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Thursday July 23 2015 | Issue 659

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Hurunui Water Project bogged down By ROBYN BRISTOW

Development expenditure has stopped on a major North Canterbury Irrigation scheme due to an unexpected step by the Environment Court. The Hurunui Water Project (HWP), which is behind the $400 million Waitohi Irrigation Scheme that will supply water to drought­stricken areas of Hurunui, and for which nine consents were granted almost two years ago, called a halt to work this week. It follows the Environment Court advising it was considering the appointment of an Amicus Curiae to become involved in any hearings that could result from directives from the Court. It is an advisory that has left shareholder farmers angry and frustrated that there could be more delays and lengthy hearings on a scheme they desperately want to see up and running. They are particularly angry because of recent developments between the two appellants to the scheme ­ the Amuri Irrigation Company and Ngai Tahu Property ­ and Environment Canterbury (ECan) and HWP who in February, filed a memorandum with the court, signed by all four parties, agreeing to a set of changes to the conditions of the consents, providing a way forward for the project. The advisory was the issued, leaving everyone involved in the dark about when the Environment Court process will be finished. Meanwhile the board has decided to put any development


Waitohi scheme . . . Mike Hodgen (front), a Hurunui Water Project director, and one of several who helped kick­start the irrigation scheme 14 years ago, explains the lay of the land in the Waitohi Valley to engineers FILE PHOTO. and planners. expenditure on hold as it keeps a close eye on its diminishing funds and the time that is ticking by. Chris Hansen, an RMA Planning Consultant of Chris Hansen Consultants Ltd, said he had never heard of an Amicus Curiae being appointed by an Environment Court judge, but their role in other Courts was to provide an impartial view on matters of law raised during a hearing. HWP chief executive Alex Adams says the situation is frustrating because to date $10 million has been invested in the scheme and with the compounding challenges of ongoing delays, serious drought conditions and falling dairy

revenue, there was now a need to finance the project development differently. He says the scheme is a sound future model for sustainable water and agricultural development, which had been unreasonably impacted over its 14 year history by various legislative and regulatory changes and delays beyond its control. Although HWP still has access to about $1 million from the Government’s dollar­for­dollar Irrigation Acceleration Fund (IAF) which could be used for project development, the board has made the ‘‘financially prudent’’ decision not to spend any more of its funds while it waits for the outcome of the

Environment Court process. ‘‘With $1 million HWP equity at hand, the board believes it is prudent to reserve available funds for general company operations and unforeseen legal costs associated with finalising the consents. The IAF monies cannot be used for consents­ related costs. ‘‘Because HWP funds have been ear­marked, a further $1 million of non­Government project development monies is required to unlock the remaining dollar­for­dollar IAF monies, which would allow us to complete the engineering feasibility work and economic modelling to get to a commercial­ ready stage,’’ says Mr Adams. Mark Zino, a farmer liaison

committee member to the HWP says having agreed on a way forward it was felt it would be a formality when the signed agreement was presented to the Environment Court. But instead another road block had been put in the way. ‘‘It is ridiculously disappointing and frustrating. We all thought as shareholders the signed agreement showed we all wanted to move forward and find a solution,’’ he says. But the Judge, he said, then became involved. ‘‘It is now costing us more money and time,’’ he says. Mr Zino says shareholders had spent 14 years on the HWP and now the drought, which they had all been working to protect themselves against, had hit. ‘‘Shareholders who have invested in the scheme are being forgotten about in the whole process. It is absolutely bizarre and I can just shake my head. Everyone is striving to get a result. I don’t get what this legal process is all about.’’ He says the project has become mired in the perception of irrigation bringing ‘‘wall­to­wall’’ dairying with it, when, in fact, it was designed to give dryland sheep and beef farmers a more secure future and options for land use. ‘‘All we want to do is make our farms better for the next generation and protect ourselves against drought, have better animals, give animals a better environment to live in and have good quality feed available for them when they need it most. That is what the scheme has always been about,’’ says Mr Zino. Continued Page 2

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A World War One Field of Remembrance will be laid in Amberley on Wednesday, August 5 in honour of the fallen. The local Returned Services Association is organising a parade and the re­laying of 64 white crosses in memory of men from Amberley, Leithfield, Broomfield, Balcairn, Omihi, Greta Valley, Waipara and Glenmark, who paid the ultimate sacrifice. The crosses first formed a Field of Remembrance during Anzac celebrations earlier this year honouring New Zealanders who served in the First World War 100 hundred years ago. Each white cross will be carried by a student from local schools and placed in the Field of Remembrance by each pupil when the name of the deceased is called out. The 10am ceremony will start with a guest speaker and the significance of the part pupil’s are playing in the ceremony will be stressed. The Fields of Remembrance Trust helped schools around New Zealand to create their own Fields of Remembrance with resource kits produced by the Trust. This joint venture with the Ministry of Education encouraged students to investigate and remember those who died in 1914­1918. In all 76,270 white crosses, 80,288 decals and name labels, 2509 Flanders Field Poppies, 12,545 Commemorative Posters and 2509 16­page booklets were delivered to 2509 Primary and Secondary schools. A highlight of the ceremony will be a short address by Jim Drewery about the campaign and the significance of the Chunuk Bair conflict. Amberley RSA secretary Don Ebsworth says this time the crosses will be left near the Charles Upham statue outside the Hurunui District Council for two weeks. Those who will be remembered are as follows: Amberley: Ernest William Arthur, Alexander Blain, John Stanley Boyce, Dick Carrington Bristow, Henry

In memory . . . The Field of Remembrance outside the Hurunui District Council in April this PHOTO: RAEWYN DENT. year. Rowland Davis, Arthur Elderton, Harry Espley, John Ford, George C Gadd, Arthur Robert Greenwood, Harold McMillan Harrison, Frederick William Hayes, Frederick George Holton, Philip Hunter, Charles Jones, John Charles Jones, Claude Leonard Knowles, James Lang, John Wilson McLean, John Steward McNeil, Jack Vernon Midgley, John James Mockett, William Henry Moore, Joseph C Russell, Ernest Rossiter Smith, George Wise Smith, Ronald Terence Smith, James Richard Stanton, John Stocks, Robert Stocks, Alan J Turner, Roland Leslie Wilke, John Joseph Williams, George Winskill, Leslie George Winter, William Wornall, James Douglas Wyllie.

Scheme’s principles well founded From Page 1 Mr Adams says every effort was being made to raise the funds that would allow project development to continue, while ensuring the financial viability of the company is not compromised by the consenting­ related delays. ‘‘The drought conditions suffered in the region during the summer are a stark reminder that the original

principles of the scheme are well founded. ‘‘HWP consulted extensively with the community, particularly in the Zone Committee process, to achieve a well­balanced outcome. This highlights our commitment to the environmental issues and health of the river, while providing economic benefits to the regional and national economies,’’ Mr Adams says.

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Extension sought to declaration A call has gone out to extend the Adverse Event Declaration in parts of North Canterbury until at last the end of December, as the drought continues. Hurunui Mayor Winton Dalley urged the associate Minister of Primary Industries and Women’s Affairs Jo Goodhew, during a visit to the drought stricken area last week, to consider extending the medium adverse event status of the area. ‘‘It finishes in September. But nothing has changed. We haven’t turned a corner at all,’’ says Mr Dalley. The status was extended initially when the Minister of Primary Industries, Nathan Guy, visited in May. But since then things had got ‘‘considerably worse’’, said Mr Dalley. He said Ms Goodhew gave a group which travelled with her during a visit, a good hearing. ‘‘She got a clear understanding of the situation and was very open to look at extending the status,’’he said. Mr Dalley says it is important the flow on effects of the drought into the service industries and retail stores, were also recognised.

‘‘The service industry is going to be severely hit,’’ he says. Mr Dalley said the amount of gifted stock feed had ‘‘pretty much run its course’’ and farmers were now looking to long term grazing off­farm, particularly for hoggets, to keep them away from home ‘‘as long as possible’’. Ms Goodhew met with Mr Dalley, deputy mayor Marie Black, Meat and Fibre Federated Farmers chair, Dan Hodgen and North Canterbury Rural Support Trust chair, Doug Archbold, before visiting properties. ‘‘From a vantage point she was able to get a perspective of both very bare paddocks, and the large area that could be irrigated with the Hurunui Water Project,’’ said Mr Archbold. ‘‘In every direction sheep were being fed hay, grain or baleage as farmers prepared for lambing,’’ he said. Social events continue throughout the district in support of those caught up in the drought as support agencies continue to help and support people on the ground, including the North Canterbury Rural Support Trust. Drought calendar:

Drown the Drought July 25 A night of laughter, variety, prizes and bingo will be held at the Scargill Hall, Overtons Road, 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 events 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 on July 29. The Westpac Ambassador will be focusing on resilience and courage in the rural community and he will share his life experiences and anecdotes. While the evening is free it is essential to register as there is limited seats available. Register at westpac.co.nz/ sirjohnkirwan.

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Upgrade for Pegasus Pegasus Town residents will be first across the Canterbury region to benefit from a Vodafone infrastructure upgrade that will deliver faster broadband, Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey says. This follows a public meeting convened last week by Doocey between residents and Vodafone representatives. ‘‘I am thrilled with the news that Pegasus Town residents will be among the first to benefit from upgrades planned to Vodafone’s HFC network across South and North Island,’’ Mr Doocey says. He says the work would be split into two phases, with the backhaul upgrade completed by the third week of August and a node upgrade scheduled for completion by the first week of September.

The multi­million dollar upgrade will result in internet speeds for Pegasus Town that are back at ultra­fast speed for residents, who will enjoy three to four times the current capacity. ‘‘The uptake of new technology such as movies streaming into people’s homes has resulted in increased demand. Network traffic is growing at 30 percent every month ­ this is unprecedented. At the meeting, we heard that streaming is accounting for 55 percent of broadband usage,’’ says Mr Doocey. ‘‘Access to fast, reliable broadband is of increasing importance, especially for the number of businesses now operating in areas like Pegasus Town.’’ Doocey urged other areas experiencing problems with Internet accessibility to get in contact with him.

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By DAVID HILL Passchendaele is booked out for World War 1 centenary events in October 2017, but the Rangiora RSA is unconcerned. President Ian Thompson says a local contingent, which has now been reduced slightly to 69, will be there for the four day commemoration of the Battle of Passchendaele in Belgium during October 9 to 12, 2017, and could be the largest New Zealand contingent. ‘‘Out of 138 RSAs in the country, Rangiora is probably the only one planning a trip on this scale ­ I’m not aware of any others. There will be other groups as time goes on, but I’m told the accommodation is already booked out. ‘‘Our members are paying mainly by direct debit and fundraising and we booked our accommodation 18 months ago ­ so that was four years out. ‘‘It will be a massive event and it is an important date in our military history. It was the blackest day in our history.’’ The local contingent will include an as yet unnamed Rangiora High School student, with the airfares and accommodation covered by the Rangiora RSA and the Rangiora RSA Club. Nearly 850 New Zealand soldiers lost their lives in a single day on October 12, 1917, making it ‘‘the darkest day’’ in the

nation’s history, while nearly 3000 were wounded. Mr Thompson was unsure how many Waimakariri district soldiers died at Passchendaele, but the district lost around 450 soldiers during the four year war from 1914 to 1918. The Battle of Passchendaele has special significance for the Waimakariri district, with the sister city relationship with the Zonnebeke District Council and the establishment locally of the Waimakariri Passchendaele Trust. After successes earlier in the month, the British high command mistakenly believed high German casualties meant

the enemy resistance was faltering. It was decided that British and Australian troops would attack the German lines on October 9 to create an opening for the New Zealanders to take Passchendaele on October 12. However, in rapidly deteriorating and muddy conditions, the British and Australian troops were unable to make much headway. Exposed to heavy German machine gun fire, the New Zealanders were soon pinned down in shell craters in front of barbed wire. ‘‘Our people were ordered to attack four times and of course they were slaughtered,’’ Mr Thompson says. ‘‘One of the things with Passchendaele is the water table is very shallow, so it was a bog. ‘‘There is a story of a donkey carrying shells and the ground was so boggy that it disappeared into the mud, never to be seen again.’’ Orders came for another push at 3pm, but the British high command saw sense and the orders were cancelled, allowing the New Zealanders to eventually fall back to positions close to their start line. Fundraising so far has included dinner meetings, a term investment, a car trial, 1960s and 1970s themed entertainment afternoons, regular raffles and clothing sales.

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Traditional Tea Dance Hurunui College top on debut Hurunui College came out tops ­ by a narrow margin ­ at the North Canterbury Primary School’s debating competition on its debut in the competition. The Waipara Memorial Hall was packed with between 80 and 90 people for the Brandt­Giesen McCormick Solicitors sponsored event ­ one of the biggest audience ever seen at a final. Hurunui College and Waipara Primary lined up in the contest which has been running for the past 16 years. A total of 34, three person teams entered initially with entries being whittled down to two. The two teams only had a week to prepare, research and rehearse for the debate entitled ‘‘New Zealand should take more Refugees’’. Hurunui took the negative and Waipara the affirmative. Cecile Grant (Waipara) led her affirmative team off to a strong start as did the Hurunui’s team Leader Skye Marryatt. Tension was high as they were followed on by Elle Pringle (Waipara) and Rommel Wilson (Hurunui). The third speakers Jade Northover (Waipara) and Roddy Murchison (Hurunui), who both brought drama and passion to their debate. Roddy Murchsion, from Hurunui College was awarded ‘Best Speaker’ of night. It was a fairytale ending for Hurunui College, as it was the first time that the school has entered the competition. The Judges John Brandt­Giesen and Maria Jarman both praised the quality of

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News of accelerated funding for Waimakariri’s two major cycleway projects is great for our communities. The two projects will link Rangiora to Woodend, and Rangiora to Kaiapoi. I facilitated a meeting in May between Transport Minister Hon Simon Bridges, Waimakariri District Mayor David Ayers and Waimakariri District Council CEO Jim Palmer, where the cycleway proposal was discussed as part of a range of traffic issues specific to Waimakariri. Initially, Waimakariri was not being considered under the criteria. Waimakariri is unusual in that it has two main towns ­ and connecting them is important. There aren’t too many districts like ours and the Minister agreed that Waimakariri should be looked at. He was very impressed with the strong case that was put forward. The Rangiora to Woodend cycleway will comprise 6.5 kilometres of shared pathway that will connect Woodend residents to Rangiora schools,

workplaces and shops, and will also provide a connection for recreational riders from Woodend to Woodend Beach path. The eight kilometre Rangiora to Kaiapoi shared path will provide separation for cyclists from high­ speed, high volume traffic by creating a safe connection between Rangiora and Kaiapoi ­ and is expected to attract 200 people each day. These cycleways will appeal to our whole community ­ from mums and dads wanting to cycle to work, the shops and home, to students wanting to cycle safely to school, to recreational cyclists and even our tourism operators, who will see the potential of this as a major driver to bring tourist spend to our region. Transport for our region needs to be looked at as part of a whole transport system that also includes a fast and reliable bus network that has the potential to feed into any future light rail option. Our cycleways will compliment this integrated transport system approach.

The Government’s recent announcement that it is granting funding for cycleways between Kaiapoi and Rangiora, and from Woodend to Rangiora, is very welcome news. While there will still be a community contribution through rates, the greater part of the cost will be covered by the Urban Cycle Fund and the NZ Transport Agency. The rating component has already been allowed for in the council’s budget. It has been the Waimakariri District Council’s aim to build these cycle ways for some time. We see that they are likely to be popular, given the sizes of the three towns and the relatively short distances between them. It will certainly be easier than for my great grandmother who used to push a pram from Rangiora to Woodend to visit her parents on the then shingle road! We do, of course, have a number of cycleways already, such as that between Waikuku Beach and the Main North

Road, between Pines Beach and Kaiapoi and in the vicinity of schools such as Ashley and Ohoka. The Woodend Community Association has taken on the construction of one between Woodend and Woodend Beach as a project. A cycle connection between Kaiapoi and Christchurch remains in the future. A clip­on for the old Waimakariri bridge nearly got funding but was stymied by a change in Government priorities. It is likely, however, that the new Northern Arterial will have a cycle lane alongside it just as the Southern Motorway has. This raises the question of whether any clip­on should be attached to the old bridge or to the Northern Motorway bridge. There has been no decision either way, if at all. The benefits of getting cars off the road with the two new cycleways are obvious. They will also help improve the connectivity and integration of our Waimakariri community.

Submissions urged Citizens Advice Bureau Not sure? Ask us?. Usually we live in harmony with our neighbours but sometimes things go wrong. Are you having issues with your neighbour’s trees, fences, driveways, animals or noise? Call into our bureau. We will help you find out your rights and responsibilities as a neighbour. We can also provide help with approaching your neighbour. We are looking for new volunteers for our next training session. If you would like to join our team, please phone (03) 3138822. You certainly will gain a lot by being part of Citizens Advice Bureau. Applications close August 28. You can call in at the Trevor Inch Memorial Library in Rangiora, every week day from 9am until 4.30pm. You can phone (03) 3138822 or free phone 0800 367222 ­ or email northcanterbury@cab.org.nz. Arts Showcase Hurunui The Hurunui Arts Council’s Arts Showcase Hurunui is now open for entries. The annual event will be held in the Memorial Library, Amberley from September 19 to 27 and will feature the arts and crafts of the Hurunui. This year’s guest artist is Shining Dove of Waipara. Entries close on August 31 for the event which is celebrating its 16th year. Entry forms are available at the library. For further information contact Pamela Burrows (03) 3146877 or email folkcraft@xtra.co.nz.




New public transport proposals aimed at reducing congestion for Waimakariri commuters have been welcomed by Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey. ‘‘I urge local residents to put in a submission to feed back to Environment Canterbury your views on the proposals. By getting as many people to participate, we can actively help to shape a bus network that will suit Waimakariri’s needs,’’ he says. Mr Doocey met with Environment Canterbury’s manager for passenger services in May to discuss a more efficient bus network, including express buses and dedicated bus lanes. ‘‘Constituents were reporting that late bus connections and congestion were resulting in long journeys, with some passengers arriving in Kaiapoi too late to make a connection to the Woodend shuttle service. It was evident that Waimakariri required more frequent and direct bus services.’’ More information on the new

proposals can be found at www.metroinfo.co.nz. Additional express trips based on customer travel times; park and ride facilities; an express Airport and Hornby commuter service; a more direct and frequent Waimakariri shuttle service connecting Waikuku and Pegasus Town; and two Blue Line route options are among the proposals. ‘‘We need to get more people on to buses and out of single­occupancy vehicles. To do this, we need a bus transport system that meets Waimakariri’s unique needs. By making your voice heard, we can all be a part of working together for solutions to our traffic congestion issues,’’ Mr Doocey says. ‘‘While light rail has been considered uneconomic in the short term, a fast and reliable bus network that could move commuters efficiently around the city will be the corner stone to developing any future rail network options’’ he says.








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Grease . . . Danny and Sandy are back in the Kaiapoi High School production of ‘‘Grease’’.


Grease hits the stage By DAVID HILL The school holidays were a short break for many Kaiapoi High School students, as they geared up for the school’s production at the end of the month. Deputy principal Elizabeth McMeeken says up to 100 students will be involved in the production of ‘‘Grease’’, being performed on Thursday and Friday, July 30 to 31, with rehearsals held throughout the school holidays. As well as performers, make­up artists and the backstage crew, hospitality and catering students will be testing their skills at a pre­show dinner option, which has sold out, and students are working on a half car acquired from local car wreckers. ‘‘We have a group of boys working on the car transforming it into the ‘Grease Lightning’ car, which is very exciting for them. They tell me what they need and how they are going to do it and we work their assessment around it,’’ Ms McMeeken

says. ‘‘The great thing about this is, if you told them ‘we’re doing a production of Grease’, they wouldn’t be interested. ‘‘But get them working on a car and they connect with the production,’’ says Principal Bruce Kearney. Mr Kearney says for a school of 720 students, putting on a production of this scale and student involvement is a big undertaking. ‘‘We are a school of 700 students, so we can’t just take the cream of the top. We have year 9s right the way through to year 13s. No­one is turned away. ‘‘They all get involved in the 1950s theme and the kids just love it,’’ says Ms McMeeken. Year 10 student Ben Jarrett is taking on the role of Danny, while year 12 student Leah Kelsey is playing Sandy. Tickets for the show, which runs from 7.30pm each night, cost $15 and are available from the school office.

Kaiapoi is better prepared for floods, 13 months on from last year’s major flooding event. Waimakariri District Council utilities and roading manager Gerard Cleary says improvements have been made to Kaiapoi’s drainage system since the June 10, 2014, flood, which was considered a one in 50 year event. Around $20 million worth of flood mitigation work is planned across the district over the next 10 years, with $4.19 million being approved by the council last year and a further $16.3 million signed off as part of the recently approved Long Term Plan. Mr Cleary says the work was split into four phases, beginning with response and reconnaissance work and quick fixes, before investigating and implementing some more permanent solutions. Work already completed in Kaiapoi includes doubling the capacity of the Parnham pump station and drain, which runs alongside the motorway, so it now pumps 2000 litres a second. ‘‘That makes quite a difference. In that area we had extensive flooding around Otaki Street. Water flowed there for a number of days.’’ The council is investigating installing a second pump station, possibly to the west of the motorway, around Island Road. ‘‘There is a big rural catchment which runs into Island Road and affects the Parnham drain, so we are looking to divert some of that away, or we may upgrade the Parnham drain further.’’ Mr Cleary says council staff need to do some more modeling work to assess the

best and most cost effective option. Further work is planned for the Feldwick drain in east Kaiapoi, which affects Bracebridge Street, Grays Crescent and Feldwick Drive, with red zone land an option. Mr Cleary says the pipes flowing in the Feldwick drain were partially blocked by silt from the earthquakes, but have since been cleaned out. Temporary pumps were installed following the June flood and could be employed in future events if needed. ‘‘There are some suggestions we could use some red zone land for water storage and to build a new pump station. But we will need to do some more detailed modeling work before any decision is made.’’ Work in Rangiora will see an additional pipe put through the Dudley Park carpark once the netball season finishes, and improved capacity of the Dudley drain. Mitigation work around Southbrook is also planned. ‘‘Because of the way the drainage network and some of the roads have been built, we need to divert some of the rural runoff water further south away from the town. But we need to do some more modeling work, because it could cause problems elsewhere. We need to make sure it doesn’t cause problems in Southbrook because a lot of that water goes into the Southbrook Stream.’’ Flood mitigation work is also planned in Mandeville, Ohoka and Fernside. Council staff are also reviewing the process for new sub­divisions and may provide flood maps in future to ‘‘give a better idea of flood hazards when buying a property’’.



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Formal ties being forged with Changping By ROBYN BRISTOW A formal Sister City­type relationship between the Hurunui District Council and Changping province in China, is being forged. The council has lent its support to the relationship, which builds on the district’s historic friendship with China thanks to the legacy of Rewi Alley who spent 60 years in China, but who was schooled in Amberley. Alley attended Amberley Primary School where his father was headmaster form 1898 to 1907. He left for Shanghai in 1927 and devoted his energies to helping the Chinese people. Hurunui Mayor Winton Dalley says the district’s historic friendship with China has laid the foundation for this more formalised relationship with Changping province ­ one that he expects to strengthen engagement and create the opportunity for significant economic benefits throughout the district. ‘‘China is New Zealand’s biggest trading partner and as such a regional relationship with them is extremely important,’’ he says. ‘‘A formal relationship at Council

level is a vital indicator of trust and co­ operation,’’ says Mr Dalley. ‘‘It will be valued by the Chinese when the occasion arises, and will be a strong foundation for opportunities that educational, cultural and business interests in our district may want to explore between the two countries. ‘‘This is a very significant step for the Hurunui district; the friendship foundation that was forged so long ago has taken a modern twist with this new ‘Sister Friendship’ step. ‘‘I’m sure Rewi is smiling down on us.’’ In the Hurunui district, Rewi Alley is remembered as an Ed Hillary­like figure ­ a man who achieved extraordinary things while remaining a down­to­earth Kiwi. He symbolises the friendship between China and New Zealand, and that has served as a bridge, diplomatically, culturally and economically, between the two countries. At the local Amberley Primary School, there is a hall named after him along with a commemorative plaque in Chamberlain Park which was laid by the Rewi Alley Centennial Committee in December 1997. Over the last four years a relationship

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Strong links . . . The Amberley Primary School has forged strong educational links, and in June last year, the school worked with the Hurunui District Council and the Chinese Consulate­General in Christchurch to host a community China Day celebration showcasing PHOTO: SUPPLIED. Chinese culture, traditional activities and food. with the Chinese Christchurch Consulate and the Hurunui district has quietly grown. The Mayor and Deputy Mayor have built a good relationship with the Consul General through reciprocal visits where potential mutual interests in culture, education and commercial opportunities have been explored. The Consulate has visited and experienced a full range of Hurunui’s activities including schools, preschools, local artists, beef, sheep, deer and pig farms, wineries, restaurants, tourist interests and enjoyed the overall beauty of the Hurunui. Fast­forward to today, and the friendship between the Hurunui district and China has only grown stronger. Amberley Primary School has forged

strong educational links, and in June last year, the school worked with the Hurunui District Council and the Chinese Consulate­General in Christchurch to host a community China Day celebration showcasing Chinese culture, traditional activities and food. A delegation from Changping visited the Hurunui at the end of last year, and following that visit, Changping expressed an interest in developing a formal strategic relationship with Hurunui district. The council has looked into what this would entail and to other potential partners. It found there are synergistic business opportunities available in Changping ­ particularly with respect to tourism, agriculture/horticulture and investment.







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Memories A community sing­a­long at the Tin Shed at Amberley, is promising a ‘‘Trip down Memory Lane’’. For a gold coin donation people can enjoy a night out on August 15 with Glenn Millar, Gracie Fields, Andrew Sisters, Frank and Bing, Vera Lynn and many more. The evening will also be a celebration of VJ Day ­ 70 years since peace was declared ending World War 2. It will be hosted by Master of Ceremonies John McCaskey. ‘‘This show is based on the wartime community sing­a­longs that were very popular,’’ he says. Proceeds from the evening will go to the Glenmark Church Restoration Fund which is to be refurbished. Raffles will also be held throughout the evening with proceeds going to the local St John.

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New era for Kaiapoi HS By DAVID HILL Kaiapoi High School is looking ahead to a new era with new buildings and a new uniform. Principal Bruce Kearney says the school’s master plan, developed last year with the Ministry of Education, is set to be completely re­written due to the school’s faster than expected growth, while a new school uniform will be introduced for year 9 students next year. The school’s roll ballooned by 100 students to 720 at the start of this year, including 180 year nine students, exceeding expectations, and with growth forecast in Kaiapoi, Woodend, Pegasus, Ohoka, Tuahiwi and Swannanoa over the next few years, Mr Kearney says the school roll could top 900 students over the next few years. He says the new master plan will provide more administration space, a new gymnasium and 10 additional teaching spaces, as well as replacing 90 percent of the school’s buildings, many of which are more than 40 years old and have earthquake damage and weather tightness issues. A Melbourne­based architectural firm has been engaged to work with the school on the re­design, Mr Kearney says. ‘‘I’m so excited about this. This is an opportunity to build

a sustainable school for the next 40 years. We want to have really modern, unique buildings ­ not a factory or warehouse style of buildings, we want something really special. ‘‘The number one thing which has come up at open nights is that people can’t connect the buildings with what’s happening inside them. We have moved a long way on developing modern learning environments, but our buildings don’t reflect that.’’ Kaiapoi High School is also introducing a new uniform, beginning with year 9 students next year. Year 10­13 students can wear the new uniform next year if they choose to, while the option of year 13 students wearing mufti is also being phased out. ‘‘It’s all part of the re­ imaging of the school and it’s really starting to take off,’’ Mr Kearney says. ‘‘And a number of older students are already saying they will wear the new uniform next year as well.’’ Mr Kearney says the school is in the final stages of consultation for the new uniform, with feedback being sought on two options for the new school blazer. ‘‘It’s quite a substantial re­ imaging of the school, when you consider the revamp, the uniform and the new cultural learning centre. It’s exciting times ahead.’’

New look . . . Kaiapoi High School is introducing a new uniform PHOTO‘: SUPPLIED. next year, as it looks to the future.

Let’s get Waimakariri’s traffic moving We’re proposing changes to Waimakariri bus routes to encourage greater use of public transport and to help ease congestion Check out the proposals, including Park and Ride and a new commuter service, at metroinfo.co.nz. Tell us what you think by making a submission today. Kaiapoi – Kaiapoi Club, 113 Raven Quay, Saturday 25 July, 10.30am – 1pm Pegasus – Flat White Cafe, Pegasus Main Street, Saturday 25 July, 2pm – 4pm Rangiora – Rangiora Library, 141 Percival Street, Saturday 1 August, 10.30am – 1pm Can’t make a drop-in session? Email your questions to metroreview@ecan.govt.nz


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Live action for cadets Rangiora Squadron Air Cadets had a taste of real live action during a camp at the West Melton Army Range at the end of last month. The No 88 Rangiora Squadron Air Cadets attended their first Basic camp at the West Melton Army Range with cadets enjoying the experience of being at an army range while live firing was taking place. The squadron stayed in the barracks and ate together in the Mess. They also took part in a range of activities including drill, team building, radio telephone procedures and Cadet Force


knowledge. Cadets picked up the drill lessons given by senior cadets from both 88 squadron and 18 squadron really quickly. The Rangiora RSA and RSA club assisted with transport and the food was supplied by the Parent Support Committee. The 88 Squadron Air Cadets Parade on Thursday evenings at Rangiora Airfield. Anyone interested in joining should email Flight Lieutenant Tanya Mackinnon northcanterburycadets@gmail.com.

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Quake anniversary to be observed Planning is under way to mark the fifth anniversary of the first Canterbury earthquake with a community event in Kaiapoi. The You Me We Us project is planning a September 4 Observance Day event on Friday afternoon, September 4, with a floral display, the re­unveiling of the red zone letterbox sculpture, fireworks, food stalls and music in Trousselot Park. Waimakariri District Council community development advisors Linda Dunbar and Karen Lindsay­Lees say it is expected to cost around $1500 for the installation of the sculpture and an accompanying storyboard and funding

has been applied for. While funding is available to cover the costs associated with the floral display, music, food stalls setup and event promotion, further funding is being sought to pay for a fireworks display. The floral display will be setup on the Williams Street bridge and at the Kaiapoi library, while the sculpture is expected to be installed on the corner of Williams and Fuller Streets. School kapa haka groups are expected to provide entertainment before the re­ unveiling of the sculpture and speeches. It is hoped the event will conclude with a fireworks display.

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‘‘Apart from the fact it was from WW1, it is not worth a lot. ‘‘But it has probably got sentimental value to the RSA because it’s the centenary of WW1. ‘‘What’s really disappointing is that people donate memorabilia to us and they expect us to take care of it. ‘‘We loaned it to the museum as part of a WW1 display so the community could see it and we thought it would be safe.’’ He says police have checked on TradeMe and other websites in case someone tried to sell the memorabilia, but so far nothing has turned up. Mr Thompson hopes to make contact with the Christchurch RSA to take a photograph of a similar gasmask and helmet to assist with the enquiry, as he had not photographed it before it disappeared. If anyone knows anything, please contact the police or the Rangiora RSA.

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Mimosa Ensemble The Mimosa Ensemble will bring a touch of European style to Rangiora next month. The group of four European­based musicians, who are all New Zealanders, will perform in the Chamber Gallery, at the Trevor Inch Memorial Library on Thursday, August 6, from 7.30pm. Their concert, entitled French Flair, is part of Chamber Music New Zealand’s 2015 Regional Encompass Series of performances in 10 New Zealand centres from July 19 to August 16. The Rangiora concert is being presented by the Waimakariri Community Arts Council. The musicians are all studying or have completed their studies in Europe. The ensemble includes a flautist, oboist,

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Spa magic . . . Victoria Potts, from Amberley, soaks up the heat in the Spa pool at the PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP Dudley Park Aquatic Centre in Rangiora last Saturday.

Centre a winter haven By SHELLEY TOPP With the temperature down to five degrees in Rangiora last Saturday, and snow forecast to low levels, the place to be to warm up was the swimming pool. Inside the Dudley Park Aquatic Centre the air temperature around the indoor pools was a toasty 27.2 degrees Celsius, and warmer in the water. With four swimming areas to choose from ­ an eight­lane, 25­metre pool, a 19.5 metre long learners’ pool, a children’s leisure pool including a toddlers’ area, and a spa pool ­ the aquatic centre is a popular place all year round. Last Saturday, with Waimakariri in

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Danger at courtesy crossings co­ordinator Chris Neason says there is a simple way to avoid this kind of accident. ‘‘When you’re faced with a courtesy crossing, it’s always safer to assume that the other person should go first.’’ Mrs Neason says there are distinct differences between a pedestrian crossing and a courtesy crossing, as a pedestrian crossing has stripes. At a pedestrian crossing motorists are obliged to give way to pedestrians on both sides of the crossing, whereas a courtesy crossing is not an official pedestrian crossing and motorists are not legally obliged to stop.

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Special day for toddlers and their families New Life School gymnasium. Event manager Belinda Topp said Elmo was a very popular guest. ‘‘He was brilliant,’’ she said. Adam Allsorts the clown, Rainbow Lilly the fairy and the Natural Magic Pirate Band were also favourites with the big crowd of more than 1000 people who attended. Ms Topp said the annual event had been a big success, with more stalls than last year’s inaugural event and more people attending. She wanted to give a ‘‘big thank you’’ to real estate agent Michelle Nelson, of Bayleys, for her sponsorship. The event was also supported by KinderCare Learning Centres, Canterbury Early Learning Centres, ABC Rangiora, Leaps and Bounds Preschool and the Woodend Preschool and Nursery.

By SHELLEY TOPP One of Sesame Street’s most famous characters, Elmo, made a surprise appearance in Rangiora last Sunday. The lovable red muppet was a special guest at the fun­filled Toddlers’ Big Day In, a free community event for families and pre­schoolers, held in the Rangiora

Special guest . . . Xavier Cameron (4), of Ashburton, dances with Elmo, a visitor from Sesame Street (photo on left). PHOTOS: SHELLEY TOPP Family time . . . Amie and Tangata Wetere, of Pegasus, with their children Kaia (4) and Tangata Jnr (3) (photo, top right). Clowning around . . . Melu Blackburn (4), of Christchurch, watches Adam Allsorts the clown twisting balloons (photo, bottom right).

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Plenty of fun at Kaiapoi during KidsFest KidsFest came to Kaiapoi for the school holidays, with children turning out for the Kaiapoi Adventure Day on Sunday, July 5, and the Psst! Professional Super Spy Training on Friday and Saturday, July 10 and 11. Organiser Jacqui Jeffrey says the Adventure day saw the kids have lots of fun with PedalMania bikes, while fire crews were on hand to provide fire training, and indoor fun included kinetic sand and activities run by St John. The Psst! Professional Super Spy Training included some extra professional help from Constable Ken Terry, who ‘‘turned up to provide a consultation to the spy trainees’’. Nerf gun training proved popular, while young gladiators honed their fighting skills and families worked together to solve the cryptic codes. Young spies were also Pedal power . . . PedalMania bikes were lots tested in the popular laser maze and of fun at the Kaiapoi Adventure Day. tried out their disguise skills.

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Film and feast at Waikari Life in a Cold Climate by Laura Thompson Nancy Mitford was, as her sister Lady Diana Mosley said, ‘very very complex’. Approaching her subject with wit, perspicacity and huge affection, Thompson, like Mitford, makes her serious points lightly, eschewing cliches about the eccentricities of the Mitford clan. Outback Vets by Annabelle Brayley For those who call the outback home, healthy animals are the key to surviving and thriving. Get to know these gutsy animal lovers as they ride, drive and fly across some of the most remote regions of Australia, rescuing creatures great and small. Stuff I Forgot to Tell My Daughter by Michele A’Court A warm and witty memoir of motherhood (or what you meant to say but were too busy parenting ...) Michele A’Court suddenly found the time she’d never had as a parent ­ to think about being a parent. Mostly, she spent the time wondering if she’d told her daughter everything she needed to know. 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.

Calling all bargain hunters to Oxford Bargain hunters, who love to fossick for that special find, should head to Oxford’s Great Oxford Garage Sale Trail on Sunday, August 2. Over the past five years the event has gone from strength­to­strength and this year promises to be no exception. The trail is based in and around Oxford with maps available at either end of the town on Main Street from 8.30am to 10.30am and at the Village Market from 8.30am until maps run out. It will run from 9am to 2pm. The idea of the Garage Sale Trail came from a member of the community six years ago and the Oxford Promotions Action Committee took up the idea as an event to bring visitors into town to experience what the town had to offer. It was a huge success with between 20 and 30 sites each year. ‘‘This year should be no different,’’ says Co­ordinator Shirley Farrell. ‘‘It’s not only great for the participants of the garage sales, it has to be good for the businesses in Oxford. ‘‘It brings people from all around Canterbury to our town,’’ she says. During or after the garage sale visitors can relax with a coffee or wine and eat at one of cafes, browse through the book, gift and boutique shops, select fresh and

A film and a feast is being organised as a fundraiser for Waikari School. Local chef Kate McMillan will prepare a sumptuous two course meal before the movie Papadopoulos & Sons is shown at the Waikari Hall on July 31. The movie is about self­made millionaire and Greek immigrant Harry Papadopoulos, who, when the economic downturn hits, suddenly loses everything apart from the one thing the bank can’t seize ­ the disused family fish and chip shop in London. Set against a backdrop of economic recession, Papadopolous & Sons is a feel­ good movie about the meaning of success,

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Tree shortage sees sawmiller look to Coast By SHELLEY TOPP A critical shortage of trees for milling in Canterbury is forcing Loburn’s Don Scott to buy timber from the West Coast for his business. Many of the sawmills in Canterbury were having to do the same, he says. Scott owns 8 hectares of land planted in pine trees and slower­ growing macrocarpa. His business, Canterbury Rails, supplies poles and rails for building and construction, plus jump rails and cross­ country rails for equestrian centres and events. ‘‘The demise of forestry in Canterbury deeply concerns me,’’ he said. The destructive Canterbury storms of September 2013, considered to be the worst in 40 years, flattened huge areas of the region’s forestry. ‘‘There have been thousands of hectares of forestry burnt or wasted,’’ Scott said. They were not being replaced because the Government had ‘‘messed up with the Kyoto Protocol which removed incentive to own and plant forests and caused large scale deforestation.’’ ‘‘The Government has totally stuffed up,’’ he said. The Kyoto Protocol is an international treaty negotiated in the Japanese city of Kyoto in 1997 which came into effect during February 2005. Under the treaty, signatories such as New Zealand agreed to work towards

Ngai Tahu Farming landscape and biodiversity plan, shelter belts, reserves and ecological planting is being undertaken throughout the whole forest area.’’ Scott said he did not believe the recent fall in dairy payouts would cause more land to become available for forestry. The dairy industry would recover. ‘‘It’s cyclical,’’ he said. He was not so sure about the forestry industry. ‘‘I love trees,’’ he said. ‘‘I am a real tree hugger. They drag carbon out of the atmosphere, they are great a product to work with and wonderful to look at,’’ he said. Scott, who is also a talented, award­winning photographer, and spent 35 years working in the newspaper industry, planted his first tree when he was aged The Pole Man . . . Don Scott at his business Canterbury Rails, in Loburn. PHOTO: SUPPLIED 10, on land at Himatangi Beach, north of Foxton, in the North Island.‘‘That got me interested,’’ irrigation units on bare land,’’ he was cleared during a reducing greenhouse gas he said. multimillion­dollar project to said. emissions. It was heartbreaking to see develop 20 new dairy farms in ‘‘Land has now become more In New Zealand, vast areas of ‘‘politicians in Wellington who the area, and further north at valuable without trees on it.’’ forests were planted under a haven’t got a clue what they are The Eyrewell Forest, which is Balmoral Forest. carbon­credit scheme where doing creating such havoc’’, in ‘‘We’ve been working for people who planted trees, which owned by Ngai Tahu, was an around six months clearing the example of how dairy absorb greenhouse gases, were the forestry industry. land and burning off,’’ Glen conversion was stripping the paid by the owners of big­ Tree farming was a big Canterbury Plains of forestry, he Clayton, Ngai Tahu Farming’s business industries which emit undertaking, a high­risk venture, development manager, said on said. greenhouse gases. with a long wait for financial ‘‘If you drive along South Eyre its farming website.‘‘One of our Scott said the dairy boom had return. biggest challenges is around also contributed to the problem. Road you can see huge piles With so much uncertainty in burning, as we can only burn at where the forest used to be and the industry and government ‘‘If you fly over Canterbury they are now about to be burned certain times of the year because policies which did not help, now, all you will see are bare of fire risk ­ usually April to putting more CO2 into the paddocks,’’ he said. Scott said it was difficult to see October,’’ he said. ‘‘We used to have shelter belts atmosphere.’’ why people would want to plant However, the iwi also said on Much of the timber had all through Canterbury. They are trees now, which would be a big already been burnt as the forest its website that ‘‘as part of the all gone now. Just huge problem for the future.





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Research into growing species of trees other than radiata pine has been given Government support which has been welcomed by forest owners. Forest Owners Association chief executive David Rhodes says radiata pine is the back bone of New Zealand’s forestry industry and probably always will be. It grows quickly on a wide range of sites and is suitable for many uses from joinery to structural timber and news print. ‘‘By focusing on a single species, we have achieved economies of scale and have developed world class expertise in growing and manufacturing.’’ Despite this, he says radiata is not the ideal species for all growing environments, end uses or market needs and that there are biosecurity risks in being heavily reliant on a single species. Forest owners have therefore appreciated the support of the government for research into alternative species, through the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment(MBIE) the Ministry of Primary Industries Sustainable Farming Fund. Farm Forestry Association president Dean Satchell says the

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MBIE co­funding will enable the industry to make the most of opportunities for alternative species for which there is a market demand, particularly douglas fir, eucalyptus and cypress. ‘‘Douglas fir is our second largest plantation species by area, with commercial plantations in colder areas, including the central North Island and South Island high country. All three species are also widely planted in small blocks on farms.’’ He says the seven year programme takes a value chain approach to breeding, growing and processing of the three species so that market opportunities and returns to growers and processors to be maximised. The Sustainable Farming Fund will co­fund projects on alternative species, which include assessing the durability of coastal redwood timber, producing guidelines for growing totara on farms, evaluating the performance of cypress cultivars on a range of sites as a basis for establishing commercial plantations, selecting and breeding of eucalypt cultivars that are not susceptible to growth strain (a major processing fault) and providing best practice information to forest owners on growing cypress and eucalyptus.

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Maintenance reduces risk Improving heifer grazing

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Farm maintenance . . . Ensure all farm machinery is in good order to avoid injuries. Ensure the operator is aware of any legal requirements, i.e. age, licence requirements, etc. Ensure the operator is familiar with any other hazards where he or she is working. Ensure the operator has knowledge of the vehicle’s limitations for whatever situation or circumstance. Ensure suitable shield/guard is in place over the PTO shaft. Do not work or walk under an elevated front­end loader. Lower the front­end loader to the ground when it is parked. Ensure the operator is aware of the effect of the front­end loader when operating on hills. Ensure hydraulic hoses and pipes are maintained and in good order. No loose clothing is to be be worn while operating machines, and long hair must be tied back. Switch off or shut down the machine before dismounting the tractor to carry out any repairs or maintenance. Guards must never be removed for any reason while the machine is in operation. All drive shafts, V­belt type drives, chain/ sprocket­type drives and PTOs, must have appropriate guards in place.

Heifer grazing management could be greatly improved. While there is a growing interest in heifer management, DairyNZ research has shown the majority of heifers are not meeting their target liveweights before calving, farmers and grazers were told at a workshop during the South Island Dairy Event held at Lincoln University last month. ‘‘Dairy heifers are one of the most difficult stock classes to manage because of their ever increasing feed requirements. Good management will include monitoring, communication between grazers and stock owners and an agreed management plan to meet targets,’’ DairyNZ consulting officer Sarah Dirks says. ‘‘Start with the end in mind and set a mature liveweight target. The mature weight represents the average liveweight of

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Too many New Zealanders die or are seriously injured while working on farm. Speaking to farmers at last month’s South Island Dairy Event at Lincoln University, WorkSafeNZ agriculture programme manager Al McCone said New Zealand’s workplace health and safety record was ‘‘woeful’’ compared to other countries ­ ‘‘twice as bad as Australia and four times worse than the United Kingdom’’. Mr McCone said more people were killed in agriculture than in any other work­ related activity, with 41 deaths on farms in the last two years. The dairy sector could be particularly dangerous, he said. ‘‘People are not just dying, they are getting seriously hurt, affecting farmers and their families for life. In 2014 ACC accepted over 19,000 claims for workplace injury occurring on farms and orchards. ‘‘On the basis of severe harms from workplace injuries per 1000 workers, the dairy sector is the worst of all New Zealand employment sectors.’’ Mr McCone said there were 126 agricultural workplace fatalities during 2008 to 2014, with more than 50 on dairy farms. In the same period there were 49,581 claims made to ACC for injuries on dairy farms, including 7084 for severe injuries, ‘‘where the individual was off work for more than five working days’’. ‘‘In real terms that’s 19 people going to the doctor every day of the year for workplace injuries on dairy farms, and three of those taking more than five days off.’’ Farm vehicles account for more than half of all on­farm fatalities, with vehicle rollovers the most frequent cause. Quad bikes accounted for 28 percent of all on­ farm deaths. However, on dairy farms animals were the most frequent cause of harm, with 10,662 claims being made during the 2008 to 2014 period, with 9,427 injuries caused by being hit or bitten by an animal. Following the Pike River Mine disaster, the Independent Taskforce on Workplace Health and Safety was established in June 2012 to investigate death and injury rates in workplaces and to make some recommendations, Mr McCone said.

Be safe . . . WorkSafeNZ says too many farm workers die or are seriously injured at work. ‘‘The taskforce didn’t pull any punches. Their report used such terms as ‘appalling’, ‘unacceptable’ and ‘unsustainable’ to describe the workplace health and safety landscape.’’ Mr McCone said there was a misconception the proposed new legislation would place extra demands on employers. ‘‘The reality couldn’t be further from the truth. The proposed new law is mostly clarification of the current Health and Safety in Employment Act (1992). ‘‘As the Pike River Mine explosion and the subsequent Taskforce report showed, many business owners do not know their responsibilities, so while it is new to some farmers, it has actually been a requirement since 1992.’’ He said the Safer Farms initiative has been introduced by WorkSafe to work with the agricultural sector to reduce workplace deaths and injuries, to help clarify legal obligations and to provide easy to use information.

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Producing detailed soil maps of New Zealand farms could help improve food production and reduce nitrate leaching, a Lincoln University report suggests. A group of Lincoln students recently spent four days doing a soil survey of Glengael Farm, near Cheviot, to see if soil­ mapping was a worthwhile strategy for increasing farming productivity and minimising the environmental damage caused by agricultural practices. The soil survey, a component of the students’ final year Soil Resources paper, was supervised by Lincoln University Soil and Physical Sciences Associate Professor Peter Almond, and Dr Sam Carrick. The student exercise was part of a larger research effort, known as the Forages for Reduced Nitrate Leaching Programme (FRNL), led by DairyNZ in partnership with several Crown Research Institutes. The programme encompasses a range of projects aimed at reducing nitrate leaching losses from pasture and forage crops. Glengael Farm is one of nine monitor farms in the FRNL programme. Associate Professor Almond says soil­ mapping could allow farmers to carry out practices that are specific to their property and relevant to local soil characteristics. ‘‘This may increase plant biomass production and animal health and provide long­term financial and environmental sustainability.’’ He says farmers could be encouraged to follow Glengael Farm’s example of obtaining a detailed soil map. ‘‘The more this happens nationwide, the more reliable and accurate the information base will be, which will further encourage efficient farming practices and pro­ environmental actions in the wider agricultural community.’’ Glengael Farm is a 484.4ha property that produces sheep and beef, running 2000 breeding ewes and carrying 1000 hoggets every year, as well as 60 beef cattle and 160 dairy grazers. During their survey of the farm, the Lincoln University students carried out a detailed spatial analysis of the soils at the property in order to produce a comprehensive map. For each soil type, pits were dug to 1.5m deep and the key soil features were identified under New Zealand Soil Classification. The students then worked with Landcare Research’s S­map national soil survey team to produce fact sheets for each soil and assess them in terms of nitrate­leaching vulnerability, drainage ability and water­ holding capacity. ‘‘The farm was then subdivided into a patchwork according to combinations of soil and landscape characteristics,’’ says

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Anyone wanting to enter the 2015 Lincoln University Foundation South Island Farmer of the Year competition need to get their skates on, with entries closing on Saturday, August 1. Foundation chairman Ben Todhunter says last year’s competition attracted record entries and culminated with ‘‘the most popular winner’s field day’’, with more than 400 people turning up to tour Patoa Farms, a piggery run by Hawarden father and daughter Steve and Holly Sterne. The competition offers a top prize of a $20,000 travel grant to undertake further farm study or pursue farm business opportunities, plus four $5000 awards for the best performers in specific areas such as resource management, consumer awareness, innovation and human resource management. Mr Todhunter says the Lincoln University Foundation and competition sponsors will be focusing this year on at least matching, if not improving on, last year’s high quality entries. ‘‘One of the keys to getting good numbers and a high quality of entries is nominations. ‘‘Traditionally it has been hard to get

farmers to put their own hand up, but when they’re nominated that seems to take the ‘tall poppy’ factor out of it and they let their nomination go forward. ‘‘We’re looking for leadership, innovation and farming excellence, which can be found equally in small family­owned farm businesses and within large commercial agricultural entities.’’ Mr Todhunter says previous entrants are also encouraged to re­enter. ‘‘The experience of entering can itself be very valuable,’’ he says. ‘‘Because of the farm business evaluation all entrants receive. They can use the feedback provided to work on their business and re­enter in subsequent years to see if the improvements made can get them through to the finals.’’ Nominations and entries forms can be downloaded at www.lincolnuniversityfoundation.org.nz. Judging will occur during September and October with the finals at Lincoln University in November. The competition is open to any form of primary production farm business including agriculture, horticulture, viticulture and aquaculture.

Local breeders win awards North Canterbury breeders performed well in a recent on­farm competition which coincided with the Holstein Friesian New Zealand annual conference last month. More than 700 cows from 103 herds were judged on­farm by Graham Stewart, of Rangiora, who looked for ‘‘their inherent structural correctness without grooming’’. At the AGM, president Doug Courtman reported on the association’s growing and more engaged membership. Treasurer Adrian White reported an operating surplus for the year, making the association profitable for the tenth year in a row. General manager Cherilyn Watson spoke about the changes over the last 11 years of her tenure with the association. She noted that while climatic and financial conditions play a vital part in how the association Graham Stewart. tracks from year to year it is in a good 5­year­old: Creslea Talent Pippa EX, 480kg, Taunton financial position to weather the current Farm, Kaiapoi. storm. Overall Winner: Creslea Talent Pippa EX, 480kg, Taunton Ms Watson also urged members to put Farm, Kaiapoi. their hand up as representatives on dairy DeLaval All NZ Photo Competition: industry boards to ensure the Holstein All NZ Senior Cow: 1. Belbrook Talent Elspeth EX2, Friesian voice is heard. Belbrook Farming Ltd, Rangiora. AGM guest speakers Darryn Pegram and All NZ Junior Cow: 2. Sherraine Alexander Mandy, Dave Sinton, from Fonterra, spoke about Sherraine Holsteins Limited, Kaiapoi. the Lactose/Milk Payment/Volume All NZ Heifer Calf: 1. Clover­Lane Aftshk Sue­ET, Pipe/ Adjustment 2015 and 2016 and DairyNZ Wakelin Partnership, Hamilton / Rangiora. senior scientist Susanne Meier presented Semex On­Farm Competition Results (Judge Graham an outline on High and Low Fertility Stewart, of Rangiora): Research Herd she is undertaking. 5­year­old: 2. Sherraine Shottle Mega­ET, Sherraine Holstein Friesian New Zealand Annual Awards (North Canterbury winners only): World Wide Sires Protein Awards (Awarded to the highest protein producers for the 2013/14 season):

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Ashley smallbore rifle results Teams and Tiverton Cup results, round 285.16 (3) 22 points. Highest individual scores: Division One: Amberley 788.48 (5) 24 Matthew Little 99.6, Robert Dalzell points, West Eyreton 783.43 (4) 32 points, 99.4, Gordon Wright 99.4, Conan Griffin Rangiora 782.37 (3) 28 points. Division 99.4, Keith Brown 98.7 (100.8), Peter Two: West Eyreton 382.21 (5) 32 points, Boerlage 97.1, Chris Kershaw 96.6, Brian Rangiora 297.20 (4) 21 points, Amberley Lunn 96.3, James Briden 96.2. 7:


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Stalwarts mark milestones Jamie Haigh (Jarp to his mates) played his 300th match for Oxford on Saturday, and Jamie Young played his 150th game for Ashley. Haigh made his senior debut in 1993 and represented both North Canterbury and Canterbury Country, and remains a prolific lineout forward. One of his fondest memories was playing in the same Oxford side with all three brothers. Other highlights were winning a number of Grand Final titles. ‘‘To play 300 games for Oxford has been a great honour and humbling experience really. I have made some life­ long friends and have really loved every moment of it,’’ he said. It was a double celebration for the club as Blair Grice who made his Oxford debut in 2008 reached 100 matches. Jamie Young began playing for Ashley

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Last-gasp penalty wins shield By CHRIS ROWE The tables turned for Ashley on Saturday as they beat Saracens in the last play to claim both the Deans and Rakahuri Shields and secure vital North Canterbury division one competition points. The two previous home matches had been lost to last­gasp penalty kicks, but this time it was Lance Taylor who had the chance to bring joy to both his team and supporters. He made no mistake scoring all Ashley points in their 12­10 victory. Saracens had done well to take the lead through a Grant Broderson try with just two minutes remaining. That, on the back of Brett Hancox scoring mid­way during the half, looked to have won the match. They had worked hard to construct two wide ranging tries in what had become very difficult conditions. Despite scoring out wide the momentum for these opportunities was constructed by a strong Saracens forward pack with Morgan Pugh, Mark Smith and Captain, Josh Maynard most prominent. Ashley had played the better territorial game in the first half to give Taylor the chance to land two penalties and a drop goal. They reverted to this plan in the last stanza mounting drive upon drive till rewarded with a 22 metre kicking chance. Ashley halfback Brett Cameron was the Waimak Realty player­of­the­day. They were well served by loose forwards Matt King and Matt Kippenberger with Ethan Cameron in mid­field making several outstanding takes of the high ball both attacking and on defence. Taylor was influential too both for goal and a general kicking game that was ultimately the difference between the two teams with their Captain Jamie Young celebrating his 150th match. Both Oxford and Kaiapoi had plenty to play for when they clashed at Kaiapoi Oval on Saturday but it was Oxford who proved more determined to celebrate Jamie Haigh’s 300th and Blair Grice’s 100th matches with a win, something they secured 26­0. After two early Monty Maule penalties, it was then the tall and powerful Maule who stepped through a stressed Kaiapoi


Dotting down . . . Brett Hancox crosses the line for Saracens during the annual Rakahuri Shield match between Ashley and Saracens at the Loburn Domain on Saturday. Ashley won PHOTO: SUPPLIED. 12­10. defence line to have Oxford leading 11­0 at the break. With the weather continuing to deteriorate, Oxford kept it tight with Josh Brown the recipient of a rolling maul try after just four minutes. No matter how hard Kaiapoi attacked, the Oxford defence never relented, despite losing two players to the sin bin, and it was Oxford who sealed the match with a 48m penalty by Maule in the twelfth minute. Outstanding loose forward Will Sellwood dotted down midway through the half to complete the scoring. There was plenty of action in the Glenmark match against Ohoka despite the miserable conditions. Glenmark led just 7­3 at halftime but ran in another four converted tries in the second half, Chris Keane adding the extras with some from wide angles too. Both teams had their moments but Glenmark showed the greater skill reflected in tries emanating from deep in their own half. Scott Beattie kicked the penalty for Ohoka. Bobby Frame at prop scored two of the Glenmark tries with a 35­metre dash for one of those being no exaggeration.

This week Glenmark on 14 points take on Kaiapoi (7) and should be able to cement a home semi final position. Kaiapoi need an upset win to keep their hopes alive. Saracens, also on 14, meet Oxford (13) so the victor will claim a home semi­final while Ashley (10) take on Ohoka (0). The Rangiora High School’s 1st XV met St Bede’s College on Saturday in their UC Championship match also at Loburn. Despite a strong Rangiora defensive effort throughout, St Bedes were still able to register four tries to win the match comfortably in the end by 30­3. They scored 15 points in each half with Paddy McCullum kicking a penalty in reply. Rangiora were at times ferocious in the tackle forcing St Bedes to execute a number of phases, eventually scoring their tries wide out. Josh Duckworth was outstanding at tight head prop and later at No.8 for Rangiora. He was awarded player­of­the­day for his effort and continues to impress despite this being his first season in the school’s top team. Others to feature were Jordy Gray at halfback, Paddy McCullum from 10, and hooker Louis James.

Rangiora hockey results Men Division 2: Rangiora 1 Harewood 3. Division 3: Rangiora 0 HSOB 2. Player­of­the­day Wade Lynskey. Under 18: Rangiora 1 Christ College 4. Kwik Sticks 11 a side 9 Cathedral Grammar 0 (Justin Meyers 5, Patrick Green 2, Theo van Dorp 2). Player­of­ the­day Justin Meyers. Kwik Sticks 6­a­side 3 Southern 8. Kiwi Sticks 2 HSOB 2 (Ty Nelson 2). Player­of­the­day: Monty Culling. Mini Sticks 8 Kaiapoi 4 (Patrick Kirwan, Danny Webb, M.J Mattheou, Jaren Blanchett, Thomas van de Heiden 4). Player­of­the­day Jaren Blanchett.

Women Division One: Evergreens 7 Southern 0. (Megan Wang, Cath Milne, Karen McMillian, Sue Duggan, Sharon Utteridge, Kate Trolove 2). Player­of­the­day Sharon Utteridge. Division Two: Rangiora 10 Carlton 0 (Krystalena Roberts 4, Jan McDonald 3, Stacey Flay 2, Kerri Lynskey 1). Player­of­the­day Claudia Petrie. Kwik Sticks: Green 3 Marist 1 (Olivia Schupach). Player­of­the­day Shontae Simpson. Kwik Sticks 6­a­side: 8 HSOB 1.(Effie Beaglepole). Player­of­the­day Katelin Nelson. Kiwi Sticks Division 3: Rangiora 2 Carlton 1 (Kaylee McDonald) Player­of­the­day: Abi Hannah.

Kiwisticks Division 4: Rangiora 7 Selwyn House 2 (Jessica Cooper 4, Lucy Moffatt 2, Lucy Asher). Kiwi Sticks Division 8: Rangiora 3 Marist 3 (India Wilkie, Annie Airey and Anna Nedlar). Mini Sticks Division 2: Rangiora 5 Carlton4 (Evie Leeson 3, Ella Sharpe). Player­of­the­day Evie Leeson. Mini Sticks Division 8: Rangiora 4 Marist 2 (Keeley­ Mae Attril 2, Sophie Ward­Martin and Grace Dodson. Player­of­the­day Jasmine Bartram. Thomas van de Heiden who plays in the Rangiora Ministicks team scored four goals for his team then went and played for the opposition and scored another four goals for them. He was picked as the Kaiapoi’s player­of­ the­day.

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LUISETTI SEEDS NORTH CANTERBURY DIVISION 1; Ohoka v. Ashley, Mand 1, 2.45pm, K Fitzgerald; Assistant Referees: R Lane, D Chinnery, SC:; Kaiapoi v. Glenmark, Kai Oval, 2.45pm, G Welch; Assistant Referees: D Taylor, G McGiffert, SC:; Saracens v. Oxford, Sbk 1, 2.45pm, S Laird; Assistant Referees: G Matthews, B Egerton. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD DIVISION 2; Hurunui v. Woodend, Culverden 1, 2.45pm, G Inch; Oxford v. Glenmark-Cheviot, Ox Oval, 1.00pm, Chris Rowe. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD DIVISION 2 - RESERVE; Kaiapoi v. Saracens, Kai Oval, 1.00pm, A Stead; Ohoka v. Ashley, Mand 1, 1.00pm, R Lane; Amberley bye. METRO COLTS - SECTION 1; CBHS 2nd XV v. Glenmark, CBHS 1, 2.45pm. METRO COLTS - SECTION 2; Ohoka v. Belfast, Mand 2, 2.45pm, D Chinnery; Hurunui bye. WOMENS - PLATE; Kaiapoi bye. CRUSADERS SECONDARY SCHOOLS - UC CHAMPIONSHIP; Rangiora HS bye. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U18; Kaiapoi v. Rangiora HS, Kai 1, 1.15pm, D Taylor; Hurunui v. Ashley-Oxford, Culverden 2, 2.30pm, S Marshell. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U16; Hurunui v. Ashley/Amberley, Culverden 1, 1.15pm, A Stokes; Saracens v. Oxford, Sbk 1, 1.15pm, k hancox; Kaiapoi-Woodend bye. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U14½; Kaiapoi v. Ashley Green, Kai 2, 1.30pm, G McGiffert; Ohoka v. Ashley Blue, Mand 2, 1.30pm, B Hyde; Saracens v. Oxford, Sbk 2, 1.30pm, G Matthews. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U13; Amberley v. Woodend, Amb 1, 11.45am, J Le Gros; Kaiapoi v. Hurunui, Kai Oval, 11.45am, L Brine; Ohoka v. Ashley, Mand 2, 11.45am, R Hyde; Saracens v. Oxford, Sbk 5, 11.45am, A Reeve. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U11½; Hurunui Blue v. Ohoka Black, Culverden 2, 10.30am, club ref; Kaiapoi v. Ashley Blue, Kai Oval, 10.30am, R Brine; Hurunui Black v. Saracens Blue, Culverden 1, 10.30am, club ref; Oxford v. Amberley, Ox Oval, 10.30am, club ref; Ashley Green v. Woodend, Lob 4, 10.30am, d topp; Saracens Red v. Ohoka Red, Sbk 5, 10.00am, club ref. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U10; Ashley Blue v. Woodend, Lob Jnr 6, 12.10pm; Hurunui Black v. Ohoka Red, Culverden Jnr 3, 12.10pm; Hurunui Blue v. Glenmark-Cheviot, Culverden Jnr 4, 12.10pm; Kaiapoi v. Amberley, Kai Jnr 3, 12.10pm; Ohoka Black v. Saracens Blue, Mand Jnr 5, 12.10pm; Oxford Black v. Oxford Red, Ox 2, 12.10pm; Saracens Red v. Ashley Green, Sbk Jnr 7, 10.00am. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U9; Ashley Blue v. Woodend, Lob Jnr 6, 10.00am; Hurunui Black v. Ohoka Red, Culverden Jnr 3, 11.05am; Hurunui Blue v. Glenmark-Cheviot, Culverden Jnr 4, 10.00am; Kaiapoi v. Amberley, Kai Jnr 3, 10.00am; Ohoka Black v. Saracens Blue, Mand Jnr 5, 11.05am; Ashley White v. Oxford, Lob Lwr Jnr 3, 10.00am; Saracens Red v. Ashley Green, Sbk Jnr 7, 12.10pm. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U8; Ashley Blue v. Woodend, Lob Jnr 6, 11.05am; Hurunui v. Ohoka Red, Culverden Jnr 3, 12.10pm; Saracens Orange v. Glenmark-Cheviot, Sbk Jnr 6, 11.05am; Kaiapoi v. Amberley, Kai Jnr 3, 11.05am; Ohoka Black v. Saracens Blue, Mand Jnr 5, 10.00am; Oxford Black v. Oxford Red, Ox 2, 11.05am; Saracens Red v. Ashley Green, Sbk Jnr 6, 11.05am. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U7; Ashley Blue v. Ohoka Red, Lob Lwr Jnr 2, 10.50am; Hurunui Black v. Amberley, Culverden Jnr 5, 10.50am; Hurunui Blue v. Glenmark-Cheviot, Culverden Jnr 6, 10.50am; Kaiapoi v. Ashley White, Kai 2A, 10.50am; Ohoka Black v. Saracens Blue, Mand Jnr 7, 10.50am; Friday, 24 July 2015: Oxford Black v. Oxford Red, Oxford, 6.00pm; Saturday, 25 July 2015: Saracens Red v. Saracens Green, Sbk 4B, 10.50am; Saracens Orange v. Ashley Green, Sbk 5A, 10.40am; Saracens White v. Woodend, Sbk 3B, 10.50am; Ohoka White bye. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U6; Ashley Gold v. Ashley Blue, Lob Lwr Jnr 2, 10.00am; Hurunui Black v. Amberley, Culverden Jnr 5, 10.00am; Hurunui Blue v. Ashley White, Culverden Jnr 6, 10.00am; Kaiapoi Blue v. Kaiapoi Gold, Kai 2B, 10.50am; Ohoka Blue v. Ohoka Red, Mand Jnr 9, 10.00am; Ohoka Green v. Ohoka Black, Mand Jnr 9, 10.50am; Oxford Black v. Oxford Red, Ox 4B, 10.00am; Saracens Blue v. Woodend, Sbk 4A, 10.00am; Saracens Orange v. Ashley Green, Sbk 3A, 10.00am; Saracens Green v. Saracens Red, Sbk 3B, 10.00am; Ohoka White bye.

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Properties for sale throughout North Canterbury

9 Haydon Place, Amberley Auction

Be quick!! The hammer is falling for this gorgeous 312m2 family home that is very much one of a kind, offering unique style and loads of charm! Boasting 4 spacious bedrooms (2 of those with ensuites) plus a 3rd main bathroom, 2 large separate lounges with wood burners in each and a separate dining space. You will love the high pitched ceilings, giving the living spaces a nice open feel and the large country style timber




finished kitchen, adding beautiful character to this property. Sitting on a 3050m2 section, you can enjoy the relaxed lifestyle of a semi-rural section, without the hard work of a much larger holding - simply the best of both worlds and right in the heart of Amberley Township, close to cafes, countdown, the golf course, 5 minutes to the beach and only 15 minutes’ drive to Rangiora.



You must view this property to appreciate entirely and we have clear instructions from our Vendors, they are moving on and this gorgeous home will be sold on Auction day! Open Home: Sunday 26th July, 2.15pm - 3.00pm Auction: Wednesday 19 Aug 3:00 p.m. Russley Golf Club, 428 Memorial Ave) (unless sold prior)



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A Real Charmer...

Mitchell MacDonald, Licensed Sales Consultant P. 03 323 6045 or M. 027 222 1292 E. mitchell.macdonald@harcourts.co.nz Brooke Kable, Licensed Sales Consultant P. 03 323 6045 or M. 029 777 6706 E. brooke.kable@harcourts.co.nz View online: www.harcourts.co.nz/BF24759

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A Place to Call Home

Harcourts ID: RG7254

Where Perfection Meets Excellence

Harcourts ID: KI5923

214 Loburn Whiterock Road, Loburn – Delightful 4 bedroom plus sleepout home on 5 acres now

53 Park Terrace, Waikuku Beach – This 2 year old inspiring, 5 bedroom home is stunning! With

available in popular Loburn. Good sheds, pretty english style garden set amongst established shelter -

another 8 years Master Build Guarantee, this home is not to be missed. Beautifully decorated, with

Ready for a new family to enjoy lifestyle living only 8km to Rangiora. Must be viewed to be fully appreciated

quality fixtures and fittings. The open plan living area which is filled with warmth and natural light.

- phone Linda for viewing times.

A triple car garage leaves plenty of room for those Kiwi toys. Our owners are now downsizing and are offering this luxurious home to the market. Register your interest today!

Linda Warren-Davey

Jayne Martin

Licensed Sales Consultant

Auction: Wednesday 19th August 3:00 p.m. (unless sold prior)

Licensed Sales Consultant

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





P. 03 327 5379 M. 027 517 7937 E. jayne.martin@harcourts.co.nz





10 Acres Town & Country

Harcourts ID: BF23787

Investor Liquidates Bungalow

Harcourts ID: BF24636

187A Belfast Road, Belfast – Lifestyle or landbank block - a rare opportunity that is seldom available

1 York Street, Oxford – Our Auckland-based vendor requires an urgent sale for this relocated semi-

in this area, so close to the city. Enjoy the benefits of country living, including the opportunities that

renovated 1950’s bungalow. Currently 2 bedrooms, with plans and building consent to able to complete

the nearby city provides. This bare lifestyle block offers a blank canvas for building your dream

to a 3 bedroom home. Buyers have the choice to be able to complete the plans themselves, or have

home, or landbank for future development.

it done for them by the current owner, to obtain code of compliance - ideal for first-home buyers or an investor who wishes to execute to plan, and further the property’s value.

Mitchell Roberts & Mana Tai Licensed Sales Consultants

Auction: Wednesday 5 August 3:00 p.m. (unless sold prioir) th

Mitchell Roberts & Mana Tai

Deadline Sale: Wednesday 29th July 4.00 p.m. (unless sold prior)

Licensed Sales Consultants

P. 03 323 6045 M. 0274130797 or 0276262824 E. mitchandmana@harcourts.co.nz

P. 03 323 6045 M. 0274130797 or 0276262824 E. mitchandmana@harcourts.co.nz






A Wonderful World of Living

Harcourts ID: KI5889

6a Evans Place, Kaiapo – Fabulous family home of 290m2 offering large separate living areas,

Sun & Space

Harcourts ID: BF24753

2 Jordan Street, Kaiapo – Our owners’ circumstances have changed and they are leaving behind

hostess kitchen, butlers pantry, 4 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, separate laundry, double

this delightful home for a new owner. Built in 2014, post-major earthquakes, this lovely modern 4bdrm

internal access garage, plus separate single garage/workshop. Built for all days sun and privacy

brick home is spacious with large double bedrooms, second separate living room, butler’s kitchen /

with modern decor through out and set on a well fenced 953m2 section in a great location - this

scullery, office nook, walk-in linen & attic storage, double garage, master en-suite and walk-in-robe - all

makes for fabulous family living.

positioned on a privately fenced sizable 707m² section with entertainment patios.

Carole Morgan

Mitchell Roberts & Mana Tai

Licensed Sales Consultant

P. 03 327 5379 M. 027 288 8216 E. carole.morgan@harcourts.co.nz

Contributor to www.realestate.co.nz

Auction: Wednesday 5th August 3:00 p.m. (unless sold prior)

Licensed Sales Consultants




P. 03 323 6045 M. 0274130797 or 0276262824 E. mitchandmana@harcourts.co.nz





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For Sale

New Listing | 6 Leithfield Road, Leithfield 1,127m




Village Home. Tidy Fraemohs home, the spacious living areas include dining, family room and lounge heated by an efficient log burner with wetback. The kitchen has good work surfaces, gas hob and electric oven, dishwasher. The home includes three bedrooms, the master with en suite. The 1,127m2 section is fenced and includes a single garage plus carport, a carport suitable for a campervan and two secure sheds for storing your toys. Located close to an excellent primary school; an easy walk to the local pub for a meal or a drink, or down to the river for some exercise. | Property ID AM1021


Cust | 230 Cottles Road 37.9 Hectares

Irrigated Bareland. 25 Hectares irrigated 12 litres per second surface consent until 2038. Diesel pump underground mainline with longline sprinklers, 12 hectares of un-irrigated land with several creeks. 25 hectares deer fenced into eight paddocks with substantial deer/cattle yards. Flat to gentle river terraces - adjacent to Ashley River. North-facing with amazing views, private, peaceful location at the end of a no-exit road plus duck pond. Idyllic building site, flexible possession date. Adjacent property of similar size (approximately 75% irrigated) available for lease (subject to approval). | Property ID RA1510

James Murray 027 436 8103 Canterbury

Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119 Canterbury

1,000m - 2,023m 2

By negotiation



Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

Exciting Commercial Land Development. Ignore Previous Pricing - Invest in this fast growing region, great access, no commute worries here. Adjacent to SH1, reticulated Council water, Council sewerage, three phase electricity. Suit agri-business, retail storage, light industry, professional offices, cafe and medical facilities. Situated between Courage and Pound Roads. A major national rural servicing company have already established their business in the development. Vendor motivated to sell Stage One now. Stages 2 and 3 to follow. 14 sections in total. | Property ID RA1635


Kaikoura | Mt Fyffe Road


By appointment


By negotiation

Subject to title


Amberley | Courage Road


By appointment


Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425

Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425 Canterbury

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718 Canterbury

By appointment


Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425 Malcolm McNaughton 027 297 4297

9,500m - 3.15 Hectares

By negotiation

Mt Fyffe Heights. Unsurpassed views from mountains to the sea. Five totally unique, elevated lifestyle blocks set under Mt Fyffe with a native bush backdrop. Outstanding views over rural farmland to the Peninsula and Pacific Ocean. All blocks will be fully fenced with water, power and telephone on boundary. Close to Fyffe Palmer Walk, approximately five minutes’ drive north-west of Kaikoura township. Practical covenants, mail to gate and school bus. Subject to issue of new titles. | Property ID RA1631



Barry Keys 027 434 7689 Canterbury

Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600 Kaikoura

By appointment


Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600

Allan Gifford 027 226 2379 Marlborough

Chris Abbott 027 435 2872 Marlborough

0800 200 600 | farmlandsrealestate.co.nz

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For Sale Amberley

Pelorus Sound







Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

Chris Abbott 027 435 2872

North West Bay 3,869m2

5A Gilbert Street 881m2

Easy-Care Home And Garden. This delightful tidy home is located on a rear section with an easy-care garden. The home consists of an open-plan kitchen and living room; three double bedrooms, family bathroom with bath and separate shower and separate toilet. The kitchen has beautiful timber work surfaces, dishwasher, wall oven, rangehood and refrigerator. French doors in the living room give access to a covered verandah and paved patio overlooking the garden. Double garage. | Property ID AM1020

North West Bay. Entry level Sounds bach set amongst mature bush, native birds over looking North West bay. Fish at the door step, mooring and 35 minutes’ boat trip from Havelock. Two bedroom Initial home, solar power, gas cooking, aluminium windows, colorsteel roof and hardiplank exterior for low maintenance. | Property ID BL1139





Brandon Mews 1,044m2

Queen Charlotte Drive 3,985m2 By negotiation over

Offers invited




Chris Abbott 027 435 2872

Chris Abbott 027 435 2872 Simply Stunning. Words cannot describe attention to detail, the quality of fixtures and fittings plus overall planning and forethought that has been included in this architecturally designed masterpiece. Built to the most exacting standards in approximately 2008, on a private section. Four generous double bedrooms, master with impressive walk-in wardrobe and en suite with spa. Four car garaging, auto security gates, wine cellar, 20m heated lap pool, too many features to list. A must see property. | Property ID BL1134

Forever Changing Views. Te Puia Heights. Peace and tranquillity, bird life, quiet, micro climate, slice of paradise, outstanding views. All words used by our vendors to describe their special place. Outstanding twin living, four bedroom, three bathroom, 209m2 permanent material home set in a bush clad setting overlooking Mahakipawa Inlet, close to Havelock. Five car garaging and 100,000 litres of water storage. | Property ID BL1147



228 Wrekin Road 25.7 Hectares

Blind River Loop Road 8.5 Hectares Price


By negotiation

Offers invited



Allan Gifford 027 226 2379

Allan Gifford 027 226 2379

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


Redwood Pass Road 153 Hectares

Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119 Canterbury



68 Hawthorne Road 1.7 Hectares



$600,000 plus GST (if any)

By negotiation



Allan Gifford 027 226 2379

Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600

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

James Murray 027 436 8103 Canterbury

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

Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425 Canterbury

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718 Canterbury

Dare To Be Different. Modern kitchen with walk-in pantry, open-plan living with floor-to-ceiling double-glazed windows and doors, plus a separate media room. Four bedrooms, master with en suite and walk-in wardrobe. Set in a sheltered private location, with views over established native plantings with the mountains as a backdrop. Separate, older two bedroom cottage surrounded by fruit trees. | Property ID TU10591

Barry Keys 027 434 7689 Canterbury

Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600 Kaikoura

Allan Gifford 027 226 2379 Marlborough

Chris Abbott 027 435 2872 Marlborough

0800 200 600 | f armlandsrealestate.co.nz

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Kane Shield makes big splash in Kaiapoi The Kane Shield proved to be a success last week. The popular Kaiapoi swimming competition, which has a 60 year history, was resurrected last year by the You Me We Us project as a fun night out for families. Waimakariri District Council community development advisor Linda Dunbar says this year’s event was ‘‘an extremely successful night’’ with 31 teams competing ­ up from 25 teams last year. ‘‘After some fierce competition between a whopping number of teams, our champions for this year were announced. ‘‘Thanks to everyone who swam, sponsored, sausage sizzled and scored, your efforts resulted in a great night for all who attended. Looking forward to

doing it all again next year.’’ She says the event was successful thanks to the sponsorship of local couple Jenny and Glen Scott, of Easylawn. The Kane Shield dates back to 1948, when the Kaiapoi Swimming Club was low on funds. The then president Bill Kane made a lighthearted challenge to one of his committee members to join him in a swimming race, Mrs Dunbar says. ‘‘And thus the Kane Shield was born. From one simple swimming race, the event mushroomed over time to a sixty team festival, held annually, and which attracted significant funding for the swimming club.’’ After a six year break the Kane Shield returned last year with 25 teams.

Entrants competed in teams of four and to be eligible for the Kane Shield, three of the four swimmers had to live, work or attend a school in the Kaiapoi area or belong to a Kaiapoi sports club. As well as the Kane Shield for the overall winning team, there was a You Me We Us trophy for the best school team and trophies for the best industry or business team, the best family team, the best sports club team, the team with the fastest time and the team which finished runner­up. More photos can be found on the You Me We Us project Facebook page. Big splash . . . Competitors make a big splash at last week’s Kane Shield swimming competition.


Winners . . . A team of ‘‘finely tuned athletes’’, known as Masters FTA, took out the Kane Shield at the Kaiapoi Aquatic Centre last week.

Speedsters . . The winners of the Harry Bates Rose Bowl for the fastest time was D12. The boys swam the race in just 47 seconds.

And they’re off . . . Action from the Kane Shield swimming at the Kaiapoi Aquatic Centre last week.

This week’s open homes in North Canterbury Thursday July 23rd Kaiapoi

2.00pm 2.45pm

Rangiora 1.00pm



U63, 150 Williams St

Harcourts Twiss Keir

29 Victoria Street

Harcourts Twiss Keir

Saturday July 25th Fernside

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Harcourts Twiss Keir

2 Jordan Street 10 Tuhoe Ave 14 Toa Street 29 Peraki Street 2 Tapautu Street

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

55 Kawari Drive

Harcourts Twiss Keir

87b Newnham Street

Waimak Real Estate

651 Lower Sefton Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

Sunday July 26th Amberley 11.00am 11.00am 2.15pm 2.45pm


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Tekoa Estate Amberley Beach Rd 61 Willowside 9 Haydon Place 138 Carters Road 187 Belfast Road


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311 Lehmans Road

53 Park Terrace

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1820 Cust Road 1273 Oxford Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

228 Swannanoa Road 95 Pesters Road 212 Isaac Road

Waimak Real Estate Waimak Real Estate Harcourts Twiss Keir

2 Jordan Street 12 Waiotahi Road 16 Lilian Street U63, 150 Williams Street 24 Lilian Street 50 Sterling Crescent 17 Tuhoe Avenue 20 Magnolia Boulevard 6a Evans Place

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14 John Leith Place 86E Leithfield Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

34 Hodgson Road 12 Makerikeri Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

145 Dawsons Road 792 Tram Road 755 Main Drain Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

149 Main Street 122 Main Street 645 Bay Road 1 York Street

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

3 Tutaipatu Ave

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18/3 Reeves Road Lot 17 Arlington Park Lot 19 Arlington Park 7 El Alamein Avenue 30 Sequoia Way 15 Cedar Place 29 Victoria Street Elm Green Sub Division 30 Sequoia Way 16 Lancewood Way 37A Ivory Street 9 Hassall Street 58 Kowhai Ave 20 Milesbrook Close 7 Green Street

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1206 Two Chain Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

53 Park Terrace 14 Allin Drive 15 Ensors Place 11 Queens Avenue

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

2494 South Eyre Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

17 Petries Road Harcourts Twiss Keir 54 Rangiora Woodend Rd Harcourts Twiss Keir

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CASH 4 CARS and 4WD'S Phone Automotive Parts 03 313 7216 AUTO & MARINE UPHOLSTERY Cloth and vinyl seats repaired / recovered. Ute seats / Tractor seats, Ute / Boat covers repaired / replaced. Boat / Caravan squabs and cushions, 2 and 4 wheel bike seats, Floor mats / carpet replacements etc. Heavy machinery covers, Tramp mat repairs / replacements. Same day service by qualified tradesman. Ph Robbie Boyd 027 424 1876 DISMANTLING and buying all models of Falcons now. Please phone 03 3125 064 .

Personal FISHING Buddy required. Man with boat requires Motunau conversant for trips. Phone 03 383 5813.

For Sale NO bees? Rent a beehive. Fully managed by regis­ tered bee keepers. You get pollination plus honey. Phone 027 657 2007.

Public Notices

Friends of the Hurunui District Libraries Inc AGM will be held on Friday, 31st July, 2015, at 2.00 pm in the, RSA Room, Hurunui Memorial Library, Amberley. Our guest speaker is John Reynolds, purveyor of books. If you are interested in books and/or supporting the Library network in the Hurunui you are very welcome to attend. Any enquiries to Yo Turnbull, Secretary, Friends of the Hurunui District Libraries Inc. (Phone 03 314 5875). Refreshments will be served after.

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.


“A Sense of Christmas”

Sun ay h No em er 2015 1 am – pm

Calling all Stallholders

/ sii ss s $ ui s ss @ i m

Hurunui Veterans Tennis AGM,

2nd August 2015, 11am at Glenmark Reserve, Waipara. New players welcome. Please bring a plate for a shared lunch.



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

Pride & Quality Painting & Decorating Services

20 yrs exp, fast and friendly service. For all your painting needs, phone: Martin 310 6187 or 021 128 9867 TWEED Decorating for your painting and wallpapering needs, interior or exterior. Based in Hawarden covering the Hurunui area. Call Phil on 027 558 9333 or 03 314 4110.


Must be physically fit, have clean drivers licence, ability to work alone as with others, some experience preferred but not essential. Work is varied within North Canterbury and Christchurch. Apprenticeship available to right person. Contact Nick 03 3148 366 or email CV to info@gardenfeatures.co.nz 1621107

Canterbury Water Services Ltd is an irrigation compan y based in Rangiora. We service the wider Canterbury Region. We are farm water specialists and perform all plumbing needs on farming units. Looking for an experienced Water Technician wanting to advance to a charge role. Full licence, rural knowledge, lives locally, honest and reliable and have the ability to complete tasks unaided and on time, problem solve, knowledge & experience with irrigation preferred. For more information please call James on 021 730 865 Email: canterburywaterservices@gmail.com


Open Monday - Sunday 9am - 5pm


Situations Vacant Situations Vacant


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

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

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Entertainment CLARKVILLE School presents The Court Jesters. Bringing Scared Scriptless to The Clarkville School MPF (hall). A night full of belly laughter. Not to be missed! Friday 31st July ­ doors open at 7pm. Tickets are $25 per person includ­ ing nibbles. Available from our School office. Phone 327 2818 or via facebook www.facebook.com/ClarkvillePTA There is a cash bar and raffles. Fundraising for our childrens landscaping plans.

Thursday July 23 2015

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

Engineering EXCEL Eng. Ltd. Struc­ tural & General Engineers. Coded welding, House Beams & Lintels, Machining, Profile Cutting, Hydraulic Press, Crane Truck Hire & Skip Hire. Avail now for all jobbing work. We also manufacture & repair jet boats. Work­ shop at 181 Loburn Whiterock Rd. Ph/fax 03 312 8884, mobile 027 486 0415 anytime.


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 NORTH Canterbury rates. Phone Mike 027 313 Painters. Reg Tradesman. 1872. Interior, exterior painting. Free quotes. Covering SUMMERFIELD Fencing North Canterbury, Oxford, Ltd in your area now. Kaiapoi, Rangiora, Amber­ Lifestyle or farm, sheep, ley. Phone Robin Driver 03 cattle, horse, all types of 327 7899 or 027 432 3520. animals. Fences, yards, sheds, arenas, shelters, PAINTER Top quality runs. 27 years contract work. No job too big or fencing. John is available to small. We stand by Canter­ help with your design and bury. Call Wayne 027 274 planning. Ph Carol or John on 03 312 4747. 3541.

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

Phone 03 314 8335 for more details or email info@thenewsnc.co.nz • Please include your address, suburb and contact details GENERAL Labourers required. TC and Sitesafe an advantage. Phone Jade Resourcing 03 327 0656, 66 Ohoka Rd, Kaiapoi.

Situations Wanted DOMESTIC house cleaning. By experienced 30 year old Woman. Loburn, Rangiora, North Canterbury areas. Excellent References. Please phone Tarsh 027 304 6812. ENGINEER looking for work, building experience. North Canterbury area. Contact adrian@amuri.net.

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

A PROFESSIONAL job by local owner operator, from concrete around new homes to resurfacing floors. For your next con­ crete job, residential or business, phone LE’ CON­ CRETE on 03 314 9366.

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

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Chimney Cleaning


Health & Beauty

Tree Services

Tree Services

Tree Services

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

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

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

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

HOMEOPATHY Do you suffer from Migranes, Hayfever, or a lingering cough? Maybe a natural approach with a Homeopathic remedy will help. Phone Jennifer Mackinder (Dip.Hom) 03 314 8046.

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

NORTH Canterbury Tree Care. Specialising in big trees in small spaces, long term tree plans, advisory service, fully insured. Free quotes, prompt service. Phone Mike Gilbert 0800 873 336.

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



No job too small or big Free quotes

Ph 027 204 5358 (03) 312 7042

• Subdivisions • Hot Chip Sealing • Horse Arenas • Driveways • Shingle Supplies

Darwin Earthworks Ltd Rangiora


Ph Rob McAlister 027 434 0315 A H 03 313 2276

DRESSMAKING. Bev’s Sew Good Services, still open for all your alter­ ations, repairs, dress­ making, curtains. Phone 327 5535. (formerly from Tamara’s).

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


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

Bevan and Shane Frahm

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

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

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

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

Wanted FORESTRY Export logs and firewood logs wanted blue gum / oregon / macro­ carpa / pine plantations / forestry blocks / land clear­ ing / stumps out / 20 tonne excavator / removal dan­ gerous trees / dangerous wind blown / storm damaged. Free quote. Ph or text 027 956 1642. WANTED Carry All for ATV. Phone 03 327 2190.

www.longsilver construction.com

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

• Licensed Building Practitioner • Registered Master Builder

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



Ph 312 4205 Oxford

Mon-Fri 8-4.30 | Sat 8-12pm

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


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

Select Health

Ring Mark 027 229 7310 for a free quote



Oxford Butchery



We can arrange to kill and process your Beef, Pork, Lamb, Venison and Game Meat NOW! Open Saturday Mornings Phone (03) 327 8219 A/H 027 306 3874


0272 02 272 72 455 45 55 5 149 14 49 9

STEEL cut to length

Graham Nelson Cell 027 313 1233 graham-nelson@outlook.com

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

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



51 Ashley Street Rangiora

Civil and Drainage

Driveways Landscaping Retaining Walls Earthworks Foundations

Wastewater Septic Tanks Treatment Plants Drainage Irrigation

Specialise in: Soffut (Early Entry Saw) House & Factory Floor Slabs All Aspects of Ground Sawing, Floor Grinding, Wall Cutting/ Core Drilling – Up to 600mm diameter Residential & Commercial

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

Free quotes (will travel)

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

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


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

“If it’s broke, let’s fix it”

03 313 2840


Computer Repairs


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


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

Phone Maureen or Karen 03 327 4919 or 027 427 4919

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







Domestic | Commercial | Repairs | Alterations | Additions

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

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

Dairy Conversion Specialist

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

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

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



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



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

Ph Chris 027 365 5818


Ideall as an exttra bedroom or office.

TV Work UHF Aerials Satellite dishes


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








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.


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

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



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

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

Glass Repair

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

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

Call us now on (03) 313 5335 NORTH CANTERBURY

Glass & Auto Glass

All Insurance Companies work welcome

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

We also repair Windscreens and install Double Glazing

Landscape Design


We provide new build landscape packages, one-off projects and garden makeovers. Call me for a free no obligation consultation.


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

Painters / Decorators





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

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



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

Locally owned and operated

• Kitchen Cupboards • Wardrobes

Phone Arthur 312 6525 021 310 737

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





Kaiapoi Podiatry

For All Your Foot Care Needs

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

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

Julia Home

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

Timber Sales

Water Blasting


• Wooden Windows • Caravan Joinery repairs and new





Waterblasting Ltd Servicing Canterbury Commercial & Residential Quality Timber at discounted prices

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

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





Landscape Architect available for Professional Garden Design


For all your landscaping needs



LANDSCAPE DESIGN PLANTING PLANS www.directdesignlanddscapes.co.nz



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


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

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

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

Thursday July 23 2015



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

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Rangiora & Kaiapoi Toyota DEALS THAT’L L MAKE YOU










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


2011 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER 2012 TOYOTA YARIS F/DECK 70 SERIES 1300cc, auto, just 52,000km and in lovely


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

condition. Great value.

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


Was $42,995 Now $40,995



Now $51,995

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

2400, auto AWD, low kms & stunning to drive

Now $14,995


2.5 AWD, auto, low kms, silver

Now $35,995


2010 TOYOTA HILUX SR5 5-speed, 3.0 t/diesel, canopy, alarmed, 124,000km





2013 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER LTD; just 44,000km, stunning in silver with leather trim.........................$48,995


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



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

Now $47,995


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

Was $36,995

Now $35,995

2014 HILUX SR5 D/CAB 4WD, 3.0, turbo diesel, ex-demonstrator, 7,000km ...................................... $47,995 2014 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER GXL AWD, (new shape), 7-seater, stunning in Crystal Pearl, 19,000km $53,995 2009-2014 TOYOTA HILUX S/CAB, E/CAB, D/CAB 2WDS. Enquire today!................................ From $19,995 2010 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER PRADO VX, 3.0 t/diesel, 7 seats, leather.............................................. $54,995 2005 TOYOTA AVENSIS, 2.0L auto, very well optioned, Lustre Pearl ...................................................$11,995 2012 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER PRADO, 7-seater GX, 3.0 t/diesel, auto, low km .................................. $49,995

2014 TOYOTA YARIS (new shape)






1300cc, auto, safe and so economical! Stunning colour


1800, auto, cruise control, r/camera & much more

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

2010 TOYOTA HILUX 2WD D/C, 2.7L, 5-speed ................................................................................... $19,995 2008 TOYOTA DYNA VAN, 4.0 diesel, 5-speed, 2.0-tonne capacity..................................................... $22,995


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

(Kaiapoi After Hours: John Mellor 027 478 7685) www.rangiora.toyota.co.nz • • www.kaiapoi.toyota.co.nz John Glubb 027 432 1610 • Dale Clark 027 424 1422 • Robin Illingworth 027 435 5105

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