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Thursday April 9 2015 | Issue 644

Real Estate: Nth Canty property sales.

Served up: Tennis service recognised.

Showtime: Autumn show circuit ends.

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Seagars up for sale in Oxford By SHELLEY TOPP

Bleached . . . The hills behind Hawarden turn white as the drought tightens its grip.


Drought tightens grip By STAFF REPORTERS The drought is tightening its grip on the Hawarden­Waikari, Cheviot and Omihi areas of North Canterbury. The landscapes are bleached white with not a blade of grass in sight. The big dry is one of the worst droughts experienced in the north for years and in some areas, one of the worst ever. In the Hawarden­Waikari area there has been no rain in double digits since the beginning of December and dryland farmers are now struggling to keep condition on stock as prices for

supplementary feed starts to rise. Hawarden farmer, Richard Power, says he drilled green feed two months ago, but it has not struck. ‘‘We have had dry spells before, but this is the first time winter feed hasn’t struck,’’ he says. ‘‘Our real concern is for later on with ewes in late pregnancy. If we don’t have growth leading up to this time, it will be a real worry. At the moment feeding grain is still viable, but hay and baleage is becoming scarce and expensive,’’ says Mr Power. Even with supplementary feed, keeping condition on stock is becoming more of a challenge

every day. Richard says they are going to bring their pre lamb shear forward to mitigate added stress if there isn’t good feed available in winter. ‘‘If they have to go on to bare paddocks from the shed, they may as well go out while the weather is warmer.’’ The bottom quarter of his ewe lambs have been culled and no trading cattle have been bought in this year. With hills and plains resembling dust bowls, the severe flooding during last winter seems a distant memory and farmers just have to keep feeding out until respite comes from some rain. Continued Page 3

Seagars at Oxford, including Seagars Cafe, cook school, kitchen store and bed and breakfast accommodation, is on the market. Jo Seagar, who was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit last year for her services to the community for her Hospice New Zealand work, could not be contacted for comment about the decision to sell her businesses. However, she does confirm her decision to sell in a newsletter headlined ‘‘Business for sale’’ posted on her website. ‘‘There have been a lot of rumours out there but yes, there is truth in this one,’’ she says. ‘‘Seagars at Oxford our cafe ´ , cook school, kitchen store and B&B is for sale. ‘‘I am hoping we find the right new owner who will carry on and develop the extraordinary possibilities of this venture. Oxford is a fabulous town with all the amenities within an easy drive of Christchurch with all its changes, growth and excitement post­quakes. ‘‘A couple of new opportunities have arisen for Ross and I, and a fast

approaching significant birthday have had us thinking about what we’d like to do for the next decade. ‘‘I’m also really enjoying my writing, both for Australian Women’s Weekly and with Jae Frew and the Random Penguin publishing team. ‘‘I am very lucky to be working with wonderful people. ‘‘We are staying in Oxford as we really do love it here, and Ross doesn’t want to leave the Fire Brigade! ‘‘With luck the new business owner would like me to continue with a role in the cook school as I still have a passion for teaching and also love the people who come through the door of the cook school, (I’ve got a lot of friends around the country). ‘‘We have wonderful new opportunities ahead of us. Ross has recently taken a job outside the business and is really enjoying the challenges of his new role. ‘‘I have been developing the cooking tours to Italy ­ and expanding on these such as the Moroccan trip we did last year and a planned Danube cruise from Budapest to Prague later this year.’’

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Wastewater in spotlight By DAVID HILL Making improvements to Mandeville’s wastewater system following last year’s flood is proving to be a challenge. Waimakariri District Council utilities and roading manager Gerard Cleary says the council has been reviewing its wastewater bylaw, while inspections of septic tanks on 290 properties on the Mandeville wastewater system, since the June 10 flood, have identified 259 requiring remedial work. The septic tanks are the responsibility of property owners, who may incur considerable costs. ‘‘We had a major issue in Mandeville in the June flood. Some people were out of service for quite a period of time and we’ve had a number of public meetings following that and there’s been quite a lot of discussion,’’ Mr Cleary says. ‘‘It’s an important issue for the community so we need to do something about it. We don’t think it’s acceptable to have that level of service.’’

Mr Cleary says contractors identified several issues with septic tanks, including the height of access lids being too close to the ground and issues with sealing. The council is proposing a minimum height of 100mm above the ground. ‘‘Some of the lids and the old lead pipes are not sealed and some have wooden surrounds, so the potential for water to get into septic tanks is quite high, which causes problems both for the residents and for the council.’’ A council hearing committee met last month to hear submissions from various parties, on the proposed bylaw changes, including local residents and the Canterbury District Health Board, but decisions have yet to be made. ‘‘The Canterbury District Health Board has some specific provisions for medical waste they wanted included, but otherwise they were in support of what we are trying to do,’’ Mr Cleary says. However, he is aware there are

concerns from local residents and so the council will continue to consult with them before a final decision is made. Mandeville resident Gavin Bennett welcomes the council’s decision for further consultation with local residents. However, he says the septic tanks met the council’s standards at the time of installation. ‘‘My argument is that to introduce retrospective legislation in an arbitrary manner is unjust. ‘‘The winter flooding event and hence the council’s more stringent requirements for septic tanks, should not effectively impose direct costs to the homeowner, as there are numerous other issues that contributed to the flooding effects and not everyone is affected.’’ The Mandeville wastewater system proposals will be discussed at the council’s utilities and roading committee’s meeting on April 21, while changes to the bylaw is a separate matter for the full council to consider.

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Five Stags opens in Rangiora Five stags stole the show at the opening of a ‘‘Kiwi concept’’ restaurant and bar in Rangiora last week. The opening was attended by a large crowd of invited guests. However, it was impossible to ignore the five stunning stags’ heads mounted on the wall beside the bar, the obvious feature in the ‘‘New Zealand hunting­lodge themed’’ decor. Other features include an option to dine al fresco, or sit indoors around a large, central fireplace. There are also two private dining rooms, including a hunter’s hut. The emphasis is on hunting, and providing ‘‘a unique selection of game and classic dishes’’ for the menu. ‘‘Hunting food for everyday folk,’’ the menu says, including grilled Flintstone

ribeye steak. Nibbles of the wild pork belly with caramelised apple sauce, provided on opening night from the menu, were tasty and tender. The owners of the new restaurant and bar, Summit Hospitality, comprising Kerry Mason, of Woodend, his father Bob, of Timaru, and Ronan Kelly, an Irishman now living in Rangiora, say Five Stags is the perfect place for ‘‘after­work drinks, a clan gathering, or celebration with mates’’. Kerry said they were pleased with the opening night and trading since then had been strong. ‘‘We were very happy to have the place full of great people from the community enjoying the food, service and the atmosphere,’’ he said. The opening crowd included Rangi and Iona Karaitiana, of Stewart Island.

‘‘Bob is one of our best mates. We have known him forever. It’s great to be able to come here tonight and support him in this fantastic new venture,’’ Iona said. Five Stags is the first business to open in Rangiora’s new Arlington shops development, in Huntingdon Drive, and the MP for Waimakariri, Matt Doocey, was on hand to help Kerry and Ronan cut the red ribbon. There was also live music from Irish singer/guitarist Luke Murray throughout the evening, and comedy skits from ‘‘Spike’’, a scruffy­looking hunter, the alter ego of character actor Brent Cowels. The new Five Stags Restaurant and Bar is a Lion Breweries design concept and joins others in Wellington, Christchurch, Cambridge, and Hanmer Springs. Summit Hospitality also owns Pineacres Restaurant and Bar.

Dry puts added stress on farmers From Page 1 North Canterbury Rural Support Trust chair, Doug Archbold, says while coping with the drought is bad enough, farmers in North Canterbury face other issues which are adding to their frustrations. ‘‘Proposed rules around nitrate run off levels, the continuing problems in the meat industry and the cheery face of the TV weather forecaster predicting more fine weather only adds to farmers annoyance,’’ he says. ‘‘And to cap this off, nearly all the other parts of the east coast have had useful rain in recent weeks.’’ Mr Archbold says there is a lot of advice available on handling the physical side of the drought with rural bankers, stock agents and vets out among their clients. Many farmers also had discussion groups who met regularly and provided a useful services. ‘‘But there is less advice about handling the human emotions associated with the drought. ‘‘Rural people are used to handling a certain amount of stress ­ it goes with the territory. However if it goes over the top ­ that is when the trouble

starts,’’ he says. Stress, he says, is a normal reaction to changes or events that make you feel ‘‘threatened or upset’’. ‘‘The bodies natural defences kick into gear. They make you feel focused and alert. ‘‘However, too much, or stress over a long period of time, starts damage to your health, your mood, your productivity, your relationships and general quality of life,’’ says Mr Archbold. ‘‘Many farmers may be starting to feel like this after months of unrelenting dry weather. The daily grind of feeding sheep becomes a real chore as you watch food supplies diminish.’’ He says key strategies that may help could be to talk to ‘‘your partner, a neighbour, or maybe friends you meet in a social capacity’’. ‘‘Limit your expectations. try to set yourself small tasks so that you feel better at the end of the day at what you have achieved. try to eat well and have a balanced diet. Keep yourself fit, spend time with friends, and try to get away from the farm, at least for a few hours.

‘‘If you find trouble sleeping, are constantly irritable and generally feeling down, don’t hesitate to talk to your doctor,’’ says Mr Archbold. The Rural Support Trust in conjunction with Beef and Lamb are putting on a function on Tuesday, April 14 at 4.30pm at the Cheviot Hotel. It starts with drinks and a meal and finishes with ‘‘some great speakers’’ at around 8.30pm. ‘‘This is a free night and a great opportunity to get out and you may find that there are many others like you,’’ says Mr Archbold. He says the North Canterbury Rural Support Trust has money available to support Farm Discussion groups, or any local group of farmers, who would like to put on a social function whether in a local hall, woolshed or private home. ‘‘In addition, our Trust has experienced ex farmers, and other rural based people who can lend support and advice on an individual basis . This is a free and confidential service.’’ Meanwhile farmers can ring the Trust’s help line 0800 787 254 or Mr Archbold on 0273400878..

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Long service . . . Bill Skurr’s contribution to the sheep section at the Oxford A&P show were recognised last Saturday with the presentation of an award for his 50 plus years of service. PHOTO: ROBYN BRISTOW.

Service recognised By ROBYN BRISTOW Bill Skurr was eight­years­old when he entered Curly, his pet lamb, in the Oxford Agricultural and Pastoral Show. Curley went on to attend eight shows, graduating to the pet sheep class, and even attending a show with her twin lambs, before being retired. But Bill’s association with the show continued on. He moved on to the sheep section as steward in the South Down section, a job he has done since 1961, barring two years when there were no South Down sheep. His more than 50 years of support and help in the sheep section was recognised at last Saturday’s show with the presentation of a Trophy for his services. ‘‘I am a pretty good judge of South Downs now even though I am only the steward,’’ he said. It required a very early start to get to the sheep pens by 8am to help pen up and organise the section because he also entered vegetables and vintage machinery which he had to have organised before heading to the sheep. Bill says the sheep section is one area of the show where there has been little

change except there is a ‘‘lot more breeds of sheep now’’. He says it is always well supported at Oxford, with this year being one of the strongest with 320 entries because of the show being awarded Royal Event status and the hosting of three feature shows for Perendale, Dorset Down and South Down breeds. ‘‘It’s been a bit special this year,’’ says Bill. And there have been trials and tribulations with sheep escaping and one even being chased down Oxford’s main street before being caught and brought back to the yards. This year was no exception with the ‘‘usual escapees’’, he says. While stewarding occupied most of the morning for Bill he was also one of the last to leave the showgrounds until retiring from Oxford Transport. When everyone else was packing up to go home, Bill would be loading out the gift lambs and other stock, and do a trip to the works at Kaiapoi or take the stock for grazing until there was space at the works. In recent years he has also been involved in trucking beef cattle to and from the show along with sheep.

China relations cemented Kaikoura further cemented its growing relationship with China last week. Mayor Winston Gray says the town hosted China’s Christchurch consul­general Jin Zhijian on his first visit to Kaikoura, after his predecessor made two visits to the tourist town. ‘‘We discussed opportunities going forward. They were interested to know how we see the growth in tourism affecting our community and we talked about collaboration going forward. ‘‘He (Mr Jin) went away and said we were going to keep in touch and keep talking.’’ Mr Gray says with 260,000 Chinese tourists visiting New Zealand last year and that number expected to grow to more than 500,000 in 2020, accommodation is becoming a real issue for Kaikoura. ‘‘We discussed that Kaikoura is in need of a large hotel. ‘‘We have the product they like, but we don’t want to lose sight of re­investing in our tourism infrastructure. Accommodation is becoming an issue for us, so we need to keep ahead of the game. ‘‘The council is encouraging it, but it’s a huge effort to go into hotel development.’’ Mr Gray says Mr Jin also discussed trade opportunities, including the live export of crays and paua. Easter provided the town with a real boost on the back of a strong summer for tourism, Mr Gray adds. ‘‘The numbers were very strong and the streets were busy all weekend.’’

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being done and they had very strict boundaries.’’ Mr Courtney was also instrumental in the formation of Tame ki te Tane (TKT ­ boys to men) to support Maori boys. ‘‘My feeling behind that was that at the time we had a 15­18% Maori population in the school and I believe Maori boys were responsible for 30% of the issues in the school. ‘‘They lacked leadership and a connection with their school and community, and many of the boys were living

without a father.’’ Mr Courtney brought in two local male pastors to spend time with the group, which started with eight to 10 boys and soon grew to 50. Group activities are run within a cultural context and ‘‘we’ve now got boys accepting who they are and where they come from and being proud of who they are’’. Now the older boys mentor the younger boys. In 2011 the Governor­General Sir Jerry Mateparae visited Kaiapoi High School, with the TKT

boys performing the kapa haka. ‘‘Sir Jerry said he was removed from school so he was quite interested in the TKT programme,’’ Mr Courtney says. Mr Courtney also served as head of PE from 1987, until he took over the ‘‘Turnaround’’ programme in 1998, and was instrumental in establishing a sporting wall of fame in the school, which now has 73 inductees. He became school guidance counsellor in 2001.

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Rob Courtney has turned around the lives of countless students. The Kaiapoi High School teacher retired last week after 34 years of service as a physical education (PE) teacher, guidance counsellor and mentor to students. Deputy principal Elizabeth McMeeken says Mr Courtney, who began teaching at the school in 1981, was instrumental in developing new initiatives to reach students who were ‘‘falling out of mainstream education’’. In 1998 he took the lead in an alternative education programme called ‘‘Turnaround’’, where around 20 students had their own home room and Mr Courtney was their main teacher. Mr Courtney says these students were on their last chance. They would meet in the same classroom each day and while other teachers came to provide English, maths and other subject lessons, Mr Courtney was always present to support them and provide discipline where needed. ‘‘The school wanted them to have more physical activities, so we did a lot of biking, a lot of physical exercise and work in the community. ‘‘We had two sessions a week at Kevin Barry’s boxing gym at Belfast and we would bike to Burwood for mountain biking. ‘‘We did a lot of things outside of school, but I have always been a believer that you don’t have to be in the classroom to get educational benefits.’’ Mrs McMeeken says Mr Courtney soon became a ‘‘father figure’’ and a ‘‘rock’’ for these students. ‘‘They found a place which they could connect to and someone they could trust and confide in. ‘‘Those types of students don’t manage changes in routines very well, so Rob held it together for them. ‘‘The whole programme was very transparent. ‘‘They could see what was

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Strong families and Events bring people caring communities to town and around One of the National­led Government’s core values is Strong Families and Caring Communities. Working for strong families and building caring communities is a big driver for me in wanting to succeed as a Member of Parliament and in working towards the wellbeing of the Waimakariri. In my Maiden Speech in Parliament I spoke about how, for me, it’s all about families. I want mums and dads to have better jobs and better incomes, I want their children to have the best education so they can achieve what they want in their lives, I want grandparents to have access to the best healthcare and security in their retirement, and I want families to grow up in safer communities. Over the coming months a number of changes will kick in to make life better for New Zealand families. From April 1, paid parental leave increases by two weeks from 14 to 16 weeks, with another two weeks increase this time next year. Also this month, the adult minimum

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wage rises to $14.75 and Government is doubling its support for first­home buyers with a new HomeStart package that will help around 90,000 lower and middle­income first­home buyers into their home over the next five years. If you have any questions about your eligibility for this, please ring my offices. Benefit rates and superannuation payments also increase this month ­ and this includes student allowances, student loan living costs, foster care allowances and the rates of supplementary assistance. From July 1, free doctors’ visits and prescriptions will be extended to children up to the age of 13 years and families with a standard car will be $135 year better off as ACC levies are reduced. By responsibly managing our economy to lock in the sustainable growth needed to support more jobs and higher incomes, we can help families to get ahead. And that’s what it’s all about.

Last weekend’s Oxford Show was one of those annual events where the district showcases itself to the wider public. Great weather, big crowd, lots going on ­ what more could one ask for? Oxford does this sort of thing rather well. Every couple of months or so there is an event that is designed to bring people into the town. Some of the people who come for the event will come back for a coffee at a local cafe ˆ , or a picnic at Ashley Gorge, because they know they can come to somewhere that it is at the end of a pleasant drive and where there are places to relax at the end. In the Waimakariri, visitors are important. Lacking a major tourist or visitor attraction, such as a Hanmer or a ski­ field, we have to rely on making sure that we do have is attractive and worth the drive. This means our town centres ­ all of them ­ have to be seen as good places to stop and shop, our beaches and picnic areas welcoming, our parks pleasant and interesting for children. We can see things happening that will

bring more people in. Te Kohaka o Tuhaitara Trust, for instance, is doing great work in the coastal strip between the Waimakariri and Waikuku, opening up trails and native planting areas and putting in interpretive signs. I have no doubt that this will become a major visitor attraction alongside the nearby beaches. As the town centres revive in Kaiapoi and Rangiora, new shops are going to bring in more foot traffic ­ and from personal observation I have seen how busy it is getting around the Rangiora Town Hall. Soon, major roadworks at the High­ Ivory­Ashley corner will be completed, which along with other improvements coming to the Rangiora and Kaiapoi town centres and the Kaiapoi riverbanks will make our two main towns great places to visit. And, of course, a lot has been happening, or is on the way, in Oxford, Southbrook and Pegasus. It all goes to remind us that growth is not only about population, it is also about growing our businesses and encouraging outsiders to visit and spend their money!

Rockers of Ages choir A daytime choir in Kaiapoi ­ Rockers of Ages ­ is for elders and aspiring elders with Nikki Berry and Gary Easterbrook. It is a chance to sing contemporary and world music in four part harmony in a welcoming, fun environment. No auditions, no experience necessary. We run during school terms only. Term two: 21 April ­ 1 July Tuesdays, 2pm ­ 4pm, Kaiapoi Baptist Church, 67 Fuller Street, Kaiapoi. Cost: Donation. (Suggested range: $2 ­ $10.00 per week) Bookings helpful. Book online www.themuse.org.nz or Phone The Muse, 0800 THEMUSE, (0800 843 687). Boot sale and variety stalls market A boot sale and variety stalls market starts at 2pm and runs to 6pm on Saturday, April 25. Art and craft, produce, new and used items, vehicle sand stalls welcome ­ $10 up to 3.5m x 3.5m. Kaikoura Primary School grounds (School hall if wet). A Kaikoura Integrated Family Health Centre fundraiser. Contact Marlene (03) 319 5759. Enrol for TimeBank Hurunui Learning Exchange events Spanish, Wednesday, April 15 to May 20, 7.30pm to 9pm, Amberley. Get ready for that dream trip to Spain or Latin America and keep your brain active. Learn basic Spanish and about Spanish culture from native speaker Jesus Latorre. Gallipoli 100 Years On, Thursday, April 23, 6.30pm to 7pm, Amberley. This will be a talk by James Drewery who has visited Gallipoli and has a passion for New Zealand military history. James is directing Anzac Day’s Amberley Lions/RSA play about Gallipoli and the events leading up to WWI. For details and to enrol, call 314 3406, email tbhlearningexchange@gmail.com or go to timebanks.org/page/learning­exchange­programme.

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Sold out . . . Suzanne Prentice is heading to Kaiapoi to a sold­out concert.

New Zealand’s own Country music legend, Suzanne Prentice is heading north this weekend to sing at a sold­out concert in Kaiapoi. The concert will be held in the Kaiapoi Club on Sunday. The Invercargill singer, was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 1995 Queen’s Birthday Honours for her services to music, and this year she is celebrating 40 years as a busy professional entertainer. She is a big name on the international stage too, but these days she is ‘‘pacing’’ herself so she can fit in more time with her family, especially three much­loved grandchildren. ‘‘I just do the shows I want to do now. I plan my year well in advance,’’ she said. She still loves to sing though and is really looking forward to the Kaiapoi concert where her special guest will be Rangiora’s Craig Adams, whose high energy style of country rock has helped make him three times New Zealand Country Music Awards Best Male Artist Finalist.

Prentice has known Adams for five or six years and said it was always a pleasure to sing with him. ‘‘Of all the young country stars coming through Craig is one who has got a good shot at succeeding internationally,’’ she said. ‘‘He has the X factor,’’ Adams released his debut album, Country High last year which has been selling well. Prentice said she had performed in Kaiapoi many years ago. ‘‘They have a really nice furniture shop there (Blakeleys) don’t they?’’ She was looking forward to visiting the town again, and also performing at the smaller club venue. ‘‘I don’t usually do clubs, but this year I thought I would like to do six or seven throughout New Zealand.’’ She is performing at the Woolston Club in Christchurch this Saturday too, where Adams will be her special guest also. She enjoys the more intimate nature of the smaller venues because it is possible to have a better rapport with people in the crowd. ‘‘You can talk to people,’’ she said.

Field of Remembrance A White Cross ceremony will be held in Cheviot on April 20. The Cheviot Area School is inviting members of the community to join them at a World War 1 commemorative ceremony on the school grounds. During the ceremony students will place 67 white, named crosses in memory of New Zealand’s fallen soldiers. Thirty of the crosses have been provided by the Ministry of Education and Field of Remembrance Trust and another 37 are for the fallen soldiers from the Cheviot County, as named on the Cenotaph. The 37 crosses of the local soldiers will be removed on April 24 and installed at the Cheviot Cenotaph during the parade on April 25. Remembering . . . A Field of Remembrance will be laid out in the Cheviot Area School FILE PHOTO. grounds on April 20.

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Rescue haven for mini horses By SHELLEY TOPP The big smiles say it all. This is a rescue haven for mini horses, but it’s clear that all the people here who care for them also have a lot of fun with their equine friends. Jenny and Lindsay Heperi’s Mini Ha Ha Rescue Haven, in Fernside, near Rangiora, is home to 12 miniature horses, two donkeys, a kune kune pig, two goats and two Australian shepherd dogs The Heperi’s rescue, re­educate, rehabilitate and re­home mini horses. The non­profit organisation is a labour of love and both have other jobs. Lindsay is an engineer with Water Force and Jenny runs her own interior decorating business, Simply Colours Curtains and Blinds. It’s a big commitment caring for so many animals. They have help from five young volunteers twice a week, including two of their neighbours, Ruby Marquet, aged 8, and Lily Christie, aged 7, plus Abbey Lumber, aged 12, and Taisayia Steer, aged 13, also from Fernside, and Rangiora teenager Sarah Matheson, aged 15. Sarah is also a volunteer for North Canterbury Riding for the Disabled. Sarah said working with the miniature ponies was quite different from working with bigger horses. ‘‘They are much more sensitive.’’ Jenny agrees. Miniature horses needed


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Fun time . . . Sarah Matheson, aged 15, left, with Charlie Brown, Ruby Marquet, aged 8, with Maggie May, Abbey Lumber, aged 12, with PHOTO SHELLEY TOPP Honour, and Lily Christie, aged 7, with Archie, at Jenny and Lindsay Heperi’s Mini Ha Ha Rescue Haven in Fernside. to be included in the family life of their caregivers. They also formed strong bonds with each other. ‘‘When two minis have lived together for a period of time they need to stay together,’’ Jenny said. ‘‘They are very social and very intuitive. They line up at the gate when the kids arrive.’’ Because of this, every effort is made when the ponies are re­homed to ensure they go to a place where they will be a very important member of the family. New owners must be able to qualify under Jenny’s strict 10­point check list which also includes the need for equine companionship and suitable paddock

accommodation, with shelter from all weather conditions. At Mini Ha Ha Horse Haven, the children are taught how to care for, handle and exercise the ponies with patience, gentleness and kindness. ‘‘They each have two ponies that they work with on a regular basis and they share the rest,’’ Jenny said. ‘‘They are not allowed to have favourites though. They are all special.’’ Lily said she enjoyed helping out at Mini Ha Ha and spending time with the ponies. ‘‘We get to love them. Mostly I always have Archie. He’s the oldest and will always trot with me,’’ she said. Ruby and Lily have both been helping with the ponies since they were 4 years

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Best window . . . Stan’s Pharmacy manager Stan Barnett receives the prize for the best harvest window display, as voted on Facebook during Rangiora Harvest Week, from harvest week co­ordinator Belinda Topp. The prize was a $250 advertising voucher from The News. PHOTO: RANGIORA PROMOTIONS Second prize went to The Wool Shop.

All hands on deck . . . Residents help prepare quince jelly for sale at the Fe ˆte Day at PHOTO: SUPPLIED. Adriel on April 14.

Feˆte preparations in Funds needed by council full swing at Adriel

Waimakariri youth have secured a concert from a big name New Zealand artist, provided the money can be raised. Northland singer / songwriter Jamie McDell has been lined up to play in the Rangiora Town Hall, but the Waimakariri Youth Council needs to raise $7000 to keep the ticket price down. The concert follows Waimakariri securing a concert from Nelson duo Broods in August last year. However, while the Waimakariri Youth Council secured the funding, the concert had to be held in Christchurch due to the lack of a venue in the district. ‘‘Now that we have the venue we need to use it and we want to bring more big name acts to Rangiora. We want to bring these events to Rangiora, rather than just having them go to Christchurch. But to do that we need sponsorship,’’ Waimakariri District Council youth development officer Tina Curry says. New Zealand record company Starlight Entertainment is sponsoring the concert, but there is still a $7000 shortfall to subsidise the ticket price to make it affordable for local youth. Tina says tickets to Jamie McDell concerts are normally $60. Jamie McDell, who comes from Mangawhai, north of Auckland, recently appeared as a guest artist on X Factor New Zealand, performing her new song

Jamie McDell. ‘‘Back of My Mind’’ with New Zealand band Thirsty Merc. Her debut single ‘‘You’ll Never Take That Away’’ peaked at number 11 in the New Zealand Music Charts in 2012 and was certified gold, while her first album ‘‘Six Strings and a Sailboat’’ peaked at number 8 and won best pop album at the New Zealand Music Awards in 2013. She has released six singles and her second album ‘‘Ask Me Anything’’ was released last month, ahead of her New Zealand tour. Tina hopes to confirm the concert for late August or early September. Any business interested in sponsoring the concert can contact Tina on 021­681275.

It is all hands on deck to prepare for Fe ˆ te Day at Adriel Rest Home in Amberley. Residents have been making posters to alert people to the fe ˆ te and family and staff have been potting up plants from their gardens to sell on the day. Adriel owner Mischeal McCormick says the conversation around the fe ˆ te is having a positive impact on residents. ‘‘It is creating that bit of conversation and community feel. ‘‘Residents are making fudge and talking about old recipes they used to use. It is bringing back memories,’’ says Mischeal. ‘‘There is just so much positive buy in and input from everyone.’’ Mischeal says the April 14 fe ˆ te, which will run from 10am to 2pm, is aimed at showing off the make over at the original rest­home, celebrating what is has to offer along with the new Adriel House and breaking down the stigma of dementia. ‘‘I want to open the doors and let more people know about us which might encourage people and

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Service to agriculture recognised Two long serving members of the Oxford Agricultural and Pastoral Association were recognised for their contribution to the A&P movement and agriculture at the show last Saturday. Gavin Frahm and Tim Bristow were presented with Royal Agricultural Society (RAS) of New Zealand medals for excellence to agriculture by RAS president John Grigg and vice president Geoff Smith. Mr Frahm has had along association with the Oxford A&P show, joining in 1974. A sheep farmer, his interest began in the sheep section where he showed his stud. He then turned his hand to showing poultry, which boosted the poultry section numbers hugely at Oxford. Gavin’s interests in the show includes running dogs in the dog trials, showing potatoes, and root crops. He has been convener of the Potato and Root crops sections for many years and still is, which is always a spectacle in the Home industries pavilion. In 1987 Gavin took on the role of president and then became the associations trustee in 1994, a role which he continues today. His strong interest in the association also includes being a member on the grounds committee, the liaison person with the local sports clubs and in 2013 instigated the Yard Dog competition at the show, complimenting the Dog Trial section. Gavin, along with his

Gavin and Jane Frahm.


wife Jane, farms on the township boundary. Jane is also involved in the show and is the flower section convener. Tim has also had a long association with the Oxford A&P Association and its annual show. He joined the committee in the early 1980’s and turned his hand to stewarding in the sheep section. His interest in deer saw him introduce a live weaner deer section to the show schedule soon after ­ a feature that continues today. The section has proved

extremely popular with people on show day who are able to see these animals up close. It is believed to be the only show in New Zealand to have deer exhibited at it. Tim then introduced the Oxford A&P Association Velvet competition which has been running for over 25 years, with just one year being missed in recent times. The competition has proved extremely popular with local and Canterbury deer farmers who travel from as far away as Ashburton Gorge and beyond to take part in the competition





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association’s committee and the organisation following his presidents reigns. He is also involved in helping run the annual Winter Feed competition and ferries committee members and judges around on the day. His strong interest in the organisation has seen him take up the role of chairman of the grounds committee recently and he is always on hand near show day to ensure everything is in tip top condition. Tim manages properties at Ashley Gorge running cattle, sheep and deer.

Art gallery refocuses The Culverden Art Gallery is taking on a more contemporary look. It is being spruced up with a revamp and repaint to modernise it and director Bruce Johns is on the look out for works to capture the appeal of the ‘‘discerning younger set’’ with more contemporary art. ‘‘I have traditional art but it is time to look for some contemporary art ­ modern art to suit the modern home and to appeal to the 30­year­old,’ he says. Housed in the former community hall, which was originally the Amuri Mounted Rifles Drill Hall around the turn of the twentieth century, the gallery is to host Rangiora artist Ivan Button.Button will be painting and talking about his painting on Saturday April 11 from 10am to 4pm. Ivan Button’s art background began in the advertising industry where he worked

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Music students are looking forward to having a more permanent space. The North Canterbury Academy of Music is moving into the new music studios at the Rangiora Town Hall. Musical director Jacqueline Baddock says the academy is moving in over the school holidays and will be operating from the town hall from the start of term two. ‘‘This is a big day for us, because we now have our own home after over 30 years of searching. ‘‘There has been a trust working for this for many years, so it’s exciting to finally be moving in.’’ The refurbished Rangiora Town Hall has new teaching, studio and storage space, which means the academy now has a permanent home. It will also be able to have small concerts in a small theatre at the town hall, while the new auditorium will provide the ideal venue for the academy’s big annual concert in November. Mrs Baddock says the academy has begun the year with 117 students and she expects this to grow now that the town hall is open with its new facilities. ‘‘For this time of year 117 students is quite high, as we tend to start the year low and increase through the year. We hope the higher profile of being in the town hall and the more central location will give us a real boost.’’ The North Canterbury Academy of Music has been based in the Rangiora High School music suite for the past two years and before that was based at the

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not get into trouble for carrying out illegal building work ­ and we say why not ­ it saves all that rent money while you build. Most councils allow a flat for a dependant relative to be constructed on site in conjunction with your main house. If you illegally (didn’t get a consent) convert a shed into a dwelling, it is almost impossible to sort out after the fact. It’s much easier all round to do it right first time! If you are thinking about installing a new woodburner this winter, we can help. We think they are great source of heat and we make it as quick and easy as possible for you to obtain a consent, in fact for simple freestanding and inbuilt fires, here at Hurunui District Council we can usually approve your consent within 24 hours. A lot of renovations involve stripping out the bathrooms, taking down a few walls, and moving the kitchen around ­ much of which may not require a building consent; but you will need to check with your local council first. If the walls are load bearing or you are installing an additional toilet in that new


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From Page 15. I guess my key message is that it is really important to double check with your local Building Inspector before you start to work out whether a consent is required. A lot of people come unstuck when the property is on­sold. Lawyers and property inspection officers are very good at finding out whether any illegal building work has been completed and it becomes messy and stressful, and virtually impossible to try to sort illegal issues out a few days before the house changes hands! We see this happening all too often and have had many disappointed home owners coming in to advise us that their house sale fell over due to work they had done that needed consent. It’s a reality that very few people are prepared to buy unconsented building work as often this is also uninsurable. Here is a very basic list of the work types that you may not need a consent for ­ but as I’ve said, there are limitations to these exemptions, so it always pays to give us a call and double check: 1. Attached Carports under 20m2. 2. Installing a new exterior door or window. 3. Non­structural internal alterations i.e. removal of a timber framed non­load bearing wall (you will need to check that the wall does not contain a brace or is a firewall).

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do need a consent. 5. Garden sheds less that are less than 10m ­ In all cases the shed must be its own height

away from any boundaries or existing residential buildings. The maximum height for a shed is 3.5m. As an example if the shed is 2m high it must be 2m away from the boundary and the house. 6. Reroofing with similar materials. 7. Repairs and maintenance. 8. A new garage to replace an old garage of the same size and shape and made of comparable materials. 9. Unroofed pergolas. 10. Installing insulation in the ceiling (you still need a consent to install insulation in the external walls. Council building inspectors are more than happy to discuss your building project with you before you start and to give you advice on what you will or won’t need a consent for. They have a wealth of knowledge, and know what works and what doesn’t ­ so why not make use of us? Our advice is free and independent! We won’t tell you need a consent if you don’t legally need one, and we are here to help. All the North Canterbury based building inspectors pretty much know each other and keep in touch, and we try to keep things as consistent as possible across the region. If you have any questions on building or building consents why not give me a ring. If I don’t know the answer, I will know someone that does! Kerry Walsh at the Hurunui District Council ­ 314­0056 or 027 528 6974.

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any dampness and deal with it? If you only have weekends to work, are you prepared to have a half­ finished bathroom for a number of weeks? Unless you can borrow or already have them, you will have to spend money on tools and equipment. Buying cheaply is not always economical. If you buy a power tool ­ for example, a circular saw that you will only use once or twice a year ­ you can probably get away with the cheapest one on the shelf, but if you plan to build a whole deck, you should buy a more expensive but sturdier option. BASIC DIY TIPS There are some basic principles to keep in mind when you are doing home renovations, alterations or maintenance work. They may seem obvious but, if overlooked, these factors can disrupt work in progress: Know what the legal restrictions are on doing things yourself. General redecorating, such as painting and paperhanging, should not be a problem, but there is certain work that can be done or signed off only by a qualified tradesperson. Talk to your local council to find out if you need building consent. This needs to be done before you attempt projects. Work in a logical sequence to avoid damaging work already undertaken. Copy: ConsumerBuild, New Zealand

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RADIUS – Harry Harrison & Justine S. Back from a musical street tour of Paris and New York, Radius are an inspiration not to be missed. A two musician symphony of sound, blending cross cultural streams from America and Europe.’ Justine S - Saxophones/flute Harry Harrison - Banjo/Dobro/Guitars Radius generate a rich, diverse sound that redefines the instrumental song genre like no one else. They were formed in 2012 and within a year released their debut album “ Seven Tales” at the Christchurch International Jazz and Blues Festival.

James Wilkinson & Jon Maxim Hooker James Wilkinson & James Maxim Hooker are two of the country’s finest contemporary guitarist/composers who were members of the great Celtic band Rua and also with Greenstones and Emeralds and are currently in demand for their work as a duo. Jon originally from Oxford in England is a master blues and fingerstyle guitarist - a highly respected and much sought after accompanist and guitar tutor whose early influences include the great contemporary baroque players and blues masters. JAMES is a singer songwriter, guitarist composer, electric bassist, session musician and producer who has collaborated on over 40 recordings including works by Rua, Izzy Miller Bell, Shona Laing and the late Mahinarangi Tocker. In 2000 he was nominated as guitarist of the year at the World Series Guitar Festival. Recent tours include the Loons production of Hanussens Palace of Burlesque.

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The event offers a vibrant, informal grass roots theatrical environment echoing the early European cabaret clubs and speakeasies of bygone eras, hosted by Celtic Soul & Blues icon Isabella (Izzy) Miller Bell Aka Ma Bell.

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The intimate informal setting will create the perfect ambiance to come together to remember ANZAC Day - to sit back and be entertained by a selection of Canterbury’s finest musicians and performance artists from the Jazz Blues and Celtic Renaissance musical realms. Cabaret La Vie will feature Ma Bell herself, a talented singer, songwriter, story teller and eloquent interpreter of song - in fact, a multi-faceted artist with a passion for music performance and the stage. She will be featuring her stage character the mysterious Madame Tragedie alongside well known acts including singer/

The Pop up Concert Series is an artist led post EQ initiative supported by Creative Communities funding to bring arts and music into the heart of Canterbury’s communities. For an evening crammed full of Jazz, Blues, Alt Country, Celtic Renaissance, Vaudeville and Music Hall Theatre, Satire and much more it is recommended that you book early. Tickets $25 (limit of 100 seats) are available from Ohoka Service Station Whites Rd, Blackwells Dept Store, Kaiapoi & Stan’s 7 Day Pharmacy Rangiora. (Cash only). BYO drinks/nibbles. Information www.eventfinder.co.nz 03 384 4177 021 178 1107.

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SpecialGuests Kate McColl (Poet - Our Soldiers) New Zealand Poet Kate Mc Coll is a wordsmith whose family stories first ignited her interest in the First and Second World War experiences of her father, grandfathers and great uncles. Kate’s curiosity in these connections raised a more conscious awareness of the many memorials in our towns and cities and the impact war had on upon those left behind. Kate pays a special tribute from “Our Soldiers” with a reading from her book.

Colin Stephen Colin Stephen is a well- known figure in Canterbury’s acoustic music circles. As a member of The Asphalt Brothers band he has performed at festivals and many entertainment venues throughout Canterbury and was a regular performer at the Christchurch Art Centre. In more recent years he has been mentoring young musicians and enjoys playing and supporting local North Canterbury markets. Colin performs a musical tribute in the true ANZAC tradition.

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Winning team . . . The Christchurch Girls High School that took gold at the Maadi cup at PHOTO: SUPPLIED. Lake Karapiro.

Maadi Cup success Amberley’s Rhiannon Mason has helped steer the Christchurch Girls High School team to gold at the Maadi Cup at Lake Karapiro. It was the fourth campaign for Rhiannon, a Year 13 student and competition club captain for Christchurch Girls and she led from the front in the stroke seat helping to see off a strong two boat challenge from Westlake Girls to take the gold in a time of 7:29.47 setting a new record and winning the Rex Farrelly Trophy in the under 18 lightweight coxed four in her last race for the school. Westlake was placed second and third. The same Christchurch Girls crew of three twins including twin sisters dominated at the recent South Island Secondary Schools event at Lake Ruataniwha taking gold over 12 seconds ahead of second place getters and national title holders St

Margaret’s. Rhiannon has been rowing since Year 9 and had already won two silver medals in the same event (under 18 lightweight four) in 2014, and 2012. Securing a Gold was unfinished business for Rhiannon who chose to stay home and train when her parents and extended family went on a cruise ship for a fortnight in January. Christchurch girls schools had a huge medal haul with Christchurch Girls having its best Maadi campaign ever with their 26 girl squad taking seven medals. They placed sixth on the points table, one place ahead of the Rangi Ruru squad of 37 girls and one behind St Margaret’s squad of 47, out of 122 schools competing. Waikato schools dominated the top three places of the points table separated by Whakatane High School from the three Christchurch girls schools.

Golden egg hunt . . . Olivia Hurley, of Rangiora, hides a golden egg at Artisan Cafe PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP. in Rangiora last week.

Golden egg hunt at cafe The hunt was on for golden eggs at Rangiora Bakery’s Artisan Cafe during Easter celebrations last weekend. Shannon van Til, co­owner of the bakery with her husband, Ron, said the hunt was held to celebrate Easter and 50 years in business for the bakery. ‘‘The golden egg hunt was also a way of saying thank you to all our

customers,’’ she said. Rangiora Bakery was bought by Ron’s father, John van Til, in 1965, and has been owned by Ron and Shannon since 1992. Fifty golden laminated eggs were hidden during the hunt, in all sorts of different places, in the cafe. The hunt began on Wednesday April 1 and ended last Monday. Each egg was worth a prize of between $10 and $50.

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Behind the scenes . . . Engraver Phil Jeffers engraves a cup at the Oxford A&P show last Saturday. Mr Jeffers has had a long association with the show keeping the names on cups PHOTO: DAVID MARSHALL. up­to­date.

Vegetable medley . . . Vegetables add a splash of colour to the exhibits in the general purpose hall. PHOTO: ROBYN BRISTOW.

Patiently waiting . . . Weaner deer hunker down for a day at the Oxford Show.

Winning pair . . . Two young riders proudly show off their prize winning ponies during PHOTO: ROBYN BRISTOW. the grand parade.

Crowd arrives . . . A record crowd made for an excellent Easter Saturday show at Oxford.


Blooming success . . . Melissa Jebson’s winning arrangement in the Rural Rust section. PHOTO: ROBYN BRISTOW.


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Drink stop . . . A competitor gives a Friesian a drink at the Oxford Show where PHOTO: DAVID MARSHALL. temperatures soared into the high 20s.

Black and white . . . Three entries in the poultry section at the Oxford Show.

Enjoying the sights . . . Bill and Anne Birch take in the sights at the Oxford show.

Prized bull . . . Peter Heddell with the Heddell family’s young bull, Glen R Hogan 199, which took out second place in the All Breeds competition.


Welcome water . . . Children enjoy a water feature PHOTO: DAVID MARSHALL. at the show.

Drum major . . . The McAlpines Pipe Band PHOTO: DAVID MARSHALL. entertain at the show.

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Changing colours How I Alienated My Grandma by Suzanne Main Michael uses his friend’s metal detector to check out his garden ­ hoping to find something exciting. He doesn’t find any treasure, but does find a strange­ looking metal banana­shaped object with a couple of buttons on it. Playing with it as though it were a gun, he points it at his Grandma coming in through the gate, and presses one of the buttons, a stream of yellow light engulfs her and she metamorphoses into a giant lizard! Panicking, he locks her in the garden shed. When Mum goes to investigate noises coming from the shed, Grandma is in there ­ but is it really Grandma? A Killing Winter by Tom Callaghan When Inspector Akyl Borubaev of Bishkek Murder Squad arrives at the brutal murder scene of a young woman, all evidence hints at a sadistic serial killer on the hunt for more prey. But when the young woman’s father turns out to be a leading government minister, the pressure is on Borubaev to solve the case not only quickly but also quietly, by any means possible. Until more bodies are found. Still in mourning after his wife’s recent death, Borubaev descends into Bishkek’s brutal underworld, a place where no­one and nothing is as it seems, where everyone is playing for the highest stakes, and where violence is the only solution. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah Viann and Isabelle have always been close despite their differences. Younger, bolder sister Isabelle lives in Paris while Viann lives a quiet and content life in the French countryside with her husband Antoine and their daughter. When World War II strikes and Antoine is sent off to fight, Viann and Isabelle’s father sends Isabelle to help her older sister cope. As the war progresses, it’s not only the sisters’ relationship that is tested, but also their strength and their individual senses of right and wrong. These titles are available in both Waimakariri and Hurunui libraries. Find out about recent additions to the library collection by going to the library catalogue at waimakariri.kotui.org.nz or hurunui.kotui.org.nz or contact your local library.

EcoArt entries are being sought With Easter upon us, now is a good time to start thinking about entries for Kaikoura’s EcoArt exhibition. ‘‘Something new from something old’’ and anything in­between will be on display at the annual exhibition which opens on Friday, May 29, and has been running for at least nine years. Around 30 entries are expected. Entries of paintings, drawings, photographs, mosaics, sculptures, jewellery, revamped furniture, homewares and accessories and other items made from recycled material are accepted, with entries closing on

Friday, May 22. All entries must be in the hands of organisers by 5pm on Monday, May 25, in time for the exhibitors meeting. Most of the items at the exhibition are expected to be for sale. Entries from all ages cost $5 per space and the exhibition will be held at the Kaikoura Art Society rooms at 25 Beach Rd, from Saturday, May 31. It runs until Sunday, June 7, and is open daily from 11am to 4pm. The official opening is open to everyone on Friday, May 29, from 7pm to 9pm. For more information contact Lynn on (03) 3195978.

Sefton tops cricket stats Scoring runs was the key to the dual Country and North Canterbury titles this year for the Sefton Cricket Club. Tim Harrison for the third year in succession was the leading batsman with 564 runs at 37.64 per innings. Fringe Country representative Matt Rowe backed this up with 553 at 61.44. For other North Canterbury clubs the efforts of Matt Brine, 468 for Southbrook, Sanjay Undre, 327, (Oxford) and Mike Tyles, 245, (Amberley) reinforce the value Sefton gained from its batsmen. Leading wicket takers were spread across the North Canterbury clubs. Andy Laffey secured 27 for Sefton, a figure matched by Will Feary for Amberley. Twenty six was the tally registered by Dean Power (Southbrook), Ethan Cameron (Sefton) and the improving pace of Jake Waghorn (Oxford). Mark Hogarth (Oxford) was also to the fore with 25 wickets. Harrison was also an influence for his club with 16 catches and four stumpings.

The ‘Changing Colours of Kaiapoi’ is a competition for film­makers and photographers and an opportunity to capture the story of change in Kaiapoi. Whether it’s Kaiapoi now, Kaiapoi as it was, or as it could be in the future, entries are wanted for the Kaiapoi Promotion Association’s (KPA) film and photo competition. Winning entries will be displayed in the new Art on the Quay art space in the Ruataniwha Kaiapoi Civic Centre. KPA event co­ordinator Jacqui Jeffrey says ‘‘the competition has been organised to get people moving around Kaiapoi and taking a fresh look at the town’’. ‘‘This competition will showcase Kaiapoi and allow both residents and non­ residents to participate in celebrating the town. ‘‘The exhibition will continue after a prize giving ceremony so that winners can be showcased to the wider community. ‘‘The winning photos will be included in a calendar to be sold to fundraise for KPA events.’’ The KPA wants to support new and emerging artists by providing opportunities within



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Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s farming for profit programme runs field days, seminars and workshops to address the issues that are most important to you and your neighbours. This field day will cover: Nitrogen and fertiliser – Dr Ants Roberts (Ravensdown) Forage options – Roger Chambers and Simon Thorne Steak and refreshments sponsored by Rural Support For more info: Tom Fraser, fraserpastoral@gmail.com




Kaiapoi for them to display and create art, Mrs Jeffrey says. ‘‘We know that there is a great wealth of talent out there in our community and we want to make sure that there are always opportunities to showcase these. ‘‘Kaiapoi is well known for its annual Kaiapoi Art Expo, which is the largest platform for artists to showcase their work in the Waimakariri.’’ The film and photo competition will have three categories: junior (primary school­aged children), senior (high school­aged children) and open. Entrants can enter more than once it they wish. Entries close at 5pm on Friday, May 29. Schools throughout Waimakariri will receive entry packs in early April. Entries can be picked up from the Kaiapoi i­Site, Art On The Quay or Kaiapoi Camera and Digital and submitted back to either of these locations before the closing date. This competition is being run in conjunction with the Kaiapoi Photography Club and Kaiapoi Camera and Digital. The organisers would also like to thank the Visit Waimakariri event fund for its support.







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Live Lines Fallen power line safety Did you know that the danger of fallen power lines is not just limited to storm season? They can happen at any time throughout the year and can be caused by motor vehicles and machinery hitting poles or contacting overhead power lines.

What to remember - Always assume that electrical equipment (including fallen power lines) is live. - Fallen or broken power lines may still be energised, even if they’re not sparking, smoking or making a buzzing sound. - If you see a vehicle involved in an accident with fallen lines, stay clear of the power lines (at least 8 metres), warn others of the danger and call 111.

What to do if you are inside a vehicle - If you can do so safely, drive well clear of the power line or source of electricity. Carefully drive to a safe distance from all electrical hazards before exiting the vehicle. - The safest thing you can do is stay in y our vehicle until emergency crews arrive to assist you. - If the vehicle cannot move for any reason and you need to exit the vehicle because of a life-threatening danger (such as fire) evacuation can be on to an insulated platform, for example a layer of several rubber car mats, layers of dry clothing (beware of metal attachments such as zips), dry timber pallets, layers of plastic sheeting or other insulating materials.

Network Reliability At MainPower, we are committed to ensuring that you are provided with the best possible access to information and services associated with the supply of electricity to your home and business. Occasionally, there are instances where you may experience unplanned power interruptions. We know it’s important to restore power as quickly and safely as possible. We also think it’s important for you to know the causes of those interruptions.This information will now be included in our monthly edition of Live Lines. Don’t forget, it’s a good idea to be prepared for a power interruption at home. Always have a torch with charged batteries handy and be sure to use candles carefully to avoid starting a fire.

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Sharemilkers enjoy Canty lifestyle By DAVID HILL Melissa and Justin Slattery say they are converted Cantabrians, except when it comes to rugby. The Culverden sharemilkers won the Canterbury / North Otago sharemilker / equity farmer of the year award in the New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards, four years after moving south from Waikato. ‘‘It’s pretty awesome, we’ve very excited,’’ Mrs Slattery says. ‘‘We’re not overly confident people, so we were hoping we would have some success, but we had no idea we were going to win. It was a big surprise on the night.’’ The Slatterys are in their first season at Culverden in a 50/50 sharemilking position for Norm and Sandra Williamson. It is their second position in Canterbury, after they completed three years as 50/50 sharemilkers at Fairlie. Mr Slattery completed an engineering apprenticeship, then worked in a lower order sharemilking position in Waikato before moving south. Both of them are born and bred on Waikato dairy farms. A chartered accountant, Mrs Slattery continues to work part time from home for a Waikato accountancy firm. ‘‘We still have the Waikato letterbox. We thought it would be easy to change and become Cantabrians when we came down ­ but then the Chiefs won the Super Rugby title the year we moved down. ‘‘We were the only ones cheering for the Chiefs at the local pub in Geraldine, when they played the Crusaders in the semi­final. We got some dirty looks.’’ The Slattery’s win follows Culverden equity farmers Kevin and Sara O’Neill and sharemilkers James and Ceri Bourke coming first and second in the same competition last year. Mrs Slattery is unsure of the secret to the Amuri Basin’s success. ‘‘It’s the highest producing per cow and per hectare district in New Zealand and there are more than 70,000 cows in the area. It’s just been a really good area and we have enjoyed it here,’’ Mrs Slattery says. ‘‘The people here are awesome. They are so supportive and that’s why we like it here. Even complete strangers have come up to us to congratulate us, so it’s nice to get to know them.’’ Mrs Slattery says they have a two­year contract with the Williamsons, with the right of renewal. This season they are milking 550 cows. Mr Williamson says he is proud of his sharemilkers’ success. ‘‘They’ve done very well, they’re an excellent young couple. They are a very motivated and driven young couple and they know where they want to go. ‘‘I’m very happy to be able to provide

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Recovery focus Police seeking help Recovering from summer dry will be the focus of a field day in North Canterbury next week. Beef + lamb New Zealand is hosting a field day at Cheviot Hotel on Tuesday, April 14, to discuss options available for farmers to lessen the ongoing impact of the dry summer. ‘‘As farmers well know North Canterbury is still in the grips of a severe drought and the impacts are going to take some time to overcome,’’ says facilitator Dr Tom Fraser. ‘‘Droughts that continue into late autumn not only have an impact on the supply of feed in autumn and winter but also impact on feed supply the following spring.’’ Farm owner Tom Maxwell will discuss the management he has put in place to cope with the autumn and his intentions going forward into winter and spring. ‘‘This property has some pasture species including tall fescue pastures that have survived the drought reasonably well and the management of these pastures will be discussed,’’ Dr Fraser says. ‘‘The Maxwell’s have established a small area of fodder beet and this is still looking surprisingly good considering the lack of rain since establishment. ‘‘Farmlands staff will lead a discussion on this crop and investigate the potential of fodder beet as an option to make dryland farms more resilient going forward.’’ Optimising fertiliser investment with particular reference to nitrogen fertiliser will be addressed by Dr Ants Roberts, from the Ravensdown research and development team. Dr Roberts has extensive experience in fertiliser and nutrient management and will concentrate his presentation on the use of nitrogen fertiliser to supply feed to fill the winter and spring gaps. There will also be a discussion on the fertiliser requirements for dryland fodder beet. Simon Thorne, from Farmlands, will present information on costs and availability of supplementary feeds and other options to feed sheep and cattle through the winter period. There are still options but attention needs to be made to make sure these are cost effective. ‘‘With the shortage of feed on all sheep and beef farms in North Canterbury the significance of feed budgeting is even more important,’’ Dr Fraser says. Beef + Lamb NZ has ‘‘tools’’ available to assist farmers with this undertaking and Dr Fraser will demonstrate this.

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Dry summer . . . A field day at Scargill Valley next week is aimed at helping farmers get through autumn and winter after the dry FILE PHOTOS summer.

Dr Tom Fraser. The North Canterbury Rural Support Trust will provide a barbecue and refreshments at the conclusion of the day. ‘‘This will be an opportunity to meet with other farmers that are in similar situations to yourself and to discuss various options to minimise the effects of this drought and help plan for future climatic events,’’ Dr Fraser says. ‘‘Remember North Canterbury is a summer dry region and future droughts will happen. The more resilient we can make our farms the better we will be able to cope in the future.’’ The field day commences at 4.30pm on Tuesday, April 14, at Cheviot Hotel on State Highway One. For more information contact Tom Fraser 021­1220356 or email fraserpastoral@gmail.com.

Police are encouraging communities to help stop rural crime. Preventing rural crime was a focus at the South Island Agricultural Field Days last month, with a ‘‘police tractor’’, provided by CB Norwood, making the trip down from the North Island to draw attention to the issue. Police area inspector Corrie Parnell, who covers the area from Rakaia River to Cheviot, was joined by his Waikato counterpart Paul Carpenter, who travelled down with the tractor, to encourage rural people to ‘‘report crime straight away’’. ‘‘We are trying to ensure that we get a greater reporting of crime in rural areas,’’ Mr Carpenter says. ‘‘Around 21.6 percent of the population, or 950,000 people, lives in rural communities, but what we’ve found is that there’s an under reporting. We believe only 13% of crime is reported from that group and that is a real concern as there are a lot of vulnerable communities. ‘‘Our advise is, any crime that does occur, report it straight away.’’ Mr Parnell says the tractor helped the police get a good response at the field days. ‘‘We’ve had lots of enquiries about firearm licensing, commercial vehicle rules and there’s been a lot of conversations in terms of preventing burglary and stock theft, and people seem to be getting our message from our road policing unit, especially with the recent fatalities in the area.’’ Mr Carpenter says CB Norwood loaned the tractor to the police for a rural crime prevention initiative and it had visited several agricultural and pastoral shows and field days in the

Rural crime . . . North Canterbury police area inspector Corrie Parnell (left) shows Riley Ricketts (3), of Oxford, the ‘‘police tractor’’, which was on display at South Island Agricultural Field Days at Kirwee last month to raise awareness of rural crime. PHOTO: DAVID HILL North Island, before coming to the South Island to visit the Hawarden, Sheffield and Oxford A&P Shows, as well as the South Island Agricultural Field Days. It was due to return to the North Island in time for National Agricultural Field Days at Mystery Creek in June. To help prevent rural crime there are a number of new initiatives including the rural crime hub website at http://www.police.govt.nz/advice/ personal­and­community­advice/ rural­hub.

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Local farm cleared of Tb High country herd owner Graham Reed has a clear message for the next generation of farmers when it comes to controlling and eradicating bovine tuberculosis (Tb). ‘‘The main point I want to get across is don’t slack off when it comes to controlling Tb. ‘‘Keeping that awareness up around the risks of Tb among the next generation of farmers is a big part of eventually getting rid of it,’’ says Think irrigation . . . IrrigationNZ events and training co­ordinator Kate Mills (left) and project Graham. From March 1, Graham’s property manager Paul Reese, of Amberley, were out to share the irrigation message at South Island PHOTO: DAVID HILL has been shifted out of the North Agricultural Field Days at Kirwee last month. Canterbury Movement Control Area (MCA), meaning he no longer has to pre­movement Tb test stock within 60 days of moving them off­farm. However he will continue to be tested Irrigation can be a ‘‘saving grace’’ in a dry they’ve got a good crop and they’ve had annually. While being in a MCA has its summer. the flexibility to harvest whenever they difficulties, Graham acknowledges the IrrigationNZ project manager Paul want due to sunny weather.’’ Reese, of Amberley, says irrigation Mr Reese says alpine water is the key role movement restrictions, disease sourced from the alpine water sources to future prosperity on Canterbury farms. management and possum control play in keeping on top of Tb. meant the dry summer became an ‘‘As long as we can keep that coming He has run the property for 40 years, average season for many Canterbury and store it somewhere we will be away farmers. He was speaking at South Island laughing.’’ which lies between the Hurunui and Waiau rivers near Culverden. Along Agricultural Field Days last month. Mr Reese says the IrrigationNZ site ‘‘If you’ve got it you’re grateful for it,’’ has been well­supported, but the with sheep, he has around 600 beef he says. irrigation demonstration in partnership cattle. The North Canterbury MCA with Leeston business Think Water ‘‘Some areas are having some issues with allocation and some of it is due to a proved to be the most effective way to reduction affects more than 370 herds lack of efficiencies. But most of the engage with farmers. across 190,000 hectares. Graham appreciates the work of schemes have held up very well with few ‘‘It’s a great site and well laid out. It’s OSPRI’s TBfree programme in restrictions as the alpine rain has kept definitely worth us being here for them going. The obvious exception being networking and profiling. combating the disease through pest control and the monitoring of wild Opuha. ‘‘There hasn’t been a lot of call for the ‘‘Hurunui had restrictions only for a workshops we’ve offered, but the one­on­ animals for the disease. ‘‘Moving out of the MCA is great news. short time. For a hot summer there has one conversations and the displays with There’s a lot less work and hassle Think Water seem to be what works been some fantastic grass growth and some of the cropping guys are saying best.’’ involved with not having to pre­

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Glenmark, Oxford setting the early pace By PETER WILLIAMS Glenmark and Oxford have maintained their unbeaten record in the Luisetti Seeds combined rugby competition, and are now the only two unbeaten teams in section one. Kaiapoi snared its first win while Ashley and Saracens had losses in matches played over the Easter weekend. Glenmark came away with a very good 44­20 win against Lincoln, the winners of the Luisetti Seeds Cup last season. After taking some time to settle to their task, Glenmark started to establish some dominance with props Richard Earl and Duke Loe leading the way in forwards while brothers Matt and Mike Keane shored up the midfield and provided plenty of opportunities for the outside backs. Winger Jeremy Bond (aka ‘‘honey badger’’) was particularly impressive, being awarded player of the day award. Oxford had a good win over West Melton 26­19. Saia Tuionetoa, Logan Telfer, Gareth Price and Josh Brown all touched down for Oxford, with Monty Maule kicking three conversions. Fullback Sean Thompson was effective in mounting counter­attacks from the back. An intercept try to Brook Retallick, a penalty try and a touchdown to half­back Sam Harris right on half­time, plus two conversions and a penalty to Stu Pearham gave Kaiapoi a comfortable half­time lead of 22­7 over Hornby, which is back in the competition for the first time for several years. Although Pearham added another penalty, Hornby not only scored the only second half try but was also the benefactors of numerous instances of ill­discipline from Kaiapoi which allowed it to slot four gift penalty goals and with just five minutes of

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Import . . . Englishman Stu Pearham, shown here kicking a penalty goal in the first round, is proving invaluable for Kaiapoi with his accurate goal­kicking and all­round skills. PHOTO SUPPLIED play remaining, Hornby hit the front, 26­25. This was enough to sting Kaiapoi back into action and while Pearham missed a dropped goal attempt with just over a minute left on the clock, Retallick, playing at second five­eighths succeeded with his attempt to give Kaiapoi the win 28­26. Saracens made a good start with first five Dion Jones kicking a penalty and right wing Ollie Bithray scoring an early try, but the bigger Southern pack started to dominate taking control of the scrums and setting up a number of very effective rolling mauls. By half­time Southern had established a substantial 24­8 lead. Saracens fought back well in the second half, with Bithray and Jones both scoring tries, but Southern held on for a 30­24 victory. Jones had a sound game at first five and was named Saracens player of the day while Bithray celebrated his 50th division one game for Saracens with two well taken tries.

Daryl Smith and Josh Maynard tackled their hearts out until both men left the field late in the game. Saracens’ outside backs looked good but saw too little of the ball with enough space to showcase their skills. The lights at Mandeville went out after 16 minutes play on Thursday night, but both teams settled down after the lights were restored and played some enterprising rugby. An Ohoka team which is firmly based on its own home­grown talent this season, went down 12­27 to Darfield, but in doing so scored two tries to Darfield’s three and was far from disgraced. Scott Beattie and Leo Lafai scored Ohoka’s tries with Freeman Eder adding one conversion. Winger Sam Grundy was named as the Waimak Real Estate player of the day, while Cameron McMillan also impressed in the midfield. Ashley was very competitive up front

against Burnham­Dunsandel­Irwell, and probably dominated the set scrums, where try­scorer Jamie Young led the way. But Ashley showed no penetration in the backline and made too many defensive errors. The combined side ran out deserving winners 22­7. There will be at lot of interest next Saturday in the clash between Oxford and Glenmark at Oxford. The only other match in North Canterbury this Saturday will be at Loburn, where Ashley will be seeking its first win for the season against competition newcomers Rolleston. In other matches, Kaiapoi travels to Prebbleton, while Saracens heads to Tai Tapu to meet the unbeaten Waihora side and Ohoka treks south to face another unbeaten opponent, Methven. Results of the Ellesmere/Mid Canterbury/North Canterbury combined rugby competition: Player of the Day: Sam Grundy ­ Ohoka. Luisetti Seeds division one, Section one: Lincoln 20 Glenmark 44, West Melton 19 Oxford 26 (four tries), Hornby 26 Kaiapoi 28, Rakaia 13 Prebbleton 10, Celtic 18 Southbridge 12. Division one, Section two: Burn/Duns/Irwell 22 Ashley 7, Ohoka 12 Darfield 37, Waihora 14 Hampstead 10, Rolleston 3 Methven 47, Southern 30 Saracens 24.


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Long service . . . Stuart Anderson (left) and Tony Smith were recognised with life memberships recently.


Tennis stalwarts recognised Two long serving Hurunui Tennis sub association members have been awarded Life memberships in recognition of their contribution to tennis. Stuart Anderson and Tony Smith were recognised for their lengthy service to their clubs ­ Cheviot and Waiau ­ respectively and for the years they spent playing for both clubs. Stuart has played for his club continually since 1967 and still plays club tennis in Cheviot and is a regular player for the Hurunui Veterans side. He has won 18 Cheviot singles titles taking out his first in 1968 and his last in 2011. He also won numerous double and mixed titles. He won the Hurunui singles title six times which began life as an open title drawing strong fields but in latter years has been closed to Hurunui players only. Stuart represented Hurunui in the Browning Shield representative team playing often at number one.

He was selected and played for the Canterbury Country Tennis team. His achievements will unlikely to be repeated at the Cheviot club or in the Hurunui competition. Tony, a life member of the Waiau Club, has been a strong player and supporter of the club for many years. The patron of the Hurunui Tennis sub association, he played both senior and veterans tennis at local and representative level. And while he has been a valued playing member of the club and the Hurunui association it is his coaching for which he is known mostly today. For 50 years he has coached mainly young junior players who have excelled under his tutorage. Many, he says, arrive at coaching sessions because they have seen their mate there and he is really proud they choose to join in. He coaches to Year 8 and then tends to lose the ones who may go on to bigger and better things as they leave the district.

Swimming to success . . . The North Canterbury Swim Club’s division II team PHOTO: SUPPLIED celebrates its success.

Swimming success Isaac Dann broke a North Canterbury record which had stood since 2001 when he won silver in the 100m breaststroke at the New Zealand division II championships in Dunedin at Moana Pool. Dann, who was a member of a four­ person North Canterbury Swim Club team that travelled to Dunedin took gold in the under 13, 200m breaststroke, silver in the 100m breaststroke and bronze in the 50m breaststroke. He and Lucy Gulland, who won bronze in the under 13, 100m freestyle, achieved the National Age group times

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Endacott Family Excited by New Kaikoura Development Frank Endacott is hoping to create a new community in a unique slice of Kaikoura landscape.

Mr Endacott says the 50ha has been sub-divided into 17 blocks which have all been consented.

The former Kiwis rugby league coach and his son Shane have joined forces to develop 50 hectares (126 acres) on Mt Fyffe, near Kaikoura, into prime real estate, with the first five blocks going on sale this week.

He says this is a unique opportunity for people to either build a family home or a holiday home in a scenic location, with all the amenities, power, phone and water connected to each boundary.

“It’s quite exciting. It’s a real nice piece of Kaikoura. It’s unique. When we took the agents up there, they said they’ve never see anything like it in Kaikoura,” Mr Endacott says. “It’s just a five minute drive to the main street in Kaikoura, but you can’t hear any noise except for the bellbirds. “I’ve been all round the world and the views up there are amazing, there’s just nothing like this.”

“For local people wanting to build their own place or cashed up Christchurch or North Canterbury people wanting to rebuild or build a holiday home with a real nice outlook. This is an amazing opportunity.” The first five blocks include three 1.1ha (2.5 acre) blocks, one at 1.6ha (4 acres) and one at 3.2ha (8 acres). The remaining 12 blocks will be 2-4ha (5-10 acres).

Mr Endacott says the family used to have a holiday home at Wanaka, but wanted one closer to their home, at Clarkville, near Kaiapoi. A unique 50ha at Mt Fyffe became available as a developer wanted out. “We thought about it, we could just sit on it and enjoy the views, or we could let others come in and share in it. So rather than build one house, we hope to build 17. “It could become a real tight knit community with friends and people who will become friends. And there’s plenty of room for people to park their boats.”

“It’s just a lovely place. These blocks in Auckland would fetch over $1 million, but we realise property doesn’t move as quick in Kaikoura. So we have to be realistic, these properties are worth a lot more than what we are selling them for.

Mr Endacott says the family has other development projects coming up, but “we see this as the jewel in the crown”. The former Kiwis and Warriors coach returned to New Zealand in 2005, after a coaching stint in the United Kingdom. He and wife Joan sold the family home in Auckland and decided to settle in North Canterbury, with sons Shane and Gary living nearby.

Frank Endacott from Kiwis Rugby league to Kaikoura “We’ve been involved in sport for a long time,” Mr Endacott says.

Great Britain. He now runs a building and painting business in Christchurch.

“I’ve devoted my whole life to sport and now I’m going on 67 and I’m looking for other challenges in my life. I don’t want to curl the toes up just yet.”

Gary Endacott overcame cerebral palsy to become a noted sportsman in his own right, running in four North York marathons and climbing Mt Kilimanjaro, after his parents were once told he would never walk.

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56/3 Reeves Road 7 El Alamein Avenue 18/3 Reeves Road 7 Fowler Lane 3/92 White Street 23 Riverview Road 14 Koura Drive 17 Carmana Garden 54a Victoria Street 16 Martyn Street 8A Wales Street 4 Balmoral Lane 6 Oakwood Drive 39 Belgrave Drive 37 Belgrave Drive 7/29 Ivory Street 22 Taunton Place 7 Cassino Street

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For Sale

New Listing | Hapuku Road, Kaikoura


Kaikoura | 49 Kotuku Road


Surfcasting? Beach Walks? Character villa in Hapuku Village across from the ocean with sea and mountain views. Comprising of three bedrooms, master with walk in wardrobe, separate lounge with french doors leading to the verandah where you can see, hear and smell the sea. The open plan kitchen/dining also has two sets of french doors opening to two further verandahs, with views over the back garden. Fabulous new bathroom, separate shower and bath. Sporting a new roof, new cladding and wall and ceiling insulation, double garage with power and many sheds. | Property ID TU10542

Open Home


Kathy Thompson 027 229 0600

See The Sea. Set in South Bay, this three bedroom immaculate double glazed low maintenance property would be ideal for retirees or a lockup and leave holiday home. With open plan living, opening out to the massive deck for indoor / outdoor living, relax and gaze over the sparkling South Bay water to the hills beyond. The master bedroom also has ranch sliders opening to the deck plus an en suite and walk in wardrobe. The second bedroom also has an en suite. Decor has neutral colours that would suit most people. Double garage plus there is extra parking for a small boat. | Property ID TU10541

Marlborough | 165 Battys Road

Deadline Sale

Marlborough | 224 Wrekin Road



7.6 Hectares

Attention Developers And Investors. Freehold title, zoned Rural Three. Modest, three bedroom home circa 1985 and outbuildings. Adjacent to vineyards and commercial development. Currently producing supplements and grazing cattle. A rare find being so close to Blenheim Central Business District, ideal land banking investment, suited to future development or simply a block where the most discerning lifestyler may settle over time. | Property ID BL1141

James Murray 027 436 8103 Canterbury

Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119 Canterbury


Sunday 12.00 to 1.00pm


Closing 4pm, Thursday 30 April 2015


By appointment


Allan Gifford 027 226 2379

Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425 Canterbury

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718 Canterbury



11 Hectares

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

Barry Keys 027 434 7689 Canterbury

Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600 Kaikoura

By appointment


Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600

Highly motivated vendors will consider all offers


By appointment


Allan Gifford 027 226 2379

Allan Gifford 027 226 2379 Marlborough

Chris Abbott 027 435 2872 Marlborough

0800 200 600 | farmlandsrealestate.co.nz

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For Sale New Listing

255 Cowans Road Southbridge Price

Offers over $1,275,000 plus GST (if any)

Contact Noel Lowery 027 432 8859 Beef Grazing - Dairy Support. • 23.5 Hectares • K-Line Irrigation (15 LPS consent), eight paddocks with stock water • Cattle yards, two x 3-bay haybarns • Modern, spacious four bedroom family home, attached double garage | Property ID LE1519

New Listing

154 Feredays Road Leeston Price

Fernside | 325 Mairaki Road


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. Beautiful views of the mountains, the flow of city lights and the rural vista. | Property ID RA1632


Offers over $459,000

By negotiation

4 Hectares

Contact Noel Lowery 027 432 8859

By appointment


Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425

Country Lifestyle On 5,915m2. • Three bedrooms, sunroom, kitchen/dining/living room plus separate lounge, log fire • Sleepout, grass tennis court • Outdoor laundry with additional shower and toilet • Farm-style shedding, close to country township | Property ID LE1518





6 Stanwood Grove 825m2

6 Adams Road 2,034m2

Offers invited over $569,000 on or before 2pm, Wednesday 22 April 2015


Contact Kerin Pitkethley 027 698 7453

Contact Kerin Pitkethley 027 698 7453

Looking For Your First Home With Space For The Kids? Solid, five bedroom home, modern kitchen, open plan living with log fire (wetback), farmland on two boundaries. New double garage, water tank and hot water cylinder. Covered BBQ/outdoor area and petanque pit. Handy to Greendale primary and bus route to high school. Only minutes from the golf course and just 15 minutes’ drive to Darfield. | Property ID DA1643

Caters For All Ages. Three bedroom plus office home, huge en suite, family bathroom and separate toilet. Features a generous kitchen, open plan living, separate lounge, gas under floor heating and heat pump. Covered patio/deck leads to compact back yard. Internal access double garage with games room attached - offers a range of uses. Built in 2006, this home was built to be both mobility and wheelchairfriendly. Entry level shower, ramp off deck, asphalt drive, paths to outside utility areas. | Property ID DA1640


Motanau Beach

Deadline Sale


11A Carters Road 1,229m2

17 Hall Street 887m2

By negotiation over

Closing 4pm, Monday 20 April 2015 (unless sold prior)





Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119 Sunny Family Home. Well presented, sunny family home, located on a private 1,229m2 rear section. The section has been beautifully landscaped and has a sheltered patio overlooking the garden. The home includes four double bedrooms, the master with direct access to the family bathroom, open plan living room with logburner and heatpump, dining room and kitchen, separate laundry and two car garaging with carport/woodshed. View today, you won’t be disappointed. | Property ID AM1011

James Murray 027 436 8103 Canterbury

Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119 Canterbury

Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425 Canterbury

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718 Canterbury

Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

Magnificent Views. Magnificent, uninterrupted sea views from this 887m2 section at Motunau Beach. The section is positioned amongst quality home/holiday homes overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Motunau Island. Motunau is the ideal place for keen fishermen, divers and those just wanting to enjoy the beach community and relax. Approximately 1 hour from Christchurch, close enough for those weekend getaways. | Property ID AM1008

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 | f armlandsrealestate.co.nz

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Giant peacock sets scene for ‘Journey’ By SHELLEY TOPP Step into the Chamber Gallery in the Rangiora Library and you will be struck by the beauty of a giant peacock. The exquisite detail and vibrant colours of this large painting light up the gallery and bring an unforgettable quality to ‘The Journey’ by Padi Nistala­ James. This exhibition is a memoir told through paintings. It begins in India, with a gift to Padi’s father, N.K. Rao, a talented portrait artist who died in 2011. The gift, a book on landscape art containing photos of paintings and step­ by­step instructions on how to recreate them, intrigued Padi and her sister Madhavi. ‘‘We selected one (landscape photograph) and decided to see whose painting would come close to the original,’’ Padi said. ‘‘My sister has no recollection of our little contest.’’ That was 21 years ago. Padi is now living in Fernside, North Canterbury, with her Kiwi husband Scott. She has included that first painting, a watercolour on paper, entitled ‘‘The Beginner’’, in The Journey. However, like several others in the exhibition, this painting has special personal significance and is not for sale. Serene Sounds a beautiful oil on canvas done for her brother­in­law, Daniel, showing his small boat on the water close to his bach in the Marlborough Sounds, is also not for sale. ‘‘He loves the painting so much it took quite an effort to convince him to lend it

Vibrant display . . . Fernside artist Padi Nistala­James with her painting The Majestic (peacock) at ‘The Journey’ exhibition in the Chamber Gallery at The Rangiora Library.


for the exhibition,’’ Padi said. The View, an acrylic on canvas, captures the stunning outlook from Padi’s former Christchurch home, in Hillsborough. ‘‘This place inspired me to do most of my paintings. It was the most beautiful,

serene house we ever lived in.’’ Unfortunately the Canterbury earthquakes changed that. ‘‘Now the landscape looks quite different ­ some houses are gone or replaced, the beautiful hillside has been terraced, and once our lovely home is

waiting to be demolished.’’ This painting too holds special memories and is not for sale. The Journey demonstrates Padi’s love of vibrant colours, something she attributes to her Indian heritage. She was born and grew up in the ‘‘beautiful coastal city’’ of Visakhapatnam (also known as Vizag). ‘‘I love colour. Colour is in everything I do, in the clothes I wear. India is full of colour. In India we don’t worry about what colour goes with what,.’’ she said. The Majestic (peacock) was done for Christchurch’s annual Diwali Festival of Lights last October. Diwali is an ancient Hindu festival held annually in India and around the world to promote light, (representing goodness), over darkness, (representing evil). ‘‘I was asked if I could paint a peacock to display at Horncastle Arena for Diwali ­the festival of lights. It was the first time I have painted an artwork of this size.’’ A self­taught artist, Padi works as an information technology consultant for a living but painting ‘‘is an exciting challenge and a joyful experience.’’ Her late father continues to be an inspiration but she is also encouraged by ‘‘the beauty of New Zealand,’’ and this is also evident in The Journey. She was persuaded by her family and friends to do The Journey, which includes commission work, something she enjoys doing and is hoping to do more of in the future. The Journey opened at the Chamber Gallery last month and will run until Thursday, April 23.

Doing it together for a cure

Road crash . . . Rangiora High School drama students act out a road crash scene with police, fire and St John personnel. Undertaker Phillip Seal also played a part in the PHOTO: DAVID HILL drama.

Shave for a cure . . . Tracey Ross (left), Nyree Monson and Debbie Palmer, aka ‘‘Doing It 2gether’’, had their hair shaved off to raise money for Leukaemia research at the Hope Cafe, at Rangiora Baptist Church, last month. ‘‘We’ve had too many friends lose the battle to cancer,’’ Debbie says. Nyree says they originally set out to raise $500 each, but they ended raising more than $3000. Donations can still be made on the www.shaveforacure.co.nz website, under their team name ‘‘Doing It 2gether’’. PHOTO: DAVID HILL

Hard lessons learned about road crashes Traffic lights coming soon

Year 11 students from Rangiora High School and Oxford Area School participated in the annual road crash day at Rangiora Baptist Church on Friday. The day began with a crash scene, with Rangiora High School drama students taking on the role of crash victims, while police, fire and St John personnel reprised the roles they train for in an emergency, while undertaker Phillip Seal also played a part in the unfolding drama. Rangiora police senior constable Robbie Brine told the students ‘‘if you are first on the scene remain calm’’. ‘‘If arrive at an accident, it is important, particularly on rural roads, to park your car in position where you are not going cause

another collision. ‘‘It is very important that you guys remember we are a rural area. The police are the only ones who are paid. ‘‘The fire service and St John practice and practice so they can make a difference in an emergency. But they are all volunteers in our area, so when you go home today, consider volunteering.’’ Waimakariri District Council road safety co­ordinator Chris Neason said workshops were held throughout the day. The workshops included presentations from Rangiora police constable Ken Terry, Mr Seal, Rangiora Volunteer Fire Brigade chief Hamish Peters and the Brain Injury Association.

Rangiora’s Southbrook Road could have traffic lights as soon as August. Work got under way last month to install traffic lights on Southbrook Road at the entrance to Mitre 10 Mega and the new Pak ’n Save supermarket and is expected to be completed by late August, in time for the new supermarket opening. The Waimakariri District Council has advised the work will be completed in two stages. Stage one began last month and is expected to be completed by late July, and includes installing the traffic lights, intersection adjustments and new kerb, channelling and a footpath along Southbrook and Station Roads. Stage two gets under way in May, to be completed by August and includes intersection improvements at Todds and Southbrook Roads, the realignment of Flaxton Road, greenspace area reinstated

between Flaxton Road and Todds Road and new footpaths linking Southbrook, Todds and Flaxton Roads. The work is expected to have some impact on traffic. The council says ‘‘stop/go traffic management may be used during off­ peak travel times, however two­way traffic will be maintained as much as possible while the work is carried out’’. On­street parking will be affected within the work area, however access to businesses will be maintained. Residents are advised to follow on­site traffic signage including the 30kmh speed restriction. The council says work may be delayed in the event of bad weather or for unforeseen circumstances and warns there will be an increase in noise, dust and vibration as we carry, ‘‘however this will be monitored and minimised as much as possible’’.

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PROPOSAL TO INCORPORATE MATERIAL BY REFERENCE IN THE PROPOSED HURUNUI DISTRICT PLAN Pursuant to Clause 34(2)(c) of the First Schedule to the Resource Management Act 1991, the Hurunui District Council gives public notice that material is proposed to be incorporated by reference in the Proposed Hurunui District Plan. Pursuant to clause 34 of the First Schedule of the Resource Management Act 1991, notice is hereby given of the availability of material proposed to be incorporated by reference in the proposed Hurunui District Plan. Material incorporated by reference are publications which have been referred to in the Proposed Hurunui District Plan and are standards that have legal effect. All of the material may be inspected free of charge during working hours, until Friday 15 May 2015, at the office of Hurunui District Council at 66 Carters Road, Amberley. A hard copy can be purchased at the office of Hurunui District Council at 66 Carters Road, Amberley. Comments on the proposal to incorporate the proposed material by reference may be made in writing by any person. The closing date for comment to be made is 5:00pm on Friday 15 May 2015. Please email comments to: submissions@hurunui.govt.nz Hamish Dobbie CHIEF EXECUTIVE


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Alan John Roberts and Lola Neroli Roberts has made application to the District Licensin g Committee at Amberley for the renewal of the On-Licence in respect of the premises situated at 2 Jacks Pass Road, Hanmer Springs, Hurunui District known as Robbies Bar & Bistro. The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is that of a Restaurant. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are: Monday to Sunday 8am to 1am. The application may be inspected durin g ordinary office hours at the office of the Hurunui District Licensing Committee, at 66 Carters Road, Amberley. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the grant of the application may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the Hurunui District Licensing Committee, PO Box 13, AMBERLEY. No objection to the renewal of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 131 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. This is the second notice, the first notice was printed 2nd April 2015.

GENERAL DISTRIBUTORS LIMITED, a duly incorporated company having its registered office at Auckland has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Amberley for the renewal of its off-licence in respect of the premises situated at 121 Carters Road, Amberley known as Countdown Amberley. The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is that of a supermarket. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are: Monday to Sunday 7.00am – 10.00pm for consumption off the premises. The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Hurunui District Licensin g Committee at Hurunui District Council, 66 Carters Road, Amberley. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the renewal of the licence may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the District Licensin g Committee at Hurunui District Council, PO Box 13, Amberley. No objection to the renewal of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 131 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. This is the first publication of this notice.

Are you an inactive Catholic who is interested in rediscovering your Catholic faith? The Catholic Parish of St Peter Chanel Waimakariri is offering a 4 week programme at the Chervier Centre in Rangiora, starting at 7pm on Sunday 27th April, to enable former Catholics an opportunity to re-explore the Catholic faith. Attendees are assured of a warm welcome in an informal settin g where the important things can be talked about in a non-judgmental environment. The goal of this programme is to restore inactive Catholics to their spiritual home in their local Catholic parish. For more information phone 0508 HOME NOW (0508-466-366) or visit www.catholicshome 1569997 now.com


Casual Support Workers We are looking to recruit Support Workers in your area now. Prior experience preferred but not essential. Full training provided. Able to work independently in client's homes. Punctual and reliable. A current full driver's licence, access to a suitable vehicle and a clean police record. Willing to work either / or mornings, afternoons, evenings, and weekends. Level 2 Health Care Assistant Qualifications and First Aid Certificates preferred but not essential. Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa. To Apply please send cover letter and C.V. To shilo@rannerdale.co.nz Phone enquiries to 027 513 9453

Decorating A Lady Paperhanger and Painter, all work guaran­ teed, free quotes. Phone Carol 027 435 9165 or 03 3127 327. TWEED Decorating for your painting and wallpapering needs, interior or exterior. Based in Hawarden covering the Hurunui area. Call Phil on 027 558 9333 or 03 314 4110. PAINTER Top quality work. No job too big or small. We stand by Canter­ bury. Wayne 027 274 3541.

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


Require Carers for part time work 4pm to 12 midnight Reliable, multi-task and reliable transport are a few of the requirements to work at Shoshannim. Please phone Doreen 03 312 6680 or shoshannim@xtra.co.nz

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

Jasmine (dark brown Jenny) & son Jasper (Grey Gelding) are for sale as a pair to a kind, knowledgeable home. Please call Linda 03 313 8951

The News is the most trusted and fastest growing voice of the Hurunui, Kaikoura, Waimakariri districts and is produced weekly from our offices in Amberley and Rangiora. The News is an integral part r of the community newspaper network published by Allied Press Ltd, Dunedin, NZ’s largest independent publishers with daily, weekly and digital applications. r h Canterbury r is a fast-growing area and d Nort as such off f ers an exciting opport r unity for a journalist with proven experience to join the editorial team on Nort r h Canterbury r ’s leading community newspaper, The News. The position is based in Amberley and the successful candidate must be a self-start r er,, enthusiastic, have a nose for a good story r, 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. r date to suit, but the position is Start available immediately. d Remuneration and other benefits discussed at interv r iew. Applications in writing, including curriculum vitae, to: robyn.bristow@thenewsnc.co.nz or to: The News PO Box 86, AMBERLEY Applications close Friday 24th April 2015.

Garage Sales GARAGE Sale, last one! Huge clearance. Household Goods, Garden / Garage Tools, Clothes, DVD’s, CD’s. New items! 8am ­ 12.30. Saturday 11th April. 27 Sycamore Close, The Oaks, Rangiora.


BARKS, Composts, Pea Straw & much more at Woodend Landscape Supplies. Delivery & cour­ Fencing tesy trailers available. Open NORTHEND FENCING 7 days. Ph 03 312 2003. LTD is in your area. For all fencing requirements eg; Nursery dairy conversions, vineyards, deer fencing, lifestyle blocks, post and GOUGHS rail, quality workmanship guaranteed, competitive NURSERIES rates.phone Mike 027 313 1872. Deal direct with SUMMERFIELD Fencing Ltd in your area now. Lifestyle or farm, sheep, cattle, horse, all types of animals. Fences, yards, sheds, arenas, shelters, runs. 27 years contract fencing. John is available to help with your design and planning. Ph Carol or John on 03 312 4747.

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On Easter Monday Waimak played away on the hard grass of Parklands. In what was a fast paced/ messy game probably due to the firm ground waimak scored early through Tommy Chadwick to lead heading towards the break. Parklands were not thinking of the half time break and scored late in the half to draw level. The second half started with a lot of cheap turnovers from both sides then out of a nothing long ball Parklands score a one in a million volley from 25 yards that left Lee Hinton no chance in goal. Waimak pushed hard for an equaliser in the final 20 minutes but came up empty. So a great start for young team and plenty of learning so far. Next up Waimak play Hornby away and they will be looking to dismiss the last result. Get down and support your local team, they are young lads who would love the support. Home games are at Kendal park on the­ state­of­the­art Turf

Public Notice of application for renewal of off-licence Section 101, Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012


Waimak Uniteds unbeaten run came to an end over the Easter break double header. First up on a hot windy Saturday it played an experienced Cashmere Technical football side. Waimak played possibly their worst half of football for the season thus far in the first half and went to the break 1­0 down after being caught flat at the back after coughing up soft possession. The second half started better and Tommy Chadwick scored a long range effort from 25 yards to draw level. But again the Waimak side was caught flat at the back and the cash/tech striker calmly chipped the keeper to give the advantage back. The Waimak coach then rang some changes and it turned the game with Liam Brandso scoring courtesy of a keeper blunder to draw level. Kane Fraser then scored a quick double including a screamer from 35 yards that gave the keeper no chance and to cap the 5­2 win off Brandso had a tap in after a quick corner.

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

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

Painters / Decorators


Master Plumber of the Year 2010

Picture Framing





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

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

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



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

Timber Sales

Locally owned and operated

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

Water Blasting

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


Waterblasting Ltd Servicing Canterbury Commercial & Residential



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

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

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



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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Canterbury owned and operated for over 60 years

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Rangiora & Kaiapoi Toyota TOYOTA












*Offer ends 30th June 2015. For full terms and conditions visit our website, www.toyota.co.nz.



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


3.0L diesel, 5-door, auto, 91,000km




1800cc, auto, travelled just 46000km, 7-seater


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



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

5 4 to choose from. Highly spec’d low km examples. Be quick.



QUALITY USED VEHICLE SELECTION 2009-2014 TOYOTA HILUX S/CAB, E/CAB, D/CAB 2WD’S. Great range available. Enquire today! From $19,995 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


2007 TOYOTA COROLLA SEDAN, 1.8 auto, just 84,000km, value here.............................................. $11,995


2010 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER PRADO VX, 3.0 t/diesel, 7 seats, leather............................................ $54,995

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

Now $48,995

2005 TOYOTA AVENSIS, 2.0L auto, very well optioned, Lustre Pearl ................................................. $11,995



2012 TOYOTA COROLLA GX, 1800cc, auto, exceptional in ‘blue mist’, just 19,000km!....................... SOLD 2009

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




1800, just 19,000km a must see!

2007 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER PRADO VX, 4.0 V6, 8-seater, auto. Superb to drive. Was $34,995 NOW $29,995




1998 TOYOTA HIACE 4X4 GX VAN, 3.0 diesel auto, e/windows, cloth trim.......................................... $9,995

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


2012 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER PRADO, 7-seater GX, 3.0 t/diesel, auto, low km ................................ $51,995

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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