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Thursday October 8 2015 | Issue 670

Real estate: Nth Canterbury property sales.

Body builder: Marcie re­discovers her inner self.

Masterchef: Leo has to settle for runner up.

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Defining the Waipara Valley district A stylised ‘‘wind­swept grapevine’’ will soon be helping define the Waipara environment. Crafted by Raymond Herber from his Iron Ridge studio, the sculpture will stand proud at the junction of State Highway One and State Highway 7. It will be a monument to the valley and will provide a destination where people can stop, relax and seek information about what the area had to offer. The sculpture’s journey from Iron Ridge to the site ends six years of planning by the Waipara Valley Promotion Association which has worked hard to meet all New Zealand Transport Authority’s requirements to allow it to be installed at the prominent site. Mr Herber is excited and says it will be great when the sculpture is ‘‘just down the road’’ after such a long time standing in his huge quarry studio waiting for the next stage of its development. ‘‘It’s certainly nice for it to be going to a new home. ‘‘It has been a real community effort with people and local contractors pitching in,’’ he says. The project had been done on a financial shoe­string with local vineyards putting in money and ‘‘I gave them a pretty friendly price. ‘‘It certainly wouldn’t be happening if people in the local area hadn’t supported the project.’’ Fulton Hogan was lending its muscle to the project in site preparation along with Firth which was supplying the concrete. Diggers were being brought in at no cost and North Canterbury Equipment was digging the trench for a power cable. Association chair Julian Ball says the artistic interpretation of a gravevine

will be installed and unveiled on November 27. ‘‘It is going to be huge. ‘‘People with local connections really understand the importance of the project,’’ he says. ‘‘It will be an icon associated with the Waipara area and is the biggest thing to happen in Waipara since Canterbury House (Waipara Springs),’’ he says.

❛ ‘‘It is going to be huge. It will be an icon associated with the Waipara area and is the biggest thing to happen in Waipara since Canterbury House (Waipara Springs).❜ — Waipara Valley Promotion Association chair Julian Ball. The sculpture was possible thanks to the generosity of Mr Herber and local contractors and the skills of engineer Hayden Kent, a director of K F Consilium, who did a lot of the design work to enable the association to install the sculpture on the site. ‘‘It has been six years in the making and it is finally becoming a reality. I am looking forward to putting the file into the back of a drawer,’’ says Mr Ball. The area will be landscaped, the sculpture uplit, and an information board will be added to point out the attractions to visit in the Waipara valley. ‘‘We are hoping to create a nice environment round the sculpture to encourage people to stop,’’ says Mr Herber. There will be an information board showing walkways, places to visit and stip and what there is to do in Waipara so people can ‘‘spread out from there’’.

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❛‘‘We want more family time and it just seems the right time to let someone else take over.❜ The Hurunui Hotel has held a licence since July 1, 1860. The original owner, John Hastie, was granted a conditional licence for the ‘Hurunui Accommodation House’ with conditions that included keeping ‘‘eight beds in four bedrooms; shelter for six horses; provide stock yards for yoking up cattle; provide horses for travellers to ford the river; and also direct strangers to a safe fording place.’’ In 1982 a small group of local farmers banded together to save the hotel after it had fallen into disrepair. The community rallied and with help from other sources, including The Historic Places Trust, the Hotel was restored and eventually sold.

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An approaching 65th birthday, missing time with grandchildren and a desire to slow down, has been the catalyst behind the decision to sell the historic Hurunui Hotel, vineyard and events centre. Rodger and Nola Strong have spent the past 18 years developing the four hectare property, creating a thriving vineyard, building cottage accommodation and turning the historic stables into a cafe ´. Nola says they want to stay in the area and will keep the house they built on the hill above the property. ‘‘We feel the business needs new people. ‘‘I get my gold card this year and I’m not interested in working forever. ‘‘We want more family time and it just seems the right time to let someone else take over,’’ says Nola. The historic hotel has been refurbished over the past few months and will re­open today (October 8). Nola says the whole place can be sold freehold, or if someone wants to lease the businesses that is also an option. ‘‘We are flexible about what happens. ‘‘Which ever way it goes, we will stick around to help the new people get settled and be there for them.’’ Nola says it was a difficult decision for Rodger but now it has been made, he is looking forward to projects he will have more time for.

One of these is building gypsy wagons from scratch, fitted with power points so they can be hooked up as a sleep out or camp ground accommodation. While both will miss the interaction with people and love the hospitality industry, they are also looking forward to having some time for themselves after a hectic 18 years.

Book giveaway The News has a copy of New Zealand’s Working Dogs by Andrew Fladeboe to give away. The story on Andrew Fladebloe and his trip through New Zealand to capture dogs at work, featured in The News on September 24. To enter the draw to win the book please email info@thenewsnc.co.nz with your name, address and phone number. Christmas Fe ˆte This is the last chance to win two entry tickets to the Christmas Country Fe ˆ te near Culverden on October 29. Entries close on October 12. To enter the draw email info@thenewsnc.co.nz. Lost and found The following property is reported to the Rangiora police as being lost ­ have you seen it? A Black iPhone 5 in a case, a black and white purse and blue/white check bikini top. The following property is at the station looking for a home: A grey and silver Samsung cellphone and a pink and silver Milazo mountain bike. Fashion parade giveaway Models will strut the catwalk in Amberley on October 16 in aid of the Amberley School. The Parent Teacher’s Association is organising the Fashion Show to raise funds for Amberley school children, with all proceeds going to the PTA to support their learning. Tickets are on sale at Sally Mac’s Amberley and the Amberley School office. The News has two tickets to give away to the show. To be in the draw to win enter at info@thenewsnc.co.nz including your name, address and phone number. Cancellation Oxford Promotions Action Committee is disappointed its Spring into Oxford event last Sunday was cancelled because of safety concerns due to the predicted 160 kmph winds which threatened to market stalls, children’s entertainment such as the slippery slide and bouncy castle. Over 100 well turned out classic cars still turned up and some people managed to view these and it’s hoped the retail businesses in Main Street managed to capture some of the hundreds of people who still came to Oxford. The Oxford Community Men’s Shed stayed open during that time and the Artwork by Mark Adams and his students managed to get people in to view the stunning art work that was on display.

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Special representation meeting The Oxford / Eyre ward looks set to get its own community board. Waimakariri Mayor David Ayers says a special council meeting has been called for Tuesday, October 20, to reconsider recommendations from the Representation Review panel, including a new community board for the Oxford / Eyre ward and one community board for the Kaiapoi / Woodend ward, instead of the previously proposed two. ‘‘We had a number of submissions from the Ohoka area asking to be part of the Kaiapoi ward, but we can’t change it because of the numbers

game. But we give them a community board with a say.’’ Ohoka, Mandeville and Swannanoa are set to remain as part of the Oxford / Eyre ward. The ward has been represented by a ward advisory board for the last two council terms. Mr Ayers says the review panel is proposing the Oxford / Eyre Community Board will have 50 percent representation from the Oxford area and 50% from Ohoka / Swannanoa area, including Mandeville North. The review panel also decided by three votes to two for the Kaiapoi / Woodend ward to have one community board, instead of having separate boards for Kaiapoi / Tuahiwi and

Woodend / Pegasus. ‘‘I was one of the two,’’ Mr Ayers says. ‘‘We didn’t get very much reaction about the representation of the ward from community, but that was on the proposal of having two community boards.’’ There were also some submissions regarding the inclusion of Cust in the Rangiora / Ashley ward ­ ‘‘more out of Oxford than Cust’’. ‘‘To change the boundaries now would mean changing all the boundaries.’’ Mr Ayers says it is not too late for residents to give feedback to councillors or to ask to be heard at the special council meeting.

Rangiora Rotary Book Fair popular By SHELLEY TOPP The prospect of 20,000 to 30,000 books, all priced at $3 or less, attracted good­sized crowds at the Rotary Book Fair last Friday and Saturday. The annual fundraiser was held at the Rangiora Borough School hall, in King Street. There was also a large range of magazines, puzzles and games, CDs, and DVDs for sale. One of the organisers, Rangiora Rotarian, Paddy Quinlan, said Friday had been busy, with book dealers arriving first at 7.30 am, before the fair opened. People donating books had again been extremely generous, he said. ‘‘We haven’t been short of books, and the quality has been good as well.’’ It was obvious from the crowds attending the fair that many people still loved to read books the old­fashioned way, despite the popularity of e­books read on small hand­ held electronic devices, such as Kindle.

The book fair is a community event that James Andersen, a teacher at Christchurch Boys’ High School, and his family, look forward to. The Andersen children, Emily, aged 12, Ella, aged 9 and Josh, aged 7, all attend Rangiora Borough School. ‘‘We do come here every year,’’ James said. ‘‘The money raised here all goes back into the community so it is for a good cause.’’ Lorraine Brydon, from Rangiora, is also a book­fair regular. She has been working at the fair as a volunteer for the last 30 years. Her friend, Joan Shearer, also from Rangiora, is a book­fair volunteer as well, having worked there for the last 5 years.

The extended BNZ corner on High Street could become a commercial site. Waimakariri Mayor David Ayers is hopeful land on the High and Ashley Streets intersection, which has become available as a result of the road realignment earlier this year, will eventually have a commercial building on it. ‘‘We will be treating it like the former Hansen’s Mall site in Kaiapoi ­ we won’t sell it unless we know what somebody’s going to do there.’’ For now the land remains designated as a road, so it will need a change in

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Book lovers . . . James Andersen and his children, Emily, aged 12, left, Ella, aged 9, and Josh, aged 7, head home with a box full of books from the annual Rotary Book Fair in PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP Rangiora last Saturday.

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designation before any development happens. No proposals have been put forward so far. Meanwhile, Mr Ayers says conversations are still ongoing with Kaiapoi developer Jedd Pearce, who has plans to develop the former Hansen’s Mall site, and he is hopeful of a positive outcome. ‘‘Those conversations are very much down the track. There’s a good understanding there, including the work required on the stop bank, which ECan (Environment Canterbury) is responsible for. ‘‘We also want a wider space for the footpath, because it is a popular spot for community events around the river.’’

Rail bid dives Plans to bring back passenger rail to North Canterbury have taken a dive. New Brighton resident Tane Apanui made a presentation to the Waimakariri District Council last month, pointing out that affordable trains could be purchased from Auckland Transport, which has electrified its entire rail fleet, suitable for running daily passenger services from Rangiora to Christchurch. However, Mr Apanui has since learned that Auckland Transport has sold its entire rolling stock to South Africa.

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Wild weather . . . Dust flies as the strong nor’west gales tore through the Hawarden area PHOTO: HAWARDEN­WAIKARI RURAL FIRE FORCE. on Sunday.

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the driver over­corrected to compensate for the wind. There were no injuries. Fires kept volunteers and rural fire fighters busy in the Waimakariri district, most being caused by old burns re­ igniting. Acting principal rural fire officer and emergency management officer Karen Worbel said four fires were significant. ‘‘We had five fires going at any one time all day Sunday. ‘‘By and large the big ones were burn offs that flared up again,’’ she said. And in spite of warnings of high winds, someone lit up on Saturday, which flared up in the wind on Sunday. A large fire at Petries Road, Woodend, was also a flare up from a burn off of debris and branches and took several hours to bring under control, while another flare up in the Oxford district at the corner of Woodstock and Mounseys Road, burnt up through the centre of old rotten trees. Ms Worbel said the property owner thought the fire was out, but hot embers were trapped underground and were re­ ignited in the wind. Huge piles of rubbish lit up in Roller Road, also in the Oxford district which took some time to control, before fire fighters headed off to North Loburn to bolster brigades and rural fire fighters put out a fire threatening to get into forest. Mr Grigg and Ms Worbel urge residents in both districts to listen to forecasts, be vigilant and ensure fires are properly extinguished by spreading them out and ensuring no embers were ‘‘cacooned’’ or trapped under a hard crust formed when water was poured on them.

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This year’s runner up Masterchef New Zealand, Leo Fernandez, only found out he had lost to Tim Read last week, along with the rest of New Zealand. Neither Leo or Tim Read, the eventual winner, knew who had won, as two different endings were filmed. All they knew was that it was close. After a long hard battle to get to the top two, Leo was ‘‘gutted’’ to find out he had lost by a mere two points. ‘‘It would have been better to lose by 10 points or more, but to be that close was terrible.’’ Back home in Waikari Leo says he didn’t even watch the final as he had a gut feeling it wouldn’t be good. ‘‘I switched off my phone and drove around Christchurch!’’ Despite his loss, the competition has opened up opportunities that otherwise may have been out of his reach. Out of all his friends and family, Leo says his parents were the most surprised he had entered a cooking competition. Coming from an extended family of good cooks, Leo learned how to cook to survive when he shifted to New Zealand from the Phillipines in 2008. He had never cooked for himself much but quickly became adept at creating dishes reminiscent of his home country. As well as survival, Leo says cooking traditional dishes eased the feeling of being homesick. Growing up, he was always the one to prep food ­ cutting, slicing and dicing ­ Leo was always ‘‘the kitchen hand, never the chef.’’ ‘‘I was lazy,’’ he says. ‘‘My mother, father, brothers, aunties and cousins were all good cooks and I just ate.’’ When he started work on a dairy farm in Culverden, there were only a few other Filipinos in the district and for his birthday the following year he cooked a

Runner up . . . Leo Fernandez back at work on a pig farm near Waikari, after finishing runner­up in Masterchef NZ. PHOTO: AMANDA BOWES meal to celebrate with a handful of friends ­ ‘‘maybe 10, it wasn’t hard to cook for that many’’. Over time, his interest in cooking grew and being proud of his heritage, he would share dishes with friends of other nationalities to teach them about his culture. ‘‘Food from the Philippines is a mix of Spanish, Mexican, Malay, Chinese and American. All these influences combine to make unique dishes.’’ Having watched Masterchef Australia and New Zealand previously, Leo decided once he had New Zealand residency he would apply for the next competition. On submitting his application where he described his food philosophy, dreams and reasons for wanting to compete, he was contacted by TV3 the next day. A Skype interview and a three day audition in Christchurch followed during which he cooked his pork hock signature

dish, putting him in the top 50. Unable to tell anyone except his understanding employers, Leo then made it to the top 24 and a Masterchef apron. After getting to the top 16, the contestants were sent home to prepare for what could be a week away or a couple of months away. Leo had supposedly ‘‘gone on holiday.’’ Being an outdoors person, Leo found it tough being confined to the house where contestants lived during the competition. ‘‘The contest wasn’t just about being a good cook, it was also a big mental challenge. You had to be mentally prepared for the isolation of being in the house and not being able to contact friends and family as well as the actual stress of the cooking contest itself.’’ Leo preferred the solace of his room to study cooking online, eating and sleeping, unlike the other contestants who studied recipes and practiced in the kitchen. ‘‘Sleeping was important, there was a lot going on and it was physically and mentally tiring.’’ He also found it challenging working as part of a team in a restaurant kitchen and doing technical tasks. Right from the beginning, he began to write down ideas for dishes so that in the event he made it through to the final two, he would have a good base for his recipe book. Already he is a bit of a celebrity and at last weekend’s Kaikoura Seafest complete strangers were coming up and congratulating him and saying he should have won. Leo says he dreams of opening a restaurant in New Zealand specialising in Filipino food, but would like to spend time working under a Michelin star chef to learn the trade better before making such a big decision. Until then, he will continue working as a stockman at Patoa Farms, near Hawarden, cook great food for friends and maybe publish his cook book.

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Reporter on the move The News’ Rangiora-based reporter David Hill reflects on the past five y ears as he and his family finally move out of their quake-battered home to a rented property, while their new home is built. It is finally happening. After five years and four weeks, we moved out of our earthquake­damaged Parklands home last week so it can be demolished and rebuilt. We finally said goodbye to a sinking house, which practically split in two during that early morning rumble on September 4, 2010. I can remember that day like it was yesterday. I awoke to the sound of a runaway train and jumping out of bed, I called ‘earthquake’. I made for our then eight­year­old daughter’s bedroom down the hallway, with the walls shaking violently around us. My partner attempted to go into our then one­year­old son’s bedroom, but was thrown back into the hallway. In the harsh light of day the extent of the damage was clear. We now knew where an extension, added some 15 years earlier, began with large cracks in the walls of the hallway and bedrooms and the two floors slanting in opposite directions. Our front garden decided to part company with the front of the house, leaving a large crevasse, where the water flowed like a river when the council turned the water back on that evening. Digging a hole the next morning (Father’s Day!) we found two cracks in the water pipe. However, the council turned the water off again, and we drilled a hole in the kitchen floor and discovered a third crack in the pipe when the water was turned back on ­ we have had a hole under the kitchen table ever since. An Earthquake Commission assessment in April 2011 found the kitchen at one end had sunk about 45mm, while the other end of the house, the extension, had sunk more than 200mm ­ you literally walked up and down the hallway. In spite of this, our insurance company continued to suggest for two years the house might be repairable. Over the last five years we have got used to comments like ‘‘do you still live here?’’ ‘‘Sorry, I didn’t realise anyone actually lived in that house!’’ or ‘‘that hallway is like walking uphill’’. During the last year we have lived in the middle of a construction zone, as our

Amazing community fundraising opportunities for clubs and schools. Over the next few weeks the town will be busy gearing up for the local pro­am at the golf club, Race Day and Christchurch Show Weekend and the Bridge to Bridge Race. The Kaikoura Health Facility is now open with the long term patients having moved into their new rooms. In the coming weeks the old hospital will be demolished and Mainpower will be undergrounding the power supply around the Deal Street area. The Kaikoura Primary School have new classrooms and is renovating some of the older buildings for the Administration Block. The Historical Society and Library are gearing up for their shift to our new Combined Civic Centre.With the positive vibes that this new Hub will provide to the Westend, I’m sure the businesses, locals and visitors will benefit from the atmosphere this hub will create. Our amazing little community has a lot to be proud of and positive about as we continue to lead the way in sustainability, innovative and forward thinking.

By ACTING MAYOR JOHN DIVER At last year’s Pro­am golf tournament I teamed up with a Tauranga professional and during the round I asked him ‘‘what a professional player thinks of before and during a game’’. His advice was that golf is about ‘‘Positivity, Positivity, Positivity.’’ So with that in mind it’s time that the community starts thinking with a more positive mind set, as we live in one of the most beautiful places in the world. In my job as an electrician I come in contact with tourists who are amazed with our town and the local people that they meet. With daylight savings it signals the start of the barbecue season and different events coming to our town. We have already had large events being held in the town with the Kaikoura Hop and Seafest, Suburban School Half Marathon ­ three great events that bring a lot people to the town with many visitors pre­booking their accommodation a year in advance and these events offer great

Clarkville­East Eyreton School Ex­Pupils Luncheon The annual Clarkville­East Eyreton School ex­pupils and friends annual luncheon will be held at the Rangiora Showgrounds at mid­day on October 26. Come along and meet old classmates and have fun reminiscing. Any resident who has had children attend either school is welcome. Please contact Janette Dyer (03) 313 8691. Scouting Glenmark Are having a group camp and the public are invited to come along and see Scouting in Action on Sunday 17 October, from 11.00am to 1pm. This will include all sections ­ Keas, Cubs, Scouts and Venturers. For further information please phone 021 2618454. Ohoka School Plant Sale Ohoka School’s famous biennial plant sale is being held on Sunday, October 18, from 10am to 1pm at Ohoka Primary School, Jacksons Road. A fantastic range of more than 15,000 plants from just $2 each will be on sale. Eftpos and cash sales are available. The proceeds go to Ohoka Primary School.

Downhill . . . Looking down the hallway at the cracks in the walls and ceiling.

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Rise 6:51am Set 7:43pm

Sun Fishing Guide

Best 9:43am Times 10:05pm

Fair

Saturday

Oct 9

Rise 6:49am Set 7:44pm Best 10:27am Times 10:49pm

Fair

Sunday

Oct 10

Rise 6:47am Set 7:45pm Best 11:10am Times 11:32pm

Fair

Monday

Oct 11

Rise 6:46am Set 7:46pm Best 11:53am Times

Fair

Tuesday

Oct 12

Rise 6:44am Set 7:47pm Best 12:14am Times 12:35pm

Good

Wednesday

Oct 13

Oct 14

Rise 6:42am Set 7:48pm Best 12:56am Times 1:18pm

Good

Rise 6:40am Set 7:50pm 1:39am 2:01pm

Best Times

Good

Moon

Rise 4:22am Set 3:09pm

Rise 4:54am Set 4:07pm

Rise 5:24am Set 5:04pm

Rise 5:52am Set 6:01pm

Rise 6:20am Set 6:58pm

Rise 6:48am Set 7:55pm

Rise 7:17am Set 8:54pm

Wind

Moderate SW becoming fresh S

Light N becoming moderate NE

Light NW becoming moderate NE

Light W becoming moderate NW

Moderate NW turning W

Moderate N

Light W rising to severe gale

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Lows

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0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.5

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2.2 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.2 1.7 1.8

Lows

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0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.5

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Highs

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Lows

2.2 9:44am 2.2 10:08pm 2.2 9:44am 2.2 10:08pm 2.2 9:53am 2.2 10:17pm 2.2 9:55am 2.2 10:19pm 1.7 9:47am 1.7 10:13pm

0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.5

Highs

4:20am 4:37pm 4:20am 4:37pm 4:29am 4:46pm 4:31am 4:48pm 4:23am 4:44pm

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2.2 10:29am 2.2 10:50pm 2.2 10:29am 2.2 10:50pm 2.2 10:38am 2.2 10:59pm 2.2 10:40am 2.2 11:01pm 1.7 10:33am 1.7 10:55pm

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0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.5

Highs

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2.2 12:13am 2.2 12:37pm 2.2 12:13am 2.2 12:37pm 2.2 12:22am 2.2 12:46pm 2.2 12:24am 2.2 12:48pm 1.7 12:18am 1.7 12:42pm

0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.5

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Support for high school principal grows By SHELLEY TOPP Jennifer Goulding does not court publicity, but she has come forward to support suspended Rangiora High School principal Peggy Burrows. Mrs Goulding has been joined by Robert Thompson­Browne, and his daughter Trinity, a former pupil at the school, who have set up a Facebook page for Mrs Burrows, that has quickly gathered more than 800 supporters. Mr Thompson­Browne said the Facebook page was set up to ‘‘show community support’’ for Mrs Burrows, and to ‘‘demand an independent judicial review’’ into the case. Mrs Burrows, was suspended from her role as principal last July after she was alleged to have leaked confidential documents to Television One News. Her suspension came after the Ministry of Education (MOE) replaced the school’s newly community­elected Board of Trustees last February with a commissioner, Bev Moore. The MOE had earlier appointed Mrs Moore as a limited statutory manager at the school to solve tensions between the previous board of trustees and Mrs Burrows. A ministry spokeswoman Katrina Casey said Mrs Moore was appointed as commissioner at the school ‘‘because although the Board of Trustees had made progress we considered that the risks to the operation of the school were such that progress needed to be made rapidly in the interests of the stability and

Supporter . . . Robert Thompson­Browne who with his daughter, Trinity, has set up a Facebook page supporting suspended Rangiora PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP High School principal, Peggy Burrows. viability of the school’’. It would also have been unreasonable to expect a Board of Trustees, particularly a board that included newly­elected members, to take on the amount of work required to address issues at the school, she said. The dismissed Board of Trustees had been community­ elected on November 1, 2014. Mrs Goulding, has lived in Rangiora for 30 years. Her children have all attended Rangiora High. She said the process where Mrs Burrows was suspended, and the enforced secrecy surrounding it, ‘‘feels like a witch­hunt to me’’.

Mrs Burrows had worked hard at the school, revitalising it, and inspiring pupils, Mrs Goulding said. She was concerned that Mrs Burrows had been treated unfairly, and left unable to defend herself against unsubstantiated allegations. ‘‘She can’t even go to the supermarket without people pointing and staring.’’ She believes Mrs Moore’s appointment as commissioner represents a conflict of interest. The MOE denies this. ‘‘Mrs Moore was not involved in the decision­making process that led to her appointment as commissioner, so no conflict of

interest arises,’’ they said. Mrs Goulding would like to see a judicial review of the case to examine all the processes involved. The secrecy surrounding the case had caused unfounded rumours in the community that were harmful to the school, and Mrs Burrows, she said, ‘‘because nothing is being resolved’’. Stephan Rattray, who is a member of the Board of Trustees replaced by Mrs Moore, is looking forward to the commissioner saying her job is done. ‘‘I would like to see a community­elected board back in place as soon as possible,’’ he said. ‘‘That would be the best outcome. The alternative is a judicial review.’’ The majority of the board supported Mrs Burrows. ‘‘I personally felt she was a legend.’’ ‘‘We were very committed, very excited actually, about taking the school forward,’’ he said. While the board understood big issues needed to be resolved, a positive, enthusiastic attitude existed among members, so their dismissal by the MOE came as a huge shock. ‘‘It was like being given a hospital pass and a high tackle all in one,’’ he said. Ministry spokeswoman Katrina Casey said the decision to replace the board with a commissioner was not a reflection on individual trustees, but an acknowledgement of the workload involved and the requirement of specific

expertise. ‘‘A number of the previous trustees were long­serving board members, and despite the wealth of experience in business and education settings they had been unable to resolve the issues that had occurred over the last few years and found they could no longer effectively govern.’’ Nick Steyn, house captain at Mansfield House at Rangiora High School, said Mrs Burrows was popular with students. The 17­year­old, year­13 student, who is studying calculus, chemistry, physics, biology, computer science, and Japanese, and has enrolled at Canterbury University to study financial engineering next year, said Mrs Burrows seemed to be able to inspire and motivate pupils. Many testimonials confirmed this on her Facebook page, he said. ‘‘It is obvious how genuine she is. I would say 95 percent, if not more, support her.’’ Pupils at the school had been left uninformed about why Mrs Burrows was no longer working at the school, he said. ‘‘Nobody has come to us and explained what is happening. ‘‘All we know at the moment is that Mrs Burrows is on sick leave and that the board has been replaced by a commissioner.’’ On the surface, the school’s daily administration had not seemed to have changed much, he said. However, the secrecy surrounding the case was damaging the school’s reputation. ‘‘It’s not in the school’s best interest,’’ he said.

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Funding recipient . . . Riding enthusiasts from Cheviot Area School participating in the North Canterbury Riding for the Disabled programme which is to receive a funding boost. PHOTO: SUPPLIED.

Community funding Wellbeing North Canterbury and North Canterbury Riding for the Disabled will share the inaugural $10,000 MainPower Community Fund. The fund was introduced to inject funds into local groups including charitable organisations, cultural organisations and schools. Local residents were encouraged to visit the MainPower website and nominate the groups they believe should receive support. Wellbeing manager Deirdre Ryan says the $6500 it has been granted will help deliver valuable support services to the local community while North Canterbury Riding for the Disabled will use its allocation of $3500 toward relocating to a permanent riding facility adjacent to the Rangiora Showgrounds on Millton Avenue. Wellbeing North Canterbury is a charitable trust that provides support services to families and communities across the Waimakariri and Hurunui Districts. Their professional team, which includes 120 volunteers, empowers family and whanau to overcome difficulties such as family crisis, loneliness, stress and anxiety through a variety of services including counselling, community youth work, food bank, restorative justice and youth drug and alcohol support. Ms Ryan says Wellbeing is passionate about connecting with the community

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and growing wellbeing within individuals, families and communities. ‘‘Like any charitable organisation we have a funding gap that we need to fill each year. ‘‘We are extremely grateful to receive $6500 in funding from the MainPower Community Fund North Canterbury Riding for the Disabled is a voluntary, not­for­profit organisation that provides opportunities for anyone with a disability to enjoy safe, healthy, stimulating, therapeutic horse riding and horse­related activities. Chairman Des Moore says its allocation of $3500 will make a significant difference to the organisation. ‘‘This is much needed money that we haven’t budgeted for so it tops up our funding just nicely,’’ he said. MainPower’s Chief Executive Bruce Emson said the success of the two organisations was due entirely to the support and good will they received from their local communities. MainPower was committed to supporting local communities and the community fund was a great opportunity to put the power in the hands of its customers. ‘‘We asked the people of North Canterbury and Kaikoura for help on which groups needed funding support the most and they responded to our call in the thousands,’’ he said.

Wait is nearly over The wait is nearly over for Rangiora retailers operating in temporary locations. High Street retailers are looking forward to moving into the new Conway Lane and Lambert buildings over the next few weeks, just in time for Christmas trading. Rangiora Take Note, Paper Plus and Toyworld business owner Andrew McBeath says he will be the largest tenant in the new Conway Lane building and he ‘‘can’t wait’’ to move his three stores into one new 550 square metre shop. He says the retail space is expected to be available by mid­October for a four week fit out. ‘‘So we hope to be up and running by around mid­November. But I’ve been told dates before. ‘‘It would be perfect if we could get in before Christmas and then we will be able to get more Christmas stock on the shelves.’’ Rangiora Paper Plus and Toyworld were forced out of their High Street buildings in March 2012, after they were deemed earthquake prone, and have been operating from temporary shops since June 2012 ­ Paper Plus in a temporary shop on Durham Street and Toyworld in a container shop on the Waimakariri District Council lawn.

Mr McBeath says he took over Paper Plus and Toyworld about a year ago. Another container shop tenant Debbie Albrecht says she hopes to move her clothing and accessories shop into the Conway Lane building over the next two weeks. ‘‘I’m very excited about it. I plan to close the shop for four days while I move over there and we should be open around October 20 or 21. It’s looking really, really good and I think they are working most days to get it completed. I can’t wait. My customers are saying ‘you can feel the town starting to get exciting’.’’ Ms Albrecht took over Jaks Clothing and Accessories last year and is rebranding her shop as So You! Boutique for the move. It was in the Pulley Building until it was closed in March 2012 due to being earthquake prone. After sharing premises with Essence magazine, the shop moved into a container shop on the council lawn. Ms Albrecht believes High Street will become a popular destination again, once the various building projects are completed and employment opportunities are already being created. She is taking on two new staff in anticipation of the move to larger premises which will have four fitting rooms, a styling area, toilet and kitchen.


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Commemoration dance at Balcairn By AMANDA BOWES A ‘‘Farewell to the Soldier’’dance to be held at the Balcairn Hall on October 17, will pay tribute to the mass exodus of soldiers from Wellington on October 16, 1914. On that date, 10 gray painted troop­ships escorted by four warships were farewelled from Wellington Harbour by thousands of Wellingtonians. The ships carried the Main Body of and the First Reinforcements for the New Zealand Expeditionary Force ­ around 8000 men and 4000 horses. Britain declared war on Germany on August 4, and 11 weeks later, New Zealand men left for war. This was the most young men ever to leave New Zealand at one time. The gathering at Balcairn will follow the traditional farewell dance that was held for soldiers when they left their communities to fight overseas. Although it is being held to commemorate WW1 there will be some aspects from World War II incorporated into the evening. Based on research on how the farewell dances were conducted, a similar format will be followed. After the Welcome, everybody will sing God Save the King and a farewell tribute

Farewell . . . A scene from Wellington, October 16, 1914, as the Main Body of the New PHOTO: SUPPLIED. Zealand Expeditionary Force leaves for overseas. will be paid to the departing soldier with a gift presentation. Locals then provide entertainment with dancing, a supper, more dancing then Auld Lang Syne will be sung to finish. As a lead up to the evening, locals have been attending dance lessons held by professional dance teacher, Grant Killner. The Waltz, Foxtrot, Gypsy Tap, and Rock n Roll (which was a World War II dance)

have been learned and Mr Killner will be the MC for the dances on the night. In the tradition of farewell dances, no stiletto heels are to be worn and no BYO. The dance will start at 8pm and finish at midnight. The Farewell dance is supported by the Creative Community Arts Council. Tickets are $10 and available from Sally Macs in Amberley or by ringing 314 4849.

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Trophy helps celebrate anniversary year By SHELLEY TOPP The Eyreton Pony Club had a night to celebrate last Sunday after their Eyreton Navy team won the coveted Springston Trophy for the second consecutive year. The club hosted the annual three­day horse­trial at their home­base at the Mandeville Sports Ground, during what is their 25th anniversary year. The trial comprised three tests ­ dressage, cross­country the next day, and showjumping over the three days. The showjumping on Sunday proved to be crucial to the final result with Eyreton Navy winning on 134.8 points, Halswell second on 136.1, Rangiora third on 139.9, View Hill Black fourth on 143.6, Springston fifth on 149.8, and View Hill White sixth on 150.5. It is the largest pony club event in the southern hemisphere, and was first held in 1972. Forty­one South Island pony­club teams and two from the North Island, competed

for the trophy last weekend, with about 230 riders in teams of six, comprising two seniors aged 18 to 24 years, two intermediates aged 15 to 17 years, and two juniors aged 14 years and under. ‘‘Some teams had only four riders made up of two of the categories, however they started with a 25­point penalty. Other teams were composites made up of riders from different branches and clubs.’’ After Friday’s dressage competition, results were close, with three North Canterbury teams in the top five places ­ View Hill White led on 117.5, View Hill Black on 120.4 was second, with one of the North Island teams Nga Tawa on 124.4 in third place, View Hill Red fourth on 127.1. The technical cross­country course proved trouble early on for many of the intermediate riders, and by the end of the day View Hill Black lead on 125.3, followed by View Hill White on 130.5, in second place, with Eyreton Navy moving into third place, on 130.8. Sunday’s competition finished early as a safety

Winning team . . . Eyreton Navy team riders, from left, Brodie Roberts, captain, Jess Hobby, Maria van Kuijk, Elizabeth Wylaars, Charlotte Hamilton, and Molly Moffat at the PHOTO: TONI LINDO Eyreton Pony Club base at Mandeville last Sunday. precaution to avoid the forecast high winds. that ripped through North Canterbury later in the day.

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Everest expedition Helen Wilton, the base camp manager for the 1996 Mount Everest expedition when Rob Hall died along with others on Everest, will be the guest speaker at a special screening of the movie on November 5 at the Rangiora Town Hall. The film focuses on the survival attempts of two expedition groups ­ one led by Scott Fischer ­ played by Jake Gyllenhaal and the other by Rob Hall played by Jason Clarke. Helen, who is played by Emily

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Kid’s art . . . Students at Kaiapoi Borough School receive art tutelage from Kaiapoi Creative PHOTO: SUPPLIED Art expo . . . St Patrick’s Catholic School, Kaiapoi, secretary Angela Stuart checks up on Art Group members. PHOTO: DAVID HILL student artwork which is on sale in the school library.

Kids contribute to exhibition Artwork to speed up revamp Children’s artwork has been included in a Kaiapoi exhibition. Art On The Quay’s latest exhibition has the unusual title of ‘‘Klimt Decomposed’’ and is the result of local Kaiapoi artists learning new painting styles and sharing the knowledge in local schools. Members of the Kaiapoi Creative Art Group, under the tuition of local artist Christine Watton, have worked for the past six months learning about composition. Using the famous works of Austrian artist Gustav Klimt, they have produced a colourfully vibrant display of paintings. At the opening, attended by an appreciative crowd, Ms Watton spoke about the group’s artistic engagement with the community and the activities they regularly participate in, including artist’s studio

tours, art tutorials, charitable causes and town beautification projects. Leading up to this exhibition the art group spent time working with students at Kaiapoi North and Borough Schools ‘‘The group have really enjoyed working with school students, sharing the knowledge they gained over the previous six months of workshops,’’ Ms Watton says. They helped the students to create their own Klimt style patterns and these have been included in the exhibition. The students enjoyed discovering pictures hidden within their own compositions and finally embellishing their work with gold leaf, a technique evident in many of the works exhibited, Ms Watton says. The exhibition runs until October 15 at Art On The Quay, in the Kaiapoi Civic Centre.

Students at Kaiapoi’s St Patrick’s Catholic School have produced artwork to help kick start fundraising to fund an upgrade of the school’s buildings. School secretary Angela Stuart says the school needs to raise $50,000 to help bring the buildings up to modern learning environment standards. ‘‘It would probably be at least 10 years away if we were to wait for funding to become available, but if we can raise it ourselves we can get started sooner. ‘‘We’ve got to offer the same things as state schools or you don’t attract the students.’’ As a state integrated school, St Patrick’s School does not receive state funding for buildings so relies on the

Hard work pays off in stage show The ‘‘bad characters’’ included Captain Hook, Wicked Witch, the Beast After a full term’s preparation, Waikari and Giant. School entertained the public with two The main performance was well plays, which involved the whole school. supported and the Waikari Wekas did a The Weka class presented ‘‘The great job with their lines. Unusual Suspects’’ which had a cast of After intermission, the senior school, different characters from popular fairy Kea, presented ‘‘Snow White, Jet Black tales. and the Seven Misfits’’ for which the From Peter Pan to Rapunzel, pirates pupils had created life size puppets. to Robin Hood and his merry men and Made from balloons, plastic bottles Puss in Boots, the audience were and painted, they each reflected their treated to a twisted tale. characters to a tee. From the combined effort of The pupils had spent all term rehearsing and painting their props students, parents teachers and others, and scenery and much work had gone Waikari School put on a show which into costumes. had the audience involved from start to Greta Valley School travelled to the finish. Waikari Hall for a full dress rehearsal, Fairy tales . . . Weka students ready for the which gave the budding actors a taste PHOTO: AMANDA BOWES of performing in front of a crowd before stage. the curtains went up the same evening.

Catholic Church and its own community for funding. Mrs Stuart says the project was pioneered by teacher Rochelle Keats, who is ‘‘gifted with her art talents and has been giving the kids some great ideas’’. The students have produced 150 paintings, which are available for sale as framed pictures for $20 each. While parents had the first chance to buy their children’s art, Mrs Stuart is certain there will be some left over if other people were interested in buying any. Some of the best ones may also be given to the Kaiapoi RSA. ‘‘The kids have done really well. Just looking at what the kids have produced is incredible.’’

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Fun of the fair at Southbrook Local swimmers win medals All the fun of the fair is returning to Southbrook later this month. The Southbrook School is hosting its two­ yearly school fair on Sunday, October 18, from 10.30am to 2.30pm. The school’s parent teacher association (PTA) has been planning the fair for the last 12 months and hopes this year’s fair will be ‘‘bigger, better and brighter than ever’’ to attract more people and raise more money. The PTA has lined up Harley Davidson motorcycle rides, pony and cart rides, bouncy castles and a bungy trampoline, along with entertainment including country and western music and hip hop and jazz dancers. Various craft and food stalls, a silent auction, raffles, mystery bottles, a white elephant sale and a book sale, along with car boot sales will also be on offer. Funds from this year’s fair will go towards furnishings and IT for the new school building, which is due to get under

Sponge . . . A student takes delight in sponging principal Shane Fletcher at a previous school fair. way in December. Free car parking is available at the neighbouring Rangiora New Life School, but a gold coin donation to assist with fundraising efforts will be appreciated.

North Canterbury Swim Club members gained valuable experience at the South Island short­course championships and a lot of confidence after returning home with plenty of medals. A team of 17 headed south to the Moana Pool in Dunedin for the competition with Campbell Kershaw, swimming in the 17 years and over class, bringing home the trophy for the fastest swimmer overall. He broke the South Island 100m individual medley record when he took gold and the 50m freestyle South Island record for 17­year­olds in winning silver. Wai­Swim head coach, Brigitte Mahan, said a number of swimmers stepped up to the level of competition to do extremely well. She said the racing was strong and a new format adopted allowed for the fastest eight, regardless of age, to go head­to­head in the final at night ‘‘which made for great racing’’. Meanwhile Oliver Rayner and Jordan Rahurahu have taken part in the Australian State Short Course in Canberra. Both posted good times while they were away representing New Zealand at this meet and enjoyed the experience. Two other members, Angus Syme and Oliver Rayner, took part in the South Island Region New Zealand swimming camp in Dunedin. The camp, headed by Gary Hurring, allowed swimmers and coaches the opportunity to work together with different swimmers and take the opportunity to share ideas. Results from the SI short­course championships were: 12­14years:

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The Amuri district has a new ‘‘community connector’’ Kirsty Clark, who started work this week. She will be helping to address social isolation issues and help new residents and workers from outside the area to become more involved in their local community. The overall aim is to create a warm, welcoming community where people feel connected which will help employers to attract and retain staff and create a greater sense of wellbeing in the community as a whole. The role was identified by the local business community, with Enterprise North Canterbury (ENC) recruiting Kirsty, who is from Culverden, and will act as the employing agent for the duration of the contract. However, the role is funded by the Ministry of Social Development and the local business community in the Amuri district ­ the Amuri Dairying, Amuri Transport, Amuri Dairy Employers Group, Sharron and Alan Davie­Martin and North Canterbury Vets. ENC business development manager Miles Dalton says the role is an excellent example of how well business and the community can work together to come up with solutions to issues in the area and make Culverden an attractive place to live and work. Kirsty knows what it is like to be a newcomer to the area, having moved there three years ago with her family. ‘‘There are so many awesome things going on in Amuri but it’s not easy to find out about it if you’re new to the area and long term residents tend to forget that,’’ Kirsty says. ‘‘Having also worked in the dairy industry in the past, I understand the challenges of being involved in the community and working irregular hours. I am really looking forward to getting started and helping new arrivals to really get involved in the community and make the most of all the area has to offer,’’ she says. Local resident and farmer Sharron Davie­Martin hopes the role will bring

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A ‘‘we will survive’’ dance party is being planned for Friday, October 16, from 7.30pm at the Amuri Area School hall in Culverden. Vague as Brothers will perform a mix of humour and ’70s and ’80s dance music. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased from Redpost, Farmlands, Farm Source and Sharron Davie­ Martin (phone (03) 3158508 or 027­4754129). A large supper will be provided and a cash bar is available. The event is being sponsored by the North Canterbury Rural Support Trust, Fonterra, Farmlands, Rural Women NZ, Wynn Williams Lawyers, Farm Source and Vetlife. ‘‘There’s no fundraising involved. This is to support the community,’’ Mrs Davie­Martin says. ‘‘This event is for dairy farmers, sheep farmers and townspeople. It’s about bringing the community together and having some fun again

‘‘We will survive’’ . . . A dance party is being organised to bring some fun to the Amuri community, following a year of drought, a low milk price and other FILE PHOTO challenges. again after all the rough things going on of late.’’


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Focus on different forages ‘‘One forage species or cultivar does not fit all environments. This will be a good opportunity to get an understanding of some of the key attributes of the different species and cultivars that are available,’’ Dr Fraser says. Speakers include some of the top pasture agronomists covering a range of topics to help farmers develop a better understanding where the different forages fit into different farm systems. There will also be a great opportunity to ask ‘‘questions about pastures that have been concerning you for some time’’, Dr Fraser says. ‘‘Now is also the time when planning needs to be put in place to prepare for next year’s winter feed crops.’’ BLNZ has been funding work with fodder beet on sheep and beef farms over the past two years and the results from this work, including both yields and animal performance, will be presented. ‘‘The findings from this work may influence your decisions on what type of supplementary feed crop you sow for next winter.’’ The field day venue is 12km from Waiau, heading 6km up Inland Road then a further 6km along Sherwood Road. The field day will conclude with a barbecue.

Changes to mint lamb contest Sheep farmers are encouraged to enter the Canterbury Agricultural and Pastoral Show’s ‘‘new and improved’’ mint lamb competition. The nationwide competition, now in its ninth year, has been given an overhaul following feedback from entrants. The contest is open to all breeds and celebrates the quality and variety of lamb available in New Zealand with a focus on increasing consumption of the country’s largest export earners, competition convenor Greg Burgess says. Past winners of the competition have included Oxford farmer Hugh Taylor. Mr Burgess, who is also the New Zealand Sheepbreeders’ Association general manager, says that the new competition structure ensures a fair and transparent overall result. ‘‘The overall winner of the competition will now be decided on a points accumulation from the yield, tender testing and final taste testing stages of the competition, rather than relying on the taste test alone to determine the winner. ‘‘We have also included a new category for the highest yielding lamb and adjusted the schedule of classes. All of these changes better reflect the lamb industry’s requirements.’’ Lambs must be new season, born after July 1 this year. They will be judged on the hook at an Alliance plant for best overall yield.

The top four lambs in each of the three new classes (dual purpose dam and sire, dual purpose dam and terminal sire, and terminal dam and sire) will be selected as semi­finalists and sent to be tender tested at Lincoln University, before being taste tested at the Canterbury A&P Show on Wednesday, November 11, where the overall winner and highest yielding lamb will be announced. To receive an entry form or for more information on the competition, contact the show office on (03) 3432136 or email bindy@theshow.co.nz. Entries close on Wednesday, October 21.

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Integrating different forages into sheep and beef farms will be discussed at a field day at Waiau next week. A Beef and Lamb New Zealand (BLNZ) field day will consider how to best fit the range of forages into a farm system. It will be held at Wardendale farm on Sherwood Road, Waiau, on Thursday, October 15, from 1.30pm. ‘‘The greatest asset on all pastoral farms is the forages that are grown. These forages can be perennial pastures through to annual winter feed crops,’’ facilitator Dr Tom Fraser says. ‘‘Sheep and beef farmers in North Canterbury farm on a variety of different land classes, high country to flats, irrigated and dryland, high to low fertility and with many different stock classes. ‘‘Many properties have all these different combinations within the one farm. Then there are the requirements for persistence or quality, these seldom go together.’’ Dr Fraser says the field day will explore options for integrating these different requirements into a farm system, as well as the economics of developing different land classes. There will be an opportunity to view animal performance on some of these new forages that have been established on Wardendale over the past three years.

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The recipients of MainPower’s Community Fund have been announced, with $10,000 to be shared between Wellbeing North Canterbury and North Canterbury Riding for the Disabled.The initiative, in its inaugural year, was introduced to inject vital funds into local charities, cultural organisations and schools. Residents of North Canterbury and Kaikoura flocked to the MainPower website to nominate the groups they felt were the most deserving. With the top share of over 2000 total nominations, Wellbeing North Canterbury received $6,500 to contribute to services they

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Anyone waiting for bargains to come on to the market is likely to have a long wait ahead and recent GlobalDairyTrade PGG WRIGHTSON REAL ESTATE auctions are encouraging. Canterbury’s rural property market is If these recent price rises continue, undergoing a quiet spring. confidence should resume, in which case, the rural property market is likely to At a time of year when activity would usually be at its peak, in most of the South become more active again before the end of Island the reduced dairy payout has had an the year. How could it not when interest impact, with fewer farms listed for sale and rates remain so favourable? Looking at buyers are more circumspect. Fonterra’s proactive support for its Corporate owners, who have kept the members, and its recently announced Canterbury market vibrant over the past results, provides further grounds for few years, are pausing to adjust to optimism on dairying’s long­term future. diminished returns. As and when this momentum transpires, When it sat at $8.40, the Fonterra payout good farms will still attract interest and provided a compelling rationale to expand irrigated dairy properties, especially those their holdings; since it has dropped, that with scale and modern infrastructure, will case is less convincing. As has happened in continue to hold their value. Confidence the past, when returns are under stress, breeds confidence and it should not take buyers and sellers engage in a stand­off. long for positivity to re­emerge. Those who might be inclined to sell dairy Beyond the dairy sector, good red meat land are holding out for last season’s returns, low interest rates and the property values, while potential favourable kiwi dollar are aligning to purchasers are either waiting for prices to motivate buyer interest in local sheep and drop or unwilling to commit. beef farms. Some expect a rush of listings from Although owners of these properties owners under pressure and are holding have been reluctant to go to the market back awaiting bargains. This has not with farms that look well below their best eventuated so far, certainly not locally, and due to ongoing drought, as spring kicks in nor have my PGG Wrightson Real Estate that is likely to change. Any breeding and colleagues elsewhere in the country finishing farm carrying 5000 stock units or reported activity of this nature. more should find a ready buyer. Meanwhile, in the rest of the country, In fact it is becoming more evident that the situation should take a turn for the others in PGG Wrightson Real Estate’s better sooner rather than later. Banks are nationwide team report that viticulture, evidently providing financial support to horticulture, beef and arable farmers all those farmers struggling with cash flow. have reasons to be cheerful and, in This makes sense. If banks were to force localities where these land uses dominate, sales, values would drop, compromising profitability will drive vibrancy in the their equity, along with that of their clients. market for the rest of year.

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The strongest one­day cricket competition in Canterbury kicked off on Sunday with the first round of matches in the new Canterbury Cricket Association Quad series. The teams, representing Canterbury Red, Canterbury Black, Canterbury Under 20 and Canterbury Country, will be playing for a new trophy ‘‘The Country Shield’’. The Red, Black and Under 20 sides, selected by the Canterbury selectors and coached by the Canterbury coaches, include the best players playing in the Metro competitions. They will match up against the best Canterbury Country has to offer. The new competition was developed after discussions between Canterbury Cricket and Canterbury Country Cricket to Young champ . . . Angus Parish powers provide the Country and Canterbury Under away to win the Canterbury ATV Motocross 20 sides good quality early season cricket following their removal from the Metro one 250cc production class at the Canterbury championships at Amberley last weekend. day competitions. PHOTO: SHOT FROM THE HEART The new format involves a full round robin of matches followed by a final with the competition taking place on Sundays By ROBYN BRISTOW throughout October, with the first round North Canterbury rider Angus Parish is a being played on Sunday, October 4. Canterbury champ. Canterbury Black beat Canterbury Country by eight wickets on Sunday. Angus took out the Canterbury ATV Country Club Cricket Motocross 250cc Production class at the Canterbury championships held at An excellent century to player/coach Matt Laffey led Sefton to an easy victory Amberley last weekend. over Greendale in the first round of the Aged 13, Angus is in his second season racing in the 12 to 16­year­olds class, CRV Ambreed Country premier cricket competition. where he was up against a dozen others Sefton lost two early wickets but good on Sunday to take out the championship. His family is now setting its sights on partnerships with Matt Rowe and then Jamie Youngman had Sefton through to a the ATV Nationals in Taranaki. good total. Angus’s two sisters also race in the mini class (5 to 12­year­olds), which is by Greendale was down with only 17 runs on far the most popular class where up to 20 the board after 10 overs and never recovered. Jeff Jones was best of the Sefton kids will often line­up in a race at any given competition. attack with four wickets.

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Results: Canterbury Country 158 in 43 over (SL Stewart 58; M Gardner 5/34) lost to Canterbury Black 159/2 in 30.4 overs (C Huyser 78no). Sefton 247/5 off 45 overs (M Laffey 102, M Rowe 35, J Youngman 32; J Clayton 2/3) beat Greendale 90 off 37 overs (Clayton 35; J J ones 4/20, Rowe 2/26). Leeston­Southbridge 104 (M McCaughn 4/23) beat South Malvern 62 (T Field 4/10, B Donkers 4/29). Southbrook 207/8 off 45 overs (M Brine 30, S Stewart 47, Dan Vere 35; G Redpath 3/38) beat Weedons 89 off 27.2 overs (J Watson 36; D Boyle 3/8, A Andrews 3/2). Oxford 162/9 off 45 overs (L Waghorn 44; B Solanders 3/45) lost to Lincoln 166/6 (J Chapman 48no, J Schwass 37no).


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Body building confidence boost By ROBYN BRISTOW A journey of self­discovery has taken Marcie Webb from the depths of despair to a national and international body building competition. Marcie, whose weight gain led to withdrawal, loss of confidence and depression, is now preparing to represent the Hurunui district at the Auckland Nabba body building national competition and New Zealand at the 2015 Nabba international universe championships being hosted by Cebu City in the Philippines. A family photo shoot proved to be the catalyst for Marcie deciding the time had come to shed kilograms and get her life back on track. ‘‘I knew I had put on weight but I had not realised quite how much. ‘‘I began to withdraw from everyone and didn’t like to go out. I had stopped answering the door unless I had a full face of make­up and was dressed nicely. ‘‘I avoided speaking to people because I would get so nervous that my words would stumble out causing me to become even more self­conscious ­ it was a vicious cycle,’’ says Marcie. The weight gain came following the birth of her second son and when she found the only pants she could fit for her family photo sitting were her maternity pants she knew she had to do something. ‘‘After seeing the photos, I got upset, I hadn’t felt happy within myself for a long time not just with the physical aspects. I wasn’t healthy in the mind or body. Our very first family photo was a beautiful snap shot of all that I love, my husband and my boys, but it captured a me I didn’t even know I had become and that

Self­discovery . . . Body building has given Marcie Webb back her confidence and now she is competing in national and PHOTO: SUPPLIED international competitions. sparked me to make a conscious decision for change. Only I could fight for the me, only I could fight for the mum and the future role model I wanted to be for my boys. They became my main motivation for change. I want them to look back at what I achieved and be proud and inspired. Their mum got up on stage in front of hundreds of people (half naked!) and represented New Zealand,’’ says Marcie. She made a New Year’s resolution to enter a body building competition the following year and with the support of her husband the hard work began.

She had not been to the gym in four years, knew nothing about body building but found a gym, and started a programme under the watchful eye of personal trainer Craig Duthie and coach Robyn Crotty, with the aim of entering the Nabba Christchurch classic. By the time she took to the stage she had lost 14kgs, grown muscles in places she didn’t know she had muscles and had regained her self­confidence. Her goal was achieved but then she exceeded it by winning. She won the Ms Novice Shape in August, qualifying her for the Auckland nationals and the New Zealand team to travel to the Philippines. ‘‘We leave on November 13 and I am super excited to be a rural farmers wife from Culverden with two boys, who trains in her garage, representing New Zealand. It’s not something I ever thought possible three weeks ago. In fact I have to pinch myself, it was never the goal. The goal was just to gain enough confidence within myself to just get up on stage, do my poses and dance and say I did it! Bucket list ­ tick,’’ says Marcie. ‘‘I never expected to get as far as I have with this. I am not special. Anyone can do this, they just have to want it bad enough. Set a date and do it,’’ she says. Marcie is now fundraising for her trips away and is just discovering how expensive the sport is. But like her journey so far, she is determined to raise the funds needed and is already out and about hunting for sponsorship. A tan sponsor, Beauty & You in the Brackenfields shopping centre in Amberley, (03) 314 7692, Beautyandyou.co.nz, has already lent support to Marcie for her journey.

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Properties for sale throughout North Canterbury

Marlborough $5,000,000 plus GST if any For more information please contact Allan Gifford on 027 226 2379 or view online www.farmlandsrealestate.co.nz – property ID BL1164

Established Wairau Plains Vineyard Here is your opportunity to purchase a desirable established vineyard property in the heart of New Zealand’s wine capital, Marlborough. Located in the western part of the Wairau Plains, where intensive developed vineyards thrive in the free draining terraces proven to be well suited to viticulture. This vineyard is well established and planted with sought after varieties, modern clones, and low vigour root stocks well suited to premium wine production. Approximately 21 hectares planted in Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and smaller areas of other varieties, grafted onto phylloxera resistant root stocks.

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Two water supplies providing 432 cubic metres per day, for irrigation. Vineyard is drip line irrigated in 12 blocks. Character two storey, four bedroom villa built 2002, taking pride of place on an elevated site commanding 360 degree views over the vineyard and Marlborough landscape. French doors, extensive verandah’s and mature landscaping. Complementing the main dwelling and sited on a lower level is the “Summerhouse” with outdoor entertaining and a heated pool. Currently utilised as an office and previously tastings, this could be a second dwelling, cellar door, artists studio - huge potential abounds.

12m x 18m workshop includes smoko room, ablutions and office, plus a second 24m x 8m x 4.2m high stud building. Both buildings have high opening roller doors. Concrete pad with additional area of gravel yarding providing easy access for machinery and working area. Marlborough has a lot to offer from its water, wilderness and wine, the perfect place to relax and enjoy the finer things in life, or enjoy all the recreational pursuits the Marlborough Sounds, Nelson Lakes and surrounding area have to offer.

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For Sale

Deadline Sale

Kaikoura | State Highway 1

Closing 4pm, Wednesday

1,783 Hectares Rakanui And Kahutara. 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, and currenty consented for a 67-lot farmpark style subdivision. 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. A special property with potential and diversity. | Property ID BL1151

New Listing | 216 Broxton Road, Hawarden 21 Hectares Country Retreat With Views. • Contemporary styled three bedroom homestead with magnificent views • Kitchen and living areas open to a sun-drenched verandah • 21.5 hectares, fully deer fenced subdivided into 10 paddocks • Comprises easy rolling downs with some steeper sidings • Hawarden 17km, Christchurch Airport 85km • Motivated vendors require the property sold | Property ID AM1031

James Murray 027 436 8103

Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425

Deadline Sale

21 Hectares

Inspection By appointment

Contact James Murray 027 436 8103

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

Historic Cottage And Farmlet. Well presented block with excellent Templeton and Barrhill soils. Situated close to the town of Waiau, it offers lifestyle options. In two titles, the larger title has a very well maintained three bedroom cottage and a number of small sheds and a hay barn. The smaller title has a woolshed and sheep yards with two other sheds. Excellent shelter is provided by the large shelter belt which extends the length of the northwest boundary. Excellent grain and fodder crop history. The vendor is not GST registered. | Property ID RA1652

Emily Newell 027 472 0409

Barry Keys 027 434 7689

Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600

Inspection By Appointment

Contact Chris Abbott 027 435 2872

Deadline Sale

New Listing | 4 Inland Road, Waiau

Closing 1pm, Tuesday 3 November 2015

11 November 2015

Closing 4pm, Thursday 29 October 2015

Inspection By appointment

Contact Maurice Newell 027 240 1718 Emily Newell 027 472 0409

Allan Gifford 027 226 2379

Chris Abbott 027 435 2872

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For Sale

New Listing | 40 Reserve Road, Amberley 5.9 Hectares Lifestyle Plus. Four bedroom, north-facing home. Excellent shelter, in-ground, concrete swimming pool. 210m2 timber-clad home with aluminium windows, en suite, well designed kitchen, huge open plan living/dining area. Wood burner, DVS, heat transfer system, mezzanine floor (storage only) in ceiling. Sheltered deck, fenced pool and lawned area for those summer BBQs. The pool house contains a sleepout and filtration system. Two car garage with large enclosed workshop/storage. Set in sweeping lawns with established garden with mature shelter. Five paddocks. | Property ID RA1657

Deadline Sale

Price

New Listing | Glenmark Drive, Waipara

Closing 1pm, Thursday 5 November 2015 (unless sold prior)

670 Hectares

Inspection

By appointment

Contact

Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425 Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

Large Scale Farming Operation. Currently farmed as one unit, but property is available as individual units. Excellent finishing country, superb presentation. Currently cattle trading with bulls, dairy stock. Mix of contour, recent fertiliser and lime applications. 95 hectares Lucerne, 13.5 units Council water. Two tastefully renovated homesteads with supporting buildings. Purchase options available. | Property ID RA1660 Glendale, 306 hectares - offers over $3,600,000 plus GST (if any) Glenmark, 364 hectares - offers over $4,100,000 plus GST (if any).

Offers over $7,700,000 plus GST (if any)

Inspection

By appointment

Contact

Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425

Final Reminder

New Listing

118 Duffs Road Balcairn

218 Greta Road Greta Valley Price

Deadline Sale

$265,000

Closing 4pm, Friday 9 October 2015

Contact

Contact

Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

James Murray 027 436 8103 Retreat To The Country. Charming 1930s modernised, weatherboard cottage. Open-plan kitchen/ dining/family room, two double bedrooms, family bathroom and separate mudroom/laundry with shower. Large, 2,483m2 section with beautiful mature trees sheltering the outdoor barbecue area. The 12 metre long garage is ideal for stowing the cars and boats. Located close to Motunau Beach and the Hurunui River, this property would make a great ideal getaway for permanent residence. | Property ID AM1032

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

Open Home

Amberley

Price

Deadline Sale

34 Willowside Place Amberley

118 Dalbeg Road 8.3 Hectares

$525,000

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

Contact Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

Contact Maurice Newell 027 240 1718 Open Home Sunday 2.15 to 3.00pm. Attractive family home on a large, fully-fenced 1,127m 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 2

James Murray 027 436 8103

Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

Two Dwellings Plus Workshop. Three bedroom, two bathroom home, large kitchen, open-plan living, separate lounge with woodburner. Australian-style verandah on four sides and four-car garage. Extensive 200m2, fully-lined shed comprises 3-bay concreted lock-up; large workshop benches and separate, fully self-contained accommodation of two bedrooms with log burner. Fertile land is well sheltered, deer fenced with deer sheds, yards and lane. | Property ID RA1655

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 Amberley

Swannanoa

Deadline Sale

Deadline Sale

372 Two Chain Road 10 Hectares

Double Corner Road 8.2 hectares

Closing 4pm, Thursday

Closing 4pm, Wednesday 28 October 2015

15 October 2015

Contact

Contact

Emily Newell 027 472 0409

Emily Newell 027 472 0409

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

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

Aviation Opportunity. 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. Two living areas with Oregon cathedral ceilings, four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large upstairs games room and a triple internal access garage, paved barbeque area and the expansive gardens. | Property ID RA1647

Fernside

Amberley

166 Lilly Road 4 Hectares

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

Price

Price

Between $210,000 -

$599,000

$230,000

Contact

Emily Newell 027 472 0409

Contact

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

Entry Level Equestrian Lifestyle. This well sheltered property comprises a large dressage arena, 3-bay shed, cattle yards and two bedroom character home with log burner and coal range. 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 under 6km from the centre of Rangiora. | Property ID RA1653

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

Amberley

Amberley

Price

Price

By negotiation

$240,000

Contact

Contact

11 Hilton Drive 2,990m2

Courage Road 1,000m2 - 2,023m2

Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425

Exciting Commercial Land Development. Invest in this fast growing region, great access. 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. Stage One selling now. Stages 2 and 3 to follow. 14 sections in total. | Property ID RA1635

Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

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

Pegasus

Broomfield

Price

Deadline Sale

206 Mt Brown Road 14 Hectares

18 Mara-Kai Place 1,806m2

Closing 4pm, Thursday 22 October 2015

Enquiries above $1,250,000

Contact

Contact

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

Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

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

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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Welcoming John Faulkner to the Bayleys Team

For a professional approach that will maximise the value of your Real Estate assets.

Locally, Nationally and Internationally. John Faulkner Bayleys Christchurch 3 Deans Avenue, Riccarton M 021 189 3370

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Whalan and Partners Ltd, Bayleys, Licensed Under the REA Act 2008

BALCAIRN 951 Upper Sefton Road

Expressions of Interest

AMBERLEY 16 Seadown Crescent

Neg over $335,000

NEW LISTING

LOCATION PLUS! Beautifully maintained 3 bedroom family home on 697m2 section offering separate living, HRV system, conservatory, double garage, implement shed and landscaped garden. This superb property is close to all amenities.

RARE OPPORTUNITY

WOODEND 207 Gladstone Road

Uniquely versatile farm of 59.1ha (approx 146 acres).

Web ID: WRE11695 Russell Clifford 0274 343 122

$415,000 (GST inclusive)

NEW LISTING

Previously used for free range pig farming and farrowing with ten fixed shelters’, 2 hay barns, imp./ storage

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KAIAPOI 99 Williams Street PH 03 327 8131

Russell Clifford 0274 343 122

This unique 4.75 hectare (11.7 acre) property close to Pegasus, beach and Woodend offers cute 2 bedroom cottage, stables, 3 bay hay barn, county water and chicken shed. A rare opportunity to enjoy country lifestyle close to all amenities.

RANGIORA 207 High Street PH 03 313 9977

www.waimakrealestate.co.nz

Web ID: WRE11691

Russell Clifford 0274 343 122

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


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

CHECK WITH YOUR LOCAL COUNCIL FOR THE LATEST WATER AND FIRE RESTRICTIONS

Corporate Planner

Parking Officer/General Inspector The Waimakariri District Council is seeking to recruit a Parking Enforcement Officer/General Inspector. The position will be based at Rangiora, North Canterbury. The Waimakariri District offers a wide range of recreational and lifestyle opportunities and is a very desirable location, being less than 30 minutes drive from Christchurch. The primary purpose of this position is for the promotion of parking behaviour within the Waimakariri District. We are looking for a community focussed person who enjoys working with people and has the right personal skills and is committed to providing a high level of customer service. We are looking for an excellent communicator with investigatory and problem solving skills to join our supportive and dedicated team. You will need to hold a full motor vehicle licence.

The Waimakariri District Council is seeking to recruit a Corporate Planner. The position will be based at Rangiora, North Canterbury. The Waimakariri District offers a wide range of recreational and lifestyle opportunities and is a very desirable location, being less than 30 minutes’ drive from Christchurch. The primary purpose of this position is to provide project management and an organisation-wide support service in preparing corporate plans, performance reports, and bylaws, including associated consultation process implementation to ensure annual and long-term planning and reporting documents and bylaw making processes are completed in timely, statutorily compliant and engaging ways.

The position is for 40 hours per week and competitive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

We are looking for a community focussed person who has the personal skills to relate to, and work effectively with, a diverse range of people, and who has the ability to work with the community on policy development and strategic planning issues. A relevant tertiary qualification in public policy, planning, resource management or related area is essential. A competitive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

For more information please contact Waimakariri District Council’s Human Resources Team or Mr Les Pester, Environmental Services Manager on (03) 311 8900. A Job description for this position and an application form are available from our website waimakariri.govt.nz or by contacting Customer Services on (03) 311 8900.

For more information please contact Waimakariri District Council’s Human Resources or Mr Geoff Meadows, Policy Manager on (03) 311 8900. A Job description for this position and an application form are available from our website waimakariri.govt.nz or by contacting Customer Services on (03) 311 8900.

Send your curriculum vitae with a covering letter and completed job application form to: The Human Resources Administrator, Waimakariri District Council, 215 High Street, Private Bag 1005, Rangiora 7440 or email to: hr@wmk.govt.nz, or apply online at: waimakariri.govt.nz

Send your curriculum vitae with a covering letter and completed job application form to: The Human Resources Administrator, Waimakariri District Council, 215 High Street, Private Bag 1005, Rangiora 7440 or email to: hr@wmk.govt.nz, or apply online at: waimakariri.govt.nz

Applications close on Wednesday 21 October 2015

Applications close on Monday 19 October 2015

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What’s happening around your area? Let us know! Call Robyn on 03 314 8325 or email robyn.bristow@thenewsnc.co.nz

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Rangiora 1.00pm 2.00pm 2.00pm

1.45pm 2.45pm 2.45pm

1.15pm 1.30pm 2.15pm 261 Swannanoa Road Harcourts Real Estate 2.15pm 2.45pm 21 Wakeman Way (Lot 131) Harcourts Real Estate Ashley 19 Palmview Drive 55a Kensington Avenue 26 Pimlico Place

2.00pm 2.30pm Harcourts Real Estate Casebrook Harcourts Real Estate 1.15pm 2.00pm Harcourts Real Estate

Eyreton

Saturday October 10th Fernside 12.00pm

1.00pm

Kaiapoi

11.30am 12.15pm 1.00pm 3.00pm

12.00pm 12.45pm 4.00pm 3.45pm

Shirley 3.00pm

Harcourts Real Harcourts Real Harcourts Real Harcourts Real

Estate Estate Estate Estate

12.30pm 1.45pm 2.45pm

25 Green Street 19 Palmview Drive 26 Pimlico Place

Harcourts Real Estate Harcourts Real Estate Harcourts Real Estate

3.30pm

38 Sabina Street

Harcourts Real Estate

Sunday October 11th Amberley

11.00am 12.00pm 12.45pm 1.00pm

Harcourts Real Estate

36 Kahuraki Drive 3 Kuta Street 18 Eyrewell Road 2 Te Hurunui Drive

12.00pm 1.00pm 1.45pm 2.30pm

1.00pm 1.00pm 1.15pm 1.30pm

Tekoa Estate, Amberley Beach Road 172 Carters Road 5a Gilbert Street 5 Hillview Place

12.00pm

Fernside

Estate Estate Estate Estate

Rangiora

12.00pm 1.00pm 2.00pm

11.00am

51 Beachvale Drive Harcourts Real 5 Gilchrist Place Harcourts Real Site Office, Tuhoe Ave, Beach Grove Harcourts Real 21 Wakeman Way (Lot 131) Harcourts Real

Pegasus

11.30am 12.30pm 1.15pm 2.00pm

261 Swannanoa Road

2.00pm 2.00pm 3.00pm 3.00pm 3.30pm

23 Courage Road 75 Willowside Place 34 Willowside Place 138 Carters Road 9 Haydon Place 219 Marshmans Road 14 Brogar Place 142 Harrs Road

Harcourts Real Estate Farmlands Real Estate Farmlands Real Estate Harcourts Real Estate Harcourts Real Estate

2.00pm

Oxford

11.30am 1.00pm 2.00pm 2.15pm Harcourts Real Estate 2.15pm

2.30pm

372 Mandeville Road

Harcourts Real Estate

12.30pm 1.45pm 2.30pm 3.00pm 3.00pm

25 Crallans Drain Road 753 Depot Road 3 Stonebridge Lane 672 Depot Road 731 Ashley Gorge Road

Harcourts Real Estate Farmlands Real Estate Harcourts Real Estate Farmlands Real Estate Harcourts Real Estate

3 Kuta Street 55 Kawari Drive 18 Eyrewell Road 2 Te Hurunui Drive

Harcourts Real Harcourts Real Harcourts Real Harcourts Real

Pegasus

Harcourts Real Estate 12.30pm 1.00pm Harcourts Real Estate 1.15pm 2.00pm

1.00pm 1.45pm 1.45pm 2.30pm

Harcourts Real Estate Pines Beach 4.30pm 41 Batten Grove Harcourts Real Estate 4.00pm Waimak Real Estate Rangiora 12.00pm 12.30pm 25 Green Street Hanmer Springs 1.00pm 1.30pm 30a Ayers Street 2.00pm 3.00pm 24 Oregon Heights Waimak Real Estate 1.00pm 1.30pm 87b Newnham Street Kaiapoi 1.00pm 1.30pm 64 Belmont Avenue 11.30am 12.00pm 51 Beachvale Drive Harcourts Real Estate 1.00pm 1.45pm 23 Ashview Place 12.15pm 12.45pm 5 Gilchrist Place Harcourts Real Estate 1.00pm 1.45pm 19 Palmview Drive 1.00pm 1.30pm 287 Lees Road Harcourts Real Estate 1.45pm 2.15pm 11 Churchill Drive 1.00pm 2.30pm 14 Toa Street Harcourts Real Estate 2.00pm 2.45pm 26 Pimlico Place 1.00pm 4.00pm Site Office, Tuhoe Ave, Beach Grove Harcourts Real Estate 2.00pm 2.45pm 44a Kensington Avenue 2.00pm 2.30pm 12b McDougall Place Harcourts Real Estate 2.00pm 4.00pm Elm Grove Subdivision 2.15pm 3.00pm 50 Sterling Crescent Harcourts Real Estate 2.00pm 2.30pm 29 Tripoli Street 2.30pm 3.00pm 27 Fairweather Crescent Waimak Real Estate 3.00pm 4.00pm 15 Hawkins Place 2.30pm 4.00pm 9 Hancox Street Harcourts Real Estate 4.00pm 4.30pm 26 Pimlico Place 3.00pm 3.30pm 28 Robert Coup Road Harcourts Real Estate Shirley 3.00pm 3.30pm 38 Footbridge Terrace Harcourts Real Estate 3.30pm 38 Sabina Street 3.00pm 3.45pm 21 Wakeman Way (Lot 131) Harcourts Real Estate 3.00pm 3.15pm 4.00pm 53 Williams Street Harcourts Real Estate Waikuku Beach 1.30pm 2.00pm 15 Ensors Place Loburn 12.00pm 1.30pm 2.30pm

1.00pm 2.00pm 3.00pm

3.00pm 3.45pm Harcourts Real Estate Mandeville Harcourts Real Estate 12.00pm 12.45pm Farmlands Real Estate Ohoka Harcourts Real Estate 1.00pm 1.30pm

261 Swannanoa Road 218 Swannanoa Road 798 Oxford Road

Woodend

12 Makerikeri Road

Harcourts Real Estate

129 McHughs Road

1.00pm Harcourts Real Estate 1.45pm

755 Main Drain Road

Harcourts Real Estate

1.45pm 2.30pm

8 Petries Road 2 Paget Drive

Estate Estate Estate Estate

Harcourts Real Estate Harcourts Real Estate Harcourts Real Estate Waimak Real Estate Waimak Real Estate Harcourts Real Estate Harcourts Real Estate Waimak Real Estate Harcourts Real Estate Harcourts Real Estate Harcourts Real Estate Waimak Real Estate Waimak Real Estate Harcourts Real Estate Harcourts Real Estate Waimak Real Estate Harcourts Real Estate Waimak Real Estate


Thursday October 8 2015

HEAVY TRAFFIC LICENCE COURSE INTEREST FREE TIME PAYMENT (conditions apply)

FROM FULL CAR (Class 1) TO FULL TRUCK (Class 2) (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

DRIVETECH LTD

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

DELIVERERS REQUIRED

IMMEDIATE START

IN KAIAPOI

• 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

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.

LABOURERS WANTED

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

To view the paper online visit

www.thenewsnc.co.nz

Public Notices

Public Notices

Public Notices

Public Notices

Public Notices

Calling All Singers and Dancers.

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR ONE TRUSTEE FROM THE WAIPARA SCHOOL CATCHMENT FOR THE KATE VALLEY LANDFILL COMMUNITY TRUST The Kate Valley Landfill Community Trust is seeking nominations for one community trustee from the Waipara School catchment for the Trust. The principal task of this charitable Trust is to distribute funds provided by Transwaste Canterbury for purposes that are beneficial to the community in the Waipara area. This includes funding community activities or facilities in any location that are capable of conferring such benefit.

North Canterbury Musical Society is announcing Auditions on Oct 16th to 18th for its 2016 production of Aida. For more info or an Audition time, visit our website www.ncms.co.nz.

PUBLIC NOTICE SALE AND SUPPLY OF ALCOHOL ACT 2012 Section 101

In the event of more than one nomination being received, a public meeting will be held in the Waipara Hall on Monday, 23 November 2015 where a vote will take place to elect one trustee who will be appointed for a term of three years. It will be a requirement of those wishing to vote at this election meeting to sign a register stating their name and address in order that eligibility to vote can be assessed. The initial trustee is not precluded from offering themselves for election.

FAIR

The Kate Valley Landfill Community Trust is made up of three Community trustees, one Amberley trustee and two Settlor’s trustees. Who Can Make A Nomination? Any person over the age of 18 whose principal place of residence is within the Waipara School catchment identified on the plan in the Trust Deeds, and whose name and address appears on the applicable current electoral roll, can nominate people from the Waipara School catchment. How Can A Nomination Be Made? Written notice in the form of a letter of nomination is required. This must: • Contain the full name and residential address of the person making the nomination, and that person’s date of birth and signature. • Contain a signed statement of willingness to serve as a trustee from the person nominated, together with his/her full name, date of birth and residential address. • Be complete in all respects and be received by The Secretary, Kate Valley Landfill Community Trust, P O Box 96, Amberley 7441 on or before the closing date of Friday, 30 October 2015. Who Can Be Nominated? Any person over the age of 18 whose principal place of residence is within the Waipara School catchment identified on the plan in the Trust Deed. More Information A copy of the Kate Valley Landfill Community Trust Deed can be requested by phoning 0800 TRANSWASTE (872 679). The Deed sets out the purposes of the Trust and the way in which it operates. 1657301

Public Notices

(on wet or fine).

26 Marshall Street, Rangiora, Sunday 18th October 10.30am to 2.30pm Gold coin donation please.

CALLING ALL STALLHOLDERS Child carboot $5 Adult carboot $15 Stalls $25 / Business $40. White Elephant donations accepted 11am to 1pm on Saturday 17th October at Southbrook School. Enquiries to Maria 03 313 2232 or 022 094 2620

WEDNESDAY 28 OCTOBER 2015 HERITAGE HOTEL, HANMER SPRINGS 10.30am – 11.30am, morning tea from 10.00am

Amberley District Residents' Association Inc Annual General Meeting

For more information contact: Sarah O’Connell or Mike Williams, B+LNZ NSI Farmer Council Chairman, email mswilliams@xtra.co.nz or phone 03 304 8610

Tuesday, 20th October, 2015. Everyone most welcome, living in Amberley makes you an automatic member of ADRA Inc. Anglican Church Hall at 8.00 pm. Guest Speaker: To be Confirmed. Refreshments will be served after the AGM. Enquiries to the Secretary Yo Turnbull 1656387 03 314 5875.

0800 BEEFLAMB (0800 233 352) WWW.BEEFLAMBNZ.COM

Pets

Pets

Pets

CAT DOOR SPECIAL FITTED ONLY $89 includes GST Until 20th October

CALL NOW!

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

Glass

Factory Showroom 202A King Street, Rangiora

The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is that of a Club. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence is: Monday – Sunday 11.00am to 8.00pm and not exceeding 40 hours in any week. The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Hurunui District Licensing Committee at 66 Carters Road, Amberley.

CLAIRVOYANT medium, clear accurate readings with Holly. Phone 03 314 9073. 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. RANGIORA Revival Centre Church, holds Church Services each Sat­ urday afternoon in Rangi­ ora, 1.30pm, War Memorial Hall, cnr High and Albert Street. Worship, Communion and Teaching on the Prophetic word with Ministry. Afternoon tea to follow. All welcome. Phone 03 313 3537.

Pets

conditions apply

North North Canterbury Canterbury

ph: 03 313 5335 fax 03 313 5765 www.northcanterburyglass.co.nz

The applicant seeks to vary the conditions of the Club Licence and the following will apply: change in hours. All other conditions remain unchanged.

No objection to the renewal of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 131 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. This is the only publication of this notice.

Who do you want representing you? Hear what’s been happening in your region and vote for your Farmer Council representatives. Nominations are now open and will close on Friday 23 October. Contact sarah.oconnell@beeflambnz.com for a nomination form or phone 027 496 8496 Following the meeting will be a short lunch before travelling to the Sheep Profit Partnership Field Day at the Waiau Hall starting at 1.00pm.

Waikari Outdoor Bowling Club has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Amberley for the renewal and variation of the Club Licence in respect of the premises situated at 3 Cambridge Street, Waikari, Hurunui district known as Waikari Outdoor Bowling Club.

Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the grant of the application may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the Hurunui District Licensing Committee, PO Box 13, Amberley.

Northern South Island Farmer Council Annual Meeting

Free Breastfeeding Support

Rangiora Plunket Rooms Albert Street Tuesday 13th October 10am Meet other breastfeeding mothers Ph Jan 03 980 4707

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PLANT Sale, Ohoka School, 18 October 2015. Ohoka School’s famous biennial plant sale is being held on Sunday, 18 October 2015 from 10am ­ 1pm at Ohoka Primary School, Jacksons Road. Fantastic range of over 15,000 plants from just $2 each. Eftpos and cash sales. Fundraiser for Ohoka Primary School.


The News

Very ry y competitive rates We operate two vans

Decorating

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

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

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

Glenmark Cheviot Combined Rugby Clubs

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We are looking for expressions of interest for Coaches and Managers for the 2016 rugby season for the following teams. • Div 1 in the combined Country, Mid Canterbury competition and the North Canterbury competition. • Colts in the Metro Premier Colts competition. • Div 2 in the North Canterbury Senior Reserve competition. Contact M Loughnan. 03 319 8303 or 027 286 4072 me.loughnan@scorch.co.nz

DELIVERERS REQUIRED

IMMEDIATE START

IN KAIAPOI

• 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

NORTH Canterbury Painters. Reg Tradesman. Interior, exterior painting. Free quotes. Covering North Canterbury, Oxford, Kaiapoi, Rangiora, Amber­ ley. Phone Robin Driver 03 327 7899 or 027 432 3520. TWEED Decorating for your painting and wallpapering needs, interior or exterior. Based in Hawarden covering the Hurunui area. Call Phil on 027 558 9333 or 03 314 4110. ALL your decorating requirements, private and commercial, competitive rates. Free quotes. 25 years + experience. Phone Steve 03 312 5515, 027 576 0585. AVAILABLE now quali­ fied tradesmen. Roofs, exterior and interior, com­ mercial painting. In North Canterbury for 20 years. Quality workmanship. No job too big or too small. Phone Mike Watts for a free quote 027 931 1876 or 03 327 5388. PAINTER. Top quality work. No job too big or small. We stand by Canter­ bury. Call Wayne 027 274 3541.

Pride & Quality Painting & Decorating Services

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

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.

Garage Sales HUGE GARAGE Sale. Furniture, kitchenware, sideboards, couchs, garden plants & ornaments, tables & chairs, pool, horse gear. Sat 10th October, 10am start at 4 Smarts Drive, Leithfield Beach. Ph to view earlier 021 185 4404.

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

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

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

Fencing

NORTHEND FENCING LTD is in your area. For all fencing requirements eg; dairy conversions, vineyards, deer fencing, blocks, post and Automotive Chimney Cleaning lifestyle rail, quality workmanship guaranteed, competitive & Prestige Chimney CASH 4 CARS ABEL Cleaning. Nth Cant. Owned rates. Phone Mike 027 313 and operated. Professional 1872. and 4WD'S guaranteed service. All firebox repairs. Ph Ken & Phone SUMMERFIELD Fencing Trish 312 5764. Ltd in your area now. Automotive Lifestyle or farm, sheep, Parts horse, all types of Concrete Services cattle, Fences, yards, 03 313 7216 AFFORDABLE concrete animals. sheds, arenas, shelters, cutting with quality and runs. 27 years contract DISMANTLING and removal work. Free quotes. fencing. John is available to buying all models of No job too small. Ph 027 help with your design and Falcons now. Please phone 442 2219, Fax 03 359 6052 planning. Ph Carol or John 03 3125 064 . or A/H 03 359 4605. on 03 312 4747.

• Please include your address, suburb and contact details

LIFESTYLE PROPERTIES

FOR ALL YOUR LAWNMOWING & GARDEN WORK

027 315 6916

Health & Beauty HOMEOPATHY. Are you struggling with your health? Maybe a homeopathic remedy could help? First consultation free. Ph Jennifer Mackinder (Dip.Hom) 03 314 8046.

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

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

Accountant 1391722

Pets4U Grooming Experienced Certificated Groomer

Just Opened at 46 Edward St, Rangiora Please Ph 313 4793 3 or text 0272 246 54 45 PAINTING

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

TILING J.A.S Tiling Services Ltd. Professional, prompt, friendly service. For all your tiling needs, kitchens, bathrooms, splashbacks, hearths, entranceways. Ceramic tiles, porcelain tiles, stone veneer, slate. Please phone Andy or Jo 027 322 7191, 03 310 7640 or email andy@jas­tiling.nz.

DRESSMAKING. Alter­ ations, and dressmaking from $10. Hems to wed­ ding dresses. Free quotes. Ph Bianca 027 345 8900 or 03 313 8528.

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

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

Matt Smith

Interior Plasterer Plasterer, renovations and repairs, new houses, paint finish, coving. Free quotes. Superior workmanship. Ph 027 436 1112

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.

Property Wanted 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.

Mainland Conveyor Services MCS

Situations Wanted

CARER, Companion available for the Elderly. Mature caring Lady. Days and hours negotiable. FARMS & Lifestyle Sleepovers by arrangement. Blocks. Do you require Phone 03 310 7381. help? Not enough time to get all those jobs done? To Let Fencing repairs / Building maintenance / Stock water TWO BEDROOM house & Irrigation. General farm in Waikari, rural outlook, & stock work. Or perhaps close to amenities. Pets by need to get away and negotiation only. Not suit­ require an experienced per­ able for young children. son to manage your prop­ Suit semi­retired or profes­ erty. I take pride in being sional couple. Phone or txt prompt and reliable. Refer­ 027 787 9648. ences available. Phone Ken 021 307 019.

PLUMBING Craftsman Plumber. For prompt ser­ vice Telephone Michael 022 321 2468 or 03 313 2468.

Agricultural Services

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

Tree Services

BRIAN’S Tree Services. Tree felling, topping, shaping, firewood cut, rub­ bish removed, stump grind­ ing, branch chipping. ROOF Painter. Affordable Affordable rates. Phone 03 roof painter available. Ph 327 5505 or 021 124 4894. Troy 022 084 2706 or visit www.affordableroofpainting.co.nz. NORTH Canterbury Tree Care. Specialising in big SHEARER Mobile Sheep trees in small spaces, long Shearer available for Life­ term tree plans, advisory style Blocks. Over 30 years service, fully insured. Free experience. Phone Stuart quotes, prompt service. 027 315 6916. Phone Mike Gilbert 0800 873 336. SHEARER Sheep Shearer available, fully mobile STUMP REMOVAL Ser­ setup for lifestylers. Also vicing North Canterbury available for one stand for prompt professional ser­ work. Ph 021 0864 0372. vice. Phone Tim 0800 178 867. STAINWORKS and Painting. All surfaces, fence and deck coatings. Incl exterior & interior painting. No job too big or small. Phone 027 245 5149. TREE REMOVALS THINNING & PRUNING PROPERTY MAINTEN­ STUMP GRINDING ANCE. Lawns, gardens, hedges, chainsaw work, FELLING & TOPPING pruning, painting and FULLY INSURED minor home alterations. TOWN AND COUNTRY. Phone Mike 03 313 0261.

Automotive For all of your Trades and Classified CRAIGS Trees enquiries, For Vehicle (03) 327-4190 Servicing please phone Allan contact Amanda Free Quotes at 027 2299 454 The News Tyre Services Ltd Wanted 23 High Street on RESPECTFUL PERSON

WOF $35

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

QUALIFIED Carpenter, needs work for 2 to 3 months. Jack of all trades master of some. Experi­ enced in all manner of domestic work, extensions, repairs etc. Heavy Rigid truck licence. Have crew of Labourers, with other qualifications if needed. Please Telephone Steve 027 653 6007.

Trades

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Your local friendly shuttle serv rvice v

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

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TIGER SHUTTLES

For Sale FARM Killing Shed. Round concrete, medium to large size. Could be used also as Dangerous Goods shed. $1500 ono. Tele­ phone 021 626 449 or call 03 385 4966.

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Shuttle Service

Builder BUILDER / Handyman. Affordable building work by Qualified Builder. All work considered. Inside / outside jobs, decks and sheds. Free quotes. Phone Jay 027 746 7648.

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Public Notices

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Public Notices

Thursday October 8 2015

SCREEN PRINTING. For all your printing requirements. T­shirts, Hoodies, Hi­Vis vests and polos, Overalls, Caps etc. Please phone Heather 03 looking for private block to 313 0261 or email hunt occasionally. Phone / heather.norstar@gmail.com. text 027 312 0089.

03 313 2840

Rangiora 03 313 6096


Thursday October 8 2015

Butchery

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

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GOSCUT CONCRETE CUTTER LTD

• Registered Master Builder

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

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DENTURE CLINIC

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

RANGIORA DENTURE CLINIC

(will travel)

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

Registered Clinical Dental Techncian

Phone (03) 313-9192

Electrical

NEW NEW DENTURES NE DE D ENTUR NT TUR RES ES * RELINE REL ELIN LIN NE * REPAIRS REPA RE EPA PAIIR RS

NORTH CANTERBURY ELECTRICIAL LIMITED

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

PLEASE CALL 0800 277 822

Excavation

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

GARDEN MAINTENANCE

EXCAVATION LANEWAYS IRRIGATION FOUNDATIONS DRAINAGE TRENCHING CARTAGE 5.5 TON EXCAVATOR FOR HIRE ALSO AVAILABLE 3.9 TON DIGGER WITH ROCK/CONCRETE BREAKER

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

Hedge Trimming

working throughout North Canterbury

Landscape Design

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LANDSCAPE DESIGN PLANTING PLANS

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Wastewater Septic Tanks Treatment Plants Drainage Irrigation

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”

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Painters

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

Allan Pethig For all your electrical needs. Residential & Commercial Phone 03 313 7144 027 432 1534 Fax 03 313 2144 rgrantelectrical@gmail.com m PO Box 69, Rangiora

Garage Doors

Fencing

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

027 207 6128 Ph 03 310 6577

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

Landscaping

• Cookers • Fireplaces • Radiators • Central Heating g Installation North Canterbury

Massage Therapy

Sports, Injuries, Trigger Point, Relaxation, Deep Tissue

Phone 027 6266 6566

www.directdesignlanddscapes.co.nz

Landscape Architect available for Professional Garden Design

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

Heating

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

FOR ALL YOUR FARM SHELTERBELT MAINTENANCE

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

Driveways Landscaping Retaining Walls Earthworks Foundations

CompuCare COMPUTER REPAIRS

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

We provide • Domestic and Commercial • Wiring and Maintenance • Security Systems No job to small • Fujitsu Heat Pumps • Caravan Electrical Warrants

FREE FR REE EE CONSULTATION CO ON NSU ULT LTAT TIO ION AND ION AN ND ADVICE AD A DVI VICE CE

Computer Repairs

Electrician

38a Ashley Street, Rangiora

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

Number one

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

Wilson Decorators Ltd

Free quotes

Garry W Mechen

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

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

Civil and Drainage

UT ABOVE A C THE REST

• Licensed Building Practitioner

CATTERMOLES BUTCHERY, KAIAPOI

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Concrete

www.longsilver construction.com

Bevan and Shane Frahm

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Ring Mark 027 229 7310 for a free quote

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

Oxford Butchery

HOME KILL & PROCESSING SPECIALISTS

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LOCAL BUILDERS

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Builder

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To contact us ph (03) 310 6534

www.classiccookers.co.nz


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Painters / Decorators

CALVERT PAINTING

• EXTERIOR PAINTING • WATER BLASTING • WALL PAPERING

QUALIFIED TRADESMEN NORTH CANTERBURY AND KAIKOURA

• SPRAY PAINTING • INTERIOR PLASTERING • BUILDING REPAIRS

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Picture Framing

Painting • INTERIOR PAINTING

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

PICTURE

FRAMING

&

GALLERY

“Fine Arts Guild Commended Framer”

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

PHONE 352 7594

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

OPEN: Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm

Septic Tank Cleaning

Plastic Welding

Picture Framing

Thursday October 8 2015

SEPTIC TANK CLEANING

1518916

Cleaning throughout North Canterbury

Plumbing

Phone Amberley (03) 314-9669

Tree Topping

CASH PAID FOR SCRAP

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

MAINLAND METALS LTD

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Bill’s Liquid Waste

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

FREE PICK UP AND WEIGHED ON SITE 15518909

Master Plumber of the Year 2010

Mobile 0275 379-694

Canterbury owned and operated for over 60 years

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

Locally owned and operated

• PLUMBERS • GAS FITTERS • DRAIN LAYERS • HOME HEATING • BACKFLOW PREVENTION • DESIGN BUILD SOLUTIONS • DRAIN CLEANING – CCTV

Timber Sales

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

CALL ANDREW GILES 027 407 8744

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

Quality Timb ber at discounted prices

We have a wide range of timber DECKING SPECIAL

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

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Tree Snip... Formerly trading as Ag Contracting now just Tree Snip

Water Blasting

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

Upholstery

Valuation

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

Registered valuers and property consultants – urban and rural

ENVIROTEC

Waterblasting Ltd Servicing Canterbury Commercial & Residential

1554630v2

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

CALL NOW FOR A FREE QUOTE

0800 SITECLEAN

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

1633843

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

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Cleaning Drains

1648803

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

David Manning & Associates

341e Flaxton Road, Southbrook, Rangiora

537 South Eyre Rd, RD2 Kaiapoi Also: 222 High St, Rangiora

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

david.manning@xtra.co.nz

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Thursday October 8 2015

Rangiora & Kaiapoi Toyota

$pringhas$prung 2003 Toyota Hilux S/Cab 4x4

$16,995

3.0 t/ t/diesel, good trade-in, as traded

2011 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER 2012 TOYOTA YARIS F/DECK 70 SERIES 1300cc, auto, just 52,000km and in lovely

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

condition. Great value.

2008 TOYOTA DYNA VAN

$53,995

$14,995

Now $51,995

4.0 diesel, 2-tonne capacity, 5-spd. Must see

2014 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER GXL

3.5 V6, stunning drive, test-drive today

2014 TOYOTA HIACE MINIBUS

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

$19,995

2013 TOYOTA RAV4 GLX

2.5 AWD, auto, low kms, silver

Now $35,995

$53,995

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

QUALITY USED VEHICLE SELECTION 2013 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER LTD; just 44,000km, stunning in silver with leather trim.........................$46,995 2014 HILUX SR5 D/CAB 4WD, 3.0 turbo diesel, ex-demonstrator, 7,000km ....................................... $47,995 2009 TOYOTA PRADO VX LTD Fully optioned, priced well at

$45,995

2012 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER LTD

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

Now $47,995

2009 TOYOTA HILUX SR5 AUTO

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

Now $35,995

2009-2014 TOYOTA HILUX S/CAB, E/CAB, D/CAB 2WDS. Enquire today!................................ From $18,995

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

Was $36,995

2010 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER PRADO VX, 3.0 t/diesel, 7 seats, leather.............................................. $52,995 2005 TOYOTA AVENSIS, 2.0L, auto, very well optioned, Lustre Pearl................................................... $10,995 2012 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER PRADO, 7-seater GX, 3.0 t/diesel, auto, low km .................................. $49,995 2010 TOYOTA HILUX 2WD D/C, 2.7L, 5-speed ................................................................................... $18,995

2014 TOYOTA YARIS (new shape)

2003 TOYOTA HILUX S/CAB 4x4

$19,995

$9,995

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

1651553

2.0L auto, very smart car, travelled just 47,000km

2013 TOYOTA COROLLA GX

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

$18,995

2008 TOYOTA DYNA VAN, 4.0 diesel, 5-speed, 2.0-tonne capacity..................................................... $19,995

MORE STOCK ARRIVING DAILY

Finance & Insurance Available

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

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

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