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Thursday April 23 2015 | Issue 646

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Regulations an insult to families and individuals By ROBYN BRISTOW There has to be a better way of protecting native biodiversity than through ‘‘punitive regulation’’, Hurunui Mayor Winton Dalley says. He told the ‘Future of the Heartland’ forum at Te Mania, Conway Flat last week, it was an insult to ‘‘slap’’ the many families and individuals in the district, who were leading by example, restoring and planting and encouraging others to value and protect what they have, with ‘‘punitive rules and regulation’’. Mr Dalley pointed out the many attributes and assets the Hurunui district had in a speech where he gave his personal comments and perspectives influenced by ‘‘40 years living, bringing up a family and dry land farming in Hurunui, serving my community in numerous capacities, including 12 years in local government and listening to my community’’. But there were handbrakes to progress and a number of Government policy settings that were challenging to local government and unhelpful to ‘‘our community in maintaining current production and achieving the growth targets set by government, such as regulatory protection of native biodiversity, outstanding landscapes and coastal environments.’’ ‘‘To demand, by punitive regulation, that landowners should bear the cost of protection, the loss of use and production, thereby turning these areas into a liability for them rather than an asset, is short sighted,’’ he says.

‘‘In spite of all that, we have many outstanding examples of large areas of biodiversity on private land voluntarily protected,’’ he says. The regulatory protection of native biodiversity, outstanding landscapes and coastal environments, had long been and still is a ‘‘contentious’’ issue in the Hurunui. ‘‘It is unequivocal that the current regulatory rules base approach, forcefully demanded by some parties, to protect and enhance biodiversity and natural features, is counter productive. ‘‘There has to be a better way and we are working on it,’’ says Mr Dalley. A raft of environmental issues appeared to be all consuming at the moment. The visitor industry benefitted from a pristine environment and the wine industry was focused on environmental sustainability. ‘‘However, affordable environmentally sustainable disposal of urban sewage which of course includes visitors, is a major concern as is the affordable provision of water that meet the New Zealand Drinking Water Standards. The Hurunui district was proposing some pragmatic and ‘‘responsible rating and financing changes’’ to deal with these issues. But the cost of renewing and upgrading infrastructure to meet environmental standards, was financially challenging and drew local funds away from production. Continued Page

Spectacle . . . People watch the high tide roll in at Amberley Beach as a digger endeavours PHOTO: ROBYN BRISTOW. to keep Golf Links Road open.

High tide . . . Waves crash over on to the carpark at Amberley Beach as a King tide rolls PHOTO: ROBYN BRISTOW. in.

Waves gnaw at beach King tides gnawed away at Amberley Beach last week. Large waves swept across the beach and over Golf Links Road at high tide dumping large quantities of sand and debris. Contractors worked on Thursday to clear the rocks and sand but the road was closed on Thursday evening for safety reasons. It re­opened Friday but the Hurunui

District Council urged people to take extreme care due to soft spots in the road surface. ‘‘The road remains open at this time but this may change if the high tides continue. ‘‘Please be aware that we may need to close the road at short notice. ‘‘We will keep you informed of any changes. Please drive to the conditions,’’ the council says.


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Fish stocks boosted in river Fish stocks in the Ashley River have been given a boost. Around 3000 brown trout fry were released into the upper reaches of the river last week by the Waimakariri District Council and North Canterbury Fish and Game. The initiative was spawned to meet the council’s resource consent requirements to build the new Ashley River bridge and minimise its impacts on fish stock. Council roading manager Ken Stevenson says the river flow was diverted during piling in the riverbed. ‘‘Work was carefully planned to be carried out in dry areas of the river bed to avoid the disruption of fish passage along the river. ‘‘We wanted to do something to help reduce the impact of the bridge construction to fish passage along the river, and the trout release was a great opportunity to do that,’’ he says. Scott Pearson, North Canterbury Fish and Game’s environmental adviser, says that they were impressed with the environmentally proactive approach from both the project manager and the Waimakariri District Council. ‘‘The council’s voluntary agreement

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From Page 1 Mr Dalley also warned the nation was missing out on about $1/2billion from the district at the farm gate per annum, plus the multiplier throughout the national economy and the multiplier of added value for export because of being unable to irrigate the remaining irrigatable area. ‘‘Why hasn’t this happened? Forget about resource consents appeals, nutrient loads etc. I believe these can be worked through.’’ The major problem for landowners and shareholders he talked to was the commercially unviable capital cost of the proposed schemes which were marginally viable two years ago. Irrigation proposals on the table were aligned with the Zone Implementation Policy (ZIP) and the Hurunui­Waiau Land and Water Plan and were designed to meet the National Policy Statement for Fresh water and the Canterbury Water Management Strategy targets to ‘‘protect environmental, cultural and recreational values’’. However, the added cost of protecting those values left new irrigation schemes struggling for commercial viability. ‘‘As a result of that the irrigation companies have been forced to design less than optimal sized schemes, others

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to release 3000 brown trout fry into the river system is a wonderful gesture, and will benefit local anglers as these fish grow and migrate through the catchment. ‘‘This contribution is also greatly appreciated, given the significant impacts on the mid to lower reaches of

the Ashley River over the past summer, which has seen vast stretches run dry as the region has suffered from droughtlike conditions,’’ says Mr Pearson. The brown trout release will help boost fish stocks lost through the extended dry period.

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Fry release . . . Dirk Barr, Hatchery Manager, North Canterbury Fish and Game, releasing PHOTO: SUPPLIED. brown trout fry in to the Ashley River.

are promoting smaller self serving schemes in order to achieve any progress at all. ‘‘This is unacceptable and irresponsible because the ZIP was predicated on total integration of all water ­ all irrigatable land and all irrigators working collaboratively toward major water storage in the interests of maximum utilisation an deficiency, maximum productivity and the national economy,’’ he says. It was hard to see a way forward unless the ‘‘whole nation’’ was prepared to make a significant financial investment in these schemes. Mr Dalley asked if ‘‘obstacles, handbrakes and frustration’’ had reached the point where dry land farmers needed to be advised to think of their own interests first and concentrate on high net incomes from low capital cost farming. He also warned the outcomes of the Road Funding Review would have serious consequences for the rural road network ­ the very first roads that producers totally relied on for their business and their entire family life. ‘‘The majority of our roads fall into the lowest classification ­ low volume access ­ and will ultimately attract lower levels of government funding, leading to

correspondingly low levels of maintenance and reliability. ‘‘To maintain these roads in the future to acceptable standards for the ever increasing weight and number of heavy vehicles, will require us to rate our producers more.’’ Moving roading costs, along with a raft of other costs, off the government balance sheets on to local government and ratepayer balance sheets, shielded other beneficiaries from their responsibilities for the critical infrastructure that serves the national good and simply ‘‘sucks up more local funds, leaving less to invest in production’’. ‘‘Where is the respect for, or the incentive for our producers, totally reliant on these roads, to answer the call. ‘‘We are a huge geographic district. We have a small population and relatively tiny rating base and are constrained for capital. However, we have the export industries, we have the potential, we have the assets, we have the expertise, we have pride in our district and we have pride in our country. ‘‘With the right respect, the right incentives, the right policy settings and the appropriate investment ... Hurunui the true Heartland, can deliver,’’ said Mr Dalley.


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The Amberley Save Our Pool committee intends making a big splash when it delivers its submission on a new pool to the Hurunui District Council next week. It will be accompanied by an entourage when it presents the Amberley Community Pool Society submission in a bid to to show councillors how serious the community is about needing a new pool. The present pool has a very limited life and the society is committed to ensuring it is replaced for future generations. It is urging the community to get in behind them and make a submission supporting a new pool. Submissions close to the Long Term Plan on April 30. A new pool has been proposed to be built in Amberley in 2018/19 ­ provided the community can raise $2 million. The society, which is excited to see the pool back in the Long Term Plan, says it is passionate about keeping a community pool up and running and a pool being there for ‘‘not just our children but our grandchildren’’. But it is warning the community a new pool is not guaranteed and that it is finding having to raise $2 million in four years daunting and ‘‘unfair’’. It questions where in the community $2m will come from and is concerned it could take away money from other community projects that ‘‘we too place value on in our community’’. It has been proposed that the Amberley ward will service the lions share of the debt. This would leave other areas of the Hurunui district such as Waipara, Waikari, Glenmark, Hawarden and Culverden, which would use the pool for leisure, lessons and school swimming sports, enjoying a facility largely at Amberley’s expense, the society says. ‘‘Of course the reality in life is if you don’t need to pay, instinct is you are not going to.’’ The society says it is a huge amount to fundraise and the reality is the people ‘‘we are gathering this revenue from, are then paying a second time through rates.’’ ‘‘There are about ten passionate people on the Save Our Pool committee to fundraise this two million dollars. and about 5000 people in the Amberley ward to pay revenue rated for this pool upgrade. ‘‘It’s a mammoth task and a lot to ask of a limited selected area. ‘‘But it’s not a task we want to view as an unachievable one,’’ the society says. Submission forms are available at Amberley Preschool. If you want to do it online go to

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It could take years to recover from this summer’s drought in the Hurunui district. Federated Farmers North Canterbury meat and fibre chairman Dan Hodgen, of Hawarden, says the impact of the dry summer will be felt for sometime yet. He has never had to sell stock as stores in 14 years on the family farm, but he has already sold 20 per cent of his lambs and 90% of his cattle as store stock. He has also culled 10% of his ewes. Mr Hodgen is aware of other farmers who have had to drop up to 40% or 50% of their capital stock. And unless there is a decent downpour in the next few weeks, he will need to have another look at culling his ewes and replacements. ‘‘Some guys are dropping some a large percentages of their capital stock and they’ll be pretty hard to replace. It has implications for the Hawarden Ewe Fair (in January). It’s always the first one in Canterbury and it sets the scene of where things are at. ‘‘The quantity will definitely be down and the prices will be up. So this drought will have a long term effect. ‘‘Given some of the prices guys are getting at the moment, it’s very hard to be optimistic. The beef prices are going to be reasonably sound, but with the sheep it’s pretty hard and these dry conditions make it a little bit harder to bare.’’ Mr Hodgen says the recent rain and snow made little difference for Hurunui district farmers, with farmers in some areas missing out altogether. Mild conditions in the last few days has meant, even where there was some moisture, paddocks were soon back to dust. ‘‘It’s mid­April and the hills are still grey. I looked at my diary on Sunday and for this time last year we had 200ml of rain for the season. We’ve had just 60ml of rain so far this season. ‘‘The warm conditions are fine, if it’s following a decent moisture it would

Barren land . . . Drought has bleached the landscape in many parts of the Hurunui district PHOTO: AMANDA BOWES. and its effects will be felt for some time yet. make a difference, but it’s just sucking out what’s left.’’ The dry conditions mean winter feed supplies are in demand. Mr Hodgen says he has baleage to get him through June, July and early August, but a long, cold winter would create ‘‘a whole new set of challenges’’. ‘‘It’s not just a case of looking for reasonably priced feed. There just isn’t anything there. One farmer was looking at trucking some feed from Southland, until he found out how much the transport costs would be. ‘‘There’s baleage in Mid­Canterbury, but supply and demand is kicking in and then you’ve got to factor in transport costs.’’ Mr Hodgen says irrigation could make a

difference on dryland farms in the future, but says the cost of irrigating the entire farm would be uneconomical for sheep operations. ‘‘I went through Culverden last week and it’s looking quite nice there. ‘‘They’ve had some water restrictions, but when the river’s flowing they can turn the rain back on. That’s a luxury we don’t have. ‘‘If you’re irrigating 10% to 15% of your property, it works really well. Hopefully this drought will put more focus on the government to explore where the options are. There’s environmental challenges, but irrigation done properly doesn’t have major environmental downsides and it can be managed fairly well.’’

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Men’s health, with a bit of ‘naughty’ will be in the spotlight at Pegasus on April 28. The Lions Club of Woodend is hosting Dr Dave Baldwin from Bulls Flying Doctor Service who will speak at a men’s health evening entitled Healthy Bastards. Dr Baldwin has been trucking around the country for 15 years doing these talks and pushing his Healthy Bastards brand of health promotion to get the ‘‘real oil’’ on board. He is happy to be assisting the club with its community event saying together ‘‘we can save a few unhealthy bastards’’. ‘‘Everyone wins,’’ says Dr Baldwin. Late in 2014 the Club did a community needs assessment survey which highlighted many areas for improvement including the need for more community events and engagement as well as promotion of services available to

community newcomers. ‘‘Although at the time of the survey, the awareness of the club in the community was low, holding this informative and entertaining event is the beginning of directly responding to the needs of the community,’’ says club member and event organiser Rebecca Harris. ‘‘We are excited to be hosting Dr Dave and presenting this event to the community. The club has been involved in the community for a long time and has done a lot of good work, people just don’t know about it. ‘‘I’m really hoping all that’s about to change.’’ Ian Lennie, a long time Lions Club member, but new to the Woodend club since relocating to Pegasus, is excited to be involved in organising the event. ‘‘I can only see positive outcomes

because of this event, promoting a men’s health initiative, community engagement, and Club awareness all wrapped up with a bit of humour, success!’’ Lennie who is also the MC for the evening says registration is essential as there is limited seating available. ‘‘We will not be able to accommodate anyone turning up on the night, unless they have registered.’’ The Pegasus and Woodend Medical Centres will also be present and will be offering their services to those attending to personally follow up anything highlighted during the evening. Anyone interested in attending is required to email their name and address to: woodendlions@gmail.com or phone 920 1576. It is being held at the Flat White Cafe ˆ in Pegasus Town. Doors open at 6:30pm.


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By DAVID HILL Family violence continues to be a growing concern as North Canterbury’s population increases. Aviva rural support services family support worker Celine Donovan says her organisation is ‘‘extremely busy’’ responding to the growing number of reported instances in North Canterbury since the earthquakes. She says there could be any number of reasons for the ongoing spike, including financial stress, ongoing stress from the earthquakes (including waiting for homes to be rebuilt) and people moving into North Canterbury, away from family support networks. ‘‘There’s a lot of people that have moved into the area for the rebuild and it’s putting huge pressure on housing, which makes it difficult for people to move out of an abusive relationship. ‘‘These situations happen and we often find there’s a history of family violence, but they’re from a different location, away from their support persons and this can increase the severity and frequency of the violence. ‘‘They’ve got some options when they’re around family ­ friends, people

to talk to ­ other people can see things, but when they move away they can become isolated and that’s when these things can come to the surface.’’ Overseas research which shows that the period of three to five years after a natural disaster can be the most difficult for the people worst affected could also help to explain the spike, Ms Donovan says. Ms Donovan is also concerned at the increased number of sexual violence cases reported across all age groups. The North Canterbury Family Violence Network plans to put a focus on sexual violence in North Canterbury this year including at least one public event. ‘‘One thing we are noticing is a significant trend in more disclosure of sexual violence within the family. We’ve always known it was an issue, but there seems to have been an increased disclosure over the last 18 months. ‘‘It’s very, very difficult for people to make complaints and for police to gather enough evidence to get a conviction when it’s a family member as there are usually no witnesses.’’ Another concern is the number of elderly people coming forward trying to escape a long term abusive relationship,

especially when they are both retired. ‘‘It’s very difficult for those people to leave a relationship and split property. They can’t get a mortgage and with the housing crisis the rents are very expensive and they don’t have an earning capacity. ‘‘Those people are feeling stuck because of the stage of their lives. When one or both of them are working they’re not around each other all the time, but when they retire they’re together 24/7 and that’s very, very hard when someone is perpetuating violence.’’ Aviva will be holding its annual appeal next month and Ms Donovan says it is important people consider making a donation as it helps to ensure Aviva can continue to offer a free service in North Canterbury, where three family support workers support women, children and, via Aviva’s ReachOut service, men. ‘‘We offer free services to people because we don’t want the cost of our services to be a barrier to people.’’ To access any Aviva service, including ReachOut and the sexual assault support line, call 0800 Aviva now (0800 28482 669), or go to www.avivafamilies.org.nz for more information.

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Emergency youth camp valuable By DAVID HILL An emergency services camp for Hurunui district youth held last week has proved to be very valuable. Hurunui Youth Project co­ordinator Rochelle Faimalo says the camp at Birch Hill Lodge, signalled the district’s involvement in the Ministry for Youth Development’s Youth in Emergency Services programme. ‘‘It went exceptionally well. It all came together with all the different emergency services coming in at different times. ‘‘The young people got so much out of it and talked about how much knowledge they gained. They now have skills for life and they can now make a difference in an emergency situation.’’ Fifteen young people from throughout the Hurunui district attended the camp and workshops from eight different emergency service providers including the police, the New Zealand Fire Service (urban), rural fire, St John, Red Cross, LandSAR (Land Search and Rescue), Civil Defence and the Salvation Army. Hurunui District Council emergency management officer Allan Grigg says the workshops varied from a few hours to half a day, while LandSAR ran an overnight exercise in the bush at Ashley Gorge. The week culminated with a series of scenarios on Friday afternoon at the Waipara Adventure Centre, with Hurunui

Future rescuers . . . Hurunui district youth take a break after completing an emergency services scenario at the Youth in Emergency Services programme camp last week.

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district councillors and parents ‘‘being rescued’’, while Hurunui Mayor Winton Dalley gave a talk on service to the community on the Monday evening. St John ran a mock car accident exercise, youths put out a rural fire and experienced being ‘‘in a smoked­ filled environment’’ thanks to the New Zealand Fire Service while the Red Cross set up a relief centre for experience at being a displaced person. Civil Defence ran an urban search and rescue exercise and the police ran exercises involving handcuffs

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Time to reflect on the past and the future April 25 is a time for us to reflect on how fortunate we are to live in a place like New Zealand and to think of those who lost that opportunity at a young age in a foreign land. Most of us living in here today have been fortunate that we have never had to fight in a war far away from home . Many of us however have parents and grandparents that played a role in the first or World War 2 or others , either by volunteering or conscription. The effects of the two world wars still linger with displaced families across the globe and those whose lives were completely upturned and new lives made in countries far from their birthplace. The emotional toll on returned soldiers manifested in many ways in those times they had to tough it out and yet their lives were altered forever. Listening recently to friends discussing anzac day, everyone seems to have a story of the first and second wars. Our father served in the desert in World War 2, while our maternal grandfather was incarcerated as a

conscientious objector during the first world war. Take the time to look at the names on the cenotaph in your town. Here in our memorial gardens you will see many of the names that were woven into the early fabric of this community and remain so today. Our town of Kaikoura lost 61 young men in the first world war. Imagine the grief felt particularly by the mothers of these young men who died so far from home and whose bodies they were not able to at least bury in their hometown. Four members of the James family of Kaikoura went to the first world war. John died in 1915, Alexander died in 1916 and Albert died in 1918, with only one son returning home to Kaikoura. You have to ask what could they have contributed to this community had they survived. I would think those that died would not want us to linger in grief. But to acknowledge them and get on and make the most of what we have to live for . Anzac Day is a time for reflection on the past and hope for the future.

Chamber concert Menagerie South, featuring the South Island based musicians Tessa Petersen (violin), John Van Buskirk (piano) and Mark Walton (clarinet), will play in the Chamber Gallery, Rangiora Library on Saturday 2nd May 2015 at 7.30 pm. Programme: Lilburn, Sibelius, C. Marshall, Niels Gade, Nielsen, Marc Echyenne. Tickets $30 students $10 from Rangiora Library. Waimakariri Community Arts Council in association with Chamber Music New Zealand. Jews Brothers The irreverent, iconoclastic, wickedly playful and on the edge, five­piece band Jews Brothers will play at the Balcairn Hall on April 27 at 8pm. The band always hits the stage in an explosion of energy

and keeps up the pace throughout its exhilarating foot­stomping hand­ clapping repertoire. Both original and traditional items will be featured ­ wild Eastern­European dance medleys, neo­ 40s, New York swing, gypsy ‘‘hot club’’, schmaltzy waltzes and funky dance grooves. If you can’t dance to this band you’ve gotta problem! Tickets: $25 including supper from Sally Mac’s, Amberley, Stan’s 7 Day Dairy, Rangiora and Sefton Garage. Food For Thought Typically funerals are now well into the five digit territory. This presentation by Philip Tomlinson ­ author of Arranging a Funeral ­ will explore what families and/or groups can do to drastically cut costs and what the legal

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Thank you Dear Editor, On behalf of the many residents and hundreds of onlookers who turned out at Northbrook Villas on Sunday morning to view the 120 or so classic vehicles ­ of all ages and types ­ drive through our village, we say a big THANK YOU to organiser Trevor Stanley of Amberley. The News reporter, Shelley Topp, gave a great report and photo in the Thursday, March 26, edition. The residents dressed up in olde fashion clothes looked great. We certainly hope that the parade of old cars can drive through our over 55 retirement village again sometime in the not too distance future. Yours, V Morrison, Rangiora.

TPPA Dear Editor, Wikileaks release of a near­ready investment chapter of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) dated January 20 is concerning. It provides special rights for foreign investors and their

requirements are. Philip has helped in many home­based funerals over the years and recognises the reluctance we all share, to discuss this topic.The presentation is at the Amberley library on May 8, at 7.30pm. Gold Coin donation appreciated. Any questions ring Michele 3149144. Cartooning for Adults On Tuesday, April 28, 6­7.30pm, at Greta Valley, artist and cartoonist Neville Sinclair will initiate you to the fun of creating your own cartoons. Cost: Two TimeBank Hurunui hours or $10 suggested fee. Register at tbhlearningexchange@gmail.com or call 314 3406. For the full Learning Exchange programme, go to http:/ /hurunui.timebanks.org/page/learning­ exchange­programme Modern Maths Made Easy On Thursdays, 7pm ­ 8.30pm, on May 7

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and 21, Amberley School, tutor Sue Graham will help you understand how maths is taught these days, so that you can help your children and improve your own maths skills. Sue is a specialist maths advisor to local schools. She has a passion for helping children learn in ways that are positive and reinforcing, so that they are confident about maths and other subjects too. Cost: Three TimeBank Hurunui hours or $15 suggested fee. Register at tbhlearningexchange@gmail.com or call 314 3406. For the full Learning Exchange programme, go to http:/ /hurunui.timebanks.org/page/learning­ exchange­programme. The Joy of InterPlay On Sunday May 3, 10am to 12 noon, at Hurunui College, Hawarden. InterPlay is an easy, fun introduction to improvisation skills, using movement, voice and simple story­telling. For people of all ages. Laughter guaranteed! Tutor, Belinda Meares. Cost: Two TBH hours or $15 suggested fee. Register at tbhlearningexchange@gmail.com or call 314 3406. For the full Learning Exchange programme, go to hurunui.timebanks.org/page/learning­ exchange­programme.

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An extract from a Gallipoli Diary, which will be read at the Amberley RSA Anzac Day service on Saturday, was written by a young Omihi man, Argyle Campbell, not Cameron as published in The News last week. The error is regretted.


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Young achiever wins prestigious award By SHELLEY TOPP Oxford teenager Katelyn Inch has won the prestigious Matson and Allan Real Estate Young Achievers’ Award. The award has been running for 22 years and has become an important part of Canterbury Agricultural and Pastoral shows. It was set up to recognise younger people in the rural community who are excelling and achieving, and who show the necessary skills and personality to succeed in life. Each candidate is judged on achievements and employment, community involvement, leadership skill and personality. Katelyn’s award was accepted in her absence by her aunt, Melanie Inch, at the recent Oxford A and P show, held on Easter Saturday. Melanie nominated her niece for the award. Katelyn said it was a huge thrill to win the award. ‘‘I am honoured and humbled, but I would like to dedicate it to my family who have supported me with all my sporting endeavours, following me around the country and the world,’’ she said. ‘‘When I got the call I was stoked, especially to be recognised locally where my journey began.’’ A silver medal in the Mixed Pairs at the Junior World Championships held at Broadbeach, in Queensland, Australia, earlier this year is the latest glittering prize Katelyn can add to her large collection. The medal is top of a long list of sporting and academic achievements including being selected for the lawn bowls Under 18 Trans Tasman team in 2013, for competition in Auckland, then being made captain of the team chosen to compete in Melbourne last year. This year though there have already been many other achievements to add to her silver medal. She was a member of the Canterbury Open Women’s team which won the New Zealand Intercentre 2015. She was also runner­up in the National Open Women’s

Silver success . . . Katelyn Inch with her lawn bowls mixed pairs partner, Sheldon Bagrie­Howley after they won a silver medal at the lawn bowls Junior World Championships, held at Broadbeach, Australia, earlier this year. PHOTO: SUPPLIED. Pairs, a semi Finalist in the National Open Women’s Fours, a winner of the Canterbury Women’s Pairs, and a winner of the Canterbury Women’s Fours. She was also a member of the winning South Island team in a North Island versus South Island challenge. Last year she was winner of the Malvern Mixed Pairs Lawn Bowls, and winner of the Malvern Senior Women’s Lawn Bowls. While winning the Canterbury Development Women’s Lawn Bowls Most

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Valuable Player Award in 2013, and the New Zealand Secondary Schools Lawn Bowls singles title, also in 2013, were hints of what was to come. A trip to the Bowls Oxford Club, now called Oxford Club Bowls, with her Dad, Les, and some of his rugby mates, to watch her Grandad Gavin play, was the start of that journey. It was a long time ago. She can’t remember when exactly. But the trip that began as a bit of a laugh, to see what all the fuss was about with this sedentary sport so popular with older people, turned into another and another. Soon they were all hooked. ‘‘I must have gone for a look but it wasn’t long after that I was playing too,’’ Katelyn said. ‘‘Bowls is addictive, I’ve been playing for 7 years now and I can’t get enough. I have played for Bowls Oxford for my entire career but I recently joined the Canterbury Bowling Club in town (Christchurch) to get more competition.’’ Katelyn spends a lot of time travelling around New Zealand, and overseas, for competition events and is lucky to have support from Christchurch Airport car parking and shuttle­service firm, Airpark Canterbury. They help her with parking at the airport and rental­car hire. She also has financial support from the Oxford Workingmen’s Club, and she was a 2014 Mainpower Scholarship Finalist. However, she is now at a level where she needs to get more international experience which means she will be travelling to Australia more, so she is hoping to attract another sponsor to help with the prohibitive costs of international travel. Katelyn, who is 19, was born in Oxford and grew up there helping out on the family farm at Burnt Hill. She attended St

Margaret’s College in Christchurch where she excelled in sport and dance. She is now at Canterbury University studying for a Bachelor of Sport Coaching Degree to become a Physical Education teacher, and regularly visits Christchurch Primary Schools to promote and coach lawn bowls. Although lawn bowls is widely perceived to be the sport of pensioners, that is no longer the case. ‘‘You wouldn’t pick it but youth bowls is growing throughout New Zealand and overseas,’’ Katelyn said. ‘‘The thing I enjoy most about the game is the social aspect. I have made so many life­long friends, it’s cool to be surrounded by people who are as motivated and determined as myself to reach their goals. Bowls has to be the most social sport I have played by far. On the green it’s all on but off the green there’s the chance to have a drink with your opposition, meet new people and have a good time,’’ she said. ‘‘I enjoy all sports but netball is my main other focus aside from bowls. I’ve been in Canterbury rep teams the past two years and play for Technical A team in the premier competition in Christchurch. I love to coach, so last year I coached three netball teams (two in town, one in Oxford). Katelyn is also involved with the Oxford/ Cust St John Ambulance.

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Feedback sought By DAVID HILL Feedback is being sought on the future management of Waimakariri’s reserves. The Waimakariri District Council is preparing a draft reserve management plan for ‘‘Recreation and Ecological Linkage Reserves’’ and wants public feedback on how recreation and ecological linkages should be managed and developed for the future. Recreation and ecological linkage reserves are open space, linkages and corridors. They can range from undeveloped open space to developed areas with planting, trees, mown grass and other low­key facilities such as paths or seats. Recreation and ecological linkages

provide: ecological corridors through urban areas, links for walking and cycling, links through to other green spaces, corridors along waterways or the coast and open space for passive recreation (including walking and resting). The council manages 158 recreation and ecological linkage reserves. As part of the submission process, the council is seeking public feedback on what sort of activities and facilities are appropriate on the reserves and what natural and cultural values are important? Submissions close on May 22 and can be made at the Rangiora service centre or by emailing records@wmk.govt.nz. For more information contact Michelle Flanagan on (03) 3118900 or email michelle.flanagan@wmk.govt.nz.

Future planning As the ‘‘baby boom’’ generation enters retirement, it creates challenges for local councils. Waimakariri Mayor David Ayers, a ‘‘baby boomer’’ himself, says providing services for an ageing population is something local governments ‘‘constantly consider’’. ‘‘It makes us think about how we charge for services and we need to consider things like ‘do we need more retirement villages?’. It affects a whole range of services. ‘‘But, at the same time there’s huge opportunities. A growing group of active retirees will have a huge amount to contribute to the community. ‘‘From a community point of view we will be enriched with people having more time to help organise things, like sport clubs and community groups and

having the time to contribute to moving our district forward.’’ Mr Ayers says the ageing population also has an impact on housing, as people look to downsize from three to five bedroom family homes to smaller one to bedroom flats. He says the council’s housing for the elderly policy is being reviewed. A report was presented to the council meeting earlier this month, with councillors referring it back to council staff requesting more information. Towns like Rangiora and Kaiapoi also need to consider whether to provide more facilities and becoming more self­ sufficient, Mr Ayers says. ‘‘It is very much a part of our long term thinking and planning. We must continue to work for pedestrian friendly town centres.’’

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Bus tour of monuments By SHELLEY TOPP First stop in the Waimakariri World War 1 Memorials bus tour through North Canterbury last Saturday was at the Kaiapoi Memorial Reserve, in Raven Quay. The bus tour visited four other Waimakariri memorials, at Oxford, Cust, Birch Hill Station Cemetery, and Rangiora. At the Kaiapoi Memorial Reserve Pat Power, a life member of the Kaiapoi RSA, told the small crowd that William Thomas Trethewey had been selected to sculpt the statue of the World War 1 soldier now on display in the reserve. That was in 1919 after earlier plans for a memorial town hall had been scrapped due to the high cost. Mr Trethewey was a North Canterbury stonemason who used marble imported from Italy for the sculpture, and a former Kaiapoi serviceman as his model. The resulting 3.04 metre statue stands on a base made by one of Mr Trethewey’s colleagues, Daniel Berry, and was unveiled in the reserve during 1922. Mr Trethewey’s exquisite statue of a digger standing at rest after heavy combat is widely considered to be one of New Zealand’s finest war memorials. ‘‘Because Trethewey had not himself served in the forces in any way during the war, many unfortunately considered he should not be employed for further memorial work, ’’ Mr Power said. ‘‘New Zealand is the poorer for that.’’ Mr Power also said last year on Anzac Day the Kaiapoi Memorial Reserve lawn

had been dedicated as a Field of Remembrance where 32 white crosses representing fallen soldiers had been placed. By Christmas, the number had increased to 68, and now there were 107 on display for this Anzac Day. ‘‘This is a work in progress, and as we learn more it affects the way we think of war, and the horrific, stupid waste of lives and resources which accomplished so little yet sowed the seeds for a repeat 20 years later,’’ he said. The tour was organised by Heritage New Zealand to commemorate the ANZAC landings on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey, 100 years ago and hosted by Rosemary Baird, area co­ordinator for Heritage New Zealand’s Southern Regional Office. Readings at the Oxford War Memorial were done by Liam Gilmore, aged 16, and Thomas Pinkham, aged 18, who have key roles in the Rangiora Players’ production of John Broughton’s play ANZAC. Both young men were dressed in World War 1 uniforms. The readings were done from letters written by a World War 1 soldier, Charles Ivory, of Oxford, to his fiance back in New Zealand, and from Howard Kippenberger’s personal diary from 1916. An under­age soldier with a fascination for the military, Howard Kippenberger went on to become Major General Sir Howard Kippenberger, and served in both World War 1 and World War 11. He qualified as a solicitor in 1920, and later became a barrister, living in Rangiora and working in a legal practice there, where Kippenberger Avenue was named for him.


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Safe driving seminar New immigrants and others keen to brush up on New Zealand’s driving rules and their driving skills can attend a special seminar being held in Rangiora on May 4. The North Canterbury Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) is running ‘Driving Rules and Safe Driving in New Zealand’ at MainPower Oval and is calling on people to phone (03) 313 8822 to reserve a place at the seminar. The driving seminar, which runs from 6pm to 8pm, is just one area where the bureau can help immigrants as it has a comprehensive knowledge about issues and problems they can face in a new country. The bureau, through its trained volunteers, provides a confidential, objective and free service to people seeking information and has a huge selection of resources and information

on a wide variety of subjects. It also investigates issues and problems and provides clients with options to go forward and can now help clients with enquiries about Family Court matters also. ‘‘No question or enquiry is considered too small. We might not always find the answer to problems but we will give it a good try,’’ a spokesperson says. The bureau continues to work with consumer issues, with tenancy, with employment matters and in many other areas. People wanting information or advice can visit the CAB in the Trevor Inch Memorial Library in Rangiora from 9am to 4.30pm each week day, or you can call (03) 313 8822 or free phone 0800367222, or email cab.northcanterbury@xtra.co.nz. Field of Remembrance . . . Lily Dampier­Crossley and Cheviot Area School deputy PHOTO: SUPPLIED. principal Hayden Schulze.

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Land use changes were on the agenda at the annual hui in Tuahiwi recently. Waimakariri Mayor David Ayers says the proposed changes under the Land Use Recovery Plan (LURP) to address historical grievances in Maori Reserve 873 was on the agenda at the annual hui between representatives of Ngai Tuahiriri and the Waimakariri District Council. Other topics included traffic issues, town centre developments, earthquake infrastructure recovery and changes to speed limits in rural residential areas. ‘‘Traffic issues is a fairly constant discussion around the district, so Tuahiwi is no different to other parts of the district,’’ Mr Ayers says. He says the council received several submissions to the proposed changes to Maori Reserve 873, ranging from total support, to questions about how the changes would affect the rural feel of the Tuahiwi village to those who questioning why there are different rules for different parts of the

district. ‘‘Tuahiwi is a unique situation. I think most people understand that it’s not Maori versus Pakeha, it’s descendants versus non­descendants. ‘‘It’s about honouring the property rights for the descendants of the original grantees of the Kemp’s Deed signed back in 1862 and confirmed by an act of parliament, as the council’s present zoning rules don’t do this. In many cases the land has been in continuous ownership since 1862.’’ Under council regulations houses cannot be built on properties smaller than 4ha in rural sub­divisions, however several properties in the reserve have historically been smaller than 4ha and other properties have multiple owners. The council is finalising the development plan for Maori Reserve 873, after receiving submissions and holding a hearing last month, to be presented to Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee soon as part of the LURP. It will also be included in the Long Term Plan.

Arts in Oxford exhibition Paintings, jewellery, sculptures and ceramics combine to create an interesting and high quality exhibition running at ‘‘Arts in Oxford’’. The work is by artists from members of Arts Canterbury showcasing the work of 50 artists with 145 pieces on offer.

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Nearly 70 crosses have been laid in a Field of Remembrance by Cheviot Area School students on behalf of the Cheviot community. In addition to students and staff from the school about 30 members of the local community attended the ceremony. The field of remembrance included 30 crosses for New Zealanders killed during the World War 1 as well as 37 crosses for Cheviot County servicemen who also fell. The white crosses act as a silent reminder to all those New Zealanders that fought and fell during the 1914 to 1918 war.

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ANZAC Day Services

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Patching up . . . Bunty Marshall, from Ohoka, left, and Merle Wilcox, from Rangiora, compare patches to be made into a quilt, at a meeting of the North Canterbury Patchwork PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP Group last week.

Quilters prepare for exhibition next month By SHELLEY TOPP There is a buzz of chatter in the Rangiora Bowling Club house. It’s a meeting of the North Canterbury Patchwork Group. They have a quilt exhibition coming up at the beginning of next month, on Friday May 1 to Sunday May 3, so there is a lot to talk about. It’s a friendly, relaxed group with lots of laughter and sharing of ideas. ‘‘We are not competitive here,’’ Louise Ballantine, the group’s treasurer said. ‘‘We often get people coming out from Christchurch to join our group because we are less structured, more casual.’’ The monthly meetings are a place to catch up with each other, to share a cuppa, and hand in their patch. The group make beautiful quilts for the charities Aviva (formerly Christchurch Women’s Refuge), Heart Children, Smile Dial, Hospice, and Child Cancer. Each member is given a colour chart at the monthly meetings and asked to make one patch, using those colours, for a new quilt every month. ‘‘If you ask people to do a whole quilt, they never complete it,’’ Louise said. This way, everyone can contribute and the result is more quilts for charity. The group formed about six years ago and Louise estimates they have made more than 350 quilts for charity since then. ‘‘It’s a bit of an obsession,’’ she said.

‘‘We all get together and compare what everyone else has done.’’ Group president , Sandra Blomfield said there was a world­wide resurgence in home crafts, including patchwork. She thought this was because patchwork provided an opportunity to make something beautiful out of scraps of material. ‘‘It can be a very economical craft and very rewarding,’’ she said. It wasn’t necessary to be a good seamstress either. ‘‘It’s just putting blocks together.’’ Bunty Marshall, from Ohoka, and Merle Wilcox, from Rangiora, enjoy the friendly atmosphere of the group. ‘‘I love to see what everyone else is doing to get ideas, and I love the company. They are all really interesting people,’’ Merle said. While Bunty loves the rich fabric colours and myriad of design choices involved in patchworking. ‘‘The world’s your oyster really,’’ she said. The exhibition will be held in the main hall at the Rangiora Bowling Club on the corner of Blackett Street and Good Street, in Rangiora. Up to 30 and 40 quilts will be on show at the exhibition ­ not all for sale ­ but there will be an opportunity to win two in a raffle at the exhibition. Admission is $2, children under 10 is free. Proceeds will go towards the production of more quilts for charity.

Theft of animal charges A man has been charged with the theft of animals from a property near Amberley. Constable Craig Newman of the Amberley police says the incident arose after five pigs wandered on to the man’s property. He will appear in the Christchurch District Court on May 1. * Police are warning people to lock up their sheds and garages and put property away after a spate of thefts

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Quake damaged church hall re-opened By DAVID HILL ‘‘Good things are happening’’ at Kaiapoi’s Anglican Parish. Kaiapoi Anglican vicar Rev Felicity Whitcombe says the parish has been allowed to begin using the St Bartholomew’s Church hall in Cass Street again after the Christchurch­based Anglican Church Property Trust reviewed the hall’s engineering report. ‘‘We’ve had permission to re­ enter the hall and to refurbish it, so it becomes a really good asset again. ‘‘We couldn’t use it for three years because the Church Property Trustees were over­ cautious. But now we can start using it again which is great news.’’ The hall was previously set for demolition last year, as it was thought it could cost more than $1 million to bring it up to the building code. While repairs are still needed, the cost is expected to be a lot less. Rev Whitcombe says the church’s mainly music pre­ schoolers group is already using the hall, while youth group activities and regular contemporary family church services will soon be moved into the hall. ‘‘We will have to move out of

Historic church . . . Kaiapoi’s 160­year­old St Bartholomew’s Anglican Church building is set to be restored FILE PHOTO this year. bits of the hall, while bits are being fixed, but at least we are going forward.’’ The re­opening of the hall also means the congregation will have a space for Sunday morning services while the 160­year­old St Bartholomew’s Church building is being restored. The $1.2 million restoration is due to get under way in November and will involve a combination of conservation

and restoration work and earthquake repairs. Rev Whitcombe says the church building ‘‘will be physically lifted up in the air’’ and placed on temporary piles, while new foundations and a concrete slab will be laid to replace the existing wooden pile foundation. While the foundations are being re­laid, the church building will undergo internal repairs and a complete

refurbishment and the organ will also be repaired. The parish has received a lottery grant of $523,000 and an insurance payout of $245,000. The remaining funds are being fundraised by the parish. The St Bartholomew’s Church building is Canterbury’s oldest Anglican church building and is registered as a category one building with Heritage New Zealand. It was built at Darnley

Square in 1855 and was later transferred to its present site in Cass Street using bullocks and logs. The Kaiapoi Anglican Parish celebrated its 160th anniversary in November 2013. Rev Whitcombe says there are discussions on the future of St Augustine’s Church in Clarkville, with a second community meeting being held at the church on Sunday, April 26. ‘‘I went to the community some time ago and said that unless the community lends us a hand with the maintenance of the grounds we couldn’t cope and we’ve had a really good response. ‘‘The meeting is a chance to discuss the way ahead, what needs to be done and who will do it.’’ A new website is also being planned as the Kaiapoi Anglican Parish looks to the future after the earthquakes. ‘‘On every front we are moving ahead. A really good vestry (parish committee) was voted in at our annual meeting, so it’s all looking very positive,’’ Rev Whitcombe says. ‘‘We can see the spiritual growth of the people which is just amazing. We’re all in good heart and it’s mainly because we’ve finally got some go ahead with the refurbishing.’’

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Poppies . . . Chris Stewart (left) and Rev. Lynnette Lightfoot work on PHOTO: SUPPLIED a poppy display.

Woodend Anzacs Woodend is set to host its first Anzac service on Sunday. Woodend / Pegasus Anglican vicar Rev Lynnette Lightfoot says the town will host its first ever Anzac Day commemoration service on Sunday, April 26, from 9.30am in the Woodend Community Centre. ‘‘We haven’t done it before as there is no actual war memorial in Woodend. ‘‘But I’ve been pushing for it for a while as we have a memorial board in the community centre and we have a growing population in the area, so there’s an opportunity for the town to do things here

instead of everyone going to Rangiora or Kaiapoi.’’ Rev Lightfoot says there are 112 names on the memorial board in the community centre and it is hoped a memorial board from Waikuku will also be on display on Sunday. ‘‘We have managed to contact one or two of the descendants to participate in the service and we are using people from the community and the churches to make a service possible.’’ A display of poppies is being prepared, while the names on the memorial boards will be read out and wreaths laid during the service.

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Boost to kiwi population By ROBYN BRISTOW The great­spotted kiwi population in the Nina Valley has been boosted with the release of six adult birds. It is hoped a further four will be released soon. The release of the birds brings the Hurunui College’s dream of halting the decline of kiwi in their local conservation area a step closer. Hurunui College’s Nina Valley Restoration group (NVRG) has been working on this project since 2009 with the long­term aim of creating a genetically diverse and self­sustaining population of great­spotted kiwi in the Nina Valley. The safe number to achieve this is about 40 birds. Students, led by science teacher Tim Kelly, have set up and managed a comprehensive predator control programme in the valley in order to meet this aim. There is a remnant population of great­spotted kiwi further up the valley but at present there are only nine known and monitored great­spotted kiwi in the area which have been released by the Department of Conservation (DOC) with the NVRG through the BNZ Operation Nest Egg (ONE) programme between 2010 and 2012. This involved recovering the eggs from nesting parents and transporting them to a facility where they were incubated, hatched and reared until they were large enough to fend for themselves ­ usually 12 months ­ and then released into the wild. The latest release was

New beginning . . . Marie Davidson, of St Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Kaikoura Mayor Winston Gray, Ngai Tahu Kaumatua Mark Solomon and Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand assembly executive officer Rev Wayne Matheson were among the guests at the official opening of the new St Paul’s Walkway on the Kaikoura Peninsula on Friday morning. PHOTO: SUPPLIED.

New walkway Burrowing in . . . Department of Conservation biodiversity officer, Sandy PHOTO: SONNY WHITELAW. Young, releases a great­spotted kiwi in the Nina Valley. different with recovered adult birds from other healthy populations in the Hawdon Valley being translocated to the Nina Valley. Weather and the school holidays determined the release date, with the need for two clear days during the school holidays so students from the NVRG could take part. DOC conservation director Andy Roberts said the students work was inspiring and showed what could be achieved when the community and DOC worked together. ‘‘Before they started, kiwi was

on the verge of being lost from the Nina valley. Now we are looking at the prospect of a self­ sustaining population there’’. ‘‘This project involved more than 80 young people and their families and has also inspired other groups in the area to link up to their pest control efforts,’’ he said. The kiwi were released after a blessing by representatives from the Tuahuriri and Kaikoura runangas. It’s hoped around 25 birds can be released over the next two years, including some from the south branch of the Hurunui.

Five years of hard work finally paid off with the opening of a new walkway on the Kaikoura Peninsula last week. Mayor Winston Gray says around 80 people turned out for the official opening of the St Paul’s Walkway on Friday morning, a new pathway from the Kaikoura township to South Bay, passing through the St Paul’s Presbyterian Church’s glebe land. Planning for the New Beginnings / Te Himatanga Hou project began in 2010 and included the planting of thousands of plants native to the area to gradually restore it to its original state. He says the track has steps, bridges and drainage, and a pond has been installed to rejuvenate wetland in the area. A working group from the He Timatanga Hou committee will maintain the

track, including weeding and spraying until the trees are established. Ngai Tahu Kaumatua Sir Mark Solomon attended the opening and talked about the history of the peninsula and the original people going back 800 years. Other speakers included He Timatanga Hou committee chairman Kevin Heays, the Ministry for the Environment and St Paul’s Presbyterian Church representative Melville Syme, while a plaque was unveiled at the bottom of the track. The walkway branches off the South Bay track towards the racecourse and adds to the popular Kaikoura Peninsula walking tracks. ‘‘It’s pretty spectacular and it offers some different vistas which you wouldn’t normally see from other tracks,’’ says Mr Heays.


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North Canty fleeces in the winners circle By ROBYN BRISTOW The supreme fine wool fleece at the 2015 National Golden Fleece competition hosted by the Oxford A&P Association was ‘‘exceptional’’, judge Peter McCusker from PGG Wrightson said. The fleece shown by AD and SD Paterson of Armidale, Ranfurly, which scored 99 points, was a ‘‘beautiful’’ heavy weight, even fleece that stood out in a very tough competition where a lot of fleeces scored around 98 or 98.5 points. ‘‘You have to be careful you don’t judge yourself into a corner,’’ he said. Mr Paterson urged the Royal Agricultural Society to ensure the Golden Fleece competition continued as it provided a great platform to showcase New Zealand wool. The supreme strong wool fleece was entered by Butler Not 2 Trust from Waipawa. Judge Doug McKay of PGG Wrightson said the fleece was ‘‘stunning’’. The Oxford A&P association hosted the competition for the first time, showcasing the 177 entries to the public, holding a fashion parade of wool garments organised by Helen Heddell and organising local woolcraft exhibits from groups and individuals around the general purpose hall. A&P president Guy Kelland said the entries were exceptional at the event which was organised by volunteers with the support of some generous sponsorship. He said the two judges had a huge job judging the fleeces over several days in the led up to the Friday open day. Guest speaker at the evening meal, Professor Jon Hickford from Lincoln University, challenged farmers to ensure their wool clip was top quality and to strive to ensure it could be tracked from the farmgate to the shop floor. He also urged farmers to lobby to have more input into processing wool before it left New Zealand shores to ensure its quality was maintained

Golden fleece . . . Tim Anderson of Mt Guardian, Cheviot, with his champion Perendale fleece at the National 2015 National Golden Fleece competition hosted by the Oxford A&P Association on April 17. The hogget fleece was one of 177 exhibits at the Golden Fleece competition.

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2015 Golden Fleece Results Fine Wool Fleece Supreme fine wool fleece: AD & SD Paterson (Armidale, Ranfurly). Champion Merino section fleece: AD & SD Paterson (Armidale, Ranfurly). Super fine Merino ram: Peter Hore (Glenshee Merinos, Wedderburn) 1, R & S Peters (Mackenzie) 2, S & F Murray (Sheffield) 3. Fine Merino ram: AD & SD Paterson (Armidale, Ranfurly) 1 and 2, Heddell family (Swannanoa) 3. Merino ram: S & M Satterthwaite (Muller Station, Marlborough) 1, I, P & B Stevenson (The Gums, Cheviot) 2, M & P Murray (Maryburn Station, Blenheim) 3.

Winning fleece . . . Ivan Evans of Bluff Farm, Oxford, with his winning Perendale Woolly hogget fleece at the 2015 National Golden Fleece competition hosted by the Oxford A&P Association. PHOTO: ROBYN BRISTOW. Ultra fine Merino ewe: John McArthur (Strath­Clyde, Clyde) 1 and 2, David Cone (Christchurch) 3. Super fine Merino ewe: I, P & B Stevenson (The Gums, Cheviot) 1, Lindis Peaks (Tarras) 2, P Warring (Big Ben, Methven) 3. Fine Merino ewe: AD & SD Paterson (Armidale, Ranfurly) 1, Tony Richards (Craighurst, Ranfurly) 2, M & P Murray (Maryburn Station) 3. Merino ewe: AD & SD Paterson (Armidale, Ranfurly) 1, Steven Murray (Blenheim) and W & E Murray (Glenmore Station, Tekapo) equal 2. Ultra fine Merino woolly hogget: Peter Hore (Glenshee Merinos, Wedderburn) 1. Super fine Merino woolly hogget: AD & SD Paterson (Ranfurly) 1, Bevan McKnight (Merino Ridges, Oturehua) 2, Heddell family (Swannanoa) 3. Fine Merino woolly hogget: W & E Murray (Glenmore Station, Tekapo) 1, Lindis Peaks (Tarras) 2, NC Stott (Darfield) 3. Merino woolly hogget: AD & SD Paterson (Armidale, Ranfurly) 1, Heddell family (Swannanoa) 2, Richard Loe (Oxford) 3.

Champion quarterbred or Polwarth section fleece: Andrew Paterson (Matakanui Station, Omakau). Quarterbred or Polwarth ram: Andrew Paterson (Matakanui Station, Omakau) 1, Callum Patterson (Ida Valley Station, Oturehua) 2 and 3. Quarterbred or Polwarth woolley hogget: Andrew Paterson (Matakanui Station, Omakau) 1, Callum Patterson (Ida Valley Station, Oturehua) 2 and 3. Champion halfbred section fleece: Callum Patterson (Ida Valley Station, Oturehua). Halfbred ewe: AD & SD Paterson (Armidale, Ranfurly) 1, Andrew Paterson (Matakanui Station, Omakau) 2 and 3. Halfbred ram: Andrew Paterson (Matakanui Station, Omakau) 1, I, P & D Stevenson (The Gums, Cheviot) 2. Halfbred woolley hogget: Callum Paterson (Ida Valley Station, Oturehua) 1, Peter Hore (Glenshee Merinos, Wedderburn) 2. Champion Corriedale section fleece: JK & RM Sidey (Strathblane, Waikari). Corriedale ram: JK & RM Sidey (Strathblane, Waikari) 1. Corriedale ewe: Polly McGuckin (Darfield) 1, NC Stott (Darfield) 2, JD & ML Stewart (Rosebank Farm, Rakaia) 3. Corriedale woolley hogget: M Shipley (Darfield) 1, NC Stott (Darfield) 2, JD & ML Stewart (Rosebank Bank Farm, Rakaia) 3. Corriedale shorn hogget: DR & RE Clark (Rangiora) 1, Peter Chapman (Clermont Farm, Ward) 2, Arabella McGuckin (Darfield) and Edward McGuckin (Darfield) 3=. Strong Wool Fleece Supreme strong wool fleece: Butler No 2 Trust (Waipawa). Champion Perendale fleece: T, S & E Anderson (Mt Guardian, Cheviot). Blend of lambs fleece: PJ & PM Dodd (Oamaru) 1, DR & RE Clark (Rangiora) 2, Alister Brosnan (Fernside) 3. Strong wool ram ­ Romney­Perendale, Borderdale, Coopworth and crossbred fleece: TJ & FM Burrows (Chelmarsh, Rangiora) 1, Taylor family (Rangiora) 2. Perendale ewe: TJ & FE Burrows (Chelmarsh, Rangiora) 1, SD Whittaker (Fairlie) 2, H & J Mackenzie (Braemar Station, Lake Tekapo) 3. Perendale woolly hogget: Ivan Evans (Bluff Farm, Oxford) 1, Heddell family (Swannanoa) 2, ATW & NH Morris (Berriedale, Amberley) 3. Perendale shorn hogget: T, S & E Anderson (Mt Guardian, Cheviot) 1, RJ Gardyne (Klifden, Oturehua) 2. Champion Romney section fleece: Richard Warren (Featherston). Romney shorn hogget: Richard Warren (Featherston) 1, Taylor family (Oxford) 2, PJ & PM Dodd (Oamaru) 3. Champion crossbred section fleece: Butler No 2 Trust, Waipawa. Crossbred ewe: Don McLean (Bellfield Stud, Omakau) 1, Richard Warren (Featherston) 2, GE Evans (Kaiapoi) 3. Crossbred shorn hogget: Butler No 2 Trust (Waipawa) 1, James Pirie (Morton Mains, Invercargill) 2, Graeme & Kathryn Smith (Pareroa Partnership, Waipukurau) 3. Champion Leicester section fleece: Mrs Edith Cromie (Kia­ora, Waimate). Leicester ram: James Pirie (Morton Mains, Invercargill) 1. Leicester ewe: Mrs Edith Cromie (Kia­ora, Waimate) 1, James Pirie (Moreton Mains, Invercargill) 2. Leicester woolly hogget: James Pirie (Moreton Mains, Invercargill) 1. Texel ewe: Murray Shipley (Darfield) 1.

Come and play your part in local water management Come along and tell us what our local water resources mean to you and how we can protect and enhance them for our future generations. The Waimakariri Zone Committee invites you to attend one of eight community meetings to be held around the District in late April and May to find out more about local water management issues and tell us what matters to you. The community meetings will introduce the sub-regional planning process (as part of the Canterbury Land and Water Regional Plan) that will begin for the Waimakariri District in 2016. This plan affects everyone and this is your chance to be involved in early discussions on water management priorities for your area. The meetings are also a chance for property owners to ask questions around nutrient management, irrigation, and farm environment plans. The first three meetings focus on the Eyre catchment and five further meetings will be held in Ashley, Waikuku, Cust, Rangiora, and Kaiapoi – keep an eye out in your local papers.

Eyre Catchment Meeting details Tuesday 28 April, 7 - 9pm, West Eyreton Hall, 2 Early Road, Eyreton Wednesday 29 April, 7 - 9pm, Oxford Jaycee Hall, 56 Main Street, Oxford Thursday 30 April, 7 - 9pm, Clarkville Hall, 11 Heywards Road, Clarkville

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The Aunties . . . A painting by Lesley Dobbs, on show at the Favourites exhibition in Kaiapoi, PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP has special meaning for it’s owner Waimakariri Mayoress Marilyn Ayers.

Art favourites on display What is the purpose of art? The latest exhibition at Art on the Quay, in the Ruataniwha Civic Centre in Kaiapoi, goes some way toward providing an answer to this age­old conundrum. Favourites is a selection of artwork on loan from North Canterbury people. It includes an eclectic mix of exhibits from some of New Zealand’s best artists, including Bill Hammond, Philip Trusttum, and sculptor Llew Summers, alongside other less­known artists such as Siubhan Nish, a student at Kaiapoi Borough School. Each exhibit includes a brief explanation from the owner about what attracted them to it, or how they came to own it. The Aunties, a painting by Lesley Dobbs, on loan from Waimakariri Mayoress Marilyn Ayers, and depicts six well­rounded women, all in swimming togs and wearing sun hats, at the beach. ‘‘My mother is from a family of nine girls, all delightfully voloptuous women. I could not resist this painting at one of the Wai exhibitions in Waikuku, and when I worked in Kaikoura this, and a painting of Mt Grey, went with me,’’ Mrs Ayers said. An untitled work by Bill Hammond was a gift to Kaiapoi lawyer, Ian McNish. ‘‘I have known Bill Hammond for about 20 years and have followed his career as

one of New Zealand’s leading artists with interest. The highlight of our association was when he called out to my office and presented me with this painting,’’ Mr McNish said. For Al and Caroline Blackie, Nigel Brown’s painting God It’s Bloody Good To Be Alive! NZ, ‘‘beautifully sums up our lifestyle.’’ Rising Tide ­ Little Shoal Bay, by Lawrence Leitch, is a favourite, for Kaiapoi real estate agent Christine Watton, ‘‘because it stirs fond summertime childhood memories.’’ While Ohoka financial planner Sue Billing’s love of strong, vivid colours attracted her to the untitled work by Philip Trusttum in the exhibition. ‘‘I bought it from CoCa Gallery in 1999 to go on the wall in my office... I liked it so much I took it home.... It was a while before I realised it was a ginger jar,’’ she said. ‘‘It lives on a red wall overlooking the dining table, very much part of the vibe of our house.’’ Favourites may not provide a definitive answer as to the purpose of art, but it does show that to the people who own these exhibits, art means a great deal and each piece has a special meaning for them. The exhibition closes on Sunday, April 26.

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harvest proves to be Farming leader warns Grain ‘‘a game of two halves’’ against complacency The clearance of a North Canterbury farmer and a trucking company on animal welfare complaints is no cause for farmers to be complacent about their responsibilities for animal welfare, says Federated Farmers. An Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) investigation into the transport of a consignment of cull dairy cows across Cook Strait has found no animal welfare breaches against either the farmer or the transport company. However Federated Farmers dairy chairman Andrew Hoggard says the investigation is a wake up call for farmers, after photos of the cows were shared on Facebook ‘‘thousands of times’’, which resulted in the complaints to MPI. ‘‘Even when stock comply with the provisions of the animal species’ and transport welfare codes of practice, there will be some people who will try to portray those stock in a bad light. For whatever reason that is, if they are going to report it to MPI, it needs to be backed up with facts. ‘‘People are quite free to express their opinions, but in my view the only people qualified on an animal welfare line­call are trained veterinarians. If there is a genuine concern, the farmer, industry body or local provincial presidents are available as the first port of call.’’ Andrew Hoggard also has a word of caution for farmers.

Animal welfare . . . Federated Farmers is reminding farmers to ensure animals are FILE PHOTO fit for transportation. ‘‘Farmers can’t be complacent around animal welfare. Just because you don’t get prosecuted or your critics might have ulterior motives doesn’t absolve you from your responsibilities. ‘‘Farmers must especially exercise care when they are loading stock for transport. They and the truckers both have responsibilities. ‘‘The code says stock must not be transported if they have any injuries, diseases or they are behaving abnormally. If a farmer has any doubt then they should involve a vet for advice.’’

This year’s grain harvest has been ‘‘a game of two halves’’. Federated Farmers grain and seed vice­chairman David Clark says survey results released by the Arable Industry Marketing Initiative (AIMI) show the season has produced mixed results for arable farmers. ‘‘While drought conditions during the growing season has reduced the yields on dry land, that has been balanced out by improved yields on irrigated land resulting in total harvest yields being very similar to 2014 across all grains. ‘‘The survey shows the large surpluses of unsold grain in the previous 2013 season have well and truly gone, however available stocks of grain are very similar to last season which leaves the New Zealand industry well placed to provide domestically grown feed to assist in drought recovery.’’ When looking at the individual grain types, the milling wheat harvest yielded a total of 102,000 tonnes with 14 percent or 14,200 tonnes unsold compared with 22,000 tonnes last year and 49,500 tonnes two years ago, Mr Clark says. An estimated total of 300,500 tonnes of feed wheat was harvested with 16% or 48,000 tonnes unsold compared to 65,000 tonnes and 135,000 tonnes in 2014 and 2013 respectively. ‘‘There is a little more feed barley available, which I’m sure will snapped up quickly by the drought affected farmers. To be precise AIMI estimate a

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Dairy awards final judging Two of North Canterbury’s top performing dairy farms will be under the microscope this week. Judging got under way on Monday in the New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards national final, with Culverden sharemilkers Justin and Melissa Slattery and Cheviot farm manager Mark Cudmore up against 10 other finalists in their categories. Competition convenor Chris Keeping says the judges will visit the 33 finalists Supporting farmers . . . Federated Farmers field officer Stacey Flay is ready to hit the road across the three categories, spending to support North Canterbury farmers. two hours on each farm and score the finalists on aspects like their financial planning and management, HR practices, farm environment, future aims and community and industry involvement. ‘‘Animal health and the mental and By DAVID HILL Mrs Keeping says the farm manager emotional health of farmers all comes into finalists include two females, five males Stacey Flay is enjoying the challenge of it and I take a keen interest in what’s and four couples, while there are six getting out and supporting farmers through happening in the area. farm managers and five contract milkers ‘‘I took the job because I wanted to make (five). a challenging season. Stacey has been a Federated Farmers a difference and I think Federated Farm managers are generally field officer for the last six months, Farmers is a good organisation that I want responsible for the physical performance of the farm and may also supporting the North Canterbury (Rakaia to be a part of.’’ River to Kaikoura), Nelson, Golden Bay Stacey comes from a farming background recruit and manage staff, whereas a and Marlborough provinces. and grew up in the Waimakariri district. contract milker is self­employed and is ‘‘I find it’s really good. It’s been She has experience working in dairying, challenging, but it’s been a good challenge sheep, beef, cropping and dairy grazing and and the provincial executives are really has qualifications as a vet nurse and animal carer. supportive. ‘‘We are quite strong at the moment. We While she is working out of the have really good provincial presidents and Christchurch office at the moment, she says policy advisors. But we could always do she plans to work from home in the future, with more members.’’ when her new house at Rotherham, near Stacey could hardly have picked a more Culverden, is completed. challenging time to take on the role, with She would like to have her own land one the low milk price and the dry summer. But day, but says for now she is enjoying getting she is undaunted by the challenge. out and meeting farmers. ‘‘Farming would be nice, but I like this ‘‘This is my first season in the role, so I don’t have any other seasons to compare it job. I haven’t put much of a dent in the territory yet, because it is so big. It would be with. I have interesting discussions every impossible for me to see every farmer, so day getting out and meeting people and getting out to events is really good.’’ hearing their stories.

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paid on a specific dollar value per kilogram of milksolids. They are generally responsible for the production system and some farm infrastructure, as well as staffing. Mrs Keeping says there is plenty of experience in the sharemilker / equity farmer category. ‘‘Most have entered the awards at least once before as they enjoyed and gained from the experience through networks they have made, business improvements they have learnt or the fun they have had.’’ She says seven of the 11 finalists have completed tertiary education to Bachelor degree level. ‘‘It’s great that some of our brightest can see the opportunities and stimulating environment in dairying to succeed in business, to be part of a community, to share with their family and to grow wealth.’’ The majority (seven) are operating in traditional 50% sharemilking agreements. One finalist is a lower order sharemilker, one is an equity sharemilker and two are equity farm managers.


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Giles wins equestrian Amberley rider Giles Gormack has won the South Island three­day equestrian event. Giles and his horse Lucero made it three wins from three events this season after winning the two­star class in Eventing Canterbury’s South Island Three Day Event in Christchurch last weekend. He began the final day in second position, but had a clear round in the showjumping to overtake Corey Wood, of Wyndham, who led after the cross country. The win topped off a sensational season for the pair in winning all three Eventing Canterbury events this season. ‘‘I’m just buzzing,’’ the self­employed horticulturalist said after the win. ‘‘It doesn’t get much better than this. ‘‘He’s been the bridesmaid several times but hasn’t quite been there, but he’s learnt so much in the past couple of months.’’

After a less than happy dressage, Giles praised the big 10­year­old’s round on the Nick Pyke­designed cross country course. ‘‘He certainly redeemed himself. He pulled until fence seven, but then he settled down and jumped well. ‘‘He felt amazing in the showjumping. It’s probably the best round we have ever done.’’ North Canterbury results:

Two­star (Mr Hagan Trophy): Giles Gormack (Amberley) Lucero, 64, 1. One­star (Amigo Trophy): Amanda Brown (Ohoka) Glenmark, 54.4, 4; Brent Jury (Cust) SE Hedging, 57.2, 6. Striding Edge Sporthorses CCN95: Hannah Lindo (Kaiapoi) Mr Darcy II, 35.5, 2. Saddlery Barn Young Horse CCN95 (4, 5 & 6 year olds): Sophie Griffith (Kaiapoi) Chocolat Moka, 34.7, 1; Sam Taylor (Swannanoa) Dartanian, 37, 2. Canterbury Equine Clinic and Rangiora Vet Centre CCN80: Millie Chamberlain (Cust) Cool Change, 30.3, 3.

NC swimmers strike gold Big day . . . Trainer Bruce Negus with his wife, Colleen, and Quick As A Trick after the four­year­old gelding won the $25,000 Canterbury Country Cups Final at the Rangiora PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP Harness Racing Club’s meeting held at Rangiora last Sunday.

Quick As A Trick too good By SHELLEY TOPP The Rangiora Harness Racing Club could not have wished for a better autumn day for its meeting last Sunday. A good­sized crowd attended the meeting which was held in warm, still conditions ­ perfect for racing. Club president Greg Wright said during the presentation ceremony after the feature event, the $25,000 Country Cups Series Final, that they have ordered another day just like Sunday for their next meeting, the Wai Eyre Farm Rangiora Classic day, this Sunday, April 26. The club’s feature race last Sunday was won by Quick As A Trick, which was driven for the first time on race day by Terry Chmiel and trained by Bruce Negus at Burnham. The four­year­old Lis Mara ­ Quick Atom gelding was the second favourite and has now won eight races for $77,000 in stakemoney for its Australian owner Greg Brodie, who was not on course to see the win. Brodie and Negus became household names from 1998 to 2002 as the owner and trainer of the champion

pacer Courage Under Fire, which won 41 races from 56 starts for $1,551,941 in stakemoney. The amazing pacer put together an outstanding streak of 24 wins, beginning at Forbury Park as a two­ year­old at his first start on January 24, 1998. He was not beaten again until January 2000 when he ran second. He was driven in most of his races by Colin De Filippi and became a huge favourite with New Zealand and Australian racing fans, attracting big crowds wherever he raced. He was retired from racing in 2002 and has now become a successful stallion. Negus said at the presentation ceremony on Sunday, after Quick As A Trick’s win, that they had high hopes for his new champion. The Rangiora race was its biggest win to date, but he is being prepared for the Ashburton Trotting Club’s rich Jewels meeting on Saturday, May 30. There it will run in the $150,000 group one four­year­old Emerald for entires and geldings, and the rich $25,000 stake at Rangiora has elevated it into ninth place on the leader board for that race.

Young North Canterbury swimmers finished off their season in style at the Ashburton Easter Splash at the Selwyn Aquatic Centre in Rolleston. As well as working on race plans before they head to the nationals in May seven swimmers won gold for the North Canterbury Swim Club. WaiSwim coach Michaela Norman says it was a great way for the young swimmers to finish off the 2014/2015 swimming season.

Results included: Julie Briden (16­and­over female): 100m freestyle gold, 100m breaststroke and 400m freestyle silver. James Buk (14­15 years male): 100m breaststroke and 100m butterfly silver. Isaac Dann (12­13 years male): 100m breaststroke gold, 200m breaststroke silver. Laura Haughin (16­and­over female): 200m and 400m

individual medley gold, 100m backstroke bronze. Angus Kelliher (12­13 years male): 50m butterfly gold, 200m backstroke and 200m butterfly silver, 200m and 400m freestyle bronze. Keely Morton (16­and­over female): 100m and 200m freestyle, 100m backstroke silver. Cameron Pellett (11­12 years male): 50m butterfly and 50m freestyle bronze. Michael Pitt (16­and­over male): 100m backstroke gold, 100m butterfly silver. Oliver Rayner (14­15 years male): 100m individual medley, 200m breaststroke and 200m backstroke bronze. Noemie Savry (10­and­under female): 50m breaststroke gold, 50m freestyle and 100m individual medley silver. Nicholas Steyn (16­and­over male): 200m backstroke gold, 200m freestyle silver. Angus Syme (14­15 years male): 100m, 200m and 400m freestyle gold. Jacob Webb (12­13 years male): 100m individual medley bronze.

From the Sidelines * Crusader Robbie Fruean was spotted enjoying the rural rugby scene on the sidelines at Glenmark’s Club Day at Omihi last Saturday. Rumour has it Robbie is registered with Glenmark this season and the club hopes to get a game or two out of him later in the season as he seeks to regain match fitness, after fracturing his arm playing for the Crusaders in February. * Last Saturday George Welch refereed his first division 1 fixture when he adjudicated on the Ashley v Ohoka match. With a number of retirements among senior referees, vacancies are occurring for others who have worked their way up the ranks in recent seasons to adjudicate at division 1 level.

* New referees are urgently required. Instruction and uniform will be provided. Anyone interested in becoming a referee in North Canterbury should contact president Gavin McGiffert on (03) 3129018 or Lyndon McKendry at the Canterbury Rugby Union (03) 3798300 ext 713. New referees would usually begin by refereeing at Under­11.5 and U­13 levels. * Next Saturday, Anzac Day, only afternoon rugby will be played (U14d upwards). The U14.5 grade also plays a round on Monday with all grades below that playing on the Monday morning. * The most notable score in the first round of junior matches on Saturday was in the U14.5 grade where Ashley Blue and Ohoka fought out what must have been an enthralling 44­44 draw.


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Missed opportunities cost Glenmark NORTH CANTERBURY RUGBY SUB UNION DRAW FOR SATURDAY 25 APRIL 2015

By PETER WILLIAMS Glenmark missed golden opportunities against Southbridge at Omihi last Saturday to lose its unbeaten record in the Luisetti Seeds combined rugby competition. It now shares the lead in a very even section 1 with Southbridge and Rakaia (all on 15 points), while Oxford is just one point adrift on 14 points, with Prebbleton, Lincoln and Celtic, the other teams still in contention for a quarter final slot. It’s a different story in section two where Methven, Waihora and Burnham/ Dunsandel/Irwell (BDI) are all unbeaten after four rounds, though Methven has established a two point lead in the section courtesy of bonus points. Southern lost its unbeaten record and holds fourth spot two points clear of Ashley, which beat Ohoka on Saturday to give its a two win/ two loss record for the season to date and keeping it in contention for the play­offs if it can beat some of the higher ranked teams. Both Glenmark and Southbridge made a lot of mistakes in their clash. Glenmark maintained a clear territorial advantage for most of the first half, but an inability to kick some handy penalty goals proved costly. Once again, as in other weeks, it was left to their winger Sunia Kubu to sniff out an intercept that gave Glenmark a fleeting lead with half­time approaching. But Southbridge responded immediately and swept on to attack, which allowed prop Carl Andrews to score and give Southbridge an 8­7 lead at the break. Soon after the resumption Kubu made another break and found his supporting players, only to have flanker George Masefield, who otherwise had a good game, spill the final pass with an open try­ line beckoning. For the first 30 minutes of the second half, the youthful Glenmark pack held its own and at that point Glenmark crossed the line only to be called back for a forward pass. Soon after an attempt at an attacking chip kick by Glenmark was foiled and Southbridge swept the length of the field for replacement prop Willie Maka to barge over from the ensuing maul. The sideline conversion and a last­ minute penalty by Shannon Donald secured an unconvincing victory for Southbridge and denied Glenmark a bonus point. Scott Vincent was named player­of­the­day. Oxford opened the scoring against Kaiapoi with a try to half­back Ollie Bradley, but Kaiapoi had the better of the rest of the half. By scoring a try and kicking three penalties it led the higher­ranked Oxford side 16­7. Soon after the resumption one of Oxford’s second rowers Jack Walsh

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Trytime . . . Sunia Kubu (Glenmark) crosses the line for a typical intercept try, one of a PHOTO: SUPPLIED number scored already this season. sustained a serious hip injury and the match had to be halted for a time before being transferred on to an adjacent field. This corresponded with a dramatic change to Oxford’s fortunes. It seemed to galvanise its efforts in the final 30 minutes and managed to run in three further tries, to Soni Taulava, Stew Dalzell and Sean Thompson, before Kaiapoi responded with one of its own two minutes from fulltime. But Oxford held on to claim a 27­23 victory. Try­scorer Dean Tiweka was named player of the day, while Brook Retallick also scored a try as well as notching a 100 percent kicking record on the day with three penalties and two conversions. The other player to particularly impress was Stu Pearham, who directed play well from the pivot position. Ashley’s victory over Ohoka was a triumph for experience over youth. It dominated the early exchanges and in the first half Andre Barrett, Andrew Dunbar and Ethan Cameron all scored with perennial try­scorer Leo Lafai seizing on to a dropped pass to reply for Ohoka. Leading 22­10 at half­time Ashley held Ohoka scoreless in the second half and secured the four­try bonus point with Dan Cook dotting down twice. Ohoka toiled

manfully to retain a respectable scoreline but Ashley had the game in safe keeping. Simon Heerink impressed for Ashley and was named player of the day for his efforts. After a hard fought, even contest BDI defeated Saracens 20­14. Saracens started well and had the best of the early encounters but first­five Dion Jones missed three penalty attempts and it was thought this would prove costly to Saracens. However in the second half BDI also missed a number of shots to even this ledger. On the stroke of half time BDI scored a converted try to lead at the break by 13­3. Saracens came back in the second half with two penalties by Jones and a try by right winger Ollie Bithray to take the lead by 14­13. But from this point BDI found some form and controlled the ball for long periods. This domination allowed them to score a converted try late in the game to win 20­14. This was an improved performance by Saracens against an unbeaten opponent, but once again there were a number of times when Saracens showed a lack of good tackling technique which put it under pressure. Lock Mark Smith was Saracens’ player of the day.

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LUISETTI SEEDS DIVISION 1 - SECTION 1; Friday, 24 April 2015: Oxford v. Lincoln, Oxford 4, 7.00pm, M Gameson; Saturday, 25 April 2015: Glenmark v. Celtic, Omihi 1, 2.45pm, S Laird; Southbridge v. Prebbleton, Southbridge 1, 2.45pm, A Brosnahan; Assistant Referees: S Prendergast, C Love, SC:; Kaiapoi v. Rakaia, Kaiapoi Oval, 2.45pm, K Hancox; West Melton v. Hornby, West Melton 1, 2.45pm, K Pottinger; Assistant Referees: P Hudson, K Jones, SC: . LUISETTI SEEDS DIVISION 1 - SECTION 2; Thursday, 23 April 2015: Burn/Duns/Irw v. Methven, Dunsandel 1, 7.00pm, J Shalfoon; Assistant Referees: G Peddie, C Love, SC:; Saturday, 25 April 2015: Darfield v. Saracens, Darfield 1, 2.45pm, K Opele; Assistant Referees: A Hotop, H Cook, SC:; Waihora v. Ashley, Tai Tapu 1, 2.45pm, K Fitzgerald; Assistant Referees: G Robinson, S McLean, SC:; Southern v. Hampstead, Mayfield 1, 2.45pm, M Gallagher; Ohoka v. Rolleston, Mandeville 1, 2.45pm, G Peddie. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD DIVISION 2; Amberley v. Oxford, Amb 1, 2.30pm; Pickering Shield, Hurunui v. Ashley, Cul 1, 2.45pm; Kaiapoi v. Saracens, Kai Oval, 1.00pm; Woodend v. Ohoka, Wood 1, 2.30pm; GlenmarkCheviot bye. WOMENS - CUP; Kaiapoi v. HSOB, Kaiapoi 2, 2.45pm. CRUSADERS SECONDARY SCHOOLS - UC CHAMPIONSHIP; Christchurch BHS v. Rangiora HS, CBHS 1, 2.45pm. ELLESMERE/NORTH CANT/MID CANT COMBINED U18; Ashley/Oxford v. Lincoln, Lob Lwr 1, 2.30pm; Kaiapoi v. Methven-Rakaia, Kai 1, 2.30pm; Malvern Comb v. Rangiora HS, Sheffield 1, 2.30pm, S Lamont; Assistant Referees: M Talbot, T Rowlands, SC:; Hurunui v. West Melt/Rolleston, Cul 2, 2.00pm; Waihora v. Celtic, Tai Tapu 2, 1.00pm, S McLean; Rick Moore Challenge Trophy, Wednesday, 29 April 2015: Rangiora HS v. Hurunui, Mand, 7.00pm. ELLESMERE/NORTH CANT/MID CANT COMBINED U16 SEC 1; Saturday, 25 April 2015: Celtic v. West Melton/Southbridge, Celtic 2, 2.15pm; Kaiapoi/Woodend v. Rolleston, Kai 1, 1.00pm; Oxford v. Prebbleton, Ox Oval, 1.00pm; Hampstead bye. ELLESMERE/NORTH CANT/MID CANT COMBINED U16 SEC 2; Lincoln v. Methven, Lincoln 2, 1.00pm, R Busch; Malvern Comb v. Saracens, Sheffield 1, 1.00pm, M Talbot; Assistant Referees: T Rowlands; Waihora v. Ashley/Amberley, Tai Tapu 3, 1.00pm, S O'Reilly; Hurunui bye. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U14½; Kaiapoi v. Ashley Blue, Kai 2, 1.00pm; Ashley Green v. Ohoka, Lob Lwr 1, 1.00pm; Oxford v. Saracens, Ox 2, 1.00pm; Monday, 27 April 2015: Ashley Green v. Ashley Blue, Lob 4, 1.30pm; Monday, 27 April 2015: Kaiapoi v. Saracens, Kai 2, 1.30pm; Monday, 27 April 2015: Ohoka v. Oxford, Mand 2, 1.30pm.

NORTH CANTERBURY RUGBY SUB UNION DRAW FOR MONDAY 27 APRIL 2015 MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U13; Amberley v. Saracens, Amb 1, 11.45am; Hurunui v. Ashley, Cul 1, 11.45am; Kaiapoi v. Ohoka, Kai Oval, 11.45am; Oxford v. Woodend, Ox Oval, 11.45am. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U11.5; Amberley v. Saracens Blue, Amb 1, 10.30am; Hurunui Black v. Ashley Green, Culverden 1, 10.30am; Hurunui Blue v. Ashley Blue, Culverden 2, 10.30am; Kaiapoi v. Ohoka Red, Kai Oval, 10.30am; Ohoka Black v. Saracens Red, Mand 2, 10.30am. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U10; Oxford v. Woodend, Ox Oval, 10.30am; Amberley v. Saracens Blue, Amb Jnr3, 12.10pm; Hurunui Black v. Ashley Green, Culverden Jnr 3, 12.10pm; Hurunui Blue v. Ashley Blue, Culverden Jnr 4, 12.10pm; Kaiapoi v. Ohoka Red, Game Deferred, 12.00pm; Ohoka Black v. Saracens Red, Mand Jnr 5, 12.10pm; Oxford Black v. Glenmark-Cheviot, Ox 2, 12.10pm; Oxford Red v. Woodend, Ox Jnr 5, 12.10pm. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U9; Friday, 24 April 2015: Oxford v. Woodend, Oxford 4, 6.00pm; Monday, 27 April 2015: Amberley v. Saracens Blue, Amb Jnr3, 10.00am; Hurunui Black v. Ashley Green, Culverden Jnr 3, 10.00am; Hurunui Blue v. Ashley Blue, Culverden Jnr 4, 10.00am; Kaiapoi v. Ohoka Red, Kai Jnr 3, 10.00am; Ohoka Black v. Saracens Red, Mand 4, 10.00am; Ashley White v. Glenmark-Cheviot, Lob 3, 10.00am. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U8; Amberley v. Saracens Blue, Amb Jnr3, 11.05am; Hurunui v. Ashley Green, Culverden Jnr 3, 11.05am; Saracens White v. Ashley Blue, Sbk Jnr 6, 11.05am; Kaiapoi v. Ohoka Red, Kai Jnr 3, 11.05am; Ohoka Black v. Saracens Red, Mand Jnr 5, 11.05am; Oxford Black v. Glenmark-Cheviot, Ox 2, 11.05am; Oxford Red v. Woodend, Ox Jnr 5, 11.05am. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U7; Amberley v. Saracens Blue, Amb Jnr 3, 10.50am; Hurunui Black v. Ashley Green, Cul 5, 10.50am; Hurunui Blue v. Ashley Blue, Cul 6, 10.50am; Kaiapoi Gold v. Ohoka Red, Kai 2a, 10.50am; Oxford Black v. Ashley White, Ox 2a, 10.50am; Oxford Red v. Ohoka White, Ox 2b, 10.50am; Saracens Green v. GlenmarkCheviot, Sbk 3a, 10.50am; Saracens Orange v. Saracens Red, Sbk 3b, 10.50am; Saracens White v. Ohoka Black, Sbk 4a, 10.50am; Woodend bye. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U6; Amberley v. Saracens Blue, Amb Jnr 3, 10.00am; Ashley Gold v. Woodend, Lob jnr 2, 10.00am; Hurunui Black v. Ashley Green, Cul 5, 10.00am; Hurunui Blue v. Ashley Blue, Cul 6, 10.00am; Kaiapoi Blue v. Ohoka Blue, Kai 2a, 10.00am; Kaiapoi Gold v. Ohoka Red, Kai 2b, 10.50am; Ohoka Green v. Saracens Red, Mand jnr 6, 10.00am; Oxford Black v. Ashley White, Ox 2a, 10.00am; Oxford Red v. Ohoka White, Ox 2b, 10.00am; Saracens Green v. Saracens Orange, Sbk 3a, 10.00am; Ohoka Black bye.

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Age no barrier for Colin Hurunui Rangers wins again Ninety­two­year­old bowler, Colin Rowe, has shown that age is no barrier when it comes to playing bowls for his Woodend Club. Mr Rowe was recently presented with the Aggregate Cup at the club’s annual prizegiving in recognition for regularly turning out to club days and playing good bowls. The long time member of the Woodend Bowling Club also turned out at the occasional tournament to show younger members how it is done.

Other results: Men Colts ­ John Dzenis. (that is correct spelling ) Junior Singles ­ John Dzenis. Open Singles ­ M Carpenter. Pairs ­ J Taylor, J Reid. Triples ­ A Thompson, J Reid, B Bastion, I Dickison. Handicap Singles ­ D. Neate. Durie Button ­ J McKeown. Presidents triples ­ R Toulson, S Amer, G Creamer. Most improved player ­ D Neate. Mixed Mixed fours ­ D Gill, L Carpenter, C Rowe, J MacFarlane. Gypswic Cup ­ R Dickison, I Dickison. Over 60s ­ R,Dickison, I.Dickison. Aggregate Cup ­ Colin Rowe. Ladies 1st and 2nd year player ­ P Barr.

Top bowler . . . Colin Rowe was thrilled to win his trophy from the Woodend Bowling PHOTO: SUPPLIED Club. Junior singles ­ P Barr. Open Singles ­ L Marriott. Pairs ­ L Taylor, N.Orchard. Triples ­ L Taylor, R Dickison, R Miller. President triples ­ D Toulson, M O’Brien,RMiller. Presidents fours ­ B Dishington, L Taylor, S Pringle, M Hack. Margaret McDonald memorial ­ L Carpenter, J MacFarlane. Most improved player ­ P Barr.

Amberley bowls winners Competition winners from the Amberley Bowls Club were presented recently as follows:

Ives Cup: (Open singles) B Reid. Tom Poole Rose Bowl: (open pairs) R Abbott, P Gardner. Chub Croft Cup: (triples) B Reid (S), G Shaw, E Tavendale. Darfield Cup: (fours) B Reid (s), R Abbott, P Croft, E Tavendale. Kowhai Lodge Trophy: (junior singles) R Abbott. A.B.C Trophy: (colts singles) M Carmody.

Fox Cup: (HCP singles) B Reid. Ashworth Trophy: (HCP pairs) P Croft, M Bean. Sibbald Cup: (intermediate) R Abbott. Cleall Trophy: (most improved junior) M Carmody. Findlay Cup: (ladies singles) H Purchas. Harrison Cup: (ladies pairs) H Purchas, M Reid. Harry Denton Memorial Trophy: (most successful player) B Reid. Noel Moore Patron’s Trophy: G Shaw. Rolly Fleming Trophy: Amberley.

Hurunui Rangers won its second match on Saturday to remain top in the division 2 standings. The Matt Blair Motors senior Men’s division 2 football defeated FC Twenty 11 Mavericks 4­1 at the Amberley Domain, in what was a physical and sometimes volatile encounter. Hurunui Rangers established an early lead in the game with Pete Davis crossing from near the left corner to a perfectly positioned Barry O’Regan, who buried it in the back of the net after just three minutes. Rangers kept the pressure on and seven minutes later Edge de Pavia pounced on a loose ball, wrong footed the FC Twenty keeper and calmly slotted the goal. Persistent pressure from the mid­field forced the visitors to concede a free kick about 25m out, which Barry took quickly, guiding it into goal.

Rangers continued pressing the opponents, but in a rare foray into the home team’s 18 yard box Hurunui keeper Ben Shore was forced into committing a foul. FC Twenty took the opportunity and the 1st half finished at 3­1. Hurunui Rangers unable to capitalise on their dominance in the second spell with constructive play being off­set and nullified by decisions given against them. In trying to remedy these problems, captain and midfield maestro Floyd Duffy saw an opportunity in the 70th minute striking a 35m shot past nearly everyone on the pitch. The Matt Blair Motors presidents grade team is still getting used to new combinations, but held its own until two late goals gave Hornby a 4­2 win.

Other results: Hurunui Rangers 15s 3, Ferrymead Bays Scotties 2, Hurunui Rangers 13s 2 Selwyn UFC 3, Hurunui Rangers 12s 2 Selwyn UFC 6, Hurunui Rangers 11s Blue 11 Selwyn UFC 0, Hurunui Rangers 11s White 1 Selwyn UFC 8.

Waimak bombs opportunities Stadium Cars Waimak United’s division 1 men’s team lost to FC Twenty 11 Bombers 2­1 on Saturday at Burnside Park in sunny conditions. In a sometimes feisty but sporting match Waimak started slowly and were lucky not to be 2­0 down early. Against the run of play James Hurren scored from wide out catching the keeper of his line. Shortly after Bombers scored from a free kick that was well executed from 20 yards and continued to dominate for the rest of the half. It was rewarded with a long range thunderbolt that left the keeper no chance. After a stern half time talk Waimak came out and the game turned with Waimak dominating and FC Twenty 11 scrambling in defence. Waimak thought it had an equaliser from a goalmouth scramble but

the referee adjudicated that the ball didn’t cross the line. Waimak continued to push forward and despite FC Twenty 11 having a player red carded, failed to score. The men’s PDL side won by default. In its first foray into women’s PDL football Waimak lost 3­1, with the depth of female football in the club, this team will continue to go from strength­to­strength. In its first game of the season, a dominant Waimak 15a girl’s side dispatched the Western Pink Panthers 14­0 on the Kendal Park turf. Sophie Vos scored seven of the teams 14 goals, but speedster Gabi Rennie claimed player­of­the­match, as she owned her wing and kept her team motivated and focused throughout the game.

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Escape To The Country. This lifestyle block is well set up with a three bay implement shed, one stand shearing shed and sheep yards. The block is divided into five paddocks with stock water and a stream boundary. 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 décor in the interior. 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. | Property ID AM1012

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

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

Kaikoura

Kaikoura

Price

Price

$433,000

$630,000

Contact

Contact

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 three bedrooms, master with walk-in wardrobe, separate lounge with french doors leading to the verandah where you can see, hear and smell the sea. The open-plan kitchen/dining also has two sets of french doors opening to two further verandahs, with views over the back garden. New bathroom, separate shower and bath. Double garage with power and many sheds. | Property ID TU10542

Quality Living Beside The Sea. Modern, two level four bedroom property set close to the sea just north of the Kaikoura Township. Set in a business zone, there are a broad range of commercial activities that could be suitable to the property, including child-care, a B&B, office space or perhaps just a residential property. Open-plan living upstairs, with purpose-built, spacious sunroom and a deck on two sides. Spacious, internal access garage. Commercially tenanted. | Property ID TU10399

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

9 Hawthorne Road 553m2

Barry Keys 027 434 7689 Canterbury

Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600 Kaikoura

Allan Gifford 027 226 2379 Marlborough

Chris Abbott 027 435 2872 Marlborough

0800 200 600 | f armlandsrealestate.co.nz


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Large turnout for art exhibition May paint-off for families

By SHELLEY TOPP The popularity of art is in good heart in North Canterbury, judging by the large turnout at the Creative Arts Exhibition opening in Rangiora last Thursday evening. The exhibition was held in the Rangiora Borough School Hall from last Friday April 17 until Sunday April 18. Quilliam Collister, chairman of the Creative Arts Exhibition committee, said they were thrilled with the turnout, and very excited about the extremely high quality of work on show at the exhibition. This year, with more than 300 exhibits, including artwork, floral art, photography, pottery, woodcraft and woolcraft, there was a lot to see. Waimakariri Mayor, David Ayers, who opened the event, also commented on the high quality of exhibits, complaining that he had been given the ‘‘terrible job’’ of choosing just one from so many possibles to be the winner of the Premier Award. In the end, he chose Steven Webb’s compelling black and white photograph, On the Edge, which also won Best in Group (Photography) at the exhibition. On the Edge was one of several stunning images exhibited by Mr Webb including an exquisite colour image of a single red rose, entitled Rose, and the equally eye­catching, Dahlia. Mr Collister’s series of five charming watercolours, done during a trip to France last year with his son, Mark, were a highlight too. Sheila Curran’s, Poppy, and Lyn Peckover’s Rainy Day, and the glorious Otago were also standouts. While Ruby Whitty’s colourful acrylic Wings Over Christchurch, which won Best in Group (Artwork), was also a joy. The guest artist at this year’s exhibition was Susan Ferguson, who

Kaiapoi families are being sought to decorate picnic tables. The You Me We Us project is seeking families to create their own designs for a ‘‘Family Paint Off’’ contest, decorating picnic tables which have been donated for the Kaiapoi Night Market. Organiser Christine Watton says the contest will now be held on Sunday, May 3, from 1pm to 3pm, after it was originally planned as ‘‘a school holiday programme’’. ‘‘We had requests from some people heading away for the holidays that they would have liked to participate in the ‘Family Paint Off’ contest. As a result we have decided to extend it until May 3. Opening night . . . Graham and Lynn Barr (left), of Woodend, with Martin Shaw, of Ashley, ‘‘It’s a shame, because I thought it was in front of Steven Webb’s ‘‘Dahlia’’, during the opening of the Creative Arts Exhibition in going to be a good holiday programme, PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP. but it wasn’t to be. Rangiora last week. ‘‘At least it will allow plenty of extra Taste of France . . . Creative Arts Exhibition time for everyone to get their barbecue committee chairman Quilliam Collister with a table design sorted.’’ selection of his watercolours, painted in Ms Watton says Mitre 10 is donating France, on show at the exhibition in Rangiora paint and sandpaper and members of the last week. PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP Kaiapoi Men’s Shed are going to sand the tables and prepare ready for decorating. work. She says the contest is a good Her work has been exhibited opportunity for people to get involved in throughout New Zealand and has been their community. well­received with sales here and to ‘‘It would be nice to get a few local overseas collectors in the United States, families coming up with decorations. It’s United Kingdom and Australia. Her important for local people to be a part of exhibits at the Creative Arts Exhibition the beautification of the town and it gives included the wonderful, Upper Waiau people the opportunity to express Valley. themselves visually.’’ FOOTNOTE: Steven Webb is The Kaiapoi Night Market is being held immediate past president of the on the vacant lot on the corner of Rangiora Photographic Society. It is Williams and Charles Streets on grew up on the South Island’s West Coast, worthwhile checking out the society’s Thursday evenings between 5pm and website www.rangioraphotosoc.org.nz to 8pm. For more information about the on a farm in the Maruia Valley, but now lives in Rangiora and is a member of the see more of this talented photographer’s ‘‘Family Paint Off’’ contest or the You Me Rangiora Art Society. She specialises in work, and more impressive images done We Us project, find You Me We Us on by other members of the club. portraiture, landscape and figurative Facebook.

This week’s open homes in North Canterbury

Friday April 24th Ohoka 11.30am

12.30pm

138 Edmonds Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

2.30pm

3.00pm

196 Belfast Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

11.30am

12.15pm

1/65 Gardiners Rd

Harcourts Twiss Keir

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1.30pm 2.30pm 3.00pm

2 Cattermole Street 31B Vickery Street 4 Tapautu Street

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

3.30pm

4.00pm

25 Fenchurch Street

Harcourts Twiss Keir

11.00am 12.00pm 1.00pm 2.00pm

11.30am 12.30pm 1.30pm 3.00pm

56/3 Reeves Road 58 Huntingdon Drive 7 Fowler Lane 20 Milesbrook Close

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

Saturday April 25th Belfast

Bishopdale Kaiapoi

Northcote Rangiora

Sunday April 26th Amberley

1.00pm 1.00pm 2.00pm 2.00pm 2.00pm 2.00pm 3.00pm

1.45pm 1.45pm 2.30pm 2.30pm 2.45pm 4.00pm 3.30pm

48 Fuller Street 13 Tuhoe Avenue 17 Tuhoe Avenue 7 Keating Street 50 Sterling Crescent 10 Tuhoe Ave, Beach Grove 25 Beachvale Drive

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

2.00pm 2.30pm

2.30pm 3.00pm

73 Leithfield Road 86E Leithfield Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

1.00pm

1.30pm

34 Hodgsons Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

3.30pm

4.00pm

25 Fenchurch Street

Harcourts Twiss Keir

11.30am 1.00pm 1.00pm 2.00pm

12.30pm 1.30pm 1.30pm 2.30pm

138 Edmonds Road 145 Dawsons Road 174 Jacksons Road 7 Cameo Drive

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

1.00pm 2.30pm

2.00pm 3.30pm

172 Mounseys Road 30 Littles Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

11.30am 11.30am 11.30am 11.30am

12.00pm 12.00pm 12.00pm 12.00pm

86 Kawari Drive 17 Pahua Street 90 Kawari Drive 15 Pahua Street

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

1.00pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 2.00pm 2.00pm 2.30pm 2.30pm 3.00pm

1.45pm 1.45pm 1.30pm 4.00pm 1.30pm 3.00pm 2.45pm 3.15pm 3.15pm 3.30pm

15 B Scotswood Place 23 Riverview Rd 7 Fowler Lane Elm Green Sub Division 3/92 White Street 20 Milesbrook Close 4 Balmoral Lane 39 Belgrave Drive 37 Belgrave Drive 16 Martyn 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

1.00pm

1.45pm

1494 Tram Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

1.15pm

2.00pm

14 Allin Drive

Harcourts Twiss Keir

12.00pm

12.30pm

14 James Drive

Harcourts Twiss Keir

Leithfield Loburn Northcote Ohoka

Oxford

11.00am 12.00pm 1.30pm 3.00pm

12.00pm 12.30pm 2.00pm 3.30pm

Tekoa Easte (Amberley Beach Road) 138 Carters Road 75 Willowside Place 3 Courage St

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

Pegasus

12.00pm

12.45pm

44 Lower Sefton Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

Rangiora

2.30pm

3.00pm

196 Belfast Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

11.30pm

12.15pm

1/65 Gardiners Rd

Harcourts Twiss Keir

1.00pm

2.00pm

2 Montgomery St

Harcourts Twiss Keir

1.00pm

2.00pm

1820 Cust Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

12.30pm

1.15pm

2195 South Eyre Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

12.00pm

12.30pm

487 Boundary Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

12.45pm 1.00pm

1.30pm 1.30pm

5 Robb Place 28a Sidey Quay

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

Ashley Belfast

Bishopdale Cheviot Cust

Eyrewell Fernside Kaiapoi

Swannanoa

Waikuku Beach Woodend


Public Notices

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PRESBYTERIAN SUPPORT in conjunction with WAIKARI HEALTH CENTRE Are proposing to establish a Home Share programme in the Waikari/Hawarden area. The Home share programme would be held once a week and will include a midday meal, activities, and companionship. The programme could be run in someone’s home or at a community venue if there is greater need.

Entertainment

Hurunui Theatre Group Inc

AUDITIONS The story of an unapologetically unrefined cockney gentleman, who learns that he is the 14th heir to the Earl of Hareford.

We are looking for warm, friendly people with an interest in working with older people.

Could you or someone you know be interested in this exciting new venture? There will be a community meeting for interested parties at the Waikari Health Centre Physiotherapy room on Monday 11th May at 1pm. For more details please contact Vicki Lucas or Chris Guerin 03 313 8588, or chrisg@psusi.org.nz

Entertainment

To be held d at the Waipara Mem morial Hall Sunday 10th May 2015 2pm m

more info hurunuitheatree.org or follow us on facebook

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KAIAPOI ART EXPO

Accepting applications now for the 10th Kaiapoi Art Expo. Applications available from Council Service Centres and libraries in Kaiapoi, Oxford and Rangiora. Email info@kaiapoiartexpo.co.nz or visit www.kaiapoiartexpo.co.nz. Expo is July 11 & 12 at the Kaiapoi Club. All disciplines of art welcome.

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

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

Rangiora High School ANZAC SERVICE 'Lest We Forget' A service will be held in the Rangiora High School Court of Memories at 9.30am on Saturday 25th April 2015. Past and present students, parents / caregivers, and friends of the school are all warmly invited to attend. Peggy Burrows Principal

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CLAIRVOYANT medium, clear accurate readings with Holly. Phone 03 314 9073.

Automotive

CASH 4 CARS and 4WD'S Phone Automotive Parts 03 313 7216 DISMANTLING and buying all models of Falcons now. Please phone 03 3125 064 .

Properties For Sale Properties For Sale

HOME FOR SALE IN WOODEND Perfect for the investor, first home buyer or wanting to decrease that mortgage. Very sunny 3 bedroom home. Heat pump, separate kitchen with walk in pantry, dining and lounge. Very private back section with well laid out garden.

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

Open home Monday 27th April 1-2pm 66 Rangiora/Woodend Road

$390,000.00 Enquiries 021 259 2784

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. 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 Committee, at 66 Carters Road, Amberley. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the grant of the application may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing fo the objection with the Secretary fo the Hurunui District Licensing Committee, P O Box 13, AMBERLEY. No objection to the issue of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 105 (1) fo the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. This is the second publication of this notice, the first notice was printed on 16 April 2015.

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.

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Public Notices Tiromoana Bush and Mt Cass Walkways Notice of Walkway Re-Opening The public are advised that the Mt Cass and Tiromoana Bush Walkways will re-open on Saturday 25 April 2015 until further notice. Visitors are reminded that dogs are prohibited and that mountain biking is not permitted on either of the walkways. Your co-operation is appreciated. For all enquiries please either visit the website www.tiromoanabush .co.nz or phone 0800 66 44 33

Fencing NORTHEND FENCING LTD is in your area. For all fencing requirements eg; dairy conversions, vineyards, deer fencing, lifestyle blocks, post and rail, quality workmanship guaranteed, competitive rates.phone Mike 027 313 1872. SUMMERFIELD Fencing Ltd in your area now. Lifestyle or farm, sheep, cattle, horse, all types of animals. Fences, yards, sheds, arenas, shelters, runs. 27 years contract fencing. John is available to help with your design and planning. Ph Carol or John on 03 312 4747.

For Sale CARAVANS. For the larg­ est and best stock of UK Caravans in North Canter­ bury. Contact Ken Hamblin, Motor Home Supplies 0274 341 260 NO bees? Rent a beehive. Fully managed by regis­ tered bee keepers. You get pollination plus honey. Phone 027 657 2007.


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Lindsay David Collins and Michelle Frances Beri has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Amberley for the grant of the On and Off Licences in respect of the premises situated at 18 Lyndon Street, Waiau, Hurunui, known as Waiau Lodge Hotel. The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is that of a Hotel. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licences are: On Licence: Monday to Sunday from 8am to 2 am Off Licence: Monday to Sunday from 7am to 11pm The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Hurunui District Licensing Committee at 66 Carters Road, Amberley. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the grant of the application may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the Hurunui District Licensing Committee, PO Box 13, AMBERLEY. No objection to the issue of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 105 (1) of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. This is the first publication of this notice.

Gardening

Nursery GOUGHS NURSERIES Deal direct with grower and Save 30%-50% off normal retail prices Open Monday - Sunday 9am - 5pm Natives Exotics Hedging Landscape and Japanese Maples 1029 Tram Rd Ohoka No eftpos Est 1974 BARKS, Composts, Pea Straw & much more at Woodend Landscape Supplies. Delivery & cour­ tesy trailers available. Open 7 days. Ph 03 312 2003.

Equestrian HORSE Grazing available. Leithfield. 800m Track. Stables & range of paddocks. Call Cath 021 0236 1099 to discuss your needs.

Customer Services Officer - Director of First Impressions • Fixed Term until November 2015

• Part Time – 20 hours per week • Amberley Based

Here at Hurunui District Council, we are committed to delivering excellent service to our community. It’s something we are rather passionate about so, when we look for people to join us, we look for people who can share that passion. We currently have a wonderful opportunity awaiting the right person, to help us with achieving our service excellence goal. The vacancy is part time and fixed term in our front-of-house customer services team. We are looking for someone who: • Truly enjoys interacting with people and has a can-do attitude • Has excellent interpersonal communication skills and phone rapport • Is intuitive and has a proactive approach to serving others • Is a quick learner and has an attention to detail • Excellent computer and technology skills • Has a strong work ethic and takes ownership of his/her work • Is poised, positive, outgoing, cheerful and has a professional demeanour • Smiles on a regular basis • Has a professional appearance • Demonstrates integrity, honesty, discretion, teamwork and genuine concern for others We know that we never get a second chance to make a first impression, and we need to find someone who is as committed to this as we are. If this sounds like you then we would love to hear from you! Please go to our careers website hdcjobs.co.nz and apply online. Applications close 4pm Tuesday, 28 April. Preference will be given to non-smoking applicants who live in the district. If you have any queries or require further information, please contact:

Naomi Woodham - Team Leader Customer Services & Communications 314-0024

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.

Landscaping

Hire

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

DIGGER

Tuition Chans Martial Arts International Kung Fu “The Stress Free Way” Beginners classes Mon & Wed 6pm -7.30pm Sing Ong Tai Chi “Balance with Nature” Beginners classes Mon & Wed 7.30pm to 8.30pm Rangiora High School Gym 3 Instructor David McQueen Ph 0274 317 414 email chansrangiora@gmail.com

New 1.7T Digger on trailer, dry hire $40 p/h gst incl or long term. Flexible pick-up/drop-off. Cheap rates! Ashley Village. Ph J.B. Hire 0224-118-997

Personal PUT a Little Love in your heart. Call 03 455 9300 or 022 455 9300 to find singles in your area. N.Z.’s best membership choices, www.lifestyleconsulting.co.nz.

Trades

North Canterbury Veterinary Clinics is looking for a qualified part-time Human Resources Manager to support our growing organisation. Due to the nature of our business, there will be no fixed weekly hours for this role, as hours will potentially fluctuate across the week, depending on requirements. This can be managed with the ability to work from home. Requirements of role: • HR qualification • Knowledge of current Employment Law • People centred approach • Excellent IT skills Duties will include: • Dealing with Recruitment Process • Preparing and co-ordinating Employment Contracts • Assisting with Performance Reviews • Providing Disciplinary Assistance • Completing Exit Interviews • Recording and monitoring of Staff Professional Development • Ensuring Professional Qualifications and requirements are up to date • Developing and administrating training programs • Driving organisational effectiveness with the leadership team • Other HR/Admin associated duties We will offer an innovative and competitive salary package to the successful candidate. View at www.ncvets.co.nz Please email your application to: craig@ncvets.co.nz Craig Patterson, Business Manager North Canterbury Veterinary Clinics Ltd

Trades Your SpecialiSt in:  Tree felling  Stump grinding  Site clearance  Removing garden shrubs

STEEL

cut to length

Engineering Fabrication Full range of black, primed & galv. Products: pipe, box, channel, angle & flat, pay for what you need. Trade & retail sales.Open Mon-Fri 8.00-4.30pm, Sat 8.00-12.00pm.

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

• Exciting Trades position • Christchurch location

We have an excellent opportunity at our Belfast plant, located on the outskirts of Christchurch, for a highly motivated and skilled Tradesperson. Reporting to the Services/Maintenance Engineer, this position is critical in providing engineering and mechanical services to the plant, including the maintenance of industrial equipment. The successful applicant will have the following skills and attributes: • Relevant Mechanical Trades Certification • Excellent general knowledge of engineering repair and maintenance • Ability to analyse problems and implement effective solutions on a timely basis • Be self-motivated and capable of working both independently and within a large team • Organised, with the ability to plan and prioritise workload in a challenging environment.

Applications close: Friday, 24 April 2015.

Part-time Human Resources Manager

We are seeking applications from suitably qualified and interested people to representative the Hurunui district on the Rural Canterbury Primary Health Organisation (RCPHO) Board.

SHIFT MAINTENANCE FITTER

The Shift Maintenance Fitter will undertake repairs, maintenance, alterations and additions to processing and processing related plant, equipment and systems. If you are interested in using your mechanical skills on a large industrial site, and like the idea of working for one of New Zealand’s largest food exporters, we look forward to hearing from you.

Wanted

Hurunui Community representative for tHe rCpHo Board

proud of our people. progressive setting a new standard. partnership working hard together.

SOLUTIONS

CUSTOMER SERVICE GUARANTEED

phone 0226 505 502 FURNITURE Removal. AXL Transport Ltd. Qual­ ity removals, at the lowest rate possible. South Island wide. Kaiapoi office. Phone 03 327 3216.

Immediate Start Class 1.2.4.5 Drivers WTR Operators Labourers/Roading Conditions apply. Christchurch / Canterbury based Please call Dave 027 222 0255 Or Murray 021 921 981

Apply to The Engineering Manager, Silver Fern Farms Beef Limited Belfast, PO Box 76102, Northwood, Christchurch 8548. Or apply online at careers.silverfernfarms.co.nz

www.silverfernfarms.com

Shelterbelt Trimmer Operator: Rural North Canterbury This position provides a high level of job satisfaction as we maintain the shelterbelts across North Canterbury, running quality gear and achieving a high standard of work. It provides a positive challenge for those energised by technical challenges of managing machinery off road. In this role, your key duties will include... Operating tree trimming machinery Minor maintenance Contact with customers To be a successful candidate for this exciting new opportunity, it is essential that you... Have a positive and proactive approach Enjoy delivering efficient customer service Have experience and passion for operating machinery Hold a class 4 licence Basic mechanical understanding and on-farm experience is advantageous. In return for your services we are offering... A full time position Consistent work hours (Some seasonal fluctuations) A company utility vehicle provided An environment where employees are valued and well supported Training - Salary will be discussed with you upon successful application

Ash McDonnell

0272 384 624

ash@treetrimltd.co.nz

Accounting Assistant - DGS Accounting Ltd

We are located in Greta Valley, specialising in Farming and Rural Business. We are currently looking for someone to assist in the Preparation of Financial Statements, GST Returns, PAYE Returns, Cashflows, Budgeting and Management Reporting. If you are interested, please send your CV to mark@dgsaccounting.co.nz

Trades

Trades

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

ROOF Painting, Repairs & Cleaning. Concrete Tile Ridge Repairs and Flexi Pointing. Decramastic Tile re­chipping moss and lichen removal. Affordable rates. www.allroofs.co.nz. Ph Peter 313 0022.

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

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LOGGING POSITION Machine operator has become available in a fully mechanised ground-based small woo d operation experience preferred. Lee Logging has a big emphasis on health and safety and the successful applicant will be required to undergo full medical, drug and alcohol testing with continued testing during employment. Travel is provided from Rangiora. The position would suit person with a forestry background, but consideration may be given to other machine operators. Applications to: leelogging1@snap.net.nz


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Health & Beauty 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.

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.

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

Tree Services

Tree Services

Tree Services

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

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.

Accounting

Dan aniel n Wirth

Accounting & Consul ulting

NEW

Keep it simple & cost-efficient! • Annnual accounts & tax a returns • GST & monthly reporting • Admin solutions & support • Personal service & advice

dan aniel.wirth70@gmai a l.com 03 314 7457 / 021 182 3545

Accountant

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Builder

LOCAL BUILDERS Ring Mark 027 229 7310 for a free quote www.longsilver construction.com

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

• Licensed Building Practitioner

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• Registered Master Builder 1233373

Butchery ncn1233331aa

Bevan and Shane Frahm

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

Computer Repairs

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

COMPUTER REPAIRS

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

“If it’s broke, let’s fix it”

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CATTERMOLES BUTCHERY, KAIAPOI

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

Civil and Drainage

UT ABOVE A C THE REST

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

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

Excavation

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

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


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Call Allan for a quote 021 049 6151.

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