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Thursday March 5 2015 | Issue 639

Gardening: Autumn tips for gardeners.

Showtime: Cheviot is on show on March 14.

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Real Estate: Nth Canty property sales. — page 37 ­ 42.

Farm sale catalyst for Commissioner? By ROBYN BRISTOW The sale of the Rangiora High School farm in 2007 and lack of a replacement, was probably the major catalyst for a Commissioner being appointed to replace the board. The board of trustees announced last week a commissioner, Bev Moore, would take over from the board on February 26. The farm has caused much debate around the Board table and in the community where past pupils have rued the lack of progress being made on replacing the farm after $7.7 million was paid for 20 hectares ­ half the school’s farm ­ eight years ago. The funds are protected by a caveat across all school land which requires the board to use the total of the proceeds to buy land ‘‘for the purposes as those on which the land sold was held’’. ‘‘In the case of the school farm that being education purposes’’. Many ex­students who benefitted from agricultural studies on the farm have been in constant touch with the board and management over the years demanding to know when a farm was going to be bought with the proceeds and also expressing concern about what was happening with the sale proceeds and the interest being earned on it. In a report to the Rangiora High School community on May 6, 2014, about the farm land funds, it says the board understood its obligations under the law to ‘‘purchase a farm with all or part of

Business as usual . . . Rangiora HS which is now governed by a Commissioner. PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP.

the proceeds of the land sale in 2007 and passed a resolution capping the expenditure at $3.5 million for a second school farm’’. Principal Peggy Burrows, who is out of the country, said in an article in The News on May 22, last year, that the Education Lands Act 1949, required the board to have robust procurement policy and financial statements as evidence it could meet the capital and operating costs of buying a farm without

disadvantaging the operation of the school. Specific criteria was also set for buying a farm that met the ‘‘test’’ of education benefits to students. She said the school had $12 million in reserves, $7.7m of which was from the sale of half the farm and the school was still in the ‘‘market to buy’’. The school had tried four times ­ unsuccessfully ­ to buy a farm and the board, bound by legislation about what the farm proceeds could be used for, would continue to actively look for a suitable hill country property of around 400ha, she said. Ex­pupil association spokesperson on the farm, Colin Walls, says he is ‘‘saddened’’ the situation has come to a Commissioner being appointed. Mr Walls, who has pursued the buying of a farm since 2010, says it was not so much about the money but some of the criteria set by the boards over time had left him frustrated. He says he has a good relationship with Mrs Burrows who is ‘‘quite open’’ with him, but he has asked to speak to the board every year since 2010 and has yet to receive an invitation or answers to his many questions from it. ‘‘They haven’t frittered away the money. They have been drawing a percentage of the interest which gets up my nose. ‘‘If they had bought a farm two years after selling they would not be paying half the money they would pay now,’’ he says. Continued Page 2

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Fac ¸ade stands alone in High St By SHELLEY TOPP The fac ¸ade is the only reminder left that Robbie’s Bar and Bistro once stood at 112 High Street, Rangiora. The site has been sold and the former owner, Bob Muschamp, of Christchurch, says a Robbies franchise is not returning although ‘‘ things are happening’’. ‘‘There is progress. There will be a rebuild. Construction is likely to start soon. It will be a two­storey building apparently,’’ he said. Mr Muschamp, said the new owners did not want to comment on their plans for the site at this stage, but he understood there would be a

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restaurant on the ground floor and office space upstairs. The building, known originally as the Junction Hotel, was built with timber during 1868 but replaced with brick in 1880. Mr Muschamp bought it during the 1990s giving it a new lease of life and transforming it into a Robbie’s Bar and Bistro family restaurant. But in January 2012 it was closed after being ruled an earthquake risk. Two years later the Heritage Protection Trust stepped in with funding to save the front fac ¸ade. The remainder was demolished late last year.


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First for Anzac horsemen By AMANDA BOWES Five North Canterbury horsemen will be making history when they travel to Australia in May this year. As Guests of Honour of the Queensland Mounted Infantry Historical Troops, (QMIHT) the five will represent the New Zealand Mounted Rifles and take part in a ride through Brisbane, to commemorate the landing of the 2nd Light Horse at the Gallipoli Peninsular. It is believed this is the first time New Zealand and Australian Mounted Rifles have ridden together in Australia since 1915, when they trained en masse before heading to war with their horses. The five riders will each represent a different New Zealand troop and will travel to Brisbane to train for several days before the ride takes place. Terry King will represent the Canterbury Yeomen Cavalry, while George Black will represent the Nelson Mounted Rifles, Rory McTavish ­ South Otago, Jamie Boyce ­ South Canterbury and Mike Donaldson, the Wellington Mounted Rifles. The QMIHT centenary ride will take place on May 17 and will involve a troop leaving from the North, South and west of Brisbane. They will meet at Taylor Park and then ride to Fort Lytton as a squadron, where a service will take place. Each troop of horses will be travelling about 25 kms with the ride expected to take under six hours.

Making history . . . George Black from Culverden will represent the Nelson Mounted Rifles PHOTO: AMANDA BOWES. in Brisbane later this year. Terry King says while they won’t be taking their own horses, rifles or saddles, they will take their own uniforms and each rider will wear a badge from the area they are representing. ‘‘Taking part in the ride will reinforce the importance of New Zealanders and Australians working together, with their horses, to fight for our freedom, in the

end, it is really all about honouring the kiwi horses which were just about wiped out by the First World War.’’ Mike Donaldson who is representing the Wellington Mounted Rifles, says it is hoped to instil in the younger generation that ‘‘we can never forget that our freedom is so important and it can never be taken for granted. We must remember those who fought for our freedom.’’

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From Page 1 Mr Walls said an earlier sale could have meant a $4m fund was left to use in ‘‘unfinancial years’’. ‘‘All farms have them,’’ he says. While Rangiora High School boards were well intentioned, many of the trustees did not understand the history and the schools special agricultural character that gave the ‘‘not so academic’’ students the opportunity to learn skills, said Mr Walls. ‘‘They have had a lot of well meaning people on the board but they don’t have a lot of practical knowledge of farming, especially at Rangiora High School.’’ Mr Walls says he is willing to help the school through the Commissioner process if he can and it is known that some ex­ pupils, who have extensive farming knowledge, have been approached about standing for the board to bring an agricultural voice to it. Mr Walls said the situation came to a head early in 2014 when a former board


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chair expressed a personal view about the school not needing farm at a reunion of Rangiora High School Hostel Boys. ‘‘I was at the hostel for four years because of the school’s agricultural reputation and the farm it had which was used for hostel boys and other students to learn about farming,’’ said Mr Walls. A letter sent to parents last week said a Commissioner would be replacing the board until the Secretary of Education was satisfied the assistance was no longer required and a new board was elected to govern. Then board chair David Turnbull said the Commissioner would work closely with the Principal to ensure the school ‘‘continues its prime focus on teaching and learning, and successful educational outcomes for all students’’. The board and the Ministry of Education had been working together to address some matters facing the school. ‘‘These include the broad areas of finance, employment and communications. I do hasten to add that

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the matters relating to finance are largely to do with the management of large investments resulting from the sale of farm lands a few years ago,’’ he said. Commissioner Moore, who has also written to parents outlining her role, is not unfamiliar to the school. She has been a Specialist Adviser to the board since November 2014 along with Mike Rondel of BDO, who was appointed a Specialist Adviser for finance. Both the board and Ministry agreed that appointing a Commissioner was required due to the significant time and experience required at a governance level to strengthen some aspects of the school’s operation, particularly at a policy level, around aspects such as employment, communication and engagement with parents and the wider community, and the school’s financial management. ‘‘These are core areas that I will be expected to address, along with ensuring the delivery of high quality educational outcomes for all students at Rangiora.’’

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March Deals Water watch . . . Water usage is under scrutiny as drought bites. and companies are also unaware of the rules and market properties as being able to be irrigated. The solutions are simple, he says. Issue consents with appropriate limits, publicise the information, attach Land Information Memorandums at sale and enforce the rules. Marty Mortiaux, Environment Canterbury regional manager monitoring and compliance, says ECan will be taking a more proactive approach to water use, as complaints roll in, and he is calling on everyone in the community to act responsibly with their water use. ‘‘Lifestylers and small­block holders should know how much water they are allowed to take and use, and should make sure they do not exceed what they are entitled to,’’ he says. ‘‘You may be able to take a permitted volume of water depending on the location of your property and other factors. ‘‘However, there have been instances where small­block holders may have been irrigating for several hours or overnight. In almost all cases this would not be a permitted activity due to pump rates and permitted activity allocation rules,’’ says Mr Mortiaux.’’ Water may be taken without a resource consent for an individual’s reasonable domestic ­ drinking, household washing, garden ­ and stock use under the Resource Management Act 1991, as long as there is no adverse effect on the environment. An additional permitted volume for uses such as irrigation may

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also be available if this is allowed by the relevant regional rules(s). Companies, bodies corporate, partnerships and trusts, can only take and use water that is allowed by the relevant regional rule(s) or by a resource consent. ‘‘If you are taking water from a well or a surface water body for your own use, such as watering your garden and lawn or for stock, you may not need a consent,’’ Mr Mortiaux said. ‘‘If you do require a consent, you will need to fit a flow meter to record the amount of water you are using. In a dry period, restrictions may apply.’’ Chief executive Bill Bayfield has also entered the debate through a letter to the Editor (Page 6). He says while groundwater takes typically have limits on the rate and annual volume these take longer to come into effect because the groundwater system reacts more slowly than rivers to rainfall. ‘‘There was a good recharge over the winter but groundwater levels are now falling to low levels as a result of the ongoing dry period. ‘‘ If streams are going dry because of illegal takes this will be picked up and dealt with. ‘‘Environment Canterbury’s ongoing role is to monitor the levels of our groundwater and surface water resources ­ and ensure that when limits are reached water takes stop in order protect the environmental and meet community expectations,’’ he says.

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Water, particularly for irrigation, is under scrutiny, as drought takes its grip on North Canterbury. Farmers have been under the pump for several months, nationally, to carefully monitor their use of water and ensure there is no leaks in troughs or pipelines on their farms. But angst is growing in the farming community with some farmers looking over the fence at lifestyle blocks and large rural residential properties, where in some cases they say, water is being used to irrigate, sometimes over night. Farmers say their irrigation allocations are strictly controlled but they believe millions of cubic metres of water is possibly being used by small block owners, who are topping up their domestic allocations with bores, for no benefit to the environment or the economy. It is also feared that groundwater allocations have put too much pressure on acquifers, particularly as lifestyle blocks continue to pop up as dryland farms, which use mininmal water, are subdivided. ‘‘It is now estimated that 50 to 60 percent of the Waimakariri is now lifestyle so now we have a multitude of small users which has vastly increased the take,’’ says one concerned property owner. Farmers spoken to want to see some action to ensure lifestylers are not being wasteful and exceeding their allocations and using ‘‘more water than a dairy farmer’’ up the road. Depending on the size of the subdivision there will either be a council reticulated water supply or a well on each section. Farmers say on many lifestyle blocks water, apart from domestic use, is often only being used to make a lawn look good and to keep a couple of sheep and a pony or two fed, he says. The finger is being pointed at Environment Canterbury (ECan) to act to ensure lifestyle and large block owners are using water wisely and they want ECan to start monitoring the takes on smaller blocks, particularly in parts of the Waimakariri district. Some claim the rules around water takes is often not attached to a consent and one, who has irrigations shares, says well drilling and irrigation industries are quite happy to drill wells and sell whatever irrigation gear a lifestyle block owner wants. ‘‘When the inevitable happens and ECan do take some action many will have wasted considerable sums of money on wells and gear that will be of little use,’’ he says. He believes many real estate agents

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restructures. Chairperson Heather Kinsey has announced Lisa McNeil is joining the team as office manager. ‘‘She has a lot of experience working in the not­for­profit sector and will therefore be able to add to and complement (chief executive) Lisa Carmichael’s expertise as they focus on the Reuse Store and other projects going forward,’’ she says. Mrs Kinsey is also inviting anyone in the community to join the board as an extra member to ‘‘help drive’’ the initiatives forward. Ms Carmichael said previously support from the community for the collections had been fantastic, but unfortunately the cost of collection and sorting exceeded income. She said recycling of e­waste, through the contract held with E­cycle Ltd, was proving to be an excellent income stream and its expansion would be boosted with employees transferring from collection to the e­waste division.

Volunteer drivers are urgently needed By DAVID HILL Volunteer drivers are urgently needed to assist Rangiora residents in getting to medical appointments. Presbyterian Support North Canterbury runs a volunteer driver service to assist elderly Rangiora residents and people with disabilities to get to medical appointments in the Greater Christchurch area, but regional volunteer co­ordinator Roni Jordan says demand is growing as more people move into the area. ‘‘It’s getting into Christchurch that’s the problem. We just don’t have enough drivers on our roster to service the needs.’’ She says volunteer drivers use their own vehicles and passengers are encouraged to pay a suggested $35 donation for rides into Christchurch. Roni recently called a community meeting to make community groups aware of the situation. ‘‘The problem we are finding is that people are anxious. ‘‘They’re mostly elderly and they like to know we have a driver organised. ‘‘They feel more secure sitting next to one person and being able to talk to them, rather sitting than in a shuttle bus with other people. ‘‘But our drivers have their own lives

and the average age is in the 70s, so we are trying to target younger people. Perhaps people with school­aged children, after dropping the kids at school might be able to transport someone into Christchurch and be back before 3pm.’’ Roni says the volunteer drivers are free to do their own thing while in Christchurch, while their passenger is at their appointment and if they have a cellphone, they can get the receptionist to call them when their passenger is ready to be picked up. If medical appointments in Christchurch are between 10.30am and 2.30pm, the St John Health Shuttle service is available to pick up residents at various locations in Amberley, Pegasus, Woodend, Rangiora, Kaiapoi and Belfast for a donation. ‘‘We certainly encourage people to go on the health shuttle if they can,‘‘ Roni says. Health shuttle team leader Judy Brown says there are always two trained medical people on board, so the health shuttle could be a better option for people with particular medical needs. Both Roni and Judy say demand for their services has grown significantly since the earthquakes, as more people move into North Canterbury, particularly elderly people who can become socially isolated.



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On the cusp of vibrancy and accessibility By DAVID HILL Rangiora’s High Street is on the cusp of being ‘‘vibrant and accessible‘‘ again. Twelve months ago Waimakariri Mayor David Ayers confidently predicted Rangiora’s town centre would be buzzing in two years and he stands by that statement. ‘‘With the announcement that Farmers is going ahead and with the other developments on High Street it’s going to be an exiting year or two, so I think my prediction is not going to be far off the mark. ‘‘We can expect to see demolitions and construction to continue for some time yet on High Street, so there is certainly a lot happening at the moment.’’ However, Rangiora Promotions co­ ordinator Kirstyn Barnett says it will take longer before the town centre is ‘‘vibrant and accessible’’. Last year she

predicted it would take five years and she stands by her comments. ‘‘I think it will take five years to get all the big projects completed and to really get the town buzzing again. We’ve seen a great increase in activity since the buildings have come down, including Farmers, and the positive attitude of the retailers has really been encouraging. ‘‘This year is the year of openings, but we still have a lot of work to do.’’ She says the High Street re­alignment and two­laning still needs to be completed and the car parking issues still need to be resolved. A parking building has been included in the Waimakariri District Council’s draft Long Term Plan, but it ‘‘could take two to three years to sort out’’. Mrs Barnett says it takes a while for people to change their shopping habits. ‘‘People have got used to going into Christchurch, so they’re not just going to

change their shopping patterns overnight ­ it takes time. ‘‘Once people have changed their shopping patterns it’s hard to get them back, but I’m really hopeful, particularly with the growth in Rangiora ­ we are a really big town now ­ that the support of local people will set us up well on the road to recovery.’’ ‘‘It’s our job to get them to come back and shop local by making it attractive to them.’’ Last year Mrs Barnett said she could see High Street in five years time with Farmers re­opened and all the empty spaces filled up with new shops, while the landscape and parking would be changed, making it be easier to get around Rangiora. Last week The News revealed that Farmers had produced concept plans and had applied for consents to build a new ‘‘two­storey state­of­the­art

Construction site . . . The new Rangiora PAK‘nSAVE supermarket construction site on the corner of Southbrook Road and Station Road. PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP.

New supermarket takes shape By SHELLEY TOPP The new Rangiora PAK‘nSAVE supermarket is expected to open during ‘‘the third quarter of this year.’’ Roger Davidson, general manager of property and development for Foodstuffs South Island, said a more specific completion date could not be given ‘‘until we get further through the building project’’. However, the construction was going well. ‘‘We have already realigned the Southbroook stream which is a significant positive contribution to the amenity of the area without compromising the biodiversity of the stream,’’ he said. It is expected that the new

supermarket will attract more shoppers to Rangiora. ‘‘Our research shows that customers will travel longer distances to shop at a PAK‘nSAVE so we do believe that this new store will attract customers from neighbouring locations. This in turn will bring additional visitors to the area and help local communities attract more business,’’ Mr Davidson said. At the moment the nearest PAK‘nSAVE supermarkets to Rangiora are located at Northlands and Wainoni. Foodstuffs decided to build the supermarket in Rangiora because of the substantial population growth. ‘‘The Waimakariri District has some of the highest population growth rates in the country, even before the earthquakes in Christchurch, which has only

accentuated the growth in the area,’’ Mr Davidson said. The supermarket is being built in Southbrook on the corner of Southbrook Road and Station Road, opposite Mitre 10 Mega, in Rangiora. ‘‘This particular site is also a busy route used by motorists travelling in and out of Rangiora and to Christchurch via the northern motorway,’’ he said. Mr Davidson said it was anticipated that 250 people would be employed at the new supermarket which would make it one of the largest employers in the Waimakariri District. The hiring process would begin later in the year closer to the completion of the building. There are also plans for an ‘‘unmanned fuel facility’’ in the new supermarket carpark.

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by Stuart Smith - MP for Kaikoura

NZ Housing market LTP development

In September 1937 Prime Minister Michael Joseph Savage carried a table into New Zealand’s first state house. Nearly 80 years on, the state owns 65,000 houses and leases a further 3000. This represents 4.5% of houses in New Zealand and makes Housing New Zealand by far the biggest owner of residential property in the country, housing around 193,000 people. On top of this the government provides additional support, via accommodation supplements, meaning that over 290,000 households are supported by the state. The cost of the accommodation supplement alone totals $1.2 billion a year. The government is committed to increasing the provision of housing to those who are in genuine need. That is why the Prime Minister appointed three Ministers to housing related portfolios in the cabinet but there never will be a quick fix to housing problems. The government is looking at ways to provide a better range of housing options for people in need. Although it is unrealistic to expect that every town in the country should have a limitless supply of emergency housing ‘on standby’ just in case it is needed, the government is keen to ensure that there is housing available for those who need it and that the home that is supplied is the best fit for the occupants. As circumstances change, there has to be the expectation that housing will be reassessed. Stories of tenants living in the same home for close to 40 years suggest that this has not been happening. Government is not about looking

backward, but looking forward. Statistics out this week confirm that family sizes are decreasing. The average family has fewer than two children and a survey in 2013 suggested that over half the current state houses are now too large for the needs of 21st century families. I am supportive of a move to providing smaller units on smaller plots of land, which reflect current trends where large sections are often seen as a burden rather than an asset. What we need right now is innovation, adaptability and flexibility in dealing with housing issues for families and individuals in need. The ‘same old, same old’ solutions may not be the best way forward for social housing. The experience of countries like the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom suggests that having non­governmental involvement in the mix is one way of moving forward. At present only 131 social housing places are provided nationally by community housing providers. That is under a quarter of one percent of the total pool. Nothing is simple, but we cannot be complacent and rely on the same way of doing things. Who would want to return to state control of telephone services and delivery? That model wasn’t suited to the rapidly changing 1980s. The current housing model needs a review so that it meets needs of the most vulnerable The government is not changing the fundamentals, it is rising to the challenge of working to improve the supply and delivery of services to those in need.

The Hurunui District Council is in the process of developing its Long Term Plan for the period 2015­2025, the culmination of 12 months work by staff, elected members, and community committees. Confronted with significant funding challenges, particularly over the next 10 years, council is proposing some significantly different ways of meeting our funding requirements, with the intention of achieving affordable rates, capping debt, and providing funds for the impending replacement of ageing infrastructure, including water, sewer and storm water systems. To understand this, council developed a 30 year infrastructure plan that identifies the remaining life of existing infrastructure and the cost and timing of its renewal. Our 14 water schemes also require expensive upgrades to meet Government’s NZ Drinking Water Standards. The affordability of this is a particularly difficult challenge with most of the schemes providing domestic and stock water, the largest volume being consumed by stock. Also the discharge from our six sewerage plants requires expensive upgrades to meet higher environmental standards. To expect small communities to continue to fund by targeted rates the

Dear Editor, That was great coverage of the official opening of the Ashley Bridge in Thursday’s edition (Feb 26). You gave thorough and comprehensive acknowledgement to the Maori elders, the MC, the dignitaries, the waiata group, the Cycling Club, the traction engine, the vintage cars, the person who took ill, the ambulance, Neil McIntosh, the competition winners, the Kidsfirst Kindergarten (although you didn’t name which one ­ there are four in the Waimakariri District). The only people you didn’t acknowledge were the 15 or so pipers and drummers who The following property is reported to gave up a Saturday morning, put on their uniform, travelling from as far afield as the Rangiora police as lost ­ have you Prebbleton and Omihi, stood waiting for an hour in the sun, so they could lead the parade seen it? in traditional manner. McAlpines Pipe Band is known for assiduously attending a great A Canon camera, a black wallet, an many local events, to bring enjoyment to the public, to get their sponsor’s name out there, awning off a poptop caravan. and also to use such parades as recruiting opportunities for the ongoing survival of the The following property is at the band. It was very disappointing to see how they were completely ignored in the press Rangiora Police Station looking for a coverage. I do realise the slight would not have been deliberate, but given the volume home ­ a Silver mountain bike and of sound they produce, it’s hard to believe they could have been missed! helmet, Yours, a red and black backpack with Glenda McLean. laptop, a child’s green tent and a Kodak Continued Page 7 digital camera.

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Mounted Rifles correction Two names were missed from the story on the Amuri Mounted Rifles in last week’s edition. Mike Stopforth from Kaiapoi and Kelvin Jones from Hanmer Springs will be Dear Editor, joining a display by the Amuri Mounted Rifles Troop during the president’s half The Dance/Social for people with disabilities, careers and friends held at the Rangiora hour at this year’s Amuri A&P Show on Saturday. Cathy Jones another participant is from Waiau, not Hanmer Springs as stated last Baptist Church last Friday night was a great happy event. week. People came from Christchurch as well as North Canterbury ­ the music by Ryan ‘Hitman’ and Jon Palmer was magic, plus the entertainment by Ivan Button. These people with a disability know how to enjoy themselves to the full ­ no alcohol, no fights just a great happy night. The committee wishes to thank the Church, different local business & clubs who contributed by means of money, gift vouchers etc. See you all again at our next one, June 29, 2015. Yours, Paula Thackwell.

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Ashley Bridge Dear Editor, Having seen your article on the opening of the Ashley Bridge with the photos of the old vehicles, I think it would be good for prosperity to arrange for a photo shoot of cars of the era ­ around 1912 on the existing bridge prior to the demolition. First over, last over, would be a nice photo to have in another 100 years. Yours, Steven Schoonderwoerd.

Water usage Dear Editor, Anyone who has driven around Canterbury in the past few weeks will have noticed just how dry it is ­ and also noticed that in many areas irrigators are still spraying water on to pastures and crops. People have been asking us or making comment online about how this can continue even though many of our rivers are low or even dry. The simple answer is most irrigation that is still happening is coming from the large braided rivers or groundwater and this is allowed. Most takes from smaller rivers and lakes are already on restriction ­ either partial or full ­ which means irrigators cannot take water or are limited to taking only a portion of what they usually take. The exception is for takes from the big braided rivers ­ Hurunui, Waiau, Waimakariri, Rakaia, Rangitata and Waitaki ­ which often have high flows following nor­west weather events. Many of these are now on restriction also but they can rise quickly following rain in the mountains. Anyone can find out which rivers are on restriction by visiting our website (www.ecan.govt.nz) and looking for ‘‘irrigation restrictions’’. While groundwater takes typically have limits on the rate and annual volume these take longer to come into effect because the groundwater system reacts more slowly than rivers to rainfall. There was a good recharge over the winter but groundwater levels are now falling to low levels as a result of the ongoing dry period. If streams are going dry because of illegal takes this will be picked up and dealt with. Environment Canterbury’s ongoing role is to monitor the levels of our groundwater and surface water resources ­ and ensure that when limits are reached water takes stop in order to protect the environment and meet community expectations. Yours, Bill Bayfield, Chief Executive Environment Canterbury.

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Old-fashioned gala By DAVID HILL

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Clarkville School is gearing up to host ‘‘an old­fashioned gala’’ tomorrow evening (Friday, March 6), from 4pm to 7pm. Organiser Brenda Martin says the children are getting excited ahead of the third annual twilight gala, with the year 5­6 students preparing their own stalls. ‘‘We are again so very excited about our third twilight gala event and have had such great support from our school community and we cannot wait to welcome our wider community. ‘‘The kids are so excited and all the work they’ve done to create their stalls, it’s really cool. They make us proud of our school.’’ She says there will also be the usual

Cool moves . . . Jaiden Stephens, of Christchurch, aged 14, on the dance floor.

Come dancing popular Driving to the Rangiora Baptist Church last Friday evening the roadside along East Belt was lined with parked cars. The church’s car park is packed, and the reason for that soon becomes clear. ‘‘Come dancing,’’ the notice on the front door says. This is ‘‘an evening for people with disabilities and carers’’. Inside the church hall the loud music from DJ Hitman, Ryan Dempsey, and Jon Palmer is pumping with hits from Van Morrison, Roy Orbison, Tom Jones, the Bee Gees, and Elvis. It’s the kind of music that gets your feet tapping, and the floor is packed with dancers showing off their cool moves. This is the second function organised by Rangiora woman Paula Thackwell and the Baptist Church. ‘‘With help from many others in our community,’’ Paula says. Waimakariri District Mayor David Ayers and his wife Marilyn attended last Friday night’s function, and more than 180 others, from North Canterbury and

Christchurch. The event was so successful organisers have already set a date for the next one on the last Friday in June. Stephen Roberts, a caregiver from Hohepa Canterbury, in Christchurch, said the function was ‘‘ very well organised and a lot of fun.’’ ‘‘It’s important to people with disabilities to have somewhere they can mix with other people and be themselves.’’ Sandy Watson and her daughter Rebekah, aged 10, said they were having a lot of fun dancing. ‘‘It’s great to come out and have somewhere the children can mix with a wide range of people,’’ she said. ‘‘We are really enjoying ourselves.’’ Bob Van Den Heuvel, a Rangiora Baptist Church member, from Rangiora said the church wanted to make the function a regular event. ‘‘There is nowhere for young people to go and have fun in Rangiora,’’ he said.

music and entertainment, food stalls, bouncy castle, pony rides and a white elephant stall. ‘‘It’s a real family night out and you don’t have to worry about the family dinner as there will be plenty of food for sale.’’ The lamb on the spit is sure to be a crowd pleaser as ‘‘the smell might stop the cars on Tram Road,’’ Brenda says. There will also be nachos, a sausage sizzle, satay beef, sweet treats and lots more. The proceeds from last year’s twilight market paid for new gates on the outside of the school and this year’s funds will go towards landscaping. There is no entry fee and the twilight gala is going to happen rain or shine. Details can be found on the Clarkville PTA Facebook page.

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Innovative learning . . . Pegasus Bay School teacher Simon Crawford (left) checks up on Taylor Asher (12) and Teal Wilkie (11) in the Maungatere year 7­8 learning centre in the new school.


New school grows North Canterbury’s newest school is continuing to grow. Pegasus Bay School has nearly 320 pupils and principal Roger Hornblow expects the roll to pass 400 by the end of this year, ‘‘which will see us full’’. ‘‘We need to be aware of our enrolment zone to limit our growth as much as possible so we don’t grow too fast.’’ The new school, which replaced the 140­year­old Waikuku School, opened in May last year with 260 students, before finishing the year with 330. Mr Hornblow says the school has capacity for 420 students, with stage two of the building project, to be completed this year, set to allow for a future roll of up to 650 students. Stage two will see another three learning centres created in the modern learning environment style, which is equivalent to nine classrooms. Mr Hornblow says three new teachers started at the school this year, with another four teachers, plus teacher aides, expected to be added to the staff during the year. ‘‘We have a real mix of staff from North Canterbury. Some live in Pegasus and we have a fair percentage from Christchurch and Amberley. ‘‘It’s a special place.’’ The community had input into the naming of the school and naming the different learning centres. Te Kohaka or ‘‘the nesting area’’ is for the new entrants, with their main project growing salmon in fish tanks for the Ashley River. Rakahuri (Ashley River) is the year 1­2 learning centre and is split into the Rakahuri wrybills and Rakahuri gulls. Nga Tai o Mahaanui or ‘‘the tides of the bay’’ is the name for years 3­4. Manga Kawari, named after a branch of a stream between Rakahuri and the Kaiapohia Pa, which was used for transport, has been chosen for years 5­6. Maungatere, the Maori name for Mt Grey, which means the floating mountain, is the name for years 7­8. ‘‘A central theme for us is that our children must become Kaitiaki or guardians of the place they live in. ‘‘People say that we need to leave a better planet for our children. We say that we need to leave better and more informed children for our planet,’’ Mr Hornblow says. ‘‘As our children progress through our school they will have hands on experiences with our community and area that ensures they have a Kaitiaki mindset. The notion of Kaitiaki also refers to being a guardian of ourselves and our potential.’’ When the school first opened, the buildings were ready to go, but the rest of the site remained ‘‘a blank canvas’’, with children restricted to a rugby field and a small concrete area to play on, Mr Hornblow says. The onus was put on parents and the PTA to fundraise for a playground and play equipment with $50,000 raised for play equipment and a community garden. Mr Hornblow says Pegasus Bay School is now getting visits from schools around New Zealand wanting to see modern learning environments in action.


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Market friends Healthy appetite for life By ROBYN BRISTOW Waipara Valley Farmers Market supporters are being invited to become Friends of the Market. Spokesperson Margot Korhonen says for just a $20 annual membership fee, market visitors can become a Friend of the Market and receive an ‘‘awesome’’ bag and some 10 market dollars. Members can also attend special events planned throughout the year. ‘‘It is not about making money but about giving our family of supporters a feeling of ownership of the market. ‘‘It is about promoting the Farmers Market within the community and to show people how much their loyalty means to us,’’ she says. ‘‘People can carry their bag around at the market and stallholders will know they are regulars,’’ says Ms Korhonen. Many had been strong supporters for years and there was a strong ‘‘sense of community’’ at the market which Friends of the Market would build on. Hurunui Mayor Winton Dalley, a regular market shopper, became the first ‘‘Friends of the Market’’ and received his bag last Saturday. Ms Korhonen says the bags would make excellent gifts for people and she encourages anyone to sign up to the Friends at the Market outside the Hurunui District Council service centre in Amberley each Saturday.

Eating healthy doesn’t need to be burden. ‘‘Appetite for Life’’, a course which provides easy solutions for healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle, is returning to Rangiora. Nurses Jenny Shurville, Chanel Kent and Di McGowan and health and wellness coach Emma Kelly have recently completed training as ‘‘Appetite for Life’’ facilitators and are ready to bring the course back to Rangiora. Appetite for Life has been run by Pegasus Health in Christchurch for seven years and funding has been secured from the Rural Canterbury Primary Health Organisation to run at least two courses in Rangiora this year. The course is free and Emma says they aim to run a course during each school term, with a mix of daytime and evening courses. Emma says Appetite for Life is not another diet, but looks at

An appetite for life . . . Emma Kelly (left), Jenny Shurville and Chanel Kent are ready to help people make PHOTO: DAVID HILL. healthy choices. ‘‘healthy ways of living’’, incorporating food and exercise and explores ‘‘why you eat and how you eat’’. ‘‘It’s not about making big changes,’’ Emma says. ‘‘It’s about making lots of little

changes, which overall will lead to a healthy outcome,’’ Chanel says. Jenny says the facilitators aim to have fun on the course. The six week course comprises two hour systems covering a range of topics including the different meals, sugar intakes, reading food labels, good fats and bad fats, vegetables and food testing. Emma says food testing is an opportunity to try different ingredients and recipes. Chanel says they are also trying to set up a support group for those who have completed the course to offer ongoing support for each other. People can be referred by their GP or nurse, or can self refer by email, by going to www.appetiteforlife.org.nz, where more information and recipes are available. A six week course will begin on Friday, March 13, at John Knox Presbyterian Church, Rangiora, from 10am to 12pm.

Harvest Day hoedown A friend . . . Hurunui Mayor Winton Dalley became the Waipara Valley Farmers Market PHOTO: SUPPLIED. first friend in 2015.

Rangiora Promotions is bringing the country into town for Harvest Day. The second annual Rangiora Harvest Day is sure to bring cowboys and cowgirls and other folk into town for a ‘‘good ole time’’ on Saturday, March 21, from 10am to 1pm. Organiser Belinda Topp says activities include apple bobbing, pony rides, animals, food stalls, country music and a real country

hoedown, in between browsing the shops. Everyone is encouraged to ‘‘dress country’’ for the day and Line­dancers and cowboys/girls are especially welcome. Stall holders are sought, with free spaces for non­profit groups and children’s stalls, while commercial stalls cost $25. Local businesses are also being encouraged to register their interest for a window display

competition, decorated in the harvest/country theme and be in to win the people’s choice prizes, via votes on Facebook or a spot prize drawn from a hat. Prizes include a $250 advertising voucher from The News and a $100 meal voucher from Monteiths. To register a stall or window display or for more information call Belinda on 021­1910103 or email rangiorapromotions@gmail.com.

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Improving Biodiversity in the Hurunui Applications are now open for the annual MainPower Hurunui Natural Environment Fund. Open to residents of the Hurunui district, the fund encourages voluntary and cooperative community partnerships working towards increasing the region’s biodiversity.This year $10,000 will be allocated to projects that protect, restore or reinstate indigenous natural resources such as land, vegetation, wetlands or bird habitats. Winners are selected by an independent judging panel; previous winning submissions have included the re-establishment of forest walkways, eradicating willows to restore a gully, establishing native bush and fencing for a water way. Visit the Hurunui District Council’s website (www.hurunui.govt.nz) for further information and to download an application form. Entries closeTuesday 7 April with winners announced in May 2015.

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It has been an exciting few months for rower Holly Greenslade, since her November 2014 MainPower Sports Scholarship win. Following training at the Central Regional Performance Center in December, Holly was informed that she had been invited to join the New Zealand Summer Squad in Karapiro, alongside rowing partner RubyTew. Holly relocated to Cambridge where she joined the elite women’s squad and trained harder and faster than ever before. Holly’s dedication and focus paid off when she recently competed at the Bankstream NZ Rowing Championships and came 4th in the final of the Women’s Premier Coxless Pair and 2nd in the Women’s Premier Coxed Eight. Well done Holly and all the best for another successful year. Applications for the 2015 MainPower Sports Scholarship open in August.

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Perfect conditions By SHELLEY TOPP Sunday morning might be the time many people look forward to a sleep in. However, that was not the case for a large crowd of keen athletes contesting the North Canterbury Triathlon, and their supporters, at Rangiora last weekend. With registration from 6am and the race briefing at 7.30am, there was no escaping an early start with the race finished by mid morning before it got too hot. The event was held at the picturesque Northbrook Waters Lifestyle Estate and was split into four sections: short­course duathlon (1km run/walk/15km cycle/3.5km run/walk), short­course triathlon (100m swim/15km cycle/3.5km run/walk), long­ course duathlon (3km run/26km cycle/6km run), long­course triathlon (750m swim/ 26km cycle/6km run/walk). Each section was divided into age, gender and team categories. Race director Amanda Hardy said it had been a fantastic day with perfect conditions

for athletes. ‘‘We couldn’t have asked for better conditions for racing. It was great to see lots of athletes taking part and enjoying the event in this gorgeous location,’’ she said. ‘‘The venue is very unique, and we thank the residents at Northbrook Waters for allowing us to hold our event at this location every year. We have a fantastic relationship with the residents and we really appreciate their support.’’ A number of Northbrook Waters Estate residents also participated in the annual event which the North Canterbury Triathlon was first held in 2006 and is a fundraiser for the Ohoka Primary School. It has been cancelled twice thanks to the two devastating earthquakes ­ September 4, 2010 and February 22, 2011. ‘‘We as parents run the event on a nil budget so once our costs are covered with entries we then make a profit for the event,’’ says Amanda. Proceeds go to buying teaching/playground resources. Results at www.triathlon.net.nz

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Family time . . . Nick Ensor and Deanna Baldwin and their children Lucy (6) and Eva (4) relax at home.

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show expected to attract a good crowd. Nick and Deanna farm 520 ha on the south side of the lower Hurunui River with Nick the third generation to farm Lammermoor, taking over from his father in 1995. Nick and Deanna have a 150 ha dairy unit milking 600 cows, which was converted in 2012, with the balance used to run 500 Romney ewes and dairy support. Nick and Deanna have two girls, Lucy (6) and Eva (4). Both girls love farming life and their animals, Coco the pony, Trevor the fat Kune Kune, Poppy the three legged dog and Pookie the very patient cat. Time off for the family is spent enjoying the area, swimming at the river and at Gore bay.

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Showtime returns to Cheviot It is showtime in Cheviot on March 14. Horses, ponies, sheep, handy dogs, wool, shearing, wool handling and steer riding will provide plenty of entertainment outdoors, while indoors woodcraft, vegetables and fruit, home industries, cookery, flowers, handcrafts, photography and art will add colour and panache at the popular annual event. There are 1495 entries covering the horse, pony, wool, sheep, art, handcrafts, home industries and photography classes. Flowers, fruit and vegetables, steer riding, shearing and wool handling classes can be entered on the day. A total of 160 horses and riders have entered with late entries likely to boost this total. There will also be displays from local schools and preschools who will be showing their community what they have to offer to the community. ‘Something New from Something Old’ is a new edition to the catalogue this year and will test entrant’s ability to reuse and recycle. The section features an open and junior class involving everyone from Year one up to adults. Entrants are being asked to make everything from children’s toys to jewellery from recycled wood, plastic and glass. There is also a section for garments which are to be modelled, which will provide plenty of entertainment for show

visitors and locals alike. It will be judged by Hurunui Recycling and replaces Woodwork as a trial for one year. A Chainsaw sculpting competition is also new to the show. President Nick Ensor says as long as competitors can walk in with their entries and they ‘‘do not require to be lifted in by crane’’, they are welcome. The Big Time Farmer competition is sure to provide lots of hilarity and fierce competition again this year. The competition put teams of two through their paces to see who can handle farm chores and more ­ not all of which are serious. The popular bull and steer riding competitions will once again be a feature event with the Mendip Hills Station Trophy being awarded to the best local rider. Sky scraper . . . Entertainer Josh Grimaldi Shearing continues to attract a good aka ‘‘Stig on steroids’’ was popular with line­up of competitors along with the wool young and old alike. handling competition. A handy dog competition is being held with vouchers from Mighty Mix for prize winner. All these classes, along with fruit and vegetables and flowers can be entered on the day. Children are not forgotten with a host of competitions and entertainment for all ages. A huge variety of stalls, crafts, goods, machinery, plants and more will provide plenty of variety for people attending the show. Entry is $10 an adult with school children free.

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New teaching staff Cheviot Area School has welcomed four new staff to its ranks ­ Mark Chamberlain, Sarah Collins, Reece Gough and Peter Hall. Mark, aged 48, has come from Nelson where for the past six years he has been working away from the classroom running his own diving business, Abel Tasman Dive. He has also worked with Careers New Zealand before deciding this year to come back to teaching, a job he loves. Mark has come to Cheviot to cover the science teacher’s post for the year while the permanent teacher is on maternity leave. He specialises in teaching biology, having previously taught at Nayland College, and Dannevirke High School. Mark is no stranger to Cheviot as in his younger days he used to regularly go surfing at Gore Bay. He also enjoys playing water polo. Sarah comes from Pleasant Point, near Timaru, where she grew up on a sheep and beef farm. She is a keen sportswoman who has played under­18 representative hockey. She is also a keen horse rider taking part in competitions throughout New Zealand and Australia. Sarah is new to teaching having just graduated from Canterbury University with a Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (primary). Although a bit nervous about starting her first job as a teacher, she says she has a ‘‘great bunch of kids who have made me feel really welcome in my first job as a teacher’’. Reece is from Dunedin and has lived in Middlemarch. He went to Otago University where he has a bachelor of arts and a diploma in teaching. While there he worked as a volunteer with the Bluelight organisation helping to arrange discos and other events such as riding the Otago biking rail trail for young people as well as helping young people

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School gets cyber-safe Cyber safety was the hot topic at the Cheviot Area School recently. John Parsons from Simulate 2 Educate visited the school and delivered a presentation on cyber safety to students, parents and teachers. John provides an internet safety and risk assessment consultation service to schools and provides specialist advice and direction on the safe use of digital communication technology. He gave separate presentations explaining the social responsibilities and risks of using the internet and social networks ­ such as Facebook and Instagram. He targeted the specific risks that each of the groups ­ children, parents and teachers ­ could face and people were astounded at how easy it was for cyber criminals to target individuals and how

vulnerable we can be when we log on to social networks and the internet. John, who visits schools throughout New Zealand, explained that individuals had to take responsibility for their own actions and safety and where possible ensure victims of cyber­crime received support and help. He gave demonstrations on how online profiles on social networks such as Facebook and YouTube can be visited by prospective employers to determine a person’s suitability for employment in their organisation. Cheviot Area School hopes the visit has helped improve their safety while surfing the net. Head girl Shannon Denton (17) says it helped her understand how one person could change another’s life in an instant through their actions on the internet.

Experimental . . . Teacher Mark Chamberlain guides student Yvonne Mitchell through a chemistry experiment. through the Police Competencies Test. Local man, Peter Hall has taken over one of the cleaning jobs at school and is cover for the caretaker when he is away. Peter comes from a background of working in the stock and station industry having worked for 10 years with as a store manager and field representative. For the last 18 months Peter was working in Perth, Western Australia, with Woolworths. Over the years he has enjoyed playing most sports, but notably was a representative for the Cheviot Cricket club. He also enjoys horse racing at the trots.

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Netball heaven . . . Tactix captain Anna Thompson, with young netballers Emily Methven, PHOTO: SUPPLIED. Amy­Lee Baynon and Mystics captain Maria Tutaia.

Meeting the captains All eyes were on two young Canterbury netballers last night as they stood side by side with Tactix captain Anna Thompson and Mystics captain Maria Tutaia in front of thousands of fans at the Horncastle Arena. Amy­Lee Baynon, 8, and Emily Methven, 10, won the opportunity to meet the captains and high five each player as they ran on court through the ANZ Future Captains competition. Amy­Lee, who attends Southbrook School, says getting to high five the players was really fun. ‘‘I was really nervous before I went on court but I liked meeting the players. One gave me a fist pump, it was cool.’’ Amy­Lee has started her second year of Future Ferns for Ashley Netball Club and loves shooting goals. ‘‘When you get goals and so do your other friends you can say ‘I got a goal as

well’, it’s really exciting.’’ For Emily who attends Christ the King Catholic School, this was the first netball game she has gone to watch and she loved the atmosphere and experience. ANZ Head of Sponsorship Susan McGregor says many young netballers dream to compete in the elite trans­ Tasman tournament and being a Future Captain gives them a taste of what it’s like. ‘‘We’re giving 62 children from across the country the chance to be a Future Captain at each of the ANZ Championship matches this season. It’s a once in a lifetime experience to stand out on court with the pros and hopefully it inspires a few players to keep training hard, it could definitely be one of them one day soon.’’ The match saw the Mystics beat the Tactix 59­53.

From the Tree of Life” The Arts in Oxford Gallery ‘From the Tree of Life’ exhibition features work by Galina Kim, Serena McWilliam, Tanya Shevchouk and Min Kim. Through paint, pencil, free stitch embroidery, collage and sculpture this exhibition brings together a variety of nature inspired works. It references aspects of the historical role of plants in herbals and as symbols, display the exuberance of colour and form in nature and shares the delight that comes to those who make the time to look. Arts in Oxford at 72 Main Street is open from 10am to 4pm Tuesday to Sunday. www.artsinoxford.com. Free Family Fun Day The Rangiora Baptist Church is hosting a free family fun day from 3pm on Sunday, March 8, 111 East Belt, Rangiora. Bring the whole family down for tons of family fun, food and live entertainment suitable for all ages. Activities and entertainment include: a bouncy castle, horizontal bungee, rickshaw rides, clown, face painting, balloon animals, candyfloss, sausage sizzle, a lolly scramble, something special for the parents and much more. All welcome. For more information contact Jason on 021­0789203.


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School looks ahead Recovery continues By DAVID HILL Kaiapoi Borough School is reporting steady growth, as it continues its earthquake recovery. Principal Murray Overton says the school has begun the year with just under 340 students, after finishing last year with 380 students. While this is well down on pre­ earthquake levels, Mr Overton says the school’s master plan, developed with the Ministry of Education last year, is preparing for a roll of 400 over the next few years and long term growth to 500 students. ‘‘It’s very difficult to plan for due to the change in demographics, but it’s going to be interesting in a few years time to see how the demographics have settled.’’ The biggest unknown is how many new families will enroll at the school from the new Silverstream sub­division. Mr Overton says he is looking forward to beginning the more detailed planning with the Ministry, which includes repairing and replacing earthquake damaged buildings. First to go will be the school library, which has been deemed uneconomical to repair. It will be demolished along with an old caretaker storage shed and the old dental clinic, to make way for a new car park. The library will be relocated into two unused classrooms later this year. Mr Overton says the school has two new initiatives this year thanks to earthquake funding, including an ‘‘extension art teacher’’ and a community support worker, both for one day a week. The art teacher has been funded by grants from the ‘‘Need Help Now Fund’’, the Red Cross and Creative Communities Waimakariri to offer ‘‘extension art in small groups’’ to allow

Fun day . . . Kaiapoi Borough School students celebrated the start of the new school year with a picnic day at the school at PHOTOS: SUPPLIED Friday, February 13. students to ‘‘work together and explore their creativity’’. The community support worker has been funded by Presbyterian Support and is working with other North Canterbury schools. ‘‘It’s really good to have those other ways of supporting our students and their families. Post­earthquake there are still a lot needs in the community.’’ Mr Overton says the Kaiapoi Borough School Board of Trustees has approved for the Kaiapoi Community Garden to expand into the nearby playing field, which will double its size. Garden volunteers are also working with year 3­ 4 students on a ‘‘garden to table’’ initiative. The community garden trust will also be developing a pathway from Hilton Street to the garden.

Kaiapoi is continuing its recovery, four and half years on from the first earthquake. The Kaiapoi Community Board held its first meeting in the new Ruataniwha Kaiapoi Civic Centre, which was opened last month, on Monday, February 16, marking another milestone in the town’s recovery. The board discussed several recovery projects, including the riverbanks project. A report prepared by Waimakariri District Council community and recreation manager Craig Sargison advises the stop bank between the new coastguard building and the Charles Street toilet block needs to be raised to meet the new design height and new sides need to be created facing the river as the railway station foundation wall needs to be demolished. The old railway station platform is to be dismantled and placed in storage, to be reconstructed at a later date.

Escalating costs suggest it may cheaper to repair the Kaiapoi Wharf rather than building a new floating pontoon. Mr Sargison says the pontoon was originally estimated to cost $4.58 million and would be attached to the wharf side which would have had ground remediation treatment. However, further design work suggests the cost could be around $6.9 million. ‘‘Early on in the process the option of repairing the existing wharf was discounted because of cost and the fact that it would not have any resilience in the case of a future seismic event. ‘‘The escalation of cost of the replacement option raises the potential of a repair and accepting the fact that there may be resulting damage in a future seismic event.’’ Mr Sargison says the old wharf downstream ‘‘is in very poor condition and is now a safety hazard’’.

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Town gets in behind Kaikoura show By DAVID HILL

Vice­president Terri Chalmers says this year’s show Bragging rights were divided in was well­supported, with entries the Shroder household at the up on the last two years in most Kaikoura Agricultural and sections, and people coming Pastoral Show on Saturday. early on the day to watch the Immediate past president kapa haka performances from Justine battled it out for top the local schools. honours in the sheep section Kaikoura Mayor Winston Gray with husband Barry, with says the show is a challenge for Justine winning champion ewe the small community to and Barry winning champion organise. ram. ‘‘One of the issues we have However, Justine admitted ‘‘I here is that Kaikoura is such a might have to concede bragging small town and we have only a rights this year,’’ after seeing the small number of sheep farmers supreme champion ribbon with and dairy farmers. Barry’s name on it. He says the horse section has It was a busy week for the remained the mainstay of the Shroders, who also supplied 120 show, while the craft and sheep for the shearing produce sections are supported competition. by the town and the schools.

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Autumn in Betty Brown’s garden is about ‘‘shutting up shop’’ and waiting for spring. ‘‘It’s a quiet time in the garden. Sort of a rest time,’’ she said. With the first month of autumn already here, Betty will soon begin pulling out the summer­flowering annuals and replacing them with winter ones, such as daffodils, anemones, ranunculus and crocus, then later, tulips and hyacinths. They will all germinate during the cooler months and flower in spring. Walking around this friendly octogenarian’s beautiful Rangiora garden, still bursting with summer colour and variety, it is clear that someone who loves gardening lives here. Betty’s home in Northbrook Villas was the first to be occupied during the development of the complex. ‘‘There was just a big paddock here when I moved in,’’ she said. It had been a real pleasure developing her own garden, helping out with others in the complex, and watching new gardens come to life as each new villa was built. When Betty’s second husband, Garth, died eight years ago, this garden saved her. The daily ritual of garden work provided solace and a reason to live. Since then she has used her garden to help others by donating plants grown there to the Friends of Rangiora Hospital Association who sell them to raise funds to support staff and patients. Betty is a long­term member of the NZ Alpine Garden Society, and the Woodend Garden Club, plus a life member of the Rangiora Garden Club. She also donates plants to these groups for their fundraising activities. ‘‘I have worked in horticulture for 45 years,’’ she said. ‘‘I was the one who set up the original Mitre 10 Nursery in Rangiora.’’ Before that she was in charge of the Westport Borough Council Gardens for three years, then worked at Camside Nurseries in Woodend for six years. Betty and Garth ran a nursery of their own, from their Rangiora home, for about 20 years before his death. It was called Bee Gees Nursery. ‘‘We did it for a hobby, ’’ she said. They were often teased about the name but it was more a recognition of their christian names than any connection with the Bee Gees rock band. This garden is much smaller but still attracts garden tours. It is not difficult to understand why. Betty has an encyclopedic knowledge of plants and is generous with helpful gardening advice. This year mildew has been a problem.


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Lifestylers surplus feed in demand Small blocks in demand to meet region’s grazing shortfall

this is also partly due to a softening of demand from China. Lifestyle block owners who grow specialty crops and don’t have access to irrigation, are also finding the going tough. Even for those who have a second income coming in, will be less spending due to the dry conditions. The dry is having a knock on effect for all types of non­irrigated properties as growers can only sit tight and hope that moisture arrives before the cold weather.

By AMANDA BOWES Lifestyle block owners with surplus feed are finding themselves in demand as the region continues to dry out. Those who traditionally don’t run stock, but make supplementary feed and have re­growth, even when it is dry, are having their properties snapped up by farmers looking for a bit of grazing respite. Baleage and hay made last year, that sat because of a bumper season, has also disappeared from many blocks as supplementary feed becomes a premium resource. Prices for all types of supplementary feed have increased as demand rises, even for older feed made last season and the one before. A lifestyle block owner spoken to by The News, who has about 10 hectares and runs few stock, says he has had numerous calls from farmers looking for extra grazing. ‘‘Some are just wanting to hold off sending lambs away until they can put on a bit of extra growth They might only be on the place for a few weeks but it will make all the difference to the price they get.’’ Many that do run stock have quit extra animals earlier and are now in the same situation as the larger farmers, battling to keep condition on capital stock and using up precious winter supplementary feed. Even animals that are bred for living in dry, harsh conditions are being fed extra as the type of grazing in most New Zealand systems doesn’t allow for browsing, which animals like alpacas and llamas would do in their natural

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By DAVID HILL Stock and station horses have been a feature of the Kaikoura Agricultural and Pastoral Show for 30 years. Organiser Jenny Wards says she introduced the section a couple of years before the 75th jubilee show, held in 1987. ‘‘I thought with the jubilee show coming up it would be a really good way of getting some interest in the community to revive what was becoming a small and struggling show. ‘‘There’s all these horses which are useful for farm work, but there’s no forum for them at the show. ‘‘All this country around here was broken in with pack horses so this is a way of recognising that.’’ The stock and station horse section quickly became a popular feature of the show and continues to attract up to 30 entries. The section’s popularity led to a circuit being created with competitions at the Kaikoura, Amuri, Cheviot, Hawarden and Oxford A&P shows. In recent years the competition has spread to other Canterbury shows, including Rangiora and even the Canterbury A&P Show two years ago. The section’s popularity saw a Royal Agricultural Society medal offered for most points in the stock and station horse competition offered this year. Each year people who have experience of working with horses for mustering on farm are chosen to judge the section. Competitors are judged on eye appraisal, manners, walking horse, leading rein, riding pattern, an

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Local farmer elected Young farmer contest Culverden farmer Phil Smith has been elected as the farmer director to represent Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s northern South Island electorate. Phil Smith received 6,916 weighted votes and Nigel Harwood of Takaka received 5,749 weighted votes in the recent election. Beef + Lamb NZ returning officer Warwick Lampp says the voting return percentage for northern South Island was 25.88%, being 795 returned voting papers. This represents about 40% of sheep livestock numbers and 24% of beef (including dairy cows) livestock numbers in the district. Scargill Valley farmer Andy Fox served three terms, a total of nine years, on the Phil Smith. Beef + Lamb NZ, previously Meat & Wool New Zealand, board. He did not seek re­ Beef + Lamb NZ’s Annual Meeting in election and will retire from the board at Balclutha on Wednesday, March 11.


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Birds and animals of different sizes and colours will go under the hammer this weekend. The Rare Breeds Conservation Society of New Zealand Canterbury section will hold its 26th annual Rare Breeds Auction and Heritage Lifestyle Day on Sunday, March 8, at the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, on Hussey Road, Christchurch. Around 1200 to 1500 people are expected to attend the poultry auction and heritage breeds display. Proceeds raised from the auction go towards funding initiatives to preserve breeds including the Gene Bank, which has been developed in partnership with North Canterbury company XCELL Breeding Services, funding genetic research around the Auckland Islands, rescuing breeds like kunekune pigs and goats and sheep from Arapawa Island and preserving shire horses, highland

Rare breeds . . . Chooks and other rare FILE PHOTO breeds will be on sale this Sunday. cattle and Hokonui and Clarence River sheep.

The society is involved with anything from birds to draught horses, sheep, pigs, goats, llamas and alpacas. In the poultry auction, people can bid on anything from doves and pigeons to pure­bred chooks and bantams, geese, ducks and turkeys. A heritage breeds display on the day allows people interested in heritage breeds to speak with breeders and learn about feed, shelter and other requirements. Entry is $10 for adults and children aged 5­15 years are $5, with under 5s free, which gives visitors admission to the park as well as the auction. A catalogue is also available for a gold coin donation. Viewing is from 10am, with the auction at 1pm. A sausage sizzle and drinks are available for purchase and a restaurant and cafe operate at the park. For more information go to www.rarebreeds.co.nz.


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Oxford Area School seeks future farmers By SHELLEY TOPP The Oxford Area School has taken up an innovative idea to give their agricultural students, and others, the opportunity to showcase their skills to future employers. The Future Farmers’ competition will be held at the school in Oxford next Wednesday, on March 11. An open invitation to the event has been issued to the North Canterbury rural community, and further afield. It is hoped many farmers will attend

which will give participants a golden opportunity to show potential future employers what they can do. The competition is being organised by Dave Malcolm, head of science at the school. ‘‘I set up agriculture as a new topic 10 years ago,’’ he said. ‘‘A lot of students leave school to go into farming jobs. We think we need to prepare them for it.’’ Twenty­five contestants are taking part in the competition. All of the pupils from the school’s two



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agricultural classes will compete along with some not involved in those classes. Contestants were given a set of skill challenges to complete during qualifying heats held last Tuesday. The challenges included assembling a single reel temporary electric fence, identifying parts of a tractor, and identifying tools, fencing components, weeds, fertilisers and seeds. Six finalists were chosen from that competition to contest the final round of challenges next Wednesday. The competition will be held at the school running from 11.20am to 3pm. Challenges will include permanent fencing, farmyard safety, sheep handling and water trough assembly. Contestants will also be interviewed during the day, and that night the winner will be announced at a function in the Oxford Town Hall. Last September, Oxford Area School pupils achieved a prestigious inter­ schools agricultural competition win at the National Trade Academy Skills Day. The competition was held at the National Trade Academy farm at McLeans Island in Christchurch. ‘‘That was quite good for Oxford because we were competing against much bigger schools,’’ Mr Malcolm said. On the back of that success the school decided to promote agricultural studies more at the school. They already had an agricultural club for junior pupils, but wanted to provide something for the older pupils as well. The competition idea came from Eyrewell sheep and beef farmer, Andy

Stokes. Mr Malcolm said that most teachers were university trained, so ‘‘schools tend to be focused on academics, but what happens to the others?’’ The competition was about ‘‘catering for those other students as well’’, he said. The intention is to get more kids leaving school with qualifications and was also about ‘‘promoting the school, and all the good things that happen here, as well as promoting training in communities’’, Mr Malcolm said. ‘‘The idea is to have this every year. So we will see how this one goes.’’ Federated Farmers helped organise and promote the competition, Farmlands came on board as the main sponsor, and NZ Young Farmers have also been involved in the project. ‘‘Dairy NZ and Federated Farmers are investing huge amounts promoting young people in the industry through school programmes like this,’’ Mr Malcolm said. The skill shortage, brought on to some degree by the rapid growth in the dairying industry, meant school leavers now had such a lot of choice. Because of this many pupils who may have once chosen a career in farming now had many more options to consider. However, projects like this and the government­funded Trades’ Academy programme in schools are working in tandem to help students achieve trade skills while still at school. The Oxford Area School educates pupils from Year 1 (5­6 years) to Year 13 (17­ 18).

Back at the helm of mobile crutching sheep farmers. After about four years, Tim sold the business then returned to run it for the new owner for 18 months. It was sold to a third owner, from whom Tim bought it again. He is now re-establishing it from his base in Amberley and Kurow, working in collaboration with his brother Nick’s company, Tyson Sheep Contracting Ltd. Between them, they can provide two double and one single Hecton crutching trailers, a conveyor, two sets of double-race Prattley tailing yards, tailing cradles, and highly-trained sheep dogs. The Andersons can arrive at any sheep farm and take care of the

seasonal chores simply and quickly. The sheep can be full or empty, wet or dry. The mobile service allows farmers to keep their stock on feed for as long as possible. And instead of having permanent staff who are under-employed for part of the year, farmers can call in this extra help when it is needed. Tim recommends farmers give him a call to discuss how he can work in around their other plans and commitments. He says she’s enjoying being back in his own business and interacting with farmers, many of whom he has known for a long time. He has a good rapport with them and they

Happy to help... Tim Anderson is keen to take his mobile crutching and tailing service to Canterbury and Otago sheep farmers. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

know of his trustworthiness and work ethic. Communication is crucial to the success of the operation, he says.

I have over 10 years experience in running and working in this area of business. I am able to offer you an easy alternative for all your sheep contracting services by offering crutching, tailing, conveyoring and dipping services. I am running 2 double Hecton trailers, a single Hecton trailer, a Sheep Express Conveyor, 2 double race Prattley yard set ups for tailing and am happy to be working alongside Nic Cromie Dipping. I look forward to meeting you soon, Regards Tim Anderson

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Tim Anderson has lanolin in his veins. Tim started 2015 by going full circle in his career, buying back the business he set up 10 years ago. Operating as Tim Anderson Contracting, he has a mobile crutching trailer and all the gear needed for dagging, halfbelly crutching, eye-wigging, buttonholing, capsuling, drenching, injecting, vaccinating, and tailing. When Tim bought his first trailer a decade ago, he worked throughout the North Canterbury area. He was one of the first people there to introduce the portable technology that has become a huge boon to

``We’re flexible. It’s not all about making money. It’s about building a business and providing a service.’’

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March 5, 2015 |

Properties for sale throughout North Canterbury

2491 Oxford Road, Bennetts $635,000 plus GST (if any) For more details please contact Malcolm Garvan on 027 231 4425 or view online farmlandsrealestate.co.nz Web ID RA1629

Lifestyle Home With Separate Flat Situated on 4.2 hectares, all flat. 220sqm, north facing, two storey home, built 2003, four bedrooms (en suite), open plan kitchen/dining, separate lounge with deck plus BBQ area. Second bathroom, large rumpus/work room upstairs, log fire, clad in wood with battens, roof construction of long run iron. 58sqm separate flat, one bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, open plan living. Currently tenanted at $280 per week.

The flat was converted two years ago and is consented for the current use. Own well and stock water race, septic tank, excellent established shelter around home and flat. Two bay shed, fenced into eight paddocks with electric wires, stock yards with loading ramp. Ideal for horses and has been used for rearing calves, good soil. Set well off Oxford Road for privacy in a small cul-de-sac.

An appealing property with a well presented home, with the option to continue renting the flat for extra income or extended family use. Close to Oxford and Rangiora and an easy commute to Christchurch. With the increased cost of building, buying an established property is a great option. Open Home – Sunday 8 March 2.30 – 3.30pm

New Listing | 4 Kowhai Ave, Rangiora 752m2 Instantly Appealing. This beautifully presented three bedroom, two bathroom property is located in a quiet cul-de-sac surrounded by quality properties. Only eight years old, it has a double internal access garage, kitchen/dining, separate lounge with a gas fire as well as a heat pump. Additional features are a security system, dual gas hot water and well established gardens. Close to decile 7 and 8 schools and a number of excellent preschools. Come and make rapidly growing Rangiora your home. Currently vacant, there is the opportunity to move in as soon as you want. | Property ID RA1630 Price Contact

$449,000 Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

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For Sale

Deadline Sale

New Listing | 99 Parish Road, Oxford

Closing 4pm, Thursday 9 April 2015

237 Hectares

Contour, Irrigation & Production. • • • • •


223 hectares irrigated (213 hectares by three centre pivots) Annual water consent for 1,053,000 cubic metres, 115 litres/second (from wells) 50 bail Milfox rotary with ACRs Protrack Vantage and walk over teat spray, In shed feeding with molassess and two deep cone silos set up for PKE 620 cow yard with undercover vet race and cattle crush New 195m2 GJ Gardner home and two other quality houses

By appointment


Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

A solid unit, offer scale and potential. Available as a going concern with approximatley 750 cows and a range of modern plant. | Property ID RA1628

New Listing | 4 Kowhai Avenue, Rangiora


Cust | 1758 Cust Road


Instantly Appealing. This beautifully presented three bedroom, two bathroom property is located in a quiet cul-de-sac surrounded by quality properties. Only eight years old, it has a double internal access garage, kitchen/dining, separate lounge with a gas fire as well as a heat pump. Additional features are a security system, dual gas hot water and well established gardens. Close to decile 7 and 8 schools and a number of excellent preschools. Come and make rapidly growing Rangiora your home. Currently vacant, there is the opportunity to move in as soon as you want. | Property ID RA 1630

Open Home

Stunning Home With Views. Two storey home, built 2005, four bedrooms (one downstairs), en suite, separate bathrooms (one down and one up). Open plan kitchen, living, dining, which opens out to a patio and sweeping lawns. Large office/workroom above the garage, double glazed, two heatpumps, diesel burner for heating, double garage, garden shed. Water race at bottom of garden, watering system in place. 20km to Rangiora and 40km to Christchurch City. Cust is a thriving rural village. | Property ID RA1621

Open Home


James Murray 027 436 8103 Canterbury

Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119 Canterbury


Sunday 12.00 to 12.45pm


Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425 Canterbury

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718 Canterbury



Barry Keys 027 434 7689 Canterbury

Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600 Kaikoura

Sunday 1.00 to 2.00pm


Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425

Allan Gifford 027 226 2379 Marlborough

Chris Abbott 027 435 2872 Marlborough

0800 200 600 | farmlandsrealestate.co.nz

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For Sale

Mandeville/Ohoka | 186 Mandeville Road 4 Hectares


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

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


North Otago | 16 Kakanui Road, Kakanui 9,654m2

Established Kakanui Tomato Business. Fantastic opportunity in an area renowned for growing quality tomatoes with produce being sold under Galaxy Brand to long standing clients. Substantial glasshouse complex of 2,200m2 with computerised controlled climate and irrigation system with coal fuelled burner. Four bedroom home with en suite, office, garage and shed in close proximity to house. Adjoining 1 hectare property with four bedroom home, garage, sheds and large glasshouse is available for purchase. Buyers from $620,000 plus GST (if any) to inspect. | Property ID TU10499

James Murray 027 436 8103 Canterbury

Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119 Canterbury

Amberley | 134 Double Corner Rd 8,555m




Open Home


Location And Views. Beautifully presented, five bedroom home with study/sixth bedroom, spacious h ostess kitch en 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

Deadline Sale

Kaikoura | 193 Beach Road


By appointment

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

Closing 4pm, Thursday 26 March 2015 (as a going concern)


By appointment


Merv Dalziel 027 439 5823

Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425 Canterbury

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718 Canterbury

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

Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600 Kaikoura


Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

Offers invited over


Barry Keys 027 434 7689 Canterbury

Sunday 2.30 to 3.15pm

$620,000 plus GST (if any)


By appointment


Kathy Thompson 027 229 0600

Allan Gifford 027 226 2379 Marlborough

Chris Abbott 027 435 2872 Marlborough

0800 200 600 | farmlandsrealestate.co.nz

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Cute Cottage!

Harcourts ID: HS6224

Tuahiwi Treasure

Harcourts ID: RG7132

50 Leslie Street, Waiau – This is by far one of the cutest cottages out! Immaculately presented and

59 Te Pouapatuki Road, Tuahiwi – An established lifestyle block in a sought after location where

maintained, this three bedroom home is one not to be missed. Boasting three bedrooms, separate

you will enjoy the benefits of both town and country. Flanked by two huge walnut trees the distinctive

living, dining/sunroom and a modernised kitchen. Outside you will find beautiful gardens along with an

‘A’ frame 2 storey, 3 bedroom open plan home offers spacious open plan living, roomy bedrooms

adorable sleep out, garden sheds, wood shed and a single garage with automatic door. Homes like this

with attractive rural views from the upstairs rooms, separate laundry and bathrooms both upstairs and

just don’t come along every day, so do not delay call me today to arrange a viewing!

down. Plus 2bdrm Granny flat. 5.45ha lifestyle property offers the benefit of Town & Country living.

Jackie Frame

Linda Warren-Davey

Licensed Sales Consultant

Licensed Sales Consultant

P. 03 315 7084 M. 027 435 9810 E. jackie.frame@harcourts.co.nz





P. 03 313 6158 M. 027 3000 145 E. linda.warren-davey@harcourts.co.nz







Mini Lifestyle in the Heart of Town!

Harcourts ID: KI5596

Executive Home

Harcourts ID: RG7158

122 Main Street, Oxford – Bring us an offer: Mini lifestyle property 6857m , Zoned R2, 130m , three

5 Finchley Mews, Rangiora – Set on 1131m section in top location and quiet cul-de-sac, this home

bedroom home, separate living, dining, kitchen & laundry, BBQ deck. EQC completed and signed

has the perfect floor plan for sun & space. It proudly boasts 251m2 with morning sun gracing the kitchen,

off, no insurance claim. On town water and sewerage. Wood fire with wetback, radiators & Energy

dining area and family room. The formal lounge has an Escea gas fire offers that special ambience only

Smart heat transfer. Studio, double garage, woodshed, three paddocks and established garden

a glowing flame gives. There are four double bedrooms, two bathrooms and a kitchen that is a delight

with vege patch. Be quick it’s only a heartbeat away!

for chefs. The large double garage has room for a small third vehicle or a large workshop area.

Amanda Smith

Christine Tallott



Licensed Sales Consultant

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


Licensed Sales Consultant







Motivated Vendor!

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







From $280,000+GST (if any)

Harcourts ID: RG7120

Any Offers Will Be Considered!

Harcourts ID: BF22876

3 Riverside Way, Amberley – Residential section in popular Kowai Downs, 2605m² set amongst

430 Broad Road, Sefton – The first buyer in here will get the best bargain going. Land and House

similar large sections with quality homes around. Services are at boundary and a Geo Technical

Packages Available! Situated on the higher end of Broad Road, on the warm side of Mount Grey, less

report is available to the purchaser. Well sheltered from the easterly winds and within easy walking

than 4 Km from Sefton, 11 Km from Amberley and 14 km from Rangiora, the 4 available lots of Quail

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

Rise offer an opportunity to possess a unique lifestyle property at an affordable price.

this section is a must. Don’t wait - call now to enquire.

Christine Tallott

Bill Dowle

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

P. 03 323 6045 M. 029 358 3175 E. bill.dowle@harcourts.co.nz

Licensed Sales Consultant

Contributor to www.realestate.co.nz

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


Free professional photography Free photograph signboard outside your property No advertising fees (special conditions apply) No administration fees Competitive commission rate 2.95% + GST This offer is available for new listings in March 2015


Marilyn Te Amo

MOBILE 027 253 5005

RANGIORA 54a Victoria Street OPEN HOME


OOHS, AAHS & WOW’S Character, charm and a total refurbishment. This 2-3 bedroom home has been lovingly restored to enhance the bygone era it was built yet up to the minute features for easy care lifestyle. With a sun-soaked patio off the main living room, evening entertaining is sure to be a must. A single garage and off street parking along with a secure private section makes this an ideal home for a young family or busy professionals. Buyers guide $400,000 to $440,000. DEADLINE SALE: Offers close 4pm Wednesday 18th March 2015. OPEN HOME: Sun 2.00—2.30pm Web ID: WRE11524

KAIAPIO 14 McDougall Place



Super spacious 3 double bedroom home sited on 1,184m2 family sized section with heaps of veggie gardens, fruit trees and kids play area. With Kaiapoi High School only a couple of minutes’ walk away, this home is ideal for teenage family. Extra-large garage, full sized master suite with WIR and ensuite. This property features genuine value for money in this extremely popular location.


Overlooking Dudley Park this privately located 2 double bedroom ownership flat has been lovingly maintained over the years. Now surplus to requirements the property is offered for sale. An opportunity not to miss out on! Vendors expectations $270,000—$300,000. DEADLINE SALE: Offers close 4pm Thursday 12th February 2015. PRICE: DEADLINE SALE

PRICE: $465,000

KAIAPOI 99 Williams Street PH 03 327 8131

Call Marilyn Te Amo for further details

RANGIORA 2/21 Douglas Street


Web ID: WRE11504


Call Marilyn Te Amo for further details

Web ID: WRE11511

RANGIORA 207 High Street PH 03 313 9977


Call Marilyn Te Amo for further details

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It was no holds barred at the recent grand opening of the reinstated Balmoral cricket pitch as locals and past Balmoral Cricket Club members played a celebratory match to mark the occasion. The Indian pitch was in perfect condition and the crowd of supporters were enthusiastic as they were treated to some fast and furious play. On the very first delivery, Hurunui Mayor Winton Dalley dismissed Ed Shand with a leg break delivery setting the tone for the rest of the afternoon. While the game started in an orderly fashion, after Winton’s epic start, the rest of the match was played in a casual, Mayoral challenge . . . Winton Dalley bowls no rules, unstructured melee of adults out Ed Shand at the opening of the newly and children alike. While cricket fans around New restored Balmoral Cricket Pitch.

Country claims Hawke Cup Canterbury Country has claimed the Hawke Cup, symbol of Districts Cricket supremacy. It brought home the trophy with a hard fought challenge over Manawatu. Country battled well to reach 317 before dismissing Manawatu for 178. It then batted through until mid afternoon on the Sunday before the hosts conceded allowing Country to celebrate its first success since the 2007/08 season. Shanan Stewart and Sam Chamberlain batted well in the first innings with Jeremy Benton and Will Williams starring with the ball. Country will now defend the Cup against Southern region qualifier North Otago.

Zealand followed the ICC Cricket World Cup, the Balmoral Reserve echoed with its own sounds of unique kiwi cricket against the back drop of the Hurunui River. The adults soon flagged but were ably taken over by younger players who kept up the game for the rest of the afternoon while the older players relaxed in the shade. The day ended with a BBQ and all who played agreed the restored pitch more than made the grade. Richard Watson, from Medbury, says they are hoping to one day re­grass the pitch, but for now having the pitch in good shape means anyone can have a game when they want to.

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Thursday March 5 2015

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In local club play Sefton defeated Weedons in a top of the table clash within the Country combined competition. Sefton chased down its total on the back of an excellent 75 not out from Matt Rowe. Meanwhile, Oxford had a good win over Greendale, chasing down its target with 8 balls remaining.

Sat 7th march

Results: Country 317 (S Chamberlain 74, S Stewart 67, H Shipley 43, W Williams 36no, J Tapper 34) and 182/6 (H Chamberlain 54, Tapper 41, Stewart 30) beat Manawatu 178 on the first innings (J Benton 4/36, Stewart 2/8, W Williams 2/38). Weedons 171 in 42.5 overs (B Cross 2/13, A Laffey 2/23, M Rowe 2/45) lost to Sefton 176/3 in 36.5 overs (M Rowe 75no, J Thomas 24no, B Fleming 24). Greendale 164 (C Scott 3/12, J Waghorn 2/28) lost to Oxford 165/7 (S Undre 32, G Mauger 26).

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This week’s open homes in North Canterbury

Saturday March 7th Amberley 2.45pm 3.30pm

Belfast 12.00pm

Kaiapoi 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.30pm

3.15pm 4.00pm

6 Hillview Place 58D Osborne Road

Waimak Real Estate Waimak Real Estate


2/23 Richill Street

Harcourts Twiss Keir

3.00pm 1.30pm 2.00pm

14 Tuhoe Ave 52 Sovereign Boulevard 2 Tyson Crescent

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir


30 Caithness Street

Harcourts Twiss Keir

1.00pm 1.00pm

101 Siena Place 10 Keetley Place

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir


144 Woodside Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

15 Sawtell Place

Harcourts Twiss Keir

19 Te Haunui Lane 1 Coulter Street 8 Tommy Street 11 Murfitt Street 15 Pounamu Place 18 Aroha Street

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

17c Ottawa Road 13 Ontario Place

Waimak Real Estate Harcourts Twiss Keir

14 James Drive

Harcourts Twiss Keir

43e Mackworth Street

Waimak Real Estate

New Brighton 3.00pm

Ohoka 12.30pm 12.30pm

Oxford 1.30pm

Papanui 11.30am



11.30am 12.15pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.45pm

12.00pm 12.45pm 1.30pm 1.30pm 2.00pm 2.15pm

Wainoni 10.00am 1.30pm

10.30am 2.30pm

Woodend 2:00pm


Woolston 11.00am

Sunday March 8th


Amberley 2.30pm 11.00am

Belfast 12.00pm

3.15pm 12.00pm

134 Double Corner Road Tekoa Estate Amberley Beach Rd


2/23 Richill Street

Clarkville 2.30pm




12.00pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 2.00pm 2.00pm 2.00pm 2.45pm 3.00pm 3.30pm 3.30pm

Ohoka 1.00pm 2:00pm 2:00pm 3:00pm

Oxford 10.45am 11:00am 11.30am 11.45am


143 Harrs Road


1759 Cust Road

2.00pm 1.30pm 1.30pm 4.00pm 2.30pm 2.30pm 3.15pm 3.30pm 4.00pm 4.00pm

10 Toa Street 44a Akaroa Street 52 Sovereign Boulevard 1 Toa Street 25 Beachvale Drive 17 Tuhoe Avenue 23 Camleigh Close 7 Keating Street 2 Jordan Street 100a Otaki Street

12.00pm 12.45pm 12.30pm 1.00pm 12.30pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.30pm Farmlands Real Estate 1.00pm 2.00pm 1.15pm 1.45pm Harcourts Twiss Keir 2.00pm 2.30pm Harcourts Twiss Keir 2.00pm 2.30pm Harcourts Twiss Keir 2.45pm 3.15pm Harcourts Twiss Keir 3:30pm 4:15pm Harcourts Twiss Keir Sefton Harcourts Twiss Keir 2.00pm 3.00pm Waimak Real Estate Woodend Harcourts Twiss Keir 1.30pm Waimak Real Estate 1.00pm 4.00pm Harcourts Twiss Keir 3.30pm

1.30pm 2:45pm 2:45pm 3:45pm

145 Dawnsons Road 71 Cullen Avenue Millfield 88 Cullen Avenue Millfield 99 Cullen Avenue Millfield

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

11.15am 11:30am 12.00pm 12.15pm

1a Campbell Lane 7F Olivea Plae 107a High Street 70 Victoria Street

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

15 Sawtell Place

Harcourts Twiss Keir

19 Te Haunui Lane 11 Chimera Street 51 Aroha Street 5 Kawakawa Street

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



11.30am 12.00pm 12.00pm 12.45pm

Harcourts Twiss Keir

1.30pm 2.00pm 2.00pm 2.45pm 2.45pm 3.45pm


Papanui 11.30am

1.00pm 1.00pm 1.30pm Farmlands Real Estate 2.00pm Harcourts Twiss Keir 2.15pm 3.15pm

12.00pm 12.30pm 12.30pm 1.15pm

Harcourts Twiss Keir

68 Aroha Street 15 Pounamu Place 22 Pahua Street 36 Pegasus Main Street 81 Kawari Drive 33 Blackadder Road

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

4 Kowhai Ave 6 Oakwood Drive 5 Foster Place 3/92 White Street 55a Edward Street 22 Taunton Place 54a Victoria Street 117b Church Street 177 White Street 12 Ballarat Road

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

38 Railway Street

Harcourts Twiss Keir

14 James Drive 16 Thornley Place

Harcourts Twiss Keir Waimak Real Estate

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Public Notices

Public Notices

Trousselot Parrk

Sunday 15th Marc ch 5pm-9p pm

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One Global Water Rating System

Public are advised that MBC Contracting Ltd will be undertaking weed spraying for noxious weeds from the road edge to the boundary fence in the Amuri area from 10 March until 15 May 2015. The herbicides being used are Tordon Brush Killer XT and Methyl Bis Silane (Boost Penetrant). For further details please contact Mike Bygate on 027 208 6495.

OHOKA NETBALL 2015 REGISTRATIONS OPEN Online www.ohokanetball.co.nz or Mandeville Sports Club, Sunday 8th March 8.30am-9.30am NEW PLAYERS AND COACHES WELCOME! TRIAL DATES

GRADE 8/3 9am - 11am, 11/3 6.30pm – 8.30pm, 15/3 9am - 11am, PRIMARY 15/3 11.30am - 1.30pm, 18/3 5.30pm - 7.30pm, 22/3 11.30am - 1.30pm MORE INFO - Call Club President Marg Johnston 021 100 2813 or email ohokanetballclub@gmail.com 1551620

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

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.




$5 entry

per person.


For a professional job by experienced, mature Tradesmen 0215r2866-26-b

Prompt service Guaranteed workmanship




Phone: 027 292 1331 After Hours: 03 327 0002


NOTICE TO PUBLIC – Weed Control Works - Amuri area

• Please include your address, suburb and contact details

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

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


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

• Must be 11 years or older • Earn E a little li l extra cashh while hil staying ffit • Must M bbe enthusiastic, h i i hhonest andd reliable li bl • Distributing The News / Flyers to residential id i l lletterboxes b

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

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The Rate Debate



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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


ADHD & Nutrition Research Does your child have ADHD?

Are you interested in treatment alternatives to stimulant medication?

If your child is aged 8–12 and not taking medication, they could be part of an exciting study testing a micronutrient treatment for ADHD. For more information or to register interest, visit our website: http://bit.ly/childadhd Or contact: Kathryn Darling – 03 364 2987 ext. 7705


7th March 2015 Tahuna Park | 10am

Proudly sponsored by Barry Dell Plumbing, the plumbers by The Brook.

Invitation to Apply for Grants The Trust’s objectives are to “protect, promote, and advance the charitable, educational, recreational, cultural and general community endeavours of all of the members of the community.” Grants are made to individuals and groups within the Waimakariri and Hurunui Districts. Grants are not made for events. Included in this round of grants will be a grant for a young person to attend an Outward Bound Course as well as an award for a Spirit of Adventure voyage. Those young people interested in either of these should apply in this round. Applications should be made on the form which can be obtained by contacting David Ayers at ayersmd@xtra.co.nz or phone 313 6262. Applications will not be considered from individuals and groups which have had grants from Rotary in the preceding 24 months. The closing date for applications is Friday 20th March. (Those organisations and individuals that have already applied and are waiting to hear from us, need not apply again. Your application will be considered.)

The biggest display of American origin vehicles in the south. Bring yours or just come and look.

Don’t forget the cruise on Friday night. Leaves Tahuna Park at 7 sharp.

Rotary Club of Rangiora Charitable Trust

Ashley Smallbore Rifle Association Annual General Meeting and Election of Officers Wednesday 18th March 2015 7.45pm At the Rangiora SBRC Clubrooms


The Hurunui Theatre Group are holding their annual AGM at the Waipara Hall, 7.30pm on Wednesday the 18th March. All welcome!

The News

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RANGIORA HARVEST DAY 2015 HARVEST MARKET Bringing the Country to Town! Saturday 21 March 10am-2pm

Victoria Park, Rangiora Apple Bobbing • Pony Rides • Animals • Food Stalls Live Music and a Country Hoedown! Y’all come on down for a good ol’ time! Ph Belinda Topp 021 191 0103 rangiorapromotions @gmail.com


Document Design

Ph Hazel 027 375 8255

Glenmark Lions club held a charity tournament at Scargill Golf Club on Waitangi Day. They wish to thank all their sponsors and supporters, $5000 was given to their chosen charity Camp Quality. Glenmark Lions Charity Tournament Major Sponsors - Countdown Amberley - Harris Meats Cheviot Hole Sponsors: Arawata Chartered Accountants, Greta Valley Arthur Burke Ltd, Amberley Anderson Earthmoving Ltd, Scargill Geoff Basher Fishing Charters, Motunau Chapman Fencing Contractors, Amberley Glenmark Shearing Contractors, Waipara Andy Horn Fencing, Amberley Helmore Stewart Solicitors, Rangiora R J Preston Chartered Accountants, ChCh Property Brokers, Amberley Rural Livestock, Nationwide John Shepherd Contracting, Amberley Soleil Apricots, Amberley Waipara Downs Texel Stud, Waipara Wilton Joubert Ltd Structural Engineers. Other Sponsors - Prizes and Raffles Terrace Edge Winery and Olives North Canterbury Equipment Ltd Combined Freightlines (2006) Ltd Pukeko Junction Regional Wine Centre Village Cobbler, Garden and Gifts Torlesse Wines Roseglen Tea of Canterbury (A&J McWhannell) Waiata Vineyard - Tiki Wine Waipara Springs Winery Fancrest Wines Greystone Wines Sherwood Wines Dancing Waters Wines Waipara Hills Wines Brancott Estate Wines Arthur Burke Ltd PGG Wrightson Cochranes Amberley Truck and Auto Basher’s ITM North Canterbury Vet Clinics Hydralink Hampster Basket Couplands Bakery Ravensdown GVT Landline Chris Ensor Spraying Amberley Medical Centre Pukeko Junction Cafe Westpac Amberley C J’s Nursery Fi’s Flowers”N” Art Wizard Games and Toys Nor’wester Café Ramset Placemakers Black Fasteners Sally Mac’s Brew Moon Goldpine Hynds 132 AST Nursery ChCh Casino Upholstery Plus Four Square Amberley Amberley Pharmacy My Baker Super Liquor Amberley Amberley Fruit and Vege Dunnolly Estate Wines Dallington Downs Estate Farmlands Amberley NZ Merino Co. Crater Rim Wines



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

FIREWOOD ­ Logs. Split and dry. $250 per trailer load. Phone 03 312 2332.

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

Grazing GRAZING wanted for Sheep. Anything consid­ ered. Phone 027 636 2756.

For Sale FENCE Posts. Tanalised. Secondhand. Variety of sizes. All offers considered. Phone 03 312 2332. NO bees? Rent a beehive. Fully managed by regis­ tered bee keepers. You get pollination plus honey. Phone 027 657 2007.

Public Notices PUBLIC NOTICE SALE AND SUPPLY OF ALCOHOL ACT 2012 Section 101 Two Rivers Cafe Limited has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Amberley for the renewal of the On-Licence in respect of the premises situated at 11 Hall Street, Cheviot, Hurunui district known as Two Rivers Cafe Limited. The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is that of a Cafe. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are: 9.00am to 10.00pm. 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. CLAIRVOYANT medium, clear accurate readings with Holly. Phone 03 314 9073.

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

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

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Situations Vacant Situations Vacant Situations Vacant Situations Vacant Situations Vacant

FENCER AND MACHINE OPERATOR 2 POSITIONS Experienced farm fencer position in Christchurch and North Canterbury Ph Scott Heasley 0275 350 302 1541785

Advertising Sales Consultant (Full and/or Part time)

The News is looking for a person(s) with a passion for sales to join its sales team. The key success in this role will be the ability to identify and capitalise on sales opportunities. You will already have face to face sales experience, be a goal driven self starter and a team player. You will need the ability to achieve targets and have the skills to grow new relationships with ease plus service clients professionally. Administrative accuracy, sound organisational skills and computer literacy especially in Word and Excel are a must. The successful applicant will be working for North Canterbury’s award winning newspaper, and be part of New Zealand’s largest independently owned publishing and printing company, Allied Press Ltd. Applications close 17 March 2015. Please reply in writing with CV attached to: Gary Anderson General Manager The News PO Box 86 Amberley or email to: gary.anderson@thenewsnc.co.nz

Deliverer Wanted WAIKUKU Deliverer wanted for delivering newspapers and circulars in the Waikuku area. If you are honest and reliable and would like to earn money while keeping fit we would like to hear from you.


For further details please contact Martin 029 983 2293 martin.foley@pmplimited.co.nz

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




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

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.

CASH 4 CARS and 4WD'S Phone Automotive Health & Beauty Parts Are you 03 313 7216 HOMEOPATHY struggling to recover your

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

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

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.

Scrap Metal Wanted

CASH PAID for all types of scrap metal, old cars, farm equipment etc. Phone Wayne on 027 749 9736 or 03 323 6610. NORTH Canterbury Engineering Metals. Buying metals, cars EXCEL Eng. Ltd. Struc­ etc for recycling. Phone Joe tural & General Engineers. on 027 223 3593 or after Coded welding, House hours on 03 314 9079. Beams & Lintels, Machining, Profile Cutting, To Let Hydraulic Press, Crane Truck Hire & Skip Hire. SEFTON RURAL studio / Avail now for all jobbing apartment, suitable for work. We also manufacture single tradesperson, couple & repair jet boats. Work­ or commercial use. Subject shop at 181 Loburn to noise during the day. Full Whiterock Rd. Ph/fax 03 kitchen, bathroom, insul­ 312 8884, mobile 027 486 ated, no indoor pets, no smokers. Ph 027 227 3284. 0415 anytime.

PROPERTY MAINTEN­ ANCE. Lawns, gardens, hedges, chainsaw work, pruning, painting and minor home alterations. TOWN AND COUNTRY. Phone Mike 03 313 0261. SCREEN PRINTING. For all your printing requirements. T­shirts, Hoodies, Hi­Vis vests and polos, Overalls, Caps etc. Please phone Heather 03 313 0261 or email norstar@clear.net.nz.


I have recently moved to Mid Canterbury, having purchased a small foothill sheep & beef property. My name is Tim and I'm looking for any casual or a full-time position from mustering to management. I am a solid all-rounder, coming from a hill-country upbringing with experience on intensive flats and including sheep, beef & deer. So if you need somebody with good oldfashioned Stockmanship skills, then give me a call. CV available on request.


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Thursday March 5 2015

Please call 03 318 3295 or 022 077 0040

Tree Services BRIAN’S Tree Services. Tree felling, topping, shaping, firewood cut, rub­ bish removed, stump grind­ ing, branch chipping. Affordable rates. Phone 03 327 5505 or 021 124 4894. NORTH Canterbury Tree Care. Specialising in big trees in small spaces, long term tree plans, advisory service, fully insured. Free quotes, prompt service. Phone Mike Gilbert 0800 873 336. STUMP REMOVAL Ser­ vicing North Canterbury for prompt professional ser­ vice. Phone Tim 0800 178 867.

MULTI TASK MACHINE OPERATOR Applicant must have experience in operating Excavators and general Contracting equipment. Be motivated & take pride in their work. Class 2 licence. WTR endorsements minimum requirement. Immediate start available. Please phone Sam 027 475 2664.

Thursday March 5 2015

...the Amberley experience...

Amberley School Like to join the Amberley team, then we've got just the right part-time position for you! Applications are invited for this permanent, part-time Ongoing Resourcing Scheme (ORS) Coordinator position. This teaching role is currently one day a week (0.2 FTTE), but is expected to be a day and a half when this position commences on Monday April 20. For more information and an application pack, including a detailed job description, email the Principal at kohalloran@amberley.school.nz Applications close on Monday March 16. … the future is not a place we are going, it is one we are creating...

Kids gone back to school? Sales Agent / Rep Required.

Northcanterbury.net / Rangiora.com need a new part time sales rep. Must be enthusiastic and dedicated and ready to offer business listings at very reasonable rates for new clients on the above websites. Excellent commission on each new listing plus the usual strong advertising and promotional support to the right person. Must be computer literate. Apply with personal details - apply via email to Jane @rangiora.com.


LOCAL BUILDERS Ring Mark 027 229 7310 for a free quote

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. 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.

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

Number one

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


www.longsilver construction.com


• 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


Chiropractic Services

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

Wastewater Septic Tanks Treatment Plants Drainage Irrigation

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

Drainage & Excavation

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


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

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

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

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

Michael Bolton 027 630 5726

Richard Tapp

027 424 9918

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

For all your excavation and drainage needs




Russell Arthur

Domestic | Commercial | Repairs | Alterations | Additions

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

Free quotes

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

“If it’s broke, let’s fix it”



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

Driveways Landscaping Retaining Walls Earthworks Foundations


51 Ashley Street Rangiora

Select Health

(will travel)

Computer Repairs

Civil and Drainage

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


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.

Bevan and Shane Frahm

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


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.

Oxford Butchery

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


Water Unit–Vacancies




Situations Vacant Situations Vacant


The News


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


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

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

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


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



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

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

The News

Glass Repair



Shelley's Glass and Glazing Got a broken glass window?

Insurance Work • Pet Doors • Mirrors • Retro Refits Single/Double Glazing • Splashbacks • Fire Glass

Call us now on (03) 313 5335 NORTH CANTERBURY

Glass & Auto Glass

Call your local Glazier Mark on 03 3123 253 or 0272 426 368

All Insurance Companies work welcome

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

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

We also repair Windscreens and install Double Glazing



Now Only



CROCKERY CUTLERY GLASSWARE For all those special occasions



Trudy McMillan 03 314 4144 or 027 684 2652



Garden Features

For all your hard landscaping needs


yrtrading@hotmail.co.nz 022 648 5576

Painters / Decorators





Decks & Fencing

Brick & Stone

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


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

PO Box 68 Hawarden North Canterbury






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

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



Kaiapoi Podiatry




For All Your Foot Care Needs

Julia Home

Nat Dip Pod, SR Pod NEW PATIENTS WELCOME Please ring to make an appointment Ph 327 4288

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

Locally owned and operated

42 Charles Street, Kaiapoi

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.

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


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




• 32 years in the Glass Industry • Operating in North Canterbury



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Glass Repairs

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

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

Thursday March 5 2015


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

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



Water Blasting For all ENVIROTEC of your Waterblasting Ltd Servicing Canterbury Trades Commercial & Residential and • Graffiti Removal • Blocked Drains Classified • Pre Paint Cleaning enquiries, • Moss & Algae Removal • Silicone Sealing please (Brick & Block Work) • Concrete / Driveways / contact Ashphalt • Houses • Schools Amanda • Dairy Sheds at CALL NOW FOR A FREE QUOTE The News 0800 SITECLEAN (0800 748 325) on 03 313 2840

Mobile 0274 369 187 Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed

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

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Thursday March 5 2015

Arthur Burke Ltd

North Canterbury’s Holden & Suzuki Dealership







on a Suzuki farmbike TF125 MUDBUG

LT-F300FL4 $9,995

DEPOSIT $3,467.67


LT-F/A400FL4 $12,695

DEPOSIT $4,367.67


LT-A500XL4 $13,995

DEPOSIT $4,801.00 LT-A500XPL4 $15,995

DEPOSIT $5,467.67

LT-A750XPL4 $16,995

DEPOSIT $5,801.00


Sales: James DDI 03 314 0132

Service: Ryan DDI 03 314 0134










$38990 ,











Offers available on new cars sold by March 31 2015 or while stocks lasts. Not available with any other offers.

interior comes with all the mod-cons too, including a 7” colour touchscreen, packed with class-leading Holden MyLink technology. If you’re after a truck that works just as hard as you do, head to your Holden Dealer or visit holden.co.nz.


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

The seriously tough Holden Colorado has enough grunt to handle any job. Its spacious

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