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Thursday February 26 2015 | Issue 638

Kaiapoi: A golfer influx in riverside town. — page 10.

Showtime: Amuri takes the agricultural stage. — page 21 ­ 27.

Real Estate: Nth Canty property sales. — page 32 ­ 35.

A step back in time at bridge opening

Old timer . . . A traction engine takes community members back in time at the opening of the new Ashley River bridge last Saturday.


Depreciation may be funded in the Hurunui By ROBYN BRISTOW Depreciation could impact on rates in the Hurunui district in the future. The Hurunui District Council is considering funding for depreciation to

help pay down debt and boost reserves to fund future capital expenditure. The council has decided to fund all the depreciation on utilities ­ water, sewer and stormwater. However, it will be staged to control the

impact on the rate increases across the district. It has also decided to fully fund depreciation on the Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa assets to repay internal debt. This will mean there will be

less of the surplus made by the pools and spa available to the council to offset reserves costs in the district. The community will have the opportunity to submit on the decision when the council’s draft Long Term

Plan (LTP) is put out to public consultation in April. Mayor Winton Dalley says the negative impact of the move will be the short term impact on rates for the first five years. Continued Page 4

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Community celebrates opening By SHELLEY TOPP

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The first impression for many attending the opening of the new Ashley River Bridge last Saturday morning was that it was not finished. ‘‘This is a people’s day,’’ explained Joanna McBride, the Waimakariri District Council civil projects team leader. ‘‘The bridge itself is finished but not the approaches,’’ she said. ‘‘The community lobbied hard for this bridge so we wanted it to be a community day,’’ she said. Ms McBride said it was a day that would give people a chance to have a look at their new bridge before it was open to traffic at the end of March. ‘‘After that the old Ashley River Bridge will be demolished, in April, and that work will take between four to six weeks.’’ The official opening ceremony began with a blessing for the bridge by Aroha Reriti­Crofts, the Waimakariri District Council’s Kaumatua (Maori elder). Master of Ceremonies, Jim Palmer, the council’s chief executive officer, thanked Aroha for her ‘‘ ongoing support and wise counsel.’’ The speeches by guest speakers, Waimakariri MP, Matt Doocey, Mark Yaxley, from the New Zealand Transport Agency, and Mayor David Ayers, were all followed by a waiata from the council’s waiata group. Mr Doocey said the closures of the old Ashley River Bridge had hurt the community but they would now be a thing of the past. Mark Yaxley, a cycling enthusiast, said bridges played a vital role in communities. ‘‘As a cyclist I am tickled pink that this bridge has a cycle track,’’ he said. A giant traction engine parked on the new bridge was a crowd pleaser and Mr Ayers told the crowd the old bridge had been weight­tested by two traction engines before it was opened. ‘‘I don’t know what they would have done if they had proved too heavy,’’ he said. His speech had an unplanned interruption when a member of the big crowd attending the ceremony became unwell and an ambulance had to be called. Following official speeches it was on to cutting the blue ribbon to declare the new bridge open. That job fell to Neil McIntosh, the grandson of William and Jeanie McIntosh who opened the old bridge in 1912, and the scissors he used were the same pair his grandparents used. Then the parade across the bridge began, with competition winners ­ walker Brian Norton, cyclist Dennis Hughes, and driver Margaret Griffith ­ crossing the bridge.

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Star attraction . . . Driver John Newell, accompanied by his mother Leith,make history in her 1911 Wolseley Siddeley, the first car to be driven across all three Ashley River bridges.


Bridge open . . . Waimakariri Mayor, David Ayers, left, joins Neil McIntosh in the ribbon­ cutting ceremony at the opening of the bridge. Members of the North Canterbury Cycling Club joined in the parade, along with the traction engine, and a selection of veteran cars, the star of which was a 1911 Wolseley Siddeley, now owned by Leith Newell of Rangiora, but was formerly owned by the late Lieutenant Colonel Edward (Ted) Bowler Millton, of Birch Hill Station in Oxford. It had an important role as it is the first car to have been driven across all three Ashley River Bridges. It was driven in the parade by John Newell, of Rangiora, who said his mother, Leith, had owned the car for 65 years, and it had been restored by his

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Family day . . . Lucy Prickett (left) with Emma Yardley (front), Donna Harwood (back), Holly Pricket (front centre), Tracy Yardley (back), Lily Yardley (front right) and David Yardley at the opening. father Jack. One side of the bridge was colourfully decorated with artwork from the Kidsfirst Kindergarten in Rangiora and bunting from the North Loburn School. The community day was clearly a hit, with many people attending saying the closures of the old bridge had been disruptive and the new bridge was a welcome new asset for the district. ‘‘We use the bridge a lot. We are up in the Loburn area so the bridge closures have been a major inconvenience. ‘‘To have this new bridge up is really, really good,’’ says David Yardley.

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Kaiapoi High School has grown by 100 students. The school’s roll has jumped from 620 students to 720 this year, which may require a rethink of the school’s master plan, developed with the Ministry of Education last year for its proposed revamp. Principal Bruce Kearney now believes the school roll could top 900 students over the next few years, with growth forecast in Kaiapoi, Woodend, Pegasus, Ohoka, Tuahiwi and Swannanoa. The school’s buildings, which are scheduled for earthquake repairs and a general revamp, have capacity for 800 students. Most of the growth is in year 9 students, with 180 starting at the school this year, which is the most Mr Kearney is aware of in any year. He says 40 year 10­13 students also turned up to enrol in the first week, while Woodend and Pegasus students now fill two buses for the ride into Kaiapoi each day. ‘‘Last year we farewelled our year 13 students and there were 100 when they started in year 9. ‘‘It’s not those moving out here that we’re picking up, it’s those who live here choosing to come here. We are now becoming the school of choice in Kaiapoi, and we are getting good support from our other areas. ‘‘A key part of it is the strength of our primary schools and we work really well together so our children have a seamless transition from primary to secondary school.’’ Mr Kearney believes 900 is the optimum number for Kaiapoi High School. ‘‘That amount of students allows you to provide a full education, but is small enough to provide effective pastoral care.’’ He is aware of suggestions Woodend and Pegasus could soon be big enough to

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Community connections . . . Kaiapoi High School principal Bruce Kearney (left) discusses strategies for connecting with the community with deputy head students Courtney Smythe (17) and McLeod Robertson (16). have their own high school, however, for now he says Kaiapoi has plenty of room for expansion. Mr Kearney says the Kaiapoi cluster schools, including Woodend School, had a joint teacher only day to begin the school year, where they shared ideas for modern learning environments, bring your own devices, information technology, property developments and transitioning from primary to secondary school. ‘‘I haven’t heard of anywhere else in New Zealand doing this, so I think this is unique to Kaiapoi. We want to become a real education hub in North Canterbury and something North Canterbury can be proud of.’’ Mr Kearney says Kaiapoi High School

becoming the school of choice is positive for the whole community. ‘‘In today’s society, young people are often looked at in a negative light, but I truly believe you have to be part of the community that you live in. ‘‘You go to school in your community, go to church in your community, go to the library in your community and then you have a sense of connection with your community. ‘‘Part of the problem is because young people don’t have a connection with the community. More often than not when you get tagging at a school, it’s by a kid who doesn’t attend that school. The more we have children attending school in our community the stronger our community will be.’’

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PUBLIC HEALTH NOTICE Your drinking water Plumbosolvency - Some plumbing fittings have the potential to allow minute traces of metals to accumulate in water that has been standing in the fittings for several hours. This applies to both public and private water supplies. Although the health risk is small, the Ministry of Health recommends that you flush a mugful of water from your drinking-water tap each morning before drinking or after a long absence from your property to remo ve any metals that may have dissolved from the plumbing fittings. We are recommending this simple precaution for all households in New Zealand, including those on public and private water supplies in the Waimakariri District. For more information contact the Waimakariri District Council on (03) 311 8900.

Delay . . . The opening of the Rangiora Town Hall has been delayed a week.

Hall opening delayed By SHELLEY TOPP The much­awaited opening of the Rangiora Town Hall/Theatre/Movie complex has been postponed from February 28 to March 7. Delays in the final completion and fit­ out have caused the postponement, said Craig Sargison, community and recreation manager at the Waimakariri District Council. ‘‘The Waimakariri District Mayor, David Ayers will be officiating at the opening ceremony,’’ he said.

‘‘There will be a general invitation to the community to attend.’’ The first live performance in the auditorium ­ a concert by the Warratahs ­ is booked for March 25. The new movie theatre owner Jeremy Stewart, who also owns Alice in Videoland in Christchurch, said that there will be five movies on show from ‘‘no later than 4pm’’ during opening day. They will be The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, The Theory of Everything, 50 Shades of Grey and Mr Turner and Paddington.

Debt will be paid down and renewals funded From Page 1 Mr Dalley says the first five years rates will be higher and then they will taper off as debt comes down. ‘‘Because we have not had any depreciation funds to renew infrastructure we have debt funded renewals and upgrades by borrowing. ‘‘We are suggesting to the community that we start charging depreciation with the intention in the first instance of using it to pay down debt. ‘‘This then gives us the ability to borrow more because our equity is better. Ultimately we will also build up reserves for renewals in the future. The outcome would be to reduce total debt, reduce expenditure on interest and help meet obligations to control council debt and allow rates to fund projects over time, said Mr Dalley. He says if the community ‘‘bears with us we will put the community into a strong financial position with an ability to hold costs and debt and fund future capital works without having to borrow as much’’. ‘‘We want to leave a legacy of putting the council into a secure financial


position for the community and not send a wave of debt ahead for the next generation to deal with’’. Councils were urged to fund depreciation following the introduction of the Local Government Amendment Act 1996. But after community consultation it was decided not to and instead rate for activities at a higher rate to meet the operating costs in the Internal Financing system. Financial services manager Jason Beck says when the decision was made there was little debt on any infrastructure in the district, but since then a lot had been spent on infrastructure including water supplies in Hanmer Springs and sewer ponds in Amberley. By the end of June this year it will have a debt of about $18.7 million. Mr Beck says by funding depreciation the council can manage its debt and leave enough ‘‘head room’’ to fund projects, such as meeting Drinking Water Standards, within its self­ imposed debt limit of 100 per cent of its $35 million income.



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earthquakes. ‘‘I see a lot of progress happening and see the frustrations. It (recovery) has never been straight forward and the Waimakariri District Council deserves a big tick,’’ said Mr Key. Mayor David Ayers said it was a great day for Oxford, the Waimakariri district and the community. ‘‘We welcome back the old lady which has a new dress,’’ he said. ‘‘The town hall is so central to the life of the town and surrounding areas and it is another step out of the terrible days of 2010 and 2011,’’ he said. The Oxford Town hall, which was opened in 1931, was built by Kerr and Thompson. The Oxford Benevolent and Improvement League, which still exists today, insisted it be built in central Oxford to unite east and west Oxford. The refurbished hall features a new kitchen, toilet and improved disabled access and a north facing community room following the demolition of the attached A&P building on the east side of the hall.

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Region on track as Two openings in the district in a week is New Zealand I’ve said it before that 2015 is going to be a great year and recent events confirm we are on track as a region and as a country. Last week, I hosted the Prime Minister in Waimakariri for the re­ opening of the Oxford Town Hall. Listening to an eloquent speech by Oxford Area School head student April Jones as she spoke about growing up in Oxford with the town hall at the centre of activities ranging from Saturday movies to drama performances, it was evident the building represents more than just bricks and mortar. To have the Prime Minister re­open the building was a really special moment. It was just a few weeks before that we were celebrating the opening of the Ruataniwha Kaiapoi Civic Centre. Both facilities benefited from a $7 million grant from Government towards repairing and replacing Waimakariri’s earthquake­damaged community facilities. I’m proud to be part of a Government

Dear Editor, The Cust Community Network on behalf of the Cust Community wishes to acknowledge the selfless commitment of the Cust Volunteer Fire Brigade members in serving their community through their response to emergency call outs. This summer has been particularly arduous

that is investing in our region and in our community. I also attended recently the launch of the Salvation Army’s State of the Nation report ­ and what a great report that was. The gains we can see in the key social indicators during 2014 are very positive. With my background in health, I was pleased to see child poverty is tracking downward and I asked the report’s author why this was. His response was: job creation. Job creation reduces child poverty and the National­led Government has created 80,000 new jobs in the last year and will create 150,000 new jobs in the next two years. There are also positive shifts in crime and recidivism; children at risk; employment; and teenage pregnancy, which has fallen to the lowest level in at least 22 years. Incomes are rising faster than the cost of living There is still a lot of work that needs to be done but it’s rewarding to see we are on the right track to stronger families and caring communities.

with the drought and a spate of suspicious fires adding to the workload. Supporting each member is often a family who has also to deal with the callouts, which may occur at any inconvenient hour, disturbing meals, entertainment and sleep. When the alarm sounds the rapid response of the VFB is remarkable and it is reassuring to

We live in an individualistic age and people sometimes are heard to say that they don’t use something and ask why they should have to help pay for it. Governments, both local and central, on the other hand have a wider responsibility when it comes to services. In the case of local government, many, perhaps most, services are delivered to communities rather than to individuals. Where services can easily be charged to the individuals who use them, such as building consents, we do. Sometimes services are funded through a combination of community funding and user charges ­ public swimming pools are a good example of that Last week’s opening and re­opening of the Ashley Bridge and the Oxford Town Hall, the latter an earthquake­ recovery project, are a case in point. Many in our District will not drive over the Cones Road Bridge across the Ashley in the proverbial month of Sundays. On the other hand, they probably accept that it is part of a roading

network that we all use and an important one at that. Our roading rates go to towards the network not just the section of road that goes past where we live. The Oxford Town Hall is a similar case. Local Government has long seen a role for itself in providing meeting places and our District is dotted with a network of local halls from Coopers Creek to Pines Beach and the more recent sports pavilions that also serve as meeting places for their communities. Some of these are provided by trusts and clubs, some by the Council. We all pay rates to support these, including grants to many of the locally­owned halls. Town Halls and bridges may not seem to have much in common, but to an extent they do. They help bring communities closer together ­ bridges by removing the barriers presented by rivers and town halls by providing places where our communities can come together for events both important and minor. It was a good week for the district with those two openings!

know that friends, unknown members of the public or ourselves, can rest assured the call will be answered. A very big thank you from all residents who do appreciate your dedication and commitment to our communities welfare. Yours, The Cust Community Network.

Boot sale and variety stalls market A Boot sale and variety stalls market ­ a Kaikoura Integrated Family Health Centre fundraiser ­ will be held every third Saturday, including Easter, until Queens Birthday weekend (May 30), in the Kaikoura Primary School grounds (School Hall if wet). The first market will be on March 7 from 9am to 1pm. There will be arts and crafts, plants, produce, new and used goods. Vehicles and stalls welcome ­ $10 up to 3.5m by 3.5. Contact Marlene (03) 319 5759. Loburn School concert Loburn School summer sounds, concert in the playground will be held on Saturday, February 28, from 5pm to 10pm. Bring your own chair or rug and picnic to listen to Christchurch band Shadow Puppet. Tickets cost: $15 an adult and $5 for primary school children and can be purchased from Loburn School and Special Occasions, Rangiora.



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Uke duo to perform Popular Nelson ukulele duo ­ Uke n Duet ­ are to perform in Amberley. Jan and June will perform a range of songs next Saturday night (March 7) at the Amberley School hall, which if you over 45 you will instantly recognise, and also some of June’s originals such as ‘I want a Grandma whose famous’. This song won June The New Zealand Women’s Weekly’s Grooviest Grandma competition in 2014. In her early twenties, she was one half of the singing duo Jay n Bee , which won TV One’s New Faces in 1971. They toured with British singer­ songwriter Roger Whittaker throughout New Zealand and even released several records. June also taught her 7­year­old grandson the ukulele by skype and

wrote a song for him to sing for Amberley Idol. The weekly practice sessions went well enough to help him into the final of Amberley Idol The duo says their music appeals to all ages but it appears to have struck a particular chord with the over 50s. ‘‘We think it is because we play songs that we enjoy and they know,’’ say the pair that formed Ache n Duet just three years ago and began performing in the Nelson district. They are now in constant demand for performances with bookings up to a year ahead. Tickets to their March 7 show are at Sally Macs, Amberley and Stan’s 7 Day Pharmacy in Rangiora ­ $15 for the 2pm show or $20 for the show and afternoon tea afterwards.

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Kaikoura leads in waste Kaikoura is leading the way in reducing waste. Responding to media reports which suggest New Zealanders produce 3.68kg of waste a day, district planner Rachel Vaughan says ‘‘not so in Kaikoura‘‘, where locals and tourists produce just 500 grams of waste a day. Not satisfied with this, Ms Vaughan says Kaikoura can do better. ‘‘We talk about our diversion ­ three­ quarters of our waste gets recycled. But what’s more important is the amount we are sending to the landfill, which is continuing to drop.’’ Mayor Winston Gray says the secret is measuring your waste, which Kaikoura does through the programme EarthCheck. ‘‘Until you measure these things, you don’t know what you’re doing. We didn’t know how much waste we were producing

until we can began benchmarking in 1991. Once you start doing it, you can’t afford to let your standards slip. When you get a season like this one, with a lot of people coming through they notice it.’’ Mr Gray believes the rest of New Zealand needs to step up and improve too. Kaikoura’s waste reduction meant the district did not need to join the rest of Canterbury in the Kate Valley Landfill, but long term the district needed to plan for one when its landfill eventually fills up. In the year to June 2014, Kaikoura sent 821.2 tonnes of waste to the landfill, from an equivalent population of 5384 (including visitors ­ the permanent population is 3780). This equates to 0.16 tonnes or 160kg a person. Total waste, including recycling, so far this year is just 280kg a person, with just 86kg going to landfill.

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said. ‘‘We couldn’t afford to get things fixed, we had to fix it ourselves.’’ During the depression years of the 1930’s it was particularly tough. This taught Brian to be resourceful. He often designed and built labour­saving devices for the farm which included an elevator to lift hay bales from the field up on to the truck and then off the truck into the barn for stacking. Farm machinery was expensive to buy, as it is today. ‘‘You had to put a 20% deposit on, that was the law,’’ he said. ‘‘And the rest was paid off.’’ ‘‘We had to work 7 days a week. We had Christmas Day and Anzac Day off,’’ Brian said. The long years of hard work have taken a toll. ‘‘It ruins your health. I’ve had two heart operations and three new knees.’’ However, he believes that the social

interaction between farming people back then, particularly during harvesting time, created strong rural communities and often helped solve problems too. But by the 1950s that was starting to change with the arrival of fully automated machinery operated by only one person. Both Brian and Adrian have an incredible memory for dates associated with vehicles. The 1950 grey Fordson, parked in the garage at Brian’s Rangiora home, is a former Rangiora Borough Council truck. It was 1942 when the boat carrying a new hay baler on its way to New Zealand from England was sunk by a Japanese torpedo. However, asked when Brian and his wife Lesley married, he has to reflect, but finally settles on 1956. ‘‘That was a good year for Chevrolets,’’ said Adrian. ‘‘Better check,’’ said Brian. Actually they were married on April 27, 1957, Lesley tells him.

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Hay time . . . Brian Moir, by the truck door, with his brother, Rex, during the 1950s with a 1935 V8 farm truck fitted with an elevator on the front that Brian designed and built to lift hay bales from the ground up on to the truck and back down into the barn for stacking.

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Rangiora’s Brian Moir is the ‘Godfather’ of Ford Model T restoration in New Zealand, a self­confessed ‘‘magpie’’, with an inbuilt fascination with machinery. The Model T restorer has others phoning to seek help. Friend, and fellow machinery enthusiast, Adrian Whiteman, from Fernside, says Brian has restored many Model T vehicles to a high standard over the years and people from all over New Zealand contact him for mechanical help with their restoration work. ‘‘He can sit there and listen to it (the engine) and tell you what is wrong,’’ Adrian said. Not so long ago he solved a particularly complex problem when a restorer brought him a 1909 engine missing an unknown key component. A professional engineering company in Christchurch said the engine could not be repaired. However, Brian worked out what was wrong, and created a whole new mechanism to bring the old engine back to life. Brian, who is 81, was restoring Ford Model T’s before it was fashionable and took part in the 1965 International Vintage Car rally which involved a competitive tour from Christchurch, through the Haast Pass, the Mount Cook area, Southern Lakes District, Wanaka and Queenstown before returning to Christchurch. But his initial fascination with machinery began with tractors as a small child growing up on the family dairy farm at Lincoln, where his father, Harry, ran an agricultural contracting business from 1923. ‘‘I’ve been interested in tractors since I was born,’’ Brian said. ‘‘I’ve been driving them since I was ten­ years­old. I was taken out of school because it was war time and there was a shortage of labour. For one or two days a week, just to fill in.’’ Brian was one of six children and they all pitched in helping with farm work. ‘‘My two older sisters used to work on the farm and drive the tractor too,’’ he said. ‘‘I’ve grown up with a love of tractors.’’ Adrian said that the older vehicles had a particular fascination for both of them because they required more interaction. ‘‘Even though they are cold pieces of steel they all have their own individual personalities,’’ he said. Whereas the modern vehicles ‘‘you just turn on the key’’. Brian said that his mechanical prowess was born out of necessity. ‘‘They talk about poor people today but they don’t know what poor people are,’’ he

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Model Ts tour country roads Model T Fords weaved their way through North Canterbury recently. The older timers were making their way to the West Coast as part of the seven day coast to coast ‘‘West is Best’’ 2015 National Rally, which was run by the Model T Ford Club of New Zealand. The entrants assembled in the Ivory Street Countdown carpark in Rangiora on Thursday, January 29, before setting off for Murchison for the first stop over of the journey. The next day the cars ventured across country to Lake Rotorua and through the Buller Gorge to Westport. Day three saw the cars wind their way to Karamea, before taking a trip north to gaze on the Heaphy Track, then venturing back to Westport. After stopping off in Greymouth, the Model Ts toured over the Southern Alps and back to Hanmer Springs, where their drivers and passengers stopped off for a soak in the hot pools, before returning to Country jaunt . . . Model T Fords stop off in Culverden during a jaunt to the West Coast PHOTO: CLAIRE OXNAM recently. Rangiora for the final dinner on Wednesday, February 4.

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Tractor enthusiasts go trekking for charity Tractor enthusiasts are hoping to raise $100,000 for the Westpac Chopper Appeal during a 2100km trek which starts in Invercargill on March 12. The 16 day trek will see 25 veteran tractors and 20 support crew travel up the West Coast to Reefton, across to Amberley and back to Invercargill via Geraldine and Gore. The Southern Tractor Trekker group decided on the ‘‘Chopper Appeal’’ as most of them live in rural areas and a number are rural firefighters and know rural people rely on the ‘‘rescue chopper’’, should they have some kind of accident. Along the way Westpac Branches will be supporting the group as they arrive in their town. They will stop at each Westpac Branch to enable the local communities to see the tractors and donate money to the appeal. Funds can also be donated on line or at

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Golfers descend on Kaiapoi By ROBYN BRISTOW Over 100 golf teams will descend on Kaiapoi next week to play in the Clubs New Zealand 35th Penn Hawkins Rosebowl national men’s pairs golf tournament. The tournament, which is being hosted

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by the Kaiapoi Club ­ formerly the Kaiapoi Working Men’s Club ­ and the Kaiapoi Golf Club, is the result of two years planning. It starts with a practice day on Monday, March 2 with the tournament taking place over Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The Kaiapoi Club’s golf section, led by Paul Roddick, has spent hours planning the detail to ensure all the visitors enjoy their time in Kaiapoi. All accommodation in a 12km radius of the town is heavily booked and detailed travel arrangements are in place for volunteers to ensure all golfers get to the course on time. The first tee off times are from 7.15am and continue throughout the day with people needing to be ferried to the course and back to the Kaiapoi Club for evening meals. Significant sponsors have been found to support this event. Boxman have provided containers to store the clubs and trundlers overnight, Envirowaste Christchurch for paying transportation of the containers, Rangiora Mega Mitre 10 is sponsoring the prizes and other local chartered clubs are assisting with vans for transport. The four team members representing Kaiapoi are Darryl Smith, Norman Burns, Ernie McIver, and John Bell. The Golf Club team and volunteers have been preparing the grounds for over a year and the course is now in pristine condition. Similarly the Kaiapoi Club has had significant earthquake repair work done, particularly in its main bar areas. Its major contractor Cook Brothers have been under strict timelines to ensure the areas concerned are finished to provide an excellent meeting area for all participants. The official welcome will be held at Kaiapoi Club on Monday (March 2) starting at 7.30pm with club president Maurice Nutira and Clubs NZ representative Keith Ballantyne and golf section president Pat Kavanagh welcoming the 236 players and supporters. This will be followed by Dick Taylor as guest speaker. There also events every night at the Kaiapoi Club during the Tournament. The tournament finishes on Thursday, March 5, with prize­giving at 8pm and the announcement of North Island and South Team winners as well as the winning Clubs NZ National Men’s Pairs Golf Tournament. The Golf Club urgently needs extra golf trundlers for the event as most players from the North Island cannot bring these on the planes as well as their clubs. If you can help please could you contact either Neville or Marg at the Kaiapoi Golf Club.

Coming home . . . Patch­ina is coming home, following a successful auction in PHOTO: YOU ME WE US PROJECT Christchurch recently.

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Thumbs up . . . Leithfield School pupils give the thumbs up after PHOTO: DAYNA BURTON. training to cross State Highway One safely.

Showing the way . . . Constable Ken Terry shows gives instructions to Leithfield School pupils before they cross busy PHOTO: DAYNA BURTON. State Highway One.

Pupils given safety tips Safety tips on crossing State Highway One at Pukeko Junction, were given to young Leithfield School students who share the highway daily with cars, huge trucks, buses and camper vans, last week. The session, led by Senior constable Ken Terry, began in the classroom, moved to the tennis courts for some practical sessions, before students were taken to the highway for ‘‘live’’ practice. They were shown how to group together, hold their bikes, or hold each others hands to get to the other side safely on their way to school. The children practiced crossing the busy highway briskly and were given bright orange safety vests and flags for the cycles by the New Zealand Transport Authority (NZTA), to ensure they could be seen on their way to and from school. While the children practiced crossing the highway work was continuing behind the scenes to see if a bus could be funded through the school to transport pupils from the beach settlement to and from school. Councillor Julie Coster chair of the road safety committee says the safety session stemmed from concerns by Leithfield community member, Tony Frazier, who was worried about the safety of pupils who had to cross the highway daily at Pukeko Junction, on their way to school in the village. The idea snowballed with the New Zealand Transport Authority, police and the road safety committee becoming involved. ‘‘Constable Ken Terry was quick to point out to the children that it is their parents responsibility whether to let them cross the SH1 on their own or not. But we are attempting to make it safer for them and the flags and vests will do that,’’ says Mrs Coster. ‘‘On the day of the training everyone in attendance was amazed at the traffic flow and behaviour, particularly with speed. Those trucks are huge and the kids are so little,’’ she says. A roadside discussion was held on the potential to run Leithfield’s bus across the main highway each morning and afternoon to better ensure the safety of the children. However, Mrs Coster said the Ministry of Education had been contacted and reiterated their Transport Assistance Policy was based purely on kilometres travelled from school. She says the Leithfield Beach area is within the required distance from the school and therefore the Ministry can not provide any assistance to children attending school from the beach settlement. She said while the school has its own bus which transports pupils to school events and investigations were under way to find a funding source so it could extend its use to transport beach children to and from school. ‘‘In the meantime the school is extremely grateful for the vests and flags which can only improve the safety of all these children on the road,’’ she says. Jude Ward from NZTA said the highway is extremely busy. ‘‘If numbers continue to swell at Leithfield Beach, there needs to be more thought put into the process (of getting children to school safely) going forward,’’ she says.

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New defibrillator Rangiora has a new defibrillator to help save lives. A new automated external defibrillator (AED) was launched at Rangiora ASB last week, as part of a nationwide initiative between ASB and St John. Christchurch St John trainer Margaret Johnson was on hand to offer training in CPR and how to use the new AED, which will be available during the bank’s opening hours. ‘‘If you use CPR and you can get to an AED the chances of survival are much improved,’’ Margaret says. She says the AED works by stopping an ‘‘errant heart rhythm’’, allowing the heart beat to be restarted using CPR. Margaret is aware of at least 19 AEDs available in Rangiora, including the local fire brigade, swimming pool, rest homes and some schools. Some AEDs can be located at www.aedlocations.co.nz, by entering your town or suburb.



Life saving . . . Christchurch St John trainer Margaret Johnson (centre), of Cheviot, watches on while Michelle Moffat (left), of Rangiora, and Isabel Prosser, of Loburn, learn CPR with the new automated external defibrillator at Rangiora ASB last week.


New Life head students Rangiora New Life School year 13 students Joel Harnett and Olivia Reed are looking forward to busy year at school. The pair have been selected as the school’s head students for 2015. Joel is a keen footballer and plays for the FCTwenty 11 team in Christchurch. He will be heading up the his school’s peer support programme this year. Olivia excels in performing arts. She will perform the role of the school’s events co­ordinator this year. Head students . . . Joel Harnett and Olivia PHOTO: SUPPLIED. Reed.

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Local polo players head to USA By ROBYN BRISTOW Three North Canterbury polo players are busy fundraising as they prepare to head to Florida next month, the ‘‘power­ house’’ of polo in the United States. The three, Sam Martin (St Andrews College), Jimmy Downes (St Andrew’s College) and William Appleby (Christchurch Boys High School), have been selected in the New Zealand schools polo team along with Adam Howarth (Palmerston North Boys High School) and Dean Fullerton (St Paul’s Collegiate, Hamilton). Coach Guy Martin says its really pleasing three Canterbury players have been selected in the side with Canterbury continuing to lead the charge in polo nationally. He says Jimmy Downes had not ridden at all until three seasons ago when he was introduced to polo through the Schools and University Polo Association (SUPA) competitions locally, while Sam had been playing for some time and Will has now also had three seasons of polo. He and the players land in Florida, which has ‘‘tremendous facilities’’, on March 30 and will have a few days to become familiar with their mounts by playing some practice games before the real matches begin. ‘‘They provide the horses which makes the matches all the more challenging and they don’t always get the same horses for each match which tests the skills of the riders,’’ says Mr Martin. Meanwhile fundraising has started in earnest with the boys selling firewood, silage and wine. Mr Martin says the New Zealand Polo Association is helping out with some funds but the boys would appreciate people looking out for their signs when they are selling goods, to help boost their funds. Anyone interested in playing polo at

Open day . . . Visitors enjoying the surrounds of Iron Ridge Sculpture Park at last PHOTO: SUPPLIED year’s open day.

Iron Ridge open day Live music and sculpture will blend on March 8 at the Iron Ridge Quarry Sculpture Park from 11am to 5pm. The Johnny Possum Band will entertain, along with other musicians as Raymond Herber gives iron­working demonstrations on his coal forge and Bon Suter carves limestone. There will be plenty to titivate the taste buds at the park which was formerly the Amberley Lime works. Brew Moon will be selling its beer, Dancing Waters its wine, the Brew Crew, Horse power . . . North Canterbury polo players, Sam Martin (red hat), James Downes (grey Julie and David, will be selling coffee and hat) and Will Appleby in white, have been selected to represent New Zealand in Florida next iced coffees, while Suzie McKenzie and Co PHOTO: SUPPLIED will be putting on their Gourmet Sausage month. sizzle as a fundraiser for the Waipara Cycle ponies and experienced coaches who can Trail. secondary school level is invited to visit Other locals, who are regulars at the the SUPA website. take a novice player right through to tournament level. SUPA was established to promote Farmers Market, will be selling food and All players need to begin is a good youth polo in New Zealand and offers drinks. There will also be jewellery, art and equestrian helmet, riding boots, chaps students from Year 7 the opportunity to learn and play at tournament level. Even and a sense of adventure. Costs for crafts stalls and ice blocks for the little lessons are similar to other school those with very little riding experience people. Local face painter Bev will also be there transforming children’s faces. can learn to ride and control a polo pony, activities. Tickets cost $20 for adults, with children hit a ball at a walk then trot and learn to At present, Waireka Polo Farm at Sefton, 30 minutes north of Christchurch, under 16 free. The event will be signposted play chukkas. from Waipara Hills (formally the Mud is the main base for SUPA lessons and SUPA makes the sport of polo school tournaments. accessible by providing well­schooled House), north of Amberley.

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The Rangiora Scottish Dancing Club has got off to a good start this year. Each year dancers from all over New Zealand, and some from overseas, get together for a week long summer school. This year it was held in Dunedin and several local members went down, including three young dancers who sat and passed their medal tests. The Rangiora club has been dancing for 41 years with members from age 9 to those in their 80s. Country dancing is a social form of dancing, as opposed to Highland dancing which is competitive solo dancing. The club runs a regular club night and entertains at retirement homes, Scottish events, birthdays, clubs and wherever else they are invited. The club is starting the year off with a free evening of easy dances on Monday, March 2, from 7.15pm at the Trinity Methodist Church hall on King Street, Rangiora, and everyone is welcome to come along and give it a try. Contact: president Helen Russ (03)

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Artist draws light A large body of artworks by Susie Baker, using a variety of alternative photographic processes, will be on show in Kaikoura next month. ‘‘Drawing with Light’’, a fine art photography exhibition will run at 25 Beach Road from March 13 to April 12 and explores a variety of alternative photographic practices. An artists’ walk and gallery tour will be held on March 26 at 1pm. Some of these processes used by Baker require the sun to expose the images like ‘Gum­oil’, ‘Cyanotype’ and ‘salt printing’, and these images are often layered with charcoal and paint. Other images are made by experimenting with ‘pin­hole’ and ‘box­brownie’ cameras. Susie shows her use of unconventional darkroom practice through images made with materials such as ‘Liquid Photographic Emulsion’, ‘Lith film’ ­ transparencies turned into light­boxes ­ and hand manipulated black and white prints. Images have been printed on to a variety of materials including watercolour paper, rocks, material and traditional black and white paper. Visitors to the exhibition will also witness the natural phenomena that led to the invention of the camera, the Camera Obscura. Information panels will explain the processes, bringing the viewer into the artist’s world. Free technical hand­ outs will be available for those inspired to try the processes at home. Originally from Scotland, Susie has been living in Kaikoura, since 2007. She is a graduate from Glasgow School of Art (1998), obtaining a BA (Hons) in Fine Art Photography. She has been teaching alternative photographic

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Family affair . . . Amuri A&P president Bruce Black and his wife Jane at home on the family PHOTO: AMANDA BOWES. farm near Culverden.


Show a family affair By AMANDA BOWES Amuri Agricultural and Pastoral show president, Bruce Black, is not the only one in his family to be involved in this year’s show. Youngest son, George, will be entering the stock horse class and taking part in the Amuri Mounted Rifles Troop display, while older brother Ben, will be running the Young Farmer’s fencing competition. Jane has been helping Bruce with the multitude of organisational duties and working in with daughters Meg and Annie, who are catering for the President’s tent. The Blacks farm 220 hectares near Culverden, which until 2013 was a mixed farm. It was then converted to dairy and now milks 700 cows. Bruce says his oldest son, Ben, convinced them dairying was the way of the future and after much thought, Bruce and Jane decided it was their son’s chance to have a say in the farm’s future. They are both involved with the dairy farm with Jane deciding to give up the bakery in Culverden to help with the transition from sheep to cows. Both say they are enjoying working cows and calves. Bruce is kept busy with tractor work, fertiliser spreading and general farm work along with leading the organisation of the Amuri A&P show this year. The showgrounds have been further development during the year, with more trees planted to provide shelter and shade. Bruce says a large increase in dairy based industry trade space this year reflects the Amuri area’s land use

and he invites the whole community to come and look at what is on offer. No show goes ahead without hours of planning and input by the committee, volunteer workers and the sponsors. Bruce and Jane say they give their heart felt thanks to all the tireless people slogging away to bring a great show to the district. They also acknowledge the dedication of Duncan MacFarlane, Des Slassor and Barney Beaven for keeping the grounds in tip top condition and caring for them all year round so that they are ready for action when show time rolls around. Generous donations of gift lambs and gift calves have helped the show coffers hugely, so many thanks go to the farmers who have supplied stock, says Bruce. The couple are particularly looking forward to the President’s half hour in the ring, when a display will be put on by the recently re­formed Amuri Mounted Rifles Troop. Horse dentist, Alan Vliet Vlieland, will also have his wonderful Clydesdales pulling the red cross wagon complete with medics as part of the ANZAC display. Bruce and Jane, along with their family, are looking forward to the 2015 Amuri A&P Show, catching up with friends and exhibitors during the course of the day and at the community barbecue, to be held at the end of the steer riding competition. The barbecue is a new initiative, replacing the President’s tent function and is aimed at bringing the community together after a day of competition and celebration.

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History celebrated . . . Prize winning show certificates from yesteryear line a beam in Highfield Woolshed near Waiau. The first Amuri A&P Show was held at Highfield in 1908.

Centennial book planned The Amuri Agricultural and Pastoral Association will celebrate is 100th show next year. A centennial book is being written by James Hoban of Culverden to commemorate the milestone. James is keen to hear from anyone who has any stories, memories or photos that could be included in the book. He says it does not matter how big or small the stories or anecdotes are or how far back they go, the book committee would like to have them. While it is more than 100 years since the first show was held, some years were missed out due to war and epidemics which saw the show cancelled. For the project to be a success, information is needed by May this year so the book can be published at the end

of the year. Any contributions can be emailed to amurishowbook@outlook.com or phone James Hoban on (03) 315 8108. The first Amuri A&P Show was held at Highfield near Waiau on March 25, 1908, when the Northcote family offered their land to be used for the show. Despite being based in Waiau, the Amuri A&P was determined to be a country­wide association and like today, they had a different show president each year. In the early years the association made sure the president came from a different district in the county each year, on a rotation to make sure the whole country was involved. In is unclear when the show shifted to Rotherham, but Highfield hosted the show for many years before it moved further south.

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Excellent day ahead Entries and trade space are up at this year’s Amuri A&P Show and secretary Kate Boyd, says it is shaping up to be an excellent day. A feature of the show will be a tribute to the humble flock sheep ­ the main source of income for Amuri farmers before the days of dairying. Entries in the Flock Sheep class are good reflecting the number of properties still running sheep outside the main dairying areas. Suffolk sheep make an appearance this year after an absence of many years and the Texel breed is recognised for it’s quarter century in New Zealand in a special marquee. With the dry season, entries in the arable section aren’t as strong as usual, but there has been an increase in the number of fodder beet entries. Kate says the produce shed has good entries and there has been an interesting surge in the Needlework and Hand­craft classes, with entries from all ages. Horse entries are up and the popular lead rein class in the pony section has been well supported. Kate says this is a great way young riders can be introduced to the showing world without the pressures of a bigger show. The Peter Munro Commercials Ltd Show Jump and Vehicle Slalom will provide great entertainment as the event is run as a TAM5 show jumping course. This will be followed by a cone and obstacle slalom course on a sponsors push bike. The quickest overall time with the least amount of penalties wins. Horses feature strongly at the show, with

the Amuri Mounted Rifles doing a display in the President’s half hour and Clydesdales will also take part pulling a wagon complete with medics. Riders in the Amuri Mounted Rifles display are also taking part in the 100 year, 100 horse ANZAC ride from The Peaks to Waikari on ANZAC day. The buying of uniforms and leather gear plus associated costs have been funded by Terry King and to help out with the once in a life time event, donations will be collected at the show in a bucket appeal. Photography entries are strong and it is a section that gets bigger each year. With the increase in back yard poultry, this section has good entries. All breeds are catered for as well as pet hens and roosters and ducks. With Amuri having a strong dairy and beef farming presence, pet calves are catered for and can be any breed. Pet lambs will be dressed up to the nines with a best dressed pet lamb class and one for sheep with judging starting at 11am. The Gift Weaned Calf (either dairy or beef) class has increased each year and along with the gift lamb is an integral part of the Association’s fund raising for the year. Shearing is a spectator event that is watched by many and with Open, Senior, Intermediate and Junior shearers battling it out for a raft of prizes. Entries in the wool section are also strong. Side shows, trade exhibits and children’s events provide plenty for the whole family with the steer riding and Young Farmers Club fencing competition both expected to pull good crowds.

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By AMANDA BOWES The Amuri Mounted Rifles Troop will be honoured in a special display during the President’s half hour at this year’s Amuri A&P Show. Seven riders from North Canterbury have re­formed the Amuri Mounted Rifles. It was originally established in 1899 as one of three volunteer militia groups which formed to answer the call to fight in the Boer War. George Black, son of the Amuri Show President, Bruce, will be taking part in the display, along with Rory McTavish from Waikuku, Mike Donaldson, from Amberley, Terry King, from The Peaks, Tina Longman and Sam Wilson from Hawarden and Cathy Johns from Hanmer Springs. The group will ride in formation and be joined by a red cross wagon pulled by Alan Vliet Vlieland’s Clydesdale horses, complete with medics. Local farmer Beau McRae will have a flag from the hospital in Gallipoli where his great grandmother nursed during the First World War, draped over the wagon. The Amuri Mounted Rifles Troop began life in 1899 at the same time as Malvern and Ellesmere and the three constituted the Canterbury Mounted Rifles Regiment. This in turn was later absorbed into the Canterbury Yeomanry Cavalry. The Amuri Mounted Rifles were part of the third contingent and were known as Rough Riders, as they had good horsemanship and shooting skills but no knowledge of battle. In 1900, The Press ran a story on the Amuri Mounted Rifles holding a camp at Pahau, ‘‘three miles from the town of Culverden’’. All classes of ‘‘mounted and dismounted work was done with the men’s tents laid out in two lines. Between the horse lines and the tents

Ready for action . . . Mike Donaldson with Ten Bob, George Black with Lockie and Terry PHOTO: AMANDA BOWES King with Stella who will be at the Amuri A&P Show. a small trench has been dug and here the men have to parade their saddles each day. The result is a fine symmetry and orderliness. The camp is distinctly one of work, Reveille being sounded at 5.30 each morning and from that time until dark the men are kept hard at it.’’ Amuri was proud of its Mounted Riflemen and George Rutherford donated money to build a drill hall in Culverden in 1901. The hall still stands and is now used as an art gallery. While the Amuri Mounted Rifles formed in response to the Boer War, the use of horses in New Zealand

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Vaccination urged Dog owners are being asked to ensure their dogs are vaccinated before they take them to the Amuri A&P Show. With the outbreak of Canine Cough (Kennel Cough) in the Hurunui district, show organiser are urging dog owners to have their dogs vaccinated at least 72 hours before going to the show. Vaccinating is simple and is usually administered by a squirt up the dog’s nostril. Canine Cough is highly infectious and a show is one place where it can spread rapidly.

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By AMANDA BOWES It is 25 years since Texel sheep were introduced to New Zealand and the Amuri Agricultural and Pastoral show is celebrating the milestone with a dedicated marquee. The hardy breed has won the hearts of many and in North Canterbury there are 11 registered breeders, from Oxford to Cheviot. Kate Boyd, the secretary for the Amuri Show, breeds Texels just out of Hawarden with her husband Quintin and says they are relative new comers to the breed, having established the stud in 2009. She says she is looking forward to the celebrations. To recognise twenty five years of the breed, the Texel Breeders Association have donated a special rosette for the Best Texel in Show. While Kate and Quintin may class themselves as new comers to Texels, Keith Berry, from Waipara Downs, was one of the first to bring the breed to the Hurunui District being the eighth registered breeder in the New Zealand Sheep Breeders Flock Book. The first sheep were released from quarantine in 1990 and Keith says Waikari Corriedale breeder, John Sidey, convinced him to go to the first auction in Fielding. Keith had tried other terminal sire breeds, but found lambs became over fat. He went with John to the auction and purchased his first ewes which founded the Waipara Downs Stud. Now 25 years later, he is still passionate about the breed which has fitted in well with his farming system, but says the ram selling business is

Champion . . . Kate and Quintin Boyd with their champion Texel ewe from the 2014 Amuri Show. tough throughout the sheep industry. He describes himself as a sheep enthusiast, selling about 40 rams a year. North Canterbury Vets were involved with some of the first embryo transplants outside quarantine. Noel McGirr and John Turner worked with Keith doing embryo transplants from his pure Texel ewes. Eggs were harvested, fertilised and transplanted into recipient commercial ewes. Mike Cartridge, the vet at Waikari, was also involved with embryo transplants, having bought some Texels for his property just out of Waikari. The Texel originated from the Island of Texel, in the North Sea, above Holland and was thought to have evolved by the multiple crossing of

English breeds. Their environment is harsh with a short growing season, so the breed adapted to being great feed converters and hardy. Lambs get up quickly to survive and this trait is still evident today. The well muscled hind quarters which is a distinguishing feature of the breed, comes from a unique gene combination, which is passed on to a lesser degree in cross bred animals and results in an early maturing forward lamb with little fat to muscle ratio. With about 160 registered Texel studs throughout New Zealand, the breed has continued to thrive and adapt to varying climates and the Amuri A&P Show is proud to recognise the positive impact the breed has had in New Zealand.

On farm cattle judging popular Each year, the Amuri A&P Show on farm judging of dairy and beef cattle gets more popular and this year the judges have their work cut out for them. On the Tuesday before the show, judges will head out to various farms where they will look at a variety of beef and dairy animals. In the beef cattle section, the classes for prime beef include judging three steers under 20 months and three heifers under 20 months. Beef heifers suitable for breeding are scrutinised and 100% of the farmer’s

rising three year old replacement heifers are put before the judge. The younger, rising two year old heifers are also judged with 100% of the replacement animals presented. Dairy cattle are judged on the same day. Replacement dairy heifers consist of in calf rising two year olds to be judged on farm or on a grazing block The class is open to owners and graziers. Replacement heifer calves can also be be presented on farm or on a grazing block and entered by either owner or

grazier. If the grazier enters the animals, it has to be with permission of the owner. The dairy cow classes include the milk solid production from one cow herd tested over 24 hours from any time between September 25, 2014 and December 14. Three cows of any age in milk have a class and also two cows over the age of six years. At the end of the day, a social public function will be held at the Culverden Hotel, from 7pm, where prizes will be presented.

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Two North Canterbury dairy farms will open their farm gates to discuss ‘‘tactics for tight times’’. DairyNZ’s new initiative ‘‘tactics for tight times’’ aims to give farmers tips to ‘‘survive and thrive in a low milk price season’’ and to follow the fortunes of dairy farms over the next 18 months. Culverden sharemilkers James and Ceri Bourke will host their first focus day on Thursday, March 5, while on Tuesday, March 17, it will be the turn of Oxford sharemilkers Scott and Leone Evans. North Canterbury consulting officer Noelle Fox says the farms were approached as they are well­known in their local areas and ‘‘they have been very good to agree to do it’’. ‘‘It’s a huge undertaking. We will be looking at their cashflow and they are allowing personal information from their business operations to be discussed. ‘‘We are really privileged and they are doing the industry a favour.’’ She says the first focus days will be a chance to get to know the farms, look at the projected cashflow and budgets for next season and explore the farm goals within that context. Ms Fox will work with the Evanses, while Canterbury / North Otago regional leader Virginia Serra will work with the Bourkes. The Bourkes finished runner up in the Canterbury / North Otago sharemilker / equity farmer of the year competition last year. They are 50/50 sharemilkers on an 800 cow farm and contract milk another 800 cows on two dairy farms owned by Peter and Ruth Mossman. Their milking platform is fully irrigated, with all the

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Dairy winners announced soon The winners of the 2015 Canterbury North Otago Dairy Industry Awards are set to be announced at a gala dinner next month. Regional managers Jeremy and Stacey Duckmanton say the awards recognise excellence and achievement on farms throughout the region and aim to foster the career of passionate dairy farmers. The winners of the region’s sharemilker / equity farmer, farm manager and dairy trainee of the year competitions will be announced at the

Wigram Airforce Museum on March 25. The entrants will be competing for cash and prizes worth about $80,000 and the honour of winning the regional title. Mrs Duckmanton says she was pleased with the region’s tally of 75 entries, although she had been a little disappointed in the number of withdrawals. There are now 11 competing for the sharemilker / equity farmer title, 16 in the farm manager contest and 28 contesting for the dairy trainee title.


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She congratulates all entrants for taking the challenge to see how their farm business and management skills compare with others. ‘‘It’s always hard to put yourself forward, but ultimately the experience will deliver benefits to them personally. It will also lift their farm business performance and enhance their future employment prospects. The Duckmantons are convening the awards for the first time. Jeremy won the region’s sharemilker of the year title in 2010.

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‘‘One of the major goals of the dairy industry awards is to help people progress in the dairy industry. We are really pleased to be a part of such a positive organisation and are enjoying the opportunity to meet the motivated and enthusiastic entrants from our region. ‘‘It is a stimulating and supportive environment and we know our entrants will gain so much from just meeting the other entrants, as well as sponsors and industry leaders at our awards dinner. It’ll be a lot of fun.’’ Mrs Duckmanton says managing the regional awards is a new challenge and provides an opportunity to learn new skills and develop relationships with industry professionals and sponsors associated with the awards in the region. ‘‘We’ve got a great team of volunteers working hard to make the awards night a real memorable and special occasion for our entrants.’’ She says those considering entering the awards should attend the regional awards dinner and gain an insight into the awards experience first­hand. North Canterbury dominated last year’s awards in the Canterbury / North Otago region, with Culverden equity farmers Kevin and Sara O’Neill first and sharemilkers James and Ceri Bourke second in the sharemilker / equity farmer section, while Phillip Colombus, of Eyrewell, and Ivan Vujcich, of Oxford, won the farm manager and dairy trainee awards respectively. Tickets to the region’s awards dinner cost $85 and can be purchased online at www.dairyindustryawards.co.nz.


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Price volatility ‘the new normal’ Farmers are being advised to get used to milk price volatility. While it may not be what farmers want to hear, a Lincoln University expert says price volatility in the dairy industry may be the new normal. Farm management and agribusiness lecturer Bruce Greig says prices will fluctuate widely from year to year ‘‘as we have seen’’. He says the milk price farmers in New Zealand receive is the result of the demand and supply conditions of milk in the international market. It is a commodity market which exhibits characteristic fluctuations. Dairy farmers may just have to get used to it and implement systems which can cope with these changes, Mr Greig says. A recent Federated Farmers’ survey found dairy price drops, which are down 46 percent from their peak last February, have led to increased pessimism among farmers about the future. Many are worried about cash­flow, and will have to cut spending and increase debt for the first time for several years. Mr Greig says farmers need to implement resilient systems which are sustainably profitable at high and low milk prices. ‘‘The traditional all grass New Zealand system might be better at low prices, but might also fail to capture the full benefit of high prices when they occur,’’ he says. He says farmers themselves played a key role.

service that debt from cashflow, which is where the risk emerges with low payouts.’’ The dairy industry is a major part of the New Zealand economy and the economic effects of its prosperity affected everyone, he says. He is not as pessimistic as the farmers appeared to be though. ‘‘Farmers, however, are resilient themselves and will weather the storm until conditions improve,’’ he says.

Volatile . . . Dairy farmers are being advised to get used to fluctuating milk prices. ‘‘Farmer capability is more a determinant of profitability rather than the system itself. All systems can be profitable under different conditions, and it is a question about how you manage the risks,’’ he says. ‘‘Therefore your choice of farm system, and therefore cost of production, determines your farm sustainability.’’


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Support for young farmers Lincoln University is notching up 18 years of sponsorship of the ANZ Young Farmer Contest with its continuing support of this year’s event. The university will award the winner of the 2015 grand final, in Taupo in July, a Kellogg Rural Leaders Programme scholarship worth $6000, while the winners of the seven regional finals will each receive a scholarship to an entrepreneurial workshop valued at $1500 each. In addition, the winner of the Lincoln University Agri­growth Challenge during the grand final will be given a $10,000 international exchange scholarship. Lincoln University international, strategy and marketing director Julia Innocente­Jones says the university sponsors the competition because of its ‘‘land­based position’’. ‘‘We understand and promote the importance of the primary sector and

are proud to be associated with this long­standing multi­faceted national competition,’’ she says. ‘‘The young farmers who go through the competition are highly intelligent, well­rounded individuals, who use the latest farming research and technologies in their everyday job. ‘‘Many of the participants, and winners, are Lincoln alumni so to be associated with them and connected with the competition is invaluable.’’ Lincoln University graduates have had significant success in the contest since it was established in 1969, 20 of the grand final winners have been students of the university. North Canterbury young farmers James Hoban (Hurunui YFC) and Nathan Broerse (Amuri YFC) will compete in the Tasman region final against six other hopefuls at Kirwee on March 14, going for the prize of a spot in the grand final.


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Template approved Environment Canterbury (ECan) has approved a farm environment plan template for the beef and lamb industry under the proposed land and water regional plan. Acknowledging the quality of the template, ECan chief executive Bill Bayfield says Beef + Lamb New Zealand has met all the requirements of schedule 7 of the proposed land and water regional plan. ‘‘We hope the farm environment plans that come from this template are valuable both for farmers and for Beef + Lamb,’’ Mr Bayfield says. ‘‘It was pleasing to see the Farm Environment Plan Assessment Panel commending the quality of the application and in particular the guidance notes and positive messages accompanying the template and dovetailing into the existing land and environment plan format. ‘‘The land and water regional plan is a primary delivery mechanism of the Canterbury Water Management Strategy. It is reassuring to see in this template a methodology that will enable development of plans identifying actual and potential environmental effects and risks to properties, addresses those effects and risks, and has a high likelihood of appropriately avoiding, remedying or mitigating them.’’ Under the proposed land and water regional plan, a farm environment plan will need to be produced in any circumstances where an application for consent to farm is required. ‘‘There are several situations where a consent will be required at different times in future, depending on how at risk water quality is in the zone where the property is located,’’ Mr Bayfield says. ‘‘Irrespective of the rules, we encourage all farmers to prepare farm environment plans. They will help identify environmental and business risks and planning for their management. International markets are increasingly demanding proven sustainability and farm environment plans are one way to demonstrate this.’’

Template . . . Beef + Lamb New Zealand has developed a template to help Canterbury’s sheep and beef farmers to produce a farm FILE PHOTO environment plan. Under schedule 7 of the proposed land and water regional plan, farm environment plans can be prepared either by landowners themselves or via industry­prepared templates and guidance material. Minimum content is specified, and all farm environment plans must include an assessment of the adverse environmental effects and risks associated with the farming activities and how those effects and risks will be managed, including irrigation, application of nutrients, effluent application, stock exclusion from waterways, offal pits and farm rubbish pits. Farm environment plans must be auditable. For more information on the proposed land and water regional plan, go to www.ecan.govt.nz/lwrp, or for information on Beef + Lamb NZ’s farm environment template, go to www.beeflambnz.com.


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Southbrook proves too strong

Save a trip to town and see your orthodontist in Rangiora Cricket action . . . The Country combined cricket competition returned on Saturday.


while Todd Waller claimed three. Rangiora now progress to the next round against either Riccarton High or a team from Mid/South Canterbury. Rangiora Bridge Club results: Saturday Afternoon Thomas Pairs: North/South: Sarah Waldron / Janelle Crawley 1. East/West: Helen Paterson / Heather Waldron 1. Monday Afternoon Individual: North/ South: Linda Hanham / Robin Hassall 1,

Richard Luisetti / John Rawson 2, Heather Waldron / Joyce Gray 3. East/West: Judith Driver / Jan Rose 1, Nancy Harris / Barry Lomax 2, Suzette McIlroy / Bunty Marshall 3. Wednesday Evening Premier Pairs: North/South: Helen Dunn / Steve Noad 1, Robin Hassall / Jeanette Chatterton 2, Jill Amer / Hillary Lakeman 3. East/West: Luz Duke / Jenny Shore 1, Lynda Cameron / Barry Smart 2, Janice Pickering / Maree Felstead 3.

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The Country combined cricket competition returned on Saturday with one of the front runners, Southbrook, having a good victory over Amberley. It wasn’t an easy affair however, as Southbrook struggled to set a defendable total in the face of a steady attack led by Si Aitken and Will Feary. Amberley, as they have all season, battled in their turn at bat with only Jed Robertson and Ian King looking likely. Darryn Boyle with four wickets did best for the victors. Southbrook 156 (T Ridden 30, D Boyle 28; S Aitken 4/24, W Feary 3/25) beat Amberley 101 (J Robertson 30, I King 29; Boyle 4/20, M Brine 2/7). Oxford took on another title contender in Weedons and appeared to have made a reasonable job of batting first making 186. Calvin Scott and Liam Bartholomeusz made the biggest contributions. That proved woefully inadequate as Weedons chased it down easily. Daniel Fleming must have been inspired by Brendon McCullum the previous evening, with his 59 unbeaten runs taking just 18 balls. Oxford 186 (C Scott 68, L Bartholomeusz 40; F Austin 3/19) lost to Weedons 190/3 (D Fleming 59no, L Stove 42, J Watson 42; Scott 2/44). Gillette Cup Rangiora won its knockout match against Buller High School last Wednesday (February 18). Austin Hamilton with 58 and Travel Tuapata 61 again starred with the bat for Rangiora as it reached 266 for 9. Buller made just 106 with youngster George Prain starring with five wickets


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February 26, 2015 |

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KAIAPOI 114 & 116 Ohoka Road


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(opposite McDonald’s)


Townhouse 1

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Great opportunity to accommodate mum & dad or start the kids into their 1st home. Two 3 bedroom townhouses on one title. Open plan, double internal access garage. Fenced yard big enough to run around. Both have been returning good weekly income. One unit has had bathroom m odifications for wheelchair access. Handy to bus stop and schools. Investors should consider!

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This week’s open homes in North Canterbury

Thursday 26th February Kaiapoi 1.15pm 1.00pm



2.00pm 3.00pm

97 Robert Coup Road Harcourts Twiss Keir 10 Toa Street, Beach Grove Harcourts Twiss Keir


2 Littles Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

Saturday 28th February Belfast


Clarkville 1.30pm

Kaiapoi 12.00pm 1.00pm 1.30pm 2.00pm

Leithfield 12.00pm


12.30pm 12.30pm 2.00pm 2.00pm 3.00pm

Oxford 1.30pm 2.30pm

Papanui 11.30am

Pegasus 11.30am

Rangiora 11.00am

Tuahiwi 2.15pm

Wainoni 11.00am 1.30pm



2/23 Richill Street

Harcourts Twiss Keir



16 Giles Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir


2.00pm 1.30pm 2.00pm 4.00pm

14 Tuhoe Ave, Beach Grove Harcourts Twiss Keir 52 Sovereign Boulevard Harcourts Twiss Keir 2 Tyson Crescent Harcourts Twiss Keir 10 Toa Street, Beach Grove Harcourts Twiss Keir


26 Terrace Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir


30 Caithness Street

Harcourts Twiss Keir

1.00pm 1.00pm 2.45pm 2.45pm 3.45pm

101 Siena Place 10 Keetley Place 71 Cullen Avenue Millfield 88 Cullen Avenue Millfield 99 Cullen Avenue Millfield

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

New Brighton 3.00pm

1.30pm 3.15pm

144 Woodside Road 35 Powells Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir


15 Sawtell Place

Harcourts Twiss Keir

12.00pm 11.30am 3.00pm 11.30am 2.30pm

19 Te Haunui Lane 11a Hampstead Close 59 Te Pouapatuki Road 17c Ottawa Road 13 Ontario Place

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

Sunday 1st March Amberley 11.00am

1.00pm 1.30pm 2.15pm 2.45pm 2.30pm 2.30pm 3.15pm 3.30pm


Tekoa Estate


138 Carters Road 12B Clayton Road 10 Amberley Beach Road 75 Willowside Place 134 Double Corner Road 58D Osborne Road 6 Hillview Place 3 Riverside Way


258 Marshmans Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir 11.00am Harcourts Twiss Keir 12.30pm Harcourts Twiss Keir 2.30pm Harcourts Twiss Keir Papanui Farmlands Real Estate 11.30am Waimak Real Estate Pegasus Waimak Real Estate 11.30am Harcourts Twiss Keir 1.30pm 2.00pm Harcourts Twiss Keir 2.30pm


2/23 Richill Street

Harcourts Twiss Keir

Bishopdale 2.30pm


1.30pm 2.30pm

Kaiapoi 12.45pm 12.30pm 12.30pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.15pm 1.30pm 2.00pm 2.00pm 2.15pm 2.15pm 3.00pm 3.00pm

Leithfield 12.00pm 3.00pm


12.00pm 1.00pm 1.30pm

Ohoka 1.00pm

Okuku 1.00pm

Oxford Harcourts Twiss Keir

1.45pm 2.00pm 3.00pm 3.15pm 3.15pm 3.00pm 3.45pm 4.00pm



1/38A Reynolds Aveune

Harcourts Twiss Keir

2.00pm 3.00pm

16 Giles Road 143 Harrs Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

1.15pm 1.30pm 1.00pm 1.45pm 3.00pm 1.30pm 2.00pm 2.00pm 2.30pm 2.30pm 2.45pm 2.45pm 3.45pm 3.30pm

23 Camleigh Close Waimak Real Estate 28/261 Lees Road Waimak Real Estate 18 Lillian Street Harcourts Twiss Keir 116 Ohoka Road Waimak Real Estate 14 Tuhoe Ave, Beach Grove Harcourts Twiss Keir 52 Sovereign Boulevard Harcourts Twiss Keir 97 Robert Coup Road Harcourts Twiss Keir 2 Jordan Street Waimak Real Estate 17 Tuhoe Avenue Harcourts Twiss Keir 25 Beachvale Drive Harcourts Twiss Keir 6 Foxton Drive Harcourts Twiss Keir 8 Foxton Drive Harcourts Twiss Keir 26 Sterling Crescent Harcourts Twiss Keir 7 Keating Street Harcourts Twiss Keir

1.00pm 3.45pm

26 Terrace Road 15 John Leith Road

12.30pm 1.30pm 2.15pm

Harcourts Twiss Keir Waimak Real Estate

11.30am 1.30pm 3.00pm

107a High Street 2 Littles Road 11 Harewood Road

Waimak Real Estate Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir


15 Sawtell Place

Harcourts Twiss Keir

12.00pm 2.15pm 2.45pm 3.15pm

19 Te Haunui Lane 37 Kawari St 43 Pegasus Main Street 36 Pegasus Main St

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


12b Rinaldi Avenue

Harcourts Twiss Keir

1.00pm 1.15pm 1.00pm 1.30pm 1.45pm 1.30pm 1.30pm 1.30pm 1.45pm 1.45pm 2.00pm 2.30pm 2.30pm

8 Galatos Street 5 Finchley Mews 5 Foster Place 20 Milesbrook Close 31 Aspen Street 16 Martyn Street 33 Riverview Road 3/92 White St 5 Cassino Street 7 Cassino Street 23 Riverview Road 27 Ashgrove Street 7/29 Ivory Street

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


8 Tracy Place

Waimak Real Estate

2.30pm 3.00pm

25 Pembertons Road 38 Railway St

Waimak Real Estate Harcourts Twiss Keir


1433 South Eyre Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir


59 Te Pouapatuki Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir


6 Princes Street

Farmlands Real Estate

14 Allin Drive

Harcourts Twiss Keir

605 Downs Road 538 Downs Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

Pine Beach 12.00pm


12.30pm 12.30pm 12.30pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.15pm 1.15pm 1.30pm 2.00pm 2.00pm

Redwood 12.00pm

Sefton 2.00pm 2.00pm

Swannanoa 2.30pm

Tuahiwi 2.15pm


520 Carrs Road 34 Hodgsons Road 84 Rossiters Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir


145 Dawnsons Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir West Eyreton


70 Garrymere Road

Farmlands Real Estate


1a Campbell Lane

Waimak Real Estate


Waikuku Beach 1.15pm 3.00pm 3.45pm


4.00pm 4.30pm

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For Sale


Amberley | 22 Courage Road 5,162m


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

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

Rotorua Gisborne Feilding


4 Hectares

$1,550,000 plus GST (if any)

Potential Business Options. This substantial greenhouse operation consists of 8,500m2 of plastic houses previously growing cucumbers for the local market. With an excellent water consent and large coal-fired boiler, as well as a range of support buildings, this property could be used for a number of ventures or the cucumber operation could be re-established. The home is a substantial three living area, four bedroom, three bathroom, permanent material dwelling with office and attached two car garage. There is also a separate 48m2, one bedroom cottage. | Property ID RA1627


James Murray 027 436 8103 Canterbury

Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119 Canterbury


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

New Listing | 107 Baynons Road, Clarkville

By appointment


Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425 Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425 Canterbury

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718 Canterbury


By appointment

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

Closing 1pm, Wednesday 11 March 2015

James Murray 027 436 8103 Malcolm McNaughton 027 297 4297

New Listing | 134 Double Corner Rd, Amberley Price 8,555m2


Locations And Views. Beautifully presented, five bedroom home with study/sixth bedroom, spacious hostess kitchen with log burner, family room and stylish lounge. Three paddocks - just ideal for some pet sheep or a pony. The charming sheltered garden has mature trees, rhododendrons, roses and seating nooks. Set on a very manageable, 8,555m2, this property is in a magical spot just five minutes’ drive from the Amberley Township, and just 35 minutes’ drive from Christchurch Airport. | Property ID AM1007

Open Home

Barry Keys 027 434 7689 Canterbury

Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600 Kaikoura

Sunday 2.30 to 3.15pm


Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

Allan Gifford 027 226 2379 Marlborough

Chris Abbott 027 435 2872 Marlborough

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For Sale Open Home

70 Garrymere Road Okuku Price

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

Contact Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425 Open Home Sunday 1.00 to 2.00pm. Tastefully extensively renovated, 1927 home set in park-like surrounds. Three bedrooms en suite, separate lounge and dining room, two log burners, gas fire and heat pump. Detached five bay garage/workshop, three bay implement/hay shed, glasshouse, vege garden, orchard and chook house all complement the property., Well fenced into six paddocks, water troughs, sheep and cattle yards. Properties of this calibre are difficult to find. | Property ID RA1625

Open Home

6 Princes Street Waikari Price $290,000


Lincoln | 48A Edward Street 1,399m2 Villa Retreat. Are you looking for something special? Do you want space for your family to spread out? This circa 1910 villa is beautifully located on a rear site of 1,399m2. Featuring four generous bedrooms and expansive open plan living, bi-fold doors access outdoor living and the impressive sealed tennis court. Verandahs on three sides of the home means you can always find a shady spot to enjoy a cup of tea or glass of wine. Properties of this age and condition on such a substantial piece of land are a rarity in this popular, fast-growing town. | Property ID LN1432

On site 1pm, Thursday 5 March 2015

Contact Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

Open Home

Sunday 2.00 to 2.30pm


Ron Ferguson 027 498 6256 John Davison 027 436 4464

Open Home Sunday 1.30 to 2.00pm. Near new, two bedroom home, stylishly decorated with a neutral decor, modern kitchen with plenty of storage and a large breakfast bar. Both the open plan living room and master bedroom have stacker doors to take in the ever changing rural views. With double glazing and a wetback logburner, this home will be cosy during the winter months. The master bedroom has a walk-in robe. Attached single garage. The 857m2 section is a blank canvas. | Property ID AM1006

Amberley Beach





$1,050,000 plus GST (if any)



Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

186 Mandeville Road 4 Hectares

56 Grierson Avenue 809m2

Residential Section At The Beach. What an opportunity - a fully fenced section. Design and build your very own beach haven as a permanent home or weekend getaway. The section has some mature trees and hedges. Enjoy walks along the beach or walking tracks, a spot of fishing or a round of golf at the local course. This property is conveniently located only a short drive to Amberley township, North Canterbury’s popular cafes and wineries and 40 minutes to Christchurch. | Property ID AM1005

Profitable Horticulture. Immaculate cucumber growing property, showing excellent returns. Operated seasonally without heating, the ‘Faber’ 40 x 44m glasshouse could be added to, heated, or continued with current regime. Executive style, three year home with four bedrooms, two bathrooms and two living areas. Log burner, heat pump and double glazing make it easy to keep warm. Approximately 6.5km from two decile 10 primary schools. Irrigation consent and an array of plant and equipment. | Property ID RA1626









Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600

Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600

7 Hapuku Road 3,272m2

34 Kotare Place 630m2

Perfect Lockup And Leave. This very tidy cross lease property would make an ideal holiday home, or possibly a great retirement property with little maintenance needed. Set one street back from the beach in South Bay, the house has an open plan living area, with wood burner on wetback, plus a heat pump. The master bedroom with built in robe has dual access to the bathroom plus there is a second single bedroom. The single garage has internal access, plus there is extra parking. | Property ID TU10467

James Murray 027 436 8103 Canterbury

Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119 Canterbury

Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425 Canterbury

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718 Canterbury

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Ward changes needed And Fire Falls by Peter Watt It is 1942 and the war in the Pacific is on Australia’s doorstep, changing the lives of the Duffy and Macintosh families as never before. In Sydney, siblings Donald and Sarah Macintosh battle for their father’s approval, and control of his empire, while their cousin David fights the enemy across the continents. United States marine pilot James Duffy defies his grandfather’s wishes, and, a number of times, death, protecting Australian skies from the Japanese. Below, trapped in the jungles of Malaya, Diane Duffy is caught between saving the lives of hundreds of orphaned children, or that of her son. Die Again by Tess Gerritsen Boston detective Jane Rizzoli is on the case of a big game hunter found dead in his apartment, alone with the body of a beautiful white snow leopard he had recently been commissioned to procure and stuff for a high­profile museum in the area. Medical examiner Maura Isles connects the case to a number of seemingly unrelated deaths where the victims have all been found hanging upside down, the hallmark of a leopard’s kill. Stone Castles by Trish Morey After 10 years pursuing a prestigious career in New York, Pip Martin has returned to the York Peninsula to farewell her dying grandmother. She doesn’t intend to linger ­ there are too many memories in the small country town and not all of them will stay in the past. Like Luke Trenorden, her childhood sweetheart ­ a man Pip had promised her heart to, until tragedy stole Pip’s family away and a terrible lie tore both their lives apart. 150 Best Sustainable House Ideas From heating and cooling solutions to wind energy systems, solar paneling, thermal glazing, and even Trombe walls, the ideas featured inside are complemented by photographs and architectural plans of gorgeous, sustainable houses around the world. Children of the Mill by David Hanson Focusing on the lives of the apprentices at Quarry Bank Mill, David Hanson’s book uses a wealth of first­person source material including letters, diaries, mill records, to tell the stories of the children who lived and worked at Quarry Bank throughout the nineteenth century. The Diggers Story by Julia Bradshaw Thoughtfully edited and expanded for today’s readers by Hokitika Museum director Julia Bradshaw. This new edition of The Diggers’ Story features additional stories and information, and is enlivened by more than 160 black and white images and 32 pages of exquisite colour illustrations, many of them previously unpublished. These titles are available in both Waimakariri and Hurunui libraries. Find out more about recent additions to the library collection by going to the library catalogue at waimakariri.kotui.org.nz or hurunui.kotui.org.nz or contact your local library.

The Waimakariri district’s growing population is set to result in changes to representation on the council. Mayor David Ayers says the Rangiora ward is growing faster than the other three wards, meaning there will need to be some changes. Councils are required, under The Local Electoral Act 2001, to review their representation arrangements every six years, including the number of councillors, how they are elected, the number of wards and ward boundaries and the future of community boards. The outcome of this year’s review will determine how the representation in the 2016 and 2019 council elections. Mr Ayers says the challenge is to keep the same number of councillors, while allowing for Rangiora’s rapid growth. Representation is based on population. The present council has 10 elected councillors (three each for Rangiora and Kaiapoi and two each for the Woodend / Ashley and Oxford / Eyre wards) and a Mayor. ‘‘The council will not be recommending an increase in the number of councillors and we are keen for Rangiora and Kaiapoi to have the same number of councillors, but the wards need to have the same population.

‘‘The challenge we have is that Oxford / Eyre has also grown, while Kaiapoi has dropped back. Kaiapoi now has about the same population as the Oxford / Eyre and Woodend / Ashley wards, so we need to change the boundaries.’’ The council is seeking feedback from the community on four options, including two variations of the present four ward structure, a three ward option and electing the 10 councillors at large across the district. The three ward option would see two wards based in Rangiora (including Ashley and Loburn) and Kaiapoi (including Woodend, Pegasus and Tuahiwi), each with four councillors. The third ward would cover from Oxford to Ohoka and include Glentui and have two councillors. If the three ward option is chosen, Mr Ayers says it is possible some wards could have more than one community board, for example one for Kaiapoi / Tuahiwi and one for Woodend / Pegasus, ‘‘which may fit in well with their growing developments’’. A public information session will be held at the Rangiora Council Chambers on Tuesday, March 3, at 7pm, with feedback due by Wednesday, March 18. A more formal consultation process will be held later in the year.

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URGENTLY needed long term rent. Retired couple and cat. Rural with Broad­ band access. email duckett.barbara@gmail.com Phone 03 755 4998.

BAY STANDARDBRED gelding, 14yo, 16.2hh. Beautiful nature, easy to work with, needs experi­ enced handler. Free to right home. Ph 03 314 4660.

CASH 4 CARS and 4WD'S Phone Automotive Concrete Services Parts AFFORDABLE concrete 03 313 7216 cutting with quality and

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

removal work. Free quotes. No job too small. Ph 027 442 2219, Fax 03 359 6052 or A/H 03 359 4605.

PUBLIC NOTICE SALE AND SUPPLY OF ALCOHOL ACT 2012 Section 101 Dunnolly Estate Wines Limited has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Amberley for the renewal of the Off-Licence in respect of the premises situated at 157 Church Road, Glenmark, Hurunui district known as Dunnolly Estate Wines Limited. The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is that of a Winery - endorsed for remote sales. The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Hurunui District Licensing Committee at 66 Carters Road, Amberley. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the grant of the application may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the Hurunui District Licensing Committee, P O Box 13, AMBERLEY. No objection to the renewal of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 131 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. This is the only publication of this notice.

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Water Unit–Vacancies

We are proposing to change your rates Let us tell you why

Part-Time Practice Nurse Vacancy Durham Health Rangiora • Work as part of a great team • Potential for role development Utilise your Practice Nurse skills in a great working environment and provide first class health care for our local community. Please send cover letter and CV to claire@durhamhealth.co.nz or call 03 313 4659 for further information.

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Closing date: Friday 6th March 2015



FREE HORTICULTURE COURSE Learn about the science behind gardening and also gain a Level 3 National Certificate in Horticulture - FREE Study from home supported by free tutorials and practical workshops

Pop in for a chat about the Long Term Plan: Come along for a chat and refreshments with your local councillor, the mayor, the CEO and other staff. We will be there to answer your questions about our proposals in our 10 year plan. (Look out for our consultation document which is available from 10 March.) Saturday, 7 March

Amuri A&P Show

Rotherham Show Ground

5.30pm, 10 March

Glenmark Rugby Club


6pm, 11 March

Village green (or Waikari Hall if wet)


Saturday, 14 March

Cheviot A&P Show

Cheviot Show Ground

5.30pm, 17 March

Sports pavillion

Hanmer Springs

6 pm, 18 March

Former Amuri County Council Chambers


Saturday, 21 March

Hawarden A&P Show

Hawarden Show Ground

6pm, 24 March

Council grounds if fine (if wet, Council Chambers)


5.30pm, 25 March

Cheviot library/service centre


Amberley Smallbore Rifle Club Annual General Meeting and Election of Officers Monday 9th March 2015 7.45pm

The Hurunui District Council has a single bedroom unit available for rent in Waikari. Priority will be given to applicants meeting the Councils letting criteria. Letting information and application forms are available on the Council’s website www.hurunui.govt.nz or by contacting Josie Hemmings (Property Administration Officer), Hurunui District Council, Ph: 03 314 0109.


Lifestyle Block House/Pet Sitter Available Rod 022 635 0283

Balcairn Indoor Bowling Club - Opening night Wed 4th March 2015, Balcairn Hall at 7.30pm We welcome new members in to our friendly club For further info please contact: Rod (President) 03 314 8296 Pauline (new members) 03 314 8161

(We are only about 6 mins from Amberley, Sefton and Leithfield. As a number of members come from Amberley there may be the option to car pool) CLAIRVOYANT medium, clear accurate readings with Holly. Phone 03 314 9073.




Pride & Quality Painting & Decorating Services

For a professional job by experienced, mature Tradesmen

Phone: 027 292 1331 After Hours: 03 327 0002

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Thursday February 26 2015

20 yrs exp, fast and friendly service. For all your painting needs, phone: Martin 310 6187 or 021 128 9867 PAINTER top quality work, no job too big or too small. We stand by Canter­ bury. Phone Wayne 027 274 3541.


NORTHEND FENCING LTD is in your area. For all fencing requirements eg; Prompt service dairy conversions, vineyards, deer fencing, Guaranteed lifestyle blocks, post and rail, quality workmanship workmanship guaranteed, competitive TWEED Decorating for rates.phone Mike 027 313 your painting and 1872. wallpapering needs, interior or exterior. Based SUMMERFIELD Fencing in Hawarden covering the Ltd in your area now. Hurunui area. Call Phil on Lifestyle or farm, sheep, 027 558 9333 or 03 314 cattle, horse, all types of animals. Fences, yards, 4110. sheds, arenas, shelters, A Lady Paperhanger and runs. 27 years contract Painter, all work guaran­ fencing. John is available to teed, free quotes. Phone help with your design and Carol 027 435 9165 or 03 planning. Ph Carol or John on 03 312 4747. 3127 327.

The Water Unit of the Waimakariri District Council is seeking to appoint two fulltime permanent and one fixed term part time Reticulation Maintenance Serviceperson positions. The reason for the fixed term part time position is due to the project nature of the role over a two year period. This role has a focus on backflow servicing and restrictor inspections. The Waimakariri District offers a wide range of recreational and lifestyle opportunities and is a very desirable location, being less than 30 minutes’ drive from Christchurch. The requirements of these positions are as follows: • Assist the Water Unit Supervisor in delivering water, sewer, drainage reticulation services • Complete upgrades to sewer, water and drainage reticulation systems in accordance with Council’s capital works programme • Practical knowledge of current civil engineering construction and maintenance techniques • Hold or be working towards an NZQA approved Water Reticulation qualification • Maintain good relationships with all members of the Water Unit to ensure effective teamwork. A competitive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful applicants. Remuneration will be in accordance with the provisions of the Water Unit Collective Employment Agreement. For additional information about this position please contact Ian Loffhagen, Water Unit Manager on (03) 310-7034. You are invited to send your Curriculum Vitae with covering letter and completed job application form to: Human Resources Administrator, Waimakariri District Council, 215 High Street, Private Bag 1005, Rangiora 7440 or email to: human.resources@wmk.govt.nz or apply online at waimakariri.govt.nz.

Ryan 021 222 9678 • ryan@florascapes.co.nz

For Sale

Garage Sales

MAZDA Bounty 2004, cab plus 4x4 , 2.5 diesel, flat deck, 104,000km, $17,500. Phone 027 431 3700.

BARGAINS Galore! Hun­ dreds DVD’S, CD’S, Video’s, Tools, Kitchen, Bathroom, Office, Garage, Shop Samples. 21/ 28 Feb­ NO bees? Rent a beehive. ruary, 8am start. All must Fully managed by regis­ go. 27 Sycamore Close, tered bee keepers. You get The Oaks, Rangiora. pollination plus honey. Phone 027 657 2007. Health & Beauty


Nursery GOUGHS NURSERIES Deal direct with grower and Save 30%-50% off normal retail prices Open Monday - Sunday 9am - 5pm Natives Exotics Hedging Landscape and Japanese Maples 1029 Tram Rd Ohoka No eftpos Est 1974 BARKS, Composts, Pea Straw & much more at Woodend Landscape Supplies. Delivery & cour­ tesy trailers available. Open 7 days. Ph 03 312 2003.

HOMEOPATHY Are you struggling to recover your energy from the flu, maybe a homeopathic remedy will help. Phone Jennifer Mackinder (Dip.Hom) 03 314 8046.

WISDOM COUNSELLING for per­ sonal, couples, family, prof. MNZAC in North Canter­ bury. One2one, phone or skype Michael 027 340 8325, 03 745 9118 www.wisdomcounselling.co.nz.

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

Property Wanted

A job description for these positions and an application form are available by contacting Customer Services, on Rangiora (03) 311 8900, or Kaiapoi (03) 327 6834, or by visiting our website waimakariri.govt.nz Applications close on Wednesday 11 March 2015 The Council is an equal opportunities employer.

LEITHFIELD SCHOOL TEACHER-AIDE An opportunity has arisen for someone to join our fabulous team at Leithfield School as a teacher-aide working predominantly with individual and small groups of children. Hours / days able to be negotiated. Pay rate commensurate with qualifications & experience. Copy of Job Description and Person Specifications available from our school website; www.leithfield.school.nz Applications close 27 February. HAMMERHAND or Skilled Labourer required for new builds. Must show initiative and be competent to work on own and as part of a motivated team. Top rates for the right person. Immediate start. Contact Patrick 021 227 0061 or email carmody­construction@hotmail.com

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. SUPPORT Worker wanted, part­time, Rangi­ ora Central. Email your Scrap Metal Wanted resume maxip@xtra.co.nz CASH PAID for all types text 021 146 0957. of scrap metal, old cars, farm equipment etc. Phone Trades Wayne on 027 749 9736 or 03 323 6610. FURNITURE Removal, NORTH Canterbury AXL Transport Ltd, quality Metals. Buying metals, cars removals at the lowest rate etc for recycling. Phone Joe possible, South Island on 027 223 3593 or after wide, Kaiapoi office. Phone 03 327 3216. hours on 03 314 9079.



cut to length DIY Home Handy-Men & Women Need a piece of steel for your trailer or small repair job at home or maybe some Re-Bar but don’t want to buy a full 6 or 8 meter length? TRY

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Tree Services

Tree Services

Tree Services

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

ROOF Painting, Repairs & Cleaning. Concrete Tile Ridge Repairs and Flexi Pointing. Decramastic Tile re­chipping moss and lichen removal. Affordable rates. www.allroofs.co.nz. Ph Peter 313 0022.

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.

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

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.



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


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• Licensed Building Practitioner


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

• Registered Master Builder 1233373


Civil and Drainage

Driveways Landscaping Retaining Walls Earthworks Foundations



Wastewater Septic Tanks Treatment Plants Drainage Irrigation

Garry W Mechen

Registered Clinical Dental Techncian

Phone (03) 313-9192


38a Ashley Street, Rangiora

Wilson Decorators Ltd

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

Oxford Butchery Bevan and Shane Frahm


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


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

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

Computer Repairs

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


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

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

“If it’s broke, let’s fix it”

Free quotes (will travel)

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


Drainage & Excavation



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

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

Michael Bolton 027 630 5726

Allan Pethig For all your electrical needs. Residential & Commercial Richard Tapp

027 424 9918

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

For all your excavation and drainage needs

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


STEVE SCOTT 0274 339 578 scottexcavation@hotmail.co.nz



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

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

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

Property Maintenance

Painters / Decorators

Hurunui Property Maintenance • Business • Residential • Holiday Home Repairs & Maintenance 1532085

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

Thursday February 26 2015

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

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


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



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

Picture Framing

Forget the rest - come to the best!


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

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



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Timber Sales

Quality Timber at discounted prices We have a wide range of timber Decking from $ .97 cents Farm packs from $30 150x50 h4 radiata $3.75 per meter Plus fencing, framing and more.

Water Blasting

Pop in and see us or view our products online at www.royaltimber.co.nz Open Monday to Friday 7.30am - 4.30pm and Saturday 8am – 12 noon


Waterblasting Ltd Servicing Canterbury Commercial & Residential

Call David on 029 770 9204 Amy 021 650 609

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



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

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


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


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Rangiora & Kaiapoi Toyota








Was $42,995 Now $40,995

1800, auto, stunning example, fully optioned & just 36,000km


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


3.0 t/diesel, 5-speed, alloys, 43,000km

3.0 T/Diesel, 5-spd, Tufdek, towbar

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

4.5 V8 diesel, 5-spd, High Country pack. Very sought-after


5-speed, 87,000km




2000cc, stunning looker, just 15,000km

QUALITY USED VEHICLE SELECTION 2007 TOYOTA COROLLA SEDAN, 1.8 auto, just 84,000km, value here.............................................. $11,995 2011 TOYOTA COROLLA S/W

1500cc, 5 speed, airbags. Just 53,000km




Now $48,995


Stunning 7-seater, very highly spec’d, Crisp Silver Pearl. Just 13,000km Was $51,995

3.0 t/diesel, auto, 67,000km, facelift model, smart looker

2008 TOYOTA COROLLA S/W, 1.5, 5-speed, Silver Shimmer, low kms.............................................. $14,995 2005 TOYOTA AVENSIS, 2.0L auto, very well optioned, Lustre Pearl ................................................. $11,995 2012 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER, 3.5 V6, 4WD, luxury 7-seater, just 48,000km...................................... $49,995 2012 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER PRADO, 7-seater GX, 3.0 t/diesel, auto, low km ................................ $54,995 2012 TOYOTA RAV4 LTD, just 32,000km by 1 owner. Stunning in ‘wildfire’ ...................................... $29,995 2012 TOYOTA COROLLA GX, 1.8 auto. New shape, very low kms..................................................... $24,995 2009 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER 200 VX LTD, 4.5 t/diesel V8, leather, good kms, must see................. $79,995




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

2009 TOYOTA HIACE ZL, 5-door, auto 3.0 t/diesel, low kms.............................................................. $28,995




2007 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER PRADO VX, 4.0 V6, 8-seater, auto. Superb to drive............................ $34,995

3.0 t/diesel auto. Great looker


Finance & Insurance Available

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

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

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