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Plastic bags: Levy proposed to discourage use. — page 5.

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Rural workforce to be given a helping hand By ROBYN BRISTOW Migrant farm workers and their families settling into new jobs in rural North Canterbury will soon have a helping hand to make them feel at home. A Community­Connector is to be appointed in the Amuri basin in a bid to address isolation among the large migrant farm workforce and others taking up work on farms in the area. The initiative comes after Enterprise North Canterbury (ENC) and the local Culverden business community joined forces in a bid to help newcomers, employees and the wider community to avoid feeling isolated and to help them make meaningful connections and grow a sense of belonging. The project, which started on May 1, has been facilitated by local social consultant, Sandra James and Enterprise North Canterbury (ENC) business development manager, Miles Dalton. Mr Dalton says it followed a request to ENC from the Hurunui District Council to research the needs of Culverden to make people feel more at home in the area. A number of businesses were interviewed along with key community representatives who, among other things, expressed concern at the lack of support and information for newcomers to the area. ‘‘The response to this grew beyond the immediate business needs to encompass anyone in the

area who is experiencing social isolation. ‘‘This holistic approach was what the business community wanted and reflects the fact that local businesspeople care deeply about the Amuri Basin and the people who live here,’’ says Mr Dalton. Hurunui Mayor, Winton Dalley says social isolation is a prevalent issue facing many rural communities and is seen to contribute to the lack of community engagement and a high employment, turnover rate, for local employers. ‘‘Our farms are made up of a large migrant workforce. ‘‘With this increasing diversity comes a difference in culture and language. We also have a culture in the dairy industry where New Zealanders move from region to region. What we’ve seen is that assimilation into a new community can be challenging for both foreign and domestic workforce. ‘‘We need to give them the information they need to engage with their new community. Where to go for services and assistance with health, education, social matters.’’ Sandra James, who is gathering information to set systems and processes in place for the new Community­Connector position says the overall aim of the initiative was to support newcomers or those experiencing social isolation by providing a pro­ active contact point that could connect them to the community.

This was being achieved by working with community groups, volunteers and community champions in the Amuri Basin to strengthen networks and to build community capability and capacity to meet low level resident needs. ‘‘The Community­Connector role will add real value to the community by ensuring links are made to existing services and programmes and are followed up ­ helping people to connect with the resources and information they need to engage with and participate in their community,’’ says Mrs James. The project has had a high level of support, with $20,000 provided by the Ministry of Social Development and local businesses providing almost $10,000 in sponsorship. The recruitment process is set to begin in September, 2015. ‘‘We’re looking for someone passionate about helping people connect, who knows their community and has tons of energy and enthusiasm,’’ says Mrs James. Heather Warwick, CEO of ENC says from an economic development perspective community and economic development are inherently interconnected. ‘‘We need to stress that every rural community has their own social issues. We are piloting a new initiative in Amuri because it has seen the greatest social expansion and transformation of workforce in the last 10 years,’’ she says.

Blue moon . . . Visitors have an opportunity to see the real thing GRAPHIC SUPPLIED. at Oxford tomorrow night.

Once in a Blue Moon at Oxford By SHELLEY TOPP A rare occurrence is often explained as ‘‘once in a blue moon’’. Tomorrow night (Friday July 31) the Oxford Area School Observatory is providing visitors with a chance to look at the real thing during their Light on the Night Constellation Tour. The observatory’s Once In A Blue Moon evening starts at 7pm, and is part of the celebrations for International Year of Light (and Light­Based Technologies) 2015. The Year of Light

celebrations are a United Nations initiative aimed at promoting the importance of light, including cosmic light and optical technology in daily life worldwide. Oxford Area School astronomer James Moffat said the evening was also a public relations exercise to help increase community awareness of the observatory. The observatory was an amazing facility, but it was not really that well known. ‘‘We would love to see the community making more use of it,’’ Mr Moffat says. Continued Page 2

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Tireless work for their community, in a variety of ways, has led to four women being recognised with Community Services Awards at special Hurunui District Council functions recently. Linda Dellaway was recognised for her service to the Waipara community. She and her husband Tom arrived in Waipara with their young family in 1970, moving in next door to the Waipara Fire Station. The volunteer brigade needed a radio operator, a job Linda took up after being assured it would require very little time. Her first job was to a major derailment which took up the whole day. But she was not put off. She has gone on to answer the call of the siren in this capacity, day and night for around 35 years leading to her becoming an honorary life member and a highly valued member of the volunteer brigade. She has also spent 15 years cleaning the Waipara Memorial Hall and still manages the bookings. Mrs Dellaway has also spent time as a Brownie Leader and served on committees for both Brownies and scouts, the Resident Association, Reserves, the school play centre and as president and secretary for the Women’s Institute. Her community spirit helped get fundraising up and running to build a Children’s playground next door to the fire brigade to give young people and their families a safe, fun area to be in. Mrs Dellaway has visited and supported many in the community, taken in children when mothers needed a break and fostered many children over the years. She and Tom adopted two children, adding to their own family. Trudy Reid was recognised for her contribution to the Amberley School, of which she has become an integral part. Mrs Reid volunteers three mornings

Honoured . . . Linda Dellaway who was recognised for her tireless work in the PHOTO: SUPPLIED. community.

Trudy Reid. . . Mayor Winton Dalley presents her with a Community Service PHOTO: SUPPLIED. Award.

a week and in that time she does a huge variety of tasks which helps the teachers and the school to function well. She does general office duties, filing, photocopying, checking the stationery cupboard and paper stocks, helps distribute the school newsletter and does endless messages. Mrs Reid also helps teachers with covering student profile books and journals and prepare the classroom reading books and journals. She is unassuming, has a great sense of humour and does all tasks willingly and cheerfully. Collette Macgregor was recognised for her long community service with generations of Pippins, Brownies and Guides who have had their lives shaped in part by her. She fulfilled various roles as a leader, administrator, at local, provincial and national level. Mrs Macgregor and husband Don, are stalwart St John volunteers with Collette taking on a role as a training officer.

She has also had a long­term commitment with the Amuri Area School, particularly in the area of language skills. Jackie Watson was recognised for her dedication and service to the Cheviot community through her voluntary service in the Craft Centre, St John and Community Gymnasium. She has been a dedicated member of the Craft group for at least 15 years where she willingly shares her expertise and exquisite embroidery. Jackie continues to be an active member of St John since joining in 1989. She was secretary of the Cheviot area for 12 years and continues to make herself available to relieve as secretary when required. She voluntarily cleans the Ambulance station and is secretary of the community gymnasium where she is always willing to help out other committee members. Jackie promotes the gym to the wider community for the benefits it brings to their health and often goes beyond her role so the gym is clean and functional.

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One hundred hot air balloons will also be released during the evening. There will also be a moonlight sausage sizzle, with hot drinks available, and 1000 glow sticks to give away, plus other giveaways for children. The entries for the observatory’s Kids Blue Moon poster competition, which was open to pupils from all New Zealand schools, will also be on show. The winning poster will be judged by the Oxford Area School art teacher Valerie Hill, but visitors on the night will also be given the opportunity to vote for a People’s Choice winner.

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From Page 1 A blue moon occurs when there are two full moons in one month. It is a rare occurrence, because full moons generally appear 29.5 days apart. This means that on average, a blue moon will only occur during 41 months every century, or once every two­and­a­half years. Tomorrow night, observatory visitors will also get the chance to see the stunning southern sky star patterns through the big telescope, and short films about the moon on the big screen in the school’s gymnasium hall.

The observatory is at the Oxford Area School’s grounds, 52 Bay Road, Oxford. Entry will be by gold coin donation. Funds raised on the night will go towards the $35,000 needed to buy a new telescope. The observatory’s Meade LX50 10’’ telescope is now 15 years old, and vast technology improvements have occurred since then. The upgrade to a new Meade LX 200 GPS 16’’ ACF telescope would ‘‘open up a whole new universe to the students and teachers at the school plus the general public’’, the Oxford Area School’s website said.

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Mayors welcome review By DAVID HILL North Canterbury’s Mayors have welcomed proposals in a local government funding review. Local Government New Zealand released a 10­point plan at last week’s conference to encourage discussion around how local infrastructure is funded in the future. Kaikoura Mayor Winston Gray says the plan is a chance to consider the impact of providing infrastructure for tourism on a district with a small rating base. ‘‘In our situation, we have a population of 3600 and being a major tourist centre our visitor impact is large, so it will be good to have a conversation around how to fund that in a way which is fair and equitable.’’ Mr Gray says the council needs to provide things like extra signage and toilets for visitors, as well as the extra impact on parks and reserves, but is unable to directly tax tourists. A visitor levy is one of the proposals for discussion. ‘‘New Zealand as a whole is a tourist destination, but the impact is greater on smaller communities like Kaikoura and Queenstown. ‘‘Most of the impact is positive, but

there’s times when it is costing us as a local community.’’ The Hurunui District Council faces a similar challenge to Kaikoura, particularly for funding infrastructure for tourists in Hanmer Springs. ‘‘Anything we can do to address these issues to improve the outcomes for our communities has got to be looked at,’’ Hurunui Deputy Mayor Marie Black says. ‘‘We have got to be forward thinking about these things. We all want the best infrastructure, but being able to manage that from a financial point of view is a really difficult one to judge.’’ Waimakariri Mayor David Ayers says he also welcomes the discussion, in particular a proposed review of how development contributions can be spent and simplifying the rates rebate scheme. The funding review also included developing an agreed action plan to test new ideas, including centrally imposed costs and cost sharing where there is a national benefit, removing mandatory rating exemptions (including Crown­owned facilities like schools) and giving better guidance to assist councils decisions on trade­offs. The review says road user charges,

targeted levies and fuel taxes should be allowed in areas where there is population pressure, councils should be able to retain a share of profits from economic activity related to local intervention and investment and receive a proportion of any mineral royalties. Mr Ayers says he also has concerns around mixed messages about the prospect of amalgamations. ‘‘The (Local Government) Minister (Paula Bennett) delivered a strong message about the need for change, but was very unspecific. She did say there would be no forced amalgamations, but what it means beyond that is unclear, as the current law does make it very difficult for a district to avoid amalgamation. ‘‘At the Environment Canterbury announcement, (Environment Minister) Nick Smith gave a fairly clear message for Canterbury in the immediate future, that there would be no major changes. So I would have to say the two messages leave me fairly unclear. ‘‘The message I get from the community is that people do not want amalgamation and so I would like assurances from the Government that it won’t happen.’’

Upgrade for Gardenhouse Cafe ´ By ROBYN BRISTOW The shutters have closed for the last time at the Gardenhouse Cafe ´ at the Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa. The cafe ´, which is housed in one of only three remaining government tea kiosks in New Zealand, has shut up shop while it gets a significant upgrade. The kiosks are all heritage buildings that were built in 1904 at thermal pool destinations ­ Hanmer Springs, Te Aroha and Rotorua. Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa general manager Graeme Abbot says the upgrade has been carefully planned to highlight the building’s heritage features. ‘‘We’re making sure we retain the overall layout of the building and that its exterior features remain intact. It’s a stunning building that we’re lucky to have so we want to make the most of its heritage,’’ says Graeme. The original shape of the building will be emphasised and the aluminium windows and doors are being replaced with windows and doors in keeping with the age of the building. The interior of the cafe ´ will be remodelled so that it is more open plan, has a better kitchen and a new pizza oven. ‘‘This is going to be so much better for our visitors. We’ll be able to do better and


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Shutters closed . . . Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa general manager Graeme Abbot outside the complex’s cafe ´ that is being upgraded to enhance the heritage building’s PHOTO: SUPPLIED. features. bigger menus, improve our service and will have better capability to cater to functions including small business meetings and weddings,’’ says Graeme. The remodelled cafe ´ will also pay homage to the building’s past with historic photos and memorabilia. ‘‘We are renaming it to the Tea Kiosk Cafe ´ & Grill ­ a tribute to its unique history,’’ he says. Dave Margetts from Heritage New

Zealand says they are pleased with the plan for the kiosk and had provided guidance to achieve an appropriate reinstatement of the heritage character around a contemporary use. ‘‘It’s a great example of how our historic buildings can be modernised sympathetically with their past,’’ he says. The project is being carried out by O’Brien Building and is due for completion in September.

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these skills we cause unnecessary stress. ‘Getting Dotted’ is the endearing term Amy has coined to explain David Dickson’s communications model of ‘Dots’. This combination of personality typing and communication style identification was enthusiastically presented between excerpts of her own journey around the world as a corporate lawyer and back to the Maniototo due to family needs. The dots cannot be explained fairly here so grab a girlfriend and head to one of Amy’s upcoming Christchurch workshops to learn more. The usual investment is $495 + GST, but Amy has generously offered a reduced rate of $295 + GST to readers, use the code RURALLOVE on www.amyscott.co.nz. The Women of the Hurunui left the event with noticeably less stress, more laughter and with a famous quote from another seasoned battler ­ Winston Churchill ­ ‘‘When you’re going through hell, keep going’’.

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Plastic bags under the spotlight A levy on plastic bags is unnecessary as they can be recycled, says Waimakariri Mayor David Ayers. Mr Ayers voted against a proposal at the recent Local Government New Zealand conference to encourage the Government to put a compulsory levy on plastic shopping bags, with the aim of discourage their use. ‘‘We note the Government’s move to make plastic bags recyclable. We should also note that with our yellow top bins, you can put plastic bags in them and they will be recycled.’’ Mr Ayers acknowledges not all local councils offer the option of recycling plastic bags, including the Christchurch City Council. ‘‘There are a number of reasons why one council can recycle some things, but another can’t. With recycling there’s often an issue with the volumes involved.’’ Mr Ayers says he follows the philosophy of ‘‘reduce, reuse, recycle’’ and he keeps a supply of cloth supermarket bags in his car. ‘‘Reduce has got to be the first one and recycling the last option, and measures should be taken to reduce the use of

Plastic bags . . . A levy is being encouraged FILE PHOTO. to discourage their use. plastic bags. I would urge people to use their own cloth bags which can be purchased at supermarkets and can reused for a very long period.’’ Mr Ayers went against the majority, with around 89 percent of councils supporting the plastic bag levy, including Hurunui Deputy Mayor Marie Black.

Pluto images stun By SHELLEY TOPP The New Horizons’ probe has delivered stunning photographs of Pluto, generating huge interest in the dwarf planet back on Earth. The photographs are the first close­up images of Pluto’s surface and were taken 777,000 kilometres above the tiny planet. Why is there so much interest in a cold, icy dwarf planet, which has an average distance from Earth of 5.9 billion kilometres, and is uninhabitable to humans? James Moffat, astronomer at the Oxford Area School Observatory says it is about discovering the unknown. ‘‘We can now see the surface of Pluto, something never achieved before,’’ he says. ‘‘The ninth planet is no longer a mystery.’’ However, it was sad that it had taken so long to get so close to Pluto, which was discovered on February 18, 1930, and only about 1/6th the size of Earth. ‘‘Imagine where we would have been by now if the money spent on wars and military weapons was put

into science and space exploration instead.’’ The huge distance between Pluto and Earth presents a formidable exploration barrier and makes domestic travel to view the dwarf planet impossible. The New Horizons probe to Pluto was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on January 19, 2006. The historic flyby occurred earlier this month (on July 14), more than nine years later. If it was possible for a Boeing 777 to fly to Pluto, the journey would take about 680 years, Mr Moffat says. Travelling the same distance in a car at 100 km/h per hour would take about 6700 years, and use up every litre of petrol produced on Earth. Although the American space agency NASA is leading the way in space exploration, the huge costs involved means that interested countries might be forced to combine resources for explorations in the near future, Mr Moffat says. ‘‘If this had happened decades ago, after the Moon landing, we might well have been to Mars by now.’’

‘‘From an environmental point of view the Hurunui district is working towards a goal of zero waste to landfill, so any way we can get people to think more about the environment has got to be looked at.’’ Mr Ayers says he also voted against a Government proposal to ban smoking outside cafes, restaurants and bars as it ‘‘only shifts the problem from one outdoor location to another’’. ‘‘We will continue to work with the Cancer Society and the Government to meet the target of a SmokeFree New Zealand by 2025. ‘‘We need to have a wider look at town centres. The issues are not only about people who smoke.’’ He says a bigger issue is smoking in front of children, which is why the Waimakariri district has voluntary smoke free zones around playgrounds, ‘‘and we are pleased to note that most people observe that’’. Once again Mr Ayers was in the minority, with Cr Black joining around the 75% of councils which supported the smokefree proposal. ‘‘I think anything we can do to increase the wellbeing of our communities has got to be looked,’’ Cr Black says.

Water survey The elevations of around 60 Kaikoura wells and 40 river gauging sites will be surveyed in late July and August as part of an ongoing programme to understand the Kaiko ura groundwater system. The work is being done under contract to Environment Canterbury and follows a water level survey earlier in July. The new survey will gauge the elevation above sea level of all of the sites, so that the water levels can be accurately compared. Environment Canterbury Groundwater Science Manager Carl Hanson says the project will provide more information on water flows in Kaikoura’s aquifer systems. ‘‘Our aim is to understand how groundwater moves through Canterbury’s aquifers and the balance between ground and surface water. ‘‘The investigation will help form part of the Kaikoura water resources report that is being developed to inform the Kaikoura sub­regional planning process,’’ he says. ‘‘We’re grateful to the property owners who allow us and our contractors to revisit their properties for a short period of time.’’ The elevation survey will take place between July 27 to August 31.


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Considered public Formal relationship? spending is helping Having lived in the electorate for 20 years, I know how fortunate we are to enjoy excellent schools, healthcare and other services. But I’m well aware there’s always room for improvement and it’s the Government’s job to make sure that those services keep improving through careful, considered public spending. It’s also their job to make sure you, the taxpayer, see clear and positive results of that spending. Each year, the Government invests $70 billion to address these social issues because in the long term, it will reduce costs to the taxpayer. Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Hon Bill English calls it ‘‘purchasing results’’: By spending money now on getting people off the benefit, reducing crime and keeping our kids in schools, we will achieve lower costs to taxpayers in the future. Already, welfare dependency has fallen. For former beneficiaries and their families, this means positive changes have been made in their lives, making them less vulnerable and more resilient. It means better outcomes not only for them, but for every taxpayer. This underlies better public service. In the past it’s been thought that the best thing to do if there’s an issue is throw money at it. We’ve taken a different approach, where we’re actually looking for a result

out of this: We’re looking for some tangible, measurable improvement and we’ve found that if you take that approach, you can deliver more for less. It’s actually a very simple and sensible business model and it’s what the private sector has to do every day to survive. To achieve these improvements, three years ago the Prime Minister set 10 challenging targets for the public service to achieve over the next few years. Some of these, like welfare, child abuse and crime, are extremely difficult and complex targets. But so far, we are tracking well. We have more young people achieving higher qualifications and here in the Kaikoura electorate, figures show we have kids staying focused on their education: Stand­downs have dropped 19 percent since 2008, and suspensions have fallen 13.5 percent. Crime rates have also dropped nationally. This is good progress, but to see it decreased further would be better. Tackling important social issues like this will save taxpayers money in the future and, more importantly, improve people’s lives. Our challenge is to keep progressing. There’s still a lot of work to do and we will continue to focus on the things that matter to New Zealanders. It’s all part of our plan to build a brighter future and deliver better results for families.

Dear Editor, The recently published Local Government NZ Funding Review has proved to be as predictable as night and day, as it ignores the main funding issue ­ an unjust and inequitable property based rating system. Rather than advocating its replacement, it goes on to endorse it by advocating ‘‘A diverse set of funding tools ... with property rates as a cornerstone, supplemented by revenue sources that equip local communities’’ etc. This despite five commissions of

enquiry having found fault with the rating system, and recommending it be changed. This stance is hardly surprising, and wholly predictable, because councils have the power to set the level of local taxation (rates) to whatever level they deem necessary to cover whatever costs they wish to incur. Who can blame them for wishing to hold on to this antiquated open­ ended source of funding, allowing them to use the simple ‘‘cost­plus’’ system of ‘‘management’’ ­ if you can call it that! How easy it would be for businesses or other enterprises to have such financial

Over the years successive Hurunui councils struggled to see the relevance or value of entering into formal Sister City/District relationships. Many of us probably regarded these initiatives the preserve of Cities and bigger District Councils, having little relevance to smaller districts. Many New Zealand Councils have formed relationships, some in several countries, as building blocks for developing mutually beneficial trade, education, and cultural opportunities. My understanding is that the primary reason for developing Sister City/District relationships with Local Authorities in another Country is to build relationships of trust and to demonstrate support and encouragement for individuals, businesses, and organisations, who may wish to search out, and develop trade, education, investment, or cultural, opportunities. Government Ministries such as Trade and Enterprise, Tourism, Education, and Culture, typically assist and support these relationships adding another level of value and credibility for each country. Over time we’ve become increasingly aware of the potential value to our community of a Sister District. Amberley School initiated a

freedom and largess at their disposal! It has several contradictions, such as ‘‘The aim is not to increase the tax burden’’, contradicted by ‘‘we consider rates will need to be complemented by . . . revenue sources that better match the needs of these communities’’. The original reason for forming this group was to explore ways and means of increasing local government funding, the existing levels been seen as inadequate ­ so who do they think they’re kidding? Don’t blame local government for not having the moral fortitude for really

relationship with China based on the Rewi Alley connection, also cultivating a relationship with the Confucius Institute to aid the learning of language and culture. A Local Government relationship with a district in China would assist Amberley and all our schools, if they wished to further develop education opportunities. As we experience an increasing flow of Chinese Tourists to our District, we see the potential for further substantial growth, with the aid of closer connections. This would give our visitor industry a boost and be the catalyst for opportunities waiting to be unlocked. Our Primary Producers are very aware that China is our biggest trading partner and even with the current primary export product issues, China will remain important. With the support and an introduction from the Chinese Consul General, in Christchurch, with whom we have built a close relationship in recent years, we have chosen the Changping District of Beijing as a District that would offer great opportunities for Hurunui. The Mayor of Changping visited here last year and is enthusiastic for them to be our Sister District. If a mutually acceptable agreement can be reached, council has indicated that a formal relationship may be signed later this year.

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add to issues in Hurunui By JOHN FAULKNER I have had the privilege of being on the Hurunui­Waiau Zone Committee for five years. Six months ago I became the chair. We have gone from the heady early days of creating a vision for irrigation and water storage in the catchment to the realities of nutrient management under the RMA. We have had many challenges; increased minimum flows, nutrient load limits, farm environment plans, and latterly the 10% issue impacting dryland farmers. I am enormously proud of our committee and the people who have gone the extra mile and engaged on these issues over the past few years. Added to all of these issues is a devastating drought and an unsustainably low dairy pay­out. These things combine to create the severest pressures on the community I have encountered in my lifetime of farming. For me personally this period is almost a perfect storm with personal and business events conspiring to make my own operation very vulnerable. I have been in touch with the Rural Support Trust to help put issues in perspective and encourage others to do so as well. I am fortunate to have been a victim support counsellor, a homicide trained counsellor, and recognised the signals of stress and knew to seek support. The Rural Support Trust do incredibly good work in our community and have been talking to a number of people

working through difficult situations in North Canterbury and elsewhere over the past few weeks. Their service is free and confidential and available to rural people and their families. I highly recommend you get in touch at http:/ /northcanterbury.rural­support.org.nz/. There is no immediate resolution in sight for the current situation and now more than ever it is critical we work together as a community. I am painfully aware of the effects of negative or incomplete public statements on an already very stressed community. It is important in these ‘difficult times’ that we all focus on strengthening our communities and seeking solutions to problems. Even with the best intentions, deliberate public comment to increase people’s anxiety levels even further is unwelcome. The Zone Committee have members that are deeply rooted in our community. We are acutely aware of walking the fine line between implementing the CWMS and pragmatic solutions on farm. The Zone Committee is a place to raise issues and seek help in resolving them, including issues that arise from the actions of local government that may undermine community goodwill and understanding essential to achieving long term goals with water management, biodiversity, and community prosperity based on sustainable use of resources. I am reminded of an old saying: ‘conflict is easy, resolution takes effort’. Mr Faulkner will bring updates on the zone committee’s work monthly in The News.

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Fair Dinkum Bromac . . . Eight­year­old gelding by Falcon Seelster from Fair Enough, trained by Mark Jones, at Burnham, rests quietly in his stall at the Rangiora Harness Racing Club’s meeting at Rangiora last Sunday. The in­form veteran later slayed a field of much younger rivals winning the 2014­2015 Season Finale Pace, running clear in the home straight but just holding out his fast­finishing, in­form stablemate Zena Mac. Fair Dinkum Bromac was given a lovely run by junior driver Kimberly Butt and has now won eight races.


Great Oxford Garage Sale Trail The Great Oxford Garage Sale runs from 9am to 2pm this Sunday, August 2. The site venue maps are available from 8.30am to 10.30am at both ends of the township and at the Oxford Farmers Market car park. The event is organised by the Oxford Promotions Action Committee Inc. TimeBank Hurunui Learning Exchange The TimeBank Hurunui Learning Exchange programme continues with several events in the next few weeks ranging from knitting beanies to understanding Facebook. Knitting with Flair: Tutor Kate Eades. Cheviot, Sunday, August 2 from 10am to 12. Keep your head snug with

a stylish, seamless beanie. Kate will get you started and demonstrate design elements to personalise your colourful creation. Cost: $15 or 2 TimeBank Hurunui credits Navigating Facebook: Tutor Leah King. Amberley, Saturday, August 8, from 1.15 to 2.45 pm. Cost: $7 or 1.5 TimeBank Hurunui credits Create Unique Greeting Cards: Tutor Carol Stade. Cheviot, Wednesday, August 19, from 10am to 2pm. Cost $20 or four TimeBank Hurunui credits. Book now to ensure your place at tbhlearningexchange@gmail.com, or call 03 314 3406. For the full programme, go to https:/ /hurunui.timebanks.org/page/learning­ exchange­programme.

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Rangiora’s most relaxing restaurant has a new menu, but is continuing to offer an affordable dining experience. The Rangiora RSA Club’s Maadi Restaurant has new catering contractors, Eddie and Lynne, who are keen to provide club members and the general public with ‘‘a wide range of great food at a very reasonable price’’, with nothing on the menu over $25. The Maadi Restaurant has been operating for more than 20 years at the Rangiora RSA Club in Victoria Street. Eddie has more than 20 years experience as a chef in various restaurants around New Zealand and the couple employ a dedicated team of four kitchen staff and four front of house staff. Lynne says the new menu has a selection of steak, spare ribs, stuffed chicken and seafood dishes, along with satay and curries. There is also a selection of homemade desserts. A separate carvery with two choices of roast meat is also available for just $14. Maadi Restaurant can also cater for corporate or private functions, family gatherings and special occasions for up to 200 people. ‘‘Special occasions are our specialty.

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Major upgrade on track New mattress several new high capacity 11kV (Kilovolt) feeders into the surrounding area. ‘‘The Ashley Substation is better centred geographically to meet current and future customer demand in the area,’’ Mr Hurford says. ‘‘It also means that residents will no longer be reliant on electricity supply coming over the river crossing which was susceptible to wash out.’’ The switch of supply from Rangiora North to Ashley will be a staged transition due for completion in August. Due to the technical set up, MainPower will effectively ‘flick the switch off’ at Rangiora North Substation and then ‘flick the switch on’ at Ashley Substation. This means customers in the Loburn, Ashley, Sefton and Balcairn area will experience a short power outage, likely to be less than five minutes, during the transition. Those customers affected by an outage will receive a letter in advance from their electricity retailer.

Long service to Hurunui roads transferring as a key and valued member. Mr Pluck was a dedicated and diligent Around 40 years of servicing the roading worker who was often frustrated when not network in the Hurunui district, has come allowed to carry out the work to what he to an end for Ian Pluck. believed the standard should be. His long association ended with the He worked tirelessly without fuss and expiration of Downers Contract last his contribution to ensuring roads month. remained open, during floods, snow and Mr Pluck began work with the Waipara windstorms, and gritted during the winter County Council based at the Waikari depot ice, has largely gone under the radar. in about 1975. It then became the Hurunui He gave a lot of time to his community County Council in 1977 and in 1989 the through providing traffic management for Hurunui District Council. many events and helping community When the Hurunui Roading unit was projects with operating plant and formed Mr Pluck continued to service the machinery. roading network as an employee of Mr Pluck’s service to the district was Hurunui Roading which was later sold to recognised at a Hurunui District Council Works Infrastructure, with Mr Pluck meeting recently. By ROBYN BRISTOW

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By AMANDA BOWES The Friends of Waikari Hospital committee has made life easier for bed bound patients by buying a second special mattress. Funds raised from a raffle at the Culverden Fete last year have helped buy the mattress which is designed to maintain and prevent skin conditions for those needing full bed care. The hospital now has two of the mattresses, which greatly enhances the skin integrity of those unable to get out of bed. FOWH chairwoman Marlene Rivet says the support received from the community is essential and appreciated as they continue to provide Waikari Hospital with items needed to continue the high standard of care provided by nurse manager Helen West and her staff. Over the years The Friends have supported patients and staff by buying equipment and items not met by the CDHB to support the needs of patients. While there has been a decrease in the number of locals attending the Wednesday Club, held the first Wednesday each month, those that do attend have a fun afternoon out with guest speakers, singing and an afternoon tea put on by Friends volunteers. The Friends annual general meeting will be held on August 11 at the Waikari Hall from 1.30pm, where Waikari Health Centre practice manager Wendy Allan will give a talk and all are welcome to attend. The current treasurer, who has been involved with The Friends since 1985, has decided to retire from her position and The Friends are looking for a replacement. The new treasurer would be supported by an auditor and help from the retiree who will stay on the committee. If anyone is interested in becoming treasurer, they can contact Aeleen Mckenna on (03) 3144171.



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A four year $5.8 million project to upgrade the Ashley Substation will be completed in August, with residents north of the Ashley River switched over to a dedicated power supply. Electricity for the Loburn, Ashley, Sefton and Balcairn area was previously supplied via a feeder from the Rangiora North Substation. MainPower Engineering Manager Peter Hurford says the substation upgrade will provide the area with vastly improved power reliability and capacity. ‘‘This has been a massive project for MainPower and one that will provide benefit not only for those north of the river but also for Rangiora which is experiencing significant growth and can now benefit from increased substation capacity due to a reduction in feeder supply,’’ he says. The upgrade to the Ashley Substation included replacement of two transformer banks to create 40 MVA (Megavolt ampere) of capacity and the creation of

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work on Peter thought. However, when he presented the Menz Shed members with their new project, they were not impressed. ‘‘They were not interested in it, so that meant I had to repair the gearbox myself,’’ he said. ‘‘A pre­selector gearbox is very different from an ordinary gearbox.’’ Fixing it proved quite a challenge. ‘‘It wasn’t easy. I had to jack it up on blocks to fix it. The last thing I wanted was for it to fall on me.’’

The gearbox took Peter weeks to repair. But it was thrilling to get the Daimler back on the road again. She has a top speed of 82 miles (131 kilometres) per hour with a six­cylinder, 2 1/2 litre engine, and she’s quite a thirsty girl. ‘‘When it was new, the road test said 18 miles (28.9 kilometres) to the gallon (3.7 litres),’’ Peter said. At that time Daimlers were the car of choice for Queen Elizabeth. Petrol prices would not have been a serious consideration for people

buying these cars new in 1954. However, that may have changed a couple of years later during the 1956 Suez Crisis, when fuel prices rose and rationing was introduced. Peter’s Daimler was originally owned by a New Zealand doctor who lived on the West Coast. He said the doctor would have been granted special permission to buy the car because of his work. Back then government regulations meant you couldn’t import a new car unless you had a special reason for doing so.

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The dark green 1954 Daimler Conquest, owned by Rangiora’s Peter Cornelius, was an impressive, luxury car in its day, with a price tag to match. These days, she still cuts a dash when Peter takes her out for a spin. ‘‘I don’t think of it as a special car. It’s my everyday car,’’ he said. ‘‘It’s fun to drive, because of the pre­selector gearbox. ‘‘It doesn’t have a clutch. In its place is a gear­change pedal. You select a gear, then press the gear­change pedal.’’ The Daimler Conquest was the forerunner to the modern automatic cars, and proved popular because it was easy to drive. Peter said the 1954 Daimler Conquest would have cost £1600 new in England. However, his was a gift. That came about after Peter, as chairman of the Rangiora Menz Shed, began looking for a project members could work on. He thought restoring an old car would be an ideal project, so he placed an advertisement in a magazine he writes for, ‘‘The Fluted Grill’’, put out by the NZ Daimler and Jaguar Spare Parts Club. Soon after he got a call from the Daimler’s previous owner, who lived near Cust. The man said he had owned the Daimler for 40 years, but for the last 20 years he had only taken it out for a drive once a year, to get it registered. The car was in good condition, except for one small problem. It had no reverse. Something for the men to

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At 12 years old, Vaughan Morrison, from Hawarden, was given something most boys dream about ­ a 1930 Ford Model A 30 Phaeton. Vaughan became the proud owner in 1986 when Hawarden farmer, Alistair Neale gifted it to him. The car had been Mr Neale’s family car and like many of its kind, eventually had the back cut out and was turned into a farm truck. The shed the vehicle was housed in fell down on it and when Vaughan asked to have a look at the car , Mr Neale told him to take it away. Vaughan’s father picked it up with the front end loader and took it back to their farm. ‘‘It was pretty rough,’’ says Vaughan. He spent the next six years piecing it back together and while most of the parts were there, he had to out­source some. The then owners of the Hawarden Garage, Keith Yourston and Norm Pringle, let the youngster use the workshop to work on the car and Vaughan says they were brilliant as they helped him get the car together and allowed him to use the tools needed to restore it. Dennis Cleale, who had a paint and panel shop in Amberley, did the body work and restored the mud guards. The car was a familiar sight in Hawarden as Vaughan would drive it around with just the chassis and motor to start off with. ‘‘I think Brian Holland (former Waikari policeman) used to turn a blind eye!’’ Once the body was back together, the restoration was put on hold and for the next 20­odd years it was parked in the

Dream car . . . Vaughan Morrison hopes his 1930 Ford Model A Phaeton will be road worthy PHOTO AMANDA BOWES. by this Christmas. woolshed on the family farm. A couple of years ago, Vaughan was talking to Scotty at Scotts Automotive in Hawarden about getting the car road worthy again. Last Christmas, he started the car up and took it down to Scotty with the instructions to get it to the stage where it could be warranted and registered. As Vaughan now lives with his family in Prebbleton, he has left it in Scotty’s hands. ‘‘The car has done a full circle, it’s back in the same workshop that I first restored it in.’’ Vaughan is hoping the car will be

ready by Christmas this year. Once it has its certification from the Vintage Car Club as an original vehicle, it can then be registered and warranted. While there are a couple of other Fords of the same year in the Hawarden­Waikari area, they are hard tops. The Phaeton is a convertible which makes it reasonably rare. With a four cylinder, 3.5l engine, the car had enough grunt to get it over the rough windy roads in the district and no doubt old timers in Hawarden will recognise the car when it takes to the roads once again.

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Forest dream coming true for Georgette By AMANDA BOWES Since 1996, Georgette Wang has called Waikari her ‘‘second home and the fulfillment of a life long dream.’’ As a sick child and often in bed, Georgette dreamed of living in a forest. Inspired by books her mother bought her to while away the time, Georgette was particularly fascinated by a family who lived in a wooded area and how their lives revolved around the seasons. Born in Paris, then living in Hong Kong, Taiwan and finally Madagascar for her teenage years, forests didn’t feature much while she grew up. Marriage, children, and a high flying Following her dreams . . . Georgette Wang career in communications dominated her always dreamed of owning a forest.

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always talking about what a wonderful country it was to live in and in 1995, on sabbatical, Georgette came to visit. Arriving at Auckland Airport, she was greeted by a large poster for investors in forestry, agriculture and horticulture. Georgette began to see a glimmer of hope in a dream she had nearly given up on. After meeting a consultant who handed her a portfolio with everything she needed to know about growing a forest, she called her mother who was to become an investor. ‘‘My mother said she was 80 years old and wasn’t there anything quicker to grow than pines, as she would like to be around to see some of the product of her part in the investment.’’ She went to the library and read about Ian Hall’s truffiere in Gisborne ­ the first one in the country. Her mother agreed truffles would be a good thing to invest in so Georgette contacted Food and Crop about growing them. ‘‘I looked around north of Auckland but nowhere was suitable. Talking to Ian Hall, he suggested the South Island. Annie Bowker who was the President of the Truffle Association and grew truffles in the Waipara Gorge at Claremont got her agent to look for some land.’’ The following year Georgette returned to New Zealand and went to North Canterbury looking for suitable ground. Another long search took place and she was about to give up again, when the agent said

his wife’s cousin had some land that would be perfect but it wasn’t actually for sale. They met up in Waikari, where retired farmer, Graham Dalzell agreed to sell her 30 acres. The dream finally realised, a steep learning curve into the intricacies of truffle growing began. Ian Hall also had potential investors who were keen on putting money into a truffiere but not on buying land. Living in Christchurch, Gavin Hulley, originally from South Africa, and Chris Pratt, who had moved from England, joined forces with Georgette to form GGC Truffles. Local contractors prepared the steep limestone land and about 1,000 oak and hazlenuts planted with truffles innoculated in the roots. In 2004 the first truffles were harvested and 11 years later, Georgette has her forest to walk through as well as getting some income. ‘‘People back home think I am crazy, I don’t mind, if I didn’t do what other people think is mad, I would have just been another wife, daughter, mother and academic. I want more from life than that and living a totally different lifestyle here, getting to know other people is just really enjoyable.’’ ‘‘I have been to over 30 countries and New Zealand is one place you don’t have to look for something, often it is just there, you find things without looking. I just love it. Sometimes when I am on the farm I just love to lie in the grass and look at the sky.’’



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Earring making at art gallery New principal looking The view of the sun shining on the Torlesse Range isn’t the only thing sparkling in Oxford at the moment. ‘‘Midwinter Sparkle’’ is the one of two exhibitions that has just opened at the Arts in Oxford gallery. More than 150 pieces of jewellery are on display, created by 12 members of The Silversmiths Guild of Canterbury. As an added bonus visitors can (on weekends between 10am and 3pm) have a go at making a pair of sterling silver earrings for only $25. No booking is required and there are three designs to choose from. Materials and tools are supplied and there is a guild member on hand to guide participants through the process as they learn how to texture, shape and finish the metal and how to make ear wires. Running alongside the Silversmiths’ exhibition is ‘‘Hot off the Press’’, a printmaking show featuring works by Ruth Stanton McLeod, Celia Wilson, Sue Alexander, Heather Maxwell and Gaby Reade. Each of these five artists utilise a variety of printmaking techniques and each has their own distinct style. However, their

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Heritage grants to churches The Amberley Anglican Parish has been granted $2500 toward repairing earthquake and storm damaged stained glass windows at the Holy Innocents Church in Church Street. The grant was made under the Hurunui District Council’s heritage award programme. The parish has a fundraising programme under way to help with the cost, with the first project being the large Altar window. Earthquake repairs have already been done to the Church, which was officially opened in 1877 and is believed to be one of the oldest churches in Amberley.

Kaikoura Suburban School’s new principal is looking forward to new challenges. Hayden van Lent has started the new school term at the 100 student year 1­6 primary school, the largest in the Kaikoura district, after serving as principal at the Ward School in Marlborough which had just 35 year 1­8 students. ‘‘It’s quite a change. At Ward I spent half time in the classroom, but now I’m fully released, so it presents new challenges. But already I am thoroughly enjoying it,’’ Mr van Lent said of his first week in the job. ‘‘While I enjoyed my time at Ward and had a great send­off, I am looking forward to building on awesome school culture.’’ Mr van Lent says he is a keen sportsman and he understands the annual Whale Run, which was introduced by his predecessor Michelle Spencer nine years ago as an alternative to school galas, is set to

The Hurunui Catholic Parish was also granted $2500 to help repair and restore weatherboards and windows at St Raphaels Catholic Church in Hawarden. Quotes for the urgent repair work, which has yet to be started, average around $10,000. The Church was opened in 1886 and is at the southern entrance to the Hawarden village. It was built by the early Catholic families and many of today’s parishioners have links to these pioneers. Professional advice is that the windows need complete restoration to remain in keeping with the era of the building.

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Enthusiastic response to Town Hall Cinemas By SHELLEY TOPP A packed foyer and sold­out signs provided the ideal welcome for Rangiora’s Town Hall Cinemas on opening day earlier this year. The March 7 opening had been a long time coming, but the enthusiastic response was a sure sign the cinema complex was a welcome addition to the Waimakariri district. Town Hall Cinemas is situated in the refurbished Rangiora Town Hall, in High Street. It’s owned by the Waimakariri District Council and run by brothers Jeremy and Julian Stewart. The Stewarts have a wealth of experience in the cinema industry. After the devastating February 22, 2011, earthquake Jeremy bought Christchurch’s Alice in Videoland from his father, Paul Stewart. He added a boutique cinema to the successful business and called it Alice’s Cinematheque, which has become a popular city venue for filmgoers. Julian has a background in film making in the United States. Since opening, community interest in the cinemas has remained extremely positive, they say. Some customers have even seen every film shown since then. ‘‘I think one of the major reasons is, from the outset, we have tried to cater for

everybody,’’ Jeremy says. ‘‘And we have been carefully listening to the community’s feedback, and doing our best to respond. We believe if you just listen, you will quickly learn what people want and which direction to push the business,’’ he says. There are films showing every day from around 10am to 10.30pm and three theatres to choose from. A 93­seat theatre for the blockbuster movies and two smaller 23­seat boutique cinemas. ‘‘The council has done an amazing job, so we have done our absolute best to carry on the level of excellence to make the experience of coming to the cinema a memorable one.’’ That has even included developing the Town Hall Cinema’s licenced cafe to become part of the special film­ going experience, with award winning wines, craft beers, Hummingbird coffee, Rush Munro ice cream, and sweet treats baked daily in the Town Hall commercial kitchen. The award­winning Rush Munro ice cream is proving a big hit at the theatre. ‘‘We have been told we sell more than any other cinema in the country,’’ Jeremy says. Their coffee has also proved so popular that a loyalty card has been introduced for regulars. ‘‘We decided early on that we wanted to offer a complete

Popular place . . . Andrew Miller, front of house manager, serves customers at the Town Hall Cinemas in Rangiora last Saturday night.


experience, which included coming early to enjoy tasty food, coffee, or good wine before watching a movie,’’ Jeremy said. ‘‘We knew we wanted to offer something different from what people could already get in

Rangiora. ‘‘So we were lucky enough to find an incredible English baker who makes tasty delights to keep our food cabinet treats fresh and appetising.’’ Town Hall Cinemas is now

also offering catering options for events in the upstairs function room, or to accompany a private cinema hire. The response to cinema hire had been exceptional, Jeremy says. ‘‘We consistently get one to two bookings each week. Word is now spreading and we are getting more and more enquiries.’’ The cinema hire was also available for fund raising. ‘‘This is a great way for community groups to fund raise and have a night out at the movies,’’ he says. Membership of the Cinema Club, is also gaining momentum. ‘‘After surveying hundreds of local people, the number­one request was for a discount loyalty card. ‘‘This is why we introduced the Cinema Club. Since launching just a few weeks ago, we have just surpassed 1000 members.’’ The brothers say they have big plans for the Cinema Club, which already includes member discounts, special deals and morning tea sessions. ‘‘We strongly advise everyone to sign up. It’s absolutely free to join.’’ Movies showing at the cinema are Mr Holmes, Woody Allen’s Irrational Man, Learning To Drive, Minions, Paper Towns, Disney’s Inside Out, Mission: Impossible ­ Rogue Nation, NT Live: The Audience Encores and Far from the Madding Crowd.

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Student designs Social Services Waimak logo A Rangiora High School (RHS) student has designed a logo to help promote social services in the Waimakariri district. Year 10 RHS digital technologies students were invited to design a logo for Social Services Waimakariri (SSW) to help give the network its own identity. ‘‘I think everyone thought we would get some initial concepts, but not an actual logo we could work with,’’ SSW project facilitator Linda Hall says. ‘‘But we actually had a difficult decision choosing which logo to go with and the best one was taken completely as it is.

‘‘It was very nice to go back to the school and say that we have chosen one and it is the logo which is going on letterheads and our website.’’ The winning design was by year 10 student Tristyn Stark, who created a simple logo concept with the outline around it ‘‘meant to resemble a road showing that life is a journey’’. He received a gift voucher for his efforts. ‘‘This student captured exactly what we were looking for without any real clear guidelines.’’ Ms Hall says SSW is a ‘‘collaborative group made up of central Government, local

council, and NGO agencies’’ working together on social issues and is unique to the Waimakariri district. ‘‘We come together once a month to discuss local issues and how we can work together to identify needs rather than being in competition. ‘‘SSW is made up of many different organisations and it’s important that they all retain their own identify. ‘‘But we also felt it was important to have a logo that Winning design . . . The new Social Services Waimakariri logo designed identifies SSW as a network IMAGE: SUPPLIED by Rangiora High School student Tristyn Stark. which is separate from those organisations, rather than More information about Social found at people asking ‘is it the council’ or ‘is it Internal Affairs’.’’ Services Waimakariri can be www.sswaimakariri.co.nz.

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WIL court hearing next week By DAVID HILL The Waimakariri district’s proposed irrigation scheme is set to have its day in court next week. The Environment Court is set to the hear an appeal against Waimakariri Irrigation Ltd’s (WIL) proposed water storage ponds and dam from Monday, August 3. WIL was granted a resource consent by Environment Canterbury (ECan) in October last year for a two pond storage system, capable of storing up to 8.2 million cubic metres of water at the corner of Wrights and Dixons Roads, Burnt Hill, near Oxford. The consent was approved in spite of strong objections from 115 of the 160 submitters to the project. The commissioners hoped a suite of ‘‘robust’’ conditions would address issues of concern raised by submitters. However, the Eyre Community Environmental Safety Society Inc (ECESS) appealed the decision citing two issues ‘‘that were raised by the dam reviewers and are critically important to the safety of the dam’’, an ECESS spokesperson says. Following ECan’s

parties to meet Environment Court requests, following a five year planning and consent application process. ‘‘I think everyone is ready to get on with it. Under the resource consent that was issued and the building consent, there are a number of activities we need to complete before construction can begin ­ some we have done already and others that are ready to go.’’ He says this recent summer conditions reinforced the need for the water storage the dam and ponds will provide. ‘‘We had 30­odd days of restrictions and number of full closures. ‘‘The dry conditions the year before actually hit us Water storage . . . An Environment Court hearing to decide the fate of the Waimakariri district’s proposed irrigation scheme is due harder, so we were not as dry FILE PHOTO as Hurunui. to begin next week. ‘‘Farmers had a pretty good spring and autumn, so they commissioners’ hearing held to failure of this dam’’. The society says it engaged had a bit of feed on hand to in June last year, WIL was start with that they didn’t its own expert dam designer instructed to have the dam to review the design and it have the year before. But it design peer reviewed by believes ‘‘that cost saving certainly had an impact on independent engineers and cannot drive the design of this our shareholders.’’ WIL general manager Brent Mr Walton says the worst Walton says he is confident dam where the consequences of failure are unacceptable’’. case scenario is if either party the design stands up to was unhappy with the scrutiny. Mr Walton says Environment Court’s ECESS says it has concerns preparations for the decision and makes an over whether the dam design Environment Court hearing have been a long process, appeal to the High Court, has a sufficient liner system which can only be done on to hold water, as ‘‘a breach of with an ‘‘exchange of points of law. the liner will potentially lead evidence’’ between the


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Referendum roadshow Drought slows real estate By AMANDA BOWES

Are you enrolled? . . . Sheep, beef and dairy farmers are being urged to check they are enrolled to vote ahead of Septembers sheep FILE PHOTO and beef levy referendum. livestock on June 30 this year to be eligible to vote. BLNZ roadshow meetings for North Canterbury farmers: Tuesday, August 18, 10am, Tait Communications Conference Centre, 245 Woolridge Road, Harewood, Christchurch (during a BLNZ environment forum). Wednesday, August 19, 7pm, Rangiora Golf Club, Golf Links Road, Rangiora. Friday, August 21, 7pm, Greta Valley Tavern, 9 Tavern Drive, Greta Valley.


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Saracens and Glenmark share trophy By PETER WILLIAMS Saracens and Glenmark both secured bonus point victories in the Luisetti Seeds Division 1 North Canterbury rugby competition last Saturday. As a result they finished equal on top of the points standings and will share the Colin Rowland Trophy for 2015. The final standings were: Saracens, Glenmark (19), Ashley (15), Oxford (14), Kaiapoi (7), Ohoka (0). By virtue of having beaten Glenmark when these two teams met, Saracens takes the higher ranking and will play 4th­ranked Oxford in one semi­final ­ a rematch of last Saturday’s fixture ­ while Glenmark will host Ashley in the other semi­final. When Oxford led Saracens 17­3 as half­ time approached, it appeared to be on target for a home semi­final. Tries to Soni Tualava and Ben Walsh supplemented by accurate goal­kicking by Monte Maule put Oxford in the driver’s seat. But Saracens awoke from their slumber with a vengeance. On the stroke of half­time fullback Nathan Reid sliced through for a good try handy to the posts and Dion Jones added the conversion to a penalty he had kicked earlier, slicing Oxford’s half­time advantage to just 7 points which did not reflect the dominance that they had achieved to this point. Reid repeated the dose with another try straight after the resumption but two Oxford penalties restored the buffer. But Saracens still wouldn’t lie down. In the 68th minute captain Josh Maynard scored to cut Oxford’s lead to three, Then in the 77th minute left wing Grant Broderson crossed to give Saracens the

On the charge . . . Oxford’s Shannon Croy on the charge in the match against Saracens last PHOTO: SUPPLIED. Saturday. These two teams meet again in a semi­final this Saturday. lead for the first time in the match and secure what proved to be an all­ important bonus point. Jones converted Broderson’s try. Next Saturday’s re­match, again at Southbrook, looms as an intriguing fixture. My pick: Oxford to turn the tables

in a close one. At Kaiapoi, the home team looked determined to end its season on a high and led 13­8 at the break, with hooker Ryan Clark, touching down for Kaiapoi’s try. But as has happened so often this

season, Kaiapoi proved incapable of putting an 80­minute performance together and as the Glenmark machine swung into action, the floodgates opened and Glenmark added 48 unanswered points, playing into the stiff breeze in the second half. Chris Keane (2), Bobby Frame (for the third week in a row), Sam Greenwood, Filipe Kuruvoli, Jeremy Bond, Sam Westenra (2) and Sam Katoa all got on the scoresheet. If there was a chink in Glenmark’s armour going into next weekend’s semi­ final against Ashley it would be the fact that they were only able to convert four of their nine tries. By contrast, Ashley’s goal­kicker and play­maker, Lance Taylor, converted all five of their tries against Ohoka and put on a masterful all­round performance. Ashley secured their sought­after bonus point early in the second half and while this may well have contributed to a less urgent performance from Ashley in the last quarter, Ohoka are to be commended for the pluck they showed in scoring 3 tries ­ to Hamish Collings, James Marr and Taylor Direen. The Ohoka front row stood up well to the task and centre, George Wiggins also impressed. For Ashley, Richie Hancox, Matt King, Ethan Cameron and Brad McKenzie all turned in their usual solid performance. However, it will take a concerted 80­minute effort by the whole squad at Omihi next Saturday if Ashley are to repeat their heroics of last season when they beat Glenmark in the Final. This is a hard game to pick but I will go for Glenmark to make the most of their home­team advantage, again in a close one.

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By SHELLEY TOPP It’s 8.30 on a Sunday morning at the Cure Boating Club alongside the Kaiapoi River, not far from the town’s central business district in Williams Street. There’s thick ice on the puddles and an icy chill in the air. But a small group of the club’s masters are stripping down to their training gear for a rowing workout on the Kaiapoi River. They are preparing for two important races later this year. The club needs sponsorship for the races to put towards a $2 million rebuild of their club house which was damaged in the February 22, 2011, earthquake. The Cure Bridge to Bridge rowing race on Sunday, September 6, is the first on their programme. The 9.1 kilometre race starts at the club house, near the Kaiapoi River bridge. Crews will row down the Kaiapoi River on to the Waimakariri River to the turn boat at the Stewarts Gully Yacht Club, then down to the number two turn boat anchored 200 metres from the Waimakariri Yacht Club. After this turn, crews will row upstream turning into the Kaiapoi River again for the run to the finish at the Cure Club. The crews will be graded in divisions with the fastest going first. Each crew will leave on 10 second to 15 second intervals. The club’s organising committee are expecting to have 185­250 rowers competing on the day. This is only the second year the race has been held, but committee member Peter Midgely said they were hoping to build the race up over the next 5 years to become ‘‘a major event on the Kaiapoi

Hanmer wins exciting game Hurunui netball returned to the court at Glenmark last Saturday after two weeks off over the school holidays. The Cheviot A vs Hanmer A was certainly the game not to miss. Right from the start both teams contested every pass and worked hard to get the ball down the court. Even though Julia and Emma Maxwell along with Yvonne Mitchell were away playing for the National Under 17 tournament and the Area School tournament during all of the holidays they certainly were not tiring easily. Together they worked seamlessly to ensure a 9­all score in the first quarter. Hanmer’s mid­court players worked beautifully together and the ball flowed down the court and into the circle with precision. Cheviot worked hard on defence with their goal defence Nicole Witterick putting pressure on every pass and contesting every ball. Cheviot was ahead at half time 19­18. The game continued to be a nail­biting spectacular as each team battled it out. In the last quarter Hanmer fought back with very few mistakes. With accurate shooting from Kiley Hikawai and Bobby Childs, Hanmer won 34 to 33. Senior A: Waiau A 32 Cheviots 23, Cheviot A 33 Hanmer A 34, Culverden A 18 Hawarden A 28. Senior B: Culverden B 32 Waiau S 30, Waikari 27 Hawarden B 27. Senior C: Waiau C 13 Cheviot B 41, Hawarden C 6 Hawarden S 39. Primary A: Cheviot PA 33 Waiau P A 17, Cul PA 36 Hawarden D 11. Primary B: Glenmark PA 24 Hawarden PA 10, Waiau PB 50 Cheviot PB 2. Primary C: Culverden PB 24 Cheviot PC 4, Hanmer 2 Hawarden PB 15.

Early start . . . Masters members of the Cure Boating Club, Suzanne Pallister (front), Desray Geursen, Joy Aitkin, and Catherine Kappelle, head out on the Kaiapoi River for an early­ PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP morning training session. the oldest competitors with an average age of 81. The Head of the Yarra is one of Melbourne’s most popular events. It was first held in 1957 and attracts huge crowds every year. The Cure Boating Club was formed in 1868. It is the third oldest rowing club in New Zealand, and this year it was named Club of the Year by the New Zealand Rowing Association. The club now has a competitive senior rowing squad, a competitive master’s membership and a rowing programme in conjunction with Rangiora and Kaiapoi High Schools. Membership mainly comes from Rangiora and Kaiapoi, with a significant number also from Christchurch City.

River’’. It is one of the longest rowing races in New Zealand, and will provide the club’s masters with a good hit­out before they travel to Melbourne, Australia, for the Head of the Yarra, on Saturday, November 28. This event, which is billed as ‘‘Australia’s Classic Rowing Race’’ is an 8.6km time­trial competition for eights held along the scenic Yarra River through the centre of Melbourne. The race is open to all comers, with categories, and handicaps, to suit. It attracts a wide age group, and range of rowers, from elite to hobbyist and everyone in between. This year, 220 rowing crews are expected to compete in the race. Last year, the ­ Ancient Mariners ­ were








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LUISETTI SEEDS NORTH CANTERBURY DIVISION 1 SEMI FINALS; Saracens v. Oxford, Sbk 1, 2.45pm, K Hancox; Assistant Referees: S Marshall, B Egerton; Glenmark v. Ashley, Omihi 1, 2.45pm, A Stokes; Assistant Referees: K Fitzgerald, P Bigwood. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD DIVISION 2; Oxford v. Hurunui, Ox Oval, 1.00pm, S Laird; Woodend v. Glenmark-Cheviot, Wood 1, 2.30pm, G Welch. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD DIVISION 2 - RESERVE; Amberley v. Kaiapoi, Amb 1, 2.30pm, G McGiffert; Saracens v. Ohoka, Sbk 1, 1.00pm, TBA; Ashley bye. METRO COLTS - TROPHY - SEMI FINAL; Glenmark v. Hurunui, Omihi 1, 1.00pm, K Fitzgerald. METRO COLTS - PLATE - SEMI FINALS; Christchurch v. Ohoka, Christchurch Pk 2, 2.45pm. WOMENS - PLATE - SEMI FINAL; Kaiapoi v. HSOB, Lincoln Univ 3, 1.00pm. CRUSADERS SECONDARY SCHOOLS - UC CHAMPIONSHIP; Nelson College v. Rangiora HS, Nelson College, 12.00pm; Timaru BHS v. Waimea College, Hanmer Springs, 12.00pm, G Inch; Assistant Referees: TBA. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U18; Ashley-Oxford v. Rangiora HS, Lob Lwr 1, 2.30pm, G Dunseath; Kaiapoi v. Hurunui, Kai Oval, 2.45pm, TBA. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U16 SEMI FINALS; Oxford v. Kaiapoi - Woodend, Oxford 2, 2.30pm, R Lane; Saracens v. Hurunui, Sbk 2, 1.30pm, S Marshall. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U14½ - SEMI FINALS; Kaiapoi v. Oxford, Kai Oval, 1.15pm, J Le Gros; Ashley Blue v. Ohoka, Lob Lwr 1, 1.00pm, G Matthews; Play Off Game, Ashley Green v. Saracens, Lob 5, 12.45pm, A Reeve. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U13 SEMI FINALS; Amberley v. Kaiapoi, Amb 1, 1.00pm, R Eder; Ashley v. Ohoka, Lob Lwr 1, 11.30am, TBA; Play Off Games, Oxford v. Hurunui, Oxford Oval, 11.45am, L Brine; Saracens v. Woodend, Wood 1, 11.45am, S Norton. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U11½ - SEMI FINALS; Ohoka Black v. Hurunui Blue, Mand 1, 10.30am, B Hyde; Ashley Blue v. Kaiapoi, Lob Lwr 1, 10.15am, N Te Puni; Play Off Games, Oxford v. Amberley, Oxford Oval, 10.30am, R Brine; Saracens Blue v. Hurunui Black, Sbk 1, 10.30am, TBA; Saracens Red v. Ohoka Red, Sbk 2, 10.30am, club ref; Ashley Green v. Woodend, Lob 5, 10.30am, D Topp.

DRAW FOR SUNDAY 2 AUGUST 2015 MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U10; Amberley v. Saracens Blue, Amb A, 12.55pm, Chris Rowe; Ashley Blue v. Hurunui Blue, Amb B, 12.55pm, S Laird; Glenmark Cheviot v. Ashley Green, Amb C, 12.55pm, G McGiffert; Ohoka Black v. Oxford Red, Amb D, 12.55pm, A Reeve; Woodend v. Saracens Red, Amb E, 12.55pm, B Hyde; Kaiapoi v. Hurunui Black, Amb F, 12.55pm, R Hyde; Ohoka Red v. Oxford Black, Amb G, 12.55pm, N Te Puni. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U9; Amberley v. Saracens Blue, Amb A, 11.55am, Chris Rowe; Glenmark Cheviot v. Ashley Green, Amb B, 11.55am, S Laird; Hurunui Blue v. Saracens Red, Amb C, 11.55am, G McGiffert; Hurunui Black v. Ohoka Black, Amb D, 11.55am, A Reeve; Woodend v. Ashley White, Amb E, 11.55am, B Hyde; Oxford v. Ohoka Red, Amb F, 11.55am, R Hyde; Kaiapoi v. Ashley Blue, Amb G, 11.55am, N Te Puni. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U8; Amberley v. Saracens Red, Amb A, 10.55am, R Lane; Glenmark Cheviot v. Hurunui, Amb B, 10.55am, G Matthews; Ashley Blue v. Ohoka Red, Amb C, 10.55am, J Le Gros; Kaiapoi v. Oxford Red, Amb D, 10.55am, G Dunseath; Saracens Blue v. Oxford Black, Amb E, 10.55am, K Fitzgerald; Saracens Orange v. Woodend, Amb F, 10.55am, K Hancox; Ohoka Black v. Ashley Green, Amb G, 10.55am, D Topp. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U7; Amberley v. Ashley White, Amb A, 10.05am; Saracens White v. Oxford Black, Amb B, 10.05am; Ashley Green v. Ohoka Black, Amb C, 10.05am; Hurunui Black v. Ashley Blue, Amb D, 10.05am; Hurunui Blue v. Oxford Red, Amb E, 10.05am; Kaiapoi v. Saracens Red, Amb F, 10.05am; Ohoka Red v. Saracens Orange, Amb G, 10.05am; Ohoka White v. Glenmark Cheviot, Amb H, 10.05am; Saracens Blue v. Woodend, Amb I, 10.05am; Saracens Green U7 v. Oxford Red U6, Amb J, 10.05am. MIKE GREER HOMES NORTH CANTERBURY LTD U6; Amberley v. Ashley White, Amb A, 9.15am; Ashley Gold v. Ohoka Black, Amb B, 9.15am; Hurunui Black v. Ashley Blue, Amb C, 9.15am; Kaiapoi Blue v. Hurunui Blue, Amb D, 9.15am; Ohoka Red v. Saracens Orange, Amb E, 9.15am; Ohoka Blue v. Saracens Green, Amb F, 9.15am; Oxford Black v. Ohoka White, Amb G, 9.15am; Saracens Red v. Ashley Green, Amb H, 9.15am; Woodend v. Ohoka Green, Amb I, 9.15am; Kaiapoi Gold v. Saracens Blue, Amb J, 9.15am.

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Woodend defeats Hurunui at home Winners of the North Canterbury rugby division two grade for the last four seasons, Hurunui, are in distinct danger of not qualifying for this season’s Final of the Mike Greer Homes North Canterbury competition, following their 15­25 defeat at the hands of Woodend on Saturday. Hurunui are notoriously hard to beat at home but Woodend impressed by travelling to Culverden and scoring four tries while Hurunui could only manage two in reply. Now, Hurunui face the daunting prospect of trekking to Oxford to face the table­toppers. On Saturday Oxford retained the Pickering Shield beating Glenmark­Cheviot 34­17. Oxford were well served by their

captain Bernie Doyle at Number 8 and the experience of Marcus Taylor in midfield but their best was livewire halfback Stu Feary. Openside, ‘Pog’ Cameron was a standout for the opposition with lock Duncan Murray also prominent. The fact that the Pickering Shield will again be at stake against Hurunui on Saturday will give extra spice and motivation to both teams. Hurunui has been the big improver in the North Canterbury round of the under 18 competition. After struggling for numbers early in the season, they have been unbeaten in the North Canterbury home­and­away round robin. Now Hurunui face the prospect of

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travelling to Kaiapoi (with whom they drew in their last encounter) two weeks in a row. On Saturday the Ric Moore Trophy will be at stake as well as the honour of finishing top of the North Canterbury round­robin. But the big prize will be the following Saturday when the two teams will meet in the Grand Final. Finals Day this season is being played at Kaiapoi on August 8. By virtue of its victory over Saracens last Saturday, Oxford have finished top of the under 16 round robin. On Saturday it hosts Kaiapoi­Woodend in one semi­final while Saracens host Hurunui in the other. Kaiapoi have been the dominant team in the U14.5 grade all season but their form in the last month seemed to tail off a little. Nevertheless they have won the round robin convincingly and should be too strong for Oxford in the semi­finals on Saturday. The Ashley Blue v Ohoka clash in the other semi should be a cracker.

Amberley U13’s have been unbeaten all season and there is no reason to expect that to change when its hosts Kaiapoi in one semi­final. As with the Under 14.5 grade, Ashley host Ohoka in the other semi. In their two meetings to date each team has had a narrow win. Last Saturday, Ohoka won 40­35 in a nail­ biter so another cliff­hanger is in prospect. There will be some top teenage rugby on display at Loburn this Saturday One of the Under 11.5 semis will also be at Loburn when Ashley Blue have to defend the Challenge Shield that they took off Kaiapoi last Saturday against the same opposition. In the other semi­final, an Ohoka Black team that has struck a rich vein of form take on Hurunui Blue. There will also be some top rugby to be seen at Hanmer Springs this Saturday when Timaru Boy’s High School take on Waimea College in the Crusaders Secondary Schools University of Canterbury Championship. These matches usually start at 12 noon.

North Canty rugby results Division one: Ohoka 17 Ashley 38, Kaiapoi 13 Glenmark 56, Saracens 27 Oxford 23. Mike Greer Homes North Canterbury Ltd division two: Hurunui 15 Woodend 25, Pickering Shield match: Oxford 34 Glenmark­Cheviot 17. Division two, reserve: Kaiapoi 10 Saracens 44. Mike Greer Homes North Canterbury Ltd under 18:Ric Moore Challenge: Kaiapoi 39 Rangiora HS 5. Under 16: Hurunui 21 Ashley/Amberley 29, Barber Trophy match: Saracens 12 Oxford 48. Under 14.5:NCRSU Challenge Shield match: Kaiapoi 59 Ashley Green 5, Ohoka 20 Ashley Blue 60, Saracens 33 Oxford 60. Under 13: North Canterbury Challenge Shield match: Amberley 55 Woodend 0, Kaiapoi 57 Hurunui 36, Saracens 26 Oxford 39. Under 11.5: Hurunui Blue 0 Ohoka Black 31, Kaiapoi 29 Ashley Blue 35. Ashley Blue win Glenmark Challenge Shield, Hurunui Black 7 Saracens Blue

24, Oxford 28 Amberley 22, Ashley Green 40 Woodend 36, Saracens Red 7 Ohoka Red 39. Under 10: Ashley Blue 65 Woodend 10, Kaiapoi 40 Amberley 35, Ohoka Black 65 Saracens Blue 5, Saracens Red 5 Ashley Green 60. Under 9: Ashley Blue 50 Woodend 0, Hurunui Black 70 Ohoka Red 20, Kaiapoi 80 Amberley 70, Ohoka Black 45 Saracens Blue 20, Ashley White 70 Oxford 60, Saracens Red 0 Ashley Green 55. Under 8: Ashley Blue 40 Woodend 40, Saracens Orange 40 Glenmark­Cheviot 40, Ohoka Black 45 Saracens Blue 20, Saracens Red 35 Ashley Green 25. Under 7: Ashley Blue 100 Ohoka Red 50, Ohoka Black 75 Saracens Blue 80, Saracens Red 65 Saracens Green 70, Saracens Orange 95 Ashley Green 60, Saracens White 85 Woodend 55. Under 6: Ashley Gold 65 Ashley Blue 75, Ohoka Green 60 Ohoka Black 60, Saracens Blue 50 Woodend 55, Saracens Orange 50 Ashley Green 65, Saracens Green 60 Saracens Red 60.

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1 Pratt Street, Hawarden $350,000 For more information contact Jenny Rouse on 027 3146119 or view online www.farmlandsrealestate.co.nz – property ID AM1023

Comfortable Family Home All the hard work has been done. This beautifully presented family home has been renovated and extended to a very high standard. The renovations include re-wiring, new plumbing, plaster coating system over the concrete blocks, double glazing (in most areas), spacious modern kitchen and bathroom. The home has three bedrooms plus a large study or fourth bedroom, an open plan living

room with an efficient log burner. The 2132m2 section has easy care landscaping, and includes vegetable garden, glasshouse and wood shed. There is plenty of space for vehicles with garaging for three cars and off street parking for a boat or caravan. The property also includes a double height workroom with three-phase power. The workroom (approximately 43m2) is lined and

heated with a heat pump, an ideal space to work from home. The property is located in a small rural village, an easy walk to the area school and grocery store. Open Home: Saturday 1st August – 2.30 - 3.15pm

Thinking of selling? We have North Canterbury covered. Contact your local team - Amberley 03 314 8345 | Rangiora 03 310 6471 PropertyTimes Timesisisdelivered deliveredto toevery everyhome homein inNorth South Canterbury Canterbury and and is is available available on Property on the the web web at atwww.propertytimes.co.nz www.propertytimes.co.nz

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Amberley | 5A Gilbert Street 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. There is plenty of space for vehicles with a double internal access garage and off-street parking. | Property ID AM1020


Amberley | Courage Road



1,000m - 2,023m 2

Open Home

Sunday 12.00 to 12.30pm


Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

By negotiation


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


By appointment


Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425 Malcolm McNaughton 027 297 4297

New Listing

Open Home







Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

1 Pratt Street Hawarden

6 Leithfield Road Leithfield

View Open Home Saturday 2.30 to 3.15pm. Beautifully presented family home, renovated and extended including re-wiring, new plumbing and double glazing in most areas. Three bedrooms plus large study or fourth bedroom, the open-plan living having an efficient log burner. Garaging for three cars plus off street parking, double-height workroom with three-phase power. The section has easy-care landscaping with vegetable garden, glasshouse and wood shed. | Property ID AM1023

Open Home Sunday 3.15 to 4.00pm. Tidy Fraemohs home, 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. Three bedrooms, the master with en suite. Fenced, singe garage plus carport, a carport 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. | Property ID AM1021





93 Butchers Road 7.4 Hectares

Willowside Place 1,108m2 - 1,289m2

By negotiation - all offers presented

From $137,500



Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425 Urgent Sale Required - Vendors Relocating. Close to the motorway, Kaiapoi, Rangiora and an easy commute to Christchurch. Two bedroom roughcast home with open-plan living, new kitchen and EQC works completed. Extensive range of sheds and array of grain silos, large 4-bay hay shed, irrigation service take from Mill Stream (consent) with mainline to irrgate pasture. Eight paddocks, cattle yards and currently grazing cattle. Great location - ideal contractor’s base or storage facility. | Property ID RA1593

James Murray 027 436 8103

Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

Affordable Sections - Conway Country Estate. Only 10 affordable sections left in this desirable subdivision located on the west side of Amberley Township. Amberley has seen tremendous growth over the past couple of years with many new homes being built and a new shopping centre with Countdown supermarket. Sections are walking distance to the local sporting facilities and primary school and Amberley’s amenities. Covenants in place to protect your investment. | Property ID AM1010

Emily Newell 027 472 0409

Barry Keys 027 434 7689

Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600

Allan Gifford 027 226 2379

Chris Abbott 027 435 2872

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172 Overtons Road 20.5 Hectares

107 Bramleys Road 5.5 Hectares

By negotiation

By negotiation


Contact Emily Newell 027 472 0409

James Murray 027 436 8103 Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119 Larger Lifestyle. Larger lifestyle with options; three bedroom home with spacious living. In-ground pool with adjacent barbeque area. Range of sheds including a 100 x 11 metre steel shed with concrete floor, suitable for a range of activities including calf rearing - specialised storage, ideal contractor’s base. Subdivided into 11 paddocks. Stream through most paddocks, additional grazing available on stream margins. Situated on a sealed, no exit country road, 37km to Amberley. | Property ID AM1018

Polo Horses Or Cattle. If you are looking for a 5.5ha lifestyle property offering a modern home and first class facilities just across the road from the Blue Springs Polo School, this exceptionally well maintained property will impress. Three bedrooms plus office, family home with two living areas with professionally landscaped gardens. Double internal access garage plus a 9m x 9m shed with double roller doors and a 15m x 7.5m shed with large sliding doors - all lockable and private. | Property ID RA1637









Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600

Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600

57 Churchill Street 717m2

9 Hawthorne Road 553m2

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

Looking For Seaviews? Two story, five bedroom home plus a self-contained sleep-out. The jewel in the crown is the large purpose-built deck upstairs providing sun and views over the Pacific Ocean, down over the wharf, with the mountains in the distance. The open-plan living area is downstairs, heated by log burner on wetback. Set on an established section, within walking distance to town. | Property ID TU10604


Queen Charlotte Drive 3,985m2 Price

By negotiation over $729,000

Emily Newell

Contact Chris Abbott 027 435 2872 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

St Arnaud

Howard Valley Road 466.9 Hectares

Farmlands Real Estate Welcomes Emily Newell Emily is our newest salesperson at the Rangiora office. Raised on a sheep and beef farm in North Canterbury and went on to study a Bachelor of Agriculture at Lincoln University. Emily has been involved in dairy farm management in the Canterbury area and previous to that has had a variety of roles including irrigation manager, shepherding, station hand, intensive sheep and beef farming, contract relief milking and was a fish vaccination specialist in the Scottish highlands and islands during her gap year. Emily lives in the Waimakariri area and is an active member of the Waimakariri Young Farmers Club. As a Real Estate salesperson, Emily is an energetic and approachable person who relates well to people of all ages. This, teamed with her extensive agricultural knowledge and background, gives her the ability to achieve the very best outcome for her clients and customers.

Price $4,000,000 plus GST (if any)

Emily Newell


Residential, Lifestyle, Rural Salesperson

Allan Gifford 027 226 2379


027 472 0409


Porika Hills. This property offers discerning buyers options; grazing sheep and beef cattle, dairy grazing as run-off, or finishing unit. 375 hectares effective approximately, subdivided into 50-60 paddocks, including 18 or so deer fenced paddocks. Contour is a mix of heavy flats, rolling downs with smaller amount of medium to steep land. Five bedroom home, good range of ancillary buildings and air strip. Stock and domestic water from natural spring, bore, natural springs and creeks. | Property ID BL1150

James Murray 027 436 8103

Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

Emily Newell 027 472 0409



269 Flaxton Road, Rangiora

Barry Keys 027 434 7689

Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600

Allan Gifford 027 226 2379

Chris Abbott 027 435 2872

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Thursday July 30 2015


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


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

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 .

For Editorial enquiries or Letters to the Editor Phone Robyn on 03 314 8325

Ideall as an exttra bedroom or office.

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

Garage Sales


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. COMFORTABLE near new, small Fraemohs Cot­ tage. Available in exchange for some help on small Ohoka property. Particu­ larly suitable for older, single person with a fond­ ness for country living. Ph 03 327 8690 evenings.

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

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. PAINTER Top quality work. No job too big or small. We stand by Canter­ bury. Call Wayne 027 274 3541.

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 A Lady Paperhanger and Painter, all work guaran­ teed, free quotes. Phone Carol 027 435 9165 or 03 3127 327. NORTH Canterbury Painters. Reg Tradesman. Interior, exterior painting. Free quotes. Covering North Canterbury, Oxford, Kaiapoi, Rangiora, Amber­ ley. Phone Robin Driver 03 327 7899 or 027 432 3520.

Garage Sales




GARAGE SALE TRAIL 30 plus sites in and around

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

Oxford Township Extravaganza of new, recycled, second hand treasures, odds and ends

Sunday 2nd August 9.00am to 2.00pm Venue maps available both ends of Oxford from 8.30am to 10.30am or from the Farmers Market Carpark in Main Street Organised by the Oxford Promotions Action Committee Inc

Chimney Cleaning

Tree Services

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

CRAIGS Trees (03) 327-4190

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.

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



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

Business For Sale

TAKEAWAY Business in North Canterbury on State Highway 1. A great little business with plenty of potential. 90% OF equip­ ment less than 2 years old. Genuine reason for selling. NORTH Canterbury Tree For more information Care. Specialising in big phone 021 263 1344. trees in small spaces, long term tree plans, advisory service, fully insured. Free For Sale quotes, prompt service. Phone Mike Gilbert 0800 NO bees? Rent a beehive. 873 336. Fully managed by regis­ STUMP REMOVAL Ser­ tered bee keepers. You get vicing North Canterbury pollination plus honey. for prompt professional ser­ Phone 027 657 2007. vice. Phone Tim 0800 178 867.

Free Quotes 027 2299 454

Public Notices

Public Notices

MainPower New Zealand Limited Notice of Annual Meeting. The Annual Meeting of Shareholders of MainPower New Zealand Limited will be held at MainPower head office, 172 Fernside Road, Rangiora on Monday 31 August 2015 commencing at 5.30pm. An invitation is extended to all North Canterbury and Kaikoura residents to attend. Phone 03 311 8300. www.mainpower.co.nz


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Health & Beauty Health & Beauty

Bowen Therapy Bowen Technique Gentle effective bodywork




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Reg Prof. Bowtech Pract Johanna Lettink Oxford ph 312 1316 ph 021 269 0371 uesdays, 160 Hills Road, Chch Tu www.natureinbalance.co.nz

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.

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

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

Property Wanted PROPERTY wanted. Long term. Moving closer to Grandchildren. We require 2/3 bdrm house or cottage. With car shed & or workshop. Rural, prefer in and around Amberley, Waipara, Waimak. Please phone 03 572 2743.

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

12.15pm 1.00pm


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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


12.00pm 11.45am 3.00pm 3.30pm

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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

1.00pm 2.00pm 1.30pm 2.30pm

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

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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

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

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

Harcourts Twiss Keir

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5 Kawakawa Street 3 Tutaipatu Ave 5 Kawakawa Street 36 Kahuraki Drive 12 Tiritiri Moana Drive 36 Kahuraki Drive 54 Aroha Street

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

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

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

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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PUBLIC NOTICE SALE AND SUPPLY OF ALCOHOL ACT 2012 Section 101 Grumpy Two Limited has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Amberley for the renewal of the On and Off licence in respect of the premises situated at 11 Weka Pass Road, Waikari, Hurunui district known as Star & Garter Hotel. The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is that of a Hotel. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are: On Licence - Monday Sunday 8am - 1am. Off Licence - Monday Sunday 9am - 11pm. The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Hurunui District Licensing Committee at 66 Carters Road, Amberley. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the grant of the application may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the Hurunui District Licensing Committee, PO Box 13, Amberley. No objection to the renewal of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 131 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. This is the first publication of this notice.

PUBLIC NOTICE SALE AND SUPPLY OF ALCOHOL ACT 2012 Section 101 New Zealand Kitchen Ventures Limited has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Amberley for the renewal of the On-Licence in respect of the premises situated at 133 Carters Road, Amberley, Hurunui district known as Green Duck Thai. The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is that of a BYO Restaurant. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are: Monday - Sunday 11am 2pm, 5pm- 10pm. The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Hurunui District Licensing Committee at 66 Carters Road, Amberley. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the grant of the application may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the Hurunui District Licensing Committee, PO Box 13, Amberley. No objection to the renewal of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 131 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 This is the only publication of this notice.

PUBLIC NOTICE SALE AND SUPPLY OF ALCOHOL ACT 2012 Section 101 Cheviot Golf Club has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Amberley for the renewal and variation of the On Licences in respect of the premises situated at Campbells Road, Cheviot, Hurunui district known as Cheviot Golf Club Inc. The applicant seeks to vary the conditions of the Club Licence and the following will apply; change in hours. All other conditions remain unchanged. The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is that of a Sports Club. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence is: Mon – Fri 3pm to 8pm Sat – Sun 3pm to 10pm The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Hurunui District Licensing Committee at 66 Carters road, Amberley. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the grant of the application may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the Hurunui District Licensing Committee, P O Box 13, AMBERLEY. No objection to the renewal of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 131 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. This is the only publication of this notice.

PUBLIC NOTICE SALE AND SUPPLY OF ALCOHOL ACT 2012 Section 101 Rodger and Nola Strong have made application to the District Licensing Committee at Amberley for the grant of the On and Off Licences in respect of the premises situated at 1224 Karaka Road, Hurunui, Hurunui District, Hurunui, known as Hurunui Hotel 2015. The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is that of a Hotel. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licences are: On Licence – Monday to Sunday 8am to 1am Off Licence – Monday to Sunday 8am to 1am The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Hurunui District Licensing Committee at 66 Carters Road, Amberley. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the grant of the application may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the Hurunui District Licensing Committee, P O Box 13, AMBERLEY. No objection to the issue of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 105 (1) of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. This is the first publication of this notice.

Walkway Closures The Department of Conservation gives notice that the following walkways are closed for lambing between 15 August - 15 October: Pigeon Bay, Mount Herbert, Port Levy Saddle to Mount Herbert, Gebbies Pass to Packhorse Hut, Diamond Harbour top road to Mount Herbert shelter, Orton Bradley to Mount Herbert shelter Port Robinson (Kaituna to Packhorse Track remains open during lambing.) Ross Milichamp, Conservation Services Manager Mahaanui Department of Conservation PO Box 11089, Sockburn Christchurch 8443 Telephone (03) 341 9100

AGM Citizens Advice Bureau North Canterbury Inc, Tuesday 18th August 2015, 10.30am at Mainpower Oval, East Belt, Rangiora. Public and Past members all welcome. CLAIRVOYANT medium, clear accurate readings with Holly. Phone 03 314 9073.

For Lease

OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE approx 50sqm Kippenberger Ave, Rangiora Phone 021 202 2290

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Situations Vacant Situations Vacant EARTHWORKS – CONSTRUCTION OPERATOR Canterbury Waste Services provides resource recovery, waste transport and waste disposal services in Canterbury. Canterbury Waste Services is seeking a fit, versatile team player, preferably with heavy plant operating experience, willing to learn all aspects of waste disposal and civil construction works at the Kate Valley Landfill in North Canterbury. The position is part of a dedicated team involved in the operational aspects of earthworks construction and waste disposal, in a safe and environmentally secure manner. If you are an experienced multi-skilled operator or relatively new to the construction industry, then we would like to hear from you.

Hurunui Veterans Tennis AGM,

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



You will need the following attributes: • Have experience in the operation of heavy civil engineering construction machinery. • Possess appropriate licences to operate heavy machinery – Classes 1 & 4, and WTR preferred. • Be physically fit. • Be reliable and trustworthy. • Have initiative and positive attitude. • Have a willingness to learn. • Enjoy working as part of a productive team. • Possess a current car drivers licence. • The ability and willingness to work within the variable timeframes required by the CWS operation. • A positive, friendly attitude and outlook. The closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday 10th August 2015. To obtain an application form and job description, please contact Canterbury Waste Services PO Box 142, Amberley 7441 Attention: Linda Chandler


or email: lindac@cws.co.nz or telephone 03 359 1800


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Over 1000 units sold Deep penetration Total body coverage 2.5 litres per sheep

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Canterbury Waste Services has a Zero Tolerance to drugs and alcohol in the workplace and undertakes pre employment and random testing.


$5112.00 + GST


* Price includes Davey Pump & Honda Motor * Freight free to nearest main centre

TILING J.A.S Tiling Services Ltd. Professional, prompt, friendly service. No job too small, free quotes. For all your tiling needs, kitchens, bathrooms, splashbacks, hearths, entranceways. Ceramic tiles, porcelain tiles, stone veneer, slate. Please phone Andy or Jo 027 322 7191, 03 310 7640 or email andy@jas­tiling.nz. GLASS and Glazing. Got a broken glass window? Insurance Work, Pet Doors, Mirrors, Retro Refits, Single / Double Glazing, Splashbacks, Fire Glass. Call your local Glazier Mark on 03 312 3253 or 027 242 6368. Shelley’s Glass and Glazing. 32 years in the Glass Industry. Oper­ ating in North Canterbury. STAINWORKS & Paint­ ing. All surfaces, fence and deck coatings. Incl exterior & interior painting. No job too big or small. Phone 027 245 5149.

cut to length Building Structural Steel


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

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

Ph Chris 027 365 5818

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

PROPERTY MAINTEN­ ANCE. Lawns, gardens, hedges, chainsaw work, pruning, painting and minor home alterations. TOWN AND COUNTRY. Phone Mike 03 313 0261. SCREEN PRINTING. For all your printing requirements. T­shirts, Hoodies, Hi­Vis vests and polos, Overalls, Caps etc. Please phone Heather 03 313 0261 or email heather.norstar@gmail.com.


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

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

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

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

Darwin Earthworks Ltd Rangiora Ph Rob McAlister 027 434 0315 A H 03 313 2276


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Thursday July 30 2015

GENERAL Labourers required. TC and Sitesafe an advantage. Phone Jade Resourcing 03 327 0656, 66 Ohoka Rd, Kaiapoi.

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

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

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.

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



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


Oxford Butchery Bevan and Shane Frahm

• Licensed Building Practitioner


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

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

• Registered Master Builder

Number one

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



Computer Repairs

Civil and Drainage

Driveways Landscaping Retaining Walls Earthworks Foundations



Wastewater Septic Tanks Treatment Plants Drainage Irrigation

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”


Registered Clinical Dental Techncian

Phone (03) 313-9192



38a Ashley Street, Rangiora

Wilson Decorators Ltd


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

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

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


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



Free quotes

Allan Pethig For all your electrical needs. Residential & Commercial

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

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

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




Home Decorating

HIGH COUNTRY FENCING Dairy Conversion Specialist

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

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

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

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

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


Landscape Design



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


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



(will travel)


www.longsilver construction.com


03 313 2840



Ring Mark 027 229 7310 for a free quote

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


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

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

• Kitchen Cupboards • Wardrobes

Painters / Decorators

• Wooden Windows • Caravan Joinery repairs and new


Phone Arthur 312 6525 021 310 737






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

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Picture Framing



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

Thursday July 30 2015





“Fine Arts Guild Commended Framer”

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

PHONE 352 7594

artworkspapanui@xtra.co.nz www.artworkspictureframing.co.nz 1575771

OPEN: Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm

Picture Framing


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




Master Plumber of the Year 2010

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

Canterbury owned and operated for over 60 years



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

Locally owned and operated

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

Timber Sales

Quality Timber at discounted prices

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


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



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

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

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



Waterblasting Ltd Servicing Canterbury Commercial & Residential


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


Water Blasting

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

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Thursday July 30 2015

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


2009 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER PRADO VX 3.0 t/diesel, leather, 7-seater, very tidy


QUALITY USED VEHICLE SELECTION 2013 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER LTD; just 44,000km, stunning in silver with leather trim.........................$48,995 2010 TOYOTA HILUX SR5

5-speed, 3.0 t/diesel, canopy, alarmed, 124,000km



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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