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ShelterBox: Helping homeless in Nepal. — page 4.

Pig hunt: Mandeville pig hunt next weekend. — page 4.

Real Estate: North Canty property sales. — page 29 ­ 34.

Rifle troop to continue on By ROBYN BRISTOW The horses of war and their commemoration at the Anzac 100 Ride in North Canterbury on Anzac Day will not be forgotten. A New Zealand Mounted Rifles troop has been borne out of the event and will remain active for at least the next three years. The troop of about 20 horses and riders plans to continue raising awareness of the sacrifices made by the brave men and their mounts during World War I and their plans have been boosted by two $1000 grants from the Amuri and Hawarden A&P Associations. Troop leader Mark Appleton says the response to the idea has been ‘‘outstanding and country wide’’. ‘‘We are in talks with the Canterbury A&P show, the Hamilton City Council, and a few others. Obviously Anzac Day is the most requested engagement, but other engagements such as at schools, A&P shows, horse shows, as funeral Guards­of­ Honour and military bookings are also in the pipeline,’’ he says. Mr Appleton says as an historical troop it’s intended to educate as well as show how the troopers would have looked. ‘‘The equipment we have is expensive to buy and keep in good condition,’’ he says. As a result the troop charges for appearances with the funds being used to ensure the gear, clothing and weapons are kept

Loyal . . . Ned Kelly and Trooper M E PHOTO: SUPPLIED. Jenkins.

Moving on . . . Hawarden A&P Association President, Mark Zino hands over a $1000 cheque to George Black, New Zealand Mounted Rifles trustee and troop leader for Amuri Mounted Rifles. Terry Kingi and PHOTO: AMANDA BOWES Tina Longman watch on. in good condition. Mr Appleton said the grants from the two A&P associations were very welcome but it would be great to find a major sponsor to help the troop, which was setting up a charitable trust. ‘‘The Charitable trust will have a lifespan of three years after which the decision will be made whether to carry on,’’ he says. Initially there were several groups of militia formed throughout Canterbury as World War 1 began to gather pace overseas. These were consolidated into the Canterbury Yeomanry Cavalry and then again with the South

Canterbury Mounted Rifles to form the The Canterbury Mounted Rifles. The main camp was in Sockburn, Christchurch, where rigorous training was undertaken to improve the stamina and proficiency of both horse and rider. It is said that the Canterbury horses were the envy of the other units, said Mr Appleton. ‘‘Men came pouring into the camp from all parts of the district with the hope of getting away with the force now being mobilised. ‘‘So many were turned down, mainly on medical grounds that another regiment could have been formed. On

September 23, 1914 the Canterbury Mounted Rifles (CMR) set sail from Lyttelton. ‘‘Little did they know of the horrors that awaited them. The CMR were to fight in Egypt defending the Suez Canal, Gallipoli, Palestine and Jordan. They were renowned as a tight ‘Band of Brothers’,’’ he said. Mr Appleton says the troop has decided to call itself the New Zealand Mounted Rifles to reflect all the horses that left New Zealand, never to return. Any interested parties or questions please contact Troop Leader Mark Appleton 021 2444 512.

Loyal to the end By ROBYN BRISTOW Ned Kelly epitomised the horses of war. He was loyal to his master Malcolm Ernest Jenkins to the end. Ned Kelly and Malcolm Jenkins had been working on the Hui Hui at Waikari, the property of the Littles in North Canterbury, when they answered the call to war. Both were originally from ‘‘Fairview’’ the family farm at Waddington near Sheffield and left New Zealand shores from Lyttelton with the Canterbury Mounted Rifles. Malcolm Jenkins returned home but Ned Kelly perished on the battle fields. Continued Page 2

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Waimakariri district residents have submitted on a variety of issues in the Long Term Plan. The Waimakariri District Council heard oral submissions last week on ‘‘a whole mixed bag’’ of issues including a proposed extension to the Ohoka drainage area, recreational opportunities, drainage and flooding issues in Kaiapoi and the three bins proposal, Mayor David Ayers says. ‘‘There were some specific suggestions as there always are,’’ Mr Ayers says. Submitters included the four community boards, the Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB), the Cancer Society, Access and local reserve and domain advisory groups. Mr Ayers says the CDHB’s oral submission was mostly positive, ‘‘encouraging us to further develop our smoke free policy’’ and promoting healthy living and recreational


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Colonial knew that he was at war with avengeance’’. Malcolm Jenkins survived the battle and retreat. His grandson, Kevin Jenkins, who lives near Kaiapoi, says his grandfather had given up ever seeing Ned Kelly again. ‘‘He had been shot twice and it appears he went to a hospital in Jerusalem where he was convalescing when the Indian cavalry came past. ‘‘He wondered if Ned Kelly may have been in the cavalry so he whistled his special whistle and Ned Kelly neighed, alerting his rider to the fact Malcolm Jenkins was near by,’’ says Kevin. ‘‘He never thought he would see his horse again. But when he neighed out to

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There were also concerns about the west Kaiapoi drainage system and it is affected by other drainage systems, after last year’s floods, Mr Ayers says. ‘‘There were a few submissions about flood remediation. We have to consider other factors other than how we can get water quickly from one place to another. ‘‘A lot of our water flows through the Kaiapoi area, so the argument is we shouldn’t let that water run too fast.’’ The proposed multi­court sports stadium drew a mix of submissions, which several opposed, Mr Ayers says. ‘‘The stadium is set down for the 2021/2022 financial year and it will be reviewed in 2018, so it’s not on the radar for many people yet. ‘‘I would expect that it will be something the community will be discussing over the next three years and ideas will be formulated by the next Long Term Plan process in 2018, so I expect there will be a lot more discussion on it then.’’

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Save our pool . . . Preschoolers march on the council with a submission on the need for a new pool. PHOTO: SUPPLIED.

School support . . . Around 480 pupils from the Amberley School marched on the council last week and presented a submission in support of a new pool. PHOTO: ROBYN BRISTOW.

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Support growing for new pool By ROBYN BRISTOW Children of the Amberley district marched to the Hurunui District Council last week waving banners, wearing goggles and demanding a new pool for the town. Little people from the Amberley Prep School waved banners and chanted ‘‘Save our Pool ­ Swimming is cool’’ all the way to the council last Tuesday. They were met on the steps by acting chief executive officer Audrey van der Monde and delivered a submission from the PreSchool and Nursery urging the council to carefully consider establishing a new pool for the district, particularly as the old one has a very limited life. On Thursday all 480 pupils from the Amberley School followed in their wake, waving banners as they marched to the council. They were met on the steps by Mayor Winton Dalley and several councillors. Each room presented a submission ­ many in the form of letters of support for a new pool in an envelope while room one presented a page of reasons why they

Pool plea . . . Amberley School’s Room 1 pupil’s submission to the Hurunui District Council on a new pool for the district. Photo: ROBYN BRISTOW.

needed a new pool. Mayor Dalley promised the submissions would be carefully considered by council during its Long Term plan debate. Submissions closed on April 30 and he said councillors would read all submissions and all submitters would receive a reply.

Previously the Amberley Community Pool Society Save Our Pool committee had urged the community to swing in behind its efforts to get a new pool. The society says the old pool has a limited life and it is committed to ensuring it is replaced for future generations. A new pool has been proposed to be built in Amberley in the 2018­2019 year provided the community can raise $2 million. The society says it is excited to see the pool back in the Long Term Plan 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.’’ The society says it is proposed that the Amberley ward will service the lions share of the debt leaving other areas outside of Amberley, who use the pool, ‘‘enjoying the facility largely at Amberley’s expense’’.

Celebration of young people By DAVID HILL Waimakariri district youth are planning to mark Youth Week by celebrating young people. The Waimakariri Youth Council has joined forces with Rangiora High School to award scholarships to acknowledge the achievements of year 10 and 11 students at the school, which will be presented at principal assemblies during Monday to Wednesday, May 18 to 20, ahead of National Youth Week, held during May 23 to 31. Waimakariri District Council youth co­ ordinator Tina Curry says there will be three prize categories in creative arts,

sport and academic with the winners receiving a $500 prize, a trophy and a certificate. ‘‘Youth council wants to acknowledge the achievements of the younger students at high school as there is a feeling that older students tend to receive more acclaim.The idea is to encourage learning and contribute to the cost.’’ Students wanting to be considered for a scholarship have until tomorrow, Friday, May 8, to register their interest. WaiYouth is also planning to launch Youth Week with a Skate Jam at Kaiapoi’s skate park in Trousselott Park in Charles Street on Saturday, May 23, from 12pm to 3pm. (If wet Sunday May 24). Tina says this

will be a ‘‘fun packed day’’ with free skate hire, lessons, music, prizes and a free sausage sizzle. ‘‘This event is by popular demand ­ we have had so many hits on our facebook page. WaiYouth wants to bring more creative activities to Kaiapoi so we did this in conjunction with CheapSkates ­ they do fantastic skate jams.’’ Tina says the Skate Jam is the first of ‘‘a great line up of programmes and events’’ being run by WaiYouth and the youth council this year, including a radio broadcasting programme at Compass FM in July, a pop concert and a master class cooking workshop with celebrity chef Jax Hamilton.

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The deadly 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on Anzac Day is now believed to have killed more than 7000 people with extensive damage done to vast areas of the country. Three New Zealanders known to be in Nepal when the earthquake struck are still unaccounted for. There is an urgent need for humanitarian assistance in the country with hundreds of thousands of people now homeless. ShelterBox, an international disaster relief organisation, supported by North Canterbury people, is already in Nepal working to help the homeless. The South Island co­ordinator for ShelterBox, Rangiora Rotary Club member, Paddy Quinlan, said a United Kingdom­based ShelterBox team arrived in Nepal a few days after the earthquake. ‘‘The quake occurred between the major cities of Kathmandu and Pokhara, with tremors felt as far away as Delhi in India,’’ he said. ShelterBox works closely with Rotarians around the world to provide survival kits for people in need during the aftermath of a disaster. The survival kits contain a tent, thermal blankets, ground sheets, water storage and purification equipment, solar lamps, cooking utensils, mosquito nets, and other life­ support essentials, all packed into a plastic box not much bigger than a large suitcase. The boxes provide emergency shelter equipment and supplies to support communities around the world overwhelmed by disaster and humanitarian crisis. The ShelterBox team was sent to Nepal after an initial assessment of the post­earthquake situation there by

Survival kit . . . The South Island co­ordinator for ShelterBox, Paddy Quinlan. Ashish Chaulagain, a member of Rotaract, Rotary International’s youth programme, in Kathmandu. ‘‘We already have aid, including tents, prepositioned in the country, which could be used as emergency clinics, as well as shelters in the immediate aftermath,’’ Paddy said. ‘‘In addition, ShelterBox has dispatched 500 shelter kits and they will wait to hear from the assessment team what is required,’’ he said. ‘‘ShelterBox has recently been working in the country after the recent land­slides and is in talks with several aid agencies, and Rotary contacts, based in Nepal, to see where we can help,’’ he said.


ShelterBox’s quick response to disasters relies on the generosity of the public, Rotary Clubs and other organisations. ‘‘The Rangiora Rotary Club, as always, has been at the forefront in fund raising,’’ Paddy said. ‘‘The club recently donated $2000 to ShelterBox NZ and has been displaying a ShelterBox outside the New World (supermarket) in Rangiora at various times, and intends to continue to do so over forthcoming weeks. ‘‘This raises that awareness of ShelterBox’s involvement worldwide to the general public in Rangiora,’’ says Paddy.

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Nursing service remembered Seventy years ago, Alice Wright, from Hawarden, left New Zealand shores to work as a military nurse during World War 2. On Anzac Day, her great grand­ daughter, Sophie, wore Alice’s uniform that she left New Zealand with. It had been kept in the same tin trunk that travelled with Alice to the other side of the world in 1941. Kept in its entirety, after a few small adjustments, Sophie was able to wear the uniform with pride at the Waikari Anzac Day service. Alice lived most of her life ­ apart from her years of service ­ in Hawarden. When she went to Christchurch Girls High she had already decided nursing was going to be her career and so decided to sign up to nurse overseas. The Hawarden and Waikari residents were busy organising farewells for those who were leaving the area to serve and at one of the functions, Alice was given a nurses watch which was inscribed from the members of her local community. Travelling on the hospital ship, the Maunganui (which was also used during WW1) she arrived in Suez, Egypt four weeks later.

History . . . Sophie Wright wears her great grandmother’s nurses uniform with pride at the Waikari Anzac Day service.


Alice nursed in Helwan, 18 miles up the Nile from Cairo. The building had been the Grand Hotel and between shifts, she visited the area around her, played hockey and was involved with other events organised for the forces.

Celebration of 50 years fire service By ROBYN BRISTOW

Gold Star recipients in Fire Brigades from Glenavy in the south to Cheviot in the north, are being called on to join the Canterbury Fire Brigades Gold Star Association and help celebrate its 50 year anniversary. The celebration is on November 27 to 29 this year at Hanmer Springs. The association was formed by a group of serving and retired fire fighters at a meeting in Christchurch in 1965. Its purpose was to hold a get­together on a regular basis for firemen to have a catch­up, particularly those who had retired from their brigades and missed the contact. All brigade members are eligible to join the association after 25 years of service, even if the length

of service has been reached by serving in two brigades. The 50­year celebration will start with a meet­and­ greet at the Hanmer Springs Fire station on the Friday evening. On Saturday morning people are free to look around Hanmer before meeting for the annual meeting and a social gathering before an evening meal. On Sunday a barbecue lunch will be held at the fire station. Members who have let their membership lapse are welcome to renew it by contacting president Trevor Ealam at Oxford (03) 3124695 or the secretary, Gordon Irvine from Geraldine on (03) 6938594 for a membership form. Members have functions four times a year ­ a golf tournament, a bowls day, an annual dinner and annual meeting.

In 1944, she was transferred to Molfetta on Italy’s south east coast. She managed to visit Damascus, Jerusalem, Jordan and Palestine when able to leave the rigours of nursing life. Her daughter in law, Marg Wright, says Alice’s letters home talked about the joy of seeing many a familiar face from North Canterbury, many miles from home. Alice saw the need to keep her patients busy and as well as nursing, became an unofficial occupational therapist in the hope of helping soldiers to rehabilitate. She was officially discharged in October 1945 and returned to Hawarden where she married local farmer Jack Wright. Both were loyal members of the Hawarden ­ Waikari RSA. Sophie is the grand­daughter of Alice’s son Lew and along with the beautifully preserved nurses uniform, wore miniatures of Alice’s service medals and the watch presented to her before she went away. Sophie has also been brought up on the same farm Alice lived on in her post war years ­ the fourth generation of Wrights to call the rolling hills of Hawarden home.

Condition check Stainless steel components on the Waimakariri District Council’s ocean outfall, north of the Waimakariri River mouth, are under scrutiny. Two bolts on the waste water pipeline, a significant community asset for the district council, are being removed and replaced. Gerard Cleary, the council’s manager utilities and roading says the maintenance work is required to determine the condition of stainless steel components. ‘‘Their condition has consequences for the long term maintenance and integrity of the pipeline, so it is important that we carry out this sampling

work,’’ he says. Dormer Construction is excavating a short trench into the sand to access the pipe. A box will be formed in the sand above the joint by driving sheets of steel or sheet piles into the sand. These will shore up the sides of the trench to allow contractors to excavate sand from inside the trench, to gain access to the pipe joint. Divers will then carry out the maintenance work. The work site, about 2.7 km from the river mouth, will be about seven metres by 17 metres around the high tide mark, and will be fenced off for the public’s safety.

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Rules in the spotlight District Plan notified The Minister of Local Government, Paula Bennett, has appointed a Rules Reduction Taskforce to hear from New Zealanders about their experiences with property rules and regulations, especially those that they consider irrelevant or unnecessary. The members appointed have a wealth of experience across the building and trades sectors as well as central and local government. No­one is suggesting that government do away with regulations and compliance. But the government is keen to listen to what people have to say regarding the regulations that frustrate them with a view to updating the rules as deemed appropriate. Environment Minister, Nick Smith, has been quoted as saying that compliance costs for new homes are in the region of $15,000. As I move around the electorate, I am frequently made aware of rules and regulations that on the face of it appear to be confounding New Zealanders, especially in the housing sector. On Thursday 14 May 2015, I will be co­ hosting the taskforce in North Canterbury with Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey. The taskforce will work closely with

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local government, farmers, businesses, trades, and the public to hear views on such things as property, planning, roading, water, waste, environmental protection, OSH regulations, public health, commerce and other regulations that frustrate and hinder property owners. Information gathered at the community meeting will be collated and added to material received from other meetings around the country. Once the taskforce has considered all the submissions, it will weigh up the benefits of the rules ­ brought to its attention ­ against the concerns raised and make recommendations to the government about any changes that need to be made. I would encourage anyone who has an interest in the above areas of concern, or who has been frustrated by rules and regulations, to meet members of the taskforce when they visit. The community meeting, which I am co­ hosting, is on Thursday, May 14, at 6.30 pm at the Rangiora Town Hall. If anyone is unable to attend for any reason, I would encourage them to make a submission online about the rules and how they affect them at www.govt.nz/ rulesreduction/.

The Hurunui District Plan review has been the subject of numerous mayoral columns over the past two years. From the outset we undertook to provide our community every opportunity to engage with council in conversations before a proposed Plan was developed. These opportunities for community input continued until last week when the Proposed District Plan was notified. True to our promise, we’ve delayed notifying the Plan several times to allow further discussion in an effort to gain maximum agreement on difficult issues. Two rounds of semi­social drop­in events and stands at A &P Shows rotated around the district giving individuals and small groups the opportunity to share their views and suggestions with elected members and Staff. Hundreds of personal letters were sent to landowners explaining council proposals and inviting responses. Additional to all that there has been many property visits by staff, councillors and specialist advisers to meet landowners to gain an understanding first hand the implications the Plan proposals would have on individual properties. I believe we offered an unprecedented opportunity for community input and acceptance in an attempt to reduce the

need for costly Environment Court action that seldom satisfies anyone. A District Plan is intended to provide a framework for the orderly operation and development of the district and to give people as high a degree of certainty as possible. While the Council has negotiated with the community on the Plan it must be accepted that there are non negotiable areas dictated by Government and Regional Council Policies and Acts of Parliament. These Policies are hierarchal with district councils obliged to reflect these higher order documents in their District Plans ­ this has been the most contentious issue. We have worked closely with ECan and other statutory organisations to ensure alignment, but at the same time strived to give effect to those higher order policies while protecting the best interests of our community. I am aware that this sort of stuff goes under many peoples radar, but I can assure you, these Plans will impact your life. If you’ve missed the opportunity to have your say, you need to read the Plan and make a submission.

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Rural Support Trust I continue to be amazed by the resilience displayed by farmers to adversity. While the drought is bad enough, the limitations imposed on farmers by faceless bureaucrats sitting snug in their offices, is beyond the pale. Yours, Doug Archbold, Chairman North Canterbury Rural Support Trust.

the riders, so well, camping overnight in The Peaks hall, the rest of us in our floats, trucks, tents. In the early morning they were up feeding us again at 4 am and later in Waikari both before and after the event. The collective effort by the local community enabled us to participate in this wonderful ride of remembrance. On a personal level I was able to pay tribute to my family members who fought and came home again, wear my father’s medals (Ken Rutherford, Melrose), remember my two uncles who didn’t return home from Egypt (Fred and Ivan Rutherford, Haydon Downs) and ride my own horse in memory of my grandfather (Leslie Askin Rutherford, Haydon Downs) and the horse he took to South Africa (Boer War) in 1902. It was a very special time for me and my family, thanks to all of you. Yours, Mimi Atkinson

Dear Editor, The speech by Hurunui Mayor, Winton Dalley, at the Heartland Forum recently should be required reading for all politicians, especially regional and national ones. His comments apply not only to the Hurunui District, but to the huge area of New Zealand that we know as ‘‘The Heartland’’. While the presence of Nathan Guy, Agriculture Minister, and P.M. John Key was encouraging for the organisers, unless that message from the Mayor is taken back to Wellington and acted on, nothing will change for rural New Zealand. While farmers struggle with the effects of a serious drought, their situation is made far worse by pressures imposed by Regional and Central Government. As Chairman of the North Canterbury

Thank you Dear Editor, Thanks to Anzac 100 Years 100 Horses, organisers and helpers. As a participant in the recent Anzac Memorial ride from The Peaks to Waikari I wish to thank everyone involved. This includes all of whom contributed in so many ways, such as ­ donations, food, providing horses, use of paddocks, hay, water and those that feed and watered us,

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Nth Canty councils call for fully-elected regional body By DAVID HILL North Canterbury’s councils have called on the Government to commit to restoring a fully­ elected regional body by 2019. The three local councils have discussed the Government’s Environment Canterbury (ECan) Review Discussion Document, following visits from Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith and Associate Local Government Minister Louise Upston. The Waimakariri and Hurunui councils have made submissions accepting the proposed mixed­ member model for one term only. The Government is proposing a mixed­member governance structure for ECan to be in place for the local government elections in October 2016, which will likely mean seven elected members (including one from North Canterbury) and six Government appointees. It has also proposed the retention of ECan’s special resource management powers beyond 2016 or ‘‘until such time as these are superseded by further changes to the Resource Management Act’’. Waimakariri Mayor David Ayers says his council approved a draft submission last week, by nine votes to two. The submission supported the proposed mixed­ member model for the 2016­2019 term, ‘‘conditional on a return to a fully­ elected regional body in 2019 and with at least one constituency

member representing North Canterbury’’. ‘‘If the Government won’t give an assurance of that then we won’t support it,’’ he says. Mr Ayers says the council does not support a Canterbury regional body continuing to have different powers to rest of New Zealand. ‘‘If the Government is making changes to the RMA, as proposed, we don’t see why ECan or an alternative regional body would need extra powers beyond that point. ‘‘Canterbury should have the same rights as everyone else in the country and ECan should have the same powers as other regional bodies.’’ Mr Ayers says his council supports the establishment of a separate land and water or water only authority, which was proposed in the 2010 Creech Report, as long as it is fully­ elected. In the submission written by chief executive Hamish Dobbie, the Hurunui District Council says it accepts the proposed mixed­ member model for the 2016­2019 term. The council also supports retaining ECan’s special resource consent powers for that term. ‘‘However, if they are retained we strongly recommend that it becomes mandatory to undertake pre­notification consultation, giving the opportunity for community input. ‘‘This is important, as one opportunity to influence a plan outcome has been denied with the no appeals except for points

of law provision.’’ The Hurunui council also supports consideration being given to establishing a separate water authority. Kaikoura Mayor Winston Gray says while his council is not making a submission, the majority of councillors backed the Waimakariri District Council’s view. The Christchurch City Council has made a submission opposing the mixed­member model, calling for a fully­elected regional body to be restored and asking for consideration to be given to reducing the regional body’s functions. Deputy Mayor Vicki Buck says it is ridiculous for the city council to control the provision of roads, footpaths, housing subdivisions and public transport infrastructure, without the power to decide where the buses go. Mr Ayers says he understands this view and is willing to discuss public transport being taken over by local authorities. ‘‘Even if it’s largely controlled by Christchurch, I’m willing to consider it, as long as Waimakariri and Selwyn have a strong voice for our districts. ‘‘Post­earthquake the public transport system was severely affected and it’s taken a while to develop a system that meets the needs of a shifting population and changing work locations. ‘‘More people are now working in the central city so that suggests the location of people’s work is certainly not settled.’’

Heave ho . . . A team in last years Sefton Tug of War battle it PHOTO: SUPPLIED. out for the spoils.

Call for entries Work groups, families or clubs wanting to enter the annual Sefton Tug of War only have a few days left to register. Entries for the May 24 event, a fundraiser for the Sefton School, close next week and there is limited spaces left. There are plenty of activities from the trophy pull with $1500 up for grabs, the mixed pull and the truck challenge all the way through to Pedalmania a collection of strange, clever, crazy and bizarre bikes. The totally unique clash of the clans in the Seftonian battles is a highlight for the children and hot food, drinks, stalls and a farmers market mean there really is something for everyone.

The Hellers sponsored trophy and mixed pulls both require prior registration. Differences being the trophy pull has a 760kg weight limit and the mixed pull needs four female members. Competitors range from those out to have fun and support the school and those who are aiming to take out the winnings. Tension mounts as the semi’s and finals get under way with teams battling for supremacy. Entries close off a week before the event with limited spaces so be in quick. Fastgrass sponsor the truck pull, a 4 person time trial, which can be entered on the day for $20.00. Register at www.tugofwar.sefton.org.nz.

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Family affair . . . Emma and Grant Chivers, and their children Jasmine (12, left), Serayah (13) and Micah (9), are moving on to PHOTO: SUPPLIED make a difference in the lives of more young people.


Grant and Emma Chivers have touched the lives of countless Rangiora youth over the last 12 years. The Rangiora Baptist Church pastors are moving to Christchurch this month, where Grant will take on the role of managing the children and youth programmes at the South West Baptist Church. Grant has lived in Rangiora since the age of eight, attending Rangiora Borough School and Rangiora High School, before working at Mainpower, while Emma moved to Rangiora with her family at age 10. It was during a two year stint in Southern Africa as missionaries, where Grant developed a ‘‘longing for working with people, especially with the young people we were working with in the orphanages’’. Grant became a youth pastor at the Rangiora Baptist Church 12 years ago, a role he has shared with Emma. ‘‘It’s Grant’s main job, but it’s something we have enjoyed together,‘‘ Emma says. ‘‘When you work with teenagers your home becomes their home. ‘‘We’ve always had an open home policy so they could come at any time.’’ Grant says when a crisis hits a family, young people need someone they can turn to, meaning he could receive a text message as late 10pm at night or a young person could turn up at tea time. ‘‘We have people within the church who are happy to provide emergency accommodation, so they didn’t necessarily stay here. They often just need somewhere to stay until they can go home,’’ he says. ‘‘Sometimes they just need some time away from home,’’ Emma adds. ‘‘Sometimes they are just get dealt a bad deal and they need a bit of love. Sometimes the parents need a break just as much as the teenagers.’’ Grant says the phrase ‘‘it takes a whole community to raise a child’’ is certainly true in his experience. He has worked closely with police youth aid, Winz, school counsellors, Waimakariri District Council staff and other youth workers over the years. One of his successes has been getting youth workers under the 24/7 Youth Work programme into Rangiora High School and Rangiora New Life School. ‘‘With the work I was doing, I could see the need. ‘‘Young people needed extra support.’’ Grant says one of the most satisfying aspects of his role is having young people in their 20s coming to visit ‘‘to tell us how they’re doing’’. ‘‘It’s good to see the positive influence we’ve had on their lives.’’ Over the last three years, Grant has been involved in social work through the Hope Community Trust, which has established a range of social services since the earthquakes. The trust was established by Paddy and Carol Henderson who spent four years with the Rangiora Baptist Church, before moving to the North Island. ‘‘We offer a full wrap around care. When somebody comes into the cafe we can assess what their needs are,’’ Grant says. ‘‘It’s surprising the rise in the number of homeless people,’’ Emma adds. ‘‘You wouldn’t think we would have homeless people in Rangiora but we do.’’ Emma says the Hope Community Trust offers a range of support, including showers, emergency meals, clothing, blankets and budgeting advise. People who receive support, often volunteer at the cafe or community garden, allowing them to learn new skills which can lead to employment. ‘‘We have had some very positive stories of changed lives, which I guess is our positive story as well,’’ Emma says. Grant says affordable housing is an ongoing issue for the Waimakariri district. The Rangiora Baptist Church has worked with Vision West, a Christian charitable trust from Auckland, which has now established itself in Waimakariri and has so far built six homes in Rangiora and 12 in Kaiapoi. Grant’s new role is 018 (0­18 years) manager for the South West Baptist Church, based at Spreydon in Christchurch, overseeing six different community trusts running programmes for children and teenagers in the community. ‘‘They’ve got lots going on and their philosophy is looking at the community and the needs of the community, what are the family needs in the area, just like we do here.’’ If the community needs a pre­school, they consider ‘how can we assist to make that happen’.’’ Grant and Emma have three children, Serayah (13), Jasmine (12) and Micah (9). Serayah is in year 10 at Rangiora High School, while all three have attended Southbrook School, where Grant has served on the Board of Trustees.

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Cosy winter babies thanks to local business Babies born and staying at the Rangiora Maternity hospital will have the warmest little toes this winter. North Canterbury business, Cosy Toes, owned and operated in Rotherham by Tracey Topp is celebrating 10 years in business and wanted to do something for our smallest members of the community to mark the occasion. Each baby will receive a pair of little merino socks. The inspiration to give the maternity hospital the merino socks came when Topp thought back to when she first began her business in 2005. ‘‘One of the reasons I started my business back then and still now was wanting every child to once again wear wool and think no different of it, just as

retail it also promotes the benefits of wearing wool. ‘‘The socks are made from merino which is a premium natural product and so I have to promote why it’s great to wear a quality fibre on your feet,’’ she says. ‘‘Most people know the difference, but a lot still don’t. There is a difference between paying a couple of dollars for example for a pair of socks made from another material and a price for the best socks in the world made from merino.’’ The business has expanded from start up from the few little sizes that were then stocked to catering for men and women plus many more wool related products. Babies wearing wool will of course be kept warm; it is breathable and doesn’t trap moisture so helps to

regulate a baby’s temperature naturally. Suzanne Salton, Charge Midwife and Manager of Rangiora Maternity Hospital is promoting the Rangiora babies to be dressed in wool clothing. ‘‘We are all trying to encourage mothers to use wool for their babies; we also give a woollen hat to every baby before they go home.’’ Ms Topp says the Canterbury District Health Board website was including wool in the list of recommended clothing for new babies with wool hats, beanies and bootees. ‘‘Maybe one day I will be able to give all new babies in New Zealand a pair of new merino wool socks but for now I’ll start with the Rangiora babies and I hope their little feet will be a little bit warmer!’’

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I did as a child,’’ Topp says. Ms Topp grew up on a sheep farm in Cust and has strong memories of growing up around wool. These memories have now turned into a passion through her business which specialises in merino wool socks. The orders come in via her website and then get shipped all over New Zealand and to different parts of the world. The business began because she couldn’t find wool socks for her two pre­ school boys to wear which lead her to find out what had happened to New Zealand’s home grown wool industries and products over the past years. Wool products including little merino socks in baby and children’s sizes had completely gone out of our market. Her business although, is not just about

Kaiapoi’s weekly Night Market has colourful picnic tables. The You, Me, We, Us project’s community ‘‘Paint Off’’ competition proved to be a success on Sunday, with local families taking on other families and community groups, with the purpose of decorating the Night Market picnic tables. Organiser Christine Watton says Ron Turner prepared all the tables, repairing, sanding and undercoating them with donated materials from Mitre 10 Rangiora and Sutherlands ITM Kaiapoi. She says the teams lined up on Sunday afternoon from 1pm and had two hours to complete their table design. The community will now get the chance to vote for their favourite picnic table design at this evening’s Kaiapoi

Paint off . . . Families turned out in their droves on Sunday, for Kaiapoi’s community ‘‘Paint PHOTO: SUPPLIED Off’’’. Night Market. The Kaiapoi Night Market is held every Thursday evening from 5pm to

8pm at the former Hansen’s Mall site on the corner of Charles and Williams Streets.

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Quake relief . . . Equine specialists Deirdre Ryan (left) and her son Jacob Milne (right), with mental health professionals Cassandra Rolston PHOTO: SUPPLIED and Yvonne Barton, are ready to support those struggling with ongoing earthquake stress.

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Horses provide earthquake relief Horses are providing relief for earthquake­related stress. Canterbury Community Trust funding has made it possible for people to experience the healing power of horses, as they seek to cope with everyday life following the earthquakes. Wellbeing North Canterbury manager Deirdre Ryan, who also runs Waimakariri­based Salta Limited, which offers equine­assisted learning and healing, says the funding allows people to access the programme through Wellbeing North Canterbury and the North Canterbury Riding for the Disabled group. ‘‘Since the earthquakes people are looking for different ways of coping and we are looking at providing something through Wellbeing (North Canterbury). ‘‘I’m so passionate about it that I wanted to make it affordable and available to more people.’’ Deirdre has developed the initiative over the last five years and says equine­assisted learning is ‘‘a new kind of approach’’ to allow people to grow, to strengthen relationships, explore possibilities and optimise potential in all aspects of life. It has benefits for team­building as well as healing and participants do not need any experience with horses — ‘‘and it’s better they don’t’’. All sessions involve a mental health professional working alongside an equine specialist and no riding is involved. The horses are completely free, as no halters or ropes are used, although sessions are conducted in an enclosed area, ‘‘so horses won’t do anything they don’t feel like doing’’. The horses often become a metaphor for every day life, ‘‘which helps us to access our own solutions to meet life’s challenges’’, Deirdre says. ‘‘There is no right and wrong. ‘‘It’s all about what they experience,’’ she says. ‘‘Since the earthquakes people have been struggling with anxiety and worries and this offers something different to do in the outdoors. ‘‘Horses can get to the heart of the matter with people very quickly which helps people develop really good coping skills and it helps with relationships.’’ The sessions are based on the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) model, which is used in 49 countries around the world.

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in Kaiapoi on June 6 to boost fundraising efforts ­ which have already raised $68,000 ­ featuring Mayor Tim and Gary McCormick, Ivy Lee and the Polesque team. Held at the Kaiapoi Golf Club at 7pm there will be live music and a charity auction, nibbles and a complimentary goodie bag. Tickets are $80 and limited. They are available from the Kaiapoi Isite, and Kaiapoi Golf Club and are on sale now.

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Mandeville Tavern Pig Hunt 15th - 17th May 2015

Wild times . . . Wild pigs are weighed and hung up at last year’s Mandeville Tavern Pig Hunt.


Entries for annual Mandeville pig hunt open Hunters will take to the hills around North Canterbury next weekend in search of wild pigs. They will be competing in the annual Mandeville Hotel pig hunt which has been opened up to 100 hunters ­ from 90 last year ­ due to popular demand. Tavern owner Lindsay Peters, who has been in the pub 28 years in October, says there is a prize pool of around $7000, with the major sponsor of the hunt being Hunting and Fishing North Canterbury. There are draws and prizes for the heaviest boar, heaviest sow and the heaviest average weight of a group of boars, with sponsorship also coming from many local businesses, builders and contractors. Hunters are expected to come from near and far to compete in the annual Mandeville Pig Hunting Club event which starts on Friday, May 15 and ends with the 3pm weigh­in on May 17. Last year 37 pigs were weighed­in with the heaviest boar being 75kg and the heaviest sow weighing in at 47.5kg. There will be complimentary food for hunters who are often out in the field up




Heavyweights . . . Entries in last year’s PHOTO ROBYN BRISTOW. competition. until the final hour. The Mandeville Tavern was one of the first buildings to be up and running after the devastating September 10, 2010 earthquake that wrecked the former two­ story wooden hotel and caused the cancellation of the pig hunt for two years. Hunters wanting to take part in the hunt have until 5pm, May 8, to enter.

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Anzac Day commemorations in NC

Anzac Day tribute . . . Waikari students Bradley White and Matthew Petrie lay a wreath on the Cenotaph during the 100 year PHOTO: SUPPLIED. commemoration. Smaller North Canterbury towns remembered the fallen on Anzac Day with school children featuring in many of the services which were also a commemoration of 100 years since the fateful landing at Gallipoli. At Waiau there is an exhibition and profiles of World War 1 soldiers on display at the Waiau Presbyterian Church. The display by the Amuri Historical Society will be open on Sunday afternoons for the next two months. A large crowed filled the Waiau Hall for the commemoration of Anzac Day and the 100 years since the first Gallipoli landing. The hall had been decorated by Waiau School children with art work and there was a military display

at the front of the stage. The service was led by Rev Colin Price and a letter home from one of the Waiau fallen ­ Len Baker ­ was read. Following the service, wreaths were laid at the Cenotaph on the hill overlooking Waiau where white crosses had been laid in memory of all who enlisted for the war from the Waiau area. At Waikari students laid a wreath on the Cenotaph, while at West Eyreton around 300 people turned out to the commemoration service where a new archway was officially opened. West Eyreton Advisory Committee member Russell King said the original red brick and stone archway,


On guard . . . Soldiers stand guard in front of the recently restored memorial archway and gates at West Eyreton on Anzac Day.


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Simple ways to reduce your energy bill With the onset of winter and the potential increase in consumption of power to combat the cold weather, now is a good time to start thinking about what you can do to save money on your power bill. Here are some tips from EECA Energywise. Dry your clothes outside – a clothes dryer costs about $1 per load. Also helps prevent damp and mould caused by drying clothes inside. Dry firewood gives more heat. Dry for at least a year and store in a shed/garage or undercover.

In term one this year, over 1,300 primary school students in our region have had the opportunity to learn to swim through MainPower’s partnership with the North Canterbury Sport and Recreation Trust.

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Network Reliability Students from North Canterbury and Kaikoura secondary schools had the opportunity to attend a free performance of the Rangiora Players production of ANZAC at the Rangiora Town Hall.

Supporting Rural Communities MainPower is a proud supporter of the community in which we work and was fortunate to be invited to once again sponsor the annual North Canterbury Federated Farmers Field Day and Conference.This year’s field day included a visit to Mount Vulcan in the Hurunui, a 3,000 acre ewe and cattle property at Omihi.Thank you to our hosts Ross and Bruce Little and family.The event also included guest speaker Professor Derrick Moot who provided an educational talk on pasture growth in both dry land and irrigated farms. MainPower’s support of our rural community recognises the important role of the farming sector in our region.

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The Cavendon Women by Barbara Taylor Bradford This novel follows the Inghams’ and the Swanns’ journey from a family weekend in the summer of 1926 through to the devastation of the Wall Street crash of 1929. It all begins on a summer weekend in July of 1926 when, for the first time in years, the earl has planned a family weekend. As the family members come together, secrets, problems, joys, and sorrows are revealed. As old enemies come out of the shadows and the Swanns’ loyalty to the Inghams gets tested in ways none of them could have predicted, it’s up to the Cavendon women to band together and bring their family into a new decade, and a new way of life. Rock War by Robert Muchamore Meet Jay, Summer, and Dylan. Jay plays guitar, writes songs and dreams of being a rock star. But his ambitions are stifled by seven siblings and a terrible drummer. Summer works hard at school, looks after her Nan and has a one­in­a­million singing voice. But can her talent triumph over her nerves? Dylan is happiest lying on his bunk smoking, but his school rugby coach has other ideas and Dylan reluctantly joins a band to avoid crunching tackles and icy mud. They’re about to enter the biggest battle of their lives. And there’s everything to play for. The Official New Zealand Road Code: Your guide to becoming a safe and responsible driver 2015/2016 Edition ­ Car Drivers. Copies of the new 2015/2016 Road Code are now available. The road rules section from the official New Zealand Road Code is available on the internet. You’ll need to consult the appropriate Official New Zealand Road Code for specialised information relating to cars, motorcycles or heavy vehicles. These titles are available in both the Waimakariri and Hurunui libraries. Find out more about recent additions to the library collection by going to the library catalogue at waimakariri.kotui.org.nz or hurunui.kotui.org.nz or contact your local library.

Home­schooling Lennie Harrison will answer all your questions about what is involved with home­schooling at the Cheviot Library on Friday, May 15 7.30pm to 9pm. This includes regulatory requirements to designing courses, and accessing home­ educator support networks. Cost: 1.5 TBH hours or a donation appreciated. Enrolments are required: Contact: 03 314 3406 or tbhlearningexchange@gmail.com. Quilting, Getting Started & Sharing the Passion Linda Constable will show samples of her wonderful quilts and talk about how to design and craft your own quilts at a session in the Amberley Library on Tuesday, May 19, 10am to 11.30am.

Exhibition This year marks five years since Arts in Oxford first opened its doors. In recognition of this milestone invited artists will exhibit five works of art each in a special exhibition, which began on April 29 and runs until Wednesday, May 20. The artists featuring in the exhibition include painters Adrienne Pavelka, Stephanie Crisp, Diana Gillanders, Maree White and Janie Porter are joined by sculptors Anneke Bester and Martin Cole, ceramic artists Brian Gartside and Renate Galetzka, jeweller Sue Alexander, printmaker Ruth Stanton McLeod and encaustic artist Jo Campbell. Displaying new works from all of the above artists, this exhibition has a vibrancy and freshness that is sure to appeal, says Arts in Oxford gallery manager Sue McRobb. Gallery hours are 10am to 4pm, Tuesday to Sunday.

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Practising quilters are also warmly invited to share their work and ideas, with a view to starting a regular quilting group. Linda is a talented and creative quilter who works from her home studio in Balcairn. Cost: 1.5 TBH hours or $7 suggested fee. Enrolments are required: Contact 03 314 3406 or tbhlearningexchange@gmail.com. For the full Learning Exchange programme, go to http://hurunui.timebanks.org/page/ learning­exchange­programme.



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Taking a stand against slavery Free health expo New Zealanders will be taking a stand against human trafficking and slavery at Hanmer Springs this weekend. The country’s leading anti­ slavery workers and activists will speak at the second annual Hope Conference in Hanmer Springs, beginning on Sunday, May 10, to encourage Kiwis to make a stand against human trafficking and slavery. ‘‘Many people are unaware that there are more slaves in the world now than ever before in history. It has become more profitable than selling drugs because a person can be sold again and again,’’ says conference organiser Marina Shearer, of Waiau. ‘‘The problem is enormous with nearly 36 million people enslaved worldwide, but for the average New Zealander, it is not even on their radar. We live so far away from the main countries involved in this, and our culture is so democratic, that most of us are not personally touched by human slavery,’’ she says. ‘‘But we need to get educated and make a stand. Human trafficking isn’t going to disappear without a world­wide outcry.’’ Guest speakers include Sue Hanna, from Hagar International in Cambodia, and Daniel Walker, from NVADER NZ. Mr Walker has become familiar to many through his book ‘‘God in a Brothel’’ and a documentary ‘‘Undercover Rescue’’ which has screened on TV1, documenting his years as

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an undercover investigator rescuing women and children who had been sold into sex slavery. These days Mr Walker heads up NVADER, a rescue organisation that has offices in New Zealand and Thailand. Sue Hanna is returning home to New Zealand to share inspiring stories of the work Hagar International is doing to rehabilitate women and girls rescued from slavery in Cambodia. Ms Shearer believes many New Zealanders would be shocked to learn our own country is not immune. ‘‘Some of our speakers are lawyers who have recently been representing individuals and groups being exploited in the construction industry rebuilding Christchurch. This is not just factory workers in Asia or Eastern Europe ­ it’s on our backdoor step.’’ Steph Lambert, of Justice Acts NZ, who will be speaking at the

conference, says New Zealand made significant progress last year with the first case to go to prosecution. In August two men were arrested and charged with 11 counts of people trafficking for labourers in the viticulture industry. There have also been recent investigations into the fishing industry. ‘‘The significance of the case as the first to go to prosecution should not be understated, but we should have growing concern about human trafficking and forced labour exploitation in this country,’’ Ms Lambert says. The Hope Conference runs from Sunday to Tuesday, May 10 to 12, and is packed with speakers and events, including sessions with art therapist Corina Hazlett, drama and a fair trade expo. For more information please contact Marina Shearer at loveandlibertynz@gmail.com or call 027­5916555.

A health expo in Kaikoura next week is a chance to support the community. Organiser Lynn Robinson says the Kaikoura Health Awareness Expo, sponsored by the Seaward Kaikoura Lions Club and Pegasus Health, is an opportunity for the Lions club to thank people for their support. ‘‘I do the health and welfare for the Lions and we were wanting to give something back to the community. They support us throughout the year, so we want to give back by giving them information to improve their health for free.’’ Lynn says Kaikoura has comparatively high rates of diabetes and gout compared to other areas in New Zealand, ‘‘so I just want people to get healthy’’. ‘‘It’s an opportunity to help to support a friend or a family member by learning about the symptoms and how to support someone, especially with conditions like alzheimers or

dementia.’’ The free expo will be held at the Kaikoura Memorial Hall on Thursday, May 14, from 11am to 6pm, and on Friday, May 15, from 10am to 2pm. Morning and afternoon tea will be provided. Lynn says 26 stall holders are already confirmed for the two days and there is room for more. Lunch will be provided for stall holders on Thursday. Guest speakers have also been lined up, including a local doctor speaking about gout and two local people, a cancer survivor and an ex­ smoker, will speak about their health journeys. There will be a room setup for private confidential consultations with local nurses, who can also offer blood pressure and sugar tests. Organisations unable to get to Kaikoura for the expo have sent brochures and information which will be available.

Lost and found - Rga The following property has been reported as lost to the Rangiora police ­ have you seen it? An over shoulder bag with words CROATIA on it, glasses with lavendar on frames, a small white wallet with pink and green flowers on, a short dog lead, a gold link bracelet with big fake diamonds, a black ‘‘Jack the

Skull’’ wallet, a Nokia cellphone in black case, a brown leather wallet, a Madeira Red mountain bike, a gold swimming medal on blue strap in a white envelope and a black and grey wallet. The following property is at the Rangiora Police Station looking for a home ­ a Black ‘‘Silver Fern’’ parka.

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Sharemilkers ‘treated like royalty’ By DAVID HILL Culverden couple Melissa and Justin Slattery have been chosen as New Zealand’s best sharemilkers. The Slatterys were named the 2015 New Zealand sharemilker / equity farmers of the year in the New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards announced at Auckland’s Sky City Hotel on Saturday evening. Cheviot’s Mark Cudmore finished runner­up behind James Foote, of Russell, in the farm manager category, while Canterbury’s other finalist James Davidson, of Darfield, won dairy trainee of the year. ‘‘It’s really awesome,’’ Mrs Slattery says. ‘‘It was definitely a big shock. We got to meet the other contestants throughout the week and it was anybody’s game. ‘‘We have been named the best for 2015, which is a real honour.’’ Mrs Slattery says the competition has opened up new opportunities and what the future holds is anyone’s guess. ‘‘We’ve had the opportunity to network with a lot of people. There were 600 people there on the night and we met heaps of industry leaders during the

Champions . . . Melissa and Justin Slattery have won New Zealand sharemilker of the year. week. ‘‘We were treated like royalty, thanks to all the sponsorship.’’ She says the three Canterbury finalists supported each other and she is thrilled

with their success. ‘‘I’m not sure what the secret to our success is. We’ve moved down from the Waikato to South Canterbury and now we’re in North Canterbury. ‘‘I don’t know what it is, but


Canterbury seems to have a positive vibe, good progression and passionate people.’’ While Mrs Slattery says the couple is enjoying their lifestyle in North Canterbury, their long term goal remains

farm ownership. The Slatterys are completing their first season 50/50 sharemilking 550 cows for Norm and Sandra Williamson at Culverden. Judge Mark Horgan says the Slatterys are a good example of a couple actively seeking to manage through tough economic times in the dairy industry. ‘‘They are ahead of the game and are planning to ensure they will be profitable if the payout is bad. The whole group were focused on operating profitable systems. ‘‘They have evidence to back up everything they are doing. They have done detailed cost analysis of every aspect of their farm business to ensure they remain profitable.’’ Farm manager judge Richard Jones says Mr Cudmore is a career changer with a great attitude. ‘‘He got chucked in the deep end and was involved in the conversion of the farm he manages at Cheviot.’’ The Slatterys also won the DairyNZ human resources award and the Ravensdown pasture performance award. Mr Cudmore claimed the DairyNZ interview award and the PrimaryITO human resource management award.


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Price drop means a long winter By DAVID HILL The latest drop in Fonterra’s milk price will mean a long winter for local farmers. Federated Farmers North Canterbury dairy chairman Cameron Henderson says while the latest drop in Fonterra’s farmgate milk price, from $4.70 per kilogram of milk solids to $4.50, is not unexpected, it will be disappointing for farmers and sharemilkers as they gear up for winter. ‘‘A lot of analysts were picking a drop and after Synlait and Westland dropped their prices, it was not entirely unexpected. ‘‘The retro payments are drying up very quickly and there’s not much farmers can do to adjust. We are unlikely to see much positive cashflow until Christmas. ‘‘Given that the largest proportion of expenses is incurred at calving, farmers will need to look at their expenses.’’ Mr Henderson says farmers may need to reconsider staffing numbers, whether to buy­in feed and / or reduce cow numbers. ‘‘This will require a lot of forward planning and not leaving it until the spring. You can’t get away with leaving it until spring this year. ‘‘One of the things DairyNZ has pushing with the tactics for tight times programme is to look carefully at your costs. ‘‘People management is always a challenge, probably more so this year. But you have to make sure you don’t cut back too much on labour because you could take on another risk you don’t need.’’ Mr Henderson says the drop in the milk price will have a flow on effect for the

Winter feed . . . The Oxford A&P Association’s winter feed competition is back FILE PHOTO next week.

Long winter . . . Cameron Henderson says cashflow will be tight this winter. wider community ­ ‘‘it could be a very quiet field days at Mystery Creek next month, with farmers keeping their hands in their pockets’’. ‘‘You’re looking at a 50 per cent reduction in income, so farmers won’t be spending on non­essential items.’’ However, with early indications suggesting the milk price could improve to $5.50 or $6 next year, there is still some optimism in the dairy industry, Mr Henderson says. ‘‘That seems to be the structure of dairy industry. The long term numbers don’t tend to change much. Last year we had the highest payout on record and this year we’ve probably got the lowest, so we probably need to look at multi­year forecasting rather than just one year.’’ However, Mr Henderson acknowledges anyone in a new conversion or a new sharemilking contract will struggle with


the extra costs incurred. Fonterra chairman John Wilson says the reduction reflects the continuing and significant volatility in international dairy commodity prices caused by over­ supply in the market. ‘‘We have confidence in the long­term fundamentals of international dairy demand, however the market has not yet rebalanced and GDT prices for products that inform our farmgate milk price have fallen 23 per cent since February. ‘‘This reduction will impact cash flows for our farmers, who will need to continue exercising caution with on­farm budgets. ‘‘Our farmers are already managing very tight cashflows. Although this reduction is not the news that anyone wants, it is important we keep our farmers updated given the significant market uncertainty.’’

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Ploughing action coming Alpaca day proves popular to Oxford later this month By SHELLEY TOPP

Last Sunday was National Alpaca Day. It was the day New Zealand’s public were given a chance to visit an alpaca farm to get close to these gentle, curious and intelligent animals, who communicate with each other by making soft, humming noises. In North Canterbury, five alpaca farms ­ Aquaviva Alpacas, Starlight Alpacas, Belise Alpacas, Stoney Meadows Alpacas and Honeyfields Alpacas ­ opened their gates to the public. At Fernside’s Aquaviva Alpacas, owners Cathy Roche and Stephen Davy had a busy day with a steady stream of visitors, ‘‘more than last year’’. One of their female alpacas, Black Magic and her young cria, Dynamo, were popular attractions during the day. National Alpaca Day is an Alpaca Association of New Zealand initiative, which began a few years ago, Stephen said. It was hoped that the open day would give members of the public an opportunity to learn about alpacas, see how they are farmed and share the joy of owning them. Alpacas are popular with lifestyle farmers because they are easy to handle and have lovely soft wool with a wide range of natural colours, from white, fawn, brown and black. There are two types of alpacas: the Huacaya, which has fleece similar to sheep, and the Suri, which has a fine, silky wool. Many alpaca breeders are now offering hand­knitted garments for sale, made from the fleece their animals produce.

Helping hand . . . Cathy Roche, of Aquavivia Alpacas in Fernside, gives Dynamo a supplementary feed while the young cria’s mum, Black Magic, looks on, during National PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP Alpaca Day last Sunday. These products are mostly available at agricultural and pastoral shows. However, Ohoka’s Honeyfields Alpacas, which took part in last Sunday’s open day, produce a small selection of hand­knitted garments available for sale at their farm.

Amuri wins challenge trophy The Amuri Agricultural and Pastoral Association has taken home the honours in the annual hogget and two­tooth competition. The competition between the four North Canterbury A&P Associations ­ Amuri, Cheviot, Hawarden and Amberley ­ is held following the completion of the flock competition and was hosted by the Amuri A&P Association. The top ewe hogget and two­Tooth flock from each association is then judged against each other with the highest combined total winning. Amuri was represented by Ben Chaffey (hoggets) and Henry and Olivia Pinckney (two­tooths) and took out the North Canterbury Veterinary Clinics Challenge Trophy. In other results the top hogget flock was won by Jack and Catherine Burrows and the top two­tooth flock by Henry and Olivia Pinckney. The judges were Hamish Craw, of Banks Peninsula, Tim Hawke, of Whiterock, and Ian Knowles, from Beef and Lamb NZ.


The intricacies of ploughing and the May 23 and 24. many tools of the trade, will be on display The Oxford Working Men’s Club at ploughing matches at Swannanoa on vintage section will hold its ploughing match at Two Chain Road, Swannanoa on the north bank of the Eyre River, on Saturday, May 23 from 10am to 2pm. The following day the North Canterbury Ploughing Match Association will hold its competition. The competitions will involve three categories: Vintage ploughing ­ single & double furrow ploughs; horse team ploughing ­ teams of two to six horses and Silver Plough ­ modern reversible and conventional. Those competing will range from novices to world ploughing competitors. The matches will give spectators the opportunity to see ploughmen from throughout Canterbury and Marlborough, displaying the ancient skill of ploughing the land to expose the soil to the elements over the winter season in preparation for spring sowing of crops ­ before the days of spray and chemicals. No dogs are permitted on the property.

Top flock . . . Inland Road farmer Ben Chaffey’s ewe hoggets represented the Amuri A&P Association to win North Canterbury Veterinary Clinics Challenge PHOTOS: SUPPLIED Trophy recently.

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By PETER WILLIAMS When Oxford headed south to face Rakaia last Saturday in the Luisetti Seeds Combined rugby competition, most pundits would have been predicting a victory for the home side. Rakaia had put together a four­match winning streak, with its only loss having come in the very first round of the season, and that was a narrow one away from home to section leaders Southbridge. But no­one told the Oxford players. The team followed the game plan to perfection and put together its most impressive performance of the season, outscoring Rakaia 26­15 and dominating the match from the opening stanza. Fullback Monty Maule was an influential figure with a flawless kicking display, converting both Oxford’s tries and adding four penalty goals, as well as scoring one of the two tries himself. His was certainly a player­of­the­match performance. Oxford’s other try was scored by flanker Will Sellwood, who turned in a tireless display. It was appropriate that it was his try which sealed the match for Oxford half way through the second half. Captain Stew Dalzell led from the front and Sean Thompson was the lynchpin in a staunch Oxford defensive effort. Incredibly, despite the win, Oxford actually dropped from fourth equal to sixth on a very congested section 1 points table, as the two teams which it was sharing fourth position with, Lincoln and Celtic, both registered bonus point victories on Saturday. Glenmark has consolidated its position in this section, courtesy of a comfortable enough win against Kaiapoi at Cheviot. Glenmark secured a 41­18 victory over one of its traditional rivals. First half tries by Filipe Kurovali, Jeremy Bond and Chris Keane put Glenmark in control, leading 19­8 at half­time, while Sean Ginders, George Masefield and Keane added further tries in the second half. Chris Keane, normally a half­back, made the most of his opportunities playing at centre and was rewarded with the Waimak Real Estate player of the day award for his efforts. While this win leaves Glenmark second on the points table in section 1, it will need to replicate Oxford’s effort next Saturday when the team travels south to Rakaia. With three Saturdays of round­robin play remaining, only Southbridge seems relatively assured of securing a play­off spot. Glenmark and Oxford find themselves in a real scrap with Celtic, Rakaia and Lincoln for the other three quarter­final places. It is a different story in section 2, where

Rising high . . . Ashley No 8 Matt King claims the ball in a lineout during the match against PHOTO: SUPPLIED Darfield. it appears as though Methven and Waihora are virtual certainties to qualify while Southern and Burnham­ Dunsandel­Irwell having opened up a bit of a gap on Darfield, Ashley and Hampstead for the other two positions. Ashley lost a golden opportunity to put itself right back in the mix when it lost by a solitary point to lower­ranked Darfield on Saturday. The concession of an early converted try set the alarm bells ringing among the Ashley faithful, but by half­time, on the back of a solid forward effort, Ashley had taken the lead with a try to hard­working lock forward, James Thiele. The 13­7 advantage was maintained throughout most of the second half, despite Darfield having the better of the territorial battle. But with just 10 minutes to go Darfield five­eighth Scott Mitchell pounced on a loose ball after a comedy of errors from Ashley, and showed good footwork to thread his way through a woefully disorganised defence to score handy to the posts and deny Ashley the win. While mathematically Ashley may still

have a chance to qualify, it will require a most unlikely set of results for that now to occur. The two North Canterbury teams yet to record a win faced off at Mandeville. Saracens dominated the game early but was unable to score points until midway through the first half. Saracens’ domination for the remainder of the half brought tries to Josh Maynard, Peter Manahi and Nathan Reid while Ohoka also scored to make the half­time score 17­7. Ohoka lifted its game in the second half, but was unable to stop Saracens scoring further tries to replacement No 8 Johnny Turnbull and flanker Nathan Goodwin, leaving the final score Saracens 29 Ohoka 7. Saracens players of the day were live wire flanker Nathan Goodwin and prop Peter Manahi. While the scoreboard might suggest otherwise a lot of credit must be given to very young Ohoka side which stuck to its task well. Although it could only score one try, it challenged the Saracens defence on several occasions.

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LUISETTI SEEDS DIVISION 1 - SECTION 1; Lincoln v. Southbridge, Lincoln 1, 2.45pm, C Johnson; Assistant Referees: P O'Brian, G McMillan; Kaiapoi v. West Melton, Kaiapoi Oval, 2.45pm, G Reed; Assistant Referees: G Inch, R Lane; Oxford v. Prebbleton, Oxford Oval, 3.00pm, K Fitzgerald; Assistant Referees: S Marshell, TBA; Celtic v. Hornby, Celtic 1, 2.45pm, R Goodman; Rakaia v. Glenmark, Rakaia 1, 2.45pm, K Opele. LUISETTI SEEDS DIVISION 1 - SECTION 2; Saracens v. Ashley, Southbrook 1, 2.45pm, G Welch; Assistant Referees: P Bigwood, N TePuni; Darfield v. Hampstead, Darfield 1, 2.45pm, S Laird; Assistant Referees: D Sullivan, C Banks, SC: M Talbot; Ohoka v. Waihora, Mandeville 1, 2.45pm, A Stead; Assistant Referees: K Lilley, B Egerton; Methven v. Southern, Methven 1, 2.45pm, M Gameson; Rolleston v. Burn/Duns/Irwell, Rolleston 1, 2.45pm, K Hancox; Assistant Referees: M Hanson, P Hudson. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD DIVISION 2; Kaiapoi v. Amberley, Kai Oval, 1.00pm, G Inch; Oxford v. Hurunui, Ox Oval, 1.00pm, S Marshell; Saracens v. Ashley, Sbk 1, 1.00pm, D Brooker; Woodend v. Glenmark-Cheviot Div 2, Wood 1, 2.45pm, D Taylor; Ohoka bye. METRO COLTS - CUP; University v. Ohoka, Ilam 3, 2.45pm; HSOB v. Hurunui, Bob Deans 2, 2.45pm; Belfast v. Glenmark, Sheldon 1, 2.45pm. WOMENS - CUP; Challenge Shield Match - University Holder, Kaiapoi v. Sydenham, Kaiapoi, 2.45pm. CRUSADERS SECONDARY SCHOOLS - UC CHAMPIONSHIP; Rangiora HS v. St Andrew's College, Rangiora HS, 1.00pm. ELLESMERE/NORTH CANT/MID CANT COMBINED U18; Methven/Rakaia v. Waihora, Rakaia 2, 1.15pm; Celtic v. West Melt/Rollest, Celtic 2, 1.15pm; Malvern Comb v. Hurunui, Darfield 3, 1.30pm, M Talbot; Kaiapoi v. Lincoln, Kaiapoi 1, 1.00pm, R Lane; Ashley/Oxford v. Rangiora HS, Oxford 2, 2.15pm, J Le Gros. ELLESMERE/NORTH CANT/MID CANT COMBINED U16 SECT 1; Celtic v. Hampstead, Celtic 2, 12.00pm; Oxford v. Kaiapoi/Woodend, Oxford 3, 2.45pm, L Brine; Rolleston v. West Melton/Southb, Rolleston 2, 2.00pm, S Lamont; Prebbleton bye. ELLESMERE/NORTH CANT/MID CANT COMBINED U16 SECT 2; Malvern Comb v. Hurunui, Darfield 2, 12.30pm, G Robinson; Methven v. Waihora, Methven 2, 1.15pm; Saracens v. Ashley/Amberley, Southbrook 2, 1.00pm, N Te Puni; Lincoln bye. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U14½ ; Kaiapoi v. Ohoka, Kai 2, 1.30pm, R Eder; Oxford v. Ashley Green, Ox 2, 12.45pm, TBA; Saracens v. Ashley Blue, Sbk 3, 1.30pm, B Hyde. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U13 ; Kaiapoi v. Amberley, Kai 2, 12.05pm, S Adamson; Oxford v. Hurunui, Ox 3, 11.45am, R Brine; Saracens v. Ashley, Sbk 3, 11.45am, R Hyde; Woodend v. Ohoka, Wood 2, 11.45am, A Reeve. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U11½ ; Kaiapoi v. Amberley, Kai Oval, 10.30am, R Hyde; Friday, 8 May 2015: Ohoka Red v. Ohoka Black, Mand 3, 7.00pm, club / ref; Saturday, 9 May 2015: Oxford v. Hurunui Black, Ox Oval, 10.30am, club / ref; Saracens Blue v. Ashley Green, Sbk 2, 10.30am, club / ref; Saracens Red v. Ashley Blue, Sbk 3, 10.30am, D Topp; Woodend v. Hurunui Blue, Wood 2, 10.30am, club / ref. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U10; Kaiapoi v. Glenmark-Cheviot, Kai Jnr 3, 12.20pm; Friday, 8 May 2015: Ohoka Red v. Ohoka Black, Mand 3a, 6.00pm; Saturday, 9 May 2015: Oxford Black v. Amberley, Ox 4A, 12.10pm; Oxford Red v. Hurunui Black, Ox Jnr 5, 12.10pm; Saracens Blue v. Ashley Green, Sbk Jnr 6, 12.10pm; Saracens Red v. Ashley Blue, Sbk Jnr 7, 10.00am; Woodend v. Hurunui Blue, Wood Jnr 4, 12.10pm. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U9; Kaiapoi v. Glenmark-Cheviot, Kai Jnr 3, 10.00am; Friday, 8 May 2015: Ohoka Red v. Ohoka Black, Mand 3b, 6.00pm; Saturday, 9 May 2015: Ashley White v. Amberley, Lob Lwr Jnr 3, 10.00am; Oxford v. Hurunui Black, Ox Jnr 5, 10.00am; Saracens Blue v. Ashley Green, Sbk Jnr 6, 10.00am; Saracens Red v. Ashley Blue, Sbk Jnr 7, 12.10pm; Woodend v. Hurunui Blue, Wood Jnr 4, 10.00am. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U8; Kaiapoi v. Glenmark-Cheviot, Kai Jnr 3, 11.05am; Friday, 8 May 2015: Ohoka Red v. Ohoka Black, Mand 3a, 5.15pm; Saturday, 9 May 2015: Oxford Black v. Amberley, Ox 4B, 12.10pm; Oxford Red v. Hurunui, Ox Jnr 5, 11.05am; Saracens Blue v. Ashley Green, Sbk Jnr 6, 11.05am; Saracens Red v. Ashley Blue, Sbk Jnr 7, 11.05am; Woodend v. Saracens Orange, Wood Jnr 4, 11.05am. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U7; Ashley White v. Hurunui Black, Lob Lwr Jnr 2, 10.50am; Kaiapoi v. Glenmark-Cheviot, Kai 2A, 11.00am; Friday, 8 May 2015: Ohoka Black v. Ohoka White, Mand 3b, 5.15pm; Saturday, 9 May 2015: Oxford Black v. Amberley, Ox 4B, 10.50am; Oxford Red v. Saracens White, Ox 4A, 10.50am; Saracens Blue v. Ashley Green, Sbk 4A, 10.50am; Saracens Red v. Ashley Blue, Sbk 4B, 10.50am; Saracens Orange v. Saracens Green, Sbk 5A, 10.40am; Woodend v. Hurunui Blue, Wood 3A, 10.50am; Friday, 8 May 2015: Ohoka Red v. Ohoka U6 White, Mand 3b, 4.30pm. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U6; Saturday, 9 May 2015: Ashley White v. Hurunui Black, Lob Lwr Jnr 2, 10.00am; Kaiapoi Blue v. Saracens Orange, Kai 2B, 10.50am; Kaiapoi Gold v. Ashley Gold, Kai 2A, 10.00am; Friday, 8 May 2015: Ohoka Black v. Ohoka Red, Mand 3a 1, 4.30pm; Friday, 8 May 2015: Ohoka Blue v. Ohoka Green, Mand 3a 2, 4.30pm; Saturday, 9 May 2015: Oxford Black v. Amberley, Ox 4B, 10.00am; Oxford Red v. Saracens Green, Ox 4A, 10.00am; Saracens Blue v. Ashley Green, Sbk 4A, 10.00am; Saracens Red v. Ashley Blue, Sbk 4B, 10.00am; Woodend v. Hurunui Blue, Wood 3A, 10.00am.

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Waimak settles for a draw Stadium Cars Waimak United played Parklands in a middle­of­the­table football clash on Saturday. Waimak was keen to reverse its earlier loss and start moving back up the table. In the first half scoring opportunities were limited and the game was a stop/ start affair until a little bit of skill and brilliance from Tommy Chadwick set up Chris Chick for the opening goal in the 25th minute. The game then sparked into gear and Waimak created a few more chances without scoring prior to the break. The second half was a niggly affair

with both sides struggling to assert dominance. In the 89th minute Parklands was awarded a penalty for a foul in front of goal, which was calmly taken to finish the game 1­1. The men’s PDL side had a good win 5­2 vs Parklands, and the women’s PDL suffered a 8­0 loss in a good learning experience. The under 11 A side beat Selwyn 14­0, with goals to Ashton Lay 4, Zach Bennett 3, Noah Webster 3, Mitch Pile, Sam Ryder, Wade McIntosh and Harry Lieshout. The under 11 B team also beat Selwyn 6­1.

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Top of the table clash Hurunui netball looks strong In a top of the table clash at the Amberley Domain, the Hurunui Rangers men’s division 2 football side hosted Halswell United in a tight, tense and sometimes testy match which ended in a 1­all draw. The first half consisted of both sides creating half­chances, but neither being able to finish off resulting in the two being locked at 0­all at half time. Centre back Dougie Hyde gave the team a stern talking to at half­time and this seemed to do the trick as the Matt Blair Motors­sponsored teams came out ‘‘all guns blazing’’ with Barry O’Regan firing in a goal from short range in the second minute of the half. Rangers kept the pressure on for the next 15 minutes but could not improve on the score line. Halswell then began a series of attacks and in the 18th minute was awarded a penalty, which was calmly put left of keeper Ben Shore. The remaining time was a real arm wrestle with neither side getting on top of the other until the final five minutes when wave after wave of Hurunui attacks were repelled by the opposition. A 1­1 draw leaves both teams still undefeated and Rangers on top by virtue of a superior goal difference. Matt Blair Motors Presidents 0 Ferrymead Bays 3

It was a case of another outing, another variation on the team this week for the Hurunui Rangers presidents grade team. Having been newly relegated to the bottom of the table by the withdrawal of the only team below it, Hurunui took on the top­of­the­table Ferrymead Bays. The visitors started well, probing away down both flanks, but the Hurunui back four had things pretty well under control until a lack of communication saw Ferrymead score. Pace at the back was a problem and before long Ferrymead had added a penalty to lead 2­0 at half­time. The second half was more even with chances at both ends, but Hurunui could not capitalise on its chances, while tired legs versus young legs led Ferrymead to a 3­nil win. Other Results: Hurunui Rangers masters 2 Parklands United 3, Hurunui Rangers 15s 5 Selwyn United FC 1, Hurunui Rangers 13s 0 Halswell United 5, Hurunui Rangers 12s 2 Halswell United 13, Hurunui Rangers 11 Blue 4 Ferrymead Bays 1, Hurunui All Stars 5 Waimak Saints 0, Hurunui Lightning 1 Waimak Strikers 6, Hurunui Aces 2 Waimak Rebels 0, Hurunui Heroes 0 Waimak Phoenix 17, Hurunui Hunters 0 Waimak Giants 10, Hurunui Griffins 3 Waimak Raccoons 1, Hurunui Lions 1 Waimak Warriors 8.

NC rugby from the sidelines This Saturday will see the conclusion of the first of three rounds in the Under 14.5 competition. Kaiapoi looks a very powerful combination and has swept all before it to date. It is scheduled to meet the second­ranked team, Ohoka, on Saturday. The Ashley club, though, deserves much credit for fielding two sides of similar strength in this grade and both teams are certainly holding their own. Last Saturday Ashley Blue trailed Oxford 19­33 at half­time in this grade’s Challenge Trophy match, but they turned the tables in the second half with an impressive performance to record a 54­38 victory and thus retain the NCRSU Challenge Shield. One noticeable feature of the lower grade results to date this season is how well the Amberley teams are performing in both the Under 13 and the Under 11.5 grades. In U13 Amberley and Ohoka are both unbeaten, while in the U11.5 grade Amberley and Kaiapoi have yet to taste defeat. This Saturday these two teams meet at Kaiapoi, where Kaiapoi will be

The Hurunui Netball season got off to a foggy, cool start last Saturday, making it hard to get the fingers working during the association’s grading day. However, the sun broke through to provide a great day for the teams to play several games to determine where they play the first round. There were close sections in both the senior and junior sections, which promises to make the season an exciting one for all players. The senior A section will be contested by last year’s champion Hanmer A, which has some fresh young faces along with the wise heads of last season. Runner­up Culverden A is back, with the other teams being Cheviot A, Cheviot Social, Glenmark A, Hawarden A, Waiau A and Waiau Social.

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Senior B section comprises Cheviot B, Culverden B, Hawarden B, Hawarden C, Hawarden Social, Waiau C and Waikari. The Primary section has shot away with strong competition in both sections this season. The Primary A section includes Cheviot PA, Culverden PA, Glenmark PA, Hawarden D, Waiau PA and Waiau PC. The Primary B section has Cheviot PB, Cheviot PC, Culverden PB, Hanmer, Hawarden PA, Hawarden PB and Waiau PC. The new format Junior Netball has been embraced by our clubs with 8 teams set to enhance their netball skills throughout the season. The first competition round of the season is in Hanmer Springs this Saturday.







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Oxford | 222 High Street 4 Hectares Hoarders Haven. Do you have too much stuff and not enough space to store it? Then we have found the perfect place for you, this property includes a 500m2 shed, 5-bay implement shed and double car garage plus sleepout. The four bedroom, solid Oamaru Stone home is on an established section surrounded by orchard trees of walnuts hazelnuts, apples, pears and tayberries. This very functional property has huge potential with great sheds, stock handling facilities including sheep and cattle yards, cattle crush, loading ramp and shearing facilities. The property is well located, only a short walk to Oxford town centre. | Property ID RA1634 Price Contact

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Spacious Family Home. Ideal family home on a generous, 1,001m2 section in a small cul-de-sac of eight homes. This beautifully presented home has recently been decorated with a neutral decor. The sunny, open-plan kitchen/dining room has access to the patio and front garden. The separate lounge room has a cosy log burner with wetback. The home includes four bedrooms, the master is spacious with a walk-in wardrobe and en suite, a family bathroom with separate bath, shower and vanity, separate laundry and two toilets. There is plenty of space for cars or boats with three car garaging, additional off street parking, and extra storage in three large garden sheds. Located within an easy walk of Amberley’s amenities. | Property ID AM1014

5.2 Hectares As Is Where Is. This lifestyle block, with a grand two storey homestead built circa 1870s, is located only five minutes’ from Amberley. Enter the home through the substantial front door into the grand entrance hall, which has a beautiful timber staircase to the second level. The ground floor has spacious living rooms including open-plan kitchen/dining and family room, separate formal dining-sunroom, plus a formal lounge with bay window. Also, on the ground floor a separate laundry plus shower room, bathroom and toilet. The second level has master bedroom with adjoining dressing room or nursery, four bedrooms, two of which have modern tiled en suite. The home retains many of its character features, including beautiful native timbers and cornice. The sunroom and the two en suite bedrooms have magnificent views overlooking the property’s paddocks and to the hills beyond. This grand old homestead requires restoration and refurbishment as a result of the Canterbury Earthquakes. Once the restoration has been completed, this homestead will make a wonderful family home for a large family or dependant relatives. The property has formerly been run as a popular Bed & Breakfast business. | Property ID AM1015

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Clarkville | 107 Baynons Road 4 Hectares Ignore Previous Pricing. Substantial three living area, four bedroom, three bathroom, permanent material dwelling with office and attached two car garage. Separate 48m2, one bedroom cottage. Located just 12km from Belfast and an easy drive from the motorway. This substantial greenhouse complex consists of 8,500m2 of plastic houses previously growing product for the local market. With an excellent water consent and large coal fired boiler, as well as a range of support buildings, this property could be used for a number of ventures. | Property ID RA1627

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This week’s open homes in North Canterbury

Saturday May 9th Belfast

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Leithfield 3.00pm



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Harcourts Twiss Keir

14 O’Carrolls Road

Farmlands Real Estate

33 Storer Street

Harcourts Twiss Keir

86E Leithfield Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

174 Jacksons Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

30 Littles Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

5 Kawakawa Street 22 Pahua Street 81 Kawari Drive

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

56/3 Reeves Road 20 Milesbrook Close 19 Pimlico Place


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405 Pine Avenue

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

6 Princes Street

Farmlands Real Estate

17 Vancouver Crescent

Harcourts Twiss Keir

Sunday May 10th Amberley

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1/65 Gardiners Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

462 Earlys Road 1820 Cust Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

2195 South Eyre Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir


166 Lilly Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

12.30pm 1.30pm 1.30pm 2.00pm 2.30pm 2.45pm 3.00pm 2.45pm 3.30pm

33 Storer Street 17 Mathias Place 28a Sidey Quay 16 Lillian Street 25 Beachvale Drive 50 Sterling Crescent 24 Lillian Street 1B / 548 Williams Street 7 Keating Street

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

73 Leithfield Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

Waikuku Beach

Harcourts Twiss Keir




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Fernside 2.30pm



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61 Willowside Place Tekoa Estate Amberley Beach Road 58d Osborne Road 6 Swindon Lane 138 Carters Road 75 Willowside Place 53 Douglas Road

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

27 & 27a Richill Street

Waimak Real Estate


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Harcourts Twiss Keir


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196 Belfast Road


196 Belfast Road

South New Brighton 2.30pm 3.00pm

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34 Hodgsons Road 3 Stonebridge Lane 187 Bradleys Road 174 Jacksons Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

21B Burnett Street 172 Mounseys Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

84 Pegasus Boulevard 90 Kawari Drive 86 Kawari Drive 15 Pahua Street 17 Pahua Street 1 Coulter Street 57 Tuaipatu Avenue

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

58 Huntingdon Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir


12.00pm 12.45pm


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3/92 White Street 7 Fowler Lane 24 El Alamein Avenue 24 El Alamein Avenue 23 Riverview Road Elm Green Sub Division 4 Balmoral Lane 19 Pimlico Place 1a Cotter Lane 12A Golding Avenue 7 El Alamein Avenue

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 Waimak Real Estate

8 Tracy Place

Waimak Real Estate

163 Amesbury Road 651 Lower Sefton Road

Waimak Real Estate Harcourts Twiss Keir

South New Brighton 2.30pm 3.00pm


1.00pm 1.45pm 2.30pm 3.30pm 1.00pm 1.45pm 2.00pm



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405 Pine Avenue

Harcourts Twiss Keir

1494 Tram Road 448 No.10 Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

14 Allin Drive

Harcourts Twiss Keir

21 Mackenzies Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

15 Ensors Road Waimak Real Estate 54 Rangiora Woodend Rd Harcourts Twiss Keir

Thursday May 7 2015

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Elephant in the room . . . Chris Petterson’s ‘‘Stumpy the Elephant’’ at the North Canterbury PHOTOS: SHELLEY TOPP Patchwork Group’s Quilt Exhibition in Rangiora last week.

Quilt show a blaze of colour By SHELLEY TOPP The words ‘‘Quilt show’’, written in chalk on a simple blackboard at the back entrance to the Rangiora Bowling Club’s headquarters belied the supreme quality of the exhibition. Inside the club house, the hall was a blaze of colour with 96 beautifully crafted patchwork exhibits on show. There were quilts, cushions, wall hangings, bags, toys and even a small, sequined elephant sitting on a chair. The exhibition which was held last week from Friday to Sunday, May 1 to 3, was the work of the North Canterbury Patchwork Group. This group of women, who have become friends, make quilts for charities including Aviva (formerly Christchurch Women’s Refuge), Heart Children, Smile Dial, Hospice and Child Cancer. Money raised from their latest exhibition will be used to enable the group to produce more quilts for these charities. It was amazing to see how simple scraps of material, placed in the hands of these clever women, can be transformed into such beautiful works of art. Each quilt was labelled with a name and included a background story. One special quilt in the exhibition was made by the ‘house group’. ‘‘This quilt was made for me by my ‘quilty friends’, because I was very ill, so that I could wrap myself in it to ease the pain,’’

Elly Wezenberg said. Another, Peter’s fishing quilt, took Brigitte Cox nine years to complete. ‘‘Started as first quilt. No Pattern. Developed as it progressed. Finished 2014 thanks to Rangiora Quilters,’’ Brigitte Cox said. Bunty Marshall also exhibited a fishing­ themed quilt. ‘‘Made for Tim, who is an extraordinarily keen fisherman,’’ she said. There was also a gorgeous cream wedding quilt, made by Sue Day for her daughter Louise, and son­in­law Pete, who were married 18 months ago. ‘‘This is their wedding present, hand quilted,’’ she said. Irene Briggs’ quilt ‘Bride’s Blossom’ won Best in Show at the 2012 Canterbury Patchwork and Quilting Guild exhibition. ‘‘Own design. Hand applied and quilted. The white flowers are a symbol of a beautiful perfumed shrub which grew in my grandmother’s garden in Scotland,’’ Irene said. The Anzac centennial commemoration was also recognised at the exhibition with Nanette Milburn’s beautiful wall hanging, ‘Memories World War 1’, a tribute to her father Harold Muschamp. ‘‘My Dad died when I was 18. I remember a conversation with him about the Battle of Passchendaele,’’ Nanette said. Memories World War 1 tells the story of Harold’s war service using a series of photographs he sent home.

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Field of remembrance . . . Staff and students at Kaiapoi’s St Patrick’s Catholic School prepared a special Anzac liturgy recently and set up a field of remembrance. Principal Therese Coleman says every child in the school made a poppy to place on the remembrance fence and Year 2 teacher Alwyn McRandle spent many hours designing various poppies to decorate the remembrance field. The liturgy was enhanced by the ‘Last Post’ played by Year 7/8 teacher Haley O’Neill.

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CLEARING SALE PLANT & MACHINERY K & J Backhouse 635 Long Plantation Road Culverden Friday 15th May 2015 Commencing 1.00pm

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

Roadshow . . . Ben, Doc and Andy who will be performing at PHOTO: SUPPLIED. the Catalyst roadshow in Oxford and Rangiora.

Poets to perform in Oxford, Rangiora

The Rotary Club of Rangiora Speech Competition The contest is an opportunity for young students in Years 9 & 10 to gain experience in public speaking. 1st place prize of $40 and other speakers will receive $20. This year’s topic will be: What does ANZAC mean to you today?

Date and Venue Thursday 28th May at the Rangiora Rotary Club Meeting held at the Function Rooms A & P Showgrounds on Ashley St, Rangiora beginning at 6pm.

Timing Each speech is to be between 6 and 7 minutes in duration. For further information check out Rangiora Rotary Facebook page and website at www.rangiorarotary.co.nz Entry names must be in to Rotarian Richard Bath (richard.bath84@hotmail.com) no later than Monday the 25th of May 2015. 1585401

Mothers Supporting Mothers

FREE, INDEPENDENT, CONFIDENTIAL, and NON JUDGEMENTAL Group Sessions providing counselling and support to Mothers adjusting to parenthood. Friday mornings 10am – 12 noon Rangiora Plunket rooms. Friday afternoons 1pm - 2.45pm Kaiapoi Plunket rooms. New Mothers very welcome. Free Childcare available www.motherssupportingmothers.org.nz


RANGIORA & KAIAPOI Phone 03 314 8335 for more details or email info@thenewsnc.co.nz

PUBLIC NOTICE SALE AND SUPPLY OF ALCOHOL ACT 2012 Section 101 Marble Point Winery Limited has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Amberley for the renewal of the On-Licence in respect of the premises situated at 2254 Mouse Point Road, Culverden, Hurunui District known as Marble Point Winery Limited. The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is that of a Cafe/Winery. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are: Monday to Sunday 8am to 10pm. The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Hurunui District Licensing Committee at 66 Carters Road, Amberley. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the grant of the application may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the Hurunui District Licensing Committee, P O Box 13, Amberley. No objection to the renewal of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 131 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 This is the second publication of this notice, The first notice was published 30 April 2015.


Quality Outside Entries Accepted Enquiries to Sean Fahey Mobile 027 4344 090 AH 03 315 7860


Speaking criteria as governed by International Toast Masters Speech Preparation – effectiveness, message, suitability, originality Delivery – fluency, gestures, enthusiasm, clarity, use of notes Audience Interest – Achievement of purpose, entertainment etc


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.


The refurbished Oxford and Rangiora Town Halls will be hosts to a music and poet evening on May 9 and 14 respectively. The Catalyst Road Show, featuring The Eastern and Republic of Poets: Ben Brown, Doc Drumheller, and Andy Coyle with musical accompaniment by: The Stray Empire, at the 8pm shows. The Catalyst Road Show provides a new way to experience poetry and song lyrics on the stage and focuses on making each performance unique to each area. Catalyst’s main objective has always been to provide opportunities for new and emerging writers with a focus on performance, with the road show being an extension of making poetry more accessible and available to communities. The Oxford and Rangiora events have been funded by the Waimakariri District Creative Communities funding scheme to support events in the newly refurbished halls. Catalyst editor Doc Drumheller lives in Oxford, and is excited to bring Catalyst’s road show to his home town. The Eastern are a string band that roars like a punk band, that swings like a gospel band, that drinks like a country band, that works like a bar band, that hopes like folk singers, and sings love songs like union songs, and writes union songs like love songs, and wants to slow dance and stand on tables, all at the same time, he says. ‘‘Whether roaring as their big six piece string band or swinging the loud lonesome sound as a three piece and averaging over 200 shows a year, The Eastern can hold it down in all settings for all comers,’’ says Doc. In 2014 Catalyst and The Republic of Oma Rapeti Press launched a new republic, complete with a flag, constitution, and

national anthem. ‘‘To celebrate this event, we have devised a new initiative to publish an annual poetry collection by three poets, inspired by the Penguin Modern Poets series of the past. ‘‘The aim of this project is to produce a high quality literary anthology focused on just three poets, allowing a broader body of work to be showcased than a regular journal appearance allows,’’ he says. The Republic of Poets Volume 1, Pioneers, features: Ben Brown, Doc Drumheller, and Andy Coyle, all with a history of pushing new frontiers in performance poetry. From collaborations with musicians both recorded and live, improvised storytelling, poetry slams, cabaret, multimedia poetry theatre, poetry road shows, touring with bands, and even live vinyl recordings, these three poets have pioneered a renaissance in performance poetry in Canterbury and across Aotearoa. The Stray Empire is a local two piece country/folk/ rock ensemble, from Oxford. Their original songs are composed on the ukulele, banjo, mandolin and guitar, combining poetic lyrics with folk and pop sensibilities. ‘‘By combining local talent with high profile artists we aim to attract and engage audiences in the Waimakariri district to make poetry more interesting and entertaining, while at the same time providing high quality performance experiences for our community to be able to experience some of the most talented poets and musicians in New Zealand,’’ says Doc. Tickets can be bought online through undertheradar.co.nz. Door sale tickets are $20. CDs, books, and other merchandise will be available for sale at the venue.



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

Concrete Services

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

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

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.



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

AFFORDABLE concrete cutting with quality and removal work. Free quotes. For Sale No job too small. Ph 027 442 2219, Fax 03 359 6052 CARAVANS. For the larg­ est and best stock of UK or A/H 03 359 4605. Caravans in North Canter­ bury. Contact Ken Hamblin, Motor Home Equestrian Supplies 027 434 1260. HORSE Grazing available. Leithfield. 800m Track. NO bees? Rent a beehive. Stables & range of Fully managed by regis­ paddocks. Call Cath 021 tered bee keepers. You get 0236 1099 to discuss your pollination plus honey. needs. Phone 027 657 2007.

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

Situations Vacant Situations Vacant Situations Vacant Situations Vacant Situations Vacant Situations Vacant Situations Vacant Customer Services Officer - Regulatory

• Part Time: Monday - Friday, 8.30am - 12.30pm • Amberley Based

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.

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

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

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

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BARKS, Composts, Pea Straw & much more at Woodend Landscape DISMANTLING and Supplies. Delivery & cour­ buying all models of tesy trailers available. Open Falcons now. Please phone 7 days. Ph 03 312 2003. 03 3125 064 .

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. MINDFUL Stress Reduction, Life Guidance, Support & Mentoring. Jenny Kronfeld. Dip. Counselling (Inst NH) UK. Ph 027 452 7027. Merivale, Christchurch. 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.

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 permanent part time 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 written, oral and interpersonal communication skills • Is a quick learner and has an attention to detail • 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 • Has excellent computer word-processing skills • Preferably has some knowledge of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 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 Sunday, 17 May.

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

Tree Services BRIAN’S Tree Services. Tree felling, topping, shaping, firewood cut, rub­ bish removed, stump grind­ ing, branch chipping. Affordable rates. Phone 03 327 5505 or 021 124 4894. NORTH Canterbury Tree Care. Specialising in big trees in small spaces, long term tree plans, advisory service, fully insured. Free quotes, prompt service. Phone Mike Gilbert 0800 873 336. STUMP REMOVAL Ser­ vicing North Canterbury for prompt professional ser­ vice. Phone Tim 0800 178 867.

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Phone 03 314 8335 for more details or email info@thenewsnc.co.nz • Please include your address, suburb and contact details

To Let CUST 3 bdrm. Open plan House, 2 bathrooms, log burner, $450 pw. Optional 2 room Sleepout with bath­ room, extra $75 pw. Graz­ ing and pets by negotiation. Ph 027 233 4232 or 021 051 3838.


STEEL cut to length Building Structural Steel

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

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Part-time Human Resources Manager

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

COMMITTEE SECRETARY (Part Time) We need an experienced committee secretary to join our small team to look after the Hurunui-Waiau Water Zone Committee and our Youth Council. The Zone Committee meets monthly on every 3rd Monday from midafternoon to early evening at various locations throughout the Hurunui district. It is a joint committee between the Hurunui District Council and Environment Canterbury and is one of several Zone Committees throughout the Canterbury Region to implement the Canterbury Water Management Strategy. The subject matter is technical and requires detailed attention. The meetings are well attended by the public and stakeholders. The Youth Council meets once every 2 months on a Monday usually at 4.00pm in the Amberley Council office for approximately 2 hours. The members turn over each year and as such, the Youth Council looks to the secretary for guidance in meeting procedures. The key functions of this role are to prepare agendas, take accurate minutes and to attend to matters resulting from the meetings. You will also provide back up to other secretaries from time to time when extra capacity is needed.

View at www.ncvets.co.nz

You will need to be experienced in minute taking, have excellent organisational and computer skills – this job is not for the technophobic! You must be strongly service focused, have an excellent public manner, be able to operate calmly in a hall full of people and be able to drive, often being required to drive at night.

Please email your application to: craig@ncvets.co.nz Craig Patterson, Business Manager North Canterbury Veterinary Clinics Ltd

Applications close Wednesday, 13 May. For a copy of the job description and to apply please visit our careers website http://hurunui.currentjobs.co.nz. For enquiries, contact audrey.vandermonde@hurunui.govt.nz 03 314 0012.

We will offer an innovative and competitive salary package to the successful candidate.



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

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.

Garden Tool Sharpening and Lawnmower Repairs Ph 313 3414


PUBLIC NOTICE SALE AND SUPPLY OF ALCOHOL ACT 2012 Section 101 Starlines Stores Limited has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Amberley for the grant of the On-Licence in respect of the premises situated at 16 Ashworths Beach Road, Amberley, Hurunui district known as Castle Park Cafe, Restaurant and Function Centre. The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is that of a Restaurant. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 9pm. 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.

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Thursday May 7 2015

TILING J.A.S Tiling Services Ltd. Professional, prompt, friendly service. No job too small, free quotes. For all your tiling needs, kitchens, bathrooms, splashbacks, hearths, entranceways. Ceramic tiles, porcelain tiles, stone veneer, slate. Please phone Andy or Jo 027 322 7191, 03 310 7640 or email andy@jas­tiling.nz.

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.

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

Deliverers Wanted - RANGIORA Part time work is available delivering newspapers and circulars in Rangiora. If you would like to earn money while keeping fit, are 11 years or older, honest & reliable, we would like to hear from you. Please contact

Colin or Sharlene 027 533 1880 - text or leave message mccracken.contracting@xtra.co.nz Please include name, address & contact details


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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



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Driveways Landscaping Retaining Walls Earthworks Foundations

Oxford Butchery


Wastewater Septic Tanks Treatment Plants Drainage Irrigation

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

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Phone (03) 313-9192 38a Ashley Street, Rangiora


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

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


Wilson Decorators Ltd

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

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

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


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



• Registered Master Builder


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


Allan Pethig For all your electrical needs. Residential & Commercial Phone 03 313 7144 027 432 1534 Fax 03 313 2144 rgrantelectrical@gmail.com m PO Box 69, Rangiora




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

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




Trudy McMillan 03 314 4144 or 027 684 2652

Crutching 60cent per/sheep

Making your life easier!

0274 339 578 scottexcavation@hotmail.co.nz





Ring Mark 027 229 7310 for a free quote

Conveying with 2 people $125 per / hour

Ph 0274 919 309


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

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

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Ph/fax 03 3144 110 mobile 0275 589 333 email pcjet@xtra.co.nz





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

Picture Framing





Master Plumber of the Year 2010

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

“Fine Arts Guild Commended Framer�

Providing custom framing for all artwork including needlework and memorabilia 6 MAIN NORTH ROAD, PAPANUI By the SBS Bank - Parking at rear

PHONE 352 7594

artworkspapanui@xtra.co.nz www.artworkspictureframing.co.nz 1575771

Canterbury owned and operated for over 60 years

OPEN: Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm




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



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

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PO Box 68 Hawarden North Canterbury


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

Rural Fencing


Rural fencing services

All livestock fencing and animal handling facilities designed and constructed. Fence repairs and maintenance. Quality workmanship and advice.

Call Allan for a quote 021 049 6151.


Ph (03) 338 7000 • Ah (03) 312 6553 Mike 0274 818 544 • Robbie 0274 818 027

Locally owned and operated

Timber Sales

Water Blasting


Waterblasting Ltd Servicing Canterbury Commercial & Residential

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

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

Windows & Doors

8am-5pm Weekdays 8am-2pm Saturday 215 Waltham Rd, Sydenham Ph (03) 379 6159 info@windowmarket.co.nz Fax (03) 962 1012 www.windowmarket.co.nz


WINDOW MARKET PLACE • New & Used • Timber & Aluminium • Windows & Doors

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


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



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

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Arthur Burke Ltd

North Canterbury’s Holden and Suzuki Dealership





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You won’t have long to grab these great deals so get in quick!

Use your Farmlands Card

Sales: James DDI 03 314 0132 Amberley Service: Ryan DDI 03 314 0134



2.8L, 4x4, 6-speed auto, leather, heated seats, rear camera

3.6L, 6-speed auto, self park assist






RRP $30,995




2.4L, 6-speed auto, reverse camera, only $8,000kms



1.8L sedan, 6-speed auto, leather, reverse camera



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

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