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Lives at risk in rural areas Amanda Bowes highlights a growing problem in rural areas of the Hurunui district with the RAPID system of numbering of properties. She finds confusion reigns over the system and there are fears someone could lose their life if the system is not brought up-to-date to make it easier for emergency services to identify properties. Lives and property are being put at risk because of poorly displayed or lack of RAPID numbers at rural entranceways in the Hurunui district. RAPID (Rural Address Property Identification) numbers ­ the rural equivalent of an urban street number ­ are the vital link for emergency services to reach the right destination following a call out. An ambulance crew was unable to locate a property recently because there was no rapid number displayed. Hurunui District councillor, Marie Black, was alerted to the problem when she attended a St John session in Leithfield and many of the young mothers at the course had no idea about the Rapid Number system. She then alerted the Hurunui District Council with her concerns. Hurunui Mayor Winton Dalley says it is critical people in rural areas know and understand their RAPID number. ‘‘For emergency services, it could be a matter of life or death ­ any delay in finding the property could affect the outcome.’’ Not only is it newcomers to the area who may not know of or have a rapid number clearly displayed, but some established properties also have numbers that are difficult to see because of their position, or have become overgrown. Groups of letter boxes at the beginning of a road can also be a problem, the numbers are useful for the postie, but not for emergency services so need to be on the entranceways to the properties as well. Any land that is subdivided will have its own rapid number and the seller and

RAPID response . . . Hurunui District councillor Marie Black (left) and Mayor Winton Dalley stand by a mailbox where the rural address property identification (RAPID) numbers is easy to see day or night. They are concerned for people’s lives could be lost because of non­existent or hard to see PHOTO: AMANDA BOWES. RAPID numbers. the buyer need to know what it is and make sure a number is displayed. Even if there is no dwelling on the land, if an accident happens on the

property or there is a fire, it needs to be identified. Apart from property owners, some emergency service personnel have also been known to not understand the concept of RAPID numbers. ‘‘Council wants to re­highlight the system and how it works ­ if you don’t know what your RAPID number is, ring the council. ‘‘It is up to the owner to get stick­on numbers for their gateway. They need to reflective so they can be seen in the dark,’’ says Mr Dalley. The blue road signs have the RAPID numbers from 1, to the number of the last property on that road. The Policy on issuing of rural address numbers in the Hurunui district is: ­ Rural RAPID address numbers shall be calculated by dividing the distance in metres from the start of the road by 10, odd numbers on the left, even numbers on the right. Distances are measured to the vehicle entrance to the main dwelling on the property. ­ RAPID numbers will be allocated with the lowest number located at the end of the road closest to the nearest emergency services depot. In this way, emergency services will find it less difficult to find and locate rural properties. ­ Changes to RAPID numbers are discouraged. Any changes to the numbers may compromise the integrity of the numbering system. ­ A RAPID property address does not affect the rural delivery number; the RD number is still retained for postal address purposes. The Hurunui District Council is urging all rural property owners to check their number is displayed and easily seen, or if there is no number displayed, get one for the entranceway. If the number is not known, ring the Council and find out, then acquire the physical numbers. Any queries can be directed to the Hurunui District council on 03 314 8816.

Flare-ups hard work By ROBYN BRISTOW If you have light a fire in the Waimakariri or Hurunui districts, make sure it is out. This is the call from rural fire officers who are also urging residents to check out long term forecasts before lighting up to ensure that strong winds are not forecast. Principal rural fire officer Tim Sheppard says in the past week firemen, many of them volunteers, have been run off their feet attending fires ­ ‘‘all of them flare ups’’. ‘‘We have had a week of fires and all were fires that people thought were out.’’ He said volunteers were all ‘‘feeling it’’. ‘‘They are tired so we brought in crews from Nelson to give them a break.’’ He said without outside help they could not have manned a big fire earlier this week. ‘‘We would not have been able to get crews. ‘‘They (fire fighters) are still recovering. ‘‘They also have jobs and they have already had a lot of time off work. I send out a big thank you to employers for letting these guys take time off,’’ says Mr Sheppard. He said it was madness to think about lighting up in ‘‘these nor’west conditions’’ and urged people to check out any fires they had lit previously by putting their hand in the ashes or its centre to see if it was hot. Continued Page

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By ROBYN BRISTOW Rugby legends and commentators are getting behind the endeavours of the Glenmark Rugby Club to build a new clubhouse. The club’s home was destroyed in a fire at the Omihi Domain at the end of August after due to what is believed to have been an electrical fault. A fundraising dinner is being planned at the Hornby Working Men’s Club on November 27, at 7pm to help put money in the coffers for a rebuild. Phil Gifford, Scotty Stevenson, Todd Blackadder, Grizz Wyllie, Andy Earl, Bruce Deans, Stu Loe, Andy Jefferd, and Graeme Higginson will feature at the evening where tables of 10 cost $1500. There is a big prize auction and a silent

auction planned at the event to help boost funds. To book and buy tables call Jimmy Gardiner 02102692965 or Craig Tomlinson 0274339330. Within days of the fire the club was already looking to the future in an endeavour to try to get a clubroom built in time for next season. Club president Andy Evans said at the time the offers of help and support had been amazing for the club which lost trophies, silverware, team photos and a host of rugby jerseys donated to the club through the ages by some of its 20 Canterbury representatives as well as its 10 All Blacks. While photos that had adorned the walls were destroyed, most had been digitally copied.

Restricted season could be imposed From Page 1 If fires continue a restricted fire season will have to be considered in the ‘‘next week or two’’. ‘‘I will be looking at a restricted season very shortly but that is not an excuse to rush out and light fires before it is imposed,’’ says Mr Sheppard. His warning comes as a fire near Oxford that caused the evacuation of homes last Wednesday evening, and which was caused by an old burn being fanned to life by strong nor’west winds,

flared up again at 9.30pm Sunday night, again brought to life by a nor’wester. A fire crew from Oxford attended and a crew from Cust took over at 10pm dampening down hotspots until 3 am. Mr Sheppard said the site had been inspected and one or two hotspots were found which fire personnel were keeping an eye on. An Environment Canterbury crew monitored the situation on Monday evening to deal with any flare ups in the strong nor’west winds. Hurunui principal rural fire officer

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Allan Grigg said last week was huge for fighters attending fires that were all ‘‘wind driven events’’. He had not considered a fire restriction in the district saying it was perfectly safe to light a fire ‘‘day­to­ day’’ but warned anyone lighting a fire needed to be alert and check out the long term forecast before putting a match to fires. Fires needed to be monitored until they were completely burnt out with no hot spots left which could be fanned to life in strong wind.

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And the winners are The winner of the two tickets for entry into the Christmas Country Fe ˆ te near Culverden on October 29 is Edeva Trimmer from Rangiora. The winner of the book New Zealand’s Working Dogs by Andrew Fladeboe, which features working dogs in the North Canterbury area is Janine Larter. Joy van Lier from Amberley takes home the tickets for Fashion In The Shed, a fashion show on October 16 in the Tin Shed, hosted by Amberley School PTA and showcasing Sally Mac’s clothing. Sally Mac is MC for the eveing which will have models strutting the catwalk, showing off her spring clothing collection. Correction The News apologies for an error in its story on the ‘‘stylised’’ grape vine that will grace the intersection of State Highway 7 and State Highway 1 at Waipara. The story referred to it being one of the biggest attractions since Canterbury House, now known as Waipara Springs. The former Canterbury House is in fact the home of Waipara Hills. The error is regretted. Sponsors The support of the following people helped make the ‘‘Mucking­in’’ in Rotherham last weekend a huge success (page 3): Lott Contractors Ltd, Tom Baker Contractors, BG Beaven Builders Ltd, Topp Contractors Ltd, Loch Leven Nursery D & M Dryden, Bills Liquid Waste, Goldpine Amberley, North Canterbury Tyres, Trevor Devine Contracting, Amuri Transport, Farmlands Culverden, PGG Wrightson, Culverden, Dwyer Lewis Contracting, A & G Beaven, S & D Macfarlane, Ross Beaven, B & M Tamatea, D & N Anderson, Rotherham Hotel, Cathy Nathan, K, S & J Charlwood, T & J LePine, The News, Kay Burbury and her team of caterers.

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Teens take centre stage Local teens are lining up to take ‘‘Centre Stage’’ next week. Celebrity cook Jax Hamilton has been confirmed as the host for the Waimakariri district’s teen talent competition, Centre Stage 2, which is being held on Friday, October 23, at the Rangiora Town Hall. Waimakariri District Council youth development co­ordinator Tina Curry says 15 acts have entered so far, including dance groups, solo singers and musicians, but any young people involved in the performing arts can enter, including comedy and magic, are encouraged to enter. ‘‘If you have what it takes to be a star, the spot light is on you to win first prize $1,000, second prize $500 and third prize $250. Last year’s event was fantastic we were blown away by the talented singers

and dancers that competed on the night. The competition was won by a fantastic dancer Natasha Boon.’’ Last year’s top three will be returning to perform on the night. ‘‘So if you performed last year and did not make the first three this is your chance to come back and show what you’ve got and also if you have talent and did not take part last year make sure you all go on Facebook.’’ WaiYouth’s Centre Stage 2 will be held at the Rangiora Town Hall on Friday, October 23, from 7pm, with doors opening at 6pm. Go to WaiYouth’s Facebook page or contact Tina on 021­681275 for information. Auditions close Monday, October 19. Tickets are $5 plus a booking fee from the Rangiora Town Hall or www.townhallcinemas.co.nz.

New Zealand flag supporter . . . Denis Hampton on the Kaiapoi River bridge in Williams PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP Street.

Flag support aired By SHELLEY TOPP Christchurch pensioner, Denis Hampton is used to getting tooted and waved at. He is happy for the response, because it’s in support of the New Zealand flag, which he believes should not be changed. For almost a year now Mr Hampton, aged 74, has been a regular visitor to Kaiapoi and Rangiora to promote the flag. He has also been spending several hours each week in Christchurch standing alongside busy roads waving a small New Zealand flag to passing motorists and pedestrians. He is becoming a familiar face, and some of his supporters have set up a Facebook page for the Christchurch flagman. Mr Hampton is a retired New Zealand Air Force radio electronics technician, a member of the Returned Services Association (RSA), and a big fan of the New Zealand flag. He doesn’t like the new designs, and says New Zealand’s original flag should have been included with the five new alternative choices people are being asked to vote on in two postal referendums being held under the Flag Consideration Project. The first referendum will be held from November 20 to December 11 this year, when people will be asked to rank the five new flag options in order of preference. The second referendum, from March 3 to March 24, next year, will ask people to choose between the New Zealand flag and the preferred new design selected from the earlier referendum. The results of both referendums are binding. Mr Hampton says the support he has been getting for the original flag shows many people do not want a new one.

‘‘I’ve had a very very good response, especially from young people,’’ he says. ‘‘This flag is part of our history. There is a very nice poem (Why Change the New Zealand Flag? by Hugh Wyles) written about it.’’ ‘‘Our Flag is representative of history and place. ‘‘Four stars show our position underneath the Southern Cross. ‘‘The Union Jack recalls the early settlers’ British race.’’ Although Mr Hampton acknowledges the New Zealand flag is similar to Australia’s, he does not see that as a problem. ‘‘In a way that is appropriate, because our cultures are similar,’’ he says. Mr Hampton says the RSA strongly supports retaining the existing flag and has asked New Zealanders to show their support for it. Last week, on learning that the Government planned to change legislation to allow a fifth flag design option (the Red Peak), RSA president Barry Clark sent Prime Minister John Key a letter on behalf of the association asking for the existing flag to also be included. Mr Clarke said the RSA had maintained that if a referendum was held on a flag change, the first vote should be either yes or no to the existing flag. ‘‘Allowing the New Zealand public to make their choice from all the options available in November would be the simplest and most sensible solution to what has become an increasingly complicated and controversial process. ‘‘Not only would this approach streamline and speed up that process, it would also eliminate the need for a costly second referendum,’’ Mr Clark said in his letter to Mr Key.

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The Rangiora and Kaiapoi RSAs joined forces on Monday to remember New Zealand’s ‘‘darkest day’’. A small gathering turned out at the Rangiora Cenotaph to remember the Battle of Passchendaele in Flanders, Belgium, which took place on October 12, 1917, where nearly 850 New Zealand soldiers lost their lives in a single day. The gathering was addressed by Salvation Army band master Bill Peck, Waimakariri Mayor David Ayers and MP Matt Doocey, while Rangiora RSA president Ian Thompson read the ‘‘Soldiers Ode’’ and Mr Peak played ‘‘The Last Post’’ and ‘‘Reveille’’. Kaiapoi RSA president Neill Price was also in attendance. Mr Ayers said the Battle of Passchendaele was one part of an Allies campaign which lasted from June 1917 to February 1918 ­ ‘‘and what did they achieve?’’. Just 8km of territory was gained and the New Zealand Division lost more than 5000 soldiers and suffered around 18,000 casualties in all. ‘‘Today is a day of reflection as we look back on the disasters of the past and how we deal with conflict today. ‘‘We remember the soldiers who died at Passchendaele and the associated campaigns and look to learn the lessons of the past.’’ He said the terrain in Flanders is similar to Canterbury with ‘‘gentle slopes’’, but ‘‘a lot wetter’’. It was decided that British and Australian troops would attack the German lines on October 9, 1917, to create an opening for the New Zealanders to take Passchendaele on October 12. However, in rapidly deteriorating and muddy conditions, the British and Australian troops were unable to make much headway.

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We will remember them . . . Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey addresses the crowd at a Passchendaele Remembrance Day gathering at the Rangiora Cenotaph on Monday, with PHOTO: DAVID HILL the New Zealand and Belgium flags flying in the background. With their allies bogged down in mud, the New Zealanders were exposed to heavy German machine gun fire and were soon pinned down in shell craters in front of barbed wire. Orders came for another push at 3pm, but the British high command saw sense and the orders were cancelled, allowing the New Zealanders to eventually fall back to positions close to their start line. Mr Doocey said October 12 was an important day in our nation’s history. Around 10 percent of New Zealand’s population served in World War 1 and

nearly every family was ‘‘touched by tragedy’’. Mr Thompson says the Rangiora RSA is on track with its fundraising for a contingent of 65 to attend centenary events at Passchendaele in October 2017. The contingent will include an as yet unnamed Rangiora High School student, who have the airfares and accommodation paid for by the Rangiora RSA and RSA Club and a contribution from Rangiora High School.

Last chance to jam at Kaikoura The tenth and last Kaikoura Country Jamboree will be held at Kaikoura at Labour Weekend. Organiser Annette Mehrtens says there will be blasts from the past and lots of new attractions at the jamboree on October 24 and 25. But sadly, 10 years on, it has been decided to call time on the jamboree which attracted local artists and others from as far afield as Cromwell. ‘‘People have really loved their trips to Kaikoura and the entertainment, but it is a lot of work and we are all getting older,’’ says Annette. Those taking part in the first jamboree in 2005 went by train to Kaikoura, but three years later changed to a bus. ‘‘These trips have always been really enjoyable and people love the scenery of Kaikoura,’’ says Annette who is well known to country musos for her Heart of Country Show on Plains FM 96.9 on

Thursdays. The first jamboree of popular country music saw participants climb aboard a bus at Christchurch, Rangiora and Kaiapoi

❛People have really loved their trips to Kaikoura and the entertainment, but it is a lot of work and we are all getting older.❜ — Annette Mehrtens This year on Saturday, October 24, a Jamboree Concert will be held in the Kaikoura Memorial Hall on the waterfront, from 7pm until midnight. ‘‘We enjoy a great band and entertainers and supper is included. Tickets for the

concert are available in Kaikoura at Gecko Gearz or pay at the door on the night,’’ says Annette. Artists will include Reg McTaggart, Maureen Thompson, Nigel Findlay, Bruce and Lanae Hill, and local talent, 17­year­ old Cameron Walsh from Woodend who excels as Johnny Cash. Tony Gregory­Hunt from Christchurch who won the crowd over last year as Roy Orbison will also entertain again. On Sunday, October 25 participants will gather at the New Commercial Hotel Beer Garden for a jam session with artists and walk up artists. Everyone is welcome at the jam where a barbecue lunch will be available. Annette says anyone is welcome to join them and travel to Kaikoura. For details and to book a seat on the bus and concert tickets contact her on (03) 3124061 or tune into Plains FM or go to www.plainsfm.org.nz.

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Actions speak louder Loss of Tuhoe sad than a lot of words It’s fair to say there are a lot of words said in politics over a year but it’s the actions that count. With that in mind, it was a good exercise to reflect on the end of my first year as the Member of Parliament for Waimakariri. It’s been a huge learning curve and it’s been great to tackle the issues that have arisen in the electorate. Facilitating solutions and being a part of the positive changes in our growing community has been a strong focus of my work. One of the highlights was being successful in helping a local family get rehoused from a caravan to their own home. In my Maiden speech, I identified values that we as New Zealanders cherish and uphold, and which I committed myself to striving to protect. Strong families and caring communities were on that list. Another major highlight was being successful in advocating for my electorate to ensure out­of­zone school buses continued for the year for affected

The loss of the Tuhoe has been a sad time not only for Kaiapoi and those who regularly watched it from the riverbanks but also for the whole district. I have had comments from people from well beyond Kaiapoi how terrible the event has been. Perhaps the first thing that needs to be said, however, is to thank, and acknowledge the pain of, all those who have directly worked on the boat ­ those who have maintained her, crewed her, financially supported her, worked on the Trust that owned her, spoke about her at countless community meetings and wrote about her history. Standing on the bridge and photographing downstream when the Tuhoe was at her berth was something that probably thousands of us have done. I have on my wall a calendar featuring historic photos and the one showing for this month has the SS Kairaki in the Kaiapoi River shortly before World War I. The Kairaki was lost off Greymouth

students at Rangiora High School. Parents came to me with concerns as to how their children would get to school. Working together with stakeholders to keep our communities safe has been a key feature over the past year. Working with a local residents’ group so that they could get better internet connectivity from their provider has been another highlight. Many of those residents are running small businesses from their homes and poor internet speeds were affecting their businesses. I arranged for their service provider to come out to hear their issues and the result was a multi­million dollar upgrade. This year has seen some great progress on a national level as well, as we’ve expanded free doctors’ visits and prescriptions to children under 13, delivered a $25 a week increase in benefit rates for families with children and supported first­time home­owners into their own home through the KiwiSaver Homestart initiative.

Dear Editor, A big thank you to the person who picked up my lost coin and key purse and handed it into the Kaiapoi Library. As the librarian said, ‘there’s some very good people out there.’ I couldn’t agree more. Yours, Brian Turner, Waikuku

in 1914 with the loss of her crew of 17. As we all know, everyone survived the Tuhoe’s demise and that is at least something to be thankful for. I think we all feel for those who had to make the fateful decision to demolish her as a wreck. Those who had to do so have been intimately connected with her for many years and it would have been heart­breaking for them. The ship had become immovable and broken, and any attempt to move either back into the water or further up the beach, I am told, would have likely pulled her apart. As a Council we stand behind the MV Tuhoe Kaiapoi Rivertown Trust in their decisions and will work with them to memorialise the Tuhoe. A vehicle for that could be the Kaiapoi Riverbanks Steering Group which has for some time been working on post­earthquake matters and which includes the entire Kaiapoi Community Board along with others. For more on her, see http:/ /www.mvtuhoekaiapoi.co.nz/

Wildboy by Brando Yelavich Fast going off the rails and hanging out with the wrong crowd, Brando Yelavich, a plucky 20­year­old from Auckland’s North Shore, decided he needed to change his life. He needed a mission. He was going to walk around New Zealand. Wildboy is a ripping adventure story with an inspiring life change at its heart. The Good Doctor by Lance O’Sullivan Lance O’Sullivan is a man on a mission. Raised in Auckland by a solo mother, he had a modest upbringing typical of the time, if one chequered with difficulties. After being expelled from two schools, Lance could have gone off the rails. Instead, he found his way at Hato Petera College, connecting with his Maori ancestry, and going on to study medicine. The Good Doctor charts his inspirational, one­of­a­kind life story, while relaying an overarching hope for a better New Zealand. Judy: A Dog in a Million by Damien Lewis Judy’s uncanny ability to sense danger, matched with her quick­thinking and impossible daring, saved countless lives. Judy’s unique combination of courage, kindness and fun repaid that honour a thousand times over and her incredible story is one of the most heartwarming and inspiring tales you will ever read. These titles are available in both Waimakariri and Hurunui libraries. Find out more about recent additions to the library collection by going to the library catalogue at waimakariri.kotui.org.nz or hurunui.kotui.org.nz or contact your local library.


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On the move . . . Three and half years on Graeme Smith’s Pharmacy is moving to a PHOTO: AMANDA KEYS permanent home.

New home, new brand By ROBYN BRISTOW



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For three years Pharmacist Graeme Smith has worked in Christchurch three days a week in a bid to keep his staff in work and his pharmacy operating in Rangiora. The Pharmacy’s world was turned upside down when the building it was housed in was ‘‘red stickered’’ in February 2012 following the December 23, 2011 earthquake. It struggled on with a temporary dispensary for three months until the building was demolished and then moved to temporary premises on the lawn in front of the Waimakariri District Council ­ a home it has occupied since. But that is all about to change as the pharmacy, which was a Unichem Pharmacy, gears up under a new brand and new products to move into a new home. On Friday, October 23, it will become Life Pharmacy, Rangiora and will take up residence in the just completed Lambert building. It will become the first in North Canterbury with the franchise to stock the Este e Lauder Clinique and the La ˆ ncome product range. ‘‘We are going right back to where we

were which is nice because there has been a pharmacy operating on that site since the 1870s. ‘‘I was really keen to continue that history. ‘‘We are very excited and very pleased the Lambert Trust has been able to negotiate with their insurers to build a bigger and better building,’’ says Mr Smith as the pharmacy prepares to cross the road into a 330 square metre home. ‘‘So it’s big.’’ With the move now confirmed Mr Smith says the past three and a half years have been difficult as the time frames kept being put out ‘‘further and further.’’ ‘‘At one stage we were to be in there in early March. ‘‘Then the time was knocked back and knocked back and as recently as last week we were supposed to move in on October 19 and now it is October 23. Mr Smith says he is pleased to give up his three day a week commute into the city to the Canterbury Community Pharmacy group in Bealey where he is general manager. ‘‘It was either drive to the city or lose a pharmacist. I didn’t want to do that. ‘‘We are all excited to be bringing something new to Rangiora,’’ he says.

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Kaiapoi North School students have been in training to climb three Canterbury peaks this term. Principal Jason Miles says 60 year 5 to 8 students are in training for the second annual ‘‘Three Peaks Challenge’’, which begins with the Banks Peninsula heads today (October 15). The students will return to Banks Peninsula the following Thursday to climb Mt Herbert, before tackling Mt Isobel at Hanmer Springs on Wednesday, November 11. The initiative is being led by deputy principal Jack Oldridge. Last year 29 students climbed Mt Thomas in the Waimakariri district and Mt Fyffe in the Kaikoura district, before tackling Mt Isobel. ‘‘We did it for the first time last year and it was pretty successful, so the students got

the option to join in again,’’ Mr Miles says. ‘‘Once again we are finishing up in the hot pools as a reward so the students can look up at Mt Isobel and see what they have achieved.’’ To ensure their fitness levels are sufficient to meet the challenge, the students have had to keep to a rigorous training schedule and have completed beep tests, just like the All Blacks, Mr Miles says. The initiative has been well supported by parents, with some ‘‘equally keen parents’’ set to join the climbs. Each trip is on a school day, with the students leaving Kaiapoi at 7am and returning at 5.30pm. Students who complete the ‘‘Three Peaks Challenge’’ will receive an achievement badge to recognise their efforts.

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Len Woods lucky to survive during WW2 Sunk, shot down and detained during WW2, Len Woods survived it all. He tells many extraordinary tales of his time fighting in Europe to The News journalist Amanda Bowes. Sitting in the spring sunshine at Waikari Hospital, Len Woods reflects on a life, which during war time, he was lucky to survive. The 94­year­old, who was born in England, began his working life as chef, on ships owned by the New Zealand Shipping Company ­ former passenger ships which had been turned into troop carriers. In 1940, on his third trip, when the boat was off the coast of Scotland, it was torpedoed by the Germans and rapidly sank. Part of a convoy, the boat was only doing four knots but couldn’t turn in time and was hit. Another boat was also struck, but kept afloat for a while by lengths of timber on its deck. Being a calm summer night, there was still light and Len, in his blue and white check chef’s uniform, helped row one of the lifeboats to shore. No­one had time to collect anything so all personal belongings went to the ocean floor, including a brand new suit Len had had tailor made. After been taken to Aberdeen, Len got on a train to London and returned home. The next ship he was meant to work on, The Rangitane, was shelled and also sunk. He was paid three months wages for redundancy and as he had friends who had joined the Air Force, Len decided to join them. He wanted to train as a wireless operator and air gunner, but was too tall to squeeze into that part of the plane so trained as a flight mechanic instead. After eight months in Morcombe, he topped the exams and was sent to the far North of Scotland to do a fitters course.

While there, he tripped and was run over by a slow rolling plane which resulted in a badly broken leg and six months in hospital. After it had healed, Len went on leave back to the South End, then back to Scotland as a fitter before returning to camp in the middle of England. The planes he worked on were four engine bombers which carried a pilot and a flight engineer. They originally carried two pilots, but it was considered a waste if both were lost in action. Eventually, Len was sent to Squadron 106 which had been broken up to form the Dambusters. On their ninth bombing raid, while over Germany, Len’s plane was shot down by a night fighter which just ‘‘crept up on them.’’ The plane went up in flames and Len along with the crew bailed out at 19,000 feet. Of the seven crew, only three made it out it alive. Len landed near a forest and used his parachute for protection until darkness fell, as it was too dangerous to venture far during the day. He found a farm where he crept into a haystack until dawn before approaching the farmhouse, where he was offered breakfast. When German soldiers were seen approaching he was hidden in a room, but then the Hitler Youth turned up and he was unable to escape. He was taken to an interrogation centre in Nuremberg, where along with others, he was put on a train to Frankfurt and then on to a Prisoner of War camp, Stalig B4, the biggest in Germany. ‘‘We were treated reasonably well, we got given what ever they had (the

Len Woods. Photo: Amanda Bowes Germans), which wasn’t very much. The Red Cross would send food parcels,’’ says Len. He was incarcerated from 1943 to 1945 when the Russians took over. On returning to England, where he left the Air Force in 1945, he went back to his original trade, French Polishing, which he enjoyed.

In 1950 he married and later, with a one­year­old, the family shifted to New Zealand. Len continued with his polishing work and his wife became a well known actor, taking on the lead role in the New Zealand soap, Close to Home. Len is now taking life easy as a resident in Waikari Hospital.

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MainPower sponsorship kick starts competition By ROBYN BRISTOW Several teams of North Canterbury students will have a chance to build, design and race an electric vehicle next month thanks to sponsorship by local lines company MainPower NZ. Rangiora High School, Rangiora New Life School, Kaiapoi High School and Kaikoura High School will be taking part in the EVolocity Electric Vehicle competition. Seven teams from four regional schools will be take part in the competition which culminates in New Zealand’s only electric motorsport racing event at Mike Pero Motorsport Park on Saturday, November 28. The EVolocity Challenge will see 38 teams of young people race their own Busking on . . . Rangiora’s Claire Buckley will be taking part in the 24­hour Busk­a­Thon designed and built electric vehicles to PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP. compete for the EVolocity title. fundraiser in Christchurch this weekend. Each North Canterbury team will be provided with an electric componentry kit ­ motor, charger, controller, batteries and cables ­ thanks to MainPower’s sponsorship, so they can get down to work to build their vehicle outside the Christchurch Casino on to compete in the end of year By SHELLEY TOPP Saturday from 12.30pm. competition. Two Rangiora buskers, Phil Minton Other venues include, Merivale Mall, Teams will also receive mentoring and Claire Buckley, have been invited Re­Start Mall, South City Mall, and ongoing support from EVolocity to perform at the 24­hour Busk­a­Thon Christchurch Airport, Ballantynes, the organisers. fundraiser in Christchurch this Colombo, and the Botanic Gardens. During a recent visit to Rangiora weekend. All funds raised during the event will High School, MainPower’s generation The Busk­a­Thon will be held at go to Home and Family, which was manager Andrew Hurley is encouraged by the enthusiasm of the team. many venues around the city, earlier known as the Society for beginning at 10am on Saturday at Protection of Women and Children. ‘‘They’re a switched on bunch, with a Bunnings Warehouse, at the Tower Home and Family provide parenting lot of electrical knowledge between Junction Mega Centre on Blenheim and counselling services in them. It’s amazing what they’ve been Road, and finishes at the Riccarton Canterbury. able to achieve,’’ he says. There will be a wide range of Joshua Starling of Rangiora High Rotary Market at 10am on Sunday. Phil is playing from 4pm to 5pm at the entertainers performing on the day School, 16, has been working hard to Gas Monkey Bar and Grill at the Palms including school groups, solo design and build an electric pushbike in Shirley. Claire has a 20­minute slot performers, and dance troupes. with his team of three.

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He says he is enjoying having a project to work on at lunchtime and after school, that covers his interests in electronics and motorsport. ‘‘By the time we leave school we will have built three different electric bikes. That’s one each to keep, which is pretty cool,’’ he says. Starling’s team’s bike can reach a speed of 32km per hour and features a 24/36 volt, 350 watt motor. The students have modified the controller which interfaces between the motor and the throttle to get the most out of the electric vehicle. The team is still deciding which events to enter at the EVolocity Challenge, leaning towards the relay race and the parallel parking challenge. Fellow Rangiora High School student Caimin Sue­Tang said, ‘‘I’ll just be happy if our bike gets off the starting line and we don’t crash,’’ says Rangiora High School student Caimin Sue­Tang. One of the aims of EVolocity’s youth programme is to attract young people to careers and further education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Mr Hurley spoke to the students about their future career aspirations and says it was great there was a real desire among the students to pursue electrical engineering or related fields of study in the future. ‘‘There’s no reason why these kids won’t start here, participating in the EVolocity programme and go on to be global leaders in the field of electric vehicles. It’s a great programme that MainPower is very happy to be given the opportunity to support,’’ says Mr Hurley.

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Youth have a voice By ROBYN BRISTOW ‘‘Heritage now is Yesterday’s vision’’ was the catch cry and theme following a gathering of young people in Hanmer Springs last weekend. The Hurunui Youth Council hosted around 50 young people, from Youth Voice Canterbury, a network of young people from youth organisations who support young people to create a united front and voice for all youth in Canterbury. The youths, who are aged under 25, gathered for a cultural and heritage weekend and found there could be more done to make the cultural and historical relevance of the Hurunui district known. They based much of their visit on the former Queen Mary Hospital site due to its heritage values and called for more development of the site and its gardens to preserve the cultural and historical significance of the site. Workshops were held in the local library before moving on to the Queen Mary site

Heritage tour . . . Rosemary Ensor of Hanmer Springs details the history of the PHOTO: SUPPLIED. Queen Mary Hospital. where they toured with local historian and ‘‘archivist of Hanmer Springs’’ Rosemary Ensor who told them the history of the site and its buildings.

Winners A Day at the Beach was a winning formula for the Amberley Women’s Institute at the North Canterbury Federation Eistedfodd. Items on stage included a sketch, a tableaux, lip sync, a parade of swimming costumes through the ages and singing songs in costume. Amberley won the cup for the stage items while Irene Shepherd won the cup for the best individual performance. Nancy Jean Whitehead took the top spot for a story she wrote and read out. The second part of the competition consisted of sewing, cooking, photographs, collage pictures and sand arrangements. Amberley took out the trophy for overall winner of both parts of the competition. The Amberley Institute meets once a month at the St John hall and always has a warm welcome for any new members.

A winning team . . . Amberley Institute celebrates its success. Angie Gilbert (president) holds the two main trophies, Irene Shepherd holds the audience choice for best performance and Dawn Kelly is holding the award for best story which was won by NancyJean Whitehead who is standing on the far right of the group.


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Southbrook Park a dumping ground for rubbish By ROBYN BRISTOW

Disgust at the amount of rubbish in Southbrook Park has led to a call for the community to rally to help clean up the mess. Nicole Weber’s call came after she and her two children Olave and Odin picked up two bags full of rubbish in 15 minutes at the park. She now hopes people in the community will come along on Saturday, October 31 at 10am, to lend a hand to pick up everything from cigarette butts to dog faeces that litter the park and nearby waterways. ‘‘Over the years my children and I have spent many hours enjoying playing rugby, build forts and dipping our toes in the creek at Southbrook Park in Rangiora, but lately things have been getting ugly. ‘‘There are dogs defecating on the fields and paths, cigarette butts all around the rugby club rooms and an

Fashion in the ShedThe Amberley School PTA fundraiser is on Friday night in the Tin Shed in the Amberley Domain. Be there to see the latest in fashion at this popular event. Tickets are available at Sally Macs or by ringing Kirsten 0272293000 or Penny 3149074. Home brew A class on how to home­ brew beer naturally will be held between 9.30am and 2.30pm on Saturday, October 24 at Amberley. This TimeBank Hurunui Learning Exchange class by Nigel Marx will show you how to make all­grain brews using natural methods, and what equipment to use. You will get a batch going, and take some home to ferment and bottle. Cider­making will also be covered. Fee: $25 or 5 time­bank credits, plus ingredients costs tbc. Call Nigel on 0275 374 686. Canterbury Area Floral Art Floral designers from the Canterbury area Floral Art Clubs will be competing in the Area Designer of the Year at the Woodend Community Centre, School Road, Woodend on Saturday, October 31. The winner will go on to represent the Canterbury Area at the FASNZ

enormous amount of rubbish in the waterways that surround the park,’’ she says. The last straw came when she and her two children Olave and Odin found broken glass among the flax where they had stopped to build a fort. After a quick trip home to pick up some bags and gloves the trio had filled two bags in quarter of an hour. Olave was disgusted. ‘‘This is a bad habit, don’t keep doing it’’ while Odin called on everyone to ‘‘take responsibility for keeping New Zealand tidy’’. Details of the clean up can be found at: Facebook Event; https:/ /www.facebook.com/events/ 1030764590287212/. Rubbish . . . Olave and Odin Weber with rubbish collected in southbrook Park.


Conference in New Plymouth next year. A variety of titles including both floor standing and table top designs will be showcased. There will be a public exhibition between 2.30pm to 4.30pm. Gold coin entry, raffles available. Leithfield Street Fair The Leithfield Street Fair will be held on Saturday, November 7, from 9am to 1pm in Brighton Street. If wet, postponement until Sunday. Stall holders welcome. Sausage sizzle, white elephant stall, chocolate wheel, pony rides, bouncy castle and more. Fun for all the family. Any inquiries phone Lizz (03) 3149029. Ohoka School Plant Sale Ohoka School’s biennial plant sale is being held on Sunday, October 18, from 10am to 1pm at Ohoka Primary School, Jacksons Road. Over 15,000 plants from just $2 each. Eftpos and cash sales. Fundraiser for Ohoka Primary School. Kaikoura Schoolyard market The Kaikoura market will run from 9am to 1pm on Saturday, October 24 and Saturday, October 31 at the Kaikoura Primary School. Stalls welcome ($10 3.5m by 3.5m). Contact Marlene (03) 3195759.


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Church funds support youth A Rangiora church’s school holiday programme is set to be the first of many initiatives to support children and young people. Rangiora­Woodend Methodist Parish minister Rev Philo Kinera says the school holiday programme, hosted by Trinity Methodist Parish, was been made possible thanks to funding from the Christchurch Methodist Mission, the Todd Foundation and the Tindall Foundation, as part of an earthquake recovery initiative which also involves parishes in New Brighton and St Albans in Christchurch. Proceeds from the recent concert performed in the Rangiora Town Hall by the Christchurch Liedertafel Male Voice Choir have also been added to the local fund. ‘‘We are using the funds to support children and youth programmes, to support the community rather than church families ­ only one of the 20 children in this programme is from a church family,’’ Rev Kinera says. ‘‘The funding has to be used for community outreach and not to promote the faith.’’ She says the funding kept the costs down to $40 for the four days. ‘‘We kept it to 20 children so we could get qualified people and pay them so we could run a quality programme. ‘‘Everything is provided including the lunch, which the kids prepare themselves.’’ The programme ran from Monday to Thursday and involved a range of activities including painting, making kites,

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Holiday programme . . . Children painted ‘‘Minions’’ under the watchful eye of local artist Mark Adams (out of shot), of West Eyreton, at Rangiora’s Trinity Methodist Church last week. gardening, craft, a ‘‘kiwiana’’ Christmas tree, weaving, board games, icing a cake, card making and taking turns making lunch. The children were split in four groups, with one boys’ group and three girls’ groups. Cat Scott­Hewitt supervised the children in the kitchen and says the boys’ group was first up to make lunch, preparing kumara chips, beef sliders (mini hamburgers) and fruit kebabs. ‘‘I’m trying to keep it simple enough that they will all like it. It’s about the presentation ­ it if looks good, they will eat it.’’

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Lost & found Spring clean The following property is reported as lost to the Rangiora Police ­ have you seen it? Hunting and Fishing sunglasses, a black USB cable for Sony phone, a black wallet with red strip, a black Samsung Galaxy cellphone, a gold Seiko watch with no strap, a black Samsung Ace 3. The following property is at the station looking for a home: A black jacket with brooch, a gold ring with green stone.

Over 40 bags of rubbish plus three trailer loads was gathered up during a spring clean of the Ashley River Walkway/ Cycling track last month. Local members from the New Zealand Motor Caravan Association (NZMCA) took only two and half hours to bag up the rubbish and fill up the trailers with rubbish not suitable for bagging. NZMCA Canterbury area chairman John Morgan said the clean up was a way members could give back to the community and reinforce members commitment to the environment.

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Nearly $29,000 has been distributed to worthy causes in the Amberley district thanks to the efforts of the local lions club. A total of $28,855 ­ last year $20,071 ­ was given out as individual donations or grants. Noel McGirr the chairman of Lions Club of Amberley District Charitable Trust said raising the money had taken ‘‘considerable input from club members’’. One fundraiserlooks destined for the chop however. Mr McGirr says it will not be long before the number one fundraiser, woods chops, come to an end. ‘‘Too many Lions are starting to lose their ‘roar’ and it behoves us to take care of each other at wood chops. ‘‘One mistake could see a tragic

end to what has been our number one fundraiser,’’ he says. But fundraising will continue through the advent of the ‘‘Rock in Wheels’’ event as a project, with special assistance from Katrina, Les and Lisa, who have run the popular event for several years. Mr McGirr said the event would keep grants and donations at a manageable level. ‘‘However, we must not lose sight of where this project has come from ­ the Amberley Girl Guides,’’ he says. Other fund raisers include pine cones, battery collection, park benches, an annual fishing contest and golf tournament, along with raffles, and a community concert kept the club busy. It was also involved in helping run the Anzac service, says Mr McGirr.


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Award recipients . . . Russell Smith (centre), Bruce Andrews (second from right) and Jonty Beddoes (standing at right).

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Rangiora New Life School paid tribute to those who founded the school nearly 40 years ago, at a special assembly on Friday, September 25. Principal Stephen Walters says this year marks the 50th anniversary of the Rangiora New Life Church, which founded the school 36 years ago with a Christian vision of ‘‘sacrifice ­ sacrifice of time, sacrifice of resources and sacrifice of energies’’. Four of the school’s founders, John Ward, Russell Smith, Colin Smith and Kevin McCormick, attended the special ‘‘Founders’ Day Assembly’’, where the inaugural Founders’ Day Awards were presented. ‘‘These will be awarded annually to the student, staff member and community member who exemplifies the vision of the founders of the school and has in some way sacrificed time, resources or energies.’’ Mr Walters has interviewed some of the original founders to learn some of the history of the church and the school. ‘‘All those years ago, the church started with house groups. Later on the groups met in the War Memorial Hall and at other times upstairs in the ‘Upper Room’ in the Coffee Culture building in Rangiora. As the church grew over the years it also spanned with Thrive Church being considered a ‘sister church’.’’ The land where the school now sits was purchased for $55,000, but was ‘‘overgrown and not as neat as it is nowadays’’, Mr Walter says. The land and buildings now has a replacement value of around $16

million. The first students attended classes at Leigh Camp, at Loburn, until the first building was built in 1979 and opened in March 1980. This is now the church foyer, kitchen and toilets. The Rangiora New Life School opened on its present site in March 1980 with 16 secondary school students. The school has since grown to nearly 400 year 1 to 13 students and Mr Walters says just last week he sent off a request to the Ministry of Education to grow the school roll by another 130 students. ‘‘These people had a vision for children to learn and grow every day in a school where they walk with God on a daily basis and this has been achieved. For the church, the school has become a five­day a week ‘evangelisation outreach’ into the whole community.’’ Pastor Stan Stewart says new honours boards will be erected in the foyer of the school’s events centre to recognise head students and duxes, as well as notable former students, including Jacinda Baker, who lost her life while serving with the New Zealand Defence Force in Afghanistan. Founders Day Awards: Russell Smith ­ one of the founders. Bruce Andrews ­ who is largely responsible for the condition of the grounds, with its plants, shrubs and roses. Jonty Beddoes ­ ‘‘the go­to­student for sound and lighting for any art, drama or music performances’’ and the school website. A special award ­ Ariel Pons, the top year 13 student in New Zealand in this year’s University of New South Wales competition for writing.

Dylan chasing dream on air Attending a school holiday programme has helped a Rangiora student work towards a life long dream. Former Rangiora High School student Dylan Bateup (20) has his own weekly show on Compass FM after completing a ‘‘Master Class’’ broadcasting school holiday programme organised by the Waimakariri Youth Council, WaiYouth and Compass FM in July. ‘‘It was heaps of fun. I honestly thought it (the master class) was going to be quite boring, but they really made it for younger people. ‘‘It was quite amazing. I came back to get a reference for CPIT from Mike (Le Petit, Compass FM manager) and he got me to read a community notice on air. Then after I did that he came and said ‘we have a slot available on Fridays, are you interested?’. I was a little blown away, but I took it.’’ Dylan now has his own show on Fridays from 12pm to 3pm and has applied to do the Bachelor of Broadcasting Communications degree at CPIT from next year. While songs are chosen from Compass FM’s database, Dylan says he is ‘‘slowing adding a bit of content of my own’’ and he gets listeners involved by encouraging them to phone or text into the studio. Long term he would like to be an announcer for stations like The Edge and ZM, which appeal to a younger audience. ‘‘It’s not just the music, but the voice breaks ­ I find them quite funny. But this (Compass FM) is a step in the right direction. ‘‘When I was a little kid I always loved music. My Dad gave me a tape deck and I would always record myself and I called it

Live on air . . . Dylan Bateup is enjoying the opportunity to be on air at Compass FM. Dylan FM and played shows to my parents and whoever was listening.’’ Dylan also makes his own videos of youth events and other items of interest which he uploads on to his own YouTube channel, which has around 400 ‘‘constant viewers’’. He earns about $150 to $200 a month from YouTube, from advertisements played with his videos. He also has 1000 followers on his Facebook page, where he gives regular updates about his YouTube videos and when he is on Compass FM. ‘‘It’s amazing how many people care ­ people seem to like to see what I’m doing. It’s blown me away. When I was at Rangiora High School, some of the younger kids came up to me and said ‘you’re Dylan Bateup’. They had seen my YouTube videos and couldn’t believe I was one of them.’’

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This year’s Northern (Rangiora) Agricultural and Pastoral Show president Dan Higinbottom says A&P shows are a family affair. Between them, Mr Higinbottom and his partner Mel Bell have 11 children, which means there will be plenty of labour to call upon in the shearing shed at this year’s Rangiora show, being held at the Rangiora Showgrounds during Friday and Saturday, October 23­24. Mr Higinbottom was born and bred on a sheep and beef farm in Banks Peninsula, while Ms Bell comes from a sheep and beef family in North Otago and South Canterbury. However, despite their roots the couple are now 50/50 sharemilkers on a 202ha farm at Southbrook, near Rangiora, milking 550 cows. ‘‘We’re sheep and beef farmers at heart, and so are the kids. The kids love working with the sheep, so we take them along to the show each year to help out with the shearing. ‘‘It’s a pretty full on day (at the Rangiora show) working with the world’s best shearers. They don’t tolerate silly people, so you have to know what you’re doing.’’ The family also helps in the shearing shed at the Canterbury A&P Show. Mr Higinbottom comes from an A&P show background. His grandfather was involved in the Amuri A&P Show a number years ago and his father Peter was president of the Banks Peninsula A&P Show at Little River. Mr Higinbottom later served on the Banks Peninsula committee before moving to Rangiora. ‘‘We were brought up with it, going to working bees. It encourages you to get involved in community things, so we are encouraging our kids to come along and get involved. ‘‘I’m looking forward to the day. It’s a good family day and hopefully our kids might think it’s for them and they want to take it on themselves when they’re older.’’ As well as milking cows, the family breeds poultry and ducks and black and coloured sheep, which they enter in poultry and A&P shows. Aside from farming and shows, Mr Higinbottom is active coaching children’s sports teams, including

Family affair . . . A&P shows are a family affair for 2015 Northern (Rangiora) A&P Show president Dan Higinbottom and his partner Mel Bell and their 11 children, including Molly PHOTO: DAVID HILL (2), hugging Rosie the pet lamb, and Ellie (1). Ashley and North Canterbury age group rugby teams. ‘‘I just enjoy coaching and seeing the kids grow.’’ This year’s president’s choice of entertainment at the Rangiora show is ‘‘old to new’’. ‘‘We will bring in some grass and use the machinery to cut, rake it and bale it. We’ll have the old and new styles side­by­side so you can see how much the machinery has changed. ‘‘We’ve done it the last few years, so we’ve just modified it a wee bit.’’ Mr Higinbottom says the Rangiora show is successful due to the volunteers, the dedicated committee and the hard­working secretaries, with Debbie Cameron being backed

up by Oxford A&P Association secretary Christine Roberts in the lead­up to this year’s show. One of Mr Higinbottom’s projects this year has been giving more prominence to the dog trials, by bringing it closer to the centre of attention on Saturday, instead of running the bulk of the dogs on Friday. The home and craft section has also had a boost, with convenor Debbie Donald promoting it in local schools, Mr Higinbottom says. ‘‘The trend is a lot of the entries are going backwards. People don’t seem to have the time anymore, but there are a lot of lifestylers who could bring pet calves or pet lambs.’’

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Snooze time . . . Four piglets having a snooze in the popular Farmyard section at the Northern A& P Show in Rangiora last Saturday afternoon. Craft stalls will be selling all kinds of produce, food stalls will cater to a variety of appetites, and side shows and rides will be on offer. The Rangiora show has one of the biggest equestrian shows in Canterbury and this year competitors can earn qualification to the Horse of the Year competition being held in Hastings in March next year. All eyes will be on the main oval from 11.30am, with the terrier race taking centre stage, followed by the Lochinvine Two Jump Challenge at 11.45am and the Top Cat Roof and Brick Ltd Six Bar Challenge at 12.15pm, then pony hunter jumping at 12.30pm and hack hunter

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Changes are in store for this year’s Northern (Rangiora) Agricultural and Pastoral Show. A revamped equestrian schedule, according to the new rules past by the Royal Agricultural Society membership, means the the applicable sections qualify for the Horse of the Year. Dog trials have also been moved to the main even on Saturday, October 24, at the Rangiora Showgrounds. Saturday’s events get under way at 8am and the show has the usual range of livestock, including goats, cattle, sheep, horses, ponies, donkeys and mules, sheep dogs, alpacas, pigs and poultry. There will also be shearing, wood chopping, sheep dog trials, grain and seed, home and produce, trade and craft sections and dancing competitions. Goat classes include angora, mohair, dairy goats, goatlings, kids and bucks. Within the sheep classes are the traditional breeds, black and coloured sheep, prime lambs, gift lambs, pet lambs and fleece classes. Dancing classes include Irish jigs, highland flings, sword dance and sailors hornpipe. Entertainment will be provided by popular Christchurch band Smooth Talk and Sport Suzie. A big attraction for foodies is the range of food on offer including Indian, Thai, hot potatoes, kebabs, falafel, Cornish pasties, smoked bacon and egg butties and ice creams, along with the traditional hot dogs, chips and candy floss. There will also be a range of sandwiches, sausage rolls and cakes at the Rangiora Showgrounds Function Centre, which will also a public bar available. To keep the smaller children entertained, there will be the farmyard nursery which will be in its usual spot to give the town and city kids a taste of country life.


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Planning is under way for the Northern (Rangiora) Agricultural and Pastoral Association’s 150th Anniversary in 2016. Morris Harris, 150th show committee convenor, says the Rangiora Show is the fourth oldest A&P association in the South Island, with the Otago­Taieri, Canterbury and North Otago associations having already celebrated their 150th anniversaries. ‘‘You only get one chance at a 150th show. The sad thing about this is that most of the people who have built the show up over the years are no longer with us, so it’s important for those of us who are around to do something to honour them.’’ Mr Harris says next year’s show will be a three­day celebration, with the show being held on Friday and Saturday, and Sunday being a day of celebration with ‘‘displays of our history and how things were done’’ over the years, including working demonstrations of blacksmithing, horse shoeing and period costumes. A 2016 commemorative plaque will be unveiled to mark the 150th year, while a function to celebrate the show’s history and to thank ‘‘as many former and present members, helpers and anyone who’s had an involvement with our show’’. ‘‘This will involve a lot of research to find where people are now living, but an


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while New Zealand’s famous Topp Twins, Jools and Lynda Topp, have been booked in (subject to television commitments). A special 150th medal is also planned which will be made and given out as a prize. It will be based on an old medal that was awarded many years ago, Mr Harris says. While the first show was held in 1866, some shows were missed during the war years. This means next year’s show will be the 145th show in the 150th anniversary year.

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Looking for a fun family night out as you gear up for Labour Weekend? Then look no further than Carnival Night at the Northern (Rangiora) Agricultural and Pastoral Show. All the fun of the fair will be on offer once again at the not­to­be­missed Carnival Night at the Rangiora Showgrounds next Friday, October 23, from 4.30pm. Entertainment will be provided by Christchurch band ‘‘Smooth Talk’’ and Sport Suzie from 5.30pm. There will be all the usual tasty food stalls, sideshows, amusements and carnival rides. A farmyard nursery will also be open to give the kids a taste of farming between 5pm and 7pm. This year’s president Dan Higinbottom has also arranged for a demonstration from the big new fire engine at the Christchurch International Airport. All this is guaranteed to whet your appetite before the main event, show day at the Rangiora Showgrounds the next day. Show jumping will take centrestage at the Rangiora Showgrounds from 8.30am on Friday, kicking off with the hunters in the main oval and the pony hunters in the east oval. The FEI horse jumping will line up in the main oval from 1pm, along with the novice ponies and riding horses in the west oval, the novice paced and mannered hacks, the park hacks, the saddle hunters and warmbloods in the east oval. Horse events continue on Saturday from 8am.

Great fun . . . Aimee Watson (5), of Christchurch, rides on the Merry­Go­Round FILE PHOTO at last year’s Northern A&P Show. The judging of the wool section will also take place from 1pm on Friday. There is free admission to the Friday daytime events. Sheepdog trials have traditionally been held on Friday morning, but this has been moved to the main showgrounds and will be held on Saturday. Carnival Night at the Northern A&P Show takes place at the Rangiora Showgrounds on Friday, October 23, from 4.30pm to 9.30pm. Admission is $5 per person, with under­5s free and $15 for a family (two adults and up to two children).

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dancing. 10am Beef cattle, calf classes, sheep dogs, implements and machinery. Donkeys and mules (Terry Carlyon Oval). Magic show ­ Sport Suzie. 11am Pet lambs, Unity (west oval). 11am to 1pm Band ­ Smooth Talk (west field). 11.30am Terrier race (main oval). 11.45am Lochinvine Two Jump Challenge. 12.15pm Top Cat Roof & Brick Ltd Six Bar Challenge. 12.30pm Pony hunter jumping (main oval). 1pm Hack hunter jumping (main oval). 1.30pm Side saddle (west oval). Magic show ­ Sport Suzie (west field). 2pm President’s choice of entertainment. 2.30pm Grand Parade (No 1 oval). Livestock, vintage cars and machinery parade followed by trade parade, lolly scramble (main oval). 3.30pm Hack and pony FEI (main oval, north end). Band ­ Smooth Talk. All Day Check out the Farmlands marquee, farmyard nursery, food stalls, side shows and amusements.

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New competitions to inject interest in equestrian arena New competitions should add some interest to the horses at this year’s Northern (Rangiora) Agricultural and Pastoral Show. Equestrian convenor Lyndon Morris says the Lochinvine Two Jump Challenge (from 11.45am) and the Top Cat Roof & Brick Ltd Six Bar Challenge (from 12.15pm), followed by pony hunter and hack hunter jumping should add plenty of excitement in the main arena on Saturday, October 24. Mr Morris says the horse entries keep growing each year and the new competitions, the two jump challenge and six bar challenge, should appeal to the lunchtime crowd. ‘‘They just keep putting the heights of the gates up until the last horse and rider are standing to get a winner. It’s quite exciting to watch. ‘‘You’ve always got to look at a change and look at running something else, which gives someone else a go. And you get the odd class that fades away, so you’ve got to shuffle it around.’’ He says around 1700 entries are received each year, with horse entries up again this year, particularly in the hunter hack and the new Gypsy Cob and Thoroughbred classes. The novice horse classes are competed for on Friday, October 23. These include hunters, show horses, show ponies, pony hunters, novice ponies, novice paced, mannered hacks, park hacks, saddle hunters and warmbloods. Mr Morris says there are two types of jumping events. Firstly, there is the traditional ‘‘round the ring’’ events where hack hunter horses and ponies complete a set course and are judged on style and manners. Showjumping is competed for under FEI (Federation Equestrian International) rules, the same rules

which apply in Olympic Games showjumping. Horse and rider have a time limit, receiving penalties for knocking down rails and time faults. In equestrian classes, horses and riders can qualify for horse of the year, being held in Hastings in March next year. Changes to the schedule means there are more classes available this year, ‘‘so there is something for everyone’’, Mr Morris says. Hack hunters are horses more than 148cm tall measured at the wither (where the shoulder blades meet), while ponies are less than 148cm. A­class ponies are 138­148cm, B­class ponies are 128­138cm and C­class ponies are less than 128cm. Park hacks are smaller horses, between 148cm and 158cm. A hunter is ‘‘generally a horse with bit of constitution that can move across country’’. Top performing show jumping horses can jump 1.5m or more. However the jumps at the Rangiora show are lower, with up to 1m for ponies. The horses’ jumps start at 1.1m and are raised in a jump off to find a winner. Winners can also be determined by the fastest time. Showing classes are also judged on Saturday, including open harness and Clydesdale classes, making it a big day for horse people. A popular event for children is the first ridden and lead rein, which is for little kids learning to ride, Mr Morris says. Unity cups are also on offer, where riders and horse are judged on their ability to ride in unison. The miniature horse and Shetland pony classes are also popular. Hack hunter and pony FEI jumping events are scheduled to continue in the main oval from 3.30pm, after the Grand Parade, to round out a busy day of action.


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Focus on recruiting new show exhibitors Recruiting new exhibitors has been a big focus for the home, craft and produce sections at this year’s Northern (Rangiora) Agricultural and Pastoral Show. Home and produce section convenor Debbie Donald has been visiting schools and working to attract people who are new to the area. ‘‘People probably don’t know they can enter or get their kids to enter. Whether it be a pet lamb or a pet chook, if they are into baking, grow flowers, needlework or photography or getting the kids to enter paintings, we’re keen to encourage people to enter. ‘‘We’ve had a huge increase in art entries and this year we’re allowing artists to sell their work.’’ She says entries have grown from 16 paintings to 65 and most will be sale ‘‘and they’re all local artists’’. ‘‘It’s a good opportunity for them to get their works out in the public. We’ve got a big crowd there, so it’s an opportunity to get their paintings seen.’’ Mrs Donald says 22 mural entries have been received from local schools and pre­ schools ­ up from just six last year. There are also a number of children competing in other arts and craft classes. School entries need to be dropped in on Wednesday

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the Evelyn Upston Memorial Tray for the supreme article across knitting, needlework and hand spun sections, while the Challenge Cup for most points in the cookery section is sure to bring out the best in local home cooks. ‘‘The cooking classes are very keenly contested which bragging rights at stake for the best scones, muffins and cakes.’’ Participants are sure to rise early on Saturday morning to ensure bread, scones and pikelets are fresh for judging. Flowers will also be cut early on Saturday morning to get ‘‘the right blooms’’. The hens’ eggs and preserves classes are Quake hat . . . The News’ Rangiora­based also keenly contested. reporter David Hill is preparing a decorated ‘‘There’s a wee bit involved in making hat for the men’s art class from items sure the eggs match. Sometimes people go retrieved from his earthquake­damaged and get eggs from the same hen over three house, including bits of broken brick. to four days before the show.’’ Mrs Donald says there has been a evening and Thursday morning. growing number of men competing in the ‘‘We hang them around the shed and they baking and preserves classes in recent will be an outstanding, eye­catching years. There is also the popular men’s only display.’’ art class, with entries accepted on the day All other entries need to displayed and ­ this year men can enter a decorated hat. ready for judging on Saturday, October 24, ‘‘A lot men enjoy the opportunity to do by 9.30am. Entry numbers in other classes something creative. It’s a fun competition, are about the same with an increase in but it’s definitely not serious.’’ knitting and needlework. Most classes have closed, but flower Among the major prizes on the day are entries close on Tuesday, October 20.

The sheep dog trials are set to get a boost at this year’s Northern (Rangiora) Agricultural and Pastoral Show, on Saturday, October 24. President Dan Higinbottom says the sheep dog trials have been moved next to the polo field in the Rangiora Showgrounds and will run on Saturday. In recent years the dog trials have been held on the Friday in a field next to the Ashley River, with the top four dogs running off in the main arena on Saturday. This change in emphasis has seen entry numbers jump from 45 dogs to 69, Loburn Collie Club president Murray Weaver says. ‘‘Murray is really passionate and you’ve got to have these sort of guys,’’ Mr Higinbottom says. ‘‘Having a change gives him a new lease on life. They were getting pushed further and further away. Last year we went over for a look and he had only three visitors, so they really wanted to get more involved in the show.’’

Murray Weaver Mr Weaver says some of New Zealand’s best dog trialists will be competing at the show, while New Zealand team member Andy Clark will be the judge. The Loburn Collie Club is running the

event yet again and Mr Weaver says there will be experts on hand to offer any advise and answer questions from any aspiring dog trialists and members of the public. In the lead up to the show, club members will be working the sheep to ensure they are settled, ‘‘otherwise they would end up in the car park’’, Mr Weaver says. ‘‘Usually the sheep are run as a large mob, so when they’re only run as three sheep, as they are in dog trials, they can be a bit unsettled.’’ He says the Rangiora show offers ‘‘a small, intricate course’’ which is designed with spectators in mind. Mr Weaver says the club is thankful to regular sponsor Rangiora Motorcycles and also to Croprice Dog Food for sponsoring prizes. While the top four dogs will run off for the main prizes, there are also prizes for the top three local dogs and the best three maiden dogs (those which have never won a competition before).

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Lodge to Lodge needs support A lack of entries is threatening to spell the end of the iconic Lodge to Lodge half marathon and Bayleys 10km run along the Inland Road between Mt Lyford and Waiau at Labour Weekend. To date only about 80 entries have been received. Organised by the Waiau Citizens Association, spokesperson for the event, Claudine Barnes says a lot of hard work goes into the organisation of the event and the lack of entries to date is disappointing. ‘‘It is a labour of love and all the money made goes back into the community,’’ she says. This year the Waiau and Mt Lyford Volunteer Fire Brigades will benefit. The Waiau Brigade is raising funds to pay for its new First Response vehicle, while money for Mt Lyford will go into its building fund for a shed to house its fire truck. The event, which is run in conjunction with the association’s Back to Waiau celebration, has run successfully for five years with around 180 people entering in the half marathon, which can also be run as a relay, the 10km walk/run and a 2.5km kids race. But Claudine says without more support this year could be the end unless there is a flurry of activity

Lodge to Lodge . . . Runners set out on the Lodge to Lodge half marathon last year. This year the half marathon and Bayleys 10km walk/run will be held on October 24, finishing at the Waiau Lodge Hotel, Waiau. PHOTO: SUPPLIED before early bird registrations close on Sunday, October 18. After that date entries are an extra $10.

‘‘If we can get the bulk of the entries by October 18 it makes it far easier for all of us because during the last week we have to get everything sorted in time for the event,’’ she says. ‘‘If 100 people are still registering it makes a lot more work.’’ This year there will be a bunch of young participants taking part in the 10km run/walk. The 10 to 13­year­olds are from the Waiau Youth group and their motivation is to raise funds for their Tear Fund sponsor child. Claudine says none of them have ever done this distance before. ‘‘They are training and working hard and trying to find sponsors,’’ she says. The event is a great opportunity for runners and walkers of all abilities to have a great day out in the North Canterbury country side and enjoy great Waiau hospitality at the end of the journey with a lot of entertainment for supporters and families. The race follows the Inland Road from the Mt Lyford Lodge to the Waiau Lodge Hotel, with the 10km race starting at the Wandle Bridge. The children’s race starts at the historic Highfield Woolshed and children can register on the day.

By ROBYN BRISTOW Waiau offers a great retreat for the whole family at Labour weekend. The annual Back to Waiau celebrations hosted by the Waiau Citizens Association on October 24 will provide entertainment and heaps of activities for the whole family and provide a great way for runners and walkers to wind down after the Lodge to Lodge half marathon and relay and Bayleys 10km walk/ run. Association chairperson Sue Galletly says there will be an art and craft market, a decorated bike race, a bouncy castle and heaps of stalls including food, pine cones, seeds and plants and baking all manned by locals and kids from local organisation.

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Art in a Garden runs four days at Flaxmere By AMANDA BOWES North Canterbury’s iconic art event, Art in a Garden is gearing up to be bigger, brighter and longer than ever. New artists will be exhibiting works never seen before in Canterbury and there will be a wider scope of mediums for visitors to enjoy. As well as new artists, the event will be open longer, starting on Thursday morning, October 29 at 10am and running for four full days from 10am to 5pm. Waipara’s Laura Forbes has bought the business from Alison Meyer and Penny Zino and says this year there will ‘‘be many gorgeous works to view, engage with and consider’’. The line up of notable artists includes Jim Wheeler, whose distinctive work is influenced by a passion for botany and Mark Mitchell, Luke Jacomb, Simon Lewis Wards, Ben Reid, and Elisha Jordan­Clark. A former Hurunui College Alumna, opera singer, Rhona Fraser who now lives in Wellington, will perform from 4 to 5pm on Thursday and 12 to 2pm on Friday. Rhona will be accompanied by pianist Richard Mapp and she will be quite a crowd pleaser. On Saturday and Sunday the Nairobi Trio will perform ‘‘expressive and contagious jazz’’ between 12pm and 3pm. As part of North Canterbury’s spring events, Art in a Garden has grown over the years since its early days when Alison Meyer and Penny Zino put

Art in a Garden . . . The gardens of Flaxmere home to Art in a garden. together the idea to hold an outdoor art exhibition displaying the works throughout the large garden at Flaxmere, west of Hawarden. Its popularity has grown along with the number of artists exhibiting and attracts visitors from all over the place, including locals. For the 2015 event, there will be 45

sculptors exhibiting, 32 painters and photographers, 22 ceramic and glass artists and six jewellers. Mediums used in the outdoor sculptures include driftwood, aluminium, steel, bronze and stone. Laura says she loves promoting the whole package of coming to North Canterbury, not only to visit Art in a


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New and old at Fe ˆte Old favourites and new attractions will be on offer at the Christmas Country Fe ˆte near Culverden on October 29. The fe ˆte, which is attended by around 5000 people annually and which has been running for nearly 25 years, will host 200 stalls ­ 23 of them from the Hurunui district and three charity stalls ­ Friends of Waikari Hospital, Culverden Plunket and Rotherham School. Over a quarter of the stalls are new to the Fe ˆte and come from ‘‘well north of Kerikeri’’ in the North Island to the bottom of the South Island. While people can shop till they drop for Christmas goodies and stocking fillings, there will also be plenty of entertainment and time to relax over a leisurely lunch. Fashion, food, arts and crafts, baby and children’s wear, skin care, clothing, plants and garden products, furniture, stationery and books, woodcraft, homeware, wine and food will be on sale and there will be fun demonstrations to stop and enjoy along the way. Chelsea Winter, one of New Zealand’s favourite cooks and best­selling cookbook authors, will add to the food experience, sharing her favourite recipes based around entertaining at Christmas. She will hold two free demonstrations at 10.45am and 2.45pm in the FMG tent, sharing her love of good food. A splash of French­style dining by White Tie Catering will add to the atmosphere with diners able to browse around market stalls while enjoying meats, cheeses, pickles, salads, breads, a sweet treat and a glass of Charles Wiffen wine or juice. As visitors enjoy the food and wine area of the Fe ˆte they will be entertained by The Starlets, a female vocal Trio ­ Sarah Greenwood, Sarah Kelly and Georgia Gumbley. The Starlets are more than just your

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Waiau display A techni­coloured extravaganza will take place at Waiau on Saturday, November 7. The annual Waiau Community Fireworks event, a much anticipated community event that has been running for the past 22 years. It is being held at the Waiau Rugby grounds and is organised by a small enthusiastic committee with the help of the Waiau Volunteer Fire Brigade. Committee chair Kirsten Scarlet says a huge amount of work happens throughout the year to make the night a success. This includes fundraising and applying for grants to ensure there is enough in the coffers to make the night one to remember, booking in stalls and entertainment to organising volunteers, ordering the fireworks and choreographing/setting up the display for the night. ‘‘The Waiau display is done by qualified pyrotechnics and the

committee ensures the safety regulations are met and any risk minimised as much as possible in order to bring the community the safest show possible,’’ says Kirsten. ‘‘Big crowds have turned out in recent years and this year looks set to continue this trend as the committee continues to work hard to ensure there the event has a ‘‘community feel and is family orientated’’. There is loads of entertainment, bouncy castles, zorb balls, mini jeeps, pony rides and much more for the young and not so young and a variety of food and drinks stalls on site and people are welcome to take their own picnic or portable barbecue and to get up and boogie to the live music on offer. NZ Safety has sponsored the committee and parking team with Hi Viz vests so they are easily spotted. The gates on the Leader Road open at 5pm. Entry is $10 per person or $40 per car. Pre­ schoolers are free.


Extravaganza . . . Fireworks light up the sky over Waiau at last PHOTO: ANDY BROWN PHOTOGRAPHY year’s fireworks extravaganza.



A pyrotechnic show will light up the night sky at Waipara on Friday, November 6. The Waipara Fireworks committee is holdings is annual display and family fun evening at the Waipara Domain, an event attended by 2500 people last year. Food stalls, candy floss, ice cream, a drinks truck, hot coffee, a bouncy castle, face painting, glow sticks and balloon twisting promise to make it a great family night out. As night falls those attending can find a possie to sit and watch the fireworks display which is expected to last around 20 minutes and everyone can boggie into the night to live music. A committee member has qualified as a pyrotechnics firer to meet all the regulations for public fireworks events, a far cry from when the committee was formed over 20 years ago. A parent inspired fireworks evening led to the buying of boom boxes that were let off in the domain for their families. The event is self­funding with the committee fundraising throughout the year boosted by grants and gate takings on the night. Organisers keep it as much a family event as possible and encourage local groups and 20 015 5 schools to get involved with a Flaxmere, Hawarden, stall on the evening. The gate North Canterbury opens at 5.30pm with entry costing October 29th – November 1st $25 a carload or 10am – 5pm $10 an adult and $5 a child. Some of New Zealands most talented Preschoolers are artists and sculptors present their exciting free. Car parking is works in one of New Zealands top provided by gardens. Live music and cafe, childrens schools and activities. Gate $20 cash (children free), scouts and the event is or buy online. signposted. Anyone in doubt about the event still being on due to the weather can ring 027 481 6933 ­ no texts.

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Raffle . . . Cust Craft Group members Margaret, Verina and Ricki hold a quilt which will be PHOTO: SUPPLIED raffled at craft day next month.

Craft day for cancer support Local crafts people are doing their bit to support cancer sufferers. The Cust Craft Group is holding its second annual display of work to raise money for another local community need on Sunday, November 1. The recipient of the funds raised this year will be the Oxford Cancer Support Group, in memory of one of the Cust Craft Group’s members Trish Pooke, who died 18 months ago. The event will be held on Sunday, November 1, from 10am to 3pm in the St James on Cust Church hall. A $2 entry charge to view beautiful quilts, embroidery, paper crafts and a sales table of handmade items, will help raise some funds, along side two raffles ­ a quilt and a Christmas tree decorated with handmade decorations. Group member Ricki Sullivan says the

Cust Craft Group was formed six years ago and now has around 30 members, who come from Rangiora, Cust, Oxford, Okuku, Swannanoa, Eyreton and even a couple from Christchurch. Meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays of every month in the Cust Community Centre from 10am to 3pm, with a charge of $3 to cover expenses. ‘‘A variety of crafts are done with members sharing ideas and techniques. ‘‘Help is always available to anyone who needs it and new members are warmly welcomed. ‘‘Those staying all day bring their lunch, with tea and coffee provided and frequently a birthday shout for morning tea.’’ Contact Ricki Sullivan (03) 3128510 or Margaret Austin (03) 3125250.

School play celebrates taonga Rangiora Borough’s middle and senior school will take people on a journey through time with a play they have written entitled ‘‘Taonga Through Time’’. The students are showcasing their learning about New Zealand culture and history as they perform their play in the Rangiora Town Hall in the final show tonight (October 15). The students have looked at different aspects of culture since the beginning of the year, and how it relates to their own lives. By working in teams of two to three classes, five groups have produced an hour and half theatre extravaganza of drama, dance and songs based around periods of history that interlink. All students have been involved, some on stage and others behind the scenes making props and organising sound, lighting and advertising. Tickets are available at the school office or Rangiora Flowers and Dairy, 97 High Street. Tickets are $7 each or $25 per family of two adults and three children.

‘‘Taonga Through Time’’ . . . ‘Narrators’ Ellis Bailey, Raven Purdom, Katelyn Sharpe, and Briar­Rose Edwards (forefront) and ‘hunters’ Thomas Anderson and Brodie Matoe (background) practice for this week’s show.


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Waimakariri district knitters have received a boost for their charity work. Rangiora resident Joan Orchard says the group of knitters, who have been knitting for premature babies in Tanzania, received a large donation of wool after an article appeared in The News recently. ‘‘After reading it a Mrs Johnston of Ashley Gorge Road rang (the organiser) Mary (Busch) and said she had wool for her. ‘‘Mary went with another lady to pick it up. There was so much wool it filled the boot of the car and the whole back seat ­ enough wool to last everyone for a long time. ‘‘Apparently the lady had once owned a business and had it in storage and was thrilled to give it to worthy causes.’’

The knitters have sent four instalments of baby beanies and mittens to support an appeal launched by Queensland midwife and helicopter pilot Jan Becker, who has travelled to Tanzania with the aim of improving the survival rate of babies through education, community support and health. The North Canterbury connection is through employee Perry Orchard, whose parents Alan and Joan live in Rangiora. The local knitters also plan to knit hats for children and adults who have cancer and hair loss. Keen knitters can phone Mary Busch on (03) 3138499. For more information about the Tanzania premature baby appeal go to Jan Becker’s website www.midwifevision.com.

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New ‘power play’ initiative Entrants for next year’s dairy manager of the year contest will play to their strengths with a new ‘‘power play’’ initiative among the new judging criteria. The change is one of many for the 2016 New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards aimed at enabling more people to enter the awards competitions and ensuring people with similar age, skills, maturity and investment in the industry compete against each other. This year’s dairy industry awards were dominated by North Canterbury, with Culverden couple Melissa and Justin Slattery winning national sharemilker of the year and Cheviot’s Mark Cudmore finishing runner­up in the farm manager contest. National convenor Chris Keeping says other changes include new competition names, entry and judging criteria, including the ‘‘power play’’. ‘‘We’ve introduced the power play to create some fun and to even the playing field, as the dairy manager contest caters for people with a wide range of experience, skills and positions in the industry,’’ Mrs Keeping says. The dairy manager of the year contest takes over from the farm manager of the year competition and is open to all salaried farm workers charged with implementing farm policies and plans, and with some responsibility to meet farm goals. Entrants may include farm managers, herd managers, 2IC’s, farm assistants and

production managers. ‘‘There are a number of people in the industry that have been unable to enter one of our competitions in the past as they were either too old, had been in the industry too long, had equity in the industry, or held a contract that deemed them ineligible. Well, this contest is for them,’’ Mrs Keeping says. Dairy manager competition judges will spend an hour and a half on the entrant’s farm. The power play will let the entrants choose from one of five topics to present to judges. Judges will also consider how the entrant contributes to the running of the farm, stock, feed and also their personal attributes, such as training and community involvement. Other changes to the 2016 dairy awards include the share farmer of the year contest replacing the former sharemilker of the year competition. It is now open to all self­employed dairy farmers with up to 50% equity in the business. A change in the entry criteria for the dairy trainee of the year contest restricts entrants to those aged from 18 to 25 years. ‘‘The changes keep pace and maintain relevance in the industry and enable people to have the opportunity to enter the awards and gain the benefits from that,’’ she says. Entries in the 2016 New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards open on October 20. Visit www.dairyindustryawards.co.nz for more information.


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New gear for new season Silage season is upon us again and Chapman Agriculture Limited is all geared up and ready to go. Allan’s core business of running two silage harvesting crews and brokerage of crops still remains, but with the purchases of new cultivation gear last year, in the form of a Vaderstad Topdown cultivator, a Vaderstad 6m Spirit drill and Vaderstad Carrier alongside his existing Overum 6 furrow reversible plough, Allan can now provide clients with services from ground preparation through to the harvesting and/or crop sales at the end. ‘‘It’s great being able to do the whole job and see the quality and results at the end,’’ Allan says. There are a few new machines that have been added to the fleet this year with Allan branching out into the importation of machinery as well. It all started with purchasing plant for themselves but they now bring in machines for clients, with 16 machines purchased in the last 18 months. Chapman Agriculture Limited has added an Amazone 8­row maize planter and the latest Kverneland Monopil 12­row fodder beet planter

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Calling young auctioneers Close finish for young farmers Young auctioneers are encouraged to get their entries in for the Canterbury A&P Show. Entries close on Tuesday, October 27, for the 2015 Heartland Bank young auctioneer of the year competition, being held at the Canterbury A&P Show during November 11 to 13. The competition will take place on Thursday and Friday, November 12 to 13, at the show, with final judging on Friday.

Past winners include Glenn Peddie, of Waikari, who was the inaugural winner in 2012. Each entrant will be required to sell three lots of heifers/bulls in a mock auction. They will be judged on overall performance including voice, diction, manner and values. The interview component will see entrants evaluated on their communication skills and knowledge of the terms and conditions relating to livestock auctioneering. Entries are open to employees of members or affiliate members of the New Zealand Stock and Station Agents Association (NZSSAA). Competitors must be under 30 years of age on November 1 this year. Entrants will be competing for the chance to represent New Zealand at the Young Auctioneers Competition in Australia. To enter go to www.theshow.co.nz or call (03) 3433033 or email info@theshow.co.nz.

James Hoban came from behind to win the Young Farmers Contest North Canterbury district final by just three points at Culverden on Saturday. The Hurunui YFC member, and this year’s Tasman region champion, was well off the pace after the practical section, but his competition experience and general knowledge saw him come back to win for the third successive year. ‘‘It was a real tight finish,’’ New Zealand Young Farmers communications co­ ordinator Olivia Sanders says. ‘‘James was in fifth place going into the evening show, but he clawed his way back to first in the quiz and the interview. You could just tell he was quick with the buzzer.’’ Amuri YFC member Nathan Broerse finished second and Waimak YFC member Sam Heaven third to join Mr Hoban in the Tasman regional final, which will be held at the Oxford A&P Show on April 2 next year. The North Canterbury trio will take on three Dunsandel YFC members, after the

Sheep work . . . Nathan Broerse works with PHOTO: NEW ZEALAND YOUNG FARMERS some sheep. club dominated the Christchurch district final at Canterbury Agricultural Park on Saturday, and two finalists from the West Coast / Nelson and Marlborough district. ‘‘The regional final will be interesting to see what happens. It will be a real tight race that’s for sure,’’ Ms Sanders said.

Awards deadline extended Canterbury farmers have been given extra time to enter this year’s Ballance Farm Environment Awards. The entry deadline has been extended to Friday, October 30, to allow farmers more time to get their entries in before judging commences in November. Past winners include Culverden farmers Dan and Mandy Shand. The Canterbury Ballance Farm Environment Awards judging co­ordinator Sandra Taylor acknowledges that drought

and a low dairy pay­out have made for a tough start to spring and for many farmers entering the awards has been low on the priority list. ‘‘Recent rain and warmer temperatures will hopefully take the pressure off and give farmers a chance to think about getting their entries in.’’ The annual awards evening will be held on March 23 next year. Visit www.bfea.org.nz for more information on how to enter.

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Fulton plays lone hand in Oxford defeat Centuries from ex­Black Caps Peter Fulton and Shanan Stewart lit up round two of the CRV Ambreed premier country cricket competition in the match between Oxford and Southbrook. Southbrook batted first at Mainpower Oval and posted 265/6 with Stewart scoring 129. He was backed up by keeper­batsman Andrew Robinson who scored 74. In reply Oxford fell four runs short of the total with Fulton scoring a massive 171. Stewart also showed his skill with the ball taking 4/61. The bat dominated ball in the Sefton’s win over Leeston­Southbridge at Leeston Park which included a record partnership between Matt Rowe and Lance Taylor. Leeston­Southbridge posted 238/8 with Christchurch Boys’ High School student, Ben Donkers top scoring with a 44­ball 77 which included six sixes. Toby Doyle also scored a half­century for the home side. Sefton chased the score down with four wickets and 15 balls to spare thanks to the record partnership. Rowe and Taylor put on 167 for the third wicket beating the previous record of 163 posted by Brendon Donkers and Nathan Jones 20 years ago. Rowe scored 118 in 99 balls and Taylor finished with 52. Tim Field was the best of the bowlers snaring 3/43. South Malvern had a game to forget losing to Weedons by 205 runs. Weedons batted first and racked up 280/9 in their 45 overs. Trent Boyle was

In the runs . . . Peter Fulton scored a century in the latest round of Country Cricket. dismissed eight runs short of a century for 92 while Mike Kingston scored 70. It was a good recovery from Weedons who were 56/4 early in their innings. In reply South Malvern were never in the hunt falling to 41/8 before being all out for 75 in the 15th over. George Redpath was the bowler who did the damage for Weedons, taking 6/31. The final match of round two was an easy victory to Lincoln over Greendale with Jeremy Benton starring with bat and

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Wicket . . . Canterbury Country cricketers celebrate a wicket.


Country beaten by Metro Rangiora girl plays her part in Canterbury hockey win Young Rangiora hockey player Hayley McKellow has helped Canterbury Primary A take out the Collier Trophy at the national tournament in Palmerston North. Hayley, a year 7 Ashgrove School student and a member of the Rangiora Gold 11­a­side hockey team spent the final week of her school holidays at the tournament. Canterbury won all its games scoring

Canterbury Country 255/9: P Fulton 89 (107), M Rowe 29 (28), A Robertson 27 (16), J Benton 26no (25), H Shipley 24 (39), S Stewart 21 (18), L Van Beek 3/43 (10), R McCone 2/48 (10) lost to Metro Red 260/3 (47.1 overs): J Case 109 (130), J Abraham 70 (90).

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


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Offers and prices advertised here expire Monday 19th October 2015.


Canterbury Country produced an improved effort on Sunday against the Red Metro selection but still lost the match convincingly. Despite a good 89 from Peter Fulton and a number of useful efforts the total of 255 looked short on a very good MainPower Oval wicket. Jeff Case and Joel Abraham then

Success . . . Hayley McKellow played her part in Canterbury’s recent Collier Trophy PHOTO: SUPPLIED win.

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Properties for sale throughout North Canterbury

23 Heywards Road, Clarkville $1,295,000

Live The Dream - Love The Location If location and quality are top of your list - look no further. Substantial country homes this close to the city limits are always in high demand. Superbly appointed and built to accommodate a large family, this home enjoys the best of both worlds - luxury and comfort with a floor area of 367m2.

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Featuring five bedrooms, three bathrooms, expansive open plan kitchen/dining/family room and separate formal living. A fabulous entertainer with expansive patio areas and a secure self cleaning salt water swimming pool.

Landscaping is well underway for the lucky new owners to reap the benefits in the near future. Nestled on a 4.2970ha block with four car garage, secure electronic gates and dual access - perfect to get a float or truck to the back four bay barn (three open one lock up with 3 phase power). Seven well defined paddocks each with reticulated water to the paddocks and its own bore (well). This home has the X factor and will be sold!

Gemma Roberts Licensed Sales Consultant P. 03 323 6045 or M. 027 223 6471 E. gemma.roberts@harcourts.co.nz Sue Roberts Licensed Sales Consultant P. 03 323 6045 or M. 027 440 1282 E. sue.roberts@harcourts.co.nz View online: www.harcourts.co.nz/BF25342 5





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Eco-Lifestyle Opportunity 731 Ashley Gorge Road, Glentui –

Thursday October 15 2015

Harcourts ID: RG7379

Bargain Hunters Welcome...

Harcourts ID: BF25363

NO Power Bills ! This is the perfect property for those

372 Mandeville Road, Ohoka – Action wanted ASAP - all genuine offers considered. What the next

seeking peace, privacy, a natural environment and an opportunity to live off the grid using hydro

lucky owner will get is the ultimate private haven, comprising of 302m² constructed from rammed earth

power generation. A charming rustic open-plan three year old 225sqm home has been designed

brick, quality fixtures & fittings throughout. Sited on 4.3170ha of beautiful grounds with two great sheds

to integrate harmoniously with the environment on 9.95ha. Must be viewed to be appreciated.

- 10x7m2 workshop plus 4x6m2 bus height caravan shed and paddocks for stock and water via own

Take a moment and view the property via the link https://youtu.be/XLX2FmNti6A

well. Immediate settlement available if required.

Linda Warren-Davey

Gemma & Sue Roberts

Licensed Sales Consultant

Deadline Sale: Friday 30th October 2015 (unless sold prior)

Licensed Sales Consultants

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





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





First step to Rural Riches!

Harcourts ID: RG7370

Developers Require Quick Sale

Harcourts ID: BF25334

261 Swannanoa Road, Fernside – My owners are drawing the curtains on 15 years of happiness

51 Beachvale Drive, Kaiapoi – This immaculate brand new linea-board property is extremely attractive

here, decision is made and there’s no turning back. So their sanctuary could be one of the best value

and needs to be sold urgently by our community-group developers. Three double bedrooms with

lifestyle opportunities available in 2015. Only a few minutes to Rangiora. This sound home has a

master en-suite and walk-in-robe, beautifully sunny open-plan living / kitchen areas which open to

feeling of warmth and charm but there is ample room to add value. Garaging includes office space and

outside patios, second separate living area, tiled bathrooms, carpeted double-garage, and impeccably

workbench. Sited on 4 ha, well maintained paddocks + the bonus of a stock water race.

landscaped lawns with garden under way makes for this very livable and smart home.

Peta Murch

Mitchell Roberts & Mana Tai

Auction: Wednesday 28th October 3.00 p.m. (unless sold prior)

Licensed Sales Consultant

P. 03 313 6158 M. 027 313 9032 E. peta.murch@harcourts.co.nz

Auction: Wednesday 28th October 3.00 p.m. (unless sold prior)

Licensed Sales Consultants





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





Instructions Are Very Clear - Just Sell!

Harcourts ID: HPG6325

More Bangs for Your Buck

Harcourts ID: BF25289

4 Charles Street, Kaiapoi – My sellers are committed to moving and have secured their next move:

683a Main North Road, Belfast – Your eyes don’t deceive you, the icons convey accurately the size

Views down the River Kaiapoi. Large enclosed section. Double bedrooms. Modern kitchen, open plan

and scope of the home! With this space and this accommodation your mind will boggle with endless

living. Separate sitting rooms. Separate laundry. Family bathroom and ensuite. Sunroom. Single external

options be it homely or perhaps a commercial upside. View now you will certainly enjoy the surprise.

garage. Off street parking. Close to the shops, parks, rugby grounds, schools and main highway. Early inspection is highly recommended, as the instructions are very clear - Just sell!

Amanda Smith

Karen & Barry Ellis

Licensed Sales Consultant

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

Contributor to www.realestate.co.nz

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Amberley Lifestyle Living Stage 1 & 2 Selling NOW! - Spread your wings at Tekoa Estate Amberley! - With its very own sports field an d cricket oval, walking distance from the village and a few minutes to the beach

Cricket Oval

- Tekoa Estate is somewhere the kids can play and where you can discover lifestyle living


- Generously sized sections from 1800m2, internally fenced, fully serviced and family ready

Stage 1

- Priced from $165,000

Stage 2 Stage 3

- Titles due end of October Agent on site Sunday 11.00am - 1.00pm Register Your Interest NOW!

Stage 4

Gemma Roberts M. 027 223 6471 Licensed Sales Consultant

Greg Roberts Licensed Business Owner

P. 0800 789 10 11

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For Sale

New Listing | South Eyre Road, Eyrewell 4 Hectares Country Elegance. Five bedroom, three living area, sawn Oamaru Stone home. Formal lounge adjoins the large open plan dining/ family room, media room - complete with a bar and its own outdoor entertainment area. The master bedroom has an en suite and large walk-in wardrobe. The log burner is equipped with a wetback and solar heating, and there is a separate zoned underfloor heating system. The house is set on four hectares of f ertilised, good quality pasture and includes cattle yards with loading ramp and 3-bay shed, with one bay being fully lockable. | Property ID RA1658

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

Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425

1.08 Hectares

Inspection By appointment

Contact Emily Newell 027 472 0409 Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

Grace, Space, Place. Stewart Ross-designed home stands in one of the district’s finest mature gardens with a residence of 360m² and self-contained matching annex of 150m². Four bedrooms, four living spaces, billiards room and additional snug with Inglenook fire. Underfloor electric and solid fuel Juno burner on wetback provide choices for heating and the property is entirely double glazed. With a deep well, treated county supply and stockrace, there is an abundance of water. It also features a 4-bay barn, pony paddock, orchard and excellent garden. | Property ID RA1659

670 Hectares

Inspection By appointment

Contact James Murray 027 436 8103

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).

Emily Newell 027 472 0409

Barry Keys 027 434 7689

Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600

Closing 4pm, Wednesday 4 November 2015

Inspection By appointment

Contact Maurice Newell 027 240 1718 Emily Newell 027 472 0409


Waipara | 1006 & 1102 Glenmark Drive

Closing 1pm, Tuesday 3 November 2015

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

Deadline Sale

New Listing | McHughs Road, Mandeville

Closing 4pm, Monday 9 November 2015 (unless sold prior)

Deadline Sale

Hawarden | 216 Broxton Road

James Murray 027 436 8103

Deadline Sale

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

Inspection By appointment

Contact Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425

Allan Gifford 027 226 2379

Chris Abbott 027 435 2872

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For Sale Final Reminder

206 Mt Brown Road Broomfield Deadline Sale

Closing 4pm, Thursday 22 October 2015

Contact James Murray 027 436 8103 A Taste Of Tuscany. Established Olive Grove, 14.05 hectares 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


4 Inland Road 21 Hectares Deadline Sale

Closing 4pm, Thursday 29 October 2015 (unless sold prior)

Deadline Sale

Amberley | 40 Reserve Road 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

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

Contact Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

Open Home Sunday 1.00 to 2.00pm

Contact Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425 Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

Historic Cottage And Farmlet. Well presented block with Templeton and Barrhill soils, situated close to the town of Waiau. 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 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



Double Corner Road 8.2 hectares

166 Lilly Road 4 Hectares

Deadline Sale


Closing 4pm, Wednesday 28 October 2015




Emily Newell 027 472 0409 Maurice Newell 027 240 1718 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

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718 Emily Newell 027 472 0409 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




Deadline Sale

By negotiation

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

118 Dalbeg Road 8.3 Hectares

Courage Road 1,000m2 - 2,023m2


Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425

Contact Emily Newell 027 472 0409 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

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

Thursday October 15 2015



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

A Lady Paperhanger and Painter, all work guaran­ teed, free quotes. Phone Carol 027 435 9165 or 03 3127 327. PAINTER. Top quality work. No job too big or small. We stand by Canter­ bury. Call Wayne 027 274 3541.

ALL your decorating requirements, private and DISMANTLING and buying all models of commercial, competitive Falcons now. Please phone rates. Free quotes. 25 years + experience. Phone Steve 03 3125 064 . 03 312 5515, 027 576 0585.

Pride & Quality Painting & Decorating Services


BUILDER / Handyman. 20 yrs exp, fast and friendly Affordable building work service. For all your painting by Qualified Builder. All needs, phone: Martin 310 work considered. Inside / 6187 or 021 128 9867 outside jobs, decks and Canterbury sheds. Free quotes. Phone NORTH Painters. Reg Tradesman. Jay 027 746 7648. Interior, exterior painting. Free quotes. Covering North Canterbury, Oxford, Concrete Services Kaiapoi, Rangiora, Amber­ ley. Phone Robin Driver 03 AFFORDABLE concrete 327 7899 or 027 432 3520. cutting with quality and removal work. Free quotes. AVAILABLE now quali­ No job too small. Ph 027 fied tradesmen. Roofs, 442 2219, Fax 03 359 6052 exterior and interior, com­ mercial painting. In North or A/H 03 359 4605. Canterbury for 20 years. Quality workmanship. No A PROFESSIONAL job job too big or too small. by local owner operator, Phone Mike Watts for a from concrete around new free quote 027 931 1876 or homes to resurfacing 03 327 5388. floors. For your next con­ crete job, residential or business, phone LE’ CON­ Garage Sales CRETE on 03 314 9366. WOODEND 43 Gladstone Road. Saturday 17th Octo­ ber, 9am start. Numerous Chimney Cleaning Plants mostly Natives, assorted Timber, Garden ABEL & Prestige Chimney Tools, Cook Books and Cleaning. Nth Cant. Owned Clothes. and operated. Professional guaranteed service. All KAIAPOI 5 Mc Intosh firebox repairs. Ph Ken & Place. Saturday 17th Octo­ ber, 9am start. Good assort­ Trish 312 5764. ment. Cancelled if wet.

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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.

(conditions apply)

(Road code & pre-assessment driving training provided)

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

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


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

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.

SUMMERFIELD Fencing Ltd in your area now. Lifestyle or farm, sheep, cattle, horse, all types of animals. Fences, yards, sheds, arenas, shelters, runs. 27 years contract fencing. John is available to NO bees? Rent a beehive. help with your design and Fully managed by regis­ planning. Ph Carol or John tered bee keepers. You get on 03 312 4747. pollination plus honey. Phone 027 657 2007.

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 position is for 40 hours per week and 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. 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 The Council is an equal opportunities employer.



For Sale


NORTHEND FENCING LTD is in your area. For all fencing requirements eg; dairy conversions, vineyards, deer fencing, lifestyle blocks, post and rail, quality workmanship guaranteed, competitive rates. Phone Mike 027 313 1872.

RIDE ON mower. $3700 ono. Catcher & trailer, fully auto, hydrostatic. Only done approx 12hrs. Had 1st service. Ph Ron 314 7660 or Lance 03 389 5647.

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.

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


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Weka Earthmoving Requires an experienced digger operator on a casual basis. Please phone Richard on 021 115 3689.

JOBS! Looking for work?. Come in and register with us. Phone Jade Resourcing 03 327 0656. 66 Ohoka Rd, Kaiapoi.

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.

This week’s open homes in North Canterbury Thursday October 15th Fernside 5.00pm


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All applicattions treattedd in sttriictt conffidence. Applications close 30/10/2015. 1658714

This is a new store and we need someone to help make it the destination shop for trade customers and DIY enthusiasts who value product knowledge, personal service and quality brands. Essential skills will include: • Sales experience and strong customer focus • Familiar with, and good product knowledge of tools (some assembly and lifting is a requirement) • Proficient computer skills • Ability to work unsupervised • Team player with a can-do attitude • And, essentially, the ability to assist the Store Manager in developing a start-up store. This is a full time position and includes some Saturday mornings. Email CV to Robbie at amberley@thetoolshed.co.nz by 22nd October 2015

Public Notices

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Young people: Amberley Play Centre Amberley Pony Club Amberley Pre-School Apia Schools (with other clubs) Broomfield School – camp Camp Quality Child Cancer Foundation Talented horse rider (Mongolian Derby) Dancing Teacher (assist pupil) Diabetes Youth Fostering Kids Going Bananas (stage show) Lions Childrens' music festival Heart Kids Kenya Books Ronald McDonald House Santa Claus Workshop Special Needs Teacher,local student Talented footballer Total Total

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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.

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



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CRAIGS Trees (03) 327-4190


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

GARDEN CLUB PLANT STALL Rangiora garden club are holding their annual plant stall on Friday 23rd October from 9am-1pm, we have two stalls, one outside Harrington Jewellers and the other outside NZ Post on High street.

Very ry y competitive rates We operate two vans

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

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

NORTH Canterbury Tree Care. Specialising in big trees in small spaces, long term tree plans, advisory service, fully insured. Free Engineering quotes, prompt service. EXCEL Eng. Ltd. Struc­ Phone Mike Gilbert 0800 tural & General Engineers. 873 336. Coded welding, House Beams & Lintels, STUMP REMOVAL Ser­ Machining, Profile Cutting, vicing North Canterbury Hydraulic Press, Crane for prompt professional ser­ Truck Hire & Skip Hire. vice. Phone Tim 0800 178 Avail now for all jobbing 867. work. We also manufacture & repair jet boats. Work­ shop at 181 Loburn Whiterock Rd. Ph/fax 03 312 8884, mobile 027 486 0415 anytime. TREE REMOVALS THINNING & PRUNING STUMP GRINDING Gardening FELLING & TOPPING FULLY INSURED

This is the only fundraiser we do for th he club says President, Sue Petersen. This enables us to help subsidise bus trrips and entries into gardens that we visitt.

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

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

Geraldine Summer Fête is proudly sponsored by Talbot Silver Ltd.




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


Do you want help to prepare a budget? We offer a free and confidential service In your home or at our office...

Treat yourself to a day of indulgence in the beautiful garden setting. Over 10 high quality stalls,   live music and delicious food.    A Day not to be missed!!

Enquiries to Maria 03 313 2232 or 022 094 2620

Shuttle Service

War Memorial Hall, 1 Albert Street, Rangiora 7400 info@bsnc.org.nz www.bsnc.org.nz

“Stover Farm” State Highway 79, Geraldine


The Rangiora club currently has a membe ership of 100 and growing. It's s great to meet up with like minded people and make new friends. We e have an interesting programme with lots of speak kers and trips planned for the year. We meet the e first Wednesday of the month at the Methodist Church Hall on King Street at 7.30pm.

For enquiries please phone 313 3089 or 313 0368


Please forward your response, toggether with your CV to:


The Lions Club of Amberley District Inc. by way of its charitable trust THANKS the Amberley community for its support during our latest financial year. These included: Firewood – Pine cones – Fishing contest – Golf tournament – Battery collections – Lion mints. Through public generosity we have been able to make donations in the sum of $28,655 to the following worthy recipients: “Spirit of Adventure” $200 Alcohol Wise – Billy Graham's address $500 Amberley Garden Club $300 Anzac Day $2234 Autism NZ $200 Aviva Family Violence $200 Birch Hill WW1 trek $200 Blind Foundation $200 Cancer Society – beds at “Teviotdale” $3183 Cant. Medical Research $200 Canty. Air Rescue Trust $250 Catholic Church, Amberley historic bldg $5000 Chamberlain Tractors (meals) $217 Chambelain. Park Aviary $269 Cystic Fibrosis $200 Deaf Foundation $200 Fred Hollows Foundation – sight restoration $500 IHC $250 Suicide Prevention $200 Keep NZ Beautiful $114 Leithfield Boxing Club $879 Lions Club of Kaiapoi – golf $200 Lions Club of Whitianga – tractor trip $100 Lloyd Morgan Lions Trust $370 Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinsons. $200 N.C. Axemens' Assn (show day) $750 Nepal Disaster $500 NZ Breast Cancer $250 Senior Citizens function $1000 Sensible Sentencing Trust $150 Vanuatu Appeal $200 Total $19,216

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Free Quotes 027 2299 454 Trades

TILING J.A.S Tiling Services Ltd. Professional, prompt, friendly service. For all your tiling needs, kitchens, bathrooms, splashbacks, hearths, entranceways. Ceramic tiles, porcelain tiles, stone veneer, slate. Please phone Andy or Jo 027 322 7191, 03 310 7640 or email andy@jas­tiling.nz. FARMS & Lifestyle Blocks. Do you require help? Not enough time to get all those jobs done? Fencing repairs / Building maintenance / Stock water & Irrigation. General farm & stock work. Or perhaps need to get away and require an experienced per­ son to manage your prop­ erty. I take pride in being prompt and reliable. Refer­ ences available. Phone Ken 021 307 019.


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

Matt Smith

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


So, if you: • Are looking for a progressive forward thinking firm; • Have competencies to apply to our business, including returns preparation; • Have experience with accounting software – Xero, MYOB or Banklink


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The perfect fit for this role will be someone with strong administrative skills and knowledge of procedures/tax compliance in a Chartered Accountants office.

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required for a busy Chartered Accountancy and Business Advisory firm operating from modern offices in Rangiora.

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Team Member – Practice Support Person

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To Let

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

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

SHEARER Mobile Sheep Shearer available for Life­ style Blocks. Over 30 years experience. Phone Stuart 027 315 6916.

SHEARER Sheep Shearer available, fully mobile setup for lifestylers. Also available for one stand work. Ph 021 0864 0372.

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

PROPERTY MAINTEN­ ANCE. Lawns, gardens, hedges, chainsaw work, pruning, painting and minor home alterations. TOWN AND COUNTRY. Phone Mike 03 313 0261.

SCREEN PRINTING. For all your printing requirements. T­shirts, Hoodies, Hi­Vis vests and polos, Overalls, Caps etc. Please phone Heather 03 313 0261 or email heather.norstar@gmail.com.

WORKSHOP to lease. 550sqm near Waikari, lock­ able yard. Ph Nicky 03 314 4131.

Agricultural Services

Mainland Conveyor Services MCS

Ph Robyn on 03 314 8325 or robyn.bristow@thenewsnc.co.nz To advertise your business with us

WOF $35

Semi–retired Builder Trade Qualified and LBP

Tyre Services Ltd

23 High Street Rangiora 03 313 6096



For Vehicle Servicing phone Allan

Carrying out all types of carpentry work & repairs in North Canterburyy. Totally honest & reliable. All building work considered. Free quotes – guaranteed workmanship. PH Steve 03 920 3081 or 027 433 9140

Civil and Drainage

Driveways Landscaping Retaining Walls Earthworks Foundations

Wastewater Septic Tanks Treatment Plants Drainage Irrigation


• 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


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






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

Ring Mark 027 229 7310 for a free quote

Oxford Butchery Bevan and Shane Frahm

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

Number one

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


Chiropractic Services

www.longsilver construction.com

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

• Licensed Building Practitioner

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

• Registered Master Builder

Select Health


Computer Repairs


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

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

“If it’s broke, let’s fix it”





Wilson Decorators Ltd

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

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

Mauds Softfurnishings gs

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

88 Williams Street, Kaiapoi (Up long driveway)


51 Ashley Street Rangiora

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

For all your Conveyor requirements

Ph 03 314 8335 or email info@thenewsnc.co.nz Automotive





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







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

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

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

PHONE (0274) 350 279 or A.H. 314 8384 www.russellarthurfencing.co.nz

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




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


Russell Arthur

Free quotes (will travel)

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

PLEASE CALL 0800 277 822

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

Domestic | Commercial | Repairs | Alterations | Additions



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


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

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

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For all Flat Glass repairs in Wooden & Aluminium • Doors • Windows • Conservatories

• Garden tidy-ups • Rubbish removal • Rose pruning • Shrub and tree pruning • Lawn mowing • Lawn maintenance • 27 years experience

Can Supply & Install


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

Bookkeeping Services

• Cat Doors • Mirrors • Splash Backs • Showers

Call us now on (03) 313 5335 NORTH CANTERBURY

Glass & Auto Glass


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

Retrofit Double Glazing • All flat Glass Repairs • Caravans • Horse Floats • Vehicles

We also repair Windscreens and install Double Glazing

Landscape Design


Landscaping For all your landscaping needs


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

Phone 027 6266 6566

Landscape Architect available for Professional Garden Design

North Canterbury

To contact us ph (03) 310 6534


Neil Batchelor ph 027 210 0181 info@priorityglass.co.nz For first glass service!




• Cookers • Fireplaces • Radiators • Central Heating g Installation

All Insurance Companies work welcome

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

027 922 4833 moneypennies@yahoo.com


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

Glass Repair



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Massage Therapy


Call me for a free no obligation consultation.



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

Painters / Decorators


Sports, Injuries, Trigger Point, Relaxation, Deep Tissue



All work guaranteed! Contact your Locally Owned & Operated Pest Experts today for a free quote and advice.


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

Combined Pest Control Spider & Fly Control


Craig & Bridget Hughes Approved Handler

0800 500 442 or 03 313 1443



Domestic, Commercial & Rural

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

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




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



Kaiapoi Podiatry

For All Your Foot Care Needs

Julia Home

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

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

Timber Sales



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

Waterblasting Ltd Servicing Canterbury Commercial & Residential



Quality Timb ber at discounted prices

We have a wide range of timber


Decking from $0.97 cents

Locally owned and operated

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


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

Water Blasting


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




Are you sick of being Pestered?

Wasps • Spiders / White Tails Rodents • Silverfish • Fleas Ants • Flies / Cluster Flies Borer • Pest Control Products



Pest Control



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

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Arthur Burke Ltd

Your Trusted North Canterbury Holden & Suzuki Dealership

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














Markham Street, Amberley www.arthurburke.co.nz


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


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