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Thursday July 16 2015 | Issue 658

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Young Oxford talent to represent NZ By SHELLEY TOPP Katelyn Inch was given some exciting news last week, then told to keep it a secret. ‘‘I only told my family and close friends,’’ she said. But a few days later her secret was out when Bowls New Zealand announced the New Zealand women’s team to play at the Asia Pacific Championship Games in Christchurch from November 24 to December 6 this year. The selection was a huge shock for Katelyn, who lives near Oxford. ‘‘It’s a dream come true to be given the honour to represent New Zealand playing the sport I love,’’ she said. ‘‘Dave (Edwards, the national coach) phoned me and I instantly burst into tears. ‘‘I can hardly remember what he said. Something about my results over the past 18 months had been noticed and the selectors decided it is time for me to have a crack at the international level.’’ At 19, Katelyn is the youngest player ever selected for a New Zealand bowls squad. She is also the youngest New Zealand player to be selected for the Asia Pacific Championships. Fellow team

Katelyn Inch . . . The 2015 Most Improved Canterbury Bowler of the Year who has been selected to represent New Zealand.


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youngest. Angela is from Christchurch, and like Katelyn she will also be making her international debut at the Asia Pacific Championships, where teams from 17 countries will compete. Katelyn has represented New Zealand at the junior level for two under­18 Trans Tasman series during 2013 and 2014. She is a past NZ Secondary Schools champion and was a runner­up in the mixed pairs with Sheldon Bagrie­Howley at the Junior World Cup held on Australia’s Gold Coast during March this year, and has for the past two years been part of the Bowls High Performance Pathways programme. At this early stage, Katelyn is unsure what her build­up schedule requirements will be for the Asia Pacific Championships, but she is certain it will require many hours of training. ‘‘I love training, so this won’t be a problem for me,’’ she said. ‘‘When October comes I’ll be playing regularly during the season, but I would like to be training five times a week and playing weekends. ‘‘A mentor of mine told me not long ago that when I made the step up to the big stages it was not enough just to participate you have to be able to

compete against the world’s best,’’ she said. ‘‘That’s how I look at this opportunity. I am proud to have made the team, but I know the hard work begins now and I’m looking forward to the challenge.’’ The tournament will be held at the Burnside Bowling Club in Christchurch and no doubt the New Zealand players will be looking forward to a large home­ town crowd of family and friends cheering them on. Katelyn said she played regularly at the Burnside club grounds throughout each season. She sees this as a slight advantage. ‘‘I should be comfortable and familiar with the surroundings, but it’s such an even green that anyone can play well on it.’’ Although Katelyn was not feeling the best late last week, after undergoing dental surgery to have two wisdom teeth removed, she was looking forward to the end of the year tournament. ‘‘I am so excited to be making my debut leading the triples and fours playing with two Christchurch bowlers I look up to, Angela Boyd and Sandra Keith,’’ she said. ‘‘They are both fantastic bowlers, and great people I aspire to be like.’’

Northern arterial decision under the spotlight brought him out here a couple of months ago to discuss the region’s transport issues A resolution for the proposed Cranford and so he could see the congestion for Street extension to the northern arterial himself.’’ route is expected soon. Mr Doocey says Mr Bridges was due to Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey says he has meet with the NZTA this week and a met with Transport Minister Simon resolution is likely to be found soon, Bridges, who ‘‘has a process to work however he was unable to elaborate at this through’’ with the New Zealand Transport point. Agency (NZTA) and the Christchurch City The city council voted last month not to Council. fund the four­laning of Cranford Street as ‘‘He (Mr Bridges) was pretty part of its Long Term Plan process. disappointed himself at the decision. We The northern arterial, which has been in By DAVID HILL

the planning for several years, would divert traffic to the east of Belfast and Redwood to Queen Elizabeth Drive before connecting with Cranford Street, north of Innes Road, to ease traffic congestion. Mr Doocey says the new arterial routes (the western bypass from Belfast to Johns Road is expected to divert up to 50 per cent of the traffic) will make public transport more viable. ‘‘The new motorway doesn’t take away the option of light rail, it actually promotes it. To have a good train system you need a

good bus system and to do that you need a clear road.’’ He welcomed the announcement of designated buslane from Rangiora, alongside Flaxton Road, through Silverstream and Kaiapoi and down Main North Road, south of Kaiapoi and continuing into Belfast. Mr Doocey says the northern arterial route issue shows how decisions made in Christchurch have wider implications for the region as a whole. He says tourism is another example.

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Building slowing in Nth Canty By DAVID HILL

North Canterbury’s residential building boom is beginning to slow down. The region’s councils are processing fewer consents for new houses, as the recovery continues nearly five years on from the September 2010 earthquake. Waimakariri District Council planning manager Nick Harrison says 829 consents for new houses were processed in the year to June 30, including just 327 in the last six months. ‘‘I expected the consent numbers would be down, but they are higher than I thought they would be. ‘‘There has been a trend downwards since August last year and I expect it to go down to the mid­600s this coming year. I expect us to continue tracking down towards pre­earthquake levels, but at a slightly raised level because of the greater population.’’ The Waimakariri district’s pre­ earthquake record was 624 consents for new houses issued back in the 2004 calendar year. However, consent records were broken in the post­quake boom, with the 2012 to 2014 calendar years all passing the 1000 mark, with 1278 consents issued in 2013. Kaiapoi is leading the way with 314 consents issued in the 12 months to June 30, with 117 issued in the last six months, while Rangiora has dropped back to 156 consents in the last 12 months, after approaching the 300 mark in 2012 and 2013. House consent numbers in Pegasus and Oxford remain steady, as both towns continue to experience growth. Mr Harrison says the consent numbers suggest Kaiapoi has now

Trending down . . . Building consents are slowing down in North Canterbury. FILE PHOTO.

replaced the more than 1000 houses lost in the residential red zone and is now beginning to experience some growth. While house consent numbers are dropping commercial developments are ‘‘only really just starting to pick up speed’’. ‘‘The residential stuff was managed to meet the market and now the commercial stuff is coming on stream. I wouldn’t say we are dealing with big numbers, but the jobs are big ­ certainly big for small North

Creativity needed to grow jobs North Canterbury needs to think strategically as it looks to grow job opportunities in the region. Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey says there is real potential for growth if the region is creative enough and he is keen to get local businesses together to think about the future of job creation. ‘‘As greater Christchurch re­draws itself with all the population changes after the earthquakes, there’s a window of opportunity for areas like North Canterbury to encourage industries and sectors to invest here. ‘‘We have got to think of our strengths and play to them. We are close to a big city, but we are small enough to have an outdoor lifestyle.’’ Being handy to Christchurch is a big advantage, especially for the Waimakariri district, as large businesses could relocate to where there is a good sized workforce, without

having the added costs of operating in the city, Mr Doocey says. He says Enterprise North Canterbury’s billboard, which says ‘‘stop the commute, there’s jobs here’’, sums up the situation where there is continuing jobs growth, including 200 new jobs in the new Rangiora PAK’nSAVE, in the Ngai Tahu farms expansion, the construction industry, jobs being advertised at Hellers in Kaiapoi and being created in the new Oxford supermarket. ‘‘I’m really keen to think about how we can continue the job creativity. A lot of local business owners in Kaiapoi are starting to think whether the red zone can provide opportunities not only for jobs but also international tourism. ‘‘How do we start thinking about how to put a coherent case forward for the red zone?’’ He says the red zone in Christchurch


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Canterbury towns.’’ Hurunui District Council building controls team leader Kerry Walsh says total consents are similar to last year, but the growth is not ‘‘as much as it was a year or two ago’’ and the values are down. ‘‘We have had 261 consents for the first half of this year (compared with 273 last year) issued with a total value of $25 million (down from $31 million) with an average processing time of nine days ­ 100 percent of consents have been processed within 20 working days for the last 18 months.’’ Mr Walsh says 59 consents for new houses were issued in the first six months of this year and 123 for the year ended June 30, compared with 69 and 134 respectively for the same period last year. Amberley is continuing to lead the way with a total of 204 consents issued in the last 12 months at a total value of just over $18 million, down from 212 consents last year which valued at $36.3 million. However, consent numbers in other wards are up on last year. The Amuri­ Hurunui ward had 159 consents issued at a value of $16.6 million (compared to 135 consents at $14.6 million), Hanmer Springs had 81 consents at $11.2 million (75 at $9.3 million) and Cheviot had 53 consents at nearly $6 million (42 at $2.5 million). The Glenmark ward has remained the same, with 47 consents at around $3.5 million. A Kaikoura District Council spokesperson says building consents ‘‘are just ticking along’’, with 17 consents for new houses issued for the first six months of this year ­ the same number as the same period last year.

is getting more expressions of interest than ‘‘they can cope with‘‘, including big projects like the Eden Project. Smaller projects like that need to be explored for Kaiapoi’s red zone, he says. Mr Doocey says a growing number of North Canterbury people are choosing to work from home to avoid the commute into Christchurch and this is possible thanks to broadband internet. However, this means reliable internet is needed and has been working with Enterprise North Canterbury to promote the issue. ‘‘I see these as issues of infrastructure and the big word is reliability. There is concern about road congestion, but there is also congestion on the internet cables and farmers have concerns about water storage. So supporting job creation in North Canterbury is also about reliability.’’

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Night lights . . . Victor Cagayat’s gorgeous ice sculpture outside Blackwell’s Department PHOTO: TRACY THOMPSON. store in Kaiapoi last Saturday night. chef and kitchen artist in Manila hotels, before emigrating to New Zealand in 1987. He now works full­time as an ice artist for the Sheraton Stamford Plaza, in Auckland and also hotels in Queenstown, including the amazing Minus 5 Ice Bar. His Kaiapoi exhibition was popular with people gathering round to watch him transform large blocks of ice using a small chainsaw and chisels. After bitter cold and overcast days in North Canterbury, the sun returned for Mr Cagayat’s outdoor

exhibition. While welcome for those watching, the warmth helped create quite a large puddle of melted ice around his work area. Mr Cagayat, who is originally from the Philippines, wears thick, warm clothes and gloves to insulate himself against the cold and double insulates his electric power tools to protect them from getting wet and becoming too dangerous to use. He first learnt to carve, using wood, as a young boy and still does some wood carving and also creates sculptures in chocolate.

Seagars helped spark growth By ROBYN BRISTOW Building consents were down in Oxford and ratepayers were struggling with the cost of a new sewerage scheme when Jo and Ross Seagar arrived in town. Oxford Promotions Action committee (OPAC) Vic Allen says their arrival and opening of Seagars Cafe ´ and Cooking school helped spark a renaissance. ‘‘The attitude and atmosphere in the town changed when they arrived and became more positive,’’ says Mr Allen. ‘‘They have had a major input into the community. The couple had taken a ‘‘derelict’’ building that was once a supermarket and ‘‘spruced’’ it up to a cafe ´ and cooking school which ‘‘changed that end of town’’. ‘‘They were not only involved in business but were also quite

community minded,’’ he says. Mr Allen was commenting on Seagars closing last week and Winslow Trading Company, which operates the cafe ´ and cook school, being placed into liquidation on application from the IRD. Deloitte Auckland have been appointed as liquidator. Seagars has been for sale since February after the couple tried to trade their way out of a downturn in business caused by the series of Canterbury earthquakes. Mr Allen says the town is grateful to the part Jo and Ross had played in helping spark growth and is pleased they have opted to remain living in the town. ‘‘Today the town is vibrant and there is all kinds of building consents being applied for and granted,’’ says Mr Allen. ‘‘Investors are looking to come in

and invest. There is three cafes, a wine bar and new shops and businesses opening up. A new supermarkets is due to open next month and there are now motels in the town,’’ he says. The area school had grown with new classrooms under way to cope with the growth and there were several subdivisions that were meeting a steady market. Mr Allen says it was a much larger community to what it was 10 years ago when the Seagars arrived and the closing of Seagars was a ‘‘small negative’’ among a lot of positives. Many people took to Facebook in support of the Seagars with one saying she would miss her early morning mocha and the happy, smiling staff who helped start her day. Several businesses have also come out in support of the couple and thanked them for their input into the business area and community.


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With recent temperatures in North Canterbury some of the lowest in New Zealand it was surprising to learn that ice had to be brought into the area last weekend from Auckland. However, that was the case when Auckland ice artist Victor Cagayat, made a brief visit to Kaiapoi last Saturday. Mr Cagayat was invited to Kaiapoi by Blackwells Department store to do an exhibition of ice sculpting. The large ice blocks he used for his sculptures last Saturday were transported by road from Auckland for the event. He didn’t know why the ice could not be sourced closer to the event. The event was organised by Tracy Thompson for Blackwells in conjunction with the Kaiapoi Art Expo which was also held in Kaiapoi last weekend. She said Blackwells wanted to provide ‘‘a bit of winter magic for the community’’, to celebrate their 10 years of sponsorship for the Kaiapoi Art Expo. ‘‘The ice came south in a refrigerated truck, arriving on Friday,’’ she said. It was stored in the Kaiapoi New World Supermarket chiller until required at the exhibition. The supermarket also let us use their forklift to move the ice,’’ she said. The ice sculpting was done under a marquee in the car­parking area at the back of Blackwells Department Store, opposite to the Kaiapoi Club where the Art Expo was held in the Riverview Lounge. When the sculptures were finished lighting was set up which made a spectacular show later that night. Mr Cagayat learnt his craft working as a

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By ROBYN BRISTOW Free Wi­Fi is now available in Culverden. The town has become one of the first rural North Canterbury towns to offer free Wi­Fi along its main street. The service comes thanks to a partnership between Amuri.net, a local broadband provider and Enterprise North Canterbury (ENC), the development arm of the Hurunui and Waimakariri District Councils. ENC chief executive Heather Warwick says Culverden joins a growing list of regional centres around New Zealand offering free wi­fi. ‘‘We hope this successful collaboration sends a strong message to other communities to band together to stay ahead in technology,’’ she says. ENC is working directly with councils, local businesses and communities to make broadband available throughout North Canterbury. ‘‘It is becoming a pre­requisite that businesses and communities are connected to adequate and reliable broadband. Many businesses, like motels and cafe ´s are often chosen because they offer a free Wi­Fi service. On a rural town scale it will be illuminating to see what economic benefits Culverden reaps with this new initiative,’’ says Mrs Warwick. Hurunui District Council Mayor Winton Dalley, is enthusiastic about the project. ‘‘It’s important because mobile devices are the way an increasing number of people are getting connected, finding information, and interacting. The availability of free Wi­Fi indicates that the town is forward­thinking, a place where new ideas and technology are welcomed and is a community that values its visitors. ‘‘It is great that this initiative was driven by ENC, our business development unit, supported by the community and delivered by our local technology

Free Wi­Fi . . . ENC chief executive Heather Warwick and Hurunui Mayor Winton Dalley PHOTO: SUPPLIED. with a sign advertising free Wi­Fi in Culverden. entrepreneur Chris Roberts who has done an amazing service to our district by providing internet solutions,’’ says Mr Dalley. Mr Roberts, owner of Amuri.net, has provided Internet solutions to most of the Hurunui district in hard to access areas for broadband. He is also sponsoring this initiative and believes free Wi­Fi is a great victory for Culverden. Users have an unlimited amount of time and a cap of 200MB. ‘‘I’m happy to support an initiative that will have nothing but positive ramifications for our community,’’ he says. ‘‘Culverden is an ideal stopping point for visitors and business people driving to Hanmer Springs, the West Coast or Nelson. With thousands of traffic

movements a day it will encourage people to stop and take advantage of this free service and other facilities in the town. ‘‘Working alongside ENC is what turned this initiative into a reality. Owner of the local Red Post cafe ´, Trent Allison says it is a ‘‘fantastic initiative’’ which will encourage more people to stop in Culverden. ‘‘I think it will make a huge difference to our business, especially in the summer tourist months.’’ Cheviot Promotions and ENC are working together to make Cheviot the next to get free Wi­Fi. Signage is up with its placement showing the boundaries of free wifi ­ from the public toilets on the main road through to Amuri Transport.

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Hopefully it creates a bit of employment and generates a bit more business for the district.’’ Mr Pearce says it depends on prospective tenants as to how many shops will be in the new business park. Meanwhile there has been little progress on his proposed Riverview development on the 1300 square metre former Hansen’s Mall site on the north bank of the Kaiapoi River. The council endorsed his concept plan in November last year, to develop 10 to 12 shops and office space. However, there is still a lot work to do, including creating a walkway and stopbank work, he says. The Waimakariri District Council has approved a report from the Kaiapoi Community Board authorising staff to do detailed design work and a cost estimate for the connection between the Williams Street Bridge, the former Hansen’s Mall site and the new Riverbank Walkway.

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Three wards proposed

Winter heaven . . . Skiers take to the slopes at Hanmer Springs Ski field.


Frosts take their toll Frosts have taken their toll in North Canterbury freezing water and plumbing with the Hurunui District Council advising people earlier this week that if they want to spend a penny they should do so early in their travels as the loos at Culverden and Hanmer Springs were frozen. ‘‘The snow and frosts may be a magical sight, but our public toilets in Culverden and Hanmer Springs are freezing, literally,’’ a post on the council’s Facebook page says. Council’s contractors were working to get the toilets up and running in the mornings and keep them operational throughout the day, but it was proving to be quite a challenge due to a string of frosts sending the mercury down to as low as ­10deg at times. The council sent out a plea to those used to the colder climes to let them know of any tricks to stop the toilets freezing. Farmers who have been feeding out for the past seven months say at least there is a firm surface to feed out on and most feed is being eaten instead of being trampled

into the ground, as it often is when it is wet. While farmers and residents are hoping from a bit of respite from the freezing temperatures with the northerly flow, ski field operators are hoping it won’t blow their precious snow away. After a dismal season last year both Hanmer Springs and Mt Lyford ski fields have had an early season opening. With a good dump of snow from the last southerly blast and fine and frosty weather, the fields are up and running. Mt Lyford has a 50cm base and all lifts and services are operating. The Wild Ride terrain is marginal with some hazards off piste. Chains are needed for all vehicles as road conditions can be slippery. Hanmer Springs has a 40 cm lower base with 63cms on the upper base. They have early season conditions and the Bordeau Poma is not going. With marginal snow covering some areas there are some unmarked hazards so care needs to be taken off piste. Both ski fields are looking forward to a good season with the powder packed snow providing great skiing.

The Waimakariri district is set to change to a three­ward system with 10 councillors for the 2016 and 2019 local body elections. A recommendation to adopt a three ward system, while retaining the present 10 elected councillors and Mayor, was approved by the Waimakariri District Council last week as part of the representation review process. Mayor David Ayers says the proposal, which would see two large wards centred on Kaiapoi and Rangiora each with four councillors and a smaller ward in the south west of the district with two elected David Ayers representatives, meets with his goal of retaining the same representation for the each of the district’s two main towns. Under the proposal the eastern ward would have two community boards, one based in Kaiapoi and the other based in Pegasus, with four to five elected members each. The central ward would have one community board based in Rangiora with eight elected representatives. Mr Ayers says the council is seeking further public feedback before deciding whether the proposed southwest ward, incorporating the existing Oxford­Eyre ward, would have an elected community board or an appointed advisory board.

‘‘It’s the only part of the district which doesn’t have the ability to elect its own board and while there is a cost, the annual cost per ratepayer is not huge.’’ Administration costs are the same, with the main difference being that elected members are paid. ‘‘No­one goes on to a community board for the salary, the pay is not very much anyway,’’ he says. ‘‘The advisory board is actually supposed to be appointed at a public meeting, but we’ve never had enough nominations. So over the years people who’ve put their names forward are automatically on it. ‘‘The functions of the ward advisory board are more or less the same as community boards, but there are forums, like earthquake related forums, where only elected members get invited. So the Oxford / Eyre board members haven’t been involved.’’ Ward and community board (in the case of the eastern ward) boundaries have yet to be determined. The council’s recommendations will go out for further public consultation during August and September, before a public hearing in early October. A report will be sent to the Local Government Commission by the end of this year. Submitters can appeal the council’s report to the commission, before a final decision is made prior to April 11, 2016.

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Nth Canty mayors Change needed to welcome decision engage youth In the past week I have had the opportunity to attend a mayoral taskforce for jobs seminar in Richmond hosted by Daniel Henderson from the taskforce and presented by Dave Turner. The day was a success and the changing employment market means we must keep abreast of change if we wish our young to fully engage in the labour market. Australia and New Zealand youth unemployment rates are significantly higher than the OECD average, and 30 percent higher than the worlds best practice in Switzerland. In Switzerland 70% of all 15 to 19­year­ olds take up a youth friendly pathway of high quality learning, nurturing and network building These students spend three days a week working outside of school as an apprentice in their chosen field. Students will work through an apprenticeship then may move on to University to continue the learning at an advanced level. Action starts as early as year 6/7 at school and their approach combines and their approach works and combines across the worlds of education

and employment. It is too late to start by responding with youth unemployment programmes. Rather it is preferable to invest in eliminating the gap between school and work. How is it resourced? Employers pay the wages of young people and fund high quality learning and mentoring in the workplace and contribute to the design of curriculum development. The education system offers a seamless system of learning opportunities one to two days per week, provides independent career counsellors and inspectors that monitor and assist young apprentices and their employers. This system requires strong partnerships on the ground between students, employees, schools and career advisers. Both Central and local government have roles to play in support if we want to strengthen these pathways and get better outcomes for all. This is an interesting model and we will certainly be talking to stakeholders in our local area.

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North Canterbury’s Mayors have welcomed the announcement that the Government has committed to the restoration of a fully­elected regional council in 2019. Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith and Associate Local Government Minister Louise Upston last week announced Environment Canterbury (ECan) will move to a mixed governance council at next year’s local body elections as a transition to a fully elected council in 2019. ECan has been governed by six government appointed commissioners since the last elected regional councillors were sacked by the Government in May 2010. The mixed governance council will consist of seven elected councillors and up to six appointed members. Four councillors will be elected at large in Christchurch, one from North Canterbury to represent the Hurunui, Kaikoura and Waimakariri districts, one from mid­Canterbury and one from South Canterbury. ‘‘Environment Canterbury has made huge progress in developing a comprehensive water plan, supporting the earthquake recovery and in rebuilding relationships with the region’s 10 councils,’’ Dr Smith says. ‘‘This phased approach ensures we maintain the momentum in completing Canterbury’s water plan and work on the earthquake recovery, while providing an orderly transition to a fully elected council in 2019.’’ Waimakariri Mayor David Ayers says he welcomes the commitment to restoring full elections in 2019, as ‘‘the discussion document the Government put out was pretty vague

about it’’. ‘‘Our understanding is the elections from 2019 will be for a fully­ functioning Canterbury regional council and not just a land and water body, which has been suggested by some parties, with the possible exception of public passenger transport.’’ The Christchurch City Council has expressed an interest in having complete control of the city’s public transport network, which includes the Waimakariri and Selwyn districts. However, Mr Ayers says no decision has been made. ‘‘I think the position of Waimakariri and Selwyn is that any change in arrangements has to give us a say over services into our district. Waimakariri’s position is that any new arrangement has the be at the same level involvement or better.’’ Questioned whether the Waimakariri District Council felt confident in working with the city council, following the recent U­turn on the Cranford Street extension to the proposed northern arterial route, Mr Ayers said ‘‘no comment’’. Kaikoura Mayor Winston Gray also welcomed the commitment to restoring a fully­elected regional council, which was ‘‘what we were calling for’’. ‘‘I’m definitely pleased that they took heed of what we were saying.’’ Hurunui Mayor Winton Dalley has previously said he believed a fully­ elected regional council should be restored immediately. The mixed member council will do a representation review in 2018 under the Local Government Act provisions to determine the make­up and wards of the 2019 fully elected council.

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Recovery . . . Building sites on Kaiapoi’s Williams Street are creating new opportunities.

Williams Street retailers are continuing to feel positive about Kaiapoi’s recovery. Waimakariri District Councillor Neville Atkinson, who holds the council’s town centres portfolio, says there is an ‘‘air of positivity’’ on Williams Street. ‘‘I’ve always said Kaiapoi is the Queenstown of Christchurch, so now we’ve just got to make that happen. ‘‘I’ve been openly critical of the slow progress, but I’m confident that now we have turned a corner. ‘‘There is certainly an air of positivity out there and a lot of good things are still to happen for this town.’’ Cr Atkinson says the two main issues for local businesses moving forward are questions around accessibility to the town centre and the timing of major recovery projects and ‘‘none of the requests are unreasonable’’. ‘‘It’s been a long process, but the local businesses have been more than helpful and their input has always been constructive which is helpful.’’ Blackwells Department Store co­ owner Andrew Blackwell says there are plenty of positive signs of recovery on Williams Street. ‘‘We are getting good support from the local community and beyond. More and more people are saying if they can avoid going to Christchurch, they prefer to shop locally if they can. ‘‘There’s new stores popping up right through North Canterbury, so there’s got to be more job opportunities out there.’’ Mr Blackwell says his store has taken

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on more staff since moving to being open seven days a week since Christmas. ‘‘There’s a demand for it (Sunday trading). Since the earthquakes the world has changed a bit so we thought we would give it a go and there’s certainly people out and about. ‘‘The coffee shops are open and there’s a lot people out on Sunday so it’s a very busy day.’’ Enterprise North Canterbury business development manager Miles Dalton says the demographics of Kaiapoi have changed since the earthquakes. ‘‘Kaiapoi has become more a professional worker town. ‘‘It always was, but since the earthquakes there’s a lot more families and more professional people, so it’s become more and more of a satellite town to Christchurch.’’ The change in demographics means there are more franchises, including pizza restaurants and takeaway shops opening up in the town, which in turn is creating more local jobs, Mr Dalton says. Blakeleys of Kaiapoi manager Grant Blakeley says business is ‘‘nice and steady’’ at the moment. ‘‘The town is starting to pick up again. It’s going well. There’s a lot of new buildings out there and people seem to be happy and cheerful right now. ‘‘Within the next year or so with all the new buildings, Kaiapoi’s going to be a nice town to live in. It’s becoming a prosperous little town with the new sub­ divisions and retail developments, so it’s all good. ‘‘In the next few years Kaiapoi is really going to go ahead.’’

Open for business . . . Tim and Tanya Huffadine, with their children Payton (4) and Tate (6), are ready to serve the community.

Local family keen to offer good customer service A desire to serve the local community has led a Rangiora family to establish a windscreen repair service based at Southbrook. Tim and Tanya Huffadine started out two years ago as 100% Mobile offering an onsite service to clients in Christchurch and North Canterbury, and have recently opened a new workshop in the new Southbrook industrial area and relaunched as Precision Autoglass. ‘‘We decided to open this up to offer something nobody else offers. ‘‘We offer free loan vehicles for people to come and drop off their cars and continue on their way to work,’’ Tim says. ‘‘We are here for the customers. We discovered there was a real need for some quality customer service and workmanship, as well as an affordable, flexible service with hassle free results for the customer. ‘‘This is how Precision Autoglass built its foundations and began to rise.’’ Tim has worked in the industry for well over a decade and is fully qualified at windscreen repairs, replacement and servicing, working on a wide range of vehicles including cars, racing cars, boats, caravans, trucks, tractors, loaders, expensive one­off vehicles and ‘‘anything with glass and moves’’. People can turn up at the Southbrook site or phone and make an appointment for a same day service.

Precision Autoglass uses only the best quality products which are OEM approved and their work comes with a lifetime guarantee. As Precision Autoglass is in the heart of the new Southbrook industrial area, customers can visit other businesses or check out one of the new cafes while they wait. ‘‘We don’t take short cuts, we do it once and do it right. We try and get you back on the road and your vehicle back in action as quickly as possible,’’ Tim says. Precision Autoglass is happy to do insurance jobs in a stress free way, with staff taking care of the paper work for you. ‘‘Customers with no insurance cover can call up for a no obligation free quote, and we are sure you will be amazed by our prices. ‘‘If someone has a better price, I’m sure we can challenge it,’’ Tim says. The DIY customer is also catered for, with Precision Autoglass supplying a range of window cleaners, products and advice. Precision Autoglass is continuing to offer a call out service, allowing for all customers, large companies and farmers to carry on with their business while repairs are made onsite. The new workshop is open Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm at Unit 2, 1 Kingsford Smith Drive, just off Flaxton Road, so call in or phone 0800 582582, where there is no call centre ­ just a friendly voice at the other end.


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Two dogs kills alpacas, llama and geese By ROBYN BRISTOW Delia Ma says losing a llama and four alpacas, along with five geese to a dog attack, is like losing her family. ‘‘It is devastating. ‘‘It was a ritual to come out and feed them after breakfast,’’ she says. Merrick and Delia Ma ’s much­loved animals were killed by two Staffordshire bull terrier dogs in the early hours of last Friday morning at the Ma’s Kowai River Road property, near Amberley, where they have lived for 17 years. They have farmed the animals and geese as a ‘‘hobby’’. The two dogs have since been put down after the owner witnessed the devastation they had caused. The animals lay dead in the corners of their paddocks bloodied with their faces and legs torn open by the dogs. All that remained of the geese were feathers. Merrick heard dogs barking and discovered them in a paddock on the block which is a short distance from the Kowai River. In the morning light he could see at least a couple of the animals dead in the paddock and called the Hurunui District Council’s dog control

contractor. Delia had nothing but praise for the dog owner. ‘‘He had been up all night looking for them. He was devastated and took a very responsible attitude and had the dogs put down straight away. ‘‘He had no idea his dogs could do anything like this,’’ says Delia. A dog control spokesman for the Hurunui District Council says the two dogs had travelled about 3km from their home. The council had not been notified the dogs were missing from their property but responded quickly when rung by Delia and Merrick Ma. ‘‘Dog owners have to be responsible for keeping their dogs on their properties, particularly with lambing coming up. ‘‘If they are outside the boundaries they have to be on a leash unless they are in a designated non­lead area of which there are very few,’’ the spokesman said. While there is no council involvement in discussing compensation it is hoped the two parties can come to some ‘‘mutual agreement’’ over compensation in any instance of stock being mauled and destroyed by dogs.

Like losing family . . . An alpaca lies dead in its paddock following a dog attack.

Purrfection . . . Visiting Australian judge Roger Frittel working at the Longhair Cat Breeders’ Association 38th Championship Show in Rangiora last Sunday. PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP

Terror . . . Simon and Carey­Ann Barber with their cat Adoradolls Zimba The Terror.

No mood to schmooze The cats were in no mood to schmooze at the Longhair Cat Breeders’ Association’s 38th Championship Show at the Rangiora Bowling Club last Saturday. Visiting judge, Roger Frittel said one cat which was reluctant to come out of it’s cage, should have had a ‘‘do not disturb sign’’ on its cage door. He had been hoping for a cuddle from one of the domestic and companion feline contestants, but it was not to be. Mr Frittell, an international cat show judge based in Victoria, Australia, is a popular judge at New Zealand cat shows and proved a big hit at the Rangiora event. He loves his job, has a lot of fun with it,

and has a great affection for cats and the people who own them. As one of five judges at the show he had to choose winners, but was not short of praise for the other cats also. However, it was a Ragdoll Blue Bi­ Colour with the show name, Adoradolls Zimba The Terror who stole his heart at the Rangiora show. The neuter/spay Kitten of the Year for 2014, who answers to Simba at home on the Kapiti Coast with his owners Simon and Carey­Ann Barber, has also won three Best in Shows. On Saturday, Mr Frittel added a coveted Breeders’ Award of Merit to Simba’s impressive list of achievements.

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Unique book resource for children with anxieties A unique resource to help families work through their children’s anxieties has been welcomed by Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey. Mr Doocey attended the Worry Bug Project launch at St Albans School last week of the two­part resource that will be going out free to schools and Year one to four children in Waimakariri and Selwyn districts, and Christchurch city. The Waimakariri MP, who has a background in mental health, said young children often couldn’t describe their worries in language that adults could understand and presented these anxieties through behaviour such as being clingy or lashing out at siblings and others. ‘‘I know from conversations that I am having with schools in my electorate that some of our children

are suffering from anxiety issues that are linked to the earthquake events. ‘‘We know post­recovery that years three to five are the most significant psychologically and socially in any recovery process. Families have been through tough times and some are dealing with knock­on effects such as separation, Mr Doocey says. He thanked the Canterbury Community Trust and the Canterbury Earthquake Appeal Trust for providing the funding that made The Worry Bug Project, the brainchild of Christchurch psychologist Julie Burgess­Manning and teacher Sarina Dickson, a reality. The resource consists of two books: one for use at school and another for use at home. Dr Jarkko Sarama ¨ki

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For Finnish doctor Jarkko Sarama ¨ki and his partner Anna Alexanderson, shifting to Waikari from their native Finland has been a positive experience. Dr Jarkko, as he is known to his patients and staff at the Waikari Health Centre, has been working as a GP at the practice for the past few months and says he hopes to take some New Zealand initiatives back to Finland with him, while implementing some Finnish ideas here. Although he told his grandmother at the age of three he was going to be a doctor, classical percussion was his first career choice at high school and he attended a school that specialised in music and dance. Realising that being a musician was probably going to lead to an uncertain career pathway, after leaving school, Dr Jarkko worked as a Nurse Assistant in his home town of Kuopio which reinforced his plan to go to medical school. After six years of training to become a doctor, Dr Jarkko then spent another six years specialising to become a GP. He worked in both urban and rural hospitals and gained in depth knowledge of emergency medicine, anaesthesiology, intensive care and geriatrics. This work led him to a strong belief in the necessity for primary care and preventative medicine. Dr Jarkko says while working as a rural GP in Waikari is similar to Finland as far as patients go, the health system structure is different. In Finland, the Government pays for GP practices, so after the first couple of visits, subsequent ones are free, whereas in New Zealand, the majority of practices are privately owned and people pay for each visit. Back home, while working for a locum agency Nuovo Nordic Health Care, his boss Jani Korpela, was part of a delegation of government officials who visited Pacific countries to see how their

health systems worked. They were trying to find out if there could be co­operation between Finland and the Pacific to learn from their respective health systems. New Zealand was willing to participate and needing rural GPs, Dr Jarkko was asked if he would like to establish a pilot scheme between Finland and here. He says it is an opportunity for both countries to learn from each other, particularly when it comes to primary care. Close contact is kept with Mr Korpela, who is excited to learn about how New Zealand is approaching primary care issues among other things. Dr Jarkko says one thing he would like to take back to Finland is the concept of having a practice manager. In Finland there aren’t any managers and so the doctors end up doing a lot of the managerial work. ‘‘When I see what Wendy Allan does managing this practice, it is amazing. ‘‘It means I have time to get on and do what I am employed to do ­ be a doctor. ‘‘I don’t have to worry about the administrative side, which back home I would be doing.’’ While Dr Jarkko has been at Waikari, he has started an extended annual consultation programme for patients who are already or eligible to be registered as care plus patients. These are patients with chronic conditions and the idea is to integrate practice nurses, GPs and patients to give the patients more time to be informed and be involved with their treatment. ‘‘The plan has worked well in Finland so it will be interesting to see how it works here. ‘‘It is a better way of looking after people with chronic conditions as there is more input from the patient and allows them to make decisions about their care and treatment plan.’’ Dr Jarkko and Anna will be here for at least a year. Both are glad they made the journey to Waikari and have found the people welcoming.

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Piano recital in Rangiora Gifted young musician Benedict Lim will give a piano recital in the Waimakariri Library’s Chamber Gallery in Rangiora, on July 19, at 2pm His programme will feature music by Bach, Schumann and Prokofiev. The concert is presented by the Waimakariri Community Arts Council in association with Creative Communities New Zealand. All welcome. Benedict was born in Wellington in 2002 and incredibly has been performing on the violin and piano since the age of four. He has performed at the Chamber Gallery previously and is a popular performer. Tea dance . . . The Mainland Big Band will perform at a Tea Dance in Amberley next PHOTO: SUPPLIED month.

Tea Dance fundraiser A chance conversation between two friends has set the platform for an old tradition to be resurrected ­ an afternoon Tea Dance. The pair turned to the Amberley Probus Club and the Lions Club of Amberley to help turn their idea into a reality. As a result the first Tea Dance will be held on Sunday afternoon, August 9 from 2pm at the Tin Shed in the Amberley Domain. The Mainland Big Band, a popular dance band with a big following in the Christchurch area, will provide the music to which people can waltz, quickstep, foxtrot, cha­cha, rumba, samba, twist and jive to or simply sit back, listen and tap their feet and enjoy an afternoon of nostalgia. While the music will cater for all tastes, an afternoon tea will also

provide plenty of variety, along with spot prizes and a raffle. One of the organisers Judith Driver says dancing is popular both now and in the past in New Zealand where ballroom dancing once provided plenty of entertainment. ‘‘In recent years television programmes such as Dancing with the Stars have revived public interest. ‘‘Locally a dance school is having great success with their weekly sessions in the Balcairn Hall and pupils from the school will be giving a demonstration at the dance,’’ she says. Tickets are $10 and can be bought in advance at Sally Macs or Arthur Burke in Amberley. There will also be door sales on the day. For further information phone Judith at 314­7501.

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A taste of performing arts Around 35 students got a taste of the stage during a four day ‘‘Performing Arts Winter Camp’’ last week. The winter camp was organised by the Dale Hartley School of Speech and Drama as part of KidsFest. School director Dale Hartley­Brown says students studied ‘‘everything from Broadway through to Shakespeare and everything in between’’. The programme ran at capacity and Mrs Hartley­Brown says parents and students ‘‘have been so positive about it’’ she is keen to run a similar event again next year. ‘‘It was great to have so many kids keen to try everything. We had people from as far away as Spreydon on the other side of Christchurch and Cheviot. That is what KidsFest is about, creating opportunities for children and young people to explore new things and enjoy their holiday break. We certainly did that this week.’’ The winter camp was held instead of the school’s annual senior production. The school is hosting a major production in the Rangiora Town Hall later in the year.

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Rangiora kids market A Good Catch by Fern Britton Beautiful, blonde and slender, Greer Clovelly is used to getting her own way. She’s in love with Jesse Behenna and is determined to make him her husband. After all, a marriage between them would join two dynasties of Cornish fishing families to make a very prosperous one. The Throwaway Children by Diney Costeloe Rita and Rosie are only nine and five years old when their widowed mother marries a violent bully and has a baby boy by him. Under pressure from her new husband, she is persuaded to send her girls to an orphanage in London ­ not knowing that the papers she has signed will entitle them to do what they like with the children. The Kindness by Polly Samson Julian’s fall begins the moment he sets eyes on Julia. Julia is married and eight years Julian’s senior. Ignoring warnings from family and friends, they each give up all they have to be together, and their new life in London offers immense happiness, especially after the birth of their daughter Mira. But when Mira becomes ill, it is impossible for Julia to conceal her explosive secret. These titles are available in both Waimakariri and Hurunui libraries. Find out more about recent additions to the library collection by going to the library catalogue at waimakariri.kotui.org.nz or hurunui.kotui.org.nz or contact your local library.

Rangiora’s annual kids market is the place to shop tomorrow. The ‘‘Great Rangiora Kids Market’’ has become the traditional finale to KidsFest in the Waimakariri district and tomorrow it will be held at the Rangiora Borough School from 10am to 1pm. Organiser Trilby Keen says around 60 stalls have been booked so far, which is down on the last couple of years, but children can still turn up on the day and set up a stall. ‘‘It’s a good opportunity if Mum and Dad want the kids to have a clean up over the holidays and get rid of some old toys and books. ‘‘Instead of having a school holiday garage sale, why not come along to the market and make some pocket

money.’’ Ms Keen says there will be all sorts of bits and pieces on sale, including toys, books, clothes, games, buskers and sideshows, and there’s always a bargain to be had. She says her daughter will be selling ‘‘trick sticks’’. ‘‘The kids dream up all sorts of competitions. Some of them are really creative. ‘‘The one feedback I’ve had over the years is there’s some fantastic bargains to be had. The kids clear out their toy boxes and their parents don’t want to drag it all home again, so it’s all got to go.’’ To book a stall email thekeens@hotmail.com. Stalls cost $5 each.

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Another Dark Horse . . . Rangiora artist Karin Werner won the Public Choice vote at the annual Kaiapoi Art Expo which was held at the Kaiapoi Club last weekend. PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP wide range of artwork on display. At this year’s Expo many of the artists included business cards alongside their work on display, and a brief profile with their list of works in the exhibition catalogue. However, it would have been good to see profiles of the artists, with a photo of them displayed next to their work. Much of the work appeared to reflect personal interests held by the artists, so a profile and photo alongside their exhibits would have added interest to their work.


Kaiapoi Art Expo’s 10th birthday celebration at the Kaiapoi Working Men’s Club last weekend was a huge success with big crowds and good sales. ‘‘Opening night (last Friday) had really good sales and there was a lot of interest in the three guest artists,’’ co­ordinator Theresa Smith said. They were contemporary painter Philip Trusttum, ceramicist, Andrew Carran, and sculptor Raymond Herber. All three attended the opening night. Mrs Smith said fewer artists exhibited at this year’s expo, but they showed more work, and there was a great variety on show. It was also great to see so many schools exhibiting pupils’ work, she said. Pupils from Clarkville, Kaiapoi Borough, Kaiapoi High, Kaiapoi North, North Loburn, Ohoka, Rangiora Borough, St Joseph’s Rangiora, St Patrick’s Kaiapoi, Swannanoa, Te Kura o Tuahiwi, and Woodend all contributed exhibits. Every year people attending the Expo are invited to vote for their favourite piece of art. This year Lot 489, Karin Werner’s magnificent Another Dark Horse, won the Public Choice vote. The inaugural Kaiapoi Art Expo was held in 2006, the brainchild of a group of artists and art lovers who were keen to create an annual exhibition for the town. It has now become the largest art event in Waimakariri and attracts up to 4000 visitors to the Kaiapoi Club annually to view the

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Computer courses popular By AMANDA BOWES

Work experience leads to full time job to learn more about the racing industry. So she took an unpaid job When Ohoka teen Roisin (Rosie) Evans working with Rangiora harness racing was given the opportunity of work trainer Bevan Heron where she learnt how to drive horses in work. experience at one of New Zealand’s leading harness racing stables she While working for Bevan, Rosie was worked hard to make the most of it. asked to take a horse over to Woodend Rosie spent three days working as a where it was to join the Dunn stable stablehand at Robert and John Dunn’s and where she told John Dunn what she Woodend Beach stable in North had been up since doing work Canterbury last November. The experience with them. opportunity to work at the Dunn stable A week later John phoned to offer her came after Rosie completed a 12­month a full­time job. Robert Dunn is in second place on intensive training course at the National Equestrian Academy, at the the New Zealand trainers’ premiership North Canterbury Community College table this season. in Rangiora. He operates two stables, one at Pukekohe, in Auckland, and one at The course covered theoretical and practical aspects of equine Woodend Beach, near Rangiora, where management, with a solid grounding in John is in charge. The Dunn’s have horse riding, working with sport trained 102 winners so far this season. horses. John and his brother Dexter are both Although she hadn’t had much top drivers. Dexter is New Zealand’s experience with horses before leading driver with 210 wins so far this beginning the course, she wanted to season while John is in fourth place give it a go to see how she liked it. with 83 wins. Rosie said she was really enjoying ‘‘It was awesome and really full on,’’ Rosie said. her job. She discovered she really enjoyed ‘‘I work with really cool people. We working with horses and wanted to all get along well and racing industry continue doing so. people are really helpful and However Rosie, who is 19, was keen supportive,’’ she said. By SHELLEY TOPP


Bryan McVicar proudly announces the addition of Emily Weibel to the team at Equine Excellence.

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Sometimes it was the most basic applications which were the ones people wanted to know about, so they had a clear idea of where to go on their computers. Paul says he is planning another series of night classes next term and is hoping to look at tablets using the Android system, among other things. The classes are five dollars per person and money raised goes back into the Hurunui College library.




Computers . . . Paul Munnerley’s computer FILE PHOTO courses are popular.

Emily is a vibrant and highly skilled young horsewoman who will add her ability to bring softness and finesse to the horses that we train. Emily will also be available to give lessons on horsemanship and riding.


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Gentle giant . . . Rosie Evans with one of her favourite horses, Callenberg, a ‘‘gentle giant’’ PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP in Robert Dunn’s stable at Woodend Beach where she works.

Computer courses run by Hurunui College Librarian Paul Munnerley have been extremely popular over the past 10 weeks with adults of all ages attending to learn about their own devices. With technology changing faster than most people can keep up with, the night courses were held on an informal basis once a week, to allow people to attend the ones that were most relevant to them. Most classes were well attended and Paul enlisted extra help when needed for group sessions. Navigating Windows 8 with or without a touchscreen was a favourite as the operating system has left many frustrated trying to find their way around. Using the internet, searching, book marking, saving and printing, using email for maximum efficiency and learning about Windows Cloud and Drop Box kept minds busy in a couple of the sessions. Paul also looked at computer safety ­ backing up data, computer care, anti virus programmes and scamming. Another popular session was downloading photos from camera to computer and how to save them, either on the hard drive or a flash drive. The session using mobile phones was divided into four groups and Paul says he couldn’t have done it without the help of others as everyone’s phone was different. One night was spent looking at ipads and how to use them properly.

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Musical success . . . Hayden (9) and Ethan (6) Lam, Seann Zhao (8) and Kieran Sinclair­ PHOTO: SUPPLIED Lomax (10) celebrate with their trophies.

Piano students win awards Seann and Kieran for a Trio Performance ­ 6 hands, one piano ­ in the open section for Four young North Canterbury pianists hit any age. winning notes at the recent Christchurch The youngest of the four, Ethan Lam, was Instrumental competitions at the Rangi placed first in his class for under 9­year Ruru School Theatre. students, playing a piece by Be ´la Barto ´k, Hayden Lam, aged 9, Seann Zhao, aged 8 while Hayden competed in the 12­and­ and Kieran Sinclair­Lomax, aged 10 and under­14 class, gaining first place with an Ethan Lam, aged 6, all students under the exciting piece by the Armenian composer, tutorage of Tuahiwi’s Julia Holcroft, Khatchaturian. returned home with eight first places, six Mrs Holcroft says performance cups and two medals. experience is an essential part of learning All four competed above their age groups an instrument. and were, in the majority of their classes, ‘‘In this respect the Christchurch the youngest in the category, even competitions provide a valuable learning competing against teenagers on occasions. opportunity for all young participants,’’ she The first cup was awarded to Hayden, says. By ROBYN BRISTOW

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Special guest . . . Peppa Pig was the special guest at last year’s Toddler’s Big Day In, with PHOTO: SUPPLIED organiser Belinda Topp.


Interest is building for who will be the special guest at the Toddlers’ Big Day In on Sunday. Organiser Belinda Topp says last year’s special guest proved to be a hit with kids and she expects the same at the second annual event being held at the Rangiora New Life School’s gymnasium on Denchs Road, Southbrook, from 10.30am. ‘‘Last year we were lucky enough to be visited by Peppa Pig and this year I have heard from a new special guest who is really keen to meet the youngsters of North Canterbury. ‘‘Toddlers’ Big Day In is gearing up to be yet another fantastic day for young children and their families. ‘‘We have been really successful with stall holders this year and have the most stalls we have had at any of the Toddlers events, which include preschools, community organisations and creative craft stalls.’’ Belinda says activities this year are extensive and include gingerbread men decorating, a ‘‘boys’ shed’’ activity, several art and craft activities, butterfly biscuit icing, ballerina makeovers and a light sensory room where children can explore


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Kirwan offers support Farmers rearing to go for rural community Resilience and courage in the rural community will be the focus of an evening with Sir John Kirwan in Amberley on July 29. Westpac ambassador Sir John will be speaking at a free evening in the Amberley Tin Shed, in the Amberley Domain. He will share his life experiences and anecdotes from 5.30pm to 7pm. While the evening is free it is essential to register as there is limited seats available. Register at westpac.co.nz/ sirjohnkirwan. Other drought watch calendar events: Refill Your Cup, July 24 Recharge your resources with inspirational speakers, a catered lunch and an opportunity to connect with neighbours and friends at the Amberley Domain’s Tin Shed on July 24 from 9.30am to 2.30pm. Organised by farmers for farmers, speakers include Amy Scott, a passionate and wickedly entertaining communications enthusiast with rural roots, Mary­Jo

Halligan who has stories, perceptions and revelations to share and Rachael Vink, who will offer a perspective on resilience, attitude and strength from adversity. Supported by Beef + Lamb NZ, this is a free workshop for all women of the Hurunui but registration is urged for catering purposes. For more information, call Jen LePine on 021 140 4020 or Marie Black on 021 206 8185. Managing the drought, July 21 A managing the drought day will be held at Greg Chamberlain’s Capethorne property, State Highway One, Cheviot on July 21 from 1.30 to 4.30pm. Topics to be covered include pasture damage, options for pasture recovery, transporting ewes home and feeding ewes through lambing. Speakers include Ian Page of North Canterbury Vets, Ben Allott of PGG Wrightson and Matthew Crampton, a PGG Wrightson Agronomist. Drown the Drought, July 25 A night of laughter, variety, prizes and bingo will be held at the Scargill Hall, Overtons Road, on July 25. The doors open at 6.30pm. It will be hosted by bingo aficionado and Kiwi Gentleman, Keith ‘‘the numbers’’ Preen. Keith’s comedy routines and off the wall bingo call will make it a night of fun never to be forgotten. Spot prizes through the night. Due to licensing requirements the event is restricted to 18 years and over. Cost $30 (no eftpos). Tickets available from Greta Valley School, Amberley, Waikari and Cheviot Vet Clinics, Amberley Super Liquor, Greta Restaurant and Bar. Sir John Kirwan, July 29 Sir John will be at the Amberley Pavilion, Amberley Domain, 50 Douglas Road, 5.30pm to 7pm. Light snacks served on arrival. RSVP essential. Limited seats available.

North Canterbury’s dairy farmers are ready and rearing to go for the new milking season. Federated Farmers North Canterbury dairy chairman Cameron Henderson says, with calving due in the next few weeks, local farmers are keen to get on with it. He says most cows will begin calving by the last week of July, so by the first week in August ‘‘dairy farmers will be running round like headless chickens’’. ‘‘I’ve got the first calves in the shed already. There’s quite a few sheds with a handful of calves. It always comes round sooner than you think.’’ After a challenging last 12 months, with the low milk price and the dry summer, Mr Henderson says most farmers are coming through the winter reasonably well. Last week’s snowfall was not as bad as many expected and most farmers have been able to ration their feed supplies, with many using Palm Kernel to top up their cows’ diets. ‘‘Some of the dryland blocks have struggled, so some of the guys have had to shift their cows round a bit, but there shouldn’t be too many cows coming home under weight,’’ Mr Henderson says. ‘‘We’ve had a bit of moisture, so if we can get an early, warm, dry spring to get some growth, that would be nice. But, of course, it depends on how long it stays

New season . . . Calving is about to get FILE PHOTO under way in North Canterbury. dry for.’’ Mr Henderson says most farmers are keeping an eye on the milk price, however there is unlikely to be much change until February or March. He says the important thing is not to think about it too much ‘‘as it just gets you down’’. ‘‘You’ve just got to plan for it, but it’s best to concentrate on the things you can control. We’re just keeping our fingers crossed that things will go our way this year.’’

Farmers encouraged to vote Sheep and beef farmers are being encouraged to vote in this year’s industry referendum. A referendum will be held later this year to decide the future of farmer levy body, Beef + Lamb New Zealand. Beef + Lamb NZ is funded and directed by farmers via commodity levies paid on all sheep, beef and dairy cattle processed in New Zealand. Under the Commodity Levies Act farmers vote in a referendum every six years on whether the organisation should continue. ‘‘The levy referendum is entirely about continuity of business. By law, we need a ‘yes’ vote to continue our work on behalf of farmers. A ‘no’ vote would mean that Beef + Lamb NZ would be wound down and all the programmes carried out on behalf of farmers would end,’’ chief executive Dr Scott Champion says. Voting will be in September and will be open to all sheep, beef and dairy farmers, as long as they are registered on the Beef + Lamb NZ electoral roll. As well as being

registered, farmers must have owned livestock on June 30 this year to be eligible to vote. A referendum campaign in August­ September will outline the reasons for farmers to continue investing in programmes run by Beef + Lamb NZ, which are designed to support a confident sector with improved farm productivity, profitability and performance. ‘‘Beef + Lamb NZ is by farmers, for farmers ­ that’s why it’s important that all farmers owning livestock at 30 June 2015 ensure they are on the roll and their details are up to date. We want everyone to have their say,’’ Dr Champion says. Dr Champion says that receiving email correspondence from Beef + Lamb NZ, like the weekly e­diaries, does not necessarily mean farmers are on the electoral roll. To check you are on the roll, update your details or register call 0800 BEEFLAMB (0800 233352) or go to the Beef + Lamb NZ website.

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Farm environment plans about good management practice By DAVID HILL A farm environment plan (FEP) is about good management practice. Ravensdown Canterbury farm environment consultants Charlotte Glass and Anna McLachlan said an FEP was committing to paper what most farmers already do, during a workshop at the South Island Dairy Event held at Lincoln University last month. ‘‘You probably do the components of it everyday anyway, the only difference is you have to write it down and there are some quality components. Then somebody comes and audits your plan, so you need to think about how you are going to prove you are doing what you say you are doing,’’ Ms Glass said. ‘‘And if something goes wrong you need to demonstrate that you were doing the correct things.’’ Approved FEP templates are available on the Environment Canterbury website, including a Sustainable Milk Plan (SMP) which has been prepared by DairyNZ. However, there will be some variations to consider to meet the requirements of local plans, including the Hurunui­ Waiau plan. A local plan for the Waimakariri zone is due to be developed next year. While the process is still being worked out, including how often farmers will be audited, Ms Glass said

Good management . . . Farm environment consultant Charlotte Glass discusses farm environment plans with farmers at the South Island Dairy Event last month.


‘‘in the future it will be a lot more structured’’. FEPs required farmers to list their management and mitigation strategies under the following headings: irrigation, application of nutrients, effluent application, stock exclusion from waterways, offal pits and farm rubbish. ‘‘Don’t be scared of these objectives ­

they are good objectives, it’s a shame sometimes that these things have to be done to you,’’ Ms Glass said. ‘‘But it’s just what you do already, but requiring you to write it down and put it in a logical order.’’ The objective for irrigation systems, for example, requires farmers ‘‘to operate irrigation systems efficiently and ensure that the actual use of water is monitored and efficient’’. Keeping to this objective will save money as well as water, Ms Glass said. The nutrient management objective requires farmers ‘‘to maximise nutrient use efficiently while minimising losses to water‘‘, Ms McLachlan said. ‘‘That actually makes good sense and it’s handy if you want to go fishing in the weekend, so it’s a good one if you keep to it.’’ Evidence may include keeping invoices and receipts, taking photos and keeping a farm diary of when work is completed. To complete an FEP, farmers need their farm maps (which could be obtained from Fonterra), knowledge of the farm’s practices for irrigation, effluent application and nutrient management and a clear understanding of the farm’s financial budget. ‘‘It is fundamental that you do not commit yourself to items in your FEP that you may not be able to afford,’’ Ms Glass said.

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Arable sector has ‘secure future’ - chair Federated Farmers’ new arable industry group chairman Guy Wigley says some ‘‘minor changes’’ have the arable sector on a secure footing for the forseeable future. Mr Wigley was elected chairman at the industry group’s annual meeting in Wellington last week, when a name change was also confirmed from Federated Farmers’ grain and seeds industry group to the arable industry group. Mr Wigley told media the industry, which is worth around $1 billion to the NZ economy, is in ‘‘good heart’’. He says he looks forward to representing arable farmers. ‘‘We have adjusted the set up from the previous grain and seeds group and that has allayed concerns there was around representation and succession. ‘‘I look forward to more inclusiveness and co­operation between the various sections of the arable industry, and I wish to see more contact with the grassroots arable members with regular provincial meetings as part of that process,’’ he says. Mr Wigley takes over from Mid­ Canterbury farmer Ian Mackenzie, who was the former grain and seeds chairman.


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Ellesmere retains Southbridge Shield

Rangiora hockey results Rangiora Hockey results from the latest round were:­ Women’s: Evergreens Division one 5 (Sue Duggan 4, Kate Trolove 1) Carlton 1. Division two 8 (Jan McDonald, Krystalena Roberts, Kerri Lynskey, Kerensa Wheeler, Brittany Wang,

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Stacey Flay, Janelle McKellow, Kristen Davidson. Player­of­the­day Kristen Davidson) Hornby 2. Men’s: Division two Rangiora 1 (Justin Paulsen) University Trojans lost 2. Division three: Rangiora 1 (Jordan Hector and player­of­the­day) University Mongolians drew 1.

Big win . . . Angie Petty with her gold medal PHOTO: SUPPLIED at the World University Games.

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North Canterbury scored a converted try early through prop forward Morgan Ellesmere retained the Southbridge Pugh and although converted, two tries to Shield, appropriately contested in the the hosts had them leading 10­7 at half town itself, as they overcame a spirited time. Ellesmere looked certain to score North Canterbury challenge 21­10. again early in the second spell but lost It was 9­3 to Ellesmere at half­time as the ball with the line just a stretch and North Canterbury coach Shane Fletcher dive away. It was picked up by Digby lamented an effort he described as Heard who was gone in a couple of ‘‘passive’’. strides and cantered the remaining 90 It was hardly inspiring stuff from the metres for a try. This ensured the match locals either but that changed within the remained close till the end. first 10 minutes for Ellesmere the second spell as mounted a strong ❛The last minutes were a they scored two response to score good tries notably again then matched constant threat on the using the space by a prolonged across the field to phase from North Ellesmere line which was met spread the defence. Canterbury for with a resolute defence Whether stung by their industrious this reverse or the No. 8 and captain although infringing at times injection of an Will Jamison to enthusiastic bench, muscle over. including a yellow card. North Canterbury The conversion then played with a missed which great deal more spirit mounting waves of rather reflected the average kicking for attack. goal from both sides. It was rewarded with a converted try to North Canterbury packed a powerful lock, Filipe Kuruvoli and they could scrum in the first half notably weakened easily have added more. when Mohsen Stirling exited the game. The last minutes were a constant threat Both locks, Henry Hooper and Jack on the Ellesmere line which was met Macfarlane impressed as did openside with a resolute defence although flanker Danny Brooker while Heard was infringing at times including a yellow the most likely of a well contained card. backline. Both young half backs for North The under 18s were well beaten 37­5, a Canterbury had impressive slick Ellesmere backline proving a big performances. influence to the result. North Canterbury For 60 minutes Freeman Eder was contested well in the forwards with Todd sharp of pass and resilient in general Couch and Oscar Howat having big play, matched later by Ollie Ashby. games. Those that entered the fray Replacement forwards such as Peter maintained this resolve with Matt Cooke Manahi, Josh Maynard and Samisoni and Connor Jones impressing. Halfback Katoa added impetus as did Matt Keane and captain Codey Grimes scored the in the backs. North Canterbury try. Fullback Monty Maule was an enigma, The under 16s was a close match, only moments of brilliance on counter attack a late converted try making the game safe followed by simple lapses on defence. at 14­5 for Ellesmere. The Colts drew 20­all but as holders Fullback Jesse Bowring scored for Ellesmere retained the Munro Shield. North Canterbury.

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LUISETTI SEEDS NORTH CANTERBURY DIVISION 1; Deans Shield Challenge, Ashley v. Saracens, Lob Lwr 1, 2.45pm, A Stead; Assistant Referees: Chris Rowe, G Inch; Ohoka v. Glenmark, Mand 1, 2.45pm, A Stokes; Assistant Referees: D Chinnery, B Egerton; Kaiapoi v. Oxford, Kai Oval, 2.45pm, K Hancox; Assistant Referees: S Laird, N Te Puni. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD DIVISION 2; Glenmark-Cheviot v. Hurunui, Omihi, 2.45pm, D Taylor; Woodend v. Oxford, Wood 1, 2.30pm, S Marshell. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD DIVISION 2 - RESERVE; Amberley v. Ohoka, Amb 1, 2.45pm, G McGiffert; Ashley v. Saracens, Lob 5, 1.00pm, Chris Rowe; Kaiapoi bye. METRO COLTS; Glenmark v. Marist-Albion, Omihi, 1.00pm, J LeGrois; Hurunui v. University, Cul 1, 2.30pm, R Lane; Ohoka v. Lincoln University, Mand 1, 1.00pm, D Chinnery. WOMENS - PLATE; HSOB v. Kaiapoi, Bob Deans 1, 2.45pm. CRUSADERS SECONDARY SCHOOLS - UC CHAMPIONSHIP; Rangiora HS v. St Bedes, Lob Lwr 1, 1.00pm, S Laird; Assistant Referees: P Bigwood, TBA. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U18; Rangiora HS v. Hurunui, RHS, 1.30pm, G Matthews; Ric Moore Trophy, Kaiapoi v. Ashley-Oxford, Kai 2, 2.45pm, K Fitzgerald; Assistant Referees: P Bigwood, TBA. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U16; Ashley/Amberley v. Saracens, Amb 1, 1.00pm, B Hyde; Barber Trophy, Kaiapoi-Woodend v. Oxford, Kai 1, 1.00pm, S N orton; Hurunui bye. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U14½; Ashley Blue v. Saracens, Lob 4, 1.30pm, G Inch; NCRSU Challenge Shield, Kaiapoi v. Oxford, Kai 2, 1.00pm, N Te Puni; Ohoka v. Ashley Green, Mand 2, 1.30pm, A Reeve. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U13; North Canterbury Challenge Shield, Amberley v. Kaiapoi, Amb 1, 11.45am, R Hyde; Ashley v. Saracens, Lob 5, 11.45am, L Brine; Hurunui v. Oxford, Culverden 1, 11.45am, D Brooker; Ohoka v. Woodend, Mand 2, 12.15pm, R Brine. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U11½; Ashley Blue v. Hurunui Blue, Lob Lwr 1, 10.30am, R Eder; Glenmark Challenge Shield, Kaiapoi v. Ohoka Black, Kai 2, 10.30am, club ref; Amberley v. Hurunui Black, Amb 1, 10.30am, club ref; Saracens Blue v. Oxford, Sbk 2, 10.30am, club ref; Ohoka Red v. Ashley Green, Mand 2, 10.30am, club ref; Saracens Red v. Woodend, Sbk 5, 10.30am, club ref. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U10; Amberley v. Hurunui Blue, Amb Jnr3, 12.10pm; Ashley Blue v. Ashley Green, Lob Jnr 6, 12.10pm; GlenmarkCheviot v. Oxford Red, Cheviot, 12.10pm; Ohoka Red v. Woodend, Mand Jnr 4, 12.10pm; Oxford Black v. Hurunui Black, Ox 2, 12.10pm; Saracens Blue v. Kaiapoi, Sbk Jnr 6, 12.10pm; Saracens Red v. Ohoka Black, Sbk Jnr 7, 10.00am. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U9; Amberley v. Hurunui Blue, Amb Jnr3, 10.00am; Ashley Blue v. Ashley Green, Lob Jnr 6, 10.00am; GlenmarkCheviot v. Oxford, Cheviot, 10.30am; Ohoka Red v. Woodend, Mand Jnr 4, 11.05am; Ashley White v. Hurunui Black, Lob Lwr Jnr 3, 11.05am; Saracens Blue v. Kaiapoi, Sbk Jnr 6, 10.00am; Saracens Red v. Ohoka Black, Sbk Jnr 7, 12.10pm. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U8; Amberley v. Saracens Orange, Amb Jnr3, 11.05am; Ashley Blue v. Ashley Green, Lob Jnr 6, 11.05am; GlenmarkCheviot v. Oxford Red, Cheviot, 11.05am; Ohoka Red v. Woodend, Mand Jnr 4, 12.10pm; Oxford Black v. Hurunui, Ox 2, 11.05am; Saracens Blue v. Kaiapoi, Sbk Jnr 6, 11.05am; Saracens Red v. Ohoka Black, Sbk Jnr 7, 11.05am. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U7; Amberley v. Hurunui Blue, Amb 2A, 10.50am; Ashley Blue v. Ashley Green, Lob Lwr Jnr 2, 10.50am; Ashley White v. Saracens Red, Lob Lwr Jnr 2, 10.00am; Ohoka Red v. Woodend, Mand Jnr 6, 10.50am; Ohoka White v. Hurunui Black, Mand Jnr 8, 10.50am; Oxford Black v. Saracens White, Ox 4B, 10.50am; Oxford Red v. Saracens Orange, Ox 4A, 10.50am; Saracens Blue v. Kaiapoi, Sbk 4A, 10.50am; Saracens Green v. Ohoka Black, Sbk 3A, 10.50am; Glenmark-Cheviot bye. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U6; Amberley v. Hurunui Blue, Amb 2B, 10.00am; Ashley Green v. Ashley Blue, Lob Lwr Jnr 2, 11.40am; Ohoka Red v. Woodend, Mand Jnr 6, 10.00am; Ohoka White v. Ashley Gold, Mand Jnr 8, 10.00am; Ohoka Green v. Hurunui Black, Mand Jnr 9, 10.00am; Oxford Red v. Ohoka Blue, Ox 4A, 10.00am; Saracens Blue v. Kaiapoi Blue, Sbk 4A, 10.00am; Saracens Red v. Ashley White, Sbk 4B, 10.00am; Saracens Orange v. Kaiapoi Gold, Sbk 3A, 10.00am; Saracens Green v. Ohoka Black, Sbk 3B, 10.00am; Oxford Black bye.

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Saracens score big wins during weekend By CHRIS ROWE

the ingredients to an outstanding individual effort. Saracens retained the Deans Shield and Ashley moved Andrew Dunbar from the the Bates Cup on Sunday with North wing to No. 8. They got attacking Canterbury Division 1 rugby played on opportunities twice near the Glenmark Sunday, following the Ellesmere fixtures line and Dunbar did what he does best on Saturday. and was irresistible as he drove for the Saracens started the match against line. Kaiapoi strongly for an early lead but by Katoa was always a force with ball in half time Kaiapoi had scored two tries of hand while Scott Vincent had a big match their own to hold a 15­10 advantage. at flanker. Chris Keane kicked well for Saracens restored the lead into the goal but was also sound in mid field with second spell and dominated for long young half back Brent Dalley an emerging periods but never managed a compelling talent. differential. Dunbar was one of the few Ashley It was just 22­18 when Kaiapoi had its players to consistently make ground but attacking chances in the last five minutes even he was guilty at times of losing the and it was only strong defence which ball in contact. Matt Kippenberger was a maintained the advantage. reliable lineout option and Brad Saracens kicker, Dion Jones, landed McKenzie was the most likely attacking three successful kicks during the game, option among the backs. one conversion on a second attempt as the Ohoka made a very energetic start in referee ruled the Kaiapoi players had their clash against Oxford scoring two infringed during their attempt to defend. fine tries in the first 13 minutes and It was significant in the end as the four­ leading 13­8 at the break. point advantage meant any late penalties There were certainly thoughts of a awarded to Kaiapoi could not be taken monumental upset in the chilly Oxford air Team talk . . . Kaiapoi players huddle together for a team talk after their warm­up session when Brook Retallick would most likely as Ohoka were strong in their set pieces before their Deans Shield decider against Saracens at Southbrook Park in Rangiora last have goaled. He had already kicked two and executed with accuracy and PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP precision. Their supporters suggesting Sunday afternoon. penalties and a conversion. Saracens Captain Josh Maynard was an that this first 40 was their best effort of the influential figure with two tries, Nathan wide angled Glenmark had year. ❛Samisoni Katoa was always a rather let Ashley Reid from fullback scoring the other 30­metre penalty to During the half­time break Oxford had while flanker Sam Smith was a big win the game. Chris back into a match no alternative but to substitute some force with ball in hand while contributor throughout. Keane showed they had well in players backing up from the Ellesmere It was a bizarre finish to the Ashley v composure and control. At 18­9 with game. This had an immediate impact Scott Vincent had a big match Glenmark match at Loburn, as leading skill to direct the 15 minutes to play resulting in three second­half tries. at flanker. into the last moments Ashley kicked the ball through the all the impetus was Josh Brown again was outstanding for ball into touch believing that would end posts to leave the with them. A surging Oxford with Logan Telfer and Will the game. Ashley players devastated. But Glenmark Samisoni Katoa had scored a first try from Sellwood, who managed two tries, being Time remained however for a lineout was more relieved than ecstatic at the No.8 near the line and then Sunia Kuba others to impress. Ma’amaloa which Ashley won, but then infringed at 21­19 scoreline. had shown electric skills to score a try Toumohuini and Blair Grice also scored the resulting ruck leaving Glenmark a That may have been a reflection that from the wing, deception and pace being securing a bonus point win 27­18.

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New reps . . . From left Henrietta Clapham, Hayley McKellow, Jemma Hughes and Katie McBride have been named in the Primary School Girls Canterbury A and B teams. PHOTO: SUPPLIED


Hockey Club girls make Canty teams Four players from the Rangiora Hockey Club have been named in the Primary School Girls Canterbury A and B teams. Hayley Mckellow, a year­7 student at Ashgrove School, is a midfielder. She has been selected to play in the A Team which travels to Palmerston North in the October to play in the Collier Trophy National Tournament. Hayley has played for the Rangiora Hockey Club since she was six­years­old, coming through the ‘‘Mini Skills’’ programme the club runs. Jemma Hughes, a year­8 student also from Ashgrove School, also came through the club’s coaching system and from the age of 7 she has played in a team. Jemma, a hard hitting deep defender has been selected in the Canterbury B side along with Katie McBride a goal­scoring striker who is a year­8 student, at St Andrews.

They travel to Rotorua in October to play in the McGrath Tournament. Jemma, Hayley and Katie are three important members of the Rangiora Gold hockey team which plays in the top division in the Canterbury competition. The team is third on the table at present. Henrietta Clapham, a year­7 student at Leithfield School, who is in her second year of hockey, has been selected as a goalie in the Canterbury B side after an outstanding trial. Henrietta is in the Rangiora green team, the 2nd XI primary team, but in her short career she has had a meteoric rise. She fills in for the Gold side as often as she can. Janelle McKellow says as coach of the girls she is ‘‘extremely proud’’. ‘‘They train extremely well and are always striving to improve which is fantastic.’’

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Rangiora Bridge Rangiora Bridge Club results: Saturday Afternoon Oxford Pairs: North/South: Anita Hindmarsh / Judith Calder 1.East/West: Suzette McIlroy / Junette McIntyre 1. Monday Afternoon Presidents: N/S: Judith Driver / Jan Roose 1, Adrienne Lamb / Joyce Gray 2, Carole Bach / Judith Calder 3. E/W: Noeline Goodgame / Janice Pickering 1, Murray Ross / Brian Presland 2, Nancy Harris / Helen Thornburgh 3. Wednesday Evening Premier Pairs: N/S: Peter Van Leeuwen /Dave Putt 1, Brett Waterfield /Ian Brash 2, Heather Waldron/Jack Lyon 3. E/W: Gaynor Hurford/Dawn Simpson 1, Jill Amer/ Hillary Lakeman 2, Liz Partridge/Jeanette Joyce 3.

Amberley Rifle results

The view from the top . . . Kaiapoi Walkers turn out in all seasons and last week went up Onepunga ­ the northeast face of Mount Grey.

Amberley Smallbore Rifle Club results: July 6: C.Griffin 99.7, K.Brown 99.5, G.Wright 96.5, M.Young 95.3, M.Criglington 94.3, Georgia Rhodes 94.3, R.Harper 94.1, C.Rhodes 94.1, clad foothills which adds to the enjoyment J.Bradley 90.0, D.McIlraith 87.0, C.Patten 86.1, Nicole Bates 85.1, of the Kaiapoi Walkers. M.Bradley 84.1, A.Turner 84.0, Long walkers meet on Tuesdays at 9am C.Bradley 81.1, T.McIlraith 80.1, for four­to­six hour walks, while short walkers also meet Tuesday for two to three M.Palmer 78.0, B.Devine 75.0. July 13: G.Wright 100.7, C.Griffin hour walks. 98.5, K.Brown 98.3, R.Harper 96.3, The third group — medium walkers, meet on Wednesday at 9am. Georgia Rhodes 96.1, M.Criglington New members from across the district 95.3, C.Rhodes 94.3, M.Bradley 90.1, are welcome and should contact Don Lyon, I.Frazer 88.2, C.Bradley 84.1, B.Devine 83.1, T.McIlraith 83.1, J.Bradley 78.1, secretary (03) 3279064, Margaret M.Palmer 78.0, D.McIlraith 71.1. Glintmeyer (03) 3277910 or Graeme Johnstone (03) 3278969. PHOTO: SUPPLIED.

Walkers celebrate 25 years wider Waimakariri district. Three groups were formed from the outset which were determined by fitness, inclination and availability. Age is not a criteria with members ranging in age from 50 to well into their 80s and are often joined by grandchildren. Walks cover a variety of areas from the Port Hills, city parks, the surrounding hills, even Hanmer Springs and Craigieburn. The group says farmers allow access to their properties and tracks in the bush­

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Thursday July 16 2015

Haircut supports Heart Kids Grey Power meets with Mainpower

‘‘We are looking to it because Chloe’s energy levels are a bit low because her heart has to work extra hard and I Kaiapoi schoolgirl Talula Green (7) is think Chloe is looking forward to being giving away her hair in the hope able to keep up with her big sister,’’ people will ‘‘give a little’’ to help Sara says. children with heart conditions. ‘‘But we Talula cut off her haven’t put long hair on Friday limits on Chloe. to raise money for We don’t want Heart Kids her to have the ‘I Canterbury, which can’t do this’ supports families thinking in the with children who future.’’ have a heart Talula’s father condition. Sherb Green has Her mother Sara previously Green says she has shaved his hair mixed feelings off to raise about her money for daughter’s hair cancer five years ‘‘being cut back to ago. her ears’’. ‘‘He used to ‘‘Mum’s a little have very long scared because it’s hair ­ it was been a labour of almost down to love. I always had his waist,’’ Sara very long hair recalls. growing up, but it Talula has yet comes to a point to decide that you have to let whether she will your kids choose grow her hair how they look. ‘‘And I must admit Give a little . . . Talula Green (7) plays with long again or I’m looking forward her little sister Chloe (4), before getting her keep it short. PHOTO: DAVID HILL The family plans to not having 45 haircut last Friday. minute brushing to donate Talula’s hair to Freedom Hair in sessions each day.’’ Talula says she is looking forward to Dunedin, which makes wigs for people with cancer and alopecia areata (or being able to brush her hair herself. The Green family has benefited from hair loss). Heart Kids Canterbury as Talula’s People can make donations at givealittle.co.nz/fundraiser/ little sister Chloe (4) has a 1.9cm hole talulagreen until July 27. Sara’s says in her heart and is waiting for open $120 was raised in the first 24 hours heart surgery at Auckland’s Starship and the family hopes to raise $300. Hospital later this year. By DAVID HILL

Mainpower and Grey Power have joined forces to encourage action for the medically dependent and vulnerable. North Canterbury electricity lines company, MainPower New Zealand Limited, and Grey Power North Canterbury are urging vulnerable residents to inform their electricity retailer of their situation. The action comes after a meeting between MainPower and Grey Power representatives to address concerns about the effects of power outages for those dependent on electricity supply in the region. ‘‘If you, or someone who lives at your home, is medically dependent or vulnerable, it is important that you let your electricity retailer or local lines company know, as soon as possible,’’ says Grey Power North Canterbury president Miles Jackson. Independent Crown entity, the Electricity Authority, is responsible for monitoring compliance with guidelines around arrangements to assist medically dependent and vulnerable consumers and defines medically dependent as needing electricity for ‘‘critical’’ medical support for the use of medical or other electrical equipment to support treatment. Vulnerable consumers, for reasons of age, health or disability could be exposed to a

threat to their health or wellbeing by the electricity being disconnected. The joint meeting also discussed opportunities for MainPower to engage with Grey Power members, senior citizens and others over 50 years of age, on electricity network issues that affect them. Chief executive Bruce Emson says as an essential service provider, MainPower has a responsibility to keep the lights on for its 37,000 customers in the region. ‘‘Delivering electricity to the region is only one part of the equation, equally important is the maintenance of our network to ensure a reliable and secure supply. ‘‘Where possible our people complete upgrade and maintenance work on the live network to maintain power supply. However, safety is a priority for MainPower, which means that in certain circumstances we need to turn the power off to work on the network.’’ There was group consensus at the meeting and an understanding of the reality of power outages in the region, in order to maintain power supply in the long­term. ‘‘Power outages, particularly in winter, could cause problems for the elderly, especially those in electricity dependent homes in terms of heating and cooking,’’ Mr Jackson says.


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

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Tekoa Estate Sections 61 Willowside Place 138 Carters Road 7 Gilbert Street 5a Gilbert Street 75 Willowside Place 6 Swindon Lane

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Public Notices


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

Fencing NORTHEND FENCING LTD is in your area. For all fencing requirements eg; dairy conversions, vineyards, deer fencing, lifestyle blocks, post and rail, quality workmanship guaranteed, competitive rates.phone Mike 027 313 1872.

Leithfield Community Centre Inc. AGM

Proposal to extend the Eastern Districts Sewer Scheme rating area to include properties currently serviced by the Ohoka Utilities private sewer scheme, and to establish a loan rating area. After consultation in June 2014, the Council has agreed to incorporate the properties currently serviced by the Ohoka Utilities private sewer scheme into the Eastern Districts Sewer Scheme. This is subject to the outcome of this Special Consultative Procedure A Statement of Proposal has been prepared to formalise the funding arrangement for the connection of the properties currently serviced by the Ohoka Utilities private sewer scheme to the Eastern Districts Sewer Scheme. The Council proposes to introduce a loan rate, covering the area currently serviced by the Ohoka Utilities private sewer scheme (see Rating Policy Map 48 in the Statement of Proposal). View a copy of the Statement of Proposal at any Council Service Centre or Library during ordinary office hours, or download from waimakariri.govt.nz. Submissions Submissions can be made between 13 July 2015 and 10 August 2015. Anonymous feedback will only be considered at the Council’s discretion. The Hearing will be held on 18 August 2015. Please state if you wish to present your submission to Council’s Hearing Panel on this date. Submissions can be made by either: Email:



Ohoka Utilities Sewer Scheme Submissions Freepost 1667 Waimakariri District Council Private Bag 1005 Rangiora

Hand deliver: The Council building at 215 High Street, Rangiora or any Library branch or Service Centre. For more Information, contact: Gary Boot – Project Delivery Manager 03 311 8900 gary.boot@wmk.govt.nz


Wednesday 29th July, 7.30pm at Community Hall, Brighton Street. Guest speakers: From Hurunui Council Mayor: Winton Dalley CEO: Hamish Dobbie Wine & cheese to follow.

The Annual General Meeting of the Hawarden Agricultural & Pastoral Association Will be held at the Hawarden Hall on Wednesday August 5th 2015 at 8pm All welcome. Please contact the Secretary, Charlotte Campbell 03 314 2334 with any apologies or enquiries.

SUMMERFIELD Fencing Ltd in your area now. Lifestyle or farm, sheep, cattle, horse, all types of animals. Fences, yards, sheds, arenas, shelters, runs. 27 years contract fencing. John is available to help with your design and planning. Ph Carol or John on 03 312 4747.

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

Concrete Services

Bulk Foods Merchandiser – Rangiora and Oxford Prolife Foods is a New Zealand leader in the snack category specialising in Nuts, Dried Fruit, Snack Blends and Confectionery – ‘Alison’s Pantry’, ‘Mother Earth’, ‘Value Pack’ & ‘Donovan’s Chocolates’. We have business relationships with all leading retailers in FMCG across Australasia. Prolife Foods Ltd is looking for a self-motivated, independent person to fill a part time position working 25 hours per week Monday to Friday based at Rangiora Pak n Save and Oxford Fresh Choice. Reporting to the Account Manager you will be required to ensure all bulk food bins are cleaned and maintained to a high level of cleanliness, as well as filling and restocking bulk food bins with our products. Working independently you will need to maintain a professional demeanor with the public and store personnel when performing your duties. You will also be required to do early morning starts so flexibility is a must. Apply now! Leave a message free phone: 0508 80 80 88 or send an up to date resume to recruitment@prolife.co.nz. Candidates chosen for phone screening or to be interviewed will be contacted. GENERAL Labourers TC and Sitesafe Situations Wanted required. an advantage. Phone Jade DOMESTIC house Resourcing 03 327 0656, cleaning. By experienced 66 Ohoka Rd, Kaiapoi. 30 year old Woman. Loburn, Rangiora, North Canterbury areas. Excellent References. Please phone Chimney Cleaning Tarsh 027 304 6812. ABEL & Prestige Chimney Cleaning. Nth Cant. Owned and operated. Professional guaranteed service. All To Let firebox repairs. Ph Ken & Trish 312 5764.


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MULCHER Chipper for hire. $200 per day. Phone 021 204 6687.

LOG Splitter for hire. Phone 021 204 6687. FOR RENT. Delightful 3 bedroom house on private easy care section. Separate lounge, heat pump & single garage. $320 per week. Call Dale Quaife, Property Brokers, Hastings McLeod Ltd REAA 2008. Phone 03 313 8022. AMBERLEY. Very tidy 2 bdrm townhouse. Sunny, warm, private & quiet. Single int. access garage, disability access, new wet wash shower, log burner. Large shed with secure workshop. Room for 3 cars OSP. Availabe 7th August, $320 pw. Ph Dale 03 313 8022 or Glenda 03 314 7694.

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Trades 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.



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

BRIAN’S Tree Services. Tree felling, topping, shaping, firewood cut, rub­ bish removed, stump grind­ ing, branch chipping. Affordable rates. Phone 03 TILING J.A.S Tiling 327 5505 or 021 124 4894. Services Ltd. Professional, prompt, friendly service. NORTH Canterbury Tree No job too small, free Care. Specialising in big quotes. For all your tiling trees in small spaces, long needs, kitchens, bathrooms, term tree plans, advisory splashbacks, hearths, service, fully insured. Free entranceways. Ceramic quotes, prompt service. tiles, porcelain tiles, stone Phone Mike Gilbert 0800 veneer, slate. Please phone 873 336. Andy or Jo 027 322 7191, STUMP REMOVAL Ser­ 03 310 7640 or email vicing North Canterbury andy@jas­tiling.nz. for prompt professional ser­ vice. Phone Tim 0800 178 DRESSMAKING. Alter­ 867. ations, and dressmaking from $10. Hems to wed­ ding dresses. Free quotes. Wanted Ph Bianca 027 345 8900 or FORESTRY Export logs 03 313 8528. and firewood logs wanted SCREEN PRINTING. blue gum / oregon / macro­ For all your printing carpa / pine plantations / requirements. T­shirts, forestry blocks / land clear­ Hoodies, Hi­Vis vests and ing / stumps out / 20 tonne polos, Overalls, Caps etc. excavator / removal dan­ Please phone Heather 03 gerous trees / dangerous 313 0261 or email wind blown / storm heather.norstar@gmail.com. damaged. Free quote. Ph or text 027 956 1642.


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Arthur Burke Ltd


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




COLORADO 7 SUV FROM +ON RSP $49,990 ROADS Where do you want to go? Whether it’s rocky, muddy, or sandy the Colorado 7 has enough room to take you and six passengers on an adventure. This is one serious 4x4 with a whopping 500Nm of torque and a 3 tonne towing capacity which means you’ve got enough power to get pretty much whatever you want, wherever you want. To take one on a test drive, visit your Holden Dealer today. HOLDEN.CO.NZ


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