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Thursday December 10, 2015 | Issue 679

Kaikoura: New CEO appointed at district council.

Marching: Locals perform well atSthIslandchamps.

Festivities: Kaiapoi Santa parade attracts huge crowd.

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Vigilance called for as fire risk increases in NC By ROBYN BRISTOW A total fire ban is likely in the Waimakariri district before Christmas and if conditions continue to escalate the Hurunui district will also introduce a complete ban. Principal rural fire officers Tim Sheppard (Waimakariri) and Allan Grigg (Hurunui) say in­the­meantime there is a restricted fire season and fires can only be lit with a permit, under strict conditions. If the conditions can not be met, no permit will be issued. They are calling on people to be sensible, vigilant and aware that if a fire escaped it would be challenging to put it out. ‘‘We are on the verge of a total fire ban,’’ says Mr Sheppard who has called a halt to issuing permits unless there is an extreme circumstance. ‘‘Please be sensible and don’t charge around with mowers. ‘‘Be aware of the spark hazard when using machinery and check all equipment before you use it ­ mowers, balers and tractors ­ to be sure they are not a risk and there are no birds nests in the chimneys. ‘‘People need to be vigilant and if they are issued a permit they need to have resources to put out the fire if they have to,’’ says Mr Sheppard. ‘‘It is all very well lighting a fire but if you can’t put it out it is going to cost them,’’ he says. ‘‘The fire ratings are showing fires will start readily and spread extremely quickly with total consumption of fuel.’’ Mr Grigg says conditions are ‘‘horrendous’’ for this time of the year. ‘‘It is certainly a lot drier than normal for



Bubbles galore . . . Young and old enjoyed a day of celebration in Kaiapoi during PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP the annual Christmas parade. Fire risk increasing . . . Fire officers call for FILE PHOTO vigilance. this time of the year. We are looking at a busy season,’’ Rain in recent days had helped quell the fire risk for a day or two in some areas of the district, but other areas missed out. Restricted permits were still being issued ‘‘reluctantly’’ but only after a close inspection of the site and after ensuring all rigid conditions could be met. ‘‘If they can’t comply they don’t get a permit. ‘‘It is all about trying to manage the danger and allowing people to manage their land,’’ says Mr Grigg. There were areas where people could burn safely but it was not district wide. ‘‘If things start escalating and there is a whole bunch of north west winds, we may have to put on a total fire ban before Christmas,’’ Mr Grigg says.



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came last in the parade. There were big cheers for him, but many also for all the Fun, big smiles and laughter were in other floats which delivered plenty of plentiful supply at the annual Kaiapoi colour, fun and festivity too. Carnival and Santa parade last Saturday. Balloons, bubbles, clowns, fire A huge crowd, four and five deep in engines, vintage cars, American classic places, turned out on a scorching day in cars, the Disney princesses, a brass band, the riverside town. a pipe band, a dragon boat, minions, All the pavements along the Santa Elmo from Sesame Street, stormtroopers from Star Wars, Ninja turtles, and even a Parade route ­ a loop starting at Hilton Street, turning into Williams Street, then rhinocerous. Raven Quay, Black Street, and back It was a parade with a cast of along Hilton Street ­ were packed with hundreds, packed with excitement and people, of all ages, for the fun­filled possibly a few anxious moments for some Christmas parade. The most important parade drivers as some of the crowd float, carrying the big guy, Father spilled from the footpath on to the road. Christmas himself ­ Santa to his friends ­ Continued Page 2

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The sun beat down and for once, the nor­ wester was still as family and friends farewelled local identity Ted Phipps at his beloved Lakes Station, west of Hawarden. Aged 75, Ted passed away on November 23, following a stroke. His indomitable character that helped transform The Lakes Station into the successful farm enterprise it is today, will be sorely missed by those who knew and loved him. Never one to sit around, Ted’s farming life away from home began when he was 14. Taking his pony and the clothes he wore, Ted turned up at Eskhead Station and asked for a job. Impressed with his tenacity and after contacting his home to assure them of his safety, he was given the job of packman ­ looking after and packing the horses for the station. The first farm he bought was Mt Aurum in the famed Skippers’ Canyon near Queenstown. Before that he worked on iconic places such as Walter Peak and Otamatata Station. In 1977 he got a job managing The Lakes Station and with his wife and three young daughters shifted to the end of the long windy gravel Lake Sumner Road. Over time he bought shares in the property and farmed it with a dedication that saw production increase dramatically over the years. When Ted took over the management of the 12,000 hectare farm, it was running 1000 sheep and about 400 cattle. Over the years he developed it, re­fencing and clearing marginal land, increasing stock numbers to around 10,000 sheep. Pat Phipps, one of his daughters, says her father was the sort of man who ‘‘set the pace ­ if you couldn’t keep up you got left behind.’’ He was however also very fair and treated all people equally no matter what sort of work they did. ‘‘It didn’t matter if you cleaned toilets or worked for the Pope, he treated

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Pumpkin seed High country man . . . Ted Phipps in his PHOTO: SUPPLIED younger days. everyone the same,’’ says Pat. He had a great passion for stock, horses and working dogs. A keen dog trialler, even in his later years when he had some ill health, he always got to the dog trails and always got placed. ‘‘Up to the time he died, he had a team of five working dogs which were a real credit to him,’’ says Pat. Another passion was horses. Ted bred his own horses, starting with a thoroughbred cross type of animal similar to a sports horse and later used Arabs for stamina and agility. Some of his horses went on to be show jumpers and hunters, while others were used as pleasure horses and farm horses. He had a great knowledge of horses and Pat says when he was young, she remembers him shoeing up to 30 horses and ponies in the weekends on top of his full time farm work. ‘‘He was a great provider, and a father in every sense of the word. He was loved, respected and much admired.’’

Regeneration The Waimakariri District Council supports the Greater Christchurch Regeneration Bill. If it passes through parliament it replaces the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery (CER) Act which expires in April next year. The bill relates to a new entity ­ Regenerate Christchurch ­ which will support recovery in Christchurch. Waimakariri Mayor David Ayers says it also provides for the development of regeneration plans, and will include the Waimakariri Red Zone Recovery Plan.

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This seemed to make an extremely tight fit at times, especially as some of the larger vehicles in the parade negotiated the roundabout from Hilton Street into Williams Street. This was disappointing behaviour from a few careless people, during what had otherwise been a fabulous day, said Belinda Topp, of Ideal Events, and the Kaiapoi Promotion

Association, organisers of the event. ‘‘The public need to be more responsible and stay on the footpath,’’ she said. The start of the parade was delayed 10 minutes as organisers tried to locate the owner of a vehicle parked between road cones in Hilton Street. When the owner could not be located, despite four public announcements over the loud speaker system, Rangiora

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Locally-led health services planned Work on developing a locally­led model for health services in the Hurunui is well under way. The work forms part of the Canterbury Rural Sustainability Project, a health system initiative facilitated by the Canterbury Clinical Network aimed at supporting rural communities. Rural Health Manager Craig Watson says the project aims to provide people in rural communities with access to the most appropriate and sustainable health services to meet their specific needs. ‘‘Leaders from the Hurunui community and wider health system came together in July 2015 to discuss the sustainability and effectiveness of health services in the Hurunui,’’ Mr Watson says.

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The first sods have been turned at the new Hurunui BMX track in Amberley and it is hoped the track might be operation by March. John Shepherd Contracting has moved on to the site at the Amberley Domain to clean it up before preparations begin on building the track. The work follows the site being given a clean bill of health for any contamination. Previous uses meant part of the site was listed on the Hazardous Activities and Industries list (HAIL) by the Ministry of Environment. However this hurdle was cleared paving the way for the resource consent to be granted. Hurunui BMX Club spokesperson, Julia McLean says while the club is $30,000 short of its target of nearly $200,000, it had enough to get started on the project and she is hopeful funders and other local contractors will come on board to support the project. ‘‘We may have to hold off on the carpark for a bit. But we have got options now in terms of funders seeing the project getting off the ground,’’ she says. The club is building a quality entry level BMX competition track for young people on reserve land beside Lawcocks Road with many local contractors already on board to support the venture. Julia says the contractors now on site were working at the site as well as continuing on with their own jobs. MainPower had also come to the party in removing a power pole on the neighbouring school site and trenching through the BMX site to lay the cable while it was being constructed to avoid the site having to be dug up again at a later date. Sponsorship is still being sought at the site. All corporate sponsorship will include regular exposure via the club’s

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New council CEO By DAVID HILL

Christmas at the races . . . Clerk of the course, Dave Ferriman, at the Rangiora Harness PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP Racing Club’s Christmas grass track meeting last year.

Picnic day for families By SHELLEY TOPP The excitement of grass­track racing is always a big drawcard for the Rangiora Harness Racing Club’s final meeting of the year. The club’s Christmas at the Races meeting, to be held this year on Sunday, December 20, is always a big day for the club. It is a picnic day, and racegoers are encouraged to bring their children, have a picnic and enjoy a relaxing, fun­filled day at the races. The racing begins at 12.30pm, but the club has also organised other exciting entertainment for the whole family on

the day. A live band will be playing throughout the day. There will also be a horse­shoe tossing championship, lucky draws, including a $100 voucher from Rangiora New World, the sponsor of the day’s pacing feature, the Summer Cup, and the chance to experience the thrill of having a drive out on the grass track, with double­ seated sulky rides available on course. For the children Father Christmas will stop by, and there will be four bicycles to be won on course, with pony rides, face painting, and the Pirate Show also available. Entry is $10. Under­16 free.


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Kaikoura CEO . . . Angela Oosthuizen is looking forward to moving to Kaikoura in PHOTO: SUPPLIED February. Kaikoura District Council was a far different beast. It was really struggling along. ‘‘It took us a long time, but Stuart restructured our works and services and made some huge changes. ‘‘One of his strengths is his relationship with the local runanga. We had the Ngai Tahu settlement in Kaikoura and Stuart played a part in that.’’ Mr Grant also played a part in establishing the district’s waste management services and ‘‘drove the change’’ which led to the Kaikoura community gaining platinum certification for environmental performance under the EarthCheck international benchmarking scheme, Mr Gray says.

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Food safety urged By ROBYN BRISTOW

us do, but under cooking tenderised steak, liver, chicken, sausages, and Summer diners are being warned to be meat patties, is asking for trouble.’’ ‘‘food safe’’ to avoid their summer fun Mr Donald says the safest way to being spoiled by food poisoning. make sure food is cooked, is to use a Raw meat, especially chicken, can cooking thermometer. harbour bacteria which can make ‘‘The safe cooked temperature is 75 people ill ­ not for long, but enough to be degrees. Temperature is also the key to inconvenient or at worst incapacitate keeping food safe. Refrigeration (5 them for sometime. degrees) will limit the growth of toxin Environmental health officer, producing bacteria. Bacteria will grow Hurunui Eric Donald says summer fun rapidly in some food if that food is out does not have to of the end up with refrigerator. ❛The use of gloves is not a people being ‘‘Chilled food violently ill. All placed on the substitute for hand they need to do is table will be safe wash their hands for about two ❜ washing and keep food at hours. After two — Eric Donald the right hours, as the temperature and temperature appropriately stored to help ward off increases, some bacteria will be nasty toxin producing bacteria that go producing toxins that make us ill,’’ he forth and quickly multiply, making us says. ill. Refrigeration is essential for cooked The first rule to keep safe around rice and pasta, potato salads, custard food preparation is wash your hands. and dairy based desserts and ham ‘‘The use of gloves is not a substitute sandwiches. for hand washing,’’ he says. ‘‘Hot food’’ means food that is at least He warns if you are not well then you 60 degrees. should not be preparing food for others ‘‘Always ensure that casseroles, and to keep safe food preparation areas curries, meat pies, quiche are served should be cleaned to prevent bugs hot. Prior to heating these foods also getting into food. require refrigeration,’’ says Mr Donald. ‘‘Use a food safe sanitizer ­ 20% Raw vegetables should be washed in bleach ­ for food contact surfaces and clean water before preparing salads, chopping boards. Cover food to keep and cracked eggs should not be used, flies off,’’ he says. along with food past its ‘‘use by date’’. Frozen food should be properly Any food cooked in advance should defrosted and raw meat should be kept be cooled quickly and when reheated separate from all other ready to eat should be at least 60 degrees ­ chicken food. 75 degrees ­ and should be reheated ‘‘Sounds easy but mistakes still only once. Food should be covered happen. Clean plates for cooked food when not being served and if its being are a start. Do not use the raw meat transported from one place to another, plate for the cooked meat,’’ he says. hot food should be kept at 60 degrees ‘‘Like your steak cooked rare? Most of and cold food at 5 degrees.

Special honour . . . Josephine Setz, left, and Heather Baynon, received Honorary Membership to GreyPower North Canterbury at the Rangiora RSA Club last week.


Tribute GreyPower North Canterbury presented honorary memberships to two Rangiora women last week. The presentations were made to Josephine Setz and Heather Baynon during the organisation’s Christmas function at the Rangiora RSA Club. The North Canterbury GreyPower president Miles Jackson, made the presentations. He said they were made in appreciation of long and loyal service. ‘‘Volunteers are very important in communities. These women have served over and above what was asked of them,’’ he said They had served on the committee for many years, and their work was much appreciated. GreyPower is a voluntary organisation which was founded in February 1986. The organisation now has more than 70,000 members nationwide. A founding North Canterbury GreyPower member and one of only 12 original members, Allan Timms, aged 98, also attended the Christmas function. ‘‘I’m the only one left now,’’ he said.

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Thursday December 10 2015

Zone prepares for plan By JOHN FAULKNER, CHAIRMAN

important for people to be involved in decisions which affect their farms and their families. I encourage you to call your local Committee member and make your views known not just on this issue but any others of concern. A number of National Press articles and comments lately have painted landowners in a poor light, in particular intensive landowners ­ on farm change takes time to implement and positive results take longer. Good news stories of the success of the Hurunui Waiau regional Plan are starting to appear with fresh water mussels found in Dry Creek near Culverden. The establishment of a strategy to implement and audit Amuri Irrigation Company shareholders Farm Environment Plans is another significant step forward. Another great development over the past month has been the formation of the Hurunui and Waiau Catchments Landcare Group. This group has, via tireless commitment to the Dryland Farmers and through the support of the Sustainable Farming Fund, moved strongly towards providing valuable constructive input to the 2018 Plan Review. Finally the Hurunui Farming Community can be justifiably proud that in a recent ECan survey farmer attitudes to the CWMS, awareness of Planning Changes, and engagement were consistently high topping most of the survey results. Take care over Christmas and have a good break.


Direct flights from China next week Next week we welcome China Southern airlines into Christchurch. Flying direct from the Guangzhou province in mainland China, this is a momentus occassion as it sends a signal that things are looking up and there is strong demand from visitors wanting to come into Christchurch and visit the local and regional attractions we have. A big plus is the extra seventy thousand seats available and having this direct link opens up opportunities for the freighting of fresh South Island product directly back to China. We need to get ready to accept this growth and be part of the opportunities it will provide. This market is changing as independent and Tech savvy travellers of many nationalities are getting out into the regions. They want to experience the real New Zealand and are prepared to pay fair money to do this. There are business opportunities in the rural accommodation and farm visit sector that could create income

December is upon us and with it we are experiencing as I write this, for the first time in weeks, a pleasant day absent of the Nor’west winds and dust throughout the house. The Hurunui Waiau Zone committee has spent time in workshops discussing possible roles and responsibilities leading into the Plan review in 2018. A critical area to get right at plan review is managing water quality limits at farm scale, including nutrient allocation. No less important are the topics of Integrated water infrastructure, farm uptake of Good Management Practise, understanding and better protection of biodiversity, setting water quality limits, science requirements for the plan review and community development/engagement. The zone committee process has been running for five years and the transition into the Plan review will be another three years, and it is evident from observations of sub­regional process in the Selwyn, Te Waihora, Hinds and other areas that Nutrient Allocation and equity issues will be vigorously debated. That debate needs to be supported by good science and economic and environmental data. We as a Zone Committee would appreciate community feedback on their required level of involvement in the development of options for Water Quality Allocation and Limits ­ we are conscious that the ongoing process, attending meetings is time consuming for the community, but we see it as really

and employment. In the year 2010 we had about 100,000 visitors from China annually. This has grown to 300,000 now and commentators are talking 800,000 annually plus by the year 2020. The impact of this growth and numbers is huge and will present challenges and opportunities. The tourism sector would encourage those in the tourism industry to think about language opportunities in their business some multi lingual signage including welcomes and directions and food to their liking. When we travel overseas it is great to experience the local cuisine. It is also great when you can purchase some of our kiwi dishes offshore. The driving habits of all international visitors is often in the media. Education is the best way to deal with these issues and offer help to anyone struggling with the rules, in a friendly way. We are seen as one of the worlds friendliest nations and we need to build on that reputation.

Journalist reclaiming his life after quakes The News journalist David Hill is reclaiming his life and wants to help others in the process.

I’m not ready to go on medication for the rest of my life. I have begun training and mentally preparing to complete walks of at least 10km at different locations over seven weeks during February and March next year. But why do something only for yourself, when you can help others. Families in countries like Haiti and Palestine go through a lot worse than what my family has endured over the last five years. I have set up a Facebook page (www.facebook.com/walkforothers) and a blog at https://6senses.nz/user/dhill/ walk­for­others, so feel free to like my page and follow my progress. Over the seven weeks (during Lent

Five years is a long time to put your life on hold, with all the stress, anxiety and uncertainty which goes with it. However, in recent weeks our earthquake­damaged home has finally been demolished and the foundations of a new house are being laid. It will still be several months before we get to move into the new house, so in the meantime I have set myself a new challenge. I am overweight, weighing in at 108kg and my doctor has discussed cholesterol medication with me. But

and Easter) I will promote project partners in third world counties being supported by Christchurch­based aid organisation Christian World Service (see www.cws.org.nz) and hopefully raise some money along the way. I know what it is like to live through a natural disaster, to face an uncertain future, to put your life on hold and all that goes with it. But my life is getting back on track, so now it’s time to help others who do not have the same certainty. Already I have been amazed by the support I have received for this venture from Christian World Service, Rangiora New Life School, the Rangiora Methodist, Kaikoura Presbyterian, Kaiapoi Anglican and Kaiapoi Co­

operating Parishes, Wellbeing North Canterbury, Parklands Motor Lodge (Timaru), Waitaki Presbyterian Parish (Oamaru), Christchurch East Social Justice Network, two Mayors, two MPs and other individuals, and I have barely scratched the surface. My proposed itinerary is: Wednesday, February 10 (Ash Wednesday), Rangiora; Saturday, February 13, Timaru; Saturday, February 20, Kaiapoi; Friday, February 26, Kaikoura; Saturday, March 5, Hanmer Springs; Saturday, March 12, Oamaru; Saturday, March 19, Hororata; Sunday, March 20 (Palm Sunday), City to Surf, Christchurch; Sunday, March 27 (Easter Sunday), New Brighton to Hagley Park, following the Avon River.


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Xmas tree spectacular By DAVID HILL Do not miss The News Rangiora Christmas Tree Festival this year. This special annual Christmas event is being held in the Waimakariri District Council foyer to raise funds for CCS Disability Action and the Cancer Society’s Rangiora Rural Group. This year 34 Christmas trees have been covered in fairy lights and decorated by volunteers to bring colour and festive cheer to the council foyer. The trees were decorated on Monday morning by various community

organisations and local businesses in time for the festival opening on Tuesday. The event is once again sponsored by The News. Visitors are asked to give a gold coin donation and vote for their favourite tree. Raffle tickets are also available for sale. There is also a Remembrance Tree where visitors can write the name of a loved one on a hand­made dove for a donation. A Wishing Tree allows visitors to write down their Christmas wish on a little tree, also for a donation. The festival runs until December 17.

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Take care decorating your tree Take care when decorating those trees this Christmas. Waimakariri District Council injury prevention co­ordinator Leanne Bayler says people should take care when using ladders and Christmas tree lights to avoid accidents in the lead up to Christmas. She says it pays to make sure the lights are new and not damaged, and to not overload extension cords and sockets. ‘‘Be mindful with stepping stools and ladders, because falls are a real downer over Christmas. Ask yourself, ‘is it the right piece of equipment for the job’?’’ Make sure the ladder is on an even footing, locked in place, the steps are undamaged and have non­slip strips, and ‘‘never work higher than the top two steps and don’t over reach’’. She says it is better to move the ladder or stepping stool to avoid accidents due to over­reaching. It is also important to ensure trees do not get too dry as they can become a fire risk. When buying toys this Christmas, Ms Bayler advises people to ‘‘remember the ‘five s’ guide’’ ­ size, surface, strings, smooth and supervise. ‘‘Think about how safe are the toys. When buying for smaller children, the bigger the toy the better. If a toy can fit into a film canister or break into small parts, then it’s too small for a child under three. Check the surface to make sure the paint or filling is not toxic and that soft toys are fire resistant and firmly stuffed. ‘‘Make sure any strings are not

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Hidden dangers . . . Christmas tree decorating can lead to accidents, so PHOTO: LETITIA BRISTOW take care. too long and are firmly attached to the toy and are not going to snap and break.’’ She also advises to make sure toys are smooth, with no sharp points or rough edges where a child can scratch or cut themselves. Children also need to be supervised to ‘‘help prevent accidents happening’’. ‘‘Watch out for toys with little round batteries, if kids swallow them they can be lodged in the stomach.’’ The batteries are acidic so they can break down in the stomach and

start burning inside the oesophagus within 20 minutes. ‘‘So if you think your child has eaten a battery take them to the A&E (Accident and Emergency) immediately.’’ Small round batteries can be found in older people’s hearing aids and key rings as well as toys. Symptoms can be similar to other illnesses, like coughing. If you have any questions, please contact Leanne Bayler at the council on (03) 3118900 or (03) 3276834 email leanne.bayler@wmk.govt.nz.

North Canterbury’s Mayors have differing views on proposed shop trading hours legislation. The Government’s Shop Trading Hours Amendment Bill proposes allowing local councils discretion to create their own bylaws for shop trading hours on Easter Sunday. While Kaikoura Mayor Winston Gray says he supports local councils having discretion, especially in a tourist resort like Kaikoura, Waimakariri Mayor David Ayers is calling for the government to set a national provision to ensure consistency. Mr Ayers says the Waimakariri District Council voted last week to make a submission opposing the provision of granting local bodies discretion. ‘‘If you take it hypothetically, we have major garden centres and hardware stores in our district and if garden centres and hardware stores in Christchurch have more open hours it creates issue of competition for those businesses, and vice

versa. ‘‘For that matter, the same applies for businesses in Hurunui and we have some businesses who don’t want to open on Easter Sunday, but they could feel the pressure of competition. ‘‘So having a piecemeal legislation in respect of a national holiday doesn’t make a lot of sense. We think there should be a more national policy and not a bylaw for local councils.’’ However, Mr Gray says, while his council does not have a policy on the issue, he personally would welcome his council having some discretion. ‘‘We are a tourist town, so for us we are in a situation where you should be able to open. ‘‘For us it’s vital. ‘‘We have so many people coming through here and they are relying on things being open to buy what they need when they’re coming through. ‘‘I know there are issues, particularly with finding staff and people wanting time off or to go away on holiday, but you could fill that gap with retired people looking for casual work.’’

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Your Guide to Services over the Christmas - New Year Period Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from the Waimakariri District Council



The Dudley Park, Oxford and Kaiapoi swimming pools are closed on Christmas Day. During the holidays, the following hours will be observed daily:

There is a change to the Friday collection for Christmas Day and New Years Day.

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9 Cass Street, Kaiapoi Phone 03 375 5041

9 Burnett Street, Oxford Phone 03 311 9019

Thursday 24 December

6am - 7pm

8.30am - 6.30pm

Friday 25 December


Saturday 26 December Sunday 27 December

10am - 7pm

East of Williams Street from the Kaiapoi River to Beach Road and including Beach Grove development, and west of Williams Street from the Kaiapoi River and Smith Street up to Old North Road intersection Week 1. East of Williams Street and north from Beach Road up to Old North Road intersection, both sides Williams Street from Old North Road intersection to SH 1, and Lees Road, including Sovereign Palms, Sovereign Green and Sovereign Lakes developments Week 2. Pines/Kairaki Beaches and Beach Road Week 1.

Monday 28 December Tuesday 29 December Wednesday 30 December

Southern Rural Collection Area Week 2:

7.30am - 7pm

Thursday 31 December Friday 1 January

10am - 7pm

Saturday 2 January

Tuahiwi, SH 1 south of Woodend, Woodend Beach Road and Woodend Beach, some of Sandhills Road and Fullers Road. Pegasus Township and Rangiora specified ‘difficult access’ properties Week 2 (the majority of Pegasus properties are collected on Mondays Week 2).

10am - 7pm

Sunday 3 January Monday 4 January Tuesday 5 January

Northern Kaiapoi (all areas north of the Kaiapoi River):

6am - 9pm (Normal hours resume)

8.30am - 6.30pm (Normal hours resume)

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Thursday 24 December 2015


Friday 25 December 2015


Saturday 26 December 2015

The Rangiora Service Centre will close at 12 noon on Thursday 24 December 2015 and will re-open at 8.30am on Tuesday 5 January 2016.

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Friday 1 January 2016


Saturday 2 January 2016

Rangiora Library 141 Percival Street, Rangiora Phone 03 311 8901 Saturday 19 December

10am m - 2p

Sunday 20 December

1pm m - 4p

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Oxford Library & Service Centre

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- 2pm (Library only) 10am - 12pm (Library only)

1pm - 4pm (Library only)


Monday 21 December Tuesday 22 December

9am - 5pm

Wednesday 23 December

Only official Waimakariri District Council refuse bags and recycling placed inside Council recycling wheelie bins will be collected.

Collection times may vary during the holiday period. Please contact the Council on 03 311 8900 or 03 327 6834 if you experience any problems with your kerbside collections.

Friday 25 December Closed

Sunday 27 December

The week starting 21 December is Week 1 for recycling; the week starting 28 December is Week 2 for recycling.

Refuse bags and recycling wheelie bins must be placed out for collection by 7am.

Thursday 24 December Saturday 26 December

All other collections will be held as usual.

Monday 28 December Tuesday 29 December Wednesday 30 December

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Thursday 31 December

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Friday 1 January Saturday 2 January


Sunday 3 January Monday 4 January Tuesday 5 January

Oxford Transfer Station

9am - 5pm

9am - 5pm (Normal hours resume)

Saturday 19 December

8.30am - 4.30pm

Closed as usual

Sunday 20 December

12.30pm - 4.30pm

12 noon - 4.30pm

8.30am - 4.30pm

Closed as usual

Monday 21 December Tuesday 22 December Wednesday 23 December


Thursday 24 December

Day and night please telephone the after hours service number and follow the recorded instructions:

Saturday 26 December

Rangiora 03 311 8900 or Kaiapoi 03 327 6834

Monday 28 December

Friday 25 December Sunday 27 December

Please note this is an emergency service only.

Tuesday 29 December


Thursday 31 December

Urgent calls to any Council Service Centre after hours will be directed to our after hours answering service. Urgent calls: 03 311 8900 or 03 327 6834. Follow the recorded instructions.

Wednesday 30 December

12.30pm - 4.30pm

12 noon - 4.30pm

8.30am - 4.30pm

Closed as usual

Friday 1 January Saturday 2 January Sunday 3 January Monday 4 January Tuesday 5 January

*Answerphones will be connected to normal numbers to give instructions for emergency calls.


Closed 8.30am - 4.30pm (Normal hours resume)

Closed as usual (Normal hours resume)

12.30pm - 4.30pm

12 noon - 4.30pm

8.30am - 4.30pm

Closed as usual

For further information, call the Council on 03 311 8900.

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School proposal NC driveways made safer to be notified By DAVID HILL


The application, which contains more than 200 The Waimakariri District pages, will be available at the Council has recommended Waimakariri District full public notification of the Council office, in Rangiora, proposal by the Exclusive or online at the council Brethren’s Canterbury website Education Trust to build a www.waimakariri.govt.nz. 150­pupil school on rural Five immediate land in Fernside. neighbours of the site Nick Harrison, planning proposed for the school are and regulation manager at opposed to the plan. the council said the planner Spokesman for the group, processing the resource Keith Hales, a Rangiora consent lawyer, who application lives close to ❛We find the for the the site, said school ‘‘has the whole proposal recom­ concept was mended full ill conceived. ❜ offensive. notification ‘‘We find — Keith Hales of the the proposal appli­ offensive.’’ cation.’’ He said the site was This means that anyone unsuitable because it was can now make a submission zoned rural. about the proposal to build Building a school on the the school. land would also constitute a A public notice outlining traffic hazard on the already the proposal was published busy roads around the site, on Wednesday (December 9), with Johns Road a main and copies of it are available route into Rangiora, and at the Waimakariri District Lehmans Road a ‘‘feeder’’ Council’s service centres and for Christchurch­bound libraries. traffic. There is a 20­working­day The group did not believe period for people to make a a need existed for such a submission. This means that, school, Mr Hales said. because of the Christmas ‘‘At the meeting we break, people will have until attended, we were told that 5pm on Tuesday January 26, most of the pupils would be 2016, to make a submission transported to the school on the proposal. from other areas,’’ he said.

Driveways at North Canterbury’s state houses have been made safer for children. Housing New Zealand is set to exceed its driveway safety programme target, with improvements due to be made to nearly 14,000 properties across New Zealand by the end of June. The programme, which began in 2013, aims to reduce the risk of children being run over in the driveways of state homes, by installing fencing, self­ closing gates with child­resistant latches, speed restriction signs, speed humps and convex mirrors where appropriate. As of October 31, 13 Housing New Zealand properties in the Waimakariri district and a further five Hurunui district properties have had driveway safety improvements completed. Housing New Zealand chief operating officer Paul Commons says the $30 million programme originally had the target of inspecting and making improvements at 13,000 properties where there are young children living at them. ‘‘What we’ve found is that the interventions we’ve had to make on average are not as extensive or expensive as we had first thought, therefore we’ve been able to complete more of them. As a result, we’re on target to complete more than the 13,000 properties,’’ Mr Commons says. Housing New Zealand supports Safekids Aotearoa’s programme to improve awareness of how to reduce the risk of driveway safety run­

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reduce the risk of children being injured. However, there is still no substitute for careful supervision by caregivers,’’ Ms Weaver says. ‘‘Our key message for the summer is: ‘Check for me before you turn the key’. This means, before getting in the car, walk around it and make sure children are not hidden from sight.’’ Housing New Zealand provides driveway safety advice for tenants, and has produced a guide for private property owners on how to ensure their own driveways are as safe as possible.

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New reserve opens in Rangiora By SHELLEY TOPP Hidden at the end of Rangiora’s Denchs Road, off Southbrook Road, is Waimakariri’s newest reserve. Hegan Reserve is a Waimakariri District Council Green Corps project developed jointly with Mainpower, the Rangiora Community Board, Southbrook School and Rangiora New Life School. Both schools share boundaries with the reserve. Pupils from the schools worked closely with the Green Corps team on the project and it is expected both schools will use the area extensively. Green Corps is a council learning initiative, sponsored by MainPower, which aims to partner Waimakariri District schools with the council to help develop some of the district’s natural parks. The new reserve was opened by Waimakariri District Mayor David Ayers last Thursday morning. (December 3)

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MainPower Sports Scholars Awarded Katelyn Inch (lawn bowls) was named top MainPowerYouth Sports Scholar for 2015 at the recent North Canterbury Sports Awards. At only 20 years of age, Katelyn has already had an impressive international lawn bowls career, representing New Zealand at the Asia-Pacific Games and coming second in the Mixed Pairs at the 2015 U25 World Cup. The two runners-up were George Howat (17) and Ella Greenslade (18), both rowers. George’s career highlights include a 6th place finish at the 2015 World Junior Rowing Championship in the Coxed 4s event. Ella Greenslade has also achieved success on the international stage, coming third at the 2015 World Junior Rowing Championship in the Women’s 4s. Katelyn Inch, George Howat and Ella Greenslade were selected from a field of ten finalists, representing a diverse range of sports.The other scholarship finalists were Ben Oliver (Mountain Biking), Gabrielle Gray (Athletics/Cross Country), Bonnie Farrant (Equestrian), Bronwyn Dibb (Trampoline), Hosea Watson (Boxing), Momoka Kobori (Golf) and Craig Oliver (Mountain Biking). About the MainPower Sports Scholarships Ten finalists are selected who each receive a $2,000 scholarship. From the finalists, a winner and two runners up are chosen who receive a further $5,000 and $2,500 respectively.

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Waimakariri West Project Update One of the biggest projects undertaken in the history of MainPower is drawing to a close.The bulk of the work on the $23 million Waimakariri West Project has now concluded, with only minor line conductor upgrades of the 66kV high voltage power ring left to complete. The project was undertaken to provide greater network capacity and reliability for homes and businesses well into the future. As well as the current upgrades to the 66kV ring, the project included building a new substation at Burnt Hill and carrying out upgrades to the Swannanoa Substation.Thank you to our customers for your continued patience throughout the upgrade process.

MainPower Holiday Hours The MainPower office and field services operations will be closed from midday on Wednesday 23 December, re-opening on Tuesday 5 January. Our 24-hour fault line (0508 60 70 80) will continue to operate as normal throughout this period.

Network Reliability Don’t forget, it’s a good idea to be prepared for a power interruption at home. Always have a torch with charged batteries handy and be sure to use candles carefully to avoid setting a fire.

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North Canterbury buskers wanted for road show By SHELLEY TOPP

The organisers of next January’s World Buskers Festival, in Christchurch, are seeking North Canterbury performers, including musicians and dancers to take part in a new Road Show section of the event. ‘‘We are looking for anyone with a performing talent,’’ festival director Glen Pickering says. ‘‘They can send a short video to festivaldirector@worldbusker­ sfestival.com ,’’ he said. ‘‘Applications will close on January 8, 2016.’’ Next year’s festival has been extended to include roadshow events in Rangiora and Kaiapoi, Ashburton,

Timaru, Lincoln, New Brighton and Lyttelton. A selected group of top international acts will perform daytime events and an evening show in each of the towns during the roadshow. ‘‘Performance slots on the day will be 10 to 15 minutes during the daytime event,’’ Glen says. The Rangiora Road Show will be held on January 21 and will include high profile Australian act Lisa Lottie, Lords of Strut from Ireland, Victor Rubilar from Argentina, plus New Zealand comedians, Zane and Degge, brothers who won the Best Kiwi Act at this year’s festival. It is hoped that some of the Rangiora buskers, Lorenz Weston­Salzer, Phil

Minton, Claire Buckley, Mike Smith, Christa Dearden Smith and Brian Pearson, plus the popular young country and western singer Cameron Walsh, from Woodend, and a young busker from Ohoka, James Lindsay, will also take part in the Rangiora and Kaiapoi Roadshows. The Kaiapoi show is on January 22 and will feature Japan’s Ace K, Sharon Maroney from Canada, Australian act Circus Firemen, and Sports Suzie from New Zealand. There will also be a one­off special show by New Zealand’s top comedian Urzilla Carlson at Kaiapoi High School at 7pm on January 22. The Road Show performances throughout the day start at 12pm and

run through to 5pm, followed by an evening variety show from 6pm to 8pm. The World Buskers Festival began in 1994 with a small group of performers. The 2016 edition will feature 67 performers from 13 countries performing a mix of genres, from circus to cabaret, from burlesque to theatre, from music to aerial acrobatics. There will be more than 650 shows, during 11­days and nights from January 14 to 24. ‘‘A big part of that experience this year will be the new Road Show to share this world­class entertainment with the wider regions,’’ Glen says.

Loburn Nativity service Free Wi-Fi for towns The Loburn community is set to bring the traditional Christmas story to life. The Loburn Anglican Church of St Martin’s is holding its biennial Christmas Nativity service in the church grounds on Sunday, December 20. The celebrations start around 4pm with a picnic and children’s activities and the nativity service begins about 5.30pm. The event is a community celebration of Christmas organised by the St Martin’s congregation, part of the Rangiora Anglican Life Parish and Church in the Country, an initiative which provides events and outreach to families north of the Ashley River. The church is located on Hodgson’s Road, opposite Loburn School. The Nativity Service of Nine Lessons and Carols tells the Christmas story of the birth of Jesus, will begin around 5.30pm. Music, animals, children and

adults in appropriate costumes will help the story unfold. This biennial occasion began as a small family affair in the garden of Bill and Rachel Ensor’s home in Bullock Creek more than 20 years ago, organiser Joanne Grumbell says. ‘‘Word got around and more and more people attended every time until it was moved to the church grounds for the first time in 2013 when over 280 people attended.’’ Those attending are asked to bring their own picnic, drinks and seats and rugs. Car parking is provided on site and toilets will be available. A collection will be taken to cover costs and help maintain the historical wooden church building, built in 1891. If wet the venue will be the Loburn Domain building on Dixon’s Road. For further information or if anyone wishes to be involved please call Joanne on (03) 3128933 or Linda on (03) 3128123.

A proposal to introduce ‘‘free Wi­Fi’’ to the Waimakariri district’s town centres has been given the go ahead. The Waimakariri District Council has approved a proposal to install ‘free’, publicly accessible Wi­Fi into the Oxford, Rangiora, Kaiapoi, Woodend, and Pegasus town centres, with Oxford first off the ranks. Earlier this year, Enterprise North Canterbury introduced free wifi into Culverden and Cheviot in partnership with Amuri.net Limited resulting in ‘‘many positive benefits’’, Waimakariri District Council chief executive Jim Palmer says in a report to council. ‘‘Connectivity is important for communities and visitors. Having free Wi­Fi available in our town centres helps support our town centre businesses and community well being.’’ Mr Palmer says the installation of the hardware from Amuri.net Limited is expected to cost $28,000 (plus GST) in the five town centres, while signage indicating free wifi is available will also be required. Operating costs will be $115 per month per town, to fund data costs, which amounts to about $6900 a year. ‘‘We will work with local businesses to find the best locations for the wifi to achieve optimum coverage. The units will need to be sited on the exterior of buildings with the power supply coming from the building owner / tenant, which should be a minimal ongoing charge.’’ ‘‘Council­owned buildings will be the point for connection to fibre, with the exception being Pegasus.

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Tsunami risk considered by ECan A tsunami following a large earthquake in Cook Strait, or off the east coast of the North Island, would have the most impact on the Canterbury coast north of the Kaikoura Peninsula, according to a new NIWA tsunami modelling report commissioned by Environment Canterbury (ECan). NIWA has mapped potential tsunami flooding along the Canterbury coast for three scenarios: a Hikurangi Subduction Zone earthquake off the east coast of the North Island/upper South Island, a Wairarapa Fault earthquake in Cook Strait, and a combined scenario where both faults move at the same time. ‘‘This is the first time potential flooding from these scenarios has been mapped for the Canterbury coast,’’ said Environment Canterbury Hazard Analyst Dr Marion Gadsby. ‘‘As expected, the results of the mapping show that the area north of Kaikoura is the most exposed area in Canterbury to tsunamis from Cook Strait or the North Island.’’ The Hikurangi and Wairarapa Fault scenarios used in the modelling are extreme events with return periods in the order of 2500 years, which is a standard return period for tsunami evacuation planning. The results are not intended to be used for restricting land use or development, because the scenarios are rare events

the Canterbury coast from Pegasus Bay south ­ regional­ source tsunamis take between one and three hours to travel from their source to your piece of coast. The Hikurangi and Wairarapa Fault tsunami modelling report is the latest in a series of tsunami modelling reports that will help with ongoing tsunami evacuation and response planning. Dr Gadsby said that this new information reinforced the message for coastal communities. ‘‘Like anywhere on the New Zealand coastline, if you feel a strong earthquake and you can’t stand up, or an earthquake longer than a minute, move to higher ground immediately, or as far inland as you can, and stay there until you get the official all clear,’’ she said. ‘‘This is particularly Planning . . . Waimakariri District Council staff and Rangiora police plan for the ‘‘evacuation’’ of 1300 important for the Kaikoura FILE PHOTO coast where the tsunami would residents in the district’s three beach settlements during Exercise Pandora in June this year. arrive within minutes ­ there is no time for an official warning Tsunami surges may flood Peninsula, including Kaikoura beyond normal land use from Civil Defence.’’ some land around Motunau, planning time frames. township. ‘‘And although the tsunami Waikuku Beach, New Brighton, ‘‘It is important people NIWA’s models show the first Ferrymead, McCormacks Bay, would take at least an hour to tsunami surges would arrive in understand that the first travel to Pegasus Bay and tsunami surge is not the Southshore, Teddington, and the Kaikoura area 10 to 15 further south, it is unlikely that, the ports at Lyttelton, Akaroa largest,’’ said Dr Gadsby. minutes after the earthquake, after the tsunami was ‘‘In Kaikoura, the largest and Timaru. making these earthquakes confirmed, an official warning The first tsunami surges tsunami surges will arrive 1.5 to ‘local’ tsunami sources for could get out to everyone before 2.5 hours after the earthquake.’’ arrive in Pegasus Bay around Kaikoura ­ local­source it hit. one hour after the earthquake, For areas south of Kaikoura tsunamis take less than one ‘‘So the earthquake itself, hour to travel from their source Peninsula, including South Bay, and arrive along the South which would be felt along this Canterbury coast closer to two the tsunami flooding would be to local parts of the coast. stretch of coast as a long, rolling hours after the earthquake. much less. Tsunami flooding The surges would flood land This makes these earthquakes earthquake, remains the best to over 2.5 metres in parts of the would be mostly confined to and most important warning.’’ ‘regional’ tsunami sources for river mouths and beaches. coast north of the Kaikoura


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Early Bird d Specia al Opening . . . New MP Matt Doocey has had an eventful year of openings and commemorations. Here he is pictured with his daughter Emily (then 10 months) following FILE PHOTO the opening of the new Ruataniwha Kaiapoi Civic Centre and Library in January.

Busy year for MP Matt By DAVID HILL Matt Doocey’s first year in parliament has been eventful, with plenty of signs of recovery in the Waimakariri electorate. Mr Doocey was elected as MP for Waimakariri in the general election in September last year and says he has had a year full of openings, beginning with the Ruataniwha Kaiapoi Civic Centre, the Rangiora and Oxford town halls, the Ashley Bridge and just last month the Rangiora Health Hub. ‘‘When you look at all those projects, it’s been a year of new beginnings. ‘‘And then we’ve also had a lot of commemorations in the Waimakariri, including World War 1 and the 5th anniversary of the first earthquake. Not only are we celebrating new beginnings but we’re commemorating our history as well.’’ Mr Doocey says he has enjoyed a few ‘‘wins’’ this year, including helping a family living in a caravan, into their own home, and facilitating a meeting between Pegasus residents and Vodafone which is expected to lead to a multi­million dollar

upgrade of broadband infrastructure. He also facilitated a meeting between Transport Minister Simon Bridges, Waimakariri Mayor David Ayers and chief executive Jim Palmer on transport issues in the district, which led to government funding being approved for cycle trails between Rangiora, Kaiapoi and Woodend, with work due to begin next year. Being on the Local Government and Environment Select Committee has meant Mr Doocey has contributed to discussions on the Regenerate Christchurch Bill currently before parliament. He is also deputy chairman of the Social Services Select Committee, which has been debating the ‘‘first real increase in benefits for 25 years’’. However, Mr Doocey says there is still plenty of unfinished business. ‘‘We had the 5 year celebration of the first earthquake back in September and we need to remind ourselves that it is the years three to seven where you see the most problems in terms of social recovery. ‘‘My mental health career tells me that we need to continue to acknowledge those issues.’’

Online magazine service An online service offering over 100 magazines is now available through Waimakariri Libraries. Magazines include Australian Women’s Weekly, Cuisine, NZ Gardener, New Zealand Hunting, Rolling Stone and Popular Science. Magazines are made available through ‘‘Zinio for Libraries’’, a global supplier of electronic content. They can be accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, through the library website. The service is free to all library members, who can read magazines online or download them via the Zinio app for offline reading. Users of the Zinio service can select to receive an email when new issues of their favourite magazines become available. There are no check­out periods so once downloaded you can keep each issue as long as you want. Phillippa Ashbey, Waimakariri Libraries manager, says there is a real buzz around the new service. ‘‘The electronic format appeals to a wider range of library members who like to surf the latest magazines from the comfort of their couch and at any time of the day or night,’’ she says. This new service is in addition to the library’s existing collection of hard copy magazines which remains as popular as ever. The two formats will complement each other. While it is nice to thumb through a paper magazine, Zinio is ideal when you can’t make it into the library plus the latest issue is always available.

Magazines . . . You can now read more than 100 magazines online at Waimakariri FILE PHOTO Libraries website. Zinio is very easy to set up and use. All the details can be found via the Waimakariri Libraries website. For those who require more assistance there are eLibrary help sessions running in all three libraries. These are drop­in sessions where library staff will be available to help with accessing free newspapers, magazines, ebooks and eaudio books on your mobile device. The times are as follows: Kaiapoi: Monday and Tuesday 11­12pm Rangiora: Thursday and Friday 11­12pm Oxford: Thursday 11­12pm Go to the eLibrary section of the Waimakariri Libraries website: Newspapers and magazines

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Kaiapoi Christmas C Carnival & Parade Saturday 5th December

Kaiapoi turned up the heat for a special guest at thier favourite annual event last Sunday. A huge crowd turned out for the Kaiapoi carnival and Santa Parade and they saved the loudest cheers for the big guy in the red suit and is reindeer. It was a fun-filled community day to remember for you and old and everyone in between. The News photographer Shelley Topp joined in the fun.

Mayoral welcome . . . Waimakariri District Mayor David Ayers rides through the town during the Kaiapoi Santa Parade.

Entertaining . . . Members of the Kaiapoi Brass Band during the Kaiapoi Santa Parade.

Ho ho ho . . . The biggest cheer was saved till when Santa arrived in Kaiapoi last Saturday.

Waiting for Santa . . . Georgia MacPhail, of Rotherham, in Hurunui, with her son, Brooklyn, aged 2, at the Kaiapoi Santa Parade last Saturday.

Balloon time . . . Eager young people reach out for a balloon during the Santa parade in Kaiapoi.

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Waiting for Santa . . . Tairawhiti Sew Hoy, aged 4, of Kaiapoi, wearing his special reindeer glasses, with his aunty, Renee Barclay, of Christchurch.

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Kaiapoi Christmas C Carnival & Parade Saturday 5th December

Kaiapoi turned up the heat for a special guest at thier favourite annual event last Sunday. A huge crowd turned out for the Kaiapoi carnival and Santa Parade and they saved the loudest cheers for the big guy in the red suit and is reindeer. It was a fun-filled community day to remember for you and old and everyone in between. The News photographer Shelley Topp joined in the fun.

Mayoral welcome . . . Waimakariri District Mayor David Ayers rides through the town during the Kaiapoi Santa Parade.

Entertaining . . . Members of the Kaiapoi Brass Band during the Kaiapoi Santa Parade.

Ho ho ho . . . The biggest cheer was saved till when Santa arrived in Kaiapoi last Saturday.

Waiting for Santa . . . Georgia MacPhail, of Rotherham, in Hurunui, with her son, Brooklyn, aged 2, at the Kaiapoi Santa Parade last Saturday.

Balloon time . . . Eager young people reach out for a balloon during the Santa parade in Kaiapoi.

Too close for comfort . . . The big crowd proved a tight fit for many vehicles.

Disney royalty . . . Taking centre stage at the Kaiapoi Santa Parade.

Waiting for Santa . . . Tairawhiti Sew Hoy, aged 4, of Kaiapoi, wearing his special reindeer glasses, with his aunty, Renee Barclay, of Christchurch.

Popularity plus . . . a minion crowd pleaser at the Kaiapoi Santa Parade last Saturday.

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Boost for first home buyers Santa coming to Rangiora First home buyers in the Hurunui district have received a helping hand. A total of 18 applications by first home buyers in the Hurunui district have been approved through the Government’s new $435 million KiwiSaver HomeStart scheme. In April the Government doubled support for first home buyers through KiwiSaver HomeStart with couples now able to apply for grants of up to $10,000 for a deposit on an existing home, and up to $20,000 for a new­build. Kaikoura MP Stuart Smith says it is the most generous support for first home buyers ‘‘in more than a generation’’. ‘‘In Hurunui alone there has been $64,000 in grants paid,’’ he says. ‘‘Nationwide, HomeStart is proving to be very popular with almost 6300 applications approved.

‘‘Buying a first home is a huge step and I am pleased to see so many young families in Marlborough are making the most of the support available.’’ Mr Smith says he encourages all first­ home buyers in Hurunui to check whether they are eligible for the HomeStart scheme. Over the next five years, HomeStart is expected to help 90,000 people achieve their dream of home ownership, he says. ‘‘KiwiSaver HomeStart is part of the Government’s wider programme to improve housing supply and affordability. ‘‘Housing Accords are freeing up more land faster and we have measures in place to constrain building material costs, rein in development contributions and compliance costs and improve productivity in the construction sector.’’

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Better not pout, because Santa Claus will be out in Rangiora on Sunday. Organiser Belinda Topp says this year Santa will be joined by entertainer ‘‘The Golden Man’’ in the Rangiora Christmas Party in the Park and Rangiora Toyota Santa Parade. ‘‘The Santa Parade and Party in the Park is shaping up to be a fantastic day of festive entertainment for the Waimakariri and further afield. Party in the Park kicks off at 12pm in Victoria Park, with the celebrations continuing for the extended time to 6pm. ‘‘This year we wanted to extend into the early evening to allow spectators a chance to sit back and relax after the chaos of the parade and enjoy the Christmas music.’’ Once again Victoria Park will be jam packed with ‘‘all things Christmas and all things fun’’, including pony rides, bouncy castles, hot food, Christmas stalls, live bands, face painting, the ‘‘Golden Man on stilts’’ and Adam Allsorts the clown. ‘‘The ‘Golden Man’ is Christchurch entertainer Josh Grimaldi and he will be quite the spectacle.’’ The Santa Parade will start at 2pm Gold . . . ‘‘The Golden Man’’ will be a star and includes some exciting attraction in the Rangiora Santa Parade entertainers and a fantastic line up of floats from businesses and and Party in the Park on Sunday. PHOTO: SUPPLIED community groups within the Waimakariri district, Ms Topp says.

Xmas shoe box appeal Helping others . . . Rangiora New Life School students Grace Hunt and Emma Collins are delighted to show off shoe boxes from the school’s annual appeal. These were just some of the many boxes received in the school’s annual Christmas shoe box appeal, with in excess of 50 boxes going to children in other parts of the world in need. ‘‘A huge thank you to everyone who contributed so generously to this year’s appeal,’’ the girls said. ‘‘You can be assured that your contribution will enhance the lives of children in need PHOTO: SUPPLIED overseas.’’

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Summer mmer Fu Fun Waimakariri in the

The Waimakariri has so much to offer visitors and locals. We are spoiled with over 650 events held annually and an organic beauty right on our door step. With sandy beaches, dozens of biking and walking trails, a number of great eateries and boutique shops, weekly markets and a rich art and heritage culture we quite simply have it all – and then some.

Walks The Conservation Area of Mt Thomas is easily accessible from Oxford and is perfect for the seasoned walker or for those wanting to pack a picnic and take a relaxing stroll. Nestled near the base of Mt Thomas is the Ashley Gorge and is every camper, trampers and nature lovers dream with its striking beauty and a range of trails in the foothills. The Tutaepatu Trail links Woodend and Waikuku Beaches and is ideal for walking or cycling in either direction. The trail passes Tutaepatu Lagoon and its viewing platform with views to Maukatere Mt Grey. Northbrook Wetland in Rangiora has remnants of the past, along with the native plantings, there is space for birds to breed, tracks to wander and for kids to ride their bikes along.

Activities A favourite for families is the Wee Dram Farm Park. An actual hands on working farm where you can feed the animals, watch demonstrations and learn all about farm life. Further up the Inland Scenic Route 72 is Kowhai Residential School of Riding. Great for beginners to experienced horse riders of all ages with beautiful views of the Canterbury plains all the way to Christchurch. KORE at Lake Pegasus are now offering stand up paddle boards along with sailing and kayaking. Hire them or take a class but make sure you stop in at the Flat White Café for a gelato.

Pools, Beaches & Rivers Dudley Park (Rangiora) and Kaiapoi Aquatic Centres are our fantastic indoor pools. They are joined by two outdoor pools during the summer months. Oxford Community Aquatic Centre has a 25metre four lane pool with a learner’s pool suitable for toddlers and a favourite is Waikuku Beach Paddling Pool complete with a spraying whale and three floor sprays. Waikuku Beach, Pegasus Beach and Woodend Beach are patrolled by Surf lifesavers from late November but generally on weekends from lunchtime to 5pm and weekdays during school holidays. Please swim between the flags and remember your sunscreen and to leave only your footprints on our sandy beaches.

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New craze at Rga market Trash to Flash is happening in North Canterbury. A new activity, launched at the Rangiora Twilight Market by local artist Shining Dove, will see five sculptures take centre stage at the new Waimakariri Eco Sculpture garden. The idea is to get the community to think outside the square and introduce art into their life by creating a sculpture using materials that would normally find their way into the landfill. Shining Dove has kicked of the event by using old car parts, old fence posts and mixing natural materials to create magnificent art objects. These would grace any garden and become a centre piece statement. The activity is designed to encourage individuals, groups or families to have a go and have a bit of fun competing against each other to come up with the

most zany idea. It will then be placed in the Eco Sculpture garden for everyone to enjoy. It can be a great team building exercise for a company and the best part is it does not cost a lot of money. The Rangiora Twilight Market is open every Friday 4.30pm to 7.30pm during daylight saving period. It has become a popular place to go for tea on a Friday night with buskers entertaining while people dine and then enjoy shopping at the market stalls. Partial funding from Creative community’s fund has enabled the sculpturing to happen and the community is urged to get involved by emailing rangioratwilightmarket@gmail.com, visiting the website www.rangioratwilightmarket.co.nz or phoning 033134594

Blast from the past . . . An Edwardian Christmas scene is proving popular at the Rangiora PHOTO: DAVID HILL Museum.

Christmas at the museum Visitors to the Rangiora Museum can get a taste of Christmases past. An Edwardian Christmas scene has been created as a new exhibition was Rangiora gears up for the big day. Museum volunteer Angela Cramond says the Edwardian scene is complete with old toys and even has ‘‘a little girl’’ admiring the Christmas tree. The museum also has a collection of old Christmas cards which volunteers

are sorting through ­ the oldest one found so far dates back to 1896. ‘‘They are quite gorgeous,’’ Mrs Cramond says. ‘‘It wasn’t much before that (1896), that Christmas cards became fashionable in New Zealand. Cards came into vogue with Prince Albert, Queen Victoria’s husband. He started the modern Christmas with the Christmas tree and everything else.’’

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phone number on the back of their receipt, or a piece of paper, and popping it into the box provided. People can also enter the competition by supporting the Rangiora Buskers in Good Street. The winner will be announced at the Busker Beat venue in the Good Street walkway, at 6pm on Tuesday, December 22, the only late shopping night in Rangiora during the lead­up to Christmas. Shops will be open in Rangiora on that day from 9am to 8pm. The winner of the hamper must be at the Busker Beat venue at the time of the draw to collect their prize. Rangiora shops will also be open from 10am to 4pm on two more Sundays during December in the lead­up to Christmas, December 13 and 20. The Rangiora Toyota Santa Parade, and Party in the Park, will be held this Sunday, December 13.

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Baleage . . . Small bales of baleage ­ small, but heavy and packed with goodness. The tractor was a small Ford and the mower a conventional disc mower. As the property is used for ewes to lamb on after being brought off the hills, a couple of horses, cattle and for weaning ram lambs on to, small bales of baleage are ideal for winter time. Until this year, baleage on a lease block had been made into medium squares and conventional bales of hay. While the tractor used for mowing got to where it was needed, the tractor and hay rake were much bigger, so a bridge repair had to be done in order to get them to the mown paddock. Early next morning, the grass was baled and two young people who had finished their degrees and were doing interim farm work appeared to help cart the bales to the wrapper. I drove the flat deck truck and the others picked up ­ it was easier for two people to pick up each bale. When I went to lift one there was noway I could get it on to the flat deck because of the weight, because in spite of their size, they were extremely heavy. The Ford tractor was again used to

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Fewer rams sold at Canterbury ram fair Culverden farmers Sam and Vicki price.’’ Holland were among the more successful With less rams being sold this year, the total sales of $269,500 was down on last vendors at the Canterbury ram fair last month. year’s tally of $286,725 and well down on The North Canterbury received the top the $345,750 paid in January 2012. price for a Texel ram worth $4000 at the However, the average ram sale price of $1861 was up on the $1786 paid on Canterbury Agricultural and Pastoral Association Elite Ram and Ewe Sale on average last year, but well down on the Friday, November 27. $2422 paid on average in January 2013. A Southdown ram bred by Waimate farmer Chris Medlicott topped the prices with $16,000. Last year a ram from Mr GROW EASY Medlicott’s Clifton Downs stud received the equal top price of $14,000. this summer with It was the third year in a row a Velvet . . . Steven Robinson (UB Bio ­ National Deer Horn) (left) and Frances Bardsley, Southdown ram topped the sale, after a Lifestyle Farm Fertiliser and Lime examine heads of velvet at the Oxford A&P Association’s 30th annual velvet competition at ram sired by a Clifton Downs ram also • all-in-one fertiliser received $16,000 in November 2013. the Oxford Working Men’s Club. That ram was jointly purchased by • simple, effective application Oxford farmer Dave Gillespie and Omihi • improve pasture utilisation couple Phil and Fi Williams. • increase biological activity The Hollands also received $16,000 for • pelletised & ultra-fine for rapid response a Texel ram to top the January 2013 ram • sweeten sour (horse) paddocks fair prices. Last month’s ram fair attracted 231 rams and 11 ewes, with 144 rams selling for an average sale price of $1861. Just six ewes were sold for an average price of she says. History was made at the Oxford $250, with total sales of $269,500 being Frances, who lost her husband in a Agricultural and Pastoral Association recorded. hunting accident earlier this year, says Velvet competition last Friday with the Rural Livestock stud stock agent and she is so lucky to have two jobs she loves competition reaching its 30th year and a Canterbury A&P Association sheep and which work in so well together. female judge ­ Frances Bardsley ­ taking committee member Anthony Cox says the The Supreme head was cut from a six­ part as a judge of a velvet competition for results were positive. year­old stag bred on the property by the first time in New Zealand. ‘‘There were a few less rams sold this Craig and Shane who have been working year, but given the current industry The competition, organised by Tim on improving the genetics of the velveting climate it was a very positive result with Bristow since 1985, attracted nearly 40 COURTESY SPREADER available from; entries from within the show district and stags over 28 years. the average selling price up on last year. 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‘‘We are better off thinking about what soil does, for example its influence on growth, than simply about the rocks from which the soils are derived.’’ Associate Professor Harrison told local vineyard owners getting to know their soils better is an integral part of promoting their vineyards and the document is another step forward in marketing at cellar doors. ‘‘Looking at the whole geology of an area is useful for understanding and telling the ‘story’ of a vineyard. Celebrating differences and variety and diversity is crucial for marketing and the landscape here reflects these.’’ Dr Tonkin added that while the document gives growers information, the process goes both ways and feedback from those using the information is required to confirm its content and get everyone ‘‘talking about Soil science . . . Lincoln University research is set to help Waipara things in a consistent PHOTO: LINCOLN UNIVERSITY manner.’’ wine growers better understand their soils. Wine growers at the seminar welcomed the variety of soils, with the as the fundamental Omihi Valley having some of chance to be able to reference for anyone accurately describe local the most fertile in New interested in the landscape soils and give visitors more history and soil resources of Zealand according to the region, especially as they Associate Professor Almond. in­depth information. In his presentation, Speaking at the seminar, relate to growing grapes and ‘‘Understanding the Associate Professor Roland giving the local wines a Harrison, Lincoln University Landscape’’ Tonkin unique sense of identity.’’ explained the geology of the centre for viticulture and Following the seminar, Waipara region, describing it oenology director, said Black Estate winemaker as a dynamic landscape although the concept of Nicholas Brown said, which is still growing, albeit ‘‘terroir’’ ­ the relationship ‘‘Judging by the feedback I between wine and the parent at the rate of a fingernail, and have received from growers as part of the earthquake it is clear that there is a lot of materials in which vines sequence which struck grow ­ is well­recognised by interest in seeing the final Christchurch from 2010 wine growers, wine makers report and then using that and consumers, it is tenuous onwards. information to better Associate Professor and at times merely understand our region and Almond then put the soil anecdotal. more clearly promote its However soil attributes are story into the landscape character to our markets.’’ story, and illustrated the relevant to heat, water The Waipara region is home to at least 70 vineyards storage and drainage, and in ways in which soils relate to the landforms they come this way do influence wine growing on distinctive from. landforms and an impressive qualities.

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Helping plants through a long, dry summer With another predicted dry summer on the way the following provides some options for helping plants and trees survive. The easiest option is to do nothing and reassess next autumn. This is our recommended option particularly for farmers where stock health, feed and water are the priority, or where you have a limited water resource. A lot of time and energy could be spent on trying to save plants to no avail. Assess how much water you will have available through the summer and prioritise watering to those plants that are the most valuable. Plants that are struggling now are unlikely to survive, so be prepared to sacrifice some plants. In the last two weeks many trees are starting to die. Without significant rain we are likely to see some big losses. It is particularly noticeable among the Gum species of which many are not suited to our climate and soils. Clay soils are a challenge for Gums as they can be sodden in winter and hard concrete in summer. We have too many unsuitable gum species available and the tree industry needs to refine the list to the proven performers. Pines are also struggling particularly in tree rows and blocks on light soils. The orange colour needle dieback and foliage that loses its lush green are signs trees are struggling. Western red cedars have been widely planted and many have already died. This is one species that needs all year moisture and does not suit light drought prone soils. Among the garden plants a lot of Hebes perished last summer and expect more to

Plant care . . . Some hard decisions need to be made about what plants to save in a dry summer. die this summer. Like the gums we will learn which species are proven performers. Last summer also demonstrated why Rhododendrons prefer dry shade rather than full sun. Last summer a lot of native shrubland on the dry rocky faces and ridgelines died off. We can expect to see more this summer as well as native bush. Native red and black beech trees have died in gardens throughout the Hurunui. These species struggle on light soils & open sites on the plains. There are some ways to help plants. Removal of weed competition greatly enhances plant survivability. Grass is particularly hard on plants in a dry summer. One option we have found very effective in a year like this is using a grass specific spray called Gallant or Ignite. Spraying in October/November

when the grass has some length leaves natural mulch around plants. This product can be sprayed over many of our garden plants but check the label first. Mulching reduces weed competition and helps retain moisture. We mainly use pea or wheat straw and have learnt to lay it in thick slabs rather than fluff it up to try to spread it further. However some plants do not like the mulch too heavy around their base. Thin out unwanted plants or over crowded trees thus reducing competition. Better to have one good tree survive, rather than three poor ones struggle and die. Reducing the amount of foliage also helps and last summer we pruned lower branches and removed double leaders. Willows and poplars can be cut back to three metres above ground and will re­ sprout to form a new tree. Some farmers did this progressively over the summer providing extra food for stock. In the garden, plants can be lightly trimmed although this is best done in the spring or autumn and not in the heat of summer. Cool dry weather is best for pruning at this time of year. Flowers take a lot of energy and we have learnt that Marlborough Rock daisies will survive a drought much better if their flowers are removed. On hillsides we dig a scoop around the plant so that the plant is sitting in a basin. This helps catch any moisture and makes watering so much easier. As a general rule we make the scoop big enough so that we can pour five litres of water in without it overflowing. Watering is best done early in the morning and avoid watering in hot windy weather. A short piece of pipe or large fizzy bottle (bottom cut off) can be buried

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Sefton knocked over, Southbrook takes lead Leeston­Southbridge scored an upset win over table­topper Sefton thanks to an all­round performance from Nick Wellywood in the CRV Ambreed Premier Canterbury Country cricket. Sefton batted first and could only muster a paltry 137 all out in the 30th over. Wellywood was the pick of the Leeston­Southbridge bowlers taking three for 25 and was backed up by Dougald Munro, who also bagged three wickets. Tim Harrison and Josh Jones were the Having fun . . . The Eclipse, Under 12 Grade team perform at the championships. only Sefton batters to get any traction, PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP before both were dismissed in the 30s. Sefton’s 137 was never going to be enough as Leeston­Southbridge reached the target four down and with 18 overs to spare. Wellywood was again in the action, this time with bat in hand, scoring 59 not out to guide his side home. Three Canterbury teams marched away Twenty six teams competed in four with top awards at the South Island categories, masters, under 12s, under 16s Sefton’s loss meant Southbrook could leapfrog the Rangiora side into top spot championships hosted by Marching and seniors, at the main event on Sunday. on the ladder and it did just that with a Canterbury at the Rangiora A&P It is easy to see why marching is so showgrounds last Sunday. popular. It’s a friendly sport which anyone, crushing win over an Oxford side which was missing a number of key players. Pioneers of Canterbury won the masters of any age, can enjoy. The uniforms are Oxford’s batting line­up was no match grade champion South Island team award, cool too. Eclipse, won the under­12 grade champion ‘‘Marching in New Zealand is an for Southbrook’s bowlers and was rolled for just 49. team award, and Pioneers of Canterbury amateur sport that offers participants a Darryn Boyle and Craig Renai both also won the champion South Island team strong sense of team spirit and self­ award in the senior grade. discipline,’’ Tessa said. continued their strong form with the ball taking four for eight and three for 16 Both Pioneers of Canterbury teams ‘‘It heightens powers of concentration respectively. include North Canterbury women. Kelly and physical fitness, encourages good Hood, Maddison Howes, and Emma deportment, pride in grooming and Southbrook wrapped up the match in Roberts march for the senior team, while personal achievement, and offers musical seven overs without losing a wicket. Tom Rodden finished on 36 not out off 23 Delys Dixon marches for the masters team. enjoyment, life­long friendships and Marching Canterbury also held its opportunities of travel.’’ balls while Jonty Brown was 16 not out. trophy day, at the weekend at the same Marching Canterbury is the biggest venue. Saturday’s competition was a association in New Zealand, with four ‘‘warm­up’’ for the main event on Sunday, open grade teams, three under­12 teams, three under­16 teams, four senior teams said Marching Canterbury’s publicity and promotions officer Tessa Conrad. and one masters team.

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Short scoreboards: Sefton 137 (T Harrison 33; N Wellywood 3/25, D Munro 3/40) lost to Leeston­Southbridge 138­4 (N Wellywood 59*; J J ones 2­26) by six wickets at Sefton. Oxford 49 (D Boyle 4/8, C Renai 3/16) lost to Southbrook 52­0 (T Rodden 36*, J Brown 16*) by ten wickets at Southbrook. Greendale 74 (R Craw 5/24, S Clark 3/11) lost to Lincoln 75/1 (N Lerm 49*) by nine wickets at Lincoln. South Malvern 107 (M Kingston 4/20) lost to Weedons 110/0 (J Watson 54*, S Wilson 46*) by ten wickets at Weedons.

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Lincoln also had a big win over Greendale thanks to a five wicket bag from Reuben Craw. He took five for 24 as Greendale was bundled out for 74. Simon Clark also took an economical three for 11 for Lincoln. The home side was untroubled in its small run chase and reached the target one wicket down. Opening bat Nico Lerm was 49 not out as Lincoln recorded its sixth win of the season to remain in third place on the ladder. Weedons also had a comfortable win over South Malvern with both teams now having a four win, five loss record. Mike Kingston grabbed four for 20 with the ball as South Malvern was knocked over for 107. Weedon’s openers, Josh Watson and Sam Wilson then chased down the small total with aplomb. Both were unbeaten as they reached the target in the 19th over. Watson finished on 54 and Wilson on 46.

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Twiss Keir Realty - Rangiora 15 Good Street (03) 313 6158 www.twisskeir.co.nz

$700,000+GST (if any)

This Home Has It All!

Harcourts ID: RG7441

Culverden Hotel

Harcourts ID: HS6676

121E McLeods Road, Sefton – Beautifully presented landscapes with stunning views in every direction.

24 Mountainview Road, Culverden – The Culverden Hotel - Freehold Going Concern - is situated in

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For Sale


Oamaru | 1589 Kakanui Valley Road 4.1 Hectares


Your Very Own Piece Of Paradise. Peaceful lifestyle living on 4.13 hectares in this comfortable sheltered spot with trees around the majority of the property and further enhanced by your own river boundary with great spots for swimming, kayaking, fishing and duck shooting all at your fingertips. The three bedroom, well maintained house and the majority of the near flat land is well elevated several metres above the floodplain. The home features spacious open plan modern kitchen/dining/living, large separate lounge with good indoor/outdoor flow to expansive covered deck area. Three large bedrooms, main with walk in wardrobe, two bathrooms, office or forth bedroom, laundry and lots of storage. Heated by wood burner, heat pump and heat transfer system guarantees maximum warmth all year round. Includes standard 3-bay lockable shed, woodshed, large tunnel house and is further complemented by an assortment of fruit and nut trees. Positioned well for the Alps To Ocean cycle trail with B&B opportunities and approximately 15 minutes’ drive from Oamaru. | Property ID TU10609


Sefton | 517 Rangiora Leithfield Road


4 Hectares

$230,000 plus GST (if any)

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 | Property ID RA1526


James Murray 027 436 8103

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By appointment

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Amberley | Courage Road 1,000m - 2,023m 2

By negotiation


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

Emily Newell 027 472 0409

Barry Keys 027 434 7689

Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600


By appointment

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For Sale Hawarden


Price Reduced


$695,000 plus GST (if any)

Offers over $1,200,000


plus GST (if any) on or before 6 January 2016

216 Broxton Road 21.5 Hectares

1701 Cust Road 17.5 Hectares

James Murray 027 436 8103

Contact Emily Newell 027 472 0409

Country Retreat With Views. • Contemporary styled three bedroom homestead with magnificent views • Fully deer fenced, subdivided into 10 paddocks, easy rolling downs with some steeper sidings • Hawarden 17km, Christchurch Airport 85km • Motivated Vendors require the property sold | Property ID AM1031

Your Choice Of Town And Country. Spacious 355m2 family home plus attached two bedroom selfcontained flat complete with separate garage. Property is currently used to run horses and finish cattle. Round pen, calf-rearing facilities. cattle yards and large hay barn/implment shed. An abundance of fire wood for the log burner or a possible source of income. Ideal for lifestyle property, landbank, income, extended family or bed and breakfast with services closeby. | Property ID RA1668





Kaituna Taumarina Road 2.6 Hectares

Fareham Road, Renwick 24 Hectares

Offers over $965,000 plus GST (if any)

$5,000,000 plus GST (if any)



Allan Gifford 027 226 2379

Chris Abbott 027 435 2872 Established Wairau Plans Vineyard. Approximately 21 hectares planted in Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and smaller areas of other varieties, grafted onto phylloxera resistant root stocks. Two water supplies providing 432 cubic metres per day. Character two storey, four bedroom villa built 2002 sited on an elevated site. Complementing the main dwelling and sited on a lower level is the “Summerhouse” with outdoor entertaining and a heated pool. Huge potential abounds. | Property ID BL1164

Family And Friends, Functions And Fun. Nestled on an elevated site with 360 degree views. Five/six bedroom brick home set in fabulous grounds with streams, a pond and private gardens to enjoy peace and tranquillity at the end of the day. Glass of wine madam? Paddocks for stock, boutique vineyard, vege plots and fruit trees make for the setting of a country garden. Within 15 minutes’ drive of Blenheim CBD, this would make an ideal bed and breakfast. | Property ID BL1174


Torquay Street 1,237m2

Top Achievers 2014/2015

Price $329,000

Contact Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600

Roll Up Your Sleeves For This Beauty. The perfect ‘doer-upper’, close to the ocean is set in a commercial zone, allowing business opportunities. The three bedroom house enjoys a great northfacing position on a 1,237m2 section. Two larger single garages, fruit trees, sheds and a large lawn area for boat parking. Be in quick! | Property ID BL1177

11 Hapuka Road 1.2 Hectares Offers over $680,000

Contact Kathy Thompson 021 229 0600

See The Sea With A Twist. Set on 1.2 hectares in sheltered, tropical park-like surrounds, this three bedroom sprawling Victorian replica has many extras. Covered verandahs on all sides, remove the trees for a sea view, lawn tennis court, 4-bay barn, double garage plus a self-contained studio unit. Subject to issue of new title. | Property ID BL1176

Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

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Rangiora to host BMX titles The South Island’s best BMX riders are set to converge on Rangiora next month. The North Canterbury BMX Club is hosting the 2016 BMX New Zealand South Island Titles on January 9­10 at the Ashley Picnic Grounds on Milton Avenue, Rangiora. Club secretary Erin Oakley says the club is excited to host the South Island titles again. ‘‘We previously held the South Island titles in 2013 and were recognised at the North Canterbury Sports Awards that year as winners of the ‘outstanding event of the year’. With most of the committee the same, the event is only going to be even better this time round. ‘‘The club committee is hard at work ensuring both the track and facilities are at their best. We have made only a few modifications to the track so it will ride smoothly. ‘‘It requires many hours of labour to keep the track up to major event level. Special thanks should go to our track manager Jack Daniels and to all of our volunteers who regularly turn up to help him at training nights and working bees.’’ Ms Oakley says the South Island titles are the premiere BMX event in the South Island and more than 200 riders, from under 5s to 60­plus are expected to attend. ‘‘Great racing will be assured.’’ Racing starts from 10.45am on Saturday, January 9, and from 11am on Sunday, January 10. Free entry and car parking is available on site, with food

Action . . . There is sure to be plenty of action when Rangiora hosts the BMX New Zealand South Island Titles next month.


available for sale. ‘‘Come along and watch some of the region’s best riders compete at the top level of this sport.’’ The North Canterbury BMX Club was previously known as the Rangiora BMX Club, Ms Oakley says. ‘‘We changed our name nearly a year ago to better reflect the wider community that we draw our riders from. We are still racing at the same place ­ the Ashley Picnic Grounds.’’ Ms Oakley says the club would like to thank The Southern Trust for providing funding to help run the event.

Riders trek north A big team of South Island based riders are making the trek up to Auckland in a bid to win one of New Zealand’s most prestigious Three Day Events, The Puhinui International. Amberley’s Giles Cormack has Lucero entered in the premier class, the Honda NZ CCI*** and is hoping his good Canterbury form will be continued. Also competing in this class, and possibly considered one of the favourites, is Emily Cammock from West Melton. As well as having Lewis in the main class, Emily is also taking three other younger horses to compete in the lower grades. Brent Jury, from Cust, is campaigning a lovely young horse, SE Hedging, but Puhinui will be the horse’s biggest and hardest CCI** competition to date. Christchurch school teacher Kirsty Sharapoff is also taking Shoot the Breeze on the trip to compete in the CCI**, coming off good results here in Christchurch. There are four young Canterbury riders who will gain valuable experience, and hopefully some prizes in their classes. Kaiapoi’s Maria Van Kuijk recently won the 2* event at McLeans Island, and has entered Antara Whiskey Mac in the Young Rider 2* event in Auckland. Eyreton Pony Club member, Elizabeth Wylaars has two horses entered in the Junior rider competition, as does Lucy Turner, from Broadfields. Rangiora’s Ellie

All clear . . . Amberley’s Giles Cormack and his horse Lucero have been in good form. Braddock has Braxton Boy entered in the CCI*. The competition starts on December 11 with dressage, with the cross country phase on Saturday 12 and the final showjumping phase on Sunday December 13. The event will be livestreamed. More details can be found on www.3dayevent.co.nz.

This week’s open homes in North Canterbury Thursday 10th December Kaiapoi 12.00pm


77 Dunedin Street

Harcourts Twiss Keir



77 Dunedin Street

Harcourts Twiss Keir


Saturday 12th December Kaiapoi

11.00am 2.30pm

11.30am 3.30pm

15 Beachvale Drive 28 Belcher Street

Harcourts Twiss Keir Waimak Real Estate



3 Bloomfield Street

Harcourts Twiss Keir

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753 Depot Road 644 Depot Road 76 Church Street

Farmlands Real Estate Farmlands Real Estate Harcourts Twiss Keir

11.45am 12.00pm 1.00pm

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Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

2.00pm 3.00pm

2.45pm 3.45pm

22 Melford Close 26 Pimlico Place

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir



31 Allin Drive

Harcourts Twiss Keir

Leithfield Oxford



Waikuku Beach

Sunday 13th December Amberley

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3 Courage Road Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir 172 Carters Road Tekoa Estate, Amberley Beach Road Harcourts Twiss Keir



23 Heywards Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

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163b Ohoka Road 18 Wakeman Way

Waimak Real Estate Harcourts Twiss Keir


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

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Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

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34 Hodgsons Road 96 Fishers Road 61 Loburn Whiterock Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

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755 Main Drain Road 86 Whites Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir



731 Ashley Gorge Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir

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67 Acacia Ave 22 Melford Close 280b King Street 104 Church Street 63 Belmont Avenue

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



77 Dunedin Street

Harcourts Twiss Keir



121e McLeods Road

Harcourts Twiss Keir



19 Cullen Avenue

Waimak Real Estate

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5 Pascoe Drive 28 Taranaki Drive

Harcourts Twiss Keir Harcourts Twiss Keir

Leithfield Loburn

Ohoka Oxford



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North Canterbury Indoor Bowls wish to thank all our Sponsors of our 2015 year Tournaments, it’s very much appreciated. Sponsors for 2015 – Thank you so much. House of Hearing Matt Blair Motors Plumbing World Kaiapoi W.M.C. Fernside I.B.C. Blue Tulip Beaurepairs Rangiora Pharmacy Autotech Total Span New World Park View Opticians Lamb & Hayward Rangiora Toyota John Rhind McAlpines Rangiora Bakery Sefton Indoor Bowls The Wool Shop Kaiapoi WMC – IBC Rossburn Receptions Caltex Rangiora

Public Notices Hurunui Waiau Zone Committee Meeting An ordinary meeting of the Hurunui-Waiau Water Zone Committee will be held on Monday 14 December 2015 from 3.00pm until approximately 6.30pm, in the Council Chambers, 66 Carters Road, Amberley. The public are welcome to attend all or part of the meeting. Agendas for the meeting may be located at www.hurunui.govt.nz (available from Thursday 10 December) in the Meetings Calendar.

• Canterbury owned & operated • Offering complete range of services • Cremation services & traditional

MAKKS Roast & Chinese. Lunch from $5, 11 ­ 3pm. Dinner Buffet from $9, 5­8pm. Call today for weekly specials. Phone 03 313 9119. 90 High St, Rangiora. CLAIRVOYANT medium, clear accurate readings with Holly. Phone 03 314 9073.


For Sale


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

033350590 0800804663 *WeacceptGoldCard

PROPERTY MAINTEN­ ANCE. Lawns, gardens, hedges, chainsaw work, To Let pruning, painting and FLAT to rent. Central minor home alterations. Amberley. 2 bedroom, very TOWN AND COUNTRY. sunny, garage attached. Phone Mike 03 313 0261. Suit retired couple, no pets, PRINTING. no smoking. Phone 027 957 SCREEN For all your printing 8030. requirements. T­shirts, Hoodies, Hi­Vis vests and polos, Overalls, Caps etc. Gardening Please phone Heather 03 BARKS, Composts, Pea 313 0261 or email Straw & much more at heather.norstar@gmail.com. Woodend Landscape Supplies. Delivery & cour­ • Subdivisions tesy trailers available. Open • Hot Chip Sealing 7 days. Ph 03 312 2003. SCREENED Soil for sale. Waipara area. Can deliver. Phone 021 115 3689.

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

PAINTER Top quality Hire work. No job too big or small. We stand by Canter­ TEMPORARY Fencing. bury. Telephone Wayne New hire business based in Amberley, servicing all 027 274 3541. trades in North Canterbury. A Lady Paperhanger and Ph 027 430 4348. Painter, all work guaran­ teed, free quotes. Phone Landscaping Carol 027 435 9165 or 03 3127 327. TOP SOIL, screened and unscreened at Woodend Pride & Quality Painting Landscape Supplies. Open 7 days. Phone 03 312 2003. & Decorating Services 20 yrs exp, fast and friendly service. For all your painting Pets needs, phone: Martin 310 6187 or 021 128 9867

Engineering 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 work. We also manufacture & repair jet boats. Work­ shop at 181 Loburn Whiterock Rd. Ph/fax 03 312 8884, mobile 027 486 0415 anytime.

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.

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

Scrap Metal Wanted SCRAP METAL Wanted. Cash paid for scrap metal, old cars, farm equipment etc. Ph Wayne 027 749 9736 or 03 323 6610. Licensed Dealer.


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 SUMMERFIELD Fencing Andy or Jo 027 322 7191, Ltd in your area now. 03 310 7640 or email Lifestyle or farm, sheep, andy@jas­tiling.nz. cattle, horse, all types of animals. Fences, yards, DRESSMAKING. Bev’s sheds, arenas, shelters, Sew Good Services, still runs. 27 years contract open for all your alter­ fencing. John is available to ations, repairs, dress­ help with your design and making, curtains. Phone planning. Ph Carol or John 327 5535. (formerly from on 03 312 4747. Tamara’s).

• Horse Arenas • Driveways • Shingle Supplies

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

Matt Smith

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



Public Notices

Tree Services BRIAN’S Tree Services. Tree felling, topping, shaping, firewood cut, rub­ bish removed, stump grind­ ing, branch chipping. Affordable rates. Phone 03 327 5505 or 021 124 4894. NORTH Canterbury Tree Care. Specialising in big trees in small spaces, long term tree plans, advisory service, fully insured. Free quotes, prompt service. Phone Mike Gilbert 0800 873 336. STUMP REMOVAL Ser­ vicing North Canterbury for prompt professional ser­ vice. Phone Tim 0800 178 867.




Public Notices



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Situations Vacant Situations Vacant Situations Vacant

Thursday December 10 2015

Free Quotes 027 2299 454 Wanted

OLD RIMU BEDS wanted for kitchen ware and furni­ ture. Willing to collect from any destination. Ph Len Smith 03 314 8687. NORTH Canterbury his­ torian / collector, wants to buy any old named, local ginger beer bottles, glass or pottery, soft drink / brew­ ery containers. Phone Ross on 021 651 212.

Thursday December 10 2015


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Gavin and the Team wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Safe and Happy New Year

Ross & SStaff R ff wish i h everyone a Merry Christmas & a Happy 2016





6 MAIN NORTH ROAD, PAPANUI By the SBS Bank - Parking at rear

PHONE 352 7594 artworkspapanui@xtra.co.nz

2016 Hours

Wayne & Lyn wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

New Zealand Couriers In Rangiora

Thank you for 2015

www.rugsforall.co.nz 694A Lineside Rd, Rangiora

03 313 5026 Opposite McDonalds

If you have requirements across this period, please contact our sales representative or customer service staff to discuss how we can be of assistance. There may be some potential to manufacture pre-Christmas orders if necessary.

North Canterbury

Glass &


In the meantime, please accept our best wishes to you and your staff and families for a safe Christmas and a prosperous New Year. 202A King St, Rangiora.

Thank you for your support over the year and we look Phone (03) 313 5335 forward to serving you in 2016 with a great service Kaiapoi (03) 327 9291 Closing Wednesday 23rd December, 2015, at 5.00pm. Upon reopening in January, we will have all operations again. Fax (03) 313 5765 running to facilitate urgent customer orders, as Best Regards Closed 24th–25th-26th December 2015. 027 442 0004 we provide manufacturing staff with a well-earned Open Tuesday 29th 8.30am-1.00pm Mark Richards & the Team at North Canterbury holiday break with the family. info@northcanterburyglass.co.nz Open Wednesday 30th 8.30am-1.00pm Glass & Auto Glass Ltd & Rangiora Auto Glass Ltd Closed Thursday 31st

2015 Hours


The team wishes past, present and future customers a Merry Chrismas and a prosperous New Year. Closed 23rd December and re-opens 5th January.

Closed Christmas Eve 5pm and re-opens Monday 18th January

215 Waltham Road, Sydenham. Phone (03) 379-6159. Fax (03) 962 1012 info@windowmark co.nz www.windowmarket.co.nz

As we get closer to the festive season, it is timely to advise you of the North Canterbury Glass & Auto Glass Ltd and Rangiora Auto Glass Ltd intentions for Closed Friday 1st January 2016 Christmas and New Year 2015/2016. Our Office will Closed Saturday 2nd January 2016 be closed for a limited period between Christmas and Open – Tuesday 5th January to 8th January 2016 the early part of New Year 2016. — 8.00am-1.00pm. Back to full hours 8.00am-5.00pm Monday 11th Also agents for January our hours as normal.

Wilson Decorators Ltd


“Fine Arts Guild Commended Framer”

We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

We are closed 24th December tiill 4th January

Phone 313 2104, 0274 876 689 www.grsexcavations.co.nz

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



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We will be on call outside these hours for Urgent work & call-out fees will be charged.



North Canterbury Tyre Service Ltd

Season's Greetings from all the staff

Management & Staff wish everyone a safe and Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

Available throughout the holiday period — 24 hour service.

Closed 23rd December and reopens 11th January

Next to GVT Amberleey, we have moved down the back at 82 Carters Road

Choose us for all Panel and Paint Repairs

Office 0800 4733 478 Fax 03 323 7264

Closed 19th December and reopens Monday 11th January 13 Markham St, Amberley Phone (03) 314 8811 Fax (03) 314 8940



Phone Greg 0800 274 911 or 027 491 1190

Hilgard van der Merwe, James Munro, Peter Cottle, Mel Whitby

Autobody Repairs Wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

KAIAPOI contact Lee Ph 327 3028

98D Williams St, Kaiapoi (behind Repco)

RANGIORA GO contact Mike Ph 313 6966

639 Lineside Rd, Southbrook

183 Ohoka Road, Kaiapoi Ph: Ph: 327 327 2 8780 8878 78800 Fax: Fax: x 327 3227 8745 877445


Kaiapoi Kaiapoi Auto Autto Electric Electric Wishes W ishes everyone a Merry Mer r y Christmas and and a Happy Happy New Year. Yearr. Thank Thank you you for 2015..

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank you for 2015.


Closed 12 noon 23rd December and reopen 5th January

325 Flaxton Road, Rangiora Pho one 313 33 344 1680178


105 Carters Rd, Amberley

Peter and Nikki Burbidge, Scott Sinclair, Tony Downes, Paul Barker and Simon Flanagan wish all a

Closed 23rd December and re-open 18th January 116 Courtenay Drive, Kaiapoi P: (03) 327 0171 w: www.autobodyrepairs.co.nz

AMBERLEY contact John Ph 314 8434

Burbidge Automotive

Peter, Darryl, Mike, Josh and Wilson wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Close 12 noon 23rd December and reopen 11th January

Closed 29th to 31st December. Closed 2nd January.


Culverden branchh now open at 20 Lyndon Street

Gavin, Jenny, Gerard, Tim, Nick and Donna wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Am mple Carparking


Wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

168018 80

Fully Mobile Tyre Service On Farm or Residential

Closed stats only

96 96 Williams W il illi liam ams Street, Sttre S eett, Kaiapoi Ka K aiia ap po oi Ph/fax Ph/f Ph /fa ax x 327 327 7 8155 815 55 1684460

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8 Tunas Street, Kaiapoi Phone 327 5566 www.kaiapoipreschool.org.nz p p g Email: Email: info@kaiapoipreschool.org.nz

Telephone: (03) 312 7703


Closed 23rd December and Re-open 20th Janaury

Management and Staff wish everyone a Merry Christmas a and a Happy New Year Closed Christmas Day C


Phone Phon Ph hon ne 03 03 314 314 8302 830 302 2 Amberley Ambe Am be b erl rley ey 027 438 43 38 7522 75 522 1682702



Closed 23rd December Re-open 5th January


Alec, Helen, Glen, John, Jarrod, Denis and Marlyn wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


Closed statutory days 20 Blackett St, Rangiora • Phone 313-4144


Shane and Leanne Frahm – four generations of Frahms since 1957 Leanne and Shane Frahm wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Closed Stats Only No. 1 old fashioned bacon and ham curing

PHONE 312 4205 OXFORD ah 312 4709 1682713




inc Sports

Injuries Clinic

Francie, Chris, Karen, Kathryn and Chris wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Closed Stats only

Francie Sutherland

36 Ashley St, Rangiora Ph 313 7053 or Sports Injuries Clinic Ph 975 5557


Shona Ayres NZSA, I.T.E.C. London

Wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Closed Stat days only

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

Shona woulld like to thhankk cllients for their valued custom and wishes them a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year. Gift Vouchers available

Garry wishes everyone a merry Christmas and and a happy ha p ppy py New Year

Closed 24 December & Reopen 11 January

Ph 327 7176

Cell 021 031 5604 www.specially.com shonaayres@gmail.com 14 Vickery St, Kaiapoi

48 Church Street, Rangiora Phone

(03) 313 5675 1329874

Registered Clinical Dental Techncian


Member of the Beauty Therapy Association

Closed 23rd December Re-open 5th January Closed 11th January Re-open 25th January For a/h repairs phone (03) 310-3044



Wish Wissh Wi Wis h everyone ever ev eryo yon ne e a Merry Merry y Christmas Chr hriisst hris stmas tma tm ass and a Happy New Year Thank you for 2015 Closed Clo Clos Cl ossed d 23rd 23rrd December D ce De cem mber and mb and nd reopen reopen re reo open n 14th 14t 4th January Janu Ja nuar nu ay ar

Nick wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. A special thank you for your custom in 2015

Away with the Fairys would like to wish all their customers a happy and safe Christmas and New Year Closed 25th December and reopen 20th January The The T he Fairy, Fairy F Fairy, airy airy, ir y, y Bear Bear & Bear & Patchwork Patchwork Patc Pa P atchwor k Shop Sh hop op 1738 1738 Main Main Road, Road, Cust Cust Village Village Open Op Open pen n Tuesday Tuesday y -- Sunday Sunday 10am 10a -- 5pm 10am 5p pm m Ph Ph 03 03 312 312 5250 5250 or or visit visit online online www.awaywiththefairys.co.nz www.awaywiththefairys.co.nz www.awaywiththefairys.co.n awaywiththefairys.co.nz z

Amberley Precious Pets

155 Williams St Kaiapoi

Ph 327 6709


Doreen and Bill wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Vacancies available in January

221 Amberley Beach Road Phone 03 314 9669 027 324 5489 www.amberleypreciouspets.co.nz

Closed 22nd December and Reopens 11th January

Russell, Paulene & Roydon wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year


Boarding Motel / Kennels for Small Dogs g

Last minute Christmas Gifts available 10 Cone Street, Rangiora Ph 313 5474

PHONE (0274) 350 279 or A.H. 314 8384


Precious Pets Closed 24th December and re-open 6th January


Thank you for your patronage

Amberley Kirsty and Mel wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Russell Arthur


56 Main Road, Woodend

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Management and Staff wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Thank you for 2015 1682711

Wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.



Thursday December 10 2015


Our office will be closed from 5pm Tuesday 22nd December 2015 Re-opening 8.30am Wednesday 13th January 2016 Thank you for your custom


Thursday December 10 2015



Mainland Conveyor Services MCS


Semi–retired Builder


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

Ph 027 212 3880 Ritchie



Easy access for trailers, caravans & boats For Vehicle Servicing phone Allan

LOCAL BUILDERS Ring Mark 027 229 7310 for a free quote

Tyre Services Ltd

23 High Street Rangiora 03 313 6096

We can kill & process your stock Four Generations of Frahms since 1957


FREE LINING WITH THIS COUPON Phone 03 327 4919 or 027 427 4919 FRE 88 Williams street, Kaiapoi MEASUE (up long driveway) & QUO RE TE www.mauds.co.nz 1684849


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

Driveways Landscaping Retaining Walls Earthworks Foundations

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



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

PLEASE CALL 0800 277 822

Domestic | Commercial | Repairs | Alterations | Additions

• Prompt, Reliable and Efficient • 40 years' experience • All work guaranteed • No job too small 1463005



• Rural & Residential Fencing • Cattle & Sheep Yards • Pole Shed Builds ncn1233395aa

Free quotes

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



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

~ FREE QUOTES ~1670945

“If it’s broke, let’s fix it”


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



Wastewater Septic Tanks Treatment Plants Drainage Irrigation


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

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

Computer Repairs

51 Ashley Street Rangiora

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

Repairs alterations & Manufacture

Civil and Drainage


(will travel)



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

• Curtains • Blinds • Window treatments

Ph: 027 313 0161

Brent Noye alias “Brent the Butcher”


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


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


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

Select Health

Home Kill & Wild Game Butcher

The News would likee to wish all our clients and readers a very Safe and Happy Holiday Seas ason s

Chiropractic Services


Numb ber one

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

PH Steve 03 920 3081 or 027 433 9140

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

• Licensed Building Practitioner


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

Shane and Leanne Frahm m


www.longsilver construction.com

• Registered Master Builder

Trade Qualified and LBP

Oxford Butcheery r



For all your Conveyor requirements




Agricultural Services


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

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



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

• 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


The News

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


Landscape Design


Glass Repair

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

Call us now on (03) 313 5335

Glass & Auto Glass

• Cookers • Fireplaces • Radiators • Central Heating g Installation

All Insurance Companies work welcome

North Canterbury

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

We also repair Windscreens and install Double Glazing

Massage Therapy

For all your landscaping needs


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.

To contact us ph (03) 310 6534


Pest Control

Are you sick of being Pestered?

Sports, Injuries, Trigger Point, Relaxation, Deep Tissue

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


Phone 027 6266 6566





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



Thursday December 10 2015

Combined Pest Control Spider & Fly Control

Painters / Decorators

Craig & Bridget Hughes Approved Handler

0800 500 442

or 03 313 1443 pestcontrollers@xtra.co.nz Wasps • Spiders / White Tails Rodents • Silverfish • Fleas Ants • Flies / Cluster Flies Borer • Pest Control Products


• Cat Doors • Mirrors • Splash Backs • Showers Retrofit Double Glazing • All flat Glass Repairs • Caravans • Horse Floats • Vehicles





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

Plastic Welding

automotive plastic rep pair & refinish

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

• Car Bumpers • Kids’ Toys • Fibreglass • Headlights • Grilles • Anything Plastic... HAS NOW MOVED 03 327 3540 TO UNIT 6, info@kpx.co.nz 5 STONE STREET www.kpx.co.nz 1678977


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

Canterbury owned and operated for over 60 years



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

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

Locally owned and operated


Timber Sales

Water Blasting

For Sharp Prices & Fast Turnaround

Quality Timb ber at discounted prices

We have a wide range of timber

Decking from $0.97 cents Come and see us or give us a call for a free quote or visit our online store for more details www.royaltimber.co.nz Open Monday to Friday 7.30am - 4.30pm and Saturday 8am – 12 noon Call David on 029 770 9204 or Amy 021 650 609 99 Mairehau Road, Burw rwood, w just off Marshlands Road




Master Plumber of the Year 2010




Waterblasting Ltd Servicing Canterbury Commercial & Residential

03 312 6278

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

■ business cards ■ invoice forms ■ colour flyers ■ letterheads ■ rack cards ■ cartons ■ invoice books ■ labels ■ envelopes Contact Peter Jordan Email LGRAPHIC@XTRA.CO.NZ 469 Mill Road, Ohoka www.lgraphic.co.nz

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



Can Supply & Install



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





Domestic, Commercial & Rural

David Manning & Associates Registered valuers and property consultants – urban and rural 537 South Eyre Rd, RD2 Kaiapoi Also: 222 High St, Rangiora

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





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

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Thursday December 10 2015

House of Hearing

100% NZ Owned & Operated



Ashburton Blenheim Fendalton Halswell Kaiapoi Papanui Rangiora Greymouth Hokitika Westport

03 307 8949 03 579 5353 03 351 3535 03 322 4326 03 310 7355

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