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Cycleways: Govt funding good news for cyclists. — page 4.

Rangiora: Boom times as population grows. — page 8.

Real Estate: Nth Canterbury property sales. — page 32 ­ 35.

Waimakariri ‘’livid’ at city decision By DAVID HILL North Canterbury commuters have been left in limbo, with the proposed northern arterial route now in doubt. Waimakariri Mayor David Ayers is ‘‘livid’’ at news the Christchurch City Council has voted not to fund the proposed four­laning of Cranford Street in its Long Term Plan. He says this has put the proposed arterial route, which is due to be developed by the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) from next year to help ease traffic congestion, in jeopardy. ‘‘Disappointment is an understatement. It questions the commitment of the city to the Urban Development Strategy (UDS), which has been the basis for the greater Christchurch spatial and transport planning for at least 10 years. ‘‘It flies in the face of the triennial agreement which has a ‘no surprises’ clause ­ we only heard about this through the media. ‘‘It has a severe impact on the north of Christchurch, with major congestion already occurring. It’s not just about Waimakariri, it’s about transport planning for the greater Christchurch area.’’ The arterial would divert traffic to the east of Belfast and Redwood to Queen Elizabeth Drive before connecting with Cranford Street, north of Innes Road. Along with the proposed Woodend bypass, the northern motorway would be extended from Pegasus to Queen Elizabeth Drive.

In doubt . . . The proposed northern arterial has been placed in doubt, after a shock decision by the Christchurch City Council. Mr Ayers says the arterial route would free up public transport, which will continue to use Main North Road and could make rail a more viable option. It would also improve accessibility to the city centre and to the port of Lyttelton ‘‘which are both essential elements to the regeneration of Christchurch’’. ‘‘The Christchurch City Council might suggest that Waimakariri ratepayers may not be contributing to this project, but we do contribute through petrol tax and road user charges. ‘‘The whole purpose of the

NZTA is to help pay for transport projects that inevitably have benefits across district boundaries. ‘‘That’s been the basis of government funding and subsidisation of local roads since the 1920s.’’ Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey, who represents constituents in both Christchurch and the Waimakariri district, says he will push for a solution to give North Canterbury commuters more reliability of travel times. ‘‘This issue is bigger than one council. ‘‘It will impact on both

Christchurch and North Canterbury commuters. We are one Canterbury ­ and we are part of one greater Christchurch. We have got to work together.’’ Mr Doocey is planning to meet with Transport Minister Simon Bridges this week to discuss the impact the decision may have on the northern arterial project, as it has the potential to affect dispersal of traffic at the end of the arterial route. ‘‘I will also be contacting the Christchurch City Council, Waimakariri District Council and the NZTA to request that all parties get around the table to

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work on a solution.’’ NZTA chief executive Geoff Dangerfield says he is disappointed by the Christchurch City Council decision as the project is a critical component of the Northern Motorway extension. ‘‘We hope to meet with the council to discuss these issues as soon as possible. ‘‘Everyone involved needs to get around the table and give it their absolute best effort to find a way through this situation. ‘‘The future of an efficient, safe and resilient transport network for greater Christchurch is at stake.’’ Mr Dangerfield says the UDS partners have worked well over the last two years to progress consenting for Christchurch transport projects, including the northern arterial route and Cranford Street upgrade. ‘‘We have worked closely with (Christchurch City) council management over this time on developing an agreed plan for the strategic transport network, including the Cranford Street upgrade and northern arterial extension, and this late U­turn came without any warning. ‘‘The Transport Agency had agreed in principle with council to advance fund the council projects, to ensure the total network improvements could be delivered efficiently through one contract, and had anticipated, subject to receiving all the necessary resource consents, starting construction in 2016.’’ The issue was expected to be discussed at a UDS chief executives meeting last night, while a full UDS meeting is due on Friday, July 10.

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Stock could be share farmed By ROBYN BRISTOW North Canterbury stock agents and meat processors have agreed to work together with Federated Farmers as the co­ ordinator and the North Canterbury Rural Support Trust to help farmers affected by the drought in the Cheviot area for the good of the industry. PGG Wrightson, Hazlett Rural Ltd, Rural Livestock, Silver Fern Farms, ANZCO Foods, Peter Walsh and Associates, South Pacific Meats and Alliance Group Ltd have all come to the table and are looking at working together to facilitate solutions such as Share Farming to retain farmers breeding flocks rather than being forced to sell them. As feed supplies in the province dwindle, large numbers of stock have to be relocated elsewhere or other solutions need to be found. Dan Hodgen, Federated Farmers North Canterbury Meat and Fibre Chair says the commitment from these groups to work together to help drought

affected farmers is ‘‘really encouraging and I thank them for it.’’ ‘‘This hasn’t happened before and it reflects how serious the situation is heading into lambing and calving. ‘‘Rainfall over the last 6 to 8 months has been less than half of what we would normally expect for that period and while we had good amounts in the last week the ground is now far too cold to encourage much in the way of growth in the short term,’’ he says. Cheviot farmer, Nick Ensor, says in the Cheviot area alone, 60,000 plus breeding stock have left for grazing. ‘‘The harsh reality we face is that a lot of these ewes are unlikely to come home to lamb.’’ ‘‘On a positive note it has been good to see so many farmers being proactive and sending valuable breeding stock to green pastures, or supplying their nutritional needs at home at significant cost. ‘‘Unfortunately the hardest decisions are still to be made, just how many ewes can we afford to bring back? We don’t

Drought watch calendar FRIDAY JULY 3 A ‘‘Handling the Drought’’ meeting is being held tomorrow, Friday July 3, at Andy Fox’s property ‘‘Foxdown’’, Scargill Valley, starting at 1.30pm. Put on by Beef+Lamb, the focus is on getting through the remainder of winter and spring after a challenging season. A demonstration of animal condition scoring and grass and crop evaluation will be supported by North Canterbury Vets, Beef+Lamb and PGG Wrightson. How the property is being managed in adverse times will be looked at along with options for management of livestock after scanning, monitoring livestock performance, basic feed budgeting, animal health and welfare issues. Ian Knowles, from Beef+Lamb says the season continues to challenge all farmers to make the best decisions to produce the best outcomes. ‘‘This drought has put us in uncharted territory and no­one has all the answers. Reviewing and discussing options available will help plan the way ahead.’’ FRIDAY JULY 24 Refill Your Cup ­ Hurunui women are invited to ‘‘Refill their cup’’ with inspirational speakers, a delicious catered lunch and a great opportunity to catch up with friends and neighbours from across the district. The free event on July 24 is in recognition of the load that women can carry in tough times. Speakers will cover wellbeing, resilience and the power of communication. Key note speaker, Amy Scott is a communications enthusiast, entertaining and believes communication is the

grassroot of everything . Organiser Marie Black says the day will help to restore and empower women who are often keeping the family and the business together when the going gets tough. ‘‘This year’s drought is taking a huge toll on farmers financially and emotionally, and this in turn impacts on other businesses in North Canterbury,’’ she says. The day is free, men are welcome. It runs from 9.30am to 2.30 pm at the Amberley Domain’s Tin Shed. Please email hurunuifillyourcup@gmail.com or phone Jen le Pine 021 140 4020, or Marie Black 021 206 8185 to register for catering purposes and spot prizes. The event is sponsored by Rural Support North Canterbury, the ANZ, Hazlett Rural Limited, and Beef + Lamb NZ. SATURDAY JULY 25 Drown the Drought ­ Come out and laugh the night away on July 25 at the Scargill Hall, Overtons Road, hosted by Bingo Aficiondado and true kiwi gentleman Keith Preen. Keith’s comedy routines and off the wall bingo calls make this a night of fun you will never forget. Doors open 6.30pm, spot prizes throughout the night. Event restricted to 18 years and over. Tickets available from Greta Valley School, Amberley, Waikari and Cheviot Vet Clinics, Amberley Super Liquor, Greta Restaurant and Bar, or contact Alice Henderson (03) 314 3842 or Jo Gardner (03) 314 3801. Free transport available, call for details and bookings. Buy your tickets before July 12 and go in the draw to win two tickets to the All Blacks vs Argentina match in Christchurch on July 17.


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know what will eventuate out of these discussions but it is good to see everybody working together for the good of the industry, because if we don’t act now we’re going to run into some problems,’’ he says. Katie Milne, Federated Farmers Adverse Events Spokesperson says Federated Farmers is providing the platform to get this initiative up and running. ‘‘These companies are not just opening up their commercially sensitive channels of communications they are actively looking for solutions to help. PGG Wrightson are even opening up their Tinwald/Ashburton In lamb Ewe Fair to other agents on the July 17. ‘‘It shows just how times are changing and it is humbling to see the level of maturity and forward thinking happening in this collaborative group. We need to make this work for everyone, so there will be a lot of negotiating but we have all agreed it is paramount that we find homes for these ewes before August.’’

Rates relief Rate relief is being offered to drought­hit farmers in the Hurunui District. The council has voted to defer rates for property owners in cases of extreme hardship until better financial times return. Rates for the property must still be paid in the future when mother nature delivers some much needed rain putting the ratepayer in a position to meet their obligations or at a date determined by council. Mayor Winton Dalley said at a council meeting the effects of the drought could be felt for up to four to five years. Property owners can apply to the council to defer their rates with applications considered by a sub committee on a case­by­case basis. Applicants have to be within the area declared a drought zone by the Minister of Primary Industries Nathan Guy and satisfy the committee they have insufficient funds left over to meet household, health and other commitments. The council has delegated authority to the manager support services and Mr Dalley to approve applications for rates deferment which will have a finite timeline around. A payment structure can then be worked out for individuals to help them repay funds.

Red Cross service recognised By AMANDA BOWES It was 1941 and World War II had raged for two years when Thelma Stewart, from Hawarden joined the Red Cross, aged 17. Last week, Mrs Stewart was recognised for 70 plus years service to the Hawarden­Waikari branch of Red Cross. She was one of four long serving members of Red Cross who were honoured for their work and who total have clocked up 180 years serving the Hawarden­Waikari Red Cross. Joy Roberts and Edith O’Carroll were awarded 40 year service badges, while Carol Dalefield was recognised for 30 years service. Canterbury Area Manager, Carol Ball, who presented Mrs Stewart with a badge and certificate, said she never ever thought she would be handing out a badge for 70 years of service to Red Cross. Hurunui District Mayor, Winton Dalley congratulated Mrs Stewart on her remarkable achievement and said the Red Cross provided an amazing service to rural communities through their volunteers. ‘‘Without the volunteers, there wouldn’t be services like Meals on Wheels. It depends on local community effort and wouldn’t function otherwise.’’ Mrs Stewart joined the Red Cross as a teenager, as her mother was a member.

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The two did knitting for the Royal New Zealand Air Force and once the war was over, she helped with the Junior Red Cross in Hawarden. In 1984, she went on the committee and from 1985 to 2008 was Treasurer. ‘‘I helped deliver Meals on Wheels for years. ‘‘I was once told I should be getting them myself rather than giving them out, that didn’t go down well! Eventually I

had to stop ­ but I’m not having them delivered to me yet!’’ Her best memory of her time with the organisation was serving a meal for American soldiers in Christchurch. ‘‘That was an exciting time and very busy.’’ It is 100 years since Red Cross started in New Zealand, during the First World War so Mrs Stewart had the honour of cutting the centenary cake to celebrate.

Red zone plan welcome - Mayor The development of a residential red zone offer recovery plan will allow people to move on. Waimakariri Mayor David Ayers has welcomed the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority’s (CERA) release of the Draft Residential Red Zone Offer Recovery Plan for public consultation. Under the proposed recovery plan, owners of vacant properties will receive a new Crown offer of 100 percent of the 2007/08 rateable land value, commercial/ industrial property owners will receive an offer of 100% of the 2007/08 rateable land value and for insured improvements (such as buildings). Uninsured property owners will also receive a new offer of 80 per cent of the 2007/08 rateable land value, with no payment for uninsured improvements (such as buildings). However, they can request demolition at the Crown’s expense or attempt to sell or dispose of the improvements themselves. ‘‘I think it’s a good move offering 100% to both owners of vacant land and commercial property and the uninsured have been offered 80% of land value,‘‘ Mr Ayers says. ‘‘I haven’t heard the rational behind the 80% offer, but people need to be reminded

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those who had insurance were paying EQC (Earthquake Commission) levies through their insurance premiums.’’ However, there is no insurance available for vacant land and no EQC levies on commercial property. The proposed offers are retrospective, meaning those who previously accepted the 50% offers will receive a top up for the difference. ‘‘Which is fair, because they will feel they were forced to accept the previous offers,’’ Mr Ayers says. Mr Ayers says future use of red zone land will be part of separate plans for the Waimakariri district and Christchurch. CERA acting chief executive John Ombler was directed by Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee to prepare a draft recovery plan following the recent judgement by the Supreme Court on the challenge by the Quake Outcasts group. The Supreme Court directed that the Crown’s decision­making process be revisited and a recovery plan, with public input, was an appropriate approach. Mr Ombler says his preliminary views and criteria reflect the matters raised by the Supreme Court and public feedback. ‘‘There has been a good amount of

public comment on the preliminary draft, and that has been important in the development of the draft plan now available for comment. ‘‘I think the views put forward take into account criteria such as peoples’ health and wellbeing, the need to help people recover and move on, fairness and consistency, insurance coverage, and the costs to the taxpayer, but I want to hear from people what they think.’’ Mr Ombler says he also wants public feedback on whether the Crown should re­ open its offer to insured residential red zone property owners who declined the Crown’s previous offer ‘‘but may now have a different view’’. If the recovery plan is approved by the Minister, new Crown offers are to be made to property owners as soon as possible. The plan is on the CERA website, at the CERA office and at the Christchurch City Council and Waimakariri District Council service centres. Comment closes at 5pm Thursday July 9, and can also be made by emailing info@cera.govt.nz, on the CERA Facebook page, or by mail to Draft Residential Red Zone Offer Recovery Plan, Freepost CERA, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, Private Bag 4999, Christchurch 8140.

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Cycling commuter happy about cycleways By DAVID HILL Dennis Hughes hopes to see more cyclists joining him in commuting to work soon. The Ashley resident and keen cyclist is delighted with the Government’s announcement last week that it will provide funding to help develop two new cycleways linking Rangiora, Woodend and Kaiapoi next year under the Urban Cycleways Fund. ‘‘It’s good news. It will hopefully get a few cars off the road.’’ Mr Hughes, who estimates he has cycled around 5000km a year over the last 27 years, hopes the new cycleways will make it safer for cyclists. He says he has only been knocked off his bike once in the last three decades cycling on Waimakariri’s roads. Waimakariri Mayor David Ayers and MP Matt Doocey have also welcomed the announcement, which follows a meeting the pair had in May with Transport Minister Simon

Bridges and Waimakariri District Council chief executive Jim Palmer, where the proposal was discussed as part of a range of traffic issues specific to the district. ‘‘It’s great news that Waimakariri came into consideration for this funding. I know from that meeting that the Minister was very impressed with the strong case that was put forward,’’ Mr Doocey says. The Rangiora to Woodend cycleway will comprise 6.5km of shared pathway for residents commuting to schools, workplaces and shops, and will also benefit recreational riders. Mr Doocey says the cycleway will provide a safe route to around 300 students. A second 8km Rangiora to Kaiapoi cycleway will provide separation for cyclists from high­speed, high volume traffic by creating a safe connection between the two towns and is expected to attract around 200 people a day. The total cost of the two

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On your bike . . . Keen cyclist Dennis Hughes meets up with Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey out his bike on Paisley Road, near Rangiora, the site of the proposed Kaiapoi to Rangiora cycleway.

The push is on to get the Soldiers Block at the former Queen Mary Hospital tenanted. The Hurunui District Council wants $1 million, set aside by the Government for earthquake strengthening of the Nurses block, transferred to the Soldiers block so it can upgrade and tenant it. It is making a formal request to the Ministry of Heritage and Culture to

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ventilation can be staged to cover only the parts able to be easily leased out.’’ It believes if the price tag of the upgrade was reduced to $4 million, and the Thermal pools administration offices moved into the western octagon, there could be sufficient rental to cover the costs of upgrading that area of the Soldiers block without any council funds being needed. ‘‘At the same time as upgrading the octagon, it is considered that the central hall area could also be included in the work to provide a rentable space for meetings and functions,’’ the report says. This would include upgrading the adjacent small kitchen rather than building a new commercial one. ‘‘This would also show the community that the council is committed to making good use of this building and would hopefully also engender sufficient interest from viable commercial operators to complete the entire building upgrade,’’ the committee says. The staged approach is being discussed with OPUS Consultants to see if its feasible from a ‘‘structural, fire management and utility services perspective’’. If the answer is positive council officers will get a revised quantity surveyor estimate before reporting back to the council with a recommendation to start with final design, working drawing and tender documents. ‘‘By that time, there may hopefully be a response from the Ministry of Heritage and Culture about the Nurses block funds,’’ the committee says.



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manager Ken Stevenson says the cycleways project is an important part of the district’s transport strategy. ‘‘I think it will get some cars of the road. It won’t make a lot of difference for congestion on the motorway, but it will be good for local students and for those local trips. The cars at schools are a big number, so reducing those, it all helps.’’ Mr Stevenson says he used to cycle to work from Burnside into central Christchurch, a distance of 8km, the same as the distance between Kaiapoi and Rangiora. ‘‘If you’ve got a nice surface to ride on and it’s away from the traffic it will attract people. Cycling also has health benefits, with people getting out and about and getting some exercise and some fresh air.’’ Mr Doocey, who used to cycle from Redwood to work at the Christchurch Hospital, says there is also potential for the Waimakariri district cycleways to connect with the city’s cycle routes.

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Star gazing at Oxford observatory By SHELLEY TOPP More than 50 people turned up for the Oxford Area School Observatory’s Moon and Saturn Night in Oxford last Friday. However, they only got a brief glimpse of Saturn before the cloud rolled in from the south spoiling the view. ‘‘At 6pm it was clear skies but by 7:30 it was completely clouded,’’ astronomer James Moffat said. ‘‘Such is running an observatory. With open nights we’re at the mercy of the weather gods.’’ Mr Moffat said he would run another open night this Friday (tomorrow night). ‘‘Saturn is visible for the next couple of months but the Moon is only around for another week before it rises too late for the kids,’’ he said.

The observatory will also be open during KidsFest during the July school holidays. Mr Moffat says many parents at the open evening were keen to know if it would be opening for KidsFest during the holidays so he decided to open it for a week of evenings from July 6 to July 10. ‘‘Hopefully we can get one good, clear night during that time,’’ he said. This week there will be two ‘‘close encounters’’ to watch out for in the night sky, he said. The Moon will be very close to Saturn tonight (July 2), and Venus and Jupiter will pass each other about the same time. ‘‘Venus and Jupiter rank as the third­brightest and fourth­brightest celestial bodies, respectively, after the Sun and Moon,’’ he said. ‘‘Venus, the second planet outward

from the sun, races along at 35 kilometres per second whereas Jupiter, the fifth planet outward, plods along at 13 kilometres per second.’’ On July 18, the crescent Moon, Venus and Jupiter will all fit within a circle sporting a diameter of less than four degrees ­ four degrees of sky approximates two finger­widths at an arms length. This close­knit celestial grouping on July 18 can be observed at home using binoculars or a telescope. ‘‘Be sure also to check out Jupiter’s four major moons, which look like pinpricks of light on or near the same plane. They are often called the Galilean moons to honour Galileo, who discovered these great Jovian moons in 1610. In their order from Jupiter, these moons are Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto.’’

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Traffic debate on Threat to Northern two different fronts Arterial agreement Last week I met with two very different groups which both raised the same topic: traffic. Members of both the Ohoka Village Protection Association and WAIYouth were affected by the accident that delayed travel times to Christchurch in some cases up to two hours. Accidents will happen ­ there’s nothing we can do about that. But the news the Cranford Street extension has been dropped from the Christchurch City Council’s Long Term Plan is disappointing. The Western Belfast Bypass project won’t be affected ­ and is still expected to re­route 50 percent of traffic driving through Belfast. The Northern Arterial (the new highway connecting QEII Drive to the northern motorway, which includes the third laning of the Waimakariri Bridge going north to Tram Road) will also go ahead. The potential impact of the Cranford Street extension decision is on the dispersal of traffic on the city end of the Northern Arterial, creating over time further congestion on Main North and Marshland roads, and

North Canterbury Citizens Advice Bureau The CAB provides a free, confidential and independent information and advice service. It can help with questions and concerns, in areas such as consumer law, tenancy, disputes, immigration and employment issues and is able to provide information on family court matters, such as separation, parenting plans and custody. The CAB also takes the bookings for the Health Shuttle. No enquiry is too big or too small. People are welcome to call in at the Trevor Inch Memorial Library 141 Percival Street, Rangiora, every week day from 9 am until 4.30 pm or you call (03) 313 8822 or email

Cranford Street. I’ve arranged an urgent meeting with Transport Minister Simon Bridges. I will also be pushing for both councils and the New Zealand Transport Agency to get around the table to work on solutions. This issue is bigger than one council ­ we have got to work together on solutions to give North Canterbury commuters reliability of travel times. I’m in a unique position because my electorate is larger than the Waimakariri District border and covers both Waimakariri residents and residents falling under the Christchurch City Council. As greater Christchurch redraws itself, we are becoming more aware that changes in one part of the system can impact on fellow Cantabrians. The Cranford Street extension won’t only impact on commuters in Christchurch but also on commuters in North Canterbury. As the issue develops, I will keep you updated and I am keen to hear your views, whether you live in north Christchurch or North Canterbury.

The recent decision of the Christchurch City Council, by a majority of one, to remove funding for the extension of the proposed Northern Arterial to Cranford Street is a blow to a strategy that has been supported by the greater Christchurch councils for 10 years or so. The Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy, important parts of which have been brought into the post­earthquake Land Use Recovery Plan, is a planning and economic strategy document agreed to by the Waimakariri, Christchurch and Selwyn councils, Environment Canterbury and the NZ Transport Agency, with Ngai Tahu being brought into the partnership in more recent times. Among other things, it plans for population growth and distribution, business land and transport. Included in the transport planning are the Western Belfast bypass, currently under construction, and the Northern Arterial, which will take the Northern Motorway ­ funded entirely by NZTA ­ as far as Queen Elizabeth II Drive, with a link to Cranford Street that a small majority of the Christchurch City Council has voted to

remove from its 2015­25 Long Term Plan. They have resolved to reconsider the matter in a year’s time. But the Northern Arterial project is, according to the NZTA website, due to start in 2016­17. That’s too close for comfort. Many think we should be putting our investment into public transport, not motorways. I can understand that, but the counter argument is that buses, including those linking with any rail service, will move much more efficiently if the cars are dramatically reduced in Redwood and Marshland. While many of us have used the public transport services of cities like Sydney and Melbourne, as I have done, those cities have also invested heavily in roads and motorways. Because the decision puts the whole Arterial into question, we in North Canterbury will also have to re­assess the future of freight movements to eastern Christchurch and Lyttelton and our access to ­ and need for ­ the central city. This decision does not bode well for Canterbury.

cab.northcanterbury@xtra.co.nz. Learning Exchange Enriching holiday fun for the kids is guaranteed at these great Learning Exchange events coming up: Creative Crafting, Hawarden, Tuesday July 7, Candle­making, Leithfield, Wednesday July 8, and Fun Science, Scargill, Tuesday July 14. The full programme includes classes, workshops and farm visits for everybody. Email: tbhlearningexchange@gmail.com, call 314 3406 or go to http:/ /hurunui.timebanks.org. Food For Thought Food for Thought will present an evening with members of the Christchurch Electric Vehicle Group on

Monday, July 6 at 7.30pm in the Hurunui District Library, Amberley. Come and see for yourself, the possibilities of using electrons to propel private vehicles. A discussion will explore the issues around using this clean energy source. A light supper will follow. Gold coin donation appreciated. Queries to Murray Messervy 3143845 or Nev Sinclair 3143734. Messy Church Messy Church is for adults and children. Zacchaeus, The Little Man in the Tree. Come and join us as we watch the slide show, sing songs, do crafts and act the story. A small plate for a shared tea is appreciated. Sunday, July 26, 4.15pm. Anglican Hall, Church Street. All

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Helping hands . . . Residents plant and care for planters at Adriel.

Award winners . . . The Station Cafe sous chef Thomas Stakenburg (left), with cafe owners Megan and Michael Maguire, who is also the chef. The Rangiora cafe was recently awarded PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP. the Trip Advisor 2015 Certificate of Excellence Award.

Station Cafe´ a winner By SHELLEY TOPP An award from one of the world’s largest travel websites, has given The Station Cafe ´ in Rangiora a great boost. The Station Cafe ´ was recently awarded the Trip Advisor 2015 Certificate of Excellence Award after consistently getting great reviews from travellers. The award has also given the cafe ´ global recognition on the Trip Advisor website which is used by travellers world wide. Cafe ´ owners, Michael and Megan Maguire were happy to receive the award as the positive feedback has shown their customers love what they are doing. Michael and Megan have owned The Station Cafe ´ for four years. Michael is the Chef and works alongside Sous Chef, Thomas Stakenburg who has been with them since the beginning. Before this they worked together at the Clearwater Resort, in Christchurch, for four years. The Maguires believe that having great staff working together over such a long

period of time has been a huge bonus in achieving consistently high quality food and friendly service. Michael also has a wealth of overseas experience. He’s worked for British celebrity chef Marco Pierre White in London at his Michelin Star restaurant, and was a private chef for the Duke and Duchess of Bedfordshire. He also ran multiple restaurants in two Preferred Boutique Resorts in Malaysia before returning home to New Zealand. Michael’s philosophy when it comes to cooking is ‘‘you don’t need a big fancy restaurant with an expensive fit out, all you need is a stove to cook on and a table to eat from. All that matters is the food and people enjoying it.’’ The Station Cafe is situated in the beautifully restored 1909 railway station building, on Blackett Street in Rangiora. It is open seven days a week from 8.30am ­ 4pm Monday to Sunday and is available for private functions, boutique weddings and special occasions.

Welcome to Amuri Gypsy Day has passed and now its time for the annual ‘‘Welcome to Amuri’’ party at the Amuri School Hall on July 3. The welcome pot luck dinner is held each year so those new to the district, and the not so new, can meet in a social setting without the pressures of work. It has proved extremely popular over the past few years and is an invaluable way for new residents to find out about the community and what it has to offer. A welcome pack is available for people

who have shifted to the area and these have been updated to include just about any information a person or family might need to help them become familiar with the services available. The pot luck dinner starts at 6.45pm and a plate, cups, cutlery, a dish and drinks should be brought along to share for dinner. For further information, ring Alex Thomson on 03 315 8003 or Sharron 03 315 8508.



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Variety and options Amberley’s Adriel Rest Home prides itself on providing a variety of activities for its residents and options for care of loved ones. The home, which has two secure dementia units, provides full residential care, respite care and day care. It bases its care on the Spark of Life philosophy ­ an approach which grows a culture of love, appreciation, enthusiasm and optimism, creating the best context for supporting people with dementia to thrive emotionally beyond their diagnosis. Owner Mischeal McCormick says at the moment the home has two gentlemen who join other male residents from the home once or twice a week to go out into the community to do ‘‘manly’’ things on farms, at wineries or take trips to places such as machinery museums. By blending the day care residents into the programme they became familiar with the routine of the home and its surrounds. They then become happy to spend a day at the home to give caregivers a small break and are familiar with the home when and if the time comes for them to stay fulltime. Activities are offered to residents eight hours a day, seven days a week in both units by three activities people. ‘‘We focus on having a number of activities for residents and keep them involved in the community through visits to cafes for a cuppa or to the recycling plant.’’ Respite care, which is fully funded by the Canterbury District Health Board is available for short or long term stays to give carers the opportunity to go on holiday or have a break. Mischeal says the home has a special room set aside for respite care which is available for couples or individuals with carers welcome to stay the night if

they want. The home also provides Meals on Wheels for the local community with meals planned by dietitians from Christchurch Hospital and delivered by volunteers on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Mischeal says she and her staff are available to talk to if people have any queries or are not sure about the next step they should take with a loved one. ‘‘They may know someone with memory loss or need help managing a loved one as it becomes more difficult. I can give advice or information or point them in the right direction to get into the system,’’ she says. There are also family get togethers and events, such as the recent gala day where the community is invited in to the home to share experiences with residents. A Mid­Winter Christmas function is planned toward the end of July and in August the annual ‘‘Cuppa for a Cause’’ will be held at the home where people can come in, share a brew with residents and ‘‘get to know the place’’, says Mischeal. She says the home has several volunteers who come in to the home to read or talk to residents or take them for walks. The home is nearly full which is ‘‘really great’’ says Mischeal who is delighted the two units are now working more closely together and becoming one and that staffing is stable. Sharon Cox is unit manager helping with the day­to­day management of the home, showing people around and talking to them about caring for loved ones. Adriel has been recognised nationally for the Spark of Life programme with Mischeal being asked to speak at the national conference of auditors of homes about the programme and the difference it makes for residents.

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Rangiora’s growth creating opportunities the progress in Rangiora, but ‘‘progress takes time’’. Rangiora is booming as the town’s ‘‘We’ve got to ask people to wait a wee bit population continues to grow. longer for High Street. When you look at it Enterprise North Canterbury (ENC) in five years time it will look all shiny and business development manager Miles brand new and it will be so much more Dalton says most businesses are doing well pedestrian friendly.’’ in Rangiora. Anyone who thinks the progress in High ‘‘It depends on what type of business Street is too slow, should look at you’re in. High Street is still struggling, Christchurch, Mrs Barnett says. whereas other businesses are going quite ‘‘They’ve just faced all these delays to well. their plans and time lines. But just give it ‘‘Some have spent the last couple of time and we will have a fantastic town years building up capital, so now they are centre.’’ at a stage where they can grow. But a High Street retailer Debbie Albrecht is number of retailers are still waiting on feeling optimistic about the future. road works and for new buildings.’’ She took over Jaks Clothing and However, Mr Dalton says High Street, Accessories, which has been operating in a Rangiora, is ‘‘going to be great’’ once the container shop on the council lawn for the On track . . . The Conway Lane Precinct, on Rangiora’s High Street, is now on track for road works and the new buildings are last three years, last year and plans to PHOTO: DAVID HILL rebrand as So You Boutique when she completion in October. completed. He says the change in demographics has seen franchises and moves into a new shop in the new Conway businesses move into the area. takeaway shops, but will soon have five ‘‘There may be people out there who Lane Precinct when it is completed later ‘‘High Street will be busy and a lot of with Winnie Bagoes set to join Hells, may not want to work in Christchurch, but this year. business will be coming into Rangiora Domino’s, Pizza Hut and the Victoria they don’t realise what opportunities there The Conway Lane Precinct was due to because of the bigger capacity. We already Seafood Bar and Pizza. are,’’ Mr Dalton says. open this month, but has now been delayed have PAK’nSAVE and other franchises The region’s population boom has seen a ‘‘There is labouring work of course, but until October. coming and others will come. PAK’nSAVE growth in the number of job vacancies, now we are finding there are quite a few ‘‘Some things are worth waiting for. It is advertising 200 positions now. with unemployment just 2.6 percent in the managerial roles and skilled positions will come round soon enough and I’m ‘‘It’s going to be very interesting to see Waimakariri district. becoming available because a lot of starting to get excited about it,’’ Ms what develops in the next two years. We ENC launched a campaign in May to businesses are opening up and Albrecht says. will see things really start to flow and part promote the benefits of working locally, expanding.’’ ‘‘It’s good the progress that’s going on in of that will be what’s happening in High with businesses operating in North Kirstyn Barnett, who stepped down as the town and we are getting more and Street.’’ Canterbury able to advertise local jobs on Rangiora Promotions co­ordinator last more people from Christchurch coming He says Rangiora used to have two pizza ENC’s website for free. week, says she is ‘‘really delighted’’ with out here to shop, so it’s all good.’’ By DAVID HILL

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made to measure’’ to meet clients’ needs. ‘‘If people come in and want something, I will make it, if it’s within the range I’m doing at the time.’’ She is constantly coming up with new designs and has some new lines of products in the pipeline. To ensure a quality finished product, Frances says she works closely with her sister Janet Harris, of Silverstead Design, from Hororata. ‘‘She is an interior designer so she helps me choose my colours. I couldn’t do it without her.’’ The two team up to set up a site at the Canterbury Agricultural and Pastoral Show each year, where Frances promotes her new product lines and Janet picks out the colours and designs the site layout. Last year they won the ‘‘best presented home and garden site’’. ‘‘I was pretty stoked with it, it was pretty good.’’ She is aiming to have a showroom type set up at her site, just north of the old Waimakariri bridge, people can

wander round and see what the products might look like in their garden. ‘‘If they see it all set up, they can get the gist of it.’’ Frances has lived all her life in the Kaiapoi area and grew up on a farm at Ohoka. She has always had a passion for working with wood and is a qualified furniture maker. ‘‘I have always lived in Kaiapoi ­ I was born and bred here, so it’s good to be able to run a business from where you’ve always lived and support the local community. ‘‘I have always dabbled with wood work. When I left school I bought a skill saw and at the time I was working in a timber mill.’’ Contact Kiwi Wood on (03) 327Kiwi (3275494) or 027­2220802 or email frances@kiwiwood.kiwi.nz or you can like Kiwi Wood on Facebook. Purchase Kiwi Wood products during the month of July and go into the draw to win your choice of Kiwi Wood products to the value of $500.

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Lorenz Weston­Salzer . . . Busking outside the Kaiapoi New World supermarket last week.


Rangiora Buskers Beat By SHELLEY TOPP A regular busker event is being planned for Rangiora. The idea behind the 7400 Upgrade initiative, to be known as Rangiora Busker Beat, is to bring fun and entertainment to the High Street area in Rangiora by providing a place for buskers to play regularly every weekend. Waimakariri District Council approval has been given to use the Good Street area walkway, off High Street for the event. All the Good Street retailers in that area have also been consulted about the project and given their approval. While still in the early stages it is hoped the event will begin on the first Saturday of Spring on September 5. Talented young Woodend busker, violinist Lorenz Weston­Salzer, will be taking part in the new initiative and is looking forward to having a place to play his music where people can stop and listen. Lorenz’s love of music was nurtured from a young age by his parents, Ursula and Nigel, with early schooling at the Rudolf Steiner School in Christchurch, followed by his high school years at Unlimited Paenga Tawhiti, also in Christchurch. He’s been playing the violin for 15 years and began as a seven­year­old with private lessons in the Suzuki method of classical music training. It was a comparatively late age to begin the world­famous training programme, with pupils normally starting aged three or four. Lorenz, now 22, is in his first year studying for a Bachelor of Science degree at Lincoln University. He also has a music

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diploma from Trinity College London, an international education institute offering extra­curricular courses to students all around the world in the performing arts, and English language learning and teaching. ‘‘Music is a big part of my life,’’ he said. However, he is also enjoying his studies at Lincoln. He’s not sure what he wants to do for a career, but for now he earns a living from music. ‘‘I’ve been busking on and off for many years now outside some supermarkets and at farmers markets. I love playing and sharing my music with people.’’ While at school he played in a band called 5thDayOFMay, named from a wedding­day lyric in the 1976 Bob Dylan song Isis. The band also included Lorenz’s good friend Adam Hattaway, a big Dylan fan. They played in the Dylan and Rolling Stones style and made the regionals of New Zealand’s Smokefree Rockquest, a nationwide original music event for young people now in its 27th year. It was a complete change from Lorenz’s training in classical music, but he is grateful to Adam for encouraging him to join the band. ‘‘It was a great experience and broadened my playing styles and skills,’’ he said. During his school years Lorenz also played for the Christchurch Youth Orchestra, before later joining Tom Harris to form a folk gypsy duo called The Rubber Band ­ a violinist and a pianist creating gypsy, celtic, classical and folk music, at regular gigs around Christchurch. Until the end of last year, Lorenz did a regular Friday­night show with two friends at the Port Hole bar in Lyttelton, playing blues, with some jazz, funk and reggae.

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Cooling down . . . Carla Robertson­Holmes cools down Cyclone Kiwi, at the Rangiora Harness Racing Club’s meeting at Rangiora last Sunday. Cyclone Kiwi has won six races, is trained by Carla’s husband Robbie Holmes at Leithfield Beach and finished fourth in the PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP London Legend Rangiora Winter Cup on Sunday.

KidsFest a bundle of fun Rangiora is the place to be these school holidays, culminating in the Great Rangiora Kids Market. KidsFest events in Rangiora from next week include entertainment, pool parties, a roller disco, playfest, safety, a quiz evening, Sport Suzie and the popular Kids Market. The ‘‘Great Rangiora Kids Market’’ has become the traditional finale to Kidsfest in the Waimakariri district and features young buyers and sellers. This year it is at Rangiora Borough School on Friday, July 17, from 10am to 1pm. Email thekeens@hotmail.com to book a stall, stalls cost $5. ‘‘Teddy Stays out of Trouble’’ is another popular Rangiora KidsFest event for children up to eight years of age and will be held on Tuesday, July 7, from 10am to 12.30pm at the Rangiora Baptist Church. ‘‘Learn how to keep your Teddy safe while having fun at the same time. Bring along your favourite Teddy and meet a fire fighter, a police officer and an ambulance driver.’’ The Rangiora Library will be hosting daylight trails, a family quiz night on Friday, July 17, and Sport Suzie’s Super

Circus Show on Thursday, July 16. The daylight trails will be held for the duration of the holidays from Monday, July 6, to Friday, July 17, from 10am to 4pm. ‘‘Come along to the library and become a detective using hidden clues to solve the mystery of our Daylight Trail. Return your completed trail to the library to enter the prize draw, where ten winners will be drawn at the end of KidsFest.’’ Pool parties are scheduled at Dudley Pool on Wednesday, July 8, and Tuesday, July 14, however the pool has been closed until further notice following the failure of one of the skylight windows last week. Grab some friends and come for a roll in the roller disco at the Rangiora Showgrounds on Tuesday, July 14, from 12pm to 2pm, with great music, games and prizes. All skates and safety gear provided. Contact: phatsk7@clear.net.nz or phone (03) 3499924 or 027­3870065. Rangiora Playcentre is hosting a ‘‘KidsFest PlayFest’’ on both Wednesdays, July 8 and 15, while Ashley and Woodend Playcentres will open up on Tuesday, July 14. Pre­schoolers please bring your caregiver and your older siblings.

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Home away from home nearing an end By DAVID HILL

Kaiapoi’s earthquake village continues to be home away from home for many local residents, but demand is beginning to ease off four years after it was established. A Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) spokesperson says demand for accommodation in the Kaiapoi Temporary Accommodation Village is reducing as earthquake repairs are completed. Average occupancy over the last 12 months is just under 80 percent, however this has reduced to an average of 70% since the beginning of the year. In all 158 households have now been accommodated in the

Kaiapoi village and a further 21 households are registered as interested in staying at the village once repair or rebuild dates are confirmed, the spokesperson says. The village was opened in the Kaiapoi Domain in July 2011, with 22 units ranging in size from one bedroom to four bedrooms and is one of four sites in the greater Christchurch area, with the other three being in Rawhiti (New Brighton), Linwood and Rangers Park. The villages are administered by the Canterbury Earthquake Temporary Accommodation Service (CETAS), which is a partnership of MBIE and the Ministry of Social Development. Across all four villages, the median stay for people is 237

nights for rebuilds and 42 nights for repairs, the spokesperson says.

❛ CETAS is expecting demand for temporary accommodation in the Kaiapoi village to continue to decline over the next 10 months. ❜ CETAS has an agreement with the Waimakariri District Council until April 2016, the spokesperson says. The agreement is likely to see the land restored to its former park

state when it is no longer required or it could be handed over to the council to administer. ‘‘CETAS is expecting demand for temporary accommodation in the Kaiapoi village to continue to decline over the next 10 months. It’s anticipated that the private rental sector will absorb the remaining temporary accommodation demand beyond April 2016.’’ Affordable short term rental accommodation has been hard to come by over the last four years, however CETAS has observed that rents in the greater Christchurch region have plateaued since April 2014 (according to bond data), the spokesperson says. ‘‘CETAS has seen landlords of

short term furnished accommodation reducing rent to meet current market demand.’’ Rents in the Kaiapoi village have remained unchanged and range from $190 for a one bedroom unit to $423 for a four bedroom unit. CETAS has two waiting list categories ­ those who have a confirmed start and end date for repair or rebuild from the Earthquake Commission (EQC) or their insurance company, and for those who have registered an interest but have no confirmed dates. For more information about the Canterbury Earthquake Temporary Accommodation Service go to: http:/ /quakeaccommodation.govt.nz.

Air plan and power cut a risky combination power outage. We had a so­called ‘one A combination of Environment in fifty year’ snow storm in 2006 and Canterbury’s (ECan) regional air plan another one just last week,’’ said Mr and an unnecessary power cut could Jackson. put lives at risk, said a senior Grey ‘‘People with log fires to fall back on Power member. can survive these natural events but National Grey Power NZ Federation those in electricity dependent homes board member and president of the are in a perilous situation and we are North Canterbury Association, Miles fortunate that we haven’t had a fatality Jackson of Rangiora, said both ECan like the one in the North Island,’’ he and MainPower seemed to have a said. serious The planned disconnection power outage by with the ❛They have done away with MainPower New communities they solid fuel heaters and are Zealand Limited are supposed to on July 29 at serve. now totally reliant on Woodend, to Mr Jackson provide a second said most electricity which puts them in line to Pegasus, Canterbury very vulnerable position in the was an people had tried irresponsible and to keep up with ❜ event of a power outage. potentially the demands of the regional dangerous action. ‘‘That work council’s air plan could be done at any time, but to do it in by converting old log burners and open mid­winter beggar’s belief.’’ fires to the new compliant solid fuel heaters, some at great cost, but then the Mr Jackson reiterated that Woodend people faced a double jeopardy and rules were tightened to outlaw any sign of wood smoke from chimneys and now had little control over the situation. ‘‘Environment Canterbury has taken even the replacement log burners no longer meet the new standard. away their log fires and now MainPower plans to disconnect their He said some of those people found electricity in the middle of the coldest the cost of a second round of converting winter for years.’’ to compliant solid fuel heaters too ‘‘Having no power for a day may not much and gave up. affect younger people or families away ‘‘They have done away with solid fuel at school and work all day but elderly heaters and are now totally reliant on people with no other form of heating or electricity which puts them in very cooking could be in trouble.’’ vulnerable position in the event of a









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Success at Town Hall for RHS By SHELLEY TOPP Rangiora High School’s successful production of Into The Woods JR shows the school has many talented pupils. The show opened on June 24 and was held in the Rangiora Town Hall. On final night, last Saturday, there was not a trace of weariness, and the loud applause at the end was richly deserved. The evening kicked off with a performance from the school’s dance troupe. They impressed with three routines, opening with a snappy, modern response to Michael Buble’s Feeling Good, and ending with a stunning solo performance from Courtney Pierce. After that there was a short interval, while the stage was transformed for the main event, a musical adaptation of the book Into The Woods by American James Lapine. The book connects four fairy tales, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack in the Beanstalk, Rapunzel, and Cinderella, with the story of baker and his wife who are childless after they were cursed by a witch. A popular film adaptation of the musical was released last year. On Saturday, the story sprung to life on the Town Hall stage with an enchanting narration from Liam Rennie, gorgeous costumes, and shadowy lighting of the woodlands set, complete with cheeky wood nymphs flitting about. It was delightful, entertaining theatre. Little Red Riding Hood’s encounter with Wolf at her grandmother’s house,

Woodland magic . . . The cast of Into The Woods. seen on stage through a window silhouette was clever, and her initial woodlands meeting with the sly, predatory forest dweller, beautifully done. The ugly stepsisters trying desperately to fit their large feet into Cinderella’s delicate slipper, with blood on the floor, was also brilliant. There were also many fine individual performances on the night. Nathan Fellows stood out as Jack. His monumental tantrum, let loose when it became clear he could not buy back his beloved Milky White, a pure white cow on wheels, was a sight to be seen, while Elizabeth Mullan was charming as Little


Red Riding Hood. Mary Hurley’s cruel, vindictive, hook­ nosed Witch was superb, while Brian Lotulelei was a slick, shrewd Wolf. His portrayal of the self­absorbed narcissistic Rapunzel’s Prince was also fun to watch, and a big hit with the audience.

Tuition time . . . The North Canterbury Academy of Music Orchestra with guest tutor Tony Ferner (left), conductor Kenneth Love, centre, and guest tutor Tomas Hurnik, during a PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP masterclass workshop in the Rangiora Town Hall last Monday.

Academy performs The North Canterbury Academy of Music’s annual Performance Week culminated in a sold­out concert in the Rangiora Town Hall, last Monday afternoon. The academy, which is based in Rangiora, is a non­profit organisation dedicated to providing affordable, professional music tuition for the community. Tuition in 10 instruments (including singing) is available at the academy, and they have a range of music ensembles, orchestras and a Celtic fiddle group. Academy musical director Jacqueline Baddock said masterclasses and workshops were held at the Town Hall last Monday morning before the concert for schools later that day. ‘‘Guest tutors were Tomas Hurnik, associate principal Cellist with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, (CSO) and renowned exponent of Baroque music, who is now living in Christchurch, but originally from the Czech Republic. For the wind instruments there was Tony Ferner, flautist for the CSO and a respected conductor and teacher. Guitarist Wolfgang Zdrenka also joined us for guitar lessons,’’ Mrs Baddock said.

During the morning the students attended a drum workshop with academy teacher Doug Brush, strengthening their sense of rhythm. A class of Music Mind Games with Naomi Langford, taught them about the theory of music. ‘‘All the musical groups had an hour with one of the specialist tutors, and had lessons with them on musical technique,’’ Mrs Baddock said. ‘‘A public concert for schools ended what was a very busy day. The auditorium was full to capacity. ‘‘It was a brilliant concert. I was blown away by it,’’ she said. This is the first big event the academy has held in the upgraded town hall. Mrs Baddock said the town hall was perfect for the occasion with five studio spaces, the small theatre and auditorium all used during the day. She said it was wonderful to have a facility such as the town hall available to the academy. Community groups like theirs needed a facility like this to practice and perform in. Mrs Baddock also wanted to thank Creative Communities for a grant which made the day possible. 1609448

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Cobbler opens in Rga Kane Shield makes a return on July 13

Friendly welcome . . . Glenn Page and his British bulldog Cherry greet customers at The Village Cobbler in Rangiora.


in Wairakei Road before Glenn bought it from him. He has a ‘‘local lass’’ called Cherry assisting him at The Village Cobbler in Rangiora. She was very popular with his customers at the Wairakei Road shop and is already making a big impact in Rangiora. ‘‘Many customers have said what a lovely, beautiful girl she is,’’ Glenn said. Cherry is the Page family’s friendly young British bulldog, who was born in Tuahiwi, and accompanies him to work every day. Glenn is originally from Birmingham, in England, emigrating to New Zealand with his wife Debbie and two young sons, Louie, now 18 and Jay, now 16, 11 1/2 years ago. They were looking for an adventure and a better place to raise their two boys. They have been back to England three times as a family for a holiday to catch up with friends and family, but New Zealand is home now.

Local rivalry is set to take centrestage when the Kane Shield swimming competition returns to Kaiapoi on Monday, July 13. The Kane Shield, which has a 60­year history, was resurrected last year by the You, Me, We, Us project as a fun night out for families. ‘‘It was such a successful event last year we wanted to do it again,’’ Waimakariri District Council community development advisor Linda Dunbar says. ‘‘Nobody went away last year with a sad face. People were just so pleased to see it back in Kaiapoi.’’ The Kane Shield dates back to 1948, when the Kaiapoi Swimming Club was low on funds. The then president Bill Kane made a lighthearted challenge to one of his committee members to join him in a swimming race, Mrs Dunbar says. ‘‘And thus the Kane Shield was born. From one simple swimming race, the event mushroomed over time to a sixty team festival, held annually, and which attracted significant funding for the swimming club.’’ After a six year break the Kane Shield returned last year with 25 teams and Mrs Dunbar is optimistic more teams will enter this year. While last year’s event was free, a gold coin donation entry fee is being charged this year to help ensure the event’s future. Local business EasyLawn is sponsoring the event. A free sausage sizzle will also be provided on the night, while drinks and raffle tickets will be on sale. Mrs Dunbar says entrants compete in teams of four and to be eligible for the Kane Shield, three of the four swimmers must live, work or attend a school in the

Kaiapoi area or belong to a Kaiapoi sports club. As well as the Kane Shield for the overall winning team, there is a You Me We Us trophy for the best school team and trophies for the best industry or business team, the best family team, the best sports club team, the team with the fastest time and the team which finishes runner­up. Early registration is encouraged, as races are due to get under way at 6.30pm on the night. To register contact rebecca.cooke@xtra.co.nz, pick up an entry form from the Kaiapoi Aquatic Centre, the You Me We Us project Facebook page or phone Linda on (03) 3272551 or 027­7813048.

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The owner of Rangiora’s new shoe­repair business hopes it will become a good fit for Waimakariri people. The Village Cobbler, owned by Glenn Page, is a tiny new shop in the Rangiora Hammer Hardware building, on the busy corner of Blackett Street and Ashley Street. Glenn’s business was formerly in Wairakei Road, in Bryndwr, Christchurch and he is pleased to have found shop space close to his North Canterbury home in Pegasus, to avoid the 6­day a week commute into Christchurch. So when Rangiora Hammer Hardware owner John Mitchell offered him a small space in his shop he jumped at the opportunity. ‘‘Small shop, small rent, small prices,’’ is Glenn’s new business motto. He repairs shoes, boots, bags and leatherwear. He also sells handmade Italian leather belts suitable for men and women, and footwear accessories such as laces, and cleaning equipment. He offers a fast turnaround on repairs too. ‘‘While you wait, same day or the next day,’’ Glenn said. ‘‘People don’t want to wait weeks for repairs.’’ The Village Cobbler is also open on Saturday mornings to provide convenience for customers, especially those who work during the week. Good maintenance, including regular cleaning using quality protective creams to prevent cracking, extended the life of all footwear, Glenn said. Even cheaper shoes that people might be tempted to throw away could have an extended life with new heels and/or soles. However, it was important to get repair work done regularly, because if it was left too late sometimes the footwear could not be fixed. Glenn learnt the cobbler’s trade during an apprenticeship with craftsman Ray Trouth, who owned The Village Cobbler

Play your part in local water management The Waimakariri Zone Committee is looking for new community members Are you concerned about the state of our waterways and would you like to play a lead role in how they are managed? The Waimakariri Zone Committee needs people with local knowledge, passion, and experience to provide balance for the differing water-use interests in the zone.

About the Canterbury Water Management Strategy The Canterbury Water Management Strategy (CWMS) puts finding sustainable solutions to local water issues into the community’s hands. There are ten geographic zone committees around Canterbury made up of local community members, local Rūnanga representatives, district and city councils, and Environment Canterbury. Each zone committee is required to find solutions to deliver safe drinking water supplies and clean rivers and streams, enhance recreational opportunities, encourage sustainable farming practices, and protect environmental cultural values.

What is the zone committee working on? The committee is currently focused on working with the community to develop water quality limits in local catchments as part of its sub-regional planning process which will begin next year. The committee’s community-led priorities for the zone include improving water quality and quantity in local waterways to protect and enhance cultural, recreational, environmental and economic values.

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What does it take to be on the zone committee? The Waimakariri Zone Committee meets monthly for a public meeting and there are also workshops and field-trips to attend. The committee is looking for people who: •

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I want to know more – where do I go? Visit www.ecan.govt.nz/canterburywater or email admin@canterburywater.org.nz to fill out an expression of interest form prior to 13 July 2015. You will be notified prior to 17 July if you have been short-listed to participate in a selection workshop. For more information contact Environment Canterbury Customer Services on 0800 324 636.

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Hidden by Emma Kavanagh. He’s watching: A gunman is stalking the wards of a local hospital. He’s unidentified and dangerous, and he has to be located. Urgently. Police firearms officer Aden McCarthy is tasked with tracking him down. Still troubled by the shooting of a schoolboy, Aden is determined to make amends by finding the gunman ­ before it’s too late. She’s waiting: To psychologist Imogen, hospital should be a nice place of healing and safety ­ both for her, and for her young niece who’s recently been admitted. She’s heard about the gunman, but he has little to do with her. Or has he? As time ticks down, no­one knows who the gunman’s next target will be. But he’s there. Hiding, in plain sight. Far closer than anyone thinks. Mockingbird Songs by R.J. Ellory Prison changes a man. Sometimes in ways you can see. Usually in ways you can’t. The only reason Henry Quinn survived three years inside was because of Evan Riggs, a one­time country singer, one­time killer. On the day of his release, Henry promises Evan he will find his estranged daughter and deliver a letter. A free man Henry heads to the town where Evan grew up and where his brother Carson now resides as sheriff. There’s no sign of the girl and her uncle claims to know nothing of her whereabouts. But Henry isn’t about to give up. As Carson’s behaviour towards him becomes ever more threatening, Henry realises that there are dark secrets buried at the heart of this quiet town. What terrible thing drove the brothers apart, and what really happened to the missing girl? No Other Darkness by Sarah Hilary Two young boys trapped underground in a bunker, unable to understand why they are there, desperate for someone to find them and slowly realising that no­ one will. Five years later, the boys bodies are found and the most difficult case of DI Marnie Rome’s career begins. Her only focus is the boys. She has to find out who they are and what happened to them. For Marnie, there is no other darkness than this. These titles are available in both Waimakariri and Hurunui libraries. To find out more about recent additions to the library collection go to the library catalogue at waimakariri.kotui.org.nz or hurunui.kotui.org.nz or contact your local library.

Cricket oval vandalised Cars have ripped up the outfield at the MainPower Oval cricket ground. The damage to the grounds happened last Friday evening after the gate to the Oval was left unlocked by a group who had hired the rooms at the home of Canterbury Country Cricket (CCC). CCC executive director Peter Devlin says it is fortunate the cricket season is over and there was no damage to the wicket block. ‘‘It is an inconvenience and comes at a cost,’’ he says. However, he is confident the damage will not be noticeable when the cricket season begins again later this year. Anyone who may have witnessed vehicles on the Oval is asked to contact Vandalised . . . Wheel marks on PHOTO: SUPPLIED. MainPower Oval. the Rangiora police.

ECan LTP kicks in General rates on properties across Canterbury have increased by 0.51 percent under Environment Canterbury’s 2015­2025 Long Term Plan which came into effect yesterday, July 1. Targeted rates that focus on individual activities and specific communities, have increased by an average of 7.38%. A new targeted rate to improve air quality in Christchurch, Timaru, Ashburton, Rangiora, Kaiapoi, Waimate and Geraldine has been introduced and it was agreed, after submissions from Little River residents, to set up a targeted rate for activities that would benefit the area.

The Canterbury Water Management Strategy receives a 12.02% increase in targeted rates across the region, while the targeted rate for public transport in Christchurch has increased by 3.37% as steps are taken to increase usage by improving the service. Commissioner David Bedford says every effort was made to reduce expenditure to keep rates as low as possible, but also improve services. As a Long Term Plan it covers the next 10 years and we believe it provides a robust framework to allow significant progress to occur in sustainable resource management,’’ he says.

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Low payout not one-off Fundraising Federated Farmers says the latest Fonterra $5.25 payout prediction for farmers for next season is a signal the low payment this year is not a one off. Dairy chairman Andrew Hoggard says a more immediate impact will be felt from a further 10 cents a kilo reduction in the present season payout,

down to $4.40. ‘‘This will make it really tough for farmers managing their cashflows through the low winter months with the likelihood of little or no retro payments helping to smooth out that cashflow.’’ Mr Hoggard says Fonterra’s advance rate of $3.66 is not scheduled to pick up February.

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Fundraising for Kaikoura’ s new Kaikoura Integrated Family Health facility has reached $1.1 million. It is made up of money raised by the community, donations and grants from larger Charitable organisations. The Kaikoura Service Level Alliance (SLA), established in 2011 to recommend how best to allocate Kaikoura health services funding, is grateful for a recent donations from the Kaikoura Lions and Seaward Kaikoura Lions of $100,000. The Alliance includes members of the community, Runanga representatives, health professionals and CDHB representatives with Angela Blunt its Project Facilitator.

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While other small churches are struggling to survive, Woodend’s St Barnabas Anglican Church is bulging at the seams. When Rev Lynnette Lightfoot took over as vicar in 2009, there were 37 adults and 14 children and the congregation was a part of the Rangiora Anglican Parish. The following year the church became independent as the Woodend / Pegasus Anglican Parish and now has more than 170 names on the pastoral roll. Lynnette says she cannot explain the success, which bucks a national trend. The 2013 Census figures showed the Anglican church had lost nearly 100,000 followers since 2006, dropping to 459,000. ‘‘I don’t know what the secret is, I don’t think we are doing anything different. I think a lot of it is about community and building community. ‘‘We have worked very hard at being a parish in our own community and it is a growing community.’’ Woodend and Pegasus are growing communities, but the population has not quadrupled in the last five years. She says the biggest growth has been in ‘‘mission and outreach’’, so a more likely explanation is that the parish welcomes everybody, particularly young families. The parish has operated as two congregations for the last 18 month. The Sunday morning congregation numbers around 50 to 70 people each week, while a second congregation aimed at families now meets weekly on Sunday afternoons from 4.30pm. ‘‘We started out fortnightly to cater for the growing number of families in the area and we’ve gained a few new families along the way. The turnout varies, but we usually get about 10 to 12 families and sometimes we have more kids than adults,’’ Lynnette says.


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‘‘I think it’s also about excellence in worship. People come along on Sunday morning and think it’s great service. When people come and have a good worship experience they feel welcome and they come back again and they tell their friends.’’ The family services are much more energetic than the more traditional Sunday morning service with modern music and no­one batters an eyelid if a child screams or children dance in the aisle. After singing some modern songs, the children go out for an activity, while the adults remain in church to hear the weekly message. The service finishes with a meal served by volunteers. Lynnette, who combines her work in Woodend / Pegasus with serving the Amberley Anglican Parish and her role as North Canterbury archdeacon, recently made a presentation about her success to an Anglican gathering in Christchurch. She is also due to speak at a Canterbury Lay Preachers’ Association workshop in August. Nick Wethey has been attending the Sunday afternoon services with his wife Ruth and sons Max (10), Seth (8) and Noah (5). He says it still has a ‘‘small church’’ feel. ‘‘It’s a nice little church. We find the baptist church in Rangiora is too busy and our children seem to feel more comfortable here. I prefer a small church that’s more personal.’’ Rob d’Auvergne grew up in the Woodend area and now has three children. He says families travel from Pegasus, Woodend, Rangiora, Belfast and Redwood (Christchurch) for the weekly gathering. ‘‘We were coming along to the morning service, but it’s mostly older people. The older ones love it, but you feel a bit bad if you’ve got kids in tow making noise. So it’s nice to be in an environment where it doesn’t really matter.’’

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works. That is; the specific approach taken is the most The focus of landowners has efficient and effective compared to alternatives. very much been on the drought and to some extent nutrient rules. Landscape zones were very However some recent District controversial with the first district plan in the late 1990’s. The most Plan rule changes will impact on all landowners. contentious aspect was the very While the Flood zones may subjective nature of landscapes & initially seem benign, using them for regulation. Initially Environment Canterbury’s nearly 70 percent of the district changes to the definition of was mapped by a consultant as riverbed could have serious either Significant or Outstanding Landscapes. repercussions for anyone caught This was strongly challenged by in this zone. Similarly the biodiversity/SNA farmers at the time. The rules have had a major change Wilkinson family from Cheviot won a major court case that led to and now affect all landowners. I explain these and other issues in the second tier Significant Landscape zoning ­ covering 30% more detail below. The proposed Hurunui District of the district ­ being thrown out. The Judges in summing up also Plan is out for public submissions. stated that we ‘‘have some doubts’’ A district plan covers a range of Resource Management Act (RMA) and ‘‘are uneasy’’ about the use of issues including landscapes, the Outstanding Landscapes in biodiversity, subdivision, coastal working landscapes such as a environment, natural hazards, large part of the Hurunui & that these types of zonings are more noise, earthworks etc. appropriate to areas like The review process is a 10 Queenstown Lakes. This was the yearly requirement on all original intention of the RMA. councils. These landscapes have had Two documents are produced. One is the plan itself which numerous reviews by the same consultancy firm over 15 years at outlines the issues, objectives, policies & rules. The other is the considerable cost to ratepayers. RMA required section 32 analysis. Eventually in May 2014 the council decided that landscapes This is just as important as the needed to be peer reviewed. plan and provides the councils justification for the way they have However in presenting two peer chosen to deal with issues. reviewers the council report Two key components of this are: noted that both these consultants had worked with their existing a thorough issue analysis that firm on Hurunui landscapes in justifies the council has to be 2010 & ‘‘therefore [the risk of] involved and two, a plan that By JAMIE MCFADDEN

major disagreements (with the landscapes) are unlikely.’’ Not my definition of independent! While the area of mapped Outstanding Landscapes in Hurunui has reduced over time it still remains an unjustifiable burden on those farmed areas caught in this zone. Outstanding Natural Character (ONC) Zone. This is a new regulated zone mapped along sections of the Cheviot / Conway coastline and is over and above the existing Coastal Management Zone. What the RMA expects and is outlined as best practice is that a council should do a thorough issue analysis before becoming involved themselves. This has not been done and the council has taken the same approach as with landscapes, where areas are mapped based on the subjective view of a consultant. Landowners are then drawn into a time consuming exercise on where the boundaries should be rather than the question of justifying the zone in the first place. Councils are expected to justify their involvement in an issue based on why other existing mechanisms are not sufficient. Most of the ONC is along the Conway coast. The Coastal Conway Landcare Group has a long standing reputation of being proactive in looking after the environment as evidenced by the many areas of native bush fenced off or QEII Trust covenanted. That the council has sought to overlay the regulated ONC zone is





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suggesting that they believe the existing work of landowners is not sufficient in addressing the issue. Biodiversity. This is one of the most controversial issues and has recently been well covered in the media. The main debate is regulation verses a voluntary encouragement approach. One of the difficulties this time around is that the regional council (ECan) has directed that all district councils will have rules. This was despite the fact that all the district council submissions and landowners themselves opposed this. It also completely contrasts with other regions like Taranaki, which preferred the voluntary approach and gave district councils flexibility to design their own biodiversity strategies. There is a major change to the rules. All landowners are now captured by the rules and before the council processes a consent for the clearance of indigenous vegetation the landowner has to have done ­ pay for ­ a significance (SNA 0 assessment. Some vegetation clearance is exempted such as to maintain existing tracks & fence lines, under forestry or within a garden. The council are also required to use ECans broad significance criteria which state that even pasture or gorse can be included as significant because they can eventually revert back to native. Like the other zones above, the Council are supposed to justify why current mechanisms such as voluntary landowner effort are not

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sufficient. However, the difference with biodiversity is that ECan have already dictated rules regardless of the section 32 analysis or what the council or community think. What I have covered here is a snapshot of some of the more controversial issues. I suggest landowners check out the planning maps ­ available online and at HDC offices ­ to see what zones apply to their property. There are some new zones such as fault awareness, liquefaction & flooding zones. However with all of these the uncertainty is how the rules can change over time, affecting not only what you can do on your land, but also your property value. We have flood zoning mapped on our property & initially were comfortable with this. However we have recently learnt ECan are proposing to interpret ‘riverbed’ based on historic flooding thus in some cases capturing entire farms into a much more restrictive regime. A benign zone can turn into an ogre with the flick of a pen. Councils have a poor record of not properly assessing the impacts of zones on landowners before drawing lines on maps. If you have any concerns, then at this early stage submit in opposition to the zones. This helps protect your rights particularly if the zone maps and rules change through the hearing process. Submissions close tomorrow (July 3) so don’t miss the opportunity to have your say.

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Parents of year 6 students are encouraged to take a good look at their child’s full primary school when choosing schooling for 2016. Why change schools when you don’t need to? Full Primary schools are tried and tested and have developed in innovative and cost effective ways since their inception in 1877. They are as important to the provision of education in 2016 as they were in 1877.

• They have evolved over time and have responded to the different demographic changes since 1877.

What does the research tell us about the learning needs of Year 7 and 8 students?

• They are located in neighbourhoods; they cater for families and respond to community needs.

• Curriculum that is relevant, challenging, integrative, and exploratory

What makes them successful?

• They are staffed by highly trained teachers who know curriculum levels from level 1 – 5 who have had the same teacher training as teachers in other year 7 and 8 school types. • Teachers in the students current full primary school know about individual students learning progress and learning style from year 1 – 8. • Developing the whole child, flexibility, nurture, innovation and child centered learning sum up full primary schools. • Year 7 and 8 intermediate age students are the leaders and role models along with the adults in a full primary school. • School organisation in a full primary school fits the needs of students not the timetable. • All year 7 and 8 students are included in leadership opportunities, sporting opportunities, school community job opportunities, buddy responsibilities and role model expectations. They are seen by others in the school as the leaders and younger students to look up to them. • These opportunities and strategies to build leadership, key competencies and resilience are available to all intermediate age children in a full primary.

• Multiple learning and teaching approaches • Assessment and evaluation programs that promote quality learning • Organizational structures that support meaningful relationships and learning • Educators who value working with the age group • Courageous, collaborative leadership • School-wide efforts and policies that foster health, wellness, and safety • Multifaceted guidance and support services • School-initiated family and community partnerships

Looking at the above list it becomes clear that it isn’t school type or school architecture that makes the difference for intermediate age children. It is instead the learning and the attitude of professionals to this cohort of students. This can happen in any school setting as long as the leadership, teachers and nonteaching staff are committed. Full Primary Schools are providers of intermediate aged education in every way that other types of schools are.

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And also The research also provides insight into what works for intermediate age children: Ministry of Education by Dinham and Rowe of the Australian Council for Educational Research. 2007 • From the broader ‘teaching and learning literature’, there is strong evidence that the quality of teaching which students receive at all levels and stages of schooling is of major importance in influencing achievement outcomes for students. • While productive and positive student-teacher relationships are identified as an important characteristic of highly performing schools catering for middle years students, it needs to be acknowledged that good teachers and school leaders at all levels of schooling is what works. • It is therefore debateable whether at least some aspects of the philosophy and enactment of middle schooling is any different from ‘good’ teaching and effective schooling generally in all school types.

The literature is clear in advocating ‘middle schooling approaches focusing on quality teaching and enhanced learning’ rather than on school type. Therefore it is what happens in the classroom to support learning and what happens across the school to cater for the specific developmental, cognitive, physical, emotional and social needs of intermediate age children that makes the difference. Not school type. The research on middle schooling and its implications to provision of quality education to year 7 and 8 students is as applicable to full primary schools as it is for other intermediate schooling types.

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Burnham School

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Hurunui Rangers scores big away win The Matt Blair Motors Hurunui Rangers Division two football side beat the FC2011’s Bombers at Burnside Park 5­1 in the latest round. The first half was an arm­wrestle with both teams showing flashes of good attacking play, as well as solid defence, but neither side seemed able to finish. The Bombers broke the deadlock in the 17th minute and took a 1­0 lead to the half time break. Hurunui settled in the second half much more quickly than its opponents and two minutes in, from a poorly taken goal kick, Dougie Hyde headed on to Barry O’Regan who evened up the scores, putting the ball beyond the Bombers keeper. Two minutes later Edge de Pavia wove some South American magic, finally crossing the ball into the middle for a wee touch from Hyde to O’Regan who buried it in the left lower corner of the net for Hurunui to lead 2­1. The game see­sawed for 15 minutes until another flurry of activity had Edge running down the Bombers defence cutting a ball in to Barry who completed his hat­trick to put Hurunui up 3­1. It scored a fourth with 20 minutes to go before the Bombers mounted a string of attacks. But the Hurunui Rangers were able to stave off any shots at goal. Hurunui Rangers scored a fifth goal with five minutes to go off the boot of O’Regan, who made it four for the match. A much better team performance from the Hurunui Rangers prompted a compliment from Richard Jones, the Mainland appointed referee who gave

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Farmers get in behind kiwi Farmers are keen to support the Kiwi. Federated Farmers has welcomed the recent announcement by Conservation Minister Maggie Barry to put up $11.2 million to help protect the kiwi. Pest management spokesperson Chris Allen says ‘‘$11.2 million will go a long way to help land owners to further protect our national bird’’. ‘‘Farmers are natural conservationists and with the government investing in further kiwi breeding programmes on public and private land, farmers will be able to use their skills to raise and release many more kiwis into the wild. ‘‘A big part of the problem for the kiwi population is pests such as rats, stoats and ferrets. ‘‘Many farmers already undertake pest management programs at their own expense to combat local pest problems, and by working with the Crown, regional councils and others there is a much better chance of achieving pest suppression and re­ establishment of the Kiwi population and its growth.’’

Mr Allen says farmers can find out how to get more involved through programmes such as Kiwis for Kiwi, which is receiving a $3.5 million boost in funding from the Government. ‘‘Programmes like these have a great way of filtering down to the communities and any funding will be well used.’’ ‘‘Farmers can become a part of the community effort by first of all finding out if they have wild kiwi on their land, making sure any dog on their property has received kiwi avoidance training and covenanting wetlands, native forest and shrub land.’’ Mr Allen says the QEII National Trust recently registered its 4000th covenant on private land nearly 40 years after the organisation’s founder Gordon Stephenson became the first to covenant his land. He encourages farmers to look into the opportunities available to them, including the funding for private landowners through the Biodiversity Condition and Biodiversity Advice funds as well as the Nga Whenua Rahui (covenants) for Maori landowners.

Local sports results Amberley Smallbore Rifle Club June 15 results: C.Griffin 99.8, G.Wright 99.5, K.Brown 98.5, R.Harper 97.4, M.Criglington 96.3, M.Young 96.3, C.Rhodes 95.4, I.Frazer 93.2, A.Heaven 93.2, M.Bradley 92.3, G.Evans 91.2, G.Rhodes 91.1, D.Evans 90.1, M.Parker 89.2, D.McIlraith 89.0, C.Bradley 89.0, T.McIlraith 82.0, T.Rea 81.1, J.Douglas 79.2, B.Devine 77.0, L.Frazer 77.0, J.Bradley 77.0, J.Beaton 72.0, S, Ford 71.0, J.Adcock 71.0. June 22 results: C.Griffin 97.3, 97.3, G.Wright 96.3, 99.7, M.Criglington 96.1, 95.4, R.Harper 96.1,91.1, K.Brown 94.4, 98.4, M.Young 95.2, A.Heaven 92.3, W.Parker 91.1, T.Rea 89.1, M.Bradley 88.2, B.Devine 83.0, T.McIlraith 82.1, G.Kamstra 82.0, G.Russell 82.0, C.Bradley 81.2, J.Bradley 80.0, D.McIlraith 78.1. L.Frazer 78.1.

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Beekeepers welcome unity

Less lambs . . . Lamb numbers are expected to be down in North Canterbury, with feed FILE PHOTO supplies stretched to the limit.

Praying for warm spring Mr Zino says the period December through to March is normally dry in Hawarden, but the lack of rain in April and North Canterbury sheep farmers are May means the pasture has been decimated praying for a warm spring, as lambing in several of his paddocks. approaches. With lambing due to get under way on Farmers spoken to by The News say their August 10, Mr Zino predicts scanning lamb numbers will be down, with less triplets, and feed supplies are stretched to results will be back about 10%, with less triplets. the limit. ‘‘We have a lot more singles than last Tom Burrows, who farms at Horrelville, near Oxford, says his ewes, due to lamb year, which is a blessing in disguise when you haven’t got the pasture. later this month, are in good condition ‘‘It’s going to hurt financially and it will thanks to being fed baleage and barley, while his twin­bearing ewes are grazing in hurt for a while yet with renewing pasture and getting it back to where it should be. an irrigated paddock. ‘‘We will be okay up to lambing, but after But it’s just one of those years. I always like to think of the glass half full.’’ that is the unknown. We’ve got a lot of Cheviot farmer and New Zealand Sheep young grass paddocks, but because of the drought they won’t be of much use until the Breeders Association president Ian Stevenson says his ewes are good spring. condition, but are among the estimated ‘‘We need an early, warm spring ­ like 60,000 ewes and ewe hoggets from the tomorrow. The cold week we’ve just had Cheviot area sent away for grazing. knocks the grass paddocks back a bit.’’ With the sheep off the property, Mr Mr Burrows says he has been able to feed Stevenson is praying for favourable out barley grown on the property, which is weather conditions so he can get some normally traded. He says his ewes scanned at 164 per cent, grass back on the hills ready for lambing in mid­September. which is about 5% down on last season. ‘‘Everyone needs some luck. Some good ‘‘Quite a few ewes had triplets last year, weather will help. The frosts are okay, but but there’s not as many this year, which is not for three weeks in a row.’’ probably a good thing.’’ Hawarden farmer Mark Zino, last year’s With the scanning of early lambing ewes completed, Mr Stevenson is predicting his sheep supplier of the year, says his ewes results will be about 6% down on last are in good condition, however he is also season. nervously looking ahead to spring. ‘‘The good thing about scanning is you ‘‘We made some early decisions and cut back on winter (dairy cow) grazing because can divide them up into single and twin mobs and plan ahead.’’ the crops just didn’t yield, we have a bit more feed for the ewes. Mr Stevenson says there is plenty of ‘‘We haven’t had to sell any capital stock, advice and support for farmers, but each farmer needs to find their own way to get so we are reasonably comfortable at the moment ­ at least we are getting some rain.’’ through the challenging season. By DAVID HILL

A united bee industry has been welcomed by local beekeepers. The Federated Farmers bee industry group, the Honey Packers and Exporters Association and the National Beekeepers Association voted to join forces at the New Zealand Apiculture Conference in Taupo last week. North Canterbury beekeeper Jeff Robinson says amalgamation is long overdue. ‘‘It gives a lot more strength to the organisation. It’s very hard to function and to represent the industry if you only represent a proportion of the industry players.’’ Federated Farmers bee chairman John Hartnell says the decision is an important step forward. ‘‘Many in the industry have been proposing this outcome for a number of years and I’m really excited about where this decision will lead us as we progress towards a strong and progressive single

unified industry body. ‘‘The greater majority across all stakeholders are supportive because it’s the wish of the industry and it’s the common sense way forward.’’ Mr Hartnell says the road to unification was a long and difficult process. ‘‘It hasn’t been easy getting here but I think at the end of the day the industry is maturing as it grows. We all realise that the industry is far bigger than it was 10 years ago, so it’s vital that we engage with all stakeholders as we drive to the future.’’ He says by working together, beekeepers and industry stakeholders can ensure ‘‘the integrity of our products and services’’ and are in a stronger position to meet the challenges they will face in the future. ‘‘The bee industry has a lot more to offer New Zealand than its estimated contribution of $5 billion per annum.With a unified body the opportunities and doors will open, which is fantastic for all stakeholders in the apiculture industry.’’

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Rural women offer support Rural Women New Zealand encourages GPs and mental health teams to check on the wellbeing of the carer, the partner of the person who has come into their care. ‘‘And to remember that stress and anxiety won’t wash down the drain along with the melting snow, floodwaters and silt. It may continue for many months becoming even more acute as time goes on,’’ says Ms Pittaway. ‘‘Ongoing pastoral care will be essential.’’ Rural Women New Zealand has a Community Fund to provide financial assistance to where there is an identified urgent need. The grant may be awarded to assist families in time of natural disaster such as drought, floods and snows, or to assist an individual with a specific need. For more information email enquiries@ruralwomen.org.nz. Additional resources: Depression Helpline 0800 111 757, www.depression.org.nz. It is Ok to Ask for Help 0800 456 450, www.areyouok.org.nz.


Local farms still selling differences in size, location and farming type, farm prices have risen by 4.6% During the winter, the rural property since May 2014. Despite uncertain dairy returns, market sometimes goes into hiatus. farmers and investors retain faith in Most people considering buying or selling land will wait until spring, when agriculture’s long­term prospects and, farms are at their best, more purchasers because purchasers outnumber sellers, are out looking and the market rises farm values remain high. accordingly. We currently have multiple buyers for Through the autumn, demand for every listed Canterbury farm. This quality Canterbury rural property demand will not be satisfied during the exceeded supply. winter, meaning values should remain While dairy farm transactions were fully firm and likely to resist the adverse impact of the falling payout. down on last year by volume, farmers’ Farmers are also actively looking for reluctance to sell caused this, rather than a shortage of purchasers and values Canterbury sheep and beef properties, remain at or near record levels. with farms carrying 5000 stock units or more particularly sought after. Local dairy farms that have sold recently include two modern Amuri However, because the region remained dry through to early winter, Basin properties: A 177 hectare farm owners are disinclined to sell these and a 615ha farm, both selling for more farms when they look less than their than $50,000 per hectare. best. Slightly earlier, in late summer, irrigated Canterbury properties with We are securely in a sellers’ market. 350 to 400 cow capacity were changing How vendors proceed will determine hands between $50,000 and $54,000 per how the all­important spring marketing hectare, while dairy support blocks sat season turns out. With unmet demand in the region and in the $38,000 to $42,000 per hectare elsewhere, a favourable reception bracket. Statistics and experience across PGG awaits those who commit to sell. If milksolids forecasts rebound Wrightson Real Estate’s nationwide towards $5 per kilogram by the spring, as network support the Real Estate Institute’s figures, which show that, various commentators indicate, activity compared to the same period 12 months should rise a few degrees and the earlier, the number of farms sold frustrated buyers still out there can expect to gain some satisfaction. throughout the country dropped by 11 North Canterbury born and bred, Peter percent for the three months ended May Crean is PGG Wrightson Real Estate 2015. manager for Canterbury and the West However, when adjusted for Coast, where he leads a team of experienced local rural professionals, who have sold a number of prominent properties in recent times. By PETER CREAN


Help is available for North Canterbury farmers dealing with stress. Rural Women New Zealand (RWNZ) is concerned that as rural people cope with ongoing issues from low payouts, droughts, flooding and snow, their resilience and resourcefulness will be challenged by overwhelming distress. For farming families in more remote areas the sense of isolation will become acute resulting in anxiety and depression. It is a problem that will go beyond the farm gate. ‘‘However, it will be women who will put their own wellbeing on hold, ensuring their partners’ cope,’’ says health portfolio spokeswomen Margaret Pittaway. ‘‘This is not new, research shows that rural women play a major role in achieving resilience in rural communities beginning in the family home, and yet at the same time are vulnerable given their distance from neighbours and support. This vulnerability will extend beyond the disaster as partners have difficulty getting their lives back to normal.’’

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Industry supports NC Farmer stress in spotlight By DAVID HILL The South Island’s dairy industry has got in behind drought­stricken North Canterbury farmers. Last week’s South Island Dairy Event (SIDE), held at Lincoln University, raised $1883 for the North Canterbury Rural Support Trust to support its work in providing drought relief in the region. SIDE chairman Rob Wilson said the organising committee put together $1500 from conference funds and this was supplemented by donations from conference delegates and industry representatives. After two­and­a­half days of ‘‘information bombardment’’ and learning new words, Mr Wilson said this year’s event had given dairy farmers the inspiration and tools to rise to the challenges ahead of them. The Canterbury dairy farmer said he believed the most inspirational speaker was SIDE 2015 organising committee chairman Steve Booker. ‘‘For those farming as long as Steve Booker, there have been many commodity changes and it appears we are at the bottom of the cycle. ‘‘Steve put it to us on the first day that we should be asking these questions ­ ‘do you need that? Do you really need that? And what will be the outcome if you don’t have that?’ ‘‘The bottom line is, if you don’t measure it, how will you know if it’s successful.’’ Mr Wilson said SIDE opened with an inspirational opening address from 2010 New Zealander of the year Sir Ray Avery who introduced a new word ‘‘customer­ centric’’ and told farmers about ‘‘dreaming, learning and not giving up’’. ‘‘Don’t give up when things start getting tough. It’s all about the plan ­ when things get tough, go back to the plan.’’ Adventurer

Rob Wilson. Mike Allsop asked farmers to think about ‘‘what can you do to be a better person or more productive on your farm’’, Mr Wilson said. TV3 newsreader Mike McRoberts made two addresses during SIDE 2015, talking about his experiences reporting in some of the world’s trouble spots and describing how his industry is ‘‘more in the cow poo than our own industry’’, Mr Wilson said. ‘‘Mike was always a guy who had an escape plan and he always adapted it and could get out of a tight spot. ‘‘The challenge for you is ‘do you have an escape plan and are you able to adapt it when you get in a tight spot.’’ Lawyer Mai Chen introduced another new word ‘‘superdiversity’’, pointing out that ‘‘we all came here from somewhere else’’, Mr Wilson said. ‘‘We are all here because either we or our ancestors came here for an opportunity which they weren’t getting in their homeland.’’ Mr Booker admitted he was ‘‘a bit nervous’’ whether farmers would support SIDE this year, given the low payout, but was thrilled with the attendance which exceeded 500, down from 600 in 2013.



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A resilient farmer is a healthy farmer. DairyNZ wellness and wellbeing specialist Dana Carver advised farmers at last week’s South Island Dairy Event at Lincoln University to look out for each other. ‘‘As farmers we focus on sustainability of our land, machinery, stock and business, but what about our sustainability as people? ‘‘The pressures of farming are not small. They consist of nutrient limitations, water limitations, health and safety regulations, high debt levels and high staff turnover as well as volatile weather and weather payouts. ‘‘All of this creates intense workloads. On top of this we are subject to negative public perceptions and, finally, many of us are isolated.’’ Ms Carver said research showed that our ability to be resilient was 50 per cent genetic, while 40% was related to choices and just 10% was related to what happened to us. ‘‘This is great news because it means resilience and wellness can be improved by our own actions and choices.’’ The 2005 United Kingdom foresight project identified five key ways to wellbeing: connecting, giving, being

active, taking notice and learning. Ms Carver added having a clear plan and healthy food choices: ‘‘connect and give’’, ‘‘keep learning’’, ‘‘be safe / have a plan’’, ‘‘rest and take notice’’ and ‘‘be active and eat well’’. ‘‘There are times when we are sure that it is only raining (or not raining) over our farm. Only when we connect with others do we realise that there are many people in the same situation. ‘‘Getting off farm for a few days in a row, ideally a week, is an important form of rest as it allows our adrenaline to drop and helps us remember that there is more to life than work. ‘‘Ironically we come back refreshed and sharper for it.’’ Ms Carver said DairyNZ health pitstops during 2011 to 2013 found that 14% of farmers reported high or very high total ‘‘burnt out’’ scores, 32% reported pain which interfered with work (backs, knees, shoulders), 57% of male farmers had high blood pressure and 41% of all farmers had high cholesterol. Cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and respiratory disease are believed to be higher among rural populations, while rural suicide rates are 50% higher than in urban areas.


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Kaiapoi’s lock . . . Nacaneli Namata, streaks clear on his way to the tryline against Ashley.


Two campaigns back on track By PETER WILLIAMS

throughout the game, allowing a desperate Ashley team to run in two late tries to Bryce McKenzie and Jarrod Heap and squeak home with a 28­23 victory. Ashley’s Andrew Dunbar showed his versatility and was awarded the Waimak Real Estate Player of the Day award. For Kaiapoi Shanan Stewart, Ryan Nesbit and Matt Newton were lynchpins in a strong defensive effort, while Brook Retallick, now much fitter and more confident than earlier in the season,

Dalley, who made a couple of impressive darting breaks while openside, Rob Last season’s finalists in the North Selbie tackled everything that moved Canterbury Luisetti Seeds rugby around the fringes. He was well competition, Ashley and Glenmark, both supported by fellow loose forward George bounced back after first­up defeats last Masefield with Chris Keane always week. But Ashley, in particular, left its industrious in mid field. run very late and could count itself just a Maule had a useful match for Oxford as little lucky against a committed Kaiapoi did its openside, Josh Brown, while Logan side who played easily their best rugby of Telfer was impressive in the loose the season. forwards early and later among the mid Ashley led 10­nil after as many minutes field. courtesy of an Andre Barrett try from a Saracens’ fine unbeaten run continued maul after a lineout win. Lance Taylor’s with a comfortable win over Ohoka. A ❛Retallick’s sideline conversion Taylor Direen penalty for Ohoka opened conversion supplemented his earlier penalty. But from that point on, Kaiapoi the scoring but Saracens replied with a gave his team a 13­10 lead.❜ took control with a determination and try to first­five Dion Jones who converted skill level they have rarely shown this his own try. Further Saracens tries to season. augmented his outstanding goal­kicking Ollie Ashby, Josh Harrison and Peter Second­five and goalkicker, Brook with a fine all­round performance. Manahi secured the bonus point for Retallick, played a key role in their Glenmark managed a hard fought 23­6 Saracens before half­time. In the second revival. Two long­range penalties got the victory over Oxford at Omihi. It was just half Ashby scored a second while scoreboard moving for them and shortly 6­3 at half time as both sides began Saracens’ young centre, Hadrian Jackson, before the break sloppy lineout work from making mistakes. It wasn’t until 29 also scored twice. The young Ohoka side Ashley allowed Kaiapoi’s Fijian lock, minutes into the second half with the refused to lie down and in the last 10 Nacaneli Namata, to pounce on the loose score 9­6 that a fortunate bounce of the minutes of the game they scored two well ball and run 30 metres to score. ball gave Chris Keane the chance to deserved tries to front­row forwards, Retallick’s sideline conversion gave his gather, beat a couple of tackles, and dash Tobias Pulley and Rob Cox to make the team a 13­10 lead. 50 metres for a try which he duly full time score Saracens 43 Ohoka 17. Two more penalties to Taylor and one to converted. In the last minutes a horrible There are no matches in the Luisetti Retallick had the scores all tied up. But piece of play from Oxford in its own 22 Seeds Division 1 competition on Saturday after a period of sustained pressure from gifted Glenmark a second try, gratefully as the North Canterbury Development Kaiapoi, its reward came with a try by accepted by No 8, Filipe Kuruvoli. team will be in Queensland playing fullback, Stu Pearham, and the seemingly Glenmark deserved its win. It had four matches against Queensland Country and inevitable Retallick conversion gave shots at penalties from relatively handy Northern Territory in preparation for the Kaiapoi a 23­16 lead with just seven positions for three successes while Southbridge Shield match, against minutes left. Oxford gained its two from long range, Ellesmere at Southbridge on July 11. The Kaiapoi’s celebrations though were both impressive strikes from Monty Maule next round of matches in the Luisetti premature and it dropped its guard with operating from first five. Glenmark Seeds competition will be played on its defensive screen that had been so solid presented a youngster at half back, Brett Sunday July 12.


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NORTH CANTERBURY REPRESENTATIVE; Sunday, 5 July 2015: North Canty v. North Canty Colts, Lob Lwr 1, 2.00pm, K Hancox. LUISETTI SEEDS NORTH CANTERBURY DIVISION 1 COMPETITION; Saturday, 4 July 2015: No Games; MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD DIVISION 2; Friday, 3 July 2015: Amberley v. Hurunui, Amb 1, 7.00pm, K Hancox; Saturday, 4 July 2015: Glenmark-Cheviot v. Woodend, Omi 1, 2.00pm, A Stokes; Pickering Challenge Shield, Saracens v. Oxford, Sbk 1,1.00pm, K Fitzgerald. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD DIVISION 2 - RESERVE; Kaiapoi v. Ohoka, Kai Oval, 2.30pm, G welch. METRO COLTS; Hurunui v. Ohoka, Culverden 1, 2.45pm, A Stead. WOMENS; Kaiapoi v. Marist Albion, Kai 1, 2.00pm, G McGiffert. CRUSADERS SECONDARY SCHOOLS - UC CHAMPIONSHIP; Rangiora HS v. Timaru BHS, RHS, 12.00pm, S Laird. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U18; Rangiora HS v. Ashley-Oxford, RHS, 1.30pm, Chris Rowe; Ric Moore Trophy, Hurunui v. Kaiapoi, Culverden 1, 1.00pm, S Marshell. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U16; Hurunui v. Kaiapoi-Woodend, Culverden 2, 2.30pm, R Lane; Barber Trophy, Oxford v. Ashley/Amberley, Ox Oval, 2.45pm, D Taylor; Saracens bye. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U14½; Ohoka v. Kaiapoi, Mand 2, 1.30pm, D Chinnery; Oxford v. Ashley Blue, Ox 2, 1.30pm, G Matthews; Saracens v. Ashley Green, Sbk 2, 1.00pm, J LeGros. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U13; Hurunui v. Amberley, Culverden 1, 11.45am, S Norton; Ohoka v. Kaiapoi, Mand 2, 11.45am, B Hyde; Oxford v. Ashley, Ox Oval, 1.15pm, K Hancox; Woodend v. Saracens, Wood 2, 11.45am, L Brine. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U11½; Hurunui Blue v. Kaiapoi, Culverden 1, 10.30am, S Norton; Ohoka Black v. Ashley Blue, Mand 2, 10.30am, R Hyde; Oxford v. Hurunui Black, Ox 2, 10.30am, N Te Puni; Saracens Blue v. Amberley, Sbk 2, 10.30am, R Brine; Ashley Green v. Saracens Red, Lob Lwr 1, 10.30am, A Reeve; Woodend v. Ohoka Red, Wood 2, 10.30am, D Topp. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U10; Ashley Green v. Hurunui Black, Lob Lwr Jnr 3, 12.10pm; Hurunui Blue v. Oxford Black, Culverden Jnr 4, 12.10pm; Ohoka Black v. Glenmark-Cheviot, Mand Jnr 5, 12.10pm; Ohoka Red v. Kaiapoi, Mand Jnr 4, 10.00am; Oxford Red v. Ashley Blue, Ox Jnr 5, 12.10pm; Saracens Blue v. Saracens Red, Sbk Jnr 6, 10.00am; Woodend v. Amberley, Wood Jnr 4, 12.10pm. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U9; Saracens Blue v. Saracens Red, Sbk Jnr 6, 12.10pm; Ashley Green v. Hurunui Black, Lob Lwr Jnr 3, 10.00am; Hurunui Blue v. Ashley White, Culverden Jnr 4, 10.00am; Ohoka Black v. Glenmark-Cheviot, Mand Jnr 5, 11.05am; Ohoka Red v. Kaiapoi, Mand Jnr 4, 11.05am; Oxford v. Ashley Blue, Ox Jnr 5, 10.00am; Woodend v. Amberley, Wood Jnr 4, 10.00am. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U8; Ashley Green v. Hurunui, Lob Lwr Jnr 3, 11.05am; Saracens Orange v. Oxford Black, Sbk Jnr 6, 11.05am; Ohoka Black v. Glenmark-Cheviot, Mand Jnr 5, 10.00am; Ohoka Red v. Kaiapoi, Mand Jnr 4, 12.10pm; Oxford Red v. Ashley Blue, Ox Jnr 5, 11.05am; Saracens Blue v. Saracens Red, Sbk Jnr 7, 11.05am; Woodend v. Amberley, Wood Jnr 4, 11.05am. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U7; Ashley Green v. Ohoka White, Lob Lwr Jnr 2, 10.50am; Hurunui Blue v. Saracens Orange, Culverden Jnr 6, 10.50am; Ohoka Black v. Glenmark-Cheviot, Mand Jnr 7, 10.50am; Ohoka Red v. Kaiapoi, Mand Jnr 6, 10.50am; Oxford Red v. Ashley Blue, Ox 4A, 10.50am; Saracens Blue v. Ashley White, Sbk 4A, 10.50am; Saracens Green v. Oxford Black, Sbk 3A, 10.50am; Saracens White v. Saracens Red, Sbk 3B, 10.50am; Woodend v. Amberley, Wood 3A, 10.50am; Hurunui Black bye. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U6; Ashley White v. Saracens Blue, Lob Lwr Jnr 2, 10.00am; Hurunui Blue v. Ashley Gold, Culverden Jnr 6, 10.00am; Ohoka Black v. Kaiapoi Blue, Mand Jnr 7, 10.00am; Ohoka Red v. Saracens Green, Mand Jnr 6, 10.00am; Ohoka White v. Ashley Green, Mand Jnr 8, 10.00am; Ohoka Green v. Kaiapoi Gold, Mand Jnr 9, 10.50am; Oxford Black v. Ohoka Blue, Ox 4B, 10.00am; Oxford Red v. Ashley Blue, Ox 4A, 10.00am; Saracens Red v. Saracens Orange, Sbk 4A, 10.00am; Woodend v. Amberley, Wood 3A, 10.00am; Hurunui Black bye.

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Icy courts delay start of Hurunui netball Ice on the courts delayed the start of week one of Round Two of the Hurunui Netball Centre’s competition at Cheviot last Saturday. The day began with a play­off between Cheviot Social and Culverden A, who fought it out to claim the last spot in the Senior A Grade. While Cheviot grabbed the lead early on, for spectators the scorecard failed to reflect a game full of turnovers and play which appeared close from beginning to end. While great shooting from Culverden’s Kara Archibald, and strong consistent play in the mid­court from Kirsty Milne combined for a valiant effort, it was no match for the exceptional shooting from Cheviot’s Kate O’Carroll and Cheviot’s unwavering attack. With a final score of 36­13 to Cheviot, it takes the last spot in the Senior A Grade, leaving Culverden A as serious contenders in the Senior B. A second play­off between Hawarden S

and Hawarden B, for a spot in the Senior B grade, was forced into extra time. Hawarden B ultimately claimed the game and the spot in the Senior B grade winning 22­19. Results: Section playoffs: Cheviot Social 36 Culverden A 13, Hawarden B 22 Hawarden Social 19. Senior A:Cheviot A 31 Hawarden A 13, Hanmer A 55 Waiau A 18, Cheviot Social 32 Glenmark A 24. Senior B: Waikari A 31 Waiau Social 27, Hawarden B 22 Culverden B 18, Culverden A Bye. Senior C: Waiau C 32 Hawarden C 6, Hawarden Social 30 v Cheviot B 16. Primary :A Culverden PA 37 Waiau PA 7, Cheviot PA 32 Hawarden D 13. Primary B: Hawarden PA 35 Cheviot PB 3, Glenmark PA 23 Waiau PC 0, Waiau Cool morning . . . Action during the Cheviot Social and Culverden A netball match at PB Bye. PHOTO: SUPPLIED Cheviot. Primary C: Cheviot PC 11 Hanmer 1.

North Canterbury rugby results from the weekend Luisetti Seeds North Canterbury division one: Glenmark 23 Oxford 6, Kaiapoi 23 Ashley 28, Saracens 43 Ohoka 17. Division two: Glenmark­ Cheviot 19 Oxford 43, Woodend 20 Amberley 3, Hurunui 10 Saracens 26, Saracens win the Pickering Shield. Mike Greer Homes North Canterbury division two­ Pennant: Kaiapoi 10 Ashley 11. Metro Colts: HSOB 7 Glenmark 45, Belfast 22 Hurunui 32. Women’s: Linwood 20 Kaiapoi 20. UC Championship: Christ’s College 28 Rangiora HS 13.

Mike Greer Homes North Canterbury under 18: Ashley­Oxford 0 Kaiapoi 17, Hurunui 38 Rangiora HS 18. Under 16: Ashley/Amberley 5 Kaiapoi­Woodend 33, Saracens 34 Hurunui 10. Under 14.5: Saracens 0 Ohoka 55, Ashley Blue 33 Kaiapoi 33, Ashley Green 24 Oxford 66. Under 13: Kaiapoi 29 Ashley 31, Oxford 19 Amberley 48, Saracens 5 Ohoka 60, Woodend 42 Hurunui 45. Under 11.5: Amberley 76 Ashley Green 24, Ohoka Red 10 Hurunui Black 31, Oxford 7 Hurunui Blue 17, Saracens

Blue 7 Ohoka Black 57, Saracens Red 10 Kaiapoi 45, Woodend 10 Ashley Blue 64. Under 10: Amberley 20 Ashley Green 75, Kaiapoi 20 Saracens Red 50, Ohoka Black 35 Hurunui Blue 0, Ohoka Red 60 Ashley Blue 45, Oxford Black 75 Saracens Blue 25. Under 9: Amberley 15 Ashley Green 40, Hurunui Black 50 Glenmark­Cheviot 15, Kaiapoi 55 Saracens Red 25, Ohoka Black 25 Hurunui Blue 50, Ohoka Red 5 Ashley Blue 60, Ashley White 50 Saracens Blue 65. Under 8: Hurunui 40 Glenmark­ Cheviot 35, Kaiapoi 30 Saracens Red 55,

Ohoka Black 75 Saracens Orange 50, Ohoka Red 70 Ashley Blue 20, Oxford Black 45 Saracens Blue 45. Under 7: Ashley Blue 95 Saracens Orange 75, Ashley White 65 Saracens Green 70, Ohoka Black 65 Hurunui Blue 50, Ohoka Red 50 Saracens White 95, Oxford Black 80 Saracens Blue 95. Under 6: Ashley Blue 55 Saracens Green 45, Ashley White 80 Ashley Gold 80, Hurunui Black 50 Saracens Orange 25, Kaiapoi Blue 65 Saracens Red 65, Ohoka Black 70 Hurunui Blue 70, Ohoka Green 60 Ohoka Red 65, Oxford Black 50 Saracens Blue 50.

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Waimak has big win on newly laid pitch The Stadium Cars Waimak United Senior Men’s Division One team met Ferrymead Bays on the pitch newly laid by FIFA for the U20’s World Cup at Ferrymead Park last Saturday and came out the winners five goals to two. The Waimak team started well, playing in a slightly changed formation, but struggled to find the final pass to complete their attacks. A piercing run by Ollie Willis up the right flank followed by a pin point cross saw Tom Chadwick get Waimak off the mark and up one nil. However, an almost immediate response by Ferrymead Bays tied the match back up 1­1. Liam Brandso then got on the end of a through ball to slot past the keeper and Waimak regained the lead heading into

half time. Early in the second half Chadwick broke and chipped the keeper to extend the lead to 3­1. Ferrymead continued to attack and pulled one goal back. Shayne Ewen made way for a return to senior football by Mitchell Quigley, who slotted nicely into the backline pushing Brad Stewart into the midfield. This opened up another form of attack through Stewarts ability to find the wide guys. Soon after, Chadwick latched on to another pass through the defence to again chip the keeper for his hat­trick. Brandso rounded out the scoring by tapping in following a Reagan Sherriff charge out wide and perfectly timed pass into the box. The final score 5­2.

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Heavy fall injures lock

Ohoka lock . . . Max Lines lies injured after falling heavily on his back during the Saracens Division One rugby game against Ohoka at Southbrook Park in Rangiora. The game was held up for 10 minutes, then moved to an another field, while his injuries were assessed. He was then taken to Christchurch Hospital and discharged later that night. Ohoka club president Mike Prattley said they were grateful to the St John medical team and Saracens officials for the way they handled the situation. PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP

Taylor shows skill and experience in Div Two rugby The Mike Greer Homes North Canterbury Division 2 competition has been of real interest this season and Saturday had developed into a ‘‘must win’’ for Oxford who had been frontrunners until recently. Strong running Glenmark centre Tyler McKay intercepted early for the first points and scored a powerful try later but on the day he was upstaged by his opposite the vastly experienced Marcus Taylor, a Division 1 representative standout over a number of seasons and recently returned to the region. The final score of 43­19

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reflected the greater strength in support play of the Oxford side while the quality of the match also suggests the selection of a representative side from the grade has been well merited. When the Top Six round­robin in the Division two competition concludes on Saturday, two teams will drop out of the Championship race to contest the Division two reserve competition. Amberley will be one of those teams and until last Saturday’s play it seemed likely that Saracens would be the other. But Saracens caused a big upset by not only beating the highly­ranked






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Hurunui side but also lifting the coveted Pickering Shield from Hurunui and in doing so resurrected their Championship ambitions. Now Saracens have to defend that Shield against a rejuvenated Oxford side on Saturday while Glenmark­Cheviot face the daunting task of toppling competition leaders, Woodend, if they are to be sure of avoiding relegation. The highlight of the U14.5 group day at Loburn was the clash between the two top teams, Kaiapoi and Ashley Blue. Kaiapoi had won their first round match convincingly but it was a

different story on Saturday. Ashley Blue made most of the running and led by 7 points with fulltime approaching but in a pulsating finish Kaiapoi scored and the angled conversion left the scores tied at 33­33 ­ a fitting result for a fine game of rugby. The U11.5 group day was held at Southbrook with the most significant result being Hurunui’s sound 17­7 win over Oxford. This means that Hurunui will contest the Championship Section along with Kaiapoi, Ohoka Black and Ashley Blue when the grade splits into three sections on Saturday.

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PRESENTING YOUR HOME FOR SALE I have decided to sell my house. Apart from choosing the right agent to market my property, what else can I do? We all get accustomed to the way we live and often don’t see what others see when it comes to selling our home. Presentation is paramount. Buyers will place a value on your home by the way it is presented. Your agent will do their utmost to market your property. As a Vendor, you need to play your part to present it to it’s full potential.

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Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600 Kaikoura

Allan Gifford 027 226 2379 Marlborough

Chris Abbott 027 435 2872 Marlborough

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Success Amberley


56 Osborne Road 1,280m2


2191 South Eyre Road 4 Hectares







Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

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




70 South Street 2.9 Hectares

Price Reduction. Due to job transfer, this block of land must be sold. Versatile 4 hectare block on free draining soil, with pumpshed, two bay barn and insulated shed. Power, phone and internet to the proposed house site. Septic tank consent in place with plans for four bedroom, two bathroom home underway. With its proximity to Forest Field Aerodrome, there is the possibility of some use of the airfield subject to the owners consent. With shelter on all four sides, all you have to do is build. | Property ID RA1615



8 Achray Street 1,231m2







Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

Straight Out Of Home And Garden. A rare opportunity to acquire a small country estate with irrigation in the heart of North Canterbury. ‘Clevelands’ comprises an elegant and timeless Oamaru Stone executive home, full of character, with numerous special features. There is a separate building which provides a selfcontained flat, perfect for guests or dependants, garaging for two vehicles, a workshop, freezer room and has access to the house via a covered walkway. | Property ID RA1633



5 Seadown Crescent 621m2

Quality Family Home. Well below RV, this property could offer the chance to retire to the friendly community of Waiau, with money in the bank, after selling in the red hot Christchurch market. Other options include a weekend retreat with fishing, boating and hunting close by and skiing at Mt Lyford in winter. The bowling club is literally on your boundary. It would be perfect as a family home, with a very highly regarded school in Waiau and shops, garages and the hotel within 200 metres. | Property ID RA1586



322 Balcairn Road 5 Hectares







James Murray 027 436 8103

James Murray 027 436 8103

Possession To Suit. Very tidy, approximately 110m2, three bedroom home. Kitchen/dining with separate lounge. Refurbished with double glazing, under floor and ceiling insulation. Heat pump and log burner for winter warmth. Tidy, 610m2 section with large double garage. Walking distance to all local amenities. Suitable first home, retirement living or investment, your choice. Viewing will impress, don’t miss this one. | Property ID AM1003



Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

107 Baynons Road 4 Hectares

Great Family Home. Six bedrooms, study, open plan living with seaprate formal lounge. Great indoor/ outdoor flow to sheltered BBQ area. Four bay shed (one lockable) plus a set of cattle yards. This lovely family home is set well back from the road on a five hectare lifestyle block. Choice of primary schools with secondary school bus at the gate. | Property ID AM1002



11A Carters Road 1,229m2







Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425 Maurice Newell 027 240 1718 Ignore Previous Pricing. Substantial three living area, four bedroom, three bathroom, permanent material dwelling with office and attached two car garage. Separate 48m2, one bedroom cottage. Located just 12km from Belfast and an easy drive from the motorway.This substantial greenhouse complex consists of 8,500m2 of plastic houses previously growing product for the local market. Excellent water consent and range of support buildings. | Property ID RA1627

James Murray 027 436 8103 Canterbury

Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119 Canterbury

Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425 Canterbury

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718 Canterbury

Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

Sunny Family Home. Well presented, sunny family home, located on a private, rear section. The section has been beautifully landscaped and has a sheltered patio overlooking the garden. The home includes four double bedrooms, the master with direct access to the family bathroom, open- plan living room with log burner and heat pump, dining room and kitchen, separate laundry and two car garaging with carport/ woodshed. View today, you won’t be disappointed. | Property ID AM1011

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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Ready for action . . . The new Rangiora Table Bowls Club rooms are ready for action.




Table bowls has new home After nearly four years, table bowls finally has a new home in Rangiora. Rangiora Table Bowls Inc will officially open its new clubrooms on River Road, which it is sharing with the Rangiora Croquet Club, this Sunday at 2pm. Club captain and vice­ president Graham Cannan says the club has been without a venue since September 2011, when it was forced out of the Rangiora Bowling Club building due to earthquake damage. The club spent three years working hard to raise funds before the foundations were finally laid for the new building in October last year. The new building allows the club, which

was established in 1954, to make a fresh start after a challenging four years. Mr Cannan says Sunday’s official opening will be attended by Waimakariri Mayor David Ayers and MP Clayton Cosgrove and the club has invited 69 local businesses to attend ‘‘to thank them for their support over the years’’ with fundraising efforts. An open day for the general public will also be held on Sunday, July 12, from 1.30pm. ‘‘It will be an opportunity for the general public to come along and see what we have fought hard to get and if they want to join they are more than welcome to,’’ Mr Cannan says. He says the new facilities have two tables set up for playing

table bowls and a floor mat is available for playing indoor bowls. ‘‘The benefit of table bowls is that you don’t have to bend down. It’s a sport for all ages and all abilities.’’ He says the club has members in their 20s and in their 90s and everything in between. Enquiries have been received from local rest homes and retirement villages keen to get involved, and groups from Christchurch have also recently visited the new facilities. For more information contact (03) 3131561. Books about the history of indoor bowls and table bowls in Rangiora are also available for purchase from the club.

You can read The News online visit www.thenewsnc.co.nz

This week’s open homes in North Canterbury Thursday July 2nd Ohoka

1.00pm 1.45pm


3.30pm 4.00pm

77 Pattersons Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

16 Lancewood Way

Harcourts Twiss Keir

Saturday July 4th Kaiapoi 12.00pm 12.45pm 1.00pm 1.30pm 1.30pm 2.15pm

12.30pm 1.15pm 1.30pm 2.00pm 2.00pm 3.00pm


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11 Wyatt Street 15 Foxton Drive 16 Lilian Street 24 Lilian Street 47 Robert Coup 10 Magnate Drive

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Ashley Downs 3.00pm 3.30pm


1.00pm 1.45pm

Kaiapoi 11.00am 11.30am 12.00pm 12.00pm 12.45pm

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1B 548 Williams Street 2 Tapautu Street 47 Robert Coup Villa 33, 150 Williams St 50 Sterling Crescent 18 Brockelbank Dr, Sovereign Palms

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

14 John Leith Place

Harcourts Twiss Keir

Flemington Subdivision

Harcourts Twiss Keir

34 Hodgsons Road 84 Rossiters Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

12.30pm 1.45pm 1.30pm 2.30pm 2.30pm 3.30pm 4.00pm

10 Keetley Place 77 Pattersons Road 372 Mandeville Road 792 Tram Road 174 Jacksosn 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 Harcourts Twiss Keir

10.30am 11.30am 12.15pm 1.00pm 3.00pm 3.00pm

13 Church Street 36 Church Street 179A High Street 149 Main Street 645 Bay Road 645A Bay Road

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

57 Tutaipatu Avenue 3 Tutaipatu Ave

Waimak Real Estate Harcourts Twiss Keir

15 Cedar Place 10 Lowe Place 5 Foster Place Will Place Elm Green Sub Division 30 Sequoia Way

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


1.00pm 1.45pm Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

57 Tutaipatu Avenue 5 Kawakawa Street 81 Kawari Drive

Waimak Real Estate Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

15 Cedar Place 16 Lancewood Way

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

6b Paget Drive

Harcourts Twiss Keir

Sunday July 5th Amberley

1.00pm 1.00pm 1.30pm 2.00pm 2.15pm 2.30pm


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Oxford 10.00am 11.00am 11.30am 12.00pm 2.30pm 2.30pm

61 Willowside Place Tekoa Estate Amberley Beach Rd

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

258 Marshmans Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

12.00pm 2.00pm 1.00pm 1.30pm

627 Poyntz Road

Waimak Real Estate


7/7a Coups Terrace 8 Foxton Drive 11 Wyatt Street 16 Mansfield Drive 15 Foxton Drive

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


11.30am 12.00pm 12.30pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.00pm

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Waikuku Beach

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16 Lancewood Way Harcourts Twiss Keir 20 Churchill Drive Harcourts Twiss Keir 37A Ivory Street Harcourts Twiss Keir 2 Kowhai Avenue Waimak Real Estate 50 Rangiora Woodend Rd Waimak Real Estate 9 Hassall Street Waimak Real Estate 18 Calvandra Grove Waimak Real Estate 20 Milesbrook Close Harcourts Twiss Keir 19 Palmview Drive Harcourts Twiss Keir 6 Oakwood Drive Waimak Real Estate 344 Rangiora Woodend Rd Waimak Real Estate 23 Riverview Road Harcourts Twiss Keir 188 Grimseys Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

163 Amesbury Road

Waimak Real Estate

31 Greens Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

1206 Two Chain Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

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

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

54 Rangiora Woodend Rd Harcourts Twiss Keir

The News

Situations Vacant Situations Vacant Situations Vacant Situations Vacant Situations Vacant

Rangiora Table Bowls Club Are holding an Open Day at the Clubroom in River Road, Rangiora On Sunday 12th July at 1.30pm Everybody welcome Give it a go! Enquiries Maureen & Graham Cannan 313 1561

SECTION 101, SALE AND SUPPLY OF ALCOHOL ACT 2012 DIMIRIS ENTERPRISES LTD has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Rangiora for the issue of an On-Licence in respect of the premises situated at 61/3 Williams Street, Kaiapoi, known as Tikka Talk Indian Restaurant. The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is: Restaurant Takeaway and Bar. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are Monday to Sunday during business hours: 11am to 2pm and 4.30pm to 11pm. The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Waimakariri District Licensing Committee at 215 High Street, Rangiora. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the issue of the licence may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the Waimakariri District Licensing Committee at Private Bag 1005, Rangiora No objection to the issue of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 105 (1) of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. 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, first notice was published 25 June 2015.


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

Chimney Cleaning ABEL & Prestige Chimney Cleaning. Nth Cant. Owned and operated. Professional guaranteed service. All firebox repairs. Ph Ken & Trish 312 5764.


Pride & Quality Painting & Decorating Services

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


New Houses, Alterations Light Commercial Serving North Canterbury for over 20 years

Free Quotes

Ph 027 227 7526 or 03 313 2454


NORTHEND FENCING LTD is in your area. For all fencing requirements eg; dairy conversions, Automotive vineyards, deer fencing, lifestyle blocks, post and CASH 4 CARS rail, quality workmanship guaranteed, competitive and 4WD'S rates.phone Mike 027 313 1872. Phone Fencing Automotive SUMMERFIELD Ltd in your area now. Lifestyle or farm, sheep, Parts cattle, horse, all types of 03 313 7216 animals. Fences, yards, sheds, arenas, shelters, runs. 27 years contract DISMANTLING and fencing. John is available to buying all models of help with your design and Falcons now. Please phone planning. Ph Carol or John 03 3125 064 . on 03 312 4747.

2006 HOLDEN Barina 1600 5 door auto 75,000kms, $7,495. Ph Arthur Burke Ltd 03 314 0135 LMVD. 2010 HOLDEN BARINA 1600 5 door auto, 51,000kms, $12,995. Ph Arthur Burke Ltd 03 314 0135 LMVD.

Applicants will be required to undergo and pass pre-employment drug and alcohol screening. Apply: 0800 437 397

The '' Save Our Pool'' Amberley Community Pool Society Inc. wishes to employ a parttime fundraising executive.

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

Ideally you will be a self-starter who lives in the Hurunui district, who wants to be an integral part of the fundraising team that makes an indoor heated pool happen in our community.


Trades DRESSMAKING. Alter­ ations, and dressmaking from $10. Hems to wed­ ding dresses. Free quotes. Ph Bianca 027 345 8900 or 03 313 8528.

The successful person will be involved in preparing funding applications to government agencies, community trusts and large corporates. Another key part of the role will be to keep '' Saving Our Pool'' front of mind, and lead local fundraising efforts.



To Let

North Canterbury Musical Society COSTUME HIRE


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

To Let TWO BEDROOM house in Waikari, rural outlook, close to amenities. Freshly painted and carpeted. Not suitable for young children. Suit semi­retired or profes­ sional couple. Phone A/H 03 314 4288. AMBERLEY, spacious two bedroom townhouse. Sunny with int access garage. No animals, not suitable for children. Suit semi or retired or profes­ sional couple. Avail from 9th July. Ph 027 957 8030.

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


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

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

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

Excavations & Driveways Sitescapes

To apply please send your CV to Paul Reese at admin@saveourpool.org.nz Applications close Sunday 5 July 2015.


2010 SUZUKI LT­A450, 4x4, $5,995 (2 to choose from). Serviced and ready Health & Beauty to go. Ph Arthur Burke Ltd WISDOM 03 314 0132. COUNSELLING for per­ 2011 HOLDEN BARINA sonal, couples, family, prof. 1600 5 door auto, MNZAC in North Canter­ 31,000kms, $14,995. Ph bury. One2one, phone or Arthur Burke Ltd 03 314 skype Michael 027 340 0135 LMVD. 8325, 03 745 9118 2011 SUZUKI LTF400, www.wisdomcounselling.co.nz. 4x4, $5,895. Serviced and ready to go. Ph Arthur HOMEOPATHY Do you Burke Ltd 03 314 0132. suffer from Migranes, 2012 SUZUKI LTF250, Hayfever, or a lingering 2x4, $3,895 (2 to choose cough? Maybe a natural with a from). Serviced and ready approach to go. Ph Arthur Burke Ltd Homeopathic remedy will help. Phone Jennifer 03 314 0132. Mackinder (Dip.Hom) 03 2013 SUZUKI LT­F400, 314 8046. 4x4, $7,895. Serviced and ready to go. Ph Arthur Burke Ltd 03 314 0132. SPRING Yoga Retreat. 5th NO bees? Rent a beehive. & 6th September 2015. At Fully managed by regis­ the Heritage Hotel, Hanmer tered bee keepers. You get Springs. With Anna de pollination plus honey. Zeeuw. All levels welcome. Early bird $170 before 31st Phone 027 657 2007. July. Details available on WHEELCHAIR Scooter, www.pureyoga.co.nz. Shoprider TE889A. As Enquiries phone 027 545 new, only 2 owners. $2000 9283 or email ono. Phone 027 475 0564. anna@pureyoga.co.nz.

Training available for suitable applicants with a class 5 licence.

Fundraising Executive

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

Natives Exotics Hedging Landscape and Japanese Maples 1029 Tram Rd Ohoka No eftpos Est 1974

Self-Loading Crane Truck, Logging and General Driving positions available.


• Please include your address, suburb and contact details

Open Monday - Sunday 9am - 5pm

Class 5 Drivers

021 321 167

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

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

Full Time


• 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



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


HORSE Grazing available. Leithfield. 800m Track. Concrete Services Stables & range of paddocks. Call Cath 021 AFFORDABLE concrete 0236 1099 to discuss your cutting with quality and needs. removal work. Free quotes. No job too small. Ph 027 442 2219, Fax 03 359 6052 For Sale or A/H 03 359 4605. 1999 SUZUKI LTF160, 2x4, $2,995. Serviced and Decorating ready to go. Ph Arthur A Lady Paperhanger and Burke Ltd 03 314 0132. Painter, all work guaran­ 2001 COMMODORE VX teed, free quotes. Phone Acclaim, 3.8L V6, spoiler, Carol 027 435 9165 or 03 alloys etc. Only 3127 327. 128,000kms, $6,995. Ph PAINTER. Top quality Arthur Burke Ltd 03 314 work. No job too big or 0135 LMVD. small. We stand by Canter­ 2001 TOYOTA Corolla bury. Phone Wayne 027 Fielder station wagon, 1500 2743 541. auto, $6,995. Ph Arthur NORTH Canterbury Burke Ltd 03 314 0135 Painters. Reg Tradesman. LMVD. Interior, exterior painting. 2005 FORD COURIER Free quotes. Covering XL 2.5 diesel 2WD, flat North Canterbury, Oxford, deck, single cab, only Kaiapoi, Rangiora, Amber­ 118,000kms, $13,995. Ph ley. Phone 03 327 7899 or Arthur Burke Ltd 03 314 027 432 3520. 0135 LMVD.



Peter Munro Commercials



Join Mothers supporting Mothers today and get assistance, tips and support from professionals. Meetings at Rangiora every Friday, 10am to 12pm & Kaiapoi first Friday of every month 1pm to 2.45pm (this change will come into effect from the 1st July)... New mothers welcome. For more information, please visit our website www.motherssupportingmothers.org.nz

Ph 03 327 9522 1592735 GLASS and Glazing. Got a broken glass window? Insurance Work, Pet Doors, Mirrors, Retro Refits, Single / Double Glazing, Splashbacks, Fire Glass. Call your local Glazier Mark on 03 312 3253 or 027 242 6368. Shelley’s Glass and Glazing. 32 years in the Glass Industry. Oper­ ating in North Canterbury. FURNITURE Removal. AXL Transport Ltd. Qual­ ity removals, at the lowest rate possible. South Island wide. Kaiapoi office. Phone 03 327 3216.

Ideall as an exttra bedroom or office.

Fully insulated and double glazed for warmth. Three convenient sizes: Standard 3.6m x 2.4m, Large 4.2m x 2.4m Xtra-large 4.8m x 2.4m. Visit our website www.justcabins.co.nz for display cabin locations or call for a free brochure.


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

Accountant 1391722

Public Notices


Public Notices

Thursday July 2 2015

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

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

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

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

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.

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03 313 2840




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





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

Wastewater Septic Tanks Treatment Plants Drainage Irrigation

Computer Repairs


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

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



Wilson Decorators Ltd

Garry W Mechen

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

Number one

(will travel)

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

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

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

Phone Karen or Maureen 03 327 4919 or 027 427 4919

Free quotes



Registered Clinical Dental Techncian

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


“If it’s broke, let’s fix it”

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

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



•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


Driveways Landscaping Retaining Walls Earthworks Foundations

Bevan and Shane Frahm

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


Civil and Drainage

Oxford Butchery



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


For all of your Trades and LOCAL BUILDERS Classified enquiries, Ring Mark 027 229 7310 please for a free quote contact www.longsilver Amanda construction.com at • Licensed Building Practitioner The News • Registered on Master


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0274 339 578 scottexcavation@hotmail.co.nz







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







Trudy McMillan 03 314 4144 or 027 684 2652

• 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


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

available for Contract finishing work Deal direct Avoid Agency fees

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

Landscape Design

All kinds of interior fittings considered Joiner Shop facilities available

Phone Barty 03 312 6525 021 310 737


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

Phone 03 313 7144 027 432 1534 Fax 03 313 2144 rgrantelectrical@gmail.com m PO Box 69, Rangiora



Allan Pethig For all your electrical needs. Residential & Commercial


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

www.directdesignlanddscapes.co.nz Landscape Architect available for Professional Garden Design

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Painters / Decorators


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

PO Box 68 Hawarden North Canterbury

Picture Framing







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





“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


Picture Framing


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




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



Master Plumber of the Year 2010 Canterbury owned and operated for over 60 years • PLUMBERS • GAS FITTERS • DRAIN LAYERS • HOME HEATING • BACKFLOW PREVENTION • DESIGN BUILD SOLUTIONS • DRAIN CLEANING – CCTV

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

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

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

Locally owned and operated

Timber Sales

Water Blasting


Waterblasting Ltd Servicing Canterbury Commercial & Residential

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

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


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

Windows & Doors

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


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

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


Quality Timber at discounted prices



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

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Thursday July 2 2015

Arthur Burke Ltd

North Canterbury’s Holden and Suzuki Dealership


Electronic fuel-injection • 4-stroke, 4 valve engine • Hi-Lo ratio, selectable 2WD/4WD • Torque-sensing limited slip front differential • Disc front brakes andsealed rear brakes • Twin shock rigid rear axle • Comfortable T-shaped seat • 24 Month/15,000km warranty

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

We’ve got the vehicle to suit your needs

WAS $37,995

Only 2,250km


2011 Toyota Corolla GLX

1.8L auto, hatch


2.2 Diesel, 6-speed auto, 7-seater


2.4L, 6-speed manual, only 50,000km


2.4L, 4WD, 7-seater Was $14,995 Now

2011 Holden Barina 1.6 Auto

5-door hatch 5only 31,000km

2012 Holden Captiva 5


2011 Nissan X-Trail

2.5L, 4WD, NZ new Was $19,995 Now


2005 Mitsubishi Outlander 2004 Holden Commodore VZ Executive


3.6L V6, only 95,000km

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

$9,995 1600190

2014 Holden Commodore 2012 Holden Captiva 7 CX VF Evoke

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