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Thursday March 26 2015 | Issue 642

Motor Torque: A trip down memory lane. — page 8 ­ 9.

Oxford Show: An agricultural celebration. — pages 22 ­ 27.

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

Amberley goes black for Black Caps

All black . . . Amberley School children dressed in black on Tuesday to cheer on the Black Caps as they overcame South Africa to reach the final of the Cricket World Cup.


Elected regional body wanted by Mayors By DAVID HILL North Canterbury’s Mayors want a fully elected regional council restored by 2019 at the latest. Responding to the Government’s proposal of a mixed­model governance structure for Environment Canterbury (ECan) announced last week, the Mayors say restoring a democratic elected regional council remains a priority. Environment Minister Dr

Nick Smith and Associate Local Government Minister Louise Upston proposed a model to take effect in time for the 2016 local body elections for a regional council with seven elected councillors and six appointed. The proposal is out for public consultation, with submissions closing on May 1. It has been challenged by Hurunui Mayor Winton Dalley who asked the ministers why the option of a fully elected regional council is not being

offered now. ‘‘I did challenge the minister why there wasn’t an option of a fully elected council and I then challenged him to ensure the public was fully informed why it was not an option.’’ ‘‘The recommendation is not surprising as they are consistent with the comments the Minister (Dr Smith) has expressed over a long period. They have a belief that the Canterbury Water Managment Strategy has not been completed and I expect they

would have wanted the plan embedded by now.’’ Dr Smith has since issued a press release saying the proposal allows for a majority of elected representatives while ensuring continued momentum on the Canterbury Water Management Strategy (CWMS) and earthquake recovery work with appointed representatives remaining on board. Waimakariri Mayor David Ayers and Kaikoura Mayor Winston Gray say they accept

the proposal on the condition a fully elected ECan is restored in 2019. ‘‘This is OK for three years, but we need to get back to a fully elected council by 2019,’’ Mr Ayers says. ‘‘I would like to see some investigation into sub­regional committees, perhaps enhanced zone committees with some elected members. There needs to be a strong local voice in the way ECan formulates local policy.’’ Continued Page 2

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Kaikoura Cheese has golden glow Kaikoura Cheese ticks all the boxes, says cheesemaker Daniel Jenkins. Daniel, his wife Sarah and children Pipi and Coya, see their fledging business as a connection to the land and creating a food product that benefits those around them and helps boost the local economy. Housed today in central Kaikoura in what was Harnetts Butchery, they share their business with tourists and locals who can come in and taste cheeses and see it being made. ‘‘It is visual and open,’’ says Daniel who says the business ‘‘ticks so many boxes’’ for the couple who love the lifestyle. Canterbury and Marlborough are the catchments for Kaikoura Cheese. ‘‘We try not to sell outside of those regions. We are very much trying to do the whole local thing.’’ But while the couple are keen to keep their product local, it is making a hit nationally. It entered six cheeses in the New Zealand Champions of Cheese Awards and took home a championship award, three gold and two silver medals. Around 450 to 500 cheeses

Struck gold . . . Tenara Cheese, an ash­coated cheese made of goats milk, which won gold and a championship award. PHOTO: SUPPLIED. were entered in the awards with the placings being decided by international judges. It won the Ministry of Primary Industries Champion New Cheese Award with its Tenara cheese, which also won gold along with Fromage Blanc in the Langham Champion

Fresh unripened Cheese Award. It also struck gold with the Harnett in the Champion New Cheese Award category and won two Silver medals with its Rapa and Bureaucrat cheeses. Daniel says its champion cheese Tenara ­ made of goats milk ­ is an ash­coated cheese

which is 30 to 40 days old. ‘‘It is quite a soft cheese and a very full cheese,’’ he says. Their Harnett cheese, a wash rhine camembert, is named after the Butchery business which had served Kaikoura for over 100 years. ‘‘It was really nice to get so many medals. The business is heads down and bottoms up working flat out and little rewards count for a lot,’’ says Daniel. The business was established in 2010 borne out of a passion for excellent, top­ quality wholefood. The main aim was to have a happy family with a good balance of health and fun. They lived in a tiny house built on family property north of Kaikoura and added a small factory. A herd of goats provided them with milk for the cheese and they brought in cows milk from a neighbouring property. Daniel says the family has since moved into a ‘‘normal’’ house and the factory is now established in Kaikoura due to the growth of the business. ‘‘People now get to see where their food comes from and they can talk to the cheese maker and producers.’’ What hasn’t changed is it remains a local product made from local products produced on the land.

Cheesemaking hobby has silver lining Val Kelly had to look up the results of the New Zealand Champions of Cheese Awards on her computer three times to make sure she wasn’t seeing things. The Hanmer Springs women, for whom cheesemaking is a hobby, took out two awards ­ a Silver in the Curds and Whey

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Champion Cheese Award with her Camembert and a bronze for her Milled Curd Blue in the Curds and Whey Champion Home Crafted Cheese and Cheesemaker section. ‘‘I went in three times to double­check I wasn’t hallucinating,’’ she said. The cheesemaking venture

began when Val and friend Liz Preece went to an Autumn School at Hanmer Springs ­ and they have been making cheese ever since. They decided to enter the awards out of curiosity and were overwhelmed when Val’s cheeses, whipped up on the kitchen bench and stove using silver topped milk from

Independent council essential From Page 2 Mr Ayers says a regional council independent of district authorities remains essential for Canterbury given the vastness of the region and with rivers serving as district boundaries. He says it is important to remember only one of the Mayors who were around

when the ECan councillors were sacked in May 2010 remains in office (Selwyn Mayor Kelvin Coe). Mr Gray is unconcerned at the possible lack of representation for Kaikoura, with only one or two councillors for all of North Canterbury. ‘‘I guess we are out of the fringe so it’s probably not

ideal, but it’s up to the community here to lobby effectively. It’s not a huge community up here and we don’t have the same issues with irrigation that they do further south.’’ Mr Gray is unsure about the effectiveness of elected zone committees as it can be a challenge finding enough local people to stand. Mr

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the supermarket, came up trumps. They craft cheeses at least once a week and can end up with half a dozen cheeses hanging over the bench dripping. Val is now keen to do a cheesemaking course at the New Zealand Cheese School. ‘‘I will have to do it to take my hobby to the next step,’’ she says.


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Plea goes out for help for Vanuatuan families A plea has gone out from InspireChurchAmberley for clothing and other goods to send to Vanuatu following Cyclone Pam. InspireChurch, which holds services in the Amberley Domain hall, is the church home of Vanuatuan vineyard workers from both Camshorn and Waiata Vineyards. Lead pastors Garry and Lola Love say the workers are devastated as they head home. ‘‘But they are ready to face the storm,’’ they say. Meanwhile the next team of workers have had to leave their families to come to work here. ‘‘We have a great relationship with their managers and know that the guys are in very good hands,’’ say the Loves. ‘‘We also know that there are things that we as a community can do for these

guys who have come to love Amberley/ Waipara and especially Countdown,’’ they say. They are extending an invitation to support the guys by dropping off good quality and clean items such as clothing ­ practical to island climate ­ toys, footballs, balls, soccer balls, games, jandals etc, to 17 Bank Street, Amberley. Please phone (03) 3148123 before delivery. People can also contribute financially through the: Vanuatu Cyclone Pam Waipara Valley Relief Fund, account number 38­9014­0353684­02. ‘‘These goods and finance will go to the guys and their families we know directly,’’ says Mrs Love. Any queries please phone the church office on (03) 3146950 or 0272102917.

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Chatham Island residents had the support of a Hurunui District Council officer as Tropical Cyclone Pam bore down on them. Allan Grigg, council’s emergency management officer, flew out for the Chatham Islands early last Monday morning alongside two other Canterbury civil defence staff before Cyclone Pam hit. After Topical Cyclone Pam passed the Chatham’s the group’s main focus was assisting with an island wide Impact Assessment which will gather important information for the recovery stage. Mr Grigg returned home this week. Hurunui chief executive officer Hamish Dobbie says providing support to the Chatham Islands is a valuable learning tool for council staff who can learn from Mr Griggs experience. ‘‘It gives an important boost to those already on the ground and is a great example of rural communities helping each other out. ‘‘We really appreciate Allan being so willing to head there to help out.’’

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West Eyreton’s World War One memorial archway has been restored in time for the Anzac Day centennial. The archway of brick and red stone, which was built in 1922 in front of the West Eyreton Hall, was destroyed in the September 2010 earthquake. However it has been restored to its former glory, while the two iron gates are being dipped and painted ready for the unveiling on Anzac Day. West Eyreton Hall Committee chairman Kelvyn Scott says the project cost $170,000, paid for by grants from the Lotteries Commission and the Waimakariri District Council. He says the council provided several designs for the new archway ‘‘but we were very adamant we wanted it back the way it was’’. ‘‘When you think about how they built it back then, it lasted pretty well and modern technology has allowed us to keep the original design, but it has been engineered to last a lot longer.’’ A blessing and dedication will be led by the Cust / West Eyreton RSA at the West Eyreton memorial archway and gates at 11.45am, after its annual service at Cust at 10am. Light refreshments will follow in the hall, served by the West Eyreton School PTA. The West Eyreton soldiers’ memorial was unveiled on June 4, 1922, by the then Prime Minister William Massey. The archway and gates were previously repaired in 1978 due to wear and tear. At the end of the war, the West Eyreton soldiers were welcomed home by a celebration in the hall and the words ‘‘Cead Mille Failthea’’ are still printed on the wall to this day, which mean, in Gaelic, ‘‘a hundred­thousand welcomes’’. Unlike other rural halls in the Waimakariri district, the West Eyreton Hall continues to be managed by a local committee. Committee member Angus Robertson says it is not known when the hall was first built, but the earliest surviving record dates back to about 1905. He says the hall has been extended to and rebuilt over the years, with the roof the only original part of the building still in tact. An extension added in 1991 was

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Future of the Heartland Complex and challenging I applaud the initiative of Charles Wiffen and others in the farming sector that have been instrumental in organising The Future of the Heartland Forum to be held at Te Mania Angus Stud, Conway Flat, on April 17, 2015. Agriculture is the backbone of the New Zealand economy and I am sure that the range of topics covered, and the quality of presenters, will be of benefit to anyone interested in rural issues. Charles Wiffen is extremely excited about the programme. ‘‘There is no question that it is going to be a great day. There are huge opportunities out there for rural communities. ‘‘The big question for the sector is how we find ways to move forward and double our export earnings by 2025,’’ he asserts. Nathan Guy, the Minister for Primary Industries and senior politicians will be attending the forum along with a range of speakers from Federated Farmers, Environment Canterbury, the Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce, local government, successful rural entrepreneurs and more. ‘‘The day really is an opportunity for

Dear Editor, While I agree with Michael Gousmet (letters 19/3/15) that depreciation funding is a flawed concept financially, ultimately something needs to be done to improve Hurunuis’s infrastructure. Whether you call that depreciation funding or replacement funding is only a matter of the level you set the contribution rate at or how much ratepayers pay. The problem in the Hurunui is historic underinvestment in infrastructure as a result of successive councils trying to keep rates as low as possible. This situation coupled with extreme weather events and population expansion means that this parsimony is now catching up with today’s ratepayers. Part of this historic problem has been the belief that business people automatically make good councillors when there is clearly a dislocation between

interaction between politicians, community leaders and those on the land,’’ says Charles. ‘‘The aim is to highlight ‘best practice’ and to explore new ideas that will ultimately benefit the whole country, not just the rural sector’’. The topics covered traverse a range of issues including: the role of government in supporting agriculture in the 21st Century; bio­security incursions and their impact on farmers; sustainable farming practices that will deliver value­ added opportunities for New Zealand; the importance of agriculture to New Zealand’s economic future; the value of water storage and opportunities and challenges in establishing irrigation schemes and a local government perspective on issues facing farmers and the rural community. The Te Mania estate is an amazing venue and is worth visiting in its own right. The organisers are expecting several hundred farmers, and people interested in the rural sector, to attend the forum. I will definitely be there. I hope that plenty of others will join me.

business, which generally operates on short term objectives for profit, to a council which operates within longer term objectives, particularly for roading, water and sewage, and has a fixed income from ratepayers. One­third of Hurunui’s budget is raised by Hanmer Springs which is a reserve and on which there are very tight legislative controls on the income it generates. It is pity that the revenue raised in Hanmer cannot be used more freely to support the district through which tourists travel in order to enjoy Hanmer’s facilities. This however, would need a radical overhaul of the Local Government Act but it looks as if Auckland may be pushing for more trading freedom. What’s good for the goose should be good for the gander? Yours, Ron Meyer, Amberley RD 1.

Hurunui landowners are currently grappling with two complex and challenging issues that are creating considerable tension between themselves, government policy, legislative requirements, the demands of organisations and agencies, and the New Zealand public at large. These issues result from statutory planning processes directed by the Resource Management Act (RMA) and government policies. Council has the responsibility of leading the community through these processes and Hurunui District Council has chosen to engage with the community by sitting around the table working collaboratively to find solutions. This gives all parties the opportunity to understand each others perspective, understand legal requirements, understand the ‘intent’ of policies, and collectively find solutions. This process gives the community the opportunity to have input into Proposed Plans, as opposed to the normal RMA process whereby Council in relative isolation from the community ‘Proposes’ the Plan. For anyone to then influence a Proposed Plan they need to submit in a very formal, expensive, and for some an intimidating process. While this formal RMA process will ultimately still occur, having the

opportunity to influence and shape a ‘Proposed Plan’ must be a more civilised and affordable approach, resulting in a plan more closely reflecting community aspirations, while at the same time addressing the issues that the Plan is intended to address. Protection of Natural Biodiversity is one of those issues, which I have written about previously, however there’s still some way to go to find a solution. At the heart of this debate is the RMA which provides for the identification and mapping of ‘Protected Areas’ on private land. This arbitrary regulatory approach alienates landowner goodwill and doesn’t protect against biodiversity loss and deterioration. It’s clear in this District that the best protected, restored, and managed areas of Biodiversity are those that the Landowner initiates, values, and has pride in. We have many outstanding examples of these. However, with a history of often indiscriminant and unnecessary destruction of native vegetation and natural habitats, many hold strong views that landowners cannot be trusted to protect what is left and that strong regulatory rules are required. Trust, co­operation and perseverance are required during this process if the best outcome for the environment and the community is to be realised.

Arts in Oxford Arts in Oxford is again hosting an exhibition by Arts Canterbury. This is the second time that Arts Canterbury have exhibited at Arts in Oxford. with the first being held in March 2011. Warren Feeney will curate the exhibition which will run from March 28 ­ April 26. The exhibition opening will be held on Saturday,March 28, at 3pm. All welcome. Learn to felt with an expert Local fabric artist Denise Cleghorn is running Felting for Beginners, using her colourful, homegrown wool from 2pm to 4pm, Tuesday, March 31 at Spotswood, near Cheviot. This is the final TimeBankHurunui Learning Exchange event this term. Term 2 begins with Kite­making on Easter Monday, in Amberley. Learning Exchange events are open to all for the payment of time­bank credits or a small fee. To book, call 314 3406, or email tbhlearningexchange@gmail.com or go to hurunui.timebanks.org/page/learning­exchange­programme. Waikari­Hawarden Market The first Waikari­Hawarden Market will be held on Sunday, March 29 at the Scout Den and grounds, Princes Street, Waikari. The Market, which is new to the area, will then be held monthly.

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By SHELLEY TOPP A photograph of a 1950 Fordson truck in The News recently took Woodend man Andy Childs on a trip down memory lane. The little grey truck is now owned by Brian Moir, of Rangiora, but used to be the property of the Rangiora Borough Council where Andy began work as an apprentice gardener when he was 16, in 1974. Back then they called the little truck ‘‘Lizzy’’. There were only ‘‘two or three people’’ working in the parks and reserves department at that time and they had to share the truck with ‘‘boss’’, said Mr Childs. However, after a brand new Mazda 1600 truck arrived at the council, the Fordson became Mr Childs’ work vehicle. He will never forget having to slam the truck into reverse and then plant his foot hard on the accelerator, flying along backwards to avoid a large piece of roofing frame that had ripped free during high winds and was heading straight for him. Mr Childs was unaware the Fordson

could go that fast in reverse, but he’s pleased she could as it gave him just enough time to narrowly avoid the flying debris during the big Canterbury storm of 1975 when winds peaked at 195kmph. Although Lizzy could be‘‘tricky to start at times’’ she was a real workhorse, he said, carting many big loads of garden rubbish, collected from the council parks and grounds, and heavy loads of soil during landscaping work. He was not too impressed, on his first day at work, Lizzy stalled and refused to go any further after a short drive out of the council yard. She had to be towed back to the garage and had the young council apprentice mechanic baffled for a while. However, it turned out a wire had come loose and once repaired she was quickly back in work. Mr Childs was pleased to see his old friend in such good order, perfectly restored by Mr Moir and still in use, but with a much more more sedentary life now. Although the truck had no motor or gearbox when Mr Moir bought her for $120, she starts first time now, testimony to his skill and attention to detail in bringing her back to life.

Memory lane . . . Andy Childs, of Woodend, left, with the 1950 Fordson truck he used to drive with the truck’s present owner, Brian Moir, of Rangiora.


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Professor impressed A German professor was so impressed with Rangiora New Life School, she stayed for four weeks during a research visit to New Zealand. Professor Petra Freudenberger­ Lotz, who said farewell to the school last week, says she intended to visit several schools to compare the New Zealand school system with German schools, but she found ‘‘what I’ve dreamed for’’ at Rangiora New Life School with its Christian character. ‘‘I’ve never seen a school like this. The teachers here are so friendly and open­minded. The most important thing here is the Christianity and it’s not only on paper, but in their hearts. It’s such a great atmosphere. ‘‘I interviewed the students and they told me that they feel welcome and supported. ‘‘They told me that every teacher does his / her best and they have so much fun and at the same time they learn a lot. ‘‘They said ‘every day I want to go to school’. ‘‘Not one student told me that ‘I’m no good at this school’ and that’s really unusual. I would have expected at least one or two of the students to say something bad about the school.’’ She says she also interviewed German exchange students studying at Rangiora New Life School, as well as some at other New Zealand schools, and their responses were the same. Unlike in New Zealand, religious studies is a compulsory subject in German secondary schools. Professor Freudenberger­Lotz, who teaches religious studies at Kassel University to student teachers, has made a video about her time at Rangiora New Life School which she planned to screen in Germany this week at a refresher training workshop with 100 teachers. ‘‘It’s a big chance to learn something,


Christian character . . . German professor Petra Freudenberger­Lotz was so impressed with Rangiora New Life School she stayed for four weeks during a research visit to New PHOTO: DAVID HILL. Zealand. so it’s important for the teachers to have an example like this at the school, of Christianity in action. ‘‘I love to speak about New Zealand. I think the teachers here have good methods and they are excellent teachers.’’ Professor Freudenberger­ Lotz also trains teachers in Switzerland and Austria. As well as the film, she plans to write a book about her findings.

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Playground fun . . . Kiara Thorpe, aged 3, from Rangiora, has fun on the dolphin rider in the Victoria Park playground during Rangiora Harvest Day last Saturday.


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Spider fun . . . Matthew Rose, aged 7, left, and his brother, James Rose, aged 12, of West Eyreton have fun with a remote­ controlled toy tarantula bought at the Rangiora Harvest Market Day last Saturday. PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP.

Tarantula startles By SHELLEY TOPP A giant tarantula startled some people at the Rangiora Harvest Day market in Victoria Park last Saturday. However, there was no cause for alarm. The hairy arachnid belonged to two boys, James Rose, aged 12, and his brother Matthew, 7, from West Eyreton. They bought the remote­controlled toy at the market for $2 and were having a lot of fun with it ‘‘Some people jumped

when they saw it,’’ James said. ‘‘Others just walked around looking at it.’’ A small crowd enjoyed fine, warm weather at the market, which ran from 10am to 2pm. One of the busiest stalls belonged to Jeff Bell, a former Rangiora High School pupil, who is now a cartoonist and caricature artist. Wee Dram Farm’s animals, especially the ponies and baby rabbits, were also popular, as was the apple bobbing, and the Victoria Park playground.

Picnic table donated PRE-WINTER MADNESS DNESS People attending the new Kaiapoi Night Market will now have more seating to choose from after a generous donation from Diane Basher, owner of the timber merchants Amberley ITM. When Diane learnt that the organisers of the Kaiapoi market were on the lookout for picnic tables, she offered to donate one. The first Kaiapoi Night Market was held on the vacant lot on the corner of Williams Street and Charles Street in Kaiapoi on March 12, between 5pm and 8pm. It is intended to be a regular event and will now be held every Thursday evening. Organiser of the first market night,

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Local singer Chris Firkin is set to perform in the first public concert in the newly re­opened Oxford Town Hall. Chris will perform alongside fellow vocal artist Sarah Templeton and the Christchurch City Chorus in a concert in the town hall this Saturday (March 28) from 7pm. The concert is a fundraiser for the Arts in Oxford Gallery. ‘‘This concert has quite a bit of significance, being the first big live show in the Oxford Town Hall since it’s re­opening and this is a good opportunity to come out and support a local performer and raise some money,’’ gallery founding director Brent Firkin says. ‘‘It will be a fantastic performance. ‘‘Sarah does some beautiful duets with Chris, so it will be a fabulous show.’’ Chris grew up in the Oxford area and now works as an itinerant music teacher at Oxford Area School. Brent says the Christchurch City Chorus, which is New Zealand’s number one ‘‘a capella harmony women’s chorus’’ and is internationally recognised, will perform a two hour show. He says the Arts in Oxford gallery has been going for five years and has been well­supported by the local community and has received funding from the Canterbury Community Trust to help in its establishment. However, this funding can no longer be relied upon. ‘‘We have had a fantastic funding partner in the Canterbury Community Trust, but the demand for funding due to the earthquakes is huge, so our funding has been reduced. ‘‘We are a not­for­profit organisation, so we operate quite

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Cats lost and found An article about Tilly, a Burmese cat which has been missing from a Rangiora address since in early December, has prompted a flurry of emails and phone calls to The News. Several callers believe they may have sighted a cat similar to Tilly while others have emailed to say they have lost their cat. But for one person who emailed, there was a silver lining. She had no sooner emailed about Simba being missing from her Rangiora home for 10 weeks when she received a phone call which has led to Simba coming home to her family. Liz says their 10­year­old gold pedigree Bengal cat which has distinctive black stripes and spots, seemed to have ‘‘vanished off the face of the earth’’. But he turned up 12 km from home. She says on Sunday morning she received a call from a man who said his sister had a cat that had been coming on to her property for the last week or so. Thinking it was her brother’s cat she had contacted him and he in turn contacted the owner after trolling through the lost pets section on Trade Me. ‘‘I would never have thought a cat would travel that far away ­ that is nearly in Oxford,’’ says Liz. ‘‘Reading about Tilly in The News was like reading about our cat, but the

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Hawarden community comes out for show There was plenty of colour and community spirit at the Hawarden Agricultural and Pastoral Show on Saturday.

Cooking up a storm . . . MasterChef finalist Chantelle Quinn cooks local produce including locally grown lamb.

And they’re off . . . The shearing competition got under way in style.

Warming up . . . The Rangiora McAlpines Pipe Band warm up for the grand parade.

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Final façade work to start outside Junction Hotel

Trekkers roll on . . . A 1923 Dennis truck heads up the team of Southern Trekkers on their PHOTO: DAYNA BURTON. journey to raise funds for Westpac rescue helicopters in the South Island.

Homeward bound The Southern Trekkers rolled into Amberley on Monday. The Trekkers had just completed the West Coast leg of their road trip to raise funds for Westpac Rescue helicopters in the South Island. They pulled up in town for a lunch stop as they began their journey down the east coast and home. Fifteen Trekkers left Invercargill on March 12 and will arrive home on March 28 after travelling 2100km. Iain Bulling says the trek has asked a fair bit of their ‘‘toys’’ which are parked in sheds for much of their life. However, most were managing to keep up with the pace. Only one had to stop on the West Coast for a bit while a crank shaft was fitted. It had since caught up with the trekkers.

Others had minor issues with water pumps and generators but in general it had been a fantastic trip to date. Mr Bulling says Southern Trekkers was formed after a trek led by his father ­ a Child Cancer fundraiser. When the group decided to embark on a trek to the New Zealand Ploughing championships at Lincoln in Canterbury in 2013 it was decided they needed a name. Southern Trekkers was formed and aims to have Fun Runs to various vintage events and do treks for charitable causes, said Mr Bulling. Most of the members are associated with vintage clubs throughout Southland and South Otago, Thornbury Vintage Club, Te Anau, Central Southland, Edendale, Riversdale and Tapanui.

Work is about to start on final strengthening and securing work on the heritage façade at the site of the former Junction Hotel in Rangiora’s High Street. The area will be fenced to allow the work to be undertaken. This will mean that the footpath and car parking spaces will be closed between the Rangiora Pharmacy and Postie Plus from Monday 23 March 2015 until approximately 10 April 2015. Once the work is completed, the fencing will be removed and the temporary containers over the footpath will be permanently removed.


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‘Journey’ comes to Rga the absolutely huge and dominating acrylic on canvas painting on the main I have been amazed and thrilled by the wall, a gigantic colourful peacock. I have many different art forms and artistic never seen such a huge colourful expressions on display in the Waimakariri dominating painting at any previous Arts Councils’ recent exhibitions in the exhibition. Chamber Gallery in the Rangiora library. My own personal choices were the The newest one, which opened on vibrant acrylic Indian lady with moulded Sunday, is simply entitled ‘The Journey’ ­ clay on plywood and the acrylic oil on a series of brilliant colourful paintings by canvas board Kiwiana. I asked Brian Hoult, chairman of the Indian Padi Nistalia­James ­ clearly continues this interesting trend. Padi was Arts Council, to comment on this brilliant, born in a beautiful coastal city in India. new and different colourful type of She has travelled and lived in Africa and display. North America for the last seven years and He said that Padi was obviously she says her sweetest spot on the earth has celebrating her colourful Indian culture been New Zealand. and background. ‘‘I am truly in awe in New Zealand Personally, and from a New Zealand perspective, it seems to me that we all where I can capture nature in its bright, vivid colours,’’ she said. need to be aware of the rapidly changing nature of the population in Waimakariri, And if you go to the exhibition you will be amazed as I was with her mass of those as we get more and more benefits from our brilliant vibrant colourful paintings. She increasing Asian population, who are now may be Indian but many of the exhibits adding a new and more interesting dimension to our lives and culture. depict New Zealand. And this is being built upon our own This is a personalised scenic view of New Zealand, but from a very colourful beautiful Kiwi environment. Indian perspective of our local There is a no better example of what I environment. am saying than this colourful series of One extremely colourful exception is paintings which will be open until April 23. By WARWICK RATHGEN

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Bull riding at Easter weekend Bucking bulls will entertain at Hanmer Springs on Easter Saturday, April 4. The Hanmer Springs Bullride, where some of New Zealand’s top cowboys will endeavour to stay on board a bull for eight seconds, is being held at Lucas Lane, off Jacks Pass Road. The event, run by Duncan and Tina Mackintosh, is becoming a regular event on the calendar.

As well as running their own event, the couple have bought in and bred bulls which they hire out to rodeos at Methven, Canterbury and Richmond as well as using them for the 8second bullriding competition. The gates open at 12pm for the 1pm event with an adult pass costing $20, children aged 5 to 15 years $10 and under 5s free.

North Canty Easter services The following Easter Services will be held in North Canterbury. Amberley and Woodend Anglican Parish April 2: Maundy Thursday. Meal followed by service at Holy Innocents, Amberley 6 pm. April 3: Good Friday. St Barnabas, Woodend 9.30 am. April 5 Easter Day. Holy Innocents, Amberley 9.30 am. HighWay Church Thursday April 2: 7.30pm. Learn more regarding the links between the Passover and Holy Communion? Followed by communion. Good Friday, April 3: 10.00am. A short service followed by refreshments. Easter Sunday, April 5: 10.00am. Celebration service: Jesus is alive! All the above meetings will be at the St John’s Hall, Amberley. Amberley St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Palm Sunday, March 29: 11am Combined

Amberley Cheviot Service. Maundy Thursday, April 2: 7.30pm Ecumenical Tenebrae Service. Good Friday, April 3: 9.30am. Easter Day Sunday April 5: 9.30am Easter Communion Service. Hawarden Palm Sunday: 10am combined service. Maundy Thursday, April 2: 7pm Waikari Anglican. Good Friday, April 3, 10am: at St. James. Easter Day April 5: 9am Easter Communion Service. Cheviot Palm Sunday, March 29: 11am combined service at Amberley. Good Friday, April 3: 10am at St. John’s. Easter Day, April 5: 11am Easter Communion Service at Knox. InspireChurchAmberley Easter Sunday April 5, 10am: Community Pavilion Hall, Amberley Domain. Come and celebrate, we look forward to seeing you.

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The Oxford Agricultural and Pastoral Association’s 110th annual show has extra significance this year with Royal Event status. Executive officer Christine Roberts says ‘‘entries are up right across the board’’, with more than 5000 entries for the show on Easter Saturday, April 4, which has been granted Royal Event status by the Royal Agricultural Society (RAS). The first Oxford A&P Show, held in 1906, attracted 411 entries, while today’s showgrounds were first purchased by the association in 1907. Mrs Roberts says for this year’s show RAS medals and sashes will be presented in the fleece and home industries sections. They will be for the best fine wool and best strong wool entries, while in the home industries section they will recognise the best adult and best junior entries. Music and entertainment will be provided throughout the day, with local woman Nicky Fryer aka ‘‘the Music Fairy’’ taking centre stage. She will be joined by the Oxford Area School kapa haka group and Josh Grimaldi will perform a magic show. The entertainment area is being sponsored by Mainpower. President Guy Kelland says Nicky Fryer is well­known to locals as the creator and writer of the Music Fairy Show and songs. She trained at the National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art and worked as a music educator for many years. The ‘‘Paddock to Plate’’ demonstration is must see, Mr Kelland says, with local butcher Shane Frahm preparing pork provided by local producer Rockford County Pork, while Irish chef Steve McCulloch, who works at the Oxford Working Men’s Club, will show different ways to cook the pork, before serving it with wine provided by Straight 8 Estate Winery. ‘‘There’s a fair bit of banter between those two (Shane and Steve). They are both real local characters. Between the two of them there should be a bit going on, so it should be a lot of fun.’’ The dog trials section, which was first introduced in the mid­1930s, is always a popular event, while the adrenaline pumping scurry racing and the motor bikes will provide plenty of action. Mrs Roberts says there will be something for everyone at this year’s show, with all ages catered for. Extra parking has been made available over the last few years in anticipation of extra visitors from Christchurch. ‘‘Three years ago a lot more people came out from Christchurch because of the earthquakes, so we are making sure there is plenty of parking available.’’ Entries are up in the sheep section, with three feature shows for the Perendale, Dorset Down and South Down breeds being held by the local Canterbury clubs. In the cattle section, the South Island Dexter Championship Show will be held.

Entries up . . . Alpaca entries are up for this FILE PHOTOS year’s show.

Champion . . . The miniature and rare breeds champion, Woolstone Park Thunder and his handler Laura Reese, of Amberley, at last year’s show. Babies will be lining up in the ‘‘Baby Show’’, while two to four­year­olds will compete in the Miss Junior Oxford and Master Junior Oxford contests. Woodchopping, shearing and the popular terrier race will also provide plenty of action, while the stock and station horses will once again feature. Art and craft classes and highland dancing are other popular events. Grain and seed entries are also up, while more than 80 alpacas have been entered. Local classic and vintage car and machinery enthusiasts are also organising a vintage display, while the 2015 scurry racing championship final will be held in the main arena prior to the grand parade.

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Local bragging rights between sheep breeders will carry a little extra emphasis at the Oxford Agricultural and Pastoral Show on Easter Saturday. President Guy Kelland says 72 fleeces have been entered for this year’s fleece section, which has Royal Event status with a Royal Agricultural Society medal and sash up for grabs for both the best fine wool and best strong wool entries. The best fleeces will also be lining up to be judged at the Golden Fleece competition, which is being hosted by the Oxford A&P Association on April 17. Mr Kelland says the fleeces lining up on Easter Saturday have mainly been entered by North Canterbury farmers

including former All Black Richard Loe, and the Heddell, Burrows and Bristow families. The fleece section is being sponsored by Wools of New Zealand. A new innovation being introduced by Mr Kelland for this year’s show is an agri­art display of artworks made from old farm pieces. It will comprise of four entries which will be part of the home industries section in the GP Hall. ‘‘This year we are just doing a display and next year hopefully it will grow into a competition. They have it up at the National Field Days at Mystery Creek and there’s a few creative people out there who enjoy that sort of thing in their idle moments, so it should create a bit of interest.’’

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Guy Kelland is looking forward to presiding over the 110th anniversary Oxford Agricultural and Pastoral Show on Easter Saturday, April 4. The 2015 show president and his wife Biddy have farmed a 29 hectare block breeding deer at Cooper’s Creek, near Oxford, for the past 11 years. Soon after settling in the area, Mr Kelland says a neighbour recruited him to join the Oxford A&P Association committee and he soon became involved in organising the fleece section. ‘‘It was a great way of meeting people because we were new to the area,’’ Mr Kelland recalls. Since becoming active at the Oxford show, Mr Kelland says he has developed a keen rivalry with local deer farmer Tim Bristow. ‘‘Oxford is the only show in New Zealand with classes for deer. ‘‘It’s interesting to have deer at the show for the city kids to have a look at.’’ Mr Kelland says the success of the show is down to a good committee and in particular secretary Christine Roberts. ‘‘There’s all the different sections and each one has someone running it and all

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it just happens on the day. It’s a team effort, with each section organising their own judges and stewards and it all makes the job of president a bit easier. ‘‘They are a great crew and I can’t get over how supportive the community is. ‘‘Christine has been the secretary for a number of years and she’s absolutely amazing. We just couldn’t go without her. ‘‘I’m looking forward to it, but it will be great when it’s over.’’ While deer are his passion now, Mr Kelland says he grew up on a Merino sheep farm near Omarama in North Otago. He later farmed in partnership with his brother before the family farm was sold. His interesting in deer dates back to the days when he hunted in the hills around North Otago. Mr Kelland says the farming genes are continuing through his daughter, who is a farm advisor in Central Otago, while his son is a builder in Christchurch. Mrs Kelland works part time as a teacher at View Hill School, where she has taught art and has been instrumental in securing a display of artwork from students at the school.

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Ivan Evans is thrilled with the sheep entries for this year’s Oxford Agricultural and Pastoral Show. Mr Evans has been organising the sheep section for 15 years and says the 320 entries for this year’s 110th annual show is up on recent years. ‘‘It’s terrific entries, it’s right up there with other shows. It’s not quite as many as the centennial show when we had 780 entries, but there’s very, very few sheep in the Oxford district now because of dairying. ‘‘Most of those exhibitors come from further afield and they keep coming back, so we must be doing something right.’’ This year’s sheep entries have been swelled by the hosting of three feature shows, for the Perendale, Dorset Down and South Down breeds, by the local Canterbury breed clubs, with exhibitors coming from as far north as Marlborough and as far south as Ashburton. Mr Evans says Shropshire sheep are also being showed at Oxford for the first time, with 14 entries received. This year a promising junior judge, Sam Hughes of Prebbleton, has been invited to judge the Poll Dorset classes.

Success . . . Ivan Evans was pleased to win reserve champion Perendale at last November’s Canterbury A&P Show. FILE PHOTO ‘‘When I rang him you could almost see him jump off the end of the phone. He was

so excited. ‘‘I think this is his first big show, but he’s very keen and that’s what you’ve got to encourage. The sheep industry is not as strong as it used to be, but it’s good to see younger people coming through and we’ve got to keep encouraging them.’’ Mr Evans says a Perendale breeder from Wyndham in Southland is making the trip up to judge the Perendales, while the other judges come from throughout Canterbury. A former sheep farmer, Mr Evans says sheep are very much a hobby for him now. He still runs a small Perendale stud on a lifestyle block near Oxford, although he continues to enjoy some success. Last year he won supreme champion fleece at a fleece competition held during Perendale New Zealand’s annual conference in Otago ‘‘which was a great thrill’’. He is also the Perendale and Cheviot breeds champion for the Canterbury A&P Association, with the role of promoting the breeds. ‘‘It’s a passion and I love doing it, and I love seeing people coming out and helping and enjoying doing it.’’

Show stalwart Jan has seen a few jars She enjoys the variety of the day. The entrants and their interesting selection of Jams, jellies and preserves. Jan Pickering entries, the social, relaxed atmosphere and has seen a few jars of these over the years. the great people she works with. She has been a steward for the jams, ‘‘You can learn a lot from other people’s jellies and preserves section at the Oxford mistakes,’’ she said. And also from the Agricultural and Pastoral Association helpful advice the judges often pass on to Show, for the last 20 years, and a supervisor people who don’t win. for 6 years. ‘‘Some entrants might get discouraged Mrs Pickering, who is a retired registered when they don’t win a prize,’’ Mrs Pickering nurse from Oxford, thought her small said. contribution could attribute to a successful ‘‘We do try and encourage people to keep show day. trying.’’ The judges came from outside the Oxford All these years later it is a role she still enjoys and looks forward to every year. area, mostly from Christchurch, Ashburton

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Growing veges proves a winner 9am for judging,’’ she said. Marlene is also a successful vegetable It will be an early start on Oxford show gardener and competitor in the section. day, as always, for Marlene Fox. She has won the Dr Minty Challenge She is supervisor of the vegetable Cup, awarded for most points in the entries in the home industries section at Oxford show district, 22 times. the Oxford Agricultural and Pastoral ‘‘It involves a lot of work and planning Show which will be held this year at the your garden for the show. At times the Oxford Showgrounds on Easter Saturday, weather doesn’t help. Most of the April 4. afternoon before the show I spend getting This year’s show has been granted my veges ready, as I don’t have time on Royal Event status, with Royal the morning before the show,’’ she said. Agricultural Society medals and sashes ‘‘The beauty of the fruit and vege up for grabs in the home industries section is that you can enter on the day, section. so you can see what is ready in your ‘‘I have been doing this for quite a garden,’’ she said. number of years,’’ she said. ‘‘We have a junior section and it is ‘‘I am at the show from 7.30am, and really good to see the juniors entering would encourage people to come along and it would be great to see a few more early with their exhibits and don’t leave entries.’’ it until the last minute. The shed shuts at Marlene said she had met quite a few By SHELLEY TOPP

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Young people needed Sheep industry awards open

Nominations are open for the annual Sheep Industry Awards. The fourth annual Beef + Lamb New Zealand Sheep Industry Awards will be Young people are being encouraged to presented in Invercargill on Wednesday, consider working in the rural sector. July 1, to find the country’s top performing New Zealand Young Farmers chief executive Terry Copeland says his sheep farmers, breeders, and industry innovators. organisation is working to promote rural Last year the Zino family from Hawarden career opportunities to school children. won the Blackdale sheep industry supplier Mr Copeland says rural sector experts estimate 50,000 new jobs will be created by of the year award. 2025 ‘‘and that doesn’t even begin to scratch ‘‘It’s fitting that the New Zealand sheep industry recognises and rewards its top the surface of those who will leave the performers, and in doing so profiles the industry over the next decade’’. significant contribution it makes to the However, there is a growing disconnection with the rural sector as a New Zealand economy,’’ says Beef + Lamb NZ chief executive Dr Scott Champion. growing number of children in urban areas ‘‘Productivity levels have improved have little or no connection with farming. dramatically over the past 20 years. ‘‘If you go back a generation or two, everybody was related to someone who was Terry Copeland. Lambing percentages are 20 percent higher farming, but it’s not the case anymore. So than they were in 1995 and lamb carcass weights are up 28%. we need to work harder to get the message foothold in there. ‘‘This improvement is down to expert ‘‘The current chairman of our board, out there in schools.’’ farm management, the application of great Mr Copeland says he is aware of just two Cole Groves, was an Auckland city kid and now he’s a 50/50 sharemilker in Canterbury science on farm and genetics. These are the South Island schools which have a nearby so he’s a great role model for us. Cole didn’t sorts of farming practices that have seen school farm ­ Rangiora High School and our sheep flock continue to produce the get much support from his school when he Waitaki Boys’ High School (Oamaru) ­ and highest quality protein possible and New wanted to do agriculture, so we’ve got to half a dozen in the North Island. break down those barriers.’’ However, he is aware of several new Zealand sheep farmers continue to lead the He says his organisation is in good heart world.’’ initiatives to provide opportunities for Dr Champion is inviting farmers, students including the Ministry of Primary with a growing membership, particularly in sheepmeat processors and others in the high schools with the TeenAg clubs Industries and the Ministry of Education enjoying a 40 per cent increase in industry to join the organisation in developing an agri­business course in a membership over the last 12 months. school in the North Island. celebrating the best of the best, and getting their nominations in for this year’s awards. ‘‘Schools are buying into the value of ‘‘We also need to consider how do we Mark and Rachael Zino run Zino having a TeenAg club in terms of offering bring agriculture examples into the Holdings Ltd in partnership with Mark’s leadership and opportunities for students existing curriculum in subjects like and it helps to future proof our economics, science and maths. At the end brother Sam and his wife Keri, farming membership. of the day we want to attract the best and sheep, beef and deer on 1050 hectares near Hawarden. ‘‘We want to have TeenAg clubs in 120 brightest and not just rely on those students ‘‘A lot of farmers see that when their secondary schools across the country by the who take agriculture as a subject.’’ end of next year ­ that’s 25%. It’s what we lambs go off in a truck their work is Mr Copeland says it is also possible can effectively do with our resources. If we finished, but I see that as only half the job NCEA credits could be received for had more funding and more field officers initiatives run through TeenAg clubs in we could do a lot more in a shorter schools. However, he says the challenge remains timeframe.’’ Mr Copeland says New Zealand Young reaching into the large urban population Farmers is also connecting with primary centres, particularly Christchurch and Auckland. A field officer has recently been school children through its AgriKids programme. employed in Auckland to try to connect ‘‘Kids are learning where food comes with secondary schools in the city. from and how it relates to the environment, ‘‘There are as many secondary school and we working with the industry to try and students in Auckland as there are in rural get schools visiting farms.’’ New Zealand, so it is important to get a By DAVID HILL

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Southbrook, Sefton Win for Rga bowls to contest club final Southbrook and Sefton will contest the Canterbury Country Combined Cricket final on Sunday at Mainpower Oval. This means the final round robin fixtures this coming Saturday are largely irrelevant, as both finalists made their places secure in the weekend. It was an easy task for Sefton as its opponent South Malvern was unable to field a team. Southbrook matched up to Leeston / Southbridge, last season’s champions, which was in the game at 105/2 at drinks. That position declined rapidly to be all out for 166 to the unlikely wiles of Matt Brine who claimed five wickets. He then backed up his batting heroics of last week to lead his team to a conclusive victory, losing just two wickets. Leeston/Southbridge 166 (T Doyle 60; M Brine 5/12, D Power 2/27) lost to Southbrook 167/2 (Brine 81no, Boyle

25no). The North Canterbury second and third grade finals were played resulting in victories to Swannanoa and Rangiora. Hagley Park cricket venue groundsman Rupert Bool starred for Swannanoa with a century and although Kyle Brown responded with 75, the season front runners were well beaten. Rangiora was the favourite in the third grade final, but did make a small run chase hard work. A useful 39 from former Country representative Simon Murphy helped it get up by three wickets. Second Grade Swannanoa 241/9 (R Bool 114, K McCord 37no, R Drake 33) beat Ohoka 175 (K Brown 74; H Ryan 5­25). Third grade Ohoka 112 (D McLorinan 39; F Hill 4/24, R Wilson 3/30) lost to Rangiora 115/7 ( S Murphy 39).

Rangiora Bridge Club results Saturday Afternoon Thomas Pairs: North/South: Suzette McIlroy / Beverley Brain 1. East/West: Helen Paterson / Heather Waldron. Monday Afternoon Three Day Match: N/S: Anita Hindmarsh / Des Steere 1,

Kareen McKay / Bunty Marshall 2, Linda Joyce / Jenny Shore 3. E/W: Judith Calder / Denise Lang 1, Helen Paterson / Julie Brown 2, Geoff Swailes / Carol Swailes 3. Wednesday Evening Anniversary Pairs: N/S: Hillary Lakeman / Liz Partridge 1, Jenny Story / Peter Story 2, Brian Borrell / Jack Lyon 3. E/W: Linda Hanham / Jeanette Joyce 1, Dawn Simpson / Gaynor Hurford 2, Pauline Miller / Richard Peter 3.

Winning combination . . . The Rangiora Bowling Club with their trophy in Palmerston PHOTO: SUPPLIED North last weekend. The Rangiora Bowling Club took top honours at the Bowls New Zealand men’s interclub final at Palmerston North last weekend. The team of (from left to right) Alf Clack, John Chatterton, Mike Ebel, Trevor Skerten, Rick Day, Roger Shadbolt, Terry Hocking and Mark McGill was thrilled with their win.

Rick Day won all five of his singles games, while the pairs combination of Trevor Skerten and Mark McGill won four of their five games. The team won in the end on differential. It was an impressive result, especially given Mark McGill is only a fourth year player and therefore still classed as a junior.


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with spa bath. The master bedroom has access to the delightful roof patio, for those evenings taking in the views of the Marlborough hills and amazing sunsets, and is also wired for a spa if desired.

Most rooms have access to the Bose sound system and Daiken air conditioning. The 20m two lane heated lap pool with auto cover and water feature adjoins the fabulous outdoor entertaining courtyard complete with gas fire, barbecue and gas braziers.

Spacious open plan living with double side gas fire, a formal lounge/media room adjoins and an office with indoor outdoor access allows for the work at home option. Kitchen complete with butlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pantry and for the coffee connoisseur, the ultimate coffee work station.

Four generous double bedrooms, master with impressive walk-in wardrobe and en suite complete

Auto security gates with intercom and remote control, data cabling throughout, four car garaging with

auto high stud doors, and not to be overlooked, the temperature controlled wine cellar. 504sq m home built to the most exacting standards in approximately 2008 on a private 1044sq m section adjoining a small creek. A full list of chattels, specifications, features and contractors is available from the marketing agent. With a rating value of $1,710,000 our vendors invite offers. Having a registered valuation at $1,925,000 they are genuine in their desire to move on.

The salespeople to call in the Marlborough region. Chris Abb bott 027 43 35 28 872

Allan Giffo ord 027 226 23 379

Farmlands Real Estate, Cnr Kinross & Redwood Streets, Blenheim

Ron Skews 027 432 5859

Residential, lifestyle and rural real estate

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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 Milfos rotary with ACRs Protrack Vantage and walk over teat spray, In shed feeding with molasses 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 approximately 750 cows and a range of modern plant. | Property ID RA1628

New Listing | 325 Mairaki Road, Fernside


New Listing | 75 Willowside Place, Amberley


Think Outside The Square. Use your imagination as to what this amazing 947m2 home could be used for. The possibilities are endless - run your business from home, small conferences or a B&B. Formal lounge, formal dining room, TV room, library, seven bedrooms, four bathrooms and storage galore. Three car, internal access garaging. Beautif ul views of the mountains, the flow of city lights and the rural vista. RV $1,560,000. | Property ID RA1632


Your New Home Awaits. This property is conveniently located close to sports facilities, primary school and growing shopping precinct. The neutral décor home consists of three double bedrooms, the master with walk-in wardrobe and en suite, open plan kitchen/dining & family room, plus a separate living room and study. The family bathroom has separate shower, luxurious freestanding bath and vanity. The living room and master bedroom have access to a north facing deck to relax and enjoy the afternoon sun. Design your own garden for the generous 1,100m2 section. | Property ID AM1009

Open Home

4 Hectares

James Murray 027 436 8103 Canterbury

Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119 Canterbury

By negotiation

By appointment


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


Saturday 1.30 to 2.00pm


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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New Listing | Amberley


Clarkville | 107 Baynons Road


Affordable Sections - Conway Country Estate. Only 10 affordable sections left in this desirable subdivision located on the west side of Amberley Township. Amberley has seen tremendous growth over the past couple of years with many new homes being built and a new shopping centre with Countdown supermarket. Sections are walking distance to the local sporting facilities and primary school and Amberleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s amenities. Covenants in place to protect your investment. Build your dream home and enjoy the relaxed lifestyle that is on offer in Amberley. | Property ID AM1010


Potential Business Options. This substantial greenhouse operation consists of 8,500m2 of plastic houses previously growing cucumbers. With an excellent water consent and large coal fired boiler, as well as a range of support buildings, this property could be used for a number of ventures or the cucumber operation could be reestablished. The home is a substantial four bedroom, three living area permanent material dwelling with office and two car garage. There is also a separate 48m2, one bedroom cottage.Located just 12km from Belfast. Price includes extensive plant inventory. | Property ID RA1627


1,108m2 - 1,289m2

From $137,500

By appointment


Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

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

4 Hectares

By appointment


Maurice Newell 027 240 1718 Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425

Open Home

Amberley Beach







Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

56 Grierson Avenue 809m2

134 Double Corner Road Amberley

Open Home Saturday 2.30 to 3.15pm. Enjoy the peace and quiet of rural living at this magical spot. The manageable small holding with three paddocks is ideal for some pet sheep or a pony for the kids. The beautifully presented home includes five bedrooms plus a good sized study or sixth bedroom with a charming, sheltered garden. Enjoy the amazing views of the garden and out to the ocean from the sunny dining room. Both the family room and lounge room have cathedral ceilings. | Property ID AM1007

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





70 Garrymere Road 8.6 Hectares

230 Cottles Road 37.9 Hectares

Offers invited over $730,000

By negotiation

plus GST (if any)



Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425

Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425 Irrigated Bareland. 25 hectares irrigated 12 litres per second (2038), 12 hectares un-irrigated with several creeks. Larger block deer fenced into eight paddocks with deer/cattle yards. Natural shelter plus trees. Flat to gentle river terraces adjacent to Ashley River. North facing, with amazing views. Private, peaceful location at the end of a no-exit road. Idyllic building site subject to issue of Title, with a flexible possession date. Adjacent, partially irrigated 35 hectares available for lease. | Property ID RA1510

James Murray 027 436 8103 Canterbury

Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119 Canterbury

Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425 Canterbury

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718 Canterbury

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

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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Contact me now to find out about my special listing package!

Marilyn Te Amo Licensed Sales Consultant Contact me on p: 03 327 8131 or 03 313 9977 m: 027 253 5005 e: marilyn.teamo@waimakrealestate.co.nz RANGIORA 54a Victoria Street



SEFTON 25 Pembertons Road




Just a couple of minutes walk to school, service centre and other village amenities. This charming 3 double bedroom home features open plan living opening to private courtyard and also sun soaked entertaining deck. The 759m2 corner section offers privacy, fruit trees, kids play area, chook run and space for veggie garden. A truly country lifestyle can be had here. A single garage and carport complete the picture.

OXFORD 2 Rata Street PRESENTATION AND LOCATION Only a few minutes walk to the CBD of Rangiora with its boutique shopping and café culture. This beautifully restored 2, 3 or 4 bedroom home is really family sized and full of charm and character. With a magic deck and kids play area, outdoor entertaining is a must! Featuring a designer kitchen with all the trimmings, excellent dining space and large lounge with yunca fire. This is truly a property that must be viewed to be appreciated.

KAIAPOI 99 Williams Street PH 03 327 8131

Waimakariri Realty Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008

OPEN HOME: Sun 3.00—3.30pm Web ID: WRE11533

Marilyn Te Amo 027 253 5005



OPEN HOME: Sun 2.00—2.30pm Web ID: WRE11524

Marilyn Te Amo 027 253 5005


All permanent materials with great location in central Oxford close to school, shops, cafés and more. This 2 double bedroom home is very spacious with bonus conservatory. Sited on 809m2 section, single garage, glasshouse, fully fenced. This is an ideal property for 1st home buyers or investors.

RANGIORA 207 High Street PH 03 313 9977


OPEN HOME: Sun 1.00—1.30pm Web ID: WRE11554

Marilyn Te Amo 027 253 5005

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

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$295,000 plus GST FABULOUS 10 ACRE BUILDING SITE Situated just a few minutes from Rangiora and close to Fernside Primary School finds this 10 acre building site with excellent rural and mountain views. Power and telephone will be provided to the boundary and a new well will be established by the vendor.

Doug Guthrie 027 488 0667

Web ID: WRE11561

AMBERLEY 58D Osborne Road

Neg over $480,000

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WOODEND 7 Somerset Place

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Neg over $435,000


QUALITY PLUS! Beautifully presented private family home in quiet culde-sac close to school, shops and public transport. This immaculate home of 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, internal access double garage with hothouse, 2 storage sheds also offers exquisite landscaped garden and additional parking for caravan or boat.

PEGASUS 18 Aroha Street

OPEN HOME: Sun 1.00—1.30pm Web ID: WRE11509

Russell Clifford 0274 343 122

Neg over $469,000



All you will say is “WOW” what a funky home with so many opportunities. This unique 262sqm home is sited on a generous 2869sqm private rear section near the end of Osborne Road. This substantial home comprises of 4 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms/3 toilets, spacious sunny kitchen, 2-3 living areas, study and internal access garaging for 2 possible 3 cars plus loads of off street parking for a caravan, boat or motorhome. The stunning use of timber throughout and unique and quirky layout sets a really nice atmosphere for you to relax and enjoy. Viewing by appointment only.

RANGIORA 22 Taunton Place


Web ID: WRE11517

Adrian Louttit 027 430 7750

Neg over $535,000




The modern fun family friendly layout of this home comprises of 4 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms a large open plan entertainers kitchen with fantastic island bench, sunny open plan living/dining, a large second lounge, study nook and internal access 2 car garage. There is plenty of off street parking plus a secure fenced area for you boat, caravan or motorhome. Situated a short walk from the new playground and reserve, and handy to the new Arlington shopping complex and in zone for Ashgrove Primary. Call today to view!

RANGIORA 7 El Alamein Avenue

OPEN HOME: Sun 1.45—2.15pm Web ID: WRE11551

Adrian Louttit 027 430 7750

Neg over $465,000



FIRST HOME OR INVESTMENT WITH IMMEDIATE INCOME!! This modern less than 2 year old permanent material home is situated on a secure 623sqm family sized section offering you a load of off street parking and a secure easy care garden for kids and pets to play. Currently tenanted at $450.00 per week with long term tenants in place and wanting to stay, this 3 double bedroom, 2 bathroom home is perfectly positioned to get all day sun creating a warm and comfortable space to enjoy all year round. This is a wonderful secure investment or ideal first home.

KAIAPOI 99 Williams Street PH 03 327 8131

OPEN HOME: Sun 1.00—1.30pm Web ID: WRE11560

Adrian Louttit 027 430 7750

This exciting thoughtfully designed family residence is bursting at the seams with features that will tick all the boxes on your shopping list. Comprising of 4 double bedrooms, 2 stunning bathrooms both with beautiful tiled showers, elegant entertainer’s kitchen with 9 00mm freestanding oven, large open plan living with heat pump and woodsman wood fire with wetback, spacious drive through tandem garage with attic storage all set on an easy care 502sqm section. Outstanding price.

RANGIORA 6 Oakwood Drive

OPEN HOME: Sun 10.00—10.30am Web ID: WRE11562

Adrian Louttit 027 430 7750



WHEN LOCATION & LAYOUT MATTER!! The family friendly floor plan of this home provides 4 wonderful spacious bedrooms including a stunning master with walk-in-robe and ensuite; there is a spacious main bathroom and separate guest toilet, a separate laundry and an internal access 2 car garage. The stylish open plan kitchen and family area will be sure to impress as they open out to the private fully fenced garden and outdoor entertaining area. There is a second lounge perfectly positioned to take in the late afternoon/ evening sun making for a warm enjoyable space to retreat to after a hard day’s work.

WOODEND 16 Thornley Place

OPEN HOME: Sun 2.30—3.00pm Web ID: WRE11546

Adrian Louttit 027 430 7750




Tucked away on a very private secure 809sqm section finds this beautifully presented spacious 4 double bedroom family home offering you the lifestyle you and your family deserve. Boasting a spacious family sized lounge with french doors that open out to your superbly positioned quality kwila deck, an open plan kitchen with breakfast bar that compliments the spacious open plan dining/family area, 2 bathrooms, a separate laundry and an internal access double garage and OSP with space for a trailer, boat or caravan.

RANGIORA 207 High Street PH 03 313 9977


OPEN HOME: Sun 12.15—12.45pm Web ID: WRE11550

Adrian Louttit 027 430 7750

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

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

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Equestrian HORSE GRAZING avail­ able. Leithfield, 800m track, stables and a range of paddocks. Call Cath 021 0236 1099 to discuss your needs.

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This week’s open homes in North Canterbury

Thursday March 26th Kaiapoi 4.30pm


26 Sterling Crescent

Belfast 12.00pm

Harcourts Twiss Keir

Saturday March 28th Amberley

12.00pm 1.30pm 1.30pm

Belfast 12.00pm


10.00am 10.00am 11.00am 11.00am 11.00am 11.00am 12.00pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 2.00pm

12.30pm 2.00pm 2.00pm 12.30pm

2.00pm 1.00pm 2.00pm 2.00pm 2.00pm 2.00pm 12.30pm 1.30pm 1.30pm 2.30pm

New Brighton 3.00pm

Pegasus 12.30pm 12.45pm 1.30pm 2.30pm 11.00am 1.00pm

Waikuku 2.30pm

Wainoni 1.30pm


12.00pm Farmlands Real Estate 12.00pm Farmlands Real Estate 1.00pm Harcourts Twiss Keir 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 2/23 Richill Street Harcourts Twiss Keir 1.30pm 1.45pm 17 Tuhoe Avenue Harcourts Twiss Keir 2.00pm 13 Tuhoe Avenue Harcourts Twiss Keir 2.00pm 1 Toa St, Beach Grove Harcourts Twiss Keir 2.00pm 14 Tuhoe Ave, Beach Grove Harcourts Twiss Keir 2.00pm 14 & 18 Toa St, Beach Grove Harcourts Twiss Keir 2.00pm 4Tapautu Street, Beach GroveHarcourts Twiss Keir 2.00pm 20 Sincock Place Harcourts Twiss Keir 3.00pm 31B Vickery Street Harcourts Twiss Keir 3.00pm 2 Cattemole Street Harcourts Twiss Keir 3.15pm 20 Blackburn Street Harcourts Twiss Keir 3.15pm 11a Carters Road 75 Willowside Place 3 Courage Road

12.30pm 1.15pm 2.00pm 3.00pm

5 Kawakawa Street 22 Pahua Street 81 Kawari Drive 33 Blackadder Road

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

58 Huntingdon Drive 23 Riverview Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

1.00pm 2.00pm 2.00pm 3.00pm

57 Massey Crescent

Harcourts Twiss Keir


3.00pm 3.00pm

49 Park Terrace

Harcourts Twiss Keir


13 Ontario Place

Harcourts Twiss Keir

Sunday March 29th Ashley 4.00pm


258 Marshmans Road

12.00pm 2.30pm 3.00pm

Loburn 2.30pm


11.00am 11.45am 1.00pm 2.00pm 3.00pm 3.00pm

Pegasus Harcourts Twiss Keir

Harcourts Twiss Keir


16 Giles Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

12.30pm 2.00pm 1.30pm 1.30pm 1.30pm 1.45pm 3.00pm 2.15pm 2.30pm 2.30pm 2.30pm 2.30pm 4.00pm 2.45pm 3.30pm 4.00pm 4.00pm 4.00pm

20 Sincock Place 1 Toa Street, Beach Grove 97 Robert Coup Road 31B Vickery Street 2 Cattemole Street 48 Fuller Street 26 Sterling Crescent 18 Lillian Street 20 Blackburn Street 17 Tuehoe Avenue 100a Otaki Street 25 Beachvale Drive 14 Tuhoe Avenue, Beach Grove 5 Murray Place 7 Keating Street 127 Ohoka Road 6 Foxton Drive 8 Foxton Drive

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1.00pm 3.00pm 3.30pm

26 Terrace Road 86E Leithfield Road 73 Leithfield Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir


12 Makerikeri Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

1.30pm 2.45pm 2.30pm 3.45pm

145 Dawsons Road 71 Cullen Avenue Millfield 10 Keetly Place 99 Cullen Avenue Millfield

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

11.30am 12.15pm 1.30pm 2.45pm 3.30pm 3.30pm

7F Olivea Place 70 Victoria Street 2 Rata Street 3 Stonebridge Lane 2 Littles Road 30 Littles Road

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


18 Aroha Street

Waimak Real Estate


Harcourts Twiss Keir

St Albans 2.30pm


30 Caithness Street

11.30am 1.45pm

2/23 Richill Street






10.45am 11.00am 11.30am 12.00pm 12.00pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 3.30pm

11.15am 11.30am 12.00pm 12.30pm 12.30pm 1.45pm 1.45pm 1.30pm 1.30pm 1.30pm 4.15pm

8 Tommy Street 19 Te Haunui Lane 1 Coulter Street 51 Aroha Street 11 Chimera Street 37 Kawari Drive 57 Tutaipatu Avenue 90 Kawari Drive 15 Pahua Street 86 Kawari Drive 43 Pegasus Main Street

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

11.30am 1.30pm 1.00pm 1.30pm 1.30pm 1.30pm 1.45pm 1.30pm 2.00pm 2.15pm 2.30pm 2.30pm 3.00pm 3.00pm 3.00pm

58 Huntingdon Drive 18/3 Reeves Road 5 Foster Place 7 El Alamein Avenue 5/29 Ivory Street 16 Martyn Street 23 Riverview Road 3/92 White Street 7/29 Ivory Street 22 Taunton Place 54a Victoria Street 14 Koura Drive 37 Belgrave Drive 39 Belgrave Drive 6 Oakwood Drive

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


25 Pembertons Road

Waimak Real Estate

57 Massey Crescent

Harcourts Twiss Keir

49 Park Terrace 3 Ensors Place 14 Allin Drive

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

14 James Drive 7 Somerset Place 16 Thornley Place

Harcourts Twiss Keir Waimak Real Estate Waimak Real Estate

63E Mackworth Street

Waimak Real Estate


11.00am 12.30pm 12.30pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.30pm 1.45pm 2.00pm 2.00pm 2.15pm 2.15pm 2.30pm

Sefton 3.00pm

St Albans 2.30pm


Waikuku Beach 11.00am 12.00pm 1.00pm

11.30am 12.45pm 1.45pm

Woodend 12.00pm 1.00pm 2.15pm

12.30pm 1.30pm 12.45pm

Woolston 3.45pm


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Prohibited Fire Season Cancelled Replaced by RESTRICTED FIRE SEASON

Ashley Rural Fire District Public Notice (this notice may be replaced anytime with a Prohibited Fire Season notice) RESTRICTED FIRE SEASON The Ashley Rural Fire Committee (ARFC) as Fire Authority of the Ashley Rural Fire District (ARFD) gives notice to the public that an all year Restricted Fire Season applies to all lands administered by ARFC, within the area described in the Schedule. In all areas administered by the ARFC, no fire within 400m of any Matariki Forest Estate boundary, or of a size greater than 40 cubic metres, shall be lit in any open air except pursuant to a written permit from a Rural Fire Officer. Lighting of open air fires is permitted within the restricted fire season provided the following conditions are complied with: 1. Contact the Fire Authority to obtain a verbal permit number prior to any lighting of open air fires on 0274 809279, or email nzpfire@xtra.co.nz. A Rural Fire Officer will determine whether the fire danger is either low or moderate. A written permit from a Rural Fire Officer will be required if the fire danger is determined to be higher. 2. the size of the fire is no greater than 40 cubic metres in volume 3. the location of the fire is to be no closer than 400m from any boundary of the Matariki Forest Estate 4. No fire shall be lit while a strong wind is blowing or when conditions are such that the fire is likely to spread beyond the area for which the authority was issued. Maximum allowable wind strength is 11kph (Beaufort 2, slight breeze) 5. Obtain a weather forecast (NZ Met Service, 0900 999 25 Canterbury Plains, or 0900 999 26 Canterbury High Country) 6. Notify occupiers of neighbouring properties likely to be affected by smoke drift 7. Any smoke produced from the fire must not pose a risk to road traffic 8. Any material being burnt must not pose an environ mental or health risk 9. The fire must be patrolled until it is completely out. PROVIDED THAT NO SUCH FIRES SHALL BE LIT WHEN HIGH OR GUSTY WINDS ARE PREVAILING, OR WHEN STRONG WINDS ARE FORECAST WITHIN 24HRS People seeking further information or wishing to obtain fire permits can contact the Fire Authority representative on 0274 809279, or email nzpfire@xtra.co.nz.

APRIL MEETING DATES Council Chambers, Amberley 8th Amberley Reserve Committee, 7.30pm 23rd Finance, Audit & Risk Committee 9.30am, followed by the Regulatory Committee (1.00pm) 29th Hurunui Community Committee, 2pm Cheviot Library/Service Centre 22nd Cheviot Reserve Committee 7.30pm Culverden Council Chambers 15th Amuri Community Committee 7.00pm Hawarden Hall 16th Council meeting 9.30am Hawarden (venue to be advised) 20th Hurunui-Waiau Zone Committee 3.00pm The Gallery, Hanmer Springs Library 20th Hanmer Springs Community Board 1.00pm Heritage Hotel, Hanmer Springs 21st Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa Management Committee 9.00am Rugby Rooms, Hawarden 7th Hurunui Tourism Board, 12 noon

Situations Vacant Situations Vacant

The Amberley District Lions Club are hosting their Annual Charity Golf Day Tournament 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.

Reporter Vacancy at The News The News is the most trusted and fastest growing voice of the Hurunui, Kaikoura and Waimakariri districts and is produced weekly from our offices in Amberley and Rangiora. The News is an integral part of the community newspaper network published by Allied Press Ltd, Dunedin, NZ's largest independent publishers with daily, weekly and digital applications. North Canterbury is a fast growing area and as such offers an exciting opportunity for a journalist with proven experience to join the editorial team. This position is based in Amberley and the successful candidate must be a self-starter, enthusiastic, have a nose for a good story, be able to take photos and have a good understanding of the role of a community newspaper. Layout experience would be an advantage but training can be given. Remuneration and other benefits d iscussed at interview. Please send your applications including a Curriculum Vitae to robyn.bristow@thenewsnc.co.nz

TRUCK DRIVER Amberley based

Requirements: • Minimum Class 4 licence • Experience with 8 wheeler truck RR gearbox & operating loader • Great customer service skills & work ethic • Punctual, reliable & responsible & be able to work unsupervised • A good level of physical fitness as some manual labour is required • The ability to work Saturday mornings an advantage Our company offers competitive rates, good hours, modern equipment & a country environment.


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

If this job interests you and you have the qualities above please apply in the first instance by phoning Paul 021 544 446. CV & references will be required.

For successful North Canterbury Horse Safaris Business: Applicant must be a mature, competent, capable, focused horse person, able to ride and handle young horses, plus be able to shoe horses. Must have people, cooking and domestic household skills. Also be prepared to work weekends. Being an experienced first aider and able to speak different languages would be an advantage. Live-in position. Apply: Alpine Horse Safaris Lawrie and Jenny O’Carroll, Waitohi Downs, 310 Creans Road, Hawarden 7385 Ph. 03-314-4293

...the Amberley experience... Like to join the Amberley team, then we’ve got just the right part-time position for you! Applications are invited for this permanent, part-time cleaner role, which involves 16 hours per week during the school term, commencing as soon as can be negotiated with the successful applicant. Please send a covering letter, including the names and contact details of 2 appropriate referees, to the Principal PO Box 148 Amberley, or email to: kohalloran@amberley.school.nz Applications close on Friday 10 April 2015 .… the future is not a place we are going, it is one we are creating...

GENERAL Labourers required, TC and SiteSafe an advantage. Yardman role available. Phone Jade Resourcing 03 327 0656, 66 Ohoka Rd, Kaiapoi.


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


Garage Sales

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.

GARAGE Sale ­ Some­ thing for everyone. 29th March, Sunday. 20 Bloomfield Street, Leith­ field. 9am to 1pm. House clearance.


TOP SOIL, screened and unscreened at Woodend SUMMERFIELD Fencing Landscape Supplies. Open Ltd in your area now. 7 days. Phone 03 312 2003. Lifestyle or farm, sheep, cattle, horse, all types of animals. Fences, yards, Livestock sheds, arenas, shelters, runs. 27 years contract TWO TOOTH RAMS for fencing. John is available to sale. Suffolk, Cheviot and help with your design and Suffolk Cheviot cross. planning. Ph Carol or John Phone 020 4001 7452 or 03 on 03 312 4747. 314 7511.

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

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.

Cedar Heights Hair and Beauty Require

BRICKLAYER / Block Layer, Stone Mason. EQC Repairs and Paving. www.featureworks.co.nz Phone 027 601 3145 or AH 03 313 8838.

Call Amy Roberts 0272 775 390 or 312 5322 1565075

FURNITURE Removal. AXL Transport Ltd. Qual­ ity removals, at the lowest rate possible. South Island wide. Kaiapoi office. Phone 03 327 3216.

Full time Senior Hairstylist / Part time Qualified Beauty Therapist

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


Experienced Guide/Worker

Graeme Knight Principal Rural Fire Officer

Amberley Lions Charity Golf Day

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Situations Vacant Situations Vacant Situations Vacant Health & Beauty

Lifestyle Block House/Pet Sitter Available Rod 022 635 0283

Notice is hereby give that the previously advertised Prohibited Fire Season, which extended over the whole of the Ashley Rural Fire District jurisdictional area, is lifted from midnight Wednesday 25th March 2015, to be replaced by a Restricted Fire Season.

Thursday March 26 2015

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

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



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Full range of black, primed & galv. Products: Pipe, Box, Angle, Flat, P.F.C. Re-Bar & Pre Drilled Base Plates. We can supply cut and deliver Mon-Friday 8-4.30 Sat 8-12pm

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

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

Building Structural Steel

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

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

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

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Call Ben Shore for a free consultation on your tax and accounting needs.

03 314 7640 info@sasl.co.nz 5 Beach Rd, Amberley

Butchery ncn1233331aa

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



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

03 313 2840



Civil and Drainage


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

Driveways Landscaping Retaining Walls Earthworks Foundations

Wastewater Septic Tanks Treatment Plants Drainage Irrigation


Computer Repairs


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

“If it’s broke, let’s fix it”


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


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



Wilson Decorators Ltd


HOURS HOURS 8.30am 8.30am - 12noon 12noon Monday to Monday to Friday Friday

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


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


Allan Pethig For all your electrical needs. Residential & Commercial

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

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


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

(will travel)

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


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

Garry W Mechen

Registered Clinical Dental Techncian

38a Ashley Street, Rangiora






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

Builder For all of your Trades and LOCAL Classified BUILDERS enquiries, Ring Mark 027 229 7310 please for a free quote contact www.longsilver Amanda construction.com at • Licensed Building The News Practitioner • Registered on Master


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

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

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

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

Painters / Decorators






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

Picture Framing


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

Forget the rest - come to the best!




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

FREE PICK UP AND WEIGHED ON SITE Ph (03) 338 7000 â&#x20AC;˘ Ah (03) 312 6553 Mike 0274 818 544 â&#x20AC;˘ Robbie 0274 818 027

Locally owned and operated

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

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Timber Sales

Quality Timber at discounted prices We have a wide range of timber


Waterblasting Ltd Servicing Canterbury Commercial & Residential


â&#x20AC;˘ Graffiti Removal â&#x20AC;˘ Blocked Drains â&#x20AC;˘ Pre Paint Cleaning â&#x20AC;˘ Moss & Algae Removal Cleaning Drains pre winter â&#x20AC;˘ Silicone Sealing (Brick & Block Work) â&#x20AC;˘ Concrete / Driveways / Ashphalt â&#x20AC;˘ Houses â&#x20AC;˘ Schools â&#x20AC;˘ Dairy Sheds CALL NOW FOR A FREE QUOTE


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


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 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 12 noon

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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


Windows & Doors WINDOW MARKET PLACE â&#x20AC;˘ New & Used â&#x20AC;˘ Timber & Aluminium â&#x20AC;˘ Windows & Doors 8am-5pm Weekdays 8am-2pm Saturday 215 Waltham Rd, Sydenham Ph (03) 379 6159 info@windowmarket.co.nz Fax (03) 962 1012 www.windowmarket.co.nz


Water Blasting

Decking Farm packs from $30 150x50 h4 radiata $3.75 per meter Plus fencing, framing and more.

Mike Fairbrother 027 634 9443

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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, good km example. Safe & economical


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



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




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

Was $42,995 Now $40,995


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




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

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.......................................... SOLD 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



1800, just 19,000km a must see!

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


2008 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER 200 VX LTD, 4.5 t/diesel V8, leather, good kms, must see................. $77,995


2.5 AWD, auto, low kms, silver

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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