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Thursday September 10 2015 | Issue 666

PAK’nSAVE: New supermarket opens its doors.

Equestrian: Events, a new show and NC horse news.

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

New tenant for Brackenfields By ROBYN BRISTOW

Celebration . . . Amberley School pupils celebrate the latest grant obtained for the Hurunui BMX Club’s track project. The school, which has given huge support to the centre, hopes the project can become a reality.


BMX project in ‘‘jeopardy’’ By ROBYN BRISTOW Funding continues to roll in for a BMX track in Amberley but the project has hit a speed bump and is in danger of being derailed due to difficulties in obtaining a resource consent. The Hurunui BMX Club is also worried about losing grants totalling $153,000, just $41,000 short of its target, because it has to make use of the funds within 12 months. Club spokesperson Julia McLean says if there is no progress made in the next month the project could be shelved. ‘‘If we can’t get any real traction in finding a way forward then the project is in

jeopardy,’’ says Julia. The club, which has 83 members, plans to build an entry level competition BMX track on a Hurunui District Council reserve tucked in behind the Amberley School. But previous uses of the site are making resource consent a difficult process. Julia says she is working closely with the council but is concerned because it is ‘‘not straight forward because of the site’s classification.’’ ‘‘There is huge interest in the project,’’ she says. Funds were boosted last month by a $45,000 grant from the Canterbury Community Trust which was celebrated with Amberley School which

has been extremely supportive of the project. The trust had an unprecedented number of applicants for the funds available. ‘‘The club was really very lucky,’’ says Julia. To date the club has funding from the New Zealand Community Trust ($45,000), the Lion Foundation ($4000) and the local business community with materials of $54,000, plus the $45,000 from the Canterbury Community Trust. Julia says the local business community is extremely concerned about the plight of the project and are ‘‘trying hard to help move it along’’.

The company marketing the Brackenfields shopping complex in Amberley is confident it will attract more retailers to the site. Progress in filling spaces has stood still for months with its tenants remaining at Super Liquor, Country Oven Bakery, Beauty and You, Countdown, Fi’s Flowers ‘n Art, The Crafty Barber, Green Duck Thai, Sushi Maru and the Amberley Pharmacy. Colliers International says these retailers will be joined by the popular North Island import Indian Aroma which could be opening its doors in the complex by mid­October but it appears there is no more retailers in sight for the remainder of the year. Associate director of real estate management Andrew Barclay says there has been a couple of delays with the Indian restaurant but builders were ready to start as soon as consent came through. Mr Barclay says an Ale House planned for the south east corner of the complex is also moving ahead. ‘‘It is working its way through the liquor licencing application. ‘‘It will be more of a food and family entertainment venue and realistically it won’t get started until early

in the new year,’’ says Mr Barclay. Colliers was also having discussions with a gift shop operator, but that was in the early stages, says Mr Barclay, and was still looking at attracting a clothing retailer and a hunting and outdoor recreation operator to the complex. Mr Barclay says it is an ideal site for a hunting and fishing retail outlet as people head north from the city into greater North Canterbury for fishing and hunting expeditions. The complex was entering its second summer and he was confident there would be a big boost in spending at Brackenfields, particularly over the Christmas period. ‘‘The stores that are there are trading well. The Countdown supermarket also has a better understanding about what stock to carry,’’ says Mr Barclay who is confident this will also boost spending. Colliers say demand for retail space in Brackenfields is being driven by the absence of other major shopping centres in the north as far away as Kaikoura and through to the West Coast. Because of this it lent itself well to capture Christchurch people travelling north for holidays and recreation.

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By SHELLEY TOPP Hats off to Linda Dunbar and the team at You Me We Us in Kaiapoi for a special finale last Friday night to the events observing the fifth anniversary of the Canterbury earthquake. ‘‘Let’s make great things happen,’’ is their motto, and they delivered with this free community event, in Trousselot Park, held to observe the devastating earthquake that changed Kaiapoi forever. While the spectacular fireworks display at the end of the night had the crowd­pulling power, those who came late just for that missed a great show earlier. It was a night of fantastic music, with highlights from talented teens Jaydin Shingleton, Tuomas Tuhaka and Cameron Walsh. John Cooke’s pop­up cinema screen, showing Christine Watton’s images of Kaiapoi, was also a hit, and the food trucks were popular. But the spectacular pyrotechnic display at the end of the night delivered a fabulous, magical finale. The music­filled night of remembrance showed how far Kaiapoi has come since that fateful September 4 morning when so much of the town’s infrastructure, and many businesses, and homes, were badly damaged or destroyed. While the town still bears the brutal scars of the 7.1 earthquake, events like this show much has been done to repair the damage, and mend the heartbreak. You Me We Us organiser Linda Dunbar

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BY SHELLEY TOPP Kaiapoi’s residential red zone is home and workplace to Brent and Shirley Cairns. They are part of a small group of residents who remain in the red zone area. Their home, and workplace is surrounded by empty sections, enclosed in rural fencing. A neglected wasteland to many, but to them the wide­open green spaces, dotted with many trees, lots of them fruit trees, make it a special place to live. The couple run their business Forever Young Photography, and Naked Art Sculptures, from their home. Brent is also a member of the Kaiapoi community group You Me We Us. ‘‘While the red zones to some may be abandoned, we as residents don’t feel that way. It is still part of Kaiapoi. There is a lot of pride in our community,’’ Brent said. So for Observance Day, on the fifth anniversary of the devastating September 4, 2010, Canterbury earthquake, the You

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Fireworks . . . The sky over Trousselot Park in Kaiapoi was lit up by fireworks late last Friday evening during the Earthquake Observance Day concert. without their generosity, she said. ‘‘The display provided a unique finish to the night. ‘‘We like to do things a bit different in Kaiapoi,’’ she said.

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Me We Us group wanted to add some fun to the red zone, as part of other events on the day, including the unveiling of the Kaiapoi Letterbox sculpture. It was decided to decorate the red zone fence posts. ‘‘We wanted to brighten them with a bit of colour. We get so many tourists coming into the red zones, we wanted to have something for them to look at,’’ Brent said. The work was done by a creative arts group, school pupils and residents. ‘‘However, our focus will be on the main routes in and around the red zones,’’ Brent said. ‘‘While we appreciate the posts maybe/ are temporary we are picking they will be with us for many years to come.’’ Also, the red zone area was seen by some as an abandoned area, and because of that parts of it had been used as a rubbish dump. ‘‘Overseas examples of artists decorating posts and buildings has seen a reduction in crime,’’ Brent said. The project will continue along routes people travel during their travels in and around the red zones.

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said about 500 people attended the event. ‘‘It was a great opportunity for the community to come together.’’ However, events like these could not happen without a great deal of financial support from sponsors and businesses, she said. ‘‘We rely on their support and generosity, and thank them so much,’’ she said. The fireworks display at the end of the night was sponsored by John Rhind Funeral Directors, Blackwells Department Store, Steve Murphy Limited, and the Rotary Neighbourhood Project. It could not have happened


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Safety certificates awarded By SHELLEY TOPP Seventeen drivers from a North Canterbury trucking company have been awarded industry safety certificates in a new initiative aimed at the log­transport industry’s commitment to health and safety. The gold level Pathway to Success, Log Transport Safety Council (LTSC) certificates were presented to the drivers at Steve Murphy Ltd’s depot in Main North Road, Kaiapoi, last Friday afternoon. It is the first year the certificates have been presented with 30 being presented nationwide. Steve Murphy Ltd is a privately owned transport company, specialising in forestry industry logistics. The business began 35 years ago with one logging truck, and it now has a huge fleet. The company owner Steve Murphy said it was great to see how the logging industry had matured particularly in terms of health and safety. For 17 of his staff, to be awarded gold level certificates from only 30 presented nationwide was something to be proud of, he said. ‘‘Accolades like this, and business achievements, make it all worthwhile.’’

‘‘It goes to show that if you encourage and reward good men, and give them good equipment to work with, the rewards will come.’’ The certificates were presented to Dennis Anderson, Don Bates, Ron Chinnery, Stu Mason, Alan Pitman, Craig Marks, Jim Olorenshaw, Jason Lyon, Steve Terrell, Terry Forsyth, Roger Rusbutch, Stu McKenzie, Kelvin Clark, Steve James, Phillip Gardiner, John Gardiner, and Graeme Dempsey. John Gardiner, aged 67, has been driving trucks for 40 years, the last 25 years for Steve Murphy. His son Phillip also works for the company. John has lost track how many kilometres he has driven over the years, but estimates it is about 100,000 kilometres annually, and knows that he clocked up more than a million kilometres in one of Steve Murphy’s new trucks back in the day when the company was still quite new. There had been a lot of changes since then, especially where health and safety was concerned, he said. ‘‘Back then the only time you wore a helmet was at lunch time to protect you from the magpies,’’ he said. The LTSC is an internationally recognised log industry standard for truck

operators, transport researchers, trailer manufacturers, forest owners, legislators, and enforcement agencies working to create a safer workplace, under Commerce Commission requirements. Their goals also include providing a reliable source of accurate industry information, and developing effective communication with the wider community. ‘‘It is recognised as the premier source of log transport research and industry knowledge that leads the world in innovative, sustainable and safe best practice log transport operations,’’ LTSC’s Glenn Heybourn said. Pathway to Success was launched in 2014 and has four levels for drivers to achieve, bronze, silver, gold and platinum. ‘‘Before completion of each level, the driver must complete an in­cab assessment with an LTSC registered assessor, who checks that all the requirements relating to that level have been signed off,’’ Mr Heybourn said. ‘‘The council currently has seven assessors across the country to carry out the final in­cab assessment and this helps to keep a very high standard across the country and to insure we can maintain a level standard in any area of New Zealand.’’

Fire destroys three-bay hay barn Fire has burnt a three­bay haybarn to the ground in an isolated area near Okuku Pass in North Canterbury. Lyndon Morris said yesterday it is a mystery how the fire started in the haybarn which was three­quarters full of hay which had been in the shed for two and half years. ‘‘It was still smouldering when I got

there on Friday morning. It looks pretty suspicious to me,’’ Mr Morris who has reported the fire to the police. The barn is in an isolated area over the Okuku Pass and about a kilometre past the Waipara South branch woolshed, a farm which was once part of the larger Okuku Pass Station. The fire comes as farmers in the

area wait for spring growth. ‘‘We were using the hay but the fire has come at the right end of winter and we are a day closer to spring,’’ Mr Morris said. He urges anyone who may have seen anything suspicious or a strange vehicle in the area to contact him or the Rangiora police.

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Struggle continues five years on By DAVID HILL Families are continuing to struggle five years on from the first Canterbury earthquake, say community workers. Kaiapoi Community Support (KCS) co­ordinator Nicki Carter says while the numbers of families needing support have dropped back to pre­ earthquake levels, ‘‘their needs are more complex’’. ‘‘There’s a lot going on for people. It’s hard work out there, especially coming out of winter. Housing and mental health are the big issues and the complexity of issues that people are facing are greater than they were. ‘‘Once upon a time people would come in with one or two things going on, but now there’s layers with what people are facing.’’ Ms Carter says the workload of KCS volunteers has increased and, while the number of food parcels being handed out each week is back to pre­ earthquake levels, the amount food in

the parcels has increased. The biggest change has been two income families needing support, she says. ‘‘Anybody can find themselves in a difficult position. It’s tough out there for everybody at the moment. ‘‘Donations are always needed and we are always looking for volunteers to continue to meet the needs. ‘‘We have found that people are hunkering down a lot and having to travel a lot more, so volunteering isn’t as robust as it used to be, but it’s a good way for new people in the district to get to know people and lend a hand.’’ Tracy Pirie has been actively involved in pastoral care in Kaiapoi since September 4, 2010, firstly in her role as strengthening families co­ ordinator for the Kaiapoi Baptist Church’s Person to Person Help Trust and more recently managing Rivertown Cafe ´ for the trust. ‘‘Even after a couple of years people were quite down, because they were fighting EQC (Earthquake

Commission) and insurance. It has taken a long time for people to move on. ‘‘Kaiapoi is a changed town. A lot of people from outside the area have moved in and some people couldn’t afford to stay. ‘‘Kaiapoi is an exciting place to be at the moment with the new library and all the new buildings and we certainly can’t complain about business ­ Rivertown Cafe ´ is doing well.’’ The trust is looking to the future, having recently employed a new trust manager and community co­ordinator. New trust manager Tim Miller says there is still a lot of need in the community. ‘‘The face of Kaiapoi is changing with a lot more buildings. New people arriving and needing support. The need for support will always be there, but more so since the earthquakes.’’ The Person to Person Help Trust is planning an evening on October 20 to report back to the community on the work it is doing.

No plans to leave Kaiapoi’s red zone From Page 2 Brent and Shirley Cairns refused a Government buyout offer for their Kaiapoi home and have no plans to leave. Kaiapoi and Pines/Kairaki Beaches had 1048 properties red zoned of which 987 have already been sold to the Crown. Last week, the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister, Gerry

Brownlee asked the Waimakariri District Council to prepare a draft recovery plan to identify the intended long­term use of the district’s residential red zone areas. Waimakariri District mayor, David Ayers, said the council would be taking the lead role in developing the draft recovery plan, with support from the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, Environment Canterbury

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Trade important to NZ Large hinterland still A lot has been said about the proposed Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement and what it means for our country. As a small, island nation, trade is incredibly important to New Zealand. We need to trade with other countries to ensure we are not left behind: After all, we can’t get richer by selling to ourselves. That means we need to be competitive. We need to keep up with rapidly changing international markets and we need to be able to respond to those changing needs in a more efficient manner to further our own economy. Over time, the way countries trade with each other has changed. Traditionally, products were made in one country and then sold to another, but this trade model is fast becoming less and less relevant. Now, goods and services are made in ‘‘the world’’, with final products often being the result of inputs from multiple countries. New Zealand needs to be part of this rapidly changing landscape: For the betterment of our own future, we cannot be left behind.

The TPP aims to create a regional free trade agreement involving 12 Asia Pacific countries: Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Peru, Singapore, the United States, Vietnam, Mexico, Canada and New Zealand. Improved access to markets in Asia and the Pacific is vital to the growth of our economy. To put it into numbers: The 12 participating economies account for NZ$40 trillion in GDP and over 800 million potential customers for New Zealand. As these countries continue to grow and get wealthier ­ particularly those in Asia – their demand for high quality products increases. The TPP trade agreement would provide much better access to these markets to help us take advantage of opportunities like this. This improved access would deliver massive benefits to our region: It will help us to diversify, create more jobs, lift incomes and build a more productive and competitive economy. This is about getting the best possible deal for our country, not a deal at any cost.

Dear Editor, The News (September 3rd) contained a report from Hurunui Council in the Classified section giving details of dog registration and related information. Given that the potential income from 6000 dogs at $35 each is around $210,000 it is an interesting omission of the report not to account for how this income is actually spent. It’s noteworthy the contracted position is called an Animal Control Officer even though the post is funded solely by dog registrations. Dog registration fees are a tax on dog owners who receive little in return and principally a means for the council to generate income and support a contractor responsible for any errant animal, not only dogs. I am not opposed to registering dogs but as micro chipping most dogs is a requirement and is a simple process I cannot see the value of an annual manual system of registration to maintain a database. Here’s how it could work: you get a dog, take it to a vet and get it micro chipped, the vet issues a certificate which is taken to the council to register the animal for which you pay a fee to go on to a council database, thereafter there is a minimal annual fee of $10 towards maintenance of the database. The contractor is funded from charges on those whose stock ­ other animals or dogs create a nuisance. The council should be transparent about how it raises and spends its income and look at the most cost effective ways of meeting statutory requirements using available technology ­ in this case micro chipping. Yours, Roy Myers, RD1 Amberley.

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Five months have passed since I last commented on the North Canterbury Drought. At that time the Canterbury wide Drought, declared a ‘Medium scale Event’ in February, was abating in Southern districts but intensifying in parts of the Hurunui. We formed a Local Drought Committee about that time but were careful not to overstate the severity of this event in a district that historically experiences droughts. Equally, we need to be careful now not to overstate any apparent recovery. The casual observer travelling through North Canterbury could easily mistakenly believe that the year long drought is over. While all the signs of spring are abundantly clear and the landscape generally green in appearance that is not an indicator that normality has returned. It’s true that travelling along main roads where some good feed crops can be observed, often the result of irrigation, it is difficult to visualise large hinterland areas of still very dry flat and hill country that is seriously denuded, with insufficient feed to adequately feed anything close to

normal stock numbers. NIWA data shows large areas with serious soil moisture deficits, and most forecasts are for continuing lower than average rainfall, indicating more problems going into summer. Clearly the effects of the drought and low dairy prices are yet to be fully felt across the local economy and the end is not yet in sight. At our last drought committee meeting, the MPI Representative commented on the low number of animal welfare issues to date given the seriousness of this event and attributed that to good and timely decision making by most farmers and the proactive assistance of the service sector, particularly our local veterinarians. However, the condition of some stock, particularly lactating animals, is falling and continued monitoring and proactive decisions are still critical. The committee still has some feed available and the Rural Support Trust, NC Vets and Rural Professionals are all available and willing to assist. It is still important to keep our eye on the ball, help and advice is available and I would encourage communities.

Young People fund Youths are being urged to apply for a share of the $120,000 Opportunity for Young People fund by Kaikoura MP Stuart Smith and Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey. They say the funding will be awarded to youths with clever and achievable ideas that make a social or environmental difference. ‘‘By working on projects they have designed, young people develop valuable decision­making skills and confidence,’’ says Mr Smith. Mr Doocey says he gets emailed by young people in his electorate who tell him about some of the great things they are doing. ‘‘I know we have a lot of bright ideas coming from our young people. I really

encourage our young social entrepreneurs to apply,’’ he says. To qualify for support, the applicant must be aged between 12 and 24 years and have a social enterprise idea they want to make a reality. ‘‘Young people who solve community problems with innovative and entrepreneurial thinking are well placed for future leadership,’’ say messrs Smith and Doocey. The Opportunities for Young People funding comes from the $2 million Government Youth Enterprise Fund. Interest for this round of funding must be registered by October 20, 2015. Information on the fund is available at www.myd.govt.nz/funding/youth­ enterprise­initiatives­fund.html.

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Passenger rail service could be affordable Securing a passenger rail service from Rangiora to Christchurch could be cheaper than previously thought. A deputation to last week’s Waimakariri District Council suggested a passenger train suitable for providing a service from Rangiora to Christchurch could cost as little as $540,000, compared to $7.5 million quoted by an Environment Canterbury (ECan) feasibility study in July last year. New Brighton resident Tane Apanui told councillors he had been in contact with Auckland Transport, which has electrified its entire rail fleet and is selling its diesel trains. When ECan completed its feasibility study last year, it included a quote for an SX train from Auckland Transport, complete with four carriages and two locomotives (one at each end), which has a top speed of 80km per hour, costing $7.5 million. However, Auckland Transport documents show other trains are now available for sale, including SA carriages and SD driver carriages at $60,000 per unit. Mr Apanui says a KiwiRail source has confirmed a locomotive could be secured for around $300,000, making this option considerably cheaper. Auckland Transport also has eight ADB units available for $1 million. Both the SA/SD and ADB trains have a top speed of 100km/h. ECan’s feasibility study suggested during peak traffic buses took 60 minutes to travel from Rangiora to Papanui, cars up to 50 minutes, whereas a train would take 25 minutes. Mayor David Ayers says the council received the presentation with interest. ‘‘ECan completed its study on behalf of the other councils, but the economics may have changed since then, so we need to investigate it again to see whether it stacks up. ‘‘It’s always the question of the level

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of patronage and workers’ travel times, particularly if they need to catch buses once they get into Christchurch and the impact of the new motorways will need to be looked at.’’ Mr Ayers says passenger rail is always on the agenda as part of the Urban Development Strategy. Mr Apanui first made a submission on passenger trains as part of the Christchurch City Council’s annual plan process. He has set up the Facebook page Connect Canterbury. ‘‘I had been living in Melbourne for the last six years and I came back eight months ago to this debacle on the roads. Their (Melbourne’s) transport system is fantastic. ‘‘It you’re spending one to two hours or more each day in a car that’s less time you’re spending with family.’’ On a train people can sit down and relax, catch up with work on their laptop or iPad, have breakfast or drink coffee ­ ‘‘you can’t do that when your driving’’. ECan’s feasibility report suggested the timing of goods trains could restrict times available for passenger trains. However, Mr Apanui says a KiwiRail source told him there were only five goods trains heading north out of Christchurch each day. Mr Ayers says a KiwiRail source also confirmed to him rescheduling goods trains would be ‘‘quite easy’’. Mr Apanui says the SA/SD train with four carriages can carry around 120 passengers and still have plenty of room for bikes. The cost of running the train could be supplemented by selling coffee and/or breakfast. Mr Apanui says he has spoken to businesses who would be willing to sponsor $60,000 for a carriage in return for naming rights and advertising. ECan’s feasibility report also indicated a new platform would be needed in Kaiapoi and at several destinations in Christchurch.


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Shopping rush . . . Josh Hart of Kaiapoi is one of the first customers through at the opening PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP of the new PAK’nSAVE supermarket in Rangiora, yesterday.

PAK’nSAVE opens PAK’nSAVE opened its doors in Rangiora yesterday. The doors were officially opened at 9am following the cutting of the ribbon by Waimakariri Mayor David Ayers. The supermarket becomes the fourth supermarket to open in Rangiora, following Foodstuffs South Island Ltd seeing the opportunity to expand in the Waimakariri district, one of the fastest growing districts in the country. Owner­operators James and Catherine Flanagan are excited to return to their North Canterbury roots after seven years managing supermarkets in Dunedin. The husband­wife team is already an active part of the Rangiora community and James Flanagan emphasises their long term

commitment to the area. ‘‘We have a long history in supermarkets and love the business; we plan to make this store and Rangiora our home for a long time to come,’’ James says. ‘‘Our focus is on fresh foods, good quality and range. I’m excited that Rangiora locals will have a PAK’nSAVE closer to home to get their groceries at New Zealand’s lowest prices,’’ says Mr Flanagan. The Rangiora store, which is 6854 square metres, is expected to employ 200 people and features all the modern fixtures and fittings similar to the recently opened Wainoni PAK’nSAVE. The addition of a grab­and­go style Sticky Cafe ´, with coffee and a selection of tasty treats, is also on offer.

Oxford Area School students are competing in the North Island. Principal Mike Hart says the school has sent a girls’ netball team and a boys’ football team to compete at the AIMS Games which finish at Mount Maunganui tomorrow. ‘‘It’s the first time we’ve sent teams to the AIMS Games and probably the first time we’ve gone to a national event so it’s quite exciting. ‘‘It’s something we want to get on board with and have available to our students each year. We thought we would send netball and football teams this year and judge what the competition is like up there.’’ The AIMS Games is held in the Bay of Plenty region each year and is aimed at year 7­8 students. This year students from around the country are competing in 19 sports including badminton, basketball, cross country, football, golf, gymsport, hockey, indoor bowls, multisport, netball, performance groups (aerobics, cheerleading and hip­hop), rugby league nines, rugby sevens, squash, swimming, table tennis, tennis, water polo and yachting. Mr Hart says trials for the two teams were held at the start of the year and ‘‘a lot of hours training’’ have been put in since then in preparation for the event. He says several rugby players trialled for the football team. ‘‘The Oxford Rugby Club is strong, but the football club is growing so there is plenty of interest in the sport.’’

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People’s choice . . . Karlo White’s 1962 JO Bedford which won a Public Choice award at PHOTO: SUPPLIED. Rock’n’Wheels in Amberley on Sunday.

Rock’n’Wheels popular Despite an extremely cold wind 250 vehicles were on display at Rock’n’wheels meet on Sunday. The show now has its own following as it gives Car Clubs and back yard enthusiasts an opportunity to show off their vehicles, hence the show’s theme ­ ‘‘If it has wheels and you love it, bring it along’’. The line up ranged from Mustangs to Commodores, Hot Rods to Dragsters, Rat Rods to Beach Buggies, to Camper Vans and the treasured family heirlooms. There was live music from The Rubber Band, an amazing display from the Kaiapoi Model Aero Club and Dean from

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Expensive crayfish Buying black market crayfish cost a Christchurch restaurant owner his $80,000 vehicle plus an $18,000 fine when he when he appeared for sentencing in Christchurch District Court last Thursday. Jianwen Li, 49, had earlier pleaded guilty to charges laid by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) of illegally buying fish to obtain a benefit, failing to keep records of fish he purchased and obstructing a fisheries officer, was also ordered to do 150 community work on top of having to forfeit his 2013 Toyota Prado to the crown and his fine. An MPI investigation showed Mr Li had purchased 176 crayfish illegally for his business ­ Southern Asian Restaurant ­ in several transactions between March and May 2014. Mr Li paid a black market price of $2510 for the 176 crayfish, when the legitimate market price of $90 a kilo would have cost $8712. He also had 86kgs of paua and produced receipts for the paua dating back to 2012 in an attempt to legitimise the fish. Ministry for Primary Industries Southern Investigations Manager John Gibson says people who buy black market seafood pose as much risk to our fisheries as those who do the illegal

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Obstacle and cross country race: An obstacle and cross country race will be run by the Rangiora Nursery School on Sunday (September 13) at Dudley Park, Rangiora. The event is to help raise funds to extend and provide resources for the large outdoor play area at the Nursery School. It will be a fun, healthy family event with activities, entertainment and food vendors suitable for the whole family. Racing will start at 10 am for the two­year­old competitors. Families can register their children and pay the entry fee of $10 ($15 after September 9) at www.rangioranurseryschool.co.nz. Combined Churches service: A Combined Churches service will be held at the pavilion in the Amberley Domain on Sunday, September 20, at 4pm to 5pm. Theme: Christianity in the Workplace. All welcome. A ‘cuppa’ follows. Details: Lola Love 314 6950, John Graham 314 6851. Craft Fair: The Soroptimist Craft Fair will be held at the Rangiora Function centre in the A&P showgrounds on Tuesday, October 20, 10am to 5pm. Many favourite stalls will be returned including artisan foods, plants, flowers, garden art, Christmas themed, clothes and jewellery. Free parking and eftpos will be available on site. A limited number stalls are still available ­ contact Lois Bennett 3136490 or Wendy McClung 31306247. Beginners Grafting: The Tree Croppers Association is running a Beginners Grafting session on Saturday, September 12, 2pm to 4pm at the Methodist Trinity Hall, King Street, Rangiora. Members and public welcome. Propagate your own fruit trees for your edible backyard. Here is a chance to learn some simple grafting techniques which will allow you to replicate your favourite fruit. If you already have a grafting knife please bring it along, but any small sharp knife would do ­ a pocket knife is ideal. Materials provided. We also have copies of the TreeCropper magazine to give away. Members free, Non­members a gold coin, Children free. Kaikoura Schoolyard Market: The Schoolyard market will be held on Saturday, September 19. Produce, plants, art and craft, new and used goods are all for sale. Sites 3.5m x 3.5m $10. The market is run by the Kaikoura Primary School PTA as a fundraiser. Contact Marlene (03) 3195759. The Writer’s Tea Party: The Tea Party is at the Amberley Memorial Library on Sunday, September 13, 2pm to 4pm. Guests are Trevor Agnes, TV reviewer and expert on books for children, Joanna Preston performance poet and Carl Nixon, novelist and playwright. $2.00 per person, $5.00 per family, includes afternoon tea. Sponsored by The Friends of the Amberley Library and the Hurunui Community Arts Council. Messy Church Bring your pet or cuddly toy to Messy Church at the Anglican Hall, Church Street, Sunday, September 27. There will be stories, music, pet blessing, pet portraits, crafts and supper. Adults and children welcome from 4.15pm to 6pm.

First Response vehicle arrives Waiau’s First Response vehicle has arrived but another $15,000 is needed to fund it. To date $45,000 of the $60,000 needed to buy the vehicle has been raised by the Waiau Volunteer Fire Brigade for the vehicle. A First Response Vehicle Spring Ball on September 26 is expected to give this a significant boost. The ball is being held in the Waiau Town Hall from 7pm till late and people can dance away the night in formal attire to the sound of the Test of Time Band. The $50 double and $30 single limited tickets include nibbles throughout the night and the opportunity to take part in a fundraising auction. Tickets are available from Waiau Hardware, by ringing 0275106353 or by emailing grantemma@clear.net.nz. A courtesy vehicle is available., Spokesperson Grant

Duncan says the community has been ‘‘absolutely brilliant’’ in supporting the fundraising efforts for the vehicle which will replace a small four­wheel drive vehicles and be fitted out with a defibrillator, oxygen, a first aid pack, basic fire fighting equipment and general rescue gear. A total of 27 people had bought sponsorship logos on the side of the vehicle which will remain for the life of the vehicle and others had donated substantial amounts. Mr Duncan says the brigade covers a huge area from Mt Lyford to Hanmer Springs and the vehicle will allow them to respond quickly to incidents, particularly medical callouts which were becoming more frequent. It will also help with easier access in snow and floods and help the Waiau­ based St John paramedic during adverse events.

Amberley fashion parade Models will strut the catwalk in Amberley on October 16 in aid of the Amberley School. The Parent Teacher’s Association is organising the Fashion Show to raise funds for Amberley school children, with all proceeds going to the PTA to support their learning. Tickets are on sale at Sally Mac’s Amberley and the Amberley School office.

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Airfield designation sought Rangiora’s rapid growth means the town’s airfield is at risk. In a report to last week’s Waimakariri District Council meeting, community and recreation manager Craig Sargison says action is needed to protect both the airfield and ‘‘the people who may be affected by it’’. While the Rangiora Airfield, located northwest of Rangiora, has been used for several years, it is not a designated airport and is subject to noise restrictions. This means as houses get closer to the airfield, it may not be able to continue to operate. Mr Sargison says the issue of designating the airfield has been discussed by the council since 2001. The council first approved proceeding with a designation in October 2005, but the process was delayed while additional land was purchased, which required a new development plan. A designation application was lodged in 2011, but there were concerns raised by the community. ‘‘A designation has two purposes. First is to identify in the district plan land, which the council holds or intends to acquire for the purposes of a public work. He says a designation would ‘‘protect

the land from any changes which might be inconsistent with, or hinder, the intended public work’’. It would also allow the council to do anything covered by the designation, ‘‘irrespective of the rules and policies in the plan that would otherwise apply’’. Community concerns included the proposed scope of the airfield operation. The 2011 designation proposed that over the next 5 to 10 years developments would include the establishment of a commercial aviation business precinct, a 20 metre wide sealed runway with lighting and extending hours of operation to between 5am and 10pm. ‘‘Discussions with consultants and the Airfield Advisory Group have concluded that a new designation should be confined to the scope of the current airfield operation together with the provision of hangars on the additional 12 hectares of land on Priors Road,’’ Mr Sargison says. He says there will need to be ‘‘some significant community engagement’’ before the designation process is completed. The council approved staff to proceed with preparing a notice of requirement to designate the Rangiora Airfield and a plan change to introduce noise contours around the airfield.

Merchant Navy remembered The Waimakariri district has recognised Merchant Navy Day. The Rangiora and Kaiapoi RSAs held separate ceremonies on Thursday, September 3, to remember the contribution of New Zealand’s Merchant Navy during World War 2. Rangiora RSA president Ian Thompson says members assembled at 8am to raise the ‘‘red duster’’ outside the RSA Club in Victoria Street. He says September 3 also marks the anniversary of the start of WW2, when Britain declared war on Germany in 1939. ‘‘Three hours later the British liner Athenia, carrying 1103 passengers, was torpedoed off Ireland with 98 passengers, including Canadian and American school children, and 19 crew killed. This was the start of the war at sea in which over 60,000 Merchant seafarers lost their lives. ‘‘Two­thousand New Zealanders served at this time on 65 ships which were on the Britain to New Zealand run.’’ Mr Thompson says the main Waimakariri district Merchant Navy Day service was held at the Kaiapoi Cenotaph at 2pm with a strong turnout. Wreaths were laid and The Last Post and Reveille were played to remember those who lost their lives serving the Merchant Navy. New Zealand first celebrated

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Local cadets to mark 75 years Scouts raising funds By DAVID HILL

By DAVID HILL St John is set to celebrate 75 years of training cadets in Rangiora. Rangiora St John secretary Tiffany Wafer says an ‘‘ambulance cadet’’ unit was first established in 1940 for boys, while a ‘‘nursing cadet’’ unit for girls started two years later. The two units were later combined to form one Rangiora cadet unit. Past and present Rangiora St John cadets are set to mark the 75th anniversary with a celebration on Saturday, September 26. Ms Wafer says a restored 1940 International ambulance will be making a guest appearance, along with slide show and photo boards on display at the St John rooms in Albert Street, the cutting of the anniversary cake and afternoon tea. An evening dinner will be held at Kingsford Kitchen in Southbrook. ‘‘The ambulances were pretty basic back then when you put it beside what we have got now.’’ She has compiled a spreadsheet of names of former Rangiora cadets, including 135 names who were involved in the 1940s. Those who she has been able to track down have been sent invitations. A former superintendent who now lives in Whangarei has been contacted to share some stories. St John has been associated with Rangiora since 1934 and the local branch celebrated 75 years in 2009. Ms Wafer says a number of cadets have gone on to spend a lifetime involved in St John, whether as ambulance officers or volunteers, or have embarked on medical careers. Many older members remain active through the St John Fellowship which assists with

Scouts from all over North Canterbury and Christchurch are set to converge on Kaiapoi for a major fundraiser. Pegasus Bay zone leader Kay Brown says scouts from around the region and their families are expected to set up stalls at an open day and boot sale at the Blue Skies Training and Conference Centre on Sunday, September 20, from 9am to 2pm. The day is a fundraiser for the next Scout Jamboree being held at Renwick, near Blenheim, during December Cadets . . . Rangiora St John ambulance and nursing cadets from the 2016 to January 2017. PHOTO: RANGIORA ST JOHN 1950s. Around 120 scouts are expected to attend the within the Rangiora St John cadet fundraising. jamboree from the zone, Debbie Hancox (nee Seal) joined unit ­ penguins for children aged 6­9 which includes scout troops at Rangiora, Kaiapoi, the youth division in 1967, going on years and the youth division from to achieve her Grand Prior’s Badge 10­18 years. Waimakariri (including Cust Cadets complete first aid training and Oxford), Glenmark and in 1973. She went on to become a Hanmer Springs, as well as and work towards community volunteer with the ambulance service badges, with the Grand service and now works in part of Christchurch. Ms Brown says there will be Prior’s Badge the top award. communications in the 111 call The Rangiora youth division has food stalls, sausage sizzles and centre, Ms Wafer says. around 70 members and is led by ‘‘St John has always featured in entertainment provided by the scouts, including building Bruce and Maree Vincent. her life, with many of her family swing bridges and fire being involved over the years. On the same day North Canterbury St John volunteers will walking. Debbie’s dad was an ambulance The scouts need to raise cadet in 1945 and remains involved be pushing a hospital bed for 42km around $1800 each over the in St John as a member of the North from Rangiora to Christchurch Hospital, leaving at 10am. Canterbury Fellowship. next year or so to attend the Rangiora St John will be cooking jamboree. ‘‘The thing with St John, people ‘‘It’s always good to kick­ up a barbecue at Rangiora New stay in it for a long time. I think it’s the ethos, companionship and World this Saturday, September 12, start with a big fundraising event, so it really eggs them from 10am to 3pm, where the community service ­ it’s all part of hospital bed and a defibrillator will on.’’ the package.’’ She says uniforms have changed be on display. Over the next 12 months or Registrations for the Rangiora St so the scouts need to spend at considerably over the years and she John cadets 75th anniversary close least 10 nights under canvas is gathering together photos from different decades to set up a display on September 14. To register and achieve their bronze scout award. Given that several of contact Tiffany on (03) 3137799 or at the celebration. email tiffany.wafer@stjohn.org.nz. those eligible to attend the Today there are two groups

jamboree are still enrolled in cubs, there is ‘‘a lot of work to do’’, Ms Brown says. ‘‘They do a lot of leadership training and have to be able to tie a certain amount of knots and be familiar with the arrangement of a campsite.’’ She says the scouting movement is in good heart in North Canterbury, with some scout troops struggling to find enough leaders to keep up with growing numbers. Rangiora has the largest troop with more than 100 scouts, while Kaiapoi is expected to grow once a new scout den opens next year, Ms Brown says. ‘‘The Kaiapoi scouts have been out of their scout hall since the earthquakes. At the moment they are all over the place so it makes it difficult, but it is starting to grow a bit now that word is out that they are going back to their scout den.’’ The Waimakariri scout troop, which meets at the Cust Community Centre, has around 30 members, Glenmark is ‘‘struggling’’ with less than 20 scouts, while the new troop at Hanmer Springs is ‘‘going gang busters’’ with nearly 40 scouts, Ms Brown says. ‘‘Going to scouts is an opportunity for kids get outside away from their iPads. I think it’s really important that they get outside and do some cool things and know how to cook for themselves. ‘‘It offers them so many skills that they can’t gain anywhere else.’’

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New horse sale in October By AMANDA BOWES Mt Sylvia, near Hawarden, will be the setting for an inaugural horse sale in October. Brian and Amy Anderson, who used to manage The Lakes Station and who now own Mt Sylvia, are both keen on horses and after bringing some colts and mares from The Lakes to their new property they thought about holding a horse sale. Brian approached Jim Greenslade, from Peter Walsh and Associates (PWA) when he was drafting lambs one day and put the

Horse sale . . . Brian and Amy Anderson are gearing up for a horse sale at Mt Sylvia. idea to him. Jim agreed to come on board and a date was set for October 16. Any type of horse or pony can be entered in the sale. Brian says they welcome all equines, both broken or unbroken. If horses are unbroken, it is preferable they have had some handling or contact with people otherwise it can be stressful for the animal and hard on yards. There will be a roped off area where people can try out the horses and have a good look before bidding on them. Unbroken horses will be available for viewing in a cattle yard type set up. Brian says they have been looking at some younger horses from Mt Mason to put in the sale, which should be popular with the bidders. If anyone is interested in entering a horse or pony they can contact Brian on 0275 673000 or Jim Greenslade on 0275 614416. The sale will begin at 1pm and the auctioneers will be from PWA.

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Springston Trophy coming to Eyreton The South Island’s largest pony club teams event is coming to the Waimakariri district. The Eyreton Pony Club, a branch of the North Canterbury Pony Club, is hosting the Springston Trophy at the Mandeville Sports Club in Ohoka during October 2 to 4. Club president Toni Lindo says the Springston Trophy is a three day event where teams of six riders (two junior riders 14 and under, two intermediate riders 15­17 years and two senior riders 18­24 years) are tested in three disciplines ­ dressage, cross country and show jumping. ‘‘It is the largest event in the South Island pony clubs’ calendar and one that every aspiring Mark Todd or Jock Paget aims to ride at.’’ This year 40 teams from pony clubs around the South Island and two from the North Island are competing. The Eyreton Pony Club, which won the Springston Trophy last year, has entered two teams as it aims to defend the trophy, Toni says. ‘‘Competition will be strong, however the atmosphere will be fun

with all competitors riding in their club colours and displaying their club mascots.’’ Toni says thanks to ‘‘generous support’’ from New Zealand Community Trust and Air Rescue Services, as well as fundraising and donations from local members, ‘‘Eyreton has built a brand new purpose built cross country course for its members’’. ‘‘This is the first time it will be used for a major event and it will also be used for the New Zealand Pony Club Association National Championship event in April 2016. ‘‘It is a wonderful facility which will be greatly appreciated by riders in North Canterbury, Canterbury and from around the South Island.’’ The Springston Trophy is open to the public and spectators are encouraged to come and support the young riders. Entry is free and there will be food stalls and trade stalls. Dressage will be held on Friday, October 2, followed by cross country on Saturday and show jumping on Sunday.

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Feathered horse show coming to North Canty By ROBYN BRISTOW New Zealand’s first Feathered Horse Show will be held at Whiterock, near Rangiora in November. Twelve Oaks Equestrian, the home of the Gypsy Royal Stud, will host the one­ day show. Lynda Boulton of the stud says holding a show for feathered horses ­ Gypsy Vanners, Clydesdales, Shires and Friesians ­ has been a dream of hers for a few years. ‘‘I wanted a one­day show to shine the spotlight on feathered breeds and give them a chance to shine,’’ says Lynda who has travelled to the United States where feathered horse shows are ‘‘really popular’’. ‘‘I wanted to promote feathered horses and give them somewhere special just for them. They can go in any classes at A&P shows, but doing something like this is a one­off opportunity for them,’’ she says. The Gypsy Vanner Horse Society swung in behind helping her organise a show to help her dream become a reality. She says November 14 was chosen so visitors and their feathered horses attending the Canterbury A&P show earlier in the week had the opportunity to attend while they were still in the district. There will be an inhand section for Youngstock three years and under and Adults four years and over.

Feathered horse . . . Emily Weibel rides Savannah, a typical horse of the Vanner Breed. Savannah has competed successfully in dressage, showjumping and cowboy challenge. PHOTO: SUPPLIED She also drives in harness. Champion and reserve champions will be awarded with an overall Inhand Purebred Feathered Horse Grand Champion selected. After a barbecue lunch there will be a ridden section, a fly feather jumping competition and a long line obstacle course open to all feathered horses and ponies, alternative other and lightly feathered. Lynda says feathered horses love to

jump, especially the Vanners. ‘‘Several do one­day events. They are beautiful dressage horses and love to jump. They are quite sensible and so brave,’’ she says. Lynda believes the long line obstacle course will be a first in New Zealand. It involves guiding/driving a horse around a course on a long line instead of driving them in a carriage. ‘‘The course is similar to a cowboy

challenge course and not like in a carriage where horses are driven mainly around cones. ‘‘It is more of a challenge and involves things like see­saws and flapping curtains,’’ she says. There is parking for people who want to stay over in their trucks and there is some yarding available and space in a deer paddock to put up fences for horses. The show will go on wet or fine as the stud has its own indoor 80m by 25m indoor arena with a big viewing area. All the Gypsy Stud’s horses are bred on farm by artificial insemination and when they are old enough they are driven on a long line around the farm. They have two stallions ­ Lion Prince who is eight­years­ old and West Moreland Cracker Jack who is four­years­old. Three of their eight broodmares come from Florida, two from Ohio, one from Texas, another from England via Australia and another bred on the property. ‘‘The one that came from Texas is exceptionally beautiful and won the champion coloured horse against all breeds at the Pegasus Horse Show in Rangiora recently,’’ she says.

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Jersey steer and horse form unlikely friendship on Waiau lifestyle block By AMANDA BOWES When Kate Brandram­Adams shifted to Waiau 16 years ago from Jersey, the one thing she missed most about home was the Jersey cows which were everywhere where she grew up. After visiting New Zealand on her first overseas trip with a friend, she decided that living on the other side of the world is what she wanted to do and so made it her home. Knowing her love of the Jersey breed, a farm worker on a near by dairy farm brought Kate a one­day­old Jersey bull calf that was destined for the bobby calf truck and unable to refuse, Kate introduced Mr Moo to the family. Kate’s horse, Stealthy and Mr Moo became friends and now the 25 year old horse and 16­year­old steer live a harmonious life on a block of land near Masons Flat. As a child Kate had always wanted a horse, but to own horses in Jersey you had to be rich, she says. Land was extremely expensive so she never had the opportunity to own a horse. When she shifted to New Zealand she realised the dream of having her own land, animals and in particular a horse was achievable and at the age of 30, she finally became the owner of her first horse. Kate nursed Stealthy back to health after she was severely injured in a paddock accident and the bond between

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Karin Werner’s lovely work ‘‘Another Dark Horse’’ stood out at the Kaiapoi Art Expo in July this year, and won the Public Choice Award. Her love of horses shows in the popular painting of a Friesian­bred mare she photographed first at a show. ‘‘It was a great compliment to win the award,’’ she said. Another one of her beautiful equine paintings, Reciprocity, won a Merit Award at the Rangiora Art Society’s three­day spring exhibition last weekend. Judge, and guest artist, Min Kim, said the painting was a ‘‘powerful work.’’ Karin has been painting and drawing all her life. ‘‘Starting on the wallpaper at an early age,’’ she said. ‘‘The first drawings I ever did were of horses. I have always loved them.’’ They feature strongly in her work. ‘‘Although I draw and paint other subjects, and in other styles, horses have always been a favourite subject, and I’m always looking to recreate, in a painting, some of what makes them such a special animal, not just for me, but others recognise that too.’’ She has two horses of her own, a thoroughbred mare and an elderly gelding. ‘‘The mare is the chestnut who features in many of my pictures.’’ Karin lives in North Loburn and often rides her mare around the roadsides

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School developing house system Kaiapoi diplomacy Southbrook School is creating a house system which it hopes will reflect the history of the community. Teacher Jess Bergs has been working on creating a house system, which she hopes will celebrate the Southbrook community as well as creating friendly competition among students. ‘‘We would really like those names to reflect North Canterbury and the community. We need to look at the history of names of people, areas, the river and the community. ‘‘I loved it when I was at school competing in house competitions. We used to get dressed up and we had a lot of

fun. It’s quite exciting and the kids are excited about it.’’ She said it is another way of helping make new families feel welcome at the school, as children are included in a house which is a mix of new entrance to year 8 students. Children get to go in the same houses as their brothers and sisters and, in time, as their parents. Ms Bergs said a box was been placed at the school office where people could put in suggestions for house names. Suggestions had included Hegan (after Hegan Reserve), Marshall (after Marshall Street) and names of past pupils. From the suggestions, students would

vote on the best names to create four houses and choose their house colours. House points will be earned for sporting, cultural and academic pursuits, with participation rewarded as well as achievement, Ms Bergs said. ‘‘It will allow us to have house relays and the house teams can go up against the teachers, which they always love. ‘‘Rather than just competing as individuals, students will get the satisfaction of competing for their teams and supporting their peers. ‘‘They might shine in sports, academic or cultural events and they can get points for participation.’’

By DAVID HILL A Kaiapoi student is set to get a taste of international diplomacy. Samuel Kirk­Reeve (17), deputy head boy at Kaiapoi High School, has been selected as part of a New Zealand delegation of 22 young people to attend an International Mock United Nations being held at The Hague, in the Netherlands, in January. ‘‘It’s going to be a pretty amazing opportunity ­ a once in a lifetime experience.’’ He was selected after attending a national mock United Nations conference in Wellington in July, where around 250 young people were put through their paces in a ‘‘very rigorous, very stressful and very competitive selection process’’, which included a written application and a half hour interview. The delegation was announced on the final day of the conference, with Samuel named the deputy leader. Samuel has a keen interest in foreign affairs and diplomacy and he first became aware of mock United Nations events from an internet search. ‘‘I’ve been striving for quite a few years for this trip, mainly outside of school. It was kind of bizarre, really. I discovered the United Nations youth in a google search and I started attending a few events.’’ ‘‘It’s certainly something that’s always interested me, the idea of being a diplomat and working overseas and working with other people to address some of the most pressing global issues.’’ The theme of the conference at The Hague is Sustainable Development and looking at how the world is moving away from a predominantly rural­ based economy to being more urbanised. ‘‘It’s a matter of doing it in a sustainable way and not to the detriment of the environment.’’ The New Zealand delegation is leaving on January 10 for a four week trip, beginning with a

Foreign affairs . . . Kaiapoi High Student Samuel Kirk­Reeve has been selected to attend an International Mock United PHOTO: DAVID HILL Nations. study tour of the United Nations headquarters in New York, which will be of particular interest given New Zealand is serving on the UN Security Council. They will also visit Paris, Rome, Vienna, Berlin and Geneva, where branches of the UN are based, before arriving in The Hague for the conference where 4000 young people from around the world will be attending. Even though it is a New Zealand delegation, Samuel says they will be assigned a country to ‘‘represent’’. Previous Kiwi delegations have taken on the role of the United Kingdom and the United States. ‘‘I was in a team of three at the national conference and we were France. We only found out a couple of weeks before and we had to debate issues like nuclear proliferation in both the plenary and Security Council sessions. Samuel needs to raise $8000 for the trip and has set up a webpage ­ www.givealittle.co.nz/cause/ sam2thimun. He is also exploring fundraising options including organising quiz nights.

New school sandpit A new sandpit at Kaiapoi Borough School is expected to be used for years to come. The new sandpit was officially opened last week and has been built by local Hire­A­Hubby franchisees Ron and Sandy Dawson, who have a daughter Courtney in year 4 at the school. The new 3.6metre x 3.6metre sandpit is protected by staging, which is rolled away on wheels on tracks and children will take turns at locking it up each night to protect it from vandalism and stray cats and dogs outside school hours. Mr Dawson advised the children to ‘‘just have fun in it and look after each other’’ and ‘‘try and keep the sand in the sandpit’’. ‘‘The kids were lining up watching while we were constructing it. They were really good, they stayed behind the line, but they’re certainly very excited about it.’’ The new sandpit was made

Playtime . . . James (5, left), Maverick (5) and Taliyah (7) enjoy the chance to play in Kaiapoi Borough School’s new sandpit.


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Youth given healthy choices By DAVID HILL Christchurch celebrity cook Jax Hamilton left her mark with Rangiora High School (RHS) students last month. Ms Hamilton, who was runner­up in MasterChef New Zealand series two in 2011, served up three ‘‘quick, easy, seasonal, healthy and affordable’’ dishes, complemented with humour and stories in a ‘‘cooking masterclass’’ for around 60 students for International Youth Day. ‘‘Eat food that’s seasonal and it will taste the best it will ever taste and it will be cheap,’’ she says. ‘‘I never eat processed food. I don’t eat McDonalds or KFC, or drink coke ­ which is probably why I look 12.’’ Her dishes were her own improvised recipes, using brussel sprouts, rice and chicken, mixed with ingredients from the pantry. ‘‘People say rice is bland ­ but rice is just a carb. It’s like bread ­ it is bland, but if you add something to it, you get the flavour. ‘‘Flavour doesn’t have to be expensive, just quick and easy.’’ The rice was cooked with almonds, coriander, butter, oil and garlic. Brussel sprouts are not the most popular food, but Ms Hamilton says that is because most people boil them. RHS acting principal Julia Malcolm suggested boiled brusssel sprouts tasted like ‘‘teenage boy’s bedrooms’’. Ms Hamilton prefers to deep fry or roast her brussel sprouts. In her demonstration she sliced them up and fried them with bacon, spring onions, garlic and parsley. She has had no formal training and was taught to cook by her mother who ‘‘was really good at creating easy dishes which are very tasty and cheap’’. If she was to become a chef, she says she

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Youth day . . . Jax Hamilton enjoyed cooking for Rangiora High School students for International Youth Day recently. PHOTO: DAVID HILL would want to be trained by Gordon Ramsey. She is also a fan of Jamie Oliver, Nigella Lawson and New Zealanders Al Brown and Simon Gault. RHS hospitality teacher Jacinta Quinn says she was impressed with how Ms Hamilton engaged with the students. ‘‘From the onset she involved the students, remembering their names and invited them to ask questions and participate frequently while she demonstrated her dishes. ‘‘She talked about healthy eating and encouraged students to cook their own food, saying it was easier, cheaper and much tastier than eating processed or take­away food. Jax gave good examples of menu items which students could easily prepare at home.’’

Garden fresh food is best Cooking simple, healthy and fresh food was the objective of a demonstration run by Kaiapoi Community Garden volunteers recently. Around 30 people attended a demonstration for cooking Vietnamese dishes at Kaiapoi Borough School hall, with most of the produce grown at the Kaiapoi Community Garden, volunteer Mandy Grenier said. ‘‘Helen (Roberts) and I are passionate about food and we wanted to promote cooking simple, healthy food that’s fresh, and eating something different.’’ The four year old Kaiapoi Community Garden is under going expansion, in a quarter acre sized area at the Kaiapoi Borough School and is in the process of acquiring an old classroom to use as a storage shed. The garden’s next open day will be held on Saturday, October 31.

Healthy choices . . . Kaiapoi Community Garden volunteers Mandy Grenier (left) and Helen Roberts serve up tasty Vietnamese food in the Kaiapoi Borough School PHOTO: DAVID HILL recently.

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Entries open for Canterbury farm environment awards

Champion . . . Okuku breeder Debra Tobin­Alexander was among the winners at the South Island Colourbration Show for alpacas at Canterbury Agricultural Park on Saturday, winning PHOTO: DAVID HILL supreme champion light fawn huacaya with Kooinda Ambrosia.

Success for local alpacas North Canterbury alpaca breeders were among the winners at the South Island Colourbration Show on Saturday. Local breeders lined up among the 180 alpacas and 80 fleeces entered for the annual show at Canterbury Agricultural Park. Australian Kylie Martin was the judge for this year’s show. A colourbration show is different from other alpaca shows, as the alpacas are judged only in their colour classes, so there are supreme champions across each of the colour classes in both breeds, suri and huacaya, and in both the animal and fleece sections, instead of having overall supreme champions. In all, there were be 28 supreme

champion ribbons and trophies on offer. Results (North Canterbury winners only): Fleece Section: Huacaya: Supreme champion black: Bemersyde Estate Lorde, Dixon and Glenys McIvor, Kaiapoi. Supreme champion grey: Angies Creek Evie, Andrea Meier, Kaiapoi. Supreme champion medium / dark fawn: Honeyfields Escobar, Barbara Lomax, Ohoka, North Canterbury. Supreme champion light fawn: Waikara Park Trilogy, Brendon Taylor, Loburn, North Canterbury. Supreme champion white: Honeyfields Sheridan, B Lomax, Ohoka. Breed Section (not all of the breed section results were available): Huacaya: Supreme champion light fawn: Kooinda Ambrosia, Debra Tobin­Alexander, Okuku, North Canterbury.

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Future proofing our region’s power supply Work has been completed on the newly upgraded Swannanoa Substation, a major milestone in a wider three year, $23 million project to provide additional capacity into the western region of the Waimakariri District, aimed at future proofing the region’s power supply. Commissioned in 2008, the Swannanoa Substation provides 10MW (megawatt) of electricity to the south-western area of Waimakariri (from Ohoka to West Eyreton).The recent project involved upgrading the existing 33kV (kilovolt) power lines that feed the substation to 66kV, effectively increasing the amount of electricity that can flow through the network. The upgrade project will provide greater network capacity and reliability for homes and businesses in the region, through improved quality of delivery.The next stage of the wider Waimakariri West project is the commissioning of the new Burnt Hill Substation. Construction of the substation started in 2012; the project is on track for completion late September. A huge thank you to the local community for their patience while the Swannanoa Substation upgrade was underway.

Installing one of the new transformers at the Swannanoa Substation.

Sports scholarship nominations closing soon Nominations for the MainPowerYouth Sports Scholarships close Friday 11 September 2015. It’s a great opportunity for our talented young sportspeople to receive recognition in their chosen sport as well as take a share in $30,000 of scholarship funding. Visit sportstrust.org.nz/sportsawards for more information.

Just look at what previous sports scholars are achieving Champion rower and 2014 scholar recipient Holly Greenslade achieved fifth place in the Under 23 Women’s Coxless Four at the recent World Championships held in Bulgaria. Holly has her sights on selection in the Elite Summer Squad and to trial to make the Women’s Elite Eight competing at the Rio Olympic Games in 2016. Katelyn Inch, a 2014 scholarship recipient, has been selected for the New Zealand Women’s Lawn BowlsTeam to play at the Asia Pacific Championship Games in November. Katelyn is the youngest player ever selected for a New Zealand bowls squad. Middle distance runner Angie Petty, a dual scholarship recipient in 2008 and 2009, ran a personal best time to win gold in the 800 metres final at the World University Games, elevating her to seventh place on the women’s 800m world rankings. Rowing champ Holly Greenslade competing at the World Championships.

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Pony club to mark 25 years The Eyreton Pony Club is set to celebrate its 25th anniversary. The club, which is a branch of the North Canterbury Pony Club, will mark 25 years by hosting the prestigious Springston Trophy at the Mandeville Sports Club grounds during October 2 to 4. President Toni Lindo says she is preparing a speech about the club’s history to present at the Springston Trophy welcome dinner on Thursday evening, October 1, and is inviting former and present day club members to attend. She says the Eyreton Pony Club has around 43 members and had 60 members at its peak. ‘‘It’s been a well­supported club with a range of ages ­ from 5 years to 40 years.’’ The club has won the Springston Trophy twice, including last year at Middlemarch in Otago, and has a number of riders who have had individual success including representing New Zealand. Ms Lindo says the club started out meeting at Harrs Road in Eyreton, before joining in with the Mandeville Sports Club where there is now a brand new purpose built cross country course and equestrian

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Canterbury’s rescue helicopter service is set to benefit from the opening weekend at Wee Dram Farm Park. The popular North Canterbury farm is holding a special re­opening day on Sunday, September 13, from 10am, with tickets costing just $9, with under 2s free, and all proceeds going to the Westpac Air Rescue Helicopter Trust. Manager Karen Findlay says visitors can enjoy hands on experiences with farm animals, pony rides for children and seeing the ‘‘new fuzzy spring babies’’. She is excited about the spring opening and says it is a great time to give something back. ‘‘The Westpac Helicopter does an amazing job saving lives and this is especially important for the rural community,’’ she says. New, original ‘‘gumboot art’’ will feature at the opening and can be seen when travelling along Oxford Road ­ more gumboot contributions are welcome and can be dropped at the gate. Wee Dram Farm Park is located at 492 Oxford Rd, just 4km from Rangiora. The park is open to the public from 10am to 4pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, and offers special farm experience group tours. These can be tailored to the group’s requirements or choose from packages such as ‘‘My Little

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Remembering Anzacs competition theme By AMANDA BOWES ‘‘Anzac is 100 years on and I will still remember them because ...’’ That was the theme of this year’s Amuri Community Arts Council 10th art competition which was held in the Hanmer Springs Library last Sunday.There were a range of entries, from quilting to photographic, paintings and diorama. Hurunui District Council Mayor Winton Dalley and wife Jean presented the prizes. The judges were looking at the way Anzac soldiers were remembered in art, and a panel of five used a points system to judge how well each entry reflected the theme. Charlotte Baldwin and Kay Kennedy, from the Amuri Arts Council, said the judges had a difficult time as the entries were all unique. Mr Dalley said it was great to be presenting the prizes and encouraged

people to take part in future art competitions. One of the judges, Carl Thompson, said he was impressed by the entries from the young people and the support of parents and teachers. ‘‘It is growing every year and it is great to see the number of people attending.’’ Amberley School won first place in the Group Entry five to seven years with their Anzac Poppy Fields. In the individual entry for five­to­seven years Nicholas Kelly won first prize with his exhibit ­ ‘‘Mounted Rifles ­ hat left behind’’. Rena Misra was second with ‘‘Anzac Day’’ and Oliver James third with ‘‘Remember It’’. Alexis Jayne Sandall, Lincoln Mackie, Grace Cundy, Leena Dwight, Ria Misra and Nallavi Podiachy all received commendations. In the eight­to­11 years, Maggie Ferguson won with ‘‘The Last Post’’, second went to Tom Hodges with ‘‘Reality

Maggie Ferguson ... receives her first prize from Mayor Winton Dalley and Jean Dalley for her entry ‘‘The Last Post.’’


at the Somme’’ third went to Ella Ferguson ‘‘Joining as One’’. Commendations were awarded to Flynn

Pearson, Deegan DeVree, Mateo Jamieson, Alisha Lewis, Hannah Hunter, Tom Hodges, Tuliani Nichol, Lucas Kelly, James Kelly, Alex Roberts, Emily Hodges. Amuri Area School Years 7­to­8 won first prize in the Group Age 12­to­14 years with ‘‘Lest We Forget.’’ ‘‘Hand in Hand’’ by Jean Durand won the 15­to­18 years age group and in the 19­years plus Kara Lynn with ‘‘Messine Ridge Memorial’’ and ‘‘Lost Souls’’ by Jane Van Keulen were placed first equal. Linda Constable with ‘‘War is mainly a catalogue of Blunders’’ was awarded third prize. Commendations were awarded to Charlotte Baldwin with ‘‘War is built on the lives of the Fallen’’, Libby Taylor’s ‘‘Waikari Anzac Parade’’ and Alexandra Watson ­ ‘‘On Chunuk Bair’’ and ‘‘Their Name Liveth Evermore’’. The winning entries will be on display in the Hanmer Springs Library until the end of September.

Balcairn Public Hall packed for String Wizardry REVIEWED BY TIM LINDLEY

In the latest Arts On Tour New Zealand concert at the Balcairn Public Hall, a packed house audience was treated to an afternoon of absolute delight. From the start it was evident that String Wizardry, comprising harpist Helen Webby and guitarist Davy Stuart, possess a deep knowledge of Celtic music and a love for their instruments. It is their joy to share their passions. They did so with warm gentle humour in a way that left the audience feeling we had just experienced something very special, a

concert to remember. Webby is principal harpist with the CSO and Stuart an award winning Celtic performer. The first half of the concert took us on a tour of Celtic music through time and place. Irish jigs were followed by hornpipe and reel. Davy noted the first jig was a No. 1 hit back in 1690. These were followed by a set from Davy’s native Scotland, including deeply moving song ‘Back of the North Wind’, a colourful love poem by Robbie Burns and Neil Gow’s light­hearted lament ‘Farewell

to Whisky’. Webby’s playing was simply sublime. It was difficult to know what was best ­ to watch her exercise her amazing musicianship on the Irish Harp, an instrument that clearly is not that easy to master, or to close the eyes and be transported by the music to somewhere else entirely. As always the supper break (in this case, afternoon tea) is a special event at Balcairn, with traditional scones and pikelets with cream and jam and lots of other goodies.

After the break the concert changed pace with contemporary pieces among the traditional. There was even an item written for bagpipe and played on the harp. Strangely, it worked. ‘String Wizardry’ is an apt title for the duo, as the event was truly magical and the audience left happily entranced. These Arts On Tour concerts, sponsored by Mike Greer Homes, are well worth attending. The next, on Friday, October 16, features singer songwriter Adam McGrath. It’s best to buy tickets in advance ­ the String Wizardry concert was a sell­out.

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Big queue at Rangiora Art Society show People bought art work because they liked the colours, The Rangiora Art Society’s the picture, or because they knew annual three­day spring the artist. exhibition opened last Friday She believed this exhibition with record crowds and sales. was popular because buyers There was a queue of people knew they could get ‘‘good art at waiting to get in to the exhibition good prices’’. at the Rangiora Bowling Club This year’s guest artist was Min rooms last Friday morning. But, Kim, who was born in South even then some people missed Korea. out on art they wanted, Rangiora She began drawing and Art Society president Ngaire painting as a young child Hunt said. alongside her artist father, Kevin ‘‘Yesterday was massive,’’ she Kim, before attending Jung Ang said on Saturday. University of Fine Art in South She thought the big demand for Korea. She immigrated to New art at the show was due to so Zealand in 1999 where she many new homes being built in became a full­time artist. In 2007, Ngaire Hunt . . . president of the Rangiora Art Society, with Min Kim’s North Canterbury. There were she travelled to Italy where she pencil portrait, ‘‘Morning newspaper’’, during the society’s 3­day spring also a lot of people coming out to studied art in Florence for two the exhibition from Christchurch, years before returning to New exhibition at the Rangiora Bowling Club rooms, last Saturday. PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP she said. Zealand, and now lives in


Christchurch. She was also judge at this year’s exhibition, and chose Susan Ferguson’s acrylic painting ‘‘Will It Stop Hurting Mumma’’ to win the premiere award at the exhibition, the Russell Andrew Memorial Cup. It is the second year in a row she has won the Memorial Cup and the third time she has won the award. The painting was a ‘‘magical portrait, with elegant shadow and lightness,’’ Min Kim said. ‘‘If we feel the soul from the painting, we naturally fall in love with that.’’ All the work on show was done by Rangiora Art Society members. This year they exhibited 387 paintings. The society was set up in 1959, and now has nearly 150 members.

Drawings beautiful at Treasures exhibition precious part of our heritage and landscape. Kate Jacob’s drawings in Living Great care must be taken to Treasures of the Waimakariri, protect them from extinction for Flora and Fauna in Oil Pencil, at future generations to enjoy, such Art On The Quay in Kaiapoi, are as the Kaki ­ a black native beautiful. wading stilt found only in New But these delicately­detailed Zealand, but critically drawings also pack an important endangered. conservation message. Each one of Kate’s 21 The birds, bees and drawings in the exhibition is butterflies, plus the native accompanied by a small profile, plants that sustain them, on including the translated Maori show in this exhibition, are a name.


Her lovely drawing of an adult black stilt is given pride of place at the start of the exhibition, with an accompanying plea. ‘‘There are only around 100 adults (remaining), including those in captivity. Can we protect its habitat from predators and man­made disturbance before it becomes extinct?’’ The Treasures of the Waimakariri exhibition came about after Kate’s drawings

featured in the popular, recently published Tuhaitara Field Guide, part of the Tuhaitara Coastal Park’s development programme. Some of the birds in the guide are also featured in the exhibition. Kate was born in England in 1972. She moved to New Zealand with her husband and two children two years ago, and now lives in Tuahiwi. She studied history and art at Roehampton Institute of Higher Education in

London and gained a Bachelor of Arts degree. After starting a family she began selling her paintings at craft fairs. After moving to New Zealand, she did a course in botanical drawing at Rangiora. She uses oil­based pencils for her work. The sharp­ pointed pencils, and smooth paper she uses help her create the exquisite detail so prominent in her work. The exhibition ends on September 16.

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Properties for sale throughout North Canterbury

118 Duffs Road, Balcairn Deadline Sale For more information contact James Murray on 027 436 8103 or view online www.farmlandsrealestate.co.nz – property ID AM1024

Rural Opportunity Space exists here for various rural based farming enterprises. The lovely 164m2, three double bedroom home with open plan living, is set on an established garden complete with glass house and garden shed. The very spacious living, which is heated by a log burner, opens out to a large deck, ideal for those warm summer nights and BBQ’s. Bathroom has a shower plus spa bath. Adjacent double garaging includes a self-contained sleep-out. A purpose built artist’s studio nestles in the peace and quiet of the garden.

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The property is in two titles with a total area of 15.76 hectares. Two road frontages and an adjoining boundary provide future development possibilities.

Handy to Amberley and Rangiora and just 40 km to Christchurch, the property is well placed for both schooling and commuting.

Presently run as a cattle breeding unit, the farm is subdivided into eight well sheltered paddocks. Fencing is post and wire plus some electric and all in good condition. Annual fertilizer applications and a pasture renewal program has the property in great heart.

The property is in great condition and is ready for new owners to move in and enjoy all that it has to offer, inspection will not disappoint.

A good set of cattle yards with all-weather access plus a full range of farm sheds compliment the farming operation.

This property will sell, phone agent now for an appointment to view. Deadline Sale closing 4pm, Friday 9 October 2015 - to Farmlands Real Estate Ltd, 22 Courage Road Amberley

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For Sale

New Listing | 672 Depot Road, Oxford


New Listing | 242 Esplanade, Kaikoura


If You Have The Family - We Have The Home. Enjoy mountain views of natural beauty on your new country lifestyle close to the flourishing town of Oxford in this 165m2 modern, three bedroom home - master with en suite and walk-in wardrobe. Property includes a secure outdoor child’s play area/pet run, double internal access garage and two large implement sheds. Set on 4 hectares, the property is divided into seven main paddocks perfect for horses or calf rearing. | Property ID RA1650

Open Home


Emily Newell 027 472 0409 Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

Spectacular Views, Outstanding Position, Unlimited Potential. This desirable sheltered waterfront location, with two road frontages provides potential for further development of the 2,673m2 parcel of land. Substantial four bedroom residence with large conservatory and separate tow bedroom cottage. Ripe for development, with views and location. Make an appointment to view. | Property ID BL1161

Amberley | Willowside Place

Auction Reminder

Fernside | 325 Mairaki Road


4 Hectares

1,108m - 1,289m 2


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

Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425


Sunday 2.15 to 3.00pm


2pm, Saturday 12 September 2015

4 Hectares


By appointment

Contact Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

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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

Emily Newell 027 472 0409

Barry Keys 027 434 7689

Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600

By appointment


Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600

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


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Allan Gifford 027 226 2379

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For Sale New Listing

118 Duffs Road Balcairn Deadline Sale

Closing 4pm, Friday 9 October 2015


James Murray 027 436 8103

Rural Opportunity - 15.7 Hectares. Lovely three bedroom home with open-plan living set in an established garden. Purpose-built artist’s studio. In two titles with two road frontages. Presently run as a cattle breeding unit, the farm is subdivided into eight well sheltered paddocks, cattle yards and a full range of complementing farm sheds. Handy to Amberley and Rangiora and just 40km to Christchurch. | Property ID AM1024

Open Home

753 Depot Road Oxford Price $555,000


Amberley | Courage Road 1,000m2 - 2,023m2

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



Emily Newell 027 472 0409 Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

By appointment


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

Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425 Malcolm McNaughton 027 297 4297





Offers over $880,000

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222 High Street 4 Hectares

14a Mulholland Drive 2.2 Hectares

Kerin Pitkethley 027 698 7453

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718 Emily Newell 027 472 0409

Their Loss - Your Gain. Immaculately presented, executive four bedroom family home with study (or smaller fifth bedroom); main with en suite and walk-in wardrobe. Kitchen with butler’s pantry, open-plan living, two heat pumps, gas fire and gas hot water. Good storage throughout with over-size, double internal access garage and garden shed. Heated in-ground swimming pool. Handy to Darfield Township; a comfortable daily commute to Christchurch city or airport. | Property ID DA1646

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





By negotiation

$600,000 plus GST (if any)



Allan Gifford 027 226 2379

Allan Gifford 027 226 2379

Blind River Loop Road 8.5 Hectares

Seddon Special. Handy-sized lifestyle block at an affordable price within a 25 minute drive from Blenheim via State Highway 1. Modern two bedroom ‘Habode’ home with woodburner. Solar power only. Some completion work required for code compliance. 3-bay shed, chook house with run and pig stye. Sloping land provides a good opportunity to enter the vineyard industry underpinned by shares in the Blind River Irrigation Scheme. Domestic water is sourced from the Birch Scheme. | Property ID BL1142

James Murray 027 436 8103

Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

Redwood Pass Road 153 Hectares

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

Emily Newell 027 472 0409

Barry Keys 027 434 7689

Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600

Allan Gifford 027 226 2379

Chris Abbott 027 435 2872

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This week’s open homes in North Canterbury Thursday September 10th Kaiapoi

1.00pm 3.15pm

2.00pm 4.00pm

Parklands 2.00pm


Rangiora 12.45pm


Sunday September 13th

4 Charles Street 5 Williams Street

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

12b Bolero Place

Harcourts Twiss Keir

64 Oakgrove Drive

Harcourts Twiss Keir

Saturday September 12th Amberley 12.00pm


Cheviot 11.00am 11.45am 11.45am 12.30pm 2.00pm 11.00am 1.00pm

11.30am 12.15pm 12.15pm 1.00pm 3.00pm 3.30pm 1.45pm


1.00pm 3.15pm

2.00pm 4.00pm

Parklands 2.00pm


Pegasus 12.00pm 1.00pm

12.30pm 1.30pm


12.00pm 12.45pm 3.00pm

1.45pm 1.30pm 3.30pm

Amberley 11.00am 11.00am 12.00pm 12.00pm 1.00pm 2.15pm

Ashley 3.00pm

Harcourts Twiss Keir

17 Seddon Street 30 Ward Road 28 Ward Road 42 Ward Road 37 Homeview Road 17 Fairview Bairs 26 Ashview Place

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

4 Charles Street 5 Williams Street

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

12b Bolero Place

Harcourts Twiss Keir

3 Kuta Street 36 Kahuraki Drive

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

26 Ashview Place 64 Oakgrove Drive 17 Fairview Bairs

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

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Thursday September 10 2015

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Free Wi-Fi for Cheviot

Long service . . . Carl and Margaret Thompson ­ long time supporters PHOTO: AMANDA BOWES of the Amuri Community Arts Council.

Service appreciated By AMANDA BOWES For more than 40 years, Carl and Margaret Thompson have worked quietly behind the scenes for the Amuri Community Arts Council (ACAC). This dedication was recognised on Sunday when Hurunui District Council Mayor Winton Dalley, awarded them with a Mayoral Certificate of Appreciation at the ACAC Art competition prize giving in the gallery at the Hanmer Springs library. Mr and Mrs Thompson, who live in Hanmer Springs, have been involved with the ACAC since its fledgling days when Dr Jan Crawford started it up. Mr Thompson is a well known nature photographer and for many years has worked with the

ACAC Autumn School. Both he and his wife have helped with the running and planning of events the ACAC put on throughout the year. Mrs Thompson spent many hours putting together a book which has a photographic record from the past 40 years. The process was long and complex as many of the photos didn’t have any information, so much research was undertaken to find out who, what, why and where in many instances. Mrs Thompson urged youngsters at the prize giving to always put a name, place and date on their photos, so people in the future know what the photograph relates to. Both were impressed by this year’s entries in the art competition and enjoyed the art works on display.

Cheviot has become the second North Canterbury town to offer free Wi­Fi as part of an initiative started by Enterprise North Canterbury (ENC) earlier this year. ENC has worked closely with the Cheviot Promotion Association to bring accessible wi­fi to the main street. Chief Executive of ENC, Heather Warwick, says there is a growing list of regional centres around New Zealand offering free Wi­Fi, and part of ENC’s role was to enable these kind of initiatives for North Canterbury towns. ‘‘We started earlier this year with Culverden. Cheviot is the second town to come on board. Free wi­fi will encourage visitors to linger longer, spend more money and take full advantage of the many attractions and facilities of some of our rural townships’’.

ENC paid for the access points and signage, however, it has been a collaborative effort. ‘‘If we didn’t work in partnership with the local communities this kind of project would not be sustainable,’’ she says. Gary Mitchell, chair of the Cheviot Promotion Association welcomes the move, particularly for visitors who can tap into the Wi­Fi and also gives access to cheviotnz.com and other local websites. Locals have also benefitted with some coming into town to use the Wi­Fi because in some areas there is not great connectivity. The local business community are also fully behind the plan and sponsorship places are already full up for the year ahead. ‘‘It’s good for visitors, good for locals, good for businesses and good for Cheviot,’’ he says.

Celebrating free Wi­Fi . . . Gary Mitchell, Chair of Cheviot Promotions Association and Debbie Anderson, ENC Board PHOTO: SUPPLIED. Trustee.

Historic book planned A book commemorating the lives of men who laid the foundations of the Hawarden­Waikari district is being planned. The Historical Society based in the district is finalising the content of the book and the Book Committee says to qualify for inclusion, a cut­off date of men being born prior to 1920 has been imposed.

A similar publication ­ ‘‘Our Apron Strings’’, which commemorated the lives of 170 women born prior to that date, was published in 2009. It outstripped all expectations by selling more than 700 copies. The Book Committee says it has compiled a master list of people in the district but they realise there may be people who have not been

contacted who may wish to have a relative or friend included in the book. October 1 has been set as the cut­off date to be included in the book and anyone with information of interest or a name to add to the list please contact Doc Sidey (03) 3144277. The book will be available to the public by the second week in December.

Sam Bell wins 10km Nth Loburn event

They’re off . . . Competitors start the 10km run/walk in the North Loburn School’s annual Ashley Forest Fun Run and Walk last Sunday PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP. morning.

Results Rangiora Smallbore Rifle club results: Thomas Warming­Smith 188.8, Sam Vincent 99.5, Brian Lunn 98.2, Matthew Ham 91.3, Michael Anderson 91.2, Don Roche 91, Matthew Ham 91, Rebecca W. 90.2, David Cain 90.1, Don Roche 89.1, John­Luke Fenn 88, Georgina Woods 87.1, Zahra Fox 85, Matthew Ham 84, Brayden Smith 83, Dave Ham 83, Destarnia Smith 82.1, Dave Ham 80, John­Luke Fenn 79, Chris H. 79, Ryan Fox 79, Paige Brown 78, Sam Plows 73.

By SHELLEY TOPP The 10km run at the North Loburn School’s Ashley Forest Fun Run and Walk last Sunday was won for the second year in a row by Sam Bell in a time of 38 minutes 20 seconds. This improved on his 2014 time by 2 minutes. The 21km race was won by Arthur Wolf Whitehead in a time of 1hr 23mins. School principal Simon Green said that with more than 400 entries it was the most successful run in its 7­year history. ‘‘We are grateful that people took the time on Father’s Day to come out and support this event,’’ he said on Monday. The event was also a very successful fundraiser for the school. ‘‘We are still working out the totals, but it looks like we will raise around $7000 from this event which is amazing,’’ he said. ‘‘The school is continuing to use funds raised to upgrade the digital technologies in the classrooms so this is very much appreciated.’’

Boating club regatta postponed A predicted cold front forecast for last Sunday forced an early postponement of the Cure Boating Club’s March Construction Bridge To Bridge Regatta. Club organiser, Peter Midgley said they made the call on the Wednesday before Sunday’s race, because poor weather was forecast. As it turned out, the weather on Sunday was far better than expected, with blue skies and sunshine during the morning, but with a bitterly cold southerly.

He said that would have made it unpleasant for the rowers and spectators if the event had gone ahead as planned. The race has been rescheduled for next month, on Saturday, October 17, with a starting time of 9am. It will start at the club house by the Kaiapoi Bridge, on the Kaiapoi River. Crews will be graded in to divisions with the fastest crew starting first. Each crew will leave on 10 to 15 second intervals.

The 9.1 kilometre event is one of New Zealand’s longest rowing races. The race route heads down the Kaiapoi River, on to the Waimakariri River, upstream to the turn boat at the Stewarts Gully Yacht Club, along to the number 2 turn boat anchored 200 metres from the Waimakariri Yacht Club, turning at this point and heading upstream then turning into the Kaiapoi River and finishing at the Cure Club.

Thursday September 10 2015

Kaiapoi churches in good spirit By DAVID HILL Kaiapoi’s churches are bouncing back, five years on from the first Canterbury earthquake which devastated the town. Like so many in the town, the churches suffered damage to, and loss of buildings, and congregation members faced insurance issues, with several placed in the residential red zone and a number forced to move away. However, the churches rose to the challenge, providing pastoral care and support to their communities. Kaiapoi Anglican vicar Rev Felicity Whitcombe says her parish is ‘‘making steady, healthy progress in a quiet way’’. ‘‘A lot of good things are happening in Kaiapoi. It’s a healthy, happy place to be.’’ The 160­year­old St Bartholomew’s wooden church building in Cass Street, the oldest church building in North Canterbury, is set to be restored at a cost of $1.2 million, once the hall has been completely refurbished so it can be used as a temporary worship centre. Rev Whitcombe says the parish has received ‘‘amazing support’’ from the community and contractor GraceWorks ‘‘has been very good to us’’. Permission is being sought from the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority to place the church building on red zone land, while new foundations are laid. She says the parish has been overwhelmed by the ‘‘wonderful people and the local community’’ at Clarkville who have stepped up to support the St Augustine’s Church with maintaining the building and grounds. New initiatives this year include family


Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd October Rangiora Borough School Hall Our club supports many groups and individuals in the Rangiora district each year.

Help us to do this again by donating books, magazines, DVDs, CDs, puzzles. Drop boxes are available at: Caltex Rangiora Rangiora New World.

Historic church . . . St Bartholomew’s Anglican Church in Kaiapoi is waiting to be restored.


services at St Bartholomew’s at 11am, after the more traditional 9.30am service, led by Rev Whitcombe and Rangiora New Life School principal Stephen Walters. These are about to become weekly, with Neil Shafkey, who is new to the area, taking charge in the weeks when Rev Whitcombe preaches at St Augustine’s, St Thomas’ (Eyreton) and St Alban’s (Ohoka). The Riverside Christian Fellowship’s main building, the former Rialto Cinema building, was destroyed in the September 4, 2010, earthquake. Work to build a new $2 million community centre on the site is well under way and is expected to be completed next year. The Kaiapoi Co­operating Parish was

forced to demolish its 100­year­old manse, which had been used as a community building and for office space, due to earthquake damage. Parishioner Jean Turvey says there are plans to rebuild, but these still need to be approved by the Methodist and Presbyterian churches. The parish has been without a minister since Rev Peter Jackson moved on late last year to take up another appointment, however Mrs Turvey says the parish is optimistic a part time appointment will be made soon. She says the parish is in good spirits, with visiting ministers and local lay preachers leading worship on Sundays and ‘‘several local ladies’’ doing the hospital visiting.

Heritage Building Fund toward this work. However, parish chairman Rev Norman West says the total of these money is about $815,000. ‘‘The parish has arranged for an assessment of the cost to repair and restore the church and the estimate is about $1.3 million. This leaves a considerable shortfall in funding for the project, of almost $500,000. ‘‘The public meeting held on August 21 was not well attended by the local community. There was no indication that the Church can expect local funding to meet the shortfall of almost $500,000. ‘‘One question being considered is to look for other charitable funding sources. This is being investigated. At the same time the group determined it

is essential that Heritage New Zealand, who have offered a grant of up to $200,000 for the project, be informed of the financial implications involved with a shortfall of $500,000.’’ Rev West says there is a desire to keep a Methodist presence in Woodend. ‘‘If the church is not repaired and restored the parish will consider improvements to the hall to retain our presence, as the property includes a cemetery that cannot be sold. ‘‘The realistic implication that emerged at our meeting is that future of the historic Woodend Methodist Church is at risk. Without the funding required to repair and restore the Church the only option will be demolition.’’ For more information about the Woodend Methodist Church contact rangioramethodist@clear.net.nz.

Tennis club open day North Canterbury sports results the seniors section and several junior teams. Tennis players are being ‘‘But we are always looking invited to dust off their for more players and social players keen to have an raquets and get into the swing of the tennis season at opportunity to play some the Amberley Tennis Club’s tennis. We want to cater for open day on Sunday everyone’s needs,’’ says Mr (September 13). Bennetto. The club, which caters for Barbecues will also be held all ages and levels and for on the remaining Sundays social and competitive leading into the competition players, welcomes everyone and may continue for social players who may play Sunday to the courts on Douglas Road for a barbecue, some matches or mid­week games. fun and a chance to ease their Mr Bennetto says the club way into match play and to is also organising a enjoy a social gathering of professional coach to help some of the 60 members. people in all grades with President Simon Bennetto their tennis. says the afternoon starts at Amberley is one of the 1pm and is a prelude to the larger North Canterbury North Canterbury clubs with 40 adult members competition starting on and 20 junior members. October 3. ‘‘We would love anyone The club in the past has had interested in tennis to come two teams in the Presidents along on Sunday and have grades, two to three teams in some fun,’’ he says. By ROBYN BRISTOW

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Rotary Club of Rangiora

Woodend church no closer to resolution Woodend’s Methodist church building is no closer to a resolution. The Rangiora­Woodend Methodist Parish held a public meeting on Friday, August 21, to share information with the community about the future of the earthquake­damaged Woodend Methodist Church. However, the meeting was not well attended. The Woodend Church, which is a listed category 2 heritage building and was built in 1911, suffered extensive damage in the 7.1 magnitude earthquake on September 4, 2010. Since then the parish has received Insurance money and a further grant from the New Zealand Methodist Church is being held for the repair and restoration of the Church. Heritage New Zealand has also offered a grant from the Canterbury

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Hurunui Rangers Trophy winners for the 2015 season are as follows: First Kicks Most Promising: Poppy Clapham. Sixth Grade Heroes: Most valuable player ­ Castro Donaldson. Most improved player ­ Leith Foster. Sixth grade Hunters: Most valuable player: Fin Newman. Most improved player Aidan Charles. Seventh grade Griffins: Most valuable player ­ Max Tavendale. Most improved player ­ Teagan McIntosh. Seventh Grade Lions: Most valuable player ­ Bain. Most improved player ­ Ruby Beckdahl. Eighth grade Lightning: Most valuable players ­ Luka Herber and Denver Donaldson. Most improved ­ Eli Brookfield. Ninth grade Aces: Most valuable player ­ Laura Newman. Most improved ­ Grace Leen. Ninth and tenth grade Stormers: Most valuable player ­ Deakon Paget. Most improved ­ Rose Anderson. Tenth grade All Stars: Most valuable players ­ Matthew Petrie and Benjamin Patchett. Most improved ­ Ben Depree. Eleventh grade Blue: Most valuable player ­ Blake Findlay. Most improved ­ Willem van der Knaap. Eleventh grade white: Most valuable player ­ Regan Topp. Most improved ­ Zac Taylor. Twelfth grade: Most valuable player ­ Eden Little. Most improved ­ Brody Paget. Thirteenth grade: Most valuable player ­ Connor Wilson. Most improved ­ Michael

Price. Fifteenth grade: Most valuable players ­ Robson Chiverton and Kieran Mitchell. Most improved ­ Imogen Bradbury. Coach of the year: Kevin Cowap. Club member of the year: Mariluz Lloves. Amberley Smallbore Rifle results: First round of the Self­handicap competition: T McIlraith 100.10, M Bradley 100.10, K Brown 99.10, C Bradley 99.10, A Heaven 99.9, C Rhodes 99.8, Georgia Rhodes 99.8, Grace Russell 99.8, J Beaton 98.9, G Evans 96.9, J Bradley 95.10, B Beaton 93.8. Second round results: T McIlraith 199.19, K Brown 197.18, C Bradley 196.18, G Evans 194.16, C Rhodes 194.14, M Palmer 192.17, C Griffin 191.18, G Wright 190.11, J Bradley 189.17, M Bradley 188.17, D McIlraith 185.16, J Beaton 181.17. Other scores August 31: K Brown 99.7, C Griffin 99.7, 99.6, G Wright 98.5, 97.5, M Criglington 94.3, C Rhodes 94.0. Rangiora Bridge Club results: Saturday Afternoon Pocock Pairs: North/ South: Gaynor Hurford / Dawn Simpson 1. East/West: Judith Calder / Denise Lang 1. Monday Afternoon Rata Pairs: N/S: Selwyn Green / Pat Green 1, Judith Driver / Jan Roose 2, Pat Ballinger/Jenny Hassall 3. E/W: Jill Amer/Judith Calder 1, Geoff Swailes/ Richard Luisetti 2, Janice Pickering/Kareen McKay 3. Wednesday Evening Individual: N/S: Brett Waterfield/Ian Brash 1, Hilary Lakeman/Joyce Gray 2, Bev Wood/Judy Hayton 3. E/W: Geoff Norris/Noel Grigg 1, Junette McIntyre/ Lester Garlick 2, Suzette McIlroy/Robin Hassall and Gaynor Hurford/ Heather Waldron equal 3.


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If you have books etc to donate we can collect them. Phone: Bruce Walker 0274 724 439 Rotary - serving the community

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AMBERLEY GOLF CLUB NEW MEMBERSHIP DEAL $490 We would like you to experience our quality 18 Hole Golf Course and friendly Country Club Membership. We are offering NEW members a subscription going from now until 28 February 2017 for just $490. That's 18 months for the price of 12! Our Members enjoy a range of Club days without the need to book tee times. Saturdays are particularly popular with couples, who can travel together and both socialise afterwards, as our Men and Women share the start times.


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...the Amberley experience...

Enrolling at Amberley School for 2016 Thinking about enrolling your 4 year old at Amberley School with their fifth birthday not far away? Keen to consider an enrolment at Amberley School although you may not be in the school’s zone (we do have limited ‘out of zone’ enrolment places available next year). Wondering why we’re so BIG on Amberley P.R.I.D.E.? Like to know more about the Amberley experience and the development of our modern learning environment, and future building / development plans? What’s this Amberley Journey and being an Amberley Learner all about? The school is holding an open afternoon on Monday September 21 at 1.30pm in the school’s learning centre (Arahura) - love to see you to hopefully answer any questions you may have, and take you on a tour of our amazing school. For any other enquiries, or to have an enrolment pack mailed out to you, ring the office on 314 8309, or visit the school website at www.amberley.school.nz to download a pack.

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PUBLIC NOTICE Sale and supply of alcohol act 2012 Section 101

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Shark & Taties Limited has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Amberley for the renewal of the On-Licence in respect of the premises situated at 40 Douglas Road, Amberley, Hurunui district known as The Railway Tavern. The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is that of a Tavern. The days on which and the hours during which liquor is sold under the licences are: Monday - Sunday 10.00am to 1.00am the following day. The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Hurunui District Licensing Committee at 66 Carters Road, Amberley. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the grant of the application may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the Hurunui District Licensing Committee, PO Box 13, Amberley. No objection to the renewal of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 131 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. This is the first publication of this notice.

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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.

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

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

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

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

CRAIGS Trees (03) 327-4190

Ph Rob McAlister 027 434 0315 A H 03 313 2276

Free Quotes 027 2299 454

Darwin Earthworks Ltd Rangiora



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


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.

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

WOF $35

Semi–retired Builder Trade Qualified and LBP Carrying out all types of carpentry work & repairs in North Canterbury. Canterburyy. Totally honest & reliable. All building work considered. Free quotes – guaranteed workmanship.

03 313 2840



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

PH Steve 03 920 3081 or 027 433 9140

Rangiora 03 313 6096




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

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

Driveways Landscaping Retaining Walls Earthworks Foundations

Wastewater Septic Tanks Treatment Plants Drainage Irrigation

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

Computer Repairs

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


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


(will travel)


Dairy Conversion Specialist

Phone (03) 313-9192

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

Garage Doors AUTOM OPENE ATIC RS $ inc GS 495


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

027 207 6128 Ph 03 310 6577



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• Supply, Installation, Repairs & Maintenance • Domestic & Commercial. Roller, Sectional, Tilt Doors • Supply & Install Auto Openers hamish@abelgaragedoors.co.nz www.abelgaragedoors.co.nz



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

Garry W Mechen

Registered Clinical Dental Techncian


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

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


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

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

Number one

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



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

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

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

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

Free quotes



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

Allan Pethig For all your electrical needs. Residential & Commercial

• Registered Master Builder

38a Ashley Street, Rangiora



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



• Local Small family Business • Qualified Tradesman • 30 + Years Experience • Painting • Wallpapering • Waterblasting • Roof Painting • No Time Wasted • Free Quotes

• Licensed Building Practitioner



Wilson Decorators Ltd

www.longsilver construction.com

Bevan and Shane Frahm


“If it’s broke, let’s fix it”


Ring Mark 027 229 7310 for a free quote

Oxford Butchery


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




Civil and Drainage



Automotive For all of your Trades and Classified enquiries, For Vehicle Servicing please phone Allan contact Amanda at The News Tyre Services Ltd 23 High Street on


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Massage Therapy


Sports, Injuries, Trigger Point, Relaxation, Deep Tissue

Phone 027 6266 6566



Landscape Architect available for Professional Garden Design

Picture Framing







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





By the SBS Bank - Parking at rear

PHONE 352 7594

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

OPEN: Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm


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

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

Septic Tank Cleaning

Plastic Welding


Bill’s Liquid Waste



Master Plumber of the Year 2010

“Fine Arts Guild Commended Framer”

Providing custom framing for all artwork including needlework and memorabilia 6 MAIN NORTH ROAD, PAPANUI


Picture Framing


Painters / Decorators

Cleaning throughout North Canterbury

Canterbury owned and operated for over 60 years



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

Phone Amberley (03) 314-9669

Locally owned and operated

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


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

Mobile 0275 379-694

Timber Sales

Quality Timb ber at discounted prices

We have a wide range of timber DECKING SPECIAL

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



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


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


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



Waterblasting Ltd Servicing Canterbury Commercial & Residential

100 x 40mm Merch Radiata decking Usually $2.25 per metre Special price $2 per metre when buying all your decking products (jj (joists, bearers and piles) Come and see us or give us a call for a free quote or visit our online store for more details www.royaltimber.co.nz Open Monday to Friday 7.30am - 4.30pm and Saturday 8am – 12 noon Call David on 029 770 9204 or Amy 021 650 609 99 Mairehau Road, Burw Burwood, just off rwood, w Marshlands Road BRING BRIN BR ING IN G THIS TH HIS I ADVERT ADV DVER ERT T IN AND AND D RECEIVE REC E EIIVE VE A 10% 10% 10 % DISCOUNT DISC DI SC COU OUNT NT ON ON YOUR YO OUR R ORDER ORD R ER R


Water Blasting



Thursday September 10 2015

Furniture - Cars - Boats Caravans - Canvas - Repairs Fabric Showroom Ph Brent 027 724 6000

341e Flaxton Road, Southbrook, Rangiora

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03 351 3535


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03 322 4326


Unit 10, 6-8 Cone Street

03 310 7355

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