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Thursday October 1 2015 | Issue 669

St John: Bed marathon raises thousandsforStJohn. — page 5.

Hurunui races: New trophy for station hacks at meet. — page 13.

Completed . . . A memorial to World War One now graces a huge wall in Markham Street, Amberley.

Cricket: Country season opens October 3. — page 27.


Memorial to war mural takes pride of place By ROBYN BRISTOW A memorial to World War One now graces a wall in Markham Street, Amberley. The mural came to life last weekend as Auckland­based street artists, Bobby Hung and Danae Ripley, transformed a blank, huge black canvas on brick. Aleisha Black, project co­

ordinator says it was amazing to see the detail created with a spray can and how fast it happened. Danae gained inspiration for the two faces that she painted on the mural from a poem by a Cantabrian who lost his best mate Jim in the war. Danae says she was drawn to the poem which ‘‘gave a window into the soldier’s emotional

response to the loss that he experienced.’’ The mural was completed quickly thanks in part to two local students, Faith Jones and Briarly Brow who received a few spray painting tips from Bobby and then were into it. ‘‘They were so diligent, I had trouble getting them to take a break,’’ says Aleisha. Bobby had previously

expected the painting to take two days, but when he saw how fast everyone was working he decided that they could push through and finish it in a day. There had been concerns about weather leading up to the scheduled painting date, but on the day the sun came out and everything ran smoothly. NC Hire had the scissor lift there waiting at 9am and

Andrea Shepherd, from Canterbury Traffic Control, had the cones all set out in the morning and stayed until dark when the mural was completed. The project was made possible with funding from the Hurunui Creative Communities Scheme and The Amberley Lions, and through sponsorship from Dulux, PJ Painters, Canterbury Traffic Control and NC Hire.

Hurunui’s Leo Fernandez Masterchef NZ runner up By AMANDA BOWES In a nail biting, gut wrenching finale, Leo Fernandez, from Waikari had the title of Masterchef New Zealand 2015

whipped away from him by Tim Read, with a mere two point margin on Monday night. After the semi­final on Sunday night, Leo went straight to the final wowing the judges with his

take on a dessert, Vilo Vilo ­ glutinous rice balls with sweet coconut and Pandan sauce. Tim also went through, while Hayley Bilton was eliminated. Going head to head on

Monday, in the first challenge, Leo and Tim had four stations on which they had to chop raw vegetables, fillet a fish, bone out a chicken and French a rack of lamb.

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Leo won the first challenge with a score of 31 to Tim’s 29 points. Next they had to create three dishes ­ street food, comfort food and fine dining. Continued Page 4

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Community service . . . Waimakariri District Council community service award recipients (back row, from left) Peter Gardyne, Graeme Prattley, Judy (Tussock) Rendel, Theresa Rosanowski, William Ensor, John Shivas, Bob Norrish, Christine Watton, Miranda Hales, Mervyn Johnson, Keith Hales, Peter Hildyard, Bob Fox and John Bass. Front row, from left, Helen Heddell, Athalie Lyon, Norma McLaren, Mayor David Ayers, Maree Gullery, Ray Mehrtens and Jillian Blatch. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

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Hoax calls Telephone callers have been doing the rounds in Amberley in recent days telling people their computer has been hacked and asking for personal details, such as passwords, to be able to fix it. The calls are a hoax. No details should be given out over the telephone to any caller asking for passwords or other personal details. The fight against pests in the Gore Bay and Port Robinson areas has received a $57,879 boost. The Gore Bay and Port Robinson Ratepayers Association has been granted the money by the Community Conservation Partnerships Fund to help wage war on rats, stoats, possums and other pests. Kaikoura MP Stuart Smith says community groups like the Gore Bay and Port Robinson Ratepayers Association are key to the future of the native bird population and to conservation generally. Sherwood Estate Wines was recently awarded gold at the New World Wine Awards for the Sherwood Estate Signature Family Waipara Valley Pinot Noir 2014. This is the third year in a row that Sherwood Estate has been awarded a Gold medal at the New World Wine Awards and the second year that the Sherwood Estate Signature Family Waipara Valley Pinot Noir 2014 has won Gold. Email address correction: Sightings of the Rough gecko, which featured in last week’s edition of The News, should be reported to Dr Lettink 0212066325 or marieke_ kakariki@clear.net.nz State Highway One repairs between Oaro and Cheviot, will now start about October 12. The ten week road repair programme was scheduled to start at the end of September. The highway will be reduced to a single lane with traffic signals and drivers can expect delays of 10 minutes at times while a retaining wall is built and a guardrail reinstated for the summer holiday period. For the latest information on this work go to www.highwayinfo.govt.nz or phone 0800 4 HIGHWAYS/ 0800 44 44 49. The following property is reported as lost to the Rangiora Police ­ have you seen it? A lime green purse with chain and flower on it, a black and grey bike and a black jacket with fake fur collar. The following property is at the Rangiora Police Station looking for a home: A black and red mountain jacket, child’s jeans and two hats.

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By SHELLEY TOPP The sailing days of the iconic MV Tuhoe are over after she was grounded on the treacherous Waimakariri River bar, at Kairaki Beach last Sunday. The old schooner, one of Kaiapoi’s most popular attractions, was on a homeward voyage from Lyttelton after undergoing $200,000 of repair work in dry dock. Waimakariri Mayor David Ayers said it was very tough to see the Tuhoe grounded. ‘‘As if Kaiapoi hasn’t been through enough in the last few years. It is a tragedy for the town,’’ he said. ‘‘It is too early to know what can be done. But, the Tuhoe is now officially classified as a wreck recovery’’. Eleven crew members were on board during her final voyage, including Nicki Stewart, a trained nurse of Kaiapoi, who is also a volunteer with Coastguard Waimakariri­Ashley. Nobody was seriously hurt during the incident. Ms Stewart said the crew travelled to Lyttelton from Kaiapoi on Sunday morning to bring the Tuhoe back home to Kaiapoi. ‘‘We were all really looking forward to having her back. She was a beautiful vessel.’’ It was an unexpected tragedy, but part of what can happen out on the ocean, she said. ‘‘We all tried our best to save her. It was very, very sad today to see we couldn’t recover her.’’ Most of the crew were safely evacuated at low tide on Sunday, but four remained on board overnight to try to guide the Tuhoe back to safety on Monday’s early­ morning high tide. When that failed, attempts were made to haul her clear with a fishing boat. Graeme Ball, from Kaiapoi, drove the crew over to Lyttelton in a minibus. He was watching the Tuhoe from the beach as

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Rainfall varies in NC By AMANDA BOWES

Play your part in local water management We need your knowledge, passion, experience, and ability to work collaboratively to help deliver benefits from Canterbury’s water resource to your community. Seven of Canterbury’s ten water management zone committees are now calling for applications from new community members. The Canterbury Water Management Strategy (CWMS) is an innovative and bold way of managing our fresh water now and in the future. It will contribute to the economic resilience of rural communities ensure safe drinking water supplies, and clean rivers and streams, as well as enhancing recreational opportunities and protecting environmental and cultural values. The following committees are seeking new members: Hurunui – Waiau Kaikoura

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Drought stricken Cheviot is beginning to see a glimmer of relief after 56mm of rain fell last week. But Hawarden and Waikari are still struggling with only 18mm. Last week’s rainfall varied throughout the Hurunui district with Cheviot on 56mm, Parnassus 70­80mm, Hurunui River SH1 58mm, Marble Point 43mm, Hawarden 18mm and Medbury 10mm. Hawarden is living up to its reputation of ‘‘missing out’’ with a total rainfall for the month just over an inch in some places. Vince Daly, who farms near Cheviot and has a NIWA station on his property, says all up for this month, Cheviot has had around 80mm of rain which has soaked into the ground and set the district up well for spring. ‘‘Cheviot will get a spring now, the creeks still haven’t got much water and there has been little runoff from the hills, if we get another rain in the next couple of weeks it will help,’’ says Mr Daly. Andy Fox, who farms in the Waikari Valley, says the rain was ‘‘patchy’’ across the district. He recorded 60mm at his house over the past week, while further up the farm under Mt Alexander, there was 30mm. ‘‘The recent rain has given the morale a real boost,’’ says Mr Fox.

Welcome drop . . . Hawarden’s September PHOTO: AMANDA BOWES rainfall. ‘‘Despite the ewes being lighter than usual over winter, lambing has been trouble free. We are grateful for the good weather we have had and being out on the hill today tailing, under blue skies and sunshine is a real pleasure.’’ With supplementary feed in short supply, if soil temperatures lift it is hoped enough feed will grow to make baleage, silage or hay.

Pipped by two points From Page 1 Leo’s street food, Steamed Buns with chicken, sweet sauce and raw vegetable sticks scored an equal nine points with Tim’s woven bacon and chicken liver kebab with barbecue sauce and mayonnaise. The fine dining was won by Tim who cooked a lamb rack with home made Riccota, mint sauce, parsnip chips and broccoli, while Leo presented the judges with a Chicken Inasal, brown wild rice and aubergine puree. Tim scored eight points while Leo scored six. For the comfort food, Leo cooked a chicken soup with rice, Arroz Caldo, with fried Tofu on the side. Tim cooked roast chicken, mashed potato, peas and carrots. Both dishes had something the judges weren’t so happy about, but Tim again took the lead by one point. At the end of the second challenge, Tim was on 53 points and Leo 52. Their final challenge was a killer and even the judges paled when they saw the dessert Ganesh Khedekar, NZ Pastry Chef of the Year put up for Tim and Leo to replicate. Tucked away in dry ice, the Duo Feuilletine had smoked chocolate discs, black garlic ice cream in a sphere of white chocolate on a base of chocolate soil. The main part of the dessert was a four layered dish with Chantilly cream and a fine layer of smoked chocolate on top. A toasted hazelnut in a spike of toffied sugar completed the dessert. With two hours to complete the challenge, neither Leo or Tim managed to finish it, but they were both judged on

Leo Fernandez what they had managed to get on the plate. Despite Tim’s chocolate sphere cracking, his icecream had the black garlic flavour the judges were looking for. Leo had managed to get the hazelnut on the plate and the judges liked his soil. His icecream however lacked a bit of flavour. The final points for all three challenges came out at 76 to Tim and 74 to Leo. ‘‘What a ride,’’ said Tim. When he came up against Leo who had been ‘‘in red hot form’’ he knew he would have to push himself. He did, and won by two points. Jane Thompson chats with North Canterbury’s other success in Masterchef, Richard Harris, on page 13.

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Marathon journey to raise funds for St John By SHELLEY TOPP Competing in a marathon is a tough slog. However, a group of benevolent motorcyclists made the 42km slog even tougher by pushing a hospital bed the distance in the hope of raising $100,000 for St John Ambulance to buy four new automated external defibrillators (AEDs) defibrillators for their ambulances. An AED is a portable life­saving device which delivers an electrical shock to a patient after a heart­attack to restore the heart’s natural rhythm. It can also be used to transfer vital patient information from the ambulance to the hospital. This means that cardiologists can assist during the journey to the hospital and are better informed when the patient arrives. AEDs are also

relatively simple to use. The Canterbury branch of the Widows Sons Motorcycle Club, which belongs to the Freemasons motorcycle association, asked businesses and individuals to sponsor the team of volunteers pushing the bed, and they also collected money along the route. Their gruelling journey began in Rangiora, at the St John Ambulance Station in Albert Street, and passed through Tuahiwi, Woodend and Kaiapoi before finishing at the Christchurch Hospital, in Riccarton Avenue. Sam Rowntree, president of the Canterbury club, said on Monday that they did not know yet what the final total raised was. ‘‘It is safe to say it is over $80,000,’’ he said. ‘‘We are hoping it is closer to $100,000.’’

Warwick Kirwan, chairman of the Rangiora St John Ambulance, said $80,000 was ‘‘absolutely fantastic, an outstanding amount.’’ A lot of work had gone into organising the event and many people had supported it, he said. It took an awful lot of sausages to raise that amount, and St John Ambulance was extremely grateful to everyone involved in the fundraiser. ‘‘We can now concentrate on saving lives instead of selling sausages to raise funds,’’ he said. The fundraiser was held in conjunction with the 75th birthday of the St John Rangiora Youth Division. The Widows Sons Motorcycle Club has also raised $41,000 for other charities this year including $24,000 for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter, $6000 for White Ribbon, $1000 for Cancer Research and $10,000 for RSA.

Fundraiser . . . Members of the Canterbury branch of the Widows Sons Motorcycle Club pushing a hospital bed along Pa Road, near Tuahiwi last Saturday during their marathon journey to raise funds for St John.


Local talent on show Local talent will be to the fore at the Culverden Christmas Country Fe ˆte on October 29. Among them are artists from Greta Valley, Culverden, Waipara and Cheviot who will add a touch of their talent to The Fe ˆte which features 60 new stalls this year among the 200 stallholders. Sara Robertson an artist from Greta Valley will be at the fe ˆte with her hand made wooden, silver birch and copper lampbases and natural linen lamp shades while prolific author, Antoinette Savill of Culverden, who hails from the United Kingdom, will be launching and signing her Gluten, Wheat and Dairy free cook book. Viv Kepes of Waipara who is studying Fine Arts at University of Canterbury and is in her third year of Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, majoring in painting, will be one of the artists who will have her works on display and for sale at The Fe ˆte in the Art Hangar. The old aeroplane hangar, which has been spruced up, offers a new exhibition space at The Fe ˆte and will showcase a select group of exciting new artists from all

over New Zealand. Throughout the day fe ˆte goers will be able to wander through the Hangar to view the art and buy a piece of art which can be collected from 3.30pm on fe ˆte day. Kelly Ensor of Cheviot will welcome guests with her wonderful, character filled singing voice and will then move over the White Tie pre paid lunch area at the homestead. Lou Davison, who is one of the original organisers of the fe ˆte which is now over 23­years­old, is excited about this year’s fe ˆte which will blend a lot of new features with favourites from years gone by. Recent rain has put a bounce in the step of farmers in Culverden and with five weeks until the big day it is perfect timing for the fe ˆte paddock and gardens at Wynyard, Lowry Peaks, just 12kms east of Culverden, 90 minutes north of Christchurch and 30 minutes from Hanmer Springs. The News has two entry tickets to the Culverden Christmas Country Fe ˆte to give away. To be in the draw to win send your name, address and phone number to info@thenewsnc.co.nz.

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Looking foward to Opportunity to stand another year as MP for challenging role Just over a year ago, on election night, I together with my family and a dedicated support team gathered to await the results after a very busy campaign. I was truly humbled to be elected as your Member of Parliament with a record majority. Soon after, I stood in parliament delivering my maiden speech, feeling honoured and privileged to be doing so. In that speech, I said I would never take my election for granted, and this statement is something I have, and will continue to stand by. Over the past 12 months I have strived to work hard for this electorate. Just getting around the electorate is no small feat. The Kaikoura Electorate is the fourth largest general seat, covering 21,000 square kilometres in often challenging terrain, from boat access­ only D’Urville Island right down to the most rural metal roads of North Canterbury. Within this area are urban centres, rural farming towns, high country stations and remote coastal settlements. Every kilometre I have travelled has been worth it. I have often been heartened to see strong, united communities where hardworking locals ­ often in volunteer roles ­ make things happen. I have also been lucky enough to be invited to attend, or speak at, many wonderful community occasions, from opening a vet clinic in Culverden to an

awards night at the Amberley Fire Brigade gold star award to the opening of Wairau Hospital’s new MRI machine. There have been a number highlights during the year, a particular highlight for me was hosting the Prime Minister in the Electorate. There have also been challenges, most notably the drought which affected a huge chunk of this electorate and looks set to do so again this summer. I was proud to see how our farmers and growers cope in these adverse conditions and will continue to offer them my support. It has been my pleasure to represent the agriculture industry’s best interests within this government as deputy­Chair of the Primary Production Select Committee, a member of the Agricultural Caucus Committee and the Rural Broadband Initiative working group. I am also on the Social Services Select Committee, the Regional Development Caucus Committee, the Education Caucus Committee and the Bluegreens (National’s advisory group on environmental issues). I am lucky enough to be supported by both very experienced and new staff, whose combined expertise and skills have been instrumental to a successful first year. Here’s to another great year for the Kaikoura electorate. I am proud and honoured to represent you.

Six years on from the signing of the Canterbury Water Management Strategy (CWMS) by all Canterbury councils, and five plus years since the formation of the Hurunui/Waiau Zone Committee, the first of ten across Canterbury to be formed, the annual process to refresh the membership of those committees is imminent. With two positions becoming vacant annually by rotation, I would encourage anyone with a strong interest in water management to check it out and seriously consider offering yourself as a candidate for this challenging role. A good starting point would be to read the Canterbury Water Management Strategy (CWMS), the Zone Implementation Programme (ZIP), and the Hurunui Waiau Regional Plan (HWRP). This will give you a clear picture of the principles and targets in the strategy, and the vision and intent of the ZIP and an understanding of the HWRP. It is important to understand that the CWMS and ZIP are predominantly directional, visionary, and aspirational statements, developed by the community after extensive Canterbury wide consultation in the case of the CWMS and extensive community of interest consultation in the case of the

Spring into Oxford The Oxford Promotions Action Committee has co­ordinated an event being held on Sunday, October 4, 9am to 2pm in Oxford at the Pearson Park Oval. Classic and Vintage Cars will start arriving at the park from 10.30am (if you want to show your wheeled vehicle it is $5 which goes to the Oxford Community Men’s Shed). There are market stalls, Spring Flower and Art Show, music, raffles, children’s entertainment

including bungy, bouncy castle, puppet show, games and a Spring Bonnet Competition. Public entry by gold coin donation. Enquiries 312 4382 or treasurer@oxfordnewzealand.co.nz Citizens Advice Bureau The CAB provides free, confidential and independent information and advice. The bureau can help with your questions and concerns in areas such as consumer law, employment, immigration, neighbour disputes and many other areas. Enquiries

welcome. Call in at the Trevor Inch Memorial Library in Rangiora, every week day from 9 am until 4.30 pm or phone us on 03 313 8822 ­ free phone 0800 367 222 or email us on northcanterbury@cab.org.nz. Chi Kung There will be a FREE public Chi Kung event at the Oxford Town Hall on Sunday. October 4 starting at 3.30pm for 90 minutes. Some senior Oxford T’ai Chi students will also put on a short T’ai Chi demonstration. Everyone is invited to find

ZIP. The HWRP was influenced by these documents but it is still finally the product of the Resource Management Act (RMA) processes and the National Policy for Fresh Water. The resulting Plan, in this case the HWRP is the RMA’s interpretation and determination of how the intended outcome of those Community views and aspirations will be delivered. This process is not without its faults and plans do not necessarily deliver everything for everyone. An example: It’s widely acknowledged that the HWRP has several unintended consequences, unfairly affecting some people. Acknowledging that, the regional council has taken a pragmatic approach to enforcing the plan, allowing the focus instead to be on finding solutions. A change to the Plan is required to address these issues and the community has an opportunity over the next two to three years to influence changes in the new plan through the Review Process that is scheduled for 2018. The ZIP will also be reviewed to ensure it still reflects our community’s views. This is your opportunity to get involved in these processes, and influence these important issues.

out more about Chi Kung and try some of the simple and easy to follow health­ promoting breath and energy exercises. Church in the Country Loburn’s St Martin’s Anglican Church is hosting a ‘‘Church in the Country’’ event this Sunday, October 4, at 10am to mark St Francis of Assisi Day ­ the blessing of the animals. All pets welcome to receive a blessing. Family activities, pet prizes and morning tea provided. Contact Tina Thorpe on (03) 3108302.


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Recycling time . . . TimeBank Hurunui chair, Lee Lawrence, and co­ordinator, Ange Davidson, get ready to cut into a giant birthday cake to help celebrate the time banks 2nd birthday at Saturday’s Big Swap event.

Big Swap popular Over two hundred people from around the Hurunui and beyond went home happy after Saturday’s Big Swap event at the Amberley Domain’s Tin Shed. Everything from a dog’s lifejacket, clothing, and books, through to plants, dinner sets and kids toys were swapped among the participants in what has to be the ultimate in recycling. People arrived with boxes of ‘stuff’ they no longer needed, and left with an assortment of items new to them, with no money exchanged. The event was hosted by TimeBank Hurunui which was celebrating its birthday, TimeBank Hurunui co­ordinator Ange Davidson says the event just keeps getting better and better.

‘‘This year we had lots of great time bank members helping out which made the day run really smoothly.’’ ‘‘The Big Swap runs on the premise that one man’s unwanted goods is another man’s treasure. ‘‘There was a steady turn over of items throughout the afternoon and any items left over are being distributed around reuse stores and clothing bins in the Hurunui and the City Mission in Christchurch,’’ she says. This year Rangiora Rotary took away boxes of leftover books for their giant book sale next weekend which was a ‘‘win­win’’. For information on time banking in the Hurunui, visit www.hurunui.timebanks.org.



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Name change for law firm The name might have changed, but Rangiora law firm Law4you Ltd remains committed to serving the local community. The Ashley Law Ltd team, of director / solicitor Justine Grey, Simon Grey (office manager), Diane Alderson (legal executive) and Shona Morrison (legal assistant), has rebranded as Law4you Ltd and has launched a new website www.law4you.co.nz to improve clients’ experience. ‘‘The Law4You website has a focus on providing information about who our people are, with detail on the types of services they cover,’’ Mrs Grey says. ‘‘The site concentrates on making it easier for first home buyers to download their KiwiSaver withdrawal forms and Housing New Zealand first home grant forms. ‘‘It is also a great platform to promote the latest news about the business to viewers and clients of Law4You, including our sponsorship of local business with the aim to support our local community.’’ Justine says the team is grateful to their clients for their continued loyalty. The team is very much a part of the community, not only living and

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Richard ambitious to continue food journey By JANE THOMPSON Being evicted from the MasterChef kitchen and competition hasn’t broken Richard Harris’s ambitions to continue on his food journey. In fact it seems to have made him more determined, and that is largely thanks to the local support he received. ‘‘It wasn’t until I got back to Cheviot that I realised what amazing support I had from the local people and the wider community. That’s when it sunk in how well I did in the competition and how much people loved watching it,’’ he says. Earning himself the nickname ‘‘the Gentleman Butcher’’ it was a significant achievement getting to the final five. While it was disappointing to just miss out on two overseas trips ­ one when he got second in the challenge where first prize was a trip to New York, and then the top four went to Dubai ­ Richard says the competition was an amazing experience. As to his exit, Richard thinks it was fair enough, and is happy with what he has done. ‘‘I don’t think I was good enough on the day. I didn’t notice previously during the challenge that other contestants also had problems with the dish. ‘‘After watching that episode I thought I was perhaps a little hard done by for a while but it came down to the eating of the dessert. I was the worst of all five of us in the judges’ opinion.’’ So are there plans afoot to set up a restaurant or cafe ´ in the region? Not likely is the answer. ‘‘I have had lots of experience in restaurants before in Australia, and know it is very, very hard work. ‘‘I don’t intend heading in that direction, I am more interested in educating and sharing my knowledge and passion for food with people in other ways.’’ One way Richard intends doing this is through his work in the family business,

Gentleman Butcher . . . Richard Harris at last year’s Hoof to Hotplate competition at PHOTO: JANE THOMPSON. Amberley A&P Show. Harris Meats. He can be found serving customers in the Cheviot butcher shop on most Fridays, but the rest of the week he is either visiting clients, working on new products or improving systems at the company’s factory in Domett. There are plans to do more promotion work, from doing in­store demonstrations and tastings for the Harris Meats clients, through to making a guest appearance at the Amberley A & P Show in October.

There are also plans to share more of Richard’s skills and experience online. Already the Facebook page Richard Harris Masterchef is very popular. Richard is still posting on this regularly, and despite him being out of the competition, he is still getting a lot of interaction with followers. ‘‘As I have been on a journey with MasterChef, a lot of people have shared that journey with me so I would like to continue that journey in a way people can still come with me. ‘‘We have also set up a recipe page on the Harris Meats website and I also tell more of my story online, in a blog­ type page, saying where I am heading, and telling more of the background, not just about me but about food, about the region.’’ Richard is very keen to take the opportunity with his new found fame to educate people that it is very possible to produce a meal without a lot of ingredients and that it is by far best to use seasonal produce. ‘‘This is a focus we will have on the Harris Meats website, I want to help people learn about what is in season and what is the best thing to cook at whatever time of the year it is. I would like to encourage children to take an active role in cooking at home. ‘‘I know sometimes parents don’t have the time to have the kids involved as it is all about getting a meal on the table. But it is also all about having fun with food and sharing.’’ North Canterbury has a lot to offer according to Richard. ‘‘It definitely has huge potential as a food destination. There are a lot of very talented people in the region doing a lot of work. There’s a good farmers market in Amberley and people are doing a major push to get North Canterbury products such as meat, wine, cheeses, truffles and olive oils really well known in the wider

community. ‘‘There are a lot of silent achievers. For instance, Michael Voumard and his partner Ali in Gore Bay are growing amazing and quite different vegetables. ‘‘Their garden is quite unique to the area. There is a lot of hard work needed to put the area on the map, promote the area, attract people to the area but we can all contribute to that.’’ Richard has some longer term plans to do exactly that, whether it be through more writing or perhaps even some foodie tours.




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New challenge cup By AMANDA BOWES A trophy, in recognition of local horses and riders, has been donated for the station hacks at next year’s Hurunui Race and Gala Day by Lakes Station owner, Ted Phipps. The Ted Phipps Challenge Cup will be awarded to the rider that gets the most points in the Musterers Race and Rescue Race, which last year was won by Gererd Teutenberg and Brendan Stewart from Randolph Downs. President of the Hurunui Races Brian Anderson says the cup has been donated as the station hack race increases in popularity each race day. The 2016 races will be held in February and with a focus on providing a day out for the family. In addition to the eight feature races, there will be entertainment for children, a wood chopping contest, Kidz Karts, a fashion in the field contest, horse versus human race, tug of war and stalls. ‘‘We want locals to come and support this great event and those from further away to come and see how a small community can do things,’’ says Brian. The races are one of the oldest racing events in the country dating back to the 1800s. They were reinstated by passionate locals who faced losing the domain if it wasn’t used. Money raised from the races will go to the Waikari

Challenge Cup . . . Gererd Teutenberg and Brendon Stewart at the Hurunui racetrack with the Ted Phipps Challenge PHOTO: AMANDA BOWES Cup. Health Centre and Amuri Community Health Centre. The committee would like to hear from anyone keen to sponsor the event. Phone Brian on 0275673000.

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Small respite for farmers By JOHN FAULKNER

While recent rain and the increase in Fonterra advance is a welcome easing of the tension on farmers within the Hurunui, the situation with drought and the payout highlights the need to work together as a community. It also highlights the importance of reliable irrigation to existing users and the necessity of new irrigation to the economic future and growth of the community. One of the roles of the zone committee at its inception was to drive economic growth while meeting environmental bottom lines. The latest science data presented to it show we have succeeded in maintaining water quality, however more work is required to enhance biodiversity and in some places, water quality. While a huge amount has been done and land users are moving in the right direction environmentally, we are however failing to achieve our economic growth goals; principal of which was increased irrigable land on a scale envisioned by the zone committee in 2010 of up to 100,000 ha. The Canterbury Regional Economic Development Strategy August 2015 identifies agriculture and irrigation as key to sustaining Canterbury growth post­ quake recovery expenditure ­ the very same importance as was identified in the Mayoral forum work that developed the Canterbury Water Management Strategy (CWMS) some 10 plus years ago ­ limited

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progress has eventuated within the Hurunui Waiau zone. In our zone the CWMS has been successful to a point. While the primary focus has been on nutrient management as we head into the review of the current HWRP in 2018, nutrient allocation and equity across the entire zone. This issue is in danger of diverting the community from focusing on a key part of the CWMS of ‘‘sustainable economic development’’. Economic development needs to become an integral part of the conversation, at the pace we are moving and viewing the difficult issues facing developers, 2018 should not become a starting point for setting economic growth targets. If we as a community are to grow beyond our current constraints and within a shorter timeframe action needs to be taken now ­ we all need to grasp the sense of urgency in ensuring the importance of the success of sustainable irrigation development and push hard at a local and central government level for support. The zone committee cannot do this in isolation. Conversations around the cost of providing environmental and economic benefits to the national economy by developers and the funding of such, need to be started. Should one party be expected to pick up the cost if there is a national benefit? *Mr Faulkner is the chairman of the Hurunui­Waiau Zone Committee.

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The Mayor of Hurunui District, Winton Dalley, explains why it is important for landowners to review the summary document: 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.

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Please note that a submission may have requested a change to the Proposed District Plan as it was notified.

It is up to you to check if any submissions may directly affect your property Our policy planners are available to help with explaining how to navigate the summary document and submissions. Copies of the Summary of Decisions Requested and original submissions are available for public inspection at the following locations: • Council’s website: www.hurunui.govt.nz • Hurunui District Council offices, 66 Carters Road, Amberley • Your local library or service centre Further submissions close at 5.00pm on Friday 9 October 2015.

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The Woodend Spring Flower Show has been declared a huge success. The 83rd annual show was held in conjuction with the National Daffodil Society Show last weekend at the Woodend Community Centre. The National Daffodil Show was held in Woodend for the first time and attracted society members and their flowers from as far as Winton in the deep south to north of Auckland. The National Daffodil Society serves to promote the cultivation, exhibition and awareness of daffodils in New Zealand Organisers say the venue ‘‘was packed with people and amazing exhibits’’, with an estimated 1000 people passing through during the weekend. The supreme champion ribbon in the National Daffodil Show was presented by Champion . . . Waimakariri Mayor David Ayers (right) presents the supreme champion PHOTOS: SUPPLIED ribbon to Archie Crerar, of Stoke, in the National Daffodil Society Show. Waimakariri Mayor David Ayers to Archie Crerar, of Stoke.

Spring daffodils . . . Daffodils created plenty of interest at the National Daffodil Society Show at Woodend.

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Fleas are the most common external parasite of cats and dogs and their control is becoming a challenge for veterinarians and pet owners. The flea has evolved over a long period of time and is extremely resistant in the environment, therefore to have an effective flea control programme an understanding of the flea life cycle is essential. The flea life cycle begins with eggs laid on the pets’ hair coat, which fall off the host and into the animals bedding, carpet and environment. Larvae hatch from these eggs and develop, feeding on adult flea faeces (digested blood). Larvae grow and eventually spin cocoons going into another development stage called pupation, often hidden within the carpet fibres. Pupae can lie dormant for many months and are stimulated to hatch into adults by vibrations and warming temperatures. Emerging adult fleas are fairly mobile and can survive a few days without a host in a suitable environment. Once a suitable host is found, feeding begins, taking a blood meal, within hours of landing on your cat or dog. The average time from egg to adult is about three weeks, however the life cycle can be shortened significantly when suitable climatic conditions occur. It is important to realise that fleas suck blood and a significant flea burden can cause life threatening blood loss especially in young and geriatric animals.

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By Dr Trish Moffatt Every day, veterinarians hear “My pet doesn’t have fleas”, and it isn’t until animals have a significant flea burden, are they easy to detect. Smaller burdens are even more difficult to see, as pets are quite adapt at grooming them away, and sometimes all you will see is the characteristic skin disease or flea dirt. Indoor pets are just as susceptible to fleas as outside pets, with the regulated temperature of the home, perfect for flea survival, with fleas developing between the cracks of wooden floors and in carpets. The fleas that live on your pet represent 5% of the total flea population, with the other 95% living in the environment, in various stages of development. There are several different flea control preparations on the market such as washes, spot-ons, tablets and sprays. Generally the choice of flea control is based on ease of use and cost. It is important to realise that there is emerging evidence that not all flea control products are as effective as they used to be. Being ahead of the pending flea challenge is the key to an effective flea control programme, along with using the appropriate product, suitable to your situation. Discussing your requirements at your nearest North Canterbury Vets Clinic, will ensure that your pet is not subjected to a flea problem as the weather warms up.

New products on the market this season are Bravecto, Nexguard, Nexguard Spectra and Activyl. They all contain newly developed active ingredients, therefore flea resistance problems are not an issue. These new products are extremely effective and fast acting, whilst being safe to use on your pet. Nexguard and Nexguard Spectra are a highly palatable chewable tablet that provide excellent flea control for one month, and most dogs will take these tablets readily. Nexguard Spectra also addresses intestinal parasites at the same time as treating for fleas. Bravecto is effective for three months against fleas in dogs and is also a very palatable chewable tablet. If remembering to use flea control products is an issue, then the longer activity of this product can prevent significant flea burdens occurring over the warmer months. Bravecto is an excellent choice for our working dog population Activyl is a spot-on treatment for both cats and dogs, requiring monthly application and can be used from 8 weeks of age. We have identified certain regions within our district where Activyl is the only effective product for flea control in cats, therefore we are recommending its use in certain areas.

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Market day returns to Westend carpark Kaikoura’s farmers’ market is returning to fortnightly markets for the summer, as it continues to grow. Co­ordinator Melinda Skinner says community support for the Kaikoura Farmers Market, which was launched in September 2013, has been strong, even during the winter months. The markets have been held monthly during the winter, but returns to fortnightly from this Sunday, October 4, which coincides with the Kaikoura Seafest on Saturday. ‘‘We’re definitely expecting a big boost this weekend. There will be a few more people around, so it should be a good weekend,’’ Ms Skinner says. During the winter, there have been 10 regular stallholders, but Ms

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four of them funded from Mrs Harris’ legacy. The others are located at the library, the Sovereign Palms day care centre and the Kaiapoi Club, while another one will soon be installed at Silverstream. Kaiapoi Rugby Club patron Rick Moore says the club is pleased to be able to host the defibrillator, which has been placed outside the changing sheds, where there are two security cameras. The club has been investing in its facilities to look after injured players and Mr Moore was keen to get feedback from the Red Cross members and staff at the defibrillator’s launch last Wednesday. Mr Bird says while the Red Cross is better known for its work overseas, it is also involved in community initiatives, including the defibrillators, first aid training, responding to natural disasters like the Canterbury earthquakes, supporting refugee settlement and has developed a first aid app and a hazards app for use in schools.

Toastmasters toast success Kaiapoi Toastmasters members enjoyed some hometown success recently. The small Kaiapoi club hosted the Area G2 final at the Kaiapoi Club on Tuesday, September 8, and enjoyed success with two club members winning their categories on the night. Club president Bruce Milsom says Jools Lawson won first place in the humorous contest, while Emily Cross took top honours in the table topics contest. Mr Milsom says the local pair qualified for the area final by taking first place in the same categories at a Kaiapoi Toastmasters

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Hurunui’s bale wrap pioneer remembers Glenn Wye in the north. It wasn’t the fastest process at the beginning. A baler was bought that could handle wet forage and to start with only pastures were made into baleage. Bales were round and roll baled ­ a process in which 25 bales an hour were wrapped. Marty took care of the wrapping, and their first wrapper was a DLM with a side arm that only wrapped round bales. Within a couple of years they bought their first tube wrapper, as it only did smaller bales, they had it modified and put on a double hoop. Since then they have had four or five different wrappers with the later ones able to do both round and square bales. With the advent of tube wrapping, different forages were able to be baled. The more stalky types of feed, like

By AMANDA BOWES While the sight of baleage is common around the district, it is a relative new comer to the agricultural industry. Despite the first silage being made in 1874 by an American dairy farmer, the widespread use of wrapped silage, or baleage only began in the early 1990s. Marty Hoban and Brian Ginders, from Masons Flat and Medbury, were the pioneers of making baleage in the Hurunui district and began because they wanted a better quality feed for their own livestock. Brian says he was interested in making baleage because he was sick of the Nor West blowing his hay away. In those days, he was running a traditional sheep and beef dryland farm. (He has since converted to dairy and is irrigated.) In 1992, the two began making baleage, at first for themselves, then other farmers. At the peak of the season, they would cover large distances, as far away as Tai Tapu near Christchurch to

Pioneer . . . Marty Hoban is a pioneer of baleage in the Hurunui district.


lucerne were no longer a problem. Brian says they learnt as they went. Sometimes bales that looked perfectly good would turn out to be bad inside, when this was the case it was usually due to mouse damage. Crops like triticale or oats are favourites of mice, which go for the seed. They can cause incredible damage by burrowing underneath and eating from the bottom up. Now that Brian’s farm is converted to dairy, he says he is going away from baleage and concentrating on silage. He has invested in loader wagons for silage and says it is easier and quicker to store and feed out. He is doing some silage for other farmers in the area as the new gear has to make enough to make it pay, but gradually the contracting side is winding down. ‘‘There are so many people making baleage now there isn’t the need that there once was, we still do some square bales or a few people but generally we are mainly doing silage now.’’

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Getting feed balance right Managing feed through spring is crucial to maximising farm profit. Spring feed management is about achieving a balance between feeding stock, which may include hay, baleage and silage, and maximising high quality pasture for future rotations, DairyNZ scientists Sean McCarthy, Jane Kay and David Chapman explain in a paper presented at the South Island Dairy Event held at Lincoln University in June. ‘‘Pasture eaten per hectare and farm working expenses, of which feed costs contribute about 23 percent, have a large impact on the financial performance of a farm business. Horse power . . . Paul Power with two of his Clydesdales, Jess and Lana, at Tuahiwi last ‘‘The challenge during this period is to PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP match feed supply and herd demand and weekend. to set up the farm for the next rotations. However this period is very volatile, with large ranges in climatic conditions and subsequent pasture growth. ‘‘Following the end of the first rotation, challenges continue to arise with pasture ‘‘I used them for a number of years By SHELLEY TOPP surpluses and deficits occurring.’’ from 1978 to about 1993,’’ he said. The scientists say during the first rotation there is often a gap between Back in the day, before tractors were He has also cut hay at times using invented, Clydesdale horses did most of friends’ horses. pasture growth and herd demand. the work on farms machines do today. ‘‘It is very enjoyable cutting hay with ‘‘During this period it is important to Nowadays, the horses are rarely seen horses, if everything is going right, but it stay on a long rotation length to ensure working on farms, and are kept mainly by all takes a lot longer compared with a the inclusion of pasture in the diet of the breeders and hobbyists for show and tractor,’’ he said. milking cow every day and to ensure a competition ploughing work. Power has also used the horses to rake large quantity of high quality pasture is Paul Power, of Kaiapoi, has owned and hay, but the baling has always been done available for the second rotation.’’ bred Clydesdales for 40 years. with a tractor and baler and has put them The spring rotation planner (SRP) is a He and his team of beautiful equine to work to cart hay, with a wagon, and still tool, provided by DairyNZ, which is used giants are always a popular attraction does sometimes, but now he mostly uses by many farmers to manage rotations and a sledge. around the shows and at competition ‘‘is based on grazing a set proportion of ploughing events. Although he still has all the equipment the farm each day during this period’’. However, Power has also used his necessary to cut and rake the hay with his ‘‘As you near the end of the first round Clydesdales for farm work, including horses, these days he prefers to leave the and approach balance date (where supply equals demand), it is of increased cutting hay, but will not be using them for whole job up to a contractor using the job this year. modern machinery. importance to monitor pasture supply

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Barns an option to ensure stock well fed As dairy farms grow and become more intensive, building a barn is becoming an option to better manage, house cows and ensure they are well­fed with hay, silage and baleage and other supplements and winter feed crops. DairyNZ senior economist Matthew Newman and senior developer Kim Mashlan presented a paper to the South Island Dairy Event at Lincoln University in June, discussing the implications of building and running a barn system, including profitability, hidden costs, benefits and nutrient loss. The report was based on information gathered by DairyNZ, which has also led to decision support tools to assist farmers in considering whether off­ paddock infrastructure, including barns, is right for them. ‘‘The main reasons farmers invest in barns is for management purposes, such as prevention of pasture pugging or overgrazing, improving conditions for cows and staff, and reducing the reliance on winter grazing contracts, not necessarily for financial or environmental reasons,’’ the report says. ‘‘In general, farms with barns are trading some of the climatic risks for financial risks.’’ Building a barn tends to mean a change to the farm system, with more feed likely to be imported and more detailed management required, ‘‘particularly around nutrition and stock management’’. ‘‘Many farmers reported taking two to three years to adjust the system to a level they felt was appropriate.’’

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A DairyNZ programme is helping farmers feed their animals the right food at the right time. The FeedRight initiative, which is running from 2014 to 2017, is providing farmers with ‘‘knowledge and resources that enable them to make profitable and sustainable feed management decisions in pasture­based dairy systems’’. DairyNZ scientists Jane Kay and John Roche teamed up with Lincoln University scientist Jim Gibbs and Canterbury consultant Terry Hughes to answer questions asked by farmers at FeedRight events, in a paper presented at the South Island Dairy Event at Lincoln University in June. Cows consuming a high intake of quality pasture consume more water than cows eating a ‘‘total mixed ration’’, which may include hay, baleage and silage, they say.

‘‘A cow eating 18kg of dry matter a day of a high quality pasture can consume about 100 to 120 litres of water a day. ‘‘In a pasture­based diet, loose faeces is typically associated with the high water content of the pasture and does not indicate health issues. The loose faeces are simply a consequence of the high water intake, rapid passage rate and fast rumen turnover.’’ Cows on a pasture diet also have a different rumen size and content to cows on a total mixed ration, the scientists say. ‘‘Rumens from pasture­fed cows tend to be larger than from cows fed a total mixed ration ­ around 20­25 percent of liveweight for cows grazing pasture compared with 10% of liveweight for cows fed a total mixed ration. ‘‘In the rumens of cows fed a total mixed ration there are three distinct layers. However, these do not exist in the


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Young farmers skills weekend a success The inaugural Tasman region Young Farmers skills weekend has been declared a success. Organisers say 66 YFC and TeenAg members participated in the skills day held on Saturday, September 26, at the Mandeville Sports Ground, near Rangiora, with around 120 people attending the weekend’s events overall. Participants had the chance to learn new skills from industry experts in animal health (including velvet grading, 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) and personal development (debating, interview skills and public speaking). Young farmers attended a ‘‘traffic light dance’’ on Saturday night, organised by the Waimak YFC, while the TeenAg members attended a movie night. On Sunday morning the young farmers were given the chance to put their skills into practise in a regional competitions day, including debating, fencing and clay target shooting.

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Five years of developing the skills and confidence of more than 1000 women in agriculture, including Sara Heard of Amberley and many others from the Canterbury region was celebrated last week by a charitable trust created in 2010 and industry leaders. The Agri­Women’s Development Trust (AWDT) builds women’s business, leadership and governance skills through programmes and support delivered throughout New Zealand in partnership with industry. Beginning with 11 participants in its first year, the trust now has 500 women per year participating in its programmes, which range in duration from two days to 10 months. Executive director and trust founder Lindy Nelson says AWDT was set up to provide a trusted and enabling environment for all women involved in agriculture to realise their potential, and grow the sector. ‘‘Experience over our first five years has validated our earlier research ­ women’s lives change when they find their purpose and fulfil their potential. When this happens, and they are supported, they change outcomes in agriculture.’’ Mrs Nelson said AWDT worked with women of all ages from grass roots farming to corporate backgrounds. ‘‘Our graduates are increasing their own farm profitability, and leading regional initiatives with major economic and environmental impacts. Others are sitting at the decision making table in governance roles and leading within industry organisations, companies, Maori agribusiness and regional communities. Speaking at the recent celebration in Wellington attended by more than 130 people, Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy thanked the trust for its

Leading women . . . AWDT graduate and programme facilitator Sara Heard (left), of Amberley, and fellow graduate Marie Burke, of Gisborne, cut the cake at the trust’s five­year celebration in Wellington last week. After attending AWDT’s First Steps programme in Ashburton in 2012, Sara Heard became one of seven AWDT graduates who are helping deliver the trust’s programmes to other women throughout New Zealand. PHOTO: SUPPLIED work in creating ‘vital behaviour change and confidence’. ‘‘The huge role women play in the primary sector should not be underestimated ­ they are the silent heroes and big achievers.’’ Guest speaker and businesswoman Theresa Gattung talked about the value of integrating ‘head and heart’ in leadership. ‘‘The trust recognises that women have this quality and its work to develop it is impacting positively on the business of agriculture.’’ ANZ central region’s John Bennett, said the bank was seeing the impact of AWDT’s work across the sector and every day with its clients. ‘‘The perspective of the phrase ‘behind every great man is a great woman’ has shifted to align more closely with reality which is good men and good women

working side­by­side running their farming and agri businesses.’’ More than 200 farming women were now measuring and monitoring their farm performance and improving profitability as a result of the trust’s Understanding Your Farming Business programme. More than 30 had taken up new governance positions and others had moved into senior management positions. Four graduates sit on Canterbury water zone committees, two as chairpersons and one as deputy chair. Seven graduates were now facilitating in AWDT programmes ­ a move Mrs Nelson said built the trust’s unique culture of supported growth. Others had set up new regional groups to develop and support other women with support from the trust.

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Amuri YFC president Nathan Broerse, who was the second North Canterbury regional finalist earlier this year. There are three clubs in the North Canterbury district, including the Amuri Basin YFC, based at Culverden, Hurunui and Waimakariri. The evening show will include a concert performed by Jody Direen, of Wanaka, who won female artist of the year at the 2015 New Zealand Country Music Awards, Mr Gow says. ‘‘We are just trying to put on an event for the community, because the community round here is pretty good to us.’’ Mr Gow says a number of former YFC members have committed to helping out on the day, along with local fire service and Lions volunteers and local businesses.

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North Canterbury young farmers will be testing their skills at Culverden next week. This year’s ANZ Young Farmers Contest North Canterbury district final is being hosted by the Amuri Basin YFC, which was founded just two years ago, at Culverden on Saturday, October 10. Entries close on Monday, October 5. Organiser Paul Gow says he is hoping for 20 to 30 contestants to take on various different agricultural­type challenges. ‘‘Everyone’s been pretty busy with calving, so I’m not sure who’s entering. But hopefully we can attract a good turn out on the day.’’ The practical day will be held at Paul Kinney’s property at 166 Plantation Road, Culverden, while the evening show will be held at the Amuri Area School. While the tasks the young farmers will be tested on is being kept secret, Mr Gow says up to 15 modules are being planned with two activities at each station. ‘‘A lot of local companies have come on board from different parts of the industry to offer modules in their areas of expertise. We are trying to keep it as practical and as fun as possible.’’ The top two competitors will qualify for the Tasman regional final, which will be held in conjunction with the Oxford Agricultural and Pastoral Show on Saturday, April 2, next year. The grand final will be held at Timaru in July next year. Already confirmed to compete this year are defending North Canterbury district champion James Hoban (Hurunui YFC), who went on to win the Tasman regional final and compete in the grand final, and

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Agricultural education has received a boost. The Red Meat Profit Partnership (RMPP) has teamed up with New Zealand Young Farmers (NZYF) to promote the value of education in agriculture. The new initiative, which was launched in Christchurch on September 22, offers teachers and students the chance to engage with the primary sector to highlight the opportunities within New Zealand’s largest export­led industry. NZYF chief executive Terry Copeland says rural sector offers more than on­farm careers, so the programme encompasses the full value chain, including science, innovation and marketing, as well as the global consumer. ‘‘Our future prosperity depends on these value chains being well­supplied with our skilled and talented people.’’ NZYF is creating an assessment and resource­based programme to engage in an

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- Director of Beef + Lamb NZ Although the Chatham Islands lie 860kms east of Christchurch they are still considered part of Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s northern South Island region. As the region’s representative, I was fortunate to visit the Islands (Chatham and Pitt) earlier this month and was struck by both the potential to increase sheep and beef production and the unusual challenges these farmers face. Being so far away from the mainland they are hit with high freight costs for all their imports and exports. While farmers have the ability to finish lambs, stock can lose condition and value by the time they reach the processors at Napier. It is typically a three day boat trip to Napier, but lambs also need to be yarded for a period before they are transported. Interestingly farmers on the Chathams prefer to send finished stock to Napier because of the differential in the North Island and South Island meat schedules, while most store stock is sent to Timaru. Fencing wire needs to be replaced around every seven years due to rust and accessing skilled labour, such as shearers and fencers, can be difficult. Terrain over both islands varies from flat to easy hill country and annual rainfall averages 850­1000mm, but regenerating gorse and fern are a problem, as are wild cattle and pigs. In the past many farmers on the Chatham Islands had fishing and fishing quota as source of income, but this is changing with more farmers now making their living entirely off the land. Typically grass grows all year round,

but like this region, the Chatham Islands experienced a very dry summer and an unusually cold winter with snow falling for first time in 50 years. So going into lambing, pasture covers were particularly low. Faced with a number of external factors over which they have no control, such as shipping costs and the distance to processing, the farmers we spoke to are looking to increase production behind the farm­gate and are hungry for information about how best to do this. Areas of particular interest are growing winter feed crops such as swedes and kale for ewes and finishing crops for lambs. Winter crops would allow farmers to build pasture covers for lambing and help improve lamb survivability and pre­weaning growth rates. We visited one farmer who has had great success growing outstanding swede and kale crops and showed what was possible. Farmers on the Chatham Islands expressed a real willingness to work together and as an organisation, Beef + Lamb New Zealand is keen to support them by setting up an extension programme and helping them in whatever way we can. For farmers on the mainland the spring has brought little respite to tight feed conditions and we are all looking for some warmth and sunshine. It’s important we keep supporting each other so don’t hesitate to contact me on 027­2227927.

Tight times . . . A low milk price has prompted the Lincoln University Dairy Farm to FILE PHOTO ‘‘re­jig the system’’.

Farm ‘re-jigs the system’ Adapting to tight times is the focus of a field day at Lincoln next week. ‘‘Re­jigging the system to maintain viability’’ is the focus of the Lincoln University Dairy Farm’s spring focus day on Thursday, October 8. Farm management will discuss the options of wintering stock on farm, keeping young stock at home and other options to help reduce costs while the milk price is low. Pasture management and harvesting more pasture will also be discussed, while the new ‘‘Sustainable Dairying ­ Workplace Action Plan’’ will be launched on the day. Last season, the Lincoln farm managed to produce more milk than the previous season, despite the low milk price and dry conditions. Figures released at DairyNZ tactics for tight times workshops during June and

July showed the farm produced 278,654kg of milk solids in the 2014/2015 season, compared to 276,019kgMS the previous season, but this was down on the 2013/2014 season when 300,484kgMS was produced. The slightly improved production result, which was a one per cent increase, came in spite of the farm milking 11 percent fewer cows, 43% less nitrogen fertiliser being applied, feeding out 48% less imported silage and regrassing 15% of the farm (three paddocks). The Lincoln University Dairy Farm’s spring focus day will be held on Thursday, October 8, from 10am to 1pm at the farm on the corner of Shands and Ellesmere Junction Roads. Morning tea will be available on arrival, and the focus day will conclude with a light lunch. An optional farm walk is also available.

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Country cricket starts Oct 3 season this year. Missing this season are club stalwart Mike Sheat, former Country under age player, Karl Winter and Country rep Sam Chamberlain who has decided to focus on rugby with the Makos franchise over the summer months. Weedons are a side full of experience and are again likely to be competition contenders when the points are added at the end of the season. Club stalwarts Shannon Dunnett and Paul Rugg are again likely to feature as are last season captain Josh Watson, leading wicket­taker Devon Nightingale and batsman Sam Wilson. Losses from last season are Mike Fleming who has moved to Hawkes Bay and Dan Fleming on the injured list. Likely semi­finalists, Lincoln have made some impressive player gains this season with the most impressive being Canterbury contracted player, Kyle Jamieson from St Albans. Joe Williams, from Diamond Harbour will bolster the top order batting and provide an off­spinning option for captain, Richard Clarke. Country players Jeremy Benton and Hugh Paterson will ensure the side remain in contention for the title. Country player, Henry Shipley, started his career with Greendale after finishing secondary school last Christmas and is likely to be the clubs mainstay for many years to come. Long serving club members Regan Dalley and Riley Wilson are back for another season and new players have been

acquired from Darfield High School. Greendale have a solid look about them and are likely to upset a few of the more favoured sides during the season. Southbrook is chock full of Country players and should be hard to beat when at full strength. Their top order includes Jack Boyle, Shanon Stewart, Ash Andrews, Matt Brine, Andrew Robertson and Tony Hancox and although some will be lost to Country fixtures the club has the depth to fill the gaps. Southbrook is again a likely semi­finalist. Oxford has lost Liam Bartholomeusz to Riccarton and Mark Hogarth to Swannanoa but gained two new promising university students. Peter Fulton will bolster the side when available. Captain Luke Waghorn and brother Jake along with last season’s leading run­ scorer Sanjay Undre will again feature. The club is looking to build on last season’s fourth place position and could again be in contention for a semi­final berth. South Malvern has finished in the top four in each of the last two seasons of the combined senior competition and are targeting a similar placing this season. New captain Michael Pauling will be ably supported by top order batsman and opening bowler, James Ferris and acquisition from Kirwee, Michael McCaughan. Former Country player, Patrick Reardon, will bolster the club for a period during the middle of the season.

Briefing . . . Kent Dawson demonstrates the key points of sailing to some of the Kaiapoi Anglican Youth Group.

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Women’s Institute celebrates 85th birthday part of all communities, he said. Many of the women, and their guests, The Loburn Women’s Institute were dressed for the occasion in the celebrated 85 years of community service 1930’s style. last Thursday. The Loburn Women’s Institute is the The celebration was attended by oldest in North Canterbury. Their members and invited guests from other members are an energetic bunch of North Canterbury Women’s Institutes women who do a great deal of work for and was held in the Loburn Domain their community, and beyond, raising pavilion, which was transformed for the money for charities, knitting for those in special occasion with tables spread with need, running raffles and other pretty tablecloths, sweet­smelling fundraising activities including daphne, and home baking for a delicious collecting aluminium tear tags and wine afternoon tea. bottle screw tops, plus donating books. Waimakariri Mayor David Ayers was They have also donated a red chair, to the guest of honour. He congratulated the North Loburn School. women on the important work they do in The latest fundraising project they are the community, and the longevity of their involved in is the Festival of Talent institute. Groups like this were a vital which will be held in the Sefton Hall on By SHELLEY TOPP

October 7, starting at 10.30am. The festival is being organised by the North Canterbury Federation of Women’s Institutes and it is hoped all the Women’s Institutes in the North Canterbury Federation will take part. It is a biennial event and this year the theme is ‘‘Yesteryear at the Beach’’. The programme will include singing, comedy skits, and tableaux vivant, or living pictures, where a scene from a photograph, or painting, is recreated in still life on stage. There will also be a parade of yesteryear beach costumes. The New Zealand Federation of Women’s Institute was formed in 1921. It’s a non political organisation open to all women and girls, and has 850 institutes in New Zealand.

Many happy returns . . . Members of the Loburn Women’s Institute, and guests from other North Canterbury Women’s Institutes, dressed in the 1930’s style for the institute’s 85th birthday celebrations at the Loburn Domain pavilion last Thursday. PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP

Players’ double-bill delivers many laughs The smiles on their faces said it all. As the audience filed out of the Rangiora Players’ Little Theatre, in Northbrook Road Rangiora, after last Friday night’s penultimate performance of the comedy double­bill Snip, and Bonking James Bond, it was clear everyone had had a really good laugh. Both of the plays were written by New Zealander April Phillips, directed by Grant Edgar, and both featured characters facing unwelcome, life­ changing decisions. In Snip, Jenny, played by Claire Buckley, has made a booking for her meek­mannered husband Frank, played by Peter Edwards, to have a vasectomy.

The terrifying thought of getting the snip gives Frank nightmares which include visits from the Godfather, Don Corleone, played by Kevin Jones. The ‘‘Don’’ is quick with advice for Frank on how he must take control of the situation and tell Jenny he will not have a vasectomy. ‘‘The woman she makes the spaghetti, the man, he makes the meatballs,’’ he says. However, the ‘‘Don’’ soon recognises Jenny is an immovable force on the vasectomy issue, and wonders if she may even make a worthy ‘‘hit­man’’ recruit. In Bonking James Bond, Waimakariri District councillor, Kirstyn Barnett plays Betty Robertson, who is distraught after

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*500 days (17 months) no payments and no interest (“Payment Holiday”) is available on Q Card Flexi Payment Plans. Minimum purchase $499. Account Fees may apply. A $55 Establishment Fee for new Q Cardholders and a $35 Advance Fee for existing Q Cardholders will apply. Q Card Standard Interest Rate applies to any outstanding balance at end of Payment Holiday. Offer expires 31/10/15. Q Card lending criteria, fees, terms and conditions apply.


Breeze 5 Piece Dining Setting

was $2499

now only $1499

Includes 2+2+1+1+1350x800mm Dining Table Perf rfect f t for enjjoyiing a famiily brunch h poollsiide or on the pattio, the Breeze 5pc settting is an ideall ch hoiice for your outdoor area. Support rted t by steel frames, each piece is covered in hand-woven wicker.

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Properties for sale throughout North Canterbury

19 Palmview Drive, Rangiora Auction For more details please contact Christine Tallott Licensed Sales Consultant P. 03 313 6158 or M. 0274 906 042 E. christine.tallott@gmail.com View online: www.harcourts.co.nz/RG7367

Great Living! Fantastic Buying!


Buyers don’t just look to buy a house; invest in a home and an envious lifestyle - one that your family will enjoy for years to come.

relax and enjoy the serenity. There’s something to suit all ages and stages, a natural playground for the young and old.

Don’t be fooled by looks, you will be surprised just how little this home may cost you. Our clients’ have made serious life-changing decisions, to deal with their retirement - Selling is now the only option!

Let’s not forget the location - strolling distance to central Rangiora with shops, restaurants and amenities plus popular the Southbrook Primary School, and a skip or scoot to Rangiora High School.

The home’s architectural detailing blends brilliantly on its north-facing lakeside setting; sitting resplendently on the 1,854m2 grounds. Imagine your family utilising the home from the living areas to the expansive lawn /patio areas and the beach beyond. Swim, water ski, wakeboard or just

Retirement and grandchildren have set the bar for these changes the decision is made, our clients’ now demand action, offering you flexible settlement and the opportunity to set the scene for a new chapter in your family destiny - what a superb setting for this year’s





Christmas & New Year celebrations. Our instructions are clear; keys will definitely change hands on (or before) auction day, so make sure you don’t miss out. Register your interest today! All EQC work has been completed, so just move in and enjoy. Open Home: Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 1-1.45 pm Auction: Wednesday 28 October 3.00 pm Russley Golf Club (unless sold prior)

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A World of Your Own

Harcourts ID: BF25325

25 Crallans Road, Oxford - Set on 4.5 ha down a tree lined drive, winding through a magical variety of

Work Requires Relocation

Harcourts ID: BF25232

18 Eyrewell Road, Pegasus – Due to work requirements, our owners are moving out of town and

Oak, Birch, and Maple. Thought has been given to every element and design of this charming property,

require this recently built property (2015), sold urgently. This home has been designed for easy living,

with outstanding mountain views, privacy, and shelter. This home is a timeless 222m2, with three

with four double bedrooms, open-plan kitchen / dining, separate living area, office nook, master en-

spacious bedrooms + separate study/studio, two living areas with in/outdoor flow, German oak flooring

suite and walk-robe and outdoor deck. A home perfect for entertaining, with large lawns that will delight

through the entire home and cedar double glazed windows. Viewing is essential, call now!

and inspire all family members.

Gemma & Sue Roberts

Mitchell Roberts & Mana Tai

Deadline Sale: Friday 22 October 2015 (unless sold prior) nd

Licensed Sales Consultants

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




From $159,000

Live Where You Can Play

Auction: Wednesday 14th October 3.00 p.m. (unless sold prior)

Licensed Sales Consultants

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





Harcourts ID: KI5746, KI5862 , KI5858

This Price Should Move You...

Harcourts ID: KI5982

Dale Street, Kaiapoi – Last 3 sections adjoining Kaiapoi Golf course, excellent value from $159,000.

Kaiapoi – When you consider what’s on offer here, probably the most generously proportioned

Club facilities are available just a short stroll away. North facing sections this close to the town

family home in it’s price range in Kaiapoi. It truely is s-p-a-c-i-o-u-s & offers all the temptations

shops and services plus parks and sports clubs are hard to find. So don’t hesitate to have first pick.

of great family living with a huge kitchen, large dining, BIG separate living. A light sunny

Titles due in November. Section covenants to protect your investment. Call me now for full details.

home that will change your family living for the better. Call to arrange your private viewing. R.V. $420,000 (2013)

Mark Fuller

Robyn Gauld

P. 03 327 5379 M. 027 443 5420 E. mark.fuller@harcourts.co.nz

P. 03 327 5379 M. 027 221 0171 E. robyn.gauld@harcourts.co.nz

Licensed Sales Consultants

Licensed Sales Consultant




From $165,000


Harcourts ID: HS6589

Stages 1 & 2 Selling Now!

Harcourts ID: BF23553

Meadowburn, Hanmer Springs – $15,000 off any site, limited time only!! Take this one off

Tekoa Estate, Amberley – If you are thinking of building a new home in a rural environment - We have

opportunity to invest in your alpine dream in the most popular new development in Hanmer

the perfect spot for you! This rural lifestyle subdivision is close to Amberley township and amenities and

Springs. The private Meadowburn enclave is limited to only 32 exclusive lots, 11 sold already.

offers something for the whole family to enjoy! The lots range in size from 1800m² - 2700m², internally

Meadowburn have future proofed your new home by supplying fibre optic internet cable to each

fenced, covenants to protect your investment and integrated landscaped common area. There is just

site. View at www.meadowburn.co.nz (limited until 31st October 2015,terms and conditions apply)

too much on offer here to list all the possibilities.

Jackie Frame

Gemma & Sue Roberts

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

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

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For Sale

Deadline Sale

New Listing | State Highway 1, Kaikoura

Closing 4pm, Wednesday 11 November 2015

1,783 Hectares Rakanui And Kahutara.


Calling all hunters, high country lovers and eco tourists!

By Appointment

This substantial block of traditional New Zealand tussock country is offered for genuine sale by our overseas vendors. One of the last of its kind, this diverse holding is located on the Kaikoura coastline and is characterised by flat valley floors rising to 670 metres above sea level.


Chris Abbott 027 435 2872

From the Inland Kaikoura Range to the Peninsula and round to South Bay, home to the world famous whales and whale watch business, the block has ecological appeal, adjoins State Highway 1 at South Bay and the Kahutara River on its northern boundary. A keen eye will spot potential here. With wildlife and tourism on offer in the Kaikoura area, Manuka and native trees in abundance on the property, we see the property linked to eco-tourism, honey, or as an escape from the city hustle. Currently leased, traditional practices see the property running a small number of breeding cows utilising good tracks, natural water supplies, two sets of cattle yards, a woolshed and adjoining implement shed, two older homes, plus a hunter’s hut. With a little TLC, stocking rates could be increased and incorporated into a mix of income streams. A special property with potential and diversity. | Property ID BL1151

James Murray 027 436 8103

Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

Emily Newell 027 472 0409

Barry Keys 027 434 7689

Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600

Allan Gifford 027 226 2379

Chris Abbott 027 435 2872

0800 200 600 | farmlandsrealestate.co.nz

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For Sale

New Listing | 166 Lilly Road, Fernside


4 Hectares


Entry Level Equestrian Lifestyle. This well sheltered property comprises a large dressage arena, 3-bay shed, cattle yards and two bedroom character home. With a log burner and coal range, it is always cosy in winter. Outside there is a workshop, garage, hen house and potting shed, surrounded by a multitude of trees, shrubs and plants providing a pleasant place to relax. Property is ideal for horses cattle or sheep. The well provides water to the paddocks and a number of turf valves. Just 1.5km from Fernside Primary School, and under 6km from the centre of Rangiora. | Property ID RA1653


Amberley | 158 Double Corner Road

Deadline Sale

8.2 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

James Murray 027 436 8103

Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425

New Listing | 118 Dalbeg Road, Amberley 8.3 Hectares

By appointment


Emily Newell 027 472 0409 Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

Closing 4pm, Wednesday 28 October 2015


By appointment


Maurice Newell 027 240 1718 Emily Newell 027 472 0409

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

Two Dwellings Plus Workshop. Three bedroom, two bathroom home, large farm-style kitchen, open-plan living, separate lounge with woodburner. Australian-style verandah on four sides and four-car garage all add to the majestic feel of this superb family home. Extensive 200m2, fully-lined shed comprises 3-bay concreted lock-up; large workshop benches and separate, fully self-contained accommodation of two bedrooms, open plan living with log burner. Fertile land is well sheltered, securely deer fenced with deer sheds, yards. Lane provides easy access to paddocks. | Property ID RA1655

10 Hectares 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

Barry Keys 027 434 7689

Closing 4pm, Tuesday 3 November 2015 (unless sold prior)


By appointment


Maurice Newell 027 240 1718 Emily Newell 027 472 0409

Deadline Sale

Swannanoa | Two Chain Road

Emily Newell 027 472 0409

Deadline Sale

Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600

Closing 4pm, Thursday 15 October 2015


By appointment


Maurice Newell 027 240 1718 Emily Newell 027 472 0409

Allan Gifford 027 226 2379

Chris Abbott 027 435 2872

0800 200 600 | farmlandsrealestate.co.nz

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For Sale Open Home

34 Willowside Place Amberley Price $525,000

Contact Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

Open Home Sunday 2.15 to 3.00pm. Attractive family home on a large, fully-fenced 1,127m2 section. Family-size kitchen with dishwasher, pantry, ample work surfaces and plumbing in place for your ice-maker fridge; open plan dining and family room with ranch slider to paved courtyard and BBQ area; separate lounge/TV room, four good sized bedrooms - master with en suite and walk-in wardrobe. The large section will appeal to those that enjoy gardening or a secure play area for the kids. | Property ID AM1026


118 Duffs Road 15.7 Hectares Deadline Sale


1,000m2 - 2,023m2

By negotiation

Closing 4pm, Friday 9 October 2015

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



Amberley | Courage Road

James Murray 027 436 8103

By appointment


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

Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425 Malcolm McNaughton 027 297 4297




Deadline Sale

18 Mara-Kai Place 1,806m2

206 Mt Brown Road 14 Hectares Closing 4pm, Thursday 22 October 2015

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

James Murray 027 436 8103

A Taste Of Tuscany. Established Olive Grove, 14.05ha with 1,500 established trees planted. The district has the infrastructure to handle the crop with mechanical harvesters and pressing facilities available nearby. Ample space available to increase the planting or use the available land for other farming ventures. At the end of a private lane providing peace and quiet, the four bedroom permanent material home is set in a Tuscan style garden and enjoys rural views. | Property ID AM1025





$520,000 plus GST (if any)




Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600

Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600

57 Churchill Street 717m2

52 Avoca Street 832m2

View Atlantis House. Rustic and renovated boutique seaside bed and breakfast (permits in place) set in a gorgeous picture-book location - close to the ocean. Two bedrooms, open-plan kitchen/dining with separate lounge. French doors lead to two patios. Neutral tones throughout. Modern kitchen with granite benches and integrated appliances. Spa bath, double vanities, tiled double shower. Self-contained studio with it’s own entrance. Double garage, woodshed, garden shed and huge parking area. | Property ID TU10562

James Murray 027 436 8103

Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

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

Emily Newell 027 472 0409

Barry Keys 027 434 7689

Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600

Allan Gifford 027 226 2379

Chris Abbott 027 435 2872

0800 200 600 | farmlandsrealestate.co.nz

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Bryony’s love of the stage inspires others By SHELLEY TOPP It was a busy count down to The Wizard of Oz opening day for the cast and production crew. The Dale Hartley School of Speech and Drama’s production opened at the Rangiora Town Hall yesterday with a 2pm matinee performance. Assistant director Bryony Jamison says the school usually produces two shows a year: one for the senior school and one for the juniors. ‘‘But, since we’re back in the Rangiora Town Hall, we’re making the most of the wonderful venue and putting on a whole school extravaganza,’’ she says. ‘‘You will get to see some tiny tots making their first appearances, and a lot of very experienced performers who have worked very hard to bring this show to life (they range from 5 to 18 years).’’ Ms Jamison, a talented young actress and singer from Rangiora, has been involved with the school since childhood, beginning with singing lessons aged 8, then drama lessons aged 13. ‘‘My passion for the arts grew far beyond just a hobby, and in my final year of high

Local talent . . . Talented Rangiora singer and actress Bryony Jamison is the assistant director for the Dale Hartley School of Speech and Drama’s production of The Wizard of Oz, being performed at the PHOTO: SUPPLIED. Rangiora Town Hall this week. school I gained my ATCL (Associate Trinity College, London) certificate. ‘‘I have been teaching

singing and drama at the school for three years, and have had the opportunity to vocal coach, direct, and

assistant direct a few major productions as well as learning about the technical side of theatre,’’ she says. This year has been a busy one for Ms Jamison. ‘‘I’ve appeared in Musoc’s production of Cabaret as Sally Bowles, the North Canterbury Musical Society’s season of Beauty and the Beast, playing that fluffy French duster ‘‘Babette’’, and the Black Peach Theatre Company’s annual Gender Bender Concert,’’ she says. Ms Jamison comes from a musical family. ‘‘My father, Elwin, who passed away in 2010, could pick up any instrument and produce music. ‘‘He taught me and my sister Kitty to sing, mostly folk music, but he was always very encouraging of us trying new things,’’ she says. ‘‘Mum (Jeneane) can play almost any drum, and surprises me with stray tunes on the piano or whistle.’’ Kitty, a Year 11 student at Tawhiti Unlimited High School in Christchurch, is ‘‘an incredible performer’’ and has a role in The Wizard of Oz. Ms Jamison loves performing on stage. ‘‘When I leave a theatre, after watching a show, I feel

so energised and overwhelmed with joy by what I’ve seen. ‘‘If I can make an audience feel like that when they leave, then I’ve done my job,’’ she says. When not working at the speech and drama school, she has a second job at Reality Bites Cafe in Rangiora’s Gables Arcade. However, Ms Jamison is leaving Rangiora next year and moving to Wellington. ‘‘I want to use the experience as a stepping stone to further my performance career and hopefully end up in London in the next few years,’’ she says. If someone was to ask her advice on a career in the performing arts she would tell them to be brave. ‘‘It’s going to take a lot of practice and you might not be perfect straight away, but even Idina Menzel has to practice. ‘‘Along the way, you’ll meet the most amazing people and share with them incredible experiences that will last with you for a lifetime.’’ The Wizard of Oz is being performed at the Rangiora Town Hall until Saturday, October 3. Tickets: Town Hall Cinemas.

This week’s open homes in North Canterbury Thursday October 1st Kaiapoi 1.00pm 3.00pm

3.00pm 3.45pm


1.00pm 2.00pm 2.00pm 3.00pm

1.45pm 2.45pm 2.45pm 4.00pm

Site Office, Tuhoe Ave 21 Wakeman Way

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19 Palmview Drive 55A Kensington Ave 26 Pimlico Place 35a Charles Street

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Saturday October 3rd Amberley 11.00am 12.00pm

11.45am 1.00pm

Cheviot 11.00am 11.00am 12.00pm 12.45pm 2.00pm

11.45am 11.45am 12.30pm 1.15pm 3.00pm


11.30am 12.15pm 12.15pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 2.30pm 3.00pm

Oxford 11.00am 2.15pm

28 Ward Street 30 Ward Street 42 Ward Street 33 Cadman Street 37 Homeview Road

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15 Foxton Drive Harcourts Twiss Keir 18 Eyrewell Road Harcourts Twiss Keir 5 Gilchrist Place Harcourts Twiss Keir 14 Toa Street, Beach Grove Harcourts Twiss Keir Site Office Tuhoe Ave Harcourts Twiss Keir 9 Hancox Street Harcourts Twiss Keir 21 Wakeman Way Harcourts Twiss Keir

11.30am 3.00pm

36 Church Street 731 Ashley Gorge Road

Waimak Real Estate Harcourts Twiss Keir

3 Kuta Street 55 Kawari Drive

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

25 Green Street 261 Swannanoa Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

12.30pm 3.30pm

Rangiora 12.00pm 12.00pm

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

12.00pm 12.45pm 12.45pm 2.30pm 4.00pm 4.00pm 3.45pm

Pegasus 12.00pm 2.30pm

172 Carters Road 7 Gilbert Street

12.30pm 1.00pm

1.00pm 2.00pm 2.30pm 3.00pm 3.45pm

1.45pm 2.45pm 3.30pm 4.00pm 4.15pm

19 Palmview Drive 26 Pimlico Place 15 Hawkins Place 35a Charles Street 311 Lehmans Road

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Sunday October 4th Amberley

11.00am 11.00am 12.00pm 12.45pm 1.00pm 1.15pm 1.30pm 2.15pm

1.00pm 11.45am 1.00pm 1.15pm 1.30pm 2.00pm 2.00pm 3.00pm

Casebrook 1.15pm


Eyrewell 3.15pm


Fernside 2.00pm



11.30am 11.30pm 12.00pm 12.45pm 12.15pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.30pm 1.15pm 2.15pm 2.15pm 3.00pm 3.15pm 3.00pm 3.00pm

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12.00pm 2.00pm


1.00pm 1.00pm


Tekoa Estate – Amberley Beach Rd 172 Carters Road 7 Gilbert Street 5a Gilbert Street 5 Hillview Place 3 Courage Road 75 Willowside Place 34 Willowside Place

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14 Brogar Place

Harcourts Twiss Keir

212 Isaac Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

218 Swannanoa Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

46 Sovereign Boulevard 15 Foxton Drive 34 Peraki Street 12b McDougall Place 5 Gilchrist Place Site Office , Tuhoe Ave 53 Williams Street 28 Robert Coup Road 18 Eyrewell Road 287 Lees Road 50 Sterling Crescent 41 Batten Grove 29 Peraki Street 38 Footbridge Terrace 21 Wakeman Way

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11.30pm 12.00pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 2.15pm 2.00pm

12.45pm 2.30pm

129 McHughs Road 20 Pinewood Close

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

1.30pm 1.30pm

372 Mandeville Road 755 Main Drain Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

12.30pm 12.45pm 1.45pm 1.45pm 3.00pm 2.45pm

25 Crallans Drain Road 76 Church Street 753 Depot Road 122 Main Street 672 Depot Road 2515 Oxford Road

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3 Kuta Street

Harcourts Twiss Keir

25 Green Street 261 Swannanoa Road Elm Green Subdivision 30a Ayers Street 30c Ayers Street 19 Palmview Drive 23 Ashview Place 26 Pimlico Place 55A Kensington Ave 15 Hawkins Place 35a Charles Street

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51 Allin Drive

Harcourts Twiss Keir

Pegasus 12.00pm



12.00pm 12.00pm 2.00pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.15pm 2.00pm 2.00pm 2.30pm 3.00pm

12.30pm 1.00pm 4.00pm 1.30pm 1.30pm 1.45pm 2.00pm 2.45pm 2.45pm 3.30pm 4.00pm

Waikuku 2.15pm


Waikuku Beach 12.00pm 2.30pm

12.45pm 3.15pm


1.00pm 1.45pm

1.45pm 2.30pm

47 Park Terrace 11 Queens Ave

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

8 Petries Road 2 Paget Drive

Harcourts Twiss Keir Waimak Real Estate

Your local friendly shuttle serv rvice v

• Airport transfers – all hours • Groups and individual transport to and from restaurants, parties, weddings • Weekend trips away • Sports trips

The public are advised that the Mt Cass and Tiromoana Bush Walkways will re-open on Thursday 1 October 2015 until further notice.


Ring anytime for a booking or quote or a chat about your requirements

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT from Matheson & Stopforth families. Please accept our sincere thanks for the cards, words of sympathy and kind support received, expressed and offered to our families at the recent passing of Zale Maree Matheson, our dear Daugh­ ter, Sister, Partner, Mother, Sister­in­law and Aunt. Whilst not wishing to par­ ticularly pick out any one of the 500 plus people who took part in Zales’ farewell, mention and thanks must be made to the men and boys of the haka party who performed a powerful and fitting tribute. Zale has gone but will be never forgotten by her many relations and friends. Thank you.

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


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

Visitors are reminded that dogs are prohibited and that mountain biking is not permitted on either of the walkways. Your cooperation is appreciated. For all enquiries please phone 0800 664 433 CLAIRVOYANT medium, clear accurate readings with Holly. Phone 03 314 9073.


NORTHEND FENCING LTD is in your area. For all fencing requirements eg; dairy conversions, DISMANTLING and buying all models of vineyards, deer fencing, Falcons now. Please phone lifestyle blocks, post and rail, quality workmanship RANGIORA Revival 03 3125 064 . guaranteed, competitive Centre, is starting a new rates. Phone Mike 027 313 Church in Rangiora, this 1872. Builder Saturday afternoon 3rd October 1.30pm, at the War BUILDER / Handyman. SUMMERFIELD Fencing Memorial Hall, cnr High Affordable building work Ltd in your area now. and Albert Street. Worship, by Qualified Builder. All Lifestyle or farm, sheep, Communion and teaching work considered. Inside / cattle, horse, all types of on the Prophetic word with outside jobs, decks and animals. Fences, yards, Ministry taking place. sheds. Free quotes. Phone sheds, arenas, shelters, Afternoon tea to follow. All Jay 027 746 7648. runs. 27 years contract welcome. Enquiries phone fencing. John is available to 03 313 3537. help with your design and Chimney Cleaning planning. Ph Carol or John For all ABEL & Prestige Chimney on 03 312 4747. Cleaning. Nth Cant. Owned Editorial and operated. Professional guaranteed service. All Health & Beauty enquiries, firebox repairs. Ph Ken & HOMEOPATHY Do you Trish 312 5764. suffer from Migranes, please Hayfever, or a lingering cough? Maybe a natural contact Decorating approach with a NORTH Canterbury Homeopathic remedy will Robyn on Phone Jennifer Painters. Reg Tradesman. help. (Dip.Hom) 03 03 314 8325 Interior, exterior painting. Mackinder Free quotes. Covering 314 8046. North Canterbury, Oxford, or email Kaiapoi, Rangiora, Amber­ Hire robyn.bristow ley. Phone Robin Driver 03 327 7899 or 027 432 3520. TEMPORARY Fencing. @thenewsnc. AVAILABLE now quali­ New hire business based in fied tradesmen. Roofs, Amberley, servicing all co.nz exterior and interior, com­ trades in North Canterbury. mercial painting. In North Ph 027 430 4348. Canterbury for 20 years. Quality workmanship. No For all job too big or too small. Landscaping Phone Mike Watts for a of your TOP SOIL, screened and free quote 027 931 1876 or unscreened at Woodend 03 327 5388. Trades Landscape Supplies. Open PAINTER. Top quality 7 days. Phone 03 312 2003. and work. No job too big or small. We stand by Canter­ PAVING & Landscaping. Classified bury. Call Wayne 027 274 New & repair work. Phone 027 437 0419. 3541.

enquiries, please contact Amanda at The News on 03 313 2840

(conditions apply)


Notice of Walkway Re-Opening

Very ry y competitive rates We operate two vans

Phone 03 312 9365 or Tom 027 739 8251 or Jill 027 391 4599 email: mornview@xtra.co.nz


Pride & Quality Painting & Decorating Services


ALL your decorating requirements, private and commercial, competitive rates. Free quotes. 25 years + experience. Phone Steve 03 312 5515, 027 576 0585.

AMBERLEY PRECIOUS PETS Boutique Boarding Kennel for small dogs. Ph 03 314 9669. www.amberleyprecious pets.co.nz

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

(Road code & pre-assessment driving training provided)

Courses in Christchurch, Invercargill, Cromwell & Mosgiel daily. Other areas by arrangement

OTHER COURSES/LICENCE ENDORSEMENTS AVAILABLE ARE: Class 3, 4 & 5, Passenger, Vehicle Recovery, Wheels, Tracks, Rollers, Dangerous Goods, Forklift, OSH & F Driving Related Health & Safety Training


Freephone 0508 2 DRIVE (37483) OR 03 348 8481 info@drivetech.co.nz www.drivetech.co.nz

A position has become available on a quality finishing property 10km north of Amberley. Mainly light duties helping with general farm work and caring for animals. Warm 3bed cottage available. Suit semi-retired couple. Please reply stating previous experience to bel_hamed@xtra.co.nz.



EXCEL Eng. Ltd. Struc­ tural & General Engineers. Required in Loburn, must supply own Coded welding, House Beams & Lintels, cleaning products. Machining, Profile Cutting, Hydraulic Press, Crane 3 hours on Tuesdays Truck Hire & Skip Hire. and Fridays. Avail now for all jobbing Please text or work. We also manufacture phone Jess on & repair jet boats. Work­ shop at 181 Loburn 027 712 6572. Whiterock Rd. Ph/fax 03 OUR Clients are busy 312 8884, mobile 027 486 again, and we are looking 0415 anytime. for more staff. Come in & register with us between 9 ­ 4pm, 66 Ohoka Rd, Kaia­ Gardening poi. Phone 03 327 0656. PERENNIAL Plants. Wide range. $3 each. Phone Concrete Services 03 313 8575.

Nursery GOUGHS NURSERIES Deal direct with grower and Save 30%-50% off normal retail prices Open Monday - Sunday 9am - 5pm Natives Exotics Hedging Landscape and Japanese Maples 1029 Tram Rd Ohoka No eftpos Est 1974 BARKS, Composts, Pea Straw & much more at Woodend Landscape Supplies. Delivery & cour­ tesy trailers available. Open 7 days. Ph 03 312 2003.

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

For Sale 103 ITEMS of Hanmer Pottery including some rare pieces. $950 for all items. Ph 03 342 8954. NO bees? Rent a beehive. Fully managed by regis­ tered bee keepers. You get pollination plus honey. Phone 027 657 2007.

LIFESTYLE PROPERTIES CATHEDRAL HEIGHTS: 5 to 20 ha bareland blocks on the Gore Bay Tourist Drive. Lovely location and views. Priced from only $169,000 plus GST. Phone 03-319-8483 for details.




• 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


PART TIME Forecourt/Retail Position at a busy Rangiora Retail Outlet

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

Situations Wanted CARER, Companion available for the Elderly. Mature caring Lady. Days and hours negotiable. Sleepovers by arrangement. Phone 03 310 7381.

PLUMBING Craftsman Plumber. For prompt ser­ vice Telephone Michael 022 321 2468 or 03 313 2468. SHEARER Mobile Sheep Shearer available for Life­ style Blocks. Over 30 years experience. Phone Stuart 027 315 6916. SHEARER Sheep Shearer available, fully mobile setup for lifestylers. Also available for one stand work. Ph 021 0864 0372. PROPERTY MAINTEN­ ANCE. Lawns, gardens, hedges, chainsaw work, pruning, painting and minor home alterations. TOWN AND COUNTRY. Phone Mike 03 313 0261. SCREEN PRINTING. For all your printing requirements. T­shirts, Hoodies, Hi­Vis vests and polos, Overalls, Caps etc. Please phone Heather 03 313 0261 or email heather.norstar@gmail.com.


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

Ph Chris 027 365 5818

S.T.O.L.A Tradesman Painting stolatradesmanpainting @gmail.com 16004147 • Subdivisions • Hot Chip Sealing • Horse Arenas • Driveways • Shingle Supplies

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


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

Permanent Friday afternoon/evening shift between 4pm and midnight, and every second Sunday evening 4pm to midnight, also some weekend shifts between the hours of 7am and 9pm, Flexibility to work extra shifts and be available to work during school holidays. Applicants must be a Team member, honest, punctual, must be clean and tidy, also be customer focused with good communication skills and work ethics, and be able to work under pressure. This position requires a Mature Person as some shifts will be Sole Charge. Caltex Rangiora Please phone Stephen 03 313 4611 021 042 5002





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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. ROOF Painter. Affordable roof painter available. Ph Troy 022 084 2706 or visit www.affordableroofpainting.co.nz. BRICK & Blocklaying. All types of work. Licenced. Ph 027 437 0419.




Ph 03 389 9230 429 Tuam Street



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DRESSMAKING. Bev’s Sew Good Services, still open for all your alter­ ations, repairs, dress­ making, curtains. Phone 327 5535. (formerly from Tamara’s). 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.

Thursday October 1 2015

To Let

Tree Services

TWO BEDROOM house in Waikari, rural outlook, close to amenities. Pets by negotiation only. Not suit­ able for young children. Suit semi­retired or profes­ sional couple. Phone or txt 027 787 9648.

CRAIGS Trees (03) 327-4190

WANTED land for Kids adventure. No more week­ ends spent on Xbox or electronics’ for my Kids. I am looking for a piece of land to buy / lease to place an off grid hut on. Ideally somewhere 1 to 2 hours from Christchurch near a river or forest / bush. I want my children to experience fishing and hunting like I did when I was a youngster. Will consider any option. Ph Gareth on 021 073 7844.

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.


Property Wanted


Free Quotes 027 2299 454

STUMP REMOVAL Ser­ vicing North Canterbury for prompt professional ser­ vice. Phone Tim 0800 178 NORTH Canterbury Tree 867. Care. Specialising in big trees in small spaces, long Wanted term tree plans, advisory service, fully insured. Free RESPECTFUL PERSON quotes, prompt service. looking for private block to Phone Mike Gilbert 0800 hunt occasionally. Phone / 873 336. text 027 312 0089.



Mainland Conveyor Services MCS

WOF $35


For all your Conveyor requirements

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

Ph 027 212 3880 Ritchie

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


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

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


We can arrange to kill and process your Beef, Pork, Lamb, Venison and Game Meat NOW! Open Saturday Mornings Phone (03) 327 8219 A/H 027 306 3874

Civil and Drainage

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

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

Driveways Landscaping Retaining Walls Earthworks Foundations

Wastewater Septic Tanks Treatment Plants Drainage Irrigation

51 Ashley Street Rangiora

Select Health

Ring Mark 027 229 7310 for a free quote www.longsilver construction.com

Tyre Services Ltd

23 High Street Rangiora 03 313 6096

• Licensed Building Practitioner • Registered Master Builder 1233373



Chiropractic Services

For Vehicle Servicing phone Allan

Oxford Butchery Bevan and Shane Frahm

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

Number one

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

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”

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

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



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Wilson Decorators Ltd

Russelectrical Domestic | Commercial | Repairs | Alterations | Additions

• 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

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

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





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

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



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


Bookkeeping Services

• Ongoing or one time support • Xero, Myob, QBW availability • Remote office support available • Save time and $


Garage Doors




• Rural & Residential Fencing • Cattle & Sheep Yards • Pole Shed Builds ncn1233395aa

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

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

PHONE (0274) 350 279 or A.H. 314 8384


Free quotes (will travel)

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

027 922 4833 moneypennies@yahoo.com

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



Agricultural Services


Livestock 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.


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027 207 6128 Ph 03 310 6577

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Glass Repair


Hedge Trimming


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

Call us now on (03) 313 5335

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

We also repair Windscreens and install Double Glazing

Trudy McMillan 03 314 4144 or 027 684 2652


Landscaping For all your landscaping needs


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

Phone 027 6266 6566

Landscape Architect available for Professional Garden Design



CROCKERY CUTLERY GLASSWARE For all those special occasions

North Canterbury

To contact us ph (03) 310 6534



WAIKARI-ARDEN HIRE TopHedge Tree Trimming Phone Justin Stubbs 021 232 6270 03 312 8468


Landscape Design


• Cookers • Fireplaces • Radiators • Central Heating g Installation

All Insurance Companies work welcome

Massage Therapy


Call me for a free no obligation consultation.


Glass & Auto Glass



working throughout North Canterbury

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

Painters / Decorators


Sports, Injuries, Trigger Point, Relaxation, Deep Tissue

03 313 2840


Master Plumber of the Year 2010


Canterbury owned and operated for over 60 years




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


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

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

Timber Sales



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

Waterblasting Ltd Servicing Canterbury Commercial & Residential



Quality Timb ber at discounted prices

We have a wide range of timber DECKING SPECIAL

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

Locally owned and operated

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



Water Blasting

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



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



Kaiapoi Podiatry





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

For All Your Foot Care Needs

Julia Home

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

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Arthur Burke Ltd

Your Trusted North Canterbury Holden Dealership

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

Great Deals on Used Cars D L O S 2014 Toyota Hilux

3.0L Diesel 4x4 Manual double cab, canopy, 15,000kms



2011 Nissan X-Trail

2015 Holden Cruze Equip 1.8 Hatch Demonstrator, only 3,000km



2007 Holden VZ SV6 Ute


3.6 auto, 101,000km, cannopy

2011 Toyota Corolla GLX

2012 Mazda 6 GLX

2.0L auto seddan, only 34,000kms



2012 Mazda 2 Classic


1.5 auto, NZZ new, only 33,000km


Was $18,995



2008 Holden Epica CDXI

2.0L diesel 6 speed auto, leather.


Markham Street, Amberley www.arthurburke.co.nz


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


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