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Caberet time: Ohoka to host Caberet La Vie. — page 7.

Real Estate: Nth Canty property sales.

Dairying: News from the dairy industry.

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Wintry blast brings rain, hail and snow

Snow capped . . . Mt Richardson, near Ashley Gorge, received a liberal coating of snow in the wintry blast that hit North Canterbury early Tuesday morning. Farmers in the Waikari and Hawarden area have breathed a sigh of relief after nearly 30mm of rain was delivered to parched pastures over the weekend and early this week. But they are not taking any chances. Despite the welcome moisture, which settled the dust, a planned rain dance will still be

held on Saturday at the Hawarden Hall, as more rain is desperately needed to break the back of the drought. The dance, which will have a live band, will kick off at 7.30pm and people are asked to bring a plate and something to drink. Jac Wright, from Hawarden, says it is an opportunity to

increase the spirit of the community and leave worries behind for a few hours. Any money made from the event will be gifted to the Lions Club to go back into the community. As numbers are limited, tickets need to be pre­purchased and can be bought from Iain or

Jac Wright, phone 3142202 or Michelle Fletcher 3144518. Meanwhile a cold front delivered an unseasonal blast of snow and hail to southern parts of the region early Tuesday morning. Snow coated the hills and blanketed paddocks but had melted on the roads by the time


people woke. It froze solid on vehicles and windscreens as temperatures plummeted with 0deg recorded near Oxford at 7.45am. Farmers were well prepared for the wintry blast but are hoping it is not a sign of things to come, particularly as supplementary feed stocks tighten.

Horses to take centre stage on Anzac Day By ROBYN BRISTOW Horses will take centre stage at a dawn service at The Peaks on Anzac Day, April 25, as North Canterbury commemorates 100 years since the fateful landing of Anzac troops on the Gallipoli peninsula. One hundred horses and riders will gather at The Peaks Hall for the 6am service before they take to the road on a journey to Waikari for the district’s Anzac Day service. The Anzac Ride 100

commemoration is the result of one man’s vision to honour the Canterbury Mounted Rifles and their mounts who fought in World War One. Nearly a year ago, Terry King, from The Peaks, hatched a plan to remember the huge number of New Zealand horses that went to war and never returned. After lengthy logistical planning, the Anzac Ride 100 ride came together for what will be an unforgettable experience for all those riding and watching on.

Entry to Waikari will be poignant for many. Fifteen­year­ old Fletcher Earl will lead the 100 horses into Waikari on foot with his riderless horse carrying a pair of boots backwards in the stirrups in deference to the fallen cavalrymen and their brave horses. Anzac Day and the 100 years since the landing at Gallipoli during WW1 will also be remembered at many other services throughout North Canterbury. At Amberley the Returned

Services Association service, organised by the Amberley Lions Club, at the Tin Shed, will feature a 20 minute play remembering the outbreak of WW1, the battles and the fallen. In Kaiapoi a dawn service, followed by a 10am service featuring ‘‘the choir of 100 voices’’ with children from schools in the Kaiapoi district singing ‘‘Sons of Gallipoli’’ will be held and white crosses will dot the landscape in memory of the fallen. There is the usual Anzac Day

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service at the Rangiora Cenotaph and services at Sefton, Ashley and at the Rangiora High School’s Court of Remembrance at 9.30am. The Rangiora RSA will also be laying white crosses at the lawn cemetery on Coldstream Road, in memory of local soldiers who gave their lives. Services will also be held at Oxford, Cust/West Eyreton, Fernside and Tuahiwi. On Friday, April 24 Ohoka and Sefton will commemorate the fallen. More Anzac coverage inside.


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In memory . . . Cathy Johns from Waiau will be taking part in the Anzac Ride 100 on Anzac Day.


Large crowd expected at ride As the horses of war are remembered at The Peaks and Waikari a huge crowd is expected to join the Anzac Ride 100 commemoration events. For those attending the 6am dawn service at The Peaks Hall, access will be via Power Road off Lake Sumner Road, with parking on Costellos Road. The horses will leave for Waikari, escorted by police, travelling east along The Peaks Road, into Bakers Ford and then on to Lake Sumner Road and to Waikari for the 11am service on the Village Green. The horses and riders will form part of the backdrop as the public watch from the natural amphitheatre along Princes

ABOUT RESERVE MANAGEMENT PLANS Council intends to prepare a draft reserve management plan for recreation and ecological linkage reserves. Reserve management plans help Council with the day-to-day management of parks and reserves. We want to know how you think recreation and ecological linkage reserves should be managed. You are invited to send in your ideas and suggestions about what you would like to see included in the draft management plan. FIND OUT MORE: A list and a map of the 158 recreation and ecological linkage reserves to be included in the draft reserve management plan is on the Council website (waimakariri.govt.nz) or available to view at Council service centres. Send your ideas and suggestions to the Council at: Reserve Management Plans, Waimakariri District Council, Freepost 1667, Private Bag 1005, Rangiora 7440 or via email to records@wmk.govt.nz Please make sure your ideas reach us by 22 May 2015. For further information contact: Michelle Flanagan (03) 311 8900 or via email to michelle.flanagan@wmk.govt.nz

Street. There will be a marquee with seating for up to 300, otherwise people are asked to bring a chair or cushion. The service will be followed by a roll call at the Cenotaph and the placing of named crosses of the district’s fallen soldiers. Parking will be on Oxford St behind the Waikari Hall and along Princes St east of the cenotaph. Limited mobility parking will be available at the Waikari Health Centre. Organisers are asking the public to follow instructions from the marshalls on the day and respect their directions. People coming from Hawarden are asked to use Armstrongs Road or SH 7 to avoid the cavalcade. Police will lead the cavalcade and will not allow oncoming traffic to pass and ask that drivers turn off their engines. No cars will be allowed to pass the riders from the rear of the group and this will be controlled by a licensed traffic operator.

Anyone living near the route the cavalcade will travel along, are asked to keep dogs well away from the group. No dogs are to be at the service in Waikari or The Peaks. The committee ask that the public refrain from carrying anything that might upset or spook the horses to ensure a safe event for public and the riders. WW1 memorabilia will be on display in the Waikari Hall along with some short films remembering the horses and locals who gave their lives. There will be live music prior to and immediately after the service and there will be two coffee carts and food available after the service. The committee warmly welcomes the public to this once in a lifetime event, that has come together thanks to the hard work of countless volunteers in the true Anzac spirit. The event will be held regardless of weather. For updates, go to the Facebook page: Anzac Ride 100.

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Rangiora RSA remembers The fallen to be honoured across the district

Remembering. Photo: Supplied. they were going overseas for a few months on a bit of a holiday and then they would come home. But, of course, it turned out to be nothing like that.’’ Mr Thompson says he has received a

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Ian Thompson is busier than usual as he gears up for Anzac Day. The Rangiora RSA president has four services to prepare for, is visiting seven schools and is fielding enquiries from residents keen to trace their World War 1 forbears in the lead up to the Anzac Day centenary on Saturday, April 25. ‘‘Because its the Anzac Day centennial we’ve got cenotaphs which haven’t been involved before being used for services this year. We normally only have one or two Rangiora services, so it’s quite busy this year. ‘‘The schools are more interested than ever and I’m going to seven different schools, meeting with students and talking about Anzac Day.’’ This year the Rangiora RSA is involved in services at Sefton, Ashley and Rangiora High School, as well as the usual Anzac Day service at the Rangiora Cenotaph. The Rangiora High School service will be held at the school’s Court of Remembrance at 9.30am on Anzac Day. The Rangiora RSA will also be laying the white crosses in memory of local soldiers who gave their lives on the roundabout at the lawn cemetery on Coldstream Road. All of the crosses will be transported to Wellington for the Armistice Day centenary commemoration on November 11, 2018. Descendants and friends are invited to adopt a cross and this has been aided by research by the Rangiora Museum and the Waimakariri branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists to identify each soldier from the area. In all 103,000 New Zealand men and 600 nurses served overseas from a population of 1.1 million, with 18,000 losing their lives and 41,000 being either wounded or falling ill. Mr Thompson says 251 young men from the Waimakariri district were killed, which was 10 per cent of the local population at the time. ‘‘Most of those young men though

number of enquiries from residents concerned that their ancestor is not included on any local cenotaphs, even though they came from Rangiora. ‘‘World War 1 records are a bit unique in that a person is not recorded in the place where they came from, but where they enlisted. If they enlisted in Christchurch, then they are registered on a cenotaph in Christchurch. ‘‘It’s sad, but there’s not a lot I can do about it. I don’t have the authority to change that.’’ He says World War 2 records have soldiers listed where they came from, rather than where they enlisted. Rangiora Salvation Army band master Bill Peck, who was recently made a life member of the Rangiora RSA, will once again perform the Last Post and Reveille for the town’s Anzac Day service. The parade will leave from the Rangiora RSA on Victoria Street at 11.15am, marching down to High Street. The route will head along the private road next to Super Cheap Auto, before arriving at the cenotaph. Mr Thompson asks that parade participants to ensure there is room for shoppers to enter Super Cheap Auto during the parade. This year’s Anzac Day service will be held at the revamped Red Lion Corner. Mr Thompson says RSA members have ‘‘renamed’’ it ‘‘Thompson’s Corner’’ due to the number of meetings he has attended with the council during the project. ‘‘People suggested moving the cenotaph to a new location, but it could have taken two years to create a new one and we needed it for the centenary. ‘‘The council has to be congratulated for the work they’ve done. Yes we’ve lost some of the land on the corner to the road, but we’ve gained plenty of room on the other side of the road. ‘‘The cenotaph really belongs to the community. The young people are so supportive of us and they are entitled to use it too. I would like to see people sitting around there having their lunch and they will be able to when the work is completed.’’


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On the look out for counterfeit $2 coins Counterfeit $2 coins have been found at a Kaiapoi restaurant and bar. Kevin Johnson of Jagger says the coins came to light after one had an ‘‘adverse reaction’’ in a pokie machine on his premises. He says he has no idea how many of the coins may be in circulation but he had since found four at his restaurant and bar after all machines had been emptied and machine money sorted. He has warned other Kaiapoi outlets and the Christchurch Casino that the coins are in circulation and says the Casino could be the ultimate target for the coins where the impact would be much larger. Mr Johnson says the coins look like $2 coins, but are plain with etchings on them

as though they had been lathed. ‘‘They are the exact same size as a $2 coin and have swirl marks like rings of a tree on them,’’ he says. ‘‘One did have an adverse reaction to a machine. ‘‘I have seen 10c and $1 coins with wire wrapped around them or soldered on them in an attempt to use them in machines, but this is a first,’’ he says. Mr Johnson says a person brought it to their attention and his staff were now on the look out for them to stop them from being recycled. Police have been informed and Mr Johnson asks hoteliers to contact him or The News if they have found any coins on their premises so there is a co­ordinated response to the problem. Anyone with information can contact the Editor, robyn.bristow@thenewsnc.co.nz.

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WW1 remembered The traditional Amberley Anzac Day play ­ Gallipoli ­ will be poignant this year, reflecting on events leading up to World War One and the fateful landing at Gallipoli. Playwright, director and Amberley Lions Club member James Drewery says the play wraps itself around the Anzac landings on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey on April 25, 1915. What followed that 1915 landing was a bitter eight­month campaign where many New Zealanders lost their lives, the centenary of which is being commemorated at services across New Zealand and Australia and at Gallipoli next Saturday (April 25). James says the play, at the 11am Amberley Anzac Day service in the Tin Shed in the Amberley Domain, has three distinct themes ­ the start of World War One, the Gallipoli landing and the Anzac’s campaign at Chunuk Bair. The 20 minute play will endeavour to provide attendees with slices of history which helped shape New Zealand. An extract from a Gallipoli Diary,

written by a young Omihi man, Argyle Cameron, will be read out by a descendant, who’s son now farms where Argyle once lived. ‘‘It will be quite poignant, especially being read by a direct descendant,’’ says Mr Drewery. Static displays, by local schools, will add to the remembrance service, along with students from local schools reading out their winning poems they entered in the Amberley Lions inspired competition. Mr Drewery, who has visited Gallipoli, will also deliver a talk on Thursday, April 23, at the Amberley library between 6.30pm and 7pm on Gallipoli and events leading to World War One. For details and to enrol call 314 3406. The 11am service will be preceded by a march to the Tin Shed. Those wishing to take part should assemble at the Amberley pool carpark at 10.30am. Transport is available from here for anyone unable to march. Mr Drewery says while the service is organised by the Amberley Lions Club it is still very much a Returned Services day.



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Rangiora enters traffic light age Rangiora’s first traffic lights are set to be turned on this Friday. The new traffic lights will be officially switched on at the Red Lion Corner this Friday evening, ahead of Anzac Day. High Street will also be re­opened to two­way traffic between Ashley and Victoria Streets. The Red Lion Corner realignment project is the first stage of work to restore two­way traffic flow along High Street between Ashley Street and King Street. Parallel parking is also being installed along High Street between Ashley Street and Victoria Street.

Parallel parking and two­way reconfiguration of the remainder of High Street to King Street will be undertaken in two further stages over the coming months to work in with private developments and the removal of the temporary retail units outside the Waimakariri District Council offices later this year. Streetscape improvements including landscaping will also take place. ‘‘While there will be some reduction of parking spaces with the introduction of parallel parking, the change to two­way traffic flow will unlock the town centre, enhance the pedestrian environment,

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accommodation ­ to Sydney sponsored by ORICA. Organised jointly by the Amuri, Hanmer and Hawarden­Waikari Lions Clubs in support of the Amuri St John Area Committee spectators got to enjoy a patty or sausage at the Hanmer Lions barbecue stall as the sun finally made an appearance as the ducks swept down the final straight. The event was held just in time as the Hurunui River has fallen to the point where the irrigation is about to be turned off. The funds raised will be presented to the Amuri St John at the end of June, says Rob Field, duck race project manager (Amuri Lions Club) and publicity officer for the Amuri St John area committee.

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by Stuart Smith - MP for Kaikoura

A&P shows at heart Social service value of rural communities One size doesn’t fit all because all Agricultural and Pastoral (A&P) shows are unique and reflect their individual communities. I have now had the pleasure of attending the full complement of A&P shows in the electorate and have seen first­hand how these shows provide continuity and are a reflection of the special character of the communities they represent. They also provide the opportunity for service sector businesses to maintain and build relationships with clients. On a personal level, it was good to have the opportunity to connect with constituents from Amberley in the south to Rai Valley in the north of the electorate. I particularly enjoyed checking out the produce stalls where, despite the rivalry, I suspect the competitors are all good friends and that the camaraderie is more important than winning a prize. Everyone was a winner at Rai Valley with the arrival of some much needed rain. It certainly didn’t dampen spirits and after such a dry summer it was celebrated in true rural fashion with smiles all round. There were a few memorable highlights from the shows this season and one was at Hawarden. As we all know, 2015 marks the centennial of the Gallipoli landings and the Hawarden community decided to recognise this connection in a very special way. It restaged the departure of the young men of the Amuri Mounted Rifle

Brigade who travelled on horseback to Lyttelton to join other Canterbury Mounted Rifle Troopers. As part of the NZEF, these soldiers would go on to serve in Gallipoli, the Middle East and the trenches in France. A special part of the tribute was that each participant in the re­enactment represented a local family member who had seen service in the Great War. This was a really wonderful commemoration; authentic and very moving. Another special moment was at the 90th anniversary of the Flaxbourne Show in Ward. There I had the privilege of awarding the Royal Agricultural Society Medal for Excellence in Agriculture to Peter Chapman. This recognition of long standing commitment to the agricultural industry and epitomises all that is good about these events. For me, shows are all about maintaining a sense of community and showcasing the best of rural life in heartland New Zealand. I really enjoyed the A&P season this year. I always really enjoy getting out and about in the community and meeting such a variety of constituents and learning about what makes a community tick. Heartland New Zealand is unique and I am privileged to serve an electorate that has both rural and urban voters. It is important for me to be in touch with the issues affecting all members of the community. That is why I will be at Te Mania on the 17th of this month.

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Access to social welfare is probably a given in our cities and larger provincial towns. In districts such as Hurunui, it may come as a surprise to many that there are no Government agencies who deliver social services, physically located in the district. A limited number of social services are provided by itinerant practitioners who deliver a great service to our rural communities, however it has been indicated that due to heavy urban demand where they are based, practitioners struggle to spread their resources into rural areas, as far as they would like, cost effectively. It’s obvious that social service practitioners travelling two hours each way to visit one client at the extremities of our district eats up a huge amount of resource, compared to the practitioner attending numerous clients in the same time frame in a more closely populated area. While rural people are generally very self reliant and resilient, never the less we are representative of the general population with some members having real need for assistance in life. Over recent months several initiatives have driven extensive surveys to help us understand the

TimeBank Hurunui Learning Exchange events Spanish, Wednesdays, from 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. For details and to enrol call 314 3406, email tbhlearningexchange@gmail.com or go to: http://timebanks.org/page/learning­exchange­programme. Gallipoli 100 Years On Thursday, April 23, from 6.30pm to 7pm, James Drewery will give a fascinating talk in the Amberley library. James Drewery, who has visited Gallipoli and has a passion for NZ military history, is directing the Amberley Lions/RSA Anzac Day play about Gallipoli and the events leading up to WW1. Rangiora Players The Rangiora Players are performing ANZAC from April 22 to 24 in the Rangiora Town Hall. Performances daily at 7.30pm plus matinee on 25th at 2.30pm. Set in December 1917, sisters are waiting for the train which will bring their brother home from the war. Tickets $15.


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Ohoka Hall transformed for Caberet La Vie By SHELLEY TOPP It’s billed as a night of jazz, blues, alt country, and Celtic renaissance music, with a dash of vaudeville and music­hall theatre, plus a smattering of satire thrown in. This evening of fun and vibrant entertainment could be in Paris, but for North Canterbury people Cabaret La Vie, featuring Ma Belle and guests, is much closer to home. It will be held in the Ohoka Hall which is being transformed into an old­time jazz and blues club for the night of April 25. The cabaret is part of the Pop Up Concert Series, an artist­led post earthquake initiative supported by Creative Communities funding to bring arts and music into the heart of Canterbury’s communities. The event is organised, and hosted by, Celtic soul and blues songstress Isabella (Izzy) Miller Bell, aka Ma Bell, who will introduce her stage character, ‘‘the mysterious Madame Tragedie, a singer and story­teller extraordinaire’’, at the cabaret. Madame Tragedie will be accompanied on stage by two modern­ day troubadours, singer/songwriter/ guitarist James Wilkinson, and master blues and finger­style guitarist, Jon Maxim Hooker. James and Jon are widely considered to be two of New Zealand’s finest contemporary guitarists. Christchurch duo Radius, comprising instrumentalists Harry Harrison and Justine S, will join them. They create a rich, diverse, symphony of sound, with Harry playing strings (guitar with loop pedal, banjo, and dobro) and Justine on soprano saxophone and flute. ‘‘The most fun busking ever was in

Dynamic duo . . . Harry Harrison and Justine S. instrumentalists who perform as Radius and will join Isabella Miller Bell, and others, on stage at Cabaret La Vie in Ohoka on the evening of ANZAC Day, April 25.

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Anzac Day spirit . . . Shane Luzak is looking forward to representing the Rangiora RSA DAVID HILL. at Gallipoli on Anzac Day.

Gallipoli beckons By DAVID HILL Shane Luzak is looking forward to getting into the Anzac Day spirit at Gallipoli. The Rangiora RSA executive committee member, who served 35 years as an army medic in the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF), will represent the Rangiora RSA at the dawn service at Chunuk Bair, on the Gallipoli Peninsula, on Anzac Day. Mr Luzak secured his pass to Gallipoli in the Government’s veterans’ ballot, while the Rangiora RSA has assisted with his airfares. To get to Chunuk Bair he will undergo seven different security checks for the privilege of attending the Anzac Day dawn service. ‘‘There will be a lot of waiting and standing around, but I’m looking forward to it because it will be one of the biggest parades I have been to and I have been on a few big parades.’’ He says around 2000 New Zealanders will be at Chunuk Bair and 8000 Australians at Pine Gap on the Gallipoli Peninsula on Anzac Day and there will be several Australians on the ‘‘engineers tour’’ he has signed up for. ‘‘The Australians like to talk about Pine Gap. ‘‘But if they do it on the bus trip I will be able to point that the monument at Chunuk Bair is bigger and that’s because Atatu ¨ rk acknowledged the New Zealanders were not defeated. ‘‘Chunuk Bair was only recaptured after the British took over, whereas the Australians were defeated at

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Pine Gap.’’ Mr Luzak immigrated to New Zealand with his family at intermediate school age in 1970. His Polish father lived in a German concentration camp during World War 2 as a child. He joined the Royal New Zealand Army as a regular force cadet at age 15 and during his career served six months in East Timor and went on two deployments to Singapore. Mr Luzak rose to the rank of staff sergeant and in East Timor he was the senior NCO (non­commissioned officer) in the medical section. While his parents settled in Auckland, Mr Luzak was based at Burnham for 20 years, ‘‘so I’m a Cantabrian’’. His last major deployment, before he retired from the NZDF in October 2011, was in Christchurch following the February 2011 earthquake. ‘‘We were gearing up for a big exercise, so we had all the army medics at Burnham and we were already geared up to go. ‘‘So it was quite lucky.’’ Mr Luzak earned six medals for his service, including a United Nations medal for his service in East Timor, and a good conduct medal for 15 years service ‘‘being a good boy and not getting caught’’. Since leaving the army, Mr Luzak works as a health simulation technician at the Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology. Mr Luzak plans to be part of the Rangiora RSA contingent heading to Belgium in November 2017 for the centenary of the battle of Passchendaele.

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Kaiapoi honours soldiers One hundred and seven white crosses have been put up next to the Kaiapoi Cenotaph on Raven Quay to remember local soldiers who served in World War 1 as Kaiapoi prepares to remember its fallen soldiers, says RSA president Neill Price. Among them is his father­in­law Private A E Sheppard who served at Gallipoli and latter at the Battle of the Somme in France in 1917, where ‘‘he got gassed’’ and had to be invalided home. Mr Price says a short biography has been prepared for each of the soldiers. One of those is 1st Lieutenant Henry Hugh Blackwell, a flying officer in 53 Squadron Royal Flying Corps in the Royal Air Force. Mr Blackwell was born on July 30, 1896, and later served in World War 2 as an administration officer with the Royal New Zealand Air Force. He died in Christchurch on May 27, 1975. This year the Kaiapoi RSA is involved in four services, including the Anzac Day dawn service at the cenotaph at 6.30am and the 10am service at Trousselot Park. The dawn service is being organised by vice­president Jamie Morton and will feature the Kaiapoi High School (KHS) choir and speeches by the deputy head boy and girl and the laying of a wreath. Breakfast will follow at the Kaiapoi Club at 7am, with tickets to be purchased before the day. Mr Price says the 10am service will be led by St Bartholomew’s Anglican vicar Rev Felicity Whitcombe and features ‘‘the choir of 100 voices’’ with children from schools in the Kaiapoi district singing ‘‘Sons of Gallipoli’’. Waimakariri Mayor David Ayers will also speak. The national anthems of Turkey, Australia and New Zealand will be sung, while the flags of New Zealand, Australia, Turkey, Belgium, France and the United Kingdom will also be flying from the new

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Country Cups final By SHELLEY TOPP The $25,000 Country Cups final will be a highlight of next Sunday’s Rangiora Harness Racing Club’s meeting at Rangiora. Club president Greg Wright says there is no table or points system and horses have to run in a least two heats to be nominated with the final field selected on form as for any other race. On December 21, last year Mighty Flying Mac won the $11,000 Rangiora New World Summer Cup, which was a heat of the series, at the club’s final meeting for the year. Other highlights at next Sunday’s meeting will be two races in the Joan Belcher series. ‘‘Joan was a passionate hobby trainer in

North Canterbury and bequeathed a part of her estate to the Canterbury Standardbred Breeders’ Association who sponsor races for maiden fillies and mares in her name. There will also be two races for the New Zealand Amateur Drivers’ Championship with the cream of the amateur drivers competing.’’ The club’s main meeting for the year will be held on Sunday April 26, featuring the $50,000 Group Three Wai­Eyre Farm Classic and the $15,000 Lotare Downs Rangiora Three­year­old Stakes. The Centenary of the Anzac landing at Gallipoli will be marked with a bugler playing Last Post and the recitation of the Ode For the Fallen. The Racing Board’s chairwoman, Glenda Hughes, will open the grandstand. Admission is free on both days.

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Choir popular but Harry gets the attention By SHELLEY TOPP

A group of irrepressible septuagenarian singers, and a scene­stealing hound called Dancing Harry, are in demand. Kaiapoi’s Invisible Choir is celebrating its first year of performing next month and are fully booked up until the end of this year. Harry is the much loved companion hound of choir member Antoinette Tarlton, of Kaiapoi. The choir was Antoinette’s idea and

Harry is their mascot. ‘‘He wears a lovely crimson coat made by Josh Hart, at Kaiapoi Monograms,’’ Antoinette said. A friendly, gentle, retired greyhound, Harry is a scene stealer wherever the choir goes. ‘‘They are not bothered with us. It’s him they are interested in,’’ Antoinette said. His popularity with the crowds they perform for was particularly noticeable

last Christmas. While the choir put their heart and soul into all the Christmas carol favourites, it was Harry who was the centre of attention. ‘‘We were belting out Silent Night, while the crowd were all kneeling down beside Harry, patting him and telling him what a lovely dog he was,’’ Antoinette said. The choir came about after Antoinette had a chance meeting with Kaiapoi musician and vocal coach Marynita Phillips. Antoinette’s idea for the choir came about after she saw Young@Heart, a 2008 documentary about a group of senior citizens, with an average age of 80, who form a choir. Marynita made it happen. ‘‘She’s a professional. ‘‘She has done all the hard work. She has been a dynamo,’’ Antoinette said. Antoinette admits she might not be the


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A night on the tiles By DAVID HILL More than 100 Hurunui district youth enjoyed a night out in Hanmer Springs last month. Hurunui Youth Project co­ordinator Rochelle Faimalo says the second annual district­wide formal ball, organised by the Hurunui Youth Council, proved to be a success on Saturday, March 28. ‘‘It went really well, it was a great success. ‘‘We had around 110 from throughout the district and they had a great night out. It’s always great to see all the different young people come together.’’ ‘‘We don’t have a lot of young people in our district, so to get 110 is amazing.’’ Rochelle says the schools in the district are small, and with Amberley teens going to Rangiora High School and a number of students boarding in Christchurch, it is not often the youth come together. ‘‘They have an area school formal later in the year for Cheviot Area School and Hurunui College with Akaroa Area School and Amuri do their own, but this

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Anzac Day services Hurunui Anzac Day services Amberley A service will be held at 11am in The Tin Shed, at the Amberley Domain. People wishing to march should assemble at the Amberley Swimming pool at 10.30am. Transport will be available for RSA members from the assembly point if they do not wish to march. A Field of Remembrance dedication service will be held on April 22 at 10am in front of the Hurunui District Council offices in Carter’s Road. The Amberley. Glenmark/Waipara, Scargill and Omihi Field of Remembrance will be displayed on various significant dates over the next four years to commemorate events where brave men gave their lives. Cheviot A White Cross ceremony will be held at the Cheviot Area School grounds, Hall Street, on April 20 at 2pm. The 67 crosses, 37 of them representing local soldiers, will be removed on April 24 and installed at the Cheviot Cenotaph during the Anzac Day parade on April 25. The parade will assemble at 10.25am and dedication and commemoration starts at 10.30am. A plaque commemorating the centenary of the First World War will be unveiled. A commemorative service, led by Rev Nancy Jean Whitehead, will be held at about 11am in the school hall, Caverhill Road. Prior to and following the service a power point of photographs, provided by the Cheviot Museum from around the 1914­1918 era, will be displayed along with a static display of photographs and information. Hanmer Springs A Dawn Service will be held at 6.30am at the Cenotaph following a Parade by Armed forces, the RSA, Police and St Johns from the Queen Mary Hospital gates. The service will be followed by morning tea in the hall. Hawarden­Waikari A Dawn Service will be held at the Peaks Hall on April 25 at the corner of Costellos and Wrights Road followed by the main service at 11am at Waikari. The Hurunui Gateway Promotions Association regrets to advise there will be NO fun run this year owing to the Anzac 100 event. Omihi A service will be held at 9am. Scargill­Motunau Due to local interest in the cavalcade at Waikari to mark the 100th anniversary of WW1, there will be no service at the Scargill Hall this year. Waiau A Wreath laying ceremony will be held at Memorial swimming baths Rotherham at 9.30am and a service will be held at the Waiau Hall at 10am followed by a wreath laying at the Waiau cenotaph. Morning tea at the Waiau Hall will follow. Waipara A service will be held at Waipara at 10am.

Waimakariri Anzac Day services Friday April 24: Ohoka A service will be held in the Ohoka Hall, 490 Mill Road, at 11 am and will include pupils and staff from the Ohoka School. Members of the public are welcome to attend this service. Sefton A service will be held at the Cenotaph in Sefton Domain at 6 pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend. Saturday April 25 Rangiora The Anzac Day Parade will assemble at the RSA Club Rooms, Victoria Street, Rangiora at 11.15 am and march via Alfred and Ivory Streets to the Cenotaph for the 11.30am service and wreath laying ceremony. The Rangiora RSA will also lay wreaths at the Rangiora High School at 9.30 am (assembling at 9.20 am). Cust/West Eyreton A Memorial Service will be held at 10 am in the Cust Community Centre. The service will be followed by a wreath laying ceremony at the West Eyreton Memorial. Fernside A Memorial Service followed by a wreath laying ceremony will be held in the Fernside Memorial Hall at 10 am. Kaiapoi The RSA will hold a Dawn Service at 6.30 am at the War Memorial to which members of the public are invited. An Anzac Day parade will assemble at the corner of Sewell Street and Davie Street at 9.45 am. The parade will march to Trousselot Park, Charles Street, where a service and dedication will be held at 10 am. The RSA will also be holding a Dawn Service at 6.30 am at the war memorial and members of the public are also invited to attend this service. Oxford A Memorial Service will be held in the Oxford Town Hall at 10 am followed by a parade to the Cenotaph for a wreath laying ceremony. Tuahiwi A Memorial Service will be held at the War Memorial and those attending the service should assemble at 1.45 pm at the community mail boxes by the cemetery for the 2 pm service. Residents of the district are invited to attend the above commemorative services and wreath laying ceremonies. Kaikoura Anzac Day service A memorial service will be held at the Kaikoura War Memorial, Esplanade, Kaikoura, at 11am on Anzac Day.

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‘Big farm toy’ demonstrations a drawcard By DAVID HILL It might have been a new site, but Canterbury’s big farming event was back with plenty of demonstrations and innovations last month. Demonstrations have been a feature since the first South Island Agricultural Field Days event back in 1951 and the new and bigger site at Kirwee, near Christchurch, provided an even greater opportunity for agricultural firms to show off their ‘‘big farm toys’’. The new site is 5ha bigger than the former site at Lincoln University and is a rectangle shape. Organising committee members and brothers Andrew and Nathan Stewart, of Rangiora, say they received ‘‘some very good comments’’ about the new demonstration area. ‘‘For our first year on this site we are really happy with the way it’s gone and the feedback we’ve had,’’ Andrew says. ‘‘We have a lot more area for the demonstrations so the agricultural firms are able to try out some pretty big farm toys, like an 8 metre cultivator. It’s really good for the big arable guys to see some big machinery in action. ‘‘And for the smaller farmers and the dairy farmers and sheep and beef guys, there’s been some

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Study shows quad bike dangers Safekids Aotearoa strongly supports recommendations in a recent report highlighting the dangers of quad bikes being ridden by children aged under 16. The Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee report ‘‘Child and youth mortality from motorcycle, quad bike and motorised agricultural vehicle use’’ looked into 33 child deaths caused by off­ road vehicles from 2001 to 2012. They included 12 deaths caused by quad bikes. According to Safekids Aotearoa, 30 children die or are admitted to hospital every year from quad bike injuries. Studies also show that in more than half of child quad bike injury cases, a child was identified as the driver. The report recommends children under 16 should never operate an adult­ sized quad bike. Safekids Aotearoa director Ann Weaver says it is essential anyone considering buying a quad bike of any size, or allowing a child to drive or ride on one, understands quad bikes are powerful and heavy machines with a high centre of

bikes rolled on riders. A study from James Cook University’s Mt Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health and College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Science, led by Prof Sabina Knight and Associate Prof Richard Franklin, found many farmers did not know who to ask about quad bike dangers or how to reduce them. ‘‘There is a lot of misinformation out there,’’ Prof Knight says. ‘‘Some farmers believed that horses were the most dangerous form of transport on the farm, followed by two­ Safety first . . . James Hoban competes in a quad bike module wheeled motorbikes, followed FILE PHOTO by quads. In fact, it’s during a Young Farmers Contest event. completely the opposite. gravity. Meanwhile, new research ‘‘Agriculture is Australia’s ‘‘Children are particularly from Australia’s James Cook most dangerous industry and vulnerable as they do not have University shows farmers are quad bikes are predominantly the body size, weight, confused about quad bike associated with serious injury perception and co­ordination safety and most and death.’’ skills to actively ride these manufacturers are resistant to She says horses would not large machines,’’ Ms Weaver adding safety features to their deliberately get themselves bikes. into danger and the risks of says. In 2014 quad bikes overtook two­wheel motorbikes are ‘‘The evidence is clear ­ tractors as the most dangerous well known, but quads catch parents should not allow piece of farm equipment in many people unaware children on quad bikes, as because of their ease of use they are potentially lethal and Australia. The majority of have the capacity to inflict on fatalities occurred from crush and misleading apparent injuries or asphyxia after stability. them significant harm.’’

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Call for farmers to improve standards Federated Farmers was disappointed with the findings recently released by the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment in their compliance operation. Federated Farmers dairy chairman Andrew Hoggard says ‘‘It is not a great look for our industry to have this number of dairy farmers not meeting the minimum employment requirements. This is why Federated Farmers has and will continue to focus on this area.’’ ‘‘MBIE inspectors targeted some of the farmers who were known to have existing employment compliance concerns, while others were random, so ratios of compliance cannot be generalised to dairy farmers at large. But this does not take away the stern reminder of where the industry is at or our motivation to achieve the task we have set ourselves to get the whole industry to achieve above minimum standards. ‘‘We have a significant hurdle ahead of us in terms of attracting the next generation into the industry. To me it is not just about meeting the minimum compliance under the law, but changing perceptions of the dairy industry as a career. This means we need to change the reality on some farms in a number of situations.’’ Mr Hoggard says lifting employment standards is a high priority for the Federation which has developed industry standard employment contracts and tools, such as the time and wage records, all at heavily discounted rates for members. ‘‘The support for farmers is out there,

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Dairy chair keen to support farmers out to young people is increasingly important.’’ Mr Henderson says while Mr Sneek is also ‘‘relatively to new to Federated Farmers’’, he brings plenty of experience to his new role. ‘‘I have known him for a while and he’s been in the Waimakariri area for longer than I have and he’s quite an experienced sharemilker so we should be able to give a strong voice for Waimakariri.’’

By DAVID HILL Oxford is well­represented on the newly elected Federated Farmers North Canterbury executive. Cameron Henderson was elected dairy chairman and he has been joined by Theo Sneek, of Eyrewell, near Oxford, as the new sharemilkers spokesman at the province’s annual general meeting at Omihi, north of Amberley, on Friday, April 9. After just 12 months of active involvement with Federated Farmers, Mr Henderson says he had ‘‘intended to support another committed candidate’’, but when no­one else stood he was happy to accept the role. ‘‘It will give me an excuse to get off­ farm occasionally and it’s a new challenge. I enjoy learning about what other farmers are up to and not getting too bogged on the day­to­day dairying side on­farm.’’ He says his priority will be supporting farmers through the next 12 months and beyond following the low milk price payout. ‘‘We could see two years in a row of depressed prices, so supporting farmers through this period will be the big thing.’’ Mr Henderson, who owns a dairy farm near Oxford, has been working for DairyNZ for the past year, but plans to return full­time to the farm ready for next season. He has a farm manager on his 240 hectare, 750 cow farm this season. ‘‘It’s too big a risk in the current financial situation to be off farm full­time and I don’t have to pay myself quite as much.’’

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Farmer input needed Investing in staff pays off Water issues and nutrients continue to be the biggest challenges for Federated Farmers. Outgoing North Canterbury president Lynda Murchison, of Waipara, says her organisation has had some successes over the last 12 months, but there is still work to do. The local annual general meeting was held at Omihi, north of Amberley, on Thursday, April 9. ‘‘I hear farmers say ‘I pay my membership and leave it to the professionals.’ We are very lucky in Federated Farmers to have wonderful staff, but at the end of the day the professionals of our industry are us ­ the farmers. We need farmer input into policy and regulation.’’ Successes include a variation to the Selwyn Waihora catchment plan, while the discussions around the Hurunui Waiau regional plan ‘‘has had two positive outcomes’’, Mrs Murchison says. ‘‘While we haven’t seen the decision yet (on the Selwyn Waihora plan), the strength and clarity of our case has been commented on and I thank all those farmers who made submissions and gave evidence. ‘‘The organisation weathered a baptism of fire around the Hurunui Waiau plan, as we found members on both sides expecting our support in a planning regime that had picked winners and losers among farmers. ‘‘While the issue isn’t finally resolved, it has had two positive outcomes: farmers are now very aware of the issues and the need to engage, and Federated Farmers

Investing in staff in tight financial times can pay off. Primary ITO training advisor Roger Irvine says trained staff are an asset, even in tight financial times. That was the message of Primary ITO staff at South Island Agricultural Field Days at Kirwee during March 25 to 27. ‘‘Some farmers are saying it’s the time to actually spend more on training. Skilled staff can be the biggest asset in any business.’’ Agribusiness advisor Carey Blue says Primary ITO’s role is ‘‘to upskill the primary sector worker, from those just starting out right through to the diploma stage, at all skill levels and all walks of life’’. ‘‘It’s not just kids, it’s also those looking at Still work to do . . . Waipara farmer Lynda Murchison says more farmer input is a career change.’’ By working in with employers and needed. employees to meet skill gaps, Primary ITO is now recognised as an important party students can ‘‘earn while they learn’’ by instantly applying their learning in the in that process.’’ Former West Coast dairy farmer Frank dairy shed or wherever they worked. Brenmuhl, who has retired to Aylesbury, Primary ITO is also working in conjunction with Aoraki Polytech to offer near Christchurch, where he has a nut diploma recognition to the more advance orchard, was elected provincial president, while Mrs Murchison was students. Ms Blue says many employers are keen to elected senior vice­president and put a work based training plan in place for Hawarden farmer Dan Hodgen junior vice­president. each of their staff to ensure they have the necessary skills and Primary ITO can Mr Hodgen was also re­elected meat and fibre chairman, with Waipara farmer assist. John Murchison elected meat and fibre ‘‘For someone who is new, we can look at health and safety and milk quality, moving vice chairman. on to dairy effluent and compliance. Oxford farmer Cameron Henderson is the new dairy chairman, with Theo ‘‘For more experienced workers or those looking at a career change or those with Sneek the new sharemilker representative, while the grain and seed degrees, we can look at skill gaps. Whatever chairperson position remains vacant. the employer needs Johnny to learn we can

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Canty A&P Assn elects first woman president The Canterbury A&P Association has made history in electing its first woman president. Nicky Hutchinson was elected president at the association’s annual general meeting on Wednesday, April 1, becoming the first women president in the 153 year history of New Zealand’s biggest A&P show. The retired Banks Peninsula sheep and beef farmer will now preside over the 2015 Canterbury A&P Show being held at Canterbury Agricultural Park during November 11 to 13. ‘‘It’s an honour to be president and to be adding another rung to the ladder of this historic show as the first woman president of the association. ‘‘I feel very humbled to have my name listed alongside the great names of previous men who had a vision for the show so many years ago and the more recent presidents that have helped the show become such a success’’ Mrs Hutchinson says. Her involvement with the Canterbury A&P Show began in the early 1960s when she first competed in the equestrian section. Making the journey from Rakaia Gorge’s Double Hill Station to Christchurch was not an easy one, but it was one that paid off over the years, with Mrs Hutchinson winning many awards through the 1960s and 1970s, including the prestigious Bethell Challenge Salver, New Zealand hack of the year and lady’s hack of the year championships. As well as competing, Mrs Hutchinson has invested a lot of time volunteering for the association in many different roles including judge, steward, horse committee chairperson, general committee member and as the first woman ringmaster. She is also involved with the Royal Agricultural Society of New Zealand as the national judges convenor and she is a past president of the Banks Peninsula A&P Association at Little River. Mrs Hutchinson’s tenure as president follows in the footsteps of her uncle Jimmy Ensor, who was President in 1973 and it’s those sorts of family connections that she cherishes. ‘‘The Canterbury A&P Show operates like a very large family and it’s wonderful to see the number of younger family members and their friends who are also becoming involved in the association along with their parents. ‘‘I have immensely enjoyed seeing my children and grandchildren become involved in A&P shows too.’’ Mrs Hutchinson says young people


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are the future of the A&P show and stressed the importance of encouraging and supporting their participation. She says that showing and volunteering presented many career and personal development opportunities for youth. ‘‘The best way to learn about working as a team is to be part of one and to be working alongside so many knowledgeable stockmen and women is a great way for youth to learn about showing and stockmanship, as well as recognising excellence in the breeding and presentation of stock.’’ Mrs Hutchinson has a clear vision for the future of the show. ‘‘I hope that the show continues to be a spectacular event for rural and urban people alike and that we can encourage more overseas visitors to attend. ‘‘I also look forward to the Canterbury A&P Show one day becoming a Royal Show again ­ it’s very important that everyone has the opportunity to attend and compete at a Royal Show.’’ Also elected at the annual meeting were Warrick James, of Coalgate, as senior vice­president and Peter Gilbert, of Ashburton, as junior vice­ president.

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North Canty athletes enjoy success North Canterbury athletes have made huge strides during the season which was evident at the Canterbury championships at Timaru, the last event of the year. Held over two days, many local athletes made semi­finals and finals against strong opposition from teams from South Canterbury, Mid­Canterbury, Canterbury and the West Coast, with Claudia Knight, Beauti Gamble, Cameron Gamble and Jessica Hendren gaining top three placings. The highlight of the final day was the girls 4x100 metre relay with the North Canterbury girls up against the Port Hills team that had proved to be the number one team to beat throughout the season. A strong start from Emma Pawsey put the team into a good position going into the first baton change. Beauti Gamble produced a lightning 100m sprint down the back straight to keep them in first place. A faultless baton change to Kaitlin Feather edged the team further in front. With a 10metre advantage going into the final baton change the final leg was left to Jessica Hendren to sprint to glory beating the fast finishing Port Hills team ­ the team finishing two seconds inside their previous season best time. The top eight place getters from each age group were selected for

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By PETER WILLIAMS Glenmark retained its unbeaten record in the Luisetti Seeds Combined Division 1 rugby competition with a significant win over Oxford. Played on an excellent surface on one of the Oxford Showgrounds’ fields, just ten minutes into the match, Oxford’s stocks rose considerably when Glenmark’s No 8 was ordered off for a dangerous tackle, meaning Glenmark had to play the remaining 70 minutes with just 14 players. The situation seemed to galvanise the Glenmark forward pack which rose magnificently to the challenge, but it was right winger Sunia Kubu, who was to prove the real saviour. He was extremely dangerous with ball in hand and Glenmark found a number of ways to bring him into the game. His first try gave Glenmark a deserved 8­3 half­time lead and this was extended to 15­3 when Matt Keane, who was the lynchpin and playmaker in the mid­field backs for Glenmark, converted a try scored by first five Matt Daly. But Glenmark’s task became even more Herculean when another forward was sin­binned for another dangerous tackle. It was during this period when Glenmark was down to 13 men that Saia Tuionetoa scored after a concerted forward drive from Oxford. Mony Maule’s conversion closed the gap to just five points, but Glenmark stretched the lead again when a well­placed chip kick was gathered by Kubu with the inevitable result. With just five minutes remaining, Oxford gained reward with a try to flanker Josh brown to close the gap to five points, but once again it was Kubu who, with time up on the clock, broke away for his third try. Oxford tried valiantly, but Glenmark clearly deserved its win. The two cards issued to Glenmark’s players were not indicative of an ill­disciplined approach, although the coaches have cause to do some work on tackling techniques before the next match. There would have been furrowed brows at halftime at Loburn where the home side trailed Rolleston by 3­12. Although Ashley lost its first two matches of the season it was expected to be too strong for a team in its first season of Division 1 rugby. The first half, though, was all Rolleston. Ashley lacked any cohesion and committed a litany of errors, conceding two tries. It could well have been much further behind. Led by a fine performance by goal­ kicking winger, Dan Cook, who was rewarded for his efforts by being presented with the Waimak Real Estate player of the day award, Ashley put on a much more competent performance in the second half and eventually ran out the winners by 25­12. Kaiapoi shot out to a good lead in the early stages of the match against Prebbleton, but then let Prebbleton back into the game before half­time, where Kaiapoi still led 19­18. But in the second half things fell apart for the Kaiapoi side and the scoreline blew out to record a substantial win to Prebbleton 51­31. Jason Newton was the best of the Kaiapoi players. Although Waihora dominated the first half after scoring an early try, Saracens hung tough and on a rare visit to Waihora’s red zone Saracens was able to score a good try to fullback Grant Broderson to go into the break level at 5­5. As a result of some ineffective tackling by the Saracens team, Waihora was able to maintain its first half dominance and finished off a number of good movements to score a further four tries in the second

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day. Two young Saracens players who are showing a lot of promise are halfback Ollie Ashby and centre Hadrian Jackson. Ohoka came up against a very polished and experienced Methven side which proved too strong winning 51­10. Leo Lafai again scored a try for Ohoka after a clean break from Scott Beattie and Blain O’Loughlin never stopped trying.




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LUISETTI SEEDS DIVISION 1 - SECTION 1; Glenmark v. Southbridge, Omihi 1, 2.45pm, S Laird; Assistant Referees: G Welch, P Bigwood; Kaiapoi v. Oxford, Kai Oval, 2.45pm, K Fitzgerald; Assistant Referees: K Hancox, G Matthews; Lincoln v. West Melton, Lincoln 1, 2.45pm, K Opele; Assistant Referees: TBC, B Moir; Celtic v. Rakaia, Celtic 1, 2.45pm, G Peddie; Hornby v. Prebbleton, Denton Oval, 2.45pm, R Goodman; Assistant Referees: R Amyes, P Hudson, SC: . LUISETTI SEEDS DIVISION 1 - SECTION 2; Saracens v. BDI, Sthbk 1, 2.45pm, M Gallagher; Assistant Referees: S Marshell, L Brine; Deans Challenge Shield, Ashley v. Ohoka, Lob Lwr 1, 2.45pm, A Stokes; Assistant Referees: A Stead, B Egerton; Methven v. Darfield, Methven 1, 2.45pm, M Gameson; Southern v. Waihora, Hinds 1, 2.45pm, K Pottinger; Rolleston v. Hampstead, Rolleston 1, 2.45pm, J Shalfoon; Assistant Referees: R Busch, G White. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD DIVISION 2; Glenmark-Chev v. Amberley, Omihi 1, 1.00pm, G Welch; Assistant Referees: P Bigwood, N Te Puni; Ashley v. Ohoka, Lob Lwr 1, 1.00pm, A Stead; Saracens v. Hurunui, Sthbk 1, 1.00pm, S Marshell; Kaiapoi v. Oxford, Kai Oval, 1.00pm, K Hancox; Woodend bye. METRO COLTS - CUP; Challenge Shield Match - Glenmark Holder, Glenmark v. HSOB, Omihi 2, 1.00pm, G Inch; Hurunui v. Lincoln University, Culverden 1, 2.45pm, G Eder; Assistant Referees: D Topp, N Te Puni; Belfast v. Ohoka, Sheldon 1, 2.45pm. WOMENS - CUP; Christchurch v. Kaiapoi, Christchurch Pk 2, 1.00pm. CRUSADERS SECONDARY SCHOOLS - UC CHAMPIONSHIP; Pre Season Fixture, Lincoln HS v. Rangiora HS, LHS, 11.00am, M Quinlivan. ELLESMERE/NORTH CANT/MID CANT COMBINED U18; Kaiapoi v. West Melton/Roll, Kai 1, 1.15pm, G Dunseth; Hurunui v. Waihora, Cul 1, 2.15pm, J Le Gross; Methven/Rakaia v. Rangiora HS, Methven 2, 2.00pm; Lincoln v. Malvern Combined, Lincoln 4, 1.00pm, M Talbot; Celtic v. Ashley/Oxford, Celtic 2, 2.15pm; West Melt/Roll v. Lincoln, West Melton 1, 7.00pm, TBC. ELLESMERE/NORTH CANT/MID CANT COMBINED U16 SECT 1; Hampstead v. Prebbleton, Hampstead 1, 1.30pm; Kaiapoi v. Celtic, Kaiapoi 1, 2.30pm, R Lane; Rolleston v. Oxford, Rolleston 1, 1.00pm, R Busch; West Melt/Southbridge bye. ELLESMERE/NORTH CANT/MID CANT COMBINED U16 SECT 2; Hurunui v. Saracens, TBC, 1.00pm; Lincoln v. Waihora, Lincoln 3, 1.00pm, C Love; Methven v. Malvern Combined, Methven 3, 2.00pm; Ashley/Amberley bye. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U14½; Ashley Blue v. Ohoka, Lob 4, 1.00pm, D Chinnery; Kaiapoi v. Oxford, Kai 2, 1.00pm, G Matthews; NCRSU Challenge Shield, Saracens v. Ashley Green, Sbk 2, 1.00pm, L Brine. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U13; Ashley v. Ohoka, Lob Lwr 1, 11.45am, D Topp; Kaiapoi v. Oxford, Kai 1, 11.45am, R Lane; Saracens v. Hurunui, Sbk 2, 11.45am, R Brine; Woodend v. Amberley, Wood 2, 11.45am, D Brooker. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U11½; Ashley Blue v. Ohoka Black, Lob Lwr 1, 10.30am, D Topp; Ashley Green v. Ohoka Red, Lob 4, 10.30am, D Chinnery; Kaiapoi v. Oxford, Kai Oval, 10.30am, B Hyde; Saracens Blue v. Hurunui Black, Sbk 2, 10.30am, R Brine; Saracens Red v. Hurunui Blue, Sbk 1, 10.30am, L Brine; Woodend v. Amberley, Wood 2, 10.30am, N Te Puni. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U10; Ashley Blue v. Ohoka Black, Lob Jnr 6, 12.10pm; Ashley Green v. Ohoka Red, Lob Lwr Jnr 3, 12.10pm; Glenmark-Cheviot v. Amberley, Omi 2, 12.10pm; Kaiapoi v. Oxford Red, Kai Jnr 3, 12.10pm; Saracens Blue v. Hurunui Black, Sbk Jnr 6, 12.10pm; Saracens Red v. Hurunui Blue, Sbk Jnr 7, 12.10pm; Woodend v. Oxford Black, Wood Jnr 4, 12.10pm. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U9; Ashley Blue v. Ohoka Black, Lob Jnr 6, 10.00am; Ashley Green v. Ohoka Red, Lob Lwr Jnr 3, 10.00am; Glenmark-Cheviot v. Amberley, Omi 1, 10.00am; Kaiapoi v. Oxford, Kai Jnr 3, 10.00am; Saracens Blue v. Hurunui Black, Sbk Jnr 6, 10.00am; Woodend v. Hurunui Blue, Wood Jnr 4, 10.00am; Saracens Red bye. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U8; Ashley Blue v. Ohoka Black, Lob Jnr 6, 11.05am; Ashley Green v. Ohoka Red, Lob Lwr Jnr 3, 11.05am; Glenmark-Cheviot v. Amberley, Omi 2, 11.35am; Kaiapoi v. Oxford Red, Kai Jnr 3, 11.05am; Saracens Blue v. Hurunui, Sbk Jnr 6, 11.05am; Saracens Red v. Saracens White, Sbk Jnr 7, 11.05am; Woodend v. Oxford Black, Wood Jnr 4, 11.05am. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U7; Ashley Blue v. Ohoka Black, Lob Lwr 2, 10.50am; Ashley Green v. Ohoka Red, Lob 5, 10.50am; Glenmark-Cheviot v. Amberley, Omihi 2a, 10.50am; Kaiapoi v. Oxford Red, Kai 2a, 10.50am; Saracens Blue v. Hurunui Black, Sbk 3a, 10.50am; Saracens Red v. Hurunui Red, Sbk 3b, 10.50am; Saracens White v. Ohoka White, Sbk 4a, 10.50am; Woodend v. Oxford Black, Wood 3, 10.50am; Saracens Black v. Ashley White, Sbk 4b, 10.50am; Saracens Orange bye. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U6; Ashley Blue v. 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From the Sidelines Big win for Hurunui

* Promising referee Karl Hancox (pictured), who is in his fourth season of refereeing, and is a member of the Canterbury Rugby Referees’ Academy Group, controlled his first Division 1 match at Loburn on Saturday between Ashley and Rolleston. * After just two Saturdays, the Division 2 points table is already taking on a familiar look, with the three non­Division 1 clubs, Hurunui, Woodend and Amberley holding down the top three positions, and Saracens, who managed a hardfought 19­18 win over Amberley last Saturday, appearing to be the strongest of those clubs who also have a Division 1 side. * It is heartening to note that Kaiapoi again have a team under their own banner in the Canterbury women’s competition after having to share a combined team with Burnside over the last couple of seasons. * The Metro Colts competition got under way last Saturday, but both North Canterbury teams which played, Ohoka and Hurunui, registered losses. * The Kaiapoi under­18 team should be very competitive in this season’s combined under­18 competition and started the season with a good win over a combined Ashley/Oxford side. * The highlight this Saturday should be the Division 1 match at Omihi, where the Glenmark Club will be holding its Club Day. Glenmark hosts the talented Southbridge side, in what seems likely to be Glenmark’s sternest challenge of the season to date. This match could give an early indication of whether or not Glenmark is likely to be a genuine title contender in this season’s edition of the Luisetti Seeds Cup. * With the school holidays coming to an end, all junior grades of rugby kick off this Saturday, with big days


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Matt Blair Motors Hurunui Rangers senior men opened their season at Linfield Park against last years in Division 2 third place getters Coastal Spirit. Coastal, which only lost five games all season, must have been pretty confident heading into the game against the new Hurunui team. Hurunui signalled its intentions for Division 2 this season in the first 90 seconds of the first game when AJ McMillan drove a ball into the mid­field from deep in his own half. He played a one­two with Floyd Duffy and struck at goal ­ unfortunately going wide. The Amberley based team continued to apply pressure and at the four minute mark Edge de Pavia flicked the ball to Barry O’Regan, who calmly put it into the back of the net. The game see­sawed for some time until a quickly taken free kick after 25 minutes put Coastal back in the match at 1­1. This spurred Hurunui on and it added three more goals before half time to make it 4­1. The second half started slowly, until the 65th minute when O’Regan latched on to a through ball and finished with a left foot special, with de Pavia scoring a minute later from broken play. O’Regan made it four from his boot at 68 Karl Hancox. scheduled at Loburn, Southbrook, Kaiapoi and Omihi in particular. Last weekend’s rugby results: Luisetti Seeds division one, section one: Rakaia 43 Lincoln 27, Prebbleton 51 Kaiapoi 31, Celtic 68 West Melton 5, Oxford 15 Glenmark 25, Southbridge 76 Hornby 7. Section two: Methven 51 Ohoka 10, Hampstead 18 Burn/Duns/ Irw 20, Darfield 24 Southern 27, Waihora 27 Saracens 12, Ashley 25 Rolleston 12. Mike Greer Homes North Canterbury division two: Pickering Shield Challenge: Hurunui 37 Ohoka 3, Amberley 18 Saracens 19, Oxford 14 Glen­Cheviot 15, Woodend 48 Kaiapoi 6. Metro Colts Cup: HSOB 17 Belfast 28, Ohoka 17 CBHS 22, Marist Albion 45 Hurunui 18. Ellesmere/North Cant/Mid Cant combined U18: Ric Moore Trophy Challenge: Kaiapoi 31 Ashley/Oxford 10, Malvern Comb 24 Waihora 0.

minutes and five a few minutes later after collecting another through ball from Duffy. Hurunui going on to win 8­1. The Matt Blair Motors president’s grade team went down 3­nil to last year’s runners up Nomads at Tullett Park in its first ever game. The team is a mixture of older teens and surplus masters players and includes a father and son combination, Dave and Robson Chiverton. With a side featuring five of last year’s under 16s, three new players and a couple of masters wider squad members, it held Nomads for 60 minutes. After Nomads broke the deadlock it bagged another two quick goals, but the Hurunui boys kept battling until the final whistle. Hurunui Rangers masters look unsettled in its first game of the season. With eleven players from last year’s squad, including a bunch of regular starters, either away, injured, or playing elsewhere, Hurunui was a strange mix of new­look and old looking and there was a general lack of cohesion in both attack and defence. Down 0­1 at half time, Hurunui was lucky not to be further behind after a goal was disallowed for off­side. The second half was all Universities as they put in another three unanswered goals to take the match 0­4.

Waimak draws in the cold Stadium Cars Waimak United played Hornby United on Saturday at Warren Park with a late start after the original ground at Prebbleton Domain was deemed unsafe by the referee. The game started well for Waimak and it dominated the first half without scoring against a side struggling to play any football. Early in the second half Waimak broke down the defence of Hornby and Tommy Chadwick was presented with a one­on­ one with the goalkeeper, which he calmly slotted. Ten minutes later Chadwick scored from 25 yards after he gathered the ball and took on the defence. Over the next 15 minutes Waimak were

presented with several open opportunities to widen the margin but failed to finish. With 10 minutes remaining Waimak was punished for not taking these chances when Hornby broke through to score. Then with only minutes remaining Waimak turned the ball over cheaply in defence and Hornby equalised with a long range effort to draw equal. The last couple of minutes was hectic with no clear opportunities for either side. Player of the day was Lukas Clark in his debut match. The PDL side drew 2­2 with Selwyn first up for the season, with Matt Higgs return netting two goals. The Division 1 women’s side opened the season with a 2­0 loss.

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The comfortable three bedroom home has been refurbished inside and out, with a new Colorsteel roof and fresh paint on the exterior, and new carpet and a neutral dÊcor in the interior. The home is kept cosy with two logburners plus a wetback. This 1920’s home has modern conveniences while still retaining the charm of the era. French doors from the living room give access to a patio and the beautifully landscaped garden of native trees and shrubs.

In addition, a large studio is adjacent to the house, ideal for hobbies or a place to work from home. Only a 15 minute drive to the growing township of Amberley and 45 minutes to the adventure playground of Hanmer Springs. Viewing strictly by appointment only.

Amberley | 75 Willowside Place 1,100m2 Your New Home Awaits. Sunny, brand new home conveniently located close to sports facilities, primary school and growing shopping precinct. The living room has picturesque views of the Teviotdale Hills. The home consists of three double bedrooms, the master with walk-in wardrobe and en suite, open plan kitchen/dining and family room, plus a separate living room and study. The family bathroom has a shower, freestanding bath and vanity. The living room and master bedroom have access to a north facing deck to relax and enjoy the afternoon sun. | Property ID AM1009 We invite you to view at the open home this Sunday 19 April, 1.30 to 2.00pm Price Contact

$435,000 Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

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For Sale

New Listing | Kenepuru Road, Marlborough Sounds


Greenfields Waitaria Bay. • 100 hectares improved pasture in approximately 23 paddocks, forestry with some ready to harvest and native with some grazing under PFSI agreement • Substantial modern home on an elevated site, capturing stunning farmland and bay vistas plus second four bedroom home • Ancillary buildings, equine facilities, sheep yards and cattle yards, registered deep water mooring close to jetty, boat shed facilitating water access • Approximately 68km by road from Havelock, fruit, vegetable and berry plantings and two water supplies from dual natural spring sources


242 Hectares

$3,700,000 plus GST (if any) on land, buildings and forestry

By appointment

Unique opportunity to procure a property offering diversity with excellent improvements and located in the stunning, serene Marlborough Sounds providing recreational activities a-plenty all at your fingertips | Property ID BL1143


Allan Gifford 027 226 2379

Amberley | 75 Willowside Place


Kaikoura | Mt Fyffe Road


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

Open Home

Mt Fyffe Heights. Unsurpassed views from mountains to the sea. Five totally unique, elevated lifestyle blocks set under Mt Fyffe with a native bush backdrop. Outstanding views over rural farmland to the Peninsula and Pacific Ocean. All blocks will be fully fenced with water, power and telephone on boundary. Close to Fyffe Palmer Walk, approximately five minutes’ drive to Kaikoura, north-west of township. Practical covenants, mail to gate and school bus. Subject to issue of new titles. | Property ID RA1631




James Murray 027 436 8103 Canterbury

Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119 Canterbury

Sunday 1.30 to 2.00pm


Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425 Canterbury

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718 Canterbury

By negotiation

9,500m2 - 3.15 Hectares

Barry Keys 027 434 7689 Canterbury

Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600 Kaikoura

By appointment


Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600

Allan Gifford 027 226 2379 Marlborough

Chris Abbott 027 435 2872 Marlborough

0800 200 600 | farmlandsrealestate.co.nz

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For Sale Open Home

134 Double Corner Road Amberley Price Offers over $590,000

Contact Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

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

Open Home

11A Carters Road Amberley Deadline Sale

Amberley | Willowside Place


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


1,108m - 1,289m 2

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

From $137,500



By appointment


Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119 Open Home Sunday 12.00 to 1.00pm. Well presented, sunny family home, located on a private, 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, openplan living room with log burner and heat pump, dining room and kitchen, separate laundry and two car garaging with carport/woodshed. View today, you won’t be disappointed. | Property ID AM1011



Deadline Sale

Deadline Sale

264 Scott Street 873m2

165 Battys Road 7.6 Hectares

Closing 4pm, Thursday 30 April 2015 (unless sold prior)

Closing 4pm, Thursday 30 April 2015



Allan Gifford 027 226 2379

Chris Abbott 027 435 2872 Witherlea. Solid block, three double bedroom home which will benefit from decor upgrade. Kitchen/ dining, separate spacious sunny lounge with heat pump, hallway office nook, shower over bath, separate toilet and great storage. Outside sleep-out/studio with access to second toilet and wet floor shower off the double attached garage, also incorporating the laundry. On a private corner section with mature plantings, fenced for pets or toddlers. | Property ID BL1144

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









Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600

Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600

Surfcasting? Beach Walks? Character villa in Hapuku Village across from the ocean with mountain views. Comprising of th ree 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. New bathroom, separate shower and bath. Double garage with power and many sheds. | Property ID TU10542

See The Sea. Three bedroom, immaculate double-glazed low maintenance property ideal for retirees or a lockup and leave holiday home. 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. Double garage plus extra parking. | Property ID TU10541

49 Kotuku Road 640m2

Hapuku Road 7,854m2

James Murray 027 436 8103 Canterbury

Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119 Canterbury

Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425 Canterbury

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718 Canterbury

Barry Keys 027 434 7689 Canterbury

Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600 Kaikoura

Allan Gifford 027 226 2379 Marlborough

Chris Abbott 027 435 2872 Marlborough

0800 200 600 | farmlandsrealestate.co.nz

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Good Value, Quality Build

Harcourts ID: RG7180

Yes... The Price Is Right!

Harcourts ID: HS6386

61 Willowside Place, Amberley – On a large 1540m² section is this brand new home in walking distance

16 Lyndon Street, Culverden – That’s right only $115,000 and this wee cutie is yours. Whether you are

to parks, schools, shops, restaurants and all that Amberley has to offer. The kitchen has quality Samsung

looking for a country get away, a cosy home or staff accommodation this is worth a look. With plenty of

and Fisher & Paykel appliances and walk in pantry. Enjoy the indoor/outdoor flow to the covered patio

character this home has loads of potential. Large single garage and garden shed. Do not regret missing

area providing great outdoor living. The lawns are due to be sown which will complete the property. The

this one... Call now!

home has its Final Compliance and is ready for you to make your own.

Gary McNicholl

Jackie Frame

Licensed Sales Consultant

Licensed Sales Consultant

P. 03 313 6158 M. 027 438 4279 E. gary.mcnicholl@harcourts.co.nz





P. 03 315 7084 M. 0274 435 9810 E. jackie.frame@harcourts.co.nz





Peaceful, Private & Secure

Harcourts ID: RG7185

4 Balmoral Lane, Rangiora – In north west location, this immaculate and lovingly maintained 4

Time To Say Goodbye...

Harcourts ID: RG7181

651 Lower Sefton Road, Sefton – ...and hand over the keys to new owners who will enjoy creating

bedroom home plus study will surely impress. Perfectly positioned for all day sun with a stunning

their own memories in this quality built family home in immaculate condition. “Hillview” is being offered

outdoor entertainment area to enjoy your morning coffee and late afternoon wine in sunshine.

to the market for the first time and sits amongst established gardens and mature shelter. The 4 hectare

Enhancing this home’s ambience is the total privacy the floorplan has created and location down

property is divided into four paddocks including cattle yard, 12 x 6m barn and lockable workshop. A

a quiet private lane. Detailed construction information is available.

charming lifestyle property.

Christine Tallott

Linda Warren-Davey

Licensed Sales Consultant

P. 03 313 6158 M. 0272236471 or 0274401282 E. christine.tallott@gmail.com

Deadline Sale: Friday 24th April 2:00 p.m. (unless sold prior)

Licensed Sales Consultant





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





Family Friendly in Every Possible Way!

Harcourts ID: KI5758

Escape Zones for the Whole Family

Harcourts ID: BF23722

20 Milesbrook Close, Rangiora – Is your family growing? Well this is the next logical step. There is

2 Cattermole Street, Kaiapoi– This stylish large brand new home has been future-proofed with the

enough garden space for kids and pets to get active outside, while the patio provides an all-year-

latest of conveniences and designed with entertainment at the front of mind. Located in the highly

round entertaining area. Not to mention the lovely neighbourhood. You get an internal access 2

desirable Sovereign Palms offers the amenities of its very own café & restaurant, pre-school, parks

car garage here, with off street parking. Our owners will be sad to leave, but it’s time to downsize.

and tennis court, whilst being able to also access Kaiapoi’s bustling township, the Kaiapoi Golf

Close to amenities, in popular Rangiora. Don’t miss out!

Course just across the road, sports grounds, pools, lakes, reserves and beach access.

Jayne Martin

Mitchell Roberts & Mana Tai

Deadline Sale: 12th May 12:00 p.m. noon (unless sold prior)

Licensed Sales Consultant

P. 03 327 5379 M. 027 517 7937 E. jayne.martin@harcourts.co.nz

Contributor to www.realestate.co.nz

Licensed Sales Consultants




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





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

Marilyn Te Amo Licensed Sales Consultant Contact me on p: 03 327 8131 or 03 313 9977 m: 027 253 5005 e: marilyn.teamo@waimakrealestate.co.nz OXFORD 4 Weka Street




SEFTON 25 Pembertons Road

Pretty as a picture this 3 double bedroom spacious cottage is ideal for 1st home country living. The refurbished home features open plan living with a log fire that keeps the whole house cosy in winter. The sun soaked deck extends from the living room and is ideal for evening entertaining. Kids are not forgotten as the garden is ideal for play with climbing fort and play pit. Sefton Village has primary school and school bus to Rangiora High and easy access to Highway 1 for commute to Christchurch. Vendor will consider all offers.



Amazing opportunity here to purchase a 3 double bedroom home for a very realistic price in popular Weka Street. Sited on 1113m2 north facing section with views of the Oxford foothills from living room and new deck. The new décor and timber flooring makes the house feel light and spacious. The double garage has been converted to rumpus and storage, or convert back to garaging. There is so much potential with this property you won’t believe your luck!


KAIAPOI 99 Williams Street PH 03 327 8131

Web ID: WRE11576

Marilyn Te Amo 027 253 5005




OPEN HOME: Sun 1.00—1.30pm

Waimakariri Realty Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008

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

RANGIORA 207 High Street PH 03 313 9977


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

Marilyn Te Amo 027 253 5005


OPEN HOME: Sun 2.15—2.45pm Web ID: WRE11524

Marilyn Te Amo 027 253 5005

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

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Site Manager, Balcairn

North Canterbury


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.

Envirocomp, the worlds’ first composting solution for nappy, sanitary and incontinence waste. Be part of this sustainable solution and play your part in maintaining and managing the Balcairn Plant.

Hurunui Community representative for tHe rCpHo Board We are seeking applications from suitably qualified and interested people to representative the Hurunui district on the Rural Canterbury Primary Health Organisation (RCPHO) Board. The appointment is for a 3 year term. You will need a good appreciation of the rural health environment and preferably be involved in the health sector. RCPHO operates as a charitable company and trust. It has a governance board of 12 members, 4 of which are community representatives. Each Board member contributes according to their background and all report back to their representative groups on PHO activities. They are also available to the public as a link to ensure relevant health issues are brought forward to the PHO. The Board holds monthly meetings, usually the fourth Tuesday of each month and usually in Christchurch. Board members are paid $500 per meeting. For further information, go to www.rcpho.org or contact Audrey van der Monde on 03 3140012. To apply, please write outlining your relevant experience with your CV. Email applications to: jo.retallick@hurunui.govt.nz.

Applications close on Sunday 3 May 2015.

Concrete Services

Concrete Services

AFFORDABLE concrete cutting with quality and removal work. Free quotes. No job too small. Ph 027 442 2219, Fax 03 359 6052 or A/H 03 359 4605.

A PROFESSIONAL job by local owner operator, from concrete around new homes to resurfacing floors. For your next con­ crete job, residential or business, phone LE’ CON­ CRETE on 03 314 9366.

Responsibilities of this unique role encompass the co-ordination and collection of waste, operation of the plant, responsibility for production and reporting, maintenance of machinery. We seek proven hands-on mechanical experience, a clean HT licence, computer literacy, admin skills and excellent communication. In short – we want you to take responsibility for the site to manage efficiency and production, compliance and output! You’ll be well rewarded and we offer you the opportunity to move your career forward. This is a full-time role over five days. We’re looking for someone who is focused on their career, can do a great job with accuracy and efficiency, enjoys a very small team environment and is driven to succeed! If this sounds like you, call Trish Newman on (03) 345 5523 or send through your CV to trish.newman@ocs.co.nz

We are seeking a motivated welder/fabricator for a rapidly growing business in a busy modern workshop based in Rangiora, North Canterbury. This position, to join a small successful NZ owned and operated manufacturing business, is available for immediate start (however we will wait for the right candidate) and involves a large variety of engineering of our own designed farm machinery and general engineering repairs and maintenance. All applicants must display strong attention to detail, high quality welding standard at a good speed, the ability to read and interpret workshop drawings as well as work both unsupervised and within a team. A full NZ driver’s licence, good references and at least 2 years work experience in the industry is a must. Several employment options available so if you are contractor or small business contract manufacturer please do not hesitate to contact us. Applicants for the position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa. Please email your CV as well as a cover letter to office@icsman.co.nz




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

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

PAINTER Top quality work. No job too big or small. We stand by Canter­ bury. Wayne 027 274 3541.

TWEED Decorating for your painting and wallpapering needs, interior or exterior. Based in Hawarden covering the Hurunui area. Call Phil on DISMANTLING and buying all models of 027 558 9333 or 03 314 Falcons now. Please phone 4110. 03 3125 064 .

Pride & Quality Painting & Decorating Services

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


NORTHEND FENCING LTD is in your area. For all fencing requirements eg; dairy conversions, vineyards, deer fencing, lifestyle blocks, post and rail, quality workmanship guaranteed, competitive Engineering rates.phone Mike 027 313 EXCEL Eng. Ltd. Struc­ 1872. tural & General Engineers. Coded welding, House Beams & Lintels, SUMMERFIELD Fencing Machining, Profile Cutting, Ltd in your area now. Hydraulic Press, Crane Lifestyle or farm, sheep, Truck Hire & Skip Hire. cattle, horse, all types of Avail now for all jobbing animals. Fences, yards, work. We also manufacture sheds, arenas, shelters, & repair jet boats. Work­ runs. 27 years contract shop at 181 Loburn fencing. John is available to Whiterock Rd. Ph/fax 03 help with your design and 312 8884, mobile 027 486 planning. Ph Carol or John on 03 312 4747. 0415 anytime.

This week’s open homes in North Canterbury

Friday April 17th Rangiora

1.00pm 1.30pm

7 Fowler Lane


Harcourts Twiss Keir

Saturday April 18th Belfast

2.00pm 2.30pm


2.00pm 2.30pm


12.45pm 1.30pm 1.00pm 4.00pm

New Brighton 3.00pm 3.45pm


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Waikuku Beach 12.30pm 1.00pm


1.30pm 2.30pm


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39b Richill Street 14 O’Carrolls Road 5 Robb Place, Beach Grove 10 Tuhoe Ave, Beach Grove 30 Caithness Street 56 /3 Reeves Road 7 Fowler Lane 20 Milesbrook Close

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12.00pm 12.00pm 12.30pm 1.00pm 12.30pm 2.00pm 3.15pm

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12.00pm 12.30pm Waimak Real Estate


2.15pm 2.45pm 12.45pm 1.30pm Farmlands Real Estate 1.00pm 2.00pm 1.00pm 1.45pm Harcourts Twiss Keir 1.00pm 1.30pm Harcourts Twiss Keir 1.00pm 1.30pm 1.00pm 4.00pm 1.30pm 2.00pm Harcourts Twiss Keir 1.45pm 2.30pm 2.00pm 2.30pm Harcourts Twiss Keir 2.00pm 2.45pm Harcourts Twiss Keir 3.00pm 3.30pm Harcourts Twiss Keir Leithfield 2.00pm 2.30pm 2.30pm 3.00pm

1/51 Marshland Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

6 Princes Street

Farmlands Real Estate 3.30pm 4.15pm

49 Park Terrace

Harcourts Twiss Keir

13 Ontario Place

Harcourts Twiss Keir

63e Mackworth Street

Waimak Real Estate

Tekoa Estate Amberley Beach Road Harcourts Twiss Keir 61 Willowside Place Harcourts Twiss Keir 58d Osborne Road Waimak Real Estate 11a Carters Road Farmlands Real Estate 138 Carters Road Harcourts Twiss Keir 75 Willowside Place Farmlands Real Estate 134 Double Corner Road Farmlands Real Estate 44 Lower Sefton Road 258 Marshmans Road

Loburn Ohoka

Sunday April 19th Amberley

1.00pm 2.00pm 2.15pm 3.30pm

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

11.30am 11.00am 1.00pm 3.00pm 2.00pm

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1.00pm 1.30pm 1.00pm 2.00pm 2.30pm 3.30pm


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11.00am 12.30pm 12.30pm 1.00pm

11.30am 1.15pm 1.00pm 1.30pm

2 Montgomery St 129 Ward Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

487 Boundary Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

6 Foxton Drive 5 Robb Place, Beach Grove 1820 Cust Road 13 Tuhoe Avenue 18 Lillian Street 25 Beachvale Drive 4 Tapautu Street, Beach Grove 26 Sterling Crescent 97 Robert Coup Road 28a Sidey Quay 50 Sterling Crescent 7 Keating Street

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

73 Leithfield Road 86E Leithfield Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

84 Rossiters Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

138 Edmunds Road 10 Keetly Place 16 Giles Road 7 Cameo Drive 145 Dawsons Road

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

4 Weka Street 172 Mounseys Road 30 Littles Road

Waimak Real Estate Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

18 Aroha Street 1 Coulter Street 57 Tutaipatu Avenue

Waimak Real Estate Waimak Real Estate Waimak Real Estate

56 /3 Reeves Road 18/3 Reeves Road 50 Rangiora Woodend Road 17 Carmana Garden

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

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Lot 8 Arlington Park 7 Fowler Lane Elm Green Subdivision 3/92 White Street 23 Riverview Road 15 B Scotswood Place 19 Goodwood Place 6 Oakwood Drive 247 King Street 14 Koura Drive 20 Milesbrook Close 54a Victoria Street 4 Balmoral Lane 7 Cassino Street 39 Belgrave Drive 37 Belgrave Drive

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

2.00pm 3.00pm 3.00pm 3.30pm

651 Lower Sefton Road 25 Pembertons Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir Waimak Real Estate

14 Allin Drive 49 Park Terrace

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

14 James Drive

Harcourts Twiss Keir


Waikuku Beach 1.15pm 2.00pm 12.30pm 1.00pm


12.00pm 12.30pm

The News

Inventory Controller - Culverden Farmlands is seeking an Inventory Controller for our busy Culverden store – someone with an eye for detail and a passion for rural life. As an Inventory Controller, your primary role will be to accurately manage store inventory. However, you will also order and manage goods inward, as well as general stock management. This role also involves some counter sales and administration tasks so we’re looking for an organised all-rounder with a positive, can-do attitude. We’re a team, so we all get stuck in and help each other out! This position offers full time hours and Farmlands operates a Saturday morning roster system. Are you the right person? What you bring to the business: • Experience in inventory control or a similar position • An understanding of stock management • Experience reconciling invoices and payments • Impeccable time management and an eye for detail • Computer literacy, with exceptional numeric and analytical skills • Sales experience, preferably in rural retail, would be highly desirable

For more information phone 0508 HOME NOW (0508-466-366) or visit www.catholicshome 1569997 now.com

Farmlands offers you: • A competitive base salary • Other remunerative benefits • Staff buying privileges • Ongoing training and support Do you believe you have the drive and passion to succeed as a Farmlands Inventory Controller?


Applications close: 19th April 2015

Public Notices

Require Carers for part time work 4pm to 12 midnight

Rangiora Pottery Group

Reliable, multi-task and reliable transport are a few of the requirements to work at Shoshannim. 1569322


Please phone Doreen 03 312 6680 or shoshannim@xtra.co.nz

8-week course Thursday evening 7-9pm Starting 23rd April Enquiries: Phone Chris (03) 313-8432


Nursery GOUGHS NURSERIES Deal direct with grower and Save 30%-50% off normal retail prices

Mickwoz Limited has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Amberley for the grant of the On and Off licences in respect fo the premises situated at 9 Tavern Drive, Greta Valley, Hurunui known as Greta Valley Tavern. The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is that fo a Tavern.



Visit www.farmlands.co.nz/careers/ to download the position description and application form. To apply, email the completed form along with your CV and Covering Letter to: careers@farmlands.co.nz with ‘Inventory Controller – Culverden’ in the email subject line.


The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are: Off licence: Monday to Sunday from 9am to 10pm On Licence: Monday to Sunday from 9am to 2am

The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Hurunui District Licensing Fun from the past Committee, at 66 Carters To beat summer heat Road, Amberley. Any person Open Mon & Thurs 7 - 9pm who is entitled to object and Friday 4 - 6pm Monday - Sunday who wishes to object to the Saturday 11am 1pm 9am - 5pm grant of the application may, large groups by arrangement Natives Enquiries please phone not later than 15 working days Exotics Rooms 313 4854 after the date of the first or Gail 313 6774 Hedging publication of this notice, file a www.ncms.co.nz Landscape notice in writing fo the EFTPOS. Northbrook RD, Rangiora and objection with the Secretary Japanese fo the Hurunui District Maples Licensing Committee, P O Equestrian 1029 Tram Rd HORSE Grazing available. Box 13, AMBERLEY. Leithfield. 800m Track. No objection to the issue of a Ohoka Stables & range of No eftpos paddocks. Call Cath 021 licence may be made in 0236 1099 to discuss your relation to a matter other than Est 1974 needs. a matter specified in section 105 (1) fo the Sale and BARKS, Composts, Pea Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. Landscaping 1543855

North Canterbury Musical Society COSTUME HIRE

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

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

This is the first publication of this notice.

Public Notices

Public Notices

Public Notices

INTENTION TO PREPARE A RESERVE MANAGEMENT PLAN You are invited under s.41 Reserves Act 1977 to send to the Waimakariri District Council by 22 May 2015 written suggestions on the proposal to prepare a reserve management plan for the District’s Recreation and Ecological Linkage reserves. A list and a map of the 158 recreation and ecological linkage reserves to be included in the draft reserve management plan is on the Council website (waimakariri.govt.nz) or available to view in hardcopy at the Council service centres in Rangiora, Kaiapoi and Oxford. Submissions can be sent to: Reserve Management Plans, Waimakariri District Council, Freepost 1667, Private Bag 1005, Rangiora 7440 or emailed to records@wmk.govt.nz Michelle Flanagan Green Space Community Engagement Officer

Public Notice of application for renewal of off-licence Section 101, Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 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 fo 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 Licensing 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 Licensing 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 Second publication of this notice. This notice was first published on 9th April 2015. ACKNOWLEDGE­ MENT I wish to thank the person, who picked up my wallet, and handed it back to Repco in Kaiapoi, on Wednesday 1st April. Much appreciated Kevin CLAIRVOYANT medium, clear accurate readings with Holly. Phone 03 314 9073.


Farmlands is the heartbeat of rural New Zealand. As a co-operative, we exist for our shareholders – the same farmers and rural New Zealanders who choose us to help improve their businesses, both in terms of profitability and technical advice.

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Lions Club of Amberley District

Operated by the North Canterbury Alpine Trust


The Lions Club of Amberley District wishes to thank all associated with its annual golf tournament held on Sunday 29th March. We raised approx $5000, which will assist community projects relating to youth of the district. The sum of $2500 was presented to the Amberley Community PreSchool as a donation towards a large sunshade for the school

The Board of the North Canterbury Alpine Trust wishes to appoint two additional trustees to its Board. The North Canterbury Alpine Trust’s mission is to be an exemplary provider of education and recreation in the outdoors. To achieve this mission statement the Trust operates the Boyle Lodge Outdoor Education Centre which is located in the Lewis Pass. The Trust has successfully operated the Boyle Lodge since 1978 . We provide tailor-made courses to suit our clients’ needs so that they can experience personal development, teamwork, leadership training, outdoor activities, outdoor pursuits training, adventures and retreats all in the wonderful alpine and bush setting of the Lewis Pass.

We are extremely grateful to our sponsors and would ask you to support them at every opportunity.

Principal Sponsor:

Civil and Land Construction Ltd ( Paul Robertson )

Hole Sponsors:

Amberley Countdown Amberley Super Liquor GVTTransport KF Consilium Ltd Leithfield Motor Camp Lions Club of Oxford PDB Decorators Ltd

Prize Sponsors – General Amberley Automotive Amberley Garden Shop AmberleyTruck and Auto Barry Foster – Electrician Cochranes Dave Esler Logging Fi’s Flowers ’n’Art Goldpine Hurunui Engineering Hynds Concrete James Drewery – Builder Lovells Garage North CanterburyVets Paul Ditmer RailwayTavern Ravensdown Ltd Simon Paterson – Painter Woolshed Restaurant

Prize Sponsors –Wineries WaiparaValley NZ and Wines of Canterbury Greystone Mt. Beautiful MuddyWater Sherwood The Boneline TheThird Man Waipara Hills

Amberley Hire Farmlands, Amberley Hurunui Engineering Leithfield Hotel Lions Club of Kaiapoi Lions Club of Rangiora RailwayTavern

The Board has been reviewing its future direction and has decided to appoint two additional trustees to help it achieve its strategic plan. The Board invites applications for the two additional trustee positions and particularly seeks applicants from those who are : • Passionate about the opportunities that experiences in the outdoors can provide for young people and for their personal growth • Experienced in business and/or marketing • Capable of thinking strategically • Experienced in governance

Amberley Glass Amberley Hire Arthur Burke Ltd Bashers Sawmill and Hardware Cooky’s Sharpening Service DB Breweries Gallaghers Supermarket Hanmer SpringsThermal Pools Hurunui Hydraulics iviis Limited Leithfield Motor Camp NZ Breweries Norwester Café PGGWrightson Rangiora Repco Sally Mac’s Amberley Wattyl Paints Bishops Head Dallington Downs Marble Point Mount Brown Omihi Road Terrace Edge The Old GlenmarkVicarage Torlesse Waipara Springs

Applications should be made on the application form which is available from the chairman, Peter Allen who can be contacted either by phoning 03 313 4971 or 027 410 3325 or at allenp@xtra.co.nz Applicants are welcome to contact the Chairman for further information. Applications close with the Trust on Friday May 1 2015. Applications can be sent electronically to Peter Allen at allenp@xtra.co.nz or by mail 282 King Street, Rangiora.


Hurunui-Waiau Zone Committee Meeting


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 setting 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.

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WAIKARI ANNUAL FUN RUN We regret to advise that the Fun Run will not be held this year owing to the ANZAC 100 event Hurunui Gateway Promotions Association

A meeting of the Hurunui-Waiau Water Zone Committee will be held on Monday 20 April 2015 from 3.00pm until approximately 6.30pm, in the Hawarden Rugby Club Rooms, Hawarden Domain, Allandale Road. The public are welcome to attend all or part of the meeting. Agendas for the meeting may be located at www.hurunui.govt.nz (available from Thursday 16 April) in the Meetings Calendar.


Are you an inactive Catholic who is interested in rediscovering your Catholic faith?

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

CARAVANS. For the larg­ est and best stock of UK Caravans in North Canter­ bury. Contact Ken Hamblin, Motor Home Supplies 0274 341 260

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Tree Services

Tree Services

Tree Services

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

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

SCREEN PRINTING. For all your printing requirements. T­shirts, Hoodies, Hi­Vis vests and polos, Overalls, Caps etc. Please phone Heather 03 313 0261 or email norstar@clear.net.nz.

BRIAN’S Tree Services. Tree felling, topping, shaping, firewood cut, rub­ bish removed, stump grind­ ing, branch chipping. Affordable rates. Phone 03 327 5505 or 021 124 4894.

NORTH Canterbury Tree Care. Specialising in big trees in small spaces, long term tree plans, advisory service, fully insured. Free quotes, prompt service. Phone Mike Gilbert 0800 873 336.

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

The following Anzac Day Parades and Citizens Memorial Services will be held throughout the Waimakariri District:



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The Anzac Day Parade will assemble at the RSA Club Rooms, Victoria Street, Rangiora at 11.15am and march up Victoria Street and along High Street to the Cenotaph for the 11.30am service and wreath laying ceremony. The Rangiora RSA will also lay wreaths at the Rangiora High School at 9.30am (assembling at 9.20am).


The Anzac Day parade will assemble at the corner of Sewell Street and Davie Street at 9.45am. The parade will march to the Trousselot Park, Charles Street, where a service and dedication will be held at 10am. The RSA will also be holding a Dawn Service at 6.30am at the war memorial and members of the public are also invited to attend this service.

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A Memorial Service will be held at 10am in the Cust Community Centre. The service will be followed by a wreath laying ceremony at the West Eyreton Memorial. A Memorial Service followed by a wreath laying ceremony will be held in the Fernside Memorial Hall at 10am.

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

03 314 7457 / 0 21 182 3545 daniel.wirth70@gmail.com



Bevan and Shane Frahm

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


We can arrange to kill and process your Beef, Pork, Lamb, Venison and Game Meat NOW! Open Saturday Mornings Phone (03) 327 8219 A/H 027 306 3874




Oxford Butchery


Accounting & Consulting

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


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

A Memorial Service will be held in the Oxford Town Hall at 9.30am followed by a parade to the Cenotaph for a wreath laying ceremony.



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

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

HOMEOPATHY Do you suffer from Migranes, Hayfever, or a lingering cough? Maybe a natural approach with a Homeopathic remedy will help. Phone Jennifer Mackinder (Dip.Hom) 03 314 8046.


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Computer Repairs


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

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

Building Structural Steel

OXFORD 3 / 4 Bed House, avail to rent long term. Garage / Sheds / Sleepout / STEEL CANTERBURY LTD large Garden. A tidy House 6 Cable St, Sockburn with new Kitchen and great P 943 6525 F 943 6527 location. Rent $425 per sales@steelcanterbury.co.nz week. References required. Ph 021 383 157. Pets negotiable. ROOF Painting, Repairs & Cleaning. Concrete Tile Ridge Repairs and Flexi RURAL HOMESITTERS required Pointing. Decramastic Tile for lifestyle blocks. Retired re­chipping moss and or not working preferred. lichen removal. Affordable Ph Lisa 03 359 2323, rates. www.allroofs.co.nz. www.townandcountryhomesit.co.nz. Ph Peter 313 0022.



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

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


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

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


Ring Mark 027 229 7310 for a free quote www.longsilver construction.com • Licensed Building Practitioner • Registered Master Builder 1233373

Civil and Drainage

Driveways Landscaping Retaining Walls Earthworks Foundations

Wastewater Septic Tanks Treatment Plants Drainage Irrigation

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David Ayers MAYOR

Select Health


A Memorial Service will be held at the War Memorial and those attending the service should assemble at 1.45pm at the community mail boxes by the cemetery for the 2pm service. Temporary road closures will be in place in Kaiapoi and Rangiora to accommodate the RSA parades. Residents of the District are invited to attend the above commemorative services and wreath laying ceremonies.

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


Free Measure & Quote *Conditions may apply

Ph: 03 313 6825 • Mob 027 232 6825 simplyccb@gmail.com www.simplycolourscurtainsblinds.co.nz


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

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

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


Daniel Wirth

Concrete UT ABOVE A C THE REST GOSCUT CONCRETE CUTTER LTD Specialise in: Soffut (Early Entry Saw) House & Factory Floor Slabs All Aspects of Ground Sawing, Floor Grinding, Wall Cutting/ Core Drilling – Up to 600mm diameter Residential & Commercial

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

Free quotes (will travel)

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


A service will be held at the Cenotaph in Sefton Domain at 6pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend.







A service will be held in the Ohoka Hall, 490 Mill Road, at 11am to include pupils and staff from the Ohoka School. Members of the public are welcome to attend this service.

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Russell Arthur

Discuss your needs — Call Cath on 021 0236 1099 www.equineinspiration.net



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

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

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

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


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

Glass Repair


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


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

Call us now on (03) 313 5335 NORTH CANTERBURY

Glass & Auto Glass

Crutching 60cent per/sheep

All Insurance Companies work welcome

Conveying with 2 people $125 per / hour

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

We also repair Windscreens and install Double Glazing

Making your life easier!

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

• Range of paddocks, yards and stables available • Use of feed/tack rooms, wash bay etc • 800m Trotting track • Handy to Beach • Good qu uiet road riding • Storage for Hay & Floats

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Ph 0274 919 309


Garden Features


Decks & Fencing

Brick & Stone

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

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

Painters / Decorators


Master Plumber of the Year 2010



Canterbury owned and operated for over 60 years




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

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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

Locally owned and operated

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Timber Sales


Water Blasting


Kaiapoi Podiatry

For All Your Foot Care Needs

Julia Home

Nat Dip Pod, SR Pod 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.

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

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Waterblasting Ltd Servicing Canterbury Commercial & Residential

• 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








For all your hard landscaping needs

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

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





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Arthur Burke Ltd — We’ve got your Autumn Sorted! Victa Zero Turn, complete with fabricated deck

$6,999 inccl GST

Fantastic range of giftware

Winter Essentials from


Solargard Paint

$109.00 Woodfire Pellets 20kg


It ’s your local

Pop in and see Lindsay and Ann today or phone (03) 314-0130

Arthur Burke Ltd North Canterbury’s Holden & Suzuki Dealership










$38990 ,










Offers available on new cars sold byy April 30 2015 or while stocks last. Not available with anyy other offers

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

The seriously tough Holden Colorado has enough grunt to handle any job. Its spacious interior comes with all the mod-cons too, including a 7” colour touchscreen, packed with class-leading Holden MyLink technology. If you’re after a truck that works just as hard as you do, head to your Holden Dealer or visit holden.co.nz.



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