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Restoration: Caravan and tractor given new life.

Supreme: A love affair with Llamabringssuccess.

Curvette: Mary Pringle, 75, Curvette of the Year.

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Fierce blaze . . . Firefighters battle flames from a fire on the edge of the Hawarden township.


Blaze threatens Hawarden houses By AMANDA BOWES A fire that could have had devastating consequences for houses in the small rural township of Hawarden in North Canterbury, has been a timely reminder of the extreme fire risk in the district. The blaze, which started in a shelter belt between properties and was fanned by a brisk nor’ west wind, quickly engulfed trees before taking hold of a garage.

Principal Fire Officer for the Hurunui District Council Allan Grigg, warns nor­westers combined with having had no decent rain since June, is making ground conditions extremely dry and people need to be careful around anything that has the potential to start a fire. ‘‘We are all on tenterhooks with the conditions and potential for fire and plead with everyone to take extra care,’’ says Mr Grigg.

Hawarden Volunteer Fire Brigade chief fire officer Murray Tilson, says when the brigade arrived it was clear they would need back up from Waikari and the Rural Fire Service. The fire was ‘‘complex’’ as it burned vegetation, structures and the contents of the garage, which included LPG cannisters, petrol and other flammable items. Firefighters donned breathing apparatus as the contents of the shed created toxic smoke and

explosions were heard throughout the village as the LPG ignited. Adding to the complexity was the distance from fire hydrants. Ten lengths of hose were needed to reach the blaze and extra water was needed from the rural fire tanker. Another smaller grass fire started about 60 metres away from the main fire and was quickly brought under control. Having the fire brigade close by, a prompt call out and a nor­west

wind saved neighbouring properties from being engulfed by the flames. The best thing people could do now if they feel their houses are under threat from a near by fire, is block the down pipes at the bottom and fill the guttering with water so any sparks or embers are doused, says Mr Grigg. Mr Tilson says it was a good effort from those fighting the fire in difficult conditions. Investigations are continuing into the cause of the blaze.

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Carving a path . . . Oxford Community volunteers and friends, ranging from 4 ­ 80 years, PHOTO: SUPPLIED. carve a path to begin forming a walking track through the Ashley Gorge bush.

Track being formed By ROBYN BRISTOW It is all hands on deck to clear a track through native bush near the Ashley Gorge reserve. Four­year­olds to 80­year­olds mixed hard work with fun at two recent working bees giving the first stage of the project ­ a one­hour easy return trip from the Ashley Gorge Reserve through Department of Conservation (DOC) land ­ real impetus. It is hoped in the future the hard work will help grow the project to include the DOC waterfall track, and eventually for more mature walkers, a hill climb with the reward being amazing views over Ashley Gorge and beyond, across the Canterbury Plains. Project leader Dave Shelton says the spirit of the young and how they put their hearts into it was an inspiration to all. Manager of track development for the Ashley Gorge Reserve Advisory Group John Burton, in co­ordination with DOC, says there has been a need for walking tracks near the Ashley Gorge Reserve for a long time and all the DOC land with its spectacular bush and specimen trees was waiting just ‘‘a stone’s throw away’’. ‘‘And even better, here is such a great opportunity for our people, especially the young ones, to be not only learning about their native heritage but to be involved in planning, building and conserving a wonderful, lasting asset for their future."

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‘‘It is really rewarding to see the interest we are already getting from our local schools, scout groups and others wanting to be involved,’’ he says. Alongside the track­building there would also be a need to develop a pest control programme which would be great hands­on educational projects for young people. The track is routed to include focal points of interest with unusually large specimens of native trees including black beech, matai, broadleaf, fuchsia and kanuka. ‘‘An effective pest control programme will aim at enhancing the habitat for an endangered native snail as well as creating a safe island to improve the numbers of native birdlife,’’ he says. Along with developing the walking track system, the Ashley Gorge Reserve Advisory Group is also planning a series of information boards with subjects including local history, flora and fauna and track information. A substantial shelter to house them will be situated in the Waimakariri District Council­owned Ashley Gorge Reserve grounds. Mr Burton says anyone interested in lending a hand to help clear the track can attend a working bee on Saturday, December 5 Dec from 9am to 12 noon, meeting at the Ashley Gorge Reserve office. For more information and to get on the volunteer email register, please contact Dave Shelton on 03 312 4718 or Izjans@outlook.co.nz.

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Chilean needle grass field day A Chilean needle grass field day will be held on December 8, 10am to 3:30pm at the Cheviot Community Hall. The day starts with a series of short talks followed by a field trip by bus to two infested properties. AgResearch scientists, Environment Canterbury biosecurity staff and landowners will share information about Chilean Needle grass and their experience with it. Cheviot Area School students will give a short presentation. The event is free. For more information, or to RSVP contact Hannah Eastgate, Chilean Needle Grass Awareness Programme co­ordinator at Hannah.eastgate@ecan.govt.nz or 027 839 3878. Registration close December 1.

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Special early morning delivery By SHELLEY TOPP Megan and Leon Rietveld’s baby daughter was six days overdue, but timed her run to perfection for an important day in Rangiora. The baby, who is yet to be named, was born at the Health Hub in Rangiora, during the early hours of Tuesday, November 24, the official opening day for the new $7 million facility. Only a few hours after the birth Megan and her beautiful new daughter were surrounded by guests attending the opening, and news media personnel. The Minister of Health Dr Jonathan Coleman, who had opened the Health Hub a few minutes earlier, told Megan, who gave birth at 1.15 that morning, she looked ‘‘very chipper’’. A large crowd of officials and invited guests attended the opening ceremony. Officials were given a tour of the new building after the opening ceremony. Dr Coleman said the number of births had increased significantly in North Canterbury in recent years. ‘‘With over 150 births this year, it’s timely to have expanded and improved maternity facilities in the region.’’ ‘‘With plans for expansion, Rangiora Health Hub will provide a central location for a range of regional health services in the future,’’ he said. ‘‘We want to see more services delivered closer to home. Integration and care closer to home will help develop a more efficient and sustainable health system. It will also provide a better patient experience.’’

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Ministerial welcome... Megan Rietveld, from Oxford, and her newborn baby girl, are met by the Minister of Health Dr Jonathan Coleman and Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey during PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP the opening of the new $7 million Health Hub in Rangiora last Tuesday.

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Health Hub garden . . . A working bee of volunteers transformed bare grounds at PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP Rangiora’s new Health Hub into a lovely garden last Saturday. Another working bee is planned for this weekend to finish the planting. During a break for morning tea last Saturday, Greg Miller, from Keep Rangiora Beautiful, thanked the volunteers for their time. Many spoke about the enjoyment of working on community projects, with some joking the delicious morning teas, particularly the fruit loaf made by Rayleen Johnson, made it all the more enjoyable. Rayleen agreed to share her recipe with

The News readers. Rayleen Johnson’s working bee loaf (makes 2): 1 lb sugar (450 grams), 2 oz butter (60 grams), 1 lb mixed fruit (450 grams), 2 cups water, 1 lb flour (450 grams), 2 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp mixed spice, quarter tsp salt, 1 egg. Combine sugar, fruit, butter and water in a saucepan. Boil for five minutes. Cool. Add slightly beaten egg and stir sifted dry ingredients into fruit. Pour into two loaf tins and bake at 150deg C for 1hr, 30 mins.


Volunteers have transformed empty grounds around Rangiora’s new $7 million Health Hub into a lovely garden. Last Saturday, a working bee of 24 people began the mammoth task of planting 4500 trees and plants around the grounds, which have been landscaped by Grant Edge, of Edge Landscape, in Fernside. The volunteers were all members of Keep Rangiora Beautiful, Rangiora Lions, or Rangiora Rotary, and included Waimakariri Mayor David Ayers, and his wife, Marilyn. The maternity and convalescence facility was opened for business on October 28, with an official opening ceremony planned for November 24. Edge said it was great to be involved in the project. The garden was a nice mixture of New Zealand plants, with others chosen for colour, he said. ‘‘I have introduced some flowering crab apple trees, along with some lavender to supply some spring colour,’’ he said. ‘‘I understand that spring is the peak birthing time so it’s good to have some colour in the garden at that time.’’

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At home . . . Mike Davis, Paula Garcia (left), Ann and daughter Lorena outside the Hawarden PHOTO: AMANDA BOWES. Tavern and Cafe ´.

New tenants for tavern By AMANDA BOWES The Hawarden Tavern has new tenants and the trustees couldn’t be happier. Mike Davis, his partner Paula Garcia and Mike’s mother Ann and toddler Lorena have taken over the business and are settling into the small North Canterbury town. Mike grew up in Hawarden but left in 1985 for work. He always wanted to come back to the area and after hearing the tavern needed new lessees, talked it over with the family who agreed it would be worth taking the punt. Paula met Mike when she came out from Brazil to work on a dairy farm. She was training to be a vet and the two hit it off when Paula got work on the dairy farm Mike was managing. She ended up staying longer than originally planned but had to return home when her visa ran out. After going back and forth between New Zealand and Brazil, where she finished her vet internship, Paula finally settled with Mike, along with their daughter Lorena. Ann wanted to retire from teaching and Mike and Paula needed a carer for Lorena if they were to lease the pub, so Ann joined in the family venture. Mike says it is great to be back living in his home town and he has caught up with people from his past.

Paula is also happy living in Hawarden ­ she says she hates big cities and likes the Kiwi climate. The family have been thrown in at the deep end as everything happened fast. ‘‘It needed to be that way to make it happen,’’ says Mike. The restaurant is up and running as a cafe ´ and Paula is bringing a touch of Brazil to the menu, with such delicacies as her home made cheese balls. Mike is chef and has had plenty of tips from his brother who is a good cook. As the family develops the business, they are hoping to introduce family days, meat raffles and other entertainment. Aware of the need to build slowly, the cafe is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 8am to 4pm. The pub opens 4pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and 11am Thursday to Sunday. The bottle store is also open and for people who want backbacker accommodation, the cabins are ready for guests. While Paula misses her family, she says her parents would like to retire here also and will be having an extended stay soon. She would like to go to Australia to do a course which would allow her to practice veterinary medicine here, with a goal to work for the local veterinary practices.

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Hamper for shoppers

Voice for youth Rangiora’s latest youth MP hopes to be a voice for young people in the region. Rangiora High School year 12 student Holly Fletcher (16) has been chosen as a youth MP for Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey for a tenure which runs from January 25 until the Youth Parliament sits in July. She says she is looking forward to the challenge and even hinted Mr Doocey ‘‘might have a bit of competition’’. ‘‘It will be exciting,’’ she says. ‘‘I’m doing it for the experience and reading into what Youth Parliament entails, it will give me skills as a leader and the training will invaluable and it will help me be a better member of the community.’’ Mr Doocey says it will be good to have the perspective of young people living through the earthquake recovery at the Youth Parliament. ‘‘The Waimakariri voice is quite unique. We have our own challenges and we are well advanced in the recovery. ‘‘When you think that we are five years

down the track and Holly is only 16, we have people who have lived one­third of their lives in the recovery and it will be good to have that perspective in parliament.’’ Despite her young age, Holly was active in getting food out to people following the February 2011 earthquake and helping close family who were briefly forced out of earthquake­ damaged homes. She also volunteers in resthomes. Mr Doocey says it was these experiences which helped her stand out from the other applicants. Holly can expect a busy six months in the build up to Youth Parliament, Mr Doocey adds. ‘‘We will get Holly to attend as many meetings as possible and we hope to go and speak to schools. And we will be using social media as a platform for young people to raise their issues and concerns’’. After Holly completes year 13 next year, she hopes to study science at either Canterbury or Otago University.


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competition to win the hamper by simply writing their name, address and phone number on the back of their receipt, and popping it into the box provided. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, December 22, 9am to 8pm, the only late shopping night in Rangiora in the lead­up to Christmas. The winner of the hamper must be in High Street at the time of the draw to collect their prize. Shops will also be open from 10am to 4pm on three Sundays ­ 6, 13 and 20 December. The Rangiora Toyota Santa Parade, and Party in the Park, will be held on Sunday December 13 this year.


Next generation . . . Youth MP Holly Fletcher is looking forward to working with PHOTO: DAVID HILL Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey.

The Rangiora community group, 7400 Upgrade, has been given an anonymous donation of $200 to put towards a Christmas hamper for Rangiora shoppers. Rangiora New World owner Robin Brown has set the ball rolling by matching the $200 donation for the hamper. Rangiora Shoelines, Floorpride Rangiora, The Gingerbread House, Manne Quinn Preloved Clothing, and Life Pharmacy Rangiora have also joined the project. Each contributing retailer will have a competition entry box in their store. Customers can enter into the

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Thursday November 26 2015

In the Electorate with


Rga health hub open Bridge too expensive Tuesday was a great day for North Canterbury as we celebrated the opening of the Rangiora Health Hub by Minister of Health Hon Jonathan Coleman. I can personally speak for the first­ class facilities and great maternity staff following the arrival of the newest addition to our family just over a week ago. My wife had a wonderful stay in the maternity unit with its north­facing windows and homely feel, and it was great for me to be able to visit them so close to home. The new building has birthing and post­natal facilities, respite facilities and a full kitchen catering for in­ house patient meals as well as Meals on Wheels. This week’s opening was a significant milestone for our community and I am looking forward to 2017 when we open the next stage. This will see the relocation of the Hagley Outpatients building from Christchurch Hospital to add another 800 square metres of space for additional services. The health hub provides North

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Canterbury with a central location for health services, connecting the community to a variety of services. With my background in mental health, it was great to also link the Health Minister to the work being done by Kaiapoi Borough School, which has developed several initiatives to help ensure the wellbeing of students. Research shows us years three to seven post­recovery are the most difficult for psychological and social recovery. Working in our local communities, I know that the effects of the earthquakes are still being felt and it was rewarding to bring the Minister down to meet up with some of the mental­health service providers working to help our young students increase resilience and wellbeing. The start of the week saw a high level of interest from our rural residents who attended the Provincial Priorities meeting in Oxford. It was good to facilitate putting our local issues before a spread of rural­ based MPs to help us to develop policy to further strengthen our communities.

I am often asked why ‘‘they’’ don’t build another bridge across the Waimakariri. Often somewhere upstream in the area of Two Chain Road in Swannanoa is mentioned and I am sometimes told that there used to be a plan. Well, there has never been a plan. In 2000­01, a District Transport Study was completed ­ I chaired the group that worked on it. It did look at that option but we were quickly told by the national roading authority at the time that such a bridge would be too expensive for its limited benefit. The current two bridges (the Northern Motorway and Main North Road) cross the river at a narrow cut that was dug between the two World Wars. The river upstream is vastly wider and any bridge would be much longer than those we already have. In addition, there is little roading structure on either side. Most of the people who use the bridge from our northern side live in the Rangiora­Kaiapoi­Woodend/Pegasus triangle and those further north feed into the triangle over the two Ashley bridges. About 40,000 of Waimakariri’s

55,000 people live in these areas. A bridge that increases their distance to Christchurch does not make a lot of sense given that the current bridges are the most direct route and have a roading infrastructure directed at them. A new bridge would be a local road. It would still require New Zealand Transport Authority approval to get government subsidy, which under new rules is now just over 50 percent, compared to the 60 percent we got for the new Ashley bridge. Because the river is the district boundary, the other 50% would be shared equally between Christchurch and Waimakariri, the same ratio that applies to the Main North Road bridge. A far cheaper and more effective option would be to increase the capacity of the Motorway bridges. They were built to take third lanes and this option is now being actively considered as part of the Northern Arterial project due to start construction late next year. This will be a motorway taking traffic directly to Christchurch from Chaneys.

No further action Citizens Advice Bureau Citizens Advice Bureau North Canterbury wishes to advise it will be closed on Friday, December 18 and will reopen on Monday, January 6. Phone (03) 313 8822 or email northcanterbury@cab.org.nz. Checks will be made regularly for messages so please contact the CAB if you need to. The St John’s Health Shuttle Service will be closed from December 18, 2015 until 11 January 2016. We look forward to helping you with any enquiries in the New Year and wish you all the joys for the festive season. May 2016 bring good health and good cheer. Amberley Lions Christmas Party The Lions Club of Amberley District invites all senior citizens to its annual Christmas party being held in the Amberley Domain pavilion on Saturday, December 12, from 2pm. Admission fee $5. Christmas Euchre in Oxford Oxford Volunteer Fire Brigade is hosting Christmas Euchre on Thursday, December 3, from 7.30pm at the Oxford Fire Station. Good prizes, raffles and supper provided. Model Railway Swap Meet The North Canterbury Model Railway Club will be hold a buy, sell, swap event at the Rangiora Showgrounds function centre on Friday to Sunday, December 4 to 6, from 10am to 8pm. There will be a variety of items on sale suitable for Christmas gifts for all ages. Ex­school desks, soft toys for sale as well as model railway items. Thomas and friends will also be there for children to operate. There are still a few tables available for other groups and private sellers. Phone Arthur on (03) 7459148 to book a table.


The owner of two sports utility vehicles (SUVs) which became stuck in the surf at Waikuku Beach earlier this month will not be fined by Environment Canterbury (Ecan). Both vehicles have now been removed from the water. One was pulled from the surf the evening it became stuck, on Saturday November 14. The other was removed from the water the next morning and towed away by the owner, says Valyn Barrett, Ecan’s regional leader ­ investigations and incident response manager. ‘‘Both vehicles were intact when removed, and caused negligible environmental impact as they were both removed within a fairly short timeframe,’’ Mr Barrett says. ‘‘The original vehicle became stuck after a misjudgment of the incoming tide by the owner.’’ The second vehicle became stuck while it was being used to try to pull the first vehicle out of the water.


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Long service . . . John Guthrie is retiring after more than a quarter of a century at Kaiapoi PHOTO: DAVID HILL Borough School.

Deputy bids farewell By DAVID HILL When John Guthrie came to Kaiapoi Borough School in September 1988 he thought it would be a short stay. Now after 27 years as deputy principal at the school, he has decided to call it a day. ‘‘I came here as a teaching deputy principal after being principal at Leithfield School. I left there because it was quite small and I thought I would come here for three or five years to get experience at a larger school and then become a principal. ‘‘But I never moved again. I loved the community, the school and the whole deal. A few times I thought about leaving, but then I thought why move? ‘‘It’s a funny feeling. I always said I would retire when I got sick of it, but that day has never arrived. So I decided if I don’t make myself retire, I never will.’’ When Mr Guthrie first arrived at Kaiapoi Borough School there were 200 students and the deputy principal was full time in the classroom. However, after a few years it was decided to make the classes slight bigger so Mr Guthrie could be released from classroom duties. ‘‘It meant I could provide back­up and work with the kids causing trouble and give the teachers a much easier day, because they didn’t have to worry about those students.’’ Eventually schools became entitled to a non­teaching deputy principal and now Kaiapoi Borough School has two non­ teaching deputy principals. The school roll peaked at more than 400 before the earthquakes and there are now 376 students. Mr Guthrie says he has not missed being in the classroom.

‘‘The beauty of the role has always been dealing with people ­ teachers, kids and parents. There’s a certain amount of paperwork, but not as much as a principal ­ and if you’re doing the bits you love, you’re happy not to move. ‘‘I have literally watched kids from babies and then seen them come back with their own kids. There’s really something special that you get out of these relationships with kids and parents that you couldn’t have any other way.’’ Mr Guthrie says he has always made a point of ‘‘getting to know all the kids’’ and not just the ones who get in trouble. ‘‘I have always thought that’s unfair that certain kids get all the attention. Certainly there’s kids who need extra help, but all kids need to have that contact and feel important. Teaching is about giving that feeling of being important and having strong self­esteem and knowing they are as much a part of the place as anyone else.’’ In his retirement, Mr Guthrie plans to get on with some DIY projects, do some travel and he may even return to the classroom to do some relief teaching. Principal Murray Overton says Mr Guthrie ‘‘has made a significant contribution to the school, teaching and providing leadership and support for many students and their families’’. A special farewell is planned for Friday, December 11, with a community picnic at 12.30pm in the school grounds. In the event of rain the picnic will be held in the hall. A special assembly will follow in the hall at 1.45pm. Everyone is welcome. Mr Overton says the school is compiling a ‘‘Journal for John’’ and invites former students and families to come and write in it, paste in a picture or photos of Mr Guthrie, or contribute towards the gift.

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What began as a simple caravan restoration developed into a high­end project, with the potential for something special at the finish. The project began in February this year when Kiki Mitchell, a do­it­yourself enthusiast, from Rangiora, bought a 1971 Zephyr Touring caravan to restore. It was to be her new project, and she envisaged it would take a month, possibly two, to complete, doing most of the work herself. It was obvious the tiny caravan had seen better days when she bought it, but she hadn’t realised how much work needed to be done until she got it home. The interior of the caravan had to be completely gutted, thoroughly checked for leaks, rewired, and relined, before any of the decorating work could begin, and the exterior also needed a lot of work. Kiki called in Grant Shadbolt Building Solutions Limited, in Rangiora, Autobody and Glass Repairs Limited, in Kaiapoi, and Doig Auto Electrical, in Rangiora, to help. The project became known as Kiki’s Grand Design. It’s gone way over the initial restoration budget, and the work has taken month’s longer to complete, but the little tourer’s elegant transformation is stunning to see. The high level of skill from the tradesmen involved in the project, and Kiki’s clever eye for design, style and colour have transformed this caravan into a lovely, warm, light­filled holiday home on wheels for three people, or a spare room to spend some quiet time in at home. It’s also a place where one of Kiki’s


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Waikari’s Ian Thornley has restored tractors and farm machinery for many years and his latest project gave new life to a 1939 Farmall F14 row crop tractor. The 76­year­old tractor had been sitting in a shed in Redcliffs for 30 years and when tractor enthusiast, Winton Dalley told the owner about Ian Thornley’s restoration skills, he contacted him to see if he would take on the challenge. ‘‘I was happy to do it. As I’m now retired it helps fill in the days,’’ says Ian. Ian went to Redcliffs to look at the old tractor and discussed what needed to be done to get it back into shape. Once the Farmall had been delivered to Waikari, Ian got cracking and began pulling the tractor to bits. The decision had been made to strip the tractor down and rebuild as necessary. Ian says the sea air had eaten away part of the head and when the manifold was unbolted it broke in two. Because there were no spares, Ian had the task of mending the bits that needed it. Some parts were sent away and sand blasted, but the chassis, engine and steering were taken care of in the workshop. Ian also restored the back wheels by hand. The fuel tank needed a new bottom, a new exhaust manifold was made and part of the tank mount brackets needed replacing as they had rusted out. After around 220 hours of work, the Farmall was looking like new and running sweet. Ian thought his job was done, but then the owner decided he wanted a starter motor instead of the crank handle so he could be guaranteed the tractor would start whenever he wanted. This was a challenge of a different kind, but Ian figured out a way of fulfilling the owners wishes ­ the only trouble was it meant pulling the Farmall to bits again. Ian split the drive between the clutch and the gear box. He then got a fly wheel from a Hyundai Getz and machined it to make it lighter. Another bell housing was then made and the hyundai starter motor was placed in the middle of the tractor. Thanks to Ian’s ingenuity, the tractor can now be started by pushing a button, something its manufacturer would never have thought possible. Ian says he loves restoring all types of old farm machinery and many of his restored tractors have been unwanted items. ‘‘These machines were what helped make NZ agriculture get to where it is today and there is nothing worse than seeing them go for scrap.’’ His restorations aren’t just for show. With other keen vintage tractor enthusiasts from Hawarden and Waikari, the tractors are put to work in ploughing competitions, where the skill of the driver is truly tested.

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PetPlus pampers pets By ROBYN BRISTOW A pet care package is a great way to pamper your pet, and also makes an ideal Christmas present. PetPlus Grooming, which runs alongside the PetPlus Pet Shop at 55 Kippenberger Avenue, Rangiora, offers a full pet grooming service with all their shampoos paraben, sulphate and cruelty free. PetPlus has a fulltime professional groomer and a part time groomer who offer nailclipping, a shampoo and tidy to a full groom. Regular grooming keeps your pets’ coat and skin healthy and improves their sociability. Long hair around eyes can restrict vision and may alter behaviour. Matting of the hair can be painful and cause skin conditions and overgrown

nails can be painful and also alter the way pets walk. PetPlus offers flexible drop off times for people who need to drop their dog off before work and it has the facility to take care of them until you are able to pick them up. So it is a great opportunity to be able to drop and shop, without hanging about waiting to pick up your furry friend. PetPlus has a selection of tropical and cold water fish, birds and reptiles. Budgies, Cockatiels, Alexandrines and Indian Ringneck parrots are all available for bird fanciers plus there is a supply of cages for all types of birds. The team of five at PetPlus offer services from 8.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday and from 9am to 3pm on Saturday. It will also be open Sundays from 10am to 2pm until Christmas.

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New hope for long-term back pain sufferers.

After nearly eight years in New Zealand, Inversion Therapy has now gained a reputation for success with long-term sufferers of back pain.

Inversion New Zealand was started eight years ago by Dave and Nancy Hare. Dave had suffered over 20 years of back pain from degenerated discs and had basically given up and decided to just live with it. “To me surgery was never an option,” he said, “as long as I still could walk, there was hope.” Dave tried everything; every time he was overseas he would search for anything that could possibly help. While on one of these overseas trips eight years ago, Dave discovered the Teeter Hang-Ups. “The first time I tried it, the pain disappeared and I was completely pain free for about 30 minutes, nothing had done that,” he said. Dave never believed it would fix him, “as specialists had told me it was irreversible, I now knew I had a place to go every time I wanted some serious relief.” To Dave’s surprise the more he used the table the longer the pain stayed away, until after nearly three months he was completely pain free. “I couldn’t believe it,” Dave said. “I had spent large amounts of money on every form of treatment available and here was something I had never heard of sorting it out for me in avery short period of time.”

Most people actually get off with the pain either gone or considerably less,” he said. Come along to one of the roadshows for a treatment , if you have completely resigned yourself to having back or neck pain for the rest of your life, the chances are you will be pleasantly surprised.

It was then Dave decided to introduce Teeter into New Zealand and Inversion NZ was born.

Over the years INZ has helped thousands of people get some serious relief and has seen results in not only backs, but necks, hips, knees, posture, circulation, increased height, blood pressure and lots more.


“We have testimonials from people with over fifty years of back problems and even have them in a number of schools in New Zealand for their special needs children,” said Dave. “The blood to the brain helps these kids and the results are excellent.”

In 2008 I had been living with a serious lower back pain for many years due to two discs with serious degeneration and was scheduled for a double spinal fusion at a cost of $48,000. The Specialist had recommended many lifestyle changes including changing my profession, which was not practical as I own my own business. At the Waikato Home Show I experienced a demonstration on a Teeter Inversion Table by Dave and Nancy Hare. To me the effect was amazing, I actually experienced some serious relief which lasted for an hour or two, I was told that the relief would last longer with time as long as I used the table regularly, so with the surgery scheduled for 12 weeks time, having nothing to lose and a lot to gain I purchased a Teeter. Four years on I still use my table on a daily basis, my back is as strong as ever with very little or completely no pain, I am still at my same profession and working as hard as ever and most importantly I did not have the surgery. I consider the purchase of my Teeter has been one of my greatest investments, not only has it enabled me to avoid serious and costly surgery, it has kept me in my profession and it has brought my health back.

What this means for the ageing population is that it maintains the health of the brain as we all get older. INZ now has a division putting them into industry as back pain costs companies a considerable amount of lost production. Both Dave and Nancy will be attending the shows. Dave told me that he realised that, had he not tried the Teeter for himself he would still be suffering, “Iwouldstillbeamiserablegrumpy bugger, living with pain, that is why we do the shows, people need to try it for themselves.

Thank you very much for the opportunity. Very best regards Frank Harwood (84) of Turangi using his Teeter, Frank has been Paul Gordon Cambridge Inverting for seven years and has found it keeps him young

IT Is pure logIc As To How THe TeeTer INversIoN TAble works.

The Teeter Inversion Table works on three levels: Discs, Muscles and Posture. Discs: It uses Gravity to apply traction, the traction gently opens the discs and as they open up they create suction, this suction draws fluid from the surrounding tissue back into the discs, re-hydrating them. This is the key! Discs do not have their own blood supply, the rely on transfer of fluid from the surrounding tissue to keep them healthy and hydrated and over the years as discs get thinner with age, they lose the ability to take on fluid (just like squeezing a sponge) and they start to de-hydrate. De-Hydrated discs are less flexible, they are harder, more prone to injury, they interfere with nerve roots creating pain and ultimately the de-hydration causes degeneration. The Teeter Inversion table slowly and gently brings the hydration back into the discs, plumping them up. This brings back lost height (most people will regain around 2 CM of height), it separates the nerve roots a lot more effectively and returns quality of life. Muscles: A lot of Pain is Muscular, when muscles are stressed they become tight which restricts the flow of blood and lymph through the muscle so toxins build up, Co2 and Lactic Acid. A reverse stretch opens up the muscles and there is a treatment on the table, which is called Rhythmic traction, which is a gentle rocking motion. This stimulates circulation and encourages blood flow through the muscles, which clears the lactic acid into you lymph system where it stimulates lymph flow and deals with it. Most people with serious neck issues see a large an improvement after only one treatment.


posture: Poor posture is one of the major cases of pain and is a major contributor to the deterioration of the body with age. A difference in leg length causes most of the hip and knee issues, as they continue to place uneven loads on the joints; much in the same way as the misalignment of your wheels on your car, they eventually wear away the wheel bearings.

Trying to correct posture is extremely difficult due to muscle memory as it constantly pulls the muscles to where they want to be. At a level of 40 degrees or more on the Teeter, the muscles groups open up and slowly come back into alignment, using the table daily, at least once a day does not allow the memory to pull the muscles out of alignment and slowly the muscles start to lose their memory and go with the flow, allowing the body to slowly come back into correct posture. Then using the table once a day will ensure it is kept there. This is not rocket science, it is just pure logic, if a machine is out of alignment it does not last long, the only difference in the body and a machine is the body is constantly repairing itself, however if the wear and tear on the body is greater than the bodies ability to repair itself, it is a slow decline. The Teeter slowly brings the body out of its decline and allows the body to repair itself resulting a far healthier life If you are serious about investing in your health and really sorting your issues out, come see us at the show, you have nothing to lose and the chances are a lot to gain



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Dining in . . . New owners John and Susan Secker enjoy lunch at JR’s Bar and Grill in Rangiora.

Families welcome at JR’s JR’s Bar and Grill’s new owners plan to provide a family­friendly atmosphere. John and Susan Secker took over the popular Rangiora bar less than two months ago and plan to develop the place for ‘‘friendly family dining’’. ‘‘We have five children and grandchildren of our own, so we want to make this a place where the community can come together in a casual, comfortable and relaxed environment,’’ Mrs Secker says. Mr Secker says the couple has plans to develop the venue, with renovations already under way in the outdoor al fresco dining area and they plan to revamp the upstairs function area with new carpet in the New Year, to make it a more inviting space. They also plan to link the revamp in with some of Rangiora’s history. ‘‘We are looking to develop the place for friendly family dining and also for small functions upstairs, like birthdays and work functions for up to 50 or 60 people,’’ Mr Secker says. The al fresco dining area has been revamped with flowers and umbrellas and can be booked for a buffet barbecue function for up to 40 people. ‘‘It’s a nice safe, quiet space and it’s

secure for kids ­ they can’t go out on to the road. They can wander round and fiddle with the plants. It’s such a great area for families,’’ Mrs Secker says. The Seckers are keen to talk to local community groups who want to organise regular social events and fundraisers like quiz nights, with children welcome. Mr Secker is a born and bred Cantabrian, while Mrs Secker is originally from a small town in Australia, and they are keen to be a part of their new community. Since taking over, the couple has begun to revamp the menu, introducing a brunch menu from 10am and there are new children’s options and daily specials available. Christmas function menus are also on offer. A $10 roast of the day is available and senior citizens with a gold card can get a 20% discount. A courtesy van is available from Thursday to Saturday evenings and by arrangement for parties of six or more people on other days in Rangiora and Kaiapoi. Donations are appreciated when the pick up or drop off is outside Rangiora. Keep up to date on JR’s website, phone (03) 3107546 or call in at 37 High Street.


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Snapshots of North Canterbury events

Lazy acres . . . One of the beautiful private gardens open to the public during the Ohoka Garden Tour and Fete, last Sunday. PHOTOS: SHELLEY TOPP

Relaxing . . . Kelly Pope, from Christchurch, relaxing at the Ohoka Garden Tour and Fete.

Sweet treat . . . Debbie Reeves cuts a slice of vanilla and passionfruit cake for a customer at the Ohoka Garden Tour and Fete.

Keeping watch . . . A nine week old pup keeps watch while mum has a quiet snooze. The pup and its littermates were being offered for sale near the Kaiapoi North School last Saturday during the school’s Fair.

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Fun at the Fair . . . Lachie Reid, aged 12, of Kaiapoi, clowning around at the Kaiapoi North School Fair, in Kaiapoi last Saturday.


Young driver . . . Dave Prins, from Kaiapoi, with his son Nate, aged 2, try out the mini jeeps at the Kaiapoi North School Fair, last Saturday.








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Parade being held from 1pm. Organiser Belinda Topp says there are several interesting floats entered this year, including Darth Vader and his stormtroopers and five Disney Princesses, while others remain top secret. Other floats include Spencerville Playcentre’s kiwi Christmas float and Carper Court’s fake rhino. AMP is bringing a vintage fire engine to both the Kaiapoi and Rangiora (Sunday, December 13) Santa Parades and Greyhounds as Pets is bringing 30 greyhounds to walk in the parade.

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May the force be with you . . . Darth Vader visited Coffee Culture recently, ahead of the Kaiapoi Carnival and Santa Parade on on PHOTO SUPPLIED May the force be with you in Kaiapoi. Saturday, December 5. Darth Vader is in town and he’s Local businesses are joining in the fun recruiting stormtroopers ahead of the and creating their own attractions too. Kaiapoi Santa Parade on Saturday, Elle’s Pet Centre is creating a ‘pet zone’ December 5. As Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens in its carpark, including a farmyard display where local children can bring prepares to hit the cinema screens next month, Darth Vader has been recruiting along their pets. A best dressed pet competition will be judged by the Disney stormtroopers to ride with him in the Princesses in the morning and there will Santa Parade. Once again, Santa Claus is set to be the be prizes to give away. Activities are also being organised once star attraction. again in the Kaikanui Tavern carpark, The jolly, fat fellow in the red suit is gearing up for his annual return to the with a ‘‘boys to men’s zone’’ featuring hot river town, with the Kaiapoi Santa rods and a sausage sizzle.

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Disney Princesses are set to feature at the Kaiapoi Carnival on Saturday, December 5. Organiser Belinda Topp says five Disney Princesses, including Queen Elsa, Belle, Jasmine, Snow White and Cinderella, are among the star attractions at this year’s Kaiapoi Carnival at Trousselot Park, Charles Street, on Saturday, December 5, from 9.30am to 3.30pm. One of the day’s highlights will be Queen Elsa singing ‘‘Let It Go’’ on the main stage at 2pm. The dark lord, Darth Vader and his stormtroopers will also be out in force during the Santa parade and carnival. Darth Vader has been out on the streets visiting local Kaiapoi businesses to promote the carnival. ‘‘The event is gearing up to be an absolutely spectacular day. With something for everyone you can be sure to see not one but five Disney Princesses,’’ organiser Belinda Topp says. For the older kids, a Zombie Apocalypse arena will be set up, with an age restriction of 10, and children aged 10­14 years needing parental consent to enter. The carnival will also include a live band, clowns, magicians, bouncy castles and stalls. Entertainment will also be provided by Sport Suzie and there will plenty of food to buy for lunch. The local Rock ’n Roll Dance Club is also planning to strut some moves at the carnival.

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Toot for Tucker returns Gym a ‘life-saver’ By DAVID HILL

Toot for Tucker plans to reach more Waimakariri district homes than ever before. Organiser Bev Wright says the 5th annual food collection, which will be held on Tuesday, December 1, from 5.30pm, has been extended into Kaiapoi for the first time. ‘‘It’s growing. This is the 5th year we’ve done it ­ we did it for three years exclusively in Rangiora, and then we introduced Oxford, Woodend and Pegasus last year and now we have all the major towns in the district involved.’’ Ms Wright says 10,600 Toot for Tucker bags have been distributed around those urban areas. While there are no planned collections in the rural parts of the district, she says food donations will be gratefully received. ‘‘We just don’t have the resources to go out into all the rural areas, but we are happy to go out and collect groups of bags and if people are coming into town over the next two weeks they can drop food off.’’ Last year North Loburn School collected food for Toot for Tucker, Ms Wright says. Collection points are available at the Cust and Ohoka service stations, BP at Woodend and Village Milk in Oxford, as well as the recipient food banks ­ and the food doesn’t need to be in a Toot for Tucker bag. All food collected in Kaiapoi will be passed on to the food bank at Kaiapoi Community Support, while the Salvation Army’s food bank in Rangiora


is the main recipient of food donations. Volunteers and vehicles are also welcome to join the collection on Tuesday evening. The Rangiora collectors will assemble at Dudley Park from 5.30pm, ready to disperse at 6pm, while other collectors will disperse from the Kaiapoi and Woodend Volunteer Fire Brigades and from High Street in Oxford. ‘‘It’s a lot of fun. It usually takes an hour to an hour and a half and then everyone comes back with their goodies and has a sausage,’’ she says. Ms Wright says the volunteers enjoy helping out their community as there is a lot of need. ‘‘The assumption has often been that food banks are called on by people on benefits. But now we have what’s called ‘the working poor’ where there may be two parents working on minimum wage and they need a bit of help. ‘‘Places like the Salvation Army encourage people to look at their budgets, so they don’t always need help, but it’s not easy out there. ‘‘You get small business people who go through a rough patch or contractors who may go through long periods between contracts and they don’t always qualify for assistance from WINZ.’’ She says she is also aware of young people who are in jobs where the hours vary each week ­ ‘‘some weeks they may end up only doing 25 hours so they struggle just to pay their rent and keep their car going’’. Anyone wanting to help out can contact Bev Wright on 027­4342486 or email bev@propertybrokers.co.nz.

New members wanted The Rangiora Croquet Club is looking for new members. The club opened its new club grounds in Rangiora last Saturday and is keen for more members to join them now that it is back in business after being in recess for 11 years and 10 months. Anybody wanting to join the club can contact Leone Woodward by telephoning her on 03 313 5306, or she can be emailed at sjlswoodward@gmail.com.

Mary Pringle says turning to the gym at age 75 has been a ‘‘life­saver’’. Mary joined Curves in Rangiora in 2007 and says it is the best thing she did to help ease arthritic back and hip pain which developed sometime after having a hip replacement in 2005. Eight years on, Mary has won the Senior Curvette category for members 60 plus, at the Curvette of the Year competition for members. Mary was one of three from Curves Rangiora who were encouraged to enter in one of the five categories by owner Jennifer Penwell, and was the only South Island entrant to win a category. She was recently flown to Auckland with the other four finalist to take part in a makeover and a photo shoot for New Idea magazine. The spritely 75­year­old, says in her entry she joined the gym to lose a little bit of weight. ‘‘But in the main, my goal was to be fitter and more supple than I had been. ‘‘I did not want to be an elderly woman who sat in a chair all day feeling sorry for herself. To start the day with Curves gives me energy and well­being. ‘‘It wakes the endorphins from their sleepy existence. Because I try to go five or six days a week I am fitter and healthier than some women 10 years younger than me,’’ she says. ‘‘Curves to me is the answer for arthritis sufferers as you can work as hard as you are able and there is no walking involved ­ except for the recovery boards,’’ she says. It had been the difference between being sedentary and not wanting or

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Civic centre back on track Despite a number of delays, Kaikoura’s new civic centre is back on track. Mayor Winston Grey says the reinstatement of the roof is due to be completed this week and once this is done, scaffolding will be able to come down, an external staircase can be built and inside work can be completed. ‘‘The bulk of it’s been done, so once we can get inside we can do the fit out. There’s no dates on it for when it will open and we have a quiet period during December and January when people take their holidays, so we’re probably looking at autumn ­ so it’s

getting closer.’’ The total cost of the project is now expected to be around $4.9 million ­ about $522,000 above the original budget set in February 2012. The budget was revised in July 2012 at $4.68 million with a contingency of $225,000. Mr Gray says the increase in costs is due to project delays and having to replace the roof, which in turn resulted in increased costs of crane hire, scaffolding and labour. About $800,000 has been spent on replacing the roof and associated costs, but is subject to an insurance claim and litigation.

Speed limit signs approved Variable speed limit signs are to be put up outside Kaiapoi North School. The Waimakariri District Council last week approved a proposal for a 40kph variable speed limit (VSL) school zone to be placed on Williams Street outside Kaiapoi North School. The speed limit will apply between 8.25am and 9am and 2.55pm and 3.15pm on school days with flashing signs in place. Mayor David Ayers says it will be the first VSL school zone the council has established in an urban area in the district. Other urban VSL zones at Woodend School (40kph) and the former Waikuku School (60kph), were established by the New Zealand Transport Agency. The council has created VSL zones in rural areas, including Swannanoa and Loburn Schools. Warning signs have also been erected by the council on Southbrook Road, for Southbrook and Rangiora New Life Schools, ‘‘but speed is not generally an issue’’.

Mr Ayers says the establishment of the VSL zone follows community feedback. ‘‘I have heard comments about the speeds around Kaiapoi North School and the Kaiapoi Community Board has had a lot of comment over the last few years about safety around the Kaiapoi North School gate.’’ At this stage there are no plans to establish more VSL zones in the district, but the council ‘‘will continue to monitor safety around school gates’’, Mr Ayers says. King Street, outside Rangiora Borough School, is also a busy street and Mr Ayers says he is aware of issues outside Rangiora High School and Kaiapoi High School. ‘‘We need to urge people to be cautious around school gates and driving at 30kph or less is probably the safest thing to do when people are coming out of the school. ‘‘We also need to remind people that the speed limit around school buses is 20kph where the bus has stopped to unload passengers ­ and not just for cars on the same side of the road.’’

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Have your say

on legal property boundaries Greater Christchurch – Parliament needs you to have your say about the clarification of legal property boundaries under the: • Canterbury Property Boundaries and Related Matters Bill Land movement caused by the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes has made it difficult for surveyors to locate some legal property boundaries. This is because survey pegs and markers may no longer match official survey plans. The Bill would clarify this law, and also allow for guidelines to be issued about standards set under the Cadastral Survey Act 2002, which manages the accuracy of the information in the cadastre (register of real estate). You can read the Bill at: www.legislation.govt.nz. You can submit your thoughts to Parliament’s Local Government and Environment Committee on the Parliament website, or you can post your submission to: LGE Committee, Level 10 Bowen House, Parliament Buildings, WELLINGTON 6160. Submissions close 15 January 2016. Please mention REF#BOUNDARIES15. Your submission will be shared on the Parliament website, so please separate your contact details from your submission. For more information: (04) 817 9523 or LGE@Parliament.govt.nz Follow us: www.facebook.com/localgovtenvironment

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. 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.

Upcoming meeting details (all are 7-8:30pm) Thursday 26 November Ohoka School Hall, Jacksons Road Wednesday 9 December Rangiora Showgrounds Function Centre, 158 Ashley St Thursday 10 December Pegasus Flat White Café & Bar, Pegasus Bvd and Pegasus Main St

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Good friends . . . Paula Thackwell (left) and Kaye Clark, both of Rangiora, at an evening for people with disabilities, their carers and friends, held at the Rangiora Baptist Church hall recently. A large crowd attended the popular function, which was organised by Paula and PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP had a Christmas theme with music and dancing.

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143 Williams Street, Kaiapoi OPENING G SOON! www.northcanterbury.co.nz “We couldn’t have done this without the generous sponsorship of local businesses”, says Warwick, “Our sponsors share our vision of a prosperous and attractive region and they’ve been prepared to invest in that vision and help to bring this facility to fruition”.

The opening of the Enterprise North Canterbury (ENC) Business Centre in Kaiapoi next month is good news for the North Canterbury business community. The centre will include a conference room and meeting rooms for hire, business advice and a wide range of events and services designed to support local businesses and help them thrive.

ENC have been operating in the region since 2002 and offer free business assessments, resources for start-ups and funding to help with business training and coaching. They also co-ordinate an extensive calendar of business events – from networking evenings to training sessions and workshops. These are all available to any existing businesses in North Canterbury.


MainPower New Zealand Limited is a community owned electricity distributor responsible for delivering and maintaining a safe, secure and reliable power supply to a population of around 65,000 people in the North Canterbury and Kaikoura region. As an essential service provider, MainPower is committed

to supporting our local communities. MainPower’s ongoing partnership with Enterprise North Canterbury is evidence of this commitment as they seek to take a leadership role in the region by supporting the growth and diversity of the local economy.

MainPower New Zealand Limited 172 Fernside Road, Rangiora PO Box 346, Rangiora 7440 03 311 8300 info@mainpower.co.nz www.mainpower.co.nz


BDO is a full-service accounting, audit, tax and advisory firm. With 15 offices from Kerikeri to Invercargill, BDO has the largest reach of any New Zealand firm. With 11 partners and 100 staff, BDO Christchurch prides itself of offering local knowledge, New Zealand industry

expertise with a national and international network of skills to draw on. Our clients are the SMEs and mid-market businesses that drive the New Zealand economy. We appreciate their vital role and specific business issues.


We are a locally owned and operated Licensee of Spark looking after SME’s in the Canterbury region and are pleased to be able to support local business via Enterprise

The business centre is designed to provide a dynamic environment for freelancers, entrepreneurs and other professionals who will be able to use the drop-in workspaces to access ultrafast broadband, print documents or simply catch up with their emails between meetings. It’s a professional alternative to touching down at the local coffee shop with your laptop. In addition dedicated meeting rooms provide privacy when required. They are equipped with smart TVs enabling free videoconferencing and presentations and can be booked quickly and easily online.


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Spark Business Canterbury are proud sponsors of the Enterprise North Canterbury Business Centre.

The initiative is being led by local economic development agency, ENC, and will see all their staff under one roof making it easier for businesses to find the support they need.

Research First is a full service market research and commercial insights agency, serving the North Canterbury business community since 2006. We have extensive experience working with customer-centric organisations and are also a respected service provider to notable Government bodies.

Research First are a proud Silver Sponsor of ENC. We want to share the power of behavioural research with like-minded people in our region, to develop exceptional businesses. Contact us today to discuss your future.

Support of local Businesses at a local level is important and Spark Business Canterbury felt this was a tangible and useful way to provide that support that will be of economic value to both the businesses that use the centre and the wider region.

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Larsen’s Art ‘n’ Signs have been in Kaiapoi for 20 years and have produced award winning murals and creative signs for our clients both locally and nationally. Our core business is sign writing and we make amazing creations from large scale

Waimakariri District Mayor, David Ayers, agrees. He believes the new Business Centre will provide a catalyst for further economic development in North Canterbury, especially in Kaiapoi.

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“This centre is the first of its kind in the region” says ENC Chief Executive, Heather Warwick, “and we are excited to be able to offer fantastic facilities and an expanded range of support services to North Canterbury businesses. This will be a vibrant environment, a ‘go to place’ for all things business that will reflect the growing and prosperous region we represent”.

murals to Kaiapoi’s iconic letterbox memorial sculpture. Whatever your signage requirements we can help you with everything from printing, design service, business cards, to installation.

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Hellers has been an integral part of the North Canterbury community since it moved to its site in Kaiapoi in 1993. The company employs 500 staff at its Kaiapoi plant and a further 140 staff at its Auckland plant. They distribute bacon, ham and smallgoods to supermarkets, restaurants and

“There will be further benefits to the regeneration of Kaiapoi’s town centre by siting ENC’s Business Centre in the heart of the town. The proposed location makes it close to the motorway, and the new building is able to incorporate the i-SITE Visitor Centre, Visit Waimakariri and the business centre into one purpose built space”, said Mr Ayers. The centre will be funded from a combination of sponsorship from MainPower and other businesses and will not require any additional funding from ratepayers.

SO WHAT’S ON OFFER AT THE ENC BUSINESS CENTRE? Products: • Conference and meeting rooms • Drop in workspaces • Ultrafast broadband (200mbps upload and download) • Photocopying and printing. Services: • Free business assessments • Funding to assist with business training and coaching • Start-up resources • Support for businesses relocating to the district. Events: • Breakfast seminars • Training courses and workshops • Free business health check sessions • Innovation days.


fast-food chains throughout New Zealand. Hellers is proud to support Enterprise North Canterbury and is excited to see the opening of their Business Centre in Kaiapoi.

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The solution builders. As one of the region’s most experienced construction teams, we have a long history of delivering exceptional results across Canterbury - and the Enterprise North Canterbury Business Centre is no different. From concept to completion, groundworks to the finishing

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ENC also promote the wider district, with a dedicated Economic Development Manager who can assist with information, contacts and economic analysis for businesses who are considering setting up or relocating to the area. Meanwhile the Visit Waimakariri and Kaiapoi i-SITE team focus on promoting the district and its many attractions to visitors from overseas and other parts of New Zealand. Until now they have been working from the old Railway Station building on Charles Street. The new premises will put them in a highly visible location making it easier for visitors to find them and access their many services.

The ENC Business Centre will be opening in December. You can book meeting rooms and find regular updates on the business centre on the ENC website www.northcanterbury.co.nz.

new subdivisions, such as Silverstream. As a North Canterbury business, we have strong family and community ties here and believe this is an exciting and dynamic region. Our sponsorship of the new ENC Business Centre reflects this.

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Deans Auto Electric + Amberley Electrical provides auto electrical servicing and repairs for commercial fleets and private vehicles in North Canterbury. Deans Auto Electric + Amberley Electrical also provides mobile on-site service to commercial clients and a

landscapers, builders, golf courses and home owners.

Easylawn is an established family business, specialising in hydro-seeding, Instant turf and synthetic lawns.

Using the knowledge of our experienced staff and advanced lawn technology, we can transform those outdoor spaces with the perfect family lawn.

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Ezi-Breeze Air Conditioning and Electrical was established fifteen years ago. Ezi-Breeze air conditioning offers clients fully ducted design, cassette to hi wall units, supply and installation services which covers both the domestic and commercial industrie.

Ezi-Breeze Electrical offers full electrical design and installation for new and existing homes. Ezi-Breeze also offers Econergy hot water heat pumps, heat transfer and Drymatic systems. No work is subcontracted out, allowing Ezi-Breeze to proudly stand behind their workmanship.

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Men at Work is a people safety business. We ensure people working on site are kept safe and the travelling public get where they want to go with minimal disruption. If you’ve got work to do on or near the roads- from contracting, drainage, tree-felling to traffic control for a big event - Men at Work know what to do!

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breakdown service for private vehicles. Deans Auto Electric + Amberley Electrical are part of the Battery Town Network. In short, Deans Auto Electric and Amberley Electrical keep North Canterbury trucking.

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We are proud to support ENC who do an invaluable job supporting business and economic growth in the North Canterbury region. With over 50 years of combined experience building and developing in the Waimak area, PLC Group can provide valuable assistance to bring

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Christmas artwork ‘pretty cool’ Kaiapoi carols By SHELLEY TOPP Thomas Cumming, Lara Smith, centre, and Emily McDade, all aged 13, stopped by the Farmers’ building site security fence while they were in Rangiora last Sunday to view the new Christmas­story artwork. They liked the display and said it was ‘‘pretty cool’’. The display is a 7400 Upgrade community group initiative, and portrays the story of A Pukeko in a Ponga Tree, the New Zealand version of the English Christmas carol The Twelve Days of Christmas. The art work was installed last Sunday, by members of the 7400 Upgrade community group, and other volunteers. The illustrations were done by Rangiora artist Rosie Pack, and the words are from A Pukeko in a Ponga Tree, written by Kingi Ihaka with copyright permission from publishers Penguin Random House New Zealand. The Farmers’ building construction company, Watts and Hughes Construction, kindly allowed the artwork to be installed


on the fence and also paid for the paint used in the project. The images can also be seen on the 7400 Upgrade Facebook page.

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Polo is a game open to all people of all ages, whether you have ridden a horse before or not. In fact some of the current top New Zealand players now playing in the South Island tournament had never ridden before they started playing. There is minimal cost involved if you want to give the game a try. Most clubs will lend horses and equipment for those willing to have a go. Elite polo player Olly Tuthill informs us that the first go at the sport will cost you no more than a round of golf. “New Zealand is lucky because it doesn’t have the same social stigma attached to it as it does in other countries. It’s a sport that is really social and enjoyable for both the players and spectators.” Traditionally it has been known as a family sport with generations of players passing the polo legacy on to their children, however the introduction of the school and university SUPA competition has opened up the sport to a whole new level, with great results. If you want to give the game a try or want to find out more, please contact South Island Polo president Bryan Burrows on 027 443 8244.

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Hogget competitions produce top sheep

The New Zealand Corriedale Society’s annual hogget competitions have produced top results for North Canterbury flocks. The top ram and ewe hoggets were announced and exhibited at the Canterbury A&P Show in what are widely recognised as the most commercial show classes. The FMG ewe hogget competition has been running f or 30 years, with a similar ram hogget model established last year and sponsored by HRL. The Burrows family of Horrelville had the first-placed ewe hogget as well as winning the team event, with three sheep in the top five. Burrows’ top hogget produced a 6.00kg, 25.5 micron fleece with a value of $46.86. The best hogget scanned an eye muscle area (EMA) of 28.43. Tom Burrows was thrilled to win the competition that had last been won by his Eudunda sheep more than 20 years ago. He has concentrated on entering finer-

woolled sheep which rank higher in fleece value, provided they still have a good carcass and are not lacking fleece weight. TheWilson family fromWest Melton had the second-placed team of three, with the Hoban f amily’s Parham Hill team, from Culverden, placing third. The ewe hoggets arrived as lambs at Dave and Rosie Clark’s property at Fernside in North Canterbury in January. Dave and Rosie run a commercial Romney flock as well as cropping, rearing bobby calves and dairy support. They are previous winners of the Mint Lamb competition, also held at the Canterbury A&P Show. The lambs were shorn in January and run in one mob until the show. The class is divided into f ive categories. The sheep are shorn in November and a wool agent evaluates each fleece, giving scores for wool quality and value.

They are judged as woolly hoggets in November and then as shorn hoggets soon after shearing. Eye muscle area scanning provides the fifth score. After all these sections have been analysed and scored, the top 75% are taken to the show. The ram hogget competition is structured similarly, except the animals are not judged shorn and are CT scanned at Lincoln instead of EMA scanning. CT scanning is a more accurate assessment. The ram hoggets are run by Gordon and Barbara Gilbert at Southbridge. This year’s winning ram hogget belonged to the Hoban family from Culverden. The Parham Hill ram placed first in wool value, clipping 7.2kg of wool (greasy weight after approximately eight months’ growth) and CT scanning. He was judged second as a woolly hogget. Second place went to a Blythe Downs ram hogget, with the

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Chilean needle grass proves a costly pest Consultation It’s costly and complex preventing Chilean needle grass spread from the North Canterbury property he manages, says Finn Grieve. The Mount Beautiful vineyard and farm will be visited on a Chilean needle grass field day being held at the Cheviot Community Hall on Tuesday, December 8 from 10am until 3.30pm. Mr Grieve said an extra layer of management was required to contain Chilean needle grass on 80 hectares of the 700ha farm and 160ha vineyard he managed at Spotswood near Cheviot. However, he was happy to do whatever it took to help protect the wider rural economy from this invasive pest plant. Tactics included locking all gates accessing the farm from the vineyard, with all but one entrance closed to the public. Mt Beautiful was isolated from other grape­growing properties so mostly self­ sufficient with its own tractors, sprayers and harvesters, Mr Grieve said. Any brought­in machinery was dismantled then cleaned with a high pressure hose before leaving, in a specially built wash­down area. Vehicles which had driven through the farmyard or vineyard were also washed before exiting. Seasonal staff and visitors must stick to tracks and check boots, clothing and equipment for seed and workers learn to identify Chilean needle grass. ‘‘It’s a hassle for people but well worth the effort to prevent spread,’’ says Mr Grieve.

areas of the vineyard from blocks where vines are growing, the farm, roadsides and adjoining properties is sprayed with Taskforce and glyphosate herbicides in early spring. Follow­up spraying two to four weeks later catches any late­germinating plants. Taskforce herbicide was not registered for use in wine­grape crops, Mr Grieve said. Repeated mowing of vineyard rows and headlands through dry spring through autumn months prevented Chilean needle grass seeding and surviving plants were grubbed out or sprayed with glyphosate. Mt Beautiful was the first property in Canterbury where Chilean needle grass was identified, in 2008, before Mr Grieve Needle grass . . . Behind Finn Grieve is a dry, became manager. There were some tough north­facing slope where Chilean needle times, he admits, but Environment grass first gained a foothold on the farm and Canterbury biosecurity staff had been vineyard property he manages at supportive and helpful. The burden was PHOTO: PENNY WARDLE being shared by proactive community­led Spotswood, near Cheviot. action groups in the Amberley area of One vineyard block has been disked and Canterbury and Marlborough. planted in lucerne, to help suppress Despite the difficulties, Mr Grieve urges Chilean needle grass. Sixty hectares of the anyone who suspects they have Chilean farm property is pivot­irrigated, creating a needle grass on their property to speak up. wet environment where the pest plant The Cheviot needle grass field day at the struggles to grow. Cheviot Community Hall on December 8 includes a bus trip to affected properties, All stock are voluntarily finished on the morning and afternoon tea and a sausage property then sent straight to slaughter, to sizzle lunch for a donation to the Cheviot avoid spreading seed to other areas. Hay Area School prizegiving fund. Contact and baleage is not sold. The worst affected areas are north­facing Chilean needle grass awareness dry slopes inside the vineyard block, programme co­ordinator Hannah Eastgate, Hannah.eastgate@ecan.govt.nz, 027 839 fenced to keep out people, vehicles and stock. A buffer zone separating these waste 3878. Registration closes December 1.



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Southbrook goes down Croquet club’s opening day South Malvern’s James Ferris notched his second spectacular century of the season in round seven of the CRV Ambreed premier country cricket competition to help his side to an upset win over the previously unbeaten Southbrook. Chasing Southbrook’s 148, Ferris scored 123 not out off 60 balls, with the three figures coming off just 50 balls. It was Ferris’ second amazing innings in a month after he smashed a 34­ball century in round four. South Malvern knocked off the score in 17.3 overs to improve its record to three wins and four losses. Darryn Boyle was the top scorer for Southbrook, falling one run short of a half century with 49. Dave Beatty and Mike McCaughan each took three wickets for South Malvern. Competition front­runners Sefton scored an easy 10­wicket win over Oxford after bowling its opponents out for 111. All six of Sefton’s bowlers took a wicket while Barry Cross, Jamie Youngman and Andrew Laffey bagged two each. The run chase was a formality and Sefton’s openers cruised to victory inside 16 overs.


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Matt Laffey finished on 61 not out and Tim Harrison on 40 not out. It was a happy return to Southbridge Domain for Leeston­Southbridge as it defeated Greendale by seven wickets. The senior side played its first game at Southbridge in close to a decade and rolled Greendale for 139. Opener Nick Jenkins compiled a quick 46 for Greendale before the side collapsed. Angus Hooper was the pick of the Leeston­Southbridge bowlers taking three for 22, while Tim Field, Ben Roborgh and Sam Chamberlain each snared a brace. Leeston­Southbridge opener Chris Beatson then anchored the run chase with a 79­ball, 60 not out which included 13 boundaries. Leeston­Southbridge reached the target in the 28th over to record its third win of the season. Lincoln made hard work of a small run chase against Weedons. Batting first Weedons could only manage 104 all out with Reuben Craw the pick of the Lincoln bowlers taking three for 16. Weedons’ Josh Watson made life difficult for the Lincoln batters taking five for 20. Lincoln managed to get over the line with only two wickets remaining, to see it leapfrog Weedons in to third place on the ladder.

Short scoreboards: Southbrook 148 (D Boyle 49; D Beatty 3/19, M McCaughan 3/31) lost to South Malvern 151­2 (J Ferris 123no) by eight wickets at Glentunnel. Oxford 111 (A Laffey 2/10, J Youngman 2/18, B Cross 2/28) lost to Sefton 114­0 (M Laffey 61no, T Harrison 40no) by 10 wickets at Sefton. Greendale 139 (N Jenkins 46; A Hooper 3/22) lost to Leeston­Southbridge 143­3 (C Beatson 60no, D Munro 45; R Dalley 2/22) by seven wickets at Southbridge. Weedons 104 (B Agnew 28; R Craw 3/16) lost to Lincoln 108­8 (A Patterson 20; J Watson 5/20) by two wickets at Lincoln.

By SHELLEY TOPP The Rangiora Croquet Club’s opening day last Saturday ended a long wait for members. Although their club house, which they share with the Rangiora Table Bowls Club, was opened last January, the club’s playing lawns had still to be developed. After 11 years and 10 months in recess, and most of this year developing their new playing lawns, it was obvious last Saturday that members were excited to once again have somewhere in Rangiora to play the game they love. The club’s headquarters have been developed on the Waimakariri District Council­owned Milton Memorial Park, in River Road. The facility is next to the Department of Conservation’s Rangiora base, and a new council­ owned dog park is also being developed nearby. A good turnout of members and their guests, attended the opening day. However, the club president, Mark O’Connell, said it was unfortunate that ‘‘our nearest neighbours’’, the Kaiapoi Croquet Club, was unable to attend the opening.

First hoop . . . Waimakariri Mayoress Marilyn Ayers runs the first hoop during the Rangiora Croquet Club’s opening day on Saturday afternoon, as club president Mark O’Connell watches on. PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP The Kaiapoi club was also celebrating an important day last Saturday, their 110­year anniversary. The Rangiora Croquet club was opened by Waimakariri District Mayor, David Ayers, whose wife, Marilyn, ran the first hoop after the opening ceremony speeches.

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Harcourts ID: RG7421

511 Mill Road, Ohoka – With a new home already purchased, the time has come for this special piece

15 High Street, Hawarden – A character cottage set on a 2023m² section with rural outlook and views

of history to change hands. Steeped in history this charming home has been lovingly transformed into

to the mountains. Country kitchen with feature coal range on wet back, lounge with log burner plus

an idyllic sanctuary in the heart of Ohoka. Rarely does such a unique property come to the market but

two double and two single bedrooms. Close to shop, schools, sports clubs and getaway to the great

with our owner committed to sell, this could be your opportunity to be part of the history.

outdoors. An ideal starter or rental opportunity. A must view property so call now for open home details.

Viewing is a must!

Sue Cochrane

Auction: Thursday 3rd Devember 5:00 p.m. (on site) (unless sold prior)

Licensed Sales Consultants

Gary McNicholl

Licensed Sales Consultant

P. 03 323 6045 M. 021 221 5553 E. sue.cochrane@harcourts.co.nz





P. 03 313 6158 M. 027 438 4279 E. gary.mcnicholl@harcourts.co.nz





Owners Realistic

Harcourts ID: BF25486

Good Value Lifestyle!

Harcourts ID: RG7383

30 Blackburn Street, Kaiapoi – The builders do not intend to waste any more time, expectations are

531 No. 10 Road, Swannanoa – Selling inclusive of GST makes this 4ha bare block in the heart of

that the purchasers will determine price. Buyers - take note! This brand new home, made with the

Swannanoa a very good buy. This has mountain views & is an ideal place to build your dream home

superior construction technology of Rockcote INTEGRA and black-stone fe ature columns is beautifully

& settle into rural life. Swannanoa School & Preschool less than 2km away, in zone for both Kaiapoi &

modern with open-plan living-areas, four double bedrooms, additional office, tiled bathrooms, heat-

Rangiora High Schools. Services at boundary gate. County water supply 2 units per day. Two water

transfer system, solar heating support, and more - all on a sunny, private section.

tanks on site. Architectural concept plans are also available to the purchaser.

Mitchell Roberts & Mana Tai

Christine Tallott

Auction: Wednesday 9 December 3:00 p.m. (unless sold prior) th

Licensed Sales Consultant

Licensed Sales Consultants

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





P. 03 313 6158 M. 0274 906 042 E. christine.tallott@gmail.com

From $159,000

More Bangs for Your Buck

Harcourts ID: BF25289

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

Live Where You Can Play

Harcourts ID: KI5858

Lots 3, 4, or 5 Dale Street, Kaiapoi – A choice of 3 exclusive 600m2 sections in central Kaiapoi situated

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

on the Kaiapoi Golf Course with parks, shops and many facilities all within walking distance, priced

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

from $159,000. Reasonable covenants in place to protect your investment. Titles due before Christmas. Contact Mark Fuller today!

Karen & Barry Ellis

Mark Fuller

Licensed Sales Consultants

P. 03 323 6045 M. 021 519 275 or 201 519 274 E. k.ellis@harcourts.co.nz

Contributor to www.realestate.co.nz

Licensed Sales Consultant




P. 03 327 5379 M. 027 443 5420 E. mark.fuller@harcourts.co.nz


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For Sale

New Listing | 1701 Cust Road, Cust

Offers Over

$1,200,000 plus GST (if any) on or before Wednesday 6 January 2016

17.5 Hectares Your Choice Of Town And Country. Your choice - lifestyle, landbank, income, extended family or bed and breakfast. What other large lifestyle property provides complete privacy, a café at the end of the driveway, a great primary school two paddocks away, a pub four doors down, a service station closeby and rubbish and recycle collection at gate?


This 355m2 spacious family home includes an attached self-contained two bedroom flat, complete with separate garage. It is set on 17.6 hectares of subdivisable land in the heart of the beautiful Cust Village. It is currently used to run horses and finish cattle and includes a round pen, calf rearing facilities, cattle yards and large hay barn/ implement shed. The property provides an abundance of firewood for a wood burner plus extra as a source of income. It supports self-sustainable living with a 5.6kwh back to grid solar system which is wired to add additional panels easily, a wetback log burner, large vegetable patch, chook house with run and a pig pen. | Property ID RA1668

By appointment


Emily Newell 027 472 0409 Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

New Listing

13 & 15 Moore Street Hawarden Price $55,000 per section

Contact Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

Affordable Sections. If you have ever dreamed of building your new home in a small rural village in North Canterbury, here is the perfect opportunity. On offer are two affordable sections in the heart of the Hawarden village. Both sections are a generous 834m2, located within an easy walk of the local Area school, village pub and grocery store, and a short drive to the golf course. Approximately 1 hour travel time to Christchurch. Sections are only $55,000 each. | Property ID AM1036

Open Home 61 Eders Road Woodend Price

Sefton | 517 Rangiora Leithfield Road 4 Hectares


Further Price Reduction - Lifestyle Plus. • Five impressive four hectare lifestyle blocks (3 blocks under offer) • Superb building sites with lovely rural views • Handy to popular rural village, school and school bus • These quality blocks also offer County water, storage tank and power, phone • Building covenants • Price is plus GST | Property ID RA1526


James Murray 027 436 8103

Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425

Offers over $585,000

Price Reduced

Contact Barry Keys 027 434 7689

By appointment

Contact Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

Open Home Sunday 2.00 to 3.00pm. • Two storey, 340m2 Linea board dwelling with Colorsteel roof • Five bedrooms, study, two large bathrooms • Entertainer’s dream home with living, lounge, conservatory that flow out to a large, private and secure grounds of 1,314m2 | Property ID HN1404

Emily Newell 027 472 0409

Barry Keys 027 434 7689

Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600

Allan Gifford 027 226 2379

Chris Abbott 027 435 2872

0800 200 600 | farmlandsrealestate.co.nz

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For Sale Greta Valley





$430,000 plus GST (if any)



Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

259 Glasnevin Road 5.2 Hectares

218 Greta Road 2,486m2

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

As Is Where Is. This lifestyle block, with a grand two storey homestead built circa 1870s, is located only five minutes’ drive from Amberley. Spacious ground floor living with open-plan kitchen/dining and family room with separate, formal dining-sunroom plus a formal lounge. Six bedrooms, two of which have modern tiled en suite. Once the restoration has been completed, this homestead will make a wonderful family home for a large family or dependant relatives. | Property ID AM1015


View Hill

70 Garrymere Road 8.6 Hectares

420 Island Road 8 Hectares



Offers over $730,000


plus GST (if any)



Emily Newell 027 472 0409 Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425 Country Estate. This Stewart Ross extensively renovated, 1927 home set in park like surrounds has a new roof and is double glazed in part. Three bedrooms, master with en suite, second bathroom, office, separate lounge and dining room. Two log burners, gas fire in bedroom, heat pump. Dining room opens to a deck, with access to the grass tennis court, garden and the petanque court. Detached 5-bay garage/workshop with three enclosed, separate 3-bay implement/hay shed. | Property ID RA1625

Country Retreat. This secluded property has many impressive features such as 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 with modern kitchen, log burner and heat transfer system. | Property ID RA1666






By negotiation



Emily Newell 027 472 0409 Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718 Emily Newell 027 472 0409

McHughs Road 1.08 Hectares

South Eyre Road 4 Hectares

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

Grace, Space, Place. This 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






Offers invited around RV $1,710,000

242 Esplanade 2,673m2

3 Brandon Mews 1,044m2



Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600

Chris Abbott 027 435 2872 Development Opportunity. • Desirable water front location with two road frontages, provides potential for further development • Substantial two storey four bedroom residence plus a separate two bedroom guest cottage • Large open-plan living with the sunny conservatory providing spectacular sunrises/sunsets • Ripe for development with views and location, make an appointment to view today | Property ID BL1161

James Murray 027 436 8103

Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

Simply Stunning. Words cannot describe attention to detail, the quality of fixtures and fittings plus overall planning and forethought that has been included in this architecturally designed home. Built to the most exacting standards in approximately 2008, on a private section. Four generous double bedrooms, master with impressive walk-in wardrobe and en suite with spa. Four car garaging, auto security gates, wine cellar, 20m heated lap pool, too many features to list. | Property ID BL1134

Emily Newell 027 472 0409

Barry Keys 027 434 7689

Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600

Allan Gifford 027 226 2379

Chris Abbott 027 435 2872

0800 200 600 | farmlandsrealestate.co.nz

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Thursday November 26 2015

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Field day for farmers By DAVID HILL Making good decisions now could save production this season and beyond. Beef and Lamb New Zealand (BLNZ) is hosting a field day at Maxwelton farm, 705 Wards Road, Scargill, on Tuesday, December 1, to discuss ways to approach what is predicted to be a challenging summer. ‘‘As weaning approaches and the outlook for the coming summer is not looking promising on the moisture front, decisions made now will go a long way in dictating not only this year’s production, but they will also have a big impact on next year’s production,’’ BLNZ North Canterbury farming for profit programme facilitator Dr Tom Fraser says. ‘‘Experience tells us that those farmers who have a plan, make decisions and act on those decisions early will come through adverse times much better than those who just wait for things to happen.’’ Dr Fraser says Maxwelton has been through extreme climatic conditions for the past 12 months and like most of North Canterbury, some very hard decisions have been made to cope with these conditions and plan for the future. ‘‘Maxwelton is a diverse property with recent forage development on both easy country and steeper hills to make the property more resilient. ‘‘A dryland crop of fodder beet performed very well last season considering the conditions and management of this forage along with other pastures will be discussed on the day.’’

Dr Fraser says David and Jo Grigg, from Marlborough, who have many years’ experience coping with difficult climatic conditions, will also discuss what has worked for them. There will also be a forum of North Canterbury sheep and beef farmers discussing what has been learned from last season’s severe drought. ‘‘They will discuss how they went about making decisions and what actions worked and what they will do different when the next adverse weather event occurs. ‘‘This will be extremely valuable information as these farmers have been through a very difficult 12 months and the outcomes of the actions that they have applied to their farming systems will be valuable lessons for all sheep and beef farmers.’’ Another topic will be around feed planning and animal requirements, Dr Fraser says. He says knowing what feed is available and knowing animal requirements to achieve production targets are key drivers in profitability. ‘‘A feed budget does not have to include the whole farm, but may be applied to any area of the farm or even a particular stock class and can be applied for any time frame.’’ Dr Fraser says BLNZ has a feed budget which will be demonstrated at the field day. BLNZ’s North Canterbury farming for profit programme field day will he held at Maxwelton farm, 705 Wards Gorge Road, Scargill, on Tuesday, December 1, from 1.30pm to 5.30pm. The day will conclude with a barbecue and refreshments.

This week’s open homes in North Canterbury Thursday 26th November Amberley

Rangiora 2.00pm


22 Melford Close

Harcourts Twiss Keir



85 Flockton Street

Harcourts Twiss Keir



31 Allin Drive

Harcourts Twiss Keir



28 Taranaki Drive

Harcourts Twiss Keir



172 Carters Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

St Albans



30 Staveley Street

Harcourts Twiss Keir

Waikuku Beach

1.30pm 2.00pm

2.15pm 2.45pm

19 Bush Street 22 Melford Close

Waimak Real Estate Harcourts Twiss Keir




77 Dunedin Street

Harcourts Twiss Keir




1 Pears Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir



85 Flockton Street

Harcourts Twiss Keir

Avonhead Rangiora

Redwood Sefton

St Albans

Friday 27th November Ohoka 11.00am


511 Mill Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

Saturday 28th November Amberley 1.00pm


172 Carters Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir



23 Heywards Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

12.15pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.45pm 2.00pm 2.00pm 3.00pm

12.45pm 1.30pm 2.00pm 2.15pm 2.30pm 3.00pm 4.00pm

1 Durrells Crescent 30 Blackburn Street 25 Tuhoe Avenue 15 Beachvale Drive 40a Sneyd Street 9 Hancox Street 11 Hancox Street

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir



6 John Leith Place

Harcourts Twiss Keir



12 Makerikeri Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir


Sunday 29th November 12.00pm 1.00pm 1.30pm 2.00pm

12.30pm 1.45pm 2.00pm 2.45pm

3 Courage Road 172 Carters Road 138 Carters Road 2/66 Osborne Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

2.00pm 2.30pm

2.45pm 3.00pm

38 Marshmans Road 13 Max Wallace Drive

Waimak Real Estate Waimak Real Estate



30 Staveley Street

Harcourts Twiss Keir



23 Heywards Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

12.00pm 12.45pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.30pm 1.30pm 1.30pm 2.00pm 2.15pm 2.30pm 2.30pm 3.00pm 3.00pm 3.00pm 3.30pm 4.00pm

51 Beachvale Drive 1 Durrells Crescent Villa 4/150 Williams Street Villa 24/150 Williams Street 30 Blackburn Street 18 Wakeman Way 21 Wakeman Way 25 Tuhoe Avenue 15 Beachvale Drive 40a Sneyd Street 11b Aldersgate Street 9 Hancox Street 50 Sterling Crescent 13 Hayson Drive 8 Glenvale Drive 11 Hancox Street

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Ashley/Loburn Avonhead

Clarkville Kaiapoi



178 Bailey Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

11.30am 12.15pm 12.30pm 12.30pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.45pm 2.00pm 2.00pm 2.00pm 2.15pm 2.15pm 3.00pm 3.00pm



14 Saracen Avenue

Harcourts Twiss Keir



6 John Leith Place

Harcourts Twiss Keir

12.00pm 12.00pm 12.00pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.15pm 2.00pm 2.00pm 2.00pm

12.30pm 12.30pm 12.30pm 3.00pm 1.30pm 1.45pm 2.30pm 2.30pm 2.30pm

68 Aroha Street 90 Kawari Drive 19 Pahua Street 10 Burntwood Lane 4 Kumara Street 14 Pakura Street 68 Aroha Street 90 Kawari Drive 19 Pahua Street

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

12.00pm 1.30pm 2.15pm 3.00pm

12.30pm 2.30pm 3.00pm 4.00pm

34 Hodgsons Road 61 Loburn Whiterock Road 96 Fishers Road 12 Makerikeri Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir



129 McHughs Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir



14 Saracen Avenue

Harcourts Twiss Keir


Leithfield Loburn Ohoka

Northwood Pegasus

Leithfield Loburn




11.00am 12.00pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 3.00pm

11.30am 12.30pm 1.30pm 1.30pm 1.45pm 4.00pm

755 Main Drain Road 792 Tram Road 86 Whites Road 178 Bailey Road 104 Cullen Avenue 511 Mill Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

12.00pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.15pm

12.30pm 1.30pm 1.45pm 3.00pm 1.45pm

25 Tangiwai Street 3 Kuta Street 55 Kawari Drive 41 The Esplanade 14 Pakura Street

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

11.00am 11.00am 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.30pm 2.00pm 2.00pm 3.15pm 3.15pm

11.30am 11.30am 1.30pm 1.45pm 1.45pm 2.15pm 2.30pm 2.45pm 3.45pm 4.00pm

30a Ayers Street 22 Huntingdon Drive 26 Pimlico Place 385 Gressons Road 3 Bridget Lane 19 Bush Street 67 Acacia Avenue 22 Melford Close 64 Belmont Avenue 63 Belmont Avenue

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir Waimak Real Estate Waimak Real Estate Waimak Real Estate Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir Waimak Real Estate Harcourts Twiss Keir



77 Dunedin Street

Harcourts Twiss Keir



85 Flockton Street

Harcourts Twiss Keir



1 Pears Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

12.30pm 1.00pm

1.00pm 1.30pm

46 Leyland Crescent 19 Cullen Ave

Waimak Real Estate Waimak Real Estate



80 Te Pouapatuki Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir



1/61 Hanrahan Street

Harcourts Twiss Keir



51 Allin Drive

Harcourts Twiss Keir

1.30pm 1.30pm 2.45pm

2.00pm 2.15pm 3.15pm

15 Ensors Place 32 Kiwi Avenue 31 Allin Drive

Waimak Real Estate Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

12.00pm 3.30pm

12.30pm 4.30pm

5 Pascoe Drive 28 Taranaki Drive

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir



Redwood St Albans Sefton

Swannanoa Tuahiwi

Upper Riccarton


Waikuku Beach


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Academy showcase Situations Vacant Situations Vacant Situations Vacant Situations Vacant Situations Vacant

Senior Waitperson / Assistant Maitre D’ Fixed Term 6th December 2015 to 31st July 2016 Part Time Including Weekends

LOOKING FOR A CHANGE? • Excellent Quarrying opportunity • Fully Funded Training provided for National Quarrying Qualifications Christchurch Ready Mix Concrete is a locally owned Company involved in the manufacture of concrete, sand, aggregates and civil construction.

Join our friendly, professional vibrant team. Contact Jenny or Nicole restaurant@ waiparahills.co.nz 03 314 6900 x1


Star turn . . . Talented young cellist Tara Hurley waits for her turn to play at the Rangiora Town Hall last Friday night, during the rehearsal for the North Canterbury Academy of Music’s annual end of year Showcase Concert, featuring pupils from the school. The concert was held at the Rangiora Town Hall last Saturday evening. The academy’s orchestra and choir rehearsed first, on Friday, performing a lovely version of Do You Hear The People Sing, from Les Miserables, the musical­theatre adaptation of the French historical novel of the same name, written by Victor Hugo and first PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP published during 1862.

• Experience necessary • Excellent communication skills • Effervescent personality • Honest and integrity • Passion

Loader Operator


You will need Class 2 licence, Wheels, Tracks and Rollers. We are dedicated to grow and develop the right candidate with various opportunities arising within the business. Successful applicants will be required to pass a pre-employment medical and drugs screen.

The NCRSU is seeking development focused rugby coaches for the 2016 season. We are seeking to develop our rep programme in 2016 to support our aim to provide more development opportunities for coaches and players in North Canterbury. We seek applications for our U11, U12, U13, U14, U15 and U48kg & U65kg sides. If you are a progressive coach looking to develop our young talent we would love to hear from you. In return we can offer a structured coach support and development programme for both you and your team. For more information and an application form contact Ross Dixon; Email: admin@ncrsu.co.nz Tel: 03 310-7870 Mobile: 0275 555361 Applications close on the 18th December 2015.

If you have the appropriate experience, licenses and endorsements then please take the opportunity to apply now by sending your CV and cover letter to: andreah@crmc.co.nz or post to PO Box 329, Kaiapoi 7644. 1678736


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

We seek an experienced Front End Loader Operator for the Concrete Plant Operation at Belfast. If you are looking for work variety, don’t mind early morning starts, are dedicated to safety and keen to be involved in further training / qualifications in the extractive industry then we are keen to hear from you.

NCRSU JAB Representative Coaches Required for 2016.

Green house . . . Meg Webber, Zac Taylor and Josh Miller were thrilled to win the secondary school section of the Mean Green PHOTO: SUPPLIED House Designs competition.

‘Green house’ wins Rangiora New Life School students have designed the house of the future. Meg Webber, Zac Taylor and Josh Miller took top honours in the secondary schools section of the Mean Green House Designs competition. The school’s Year 10 design for visual communications class has worked this year in teams to design solar efficient houses. There was a lot of research involved and outside visitors came in and shared their knowledge on

sustainability and energy gains that can be made from the sun. Along the way the students learned a lot about energy­ efficient house design and using solar energy effectively. It was a successful competition for the school, with Grace Cross and Olivia Eastmond also receiving highly commended for their entry. To view the entries go to http://www.schoolgen.co.nz/ students/mean­green­house­ winners­2015.

PART TIME NIGHT STAFF Shoshannim Rest Home require night staff for rostered shifts, training will be given to suitable applicants. Please phone Doreen 03 312 6680 or shoshannim@xtra.co.nz

Experienced support partner for specialised Dementia Care at Adriel House & Rest Home, Amberley.

LOOKING for work? We have a variety of roles in a variety of industries. Come in and register with us. Jade Resourcing, 66 Ohoka Road, Kaiapoi or telephone 03 327 0656.

Hours are 7am to 3pm and will be 16 to 32 hours per week and alternative Saturday night, 11pm – 7am. Come and join our friendly team

Contact Sharon on 03 314 8326 ext 1 for an application pack.

RESTHOME 1678496

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Recliner chair

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WAS $799


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Class 3, 4 & 5, Passenger, Vehicle Recovery, Wheels, Tracks, Rollers, Dangerous Goods, Forklift, OSH & F Driving Related Health & Safety Training

Chimney Cleaning


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


Public Notices

Decorating FOR LEASE BY TENDER GRAZING LEASE - WAIKARI BOWLING CLUB RESERVE (BALANCE LAND) 3 CAMBRIDGE TERRACE, WAIKARI TENDER 15/10 The Hurunui District Council is calling for tenders for the grazing lease of land situated at 3 Cambridge Terrace known as the balance land of the Waikari Bowling Club Reserve. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: PT LOT 1 DP 9182 WAIKARI T/SHIP BLK XII WAIPARA SD LOCATION: 3 Cambridge Terrace AREA: Approximately 5.4 hectares Details of the lease and tender documents are available from the Council at 66 Carters Rd, Amberley, or may be obtained from the Councils website www.hurunui.govt.nz. For further information please contact Josie Hemmings, Property Administration Officer on 03 314 0109. Tenders close at 4:00pm on Thursday 10th December 2015. Tenders must be submitted on the tender form provided by the Hurunui District Council and addressed to: Lease Tender 15/10 Hurunui District Council P O Box 13 AMBERLEY H DOBBIE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

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

Middleton Funeral Centre 0800 804 663 03 335 0590 justfunerals.co.nz 7 Vanadium Pl, Middleton

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.

OXFORD VOLUNTEER FIRE BRIGADE XMAS EUCHRE Thursday 3rd December 2015 7.30pm Oxford Fire Station Good prizes & raffles Supper provided

Pets For Lease

Kaiapoi close to town centre

55 Hilton St, 125m², Industrial workshop / warehouse, locked yard, price by negotiation. Ph 03 327 7891 or 021 0824 4297.

For Sale CARAVANS for sale. UK imports. Good selection. Phone Ken 027 434 1260. North Canterbury Cara­ vans.

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 BLACK registered mini free quote 027 931 1876 or gelding horse, 3 years old, 03 327 5388. quiet, make good paddock mate or show. Telephone A Lady Paperhanger and 03 732 4772. Painter, all work guaran­ teed, free quotes. Phone Carol 027 435 9165 or 03 3127 327. NORTH Canterbury Painters. Reg Tradesman. Interior, exterior painting. Free quotes. Covering North Canterbury, Oxford, Kaiapoi, Rangiora, Amber­ ley. Phone Robin Driver 03 327 7899 or 027 432 3520. ALL your decorating requirements, private and commercial, competitive rates. Free quotes. 25 years + experience. Phone Steve 03 312 5515, 027 576 0585. PAINTER Top quality work. No job too big or small. We stand by Canter­ bury. Telephone Wayne 027 274 3541.

Pride & Quality Painting & Decorating Services

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


EXCEL Eng. Ltd. Struc­ tural & General Engineers. Coded welding, House Beams & Lintels, Machining, Profile Cutting, Hydraulic Press, Crane Truck Hire & Skip Hire. Avail now for all jobbing CLAIRVOYANT medium, clear accurate work. We also manufacture readings with Holly. Phone & repair jet boats. Work­ shop at 181 Loburn 03 314 9073. Whiterock Rd. Ph/fax 03 312 8884, mobile 027 486 0415 anytime. 1679949

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


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, Landscaping sheds, arenas, shelters, runs. 27 years contract TOP SOIL, screened and fencing. John is available to unscreened at Woodend help with your design and Landscape Supplies. Open planning. Ph Carol or John 7 days. Phone 03 312 2003. on 03 312 4747.

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

PETS4U 1681203-F

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

• Please include your address, suburb and contact details

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

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.


Phone 027 807 2251 for more details or email val.genet@thenewsnc .co.nz

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


Other areas by arrangement

• 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

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.

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

(Road code & pre-assessment driving training provided)


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

SALE: Layers pellets, 25kg for $25 Got to be the cheapest in town Unit 2, 46 Edward St, Rangiora • Ph 313 4793

Pets4U Animal Grooming

GOUGHS NURSERIES Deal direct with grower and Save 30%-50% off normal retail prices Open Monday - Sunday 9am - 5pm Natives Exotics Hedging Landscape and Japanese Maples 1029 Tram Rd Ohoka No eftpos Est 1974

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. Specialising in repairs & maintenance. For prompt service. Telephone Michael 022 321 2468 or 03 313 2468. GAS, PLUMBING, Drainage & Heating, 24/7 service. Ph Mike Cairns Gas & Plumbing 021 132 8929 or 03 326 7949. 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.

• Subdivisions • Hot Chip Sealing • Horse Arenas • Driveways • Shingle Supplies

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

Matt Smith

Unit 2, 46 Edward St, Rangiora Open six days a week 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm Saturday

Gardening Call for your Xmas booking now. Ph 313 4793 BARKS, Composts, Pea Straw & much more at Woodend Landscape Supplies. Delivery & cour­ Scrap Metal Wanted tesy trailers available. Open 7 days. Ph 03 312 2003. SCRAP METAL Wanted. Cash paid for scrap metal, old cars, farm equipment etc. Ph Wayne 027 749 SCREENED Soil for sale. 9736 or 03 323 6610. Waipara area. Can deliver. Licensed Dealer. Phone 021 115 3689.


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

Interior Plasterer Renovations and repairs, new houses, paint finish, coving. Free quotes. Superior workmanship. 25 years experience. Ph 027 436 1112




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 in small spaces, long Situations Wanted trees term tree plans, advisory CARER, Companion service, fully insured. Free available for Elderly. Days quotes, prompt service. and hours negotiable. Ph 03 Phone Mike Gilbert 0800 310 7381 or 021 713 149. 873 336. STUMP REMOVAL Ser­ vicing North Canterbury for prompt professional ser­ REEFTON 2 bdrm cot­ vice. Phone Tim 0800 178 tage, with devan in lounge, 867. fully furnished. Available over Christmas. $300 pw. Enquiries ph 027 533 3227.

To Let

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.




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Situations Vacant Situations Vacant

Thursday November 26 2015

Free Quotes 027 2299 454 Wanted

STANDING HAY wanted. DRESSMAKING. Bev’s Sefton and surrounding Sew Good Services, still areas. Ph 03 312 9018. open for all your alter­ ations, repairs, dress­ POSTCARDS, Photos, Collections. making, curtains. Phone Stamps, 327 5535. (formerly from Wanted. Call 03 312 3105, Tamara’s). 021 388 949, 03 428 6587.

Thursday November 26 2015

PH Steve 03 920 3081 or 027 433 9140

Ring Mark 027 229 7310 for a free quote

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

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

www.longsilver construction.com • Licensed Building Practitioner • Registered Master Builder 1233373

Oxford Butcheery r Shane and Leanne Frahm m We can kill & process your stock Four Generations of Frahms since 1957


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

Chiropractic Services


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

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

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

Select Health



Mauds Softfurnishings gs 88 Williams Street, Kaiapoi (Up long driveway)


Repairs alterations & Manufacture

23vc 1591723vc

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

Ph: 027 313 0161

Brent Noye alias “Brent the Butcher”

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

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


~ FREE QUOTES ~1670945

Computer Repairs

Civil and Drainage

Driveways Landscaping Retaining Walls Earthworks Foundations


Wastewater Septic Tanks Treatment Plants Drainage Irrigation

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

51 Ashley Street Rangiora

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

Free quotes

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Home Kill & Wild Game Butcher



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


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


(will travel)




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




Carrying out all types of carpentry work & repairs in North Canterburyy. Totally honest & reliable. All building work considered. Free quotes – guaranteed workmanship.

Ph 027 212 3880 Ritchie

Mainland Conveyor Services MCS

Semi–retired Builder Trade Qualified and LBP

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


03 313 2840

Rangiora 03 313 6096

Agricultural Services

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

“If it’s broke, let’s fix it”



Wilson Decorators Ltd

• 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





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

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

PLEASE CALL 0800 277 822 Fencing


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

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

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


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

Domestic | Commercial | Repairs | Alterations | Additions



WOF $35




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


The News


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

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

The News


Glass Repair


Call us now on (03) 313 5335

Can Supply & Install


• Cat Doors • Mirrors • Splash Backs • Showers

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

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

We also repair Windscreens and install Double Glazing

Retrofit Double Glazing

Landscape Design


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

Landscape Architect available for Professional Garden Design


Call me for a free no obligation consultation.

Sports, Injuries, Trigger Point, Relaxation, Deep Tissue



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

Painters / Decorators




All work guaranteed!

Canterbury owned and operated for over 60 years

Combined Pest Control Spider & Fly Control


Craig & Bridget Hughes Approved Handler

0800 500 442

or 03 313 1443 pestcontrollers@xtra.co.nz


Domestic, Commercial & Rural

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

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


Master Plumber of the Year 2010

Specialising in Renovation Work • Plastterb board d Fixiing & S Stopping toppiing ng • Stipple & Skim Coatin • Cornice & Cove • Fireplaces n Registered Tradesman

Call Mark 027 438 0665. AH 03 313 5102. 5102

Printing For Sharp Prices & Fast Turnaround


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

Are you sick of being Pestered?

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



Pest Control

03 312 6278

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



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

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

Timber Sales



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

Waterblasting Ltd Servicing Canterbury Commercial & Residential



Quality Timb ber at discounted prices

We have a wide range of timber


Decking from $0.97 cents

Locally owned and operated

Come and see us or give us a call for a free quote or visit our online store for more details www.royaltimber.co.nz Open Monday to Friday 7.30am - 4.30pm and Saturday 8am – 12 noon Call David on 029 770 9204 or Amy 021 650 609 99 Mairehau Road, Burw rwood, w just off Marshlands Road


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

Water Blasting


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





Phone 027 6266 6566

To contact us ph (03) 310 6534

Massage Therapy

For all your landscaping needs


North Canterbury



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

• Cookers • Fireplaces • Radiators • Central Heating g Installation

All Insurance Companies work welcome 1652421

Glass & Auto Glass

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

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

• All flat Glass Repairs • Caravans • Horse Floats • Vehicles

Thursday November 26 2015



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

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Rangiora & Kaiapoi Toyota


2012 TOYOTA YARIS 2012 TOYOTA HILUX D/CAB 2WD 1300cc, auto, just 52,000km and in lovely 3.0 turbo diesel, towbar, tuf-deck. Great buying at



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

condition. Great value.


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








Fully optioned, priced well at


3.5 V6, stunning drive, test-drive today

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

Now $44,995

2012 TOYOTA AVENSIS S/W 2.0 auto, luxury wagon travelled just 15,000km



1300cc, auto, safe & so economical! stunning colour







2.4 auto, alloys, very tidy example



2.0L, auto, very well optioned, Lustre Pearl


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



2015 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER GXL; 3.5 V6, leather, just 9,000km, be quick!..........................................$53,995 2013 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER LTD; just 44,000km, stunning in silver with leather trim.........................$41,995 2014 HILUX SR5 D/CAB 4WD, 3.0 turbo diesel, auto, canopy.............................................................. $44,995 2009-2014 TOYOTA HILUX S/CAB, E/CAB, D/CAB 2WDs. Enquire today!................................ From $18,995 2009 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER PRADO VX LTD, 3.0 t/diesel, 7 seats, leather....................................... $42,995 2005 TOYOTA AVENSIS, 2.0L, auto, very well optioned, Lustre Pearl..................................................... $9,995 2012 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER PRADO, 7-seater GX, 3.0 t/diesel, auto, low km .................................. $49,995 2008 TOYOTA DYNA VAN, 4.0 diesel, 5-speed, 2.0-tonne capacity..................................................... $19,995 2007 TOYOTA HILUX SR5 4WD D/CAB, 5-speed, 3.0 diesel, canopy & racks, value here .................. $25,995







*Offer is available from 1 October 2015 to 31 December 2015 (subject to stock availability) on any new vehicle from participating Authorised Toyota Dealers in New Zealand. The Service Plan covers parts and labour costs of scheduled service items for five years / 75,000km (whichever occurs first under normal operating conditions). The Warranty Offer provides cover for five years / 150,000km (whichever occurs first under normal operating conditions). The W.O.F Check Offer does not include the costs of any repairs required to pass the W.O.F inspection. For full terms and conditions visit our website, www.toyota.co.nz.


2016 HILUX


Finance & Insurance Available

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

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

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