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Thursday September 24 2015 | Issue 668

Masterchef: Leo keeps North Canty’s hopes alive. — pages 5.

Real Estate: Nth Canterbury property sales.

On safari: Rga vet visits gorillas, elephants and more.

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Misty muster . . . Huntaway Tone barks up a mob of merinos on Mt Whitnow Station near Hawarden.


‘Tone’ stars in New York exhibition By AMANDA BOWES A lone huntaway, enveloped by mist on Mt Whitnow Station, will soon give New Yorkers a glimpse into life on a North Canterbury high country farm. On Manhattan’s Lower East Side, at Peter Hay Halpert Fine Art, an exhibition by American photographer Andrew Fladeboe will feature working farm dogs from across the South Island,

including Lochiel Station near Hanmer Springs and Gola Peaks. ‘‘The Shepherd’s Realm ­ The dogs of New Zealand and Norway’’ will open on October 8 and will feature 15 photos of huntaways and heading dogs going about their daily jobs. Andrew spent a year in New Zealand on a Fullbright Scholarship photographing working dogs all over the

country. He spent the first four months travelling the South Island and quickly became immersed in the daily life of the farmers he stayed with. To get his extraordinary images Andrew would often become part of the mustering team, following a beat and capturing the nuances of dogs, musterers and sheep. James Calder from Mt Whitnow, west of Hawarden,

says Andrew arrived at their farm at 7am, hoping to get some scenic photos from the tops looking east and west. The day was misty but undeterred he hopped in the truck with James, his wife Sue and their baby to photograph the muster of a large block. ‘‘Tone’’, the huntaway pin up for the exhibition, belonged to James’s father and Andrew spent the day with him.

‘‘Because it was so foggy, Andrew would use his telescopic lens to identify what were sheep and what were rocks. I think it gave him a real appreciation of how faraway the dogs would work,’’says James. The weather didn’t clear, but Andrew captured some evocative images of the dogs and the two thousand merinos they brought down from the hills. Continued Page 2

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At home in the red zone . . . Brent and Shirley Cairns with their dog Morgan, in the garden of their red­zoned Kaiapoi home.


‘‘I am now looking forward to being part of that conversation process.’’ The Crown offer to property owners in the residential red zone is voluntary and the recovery plan consultation process will provide an opportunity for them all to express their views on what should happen. Waimakariri District Mayor David

NZ dog photographs captured in book From Page 1 As well as farm dogs, Andrew also spent time photographing other types of working dogs ­ Search and Rescue dogs featured, and ‘‘Seika’’from Oxford became a favourite while training on Mesopotamia Station. Police dogs, comfort dogs, guide dogs,

biosecurity dogs and Department of Conservation dogs were photographed all over New Zealand. The culmination of his years work, resulted in a book, ‘‘ New Zealand’s Working Dogs’’ which will be published this month. Andrew grew up in Japan, Russia and

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Ayers says the council would ‘‘take the lead role’’ in developing the draft recovery plan, together with the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera), Environment Canterbury, and Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu. ‘‘The process still has some way to go, the most important aspect being that we reflect the community views on the future of residential red zone land, and relate that to the practical and technical limitations that the land presents,’’ Mr Ayers says. With big­business investors Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu involved in the recovery plan decision­making process, rumours have been swirling in the red zone community, and beyond, that they had development plans for the land. However, Mr Cairns says he has an assurance from Mr Palmer that this is not the case. ‘‘There is no deal under the table with Ngai Tahu. ‘‘They are wanting to conserve and protect water ways and food gathering areas,’’ Mr Cairns says. ‘‘Commercial ventures are not in their sights. They have no plans, that we are aware of, of taking over the red zones for commercial gain.’’ The council says continuing to provide services to red zone properties is technically possible, but ‘‘not necessarily practical or affordable’’ long term. No formal long­term resolution on this will be made until the Waimakariri residential red zone recovery plan process is complete. Mr Cairns says he understands the ‘‘council will soon be contacting people (in the red zone) to have a sit down and work out how they continue running services, and to let us know the process’’. ‘‘We can put forward what we want to happen in the red zones as we are going to be most affected by the outcome.’’ The council will prepare a discussion document within the next six weeks and then a preliminary draft of the recovery plan with opportunity for public comment on both. A draft recovery plan will then be presented to Mr Brownlee, hopefully by June next year for public comment and final Cabinet approval.


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Major milestones in Kaiapoi recovery By DAVID HILL Kaiapoi’s infrastructure recovery is on the verge of reaching some ‘‘major milestones’’. Five years on from the original 7.1 magnitude earthquake, Waimakariri District Council project delivery manager Gary Boot says the council has completed 38 out of 50 recovery projects and is on the verge of completing some big projects, including work in Kaiapoi west, around Hilton, Black and Rich Streets and Raven Quay. Mr Boot says the repair work in Kaiapoi west ‘‘has taken a lot longer than we would have liked’’, but he expects the $3 million project to be finally completed by the end of the month ­ six months later than planned.

‘‘It will be a major milestone to finally get Kaiapoi west out of the way. There’s some big customers which have been affected, with the Kaiapoi Borough School, the Mandeville Tavern, the fire service, access to Murphy Park and the commercial area. While it has been pretty frustrating, it looks like it will be a good quality job, which is the important thing and it is more or less on budget.’’ The delay has been due to replacing a section of the sewer, which was not anticipated and delayed the project into the winter. Recently completed works include infrastructure repairs in The Pines and Kairaki Beach, Moore Street and a new pump station in Kaiapoi east. ‘‘We have put in a pipeline from Kaiapoi to The Pines and Kairaki Beach, so they are now part of the Kaiapoi water

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HDC supports BMX site investigation A proposed BMX complex at the Amberley Domain remains on track after the Hurunui District Council agreed to spend $12,000 on a detailed site investigation to determine if there is any site contamination. While some councillors remained nervous about the outcome and the cost of remediating the site, which is a council reserve, Mayor Winton Dalley said at a council meeting it was council’s responsibility to make sure it was safe. He said the community had called on the council to clear the site which over a significant period of time was used by roading crews and contractors, and turn the area into a recreation reserve. These previous uses saw part of the site listed on the Hazardous Activities and Industries list (HAIL) by the Ministry of the Environment. The listing put the brakes on the BMX project because the Hurunui BMX Club’s ability to get a resource consent for the change of use of the site triggered the requirement for a HAIL site investigation. Also grants already obtained ­ $153,000 ­ were being threatened because each had a time limit on them. The council was called on to pay for the site investigation because neither the BMX Club or Amberley Reserve committee had the funds needed to get the site investigation under way. Cr Marie Black expressed concern about what the site investigation may unveil and who would pay to

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and a Simpson and his donkey re­ enactment along with a possible re­ enactment of patient handover at the Ferry Bridge. Meanwhile Heritage New Zealand is supportive of a proposal for the re­use of the Chisholm block for a European­styled spa complex. But it continues to be concerned about the conservation of the heritage values of it, the Soldiers block and the Nurses block. The Hurunui District Council had moved to mothball the Nurses block and had formally requested the MInistry of Heritage and Culture to transfer the $1 million in funds attached to the building for earthquake strengthening to upgrade the Soldiers block and get it tenanted. However, chief executive officer Hamish Dobbie said at a council meeting that Heritage NZ saw the Nurses block as forming part of the fabric of the site date back to 1926. ‘‘Those types of buildings haven’t survived in other places or nothing as grandiose as these which show a slice of life from that time. They view the buildings as being worthy of preserving in the national scheme of things,’’ Mr Dobbie says. Meanwhile an earthquake assessment will be done on the Nurses block to determine how much work needs to be done to bring it up to a standard of 33 percent so the costs can be calculated. The council has until August 2017 to do the work. However it is concerned that the goal posts have moved significantly over the past five years as far as building standards are concerned. Mr Dobbie says he is also concerned the council does not move too far down the earthquake strengthening track until the Earthquake Building Act was passed. ‘‘We are still stranded in mid­stream.’’

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Leo still in contest By AMANDA BOWES After a hot, sweaty cooking marathon in Dubai, Waikari’s Leo Fernandez remains in the top three in NZ Masterchef. It was straight down to work once the contestants had recovered from their flight to Dubai where they stayed in a plush resort. After a short camel ride they were introduced to Greg Malouf, world renowned Middle Eastern chef, who told them about using pulses, grains, spices, herbs and other traditional Middle Eastern ingredients. The four then made their way back to a commercial kitchen where they had 90 minutes to prepare seven Middle Eastern inspired dishes with their own twist. Leo and Tim Read were paired against Hayley Bilton and Glenda Clark and once their dishes had been completed, they then went into the desert to cook them. Under a scorching sun, the competitors used a barbecue to produce flat breads, barbecued meat and deep fried desserts. The food wasn’t the only thing frying as the high temperatures took their toll and survival was by means of cold wet towels around their necks. The four then presented their platters to the judges, including Chef Malouf. Leo and Tim, although they finished right at the end of their time, impressed the judges with their dishes enough to give them the winning platter. This was also to their advantage for the next days challenge. On Monday night, the four were once again cooking individually in the resort’s kitchen. Each had to produce an entree, main and dessert and the judges then chose the best dishes on a blind test.



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Young people can make a difference Young people in Waimakariri electorate have only one more week to get their applications in to become Waimakariri’s next Youth MP. I realised I wanted to get into politics while I was still a student. Being on my school’s Student Council gave me further encouragement that I wanted to be a part of the decision­ making process. Last week was the anniversary of my first year in Parliament. It’s been a busy and exciting time. Highlights include being successful in working with a local resident’s group so they could get better Internet connectivity from their Internet provider; being successful in advocating with the Ministry of Education to ensure out­of­zone school buses continued for the year for affected students; and getting a carpooling parking area cleared and made fit for purpose for commuters near Clarkville. I’ve also enjoyed working individually with constituents to help make things

Strength in identity When I got up at a stupid hour to watch the All Blacks in their opening World Cup match against Argentina, I started to think about the nature of group identity ­ something, incidentally, that should also be present in the current debate about the national flag. Of course I wanted the All Blacks to win and I reacted with considerable relief when Aaron Smith scored the first of ‘‘our’’ tries (why do we say ‘‘our’’, when only the fifteen men on the pitch had much to do with it?). On the other hand, if Smith scores a try for the Highlanders against the Crusaders, I am considerably less happy. The reason is that our loyalties operate on different levels. We support our local clubs, our province, our country at different times. It is a bit like that in the Waimakariri district. The word ‘‘Waimakariri’’ before 1989 mainly referred to the river. The name only

better for them. There are many young people in Waimakariri electorate who want to make a difference. Recently I enjoyed being invited to attend Waimakariri’s Youth Council to share my background in mental health and I was impressed by the drive and commitment that I saw ­ and the passion to deliver good outcomes for both young people and the community. It’s exciting to see young people getting involved to make a difference ­ in our communities and in the recovery of our region. So, if you are passionate about social issues and are interested in engaging with the youth of our community and sharing their views at the next Youth Parliament on 19 and 20 July 2016, please call my office on 03 3270514 or email me at kaiapoi@parliament.govt.nz for more information. As a new MP, working with my Youth MP will be another first for me. I am looking forward to that experience.

came about for the district when a Local Government Commission decided that there should be a unit of local government here and it needed a name. Within the new district there were ancient tribal loyalties attached to its various parts ­ Kaiapoi, Woodend, Rangiora, Oxford and so on. The loyalties are fine. I think it is only right that the residents of West Melton or Loburn should be proud of their area and seek to make them better places. There is nothing wrong with going to a rugby match and cheering for Oxford against Ashley. What is wrong, in my view, is when people use their local loyalties to complain about or attack another part of the district. If the Waikuku community is strong, if the Kaiapoi community is strong, so is Waimakariri strong. We can be good citizens of Waimakariri and good citizens of Woodend at the same time.

Corn seeds concealed Hand­sewn pincushions were used to conceal corn seeds being illegally imported into New Zealand. Richard Paul Watson, of Medbury, North Canterbury pleaded guilty to recklessly importing the unauthorised goods ­ concealed seeds and was sentenced to 180 hours community work when he appeared in the Christchurch District Court last Thursday. The court was told he had already started community work to demonstrate his remorse. Mr Watson arranged for heirloom corn seeds to be sent from the United States to a relative in New Zealand concealed in the pincushions to deliberately avoid the biosecurity system. MPI Border Clearance Services Manager Andrew Spelman says imports of untreated corn seeds can contain a range of unwanted insects, mites, fungi, bacteria and viruses that could have a

Dear Editor, As a Hurunui dog owner I read with great interest the letter written by Roy Meyers in The News, regarding Dog Registration and the need for transparency around the spending of that money. Something I find rather challenging as do other local dog­owners I have discussed the topic with, is the lack of places where we can allow our dogs to run free, enjoy each others company and ‘‘be dogs’’. We currently have some space to do this at Amberley Domain, however, with new fencing and scouring from past flooding this area has been reduced dramatically. In other words, we need a dog park please! A fenced area where our canine friends can be safely off­lead. Of course we don’t want dogs running free around children’s playgrounds, but now we have signs in our parks to say dogs must always be on a lead ­ something you don’t see in most Christchurch parks. Plus the Hurunui District Council website says dogs cannot run free on Amberley Beach either! Here’s hoping our HDC will consider and listen to our plight by making adequate provision for all members of our wonderful community, including our treasured canine friends. Yours, Judith Moore.

negative impact on agriculture and the environment in New Zealand. ‘‘We go to great lengths at the border to protect New Zealand’s environment and agricultural economy, and some people go to great lengths to avoid these measures for their own interest. ‘‘We have biosecurity checks in place for a very good reason. Those who deliberately avoid these checks put peoples’ livelihoods and our environment at risk. If people are looking to import seeds or plants, have a chat to MPI, we’ll tell you how to do it safely.’’ The seeds were identified when the package went through an x­ray machine at Auckland Mail Centre. The declaration with the package listed the contents as pincushions with no mention of seeds or plant matter. The package was destined for a relative of Mr Watson’s.


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Men At Work award winner By DAVID HILL A culture of ‘‘looking after each other’’ has led to a small Kaiapoi business winning a major award. Men at Work managing director Dean Hyde says he is ‘‘over the moon’’ after winning the ACC Workplace Safety Award at the Champion Canterbury Business Awards last week. ‘‘It’s part of the feel good factor for the team and our brand. It’s about raising the bar for ourselves to strive for the next level. ‘‘You can look at health and safety as a burden, but I prefer to look at it as ‘looking after each other’. So it’s very much a part of our culture.’’ Men at Work was established in 2006 and Mr Hyde and wife Esther purchased the business in 2008. In recent years the business has won two Enterprise North Canterbury Awards, but Mr Hyde says the latest success is the most satisfying. ‘‘This one being for ACC and health and safety, it lines up with our business and because it’s for the whole Canterbury region, it’s pretty mind blowing. ‘‘We have been doing compliance work for a long time before the earthquakes, especially around traffic management. It just keeps going up and up and up, especially with the new health and safety legislation coming in.’’ Mr Hyde says rather than seeing

Looking after each other . . . Men at Work business owners Dean and Esther Hyde receive PHOTO: SUPPLIED the ACC Workplace Safety Award from ACC Minister Nikki Kaye. health and safety as something required by legislation, businesses can create ‘‘a culture of caring, of looking after people and being a fun place to work’’. He says winning the award is not only ‘‘recognition that we are doing things right’’, but helps the company to achieve its mission ‘‘to be the most trusted for health and safety’’ and is a great motivator for his staff. While about 90 per cent of the

Pools champions The Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa has once again shown why it is one of New Zealand’s most popular tourism attractions. Last week it won the Champion Tourism award for Medium/Large enterprises at the Champion Canterbury Awards which recognise and celebrate excellence, innovation and the success of businesses and charities in the region. Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa general manager Graeme Abbot says 2014 was a record year for the complex with profit growth of seven percent and more than 518,000 visitors. ‘‘It also saw the upgrade of our changing rooms and a huge focus on environmental issues,’’ he said. ‘‘We invested a lot in researching and developing new ways to use our thermal water. That resulted in a 30% reduction in the amount of chemicals we use and we’re now saving more than 100 million litres of water per annum. It’s great to have that work recognised,,’’ Mr Abbot said. Graeme Abbot says the complex’s management team has also led a comprehensive review of its health and safety procedures and was now more rigorous with reporting incident

and ensuring incidents were dealt with. ‘‘We also went further than just looking at our own operation and worked with our local contractors too,’’ says Mr Abbot. That involved helping contractors to understand the importance of Health and Safety Plans, assisting them to write one and establish regular meetings. ‘‘This has been a huge success. Before we began this process only two of the 12 contractors in this group had Health and Safety Plans. Now they all do,’’ he says. There is plans to improve the business further in the future. ‘‘We’ve never been one to rest on our laurels and aren’t about to start doing so now. We’re about to open our new eaterie, The Tea Kiosk Cafe ´ and Grill; will be launching a new range of spa products soon and have plans to create a $15 milllion spa on the Queen Mary Hospital site.’’ ‘‘We’ll also continue to look at how we use our thermal water and aim to save even more. It takes Mother Nature 173 years to heat it up our water and infuse it with minerals so it’s important we don’t waste a drop,’’ says Mr Abbot.

company’s work is now in Christchurch, Mr Hyde says he is proud of his connection with North Canterbury. The company’s base is in Ohoka Road, Kaiapoi. ‘‘We live in Rangiora and our kids go to Woodend School, so we have a very strong local focus. ‘‘It’s pretty cool to live and work in this area and get a pat on the back for what you do.’’

Housing progress Housing New Zealand (HNZ) is making good progress on its earthquake repair programme targets. Canterbury earthquake recovery programme acting general manager Andrew Booker says HNZ had completed 4634 repairs in the greater Christchurch area as at August 31, and is on target to repair 5000 earthquake­damaged properties by the end of this year. Of the 137 Waimakariri district homes in the repair programme, repairs have been completed to 119 houses to date. ‘‘HNZ has also built five new houses in this area and identified a site in both Rangiora and Kaiapoi for potential future re­development,’’ Mr Booker says. In the Hurunui area, 29 of the 30 properties that require earthquake­ related repairs have been completed. ‘‘This repair programme aims not only to repair the damage caused through the earthquake but to also make other improvements,’’ Mr Booker says. ‘‘In many cases, new carpet, vinyl, insulation, warm curtains, painting and new ventilation is added to the home while repairs are carried out. ‘‘This is designed to improve the overall quality of homes for tenants.’’


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Rae celebrates 100 years this Saturday Rae McNaughton, who turns 100 on Saturday (September 26), is grateful to all those who made her life so interesting and varied. Rae, a former North Cantabrian, who now resides at Nurse Maude Hospital, will celebrate her 100th birthday with family and friends at the hospital where she enjoys frequent visits from her three remaining children, her 12 grandchildren, 28 great­grandchildren and two great­great grandchildren. She was born in Rangiora to Len and Isabella James who lived in Percival Street, the youngest of 10 children. At the time of her birth her two oldest brothers were overseas fighting in World War One. Eric was in Gallipoli while Len was wounded at Passchendaele and sent to Brockenhurst in England to convalesce. Her younger brothers Douglas and Harry fought in World War Two and both were in prisoner of war camps. Fortunately all four returned home. One of Rae’s earliest memories is the excitement in the family when Eric and Len returned home in 1919 and seeing them coming up the path through the stain glass door. Rae attended primary and

secondary school in Rangiora, was a keen hockey player and a prodigious student. She really enjoyed her years at Rangiora High school but because of the war and the depression she did not get the opportunity to attend any tertiary education. She says she would love to have studied history and to this day has an amazing memory of general knowledge. In 1934 Rae was offered a clerical job in the Scargill Post Office & General Store and at 18 she travelled by train to Scargill where she became great friends with fellow employee Ena Foster. The double act of these two attractive, vivacious young women saw the store’s business increase markedly. At a dance in the Scargill Hall she met and later married Lance McNaughton. Lance replaced another suitor who was unable to catch his horse in time to keep his date with Rae. Lance and Rae lived at Motunau and had five children ­ Janet, Anna, Marnie, David and Lissa who attended Greta Valley School. They had the Motunau Garage for many years and were very involved in their community.

Grateful for an interesting life . . . Rae McNaughton. Lance was the chairman of the Greta Valley School for 27 years and a member of the Acacia Masonic lodge in Waikari. Rae was an office bearer in the Plunket Society, Country Women’s Institute, Women’s Division of Federated Farmers, Red Cross and is a life member and patroness of the Scargill Golf Club. As a member of the Women’s Division of Federated Farmers, she was part of a New Zealand wide delegation that successfully lobbied the government to


introduce several laws regarding the safety of children particularly on farms. Rae was a member of the of the Scargill Horticultural Society (SHS) and enjoyed exhibiting her decorative work and doing floral work for many occasions in the district. There was great excitement in the Scargill Hall the night the Jack Mayberry quiz show came and Rae won the grand prize and so the family became one of the first in the district to have a television set in 1961. Family holidays were spent


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While council has consulted widely and over a long period of time with the community, we openly acknowledge that for some people, and for whatever reason, the District Plan process may have slipped under their radar. In acknowledging that, I strongly suggest that you now take the opportunity to check out the submissions to the Plan to ensure that you are fully aware of any implications relating to those submissions for you and your property. I know that our staff will be happy to assist you to navigate the documents and offer any advice you may need.

We encourage you to review the summary document and submissions to check whether your property is affected by a submission. The Hurunui District Council is required to review its District Plan every ten years under the Resource Management Act. The current plan dates to 2003, and a review of the plan started in 2011. Over the last four years the council has been researching, holding workshops and consulting communities. The result is the Proposed Hurunui District Plan which was publicly notified in May 2015. During the submission period (May to July 2015) over 100 submissions were received. A Summary of the Decisions Requested through the submission process is now available, and council will be receiving further submissions on this summary from 17 September until 9 October, 2015. You can make further submissions if you are: • a person representing a relevant aspect of the public interest; or • a person that has in interest in the proposed plan greater than the interest that the general public has. Further submissions must be confined to either support or opposition and cannot introduce new matters.

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at Motunau Beach with Lance joining the family some evenings and at weekends. On Lance’s retirement they shifted to Riccarton in Christchurch. Rae enjoyed her part­time job in the office at Ballantynes where she was a great asset with her knowledge of the Canterbury area. She was involved with St James church as an AAW member and was on a roster for the church flowers for 47 years and was a member of the Riccarton Garden Club and the Canterbury Botanical Society. She went on many field trips with the Bot. Soc., as she called it, which fuelled a great interest in New Zealand plants, particularly alpines. Rae was a a very keen bridge player, a skill taught to her at 12 by her father. She belonged to the Croxford Bridge Club in Christchurch and then in her late 80’s after moving to the Culverden to live with her youngest daughter, she made new friends at the Amuri Bridge Club. She remained a very safe, confident driver until she was 94 years old and would take her car to various friends for bridge afternoons.


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Dioramas to feature By SHELLEY TOPP Rangiora’s Arthur Linnell is looking forward to the BIG Model Train Show at Christchurch’s Pioneer Stadium next month. The annual event on October 3 and 4 is organised by the Christchurch Model Railway Exhibition Society, and is expected to have the best model railways on show in the South Island, with more than 30 layouts. A display of dioramas, three­ dimensional scenes used on model railway layouts, will feature for the first time at this year’s show. Mr Linnell is president of the North Canterbury Model Railway Club which held a popular workshop at the Rangiora Library during the school holidays last July. At the workshop, children were shown how to make dioramas and allowed to run the model trains, including Thomas the Tank Engine, on the club’s model village layout. About 800 children attended the two­ week workshop. Many of the children who attended were given model kitsets with a base board and a piece of model rail track to take home and create their own diorama. Mr Linnell said the club would like to include some of the completed dioramas, made by the children at the school holiday workshop, in the Christchurch display. ‘‘This type of display has never been on show before,’’ he said. ‘‘We want to show that children can also be creative in the hobby of model railway.’’ ‘‘You do not have to have a big layout to be creative. Many people involved in model railway have created some great dioramas of varying sizes. As you build new ideas, you become very efficient at creating great displays,’’ he said.

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A diorama . . . Arthur Linnell of Rangiora with a diorama he has made for next month’s BIG Model Train Show in PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP Christchurch. The North Canterbury club will have their remodelled village layout at the Christchurch show, with Thomas the Tank Engine waiting at the station for children to run. If the children who created dioramas from their workshop kitsets wanted them to be displayed at the BIG Model Train Show they should telephone Mr Linnell on Rangiora (03) 745­9148 before Thursday, October 1.

Musical success at Waiau Waiau School’s musical ‘Hoodwinked’ was a real community effort. Parents and community members rallied to help make props, backdrops and to help out behind the scenes. The children performed with energy and excitement, with their headsets enabling them to be heard right to the back of the Town Hall. There were two performances ­ one for grandparents, friends and community members after which the PTA provided a lovely afternoon tea and one for parents in the evening. The children sang beautifully, many with challenging solo roles proving that music in North Canterbury is in fine heart.


Award winning home Canterbury­based Form Builders is setting the standard of workmanship in the building industry. This has been recognised by the Canterbury Registered Master Builders with a Gold Award at the Master Builders House of the Year Awards 2015 for the striking new spacious four bedroom family home on a lifestyle block in Swannanoa, placing Form Builders in the ‘outstanding’ awards by achieving at least 90 percent of the points available. When Matt Stevenson first established the Form Builders brand eight years ago, it quickly developed a reputation for high quality craftsmanship in the competitive market. But it was after the earthquakes that Matt, working closely with Graeme of Darby Decorators Ltd, ramped up production to meet the local demand. Form Builders, now a crew of 12, has defined what it does best ­ ‘‘creating dream homes’’. A core aspect of Form Builders’ success lies within its employee culture. Matt sets a high standard that each individual employee strives to achieve, to obtain their trademark finish. ‘‘What works for us as a main contractor, is our long standing relationships with our main subcontractors and suppliers,’’ Matt explains. ‘‘It is great to be surrounded by like minded and focused companies to provide a united service to our clients.’’ Form Builders’ framework includes

architectural housing, earthquake remediation’s, extensions and alterations and have also touched on the light commercial front. The proof is in their portfolio, which is complete with design and management. The Gold Award winning Swannanoa home represents Form Builders’ success. You enter through the red double doors and into a well­designed gallery defined by beautiful schist features. Open or closed, huge glass doors frame the scenery, bringing the outside in. A relaxing alfresco living space provides shelter from unexpected showers. The interior is divided into wings for privacy and function. Choose between the open­plan kitchen­dining­living hub, the outdoor living areas, or the bedrooms and three adjoining bathrooms. Thanks to the central hallway it’s all at your fingertips. A commitment to create and an ability to produce client’s dreams are key attributes of Form Builders. Not only do these attributes contribute to their credibility, they also characterise Form Builders’ sustainability in this ever changing industry. With a framework including architectural housing, earthquake remediations, extensions and alterations and the light commercial front, the proof is in the portfolio, which is complete with design and management.


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China deal signed off A deal with China Southern Airlines to operate a regular air service between Guangzhou and Christchurch was formally signed off last week. The President and CEO of China Southern Airlines, Tan Wan Gong, visited the South Island for the first time to personally sign documentation relating to the new direct service which will start in December. Hurunui Mayor Winton Dalley and Waimakariri Mayor David Ayers were among Canterbury Mayors invited to the ceremony to sign the document. A total of 70,000 seats will be offered between the two cities which will contribute more than $100 million per annum to the regional South Island economy. Hanmer Springs and Kaikoura played leading roles in securing the new air service with China by rolling out the welcome mat to a delegation from China Southern Airlines last month. Meanwhile the Hanmer Springs China Cluster has been awarded $20,000 from the ‘‘New Horizon Fund’’ which was started to

help regional South Island tourism operators capture the opportunities and develop specific products suited to the growing China market. The ‘New Horizons Fund’ is a programme initiated by Christchurch Airport, as part of the ‘‘South’’ initiative, which sees all South Island regional tourism organisations working collaboratively in tourist markets. The airport’s Chief Commercial Officer ­ Aeronautical, Justin Watson, says the number of applicants exceeded expectation, with a wide range of applications of a very high standard and from all across the South Island. Three applicants gained support ­ the Hanmer Springs China Cluster, Marlborough Tour Company and Ultimate Wanaka. The Hanmer Spring China Cluster is a group of 11 companies working together with a focus on the Chinese market and developing packages to promote the Hanmer experience. Mr Watson says New Horizons is designed to enhance the visitor experience across South Island regions.

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Vandals smash signs By SHELLEY TOPP Two of the sixteen new signs recently put up by Environment Canterbury (ECAN) park rangers along the Ashley River, to protect the breeding habitat of birds, have been vandalised. ECAN team leader, forests and parks, David Owen, said the signs were erected early this month to give notice that 4WD vehicles are prohibited in the area during the bird­breeding season. ‘‘As the riverbed is a breeding ground for several endangered bird species we put the signs up to educate the public about why they should not be driving on the river during the bird nesting season,’’ he said. The vandalised signs were discovered two weeks after they were installed at the end of Dunlops Road,

Loburn, and the end of Hillcrest Road, Fernside. One had the post smashed and the other had been completely destroyed. ‘‘Because of the important information on the signs, those that have been damaged will be replaced. The vast majority of park and river visitors respect the environment and the work undertaken by the Ashley­ Rakahuri River Care Group, and Environment Canterbury rangers,’’ he said. ‘‘This sort of damage by an anti­social few is disappointing but won’t affect the work to protect endangered species like the wrybill, black­billed gull and black­ fronted tern,’’ he said. If people were caught damaging signs or reported to the police they could face prosecution.

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Movies to return to Oxford next year By DAVID HILL Weekend movies are set to return to the Oxford Town Hall. Oxford Benevolent and Improvement League president Malcolm Watson has welcomed an announcement last week of a $40,000 grant from the Waimakariri District Council’s community and recreation committee towards the cost of a new digital projector and sound system for use in the Oxford Town Hall. This funding, along with funds received from MainPower and the Rata Foundation (formerly the Canterbury Community Trust), and $10,000 of the league’s own savings means the required $100,000 has been secured to acquire a new state­of­the­art system. ‘‘It’s exciting. We’ve been sitting there biding our time for the last four years since the town hall was closed,’’ Mr Watson says. ‘‘A lot of water has gone under the bridge since then. But it’s great that the council has taken it upon itself to purchase the equipment.’’ The refurbished Oxford Town Hall was opened in February, however Mr Watson had doubts whether weekend movies would continue after the old projection equipment was removed as it could only be used for reel to reel film screenings, and the cost of new digital technology was beyond the means of the

league. Screenings had been the league’s’s only fundraiser for a number of years to support the community. ‘‘I used to enjoy the old technology, but it needed a bit of nursing. Now it’s a case of push a button and sit down and enjoy it, Mr Watson says. The league gave away its two reel to reel projectors, one to the Ferrymead Heritage Park in Christchurch and the other to the Oxford Museum, which now has two old projectors which have been used in the Oxford Town Hall. It plans to host its first digital film screening in late February or early March next year. ‘‘That will give us time to get things set up. ‘‘We don’t want to show a film and have a big razzmatazz and then take a break, as the early evenings in summer don’t work as well for us. Late February and March works much better.’’ Recent discussions on an Oxford community Facebook page have suggested a bond being charged by the council may make it impossible for film screenings to continue in the town hall, however Mr Watson says he is unaware of it. ‘‘We haven’t been approached about a bond. It may have an effect on what we charge at the gate, as we’ve got to keep costs as low as possible, but it’s not an issue for us at the moment.’’

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Talented teens to take centre stage Talented teens have the chance to take ‘‘Centre Stage’’. The Waimakariri district’s teen talent competition, Centre Stage 2, is returning on Friday, October 23, and there are some changes in store this year. Waimakariri District Council youth development co­ordinator Tina Curry says this year’s competition will not only feature talented singers and dancers, but all young people in the performing arts, including comedy and magic, are encouraged to enter. ‘‘If you have what it takes to be a star, the spot light is on you to win first prize $1,000, second prize $500 and third prize $250. ‘‘Last year’s event was fantastic we were blown away by the talented singers and dancers that competed on the night. ‘‘The competition was won by a

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fantastic dancer Natasha Boon.’’ Organised by WaiYouth, this year’s event will be held at the Rangiora Town Hall ‘‘to take the quality of the production to another level’’, Tina says. ‘‘So if you performed last year and did not make the first three this is your chance to come back and show what you’ve got and also if you have talent and did not take part last year make sure you all go on Facebook.’’ WaiYouth’s Centre Stage 2 will be held at the Rangiora Town Hall on Friday, October 23, from 7pm ­ doors open at 6pm. For more information or to audition go to WaiYouth’s Facebook page or contact Tina on 021 681 275. Tickets are $5 plus a booking fee and can be purchased from the Rangiora Town Hall or www.townhallcinemas.co.nz.

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Champagne Breakfast The Hawarden Waikari Lions are holding a Ladies Champagne breakfast on Saturday, October 10, to raise funds for the Cancer Society. The guest speaker is Suz Mowat and there will be an auction where people can bid on a stay in beautiful holiday homes in Kaikoura and Waikuku Beach. For those who prefer to ‘‘head for the hills’’ there is the opportunity to stay a night in a B&B at a restful rural retreat. Tickets to the breakfast at the Hurunui Village Cafe are $35. Participants have to be seated by 8.15am. Phone Jan Brooker 3144390 or Rod McKay 3144151 for tickets. Lodge to Lodge Half Marathon The Waiau Citizens’ Association’s Lodge to Lodge half marathon will be held on October 24. The race follows the Inland Road from the Mt Lyford Lodge to the Waiau Lodge Hotel, with the opportunity to split the run in two and run it as a relay. The Bayleys 10km race starts from the Wandle Bridge. Either event can be run or walked. A kid’s 2.5km race starts at 1pm with prizes for everyone. Register at www.lyfordholidayhomes.co.nz before October 18 to save a late entry fee. Art and craft markets, foods stalls and a bouncy castle, after the race and grand parade prior to prize giving. Enquiries for market or grand parade contact Sue Galletly 3156045 or Sue Harris 3156244. Enquiries grand parade contact Michelle Forbes 3156006. Hurunui Arts

Shining Dove, sculptor, wood and stone carver is guest artist at this year’s Hurunui Art’s showcase which runs until this Sunday, September 27. He draws on classical artists, nature, dream and Maori cultures for his inspiration. His carving dates back to 1983 when he took his first wood carving lessons in Auckland before having lessons in limestone carving in Dunedin in 2001. All the limestone Shining Dove uses are from the Christchurch rebuild. The Hurunui Arts Council’s Arts Showcase is an annual event to showcase local artists with several works for sale. Walk or Wheel for Diversity North Canterbury folk are being encouraged to celebrate diversity and disability by joining a wheel or walk event at Pegasus on Tuesday, September 29, from 10.30 as part of Christchurch Walking Festival. Organised by local group Project Adapt. Wednesday, September 30, is an alternate day. Hawarden Waikari Lions Club The Hawarden Waikari Lions Club has organised a trip to Christchurch on October 1 to see Middle Aged Man In Lycra (MAMIL) at the Court Theatre starring Mark Hadlow. The show is described as ‘‘achingly funny MAMIL presents the male mid life crisis in all its lurid glory’’. A Bus has been chartered for the 6.30pm show with tickets costing $45 for the show and bus trip. Contact Brenda or Dave Hislop on (03) 3144117 or 027­4436909.

Craft market day next month Old favourites and new stalls will take part in the 22nd annual Soroptomist’s Craft Fair and Market Day next month. Held at the Rangiora Showgrounds and Function centre in the Northern A&P showgrounds at Ashley Street, the fair will benefit local charities, with Cystic Fibrosis Canterbury being the major focus for Soroptimist North Canterbury this year. Stalls will include artisan foods, plants, flowers and garden art, Christmas themed goods, cards, decorations, gorgeous wooden boards and barbecue tools, clothes, jewellery and beauty products to name a few.

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Soroptimist members’ own homemade biscuit stall will be repeated again as well as a previously­loved scarf and handbag stall. Morning and afternoon teas will be served in the Function Centre adding to a great day­out to relax and meet friends. A variety of generous baskets of goods will again be provided as raffle prizes. There is plenty of free parking and eftpos is available on site. A limited number of stalls are still available so anyone wishing to take part should contact Lois Bennett 3136490 or Wendy McClung 31306247

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A country pub tucked quietly away off the main road in Amberley is proving popular with diners and locals. The dining experience of ‘‘good pub grub’’, an extensive menu and attentive full service is drawing people from outside of the town to the Railway Tavern for lunch and dinner. Groups are finding the spacious dining room tucked in behind the bar and the outdoor dining area and beer garden, complete with a swing set for young ones, a great place to enjoy regular get­togethers. Takeaways and bar snacks are also very popular. Marc Pierce and Barry O’Regan who have owned the tavern for four years say bookings are preferred for dining, particularly at weekends, so diners are not disappointed if they just turn up to find the ‘‘full house’’ sign up. ‘‘The dining room is often sold out so bookings are becoming essential,’’ they says. Marc and Barry also recommend people ring ahead for takeaways so they avoid a long wait. The pair bring plenty of experience to the pub. Marc owned a fish and chip shop in Darfield before he sold up and joined Barry at the local hotel. However, working for wages didn’t suit Barry ‘‘so I decided to buy something of my own’’. ‘‘We looked at a few places but the Railway Tavern gave us the population base to set up our business,’’ says Marc. The restaurant, which they set about sprucing up, had been run as a separate business to the bar. Today the patronage in both areas has increased. They now take Entertainment Book vouchers which also gives them an opportunity to see where their clients are travelling from with a ‘‘lot from Rangiora’’, particularly for group bookings because of the size of the dining area and the ability to spill outside if the weather permits. Marc says for large groups of 20 plus they put on a two course meal which includes a buffet roast. The lunch menu offers chicken wraps and eggs benedict to an open steak sandwich, toasties or


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Former Ohoka church celebrates 150 years By DAVID HILL An historic North Canterbury church is set to celebrate 150 years. A reunion is being planned in November at the former Ohoka Methodist Church, near Rangiora, which is now a private home and a popular wedding venue, hosting around 400 to 500 weddings over the last 15 years. The original Ohoka Methodist Church was built on the site in 1865 for 100 pounds. As the congregation grew, a larger church building to seat 120 people was added in 1877, with the original church becoming a Sunday school room. Ohoka was once part of the Kaiapoi Methodist circuit, which included churches at Swannanoa, Eyreton, Clarkville, Coutts Island and Marshland. The church was deconsecrated around 1980, although the Sunday school room continued to be used by the local playgroup until the building was sold in 1986 to a Kaiapoi business person who began working on renovations. Brian Minnis purchased the old church in 1989, in an impulse buy while on holiday from Sydney. ‘‘It took me all of 24 hours to decide to buy it, but I had to get special permission to purchase the property because I was Australian and I had to agree to live in it within 12 months.’’ He says he spent a considerable sum of money during the 1990s restoring the building and converting it into a three bedroom home, but has retained many of the original features including the old wooden floor. He and his wife Shirley also removed the old pine trees and cleared some of the hedges to make way for a garden. However, one of two original Spanish fir trees, planted by the church’s founders, remains at the front entrance. Around 15 years ago ‘‘someone knocked on the door one day and asked if we

Book fair . . . Rangiora Rotary volunteers sort through books in preparation for next week’s book fair being held at the Rangiora Borough School.

Rga book fair Book lovers are sure to find a bargain next week. The Rangiora Rotary Book Fair is returning to Rangiora Borough School next Restored . . . The former Ohoka Methodist Church as it looks today. PHOTOS: SUPPLIED Friday and Saturday, October 2 to 3, and volunteer Lorraine Brydon is expecting to As Mr Minnis is originally from Sydney provide weddings’’ and Millwood match last year’s tally of 30,000 books up for and Mrs Minnis grew up in Adelaide, there sale. Weddings was born, Mrs Minnis says. She says there will be books, magazines, ‘‘It’s quite nice that we can do that really. have been no family weddings in the As a church it still gets to be used as it was church. But that is about to change, with jigsaws, vinyl records, cassettes and DVDs Mrs Minnis’ son getting married there in intended,’’ Mr Minnis adds. up for sale, but no e­books. Volunteers have November. In recent years the couple has hosted a been painstakingly sorting the items into different subjects to make it easier for Mrs Minnis has lived in Ohoka since number of Asian couples and more 1974, but her only connection with the old people to find something they like. recently same­sex weddings. ‘‘We had a wedding with three same­sex church was when her children attended ‘‘There will be a whole range of the playgroup in the old Sunday school couples from China ­ it was lovely,’’ Mrs categories available ­ you name it, we’ve got it. We’ve never had so many categories.’’ room. Minnis says. A team of volunteers started collecting The couple are keen to make contact A lifelong interest in floristry has with anyone who has a connection with the and sorting books in April for four hours a certainly come in handy, with Mrs Minnis old church, as they would like gather now producing bouquets and flowers for week and for the last few weeks working information and photos of the church’s the weddings. bees have increased to 10 hours a week in the lead up to the book fair. ‘‘Two days after the February history. A reunion garden party is planned for Some of the more unusual books include earthquake I had a bridesmaid ring me Sunday, November 29. Registrations are and ask: ‘is your venue available on one titled ‘‘10 Minute Cures for the essential, phone Mrs Minnis on (03) Saturday’. The bride was distraught, as Common Cold’’ and an illustrated Holy Bible with a leather cover and kept in a their wedding and reception venue had 3126514. If you ever wanted to own an old church box. The oldest book Lorraine has found been destroyed and the florist was closed. ‘‘I will always remember how special watch this space, as Mr Minnis’ dates back to the 1800s. Vinyl records of deteriorating eyesight may see the old that was ­ how life can suddenly change, Hawaiian wedding songs will also be and yet we managed to pull it off.’’ church up for sale next year. available.

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KAIKOURA HOP SEPTEMBER 17 - 20 2015 Cars turn out in spite of weather Last weekend’s Kaikoura Hop has been declared a success, in spite of the weather. Organiser Doug O’Callahan says he was pleased with the turn out of 530 cars registered for the car show and around 7000 visitors. He estimates there were more than 1000 cars in town for the Hop. Entries were down on the nearly 1400 registered cars last year, after a change

which required cars to be registered before the event this year. ‘‘We got away with it, despite the

weather, and the people came and that was the important thing. ‘‘I was happy with the numbers ­ it was predictable and we were able to try out some new systems. So I was very pleased with how it all went.’’ Planning is already under way for next year’s and Mr O’Callahan is hoping to sign up a big name band and a new sponsorship deal in the coming weeks. Hot rod . . . (Photo, left) The best hot rod car award winner on display at the Kaikoura Hop car show on Saturday. Winner . . . (Photo, right) The 1990 to 2000 category winner takes a cruise through Kaikoura’s streets.

Miss Hop . . . Shonny McCormick (left) was thrilled to be crowned ‘‘Miss Kaikoura Hop’’, while Shavaughn Wyatt­Martin won ‘‘Junior Miss Kaikoura Hop’’.

Bird’s eye view . . . Takahanga Domain was the scene of this year’s Kaikoura Hop.

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NORTH CAN NTERBURY FOOTB BALL Young North Canterbury football players head to South Island tournaments during the school holidays capping off their playing season. The under 11 is destined for Nelson on September 26 while the under 14 team travels south to Dunedin on October 3. The under 11 side is coached by Andrew Bennett and managed by Jo Twohig. re/Technical in a round of comIt is a team made up of players Waimak United Football Club 11th grade players match up against Cashmere petition earlier this year. Many of the players will be travelling to a South Island nd tournament during the school from within the Waimakariri Dis- holidays. trict and they are looking forward to their ďŹ rst outing on the representa- the balance of the team is made up by Andrew Hatt ttrill and managed by tive stage. of Waimak B team players and play- Leigh Whiting. Many of the players have been ers from Oxford. ade up of players from The team is ma playing in the Waimak A side while The under 14 team is being coached within the Waim makariri district, some

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Knitters continue to support babies ‘Precious treasure’ Waimakariri district knitters are continuing to support premature babies in Tanzania. The knitters recently made a fourth installment of knitting to support an appeal launched by Queensland midwife and helicopter pilot Jan Becker, who has travelled to Tanzania with the aim of improving the survival rate of babies through education, community support and health. Mrs Becker owns and operates Becker Helicopters at Marcoola Airport in Queensland with her husband Mike. The North Canterbury connection is through employee Perry Orchard, whose parents Alan and Joan live in Rangiora. The

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latest batch comprises 11 boxes and 11,750 baby items. ‘‘She (Mary Busch) does a marvelous job not only knitting and sewing as well as collecting the items from the local knitters, counting and boxing them. She even has the Rangiora Lady Lions knitting.’’ Mrs Orchard says the local knitters are far from finished as they now plan to knit hats for children and adults who have cancer and hair loss. Anyone with surplus 8­ply wool can phone Mary Busch on (03) 3138499. For more information about the Tanzania premature baby appeal go to Jan Becker’s website www.midwifevision.com.

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river is indeed a toanga (treasure).’’ More than 100 different Waimakariri’s Ashley­Rakahuri River and estuary is a precious, species had been recorded on the river, including the estuary, internationally­recognised he said. environment which must be During the evening, Attwood protected. presented a wonderful That was the message photographic slideshow Christchurch photographer featuring many of the Ashley­ Steve Attwood conveyed at an Rakahuri evening in River birds, Rangiora last including the Friday critically (September endangered 11) to black stilt celebrate the (kaki), found river’s birds. only in New The Zealand, and function was the bar­tailed held in the godwit, Gables (kuaka) a Arcade, in a native pop­up art migratory gallery bird which where makes an Attwood has incredible a annual photographic journey to exhibition of New Zealand the rare, or from Alaska endangered, River birds . . . The kingfisher for the birds from (kotare) one of the many species of summer, the Ashley­ arriving from Rakahuri birds which habitat the Ashley­ Rakahuri River area in Waimakariri. September. River area. PHOTO: STEVE ATTWOOD The godwit’s The conservation exhibition status is ‘‘declining’’. and evening was organised by Although many of the Ashley­ the 7400 Upgrade community Rakahuri River birds are rare, group. ‘‘The Ashley­Rakahuri River or endangered, the river area is also home to many other more is listed as an internationally well­known birds, such as the significant wetland site with a charming kingfisher (kotare), wide range of bird species and fantail (piwakawaka), present, including many that are endemic (only found in New neither of which are threatened. Zealand),’’ he said. The photographic exhibition ‘‘Some of these birds are will be on display in the Gables extremely rare and/or highly threatened. To have them living Arcade pop­up art gallery until September 30. in, and breeding in, our local


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She simply immerses herself in the landscape and draws upon her emotional response to resonate in the paintings working rapidly on many different sized canvases at the same time. All her works are in acrylic and oil on canvas. Based in her hometown Oxford, she works from a family home studio and revels in the local variety of differing Oxford landscapes. And that is a matter about which she says she never tires. The Northern wall and the Eastern wall are full of merging environmental blue colours. I particularly liked her Swim at Ashley Gorge and her other constant reflections of the Oxford environment. I was also very impressed by Rebecca’s ‘‘Mumma Goddess’’ semi­naked breast feeding dinner plate and her strongly emotive Northern Walls motherly canvasses but with the exception of one they were all unframed. Nevertheless there was a high level of skills and emotive to view. But I am not so sure of Rebecca’s place mats or why it was necessary to entitle one of them as ‘‘Shit got Real’’. I asked an Arts Council member for her views about the exhibition. She said ‘‘I do like the use of Amy’s strong merging landscape colours, but this exhibition is certainly unusual and unexpectedly different.’’ The exhibition runs until October 4.

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Visiting gorillas fulfills a lifelong dream By DAVID HILL

Born free . . . A Rwanda mountain gorilla in its natural habitat.

close I would get.’’ Although he only spent one day with the mountain gorillas, he says it will help him with his study towards a Masters in Conservation Medicine, which he is doing part time over the internet through the University of Edinburgh. ‘‘Conservation Medicine is an emerging discipline that studies the complex relationships and

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the mountain gorillas are still endangered. Visitors pay money to go and see the gorillas which helps to protect them and a team of vets regularly visit to help them survive. The group of 19 he saw had one big silver back male and six females, plus babies. ‘‘The gorillas were just wrestling away while we were there. I didn’t appreciate how


rasps, a grinder and a hoof knife. ‘‘I’m pretty lucky. Not a lot of vets get to do what I do.’’ Dr Davidson first visited Africa in 1994. ‘‘I always knew I would go back, I just didn’t know how. I couldn’t get into Rwanda on that trip (1994) because of the genocide.’’ On this month’s trip he visited a genocide memorial, which he describes as ‘‘a harrowing experience’’. ‘‘It’s still pretty much a part of every day life in Rwanda.’’ He spent a day each with two charities, one working to get orphaned boys off the street and the other supporting vulnerable women and their children. ‘‘It was very cool and I had taken some stuff over in my ruck sack and they were very appreciative.’’ Dr Davidson says there were vets and doctors from all over the world, but mainly Africa, at the summer school. ‘‘The African doctors and vets didn’t have a lot of money, but they have big hearts.’’

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A lifelong interest in wildlife has led to a Rangiora vet visiting mountain gorillas in Rwanda. Rangiora Veterinary Centre partner Dr Ben Davidson spent two weeks in Africa this month, attending a Global Health Academy Summer School in Rwanda, went on a safari, visited orphans and spent time with the gorillas made famous by American conservationist Dian Fossey. ‘‘I guess all those people who have been involved in wildlife have all had an influence on me. ‘‘It was pretty exciting. I’ve had a passion for wildlife all my life and now I can combine that passion with my vet work.’’ He grew up reading the ‘‘Born Free’’ books by Joy Adamson, as well as ‘‘Gorillas in the Mist’’, the story of Dr Fossey’s work. Dr Davidson says he even stayed in the Muhabura Hotel in Rwanda where Dr Fossey regularly stayed. Poaching has reduced significantly in recent years, but

interactions between animal health, human health and eco­ system health.’’ Dr Davidson also went on a four day safari viewing elephants, hippos and other African wildlife. He expects to put his new knowledge to good use, as he has been working with the animals at Orana Park, near Christchurch, since April last year. Orana Park has three new guests this year, western lowland gorillas, from Taronga Zoo in Sydney. Dr Davidson has spent time in Sydney learning about ape anaesthesia in preparation. As well as working with gorillas, he has worked with cheetahs, removed a lump from a gecko, taken blood from tortoises and performed a pedicure on a giraffe under anesthetic. He also works with big farm animals. ‘‘It’s quite a big deal, doing a pedicure on a giraffe, it’s not an easy job. There’s no nail polish or nice finish ­ there’s a few

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Whole school photo . . . The students at Lynton Downs School, near Kaikoura, are getting PHOTO: LYNTON DOWNS SCHOOL excited about the school’s centennial reunion at Labour Weekend.

Rural school celebrates for the sales. Now they truck them down. ‘‘There was a lot more happening in the Former students are looking forward to community in those days. They used to get together a lot more. Now everybody’s got a reminiscing at a school reunion near fast car, so they just run into Kaikoura.’’ Kaikoura next month. Lynton Downs School, on Inland Road, He says few of the old families remain in the area. The Lawson family is one of the is set to host a centennial reunion at Labour Weekend, which also incorporates few families still farming in the area. the former Glen Kowai School which was Peter Lawson grew up on a dairy farm in closed around 60 years ago. the area and attended Glen Kowai School William Weavers was a student at in the 1930s and 1940s and later served on Lynton Downs School during the 1950s and the Lynton Downs School committee while 1960s, going through to standard 6 (year 8). his own children were students. His son It was during this time that the old Glen has since taken over the family farm. He remembers riding a pony to school, a Kowai School classroom was transported to Lynton Downs School, giving the latter distance of three­and­a­half miles, ‘‘in all school two classrooms, two teachers and winds and weathers’’. The school had between 25 to 30 students and went up to 40 students. ‘‘There were a lot of sheep cockies up through to standard 6. ‘‘I remember we had to walk across the Inland Road in those days and they all had married couples — there was a strong paddocks to find a hole to go swimming.’’ The reunion begins with a welcome at community,‘‘says Mr Weavers, a retired the school at 1pm on Saturday, October 24, sheep farmer. The school roll fell to just six students followed by a tree planting, class / year during the 1980s. Today there are 15 photos being taken and a cake cutting students from new entrance to year 6, one ceremony led by the oldest ex­pupil and classroom and a teaching principal, Sarah youngest present day student. A buffet meal will be held at the Kaikoura Laugesen. Racecourse in the evening, followed by The former Glen Kowai School music. classroom is now the wool shed for local A community barbecue will be held at farmer Tony Blunt. Mr Weavers remembers the swimming the school the next day with old­fashioned pool being built in 1961. Until then games organised by today’s students, Ms Laugesen says. students used to swim in a nearby spring, which was ‘‘as cold as anything’’. ‘‘The kids are really excited about it and looking forward to it.’’ There were mostly sheep and cattle farms in the area, with six small dairy Registrations close on October 1 and can be made at Lynton Downs School, RD3, farms. ‘‘In those days we took the sheep down to Kaikoura 7373, or by emailing Kowai and rail them down to Addington office@lyntondowns.school.nz. By DAVID HILL

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A North Canterbury alpaca is set to be retired to stud after winning an unprecedented four supreme champion ribbon at the National Expo in Hamilton at the weekend. Ohoka breeders Dr Chris and Liz Strack are thrilled their alpaca Stoneleigh Valentino won supreme champion huacaya alpaca for the fourth time in five years. ‘‘It’s pretty special ­ not only is he the first alpaca to win supreme champion four times in New Zealand, it’s likely to be a world first. I haven’t heard any other alpacas winning four supreme champion ribbons at a national show anywhere else.’’ Dr Strack says Valentino also won champion mature alpaca, meaning the animal has now won all of the age classes across six years competing at the National Expo. ‘‘We plan to retire him from the national show. There’s not a lot he needs to prove ­ he’s done what no other animal has done. We intend to keep him back paddock and let his progeny do the talking the taking for him. Several of Valentino’s progeny also made the trip to Hamilton, picking ribbons in junior (six to 12 months) and intermediate (12 to 24 months) classes. ‘‘His progeny have done really well. The only reason you have a stud male is to produce progeny and we are relatively small breeders, so it is very satisfying.’’ Valentino’s daughters Florabella came second in the junior white huacaya female class and Flamentina won the junior light fawn female class, while his sons finished first, second and third in the junior white huacaya male class ­ with Stoneleigh Icon

National Alpaca Expo results (North Canterbury winners only): Huacaya: Supreme champion huacaya: Stoneleigh Valentino, Chris and Liz Strack, Ohoka, North Canterbury.

Champion junior female: Silverstream Opalescent, Kit and Sheryl Johnson, Kaiapoi. Reserve champion: Stoneleigh Florabella, Chris and Liz Strack.

Champion . . . Ohoka alpaca breeder Liz Strack holds the winning trophy with supreme champion huacaya winner PHOTO: SUPPLIED Stoneleigh Valentino. winning champion junior huacaya male. Another son of Valentino’s, Stoneleigh Checkmate, won reserve champion intermediate huacaya male, while a daughter, Silver­Stone Ice won champion light fawn huacaya. (Silver­Stone is a stud jointly owned by the Stracks and Kaiapoi couple Kit and Sheryl Johnson.) ‘‘We are looking forward to next year when they are more mature.’’ Dr Strack says junior alpacas are like pre­teen children, while in the next class up, intermediate alpacas are like teenagers. The Stracks’ success continues North Canterbury’s dominance at the National Expo, with local breeders winning supreme champion huacaya eight times since the

Champion junior male: Stoneleigh Icon, Chris and Liz Strack. Reserve champion: Silver­Stone Ice, Strack and Johnson. Reserve champion intermediate male: Stoneleigh Checkmate, Chris and Liz Strack. Reserve champion adult female: Silverstream Minaret, Kit and Sheryl Johnson. Champion senior female: Silverstream Ladyship, and champion senior male: Silverstream Landau, Kit and Sheryl Johnson. Champion mature female: Silverstream Deja Vu, Kit and Sheryl Johnson. Champion mature male: Stoneleigh Valentino, Chris and Liz Strack. Reserve champion mature male: Aquaviva Cadbury, Kevin and Lesley Burgess, Swannanoa, Rangiora. Champion white: Stoneleigh Valentino, Chris and Liz Strack. Champion light fawn: Silver­Stone Ice, Strack & Johnson. Reserve champion mid/dark fawn: Silverstream Infinity, Kit and Sheryl Johnson. Champion brown: Aquaviva Cadbury, Kevin and Lesley Burgess. Reserve champion brown: Silver­Stone November, Strack & Johnson. Reserve champion black: Silverstream Night Fever, Kit and Sheryl Johnson.

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Drought seminars planned Young Farmers to test skills Help is at hand for managing the drought. Federated Farmers and the North Canterbury Drought Response Committee have joined forces to organise a workshop, ‘‘Managing the drought: tools for good decision making’’, which will be held at the Hurunui Stables Cafe from 3pm on Tuesday, September 29. Speakers include James Hoban, Craig Williamson (of Rabobank) speaking on maintain a good relationship with the bank, Simon Thorne (Farmlands) on cropping and pasture best practice, Noel McGirr (North Canterbury Vets) on animal health before, during and after weaning, Jansen Travis (Tambo NZ) on weaning and sales strategies, and Ed Marfell (Hazlett Rural) on the market outlook. Registration is requested. Email: ncdrought@gmail.com or call Linda Donnelly on (03) 357 9450. Beef and Lamb New Zealand (BLNZ) will shout the first beer for those who register and the North Canterbury Rural Support Trust is sponsoring nibbles. A rural business support seminar is also being held at The Woolshed function centre at Ti Papa, Greta Valley, hosted by legal firm Corcoran French, to give North Canterbury rural businesses the opportunity to get some practical business advice. Managing partner Martin Bell says the company has strong links to North Canterbury and wanted to do something for local businesses to help them through trying times. ‘‘We are lucky enough to have sourced a number of excellent speakers who will present on issues that might be affecting local businesses in the current economic conditions,’’ he says.

Former BLNZ chairman Mike Petersen, who is now involved with New Zealand’s special agricultural trade envoy TPPA talks and promoting New Zealand’s agricultural sector internationally, will talk about his role, the international agricultural scene and his experiences in dealing with business adversity. Experienced police negotiator Leairne Dow will speak on how negotiating can get people to see another person’s point of view. ‘‘Whether it be your bank manager, your customers or suppliers, or your kids, everyone negotiates every day. Leairne’s tips on how to get people around to your point of view will be invaluable, not least to say very interesting,’’ Mr Bell says. Pricewaterhouse Coopers and ANZ representatives will also speak on the importance of businesses plans and financial management, while Corcoran French staff will give tips on succession planning and business structuring. There is also a social aspect to the day. ‘‘One of the best things you can do if you are feeling stressed is get away from your business and catch up with your mates and business colleagues for a beer.’’ He says some businesses will be in better shape than others and experiences good or bad can be shared. ‘‘At times like this, a sense of community is key,’’ says Mr Bell. This free seminar will start at 2pm on October 8. Registration is required and can be made to Richard@corcoranfrench.co.nz or contact Richard Hearn at Corcoran French on (03) 3794660. Registrations close on October 1.

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Tasman regional Young Farmers are gearing up for one of their biggest events of the year. The Tasman regional skills weekend will take place this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, September 26 to 27, at the Mandeville Sports Ground, near Rangiora. The two­day event aims to upskill Young Farmers and TeenAg members across four main areas: animal health, maintenance, agronomy and personal development. New Zealand Young Farmers (NZYF) Tasman field officer Teaghan Lourie says the inaugural event is the first of many dedicated to development in the region. ‘‘The Tasman region is focused on developing our members’ practical and technical skills. This event is the first step on that journey.’’ The other unique aspect of the event is the deliberate involvement of TeenAg members, the secondary school version of Young Farmers. ‘‘The inclusion of TeenAg in this event was a no brainer. The transition between TeenAg and Young Farmers can be a bit scary, so this is about bridging that gap between the two levels and continuing to build our talent pipeline,’’ Ms Lourie says. The Saturday is solely focused on learning new skills from industry experts. The four categories are broken down into 18 different modules: Animal Health ­ velvet grading, questions and answers with a vet, rousie skills, use of animal drugs and breeding. Maintenance ­ farm implements, motorbikes, welding, fencing and chainsaws. Agronomy ­ pasture, seeds, irrigation, soils and fertiliser. Personal development ­ debating, interview skills and public speaking.

Skills . . . Students test their skills at a TeenAg event earlier this year.


Each module runs for 20 minutes, except the personal development modules which will run for 35 minutes. There are 90 participants registered for Saturday’s activities. On Saturday evening the Waimak Young Farmers Club is running a ‘‘Traffic Light Dance’’ at the Mandeville Sports Club, while TeenAg members will have a movie night. Most participants are camping onsite. Sunday morning will see some of the skills put into practise for a regional competitions day, including debating, fencing and clay target shooting. The winners of the fencing and clay target shooting will proceed on to the NZYF national competitions grand final in Timaru on July 7 next year. Those who are not competing in competitions will be taking part in a range of team building activities. The Sunday will also include the regional meeting, where the future strategy of the region will be on the agenda.

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Pigs . . . A line­up from last year’s Waiau Pig FILE PHOTO Hunt. David Fagan the time he left school and wanted to be a builder, to his first shearing competition in Southland which was held after he attended a Wool Board shearing course. Painfully shy as a child, he says he grew up fast when he went shearing in Perth at the age of 17. As well as competitions, David shore sheep all over the world and recalls shearing in Utah as a big eye opener. They were shearing in the middle of hundreds of oil derricks and the crude oil was literally bubbling up from the ground. The sheep had oil half way up their legs and on the belly and he says it was a strange experience. His favourite country to shear in was Italy, he loved the people, the food and the atmosphere. A highlight for him was being rung by former Crusaders and Australian rugby coach Robbie Deans. Robbie wanted David to come to Christchurch and teach them how to keep the team performing at the top level. ‘‘I thought this was the biggest compliment anyone could give me,’’ says David. When asked about his long career as a champion shearer, he says it is all about the ‘‘top two inches’’ i.e. attitude.

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Olympics next goal for U23 world champ By SHELLEY TOPP A second under­23 world championship win for Anton Cooper in Andorra earlier this month was a thrilling ride for the professional North Canterbury cyclist. However, Cooper’s win in the Under 23 Men’s Cross­Country World Mountain Bike Championships, does not give him automatic selection for the ride he wants most of all, at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, next August. Cooper, also won the Under 19 Men’s Cross­Country World Championships in 2012, and a gold medal at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games last year, but Olympic selection is performance­based, and so to ensure a place on the New Zealand team bound for Rio, he must continue to perform well until selection time next year. After his Andorra win, he received a special welcome home at Christchurch airport, on September 10, from family, friends, and students from his old school, Christchurch Boys’ High, who performed a haka for him. ‘‘It was quite cool and I was rapt to see everyone again,’’ Cooper says. Cooper, 21, wants to repeat his Under 23 World

World champion . . . Mountain bike racer Anton Cooper (centre) with his gold medal after winning the Under­23 Men’s Cross Country World Mountain Bike Championship at Andorra in southern Europe earlier this month. Victor Koretsky (left) from France, finished second, with Grant Ferguson, from Great Britain, PHOTO: SUPPLIED third. Championship success next year. However, making the Olympics team, and then performing well at Rio are top priorities too, and his win at Andorra, against world­class opposition has given him confidence that he has the

ability to win a medal. The defending champion, Victor Koretzky, from France, finished second with Grant Ferguson, from Great Britain, third. While fellow Kiwis Sam Gaze, from Cambridge, finished fourth, and Coopers’ friends,

Craig and Ben Oliver, brothers, also from North Canterbury, finished 47th and 54th. Next year will be big for Cooper. For now, though, he’s enjoying ‘‘chilling out’’ at his family home in Woodend, but won’t be resting for too long.

In a week’s time he will be off to Brazil for a test event on the Olympic track. Then it will be back to New Zealand for a relatively quiet time during November and December, but from January it will be ‘‘all on again’’. Cooper, is a big name on the world stage of mountain bike racing, and even has a Wikipedia page. He rides for the Cannondale Factory Racing Team, travelling the world competing. He spent four months overseas racing during the lead­up to the world champs in Andorra, a small mountainous country in southern Europe, bordering Spain and France, situated in the Pyrenees Mountains. Cooper was based in Germany, but he also travelled to Canada, the US ‘‘and all over Europe’’ during the build­up to the championships. He is a member of the North Canterbury Cycling Club. While he is at home in North Canterbury he often trains in the Port Hills in Christchurch. However, closer to home he says the Wharfedale track, in Oxford, which features in a spectacular You Tube video, and the Mount Richardson tracks, are favourites to train on.

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Waiau netball

Winning drive . . . Rangiora’s Matt Summerfield on his way to winning the Ashley Forest Rallysprint at the weekend.

Summerfield wins

Rep rugby . . . Action at Culverden during the Under 14 game between Canterbury Country (red) and Nelson Bays (blue).

Rangiora’s Matt Summerfield took centre stage at the Ashley Forest Rallysprint last weekend. He successfully defended his title but by a narrow margin from Richard Baddock who was just .18 behind him. Summerfield now becomes the second driver in history to have defended the title in consecutive years driving a different vehicle each time. The late Kim Austin, the current overall and 2WD record holder, was the first to win back­to­back titles.

Country too strong

Results were: Matt Summerfield Subaru Impreza 1, Richard Baddock Subaru Impreza WRX 2, David Thexton Subaru WRX 3, Donald

McLean Subaru WRX 4. Class placings: 0­1300cc: Kane Adcock Toyota Starlet 1, Chris Herdman Toyota Starlet 2, Chris McLean Toyota Corolla 3. 1301­1600: Josh Mitchell Toyota Starlet 1, Jacob Ewing Toyota 2. Classic 2WD: Bruce McMillan Mazda RX3 1, Jim Tennant Nissan 240RS 2, Phil Walker Mazda RX7 3. Unlimited 2WD: Chris Hey Toyota MR2 1, Trevor Crowe Subaru Justy 2, Donn McLaren Mazda Escort Rotary 3. Rally 4WD: Richard Bateman Mitsubishi Lancer 1, Jason McConnell Subaru Impreza 2, Sam Hurley Mitsubishi Evo 3. Unlimited 4WD: Michael Tall Mitsubishi Evo 1, Sloan Cox Hillclimb Special Evo 2, David Thexton Subaru WRX 3.


Cold southerly winds did not deter spectators from Culverden last Saturday when Hurunui Rugby Football Club hosted junior Canterbury Country matches against Nelson Bays. The games were played on a hard ground with dust rising in the mauls due to the region’s dry weather conditions of late. The tough conditions suited the Canterbury boys, who successfully won all three games. Results:

Under 13: Canterbury Country 87 Nelson Bays 7. Under 14: Canterbury Country 38 Nelson Bays 19. Under 15: Canterbury Country 15 Nelson Bays 3. This year Hurunui rugby club has nine players representing Canterbury Country: Under 65kgs: Troy James and Jed MacDonald. Under 14: Hamish Gray, Drew Topp and Caleb Beck. Under 15: Angus Johns, Finn Cunningham and Nathan Hawley. Under 16: Bill Lepine.

The Waiau Netball Club’s membership this season was the strongest for many years with 68 members, enabling it to enter three senior and five junior teams in the Hurunui Netball Saturday competition. All teams fought hard in their grades where there were some great games of netball played. Netball is the only competitive women’s sport offered in the Waiau district but is also an option for junior boys who are not keen on rugby. The club, whose major sponsor is Mt Lyford Contracting, is proud of the support it receives from its sponsors, whanau and the community on its club day which helps nurture and encourage netball in Waiau. Mt Lyford Contracting has been a sponsor since 2007 and has supported the club in buying new netball uniforms and other uniform supplies. This year the club bought three sets of playing bibs and 22 sets of uniforms all of which are monogrammed with the company’s log and its own Waiau Netball name. ‘‘This sponsorship, by a local business, is a great benefit to our club which we are incredibly grateful for,’’ says a club spokesperson.

Rangiora Bridge Club Saturday Afternoon Pocock Pairs: North/South: Noel Grigg /Sue Solomons 1. East/West: Ros Crighton / Heather Waldron. Monday Afternoon Rimu Pairs: North/South: Jenny Shore / Liz Duke 1, Judith Driver / Jan Roose 2, Helen Dunn / Janice Pickering 3. E/W: Maggie Johnston / Kareen McKay 1, Margaret Forbes / Denise Laing 2, Barbara Bonnett / Val Timms 3. Wednesday Premier Pairs: N/S: Brett Waterfield / Ian Brash 1, Judith Driver / Darcy Preston 2, Betty McGregor / Elizabeth Bryden­Evans 3. E/W: Gaynor Hurford / Dawn Simpson 1, Suzette McIlroy / Victor Paul , Dave Putt / Peter Van Leeuwen 3.


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Properties for sale throughout North Canterbury

18 Mara-Kai Place, Pegasus Expressions of Interest above $1,250,000 For more information Emily Newell 027 472 0409 or Maurice Newell 027 240 1718 or view online www.farmlandsrealestate.co.nz – property ID RA1651

A Property of Distinction We are looking for a family who enjoy the finer things in life and are after a house of quality. They will be impressed with the sophistication and layout of this well-appointed home overlooking the fifth green of the internationally renowned Pegasus Golf Course, 28km from Christchurch CBD.

The house features three main living areas and a floor area of 388sqm, an impressive high ceiling foyer, tiled flooring, guest wing/children’s wing with bathroom and separate lounge. Master suite includes a nicely fitted out walk-in closet and a deluxe tiled en suite with his and hers vanity, a separate storage room and four car garage.

Located in the delightful community of Pegasus, on a large plot by the fifth green, this exceptional property has extremely impressive features. Large windows provide breathtaking views over the Southern Alps and Pegasus Golf Course.

Other amenities include private screening room, high end kitchen appliances, tinted windows and full video surveillance which provides total privacy and security, a private outdoor area offers a lovely secured place for young children or pets to play.

Move on and take off

While large sliding doors connect the indoor and outdoor entertainment areas, perfect for summers day entertainment on the extensive Kwila decking and adjoining BBQ area. Built in 2010, this home was awarded bronze in the prestigious House of the Year Awards, this house was custom designed and built to a quality difficult to compare with. We invite you to visit this executive property, beyond compare in the current Pegasus market.

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For Sale

New Listing | Double Corner Road, Amberley Deadline Sale

Swannanoa | Two Chain Road

8.2 Hectares

10 Hectares

Unlimited Potential. From the kitchen window of this five bedroom home you can enjoy views of natural beauty across your property to the sea. The house is built with Oamaru Stone blocks and features an open plan living area with logburner, a large conservatory, spacious family bathroom and private backyard. Set on fertile Wakanui soils, this property is currently used for finishing cattle, but has potential for vegetable growing, tree crops, or subdivision. | Property ID RA1654

Broomfield | 206 Mt Brown Road 14 Hectares A Taste Of Tuscany. Established Olive Grove, 14.05ha with 1,500 established trees planted. Varieties include Leccino, Frantoio and Picaul. The district has the infrastructure to handle the crop with mechanical harvesters and pressing facilities available nearby. There is ample space available to increase the planting or use the available land for other farming ventures. The property is situated at the end of a private lane providing peace and quiet, the four bedroom permanent material home with open plan living is set in a Tuscan style garden and enjoys lovely views to Mount Grey. | Property ID AM1025

James Murray 027 436 8103

Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425

Closing 4pm, Wednesday 28 October 2015

Deadline Sale


Aviation Opportunity. This outstanding property is being offered for sale for the first time in 30 years. With the potential for a 520 metre runway, with a 07/25 vector surrounded by farmland rather than lifestyle blocks, this is an opportunity not to be missed. The 290m2, architecturally designed, sawn Oamaru Stone home is classically elegant and features two living areas with Oregon cathedral ceilings, four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large upstairs games room and a triple internal access garage. Excellent indoor outdoor flow to the paved barbeque area and the expansive gardens. | Property ID RA1647

Deadline Sale

Balcairn | 118 Duffs Road


By appointment

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718 Emily Newell 027 472 0409

Closing 4pm, Thursday 22 October 2015

By appointment


James Murray 027 436 8103

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

Barry Keys 027 434 7689

By appointment


Maurice Newell 027 240 1718 Emily Newell 027 472 0409

Closing 4pm, Friday 9 October 2015

Rural Opportunity. 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

Emily Newell 027 472 0409


Deadline Sale

15.7 Hectares


Closing 4pm, Thursday 15 October 2015

Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600


By appointment


James Murray 027 436 8103

Allan Gifford 027 226 2379

Chris Abbott 027 435 2872

0800 200 600 | farmlandsrealestate.co.nz

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For Sale


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

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


Kaikoura | 242 Esplanade

By negotiation






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 two bedroom cottage. Ripe for development, with views and location. Make an appointment to view. | Property ID BL1161

By appointment


Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425 Malcolm McNaughton 027 297 4297

Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600




$5,000,000 plus GST (if any)



Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

Allan Gifford 027 226 2379

74 Fareham Lane Renwick, Marlborough

Established Wairau Plains Vineyard - 24 Hectares. Approximately 21 hectares planted in Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and smaller areas of other varieties, grafted onto phylloxera resistant root stocks. Two water supplies providing 432 cubic metres per day. Character two storey, four bedroom villa built 2002 sited on an elevated site commanding 360 degree views over the vineyard and Marlborough landscape. “Summerhouse” with heated pool. Substantial ancillary buildings. | Property ID BL1164





71 Douglas Road 2,006m2 - 2,675m2

18 Mara-Kai Place 1,806m2

Between $210,000 $230,000

Enquiries above $1,250,000



Emily Newell 027 472 0409 Maurice Newell 027 240 1718 A Property Of Distinction. Overlooking the fifth green with breathtaking views over the Alps and golf course. The house features three living areas, 388m2 floor, tiled flooring, guest wing with separate lounge, four car garage, Master with walk-in wardrobe and deluxe en suite, private screening room, high-end appliances, tinted windows and video surveillance. You will be impressed with the sophistication of this well appointed home. | Property ID RA1651

Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425


New Listing

Large Section - Perfect Location. If you like a bit of space around you and want the convenience of walking to the local cafes and shops, then this section will appeal. This 2,990m2 section is one of the largest sections for sale in the Amberley village, ideally located close to all the amenities, including medical centre, post shop and central shopping area. All services close to boundary, fenced on three boundaries and views of Mt Grey. Build your new home amongst other quality homes. | Property ID AM1028

Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

By appointment

New Listing 11 Hilton Drive Amberley

James Murray 027 436 8103


Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119 Orchard Lane Subdivision. This exclusive, small Rural Residential subdivision, located on the west side of Amberley Township has a peaceful rural outlook and views of Mt Grey and the Seadown Hills. The sections are close to Amberley’s township amenities, but far enough away to enjoy a relaxed rural lifestyle. Only six sections available. Each section has services to the boundary and covenants in place to protect your investment. Titles available now. | Property ID AM1027

Emily Newell 027 472 0409

Barry Keys 027 434 7689

Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600

Allan Gifford 027 226 2379

Chris Abbott 027 435 2872

0800 200 600 | f armlandsrealestate.co.nz

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This week’s open homes in North Canterbury Thursday September 24th Kaiapoi 1.00pm 1.00pm

1.30pm 2.00pm

Rangiora 12.00pm 12.00pm 1.30pm

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287 Lees Road 4 Charles Street

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

25 Green Street 55A Kensington Ave 7 Brookvale Place

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

Saturday September 26th Amberley 12.00pm



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15 Foxton Drive 46 Sovereign Boulevard 5 Gilchrist Place 287 Lees Road 4 Charles Street Site Office Tuhoe Ave 2 Wakeman Way 20 Vickery Street

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3 Kuta Street 18 Eyrewell Road

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7 Brookvale Place 25 Green Street 35a Charles Street

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

7 Gilbert Street 5a Gilbert Street 5 Hillview Place Tekoa Estate – Amberley Beach Rd 3 Courage Road 75 Willowside Place

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Casebrook 1.15pm


Fernside 2.00pm 3.00pm

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7 Gilbert Street

Sunday September 27th Amberley

2.15pm 2.15pm 2.45pm

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

11.45am 12.00pm 12.00pm 12.00pm 12.15pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.45pm 2.00pm 2.00pm 2.00pm 2.00pm 2.15pm 2.30pm 2.30pm 3.15pm 3.00pm 3.15pm

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Mandeville 12.00pm 12.00pm

Ohoka 12.00pm 1.00pm

34 Willowside Place 138 Carters Road 9 Haydon Place

Farmlands Real Estate 1.00pm 1.30pm Harcourts Twiss Keir 2.00pm 2.30pm Harcourts Twiss Keir Oxford

Ashley Village

Waimak Real Estate

14 Brogar Place

Harcourts Twiss Keir

218 Swannanoa Road 798 Oxford Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir Waimak Real Estate

27 Fairweather Crescent Waimak Real Estate 41 Batten Grove Harcourts Twiss Keir Unit 8, 45 Doubledays Rd Waimak Real Estate Unit 35, 45 Doubledays Rd Waimak Real Estate 5 Gilchrist Place Harcourts Twiss Keir Villa 24, 150 Williams St Waimak Real Estate 53 Williams Street Harcourts Twiss Keir 287 Lees Road Harcourts Twiss Keir 4 Charles Street Harcourts Twiss Keir 14 Toa Street, Beach Grove Harcourts Twiss Keir 34 Peraki Street Harcourts Twiss Keir 55 Kawari Drive Harcourts Twiss Keir 1B/548 Williams Street Waimak Real Estate 2 Wakeman Way Harcourts Twiss Keir 268 Island Road Harcourts Twiss Keir 50 Sterling Crescent Harcourts Twiss Keir 16 Hills Streeet Harcourts Twiss Keir Lot 5, 9 Hancox Street Harcourts Twiss Keir 12b McDougall Place Harcourts Twiss Keir 20 Vickery Street Harcourts Twiss Keir 29 Peraki Street Harcourts Twiss Keir

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372 Mandeville Road 129 McHughs Road

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20 Pinewood Close 54 Warwick Road

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33 Tristram Road 792 Tram Road

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76 Church Street 753 Depot Road 122 Main Street 672 Depot Road 3 Stonebridge Lane

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3 Kuta Street 18 Eyrewell Road

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25 Green Street 9 Hassall Street Elm Green Subdivision 226 Northbrook Road 87b Newnham Street 23 Ashview Place 108 Blackett Street 7 Brookvale Place 64 Belmont Ave 55A Kensington Ave 99 Ashley Street Elm Green Subdivision 11 Churchill Drive 4 Percival Street 90 South Belt 35a Charles Street 6 Pimlico Place

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1480 Main North Road

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54 Rangiora Woodend Rd Harcourts Twiss Keir 2 Paget Drive Waimak Real Estate

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Business For Sale

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

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

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

AVAILABLE now quali­ fied tradesmen. Roofs, exterior and interior, com­ mercial painting. In North Canterbury for 20 years. Quality workmanship. No job too big or too small. Phone Mike Watts for a free quote 027 931 1876 or 03 327 5388.

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20 yrs exp, fast and friendly service. For all your painting needs, phone: Martin 310 6187 or 021 128 9867

For Sale BALEAGE for sale. Medium squares, excellent quality. $100 ea pickup. Call 03 312 9188 evenings. FARM Killing Shed. Round concrete, medium size. Could be used also as Dangerous Goods shed. $1500 ono. Ph 021 626 449 or 03 385 4966. NO bees? Rent a beehive. Fully managed by regis­ tered bee keepers. You get pollination plus honey. Phone 027 657 2007.

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ALPACAS Suri Alpacas for your lifestyle block. Pets and Fibre producers. Breeding Packages to suit any budget. Full After Sales Service and Care. Halter trained Wethers from $200 each. Ph Maree 027 212 3877.


AMBERLEY PRECIOUS PETS Boutique Boarding Kennel for small Hire dogs. Ph 03 314 9669. TEMPORARY Fencing. New hire business based in www.amberleyprecious Amberley, servicing all pets.co.nz

MOTHERS SUPPORTING MOTHERS A free, independent, confidential, non-judgemental service for mothers of babies / young children, and trades in North Canterbury. pregnant women. Ph 027 430 4348. Group sessions every Friday in Rangiora, 10am to 12pm, War Memorial Hall and first Friday of each month in Kaiapoi, 1pm to 2.45pm, Kaiapoi Plunket Situations Vacant Situations Vacant rooms. Community Connector For further information contact Chris 03 3129 787 or – Amberley area Frances 027 651 4854, or visit our website www.motherssupportingmothers.org.nz 1629639 An exciting opportunity exists for someone passionate about building a strong and connected community in the Amberley area. This role will be 15 -20 hours pw and its main Farm Fresh, purpose will be building a sense of belonging Organic, Free and connecting people to activities, services and information, as well as working with Range. others to meet new and emerging needs in See and Taste the Amberley community.


the difference! $6 per dozen. Call 313 4733.

Golden Wedding




Situations Vacant Situations Vacant

PAVING & Landscaping. New & repair work. Phone BARKS, Composts, Pea 027 437 0419. Straw & much more at Woodend Landscape Supplies. Delivery & cour­ tesy trailers available. Open Livestock 7 days. Ph 03 312 2003.

Please email your interest to kate@beaccountable.co.nz

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

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


• Well established company operating in Christchurch • Major contract in place that gets renewed every year for 3 years, with renewal option • Other ongoing work in place • Goodwill - Good client base, excellent reputation and committed clientele • Equipment and Vehicles included, list on application • VERY COMPETITIVE PRICE


Garage Sales RANGIORA 8 Kinley Street. Off Blackett. Spring clean. Books, Clothes, Plant Pots. Saturday 26th September. 8am.

Waipara Valley Promotions Association AGM 27th October, 6.30pm, 6 Anzac Street, Waipara. All welcome. Enquiries Sarah 021 159 8246.

Ian Galbraith & Ann Hallgarth were Married on 25 September 1965 at St John's Presbyterian Church Hastings Now Living in Rangiora

MAKKS Roast & Chinese. Lunch from $5, 11 ­ 3pm. CLAIRVOYANT Dinner Buffet from $9, medium, clear accurate 5­8pm. Call today for readings with Holly. Phone weekly specials. Phone 03 03 314 9073. 313 9119. 90 High St, Rangiora.

We are looking for someone special who has existing links in the community, and a good understanding of community development principles and how to connect people. It will be essential to have strong communication, relationship building and networking skills. Most importantly you’ll be a self-starter who can see the purpose and vision to get this role up and running. If this sounds like you we’d love to hear from you! For a copy of the application form and Job Description email amberleycommunityconnector@gmail.com. Please send applications to amberleycommunityconnector@gmail.com by Friday 2nd October 2015.

Situations Wanted CARER, Companion available for Elderly. Mature, kind & caring Lady. Days negotiable. Sleepovers by arrangement. Phone 021 713 149.

Wanted. Experienced Builder or Carpenter for Architectural work. Good company culture. Ph Simon. HIGH COUNTRY HOMES LTD 027 222 4974.



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

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

Oxford Workingmens Club Secretary / Manager Oxford Workingmens Club is currently seeking to employ a suitably qualified and experienced secretary / manager to administer all aspects of the club. This position requires a self-driven person with a professional attitude and customer focus who is prepared to continue to drive the growth and development of our club which is situated in a country town approximately 45 minutes inland from Christchurch. Oxford Workingmens Club offers a wide range of facilities, 7 days a week that include a bar, bottlestore, restaurant, gaming lounge, TAB and entertainment. To be successful you will ideally have the following: • A General Managers certificate in accordance with the Sale of Liquor Act. • Excellent customer service skills. • Strong attention to detail and accuracy. • Ability to effectively lead and manage staff. • Excellent organisation and planning skills. • Be a team player with a can-do attitude. • Excellent computer skills. • Experience in business operations with a thorough understanding of Gaming Machine Operations. Email Application, including covering letter and CV to: The President Mr Ivan Stubbs: oxfordclub@xtra.co.nz Applications close 28th September 2015.


of Amberley. Part Timer Required (20hrs) This position would be perf rfect for someone just out of Beauty Therapy College, or training for a degree. The position will grow to Full Time. Please apply in writing to Kate info@beautyandyou.co.nz 133 Carters Rd, Brackenfields Amberley 7410. Ph 03 314 7692 Like us on facebook


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Situations Vacant Situations Vacant Situations Vacant Situations Vacant Situations Vacant Situations Vacant

The Waimakariri District Council operates a number of high quality Aquatic Facilities in the Canterbury region including the Dudley Park Aquatic Centre, Kaiapoi Aquatic Centre and Oxford Community Aquatic Centre. The Councils’ Aquatic Facilities are committed to providing a high level of customer experience for wide range of users, and ensuring that each aquatic centre in our district is being utilised to its full potential providing the highest value possible to our communities. To assist with this, the Council is currently seeking applications from energetic and focused applicants who are capable of training to become part time and casual Lifeguards, Learn to Swim Instructors, Customer Service Representatives and Aquarobics Instructors at Dudley Park Aquatic Centre and Kaiapoi Aquatic Centre.

For more information, a job description and application forms please contact Tina Brough, Dudley Park Aquatic Centre on (03) 311 8905; or visit our website waimakariri.govt.nz Interested applicants are invited to send their curriculum vitae with a covering letter and completed job application form to: Human Resources Administrator, Waimakariri District Council, 215 High Street, Private Bag 1005, Rangiora 7440, or emailed to hr@wmk.govt.nz Applications close on Wednesday 30 September 2015 The Council is an equal opportunities employer.

Canterbury Waste Services provides resource recovery, waste transport and waste disposal services in Canterbury. We are seeking a fit, energetic and versatile person to join our team at the Kate Valley Landfill. You will need an aptitude toward operating heavy construction equipment and be willing to learn all aspects of operating heavy machinery and civil construction works. The position is part of a dedicated team involved in the operational aspects of earthworks around civil construction and waste disposal, in a safe and environmentally secure manner.


Class 1, Own Transport Pass Drug test Civil, Industrial. Please call Murray on 021 921 981 Coverstaff

Cleaner required for busy Motel. Casual basis, must be available for some weekends. Riverstone Motel, Phone Peter 313 1863.



OUR Clients are busy again, and we are looking for more staff. Come in & register with us between 9 ­ 4pm, 66 Ohoka Rd, Kaia­ poi. Phone 03 327 0656.



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


Retail Salesperson Are you a keen gardener, do you have a passion for roses? Do you enjoy giving great customer service? We have a permanent part time position available for someone to join our friendly team. The position is Saturdays and Sundays with extra days during busy periods. We provide a large array of products in our busy gift and garden country store and are looking for a customer service person h wit an understanding of plants and roses. If this sounds like you and you would like to know more please Ph 021 051 3838.

Landscape Labourer / Hammer hand Required for immediate start. Must have some experience, clean drivers licence, be physically fit. Varied work within North Canterbury and Christchurch. Rates dependent upon experience. Send CV only to gardenfeatures@yahoo.co.nz. 1649975

SHEARER Mobile Sheep Shearer available for Life­ style Blocks. Over 30 years QUALIFIED Beauty experience. Phone Stuart Therapist or Nail Tech. If 027 315 6916. you are happy and love what you do, join our team SHEARER Sheep Shearer for Summer. Indulge Body available, fully mobile & Soul Kaikoura. Phone setup for lifestylers. Also Belinda 03 319 5834 for available for one stand work. Ph 021 0864 0372. more information. PROPERTY MAINTEN­ ANCE. Lawns, gardens, To Let hedges, chainsaw work, QUIET Professional pruning, painting and rooms to rent in Kaikoura. minor home alterations. 3 large well appointed TOWN AND COUNTRY. rooms for rent, on daily or Phone Mike 03 313 0261. weekly basis. Would suit PRINTING. Architect / Draftsman, SCREEN Lawyer, Accountant, For all your printing T­shirts, Podiatrist or any Health requirements. Professional. Plenty of off Hoodies, Hi­Vis vests and street parking. Phone 03 polos, Overalls, Caps etc. 319 5834 for more informa­ Please phone Heather 03 313 0261 or email tion. heather.norstar@gmail.com. TWO BEDROOM house in Waikari, rural outlook, • Subdivisions close to amenities. Freshly painted and carpeted. Not • Hot Chip Sealing suitable for young children. • Horse Arenas Suit semi­retired or profes­ • Driveways sional couple. Phone A/H • Shingle Supplies 03 314 4288.

Trades TILING J.A.S Tiling Services Ltd. Professional, prompt, friendly service. For all your tiling needs, kitchens, bathrooms, splashbacks, hearths, entranceways. Ceramic tiles, porcelain tiles, stone veneer, slate. Please phone Andy or Jo 027 322 7191, 03 310 7640 or email andy@jas­tiling.nz. DRESSMAKING. Alter­ ations, and dressmaking from $10. Hems to wed­ ding dresses. Free quotes. Ph Bianca 027 345 8900 or 03 313 8528.

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


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

Ph Chris 027 365 5818

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


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

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.



The successful applicants will receive the training necessary to perform their role, and once qualified may have the opportunity to pick up additional casual hours. Although advantageous, a background in the aquatic industry is not essential. However, a mature and customer focused attitude is essential.

DIY Home Handy-Men & Women


ROOF Painter. Affordable roof painter available. Ph Troy 022 084 2706 or visit www.affordableroofpainting.co.nz.


Aquarobics Instructors need to be fit and have the ability to provide a quality, fun and safe group exercise programme in the water ensuring customer retention. We are currently looking for casual instructors at both Dudley Park Aquatic Centre and Kaiapoi Aquatic Centre.


cut to length

BRICK & Blocklaying. All types of work. Licenced. Ph 027 437 0419.

WaiSwim Instructors will be trained to have a sound knowledge of swimming and provide participants with structured swimming and water safety tuition. Primarily we are looking for casual staff who are available between 9.00am and 3.00pm, however some afterschool and weekend work may also be available at both Dudley Park Aquatic Centre and Kaiapoi Aquatic Centre.

Customer Service Representatives need to be friendly, knowledgeable, confident learning different computer software packages and cash handling. We currently have part time permanent hours available at Dudley Park Aquatic Centre – Sunday 7.15am-1.00pm and Kaiapoi Aquatic Centre – Saturday 8.30am-12.30pm and Sunday 8.30am-12.30pm, note Customer Service Representatives at Kaiapoi Aquatic Centre need to be able to attain their lifeguard qualification.


FARMS & Lifestyle Blocks. Do you require help? Not enough time to get all those jobs done? Fencing repairs / Building maintenance / Stock water & Irrigation. General farm & stock work. Or perhaps need to get away and require an experienced per­ son to manage your prop­ erty. I take pride in being prompt and reliable. Refer­ ences available. Phone Ken 021 307 019.

Aquatic Facilities Staff

Lifeguards need to be confident swimmers and are responsible for supervising our customers, ensuring they have a fun, safe experience and are keen to return. We currently have part time permanent hours available at Dudley Park Aquatic Centre – Sunday 7.00am-11.00am and Kaiapoi Aquatic Centre – Friday 3.30pm-5.30pm.


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

Free Quotes 027 2299 454



WOF $35

Semi–retired Builder

If you are interested in training to become a multi skilled operator, or if you already have some experience, then we’d like to hear from you.


Canterbury Waste Services PO Box 142, Amberley 7441 Attention: Linda Chandler or email: lindac@cws.co.nz or telephone 03 359 1800 Canterbury Waste Services has a Zero Tolerance to drugs and alcohol in the workplace and undertakes pre employment and random testing.

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

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

23 High Street Rangiora 03 313 6096

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


The closing date for applications is 5.00 pm on 28 September. To obtain an application form and job description, please contact:

For Vehicle Servicing phone Allan 1627788

For all of your Trades and Classified enquiries, please contact Amanda at The News on 03 313 2840 1391722

You will need the following attributes: • Class 1 licence, possibly class 4 with WTR endorsement. • Heavy construction equipment aptitude or experience. • Be physically fit. • Be reliable and trustworthy. • A willingness to learn. • Positive attitude and initiative. • Enjoy working as part of a productive team. • The ability and willingness to work within the variable timeframes required by the CWS operations. • A positive and friendly outlook.

PH Steve 03 920 3081 or 027 433 9140

Thursday September 24 2015

Civil and Drainage

Driveways Landscaping Retaining Walls Earthworks Foundations

Wastewater Septic Tanks Treatment Plants Drainage Irrigation

Mainland Conveyor Services MCS


For all your Conveyor requirements

Ph 027 212 3880 Ritchie

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




Registered Clinical Dental Techncian

Phone (03) 313-9192


Oxford Butchery Bevan and Shane Frahm

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

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

Number one

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

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

Computer Repairs




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


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

“If it’s broke, let’s fix it”



• Baler Belting • Mower Belts • Firewood Conveyor Belts • Fasteners • Belting Repairs & Maintenance • Installation / Fitting of Belting Onsite Service - Over 20 years experience




Wilson Decorators Ltd

• Local Small family Business • Qualified Tradesman • 30 + Years Experience • Painting • Wallpapering • Waterblasting • Roof Painting • No Time Wasted • Free Quotes Ph: Rga 928 3537 Wayne 021 731 817 Lyn 021 207 4499 waylyn2@scorch.co.nz

Allan Pethig For all your electrical needs. Residential & Commercial

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

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

Free quotes (will travel)

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

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


38a Ashley Street, Rangiora




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

0274 339 578 scottexcavation@hotmail.co.nz



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

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


Hedge Trimming

FOR ALL YOUR FARM SHELTERBELT MAINTENANCE working throughout North Canterbury





03 313 2840


Agricultural Services


Builder For all of your Trades and LOCAL Classified BUILDERS enquiries, Ring Mark 027 229 7310 please for a free quote contact www.longsilver Amanda construction.com at • Licensed Building The News Practitioner • Registered on Master


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HIGH COUNTRY FENCING Dairy Conversion Specialist

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

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


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

Landscape Design





TopHedge Tree Trimming Phone Justin Stubbs 021 232 6270 03 312 8468

Phone 027 6266 6566


Landscape Architect available for Professional Garden Design

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Thursday September 24 2015

Massage Therapy

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Painters / Decorators


Sports, Injuries, Trigger Point, Relaxation, Deep Tissue


Canterbury owned and operated for over 60 years





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





“Fine Arts Guild Commended Framer”

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

PHONE 352 7594

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


Picture Framing

OPEN: Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm

Northh Cant Canterbury's bu 's Most M t EExperienced x 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



Master Plumber of the Year 2010

Picture Framing



Tree Topping

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

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

Timber Sales


Bill’s Liquid Waste



Septic Tank Cleaning

CALL ANDREW GILES 027 407 8744

Cleaning throughout North Canterbury

FREE PICK UP AND WEIGHED ON SITE Ph (03) 338 7000 • Ah (03) 312 6553 Mike 0274 818 544 • Robbie 0274 818 027


Phone Amberley (03) 314-9669

Tree Snip...

Locally owned and operated

Formerly trading as Ag Contracting now just Tree Snip


0800 SNIP IT 0800 764 748 www.treesnip.co.nz

Mobile 0275 379-694

Water Blasting

Quality Timb ber at discounted prices

We have a wide range of timber DECKING SPECIAL

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






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



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

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



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


Waterblasting Ltd Servicing Canterbury Commercial & Residential

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

341e Flaxton Road, Southbrook, Rangiora

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Rangiora & Kaiapoi Toyota

RUN IN BEFORE WE RUN OUT 2015 Hilux 4WD D/C Manual

Lease $89+GST per week!

Lease off ffer based on a 20-month/30,000km term on a Non-maintained Operating Lease

2011 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER 2012 TOYOTA YARIS 2009 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER PRADO VX F/DECK 70 SERIES 1300cc, auto, just 52,000km and in lovely 3.0 t/diesel, leather, 7-seater, very tidy

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

condition. Great value.

Now $51,995

2014 TOYOTA HILUX SR5 (ex-Demo)

3.0 t/diesel, auto, just 1,200km


Now $34,995



12-seater, 3.0 t/diesel, auto, low kms


2.5 AWD, auto, low kms, silver

Now $35,995


*Offer ends 30 November 2015 (or while stocks last). The advertised 2.9% (pa) finance rate is available on any new current generation Hilux that is purchased and delivered between 1 July 2015 and 30 November 2015 from participating Authorised Toyota Dealers in New Zealand. The advertised 2.9% (pa) fixed finance rate is only available on a ‘Classic Finance Loan’ through Toyota Financial Services with a minimum of 10% deposit for terms up to 36 months. Offer is subject to Toyota Financial Services normal lending criteria. Up to $350 establishment fee is payable. For full terms and conditions, visit our website: www.toyota.co.nz

QUALITY USED VEHICLE SELECTION 2013 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER LTD; just 44,000km, stunning in silver with leather trim.........................$48,995 2014 HILUX SR5 D/CAB 4WD, 3.0 turbo diesel, ex-demonstrator, 7,000km ....................................... $47,995 2010 TOYOTA HILUX SR5

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



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

Now $47,995


2012 TOYOTA COROLLA GX H/B, 1800, auto, stunning in Wildfire, 34,000km.................................... $17,995

Now $35,995

2009-2014 TOYOTA HILUX S/CAB, E/CAB, D/CAB 2WDS. Enquire today!................................ From $19,995

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

Was $36,995

2010 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER PRADO VX, 3.0 t/diesel, 7 seats, leather.............................................. $54,995


2005 TOYOTA AVENSIS, 2.0L, auto, very well optioned, Lustre Pearl................................................... $10,995

SO 2014 TOYOTA YARIS (new shape)


2012 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER PRADO, 7-seater GX, 3.0 t/diesel, auto, low km .................................. $49,995 2010 TOYOTA HILUX 2WD D/C, 2.7L, 5-speed ................................................................................... $19,995


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

3.0 t/diesel auto, ex-demo, 1,000km be quick!




1800cc, auto, great car at a sharp price!


2008 TOYOTA DYNA VAN, 4.0 diesel, 5-speed, 2.0-tonne capacity..................................................... $22,995


Finance & Insurance Available

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

(Kaiapoi After Hours: John Mellor 027 478 7685) www.rangiora.toyota.co.nz • • www.kaiapoi.toyota.co.nz Dale Clark 027 424 1422 • Robin Illingworth 027 435 5105 • Ben Wood 027 566 0013

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