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Thursday November 5, 2015 | Issue 674

Mon Cheval: Show Champion People’s Choice. — page 8.

Garden Art: Scenes from Art in a Garden at Flaxmere. — pages 14 ­ 15.

Rabbitry: Rabbit fancier saving rare breeds. — page 34.

Jet - a bird scaring tool By SHELLEY TOPP

Jet, a young North Canterbury­ trained border collie is blazing a trail at Christchurch Airport, learning to scare birds off the airfield. Jet is training with Christchurch Airport’s senior airfield safety/wildlife officer, Norm Mannix, to help keep the airfield clear of birds. She will provide a new tool in the airport’s continuing battle to scare birds off the airfield, including sirens, lasers, stock whips, rockets, firearms, and pyrotechnics. Bird strike at airports is a huge safety issue and can cause problems or even a disaster when colliding with a plane’s engine during takeoff, flight, or landing. The 2009 air­crash in New York City’s Hudson River happened when both engines on the US Airways Airbus A320 lost power after the jetliner collided with a flock of birds soon after takeoff. Jet’s training at the airport involves joining Norm on his rounds at the airfield, getting used to the noises and his routine. She is making great progress and is expected to begin working early next year when she will be joined by another young border collie in the airfield safety/wildlife team. The new trainee will work with Mike Weir, who has been handling Jet while Norm is on sick leave recovering from hand surgery. Norm said Jet was a smart little dog. ‘‘In her second week here, she watched me hook her leash

In training . . . Jet, a border collie, who is in training at Christchurch Airport PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP to help chase birds from the airfield. over the tow ball of my ute and promptly took it in her mouth and unhooked it.’’ Jet was bred by Dunsandel’s Lyn Dickson, but had her initial training in North Canterbury with Leithfield dog trainer Janice Kirk. Mike contacted Janice last year asking her to find a suitable puppy for the project. Janice did the early ‘‘basic work’’ with Jet, and also trained Norm how to handle her, before she was transferred to one of New Zealand’s best­known sheepdog trainers and

triallists, Dick Carmichael, a sheep farmer at Motunau, for directional work, learning whistle and voice commands. He also wrote a programme to help Norm with Jet’s training at the airport. Dick has been training and trialling sheepdogs for more than 60 years. He also held a popular exhibition herding ducks with his border collies at shows and events for many years. Young dogs had to have a ‘‘ very good stop’’, and ‘‘a very good call’’, Dick said. Continued Page 2

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Hair raising From above . . . Esther Herber on the Amac Bungy at the Amberley Agricultural and Pastoral Show at Amberley Domain last Saturday. Esther, aged 10, was visiting the show with her parents, Raymond and Sue Herber, owners of the Iron Ridge Sculpture Park in the Waipara Valley, near Amberley. More photos pages 10­11. PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP

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‘Pink Trek to China’ fundraiser By AMANDA BOWES

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Walking the Hundalees to get fit prepared two North Canterbury women for a 55km walk on the Great Wall of China. Sue Anderson and her sister Virginia (Gee) Williams, were part of a nation wide group of women who went on a ‘‘Pink Trek to China’’ as a fund raiser for the Breast Cancer Foundation. They had a goal of $3500 each being raised before they left ­ they in fact made $12,000 between them. Other women from across New Zealand were also involved and the group of 17, together raised over $103,000. ‘‘The local community rallied around to donate for breast cancer and we were blown away by their generosity. An auction and evening meal at the Two Rivers Cafe at Cheviot made $6,00,’’ they said. They also raised $1000 selling their homemade marmalade and $2000 from catering for the Heartland Forum lunches. Sue Anderson had no history of breast cancer in her family but had always had routine mammograms. It was from one of these mammograms she discovered she had cancer, which was treated by a mastectomy and medication. As she was going to be visiting her daughter and new grandchild in Switzerland, she opted not to have chemotherapy, but was on medication for a long time afterward. The ‘‘Pink Trek’’ was for women who had had breast cancer or a personal association with it. Organised by Inspired Adventures, based in Australia, the trip was a first for New Zealand. Four women from Canterbury took part, with the rest from the upper North Island. Sue, Gee and the other two women flew to Singapore, where they met up with the rest of the group and then went on to to Beijing.

Pink trek . . . Sue Anderson (right) and PHOTO: SUPPLIED Virginia (Gee) Williams. The group was well taken care of by tour guide Jessie Shi, who Gee says had a sense of humour very much like Kiwis. The first day was spent looking around Beijing and because there was a public holiday and all the factories were closed, they had unusually clear blue skies. Chinese culture was absorbed as the women visited Tienanmen Square and the Forbidden City and immersed themselves in the large array of food. On day two, a bus took the group far away from the main tourist area of the Great Wall to a part of it in an area known as Jinshanling. Sue and Gee say they were surprised at how few people there were considering Beijing has a population of around 21,000,000. ‘‘At times, on the wall, we felt like were

were in the middle of nowhere.’’ Each day they would walk a section of the wall. The bus would then take them to another section. And in all, they walked five different parts of the wall including one area which was normally off limits. At times it was so steep, the women would be clambering on their hands and knees. As Sue and Gee were the oldest in the group, at 67 and 66 respectively, there were times they found the hiking quite a challenge. At night they stayed in small villages sited below the wall. The weather was perfect for walking with temperatures in the mid to high 20s. It would rain at night, but be clear and sunny by day. With mountainous steep terrain, there were areas where the wall didn’t need to continue as the razor backs were impassable by any marauding army. Sue says every spare bit of space was used to grow things. Fruit trees, vegetables, crops, gourds, were all grown side by side. The peach trees, which grew from the sides of cliffs and hills, had paper bags over each peach, a good method of keeping the birds at bay. ‘‘The food was out of this world,’’ says Gee. ‘‘We couldn’t get enough of it.’’ A highlight of Beijing was visiting the Peking Duck Restaurant. Back in the city, narrow streets were explored and the women learned how to negotiate the insane traffic, which had little regard for pedestrians or traffic lights. Away from the main flow of traffic, they would often be startled by the silent electric bikes, which they wouldn’t hear coming. Sue says she would like to see the South of China and particularly the terracotta horses. ‘‘It was a wonderful trip, much better than we expected and we made wonderful friends on the journey.’’

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‘‘Everyone wants to pat her,’’ Dick said. However, this could be a distraction for a young dog trying to learn a job. Jet is now back with Janice for a few weeks of reassessment training, while Norm is on sick leave. Janice said Jet was chosen for the job partially because she did not appear to be phased by noise. She was a lovely dog to work with, wanted to please, and was quick to learn. ‘‘It is a bit of an experiment, but she seems to be a good dog for the job,’’ she said. Trail blazer . . . Border collie, Jet, with Christchurch Airport safety/wildlife officer, Mike Weir at the airport last Friday.


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From Page 1 In Jet’s case, this was particularly important. ’’Her job is different from what she would normally be doing. There are a lot of dogs that love chasing birds. You just have to go to the beach to see that,’’ Dick said. ‘‘They might have the ability to chase birds, but they have got to be able to take commands as well. They have got to learn to stay, when they are told to stay.’’ Feeding birds on the lawn proved a good opportunity for Jet to hone her chase and stay skills. Like Norm, Dick also found Jet to be an intelligent dog to work with. ‘‘She could identify 19 different toys at an early age, and undo a rope off a vehicle.’’ She is also a lovely looking dog.

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Plea to stop dangerous practice A plea to dispose of live ammunition safely is being made by the Hurunui District Council after live ammunition was discovered in kerbside recycling bags. The dangerous practice has happened on several occasion in more than one location. Waste manager Sally Cracknell is calling on the culprits to stop putting people in danger.

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A restaurant and Bar in Hanmer Springs is proving popular for its a fine dining experience. No. 31 formerly owned by Michael van de Wiel and owned by Kim and Steve Gill since July, has taken out a 2015 Travellers’ Choice Award with fourth spot in TripAdvisor’s list of the top ten fine dining restaurants in New Zealand. It is a huge accolade for the tiny village restaurant, that offers an intimate evening dining experience, as only one per cent of three million restaurants reviewed annually win a Travellers Choice Award. ‘‘It is wonderful,’’ says Kim who is quick to give ‘‘credit where credit is due’’. ‘‘We only took over in July. With its reputation already established we did not want to sail in and change things.’’ ‘‘It is what Michael (van de Wiel) has created and he has spent a lot of time with us and given us a lot of advice which we have taken,’’ says Kim, who with her husband moved from Golden Bay where they owned a cafe ´­bar for 13 and a half years. ‘‘We were looking for something new and while neither of us are chefs we have always been interested in food and have a lot of experience in the industry,’’ she says. Growing popularity for the ‘‘cosy’’ restaurant, its chefs and front of house staff who go out of their way to make it a ‘‘bit special’’ for everyone, has people ringing to book from Australia, the United Kingdom and all parts of New Zealand. Many call on the back of ‘‘TripAdvisor’’ reviews and Kim recommends people book in advance. ‘‘Because of its reputation we do well every night but we are full every weekend. ‘‘There is always something going on here in Hanmer Springs,’’ says Kim. New head chef Simon Gilby of Christchurch has recently joined the team of three chefs and four front of house staff, plus a ‘‘couple of casuals’’. ‘‘We are very small but we do our best to

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having recently celebrated the surrenders of the three other Central Powers ­ Bulgaria, Turkey and Austria­Hungary’’. ‘‘Bells rang, bunting went up, songs were sung and speeches made. More organised celebrations came later in the day or over the following days. Most people anticipated the armistice with Germany and made plans in advance.’’ Mr Price says a special commemoration is being planned next year to remember the first Battle of the Somme, which was fought in September 1916. Around 2000 New Zealand soldiers lost their lives during the fighting around the Somme River. The Kaiapoi RSA also plans to mark the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele in October 1917, which is known as the darkest day in New Zealand’s history, as part of the four years long WW1 centennial commemorations.

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Shearwater return to Kaikoura

Protection boosted . . . A shearwater takes flight near Kaikoura last season when the birds returned to home for the FILE PHOTO. summer. introducing a ‘‘sponsor­a­chick campaign’’ for this breeding season to help save the birds from extinction. Donations will help to fund ongoing operation and research costs. The Hutton’s shearwater is one of New Zealand’s few mainland breeding seabirds, and the only alpine breeding seabird globally. The species is regarded as nationally

Stylish xmas cottage market Mill Cottage Christmas Gala is a new stylish, quality gift and shopping market in North Canterbury. To be held at the Rangiora Showgrounds on Friday, November 20, from 1pm to 8pm, this market is an exciting mix of market and Christmas workshops. Mill Cottage is a new enterprise which allows people to relax while shopping, taste gourmet food and attend workshops on stylish artisan experiences. ‘‘We wanted to present something that would not only show the mix of talented and unique gifts that are being created locally, but give participants the opportunity to create their own stylish Christmas at home,’’ says gala organiser Larina Tiffen. Larina is well known in North Canterbury as the owner Miss Lilly’s Boutique Cafe and winner of the North Canterbury Business Award for Emerging New Business and People’s Choice. Beautiful art and crafts, good food and wine will provide a relaxing, fun Christmas day shopping for the ladies while providing a shopping experience for their partners through the a men’s retreat, which includes craft beer, hunting, fishing and barbecuing. Top this off with amazing workshops held by local craftspeople that are designed to provide participants with the

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As Kaikoura’s Hutton’s shearwater birds return home for the summer, there has been a boost to efforts to protect them. The Hutton’s Shearwater Charitable Trust recently employed a new project co­ordinator Sabrina Luecht and is now looking to raise its profile and some much needed funds. The appointment of a part­time project co­ordinator was made possible thanks to the Department of Conservation’s (DOC) community conservation partnerships fund, with funding available for three years. Since taking on the role Ms Luecht has been working with the Kaikoura District Council to find ‘‘seabird friendly street light solutions, which are less likely to interfere with the ability of fledging birds to find their way to the sea from their mountain colonies’’. She has also been working on improving the trust’s internet presence including updating the trust’s website and developing a Facebook page. The trust is

endangered because of past declines (evident from extinct colonies) and the threats still faced. A colony has been developed on the Kaikoura Peninsula from birds translocated from the mountain colonies and protected by predator­ proof fencing. An event is being planned during March 10 to April 10 next year to farewell the Hutton’s shearwater birds as they migrate for the winter. Organisers hope that by raising awareness, they can reduce the number of birds injured or killed from crash landings around the township during the fledging period each March and April. During this month there will be ‘‘a Hutton’s hotline’’ for people to ring in sihtings, ‘‘Have You Seen This Bird?’’ posters distributed by email and throughout Kaikoura, a social media blitz with Facebook posts every few days, deployment of Hutton’s shearwater road signs by DOC, a central drop­ off point for crash­ landed birds and volunteers to help search for and collect crash­landed birds.




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Staying connected vital Sacrifice put in context

Staying connected is vital for an MP. Being in touch with what people are talking about on the ground gives an MP’s role relevance and it’s good to just get out there to really connect with people. The Northern A&P Show was a great day to catch up with people in an informal setting. Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller and Kaikoura MP Stuart Smith joined me and it was a key event for my daughter, who got to pet her first lamb. A big thanks to show president Dan Higinbottom and his wife, Mel, for another successful event. I also had a good day in Oxford last Friday at my regular constituent clinic. Being accessible as an MP is important and I know living in a rural area can be a barrier to accessing help. I am therefore looking forward to the Provincial Priorities meeting on November 23 in Oxford. These are being run all over the country to bring a spread of rural­ based MPs out to meet locals and hear

their concerns. The issues brought forward will help us to develop policy to further strengthen our economy and communities in the years ahead. So bring your ideas on what we can do better. During the week I also caught up with some local organisations doing valuable work in our communities. I touch base regularly with agencies working around a variety of issues so that we can collegially ensure Waimakariri electorate has the support it needs. I also enjoy just being out in the community with my family. On Saturday, my daughter and I grabbed a bucket and helped out at the Southbrook Park clean­up. It’s a great space and it was good to be able to help in keeping it tidy. On Sunday, I enjoyed the opportunity to connect with constituents at the Northwood Fair and, on Friday, I joined others in celebrating our sporting stars at the MainPower Sports Awards.

When I watched Dan Carter kick that crucial dropped goal, I was staying with our family in Melbourne. I just thought you should know that I had to get up at 3.00 am to watch it, so that was a greater sacrifice than for those of you watching it live here in New Zealand. Using the word ‘‘sacrifice’’ in that context is, however, pathetic when we remember that last month, on 12 October, the Battle of Passchendaele was commemorated at a small ceremony at the Rangiora Cenotaph. Since the establishment of a twinning relationship with the municipality of Zonnebeke, on the Passchendaele battlefield in Belgium, it has become the practice to alternate a ceremony between Kaiapoi and Rangiora, organised by the two RSAs. In terms of loss of life, the first day of the Battle of Passchendaele in 1917 was the worst day in our post­1840 history. That puts the word ‘‘sacrifice’’ in a better context.

The flying of the Belgian flag on that day also reminds us that the Belgian people suffered terribly in World War I, experiencing the invasion and occupation of almost all their territory and having many of the Western Front battles fought there with their accompanying destruction. A good friend of New Zealand and Waimakariri has been Freddy Declerck of the Passchendaele Memorial Museum in Zonnebeke. A former Belgian Navy officer, Freddy has been recently made an honorary Captain of the Royal New Zealand Navy and, last week, was presented with an honorary MNZM by Prime Minister John Key. These well­deserved awards stem from the huge amount of work, and devotion, put in by Freddy into recording, displaying and teaching about New Zealand’s involvement in the war in Flanders. He has become an expert. Thank­you, Freddy.

A thank you from the community will be missed by all involved within the Canterbury water management debates, and we wish them well in their future endeavours. A number of very able people have volunteered to fill the vacant positions. It is very pleasing to see ongoing commitment and involvement by members of the community to the CWMS and the upcoming 2018 Plan change process; it is not an easy decision to place yourself at the forefront of what can at times be a difficult arena, the time and effort needs to be appreciated by all. A number of items presented to the committee recently have highlighted that decisions made by those involved in the implementation of Regional and National Policy frameworks in environmental management will impact individual landowners. We have seen that the implementation of one plan component such as the 10 percent rule or the drive towards 80% irrigation efficiency can have

By JOHN FAULKNER At the end of this year two zone committee stalwarts, David Eder and Mike Hodgen will be retiring after five years of service to the Hurunui­Waiau community. David Eder chaired the committee ably throughout the first four years bringing together disparate points of view to develop the first Zone Implementation Programme under the Canterbury Water Management Strategy. He also represented the zone on the Regional Committee. Mike Hodgen has actively supported the Hawarden community for many years through the Hurunui Water Project and since its inception in July 2010, as a member of the zone committee. I would like to express on behalf of the Hurunui­Waiau community, appreciation for David and Mike’s tireless work on our behalf. The intellect and contribution of both

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unintended and onerous consequences for individuals ­ all parties involved in the process need to be cognisant of that fact. It has been clear from involvement in the decision making process since 2010 that hasty decisions can deliver sub optimal results and within a sub­ regional planning context simple and that seemingly quick or simple changes can be fraught with difficulties when once wider impacts are assessed ­ one parties solution can easily turn into another’s problem. Over the next two years the zone committee’s focus will be a well­ designed process supported by good science, aligned with quality debate and decision making involving all sectors who are committed to seeking a balanced outcome leading to the 2018 Plan Change. To the new zone committee members welcome aboard. John Faulkner is the chairman of the Hurunui­Waiau zone committee.

DVD winner Nicola Fidler, of Rangiora, is the lucky winner of ‘‘The ANZACS War Horses’’ DVD which The News had to give away to a lucky reader.Thank you to all our entrants. Waipara Fireworks cancelled The fireworks display planned at the Waipara Domain tomorrow night (November 6) has been cancelled. The organisers have reluctantly been forced to cancel the event due to the very dry conditions in the area. Lost and found Have you seen this property reported as lost to the Rangiora police ­ A digger cab cover, a long grey wallet, a radio transmitter, three rings (engagement, dress and eternity) and a brown wallet. The following has been found: A Samsung phone in teal blue case, a black wallet and a diamond high setting ring.


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Keith bids farewell to Compass FM By ROBYN BRISTOW Keith de Dulin’s voice has gone from the airwaves. After four years at Rangiora­based Compass FM helping people to ‘‘get up in the morning and start their day’’ and keeping the music bright and happy so ‘‘people whistled while they worked’’, Keith’s time at the community radio station has come to an end. ‘‘It has been a privilege and pleasure and a great ride. ‘‘I have thoroughly enjoyed it,’’ says Keith who rose at 5am at his Christchurch home, five days a week, to ensure he arrived at Compass FM to start broadcasting shortly after 6am. It was a show he did for love, not for money Keith’s four years of broadcasting was unpaid ensuring that the station could find its feet and reach out to all corners of North Canterbury, the

surrounds and even into Christchurch. ‘‘I did it for the love of the job for a start to help Mike (Mike Le Petit, the recently retired station manager) to get the station up and running and I just carried on. ‘‘I have had a wonderful time. ‘‘It was good fun and I used to get a lot of great feedback from people whom I never knew and it was a thrill to meet people I would never have met otherwise,’’ says Keith. It was sad to be leaving but it had been an incredible journey. Keith spent 17 years in Radio New Zealand’s commercial network between 1983 to 1997 and ‘‘thoroughly enjoyed it’’. Compass FM had been something to keep him busy in his retirement and ‘‘to help out more than anything’’. Keith left the community station last week as Richard Green takes the helm as station manager and takes it to ‘‘the next level.’’

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Mr Ormsby agrees. ‘‘We need a hotel badly. It makes a big difference, especially in the off­ season as it can attract large groups and conferences. ‘‘When you have large tour groups or conference groups, people want to be able to stay at the same location. But that’s not always possible as our accommodation providers are not big enough.’’ Mr Ormsby says the town’s business leaders and the council are working on trying to get some investment from

someone ‘‘who’s willing to invest in the infrastructure necessary for such a project’’. Mr Gray says an extension would need to be made to the Kaikoura Airfield to complement a large hotel, so larger groups can fly in to Kaikoura directly from other parts of New Zealand. ‘‘I can just remember the snippets of Queenstown when it was getting started and 40 years on look at them now. ‘‘I’m not saying we will become a Queenstown, but there is considerable growth potential.’’

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Winning wine . . . Deborah Pearson discusses Mon Cheval’s wines with visitors to the PHOTO: SUPPLIED Amberley A&P show last Saturday.

Mon Cheval a winner By ROBYN BRISTOW A Waipara boutique winery took out two prestigious prizes at the local Amberley Agricultural and Pastoral Show last Saturday. Mon Cheval’s Pinot Noir 2010, was crowned Champion Wine of the Show, taking the top prize from 60 entries in the Alpine­Pacific Wine Challenge while its 2009 Pinot Noir vintage won the People’s Choice award. Graham and Deborah Pearson’s Mon Cheval, McKenzies Road winery, also took home two gold medals for the winning wines in the Pinot Noir 2012 or older section of the competition. Competition organiser Julian Ball said it was the first time in the competition’s history for a winery to take out both prizes for the People’s Choice to be awarded to the same winery that won the overall show champion crown. People’s Choice tasters were Hurunui Mayor Winton Dalley, Amberley business woman, Trish Coleman, and A&P show president Ken Tomlinson. Graham and Deborah only entered two

wines in the competition made by Taiwanese winemaker C P Kin, who has been the couple’s winemaker since 2008. The 2010 Pinot Noir, Show Champion, is well developed with a very good structure, says Graham, while the 2009 vintage is ‘‘more aromatic’’. Graham and Deborah bought their property in 2001 and planted the majority of the boutique winery in 2003, adding a small amount of Riesling in 2008. They planted to get the maximum number of vines per hectare ­ 9000 on their 2.2 hectares, requiring a special tractor to fit between the rows. The couple have just recently developed a new label ­ Mon Cheval ­ in honour of their harness racing mare, Under Cover Lover, who helped pay for their McKenzie’s road property and who is now living at the property ‘‘having babies’’. The boutique wineries 2010 winning wine will be available at the Nor’Wester for at least a month as part of the show prize while Copper Road will host the 2009 vintage.

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A mannequin wearing an award­winning steampunk costume in Rangiora’s High Street has done a great job promoting a new business in the town. But the mannequin’s striking head gear has been removed after complaints that it was scary. Sally Quinn, owner of Manne Quinn Preloved Clothing, upstairs at 113a High Street, said she thought the mannequin, dressed as Leanne Parkinson’s award winning steampunk character, Rococco Blenpharbenmelody, would be just the thing to promote her new business, which opened in Rangiora last week. She was right. The unusual­looking mannequin proved a remarkable drawcard on the footpath outside the shop’s entrance, stopping people in their tracks and many of them headed upstairs to check out the new shop where Sally sells ‘‘pre­loved’’ clothing on behalf of other people. Some were looking for steampunk­ inspired fashion, which she doesn’t sell. Everyone had something to say about the mannequin. ‘‘The majority of people said it was great,’’ Sally said. They liked the mannequin because it was fun, and made them smile. Others weren’t so sure what they thought, and a couple said it was scary. As it certainly wasn’t Sally’s intention to scare people with the mannequin she reluctantly decided to remove Rococco Blenpharbenmelody’s vulture­like headgear, and replace it with a blonde wig to give her a more conventional look. ‘‘I am just a new kid on the block,’’ Sally said. ‘‘I don’t want to upset people.’’ However, because the steampunk­ inspired mannequin proved popular with so many people Sally is now considering installing her in the shop upstairs, or inside another entrance to the shop at 123a

Mannequin welcome . . . Sally Quinn with Rococco Blenpharbenmelody, a mannequin wearing an award­winning steampunk costume, in Rangiora’s High Street last PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP week. High Street. Steampunk is a Victorian­age inspired movement which is also influenced by steam technology, science fiction, and gothic fantasy. The movement has caught on in Oamaru, which has become the steampunk capital of New Zealand. Oamaru’s steampunk sculptures, many of them on show in the picturesque Victorian Precinct, which has a steampunk playground, and the annual steampunk festival, attract many visitors to the town annually.

Kaiapoi is set to remember the end of World War 1 with a sing­a­long next weekend. The Kaiapoi Theatre Company is hosting a sing­a­long on Saturday, November 14, at the Kaiapoi Club, with support from the Kaiapoi RSA. ‘‘Remembrance Day is actually November 11, but a lot of people work during the week, so we are having it on Saturday so more people can attend,’’ Kaiapoi Theatre Company secretary Helen Moore says. The armistice ending fighting on the western front came into effect at 11am on November 11, 1918. The Remembrance Day Sing­a­ long is the company’s major production this year, with 11 members rehearsing songs and skits related to WW1 since the end of September, ‘‘as there are quite a few new songs to learn’’. The audience will be encouraged to sing­a­long to some of the songs. A Kaiapoi RSA member will read a story about a WW1 soldier and local dancers will also be performing. There will be two performances in the Riverview Lounge, Kaiapoi Club, at 2pm and 7.30pm on Saturday, November 14. Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased from Blackwell’s Department Store in Kaiapoi and Stan’s 7 Day Pharmacy in Rangiora. Door sales will also be available. For more information email morichele@kinect.co.nz.

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Amberley show attracts huge crowd A huge crowd took advantage of a beautiful North Canterbury day to attend the 115th annual Amberley Agricultural and Pastoral Show at the Amberley Domain last Saturday. THE NEWS photographer, SHELLEY TOPP joined the fun.

Is this the way out? . . . One of the many goats on show at the Amberley A&P Show at Amberley Domain last Saturday.

Pet dog . . . Daniel Irons with his daughters Eva (9) and Kayla (14) and Flash, their Great Dane, which won best large breed in the pet dog competition.

Clydesdale . . . Woodbury Orange Blossom won three ribbons, being placed first in the walking section, second in the mare section and third in the best­presented section for her breed. The mare is owned by Deb and Jim Cook, of Cust, who also own Woodbury Goldie, which was the Champion Clydesdale at the show.

Steam models . . . Rodger Pearson, of Rangiora, with his collection of working steam models at the Amberley A&P Show at Amberley Domain last Saturday.

Handler . . . Levi Vaughn (14) won first prize in the handlers’ class section with this 1­year­ old Friesian Holstein heifer. Levi works part time, after school, for Waikuku dairy farmer Alastair Robinson.

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All ages enjoy a day at the show

Youth . . . Hurunui Youth Council volunteers Michaela Robins (left), Jess Vernal and Willow Vernal (far right), with their friend Stan (Krista Vernal), at the Amberley A&P Show at Amberley Domain last Saturday.

Highland dancers . . . Charlize Blakely (left), Emily Smith, and Alice Aldhamland, wait their turn to compete.

Old style . . . Sally Kelso, of Loburn, with Neemo, at the Amberley A&P Show at Amberley Domain last Saturday.

Artistic effort . . . George Steel (9, left) and Jack Little (9), with Omihi School’s senior room, prize­winning, combined­effort painting at the Amberley A&P Show at Amberley Domain last Saturday.

Fun of the fair . . . Ferris wheel fun and dodgem cars.

Try this for size . . . Evie Pulley (4), of Leithfield, tries out a new tractor for size.

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A whale of a big celebration

Soprano . . . Tom Spicer from the Cheviot Area School has been recognised for his achievements and contribution to the PHOTO: SUPPLIED. Special Choir in Christchurch.

Noteworthy performances A thirteen­year­old Cheviot Area School ‘‘country kid’’ is becoming noteworthy for his musical performances. Tom Spicer’s wonderful soprano voice is catching the ear of many. He has represented Cheviot Area School four times as a member of the Special Choir at the Christchurch Schools’ Music Festival and last week was recognised for his achievement and contribution to the choir. He was presented with the prestigious ‘Four Year’ medal at last week’s festival. Tom was also chosen this year to compere the opening of the festival each night and was awarded one of 10 certificates for his enthusiasm, commitment and contribution to the special choir. Tom loves choral singing and hopes to pursue this further. He was one of two Cheviot Area School representatives in the Special Choir, with Georgie Ensor in the Junior Special Choir. To be selected the students have to audition along with several hundred other students.

Kaikoura is set to celebrate its largest residents. WhaleFest Kaikoura, which is being held during Saturday and Sunday, November 14 to 15, is an opportunity to experience and learn about whales and dolphins all in one weekend. One of the features, Conservation Kids, will feature fun and informative workshops, activities and facepainting. An exhibit hall will be filled with exhibits such as whale teeth, bones and baleen, artwork, video footage of whales and more. A WhaleFest lecture lounge will have a busy schedule of guest speakers presenting their work and stories on a range of topics from research in the sub­ Antarctic region to whale surveys utilising former whalers to scientists who collect whale poo. Visitors can also get up close with whales and dolphins through discounted trips with Whale Watch Kaikoura and Dolphin Encounter Kaikoura. WhaleFest Kaikoura is being organised by Barbara Todd, a researcher, photographer and educator. It will be launched Saturday, November 14, at 11am with projects from Kaikoura students on display and a chance to meet Steve Hathaway, founder of New

Zealand’s ‘Young Ocean Explorers’ television series. Barbara Todd and Dr Carlos Olavarria will talk about searching for southern right whales at Campbell Island in the sub­Antarctic region. For 35 years, there were no sightings of these whales. Nadine Bott will then tell the story of the hundreds of humpback whales which once migrated annually through the Cook Strait. By the early 1960s, the hundreds had been reduced to a trickle. Sperm whales require up to 1.5 tonnes of food each day and they must dive hundreds of metres down in search of their prey. Marta Guerra will talk about her three year study of sperm whales off the Kaikoura coast. On Sunday Department of Conservation ranger Dr Jody Weir will talk about her research of the dusky and hector’s dolphins of Kaikoura over 10 years and will discuss the biodiversity within our new Kaikoura Marine Management Areas. Project Jonah will round off the presentations, discussing ‘‘Why do whales strand and how can we save them?’’. Speculation has ranged from mass suicide to the desire of a sick whale or dolphin to return to the land.

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On Watch . . . Bill Clarke’s magnificent stainless steel exhibit, On Watch, the People’s Choice winner at Art in A Garden, held at Flaxmere over four days last week from October 29 Thursday October 29 to Sunday November 1.


Art in a Garden stunning Flaxmere, Penny Zino’s fabulous Garden of National Significance at Hawarden, was once again in stunning form for last week’s Art in a Garden. The exhibition was held over four days, from Thursday, October 29, to Sunday, November 1. It was organised for the first time this year by Laura Forbes, who earlier bought the exhibition rights from previous owners Penny Zino and Alison Meyer. Laura who farms nearby in Waipara, with her husband James and their young family, has a Bachelor of Art History, and a Masters in Arts Administration. She said Art in a Garden offered something for everyone, including art lovers, gardeners, families and the local community. The last weekend in October was a perfect time to hold the event because it coincided with other highlights in the area, the Culverden Christmas Country Fete, last Thursday, and the Amberley A&P Show last Work in copper . . . Ruru with Gecko by Nick Saturday. Dryden. Flaxmere was established 45 years ago and now sprawls gently over 2.8 hectares, featuring woodlands, ponds, New Zealand

native plants, roses, lillies, tulips, rhododendrons, flaxes, meandering pathways bathed in dappled light, and much more. Laura said she was thrilled to have such wonderful support for the event, with huge crowds of between 600­700 every day, and record sales for the exhibitors. ‘‘There were a lot of new people at the event this year, and we have had such a lot of positive feedback,’’ she said. Although it rained on opening day, a big crowd still attended, and on the final three days the weather behaved perfectly delivering fine, still, sunny and warm conditions. More than 320 exhibits were displayed around the magical garden setting, and indoors in the restored 1890 barn, with the People’s Choice vote going to Bill Clarke’s stunning stainless steel stag, entitled On Watch. While there was a close vote for the works displayed indoors, with Daniel Pye’s copper Archie . . . A cat by Susan Pidgeon. work, Koru Tree, the winner, and Simon Edwards’ striking charcoal on paper framed work, Ashes to Ashes, second.

Landing Falcon . . . A stainless steel work on hardwood by Elisha Jordan’s.

Soldiering on . . . Helen Perrett’s earthenware Rabbit Soldier 1 and Rabbit Soldier II.

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Family outing . . . Megan Hamilton with her mother­in­law Robyn Hamilton, and daughters Poppi and Maggie, admire Sarah Clarke’s stainless steel exhibit Moa, at the four­day Art in a Garden exhibition at Flaxmere, in PHOTOS: SHELLEY TOPP. Hawarden last week.

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Admiring . . . Helen Wilson of Hawarden, admires Winston Oliver’s metal work, The Dervish.

Music in the garden . . . The Nairobi Trio performs for visitors.

Baaalancing Act . . . Michelle Clarke’s stainless steel exhibit, with etched accents.

Coloured Globes. . . Winston Oliver’s metal exhibit.

Allo . . . Michelle Clarke’s giant stainless steel rabbit, exhibit number 7.

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Live Lines s Issue 135 November 2015

Electric vehicle competition powered by MainPower Secondary school students in the North Canterbury and Kaikoura region have been given the opportunity to participate in the EVolocity Electric Vehicle Competition thanks to sponsorship support from MainPower.

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on the MainPower website survey.The lucky winner of the $150 grocery voucher was Quentin Wood! We received some great feedback and have some exciting changes in store for www.mainpower.co.nz, where you can find information about connections, outages, keeping safe around electricity, our community sponsorship programme and much more.

Seven teams from four regional schools will be participating in the competition which culminates in New Zealand’s only electric motorsport racing event at Mike Pero Motorsport Park on Saturday 28 November 2015.

A sense of Christmas at Cust School

Joshua Starling of Rangiora High School, 16, has been working hard to design and build an electric pushbike with his team of three. Starling’s bike can reach a speed of 32km per hour and features a 24/36 volt, 350 watt motor.The students have wired the motor themselves, in a bid to maximize its potential and give the other EVolocity High School teams a run for their money.

Kick off the festive season by heading out to Cust on Sunday 8 November to experience Cust School’s fundraiser “A Sense of Christmas”.

Rangiora High School students Joshua Starling and Caiman Sue-Tang testing their electric bike

MainPower urges care ahead of storm season Spring has officially arrived in North Canterbury and Kaikoura, with warmer weather and longer daylight hours kicking in. A lot of kiwis will take advantage of the new season by getting out in the garden to trim trees and hedges around power lines. While it is good to keep trees and other vegetation well away from power lines, it is extremely important to note the danger involved in working around live power lines. MainPower has a team of experienced and qualified Utility Arborists, specially trained to work on vegetation near live power lines. Call MainPower on 03 311 8300 for advice and to book a free quote for tree trimming work.

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Woodend teen with Nashville dream By SHELLEY TOPP

Woodend’s Cameron Walsh has a dream of performing in the guitar town of Nashville, Tennesee. It is a long way from Woodend to the home of country music, in the United States. But the talented teenage guitar player, singer and songwriter is on the right road. At 17, he is already making a name for himself in the Canterbury music scene with performances at many clubs, taverns and concerts in Christchurch, Rangiora, Kaiapoi and Ashburton. He has also had success at the Best of the West Country Music Awards, in Westport, in May this year, winning the traditional section, and finishing second in the original composition section. Then, in June, he made the finals of the intermediate solo vocal section, and was highly commended in the traditional section, at Gore’s New Zealand Gold Guitar Awards. Recently, he has been playing at the Hornby Working Men’s Club, in Christchurch, and at JR’s Bar and Grill in Rangiora. He also made a popular appearance at the Fifth Anniversary Concert of the Canterbury Earthquake in Kaiapoi, in Trousellot Park on September 4, and performed a selection of Johnny Cash favourites at the final Kaikoura Country Jamboree. Cameron is a huge fan of Cash, and he enjoyed performing his music at the jamboree. ‘‘He is a classic, with many great songs and a unique voice,’’ Cameron said. But he is also influenced by Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour, American country music legends Merle Haggard,

Waylon Jennings, Vince Gill, and popular Christchurch­born country/ rock/blues musician Phil Doublet, who wrote the poignant earthquake memorial, The Day the Spire Fell, and won Male Artist of the Year at the 2014 New Zealand Country Music Awards. Although Nashville is Cameron’s long­term goal, for now he is studying music, English, and media, at Rangiora High School. He wants to become a fulltime musician, and will leave Rangiora High at the end of this year to do a music course at the Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology next year. ‘‘I am working towards getting to Tamworth, Australia, as soon as I can,’’ he said. The Academy of Country Music in Tamworth, New South Wales, will hopefully provide Cameron with a stepping stone to Nashville. ‘‘Until then, I am trying to play as often as possible to earn a bit of money, get some experience, and have some fun while I am doing it,’’ he said. Annette Mehrtens, organiser of the Kaikoura Country Jamboree, who also hosts Heart of the Country on Plains FM 96.9 on Thursdays, said Cameron was a ‘‘very popular young musician.’’ He was into ‘‘real country music’’ and particularly excelled performing Johnny Cash songs, she said. Cameron began playing the guitar when he was aged seven, started singing a few years later, but then gave it up before deciding last year to focus on music as a career. ‘‘I play acoustic guitar when I am just focusing on singing, but electric guitars are where it’s at for me. ‘‘I play a Fender Stratocaster, and Telecaster, and my big hobby is guitar pedals,’’ says Cameron.

Nashville dream . . . Cameron Walsh, of Woodend, a talented young guitar player, singer PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP and songwriter.

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“A local team for local people” Wish list . . . Kendra and Aidan Lapslie tell Santa Claus their wish list at the Christmas Grotto PHOTO: SUPPLIED. at the previous Cust School ‘‘A Sense of Christmas’’ fundraiser in 2013.

Santa to visit Cust Santa Claus is making a special stop in Cust on Sunday, November 8, this year for the Cust School Parent Teacher Association (PTA) fundraiser ‘‘A Sense of Christmas’’. Take a trip out into the country and experience Christmas­themed venues such as the Reindeer Retreat, Candyland and Kiwiana Christmas. There are seven different places to visit with plant and craft stalls, festive food and activities. Children have the chance to try wreath making, Christmas icing or learn more about making your vegetable garden great for summer. For the children there are baby animals, pony rides, a bouncy castle, cricket games and a ‘‘where’s Piko’’ competition. With Santa in residence in the Christmas Grotto at Cust School, photos can be taken with the family in time for Christmas cards.

The event is organised by the Cust School PTA and funds are being raised to upgrade the school playground for the 150th anniversary celebrations in 2017. Chairperson Deborah Baggott says the event has something for everyone. ‘‘The event proved very successful in 2013, and the new venues in 2015 are shaping up to be very exciting. We are delighted with the support from the local community with everything from funding for flyers to providing demonstrations and venues.’’ MainPower is donating $3 for every ticket sold, up to $1500. Tickets are $15 prepaid or $20 on the day and can be purchased online at www.cust.school.nz or from Stan’s 7 Day Pharmacy in Rangiora, or Away with the Fairys and Querky Style ­ Roses at Cust. For more information phone 027­4964549 or email custschoolpta@gmail.com.

Dear Editor, Thank you for covering our ‘Farewell to the Soldier Dance’. It’s NEVER easy saying goodbye to a loved one! During the two world wars, public dances were held to formalise this highly emotional time. At our commemorative October 17 dance artist Mark Lander’s white wreaths, and delicate handcrafted paper draped at the front of the hall, symbolised peace. A spotlight set the scene and provided a tranquil backdrop for the speeches dedicated to World War 1 history and the tragedy of war. In 1914 our politicians responded to the British Empire’s call to war, without debate or questioning the moral ethics. Their ‘We are at war’ announcement was delivered, in haste, by our first Governor General to a New Zealand with primitive communication and mass naivety. Incredibly it took only 11 weeks to assemble 8000 young Kiwis and 4000 horses to sail on October 16th. Amidst the horror that ensued some beautiful music was born, and teenager Anna Bennetto gifted the re­enactment with a medley of these lovely songs. Then following correct tradition our departing soldiers (Anzac 100 Year Horse Riders) were honoured with a salutary community gift. While the customary entertainment, provided by local Wim Bevers mimicking our ‘Kiwi quirkiness’, was priceless. Thank you, Lois McGirr, Amberley.

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Promoting wellbeing in the NC community

Standing guard . . . Governor­General, Sir Jerry Mateparae walks to plant the lone PHOTO BY SHARON EARL. pine seedling in the Garden of Tane.

Memorial honoured By AMANDA BOWES Four North Canterbury horses and their owners made the steep windy journey to Akaroa recently to honour the re­opening of the Akaroa war memorial. Mark Appleby, Fletcher Earl, Terry Kingi and Mike Donaldson rode their horses for the NZ Mounted Rifles Charitable Trust­Public, to stand guard at two ceremonies. The first was the re­opening of the Akaroa War Memorial which was badly damaged after the September 2010 and February 2011 earthquakes. After much fund raising, over $700,000, the memorial was finally

repaired. Governor General, Sir Jerry Mateparae, re­opened the memorial and then the entourage continued to the Garden of Tane. Here, Sir Jerry planted a seedling pine which was a descendant of the solitary Turkish Red Pine which stood on Lone Pine Hill above Anzac Cove. After nearly 50 years of neglect, the garden of Tane is being cleared of all the over growth and resurrected. As on the Anzac 100 Ride, the horses seemed to know it was a special occasion and once again gave the public and guests a noble representation of the NZ Mounted Rifles.

Wellbeing North Canterbury is looking to the future. The local welfare, not­for­profit organisation recently signed a new sponsorship deal with Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa, has developed a new website and is planning a Wellbeing Day later this month to raise awareness of the work it does in the community and raise some funds. Wellbeing North Canterbury manager Deirdre Ryan says the new sponsorship arrangement provides ‘‘a real synergy’’ in promoting wellbeing in the North Canterbury region and helps extend the organisation’s reach further into the Hurunui district. Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa marketing manager Shane Adcock says the work of Wellbeing North Canterbury fits in well with his organisation’s ideals. ‘‘Wellbeing North Canterbury provides a range of much­needed services around the Hurunui district and North Canterbury. Simply put, they help residents in our area when most needed. ‘‘Our sponsorship agreement with Wellbeing North Canterbury is a way we can also help and we are proud to be able to support them.’’ Wellbeing North Canterbury operations team leader Lisa Newby says the new website and supporting Facebook page helps bring the organisation into the 21st century and will make it more accessible to the community. ‘‘It will be more interactive with people able to access information about our services more easily and it is an opportunity to let the community know who we are again.

Technology is such an important part of our community today.’’ ‘‘It reflects better who we are now as an organisation,’’ Ms Ryan adds. ‘‘We really want to drive community wellbeing through North Canterbury, so it’s an opportunity for people to see how they can be part of that ­ whether they want to be part of our services, donate or sponsor.’’ Alongside the new website and Facebook page, Wellbeing North Canterbury is looking to reach out into the community with Wellbeing Day on Saturday, November 21, with a street appeal and raffles in Rangiora, Kaiapoi and Amberley. ‘‘We will have a presence out there and we will be collecting and giving out information with over 100 volunteers and 30 staff,’’ Ms Ryan says. ‘‘It’s been bubbling away for the last few months and coming into spring everyone is re­energised and moving forward.’’ Ms Ryan says Wellbeing North Canterbury’s strength is in being locally­ based. ‘‘It’s more than a job ­ we bring our passion to work. ‘‘We really, really care about our community and our difference is that we are not Christchurch­ based providing an outreach. We are North Canterbury. ‘‘We value everything North Canterbury has to offer and we want our families to flourish out here.’’ To find out more about Wellbeing North Canterbury go to www.wellbeingnc.org.nz, phone (03) 3106375, visit the Rangiora office at level 1, 29 High Street, or Kaiapoi Community Support at 116 Williams Street

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Ironweed . . . Kiwana garden art handmade n Little River.

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French fare . . . Visitors are directed to a lunch by White Tie Catering in the garden at Wynyard.

Art hangar . . . A new innovation at the Fe ˆte was popular with visitors enjoying a great line up of local art.

Grey skies, the occasional shower and a little bit of damp underfoot did little to curb the enthusiasm of people attending last week’s Christmas Country Fete near Culverden. Jackets, coats and warm footwear were the order of the day for hundreds who headed into the rural countryside to enjoy shopping at the 200 stalls, listening to entertainment and enjoying some fine or casual fare. Business was brisk with a new Art Hangar proving a popular attraction with works from local artists, while the treed lawn provided a great place to shelter from the weather. Demonstrations of Christmas fare by Chelsea Winter were well attended and coffee outlets were a popular place to stop for a warm drink. Editor Robyn Bristow joined the visitors to North Canterbury.

Wind sculpture . . . Kim Annan with her Windsticks she invented as a wind sculpture and bird feeeder.

The Starlets . . . A female vocal trio ­ Sarah Greenwood, Sarah Kelly and Georgia Gumbley entertain visitors.

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USA Car Day turns on the style The day turned out bright and sunny for the annual USA Car Day at the Woodend Domain on Sunday. The News’ Judith Harrington popped along to snap some of the cars.

1930s . . . Just as a 1930s car should be.

Restoration . . . This classic is set to be a restoration project.

Ambulance . . . This old Chev ambulance was a standout.










1960s . . . This 1960s Rambler Classic was a popular sight.









Power . . . A 1940s Ford V8 ready for the road.


Shade of blue . . . This Mercury Cougar rolled into the Woodend Domain on Saturday.

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Essential First Aid 1 Day Course (8hrs) Pay it forward . . . Helen Milligan points to the pay it forward gestures people have left on post­it­notes at Rivertown Cafe in Kaiapoi.

Community scholarship people. ‘‘By doing that in a cafe, we are investing in their families now and in the future, and Kaiapoi’s church­run cafe is offering to we are investing in the community as well help ‘‘self­development with a community and this scholarship is the next step.’’ focus’’. Ms Pirie says the scholarship could go to Rivertown Cafe, which is run by the Kaiapoi Baptist Church’s Person to Person a teenager who wants to go on a training camp for sport, someone who wants to do a Help Trust, is offering a community scholarship worth up to $1000 a year to any university course or ‘‘it could be a little old lady who looks after the neighbourhood individual who wants to do any training to further themselves or benefit the kids and wants to get a first aid certificate’’. She says the scholarship is for up to community. ‘‘The scholarship is open to anyone from $1000 a year and how it is allocated will depend on the applications. age 12 right up to 60­plus who lives in the ‘‘We won’t necessarily give $1000 to one Kaiapoi area. We wanted to open it up to person, if that’s not what people are asking anyone, because community is all ages,’’ for. cafe manager Tracy Pirie says. ‘‘We may award it in a way that benefits ‘‘There’s always people who want to learn something or develop themselves, but as many people as possible ­ for example, if we get several people wanting to do a first they don’t always have the money and aid course we could share it between all of they’re not always a member of an them.’’ organisation.’’ The scholarship is open to anyone living Ms Pirie says after two­and­a­half years in Kaiapoi and the surrounding area, of operation, the cafe is ready to put including Woodend, Pegasus, Waikuku, something back into the community. ‘‘Our mission statement is for the profits Tuahiwi and Ohoka. Another way the cafe is giving back to the to be invested back into the community and community is through a ‘‘pay it forward jar’’ this is a way of giving something back. ‘‘The first two­and­a­half years have been instead of a tips jar. ‘‘We have so many regular customers and hard ­ starting a business is always hard, they share their lives and their news with but we have turned a corner.’’ Ms Pirie used to be the Person to Person us and sometimes it’s not good news. ‘‘We need to celebrate the good things in Trust’s strengthening communities co­ life and also recognise when things don’t go ordinator and admits running a cafe ‘‘was so well.’’ never on my list of things to do’’. The pay it forward jar allows people to ‘‘I didn’t know what to expect. It’s not the buy ‘‘a gesture or a pick­me­up’’ with their job I would ever have chosen to do, but it’s loose change, which is passed on to people the best job in the world. who are having a bad day. ‘‘Our staff team that we have developed Application forms for the Rivertown Cafe are phenomenal people and I see my staff community scholarship are available from here as my greatest achievement. the cafe, which is open seven days a week. ‘‘We have a strong ethos of empowering Applicants are required to provide a people by developing their job and letter of support with their application. personal life skills and growing them as By DAVID HILL

Cameron plays way Bathurst Playing Xbox saw a Rangiora man win a trip of a lifetime. Cameron Hunt won a trip for two to Bathurst, Australia, last month to attend the annual Bathurst 1000 motor racing event. While at Bathurst, Mr Hunt competed against other Xbox players from Australia, Scotland and England, in an Xbox simulator to complete ‘‘a hot lap’’, coming third overall. He also got to ride in the Xbox­sponsored car while it completed some ‘‘hot laps’’. Ironically at age 26, Mr Hunt says he was the youngest Xbox competitor. Mr Hunt also got to meet Xbox One Racing Team drivers Marcus Ambrose and Scott Pye, the team’s Bathurst pit crew, racing legend Dick Johnson and he had a chance encounter with Kiwi driver Scott McLaughlin. He also got to watch the big race with his father Kevin from the comfort of the Xbox corporate box, ‘‘with food and drinks laid on’’. While the Hunts’ passion is for speedway, Mr Hunt says he enjoys watching the Bathurst 1000 race on television each year. ‘‘It was a once in a lifetime experience,

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Country music coming to Woodend By DAVID HILL Country music lovers are set to converge on the Woodend Domain next week. The Woodend Beach Country Music Festival is set to bring together country music fans and singers from all over New Zealand during Saturday and Sunday, November 14­15. Organiser Gary Evans says North Island duo Legal Tender, which four Golden Guitars in Gore earlier this year, will be the headline act along with Christchurch singer Allan Barron and his band Remedy. Mr Evans says the festival, which has been held annually for more than 20 years, used to be held in a soundshell at Woodend Beach, until the earthquakes left it ‘‘in a bad state of repair’’. He expects a big crowd to fill the Woodend Domain, with the Woodend Community Centre available as a back up in case of rain. The festival begins on Saturday with walk­ups from 11am to 4.30pm, where people can just turn up and put their name on the whiteboard if they want to sing or play some country music. Legal Tender and Allan Barron are expected to drop in during the day and mix with the crowd. ‘‘We welcome all entertainers to come along and have a go,’’ Mr Evans says. ‘‘Most people will have two or three goes and sing two songs at a time.’’ While the walk­ups provide an opportunity to discover some new talent, Mr Evans says it is not like X Factor auditions as most of the performers are members of country music clubs. ‘‘You will get one or two novices, but

Practice . . . Gary Evans practices singing ‘‘Do What You Do Do Well‘‘, ready for the Woodend Beach Country Music Festival next PHOTO: DAVID HILL week. there’s that embarrassment factor where people think: ‘I’m not going to make a fool of myself by singing for the first time’.’’ On Sunday there is more time set aside for walk­ups, from 11am to 1pm, while walk­ups will also be available during the ‘‘Keep it Country’’ concert, featuring the headline acts, from 1pm to 5pm.

There is no charge for the walk­ups and people are encouraged to bring a picnic and camp chair, sit in the sun and enjoy the music. A sausage sizzle, tea and coffee and raffles will be available. The weekend finishes with a meal out at Caspers on Sunday evening, which tends to turn into a jam session, Mr Evans says.

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Pirates . . . Pirates in the Cheviot Area School’s production of Aarghhh show their stuff.


Pirates take centrestage Last week Cheviot was overrun with pirates searching for treasure, supposedly buried up Camel’s Hump. The pirates’ boat had run aground on the Hurunui River ­ right next to the school bus stop. It was all part of the Cheviot Area School’s production, Aarghhh, a fun show enjoyed by all. The pirates were trying to fulfil a prophecy which claimed the treasure could only be unlocked by a direct descendant of Ready Money Robinson ­ and this person also had to fit the ‘Golden Boot’!

As luck would have it school student Fiona, with facebook on her mind, was waiting at the bus stop. She locked eyes with Charlie the pirate, and yes, they fell in love. As we know love can be fraught with difficulty and trouble ensued as the pirates tried to infiltrate the Cheviot community. Students from 5­years­old to 17 were involved, with each class having their moment on stage. Even the staff made a surprise appearance. The main characters worked very hard and should be very proud of their professional performance.

Pet day . . . Brothers Brad (left), Riley and Alex Slemint at the Loburn and Kaiapoi Borough Schools pet day recently.

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Students from Kaiapoi Borough School joined pupils at Loburn School for the annual pet day recently. The day combined pets and farm animals with good old fashioned sand saucers, miniature landscapes and nail

art. The day is an integral part of the school and community calendar and offers the opportunity for students from both schools to share in a day of fun.

Depression support offered Support is available for those suffering from depression. The Waimakariri District Council community team is hosting a depression awareness workshop at the Chamber Gallery, Rangiora Library, on Tuesday, November 10, from 10am. The workshop will be led by Bryan Hope, of the Depression Support Network, and Susan Kovacs, from the Rural Canterbury primary health

organisation, injury prevention co­ ordinator Leanne Bayler says. ‘‘It will be an opportunity to ask questions and they will promote the ‘five winning ways to wellbeing: give, keep learning, be active, take notice and connect’. ‘‘By having it at the library we can create a nice, comfortable environment, where it looks like people are going to the library.’’

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Representation changes Immigration workshop A free workshop for newcomers to New Zealand will be held on Friday, November 6 at the Flat White Cafe, Pegasus, from 9.30am to 12.30pm ­ refreshments provided. Tony McNeill from Immigration NZ, will speak on Visa Status and Minimum Labour Rights. Rod Cullinane from Fish and Game, will speak on the NZ Fishing Regulations. Organised by the North Canterbury Citizens Advice Bureau. Please register by phoning (03) 310­6205 or email cab.northcanterbury@xtra.co.nz. Messy Church Get Ready for Christmas; with candle making, other crafts, singing and drama at the Church Street, parish hall at Messy Church on Monday, November 29, at 4.15pm. A plate for a

shared tea would be appreciated. All welcome. Phone Sally 314 6739 or Kristin 9753513. Candle­making for Christmas Lynnette Creagh will lead a candle­ making workshop on Saturday, November 28 at the Leithfield Community Centre from 10am to 1pm. This is a chance to make some special candles for gifts or to add a sparkle to your Christmas Table. This is a family­fun event at a cost of $5 or two time­bank credits, plus $5 for materials, and is brought to you by TimeBank Hurunui’s Learning Exchange and is the last class for the year. Registrations required: 314 3406 or tbhlearningexchange@gmail.com. Website https://hurunui.timebanks.org.

Bridled Passion by Margot Butcher Bridled Passion is a beautiful compendium dedicated to celebrating the 30­year success story of New Zealand’s best equestrian sportspeople and their fine­tuned steeds in one of the few sports worldwide in which men and women compete as equals. Stolen Lives by Paul Little The Lawson quins were a medical miracle and a national obsession. Samuel, Lisa, Deborah, Shirlene and Selina turned 50 on 27 July 2015. Their early childhood was idyllic, but when their parents’ marriage broke up, their mother married a man who terrorised them for eight years before killing her and himself when they were just 16. After that, the nation’s darlings were thrown into nightmare years of abuse and heartache, gangs and drugs, beatings and betrayals, from which they have slowly fought their way back. Food Worth Making by Sam Mannering Food Worth Making is an eclectic collection of recipes from home and abroad. North African chicken with cinnamon and cumin from a street vendor in Fez; a Massaman curry of beef cheeks so rich it will change your mind about offal forever. Find out how to make salt cod and what to do with it; crumbed sweetbreads with parsley and fennel; and a recipe for gingerbread from the author’s own grandmother. 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.

Following the Representation Review Hearing Panel recommendations, the Waimakariri District Council considered a number of options which may affect the way Waimakariri residents vote in the 2016 local body elections. The panel, consisting of five councillors, heard from a number of submitters to the review early this month. Among the recommendations is for the council to consider a change from the current four ward arrangement (Rangiora, Kaiapoi, Woodend­Ashley and Oxford­Eyre) to a three ward system (Rangiora­Ashley, Kaiapoi­Woodend and Oxford­Eyre), while still maintaining the present 10 elected councillors. In addition council decided the Oxford­Eyre ward will be renamed the

Oxford­Ohoka ward to more accurately reflect the area represented. The Oxford­Ohoka ward will be represented by a community board rather than the existing Oxford­Eyre Ward Advisory Board. This will bring it into line with the other wards, leading to a community board for each ward. The adopted changes have been publicly notified and then, subject to an appeal process which closes on November 25, be forwarded to the Local Government Commission for consideration. The Local Government Commission will make a final determination on the district’s electoral arrangements prior to April 11 next year. Any changes will then take effect in time for the local body elections scheduled for October 2016.

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Promoting lamb collectively Farmers advised to that our farmer counterparts on the other side of the world The El Nino weather pattern has realise that having lamb really kicked in and it appears available in supermarkets all there will be little reprieve from year round benefits us all. the ongoing drought in this part What struck me after meeting of the country. farmers and trade officials was Let’s hope the rain showers of just how much they knew about the past week continue. the state of play with farming in I have just returned from a trip to the United Kingdom and Europe, accompanying Beef and Lamb New Zealand (BLNZ) chairman James Parsons and chief executive Dr Scott Champion to the Anuga Food Fair in Cologne. We also met with Welsh, Irish and English farmers, visited the International Meat Secretariat in Paris and met our trade representative in Brussels. This is a visit the chairman and chief executive this country. make every year to maintain They look to New Zealand for relationships with sheep and farming information and they beef farmer organisations in the are very aware of weather and northern hemisphere and trade production patterns and movements in the market. officials. It was pleasing to see New The message we received from Zealand lamb, beef and venison the sheep farmers we met was that we need to work together to on display at the massive Anuga food fair and to meet with promote lamb as a product rather than compete against people who import and sell our red meat. each other. There is no doubt By PHIL SMITH

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There are a lot of people doing great work on behalf of this country’s farmers. Beef is continuing to perform well, particularly processed beef and we heard from a representative from McDonalds who told us they sell a staggering 70 million meals world­wide every day. We have seen red meat in the news headlines this week alongside an association with cancer. The BLNZ domestic marketing team were quick to put things in perspective. Lean meat remains part of a healthy diet as recommended by the Ministry of Health and many beef and lamb cuts meet the Heart Foundation Two Ticks criteria and are recognised as core foods for a healthy diet. Most New Zealanders are eating nowhere near the amounts of processed red meat that would increase the risk of cancer. What we do need to concern ourselves with though is there is going to be another tough summer for farmers along the east coast. We need to look out for each other and not be afraid to ask for help.

discuss grazing now Lower than normal milk prices, a lower than usual lamb schedule and a decrease in grain prices means uncertain times ahead for many farmers. Couple this with parts of the country still suffering from the dry and the need for budgeting and planning is greater than ever. For many North Canterbury dryland farmers who provide winter grazing, the future is even more uncertain with the recent lack of rain. Federated Farmers has put together a new grazing agreement which can be used for heifer, dry stock or wintering scenarios and has been drafted by lawyers with farmer input. As winter feed is about to be sown, Federated Farmers Mid­Canterbury arable chairwoman Jo Burke and dairy chairwoman Jessie Chan­Dorman say it is a good time to have open discussions between grazers and herd owners. They say is is critical for people to start planning and provide transparency around winter feed requirements and

availability. Prices should be talked about now and some discussion on agreeing on at least part of the feed going into the ground. ‘‘While it is recognised there are numerous grazing arrangements, early planning and decision making by both parties is encouraged.’’ The new grazing agreement outlines each party’s roles and responsibilities and includes reporting, feed, progress measurement, quarantine drenching and provision for adverse events. It comes with 15 minutes of complimentary legal advice which can be used when entering into the agreement or if an issue arises. For members, the cost is $80.50 which is a fraction of what a lawyer would charge. ‘‘We are in the midst of some volatile commodity cycles and it is very difficult to predict what the season will look like. ‘‘Federated Farmers encourages farmers to work together and plan so that everybody can have a win win situation.’’

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Dairy farmers are cleaning up their act. Environment Canterbury (ECan) announced last week rates of serious non­compliance with resource consent conditions reduced in the 2014­2015 dairy season than in the previous year, but there were higher rates of minor non­ compliance. Regional monitoring and compliance manager Marty Mortiaux says the season was a very challenging one for farmers facing reduced payouts and drought conditions. ‘‘Dairying has been growing in Canterbury and it is very important for the economy,’’ he says. ‘‘We now have 1149 farms compared with 632, 10 years ago. The average dairy herd size in Canterbury is larger than elsewhere in New Zealand ­ 912 compared with the national average of 413. The increase in dairying is part of a more widespread increase in farming intensification. ‘‘ECan’s role is to make sure this intensification does not unduly impact on water quality throughout the region. Our monitoring of dairy farms has become much more than just assessing compliance with consent conditions. It is an essential part of implementing the Canterbury Water Management Strategy. Mr Mortiaux says ECan is increasingly working alongside farmers and the industry to help improve environmental performance on farm while at the same time maintaining or improving profitability. ‘‘Last season we looked to meet our obligation to monitor compliance with dairy effluent discharge consents while at the same time working with farmers dealing with the season’s many challenges.’’ ECan has changed its monitoring programme. ‘‘In 2014 ­2015 we moved away from monitoring every dairy farm in the region at least once a year towards a more targeted regime based on risk criteria,’’ Marty Mortiaux says. ‘‘During the 2014­2015 year, 976 of 1149 dairy farms were actively monitored at least once ­ 85% of all farms. Because the farms that were not monitored were assessed as being lower risk, year­on­ year results are no longer directly comparable. ‘‘The rate of compliance in respect of farms that were monitored declined compared with last season (64% v 72.5% in 2013­2014). However, the rate of significant non­compliance or enforcement action was lower (6.5% v 8.5% in 2013­2014).’’ There was an increase in the number of abatement notices compared with

previous years, but the number of incidents warranting infringement notices decreased and there were no serious incidents that resulted in charges being laid in court (prosecutions). Analysis of compliance by the Canterbury Water Management Strategy zone showed the highest levels of compliance were in Christchurch­West Melton (100%), Kaikoura (87%), Ashburton (75%) and Hurunui­Waiau (73%). The lowest were in zones further south. ‘‘Compliance monitoring site inspections identified several common issues,’’ Mr Mortiaux says. ‘‘Exceedance of application depth and/ or ponding of dairy effluent were among the most common reasons for non­ compliance, although the levels of these non­compliances were lower than in previous seasons. ‘‘Some of the other main non­ compliances were exceeding the undiluted volumes of dairy effluent, overflow from storage ponds, and storage ponds not meeting requirements. Discharge of dairy effluent within buffer zones was found to a lesser extent than in previous seasons and there was only one instance of a direct discharge to water.’’ Resource management officers also recognised many good practices on dairy farms during the monitoring season, Mr Mortiaux says. ‘‘Many farm owners or managers went beyond their consented conditions to improve their environmental performance. Environment Canterbury appreciates the ongoing efforts and co­ operation of these farmers.’’ Where there was significant non­ compliance or enforcement action, follow­up site inspections were conducted. ‘‘Most dairy farms were compliant with the conditions of their resource consent or improved their performance at that follow­up inspection. Those that did not will be a priority for monitoring in the 2015­2016 season. ‘‘Environment Canterbury will continue with this targeted regime in the 2015­2016 season as well as continuing to work with farmers and the dairy industry to take initiatives and improve compliance throughout Canterbury. ‘‘Farm environment planning will be a crucial aspect of this work. Environment Canterbury is gearing up to get closer to the farm gate in all its activities relating to land use and environmental protection,’’ Marty Mortiaux says. The 2014­2015 report is available at http://ecan.govt.nz/publications/Plans/ dairy­report­1015.pdf

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Canty show next week Canterbury Agricultural and Pastoral Show organisers have announced the entertainment line­up for next week’s big event. New Zealand’s first ever MasterChef winner Brett McGregor will be cooking up a storm in the Electrolux Demonstration Kitchen on Show Day (Friday, November 13). After winning in 2010, the former teacher’s life has gone from detentions and marking to television shows, cookbooks, endorsement deals and cooking demonstrations around the country. Show visitors will be able to learn some of Brett’s tricks of the trade in the Food and Wine NZ Pavilion at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Legendary New Zealand band ‘‘The Feelers’’ will be rocking out the Village Green this Show Day and two of New Zealand’s best country music acts have been announced as supporting acts. New Zealand Country Music Awards male artist of the year Cam Scott is one of our hottest new acts and has supported the likes of Lady Antebellum in Australia. He will be joined by popular duo Mae Valley on all three days of the show on the More FM main stage. Mae Valley rose to stardom after success on X Factor and have several top 20 New Zealand hits. The Tip Top Family Lawn will be the best spot for entertainment for the whole family thanks to The Court Theatre this year. Children can help Super Sam find his super powers and be wowed by crazy stunts in the Magic and Mayhem Kids’ Show. Popular Pirate Captain Festus McBoyle returns this year with his motley crew and loads of swashbuckling

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FMG has become the principal sponsor of the Young Farmer of the Year contest. The contest is the country’s pre­ eminent rural challenge, pitting contestants in battles around agricultural knowledge, people and practical skills and mental fortitude ­ all qualities and attributes needed to be successful in farming today. ‘‘For us Young Farmers embraces so much of what’s great about farming in this country. It promotes taking calculated risks, innovation, competition, collaboration and idea­ sharing, leadership and achievement,’’ says FMG chief executive Chris Black. ‘‘Young Farmers has a wonderful tradition, dating back to the mid­1930’s and interestingly FMG has been there from the outset, supporting Young Farmers get established in various ways in the early days, so it’s fitting to be rekindling the relationship,’’ says Mr Black. ‘‘FMG’s roots are firmly grounded across the rural sector and to have them on board is a perfect match for us,’’ New Zealand Young Farmers chief executive Terry Copeland says. ‘‘FMG is a well­respected rural organisation and is genuinely passionate about not only supporting us to enhance the competition but to also support young men and women to achieve great things in agriculture.’’ Mr Copeland says he welcomes FMG’s passion in wanting to be ‘‘a hands­on sponsor’’. ‘‘They’ve already rolled up their sleeves and sat around the table with us to start building on the great work that has gone on previously. I think this attitude says it all about their spirit and commitment to fostering achievement and leadership within the sector.’’

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Supreme champion . . . Oxford farmer Andrew Stokes’ 7­year­old Angus cow won supreme champion beef cattle at last year’s Canterbury Agricultural and Pastoral Show.


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Rangiora school seeks new rugby coaches After five years in the Crusaders’ Schools rugby competition, Rangiora High School is looking for new coaches. Ambitious rugby coaches are invited to indicate their interest in coaching the school’s first and second XVs by emailing ed@rangiora.school.nz. This year’s first XV coaches Kevin Eder and Marty Ashby say the Crusaders’ Schools competition has provided many challenges for the Rangiora team over the last five years. In that time Rangiora has claimed the scalps of Christ’s College, Shirley Boys’ High School and St Andrews College, and on occasions they have pushed other teams into the final minutes of matches. ‘‘Our first season was a major learning curve as we used over 30 players over the season and went into the semi­final in Blenheim with just 18 still standing,’’ Mr Ashby says. ‘‘Better preparation and the development of a second XV team in the under­18 grade have improved the depth in the school now.’’ Competing in the elite Crusaders’ Schools competition requires a lot of organisation and planning, but the club

Talent identification is carried out within the Crusaders’ Schools competition, with two Rangiora boys, Nigel Gibb and Daniel Wills, playing in the Canterbury under­19 team which won the 2014 national title, while 2011 captain Peter Donaldson was selected for Canterbury Colts this season. ‘‘There is a huge emphasis on mental attitude at this level. It is a long season,’’ Mr Ashby says. ‘‘We truly believe we have the physical skills and fitness but still hold an underdog mindset. ‘‘We know we are capable of beating anyone but just need a string of wins to build that self­ confidence in the boys.’’ Aiming high. . . Rangiora High School (green and gold) is looking for new The team’s longest winning rugby coaches as it looks to improve its standing in the Crusaders’ streak was three wins in 2013. PHOTO: RANGIORA HIGH SCHOOL Jim Gilbert coached the first Schools competition. XV with Mr Ashby from a 2007 mid­week team to a competitive committee has already begun has also created more expectations on the school­age Crusaders’ Schools team, before working on the administration, leaving the district last year. fundraising and travel bookings players as young men hope to Mr Eder replaced Mr Gilbert take the next step in what can be for the 2016 season. for this season, but is standing With the format remaining the a very rewarding career. The change in approach has down to concentrate on his role same for next year, the team can expect at least three away games been seen at all levels, with as Director of Sport at the to Timaru and Nelson. Rangiora being placed second in school. While Mr Ashby is keen to the South Island Co­ed under­15 This travel and an extensive remain involved in some pre­season programme requires tournament in Nelson, giving hope for future success at first capacity, the club is opening up a lot of attention to detail and early preparation. XV level in the next two to three the first XV and under­18 seasons. (second XV) coaching positions The professional rugby era

for 2016. ‘‘We are looking to our local rugby community for coaches of appropriate expertise and experience to fill roles in both our senior boys’ teams,’’ Mr Eder says. ‘‘The first XV does require a little travel, but most fixtures are local, although an Australian trip is on the table for the 2016 pre­season. It is a big commitment, but the rewards are great for an aspiring rugby coach. ‘‘Similarly, our under­18 team acts as a feeder to the first XV squad if not during the current season, for many will be promoted the next year. They must be coached well too, or we lose the depth. ‘‘We look to play similar patterns in both teams to ensure transition is easy. It keeps the incumbents honest too, as others are working hard to take their spot in the top team.’’ The enthusiastic young men are already well in to strength training for 2016 rugby teams at Rangiora High. After Christmas, they will do a couple of beach runs before the real energy sapping pre­season starts on their return to school in February next year.

Southbrook ends Sefton’s unbeaten run Southbrook’s Craig Renai bagged his second four wicket haul in as many weeks during round five of the CRV Ambreed Country Premier cricket competition to help his side beat the previously unbeaten Sefton in premier country cricket. In the top­of­the­table clash Sefton struggled through to a low total of 125 with Ollie Bragg reaching 28* and Matt Rowe 23. Renai was backed up with the ball by Darryn Boyle and Shanan Stewart who each took two wickets. In reply Southbrook were strolling to an easy victory at 94/3 but lost five quick wickets to be eight down and still needing 13 runs for victory. Southbrook then lost its ninth wicket with the scores tied but managed to scramble the last run needed to win by one wicket. Greendale got off the mark with their first win of the season, beating Oxford by 20 runs. Devon Crequer was the pick of the Greendale batsmen reaching 42 before falling to Calvin Scott who picked up an economical 3/16 from his eight overs.

Bowled over . . . Sefton’s unbeaten run FILE PHOTO came to an end at the weekend. Luke Waghorn also snared three wickets for Oxford. Oxford’s top order could not convert strong starts into big scores and their middle order collapsed leaving them 20 runs short of their target. Nick Jenkins and Haigh Jebson did the damage with the ball for Greendale each

taking three wickets. In a low scoring affair at Weedons Leeston­Southbridge scrambled home to win by three wickets. Weedons could only manage 89 in their innings, being bowled out in the 26th over. Mitch Ross and Dougald Munro each bagged four wickets in the demolition of the Weedons batting line­up. Things were looking shaky in Leeston­ Southbridge’s run chase at 58­5 but Chris Beatson led his side home with a controlled knock of 36 not out. In the final match of the round a disastrous batting performance from Lincoln handed South Malvern an easy seven wicket win. The home side was rolled for 78 in the 29th over with Mike McCaughan taking 3­21 and Jeff Chapman collecting 3/14. South Malvern chased the measly total down with ease reaching the target inside 20 overs and only three wickets down. Sports Results: CRV Ambreed Country Cricket short scorecards: Sefton 125 (O Bragg 28*; C Renai 4/26)

lost to Southbrook 126/9 (A Robertson 32; A Laffey 3/15) by one wicket at Southbrook. Weedons 89 (T Boyle 27; M Ross 4/22, D Munro 4/17) lost to Leeston­Southbridge 90/7 (C Beatson 36*; K Meyerhoff 3/20) by three wickets at Weedons. Greendale 172 (D Crequer 42; L Waghorn 3/48, C Scott 3/16) beat Oxford 152 (L Waghorn 36; N Jenkins 3/10, H Jebson 3/25) by 20 runs at Oxford. Lincoln 78 (Mike McCaughan 3/21, Jeff Chapman 3/14) lost to South Malvern 81/3 (James Ferris 35) by seven wickets at Lincoln. Rangiora Bridge Club results Monday Afternoon Labour Holiday Open: North/South: Anita Hindmarsh / Rachael White 1, Pat Oyston / Martin Oyston 2, Jeanette Chatterton / Dawn Simpson 3. Eat/Wet: Jan Roose / Judith Driver 1, Pauline Miller / Denise Lang 2, Judith Calder / Bob Calder 3. Wednesday Evening Premier Pairs: N/S: Peter Van Leeuwen/ Dave Putt 1, Liz Duke / Jenny Shore 2, Victor Paul / Tom Rose 3. E/W: Colleen Adam / Lester Garlick 1, Geoff Swailes / Fred Thompson 2, Darcy Preston / Judith Driver 3.

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Okuku, Canterbury Offers over $730,000 (plus GST if any) For more information please contact Malcolm Garvan on 027 231 4425 or view online www.farmlandsrealestate.co.nz – property ID RA1625

Country Estate - Garrymere House 8.6 Hectares Tastefully, extensively renovated, 1927 home (designed by Heathcote Helmore), set in park like surrounds. New roof, clad with battens and board, double glazed in part. Three bedrooms, master with en suite, second bathroom, office, separate lounge and dining room (recent addition). Chef’s kitchen, large electric oven with gas hobs, two log burners (wetback in kitchen), gas fire in bedroom, heat pump. Dining room opens to a deck with access to the grass tennis court and garden, petanque court.

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Detached five-bay garage/workshop with three enclosed, separate three-bay implement/hay shed. Glasshouse, vege garden and orchard, chook house, water from a community well situated on the property (administered by Council). Fabulous setting with specimen plantings, sweeping lawns, shelter and privacy, native birds.

soils and contour. Currently grazing sheep and cattle, with hay and baleage made on property. 22km to Rangiora, 11km to Loburn. Properties of this calibre with mature settings and location are difficult to find. Viewing by appointment.

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For Sale

New Listing | 33 Coquet Street, Oamaru 2,656m


Fitzgerald House - Residence Of Dignity. Built over three levels, the home encompasses six bedrooms, three separate living areas, two bathrooms, office, library and three toilets. Ground level consists of kitchen/dining, large formal dining and lounge, office, library, laundry and toilet. Top level which has the main bedroom with adjoining changing and a further 3+ bedrooms. The middle level consists of a further two bedrooms and a bathroom. Originally built in the 1880s and was a doctors residence for over 90 years. Beautifully landscaped gardens and grounds. | Property ID TU10681


Rakanui And Kahutara. This diverse holding is on the Kaikoura coastline and is characterised by flat valley floors rising to 670 metres above sea level and currently consented for 67-lot farm-park style subdivision. A keen eye will spot potential here with wildlife tourism on offer in the Kaikoura rea, Manuka and native trees in abundance on the property, we see the property linked into eco-tourism, honey or as an escape from the city hustle. Good tracks, woolshed, implement shed, cattle yards and two homes. | Property ID BL1151

Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

4 Hectares


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Merv Dalziel 027 439 5823

Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425

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Chris Abbott 027 435 2872

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

Emily Newell 027 472 0409

Barry Keys 027 434 7689

Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600

Closing 4pm, Thursday 26 November 2015 (unless sold prior)


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Maurice Newell 027 240 1718 Emily Newell 027 472 0409


670 Hectares


Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

Your Lifestyle Dream. This 270m2 home has four double bedrooms, three living areas, double internal access garage and a separate kitchen. Other features include large log burner with wetback, sheltered outdoor entertainment area and picturesque gardens. Four paddocks, stock yards, 2-bay implement shed and 2-bay lockable shed, well and water race.The property is set up perfectly for all classes of stock including horses, cattle or sheep and is located only 35km from Christchurch International Airport and has many schooling options. | Property ID RA1663

Waipara | 1006 & 1102 Glenmark Drive

Deadline sale closing 4pm, Wednesday 11 November 2015


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Eyrewell | South Eyre Road

On-site 6pm, Tuesday 8 December 2015 (unless sold prior)

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James Murray 027 436 8103


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

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For Sale Waikuku




Main North Road 3,500m2

Horsley Downs Road 8 Hectares

Closing 4pm, Thursday

$279,000 plus GST (if any)

26 November 2015



Maurice Newell 027 240 1718 Emily Newell 027 472 0409

James Murray 027 436 8103 Warehouse. • 15 metre x 12 metre insulated warehouse • 18 metre x 6 metre tunnel house and adjacent shade house • Zoned residential 4B (freehold) • Truck access, suitable for a variety of uses | Property ID AM1035

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

Greta Valley





By negotiation



McHughs Road 1.08 Hectares

218 Greta Road 2,486m2

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718 Emily Newell 027 472 0409

Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

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, ideal for weekend getaway or permanent residence. | Property ID AM1032

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. Underfloor electric and solid fuel Juno burner on wetback, 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



South Eyre Road 4 Hectares

11 Hilton Drive 2,990m2 Price

Final Reminder


Deadline sale closing 4pm, Monday 9 November 2015 (unless sold prior)

Contact Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

Contact Emily Newell 027 472 0409

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

Country Elegance. Five bedroom, three living area 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. Fertilised, good quality pasture and includes cattle yards with loading ramp and 3-bay shed. | Property ID RA1658





9a Churchill Street 761m2

71 Douglas Road 2,006m2 - 2,675m2 Between $210,000 $230,000

Offers over $310,000



Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600

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

James Murray 027 436 8103

Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

Private And So Close To Town. Three bedroom home situated on a sheltered, private back section, just a short walk to the hospital and town. Establised and fully fenced section with some large native and fruit trees, camellias as well as a lovetly rear, flat lawn. The home has been painted both inisde and out and sports a new roof, new kitchen and new carpet. Extra large garaging and close to town. this property would make an ideal lock-up and leave holiday home or a great retirement property. | Property ID TU10328

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

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Kaikoura is top food spot Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, move over. Chinese tourists have rated Kaikoura as New Zealand’s top food spot. Chinese users of the online accommodation site, Booking.com, have crowned the small coastal town with a population of 3552, New Zealand’s best food experience. While Wellington and Auckland have their celebrity chefs and fine dining options, Kaikoura’s ocean­ to­table, no­frills cuisine has won over numerous Chinese visitors who have endorsed the small town via Booking.com And the town’s growing popularity hasn’t gone unnoticed by local business owners either. The Kaikoura Crayfish & Camp shop at Waipapa Bay has become a popular food spot for Chinese tourists. Serving crayfish, clams, scallops along with other seasonal seafood delicacies, owner Belinda Girl has noticed the positive impact of an upturn in Chinese visitor numbers. Belinda, who has been running the shop for the past 18 months, says, Chinese visitors are amazed at how clean and fresh the food is. ‘‘They come here looking to experience the real New Zealand, and that’s what we provide. We have a small organic garden out front where visitors can pick lettuce, broccoli and other greens for salads and smoothies to go with their food. ‘‘We then make up their order right in front of them while they relax and take in the huge ocean views. It’s just clean, simple road

Top food spot . . . Mayor Winston Gray tucks into some fine Kaikoura cuisine. food, you can’t get any fresher and I’m not surprised it’s proving so popular ­ they love it.’’ Spotting an opportunity, Belinda is using her skills as a 100% NZ Bacon & Ham Awards gold medal winner to cure a bacon with chilli and seaweed specifically designed to appeal to the Asian tourist market. Belinda says it is early days but she has seen an increase in visitor numbers and is expecting big things from the coming summer season. Murray Hamilton, owner of the First Light Retreat apartments, has seen an increase in overseas Chinese visitors coming to the town in recent years, many of whom are keen to try the excellent food on


offer. Hamilton says visitors are drawn to Kaikoura for whale watching but when they arrived indulge in seafood. According to Tourism New Zealand, Chinese visitor arrivals totalled 315,248 year ending July 2015, making Chinese tourism New Zealand’s second biggest market. Tracey Foxall, Booking.com Area Manager, says, Kaikoura is a great example of the power of authenticated reviews made through Booking.com. ‘‘Across the world, Booking.com acts as a shop window to New Zealand with our customers bringing places like Kaikoura to the forefront, helping bring in the tourists that contribute so much to the economy.’’

This week’s open homes in North Canterbury Thursday 5th November Ashley

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742 Marshmans Road

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Elm Green Subdivision

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742 Marshmans Road

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51 Beachvale Drive 17 Wakeman Way 25 Sterling Crescent 268 Island Road Site Office, Tuhoe Ave

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12 Makerikeri Road

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86 Whites Road 716 Tram Road 792 Tram Road

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5a Gilbert Place 75 Willowside Place 3 Courage Road 34 Willowside Place 172 Carters Road 2/66 Osborne Road

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13 Max Wallace Drive 742 Marshmans Road

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1/12 Lagan Street

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14 Brogar Place

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961 South Eyre Road

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261 Swannanoa Road

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17 Wakeman Way 25 Sterling Crescent 53 Williams Street Site Office, Tuhoe Ave 18 Wakeman Way 21 Wakeman Way 50 Sterling Crescent 287 Lees Road

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155 Kings Road

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12 Makerikeri Road

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105 Verona Place 86 Whites Road 716 Tram Road 792 Tram Road 145 Dawsons Road 104 Cullen Ave 54 Warwick Place

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Leithfield Beach 3.00pm 4.00pm

Sunday 8th November Amberley

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15 Harewood Road 3 Stonebridge Lane 2515 Oxford Road

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14 Pakura Street 25 Tangiwai Street 41 The Esplanade 3 Winsloe Street 4 Kumara Street 55 Kawari Drive 4 Solander Road 93 Te Hurunui Drive

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30c Ayers Street 22 Huntingdon Drive 25 Green Street 117b Church Street 64 Belmont Avenue 2 Wallace Place Elm Green Subdivision 104 Church Street 67 Acacia Ave 7 Bush Street 26 Pimlico Place

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38 Sabina Street

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1494 Tram Road 380a No. 10 Road 129 McHughs Road 674 North Eyre Road

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51 Allin Drive 32 Kiwi Ave

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15 Ensors Place

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8 Petries Road

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Public Notices PUBLIC NOTICE SALE AND SUPPLY OF ALCOHOL ACT 2012 Section 101 The Partnership of Paul Antony Tutton, Olga SienkoTutton, Vicki Anne Tutton & Lindsay Mark Hill has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Amberley for the renewal and variation of the Off-Licence in respect of the property situated at 376 Ram Paddock Road, Broomfield, Hurunui district known as Waipara West / The Boneline. The applicant seeks to vary the conditions of the Off-Licence and the following will apply; change in hours. All other conditions remain unchanged. The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is that of a Winery. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are: Monday to Sunday 9.00am to 10.00pm. The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at he 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 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.

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RANGIORA Revival Centre Church, holds Church Services each Sat­ urday afternoon, in Rangi­ ora 1.30pm, War Memorial Hall, corner High and Albert Street, this Saturday 7th November, Guest Speaker will be Bev Tembo, Ministring in Heal­ ing and Deliverance. After­ noon tea to follow. All welcome. Enquiries Phone 03 313 3537.

INTRODUCING our new Barber Jodie to the Pure Hair & Body Team in Rangiora. Special offer 50% off cut and shave combo, Men’s haircuts, Men’s clipper cuts, cut throat shave. Special ends 30th November 2015. Phone Pure Hair & Body Rangiora on 03 313 6656 to book in. MEMORIAM R L Austin, Flying Officer 415054 65 Squadron 126 Squadron, Teacher. Keep flying Dad. Thank you for all you taught me. 7th November 1977. CLAIRVOYANT medium, clear accurate readings with Holly. Phone 03 314 9073.

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WAIMAKARIRI RESIDENTS AND COMMERCIAL PREMISES Council’s Refuse and Recycling Services over Show Weekend 13 to 15 November 2015 COUNCIL’S KERBSIDE REFUSE AND (WEEK 1) RECYCLING COLLECTION COMMERCIAL PREMISES in CBD, NORTH of the Kaiapoi River: your refuse and Week 1 recycling collection (usually Friday) will be collected on Thursday 12 November. Refuse bags and recycling wheelie bins must be placed for collection by 9 am in the ‘Northern’ Commercial Area: Williams St between Kaiapoi River and Sewell St, Charles St from 26/27 Charles St to New World, and South/West side of Sewell St from Williams St to New World.

RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES, NORTH of the Kaiapoi River (Week 1 recycling collection; no recycling collection for Week 2 properties) THE PINES & KAIRAKI BEACHES (Week 1 recycling) Southern RURAL COLLECTION AREA (Week 2 recycling: no collection) Friday ‘LANE TRUCK’ collection areas in PEGASUS & RANGIORA (Week 2 recycling: no collection) Your refuse and Week 1 Recycling collections will be carried out on Show Day – Friday 13th November – as usual The Southern Rural Collection Area includes Tuahiwi and the area south of Rangiora-Woodend Road, Woodend Beach & Woodend Beach Road, SH1/Main North Rd south of Woodend, Lees Road and Williams St north of Old North Rd. Please remember only “official” Waimakariri District Council refuse bags and recycling wheelie bins will be collected. Refuse bags and recycling wheelie bins must be placed for collection by 7 am, and please note that collection times may vary during the holiday period. Please contact the Council on (03) 311 8900 if you experience any problems with your kerbside collections. If you’re unsure which Week your recycling is to be collected, please check the label on the side of your bin.     RESOURCE RECOVERY PARK & TRANSFER STATION HOURS Southbrook Resource Recovery Park: 284 Flaxton Road, Southbrook. Transfer Station (03) 313 5499 ReSale Store (03) 313 5798 (Note: payment by cash or EFTPOS only. Credit cards not accepted) Friday 13 November (Show Day) 8.30am to 4.30pm – as usual Saturday 14 November 8.30am to 4.30pm – as usual Sunday 15 November 12.30pm to 4.30pm – as usual Monday 16 November 8.30am to 4.30pm – as usual Oxford Transfer Station: High Street, Oxford (Note: EFTPOS is not available on site. Credit cards not accepted) Friday 13 November (Show Day) 12.30pm to 4.30pm – as usual Saturday 14 November Closed as usual Sunday 15 November 12.00 noon to 4.30pm – as usual Monday 16 November Closed as usual Kitty Waghorn Solid Waste Asset Manager

Rangiora High School Rugby Coaches wanted for 2016 Season Expressions of interest are invited for coaching the 1st XV and U18 (2nd XV) teams. If you are experienced and enthusiastic and would like to join the RHS Rugby programme, please email your details to: ed@rangiorahigh.school.nz 1668657

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.

Connect Hurunui Incorporated is holding its Annual General Meeting on Thursday 12th November, from 1pm, in the RSA Room at the Hurunui Library, Amberley. Contact: Lee Lawrence 314 9036.

Direct Cremations $1,995 GST incl *Other services available

0800 804 663


Free Breastfeeding Support

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



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DISTRIBUTION LINE THERMOGRAPHIC SURVEY MainPower will be carrying out aerial thermographic surveys of its major distribution overhead lines from Mouse Point to Hanmer Springs. This work is scheduled to take place in November 2015 as part of a planned annual maintenance programme. There will be no loss of electricity supply as the lines are kept alive while the survey is undertaken. MainPower will use an infra-red camera, from within a helicopter flying at low level close to the distribution lines, to carry out the survey. As the work is dependent on suitable weather conditions and electricity loading of the lines, we are unable to confirm specific dates; however we expect the survey to be completed by the end of November 2015. If you have any specific requirements relating to MainPower completing work near your property, please contact Graeme Boocock, Technical Services Supervisor, on either (03) 311 8427 or 027 435 3784. MainPower NZ Ltd 172 Fernside Road, Rangiora


Mothers Supporting Mothers

A free, independent, confidential, non-judgemental service for mothers of babies / young children, and pregnant women. Group sessions every Friday in Rangiora, 10am to 12pm, War Memorial Hall and first Friday of each month in Kaiapoi, 1pm to 2.45pm, Kaiapoi Plunket rooms. For further information contact Chris 03 3129 787 or Frances 027 651 4854, or visit our website www.motherssupportingmothers.org.nz 1667555

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MONTHLY, EVENING DG COURSES Courses in Christchurch, Invercargill, Cromwell & Mosgiel daily. Other areas by arrangement

Class 3, 4 & 5, Passenger, Vehicle Recovery, Wheels, Tracks, Rollers, Dangerous Goods, Forklift, OSH & F

All Hurunui District transfer stations will remain closed on Friday 13 November due to Show Day. Amberley transfer station will instead open between 10am and 4pm on Tuesday 10 November.

The Trust advises that it received one nomination, being Jill Sherwood, for a community trustee from the Waipara School catchment, an d Jill will be re-elected as she was unopposed. 1670824

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Experienced farmer / stockman looking for set days or full time work on a sheep and beef property. I have vast knowledge in the farming industry. I am thorough and reliable, with a reliable team of dogs.

Please phone 021 159 9122

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Cattery / Kennel Assistant Part time Vet nurse preferred but mature person with cattery or kennel experience considered. CV to info@snuggleinn.co.nz Ph 03 327 6454 or 03 313 1774






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Show Day Transfer Station Hours


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

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

Milk & Bread Delivery Driver Average 32 hours per week

Most weekends - (Sat 4am – 12pm and Sun 7am 2pm ) plus other days by arrangement. You will need to be well presented, have a customer service focus and be absolutely reliable. You must be physically fit and hold a Class 2 drivers license. This is a permanent position and is based from Woodend and Amberley to service Kaiapoi / Amberley / Hanmer runs. Email mclapham@xtra.co.nz

UTILITIES OFFICER HURUNUI DISTRICT Full Time Vacancy Are you a “common-sense” type person? Maybe you have a plumbing, drain laying or mechanical background or simply a good understanding of how water reticulation schemes work? We require someone who is keen to work as part of our small, busy team keeping our water and sewerage schemes up and running Our water and wastewater schemes provide services to a mix of both rural and urban consumers - and it has some pretty unique challenges. The work you will be doing involves maintaining, operating and repairing pipelines, pump stations, intakes & alarm systems, and water quality testing. A lot of the work is carried out on your own so you will need to be highly self-motivated and have excellent time management skills. The role is physically demanding, so you must have a high degree of physical fitness. This position represents the organisation's public face so you must have good communication skills and be committed to providing excellent customer service. You must also have a current drivers licence, preferably Class 2 and you will need to live within or close to the Hurunui area. For more information or to apply, go to our website at http://hdcjobs.co.nz/Home/. Any questions, please contact Gary Harris, Team Leader Three Waters – Delivery, or emailing him at gary.harris@hurunui.govt.nz, phone 03 314 0119. Applications close Monday 16 November 2015.

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

The position is permanent part-time, and may be filled as a PAYE employee or as a contractor. If you have any queries please contact Sharon Grant, our Service Manager on 03 313 3505 or 021 2130147. A position Description is available on request. Service Manager Budgeting Services North Canterbury Inc. P O Box 351 Rangiora 7440 Or you may apply by email to: servicemanager@bsnc.org.nz


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NORTH Canterbury Painters. Reg Tradesman. Interior, exterior painting. Free quotes. Covering Gardening North Canterbury, Oxford, Kaiapoi, Rangiora, Amber­ BARKS, Composts, Pea ley. Phone Robin Driver 03 Straw & much more at Landscape 327 7899 or 027 432 3520. Woodend Supplies. Delivery & cour­ tesy trailers available. Open TWEED Decorating for 7 days. Ph 03 312 2003. your painting and wallpapering needs, interior or exterior. Based in Hawarden covering the Nursery Hurunui area. Call Phil on 027 558 9333 or 03 314 4110. GOUGHS ALL your decorating requirements, private and commercial, competitive rates. Free quotes. 25 years + experience. Phone Steve 03 312 5515, 027 576 0585.

Senior Sales Assistant RD1 | Culverden As one of the largest rural retailers in New Zealand, Farm Source services the needs of New Zealand’s largest industry and provides great development opportunities to our people. Join us at Farm Source Culverden and you’ll be second in charge of our friendly team. A motivated team player with excellent customer service skills, you’ll be responsible for driving the retail and back office systems and assisting in the day-to-day management of the store.

AVAILABLE now quali­ fied tradesmen. Roofs, exterior and interior, com­ mercial painting. In North Canterbury for 20 years. Quality workmanship. No job too big or too small. Phone Mike Watts for a free quote 027 931 1876 or 03 327 5388. PAINTER Top quality work. No job too big or small. We stand by Canter­ bury. Telephone Wayne 027 274 3541.

You’ll bring: • • • • •

Pride & Quality Painting & Decorating Services

The ability to build and maintain customer relations Exceptional service and sales skills A commitment to continuous improvement Planning and organisational skills Good leadership and administration skills

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

This is a huge opportunity! Responsible for the running of the branch in the manager’s absence, you’ll be confident in staff management and have the ability to maximize sales through well planned seasonal campaigns. To be successful, you’ll be prepared to get your hands dirty. A clean full New Zealand driver’s licence is a must, along with a good standard of physical fitness as there is regular heavy lifting required (25kgs) in the role. Take this opportunity to challenge and develop your career, work with a passionate and dedicated team and play your part in the performance of a successful company. To apply, visit www.fonterra.com/careers and search job code #23591 Applications close Monday, 9th November 2015. Delivered through RD1



automotive plastic rep pair & refinish


• Car Bumpers • Kids’ Toys • Fibreglass • Headlights • Grilles • Anything Plastic... HAS NOW MOVED info@kpx.co.nz Un nit TO 2 - 9UNIT S 6, 03 www.kpx.co.nz 5 STONE STREET 1664712


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



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

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

NORTHEND FENCING LTD is in your area. For all fencing requirements eg; dairy conversions, vineyards, deer fencing, lifestyle blocks, post and rail, quality workmanship guaranteed, competitive Hire rates. Phone Mike 027 313 1872. TEMPORARY Fencing. New hire business based in SUMMERFIELD Fencing Amberley, servicing all Ltd in your area now. trades in North Canterbury. Lifestyle or farm, sheep, Ph 027 430 4348. cattle, horse, all types of animals. Fences, yards, sheds, arenas, shelters, runs. 27 years contract Lost and Found fencing. John is available to help with your design and LOST Silver Antique planning. Ph Carol or John Cross. Possibly at Pak N Save, Rangiora. Telephone on 03 312 4747. 313 4142.

Builder LICENSED Builder. Over 30 yrs exp. High standards, Low overheads. Decks, alterations, restorations. No job too small. Phone Andrew 03 975 5691 or 027 318 4400.

Landscaping DISMANTLING and buying all models of Falcons now. Please phone 03 3125 064 .

purchases over $50 Rangiora Sales Secondhand Store 24 Edward St. Ph 313 8119 Week 9am -5pm, Sat 9.30am – 1.30pm

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

Personal Lady Friend

required age (70s) to meet for coffee and who would enjoy travelling in a Camper Van from time to time. Please text on 027 327 6416.


Skills and attributes required are: • Excellent organisational and communication skills. • Experience co-ordinating volunteers and staff. • Experience co-ordinating training. • Excellent computer skills (Word, Excel and database management software). • Initiative to work without supervision. • Empathy for all ethnic groups. • A Ministry of Justice check will be undertaken.

Kennel for small dogs. Ph 03 314 9669. www.amberleyprecious pets.co.nz

Raffle Results

Tree Services


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

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

NORTH Canterbury Tree Care. Specialising in big trees in small spaces, long term tree plans, advisory service, fully insured. Free quotes, prompt service. Phone Mike Gilbert 0800 873 336.

STUMP REMOVAL Ser­ vicing North Canterbury for prompt professional ser­ vice. Phone Tim 0800 178 867.

Lions Club of Amberley District 2015 Show Day Raffle Results 526 113 186 313 141 046 095 172 062 435

G.Kinley P.Wiesma Trish Van Keulin Jillian Bell Angela McKendry Leah Janet Murray Krissie Upritchard Kirsty Maxwell “Uncle Fuzza Wuzza”

MULCHING MOWING Using Long Reach Arm. Suitable for Bunds, Drains, Roadside

Ph Craig 03 313 1779

All prize winners have been notified. For unclaimed prizes call on “Arkwright” at Arthur Burke Ltd. Lions thank you for your generous support.



We are seeking to appoint a Co-ordinator who is able to commit to 10 hours per week.


Free Quotes 027 2299 454

Accountant 1391722

We are a not-for-profit charity which provides budgeting services to families and individuals living in the Waimakariri and Hurunui communities. Our office is based in Rangiora.


ALPACAS Suri Alpacas for your lifestyle block. Pets and Fibre producers. Breeding Packages to suit any budget. Full After Sales Service and Care. NO bees? Rent a beehive. Halter trained Wethers Fully managed by regis­ from $200 each. Ph Maree tered bee keepers. You get Concrete Services pollination plus honey. 027 212 3877. AFFORDABLE concrete Phone 027 657 2007. Pets cutting with quality and removal work. Free quotes. AMBERLEY No job too small. Ph 027 Present this coupon PRECIOUS PETS 442 2219, Fax 03 359 6052 for or A/H 03 359 4605. Boutique Boarding

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


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

Trades TILING J.A.S Tiling Services Ltd. Professional, prompt, friendly service. For all your tiling needs, kitchens, bathrooms, splashbacks, hearths, entranceways. Ceramic tiles, porcelain tiles, stone veneer, slate. Please phone Andy or Jo 027 322 7191, 03 310 7640 or email andy@jas­tiling.nz. DRESSMAKING. Alter­ ations, and dressmaking from $10. Hems to wed­ ding dresses. Free quotes. Ph Bianca 027 345 8900 or 03 313 8528. ROOF Painter. Affordable roof painter available. Ph Troy 022 084 2706 or visit www.affordableroofpainting.co.nz. SHEARER Sheep Shearer available, fully mobile setup for lifestylers. Also available for one stand work. Ph 021 0864 0372. SHEARER Mobile Sheep Shearer available for Life­ style Blocks. Over 30 years experience. Phone Stuart 027 315 6916. STAINWORKS and painting. All surfaces, fence and deck coatings. Incl exterior & interior painting. No job too big or small. Phone 027 245 5149. PLUMBING Craftsman Plumber. For prompt ser­ vice. Telephone Michael 022 321 2468 or 03 313 2468. PROPERTY MAINTEN­ ANCE. Lawns, gardens, hedges, chainsaw work, pruning, painting and minor home alterations. TOWN AND COUNTRY. Phone Mike 03 313 0261. SCREEN PRINTING. For all your printing requirements. T­shirts, Hoodies, Hi­Vis vests and polos, Overalls, Caps etc. Please phone Heather 03 313 0261 or email heather.norstar@gmail.com.

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

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



WOF $35


For Vehicle Servicing phone Allan 1627788

Situations Vacant Situations Vacant Situations Vacant Chimney Cleaning

Thursday November 5 2015

Tyre Services Ltd

23 High Street Rangiora 03 313 6096

Ring Mark 027 229 7310 for a free quote www.longsilver construction.com • Licensed Building Practitioner • Registered Master Builder 1233373

Thursday November 5 2015


Mainland Conveyor Services MCS

Home Kill & Wild Game Butcher

See us for your processing needs Specialising in Sausages,, Bacons, Hams, Salami and more... Gluten Free & Special Diet needs

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: 027 313 0161

Ph 027 212 3880 Ritchie

Brent Noye alias “Brent the Butcher”




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

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



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

Garry W Mechen

Registered Clinical Dental Techncian

Driveways Landscaping Retaining Walls Earthworks Foundations

Wastewater Septic Tanks Treatment Plants Drainage Irrigation

Phone (03) 313-9192 38a Ashley Street, Rangiora

Wilson Decorators Ltd


Number one

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

Computer Repairs


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

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


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


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




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


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

“If it’s broke, let’s fix it”


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

Bevan and Shane Frahm

Civil and Drainage


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

Oxford Butchery




Agricultural Services


The News


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

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


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

Free quotes (will travel)

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

PLEASE CALL 0800 277 822 Fencing


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HIGH COUNTRY FENCING High Country Specialist

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

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

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

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


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



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

027 207 6128 Ph 03 310 6577

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

Landscape Design



Garage Doors

Phone 027 6266 6566


Landscape Architect available for Professional Garden Design

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Massage Therapy

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Painters / Decorators


Sports, Injuries, Trigger Point, Relaxation, Deep Tissue





By the SBS Bank - Parking at rear

PHONE 352 7594

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

OPEN: Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm


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


Septic Tank Cleaning


Bill’s Liquid Waste

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

Cleaning throughout North Canterbury

Phone Amberley (03) 314-9669

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

Printing For Sharp Prices & Fast Turnaround


■ business cards ■ invoice forms ■ colour flyers ■ letterheads ■ rack cards ■ cartons ■ invoice books ■ labels ■ envelopes Contact Peter Jordan

03 312 6278

Email LGRAPHIC@XTRA.CO.NZ 469 Mill Road, Ohoka www.lgraphic.co.nz


Locally owned and operated

Mobile 0275 379-694

Tree Topping

Timber Sales


Tree Snip...

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

Quality Timb ber at discounted prices

We have a wide range of timber

Decking from $0.97 cents Come and see us or give us a call for a free quote or visit our online store for more details www.royaltimber.co.nz Open Monday to Friday 7.30am - 4.30pm and Saturday 8am – 12 noon Call David on 029 770 9204 or Amy 021 650 609 99 Mairehau Road, Burw rwood, w just off Marshlands Road BRING BRIN BR ING IN G THIS TH HIS I ADVERT ADV DVER ERT T IN AND AND D RECEIVE REC E EIIVE VE A 10% 10% 10 % DISCOUNT DISC DI SC COU OUNT NT ON ON YOUR YO OUR R ORDER ORD R ER R

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

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


Formerly trading as Ag Contracting now just Tree Snip

Water Blasting Waterblasting Ltd Servicing Canterbury Commercial & Residential


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


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


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







Providing custom framing for all artwork including needlework and memorabilia 6 MAIN NORTH ROAD, PAPANUI


Canterbury owned and operated for over 60 years



“Fine Arts Guild Commended Framer”



Picture Framing



Master Plumber of the Year 2010

Picture Framing





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

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Thursday November 5 2015

Arthur Burke Ltd

Your Trusted North Canterbury Holden & Suzuki Dealership


















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


2012 Suzuki LT-A500XL2

2008 Suzuki LT-A450XK9

Was $7,995 NOW $6,000

Was $6,000 NOW $5,000

2008 Suzuki LT-F400FK8

2008 Suzuki LT-F400 2WD

2008 Suzuki LT-A450XK9

Was $6,500 NOW $5,000

Was $5,500 NOW $4,500

Was $5,800 NOW $5,000

Markham Street, Amberley www.arthurburke.co.nz


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


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