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Thursday November 19, 2015 | Issue 676

Fleet footed: Rga dance school wins 16 trophies. — page 5.

Real Estate: Nth Canterbury property sales.

Silver lining: HS Forest Camp’s practices rewarded.

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Rumours ‘premature’ Rangiora Hospital is about to be bulldozed By SHELLEY TOPP

from Christchurch to Rangiora to complete the construction of the new Health Hub facilities. ‘‘The unit was specifically designed and commissioned so that it would be suitable for relocating and repurposing once it is no longer required at Christchurch Hospital,’’ he says.

any structural modification will trigger the requirement to bring it Rumours the old Rangiora up to new building code and Hospital building will be safety regulations.’’ bulldozed are premature. While a decision on the future Waimakariri District of the old hospital building is yet councillor, and Rangiora to be made, the public will be Community Board member, Peter consulted before a final Allen, says it is his understanding recommendation is made to the that no final decision has been health board, he says. made on the future of the Gendie Woods, spokeswoman ❛The old hospital building. for the Friends of Rangiora ‘‘The old hospital building is to Hospital, says the building is an building is to be used by be used by the District Health unknown quantity. Board for the next two years, for a ‘‘It would be a shame to lose it, the District Health Board variety of uses,’’ he says. but I am fairly pragmatic about it. for the next two years, After that time, a public If it costs too much to keep it, then consultation will be held to it has to go,’’ she says. ❜ for a variety of uses. determine the future use of the A receptionist at the hospital, building. Jenny Parata, says the building — Peter Allen ‘‘That is what the (Canterbury) has quite a few empty rooms, but District Health Board has told us. it is still being used for many That is the latest information we The relocation date is subject to community health services, know,’’ he says. Christchurch Hospital’s including mental health The new Health Hub, which was construction/reconstruction. counselling for adolescents and opened for business on October ‘‘The timeline for this is families. 28, is available for maternity and towards the end of 2017, so both Public health nurses are also restorative health care, and the the old and the new facilities will based there, and the before­ old hospital is used on a limited be in use for the next couple of school health checks for children basis. years,’’ he says. are done in the building. ‘‘We are in transition,’’ Mr Allen ‘‘The original building is Weekly cardiac and says. structurally sound and is safe to orthopaedic clinics are held in ‘‘We are hoping to get another use on an interim basis. However, the building to save patients wing for new services, but we it is 90­years­old, and does not having to travel into haven’t had any confirmation of meet current (or future) Christchurch. There are also that.’’ requirements of a modern day other clinics held as required for Wayne Turp, project specialist health facility. stroke patients, and people with for the Canterbury and West Coast ‘‘The challenge with restoring, respiratory problems, plus those District Health Boards, says the or refurbishing, the old building needing speech therapy. Ante­ intention is that the Hagley to contemporary healthcare natal classes, including study Outpatients Unit will be moved facility specifications will be that days, are also held in the building.

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Junior champ . . . Georgia Davies and her award winning Angus yearling heifer, Gladstone Paola after winning the prestigious junior Meat and Wool Cup at the Canterbury A&P Show. PHOTO: ROBYN BRISTOW

A Champion By ROBYN BRISTOW Georgia Davies first stud Angus cow was a 21st present. That was 1999. Today the Blackrose Angus Stud, near Oxford, has grown to four, and among them is a sassy little yearling heifer, Gladstone Paola, who made a big name for herself at the Canterbury Agricultural and Pastoral Show last week. It was the first time Georgia had shown stock from her own stud, and Gladstone Paola did not disappoint.

She won Champion Angus female, Champion Angus yearling, Supreme Champion Angus before going on to win the prestigious Junior Meat and Wool Cup ­ the Grand Champion junior across all breeds. The stunning yearling also showed she could foot it with the best senior stock, coming in fourth overall, across all breeds in the senior Meat and Wool Cup to cap off her first foray into the ring and Georgia’s first showing on her own account. Continued Page 2

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Broadband rollout to rural hospitals Kaikoura MP Stuart Smith welcomes news the rollout of high speed broadband to rural hospitals has been finished. North Canterbury would benefit directly from the milestone at the Kaikoura Hospital and Rangiora Hospital. ‘‘High­speed broadband is going to greatly improve the quality of health services available in our rural communities. This will enable healthcare to be more efficient, more innovative and of an overall higher standard. ‘ Congestion survey The NZ Transport Agency in conjunction with the Waimakariri District Council are surveying commuters between the Waimakariri District and Christchurch as part of measures to address congestion. Transport Agency Southern Regional Director, Jim Harland says this research survey will provide a greater insight into people’s daily travel choices and their journey experiences between Waimakariri District and Christchurch City . Commuters who take part in the research will go into the draw to win prizes including one of two scenic helicopter flights over Christchurch. The online research survey, starting on Friday 20 November, will be split into four weekly parts with participants earning an entry into the draw for each part they complete. Others anti­congestion measures being promoted are car­pooling and park­and­ride schemes, the introduction of variable speed limits before the city end of the motorway and, longer term, the construction of the Western bypass and the Northern arterial route. Those who want to take part in the survey can do so at – waimakariri.govt.nz. Lost and Found The following property is reported as lost to the Rangiora police ­ have you seen it? A dominator garage door opener, a canvas with jewellery on it, a white gold wedding ring with blue topaz stone, a long black wallet, a round face silver watch, a black/brown wallet, a black purse, an iPhone 4 in lifeproof case, a black dilapidated wallet and black iPhone 4. The following property is at the Rangiora Police Station looking for a home: A child’s black and green bike, a Ridgeline parker with GPS, a gold and diamond ring, a black Nikon digital camera, a green electric scooter, a pair of waders (Kaiapoi Station), a lawnmower (Kaiapoi Station).

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vineyard holding, which is part of the title, available as part and parcel of the sale. ‘‘There is also a vineyard, owned by a third party who is a shareholder in NZ Wineries, where the owner has indicated he may be interested in a sale if a buyer wanted a winery and a vineyard,’’ she says. Ms Miller says as part of the sale, the winery will be leased back to NZ Wineries, which has the relationship/lease with Accolade. Bayleys has listed the 14.6243 hectare property. A lease is in place until 2020 for the retail and restaurant tenant.

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Georgia bought Gladstone Paola from the North Island Gladstone Angus Stud run by the Maungaraki Cattle Company, south east of Masterton in the Wairarapa. While it was the first time in the ring showing on her own account, her aim of owning her own stud and her love affair with showing began while a student at Rangiora High School. In 2009 she was one of a group of pupils who led for Phil and Kay Worthington who run Woolstone Park Lowlines at Fernside, near Rangiora. The couple have been offering the experience to young Rangiora High School students for many years to help them with

their land based studies, improve their knowledge of cattle and help them gain confidence and knowledge. After several years with Woolstone Park Lowlines, Georgia was ‘‘adopted’’ by Mark Stevens and also worked for other studs until she was able to begin to grow her own stud. ‘‘I was given a cow for my 21st birthday and my stud kind of grew from there,’’ she says. ‘‘Kay and Phil gave me a leg up into the industry and now I just love showing and if I have a success story it is even better,’’ she says. Show pictures pages 10 and 11, stories pages 29 to 31.

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Hurunui Recycling closing down By ROBYN BRISTOW Hurunui Recycling, which has championed waste minimisation since 1990, will shut up shop on December 18 with the loss of six jobs. Heather Kinsey, chairperson of North Canterbury Community Resources (NCCR), trading as Hurunui Recycling, said this week the shareholders and directors had ‘‘reluctantly decided to cease trading’’. The business was ‘hemorrhaging’’ money since losing the transfer station and the Hurunui District Council collection contract. New income streams had not been as profitable as hoped and the Re­use store was struggling to compete with local competitors and TradeMe. Hurunui Recycling began down sizing its operation on March 31, stopping sorting and collecting waste and sorting recyclables. It put Cultivating Memories, a separate business up for sale and it has since been sold to a North Island interest. It then threw its weight behind recycling of e­waste such as old televisions, for E­cycle Ltd, which proved to be a good income source. But faced with the prospect of its council lease being up and having to find a new home, the decision has been

made to call it quits. Ms Kinsey said some of those losing their jobs had been with Hurunui Recycling for 14 to 15 years. NCCR had done everything possible to save the troubled business but unfortunately it could not find a solution. The company, which is still solvent, is to be wound up and the balance of its assets transferred to the Hurunui 3Es Trust, which had the same philosophy as Hurunui Recycling of ‘‘employment, environment and education’’. Lisa Carmichael, chairperson of the 3Es Trust said it was ‘‘sorry that Hurunui Recycling has to close’’. ‘‘We thank staff and directors there for all their efforts to keep going. ‘‘With the upcoming change in the lease arrangements, plus continuing trading losses, now is the right time to wind things up and give the Trust funds for future community initiatives.’’ Waste minimisation has been practiced in the Hurunui district for 25 years years, beginning under the umbrella of the Amberley Districts Residents’ Association which opened a recycling drop­off centre in the town’s old fire station in 1990. With an enthusiastic team of volunteers, the facility soon outgrew its premises and moved into the

council depot. It continued to expand into every available space in the depot, as volumes of waste removed from the waste stream increased. Hurunui Recycling Inc. was established as the ‘‘trading arm’’ of the Residents’ Association. It took on employees, assisted by a team of volunteers committed to recycling. Council bought extra land adjoining the Amberley Transfer Station allowing more expansion and the incorporation of an education centre and Re­use Store. Business boomed and Hurunui Recycling became a blue print for other districts, spreading its recycling message throughout the South Island as its members travelled to Australia to check out how better to improve their systems. Advocacy of waste minimisation enthusiast, Molly Anderson, saw volunteers being supported by paid workers and a formalised management structure. But what began and grew with a flurry, ended when it lost its council collection and recycling contract in recent times as the council opened a new transfer station on Grays Road and looked afresh at waste minimisation and associated costs.

Hurunui SAR win Harris Cup By AMANDA BOWES Watching the Rugby World Cup final didn’t slow down the Hurunui Land Search and Rescue Group (LandSAR) who came away with the Harris Cup in the annual SAR competition. In spite of struggling to get a four man team together on the morning, Hurunui finished the day’s challenges with a score of 86.55 just behind the Police team who won with a score of 87.51. However, Hurunui was awarded the cup as the Police team is not a LandSAR group. The competition was held at Benmore Station on the south side of Porters Pass and started with a Rogaine challenge to get everyone in the spirit of competition. Four North Canterbury teams took part ­ Hurunui, Hanmer, Oxford One and two. Phil Purchas, from Hawarden, says the Rogaine was pretty tough, but they completed it in 2.5 hours with two minutes to spare in the allocated time. The Rogaine was one part of the navigation competition which also included a quiz at lunch time. The groups had a topographical map where they had to solve problems such as working out how long it took to get from Point A to Point B using land gradients. After lunch the search was on for a missing person in the riverbed. Judges

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Gert van Kruiningen’s magnificent obsession is about to take flight. The Dutch­born software engineer, has been building a pre­World War 1 replica Bleriot X aeroplane in his spare time, and it is almost ready to have its first test flight. The Bleriot XI was designed by French aviator Louis Bleriot, and on July 25, 1909, with Monsieur Bleriot at the controls, it became the first plane to be flown across the English Channel. Gert emigrated to New Zealand in 1992 and now lives in North Canterbury, near Eyrewell Forest, with his New Zealand­born wife Nicki, and their two children. The project came to life after a conversation about the Bleriot with Nicki during a camping holiday at Okains Bay in December 2011, when it was decided Gert should build a replica Bleriot X Next, came the kit set, which arrived in Christchurch on June 8, 2012, packed

Taking flight . . . Gert van Kruiningen with his full­scale replica of a Bleriot X aeroplane, on PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP display during the open day at Rangiora airfield last October. in a 4 metre­long box from Airdrome Aeroplanes, an American company which supplies three­quarter to full scale replica kits for a wide range of flying machines. Gert’s Bleriot XI was made using a full­scale kit set. The project was chronicled initially on Gert’s Facebook pagebut now there is also a website ­ www.bleriotxi.com ­ and a bunch of You Tube videos, showing incredibly detailed information, plus photos and videos, about the project, including Gert’s lessons this year learning to fly at Rangiora airfield, in a ‘‘Rans S6­ES Coyote II’’. ‘‘I did things the other way around,’’’ Gert says. ‘‘I started to build this beautiful plane first, and now learning to fly.’’ In New Zealand, pilots are taught to fly in microlights, which are ultra­light, 2 seater, fixed­wing aircraft. Before

anyone can learn to fly, budding pilots need a medical certificate to say they are fit to do so. ‘‘Basically if you can drive a car then you should be able to fly a microlight,’’ Gert says. Now the time is fast approaching where Gert’s Bleriot XI will have its first test flight. It won’t be him at the controls though. That job has to be done by an experienced test pilot. However, there is still some minor work to be done before that can happen. ‘‘I am currently working on the tachometer to measure the propeller speed. I am just waiting on the sensor a friend is making, and sewing some leather at the moment for the back of my seat. After that hopefully the test flights will start. Hopefully the first one will be before the end of the year.’’

Grant for local youth hui Hurunui district youth are looking forward to hosting a young leaders media and marketing hui next year, thanks to a Ministry of Youth Development grant. The Hurunui Youth Council last week had a $5920 grant approved in the Ministry of Youth Development’s latest funding round. Youth development officer Rochelle Faimalo says the funds will be used to organise a one day workshop next year, open to Canterbury youth councils and youth leaders, focused on social media, traditional media, marketing and promotion of youth councils and youth events. ‘‘We look forward to gaining new skills around media, marketing and

promotion to continue to grow the Hurunui Youth Programme and the Hurunui Youth council. We are also looking forward to the opportunity to host other youth councils in the Hurunui district and share the experience with them. ‘‘I think in this day and age social media is growing so much, so it’s important our young people keep up with that and that we inter­act with our youth in the best way possible.’’ Ms Faimalo says Hurunui youth have previously attended workshops in Ashburton and Christchurch, but decided it was their turn to host a workshop. The workshop is likely to be held in Leithfield and she expects up to 100 young people to attend.

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Rga dance School success Many memories disturbing to animals, it appears it is the actual electrical charges also have a part to play, even if fireworks are being let off some distance away. During thunderstorms it is the electrostatic charges caused by the cloud friction and the lightning as well as the clap of thunder that upsets an animal’s equilibrium.

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Dance school success . . . Pupils from the Jenna McKenzie School of Dance won 16 trophies at the Christchurch Tap Dancers Teachers’ Association ballet, jazz and tap competitions in the Rangiora Town Hall earlier this month. Main photo at back, left to right: Charlotte Beattie, Emily Donald, Ella Walls, Celine Goulding, and Megan Roberts. Front, left to right: Caitlin Constable, Hollie Robertson, Imke Koekemoer, and Elizabeth Devlin. Single photos: Top left: Millie Couch. Middle left: Bridget Stewart. Bottom left: Caitlin Constable. Bottom centre: Imke Koekemoer. Bottom right: Jana PHOTOS: JENNA MCKENZIE Perring.

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Pupils from the Jenna McKenzie School of Dance won 16 trophies at the Christchurch Tap Dancers Teachers’ Association ballet, jazz and tap competitions in the Rangiora Town Hall earlier this month. ‘‘The girls were amazing and had great time,’’ Jenna said. ‘‘Our focus is not winning trophies but gaining performance experience. If we gain trophies it is a bonus.’’ The standard of dance in the South Island was high, and the Auckland adjudicator at the competition had remarked on this, she said. ‘‘So I am very proud of the girls. We have eight competition solo students and one team who travel to competitions around New Zealand and occasionally Australia ­ always representing Rangiora well.’’ The school has about 250 pupils from two years to 20, of both sexes. ‘‘We teach ballet, jazz, lyrical and hip hop. I hope to begin new contemporary classes next year,’’ she said. Jenna was born in Rangiora and she has had the dance school in the town for 16 years. ‘‘I have also spent time teaching ballet in London.’’ The school puts on a recital every year with this year’s performance in the Rangiora Town Hall, called ‘‘Showcase of Dance & Second Star to the Right’’. It will be performed on Saturday, December 5 and Sunday, December 11.

turn made him sympathetic towards the effect Last week’s changes in opinion piece electrical charges regarding fire had on animals. works affecting ‘‘Reading the animals on story brought back lifestyle blocks near to small rural many memories townships, brought from when I was a child, things I back many hadn’t thought memories for an about for years. It elderly Rangiora was very resident. Mavis Hicks was interesting to read about the reaction brought up in Southland and her from the dog. I was father was a water instantly reminded of my father’s diviner. He told dogs.’’ Mavis that dogs While the noise were highly of fireworks can be sensitive to electrical charges, so anything like fire works or thunderstorms could affect. She remembers that the only times dogs were allowed in the house was when there was a thunderstorm and recalls her father sitting at the kitchen table with the dogs quivering underneath. Being a water diviner meant her father had a natural affinity for electromagnetic fields, which in By AMANDA BOWES




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Candle­making for Christmas Lynnette Creagh will hold a candle­making workshop from 10am to 12 noon, Saturday, November 28, at the Leithfield Community Centre. Cost: $5 or 2 time­ bank credits, plus $5 materials cost. This is your chance to make some special candles for gifts, or to add a sparkle to your Christmas table. Lynnette will show you how to create colourful, shapely candles using scented dipping wax. This is a family­fun event brought to you by TimeBank Hurunui’s Learning Exchange. Registrations required: 314 3406 or tbhlearningexchange@gmail.com website https://hurunui.timebanks.org Smokey’s Christmas Country Sing­Song Join Smokey, Lorraine and guests for an afternoon of the old­time and our popular Christmas songs on Sunday, December 6, 2pm in St John Ambulance Lounge, 14 Albert Street, Rangiora. Included in the $5 admission is a light afternoon tea and a raffle ticket. Seniors and ‘Golden Oldies’ are most welcome ­ note our change of venue. Details from Lorraine (03) 3273231. Church Fair The annual Church fair will be held at the John Knox Centre at the corner of King and High Streets, Rangiora, on November 27 2pm and 6pm. Bargains galore for all ages including ­ baking, books, jigsaws, jams, White Elephant, crafts, clothing, hardware and more. Take home dinner ­ sausage sizzle, chicken and rice and yummy desserts all available.

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this project together. This week a Marine study course (Curious minds) is being held for students from Kaikoura and North Canterbury at the marine laboratory. This course is being run by Sharon Goldstein and her team of supporters from Canterbury University, it is class based and hands on in the water. The potential to expand marine research here is also huge. On November 5, I attended the Sport Tasman volunteer breakfast in Kaikoura. This popular event acknowledges the commitment from a large number of volunteers who work extremely hard to promote sport and a healthy lifestyle in our town. Tony Anker and his team were awarded the first prize for the work they have done Enough Rope by Barbara Nadel in presenting the Cactus programme for Private investigator and ex­soldier Lee Arnold and our youth in Kaikoura. The local police superintendent Paul Venus are by no means friends, but rolled up their sleeves and took up the when Venus’ son Harry is kidnapped and ransom demands challenge and participated alongside the arrive from an address in Arnold’s patch in East London, 35 young people involved. the superintendent doesn’t know who else to turn to. Deane Hamilton was recognised for his Arnold and his partner Mumtaz Hakim soon find outstanding contribution to Kaikoura themselves chasing leads into several of the East End’s rugby and Judith Ford and Emma uneasily co­existing communities. Fissenden for their contribution to And neither Mumtaz nor Lee like the look of the promote walking and running in Kaikoura. children of the super­rich, arriving in droves in the trendy In light of the events in France and parts of Hoxton and Shoreditch and living in luxury just a across the globe in the past weeks it is a stone’s throw from grinding urban poverty. disturbing trend and a real challenge to The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz see a positive outcome from this. The girl with the dragon Although we are not immune from things tattoo is back. Lisbeth happening here it is comforting that we Salander and Mikael live mostly in a tolerant society and Blomkvist have not been in respect each others rights, which is what touch for some time. Then Blomkvist is contacted by makes this country such a great place to renowned Swedish scientist Professor Balder. live. Warned that his life is in danger, but more concerned for his son’s wellbeing, Balder wants Millennium to publish his story ­ and it is a terrifying one. Golden Lion by Wilbur Smith with Giles Kristian Golden lion follows Hal Courtney’s adventures after session in its use, provided by the Red the Christians have routed the Muslim invaders in Cross, and the beach village is now Ethiopia in the mid­seventeenth century. And though working towards obtaining formal HEARTsafe accreditation. The unit was conflicts still rage, Hal will face a much more personal enemy bent on revenge. brought by the Leithfield Beach These titles are available in both Waimakariri and Residents Association thanks to donations from the Rata Foundation, the Hurunui libraries. Find out more about recent additions to the library collection by going to the Amberley Masonic Lodge and the library catalogue at waimakariri.kotui.org.nz or hurunui.kotui.org.nz or contact your Leithfield Beach camping ground local library. proprietors, Kevin and Gail Fenamor, who funded the security cabinet.

Summer is getting closer, it has been good to see some rain falling that has kept things green in our area although the ground moisture levels are low. This season is shaping up to be another challenging one, although stock grow well in these conditions. The tourist season is under way here and there are plenty of international tourists visiting our town already. Some interesting statistics from a recent government report show how important international visitors are to our local economy with about 70 percent of our visitor spend coming from international visitors. Kaikoura featured high on the guest nights per head of local population by coming in third in New Zealand with Mackenzie Districts and Queenstown lakes ahead of us. This shows that many of our nations attractions are out in the regions. With an anticipated increase in Chinese tourists from 230000 in 2015 to more than one million in 2020, there is a need to continue to develop hotels throughout the country and into the regions . There are parties working on attracting hotel investment in Kaikoura, if we can get one across the line it will be a positive game changer for the whole community. During the weekend Kaikoura whalefest was launched with an outstanding display of information provided and guest speakers giving some fascinating insights into the behaviour and lifestyles of our whales. Barbara Todd and her team of supporters did an outstanding job to put

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2.3 2.2 2.3 2.2 2.3 2.2 2.3 2.2 1.8 1.7


4:57am 5:34pm 4:57am 5:34pm 5:06am 5:43pm 5:08am 5:45pm 5:03am 5:42pm

0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.4


12:07pm 2.4 12:07pm 2.4 12:16pm 2.4 12:18pm 2.4 12:15pm 1.8


5:50am 6:27pm 5:50am 6:27pm 5:59am 6:36pm 6:01am 6:38pm 5:55am 6:33pm

0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.4

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12:34am 1:01pm 12:34am 1:01pm 12:43am 1:10pm 12:45am 1:12pm 12:39am 1:09pm

2.3 2.4 2.3 2.4 2.3 2.4 2.3 2.4 1.8 1.9


6:45am 7:20pm 6:45am 7:20pm 6:54am 7:29pm 6:56am 7:31pm 6:49am 7:24pm

0.5 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.4


1:29am 1:57pm 1:29am 1:57pm 1:38am 2:06pm 1:40am 2:08pm 1:33am 2:04pm

Maori Fishing Guide by Bill Hohepa.

2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4 1.8 1.9


7:42am 8:14pm 7:42am 8:14pm 7:51am 8:23pm 7:53am 8:25pm 7:46am 8:17pm

0.4 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3


2:26am 2:54pm 2:26am 2:54pm 2:35am 3:03pm 2:37am 3:05pm 2:28am 2:59pm


2.4 2.5 2.4 2.5 2.4 2.5 2.4 2.5 1.9 1.9


8:41am 9:09pm 8:41am 9:09pm 8:50am 9:18pm 8:52am 9:20pm 8:43am 9:11pm


0.4 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3


3:23am 3:50pm 3:23am 3:50pm 3:32am 3:59pm 3:34am 4:01pm 3:24am 3:55pm


2.5 9:40am 2.5 10:05pm 2.5 9:40am 2.5 10:05pm 2.5 9:49am 2.5 10:14pm 2.5 9:51am 2.5 10:16pm 1.9 9:41am 1.9 10:06pm

0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3


4:21am 4:46pm 4:21am 4:46pm 4:30am 4:55pm 4:32am 4:57pm 4:22am 4:51pm

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2.6 10:38am 2.5 11:02pm 2.6 10:38am 2.5 11:02pm 2.6 10:47am 2.5 11:11pm 2.6 10:49am 2.5 11:13pm 2.0 10:39am 1.9 11:02pm

0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3

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11:15am 11:42pm 11:15am 11:42pm 11:24am 11:51pm 11:26am 11:53pm 11:22am 11:48pm




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Tell Us About

Your Commute from Waimakariri to Christchurch

Stuck fast . . . Two vehicles stuck in the surf at the mouth of the Ashley River, at Waikuku PHOTO: SUPPLIED Beach last Saturday afternoon.

Tide traps SUV in surf By SHELLEY TOPP A man who drove his sports utility vehicle (SUV) down to the mouth of the Ashley River where it became stuck in the surf, with the tide coming in, is being called a ‘‘twit’’ by some Waikuku beach residents. But the owner of the truck, who did not want to be named and was in no mood to be interviewed, had much harsher words for the man who had come to help him. He yelled at Shane Stewart, of Winch U Towing Four Wheel Drive Recovery to pull him out of the water, accentuating his demands with language unfit to print in The News. The incident happened late last Saturday afternoon. The towing company was called after a second SUV, also believed to be owned by the same man, became stuck in the surf while attempting to pull out the first truck. While the second truck was successfully hauled from the surf, by Mr Stewart, the other one was too far out at sea to be retrieved with the tide coming

in. Beach residents say this is the second time a vehicle owned by the man has become stuck in the surf. Whitebaiters at the scene say the man had been warned to remove his truck from the surf because the tide was coming in. ‘‘He came roaring down the beach, and was fishing out in the waves where none of us go. ‘‘The tide’s coming in. Two people told him to move his truck,’’ said one whitebaiter. He comes down here quite a lot. The worst thing is, it has happened before to him.’’ Nothing like this had happened to any of the other whitebaiters or fishermen using the beach, he says. ‘‘He’s just going to (expletive) it up for the rest of us.’’ Environment Canterbury regional park rangers were called to the scene but did not want to comment about the incident until further details were known. However, they were clearly dismayed at the stupidity of what had happened.

Menz Shed to move Amberley Menz Shed could soon have a new home in central Amberley. The Hurunui District Council has given its approval for a Menz Shed to build behind the district library on Carters Road. The Menz Shed group is now busy fundraising to make it become a reality. Chairman Stuart Reesby says it will be 12 months or more before their new home will begin to take shape. The group already has $10,000 of the $60,000 to $70,000 needed and is applying to trusts and charities for help and fundraising through raffles and selling ‘‘bits and pieces’’ made by the group at the local A&P show and the Leithfield market. Mr Reesby says the group has great support from local businesses ­ Basher ITM Building Centre, local plumbers and MainPower which will connect the power. In­the­meantime the group will continue to work out of a rural shed at

Broomfield while it looks for more spacious premises in the interim, to provide more space for its growing membership which now stands at 28. Menz sheds provide a venue for men, who are mostly retired, to meet for fellowship and support and to work on joint projects using tools and equipment that are pooled for use of all members, but which would not normally be available to an individual. Having a central site in the town that members can walk to or access by mobility scooter, will help its membership grow, says Mr Reesby. It is proposed to build a 180 square metre building with a workshop, kitchen, toilet facilities and a store room. It will not operate on a Saturday morning while the Toy Library, which is nearby, is open. The shed will be able to be removed if the site is needed by the council or if the council buys it if the lease is terminated.


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Country comes to city for show week

Battle cry . . . The New Zealand Mounted Rifles line­up at ‘‘Camp Gallipoli’’.


Country came to the city last week for the 153rd Canterbury Agricultural and Pastoral Show at Canterbury Agricultural, Wigram, Christchurch, last week. Robyn Bristow and David Hill popped along and snapped some of the action.

Rare sight . . . Gypsy Vanner horses were an attractive sight in the rare breeds display.


Game fowl. . . Gavin Frahm, of Oxford won PHOTO: DAVID HILL best hard feather fowl. Fleeces . . . A line up of alpaca fleeces.

Greyhounds . . . Aidan Stackpole (7), of Auckland, pats Cosmo the 8­year­old greyhound at the Greyhounds As Pets display, with volunteer Chris Milne. The other greyhound is PHOTO: DAVID HILL 4­year­old Muldoon.





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Locals line up at Canty show

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Shropshire . . . Lucy Burrows, of Horrelville, near Oxford, won supreme champion PHOTO: ROBYN BRISTOW Shropshire sheep.

We support small farms for LOCAL Young judge . . . John Burrows, of Horrelville, near Oxford, gives his assessment of the all breeds beef cattle PHOTO: DAVID HILL finalists.


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Young exhibitors . . . Children line up with their pet calves.


Rural support . . . North Canterbury Rural Support Trust members Judy McMillan (left), of Waikari­Hawarden, and Liz Ensor, of Cheviot, discuss farmer support with Federated Farmers North Canterbury territory manager Stacey Flay. PHOTO: DAVID HILL

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Board vacancy filled

Wedded bliss . . . Jan and Sid Dyer, of Rangiora, are preparing to celebrate 60 years of PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP marriage on November 26.

A former chair of the Woodend­Ashley Community Board, Keith Nelson, has been appointed to fill the vacancy on the board left after the resignation of Vanessa Forsyth. Vanessa was elected to the Board in May 2014 as a result of a by­election to replace leaving board member, Mike Northmore. However, she has taken up an opportunity to work in Australia where she and her family will live for the foreseeable future. Vanessa’s work while on the board reflected her interest in working with youth in the community. She was also appointed as the board’s representative to the Woodend Community Association, the Woodend Community Centre Advisory Group and the Christchurch

International Airport Liaison Group. With less than 12 months to the local body elections in October 2016 and no legal requirement to fill the vacancy by a by­election, it was decided to appoint Mr Nelson. Keith was a member of the Woodend­ Ashley Community Board during the 2010­2013 term and missed out at the last local body elections. He brings an understanding of how the Community Board operates, a familiarity with many of the ward issues and, as a resident of Sefton, representation on the board from that part of the ward. The board will work and advocate for the Woodend­Ashley ward in its final year before a new look Kaiapoi­Woodend ward at the elections.

A short walk to a lifetime of happiness By SHELLEY TOPP It was only a short walk from one end of the Clarkville Hall to the other, but one Sid and Jan Dyer will never forget. That was the night Sid put his hand out to ‘‘the most beautiful girl in the room’’ and asked her to dance. Janette Giles, as Jan was known then, took his hand and together they danced the night away. Now the Rangiora husband and wife are preparing to celebrate their diamond wedding anniversary. ‘‘I think she thought I was someone else,’’ Sid teases. ‘‘He danced divinely,’’ says Jan. It was back in the day, during the 1950s, when Saturday­night dances at small­ town halls were the hot ticket for finding romance in North Canterbury. The boys stood at one end of the hall ‘‘eyeing the girls, and all smoking’’, while the girls sat all around the hall waiting for an invitation to dance. ‘‘If someone caught your eye, and you were keen, you stood up and got over there quickly,’’ Sid says. The night they first met brings back happy memories for Sid and Jan, who will celebrate 60 years of wedded bliss on November 26. They got married in the Kaiapoi Methodist Church, on a scorching hot, nor’wester day. The ceremony was attended by 80 guests. Jan made her own wedding gown, and carried a bouquet of roses and carnations. The bridal party travelled to the church in two shiny Vanguards, and the wedding cake was made by Jan’s mother, Marie Giles. Their special day even made newspaper headlines when a huge fire broke out in the Balmoral Forest at

Hawarden. 2991 hectares of forest was burnt in the blaze. Jan says she and her father, Vic Giles, could see the smoke on their way to the church, but didn’t know what it was at the time. Their shortened honeymoon, in a borrowed caravan at Timaru’s Selwyn Motor Camp, also had some unexpected moments. The caravan had a leaky roof which dripped water on to their bed. So the newlyweds packed up early and returned to their new home, a little house on East Belt, in Rangiora. They settled down and eventually ran a garage in Rangiora’s High Street for many years. Their business, Herons Motors 1976 Limited was situated on the site where the AMI Insurance building now stands. Their honeymoon experience hasn’t put the couple off caravans, and they now have one of their own. The couple have many other interests in common, including sport. They both love golf and have six hole­in­ones between them. Jan says the secret to a happy marriage is never going to bed on an argument, advice given to her by her mother. ‘‘I’m a lucky girl,’’ she says to Sid. ‘‘You have been a great husband and father.’’ Together they have had three children, Gayle, Peter and Jeffrey, and now have 7 grandchildren. All the family, with the exception of Peter will be home for belated anniversary celebrations at Christmas. Peter died unexpectedly, from hypertensive heart disease, on December 19, 2009, Jan’s birthday. ‘‘It was very sad for us all,’’ they say. He was only 51.


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Advanced denture and dental care in Kaiapoi with Duchenne Dental.


North Canterbury, with Duchenne Dental Services, now has access to some of the most modern denture technology available in the region. Duchenne Dental Services, in association with Kaiapoi Dental Care, are at the forefront and market leaders in denture craftmanship. Patients can be satisfied that when they leave they are able to smile and eat with confidence.



uchenne takes its name from French neurologist Guillaume Duchenne. Genuine smiles, which come from true happiness, use the muscles of the eyes as well as the mouth and are named Duchenne smiles. It is Duchenne’s aim that every one of their patients has a “Duchenne” smile. Like so many areas of modern life, dental technology is changing rapidly, and at Duchenne Dental Services, they too are moving into the digital age using highly advanced techniques and equipment to scan the mouth and jaw so that dentures are individually crafted to give the best possible fit and comfort. Digital 3-D printing is state-of-the-art in relation to denture technology, of which Duchenne Dental is at the forefront of, including the use of

injection moulding techniques for the best comfort and functionality. As well as manufacturing new dentures, they also offer relining, sports mouth guards and snoring solutions. A real problem for many Kiwi couples, their Freedom sleep apnoea device is designed as a comfortable way to minimise snoring ensuring a peaceful night for wearers and their partners. It is lightweight and practical for home use and travel so that sufferers can sleep on longhaul flights without embarrassment. With over 30 years of experience, Clinical Dental Technician John Batchelor, and his team are able to offer a whole-team approach incorporating the expertise of their colleagues at Kaiapoi Dental Care. Access to a dentist also means patients receive advice on the best

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Wreath­laying . . . Rangiora RSA president Ian Thompson (right) watches on while Rangiora High School students handover a wreath to be laid during the Armistice Day PHOTO: DAVID HILL service at the Rangiora Cenotaph.

Amberley remembers . . . School pupils laid white crosses in front the Charles Upham Statue on Armistice Day. They were joined by the Amberley RSA, neighbouring RSA PHOTO: JOY VAN LIER members, dignitaries and public.

Armistice Day in NC represented ‘‘a waste of two generations’’, particularly in France and Germany which suffered huge loss of life among The Waimakariri and Hurunui districts turned out in force lsat week to remember males aged 15 to 49 years. ‘‘History has put more names on the the end of World War 1, 97 years ago. At 11am on November 11, 1918, soldiers Rangiora Cenotaph and on to other on the western front laid down their guns memorials around the country. By remembering them, we may save to end more than four years of fighting. Old soldiers and members of the public others in the future.’’ Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey spoke of came together for services at the Kaiapoi and Rangiora Cenotaphs on Wednesday, the lingering effects of the war on New November 11, standing to attention to the Zealand society and of the 8000 members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force sound of fire sirens at 11am. who left in 1914. At Amberley RSA members, school children, dignitaries and the public The numbers swelled to 100,000 by the end of the war, including 5000 Maori and turned out to honour the fallen and remember. 500 Pacific Islanders. At the Rangiora service, Waimakariri As many as 18,000 New Zealanders were Mayor David Ayers said it is important to killed and 59,000 were wounded. ‘‘With the war memorials around the remember those who returned home from the frontline, as well as those who gave country, we are reminded that each their lives. community has its stories to tell. ‘‘Everywhere a New Zealander has died ‘‘Think about those soldiers who came back and 20 years later watched their own serving this country is a part of this history,’’ Mr Doocey said. sons and daughters go off to war. What they thought they had fought for had all Mr Ayers said November 11, 1918, did not mark the end of WW1, as it was only an gone to waste.’’ Rangiora Salvation Army band major agreement to stop fighting. It was not until the Treaty of Versailles Bill Peck asked the poignant question: ‘‘has man learned anything at all’’ from (1919) and other subsequent treaties were WW1. signed that the war formally ended. In all, more than nine million soldiers ‘‘The trouble in Syria today goes back in some part to some of those peace treaties, and seven million civilians on both sides lost their lives. so we live with the consequences long afterwards.’’ Mr Peck said the war casualty lists By STAFF REPORTERS

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Waimakariri Water Zone Committee

Does water quality matter to you? Whether you drink, wash, swim, fish, or irrigate – water quality affects everyone The Waimakariri Water Zone Committee invites you to get involved in local water management by attending one of five community meetings around the district. The community meetings will provide an update on the water management planning process (as part of the Canterbury Land and Water Regional Plan) that will begin for the Waimakariri District in 2016. Having a ball . . . Idea Services clients are excited about a ‘‘mixed abilities variety concert’’ PHOTO: DAVID HILL to be held at the Rangiora Town Hall later this month.

Variety concert in Rga By DAVID HILL A ‘‘mixed abilities variety concert’’ is set to take Rangiora by storm. ‘‘Both Sides of Our World’’, which features performers from IHC North Canterbury, will be performed at the Rangiora Town Hall on Saturday, November 28, from 2pm. IHC North Canterbury chairwoman Kay Pearce says the performers, who are part of the Idea (intellectual disability empowerment in action) Services programme, have been receiving professional tuition at the Dale Hartley School of Speech and Drama (DHSSD) in anticipation of the concert. ‘‘This all started two years ago. We did a ‘Stars in their Eyes’ concert and they just blew us away. It gave us quite an amazing insight into these people. They have to overcome such a lot to be able to perform on stage and for many of them, it’s a new experience being on stage.’’

After the success of that first concert, held at the Rangiora Baptist Church two years ago, Idea Services ‘‘decided to raise the benchmark’’, Mrs Pearce says. Supported by funding from Creative Communities Waimakariri, the performers have been practicing scenes with DHSSD for more than a year under the guidance of show director Tegan Patrick. Other performers on the day will include the Rangiora Community Choir, DHSSD soloists and dance group Defy. ‘‘The concert is a vehicle for our people to shine and by having other groups involved, it’s an opportunity for us to show that we are part of the community,’’ Mrs Pearce says. ‘‘Both Sides of Our World’’ will be performed at the Rangiora Town Hall on Saturday, November 28, from 2pm. Tickets are $16.50 and can be purchased from the Rangiora Town Hall or online at www.townhallcinemas.co.nz.

This process will help establish the community’s water management priorities and determine how to protect and maintain local water quality. The plan will affect everyone and this is your chance to be involved early in discussions. The meetings are also a chance for property owners to ask questions around nutrient management, irrigation, and farm environment plans.

Meeting details (all are 7-8:30pm) Monday 23 November Town Hall A&P Room, 30 Main St, Oxford

Wednesday 9 December Rangiora Showgrounds Function Centre, 158 Ashley St

Tuesday 24 November West Eyreton Hall, 2 Earlys Road Cust

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A carnival is being held in Amberley to herald new beginnings for the swimming fraternity. The doors of the Amberley pool will open for the its penultimate season on November 21 and it is planned to celebrate in style. November 21 marks the beginning of the long road to the end for the pool which opens this season with a fundraising effort to help fund its replacement. ‘‘All carnival proceeds will be added to the pot in an effort to gain the money needed to build a heated, all year round, 25m pool from which the whole community will benefit. ‘‘The plans will be available to view at the opening carnival,’’ says fundraising executive Helen Douglas­Withers. Starting at 12.30pm locals are invited to join in the carnival atmosphere at the pool to enjoy

an afternoon of fun in the water. There will be pool toys ­ including a slippery pole and a new mat ­ sausage sizzles, Kevin Frewer singing and playing music and much more. Helen says the carnival opening is an opportunity for the community to get in behind fundraising for a new pool and help make a difference. Every little bit helps, says Helen. ‘‘Even just $2.50. It all adds up,’’ she says. Swim prices will remain the same at the pool this season ­ only $2.50 for children and $3.50 for adults, with concession cards and season tickets also available at a great price. The Save Our Pool committee is also hosting a ‘Swim the Cook Strait’ fundraiser in late February. The 22.5kms will be swum in the pool by anyone brave enough, under the watchful eye of their sponsors. To be involved in this event contact Helen at fundraising@saveourpool.org.nz. and keep an eye on its Facebook page.

Classrooms to open Kaikoura Primary School is a step closer to opening its new classrooms. Principal Bruce Pagan says the new mobile transportable buildings, which were transported to the school on trucks back in August, were blessed recently and are due to be officially opened on December 8. ‘‘We are quite excited about it. The development phase has been building for 18 months and we are just keen to get in and get on with the job.’’ At the recent blessing, Kaikoura Primary School students were joined by Hapuku School students and members of the local Runanga for prayers and singing karakia. The students and visitors walked through the new buildings, touching the walls ‘‘to put their energy and life into the buildings’’, Mr Pagan says. ‘‘The classrooms are almost ready to use ­ we are just waiting for some essential landscaping to be completed. We are hoping to move in by the end of

the month ­ but whatever happens, we will be going ahead with our official opening on December 8.’’ Mr Pagan says the new relocatable classrooms, which replace the school’s main classroom block of four classrooms for the school’s 80 students, is an ‘‘environmentally sound space’’, fully insulated, with double­glazed windows and has the latest mod cons. The school’s library and administration block has also been renovated ‘‘which has given new life to the school’’. The next stage in the 60­year­old school’s $1.5 million re­development will be the refurbishment of the hall and performing arts centre, with the negotiations between the Board of Trustees and the Ministry of Education already under way. The old classroom block is also expected to be removed next year, to leave space for new buildings should the school roll grow in the future.

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Boer goat breeders win By DAVID HILL There may be few of them, but an Amberley couple were thrilled to win supreme champion with a red Boer goat. Brian and Philippa Loughhead won supreme champion red Boer goat at the Canterbury Agricultural and Pastoral Show last week with a 12­month­old doe. ‘‘There’s not many red Boer goat breeders in New Zealand and it’s not a colour which automatically comes out in them, so it’s a challenge, which is why we like breeding it,’’ Mr Loughhead says. ‘‘We are trying to expand the genetics, but it’s very limited in New Zealand. There’s a lot of genetics around for the traditionals.’’ The Loughheads breed both red Boer and traditional or standard Boer goats at the Amberfield stud near Amberley and run around 20 red and 50 standard Boer goats. Mr Loughhead says Boer goats are bred for the meat and the couple is striving to produce an animal which meets the breed standards and is ‘‘structurally correct’’. ‘‘They are easy to handle, but you’ve got to make sure they’re fed well in good pastures, especially in droughts,’’ Mrs Loughhead says.

Red Boer goat . . . Amberley breeders Brian and Philippa Loughhead were thrilled to win supreme champion red PHOTO: DAVID HILL Boer goat with this 12­month­old doe. ‘‘Like any animal or children, you’ve got to keep on top of health issues and keep them growing.’’ The couple entered 24 goats altogether in the Canterbury A&P Show last week and also won reserve senior champion standard Boer doe, champion standard Boer 12­24 months buck and both grand champion red Boer doe and buck. The standard Boer

classes were dominated by Oamaru breeder Owen Booth, who won the supreme champion ribbon for the fourth year in row, this year with a two­month old buck, which was the son of the buck which had won the previous two years. ‘‘You’re always breeding to improve, so the ultimate is to try and breed better than what you’ve got. So this is very pleasing,’’ Mr Booth says.

Artists take stand against slavery in new exhibition Arts in Oxford is supporting victims of slavery. The gallery is hosting a three week exhibition from Saturday, November 21, to raise money for Hagar International, a charitable organisation that works to rehabilitate victims of human trafficking, which is the fastest growing crime on earth, organiser Janie Porter says. ‘‘The exhibition will bring together works by painters, sculptors, wood and ceramic artists from around the South Island.’’ The exhibition is being organised by Artists Against Slavery, a Christchurch­based organisation run by Janie and her husband Dereck Porter, which supports Hagar in its efforts to care for women and children who have been trafficked or severely abused in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Afghanistan. Artists Against Slavery was begun in 2008 after the Porters were inspired by their travels to Southeast Asia and saw first hand the work Hagar is doing to support the victims of human trafficking. ‘‘Arts in Oxford is supporting Artists Against Slavery to raise funds to help stop this horrific crime that is happening around the world. We welcome people to the exhibition­ to see some wonderful artwork by great artists and also learn about human trafficking,’’ Janie says. The artwork will be open themed

Fundraising . . . Artists and art enthusiasts mingle during a past Artists PHOTO: SUPPLIED Against Slavery exhibition. and not necessarily related to the subject of human trafficking. Artists involved include Belinda Weir, Galina Kim, Soren Berger, Janet de Wagt, Stephanie Crisp, Min Kim, Janie Porter, Anne Skelton, Mark Collinson, David Patterson, Melipa Waites, Beverley Frost, Heather Maxwell, Rachel McRobb, Nina Brown and Renate Galetzka. The exhibition opening is on Saturday, November 21, from 5pm to 7pm at Arts in Oxford. A donation of 25% of the sale price of the artworks will be given to Hagar International.

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Camp’s environmental practices recognised ‘‘With this in mind, the new managers felt it was essential that they lead by example and they are creating a site that is fully sustainable. Beyond this, they also educate all visitors in lessons that can be applied at home, work or school.’’ The 2015 overall Champion was the Korean Environmental Industry & Technology Institute for their green shopping ‘‘credit card’’ which encourages eco­friendly purchasing through a point scheme. Money raised through the card goes to research and development of new ‘‘green’’ technologies which the government contributes $20 million to per annum. Other New Zealand 2015 winners include: Yealands Wines, Ideal Cup for their reusable coffee cups and Able Tasman National Park for its project Janzsoon which is bringing back ‘‘birdsong’’ to the park.

LOOKING FOR A QUALITY BUILD? By ROBYN BRISTOW A forest camp in the Hanmer Springs alpine village has come up trumps for its environmental practices. The Hanmer Springs Forest Camp Trust has won a Silver Award at the International Green Apple Awards in London for its ‘‘Environmental Best Practice’’. The Award was announced at Parliament House, London, on Tuesday evening. It follows the Camp gaining a Bronze trophy at the New Zealand section of the Green Apple World Environment Awards held at the Novotel Hotel, in Christchurch last month. Its winning project was

entitled ‘‘Sustainable future’. This qualified the camp, managed by Selwyn and Elizabeth Meaclem, to go forward to the International Awards. Forest Camp representatives were invited to attend at London, but unfortunately no­one could make the journey to represent the Hanmer Springs Forest Camp Trust. Recognition of the Camp’s environmental practices began when it was invited to place a submission detailing the work it had achieved in sustainability at the camp using a number of initiatives to reduce waste. These included composting all food scraps, reducing reliance on fossil fuel energy and water conservation.

The Bronze award was presented by The Green Organisation’s Chief Executive Roger Wolens and Tony Hoksbergen and General Manager of Yealands Wines, last year’s International Champion winner in Christchurch. The Green Organisation, based in London, was established in 1994 as an international, independent, non­profit, non­political, non­activist environment group, dedicated to recognising, rewarding and promoting environmental best practice around the world. Mr Wolens said the Hanmer Springs Forest Camp existed to educate children, schools, groups and families on the importance of proper sustainable management of the park.

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Prime North Canterbury lamb Ewe hogget winner It took nearly 30 years, but Oxford farmer Tom Burrows has won the Corriedale ewe hogget commercial class at the Hawarden farmer Andrew Sidey Canterbury Agricultural and was thrilled to win the prestigious Pastoral Show for the second mint lamb competition at the Canterbury Agricultural and time. Mr Burrows has entered the Pastoral Show last week. competition nearly every year Mr Sidey says his Texel­Poll since it began more than 30 Dorset cross lamb was placed second after the yield testing, but years, but the last time he won took the top honours after a it was in 1986. However, this year Mr successful taste test. Burrows dominated the class, ‘‘It was a big thrill. I knew I was being placed first, third and in the top 12 going into the taste testing on Wednesday, but when fifth and also winning the prize for best line­up of three. they released the top 12 they ‘‘It’s a really good class and didn’t tell us what the individual to get hoggets to grow like lamb yields were, so it was a bit of a lottery.’’ these ones ­ it’s great.’’ The lambs were judged on the The Corriedale commercial class is unique as ewe lambs hook at an Alliance plant for are run together on the same Prime lamb . . . MC Tim Dyer speaks to Hawarden farmer Andrew Sidey, yield, then tender tested at after the mint lamb competition results were announced. farm from January ahead of Lincoln University prior to the PHOTO: CANTERBURY A&P ASSOCIATION the Canterbury A&P Show in show. November. Mr Sidey says his lamb was The ewe hoggets are judged Mr Sidey says the hybrid vigour second best for leg yield, first for The winning lamb had a loin yield and third for shoulder liveweight of 38kg, but the carcass may have something to do with it, as woolley hoggets and again from crossing a Texel ram with a was 20kg to fit within the weight yield. The win was particularly as shorn hoggets, the meat is Poll Dorset ewe. limit. satisfying as Mr Sidey picked out scanned and the wool judged. Growth rate, wool quality and ‘‘I think those two breeds Overall Mr Sidey’s lamb scored the lamb himself, rather than value are also judged. complement each other well to 98 points out of 100, to edge out having it selected by his lamb produce a good muscular prime last year’s winner Paul Gardner, By running the sheep drafter. lamb.’’ ‘‘Eye appraisal is one thing, but of Ashburton, who picked up the together in the same paddock, Mr Sidey runs a Corriedale stud judges can ‘‘judge their true you never really know until it goes best yield prize. in partnership with his father Doc genetic merit’’, Mr Burrows through the scanning machine, so ‘‘I don’t think there’s too much says. difference in taste between lambs Sidey and a Poll Dorset stud. it was very pleasing to come out He runs 250 Poll Dorset ewes in North Canterbury and with that result. The ewe hoggets were altogether, with the best 125 ‘‘I picked out five lambs, but the anywhere else. hosted by David and Rosie Clark, of Swannanoa, near mated with Poll Dorset rams and ‘‘Any lambs with a mother who other four were really too heavy. Rangiora. the remaining 125 run as a If it goes over 21kg you get milks well should do alright and commercial flock and mated with as they get older they eat more A ram hogget class was disqualified, so the other four a Texel ram as a terminal sire. grass.’’ were borderline.’’ introduced for the first time


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Look out for Chilean grass Environment Canterbury is urging all Cantabrians in rural areas to be on the lookout for Chilean needle grass this spring and summer. Principal resource management biosecurity advisor Laurence Smith says November and December is the best

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‘Persian lambs’ used to dry conditions sometimes comes out in other African breeds. Because of the very small size, there are few flocks around. However, breeders in Australia have established a similar miniature breed of sheep, which is produced for niche markets. Damara sheep originated in Namibia, near South Africa, ‘‘where extreme conditions are the norm’’. The breed has a short, shiny, multi­coloured hairy coat and a fat tail. Rams have open spiral horns and the ewes are usually polled. Up to 60% of the diet can be vegetation and they can live in areas more suited to goats.

By DAVID HILL An Oxford shearer believes he has found the ideal sheep for North Canterbury’s dry summers. Tony Stuart says karakul sheep, also known as Persian lambs, were bred to survive in the Middle East desert. He keeps them and other rare breeds on a lifestyle block near Oxford and had two karakul rams at the Canterbury Agricultural and Pastoral Show last week as part of the rare breeds display. ‘‘If we come to a drought, everything else will go, but they (karakul sheep) will thrive in a dry North Canterbury summer. ‘‘Where they come from, they actually lock them up at night to stop wolves and foxes getting into them. But they have adapted to being in New Zealand conditions where there is more pasture for them and because they’re used to being around people they’re very tame.’’ Mr Stuart’s karakul sheep were previously bred by retired Banks Peninsula lifestyle farmer Lorne Kuehn, who acquired them after they arrived in New Zealand in the 1990s, and he now has one of the largest karakul sheep flocks in New Zealand, with around 50 ewes. Mr Kuehn says the karakul were prone to footrot when they first arrived, due to the comparatively softer and wetter New Zealand conditions. He crossed them with other sheep breeds to gradually breed footrot out of them. Mr Stuart is also crossing the karakul

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Amberley rider wins

Netballers take on Australians By AMANDA BOWES Eight North Canterbury women had a blast at the Golden Oldies Netball Festival in Perth recently. Two were from Rotherham, two from Hawarden, one ex­ Hawarden and three from Waikari. There were 500 players, 35 years and over, taking part with teams from Australia, New Zealand, Cook Islands, Fiji and Vanuatu for a week of netball, parties and fun. The Luscious Hotshots team, comprising of Judith Hawker, Shirley Topp, Erin Mulholland, Lynda Crichton, Nick Lang, Coreen Fletcher, Jenny Keeble and Michelle Fletcher played mainly against the Australian teams in B Grade. The teams had a parade through the streets in Hobart, had an opening party with a Casino Royale theme, three days of playing netball, a day out at the

Melbourne Cup and a closing party with an H theme. The games were competitive as well as social, giving everyone an opportunity to take part in the sort of game they wanted to play. As the golden oldies festivals are about fun and friendship, no scores are published and there isn’t an overall winner. The Golden Oldies sporting movement also covers sports other than netball. Hockey, cricket, football, softball, rugby and golf are also catered for and each discipline has its own festival. It is a way people can keep playing their favourite sport after the age of 35 and provides an environment to play without the stress of serious competition. There are 50,000 grass root members and International and National Representatives oversee developments. The next Golden Oldies Netball Festival will be held in Christchurch in 2018.

Rangiora Bridge Club results Saturday Afternoon Grey Pairs: North/South: Heather Waldron / Sarah Waldron 1, Jeanettte Chatterton / Dawn Simpson 2, Judith Calder / Beverley Brain 3. East/West: Margaret Pickering / Janice Pickering 1, Suzette McIlroy / Denise Lang 2, Ros Crighton / Pauline Miller 3. Monday Afternoon Presidents: N/S: Lynley Cullinane / Liz Duke 1, Heather Waldron / Jeanette Chatterton 2, Jean Glenday / Joyce Gray 3. E/W: Judith Driver / Jane

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penalties to her dressage score to sit on 63.3. The 13­strong one­star event went to Larissa Srhoy, of Loburn, on Rockquest, adding no penalties to her impressive 44.8 overnight score. Third­place went to Brodie Roberts, of Kaiapoi, on SR Livingstone on 56.4. Huge entries contested the lower level classes. Sophie Griffith, of Kaiapoi, led from the front on Chocolat Moka to win the CNC105 class convincingly on 30 penalties. Results (North Canterbury riders only): ESNZ Eventing Canterbury three­star (Ataahua Brigadier Trophy): Giles Gormack (Amberley) 104.5, 1. Two­star (Dusky Bay Cup): Maria van Kuijk (Kaiapoi) Antara Whiskey Mac, 63.3, 1, Brent Jury (Cust) SE Hedging, 137.4, 5. One­star (Des Tombe Trophy): Larissa Srhoy (Loburn) Rockquest, 44.8, 1, Brodie Roberts (Kaiapoi) SR Livingstone, 56.4, 3. CNC105: Sophie Griffith (Kaiapoi) Chocolat Moka, 30, 1, Sinead Henderson (Amberley) Lewiston, 37.1, 3. CNC95: Courtney Davis (Waipara) GemTime, 34.8, 2, Rebecca Smithey (Rangiora) SD Amourosi, 39, 6. ESNZ Eventing Canterbury CNC80: Sam Taylor (Swannanoa) Astek Victor, 37.1, 2.

Roose 1, Jane Jarrett / Bunty Marshall 2, Suzette McIlroy/ Fred Thompson 3. Wednesday Evening Premier Pairs: N/S: Peter Van Leeuwen / Dave Putt 1, Tony Biddington / Owen Evans 2, Lynda Cameron / Barry Smart 3. E/W: Geoff Swailes / Fred Thompson 1, Gaynor Hurford / Dawn Simpson 2, Louise Tapper / Noreen Thompson 3.

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Hot shots . . . The Luscious Hotshots team from North Canterbury wait on the benches for a game in Hobart.

Amberley’s Giles Gormack has added the Ataahua Brigadier Trophy to his trophy haul this season, winning the three­star on debut at the FEI South Island One­ Day Eventing Championships in Christchurch at the weekend. Backing up from his South Island three­day eventing two­star title in May, Mr Gormack stepped up to three­star beating home a small field aboard the 11­year­old Littorio gelding, Lucero. Reduced to just the two starters today after Emily Cammock, of West Melton, was forced to withdraw overnight leader Shaw Lee, Lucero ate up the big John Carmichael­designed track coming home clear with just 16.8 time penalties to finish on a total score of 104.5 penalties, ahead of Ms Cammock on her other ride Lewis with 119.5. Mr Gormack was absolutely thrilled with the result after a less than perfect preparation. ‘‘He was very fresh in the dressage, but redeemed himself today.’’ As expected, the two­star event was a much tighter affair, with less than 10 penalties separating the entire class heading into the cross country phase. The day belonged to 16­year­old St Margaret’s College student Maria van Kuijk, of Kaiapoi, on the 16­year­old Antara Whiskey Mac, who put in a huge effort across country to finish with the fastest time of the day, adding just 2.4

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Properties for sale throughout North Canterbury

218 Greta Road, Greta Valley $265,000 For more information please contact Contact Jenny Rouse on 027 314 6119 or 03 314 6119 or view online www.farmlandsrealestate.co.nz – property ID AM1032

Retreat to the Country Located a short distance from the Greta Valley village, and hidden behind the hedge is a charming, affordable, 1930s weatherboard cottage. This bright and sunny home has been modernised and includes an open plan kitchen/ dining area. The kitchen has a superb large oven with five burner gas hob and range hood and the cosy living room is heated with a heat pump. Also included are two double bedrooms and a family bathroom with vanity, shower over

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the bath and a separate mudroom/laundry with shower and toilet. The large 2486sqm section is very private, with lovely rural views and has some stunning mature trees sheltering the outdoor BBQ area from the summer heat. The 12 metre long garage is perfect for stowing the cars and boats. This property is ideally located close to Motunau Beach or the Hurunui River for

fishing and boating and would be an ideal weekend getaway or permanent home for keen fishermen. The properties rear boundary looks over rural land and the hills beyond. The large section could accommodate all your visiting friends and family, with ample space to park up a bus, caravan or pitch a tent.

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For Sale

8.09 Hectares


Country Retreat. This secluded property has many impressive features such as eight hectares of fertile soil, some of which has recently been re-grassed, cattle yards and own well. Relax under the stars in the luxurious outdoor bath. Fenced family garden, complete with green house. A 300m2 shed will impress. Shed includes 42m2 lined entertainment room, currently being used to run a home business. A four bedroom villa recently renovated to a high standard with modern kitchen, large log burner and heat transfer system. 700 metres from View Hill School. | Property ID RA1666


Waikuku | 1471 Main North Road

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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

4 Hectares

By appointment


Emily Newell 027 472 0409 Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

Tender closing 4pm, Thursday 26 November 2015


By appointment


James Murray 027 436 8103

James Murray 027 436 8103

Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

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Eyrewell | South Eyre Road


View Hill | 420 Island Road

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. Located only 35km from Christchurch International Airport and has many schooling options. | Property ID RA1663


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

Emily Newell 027 472 0409

Barry Keys 027 434 7689


By appointment


Maurice Newell 027 240 1718 Emily Newell 027 472 0409


Oamaru | 33 Coquet Street 2,656m

Deadline Sale closing 4pm, Thursday 26 November 2015 (unless sold prior)

Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600

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


By appointment


Merv Dalziel 027 439 5823

Allan Gifford 027 226 2379

Chris Abbott 027 435 2872

0800 200 600 | farmlandsrealestate.co.nz

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For Sale Eyrewell

South Eyre Road 4 Hectares Price $825,000

Contact Emily Newell 027 472 0409 Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

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


249 Woodside Road 9.8 Hectares Price


Offers over $395,000 plus

1,000m2 - 2,023m2

By negotiation

GST (if any)

Exciting Commercial Land Development. Ignore Previous Pricing - Invest in this fast growing region, great access, no commute worries here. Adjacent to SH1, reticulated Council water, Council sewerage, three phase electricity. Suit agri-business, retail storage, light industry, professional offices, cafe and medical facilities. Situated between Courage and Pound Roads. A major national rural servicing company have already established their business in the development. Vendor motivated to sell Stage One now. Stages 2 and 3 to follow. 14 sections in total. | Property ID RA1635



Amberley | Courage Road

Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425

By appointment

Contact Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425 Malcolm McNaughton 027 297 4297

Lifestyle With Options. Approximately 2km west of Oxford - a thriving rural town with many amenities and adjacent to outdoor pursuits. Elevated building sites, expansive views. 6.2 hectares in seven paddocks, 5.8 hectares grazeable, 3.6 hectares riverbed. 25 metres x 9 metres fully enclosed workshop, septic tank (capacity for four bedroom home). Currently utilised as base for engineering and mechanical repairs. Two units council water into 25,000 litre tank. | Property ID RA1645

Motunau Beach








Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

Allan Gifford 027 226 2379

17 Hall Street 887m2

State Highway 6 2.6 Hectares

View Magnificent Views. Magnificent, uninterrupted sea views from this 887m2 section at Motunau Beach. The sections is positioned amongst quality home/holiday homes overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Motunau Island. Motunau is the ideal place for keen fishermen, divers and those just wanting to enjoy the beach community and relax. Approximately 1 hour from Christchurch, close enough for those weekend getaways. | Property ID AM1008

Like It, Love It, The Country Classic. Within 2.3km from the centre of Havelock – the gateway to the Pelorus Sounds. Extensive garden, mature landscaping and well groomed lawns encapsulate this classic circa 1950s homestead and living environment. Three large bedrooms, en suite, separate bathroom, dual living, formal dining, large modernised country-styled kitchen. Outdoor entertaining areas easily accessible. Sleep-out, wood shed, large gazebo, chook house and a large multi-purpose pole shed. | Property ID BL1166









Kerin Pitkethley 027 698 7453

Kerin Pitkethley 027 698 7453

28 High Street 1,011m2

17 McLaughlins Road 800m2

Walk to Schools, Shops And Cafes. Modern four bedroom home with spacious kitchen/dining/living. Two living areas, pellet fire and HRV system plus double internal access garage with separate laundry/ store room. Colourful gardens, stamped concrete driveway and new paths help make this established property easy-care. Within a comfortable daily commute to Christchurch city or the airport. Vendor on job transfer - you could be settled in before Christmas. | Property ID DA1657

James Murray 027 436 8103

Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

Comfortable Character Close To Darfield. Immaculate three bedroom home with two living plus conservatory, modern bathroom and two toilets. Lounge/dining (with log fire), sheltered deck, leadlights and other joinery, mostly double-glazed. Recently repainted exterior, security system alarm on single garage and house. Fully fenced section, established plantings. Waddington is just 11km from Darfield, close to schools and within a daily commute of Christchurch city or the airport. | Property ID DA1653

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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Thursday November 19 2015

Safety first at bowling club Safety has been improved at the Woodend Bowling Club, thanks to community support. The club has purchased a new AED defibrillator and has received a donation of new bowling mats. Club member Alan Pegley says the purchase of the defibrillator, which will be housed in the clubrooms, was made possible thanks to funds raised in the club’s recent Bookarama and a generous donation from the Woodend Lions. Woodend Lions president David Marks says his organisation is thrilled to support the initiative. ‘‘It has been a pleasure as a principal sponsor, to present this defibrillator to the bowling club. It is an invaluable asset on any sporting compound. New defibrillator . . . Woodend Lions president David Marks (left) and ‘‘Such a device is constantly Woodend Bowling Club Alan Pegley are thrilled with the new AED charged, available at a moments defibrillator which will be housed at the bowling clubrooms. PHOTOS: SUPPLIED notice, and can be used by anyone at hand.’’ A generous donation from Ryman Healthcare also means Woodend bowlers have the luxury of bowling on nice, new bowling mats. Mr Pegley says the new set of mats, which cost about $1400, should improve the quality of bowling at the club. ‘‘The old ones were slippery and dangerous. They were very old and the rubber gets hard, but these ones are a much lighter rubber.’’ New mats . . . Kingsley Howie shows his action on the Woodend Bowling Club’s new bowling mats.

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SHEARER Mobile Sheep Shearer available for Life­ style Blocks. Over 30 years LOOKING for work? We experience. Phone Stuart have a variety of roles in a 027 315 6916. variety of industries. Come in and register with us. Jade Resourcing, 66 Ohoka • Subdivisions Road, Kaiapoi or telephone • Hot Chip Sealing 03 327 0656.

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LIQUIDAMBA Save over 50% off normal retail price. 20 yrs exp, fast and friendly Large grade, average 2.5m. service. For all your painting Excellent root develop­ needs, phone: Martin 310 ment. 150 L bags ex Waters Tree Nursery, Oxford Landscaping 6187 or 021 128 9867 Road, Rangiora, $89 plus TOP SOIL, screened and gst. Phone 027 246 9727. AVAILABLE now quali­ unscreened at Woodend fied tradesmen. Roofs, Landscape Supplies. Open exterior and interior, com­ 7 days. Phone 03 312 2003. mercial painting. In North Canterbury for 20 years. Quality workmanship. No Properties For Sale FOR ALL YOUR job too big or too small. LAWNMOWING Phone Mike Watts for a SUMMERHILL 4.7 free quote 027 931 1876 or hectares, plus 3 sheds, & GARDEN 03 327 5388. power, phone connected, WORK no house. Ph 022 382 7227. 1657298


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


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

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


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

Ph Craig 03 313 1779

Plasterer / Painter Stopping, skim coating, decorative plaster work, all interior plastering and paint work. For a free quote

Phone Brent on 027 256 6458

PLUMBING Craftsman Plumber. Specialising in repairs & maintenance. For prompt service. 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. ROOF Painter. Affordable roof painter available. Ph Troy 022 084 2706 or visit www.affordableroofpainting.co.nz.

• Horse Arenas • Driveways • Shingle Supplies

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

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

Tree Services BRIAN’S Tree Services. Tree felling, topping, shaping, firewood cut, rub­ bish removed, stump grind­ ing, branch chipping. Affordable rates. Phone 03 327 5505 or 021 124 4894. NORTH Canterbury Tree Care. Specialising in big trees in small spaces, long term tree plans, advisory service, fully insured. Free 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.


Free Quotes 027 2299 454

SCREEN PRINTING. For all your printing requirements. T­shirts, Wanted Hoodies, Hi­Vis vests and polos, Overalls, Caps etc. Please phone Heather 03 STANDING HAY wanted. 313 0261 or email Sefton and surrounding heather.norstar@gmail.com. areas. Ph 03 312 9018.

SCREENED Soil for sale. Waipara area. Can deliver. Phone 021 115 3689.

Health & Beauty

HOMEOPATHY. Are you struggling with your health? Maybe a homeopathic remedy could help? First consultation SUMMERFIELD Fencing free. Ph Jennifer Mackinder Ltd in your area now. (Dip.Hom) 03 314 8046. Lifestyle or farm, sheep, cattle, horse, all types of animals. Fences, yards, Hire sheds, arenas, shelters, runs. 27 years contract TEMPORARY Fencing. fencing. John is available to New hire business based in help with your design and Amberley, servicing all planning. Ph Carol or John trades in North Canterbury. on 03 312 4747. Ph 027 430 4348.

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

Accountant 1391722

Saturday 21 November

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


Opening Day



Trades GAS, PLUMBING, Drainage & Heating, 24/7 service. Ph Mike Cairns Gas & Plumbing 021 132 8929 or 03 326 7949.


Amberley Swimming Pool

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

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

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• Licensed Building Practitioner • Registered Master Builder

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

Ph: 027 313 0161



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




Registered Clinical Dental Techncian

38a Ashley Street, Rangiora


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

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


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


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


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

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

PLEASE CALL 0800 277 822



HIGH COUNTRY FENCING High Country Specialist

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

Oxford Butchery Bevan and Shane Frahm

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

• 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

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

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


Number one old-fashioned bacon & ham curing. A/H 312 4219 or 312 4709

Ph 312 4205 Oxford

Repairs alterations & Manufacture Paul Berg 57 Wesley St, Kaiapoi Phone (03) 338-1112 canvasco@xtra.co.nz 0274 381-871

Driveways Landscaping Retaining Walls Earthworks Foundations

Wastewater Septic Tanks Treatment Plants Drainage Irrigation

Tarpaulins Sidecurtains Awnings - Sunblinds Marquees & Canopies Boat Covers Outdoor Furniture recovers Umbrellas


~ FREE QUOTES ~1670945

Computer Repairs

Civil and Drainage

Phone (03) 313-9192

Wilson Decorators Ltd

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





Home Kill & Wild Game Butcher

Brent Noye alias “Brent the Butcher”


Ph 027 212 3880 Ritchie




23 High Street Rangiora 03 313 6096


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

Tyre Services Ltd

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


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

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

“If it’s broke, let’s fix it”


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

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

Free quotes (will travel)

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

Landscape Design




For Vehicle Servicing phone Allan

Mainland Conveyor Services MCS


WOF $35

Agricultural Services


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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

Picture Framing





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





“Fine Arts Guild Commended Framer”

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

Master Plumber of the Year 2010

By the SBS Bank - Parking at rear

PHONE 352 7594

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

Canterbury owned and operated for over 60 years

OPEN: Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm

Septic Tank Cleaning


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





Bill’s Liquid Waste

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

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

Cleaning throughout North Canterbury

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

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



Picture Framing


Printing For Sharp Prices & Fast Turnaround


■ business cards ■ invoice forms ■ colour flyers ■ letterheads ■ rack cards ■ cartons ■ invoice books ■ labels ■ envelopes Contact Peter Jordan 16668671


03 312 6278

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

Timber Sales

Locally owned and operated


Quality Timb ber at discounted prices

We have a wide range of timber

Mobile 0275 379-694

Decking from $0.97 cents

Tree Topping

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

Tree Snip...

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


Formerly trading as Ag Contracting now just Tree Snip

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

Water Blasting





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

Registered valuers and property consultants – urban and rural

Waterblasting Ltd Servicing Canterbury Commercial & Residential


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



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


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


Cleaning Drains


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

David Manning & Associates

341e Flaxton Road, Southbrook, Rangiora

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

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



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