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Rare birds’ breeding ground at risk 4WD vehicles and motorbikes continue to put endangered birds at risk in the AshleyRakahuri River. Shelley Topp reports on efforts by the Ashley-Rakahuri Rivercare group to work with river users to keep the birds safe.


he fragile breeding ground of three endangered birds is once again being put at risk by 4WD vehicles and motorcyclists driving along the braided Ashley­Rakahuri River in North Canterbury. It’s a continuing problem, despite many notices asking people using the river area to take care not to disrupt the birdlife. With the start of the breeding season approaching in August the Ashley­Rakahuri Rivercare group is again asking for restrictions to be strictly observed along the river. The group has made submissions to the Environment Canterbury Long Term Plan, and also to the Waimakariri Zone Committee, asking for restrictions to be put in place. While these three endangered birds may not necessarily be household names to most New Zealanders, they all have unique characteristics that make them ornithological treasures. They breed only on the stony braided rivers in the South Island, and their numbers are in serious decline. The black­billed gull is only found in New Zealand and is one of the most endangered gull

Rare beauties . . . An endangered black­billed gull nests in the Ashley­Rakahuri River bed near Rangiora in North Canterbury.

species on the planet. The wrybill is the only bird in the world that has a laterally curved bill ­ always to the right ­ which it uses to extract insect larvae from under riverbed stones. The black­fronted tern is a beautiful­looking little bird with a pale grey body, short legs, a black cap on it’s head, a white cheek stripe, and a bright orange bill. ‘‘Unfortunately these birds are not well known. ‘‘If they were some of our more well­known endangered birds, such as the kiwi, there would be an outcry about this,’’ said Geoff

Swailes, an Ashley­Rakahuri Rivercare Group committee member. The group hopes to meet 4WD enthusiasts to sort out an amicable solution to the problem that will protect the birds’ habitat, but still allow vehicle use along other parts of the river. An amicable solution had recently been reached with kite surfers, as part of discussions around the Waimakariri District Council proposed Pegasus Bay bylaw consultations. The arrangement protects the birds, but still allows some kite surfing within the Ashley­Rakahuri estuary with

agreed limits. A similar approach has been made to microlight aviators using the airspace above the river. Microlight aircraft have been photographed flying very low over the estuary with the birds just below them clearly stressed and frightened by the big bird above them. Mr Swailes said the group did not want to see anyone banned from using the river. It simply wants to increase awareness about what a special place the area is and ensure restrictions are put in place to allow the bird population there to thrive for everyone to enjoy. The birds’ nest

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between the State Highway One bridge up to the Okuku junction, but a hotspot breeding area, where special care must be taken by river users, is upstream from the new Ashley River bridge, on Cones Road, to a kilometre above Hillcrest Road on the south bank. The Ashley­Rakahuri Rivercare group of volunteers was formed in 1999 to protect birds and their habitat in the riverbed. It works closely with the Department of Conservation, Environment Canterbury and the council. Continued Page 2

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A mock tsunami exercise on Friday has been declared a success. Waimakariri District Council emergency management advisor Brennan Wiremu says while feedback is still being received, council staff ‘‘achieved what we set out to achieve’’ in its most ambitious Civil Defence exercise yet. Civil Defence controller Nick Harrison says the scenario chosen for the annual Exercise Pandora was, following a 9.0 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Chile, of a tsunami with three to five metre waves striking the South Island coastline. Under this scenario, Waimakariri’s three beach settlements The Pines / Kairaki Beach, Woodend Beach and Waikuku Beach would be unsafe, he says. However, council staff, police, fire and civil defence volunteers would have 12 to 17 hours warning to organise the evacuation of around 1300 residents. An operations centre was

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established in the council chambers in Rangiora on Friday morning, with council staff, Rangiora police and volunteers broken into four groups ­ communications and intelligence, operations, welfare and logistics. In a real event the Red Cross, Ministry

of Social Development staff and the Salvation Army would also be involved. An operations centre was established in Rangiora during the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes. In the evening Mr Wiremu says fire and civil defence volunteers ‘‘evacuated’’ the

1300 residents in less than two hours and set up two evacuation centres. ‘‘It was an opportunity to test three aspects ­ our operations centre, the evacuation people and welfare centre volunteers, and our equipment. To try and evacuate three communities, that’s quite an optimistic ask. All three aspects were tested and challenged, so overall we call that a success. We expect there were problems, but now we know that we can bring those agencies together and get those people out of dangerous areas in time. And our public warning system works, which is very pleasing.’’ Mr Wiremu says more than 100 people ‘‘registered’’ at the two evacuation centres at the Kaiapoi Rugby Club and the Woodend Community Centre. He says if a tsunami happened the entire South Island coastline would be under threat and other councils including Hurunui, Kaikoura and Christchurch were developing emergency management plans, with each council organising its own Exercise Pandora scenario during June and July.

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The Ashley­Rakahuri Rivercare group is in the top three in New Zealand for its conservation efforts in protecting rare and endangered birds. It reached the finals of the 2015 Green Ribbon Awards which are aimed at recognising the outstanding work by individuals, community groups and businesses in protecting New Zealand’s environment. While the group did not win the ‘Protecting our Biodiversity’ category, it was in the top three out of 15 contestants. It was won by ‘Project Crimson’.

Geoff Swailes and Joan Miles from the group attended the awards at Parliament. ‘‘It was a real privilege to be there among the country’s top conservation leaders and practitioners,’’ said group secretary, Mrs Miles. ‘‘The fact that we got where we did against such tough competition is a real feather in the group’s cap,’’ she says. Principal trapper, Geoff Swailes, says the project started 25 years ago by NZ Forest Products and has had major support from business and the Government. The overall winner was Project Janszoon in Abel Tasman National Park

Overseas photographers visit river From Page 2 Steve Attwood, a member of the group, who is also a writer, keen tramper, ornithologist and photographer, considers the Ashley­Rakahuri River area to be an ecological gem. He has taken many photographers from all around the world to visit the Ashley­Rakahuri River area and all consider it a special place that is unique

worldwide. ‘‘There are far mightier braided rivers in Canterbury, but the modestly sized Ashley­Rakahuri is a taonga (treasure) of a value disproportionate to its size. ‘‘For the most part the Ashley­ Rakahuri weaves through highly modified rural farmland where indigenous natural New Zealand has almost been scrubbed from existence.


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Fill your cup - energise and relax As drought bites in North Canterbury, women, often the anchor­point of families, can be forgotten as their menfolk slog it out down on the farm. While there are many events planned for stressed farmers to help them cope with the stress of farming in a drought, there is often nothing for their wives and partners, who are also feeling stressed back home, who are caring for their children and ensuring there is a meal on the table. But a day is being set aside to provide an opportunity for women to get together and promote stimulating conversation and listen to inspiring speakers talk about ‘‘uplifting things,’’ says Marie Black, one of the organisers of ‘‘Refill your cup’’. ‘‘We want people to feel inspired. We are not going to talk about depression and stuff. It will be a stimulating day aimed at women, but if blokes want to come along they are most welcome,’’ she says.

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She is also an accredited ‘Dots’ facilitator who ‘‘engages and energises’’ audiences with her down to earth style. Irish born Mary­Jo Halligan will share stories about her journey, perceptions and revelations in an intelligent, inspired and light­hearted way. She arrived in New Zealand with her life partner Steve, in 2008, and the couple settled in Hanmer Springs. Rachael Vink will tell her story of jumping over and crawling under the hurdles presented by serious illness. She will look back on her experience, the challenges overcome and what she has learned about herself, the pleasure of hanging out washing and the wisdom of Winston Churchill and Dr Seuss. Mrs Black says while the event in Amberley’s Tin Shed on July 24 is free, people need to register for catering purposes. The event will run from 9.30am to 2.30pm and is supported by Rural Support North Canterbury, the ANZ, Hazlett Rural Ltd and Beef+Lamb.

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Celebration and thanks . . . Linda Strachan is thankful to Ron Mackie for the entertainment PHOTO: ELIZA BALLANTYNE. he has provided at Holmwood over the years. Society for 25, where he served on the committee and was president for a number of years. In December of last year Mr Mackie opened a painting exhibition at the Chamber Gallery, Rangiora Library where he showcased many of his watercolour paintings, yet another hobby he has picked up in his life. Inspiration for some of his paintings comes from his

family’s interest in the outdoors. Only a few weeks ago Mr Mackie joined his son and granddaughter on a tramping trip. Linda Strachan, programme co­ ordinator at the home, thanked Mr Mackie for all that he had done over the years. Though he has left the group in a leadership capacity Mrs Mackie was quick to point out that they would love to return sometime.

Fundraising stepped up The ‘Save our Pool’ committee is thrilled the Hurunui District Council has committed to building a new swimming pool in Amberley and is stepping up its efforts to get fundraising under way in earnest. It is advertising for a fundraising executive who is ‘‘a passionate and capable local’’. It is a paid position to carry out all of the ‘‘heavy lifting’’ needed to fundraise such a large amount. ‘Save our Pool’ committee chair Paul Reese says the committee will steer and govern the strategy and progress towards the target of $2 million in time for the build in 2018. ‘‘The ‘Save Our Pool’ group has no doubt the district and community will get behind us and we can make a new pool in Amberley for the district a reality,’’ says Mr Reese. Over 500 submissions were made to the council’s Long Term Plan supporting a new pool from national, regional and local organisations and individuals, including many school

children. Mr Reese says the ‘‘fantastic wave’’ of support from many corners of the district. ‘‘In the long term plan they (council) have earmarked a further $250,000 toward the pool in the build year of 2018 and changed the rating amount and collection regime to include a targeted rate for the next two years in the Amberley ward. ‘‘The door was left open to look at further rating options for the wider district in the future in line with a ripple proposal put forward by the ‘Save Our Pool’ committee. ‘‘It involves rating residents on a decreasing scale the further away from the pool they live but an increase overall to support a higher debt level,’’ he says. Mr Reese says as a multi­generational asset the pool should be majority funded by rates over a longer term to capture all new and existing residents,’’ he says. ‘‘The challenge now is to speed up the momentum as we now have a vision to ‘sell’ and begin fundraising in earnest.’’

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World Rose Award BY SHELLEY TOPP Rangiora’s Sally Allison has won the prestigious World Rose Award. The international award, for service to the rose, was presented to Doug Grant, president of the New Zealand Rose Society, on behalf of Mrs Allison, at the 17th World Rose Convention held from May 27 to June 1 in Lyon, France. Mr Grant will bring the award back to New Zealand and a presentation is likely to be made to Mrs Allison at the Rose Society’s next annual meeting. The award came as a surprise to Mrs Allison, who has had a long involvement with Heritage roses, and is well known for her work, here in New Zealand and overseas, as a speaker, photographer and published author on the subject. ‘‘Heritage roses are my big interest, so this award is particularly special,’’ she said. Mrs Allison is a founding member of Heritage Roses New Zealand. She is also the current president, plus a former past­ president. During the last 20 years, Mrs Allison has represented New Zealand as a speaker at six World Rose Conferences and been a guest speaker at many other functions in this country and overseas. She is also the author of two books, Climbing and Rambling Roses, and Shrub Roses, which were both initially published during the 1990’s. Both books proved big

sellers. ‘‘Climbing and Rambling Roses is still widely used today,’’ she said. But, it is now only available second hand. Mrs Allison said she loved Heritage roses because of their simplicity and history. She has a vast collection of them in her large country garden, Lyddington, at Fernside, near Rangiora. It was hard to say exactly how many. ‘‘I don’t like numbers. A large number over a large area. They fit in greatly with a country garden.’’ She collects rose clippings from wherever she goes. ‘‘I seldom come home without something. Roses are so easy to grow from clippings.’’ One of her favourites is Rosa dupontii from the 1820’s. It has beautiful perfume and was one of the first roses she planted at Lyddington, about fifty years ago.‘‘It’s still lovely and robust.’’ Mrs Allison created Lyddington from a bare paddock with ‘‘huge help and support’’ from her late husband Bey, an engineer, who died suddenly last year. Over the years she has travelled widely around New Zealand and overseas, visiting many gardens along the way, but Lyddington is most definitely her favourite. On holiday with her daughter, Sarah Hall, in Hastings last week, Mrs Allison said she considered herself lucky to be living at Lyddington. ‘‘It is my place forever,’’ she said.

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Public art The growing presence of art in public places in the Waimakariri district since the the earthquakes has led to calls for a council policy. The Waimakariri District Council agreed last week to appoint a working party to develop a policy for displaying artworks in public places, following a recommendation from the Kaiapoi Community Board. Since the earthquakes, issues have arisen including finding the long term placement and maintenance of the ‘Red Zone Letterbox’ sculpture in Kaiapoi, sculpture proposals to commemorate the Canterbury earthquakes and the proposed ‘You Me We Us’ sculpture park in Kaiapoi. Mayor David Ayers says there is even talk of ‘‘turning Kaiapoi into a sculpture town’’, as part of the redevelopment of the town centre and the future use of red zone land. The board had highlighted the lack of an established process for procuring artworks for siting in public places and associated decision­ making around location and ongoing maintenance, a report to last week’s council meeting said. The report said artworks were common in public spaces ‘‘to enhance the environment, reinforce the cultural and community identity and promote cities and towns as centres of artistic and cultural excellence’’. Since the earthquakes gap filler art projects have sprung up, particularly in the Kaiapoi and Rangiora town centres. It is hoped a draft policy will be presented to the council in October.

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Changing culture Last Sunday I had the privilege of attending the Centennial Celebration of the Waipara Settlement Ballot which substantially disposed of the remaining part of the Glenmark Station. The landholding accumulated by George Moore reached 150,000 acres, taking in roughly the area between the Waipara and Hurunui Rivers, the eastern hills of Waipara, to Hawarden in the west. The Waipara Ballot consisted of 11,000 acres surrounding Waipara Village and the Glenmark Homestead and was subdivided into 27 blocks suitable for economic family farms. Three families remain farming blocks their forebears drew in the ballot, on June 8, 1915. Inland tracts of the once mighty Glenmark Station were subdivided and settled in the 1890’s. With early European settlement the bulk of land in the Hurunui District was taken up by several massive runs, Glenmark being one. The Glenmark story is a fascinating read and well worth your time ­ I can’t do justice to it here. A unique culture developed in the communities springing up around the stations, a culture imported from the mother country, based on a few wealthy landowners supporting many working

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families. The advent of the family farm changed that culture over time. As the stations broke up, farm labourers and shepherds along with people from all walks of life were settled on ballot blocks under a number of initiatives. These included Soldier rehabilitation ballots, resulting in a levelling of society as more people became landowners. The long era of the family farm which became the strength of rural communities is the culture many of us grew up with, value, and understandably would like to retain. However, the culture in Hurunui is undoubtedly changing again, with smaller family farms becoming less economic. Larger family farms are re­ emerging along with a growth of Corporate Farms. This is once again changing the balance of culture in our communities. European culture partially displaced indigenous culture but we’re seeing more integration of this and a number of new cultures. Traditionally a rural district, Hurunui’s largest town is becoming more urbanized with subtle culture changes evident. All this is neither good nor bad, simply a fact of life, to be valued and embraced or rejected ­ your choice.

Pot Luck mid­Winter lunch All Manchester Unity members, friends and families are invited to the annual mid­winter Pot Luck lunch on June 21, at 12 noon. Manchester Unity will supply meat and vegetables but please bring a plate (or 2) to share, utensils and crockery. RSVP to Cat (03) 3106317 ASAP for details of venue. Quiz evening The Amberley Youth division of St John is holding a quiz evening at the Tin Shed in the Amberley Domain on June 20 at 6pm. There are no age limits, tickets $10 over 13, $5 for under 13, Free for under 5s. Tickets are available from The Blue Dairy Amberley, Pukeko Wine Centre and Gallery Leithfield and The Stables Vintagewares Waikari or Carrie Keith on 027­4992981. Learn to Dance A Learn to Dance programme ­ Jive, Waltz, Gypsy Tap and More with Professional Dance Teacher Grant Killner will be held at the Balcairn Hall, corner of Gartys and Upper Sefton Road, on Sunday mornings ­ July 5, 12, 19, 26 at 11.30am to 12.30pm. $20 per lesson, no stiletto heels. All ages welcome. To register phone (03) 3148849. A Healthwise Hurunui AWHI Project supported by the Creative Community Arts Council. Barn Dance TimeBank Hurunui will hold a mid­winter Barn Dance. Chase away the winter chills on Saturday June 27 from 7 to 10pm, at the Amberley Tin Shed, led by Contra & Square­dance caller Bill Baritompa, accompanied by five talented musicians. No experience needed, no partners needed. Tickets only $10 ­ kids under 12 free ­ include a light supper. On sale at Sally Mac’s, Amberley, or Sefton Garage. Call (03) 3143406. Apple Orcharding and Processing Your Crop On Sunday June 28, from 1 ­ 3pm, Nev and Sue Sinclair are hosting a visit to their organic property in Scargill. Nev will talk about root stocks and grafting and Sue will demonstrate the delicious products she makes from the apple crop, including cider vinegar and beer, apple juice and dried apples. This is a TimeBank Hurunui Learning Exchange event. The cost is 2 time­bank credit or $10 suggested fee. Please register. Call (03) 3143406.

Dear Editor I write to voice my agreement with Eric Anderson in regards to the old Waikari to Waiau railway track being converted to a cycle railtrail. What a great idea this is. Yes, the railway did go as far as Waiau. The original plan was to lay the main trunk line to Picton, via Waiau and what is now the Inland Road to Kaikoura. The line went to Waiau, before a decision was made to go the coast way, as it does today. It remained open and used to bring back lime from the nearby limeworks. In fact, the concrete hopper is still there, on the site of the old Railway Station. The trip by train to the end of the line was very popular on Sundays, for a family day out and a picnic lunch over the bridge at Waiau. It was eventually removed in about 1977. Remnants of it can still be seen on the west side of the road, from Culverden to the Waiau old railway station site. It’s a shame that the line was pulled up, almost four decades ago ­ what a great scenic/nostalgic trip it would be today. And while on the subject of railway matters, I would like to see a new railway station built on the site of the old one in Amberley. So handy to catch the train to Christchurch and go north to Kaikoura, Blenheim and on to Picton/Wellington. Yours, Trevor Stanley­Joblin, Amberley.

Funding welcomed Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey has welcomed a $500,000 funding boost to support mental health in rural communities. Mr Doocey, who has a background in mental health, said that those living in isolated rural communities would benefit by an awareness of the resources that were available to them and from initiatives that could help them access help when they needed it. ‘‘Accessing mental­health support can be difficult for those living in our rural areas due to the distance between health­care services and the seasonal pressures of farming,’’ he says. The funding will improve the

co­ordination of existing outreach services and develop new support programmes and resources for rural areas in need. The Ministry of Health and Ministry for Primary Industries each contributed $250,000 to the one­off funding boost. ‘‘We know that depression has become a significant issue in many of our rural communities. ‘‘Not only is physical isolation a factor but too often rural folk don’t want to ask for help. We need to ensure that they are fully aware of the help that is out there and to encourage them to be proactive in seeking that help,’’ says Mr Doocey.


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Former principal honoured By AMANDA BOWES Former Amuri Area School principal Neil Wilkinson, who was recently made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to education, says the award is really recognition for both Amuri and Pleasant Point Schools. ‘‘While I might have had the ideas, it was the people at the schools who made it all happen and brought the ideas together.’’ His award was in recognition of his innovative initiatives at Amuri Area School, one of which was creating a programme for Year 12 and 13 students looking for employment. He was also recognised for his pivotal work in the aftermath of the Canterbury earthquakes, helping Christchurch secondary schools and their communities respond to the shift in educational needs brought about by the quakes. As Chair of the Canterbury Westland Principals Association, Mr Wilkinson’s role changed after the February quake and the ensuing upheaval it had on schools. Mr Wilkinson retired from Amuri Area School earlier this year after 10 years and is now working as a consultant for schools and says he is ‘‘as busy as anything.’’ He is enjoying the ability to go for a run in the mornings before he starts work and says while he misses the students, staff and parents at Amuri, he doesn’t miss the meetings and other office work. His work now involves helping schools appoint principals, carrying out principal appraisals and he has got on board with helping four Aranui schools that will be amalgamated into one community campus. He is hoping to take a group of people up to Amuri Area School to show them how well a school can work with

Honoured . . . Neil Wilkinson. students ranging in age from five to seventeen and how it could work for the new campus at Aranui. ‘‘Many people don’t like the idea of the one campus as it will bring pupils of all ages together. I want to show them it can work and how good it can be.’’ While he may be in Christchurch one week, the following week he can be in places like Takaka helping schools short list potential new principals. ‘‘I’m probably still in the honeymoon phase of my new working life and enjoying every minute. I have caught up with students from Amuri at the rugby and some have called in to say hi which has been good.’’ Although retiring from his job as principal was the aim for Mr Wilkinson in March 2015, his full three days a week work as a consultant has kept him more than busy and nowhere near a full ‘‘retirement.’’

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‘Art in a Garden’ changes ownership By AMANDA BOWES For Laura Forbes, of Waipara, buying ‘‘Art in a Garden’’ has provided an opportunity to own a business in an area she loves. She has bought the business from Alison Meyer and Penny Zino after working for them last year at the event. Both Penny and Alison were looking to step back from Art in a Garden and offered it to Laura. Laura says her background fitted what they were looking for and in March the business changed hands. Growing up in Dubai, London, San Francisco and then finally Auckland, Laura farms with her husband near the Weka Pass. Her grandfather farmed near Flaxmere, where Art in a Garden is held and she says it is a nice personal connection to now be working and living in the area. Laura has a life long interest in the art industry and from the age of 16 worked in the school holidays at the Majlis Gallery in Dubai, then for the Judith Anderson Gallery in Auckland. She then went to Otago University and completed a Bachelor of Art History and Theory, followed by a Masters in Art Administration at the University of New South Wales. While studying in Sydney, she worked at the Museum of Contemporary Art and later at the Connie Dietzschold Gallery. Returning to New Zealand, she worked for a couple of dealer galleries and auction houses before fulfilling a further interest in events.

Favourite place . . . Laura Forbes in one of her favourite places ­ on the farm, with a work by Johnny Turner PHOTO: SUPPLIED made from Takaka marble ­ ‘‘A new day’’. Studying at CPIT in Christchurch she completed a diploma in Event Management. The Christchurch Art Gallery was her next port of call, where she assisted with exhibition

openings and private venue hire at the gallery. Shifting further north, Laura worked for the Hurunui District Council before starting a family.

For the past few months she has enjoyed seeking new artists and researching their work for the 2015 event. Inspired and motivated by the two women who created Art

in a Garden, Laura says being able to have events like this to continue on to the next generation, in a rural environment, has huge merits and she feels fortunate to have the opportunity. There will be around 30 new exhibitors this year and many of those who have previously exhibited will be bringing new works. While new artists will be on show, there will also be a new line up of musicians. Wellington based opera singer, Rhona Fraser will perform and pianist Richard Mapp and the Nairobi Trio will also entertain the public. One of the Nairobi Trio, violinist Richard Adams, is also a well known artist in Auckland and will be exhibiting his abstract paintings in the barn along with running workshops on the Thursday and Friday. Laura says she hopes locals will embrace this year’s event and that the exhibitions and entertainment can provide a bit of distraction and enjoyment after the dry spell for farmers. ‘‘I am big on promoting the Hurunui. ‘‘This is a great time and opportunity to draw a larger audience to the district. ‘‘The exciting thing about taking over this event is the inspiration and positive reaction I get from so many people, artists, people interested in the arts and from businesses who like supporting the arts,’’ she says. While Laura has bought the business, she will lease the Flaxmere garden for the event.

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By ROBYN BRISTOW An historic Cust church will celebrate its 150th Jubilee in July. St James­on­the­Cust, which was built in 1865, will celebrate with an open day at the church on Saturday, July 25. Visitors will be able to learn about the history of the church and view the many plaques, stained glass windows, Lord Lyttelton’s prayer desk, the Pearse organ and items made by Frederick Gurnsey, the noted carver, sculptor, metal worker and craftsman. The Cust Museum will also be open at this time for viewing some of the church’s historic treasures. These include the silver Canterbury chalice and paten brought out on one of the first immigrant ships to Canterbury in 1850 and a Pocket Communion set donated to the church in 1901 by Prebendary WA Purey­Cust of Lincoln Cathedral and used by his great uncle, the Rev Richard Cust, Rector of Belton, Grantham, Lincoln, between 1811­1864. A church service will be held the following day on Sunday, July 26, at 11am followed by a tree planting and luncheon. The service is open for anyone to attend but for the luncheon please register with Judy Ph 03 312 5136 or Ngaire Ph 03 313 5271. The church of St James­on­the­Cust was named due to its proximity to the Cust river, which in turn was named after General Sir Edward Cust in 1849. It was built on land donated by Mr T Walker and Mr G Searles following a public meeting on March 23, 1865. Messrs Bury and Mountfort provided the plans and John Waller built the church for 365 pounds. The final costs were about 400 pounds of which the Provincial Government provided 250 pounds and the local residents 150 pounds. The church was finished in 1865 and used prior to its consecration by Bishop Harper on September 29, 1866. It was built mainly of kauri timber and its first roof was wooden shingles but was later covered with corrugated iron. In 1872, due to increased population

in Cust and district and under Mountfort’s guidance, the church was enlarged with the addition of a chancel and vestry. The churchyard to the east of the church has the first burials at Cust in the 1860s and there are at least eight children in unmarked graves. In 1870 JT Murphy of the Tara sheep run donated two acres of land on Tippings road for a cemetery and this was then used for burials. Unfortunately Murphy was the first to be buried there after falling from his horse in 1872. The bell tower at St James, which took a battering in the Canterbury earthquakes, is a feature of Cust and contains one of the best toned bells in Canterbury. The bell is inscribed ‘‘Given by General Sir Edward Cust, one of the founders of Canterbury’’. It has 5cwt 2 lbs 10 ozs cast on it. When it was sent out from England there were instructions for it to be brought up the Cust river from Lyttelton by boat. But it went to Kaiapoi port ­ as the Cust river at that time did not have an outlet to the sea ­ and was transported to Cust by a bullock wagon. The bell is rung by swinging the bell against the clapper. It was first housed in a wooden tower and this was replaced with a brick and limestone belfry in 1882 paid for by Robert Chapman of the Springbank run. The first vicar appointed was the Rev AP O’Callaghan in May 1865 who lived at Southbrook until a parsonage was built west of Cust in 1866 ­ ‘‘The Priory’’ still stands today. O’Callaghan had a large district to serve travelling around 200 miles a week, mainly on horseback. On Sundays he travelled 40 miles taking three services in schools, woolsheds and private houses until churches were built and opened at Cust and Oxford. After three years O’Callaghan resigned and went farming. Vicars were then appointed at both Cust and Oxford living in vicarages near their churches. A Sunday School was built near the church in 1878 for 100 pounds.

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Coastline features Fabric fence art in Kaikoura LTP By DAVID HILL Promotion and coastline protection are set to benefit in Kaikoura’s Long Term Plan. The Kaikoura District Council voted last week to set aside funding to market the tourist town and to fund re­ nourishment of the coastline on the town’s main street, Esplanade, due to foreshore erosion. However, Mayor Winston Gray says planned roading projects have been put on hold to keep this year’s rate increase at less than five per cent, or 4.82% across the district. Rates on residential properties are likely to increase by around 3­5%, with commercial rates set to rise by around 5%. Rural ratepayers are likely to see a rates reduction of around 4%, due mainly to the roading projects being put on hold. The increase in the commercial rates will allow the council to provide funding to employ a part time co­ordinator to promote tourism and events in the town, Mr Gray says. ‘‘We’re putting up some seed funding to help that role get off the ground, but we hope it will grow into a full time role.’’ Mr Gray says there were a number of submissions on the proposed solutions to foreshore erosion, with Environment Canterbury (ECan) staff giving a presentation at the long term plan hearing. While no decisions have been made, Mr Gray says re­nourishment is the most

likely outcome. ‘‘We’ve done it before and it’s made a noticeable difference and we’re consented to do that anyway. To do anything else we would need a change in consent and the indications are that re­nourishment is the best option at this stage.’’ The options presented to the public included ‘‘doing nothing’’, spending $20,000 to $30,000 a year on re­ nourishment or building a breakwater wall. Mr Gray says further research is being completed and ECan will assist with raising public awareness. The council also plans to set up a working party to complete a broad economic study looking at the future of Kaikoura. The last one was completed 10 years. ‘‘It will be quite broad. It won’t just be about tourism, but that’s certainly there. It will look at issues around growing education, opportunities in tourism, agriculture and really across the board. ‘‘We have all been very busy this year, but it’s time to sit back and take stock and ask ‘where are we heading?’.’’ The most expensive item in the long term plan is the Kaikoura Integrated Family Healthcare Facility, as the council agreed to underwrite the community’s contribution of $3.4 million. Around $1 million has so far been raised. The council’s contribution would be funded by a uniform annual charge of $100 for each rateable property.

By SHELLEY TOPP Hundreds of multi­coloured ribbons have been tied to the security fence surrounding the empty Farmers site on High Street in Rangiora. The ribbons were placed on a small area of the fence last Wednesday by Judith Hoult and the 7400 Upgrade team, with many others stopping by to help. Fabric fence art has proved popular overseas and the 7400 Upgrade team are looking for more ideas from the community on how they would like to see this art form used to further enhance the fence. The former Farmers’ building was closed on March 2, 2012, after the building was deemed unsafe due to successive earthquake damage. It was demolished during August 2013, and the site has been vacant since then. A new Farmers Department store is expected to be finished by August 2016 with building due to start soon, with preparatory strengthening work to the neighbouring Devlins Real Estate building wall completed last week. The new 6770 square metre two­ storey building will cover the entire site situated on High Street, Percival Street and Alfred Street. It will include the Farmers department store, four specialty stores and commercial office space. Farmers will be upstairs and downstairs in the new building, sharing space with the commercial offices on the second floor and the specialty stores on the ground floor. It will face on to High Street with entry to the shops from there. Access to the commercial offices will be through a separate entrance on Percival Street.

Esther Pocock . . . A Rangiora librarian from Oxford adds a coloured ribbon to the security fence around the empty Farmers’ PHOTO SHELLEY TOPP. site in Rangiora last week.

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There will be plenty to keep Kaiapoi children busy during the school holidays next month. Kaiapoi Promotions Association (KPA) activities co­ordinator Jacqui Jeffrey says the KPA is organising four events as part of this year’s KidsFest, including the popular Psst professional super spy training and the Kaiapoi Adventure Race. The spy training will be held at the Kaiapoi North School on Friday and Saturday, July 10 and 11, with two sessions each day, from 10am and 2pm, and costs $5 a child with a caregiver required. ‘‘The Network Organisation For Undercover Naughtiness (NO FUN) has dognapped Cool Stuff. Psst, our spy training agency, has been asked if our trainees can help to discover his location,’’ Jacqui says. ‘‘Get special super spy training to solve the mystery. Come along and get your ID badge, train on the obstacle course, crack the secret message and follow the clues. All the training you need to become a super spy.’’ Jacqui says the Kaiapoi Adventure Race on Sunday, July 5, from 10am to 2pm, ‘‘is a great way to try something new’’. There will be fun activities at various locations in Kaiapoi and the cost is $5 a child with a caregiver required. ‘‘We don’t want to give it away, but adventures could include obstacle courses, climbing towers, fun at the fire station, crazy bikes and more.’’ The KPA is also organising a chalk art competition at Trousselot Park on Wednesday, July 8, from 10am, and the Great Kaiapoi Bear Hunt. The chalk art competition costs a gold coin to enter, with squares allocated at the Waimakariri i­Site on Charles Street on the day. The bear hunt will be held throughout the holidays, with entry forms available Healthy choices . . . Harold the giraffe from the i­Site and all completed entries checks out the healthy lunches at Kaiapoi go into a prize draw. PHOTO: SUPPLIED ‘‘There has been a bear invasion in North School. Kaiapoi. They are hiding in the shops. for themselves and us so we can be all Help us find them all,’’ Jacqui says. healthy.’’ The Kaiapoi library is running a family quiz night on Thursday, July 9, from 7pm, The children made a healthy sandwich which included fillings of lettuce, ham, Sport Suzie’s super circus show on Friday, cheese, carrot, and tomatoes, and selected July 17, and the Daylight Trails in the new fruit to place on a kebab. The children also Kaiapoi library on each week day. learned to make sushi thanks to a large Other Kaiapoi KidsFest events include group of parents who came along to help. the roller disco at Kaiapoi Borough School on Tuesday, July 7, Kaiapoi’s big splash on Friday, July 10, and golf lessons.


properties in the red zone. In its submission, the council says a recovery plan could apply to at least 19 properties in the residential red zone. The only commercial building on red zone land in the Waimakariri district was the Pines Beach store, while public buildings in the red zone included the Pines Beach hall and the Kaiapoi Masonic Lodge. Red zone areas continue to be zoned residential land, meaning the council is obliged to process any building consents which may be lodged. The council says isolated red zone properties remaining in private ownership require servicing which ‘‘will present a significant challenge’’ and cost in the long­term. ‘‘The council continues to be concerned about the long term viability and safety of private property ownership and occupancy within red zone areas. It is highly desirable for residential red zone private property owners to be in a position to relinquish their property and relocate.’’


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The Waimakariri District Council has added its support to the development of a red zone recovery plan. The council last week approved a submission to the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority’s (CERA) ‘‘Residential Red Zone Offer Recovery Plan’’ preliminary draft. CERA is developing a recovery plan following the Supreme Court’s decision in the ‘Quake Outcasts’ case, which said ‘‘that the government should have made the red zone offers within a recovery plan’’. Mayor David Ayers says while it is ‘‘too late to do that for most red zone properties’’, the council supports the development of a recovery plan ‘‘which provides a framework for renewed offers to the owners of vacant or commercial land and uninsured owners’’. Vacant land and land under commercial or public buildings cannot be insured, leaving landowners in a difficult position. The government previously made a voluntary offer of 50 per cent of valuation for all uninsured land and

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By SHELLEY TOPP Lessons have been learnt from the severe flooding in the Waimakariri District during June last year. Exceptionally high rainfall in the district during the six months leading up to the June floods created an underground water table at its highest since 1978. This meant the land was unable to absorb more exceptionally heavy rainfall which occurred during June 10 and 11 last year. During those two days 180mm of water fell on the district, about one third of the average annual rainfall, causing widespread flooding in the area. After the flood the Waimakariri District Council created a flood team with a focus on addressing historical and recent flood issues across the district, and allocated $4 million towards flood mitigation work. The flood team is headed by Gerard Cleary, manager of utilities and roading at the council. During a report on flood mitigation work progress at the monthly Waimakariri Zone Committee meeting held in Rangiora last week Mr Cleary said some of the culverts in rural residential areas in Mandeville had performed below expectations during the June floods last year. ‘‘These are generally historic culverts and drains that have been in place for many years. Some of these drains are very old and were originally put in to provide drainage to allow the land to be used for agriculture. The old drains and culverts are

not typical of what is installed in modern subdivisions,’’ he said. ‘‘In recent subdivisions over at least the last decade it has been a requirement that culverts are designed by an engineer so that they meet our standards,’’ he said. ‘‘We have learnt a few more lessons from the flooding last year particularly in relation to ensuring the best hydraulic performance of drains by checking the long section and ensuring culverts are not perched at a high level,’’ Mr Cleary said. ‘‘We have made significant improvement to the drainage in two key locations in Mandeville, Whites Road and Bradleys Road. These works have involved upgrading the entire drain and a number of culverts to our current engineering standards. In this case the Council has funded the works,’’ he said. ‘‘We have further work programmed in Sienna Place and Bradleys and Wards Road in Mandeville. These works are predominantly to cater for the groundwater resurgence that caused prolonged high flows last year.’’ A drainage upgrade has also been done in Clearview Lane and Mandalea Road also to provide more capacity for groundwater resurgence flows. ‘‘In this instance the subdivisions are ten and twenty years old and the council has funded the improvement works.’’ ‘‘New subdivisions in groundwater resurgence areas are now required to install adequate drainage to meet our current standards,’’ he said.

Funding boosts local youth community.’’ A radio broadcasting programme at New funding to youth councils throughout Compass FM is the first in a line­up of the country will go towards ensuring a fun events, including a concert and a year for the youth of North Canterbury. masterclass cooking workshop with Three youth councils in the district have celebrity chef Jax Hamilton. The council been successful in their applications for will continue to fundraise for those events funding from the Ministry of Youth that are not covered by the funding. Development. Waimakariri National MP Matt Doocey Waimakariri Youth Council received says the funding will be invaluable in $18,000 which Hannah Price, chair of the continuing to ensure a strong youth voice in youth council, says will go towards events it the district. ‘‘This is great news for our has planned for the rest of the year. community. We have some wonderful ideas Miss Price says she is extremely grateful coming from our youth and it’s vital that we to the Ministry of Youth Development for continue to support them,’’ Mr Doocey says. ‘‘not only recognising us [the Waimakariri The Hurunui and Kaikoura youth Youth Council] as established enough but councils were also successful in their giving us the opportunity to do this for our applications.


Barn dance promises to be fun night out As winter bites, an evening of high­spirited, dancing fun in Amberley promises to chase away the chills. The TimeBank Hurunui barn dance will take place at the Tin Shed on Saturday June 27, from 7pm to 10pm. Leading the hop will be popular Christchurch Contra and Square­dance caller, Bill Baritompa. He will be accompanied by singer/ accordionist Heather Gladstone and four

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Oxford author Jennifer Somervell is once again in the winners circle. Her book The Eel Hunt, illustrated by her sister Margery Ferns, has taken out three first places, a second and two Honorable Mentions at the prestigious American­based Purple Dragon fly Book Awards. Based on a childhood­ adventure catching eels at the headwaters of the Manawatu River, the Prestigious win . . . Margery Fern (left) and Jennifer Sommervell PHOTO: SUPPLIED. and their book The Eel Hunt. book captures the hearts of many and invokes memories for parents of their eeling adventures as children. It took first place in Cultural Diversity, Best Cover Design and Interior Design, a second in Historical fiction and received Honorable Mentions in the Picture Book ­ six and over category and for Best Illustrations. The book is hilarious and ‘stranger than fiction’ and a true adventurous tale, but it also carries a very important message. ‘‘The native New Zealand longfin eel is the only species in the world and is now at risk, so we included an educational section about its life cycle and how to protect it,’’ says Jennifer. The Eel Hunt is the third title in the Tales From the Farm picture book series, based on the authors’ real­life, childhood adventures on the family dairy farm in Hawkes Bay in the 1960s and 70s. Their second title The New Old Truck, about the rescue of the family’s 1921 Republic truck, also won two first place awards in the same competition. Last week she took The Eel Hunt into a classroom of nine and 10­year­olds at the Cust Primary School ‘‘and I had masses of questions from the children’’. ‘‘They couldn’t believe my brother actually stepped into a dead cow in the river! They told me how much they loved The Day Dad Blew Up the Cowshed and gave me a huge stash of their writing with imaginative alternative endings to the book. The sisters are delighted with the success of their books, especially in primary schools. Fern, a deputy principal at Waitetuna School in Raglan, says their books’ educational sections are a strength. The Day Dad Blew Up the Cowshed has sold out twice and is now under revision for a reprint. The revised edition will include information about the Taranaki farmer who invented the first rotary cowshed in New Zealand, which went on to become the cowshed of choice both here and overseas. There is also a new book in the pipeline for publication later in the year. Drawn from Jennifer’s childhood experiences raising pigs, it features Josephine and Napoleon, a couple of very naughty pigs who keep charging electric fences with hilarious consequences.


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Village continues to grow The Cust Community Network is looking for funding as it struggles to serve a growing community. The Cust Community Market is on hold over the winter, with plans to bring it back in September. The last one was held in March to coincide with a ‘‘Summer of Fun’’ funded event. ‘‘No new events are planned at the moment. We have lots of ideas to explore, but we are looking for funding to run

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Dress rehearsal . . . Mary Hurley (left, aka Witch), Tara Hurley (Cinderella), Nathan Fellows (Jack), Elizabeth Mullan (Red Riding Hood) and Brian Lotulelei (Wolf) practice for Rangiora High School’s production ‘‘Into the Woods’’ with Milky White the cow. PHOTO: DAVID HILL

Students go ‘Into the Woods’ at town hall Rangiora High School students are getting ready to go ‘‘Into the Woods’’. The school’s production, ‘‘Into the Woods’’, will be performed in the Rangiora Town Hall during June 24 to 27 and is being directed by Bruce McMillan. Deputy principal Julia Malcolm says the musical is an adaptation of one of Stephen Sondheim’s most popular works designed especially for young performers. ‘‘We are excited to be back in the refurbished town hall for this production. ‘‘All of your favorite characters are here ­ Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk) and the Witch who meet and interact in this whimsical original story.’’ The musical centres on a baker and his wife who wish to have a child, while Cinderella wishes to attend the king’s festival and Jack wishes his cow would give milk. ‘‘When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse

and wind up changed forever. ‘‘The sophisticated score has been adapted to make it easier ­ though still challenging ­ for young performers.’’ ‘‘Into The Woods’’ is a funny and engaging way to get young people to think about the stories they have grown up with and the issues raised within those stories, Ms Malcolm says. The school has a production every second year, and participates in the Stage Challenge in alternate years. Ms Malcolm says students from all levels are involved and are supported by a big team of staff members. Students auditioned for the cast at the end of last year, with year 9 students added at the beginning of this year before rehearsals began in the middle of term one. Year 13 student Nicole Hampson has taken on the role of producer and is using Facebook to communicate with the cast. ‘‘It’s a good experience for someone of my age and I am working with a lot of different people. It is a very good experience.’’

Fundraising has begun in earnest for training equipment, an end of year camp and to help the St John Youth Amberley division with competition costs. The non­profit organisation, which meets every Tuesday night at the local St John Hall, caters for around 50 Cadets and Penguins who learn life and leadership skills and earn badges. They also attend numerous camps, competitions and events at both district and regional level. The division is run by a hard working team of volunteers who love to see the Cadets and Penguins aspire to be the best

they can be, but it all comes at a cost. The division is running a quiz night on Saturday, June 20, at 6pm for people of all ages to help fund its activities and buy training equipment. The local community has offered vouchers for a silent auction and around 30 spot prizes of various values, including massage, hair, First Aid kits, Warrant of Fitness and grocery vouchers, entry to the Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools Spa, Antarctic Centre and mini golf. The youth division is grateful for the support and offers of sponsorship from Johnson and

Couzines Hire, Continental Hire, John Shepherd Contracting, MK Graphics, Bright Star PC and Inspire Church. There will be hot food and refreshments, a lolly jar raffle and guess the cake weight raffle at the event where tickets are $10 for anyone over 13 years, $5 for under 13 and free for under 5s. Tickets are available from The Blue Dairy, Amberley, Pukeko Wine Centre and Gallery, Leithfield, and The Stables Vintagewares, Waikari. Alternatively you can contact Carrie Keith on 027­4992981. It is a non­alcohol event and there will be no eftpos.

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Green feed contest a success of Medbury, for a crop of fodder beet. Prizes were awarded at the Hawarden Despite a challenging season, the Hotel. Hawarden Agricultural and Pastoral Show Organiser Iain Wright says the day was a green feed competition saw judges visit 13 full one, visiting all the properties and he farms last Friday. thanked the farmers who put their green They were impressed by the quality of feed forward for judging, despite a harsh the feed entered despite the dry and, while season for growth. yields were down, the quality was still Results were: good. Supreme winner: Craig Ginders. Irrigated properties had a bumper Kale: Craig Ginders 1, George Bremner season with one crop measuring 27 tonnes 2, Craig Ginders 3. of dry matter per hectare. Fodder beet: Craig Ginders 1. Four dry land farms took out top Oats: Laurie O’Carroll 1. honours in their classes with oats, mixed Mixed Crop: Laurie O’Carroll 1, Laurie crop and judges choice, while the supreme O’Carroll 2. winner went to Craig Ginders (irrigated), Judge’s choice: Michael Barton. By AMANDA BOWES

Winter feed . . . Northern A&P Association winter feed competition winner Peter Schouten (centre) accepts his trophy from judge David Walsh (left), of Seedforce, and president Dan PHOTO: SUPPLIED Higginbottom.

Rape crops stand out Rape crops shone in this year’s Northern Agricultural and Pastoral Association winter feed competition. Peter Schouten, of Eyrewell Dairy Ltd, took out the Ravensdown supreme winner prize for his crop of Golith, with Martin Ashby, of Marakiki Downs, named runner­ up with his crop of direct drilled Prophet oats. McCarthy Contracting and Gilchrist brothers sponsored a new cup this year for the best paddock of fodder beet, which was won by Ben McKerchar, of the Larundel Dairy Partnership. As there has been so little rain this season kale crops, which go in earlier than rape, have battled with insect pressure and drought conditions. Judges Glen Judson (Agricom) and David Walsh (Seedforce) said it was great to see more and more farmers using best practise to grow their crops and get the benefits. Organiser Jeremy Ashworth said he was pleased with the support for the

Rural North Canterbury needs faster rural broadband. Enterprise North Canterbury (ENC) competition, with more than 70 paddocks has called on the Government to make entered. more funding available to rollout faster ‘‘It takes a lot of organising, but it is worth broadband and increase cellular it when people get in behind it. We also connectivity in rural parts of North have a lot of sponsorship from local Canterbury. businesses’’. ‘‘An allocation of extra funding will Special went thanks to PGG Wrightson, provide rural areas with the right infrastructure to provide faster and Gilchrist Brothers Ltd, Luisetti Seeds, more reliable internet connections and Agriseeds Ltd, Hide Spraying, North Canterbury Ag and Silage Ltd, Whiterock cellular coverage,’’ ENC business Lime, Canterbury Plains Transport, Ken development manager Tom McBrearty. James Contracting, Plaskett Spreading, ‘‘Interconnectivity between fibre, Dawes Grain & Stockfeed Ltd, Farmlands, cellular and wi­fi is vital for rural Aackland Chemicals, Gallagher, Donaghys, regions. Each of these adds value in a Fraser Grain & Seed, Agricom, Rangiora singular sense, however, delivered as an Veterinary Centre, Specialty Grain & integrated solution these connections have the potential to add value to the Seeds, Matt Cherry Transport Ltd, Living Earth Ltd, RD1, Ravensdown, Nufarm, likes of business, agriculture, Ballance Agri Nutrients, PGGW Seeds, productivity, road safety, the tourism Agpac Ltd, Central Canterbury Harvest, S experience, health, employment and Sanders, NF Preen, TG Moffat, J R Lundy education.’’ Contracting, Hill Laboratories, B A Murray ENC is launching a ‘‘Connect North Ltd, McCarthy Contracting Ltd and Pioneer Canterbury’’ campaign to engage the Seed. The Hay and silage entries were also greater North Canterbury community strong with Judge Tim Moffat placing Gary and increase understanding about the Evans as the overall winner. wider implications poor broadband and cellular connections have for rural

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Farm enviro plan workshops are proving to be successful they are doing. It’s an ongoing process, Farm environment plan workshops are but once they have done the first one the proving popular in North Canterbury. bulk of the work is done. Culverden farmer James Hoban, who was appointed as a Beef + Lamb New ‘‘A lot of it is what farmers already do. Zealand farm environment champion for It’s not because they are doing anything the northern South Island region in radically different. It’s just about good February, has been hosting workshops farm management and getting it all down throughout Canterbury in recent months. on paper.’’ Farm environment plan workshops The first four workshops were held in the Hurunui district during April and usually take about four to five hours with May and he has hosted further workshops lunch provided and farmers should bring their farm map and a copy of their in the Waimakariri district and further south to help farmers prepare their farm Overseer nutrient budget. A workshop is environment plans so they can meet new planned at Loburn in the coming weeks. Contact Beef + Lamb NZ for more Environment Canterbury nutrient New home . . . Dutch born sharemilker Theo Sneek feels right at home in North requirements. information. ‘‘Hurunui was a guinea pig for these PHOTO: DAVID HILL Canterbury. workshops, but they have gone really well. The attendance has been reasonable and the feedback has been good.’’ Mr Hoban says he is happy to host workshops anywhere in Canterbury and joined by his brother working as 50/50 Good relationships are the key to being a sharemilkers in Culverden for two seasons. farmers did not need to wait until a successful sharemilker. Federated Farmers North Canterbury They returned to Eyrewell two years ago workshop is advertised. ‘‘If they want a workshop and they have sharemilkers spokesman Theo Sneek says and now manage an 800 cow farm each for Mr Spark, milking all year round. having a good rapport with farm owners a group of at least six farmers, they can Mr Sneek’s sister Annet has also moved and staff is essential to a sharemilking get in touch with Beef + Lamb and they can organise it for them.’’ operation. to Canterbury and works at Christchurch Hospital, as well as helping out on the ‘‘We have a good relationship with the A farm environment plan outlines a farms. Their parents also visit from the farm owner and every sharemilker should farm’s nutrient management, soil management, how waterways are have good relationships so any issues can Netherlands to help out during calving. While the main calving period is in the be talked about or be able to get advice. protected and ‘‘a few other questions’’. spring, a small herd is calved in the autumn ‘‘Farming is easy, as long as you have Mr Hoban says the workshops have demonstrated that most farmers are for winter milking. good people around you and you are well­ organised. We have a good team and we are ‘‘We do good production which we are already ‘‘pretty good stewards’’. very pleased with the people that we have.’’ happy with. Our main focus is to look after ‘‘It’s about building a document which shows how they manage their farm and Mr Sneek and his younger brother Martin our cows and to grow grass and turn it into milk,’’ Mr Sneek says. run two 800 cow farms as 50/50 the purpose is to build on the good work sharemilkers for Geoff Spark at Eyrewell, He says the main issues for sharemilkers are the low milk price, the high price for near Oxford. They employ a mix of local cows ­ ‘‘you still need good money to buy people and staff from Germany, India, Sri Lanka and England. good livestock’’ ­ and the lack of The brothers were raised on a small 50 sharemilking positions. cow dairy farm in the Netherlands, milking ‘‘A lot of farm owners tend to put contract all year round. Their business name milkers or farm managers on their farms rather than employing 50/50 sharemilkers. Groningen Farms is named after their home province. It does give you more certainty in a low Mr Sneek first came to New Zealand in payout year. 2003 on a rural exchange and worked for ‘‘You work harder and you have more Mr Spark for six months and later returned hassles as a sharemilker but you have more to Canterbury in 2005 to work on the same opportunity to build your equity. Landownership is getting harder.’’ farm. Mr Sneek was elected sharemilkers He says dairy farming in the Netherlands is different from New Zealand, with a spokesman at the North Canterbury annual N AND AMBERLEY meeting in April, after being approached by longer winter. RANGIORA, CULVERDE ‘‘Farms in Holland are getting bigger field officer Stacey Flay when he visited now, but generally New Zealand farms are the Federated Farmers stall at the South much larger in scale and you don’t need the Island Agricultural Field Days in March. ‘‘It’s a good way to meet people in the buildings because the weather is mild industry. 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Clean sweep for North Canterbury teams By PETER WILLIAMS Methven clung on to win the Grand Final of the Luisetti Seeds combined rugby competition 31­29 in an excellent game of rugby at Methven on Saturday. Former Oxford, North Canterbury representative and Methven captain Simon Fleetwood, was one of Methven’s try scorers in a keenly contested match between two even teams. Waihora scored deep in extra time ­ a conversion would have meant that the trophy was shared ­ and when the conversion attempt was waved away, the celebrations began. This is the first time that a Mid­ Canterbury club has won the combined competition since North Canterbury clubs first became involved in 2007. Oxford will end the season in third position after their play­off opponents, Burnham­Dunsandel­Irwell failed to front on Saturday and Glenmark nailed down fifth position when a side liberally sprinkled with inexperienced senior players claimed a good win over Southern 40­29. Although trailing 12­15 at half­time, Glenmark came from behind with a compelling second­half performance. One of those players new to senior level rugby, Brent Daly, scored a hat­trick of tries in an impressive effort for Glenmark while Danny Brooker also played very well. Chris Keane’s accurate goal­kicking and sound all­round play was another telling factor in assisting Glenmark to this win. Saracens was able to extend its winning sequence to seven when it defeated Darfield 20­10 at Southbrook Park. In doing so it won the Canterbury

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❛Chris Keane’s accurate goal­ kicking and sound all­round play was another telling factor in assisting Glenmark to this win. Supporters Club Trophy. In the first half, flanker Nathan Goodwin and right wing Josh Harrison both scored similar tries, regathering their own kick ahead, to ensure that Saracens took a lead into the

break 15­10. The only points in the second half came when Saracens drove a scrum over the line for No.8 Johnny Turnbull to score. For Saracens loose­ head prop Morgan Pugh and halfback Ollie Ashby impressed while English flanker Sam Smith was named Waimak Real Estate Player of the Day. Ashley’s improved run of form also continued when it comfortably accounted for West Melton 34­13, winning the Plate section. Lance Taylor, Dan Cook, Brad McKenzie and Brett

Cameron all scored for Ashley with the balance of the points coming courtesy of Taylor’s accurate boot. Flanker Matt Kippenberger, playing his 50th senior match for Ashley won the Player of the Day award. Another feature of the match was that Matt King returned after a recent injury to play in his 100th senior match. Kaiapoi completed a hat­trick of successes for North Canterbury clubs in the lower sections when it won the Plaque, accounting for Hornby 26­20. Hornby made most of the play early on and led 15­6 at half­time with two Brook Retallick penalties Kaiapoi’s only reward at that point. Kaiapoi then assumed control of the match. Former Glenmark flanker, Ryan Nesbit, who shone in the Kaiapoi forward pack, drove over for a try. Retallick not only converted that try, but landed a 50­metre penalty soon after that put Kaiapoi in front. Lock Nacaneli Namata also scored for Kaiapoi from a pick­and­go drive. The conversion and another penalty to Retallick put the game in safe keeping for Kaiapoi. A late Hornby try narrowed the final margin. As has so often been the case this season, Ohoka found itself down eight points after as many minutes against Rolleston but hit back with a penalty by Freeman Eder who also converted a try scored by fullback Taylor Direen to lead 10­8 at the break. Both teams exchanged penalties early in the second half and it was very late in the match before Rolleston scored a second try ­ again from a driving maul after an attacking lineout. This try secured a 19­13 win to Rolleston.




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From the sidelines Weather of Nth Canty rugby plays ball In an entertaining spectacle Kaiapoi Under 18 prevailed 33­30 over a gallant Malvern combined team in the Grand Final of the Combined Under 18 competition. The match began at an electrifying pace with points rattling on at well above a point a minute throughout the first half. The combined team deservedly led 24­19 at the break, having had much the better of the territorial battle as Kaiapoi conceded far too many penalties. Both teams let their backlines loose at every opportunity and the lead changed constantly throughout. Kaiapoi’s defence tightened in the second half, restricting the Combined team to just two further penalties while Kaiapoi’s attacking policy was rewarded with two converted tries. The final minutes were especially tense for Kaiapoi’s supporters with their playmaker, Dante Love, having been sin­ binned for an infringement after a team warning had been issued, but they withstood the late pressure on their tryline to come away with a very narrow win. Tries for Kaiapoi were scored by Love (2), Jonty Hall, Josh Merrin and Shak Bassi with Love converting four of the tries. With the Luisetti Seeds Division 1 competition now completed, teams will be focusing their attention on the North Canterbury competition. With five of the six teams bringing strong recent form into the competition, interest is high and competition for the four semi­final spots

Rugby results Luisetti Seeds division one: Final: Methven 31 Waihora 29. Third and fourth playoff: Oxford won be default from Burn/Duns/Irwell.Play offs: Glenmark 40 Southern 29, Southbridge 42 Celtic 6. Luisetti Seeds division one Trophy: Lincoln 28 Rakaia 25, Saracens 20 Darfield 10. Plate: Ashley 34 West Melton 13, Hampstead 27

will be intense. Further interest will be added by the fact that the Deans Shield will be at stake every Saturday, regardless of whether the holder is playing at home or away. Next Saturday, the holder, Glenmark defends it against Saracens at Cheviot. Ashley Division 1 first five Lance Taylor has created club history with an astonishing tally of 100 points reached on Saturday against West Melton in just his fifth match. He started on 81 and claimed the milestone with his fourth conversion late in the game. Previously the Ashley record for a season was held by Matt Brown who reached his milestone in 1989 in the ninth match, so it is a remarkable feat in Taylor’s debut season. The Ashley primary school teacher started his season with Shirley in Christchurch and his arrival has coincided with a distinct improvement in fortunes for the side. Oxford’s efforts in the Mike Greer Homes North Canterbury Division 2 grade emphasise how evenly matched so many of the teams are in this competition. Although they won the Mockett Cup for the initial round­robin, Oxford have dropped their first two matches in the Top Six play­off series, admittedly to the two top teams and perennial finalists, Hurunui and Woodend. However, Oxford will need to win at least two of their remaining three matches in this series to progress to the Championship semi­finals.

Hawarden turned on the weather for its club day on Saturday when all the Senior A teams played two games, making it a long day. All games were well fought, with the Glenmark vs Hawarden A game a really good battle. In the first quarter it was goal for goal with Glenmark going into quarter time a goal up. In the second quarter there was tight defence by both sides making it hard for to get the ball into the goal circles. At half time Glenmark was still leading 15­13. With Glenmark centre Amy Evans going down on her ankle in the third quarter Glenmark had to make changes which upset its rhythm, letting Hawarden come away at three quarter to finished 19­18 up. In the last quarter Amy Evans came back on at WD. Hawarden made no changes and with Michelle Stanley and Jenny Jackson working hard on defence, Hawarden found a way through, taking the match 31­23. Senior A: Cheviot Social 47 Waiau Social 11, Hanmer A 54 Waiau A 19, Hawarden A 31 Glenmark A 23, Cheviot A 43 Culverden A 20, Waiau A 31 Hawarden A 20, Culverden A 23 Cheviot Social 22, Hanmer A 59 Glenmark A 16, Cheviot A 72 Waiau Social 3. Senior B: Waikari A 33 Culverden B 21, Hawarden Social 39 Waiau C 10, Hawarden B 36 Hawarden C 6. Primary A: Waiau PA 17 Waiau PB 8, Culverden PA 23 Hawarden D 13, Cheviot PA 36 Glenmark PA 8. Primary B: Cheviot PB 25 Cheviot PC 2, Culverden PB 8 Hawarden PB 8, Hawarden PA 55 Hanmer 0.





Prebbleton 36. Plaque: Kaiapoi 26 Hornby 20, Rolleston 19 Ohoka 13. Mike Greer Homes North Canterbury division two: Saracens 43 Amberley 14. Pickering Shield Challenge: Hurunui 30 Glenmark­Cheviot 7, Oxford 28 Woodend 34.


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LUISETTI SEEDS NORTH CANTERBURY DIVISION 1; Oxford v. Ashley, Ox Oval, 2.45pm, S Laird; Assistant Referees: K Hancox, B Egerton, SC; Deans Shield, Glenmark v. Saracens, Chev 1, 2.45pm, K Fitzgerald; Assistant Referees: G Inch, R Lane, SC; Ohoka v. Kaiapoi, Mand 1, 2.45pm, G Welch; Assistant Referees: D Taylor, P Bigwood, SC. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD DIVISION 2; Glenmark-Cheviot v. Saracens, Chev 1, 1.00pm, G Inch; Oxford v. Amberley, Ox Oval, 1.00pm, K Hancox; Woodend v. Hurunui, Wood 1, 2.45pm, A Stead. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD DIVISION 2 — PENNANT; Ohoka v. Ashley, Mand 1, 1.00pm, D Taylor; Kaiapoi bye. METRO COLTS; To be added. WOMENS — CUP; Kaiapoi v. Suburbs, Kai 1, 2.00pm, G Matthews. CRUSADERS SECONDARY SCHOOLS — UC CHAMPIONSHIP; Rangiora HS v. Roncalli College, RHS, 12.00noon, A Stokes. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U18; Ashley-Oxford v. Hurunui, Oxford 2, 2.45pm, D Chinnery; Ric Moore Trophy, Rangiora HS v. Kaiapoi, RHS, 1.30pm, J Le Gros. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U16; Barber Trophy , Kaiapoi/Woodend v. Saracens, Wood 1, 1.00pm, G McGiffert; Oxford v. Hurunui, Oxford 2, 1.00pm, tba; Ashley/Amberley bye. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U14½; Ashley Green v. Ashley Blue, Lob 4, 1.30pm, club/ref; NCRSU Challenge Shield, Kaiapoi v. Saracens, Wood 3, 1.30pm, R Eder; Oxford v. Ohoka, Oxford 3, 1.30pm, tba. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U13; North Canterbury Challenge Shield, Amberley v. Ohoka, Amb 1, 11.45am, R Brine; Ashley v. Hurunui, Lob Lwr 1, 11.45am, tba; Kaiapoi v. Saracens, Kai Oval, 11.45am, A Reeve; Woodend v. Oxford, Wood 3, 11.45am, S Adamson. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U11½; Amberley v. Ohoka Red, Amb 1, 10.30am, R Brine; Ashley Blue v. Hurunui Black, Lob Lwr 1, 10.30am, tba; Ashley Green v. Hurunui Blue, Lob 4, 10.50am, tba; Glenmark Challenge Shield, Kaiapoi v. Saracens Blue, Kai Oval, 10.30am, R Hyde; Oxford v. Saracens Red, Ox Oval, 10.30am, tba; Woodend v. Ohoka Black, Wood 1, 10.30am, D Topp. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U10; Amberley v. Ohoka Red, Amb Jnr3, 12.10pm; Ashley Blue v. Hurunui Black, Lob Jnr 6, 12.10pm; Ashley Green v. Hurunui Blue, Lob Lwr Jnr 3, 12.10pm; Glenmark-Cheviot v. Saracens Blue, Chev 2, 12.10pm; Oxford Black v. Kaiapoi, Ox 4A, 12.10pm; Oxford Red v. Saracens Red, Ox Jnr 5, 12.10pm; Woodend v. Ohoka Black, Wood Jnr 4, 12.10pm. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U9; Amberley v. Ohoka, Amb Jnr3, 11.05am; Ashley Blue v. Hurunui Black, Lob Jnr 6, 10.00am; Ashley Green v. Hurunui Blue, Lob Lwr Jnr 3, 10.00am; Glenmark-Cheviot v. Saracens Blue, Chev 1, 10.00am; Kaiapoi v. Ashley White, Kai Jnr 3, 10.00am; Oxford v. Saracens Red, Ox Jnr 5, 11.05am; Woodend v. Ohoka Black, Wood Jnr 4, 11.05am. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U8; Amberley v. Ohoka Red, Amb Jnr3, 12.10pm; Ashley Blue v. Hurunui, Lob Jnr 6, 11.05am; Ashley Green v. Saracens Orange, Lob Lwr Jnr 3, 11.05am; Glenmark-Cheviot v. Saracens Blue, Chev 2, 11.05am; Oxford Black v. Kaiapoi, Ox 4A, 11.05am; Oxford Red v. Saracens Red, Ox Jnr 5, 10.00am; Woodend v. Ohoka Black, Wood Jnr 4, 10.00am. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U7; Amberley v. Saracens Green, Amb 2A, 10.50am; Ashley Blue v. Hurunui Black, Lob Lwr Jnr 2, 10.50am; Ashley Green v. Hurunui Blue, Lob Lwr Jnr 2, 10.00am; Ashley White v. Ohoka Red, Lob Lwr Jnr 2, 11.40am; GlenmarkCheviot v. Saracens White, Chev 2A, 10.10am; Ohoka White v. Oxford Black, Mand Jnr 8, 10.50am; Oxford Red v. Saracens Red, Ox 3A, 10.50am; Saracens Blue v. Saracens Orange, Sbk 4A, 10.50am; Woodend v. Ohoka Black, Wood 3A, 10.50am; Kaiapoi bye. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U6; Ashley Blue v. Saracens Orange, Lob 5A, 10.00am; Ashley Green v. Hurunui Blue, Lob 5A, 10.50am; Ashley Gold v. Hurunui Black, Lob 5A, 10.00am; Kaiapoi Blue v. Amberley, Kai 2B, 10.50am; Kaiapoi Gold v. Oxford Black, Kai 2A, 10.00am; Ohoka White v. Ohoka Green, Mand Jnr 8, 10.00am; Oxford Red v. Saracens Red, Ox 4A, 10.00am; Saracens Blue v. Ohoka Blue, Sbk 4A, 10.00am; Saracens Green v. Ashley White, Sbk 3B, 10.00am; Woodend v. Ohoka Black, Wood 3A, 10.00am; Ohoka Red bye.

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Under 17 netballers head to nationals

Run of wins continue In cold, but sunny winter conditions Stadium Cars Waimak United Division 1 men’s team met last­placed Hornby United on Saturday at the Kendall Park. Their previous encounter this year had resulted in a 2­2 draw and Waimak were keen to top that. Right from the start Waimak dominated possession and territory creating opportunities but not finishing. Midway through the half Luke Fraser got in behind the defence of Hornby and crossed a perfect ball to the far post which was met by Chris Chick to powerfully head past the Hornby keeper. Soon after Waimak opened the Hornby team up again and Eyob Habte scored his first division 1 goal to take the teams to half time at 2­0. The second half was reasonably flat with Waimak dominating and Hornby content to limit the damage. The only goal addition was a well­ deserved goal to Zac Stewart who had worked tirelessly in central midfield throughout the match. Late opportunities to Waimak were squandered as the game finished in a 2­all draw. The PDL men’s team went down 3­1 to Parkland to remain mid­table. The women’s PDL side continue to impress with a strong 7­2 victory over Cash/Tech to sit 2nd in their first year at this level. The boys 12A side turned their season back on track with a big 8­2 victory after been level at 2­2, at halftime. Goals to Anton 4, Joe 2, Noah and Harry. The 11B boys also had a good result against a strong Ferrymead Bays side drawing 1­1

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An under 17 netball team from North Canterbury will play in the New Zealand Age Group tournament for the first time next month. New cluster zoning sees the Country team renamed North Canterbury with players from Cheviot to Rangiora and Kaiapoi being selected to play at Mt Maunganui’s Harbourside Netball Centre, from July 13 to 16. Preparations have begun for the team with a tournament in Christchurch at Queens Birthday weekend where it lost to Christchurch 23­13, los to Southland 21­41, beat Selwyn 34­29 and lost to South Canterbury 27­31. It won all its matches in a North Canterbury tournament last weekend ­ Christchurch 20­19, Selwyn 17­13, North Canterbury under 19 28­10 and North Canterbury 25­10. The team travels to Blenheim for the Top of the South tournament.

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The pressure didn’t stop and eight minutes later it scored again. With the game in the balance at 3­2 Scott made the first of his substitutions. Hurunui and netted a goal after a goal mouth melee and a poor clearance from the Selwyn keeper to make it 4­2 at the games end. Matt Blair Motors Hurunui Senior Men 5 Western 3 The Hurunui Rangers Senior backed up to beat Western 5­3. Hurunui Rangers was still feeling the effects of the mid­week game and Western took full advantage to make it 3­nil. Hurunui was visibly tired but Barry O’Regan and Edge de Paiva spun some their magic, with Edge scoring in the 44th minute to take the score to 3­1 at half time. A tactical substitution at halftime with AJ McMillan coming on at right back saw AJ’s hard attacking wing back play threatening the Western goal area on

numerous occasions and finally the pressure saw Edge score his second goal a minute into the second half. Ben Shore scored from a header four minutes later. Hurunui continued to apply pressure, with the score remaining 3­3 for another 20 minutes when Dougie Hyde broke the deadlock. Barry Regan netted a fifth and final goal to make the fulltime score 5­3. Other Results: Hurunui All Stars 7 Oxford 3; Hurunui Lightning 6 Waimak Ravens 2; Hurunui Rangers Masters 0 University Boomers 3; Hurunui Rangers 15s 0 Selwyn Utd 4; Hurunui Rangers 13s 2 Selwyn United 0; Hurunui Rangers 12s 2 Cashmere Technical 13; Hurunui Aces 4 Waimak Firebirds 3; Hurunui Stormers 0 Waimak Titans 5; Hurunui Griffins 2 Waimak Rockets 0; Hurunui Lions 9 Hurunui Heroes 1; Hurunui Hunters 1 Waimak Beetles 8.

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Properties for sale throughout North Canterbury

52 Avoca Street, Kaikoura $557,000 (going concern) For more details please contact Kathy Thompson on 021 229 0600 or view online farmlandsrealestate.co.nz Web ID TU10562

Atlantis House Situated in a waterfront location, this irresistible, charming, rustic seaside cottage is sheltered from the winds, and provides the owner with an income from the separate self-contained permitted studio unit. The house has been refurbished to a high standard with the use of natural colors and has insulation in the walls ceiling and under floor. There is native flooring throughout, and several sets of French doors allowing the sun and light to fill the house and also allows great indoor /outdoor flow to the two outdoor patios.

The cozy separate lounge is heated by a large log fire and allows one to gaze at the ever changing ocean, with the full moon rising out of the sea, and the spectacular sunsets only a glimpse away. The kitchen is very modern with granite bench tops, integrated appliances, a breakfast bar, pantry and even a computer nook. The dining is open plan with views. The two spacious bedrooms enjoy intimate sea views, and have built-in wardrobes. Step into the delightful bathroom with spa bath,

double vanities and a walk-in double shower. There is a very large attached garage at the rear with high ceilings plus a wood shed and garden shed. The huge sealed parking space at the rear would house several cars boats and caravans. Walk around the corner for swimming, boat launching, or perhaps take a nature walk to the seal colony and the Kaikoura Peninsula with all its marine and bird life. To be sold as a going concern, fully furnished (except artwork).

Find your own slice of Kaikoura paradise. Contact your local Kaikoura salesperson to find a holiday home or a place to settle. Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600

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For Sale View


New Listing | 784 Queen Charlotte Drive, Marlborough 3,985m

Offers over $729,000


Forever Changing Views. Te Puia Heights. Peace and tranquillity, bird life, quiet, micro climate, slice of paradise, outstanding views. All words used by our vendors to describe their special place, but sadly the time has come to move closer to family in Nelson. Outstanding 209m2, four bedroom permanent material home set in a bush-clad setting overlooking Mahakipawa Inlet, close to Havelock; 30 minute’s drive to Picton and a comfortable 45 minutes to Blenheim. Bellbird’s and Tui’s are your alarm clock, should you decide to arise and take in the magnificent views, or feed your feathered friends. One of the best dog enclosures set amongst the bush, a 3-bay shed for the toys and 100,000 litres of water storage, one of the two most important requirements in the Sounds, the other being sun, which this property receives all day. Without a doubt, this two living area home with both wet-backed log fire, open fire, solar water heating and 70m2 of hardwood decking for your outdoor entertaining, offers purchasers of all ages, a myriad of self-sufficiency options from the extensive plantings of fruit trees and the terraced gardens, growing abundant veges in your own backyard in partnership with your feathered mates. | Property ID BL1147

Final Reminder

Scargill | 172 Overtons Road 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

Deadline Sale 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

Open Home

Sunday 1.30 to 2.15pm


Chris Abbott 027 435 2872


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 New Listing

Open Home


Final Reminder

107 Bramleys Road Flaxton

86 Hayes Road West Melton $545,000

Deadline Sale closing 4pm, Friday 26 June 2015


(unless sold prior)

John Davison 027 436 4464

Contact Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

Lifestyle Starter - 2 Hectares. • Art Deco home – two bedrooms plus sleep-out • Lismore shallow silt loam soil. Extensive stable complex, 4-bay hay shed, utility shed • Mature shelter, six paddocks • Easy city commute – Hornby approximately 17km | Property ID LN1445

Open Home Sunday 2.00 to 3.00pm. If you are looking for a 5.5ha lifestyle property offering a modern home and first class facilities just across the road from the Blue Springs Polo School, this exceptionally well maintained property will 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. | Property ID RA1637

Open Home


8 Hillview Place Amberley

350-352 Hawkins Road 3,042m2







Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

Kerin Pitkethley 027 698 7453

Open Home Sunday 2.30 to 3.00pm. 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. | Property ID AM1019

Family Home, Work From Home. Three bedrooms plus office, two living, two bathrooms, attic room and plenty of storage. Several heating options - diesel fire on wet back, heat pump and ‘BlazeCo’ open fire. North-facing deck off upstairs lounge, large covered patio area, garden shed. Internal access single garage, 90m2 workshop with three-phase power, caravan or boat shed. In two titles with road frontage to Hobbs Street and Hawkins Road, three driveways. Potential to develop further. | Property ID DA1641






Price by negotiation



Kerin Pitkethley 027 698 7453

Noel Lowery 027 432 8859

6 Stanwood Grove 825m2

A Home To Cater For All Ages. Spacious, modern, double-glazed block home offer three bedrooms, study/smaller fourth bedroom, internal access double garage with attached games room. Master bedroom has walk-in wardrobe and spacious en suite. The spacious kitchen has heaps of storage and is light and bright with a skylight. Gas powered under floor heating system in living areas, heat pump and panel heater in the games room. Mobility and wheelchair-friendly. Close to town amenities. | Property ID DA1640


255 Cowans Road 23.5 Hectares

Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119 Canterbury

Multiple Farming Options. • Two TNL pivot irrigators, six main paddocks with stock water • Implement/hay sheds, 2-stand shearing shed, 100 tonne silo • Three bedroom, weatherboard homestead, double garage plus storage shed • Currently used as cropping, stock grazing and finishing | Property ID LE1524



56 Osborne Road 1,280m2



Price by negotiation

By negotiation



Noel Lowery 027 432 8859

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

Beef Grazing/Dairy Support. • K-line irrigation (15 litres per second consent) • Eight post and wire fenced paddocks with stock water • Cattle yards, two x 3-bay haybarns • Modern, spacious four bedroom family home | Property ID LE1519

James Murray 027 436 8103 Canterbury

478 Jollies Road 63.8 Hectares

Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425 Canterbury

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718 Canterbury

Barry Keys 027 434 7689 Canterbury

Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600 Kaikoura

Allan Gifford 027 226 2379 Marlborough

Chris Abbott 027 435 2872 Marlborough

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

Marilyn Te Amo Licensed Sales Consultant Contact me on p: 03 327 8131 or 03 313 9977 m: 027 253 5005 e: marilyn.teamo@waimakrealestate.co.nz RANGIORA 38c Victoria Street



KAIAPOI 243 Williams Street




Looking for that exceptional easy care 2 bedroom townhouse within walking distance to Rangiora town centre? This immaculately presented 2 bedroom property has become available and is vacant so possession can be immediate. A sunny north facing aspect and attached single garage with internal access makes this ideal for older retirees looking for a very comfortable lifestyle. Body Corp looks after exterior and services and has a very modest fee. This Victoria Street location is very popular so act now to secure.

KAIAPOI 26 Sterling Crescent


Waimakariri Realty Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008

OPEN HOME: Sun 3.00—3.30pm Web ID: WRE11632

Marilyn Te Amo 027 253 5005

Kaiapoi North Primary just across the road, Kaiapoi Aquatic Centre & Sports Complex within easy walking—just ideal for a young family. This immaculately presented 4 bedroom plus study or 5th bedroom home will fit all our families needs. Extra-large double garage/workshop will fit all the toys and the additional parking space ideal for caravan or boat. The 556m2 fully landscaped section is fully fenced to provide security for children and pets. You must view this property to really appreciate all it has to offer.


OPEN HOME: Sun 2.00—2.30pm Web ID: WRE11614

Marilyn Te Amo 027 253 5005

SPECIAL LISTING OFFER FOR JUNE List your property exclusively with me on a standard 90 day agency during June and receive the first 4 weeks advertising free. This includes professional photography and photo signboard. Plus should I sell your property unconditionally before the end of July 2015, you will receive a $500.00 voucher (fuel, groceries, travel etc.)


DARE TO BE DIFFERENT What a stunning design, oh so handy to golf course, preschool, primary school, café/restaurant and easy access to northern motorway. The home features 3 double bedrooms, luxury master en-suite and WIR, luxury family bathroom, the 2 very spacious living rooms provide excellent entertaining opportunities with an open air aspect and access to the sun drenched, sheltered private deck. The quality of fixtures and fittings will impress the most discerning buyers.

KAIAPOI 99 Williams Street PH 03 327 8131


Marilyn Te Amo Web ID: WRE11602

M: E:

027 253 5005 marilyn.teamo@waimakrealestate.co.nz 03 327 8131 www.waimakrealestate.co.nz

Marilyn Te Amo 027 253 5005

RANGIORA 207 High Street PH 03 313 9977


Waimakariri Realty Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008

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

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ASHLEY DOWNS 89 Copples Road

WAIKUKU BEACH 16 Collins Drive

Neg around $670,000 (+ GST)


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Neg around $415,000


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

OPEN HOME: Sun 11.30am—12.15pm Web ID: WRE11611 Russell Clifford 0274 343 122

WOODEND 4 Panckhurst Drive



TRANQUIL AND CHARACTER Excellent 10 hectare farmlet with extra riverbed

OPEN HOME: Sun 1.00—1.30pm


Web ID: WRE11555


Refurbished 3 bedroom character home with woolshed, auxiliary sheds, private tree studded setting and 4 hectare subdivision potential.

KAIAPOI 99 Williams Street PH 03 327 8131

Russell Clifford 0274 343 122

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

RANGIORA 207 High Street PH 03 313 9977

OPEN HOME: Sun 2.00—2.45pm Web ID: WRE11610

Russell Clifford 0274 343 122

HANMER SPRINGS PH 0800 452 642


Waimakariri Realty Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008

This week’s open homes in North Canterbury

Thursday June 18th Amberley

2.00pm 2.45 pm


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1.00pm 12.30pm

6 Riverside Way 7 Yellowlees Drive

1.30pm 2.00pm 2.30pm 3.00pm

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

16 Lacewood Way

Harcourts Twiss Keir

188 Grimseys Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

Saturday June 20th Amberley

11.00 am 11.45 am 2.00pm 2.45pm 2.00pm 2.45 pm


12.15pm 1.00pm


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Kaiapoi 12.00pm 1.00pm 12.30pm 1.30pm 2.15pm 2.30pm 3.00pm

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2.15pm 2.45pm


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Ashley Downs 1.00pm 1.30pm 3.00pm 3.30pm


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61 Willowside Place 6 Riverside Way 6 Riverside Way

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

1/65 Gardiners Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

14 O’Carrolls Road

Farmlands Real Estate

12 Robert Coup Road 15 Cattermole Street 7 Yellowlees Drive 14 Toa Street 10 Magnate Drive 10 Tuhoe Avenue 25 Beachvale Drive

Harcourts Twiss Keir 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 16 Lancewood Way 15 Cedar Place

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

2.00pm 3.00pm

Kaiapoi 11.30am 12.00pm 12.30pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.30pm 2.00pm 2.15pm 2.30pm 3.00pm 3.30pm

12.30pm 12.30pm 1.15pm 1.30pm 1.30pm 2.30pm 2.30pm 3.00pm 3.00pm 3.30pm 4.30pm


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10.00pm 10.30pm 11.00pm 11.30pm


2.00pm 2.30pm


6 Princes Street

Farmlands Real Estate

344 Rangiora Woodend Rd Waimak Real Estate

Tekoa Estate Amberley Beach Road Harcourts Twiss Keir 39 Bank Street PGG-Wrightson RE


Farmlands Real Estate Farmlands Real Estate

89 Copples Road 258 Marshmans Road

Waimak Real Estate Harcourts Twiss Keir

147 Smiths Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

462 Earlys Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

212 Isaac Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

107 Bramleys Road

Farmlands Real Estate

8 Foxton Drive Harcourts Twiss Keir 12 Robert Coup Road Harcourts Twiss Keir 7 Yellowlees Drive Harcourts Twiss Keir 15 Cattermole Street Harcourts Twiss Keir 16 Mansfield Drive Harcourts Twiss Keir 16 Lilian Street Harcourts Twiss Keir 243 Williams Street Waimak Real Estate 50 Sterling Crescent Harcourts Twiss Keir 18 Brockelbank Drive, Sovereign Palms Waimak Real Estate 25 Beachvale Drive Harcourts Twiss Keir 24 Lilian Street Harcourts Twiss Keir 14 John Leith Place 73 Leithfield Road 86E Leithfield Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

84 Rossiters Road Harcourts Twiss Keir 214 Loburn Whiterock Rd Harcourts Twiss Keir 34 Hodgsons Road Harcourts Twiss Keir

2.00pm 2.30pm 2.30pm 3.00pm


2.15pm 2.45pm


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2.00pm 2.30pm

1.00pm 2.00pm 2.00pm 3.00pm 3.00pm 3.30pm

1.00pm 1.30pm

75 Willowside Place 8 Hillview Place

1.30pm 2.30pm 2.30pm 3.30pm 3.30pm 4.00pm

1206 Two Chain Road 729 Tram Road 372 Mandeville Road 174 Jacksons Road 202 Jacksons Road 755 Main Drain Road

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

36 Church Street 13 Church Street

Waimak Real Estate Waimak Real Estate


3.15pm 4.00pm

Waikuku Beach

11.00am 11.30am 11.30am 12.15pm 2.30 pm 3.15pm


2.00pm 2.45pm

149 Main Street 645 Bay Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

128 Main North Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

11 Murfitt Street 84 Pegasus Boulevard 16 Turvey Street 90 Kawari Drive 3 Tutaipatu St

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

3 Wairepo Close 18/3 Reeves Road 30 Sequoia Way 24b Regent Avenue 5 Foster Place Will Place 54A Johns Road Elm Green Sub Division 16 Lancewood Way 10 Lowe Place 15 Cedar Place 39 Belgrave Drive 37 Belgrave Drive 34a Charles Street 18 Calvandra Grove 20 Milesbrook Close 23 Riverview Road 38c Victoria Street 19 Palmview Drive 19 Goodwood Close

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

188 Grimseys Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

652 Lower Sefton Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

31 Greens Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

65 Allin Drive 16 Collins Drive 14 Allin Drive

Harcourts Twiss Keir Waimak Real Estate Harcourts Twiss Keir

4 Pankhurst Drive

Waimak Real Estate

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Week to recognise volunteers Well Being NC seeks support in Kaiapoi By DAVID HILL Volunteers are desperately needed to meet a growing need in Kaiapoi. Well Being North Canterbury is looking to recruit at least five new volunteers for its Kaiapoi Community Support (KCS) office, as it looks ahead to Volunteer Week, which runs from June 21 to 28. KCS co­ordinator Nicki Carter says Well Being North Canterbury is heavily dependent on its more than 100 volunteers, who put in more than 7000 volunteer hours last year. ‘‘Well Being North Canterbury has a long history of volunteers over more than 20 years. We wouldn’t be able to provide the services that we are providing to the community without them.’’ In Kaiapoi volunteers run the food bank, provide administration support, ‘‘meet and greet clients’’, run cooking classes and run a volunteer driver service. ‘‘There’s a really nice synergy between our volunteers and the community pantry (food bank) due to the ‘super gran ilk’ of our volunteers who enjoy sharing their knowledge, including preparing food.’’ Ms Carter says there is a growing demand for volunteer drivers to take elderly people to medical appointments and shopping locally, completing more than 200 drives a year. She says the demand is due to a growing elderly population who do not have family members to drive them, often due to work commitments. Well Being North Canterbury also has volunteers in its Rangiora office providing reception and administrative support to its paid staff, its board of trustees, in its Restorative Justice North Canterbury programme, at the Karanga Mai Early Learning Centre and through the timebank. While there are no volunteers actively working in the Hurunui district, Ms Carter says there are

Volunteers . . . Kaiapoi Community Support co­ordinator Nicki Carter supports her PHOTO: DAVID HILL volunteers Judy Croucher (left) and Jan Clyne. several Hurunui people who regularly make the trip down to help out in the Rangiora office. She says Well Being North Canterbury has volunteering best practice accreditation with volunteers matched according to their skills to meet gaps in the organisation and ongoing training and supervision is provided. Ms Carter says volunteering is a good way for people to get to know their community and ‘‘to combat social isolation’’. ‘‘We have about 10 volunteers who are new to the country and want to

practice their English and to involve themselves in the community.’’ Some volunteers have been out of the work force for a long time and get involved to gain some experience and build up their confidence. Ms Carter says Volunteer Week is a good opportunity to recognise the efforts of its volunteers and to recruit new people. She says she is happy to chat to any prospective volunteers. ‘‘Everybody’s got skills and strengths. Some people come in and say ‘I don’t know what I’m good at’ and by the time we’ve had a chat we find out they’ve got a lot to offer.’’

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 second publication of this notice, The first notice was published 11 June 2015.


More than $3000 has been raised for the New Zealand Red Cross Nepal earthquake appeal during an auction held at Rangiora’s Plough Hotel. The auction, held last Wednesday evening, was organised by Srith Elias, a Rangiora business management student. Srith said she found news footage covering the April 25 earthquake in Nepal devastating to watch, and she wanted to do something to help. ‘‘Earthquakes are something very close to the hearts of Canterbury people,’’ she said. Her initial thought was to make a donation, but then decided ‘‘we could do better than that.’’ She approached the new owners of the Plough Hotel in Rangiora, Amy and Luke Grice, and Mike Saunders and Golda Hawes, for a possible auction venue. ‘‘They came on board straight away with the idea, she said. The next step was finding someone willing to be the auctioneer. Srith’s parents, Brian and Tessa Elias, who own the Rangiora West Vet Clinic, suggested one of their clients, Jo Kane, would be a good choice. The former ECan deputy chairwoman also quickly agreed to help with the project. ‘‘We couldn’t have picked a better person,’’ Srith said.

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

Bid . . . Jo Kane calls for bids on donated goods at a charity auction held at the Plough Hotel in Rangiora last week to raise funds for the New Zealand Red Cross Nepal PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP earthquake appeal. Srith wanted to thank everyone involved with the project, especially the North Canterbury business community who had been extremely generous donating many items for the auction.

The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is that of a Restaurant and Bar. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are: Monday to Sunday 8am to 1am. 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 to the issue of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 105 (1) of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. This is the first publication of this notice.


Auction supports Nepal By SHELLEY TOPP

Robbies Hanmer 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 2 Jacks Pass Road, Hanmer Springs, Hurunui District known as Robbies Bar and Bistro.

Chimney Cleaning

& Prestige Chimney CASH 4 CARS ABEL Cleaning. Nth Cant. Owned and operated. Professional and 4WD'S guaranteed service. All firebox repairs. Ph Ken & Phone Trish 312 5764. Automotive Parts Concrete Services 03 313 7216 AFFORDABLE concrete

DISMANTLING and buying all models of Falcons now. Please phone 03 3125 064 .

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

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

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


NEW TOILET BLOCK CYB Construction invite all interested Sub Contractors to provide a tender for the above project. Tender closes 4pm Tuesday 23rd June. For tender documents contact Denise McPaike by email: denise@cybl.co.nz or phone 021 382 116 1604405


Tree Services

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.

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

NORTH Canterbury Tree Care. Specialising in big trees in small spaces, long term tree plans, advisory service, fully insured. Free Garage Sales quotes, prompt service. Phone Mike Gilbert 0800 SATURDAY 20th June, 4 873 336. Smarts Drive, Leithfield Beach. Bargains and good STUMP REMOVAL Ser­ quality furniture. Strictly vicing North Canterbury 10am start. Regarding good for prompt professional ser­ quality furniture, call vice. Phone Tim 0800 178 anytime on 021 185 4404. 867.

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Pruners Wanted

(next to BNZ Rangiora)

M ake a d usiness tto ake we ell known kn nown lo ocals Make donation ona atiion iin n a Ra Rangiora angiora ab business o ma make well locals jump in yp ool off wate into nto an iicy pool water er . . . Come along and watch the fun! od *Coffee *Shop n Splash! All proceeds to the Rangiora Stroke Club *Hot Foo Food

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

For more inforrmation, contact Kirstyn Barnett on n 021 312 230 or rangiorapromotions@gmail.com m

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

Nursery GOUGHS NURSERIES Deal direct with grower and Save 30%-50% off normal retail prices Open Monday - Sunday 9am - 5pm Natives Exotics Hedging Landscape and Japanese Maples 1029 Tram Rd Ohoka No eftpos Est 1974

Health & Beauty SPRING Yoga Retreat. 5th & 6th September 2015. At the Heritage Hotel, Hanmer Springs. With Anna de Zeeuw. All levels welcome. Early bird $170 before 31st July. Details avail on www.pureyoga.co.nz Enquiries phone 027 545 9283 or email anna@pureyoga.co.nz. HOMEOPATHY... and More! Health Care Expo. Qualified Practioners. Rangiora RSA lounge. Sat­ urday 27th June, 10am ­ 4pm, free Admission. All welcome.

Professional dog services available in the Kaiapoi area. Dog walking, stay and play and dog sitting. Training also available, hours to suit your needs. Prices from $12. For further information and booking's

Ph Sandra 021 264 1745



North Canterbury Musical Society COSTUME HIRE

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

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




Property Wanted AFTER 4 1/2 YEARS of tenanting the same prop­ erty, I now have to move as the house is being sold. I am on the lookout for anyone that has, or knows of a rental in the North Canterbury area for 1 ten­ ant & 4 well behaved Chinese Crested (toy breed) Show Dogs. Must be fenced or have an area I can fence off and be long term. If anyone is able to help that would be wonderful. Phone Rose 027 323 7489 or email franzell@kinect.co.nz.

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

Excavations & Driveways Sitescapes

Ph 03 327 9522 1592735

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, To Let 03 310 7640 or email AMBERLEY, spacious andy@jas­tiling.nz. two bedroom townhouse. Sunny with int access GLASS and Glazing. Got a garage. No animals, not broken glass window? suitable for children. Suit Insurance Work, Pet Doors, semi or retired or profes­ Mirrors, Retro Refits, sional couple. Avail from Single / Double Glazing, 9th July. Ph 027 957 8030. Splashbacks, Fire Glass. Call your local Glazier TWO BEDROOM house Mark on 03 312 3253 or in Waikari, rural outlook, 027 242 6368. Shelley’s close to amenities. Freshly Glass and Glazing. 32 years painted and carpeted. Not in the Glass Industry. Oper­ suitable for young children. ating in North Canterbury. Suit semi­retired or profes­ sional couple. Phone A/H 03 314 4288. FURNITURE Removal. AXL Transport Ltd. Qual­ AMBERLEY two bed­ ity removals, at the lowest room flat, sunny, central. rate possible. South Island Available early July. Phone wide. Kaiapoi office. Phone 027 957 8030. 03 327 3216.

WORK RIDER WANTED to ride 2 Racehorses Rangiora area

Caretakers on Conway Flat Farm Resident Caretakers required for routine maintenance, hunter oversight, light farm chores as able, housekeeping if possible. Compensation is a refreshed two bedroom cottage by the sea, plus payment for tasks and domestic, earning $5-15k/year additional. Additional farm work locally, if desired. Terrific opportunity for active/retired couple. We seek stability, reliability and good communication skills. No calls please — send an email with a note of interest. This may include attachments or references as to character, work experience, outlook etc.




027 321 1167

Phone 027 626 6333

Rural Preschool in Hawarden, North Canterbury 1605642-A

Wellbeing North Canterbury delivers a range of community based services for children, young people and families across the Waimakariri and Hurunui Districts. We have volunteer vacancies that need to be filled resulting from growth in our services.



Volunteer Community Pantry & Administration – Kaiapoi Volunteer – Driver – Kaiapoi This is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to join a team of volunteers who want to contribute to the community, or wanting to up skill before returning to the workforce. Please phone/email enquiries to: Nicki Carter Team Leader – Volunteers & Projects kcs@wellbeingnc.org.nz 03 327 8945


TWEED Decorating for your painting and wallpapering needs, interior or exterior. Based in Hawarden covering the Fencing Hurunui area. Call Phil on 027 558 9333 or 03 314 NORTHEND FENCING 4110. LTD is in your area. For all PAINTER. Top quality fencing requirements eg; conversions, work. No job too big or dairy small. We stand by Canter­ vineyards, deer fencing, bury. Phone Wayne 027 lifestyle blocks, post and rail, quality workmanship 2743 541. guaranteed, competitive NORTH Canterbury rates.phone Mike 027 313 Painters. Reg Tradesman. 1872. Interior, exterior painting. Free quotes. Covering SUMMERFIELD Fencing North Canterbury, Oxford, Ltd in your area now. Kaiapoi, Rangiora, Amber­ Lifestyle or farm, sheep, ley. Phone 03 327 7899 or cattle, horse, all types of 027 432 3520. animals. Fences, yards, sheds, arenas, shelters, Pride & Quality Painting runs. 27 years contract fencing. John is available to & Decorating Services help with your design and 20 yrs exp, fast and friendly planning. Ph Carol or John service. For all your painting on 03 312 4747. needs, phone: Martin 310 6187 or 021 128 9867

requires the services of a Workshop Junior to assist Andrew in our busy Culverden Workshop 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday

• 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




Situations Wanted

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NEW Mum requires work. From between 9am ­ 3pm. From Mid July. Bubbly, friendly, keen, individual. With experience in Farm­ ing, Adult Education, Pro­ ject Management, Tourism and Sport Recreation. Will­ ing to give anything a try. Please ring Nicky Ewins 027 490 0790 or 03 312 7290 ah.

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

Building Structural Steel

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



Old - New Domestic - Commercial No job too small Reliable and Professional Tradesman

Ph Chris 027 365 5818

S.T.O.L.A Tradesman Painting stolatradesmanpainting @gmail.com 16004147

The Village Cobbler

Shoe and Bag Repair Now at Hammer Hardware, Rangiora Sole and Heel from $45 Also Open Sat morning Courier service available


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



Peter Munro Commercials

CLAIRVOYANT medium, clear accurate Health & Beauty Livestock readings with Holly. Phone WISDOM BEEF x Calves. Spring 03 314 9073. COUNSELLING for per­ born 150 ­ 180 kg. $400 ­ sonal, couples, family, prof. $450 plus gst. Phone 03 MNZAC in North Canter­ 327 6554. Situations Vacant bury. One2one, phone or skype Michael 027 340 TRACK 8325, 03 745 9118 www.wisdomcounselling.co.nz. Pets



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Situations Vacant Situations Vacant Situations Vacant Situations Vacant

Midwinter Splash

aph ornerr Saturday 20 June 11am Cen Cenotaph hC Corner

Thursday June 18 2015

Ph Glenn 0273 145 789

Seeking a trained Early Childhood Teacher. Needs to be passionate about working with children. Able to communicate well with adults and children. Join the team in our purpose-built modern facility in a beautiful rural setting, with lots of space for fun. Centre open Mon-Wed (3 days) from 8.30-3.30pm for children over 2 years of age. Applications welcome, with work experience, CV, qualifications and references. Nicky Gardner 021 048 5415 Email: info@sunflowerspreschool.co.nz www.sunflowerspreschool.co.nz


Raffle Results

Raffle Results

Lions Club of Amberley District Community Concert Major Raffle Results 064 369 341 013 363 068 416 301 388 440

Mo G. Robertson G. Kinley Wendy McDonald G. Kinley Vege Shop Angela Whitehead Nicki McDavitt Ashley Rutter Ngaire Rutter

Unclaimed prizes available at Arthur Burke Ltd, Markham Street, Amberley. Thank you for your support



FREE HORTICULTURE COURSE Learn the theory and practical techniques of gardening and horticulture plus gain a Level 3 National Certificate in Horticulture - FREE Study from home supported by free tutorials and practical workshops

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

Ryan 021 222 9678 • ryan@florascapes.co.nz www.florascapes.co.nz

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Stock Feed STOCK Feed. Chook Mash 40 kg $30, Pig Meal 40 kg $30, Wheat 40 kg $27. Barley whole or crushed. Ph 03 327 6554 Kaiapoi.

Thursday June 18 2015

For Sale 2013 SUZUKI LT­F400, 4x4, $7,895. Serviced and ready to go. Ph Arthur Burke Ltd 03 314 0132. NO bees? Rent a beehive. Fully managed by regis­ tered bee keepers. You get pollination plus honey. Phone 027 657 2007.

For Sale

For Sale

1998 TOYOTA Caldina GTT Turbo. 253,000kms, petrol, tidy for age/kms, recent service, brand new radiator. Ph 021 238 8121. 2001 HOLDEN BARINA 1600 5 door auto, 31,000kms, $14,995. Ph Arthur Burke Ltd 03 314 0135 LMVD.

2001 COMMODORE VX Acclaim, 3.8L V6, spoiler, alloys etc. Only 128,000kms, $6,995. Ph Arthur Burke Ltd 03 314 0135 LMVD. 2011 SUZUKI LTF400, 4x4, $5,895. Serviced and ready to go. Ph Arthur Burke Ltd 03 314 0132.

For Sale

For Sale

2000 TOYOTA ESTIMA Aeras, 2.4L auto, 7 seater $6,995. Ph Arthur Burke Ltd 03 314 0135 LMVD.

1999 SUZUKI LTF160, 2x4, $2,995. Serviced and ready to go. Ph Arthur Burke Ltd 03 314 0132.

2014 HOLDEN MALIBU CD, 2.4L auto sedan, 6sp, rear camera, only 8,000km, $28,995. Ph Arthur Burke Ltd 03 314 0135 LMVD.

2012 SUZUKI LTF250, 2x4, $3,895 (2 to choose from). Serviced and ready to go. Ph Arthur Burke Ltd 03 314 0132.

For Sale

For Sale 2010 SUZUKI LT­A450, 4x4, $5,995 (2 to choose from). Serviced and ready to go. Ph Arthur Burke Ltd 03 314 0132. 2010 HOLDEN BARINA 1600 5 door auto, 51,000kms, $12,995. Ph Arthur Burke Ltd 03 314 0135 LMVD.

2006 COMMODORE Calias V6 3.6L, climate air con, leather, only $12,995. Ph Arthur Burke Ltd 03 314 0135 LMVD.

Builder 1391722


LOCAL BUILDERS Ring Mark 027 229 7310 for a free quote


www.longsilver construction.com

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

• Licensed Building Practitioner


• Registered Master Builder 1233373


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.

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

Driveways Landscaping Retaining Walls Earthworks Foundations

Wastewater Septic Tanks Treatment Plants Drainage Irrigation

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

Computer Repairs


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

Garry W Mechen

Registered Clinical Dental Techncian

88 Williams Street, Kaiapoi (Up long driveway)



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

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

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

“If it’s broke, let’s fix it”


Mauds Softfurnishings www.mauds.co.nz


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




Phone Karen or Maureen 03 327 4919 or 027 427 4919 ncn1233395aa

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

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

Free quotes (will travel)

Number one

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



Civil and Drainage ncn1233331aa


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


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

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


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




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

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


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


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

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


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

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

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

Painters / Decorators



Master Plumber of the Year 2010 Canterbury owned and operated for over 60 years

Picture Framing




“Fine Arts Guild Commended Framer”

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

PHONE 352 7594

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

OPEN: Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm

Phone: 0800 374 737 or (03) 310 8206 Email: plumbers@clyne-bennie.co.nz Web: www.clyne-bennie.co.nz 331B Flaxton Road, Rangiora 1604188


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



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

Timber Sales

Locally owned and operated

Quality Timber at discounted prices

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

Water Blasting

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


Waterblasting Ltd Servicing Canterbury Commercial & Residential

Call David on 029 770 9204 Amy 021 650 609 1599602

• Graffiti Removal • Blocked Drains • Pre Paint Cleaning • Moss & Algae Removal



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

Windows & Doors WINDOW MARKET PLACE • New & Used • Timber & Aluminium • Windows & Doors 8am-5pm Weekdays 8am-2pm Saturday 215 Waltham Rd, Sydenham Ph (03) 379 6159 info@windowmarket.co.nz Fax (03) 962 1012 www.windowmarket.co.nz


• Silicone Sealing (Brick & Block Work) • Concrete / Driveways / Ashphalt • Houses • Schools • Dairy Sheds


Cleaning Drains



Order Products Online at: www.plumbingshoponline .co.nz

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




Picture Framing





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

Rural Fencing


Rural fencing services

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

Call Allan for a quote 021 049 6151.


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Rangiora & Kaiapoi Toyota TOYOTA












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




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


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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