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Woodstacks: Loburn farmer turns firewood into art. — page 13.

Grand Finals: Kaiapoi hosts rugby finals this Saturday. — page 27.

Real Estate: Nth Canterbury property sales. — page 31 ­ 34.

Woodend church faces uncertainty By DAVID HILL The future of an historic Woodend Church hangs in the balance due to the cost of earthquake repairs. The 104­year­old brick Woodend Methodist Church on the Main North Road, which is one of only four buildings in the town with heritage status, is facing a hefty $1.3 million bill to strengthen and restore it to its former glory. Rangiora­Woodend Methodist minister Rev Philo Kinera says there is money available from insurance and other funding sources, but the small congregation is still facing a huge bill. Before making a final decision on the building’s future, Rev Kinera says the congregation has called a public meeting in the Woodend Methodist hall on Friday, August 21, at 7pm to discuss options for the building’s future with the community. Parishioner Evelyn Wilson says she hopes a way forward can be found in partnership with the community. ‘‘It could be restored as a community building. ‘‘We envisaged from the beginning, after the September 2010 earthquake, that it could be restored for performing arts.’’ At a previous public meeting two years ago, more than 40 people representing a range of local community groups shared ideas on how the building could be used for community events, but fundraising ideas were not discussed. Rev Kinera says one option is to establish a community trust, where the local community takes

Contemplating the future . . . Woodend Methodist Church members Rev Barry Harkness (left), Rev Philo Kinera, Evelyn Wilson and Greta Vis are keen to explore options for the future of the earthquake damaged 1911 PHOTO: DAVID HILL. brick building. ownership of the building in partnership with the church. The alternative is demolition and for the congregation to focus on developing the hall. The Methodist church has been associated with Woodend since 1858, when several families arrived in the area and established a Methodist school, making it one of the oldest churches in North Canterbury. Parishioner John Harris says the first church services were

held in private residences until a wooden church building was built on the present site in 1864 at a cost of 1050 pounds. However it was built ‘‘on the cheap‘‘ and was eventually replaced by the brick building in 1911. The Methodist school building was transported across Main North Road in 1864 using horses and rollers, from a property owned by Thomas Ayers. It was later replaced by a hall from a

Methodist church which once presided at Sefton. Waimakariri Mayor David Ayers, who is a member of the Rangiora­Woodend Methodist Parish and serves on the Methodist Church’s national property committee, say the situation is ‘‘not too dissimilar to the arguments over the Christ Church Cathedral’’. ‘‘You’ve got two badly damaged buildings which the community has a sense of ownership for.

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They both have the potential to be be used as community spaces, but they don’t meet the modern needs of the churches themselves.’’ Mr Ayers says his links to the Woodend Methodist Church date back to his great­great­ grandfather, Thomas Ayers’ arrival in the area in 1858. Waimakariri district councillor Kirstyn Barnett, who represents the Woodend­Ashley ward, says it would be ‘‘heart­breaking’’ to lose such a ‘‘beautiful and iconic building’’. ‘‘We used to drive down the road and think it was our beautiful building. But then it got damaged and it was sad for a town with a proud history going back 150 years. ‘‘I understand the challenges, but we are going to build beautiful, new buildings and they will make their own history.’’ Former Rangiora­Woodend Methodist minister Rev Brian Turner, who now lives in Waikuku, believes the Woodend Methodists should negotiate with the local Anglicans and combine resources in developing the St Barnabas Church site. ‘‘My first priority would be forming a co­operative parish, as I’m an ecumenist. But another option would be a shared building arrangement. ‘‘The Methodists have a proud history in the area, but today the community doesn’t recognise denominations, but rather effective churches. ‘‘I see the Anglican church as a community church under Anglican auspices, with people from a range of different denominations,’’ he says. Continued Page 2

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Therapeutic . . . Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa general manager Graeme Abbot PHOTO: SUPPLIED. enjoys a soak in the thermal waters at the complex. anti­ageing properties. The Hanmer Springs Thermal Pool and Spa complex has been nominated as a finalist in two categories in the Champion Canterbury Business Awards. It is a finalist in the Champion Tourism section in the medium to large Enterprise

category along with Orana Wildlife Park and Welcome Aboard. It is also a finalist in the ACC Workplace Safety section where it is up against Kilmarnock Enterprises and Men at Work. The winners will be announced at a ceremony on September 16.

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Woodend Anglican vicar Lynnette Lightfoot says combining resources would be ‘‘a sensible way forward’’ and she would welcome a shared site arrangement. The Woodend Anglicans are already exploring options for

extending the church building, which would make it be possible for two church services to be held at the same time. However, retired minister and Woodend Methodist parishioner Rev Barry Harkness says there have been past attempts for the two

congregations to work together, but they have not worked out. Besides, Rev Kinera says the Methodists have a commitment to their site to look after the cemetery. For more information about the Woodend Methodist Church contact rangioramethodist@clear.net.nz.

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Endangered kaki may return to Nth Canty coastal environment feral cats, he said. The earliest that a release could occur was 2017. ‘‘But the ball is rolling...,’’ he said. ‘‘There are a number of boxes which DOC has to tick in order to make sure that any release has as much chance of success as possible.’’ DOC biodiversity ranger, Cody Thyne, says the key requirements for a successful kaki release site included suitable feeding and breeding areas, adequate predator control, and ongoing community support. The North Canterbury sites had potential, but a more detailed assessment was required before any transfer of birds could occur, he said. A release of kaki in North Canterbury is also reliant on birds from DOC’s captive breeding programme being available. Unfortunately, the programme suffered a setback in June, when heavy snowfall damaged the kaki’s aviaries. ‘‘This has affected the capacity to hatch and raise birds until these facilities can be rebuilt,’’ Mr Thyne said. If the reintroduction of kaki in North Canterbury does go ahead, the birds will join six other rare species in the area, the ngutu pare (wrybill), the tarapuka (black­billed gull), the tarapirohe (black­ fronted tern), the poaka (pied stilt), the torea (South Island pied oyster catcher) and the turiwhatu (banded dotterel). Mr Ledgard says it is exciting to think that in a few years time, the Ashley­ Rakahuri Rivercare Group might be able to show visitors all seven rare, and endangered, braided river bird species.

By SHELLEY TOPP Reintroducing the kaki to North Canterbury is being considered. The reintroduction was discussed at a recent meeting between Ngai Tahu, the Tuhaitara Coastal Park, the Ashley­ Rakahuri Rivercare Group, and the Department of Conservation (DOC). North Canterbury ornithologists are excited as the kaki, which is also known as the black stilt, is one of the world’s rarest and most endangered birds. The adult kaki stands about 40cm high with black plumage, red eyes and legs, and a long, fine black bill. Their young have mottled black plumage. One hundred years ago, it was the dominant stilt species in New Zealand, with a widespread presence in both the North Island and South Island, says Nick Ledgard, chair of the Ashley­Rakahuri Rivercare Group. However, they birds had ‘‘steadily retreated to their last stronghold, in the Mackenzie Basin’’ and maintained there by a captive breeding programme developed by DOC, he says. That might be set to change in a couple of years with an area of about 2000 hectares, involving the lower Ashley­ Rakahuri River, the Ashley/Saltwater Creek estuary, and the Tuhaitara Coastal Park, being considered for their reintroduction. ‘‘The park runs behind the Pegasus Bay foreshore, from just south of the estuary at Waikuku, through to Kairaki, just north of the Waimakariri estuary,’’ Mr Ledgard says. He says the Mackenzie Basin

The endangered kaki . . . Consideration is being given to reintroducing it to North PHOTO: EMILY SANCHA Canterbury. programme had been very successful as the population had dropped to 23 kaki in 1982, all in the Mackenzie Basin. A ‘‘wild population’’ of around 70 adults exists now thanks to the programme. ‘‘The lower Ashley­Rakahuri River and estuary, together with the adjacent wetlands being developed in the Tuhaitara Coastal Park, offer a range of attractive habitats for kaki,’’ he said. ‘‘In addition, the threat of predation could well be lower than in the Mackenzie Basin.’’ One of the main reasons for the rapid decline in kaki numbers was because they are prone to predation by introduced predators, such as stoats and

Kaikoura Hop car show cranking up By DAVID HILL

Changes are in store for this year’s fifth annual Kaikoura Hop. Organiser Doug O’Callahan says last year’s car show was overwhelmed with late entries, so this year all display cars must be registered online prior to September 17 to 20 event. ‘‘Things have been cranking up nicely over the last couple of years, but last year we had 649 cars registered before the event and we had another 700 trying to register on the day. It was just too much to handle. ‘‘So we are taking two steps backwards before we can go forward. We will probably see a little bit less this year, until people get the hang of it.’’ People can register their cars online at www.kaikourahop.co.nz up until Thursday evening, September 17 and pay by internet banking (up to a week before registrations

close) or by credit card through the PayPal system. Mr O’Callahan says local police estimated there was an extra 6000 people in town for last year’s car show with as many as 1500 cars taking part. This year’s Kaikoura Hop begins with an informal get together at the Whaler Bar on Thursday, September 17. There will be a cruise to Waiau the next day for a shed visit and barbecue lunch, before returning to Kaikoura for cruises down the main street at 3pm and 6.30pm and a drive­in movie. Saturday is the main day of activities with the car show at the Takahanga Domain from 9am, trade displays, air brush displays, vintage period cars, motorbikes, live music and a Miss Hop contest for girls up to age 14. A cruise is planned for 6.30pm before the evening’s entertainment. Blenheim band Helter Skelter is


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Helping hand . . . Waimakariri District Council Mayor, David Ayers, holds the ribbon for Abi Hannah, aged 8, during the opening ceremony of the Dudley Park Multi­Sport Turf in PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP Rangiora last Friday afternoon.

Multi-sport facility By BY SHELLEY TOPP There was a buzz of excitement among hockey enthusiasts at the opening of the new Dudley Park Multi­Sport Turf facility in Rangiora last Friday. The new artificial turf facility can be used for netball, football and cricket, but will mainly be used for junior hockey competition games and Rangiora Hockey Club’s team training. A purpose built facility has been on the club’s wish list for many years. However, Waimakariri District Council Mayor, David Ayers, had even more exciting news for hockey fans when he spoke at the opening. ‘‘We are looking to establish a full­size hockey turf in the district,’’ he said. Although he was unable to say yet where that would be, the idea had ‘‘definitely not been abandoned’’. As a former hockey player, Mr Ayers said it was great to see the sport growing, and in such a healthy state, in Waimakariri. It was also great to have the new facility just over the road from the Rangiora Borough School, in Church Street. It was one way the council could help out schools, he said. Other guest speakers at the opening included, Alan Sutton, principal of Rangiora Borough School, Kevin Gainsford, Rangiora Hockey Club spokesman, Don Robertson, chairman North Canterbury Sports and Recreation Trust, Rod Templeton, Canterbury Hockey chief executive

officer, and three Rangiora Borough School pupils, Chloe Hill, Jim Gibbs and Hugo Cary. The Rangiora Hockey Club secretary, Cat Hannah, said the club’s rapid growth had provided impetus for the new facility. Cat’s husband Stu Hannah is a member of the club’s senior men’s team and their daughter, Abi, aged 8, who was chosen to cut the ribbon at the opening ceremony, also plays hockey for the club. The chief executive officer of the North Canterbury Sports and Recreation Trust, Michael Sharpe, said earlier that the new facility was the result of teamwork at its best. ‘‘The hockey club worked with Canterbury Hockey to reclaim some of the materials from earthquake damaged Porritt Park facility We used our strong relationships with local contractors to get the best installation prices, and then assisted the club with it’s grant application to the NZ Community Trust for the balance of funds required to get this facility up and running,’’ he said. Keen hockey enthusiasts Lois Archer, and her husband Ron, said they were thrilled to see the new facility opened. Mrs Archer has played hockey since she was five and Ron is a life member of the Rangiora Hockey Club. It was a fantastic new facility, they said. Previously, players had to practice in Rangiora’s A&P Showgrounds pavilion. ‘‘This will just make such a difference. Their skill level will just soar,’’ Mrs Archer said.

Vanuatu Island Night A special Vanuatu Island Night will be held in Amberley at the end of the month, as Vanuatuans working on the Camshorn and Waiata Vineyards, north of Amberley, prepare to go home. The fundraising event is being held instead of the usual Independence Celebration Day and is to say thank you to the many people who have given clothing, toys and furniture to help out their families and friends back home following the devastating Tropical Cyclone Pam that ripped through the island in March. Garry and Lola Love, Lead Pastors for Inspire Church Amberley, say the guys from Vanuatu from both Camshorn and Waiata Vineyards, want to thank the Amberley­Waipara­ Hurunui community for the tremendous support.

‘‘They are truly grateful for your generosity and kindness. ‘‘The guys are looking forward to going home with all the goodies you have provided to share with their families. Although they have not met you personally, what you have done has touched their hearts so powerfully. ‘‘Thank you again for your act of kindness,’’ they say. Mrs Love says the Vanuatu Island night will be held in the Amberley Domain pavilion on August 29 from 6pm to 9.30pm. There will be a buffet and a string band. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for under 16 and are available from Christina Love at kenandchristina@hotmail.com or Sally Mac’s, Amberley (03) 314 8414.

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Art, crafts and demonstrations By ROBYN BRISTOW An Art and Sculpture Hangar, 60 new stalls, a French Market style lunch and Chelsea Winter sharing her love of food, will all be on offer at this year’s Christmas Country Fe ˆ te near Culverden on October 29. Lou Davison, who is one of the original organisers of the fe ˆ te which is now over 23 years old, says the Art Hangar ­ an old aeroplane hangar that has been cleaned out and spruced up ­ will house art and sculpture treasures that people can carry and take with them on the day. The hangar adds a new dimension to the popular fe ˆ te that will this year host 200 stallholders, over a quarter of them new to the fe ˆ te, and from ‘‘well north of Kerikeri’’ in the North Island to the bottom of the South Island. A splash of French­style dining by

White Tie Catering will add to the atmosphere with diners able to browse around market stalls ­ there are meats, cheeses, pickles, salads, breads, a sweet treat and a glass of Charles Wiffen or juice. Chelsea Winter, one of New Zealand’s favourite cooks and best­selling cookbook authors, will also add to the food experience sharing her favourite recipes based around entertaining at Christmas. She will hold two free demonstrations at 10.45am and 2.45pm in the FMG tent, sharing her love of good food. Lou says Chelsea is really looking forward to her trip south which will include demonstrations at Hanmer Springs the night before the Fe ˆ te. As visitors enjoy the food and wine area of the Fe ˆ te they will be entertained by The Starlets a female vocal Trio ­

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A Note from Claire Stronger communities By KAIKOURA MAYOR WINSTON GRAY I recently attended the Local Government annual general meeting in Rotorua. There was much of the discussion around growing the regions. There seemed to be a theme running through conversations about the importance of the regions and creating stronger communities by looking at what is our point of difference and developing around that to make the towns more vibrant and a better place to live. The impact of the Auckland housing market is also creating opportunities, where families are looking at the option of cashing up and moving to lower cost centres. Lawrence Yule, president of Local Government New Zealand spoke of the fact that 40 % of the Countries GDP is located in the regions and this requires a shared national approach to regional development across New Zealand to lift economic growth over the next decade. Former Lord Mayor of Adelaide spoke of his passion for creating desirable communities, with things like food trucks street art, outdoor eateries and integrating temporary infrastructure into town hubs, and most importantly making the most of technology. Many of these things are happening here in New Zealand and make our towns more alive. During the Conference four remits were passed by members. They requested the government to develop legislation to

prohibit smoking outside of restaurants, cafe ´s and bars. A levy on plastic bags was also passed. Levies have proved effective overseas to reduce the use of plastic bags. The third remit requested that local government engage with central government to have water and wastewater subsidy schemes reintroduced with annual funding of $20 million to support this project. This programme would provide funding support for smaller less populated communities who could not afford to do this alone. The fourth remit asked local government to investigate the possibility of charging rates on crown land. This would help many of the smaller regions who have large amounts of land in the Department of Conservation estate. Crown land makes up almost 70% of the Kaikoura district. Many other regions have the same issue. Minister of local government Paula Bennett spoke on the closing morning of the conference. Paula warned councils to look at their own spending and wages before they chase more funding from Central government. She also spoke of the need for councils to work together for the benefit of their ratepayers. Paula also said the government acknowledges the pressures local government does face and that they are looking at different mechanisms to manage growth. Local government meets again next year in Dunedin.

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This last week I attended two different events to help build resilience and strengthen our community in response to what is the worst drought we have seen as a district since the 1970s, as well as the catastrophic dairy price drop. Even our wine makers have suffered. Those who know me well, know I would rather be behind a blow­dryer or a camera than a quad bike, but I am, proudly, a farmer’s daughter and a farmer’s wife. I have a very close up view of this drought, the stress and heartache it is causing to my family, and my clients that come and support our salon. I could not be prouder of how this community has pulled together to support each other in this awful time. The number of people attending the extremely well organised events Drown the Drought and Refill Your Cup are testament to how awesome our Hurunui District is and what strong and resilient people we have living here. And we will need to be resilient, because this drought is not going to only affect farmers.

This community (as well as our whole country) relies on agriculture to thrive and survive. If agriculture suffers, we all do. The flow on effects are immediate and devastating. Now more then ever, we need to be community minded. We need to support each other, look out for each other, keep our sense of humour and our strong North Canterbury back bone. Please support the businesses that support your community. Every time you choose a Waipara Wine, purchase a bag of apples from our local fruit shop, a box of nails from Bashers, a gift from Mumma Ts or any other time you choose to Shop Local, you are a hero, because you are keeping the wheels of this community turning. If you are reading this, chances are you are already a client of ours, and we appreciate your support in these hard times. A heart felt thank you. Yours, Claire Inkson, Tanglefoot Lane Photography and Village Hair and Beauty.

Rock’n’Wheels The annual ‘‘Rock’n’Wheels meet’’ will be held on Sunday September 6 at the Amberley Domain. The Swap Meet / Craft Fair runs from 8.30 am to 4 pm and is $10 per site. The Classic Wheels Show starts at 8.30 am and also runs until 4 pm ­ $10 per wheels registration. Public Choice Prizes, Live Music, Food and Refreshments, Entertainment. Gate Entry: $5 per adult, children 5 to 15 years gold coin. For more information and registration contact rocknwheelsmeet@yahoo.com or phone Katrina or Les on 03 3148153. If it’s wheels and you love it, bring it along! All Proceeds to the Amberley Girl Guides. Lions Charity Golf The Kaiapoi Lion’s annual charity golf tournament will be held at the Kaiapoi Golf Club on Sunday, August 16. All golfers welcome. 11am Shotgun start. Please contact Peter on 03 3277339 for details . Wooden Toy­making A Wooden Toy­making workshop will be held with David Blackler from 10am to 1pm, Scargill, on Sunday, August 9. Fee $10 or three TimeBank Hurunui credits. Assemble and paint pre­cut wooden, wheeled toys. A fun, hands­on workshop for children and parents. Register at tbhlearningexchange@gmail.com or call 314 3406 Oxford’s Wearable Arts Oxford’s Wearable Arts competition is a great family night out with music, entertainment and fabulous costumes. It will be held at the Oxford GP Hall on Saturday, August 15 from 6.30pm to 9pm. Cost: Adults $20 to $30, students $10, family $50. Tickets available from Oxford Area School, Oxford Service Centre, Kaiapoi I­Site, www.dashtickets.co.nz, jane@oxford.school.nz.

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The lure of the Blue Moon . . . A queue forms behind an outdoor telescope manned by volunteers from the Canterbury Astronomical Society, at the Oxford Area School PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP Observatory’s community night last Friday. Basking in the spotlight . . . Entrants in last year’s Stars for the Night Show run as PHOTO: SHOT FROM THE HEART. a fundraiser for the Leithfield School.

A star for a night Leithfield School is offering the chance for wanna­be stars to take their place in the spotlight and bask in their favourite fantasy. The 13th annual Stars for the Night Show will provide the stage for those who dare to step out of their comfort zone, connect with the school community and have plenty of fun while pretending to be their favourite rock star, actor or personalty. The September show, which will feature 10 acts, provides a challenge to teams or individuals to tackle anything from a Broadway skit to impersonations and lip­synching their favourite songs ­ anything goes. The annual event has proved over the years to be both entertaining and a great way to raise funds for the school. An organiser, Ange Wyllie says it is great to see people get up and have a go and pretend to be ‘‘someone else’’

for a few minutes on stage. ‘‘It is a neat atmosphere with many people coming along for years,’’ she says. No acts are publicised, so it is a mystery as to who is taking the stage on the night where a professional DJ and lighting technician will help bring a touch of Broadway to the stage. The audience will vote on their three favourite acts with the winner receiving $100, second place $75 and $50 for third. A silent auction will be run on the night and businesses are encouraged to donate and help support the fundraiser where a Corporate table will cost $350, individual tickets $30. Supper provided by the school community. Tickets and information can be obtained by contacting Ange Wyllie on 027­6151189 or (03) 3149952.

Blue moon popular By SHELLEY TOPP Long lines of cars parked on both sides of Oxford’s Bay Road last Friday night as a large crowd gathered for Once In A Blue Moon. Inside long queues of people waited to get a telescopic peek at the rare blue moon during the Oxford Area School Observatory’s community night. The longest queue stretched about 100 metres from the observatory entrance back to the gate on the Bay Road footpath. The main attraction was to get a close­up glimpse of a rare blue moon through the observatory’s big telescope. A rare phenomenon that happens when there are two full moons in one month. Full moons generally appear 29.5 days apart, meaning on average, a blue moon will only occur during 41 months every century, or once every two­and­a­half years. There were similar queues waiting behind two other telescopes that had been set up outside the Oxford Area School’s Observatory and manned by volunteers

from the Canterbury Astronomical Society for the event which was a celebration of the International Year of Light, and a community fundraiser, with entry by gold coin donation, to help buy a new telescope for the school’s observatory. The school’s Meade 10­inch LX50 telescope was bought in 2000 with help from the Lions Foundation and contributions from the Parent Teachers Association. But huge technology advances since means it is time to buy a new more user­friendly telescope. The popularity of the event exceeded all expectations with James Moffat, astronomer at the observatory, rapt with the turnout.‘‘People were incredibly patient,’’ he said.While the blue moon was the star of the show moon films inside the school hall and outside on a wall close to the observatory, were also popular. The Kids’ Blue Moon poster competition was won by Ben Hendrie, aged 12, of Rangiora. More than $500 was raised for a new telescope and many more people now know the observatory exists.


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Big crowds welcome ‘JK’ to North Canty By SHELLEY TOPP Depression is an illness, not a weakness, and suicide is not an option, because you can get better. Those were the points rugby legend Sir John Kirwan emphasised during a visit to Rangiora and Amberley last week. The visit was part of his ‘‘A Word With John Kirwan’’ tour of South Island rural communities last month. ‘‘Rural people are facing incredible pressure, ’’ he said. ‘‘I’m a Jafa from Auckland. I don’t pretend to know what people are going through, or what has pushed them to be unwell, but what I do know is I’ve been there and done that, and a lot of the symptoms are the same, and a lot of the recovery you can do is the same. You can get through it,’’ the Westpac ambassador said. ‘‘Youth in New Zealand, and our rural sector, have the highest suicide rates, so it’s not something we can ignore.’’ He would like to see a nationwide programme set up in schools to show young people how to deal with depression. Sir John, who prefers to be called ‘‘JK’’, is considered to be one of the best wings ever to play rugby for New Zealand. He became an All Black in 1984, aged 19, after being selected from third­grade club rugby to play for Auckland in 1983. He played 96 matches for the All Blacks, including 63 tests, and scored 67 tries all­up, with 35 of those in test rugby. When the All Blacks won the inaugural Rugby World Cup, in

1987, he played a key role, setting the tournament alight with an electrifying end­to­end try against Italy in the opening match. His phenomenal speed on the wing made him an exciting player to watch and won him a huge fan base in New Zealand and around the world. On the surface, it looked as though this incredibly talented young player had the world at his feet. But, in reality, he was suffering from crippling anxiety, accompanied by long periods of depression. ‘‘I was living the dream. I had a free pass with the All Blacks. But inside I was dead. I had no self esteem and no self confidence,’’ he told the big crowd of mainly students who attended his talk at Rangiora High School last week (on Wednesday July 29). ‘‘I was a perfectionist. If we lost the game it was my fault,’’ he said. He struggled with the illness for years, hiding it, not wanting people to know, fearing they would think he was weak, until one day clinical psychologist Dr Louise Armstrong provided him with a life­changing, light­bulb moment. She asked me what I would do if I had a hamstring injury? ‘‘I told her I would ice it.’’ ‘‘Then what,’’ she asked? ‘‘I would get physio.’’ ‘‘Exactly,’’ she said. ‘‘Well, your brain is no different.’’ ‘‘I related to that,’’ he said. ‘‘I thought, oh, I have just got a tight hamstring in there I need to get help.’’ His acceptance that depression was an illness, not a

Elizabeth Mullan . . . Rangiora High School head girl, in her Wacky Wednesday Madonna costume, thanks Sir John Kirwan for speaking to students at the school last week during his ‘A Word With John Kirwan’ PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP tour. weakness, put him on the road to recovery. Knowing his illness could be treated removed the fear of it. ‘‘That was the moment I started getting better,’’ he said. However, he was still not convinced he should be taking medication to help his recovery. ‘‘I had to take anti­depressants and I hated myself for doing it,’’ he said. It took a sharp rebuke from his much­loved father, Pat, to set him straight on that score. One day he complained to his father about having to take medication for depression. However, his father was also on medication. He suffered from heart disease, and had

undergone bypass surgery, plus surgery to replace a ‘‘bung elbow’’ with a $50,000 bionic one. ‘‘Do you want me to die?’’ his father asked him. ‘‘No,’’ came the reply. ‘‘I’m taking 50 of these pills a day to stay alive. So take your one pill and get over it.’’ After speaking at Rangiora High School Sir John headed to the Amberley Domain where 450 people packed out the pavilion to listen to him. Unfortunately many others, who hadn’t booked, had to be turned away. The event was so popular Westpac Bank organisers said they could have held another packed meeting.

At both talks Sir John lightened the tone by asking the audience to stand up and dance, then hug three strangers. ‘‘What just happened then,’’ he asked. ‘‘Everyone laughed, and the energy of the room went up,’’ he said. ‘‘My son Niko tells me I am the worst dancer in the world. But I told him I don’t care, it makes me feel good. Depression has taught me that it doesn’t matter what other people think.’’ Recovering from depression was about ‘‘reaching out to others for help, finding enjoyment in the little things, and giving yourself permission to be who you are’’, he said. Everyone was different. It was important to include things in your everyday life that made you feel well. This provided strength and resilience to cope with problems thoughout life. ‘‘I just lost my job. It was my dream job, coaching the Blues. I wanted to come down here (after several years coaching overseas) and win the Super 15 Rugby final. Instead I finished 14th and I lost my job.’’ Although his emotions about these unwelcome turn of events were still raw, he was able to cope better now because he had a wellness programme to get through it. ‘‘I keep looking at what is good for me, ’’ he said. ‘‘I love reading, I love cooking, I love surfing.’’ Now, he is not sure if he wants to coach rugby again.That will be a decision for the future. To learn more advice from Sir John on how to cope with depression, go www.depression.org.nz.

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August crunch time August is set to be a ‘‘crunch month’’ for farmers in the Kaikoura district. Mayor Winston Gray, himself an ex­ farmer, says while the dry summer conditions were not as bad for Kaikoura farmers as they were further south, there has been very little rain or snow so far this winter. ‘‘We didn’t get it anywhere near as bad here, but this is the crunch month for us for farming. ‘‘We had about one and a half inches of rain the other weekend and we wondered what the noise was on the roof, because we hadn’t heard it in a while. ‘‘The lack of moisture is a real concern. The mountain ranges are

China bound . . . Rangiora High School student Cameron Page (15, left) and teacher Clinton PHOTO: DAVID HILL. Olson are looking forward to visiting Shiyan No 2 School in China in October.

RHS Chinese visit By DAVID HILL Rangiora High School (RHS) is sending a teacher and a student to visit China in October, thanks to an Education New Zealand scholarship. Clinton Olson, who is head of social science, and year 11 student Cameron Page, aged 15, will spend two weeks visiting sister school Shiyan No 2 School in Hubei Province, which has visited Rangiora over the last three years. Cameron, who is in his third year studying Chinese, will be the first RHS student to visit Shiyan No 2 School. ‘‘I’m really excited to have the opportunity to have first hand experience of Chinese culture and speaking Chinese,’’ Cameron says. He hopes to have a career in commerce and sees learning Chinese as a valuable skill in today’s economic environment where China is an important trading partner for New Zealand. He has been brushing up on Chinese culture by attending events run by the New Zealand China Friendship Society. The Chinese written language has tens of thousands of characters, but Cameron says once you understand the pattern it becomes easier to learn. ‘‘I find it easier to read it. The listening is the hard bit because of the speed. ‘‘With the characters there’s a pattern. Each character is made up of components. The left part tells you whether it’s related to people or body parts and the second part is what defines it.’’ While Cameron believes he speaks

Chinese to the equivalent level of a seven or eight­year­old, Mr Olson does not speak Chinese, so a translator will be needed during their visit. Cameron will be billeted with a local family, while Mr Olson will stay in an apartment on the school’s campus. Cameron will be attending normal classes at the school, while Mr Olsen will teach some social studies classes to give the local schools a taste of New Zealand culture and Rangiora High School ‘‘to excite them and interest them into coming here’’. ‘‘(RHS international director) Sue (Anderson) says there’s lots of posters around there (Shiyan No 2) about our school, so they already know a bit about us.’’ Mr Olsen says he and Mrs Anderson hope this visit to China will lead to more in the future. ‘‘Sue’s and my idea is to take a large group of students over there next year. Our first preference will be to those learning Chinese, but it will also be a cultural exchange.’’ Last year 25 students from Shiyan No 2 School visited RHS, while eight 14­ year­ olds made the trip in 2012. Cameron was buddied with a 13­year­old boy during last year’s visit to RHS. ‘‘I had some conversations with him ­ just general things like family life in China. We spoke a mix of Chinese and English ­ his English was probably like an 11 or 12­year­old here.’’ Mr Olsen also visited China last year on an Asia Foundation scholarship.

looking white, but it’s just powder without a good base of snow and we need that to feed the aquifers.’’ However, Mr Gray says there is still hope, as August and September can still bring a good dumping of snow. But for now, the ground remains dry and springs are starting to dry up. A bumper tourist year, on the back of a long, hot summer, was a saving grace for Kaikoura, however Mr Gray says he is unsure whether there will be a repeat weather wise. ‘‘Last year was an absolute gem, with plenty of sun and very little wind. We usually get strong winds to offset the warm weather, so it was a great summer aside from farming.’’

Quake support continues A small number of Waimakariri district households are needing support with insurance issues, nearly five years on from the September 2010, 7.1 magnitude earthquake. Waimakariri District Council policy and customer services manager Simon Markham says as at June 30 there were still 37 Waimakariri households and 78 Christchurch households receiving assistance from earthquake support co­ordinators based in Kaiapoi for insurance and Earthquake Commission issues. ‘‘That’s down from the peak back at the end of 2011, following the red zoning announcement, when we had 800 Waimakariri households on the books. ‘‘But it’s been pretty stable at 30 to 40 households in the last few months and during June we had 10 new cases opened and nine were closed. So there are people still needing support and new issues arising. ‘‘It’s a very important and successful service for supporting people in their homes who are still in the thick of it nearly five years on.’’ Mr Markham says the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) has committed funding until June next year and it will be reviewed depending on demand. He says the earthquake support co­ordinators are the only surviving element from the ‘‘three­legged stool’’ of the Waimakariri district’s social recovery. Kaiapoi’s pastoral care door knockers were farewelled in June last year, while the earthquake hub was gradually phased out as demand reduced. ‘‘The door knocking was a great thing, but we don’t have the demand for that now,’’ Mr Markham says. The temporary earthquake village in the Kaiapoi Domain is also still in use, with the MSD’s lease with the council due to expire in April next year.

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Open-air gallery for woodstacks on farm By SHELLEY TOPP A mangled mess of fallen trees was pretty much all that remained of the gum forest owned by Loburn couple Philip Watts and his wife Lizzie, after Canterbury’s big storm of September 2013. It was a familiar sight around Canterbury at the time. Much of the damaged timber, and associated debris, around the area was later stacked into huge piles and burnt. However, Philip and Lizzie wanted to salvage as much of their timber as possible. Some of it was milled, and has been put to good use on projects around their sheep and goat farm, including a new floor for the shearing shed. The rest has been converted to firewood. Philip, who is a Christchurch barrister, but has also worked as a shearer and a stonemason’s labourer, has created large round stacks with the firewood in the paddock where the forest used to be. There is also an impressive wall of wood snaking along the fence line in the paddock, and a horse­shoe shaped, shelter for the sheep. The work has transformed the paddock into a fascinating open­air gallery. It’s easy to forget that these stacks are just firewood, with enough to last a lifetime. ‘‘If all goes according to plan, I will be putting the last block of wood on the fire when the grim reaper comes calling,’’ he said. Philip’s inspiration to build the firewood stacks came from some he had seen at a friend’s farm in Burgundy, France, where the community have access to free firewood in a communal oak forest. Andy Goldsworthy, a British landscape sculptor, who has worked in

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Make-up of wards up for consultation The future make­up of the Waimakariri District Council is now set for public consultation. A proposed three­ward, 10 councillor system for the 2016 and 2019 local body elections was finalised by the council this week and is now ready for public consultation. The coastal ward will be known as the Kaiapoi­Woodend ward and will have four councillors. It will be divided into two community boards, Kaiapoi­Tuahiwi and Woodend­Pegasus, each with five elected members. The central ward, which will include Rangiora, Cust and Ashley, will take the name Rangiora­Ashley and will also have four councillors. There will be just one community board for the ward with eight

elected members ­ five for Rangiora and three for rural parts of the ward including Ashley and Cust. The Oxford­Eyre ward will include western areas ­ Oxford, Eyreton, Swannanoa, Eyrewell and Glentui ­ and will have two councillors. At present, the Oxford­Eyre ward has an advisory board with appointed members and the public consultation will determine whether the advisory board continues or whether an elected community board will be chosen in the 2016 and 2019 elections. Public consultation opens on August 8 and runs until September 14 with public hearings on October 1 and 2. Council staff propose holding three drop­in information sessions in Kaiapoi, Rangiora and Oxford, with the dates to be confirmed.


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Style . . . Rangiora Museum volunteer Angela Cramond checks up PHOTO: DAVID HILL on some of the gowns on display.

Old gowns tell a story Old gowns can tell a story of a bygone era. The Rangiora Museum has dusted off its extensive clothing collection, taken some gowns out of storage and put them on display. ‘‘We have a fabulous collection of clothing which has been donated to us over the years by local families, but we don’t have room to put everything on display at once,’’ museum volunteer Angela Cramond says. However, at a recent monthly meeting for the ‘‘Friends of Rangiora Museum’’, volunteers decided to get some of the old gowns out and tell the stories behind them, particularly those which ‘‘meant something to Rangiora’’, Mrs Cramond says. The display was extended into a museum exhibition lasting a few weeks. Among the gowns was a black two­piece suit made in 1910 and worn by Mary Martyn, who owned and ran the post office and store at Southbrook until she retired in 1933 and moved to Christchurch. ‘‘We have a newspaper report of her farewell concert, complete with what everybody sang.’’ A leopard skin coat, which graces the hallway, was a gift to

Rangiora woman Gertrude McCracken in 1913. An older item is a four piece wedding dress worn in 1874 by the mother of Gerald Beattie, ‘‘who was quite a personality’’. A long serving teacher at Rangiora High School, Gerald Beattie died at age 103. Another item is a ball gown once worn by the grandmother of Edwin Gibson, a soldier who latter settled in the Lees Valley. The largest collection of clothing was donated by the Page family from Loburn, which includes garments worn in India in the 19th century, Mrs Cramond says. Their ancestor Albert William Andrew, from Christchurch, became an officer in the New Zealand volunteer force at age 20, before later serving in the British Army in India. After being seconded to the New Zealand military forces, he served in the South African War and later commanded an Indian Army brigade in Mesopotamia during World War 1. He married Isabella Alice Eckford in Australia in 1902 and they had two daughters May Euphemia and Marjorie Alice. The collection includes jodhpurs worn by Albert in India and garments worn by Isabella and her daughters.

MasterChef finalists week, he automatically went through to the top 16, along with The Hurunui District has made seven other contestants. history by having not one, but Mr Harris is a butcher in two competitors in the top 16 of Cheviot and enjoys creating this year’s New Zealand unique dishes for friends and MasterChef. family. Leo Fernandez, from Waikari He had the nerve wracking and Richard Harris from experience of fighting to get to Cheviot, have both cooked their the top 16 last Sunday, by way into the top 16 and a place creating a dish using chicken, in the MasterChef house. pigeon, duck or quail breast. He Mr Fernandez, originally chose duck and pigeon, to show the judges his knowledge of from the Philippines, works at Patoa Farms just out of cooking protein and won them Hawarden. He is a passionate over with his creative dish, chef and has a dream of running making it to the top 16 alongside his own restaurant with his Mr Fernandez. family one day. The contestants will live in He wowed the judges to such the MasterChef house until the an extent with his first dish last grand final. By AMANDA BOWES

Lost and found - Rangiora police The following property has been reported as lost to the Rangiora Police ­ have you seen it? A Black iPhone 4, a USB stick, a bunch of 30 keys, a Harley Davidson wallet, a black zipped diary, a brown wallet with a kangaroo on front, a black wallet with an elastic band around it, a gold watch with shell strap, a brown leather

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A new ‘‘community­based’’ commercial area is getting closer to be a reality. The commercial area in the Silverstream development in Kaiapoi is on track to open before the end of the year. Silverstream partner Fred Rahme says the 3800 square metre commercial development will serve a new community of up 1100 households and beyond. ‘‘It will certainly be a shot in the arm for the Waimakariri district and particularly for Kaiapoi. We are behind a little on what we originally planned and we are making some improvements.’’

The C­shaped shopping complex will provide a mix of restaurants, cafe ´s, a bakery, fish ’n chips, a medical centre, pharmacy, a gymnasium, ATM, a pre­ school, and office space. ‘‘It creates a bit of a hub which allows people to come together which I think is quite important. If you look at traditional communities, there’s always that place to hang out ­ whether a cafe ´ or community hall or something else,’’ Mr Rahme says. Silverstream will maintain ownership of the commercial area to ‘‘ensure the right mix of operators’’. The commercial area

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Emergency services in the Hurunui district are benefiting from youth involvement. Hurunui District Council youth development officer Rochelle Faimalo says the youth in emergency services (YES) programme is proving to be such a success in the district, options are being explored to keep it going. While the council received one­off funding from the Ministry of Youth Development (MYD) to run the YES programme this year, Ms Faimalo says some of the recent MYD grant of $27,000 could be used to fund a similar programme which could include a fire service cadet­ ship or mentoring programme. Hurunui District Council emergency management officer Allan Grigg says he has received good feedback from local fire brigades, Land Search and Rescue (LandSAR) and St John, which are benefiting from the programme. ‘‘I think it has changed a lot of perceptions about young people. ‘‘Some people consider the youth of today to be a ‘me generation’, where it’s all about them. ‘‘But we are finding that the youth of today are bright, articulate and motivated.’’ Eight of the 15 young people involved in the programme attended ‘‘a mid­ point catch­up’’ event at Culverden last week and all reported how much they are enjoying being involved in their communities, Ms Faimalo says. She says the Ministry of Youth Development ran ‘‘a really engaging’’ leadership programme at the catch­up, while St John paramedic Nicole Eastmond, of Waiau, who was one of the founders of the Hurunui Youth Programme, spoke of ‘‘her involvement in the community and studying to become a paramedic in Christchurch’’.

Volunteering . . . Hurunui District Council youth development officer Rochelle Faimalo (left), emergency management officer Allan Grigg, Taylar Hubbard, Elliot Murdoch, Brad Price, Hamish Bunt, St John paramedic Nicole Eastmond (guest speaker), Laura Reese and Corde Prendeville, and (in front) Ashleigh Watson and Bella Forbes take up a break during PHOTO: SUPPLIED last week’s Youth in Emergency Services programme catch­up at Culverden. ‘‘It was really cool to hear from someone local who has come through and made a career out of her involvement in the emergency services,’’ Ms Faimalo says. Mr Grigg is another who has made a career from volunteering in emergency services. He got involved with Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) in Southland at age 15 through a school­based programme. ‘‘That experience made a difference in my life and led to a career in emergency management. ‘‘It’s (the YES programme) opening up new pathways for these youth. ‘‘There’s more options out there than a lot of youth realise and Nicole is a shining example for our youth.’’ The Hurunui district YES programme will run until September when a graduation will be held, with the young people continuing to volunteer for their

chosen emergency service, Ms Faimalo says. ‘‘I expect a number will continue to volunteer after the programme ­ it’s only the beginning of their journey.’’ Ms Faimalo says some of the $27,000 MYD funding will support the running of a ‘‘Be the Change’’ programme in the district which looks at bullying, as well as recreational events and bringing motivational speakers to the district. Funding has also been received from the Canterbury Community Trust. ‘‘Last year the Hurunui Youth Council consulted with the youth of the district and found bullying was the biggest issue among our young people. ‘‘We are overwhelmed to have received that funding and very excited for what the next 12 months will bring. It’s really cool that the needs of our youth are being recognised.’’

Five weeks of road repairs, just south of Ohau Point, Kaikoura started this week by the New Zealand Transport Agency. Ohau Point is known for its seal colony and is about 25 km north of the township. Storm surges and high seas breaking over the road a couple of months ago caused a temporary road closure with rocks thrown up from the sea on to the road and the edge of the state highway has been eroded and undermined over a 50 metre section. The New Zealand Transport Agency says the work will take about five weeks and will require a lane closure with traffic lights Monday to Friday 7am to 6pm. The state highway will be back to two lane traffic through this section during weekday nights and weekends, but at slow speeds, 30kph. Transport Agency’s journey manager Lee Wright urges motorists to take care around the Downer contractors working on site. ‘‘We apologise for any disruptions to road users and appreciate drivers’ patience while this work is being done,’’ says Ms Wright. For the latest information on this work go to www.highwayinfo.govt.nz or phone 0800 44 44 49. Also check out the Transport Agency’s South Island Facebook page.

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Local french teacher meets Kanak people A local French teacher spent her school holidays becoming immersed in French Polynesian culture. Rangiora New Life School teacher Anna Jooron joined a party of 10 New Zealand French teachers on a three week visit to New Caledonia, which she hopes will benefit her French classes. She is originally from France, but has lived in New Zealand for 18 years. ‘‘Last time I was in New Caledonia was as a tourist, but this time it was as a teacher. I spent a lot of time in the schools and I enjoyed spending time with the (indigenous) Kanak people.’’ The group spent most of their time at Lycee Jules Garnier, a senior high school with 800 year 11­13 students in the capital city Noumea. She says the school is close to the sea and has palm trees. The school specialises on trades training and has little factories inside where students learn to do things like repairing cars, as well as other subjects like French and English. It also has an observatory on the roof. Lessons are entirely in French, except foreign language classes. Students use the same curriculum and examinations as students in France, sitting Baccalaureate exams at the same time as French students and finishing at 2am in the morning. The indigenous Kanak languages and culture are not taught in the schools, but the school did have a traditional meeting house where students could relax and eat their lunch. To preserve their customs, the Kanak people return to their tribal areas in the weekend to work in the fields. ‘‘Part of the problem is that there are 33 different languages for the different tribes, although there are four main ones.’’ While tertiary education is available in New Caledonia, many students prefer to do their university studies in France, while some leave to study in

Australia or New Zealand. ‘‘To become a teacher, they have to study at least one year in France and they still have a lot of teachers and public servants who come out from France.’’ New Caledonia was originally discovered by Captain James Cook, by was later annexed by France in 1853 and was originally used as a colony for convicts. Today the island nation has a population of 268,000 and is governed from France, although the people have been working towards independence for a number of years and a final referendum is expected to be held in 2017. While New Caledonia follows French laws, the Kanak people also have tribal customs which they follow. ‘‘The people are very traditional, the first daughter is given to her grandparents to be raised by them,’’ Ms Jooron says. When people get married, they have a church or civil wedding followed by a tribal wedding, sometimes years later, which may attract thousands of people. While legally people can get a divorce and remarry, tribal customs often do not recognise the second marriage. The Kanak people make up around 45 percent of the population, while 25% are French, with a number of Vanuatuan, Vietnamese and Indonesian people living in the islands. Nickle mining is an important industry for New Caledonia and wages remain high in the country compared to other countries in the region. Ms Jooron says among her highlights was enjoying a ‘‘bougna’’, which is a traditional dish of fish or chicken with sweet potatoes, yam and taro wrapped in banana leaves and cooked in the ground like a hangi, and swimming with a turtle. She also visited a cemetery for New Zealand soldiers who were killed in World War 2.

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Area school students excel Five area schools from North Canterbury had a full week of sport during the school holidays when they travelled to Wanganui for the 2015 Area Schools National Sports tournament. Oxford, New Life Rangiora, Hurunui, Amuri and Cheviot represented ‘‘Top of the South’’ along with other area schools. Rugby, netball, football, Ki o Rahi (ancient form of Maori ball play), volleyball and girls’ rugby 7s were the codes competed in with players aiming to make the South and North Island teams and then national teams. Oxford Area School pupil Jeremy Kilgour had the honour of not only being selected at the end of the tournament in the National football team but was also being named Captain. Nicole White (netball), Connor Fridd (rugby), Rachel Kissack (netball) and Ben Foster (rugby) were selected for their respective South Island teams in their code. Amber Leech (netball) also travelled north with the Oxford students who were sponsored by the Oxford and District Lions. Amuri Area School also came up trumps. Liam Brown, Louise Schwass, Grice

Adams, Emilee Hickey and Taylar Hubbard all made it into the National Area Schools volleyball teams. Rangiora New Life pupils Liam Gentleman, Joel Harnett, and Oliver Willis were selected into the National Football teams with Oliver earning the Most Valued Player for the tournament. Jack Andrews, Canaan Tarawa and Solomon Tarawa won places in the National basketball team, while Olivia Eastmond was selected in the national girl’s team. All Hurunui College students attending were selected in South Island representative squads in their codes. Damien Watson, Marcus White, Fletcher Earl and Caleb Beck made it to the rugby squads. Flynn Crean ­ basketball, Isaac Hassall ­ football, Ashleigh Beck ­ basketball. Marcus White also was named in the New Zealand Area Schools Barbarians Rugby team and will be travelling to the Waikato for a week long training camp and to play two games. All the schools that participated had a great time in Wanganui, despite the weather not playing ball.

Kaikoura winery re-opens A popular Kaikoura winery is set to re­ open. Rangiora couple Bruce and Pam Ayres bought the 10 acre Kaikoura Winery vineyard, tasting room and winery two and a half years ago and tidied it up. Now the building has been leased to Kaikoura couple Karen and Bruce Barwick, who plan to open it in August as a licensed restaurant renamed as Cellar View. Mrs Ayres says the old winery was a popular venue with scenic views for more than 10 years, before it was closed more than five years ago. ‘‘It is up on a hill and has panoramic views of the sea. A lot of people have stopped off over the years and had a glass of wine ­ it was well­known stop for people travelling between Christchurch and Picton.’’ Cellar View will be available as a function centre and for weddings, as well as being a licensed restaurant open for

New lease of life . . . The old Kaikoura Winery is set to re­open as Cellar View.


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MainPower has a sponsorship programme to support the communities of North Canterbury and Kaikoura. We have $10,000 to give away and we’re asking for your help by telling us which local community or neighbourhood groups you think need the money the most.To get involved, visit our website and let us know which three groups you think we should support. Who is eligible? - Charitable organisations serving the North Canterbury and Kaikoura region. - Local branches of charitable organisations or localised charitable programs primarily serving the North Canterbury and Kaikoura region. - Cultural organisations with tax deductible status serving the North Canterbury and Kaikoura region. - Schools in the North Canterbury and Kaikoura region. Why not spread the word, help out your local groups and tell your family and friends to get online and vote now? Voting closes 31 August 2015 - www.mainpower.co.nz.

MainPower Hurunui Natural Environment Fund

Congratulations to our successful 2015 fund recipients. Established in partnership with the Hurunui District Council, the fund supports community initiatives to improve the district’s biodiversity.

Greta Valley Village Association was granted $3,000 to remove broom, gorse and willow from theTipapa Stream Reserve, re-fence and plant native riparian planting with the objective of creating a new biodiversity reserve. Mark Davis was granted $3,000 to assist with fencing and native planting in a gully and road siding in Cheviot.

Power to Ashley

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 said the substation upgrade will provide the area with vastly improved power reliability and capacity.

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Annual Meeting

MainPower’s Annual Meeting will be held at 5:30pm on Monday 31 August at MainPower head office, 172 Fernside Road, Rangiora. Residents from across the North Canterbury and Kaikoura region are invited to attend. MainPower customers can expect a copy of our Annual Review to arrive in their mailboxes in August. A full copy of the Annual Report and Statement of Financial Accounts will be available on our website – www.mainpower.co.nz.

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Winter berries a winner Beef + Lamb scholarship supports Waikari student

By DAVID HILL Strawberries grown in the winter taste better. Sefton growers Cam and Melissa Booker say their winter strawberries, which won the ‘‘freshest produce from the paddock’’ category in the Farmers’ Market New Zealand winter food awards, hosted by the Tauranga Farmers’ Market, announced last month, taste better than strawberries grown for the Christmas market. ‘‘They are very sweet ­ you don’t need icing sugar. They were probably better in the late summer, but they are still miles better than what you get in the supermarket,’’ Mr Booker says. ‘‘The North Island pretty much finishes the strawberries at the end of January, and 95 percent of them come from the North Island, so there’s not many around after that. ‘‘For months, people were coming up to our stalls and saying ‘hey, you’ve still got strawberries’. I think it’s pretty unusual.’’ While there are a few strawberry growers at Waimate, Mr Booker believes his crop, sold under the Grown brand, is the only one produced in the greater Christchurch area. However, those wanting to sample the award­winning winter strawberries will need to wait a month, as heavy frosts in June destroyed the crop, just after the Bookers had couriered their entries to Tauranga to be judged. ‘‘We had good pickings right up until mid­June. We put 1/3 of our strawberry crop indoors so we can grow them pretty much all year round, but unfortunately the colder temperatures got to them,’’ Mr Booker says. ‘‘A small, light frost they can handle, but when you get those ­5 to ­6 degree frosts, I think the actual berries themselves froze.’’ However, the Bookers nearly did not enter their strawberries, as they debated right up until the last minute whether they were a winter food. ‘‘We are certainly pushing the boundaries for how long we can grow

A North Canterbury student is among 23 students being supported by Beef and Lamb New Zealand (BLNZ) in their agriculture related studies. Eldon Matthews, of Waikari, has a BLNZ scholarship to assist with his study towards a Bachelor of Commerce in agriculture at Lincoln University. This year BLNZ is supporting 23 tertiary students in their agriculture­related studies at Lincoln and Massey Universities and Telford and Taratahi training institutes. Chief executive Dr Scott Champion says the scholarships have been part of BLNZ’s Tasty . . . Cam Booker says his award­ investment in developing people for more winning winter strawberries taste better. than 10 years. PHOTO: SUPPLIED ‘‘It’s a very satisfying part of our organisation’s activity ­ supporting these them,’’ he says. young people as they achieve their The strawberries won the ‘‘tastiest pip educational milestones and go on to make fruit’’ section before going on to win the a positive contribution to New Zealand’s overall ‘‘freshest produce from the sheep and beef industry.’’ Last year BLNZ co­funded the ‘‘People paddock’’ category. Bunched carrots with the Grown brand Powered’’ report, in conjunction with were also judged runner­up in the ‘‘dirt DairyNZ and the Ministry for Primary Industries. on the roots’’ section in the same category, while the couple also entered The report forecasts the future workforce lettuces and ‘‘single variety apple juice’’, needs of the primary industries and which is sold under the ‘‘I’m Pressed’’ confirms the need for skilled and brand. innovative farm managers who have a ‘‘We grow the carrots long and slow, so willingness to adopt new technologies. ‘‘BLNZ’s continued investment in they get a good flavour. They are exceptionally sweet,’’ Mr Booker says. growing sector capability is a key part of ‘‘We’ve picked out varieties over the our strategy for a confident and profitable sheep and beef industry,’’ Dr Champion years so they taste good and they tend to get a better flavour in the cooler says. weather.’’ While the majority of this year’s scholars The couple won the ‘‘tastiest food come from a farming background, all of producer in the paddock’’ award in 2011 them have a different set of skills and with their purple cauliflower, interests which they are keen to develop and apply to this country’s primary sector. Romanesco (Roman cauliflower) and ‘sunshine squash’, while their crop of Eldon Matthews’ interest in nutrient yams, brussel sprouts, kale and sweet management and environmental mitigation is especially topical, given the prominence pointer capsicums earned a highly commended award in 2013. of the issue in many regions. Eldon grew up Grown has weekly stalls at the Ohoka, on a fourth generation sheep and deer farm Christchurch, Lyttelton, Mt Pleasant, near Waikari in North Canterbury. Waipara Valley (Amberley), Opawa and He says his passion for nutrient Oxford farmers’ markets and also attends management came about through following the environmental and regulatory issues the monthly market at Kaikoura.

the Hurunui Water Project was facing. This sparked an awareness of the need to balance environmental management with the challenge of meeting the government’s goal of doubling agricultural exports from $32 billion to $64 billion by 2025. He says his degree will give him a sound knowledge base to launch a career combining technology, science and farm management practices. ‘‘In five to 10 years’ time I see myself working with farmers and regulators to achieve environmental mitigation while increasing exports. It’s about finding a balance between these two objectives.’’ Applications for the next BLNZ scholarship round open on November 1.

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Waipara Valley wine wins Waipara Valley’s Mount Brown Estate won the coveted ‘Wine of the Show’ at the 20th Boutique awards in Sydney. It was also awarded the Pinot Noir Trophy, the Red Wine of the Show and Estate Grown and Produced Trophy at the awards which are open to Australian and New Zealand Wineries producing 250 tonnes or less under the label. Judges included Bob Campbell and Huan Hooke. Mount Brown Estates is family owned and is run by Tony Rutherfurd and daughter Catherine since 2003. Their three vineyards produce Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Tempranillo and Merlot. In 2013 they built a winery on site and employed Frank Manifold to set­up and run it. The Mount Brown Estates Grand Reserve

Pinot Noir was the first wine produced in the new winery. Director, Catherine Keith, says they are proud to be another Waipara Valley vineyard achieving great things on the international stage. ‘‘It is further evidence that the Waipara Valley is fast becoming one of the premium wine producing regions of New Zealand, particularly with its Pinot Noir.’’ The Mount Brown Estates range of wines can be found in New World supermarkets and selected stores throughout New Zealand or online at www.moun­ tbrown.co.nz. Grand reserve. . . Mount Brown Estate’s award­ winning 2013 Pinot Noir grand reserve wine.


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Royal recognition for equestrian event Horse events will carry extra importance at this year’s Canterbury Agricultural and Pastoral Show. The Canterbury A&P Association last week announced this year’s show will host a Royal A&P Equestrian Event, giving competitors the chance to win prestigious royal ribbons and medals at the annual show. Livestock and equestrian entries officially opened for the 153rd annual show on August 1. Every year thousands of animals are entered across 1700 classes ranging from costumed Arabian horses to Piedmontese cattle and red Boer goats to soft feather bantams. Event director Geoff Bone says last year’s show attracted more than 3500 entries in the equestrian section, making it the second biggest equestrian section in the show’s history. ‘‘Hot on the heels of increasing entry numbers by 10 percent in 2014, Royal Event status will further grow what is already the second largest equestrian event in New Zealand.’’ Canterbury A&P Association president Nicky Hutchinson has been a competitor and volunteer in the equestrian section since the 1960s, and is excited to be hosting the Royal Event in her presidential year. Mrs Hutchinson says the Canterbury A&P Association last hosted a full Royal New Zealand Show in 2009. ‘‘We have aspirations to one day host the Royal Show here in Canterbury again, so in the meantime it’s fantastic to be able to give our competitors the opportunity to compete for Royal ribbons and medals again.’’ ‘‘We’re looking forward to delivering a fantastic event in 2015 not just for the competitors, but also for spectators by attracting some of the best competitors and horses in the country.’’ Royal Agricultural Society president John Grigg says he is looking forward to working with the association on the Royal Event. ‘‘It’s a particularly good fit with the

Regular . . . North Canterbury’s Melanie Morris is a regular competitor in the equestrian at the Canterbury A&P Show.


current president Nicky Hutchinson, considering her equestrian interests. Canterbury has always had a very strong equestrian presence within the showing movement and this will be complemented by Royal Event status. Mr Grigg says that winning a supreme champion medal at a Royal A&P Event for a particular section is similar to winning a medal in that same section at a Royal A&P Show. ‘‘It’s one of the most prestigious medals within the organisation, and along with the tri­coloured ribbon it’s sought after by competitors.’’ Equestrian entries close on September 18 and livestock entries close on September 25. Schedules and entry forms are available from www.theshow.co.nz.

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Good result amid dry season The Lincoln University Dairy Farm produced more milk last season, despite the dry summer and reducing its herd size. Figures released at DairyNZ tactics for tight times workshops during June and July show the farm produced 278,654kg of milk solids in the 2014/2015 season, compared to 276,019kgMS the previous season, but this was down on the 2013/2014 season when 300,484kgMS was produced. The slightly improved production result, which was a one percent increase, came in spite of the dry summer and milking 11% fewer cows, 43% less nitrogen fertiliser being applied, feeding out 48% less imported silage and regrassing 15% of the farm (three paddocks). The farm’s management says the results show ‘‘it is possible to reduce bought­in feed and bought in nitrogen fertiliser, if the stocking rate is also reduced appropriately to balance feed supply with feed demand’’. ‘‘Reducing nitrogen fertiliser, bought­in silage and stocking rate reduces costs, while total milk production (from pasture) remains important to maintain profitability.’’ The farm’s management adopted a ‘‘nil­ infrastructure, low input’’ farm system last season, based on Pastoral 21 research at the Lincoln University Dairy Research Farm, ‘‘in response to the tightening environmental requirements of some catchments across New Zealand’’ and to meet the farm’s commitment of maintaining or improving its environmental footprint. The system comprises a stocking rate of 3.5 cows per hectare, applying no more than 150kg of nitrogen per hectare and

Benchmarking . . . Sharron and Alan Davie­ Martin performed well compared to other Canterbury farms. applying no more than 300kg of dry matter per cow of imported supplement. Farm management set a target of producing 500kg of milk solids per cow, and came very close at 498kg of milk solids per cow. The Lincoln farm’s results were also benchmarked against six ‘‘highly profitable’’ Canterbury dairy farms, including Alan and Sharron Davie­Martin’s farm and Dry Creek farm, both of Culverden. The highest income per hectare result was $10,666, with the Davie­Martins coming in a close second at $10,618 per hectare and the Lincoln farm in the middle with $8,635. When it came to operating profit per hectare, the best result was $2021, with the Davie­Martins third on $1757 and the Lincoln farm a little off the pace at $1172.

Agri-women plan seminar Rural women who play a part in the farm business have an opportunity to improve their skills. The Agri­Women’s Development Trust is hosting a First Steps programme seminar in Amberley during August 27­28 to empower women to understand and realise their potential. Activities focus on the individual in a secure environment where women

contribute as they feel comfortable. Ongoing support through follow­up group meetings are available to keep participants on track. Each session is limited to 14 participants and the cost is $345 per person. Registration is essential at www.awdt.org.nz or email marama@awdt.org.nz.

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Filipinos comprise the largest group of migrant workers in the New Zealand dairy industry, but employing them can pose challenges for both employers and the workers themselves. Roberto Bolanos, of Rangiora, discussed the challenges Filipino workers face at the South Island Dairy Event held at Lincoln University in June, offering tips to farm employers to overcome cultural barriers. He says most farm owners are happy with their migrant staff, but report issues with communication and motivating them to perform better. ‘‘This is largely because of the mistaken notion that Filipinos can be managed the same way as Kiwi staff. ‘‘Most New Zealanders do not appreciate the obstacles a Filipino worker has to overcome in order to come and work here. The typical Filipino dairy farm worker arrived here via a recruitment agency.’’ However, Mr Bolanos says most Filipino workers will have at least a secondary school education and have a knowledge of English, but conversational English can be a barrier. He says adapting to New Zealand’s unique farming practices can be a challenge. ‘‘Immigration New Zealand requires a minimum of two years dairy farming experience. [But] how can the worker qualify if he does not have New Zealand dairying experience and will he be capable of Kiwi dairy farming practices if he has not worked here. ‘‘On the bright side Filipinos are quick

learners and given the right environment will excel in their job in a short period.’’ Mr Bolanos says many Filipino workers pay hefty recruitment fees before arriving in New Zealand and given the low wages in the Philippines many are in debt when they arrive in this country. ‘‘Combine this with the fact that they have limited dairying skills when they arrive and you will have a worker who is nervous and timid. His main concern is giving a good impression, fearing that if he disappoints his employer he might get deported. ‘‘Imagine the psychological burden of having this huge debt to pay, a family back home that needs support, not having the necessary skill set and a boss who speaks English that he could hardly understand.’’ The Philippines comprises 7107 islands and is made up of many regional tribal groups with varying cultures and around 176 different language dialects. However, Mr Bolanos says there are certain character traits Filipinos share, including religion, being respectful, close family ties, they ‘‘are resourceful and creative’’, they are adaptable, proud, love celebrations, they ‘‘want smooth interpersonal relationships’’ and they ‘‘are team players’’. Mr Bolanos says taking the time to know your workers, sharing your wisdom, communicating properly, ‘‘management by objective’’, having a roster system, encouraging team work and offering praise and appreciation are good ways of building good relationships with Filipino workers.

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Saracens and Ashley set to Rifle club contest Grand Final at Kaiapoi results By PETER WILLIAMS

embarked on a scoring spree that proved decisive, notching three tries in the This year’s Luisetti Seeds North space of 10 minutes. Canterbury rugby Grand Final at Kaiapoi Flanker Sam Smith, who had a very this Saturday will have a fresh look to it. lively match, split the Oxford defence For the first time since 1993 a team open in the 15th minute and the quick eminating from North Canterbury’s second phase ball was efficiently largest town, Rangiora, will contest the delivered to left wing Grant Broderson Grand Final. Its opponent will be last who finished the job. season’s champions, Ashley. Five minutes later fullback Josh In 1993 the Rangiora Club, who had won the title the previous season, were ❛After losing their first five beaten by a powerful Kaiapoi combination. matches in the combined This Saturday a team from the Saracens Club which emerged after an competition, they went on to amalgamation of the former Rangiora win 10 matches in a row.❜ and Southbrook Clubs in 2007, will contest a Division 1 Grand Final for the first time. Harrison scored under the posts after Saracens thoroughly deserve their some enterprising play by Saracens. place in the final. After losing their first After another Maule penalty for five matches in the combined Oxford, Smith’s continued competition, they went on to win 10 industriousness was rewarded with matches in a row. Its unbeaten streak was another try for Saracens in a handy halted by next Saturday’s opponents who position and with Dion Jones converting won the Rakahuri Shield by 12­10 with two of these tries, Saracens had the final points coming in injury time. stretched the lead to 19­6. In the combined round, Saracens had At this point Oxford lifted their game beaten Ashley by a solitary point so there and scored through left­wing Gareth is absolutely nothing between the two Price and when Jones kicked another teams which promises a very close Grand penalty Saracens half­time lead was Final match. 22­13. Last Saturday, Saracens proved that Two more penalties to Maule for their win over Oxford in the round­robin Oxford closed the gap to just three points fixture the previous week was no fluke. and a very close finish seemed likely, but After Oxford had dominated the early Saracens finished strongly. A Dion Jones encounters they were rewarded by a penalty consolidated Saracens’ lead at Monty Maule penalty but Saracens then the 67 minute mark but the local

supporters’ hearts were in their mouths for the remainder of the match. With time up on the clock, another Jones penalty kick wobbled over. The relief was palpable in the cheers of the Saracens supporters as this unconvincing kick put them beyond the seven­point buffer. But seconds later, Jones sealed the deal with a much more sweetly­struck dropped goal. Ben Gorst and Logan Telfer were among Oxford’s best. Josh Maynard and Nathan Reid were Saracens’ best while Dion Jones was awarded the Waimak Real Estate Player of the Day award. The other semi­final at Omihi was a very tight affair, with most of the play being between the 22 metre lines. Leading just three­nil at half­time, Ashley added a further brace of second half penalties by Lance Taylor. These came after the only try of the match through a successful Glenmark forward drive. But Ashley ran out the winners 9­5. Dan Middlemiss and Matt Kippenberger were the pick of the Ashley forward pack while Brad McKenzie fought off the effects of illness to shore up their backline defence. Glenmark had their chances, with No. 8 Sam Katoa and winger Sunia Kubu always a threat. On one occasion in the second half they crossed the try­line only to be pulled back, but in the end it was the superb goal­kicking of Lance Taylor that made the difference. He landed three of his four attempts, the fourth being an ambitious attempt from 50 metres out.

Amberley Smallbore Rifle Club July 20: C.Griffin 100.6, G.Wright 99.8, K.Brown 98.5, T.Rea 98.3, C.Rhodes 96.2, D.Evans 96.1, R.Harper 95.4, M.Young 95.2, B.Devine 92.2, M.Criglington 91.3, M.Palmer 91.0, Georgia Rhodes 90.1, G,Evans 87.2, D.McIlraith 87.0, J.Bradley 86.0, Katie Tomlinson 85.2, G.Tomlinson 84.0, C.Bradley 77.0, Holly Tomlinson 75.0, T.McIlraith 72.0. July 27: G.Wright 99.6, C.Griffin 98.5, K.Brown 97.4, R.Harper 97.2, M.Young 96.4, Georgia Rhodes 96.2, M.Criglington 94.4, D.Evans 94.2, C.Rhodes 93.2, T.McIlraith 89.0, D.McIlraith 87.1, M.Bradley 88.1, Holly Tomlinson 86.1, G.Evans 83.0, G.Tomlinson 79.0, J.Bradley 79.0, T.Rea 78.1, M.Palmer 78.0, B.Devine 76.0, J.Beaton 71.0. Ashley Smallbore Rifle Association July 29: Travelling Teams and Tiverton Cup eighth round results, division one: West Eyreton 792.54 (5) 37 points, Rangiora 786.48 (4) 32 points, Amberley 779.37 (3) 27 points. Division Two: Rangiora 776.52 (5) 37 points, West Eyreton 772.51 (4) 25 points, Amberley 389.24 (0) 22 points. Highest Individual scores: Robert Dalzell (Rangiora) 199.9 (100.4), Peter Boerlage (West Eyreton) 197.13, Matthew Little (Rangiora) 197.11 (100.5), Conan Griffin (Amberley) 196.8, Gordon Wright (Amberley) 195.7, Sam Vincent (Rangiora) 194.10.







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For all of your Trades and Classified enquiries, please contact Amanda at The News on 03 313 2840 Team effort . . . It took the combined efforts of Saracens defenders Caleb Rust (left), Michael Calvert and Tane Anderson (arriving, right) to halt Hurunui Under 16 winger, Caleb McMullan’s strong burst in the Under 16 semi­final at Southbrook Park.

Nth Canty rugby from the sidelines Hurunui’s reign as the division two champions ended last Saturday when Oxford proved too strong, posting an impressive 43­22 victory. Even more impressive was Woodend’s mammoth 66­0 drubbing of a hapless Glenmark side. This leaves an intriguing match­up for Saturday’s Grand Final. Oxford and Woodend have met three times this season. Woodend have won twice, Oxford have won once, but the margin on every occasion has been less than six points. Another close match­up seems guaranteed. In the Mike Greer Homes Division two reserve competition both Ohoka and Ashley emerged with credit from the competition, but the two clubs who had competed in the Top 6 section, Saracens and Amberley eventually proved those rankings accurate and they will contest the Final next Saturday. The Kaiapoi Women’s team ended their year on a slightly disappointing note going down 13­16 to High School Old Boys. Earlier in the season Kaiapoi had inflicted two defeats on HSOB but in the match that counted most last Saturday, the semi­final, HSOB exacted their revenge and an enjoyable season for the Kaiapoi women is at an end. Despite its Division One disappointment, Glenmark will still be represented on Finals Day by its Colts team who have had an excellent season being unbeaten in the Colts grade in the Metro competition. Their opponents in

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the Final on Saturday will be Christchurch Boys’ High second XV. This match will also be played at Kaiapoi as part of the North Canterbury Grand finals. Although Kaiapoi had a decisive victory over Hurunui to retain the Ric Moore Trophy in the under 18 grade in what was effectively a dress rehearsal for next Saturday’s Grand Final, a much closer game would be expected in the final. However, by virtue of having won the combined competition in this grade, Kaiapoi will start as firm favourites to complete the double. Oxford will probably start favourites in the under 16 Final against Saracens but this group of Saracens players have shown in the past that they know how to win on Finals Day. The Under 14.5 Final will be contested between Kaiapoi and Ashley Blue. While Kaiapoi will start as favourites after leading the competition throughout the season, Ashley Blue did manage a draw on the last occasion that these two teams met. After another big win in the semi­ final against Kaiapoi last Saturday, Amberley have remained the only team in any grade to go through the season unbeaten. Its opponent in the Final will be Ohoka who upset Ashley 45­29 in its semi­final. Ohoka will also be represented in the under 11.5 final when Ohoka Black take on Kaiapoi. Ohoka Black benefitted

from an NZRU ruling that forbids the playing of extra time in Junior matches if a semi­final ends in a draw. Scores were tied 17­17 between Ohoka Black and Hurunui Blue but Ohoka Black progress to the Final by virtue of having beaten Hurunui Blue when the two teams last met. Fourteen­year­old Bryce Hyde, will make history on Saturday. He is in his third season as a member of the Referees’ Association and has been appointed to referee the under 13 Grand Final. Once those duties have been completed he will join his Kaiapoi under 14.5 team­mates to play in the final in that grade. This is almost certainly a unique achievement by a promising young referee. Talking of referees, last Saturday a reunion was held of former North Canterbury referees and their wives/ partners. Some of those present had refereed as far back as the 1960’s. It was a very successful function with more than 40 people in attendance. On Sunday, the last day for the non­ competition grades was held at Amberley. Certificates were awarded to all players. A feature of the very successful day was the efforts of so many referees who backed up from their Saturday duties. The younger players, who do not usually have official referees controlling their matches, really appreciate this. The Amberley Club, too, are to be congratulated for its efforts.

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Large crowd enjoys Hurunui netball Mild weather made for a great day of netball action in the latest round of the Hurunui competition. A large crowd of spectators turned out to support their teams and enjoy the feast of netball. Hawarden A and Cheviot S. Both senior teams were made to work hard for points as the defensive combinations on both sides made quick work of any loose balls. Hawarden A began to pull away at half time, drawing on their 21­11 lead to round out the game with a 42­23 win. Waiau A and Cheviot A Cheviot A has been an impressive team to watch this season showing great fitness and discipline throughout. Waiau A knew that they had a fight on their hands after losing by a considerable margin when the teams last met and clearly wanted to play well for the home crowd. Both teams came out strong with some excellent shooting from Waiau’s Amber

Lawson and Kate Jopp and Cheviot’s Katelyn Ellis and Julia Maxwell. The half time score was 14­11 in favour of Cheviot. Both teams fought hard and any pass that lacked clear direction and force was intercepted. For a time both teams seemed to be scoring off the opposition pass off. However, in the final quarter Cheviot asserted its dominance and stretched its lead to finish 10 goals clear ­ 31­21. Results were: Senior A: Hawarden A 42 Cheviot S 23, Cheviot A 31 Waiau A 21, Culverden A 19 Hanmer A 43. Senior B: Culverden B 29 Waiau S 27, Waikari 40 Hawarden B 37. Senior C: Waiau C 29 Hawarden C 18, Cheviot B 25 Hawarden S 28. Primary A: Cheviot PA 24 Hawarden D 19, Culverden PA 51 Waiau PA 10. Primary B: Glenmark PA 31 Cheviot PB 3, Waiau PC 3 Waiau PB 21. Primary C: Hanmer Springs 5 Cheviot PC 16, Culverden PB 7 Hawarden PB 16.

Rangiora Bridge results Rangiora Bridge Club results: Saturday Afternoon Oxford Pairs: North/ South: Bunty Marshall / Pauline Miller 1. East/West: Denise Lang / June Blyth 1. Monday Afternoon Rata Pairs: N/S: Judy Bruerton / Linda Hanham 1, Suzette McIlroy / Dawn Simpson 2, Joyce Gray / Beverley Brain 3. E/W: Richard Luisetti / Geoff Swailes 1, Jan Roose / Judith Driver

2, Roger Harding / Ann Harding 3. Wednesday Evening Winter three Night match: N/S: Helen Dunn / Ros Crighton 1, Diane Findlay / Nikki Kutyn 2, Dawn Simpson / Joyce Gray 3. E/W: Gaynor Hurford / Dave Tocker 1, Sue Solomons / Richard Luisetti 2, Lynda Cameron / Bunty Marshall and Judith Calder / Junette McIntyre equal 3.

Wrestlers win six gold medals Rangiora wrestlers returned home from the South Island championships with six gold, four silver and two bronze medals. The championships were held in Dunedin mid­July with Rangiora Club wrestlers showing great strength and determination and giving encouragement to young club members to strive for the top. The club’s on going success is reflected in the fantastic family

support and the constant encouragement from the coaches Dean Smith and Stephen Hill. The Rangiora Club is now in full preparation for the New Zealand nationals which are being held in Tauranga on August 28 and 29 where the club will be a force to be reckoned with. The club is grateful for the support of the Rangiora Racecourse, where they have their clubrooms.

Rangiora hockey results Men: Division two: Rangiora 2 Southern 2. Player­ of­the­day: Matthew Johnson. Division three: Rangiora 1 Carlton 8. Player­ of­the­day: Martin Woods. Under 18: Rangiora 4 CBHS 1. Goals scored by Matthew Greenwood 2, Dominic Cleary, Ry Atkinson. Player­of­the­day Matthew Greenwood. Kiwik Sticks 11 a side: Rangiora 5 Hornby 0. Goals scored by Justin Meyer 2, Patrick Green 2, Ty Grabowski. Player­of­the­day Theo van Dorp. Kwik Sticks 6 a side: Rangiora 2 Kaiapoi 3. Goals scored by Gene Gooch and Reuben Ford. Player­of­the­day Reuben Ford. Kiwi Sticks 6 a side: Rangiora 6 Harewood 9. Goals scored by Brodie Simpson 3, Ty Nelson 3. Player­of­the­day Brodie Simpson. Mini Sticks: Rangiora 0 Southern 3. Player­ of­the­day Thomas van der Heiden. Women Division One: Evergreens 1 HSOB 1. Goal scored by Megan Wang. Division Two: Rangiora 2 Southern 1. Goals scored by Janelle McKellow and Kylie Forrest Under 18 Division 1: Rangiora 7 St Margarets 0. Goals scored by Alice Pallister, Ariel Pons 2, Lucy Prickett 2, Maggie Hill and Sam Knight.

Under 18 Division 2: Rangiora 2 CGHS 1. Goals scored by Bianca Bridger and Charlotte Petrie. Player­of­the­day Charlotte Petrie. Kwik Sticks Gold: Rangiora 1 Harewood 2. Goals scored by Katie McBride. Player­of­the­ day: Katie McBride and Emma Faulkner. Kwik Sticks Green: Rangiora 0 Harewood 2. Player­of­the­day: Iona Main. Kwik Sticks 6 a side: Rangiora 1 Kaiapoi 8. Goal scored by Violet Hunter. Player­of­the­ day: Effie Beaglepole. Kiwi Sticks Division 3: Rangiora 5 Marist 2. Goals scored by Kaylee McDonald 2, Catlin Baker, Phoebe Monopoli. Player­of­the­day: Kaylee McDonald. Kiwi Sticks Division 4: Rangiora 6 Carlton 2. Goals scored by Lucy Moffatt, Payton Moore, Lucy Asher 2, Jess Cooper 2. Mini Sticks Division 2: Rangiora 3 Carlton 2. Goals scored by Evie Leeson, Alice McDonald 2. Player­of­the­day: Alice McDonald. Mini Sticks Division 8: Rangiora 9 Harewood 1. Goals scored by Grace Dodson, Keeley Attrill, Mia Montgomery, Odette Lieshout 2, Sophie Ward­Martin 4. Player­of­the­day: Mia Montgomery.





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Properties for sale throughout North Canterbury

Sovereign Lakes, Kaiapoi Auction Julie-Ann Brownlee Licensed Sales Consultant P. 03 327 5379 M. 022 026 5707 E. julie-ann.brownlee@harcourts.co.nz View online: www.harcourts.co.nz/KI5942

Owners Want Sold!! The owners have their eyes set firmly on their next project. This stylish home has been designed and built for a busy modern family. Situated in the Sovereign Lakes subdivision the home has an abundance of quality features. • Well appointed kitchen, walk in pantry, stone bench top and Bosch appliances • Dine in style in the spacious open plan dining area • Open plan lounge and study nook




• Separate formal lounge with pellet fire • Fabulous indoor/outdoor flow perfect for summer living • Designer bathroom and ensuite • Three spacious double bedrooms master has walk through wardrobe • Separate laundry, double garage and good off street parking • There is still room to add a touch of your own flair



• Close to reserves, playgrounds, Jagz café, Sovereign Star Pre School, Kaiapoi Golf Course, Kaiapoi North School and more. Put this home on your list to inspect as a top priority. Call me today as the vendors have stated we want sold. Auction: Wednesday 19 Aug 4:00 p.m. Russley Golf Club, 428 Memorial Ave) (unless sold prior)


Home and Land Packages: Please visit these properties on Trade Me for open home times. ready to move into


ready to move into


Kaiapoi Lot 27, 10 Tuhoe Avenue

Rangiora Lot 145, 17 Huntingdon Drive

Kaiapoi Lot 293, 5 Winterbourn Street

149m2 dwelling size 3 bedrooms Main bedroom with WIR and ensuite

211m2 home / 704m2 section 3 double bedrooms Main bedroom with WIR and ensuite

130m2 home / 310m2 section Open plan kitchen, dining and living 3 double bedrooms

Open plan kitchen, dining and living Walk-in pantry Separate toilet Separate laundry

Separate lounge Designer kitchen with pantry Separate study

Visit our showhomes in Silverstream, Sovereign Palms and Highgate Mike Greer Homes North Canterbury, Shop 1, 29 Huntingdon Drive, Rangiora

Study nook Separate toilet Quality fixtures and fittings

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A Perfect Harmony Of House & Sheds

Harcourts ID: BF24796

218 Swannanoa Road, Fernside – Builders own home sited to capture the maximum of winter sun

A Touch of English Elegance

Harcourts ID: RG7313

311 Lehmans Road, Fernside – A change in circumstances means a move to town for the owners

- four bedrooms, two bathrooms and spacious living areas that flow to the sheltered patio – ideal for

of this elegant residence, just 3kms to Rangiora. The property offers to an astute owner room for

entertaining. Storage is guaranteed with 4 car garage, separate 180m² shed + 3 bay barn. Sited on a

extended family, house guests and potential for extra income from the brand new two bedroom

secure and private 8715m2 section complete with pony paddock - in a nutshell there is something for

guest house. Owners want sold and are ready for action on auction day. View website for auction


and open home details.

Gemma & Sue Roberts

Linda Warren-Davey

Licensed Sales Consultants

P. 03 323 6045 M. 027 223 6471 or 027 440 1282 E. gemma.roberts@harcourts.co.nz

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

Licensed Sales Consultant





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





Cute Cottage!

Harcourts ID: HS6549

50 Leslie Street, Waiau – Price Reduced! This is by far one of the cutest cottages out! Immaculately

Selling and Moving = No Arguments!

Harcourts ID: HPG6275

93a Otaki Street, Kaiapoi – This delightful well-proportioned property will delight you in its simplistic

presented & maintained, this 3 bedroom home is one not to be missed. Sleep out, garden sheds,

and spacious design. With open plan living to enjoy those social moments including its indoor outdoor

wood shed & a single garage. Do not delay call me today to arrange a viewing!

flow, is warm, comfortable and so affordable. It is set for all day sun and secluded away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Built on a very easy care section with plenty of off street parking. Close to Shops, Schools, transport and easy access to the main highway. All offers considered.

Amanda Smith

Jackie Frame

Licensed Sales Consultant

P. 03 315 7084 M. 027 435 9810 E. jackie.frame@harcourts.co.nz

Deadline Sale: Wednesday 19th August 4.00 p.m. (unless sold prior)

Licensed Sales Consultant





P. 03 920 3030 M. 0274 222 648 E. amanda.smith@harcourts.co.nz





Ultra Modern & Ultra Affordable

Harcourts ID: BF24784

2494 South Eyre Road, West Eyreton – Beautiful country oasis with three spacious bedrooms

Super Garage, Two Bath, Two Living...

Harcourts ID: RG7324

117 King Street, Rangiora – Be prepared to be impressed when you come inside and see what

(main with en suite) + study, modern kitchen, expansive open plan dining/living flowing to large

this beautifully refurbished 3bedroom home has to offer. Bathed in sunshine, private, securely fenced

deck. Nestled on a private 4ha block with double garage, mountain views, well fenced paddocks

484m2 section, lovely sheltered outdoor living & ample lawn for children & pets. Internal access 9x6m

- all set up for the lucky new owners. This is truly lifestyle living at it’s best!

garage, plus plenty of extra storage space. Well heated and cosy, this home is one to check out!

Gemma & Sue Roberts

Christine Tallott

Licensed Sales Consultants

P. 03 323 6045 M. 027 223 6471 or 027 440 1282 E. gemma.roberts@harcourts.co.nz

Contributor to www.realestate.co.nz

All Offers Presented: Wednesday 19th August 5.00 p.m. (unless sold prior)

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For Sale

New Listing | 99 Ashley Street, Rangiora



Offers over $438,000

Sunny Home. Sunny, comfortable, well maintained home,170m2 (built 1993). Three double bedrooms, open plan kitchen/dining/ living, separate lounge and laundry, family sized bathroom, separate toilet. Log fire with wetback, heat pump, nite store, very warm sunny house, double internal access garage. Established 697m2, nicely laid out easy-care section, vege garden, back part of section fenced for a dog. Easy walk to Rangiora’s CBD and shops. Located in the western side of town. Handy to the A&P Showgrounds. LIM and Vendors building report available. | Property ID RA1641

Open Home



Hawarden | 1 Pratt Street 2,132m

Sunday 1.00 to 2.00pm


Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425



Comfortable Family Home. 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

Saturday 2.30 to 3.15pm


Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

Open Home

Open Home



5A Gilbert Street Amberley

6 Swindon Lane Amberley By negotiation over $475,000




Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119 Open Home Sunday 12.00 to 12.30pm. 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

Open Home Sunday 2.00 to 2.30pm. This beautifully presented home has recently been decorated with a neutral dĂŠcor. The sunny, open-plan kitchen/dining room has access to the patio and front garden. The separate lounge with cosy log burner. The home includes four bedrooms, the master is spacious with a walk-in wardrobe and en suite. Family bathroom with separate bath, shower and vanity, separate laundry and two toilets. Three car garaging, additional off street parking. | Property ID AM1014

Open Home




Courage Road 1,000m2 - 2,023m2

75 Willowside Place Amberley $429,000

By negotiation



Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425 Malcolm McNaughton 027 297 4297

Open Home Sunday 1.00 to 1.30pm. All Offers Presented. Brand new home conveniently located close to sports facilities, primary school and growing shopping precinct. Three double bedrooms, the master with walk-in wardrobe and en suite, open plan kitchen/dining and family room, plus a separate lounge and study, the family bathroom has separate shower. North-facing deck to relax and enjoy the afternoon sun and picturesque views of the Teviotdale Hills and Mt Grey. | Property ID AM1009

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. 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. | Property ID RA1635

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

Barry Keys 027 434 7689

Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600

Allan Gifford 027 226 2379

Chris Abbott 027 435 2872

0800 200 600 | farmlandsrealestate.co.nz

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For Sale Flaxton




107 Bramleys Road 5.5 Hectares

222 High Street 4 Hectares

By negotiation




Emily Newell 027 472 0409

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

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

Emily Newell 027 472 0409 Lifestyle Freedom, Right In Town. This four bedroom Oamaru stone home is set on 4 hectares right in the heart of Oxford. A land bank opportunity which already provides a 5-bay shed, an additional 500m2 shed, double garage with freezer room, woodshed and sleepout, sheep and cattle yards, cattle crush and loading ramp. All this only a short walk from the centre of vibrant Oxford. | Property ID RA1634





9A Churchill Road 761m2

57 Churchill Street 717m2

By negotiation over





Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600

Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600 Private And So Close To Town. This three bedroom house is situated on a sheltered private back section, just off Churchill Street, a short walk to the hospital and town. Established and fully fenced section with some large native and fruit trees plus a palm and camellias as well as a lovely rear flat lawn. The house has had a makeover including interior and exterior painting, a new roof, a new kitchen and new carpet. Extra-large garaging for perhaps a workshop/garage combination. | Property ID TU10328

View 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





By negotiation




Allan Gifford 027 226 2379

Chris Abbott 027 435 2872

1980 Northbank Road 404.8 Hectares

Marlborough Finishing Unit. Approximately 200 hectares of fertile flats, 150 hectares easy rolling to medium hill, balance steeper grazing including 30 hectares Pinus Radiata woodlots. Subdivided into approximately 90 paddocks. Currently running sheep and beef, with cropping and supplements made. Two storey Oamaru Stone family home with five bedrooms, two living areas, two bathrooms. Good range of ancillary buildings. Cattle yards and sheep yards. Unique opportunity. | Property ID BL1145

Witherlea 711m2

Size Does Matter! New to the market, this tenanted (love to stay) property, comprises four generous bedrooms (three doubles), en suite and walk-in wardrobe in master, separate laundry, very sunny kitchen/dining and substantial family/living room. Log fire and heatpump, covered verandah and good decking. Lock up garaging and carport at back door. This fully fenced, 711m2 section offers purchasers an ideal investment or spacious family home for themselves. | Property ID BL1149

St Arnaud


Howard Valley Road 466.9 Hectares

Queen Charlotte Drive 3,985m2



By negotiation over $729,000

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



Allan Gifford 027 226 2379

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

James Murray 027 436 8103

Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

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

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

0800 200 600 | farmlandsrealestate.co.nz

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Rugby rivalry reignited Waimak too good for Hornby Christchurch to teach at St Bede’s. He and Mr Hassall organised teams from both After a seven year hiatus, Hurunui College Hawarden and St Bede’s to play against will face off against St Bede’s College in a high school teams in Australia and rugby match for the Les Hassall Memorial travelled with them for many games. Cup. Mr Hassall died in 1997 and Mr Lennon While the cup has been decided to donate a cup presented since 1998, the the following year in his annual fixture dates back memory and to to the 1950s. This year’s recognise the long match will be played at association Mr Hassall Hurunui College on had with the annual August 25. match. The match was started At the last game in by Jack McCourt, a 2008, Mr Lennon Hawarden stock agent, attended and says who had a son at St Graeme Inch, a Bede’s. As a result, St Hawarden local, was the Bede’s travelled to referee. Mr Inch will Hawarden to play rugby again be the referee for against Hawarden this year’s game, which District High School and will also be the last it soon became an annual match he referees. event, with the schools ‘‘It was great to see alternating as hosts. him as the ref as I had In 1964 Gary Lennon coached him in rugby all shifted to Hawarden from those years ago.’’ Christchurch and began Hurunui College Rivalry . . . Hurunui College will take on St Bede’s College for the an 11­year stint teaching principal Stephen Beck at the school. He decided to revive the Les Hassall Memorial Cup in a rugby match on August 25. befriended Les Hassall, annual match this year who was involved with as it has been such an the United Rugby Club. Mr Hassall asked integral part of the school’s rugby history. Mr Lennon if he would coach the United Mr Lennon says he will be making the Seniors and so a long­lasting friendship, trip to Hawarden to cheer on the teams he born from a common passion for rugby, had been involved with for nearly 40 years. began. ‘‘I had heard the game hadn’t been From 1968 to 1973 Mr Hassall managed played for quite a few years and wondered the Hawarden team and then from 1976 to what had happened to the cup and if the 1988 he managed the St Bede’s first 15. match would ever go ahead again. It’s In 1975 Mr Lennon went back to wonderful that it is going to be reinstated.’’ By AMANDA BOWES

The Waimak United men’s football team proved too strong for Hornby, winning 11­2 at the weekend. The Stadium Cars sponsored division one team took on the last placed Hornby in its second last fixture of the season. The game began with Waimak dominating from the outset, but with Hornby still trying very hard on enemy turf. Waimak scored early and was up 3­0 within 10 minutes, when Hornby replied with a good goal. The Waimak side again settled quickly and went into half­time at 6­1 up. Many sides at this point slacken off, but in the second half Waimak continued to mount the pressured and was rewarded with another five goals, with Hornby

scoring just one more goal. Of note was a cracking 35 yard volley from Zach Stewart into the top left corner leaving the goalkeeper grasping at air. Waimak United will now play FC2011 the last game of the season, which will decide the title, with FC2011 needing a point to see off challenges from both Selwyn and Nomads. Goalscorers were: A Rankin 4 (on debut), Z Stewart 1, L Brandso 1, T Chadwick 1, Own Goal 1, R Sherriff 1, E Habte 2. Waimak under 11a played Nomads A at the Rangiora A&P grounds, winning 7­4. Goalscorers were R Wilson 3, N Webster 2, Z Bennett 1 and M Pradhan 1. Player­of­the­ day: Reuben Wilson.

North Canterbury rugby results Waimak Real Estate Player of the Day: Dion Jones, Saracens. Luisetti Seeds North Canterbury division one semi­finals: Saracens 31 Oxford 19, Glenmark 5 Ashley 9. Mike Greer Homes North Canterbury division two: Oxford 43 Hurunui 22, Woodend 66 Glenmark­Cheviot 0. Mike Greer Homes North Canterbury division two reserve: Amberley 22 Kaiapoi 3, Saracens 27 Ohoka 10. Metro Colts Trophy semi­final: Glenmark 27 Hurunui 16. Plate semi­final: Christchurch 22 Ohoka 15. Women’s Plate semi­final: Kaiapoi 13 HSOB 16. Crusaders Secondary Schools UC championships: Nelson College 38 Rangiora HS 0. Mike Greer Homes North Canterbury under 18: Ashley­Oxford 16 Rangiora HS 10, Kaiapoi 67 Hurunui 18. Kaiapoi retains the Ric Moore Trophy. Mike Greer Homes North Canterbury under 16 semi­finals: Oxford 48 Kaiapoi­Woodend 5, Saracens 17 Hurunui 8. Mike Greer Homes North Canterbury under 14 semi­finals: Kaiapoi 72 Oxford 7, Ashley Blue 36 Ohoka 25. Play Off Game: Ashley Green 63 Saracens 8. Mike Greer Homes under 13 semi­finals: Amberley 79 Kaiapoi 10, Ashley 29 Ohoka 45. Play­off game: Saracens 17 Woodend 17. Mike Greer Homes under 11.5, cup section semi­finals: Ohoka Black 17 Hurunui Blue 17, Ohoka advance to final because of win in previous game. Ashley Blue 29 Kaiapoi 73. Mike Greer Homes under 11.5, section two play­offs: Oxford 28 Amberley 22, Saracens Blue win by default from Hurunui Black. Mike Greer Homes under 11.5, section three play­offs: Saracens Red 12 Ohoka Red 12, Ashley Green won by default from Woodend.

Mike Greer Homes under 10: Amberley 40 Saracens Blue 23, Ashley Blue 10 Hurunui Blue 40, Glenmark Cheviot 20 Ashley Green 25, Ohoka Black 40 Oxford Red 5, Woodend 30 Saracens Red 40, Kaiapoi 25 Hurunui Black 20, Ohoka Red 60 Oxford Black 30. Mike Greer Homes under 9: Amberley 20 Saracens Blue 40, Glenmark­Cheviot 30 Ashley Green 45, Hurunui Blue 65 Saracens Red 10, Hurunui Black 10 Ohoka Black 15, Woodend 30 Ashley White 40, Oxford 45 Ohoka Red 40, Kaiapoi 20 Ashley Blue 50. Mike Greer Homes under 8: Amberley 15 Saracens Red 30, Glenmark­Cheviot 65 Hurunui 20, Ashley Blue 50 Ohoka Red 30, Kaiapoi 60 Oxford Red 50, Saracens Blue 70 Oxford Black 10, Saracens Orange 40 Woodend 25, Ohoka Black 70 Ashley Green 20. Mike Greer Homes under 7: Amberley 70 Ashley White 40, Saracens White 50 Oxford Black 60, Ashley Green 70 Ohoka Black 85, Hurunui Black 45 Ashley Blue 85, Hurunui Blue 95 Oxford Red 90, Kaiapoi 75 Saracens Red 75, Ohoka Red 70 Saracens Orange 100, Ohoka White 115 Glenmark Cheviot 90, Saracens Blue 85 Woodend 35, Saracens Green 75 Oxford Red U6 45. Mike Greer Homes under 6: Ashley Gold 65 Ohoka Black 60, Hurunui Black 55 Ashley Blue 35, Ohoka Blue 45 Saracens Green 45, Oxford Black 45 Ohoka White 55, Saracens Red 75 Ashley Green 75, Kaiapoi Gold 85 Saracens Blue 70, Saracens Green U7 75 Oxford Red 45.

This week’s open homes in North Canterbury Thursday August 6th


12.00pm 12.30pm

Harcourts Twiss Keir


25 Tuckers Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir


50 Diamond Ave

Harcourts Twiss Keir




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93a Otaki Street

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Saturday August 8th Burwood

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32 Bampton Street

Harcourts Twiss Keir

533 South Eyre Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

1 Pratt Street

Farmlands Real Estate

47 Robert Coup Road 12 Waiotahi Road 16 Lilian Street 14 Bayliss Drive 24 Lilian Street 2 Tapautu Street

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

55 Kawari Drive

Harcourts Twiss Keir

53 Park Terrace

Harcourts Twiss Keir

73 St Johns Street

Harcourts Twiss Keir

Sunday August 9th Amberley

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Tekoa Estate Amberley Beach d 5a Gilbert Street 7 Gilbert Street 75 Willowside Place 9 Haydon Place 6 Swindon Lane

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Northcote Harcourts Twiss Keir Farmlands Real Estate Harcourts Twiss Keir Farmlands Real Estate Harcourts Twiss Keir Farmlands Real Estate

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258 Marshmans Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

32 Bampton Street

Harcourts Twiss Keir

533 South Eyre Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

218 Swannanoa Road 311 Lehmans Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

6 Brigham Drive

Harcourts Twiss Keir

15 Foxton Drive 93a Otaki Street 12 Waiotahi Road 20 Magnolia Boulevard 16 Lilian Street 14 Bayliss Drive 24 Lilian Street 50 Sterling Crescent 17 Tuhoe Avenue 29 Peraki Street 10 Tuhoe Ave

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6 Leithfield Road

Farmlands Real Estate

34 Hodgsons Road 12 Makerikeri Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

20 Pinewood Close

Harcourts Twiss Keir

25 Tuckers Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

145 Dawsons Road 792 Tram Road 755 Main Drain Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourt s Twiss Keir


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3 Stonebridge Lane 122 Main Street 645 Bay Road 149 Main Street

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

36 Kahuraki kDrive 84 Pegasus Boulevard

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18/3 Reeves Road 30 Sequoia Way 117 King Street Elm Green Sub Division 30 Sequoia Way 15 Cedar Place 37A Ivory Street 58 Kowhai Ave Lot 8 Arlington Park 20 Milesbrook Close 228 Northbrook Road 19 Palmview Drive

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50 Diamond Ave

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1206 Two Chain Road 33 Tristram Road

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53 Park Terrace 14 Allin Drive 11 Queens Avenue

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2494 South Eyre Road

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17 Petries Road

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73 St Johns Street

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Accommodation WANTED TO RENT Rural Farm. 2 ­ 3 bdrm house, by semi retired couple. We are reliable, have references available. Must be long term and allow pets. Please phone 03 685 5842 or 022 384 3041.


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

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

Concrete Services

If it’s News: phone 03 314 8325 For Advert rtising: phone Rangiora 03 313 2840 77-83 High Street, Rangiora

Amberley 03 314 8335

119 Cart rters Road, Amberley

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


AFFORDABLE concrete cutting with quality and removal work. Free quotes. No job too small. Ph 027 442 2219, Fax 03 359 6052 or A/H 03 359 4605. A PROFESSIONAL job by local owner operator, from concrete around new homes to resurfacing floors. For your next con­ crete job, residential or business, phone LE’ CON­ CRETE on 03 314 9366.

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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 second publication of this notice, The first notice was published 30 July 2015.

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 second publication of this notice, The first notice was published 30 July 2015.




CULVERDEN GOLF CLUB has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Amberley for the renewal of the Club Licence in respect of the premisis situated at Main Road, Culverden, Hurunui district known as Culverden Golf Club.

Greystone Wines Limited has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Amberley for the renewal of the Off – Licence in respect of the premises situated at 376 Omihi Road, Omihi, Hurunui district known as Greystone Wines. The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is that of a Winery.

COUNCIL HOUSING UNIT FOR RENT – HANMER SPRINGS The Hurunui District Council has a one bedroom unit available for rent in Hanmer Springs. Priority is given to applicants who are over the age of 65 or have received an invalid’s benefit for more than 18 months, have a housing need and assets less than $30,000.00. For further information and an application form please contact the Property Administration Officer, Hurunui District Council, 66 Carter Road, Amberley, phone: 314 0106. For information and application forms may also be obtained from the Councils web site: www.hurunui.govt.nz.


Business For Sale

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

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. For more information phone 021 263 1344.

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

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

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 are: Sunday – Friday 10am to 10pm Saturday – 10am to 12.00 midnight 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.

The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are: Monday to Sunday 7am to 7pm. 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.

Hurunui Community Arts Council AGM. Wednesday 12th August 2015. Amberley Library 3.30pm. New members needed, all welcome.

Rotary Club of Rangiora

It’s coming up again. . .


Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd October Rangiora Borough School Hall Our club supports many groups and individuals in the Rangiora district each year. Help us to do this again by donating... Books,magazines, DVDs, CDs, puzzles If you have books etc to donate we can collect them. Phone: Bruce Walker 0274 724 439 Rotary - serving the community

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

For Sale LEATHER Lounge Suite. Couch + four armchairs, x2 leg rests with storage. Excellent order. Electric Organ HC4W. Everything in excellent order. Owners going overseas, offers taken. Phone 03 313 5606. NO bees? Rent a beehive. Fully managed by regis­ tered bee keepers. You get pollination plus honey. Phone 027 657 2007.

Garage Sales RANGIORA 30A Durham Street. Saturday 8th August. 9am ­ 4pm. House­ hold items.

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

For Lease

OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE approx 50sqm Kippenberger Ave, Rangiora Phone 021 202 2290 Health & Beauty 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.

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Public Notices

Rotary Club of Rangiora Charitable Trust

Alex Murray Education Award The Rotary Club of Rangiora awards a grant each year in memory of a former member, Alex Murray, to assist a young person about to leave school to undertake further education or training at a further education centre, polytechnic or university.



The grant, to a value of $4000, will be awarded to a young person living in either the Waimakariri or Hurunui Districts. The grant is to assist with course fees and/or study materials. We are calling for applications for this grant which is intended to assist with the costs of study to be commenced in 2016. The application form may be obtained by phoning Peter Allen on 313 4971 or 027 410 3325 or by emailing allenp@xtra.co.nz Applications will close on Friday 21st August 2015.

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


“A Sense of Christmas”


SSunday un ay 8thh November No em er 22015 015 110am am – 4pm pm

Calling all Stallholders

sii ss s $$30 Stall / Businesses Enquiries ui s custschoolpta@gmail.com ss @ i m

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.





TWO BEDROOM house in Waikari, rural outlook, • Please include your address, suburb and contact details close to amenities. Freshly painted and carpeted. Not BRICKLAYER Trades suitable for young children. Suit semi­retired or profes­ SCREEN To join a small busy PRINTING. sional couple. Phone A/H For all your printing team. Must have at 03 314 4288. requirements. T­shirts, least 3 years experiHoodies, Hi­Vis vests and Trades polos, Overalls, Caps etc. ence. Take pride in Please phone Heather 03 their work and have 313 0261 or email PAINTING heather.norstar@gmail.com. own transport. Old - New

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.

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

Competitive sqm rate paid to the right person. To work on new homes.

Domestic - Commercial No job too small Reliable and Professional Tradesman

Ph Chris 027 365 5818

Ph Brett Stout Bricklaying 0273 662 999

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

Chimney Cleaning

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

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

Darwin Earthworks Ltd Rangiora

Tree Services

Ph Rob McAlister 027 434 0315 A H 03 313 2276

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. DRESSMAKING. Bev’s Sew Good Services, still open for all your alter­ ations, repairs, dress­ making, curtains. Phone 327 5535. (formerly from Tamara’s). STAINWORKS & Paint­ ing. All surfaces, fence and deck coatings. Incl exterior & interior painting. No job too big or small. Phone 027 245 5149. PROPERTY MAINTEN­ ANCE. Lawns, gardens, hedges, chainsaw work, pruning, painting and minor home alterations. TOWN AND COUNTRY. Phone Mike 03 313 0261.

Canterbury Waste Services provides resource recovery, waste transport and waste disposal services in Canterbury.

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


No job too small or big Free quotes

Ph 027 204 5358 (03) 312 7042


cut to length

Engineering Fabrication Full range of black, primed & galv. Products: pipe, box, channel, angle & flat, pay for what you need. Trade & retail sales.Open Mon-Fri 8.00-4.30pm, Sat 8.00-12.00pm.

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


or email: lindac@cws.co.nz or telephone 03 359 1800 Canterbury Waste Services has a Zero Tolerance to drugs and alcohol in the workplace and undertakes pre employment and random testing.

WANT TO EARN SOME EXTRA INCOME? Reliable distributors wanted for part time work delivering catalogues and mailers into household letterboxes.

You’ll be delivering for Reach Media - an established National Distribution Company Call now for more details.

Free Quotes 027 2299 454

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

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.

OUR Clients are busy again and we are looking for more Staff. Check out www.jaderesourcing.co.nz or come in & register with us between 9am ­ 4pm, 66 Ohoka Rd, Kaiapoi. Phone 03 327 0656.

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER The Waimakariri District Council is seeking to appoint a Human Resources Manager on a permanent full-time basis in Rangiora, North Canterbury. The Waimakariri District offers a wide range of recreational and lifestyle opportunities and is a very desirable location, being less than 30 minutes’ drive from Christchurch. Reporting to the Chief Executive, you will provide strategic and operational leadership and guidance in the areas of employee relations, health and safety, learning and development, organisational development and performance management. You will possess drive, enthusiasm and a positive nature to assist the Council to meet its business and human resources goals and objectives. Your leadership style and management skills will allow you to continue to develop and oversee a small but highly performing human resources team. A high level of emotional intelligence, commitment to continuous improvement and an ability to develop and maintain superb interpersonal relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders will be essential. You will be results oriented, an excellent coach and mentor, exercise a high level of judgement, integrity and discretion and be prepared to go the extra mile. Previous experience and success in a Senior Human Resources role with a minimum of six years’ experience in a large organisation is required. In addition to this requirement, you must be a holder of a recognised human resources qualification or equivalent in a related discipline. An understanding of Local Government would be an advantage but is not essential. In return, we offer you a very competitive remuneration package, a friendly work environment, development opportunities working for a valued based organisation that strives to be an ‘employer of choice’. You are invited to send your curriculum vitae with covering letter and completed job application form to: Roxanne Ramsay, Personal Assistant, Waimakariri District Council, 215 High Street, Private Bag 1005, Rangiora 7440 or email your curriculum vitae, covering letter and completed job application form to Roxanne.Ramsay@wmk.govt.nz or apply online at waimakariri.govt.nz A job description for the position and an application form are available by contacting the Personal Assistant on (03) 311-8902 Extension 8804, or by visiting our website www.waimakariri.govt.nz. For additional information about this position please contact the Personal Assistant. Applications close on 14 August 2015 The Council is an equal opportunities employer

• Regular Work • Keep Fit while you Earn • Catalogues for Distribution • Delivered to your Door • No experience Necessary




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



To Let


If you are an experienced multi-skilled operator or relatively new to the construction industry, then we would like to hear from you.

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



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Ph: Sarah on 021 109 8890 or 03 313 6611 Or Email: sam_sarah@xtra.co.nz




Public Notices

Thursday August 6 2015

PH KIM 027 682 2579

Multi Skilled Operator (Loader Driver) Ngāi Tahu Farming is commi ed to best practice farming and continuous improvement in the cultural, social, environmental and economic outcomes of its operations. An opportunity exists for a Multi Skilled Operator (Loader Driver) to work in and around Eyrewell and Balmoral Forest areas operating a late model Loader. You will be experienced in earthmoving and agriculture, have a knowledge of modern agricultural and construction equipment, enjoy varied work and have an eye for detail. To thrive in this role you will enjoy working as a team, as well as on your own, be a leader and be able to time manage your day. To find out more please visit our website www.mahi.ngaitahu.iwi.nz Applications close: 16 August 2015 with an early September start anticipated. Nau mai, haere mai, tauti mai!

find out more at ngaitahu.iwi.nz

Thursday August 6 2015




TV Work UHF Aerials Satellite dishes


Carrying out all types of carpentry work & repairs in North Canterbury. Canterburyy. Totally honest & reliable. All building work considered. Free quotes – guaranteed workmanship. PH Steve 03 920 3081 or 027 433 9140

Ring Mark 027 229 7310 for a free quote www.longsilver construction.com • Licensed Building Practitioner • Registered Master Builder 1233373

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

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

Select Health

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

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


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




Oxford Butchery Bevan and Shane Frahm

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


Number one

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

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

Civil and Drainage

Driveways Landscaping Retaining Walls Earthworks Foundations

Wastewater Septic Tanks Treatment Plants Drainage Irrigation

51 Ashley Street Rangiora

Computer Repairs

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


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”

Free quotes (will travel)

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





• Curtains Fr mea ee • Romans & qusure ote • Cushions and more Phone Maureen or Karen en 03 327 4919 or 027 427 4919 19

Domestic | Commercial | Repairs | Alterations | Additions

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

Mauds Softfurnishings gs 1463005

88 Williams Street, Kaiapoi (Up long driveway)


23vc 1591723vc



Russell Arthur

Dairy Conversion Specialist


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

• Tree Felling • Stockyards & Retainables • Specialising in Vineyards • Dairy Farm Conversions • Wooden Ornamental Gates • Earthquake Damage Repairs 1600595

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

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


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

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


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


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


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

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


Trade Qualified and LBP

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

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

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

Home Decorating



• Kitchen Cupboards • Wardrobes • Wooden Windows • Caravan Joinery repairs and new

Phone Arthur 312 6525 021 310 737


Semi–retired Builder






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

We also repair Windscreens and install Double Glazing


Trudy McMillan 03 314 4144 or 027 684 2652


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


Glass & Auto Glass

All Insurance Companies work welcome


CROCKERY CUTLERY GLASSWARE For all those special occasions

Call us now on (03) 313 5335 NORTH CANTERBURY



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

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Glass Repair

Thursday August 6 2015

Instrumentation Qualified, Flow meter Specialist Company centered in Canterbury. SUPPLY, CONSULT, SERVICE & VERIFY

Contact: service@nzflow.co.nz – Tel 022 351 9569



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


For all your landscaping needs

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






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

PO Box 68 Hawarden North Canterbury

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



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



Kaiapoi Podiatry

For All Your Foot Care Needs


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


Julia Home

Nat Dip Pod, SR Pod

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

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

Shoe Repairs

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


Locally owned and operated


The Village Cobbler

03 313 2840

Timber Sales

Water Blasting


Waterblasting Ltd Servicing Canterbury Commercial & Residential

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

Quality Timb ber at discounted prices

We have a wide range of timber DECKING SPECIAL

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



100 x 40mm Merch Radiata decking Usually $2.25 per metre Special price $2 per metre when buying all your decking products (jj (joists, bearers and piles) Come and see us or give us a call for a free quote or visit our online store for more details www.royaltimber.co.nz Open Monday to Friday 7.30am - 4.30pm and Saturday 8am – 12 noon Call David on 029 770 9204 or Amy 021 650 609 99 Mairehau Road, Burw Burwood, just off rwood, w 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


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

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







Painters / Decorators

David Manning & Associates Registered valuers and property consultants – urban and rural 537 South Eyre Rd, RD2 Kaiapoi Also: 222 High St, Rangiora

Ph: (03) 312-0282 • Fax (03) 312-0283 • Cell (027) 240 7808





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

at Hammer Hardware Rangiora. Friendly, efficient service. Pick up and drop off at • Nine Stitches Hilton St, Kaiapoi • Pegasus Store Italian leather belts from $48

Glenn 027 314 5789

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Thursday August 6 2015

Arthur Burke Ltd

North Canterbury’s Holden and Suzuki Dealership

Arthur Burke Suzuki — Quality Used Dirt Bikes Buy any

SECOND-HAND DIRT BIKE & grab yourself a


2013 KTMSX125 $6,495

2015 Suzuki RMZ250L5 $8,995

2013 Yamaha YZ125 $6,500

2014 Suzuki RMZ450 $8,995

36 hours, full rebuild

2013 Suzuki RMZ450 $7,995 56 hours approx

Just had full rebuild

38 hours fresh piston, 2 to choose from 17 hours

16 hours from new

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

DEMONSTRATOR SALE 2015 Holden Commodore 2015 Holden Cruze Equip VF SV6 1.8 Hatch

Demonstrator, only 5,800km RRP$55,490


2011 Toyota Corolla GLX Was $18,995


Demonstrator, only 3,000km





2015 Holden Trax LTZ 1.8

Heated seats ettc, only 1,000km


2011 Holden Barina 1.6 Auto

2012 Holden Captiva 5

Was $14,995

Was $24,995



2014 Holden Commodore VF Evoke




Was $37,995


2011 Nissan X-Trail Was $18,995




Markham Street, Amberley www.arthurburke.co.nz


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


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