -7pm $30 non – refundable deposit to be paid Any queries please contact Jenni 021 478 871

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

WANTED – A STRONG AND PHYSICALLY FIT PERSON We need someone to help our Utilities Officers in the field for about 3 months. The work is full time from Monday to Friday. You will be supplied with one fo our Utilities vehicles and will work anywhere in the Hurunui District with the main emphasis on the northern half. The work is physically demanding at times with manual labouring jobs such as digging and fixing leaks. You will work in all weather conditions – hot, dry, wet etc. Ideally you will have a good idea about mechanics or basic plumbing – that is, you know how pipes work and a bit about pumps. If you are interested, please contact Brett Beer on 03-3140027 or email brett.beer@hurunui.govt.nz. HDC4

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

STEEL

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Engineering Fabrication Full range of black, primed & galv. Products: pipe, box, channel, angle & flat, pay for what you need. Trade & retail sales.Open Mon-Fri 8.00-4.30pm, Sat 8.00-12.00pm.

STEEL CANTERBURY LTD 6 Cable St, Sockburn P 943 6525 F 943 6527 sales@steelcanterbury.co.nz

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

Dairy Technician/Engineer Stocker Dairy North is currently looking for a new member to join their team. We are a GEA Dealership specialising in installing and serving milking machines, and also do commercial and domestic plumbing. The ideal person we are looking for should have some or all of the following skills. • • • •

Nursery

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Lifestyle Block House/Pet Sitter Available Rod 022 635 0283

Amuri Range The southern & westen boundary is the Waiau River with the eastern boundary the Lottery River, northern boundary is the Hanmer River & Hossack Station

Poison methods Poison used and nature of poison: All possum habitats will be targeted using Feratox/ Feracol & Cyanide paste will be used in bait stations/blue bait bags & striker sticks.

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FENCER AND MACHINE OPERATOR 2 POSITIONS Experienced farm fencer position in Christchurch and North Canterbury Ph Scott Heasley 0275 350 302 1541785 PART Time Class 5 Truck Drivers wanted. Off road truck & semi (Artic) Unit.­ Suit all ages. Semi retired etc. Day and Night shift. Phone Dave 027 228 1446.

Bar Manager

Part Time. Health & Beauty North Canterbury Tavern. HOMEOPATHY Are you struggling to recover your Must have energy from the flu, maybe a homeopathic remedy will current bar help. Phone Jennifer Mackinder (Dip.Hom) 03 Manager 314 8046. certificate WISDOM COUNSELLING for per­ and able to sonal, couples, family, prof. MNZAC in North Canter­ work weekends bury. One2one, phone or skype Michael 027 340 Please call 8325, 03 745 9118 03 314 2506 www.wisdomcounselling.co.nz. or Trades 027 320 0685 FURNITURE Removal, AXL Transport Ltd, quality removals at the lowest rate possible, South Island wide, Kaiapoi office. Phone 03 327 3216. PROPERTY MAINTEN­ ANCE. Lawns, gardens, hedges, chainsaw work, pruning, painting and minor home alterations. TOWN AND COUNTRY. Phone Mike 03 313 0261. SCREEN PRINTING. For all your printing requirements. T­shirts, Hoodies, Hi­Vis vests and polos, Overalls, Caps etc. Please phone Heather 03 313 0261 or email norstar@clear.net.nz.

Trades

ROOFING

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

Be mechanically minded Have previous engineering experience Be a proficient welder Possess knowledge on irrigation and pumps. • Someone who likes having different experiences and working in a variety of places. So if you think you would like to be a part of our team, or want to talk to us more about what we can offer you phone 03 315 8141, or please send a CV and cover letter to: The Manager Stocker Dairy North PO Box 191 Culverden, 7345 or e-mail: info@stockerdairynorth.co.nz

Tuition

Tuition

Train to be an Infant Massage Instructor With the International Association of Infant Massage www.nz.iaim.net The purpose of IAIM is to promote nurturing touch and communication through training, education and research so that parents, caregivers and children are loved, valued and respected throughout the world community. Christchurch: Saturday 21 - Tuesday 24 February, Saturday 28 - Tuesday 31 March at Beckenham/Christchurch South Library. Training includes videos, powerpoint presentations and hands-on training for working with typically developing, special needs and premature infants.

For further information or an application form please contact: Jo Osborne at iaimnewzealand@gmail.com or 027 692 7770


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Tuition

Lost and Found Property Wanted Scrap Metal Wanted

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.

LOST CAT, missing from Amberley Beach since late Jan/early Feb. Large ginger tabby, neutered male, 7 years old. Friendly and answers to Yoshi. Please ph 03 314 8597 or ph/txt 027 343 4520.

HOUSE and land wanted to buy. We are looking for 2­3 bdrm home, with land up to 1 acre. Everything considered. Contact Steve 021 786 587.

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.

Tree Services

Tree Services

Tree Services

Equestrian

BRIAN’S Tree Services. Tree felling, topping, shaping, firewood cut, rub­ bish removed, stump grind­ ing, branch chipping. Affordable rates. Phone 03 327 5505 or 021 124 4894.

NORTH Canterbury Tree Care. Specialising in big trees in small spaces, long term tree plans, advisory service, fully insured. Free quotes, prompt service. Phone Mike Gilbert 0800 873 336.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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Oxford Butchery

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

Ph 312 4205 Oxford

Civil and Drainage

Driveways Landscaping Retaining Walls Earthworks Foundations

Wastewater Septic Tanks Treatment Plants Drainage Irrigation

03 313 2840

CATTERMOLES BUTCHERY, KAIAPOI

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

• Licensed Building Practitioner

(will travel)

• Registered Master Builder

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

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Computer Repairs

CompuCare

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

DENTURE CLINIC

Garry W Mechen

Registered Clinical Dental Techncian

38a Ashley Street, Rangiora

Wilson Decorators Ltd

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

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Drainage & Excavation

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

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Phone (03) 313-9192

Painters

COMPUTER REPAIRS

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

RANGIORA DENTURE CLINIC

Free quotes

“If it’s broke, let’s fix it”

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

HOME KILL & PROCESSING SPECIALISTS

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

www.longsilver construction.com

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

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LOCAL BUILDERS Ring Mark 027 229 7310 for a free quote

Butchery

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Concrete

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Michael Bolton 027 630 5726

Richard Tapp

027 424 9918

For all your excavation and drainage needs

Excavation

0274 339 578 scottexcavation@hotmail.co.nz

Electrician

Allan Pethig For all your electrical needs. Residential & Commercial

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

STEVE SCOTT

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

EXCAVATION LANEWAYS IRRIGATION FOUNDATIONS DRAINAGE TRENCHING CARTAGE 5.5 TON EXCAVATOR FOR HIRE ALSO AVAILABLE 3.9 TON DIGGER WITH ROCK/CONCRETE BREAKER

Phone 03 313 7144 027 432 1534 Fax 03 313 2144 rgrantelectrical@gmail.com m PO Box 69, Rangiora

Fencing

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

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


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GARDEN MAINTENANCE

Landscaping

RURAL HEDGE TRIMMING & CLEAN UP SERVICES

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

Picture Framing

Plumbing

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

Master Plumber of the Year 2010

HEDGE TRIM

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

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Painters / Decorators

HEDGE TRIMMING

TONY’S LAWN & GARDEN MAINTENANCE

Thursday February 12 2015

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

Including Tractor Mulching, Tub Grinding and Chipping

Painting • INTERIOR PAINTING • EXTERIOR PAINTING • WATER BLASTING • WALL PAPERING • SPRAY PAINTING • INTERIOR PLASTERING • BUILDING REPAIRS

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CALVERT PAINTING

QUALIFIED TRADESMEN NORTH CANTERBURY AND KAIKOURA

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

Forget the rest - come to the best!

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

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

Plastic Welding

CASH PAID FOR SCRAP

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

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MAINLAND METALS LTD

Canterbury owned and operated for over 60 years       FITTERS    LAYERS    HEATING     PREVENTION    

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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

Ph (03) 338 7000 • Ah (03) 312 6553 Mike 0274 818 544 • Robbie 0274 818 027

Locally owned and operated

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

Water Blasting

ENVIROTEC

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

Waterblasting Ltd Servicing Canterbury Commercial & Residential

Call David on 029 770 9204 Amy 021 650 609

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The link between hearing impairment and dementia. Multiple studies indicate hearing loss can be linked to the onset of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Leaving h earing loss untreated could pose a serious risk that has not been widely shared with th e hearing impaired population. Frank R. Lin, MD, Ph.D conducted a study commonly cited by medical professionals on the topic of hearing loss and cognitive decline. The study observed 1,984 adults over the course of six years, tracking the progression of their hearing loss in relation to their cognitive function. Dr. Lin concluded that while further research was needed to identify the mechanics of how and why h earing loss and cognitive decline are related, there is little doubt that hearing loss is a factor in loss of mental acuity in older adults. The study also indicated that the more severe the hearing loss, the greater the likelihood of developing a cognitive disorder, and the steeper the decline in mental function. However, even subjects with mild hearing loss were found more likely to experience cognitive failures. “Declines in hearing abilities may accelerate gray matter atrophy and increase the listening

effort necessary to comprehend speech…Hearing aids may not only improve hearing but preserve the brain,” said Dr. Lin. In January 2014, Dr. Lin and his team released new results regarding changes in the brains of adults with normal hearing to those of adults with h earing loss. After undergoing magnetic resonance imagining (MRI) exams every year for ten years, 51 of the 126 participants examined who h ad at least a 25-decibel (dB) hearing loss from the start, displayed accelerated rates of gray matter shrinkage when compared to the 75 participants with normal hearing. with hearing Those impairments lost more than an additional cubic centimeter of brain matter annually and experienced greater shrinkage of tissueinthestructuresresponsible for processing sound and speech. The atrophy affected the middle and inferior temporal gyri, which play key roles in memory and sensory integration. Similar damage to these regions can be seen in patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Early diagnosis and treatment of h earing loss may slow the progression of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Hearing aids may be the key to preventing brain atrophy and cognitive dysfunction.

As evidence continues to mount that h earing loss is a contributing factor in the development of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, it is imperative to consider the profound consequences of ignoring hearing loss. People with hearing loss on average wait seven years from when they are diagnosed to seek treatment, even though the sooner hearing loss is detected and treatment begins, the more hearing ability can be preserved. Considering early diagnosis and

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