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Thursday March 19 2015 | Issue 641

Archer: Young student aiming high. — page 5.

Showtime: Cheviot district celebrates. — pages 26 ­ 27.

Real Estate: Nth Canty property sales. — page 37 ­ 43.

Childhood friends meet 79 years on By AMANDA BOWES

Separated by war and circumstance, two childhood friends had an extraordinary reunion in Waikari Hospital last week. Leila Jackson (91) and Audrey Maxwell (92) had not seen each other for 76 years until both were admitted to the country hospital for convalescence after suffering fractures ­ one a hip and one an ankle. The two women had not seen each others since 1939 when they were pupils at Rangiora High School. When Leila, then Audrey left, they never crossed paths again until last week.

The two women, who also attended Amberley School together, were surprised and delighted to recognise each other. Memories flooded back for the two as they recalled people and places which neither of them had thought about for many years. After leaving high school, they lead very different lives,

but each encountered tragedy within their immediate families. Leila started at Amberley Primary school when her father worked for Dalgetys as a stock agent. When she was in Standard Three, Audrey

joined her class, having left her home farm in Motanau, where she had been taught via Correspondence School. The two then went to Rangiora High and would catch the train from Amberley to Rangiora. Audrey recalls Leila’s father as being a kind man, who would take them to the Amberley station in his car if the weather was poor. Although the two were in different classes, they would meet up after school and catch the train back to Amberley again. When the only boy out of five girls in Leila’s family left for

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World War II, Leila left school and got a job at the Amberley Supply Store, which was on the corner of Markham St and Carters Road, the main road. Audrey also left to go and help on the family farm, which was her main interest. Leila’s brother, Mick, (Alan) was killed in Canada just after his 21st birthday and she says her parents were so traumatised by the event, they shifted the family to Christchurch. She found work in a cycle shop, then a grocers after which she was manpowered into a factory in Christchurch which had been making army uniforms. But as the war was winding down it began producing ‘‘ladies bloomers and underwear.’’ When peace was announced, Leila and a group of other women defied their boss and left work to celebrate in the Square. Audrey, meantime had gone to Wairau Hospital and trained as a nurse. She had finished her training when her boyfriend Newton returned from the war.


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Tilly disappears without trace By ROBYN BRISTOW Stephanie Waterfield is mystified her Burmese cat has just ‘‘vanished off the face of the earth’’. She says since Tilly disappeared from Rangiora on December 7 there has been ‘‘absolutely’’ no sightings of her. That is in spite of ‘‘half of Rangiora’’ looking for as they went about their daily business, contractors working on a home down the road keeping an eye out for her and former neighbours just around the corner keeping a watching brief in case she came home. Stephanie also reverted to social media and Cat Care to bring her home, but to no avail. Now Stephanie thinks Milly may have been stolen to order after recent conversations with other cat lovers, one of whom has had four Burmese go missing and had now given up on them being an outside cat. Their cat is now an inside cat only. ‘‘I now think there might be a bit of a business going on with them,’’ she says. ‘‘I just find it weird that nobody knows anything. I had her a year. ‘‘We had moved five houses around the corner but everyone in the other street knew her and they all went looking for her and those who walked daily kept an eye out for her. ‘‘The fact she disappeared so cleanly was a bit of a surprise,’’ says Stephanie. Her husband is keen to buy another Burmese for Stephanie. ‘‘But I am not keen to get another one. I am not keen if the same thing is going to happen,’’ she says. She is now thinking of getting a ‘‘moggy’’ from Cat Care. Tilly, who cost $500, was microchipped but to date nothing has shown up on the register and veterinarians and staff were all on the look out for her. Stephanie says the one positive that had come out of her loss was the support

Vanished . . . There has been no sightings of Tilly a Burmese cat who went missing in PHOTO: SUPPLIED. Rangiora. of the community. ‘‘We were Christchurch people and are amazed at how interested and supportive locals were in helping try and find Tilly,’’ she says.

The News is interested to hear from anyone else who has a similar story to tell. Contact The Editor at robyn.bristow@thenewsnc.co.nz.

Audrey and Leila have catch up From Page 1 They got married and Audrey went with Newton to a farm he bought near Cheviot. They had four sons but tragically their second son, who had taken over the farm, lost his life in a climbing accident. He was climbing with his Swiss wife to celebrate his 40th birthday at the time. His son Daniel, now runs the farm. Leila also met a young man while working in the United Bookshop. She and Stewart married and had two sons, Gary and Alan. When Alan was just a

few months old, Stewart became ill. The illness left him paralysed from the neck down and he spent the last two years of his life in Christchurch Hospital. Leila says she was lucky to have the support of family who helped look after the two young boys while she was visiting their father. As soon as the boys went to school, Leila went back to work to support them. Despite their tough start and not having a father in their life, both boys were resilient and Gary went on to be Mayor of the Hurunui District Council.

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Audrey and her husband retired from their farm to Motanau. Newton died many years ago, but Audrey still lives in her own home near the farm she grew up on. Leila also still lives in her own home in Christchurch and says she is blessed to have support from her sons which enables her to live an independent life still. To meet at Waikari Hospital after all this time has been both a ‘‘strange but wonderful experience’’ say the two women, who still have plenty to catch up on during their stay. FINAL NOTICE

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Building bridges . . . Hurunui YFC member James Hoban (foreground) and Amuri Basin YFC member Nathan Broerse work on their bridges. James and Nathan were both representing the North Canterbury district.


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Karetu Kids continue Agri-Kids form By DAVID HILL North Loburn School has qualified for its fourth AgriKids young farmers national final in five years. Principal Simon Green says the school’s famed ‘‘Karetu Kids’’ proudly showed off their medals at Monday’s school assembly, after finishing second in the Tasman region AgriKids final at Kirwee on Saturday. ‘‘The competition has been going for five years and we’ve qualified for four grand finals so that’s pretty amazing for a small rural school,’’ Mr Green says. The team of Bella Caughley (12), Maddie Hassall (12) and Brad Toase (12) will now compete in the AgriKids grand final, which will coincide with the 2015 ANZ Young Farmers Contest grand final in Taupo during July 2 to 4, and Mr Green says fundraising is already under way. ‘‘It seems like the parents are on to it already. ‘‘In the past it’s been a bit of a challenge to raise the funds to send teams to the North Island, but I think these parents are going to manage it.’’ North Loburn School finished first and second in last’s year’s Tasman final, however the Gumboot Gang missed out on a place in this year’s grand final, after finishing fourth in Saturday’s race­off. ‘‘They did really well. They were pretty gutted, but they

Girl power . . . St Andrew’s College students Stephanie Jeffs (left, 16), of Dargaville, and Emily Harrison (16), of Sefton, compete in the TeenAg competition.

Reigning champions . . . The Karetu Kids, of North Loburn School, Bella Caughley (left, 12), Maddie Hassall (12) and Brad Toase (12), were pleased with finishing second in the race­off in the AgriKids competition. PHOTOS: DAVID HILL. shouldn’t be too disheartened as they will probably move up to the Karetu Kids next year,‘‘ Mr Green says. The AgriKids competition was won by ‘‘Peninsula Possum Pals’’ from Tai Tapu School. The Christchurch Boys’ High School team of Geordie Mills, of Ohoka, and Richard Turner, of Southbridge, won the TeenAg competition, with the St Andrew’s College teams



























finishing second and third. All three teams qualified for the grand final. The result means a third successive grand final for Jack Anderson, of Rotherham, who was in the second­placed team. Jack has previously teamed up with Ben Early, of Mayfield, to win the last two Tasman finals, before claiming third place in last year’s national TeenAg final at Lincoln.

Building blocks . . . Christchurch Boys’ High School students Geordie Mills (left, 17), of Ohoka, and Richard Turner (17), of Southbridge, work on a challenge during the TeenAg competition.

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A trip to the movies to see the Hunger Games has proved life changing for North Canterbury schoolgirl Rebecca Jones. ‘‘After watching the movie I wanted to be just like Katniss,’’ Rebecca said. Her inspiration, Katniss Everdeen, is the fictional archer, huntress and heroine, in the world­wide top selling Hunger Games trilogy of books written by American author Suzanne Collins and which were developed into a series of films, starring Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss. ‘‘I started by making bows and arrows out of tree branches and bamboo sticks,’’ Rebecca said. That was in 2012, then in February 2013, when she was 11, she joined the Aimtru Archery Club at Mandeville, in North Canterbury. ‘‘My friend from school, Mackenzie, was interested in archery as well and she found out about the Aimtru Archery Club so we started there together with Petra Baker as our coach.’’ Rebecca, who attends Oxford Area School, now owns a top of the line bow, consisting of a Win and Win CXT Riser and a Win and Win X Power Limb, complete with Medallion XR arrows, with her competing kit valued at $3000. Rebecca is a member of the New Zealand Archery Development Team, with a rigorous training schedule and the 2020 Olympics are in her sights. In the short­term she is focused on a trip to the United States next month, followed by the Youth Commonwealth Games in Samoa during September with four qualifying scores of 60 metres to achieve beforehand. ‘‘I am registered to shoot in the Arizona Cup in America at the beginning of April. For almost a year now my coach has designed a training plan every week which is helping me prepare to shoot the best I can,’’ she said. Rebecca has three formal training days a week with her coach involving at least 9 hours. Then there is homework involving another 3­4 sessions per week. Her position on the National Development team also requires her to attend at least two, week­long training camps per annum, the New Zealand nationals, and at least three other registered tournaments throughout the year. She recently returned home from a 10­day intensive training camp in Tonga with her coach, and another from the Aimtru Club, Julie Baker, who is Petra’s mother. ‘‘I trained with around five archers from the Tongan Archery Club. We trained for 2­3 hours each morning and 2­3 hours each afternoon. Training in Tonga was great. My coaches and I all noticed a big change in my technique. All of the archers and their

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Need to reduce cars Long term planning commuting to ChCh in the Waimakariri

An MP’s role is divided into assisting on the ground with constituents and being their voice in Parliament. The legislative work in Wellington is important and I enjoy the role but first and foremost for me is the work with the constituents. I’ve been getting out into the community with a number of community and residents’ meetings over a range of issues. When residents along Tram Rd asked for help in clearing out a road reserve that was overgrown with grass and broom, had drainage issues that were resulting in the area being flooded and was being used for illegal dumping, I saw the potential in turning this community eyesore into a carpooling car park that residents would be proud of. We need to reduce the number of single­occupant cars commuting to Christchurch but people need a safe place to leave their cars. The buy­in from council in clearing the site has been wonderful and the place

now looks safe and clean. The drainage issues are being worked on and hopefully will be resolved by winter. I am working with some urgency to try broker solutions to retain the school bus service for students of Rangiora High School who fall out of the new zoning boundaries. On Friday night I met affected parents living in Pegasus Town and Waikuku who were concerned to hear they need to make provision from next term onwards. In total, there are about 96 students affected and, following a meeting with the school, I am meeting with the Minister to lobby to get the service extended until the end of this year, giving parents much needed time to make adjustments. I am also running constituent clinics in Northwood, Belfast and Oxford, so if you would like to meet with me, please give my office a call to arrange an appointment. I look forward to meeting you!


inconvenience experienced due to the unplanned power interruption. The situation is unusual and was caused by a lightning strike on the Transpower transmission lines. Transpower is currently investigating the outage. MainPower CEO Bruce Emson thanked the Amuri community and customers for their patience and understanding during the outage. We sympathise with our customers and appreciate that outages are inconvenient. It is our priority to ensure a safe, secure and reliable power supply for the region. If you experience a power outage, contact MainPower immediately on the company’s 24 hour fault line ­ 0508 60 70 80. Yours, Peter Hurford, Engineering Manager, MainPower, North Canterbury.

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Every three years, councils around the country are required to produce Long Term plans, which look out ten years. Included now is also a 30­year infrastructure strategy that provides a view of the main assets the council manages. The Waimakariri Draft Long Term Plan is now available for your comments and it would be great to hear from you. By now all ratepayers should have received a letter about this and the ‘‘consultation document’’ that is now required from Councils. This document is available online on the Council website and from libraries and service centres. The full Draft Long Term Plan is also available. The Consultation Document gives a bit of background and, most importantly, a number of key issues that we believe you will be most interested in commenting on. These are: Kerbside collection services (the

‘‘three bins’’ proposal from mid­2016. An indoor court facility in 2020­2. Flood mitigation and protection ‘‘this is under way and would be ongoing. Some funding to allow for a possible local contribution to the development of the Residential ‘‘red’’ Zones. Major sewer upgrades for Kaiapoi and Rangiora. Town Centre improvements for Rangiora and Kaiapoi. Park and ride infrastructure. Better provision for walking and cycling Rural seal extension. Obviously they all have implications for rates, although some of the above will affect only parts of the district. I urge everyone to have a look and, if you are so moved, send in your views. This is not any kind of referendum, but your comments do help us to make the best possible decisions for our community. Submissions close on Tuesday 7 April.


fund it, so we need to borrow $246. At an average annual inflation rate of 2.5 percent we would need to borrow nearly $400. If the asset cost was $1,000,000 then we would need to borrow $400,000. Maybe the Council should take a leaf out of chocolate magnate Forrest Mar’s book and use a projected annual replacement value of its assets to provide for its replacement, not its original cost, which is why Mars was cash­rich and able to take on Hershey’s! Have a look in your supermarket. How many M&M/Mars products do you see, compared with Hershey’s? Forrest Mars got his idea from one of the first text books on cost control in manufacturing, published in 1934, a copy of which I now also have in my library. At best, the HDC will reduce its need for borrowing, but it certainly won’t be able to replace the assets, as is suggested in last week’s paper. Yours, Michael Gousmett, Rangiora. Continued Page 7

Dear Editor, As a student of non­profit funding issues, I find it interesting that the Hurunui District Council is considering depreciation funding to provide funds for the replacement of assets. I would be interested to know why the council think this will work, as I consider such an approach to be fundamentally flawed. Let’s take an asset costing $1000 with a residual value of $100 and a life of ten years. To write that asset off we write of $90 a year, or $900 over ten years. However, to replace an asset costing $1000 we need to think about the future value of money. Let’s now assume an average annual inflation rate of 1.25% over ten years. By compounding ­ the ninth wonder of the world ­ the replacement cost of our asset is now $1146 but we have only provided $900 to

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Dear Editor, The good burghers of North Canterbury/ Marlborough (Kaikoura electorate) should be watching the playout of the Northland by­election and consider the cost of being a ‘‘safe’’ National seat, meaning, one where nothing happens except, perhaps, a bit of window dressing. It is bad enough that we have a one­way bridge across the Hurunui River on a fragile arterial highway, one that is torn up annually by heavy traffic, often closed by slips and is a seismic/tsunami risk. The hundreds of heavy trucks using this Wellington­Picton­Christchurch corridor are filling in time (at tremendous cost) for 8 hrs a day to make a trip that would be unnecessary if the Wellington­Lyttelton ferry service was reinstated. Picton­Blenheim­Kaikoura­Cheviot­

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Amberley­Woodend derive no benefit whatsoever from these leviathans of the road rumbling through their main streets. The reported shortage of HT drivers, the cost of accidents/holdups, the cost of fuel/ rubber and almost constant resealing (gobbling up overseas funds) plus the higher consumer prices due to freight so carried and our ‘‘clean­green’’ image apparently count for nothing to a government wedded to fuel excise and licencing fees/taxes. Like the re­introduction of commuter rail (so obviously needed) into Christchurch those north of the Ashley river are considered the runt piglet who, if lucky, might get a suck at the hind tit and will remain so until the ‘‘safe’’ becomes unstuck! Local Mayors/councils, take note. Yours, John McCaskey, Waipara.

Live jazz . . . Concert goers enjoy the smooth style of Frictionless at the free Jazz in the PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP. Park concert held in Trousselot Park, in Kaiapoi last Sunday evening.

Free Jazz in the Park By SHELLEY TOPP A small crowd stopped by at Trousselot Park in Kaiapoi last Sunday evening to tune into some live jazz. The free Jazz in the Park concert was opened by the Bob Heinz Trio including popular lead vocalist Janice Gray. By 7pm though several concertgoers were leaving, saying it was getting too cold to stay. They thought the concert would have been better to have been held earlier in the day in the warm sunshine. However, others who came well prepared for an early Autumn evening, with warm clothing, and food to nibble on, were much happier and loving the smooth style of Christchurch band Frictionless, the second, and last, group to play at the concert. Paula and Bob Syme, from Kaiapoi,

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Rare parakeet released

Hobby now a business ‘‘You name it, we can frame it’’ is the motto at Framemakers of Woodend. Owners Lynn and Graham Barr have been operating from 137 Main North Road, Woodend, since May last year. As keen photographers they have turned their hobby framing their own photography and art for others, into their full­time business. ‘‘No two days are the same when it comes to framing. We have framed a wide range of art, souvenirs, sports jerseys, in fact so many different pieces of art or memorabilia that we couldn’t list them all here. One of our latest objects was a much loved broken cymbal, which when framed became a wedding anniversary present for a musician husband. The finished product looked amazing.’’ ‘‘The frame brings your art to life,’’ Graham adds. Lynn also recalls a woman who brought in a 1350 x 1200mm piece of fabric with an abstract design which she wanted wrapped like a canvas on a frame. Again the finished product looked stunning. Sports jerseys, cross stitches and embroideries are also popular for framing. ‘‘Nothing has been too big or too small yet,’’ she says. Framemakers serves the local North Canterbury community, passersby and has clients as far away as Tekapo, Queenstown and the Coromandel. Fine art and canvas printing can also be undertaken. Graham and Lynn use a Canon iP6300 for photography printing, giving excellent results on a range of different papers and canvas.

‘‘We are willing to take the time to work with people to ensure the finished product is something they’re going to be happy with,’’ he says. ‘‘And if it’s something we can’t do, we have access to a range of specialists to work on the really tricky stuff, such as restoration work.’’ As an aside to the framing business Lynn is able to find time for her crafting passion. The introduction of craft supplies for papercrafters has filled a much needed gap in the North Canterbury area. Supplies include cardstock, papers, embellishments, Peelcraft and much more. Currently Lynn runs one card making group and and for the winter months is planning other craft classes. ‘‘She is just a bundle of creativity,’’ Graham says. The shop at Framemakers also displays a range of photography, gifts and greeting cards which are all locally made. ‘‘If it’s not in stock, we will try and access it,’’ Graham adds. Framemakers is easy to find on the Main Road at the northern end of Woodend, with plenty of off­street parking available. Opening hours are weekdays 9am to 5.30pm, Saturday 9am to 12pm or by arrangement. So feel free to call in to the shop, visit www.framemakers.co.nz, phone (03) 3122276 or email enquiries@framemakers.co.nz for all your framing, paper craft, canvas and photo printing needs. Or follow us on Facebook ­ Framemakers, and Ell­bee Crafts and Photography.

Rare . . . An orange­fronted parakeet.


‘‘Our wildlife conservation work is focused on creating a future for some of New Zealand’s most threatened species such as orange­fronted parakeets.’’ The Trust is the only captive breeding facility for the parakeets and provides up to 45 young birds a year.

Early bird entries open Now is the time to flex those muscles and get an early bird entry into the famous annual Sefton Tug of War. The competition, that attracts up to 50 teams, is being held on Sunday, May 24. Teams have until April 24 to clip $20 off the entry fee by taking advantage of the early bird call. After April 24 the cost of entry rises to

$120 per team of eight. The event, which runs under the Sefton School PTA umbrella, is a major fundraiser for the Sefton School. The Hellers Trophy pull has a first prize of $1500, while the mixed pull has a first prize bag of $1000. To enter a team go to www.tugofwar.sefton.org.nz or phone Emma on (03) 314 9091.


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Rare orange­fronted parakeets/kakariki karaka in the Hawdon and Poulter Valleys are being given a better chance of survival with the release of 25 more birds raised in captivity. Bred by Isaac Conservation and Wildlife Trust, the parakeets were set free in the Hurunui south branch last week to help boost the numbers of the critically endangered parakeet in the valley. Department of Conservation services ranger Simon Elkington, says low levels of rats and stoats as a result of successful trapping and aerial pest control, provided the opportunity to release the parakeets. The population in the south branch was decimated 15 years ago when a big beech mast (seeding) drove rats and stoats to plague levels ‘‘There are a handful of orange­fronted parakeets left in the south branch and the new birds are step towards creating a self­ sustaining population there,’’ he says. He says the pest control has been crucial to the bird’s survival, particularly following beech mast years when rodent and stoat numbers rise dramatically. The Isaac Conservation and Wildlife Trust executive chair, Rob Clarke, says putting the orange­fronted parakeet back into their natural habitat was part of the Trust’s vision.

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Running enjoyable for Oxford teen By SHELLEY TOPP

Rhiannon Moore completed her first cross­country race when she was about five. The Oxford schoolgirl has been running ever since. ‘‘It was only about one kilometre, but I couldn’t get enough,’’ she said. Eleven years later, and now 16, Rhiannon has completed five half marathons (21.1 kilometres) and won the Oxford­Area School cross­ country event four years in a row. But she still remembers the thrill of her first cross­ country race as a tiny tot. ‘‘I was always keen on the school cross­countries,’’ she said. Her inspiration and passion for competitive running came from an older family friend Sarah Pete, who also attended Oxford­Area School. ‘‘Sarah did the Coast to Coast a few times and did really well. ‘‘I look up to her as she has her name on the Oxford­Area School Cross­Country Cup five times, which I am now trying to do.’’ With her name already on the Oxford Area School Cross Country Cup four times she is training hard to emulate Sarah’s achievement. Rhiannon enjoys the challenge of longer­distance runs. For now she is content with half marathons but hopes to eventually run a full marathon.

Last February, she ran fifth in the under­20 age group section of the Buller Gorge half marathon, on the West Coast. Billed as the ‘‘most scenic athletic event in New Zealand’’, the Buller race is also noted for its steep hills and voracious sandflies. ‘‘I only coped with the sandflies, because I was too busy worrying about the big hills and large number of people,’’ Rhiannon said. ‘‘I would like to compete in a full marathon (42.2 km) before I reach the age of 20, and I would love to eventually compete in the Coast to Coast, but at this stage it is just an awesome hobby I really

❛‘‘I enjoy running because the feeling you get after completing a long run is up there with climbing a new route at rock climbing or surfing a wave.❜ enjoy.’’ Although the huge amount of training necessary to compete in half marathons keeps Rhiannon busy she also finds time to enjoy many other sports, including competitive rock climbing, surfing, snow boarding, skiing and basketball. ‘‘I am sports mad,’’

she said. ‘‘I enjoy running because the feeling you get after completing a long run is up there with climbing a new route at rock climbing or surfing a wave,’’ she said. However, last year Rhiannon swapped her running shoes and shorts for a far more glamorous outfit when she won the Miss Teen South Island title. She then went on to win the Miss Teen Universe New Zealand title at the Miss Teen New Zealand beauty pageant in Auckland last July. ‘‘The Miss Teen New Zealand pageant last year really gave me a confidence boost that I needed to achieve in other areas. ‘‘I met some awesome girls who enjoy sports like me, and I learnt that pageants are about intelligence and confidence, not just beauty,’’ she said. Rhiannon was due to represent New Zealand at the Miss Teen Universe beauty pageant in Nicaragua this month, but decided against making the trip. ‘‘It would have cost a fortune and I would have missed too much school as I am in my last two years,’’ she said. Meanwhile Rhiannon is busy preparing for another half marathon. ‘‘I am focused on the Hanmer Springs half marathon coming up in May, and I am determined to better

Talented sportsperson . . . Rhiannon Moore, the Oxford­Area School girl who has already completed five half marathons at only 16 years of PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP. age.

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New Youth Council chair By DAVID HILL Hannah Price is not your average 18­year­old. Last year’s Rangiora High School head girl has overcome illness and a demanding schedule to take on a new leadership role as Waimakariri Youth Council chairperson. Hannah has accepted the role following Tayla Reece’s decision to step down to concentrate on her studies at Canterbury University. Tayla will continue in her role leading WaiYouth. ‘‘I wasn’t expecting this role, but Tayla stepped down, so we regrouped with the people we still had. It was very quick ­ I was seconded before I could say anything. ‘‘It’s going to be challenging. I will get to see some things I won’t have seen before, but at the same time I’m excited about the opportunity. ‘‘The youth councillors are so motivated and so pumped to do it so I think it will be really good year.’’ Growing up Hannah was home­ schooled and hospital schooled until she enrolled at Rangiora High School in year 10, due to a range of illnesses and operations while growing up, including a kidney operation and an eye operation. Then last year, while she was head girl, she suffered a brain aneurism. This forced her to give up orienteering, rifle shooting and coaching and playing netball. However, her illness did not stop Hannah from directing a school production last year called ‘‘Halloween Town’’.

Ducks galore . . . Plastic yellow ducks float down stream during last year’s Duck Race to raise funds for the Amuri St John.

Amuri duck race Youth leader . . . Hannah Price is looking forward to representing the views PHOTO: DAVID HILL. of other youth in Waimakariri. ‘‘Hannah is a bit of a go­getter. She doesn’t shy away from anything even with all her health issues and the pain she was in. She just does anything,’’ her father Chris Price says. ‘‘She directed the show from her hospital bed and then when she came out of hospital she was wheel chaired to school to direct it. In her mind, people were relying on it for NCEA credits so she wanted a really good showcase.’’ Hannah also helped establish a student health board at Rangiora High School and has continued to follow her interest in dragon boating as a sweep and assistant coach of the Rangiora High School girls’ team and a sweep for the Waimak Thunder women’s team. She is also a keen dancer and

has been involved in tap dancing, ballet, choreography and teaching dance over the years. In spite of her illness, Hannah was accepted to study allied health (which includes nursing, pharmacy, physiotherapy and medical imaging) at university, but opted to take a gap year to earn some money and maybe do some travel. She is working at Life Pharmacy in Northlands Mall and her ultimate goal is to work in medical imaging. Hannah is the youngest of five children. Her father Chris Price is a senior lecturer at the College of Education, Canterbury University, while her mother Nancye Price, who was active in the Rangiora community for many years, died of cancer two years ago.

Yellow plastic ducks and an irrigation race will combine on Easter Sunday to help raise funds to build a new ambulance garage for the St John Ambulance station in Culverden. The Amuri, Hanmer, and Hawarden­Waikari Lions Club’s are combining to hold the Easter Sunday Duck Race at Culverden with the aim of raising $20,000 to replace the existing ambulance building that has reached the end of its life and can not house the new taller ambulances which coming into service. Lions Club members are selling 1000 duck numbers and they will also be on sale in retail outlets in Culverden, Hawarden, Waikari and Hanmer. The ducks will brave the turbulent water of the

irrigation race which runs along the Balmoral Station Road in Culverden. They will be under start’s orders at 12 noon and there will be a barbecue marquee selling burgers, sausages and soft drinks. Prizes to be won include a weekend trip to Australia for two, accommodation at The Heritage in Hanmer Springs, vouchers for restaurant meals, two tickets for Whale Watch Kaikoura and a hair styling voucher. The venue will be signposted from the Hurunui Bridge and in Culverden. There is plenty of off­road parking. The Amuri St John area committee has to find the funds for the land and building to ensure the service, is well placed for the future.


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Farm Source . . . Culverden staff Ged Mardon (left), Storm Habib (TFR), Zoe Wise and PHOTO: AMANDA BOWES. manager Dean Percy.


Jagz a delightful eatery A cafe and bar tucked just two minutes off the northern motorway is a delightful neighbourhood eatery and meeting place that is well worth a visit. Jagz Sovereign Palms Kaiapoi caters for breakfast, lunches and dinner, has cabinet food, pizza and takeaways and offers indoor and outdoor dining. Newspapers, bread and milk are also available and young mums are finding it a great wee spot to stop off and have a chat, a coffee and a quick bite while their young ones play in the play area. The variety of spaces available at Jagz are being welcomed by groups on day trips or those on a trip out of the city. Others love the opportunity to meet over meal or a glass of wine. Owned and operated by Jane and Steve Sommerville, Jagz is easy to find in northern Kaiapoi. It is situated at 416 Williams Street, opposite the Kaiapoi Golf course and is the third cafe, bar and restaurant owned by the couple who also have the Village Green in Invercargill and Styx Mill in Christchurch. Jane say they have been fortunate to be able to open their business in Sovereign Palms in such a tastefully designed purpose­built building owned by developer Suburban Estates. The cafe, bar and restaurant offers different spaces to suit everyone, including a secluded area for those wanting to linger longer over an a la carte meal or an outdoor area for those wanting to enjoy a fine sunny day complete with a roof that can be opened or closed if it is too hot or the weather

turns. Local history is woven into the business with the Wool Bar reflecting Kaiapoi’s history with the Woollen Mill while knitting patterns are woven into the menu. ‘‘It is new and modern but we have not forgotten about the old by encompassing a little bit of history,’’ says Jane. There is an extensive menu offering everything from pizza, pastas, salads and burgers through to pork, lamb and Jagz fried chicken ­ Jagz most popular dish. Chef Greg Sweet oversees the running of Sovereign Palms and Styx Mill ensuring the quality of food is consistent across both businesses. A total of 17 staff are employed, 10 of whom are local Kaiapoi people. ‘‘Many are students aged between 15 and 18 years and have never had a job before,’’ says Jane. But Jagz ensures their working life becomes part of their student life with shifts worked around studies. Jane says while all three businesses are completely different there is a common theme of being warm, welcoming, family orientated and friendly, with consistently good quality food and service. ‘‘We do milk, bread, newspapers, lollies and icecream and locals pop in and have a coffee while they buy a loaf of bread and get a bottle milk. ‘‘We love being able to support the community we have set up business in,’’ says Jane.

Farm Source opens Fonterra Farm Source has strengthened its presence in the Canterbury region with the opening of its second Farm Source hub in Culverden. More than 120 local farmers and the community, along with hub staff and iwi took part in the opening celebrations yesterday. Fonterra Director Farm Source Stores Jason Minkhorst said the opening of the Culverden Hub is recognition of Canterbury being one of the fastest growing dairying regions in the country, with large numbers of the co­operative’s farmers based there. ‘‘Farm Source is about providing more support to our farmers in the region and strengthening our connections with the communities. We already have a network of rural retail stores that we’re building on and expanding with this in mind so that our farmers can access, more streamlined support from a regional team all in one place,’’ he said. ‘‘It’s great to be able to now offer our farmers in the Hurunui district a home

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Lost and Found - Police Amberley Lions Charity Golf Day The Amberley District Lions Club is hosting its annual Charity Golf Day tournament at the Amberley Beach Golf course on Sunday March 29, commencing at 11am. All proceeds will go towards supporting Youth Development Programmes in our area. Cost is $25 which includes a meal. Be in early as the field is limited to the first 140 players. Teams of four will form the field. Phone Alex Cooke (03) 314 9194 to enter your team by March 22. Christchurch Theatre Workshop The Christchurch Theatre Workshop will be offering a community afternoon of song with guest artist Colin Houston at the Rangiora RSA, Victoria Street, April 1 from 1.45pm. North Canterbury Classic Tour The North Canterbury Classic tour is being held on Sunday, March 22. It leaves from Bel Air Gardens at 656 Wairakei Road, in Russley at 10am.

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Maori reserve resolution a priority for Waimak council Consultation began this week on efforts to address an historical grievance. The public was given the chance to have its say on a draft Tuahiwi development plan which has been included in the Land Use Recovery Plan (LURP), as hearings began yesterday (Wednesday, March 18). The LURP was approved by Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee last month, however discussion on the future of Maori Reserve 873 is considered complex, so the Minister agreed to extend the timeframe. The Waimakariri District Council endorsed a draft outline development plan for Maori Reserve 873 in October 2013. The draft plan includes expanding the residential 3 zone in the Tuahiwi village and allows for clusters of housing on small rural holdings throughout the reserve. Mayor David Ayers says the district plan does not meet the historical requirements of the local Te Ngai Tuahuriri under the terms of the Kemp’s Deed signed in 1848. Under council regulations houses cannot be constructed on properties smaller than 4ha in rural sub­divisions, however several properties in the reserve have historically been smaller than 4ha and other properties have multiple owners. ‘‘There are a number of properties which cannot be built on, so we are looking at provisions for the descendants of the original guarantees,’’ Mr Ayers

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David Ayers. says. ‘‘We realise these issues apply across the whole district, but in this case there is the Kemp’s Deed, which is a legal document so we are legally required to take action.’’ Ngai Tuahuriri kaumatua Kim Manahi is set to bless the new Kaiapoi Museum on Saturday, March 21, from 9am. The new museum is located in the Ruataniwha Kaiapoi Civic Centre and Library building which was opened in January. However, no date has been set for the official opening of the museum.

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Kaiapoi market a hit with locals By SHELLEY TOPP Sharon Russell’s voice draws people to the colourful rows of stalls on a vacant lot in Kaiapoi. The Kaiapoi singer was performing at the first Kaiapoi Night Market which was held on the busy corner of Williams Street and Charles Street last Thursday evening. She coaxed close friends, Carol Shingleton and her son Jaydin Shingleton, aged 15, also from the river town, to join her behind the microphones. Together their wonderful harmonies create a warm vibe for the small crowd strolling around the stalls at the market. Organiser Linda Dunbar, a community development adviser for the Waimakariri District Council, said the Night Market was one of the most popular ideas that emerged from a You Me We Us Conversation Cafe community meeting held in October 2013. The meeting focused on four key words: change, regain, create and retain. The Night Market was something many people wanted to create, she said. ‘‘They wanted a place where families can go and socialise, meet people, listen to good music, have some nice food and check out a wide range of stalls in a relaxed shopping environment,’’ she said. ‘‘They wanted a night market because it would be unique and different.’’ It is intended to make live music a regular feature at the market and buskers are welcome.

Handmade . . . Love Maggie Handcraft Gifts owner, Margaret Pitt, from Music makers . . . Carol Shingleton (left) with her son Jaydin Shingleton, Sefton, behind her stall at the first Kaiapoi Night Market in Kaiapoi last and Sharon Russell, perform at the first Kaiapoi Night Market held in Thursday. PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP Kaiapoi last Thursday. Rangiora’s Monique Gerard’s until 8pm and will be held every Although the council has been Maggie Handcraft Gifts, while eclectic range of crosses, hearts, Thursday. It is one of a growing instrumental in getting the trying to walk past the homemade necklaces, and jewellery boxes number of markets continuing to market set up, administration of Cornish pastie stall, run by was interesting, and Mary pop up in North Canterbury and it will now be passed over to a mother and daughter Annette Peterson, from Mandeville, had if opening night was anything to stallholder, Jo Kaisa, who owns Irwin and Andrea Liemburg, was beautiful soft knitware, made go by this new one is not to be Martha­Nellie Designer Clothing. a mission. from homespun wool clipped missed. The delicious smells wafting from her own sheep, for sale at Organisers are hoping to ‘‘It’s a community market so it should be run by the community,’’ out from their stall are difficult to her stall. provide more seating at the venue Mrs Dunbar said. resist. The wool used in each of her so people can sit down and eat With 27 stalls to check out there Many other food stalls at the garments can be traced back to their food bought at the market. was a lot to see and a wide variety market also proved tempting the sheep it came from. ‘‘We are hoping to find of goods to choose from. including the German Master ‘‘That was made with Gloria’s someone in the business Margaret Pitt, from Sefton, had Bakery caravan selling bagels, wool, this from Lindy’s,’’ Mrs community who may be able to a beautiful range of handmade pretzels, sausage rolls and a Dunbar said. donate a few picnic tables,’’ Mrs soft toys for sale at her stall Love gorgeous selection of breads. The market runs from 5pm Dunbar said.

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Future of the Heartland Forum

The aims of the forum are: 1. To work positively with central and local government to realise the government policy to double agricultural export earnings by 2025 while complying with the imposition of a raft of new environmental regulations. 2. To portray a better image of farming to the urban community by demonstrating that a profitable rural sector is also in their interests. 3. To emphasize that the farming community are responsible stewards of the land with enduring sustainability a core belief.

Cream of the crop . . . Rangiora High School arts captain Kalyn Thomas (left, 16) and Jack Lai (17) display some of last year’s year 12 and 13 NCEA art portfolios, which are being gathered in for this year’s annual showcase. Kalyn will be displaying her portfolio from her year 12 photography and design work, while Jack will be performing the guitar on the PHOTO: DAVID HILL night.

Students art on show Rangiora High School will be showing off its talented arts students on Tuesday, March 31, from 4.30pm to 6.30pm at the school’s annua ‘‘Cream of the Crop’’ Arts showcase. An exhibition of senior students’ artwork, live music, drama, dance and kapa haka will be on display, while hospitality students will provide nibbles at the school’s annual arts showcase. Arts faculty head Christine Rowe says the showcase is an opportunity to show off last year’s student art portfolios which gained excellence in NCEA results. ‘‘This is our big celebration of our successes from last year. We have collected work from our year 11­13 art

students from last year. ‘‘They go off to Wellington to be moderated and we never see them again, so this is an opportunity to see their work. ‘‘We are proud to get our year 13 students from last year back to the school to celebrate with them.’’ She says the event is always well­ supported by the community and Waimakariri Mayor David Ayers has confirmed he will be attending. Arts co­ordinator Ruth Zahner says the arts showcase was first trialled three years ago and proved successful. Dance students will also perform, while the school’s kapa haka group will open the evening.

Waratahs at Rga Town Hall The iconic Kiwi country legends, The Waratahs, along with The Eastern and Katie Thompson will help launch Rangiora’s re­opened Town Hall as a concert venue next Wednesday evening. ‘‘The Drivin’ Wheel Tour’’ on March 25 promises to be a massive night of heartland and heart­warming roots music. The Waratahs have been busy recording songs for a new album and will be

showcasing them on this tour, plus all the material that’s fit to sing from their previous albums, many of which are now part of the great New Zealand canon of song. From Rangiora the tour moves to Speights Ale House in Christchurch on March 26 and the Regent Theatre in Hokitika on March 27. Bookings can be be made a www.cosmicticketing.co.nz.

Animals at Harvest day Some special guests are expected to turnout at Victoria Park, Rangiora, for the second annual Harvest Day on Saturday from 10am to 2pm. Organiser Belinda Topp says Wee Dram Farm Park will be bringing an array of animals to set up a ‘mini farmyard’, including ‘‘a brand new baby alpaca which on Saturday will be just 1 week old’’. ‘‘Alongside these animals we will be holding some fun, ‘old school’ activities and games, like gumboot throwing, apple bobbing and sack races, just to name a few.’’ To liven things up father / daughter music duo ‘‘Fade’’ will perform in the band Rotunda, along with some talented singers from the Rangiora Country Music Club. There will also be a great range of stalls, including children’s stalls and some hot food options. People are encouraged to ‘‘dress country’’ for the day and line­dancers, cowboys and cowgirls are especially welcome. While you are in town, take some time to browse the shop window displays decorated in the harvest / country theme and cast your votes on the Rangiora Promotions Facebook


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Waimak youth council seeks new recruits Hannah also hopes the youth council will engage in local politics by The Waimakariri Youth Council is making submissions to the recruiting new members as it looks Waimakariri District Council on ahead to a busy year. issues of interest to youth. She hopes New chairperson Hannah Price says to make a submission herself to the the youth council is a good council to lobby for a disabled opportunity for young people to make swing(s) to be made available in a a positive difference in their local park. community and learn leadership A hui will also be held for new skills, and they do not have to become members and new youth councillors fully fledged youth councillors. to familiarise them with the role of the Youth council highlights for the youth council and to plan for the year year will include a concert with a yet ahead. to be announced artist on May 2 and a ‘‘Last year was our first year so it second running of the successful was very messy and most of us were CentreStage teen talent competition. appointed because we needed By DAVID HILL

Keen young angler . . . Jazmyn Burt (7), from Kaiapoi, and her father Daniel enjoyed a day out at the Children’s’ Fishing Contest in Kaiapoi PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP last Sunday.

Children’s fishing It was a special day for children in Kaiapoi last Sunday with the annual Children’s Fishing competition held in the river town. Between 11am and 1pm on Sunday the banks on both sides of the Kaiapoi River, between the Williams Street Bridge and the Tuhoe Wharf, were lined with eager children wielding fishing lines, and adults watching them. The popular community event is organised by the Fishing section of the Kaiapoi Club. Fishing section President, Doug Cowan, said the competition had been going for 33 years. There had been a ‘‘good turnout’’ he said with about 160 people attending on Sunday. ‘‘We get a lot of help and support from the community

for the competition,’’ he said. Free barbecued sausages, sweets and soft drinks, were provided during the competition, and lots of prizes awarded to the young anglers at the end of the day. ‘‘Fish and Game New Zealand give us a licence to fish in the river for two hours on competition day,’’ he said. ‘‘Herrings, trout and eels were usually caught during the competition,’’ he said. This year there was a special prize for the ‘‘heaviest eel’’ . There were no eels caught this year but one unlucky seagull did manage to get ensnared with a stray fishing hook. The bird was carefully reeled in to the pontoon near the wharf then gently untangled by Daniel Burt, of Kaiapoi, a regular at the competition with his children for the last five years.

someone from each area. ‘‘But this year we know what we want to achieve, but it’s a matter of narrowing those events down and concentrating on events like CentreStage which we know we can do every year.’’ While CentreStage is a youth council initiative, it is run jointly with WaiYouth. Hannah says the main difference between WaiYouth and the youth council is that WaiYouth was set up by local youth to run events for young people in the district, while the youth council was established by the Waimakariri District Council

primarily to advise it on issues affecting youth. The youth council has also secured three $500 scholarships which will be presented at Rangiora High School during youth week, May 18­20, for students who excel in sports, academic pursuits and creative arts. To become a member of the Waimakariri Youth Council text your name, age, school and cell phone number to the Waimakariri District Council youth development co­ ordinator Tina Curry on 021­681275. For more information like Waimakariri Youth Council on Facebook.

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Dreaming big boosts Waiau cricket By ROBYN BRISTOW The echo of willow­on­ball will once again be heard in Waiau thanks to a punt by a local mum ­ Alix Bush. Alix spotted ANZ’s Dream Big funding programme at a cricket match at Hagley Oval where her son was a flag bearer at a Boxing Day one day match raising funds for Heart Kids New Zealand. She quickly grasped the opportunity to try to get some money for a permanent cricket pitch in the North Canterbury town to help young people to develop their skills. Alix, along with many other mums and dads regularly take their young people to cricket practice and matches, but with no permanent pitch or home it meant a trek to Culverden or Hawarden. ‘‘A home game for us was Hawarden ­ a trip of up to 50km,’’ says Alix who says with three school boy teams in Waiau not all could play at Culverden at the same time. Applying for funding was a chance to at least have a shot at getting some home games and a place for budding young Waiau cricketers from the Amuri Club, who play under the banner of the Hurunui Club, to practice,’’ she says. The application was successful and the project quickly took on a life of its own with many members of the club and local contractors rolling up their sleeves to help spruce up the corner of the domain which had fallen idle over the years. With ANZ personnel on the job the club soon not only had a new permanent pitch, but a bright blue clubhouse and a lot of gear for its junior members to be kitted out in.

Daring to dream . . . The Waiau Cricket Club now has a new pitch and a spruced up bright blue pavilion at the domain to use during practices and to host visiting teams thanks to ANZ’s Dream Big funding programme. Alex says altogether the package was worth more than $20,000 with the kids receiving three gear bags full of equipment and portable nets. Mt Lyford Contracting dug out the pitch, Ross Barnes took care of placing the concrete while Peter Bush of Amuri Painting and Building was hands on, doing all building related work, prepping the building prior to painting including replacing the exterior cladding on one side, setting up and showing the ANZ staff what to do and installing the sign and scoreboard. Jason Morgan Fencing put the posts in

for the signs. was involved in overseeing a large portion of the building project. I­Detail took care of the signage and then the village families helped trim trees and spruce up the domain area. ‘‘The ANZ crew ­ a staff of 10 from Christchurch ­ came up and helped paint the building,’’ says Alix. She says people who had lived in Waiau for quite a few years didn’t know there was a cricket ground in Waiau which was home to a grass pitch. Alix says the section three team had already hosted matches with Oxford

and Sefton and the ‘‘newbies’’ were having a match this weekend, prize giving had been held a week earlier than normal at the ground and other matches were planned, including with visiting Christchurch teams. ‘‘It is fantastic and the project had a real buzz about it. The kids are loving it and can now leave school and walk down the street, through the reserve and to the wick for cricket practice instead of parents having to drive to Culverden,’’ she says. ‘‘We could not ask for anything better.’’

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Balcairn Hall secures big name performer The Jews Brothers Band, complete with ace saxophonist Neill Duncan, who plays the world’s only one handed saxophone, will perform at the Balcairn Hall on April 27 as part of the Mike Greer Homes concert series. One of the zaniest and most original bands on the plant, JBB, is celebrating with a new album and a nationwide tour with Arts on Tour NZ. Saxophonist, Neill Duncan, is a founding member of both the JBB and legendary Wellington ban Six volts, and has toured extensively with the Jews Brothers, both nationally and internationally, even after moving to Australia several years ago. Suddenly, just over two years ago, he was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of cancer necessitating the amputation of his left arm. Neill thought his playing days were over, but musicians and his community

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By ROBYN BRISTOW A fish carved out of silver poplar took centre stage at the Cheviot Agricultural and Pastoral Show on Saturday. Michael Watson, a newcomer to Gore Bay, took two days to craft the entry in the Chain Saw Art competition having never ever attempted anything like it before. ‘‘I had to borrow a chainsaw to make my entry and now I have one of my own,’’ he said after being presented with a brand new chainsaw by show president Nick Ensor, donated by the Waipara Junction garage, for his efforts. ‘‘I am really happy with the way it turned out,’’ said Michael who was keen to do something with the trunk of the silver poplar he had to remove on his lifestyle block because it was ‘‘in the way’’. Michael, who moved to Gore Bay recently with his family, is in the process of learning the craft of glass work. But he is now wondering if wood carving might be a bit of a sideline on the lifestyle block following his success in the new show competition. Competition came in many forms, from a pig to a chainsaw and a jet boat. It was just one of many displays and activities that caught visitor’s eyes at the show that was held in fine weather in spite of many driving through heavy drizzle on their way to the annual event. Along with sheep, ponies, hacks and stock horses, there were classes for children’s pets, decorated bikes and plenty of children’s entertainment. Stalls lined the picturesque grounds along with trade displays and indoors there were plenty of veges, flowers, decorated eggs and biscuits, art, children’s art and displays. The grand parade, lead out by show presidents Nick and his partner Deanna Baldwin, featured a line up of new farm machinery.

Pete the Pumpkin . . . Nic McBeth’s winning entry.

Fishy tale . . . Michael Watson won a chainsaw for crafting a fish out of a silver poplar trunk. PHOTOS: ROBYN BRISTOW.

Hosing down . . . Rob Hey, a rural fire officer (RFO) with the Scargill Rural Fire party and Donald McIntosh, an RFO from Mt Lyford, show seven­year­old Bryce Speirs the technique needed to fight fires (left) while RFO Hey helps Ariane Eades to hold on to the hose (right).

Wool handling . . . Competitors taking part in the senior wool handling competition.




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New tender . . . The Mt Lyford Rural Fire party’s new tender was a feature of the grand parade.

Sharing . . . Skye (5) and Alex (4) Armstrong from Conway Flat, share a cool drink.

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Chairman enjoys field days challenge By DAVID HILL The hard work has been done and now Alastair Robinson is ready for action. The 2015 South Island Agricultural Field Days committee chairman says the new site at Kirwee, near Christchurch, is irrigated, laid out and ready for the sites to be filled for the two­yearly event being held during Wednesday to Friday, March 25 to 27. ‘‘It will be just good to see a successful, well run event. We won’t get everything right, after all it is our first one on a new site. But hopefully we will get most things right.’’ Mr Robinson has previously served as Northern (Rangiora) A&P Association president in 2007, but says his latest assignment is a bigger commitment with a longer, two year lead­in time. ‘‘It’s definitely a much bigger commitment than the Rangiora show. The showgrounds are just five minutes along the road from the farm, but Kirwee is at least 40 minutes away depending on the traffic. ‘‘And this time with moving sites and setting it up for the long term, with permanent infrastructure for the future, has been a big effort. The next one will be far easier to organise with the infrastructure already set up.’’

Ready to go . . . Alastair Robinson is looking forward to presiding over the 2015 South Island Agricultural Field PHOTO: DAVID HILL Days on a new site. The field days committee purchased a 40.5 hectare site near Kirwee after ending its 32 year association with Lincoln University after the last field days in 2013. The former Lincoln site was 35ha and was a triangle shape, whereas the new site is a

rectangle shape, making it much easier to mark out for trade sites, Mr Robinson says. In spite of having a bigger site, the popularity of the event means sites are once again sold out, with 500 exhibitors booked in ­ 150 more than in 2013. A bigger demonstration area

and less restrictions means there will be a bigger quantity of crops, including grass and oats, thanks to a centre pivot being installed on site. ‘‘We had irrigation at the previous site, but we were relying on Lincoln to irrigate for us. A neighbour has been doing

it for us and supplying water when he has some spare water. We couldn’t have asked for a better neighbour.’’ Neighbour and Kirwee farmer Tony Redmond has a written agreement with the field days committee, and has had his Environment Canterbury consent conditions varied to allow him to do this, thanks to the efforts of Tony Daveron, of Hydro Services Limited, and Charlotte Glass, of Ravensdown. Mr Robinson is a dairy farmer at Waikuku, near Rangiora, in conjunction with his mother Doreen Robinson, farming 520ha, including leased land. They run 850 cows, with calving staggered throughout the year, milking 800 cows at peak last spring. He says 650 cows will be milked through the winter months to supply the domestic market and attracting the winter milk premium payout during the period from May 16 to August 15. The dry summer means cash flow is tight through the autumn as he prepares for the winter. In all, Mr Robinson says there are 1200 head of cattle on the farm, including calves, yearlings and in­calf heifers as all stock is normally grazed on farm, eating a grass­based diet supplemented with silage, straw and some hay. Cows are also fed dairy pellets, molasses and soya hulls in the milking shed.



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Quick and easy access to new field days site Getting in and out of the 2015 South Island Agricultural Field Days should be quicker and easier than it has been in the past. The field days will take place from March 25 to 27 at the new site in Courtenay Road, Kirwee, after 32 years at its previous location near Lincoln University. The site will open to the public from 8am each day and close at 5pm. All routes into the event will be signposted for easy traffic flow. Traffic coming from the south will turn into Telegraph Road before Burnham and then into Courtenay Road. Traffic coming from Christchurch and Darfield will head towards Kirwee and follow the signs to the site on Courtenay Road. There are two vehicle entry­exit points into the site carpark. The site has been designed to minimise walking from the carpark to each of the four entrance gates. There is no separate exhibitors’ carpark, and no vehicles will be allowed on site during the event. Field days offers the farming public an opportunity to view the latest in agricultural developments in practical

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All roads lead to Kirwee . . . The roads leading to the new South Island Agricultural Field Days site at Kirwee, near Christchurch, IMAGE: SUPPLIED will be signposted. working conditions and static displays. Past events have attracted about 25,000 visitors over the three days, although the organising committee is hoping the larger site and new location will result in even

more coming through the gate. The new rectangle block at Kirwee is a better shape than the former site in Lincoln and should be easier for exhibitors to work with. Entry into the event will also be easier and more logical. The previous site was a triangle, which meant exhibitors in the far corners were sometimes overlooked by visitors. The main attraction of the field days is the machinery demonstrations, including the tractor shoot out competition, which involves tractors from 120hp to 150hp performing a series of tests and practical tasks, such as hooking up equipment. Judges from New Zealand and Australia will evaluate their performance along with other factors, including cab comfort and layout. A new fencing demonstration is also expected to be a big attraction. The ‘Battle of the Bangers’ is an inaugural promotional and demonstration event for New Zealand manufactured post­driving. It is the first of its kind anywhere in the world. The ability to see leading manufacturers’ post driver models posting together should make for a grand spectacle in the fencing demonstration area. Two $250 prizes will be awarded for the best large site and the best small site, while a $1000 prize will be awarded for the best­ run demonstration and commentary, while the Agri­Innovation awards are expected to attract a high calibre of entries. Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy will open the event on Wednesday March 25, while Selwyn MP Amy Adams will attend the following day. Tickets are $15 per person per day with children under 15 free. Dogs are not permitted, with the exception of guide dogs.

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SOUTH ISLAND AGRICULTURAL FIELD DAYS Fodder beet a feature of field days

Cultivated . . . Soil has been turned and crops grown ready for action next week. Fodder beet . . . David Walsh, of Seedforce, was on hand to promote the benefits of fodder FILE PHOTO beet and sugar beet at the 2013 field days. Research funded by DairyNZ showed fodder beet had benefits as a winter crop with high metabolic energy, as long as it was properly managed as the crop could be acidic. ‘‘We discovered you could feed cows as much feed as they could eat everyday. It showed you could make a really cheap winter feed, but transition is important.’’ Cows could be eased on to fodder beet by increasing their intake by 1kg every two days until they reached 8­10kg a day. The same theory applied to steers and fodder beet could be grown and fed out all year round, Dr Gibbs said. Dr Gibbs said dryland farms could expect a yield of 20 tonnes a hectare, while irrigated properties could produce more

than 30 tonnes a hectare, with the potential for 40 tonnes. ‘‘No matter where you go you always get three months of good grass. So work out how many cows you can carry through that period and then work out how much fodder beet you need to get through until the grass is available again.’’ Mr Worsfold said other crops grown at the field days site included 4ha of green feed oats for silage and a further 4ha has been planted in grass for a variety of demonstrations. ‘‘We will harvest some of the oats before field days, so we can cultivate the ground during the three days.’’ Ploughs and tillage machinery will also be in action during the three days.


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Fodder beet is set to feature once again at the South Island Agricultural Field Days. Committee member Earl Worsfold has taken charge of demonstrations this year and said lifting and harvesting fodder beet would be the highlight in the demonstrations area at the field days being held at Kirwee, near Christchurch, during Wednesday to Friday, March 25 to 27. Mr Worsfold has taken over the job of organising the demonstrations from this year’s chairman Alastair Robinson, who filled the role at the last three field days. He said one hectare of fodder beet had been planted and there would be ‘‘some big gear’’ on site to give demonstrations over the three days. Fodder beet is gaining in popularity among both dairy and beef cattle farmers as a cheap and efficient winter feed crop, with some experts, including Lincoln University lecturer Dr Jim Gibbs, calling it ‘‘a game changer’’. Other feed supplements, including grain, lucerne bales, grass silage, hay, straw, kale and swedes were not always cost effective and cattle were not getting the metabolic energy they needed, Dr Gibbs said at a Beef + Lamb New Zealand seminar at Lincoln University last year. Fodder beet has been available in New Zealand since the 19th century, but there had been a perception that ‘‘the leaves were toxic’’, so it was only fed in small amounts and often without the leaves, Dr Gibbs said. ‘‘Then one New Zealander decided to feed it out behind a wire and the stock died. But he persevered and now fodder beet is becoming more popular.’’

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Spray equipment leads ‘Future farmers’ a success to field days innovations

Ayers. Ben, Jeremy and Quinten all come from farming backgrounds and all want It was a close run thing and showed the to eventually pursue careers in depth of farming talent among the agriculture. Oxford­Area School’s students. takes place from March 25 to 27 at the All three really enjoyed the In the end, it was Ben Foster, aged 16, new Kirwee site, with record entries competition. who won the school’s inaugural Future expected including equipment for Ben said there had been ‘‘a lot of good Farmers’ competition last week, with spraying fertiliser and effluent. Organising committee member Daniel Jeremy Kilgour, aged 16, only two points stuff’’ in the competition, and ‘‘really great prizes’’. behind him in Schat said the larger number of entries He also thought the second place. in the Agri­Innovation Awards reflected competition was not The youngest the growth of the event. The site is fully too hard. booked, with nearly 500 exhibitors taking competitor, It was just right,’’ Quinten Rowe, part this year, 150 more than the last he said. It put aged 14, finished event in 2013. contestants ‘‘out third. ‘‘This growth has also led to an there’’ and provided The idea for the increase in interest in the Agri­ them with an competition came Innovation Awards, which is a sign that opportunity to our economy is still pushing forward,’’ Mr from Eyrewell demonstrate their sheep and beef Schat said. skills to future Entries in the Agri­Innovation Awards farmer, Andrew employers. Stokes. Twenty­ gave entrants a chance to demonstrate He particularly five pupils from their inventions and technological enjoyed the fencing the school had to innovations. Past entries in the awards section. This was complete a series had ranged from small components that because he had done fit on motorbikes to major pieces of farm of skill some fencing work challenges, give a machinery. with a contractor and There were three categories within the speech and take believed this may part in an Agri­Innovation Awards competition, have given him an interview, during including the New Zealand­made farm advantage over the two days of machinery class. Entrants in this other contestants. qualifying heats. category included Canterbury The second Mr Stokes said engineering firm Robertson placegetter, Jeremy he was pleased Manufacturing, which will be located on Kilgour, said he with what the site 262 and was entering its Little liked everything competition had Ripper two­bale feeder. about the achieved. Within the Farm Aids and Farm competition, and ‘‘I thought the Inventions category, Fertigation learnt a lot from it. kids really Systems, on site 123, was entering a ‘‘It was good fun,’’ outperformed fertigation pump, Richard Miles he said. ‘‘I liked the themselves.’’ Engineering, on site 826, was entering a harder skill tests best The milk transfer trailer and Te Pari because they competition had Products, on site 440, was entering an challenged me more created a lot of electronic drench gun. and I learnt a lot excitement Within the Imported Farm Machinery more from them,’’ he among pupils at category, Mountpanther NZ, on site 760, said. the school. It was Award winner . . . Ben Foster, winner of was entering a Slurryquip effluent Oxford Area School’s inaugural Future He also enjoyed about showing umbilical system and Kelly Engineering, the life skills learnt pupils that there Farmers’ Competition Award, at a on site 731, was entering a 6.0m harrow. presentation ceremony held in the Oxford during the could be a good The field days committee has competition such as life in agriculture. Town Hall on the evening of Wednesday purchased 40.5 hectares of land on ‘‘You don’t have March 11. PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP the interview. Courtenay Road, Kirwee, to serve as a ‘‘It gets me permanent venue for the field days, after to be a doctor or a prepared for when I have to do an actual lawyer,’’ he said. ending its 32 year association with job interview,’’ he said. ‘‘We need to attract young people Lincoln University. Third placegetter, Quinten Rowe said capable of leading agriculture in the next he found the competition ‘‘pretty decade,’’ Mr Stokes said. daunting to start with, just because I was The success of the competition the youngest contestant.’’ ensured it will become an annual event However, he was the winner of the at the school, and Mr Stokes wants to give water trough challenge. ‘‘That was my a ‘‘big thank you to all the sponsors favourite bit,’’ he said. involved’’ for their role in making that He had done a bit of this type of work at happen. home on the family dairy farm. This gave The competition winner was announced at an evening function in the him an advantage in the competition, but new Oxford Town Hall, where the winner he was adamant he didn’t want to be a plumber when he left school. and placegetters were presented with ‘‘I want to be a farmer,’’ he said. their prizes by Waimakariri Mayor David By SHELLEY TOPP

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Cash for Amuri St John

Staff allocation . . . Christchurch Girls’ High School student Grace Brooker (left), of Hawarden, Benita MacLean, of Motueka, and Jak Ashley, of Rangiora High School, discuss the roles performed by different staff on a dairy farm, under the guidance of DairyNZ PHOTO: DAVID HILL consulting officer Juliet Lee (out of picture).

The Amuri St John has been donated $1060 thanks to local farmers buying into the ‘‘Cash for Communities’’ programme run by PGG Wrightson and Ballance Agri­ Nutrients. The cheque was presented to St John representatives Pam Murdoch and Rob Towl by PGG Wrightson representative Brian McCutcheon and Culverden store manager, Debra O’Donnell. ‘‘Cash for Communities’’ has raised more than $365,000 for local communities around New Zealand. Together they have run five programmes over the past four years to support schools and communities and last year ran a ‘‘Cash for Communities’’ programme during spring for the first time. More than 1300 farmers were registered for the spring scheme with about $45,000 earmarked for more than 220 rural community organisations.

More than $21,000 will go to rural community schools while rescue helicopters will receive about $11,000 and St John will be allocated more than $10,000. Donations will also go to a number of local community clubs and groups around New Zealand. The three month spring programme, which closed at the end of November, saw PGG Wrightson, in association with Ballance Agri­Nutrients, donate $1 per tonne of participating fertiliser purchased to schools and charities selected by farmers, who bought through the rural retailer. PGG Wrightson retail general manager Stephen Guerin says the programme’s success reflects a ‘‘genuine commitment by both farmers and suppliers to support those organisations that needed assistance to survive in rural communities’’.

Careers day a success By DAVID HILL Students from Motueka to Timaru converged on Christchurch to ‘‘get ahead’’ on Friday. New Zealand Young Farmers Get Ahead project manager Adam Caldwell says 89 students attended the annual Get Ahead Careers Day at Canterbury Agricultural Park. While just two Christchurch schools, St Bede’s College and Christchurch Girls’ High School, were represented, there was a range of rural schools including Rangiora High School, Geraldine High School, Darfield High School, Mt Hutt College (Methven), Opihi College (Temuka), Craighead Diocesan School (Timaru) and Lincoln High School, while there was one young person who made the trip down from Motueka. ‘‘It’s quite a good spread of schools in terms of school numbers. It’s about getting

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At Farm Source in Culverden we’ve got your rural supplies needs covered, along with great deals in-store and savings on onfarm costs through Farm Source Rewards, we also offer facilities for our farmers and the wider community - like meetings rooms, free wifi and a drop-in space to stop for a coffee and a catch up. Farm Source is about providing better service to our farmers, with more streamlined support from a regional team all in one place. From regional conditions and council regulations to being closely connected with what’s happening locally, your Culverden hub team knows this area and what’s import to you, our farmers. Drop by the hub to say hi and have a chat about how we can help with your business needs.

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Fonterra Area Manager, Mike Hennessy, covers a large region with its southern most border being Selwyn River south of Christchurch all the way up to Kaikoura. Originally from Christchurch Mike has a strong connection to Canterbury, and has been working with farmers in the area for seven years, two years as Area Manager, and five years as Dairy Chemical Rep for Ecolab . Mike says ‘the Farm Source hub at Culverden demonstrates the co-op’s commitment to connecting with farmers and their communities, the Hub in Culverden gives Fonterra a face and a place in the area – somewhere farmers can come and talk with us, and the wider team’.


Dean is your Canterbury Farm Source Culverden Hub manager, he comes to the role after an extensive induction period at RD1 Rangiora. Prior to this role Dean worked in the corporate sector. ‘Through our Farm Source hub in Culverden we’re bringing a new level of support to our farmers and their businesses in the area’ he said. ‘It’s great to now have a place in Culverden and we’re looking forward to being more involved with the local community and our farmers in the area’. Born and bred in Christchurch, Dean is a Canterbury man. He has moved to Waikari with his wife of two years Krystal and their border collie.


Zoe has spent time working at both the Rakaia and Leeston stores and has been with RD1 since 2013, after completing a Diploma in Agriculture and a Diploma in Farm Management at Lincoln University. ‘Culverden is a progressive dairy farming area that we’re looking forward to being part of as the brand new Farm Source hub team’ says Zoe. Zoe grew up in Darfield, where her parents and brother still live, and she is now based at Amberly with partner Sean. In her down time Zoe is all about the outdoors and enjoys playing sports including netball and touch.


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Field day to focus on winter preparations Coping with the dry conditions and preparing for winter will be the focus of a field day in the Kaikoura district next week. Beef + Lamb New Zealand is hosting its Marlborough farming for profit field day at Kekerengu on Wednesday, March 24, to help farmers prepare for winter and ‘‘to ensure they have a profitable spring’’, facilitator Greg Sheppard says. Mr Sheppard says speakers will include Brent Boyce, a Farmwise consultant for the Tasman region, and Marlborough agricultural consultant Ian Blair. ‘‘Brent works with dairy farmers, so he will be talking about the principles dairy farmers operate to ensure they hit the spring in the best possible condition.’’ Mr Blair will be speaking about climate and pasture growth expectations and ‘‘what people should expect over the winter’’. He is also the Top of the South Rural

Support Trust co­ordinator and will be talking about what support is available to farmers to help them get through after the dry summer. The field day is being hosted by the Winterholme farm, which is owned by Richard and Sue Macfarlane, who also own the Kekerengu Store. Winterholme comprises 760 hectares, with 700ha effective and runs 2800 ewes and replacements and lambs at 150­160 per cent. The farm’s manager Tom Bell will also be speaking at the field day. ‘‘The farm is performing at a good level, so they are are getting some things right in the autumn. So this is an opportunity to remind farmers what they should be doing to achieve those results in the spring,’’ Mr Sheppard says. Beef + Lamb NZ’s Marlborough farming for profit field day will be held at Winterholme woolshed on SH1, just north of the Kekerengu Store, from 1pm and will conclude with a barbecue at 5pm.

Coping with dry conditions The dry summer is creating challenges for preparing autumn feed. After a good start to the season, high temperatures and low rainfall have created some challenges for the Lincoln University Dairy Farm as it prepares its autumn feed and looks ahead to winter. In a handout to last month’s summer focus day, farm management says the season to date has been characterised by ‘‘very high air temperatures for longer periods of time with little to no overcast days’’ and lower rainfall than usual. ‘‘This combination has made the soil’s capacity to hold moisture a challenge. The farm started irrigating four weeks earlier [than normal] and has irrigated the north block for 92 of the past 133 days (or 70 per cent). By comparison last year the north block pivot only operated for 45% of this period.’’ At the farm’s focus day in October last year, farm manager Mr Hancox said the season had got off to a good start, with the cows producing 2.4kg of milk solids per day. However, he warned the overall success of the season would depend on whether the farm could continue to

achieve good production results leading up to Christmas, as this would provide some options in the autumn, including culling cows. Since then high temperatures during December and January have made grass management a challenge, limiting options and making it difficult to think ahead and prepare for each week. ‘‘Pasture growth rates were never consistent, dropping and increasing without a consistent pattern,’’ the focus day handout says. The use of supplements has been carefully considered each time the average pasture cover falls, as farm management has set a limit of 300kg of dry matter silage per cow for the season. ‘‘So far, supplements have been used sporadically when pasture supply has not met demand at the rotation length the farm wants for that time period,’’ the focus day handout says. ‘‘Without silage, cows could have stripped body condition to meet energy demands, dropped milk production, or eaten harder into the base of the pasture ­ potentially slowing regrowth.’’

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Southbrook wins shield Southbrook has won the North Canterbury Cricket Shield and has joined Sefton at the top of the Combined Country cricket competition. In a close match, Southbrook defeated Sefton by one wicket and with just one ball remaining. Matt Brine has been a major influence in the competition for a number of years and his century proved to be decisive in this match. Hamish Williams, who struck the winning runs with just a ball to spare, was responsible for dismissing the prolific Sefton batsman Tim Harrison for a first ball duck. Sefton 172/9 (B Fleming 58, A Robinson 26, A Laffey 23; D Boyle 3/33, H Williams 3/42) lost to Southbrook 175/9 (44.5 overs, M Brine 101; O Bragg 3/26, A Laffey 2/19). Oxford had South Malvern five wickets for 51 runs, but it recovered to be all out for 189. However, Oxford fell 22 runs short in reply ending its chances of a finals berth. Rangiora High School qualified for the next round of the Gillette Cup on Friday (March 13) beating Riccarton. George Blyth and Angus Fletcher produced


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Bridge club Saturday Afternoon Thomas Pairs:North/South: Bob Calder / Judith Calder 1. East/West: Helen Paterson / Heather Waldron 1. Monday Afternoon Three Day Match (First): N/S: Helen Thornburgh / Joyce Gray 1, Heather Waldron / Janice Pickering 2, Carole Anderson / Ros Crighton 3. E/W: Roger Harding / Ann Harding 1, John Rawson / Richard Luisetti 2, Jenny Shore / Linda Joyce 3. Wednesday Evening Plate Pairs: N/S: Ian Brash / Tony Biddington 1, Judy Bruerton / Joyce Gray 2, Tom Rose / Ros Crighton 3. E/W: Dave Putt / S M Symns 1, Dawn Simpson / Glenda Frapwell 2, Bunty Marshall / Linda Hanham 3.

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South Island polo wins The South Island under­21 development polo team has completed a successful North Island tour. The team played two matches, winning both against Northern Districts during a visit to Waimai and Kihikihi, winning 4­3 on the Saturday and the following day 8­3. The team was Tim MacFarlane (Amuri Polo Club), Will Jones (Christchurch Polo Club), Jimmy Downes (Waipara Polo Club) and

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March 19, 2015 |

Properties for sale throughout North Canterbury

14 James Drive, Woodend Auction Contact Gemma Roberts on P 03 323 6045 or M 027 223 6471 E gemma.roberts@harcourts.co.nz or Sue Roberts on P 03 323 6045 or M 027 440 1282 E sue.roberts@harcourts.co.nz View online: www.harcourts.co.nz/BF23968

Sold on Woodend...



The vendors love Woodend so much they have literally purchased around the corner. What is available is a sleek and stylish home with loads of quirky individual elements, that combine to be one unique home.

area. Natural light pervades the generous living spaces along with the bedroom areas of the home. Meticulously presented both the interior and exterior with a superb out door area that is hard to beat!

Decor is warm and inviting, enhanced by the use of timber flooring, schist feature fire place and a superb outdoor entertainment

Auction Thursday 26th March 4:30 p.m. Harcourts Rangiora 15 Good Street (unless sold prior)











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A Jewel In The Crown

Harcourts ID: RG7159

Buy of the Year!

Harcourts ID: RG7131

45 Northside Drive, Waikuku Beach – A change of plans means this fantastic site has now come

258 Marshmans Road, Ashley – A fantastic opportunity to the lifestyle market. Everything about

to market and will, I believe, generate good interest. Just a little over an acre, elevated with wonderful

this property is easy, the house is comfortable, well positioned for the sun and effortless to look after.

views out over farmland and towards the mountains. You know when you are in good company when

Inside the kitchen and bathrooms have been updated and the cosmetic earthquake repairs all recently

you already have stylish homes around you and families enjoying the benefits of living in such a great

completed. Open plan kitchen/dining/living area, 4 bedrooms, a large 2 car garage with studio room

area and within minutes to the beach, river, walking and cycling tracks.

attached and you start to understand why leaving isn’t easy but buying will be!

Lisa Tippen

Stuart Morris

P. 03 313 6158 M. 027 454 5416 E. lisa.tippen@harcourts.co.nz

P. 03 313 6158 M. 027 4226 395 E. stuart.morris@harcourts.co.nz

Licensed Sales Consultant

Licensed Sales Consultant








The Call of the Country

Harcourts ID: RG7106

946 Poyntzs Road, Eyrewell – If country life is beckoning, this delightful 4 Ha lifestyle block may

All Offers Will Be Considered

Harcourts ID: HS6336

3 Lochiel Drive, Hanmer Springs – Open plan kitchen and dining sharing a double sided fire place

well be the answer. Fantastic choice of building sites offering magnificent views, well established

with the living area which is accessed through solid cathedral doors. Boasting five bedrooms, three

Leyland shelter, with attractive post and rail entrance. Power and phone available at the road

bathrooms plus office. Each area of the home is efficiently heated by the extensive radiator system.

boundary. Just 4.8km to West Eyreton Primary School, 15km to Oxford. 25km to Rangiora. No

Fantastic outdoor veranda and patio areas. Sited on just over an acre of land down a private driveway

restrictive Building Covenants. Title has been issued, and vendors want sold.

with established gardens this really is a lifestyle sanctuary. Viewing of this property is essential.

Linda Warren-Davey

Jackie Frame

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

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

Licensed Sales Consultant

Licensed Sales Consultant







Spacious 4 Bedroom Home

Harcourts ID: BF23985

Spacious Rural Retreat

Harcourts ID: RG7108

58 Huntingdon Drive, Rangiora – This modern 4 bedroom home is full of special features, including

30 Littles Road, Oxford – 6 bedrooms total, bathroom, laundry, landing for office or library and

separate 2nd living area, drive-through internal-acess garage, outdoor patio, spacious modern

large internal access garaging. A farm style kitchen with great views, open plan living and separate

kitchen and bathrooms, open-plan living areas, separate laundry, fibre-optic capable, master en-

lounge. Another gigantic formal lounge leads out to a stunning open patio with panoramic views of the

suite and walk-in-robe. Spacious both inside and outside, and a greater feeling of extended space

mountains across irrigated pastures. Situated on a very quiet road within walking distance to a school

that will never be built-out with the adjacent Arlington Park right at the rear door-step of the house.

bus route. Only 35 minutes to Christchurch, 20 minutes to Rangiora and 10 minutes to Oxford.

Mitchell Roberts & Mana Tai

Peta Murch

Auction Wednesday 1 April 4:00 p.m. (unless sold prior) st

Licensed Sales Consultants

P. 03 323 6045 M. 0274130797 or 0276262824 E. mitchell.roberts@harcourts.co.nz

Licensed Sales Consultant



Contributor to www.realestate.co.nz




P. 03 313 6158 M. 027 313 9032 E. peta.murch@harcourts.co.nz







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For Sale

Deadline Sale

Oxford | 99 Parish Road

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

Bennetts | 2491 Oxford Road


Waikari | 6 Princes Street


Lifestyle Home With Separate Flat. 220m2, north facing, two storey home with 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. 58m2 separate flat, one bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, open plan living. Currently tenanted at $280 per week. Own well and stock water race, excellent established shelter. Two bay shed, fenced into eight paddocks, stock yards with loading ramp. An appealing property with a well presented home. | Property ID RA1629

Open Home

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



4.2 Hectares

James Murray 027 436 8103 Canterbury

Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119 Canterbury

Sunday 2.30 to 3.30pm


Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425

Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425 Canterbury

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718 Canterbury



Barry Keys 027 434 7689 Canterbury

Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600 Kaikoura

By appointment


Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

Allan Gifford 027 226 2379 Marlborough

Chris Abbott 027 435 2872 Marlborough

0800 200 600 | farmlandsrealestate.co.nz

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For Sale

Rangiora | 4 Kowhai Avenue


Charteris Bay | Marine Drive

For Lease

Instantly Appealing.This beautifully presented three bedroom, two bathroom home is located in a quiet cul-de-sac surrounded by quality properties. 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 preschools. Currently vacant, opportunity to move in as soon as you want. | Property ID RA1630


Orton Bradley Park Farm. Sieze the opportunity to lease this iconic Banks Peninsula sheep and beef property.



• • •



By appointment

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

440 Hectares Approximately

Five year lease with right of renewal Shearing shed, implement shjed, sheep and cattle yards Great access with well-maintained tracks

A beautiful environment to enjoy while maintaining and improving the legacy left by the late Orton Bradley in 1943. | Property ID LN1436

By deadline closing 1pm, Thursday 2 April 2015

By appointment


John Davison 027 436 4464 Ron Ferguson 027 498 6256

New Listing

Open Home







1758 Cust Road Cust

39 / 28 James Street Lincoln

Ron Ferguson 027 498 6256

Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425

John Davison 027 436 4464 Security - Style - Location - Over 55’s. • Sunny, two bedroom, modern townhouse • Spacious, open plan living with modern kitchen • Walk to Lincoln Village, medical centre and shops • Internal access garage, private garden with shed | Property ID LN1438

Open Home Sunday 1.00 to 2.00pm. Two storey home, built 2005, four bedrooms, en suite, separate bathrooms. 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. Upstairs balconies, north facing to capture the sun and uninterrupted views across the downs and mountains. Garden shed, water race at bottom of garden, watering system in place. | Property ID RA1621



224 Wrekin Road 11 Hectares

11 Domain Road 1,467m2



By negotiation over $389,000

Highly motivated vendors will consider all offers



Matt Collier 027 205 6626

Allan Gifford 027 226 2379

Colonial Character And Charm. Character, three bedroom home with well thought-out open plan kitchen, living, dining which opens out to a patio and sweeping lawns with great views to the Alps. Woodburner with wet-back and heat pump provide heating. Significant specimen trees and manicured gardens surround the home. A single garage, garden shed and vege garden complement the property. Springfield Domain is across the road. Walking distance to Springfield Township. | Property ID DA1636

James Murray 027 436 8103 Canterbury

Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119 Canterbury

Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425 Canterbury

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718 Canterbury

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

Barry Keys 027 434 7689 Canterbury

Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600 Kaikoura

Allan Gifford 027 226 2379 Marlborough

Chris Abbott 027 435 2872 Marlborough

0800 200 600 | farmlandsrealestate.co.nz

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PEGASUS 57 Tutaipatu Avenue



ALL THE ADDED EXTRAS Brand new high spec home situated in Pegasus Township. 4 double bedrooms, master with large walk-in-robe, tiled ensuite, sliders opening to patio area suitable for spa with outdoor plug. 2 living areas plus office. Large separate tiled laundry. Loads of storage cupboards throughout. Chefs kitchen with engineered stone bench, butlers pantry, induction cooktop and self cleaning pyrolitic oven with bread-maker. Extras include ducted heating, in built vacuum, gas hot water, underfloor heating in bathrooms, alarm, storage loft in garage. Lawns have pop-up automatic sprinklers and garden is awaiting for you to choose your own plants and has irrigation to make life easy. Ready for you to move in and enjoy both home and environment.


OPEN HOME: Sun 1.00—1.45pm Web ID: WRE11553

Tina Parkin 027 2244 133

KAIAPOI 40 Sterling Crescent



(opposite McDonald’s)


Residential, Rural, Lifestyle Call me for a FREE no obligation appraisal

TINA PARKIN M: 027 2244 133 E: tina.parkin@waimakrealestate.co.nz

KAIAPOI 99 Williams Street PH 03 327 8131

MAKE THE START IN SOVEREIGN PALMS Secluded and private, ideal for young families or those wanting to scale down in size. Fully fenced (apart from gate), own driveway. 3 double bedrooms, ensuite plus separate office. Spacious open plan living, extremely warm and sunny with kitchen catching the early morning sun. A blank canvas to landscape and put your own touches to. Highly motivated vendors.

RANGIORA 207 High Street PH 03 313 9977


OPEN HOME: Sun 12.00—12.45pm Web ID: WRE11547

Tina Parkin 027 2244 133

HANMER SPRINGS PH 0800 452 642 Waimakariri Realty Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008

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BALCAIRN 951 Upper Sefton Road

Thursday March 19 2015

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$1,800,000 plus GST

RARE OPPORTUNITY Uniquely versatile farm of 59.1ha (approx 146 acres). Previously used for free range pig farming and farrowing with ten fixed shelters’, 2 hay barns, imp./storage shed, office/workshop, pump shed and seventeen well fenced paddocks.

This slightly

undulating sheltered block also offers two road frontages’, county water, stock water well, and stream boundary. Excellent nutrient budget ensures superb farming versatility complemented by three soil types and handy location. Ideal for redevelopment or subdivision ensures rare buying!

Russell Clifford 0274 343 122

Web ID: WRE11547

KAIAPOI 99 Williams Street PH 03 327 8131

RANGIORA 207 High Street PH 03 313 9977

HANMER SPRINGS PH 0800 452 642


Waimakariri Realty Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008

This week’s open homes in North Canterbury

Thursday March 19th Kaiapoi 4.30pm


26 Sterling Crescent

Saturday March 21st

Harcourts Twiss Keir

Amberley 1.00pm


138 Carters Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir


1/38A Reynolds Avenue

Harcourts Twiss Keir

12.30pm 3.00pm 1.30pm 2.30pm

20 Sincock Place 1 Toa St, Beach Grove 31B Vickery Street 20 Blackburn Street

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


30 Caithness Street

Harcourts Twiss Keir

12.00pm 3.00pm

11.00am 11.45am 12.30am 1.00pm 1.45pm

18 Aroha Street 8 Tommy Street 1 Coulter Street 5 Kawakawa Street 22 Pahua Street

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


11.30am 4.00pm

58 Huntingdon Drive 12A Golding Avenue

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir


13 Ontario Place

Harcourts Twiss Keir


14 James Drive

Harcourts Twiss Keir

Bishopdale 2.30pm

Kaiapoi 12.00pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 2.00pm

New Brighton 3.00pm

Pegasus 10.30am 11.15am 12.00pm 12.30pm 1.15pm

Rangiora 11.00am 3.00pm

Wainoni 1.30pm

Woodend 1.00pm

Sunday March 22nd Amberley 11.00am


Tekoa Estate

Harcourts Twiss Keir

1.45pm 4.30pm

89 Copples Road 258 Marshmans Road

Waimak Real Estate Harcourts Twiss Keir

Ashley 1.00pm 4.00pm

Cust 1.00pm


1758 Cust Road

Farmlands Real Estate

12.45pm 12.30pm

40 Sterling Crescent 20 Sincock Place

Waimak Real Estate Harcourts Twiss Keir

Kaiapoi 12.00pm 12.00pm

12.30pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.30pm 2.00pm 2.00pm 2.00pm 2.00pm 2.30pm 3.00pm 3.00pm 3.15pm 3.15pm 3.15pm

11.30am 11.45am 12.30pm 12.45pm 11.00pm 1.15pm 11.15pm 1.30pm 1.30pm 1.30pm 1.30pm 1.45pm 2.00pm 2.00pm 2.45pm 2.45pm 2.30pm 2.45pm 2.30pm 3.15pm 3.15pm 4.00pm

7b Parkhouse Drive 7 El Alamein Avenue 177 White Street 4 Kowhai Ave Rangiora 5 Foster Place 18/3 Reeves Road 6 Oakwood Drive 3/92 White Street 5/29 Ivory Street Lot 15 Arlington Park 16 Martyn Street 23 Riverview Road 22 Taunton Place 7/29 Ivory Street 37 Belgrave Drive 8A Wales Street 6 Finchley Mews 39 Belgrave Drive 8 Galatos Street 5 Cassino Street 7 Cassino Street 12A Golding Avenue

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

1433 South Eyre Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

6 Princes Street

Farmlands Real Estate

3 Ensors Place 47 Allin Drive

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

605 Downs Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

11.00am 1.30pm

16 Thornley Place 14 James Drive

Waimak Real Estate Harcourts Twiss Keir


63e Mackworth Street

Waimak Real Estate

26 Terrace Road 73 Leithfield Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

2.30pm 3.30pm

84 Rossiters Road 12 Makerikeri Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

12.30pm 12.45pm 1.00pm 1.30pm 2.45pm 2.30pm 3.45pm

10 Keetly Place 299 Ashworths Road 202 Jacksons Road 145 Dawnsons Road 71 Cullen Avenue Millfield 16 Giles Road 99 Cullen Avenue Millfield

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

11.30am 12.30pm 1.00pm 2.45pm 3.30pm 3.30pm 3.30pm

7f Olivea Place 70 Victoria Street 74 Main Street 3 Stonebridge Lane 2491 Bennetts Road 30 Littles Road 2 Littles Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir Waiakri 2.00pm Harcourts Twiss Keir 1.30pm Harcourts Twiss Keir Waikuku Beach Harcourts Twiss Keir 12.00pm 12.45pm Farmlands Real Estate 1.00pm 1.30pm Harcourts Twiss Keir West Eyreton Harcourts Twiss Keir 3.30pm 4.30pm

Pegasus 11.00am 11.00am 12.00pm 12.30pm

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

1.00pm 3.30pm

Oxford 11.00am 11.45am 12.30pm 2.00pm 2.30pm 3.00pm 3.00pm

90 Kawari Drive 15 Pahua Street 57 Tutaipatu Avenue 81 Kawari Drive

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

Ohoka 12.00pm 12.15pm 12.15pm 1.00pm 2.00pm 2.00pm 3.00pm

2.00pm 2.00pm 1.45pm 1.45pm

13 Tuhoe Avenue 10 Toa St, Beach Grove 31B Vickery Street 26 Sterling Crescent 25 Beachvale Drive 100a Otaki Street 20 Blackburn Street 17 Tuhoe Avenue 97 Robert Coup Road 7 Keating St 127 Ohoka Road 18 Lillian Street 6 Foxton Drive 8 Foxton Drive


1.45pm 2.30pm

1.00pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.15pm

1.15pm 3.00pm 1.30pm 3.00pm 2.30pm 2.45pm 2.30pm 2.30pm 3.00pm 3.30pm 4.00pm 3.45pm 4.00pm 4.00pm

11.30am 11.30am 12.30pm 1.00pm

19 Te Haunui Lane 11 Murfitt Street 51 Aroha Street 33 Blackadder Road

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

Rangiora 11.00am 11.15am 12.00pm 12.00pm 12.30pm 12.30pm 12.45pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.30pm 1.30pm 2.00pm 2.00pm 2.00pm 2.00pm 2.00pm 2.45pm 2.45pm 3.00pm

Swannanoa 1.30pm


Woodend 10.30pm 1.00pm

Woolston 3.30pm

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Public Notices Depot by Al Brown Depot has been one of Auckland’s favourite restaurants since the day it opened, and now here is its stunning cookbook. Depot is not overly precious or pretentious ­ it reflects perfectly Al Brown’s attitude towards food: in season, beautifully cooked, to be enjoyed with friends. How to Read Oceanic Art by Eric Kjellgren Art from Oceania, the region encompassing the islands of the central and south Pacific, spans hundreds of distinct artistic processes, formats and mediums. This publication is an invaluable resource for art historical study, and also an important gateway to wider appreciation of Oceanic heritage and visual culture. Marae: A Journey Around New Zealand’s Meeting Houses by Muru Walters From north to south, from the east coast to the west, and from ancient wharenui to bold new designs, this handsome book, with its engaging personal text, captures the huge variety of New Zealand’s original architecture. It’s a book for all New Zealanders to treasure. These titles are available in both Waimakariri and Hurunui libraries. Find out more about recent additions to the library collection by going to the library catalogue at waimakariri.kotui.org.nz or hurunui.kotui.org.nz or contact your local library.

Cat lovers converge on Kaiapoi By SHELLEY TOPP Some of them sat quietly staring out from behind their cages. Others hid under their blankets, or cried loudly. Some snoozed, blissfully unaware of what all the fuss was about. A few lapped up the attention. They were the stars of the show, playing to an audience of cat lovers at the Canterbury All Breeds Cat Club Cat Show, held at the Kaiapoi Club on Sunday. There were many feline breeds represented at the show including Birmans, ragdolls, Norwegian Forest cats, Persians, Maine Coons, exotics and Siamese, along with the domestics and companions. Favourites were a Norwegian Forest Cat called Bushkenheim Hakon and a lovely Maine Coon called Vladimir Tumbleweed. The Norwegian Forest cats are quite a rare breed, originating from Norway, said Bushkenheim Hakon’s breeder Sharon Worthington, from Christchurch. Norwegian Forest cats were friendly, confident and intelligent, she said. They were often called Viking cats because they were believed to have been the family pets of Vikings. They are characterised by their long legs, big ruffs and ear tufts, with long elegant bodies and bushy tails. Maine Coons are not unlike the Norwegian Forest cats to

TENDER:RANGIORA FIRE STATION Sub contractors & Suppliers are invited to submit pricing for this project. Sub Contractor quotations must be received by this office before 2pm Friday 20th March 2015 Please contact Scott (03) 474 7185 justin@lunds.co.nz

Amberley Lions Charity Golf Day The Amberley District Lions Club are hosting their Annual Charity Golf Day To urnament at the Amberley Beach Golf course on Sunday 29th March, commencing at 11.00am. All proceeds will go towards supporting Youth Development Programmes in our area. Cost is $25 which includes a meal. Be in early as the Field is limited to the first 140 players. Teams of four will form the field. Phone Alex Cooke (03) 314 9194 to enter your team by March 22.

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

Victoria Park, Rangiora V 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

On show . . . Judge Diane Davidson casts her eye over Vladimir Tumbleweed, a Maine Coon cat, at the Kaiapoi Cat Show last Sunday.


look at, but they are one of the most popular feline breeds in the world. They are an extremely popular breed in New Zealand, said Diane Davidson, of Auckland, one of four judges at the competition on Sunday.

Maine Coons are the biggest of domesticated cats. Males can weigh up to 15 kg. They are big­boned, friendly, gentle and intelligent, laid­ back cats, with long, thick fur, long ruffs, big furry feet and big fluffy tails.

Lions 4WD safari cancelled again Continuing dry conditions in the Hawarden area has meant the Hawarden Waikari Lions Club 4WD safari has been cancelled for a second time. Already cancelled once because of the dry, the second attempt at holding the drive was going to be on April 5 and

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12 but with little rain, farmers have decided there is still too high a risk of fire. ‘‘The end of the Road’’ drive was going to go through Gola Peaks, Mt Whitnow and Mt Virginia stations. The safari is a major fund raiser for the Lions.

The farms are also off limits to hunters and fishermen as the big dry continues. Ironically, last year’s safari was cancelled due to wet weather and slippery conditions. It was held later when the ground had dried out a bit.

Public Notices PUBLIC NOTICE SALE AND SUPPLY OF ALCOHOL ACT 2012 Section 101 Whatever Investments 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 1/7 Conical Hill Road, Hanmer Springs, Hurunui district known as Whatever Restaurant and Bar. The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is that of a Restaurant. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are: Monday to Sunday 9am to 1am the following day 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 second publication of this notice, this notice was first printed 12 March 2015. CLAIRVOYANT medium, clear accurate readings with Holly. Phone 03 314 9073.

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love big & small animals Ph Kate 0221 260 526


A community Civil Defence meeting will be held at the Hurunui College staffroom in Hawarden on Wednesday 25 March at 7pm.

NOTICE TO PUBLIC – Weed Control Works- Amuri area

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 1 April until 29 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


RESTRICTED FIRE SEASON FOR CROP RESIDUE FIRES ONLY Notice is hereby given that the previously advertised Total Fire Ban, which extended over the whole of the Waimakariri District Council Rural Fire Authority jurisdictional area, is lifted from midnight Wednesday 18 March, 2015, to be replaced by a RESTRICTED FIRE SEASON for CROP RESIDUE FIRES ONLY Stubble Fires may now be lit with a fire permit. RESTRICTED FIRE SEASON Pursuant to provisions of the Forest and Rural Fires Act 1977, a RESTRICTED FIRE SEASON is extended over the area administered by the Waimakariri District Council Rural Fire Authority from: Midnight Wednesday 18 March 2015 until further notice. During a Restricted Fire Season it is an offence to light any fires in the open air within the Fire District unless a fire permit has been obtained from an authorised officer for the Waimakariri District Council.

Are you passionate about Clinical Leadership? Work in an environment where you can grow and develop Rewarding team environment

Oceania Group is a nationally recognised leader in the field of aged care services and retirement options. At Oceania we believe in providing excellent care and service for the elder New Zealander. We pride ourselves on showing respect and kindness in everything we do. Our Holmwood facility in Rangiora is looking for an experienced Clinical Manager who has a passion for quality and evidence based excellence and the ability to provide Clinical Leadership within a model of care that provides hospitality, choice and flexibility for our residents. As part of the Facility Management team, you will work very closely with the Business and Care Manager and be responsible for providing the best clinical practice achievable. This is a full time position, Monday to Friday, offering a good mix of mentoring, teaching, administrative and hands-on work. We are passionate about our people, which include staff as well as residents. We can offer you indemnity insurance as well as full assistance to acquire skills and knowledge in this area of care delivery, including the opportunity to participate in New Zealand’s leading aged care training programmes. You will have: • • • • • • •

Sound clinical management experience Proven leadership qualities with a passion for coaching, supporting and empowering staff Excellent communication and problem solving abilities Commitment to excellent service delivery Registered Nurse registration with current APC Superior time management skills Knowledge of the Liverpool Care Pathway and dementia care would be an advantage

To apply for this role, please visit www.connect.oceanialiving.co.nz and enter vacancy number 9704CAN.

Up to five (5) days may be required to carry out site inspections and to process a permit, so pre-planning is essential. Crop Residue (stubble) burning is covered by a seasonal permit, also obtainable on application from a Rural Fire Officer. Property owners within adjacent Rural Fire Districts and the Fire Safety Margins of Public Conservation Land, are reminded that these areas have fire control measures in place all year round. Advice should be sought from the relevant Authority. T D Sheppard Principal Rural Fire Officer Waimakariri District Council Rural Fire Authority


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Concrete Services

Lifestyle Block House/Pet Sitter Available Rod 022 635 0283


Please note that possession of a Fire Permit is not a legal defence against claims for damage caused by the fire, nor for claims for the cost of extinguishing the fire.


Connect to others through care and compassion Use your empathy for people to make a difference Work in a supportive and fun team

As one of New Zealand’s leading senior healthcare providers in the industry, Oceania Group has 50 senior living and care facilities across New Zealand. These range from lifestyle villages, rest homes and hospitals. At our Holmwood facility in Rangiora we require a full time Healthcare Assistant to provide support and compassion to people regardless of their age or stage. We offer industry leading training and development opportunities. Working for us as a Healthcare Assistant, you will be passionate about caring for people and delivering a high quality standard of care. You are a person who has: • • • • •

Great people skills with empathy for the elderly A love of learning Flexible multitasking skills The ability to work on a rostered shift basis A team player

Working closely with other staff and residents we can offer you a warm and friendly team environment where you can achieve your full potential. Our values reflect what is great about Oceania Group and how we connect with our people, residents and communities. To apply for this role, please visit www.connect.oceanialiving.co.nz and enter vacancy number 9351CAN.

In return we can promise you rewarding work and a fun team, within our rest home and hospital level care facility. Do you feel ready for this key leadership role? Apply today.

All fire permits must be countersigned by the permittee before becoming valid. Conditions pertaining to a fire permit are printed on the permit and must be observed. Failure to comply may affect any insurance policies held and may lead to charges being laid.

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Pride & Quality Painting & Decorating Services

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


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

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.



Health & Beauty

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

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

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.

TWEED Decorating for your painting and wallpapering needs, interior or exterior. Based in Hawarden covering the Hurunui area. Call Phil on 027 558 9333 or 03 314 4110. PAINTER Top quality work. No job too big or small. We stand by Canter­ bury. Wayne 027 274 3541.

Equestrian 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.

For Sale

LADIES Sensual Clothing for sale. Brand new. Price range from $7.50 to $65. Fitting room available. Come and visit us at our Showroom, Lady Rose Lin­ DISMANTLING and gerie, 19 Golfs Links Road, buying all models of Rangiora. Saturday and Falcons now. Please phone Sunday. 9am to 5pm. 03 3125 064 . Phone 027 277 3026.

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

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


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

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

Hire North Canterbury Musical Society COSTUME HIRE

Fun from the past To beat summer heat Mon & Thurs 7 - 9pm Friday 4 - 6pm Saturday 11am - 1pm large groups by arrangement Enquiries please phone Rooms 313 4854 or Gail 313 6774 www.ncms.co.nz EFTPOS. Northbrook RD, Rangiora


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Thursday March 19 2015

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

Thursday March 19 2015

Situations Vacant Situations Vacant Situations Vacant Situations Vacant

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 27 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

We are looking for a dynamic self-starter, who has energy and enthusiasm to connect with and work alongside the local social service community. This Strengthening Families Co-ordinator role has a focus on assisting families in North Canterbury in achieving better quality of life outcomes. The ideal applicant will have a qualification and significant experience in social work, education, community, health, or justice sectors. In addition to being a natural relationship builder and networker, your skills will include, co-ordination and group facilitation. You will also have a broad working knowledge of both Government and NGO social service providers within North Canterbury. For further information and an application pack please contact: Sharon Chambers Administrator – Finance & Funding Wellbeing North Canterbury PO Box 409, Rangiora, 7440

Applications close Wednesday 25 March 2015

Scrap Metal Wanted

Experienced or we can train. Work in Christchurch and North Canterbury Ph Scott Heasley 0275 350 302

NORTH Canterbury Garage Sales Metals. Buying metals, cars etc for recycling. Phone Joe HUGE multi Family on 027 223 3593 or after garage sale. Too many hours on 03 314 9079. items to list. Sat 21st March, 8.30am, 176B Car­ To Let ters Road, Amberley. SEFTON RURAL studio / apartment, suitable for Landscaping single tradesperson, couple TOP SOIL, screened and or commercial use. Subject unscreened at Woodend to noise during the day. Full Landscape Supplies. Open kitchen, bathroom, insul­ 7 days. Phone 03 312 2003. ated, no indoor pets, no smokers. Ph 027 227 3284.



Registered Electrician required for a busy local company based in the fast growing town of Amberley. We are looking for a self-motivated enthusiastic individual with great work ethic and people skills. Applicants should have a full current and clean drivers licence and NZ residency. Fourth Year Apprentices also considered. Van, phone and uniform offered to the right person. Please apply to: Laser Electrical Amberley 53 Courage Road Amberley ap.elec@xtra.co.nz

Fencing 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.

Fencing 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.

TWO TOOTH RAMS for sale. Suffolk, Cheviot and Suffolk Cheviot cross. Phone 020 4001 7452 or 03 314 7511.

Poultry PUREBRED Pullets Barnevelders available. $45 each. Great layers, 11­12 weeks. Phone 03 313 6153 evenings.


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

STEEL CANTERBURY LTD Mon-Fri 8-4.30 | Sat 8-12pm 6 Cable St, Sockburn P 943 6525 F 943 6527 sales@steelcanterbury.co.nz

Tree Services 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.

Part time fixed term 15 months

P | 03 313 0275 E | admin@wellbeingnc.org.nz


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

Trades 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. GLASS and Glazing. Got a broken glass window? Insurance Work, Pet Doors, Mirrors, Retro Refits, Single / Double Glazing, Splashbacks, Fire Glass. Call your local Glazier Mark on 03 312 3253 or 027 242 6368. Shelley’s Glass and Glazing. 32 years in the Glass Industry. Oper­ ating in North Canterbury. BRICKLAYER / Block Layer, Stone Mason. EQC Repairs and Paving. www.featureworks.co.nz Phone 027 601 3145 or AH 03 313 8838. FURNITURE Removal. AXL Transport Ltd. Qual­ ity removals, at the lowest rate possible. South Island wide. Kaiapoi office. Phone 03 327 3216. PROPERTY MAINTEN­ ANCE. Lawns, gardens, hedges, chainsaw work, pruning, painting and minor home alterations. TOWN AND COUNTRY. Phone Mike 03 313 0261.


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

LOCAL BUILDERS Ring Mark 027 229 7310 for a free quote

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

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



Oxford Butchery Bevan and Shane Frahm

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

Number one

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

Chiropractic Services

Civil and Drainage

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

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

Select Health

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

Driveways Landscaping Retaining Walls Earthworks Foundations

Wastewater Septic Tanks Treatment Plants Drainage Irrigation

51 Ashley Street Rangiora


Computer Repairs



GOSCUT CONCRETE CUTTER LTD 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

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

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

“If it’s broke, let’s fix it”



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

Free quotes (will travel)

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

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


(Full and/or Part time)


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.


Advertising Sales Consultant

Trades 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.


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Domestic | Commercial | Repairs | Alterations | Additions

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

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


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


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


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

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

Glass Repair


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

Call us now on (03) 313 5335 NORTH CANTERBURY

Glass & Auto Glass

All Insurance Companies work welcome

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

We also repair Windscreens and install Double Glazing



Crutching 60cent per/sheep

Making your life easier!


Thursday March 19 2015

Conveying with 2 people $125 per / hour

Ph 0274 919 309 Painters / Decorators

Garden Features

For all your hard landscaping needs Steps




Decks & Fencing

Brick & Stone

03 313 2840



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





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

Podiatrist Kaiapoi Podiatry




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

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

1326851 ncn1233409aa

Timber Sales

Water Blasting




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


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


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

Waterblasting Ltd Servicing Canterbury Commercial & Residential

For All Your Foot Care Needs

Julia Home

Nat Dip Pod, SR Pod

42 Charles Street, Kaiapoi

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

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



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

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

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





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

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Thursday March 19 2015

Rangiora & Kaiapoi Toyota


*Offer ends 31 March 2015. On road costs (including the initial WOF) are not included. The advertised RSP is the Recommended Selling Price, however the actual price may vary dependent on vehicle specification. For full terms and conditions visit our website, www.toyota.co.nz.





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



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



4500cc V8 t/diesel, 6-spd auto, leather and so much more



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



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

Was $42,995 Now $40,995


3.0 t/diesel, 5 door, auto, 91000km




3.0 t/diesel, 5-speed. Ready to go to work!

QUALITY USED VEHICLE SELECTION 2007 TOYOTA COROLLA SEDAN, 1.8 auto, just 84,000km, value here.............................................. $11,995 2012 TOYOTA HILUX D/C 4x4 SR5

3.0 t/diesel, auto, towbar and canopy



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

Now $48,995


3.0 t/diesel, t/bar, very tidy truck


2010 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER PRADO VX, 3.0 t/diesel, 7 seats, leather............................................ $54,995 2005 TOYOTA AVENSIS, 2.0L auto, very well optioned, Lustre Pearl ................................................. $11,995 2012 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER, 3.5 V6, 4WD, luxury 7-seater, just 48,000km...................................... $49,995 2012 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER PRADO, 7-seater GX, 3.0 t/diesel, auto, low km ................................ $51,995 2012 TOYOTA COROLLA GX, 1800cc, auto, exceptional in ‘blue mist’, just 19,000km!................... $19,995 2012 TOYOTA COROLLA GX, 1.8, auto, new shape, very low kms..................................................... $24,995



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

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




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

3500 V6, auto, 7 seater. A must-see, just


2009 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER 200 VX LTD, 4.5 t/diesel V8, leather, good kms, must see................. $79,995


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

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

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