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Thursday September 3 2015 | Issue 665

Springtime: Oxford celebrates springtime. — pages 13 ­ 15.

Dairying: Updates on dairying in Nth Canterbury. — pages 28 ­ 30.

Real Estate: Nth Canterbury property sales. — page 39 ­ 43.

Glenmark Club looks to the future By ROBYN BRISTOW The Glenmark community and the wider New Zealand rugby community have swung in behind North Canterbury’s Glenmark Rugby Club as it looks to build a new home at the Omihi Domain. It is believed an electrical fault may have caused the fire that destroyed the historic 91­year­old wooden clubrooms at the domain in the early hours of last Friday morning. Club president Andy Evans says the support and offers of help have been amazing for the club which lost trophies, silverware, team photos and a host of rugby jerseys donated to the club through the ages by some of its 20 Canterbury representatives as well as 10 All Blacks ­ Robbie and Bruce Deans, Alex Wyllie, Graeme Higginson, Andy Jefferd, Craig Green, Richard Loe, Andy Earl, Todd Blackadder and Scott Hamilton. While photos that adorned the walls were destroyed, most had been digitally copied. But club members could not believe their eyes when they discovered a box of photos in a backroom had survived the blaze ­ the second time they had come through a fiery encounter unscathed. ‘‘They were in the Waipara Hotel fire and survived and they gave them to us. ‘‘It is brilliant. The brigade did a great job saving the backroom and we were able to put a few of the photos up in the marquee on Saturday night,’’ said Andy who praised the efforts of the local Waipara Volunteer Fire Brigade and neighbouring brigades that

Devastating fire . . . The historic Glenmark Rugby Clubrooms engulfed in flames at the height of the blaze PHOTO: CRAIG NEWMAN. that destroyed the 91­year­old woodend building. joined in to fight the blaze which took about four hours to put out. ‘‘The jerseys are irreplacable,’’ he said. But amid the blackened mess

on the floor lay one jersy ­ Matt Sexton’s Barbarian jersy. ‘‘It had fallen off the wall face down. ‘‘It is pretty delicate but we

think with a bit of careful washing we might be able to save it. The rest are gone,’’ says Andy who is exhausted after several whirlwind days in which the club

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staged its end­of­season prizegiving and ball and began planning for the future. ‘‘Its been a big effort from the committee and we have had some great support,’’ says Andy. A marquee, donated by Farmlands, was ‘‘whacked’’ up in the Waipara Reserve and over 200 people enjoyed the end­of­ season prizegiving and ball where Gary McCormick spoke and praised the organisers for one of the most ‘‘fantastic and memorable’’ events he had spoken at. Andy says Pip Sutherland from Super Liquor in Amberley flew home from Auckland where she had been attending a conference to ensure the Saturday evening event was well catered for. ‘‘Super Liquor is the major sponsor for the rugby club. We already had two­thirds of the alcohol at the clubrooms for the night. ‘‘It just melted straight into the ground,’’ he said. Local wineries also came on board in support of the club and many others had also helped out in all sorts of ways, says Mr Evans. Already a givealittle.co.nz/ cause/glenmarkrugbyfire page has raised over $3000 for the club and an auction has raised more than $8000. The clubrooms are insured but Mr Evans says it will be quite sometime before everything is resolved. He says the club will get a fundraising committee elected in the next few days and the push to raise funds for a new clubrooms will begin in earnest. Continued Page 2

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Battling the blaze . . . Firefighters douse the fire at the Glenmark Rugby clubrooms which destroyed the 91­year­old building last PHOTO: CRAIG NEWMAN. Thursday.

Busy night for local policeman From Page 1 Last Thursday evening proved a busy night for Amberley policeman Craig Newman. Constable Newman was called to a pub fight at Cheviot and was heading home when he nabbed a motorcyclist for drink­ driving. It was foggy and misty as he continued south but as he crossed over the railway crossing at Omihi he could see a glow ahead of him. ‘‘I thought someone had left lights on at the Omihi Domain. But as I came to the end of the hedgerow I could see part of the Glenmark clubrooms and hedge were on fire,’’ he said.

The fire had not been going long but in the first two to three minutes of being on the scene ‘‘it doubled in size’’. Having rung 111 Constable Newman, aware there was a huge amount of memorabilia and trophies housed in the clubrooms, tried to kick in a door to save what he could. But when he saw smoke billowing out underneath the roof he realised any rescue mission was futile. ‘‘It was gutting just standing there watching. It went up bloody quick. I expected it to burn to the ground but the volunteers from the Waipara, Cheviot, Amberley, Scargill and Waikari fire brigades did a great job saving some of it.’’

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But Constable Newman’s night was not over. As he watched on he saw a car heading north on the highway which appeared to be weaving across the white line. ‘‘I chased them and it turns out the car was stolen from Christchurch, so I arrested the two people in it. It was a pretty big night,’’ he said. Constable Newman said the fire was another blow for local farmers who were already having a hard enough time coping with the drought. ‘‘There is not a lot of places left in the district to meet, especially since the Waipara pub burnt down,’’ said Constable Newman.


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New primary school for Rangiora By DAVID HILL Rangiora could have a new primary school within five years. The Ministry of Education has bought a site at Pentecost Road, southwest Rangiora, and plans to open a new school by 2020. Head of sector enablement and support Katrina Casey says the new school is part of the Government’s $1.137 billion plan to rebuild and renew 115 schools in the greater Christchurch area following the earthquakes. ‘‘Assessing population trends and

anticipating areas of roll growth is part of the renewal process. ‘‘This work shows that in the medium term there may be a need for more primary provision in Rangiora, particularly in the west. ‘‘About 1800 new homes are projected to be built there (west Rangiora) by 2040. We have bought a site at Pentecost Road and we expect a new school to open there by 2020.’’ She says the existing state primary schools in Rangiora ‘‘are all constrained in terms of site size and the rolls of the existing primary schools are projected to

increase’’. Consultation is being undertaken by an external facilitator and will take a variety of forms which will enable the community, including local iwi, to explore options for the future, Ms Casey says. Public workshops were held at Fernside School and Rangiora Borough School on Tuesday and further workshops are planned for Ashgrove School on Tuesday, September 8, from 6pm to 7pm, and at Southbrook School on Wednesday, September 9, from 5.30pm to 6.30pm.


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Silhouettes enhance Farmers fence By SHELLEY TOPP

The large white security fence surrounding the Farmers’ building construction site in Rangiora’s High Street has been enhanced by 60 brightly­painted silhouettes. Most of the artwork was done by pupils from Rangiora Borough School (year 7 and year 8), St Joseph’s School, and Southbrook School. The project was organised by 7400 Upgrade member Judith Hoult, who is deputy chairperson of the Rangiora Community Board. The work was

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HS and Kaikoura star in securing air service By ROBYN BRISTOW

Daffodil Day . . . Rangiora ANZ staff joined with a bunny and the Mad Hatter to put on a long morning tea for the community in support of the Cancer Society on Friday. PHOTO: DAVID HILL

A long morning tea By DAVID HILL A Daffodil Day ‘‘long morning tea’’ in Rangiora on Friday, was a great success. Rangiora ANZ staff brought baking to work to provide morning tea for the community, with the proceeds going to the Cancer Society. Business manager Tania Candy says she was pleased with the

support from local businesses and visitors. She says it is rare to see so many people in the bank these days, with a lot more banking done online. ‘‘But it’s not about banking today. ‘‘Everybody knows someone who’s had cancer or is recovering from it. ‘‘We’ve had lots of people come in and local businesses have been popping with their whole team for morning tea. ‘‘It’s good support for a really good cause,’’ says Tania.

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Hanmer Springs and Kaikoura have played leading roles in securing a new air service with China. Rolling out the welcome mat for a delegation from China Southern Airlines saw Hanmer Springs and Kaikoura both star for the South Island and help successfully attract China Southern Airlines to operate regular air services with Mainland China. The airline has just announced it will begin year­round services between Guangzhou and Christchurch from December, offering 70,000 seats between the two cities and contributing more than $100 million per annum to regional South Island economy. During a recent visit by a senior management delegation from the airline, the group visited Hanmer Springs and Kaikoura with Christchurch Airport. Airport chief executive Malcolm Johns says Christchurch Airport asked the operators of Hanmer Springs and Kaikoura to help host the group. ‘‘We wanted to show them how regional South Island could contribute to the experience Chinese visitors could expect and that we are ready to host their passengers in this part of the world,’’ he said. ‘‘The teams at the Heritage and at the Hanmer Springs thermal pools did an outstanding job, local legend Mark Inglis shared his emotionally charged story and the team at Malabar Cafe ´ knocked everybody’s socks off. ‘‘They hosted the group to dinner, personalised the menus in Mandarin and delivered a dessert in a sealed can with the China Southern logo on it. Simply put, they delivered a master class in how to make an impact.’’ Meanwhile Whale Watch Kaikoura and Destination Kaikoura, who have been active members of Christchurch Airport’s ‘South’ programme targeted at South Island Inc flying in formation in

international markets and who have joined sales and promotional delegations to China over the past two years, also played a key role hosting the delegation from China South Airlines. Whale Watch chief executive officer Kauahi Ngapora says Kaikoura is the whale watching capital of New Zealand, so hosting the visit by a senior management delegation on an up­close encounter with whales, dolphins and seals gave the group an understanding of the environment, experience and facilities on offer to passengers who visit the South Island. Glenn Ormsby, General Manager of Destination Kaikoura, says the delegates know Chinese visitors love the experience and enjoy the scenery Kaikoura has to offer. ‘‘The water, the mountains and the open spaces as well as going biking, hiking or exploring in the area. It was great to be able to welcome them to the South Island, enjoy some of our famous seafood with them and explain why we in Kaikoura are committed to helping make their flights to the South Island successful,’’ he said.” Christchurch Airport continues to be the fastest growing point of entry for Chinese visitors. The growth of Chinese arrivals into Christchurch Airport continues and grew over the peak of last summer at twice the national rate. While national figures grew 39 percent over that time, Christchurch Airport’s numbers grew 69%. Overall, the airport showed a 59% increase in arrivals of Chinese nationals in the months of December, January and February. China Southern Airlines is the largest airline in Asia, in terms of fleet size as well as the number of passengers carried. The airline has more than 90,000 employees and 64 offices around the world, including an office in Auckland. It is a member of Sky Team, the world’s second largest airline alliance, so China Southern Airlines passengers enjoy a global reach of 1052 international destinations in 177 countries and regions.

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North Canterbury’s Mayors have played a part in developing a new Canterbury regional strategy. The Canterbury Regional Economic Development Strategy was launched in Christchurch on Friday by Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce, after the region’s mayors each took the lead in developing seven different programmes as part of the strategy. These included education and training, regional transport, digital connectivity, freshwater management and irrigation infrastructure, value­ added production, newcomer and migrant support, and visitor strategies. Waimakariri Mayor David Ayers led the education and training strategy and says Canterbury’s population is older and ageing at a faster rate than the rest of New Zealand, but only three districts are expected to grow faster than the national average. He says the region needs to consider how to retrain both local and migrant workers ‘‘so we can match the skills training with the economic needs of Canterbury’’ as the rebuild starts to wind down. ‘‘We are also looking at how we can make Canterbury an attractive place to come to study and to encourage Canterbury students to stay in Canterbury to study.’’ Hurunui Mayor Winton Dalley, who led the integrated regional transport programme, says it is essential to provide ‘‘one strong voice for Canterbury to advocate for the region

with central government’’. ‘‘The earthquake rebuild is driving the region’s growth, but so are agriculture and manufacturing. ‘‘The fortunes of Christchurch as the region’s major city, and its agricultural hinterland, are interdependent. When one does well, so does the other.’’ Kaikoura Mayor Winston Gray led the visitor strategy and says it is crucial for all parts of the Canterbury region to work together to improve visitors’ experiences and attract more tourists. ‘‘If we all work together we can offer a basket of experiences across the region. We realise that Christchurch is damaged, so it is important we utilise what we have. ‘‘Every part of the region has something to sell.’’ Mr Gray says it is essential for the region as a whole that a new convention centre and cruise ship terminal at Lyttelton are built as part of the Christchurch rebuild. The impact of more visitors on smaller districts, like Kaikoura, in providing facilities like toilets and maintaining parks, is also being considered as part of the strategy, Mr Gray says. Providing free Wi­Fi throughout the Canterbury region is also part of the strategy, with options being considered for Kaikoura and the Waimakariri district. Hurunui district towns Cheviot and Culverden already have free Wi­Fi as part of an Enterprise North Canterbury initiative. For further information, visit www.ecan.govt.nz/CREDS.

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Landowners will be able to get a better understanding of the Hurunui District Council’s operative district plan and how it affects their property when an E­Plan goes live on the council’s website late next week. It is also hoped that when the plan goes ‘‘live’’ that the summary of submissions to the council’s proposed district plan will also be available. The E­Plan enables landowners to pull up a property report, see any planning features that affect their property and also shows landmarks in towns. Cameron McLeod policy planner said the E­Plan going live was the result of 12 months work and that it was designed to make council’s information systems more transparent to the public. ‘‘At the moment you have to try to find your property on a map and try to figure out what the rules are,’’ he says. The E­Plan makes this process much simpler and more accessible. Building team leader Kerry Walsh told the council there had been a huge demand for lodging building consents online with up to 80 percent of plans now being received electronically. He said the council was about to introduce smart forms with tick boxes for some consents, such as woodburners, which would make it easier and quicker to file consents online. Consents could now be lodged at any time of the day or night, not just during business hours. People were also able to see the progress of their consent online and any holds up. Mr Walsh said it was hoped to turn around building consents in 10 working days within the next 12 months, with the average last month being 11 days. Mayor Winton Dalley said the council was always searching of ways to serve the community well and this was another example of that.

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Quakes bring change

Five years on from quake

Five years ago, Waimakariri residents woke to find their world had changed. No­one could have realised the enormity of that change or foreseen the journey that would have to be made in our recovery. With my background in mental health, I am very aware that events like September 4, 2010 linger for a long time. I frequently mention that international research shows us years three to five are the most significant psychologically and socially in the recovery process. As deputy chair of the Social Services Select committee I am gratified that select committee members will be coming to Canterbury for a briefing on how our social­service agencies are meeting mental­health needs post recovery. And, once again, if you or someone you know, is not coping, please contact my offices. I am here to help. Tomorrow I will join residents at the September 4, Observance Day in Kaiapoi. Join me at 3.30pm for the unveiling of the iconic Letterbox Sculpture, which will be followed by a family event.

It will be a time to acknowledge the journey behind us, celebrate our resilience as a region and mark the progress we’ve made. 2015 has been a year of openings, milestones and new beginnings. Over the past year we have celebrated the opening of the Ruataniwha Kaiapoi Civic Centre, the re­opening of the Oxford and Rangiora Town Halls, a new bridge over the Ashley River at Cones Road, work started on the new Farmers building and, over the road, we can look forward to the opening of the new Conway Laneway development, which I was lucky enough to tour recently with the Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery. I’ve also attended the openings of many new businesses in the electorate and it was gratifying to hear at the recent Small Business Conversation Cafe ´I organised in Kaiapoi with Minister for Small Business Craig Foss last month just how well our local businesses are doing. I look forward to meeting you and your families tomorrow in Kaiapoi as we take time to pause in our busy lives and look back.

It is now five years since the September 4, 2010 earthquake and looking back over those years there is little that we might have anticipated. After the rude awakening at 4.35 a.m. and the dawn broke, the enormity of what had hit Canterbury quite quickly unfolded. Since the first weeks of the response, a lot has happened that we never foresaw. The 22 February quake had the effect of telling us that things could be worse. We all knew there would be aftershocks, but I guess we thought the first quake, when nobody died, would be the worst one. For Christchurch it wasn’t. The re­zoning decisions of the middle of 2011 overturned a huge amount of preparation that this Council had done to remediate the land. We were about a fortnight away from starting when the Minister for Earthquake recovery asked us to stop. Most of the people living in those zones had to change their thinking from repair or rebuild to moving somewhere else.

The Kaiapoi and Pines­Kairaki communities were to lose collectively over 20% of their houses. Most of the people in the Waimakariri red zones stayed within the District 6 over 60% actually stayed in Kaiapoi 6 but we also experienced an influx of people from Christchurch and, for the rebuild, from other places. This has always been a growing District, but we got about ten years’ growth in three. The final unexpected consequence was the closure of many earthquake­ prone buildings, mostly from March 2012 onwards. They were mainly in Rangiora and Kaiapoi, but the whole District was affected. So Waimakariri’s regeneration continues. Generally projects have been finished or we or private owners know where we are headed. There is still uncertainty for some, however, and this uncertainty includes the future of the red zone. For many, the last five years have been life­changing and the District itself has changed.

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There is no way that public opinion can be garnered in a fair and objective manner unless this project is first publicly notified throughout the entire Hurunui district and that given the councils conflict of interest, the parameters, review and any subsequent hearing should be assessed by an independent commissioner. At this point it seems that the Thermal pools committee believe they have a mandate from this district to pursue funding of $15 million from private investment and to move forward with their project. This new Thermal springs spa represents a huge financial risk to the rate payers of this district, and our council seem quite happy to take that risk without that first vital step of giving the rate payers of the Hurunui the opportunity to formally submit their

concerns, objections or support to the project. Yours, Helen Beattie

State Highway One, access to the Brackenfield Shopping Centre without having to enter the busy main road. This of course, depends on their publicised plan (pre­development) of having an exit to Pound Road, which is directly opposite the new road. I for one, hope so, as this shorter and more direct route, may encourage residents of Wineberry Estate etc to take a casual walk to the shops. Oh yes, a name for the new road? May I take this opportunity to put forward the suggestion of Jackson Drive or Jackson Avenue in recognition of our immediate past Hurunui District Mayor, Mr Garry Jackson, for all the fine work he put in during the two terms he served. Yours, Trevor Stanley­Joblin Amberley

Dear Editor, Reading your article on the the proposed new spa for Hanmer Springs today I was most surprised to read that you have assumed that Hanmer Springs residents have thrown their support behind this project based on a meeting attended by just 62 people held last Tuesday evening. The assumption is that all attendees were in full support which is patently incorrect. Grant Lilly is quoted as saying that they have a clear direction from the community of Hanmer Springs to pursue their vision given Tuesdays attendance, and of course this project has the full backing of the HDC given that it is an HDC project.

Street name Dear Editor, It is pleasing to see further development in Amberley. Not only a magnificent, recently completed subdivision off Beach Road, but further development under construction right up to Double Corner Road in the form of lifestyle blocks with the centre point being a cricket oval. The new road currently under construction between Courage and Pound Roads will be great when completed and opened, as this will allow all residents residing on the east side of

Regional Plan up for review in 2018 By JOHN FAULKNER The current Hurunui Waiau Rivers Regional Plan (HWRRP) will be reviewed in 2018. The HWRRP and the application of it has been a source of huge controversy in the community. Despite 147 submissions on the plan and 250 submissions on the ZIP which articulates the vision of the zone committee for the Hurunui Waiau zone, there are various recognised errors and unexpected consequences reflected in the plan. The HWRRP has a number of unintended consequences the zone committee needed to address, for irrigators minimum flow increases as well as for dryland farmers in the form of the ‘10% rule’. While the advice note has given

some breathing space for the dryland farmers in the Hurunui upstream of State Highway 1, the ZIP and Plan does not provide a vision or pathway forward for this community. ECan and the zone committee are developing a strategy for the plan review to ensure an appropriate process for inclusive community engagement/consultation flowing into 2018. Generally the better informed or engaged all sectors are, the less likelihood of unintended consequences falling out of the process. I don’t want to see a repeat of the original HWRRP process where challenges from submitters and the consequent Hearing Panel decisions resulted in an outcome which deviated significantly from what was

intended by the Zone Committee and the community. It is crucial that the dryland farmers and all other interested sectors are involved in the process so that their needs as well as their part in the solution are well understood by the community and any Hearing Panel. A group of dryland farmers lead by James Hoban, Andrew Harris, Dan Hodgen, Dan Shand, Ben Ensor and others are doing a tremendous amount to establish Catchment Collectives and develop a viable way forward for their community, and to work towards a good outcome at plan review, I encourage the wider dryland farmers to support the group. As part of their work the group is actively engaged in promoting the

dryland farmers perspective to the zone committee and ECan, they have been a regular and vocal presence at the Zone meetings which is welcomed. The work of the group modelling dryland farming intensification completed by Mark Everest is an important starting point for establishing robust information for the 2018 process. Another issue before the zone committee is ‘river bed lines’. The zone committee is seeking further clarification from ECan on how these are used. We have been told there is to be a pragmatic approach and ‘lines’ are to be viewed on a case­by­ case basis. If you have any concerns contact the ZIP implementation team member Micheal Bennett on 027 505 7535.

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The District’s representation arrangements The Council is seeking views from the community about ward boundaries, the future of community boards and the number of wards and elected members. At least once every six years the Council is required, under the Local Electoral Act 2001, to review our representation arrangements to provide ‘fair and effective representation for individuals and communities’. This is an opportunity for you to influence how people living in the District will be represented in future by local government, commencing with the October 2016 local body elections. Key proposals include: • Re-alignment of ward boundaries – a reduction from four wards to three wards • Proposed new ward names – Rangiora-Ashley, Kaiapoi-Woodend and retaining Oxford-Eyre • The number of councillors remaining at ten

• Two Community Boards for the Kaiapoi-Woodend Ward (five elected members each + four councillors) with the names Kaiapoi-Tuahiwi Community Board and Woodend-Pegasus Community Board. • Rangiora-Ashley Community Board to have eight members + four councillors (three members representing north of Ashley River, Fernside, Mairaki Downs to Cust and five members representing Rangiora).

• Consideration of the status of the Oxford-Eyre Ward Advisory Board. A community board is a separate statutory body while a ward advisory board is a committee of Council with reduced delegation. Should Oxford-Eyre become a Community Board?


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2. How satisfied are you with the proposed names for the new wards?


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Driveway display sign of change A burst of yellow from rows of daffodils along the driveway at Bronwyn and Tim McClintock’s lifestyle block is one of the first signs in Fernside that spring is on the way. Tim, who is an airline pilot with Air New Zealand, is also a keen gardener. He has created a lovely garden, ‘‘from a

bare paddock when we came here 18 years ago’’, at their Plaskett Road home near Rangiora, where daffodils feature prominently. He’s lost count of how many he has planted, or how many varieties the garden has. Many of the plants came from a Cheviot

daffodil breeder, the late Rex Stevenson. Others originated from Tim’s family farm, Stratholme, in Cheviot, where his father still lives. A large field of daffodils at Stratholme provided Tim with the inspiration to plant his own daffodil feature along the driveway.


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Crumbly loam needed for veges Janet Wade runs through the tasks that need to be done to prepare the vegetable garden for spring planting. Another good source of organic matter is compost or well­rotted animal manure. Incorporate a generous helping ­ around 10cm thick ­ into the top layer of the soil. Compost and manure generally supply only a small amount of the nutrients needed by hungry vegetable plants. Now is the time to dig in a fertiliser appropriate to the crop you intend to grow. Lime, along with general garden fertiliser, is a common choice, and, as with the manure crop, should be dug in several weeks before the bed is planted or sown with seed. If using lime, it should be added two to three weeks before the first of the fertiliser. Too much of a good thing becomes a bad thing, so take care to stick to the rate of application given on the side of the fertiliser bags. The soil should be dug over only if it is not too wet. Take a handful of soil and squeeze it in your hand. If it crumbles, you are good to go.’If it sticks together in a ball, hold off for a while longer. While you wait for the soil to dry out and warm up, there are two other groups of tasks to get on with ­ spring cleaning and planning.

SPRING CLEANING Clear out the surface drains to take

care of heavy spring rain. Remove any dead plant material from the plots. I normally dispose of any diseased plant material or material harbouring insect eggs ­ passionvine hoppers ­ in my garden bin, rather than my compost. Keep on top of the weeds that start sprouting in the spring. Remove any rubbish that could be a refuge for slugs and snails, and prepare your slug and snail traps or stock up on pellets ready for the spring onslaught.

PLANNING Ideally, you will have your vegetable garden divided into four plots. Rotate the plants so that you only grow plants of the same family in a plot once every four years. Crop rotation as this is called, reduces disease problems. Deciding well in advance what you will plant where allows you to tailor your fertiliser to the crop. Avoid trying to cram too many vegetables into one plot because vegetable plants that have to compete for light and nutrients will not thrive. Give some thought to successive plantings during the season and which companion plants you might like to incorporate into your scheme. Courtesy of the Weekend Gardener, www.weekendgardener.co.nz.

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The aim in a vegetable garden is to have a deep, loose, crumbly loam that is rich in nutrients, drains well in winter and holds moisture in summer. To achieve this we need to put in the spadework ­ literally. Many vegetables are shallow rooted (eg: lettuces, broccoli, onions, corn and potatoes) and only require the soil to be worked to spade depth (around 30cm) but medium­rooted vegetables (including peas and beans, melons, silverbeet, parsnips and peppers) can send their roots down to 60cm. Deep­rooted varieties, including pumpkins, watermelons, globe artichokes, asparagus, rhubarb and tomatoes, extend their roots up to three times spade depth so don’t hold back on soil preparation. All that work with the spade and fork takes care of the deep and loose part of preparing the ideal soil. However, we still need to achieve the well­drained, but moisture­retentive, crumbly and rich­in­ nutrients part. The key to this is organic matter. Organic matter can be added by digging in a green­manure crop that was planted in the autumn. Some examples of green­ manure crops are blue lupins, mustard and broad beans. The manure crop should be cut and incorporated into the soil before it flowers or becomes woody, at least six weeks prior to planting the bed. In spring, areas to be left fallow over summer should be sown with cover crops more suited to warm weather such as buckwheat drought­resistant lucerne, or crimson clover (Trifolium incarnatum).

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Along with daffodils and rhododendrons, the primrose is a characteristic spring plant and a sure sign the weather is improving. This flower brightens up the garden and gives us the energy to get outside and admire our hard work. The genus Primula is an incredibly diverse group of flowers, with well over 400 individual species from across most of the northern hemisphere into the tropics and down into South America. The diversity hotspot for this plant is the Himalayas, where half the known species reside and many of our garden­worthy plants come from. Primroses have been cultivated for centuries as a garden plant, leading to the inevitable crossing and selecting of hybrids and cultivars. Many of these selections are used today as bedding plants in annual displays or as garden fillers. Some people have dedicated themselves to certain species, such as Primula auricula types, to show the diversity within a single species. The varieties we see today in the garden centres and shops have come from these

Sign of spring... primroses brighten up the PHOTO: SUPPLIED garden. selections, but do not underestimate the real beauty of the original species.

PROPAGATION It is a good idea to propagate primroses regularly as they can be short­lived and

older plants can have a tendency to lose their vigour and produce less flowers. Propagation can be achieved wither through seed or division. Once they have finished flowering, you need to keep a close eye on the seed pods as they will drop seed quickly when ripe. Primrose seed can have a short viability so should be sown immediately or stored in an airtight bag in a fridge. As the seed is very small, use a good seedling mix and lightly sow on the surface of compost. The cover the seed with fine grit or perlite and water well. The surface of the compost needs to be kept wet, but also a good air circulation is needed as dampening off is common. Division is good for named varieties of plants that have not flowered. The best time to divide is during the winter when the plants are dormant or have slowed down. Divide older plants, ensuring each division has plenty of roots. Pot up individually in small pots, in a good potting mix with slow­release fertiliser. Plant back out when well established in the pots. Courtesy of the Weekend Gardner www.weekendgardener.co.nz.

Hyacinth sweet star Probably the most strongly perfumed of all spring bulbs, hyacinths (hyacinthus orientalis) are commonly grown in pots or special glasses for indoor displays, but are great in the garden, especially where they will get the winter chilling needed to promote flowering. They do not need as much sunshine as most other spring bulbs. However, they will not thrive without some sunshine, unlike their relatives, bluebells (hyacinthoides non­scripta, H. Hispanica) and Scillas, which do well under trees. Outdoors, give hyacinths rich, well­drained soil, replenished annually with bone meal or blood and bone. If flower production falls off, lift the bulbs, enrich the soil and replant. Introduced into Europe from the eastern Mediterranean and Turkey, hyacinths became extremely popular in the 18th century and have continued to win favour ever since. Purple, blue, white, peachy­orange, pink, violet and creamy­

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Spring is coming to Oxford. The annual ‘‘Spring into Oxford’’ event is happening again on Sunday, October 4, with a display of well cared for and loved classic and vintage cars in the oval at Pearson Park. The event is organised by the Oxford Promotions Action Committee (OPAC) as a fund raiser for the Oxford Community Men’s Shed. Men’s Shed chairman and car enthusiast Trevor Scott says car clubs from around Canterbury have been invited to the event. ‘‘The clubs really enjoy coming out for the day. It gives the shed an opportunity to raise some much needed funds, promote the men’s shed concept, and also gives people the opportunity to display their cars.’’ This year Men’s Shed members have made wooden flowers to brighten up the street and event. New to the event this year is a Spring Flower Show organised by the Oxford Garden Club. It is a first for Oxford, and anyone wanting to display their beautiful spring blooms can come and set up in the Oxford Pavilion by 9am. There is no exhibit fee for displaying blooms and schedules can be obtained by emailing secretary@oxfordnewzealand.co.nz. An exhibition of art produced by students from Art with Mark will also be open in the pavilion from 10am. A Spring Bonnet Competition is also being run by the Keep Oxford Beautiful Committee, with judging commencing at 1.30pm. There will be categories for men, ladies and children, so come along with your fancy headgear ­ you just might win a prize. OPAC secretary Shirley Farrell says Spring into Oxford provides ‘‘a fun,

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Oxford’s U-Drive impresses MPs A youth driving programme in Oxford impressed visiting politicians recently. Oxford Community Trust’s U­Drive programme has entered its second round and celebrated the milestone with a presentation to Small Business Minister Craig Foss, Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey and other stakeholders recently at the Oxford Town Hall. Youth worker Julia Ealam said the first round saw seven youth participating. ‘‘Five have already passed their restricted licence, with the other two still to sit. The feedback we have had from students and parents has been extremely positive,’’ she said. One of the parents was so impressed she went on to become a mentor for the second round. ‘‘It is such a fantastic opportunity for our young people and my sons got so much out of it that I wanted to get involved and support the Oxford Community Trust to keep this programme going,’’ the parent said. Mr Doocey said the programme was an example of communities finding solutions locally and he commended

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It might be the beginning of spring, but Cust School is already starting to feel ‘‘a sense of Christmas’’. Principal Robert Schuyt says planning is well under way for the Cust School Parent Teacher Association’s major fundraiser, ‘‘A Sense of Christmas’’, which will be held on Sunday, November 8, from 10am to 4pm, rain or shine. Visitors to Cust on November 8 will be able to ‘‘experience gorgeous Christmas themed venues in the Cust Area’’,

including a traditional Christmas scene, Kiwi Christmas, a Reindeer Retreat, floral festivities, Christmas cooking, a nativity scene and spring gardening. Activities and entertainment include a Christmas Grotto, photos with Santa Claus, live music, a petting zoo, pony rides, backyard cricket, bouncy castle, cupcake decorating for children and community Christmas trees. Food and beverages will be on sale, including homemade lemonade, a Christmas cafe ´ , a Kiwi barbeque, gourmet sandwiches, and hokey pokey

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Cheviot Spring Festival Spring celebration in Cheviot

Green fingers . . . Lynda Hallinan NZ Gardener editor­at­large, who will share the pleasures and pains of gardening on the evening of September 12 during the Cheviot Spring Festival. PHOTO: SUPPLIED.

✚ Events start at 9.45 am. ✚ Evening event with Lynda Hallinan, editor of NZ Gardener at 7pm. Bookings Essenttiall.

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Come join our passionate team for an informative wine tasting of the current vintages or enjoy a glass of wine with a platter to share from our menu.

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Gardening, blooms and plants take centre stage at this year’s Cheviot Spring Festival. There is gardening workshops, an evening with NZ Gardener editor­at­large Lynda Hallinan, plants, floral art and a host of golden daffodils to wander around in the Cheviot Hills Domain. Lynda who will share her entertaining and often irreverent take on the pleasures and pain of gardening ­ whether you tend a small suburban section or endeavour to grow all your own food on a couple of hectares. She is a columnist for the Sunday Star­ Times and regularly appears on radio and television. She is the author of three books with her fourth under way, and lives on a small farm south of Auckland with her husband and two young sons, and an assortment of semi­domesticated animals. Saturday evening with Lynda starts with drinks and local fare at the Two Rivers Cafe ´ before moving next door to the historic stone Knox Church for Lynda’s talk. The church has been decorated by Cheviot Floral Art group, and is open during the festival for viewing. The evening finishes with coffee and dessert back at Two Rivers. As well as plants for sale at the festival market place, and the host of daffodils in the domain to admire, there are two gardening workshops happening throughout the day. Olmec Sinclair will present his take on drought proofing your garden while Freda Hunter shares her secrets to successful gardening. This year the festival market and workshops are happening in the Cheviot Area School grounds under its magnificent oak trees. Cheviot Plunket are running a family fun day on the school grounds with Lulu the Clown, a selection of adorable baby farm animals and a bouncy castle, and students from the Cheviot Dance Academy are performing at the school hall. Cheviot Area School’s Kapa Haka group kick off the Spring Festival at 9.45 am, but the sports minded are invited to come to Cheviot the night before and catch the Cheviot Lions annual sports quiz at the Cheviot Trust Hotel. Also on Friday night is the opening of Crossroads Gallery’s Spring­inspired group exhibition. There’s a wide range of produce and local wares at the festival’s market, and and the towns numerous cafe ´ s are serving Spring specials.

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Town centres rebuild The future look of Kaiapoi’s and Rangiora’s town centres is starting to become clear, five years on from the first Canterbury earthquake. Reflecting on the eve of tomorrow’s 5th anniversary of the 7.1 magnitude earthquake which struck the Canterbury region on Friday, September 4, 2010, Waimakariri Mayor David Ayers says real progress is finally starting to become more visible in the district’s town centres. ‘‘A lot of town centre work was going to happen anyway, but we have had to accelerate that work to make our town centres more attractive for people to shop and there is still work to do. ‘‘It’s taken some time, but we are finally starting to get a very strong feel for what Kaiapoi and Rangiora are going to look like.’’ Mr Ayers says five years ago he could hardly have anticipated the challenges that were ahead for the district. ‘‘When we look back over five years, while some of the rebuild has been slow and some people are not entirely settled, a huge amount has happened and it has gone by quite quickly. ‘‘While we expected after shocks, the continuing after shocks and the February quake had a huge impact and knocked people’s confidence and it took a long time for people get their lives back together.’’ The earthquake recovery has played a huge part of the district’s long term plans in 2012 and again this year, with the red

zoning, the large influx of new residents moving out to the Waimakariri district and earthquake prone buildings. ‘‘From a council perspective, it has touched all parts of our organisation, from the community team to planning, consenting and our engineers. I can’t think of any part of our organisation which has been affected.’’ The subsequent red zoning decisions in 2011 and the earthquake prone building legislation, which had a major impact from March 2012, closing a number of commercial buildings in Rangiora in particular, caused a major rethink in the council’s recovery plans. ‘‘What was ahead of us wasn’t obvious until then (mid­2012). We haven’t had too many surprises since then. I don’t think too many people would have appreciated the complexity of the insurance issues, not only on our own lives, but on commercial and public buildings.’’ Major recovery milestones this year have included the opening of the new Ruataniwha Kaiapoi Civic Centre and Library, the new Ashley River bridge at Cones Road, Rangiora, and the redeveloped Rangiora and Oxford town halls. Outstanding issues remain with the future of the residential red zone and there is still rebuilding and infrastructure recovery work to do, including roads, sewer and drainage in Kaiapoi, the new Farmers building in Rangiora and new commercial developments.


The Nor’Wester is about a seasonal, local and wild approach to food, where our regularly changing menus feature a wide selection of freshly prepared dishes. Each product is carefully selected either from our own farm or from suppliers we know and trust. All meals are prepared on the premises by our team of chefs. Gate to Plate Our own farm-raised Wiltshire Lamb, Angus Rose Veal and Red Deer Venison from “Mountain Meadows”, Amberley, processed to our specifications by Harris Meats in Cheviot. “Gate to Plate” is incomplete without “Nose to Tail”, so come prepared for interesting and unusual dishes.

Chefs in top eight Tensions are increasing as the Masterchef NZ contestants dwindle, but Hurunui cooking gurus, Richard Harris and Leo Fernandez have made it to the top eight. On Sunday night Leo finally attained the best dish of the night, having come second the previous two weeks, while Richard pulled out all stops and came in with the second best dish of the night. On Monday night, Leo was rewarded by being able to choose one of three items ­ a smoke gun, a blow torch or a

Shellfish Everyone knows and loves New Zealand Greenlip Mussels but we also have one of the hidden secrets of the South Pacific – shellfish sustainably harvested off the East Coast of the South Island and Pegasus Bay by Cloudy Bay Clams. Diamond Shell, Frilly Venus, Storm Clams, and Tua Tua to name but a few.

Game Meats Utilising one of New Zealand’s unique resources – wild shot Venison, Tahr, Goat and Pork – dependent on the weather in the high country of the South Island.

cream cannister, out of view of the other contestants. Having chosen the blow torch ‘‘because I like playing with fire’’ he returned to the kitchen where the other contestants had items hidden under boxes. Going to another contestant’s station where the blow torch was hidden Leo sent them to his station which had the smoke gun. By the end of the challenges, Leo and Richard triumphed and went through to the top 10 of Masterchef NZ screening on TV3.

Enomatic Wine Machines Our new Enomatic Self-service Wine Machines allow the diner to choose from a taste, a half glass or a full glass from the 24 wines available by the glass to complement their choice from the menu. We offer a selection of local Waipara and New Zealand wines and a selection of international wines for comparison.

String Wizardry entertain String Wizardry will entertain at the Balcairn Hall on Sunday, September 6. The Arts on Tour NZ Trust is bringing harpist Helen Webby and guitar/ bouzouki player, Davy Stuart to Balcairn as part of the Mike Greer Homes Concert Series, The pair have worked together for more than a decade with Helen playing a 34 string harp made by her brother Kim

Webby, and sometimes while travelling, a 30­string carbon fibre harp made by Davy Stuart, who is well known as an instrument maker as well as a musician. He takes his six­string steel guitar and eight string guitar/bouzouki on tour. The $25 tickets to the 2pm show are available at Sally Mac’s Amberley, the Sefton Garage and Stan’s 7 Day Pharmacy in Rangiora.

Join us at Nor’Wester for

GATE TO PLATE GAME MEATS SHELLFISH & a selection of wines by the glass to complement your meal

Blue Butterfly campaign Three Hurunui medical centres, three Hurunui area schools and the Hurunui District’s Mayor’s office will receive Blue Butterfly cakes and lapel badges which will be delivered on World FAS Day. Students from Hurunui College, Amuri Area School and Cheviot School have been invited to enter a competition to design a Blue Butterfly Prevent FASD poster. The winner will receive a $100 prize donated by Rural Women New Zealand and the runner up will receive $50. The winning posters will also be used in future campaigns. The message from the Blue Butterfly campaign is to not drink alcohol during pregnancy and to support women to not drink during pregnancy.

Also a full range of delicious cabinet food available daily Phone (03) 314 9411 Main North Road, Amberley 7410 New Zealand www.norwestercafe.co.nz


As part of World Foetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) Day on Wednesday, September 9, a Blue Butterfly Prevent Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) campaign will be launched in Hurunui. The Blue Butterfly theme comes from a Brazilian folk tale, which says ‘‘when many butterflies flap their wings a storm is created ­ when many beautiful people work together, change will occur.’’ The date, Wednesday, September 9 has been chosen world­wide as it links to nine months of pregnancy for women. Funded by the Health Promotion Agency and the Canterbury Community Trust, the Blue Butterfly campaign is being organised by Alcohol Wise Hurunui and Healthwise Hurunui.


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Stringent rules Two one-act comedy plays wanted in plan

An hilarious full­length comedy show featuring two complementary one­act plays will hit the stage in Rangiora later this month. By ROBYN BRISTOW Snip and Bonking James Bond Landowners should take a careful look at submissions to the written by New Zealand playwright April Phillips, and Hurunui District Council’s proposed district plan. directed by Grant Edgar, will be Some made by the Department of Conservation (DOC), Forest and Bird and Jane Demeter call for a more stringent played by the Rangiora Players biodiversity rule framework for landowners and seek to for a six day season. restrict any indigenous vegetation clearance to a discretionary In Snip, tax consultant Frank has a sensitive problem. activity and clearance of significant biodiversity as a non­ complying activity. His wife Jenny wants him to Jane Demeter also calls for Significant Natural Areas to be have a vasectomy, and will see reintroduced in the proposed plan which was notified with no to it that his life won’t be worth living unless he gets the ‘snip’. SNAs identified and biodiversity covered with a general But Frank worries about vegetation clearance rule. DOC has also called for geopreservation sites that were not losing his virility. What would a listed in the plan to be inserted and requests that the plan real man do? What would The require resource consent for a range of activities in these areas, including earthworks and the planting of exotic vegetation. The Hurunui District Council, which did not include any 2011 Giant Trance SNAs in its proposed plan, found at its council meeting last week that its hands were tied in giving property owners a heads up about any potential impacts on their properties. This followed the receipt of 108 submissions to the proposed plan which are now being summarised. The summary will be publicly advertised on September 10 and further submissions called for. The council had a long debate about sending out a letter to specific property owners and other means of alerting people to submissions, but decided it could not because the plan was now in a legal process and it had to remain neutral. The Hurunui SNA group, which is vehemently opposed to property owners being shackled by SNAs and the accompanying rules, believes the council had no legal right in the first place not to list existing SNAs in the plan and that a $1,000 letter it sent out in August 2013 saying they could be deleted as ID 19039 an option, had given property owners a false sense of security. Spokesperson Fran Perriam says the council can only remove them from the plan by a plan change and this had not happened. Masport 2500 However, environmental services manager Judith Batchelor Chipper/Shredder says the council chose not to include them in the proposed plan which it was entitled to do. ‘‘This is the plan change,’’ she says. Mayor Winton Dalley warned councillors that the council now had to ‘‘step back’’. ‘‘We have developed a plan and we are right at the sharp end and have to be very careful not to be seen to be influencing people who have submitted or trying to influence others to submit,’’ he said. The council had tried hard not to repeat ‘‘perceived’’ mistakes from 10 years ago with its District Plan and had gone out of its way to allow plenty of time for people to become familiar with what was proposed. However, it had no control over submissions received. Cr Jim Harre ´ said the council had gone out of its way to hold $100 public meetings and let people know about the affects of the ID 19021 proposed plan. It now had a ‘‘moral’’ obligation, following submissions to ‘‘advise people to take a good look at what’s proposed’’. While only those who have submitted can make further Wedding Dress submissions, if ‘‘any person has an interest in the proposed plan that is greater than the interest that the general public has’’, which could include geopreservation sites or SNA submissions, they could submit. Once advertised on September 10, people have 17 working days to submit. All submissions are live on the council’s website, which by September 10 will also include the summary of submissions. In the meantime people wanting information can contact the council office and staff will help them negotiate their way around the website, the proposed plan and submissions.

Sol3 Mio show Sol3 Mio will celebrate the festive season in North Canterbury in December with a show at the Waipara Hills Winery in December. The inaugural Christmas In The Vines show with Sol3 Mio at Villa Maria last year saw over 7000 fans joined the opera sensations to celebrate all things festive. This year it was decided to celebrate at Waipara Hills as well as at Villa Maria. The Waipara Hills show is on Decmeber 19 for which tickets are now on sale at Ticketmaster. Sol3 Mio will perform everyone’s favourite seasonal songs, a selection of new material and a host of hits from their debut album. Both shows are set to be annual events. Anika Moa will join Sol3 Mio on tour. ‘‘We love Christmas, especially the music, and that we will get to enjoy it with our fans this year as we did in 2014,’’ says tenor Pene Pati.


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works in unexpected ways as Betty wonders if she needs a real man to make her happy after all, when her fantasy man seems so much better. Snip and Bonking James Bond are on at Rangiora Players’ Little Theatre, Northbrook Road, Rangiora. They will run Wednesdays to Saturdays, September 16­19 and 23­26 starting at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $23 online from rangioraplayers.org.nz, or over the counter from Stan’s 7 Day Pharmacy at 15 Ashley Street, Rangiora (03) 313 8280 or the Kaiapoi i­SITE visitor centre at 57 Charles Street, Kaiapoi (03) 327 3134.

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Fair time at Woodend Kaiapoi Museum Kaiapoi’s new museum will open at a low key ceremony at 9.30am on Saturday at the Ruataniwha Kaiapoi Civic Centre and Library. It will coincide with the fifth anniversary of the earthquake which destroyed its previous building. The museum will be open to the public during library opening hours, which are 10am to 2pm on Saturday, Sunday 1pm to 4pm, Monday to Wednesday and Friday 9am to 5pm and Thursday 9am to 7pm. Busker beat Rangiora Catch the foot­tapping, feel­good fun of the Busker Beat Rangiora Festival, in the Good Street walkway, every Saturday from September 5. A 7400 Upgrade promotion featuring popular buskers Lorenz Weston­Salzer, Claire Buckley, and Phil Minton. From 11am. A gold­coin event for the buskers. Don’t be late. Venue: Good Street walkway, Rangiora, from September 5. Southbrook School Fair The school fair will be held wet or fine at the school, 26 Marshall Street, Rangiora, on Sunday, October 18 10.30am to 2.30pm. A gold coin donation appreciated. Kaikoura Schoolyard art and Craft Market The market will be held from 9am to 4pm, on Saturday, October 3. Pre­booked stalls will sell new products, antiques and collectables. For information contact Cherie 021 026 37557 or email pta@kaikoura.school.nz before Monday, September 7. Nursery School fundraiser An obstacle and cross­country race is being run by the Rangiora High School Nursery School on September 20 for children aged two to eight­years­old to help raise funds for to raise to extend and provide resources in a large outdoor play area. Families will be able to enjoy a fun, healthy, community building event, complete with activities, entertainment and food. Racing starts at 10 am with two­year­old competitors. Families can register their children and pay the $10 entry ($15 after Sept 9) at www.rangioranurseryschool.co.nz . The focus is on fun, participation, motor skill development, confidence and fostering sportsmanship skills. The event is being run in conjunction with Tiddlers Multisport trust. Canterbury Aviation Brian Lockstone will talk about the pioneering beginnings and development of aviation in Canterbury, and its place in the international story of human flight on Thursday, September 10 in the Hurunui Library, Amberley from 6.15pm to 7.15pm. Brian edits the journals of the Aviation Historical Society of New Zealand. Entry $7 or 1 TimeBank Hurunui credit. Register at tbhlearningexchange@gmail.com or call 03 314 3406. Raising Milking Sheep & Goats Visit a small farm in Balcairn to meet milking sheep and goats on Thursday, September 17 and learn from owner Lyndal Barkle how to develop a dairy operation focused on cheese making. Cost: $10 or 2 TimeBank Hurunui time credits. Register at tbhlearningexchange@gmail.com or call 03 314 3406. Big Swap It’s spring so get ready for TimeBank Hurunui’s mega rummage stall on Saturday, September 26 1pm to 4pm at the Tin Shed, Amberley. Bring things to give away and take what you fancy, and enjoy afternoon tea. Only portable items in good condition, no electricals please. gold coin entry. For more information, call 03 314 7332 or email hurunui@community.timebanks.org.

‘‘Drag racing’’ and ‘‘rabbit hopping’’ are among the ‘‘weird and wonderful’’ attractions for this year’s Woodend School fair on Sunday, September 13. Woodend School Student, Staff and Parent Association chairwoman Jane Godfrey says ‘‘drag racing’’ is sure to be crowd pleaser, with six men, including two staff, two fathers and two community identities set to race in high heels, dresses and wigs. Along the way they will have their legs waxed and put on make­up. ‘‘It’s not for making money, it’s just for a good old laugh.’’ Fundraising this year includes the ‘‘what’s in the high heel’’ draw which will be made at 1pm, with 20 donated prizes up for grabs including a framed and signed 2015 All Black jersey and a new surfboard worth $1000. Tickets are nearly sold out, so get in quick.

‘‘It’s huge. It’s absolutely huge. We had a fantastic response for the prize draw from local businesses and the community,’’ Mrs Godfrey says. The fair will also have the usual attractions, including the sausage sizzle, with Hellers donating 960 sausages, while ASB bank is providing a community barbecue, gazebo and tent and two staff members over the busy lunch period. ‘‘Woodend School’s Got Talent’’ is sure to entertain, with 12 student finalists competing for prizes sponsored by Woodend Lions and ASB. Other attractions include bungy, bumper boats, inflatable slide, fire engine from the Woodend Fire Brigade, bouncy castle, Wreckem balls, pony rides, rabbit hopping, car wrecking, side chair bikes, Harley Davidson rides, truck rides and live music from the Woodend Country Music Club.

School buys beacon Pupils taking part in any outdoor education at Amuri Area School have back up at hand if things go wrong. The school has bought an emergency locator beacon which is also available to the community thanks to a suggestion by past principal, Neil Wilkinson who wanted to ensure it was used all the time. Amuri teacher Gavin Murdoch says the school has a simple agreement and that anyone from the community can book and borrow it when they are planning on going into an environment where they may need

it. With mountains, lakes, forests and the coastline so accessible to people living in the Hurunui area and many places out of cell phone range, the emergency locator beacon provides extra reassurance for those wanting to hunt, tramp or fish. Being able to be located saves time and money for police, Search And Rescue and other organisations involved when someone goes missing or has an accident and needs help. To book the locator beacon, ring Amuri Area School on 03 315 8233.

Lost and found property at station The following property has been reported as lost to the Rangiora Police. A hearing aid, a gold solitaire engagement ring, a black Mocka scooter with blue stickers, a brown leather wallet with bird on it and a black iPhone 4 in white leather case. This property has been found: A green BMX and a red skateboard.

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Recyclable trays in supermarket trial trays had been positive. The new trays were also a similar price to the polystyrene ones. The trial of new recyclable meat trays at Rangiora New World butchery manager Rangiora New World Supermarket could Jono Haywood, said it was great to see a help keep 250 million polystyrene trays out cost­effective alternative tray, that was also of New Zealand landfills. good for the environment, being trialled. It Rangiora New World is one of 19 had been a long time coming. This kind of Foodstuffs­owned supermarkets trialling thing had been talked about 15 years ago the new trays. when he was an apprentice. Kerry Tull, the Fresh Foods manager at Mike Sammons Foodstuffs sustainability Rangiora New World, said the supermarket manager said the company had been jumped at the opportunity to take part in working with packaging suppliers during the trial. the last two years to find a replacement for ‘‘We all want to do something to help the the polystyrene trays which could not be environment,’’ he said. Customers had also recycled or composted because once the been asking for recyclable meat trays for a meat juices were absorbed into the while. packaging it became contaminated. ‘‘It was a case of coming up with ‘‘The answer we have come up with something that could retain moisture offers customers the opportunity to simply without the use of a soaker pad.’’ rinse and recycle through clever design The supermarket had a minimise waste innovation,’’ he said. The bottom of the tray policy, and customer response to the new was designed to capture fluid and hold it By SHELLEY TOPP

there. The new trays are believed to be a world first and could offer its Auckland designer Alto Packaging a unique export opportunity. Extensive consumer research would be conducted around the four­week trial, Mr Sammons said. A decision on whether the new trays are adopted in New World and PAK’nSAVE supermarkets will depend on performance and customer feedback during the trial.

Tray trial... Jono Haywood, butchery manager at the Rangiora New World supermarket, with one of the new recyclable meat trays being trialled at the store.


Min Kim guest artist at Rangiora exhibition

Min Kim... working with Rangiora Art Society society members during a tutorial.


Min Kim, a well known Christchurch artist, is the guest artist at this year’s Rangiora Art Society Spring Exhibition. From early childhood, Min drew and painted with her father, artist Kevin Kim. This lead to her eventually studying at the Jung Ang Fine Art University in South Korea. Rangiora Art Society president Quilliam Collister says Min is a ‘‘complete’’ artist who works in oils, water colour and other media producing works with real warmth and exceptional depth. This year’s show will run from Friday, September 4 until Sunday, September 6 and will be open from 10am until 4pm. It is part of a great tradition for the society which has catered for artists in the community for more than 50 years, and has held its annual spring exhibition at the Rangiora Bowling Club rooms in Blackett

Street on many of those years. Rangiora locals have appreciated being able to buy original art works at the exhibition at great prices and Friday morning is often really busy with people looking for pieces that will enhance their homes. More than 350 works will be on show at the exhibition in three categories: main section (for framed and mounted works), small paintings (less than A4 in size) and a workshop section (for works created in conjunction with tutors or to our special topics). Mr Collister says the society has more than 80 active members and caters for artists from enthusiastic beginners to those with established reputations. It organises tutors three times a year as well as providing members with support and the chance to paint together.





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Conversions keep farmer busy that the stream can filter into. To minimise the use of water, Emlyn A former sheep and beef fattening unit in and Hilary installed a state of the art Balmoral is the latest conversion for a effluent system that allows their flood couple who have been involved with wash water in the yards to be recycled dairying in Amuri for twenty years. over and over. Using a slope screen Emlyn and Hilary Francis began separator, nearly all the solids are dairying in 1995, when Hilary’s parents removed by the time the effluent gets back to the largest holding pond which converted their farm from sheep and beef. In 1999, Emlyn and Hilary can hold 4,000,000 litres. sharemilked the 200 hectare Kenmare The dry waste resembles fine chaff and Dairy and in 2002 a neighbouring can be put back out on paddocks that are property was bought. used for growing crops. Emlyn and Hilary then became Another water saving feature is that shareholders in the company that owned the effluent can be put on the paddocks both farms, which were run as one unit. only when needed so soils don’t become In 2006, another farm was bought and saturated. Effluent is sprayed out through a secondary line on the centre by 2009 Kenmare Dairy was run as one 630ha block. pivot. With the farm running efficiently, a With a resource consent to milk 700 good manager and staff in place, Emlyn cows, it was decided to only milk 650, looked for his next challenge. another way of looking after the land. For many years he had coveted a block The shed, a 54 bail rotary has been of land that sits under the Cascade Hills, built so that it can ultimately become a west of Balmoral. When the land came up Expansion . . . Emlyn Francis is working on one person shed. A concrete underpass, for sale, he was determined to buy it and another dairy conversion. Protrack, automatic cup removers and auto teat sprayers all make it easy for the set up a dairy farm that was as environmentally friendly as possible. that was being sold up and also chose shed to be run by one person. The 210 hectare farm was sold to him smaller animals from the Kenmare Diary With a low payout this season, some of and so began a set of challenges that had herd. the development of planting more to be addressed so the farm could meet A huge concrete feed pad was laid so natives and creating the wetland may his vision. that silage and baleage could be fed off have to be put on hold. The soils on the farm are the paddocks to minimise damage to the Emlyn and Hilary have employed a predominantly heavy, while this might be soils. contract milker to run the farm and have a barrier, it helped get a resource With waterways running through the every confidence in his ability to do a property and a stream, the decision was good job as he has worked for them for 10 consent as there is less likelihood of leaching. made to fence off all these areas and start years, some of those as manager at To look after the soils, Emlyn and planting natives. Kenmare Dairy. Hilary decided to only have smaller Kiwi ‘‘My aim is to have the water coming Now that most of the challenges of Cross type cows on the farm, which from the top of the farm cleaner when it creating an environmentally friendly wouldn’t put too much pressure on the reaches the bottom,’’ says Emlyn. Future dairy conversion have been achieved, the ground. They bought cows from a herd development includes a wetland area couple can look for their next project.


Technology provides on-farm benefits Technology is becoming more common as New Zealand dairy farms become larger and more complex. In a paper presented at the South Island Dairy Event held at Lincoln University in June, DairyNZ’s Callum Eastwood, Brian Dela Rue and Mark Neal discussed the growing complexity of technology being utilised to meet on­farm needs. ‘‘Technology has become a feature of our society, with internet connectivity and data capture / storage available through tools such as smartphones, tablets and apps. ‘‘In the past decade there has been a marked increase in technologies that help capture and manage data for milking,

animal performance, grazing management and people management. ‘‘Dairy farm businesses are increasing in complexity, with larger farm sizes, more diverse systems and increasing compliance requirements. This complexity often requires greater thought around daily task allocation to staff and staff with greater skills are needed for good decision making.’’ However, the paper reports that recruiting skilled workers is a challenge, ‘‘with 40 per cent of farmers reporting difficulty recruiting at any skill level’’ and many farm workers move on after less than two years. Technology has real benefits for on­ farm performance through ‘‘automation

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and Balcairn districts, but even on the heavier land near Rangiora and hawarden the oats are far below normal standard.’’ Flooding also caused chaos at times, as headlines suggest. ‘‘NIWA Historic Weather Event’’ (NIWA). ‘‘February 1936, one in 100 year flood. 120mm in 24 hours.’’ ‘‘Heavy rain and flooding affected Canterbury with North Canterbury bearing the brunt of the weather. All main roads closed due to flooding, slips and wash outs.’’ ‘‘Stock losses high as farmers didn’t have a chance to move animals.’’ ‘‘Cheviot, Omihi and Kaikoura Dairy factories flooded out.’’ Land use was another topic that brought about debate for increasing dairying. The Press in 1935: ‘‘It was quite evident that it was a huge mistake to force hills out of cocksfoot seed to make room for dairy cows.’’ Land was also bought by the Land Purchase Board for returned soldiers after World War 1. Much of the land had been used for dairy farms. ‘‘ Land for Soldiers’’ Southland Times. October 1919. ‘‘The Land Purchase Board bought from Mr Leicester Matson a farm of 1520 acres adjoining Hawarden railway station for soldiers’ property. Partly dairy land and partly sheep and cropping. The board will take possession next March.’’ The Addington saleyards was a popular place to buy dairy cows and in late 1919, second and third calvers were fetching eight to sixteen pounds, while calved cows were selling for 10 pounds. Heifers went for between five pounds and 12 pounds. The National Dairy Show was one of the main dairy fixtures of the year and it was a chance for breeders, dairy companies and machinery and equipment producers to showcase their wares. In 1907, the Omihi Dairy Factory was highlighted with its number of entries in the Factory Produce class.

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While the dairy industry seems to have taken over a large proportion of North Canterbury farmland, historically, dairy farms have featured in the economics of the district since settlers first brought cows to New Zealand. While the herds may have been a lot smaller and many farms also kept house cows, the challenges of today’s dairy farmers were not dissimilar to those of yesteryear. Climate, prices and the change of land use all featured in various publications which described what the dairy farmers of the past were coping with. Here are a few snippets taken from a variety of newspapers that reflect the same headaches dairy farmers contend with today. Animal welfare was an issue as far back as 1894 and while forests were decimated to make way for agriculture, a bit of advice was published in The Wairarapa Times, in the Farm and Garden section. ‘‘Dairy cows and horses of all ages while at pasture in summer need some sort of shade to where they can retreat for refuge against sorbing rays of the midday sun. It is better to leave trees where they are standing even at the cost of a little less luxurious growth of grass than to cut them down.’’ Drought and its effects also featured as shown by headlines in various publications. ‘‘Herd Testing North Canterbury ­ February averages’’ was a headline in The Press in March 1935. Another was ‘‘Rangiora, 404 cows tested for an average of 27.17 lb fat per cow’’. ‘‘In the December flush 70 pounds of cream was lifted each milking. By the middle of February this had fallen to 30 pounds and by March, 27 pounds’’. ‘‘The decrease in dairy production is the effect of the dry weather’’. A 1928 letter by H.A.M and published in The Press reads: ‘‘There is general belief the rains of the last four or five weeks would restore all crops to normality. This belief will fall short of being realised. The oats harvest over a large area of North Canterbury will be disappointing, indeed one of the poorest in some years. It was generally recognised that some of the earlier oats crops would be too far advanced to redoubtably receive some benefit, but a tour the writer took as far as Hawarden gives the impression that the value of the rain to the bulk of the oats was practically nil. In over 100 miles of country, not one outstanding crop was to be seen. Quite a number will be too short to cut and both sheep and dairy cows have just been turned out into them. This condition of affairs is more noticeable in the Ashley, Sefton, Amberley

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The New Zealand dairy industry has been in the spotlight with the low payouts this season poised to hit dairy farmers hard in the pocket with effects all the way down the consumer chain. In 1934 it was no different as this edited letter to the editor of The Press highlights. Sir­ Last week I read Dr Marsden’s advice about planning to resurrect the dairy industry. I also read your leading article in support of it and for sheer helplessness I think they would take a whole lot of beating. One would think that the whole dairy business had been grossly mismanaged from top to bottom, but though much has been said and written to this effect, very little of it has been proved so far. It should be remembered that only a few years ago visitors were coming from Australia, America and other countries to study our dairy practice and organisation. The dairy Board has come in for some hard knocks, but the worst that can be said against it is that it is a dis­united body, which is not surprising when it is considered how the whole industry has been paralysed by very low prices and the poor prospects ahead.

These continued low prices have used up nearly all the resources of dairy farmers and their organisations. This is one reason why the Dairy produce board has asked the Government to take over its affairs. Quotas are far too big a problem for one industry to handle and even our own Government would be very unwise to tackle it alone. It would be better if it keeps in line with Australia and only accepts quotas as a last resort. Had New Zealand exchange rates been kept in line with Australia we would probably be as prosperous as Australia is today. In addition, when the New Zealand rate was eventually raised, prices were so low the benefit was lost. I do not wish to make out that everything is right with dairying except the prices, but the Royal commission must in the main support the present management. Dr Marsden stresses the need for plenty of clean cold water and this is the foundation of all clean healthy dairy production but like good advice, not too much should be thrown on the industry itself. With butter fat at half its bed rock price, something more substantial and encouraging is needed. Yours etc T.A.S.

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Sustainable opportunities Demonstrating sustainability can either be seen as a cost or an opportunity. This was one of the key messages that came out of an environment forum hosted by Beef and Lamb New Zealand’s northern South Island Farmer Council in Christchurch last month. Speaking at the forum, Canterbury environmental consultant Charlotte Glass says if people think they are going to get through environmental regulatory requirements by simply ticking the boxes then it will always be a cost to their business. ‘‘If you think it’s a cost it will be a cost. But if you think there will be an opportunity you will find one.’’ Her words were echoed by Otago University Emeritus Professor Henrik Moller, who asked attendees whether they viewed sustainability as a bureaucratic burden or a chance to learn. He admitted that trying to define sustainability was like trying to nail jelly to a wall, but he did summarise the concept by saying it was acting in a way that doesn’t diminish the well­being and options for future generations. ‘‘It’s also about securing a social

licence to farm.’’ Like Ms Glass, Prof Moller says sustainability needs to generate benefits, including economic benefits. ‘‘Economic profit is fundamental to sustainability.’’ He says farmers also need to enjoy the benefits of being sustainable. ‘‘If the land is healthy then the people will be healthy and if the people are healthy then the land will be healthy.’’ He urged scientists and policy makers to find space for local knowledge when setting environmental regulations. ‘‘Having growers in the driver’s seat is safer and far more likely to bring about change if needed.’’ Former Federated Farmers president Bruce Wills described how trees are a vital part of his farm management programme after his 800ha family sheep and beef farm near Napier was badly eroded during Cyclone Bola in 1987. Kanuka has been allowed to regenerate and Bruce manages the trees to protect the soil while allowing pasture to grow under them. Poplars and willow have also been planted to protect soils and to provide fodder for livestock in times of feed deficits.

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Feeding cows priority Support available for farmers ‘‘Feeding is milking’’ say North Canterbury dairy farmers, as they contemplate a challenging season. Federated Farmers North Canterbury sharemilkers spokesman Theo Sneek, of Oxford, says even in tight times, cows need to be fed well to produce milk. ‘‘If you feed cows under what they need, then you will pay for it because you won’t get the production.’’ Culverden sharemilker James Bourke, who is DairyNZ’s tactics for tight times dairy farmer for the Hurunui district, agrees. ‘‘The trick is, while you’re trying to cut your costs, you don’t want to jeopardise the next three or four seasons. It’s a balancing act to make sure your cows are well fed to ensure they can produce milk. ‘‘That’s the problem with the timing of Fonterra’s announcement. Aside from culling your late calving cows, you can’t make any major changes until Christmas time. The rest of your system is pretty much in place.’’ Mr Sneek says the new milking season has got off to a good start with the cows in good condition and he has ‘‘a good team of people’’ working for him. He says the farm had some growth in July which helped with winter milking and ‘‘we haven’t had the snow to damage the crops’’. ‘‘So far, so good and the milk is good. There has been no quality issues. It’s

just the low payout which is holding us back and you can’t do much about that. ‘‘I believe it will come right. It has improved a little on the latest dairy auction. But you never know. The market will decide what happens.’’ Mr Bourke says the weather has been ‘‘a mixed bag’’ so far this season. ‘‘It has been dry, but quite cold. The utilisation is quite good, but the growth is a bit slow. The overnight temperature (last Thursday) was low ­ we had a ­2 degree frost this morning, which doesn’t help. ‘‘But the cows seem to do better when it’s cold and dry in the spring, rather than when it’s cold and wet, because they’re not out in the mud.’’ Mr Bourke recommends using DairyNZ’s spring rotation planner to help monitor grass growth and to keep on top of it. A high yielding fodder beet has given him a huge boost in allowing him to extend his pasture rounds. ‘‘We budgeted to finish the fodder beet in mid­August, but the cows are still on it and there’s enough there keep us going until mid to late September.’’ Mr Bourke says relationships are crucial to get through tight times. ‘‘We’ve got a good relationship with the farm owner, so we can negotiate and stagger some of our payments which is really good. ‘‘It’s times like these that the good relationships that people have been building up really come to the fore. It makes managing things a wee bit easier.’’

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National Poetry day ends on high note By SHELLEY TOPP National Poetry Day ended on a high note in Rangiora last Friday night when three bards came together in the Rangiora Library’s Chamber Gallery. At the event called Three Local Poets, Rangi Faith, from Rangiora, Doc Drumheller, from Oxford, and Edward Sakowski, from Kaiapoi, were invited to read their work by host Mark O’Connell, Waimakariri People and Places co­ ordinator. Rangi Faith took the podium first. His poems reflect a deep love of the outdoors, concern for the environment, his Maori heritage and a gentle sense of humour. ‘‘This kotuku’s beak was hammered flat ­ ended up with a small burnt pancake on a stalk ­ a scoop for sweeping up his lunch,’’ from Rangi’s most recent book, Spoonbill 101. ‘‘I liken the idea of writing (poetry, or short stories, or novels) to painting or drawing. The artist has a brush, the writer has a pen,’’ Rangi says. Doc Drumheller says his work is based on personal experiences and observations. ‘‘I enjoy writing haiku, poetry, songs, plays, fiction, and performing my work to an audience,’’ he says. Haiku is a Japanese­originated style of short poem, inspired by nature, beauty or a poignant experience. ‘‘Street cats meow, under the cafe ´ table, talking politics,’’ from Empire of Strays, a haiku sequence in his most recent book, Beyond the Borderlands, which was written during his travels through Bulgaria, Romania, Greece and Turkey. ‘‘My mission as a writer is to expand

Three Local Poets... Host Mark O’Connell introduces Rangi Faith, left, Edward Sakowski, centre, and Doc Drumheller to the audience on PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP National Poetry day in the Chamber Gallery at the Rangiora Library last Friday evening. awareness, whether that is social, cultural, political, environmental, or personal awareness,’’ he says. Polish born Edward Sakowski is not a full­time poet. ‘‘It is not possible. I am a poet from time to time, when I have words to describe beauty of landscape, whisper of emotions, or sorrow of soul.’’ His most recent work War.Com, a powerful, harrowing, anti­war message

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Kaiapoi Club shooters win Swimmers break records Kaiapoi shooters had success during a recent trip to the West Coast. Members of the Kaiapoi Club shooting section made the annual pilgrimage to Kokatahi, situated inland from Hokitika on the West Coast, during July 25­26, returning with some trophies. The club competed in an annual competition shoot held between the Kokatahi, Barrytown, Greymouth and Oxford clubs, which is held every year at the Kokatahi Gun Club. In all, 15 members went over, some with their wives and partners, on the Saturday to compete in a 3x10 target night shoot held under lights. ‘‘It was raining, but that’s not unusual for the West Coast. Part way through the night shoot the lights went out, so they had to get the power board in to fix them,’’ club member Brian Smart says. This was completed and the shoot continued. Michael Elliott was the overall winner with ‘‘three possibles’’ in the shoot, with Rob Brown winning the C­grade trophy. On Sunday the day started out with ‘‘typical, very heavy liquid sunshine’’ and a round of skeet for all with a few good results. This was followed with the teams match, a 20 target shoot. The team of Dave Currie, Grant Fowler, Irving Harrison, Rob Brown and Brent

Seventy­two personal best times and 25 North Canterbury Club records were broke when 13 members of the North Canterbury Swim Club competed in the New Zealand Short Course Championships at the new Sir Owen G Glenn National Aquatic Centre in Auckland. The swimmers competed for their age group placings in the morning and at night competed for open medals and then combined age group finals for team points. Jordan Rahurahu, George Eglesfield and Natasha Lloyd all made open finals. Natasha Lloyd, home on her University Winning club . . . Members of the Kaiapoi break from training in the United States Club shooting section had a successful trip to at Auburn University, was thrilled to PHOTOS: SUPPLIED break the New Zealand open record the West Coast recently. which has stood for eight years. It was held by Annabel Carey another Tallentire won the coveted trophy by one target. It is just the third time in 60 years Canterbury swimmer who represented the Kaiapoi Club has won the trophy. New Zealand at the Olympics. The meet was also a selection event for ‘‘The trophy stays at the Kokatahi Gun Club, as this is where the competition is a New Zealand age group team travelling held every year and saves the trophy being to Australia in September to compete with Ollie Rayner and Jordan Rahurahu lost,’’ Mr Smart says. The Kaiapoi Club shooting section welcomes new members, with all assistance provided. For more information contact Kaiapoi Club office for shooting section president’s or vice­president’s contact details.

selected. Brigitte Mahan, Wai­Swim head coach, said the new pool was fast and the competition very strong with a contingent of age group athletes from Australia also competing.

Individual results: George Adam: 15year male Para: bronze, 50m, 100m and 200m freestyle. Natasha Lloyd: Open female: gold 100m breaststroke, 50m breaststroke. Jordan Rahurahu: 17­18 YR male: silver 200m butterfly, bronze 400IM. Ollie Rayner: 15 YR male: silver 100m butterfly; bronze 50m and 200m butterfly. Ollie was also part of the Canterbury A relay team that won gold in the 4 x 100 Fr and 4 x 200 Fr relay and silver in the 4 x 100 Medley relay where he swum the fly leg. George Eglesfield: Bronze 200 Fly. North Canterbury Swim Club Records broken: Natasha Lloyd: female 19&over: 50m, 100m and 200m breaststroke and 200m individual medley. Angus Kelliher: male 13 Year: 200m backstroke Oliver Rayner: 15year male, 50m, 100m and 200m butterfly and 200m freestyle, 100m backstroke. Campbell Kershaw: 17year male, broke the 50m, 100m and 200m freestyle. Jordan Rahurahu: 17 year male, 400m freestyle, 100m butterfly, 200m and 400m individual medley. Micheal Pitt: 18 year male, 400m individual medley. George Eglesfield, 19&over male: 50m and 400m freestyle, 50m backstroke, 50m, 100m and 200m butterfly. Reagan Pitt: 19 and over male, 50m breaststroke.

Rangers season in review How does a small country club measure success? Is it by matches or the titles its won? Maybe you can measure its success that way if you are playing other small country clubs, but when you play big city­ based clubs with four teams for every one of yours, that comparison is hard to make. This is where Hurunui Rangers have been this year, with all teams from our 10­year­olds upwards playing in competitions encompassing Christchurch, Selwyn, Mid and North Canterbury. Among those teams they had a very competitive Matt Blair Motors Men’s Division 2 team, who while they didn’t win their competition, were extremely competitive and finished a very creditable third in their first season in this grade. For the first time the club has fielded three senior men’s teams, with the Matt Blair Motors Presidents keeping some great young people in the club and playing football, and the Masters doing the same for some great old(er) people. They have had a very competitive 15th Grade team which fielded six girls in a competition featuring only six girls. There was a 13th grade team who after years of struggling have put together a great string of results in 2015. Players from both the 12th and 13th grades made Canterbury and

North Canterbury rep sides, and two 11th grade teams have played some great football through the season. Results are not formally published for the junior teams in the North Canterbury league. But two Hurunui teams ­ Cath Petrie’s 10th Grade All Stars and John Donnelly’s 8th Grade Lightning ­ had the best records in their sections. There were eight teams competing in the North Canterbury League, the most the club has ever fielded as well as up to fourteen three to five­year­olds in the First Kicks programme. The best measure of the success of the season was shown by the final game of the season at the Amberley Domain. Two Hurunui Rangers teams, the 6th Grade Heroes and the 7th Grade Lions happily swapped players to fill holes in the smaller team, went out and played a great game with happy supportive parents cheering on both teams. The win was the club spirit shown by all involved and proof of the win was the smiles on the kids’ faces as they sat down for a picnic together after the game. A successful season is not just about scores, it’s also about community, and this was a successful season for the Hurunui Rangers Football Club.

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Cricket’s Rangiora hockey celebrates season big bash some of their older siblings, and some parents took to the turf for some friendly games.


Budding cricketers are being sought by the Hurunui Cricket Club and to get people in the swing a Spring Pre­season Big Bash starts Thursdays after school from September 10, 3.30 and 5pm. Anyone interested in trying out for section one and two teams ­ years 5 to 8), is invited to join in for some funfilled games of modified cricket. All new players are welcome and games will be held rain or shine with the school gymnasium being used on rainy days. A new Superstar Academy six­week programme, formerly Milo Cricket, is starting in September also. Canterbury Country Cricket is promoting this through schools and it will be run by the Hurunui Cricket Club. It costs $60 and includes a bat, ball, drink bottle and a bag. For information on both the Big Bash and Superstar Academy phone Scott Anderson 021413744.


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The Showgrounds function centre in Rangiora hosted the Rangiora Hockey Club’s annual dinner and senior prize giving last Saturday evening. With a new multi­sport artificial turf opened at Dudley Park, in Rangiora, during July, and construction of a full­size artificial turf confirmed for the town last month, there was an air of optimism and excitement at the function. ‘‘All the players and supporters are looking forward to the new full turf and are keen to play summer hockey on the mini turf courtesy of the North Canterbury Sports and Recreation Trust who are organising some tournaments through the primary schools,’’ said the Rangiora Hockey Club secretary, Cat Hannah. Tony Kean, who is marketing manager for the North Canterbury Sport and Recreation Trust, was given a big vote of thanks from club members on the night when he received the Rangiora Hockey Club President’s Award for the Most Valuable Club Person. Mr Kean created a valuable historic record for the club, and the district, by making a time­lapse video of the multi­turf construction which can be seen on You Tube, or the club’s Facebook page. Waimakariri Mayor David Ayers, and councillor Robbie Brine were guest speakers on the night. Mr Brine, who is the Waimakariri District Council’s greenspace portfolio holder, gave the audience an update on the new fullsize artificial hockey turf planned for Coldstream Road ‘‘subject to tenders coming in on budget’’. He said the new facility would be ‘‘great for sport and our district’’.

Rangiora Hockey Club Trophy Winners 2015:

Mini Sticks Girls (Gold) Most Valuable Player: Ella Sharpe. Most Improved Player: Olivia Win Mini sticks Girls (Green) Most Valuable Player: Mia Montgomery. Most Improved Player: Odette Lieshout Mini Sticks Boys Most Valuable Player: Thomas van der Heiden. Most Improved Player: TJ Mattheou Kiwi Sticks Girls (Gold) Most Valuable Player: Kiera Sewell. Most Improved Player: Kaia McKenzie. Kiwi Sticks Girls (Green) Most Valuable Player: Janayha Johnstone. Most Improved Player: Payton Moore. Kiwi Sticks Girls (White) Most Valuable Player: Anna Nalder. Most Improved Player: Jessica Riddell. Kiwi Sticks Boys Most Valuable Player: Kerryn Calder. Most Improved Player: Brodie Simpson. Kwik Sticks 6­a­side Girls Most Valuable Player: Katelin Nelson. Most Improved Player: Cassandra Riddel. Kwik Sticks 6­a­side Boys Most Valuable Player: Gene Gooch. Most Improved Player: Reuben Foord. Kwik Sticks 11­a­side Girls (Gold) Most Valuable Player: Willa Carpinter. Most Improved Player: (Joint award) Hollie Robertson & Holly Warming­Smith.

Season ending fun . . . A friendly game between kids and parents on the Dudley Park multi­sport turf, in Rangiora, before the Rangiora Hockey Club’s junior prize giving PHOTO: SUPPLIED last Sunday. One of the portacoms now used as shops in High Street would eventually be moved to the site to support the new facility. Mr Ayers spoke briefly about his time as a hockey player and coach. The junior prize giving was held at the new mini multi­turf at Dudley Park last Sunday afternoon. This was also the official club launch of the new facility and was attended by nearly 100 junior players plus their coaches, managers and families. Before the presentations the children,

Kwik Sticks 11­a­side Girls (Green) Most Valuable Player: Henrietta Clapham. Most Improved Player: Shontay Simpson. Kwik Sticks 11­a­side Boys Most Valuable Player: Justin Meyers. Most Improved Player: Romah Chorley. Youth Grade (U18) Girls (Gold) Most Valuable Player: Rose Hurley. Most Improved Player: Shayla Thomas. Youth Grade (U18) Girls (Green) Most Valuable Player: Chelsea Shekleton. Most Improved Player: Danica Bridger. Youth Grade (U18) Boys Most Valuable Player: Matthew Greenwood. Most Improved Player: Karl Meyers. Mens Masters: Most Valuable Player: Kevin Orchard. Division 3 Men Most Valuable Player: Tony Kean. Most Improved Player: Fergus Schroder. Division 2 Men Most Valuable Player: Stuart Hannah. Most Improved Player: Tim Smit. Division 2 Women Most Valuable Player: Krystalena Roberts. Most Improved Player: Rosalie Calder. Division 1 Women Most Valuable Player: Catherine Milne. Most Improved Player: Carragh Kennedy. Rangiora Hockey Club President’s Award for the Most Valuable Club Person: Tony Kean.





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accommodate a large family. Expansive open plan kitchen/dining/family room and separate media

sheltered patio. Sited on a secure and private 8715m² section complete with pony paddock, 180m²

and formal living room, all great for entertaining. Sited on 4ha with excellent landscaped and sheltered

shed and 3 bay barn - in a nutshell there is something for everyone! Located in the popular and

outdoor areas, triple car garage, American style barn and 7.5x8m shed/garage. Viewing will impress!

very sought after Fernside township.

Gemma & Sue Roberts

Gemma & Sue Roberts

Licensed Sales Consultants

Licensed Sales Consultants

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





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





Two Dwelling Lifestyle on 10 Acres

Harcourts ID: RG7313

I did love you...

Harcourts ID: HPG6287

311 Lehmans Road, Fernside – Motivators vendors are seeking a sold sign! Unique double dwelling

30 Tutaipatu Ave (Lot 321), Pegasus – This asset must be sold! It is a corner 671m2 sunny site and one

lifestyle property on 4ha offering multiple living options with four bedroom two storey home and

which is offering a mid-range size and a dual aspect for you to set your house for its best advantage.

brand new two bedroom cottage. Equestrian facilities and well fenced. Enjoy space and privacy

This part of the Avenue has surrounding established houses which wait for your final plans to join them.

in a relaxed country lifestyle setting, only minutes from Rangiora, local veterinarian and schools.

Close to Pegasus amenities & lifestyle - seeing is to believe. Assume nothing, all offers considered...

Phone Linda to view.

Ownership is only a phone call away!

Linda Warren-Davey

Amanda Smith

Licensed Sales Consultant

Deadline Sale: 4pm Friday 4th September 2015 (unless sold prior)

Licensed Sales Consultant

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





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


Entry-level in Leithfield Beach

Harcourts ID: BF24745

5 Kowai Street, Leithfield – Our out-of-town owner can no longer afford to keep this adorable

Relocating Owners Must Sell

Harcourts ID: BF24869

46 Sovereign Boulevard, Kaiapoi – Work commitments dictate that this property must be sold! This

beach-house, which sees them requiring this property sold yesterday! The perfect opportunity for

home has it all - large open-plan living and kitchen areas which extend to the outside entertaining

first-home buyers or country beach-lovers, with a beautifully private and sunny section and only

patio. A second separate living-area with gas fire. Four large double bedrooms with master

minutes away from Leithfield Beach. Leithfield Beach is only 5km from Amberley and 42km from

en-suite, walk-in-robe, vanity nook and outside access. The owners require urgent confirmation in

Christchurch. A quaint beach-town with a strong-knit community and idyllic country lifestyle.

order to proceed with their new location. Located in the highly desirable Sovereign Palms.

Mitchell Roberts & Mana Tai

Mitchell Roberts & Mana Tai

Deadline Sale: Tuesday 8 September 4.00 p.m. (unless sold prior) th

Licensed Sales Consultants

P. 03 323 6045 M. 027 413 0797 or 027 626 2824 E. mitchandmana@harcourts.co.nz

Contributor to www.realestate.co.nz

Licensed Sales Consultants




P. 03 323 6045 M. 027 413 0797 or 027 626 2824 E. mitchandmana@harcourts.co.nz





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For Sale

New Listing | Shearwater Drive, Kaikoura 1,000m


Outstanding Sea And Mountain Views. Set on the lower slopes of Seaview Estate, finds this steep/sloping section of 1,000m2. Sheltered from the winds, build your dream home to the ever changing views. All services to the boundary. No covenants apply. Located a short walk to services, town centre, hospital and schools. Seaview Estate is elevated and north facing, with established native plantings and walkways, with a purpose built playground and tennis court. | Property ID BL1160

1,108m - 1,289m


Auction. The accountant has advised all sections must be sold now. The vendor’s instructions are that bidding will begin at $99,000 and be sold to the highest bidder for number 69, 77, 79, 81, 83 Willowside Place. These sections range in size from 1,108m2 to 1,289m2. Build your dream home and enjoy the relaxed lifestyle that is on offer in Amberley. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity. Auction to be held at the Amberley Rugby Club Rooms, Douglas Road. | Property ID AM1010

James Murray 027 436 8103

Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

New Listing | 34 Willowside Place, Amberley




By appointment


Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600


Amberley | Willowside Place 2


Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425

2pm, Saturday 12 September 2015

At 75 Willowside Place Sunday 1.00 to 2.00pm

Contact Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718



Near New Family Home. Near new attractive family home on a large fully fenced section. Family-size kitchen with dishwasher, pantry, ample work surfaces and plumbing in place for your ice-maker fridge; open-plan dining and family room with ranch slider to paved courtyard and barbeque area; separate lounge/TV room, four good sized bedrooms - master with en suite and walk-in wardrobe. The large section will appeal to those that enjoy gardening or a secure play area for the kids. Amberley town centre and the local primary school are all within walking distance. | Property ID AM1026

Open Home

Amberley | 75 Willowside Place



Agent On Site


Barry Keys 027 434 7689


Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119



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. Northfacing deck to relax and enjoy the afternoon sun and picturesque views of the Teviotdale Hills and Mt Grey. | Property ID AM1009

Emily Newell 027 472 0409

Sunday 2.15 to 3.00pm

Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600

Open Home

Sunday 1.00 to 2.00pm


Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

Allan Gifford 027 226 2379

Chris Abbott 027 435 2872

0800 200 600 | farmlandsrealestate.co.nz

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For Sale


Amberley | Courage Road 1,000m - 2,023m

By negotiation

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





Fernside | 325 Mairaki Road 4 Hectares Huge Family Home On 4 Hectares. Use your imagination as to what this amazing 947m2 home could be used for. The possibilities are endless - run your business from home, small conferences or a B&B. Formal lounge, formal dining room, TV room, library, four bathrooms and storage galore. Three car, internal access garaging. Beautiful views of the mountains, the flow of city lights and the rural vista. | Property ID RA1632

By appointment


Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425 Malcolm McNaughton 027 297 4297


Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425




By negotiation



222 High Street 4 Hectares

Open Home Sunday 1.00 to 1.45pm. On four hectares, three bedroom home, master with en suite and walk-in wardrobe, spacious open-plan living area which flows out to patio entertainment area and double internal access garage. Double glazed with triple glazing on some windows. Combined with features such as extra ceiling insulation, DVS, a wood burner and underfloor heating in the tiled areas, it would be toasty and warm even on the coldest winter days. | Property ID RA1642

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718 Emily Newell 027 472 0409 Your New Home. The house has been tastefully designed with large spaces and easy access outdoors. The kitchen area is full of light and functionality, while the bedroom and living areas are decorated in calm colours. Double garage with sleepout, 500m2 shed, cattle yards and 4-bay implement shed. Separated into five paddocks plus an orchard that produces juicy apples, pears, walnuts and hazlenuts. providing the owner with a beautiful lifestyle for generations to come | Property ID RA1634



Price Reduced



By negotiation



James Murray 027 436 8103

Allan Gifford 027 226 2379

1980 Northbank Road 404.8 Hectares

Retallick Way 429m2

Price Reduced. • Vendor on transfer and local land holdings being liquidated • Sunny, private section situated in stage two of Oakfield’s Amberley subdivision • Walking distance to all amenities, covenants in place to protect your investment • Agent has been instructed to present all offers | Property ID RA1551

Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425

By appointment


Emily Newell 027 472 0409 Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119


Open Home

753 Depot Road Oxford

James Murray 027 436 8103

$1,352,000 including GST (if any)

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

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

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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KAIAPOI 1B/548 Williams Street

Thursday September 3 2015

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SELLING REAL ESTATE IN NORTH CANTERBURY FOR OVER 20 YEARS Call me for a FREE no obligation appraisal of your home

TINA PARKIN M: 027 2244 133 E: tina.parkin@waimakrealestate.co.nz


Ideal for those that either go away a lot and worry about the security of their home, or those that simply enjoy living in a gated community. THE LAKES in on the Northern end of Kaiapoi. This 8 year old, quality built executive home with double glazing, offers separate living with heat pump, flowing through to dining/living/ with gas log burner. Kitchen with gas oven and stove. All areas open out to different secluded cosy decks to sit and enjoy that Sunday brunch. The master bedroom with large tiled bathroom is downstairs with the other 3x double bedrooms and 2nd bathroom upstairs. There is downstairs guest wc. Reticulated gas hot water. Minutes from shops, cafes and golf course. Enjoy strolling around the lake and take in the birdlife.

OPEN HOME: Sun 12.00—12.45pm Web ID: WRE11547

Tina Parkin 027 2244 133

KAIAPOI “Riverlands Holiday Park” 45 Doubledays Road OPEN HOME




Have you ever thought that there is more to life than what you’re currently doing but finances have stopped you because all your money is tied up in your biggest asset, YOUR HOUSE? Well here’s the answer. Sell up, and go and enjoy the holiday atmosphere all year in Riverlands Holiday Park situated on the outskirts of Kaiapoi amongst other like minded permanent residents. This could give you the freedom to go and travel the country, travel the world, go see the kids that left home years ago. There are 2x fully self contained units for sale. UNIT 8 – Is a fully lined open plan living with heatpump, good kitchen, 2x single bedrooms, bathroom with shower, wc, vanity and washing machine. Sheltered sunny wee deck to sit and read that book. Garden shed and off street parking for one car. UNIT 35 – Is a 25ft lined unit with an attached 25ft caravan which provides a large living area. Heatpump, room for the 50” TV, kitchen, 2x double bedrooms, shower, wc, vanity. Ample space for 2x people. You will be surprised when you see it. It has a lovely surrounding garden, bbq area and carport. Both units are plumbed in to waste water & sewer. The use of park amenities are there should you choose to use them. A current ground rental of $90 - $100 + power applies. Come along to the OPEN HOME SAT 5th SEPT 12.00 – 2.00 pm and consider your options.

Tina Parkin 027 2244 133

Web ID: WRE11661 and WRE11656

KAIAPOI 99 Williams Street PH 03 327 8131

RANGIORA 207 High Street PH 03 313 9977


HANMER SPRINGS PH 0800 452 642 Waimakariri Realty Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008

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Rangiora Cricket Club – JAB Registration Day 2015/16 Season

DOG POLICY ANNUAL REPORT The following table is the Council’s report on the Dog Control Policy for 11 August 2014 – 17 August 2015 in accordance with the Dog Control Act 1996 (s10A) Reporting Requirements The number of registered dogs

Total Circulation 25,831 weekly For editorial phone 03 314 8325 For advertising phone 03 314 8335 or email info@thenewsnc.co.nz

You can view the paper online at www.thenewsnc.co.nz

Number of dogs currently unregistered (at this date) The number of probationary owners and disqualified owners The number of dogs classified as dangerous (section 31) within the last year. Any dog which the Territorial Authority has, on the basis of sworn evidence attesting to aggressive behaviour by the dog on one or more occasions, reasonable grounds to believe constitutes a threat to the safety of any person, stock, poultry, domestic animal or protected wildlife The number of dogs classified as menacing (section 33):Classified under s33(A)(1)(b)(i) - observed or reported behaviour. Classified under s33C(1) - Breed or type The number of Infringement Notices :Failure to comply with classification effects Failure to keep dog under control Failure to register dog The number of complaints received and their nature. Categories of complaints are: Aggressive behaviour Stock worrying Barking Lost/Found/Roaming Welfare Impounded Dogs Surrendered The number of prosecutions undertaken Animal Control Officers - Contracted

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Number 5,536 dogs 2,225 owners 492 dogs 1 0

4 4 7 0 2 2

39 11 127 296 18 6 12 1 1

Dudley Park Pavilion BBQ Sunday 13th September 10am – 12 noon All Primary Grades (Section 1 - 4) and Youth Grade Subs $60 – Primary, $100 – Students – discount for families (Cash, cheque, internet bank) All New and Existing Players Welcome


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Contact Sarah Prain - Secretary, prainfamily@ farmside.co.nz, 312 5028

MAKKS Roast & Chinese. Lunch from $5, 11­3pm. Dinner Buffet from $9, 5­8pm. Call today for weekly specials. 03 313 9119. 90 High St, Rangi­ ora.

This week’s open homes in North Canterbury Thursday September 3rd Parklands 2.30pm


1.00pm 2.00pm


1.45pm 2.45pm

12b Bolero Place 26 Ashview Place 64 Oakgrove Drive

Loburn Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

Saturday September 5th Casebrook 2.00pm


16 Ballybrook Place, Glasnevin Estate

Waimak Real Estate



12b Bolero Place

Harcourts Twiss Keir

1.00pm 2.00pm 3.00pm

1.45pm 2.45pm 3.30pm

26 Ashview Place 64 Oakgrove Drive 17 Fairview Bairs

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

Parklands Rangiora

Sunday September 6th Amberley

12.00pm 12.00pm 12.30pm 1.00pm 2.00pm 2.00pm 1.30pm 3.00pm 3.30pm 3.30pm

75 Courage Road Tekoa Estate – Amberley Beach Road 5a Gilbert Street 7 Gilbert Street 75 Willowside Place Conway Country Sections/Agent on Site 27 Morris Road 34 Willowside Place 2D Bank Street 17 Fairview Bairs

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



258 Marshmans Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir



16 Ballybrook Place, Glasnevin Estate

Waimak Real Estate



218 Swannanoa Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

11.45am 12.00pm 2.00pm 2.30pm

12.30pm 12.45pm 2.30pm 3.00pm

5 Williams Street 1B/548 Williams Street 46 Sovereign Boulevard 17 Tuhoe Avenue

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



5 Kowai Street

Harcourts Twiss Keir

Casebrook Fernside Kaiapoi

Leithfield Beach


34 Hodgsons Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir



20 Pinewood Close

Harcourts Twiss Keir

1.00pm 2.00pm 3.30pm

1.30pm 2.30pm 4.00pm

33 Tristram Road 54 Warwick Road 755 Main Drain Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

10.00am 11.00am 12.00pm 1.15pm 2.30pm 3.00pm

10.30am 11.30am 1.00pm 2.00pm 3.00pm 3.30pm

7 Transport Lane 36 Church Street 76 Church Street 122 Main Street 645 Bay Road 3 Stonebridge Lane

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



12b Bolero Place

Harcourts Twiss Keir

12.30pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.15pm 1.30pm 2.00pm 2.00pm 2.00pm 3.00pm 3.15pm

1.00pm 1.45pm 4.00pm 1.45pm 2.00pm 2.30pm 2.30pm 2.45pm 3.30pm 4.00pm

9 Hassall Street 26 Ashview Place Elm Green Sub Division 64 Belmont Avenue 228 Northbrook Road 11 Churchill Drive 29 Tripoli Street 64 Oakgrove Drive 87B Newnham Street 6 Pimlico Place

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



50 Diamond Avenue

Harcourts Twiss Keir



1480 Main North Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

1.00pm 1.15pm 2.00pm 2.15pm

1.45pm 2.00pm 2.45pm 3.00pm

37 Queens Ave 11 Queens Avenue 4 Ensors Place 47 Park Terrace

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

12.00pm 1.00pm

12.45pm 1.30pm

54 Rangiora Woodend Road 135 Chinnerys Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

Mandeville Ohoka


Parklands Rangiora

11.00am 11.00am 12.00pm 12.00pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 2.15pm 3.00pm 3.00pm



Spreydon Waikuku

Waikuku Beach


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Annual General Meeting will be held in the Cresswell Room, East Belt on Sunday 6th September at 2pm. Ex pupils most welcome to attend. Enquiries Ann (03) 313 7592



Please complete the tear – off section and return to Lindsay Eves at Arthur Burkes, Markham Street asap. ______________________________ tear off or cut! Type of entertainment? - eg country and western, vocalists, pipe or brass bands. duets, school children items, music from broad way shows, an opportunity to dance, anything else?__________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ___________________________________________ Afternoon Tea: Are improvements needed. If so, how? ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________

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


CASH 4 CARS and 4WD'S Phone Automotive Parts 03 313 7216 DISMANTLING and buying all models of Falcons now. Please phone 03 3125 064 .

Decorating 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.

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

133 High Street, Rangiora Phone 03 313 6317 Email sales@ f-stop.co.nz


Firewood LOG Burner Installer. Member of the NZHHA. Can also supply log burners and flue kits. Quality work­ manship. Telephone Paul 027 241 1572.

Free Breastfeeding Support

Rangiora Plunket Rooms Albert Street Tuesday 8th September 10am Meet other breastfeeding mothers Ph Jan 03 980 4707

The Union Jack Withh the current debate on changing our flag; do we know the history and significance of the Union Jack part of our NZ flag? A small 16 page colour booklet can be purchased for $10, explaining it's unique history. Write to Union Jack Flag, PO Box 488, Rangiora; or email Michael at Feijoaman1@gmail.com, please provide your name, address and phone number.

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.




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


Rangiora CBD Approx 96sq metres High visibility High profile Call Tony Quayle 027 611 6161

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

Will you and your partner/friend be attending. If so, how many?__________________________________ 1639642


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

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


No job too small or big Free quotes

Ph 027 204 5358 (03) 312 7042


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

Ph Chris 027 365 5818

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

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. FARMS & Lifestyle Blocks. Do you require help? Not enough time to get all those jobs done? Fencing repairs / Building maintenance / Stock water & Irrigation. General farm & stock work. Or perhaps need to get away and require an experienced per­ son to manage your prop­ erty. I take pride in being prompt and reliable. Refer­ ences available. Phone Ken 021 307 019. DRESSMAKING. Bev’s Sew Good Services, still open for all your alter­ ations, repairs, dress­ making, curtains. Phone 327 5535. (formerly from Tamara’s). PROPERTY MAINTEN­ ANCE. Lawns, gardens, hedges, chainsaw work, pruning, painting and minor home alterations. TOWN AND COUNTRY. Phone Mike 03 313 0261.

DRAINLAYER AVAILABLE Phone Glen 027 531 0614


EXCEL Eng. Ltd. Struc­ tural & General Engineers. Coded welding, House Beams & Lintels, DROP OFF & DELIVERY Machining, Profile Cutting, IN AMBERLEY Hydraulic Press, Crane Truck Hire & Skip Hire. Avail now for all jobbing 429 Tuam Street work. We also manufacture & repair jet boats. Work­ shop at 181 Loburn www.grossmantt.co.nz Whiterock Rd. Ph/fax 03 SCREEN PRINTING. 312 8884, mobile 027 486 For all your printing 0415 anytime. requirements. T­shirts, Hoodies, Hi­Vis vests and polos, Overalls, Caps etc. Trades Please phone Heather 03 313 0261 or email • Subdivisions heather.norstar@gmail.com. • Hot Chip Sealing TILING J.A.S Tiling Services Ltd. Professional, • Horse Arenas prompt, friendly service. • Driveways For all your tiling needs, • Shingle Supplies kitchens, bathrooms, hearths, Darwin Earthworks splashbacks, entranceways. Ceramic Ltd Rangiora tiles, porcelain tiles, stone veneer, slate. Please phone Ph Rob McAlister Andy or Jo 027 322 7191, 027 434 0315 03 310 7640 or email A H 03 313 2276 andy@jas­tiling.nz.

Ph 03 389 9230


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

Phone 027 807 2251 for more details or email val.genet@thenewsnc .co.nz • Please include your address, suburb and contact details


Nursery and Pre-School One of our wonderful team members is sadly moving away. Are you a passionate, enthusiastic and motivated teacher? We are looking for a New Zealand Qualified and registered teacher to join our family orientated small rural centre, in beautiful Hanmer Springs. Do you work well as part of a team, want to be in an environment where you are more than just a number we would like to hear from you. Apply now by emailing your CV through to Debbie at dandimac@xtra.co.nz or phone 021 0642963 for a confidential conversation.

Trades STAINWORKS & Paint­ ing. All surfaces, fence and deck coatings. Incl exterior & interior painting. No job too big or small. Phone 027 245 5149.

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

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

Licensed Class, WTR, Pass Drug test. Please call Murray on 021 921 981 Coverstaff.


Sadly, over the last few years there has been a decline in numbers attending this function, so the organising committee for this year is carrying out a review. This annual event is to recognise and celebrate the contributions our senior citizens make to our community, and it is important that we as “Lions” provide the service and entertainment that you require. We would like your input to the function.

Situations Vacant Situations Vacant

Trades PLASTERER, Painter. 25 years self employed in Christchurch. Due to some contract delays I have a few gaps available between now & Christmas. No job too difficult, good quality workmanship guaranteed. Ph Gregg 027 664 3164.

GOT A POSSUM PROBLEM? Private blocks wanted for fur trapping access by experienced trapper.

Phone 027 711 3637

Tree Services




The Lions Club of Amberley District advise all senior citizens in Amberley, Balcairn, Broomfield, Leithfield, Beach areas and surrounds, that our annual Christmas party will be held in the Amberley Domain pavilion on Saturday, 12 December 2015 commencing at 2.00pm.



Hawarden Golf Club has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Amberley for the renewal and variation of the Club Licence in respect of the premises situated at Horsley Down Road, Hawarden, Hurunui district known as Hawarden Golf Club. The applicant seeks to vary the conditions of the Club Licence and the following will apply; change in hours. All other conditions remain unchanged. The general nature fo the business conducted under the licence is that of a Club. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are: Monday to Sunday, up to 40 hours. 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 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 only publication of this notice.


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PUBLIC NOTICE SALE AND SUPPLY OF ALCOHOL ACT 2012 Section 101 Waiau Bowling Club Incoporated has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Amberley for the grant of the Club Licence in respect fo the premises situated at 9 Parnassus Street, Waiau, Hurunui district known as Waiau Bowling Club Incorporated. The general nature fo 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: Monday to Sunday – 11am to 9.00pm, not exceeding 40 hours in any week. 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 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 fo 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 was published on 27 August 2015.

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Thursday September 3 2015

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

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Accommodation Chimney Cleaning Concrete Services

Concrete Services



Health & Beauty

To Let

HOME WANTED HANMER Springs Long term dog friendly rental needed by small family. Excellent references. Please contact Helen on 0278419394 or mrandmrsgilby@gmail.com

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

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.

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

TEMPORARY Fencing. New hire business based in Amberley, servicing all trades in North Canterbury. Ph 027 430 4348.

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.

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





WOF $35

Semi–retired Builder


TV Work UHF Aerials Satellite dishes 1612229

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

• Licensed Building Practitioner • Registered Master Builder 1233373


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

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

Number one

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

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

Driveways Landscaping Retaining Walls Earthworks Foundations

Wastewater Septic Tanks Treatment Plants Drainage Irrigation

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



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Domestic | Commercial | Repairs | Alterations | Additions

• Prompt, Reliable and Efficient • 40 years' experience • All work guaranteed • No job too small 1463005

Civil and Drainage

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


GOSCUT CONCRETE CUTTER LTD 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

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



Russell Arthur

HIGH COUNTRY FENCING Dairy Conversion Specialist

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

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



“If it’s broke, let’s fix it”


51 Ashley Street Rangiora

Select Health

Computer Repairs



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


Bevan and Shane Frahm

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

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

Oxford Butchery



www.longsilver construction.com

PH Steve 03 920 3081 or 027 433 9140


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


• 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

• 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


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

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

Free quotes (will travel)

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



23 High Street Rangiora 03 313 6096

Ring Mark 027 229 7310 for a free quote


Tyre Services Ltd

Carrying out all types of carpentry work & repairs in North Canterburyy. Totally honest & reliable. All building work considered. Free quotes – guaranteed workmanship.



For Vehicle Servicing phone Allan

Trade Qualified and LBP

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

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

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Hair & Beauty

Glass Repair

Eyelash extensions $25 Acrylic nails $25

All Insurance Companies work welcome

All waxing from $5 Tinting $5

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



Landscape Design


For all your landscaping needs


We provide new build landscape packages, one-off projects and garden makeovers.



Landscape Architect available for Professional Garden Design




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

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

Massage Therapy


Call me for a free no obligation consultation.

Trudy McMillan 03 314 4144 or 027 684 2652

Sports, Injuries, Trigger Point, Relaxation, Deep Tissue

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

Painters / Decorators


We also repair Windscreens and install Double Glazing

CROCKERY CUTLERY GLASSWARE For all those special occasions


Call us now on (03) 313 5335

Glass & Auto Glass



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

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

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

PO Box 68 Hawarden North Canterbury


Kaiapoi Podiatry



For All Your Foot Care Needs

Julia Home

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


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

03 313 2840

Timber Sales


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


Waterblasting Ltd Servicing Canterbury Commercial & Residential



Quality Timb ber at discounted prices

We have a wide range of timber DECKING SPECIAL

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

Locally owned and operated

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 rwood, w just off Marshlands Road BRING BRIN BR ING IN G THIS TH HIS I ADVERT ADV DVER ERT T IN AND AND D RECEIVE REC E EIIVE VE A 10% 10% 10 % DISCOUNT DISC DI SC COU OUNT NT ON ON YOUR YO OUR R ORDER ORD R ER R



Water Blasting

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





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


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

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

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$299 42 High St, Rangiora Ph: 03 313 8811 192 Williams St, Kaiapoi Ph: 03 327 8292


EST 1978

1 Pair of Progressive or Bifocal Glasses Frames & Lenses Included *Terms & Conditions Apply

Full repair service Spectacles made On-site • 1 hour Turn-a-round •

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