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Thursday June 11 2015 | Issue 653

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Glenmark Church to be repaired By ROBYN BRISTOW The historic Glenmark Church is to be restored to its former glory. The future of St Paul’s Anglican Church has been in limbo since being hit by the massive September 4, 2010 earthquake, which left it cracked and battered. However, now, more than four years on, stakeholders have decided at a meeting to repair the landmark church despite the ‘‘substantial’’ amount of money involved. The decision comes after an engineers report and discovering the church was no longer required to meet 67 per cent of the building code. The engineers report is being reviewed by the author and another engineer as Friends of the Glenmark Church gear up to celebrate the decision to repair the church and begin fundraising in earnest. Richard Murchison, Bishop’s Warden for the Parish of Glenmark­Waikari, says not having to meet such a high standard under the building code, meant the shortfall between the costs and the insurance monies ‘‘will be far less than first anticipated’’. He said everyone at the meeting, which included a representative from CPT (Church Property Trustee’s) and representatives from the Vestry of the Parish of Glenmark­ Waikari and the Friends of Glenmark, were all very keen to see St Paul’s repaired and the Vestry is proceeding with further investigations. The red brick Church was left vulnerable following the quake

Restoration planned . . . The historic Glenmark Church is to be restored to its former glory. with cracks to a wall, damage to the bell tower and an entranceway that was left falling away from the building. Mr Murchison says the transept surrounding the organ is badly damaged and is likely to require a rebuild and there is some damage to the windows. However, other parts of the church will only require repairing. District fundraising events in

previous years to help pay for strengthening work, and input from the Parish of Glenmark­ Waikari Vestry and the Diocese, probably saved the church from becoming a pile of bricks after the quake and those that followed. Mr Murchison says applications for grants and financial assistance will not be sorted until the engineer’s report is updated and cost


estimates are re­established. But Friends of Glenmark have started to fundraise for the repairs with a dinner and auction planned for Friday, June 19, at 7pm. Tickets are $80 a head and can be bought by contacting Andy Munro (03) 314 5860. The engineer who did the report on the church, and a co­ founder of the Student Volunteer Army Sam Johnson,

who has just returned from Nepal, will be guest speakers. Tickets are selling quickly so people are advised to get in early. A church service is also being held the same weekend to celebrate the decision to repair the church. This will be held on Sunday, June 21, at 10am in the church grounds if it’s fine, but in the Glenmark Pavilion if wet.

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Humbled to receive QSM award By DAVID HILL


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Woodend’s fire chief is proud of what he has achieved over the last four decades. Murray Lamb received a Queen’s Service Medal (QSM) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List to recognise nearly 40 years service to the Woodend Volunteer Fire Brigade, which has included co­ ordinating rescue efforts at the CTV site following the February 2011 earthquake. ‘‘It’s a great honour to receive this QSM. ‘‘I feel very humble. In my whole time in the brigade since 1977 we have grown from a very small brigade in a tin shed to a new station in 2003.’’ Mr Lamb joined the Woodend brigade in 1977, when it was a branch of the Rangiora Volunteer Fire Brigade, becoming senior station officer in 1981. When he first joined the ‘‘tin shed’’ had no toilet or shower, so ‘‘we had a whole list of projects’’, including a small social room. In 1995, Mr Lamb oversaw the establishment of the new Woodend Fire District which included Pegasus, and saw him become chief fire officer of an independent Woodend brigade. It would take another eight years until the brigade was able to move from its ‘‘tin shed’’ on Main North Road, to the present building on Eders Road. ‘‘The members are just so supportive about what we’ve done over the years. We have a lot of people turning up at working bees ­ it’s a real team effort from the whole brigade,’’ Mr Lamb says. Major projects include refurbishing a Ford tanker, which the brigade had for 14 years. It was replaced in 2010 by a Nissan truck, purchased by the Waimakariri District Council, which the brigade converted to a fire truck. ‘‘Over the winter on most week nights and weekends volunteers worked on it. It took 450 volunteer hours building the

Volunteer pride . . . Woodend chief fire officer Murray Lamb is proud of the efforts of his PHOTO: DAVID HILL. volunteers to turn this Nissan truck into ‘‘a very usable fire tanker’’. tanker ­ the guys are very, very proud,’’ Mr Lamb says. ‘‘Because it was purpose built it is very usable.’’ The brigade also owns a fire appliance and a jeep. The Nissan truck was used extensively in Christchurch following the February 2011 quake and ‘‘it didn’t come home for two­and­half­weeks’’. During that time, Mr Lamb rostered volunteers to work at the CTV site while ensuring there were sufficient volunteers back in Woodend. Mr Lamb is also proud to have helped organise emergency services showcases at Pegasus in 2013 and 2014. He is hopeful another showcase will be organised soon, once funding has been secured.

‘‘It’s brought the emergency services closer together. The networking that’s gone on is amazing.’’ Mr Lamb says the brigade is much bigger and busier than it was 40 years ago. It responded to 14 calls in his first year, including one motor vehicle accident. The brigade responded to 220 calls last year, 39 per cent motor vehicle accidents, and 115 so far this year. Today’s fire fighters are also better trained and have some ‘‘fantastic gear’’, Mr Lamb says. ‘‘Things have changed and it’s inevitable that things will change, but it’s an exciting place to be. Every week we are helping somebody. ‘‘People don’t see it as payback, but it’s tremendous when people come forward and thank the brigade for what we did.’’

Honoured for work with fire fighters An Oxford resident has been recognised for looking after the welfare of fire fighters following the Canterbury earthquakes. James Ryburn, himself an earthquake refugee from Pines Beach, took on the role of welfare liaison officer for the Christchurch region following the February 2011 earthquake. He was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for his efforts. ‘‘I was very humbled to received it. It’s always a bit odd getting something like that, because there’s other people involved.’’ Mr Ryburn served 35 years as a professional fire fighter in Christchurch, including 10 years as a station officer. The

welfare liaison officer role was created in the aftermath of the February 2011 quake to look after the welfare of both professional and volunteer fire fighters. ‘‘Fire fighters are part of the community and many of them had homes affected by the earthquakes and fire fighters had to front up to the (Royal Commission) enquiry, so emotionally it was a really difficult time for a lot of people. ‘‘In my role, they can come and talk to me in confidence and I try to provide options for them or refer them to professional support if needed.’’ He says ongoing support is needed, particularly in the mental health area. ‘‘There were a lot of volunteers who were involved in Christchurch and no organisation could have been prepared for

the scale of what happened. Lives have been turned upside down with homes being damaged and the changes to schools, as well as what the fire fighters had to deal with, so they needed extra support.’’ Mr Ryburn has also assisted fire fighters with Earthquake Commission and insurance claims and has co­ordinated the distribution of the United Fire Brigades Association’s benevolent fund following the earthquakes. He also provided support for fire fighters in Carterton following the tragic balloon crash in January 2012. Mr Ryburn says the most rewarding aspects of his role is seeing men now openly talking about their experiences and the stronger relationships between professional and volunteer fire fighters.


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decision about how many bags they want. Some people will use more while others may buy one a month,’’ says Mr Beck. The council has backed replacing the Amberley swimming pool after a wave of submissions supporting a new pool. But it comes with a sobering reminder to the community of the need to raise its share of the cost. The council has reduced the community share from $2m to $1.75m, but will not advance its share of up to $2.75m, funded from rates, until the community has raised the $1.75m. The council will apply a $64 targeted rate from the 2016­2017 financial year, for 20 years on Amberley Ward ratepayers to achieve a contribution of $1.5m. It council will also consider extending the targeted rate over a wider area in the 2016­2017 draft annual plan and apply a district wide rate of $16 to achieve a contribution of $1.25m from the 2019­2020 year. The Local Government Rating Act requires targeted rates to be spent on specific projects so if the project does not go ahead due to insufficient funds being raised (excluding rates), all rates collected for the project will be returned to each ratepayer who has contributed.

Diplomat honoured for his work By DAVID HILL A Kaikoura­born former diplomat was thrilled to be honoured in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. Dr John Wood, a former New Zealand Ambassador to the United States and the Middle East, was made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM), to go with his previous Queen’s Service Order (QSO). Dr Wood was born in Kaikoura during World War 2 and was a regular visitor to the town, before retiring to Kaikoura in 2007. His diplomatic postings included serving as deputy ambassador in Washington during the 1980s, before being appointed ambassador to Iran from December 1987 to January 1990. He served four years as ambassador in Washington in the 1990s, before being reappointed for a rare second term from 2002 to 2006. During his time in Iran, the New Zealand Embassy was hit by an Iraqi scud missile, forcing staff to evacuate to Turkey following the same route used by United States diplomats in an escape made famous by the Hollywood movie ‘‘Argo’’. Dr Wood says relations with Iran’s revolutionary government were ‘‘pretty good‘‘, despite it being a dangerous time. His embassy also had responsibility for Turkey and Pakistan. ‘‘We had to have a working relationship with them (Iran) so we were quite keen to have a relationship which was worthwhile. ‘‘Trade was an area where we could get


Honoured . . . Kaikoura’s Dr John Wood has a received a Queen’s Birthday Honour.


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The major changes with the biggest impacts will be: Global uniform water and sewer rates instead of localised targeted rating. They will be phased in over the next 10 years with the Balmoral water scheme exempt because of the huge hikes in rates users would suffer. Using rates to fund depreciation of water and sewer infrastructure to stop having to borrow to fund replacements. Capping the use of profits from the Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa at $2 million to offset the general rate and putting more toward repaying debt. Manager support services Jason Beck says the council did not want any more than a six percent rate increase for the first five years of the LTP and then three percent after that. But in deciding to cut the refuse collection rate from more $156 to $44 as a permanent saving to the community it dropped the rate increase to 2.42 percent. ‘‘This is a permanent decision right across the 10 years of the life of the plan,’’ he says. In the meantime the council will monitor the level of rate needed to pay for the collection of refuse. ‘‘The key is people will make their own



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By ELIZA BALLANTYNE Hanmer Springs Ski Area is gearing up for what is hoped will be a much better ski season than the last. The popular club ski field had to close last year after just a few weeks, because warm conditions led to a lack of snow falling on the mountain. Andrew Ferguson, a member of the Hanmer Springs Ski Area committee, said last year was unfortunate for the ski club and also its staff. ‘‘We get workers from overseas...and we had them waiting around for nearly six weeks. ‘‘Those who are hired at the ski area can come from as far as Canada, and most work on a voluntary basis,’’ he says. It was lucky that some of the staff could be sent elsewhere that year but ‘‘keeping them busy was the hardest’’. It is hoped the ski field would be open in time for the school holidays, and remain open this time for the entire ski season. ‘‘If we can get to the school holidays we are doing extremely well,’’ he says. Mt Lyford Ski Area remained open last season and resort manager Hamish Simpson hoped the upcoming season would be no different.

Ski bliss . . . A skier enjoys the slopes at the Hanmer Springs Ski Area. Mr Simpson said 15 to 20cm of snow could be enough to ‘‘get the ball rolling’’ for the learners and intermediate fields. So far weather patterns looked in their favour.


Ski season will be well and truly under way by the end of the month, with several ski fields in the Canterbury region, and the South Island, aiming to be open by mid­June.

Native planting day A smaller than usual turnout did not deter volunteers who came along to the annual community planting day to develop a native bush corridor at Amberley Beach on Sunday. A mixture of locals and a group from Christchurch turned up to help plant a large number of native trees. Trees for Canterbury donated over 800 native plants to the beach community and the determined group planted half of these. Amberley Beach resident Heather, and her canine companion, spent the day digging deep to help with the development. Heather, a winter resident at the Amberley Beach Motor Camp, said she ‘‘loves trees, and would love to see more of them planted.‘‘ The annual planting day is a key event in the ongoing development of Amberley Beach lead by Amberley Beach Coast Care. The native bush corridor, when completed, will join the sea to the Amberley Beach settlement. Walking tracks will provide a link between Mimi Moto Lagoon to the south and Amberley Lagoon to the north. As the native plants mature old pines will be removed allowing the whole foreshore to be planted with native coastal species.



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Beauty and the Beast a magical musical By SHELLEY TOPP The North Canterbury Musical Society’s production of Beauty and the Beast began with a bang, a cloud of smoke and a collective gasp from the large audience in the Rangiora Town Hall last Friday evening. In the darkly lit opening scene clever pyro­technic special effects created a loud bang and smoke for the spell which is cast upon a handsome prince by an enchantress, transforming him into a hideous beast. After the introductory narration there was a slight delay before the play began but once the curtains rolled back the fun began with the superb cast creating a magical night to remember. This production is based on Walt Disney’s 1991 animated film, Beauty and the Beast, an adaptation of La Belle et la Bete, an 18th century fairy tale, written by French novelist Jeanne­Marie Leprince de Beaumont. The play is a musical set in a small French village during

Beauty and the Beast . . . Some of the cast members after the show at the Rangiora Town Hall last Friday PHOTO SHELLEY TOPP evening. the 18th century. It tells the love story of Belle, a beautiful, intelligent young woman, and a handsome prince who is transformed into a beast for his cruel and selfish behaviour. The beast imprisons Belle in his castle

but in order for him to become human again he must win her love. There were many standout performances. Layna Hunt was superb as Belle, but Lance McBride, in the dual roles of the Beast and Prince Adam

Treasured medal found in paddock The medal was worn by Australian rider Jed Millen and went missing when the horses left the paddock at John Allan’s farm to head into Waikari. Countless hours had been spent searching the paddock and road sides by members of the public, but yielded nothing. This Monday morning, Alan Russell started his search, using a high quality metal detector. He also found nothing after a full day’s search and returned the following day. Using five grids, he methodically went over the ground until about 10.30am when he struck it lucky, about a chain’s length into the paddock. When The News contacted Terry King (the organiser of the 100 Ride) to tell him the good news, strangely, he was at that moment talking to the owner of the medal in Australia. The cherished medal, which was awarded to Jed Millen’s grandfather will be kept safe until it is reunited with its owner.

Found . . . A treasured missing war medal has been found thanks to Oxford man Alan Russell and his high tech metal PHOTO: AMANDA BOWES. detector.

was magnificent. His brooding, skulking beast with a mop of matted hair covering his face, was unforgettable. The gloating, smug, self confidence of Gaston, played by Jeremy Smith, was also a highlight. Lumiere, played by

Logan Pocock, was wonderful too, as were Michelle Hampton, playing Mrs Potts, and Bryony Jamison as Babette. Hats off as well to the musical director, Cheryllyn Callander, choreographer, Kirsty Allpress and the wardrobe department for the fantastic costumes. Gaston’s magnificent red vest, Prince Adam’s rich blue coat, Belle’s sparkly gold gown, and the cool teapot costume created for Mrs Potts. The live orchestra, playing unseen from the pit in front of the stage, and the fine acoustics of the Town Hall also contributed to the rich quality of the production. The clarity of sound was excellent but possibly just a little too loud. It is the society’s first production in the newly refurbished Town Hall. Opening night was on Friday May 29 and the final show is this Saturday evening, on June 13. Take a bow North Canterbury Musical Society you have created something special with this show.

Doggy doos cause stink around the Hurunui Doggy doos are creating a stink in the Hurunui District, particularly around public toilets. Comfort stops for motorists seem to also extend to their dogs who relieve themselves on nearby verges or open space, leaving a pile of doggy dos for someone to walk in or children to fall over in. This is in spite of signs at public toilets warning against allowing dogs to toilet wherever the fancy takes them. Dogs are also fouling the Amberley Domain where dogs are not allowed on the rugby or football fields, particularly to go to the toilet. They are allowed to run freely around the top without a lead and around the bottom on a lead, but not on the sports fields. The streets around towns are also often fouled by dogs and the council is calling for owners to take responsibility

for what their dogs do and clean it up. In recent weeks there has been an increase in the number of complaints to the council about people not picking up after the dogs. A council spokesperson says it is a well known fact that and well­ documented that dog poo on the ground poses a very real health threat to children, adults and other animals that come into contact with it. Dog poo biodegrades very slowly, so the smell and the health risk hangs around for a long time. ‘‘Only irresponsible dog owners leave their dog’s waste for others to look at, step in or clean up. ‘‘Please pick up your dog poo and dispose of it carefully,’’ the spokesperson says. All dog friendly areas across the district are on the council’s web page, under dog control, dog areas.

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Keeping connected 3-bin system debate to services essential Keeping our region connected to services is crucial for Waimakariri to continue as a strong community. With this in mind, I recently requested an update from the Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) on progress on our new North Canterbury Health Hub. I finished the tour and update from CDHB CEO David Meates and General Manager for Planning and Funding Carolyn Gullery excited about the service model Waimakariri is getting. We’re going to enjoy one of the best facilities in the country, with a concentration of health services that will work as a one­stop shop. The maternity section will enjoy an extra five new beds and our new mums and those in the convalescent beds will love the new North­facing rooms that will catch the sun. The aim will be for a ‘‘country­friendly feel’’ that will include home cooking and clothes­washing facilities. The new road entrance will give

easier access to the facility and the environment­friendly box gets ticked with the use of recycled air vents from a building on the Christchurch Hospital campus. I’m looking forward to the opening in September. Under the second stage, the current outpatient building from Christchurch Public Hospital will be moved out to house community health providers, non­government organisations, specialist outpatient services, mental health services and public health nurses. The hub has been specially designed for this add on. The CDHB has assured me that the focus is on a health­care model that works for the community and there will be ongoing discussions to ensure that it meets our community’s needs. I’m thrilled to be moving with my family into our new home in Rangiora over the next few weeks and living right on the doorstep of this fantastic facility.

Probably the most controversial proposal put before ratepayers for the new Long Term Plan was the ‘‘3 Bin’’ refuse collection proposal. There was an initial consultation last year, with the real decision coming as part of the Long Term Plan about now. Both consultation periods showed a strong division of opinion between different parts of the community, and some confusion. To clear up the confusion: the proposal only applied to those areas currently with bag pick­up, i.e. not rural areas or the Ohoka­Mandeville area. The issue that we are grappling with is the problem of organic waste, mainly green kitchen waste, going to the Kate Valley landfill, where the organic waste produces methane, a particularly harmful greenhouse gas. The 3­Bin proposal would have allowed such waste to be put in the same green­lid bins as garden waste and helped keep organics out of the red­lid bins used for general waste. Many residents have used the 3­Bin system elsewhere and liked the convenience. Some of these people have asked why it was going to cost so much in Waimakariri compared with

Christchurch. In actual fact, the cost in Christchurch is difficult to see, because most of the cost is hidden inside the general rate based on property value. In Waimakariri, it would have been a uniform charge, visible to all who paid it. Some submitters made the point that the current bag system is a user­pays system and therefore encourages waste­minimisation, which the red­lid bins wouldn’t do. It is also found that significant organic contamination occurs in these bins in Christchurch, and this waste still ends up in the landfill. Another group complained about the cost, particularly for those on low incomes. Some in this group also argued that they were being responsible with their green waste now by composting, and they asked why an extra levy should be imposed on them. In the end, the latter arguments convinced a majority of the council. We also decided to further investigate options for getting organic waste out of the landfill. Note that this does not necessarily mean that the 3­Bin system will inevitably come.

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War Stories Our Mothers Never Told Us The big screen returns to Amberley on June 27 and 28 featuring the War Stories Our Mothers Never Told Us. An Amberley PTA fundraiser, the film will be screened in the school hall and tickets are available from the school, Sally Macs in Amberley and Kats Tyres in Kaiapoi. Mad Hatter’s T Party Hurunui College presents The Mad Hatter’s T Party, an original new musical, being performed on Friday, June 26, at 1:30pm and 7:30pm, and Saturday, June 27 at 7:30pm. Alice and her Wonderland friends would like to invite you to join them at this spectacular new show and tickets are available from the Hurunui College school office (03 314 4430). Adults $10, and Children / Students / Seniors $5. Country Music Sing­Song: Sing along with Smokey & Lorraine, guests and the Golden Oldies Group of followers of ‘old time’ songs and sing­a­longs ­ all welcome, so why not join us a the Wesley Centre, corner of Fuller and Peraki Streets, Kaiapoi on Saturday, June 13, at 2pm. Door $3 includes cuppa and nibbles. Indoor Market Day An indoor market will be held at St Bartholomews’ Church Hall, 23 Cass Street, Kaiapoi, on Saturday, June 13 9.30am to 12noon. Stalls include: Clearance ‘‘Bidswear’’ women’s clothing, craft, jewellery, jams, books plus lots more bargains. An Anglican Parish of Kaiapoi Fundraiser. Hobby Bee­keeping Glenda Fortune, who keeps bees in Greta Valley and Scargill, will hold a session hobby beekeeping at the Cheviot Library on Saturday, Jun 13. This is a TimeBank Hurunui Learning Exchange event. The cost is 1 time­bank credit or donation appreciated. Home Care Expo:A Health Care Expo, featuring homeopathy, qualified practitioners and more, will be held at the Rangiora RSA lounge on Saturday, June 27 from 10am to 4pm. Free admission. All welcome. Contact Jennifer (03) 3148046.

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Billy Graham Dear Editor, Through your publication and article in The News, may we thank the people who attended last Thursday’s event to hear Billy Graham ­ the Motivational Speaker, Boxing Champion and Coach, and New Zealander of the Year Award Winner­ speak at the Waipara Hall. We appreciate how difficult it is on a wintry night to venture outdoors in the dark, but people did and they weren’t disappointed. Billy is a gifted speaker and so humorous. His tales were woven together with intriguing boyhood antics that brought him in contact with the police at a very young age. The turning point arrived for Billy, when he was rescued by his mentor boxing coach Dick Dunn, luckily before he progressed into youthful crime. Today Billy runs his own Boxing Gym in Nae Nae, Lower Hutt and turns boys lives around as Dick did for him. Billy’s philosophy is about encouraging and allowing boys to be boys. As an adult Billy enjoys an amicable relationship with the police and is honoured as their patron. Lois McGirr, Healthwise Hurunui. (Abridged: Editor)

Waikari walkway Dear Editor Having recently enjoyed a very pleasant afternoon exploring around Waikari, my wife and I would like to congratulate the persons who made the railway walkway possible and who are responsible for its maintenance. Being able to walk through lovely countryside well away from traffic was a special treat. Having spent quite some time around the Waikari, Hawarden and Medbury area I know the wonderful ambiance and quality of the scenery of the whole district. It seems to me that if the railway line could be converted to a cycleway through to the Hurunui River, beyond Medbury, it would lead to the rejuvenation of the townships of Waikari and Hawarden. Businesses would benefit and accommodation would be needed in many instances and of course cycle repair facilities. Also, if a way could be found to cross the Hurunui River to allow the rest of the railway to be accessed through the Balmoral Forest and on to Culverden, Rotherham and terminating at Waiau the opportunities would be limitless. I wonder if the Hurunui District Council has considered the benefits of such a scheme? Yours, Eric Anderson, Rangiora

Intersections Dear Editor, Your article on page two (May 28) about Intersections Campaign refers to the Pineacres corner. This is a dangerous intersection, particularly for drivers not acquainted with it. From Kaiapoi there is an uphill slant coming on to it and with a big bonneted car, makes road markings invisible. I am surprised that a round­about has not been put in ­ Pegasus has one now ­ but surely bollards could be put in to direct traffic on to the right turning lane. Yours, Guy Brittan.

Safety first . . . Environmental Hazard Services New Zealand business executive Michelle Price tests a new respirator worn by director Janet Montgomery, a qualified PHOTO: SUPPLIED. asbestos removalist.

Focus on asbestos Asbestos safety has become a big issue since the Canterbury earthquakes. Rangiora­based Environmental Hazard Services New Zealand (EHSNZ), which has been operating for 12 years, has been focusing purely on asbestos since the earthquakes. Managing director Ian Napier says the extent of damage to houses and commercial buildings, particularly those built between the 1950s and early 1990s, has ‘‘required a real heavy focus on doing it right’’. ‘‘There has been a massive increase in safety in the industry and that’s largely thanks to Fletchers EQR and Worksafe taking it seriously as part of the rebuild.’’ He says there are major health and safety risks if asbestos is not removed correctly, including contaminating neighbouring properties, so he recommends people employ a trained, experienced and knowledgeable removalist. EHSNZ has adopted the world’s best standards from the United Kingdom, as well as adhering to local regulations to ensure the safety of its staff and clients. The company also has the international ISO 9001 accreditation. The company provides hazard auditing, rehabilitation planning, hazard removal, and training to tradespeople and government

departments. ‘‘Our staff have combined training overseas, in the UK and local training and we adopt the latest technology and safety equipment,’’ Mr Napier says. ‘‘There are a number of professional asbestos removalists out there and it’s vitally important that people wishing to engage one check their credentials. There’s some shady ones out there ­ there are some cheap contractors and they are cheap for a reason.’’ EHSNZ does not use paper masks, with staff using full face air respirators and ‘‘we believe that if you see that in a company it gives an indication of the company having high health and safety standards and means they are professionals’’, Mr Napier says. However, Mr Napier says the risks from asbestos are mainly from working with it, including the removal, from damaged homes or from prolonged exposure, which could be over 10 to 15 years or longer. ‘‘People shouldn’t be alarmed if they have asbestos in their houses, if it’s left alone and the home is not damaged it’s perfectly safe. ‘‘It’s when the ceiling is broken or damaged that it becomes an issue ­ but the harm is usually due to long term exposure to asbestos fibres. ‘‘It’s important that people are not frightened by it if it’s in their home.’’



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AA credit rating for Waimak The Waimakariri District Council has been given an AA credit rating. International financial rating agency, Standard and Poors, released the AA credit rating last month. This puts the council on a par with the New Zealand government. Mayor David Ayers says this is the highest possible rating, given that Standard and Poors do not rate local bodies higher than the country itself. The rationale for that is a local council in New Zealand is unlikely to be able to withstand a financial default situation better than the country itself. ‘‘This is an excellent endorsement from an internationally recognised rating agency,’’ Mr Ayers says. ‘‘Particularly so when the significant financial burden of earthquake rebuilds and repairs and

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flood mitigation measures is taken into account. It reflects the prudent and measured approach that council management and staff have taken in challenging circumstances.’’ The Standard and Poors report refers to the council’s ‘‘strong financial management, budgetary flexibility, liquidity and its low contingent liabilities’’. Standard and Poors also assessed the council’s financial outlook as stable. The report takes into account the strong growth of the district’s population. The population has increased by 23 percent between 2006 and 2014, compared with the national average growth of 7.8%. But it does sound a cautionary note around forecast population growth. It says if the growth falls below expectations it Going somewhere . . . Willoughby Road has finally been officially potentially represents a risk to the council’s PHOTO: AMANDA BOWES. recognised. revenue base in the future.

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A road well over a century old, but never recognised officially, has finally been formalised by the Hurunui District Council in a ceremony led by Mayor Winton Dalley. Willoughby Road, which has never been sign posted, runs off Allandale Road, near Masons Flat and over the years has been bandied about in council as to whether or not it should maintain it or in fact officially recognise it. The road was the inspiration for Ralph Howell­McCubbin’s Trick of the Light Theatre production, which was aptly named ‘‘The Road to No Where’’. The real road, which services two properties and backs on to several others (only then in a grass state) does however go somewhere and in fact crosses farmland where it then comes out on Dalmaney Road. At an informal gathering, where residents and the Mayor were dressed up in period costume, Winton Dalley concluded his speech. ‘‘I have much pleasure in announcing henceforth, the good residents of Willoughby Road and all who may have occasion to use it will find it recognised and maintained in a manner befitting its importance ­ at least until its status is once again changed!’’ Local historian, John Harper, says the settlement at Masons Flat was originally going to be Willoughby, which in turn was going to be where Hawarden would have been. no­one knows who officially surveyed it, but there was the premise that Willoughby was going to be a bustling town. On farmland that spreads between Allandale and Dalmaney Roads, there are many titled sections that would have formed part of the settlement and are sited on either side of Willoughby Road. Despite having these sections with their own titles, Willoughby township fell flat and the only traces of the proposition are the Willoughby Tennis Club and the farm Willoughby. When the railway went through, the area was too high up and so another township sprung up further down ­ Hawarden. The village was originally going to be named Gladstone, after the Prime Minister, but as there was already a Gladstone in the Wairarapa, the name Hawarden was decided on as it was the area Gladstone came from in Wales.


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Job opportunities in Rga Blue hue near motorway By DAVID HILL

Rangiora’s new supermarket is set to create 200 jobs. PAK’nSAVE Rangiora has announced the jobs will be available when the new supermarket opens later this year. ‘‘This is a really exciting time seeing the store reach the final stages of development,’’ say owner­operators James and Catherine Flanagan. At 6854 square metres, the new PAK’nSAVE is set to become one of Rangiora’s largest employers. ‘‘It’s not often you get the opportunity to open a brand new supermarket, especially one of this size. Rangiora is a thriving town catering to the rural community in the district and considered by many as the gateway to the wineries of North Canterbury,’’ Mr Flanagan says.

Enterprise North Canterbury chief executive Heather Warwick says ‘‘a supermarket of this size will have a massive impact on North Canterbury, both socially and economically.’’ ‘‘We are thrilled that PAK’nSAVE are increasing employment opportunities for North Canterbury people ­ especially young people. With our already low employment rates, we hope North Canterbury people working in Christchurch will consider working locally and take advantage of these job opportunities.’’ PAK’nSAVE Rangiora is recruiting now for senior positions. Applications for general positions will open June 29 and close on July 10. All applicants can apply online at http://foodstuffs.careercentre.net.nz. These positions, along with other local opportunities, will also be listed at www.northcanterbury.co.nz/jobs.

Fanfare . . . A montage by sculptor Neil Dawson lights the way for travellers at Chaneys Corner near the Northern Motorway. The sculpture is 20 metres diameter and has 360 stainless steel wind­powered pinwheels. It was officially opened this week and will light up PHOTO: DAVID MARSHALL. every night with internal coloured lighting.

Award warmly received Waimakariri Mayor David Ayers is thrilled the Waimakariri district’s Belgium connection has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. He says he is pleased to see recently retired Passchendaele Memorial Museum director Freddy Declerk as one of four Belgian nationals awarded an honorary MNZM (member of the New Zealand order of merit) for ‘‘services to New Zealand­Belgium relations and war commemoration’’. Mr Ayers, who has had regular contact in recent years with Mr Declerk

who played a major role ‘‘in the twinning of the Zonnebeke municipality with the Waimakariri District Council in 2007’’. ‘‘He has been here on occasion and has helped to foster the strong links between Zonnebeke and Waimakariri through the commemoration of the battle of Passchendaele which was part of the third battle of Ieper (Ypres).’’ Mr Declerk specialised in New Zealand’s role in the battle of Passchendaele and had frequent contact with New Zealand visitors on tours of battlefields and military sites.’’

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By FRAN PERRIAM, CHAIRPERSON HURUNUI SNA GROUP I refer to the response by the Hurunui District Council Chief Executive Officer Hamish Dobbie to your article ‘‘Biodiversity Regulation Rekindles Opposition’’. We could not be more offended or appalled at his statement ‘‘Given this opposition to the identification of SNA‘s and no engagement from the SNA group on alternative methodologies, there was only one option under the Canterbury Regional Policy Statement (RPS) and that was the implementation of vegetation clearance rules’’. So now we are to blame for this mess. We did not ask to be dragged into this in the first place. In fact landowners were given no choice when a council employee with a felt pen decided to mark SNAs on our land. All we ever did was protect areas of bush on our land and now we are being repeatedly punished for it. Twenty years ago members of our group could see what this major change in policy would mean for future generations of landowners. We have been proven to be right, with a moveable feast of regulation now imposed upon all l andowners. The Hurunui SNA Group withdrew from the biodiversity meetings that are supposedly going to ‘‘explore other mechanisms to manage biodiversity in the Hurunui District’’ because ECan has already dictated what the outcome will be and Forest & Bird stated they would not support any other option. ECan commissioners Peter Skelton and David Bedford have both stated there is no intention to change ECans directives. HDC continue to be oblivious to the fact that the only workable solutions would require a change to ECan’s directive. Hamish Dobbie’s claim that there has not been any engagement from the

SNA Group on alternatives is totally untrue.We have presented alternatives, most recently to the latest biodiversity working group meeting at the request of Mayor Winton Dalley. Our alternative was rejected by Forest & Bird even before we could present it in the meeting. We are the landowners who have ensured our native bush survived the environmentally destructive government policies of the 1970s. We are the people who have fenced, actively managed, planted out and cared for these areas so well that they are apparently now so important to the nation as to require a takeover by

❛ We are the landowners who have ensured our native bush survived the environmentally destructive government policies of the 1970s. ❜ — Fran Perriam, chairperson Hurunui SNA group. councils. We have been engaged in council processes for 20 years. Our group formally submitted to the RPS, as did the Hurunui Council. All of our submissions were rejected by ECan. We were actively involved in the formation of the Hurunui Biodiversity Strategy. This strategy, which relied largely on a non regulatory approach, went through a submission process and was endorsed by the community. This strategy has been overridden by ECan and did not form any part of the formal plan review.

We, as landowners, are tired of sitting at meetings with councils, the Department of Conservation and environmental groups, while they decide how best to divide up our land so that they can control it, make rules that force us to go cap in hand, through the consent process, to the councils to ask permission to perform normal farming activities. None of these so called stakeholders help pay the bank mortgage, the rates, deal with the vagaries of commodity prices and cope with droughts and floods. Neither do these groups play any active role in the protection and enhancement of the areas they are so keen to take control of. These environmental groups threaten us with legal action if we don’t agree to their demands. It was clear early on in the biodiversity working group the only people expected to compromise were the landowners themselves. We have had no thanks or recognition of our conservation efforts and the council has the gall to blame us for the mess their process has created. The attack on us by the HDC, CEO is in direct contrast to the Heartland Forum speech by our Mayor Winton Dalley who said regulation does not work. It seems therefore that the unelected commissioners from ECan and the bureaucracy from both councils have high jacked a process that was supposed to end in a community plan. Instead they have created division, more stress and frustration for landowners already facing a drought and it delivers no positive environmental outcomes. If we sound angry, we are. We are fed up with this whole process and it cannot continue. Rather than attacking and blaming us, the council and its CEO should be looking toward a workable solution with its community.

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Targeted . . . Dan Hodgen from Hawarden Four Square by the PHOTO AMANDA BOWES. chiller that was broken into.

Meat, milk stolen The Hawarden Four Square and Hurunui College were targeted by thieves last week in separate incidents. Dan Hodgen, co­owner of the Hawarden Four Square, says their large chiller at the back of the building was forced open and meat and milk taken at about 5.20am. An alarm was activated but by the time Mr Hodgen got to the site the offenders had gone. He says CCTV footage shows three males and one female walking in front of the Four Square, heading east, about half an hour before the alarm was activated. Senior Constable Rob Ellis, from the Waikari Police Station, says he would like to talk to those seen on the camera footage or anyone else that may have seen anything suspicious. The office block at Hurunui College was burgled at 3.30am the day before but once again, thanks to a good alarm system not a lot was taken. Some other North Canterbury schools that have also been broken into, possibly by the same offenders, haven’t fared so well. Senior Constable Ellis says if anyone has any information on any of the break ins, he can be contacted on 03 314 4009.

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District Council

We are changing to a fairer

user-pays waste collection service The collection rate is decreasing $156 per year

How much will rubbish and recycling bags cost?

From July 1 2015, the e refuse e collec ctiion

Rubbish h bags co ost $2.50 each

com mponent for ra ates will red duce

(includ din ng GST)). This contrib butes

by $156 (the co ost of 52 ru ubb bish and d 52 2 recycling ba ags), givin ng you th he flflexibility to bu uy the bag gs you ne eed

to oward ds bag ma anufacture, sttorage, delivery y and hand dliing; disposall into

when you ne eed them. Bags will no

Ka ate Vallle ey (includ din ng the $10 / tonne lan ndfill lev vy); collectiion contract co osts

longer be delivered.

and counc cil administrration costs.

The rema aining annua al $44 colle ection

Re ecycling bags cost 50 0 cents each

rate cov vers educatio on, publicitty, delivery y of rubbish and recycling

(in ncluding GST). This con ntributes

bags to outlets, storrage costs, liitter

tow wards bag g manufacturre, storage, de elivery and handling; colllection

and recycling binss, and contrrib butes towa ards the contrract costs (e e.g. the

con ntract costss, processing and cou uncil adminisstration costs.

tru uck is still require ed to visit urb ban areas ev ven if some cho oose not to purchase bags).

Rec cycling bags are cheaper to o enco ourage maxim mum diversion of wastte.

A fairer system for all Since we introduced the new rubbish and recycling bag system in July last year, we have received LOTS of feedback from residents and businesses, telling us that receiving 52 refuse and 52 recycling bags each year does not suit heir requirements. th We have received many comments telling us that one rubbish bag a week is not enough but we have received just as many comments telling us people are receiving (and paying for) too many: • I live on my own and I only create a supermarket bag of rubbish each week. It takes me a month or more to fill a whole rubbish bag! What am I supposed to do with the rest? I don’t need them and I shouldn’t have to pay for them! • We fill a rubbish and recycling bag about r fortnight - it is a waste giving us every more. • We take our recycling to the transfer station [for free] so don’t need recycling bags. We make a conscious effort to recycle too, so do not need the number of rubbish bags given. • We maximise reducing waste and recycling and feel it is unfair to be expected to subsidise those making no effort. • We moved into our house after the bags had been delivered and the previous owners had used them all (or taken them), so we have had to buy more even though we are paying for them in our rates. r ice • We use a private waste collection serv and have no need for rubbish bags. • We are a business who disposes of waste and recycles via the transfer station. We have listened and we agree: our new system is not working perfectly. So following con nsultation via our draft Long Term Plan, we have decided to move to a user-pays system. This means that there won’t be the annual 52 x bag delivery any longer, and the collection component for rates will reduce by $156 (the cost of 52 rubbish and 52 recycling bags) from 1 July 2015, giving you the flexibility to be able to purchase the number of bags you actually need, or to use your local transfer station or a bin service if that is your preference.

We think this will be a fairer system for everyone.

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Recycling in Hurunui: What happens to my recycling? Recycling is sent to Eco Sort in Christchurch and is sorted via a materials recycling facility, which also processes kerbside recycling from

Christchurch, Selwyn and Waimakariri. This plant is capable of sorting 25 tonnes of recycling per hour.

Since we introduced the clear recycling bags back in February 2014, the feedback from residents and businesses has been really positive. Comments include: • Its great having information

printed on the bags regarding what can and cannot be accepted for recycling. • We like using the clear bags because they are clean. • Having handles makes it so easy to tie the bags ready for collection and carry them to the kerbside.

Well done everyone! Since February 2014, over 675 tonnes has

thank you everyone for your support.

been recycled via Eco Sort from Hurunui. The

In addition to the recycling sent to Eco Sort,

plant has an acceptable contamination level of 10%, but due to the fantastic support of residents, businesses and the work of our contractor, our average contamination rate has been 1.24%. The feedback from Eco Sort has been extremely positive and we have been recognised as a Recycler of Merit - so

since February 2014, over 710 tonnes of glass

• Being clear is great for stopping people hiding things that should not be in the recycling bags. • It is great having rubbish and recycling collected together on the same day as it makes it so easy to remember when our collection day is.

has been backloaded to Christchurch using empty trucks returning from Kate Valley. This is crushed for use in roading – a great end use for this product. We have also diverted over 115 tonnes of scrap metal from landfill!

Where can I purchase rubbish and recycling bags from?

Tips for reducing the cost of waste disposal and recycling

Hurunui Council refuse and recycling bags can be purchased from the following outlets.

To minimise the number of rubbish and recycling bags needed, some helpful tips are provided below.

• Amberley Four Square • Countdown Amberley • Amberley and Hanmer Springs transfer stations

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• Amuri, Cheviot and Hanmer Springs service centres

• Hanmer Springs Four Square • Hawarden Four Square

Amberley transfer station.

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• Hanmer Pet Resort • Leithfield Beach Motor Camp • Waiau Hardware • Waikari Auto Services • Waipara Post Shop • The Amberley council offices

Deliver paper, cardboard, food, drink and pet food cans, plastic bottles and containers to your local transfer station or place in the recycling bins in Cheviot, Culverden, Gore Bay, Hanmer Springs and at the

• Cheviot Four Square • Culverden Four Square

Recycle glass bottles via the transfer stations. These must not be put in refuse or recycling bags.


Compost food scraps and garden waste using a compost bin, worm farm or bokashi composting system. Choose items with little or no packaging; buy in bulk to reduce unnecessary packaging and re-use carrier bags when shopping. Place a ‘no circulars’ or ‘no junk mail’ sticker on your letter box and ask companies to e-mail you publicity information instead.

Please remember meat trays, polystyrene, plastic wrap and plastic strapping cannot be recycled - please DO NOT put these in the recycling bags or bins

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Issue 130 June 2015

MainPower Network Upgrade Tips for planned power outages

- If you have medical support equipment that is dependent on electricity, be ready with your back-up plan to maintain the use of your equipment. - Shut off or disconnect all sensitive equipment (computers, televisions etc) before the outage begins, to reduce the risk of damage from power surges that can occur when power is restored. - Minimise the opening of fridge/freezer doors to maintain the temperature. Food will keep for at least 12 hours if seals are in good condition. - Turn off any major appliances like washing machines or heat pumps, prior to the outage. This will prevent them from unexpectedly coming on when the power is restored. MainPower is completing a planned upgrade of the electricity network servicing the Bennetts, Cust, West Eyreton and Swannanoa area, as part of the company’s long term strategic plan to deliver a safe, secure and reliable electricity distribution network. Work will be carried out on weekdays and is expected to be completed no later than August.

- Make sure all heat-producing appliances (for example, ovens, irons and hair straighteners) are turned off. This will minimise any fire hazard if the power is restored while you’re away.

The planned work is part of an area wide capacity upgrade which involves conversion of the existing 11kV electricity lines to 22kV. The 11kV distribution infrastructure is at full capacity due to changes in rural land use to more intensive energy usage including the demand for irrigation. Increasing the network capacity will ensure power quality is maintained and will enable the system to cope with future load growth.

- Notify your alarm and phone company as alarm phone systems can be affected.

Some of the upgrade work may require planned power interruptions. We appreciate that outages are inconvenient and where possible we will work on the live network to maintain power supply while we complete the upgrade. Our staff will work as quickly and safely as possible to minimise any inconvenience to customers. If you will be affected by a planned outage, your electricity retailer will send you a letter in advance, so you can make other arrangements.

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- Make sure you know how to override or manually operate security gates or automatic garage doors. - If you have a generator, please follow general safety guidelines and never use a generator indoors.

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Local mounted rifles remember Anzacs By AMANDA BOWES It was an historic moment in Brisbane recently when representatives from the New Zealand and Australian mounted rifles rode together in Australia for the first time since the end of World War 1. Following the Anzac 100 Ride held between The Peaks and Waikari on Anzac Day, five riders representing the New Zealand Mounted Rifles Historical Regiment flew to Brisbane to take part in two historic events ­ the Billy Sing Memorial and Fort Lytton. Jamie Brice, from Omarama, Terry King, George Black, Mike Donaldson and Mark Appleton, from North Canterbury, stayed with members of the Queensland Mounted Infantry Historical Group, who had taken part in the Anzac 100 Ride. They were lent horses and equipment from the 2nd 14th Light Horse Regiment to take part in the two events. Based at Gallipoli Barracks in Enoggera, the riders spent two days training in fast formation and tent pegging (a cross between polo, barrel racing and archery on horseback) in readiness for an open day at Fort Lytton, where they performed for the public. Fort Lytton was built in the 1800s to protect the shipping lanes from enemy

Remembered . . . Jamie Brice (left), George Black, Mike Donaldson, Terry King and Mark Appleton at the Billy Sing Memorial. raids. It is regarded as the birth place of Queensland’s military history and is now part of a National Park. Following their public display, the next day was spent in Warwick where the Kiwis visited a Walers horse stud. Walers are a breed that were developed over time as a riding horse and were a popular choice for the mounted troops in war

time. The Billy Sing Memorial was held the next day and attended by officials from Queensland and a member from the Federal Government. Two of the New Zealand troops, Terry King and Mike Donaldson, were part of the Historical Guard of Honour. As returned servicemen, the two stood

for an hour and a half at attention, which Terry King says definitely tested their endurance. The Billy Sing Memorial was unveiled in remembrance of a famous Queensland bushman turned sniper who killed 200 or more enemy soldiers at Gallipoli. As sniping was illegal he was often referred to as ‘‘The Assassin’’ or ‘‘The Murderer’’. He earned three military awards and was wounded several times in the Middle East and Europe. On returning to Australia he tried farming and gold mining, but died poor and troubled in 1943 aged 57. He was so broke, he was buried in an unmarked grave for 50 years until historians discovered his final resting place. The emotional service was held nearly 100 years to the day that he arrived at Anzac Cove with the 31st Infantry Battalion and Terry says they were very honoured to have taken part in the day. Now back in New Zealand, the five riders will be preparing for the 2015 Canterbury A&P Show, where as part of a 30­strong team they will put on displays for the public. Terry King says some of the Australians will take part and also two members from the New Zealand Armed Forces.

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Kaiapoi clubs plant trees By DAVID HILL Two long­serving Kaiapoi clubs planted what they hope will be enduring legacies at Trousselot Park recently. The Red Cross Kaiapoi branch and the Kaiapoi Garden Club planted trees to recognise their long service to the community. The Kaiapoi branch planted a red maple tree to mark 100 years of the Red Cross in New Zealand. Branch president Lorraine Waters says the Red Cross was first associated with Kaiapoi 100 years ago, with a committee being established in March 1915 under the British Red Cross to help with the war effort. She says during World War 1 the committee raised money and held sewing and knitting bees to support the soldiers serving overseas and visited local families. The Kaiapoi committee also assisted the community during the 1918 influenza epidemic. However, there is no further reference to the Red Cross in Kaiapoi until a local branch was established in 1939 under the New Zealand Red Cross, Mrs Waters says. The branch has been active in the community ever since and is always looking for new members, she adds. Kaiapoi Garden Club past president David Lorgelly says his club planted a ginkgo tree to mark its 90th anniversary which was celebrated last year. ‘‘The ginkgo tree is a really old tree, one of the oldest in the world and it has an unusual shaped leaf.’’

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Lions combined effort Long service . . . Red Cross Kaiapoi branch secretary Athalie Lyon (left) and president Lorraine Waters plant a red maple tree at Trousselot Park recently PHOTOS: DAVID HILL to mark 100 years of the Red Cross in Kaiapoi. The tree was planted in the middle of the children’s playground and ‘‘it’s in good soil, so it will get a good start’’, Mr Lorgelly says. He says the garden club has lost some of its life members this year, but is in good heart having gained some younger members, taking its membership to more than 40. Looking to the future . . . Jack Sanford (3, left), of Kaiapoi, helps Kaiapoi Garden Club president Jenny Kettley plant a ginkgo tree in the children’s playground at Trousselot Park recently.


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Poetry and art evening planned outwards towards the future. ‘‘It’s hers. Everything she Welsh­born poet Steve Thomas sees is hers and her unborn is the guest speaker at children’s.’’ Expressions of Change, an The statue is due to be evening discussion on poetry installed outside the Rangiora and art in Rangiora on Friday, Library before the function on June 19. June 19. The evening will be held at the Rangiora High School hall. ❛The child is pointing It has been organised by North Canterbury artist Alison outwards towards the Erickson, in conjunction with her Winds of Change project. future❜ The function is free and open to the public. — Alison Erickson says, describing Winds of Change was her bronze statue commissioned by Creative Communities, which is run by Creative New Zealand, the It will be mounted on a national arts development concrete plinth. agency, after artists were Ms Erickson wanted the asked to put forward ideas on public to be involved in the an earthquake memorial for project, so people were invited the people of the Waimakariri to submit their post­ district. earthquake perception of Ms Erickson has sculpted a change as poems. bronze statue for the project. Seventy poems were It’s about half life size and submitted during her Winds of depicts a family group ­ a man, Change: Words Wanted a woman and a child. exhibition at the Chamber ‘‘The man in the statue is Gallery in Rangiora during contained in the past,’’ Ms February and March this year. Erickson said. Five have been selected to be ‘‘He is bent inwards and etched into a copper plate and feeling a loss for the past and fixed to the outside of the those things he has hung his plinth supporting the statue. life on. The woman is the The poems will be bridge who holds them announced at the Expressions together. of Change function. Ms ‘‘She is looking outwards to Erickson has put together a find something tangible that booklet containing all the will last, something solid to submitted poems which will be trust for the future of her child, on sale at the function for $8.00 each. and the child is pointing


Mr Thomas emigrated from Wales to New Zealand in 1974. He settled in Christchurch and worked as a poet, an actor and a musician. He became known as ‘‘The Bard of Christchurch’’ during the 1990s and during this time he was a popular weekly contributor on Radio New Zealand National, reciting poems he had written about contemporary events. Mr Thomas is the general manager of the Arts On Tour NZ Trust which he established in 1995 and which organises professional performing arts tours to rural and remote areas of New Zealand. He will be interviewed, on his life and literary times, at the Expressions of Change function by Ms Erickson’s partner, writer, artist and poet Sam Mahon, with questions and participation invited from the audience. Christchurch actress, director and song writer Bryony Jamison, who plays Babette in the North Canterbury Musical Society’s production of Beauty and the Beast, and Christchurch musician and sculptor Chris Reddington will also be guests at the function. Winds of change . . . Alison Erickson during her exhibition, Winds of Change: Words Wanted in the Chamber Gallery at the Rangiora Library, earlier this year.


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Scanning results indicate fewer lambs this season Less lambs are expected to be born in To help farmers, Mr Wheeler has been North Canterbury this year, following the providing foetal ageing results to give summer drought. farmers an indication of when lambs are North Canterbury sheep scanner likely to be born. Daniel Wheeler says scanning ‘‘In the past I have normally just given percentages among ewes ‘‘are down quite them a breakdown of singles, twins and a bit’’ throughout the region. dry, but this year I’ve been doing them in ‘‘On average they’re probably down 15 day lots. It gives people a bit more 25%. The worst ones I’ve seen are down information to make some crucial 40%. A few have held and a fair number decisions.’’ are down 5­10%.’’ Mr Wheeler also recommends farmers Mr Wheeler says Cheviot, Scargill do some condition scoring, if they don’t Valley and Omihi seem to be the worst already, especially if they are faced with affected, while percentages among early the prospect of culling ewes. lambing flocks have dropped considerably. Well­suited . . . Mike Costello with a few of his English Leicester ewes. He says the breed ‘‘There’s just no feed in front of them. PHOTO: AMANDA BOWES Most farmers are having to feed out suits the wet ground. because there’s been no real grass growth in months. ‘‘The reality of feeding out before lambing is that they have already spent a lot of money on feed and some will have to sell ewes and lambs, unless we get rain Silverhope sheep and so the quest for By AMANDA BOWES and warm weather ­ and that’s not likely breeding exactly the right sheep for the to happen now.’’ However, Mr Wheeler says farmers he A breed of sheep not so commonly seen in conditions continued. While breeds have changed in and North Canterbury continues to win the has spoken to seem to be in good spirits, heart of Hawarden farmer Mike Costello. around the Hawarden district over time, but they are ‘‘obviously under a lot of Mike says he is more than happy with the pressure at the same time’’. Mike breeds English Leicesters at his way the English Leicester performs. Silverhope stud and says the sheep ‘‘Needless to say there’s a lot of talk They are a straight, upstanding sheep performs well in the conditions his about weather and it’s the one thing we can’t control.’’ and don’t suffer foot problems, despite properties challenges them with. the wet ground and produce a good heavy Back in the 1980s, when Mike was a Mr Wheeler says there are still several youngster, the family bought a farm fleece as well as decent lambs. farmers who do not scan, however Phone (03) 312-8666 Noel 0274 330 980 The Silverhope stud breeds rams for which had very heavy soils and wet scanning results are particularly useful their own use, although Mike says he will in a year like this for planning ahead. conditions at the head of the Hawarden preencontractors@gmail.com sell rams if someone wants to buy, but basin. generally they have to wait until the They soon discovered they needed a breed that could cope with the conditions following year. Over time more properties have been underfoot. Friends had Border bought and stock numbers increased. Leicesters in Woodend, where the TRUST YOUR INVESTMENT WITH THE EXPERTS: swampy ground was similar to the Mike makes a lot of baleage, about 1500 bales each year and says he always likes Costello’s property. to have extra supplementary feed at Rams were bought and over time • Your Authorised John Deere Dealer hand in times of adverse conditions. crossed to the point where the sheep • Stocking Genuine John Deere Parts There are around 3000 pure English were pure, a process which Mike says has • 24hr call out Leicester ewes now and also some taken about 20 years. Romney crosses. Before shearing, the The breed has a distinctive wool type, • The largest service fleet in the region sheep are drafted out into wool types so high lustre, a good crimp and quite fine no classing is required in the shed. as far as strong wool goes, averaging Mike says so long as he stays happy about 29 microns in the hoggets and 34 to D&E - THE HOME OF JOHN with the breed and it is doing what he 35 microns in adults. DEERE IN NORTH CANTERBURY wants it to do, he sees little point in When the Costellos started their changing and will continue to stick with breeding programme ‘‘wool was king CHRISTCHURCH pin’’ and there weren’t many terminal them. www.dne.co.nz 799 Jones Rd, Rolleston The English Leicester breeders sires around, so they concentrated on a 0800 432 633 03 349 4883 recently celebrated 150 years since the sheep which gave plenty of wool. breed first came to New Zealand and In 2000, at a dispersal sale, Mike around 30 breeders gathered in bought Beechwood stud from Tug Burrows, who farmed at Little River, Christchurch to share their experiences and discuss how they would take the where once again, the ground was wet. These genetics were infused into the breed into the future.

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Drought relief tips winter and a pretty uncomfortable spring.’’ Drought­affected North Canterbury With some farmers due to lamb as early as the end of this month, there are some farmers are being encouraged to share pretty big decisions to be made, tips to help each other get through the winter and spring. including culling stock or ‘‘farming stock out to other farmers’’. Beef + Lamb New Zealand northern South Island extension manager Ian ‘‘It’s not as fashionable to lamb that Knowles says ‘‘pub club’’ evenings are early nowadays as the premiums are not being organised in Hawarden and up there anymore ­ there’s probably only Cheviot later this month to help give 10 per cent. farmers ‘‘a broader perspective’’ on ‘‘Some farmers have backed off, which options to help them manage their stock gives them a wee bit more flexibility. Most farmers lamb in August and over the coming months. September, which will come around just Mr Knowles says there is a lot for farmers to consider, including the cost of quick enough.’’ supplements, grazing stock off farm or Mr Knowles says the extra $20,000 whether to do destock and which classes recently allocated by Beef + Lamb NZ of stock should be culled. has doubled his winter budget for running events in the northern South ‘‘We’re really trying to get local Island region, ‘‘so we can extend our farmers to speak about what’s working support to make sure people can get off­ for them and what’s not. We want to use farm’’. local knowledge as a base for these meetings.’’ ‘‘The main thing is don’t stay home and Farm consultant Wayne Allan will close the curtains. In years like this, it’s facilitate the Cheviot meeting, while Mr not just a matter of going out and feeding Knowles will convene the Hawarden the sheep ­ we need to have a plan B and meeting and they will be joined by a local maybe even a plan C, D, E and F.’’ Mr Knowles says previous ‘‘pub club’’ vet and a feed specialist, as well as local drought relief meetings have been very farmers. successful, with 130 people attending one Mr Knowles says soil moisture data collected suggests some parts of North in Cheviot in April. Canterbury have had a soil moisture Beef + Lamb NZ ‘‘pub club’’ meetings will be held at the Hawarden Tavern on deficit for the last nine months ­ ‘‘that equates to three seasons growth being Wednesday, June 17, from 5.30pm and at the Cheviot Tavern on Wednesday, June lost’’. ‘‘That means it’s going to be a tough 24, from 5.30pm. By DAVID HILL

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great majority of farmers believe promotion is important. ‘‘Time after time market surveys have shown overseas consumers rank New Zealand food very highly.’’ Mr Powdrell says he understands New Zealand meat exporters are competing with each other, but short term trading should not be at the expense of long term collaborative promotion. ‘‘You just need to visit the marketplace to realise the competition is not from here in New Zealand, but it’s from the mega animal proteins, such as pork and chicken. ‘‘We need to market sheepmeat from New Zealand as a distinctive product and the fact that our beef animals are grass fed, and not grain fed. is a market plus, which we haven’t put enough effort into.’’ Mr Powdrell warns any such promotion will take a while to make a real difference in prices. ‘‘The Norwegian salmon industry is a benchmark for well­researched, managed and funded international promotion. The Norwegians are quite clear their international marketing is a long term project.’’

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Focus on winter, spring tactics By DAVID HILL End of season production results will be on the agenda at a focus day later this month. DairyNZ will host a focus day for its Waimakariri tactics for tight times farmers on June 25 to discuss the end of season results and look ahead to spring, following the low payout of $4.40 per kilogram of milk solids and the dry season. Fonterra has announced a forecast payout of $5.25 for next season, with an advance payout of $3.15. The focus day, at the Cust Community Hall on Thursday, June 25, from 12pm, will be an opportunity to see how Scott and Leone Evans, of Oxford, have progressed towards meeting their targets and what they have planned moving forward. The Evanses dried off their main herd on May 29. The herd was re­scanned last month, finding 12 empty cows which have been culled to save on winter grazing fees. Culverden sharemilkers James and Ceri Bourke hosted the second Hurunui district focus day last month. Mr Bourke says the season finished up ‘‘pretty good’’ thanks to ‘‘a pretty kind autumn’’. The remaining cows in the two herds of 800 cows were dried off last week, leaving production at 435kg of milk solids per cow, 10 percent ahead of target. ‘‘It was a bit of a challenge in the spring, but the mild autumn was a real

Good season . . . Culverden sharemilkers James and Ceri Bourke had a good season, producing 435kg of milk solids per cow ­ FILE PHOTO 10% ahead of target. saving grace. Supplement use was under the gun with the payout, but we ended up using less supplement than normal. ‘‘The cows were going pretty well, but after a couple of big frosts you have less motivation to keep going when you’ve got to defrost the shed before milking.’’ Mr Bourke says the cows are well set

for the winter, although there were 14% cows not in­calf when scanned last month, which is ‘‘a bit of a frustration’’. Some of those were carry over cows, but with the low payout and the new ‘‘no induction rules’’, those cows are now ‘‘worth more at the works’’. ‘‘We shortened the mating period, which should be better for calving later on. The more days in milk you can get from the herd the better. That’s where most of the production comes off.’’ The cows are wintered on­farm and winter feed crops are under irrigation and ‘‘looking pretty good’’, Mr Bourke says. ‘‘We’ll just have to wait and see what the winter brings us. But the big driver will be what happens in the spring. A nice, mild spring will be of benefit to everybody. ‘‘The big issue for farmers is if the cows have to come home earlier then things can get pretty tight.’’ Mr Bourke recommends using the spring rotation planner and DairyNZ is planning workshops at Culverden on July 1 and in the Waimakariri district on July 3. He says getting the first rotation right is crucial, especially with cashflow being tight next season. Depending on the weather, Mr Bourke says $4.35 is the break even in his budget for next season and he has budgeted on a $3 advance payout. However he has extended his overdraft facility with his bank to ensure he gets through. At $4.40 this season, he says the farm has made a small profit.

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Irrigation funds boost welcome Federated Farmers says farmers will put to good use a $25m funding boost, from the recent Budget, for investigation and development of irrigation projects. The Government has put $25m into the Irrigation Acceleration Fund through the next five years to kick­start regional irrigation projects. Federated Farmers water spokesman Ian Mackenzie says the Government is right to identify nearly every part of New Zealand as being hit by drought in the past three years. ‘‘Water storage for irrigation goes beyond drought relief though. Building water storage and delivery infrastructure will give far greater reliability of supply for farm operations as well as provide opportunities for finding solutions to some of our environmental issues while providing for recreation.’’ Mr Mackenzie says different locations, project scale and community views, will result in different governing structures in different locations. ‘‘But commercialising water delivery is not something that sits well with many New Zealanders. As chairman of an irrigation scheme, I see clarity of purpose as important. I believe a co­operative structure provides for the best delivery and the longest term equity without exploitation of users,’’ he says. ‘‘It also gives the best outcome for local communities to use the water resource for a whole range of purposes, from town water supply to recreational uses like sailing.’’

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Waimak battles to win in tense finish

Hurunui Rangers’ unbeaten run ends

Waimak United scored a solid 3­1 win in a tense finish. The Stadium Cars Waimak United division one men’s football team travelled to Hillsborough Domain on Saturday to play Cashmere Technical and won to consolidate its mid­table position. Early dominance in the game by Waimak was rewarded by a goal midway through half from Chris Chick, which was the only goal of the first half time. After half­time Waimak again dominated for a long period and finally capitalised with a goal from Shayne Ewen. Waimak continued to press hoping to put the game beyond reach, but Cashmere Technical rallied and Waimak failed to shut down the Tech midfield, resulting in a goal from long range to close the gap to 2­1. The final 10 minutes was tense with only a goal between the sides and Cashmere Technical gave it everything to score an equalising goal. However, it was Waimak United’s Luke Frazer who broke the defence in the final minutes and chipped the keeper to seal the match 3­1. Strong games from Chris Chick and Lee Hinton in goal were a feature of the match and the return of James Hurren from injury. Waimak United’s under­13 girls

Four Hurunui Rangers football teams had their first wins of the season last Saturday ­ the Stormers, Lions, Heroes and 13th grade. However, the Matt Blair Motors senior men’s team suffered its first league loss in nearly three seasons to FC2011 Mavericks, going down 6­5. At the 30 minute mark, after scoring two questionable goals and attacking from the back, the Mavericks deservedly scored giving to claim a 3­0 lead. From the kick­off Hurunui Rangers was determined to start making amends and a three minute flurry of activity in the attacking third saw Edge de Pavia add to his season tally. This fired up the Rangers and the final 15 minutes of the half brought about a return to the team playing its best football. Barry O’Regan slammed the second goal home and then with great alacrity weaving and jinking through several defenders almost walked the ball past the Mavericks goalkeeper bringing the half­time score to 3­all. The second half was riddled with mistakes from both teams. Barry finished off his hat­trick and picked up another for good measure. Regrettably the Mavericks were able to capitalise on some less than adequate defending and netted another three times.

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team playing in the boys league had a remarkable comeback against Nomads on Saturday after being 5­2 down to win 6­5. Early dominance from Nomads resulted in two early goals before the girls pulled one back through Abbey Neilson. Nomads then pressed again to bag two more before Ella Fong pulled one back. Straight after the break the girls immediately conceded another goal. The coaches’ half­time team talk then came to fruition with Abbey de Visser pulling another back. Abbey de Visser scored a second goal, before Sophie Commons scored the equalising goal to set up a dramatic last five minutes. A further Waimak goal from Macey Frazer was disallowed, before Sophie Commons finished a goalmouth melee to take the win. Abbey de Visser was named player of the day. The under­11 A team returned to winning form with a strong 4­3 win over Nomads. Goals to Reuben Wilson, Ashton Lay (2) and Harry Lieshout put Waimak out to a 4­1 lead before Nomads closed things up with two goals in the final five minutes. The players­of­the­day were Ashton Lay and Zach Bennett, but the whole team had a strong game.








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First loss . . . Hurunui Rangers had the unfamiliar task of clearing the ball from the back of the net, going down 6­5 to FC2011 Mavericks for the team’s first loss of the FILE PHOTO season. Other results: Hurunui Rangers presidents 1 Coastal Spirit 3, Hurunui Rangers masters 1 Mid Canterbury 2, Hurunui Rangers 15s 2 Mid Canterbury 11, Hurunui Rangers 13s 1 Waimak Gold 0, Hurunui Rangers 12s 1 FC Twenty 11s 5, Hurunui Rangers 11th grade white 1 Medbury black 3, Hurunui Rangers 11th grade blue 1 Universities black 3, Hurunui all stars 3 Waimak Rebels 1, Hurunui Aces 4 Oxford Renegades 2, Hurunui Lightning 8 Waimak Titans 3, Hurunui Stormers 1 Waimak Bandits 0, Hurunui Griffins 3 Waimak Phoenix 4, Hurunui Lions 5 Waimak Thunder 1, Hurunui Heroes 13 Hurunui Hunters 1.

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Oxford denied place in grand final By PETER WILLIAMS Oxford missed out on a place in next Saturday’s grand final of the Luisetti Seeds Combined Rugby Competition by the narrowest of margins. It proved almost impossible to separate Oxford from hosts Waihora. At full­time, the teams were locked together at 8­8 and after a further 20 minutes of play the scores were still locked at 13­13. With both teams scoring the same number of tries in the match (two each) it came back to points differential over all matches played in the round robin series. Oxford had scored 70 more points in the round robin, but Waihora’s superior points differential of 91 was sufficient to take it through to the final next Saturday, which will be played at Methven, after Methven defeated Burnham­Dunsandel­Irwell (BDI) by 29­20. For Oxford, both tries were scored by left­wing, Gareth Price. The first in the dying seconds of regulation time gave Oxford the chance of snatching a victory, but Sean Thompson’s sideline conversion attempt was waved away and the contest headed to extra time. Price’s second try came soon after the resumption, but Waihora soon levelled again with a try of its own, and neither team could break the deadlock in the final stanza of the match ­ although Oxford appeared to be finishing more strongly. Saracens extended its winning streak to six, with a narrow 15­14 win over Lincoln. Saracens’ strength was in the forward pack, where loose head prop Morgan Pugh and captain and flanker Josh Maynard particularly impressed. Lincoln led 14­3 at half­ time, but twice in the second spell a concerted forward effort shunted captain Maynard, who was playing his fiftieth senior match for his club, across the tryline to score. Saracens’ remaining points


On the charge . . . Kaiapoi’s dynamic prop Luca Tootoo sets off on another of his many rampaging runs PHOTO: SUPPLIED against Rolleston. were appropriately scored by another player celebrating a milestone, Dion Jones in his 150th match notched a penalty goal and a conversion. Defensive lapses had cost Saracens dearly in early season matches, but this aspect of the team’s play has improved significantly, with Lincoln having several scoring opportunities defused by strong defence in the second half. Ashley’s improved run of form continued with a 32­20 win over Prebbleton. First­ five and goal­kicker Lance Taylor has certainly been a significant factor in helping to turn around Ashley’s fortunes. Last Saturday he scored an intercept try and landed five penalty goals and two conversions for a personal tally of 24 points. Andrew Dunbar also scored a try and Ethan Cameron landed a

dropped goal. The first half­hour of the Kaiapoi v Rolleston match was a mediocre affair, before Kaiapoi burst into life scoring two tries before the break and another four in the first quarter of hour of the second spell, before running out to a comfortable 49­7 win. One player in particular really stood out for Kaiapoi. Prop Luca Tootoo was a constant threat with ball in hand, maintaining a high work rate and frequently splitting open the Rolleston defence, scoring the first try himself and helping to set up others. As the game opened up flanker Nacaneli Namata came into his element, with the ball seemingly clutched in his big right hand, he sought the open spaces and frequently managed deft offloads to put his team­mates into the clear. Brook Retallick also maintained a

100% strike rate with his goal­ kicking, converting all seven tries, many of them from a wide angle. Against Hornby, Ohoka never recovered from having two early tries scored against them. Captain Sean Bent was the pick of Ohoka’s players, leading from the front and scoring a try. Sam Grundy also touched down and Freeman Eder converted both tries. But Hornby was too good, winning 24­14. Next Saturday, Oxford hosts BDI in a playoff for third and fourth and Glenmark hosts Southern in a play­off for fifth and sixth. In each of the three lower sections, North Canterbury teams have the chance to take away some silverware with Saracens hosting Darfield for the Canterbury Supporters’ Club Trophy, Ashley hosting West Melton for the Plate and Kaiapoi hosting Hornby for the Plaque.

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LUISETTI SEEDS DIVISION 1 - FINAL; Methven v. Waihora, Methven 1, 2.45pm, K Opele; Assistant Referees: M Gallagher, S Laird. LUISETTI SEEDS DIVISION 1 - 3RD & 4TH PLAY OFF; Oxford v. Burn/Duns/Irwell, Ox Oval, 2.45pm, A Hotop; Assistant Referees: D Taylor, B Egerton. LUISETTI SEEDS DIVISION 1 - PLAY OFFS; Glenmark v. Southern, Omihi 1, 2.45pm, M Gameson; Assistant Referees: G Inch, P Bigwood; Southbridge v. Celtic, Southbridge 1, 2.45pm, J Currie; Assistant Referees: S Prendergast, P Hudson. LUISETTI SEEDS DIVISION 1 - TROPHY; Lincoln v. Rakaia, Lincoln 1, 2.45pm, G Welch; Assistant Referees: P Coyle, S Lamont; Saracens v. Darfield, Sbk 1, 2.45pm, K Fitzgerald; Assistant Referees: tba, G Matthews. LUISETTI SEEDS DIVISION 1 - PLATE; Ashley v. West Melton, Lob Lwr 1, 2.45pm, K Hancox; Assistant Referees: G Eder, N Te Puni; Hampstead v. Prebbleton, Hampstead 1, 2.45pm, A Brosnahan; Assistant Referees: TBA. LUISETTI SEEDS DIVISION 1 - PLAQUE; Kaiapoi v. Hornby, Kaiapoi Oval, 2.45pm, A Stokes; Assistant Referees: G McGiffert, R Lane; Rolleston v. Ohoka, Rolleston 1, 2.45pm, R Goodman; Assistant Referees: M Quinlivan, B Moir. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD DIVISION 2; Saracens v. Amberley, Sbk 1, 1.00pm,tba ; Pickering Shield Challenge, Hurunui Div 2 v. Glenmark-Cheviot, Culverden 1, 2.45pm, S Marshell; Oxford v. Woodend, Ox Oval, 1.00pm, D Taylor. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD DIVISION 2 - PENNANT; Ashley v. Kaiapoi, Lob Lwr 1, 1.00pm, G Eder; Ohoka Div 2 bye. METRO COLTS - CUP; Christchurch v. Ohoka, Christchurch Pk 2, 2.45pm; Glenmark v. Marist Albion, Omi 1, 1.00pm, G Inch; Hurunui v. University, Culverden 1, 1.00pm, Chris Rowe. WOMENS - CUP; Kaiapoi v. Hornby/Burnside, Kai 1, 1.00pm, G McGiffert. CRUSADERS SECONDARY SCHOOLS - UC CHAMPIONSHIP; St Thomas v. Rangiora HS, St Thomas 1, 2.45pm. ELLESMERE/NORTH CANT/MID CANT COMBINED U18 FINAL; Kaiapoi v. Malvern Comb, Kaiapoi Oval, 1.00pm, R Lane; Assistant Referees: P Bigwood, A Reeve. ELLESMERE/NORTH CANT/MID CANT COMBINED U18 PLAY OFFS; Lincoln v. Celtic, Lincoln 2, 1.00pm, S Lamont; Rangiora HS v. Methven/Rakaia, RHS 1, 12.30pm, D Chinnery; West Melton/Rolleston v. Ashley/Oxford, West Melton 2, 1.00pm, S O'Reilly; Waihora v. Hurunui, Tai Tapu 2, 1.00pm, C Wootton. ELLESMERE/NORTH CANT/MID CANT COMBINED U16 FINAL; Rolleston v. Celtic, Rolleston 1, 1.00pm, M Quinlivan; Assistant Referees: P Turnball, B Moir. ELLESMERE/NORTH CANT/MID CANT COMBINED U16 PLAY OFFS; Saracens v. Waihora, Sbk 5, 1.00pm, G Matthews; Malvern comb v. Ashley/Amberley, Darfield 2, 1.00pm, G Robinson; Prebbleton v. Hurunui, Prebbleton Oval, 1.00pm, G McMillan; West Melton/Southbridge v. Kaiapoi, West Melton 2, 12.00pm, K Jones; Methven v. Lincoln, Methven 2, 1.15pm; Hampstead v. Oxford, Hampstead 1, 1.00pm. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U14½ ; Ashley Green v. Oxford, Lob 4, 1.30pm, N TePuni; Ohoka v. Kaiapoi, Mand 2, 1.30pm, L Brine; Saracens v. Ashley Blue, Sbk 2, 12.30pm, J LeGros. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U13 ; GROUP DAY AT WOODEND FIRST NAMED TEAM BRING A PLATE; Ohoka v. Hurunui, Mand 1, 11.45am, R Eder; Oxford v. Kaiapoi, Mand 2, 12.15pm, B Hyde; Saracens v. Amberley, Mand 2, 11.00am, R Brine; Ashley v. Woodend, Mand 1, 10.30am, A Reeve. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U11½ ; Ashley Green v. Ohoka Black, Lob Lwr 1, 10.30am, tba; Hurunui Black v. Woodend, Culverden 1, 10.30am, tba; Kaiapoi v. Hurunui Blue, Kai Oval, 10.30am, tba; Ohoka Red v. Ashley Blue, Mand 3, 10.00am, D Topp; Oxford v. Saracens Blue, Ox Oval, 10.30am, tba; Saracens Red v. Amberley, Sbk 2, 10.30am, tba. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U10; Ashley Green v. Ohoka Black, Lob Lwr Jnr 3, 12.10pm; Glenmark-Cheviot v. Ohoka Red, Omi 2, 10.00am; Hurunui Black v. Woodend, Cul Jnr 3, 12.10pm; Kaiapoi v. Hurunui Blue, Kai Jnr 3, 12.10pm; Oxford Black v. Ashley Blue, Ox 2, 12.10pm; Oxford Red v. Saracens Blue, Ox Jnr 5, 12.10pm; Saracens Red v. Amberley, Sbk Jnr 7, 10.00am. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U9; Ashley Green v. Ohoka Black, Lob Lwr Jnr 3, 11.05am; Glenmark-Cheviot v. Ohoka Red, Omi 1, 11.05am; Hurunui Black v. Woodend, Cul Jnr 3, 10.00am; Kaiapoi v. Hurunui Blue, Kai Jnr 3, 10.00am; Ashley White v. Ashley Blue, Lob Jnr 6, 10.00am; Oxford v. Saracens Blue, Ox Jnr 5, 10.00am; Saracens Red v. Amberley, Sbk Jnr 7, 12.10pm. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U8; Ashley Green v. Ohoka Black, Lob Lwr Jnr 3, 10.00am; Glenmark-Cheviot v. Ohoka Red, Omi 2, 12.10pm; Hurunui v. Woodend, Cul Jnr 3, 11.05am; Kaiapoi v. Saracens Orange, Kai Jnr 3, 11.05am; Oxford Black v. Ashley Blue U8, Ox 2, 11.05am; Oxford Red v. Saracens Blue, Ox Jnr 5, 11.05am; Saracens Red v. Amberley, Sbk Jnr 7, 11.05am. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U7; Amberley v. Saracens Orange, Amb 2A, 10.50am; Ashley Green v. Saracens Green, Lob Lwr Jnr 2, 10.50am; Ashley White v. Ohoka Black, Lob Lwr Jnr 2, 10.00am; Glenmark-Cheviot v. Ohoka Red, Omi 2A, 10.10am; Hurunui Black v. Woodend, Cul Jnr 5, 10.50am; Kaiapoi v. Saracens White, Kai 2A, 10.50am; Oxford Black v. Ashley Blue, Ox 4B, 10.50am; Oxford Red v. Saracens Blue, Ox 4A, 10.50am; Saracens Red v. Ohoka White, Sbk 4B, 10.50am; Hurunui Blue bye. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U6; Amberley v. Ohoka Green, Amb 2B, 10.00am; Ashley Green v. Ohoka Blue, Lob Lwr Jnr 2, 11.40am; Ashley White v. Ohoka Black, Lob 4A, 10.00am; Hurunui Black v. Woodend, Cul Jnr 5, 10.00am; Kaiapoi Blue v. Ohoka Red, Kai 2B, 10.50am; Kaiapoi Gold v. Saracens Green, Kai 2A, 10.00am; Oxford Black v. Ashley Blue, Ox 4B, 10.00am; Oxford Red v. Saracens Blue, Ox 4A, 10.00am; Saracens Red v. Ashley Gold, Sbk 4B, 10.00am; Saracens Orange v. Ohoka White, Sbk 3A, 10.00am; Hurunui Blue bye.

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From the sidelines North Canty rugby results In the Mike Greer Homes North Canterbury Division 2 competition, it was again highlighted how difficult it is to wrest the Pickering Shield away from Hurunui. This time Hurunui comfortably accounted for round­robin winners Oxford 27­10 in the first­round of the Championship section, in a match which proved to be a fitting climax to a very successful Waiau Club Day. In the same grade, perennial finalist Woodend also sent out a decisive reminder that it means business this season. Leading just 13­7 with 20 minutes to play, the final phase of the match saw the Woodend backline run rampant adding a further five tries, three of those in the last five minutes. A feature of the match was the accurate goal kicking of Woodend fullback Will Clifford who landed seven from eight attempts. Clifford was also a prominent attacker along with centre David Procter. In the final round­robin match of


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the Combined Under­18 competition, Kaiapoi lifted the Ric Moore Trophy from the Rangiora High School 2nd XV, with a convincing 36­5 win. The win ensured that Kaiapoi finished top in the round robin and next Saturday the team will host the final in this competition when it takes on the other qualifier Malvern Combined. Saracens was the only North Canterbury team to make the semi­ finals of the Combined Under­16 competition, but on Saturday its challenge ended when it went down 20­32 to the unbeaten Rolleston team. Rolleston will host Celtic in the final of this grade on Saturday. Kaiapoi’s trophy cabinet is getting full. With the Ric Moore Trophy now back ‘‘home’’ (the donor of the trophy, Ric Moore, is a stalwart of the Kaiapoi Rugby Club), the club now holds the Challenge trophies in three of the five JAB grades: Under­18, Under­14.5 and Under­11.5. A feature of Amberley’s Club Day last Saturday was the performance of the Under­13 side. In its first defence of the Under­13 Challenge Shield, Amberley had to dig deep to stave off a brave challenge from Ashley, before winning 29­22. In doing so, Amberley retained its unbeaten record for the season. Another pulsating match last Saturday came in the under­11.5 grade where the unbeaten Kaiapoi side had to work overtime to repulse the challenge of a plucky Ohoka Black team, 41­36.

Luisetti Seeds division one: semi finals: Waihora 13 Oxford 13 (Waihora wins on countback), Methven 29 Burn/Duns/Irwell 20. Play offs: Glenmark 34 Southbridge 27, Southern 43 Celtic 14. Trophy: Rakaia 23 Southbridge 27, Southern 43 Celtic 14. Plate: Prebbleton 20 Ashley 32, West Melton 16 Hampstead 13. Plaque: Hornby 24 Ohoka 14, Kaiapoi 49 Rolleston 7. Mike Greer Homes division two: Hurunui 27 Oxford 10, Amberley 20 Glen/Chev 7, Woodend 46 Saracens 7, Kaiapoi 34 Ohoka 10. Metro Colts Cup: Ohoka 7 Hurunui 47, University 46 Glenmark 0. Crusaders Secondary Schools, UC championship: Rangiora HS 36 Ashburton College 22. Ellesmere/North Cant/Mid Cant combined under 18: Malvern combined 15 Celtic 17, Rangiora HS 5 Kaiapoi 36, Waihora 32 Ashley/Oxford 10, West Melton/Rolleston 29 Methven/Rakaia 7, Lincoln won by default from Hurunui. Combined under­16 semi finals: Rolleston 32 Saracens 20, Waihora 15 Celtic 17. Play offs: Kaiapoi/Woodend 21 Malvern combined 36, Ashley/Amberley 15 Prebbleton 24, Lincoln 36 Hampstead 12, Hurunui 31 West Melt/Southbridge 38, Oxford 55 Methven/Rakaia 0. Mike Greer Homes North Canterbury Ltd under­14.5:

Kaiapoi 64 Ashley Green 15, Oxford 69 Ashley Blue 29, Saracens 44 Ohoka 36. Under­13: Amberley 29 Ashley 22, Hurunui 69 Saracens 14, Oxford 47 Ohoka 14, Kaiapoi 61 Woodend 17. Under­11: Amberley 35 Ashley Blue 34, Hurunui Black 41 Saracens Red 34, Hurunui Blue 50 Saracens Blue 10, Ohoka Black 36 Kaiapoi 41, Ohoka Red 45 Woodend 33, Oxford 56 Ashley Green 22. Under­10: Amberley 30 Ashley Blue 70, Glenmark­ Cheviot 60 Woodend 5, Hurunui Black 65 Saracens Red 30, Hurunui Blue 40 Saracens Blue 25, Ohoka Black 65 Kaiapoi 10, Oxford Red 30 Ashley Green 35. Under­9: Glenmark­Cheviot 75 Saracens Red 20, Hurunui Blue 15 Saracens Blue 50, Ohoka Black 45 Kaiapoi 15, Ashley White 85 Ohoka Red 65. Under­8: Glenmark­Cheviot 55 Woodend 20, Hurunui 30 Saracens Red 45, Saracens Orange 40 Saracens Blue 20, Oxford Red 10 Ashley Green 65. Under­7: Hurunui Black 70 Saracens Red 65, Hurunui Black 70 Saracens Red 65, Ohoka Black 80 Kaiapoi 60, Ohoka White 75 Saracens Orange 75, Oxford Black 60 Ohoka Red 35. Under­6: Amberley 70 Ashley Blue 75, Ashley White 55 Ohoka Green 55, Hurunui Black 55 Saracens Red 45, Hurunui Blue 65 Saracens Blue 45, Ohoka Black 60 Saracens Orange 55, Oxford Black 75 Ohoka Red 60, Oxford Red 65 Ashley Green 55, Saracens Green 70 Ashley Gold 70.

Smallbore, bridge results Ashley Smallbore Rifle results for Travelling Teams and Tiverton Cup. Round four: Division One teams: Rangiora 788.46 (4) 19 points, West Eyreton 791.44 (5) 17 points, Amberley 785.37 (3) 12 points. Division Two teams: Rangiora 783.47 (5) 19 points, Amberley 574.29 (4) 13 points, West Eyreton 573.33 (3) 3 points. Top individual scores: Brian Lunn 198.13 (100.7), Robert Dalzell 198.9 (100.3), Keith Brown 198.6, Conan Griffin 196.10, Chris Kershaw 196.8, Peter Boerlage 195.9, Matthew Little 194.9, Gordon Wright 194.7, James Briden 193.6. June 8: C.Griffin 100.7, G.Wright 99.6, K.Brown 98.6, M.Criglington 95.2, D.Evans 95.2, I.Frazer 89.0, W.Parker 88.2, G.Evans

86.1, M.Parker 86.0, B.Devine 83.0, M.Bradley 81.1, T.McIlraith 79.1, C.Bradley 79.0, J.Beaton 73.0, J.Bradley 73.0. Rangiora Bridge Club results: Monday Afternoon Queens Birthday Holiday Open: North/South: Sylvia Younger / Kaye Lainchbury 1, Jill Amer / Liz Partridge 2, Robert Jarrett / Jane Jarrett 3. East/West: Heather Waldron / Sarah Waldron 1, Geoff Swailes / Carol Swailes 2, Brian Stewart / Bruce Glenday 3. Wednesday Evening Plate Pairs: N/S: Gaynor Hurford / Robin Hassall 1, Diane Findlay / Darcy Preston 2, Heather Waldron / Beverley Brain 3. E/W: Dave Putt / Shirley Symns 1, Dawn Simpson / Jenny Shore 2, Barry Smart / Lester Garlick 3.




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Quiet Mansfield Park Location How often does an opportunity like this come along? An ideal home for retirement or a gem of a buy for 1st home buyers. Set on 649m2 fully landscaped section with great covered outdoor patio, fully fenced and secure for children and pets. The 140m2 home comprises 3 bedrooms, spacious living all north facing, and an internally accessed double garage. With excellent floor coverings and neutral décor throughout there

is very little you will feel the need to change. A substantial almost new Heat Pump keeps the home cosy in winter and cool in summer. The property is located in a well-cared for quiet cul-de-sac within easy walking distance to High School. The vendors have now moved to their new property so possession is available anytime. Open Home: Sunday 14th June 2.30 – 3.00pm

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KAIAPOI 1B 548 Williams Street

Neg over $549,000


A prospective agent has said they have “interested buyers” in our property. How do we make sure such parties exist? You can’t, without first signing the agency agreement. That agreement is necessary thanks to the Real Estate Agents Act 2008. It’s a point reinforced by section 126 of the Act, which stipulates there will be no commission without it either. It is also a breach of the Professional Conduct and Client Care Rules 2012, to show a property without first obtaining a signed agency agreement from the owner. Many real estate agencies would consider this to be a breach of the salespersons contract and grounds for immediate dismissal. So telling a salesperson to bring someone round if they have “interested parties” is just not going to wash. If you are serious about wanting your house sold, you need to have an agent who is serious about selling it. And that involves a lot a work behind the scenes. More importantly though, don’t confuse “interested parties” with “buyers” because it also takes a lot of work turning the former into the latter.


Situated in the secure environment of “The Lakes” minutes from cafes, shops, and golf course. Suiting both professional couple needing a home to accommodate guests but easy care, or retired couple wanting the security of being able to go away and leave their home in a “lock-up and leave”. 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2 living areas. Gas heating plus heatpump. Cosy outdoor living for those Sunday morning breakfasts. Drive through garage suitable for trailer or boat.

KAIAPOI 7/7a Coups Terrace

M: 027 2244 133

E: tina.parkin@waimakrealestate.co.nz


With great views across the rugby park from your dining room table, this 2 bedroom unit offers affordable living to those sick of paying the landlord. Super tidy open plan living with spacious kitchen, modern bathroom, separate laundry and single garage. Front north facing porch to sit and have a cuppa or a fenced off rear area outside to watch the rugby.

KAIAPOI Villa 33 - 150 Williams Street OPEN HOME

2 bedroom villa of 105m2 floor area. This is a larger unit with good size north facing separate living, open plan kitchen/dining. Separate WC which is wheelchair width, internal access garage. On site caretaker, medical emergency alarm, lawns mowed, windows washed, dwelling insurance paid for. Ideally suited with shops, medical centre and bus stop at the front gate.


KAIAPOI 99 Williams Street PH 03 327 8131

Web ID: WRE11593

Tina Parkin 027 2244 133


Web ID: WRE11618

Tina Parkin 027 2244 133




Top of the line Benchmark home comprising of 267m2 floor area. 4 double bedrooms (2 with built in desks), 2 living areas, 2 bathrooms. Open plan kitchen/dining/informal living opening out to an outdoor entertaining area. Integrated sound system, solar hot water, ducted heating. Large chefs kitchen with butlers pantry, a small bar ideal for entertaining, office nook adjacent to kitchen. Great home where space is a necessity and bonus of vendor finance if required (subject to approval).

OPEN HOME: Sun 1.00—1.45pm


Kaiapoi Office

KAIAPOI 15 Sovereign Boulevard


OPEN HOME: Sun 2.00—2.45pm Web ID: WRE11617

Tina Parkin 027 2244 133



Web ID: WRE11624

Tina Parkin 027 2244 133


You won’t get better for your money. 4 large bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with underfloor tiled heating. Separate laundry. Chefs kitchen with butlers pantry, induction cooktop and self cleaning oven. Loads of storage cupboards throughout, separate lounge and study nook. Built in vacuum, alarm, gas hot water. Garden and lawn irrigation. Viewing won’t disappoint and excellent value.

RANGIORA 207 High Street PH 03 313 9977


OPEN HOME: Sun 12.00—12.45pm Web ID: WRE11553

Tina Parkin 027 2244 133

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

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ASHLEY DOWNS 89 Copples Road

$670,000 (plus GST)

Thursday June 11 2015

WOODEND 4 Panckhurst Drive

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Superbly appointed 4 bedroom family home with 2 spacious living areas, double glazing, HRV, log burner, 2 heat pumps, garage and storage shed. This well fenced, landscaped property also offers excellent location close to school, shops and buses.

CHARACTER AND SUBDIVISABLE Excellent sub-divisible rolling downs property of 10 hectare with additional stream bed grazing. This unique property is complemented by private/tranquil setting. Character 3 bedroom refurbished home, woolshed, auxiliary sheds and versatile grazing or cropping.

KAIAPOI 99 Williams Street PH 03 327 8131

WAIKUKU BEACH 16 Collins Drive

OPEN HOME: Sun 1.00—1.30pm Web ID: WRE11610

Russell Clifford 0274 343 122

Neg around $415,000

OPEN HOME: Sun 2.00—2.45pm Web ID: WRE11555


Russell Clifford 0274 343 122

Lovely 5 bedroom family home with open plan living/dining and separate lounge. This privately sheltered property, close to beach also offers double internal access garage, decking, 2 Rinnai Gas Heaters, 2 bathrooms and log burner.

RANGIORA 207 High Street PH 03 313 9977

Web ID: WRE11611

Russell Clifford 0274 343 122

HANMER SPRINGS PH 0800 452 642


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This week’s open homes in North Canterbury Saturday June 13th Amberley

2.30pm 3.15pm

Kaiapoi 12.00pm 12.30pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.30pm 2.30pm

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6 Riverside Way

Harcourts Twiss Keir

12 Robert Coup Road 7 Yellowlees Drive 15 Cattermole Streeet 50 Sterling Crescent 17 Sincock Place 16 Lilian Street

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

128 Main North Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

3 Wairepo Close Harcourts Twiss Keir 30 Sequoia Way Harcourts Twiss Keir 344 Rangiora Woodend Rd Waimak Real Estate 15 Cedar Place Harcourts Twiss Keir

Sunday June 14th Amberley 11.00am 11.00am 2.00pm 2.30pm

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Ashley Downs 2.00pm 2.45pm


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Tekoa Estate (Amberley Beach Rd) 61 Willowside Place 3 Courage Road 6 Riverside Way

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

38 Marshmans Road 258 Marshmans Road

Waimak Real Estate Harcourts Twiss Keir

89 Copples Road

Waimak Real Estate

1/65 Gardiners Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

462 Earlys Road 1820 Cust Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

212 Isaac Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

Kaiapoi 12.00pm 12.30pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.30pm 1.30pm 2.00pm 2.00pm 2.30pm 2.30pm 2.30pm 2.30pm 2.30pm 3.00pm 3.15pm 3.30pm

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166 Lilly Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

12 Robert Coup Road 7 Yellowlees Drive 1B 548 Williams Street 16 Mansfield Drive 15 Cattermole Streeet 16 Mansfield Drive 7 Sincock Place U63 Rivertown Villas 7 Keating Street 15 Sovereign Boulevard 18 Brocklebank Dr, Sovereign Palms 2 Mathias Place 13 Tuhoe Avenue 17 Tuhoe Avenue 24 Lilian Street 25 Beachvale Drive 10 Magnate Drive 243 Williams Street

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26 Terrace Road 86E Leithfield Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir


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Tuahiwi 155 Loburn Whiterock Rd Waimak Real Estate 214 Loburn Whiterock Rd Harcourts Twiss Keir

2.15pm 3.00pm


2.00pm 2.30pm 792 Tram Road 174 Jacksons Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

Waikuku Beach

13 Church Street 179A High Street

Waimak Real Estate Harcourts Twiss Keir


128 Main North Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

57 Tutaipatu Avenue

Waimak Real Estate

1.15pm 2.00pm 2.15pm 3.00pm

1.00pm 1.30pm 1.30pm 2.00pm

84 Pegasus Boulevard 5 Kawakawa Street 81 Kawari Drive

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

24 El Alamein Avenue 3 Wairepo Close 30 Sequoia Way 24b Regent Avenue 19 Goodwood Close 19a Palmview Drive 15 Cedar Place Elm Green Sub Division 37A Ivory Street 38c Victoria Street 18 Calvandra Grove 2 Kowhai Avenue 54A Johns Road 20 Milesbrook Close 22 Taunton Place 23 Riverview Road 35a Charles Street 6 Oakwood Drive

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1206 Two Chain Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

31 Greens Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

651 Lower Sefton Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

14 Allin Drive 65 Allin Drive

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

4 Panckhurst Drive Waimak Real Estate 50 Rangiora Woodend Rd Waimak Real Estate

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For Sale


Amberley | 8 Hillview Place 1,300m



Rural Views - Town Location. If you are looking for a home with peaceful surroundings and a rural view, then look no further. This superb, modern home is located in a cul-de-sac with the grounds overlooking rural land. Open-plan living area with a modern kitchen, dining area and lounge heated by gas fire and heat pump, three double bedrooms, en suite with tiled underfloor heating, family bathroom with separate bath and shower and double garage. Beautifully landscaped with easy-care garden beds, glasshouse. View today you won’t be disappointed. | Property ID AM1019

Open Home

Scargill | 172 Overtons Road

Deadline Sale

20.5 Hectares Larger Lifestyle. Larger lifestyle with options, a bonus is the additional grazing available on the Reserve Crown Land adjacent to the stream margins. The three bedroom home, with spacious living, is situated in an attractive setting and is sheltered by mature specimen trees. An in ground pool, with a covered barbeque area complete the picture. A number of sheds including implement, hay and wool sheds plus a 100 x 11 metre shed with concrete floor. Subdivided into 11 paddocks. A picturesque stream runs through most paddocks. Situated on a sealed country road, just 37km to Amberley. | Property ID AM1018

James Murray 027 436 8103 Canterbury

Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119 Canterbury

Sunday 3.30 to 4.00pm


Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

Closing 4pm, Friday 26 June 2015


By appointment


James Murray 027 436 8103 Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425 Canterbury

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718 Canterbury

Deadline Sale

Flaxton | 107 Bramleys Road 5.5 Hectares Polo Horses Or Cattle. If you are looking for a lifestyle property offering a modern home and first class facilities, only 6km from the Northern Motorway, this exceptionally well maintained property is sure to impress. Three bedrooms plus office, family home with two living areas with professionally landscaped gardens. Double internal access garage plus a 9m x 9m shed with double roller doors and a 15m x 7.5m shed with large sliding doors - all lockable and private. The property also has well maintained cattle yards surrounded by seven paddocks of quality pasture. | Property ID RA1637

Closing 4pm, Friday 26 June 2015 (unless sold prior)


By appointment


Maurice Newell 027 240 1718


Amberley | Courage Road 1,000m - 2,023m

By negotiation

Exciting Commercial Land Development. • Adjacent to Sate Highway 1 • Three-phase electricity, fibre broadband • Suitable for agri-business, light industry, retail services, professional offices, storage




Selling Stage 1 now with titles expected December 2015. Stages 2 and 3 to follow, 1,000m2 - 3,000m2, 14 sections in total. | Property ID RA1635

Barry Keys 027 434 7689 Canterbury

Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600 Kaikoura

By appointment


Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425 Malcolm McNaughton 027 297 4297

Allan Gifford 027 226 2379 Marlborough

Chris Abbott 027 435 2872 Marlborough

0800 200 600 | farmlandsrealestate.co.nz

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For Sale Amberley



Final Reminder

259 Glasnevin Road 5.2 Hectares

56 Osborne Road 1,280m2

Deadline sale closing 4pm,


Friday 19 June 2015



Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

Space Galore. Open-plan dining and living rooms, roomy lounge with access to a sunny, sheltered patio. Two bedrooms plus a study, a newly updated bathroom and a separate shower room in the laundry. A separate studio/sleep-out is an ideal space to work from home or enjoy hobbies. The home has double glazing (in most rooms), an efficient log burner and heat pump. The section is fenced with a glasshouse, double garage and woodshed. | Property ID AM1016

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’ drive 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






By negotiation



Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

258 Foothills Road 5.2 Hectares

Priced To Sell. Situated at Okuku and just 7km from the highly regarded Loburn Primary School, this versatile block has westerly shelter and its own well, from which water quality tests have already been done. The Ruapuna silt loam is free draining making it suitable for horses or cattle, yet it is usually considered a summer safe area for rainfall. With phone and power to the boundary, all you need to do is plan where to build your dream home and apply for a building consent. | Property ID RA1636

6 Princes Street 857m2

Cosy Rural Village Home. Beautifully presented, near-new home located in small rural village. The home consists of well-equipped modern kitchen, open-plan living/ dining, two bedrooms – master with walk in wardrobe and tiled wet room bathroom. The 857m2 section is a blank canvas for your landscape ideas. Waikari has many facilities including primary school, medical facilities, bakery, service station, café, gift shop and local pub. | Property ID AM1006



9 Hawthorne Road 553m2


43 Tauhou Place 775m2







Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600

Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600

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

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 gently 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 piece of paradise. Close enough to walk to town. | Property ID TU10549





Kenepuru Road 242 Hectares

1980 Northbank Road 404.8 Hectares By negotiation

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


and forestry

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

James Murray 027 436 8103 Canterbury

Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119 Canterbury

Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425 Canterbury

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718 Canterbury

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

Barry Keys 027 434 7689 Canterbury

Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600 Kaikoura

Allan Gifford 027 226 2379 Marlborough

Chris Abbott 027 435 2872 Marlborough

0800 200 600 | f armlandsrealestate.co.nz

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Can’t Wait Any Longer!

Harcourts ID: RG7275

Nothing Less Than Perfect...

Harcourts ID: BF24557

6 Riverside Way, Amberley – This private and substantial 262m home on a 2543m section, with room

1206 Two Chain Road, Swannanoa – Welcome to the good life! A magnificent country home with

for all. The interconnecting living and dining spaces allow for entertaining, indoor/outdoor opportunities

ambiance and excellent proportions. Entertaining is an absolute breeze in this 287m2 home, the house

with alfresco dining around the heated swimming pool or gas fire for comfort. Close to local primary

comprises of both formal and informal areas with an easy flow to outdoors areas. The kitchen is the



school, shops and cafes, enjoy the beautiful warmer climate of Hurunui District. Internal access triple

central hub of the home and is a dream to work in. Four great size bedrooms two bathrooms a separate

garaging with a bonus back roller door. We would encourage your earliest inspection.

laundry with three car internal access garage. All sited on 4ha of well fenced land.

Christine Tallott

Gemma & Sue Roberts

Auction: Wednesday 24th June 3:00 p.m. (unless sold prior)

Licensed Sales Consultant

P. 03 313 6158 M. 0274 906 042 E. christine.tallott@gmail.com

Deadline Sale: Tuesday 23rd June (unless sold prior)

Licensed Sales Consultants





P. 03 323 6045 M. 0272236471 or 0274401282 E. gemma.roberts@harcourts.co.nz





Buy of the Year!

Harcourts ID: RG7265

Your Own Private Haven

Harcourts ID: KI5844

258 Marshmans Road, Ashley – Everything about this property is easy, the house is comfortable,

31 Greens Road, Tuahiwi – Enjoy a change of lifestyle in this cute , comfortable, cosy, 90m2 dwelling

well positioned for the sun and effortless to look after. Inside the kitchen and bathrooms have been

set snugly on a 6070m2 block in the heart of Tuahiwi. Recently renovated through out offering spacious,

updated. With north facing open plan kitchen/dining/living area, 4 bedrooms, separate laundry

sunny living, 3 double bedrooms, spacious modern bathroom and separate laundry. Divided into two

and log burner. Add to this the bonus of a lg 2 car garage with studio room attached. Established

paddocks with separate backyard, 3 bay barn, and extra sheds. Properties such as this are seldom

shelter plantings, cattle-yards and 5 bay shed, this is a winner all round.

available and must be viewed to be appreciated. Don’t miss this one - come and view

Stuart Morris

Carole Morgan

Licensed Sales Consultant

P. 03 313 6158 M. 027 4226 395 E. stuart.morris@harcourts.co.nz

Deadline Sale: Tuesday 23rd June 5.00 p.m. (unless sold prior)

Licensed Sales Consultant





P. 03 327 5379 M. 0272 888 216 E. carole.morgan@harcourts.co.nz




$685,000+GST (if any)

Decision Made, Downsizing a Must!

Harcourts ID: RG7187

A Place to Call Home

Harcourts ID: RG7254

166 Lilly Road, Fernside – A warm and comfortable 2 double bedroom bungalow with the living

214 Loburn Whiterock Road, Loburn – Nestled amongst a magical garden setting is a 4bdrm

area getting all day sun and a log burner for those chilly winter days and evenings. A little piece of

home with sleepout, double garage, and another fully enclosed 3 bay shed. Perfectly sized at 2ha,

paradise with plantings of Palms in a well sheltered 4 hectare block with a dressage arena, tack

there is room for a pony or two and space for the family to enjoy. Can’t get much better than this!

room, 3 bay barn, 6 paddocks with troughs. So close to Rangiora, just off the main highway, an

Inspections by appointment only. Phone Linda to View.

easy commute to the airport and city. If you’re thinking of entering the lifestyle market then this is it.

Gary McNicholl & Marie Rowley

Linda Warren-Davey

Licensed Sales Consultants

P. 03 313 6158 M. 0274384279 or 0274879789 E. gary.mcnicholl@harcourts.co.nz

Contributor to www.realestate.co.nz

Licensed Sales Consultant




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





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Public Notices

Public Notices


PUBLIC NOTICE SALE AND SUPPLY OF ALCOHOL ACT 2012 Section 101 JMX Limited has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Amberley for the renewal of the On-Licence in respect of the premises situated at 10 Mt Lyford Forest Drive, Mt Lyford, Hurunui district known as Mt Lyford Lodge. The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is that of a Hotel/Restaurant. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence is: Monday – Sunday 8am to 2am The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Hurunui District Licensing Committee at 66 Carters Road, Amberley. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the grant of the application may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the Hurunui District Licensing Committee, P O Box 13, AMBERLEY. No objection to the renewal of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 131 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 This is the first publication of this notice.



Trevor James Bunting and Patricia Mary Bunting has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Amberley for the issue of an Off-Licence in respect of the premises situated at 162 Church Road, Glenmark, Hurunui District known as Dallington Downs Estate. The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is that ofa winery, endorsed under section 40 (remote sellers of alcohol) of the Act. The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Hurunui District Licensing Committee, at 66 Carters Road, Amberley. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the issue of the licence may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the Hurunui District Licensing Committee, PO Box 13, AMBERLEY. No objection to the issue of the licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 105(1) of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. This is the only publication of this notice.

Tuatapere Butchery has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Amberley for the renewal of the Off-Licence in respect of the premises situated at 458 Ashworths Road, Amberley, Hurunui district known as Pukeko Junction Regional Wine Centre and Gallery. The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is that of a Regional wine centre and gallery. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are: Monday – Sunday 9am to 10pm. The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Hurunui District Licensing Committee at 66 Carters Road, Amberley. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the grant of the application may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the Hurunui District Licensing Committee, PO Box 13, Amberley No objection to the renewal of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 131 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. This is the only publication of this notice.

Mount Brown Estates Limited has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Amberley for the renewal of the On and Off Licence in respect of the premises situated at 13 Teviotview Place, Amberley, Hurunui district known as Mount Brown Estate Limited. The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is that of an Endorsed as remote sale Winery under section 40. The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Hurunui District Licensing Committee at 66 Carters Road, Amberley. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the grant of the application may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the Hurunui District Licensing Committee, PO Box 13, Amberley

Public Notices

Public Notices

DOG REGISTRATION FEES FOR THE 2015/16 YEAR The Hurunui District Council has fixed the following dog registration fees for the period 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016. All fees are GST inclusive. REGISTRATION FEES: Dangerous Dogs All other Classes

$52.50 per dog $35.00 per dog

If registrations are not completed by 1 August 2015 a 50% penalty fee will be applied to the registration fee after that date. Dogs are not considered registered until full fees, as applicable, have been paid.

Situations Vacant Situations Vacant

North Canterbury

requires an addition to our team of drivers with an immediate start. The position is to deliver and fill 45kg bottles to our North Canterbury Client base. Reduced hours in the summer with fulltime delivery over the winter months. HT licence required with DG a requirement although we would assist with this if the applicant requires one. The position would suit someone who is flexible in employment hours, is fit and strong as the bottles are 90kg approximately fill, has very good people skills and enjoys working with the public with positive and proactive attributes. We would provide a full medical clearance. The position is based in Kaiapoi. 1601840

Please phone Peter Ryder 021 754 239.

Sales Rep


Time is running out for you to apply for a Rates Rebate for the 2014/15 Rating Year The Council reminds ratepayers that any Rates Rebate application for the 2014/15 rates year must be completed by 30 June 2015. If you haven’t already applied for this (1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015) then ring and book an appointment for a Wednesday morning at the Amberley Office. This relates to income for the Tax Year ending 31 March 2014. If you are unsure of your options please contact us: Ph: 03 3148816, email: rates@hurunui.govt.nz

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

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

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PAINTER and Plasterer available. No job too small. Free quotes. Phone Reg 022 189 8294. NORTH Canterbury Give Away Painters. Reg Tradesman. BORDER COLLIE Eye Interior, exterior painting. Dog, 8yo, make a good Free quotes. Covering watch dog or for agility. North Canterbury, Oxford, Kaiapoi, Rangiora, Amber­ Free, ph 03 312 9201. ley. Phone 03 327 7899 or 027 432 3520.

Chimney Cleaning

Pride & Quality Painting & Decorating Services

AAAAA Abel & Prestige 20 yrs exp, fast and friendly Chimney Cleaning. Nth service. For all your painting Cant. Owned and operated. needs, phone: Martin 310 Professional guaranteed 6187 or 021 128 9867 service. All firebox repairs. Ph Ken & Trish 312 5764. A Lady Paperhanger and Painter, all work guaran­ teed, free quotes. Phone Carol 027 435 9165 or 03 Concrete Services 3127 327. TWEED Decorating for AFFORDABLE concrete your painting and cutting with quality and wallpapering needs, removal work. Free quotes. interior or exterior. Based No job too small. Ph 027 in Hawarden covering the 442 2219, Fax 03 359 6052 Hurunui area. Call Phil on or A/H 03 359 4605. 027 558 9333 or 03 314 4110. A PROFESSIONAL job PAINTER. Top quality by local owner operator, work. No job too big or from concrete around new small. We stand by Canter­ homes to resurfacing bury. Phone Wayne 027 floors. For your next con­ 2743 541. crete job, residential or business, phone LE’ CON­ Hire CRETE on 03 314 9366.

No objection to the renewal of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 131 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 This is the only publication of this notice.


Builder CONSTRUCTION ARK Construction Ltd. Avail­ able for all builds. 45 years plus experience. Immediate start. Highly recom­ mended. Phone Alan or Karen 03 312 8032.


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

EXCEL Eng. Ltd. Struc­ tural & General Engineers. Coded welding, House Beams & Lintels, Machining, Profile Cutting, Hydraulic Press, Crane Truck Hire & Skip Hire. CLAIRVOYANT Avail now for all jobbing medium, clear accurate work. We also manufacture readings with Holly. Phone & repair jet boats. Work­ 03 314 9073. shop at 181 Loburn Whiterock Rd. Ph/fax 03 312 8884, mobile 027 486 Fencing 0415 anytime. NORTHEND FENCING LTD is in your area. For all fencing requirements eg; dairy conversions, Health & Beauty vineyards, deer fencing, lifestyle blocks, post and HOMEOPATHY... and rail, quality workmanship More! Health Care Expo. Practioners. guaranteed, competitive Qualified rates.phone Mike 027 313 Rangiora RSA lounge. Sat­ urday 27th June, 10am ­ 1872. 4pm, free Admission. All SUMMERFIELD Fencing welcome. Ltd in your area now. Lifestyle or farm, sheep, cattle, horse, all types of WISDOM animals. Fences, yards, COUNSELLING for per­ sheds, arenas, shelters, sonal, couples, family, prof. runs. 27 years contract MNZAC in North Canter­ fencing. John is available to bury. One2one, phone or help with your design and skype Michael 027 340 planning. Ph Carol or John 8325, 03 745 9118 www.wisdomcounselling.co.nz. on 03 312 4747.

North Canterbury Musical Society COSTUME HIRE

Brighten your party with authentic costumes Mon & Thurs 7 - 9pm Friday 4 - 6pm Saturday 11am - 1pm large groups by arrangement Enquiries please phone Rooms 313 4854 or Gail 313 6774 www.ncms.co.nz EFTPOS. Northbrook RD, Rangiora


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

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. AMBERLEY two bed­ room flat, sunny, central. Available early July. Phone 027 957 8030.

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Excavations & Driveways Sitescapes

• 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

Pruners Wanted

Pruners required to work in a small friendly team in the Waipara area. Great rates and plenty of work. Experience preferred but will train the right person. You will need your own transport.

For more info, please phone: Lisa 027 683 0006 Brent 021 372 242 1600001

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


No job too small or big Free quotes

Ph 027 204 5358 (03) 312 7042

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

LOCAL BUILDERS Ring Mark 027 229 7310 for a free quote

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

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

www.longsilver construction.com • Licensed Building Practitioner • Registered Master Builder 1233373


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


Oxford Butchery 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.

For Sale CARAVANS. For the larg­ est and best stock of UK Caravans in North Canter­ bury. Contact Ken Hamblin, Motor Home Supplies 027 434 1260. 1998 TOYOTA Caldina GTT Turbo. 253,000kms, petrol, tidy for age/kms, recent service, brand new radiator. Ph 021 238 8121. CROCHET RUGS for sale, different sizes avail­ able. Phone 03 314 8814. NO bees? Rent a beehive. Fully managed by regis­ tered bee keepers. You get pollination plus honey. Phone 027 657 2007.


Number one old-fashioned bacon & ham curing. A/H 312 4219 or 312 4709

Ph 312 4205 Oxford

Civil and Drainage

Driveways Landscaping Retaining Walls Earthworks Foundations

Wastewater Septic Tanks Treatment Plants Drainage Irrigation


required for a busy Chartered Accountancy and Business Advisory firm operating from modern offices in Rangiora. The perfect fit for this role will be someone with experience in a Chartered Accountants office. So, if you: • Are looking for a progressive forward thinking firm; • Are competent in the preparation/review of financial statements and returns; • Have experience with accounting software – Xero, MYOB or Banklink • Are a team player Please forward your response, together with your CV to:

All applications treated in strict confidence. Applications close 19/06/2015. 1600773

Chiropractic Services


cut to length 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

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.

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

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

Select Health

51 Ashley Street Rangiora

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


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

Computer Repairs


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”

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

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

Free quotes (will travel)

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



• Curtains • Romans • Cushions and more Free measure & quote

Phone Karen or Maureen 03 327 4919 or 027 427 4919

Mauds Softfurnishings 88 Williams Street, Kaiapoi (Up long driveway)





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.

Wilson Decorators Ltd


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

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

Domestic | Commercial | Repairs | Alterations | Additions

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

• Prompt, Reliable and Efficient • 40 years' experience • All work guaranteed • No job too small 1508416-27-b

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PROPERTY MAINTEN­ ANCE. Lawns, gardens, hedges, chainsaw work, pruning, painting and minor home alterations. TOWN AND COUNTRY. Phone Mike 03 313 0261. SCREEN PRINTING. For all your printing requirements. T­shirts, Hoodies, Hi­Vis vests and polos, Overalls, Caps etc. Please phone Heather 03 313 0261 or email heather.norstar@gmail.com. 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. TILING J.A.S Tiling Services Ltd. Professional, prompt, friendly service. No job too small, free quotes. For all your tiling needs, kitchens, bathrooms, splashbacks, hearths, entranceways. Ceramic tiles, porcelain tiles, stone veneer, slate. Please phone Andy or Jo 027 322 7191, 03 310 7640 or email andy@jas­tiling.nz. GLASS and Glazing. Got a broken glass window? Insurance Work, Pet Doors, Mirrors, Retro Refits, Single / Double Glazing, Splashbacks, Fire Glass. Call your local Glazier Mark on 03 312 3253 or 027 242 6368. Shelley’s Glass and Glazing. 32 years in the Glass Industry. Oper­ ating in North Canterbury. FURNITURE Removal. AXL Transport Ltd. Qual­ ity removals, at the lowest rate possible. South Island wide. Kaiapoi office. Phone 03 327 3216.




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

The News

Fencing HIGH COUNTRY FENCING Dairy Conversion Specialist

• All Farm Fencing • High or Down Country • Dairy conversions • Subdivisions • Post & rail fencing • Yard building • Security • Explosive license

• Specialist bulldozer and side mounted post driver • FCANZ Accredited Contractor



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


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

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

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




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

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


Call me for a free no obligation consultation.

Website: gardenfeatures.co.nz E-mail: info@gardenfeatures.co.nz Phone: 03 314 8366

Painters / Decorators


Kaiapoi Podiatry



Plastic Welding

For All Your Foot Care Needs

Julia Home

Nat Dip Pod, SR Pod NEW PATIENTS WELCOME Please ring to make an appointment Ph 327 4288 42 Charles Street, Kaiapoi


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






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.

03 313 2840

Timber Sales


Waterblasting Ltd Servicing Canterbury Commercial & Residential



Quality Timber at discounted prices

Locally owned and operated

We have a wide range of timber including • Decking • Fencing • Framing • Farm packs • Landscaping and more

Pop in and see us or view our products online at www.royaltimber.co.nz Open Monday to Friday 7.30am - 4.30pm and Saturday 8am – 12 noon Call David on 029 770 9204 Amy 021 650 609 1599602

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

Water Blasting


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




• 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


All Insurance Companies work welcome

We provide new build landscape packages, one-off projects and garden makeovers.


For all your landscaping needs

Call us now on (03) 313 5335

We also repair Windscreens and install Double Glazing



Glass Repair

Glass & Auto Glass


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

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


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

GEOFF ROGERS 021 640 748 or 03 317 8028 www.highcountryfencing.co.nz

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

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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


1300cc auto, just 52,000km and in lovely condition. Great value.


Now $19,995


Was $42,995 Now $40,995

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







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

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




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

Now $51,995

QUALITY USED VEHICLE SELECTION 2013 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER LTD; just 44,000km, stunning in silver with leather trim.........................$48,995 2009 TOYOTA HIACE ZL

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


2014 HILUX SR5 D/CAB 4WD, 3.0, turbo diesel, ex demonstrator, 7,000km....................................... $47,995 2012 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER LTD

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

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 SOLD 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 2012 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER PRADO, 7-seater GX, 3.0 t/diesel, auto, low km ................................ $49,995 2014 TOYOTA YARIS (new shape) 1300cc auto, safe and so economical! Stunning colour





Now $38,995


2.5 AWD, auto, low kms, silver

Was $39,995

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

2010 TOYOTA HILUX 2WD D/C, 2.7L, 5-speed ................................................................................. $19,995 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 • Dale Clark 027 424 1422 • Robin Illingworth 027 435 5105

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