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Amberley A&P Show Pages 25 - 33 Thursday October 22, 2015 | Issue 672

Farewell: Compass manager bids adieu. — page 7.

Real estate: Nth Canterbury property sales.

Showtime: Amberley celebrates its agricultural roots.

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Local poet wins national award By ROBYN BRISTOW Local poet, Bernadette Hall, is ‘‘thrilled and amazed’’ she is one of three recipients of the 2015 Prime Minister’s Award for Literary Achievement, poetry. ‘‘It is pretty overwhelming. ‘‘Poetry is at heart, communal,’’ says Mrs Hall who lives with her husband John in a renovated fisherman’s bach at Amberley Beach and is widely known in the Hurunui community for organising the Writer’s Tea Party in the Hurunui Library in Amberley. ‘‘So grateful am I to the Hurunui where John and I have settled so happily,’’ she says. Mrs Hall, who will be awarded $60,000 in recognition of her outstanding contribution to New Zealand literature ­ poetry, receives her award in Wellington today (Thursday) from the Minister of Arts, Culture and Heritage, Maggie Barry. Bernadette was Alexandra born and grew up in Dunedin where she was educated, gaining an MA in Latin from the University of Otago. She has received several major awards for her writing. She has been writer­in­ residence at the University of Canterbury (1991), Burns Fellow at the University of Otago (1996), and held the writer’s fellowship at Victoria University (2006) where she was attached to the International Institute of Modern Letters.

In 1997 she took part in the International Writers’ Programme in Iowa, and in 2004 she shared an Artist in Antarctic award with her friend and collaborator, the Dunedin artist, Kathryn Madill. In 2007 she held the Rathcoola Residency in Donoughmore, Ireland. A poet and playwright, Hall began publishing in her 40s and quickly established herself as a unique poetic

❛Poetry is at heart, communal❜ — Bernadette Hall voice in New Zealand literature. The author of ten poetry collections, her work has been widely published in national and international anthologies. Her poems have been included in the online anthology Best New Zealand Poems on seven occasions. In 2011 she was the editor of this anthology. Her first collection of poems, Heartwood (Caxton Press) was published in 1989. It featured artwork by Joanna Margaret Paul. Three subsequent collections, Of Elephants etc (1990), The Persistent Levitator (1994) and Still Talking (1997), all Victoria University Press (VUP), have cemented her reputation as one of the more distinctive poets to have emerged since the late 1980s. While continuing her professional life as a high

school teacher, Hall went on to produce two more collections of poetry. Settler Dreaming (VUP) was published in 2001. In 2002 it was shortlisted for the inaugural Tasmania Pacific Poetry Prize. Featuring design and artwork by Kathryn Madill, it was also shortlisted in the 2002 Spectrum Print Book Design Awards. The Merino Princess: Selected poems (VUP) with artwork and design by Kathryn Madill, was published in 2004. Vincent O’Sullivan said of Hall, ‘Hers are poems whose technical finesse resonates and performs. They are the work of a questing, generous, civilised mind, one that quite knows what its values are and says so in ways that are definingly unique.’ At the end of 2004, inspired by her trip to Antarctica, Hall retired from high school teaching to focus her energies on her writing. The Way of the Cross was published in 2005 to mark the Centenary of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Christchurch. It contains fourteen poems by Hall inspired by the Stations of the Cross sculpted by Llew Summers which were installed in the Cathedral. Poems from The Way of the Cross have been used by the Dunedin composer, Anthony Ritchie, in his Stations Symphony which was premiered by the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra on February 22, 2014, in remembrance of all

who died or suffered as a result of the February 22 Christchurch earthquake in 2011.

Thrilled . . . Bernadette Hall,

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The Ponies (VUP), a collection of profound and beautiful Antarctic poems, was published in 2007. At its heart is a group of poems dedicated to Hall’s niece, Shelley Mather, who died in the London bombings in 2005. Her 2009 collection of poetry, The Lustre Jug, drew on Hall’s experiences in Ireland on the six­month­long, privately funded, Rathcoola Fellowship. It was a finalist in

the 2010 New Zealand Post Book Awards. In 2008, she co­founded the Hagley Writers’ Institute in Christchurch. In 2013, having retired from teaching at the Institute, she became its Patron. She was a member of the judging panel for the 2013 New Zealand Post Book Awards. Life & Customs was published by VUP in 2013. Damien Wilkins wrote of it ‘ this collection has the power to enchant’. In the late 1980’s Hall was the poetry editor of Takahe magazine and continued this voluntary work for ten years. Subsequently, she inaugurated a return to the publication of a weekly poem in the Christchurch Press and for five years was the poetry editor there. In 2002 she co­edited, along with James Norcliffe, Big Sky, an anthology of Canterbury poems (Shoal Bay Press). In 2006 she edited Like Love Poems, (VUP) a collection of selected and mostly unpublished work by her friend, the Wanganui painter and poet, Joanna Margaret Paul. The Judas Tree (Canterbury University Press, 2013) is a collection of poems by New Zealand’s first woman war poet, Lorna Staveley Anker edited by Hall. She is highly regarded as a performer of her work and as a teacher of Creative Writing. An extract from one of Hall’s Antarctic poems has been accepted for a Literary Trail along the Avon River.

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Thursday October 22 2015

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Meanwhile the supporters have placed a half page advertisement in The News Support for Rangiora High School saying Mrs Burrows needs to be back at Rangiora High School ‘‘forthwith’’. principal Peggy Burrows is being It says Commissioner Moore must ramped up. An online petition has been launched ‘‘conclude her engagement and fulfil her role to assist Peggy in providing support calling on the Minister of Education Hekia Parata to fully reinstate Mrs whilst the school resolves a number of Burrows as principal of the school with difficult issues, but also keeps the ‘‘immediate effect’’. community and stakeholders informed The petition says Mrs Burrows is a with transparent processes and accurate ‘‘passionate, intelligent, highly information.’’ productive and world class educator It then list issues the group believes creating incredible results with fantastic are at stake ­ land sale/purchase, new students, excellent senior teaching staff school buildings, privacy of information and a supportive community’’. investigation ­ confidential board papers/ The petition comes as supporters grow release of private and or sensitive information relating to staff, previous frustrated at the lack of information about Mrs Burrows who was suspended trustees. The group is also calling on parents to in July last year for allegedly leaking write to the Minister of Education, the confidential documents to Television One News, documents one former Board Ministry of Education and email of Trustees says were already among his Rangiora High School in support of Mrs board papers. Burrows. Her suspension followed the The petition and advertisement follow appointment of a Commissioner, Bev in the wake of a Facebook page set up in Moore, by the Ministry of Education in support of Mrs Burrows. According to a recent newsletter from Commissioner February last year to replace the Board of Trustees at the school. Supporters are Moore, Mrs Burrows is now on sick leave. She acknowledges the lack of anxious for the situation at Rangiora information about the situation being High School to be resolved before it affects student learning and the school’s ‘‘frustrating for some people’’ but adds it roll. has also fueled ‘‘some misinformation’’. Employment legislation bound her Respondents to the petition already total nearly 400 and have come from from saying anything more and she could only reiterate that ‘‘Mrs Burrows around the world with one from the remains on sick leave’’ and that United States saying ‘‘once again a processes instigated within the school commissioner ruining not only a school were ‘‘currently paused’’ pending her but an eductor’s life’’ while a former student now living in Christchurch says return. She says while the processes have ‘‘she is the most inspirational lady I have ever met and the most loving principal’’. come at a cost to the school, she believes it is important to base decisions on full Organiser Paul Finch, on behalf of a information so that ‘‘robust and fair group of supporters, says support has decisions are made.’’ The newsletter come from Invercargill to Northlands, from the United States, United Kingdom, comes as The News learns of several pupils leaving the school and some Australia and the Cook Islands. parents looking elsewhere for their ‘‘There are some awesome notes of children next year. support,’’ he says.

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Kaiapoi-born historian to speak Kaiapoi­born and bred historian Professor Glyn Harper is to speak at Kaiapoi High School on Friday from 2pm. The Massey University war studies professor, who attended Kaiapoi North School and Kaiapoi High School, is the team leader of a centenary history of New Zealand’s involvement in World War 1 project. His topic will be ‘‘Bully Beef, Biscuits and Scurvy’’. The event is being hosted by the Kaiapoi RSA and students from Kaiapoi High School, Rangiora High School and Oxford Area School, members of the Kaiapoi and Rangiora RSAs and the wider public are invited. There is no charge. Kaiapoi RSA president Neill Price says this Friday, October 23, is the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Marquette in the Aegean Sea, where 10 New Zealand nurses drowned. In memory of those nurses, 10 white crosses with short biographies will be placed beside the Kaiapoi Cenotaph.

Centre Stage 2 The News has two pairs of tickets to give away to the Centre Stage 2 teen talent competition, being held at the Rangiora Town Hall on Friday from 7pm. The tickets will be given away on a first come, first served basis. Please ring The News’ Rangiora office (03) 3132840 to arrange pick up. Celebrity cook Jax Hamilton has had to pull out of hosting the event at short notice. However, The News can confirm that Compass FM manager Mike Le Petit will be a celebrity judge on the night. Conservation Week November 1 to 8 A range of activities are planned in North Canterbury for Conservation Week, including: A family (including the dog) picnic at Wooded Gully, Mt Thomas on Sunday 1 November with guided walks, a treasure hunt, displays and plant id game for children. Tuhaitara Coastal Park open day at Woodend Beach on Sunday 8 November with walks, displays and music, Birds of the Ashley River photographic exhibition at the Chamber Gallery Rangiora Library from October 25 to November 26, Geocaching challenge in partnership with Visit Waimakariri to find any of the seven caches hidden for Conservation Week in North Canterbury to enter a draw and win great prizes from Air New Zealand and Macpac. See conservationweek.org.nz for more details, and see The News Conservation Week feature on 29 October. ANZACS War Horses giveaway The News has a DVD of The ANZACS War Horses to giveaway. The DVD, produced by South Coast Productions, tells the story of the commemorative 100 Horses 100 Years Anzac ride in the Amuri and shows the horrors that were inflicted on courageous horses. To enter email info@thenewsnc.co.nz to be in the draw to win. Entries close November 2 and the winner will be announced on November 5. Story page 9. Parking Enforcement Parking limits may soon be enforced in Rangiora’s town centre. Over the last four years 120 minute parking limits have not been enforced due to the earthquake recovery, however Waimakariri Mayor David Ayers says the council has advertised for a tender and will look to enforce time limits in future. ‘‘It’s not about revenue gathering. It’s about circulating and sharing the parking around.’’ The Rangiora Community Board will also review whether the council owned carpark between Rangiora Toyota and Monteiths and PGG Wrightson should have a two hour limit in future.

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Special celebration for Model T By SHELLEY TOPP There is a special birthday bash planned in Rangiora this evening, Thursday, October 22. A 1915 Model T Ford will be celebrating its 100th birthday during an evening to discuss early motoring at the Rangiora Museum. The event is open to the public, and a special cake has been made for the occasion by Shannon van Til of Rangiora’s Artisan Cafe ´. The soft top is owned by Ann Jelfs, president of the museum, and was restored by her late husband, Gordon in 1956, after being originally owned by the Thirlwall family of Waikuku. It is one of more than 15 million Model T’s made, which were sold worldwide from 1908 to 1927. The Model T was made by the Ford Motor Company. It was called the ‘‘universal car’’ by its maker, Henry Ford, and nicknamed Tin Lizzie by the public. It was a low­cost, mass­produced car that Mr Ford hoped would make motoring

accessible to most people. Mrs Jelfs said the initial restoration work on the Model T took her husband about 7 months, but he spent many hours after that gradually restoring it back to it’s original condition. The work was a continuing labour of love for him, until his death last year. The car had been used for many processions, rallies and weddings over the years, she said. ‘‘We have had some wonderful times, and met some wonderful people.’’ A trip to Australia in 1970 for two rallies had been a lot of fun. One of the best things about rallying in the Tin Lizzie was that everywhere you went people wanted to stop and talk about the car, she said. She had learnt to drive the car, and it was very basic to handle. ‘‘It’s a bit like an automatic, you put your foot on a pedal for first gear and take your foot off for top gear,’’ she said. It also had kerosene lamps on the front of the car for night­time travelling. These were needed to light the road ahead whenever the driver had to slow

down, because as the revs went down, the car’s headlights switched off until the speed picked up again. Pam Criglington said her great grandfather, William Thirlwall was the original owner of the car. Her grandmother, Agnes Thirlwall, had driven it as a teenager, and she retained the car after her father’s death. However, after her marriage to Fred Morris, it sat in a garage unused for 35 years surviving two floods, until Gordon Jelfs took it away for restoration. Mrs Criglington said she and her two sisters, Marie and Diane, and cousins Phyllis and Lucille, had played in their grandmother’s stationary car during their childhood. ‘‘We all pretended to be the driver,’’ she said. Mr Jelfs took the ‘‘fully restored and gleaming’’, car back to show Agnes in 1957. ‘‘He took us both for a ride,’’ Mrs Criglington said. ‘‘Nanna was thrilled to bits.’’ Her favourite old car had been idle for so many years, she thought it would never run again.

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Thursday October 22 2015

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Facebook helps save production By DAVID HILL Facebook saved the day for a school holiday production recently. A power surge in the Rangiora Town Hall could have been disaster for the Dale Hartley School of Speech and Drama’s production of the Wizard of Oz earlier this month. Director Dale Hartley­Brown says the school’s two evening performances were controlled via Facebook, after a power surge took out the communication system between the stage manager Tegan Patrick and her back stage crew. However quick thinking saved the day. ‘‘Tegan quickly realised they all had Facebook on their phones so she set up a private message stream for the key technical operators and crew in order for her to be able to co­ordinate a show involving several different back drops, set pieces on wheels, a followspot, radio microphones, music, complex lighting and smoke effects

plus flying performers. This was no mean feat. ‘‘They were real troopers. They pulled it off so well. Everything happened perfectly I didn’t even know anything was wrong until after the first performance, Dale also paid tribute to assistant stage manager Elizabeth Mullan, sound operators Joseph Reeves and Joshua Starling, lighting operator Ciara ´ n Searle, followspot operator Lee Patrick and fly floor head Grant Hartley­Brown. Before the advent of Facebook, Dale says the stage manager would have had to send a runner to tell the crew ‘‘you’re on your own’’. ‘‘They all have scripts with stuff written on them, so they know what they need to do, but the stage manager has to co­ordinate them to get the timing right. There’s quite a lot of co­ ordinating to make sure things happen on time, especially if there’s a costume change.’’

Facebook . . . Messaging on Facebook saved the day following a power surge at PHOTO: SUPPLIED the Rangiora Town Hall.

Time to start ticking again soon Time has stood still for several years in part of Kaiapoi’s main centre. But early next year, thanks to the efforts of developer Jedd Pearce of Lifestyle Properties, it will start to move again. A new clock, with four faces reaching to all corners of Kaiapoi, will be installed atop a tower at the corner of Williams and Charles Street, on the new Enterprise North Canterbury’s Business Centre site. The Business Centre was designed with a clock tower to provide a home for the outdoor clock which once kept time

on the old brick building known as the Kaiapoi War Memorial in Charles Street. The building had been home to the Kidsfirst Kindergarten prior to the devastating earthquakes that changed much of Kaiapoi forever. The building was vacated but in September 2013 fire broke out in the building, damaging the old clock, burning out the mechanism and leaving it beyond repair. Mr Pearce promptly set about sourcing a new clock. It was a task that proved more challenging than expected as no New

Zealand based manufacturer was able to provide one. He eventually found one at a well­respected manufacturer in Hampshire in the United Kingdom. The clock has black baton style number markers and will have a face on all four sides of the tower. It also has a sophisticated control system that automatically adjusts following power failures and seasonal time changes. It is expected in town early next year. Chief Executive of ENC, Heather Warwick, believes the building featuring the clock tower will become an iconic landmark in the town.

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Thursday October 22 2015

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The ANZACS War Horses

On show . . . Steve Noad with a Cri Cri, the worlds’ smallest twin­engined, single­seat, PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP aircraft during the Rangiora Airfield open day last Saturday.

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Open day successful By SHELLEY TOPP The open day at Rangiora airfield last Saturday attracted a good turnout despite cold, wet, conditions. A co­ordinator Steve Noad said it was a joint venture between the Canterbury Aero Club, their North Canterbury branch, and the Canterbury Recreational Aircraft Club. The event was held to promote the airfield, boost membership and open up the hangars so people could see the aircraft and the work that went on inside. The airfield was an ‘‘incredible asset’’ for the district, he said. It was used during the Canterbury earthquakes to helicopter food, donated by North Canterbury people, to Christchurch. It was also a popular flight­training centre. ‘‘A number of the pilots now flying for

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Air New Zealand, Emirates, and Cathay Pacific had their initial training at Rangiora airfield,’’ Steve said. One hundred and twenty five aeroplanes of all shapes, sizes and ages are based at the airfield, which is owned by the Waimakariri District Council. Steve said about 15 other aircraft, from as far away as Kaikoura, had flown to the airfield to take part in the display on Saturday. The airfield is also home to what is believed to be one of the largest collection of microlights anywhere in New Zealand, including a tiny Cri Cri, owned by Roger Ward, a flight controller from Christchurch. The single­seater Cri­Cri, also known as the Cricket, is the world’s smallest twin­engined aircraft and was originally designed by a French aeronautical engineer, Michel Colomban during the early 1970s.

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Light party fun, safe community night out balls, a Noddy train, art and craft activities, mini jeeps and much much The Waimakariri Light Party is set to more. ‘‘This change has been made to help be bigger and better than ever. the Reflections Trust to continue to The annual event held in Kaiapoi is provide a high quality event that is still focused on providing a safe and very affordable for families and positive alternative for children at participants,’’ Mrs Jeffrey says. Halloween and allows the community There are Free activities, including to gather together for an evening of fun. Now in its 11th the fancy dress year the light competition, ❛The Waimakariri Light Party is party shows no music and sign of slowing entertainment, a great option for all, as the roving clowns, down with large face painting and crowds expected children don’t feel like they are again this year. a dog agility missing out because they get ‘‘The dark side demonstration. The regular of children ❜ their share of lollies and fun. knocking door to fancy dress competition will door for trick or run in age groups 5 years and under, 6­8 treating does not support good years and 9 years plus. community values,’’ organiser Jacqui Jeffrey says. To enter, just show up on the day and ‘‘The Waimakariri Light Party is a listen for the call out for your section of great option for all, as the children competition. Remember ­ no scary don’t feel like they are missing out costumes. Spot prizes are also handed because they get their share of lollies out during the evening. The Waimakariri Light Party is and fun.’’ organised by the Reflections Trust and This year a small fee of $2 has been is funded by donations and grants from introduced to ensure the event can local churches, businesses, trusts and continue. Participants will receive a wrist band funding bodies. giving them access to all the rides at the The Waimakariri Light Party will be held on Saturday, October 31, from light party. Fun activities include: wacky bikes, 4.30pm to 7.30pm at Wylie Park, corner of Smith and Ranfurly Streets, Kaiapoi. bouncy castles, climbing wall, zorb

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Thursday October 22 2015

Around the electorate with

STUART SMITH MP FOR KAIKOURA

A & P shows are a Calendar of events favourite event - MP As MP for the Kaikoura Electorate, I spend much of my time travelling up and down the length of the electorate. In the course of my travels I am fortunate enough to have the opportunity to attend many gatherings and events, with the regional A&P shows topping my list of favourites. The Northern (Rangiora) A&P Show is the first of a number I will be attending this season, and I am very much looking forward to being there and meeting those of you from the Kaikoura Electorate who are taking time out to attend. Thank you to Matt Doocey, MP for Waimakariri for inviting me to join him at his stand. Meeting and chatting face­to­face with constituents is the best way of finding out what is happening on the ground. I’m always keen to answer questions or hold discussions on any topic and in this part of the country. I’m sure the drought will be top of mind, along with the Hurunui water

The summer events season is upon us again. We are becoming accustomed in Hurunui to an impressive and growing calendar of events. Without exception these events, irrespective of whether they are organised and managed professionally, or by local community volunteers, all are of a very high standard and are easily accessible and reasonably affordable for most people. I’ve just perused Hurunui District Council’s website, the Events Calendar link took me to the Visit Hurunui page where many major events in the region are clearly displayed. The Explore Hurunui link gives you information about a whole raft of events and activities throughout the district. It’s amazing how many activities there are available for visitors and locals, all provided by a district with a small population, supported mainly by small businesses and local communities. We are spoilt for choice between competitive, active, and passive activities. This smorgasbord includes outdoor concerts, marathons, garden art, fetes, fairs, markets, cycling events, A & P shows, Steam Festivals, Garden Tours, High Country 4WD, Art and Craft

project, and of course the TPPA. I particularly enjoy the A&P shows because they bring together such a cross section of the community, it’s great to see families enjoying the day together, the young, the old, townies and farmers all out to have a good time. Particularly during tough times, it’s a great way for people to leave the daily pressures behind for a day or two and offer vital support to one another in a relaxed setting. I’m a firm believer in the power of community spirit and the A&P Show is the perfect place for this to flourish. I’m also told this show is nearing its 100th anniversary: What a great achievement. Times have changed dramatically since the very first show and it is a credit to the organisers of the show, newcomers and stalwarts alike, that it is still such a popular event. Come and find me at the Rangiora A&P Show ­ I look forward to seeing you there.

Exhibitions and Workshops, Garden Tours, Food and Wine Trails and dont forget the famous Weka Pass Railway running every second weekend, holidays and charter trips. Add to all this our organised sports and the many fun and entertainment events. I have attended several fantastic local events recently and while the number attending or participating was a little disappointing, those who did attend or participate had a great time. I sometimes hear that people were unaware of an event and hear about it sometime later and regret they missed it. I am aware that most organisers go to great lengths and expense to advertise their event using conventional and social media and websites and finding all manner of innovative ways to attract attention to their Event. I am unsure if there is any way to ensure consistently high participation for every worthy event with so much to choose from. What I do know is that for a community to balance the stresses and pressures of life every one of us needs to make the effort to seek out, support, and participate in these great activities and encourage others to join us.

Citizens Advice Bureau Started your Christmas shopping? Have you bought vouchers as gifts? Have you bought items on line? Have you bought extended warranties? Have you sent parcels by post or courier? Have you read the ‘fine print’? Visit Citizens Advice Bureau North Canterbury to learn about your consumer rights. We welcome your enquiries. You can call in at the Trevor Inch Memorial Library in Rangiora, every week day from 9am until 4.30pm. or you can phone 03 313 8822 6 free phone 0800 367 222 or email northcanterbury@cab.org.nz Free Meditation Free meditation classes are being offered in North Canterbury on November 16, 23 and December 7, from 7.30pm to 9am. Phone 022­6462702. Presented by the Christchurch Sri Chinmoy Centre. Well Being North Canterbury AGM Well Being North Canterbury is hosting its annual general meeting on Monday, November 2, from 4.30pm at the Rangiora War Memorial Hall. This is an opportunity for the public to learn more about the work of this organisation. Cheviot Art Exhibition An exhibition of art work by local artists will be held in Knox Hall, corner of Main North Road and Reeves Street, Cheviot, this Labour Weekend from Saturday to Monday October 24 to 26, 10am to 4pm. Gold coin entry, raffle and sales table. Pulse of the Land and Limbs” The Art in Oxford gallery has two new exhibitions opening on Saturday, October 17, at 3pm. Pulse of the Land shows a collection of ceramic pots and vessels by Jane McCulla and Ruth Stanton McLeod. Kris Waldin’s show is entitled Limbs. Her paintings in acrylic on canvas focus on trees.

Thank you Dear Editor, The Leithfield Community Centre committee would like to acknowledge and convey our thanks to the Hurunui District Council for its prompt action and a satisfactory outcome for the work completed in restoring the Kowai Track and enabling its full use again. Yours, Anne Allan, Secretary, Leithfield Community Centre committee.

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Friday

Oct 22

Rise 6:27am Set 8:00pm

Sun Fishing Guide

Fair

Best Times

Saturday

Oct 23

8:14am 8:41pm

Rise 6:26am Set 8:01pm Good

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Sunday

Oct 24

Rise 6:24am Set 8:02pm Best 10:02am Times 10:29pm

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Monday

Oct 25

Rise 6:23am Set 8:03pm Best 10:56am Times 11:24pm

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Tuesday

Oct 26

Rise 6:21am Set 8:05pm Best 11:52am Times

Ok

Wednesday

Oct 27

Oct 28

Rise 6:20am Set 8:06pm Best 12:20am Times 12:48pm

Ok

Rise 6:18am Set 8:07pm 1:17am 1:46pm

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Ok

Moon

Set 2:58am Rise 1:36pm

Set 3:38am Rise 2:45pm

Set 4:16am Rise 3:56pm

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Thursday October 22 2015

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Change over . . . Compass FM station manager Mike Le Petit (left) is handing over the reins PHOTO: DAVID HILL to Richard Green. Compass FM as it was struggling to find volunteers. ‘‘We ran a couple of messages and by Friday they emailed asking us to stop the message because they had too many responses.’’ Compass FM is staffed almost entirely by volunteers. It has been a success, thanks to the support of the local community and in particular Mainpower, he says. Mr Le Petit has worked in developing software for radio stations since the 1980s. He established his own consultancy business two years ago after being approached to develop

new software for Australian radio stations. ‘‘I said at the time I would do it as long as it didn’t interfere with my role at Compass FM. But it’s grown so much, I can’t do justice to both roles.’’ Local broadcaster and weather commentator Richard Green has been appointed as the new station manager. ‘‘I’m really excited to be joining and leading the team at Compass FM. It’s great to be part of the North Canterbury community and we will continue to serve the region as best we can and take it to the next level,’’ Mr Green says.

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Working in community radio has been satisfying for Mike Le Petit. Mr Le Petit is leaving Compass FM after being station manager since the station’s launch in 2011. His background in radio included stints with Newstalk ZB in Auckland and More FM in Christchurch. ‘‘I would have to say that my time here has been the most satisfying in my broadcasting career. At a time when most commercial stations are run out of Auckland, it’s fantastic to be able to serve a local, vibrant community. ‘‘The most pleasing aspect has been the growing involvement with local community organisations and groups in connecting with local people.’’ Compass FM was launched during Queen’s Birthday Weekend in 2011, soon after the February 2011 earthquake in Christchurch and ‘‘we were able to make our recording studio available to house Aoraki Polytech broadcasting students who were forced out of the old railway station building on Moorhouse Ave’’. The station has survived a couple of snow events, where volunteers were able to broadcast remotely from their homes using computers. ‘‘It just served the whole rational for having a North Canterbury focused radio station. For places like Kaiapoi after the earthquakes, local community radio is an effective way to get information to people who would otherwise be isolated. ‘‘I have to acknowledge the station’s founder Owen Paterson who had a vision and I think that vision has been fulfilled.’’ Mr Le Petit says the power of local community radio was demonstrated when a local organisation approached


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Thursday October 22 2015

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North Canterbury people had the chance to have a look inside the much­ awaited $7 million Rangiora Health Hub last Saturday during an open­day for the new facility. The maternity and convalescence centre will provide a central location for health services in North Canterbury. It has 12 post­natal bedrooms, four flexi beds, two birthing rooms, four assessment rooms, a kitchen for in­ house patient meals, and meals on wheels, plus a lounge/dining room with a kitchenette, opening to the outdoors to allow new mothers to socialise and get to know each other. Each bedroom has individual air conditioning, and two bedrooms have queen­size beds to accommodate partners staying overnight.

The facility will be open for business on October 28 with the official opening ceremony taking place on November 24. There will be high security at the centre, with swipe­card access the same as at Christchurch Women’s hospital. The new facility is an importance level three building which means it is thirty percent stronger than the building code requires, and is designed to allow people to safely evacuate the building in the event of an earthquake. Karalyn Van Deursen, communications manager for the Canterbury and West Coast District Health Board, said the hub was an exciting new facility which would replace the Rangiora Hospital. The long­ term future of the old hospital building was uncertain, she said, but it was possible it would be offered to the community.

Sister city considered The Waimakariri District Council is some time and are based firstly on a good considering entering into a sister city relationship.’’ agreement with the Enshi District in the ‘‘I think they will be seeking to learn Western Hubei province of China. what is required to be successful when If the council agrees to the relationship developing a business relationship in a with Enshi, which New Zealand has a population of setting, he said.’’ ❛If business opportunities about 800,000, a Waimakariri council/community already has a evolve, from my experience, delegation is likely ‘‘twinning to travel to the relationship’’ with they tend to take quite some district during Zonnebeke, an time and are based firstly on a early­mid 2016 to agreement that was reciprocate a signed in 2007. ❜ good relationship. recent Chinese The agreement delegation’s visit, had enabled and formally ratify the agreement. Waimakariri to build bonds with that part Waimakariri District Council chief of Belgium, which was an important place executive Jim Palmer said he believed in our history, Mr Palmer said. Enshi representatives were looking for ‘‘Seventeen men from the district were opportunities to understand New Zealand killed in the Battle of Passchendaele,’’ he and western culture, and possibly some said. education exchange/placement ‘‘It is still the worst day for loss of New opportunities. Zealand life. ‘‘While in time there may be business Our RSA’s, particularly Rangiora, are opportunities, I don’t think that is developing a very strong bond.’’ necessarily a key driver for them,’’ he said. Zonnebeke, the district where the ‘‘They may also want to promote their battles took place, had initiated the area as a tourist destination.’’ relationship. Initial mutual benefits of a sister city ‘‘In Belgium they look after the war dead relationship for Waimakariri and Enshi wonderfully well and acknowledge the would be mainly cultural. sacrifice made daily. ‘‘If business opportunities evolve, from They play the Last Post every day to my experience, they tend to take quite remember the fallen.’’


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Thursday October 22 2015

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War horses . . . Participants in the Anzac 100 Ride make their way through Waikari during PHOTO: AMANDA BOWES. Anzac Day, April 25, this year.

DVD a wonderful tribute

Treasure trove . . . Crossroads Gallery in Cheviot is hosting an exhibition of original PHOTO: SUPPLIED. works by the late Aston Greathead, from October 24 until November 22.

photos and old footage that showed the realities of what the horses and men had Having been involved with the Anzac 100 to face. Ride since its inception and then the War however is never pretty and to truly honour the sacrifices made by men subsequent filming, I was looking forward to seeing the finished film ‘‘The who came from all walks of life but had a ANZACS War Horses.’’ common affinity for their horses, the raw Unable to get to its packed premier at reality of what they went through needed The Peaks Hall, I was given the DVD to to be shown. watch. Months of training and preparation for Produced by South Coast Productions, the Anzac 100 Ride from The Peaks to the story of Australia and New Zealand’s Waikari was captured as horses and horses that went to war and their riders learned how to work in formation, devotion and courage under fire was well stand still for the Anzac services and told. remain calm in the face of crowds and It is a wonderful tribute to a side of war unexpected distractions. that hasn’t been given much attention in The final day of the ride was the past and makes one realise just what beautifully filmed, starting with the a huge contribution New Zealand and Dawn Service, and followed the horses to Australia made given their relatively Waikari for the next Anzac Service. small populations at the time. The views of the ride and the A combination of stirring footage from surrounding countryside from the drone high above were spectacular and gave a the Anzac 100 Ride, including stunning footage from a drone, previously unseen real birds eye view of just how many film footage from Palestine, interviews horses and riders took part. with descendants from the Mounted It is a fitting tribute to the tough horses Rifles and a sharp look at Gallipoli from and their riders from both countries who the point of view of a historian, wove a stamped their mark overseas in a way story which honoured the brave men and that should never be forgotten and horses who fought in World War One. thanks to Southern Productions, their A lot of the film wasn’t pretty, with story will be a lasting record. By AMANDA BOWES

Lost and found property The following property has been reported as lost to the Rangiora police ­ a black change purse, a white iPhone in purple case, a black Rip Curl wallet, a Samsung Galaxy Mini in black hard case, a brown wallet, a brown fur wallet, a Vulcan grey and brown wallet and a dark brown wallet. The following property is at the Rangiora Police Station looking for a home: A child’s mini bike with white seat, a purple/pink Bauer ladies bike and a pair of binoculars.

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Crossroads Gallery a Cheviot treasure trove Cheviot’s Crossroads Gallery, a treasure trove of paintings and artisan items, is hosting an exhibition of original works by New Zealand artist, the late Aston Greathead, from Saturday, October 24. The gallery, a must stopover in the rural North Canterbury town, is owned by Bernadette Ware, and for the past 15 years has offered visitors a rich art and cultural retail experience that has many returning to view, enjoy and buy. Bernadette welcomes the public to join her at the launch of the exhibition ‘‘From his Studio’’ ­ an exquisite collection of small watercolours and large oils ­ from 3pm to 5pm on Saturday and to enjoy drinks and nibbles while viewing the works and exploring the gallery’s offerings. There is beautiful glass and ceramic pieces, interesting jewellery, including Italian jewellery with semi precious stones and pearls, handmade products, bees wax candles, handmade soaps and New Zealand mohair and alpaca blankets in the spacious gallery which has a dedicated space for new art work and exhibitions. ‘‘Sophisticated, stylish, funky, gorgeous’’ and ‘‘Great art and savvy conversation’’ are just some of the media comments in reviews about the Gallery. Bernadette’s knowledge and relationship with many professional contributing artists allows her to help

customers looking for a specific style of painting and she is looking forward to visitors enjoying what ‘‘From his Studio’’ has to offer. It is the third exhibition of Greathead’s work at the gallery, who was an artist who had a great affinity with the quaint rural gallery with its growing national profile, and for Bernadette, with whom he had a long friendship and which continues today through his family. Mr Greathead was Timaru­born, lived in Christchurch and Kaikoura before retiring to Blenheim, where he died aged 91, in July, 2012. His works in ‘‘From his Studio’’, which are for sale, show his eye for structure and contrast. Many of his works are traditional landscape, capturing the splendors of the Southern Alps, the Kaikoura coast, South Westland, Central Otago and some are overseas paintings. But he also painted wildlife with his love of birds reflected in some of the watercolours in the Crossroads Gallery exhibition. ‘‘From his Studio’’ runs from October 24, including Labour Day Monday, October 26, until November 22 at the Crossroads Gallery, Cheviot, which is open Wednesday to Sunday or at other times by arrangement by phoning (03) 3198 982 or emailing artincheviot@xtra.co.nz.

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Thursday October 22 2015

Addams Family . . . The cast rehearse for the Addams Family Musical in Hanmer Springs PHOTO: SUPPLIED. from November 11 to 14.

Addams Family in HS Friendly service . . . The Graeme Smith Pharmacy Ltd team of Rebekah Thorne (left), Margaret Smith, Dinah Hawke, Sarah Townsend and Bridie McAnally are looking PHOTO: DAVID HILL forward to moving to a bigger shop.

Life Pharmacy opens in new Rga premises Graeme Smith is excited about ‘‘bringing something different to Rangiora’’. The Rangiora pharmacist is looking forward to moving into a brand new, permanent premises in the rebuilt Lambert Building from tomorrow, Friday, October 23, and relaunching as Life Pharmacy, Rangiora. Graeme Smith Pharmacy Ltd, which has been running under the Unichem brand, has been operated from a temporary container shop on the Waimakariri District Council lawn, after being forced out of the previous Lambert Building, which was declared earthquake prone in December 2011 and later demolished. The new retail space is much bigger at 330 square metres, allowing five new staff to be employed to support the existing six staff, including the same dispensary team who have worked hard to keep the pharmacy operating during a challenging four years. Two new consultation rooms, a separate beauty room and Fuji digital processing will also be added, and the new pharmacy will be stocking top make­up brands. ‘‘We are just really excited to bring something different to Rangiora.

‘‘Life is a larger retail pharmacy brand with access to prestige make­ up brands ­ Lancome, Estee Lauder and Clinique ­ all brands which have not been in North Canterbury previously, and Dermalogica. ‘‘We will also be continuing to stock Revlon and L’Oreal, which we stock now.’’ With Fuji digital processing, people will be able to bring in their smartphones, flash drives and other devices and develop their own photos. A passport photo service will also be available. Customers will also continue to be able to earn points in the Living Rewards Scheme, where for every $120 you spend at any Life or Unichem pharmacy you earn a $10 voucher. ‘‘It’s been incredibly popular. We are doing it now and people like it. ‘‘Those points can be earned and spent at any Unichem or Life pharmacy, so they can be built up.’’ Mr Smith says it will be three to four weeks before the fit out is complete, but staff are looking forward to it. ‘‘For me it’s personally satisfying to be returning to a site where there has been a pharmacy operating since the 1870s and I am only the fifth owner.’’

Your favourite characters from the long running television series, The Addams Family, will come to life on stage at Hanmer Springs in mid­November. The Amuri Players are busy rehearsing for ‘The Addams Family Musical’ under the all­dancing, singing and speaking direction of Rosalind Wilton. The Addams Family musical is based on the book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, the story of which many will have experienced in the television series. Favourite characters will come to life in the musical, featuring love between Wednesday Addams and a ‘normal’ boy Lucas.

Their families are to meet for dinner at the Addams mansion ­ how will they ensure that Fester, Grandma, Pugsley and Lurch, as well as assorted ancestors, behave? And will their parents, Gomez and Morticia and Mal and Alice actually get along? Amurians from Waiau, Culverden and Hanmer Springs are hard at work on stage and back stage getting ready for the performances on Wednesday, 11, Thursday 12, Friday 13 and Saturday 14 November. Tickets are available from Quintessence, Hanmer Springs and can be ordered at The Red Post Cafe ´, Culverden and Waiau Hardware.

Element frustration By ROBYN BRISTOW Jenny Tuisaula is fed up with elements burning out in her hot water cylinder. The Leithfield homeowner has just replaced the element in her cylinder for the second time in two months. And she is not alone in having to replace the element at between $180 and $200 a time. Her neighbour is on to her fifth element and several others around her are on to their third. An Amberley resident spent the weekend without hotwater flowing from their cylinder when the element failed. The electrician who came to her rescue early this week said he was replacing up to 10 elements in cylinders a week. All point their finger squarely at the water, with Jenny getting laboratory tests done which she says show the water is very hard. This leaves a hard scaly white lumpy film on elements which corrodes and eats them away and burns it out. A trip to the Hurunui District Council to complain and show them the scaly element left her feeling angry and deflated. ‘‘I walked out in a huff. I have just had enough. ‘‘They just talk and I don’t know what they are talking about. ‘‘There is nothing I can do but get a softener which varies in price between $1800 to $2000.

‘‘It all adds up and I can not keep paying out. I can not afford it,’’ says Jenny who believes all she can do now is shop around for the best element she can buy at an affordable price. Hurunui chief executive officer Hamish Dobbie says the burnt out elements may be a residual effect prior to the council making changes to the water supply which has reduced the hardness by 50 percent. Water is being brought from Leithfield Beach and being used to dilute the Amberley water to reduce both the iron content responsible for staining and the calcium carbonate (lime) content creating the hardness. ‘‘It (calcium carbonate) is now around the 100 mark. It was 180 to 200. ‘‘The New Zealand Water Drinking Standards state the calcium carbonate levels have to be below 200,’’ says Mr Dobbie. He says the council has spent a lot of money to bring the water hardness down and he believes problems being experienced by people now is due to elements ‘‘still wearing out’’ due to the previous hard water flowing into homes. The council ‘‘quite frequently’’ was told about the issues of elements burning out, but is now hopeful the situation will improve. ‘‘There are different types of elements available for harder water, but the water is now much better and hopefully the latest ones are a transitional problem,’’ says Mr Dobbie.

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Countdown begins to find Bird of the Year By SHELLEY TOPP The countdown to find New Zealand’s 2015 Bird of the Year has begun. Forest & Bird’s competition is held annually to raise awareness of New Zealand’s native birds, and the threats they face from human activity, introduced weeds, and predators such as cats, rats and hedgehogs. This year more than 50 birds will vie for top­bird status. Each bird has been allotted a campaign manager, and many influential New Zealanders have been asked to champion their favourite bird to help attract votes. In the Waimakariri district, Mayor David Ayers is supporting the wrybill (ngutuparore) for top honours. Former Christchurch Central Labour MP Tim Barnett, who recently resigned from his role as Labour Party general secretary, has joined Mr Ayers in his support for the small, unique bird with a vulnerable conservation status, and a bent bill. The wrybill, which is bigger than a sparrow but smaller than a starling, is the only bird in the world with a laterally­curved bill which it uses to extract insect larvae from underneath riverbed stones. It is thought to be in slow decline, with only 5000­5500 birds believed to remain in New Zealand. The wrybill spends the cooler months in the North Island’s northern harbours and estuaries. But, in spring they head south to breed on the South Island’s braided rivers, predominantly in North Canterbury along the Ashley­Rakahuri River area, which is becoming an internationally recognised hotspot for birdlife. Last Friday, Mr Ayers and Mr Barnett joined a small group of bird enthusiasts along the Ashley­Rakahuri River to see some of the birds in their breeding nursery and were lucky to find a male

The wrybill . . . Vying for Bird of the Year PHOTO: STEVE ATTWOOD honours. wrybill feeding at the Hillcrest access site. Mr Ayers, who is a member of the Ashley­Rakahuri Rivercare group, said the braided Ashley­Rakahuri River was a special area. The river played a vital role supporting many endangered birds, including the wrybill, which needed help to avoid extinction. It was important to promote these birds and take special care of precious environmental areas, such as the Ashley­Rakahuri River, to ensure their survival, he said. Mr Barnett, said New Zealanders

Wrybill supporters . . . Eleanor Gunby, a bird enthusiast from Christchurch, Waimakariri Mayor David Ayers, centre, and Tim Barnett, former Labour MP for Central Christchurch, with a display wrybill at the Hillcrest access site to the Ashley­Rakahuri River last Friday. PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP

could relate to the wrybill, because it had survived against the odds. He likened it to ‘‘a tough little battler, a trait Kiwis pride themselves on’’. Mr Ayers asks North Canterbury people to get online and vote for the wrybill, because it is special to our area. The vote wrybill campaign is also being championed by North Canterbury Forest & Bird. Voting for Bird of the Year competition began on October 5, closes at 5pm on Sunday, October 25, and can be done online at the Forest & Bird websitewww.birdoftheyear.org.nz/ and vote ngutuparore/wrybill now!”


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Passion drives work Leithfield furniture artist, Rick Handel, owner of Rick Rubens Recreations, has learnt from an ancient Chinese philosopher how to avoid the daily grind of working for a living. ‘‘Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life,’’ Confucius said. That is the reality now for Rick, who had an exhibition of his work in the ID gallery at the Brick Mill in Waikuku, last weekend. Rick grew up in the United Kingdom and qualified as an engineer, but quickly decided he had no heart for engineering, and found work in the retail industry, selling shoes first, then cars for many years while also developing a liking for renovating and furnishing houses. This lead to the establishment, in 2011, of Rick Rubens Recreations, after Rick had earlier emigrated to New Zealand with his Kiwi wife Juliane. As a member of Hurunui Recycling, a community­owned, not­for­profit recycling organisation, Rick is passionate about sustainability. He specialises in one­off statement pieces of furniture and wall art, with many of his original creations coming from reclaimed materials. ‘‘There is a plethora of well­made furniture available, which is out­ dated; produced from slow­grown quality wood, the likes of which we may never see again,’’ he said. ‘‘These days trees, (such as oak and mahogany), can be made to grow faster

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‘Live’ meetings possible By ROBYN BRISTOW

Top six . . . Michael Welsh.

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Apprentice in top six Amberley technician, Michael Welsh, has finished in the top six in New Zealand in the apprentice section of the 2015 Holden technicians guild programme, qualifying him for the regional finals. Michael, who is a third year apprentice at Arthur Burke Ltd, Amberley, is the first technician in five years from the South Island to qualify. He has been invited to Auckland on October 27 to compete against his peers, where one apprentice plus a top Holden technician will be found to represent New Zealand at the grand finals in Melbourne, Australia. Holden prides itself on the quality of its service technicians and the annual competition is a means of rewarding those professional technicians who achieve the highest levels of service, knowledge and ability. The programme involves engaging

and rewarding training opportunities, while the competition element gives the participants the opportunity to compete against their peers and prove themselves to be the best in the Holden dealer network. The Technicians Guild programme encourages continuous improvement in skills, which benefits customers who get their car serviced at an authorised Holden service centre. It is open to all of Holden technicians working at Holden dealerships in Australia and New Zealand. Michael, who is in the last year of his apprenticeship, says his selection in the top six in New Zealand was based on his work through the programme throughout the year. He says he has little knowledge of what the regional finals will throw his way next week, but will involve putting ‘‘all his diagnostic skills to the test’’.

The Hurunui community will be asked if it would like to see Hurunui District Council meetings live, from afar. Surveying the community arose during discussions on attendance at meetings by audio or visual means. This idea met with a range of views at a recent council meeting with councillors opting instead to looking at streaming its council meetings live. Some councillors were reluctant about taking part in meetings remotely by using audio or audio­ visual technology while others felt there could be some advantages, particularly those who ran businesses which required their time. Cr Dick Davison said he had recently been involved in a meeting via technology and it had been an ‘‘exercise in frustration’’. ‘‘I can still see the fact there is a technological wall between us and the only thing that is removed is my actual presence and the energy I put off’’. Cr Jason Fletcher said he could see the value in the use of technology and said he could not understand why the council was not streaming its meetings live through its website. ‘‘It would be a perfect piece of communication,’’ he said. Cr Marie Black questioned if it could be used by people wanting to submit on issues. She said in spite of it providing the vehicle for one submitter in the past, which was ‘‘moderately successful’’, according to Mayor Winton Dalley, technology had moved on and with improvements had probably got ‘‘better and smarter than three years ago’’. Cr Fiona Harris said introducing

technology to enable councillors to take part in meetings remotely and for the community to view council meetings was ‘‘reasonably costly’’ to invest in and get in place. ‘‘Is there added value to ratepayers, are we disadvantaging them when someone is not able to come to a council meeting?’’ she asked. However, she felt there was merit in live streaming council meetings as it could encourage ratepayers to become more involved and understand how decisions were made. ‘‘However, I am conscious we are talking about an unbudgeted item,’’ she said. Cr Judith McKendry felt remote meetings could lead to ‘‘losing that connection with each other’’. ‘‘It could become most confusing and you would lose the one­on­one that you get with someone in the room. Talking face­to­face is better than a disconnect on screen,’’ she said. Council secretary Graham Sutherland said it had been noted the Local Government Act Amendment Act 2014 allowed for members being able to attend meetings through audio/ visual audio means. Officers had investigated and were not aware of any councils having seen it as a cost­saving opportunity. At a basic level audio technology could allow a member to be heard. A step­up would allow audio­visual participation with many technology options available, possibly in service centres to allow local people to communicate directly with the council to make submissions or talk to key council officers outside meetings. Councillors might also benefit by using iPads or other devices to take part in meetings.

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Inefficient irrigation at the start of the season can have a significant impact on seasonal sustainability: • Using more water than you need, shortening your seasonal volume • Reducing productivity – a single saturation can limit grass growth for up to 3 days

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Fishing rule reminder accumulation limit of 20. Rock lobster/crayfish ­ six per person per day, with an accumulation limit of 18, and must be telson­clipped. Blue cod ­ six per person per day, minimum length 33cm. Sea perch/Jock Stewart ­ 20 per person per day, minimum length 26cm. Tarakihi ­ 10 per person per day, minimum length 25cm. Butterfish/greenbone ­ 10 per person per day, minimum length 35cm. Blue Moki ­ 10 per person per day, minimum length 40cm. Red Moki ­ NO TAKE. There are plenty of signs around the coast and people are welcome to drop into the local MPI office at 114 Beach Road, Kaikoura, to pick up a copy. The regulations can also be found at www.mpi.govt.nz, or you can text ­ App ­ to 9889 to have the NZ Fishing Rules App sent to your smart phone. To report suspected illegal fishing activity 0800 4POACHER (0800 47 62 24). All calls are confidential.

By ROBYN BRISTOW Recreational fishers on the Kaikoura coast will be reminded about the local rules that have been developed to protect the fishery during Labour weekend October 24 to 26. The new rules are the result of years of work by Te Korowai o Te Tai o Marokura (Kaikoura Coastal Marine Guardians) and came into effect in August 2014. They apply to the area from the Clarence River in the north to the Conway River in the south. Ministry for Primary Industries District Compliance Manager Nelson/Marlborough Ian Bright said Kaikoura is famous for its seafood and the local community recognise that and want to keep it that way. MPI was keen to support their vision. ‘‘Staff can’t be everywhere all the time. But with the community behind us we have eyes and ears up and down the coast, letting us know of any suspicious activity.’’ Some of the more high profile rules for the Kaikoura Marine Area are: Paua ­ six per person per day, with an

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Long service honoured models of exemplary service to their club and the community they served. A long serving Amuri Lions Club In 1991 he was elected vice­district member is bidding farewell to the Governor of District 202E. group he first joined in 1973. Mr Cottier farmed near Waiau for John Cottier joined the club in many years before retiring to October 1973, nine months after the Rotherham and then Amberley. club received its Charter. He continued to support all the He has been a stalwart member activities of the Amuri Lions Club and becoming president in 1986 and he the monthly tea meetings which he took part in a horse ride through the fitted in around a hectic programme of South Island to raise money for car racing. charity. While continuing in Lions Mr Cottier has decided to move closer to He was being made a Melvin Jones Fellow in 1992, the highest form of home and has joined the Glenmark recognition in Lions which recognises Club, bidding farewell, finally, to his outstanding individuals who are ties with the Amuri district. By ROBYN BRISTOW

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Helicopter pilot admits charges Internet in the Kaikoura District Court By KURT BAYER

NZME NEWS SERVICE A helicopter pilot has admitted breaching Civil Aviation Authority rules by flying while suspended in order to rescue an injured hunter in remote bush. Kaikoura pilot Dave Armstrong had been grounded due to a medical condition when Christchurch hunter Scott Lee fell down a bluff and broke his leg in the remote Puhi Puhi Valley, north of Kaikoura, in April last year. The Westpac Rescue Helicopter was unable to find the hunter in bad weather. Experienced chopper pilot Armstrong, 63, answered a plea to help and completed the rescue. Rescuers said the hunter could have died had Armstrong not stepped in. But the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) charged him with breaches of the Civil Aviation Act. At the Kaikoura District Court, Armstrong, through defence counsel Craig Ruane, admitted charges that on April 5 last year he flew a Robinson R44 helicopter without an appropriate medical certificate issued under the Civil Aviation Act and that he failed to accurately record flight details in his pilot logbook. He also admitted flying without a medical certificate on April 21 last year during a police search operation in the Clarence River area. Related charges against Kaikoura Helicopters Limited were today dropped. Mr Ruane indicated that Armstrong would be applying for a discharge without conviction.

The court heard that the CAA opposed that application. Judge Tony Couch remanded Armstrong without conviction until December 14 for a special hearing on the discharge without conviction application at Christchurch District Court. Outside court, Armstrong explained why he pleaded guilty. ‘‘At the end of the day I did do it. There’s not much point saying I didn’t do it,’’ he said. A conviction would destroy his

❛Dave truly is my hero. I can’t express how much gratitude I have towards him.❜ — Rescued hunter. career, he said. It would also send a message across New Zealand that if you go to help, and you’re later found not to have the proper certification, you could be liable. ‘‘We’ll end up being a nation who don’t care a rat about anybody. That’s why it’s probably got so much public support.’’ Armstrong became emotional when describing how he was ‘‘overwhelmed’’ by the public support he’s received. ‘‘I’d like to think it’s done and dusted.’’ An online Change.org petition backing Armstrong’s actions has received more than 4600 supporters. The rescued hunter, Mr Lee, was in court to support Armstrong. After the hearing, he told reporters

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how Armstrong saved his life. ‘‘Dave truly is my hero. I can’t express how much gratitude I have towards him.’’ Mr Lee, who broke his femur in the fall down steep scree, was ‘‘devastated’’ that his rescuer was charged and slammed the CAA’s prosecution. ‘‘How much do [CAA] value a human life? Does it really come down to the paperwork?’’ He hoped Armstrong would receive a discharge without conviction. ‘‘There’s no way a man can be convicted for saving someone’s life.’’ The CAA’s summary of facts describes the second incident where police ­ unaware that Armstrong had been grounded due to his medical condition ­ asked him to help search for three people overdue from a kayaking trip on the Clarence River on April 21 last year. Armstrong flew a fellow pilot and a police constable in the search before being stood down as the missing trio were located elsewhere. He later admitted asking his fellow pilot to document the entire flight — as he did with the rescued hunter — in their pilot logbook and not his own. The CAA says medical fitness to fly is a ‘‘cornerstone of the aviation system’’. ‘‘The purpose of the Act is to establish rules of operation and divisions of responsibility within the New Zealand civil aviation system in order to promote aviation safety,’’ the CAA’s summary says. ‘‘As the aviation safety regulator, the CAA has an obligation to promote aviation safety and security in the interests of the general public.’’

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Almost all of the residents across the Kaikoura Electorate will have access to high­speed broadband within a decade as part of the Government’s vision to boost rural connectivity. The rural communities across the electorate will be the big winners under the new targets, which mark a ten­fold increase on peak Rural Broadband Initiative speeds of 5 Mbps. By 2025 the Government aims to have 99 per cent of New Zealanders able to access broadband at speeds of at least 50 Mbps ­ up from 5 Mbps under RBI 6 and the remaining 1 per cent able to access at least 10 Mpbs (up from non­existent or dial­up speeds). ‘‘These new targets will level out the playing field when it comes to rural broadband connections,’’ Stuart Smith says. ‘‘Over time there’s been a difference in the connections available in town, and what’s available further out of town. That’s about to change significantly. ‘‘Conducting farm business online, using cloud accounting software, and tracking stock movements using the National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) scheme are just a few things that will become far easier with faster, more reliable internet connections. ‘‘We’ve made great strides in improving rural connectivity under the RBI and 4G networks, and it’s clear the Electorate is keen for faster rural broadband,’’ Stuart Smith says. The 2025 rural broadband targets align with the Government’s two­ pronged approach to boosting economic growth across regional New Zealand through the Business Growth Agenda and Regional Growth Programme.

This annual event which began in the mid1990s as a fundraiser for the American Classic Car Club has grown considerably with over 400 cars displayed last year.

There will be stalls selling motor parts, car accessories, motoring goods, food, crafts and children’s entertainment.

USA Day runs from 10am-3pm on Sunday, 1st November at Gladstone Park, Woodend (signposted from the main road); adults $5, children free; display “It’s a great day for motor vehicle cars $5 per person with a maximum of enthusiasts,” says Roy Grainger, $10 per car. President of the American Classic Car Club. “Owners of vehicles originating from America are invited to display their cars with prizes for the best car in each category.” Prize categories are: Best Car in the Show Trophy; People’s Choice; Top Ten Cars at the show; Best Car of the Decade (pre1949, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s and 2010s); Best Hot Rod; Best Commercial; and the Most Original Car.


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Eradication feasible Eradicating bovine tuberculosis from New Zealand is both feasible and economically justifiable. That is the view of the Plan Governance Group that reviewed the National Pest Management Plan for handling Tb. The independent group comprises representatives from funding organisations, Ospri and stakeholders. On October 2, it gave Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy advice on proposed changes, saying they built on ‘‘the significant progress made by Ospri under the current Tb plan’’. The group studied technical and scientific advice, consulted farmers, communities, and other interested parties, and took into account more than 400 submissions on its draft proposal.

‘‘We were pleased that most submitters supported our proposed amendments to the Tb plan,’’ group chairman Chris Kelly said. ‘‘We have proposed that the Tb plan should focus on eradicating bovine tuberculosis from the country, with farmed cattle and deer being clear of the disease within around a decade. ‘‘It will take longer to clear Tb from possums and other vectors in remote back country, but it is important that our farming sector can be rid of this serious disease as fast as possible,’’ Mr Kelly said. After Mr Guy decided on the proposal, it would be available on the website tbplanreview.co.nz, along with all supporting material. If he agreed with it, the amended Tb plan was expected to take effect on July 1, 2016.

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Entries healthy in spite of season By DAVID HILL Entries for this year’s Amberley Agricultural and Pastoral Show are looking healthy in spite of a challenging season. Show president Ken Tomlinson says sheep entries are down slightly due to the drought. However, most other sections are on par with previous years, with good entries in the goats, miniature horses, junior parade classes, woodchopping, highland dancing, pet dogs and wines. ‘‘The sheep entries are looking pretty good considering the year we’ve had. It’s surprising how well the lambs have come through considering what their mothers have gone through.’’ Mr Tomlinson says will be accepted on the day in pet dog and other pet classes. Mr Tomlinson and wife Judy are joint presidents for this year’s show, after a motion was passed after last year’s show to recognise the contribution made by the president’s spouse. The Tomlinsons, who farm at Omihi, north of Amberley, in partnership with youngest son Craig, have entered in the feature prime lamb and flock sheep classes and the popular hoof 2 hotplate competition. They are looking forward to see how Co­presidents . . . Judy and Ken Tomlinson are gearing for the Amberley A&P Show on Saturday, October 31. PHOTO: DAVID HILL well their lambs compare with their neighbours, as these classes are always years ago. keenly contested. At the same time a 50ha property was The family regularly competes in local purchased and incorporated into the ewe hogget, two­tooth, flock sheep and 1700ha operation. prime lamb competitions and won the The Tomlinsons run a sheep and beef Canterbury A&P Show’s mint lamb operation, finishing all progeny, buying competition in 2008. in and selling prime cattle and do some They also won the Belfast Cup, for the best line up of 50 lambs at Silver Fern cropping. Mr Tomlinson has been actively Farms two years ago and were runner­up involved in the Amberley show for last year. Mr Tomlinson grew up on a dairy farm several years, working in the sheep pens, in south Westland and worked as a truck and served as a steward at the Amuri driver before taking on shepherding and show during his time in Culverden. Amberley Domain - 7.30am start The Tomlinsons say the success of the stock manager work. HOOF 2 HOTPLATE: Beef: 10.30am, Lamb: 12.45pm show is a credit to the work of volunteers, After marrying on the Coast, the Master classes with the Masterchef finalists stewards, heads of sections, sponsors and Tomlinsons moved to Culverden in the particularly show secretary Ann Harper. 1980s, where Mr Tomlinson worked as a Richard Harris,, Glenda Clark and Leo Fernandez However, Mr Tomlinson says, like shepherd. many A&P association committees, In 1996 the Tomlinsons took over the Amberley is in need of some new blood. lease of a property at Omihi and added ‘‘Most of the older committee members another lease eight years ago to make a have been presidents, so we need to have total of 1700 hectares. some younger ones coming through. Eldest son Chris works as a joiner in ‘‘Lucy Turnbull our junior vice­ Christchurch, while their daughter GRAND PARADE 2.45pm Stacey lives in Amberley, and the couple president is a younger member and we do • Alpine Pacific Wine Challenge • Vintage Farm Machinery • Wood Chopping have two to three good young ones who has ‘‘six lovely grandchildren’’. • Highland Dancing • Dog Trials • Pipe Band (McAlpines Pipe Band) have come together to take on the sheep. Craig Tomlinson worked in North • Arts, Craft & Food Exhibitions (in pavilion) • Trade Sites ‘‘But we need to look at how we can get Otago drafting stock for several years, Show Jumping from 9.30am. Sheep, goats and cattle being judged throughout the day more younger ones coming through.’’ before returning to the home farm six • Adults: $10.00 • Children Free • Car parking free in domain 1655072

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Amberley Domain comes to life All roads lead to the Amberley Domain on Saturday, October 31. Amberley Agricultural and Pastoral Association secretary Ann Harper says this year’s 114th annual show offers plenty of attractions for the whole family. ‘‘It is a good fun day out and it is as cheap as chips, and you can buy chips and hot dogs and what kid wouldn’t want some candyfloss. ‘‘There are carnival rides, bouncy castles and interactive displays as well as a huge variety of trade and food stalls. It is just a great day out.’’ New attractions this year include gypsy vanner horses ‘‘with flowing manes and tails and are quite spectacular’’ and the ‘‘Amberley Village Square‘‘, a new concept which is ‘‘all about Amberley. Canterbury’s three Masterchef finalists will also be making appearances and there are some new trade stands alongside the popular regulars. Old favourites are back including bouncy castles, bungee rides and other side show amusements and ‘‘all the fun of the fair’’, Ms Harper says. Popular animal contests include dog trials and pet dogs, pet lambs and calves, the horses and especially the ‘‘gentle giants’’ the Clydesdales and the popular thoroughbreds. ‘‘Everyone in Amberley seems to have a dog and we hope they will come along to the pet dog show. ‘‘The Clydesdales are beautifully presented. Quite a lot of work is involved in getting them ready for the show,’’ Ms Harper says. She says the wine challenge continues to be supported by the local Waipara wine industry. The junior herdsperson class is a popular event, which reflects a growing interest in young people becoming involved with the show scene. The stock and station horse competition is sure to draw a crowd, with barrel racing, keyhole races, a calf tie and an obstacle course which draw the spectators. There are horse jumping classes from 9am starting with hacks and continuing through the day with the pony show after the grand parade. The sheep section is well supported once again by local farmers, in spite of the

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Show programme Amberley Agricultural and Pastoral Show Programme, Saturday, October 31 7.30am Sheep dog trials start. 7.45am Saddle class judging (main ring). 8am Pony show hunter, leading rein and first ridden start, saddle hunters, park hacks and cobs, ridden standardbreds, in­hand pinto (Robin Needham Memorial Ring). Judging of miniature horses (Terrace). Stock and station judging (Robin Needham Memorial Ring). 9am Pavilion closes for judging; sheep judging commences in sheep area. PGG Wrightson Marquee opens with food, cooking and wine displays. Show jumping starts with hack show jumping classes. Goat judging starts. Cattle judging starts with calves and junior paraders. 9.30am In­hand horse and ponies judging (Robin Needham Memorial ring), followed by the Clydesdale judging. Goat judging commences in sheep area, cattle judging commences. 10am Side saddle judging commences. Pet lambs judging, wood chopping, highland dancing begins.

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Wild goat finds new home him, so after about a month she offered him for adoption on Petsonthenet.co.nz An orphaned young kid has had a lucky ­ a website for lost/found animals, and break finding a new home on a lifestyle adoptions. block in Broomfield, and is soon to Rowena Blazey and her three boys, make a guest appearance at the Lachlan (11), Riley (7), and Travis (2) Amberley Agricultural and Pastoral Herbert saw the advertisement, fell in Show. love with the little guy, and decided to The young wild goat was found alone give him a forever home alongside all in a small bush on a farm in Northern their other animals at their hilly, six Hawkes Bay last August. hectare lifestyle block at Broomfield, Farmer Jeanette Nestveld, who had near Amberley. gone into the bush to take photographs, Jeanette booked a space for the kid found the baby goat ‘‘curled up in the on the Pet Bus, and on September 25 he grass.’’ began the long journey to his new home He started following her around, in the South Island, arriving the next calling out to her. day. After a couple of hours taking photos, ‘‘It’s like Willowbank (Wildlife with the wee kid on her trail, she Reserve) here,’’ Rowena said. ‘‘My decided to take him home with her. partner is always wondering what is ‘‘He was only a few days old and clearly going to come through the gate next.’’ very unhappy.’’ They named the newcomer Wesley, She put him in with the orphan lambs and although their menagerie includes she was rearing. an older goat, they decided the pet ‘‘They were all bottle fed together,’’ lambs, Ramzee and Randell would she said. make better companions for him. However, she was unable to keep Although Wesley has only been at his By SHELLEY TOPP

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Masterchef meat cut tips By AMANDA BOWES Knowing the best way to cook different cuts of meat can be a challenge at the best of times, so at this year’s Amberley A&P Show, the runner up of Masterchef 2015, Leo Fernandez along with finalists Richard Harris and Glenda Clarke will de­mistify the cooking conundrum. The three chefs will show how to get the best from different cuts of beef and lamb after Bryan Harris, from Harris Meats in Cheviot, demonstrates how to bone out a carcass. They will also take turns judging the Hoof 2 Hotplate competition. Bryan will begin around 10.30am by boning out a carcass of beef. He will talk about each cut and what they are best suited for. It doesn’t matter if it is the best cut in the world, if it isn’t cooked in the right way, the consumer is unlikely to buy it again which is the message farmers have been getting from meat companies. Leo, Richard and Glenda, will then demonstrate the best way to cook them in their own Master Class. Designed to be interactive, the public will be able to ask questions as the chefs cook. At about 12.30pm, Bryan will do the same with a lamb carcass. With Leo and Richard hailing from the Hurunui district and Glenda from Christchurch, not only will the meat be locally produced, but the Masterchef finalists are also home grown. The actual judging of the Hoof 2 Hotplate will take place nearby, with Dillon Aymes, Chef for Waipara Hills, cooking beef sirloin and lamb loin

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which will then be judged by a panel. The public will also get to taste the entries, which has been very popular at past shows. Dillon will cook meat from each entry on a hotplate, the judges receive a portion each, the rest is cut up for the public. The first 60 people will also get to sample Waipara Hills Pinot to chase down their portion of meat. Dillon has been cooking the Hoof 2 Hotplate entries for four years and says although it takes a lot of organising, when it all comes together on the day, it is a lot of fun. Farmers entering the Hoof 2 Hotplate competition, come from all over North Canterbury and it is ‘‘hotly’’ contested.

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She said the idea behind the competition was to provide a category which most people could take part in. ‘‘With Amberley becoming more urban, not all kids have pet lambs, pet calves, or ponies,’’ she said. But most families had a pet dog, and there were many categories to choose from, including best working dog, sport dog, terrier, small pet, and large pet, to cater for everyone. There will also be three handler classes in the competition. Best junior, for 5­8 year­olds, best intermediate, for 9­12 year olds, and best open handler, for 13 year­olds and older. It was all down to how you handled your dog, Lucy said. The idea was to encourage good handling. Julie Donovan, a canine behaviourist and dog trainer, from Rangiora, will judge the competition. There will be prizes and trophies for the champion dog and champion handler, with ribbons for all the other section winners and placegetters.

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Sheep entries strong despite conditions By DAVID HILL Strong sheep entries are a positive sign. Amberley Agricultural and Pastoral Show sheep convenor James Gardiner says sheep entries are looking good, in spite of a challenging season. ‘‘Sheep entries are down a wee bit on last year, which is to be expected. But everything else seems to be fairly positive. Hopefully we will have a positive summer and get everyone back on track. ‘‘Everyone’s a wee bit more positive now that there’s green grass around.’’ Mr Gardiner says there are around 30 entries in the ‘‘Hoof 2 Hotplate’’ class and he expects similar numbers in the prime lamb class, ‘‘which is pretty good considering the last 12 months’’. The prime lamb class is this year’s feature sheep class. The lambs are judged on the day by a lamb drafter from Silver Fern Farms and then taken away to be killed and tested. ‘‘In a climate like this, it will be good to see what the lambs look like. It’s a credit to the farmers that lambs are ready to go to the works at this stage

luck and genetics. ‘‘Everyone’s opinion is different, so it’s all about what you like as a breeder and hopefully the judge sees it the same way. ‘‘If you can breed a consistent line of rams then I think everyone’s pretty happy.’’ His winning ram from last year was sold to a farmer at Tarras in Central Otago, who has been a regular client of the Gardiner family for a number of years. Mr Gardiner says he will also be trying his luck in the prime lamb feature class this year. ‘‘I’ve got to pick them out yet. It takes a wee bit of work to try and select them.’’ Mr Gardiner says he is one of the younger show Champion . . . The export lamb sire class for 18 month old rams is keenly contested at the Amberley A&P committee members and took FILE PHOTO over from Phil Williams as Show. Pictured is the winner from a previous show. sheep convenor, as Mr of the year after what they ‘‘It’s about choosing the best opinions.’’ Williams is now senior vice­ have been through. sire for commercial farmers Mr Gardiner and his partner president. ‘‘The main aim is to get to create fat lambs. Most of the Libby Sutherland farm 500 ‘‘I think it’s a good thing to everyone there to compete rams which go to the shows hectares at Broomfield, near get younger ones on board. against each other and then will go on to the ram fairs. Amberley, with 1500 There’s a couple of young have a beer together ‘‘It’s a chance to get a commercial ewes and 300 fellas on the committee now afterwards.’’ comparison to see where the Suffolk and south Suffolk stud which is good. Another keenly contested rams are at. Most farmers will ewes and 90 breeding cows. ‘‘You can’t have these shows He says there is no secret to without the input of different class is the export lamb sire be pretty set on what they’re class for 18 month old rams, choosing, but it’s still a breeding a top commercial people and hopefully the which Mr Gardiner won last chance to see what else is ram. show is an event that will keep year with a south Suffolk ram. there and to get other people’s ‘‘I think it comes down to going for a long time yet.’’

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Food forest . . . Kaiapoi North School children are developing a food forest to help make PHOTO: SUPPLIED their community more resilient in the future.

Kaiapoi food forest is growing Kaiapoi’s food forest has been in existence for just one year and already it has changed venues. A food forest was originally established in Corcoran Reserve, north of the Kaiapoi River, in September last year with fruit trees planted by You, Me, We, Us project volunteers and students from Kaiapoi Borough and North Schools, with support from Waimakariri District Council staff. However, the council later changed its mind, forcing the fruit trees to be relocated. Kaiapoi North School’s student environmental group has since taken charge of the project, with 16 fruit trees now planted in the school grounds. The students have also been involved in a regeneration project at Pines Beach. Principal Jason Miles says it is a good initiative for the students to be involved in, with year 1 to 3 students teaming up with the 15 environmental group members. ‘‘The students are loving it. The students are proud of their environment and they are enhancing it. ‘‘They have got a good understanding that what they are doing now is going to impact on the environment in the future.’’

He says Mastagard waste educator Lesley Ottey has been helping the students with planting native shelter trees around the fruit trees and putting down bark and mulching. The next stage will be planting ‘‘a smaller food forest’’ with strawberry and raspberry bushes. Mr Miles says the school is now working with the council and the Kaiapoi Community Board to make some land available in the neighbouring Moorcroft Reserve, which also borders on the new sub­divisions of Moorcroft and Beach Grove, to expand the food forest. The food forest is part of an initiative run by the Food Resilience Network to make communities more resilient as they recover from the earthquakes. The network has received support from the Waimakariri District Council, the Christchurch City Council, the Canterbury District Health Board, Ngai Tahu, Canterbury and Lincoln Universities, Trees for Canterbury and Sow and Grow. The trees were sourced from Kaiapoi red zone properties and from funds donated by the Rangiora Earthquake Express.

Reflecting on Good Sorts... Sometimes after the news on television they feature ‘‘A Good Sort’’. Recently TV One showed a programme about random acts of kindness towards cancer patients and their parents in the Starship and New Plymouth Hospitals. Under the name, ‘‘Starlit Hope’’, Gabby Devine, a young cancer patient herself, wrapped and brought parcels and gifts to cheer people up. She did this from February, 2013 until 15 May 2015 when she passed away. I was not the only one who found this account deeply moving. In a book written by Chuck Holton he talks about the lack of an initiation ceremony for boys and girls in our Western culture as they become men and women. After giving the topic some thought he reflected that realistically the change

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takes place at different times for different people. But the main criteria is whether the person has started thinking about, caring for and acting out their concern for others apart from themselves. Christians believe Jesus gave us the greatest example of this. He said: ‘Greater love has no­one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.’ Jesus did this himself when he laid down his life on the cross to pay the price for our wrongdoing so we can have a relationship with the living God. This purposeful act of kindness has opened the door for people of all cultures to call upon him and be saved. Think about it. Pastor John Graham Waipara New Life Fellowship

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To residents, parents and friends in Rangiora, Waimakariri, Canterbury and New Zealand. We are supporters of Peggy Burrows. We believe that Peggy, the first female Principal of Rangiora High School, has with the assistance of a formidable leadership team and supportive staff, students, community and district council, created a truly great centre of learning excellence at the school. Peggy needs to be back at the school forthwith. Please act. The Commissioner must conclude her engagement and fulfil her role to assist Peggy in providing support whilst the school resolves a number of difficult issues, but also keep the community and stakeholders informed with transparent processes and accurate information. We urge her to reinstate our loved Principal immediately and work collaboratively with us all to solve the identified concerns.The difficult issues requiring the Commissioners appointment and input are related it appears to; a) Land sale/purchase b) New school buildings c) Privacy of information investigation – confidential Board papers / release of private and or sensitive information relating to staff d) Previous trustees Members of the Commissioner’s Reference Group openly support Peggy’s position and so in summary it is impossible to understand why Peggy Burrows is not at the school as the Principal in charge. Peggy needs to be back at the school forthwith. Please act. Go to the facebook page “Support for Principal Peggy Burrows..” and add your support NOW. Go to the change.org petition “Act to ensure Peggy Burrows remains as Principal of Rangiora High School” (link via facebook page), sign and share. 1663510

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New era for North Canty RDA

Community is getting in behind proposed new arena

By DAVID HILL A new purpose built arena is set to be a major boost for North Canterbury Riding for the Disabled (RDA) members. The North Canterbury RDA has joined forces with Rangiora High School to develop an arena on the council­owned Milton Reserve by the Ashley River, which the school leases for its pony club. Work got under way recently with KG Hawke Contracting clearing the site and Rangiora Landscape and Garden Supplies is supporting the development of the 60 metre by 40 metre arena. It is hoped the new arena will be up and running early in the New Year. Support from the Rata Foundation (formerly Canterbury Community Trust), the Milton Trust and Mainpower has allowed the project to get off the ground. The public can support the development of a pavilion on the site by supporting a Charity Auction Gala, being held at the Rangiora Showgrounds Pavilion on Saturday, November 14, from 7pm. Tickets for the gala are

Under way . . . Work is under way to build a new arena for North Canterbury Riding for the Disabled and the Rangiora High School’s pony club. North Canterbury RDA supporters are pictured with KG Hawke PHOTO: DAVID HILL Contracting and Rangiora Landscape and Garden Supplies representatives. $20 per person, including a light meal. North Canterbury RDA volunteer Tessa Blake says

the new pavilion will be a permanent facility for the 22 riders and the remaining people on the waiting list and

will be available for the public to hire. The long term vision is to have a covered arena, so the

site can be used 52 weeks of the year ‘‘so we will be able to cater to more people’’, Ms Blake says. ‘‘That’s how it started. In town (Christchurch) they could be riding for a year and then be stood down because they had such a big waitlist and these people don’t always understand disappointment. ‘‘It’s just the best thing to see these people so happy and enjoying themselves ­ it’s so rewarding.’’ She says auction items include restaurant vouchers, cruises at Akaroa, artworks, Trade Aid gift baskets, chocolate, wine, whitebait and jewellery. Raffles will also be available on the night. The North Canterbury RDA wishes to thank the Rangiora Veterinary Centre, Five Stags, The Plough Hotel, Red Bowl, Countdown, New World, Epic Hair Designs, Trade Aid, Kaiapoi Distillery, Cadburys and Black Cat Cruises for their donations to the auction. Westpac branches in Kaiapoi, Rangiora and Amberley are also holding second hand book sales to raise money for the North Canterbury RDA during November and December.

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ith gold still at a ith buyers from John Bertrand (Collecthigher price than ables) Ltd in Christchurch and Canterbury traditional levels, right this coming week, Mr Tony Grant from the comnow would be an pany says “Now is a fantastic opportunity to go opportune time through those drawers and cupboards and dig to go through the out those unwanted items and turn them into old jewellery box cash.” Especially wanted by the buyers are Old and dig out those old Gold and Collectables such as Military Medals, gold chains, rings Old Coins & Banknotes, Vintage Watches and any and brooches and turn them into cash. Tony interesting old items. “We are keen buyers, especially of the items in Grant says “Now is a great time to sell. We will buy anything made of gold – old the list below,” said Mr jewellery, coins, alluvial (river) gold, Grant, “Everyone has virtually anything, even gold teeth! We something we want to also need sterling silver in any form, buy and nothing is too including cups, tea services, cutlery, old coins and the like,” he said. small for our consideration. We are just as happy to buy one item as we are buying 1000 arly New Zealand Banknotes dated items”. The buyers will before 1932 are currently fetching be in convenient locabig money! This is according to Mr Tony tions around the area Grant, author of the John Bertrand New this coming week. See Mr Anthony (Tony) Zealand Coin & Banknote Catalogue. Mr below for your nearest W. Grant Grant is in Christchurch and Canterbury Fellow of the Royal Numismatic location. If you are in Society of New Zealand Incorporated this coming week on a buying trip for doubt about any items Director and Buyer John Bertrand (Collectables) Ltd and John Bertrand (Collectables) Ltd you wish to sell, take would be very keen to see any of these Author of the John Bertrand them in for an instant issues. “We will pay at least $300 for any NZ Coin & Banknote Catalogue appraisal. undamaged Ten Shilling or One Pound

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re 1950’s mechanical watches are needed urgently by the buyers from John Bertrand (Collectables) Ltd, visiting Christchurch and Canterbury this coming week. Collectors at this stage want brands such as Rolex, Omega, Patek Philippe, Vacheron & Constantin just to mention some. These brands can command large prices depending on the condition, what they are made of etc. “Many of the other brands are only required for parts. In any event we will buy any mechanical watch, even if its only a few dollars for parts,” said Tony Grant, buyer for the company. Battery operated watches are not needed. “If you are unsure just bring any watches to us at the venues and have them appraised,” he said.

Some Big Dollars in Early Banknotes

banknote from a New Zealand trading bank dated 1932 or before. Denominations of five pounds and higher would be worth from $700. Any banknote dated prior to 1900 would be worth at least $1000,” said Mr Grant. Also purchased are any Reserve Bank of New Zealand pre-decimal issues, especially 50 Pound notes. All overseas banknotes prior to the 1950’s are also wanted.

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The Solomon Curse by Clive Cussler and Russel Blake There are many rumours about the bay off Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands. Some say it was the site of the lost empire of the Solomon king and that great treasure lies beneath the waters. Others say terrible things happened here ­ atrocities and disappearances at the hands of cannibal giants. Which is exactly what attracts the attention of husband­and­wife treasure­ hunting team Sam and Remi Fargo. How could they resist? On a hunt from the Solomon’s to Australia to Japan, what they find is both wonderful and monstrous ­ and like nothing they have ever seen before. Arcadia by Iain Pears Henry Lytten ­ A spy turned academic and writer ­ sits at his desk in Oxford in 1962, dreaming of other worlds. He embarks on the story of Jay, an eleven­ year­old boy who has grown up within the embrace of his family in a rural, peaceful world ­ a kind of Arcadia. But when a supernatural vision causes Jay to question the rules of his world, he is launched on a life­changing journey. Meanwhile ­ in the real world ­ one of Lytten’s former intelligence colleagues tracks him down for one last assignment. As he and his characters struggle with questions of free will, love, duty and the power of the imagination, Lytten discovers he is not sure how he wants his stories to end, nor even who is imaginary... 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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Playtime . . . Kellan Crawford (18 months, left) plays in a toy car, while his sister Aileigh (3) puts baby dolls to bed and Jess (4) and Ollie (3) Anderson play on the seesaw, outside the Rangiora Toy Library.

Toy library to mark 21 years The Rangiora Toy Library is set to turn 21. Members past and present will mark the occasion, with the wider community, with a celebration at Victoria Park, Rangiora, on Sunday, November 1, from 10.30am to 2.30pm (postponement date November 8). ‘‘The aim is to create an opportunity for families within North Canterbury and surrounding areas to come together and help us celebrate,’’ president Natarsha Crawford says. ‘‘If successful, the committee proposes to make this an annual event.’’ There will be free entry to the celebration, with all activities at a low cost for families, as a fundraiser for the toy library. Activities include face painting, a bouncy castle, a treasure hunt, a stall selling the toy library’s retired toys, a cake stall, barbecue and a raffle with prizes donated by various local businesses. ‘‘As a committee, we want to offer some

low cost fun for families and something brilliant for the community to get involved in,’’ Mrs Crawford says. Proceeds from the day will go towards purchasing a storage container to give the toy library committee more room to store its toys at its premises on the corner of Blackett and Albert Streets. Long term, the toy library committee would like to have new and larger premises. The toy library has around 120 members, with potential to grow to a maximum of 150 members due the size of the building. Commercial stall holders and other community groups are also expected to be on site on the day and there will be children’s stalls selling second hand toys. The event has been made possible thanks to support from Pub Charities, the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Trust and BestStart Education and Care Centres. Find out more about the Rangiora Toy Library on the group’s Facebook page.


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There are four competition sections, youth, beginners, rookies and open. The Cowboy Challenge has become a popular sport in the United States, and it is starting to attract interest in New Zealand too. The first Cowboy Challenge event in New Zealand was held in Geraldine on February 27, 2010. The Gracebrook event was one of about 10 Cowboy Challenges held in the South Island so far this year.

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Paint horse . . . John Kimber works with his American paint horse Young Shawnee. horse Young Shawnee, who was sired by an imported horse named ‘‘A Touch of Hillbilly’’. Young Shawnee’s dam was sired by New Zealand racehorse Sir Tristram. Young Shawnee is available for breeding if any local horse breeders are interested, Mr Kimber says. ‘‘Cowboy HQ’’ is a small hut which Mr Kimber has turned into a museum with a range of cowboy and horse memorabilia, including World War 1 army saddles and a photo of Geronimo. ‘‘Quite a few people call in here and have the odd beer and cup of tea and I play a bit of country and western music and pluck my guitar.’’ In his spare time he is writing a book about station life called ‘‘One Last Horse’’. ‘‘That’s because every time I break in a horse I think it will be my last, but there’s always another one.’’ Mr Kimber grew up on stations in the Poverty Bay and East Coast region and is trained in equine psychology. He has worked most of his life as a shepherd, droving and breaking in horses, spending 20 years in Australia on cattle stations and thoroughbred studs. In New Zealand he has worked extensively breaking in horses in the North Island, including progeny of racehorse Zabeel. ‘‘It’s all about quietness and keeping your cool. They’re all pretty unpredictable, so you’ve got to know what’s going on in their heads. Some horses learn through repetition, some you’ve got to be more patient with. ‘‘They’re like people ­ each one you’ve got

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Horse sale a success By AMANDA BOWES They came in all shapes and sizes, unbroken to farm hacks and competition horses at the inaugural Mt Sylvia horse sale last Friday. Despite a strong nor’west wind, the horses coped well in a strange place and there were many stunning horses up for grabs. But bidding was slow. A large crowd watched as the horses were paraded and ridden for the buyers but the auctioneers had a hard time enticing bids. Those that did bid, knew exactly what they wanted and upped the ante to get their horse. Top bid went to a leopard spot Appaloosa mare which had raced at the Hurunui Races and was popular among the bidders, reaching $2000. Brian Anderson, whose farm the sale was was held on, sold a young station bred mare for $600 and after some negotiating, a pure

bred Shetland pony, from another seller, found a new home up the Inland Road. Unbroken horses ranged in age from 10­months­old to six years. Three weanlings from the herd of free range horses at Mt Mason sparked a lot of interest. The youngsters had not long been mustered and for animals whose experience with yards and people was negligible, their temperaments showed they would make great riding horses in the future. Horses came from as far as Mt Gerald Station at Lake Tekapo and The Lakes Station, near Lake Sumner, who also put forward young horses. The best bargains of the day included a St James mare, who sold for $400 and a two year old Clydesdale cross made $500. For a first time sale, the day went well with a lot of hard work by Brian and Amy Anderson help bringing it to fruitition. It is hoped the sale will continue and more buyers attend in the future.

Young judges line up By DAVID HILL Junior stock judging competitions are producing results. Canterbury A&P Association’s New Zealand Young Judges Championship organiser Tom Burrows, of Horrellville, near Oxford, says two past competitors in the annual contest have graduated to being senior judges at this year’s show. He says his son John Burrows will be judging Limousin cattle, while Bryce Stevenson, of Cheviot, will be judging Dorset Down ewes at the Canterbury A&P Show this year. ‘‘That’s what it’s all about with these competitions, to encourage younger people to give it a go, and hopefully some of them will go on to be senior judges. ‘‘At meetings you can start scratching your heads wondering who you can get to judge the different breeds, because there’s fewer and fewer people around and there’s not a lot of young judges or exhibitors around either, so it’s good to see some young ones come through.’’ Mr Burrows says the New Zealand Young Judges Championship comprised of four competitions, with each having a Lady Issac Scholarship worth $1000 as the prize. Eight finalists from four Merino sheep clubs around the South Island will compete in the Merino junior

John Burrows judging class, while young people can turn up on the day to compete in the meat and wool sheep, beef cattle and dairy cattle competitions. Mr Burrows says the meat and wool sheep judging competition this year will involve judging four Dorper (meat) sheep and four Merino (wool) sheep. The breeds are different each year. ‘‘It’s good to keep giving the kids experience in all types of sheep, especially if they go on to judge ‘all breeds’ competitions at shows. I’ve been with some ‘all breed’ judges who don’t have any idea how to judge Merinos.’’ ‘‘It’s a competition, but it’s also a learning curve.’’

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Royal experience for young judge By DAVID HILL Competing at the Royal Easter Show in Sydney earlier this year was a learning experience for Lincoln University student Sarah Donald. Sarah (20), of Balcairn, near Amberley, won the chance of a lifetime after winning a Lady Isaac Scholarship at last year’s Canterbury Agricultural and Pastoral Show. ‘‘It was really cool. It was different seeing what the sheep are like over there. The emphasis is on different things and the breeds are a bit different.’’ Sarah was one of the youngest competitors in the meat and wool class in the New Zealand Junior Judging Championship at last year’s Canterbury A&P Show, where she judged four Romney sheep and four Texel sheep, ranking them in order and giving reasons for her decisions. ‘‘I would encourage anyone who has an interest in stock to give it a go ­ I know quite a few young ones who are a bit shy to give it go, but they should. ‘‘I just trust my instincts. You need to talk with people who have the experience and spent as much time looking at the sheep as you can to get good.’’

Young judge . . . Sarah Donald won a Lady Isaac Scholarship in the New Zealand Junior Judging Championship at last year’s Canterbury A&P Show. After winning the competition, she went on to compete in Sydney against some of Australia’s best young stock judges and was unofficially placed fourth.

She says the meat breed they judged in Sydney was white Suffolk, while the wool sheep was Border Leicester. ‘‘It was a bit weird because we don’t have white Suffolks

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helpful with tips about how they do things over in Australia’’. Sarah spent five days in Sydney, three of those at the show, which ran for two weeks from March 26 to April 8. ‘‘The show was just massive. It was crazy ­ they had cat classes and bird competitions and apparently there were even frog and lizard shows. ‘‘It’s so big they just rotate the events. They change over the sheep breeds after a few days, so you can miss something if you go on the wrong day. ‘‘I will probably go back to Canterbury next month and think it’s tiny.’’ She says she will be stewarding in the Romney section at the Canterbury show this year. She is also now a qualified Texel judge and hopes to one day judge at the Canterbury show, once she has a bit more experience ­ ‘‘which will be really cool’’. Sarah is in her second year studying for a Bachelor of Agriculture at Lincoln University and would one day like to have her own sheep stud or partner with her parents Gary and Debbie Donald in their Kowhai Park stud at Balcairn, breeding Texel and Poll Dorset sheep.


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Sefton celebrates another cricket win A blistering 40­ball 90 run innings from South Malvern’s James Ferris in round three of the CRV Ambreed Country premier cricket competition was not enough to get his side over the line against unbeaten Sefton on Saturday. Chasing 226 for victory South Malvern fell 11 runs short being all­out for 215. Ferris’ first 50 came off 18 balls in an innings which included five sixes. South Malvern looked out of the race at 143/8 before a late partnership between Kyle Innes and Tom Rowlands got them to within 15 runs of their target. Barry Cross was the best of the Sefton bowlers taking 4/38. Earlier Sefton’s total was put together on the back of a better than a run­a­ball 73 from Matt Laffey. In Rangiora, Southbrook were too good for Greendale winning by nine wickets with Canterbury under­19 and Canterbury Country representative Jack Boyle scoring 77 not out. Greendale batted first and were bundled out for a poultry 140. Henry Shipley was the top scorer for Greendale with 43 while Darren Boyle picked up 4/26 with the ball. Southbrook were not

from Harry Chamberlain but Williams’ knock was enough to get Lincoln home with 13 balls and four wickets to spare. Simon Clark was the pick of the Lincoln bowlers taking 4/25. In the final game of round three Oxford continued its poor start to the season losing by six wickets to Weedons. Oxford were rolled for 92 with Mike Kingston and Kane Meyerhoff each taking three wickets for Weedons. Weedons were then largely untroubled in their run chase reaching the target four wickets down. Shannon Dunnett led his side home with 43 not out. Short scorecards: Sefton 225/7 (M Laffey 73) beat South Malvern 215 (J Ferris 90, K Innes 59; B Cross 4/38, A Laffey 3/48) by 10 runs at Sefton. Greendale 140 (H Shipley 41; D Boyle 4/26) lost to Southbrook 142/1 (J Boyle 77*, D Boyle 51) by nine wickets at Celebrations . . . Sefton picked up another win in the CRV Ambreed Country Premier Cricket Competition Southbrook. FILE PHOTO at the weekend. Leeston­Southbridge 195/8 (H Chamberlain 74) lost to Lincoln 197/6 (J Williams 84; S troubled in their run chase scoring 51. He scored 84 off 116 balls Clark 4/25) by four wickets at reaching the target only one Lincoln scored a four wicket before being bowled by Ben Lincoln wicket down and with nine win over Leeston­Southbridge Roborgh. Leeston­Southbridge put up Oxford 92 lost to Weedons overs to spare. with opening batsmen Joe Darren Boyle backed up his Williams the backbone of the a competitive total of 195/8 in 95/4 (S Dunnett 43) by six good work with the ball successful run chase. their 45 overs on the back of 74 wickets at Weedons.

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Polo farm open day While most equestrian sports require money, SUPA Polo is a sport that all ages can take part in without the need to own a horse. Waireka Polo Farm, in Lower Sefton Road, will be holding an open day on October 31 and anyone interested in the sport is invited. SUPA Polo caters for school children and university students who want to play Polo. Waireka supplies the horses and all the riders need to have is a good riding helmet, boots and chaps.

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The Polo scene in the South Island has grown thanks to Charlie Wood and his dedication in bringing the sport to young people who may not otherwise have had a chance to get involved. During the summer, schools from across the South Island visit and learn how to play Polo. Many of the students go on to play in tournaments, with one against Australia played in the North Island annually. Games and tournaments cater for different levels of experience. The Open Day at Waireka Polo Farm will start at 1.30pm and the farm is situated at 363 Lower Sefton Road, about 10 minutes from Woodend. Horses, gear, instruction and afternoon tea is provided free of charge. RSVPs can be text to Charlie Wood on 027­5059007 or email woodc4@gmail.com

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wickets. When Matt Parker was at the wicket the 20’s were ahead of the required run rate but Will Williams captured his scalp and the challenge eventually fell 37 runs short. Canterbury Country 289/7 (J Boyle 118 (147), M Laffey 74, M Rowe 25, H Chamberlain 20; N McNicol 5/62) beat Canterbury under 20’s 253 (47 overs) (M Parker 64, D Stanley 42, M Jannett 27; S Baxter 3/59, W Williams 2/27, H Shipley 2/38).

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242 Esplanade, Kaikoura $1,280,000 For more information please contact Kathy Thompson on 021 229 0600 or view online www.farmlandsrealestate.co.nz – property ID BL1161

Spectacular Views, Outstanding Position This desirable, sheltered water front location, with two road frontages, provides potential for further development of the 2,673m2 parcel of land, with endless opportunities – whether subdividing, with all sections having a sea view, or land banking for the future. The substantial two story, four bedroom residence, sits majestically on the site with all the extra large bedrooms having sea views. The

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For Sale

Deadline Sale

Kaikoura | State Highway 1 1,783 Hectares Rakanui And Kahutara. Calling all hunters, high country lovers, eco tourists and investors! This substantial block of tussock country is located on the Kaikoura coastline and is characterised by flat valley floors rising to 670m above sea level, and currently consented for a 67 lot farm park style subdivision. Views from the Inland Kaikoura Range to the Peninsula and round to South Bay. Wildlife and tourism, Manuka and native trees, we see the property linked to eco-tourism, honey, or as an escape from city hustle.

Closing 4pm, Wednesday 11 November 2015

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Currently leased, traditional practices see the property running a small number of breeding cows utilising good tracks, natural water supplies, two sets of cattle yards, a woolshed and adjoining implement shed, two older homes, plus a hunters hut. A special property with potential and diversity. | Property ID BL1151

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Size Does Count! • Two storey, 340m2 Linea board dwelling with Colorsteel roof • Five bedrooms, study, two large bathrooms • Entertainer’s dream home with living, lounge, conservatory that flow out onto large, private and secure grounds • Plenty of room for all of your toys here | Property ID HN1404

James Murray 027 436 8103

Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425

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New Listing | Horsley Downs Rd, Hawarden

Price

8 Hectares

$279,000 plus GST

Build Your Dream Lifestyle. Flat 8 hectare section, with a wetland area full of willows which would be perfect for a wetland garden or native area. A fantastic opportunity to live in the country while also being close to local amenities less than 4km from Hawarden Village, the pub, grocery store, school, rugby grounds and golf course. A perfect location to ride horses, farm bikes and raise the family. Subject to survey and title. | Property ID RA1662

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Emily Newell 027 472 0409

Barry Keys 027 434 7689

Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600

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For Sale

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

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 fertilised, good quality pasture and includes cattle yards with loading ramp and 3-bay shed, with one bay being fully lockable. | Property ID RA1658

James Murray 027 436 8103

Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

1.08 Hectares

Inspection By appointment

Contact Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425 Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

Deadline Sale

Eyrewell | South Eyre Road

Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425

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

21 Hectares

Inspection By appointment

Contact Emily Newell 027 472 0409 Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

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

Emily Newell 027 472 0409

Barry Keys 027 434 7689

Closing 4pm, Wednesday 4 November 2015

Inspection By appointment

Contact Maurice Newell 027 240 1718 Emily Newell 027 472 0409

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Hawarden | 216 Broxton Road

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

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

Deadline Sale

Mandeville | McHughs Road

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

Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600

Deadline sale closing 1pm, Tuesday 3 November 2015

Inspection By appointment

Contact James Murray 027 436 8103

Allan Gifford 027 226 2379

Chris Abbott 027 435 2872

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For Sale Amberley

Greta Valley

Price

Price

$240,000

$265,000

Contact

Contact

Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

11 Hilton Drive 2,990m2

218 Greta Road 2,486m2

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

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

Amberley

Fernside

Price

Price

166 Lilly Road 4 Hectares

71 Douglas Road 2,006m2 - 2,675m2 Between $210,000 -

$599,000

$230,000

Contact

Contact

Emily Newell 027 472 0409

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

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

Amberley

Kaikoura

Deadline Sale

Price

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

$425,000

57 Churchill Street 717m2

118 Dalbeg Road 8.3 Hectares

Contact Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600

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Emily Newell 027 472 0409 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

Looking For Seaviews? Two story five bedroom home plus self-contained studio, with sea views. Open plan living and two bedrooms downstairs, with large purpose built deck upstairs providing fabulous sea views. Three large bedrooms also upstairs with master ensuite plus dressing room. Set on a sheltered established section with large under cover outdoor area plus single garage. Room for improvement! | Property ID TU10604

Kaikoura

Port Underwood

Price

Price

$455,000

$239,000

Contact

Contact

Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600

Chris Abbott 027 435 2872

Oyster Bay 4,535m2

7 Hapuku Road 3,272m2

Secluded Oasis Close To The Sea. Spacious, renovated, four bedroom villa set in established gardens with fruit trees and vege gardens. Spacious lounge with logburner and French doors which open to a north-facing patio. Modern kitchen with Raeburn stove on wetback leads to the sunny, dining area with sliding doors leading out to the deck and BBQ area. Sheltered property with plenty of sheds, single garage and separate workshop. Surfcasting across the road. | Property ID TU10488

James Murray 027 436 8103

Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

Port Underwood, Oyster Bay. Elevated section providing outstanding views. Fully fenced, zoned rural, water connection, power to boundary, includes caravan and two small lock-up sheds. A dwelling site has previously been engineered and approved (currently lapsed), which would provide an outstanding building site. Retiring vendors who seek the quiet life in their Blenheim garden, and prepared to sell below RV of $249,000. Located 30 minutes (20km) sealed road drive from Picton. | Property ID BL1167

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


The News

Thursday October 22 2015

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Weather sinks bridge

regatta again By SHELLEY TOPP

Boxers . . . Hosea Watson (left) and Richard Robinson, Waikuku Boxing Club members, performed well at the recent national boxing championships in Invercargill. Sixteen­ year­old Watson won the national youth 64kg title, while Richard was runner up in the PHOTO: SUPPLIED senior elite grade.

Boxers win medals Two Waikuku Boxing Club members have come up trumps at the national tournament in Invercargill. Richard Robinson, who fought in the Elite division and Hosea Watson, who fought in the Youth grade, were both representing Canterbury. Watson, a 16­year­old New Life student, won three fights to take out

the 64kg Youth grade and also won the New Zealand’s Most Scientific Youth Boxer award. It is Watson’s fourth national title. Robinson was runner up in his grade after losing in the final. Both wrestlers are coached by Nick Watson. Canterbury took 13 boxers in all and came home with 10 medals.

The Cure Boating Club’s March Construction Bridge to Bridge Regatta has once again been sunk by North Canterbury’s changeable weather. The race was initially scheduled for Sunday, September 6 but was postponed early due to a forecast for poor weather. As it turned out, the weather that day was far better than expected. There were blue skies and sunshine during the morning. However, a bitterly cold southerly wind would have made it unpleasant for the rowers and spectators if the event had gone ahead as planned. It was rescheduled for last Saturday, October 17. This time the race did start, but soon after it was clear to organisers it could not continue. A spokesman for the club, Peter Midgely, said that three minutes into the race a strong southerly wind came up. Organisers quickly decided to red flag the event and abandon it for safety reasons. ‘‘We have very strict safety precautions in place,’’ he said. It was impossible now to reschedule the event in the rowing calendar this year, he said. The race was now likely to be run in May next year.

Public Notices

Public Notices

This week’s open homes in North Canterbury

Thursday October 22nd Ashley

Sunday October 25th Amberley

11.30pm 4.00pm

12.30pm 5.00pm

742 Marshmans Road 219 Marshmans Road

Harcourts Real Estate Harcourts Real Estate

5.00pm

6.00pm

261 Swannanoa Road

Harcourts Real Estate

1.00pm

3.00pm

Site Office, Tuhoe Ave

Harcourts Real Estate

Casebrook

1.00pm 12.00pm

1.45pm 2.00pm

19 Palmview Drive Elm Green Subdivision

Harcourts Real Estate Harcourts Real Estate

Eyrewell

Fernside Kaiapoi Rangiora

Saturday October 24th Amberley

11.00am 1.15pm

1.00pm 2.00pm

Tekoa Estate 172 Carters Road

Harcourts Real Estate Harcourts Real Estate

11.30am 2.00pm

12.30pm 2.30pm

742 Marshmans Road 219 Marshmans Road

Harcourts Real Estate Harcourts Real Estate

1.15pm

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14 Brogar Place

Harcourts Real Estate

2.00pm

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212 Isaac Road

Harcourts Real Estate

12.00pm

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261 Swannanoa Road

Harcourts Real Estate

1.00pm

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6 Port Robinson Road

Harcourts Real Estate

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22 Dawson Douglas Place 18 Wakeman Way 21 Wakeman Way 13 Hayson Drive

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Ashley

Fernside Gore Bay

1.15pm

2.00pm

172 Carters Road

Harcourts Real Estate

11.30am

12.30pm

742 Marshmans Road

Harcourts Real Estate

2.00pm

3.00pm

318a Sawyers Arms Road

Harcourts Real Estate

12.00pm 2.30pm

1.00pm 3.00pm

261 Swannanoa Road 218 Swannanoa Road

Harcourts Real Estate Harcourts Real Estate

Leithfield Beach 3.00pm

4.00pm

155 Kings Road

Harcourts Real Estate

2.00pm

3.00pm

24 Oregon Heights

Waimak Real Estate

12.00pm 1.00pm 2.00pm 2.00pm

12.30pm 1.30pm 2.45pm 2.45pm

22 Dawson Douglas Place 51 Beachvale Drive 18 Wakeman Way 21 Wakeman Way

Harcourts Real Estate Harcourts Real Estate Harcourts Real Estate Harcourts Real Estate

12.00pm 1.30pm 2.30pm

12.30pm 2.00pm 3.00pm

86 Whites Road 372 Mandeville Road 145 Dawsons Road

Harcourts Real Estate Harcourts Real Estate Harcourts Real Estate

11.00am

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47 Royal Park Drive

Harcourts Real Estate

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155 Kings Road

Harcourts Real Estate

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36 Kahuraki Drive 4 Solander Road

Harcourts Real Estate Harcourts Real Estate

11.00am 1.00pm 1.30pm 3.00pm 3.00pm 4.00pm

11.30am 1.45pm 2.00pm 3.30pm 4.00pm 4.30pm

30c Ayers Street 19 Palmview Drive 117b Church Street 29 Tripoli Street 67 Acacia Avenue 26Pimlico Place

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

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19 Palmview Drive 22 Huntingdon Drive

Harcourts Real Estate Harcourts Real Estate

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589 Upper Sefton Road

Harcourts Real Estate

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38 Sabina Street

Harcourts Real Estate

11.00am 1.00pm 3.00pm

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1494 Tram Road 380a No. 10 Road 971 South Eyre Road

Harcourts Real Estate Harcourts Real Estate Harcourts Real Estate

Ashley

Bishopdale Fernside

Hanmer Springs Kaiapoi

Leithfield Beach Pegasus Rangiora Shirley

Kaiapoi

Ohoka

Parklands Rangiora

Sefton

Swannanoa


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Thursday October 22 2015

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Situations Vacant Situations Vacant

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

Come to our FREE FREE Come om along al community event and celebrate! comm co mu Come and enjoy the Band, Stalls, Tea Garden, Fairy, Clown, Princesses, Bouncy Castle, Mini Golf, Treasure Hunt and loads of food.

Sunday 1st November 10.30am – 2.30pm m

(Road code & pre-assessment driving training provided)

MONTHLY, EVENING DG COURSES 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

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Sponsored by: BestStart Education, CERT and Pubb Charity. Char Chhar C aritity ityy.. For a stall, please contact natarshacrawford@hotmail.com

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

LEITHFIELD STREET FAIR Saturday 7th November 9am - 1pm Brighton St RANGIORA Revival Centre Church. Holds Church Services each Sat­ urday afternoon in Rangi­ ora 1.30pm. War Memorial Hall cnr High and Albert Street. This Saturday 24th October. Our Guest Speaker will be Bev Tembo, who will be CLAIRVOYANT Ministiring in Healing and medium, clear accurate Deliverance. Afternoon tea readings with Holly. Phone to follow. All welcome. 03 314 9073. Enquiries Ph 03 313 3537.

For all of your Trades and Classified enquiries, please contact Amanda Keys on 03 313 7671

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.

Stall holders welcome Sausage Sizzle White Elephant Stall Chocolate Wheel Pony Rides Bouncy Castle and more Fun for all the family! Any enquiries, phone Lizz 314 9029

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WILLIAM Thompson is speaking on Hope Homes International. Riverside Christian Fellowship, 45 Charles street, Kaiapoi. Friday 6th November, 7pm. Supper provided. All wel­ come. Ph Sarah Thompson 03 327 7613.

If wet, postponement until Sunday

North Canterbury Fish & Game Council Declaration of Election Result 2015 Council Elections Having been duly appointed Returning Officer pursuant to Section 3 of the Fish & Game Council Election Regulations 1990, I hereby declare that as at 5pm Thursday 27 August 2015, the number of candidates standing for election to the North Canterbury Fish & Game Council did not exceed the number of vacancies to be filled. I therefore declare Serge A BONNAFOUX, Jacques BOTHA, Jonathan BROOKS, John CUMBERPATCH, Trevor Lewis ISITT, Denis KELLIHER, Ken LEE, Craig MAYLAM, Peter ROBINSON, Charles SMITH and Ron STUART to be elected to the North Canterbury Fish & Game Council. Warwick Lampp Returning Officer – North Canterbury Fish & Game Council Free phone 0800 666 029 electionz.com Ltd elections@electionz.com

PUBLIC NOTICE SALE AND SUPPLY OF ALCOHOL ACT 2012 Section 101

Hawarden Bowling Club Incorporated has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Amberley for the renewal of the Club Licence in respect of the premises situated at 17 Allandale Road, Hawarden, Hurunui district known as Hawarden Bowling Club Incorporated. The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is that of a Bowling Club.

Pukeko Limited has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Amberley for the grant of the On-Licence in respect of the premises situated at 458 Ashworths Road, Amberley, Hurunui district known as Pukeko Junction. The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is that of a Restaurant/Cafe.

The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are: Mon – Sun 12 midday to 7pm, but not exceeding 40 hours per week. The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Hurunui District Licensing Committee at 66 Carters Road, Amberley. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the grant of the application may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the Hurunui District Licensing Committee, P O Box 13, AMBERLEY. No objection to the renewal of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 131 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. This is the only publication of this notice.

The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are: Mon – Sun 8.00am to 7.00pm Summer, 8.00am to 6.00pm Winter. The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Hurunui District Licensing Committee at 66 Carters Road, Amberley. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the grant of the application may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the Hurunui District Licensing Committee, PO Box 13, Amberley. No objection to the issue of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 105(1) of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. This is the only publication of this notice.

HURUNUI RANGERS FOOTBALL CLUB AGM 17th November, 7.30pm. Railway Tavern, 40 Douglas Rd, Amberley. Everyone welcome. All enquiries to Belinda, Ph 021 579 905. 1663531

BOOK SALE

Friends of the Hurunui District Libraries Inc Friday, 6th November 9am - 5pm and Saturday, 7th November 9am - 1pm At the RSA Room, Hurunui District Library, Amberley 1663686

Driving Related Health & Safety Training

DRIVETECH LTD

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

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PUBLIC NOTICE SALE AND SUPPLY OF ALCOHOL ACT 2012 Section 101

Team Member – Practice Support Person required for a busy Chartered Accountancy and Business Advisory firm operating from modern offices in Rangiora. The perfect fit for this role will be someone with strong administrative skills and knowledge of procedures/tax compliance in a Chartered Accountants office. 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 Please forward your response, toggether with your CV to:

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

DELIVERERS REQUIRED IMMEDIATE START

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

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


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Please email CV and covering letter to info@hurunuieng.co.nz or post to: The Manager, Hurunui Engineering Ltd, 59 Carters Road, Amberley 7410. Please do not turn up unannounced as we may be off site or unavailable.

Automotive

CASH 4 CARS and 4WD'S Phone Automotive Parts 03 313 7216 DISMANTLING and buying all models of Falcons now. Please phone 03 3125 064 .

COLLISION REPAIRS

• Car Bumpers • Kids’ Toys • Fibreglass • Headlights • Grilles • Anything Plastic... HAS NOW MOVED Un nit TO 2 - 9UNIT S 6, 03 5 STONE STREET

info@kpx.co.nz www.kpx.co.nz

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

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

Agricultural Services

Mainland Conveyor Services MCS For all your Conveyor requirements

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

Ph 027 212 3880 Ritchie

CARAVANS for sale. UK imports. Good selection. Phone Ken 027 434 1260. Motorhome Supplies NZ.

NO bees? Rent a beehive. Fully managed by regis­ TWEED Decorating for tered bee keepers. You get your painting and pollination plus honey. wallpapering needs, Phone 027 657 2007. interior or exterior. Based in Hawarden covering the Hurunui area. Call Phil on Gardening 027 558 9333 or 03 314 BARKS, Composts, Pea 4110. Straw & much more at Landscape ALL your decorating Woodend requirements, private and Supplies. Delivery & cour­ commercial, competitive tesy trailers available. Open rates. Free quotes. 25 years 7 days. Ph 03 312 2003. + experience. Phone Steve 03 312 5515, 027 576 0585. SCREENED soil for sale. Waipara area. Can deliver. AVAILABLE now quali­ Phone 021 115 3689. fied tradesmen. Roofs, exterior and interior, com­ mercial painting. In North Nursery Canterbury for 20 years. Quality workmanship. No job too big or too small. GOUGHS Phone Mike Watts for a free quote 027 931 1876 or NURSERIES 03 327 5388.

SUMMERFIELD Fencing Ltd in your area now. Lifestyle or farm, sheep, cattle, horse, all types of animals. Fences, yards, sheds, arenas, shelters, runs. 27 years contract fencing. John is available to help with your design and planning. Ph Carol or John on 03 312 4747.

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

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

FOR ALL YOUR LAWNMOWING & GARDEN WORK

027 315 6916

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, Hire 03 310 7640 or email TEMPORARY Fencing. andy@jas­tiling.nz. New hire business based in Amberley, servicing all DRESSMAKING. Alter­ trades in North Canterbury. ations, and dressmaking from $10. Hems to wed­ Ph 027 430 4348. ding dresses. Free quotes. Ph Bianca 027 345 8900 or 03 313 8528.

Landscaping

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

Livestock

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.

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 PLUMBING Craftsman 027 212 3877. Plumber. For prompt ser­ vice Telephone Michael 022 321 2468 or 03 313 JILL’S 2468.

FARMSITTING SERVICE Going on holiday and need someone to look after your pets and property?

Experienced ex farmer available to visit your property and feed, water / check animals as required.

Email Jill gillyfriel @gmail.com

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

PAINTING

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

Ph Chris 027 365 5818

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

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

Matt Smith

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

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NORTH Canterbury Painters. Reg Tradesman. Interior, exterior painting. Free quotes. Covering North Canterbury, Oxford, Kaiapoi, Rangiora, Amber­ ley. Phone Robin Driver 03 327 7899 or 027 432 3520.

Trades

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

PAINTER. Top quality Builder work. No job too big or small. We stand by Canter­ BUILDER / Handyman. bury. Call Wayne 027 274 Affordable building work 3541. by Qualified Builder. All work considered. Inside / outside jobs, decks and Pride & Quality Painting sheds. Free quotes. Phone & Decorating Services Chimney Cleaning Jay 027 746 7648. 20 yrs exp, fast and friendly service. For all your painting ABEL & Prestige Chimney needs, phone: Martin 310 Cleaning. Nth Cant. Owned LICENSED Builder. Over 6187 or 021 128 9867 and operated. Professional 30 yrs exp. High standards, guaranteed service. All Low overheads. Decks, firebox repairs. Ph Ken & alterations, restorations. No job too small. Phone Trish 312 5764. Fencing Andrew 03 975 5691 or 027 318 4400. NORTHEND FENCING LTD is in your area. For all fencing requirements eg; dairy conversions, Automotive Automotive vineyards, deer fencing, lifestyle blocks, post and rail, quality workmanship guaranteed, competitive rates. Phone Mike 027 313 1872. automotive plastic rep pair & refinish

Accountant

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

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.

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

CRAIGS Trees (03) 327-4190

Free Quotes 027 2299 454

WOF $35

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Concrete Services AFFORDABLE concrete cutting with quality and removal work. Free quotes. No job too small. Ph 027 442 2219, Fax 03 359 6052 or A/H 03 359 4605.

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

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

Trades

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Applicants for this position should have NZ Residency or a valid NZ work permit.

LABOURERS WANTED

Health & Beauty

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03 313 2840

Rangiora 03 313 6096

Butchery

Home Kill & Wild Game Butcher See us for your processing needs Specialising in Sausages, Bacons, Hams, Salami andd more... Gluten Free & Special Diet needss

Ph: 027 313 0161

Brent Noye alias “Brent the Butcher”

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If you think you have the skills and are looking for a position with a competitive remuneration in a rural environment, contact us now.

REQUIRES EXPERIENCED F.O.H STAFF for weekends and Mondays. Kitchenhand experience would be an advantage. Ph Janet 03 310 0629

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Hurunui Engineering is a progressive company, based in Amberley, North Canterbury. We have built a solid reputation for providing skilled expertise and field service to the Forestry, Earthmoving, Building and Road Transport Industries. We require a competent and experienced engineer to join our expanding company. The position offered is based in Amberley but is predominately focused on servicing a major site operation in the area. • Applicants would need to be able to work unsupervised. • Have a sound knowledge of engineering practices. • Be proficient in Arc and Mig welding and ideally hold an AS/NZS2980 welding certificate, or be at an experience level where it could be acquired. • Some mechanical experience would also be an advantage. • Be punctual and reliable with a “can do” attitude. • Be proactive with Health and Safety requirements. • Must be physically fit as some lifting may be required.

For Sale

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BRICK MILL CAFE

Engineer Required

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Butchery

Butchery

Carpet Cleaning

Oxford Butchery

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

LOCAL BUILDERS 1530762

Ring Mark 027 229 7310 for a free quote

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

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

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

Car pet cleaning

Butchery

www.longsilver construction.com

100% live steam, ultra quick drying time.

CATTERMOLES BUTCHERY, KAIAPOI

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

• Registered Master Builder 1233373

Concrete

Now servicing the Hurunui

HOME KILL & PROCESSING SPECIALISTS

• Licensed Building Practitioner

UT ABOVE A C THE REST

Cleans and sanitises without the need for harsh chemicals. Kills dust mites, mould spores, flea eggs and larvae.

GOSCUT CONCRETE CUTTER LTD

Call us today for a free quote 0800 279 277 or 021 2233064

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

Visit our website, www.kimmiekare.co.nz or our facebook / trade me pages for feedback

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Civil and Drainage

Wastewater Septic Tanks Treatment Plants Drainage Irrigation

Computer Repairs

DENTURE CLINIC

CompuCare COMPUTER REPAIRS

RANGIORA DENTURE CLINIC

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

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

“If it’s broke, let’s fix it”

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Phone (03) 313-9192

Electrician

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

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

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GARDEN MAINTENANCE

TONY’S LAWN & GARDEN MAINTENANCE

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

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

PLEASE CALL 0800 277 822 Garage Doors

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

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

027 207 6128 Ph 03 310 6577

Landscape Design

Heating

North Canterbury

www.classiccookers.co.nz

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LANDSCAPE DESIGN PLANTING PLANS

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

Massage Therapy

Sports, Injuries, Trigger Point, Relaxation, Deep Tissue

Phone 027 6266 6566

www.directdesignlanddscapes.co.nz

Landscape Architect available for Professional Garden Design

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Fencing

To contact us ph (03) 310 6534

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

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

NORTH CANTERBURY ELECTRICIAL LIMITED

• Cookers • Fireplaces • Radiators • Central Heating g Installation

Allan Pethig For all your electrical needs. Residential & Commercial

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Wilson Decorators Ltd

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

(will travel)

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

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

Free quotes

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Painters

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

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

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

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

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Pest Control

Painters / Decorators

CALVERT PAINTING

• INTERIOR PAINTING • EXTERIOR PAINTING • WATER BLASTING

All work guaranteed!

• WALL PAPERING

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

• INTERIOR PLASTERING • BUILDING REPAIRS

Combined Pest Control

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Craig & Bridget Hughes Approved Handler

0800 500 442

or 03 313 1443 pestcontrollers@xtra.co.nz

PICTURE

Domestic, Commercial & Rural

FRAMING

&

GALLERY

Picture Framing

Providing custom framing for all artwork including needlework and memorabilia 6 MAIN NORTH ROAD, PAPANUI artworkspapanui@xtra.co.nz www.artworkspictureframing.co.nz

OPEN: Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm

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

Septic Tank Cleaning

CASH PAID FOR SCRAP

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

MAINLAND METALS LTD

Plumbing

Master Plumber of the Year 2010

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PHONE 352 7594

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Canterbury owned and operated for over 60 years • PLUMBERS • GAS FITTERS • DRAIN LAYERS • HOME HEATING • BACKFLOW PREVENTION • DESIGN BUILD SOLUTIONS • DRAIN CLEANING – CCTV

Tree Topping

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

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“Fine Arts Guild Commended Framer”

By the SBS Bank - Parking at rear

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• SPRAY PAINTING

Spider & Fly Control

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Are you sick of being Pestered?

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

Thursday October 22 2015

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

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Cleaning throughout North Canterbury

Phone Amberley (03) 314-9669

Locally owned and operated

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Mobile 0275 379-694

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Tree Snip...

Timber Sales

Formerly trading as Ag Contracting now just Tree Snip

Quality Timb ber at discounted prices

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

We have a wide range of timber

Decking from $0.97 cents

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

CALL NOW FOR A FREE QUOTE

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

Upholstery

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

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Waterblasting Ltd Servicing Canterbury Commercial & Residential

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

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Water Blasting

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

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Rangiora & Kaiapoi Toyota

USED VEHICLE SELECTION

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

4.5 V8 diesel, 5-spd, High Country pack. Very sought-after Now $51,995

2008 TOYOTA DYNA VAN

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

condition. Great value.

2014 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER GXL

3.5 V6, stunning drive, test-drive today

$51,995

$14,995

2014 TOYOTA HIACE MINIBUS

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

2013 TOYOTA RAV4 GLX

2.5 AWD, auto, low kms, silver

$19,995

$53,995

Now $35,995

2009 TOYOTA PRADO VX LTD

2012 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER LTD

2009 TOYOTA HILUX SR5 AUTO

Fully optioned, priced well at

$45,995

2014 TOYOTA YARIS (new shape)

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

Now $44,995

2005 TOYOTA AVENSIS

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

2.0L, auto, very well optioned, Lustre Pearl

$19,995

$9,995

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

Was $36,995

Now $32,995

2013 TOYOTA COROLLA GX

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

$18,995

2013 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER LTD; just 44,000km, stunning in silver with leather trim.........................$41,995 2014 HILUX SR5 D/CAB 4WD, 3.0 turbo diesel, ex-demonstrator, 7,000km ....................................... $47,995 2012 TOYOTA COROLLA GX H/B, 1800, auto, stunning in Wildfire, 34,000km.................................... $17,995 2009-2014 TOYOTA HILUX S/CAB, E/CAB, D/CAB 2WDs. Enquire today!................................ From $18,995 2010 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER PRADO VX, 3.0 t/diesel, 7 seats, leather.............................................. $52,995

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

IT'S HERE! 2016 Hilux

2005 TOYOTA AVENSIS, 2.0L, auto, very well optioned, Lustre Pearl..................................................... $9,995 2012 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER PRADO, 7-seater GX, 3.0 t/diesel, auto, low km .................................. $49,995

Be one of the first in NZ to see it!

2010 TOYOTA HILUX 2WD D/C, 2.7L, 5-speed ........................................................................................ SOLD

NORTHERN A & P SHOW 24th October, 11.00am at the Rangiora Toyota stand

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

MORE STOCK ARRIVING DAILY

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Finance & Insurance Available

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

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

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