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Thursday May 21 2015 | Issue 650

Motor Torque: Canty Rally this weekend. — page 9 ­ 10.

Real Estate: Nth Canty property sales.

Winter feed: Crops come under judges’ scrutiny.

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Parched landscape . . . The landscape in the Cheviot area is desperately in need of substantial rain to help turn drought conditions around for farmers.


Deep concern as drought bites hard By STAFF REPORTERS There is little respite in sight for North Canterbury farmers hit hard by drought. The dry conditions, which are gripping the Cheviot and Hawarden areas in particular, look set to continue until August or September prompting community leaders to express deep concern for farmers and their families. The Minister of Primary Industries and Kaikoura MP Stuart Smith are visiting the Cheviot area today (Thursday) to hear first hand the problems farmers are facing as feed and the landscape dry up. Mr Smith says despite the recent rain some northern farms have only seen a few millimetres. ‘‘Some much­needed recent rainfall largely missed Cheviot and Hawarden, meaning these areas are particularly affected.’’ he says.

‘‘I am deeply concerned for local farmers. ‘‘Moving around the region it’s clear these dry conditions are tough and are adding considerable stress.’’ NIWA has advised soil has not been this dry in North Canterbury since drought struck in the late 1990s, making 2015 the second driest summer since records began 75 years ago. ‘‘Many of the farmers that I have spoken with have been forced to choose between significantly reducing their stock numbers or spending thousands on extra feed,’’ Mr Smith says. He urges farmers to ‘‘remember they are not alone in their situation’’. ‘‘Support is available from the Rural Support Trust and others. For those facing extreme hardship Rural Assistance Payments (RAP) are also available.’’ Standard hardship assistance is also

available from Work and Income New Zealand. Mr Smith says he is in regular contact with Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy, who last week acknowledged the challenging conditions in North Canterbury and ‘‘stressed the importance of speaking with your accountants if you need flexibility with making tax payments.’’ Mr Guy urges farmers to seek help if they need it. ‘‘While it can sometimes be difficult to ask for help, I would urge farmers to make use of the good advice and support available.’’ He says the drought has again reinforced the need for more water storage and irrigation projects. ‘‘As a Government we have invested $120 million in the last two Budgets towards Crown Irrigation Ltd to invest in major projects. We also have the

Irrigation Acceleration Fund (IAF) which is investing $28 million in 18 projects around New Zealand.’’ Federated Farmers North Canterbury says farmers face a tough year and will struggle with some tough decisions. Meat and Fibre chairman Dan Hodgen says farmers are facing the prospect of a year with a lack of feed, low stocking rates and substantial financial losses. ‘‘With the drought leaving us with a significant lack of grass and crop growth, we are either having to sell capital stock at a much lower rate than we usually would or buy in supplementary feed. Some farmers are doing both.’’ A good supply of grain was available due to arable farmers not being as impacted by the drought, but farming was so intermixed that the fortunes of one sector couldn’t be divorced from others. Continued Page 2

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By SHELLEY TOPP The Waimakariri District Council’s new local alcohol policy (LAP), means earlier closing times for the area’s licenced premises. Under the new rules, put in place last Saturday, trading hours for hotels, bars, clubs and restaurants will be 8am to 11pm for Sunday to Thursday, and 8am to 1am (the next day) for Friday and Saturday. The maximum trading hours for off­ licence sale of liquor at places, such as supermarkets and bottle­stores where liquor is sold to take away, will be 7am to 10pm Monday to Sunday. The Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act sets default maximum trading hours of 8am to 4am (the next day) for on­licenses, and between 7am and 11pm on any day for off­ licenses, but allows councils to formulate a LAP which enables them to achieve tighter control over the hours liquor can be sold in their communities. Bob Blair, co­owner of Rangiora’s Monteiths Brewery Bar said his business would not be hugely affected by the earlier closing time. ‘‘I just wonder why it had to be 11pm?’’ He would have been happier with 1am. The 11pm closing meant he would have to apply for a special licence if he wanted his bar to stay open for New Year’s Eve or if there was a special rugby game, or sports event on. That was an extra cost for his business and the application had to be made 20 days in advance. Licenced premises could stay open until 2am seven days a week in Hurunui, he said, and in Christchurch it was 3am in the central city and 1am in the suburbs. The Hurunui District Council and the Christchurch City Council have yet to implement their new LAP’s, but liquor trading hours are not expected to change when they do. ‘‘It would be nice if everybody was the same,’’ Mr Blair said. ‘‘The whole country is going to be a mishmash of different closing hours.’’ Les Pester, the Waimakariri District Licencing Committee’s secretary, said the policy had to reflect the ‘‘local situation

Amy Grice and Mike Saunders . . . New part­owners of the Plough Hotel in Rangiora, in PHOTO SHELLEY TOPP. the refurbished dining room. and the views of the local community’’. The 11pm weekday closing time was chosen, not because there had been a great deal of previous bad behaviour at licenced premises in Waimakariri, but because surveys showed that most hotels, bars and restaurants in the area were closed by 10pm, so 11pm was considered to be a reasonable choice. There had been a long consultation process, and everyone was given a chance to have their say, he said. He was unsure if the Waimakariri District Council’s new LAP would give the area the strictest alcohol trading hours in New Zealand. ‘‘This I don’t know, few districts have a Local Alcohol Policy in place, as these are all subject to appeal and a hearing decision by the Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority (ARLA). Waimakariri and Tasman Districts were one of the first to be heard and decided upon. Others are following after appeals to ARLA,’’ he said. Amy Grice, part­owner of the Plough Hotel in Rangiora, which is situated in a

Drought cost in ‘six figures’ From Page 1 Mr Hodgen says with lower payouts for dairy, sheep and beef farmers, it has affected their ability to buy grain. He says sheep and beef and arable farmers who winter graze dairy cattle are also taking a hit as winter crops are not what they should be, meaning they can’t carry as many cattle this year. Many North Canterbury sheep and beef farmers north of Amberley and south of Kaikoura were expecting to face extra costs ‘‘in the six figures’’. ‘‘This is going to be a huge loss for farmers to try to build back from. With

lost production next season due to potentially lower lambing rates, and the costs of replacing capital stock when demand is likely to be high farmers need to plan ahead. Farmers have little they can control right now but the things they can are their feed plans/budgets, stocking rates and support. First and foremost farmers need to be looking at the trade­offs around buying in feed or destocking. It’s a tough decision but it’s one that has to be made.’’ He encourages farmers to use the Federations’ Feed list by calling 0800

376 844, utilise the drought information/advice webpage and get along to events organised by Federated Farmers, Beef + Lamb New Zealand, DairyNZ and the Rural Support Trust(0800787254). North Canterbury Dairy chair, Cameron Henderson says while dairy farmers in general aren’t doing it as rough as the sheep and beef farmers, they are being forced to go further a field for grazing support, which comes at a cost. ‘‘With the dairy payout continually dropping the pressure is mounting in North Canterbury’’


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residential area, said the earlier closing hours would have little impact on the­day­ to day running of their business which was a restaurant pub. ‘‘We think the new hours are fair enough for us. Many of our customers live close by and we don’t want to upset them,’’ she said. However, she did have sympathy for other hoteliers in the Rangiora central business district, whose clientele may want to stay later. ‘‘Our staff are all young people, and they want to have somewhere to go after we close to wind down and have a bit of a boogie,’’ she said. ‘‘Even we sometimes like to have somewhere to go after work to relax and wind down.’’ She thought issuing a special night­club permit to enable some licenced premises to stay open later, could be a good solution to the problem. However there was no provision in the discretionary conditions of the Waimakariri District Council’s LAP to allow that, Mr Pester said.

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Worker shortage in NC By ROBYN BRISTOW A ‘‘staggering’’ demand for workers has prompted Enterprise North Canterbury (ENC) to put a call out to local North Canterbury businesses to help solve a shortage. ENC, the development arm of the Waimakariri and Hurunui District Councils, says skilled and semi­skilled workers are urgently needed as North Canterbury experiences the lowest unemployment rates in the region ­ 2.6 percent in the Waimakariri district and 1.6 per cent in the Hurunui district. The call comes following Enterprise North Canterbury’s six monthly business confidence survey which helps it to identify the biggest issues facing North Canterbury businesses. ENC chief executive officer Heather Warwick says the May survey results reflect a ‘‘staggering demand’’ for skilled, semi­skilled and workers in the region but recruitment is a problem. ‘‘The results showed that of the 47 businesses surveyed, 19 revealed they required 65 new staff of varying skill level(s),’’ she says. According to the business confidence survey, 70 percent of employers rely on word of mouth as the main method for recruiting staff in North Canterbury. ‘‘We need more than just word of mouth to fill local positions,’’ says Mrs Warwick. It was important that everyone worked together to ensure local job

vacancies were advertised and filled without delay as North Canterbury businesses experience such an ‘‘amazing growth phase’’. ‘‘We have a free resource for businesses to list jobs. It is imperative that people know that this service exists so that we can continue to help businesses fill positions, and for local people to find jobs closer to home,’’ she says.’’ ‘‘Our greatest concern is that employers and job seekers in the region aren’t aware of ENC’s job vacancy website,’’ Ms Warwick says. Job vacancies are the most popular pages on the Enterprise North Canterbury website however, in the past six months both job listings and website visits have decreased significantly. Waimakariri District Council’s manager of policy and customer service Simon Markham, believes the region’s employment issues have wider social and economical implications and needs to be tackled head on. ‘‘The benefits of job growth in the district have been widely discussed in the past. ‘‘Greater local job self­sufficiency in the face of rapid growth in the resident labour force reduces commuting and all the impacts that has, stems retail leakage and increases the daytime population of town centres and hence their performance and vibrancy,’’ says Mr Markham.

Competition from other industries, particularly the construction and rebuild sector, was often cited as a key reason for difficulty in finding staff. ‘‘Most businesses that employ migrants reported that they found the immigration process manageable, but 37 percent found it difficult to negotiate,’’ the report said. The survey found that while business confidence has dropped from six months ago, most remained optimistic about future business prospects. ‘‘Seventy percent of the participating firms expect the general business situation in New Zealand in the next six months to stay the same, 20 percent expect it to improve, while the remaining nine percent expect it to decline. ‘‘While this is a drop in confidence compared to previous surveys, overall businesses remain conservatively positive,’’ the report summary says. Meanwhile there has been continued growth of investment in plant/ machinery and buildings. ‘‘The level of investment is now steady and businesses expect that their level of investment will remain steady over the next six months,’’ the report says. Businesses looking to list or advertise a job vacancy can do so at: http:/ /www.northcanterbury.co.nz/ NorthCanterbury/submitjobs/ Job seekers can find job listings at: http://www.northcanterbury.co.nz.

Seal pups under increased scrutiny By DAVID HILL Visitor behaviour is harder to manage this year with fewer seal pups at Kaikoura’s Ohau Stream. Department of Conservation (DOC) Kaikoura partnership ranger Brett Cowan says the Ohau Stream seal pups ‘‘are doing fine‘‘, but the low numbers are creating headaches for the volunteers trying to protect them. ‘‘The numbers are low this season, but it hasn’t stopped the number of people coming to view them. ‘‘But the public are getting a little bit more frantic, because they can see dozens of seal pups in the pictures on the internet and so they’re expecting to see that many when they come. ‘‘We’re getting people going into restricted areas to get close up photos with the seal pups.’’ However, Mr Cowan says there are just between 12 to 20 pups in the pool, at the foot of the Ohau waterfall, and the same number in the stream and surrounding

Under scrutiny . . . Seal pups are low in FILE PHOTO. number this year. environment. May to October is the period, with June being the biggest month for new pups, so he is hopeful there will be a few more seal pups soon. ‘‘People need to understand that even

though they do look small and cuddly, they are wild animals and they can be unpredictable and they can carry diseases like Tb and claw finger.’’ Mr Cowan says there are eight volunteers patrolling the area during Friday, Saturday and Sunday, ‘‘but we could do with another eight volunteers so we can monitor them every day of the week’’. He says the public should stick to the viewing area, car park, walking track and platform. The Ohau Point and Stream area was last year certified as a Seal Sanctuary as part of the Kaikoura Marine Reserve announcement, meaning the beach south of Ohau Stream is now out of bounds. Boats and swimmers also have to remain at least 200 metres away from the beach. However, the track passes through private land, meaning DOC is not able to put up as much permanent signage as it would like. ‘‘If people understand a few protocols their enjoyment will be doubled and they want upset the seals.’’



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By SHELLEY TOPP The empty Deane Apparel building in Rangiora’s King Street has been sold. It will be converted to a mix of retail and service space, with on­site parking. The building was previously owned by clothing manufacturer Deane Apparel, but the section at 194 King Street, is owned by the Ryde Investment Trust. Noel Gilchrist, the leasing agent for the building, said it was sold at auction on March 12, with the buyer settling in April. The buyer, who did not want to be named, was from Rangiora, he said. The new owner is investigating

options to rebuild, or strengthen and renovate the building to bring it up to modern standards. There will be 900 square metres of space available with up to 30 on­site car­park spaces. Mr Gilchrist, who is a real estate agent for Colliers International, works in Christchurch, but lives in Rangiora where he specialises in North Canterbury property. He was uncertain when the project would be completed. ‘‘That is the million­dollar question. Later in the year. If it could be open in time for Christmas trading, that would be fantastic.’’

Horse trainers have given the Hurunui District Council’s Northern Pegasus Bay Bylaw the thumbs up saying they are happy with the status quo. Neil Coulbeck told a council meeting horse trainers had no complaints and were happy with their lot. This is in spite of a submission to the council signed by horse owners and trainers that ticked the council off for treating them like ‘‘second class citizens’’. The submission said those who signed it were ‘‘opposed to the discriminatory undertones of this document that singled out one user as inferior (having to give way), over another. Mr Coulbeck said the person who wrote the document was overseas but had written it to get the council’s attention. He said trainers were happy with their lot at Leithfield Beach and were off the beach often before any other users, preventing any conflict with other users. Policy planner Cameron McLeod said the plan had been written so ‘‘high intensity users gave way to low intensity users’’. The council confirmed the bylaw with some minor alterations leaving the door open for ashes of loved ones to continue to be spread on North Canterbury beaches. Ngai Tahu had asked both the Hurunui and Waimakariri District Councils to ban the scattering or burying of ashes for ‘‘cultural reasons’’in Pegasus Bay.

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Bob Norrish has ‘‘mixed feelings’’ about retiring as Oxford Area School (OAS) principal. Mr Norrish, who is due to retire at the end of term two after 17 years at the school, says it is an exciting time to be involved in education. ‘‘Education has changed enormously. It is a really exciting time to be in education right now. Modern learning practices are changing the face of education. ‘‘We’re changing the way we teach to meet the needs of a different environment and the world our children are growing up in. ‘‘I’m pleased to be retiring in some ways, but I really enjoy my job. I will find it hard to leave some things behind and I will miss it.’’ Deputy principal Mike Hart has been appointed to replace Mr Norrish when he retires at the end of term two. Mr Norrish says there has been a lot of changes in his time at OAS, including the growth in the school roll, which has topped 550 this year, and the introduction of NCEA and national standards. He says he has enjoyed working with ‘‘a really committed and collegial staff’’ and working alongside ‘‘excellent’’ Board of Trustees members, including five board chairs. Mr Norrish has been the principal at OAS since term four in 1998, having previously been deputy principal at Mairehau High School in Christchurch. ‘‘One of the biggest challenges was coming to grips with the primary part of the school. But it has been a real privilege to be able to watch the kids grow from five­year­olds to year 13.’’ He plans to remain in Oxford in his retirement, while his wife Cheryl will continue teaching part time in the primary part of the school. ‘‘We will initially stay in the Oxford area. We really like living here. It’s a



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End of an era . . . Oxford Area School principal Bob Norrish (right) is preparing to hand PHOTO: DAVID HILL. over the reins to deputy principal Mike Hart. great community to live in. ‘‘I have nothing specifically planned, but I’m sure there will be some work in the education area that I will get involved in.’’ In the meantime, Mr Norrish plans to take a break, do some fishing and spend time with his grandchildren. He says the town has also changed a lot, with the growth in the area, changes in agriculture and the effects of the earthquakes and this has been reflected in changes in the school. ‘‘We are seeing a lot of changes in agriculture and that’s been reflected in the growth of agriculture as a subject in the senior school. ‘‘We are still very much a country school, which is reflected in our pet days and our involvement in the agricultural and pastoral show. It reflects our roots and the community we serve. It’s a very special character.’’

In recent years the school has offered different pathways with senior students having the opportunity to study agriculture through the National Trade Academy, based at Arion Farm at McLeans Island near Christchurch, and trades through the Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, spending one day away from the school each week. Mr Norrish has been active in the Oxford community, being a trustee for the Menz Shed and serving on the Arts in Oxford Gallery board, while Mrs Norrish is serving on the Oxford Eyre Advisory Board. While Mr and Mrs Norrish’s son was already at university when they arrived in Oxford, their daughters attended Oxford Area School. ‘‘When Cheryl starting working here in my second year, we would come home and the four of us had all spent the day at school.’’

Rangiora Town Hall in demand By SHELLEY TOPP North Canterbury people are making good use of their new Town Hall facility. ‘‘We are pleased with the level of bookings for the auditorium,’’ said Craig Sargison, community and recreation manager at the Waimakariri District Council. The main auditorium has seating for 360 with a second multi­use theatre (including cinema) providing 150 seats, 93 on tiered seating. There are also two boutique cinemas, each with 23 seats, and five dressing rooms for theatre performers.

The facility also has four sound­proofed meeting rooms/music­studio rehearsal rooms, which can accommodate 12 people, and a function room which can accommodate 140 people, available for hire, plus an area with kitchen facilities available where performers can relax, called The Green Room. Mr Sargison said that last week, in addition to cinema screenings, at the Town Hall there had been a seminar organised by Matt Doocey and Nick Smith for new home buyers, a meeting organised by Matt Doocey on the Government Rules Reduction Taskforce, and a concert in the auditorium: Catalyst Road Show which



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Real sense of growth Policies a question of of Waimakariri gained sale of substances

This week I got a real sense of how Waimakariri is growing when I hosted Associate Trade Minister Todd McClay and Transport Minister Simon Bridges in the electorate. Waimakariri is now the third largest district by population in the South Island, having overtaken Invercargill to fall behind Christchurch and Dunedin. With this growth has come demand on infrastructure. Therefore, it was good to attend, with the Transport Minister, the sod turning for the Western Belfast Bypass. When complete, the bypass will re­ route about half the traffic driving through Belfast. According to the Minister, the bypass is expected to open the motorway all the way through to Tram Road. Another impact of our growth is on the delivery of broadband services. At a briefing I arranged for Minister McClay, the message was clear that technology has progressed in leaps and bounds ahead of the infrastructure. Like the congestion on the motorway, there is too much traffic queueing for access to bandwidth. There’s been a huge uptake of technology, including more residents streaming movies into their homes, and

this is being multiplied with all the new homes and subdivisions. Both Ministers also heard from businesses that they are struggling to get skilled and semi­skilled staff as our district competes with Christchurch ­ even though many of those workers are living in Waimakariri. Latest figures put unemployment in Waimakariri at 2.6 per cent, which is considered full employment. There was good news around the KiwiSaver HomeStart initiative that Housing Minister Nick Smith promoted at a public meeting in Rangiora. About 900 people have been identified in Waimakariri as being eligible over the next five years for help to get them into their own homes. Homeownership in Waimakariri is at 80.3%, well above the national average of 64.8%. The picture presented to the Ministers was of a dynamic and growing region. Congestion of both the motorway and broadband will continue to be my focus as I work through a number of meetings in the weeks ahead. I had a really positive meeting around public transport recently and will continue working with residents and stakeholders around our issues.

Two recently­adopted Council policies have attracted attention recently, our Local Alcohol Policy (LAP) and our policy relating to the location of retailing of psychoactive substances. Both policies result from legislation and there are limits to what Parliament allows us to do. In both cases, the Council called for submissions and a number were received in both cases. As you would expect, the Police and health authorities were among the submitters, as well as the general public and, in the case of alcohol, the industry. Council hearing panels were involved In the case of the Local Alcohol Policy, the industry submitted for longer hours than he has been allowed, but it needs to be noted that the actual approved hours are close to what has been the case up until now. Some major retail groups began a process of appeal against the off­licence hours, but eventually withdrew. No local on­ licence holders even started the appeal process.. With psychoactive substances (‘‘legal highs’’), the actual substances are

approved by the Ministry of Health. None have been approved so far. If the Council did not have a policy about the sale of such substances, the only control would be through the District Plan and they would have been able to be sold anywhere where retailing is permitted in central Kaiapoi, Rangiora, Oxford, Woodend and Pegasus as well as in other local shopping centres like Lilybrook or the new one at Silverstream. The new policy permits sale only in a very limited area in central Rangiora. Note that the law permits only dedicated shops, i.e. the substances cannot be sold by dairies, service stations or any other kind of shop. Given the limited the extent of the area and the current ownerships in place, the barriers to establishing such an outlet (and there could be only one) are extremely high. If you don’t like the way the law ties the Council down, I suggest you write to the Minister of Health ­ which is something I have done on behalf of the community to reflect the submissions the Council received.

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Amberley Garden Club The club’s annual general meeting will be held on Monday, June 8, at 1.30pm at the Amberley Bowling Club pavilion. It will be followed by the presentation of cups and trophies and a quiz afternoon. All members a plate for afternoon tea. New members welcome. $20 subscriptions are now due. Free Sunday Concert Veronica van der Knaap, the well­known and highly regarded Christchurch pianist and teacher, will give a free recital in the Chamber Gallery on Sunday, June 14, at 2pm. Veronica came to NZ from the Netherlands in 1971 after training at the Amsterdam Conservatorium. She rapidly established herself in Christchurch as a music teacher and performer, being especially in demand as a highly professional accompanist. After a very busy career she retired from teaching three years ago but continues to perform whenever the opportunity arises. Programme: Scarlatti, Mozart, Schubert, Chopin, Rachmaninov. This concert is presented by the Waimakariri Community Arts Council in association with Creative Communities NZ. Food for Thought Food for Thought group presents ‘‘Small is Beautiful’’ in the Amberley Library on June 1, at 7.30. Magenta Wilde has built several small houses and will discuss how to be creative with both space and materials. A gold coin donation would be appreciated. Phone (03) 314 3734 for more info.

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Billy Graham to share his story at Waipara By AMANDA BOWES New Zealander of the Year Local Hero, motivational speaker and the person who turns disadvantaged boys lives around, Billy Graham, will be sharing his extraordinary life story at the Waipara Hall in June. Born into a family of eight children living in a two bedroom house, Billy Graham was kicked out of school at 13 and went to work in a wool warehouse. When his father found out, he made him do a butcher’s apprenticeship. Unknown to Billy, he had dyslexia and couldn’t pass the Master Butchers exam as he couldn’t read. Undeterred, he went and opened his own butcher’s shop. Many years later, a lecturer from a technical college who was visiting the butchery, recognised Billy’s dyslexia and explained to him that it need not be a disadvantage. Billy had a love for boxing and while running his business, became a New Zealand and Australasian boxing champion. In 1964 he won the Senior Mens Title at 16, something unheard of in New Zealand. During the 1990s he invented and manufactured his own fitness concept and touted it around the country direct selling to any place he could talk his way into. In 2006 he founded the Naenae Boxing Academy where the emphasis was on an old fashioned boxing gym. The gym caters for boys aged 11 to 16 and not long after opening was over subscribed so had an extension built.

The rules are simple, no swearing, drugs, gangs, hats or bullying. Everyone must shake hands and respect each other. The boxing gym has had a phenomenal effect on tagging and teen crime rates in the area. Most of the kids are from a disadvantaged background and out of 80 attending, less than 20 live in a two parent household. So dramatic has the success been of the gym, The Warehouse founder, Stephen Tindall along with Vodafone and Police Commissioner, Mike Bush have backed Billy Graham to set up similar venues in other parts of the country where teen crime is a problem. A pilot venture was put into place in Cannons Creek, Porirua, last year, where the ethos of respect, decency, loyalty and consequences for actions are in force. If the boxing venue reduces teen crime to the same extent it has in Naenae, 33 other places will be opened hopefully within the next decade in the largest crime areas in New Zealand. Now 67, Billy Graham spends his time coaching boxing, guest speaking and visiting schools around New Zealand speaking to students. Health Wise Hurunui is bringing Billy Graham to Waipara on June 14 where he will speak at 7.30pm. Supper will be provided and there will be lucky ticket prizes. Tickets are $5 and can be bought at the Amuri, Hawarden, Amberley and Cheviot Four Square.

Celebration . . . The Oxford Singers who will lead a celebration concert at the PHOTO: SUPPLIED. refurbished Oxford town Hall.

Oxford Singers The Oxford Singers’ Choir will celebrate the re­opening of the Oxford Town Hall. The Singers will perform at a variety concert at the town hall which has been closed four years for earthquake strengthening and re­furbishing. The Town Hall was originally opened on June 3, 1931, and the Oxford Singers will feature music from that era through the decades. The choir will be ably supported by the following local artists Mark Walton, the well known international musician, on saxophone and clarinet, the Dance Duo Grant Killner and Heather McLachlan from the Eden Dance School, Jan Harman and the Oxford Line Dancers and Oxford vocalists Chris Firkin and High School student Emma Rutherford. The Musical director and conductor is Margaret Purdie of Oxford, with accompanists Pauline Hurley, Rangiora, and Jackie Baddock, Ohoka.


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Rally championship at Ashley Forest next weekend The third round of this year’s national Rally championship will be raced over the roads of North Canterbury’s Ashley Forest at Queens Birthday weekend. The Lone Star Canterbury Rally will

be run over 10 special stages totalling 180 kilometres. Two of the stages will be on Saturday night and the remainder on Sunday. Last year’s event was run over a series of public roads in the Cheviot area in addition to the Ashley Forest. But next weekend’s rally returns to the traditional format with all stages in the forest. Fifty entries are expected, with the top seeding’s involving the cream of rallying in New Zealand. This includes the current championship leader Ben Hunt from Nelson in a Subaru, Phil Campbell, Tauranga Mitsubishi Evo, local driver Matt Summerfield, Subaru, Dylan Turner, Auckland, Mitsubishi Evo, Emma Gilmour, Dunedin, Suzuki, Lance Williams, Te Aroha, Subaru WRX, Kieran Hall, Nelson, Subaru and Richard Bateman, Blenheim, Mitsubishi Evo. Other notable entries include evergreen Trevor Crowe (now 70) in a Subaru, twice national champion from the 1980’s, Waikuku’s Brian Stokes, Ford Escort BDA and Kaiapoi’s Marcus Van Klink, Mazda RX7. After being forced to retire last year with engine problems, Matt Summerfield went on to finish fourth in the championship, with his co driver and sister Nicole claiming third in the co drivers title.

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Forty year celebration Contract By LINDSAY KERR

The 2015 Canterbury Rally will celebrate the 40th year of the New Zealand rally championship. It was in May 1975 that the inaugural national championship event was staged. This was the Canterbury Rally and organised by a panel from the local car clubs. This panel was headed by Dave McCahon. The event drew a bumper entry of 103 competitors. Unlike today’s rallies, the early events were marathons by comparison. The 1975 rally comprised 13 special stages totalling 750 kilometres. It started in the afternoon in the Malvern Hills before heading to the Ashley Forest. After a tea break in Rangiora there was a special stage at Woodford Glen Speedway then night stages in Banks Peninsula. Breakfast was at QE2 stadium before the last two stages in the Ashley

Forest. The Rally was won by Rod Millen in a Mazda RX3. Millen went on to win the championship. The car has recently been restored and is back in Millen’s ownership at his home on the Coromandel. Trevor Tapper from Tauranga was second, also in a Mazda RX3 with Trevor Crowe in a Datsun 1200SSS third. It was an amazing drive from Crowe had been seeded at 35. Crowe is the only survivor in the 2015 event. Other entries included some well known names from the decade. Future champions, Paul Adams, Jim Donald and Blair Robson along with Mike Marshall who won the New Zealand international rally that year. Circuit racing ace Leo Leonard drove a Datsun 1200 SSS and Jim Richards was 5th in his Ford Escort BDA. Garry Cliff , who has arguably competed in more Canterbury Rallies than anybody else over the 40 years started 68 in a Datsun 1200.

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Having never competed in a gravel rally, Murphy will be relying on some good advice from the experienced team. ‘‘I don’t know a lot (about rallying) so I don’t have any preconceived ideas,’’ says Murphy. ‘‘I need to work it out and try to learn as I go. I’m keen to get started and see what it’s all about.’’ he says. Murphy has no expectations other than to have fun and get to the finish. His only previous experience on gravel was the 2004 Silverstone Race to The Sky held in the Cardrona Valley, Central Otago, where he raced a purpose built Holden Commodore Ute.

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Extra challenges . . . Mature drivers face FILE PHOTO. challenges on the road. didn’t know the law had changed. They learn so much on our courses. Sometimes when you watch things on TV, they don’t quite grasp it. It comes on too quick for elderly people, and then it’s gone,’’ Ms Palmer says. Another challenge for older drivers is that they learnt to drive in manual cars, but now many people are driving automatics. Today’s cars are also more powerful. ‘‘People get into the habit of using their left foot for breaking, but they shouldn’t use their left foot at all (in an automatic),’’ Ms Palmer says. ‘‘Because cars are more powerful, people tend to put their foot down a bit

too much, revving their car and off they go.’’ The ‘‘two second rule’’ for following distances is another road rule which catches people out. At 100kmh the ‘‘two second rule’’ means the equivalent of about eight car lengths or two rugby fields. ‘‘In the time from when you put your foot on the break until you stop, you will have travelled more than one rugby field in length,’’ Ms Palmer says. ‘‘Cars are faster than cars they (mature drivers) learned to drive in. They always used to pump the breaks, but now cars have better breaks, so you don’t need to do that, so it can take even longer to stop.’’ Older drivers can also be intimidated by aggressive drivers on the road, motorists who follow too close behind, those who overtake when they do not have 100 metres of clear road in front of them and drivers who go too quickly around corners, Ms Palmer says. ‘‘Mature drivers get quite concerned when a car gets quite close. One lady said she panicked when a van with a boat was going round a bend on the other side of the road. She thought it was going to cross the centre line, and that’s what tends to happen when you’re speeding and turning at intersections.’’ People tooting at elderly drivers at traffic lights can also be intimidating. Drivers need to remember elderly people can be slower to react to lights changing. Age Concern also offers medication management courses, reminding mature drivers of the ‘‘lethal cocktail of a lack of food, medication and alcohol’’ when driving.

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‘Drive2Arrive’ course By ROBYN BRISTOW ‘Drive2Arrive’ was the road safety message to Amuri Area School pupils last week. The message focused students attention on speed and braking with demonstrations given on School Road showing the faster you travel on a motorbike or in a vehicle the more distance you need to be able to stop. Hurunui road safety co­ordinator Tony Francis says the demonstration saw students from both the secondary and primary side of the school lined up behind fences on School Road, Culverden, watching a demonstration by a motorcycle rider, Hank Randall. Mr Randall braked at different speeds, using just the front brake, back brake and then both brakes to prove front brake braking is the most effective. Mr Francis said a questionnaire tested students on the most effective braking method after watching the demonstration which included the use of dummies and braking at 20km, 50km and 60km.

He said braking at 60kmph the motorcycle hit the dummies showing it took nearly twice as long to stop than at 50kph. Senior students then went to the gymnasium to listen to Sergeant Nigel Price, head of the Police Serious Crash Unit, talk about speed and braking, and Christian Galen from the Attitude Trust, an inspiring speaker who engaged with the students and about speed and crashes. Mr Francis says ‘Drive2Arrive’ was reinforced by other speakers at the day which has replaced the annual May Car Day. It will follow the same rotational cycle of area schools in the Hurunui District that May Car Day did. ‘‘May Car Day had run for 10 years and revolved around the three area schools in North Canterbury. We decided it was time to refresh and reinvent the day to bring important road safety messages to students in a different way,’’ he said. Next month there will also be a day focused on alcohol.

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Braking . . . Hank Randall speeds down School Road, Culverden during a braking demonstration for Amuri Area School students.

Consideration needs to be given to legislation which reduces the liability of local councils. Waimakariri Mayor David Ayers attended last week’s Government’s Rules Reduction Task Force meeting in the Rangiora Town Hall and says local authorities often bear the burden for rules they have no control over. The Rules Reduction Task Force is touring the country to gather information about any legislation considered unnecessary. ‘‘I think a lot of decisions related to the government and local bodies have become risk adverse, as often legislation is the result of an adverse or traumatic event like Cave Creek, Pike River and of course the Canterbury earthquakes,’’ Mr Ayers says. ‘‘There’s a whole range of parliamentary acts councils have to work with and enforce, which we have no control over. As the consenting authorities, local councils are often left to take all of the blame if something goes wrong. ‘‘And unless parliament reduces that liability, the legal precedence leaves the council, and therefore ratepayers, exposed.’’ Mr Ayers says there was a good representation of groups impacted by legislation, including the two local MPs, Hurunui Mayor Winton Dalley, councillors and council staff, builders, developers, a retired lawyer and a real estate agent. He says the main items raised were legislation affecting builders and developers.

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Oxford Gig for Nepal

Ride of Respect . . . Some of the 300 bikers who raised $3100 for the RSA during a stop PHOTO: BOB PRITCHARD. off at the Oxford Working Men’s Club for lunch.

ChCh Ride of Respect By ROBYN BRISTOW One of the biggest gatherings of motorcyclists that North Canterbury has seen helped raise $3100 for the Returned Service Association on Sunday. The Christchurch Ride of Respect, co­ ordinated and run by the Widows Sons throughout New Zealand, saw 300 bikes, riders and pillion passengers leave the Papanui RSA last Sunday for the Templeton RSA. The huge group then headed to North Canterbury and the Oxford Working Men’s Club and on to the Rangiora RSA where the money was handed over to national RSA president, BJ Clarke. It took over five minutes for the bikes to rumble past addresses in Oxford as bikers headed to the club for a buffet lunch or to their favourite cafes before

leaving for the Rangiora RSA where the Last Post was played, a very poignant moment for all. Other rides held throughout New Zealand raised just over $10,000. The funds raised along the way during the Christchurch Ride of Respect, will stay in Canterbury and be used to support service personnel from all three branches of the armed forces. The ride was originally organised by two biking Grandmother’s, Julia Stevenson from Dartford in Kent and Anne Cole from Gloucester. Julia organised the first Ride of Respect back in 2010. Even in its first year over 22,000 motorcycles and pillions took part. The ride has continued to grow each year and over the past 4 years it has raised over half a million pounds for military charities.

The devastating Anzac Day Earthquake in Nepal and the ever increasing death toll has prompted an Oxford family to organise a fundraising concert ­ A Gig For Nepal. Kerry and musician husband, Chris Ward, who has played in several bands over the years and plays regularly in the Christchurch business district as a solo acoustic guitar/singer, and is part of a duo with Ben Crosson called ‘Hot Fuzz Duo’, have organised a huge show in the Oxford Town Hall at 6.30pm on May 30. Kerry says it all started as a tiny snowball which ‘‘day by day gets bigger and bigger with our awesome community getting involved’’. They have the town hall free of charge thanks to the Waimakariri District Council and ‘A Gig for Nepal’ will also feature a solo performance from Wadeo, Shannon­Aimee and Simzy and our duo’s The Stray Empire, The Hot Fuzz Duo, Six Left Standing, No Exit and Picture. Kerry says everyone contacted them to get involved and get behind the cause. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by emailing agigfornepal@gmail.com or can be purchased from Emma’s at Oxford, cash purchases only. ‘‘All of the proceeds for the ticket sales are being donated as this is a 100% non profit event and our charity is the Save The Children ­ Nepal Appeal,’’ says Kerry. The couple and other organisers have had an influx of donations from local and non local businesses for raffles which will be sold outside Supervalue. An auction will be held on the night thanks to donated goods such as a Home insulation package, a piece of art work by Christchurch artist Joel

Hart, a family photo shoot from award winning photographer Susannah Blatchford Photography and a night for two including breakfast at the Commodore. There will be nibbles on the evening thanks to Continental Caterers Rangiora and The Blue Dairy, Amberley plus local community members who have stepped up and offered their time to this event. ‘‘Our goals are big we are determined to sell the venue out which is 65 VIP which were $20 each (SOLD OUT) and 200 standing tickets equalling $3300 for Nepal plus we hope to push the raffles and auction to get this total to $6000 plus,’’ says Kerry. ‘‘If this event is a success we hope to make it an annual event as Nepal is going to need support for many many years to come,’’ she says.

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Well Being North Canterbury is advising people to consider the five ways to well being as they face a fifth winter following the earthquakes. The Mental Health Foundation’s five ways to well being ­ connect, be active, give, take notice and keep learning ­ are effective strategies to cope with stress, especially for older people, manager Deirdre Ryan says. She says the demand on Well Being North Canterbury’s services is continuing to grow, as the people struggle to move on from the earthquakes, amid other crises. Older people are finding it particularly tough to cope, having moved out of their homes and many facing social isolation. Ms Ryan says the lack of affordable housing is a reoccurring theme, while the recent summer drought is taking its toll on rural families. Social isolation is major concern for many families, particularly for immigrant workers in the Hurunui district. The growing demand means the organisation has had to create waiting lists for the first time, as it struggles to cope with increasingly complex cases ­ ‘‘one year or 18 months ago we didn’t have wait lists’’. A children’s councillor has been added to Well Being North Canterbury’s staff one day a week ‘‘to meet a real gap’’. An additional councillor has been appointed on Tuesdays to meet the needs of the Amberley community. However, Ms Ryan says there are things people can do to improve their health and well being. ‘‘Going into winter connecting is really important, even if you’re just trying to make an effort to talk with someone during the day.’’ One initiative Well Being North Canterbury has introduced to help people connect is ‘‘WWW ­ we welcome women’’, which meets every Friday from 10am at Hope Cafe at Rangiora Baptist Church. ‘‘It’s a connect group for women in the community to get together, have a coffee and a chat and make new friends,’’ organiser Alison Jagger says. ‘‘Some woman have found jobs, as well as making new friendships through

Mental health . . . Alison Jagger (left), Deirdre Ryan and Nicki Carter discuss the five PHOTO: DAVID HILL ways to well being. the group.’’ Another way to connect is through volunteering, Ms Ryan adds. ‘‘We are always looking for volunteers in Kaiapoi and Rangiora and volunteer drivers, so that’s connecting and giving.’’ Ms Ryan says being active is ‘‘not necessarily about running around the block’’, but could be as simple as going for a walk. ‘‘Being active is important in regards to mental health. Stress can be relieved by going for a short walk.’’ Ms Jagger says ‘‘WWW’’ also has a walking group which takes a stroll around Northbrook Stream on Fridays. Ms Ryan says taking notice is about ‘‘slowing down and paying attention to the simpler things’’. Well being . . . The five ways to well Keep learning is about new IMAGE: SUPPLIED being. experiences, taking opportunities and sharing skills and resources.

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SeniorNet helps people connect Help is at hand to ensure older people are not left behind in the computer age. Rangiora­based SeniorNet North Canterbury (Inc) offers a community training network that supports and motivates people aged 50+ to enjoy and use technology in their everyday lives, says local member Brian Johnstone. ‘‘Join in the fun and learn how to do everything from simple word processing to sending emails and searching the internet. ‘‘In small, friendly and stress­free classes, you’ll gain the skills and confidence you need to get the most out of information technology.’’ Courses and workshops are held Monday to Friday in the learning centre at Rangiora’s Trinity Methodist Church on King Street and there are monthly meetings with a guest speaker and afternoon tea on the fourth Tuesday of the Computer age . . . SeniorNet North Canterbury is helping people to connect. month. FILE PHOTO ‘‘The speakers are normally from industry or commerce and give an insight into how computers are utilised in their ‘‘We also have speakers who keep us up particular field,’’ Mr Johnstone says. to date on the latest developments in the

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Older people health strategy coming soon An updated Health of Older People Strategy is expected to be completed by the end of the year. Associate Health Minister Peseta Sam Lotu­Iiga says the updated strategy will take into account changes to the health and disability support service sectors since 2002, the emerging challenges faced by the healthcare system and the development of a new Health Strategy. ‘‘The financial sustainability of our healthcare system is crucial. This is especially significant given our ageing population,’’ Mr Lotu­Iiga says. He says there are now 675,000 New Zealanders aged 65 and over, compared to 467,000 in 2002. This number is expected to increase to around 900,000 by 2025. Former Health Minister Tony Ryall told The News during last year’s general election campaign that over 80s healthcare is the biggest health issue facing New Zealand over the next decade. ‘‘The prevalence of dementia will increase in the next 10 to 15 years. The rate of people in their 80s is expected to triple, so the future of healthcare is for the over 80s.’’ Mr Lotu­Iiga says a greater focus on new models of care and wellness will ensure the health system can keep up with the changing needs and expectations of our ageing population. ‘‘A stronger emphasis on person­centred care will also empower older New


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Tourism set to grow By DAVID HILL

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Kaikoura’s tourist industry has received a boost this week, topping off a successful season. Destination Kaikoura general manager Glenn Ormsby has attended the annual TRENZ conference in Rotorua this week, as visitor numbers in the tourist town continue to grow. Mr Ormsby says he arrived at the conference on Monday with 51 appointments over two­and­a­half days pre­arranged with tourist operators, politicians and media from 16 countries and expected to clock up 65 meetings before he returned home. He says he has been attending TRENZ conferences over the last few years and he can see real benefits for Kaikoura. He was joined this year by Whale Watch Kaikoura and Dolphin Encounter. ‘‘Absolutely. Once they start asking for products, whether that’s accommodation or tours or DVDs and next thing Kaikoura is up on their website, it all helps build our brand and our destination.’’ Mr Ormsby says the United Kingdom, German, Chinese, Australian and South­ East Asian markets have all shown strong growth in recent years and he hopes to build on that, with visitor numbers this year returning to pre­ earthquake and pre­global financial crisis levels. ‘‘It’s been a great season. It’s starting to slow down a bit as we head into winter, but people are still coming through. The weather’s been great for tourism in Cheviot, Hanmer and Kaikoura. ‘‘I feel sorry for the poor old farmers, but from a tourism standpoint it’s been

Glenn Ormsby. great and we’re still busy for this time of year, so we are pretty lucky. ‘‘But you’ve got make your own luck and I will continue to work hard to make sure our tourism grows.’’ Kaikoura Mayor Winston Gray says the tourist operators he has spoken to are all feeling positive about this season. ‘‘It has been remarkable and it’s gone on. There seems to be more people around now than normal, but it’s expected to slow down soon for winter.’’ Whale Watch Kaikoura has reported that Chinese tourist numbers passing through its operation has grown by 200 per cent in the last four years and expects it to double over the next five years. Christchurch International Airport has reported a 59% increase in Chinese arrivals in the four months to March 31, from 8064 in 2014 to 12,804 this year, according to Statistics New Zealand.

High Street stage two begins Work is about to get under way on stage two of restoring High Street to two­way traffic. Following the completion last month of realigning the Ashley and High Streets corner and two­way traffic opened up along High Street from Ashley Street to Victoria Street now completed, work is about begin on stage two, to extend two­ way traffic from Victoria Street to Percival Street. Coffee Culture Corner is likely to be the starting point, with the realignment of the kerb to allow a left turn for traffic turning from Victoria Street into High Street. This will be coupled with a slightly reconfigured outdoor seating area. There is further work to be done before this section of High Street can be opened to two­way traffic. This includes kerb adjustments at the pedestrian crossing at Good Street, installation of a new pedestrian crossing between Conway

Lane and the Farmers site, the removal of angle parking and new line marking for parallel parking bays. Installation of a feature paved area outside the Post Office building, Conway Lane and north of Percival Street will make up a large portion of the stage two work. The paved area will be raised to encourage traffic to slow down on the approaches to this area. ‘‘With the realignment work now completed and the traffic lights in operation at Cenotaph Corner, it means that this work to improve the main street in Rangiora can progress. This has been on the horizon for some time, and it’s invigorating to see it coming to fruition,’’ says Councillor Neville Atkinson, the council’s Rangiora and Kaiapoi town centres portfolio holder. Stage two is due to be completed in July, opening High Street to two­way traffic from Ashley Street to Percival Street.

Young leaders day a success Leaders inspired about 1300 students ­ 130 of them North Canterbury primary and intermediate students ­ at National Young Leaders Day (NYLD) at the Wigram Air Force Museum last week. Speakers, who included nine­time Coast to Coast race winner Steve Gurney, World Vision youth partner manager Chris Jupp, singer­songwriter Jamie McDell, and teacher turned motivational speaker William Pike, who lost his right leg as a result of a volcanic eruption on Mt Ruapehu in 2007, shared stories and insights from their own leadership journeys. Also speaking to the students was entrepreneur, international speaker and number one best­selling author, Dr Sam Hazledine, who is regarded as one of the brightest young business minds in New Zealand. Dr Hazledine has been the recipient of a Young Entrepreneur of the Year award from Ernst & Young and a Sir Peter Blake Leadership Award. He encouraged the students to find their passion and get

excited. ‘‘Start asking the question what would excite me? Get out of your comfort zone, challenge and excite yourself. ‘‘When you’re excited about what you want to do, and you know why you want to do it, you can achieve anything,’’ he said. ‘‘If you stand still and do nothing, you will never see the opportunities that open up.’’ NYLD spokesperson Jayson Kingsbeer says the event theme ‘‘Your Amazing Journey’’ encourages students to set goals and make a plan for their leadership journey ahead. He says choosing the right speakers to talk to the students plays a crucial part in the success of the event. ‘‘Speakers are chosen from diverse backgrounds, it’s not about being famous, it’s about being a great leader and having an inspiring story to share. ‘‘We encourage them to share the lessons they’ve learned on their own leadership journey, not just the good lessons, but also the lessons they’ve learned from failures and difficult choices.’’

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Organised chaos . . . ‘‘Messy Church’’ has arrived in Amberley.


‘Messy Church’ popular Messy Church and its ‘‘well­planned chaos’’ is a big hit in Amberley, The inter­generational activity at the Anglican church, which has embraced ‘‘Messy Church’’ over the past four years, is catering for a growing number of people, especially families with children, says co­ordinator Sally McKenzie. Sally says Messy Church, which is held on Sunday afternoons from 4.15pm, is not limited to Anglicans or regular church­ goers. ‘‘In fact, Messy Church caters for people who find that Sunday morning church isn’t a good fit for them,’’ she says. Sally says there are many reasons why fronting up to a traditional church service on Sunday morning doesn’t work well for a growing number of people. ‘‘These include the decline of Sunday School, busy Sundays, sports, or just a lack of familiarity with church. So Messy Church is designed to be fun, social, and at a more convenient time.’’

Children are accompanied by a parent(s) or a carer at the sessions, but adults have time to socialise because volunteers are on hand to help. ‘‘Let me be clear ­ it might be ‘Messy’, but the parents do not have to clean up!’’ The format is becoming a drawcard for older parishioners who delight in mucking in with the little ones. There are Bible stories, music and child­friendly prayers, multi­media and craft activities all based on a single theme for the day. ‘‘Sometimes the children do baking, drama or games. It ends with a shared, relaxed supper of finger food and is all over by about 6pm,’’ Sally says. At the moment resources only allow Messy Church to happen every second month, but there are plans to increase this. The next session is on Sunday, May 31, starting at 4.15pm in the Anglican hall on Church Street, Amberley. All welcome.

Kiwi’s Intrepid Journey, a children’s story that has been written to help primary school­aged children deal with anxiety, loneliness, and confidence issues, has been launched. It incorporates ideas such as mindfulness, perspectives, strengths, self­awareness, thoughts and feelings. The story follows Kiwi, who at first is too frightened to leave his hidey hole. In awe of all the other birds in the bush, he undertakes an important task which allows him to gain new perspectives, break free from his fear and enjoy life. The author, former North Canterbury resident Anna Dalzell, has utilised the New Zealand native bird as a character that shy or anxious children can relate to and the story is designed to instil useful ways of thinking about things ­ constructive ways of dealing with life’s challenges.

‘‘My background in teaching, mental health support, NLP coaching, and parenting has enabled me to create a story that will help children make sense of how they fit in, and how they can use their thoughts in order to feel better and enjoy life. ‘‘It is a book to be enjoyed first and learned from second.’’ The book has been beautifully illustrated by the successful and popular Culverden artist Jane McIntosh. Jane’s depictions of both native and introduced birds and critters are delightfully expressive and colourful. ‘‘Kiwi’s Intrepid Journey ­ How a frightened kiwi made a great discovery’’ by Anna Dalzell and illustrated by Jane McIntosh. Copies are available direct from the author at www.change.net.nz. Online payments accepted, $23 + $3pp.

Trinity Trio concert in Rga A concert combining the extraordinary talents of violinist Stella Kim, cellist Sally Kim and pianist Tina Kim will be held at the Rangiora Library on Friday, June 5. The Trinity Trio won the prestigious 2013 Pettman/ROSL scholarship and have had the opportunity to perform at a number of well­known events and venues in the United Kingdom last year. The trio were also invited to perform in Thailand.

They will perform Joseph Haydn ­ Piano Trio in F Major, Hoboken XV:6, Felix Mendelssohn ­ Piano Trio No. 2 in c Minor, Op. 66 Gareth Farr ­ Ahi Trio and Johannes Brahms ­ Piano Trio No. 1 Op. 8 in B Major in the Chamber Gallery from 7.30 pm. Tickets are $20 for adults and students $10, from Rangiora Library. The evening is presented by the Waimakariri Community Arts Council in association with Pettman Open Chamber Music.

Rangiora Bridge Club results Saturday Afternoon Cherry Pairs: North/South: Sarah Waldron/Des Steere 1. East/West: Suzette McIlroy / Liz Partridge 1. Monday Afternoon Rimu Pairs: N/S: Mary Fenwick / Ros Crighton 1, Tom Rose / Richard Luisetti 2, Judith Driver / Jan Roose 3. E/W: Kareen McKay / Joy Scott 1, Rachael

White / Betty McGregor 2, Dawn Simpson / Robin Hassall 3. Wednesday Evening Presidents: N/S: Brett Waterfield / Ian Brash 1, Geoff Norris / Dave Tocker 2, Lynda Cameron / Barry Smart 3. E/W: Lesley Smith / Jack Lyon 1, Lester Garlick / Tom Rose 2, Nikki Kutyn / Gaynor Hurford 3.

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Youth seek support for Rga concert Waimakariri Youth Council and WaiYouth are planning to bring a big name New Zealand artist to Rangiora. Northland singer / songwriter Jamie McDell is set to perform in the Rangiora Town Hall at the end of July. However the Waimakariri groups must fundraise to stage these kinds of events. The concert follows youth groups staging a sold out concert with Nelson duo Broods in August last year for more than 500 young people with support from the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (winter chill funding). The Youth groups had to stage the sold out event in Christchurch due to the lack of a venue in the district, Waimakariri District Council youth development co­ordinator Tina Curry says. ‘‘Now that we have a first class venue we want to bring big name acts to Rangiora. It’s important to bring these events to our district, rather than just having them all go to Christchurch. There is also

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limited transportation for young people in our district. ‘‘We need funding and sponsorship to put Waimakariri on the map for main stream concerts and events.’’ Tina says the recent wellbeing survey identified that young people are desperate for more quality events and programs and with Waimakariri being one of the fastest growing districts in the South Island young people should have events that represent their lifestyle and culture. Jamie McDell, who comes from Mangawhai, north of Auckland, recently appeared as a guest artist on X Factor New Zealand and Good Morning, performing her new song ‘‘Back of My Mind’’ with Thirsty Merc. If you want to support bringing pop concerts to Rangiora please contact Tina for sponsorship and funding opportunities. Contact 021­681275 or Tina.curry@wmk.govt.nz.

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Disney’s ‘‘Beauty and the Beast’’ is set to come to life in Rangiora next week. The North Canterbury Musical Society (NCMS) is returning to the Rangiora Town Hall next Friday, May 29, for a production of ‘‘Beauty and the Beast’’, based on the popular Disney movie. Director Paul Johnson says the cast of 35 and backstage crew has been working hard to familiarise themselves with the newly renovated Rangiora Town Hall. ‘‘We don’t want to spoil anything, but I’m definitely looking forward to re­ opening the town hall with a bang. ‘‘You could say, we are giving the old girl a bit of a stress test. ‘‘We moved everything into the theatre over the weekend, which necessitated some late nights and we are starting to find our way around the space again, so we are getting there. It’s a bit like returning home, but home has been renovated while you were out.’’ Mr Johnson says the 35­strong cast comprises actors from throughout North Canterbury and Christchurch. The lead role of Belle is being played by Layna Hunt, a performing arts graduate from the Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT), while fellow Christchurch actor Lance McBride will play the Beast. ‘‘Lance is no stranger to North Canterbury audiences, as he has been in


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Not feasible council’s long term plan, to set aside $400,000 for the work on the pavilion. He says it is a shame a multi­ purpose facility is not feasible but building a facility to cater for sports and conferences is expensive and ‘‘not affordable for the community’’ ‘‘We just don’t have the numbers and national sporting bodies such as netball and rugby, who love to come to Hanmer Springs, say they don’t need a big hall or gym,’’ he says. The report says the high performance sporting groups are attracted to the town for other reasons and provided there is an adequate gym facility they are happy. It found there was a need for a larger gym facility and suggested consultation with the North Canterbury Sport and Recreation Trust which could be a possible partner in a gym facility for the town. The study also identified consideration be given to establish a medium sized conference facility in Hamner Springs. ‘‘While there is a desire for a medium sized conference facility in Hanmer Springs the Hanmer Springs domain is not an appropriate site for such a facility. In addition to this, feedback from various stakeholders has indicated that conference facilities require significant investment and innovation to make them desireable on the conference market.’’

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The push is on to have money set aside by the Hurunui District Council to help upgrade the existing Hanmer Springs sports pavilion after a report found building a multi­ use facility in the town to cater for sports teams and visitors was not feasible. The report, commissioned jointly by the Hurunui District Council and the Hanmer Springs Community Board, found it was ‘‘not feasible in Hanmer Springs at this point in time’’. It also found that neither was a ‘‘significant upgrade’’ of the existing sports pavilion but recommended a ‘‘basic’’ refurbishment of the pavilion to increase the functionality of the space would be the most economic way of improving facilities in the town. ‘‘Some cosmetic improvements should be made to the pavilion including the reconstruction of the upstairs and downstairs entrances to improve accessibility, the inclusion of an upstairs toilet, the installation of windows on the western side of the building to allow the afternoon sun to enter the building and the reconfiguration of the downstairs changing area. It is envisaged that these improvements can be undertaken within the existing annual plan budget for the upgrade,’’ the report says. Cr Jason Fletcher, says the community board has made a recommendation to the

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THE ASHLEY HOTEL PIG HUNT Queens Birthday Weekend 29 - 31 May

New owners to host Ashley Hotel pig hunt New owners and a smorgasbord of categories and prizes make this year’s Ashley Hotel Pig Hunt a special event. Stewart Mee and Tracey Richards took over the Ashley Hotel at Easter. They had been looking for a business to buy for sometime and decided to ‘‘have a crack’’ at buying the country pub. It was baptism by fire for Tracey, who already had her bar managers licence and Stewart, a truck driver, who had previous hospitality experience working in bars in Australia, when many took advantage of a visit to the pub during the long Easter weekend. Having experienced the busy time they are now looking forward to the Pig Hunt on May 29, 30 and 31 ­ Queens Birthday weekend. Tracey says the pub has an extensive menu with everything under $20 and a courtesy car to ensure people can enjoy

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their time at the hotel and still get home safely. Food is available Wednesday to Sunday with a roast available on Sunday and steak, a mixed grill, chicken kiev, Catch of the Day, bangers and mash and a seafood basket or platter available throughout the week. Burgers ­ fish, chicken and beef ­ are available at any time, along with bacon butties, mouse traps and wedges. Stewart is a keen sportsman having coached the Kaiapoi Bulldogs to the Premiership title in 2007. Both he and Tracey are keen to continue the hotel’s traditional support of the Ashley Rugby Club and for now provide food platters for players after practice and cherrios and other nimbles are free on a Friday evening for patrons. Stewart says this year a kids class for keen young hunters under 14 years, has been introduced to the pig hunt. Budding young hunters can enter a possum, rabbit or hare in the competition and line up alongside and vie for prizes with hunters contesting the heaviest boar, heaviest sow, average boar and average sow. There is also a prize for the hunter with the highest overall average weight, the longest tusks, the heaviest stag and

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Top crop . . . Tim Bristow in his winning fodder beet crop.

Glentui fodder beet supreme champion A four hectare paddock of fodder beet grown at Glentui, took out the Supreme champion prize and the Des McGrath Cup, in the Oxford Agricultural and Pastoral Association’s winter feed competition. A total of 80 paddocks of winter feed were entered in this year’s competition. Glenore Ltd’s autumn fallowed, glyphosate sprayed paddock of Rivage fodder beet, had earlier won the best Fodder Beet crop while a second paddock of beet grown by Glenore Ltd took second place. Glenore Ltd’s manager Tim Bristow says 7.5 tonne to the hectare of Oxford Lime was applied to the paddock in the autumn before being sprayed again in the spring with glyphosate, giant disced and power harrowed with 600kg of Ballance fodder mix per hectare spread before it was drilled by Tim Molloy from Sefton. Mr Bristow said 200kg of Sustain potash was spread aerially per hectare by Way to Go Heliservices and the crop was pre­emerged sprayed and had two post­ emergence sprays by Waimak Spraying and Way to Go. The most outstanding crop of brassica was won by Kevin and Phillip Wells, who also won the prize for the most points overall. Vivienne Garret took out the prize for the most outstanding grass or cereal crop, while Andrew Mehrtens was awarded the

prize for the most outstanding mixed or other crop. Graeme Horn won the most outstanding direct drilled class. Results were: Kale Irrigated: K and P Wells (Agricom) 1, L and W Maine (Mehrtens Ag/Womersleys) 2, N and L Thompson (Mehrtens Ag) 3, R Frahm (Mehrtens Ag) 4. Kale non irrigated: D Turner (Agricom) 1, M Hendron (Springfield Lime) 2, P Bay (Womersleys) 3, P Rae (Frews) 4. Forage Rape: K and P Wells (Canterbury Seeds) 1, R Macfarlane (Springfield Lime) 2, D and W Wells (Stubbs Groundspreading) 3. Fodder beet: Glenore Ltd (T Bristow) 1 (Dupont) and 2 (Mehrtens Ag), P and B Phillpot (Oxford Working Men’s Club) 3. Permanent pasture: V Garrett (Waimak Spraying, PGG Wrightson) 1, K and P Wells (PGG Wrightson) 2, G and W Mehrtens (Mehrtens Ag) 3. Short Rotation: C and J Glassford (Oxford Lime) 1. Cereal Greenfeed: G Horn (Fraser Grain and Seed) 1, A and A Reed 2 (Genetic Technologies) and 3 (Frews). Mixed (incl brassica): M and R Taggart (Oxford Lime) 1 and 3 (Mehrtens Ag) , Glenore Ltd (T Bristow, Farmlands) 2. Mixed other: W and J Boocock (Mehrtens Ag, Canterbury Seeds Ltd) 1, G Williams (Farmlands) 2, A and A Reed (Mehrtens Ag) 3.

Dry weather poses challenge It is still very dry for May and winter feed crops are still calling for water and warmth in many parts of the Waimakariri district. Along with insect and disease pressure early on, the cost of growing winter feed is likely to be higher this year than most and worst of all yields could well be back. However Andrew Gilchrist, the organiser of the Northern A&P Association’s annual winter feed competition, is confident there will be some impressive yields. ‘‘Water will be the key this year. Anyone with reliable water should have produced excellent crops,’’ he says. The competition will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 26 and 27, with the annual hay and silage competition on Friday, May 29, followed by a combined prize giving evening at the A&P function centre at 8pm. ‘‘The evening prize giving is a great night. Judges give a brief overview of crops and share years of knowledge. An enjoyable and informative evening out,’’ says Andrew.

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‘High marks’ for farm Farm pay rates improving Federated Farmers and Rabobank’s 2015 employee remuneration report shows farm employee remuneration is rising despite tough industry conditions. Salaries across the industry groups generally were equal at entry level, though some dairy farm employees, such as dairy farm managers, had higher salaries compared with their sheep and beef counterparts. Federated Farmers dairy chairman Andrew Hoggard says it has been a fairly unfavourable year for farming all round, especially in the dairy industry, with returns down 40 percent. ‘‘That said the survey shows farm staff wages are increasing. Generally employers are happy with their staff, with 77% saying they are very satisfied or extremely satisfied with their employees. Top marks . . . Lincoln University Dairy Farm ‘‘That proves staff are valued and challenges the mainstream perception that manager Peter Hancox discusses the farm workers are not rewarded,’’ Mr season’s performance at the farm’s focus PHOTO: DAVID HILL Hoggard says. day last week. The report also says there has been a decrease in working hours. this and to continue to achieve profitability without compromising our ‘‘This might be due to new survey questions this year, which mean we are environmental footprint.’’ Mr Pellow says the season’s success is now getting a truer indicator of actual a credit to farm manager Peter Hancox’s hours worked. ‘‘People tend to concentrate on hours hard work. Mr Hancox says the farm is on track to farm employees work in the busiest time of produce around 272,500kg of milk solids, year and overlook the fact that hours which is just below the target of 500kgMS fluctuate markedly from season to season. There are quiet times of the year as well.’’ per cow. The farm’s break even point is $4.03 per kgMS, compared to $4.28/kgMS Mr Hoggard says the report once again highlights that package extras, such as last season. Cost savings were achieved in grass food, vehicle use and electricity, are over silage, which was slightly cheaper than and above the salary. ‘‘More than 80% of employees are using budgeted, using less nitrogen and urea and a farm assistant leaving last month farming houses. These benefits can reach and not being replaced. However, there several thousands of dollars.’’ Mr Hoggard says he welcomes the results were cost increases in using more showing farmers are now better at keeping irrigation and higher animal health costs. employee data, with three­quarters formally recording working hours. The final season results will be available at the farm’s winter focus day ‘‘There is still a lot of work to do but this year’s results show we are heading in the in July, Mr Hancox says. ‘‘The budget for next season will not be right direction and it reminds all farmers much different. We have low inputs and a that they are obliged to keep time records. grass­based system, but we are constantly looking at our expenses to see where we can cut back, but most of our expenses are fairly fixed.’’

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The Lincoln University Dairy Farm has given itself high marks for a successful season. South Island Dairying Development Centre executive director Ron Pellow says farm management has scored the farm B+ for profitability, A+ for estimated nitrogen leaching and A+ for cost control, in spite of a challenging season with Fonterra’s low farmgate milk price and the dry summer. However, Mr Pellow told farmers at the farm’s autumn focus day last Thursday that the B+ for profitability is ‘‘probably a little harsh’’, given the challenges of the season and good milk production in May, which has the farm on target for ‘‘a dairy operating profit’’ of $192,568 or $1204 per hectare. Mr Pellow says he is proud of the results, as the farm has achieved its objective of maintaining a sustainable profit without increasing the farm’s environmental footprint, after adopting ‘‘nil­infrastructure, low input’’ farm system this season based on the Pastoral 21 system successfully trialled at the university’s dairy research farm. ‘‘We saw an opportunity to run that system at scale on this farm. Last year it cost us $84,000 to meet our nitrogen leaching target, so we changed our system.’’ The new system has fewer cows (560), with a stocking rate of 3.5 cows per hectare, using less nitrogen (150kg/ha) and has a target milk production of 500kg of milk solids per cow. Mr Pellow says the farm has produced just 3.3 per cent less milk this season from 11% fewer cows, using 43% less nitrogen fertiliser and consuming 48% less imported silage. Three paddocks, or 15% of the farm, have also been regrassed. ‘‘I’d have to say I’m pretty proud of those metrics. We have shown that it is possible to reduce bought­in feed and bought­in nitrogen fertiliser, if the stocking rate is also reduced, and still achieve a profitable outcome. ‘‘We are definitely heading in the right direction. Our challenge is to maintain

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Hurunui draws close match In a bruising encounter, the Matt Blair Motors Hurunui Rangers men’s division 2 football team was held to a 1­1 draw by a fired up Christchurch United team. Already severely hampered by player injuries this season, Rangers was lucky to escape without any more as United seemed determined to win at any cost, collecting a total of five yellow cards in the process. Edge de Pavia clinically put away the opening goal 25 minutes into the first half, the remaining time proving just as difficult as the first 20. At the half time break much was said about the likelihood of United coming out hard and it did exactly that forcing a corner in the first five minutes. Pin point accuracy saw the ball headed between the Hurunui keeper and far post defender, levelling the scores. Both teams had opportunities to break the deadlock, but neither team was able to capitalise. The game was well controlled by Mainland referee Dylan Waugh. While the Hurunui team remains unbeaten, other results will determine its position in the league. Next week Hurunui faces Universities at Amberley Domain in the last game in round 1. Hurunui Rangers presidents 1 Selwyn United 3 The Matt Blair Motors Hurunui Rangers presidents received a

visit from the unbeaten Selwyn United team, based in Ellesmere. This was a big, tall team and it was quickly evident that Hurunui was not going to win the aerial game. The match quickly settled down into a struggle for possession, with both teams holding well, and then giving it away before getting the opportunity to get the ball in the goal. For Hurunui, Jarreth Anderson had a good game between the sticks and he drew high praise from the Selwyn players after the game. His efforts helped presidents go to the break at 0­0. However, Hurunui quickly conceded two goals after the break, but fought back well to complete some of the best passing of the season with a goal by Kieran Mitchell. The final 3­1 result was probably a fair reflection of the game. Of note were the efforts of Isaac Hassall in mid field and Ariel Baucero and Sam Rowland in central defence. It was also great to see two father and son combos out on the field together with Dave and Robson Chiverton and Scott and Michael Davidson turning out. Hurunui masters 2 High School Old Boys 2 The masters played top of the table HSOB and followed the usual tactic of conceding an early goal, through a lack of speed in defence, before conceding a soft

penalty. The half ended 0­1 to Old Boys. Hurunui came straight out from half time and discovered a passing game that bamboozled the opposition and led to a quick goal. This was quickly followed by a Dave Chiverton cross goal header that was expertly steered into the goal by a lurking Scott Davidson. Scott Cameron delighted in turning his marker inside out all day long and it was not too long before this brought the attention of the heavier defenders and he was scythed down in a cynical challenge on the edge of the box. Hurunui was looking good at 2­1 up but with five minutes left conceded a corner. Chiv cleared the ball out of the box, only for it to fall to one of the clumsy defenders who somehow smashed it on the half­volley into the top of the net. In highlights from junior and youth football, Robson Chiverton scored five goals for the 15th grade and in the process scoring his third consecutive hat­trick, and both Fin Newman and Katelyn Burnett scored their first ever goals in their 6th grade games. Results: 15s 6 St Andrew’s College 1, 13s 3 St Andrew’s College 5, 12s 0 Ferrymead Bays 17, 11 White 0 FC Twenty 11 7, 11 Blue 7 CTFC 0, All Stars 7 Waimak 1, Stormers 0 Waimak Firebirds 10, Hurunui Aces 11 Waimak Bandits 1, Lightning 1 Waimak Tigers 4, Lions 2 Waimak Jets 3, Griffins 5 Waimak Ghosts 5, Heroes 3 Waimak Galaxy 11, Hunters 2 Waimak Bears 10.

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From the sidelines The North Canterbury Sub Union ran a very successful fundraising evening last Friday. Initial indications are that more than $18,000 was raised which should ensure that a planned two­match development tour to Brisbane in early July can go ahead. The two top teams in the Mike Greer Homes div 2 competition, Woodend and Oxford, were involved in a high­intensity match that turned into a real nail biter. With only a minute or two left to play, Oxford scored its fifth try. A successful conversion would have put Oxford in front by one point, but when it was waved away the players had to chance their arm and conceded an injury time penalty that gave Woodend the win 31­27 even though it was outscored five tries to three. So, by the narrowest of margins, Woodend retained its unbeaten record. This Oxford div 2 team has been a revelation this season. A comparative easy­ beat in this grade over recent seasons, effective club recruiting and the arrival into the district of many involved with the dairy industry, has brought

a new­found strength to the Oxford teams in both open grades. A number of players in the division 2 side do have previous experience at division 1 level which is now proving invaluable. Ashley and Amberley have joined forces to form a team in the Combined under­16 grade and are operating on minimal numbers. Regardless of that, the combined side will have been heartened to record a good victory over Methven at Loburn on Saturday. Lock Fraser Lintott celebrated his 16th birthday by scoring one the combined team’s tries (see photo page 27) It is to be hoped that this team can attract some more players to ensure they can meet the season’s commitments. Three of the North Canterbury teams in the Luisetti Seeds Combined division 1 competition have all run into a solid patch of form. Glenmark, Oxford and Saracens have all now racked up wins over three successive Saturdays. In Saracens’ case the victories have come too late to qualify for a play­off position but the team’s confidence will be increasing ahead of the North Canterbury round just over a month away.



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North Canty rugby results Luisetti Seeds, division one, section one: Prebbleton 12 Lincoln 15, Hornby 0 Rakaia 24, Southbridge 20 Oxford 21, West Melton 15 Glenmark 43, Celtic 27 Kaiapoi 24. Section two: Hampstead 43 Ohoka 15, Ashley 18 Methven 20, Southern 43 Burn/Duns/ Irwell 26, Waihora 15 Darfield 19, Rolleston 5 Saracens 39. Mike Greer Homes North Canterbury Ltd division two: Ashley 26 Amberley 28, Hurunui 46 Kaiapoi 16 (Hurunui retains Pickering Shield), Ohoka 17 Glenmark­Cheviot 17, Woodend 31 Oxford 27. Metro Colts Cup: Christchurch 0 Glenmark 31 (Glenmark retains Challenge Shield), Hurunui 0 Belfast 5. Women’s Cup: Kaiapoi 17 Linwood 0. Ellesmere/North Canty/mid Canty combined under 18: Waihora 17 Rangiora High School 36, Ashley/Oxford 12 West Melt/Rolleston 18, Hurunui 17 Kaiapoi 59, Celtic 10 Lincoln 10, Malvern Comb 33 Methven/Rakaia 23. Combined under 16: Celtic 64 Oxford 26, Prebbleton 27 Kaiapoi/Woodend 17, West Melt/ Southbridge 29 Hampstead 26. Section two: Ashley/ Amberley 55 Methven 5, Hurunui 31 Lincoln 15, Waihora 21 Malvern 0. Mike Greer North Canterbury Ltd under 14.5: Ashley Blue 61 Ohoka 33, Ashley Green 38 Saracens 22, Oxford 15 Kaiapoi 31. Under 13: Ashley 10 Amberley 63, Hurunui 19 Kaiapoi 54, Ohoka 26 Oxford 12, Saracens 26 Woodend 15.

Under11.5: Ashley Blue 68 Ashley Green 17, Hurunui Black 5 Kaiapoi 62, Hurunui Blue 19 Amberley 54, Ohoka Black 20 Oxford 15, Ohoka Red 0 Saracens Red 41, Saracens Blue 30 Woodend 10. Under 10: Ashley Blue 25 Glenmark­Cheviot 20, Ashley Green 40 Oxford Black 40, Hurunui Black 25 Kaiapoi 30, Ohoka Black 45 Oxford Red 10, Ohoka Red 30 Saracens Red 60, Saracens Blue 55 Woodend 20. Under 9: Ashley Blue 50 Glenmark­Cheviot 5, Ashley Green 60 Ashley White 20, Ohoka Black 45 Oxford 45, Ohoka Red 20 Saracens Red 60, Saracens Blue 30 Woodend 35. Under 8: Ashley Blue 40 Glenmark­Cheviot 40, Ashley Green 55 Oxford Black 20, Saracens Orange 50 Amberley 25, Ohoka Black 45 Oxford Red 30, Ohoka Red 25 Saracens Red 40, Saracens Blue 35 Woodend 55. Under 7: Ashley Blue 75 Glenmark­Cheviot 45, Ashley Green 80 Oxford Black 85, Ashley White 30 Saracens White 55, Hurunui Black 80 Kaiapoi 80, Ohoka Black 70 Oxford Red 40, Ohoka Red 95 Saracens Red 95, Ohoka White 95 Saracens Blue 75, Woodend 45 Saracens Orange 60. Under 6: Ashley Blue 40 Ashley White 40, Ashley Green 65 Oxford Black 65, Ashley Gold 45 Ohoka Blue 45, Hurunui Blue 65 Amberley 60, Ohoka Black 65 Oxford Red 65, Ohoka Red 50 Saracens Red 55, Saracens Blue 40 Ohoka White 60, Saracens Green 45 Ohoka Green 40, Woodend 45 Saracens Orange 40.

Netball action . . . Waiau’s Future Ferns 1 wing defence Alanah Flintoff looking to pass to PHOTO: SUPPLIED her team mates.

Waiau hosts netball It was a cool and calm day in Waiau for the latest round of the Hurunui Netball competition. Although there was rain overnight the weather held for the day, which provided the platform for some great netball for the crowd that had gathered. The few spots of rain that did fall did nothing to dampen spirits, but it did keep up the demand for sausages and burgers on the sideline, where a big crowd of locals gathered to support the club day. The day started with a confident display from Hanmer A beating Hawarden A and was followed by Waiau A vs Cheviot S. Although a social team in name, Cheviot S is very competitive on the court and kept Waiau on its toes in a tight 7­10 game at quarter time. Both teams have some new faces and combinations on board which showed, with some early season nerves making plenty of ball available to a quick hand, namely newcomers Liv Pinckney and Loren Pedley.

At half­time, Waiau maintained its early lead of 20­15 despite some great defending from Cheviot’s Zoey Young and Philippa Sommerville. However the introduction of fresh legs in coach/co­captain Kate Shadbolt at half time gave Waiau the boost it needed to pull away in the second half to a final score of 47­23 to Waiau. Waiau’s two Future Ferns teams played well in front of the home crowd as did all the visiting teams demonstrating good ball skills and fair play making for a great watch for all the proud parents and grandparents lining the sidelines. Results

Senior A: Culverden A 34 Waiau Social 11, Hanmer A 49 Hawarden A 25, Waiau A 47 Cheviot Social 23, Cheviot A 46 Glenmark A 18. Senior B: Waikari 35 Cheviot B 17, Culverden B 22 Hawarden Social 16, Hawarden B 40 Waiau C 8. Primary A: Culverden PA 28 Glenmark PA 8, Cheviot PA 28 Waiau PA 18, Hawarden D 17 Waiau PB 9. Primary B: Hawarden PA 25 Hawarden PB 4, Culverden PB 31 Hanmer 2, Hawarden PB 25 Cheviot PC 1, Waiau PC 19 Cheviot PB 6.

Waimak wins short game Waimak proved too strong for Ferrymead Bays in a shortened game on Saturday. At a cold and dreary Barnett Park in Redcliffs, Stadium Cars Waimak beat Ferrymead Bays 3­0. In the previous football encounter this year Waimak won easily and has consolidated its mid table position. Over the early exchanges Waimak set the pattern for the match by dominating field position and possession, but was unable to convert in to goals. Just when it seemed the day was going to be a goalless, Chris Chick broke down the defence to score. Waimak then continued to press and

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Oxford beats Southbridge, Glenmark reclaims lead By PETER WILLIAMS Oxford’s thrilling victory over section leaders Southbridge, and Glenmark’s convincing win over West Melton, has seen Glenmark reclaim the lead. Glenmark, on 32 points, is now the only team in the Luisetti Seeds combined division 1 section 1 assured of a quarter final appearance, with just one Saturday of round robin play remaining. However, the Glenmark players and coaching staff will be only too aware of the importance of beating Prebbleton at Cheviot next Saturday to ensure it will have home advantage for both a quarter final, and the semi­finals should they make it that far. Oxford needs to beat Hornby to ensure it qualifies, and if Lincoln beats Celtic, Oxford could even host a quarter­final. Last Saturday, an intercept try to Gareth Price, after just two minutes, gave Oxford the best possible start. Southbridge hit back with a penalty and a converted try, before Stew Dalzell squared the ledger on the cusp of half­ time. Dalzell, who had an outstanding match, repeated the dose early in the second half and from that point on Oxford never looked back. With Dalzell and flanker Josh Brown leading the way, Oxford seemed to have the best of the exchanges and Sean Thompson capitalised on the territorial advantage by kicking two penalty goals to give Oxford an unassailable lead before leaking a converted try in the final move of the match. Final score: Oxford 21 Southbridge 20. Glenmark was always in control in the match against West Melton. Glenmark led 24­8 at half­time and went on to win 43­15. No 8 Sam Katoa had a particularly strong game. Hooker Andrew Zuppicich and first­five Matt Daly also impressed for Glenmark and winger Sunia Kubu scored his customary brace of tries. In the other section 1 match, a second half rally by Kaiapoi almost scuttled Celtic’s play­off hopes. After trailing 5­20 at half­time, Kaiapoi narrowed the gap to 24­27 and in the closing minutes launched a prolonged attack on the Celtic line, spurning the opportunity of a very kickable penalty, but all to no avail. David Cook, Luka Tootoo, Matt Newton and Nacaneli Namata all scored for Kaiapoi with Namata having a

Birthday boy . . . Fraser Lintott celebrated his 16th birthday by scoring a try for Ashley­ PHOTO: SUPPLIED Amberley under­16 against Methven. particularly strong all­round performance. Sean Swart also impressed in the Kaiapoi backline. Saracens’ much improved recent form continued when it ran out 39­5 winners over Rolleston. Saracens dominated early, especially on the left flank where fullback Josh Harrison scored two tries and winger Grant Broderson one. English flanker Sam Smith notched a fourth for Saracens to lead 22­0 at half time. In the second half Saracens’ domination continued with second­five Nathan Reid, prop Peter Manahi and replacement second­five Reece Bennett all scoring. The foundation for Saracens’ victory was laid in the forwards where lock Mark Smith and hard­working captain Josh Maynard both made major contributions. Ashley’s season of woe continued at Loburn. Methven scored after less than two minutes, at which stage Ashley’s dynamic No 8 Matt King limped off with a calf muscle injury. By the 30th minute mark, Methven had stretched the lead to 15­3, before Ashley full­back Toby Ashby left the field with a

suspected dislocated shoulder. However, just on half­time, Ashley scored a sharp try to five­eighth David Woods, but in doing so, Woods tore a hamstring necessitating further adaptation to the Ashley backline. Dan Cook’s conversion, added to an earlier penalty, closed the gap to just five points. In the second half, the Ashley forward pack, led by Waimak Real Estate player of the day Dan Middlemiss, Jamie Young and Warren Rean started to assert some dominance. Another Dan Cook penalty and then an excellent try to Matt Rowe, who showed a blistering turn of pace, put Ashley ahead 18­15 and it looked likely to hang on until Methven finally conjured up another try with just minutes remaining to scrape out a 20­18 victory. Ohoka travelled south to Hampstead with a rather depleted squad. Hampstead always had the upper hand, running out the winner by 43­15 with Cam Brown, Jesse McAnulty and manager Shane Findlay, who was pressed into service, all scoring for Ohoka.

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LUISETTI SEEDS DIVISION 1 - SECTION 1; Lincoln v. Celtic, Lincoln 1, 2.45pm, K Opele; Assistant Referees: M Quinlivan, C Wootton; Hornby v. Oxford, Denton Oval, 2.45pm, M Gallagher; Assistant Referees: S O'Reilly, B Moir; West Melton v. Rakaia, West Melton 1, 2.45pm, M Gameson; Assistant Referees: P Hudson, T Rowlands; Kaiapoi v. Southbridge, Kaiapoi Oval, 2.45pm, A Brosnahan; Assistant Referees: B Egerton, L Brine; Glenmark v. Prebbleton, Cheviot 1, 2.45pm, G Welch; Assistant Referees: D Brooker, TBA. LUISETTI SEEDS DIVISION 1 - SECTION 2; Saracens v. Hampstead, Southbrook 1, 2.45pm, A Stead; Assistant Referees: K Hancox, S Adamson; Ashley v. Southern, Lob Lwr 1, 2.45pm, K Fitzgerald; Assistant Referees: Chris Rowe, N TePuni; Burn/Duns/Irwell v. Ohoka, Dunsandel 1, 3.30pm, A Hotop; Assistant Referees: S Prendergast, J Shalfoon; Methven v. Waihora, Methven 1, 2.45pm, G Peddie; Darfield v. Rolleston, Darfield 1, 2.45pm,AStokes;Assistant Referees: D Creighton, K Jones. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD DIVISION 2; Saracens v. Glenmark-Cheviot, Sbk 1, 1.00pm, K Hancox; Amberley v. Hurunui, Amb 1, 2.45pm, D Taylor; Ashley v. Woodend, Lob Lwr 1, 1.00pm, Chris Rowe; Oxford v. Ohoka, Oxford Oval, 2.45pm, G McGiffert; Amberley bye. METRO COLTS; Hurunui v. Christchurch, Cul 1, 1.30pm, G Dunseath; Glenmark v. CBHS 2nd XV, Cheviot 1, 1.00pm, TBA; Ohoka v. HSOB, Mand 1, 2.00pm, J LeGros. WOMENS - CUP; Burn/Duns/Irwell v. Kaiapoi, Dunsandel 2, 3.00pm, R Amyes. CRUSADERS SECONDARY SCHOOLS UC CHAMPIONSHIP; Wednesday, 20 May 2015: Lincoln HS v. Rangiora HS, Lincoln High 1, 12.00pm, S O'Reilly; Assistant Referees: P Turnbull, B Moir. ELLESMERE/NORTH CANT/MID CANT COMBINED U18; Saturday, 23 May 2015: Ashley/Oxford v. Methven/Rakaia, Oxford Oval, 1.00pm, TBA; Hurunui v. Celtic, Cul 2, 2.45pm, D Chinnery; Kaiapoi v. Malvern Comb, Kai 1, 2.30pm, G Inch; Rangiora HS v. Lincoln, RHS 1, 2.30pm, G Matthews; West Melton/Rolleston v. Waihora, Rolleston 1, 1.00pm, S Lamont. ELLESMERE/NORTH CANT/MID CANT COMBINED U16 - SECT 1; Kaiapoi/ Woodend v. West Melt/Southbridge, Kai 1, 1.00pm, L Brine; Oxford v. Hampstead, Oxford 2, 2.30pm, TBA; Prebbleton v. Rolleston, Prebbleton 1, 1.00pm, G Robinson; Celtic bye. ELLESMERE/NORTH CANT/MID CANT COMBINED U16 - SECT 2; Ashley/Amberley v. Hurunui, Amb 1, 1.00pm, R Lane; Malvern Comb v. Lincoln, Dunsandel 2, 11.45am, K Jones; Saracens v. Methven, Sbk 2, 1.15pm, N TePuni; Waihora bye. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U14½ ; deferred, Ohoka v. Oxford, Deferred, 1.00pm; NCRSU Challenge Shield, Ashley Blue v. Ashley Green, Lob 4, 1.30pm, R Hyde; Saracens v. Kaiapoi, Sbk 3, 1.30pm, A Reev. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U13 ; Amberley v. Oxford, Amb 1, 11.45am, tba; Woodend v. Ashley, Wood 2, 11.45am, tba; Hurunui v. Ohoka, Culverden 1, 11.45am, tba; Saracens v. Kaiapoi, Sbk 3, 11.45am, S Adamson. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U11.5; Amberley v. Oxford, Amb 1, 10.30am, D Topp; Ashley Green v. Saracens Red, Lob Lwr 1, 10.30am, B Hyde; Hurunui Black v. Ohoka Black, Culverden 1, 10.30am, tba; Hurunui Blue v. Ohoka Red, Culverden 2, 10.30am, tba; Glenmark Challenge Shield, Kaiapoi v. Woodend, Kai Oval, 10.30am, tba; Saracens Blue v. Ashley Blue, Sbk 2, 10.30am, R Hyde. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U10; Amberley v. Oxford Red, Amb 2A, 12.10pm; GlenmarkCheviot v. Ashley Green, Chev 2, 12.10pm; Hurunui Black v. Ohoka Black, Culverden Jnr 3, 12.10pm; Hurunui Blue v. Ohoka Red, Culverden Jnr 4, 10.00am; Kaiapoi U 10 v. Woodend, Kai Jnr 3, 12.10pm; Saracens Blue v. Ashley Blue, Sbk Jnr 6, 12.10pm; Saracens Red v. Oxford Black, Sbk Jnr 7, 10.00am. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U9; Amberley v. Oxford, Amb 2A, 10.00am; Glenmark-Cheviot v. Ashley Green, Chev 2 , 10.00am; Hurunui Black v. Ohoka Black, Culverden Jnr 3, 10.00am; Hurunui Blue v. Ohoka Red, Culverden Jnr 4, 11.05am; Kaiapoi v. Woodend, Kai Jnr 3, 10.00am; Saracens Blue v. Ashley Blue, Sbk Jnr 6, 10.00am; Saracens Red v. Ashley White, Sbk Jnr 7, 12.10pm. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U8; Amberley v. Oxford Red, Amb 2A, 11.05am; GlenmarkCheviot v. Ashley Green, Chev 2, 11.05am; Hurunui v. Ohoka Black, Culverden Jnr 3, 11.05am; Saracens Orange v. Ohoka Red, Sbk Jnr 6, 12.10pm; Kaiapoi v. Woodend, Kai Jnr 3, 11.05am; Saracens Blue v. Ashley Blue, Sbk 1, 11.15am; Saracens Red v. Oxford Black, Sbk Jnr 7, 11.05am. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U7; Amberley v. Ohoka White, Amb 2B, 10.50am;. GlenmarkCheviot vAshley Green , Cheviot 1a, 10.50am; Hurunui Black v. Ohoka Black, Culverden Jnr 5, 10.50am; Hurunui Blue v. Ohoka Red, Culverden Jnr 6, 10.50am; Kaiapoi v. Woodend, Kai 2A, 10.50am; Saracens Blue v. Saracens Green, Sbk 4A, 10.00am; Saracens Blue v. Oxford Red, Sbk 4A, 10.40am; Saracens Green v. Oxford Red, Sbk 4A, 11.10am; Saracens Red v. Oxford Black, Sbk 4B, 10.50am; Saracens Orange v. Ashley White, Sbk 3A, 10.30am; Saracens White v. Ashley Blue, Sbk 5B, 10.50am. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U6; Amberley v. Ohoka White, Amb 2B, 10.00am; Ashley Green v. Ashley White, Lob Lwr Jnr 2, 10.00am; Hurunui Black v. Ohoka Black, Culverden Jnr 5, 10.00am; Hurunui Blue v. Ohoka Red, Culverden Jnr 6, 10.00am; Kaiapoi Blue v. Ashley Blue, Kai 2B, 10.50am; Kaiapoi Gold v. Woodend, Kai 2A, 10.00am; Oxford Red v. Ashley Gold, Ox 4A, 10.00am; Saracens Red v. Oxford Black, Sbk 4B, 10.00am; Saracens Orange v. Ohoka Blue, Sbk 5A, 10.00am; Saracens Green v. Saracens Blue, Sbk 5B, 10.00am; Saracens Green v. Ohoka Green, Sbk 5A, 10.40am; Saracens Blue v. Ohoka Green, Sbk 5A, 11.15am.

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open plan kitchen/dining. Reticulated gas hot water and heating. Intimate and cosy outdoor dining, perfect place for those morning Sunday breakfasts. For computer enthusiasts, this property is fitted with structured cabling and home networking system. Drive through garage room to park a boat, plus double garaging. Easy care 434m2 section. Ideal home if you go away a lot caravanning and want to leave your home secure.

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KAIAPOI Villa 46 - 150 Williams Street


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When we sell our home, is it necessary to have a signboard out front? We don’t really want the whole street to know we are selling. Isn’t the Real Estate magazines and internet enough? There are reasons for signboards. They are designed to catch the attention of all passers by. When selling, this is a good thing. The more people who know about the sale, the more likely it will attract attention. Attention equals competition and competition ultimately ups the sale price. If your priorities are more about a less obtrusive sale than achieving a higher price, then ditch the signboard. But remember, when people are turning into your street to look for your house, they are looking for the house with a signboard. It is after all FREE ADVERTISING!


Feel safe and secure in Kaiapoi’s over 60’s Rivertown Villas. 2 bedroom unit with double glazing and heatpump. Sunny north facing living. Rivertown has its own caretaker, 24 hour medical alarm, lawns mowed, windows washed, building insurance paid for. Ideally situated by shops. Medical centre and bus stop. These units are freehold and once sold you retain all profits.

PEGASUS 57 Tutaipatu Avenue

Web ID: WRE11599

Tina Parkin 027 2244 133

Neg over $550,000

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Brand new 4 double bedroom + study. Master with large walk-in-robe and ensuite. Tiled bathrooms with underfloor heating. Spacious chefs kitchen with butlers pantry, pyrolitic self cleaning oven, induction cooktop. Gas hot water throughout. The storage cupboards are to die for including garage loft. Alarms, ducted heating, in-built vacuum, automatic sprinklers and water system. GV $530,000

WAIKUKU BEACH 16 Collins Drive

WOODEND 4 Pankhurst Drive




Superb 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom family home with open plan living/dining and separate lounge. This lovely property also offers double internal access garage, 2 Rinnai gas heaters, Yunca log burner and well fenced private section walking distance to beach, river and store.

Beautifully presented 4 double bedroom family home on well fenced, landscaped section close to school, shops and buses. This well appointed home with double glazing, new log burner, HRV system and 2 x heat pumps also offers spacious living, fenced spa pool (with power), large single garage, 2 sheds and off street parking.

Price: Expressions of Interest around $420.000

KAIAPOI 99 Williams Street PH 03 327 8131

Russell Clifford 0274 343 122

Price: Expressions of Interest around $400.000

RANGIORA 207 High Street PH 03 313 9977


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Web ID: WRE11611

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For Sale

Amberley | 53 Douglas Road


Perfect Location For The Family. Well maintained, family sized home located just minutes’ walk to the local primary school and close to main shopping centre. Four bedroom home, the master with walkin wardrobe, two en suites and family bathroom. Open-plan kitchen/ dining and living room have large picture windows overlooking the fully fenced, landscaped gardens. Two heat pumps and a log burner. Garaging for three cars plus a double carport with two driveways plenty of room to park the boat or caravan. This home is beautifully presented and ready for you to move in. | Property ID AM1017

Open Home

Offers over $490,000


Sunday 2.30 to 3.00pm


Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

Oamaru | 100 Thousand Acre Road 21.4 Hectares

Prime Location, Prime Land With Modern Home. Lovely, spacious, four bedroom, double glazed brick home. Two living areas, open-plan kitchen/dining/living, en suite and walk-in wardrobe. Heat pump, pellet fire and HRV. Double garage with internal access. Well presented with mountain views, landscaped gardens and flat contour, subdivided into nine paddocks and includes a conveniently located new Heritage style barn with office, large 6-bay implement shed with two enclosed sections and cattle yards. Older weatherboard home with garage currently tenanted. | Property ID TU10553


By appointment


Barry Kingan 027 229 5046 Merv Dalziel 027 439 5823

Open Home

14 O’Carrolls Road Hawarden



Offers over $475,000




Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

Open Home Sunday 3.30 to 4.00pm. 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. 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. Three car garaging, additional off street parking. | Property ID AM1014

Open Home Saturday 2.00 to 2.30pm. 1980s permanent material home with large mature trees, fruit trees, vegetable garden, single garage with power and a garden shed. Three double bedrooms with robes, an open-plan living/dining and kitchen, family bathroom with a wet floor shower. Log burner (with wetback). Kitchen has recently been updated and has good bench space, pantry, electric stove and rangehood. Just a short drive to the local golf club. | Property ID AM1013




Deadline Sale

259 Glasnevin Road 5.2 Hectares

222 High Street 4 Hectares

Closing 4pm, Friday 19 June 2015




Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

Hoarder’s 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, double 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 property has huge potential with great sheds, sheep and cattle yards, cattle crush, loading ramp and shearing facilities. | Property ID RA1634

Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119 Canterbury

Closing 1pm, Wednesday 10 June 2015

Open Home

6 Swindon Lane Amberley

James Murray 027 436 8103 Canterbury

Deadline Sale

Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425 Canterbury

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718 Canterbury

Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

As Is Where Is. This lifestyle block, with a grand two storey homestead built circa 1870s, is located only five minutes’ from Amberley. Spacious ground floor living with open-plan kitchen/dining and family room with separate, formal dining-sunroom plus a formal lounge. Six bedrooms, two of which have modern tiled en suite. Once the restoration has been completed, this homestead will make a wonderful family home for a large family or dependant relatives. | Property ID AM1015

Barry Keys 027 434 7689 Canterbury

Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600 Kaikoura

Allan Gifford 027 226 2379 Marlborough

Chris Abbott 027 435 2872 Marlborough

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For Sale Waikari




$465,000 plus GST (if any)

By negotiation



Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

Allan Gifford 027 226 2379

8 McRaes Road 5.2 Hectares

Escape To The Country. This lifestyle block is well set up with a three bay implement shed, one stand shearing shed and sheep yards. Divided into five paddocks with stock water and a stream boundary. The comfortable three bedroom home has been refurbished inside and out, with a new roof and fresh paint on the exterior, and new carpet and a neutral décor in the interior. French doors from the living room give access to a patio and the beautifully landscaped garden. | Property ID AM1012

Blind River Loop Road 8.5 Hectares

Seddon Special. Habode style two bedroom home with wood burner sited on 8.54 hectares of gentle, rolling land. Property currently grazing cattle, however, small horticulture development possible with irrigation consent. 3-bay shed including tack shed and housing water system. Chook house and run and pig stye. Very rare to find 8.5 hectares close to Blenheim. This property offers an opportunity for a new owner to utilise the land to their liking. | Property ID BL1142





Kenepuru Road 242 Hectares

1980 Northbank Road 404.8 Hectares

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

By negotiation

Contact Allan Gifford 027 226 2379

Contact Allan Gifford 027 226 2379

Marlborough Finishing Unit. Approximately 200 hectares of fertile flats, 150 hectares easy rolling to medium hill, balance steeper grazing including 30 hectares Pinus Radiata woodlots. Subdivided into approximately 90 paddocks. Currently running sheep and beef, with cropping and supplements made. Two storey Oamaru Stone family home with five bedrooms, two living areas, two bathrooms Good range of ancillary buildings. Cattle yards and sheep yards. Unique opportunity. | Property ID BL1145

Greenfields Waitaria Bay. 100 hectares improved pasture in approximately 23 paddocks, forestry with some ready to harvest and native with some grazing under PFSI agreement. Substantial modern home on an elevated site capturing stunning farmland and bay vistas. Second four bedroom home, ancillary buildings, equine facilities, sheep yards and cattle yards. Registered deep water mooring. Unique opportunity to procure a property offering diversity with excellent improvements. | Property ID BL1143





$600,000 plus GST (if any)

Offers invited



Allan Gifford 027 226 2379

Allan Gifford 027 226 2379

Redwood Pass Road 153 Hectares

Gaze And Graze. Subject to title issue. Situated approximately 12km south-east of Blenheim CBD. Ideal bare land grazing block for dairy grazers or more particularly dry stock with sheep and beef farming also an option. Predominantly medium rolling contour with some steeper areas with a mix of pasture, small wetland area and areas of manuka, which may be of interest to apiarists with honey production in mind. Natural water from Utawai Creek. Good 4WD/ATV access tracks. | Property ID BL1129

228 Wrekin Road 25.7 Hectares

Grand Land, Sites And Vistas. Ideal grazing block with superb potential building sites capturing stunning panoramic vistas. Excellent conventional/electric fencing and all in pasture currently grazing cattle. Goldpine shed with attached self-contained smoko room, cattle yards, load-out facility and centre race feed. Bore water, dam. 2.5 Hectares SVIS (fully paid) water allocation. Planted recreation area has lawn area, pond, gazebo with BBQ and toilet facilities. Opportunity to expand land area. | Property ID BL1130






Offers over $495,000



Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600

Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600

43 Tauhou Place 775m2

173a Mill Road 6,996m2

View I’m On Top Of The World. That’s the feeling you get when you stand on this fabulous, elevated section, looking down over the sparkling waters of South Bay and the Pacific Ocean beyond. This gentle sloping section is outstanding in locality, surrounded by quality housing with wrap around mountain view, safe walking tracks, set amongst established plantings. Services to boundary. Vendor wants action - so be quick for this bargain-priced price of paradise. Close enough to walk to town. | Property ID TU10549

James Murray 027 436 8103 Canterbury

Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119 Canterbury

Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425 Canterbury

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718 Canterbury

Easy Country Living. Set a few minutes west of the township, finds this immaculate, low maintenance, three bedroom property. With Mt Fyffe as a backdrop and distant sea views from the east, with wraparound decks on three sides, the views are truly amazing. Double glazed, wood burner, en suite and double garage. Fenced into three paddocks with an enclosed lockable shed, wood shed, chicken coop and small implement shed. Just come and move in! | Property ID TU10546

Barry Keys 027 434 7689 Canterbury

Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600 Kaikoura

Allan Gifford 027 226 2379 Marlborough

Chris Abbott 027 435 2872 Marlborough

0800 200 600 | farmlandsrealestate.co.nz

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Wizard of Oxford Programme grows

Senior students have teamed up with primary school students for the Oxford Area School’s stage production this week. Drama teacher Cloe Anngow says 55 year 2 to 13 students are taking part in this year’s production of ‘‘The Wizard of Oz’’, which began at the Oxford Town Hall last night and continues until Saturday, May 23, from 7pm each night. ‘‘It’s usually just the seniors, but this year we have 25 junior students which is strange for me. It’s hard work because I’m a high school teacher.’’ Ms Anngow says there are three year 10 students performing major roles, including 14­year­old Emma Rutherford, who is playing Dorothy, in a play based on the MGM movie. ‘‘It’s really unusual, because these sorts of productions it’s normally only senior students and it’s usually year 12 and 13 students taking the lead roles,’’ Ms Anngow says. Emma said at a rehearsal on Monday she had been in productions since she was little and she was looking forward to her latest challenge. ‘‘I’m really excited. I think it’s going to be really good. This is the biggest role I’ve ever played, but I do love it.’’ Emma hopes to continue studying drama and dreams of being a singer or an actor.

Yellow brick road. . . Emma Rutherford (14 aka Dorothy, left) and Connor Fridd (18 aka the Wizard) rehearse on the yellow brick road for the Oxford Area School’s production of ‘‘The Wizard of Oz’’, being performed at the Oxford Town Hall this PHOTO: DAVID HILL week. Ms Anngow says Emma has been working hard, practicing since the school year began. ‘‘Emma pretty much hasn’t had a lunch break since the start of the year and there’s been quite a few Sundays as well,’’ she says. ‘‘It’s all worth it,’’ Emma adds. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children and can be purchased from the school office, phone (03) 3124197.

A new school mentoring programme introduced last year is continuing to grow. Big Brothers Big Sisters North Canterbury introduced a mentoring programme at Rangiora Borough School at the beginning of last year to support children through the post­earthquake environment. It was later rolled out to Kaiapoi Borough School, while Rangiora Ashgrove School was added two weeks ago. Co­ordinator Natalie Paterson says she hopes Kaiapoi North School will be added to the programme if funding allows. ‘‘It has been going really well, but it always comes down to funding. As long as we have funding we will continue to grow,’’ Natalie says. ‘‘There are a range of needs out there, especially in Kaiapoi and the kids need a bit of extra support. ‘‘The school based programme differs a bit from our community­based programme in that the mentor doesn’t have much of a relationship with the child’s family because it happens in the school, whereas the other happens whenever they like.’’ Ashgrove School principal Christine Chadwick says the

programme is designed to help build confidence and resilience. She says the upheaval over the last four years following the earthquakes is continuing to take its toll on families. ‘‘Children find it hard at times to get on with everyday life and it’s hard for families. For us it’s (the mentoring programme) a new opportunity and you just have to give things a go. We all want the best for our children.’’ She says the early signs are positive. ‘‘I know the children who have a mentor like it that someone is coming especially to see them and showing an extra interest in them.’’ In all 53 North Canterbury children are benefiting from having a mentor through the Big Brothers Big Sisters programmes, including 12 across the three schools and the remainder through the community­based programme. Natalie says more volunteers are needed for both programmes. ‘‘We’ve got lots of children needing a mentor as a role model. We are looking for people who can give one hour a week and give a commitment for 12 months and we look to match a mentor and a child.’’


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WISDOM COUNSELLING for per­ sonal, couples, family, prof. MNZAC in North Canter­ bury. One2one, phone or skype Michael 027 340 TWEED Decorating for 8325, 03 745 9118 your painting and www.wisdomcounselling.co.nz. wallpapering needs, interior or exterior. Based MINDFUL Stress in Hawarden covering the Reduction, Life Guidance, Hurunui area. Call Phil on Support & Mentoring. 027 558 9333 or 03 314 Jenny Kronfeld. Dip. 4110. Counselling (Inst NH) UK. Ph 027 452 7027. Merivale, PAINTER. Top quality Christchurch. work. No job too big or HOMEOPATHY Do you small. We stand by Canter­ suffer from Migranes, bury. Phone Wayne 027 Hayfever, or a lingering 2743 541. cough? Maybe a natural approach with a PAINTER and Plasterer Homeopathic remedy will Phone Jennifer available. No job too small. help. Free quotes. Phone Reg Mackinder (Dip.Hom) 03 314 8046. 022 189 8294.

Pride & Quality Painting & Decorating Services

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

To Let TWO BEDROOM house in Waikari, rural outlook, close to amenities. Freshly painted and carpeted. Not suitable for young children. Suit semi­retired or profes­ sional couple. Phone A/H 03 314 4288.

This week’s open homes in North Canterbury

Thursday May 21st Rangiora

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116 White Street 19 Pimlico Place

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

Saturday May 23rd Hawarden

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14 O’Carrolls Road

Farmlands Real Estate

10 Tuhoe Avenue 10 Magnate Drive 18 Toa Street 2 Tapautu Street

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

116 White Street 19 Pimlico Place

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

6 Princes Street

Farmlands Real Estate

Sunday May 24th Amberley 11.00am 1.30pm 2.30pm 3.00pm 3.30pm

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Tekoa Estate Amberley Beach Road 75 Willowside Place 53 Douglas Road 58D Osborne Road 6 Swindon Lane

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

1/65 Gardiners Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

462 Earlys Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

2195 South Eyre Road 95 Pesters Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir Waimak Real Estate

487 Boundary Road 228 Swannanoa Road 166 Lilly Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir Waimak Real Estate Harcourts Twiss Keir

33 Storer Avenue 25 Beachvale Drive

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

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Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

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23 Riverview Road 24 El Alamein Avenue Elm Green Sub Division 116 White Street 1B Murray Street 19 Pimlico Place 20 Milesbrook Close 4 Balmoral Lane 1a Cotter Lane

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

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651 Lower Sefton Road 163 Amesbury Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir Waimak Real Estate

1494 Tram Road 448 No. 10 Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

15 Ensors Place 14 Allin Drive 11 Broadway Avenue 65 Allin Drive

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

17 Vancouver Crescent

Harcourts Twiss Keir

50 Rangiora Woodend Rd 4 Pankhurst Drive 19 Goodwood Close 54 Rangiora Woodend Rd

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



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187 Jacksons Road 145 Dawsons Road 174 Jacksons Road 372 Mandeville Road

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


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7 Transport Lane 3 Stonebridge Lane 179A High Street 21B Burnett Street

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

84 Pegasus Boulevard 11 Murfitt Street 16 Turvey Street 1 Coulter Street 5 Kawakawa Street 81 Kawari Drive 3 Tutaipatu Avenue

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

3 Wairepo Close 14a South Belt

Harcourts Twiss Keir Waimak Real Estate


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155 Loburn-Whiterock Rd Waimak Real Estate

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2 Jordan Street 17 Mathias Place 12 Brockelbank Drive 28a Sidey Quay 16 Lilian Street 10 Magnate Drive 243 Williams Street 36 Feldwick Drive 29 Hills Street 24 Lilian Street 50 Sterling Crescent 26 Sterling Crescent 18 Brockelbank Dr, Sovereign Palms 17 Tuhoe Avenue 48 Fuller Street 2 Mathias Place 7 Keating Street

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Situations Vacant Situations Vacant Situations Vacant

HURUNUI DISTRICT COUNCIL AND ENVIRONMENT CANTERBURY RATING INFORMATION DATABASE AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION The Council gives notice, under Section 28 (Paragraph 4) of the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002, that the Rating Information Database is available for inspection at the Hurunui District Council Office, 66 Carters Road, Amberley between 8.30am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays). The Rating Information database (rating information only) may also be viewed on the Councils website at www.hurunui.govt.nz The Rating Information Database contains all information required to set and assess rates.

Situations Vacant Situations Vacant


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

The site is to be cleared by 4.00pm Tuesday 30 June 2015. Enquiries to Tim Sheppard, Phone 03 311 8900 or 021 480 830. The above tender closes on Wednesday 3 June 2015 at 4:00pm. Tenders should be submitted to the Tender Box at the Rangiora Service Centre, 215 High Street, Rangiora 7440, in an envelope labelled ‘Tanker Shed Removal’. Highest or any tenders not necessarily accepted.

Concrete Services

AFFORDABLE concrete cutting with quality and Fencing removal work. Free quotes. No job too small. Ph 027 NORTHEND FENCING 442 2219, Fax 03 359 6052 LTD is in your area. For all or A/H 03 359 4605. fencing requirements eg; dairy conversions, vineyards, deer fencing, Chimney Cleaning lifestyle blocks, post and rail, quality workmanship AAAAA Abel & Prestige guaranteed, competitive Chimney Cleaning. Nth rates.phone Mike 027 313 Cant. Owned and operated. 1872. Professional guaranteed service. All firebox repairs. SUMMERFIELD Fencing Ph Ken & Trish 312 5764. Ltd in your area now. Lifestyle or farm, sheep, cattle, horse, all types of Equestrian animals. Fences, yards, sheds, arenas, shelters, HORSE Grazing available. runs. 27 years contract Leithfield. 800m Track. fencing. John is available to Stables & range of help with your design and paddocks. Call Cath 021 planning. Ph Carol or John 0236 1099 to discuss your needs. on 03 312 4747.


• Must be 11 years or older • Earn extra cash while staying fit • Must be enthusiastic, honest and reliable • Distributing The News / Flyers to residential letterboxes

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

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

Sales Rep

• Semi-retired • 2-3 days p.w. • For small excavation company • Kaiapoi-based Ph Steve 03 327 9522

Open Monday - Sunday 9am - 5pm Natives Exotics Hedging Landscape and Japanese Maples 1029 Tram Rd Ohoka No eftpos Est 1974

Properties For Sale 21 White Street $395,000

Kitchen, Dining, Lounge, Gamesroom & Conservatory. 3 large bdrms, could be 4. Log burner, heat transfer kit. 2 dble garages with extra off street parking. Next to reserve. Call to view 021 680 428 see Trade Me #EDV032


Trades SCREEN PRINTING. For all your printing requirements. T­shirts, Hoodies, Hi­Vis vests and polos, Overalls, Caps etc. Please phone Heather 03 313 0261 or email heather.norstar@gmail.com 1592734

What: Fire tanker Shed Where: 134 Percival Street Rangiora (Fire Station site) Size: Approx. 9m (long) x 4m (wide) x 3.6m (high) Construction: 1997. Timber framework, Zincalum clad Roller Door: Approx. 3m x 3m


AFFORDABLE building work carried out by Quali­ fied Licensed Builder, all building work considered. Fences, decks, mainten­ ance, kitchens. Free quotes. Ph Cameron 021 213 8648 or (03) 327 5639.

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.

TOP SOIL, screened and unscreened at Woodend TILING J.A.S Tiling Landscape Supplies. Open Services Ltd. Professional, 7 days. Phone 03 312 2003. prompt, friendly service. No job too small, free quotes. For all your tiling needs, kitchens, bathrooms, splashbacks, hearths, Hire entranceways. Ceramic North Canterbury Musical tiles, porcelain tiles, stone veneer, slate. Please phone Society Andy or Jo 027 322 7191, 03 310 7640 or email COSTUME HIRE andy@jas­tiling.nz. Brighten your party with authentic costumes GLASS and Glazing. Got a Mon & Thurs 7 - 9pm broken glass window? Insurance Work, Pet Doors, Friday 4 - 6pm Mirrors, Retro Refits, Saturday 11am - 1pm Single / Double Glazing, large groups by arrangement Splashbacks, Fire Glass. Enquiries please phone Call your local Glazier Rooms 313 4854 Mark on 03 312 3253 or 027 242 6368. Shelley’s or Gail 313 6774 Glass and Glazing. 32 years www.ncms.co.nz in the Glass Industry. Oper­ EFTPOS. Northbrook RD, Rangiora ating in North Canterbury.


Excavations & Driveways Sitescapes

Ph 03 327 9522 1592735


cut to length



Garden Tool Sharpening and Lawnmower Repairs Ph 313 3414

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


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

Tenders are invited for the purchase and removal of the following building:


THE Combined Churches of Rangiora will be holding a meeting in Rangiora to celebrate Pentecost Sunday ­ Guest Speaker will be Ivan Button. This meeting will be held this Sunday 24th May at 6pm, Rangiora Borough School Hall, 157 King Street. Supper to fol­ low ­ All welcome. Enquiries to Owen, phone 03 313 3537.




For Editorial enquiries or Letters to the Editor Phone Robyn on 03 314 8325

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

DIY Home Handy-Men & Women Need a piece of steel for your trailer or small repair job at home or maybe some Re-Bar but don’t want to buy a full 6 or 8 meter length? TRY

STEEL CANTERBURY LTD Mon-Fri 8-4.30 | Sat 8-12pm 6 Cable St, Sockburn P 943 6525 F 943 6527 sales@steelcanterbury.co.nz

Wanted FORESTRY Export logs and firewood logs wanted blue gum, oregon / macro­ carpa / pine plantations, forestry blocks / land clear­ ing / stumps out / 20 tonne excavator / removal dan­ gerous trees / dangerous wind blow / storm damaged. Free quote. Ph or text 027 956 1642.

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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Ph Robyn on 03 314 8325 or robyn.bristow@thenewsnc.co.nz To advertise your business with us

Ph 03 314 8335 or email info@thenewsnc.co.nz

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

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


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


• Licensed Building Practitioner





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

• Registered Master Builder 1233373


Computer Repairs

Civil and Drainage

Driveways Landscaping Retaining Walls Earthworks Foundations


Wastewater Septic Tanks Treatment Plants Drainage Irrigation

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

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

“If it’s broke, let’s fix it”


Wilson Decorators Ltd


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

Bevan and Shane Frahm

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

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

Free quotes (will travel)

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


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

Registered Clinical Dental Techncian

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



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

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

Number one

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

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

Garry W Mechen


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

Oxford Butchery



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



www.longsilver construction.com



Ring Mark 027 229 7310 for a free quote

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



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

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





• 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

• Kitchen Cupboards • Wardrobes • Wooden Windows • Caravan Joinery repairs and new

Phone Arthur 312 6525 021 310 737


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SPECIAL RATE TO THE END OF MAY 2015!!! Crutching 60cent per/sheep

Making your life easier!


Conveying with 2 people $125 per / hour

Ph 0274 919 309 Painters / Decorators



Master Plumber of the Year 2010

Picture Framing




“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

OPEN: Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm

Northh Cant Canterbury's bu 's Most M t EExperienced x ri Custom Picture Framer Needleworks, Memoribilia, Originals, Prints, Canvas Mounting, Medals, Computerised Matt Cutting etc Forget the rest - come to the best. 10 Cone Street, Rangiora Ph 313 5474 sales@cameofinearts.co.nz www.cameofinearts.co.nz



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



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

Timber Sales

Locally owned and operated

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

Water Blasting

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


Waterblasting Ltd Servicing Canterbury Commercial & Residential



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

Call David on 029 770 9204 Amy 021 650 609 99 Mairehau Road, Burw rwood, w just off Marshlands Road BRING BRIN BR ING IN G THIS TH HIS I ADVERT ADV DVER ERT T IN AND AND D RECEIVE REC E EIIVE VE A 10% 10% 10 % DISCOUNT DISC DI SC COU OUNT NT ON ON YOUR YO OUR R ORDER ORD R ER R

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


• 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



Picture Framing



Canterbury owned and operated for over 60 years





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


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Rangiora & Kaiapoi Toyota TOYOTA












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



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


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


Now $19,995



1.5, auto, alloys, very smart looker, just 34,000km

1800cc, auto, travelled just 46,000km, 7-seater




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

Was $42,995 Now $40,995


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

Now $51,995


3.0L diesel, 5-door, auto, 27,000km


QUALITY USED VEHICLE SELECTION 2013 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER LTD; just 44,000km, stunning in silver with leather trim.........................$48,995 2004 TOYOTA RAV4 LTD

2.4, auto, p/steering, lovely condition so be quick



Stunning 7-seater, very highly spec’d, Crisp Silver Pearl. Just 13,000km Was $51,995

Now $47,995


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

Was $36,995

Now $35,995

2014 HILUX SR5 D/CAB 4WD, 3.0, turbo diesel, ex demonstrator, 7,000km....................................... $47,995 2009-2014 TOYOTA HILUX S/CAB, E/CAB, D/CAB 2WD’S. Great range available. Enquire today! From $19,995 2007 TOYOTA COROLLA SEDAN, 1.8 auto, just 84,000km, value here..................................... Now $10,995 2010 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER PRADO VX, 3.0 t/diesel, 7 seats, leather............................................ $54,995 2010 TOYOTA HILUX E/CAB 4X4 F/DECK, low km, 3.0 t/diesel, 5-speed............................................ $35,995 2005 TOYOTA AVENSIS, 2.0L auto, very well optioned, Lustre Pearl ................................................. $11,995


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

Now $29,995



2.5 AWD, auto, low kms, silver

Was $39,995

Now $38,995


2012 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER PRADO, 7-seater GX, 3.0 t/diesel, auto, low km ................................ $49,995

3 to choose from, highly spec’d low km examples, be quick.

2010 TOYOTA HILUX 2WD D/C, 2.7L, 5-speed .............................................................................. ARRIVING


2009 TOYOTA HIACE ZL, 5-door, auto 3.0 t/diesel, low kms.............................................................. $31,995

Finance & Insurance Available Rangiora: Percival St Ph 03 313 8186 any time • Kaiapoi: 86 Williams St Ph 03 327 9005

(Kaiapoi After Hours: John Mellor 027 478 7685) www.rangiora.toyota.co.nz • • www.kaiapoi.toyota.co.nz John Glubb 027 432 1610 • Amber Inwood 027 566 0013 • Robin Illingworth 027 435 5105

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