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A controversial 1080 factory in Rolleston has been given the go ahead, much to the consternation of residents who opposed it. Pest Control Research has been approved for non-notified resource consent to build the factory in the Izone business park by the district council, after independent commissioner Michael Chrystal ruled the effects would be less than minor. However, Mr Chrystal’s assessment has failed to satisfy 1080 Free Rolleston, a residents group which gathered almost 2500 signatures for a petition in opposition to the factory. The factory will process sodium

HAVE YOUR SAY Should this factory be built in Rolleston? Email your views to tom.doudney@ monofluroacetate (1080), pindone, brodifacoum and cholecalciferol into poisonous baits. The residents have expressed concerns that its presence might carry a health and safety risk for people and animals. Mike Evans, a 1080 Free Rolleston group member, said the decision had left him at a loss for words and looked bad for both the district council and residents. •Turn to page 2

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BIG DAY: All Blacks, Crusaders and Lincoln rugby player Joe Moody is used to standing out from the crowd but on Friday he was just one of the 522 Lincoln University students who attended Lincoln University’s graduation ceremony. In total, 641 students graduated, with those not present being awarded their degrees, diplomas or certificates in absentia. Included within the total number of graduands were 32 doctorate students. PHOTO: DAVID HOLLANDER TW O OP NE EN W S TH HO IS W W HO EE KE ME ND S !

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“I guessed that this would be the likely outcome because the New Zealand Government is ultimately behind 1080 approvals. It’s all about money, and has nothing to do with what the people want,” he said. “I pray to God nobody gets poisoned.” Mr Chrystal was satisfied that measures proposed by Pest Control Research to control the handling, manufacture and storage of hazardous substances and address other security concerns meant the effects for the public would be less than minor. He noted that the site was 400m away from the nearest residential land. Mr Evans was worried that the factory’s presence would affect Rolleston property values. “Now we apparently have a 1080 plant in Rolleston, regardless whether or not we want one. I hope the investors lose their entire investment, lock, stock, and barrel.” Pest Control Research managing director Malcolm Thomas declined to comment.

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Rules to address Not another ponytail John! water quality rubber-stamped BY TOM DOUDNEY New rules to turn around Selwyn’s declining water quality and quantity have been passed with few changes, in spite of earlier criticisms from farmers who feared the limits set were too harsh. Variation 1 of the Land and Water Regional Plan was accepted by Environment Canterbury (ECan) on Thursday. The variation introduces new policies, rules, and limits to manage water quality and water quantity in the Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere catchment, with emphasis on the long-term health of Te Waihora. Federated Farmers North Canterbury dairy chairman Cameron Henderson said nutrient limits proposed in the draft version of the variation hadn’t changed but that had been expected and farmers were “coming to terms” with them. “From what we can see it’s going to cost farming to probably achieve that target. We are not sure how much yet but a lower target would have been more achievable, certainly.” Commissioner Peter Skelton said reaching this point represented a significant milestone towards addressing the serious issues in one of

the most challenging catchments in the country. “Continuous improvement will be needed over time, so a programme of action will be developed to implement the solutions package over the next 20 years.” Professor Skelton said it was especially gratifying to see the significance to Ngāi Tahu of Te Waihora/ Lake Ellesmere and its margins being recognised in Variation 1. “The identification of a Cultural Values Management Area means consent applications in this area will specifically need to take into account Ngāi Tahu values,” he said. Variation 1 introduces catchment limits for losses of nitrogen from farming activities and point source discharges – community sewage and industrial processing activities. It sets limits on abstraction from surface water and groundwater in the zone, and minimum flows on rivers and streams. It also seeks to reduce allocation from ground water over time, and new takes are prohibited. Variation 1 provides the first subregional section in the proposed Land & Water Regional Plan to be fully developed. The Variation will be subject to an appeal period of 15 working days but is already legally in effect.


CUT IT OUT: Ponytails seem to be a distraction for Prime Minister John Key – even plaited ones, at Springston School. This photo was taken last April and appeared on the front page of Selwyn Times. Mr Key jokingly threatened to cut pupil Brooke Coburn’s hair off prior to a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the school’s new hall. Mr Key’s ponytail-pulling habits have made worldwide news this week after an Auckland waitress complained on social media. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

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Water and walnuts worth Frank Brenmuhl recently became the new Federated Farmers North Canterbury provincial president. He spoke to reporter Tom Doudney about his walnut farm, why he has two titanium knees and the pub fight that broke up his band. How long were you farming on the West Coast for and what sort of farming were you doing over there? We started dairy farming on the West Coast in 1984. We kept the farms on the West Coast and moved to Canterbury in 1996 and had share milkers on the home farms. That was when we bought our property with the walnuts and we sold out of the dairy farms around 2003 or 2004. And of course the place in Canterbury you moved to was Aylesbury. What was the reason for the move? We had been farming cows for

quite a while. I had a car accident and my knees were playing up so spending a long time in the shed milking cows wasn’t doing them any good. It was a lifestyle choice. Can you tell me about the car accident? I had a driver pull out who effectively went through a stop sign and into the side of my van and I ended up crashed into a power pole with a broken hip and damage to both knees. That must have been pretty scary. Yeah, I now have two titanium knees. You have got one of New Zealand’s largest walnut orchards with more than 4500 trees, I understand. Is that your whole business or do you do other types of farming as well? I did farm advisory work for about 15 years and stopped doing that about five years ago. That was kind of an unexpected role to get into. And of course I was flat out with Federated Farmers National for a while [as dairy chairman]. What is running a walnut farm like? Do you get a busy period during the harvest? Yes, right now! Then is the rest of the year a bit

FRESH HARVEST: New Federated Farmers North Canterbury provincial president Frank Brenmuhl gave up dairy farming on the West Coast for walnut farming at Aylesbury. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN quiet? There are bits and pieces. You have got winter pruning, you have got normal orchard floor management and spraying and a lot of those things you have in a conventional orchard. You don’t pull varieties of walnut and replant them as often as you do on a conventional apple orchard. You’re obviously quite passion-

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in pubs than I did on the sports field. What instrument did you play? I played guitar and sang. What sort of songs did you play? Anything that was in the top 10. We used to learn three new songs a week. What made you give that up? There was a massive fight in the pub one day. We were a resident band playing Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. We had done that for 18 months and then there was a big stoush in the place and about 30 or 40 people got beaten up so the bar manager said ‘that’s it, no more bands.’ Then I went farming and had no time to play. What pub was that? That was the New Levin Hotel in Levin. Since you stopped playing in bands do you ever break out the guitar and sing, at a social gathering for example? I haven’t done so for quite a few years now. What you’re not busy with the farm, what are some of your other interests? I have been Amy Adams’ electorate chairman for the last three years and really it has just been that and looking after the orchard here, really. Amy has obviously done quite well here, has that been good working for her? It has. We are very lucky to have someone of Amy’s calibre here in Selwyn.

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New Rolleston school going ahead BY TOM DOUDNEY The latest new school to be announced for Rolleston has been given the thumbs up by the community. The Government recently broke the news as part of pre-budget announcement which included a total of $244 million to be invested in new schools, school expansions and additional classrooms around New Zealand. The school will have a roll capacity of 750 children for years 1 to 8, and is forecast to open in January 2017. Rolleston Residents Association

chairwoman Lynley Shaw said the new school was great news. “It’s good to see that they are noticing the growth and they are getting prepared,” she said. Rolleston School principal Andrew Morrall said the announcement was outstanding news and anything which helped cater to the growing number of school age children in town was good. “We have got 765 [pupils] at the moment which is about 40 odd [pupils] up on this time last year,” Mr Morrall said. “The trend is there and I don’t expect it to change.”

Rolleston already has Rolleston School, Clearview Primary and Rolleston Christian School, while West Rolleston Primary will open next year and the high school, Rolleston College, will also open in 2017. Mrs Shaw said the focus now needed to go on making sure the social facilities were in place to cater for the needs of the youth population. “Rolleston is a great place for bringing up young families. “We have got the aquatic centre and we have got the skate park but you visit those places and they are being highly used by teenagers.”

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• Sergeant Frederick Dutson Moss Frederick Dutson Moss was born on April 11, 1879, to William Alfred and Mary Ann Moss. He is recorded on the 1911 electoral roll as a farm labourer at Hororata. However, he obviously had an inventive mind for in November of 1912, he applied for an American patent for a new handle fastening method. At the time of his enlistment he was a farm manager for the Remount Department. The War Office had requested the New Zealand Government to send two veterinary mobile sections and two veterinary hospital sections to Egypt. Suitable men were selected for the various duties which were to be done under veterinary officers, and were trained at a remount depot, which was established at Upper Hutt. Moss enlisted on November 10, 1914, and was assigned to the New Zealand Veterinary Corps, the No 2 Mobile Vet Section. He was promoted to sergeant on December 1 shortly before embarking with the Second Reinforcements for Suez, Egypt. He was attached to No 1 Australian Light Horse Brigade at Zeitoun on January 1, 1916. It was reported that he took a chill which led to a fatal illness.

He had taken part in some very arduous operations, and was for two months almost continuously in the saddle. He died on November 27, 1916, of pancreatitis and heart failure. Moss was buried in the Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt, and is remembered on the Hororata War Memorial, although his initials are given as F. G. • Private Richard John Locker - 21702 Richard John Locker was born on November 27, 1889, at Greendale, to Richard John and Mary Locker. Locker was working as a farm labourer at Hororata before enlisting on May 2, 1916. He was assigned to the Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 16th Reinforcements and promoted to company cook on May 4. He embarked on August 21 for Devonport and was sent to France on November 15. He seems to have continued as cook because on December 19 he was charged with the loss by neglect of one spoon and had to pay 4p for the cost of replacement. Locker was sent to hospital on April 10, 1917, with mumps and discharged 10 days later. He died on June 7, 1917, at Messines, with the 2nd Company, 2nd Battalion Canterbury Infantry. They had been under canvas at Canteen Corner before moving to the Auckland trench during the evening of June 6. Zero hour was 3.10am and they duly advanced across no-man’s-land. At some stage, Locker was killed in action, his body either unrecovered or unidentified.

His name is on the Messines Ridge Memorial to the Missing, as well as the Malvern County and Hororata war memorials. • Rifleman Alfred Arthur Jonathan Boyce – 24/695 Alfred Arthur Jonathan Boyce was born on February 16, 1895, to Frederick and Mary Elizabeth Boyce. Boyce was working as an engine driver at Aylesbury before enlisting on May 28, 1915. He had previous military experience having served with the Mounted Rifles, the Canterbury Yeomanry Cavalry. After having surgery for varicose viens, he left for Suez with the New Zealand Rifle Brigade on October 9, 1915. Boyce suffered an acute bout of appendicitis in March 1916 and was hospitalised in the General Hospital in Cairo. He recovered and was discharged on April 17 and attached to the training battalion. A month later, he was transferred to France and the Western Front where he fought through the Somme battles. On February 25, 1917, he was promoted to Lance Corporal. Boyce was killed in action on June 7, 1917, during the Battle for Messines, where more than 700 soldiers were killed in four days of fighting. His body was not found or identified. His name is recorded on the Messines Ridge Memorial to the Missing and the Malvern County War Memorial. • Private Ernest Joseph Carter Ernest Joseph Carter was born in London on June 22, 1887, to Dr Howard B and Kate E. Carter. Carter was working as a labourer at Greenpark before enlisting on December 15, 1915. He was assigned to the 12th Reinforcements of the Canterbury

Infantry. He was promoted to Corporal on March 10, 1916, and transferred to the machine gun detachment a month later. He embarked for Suez on May 1, 1916. After a month, he left for Southampton. He marched into Sling Camp on August 9 by which time had reverted to the rank of Private. On September 18, Carter was posted to the Machine Gun depot at Grantham and proceeded overseas with them on October 31. He was killed in action on June 7, aged 29, during the battle for Messines. His company had been detailed to advance with the 1st Brigade. Carter is buried in Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Rd Military Cemetery, Belgium, and remembered on the Greenpark War Memorial. • Private George Henry Cross George Henry Cross was born at Greenpark on July 31, 1893, to John and Grace Cross. He had previous military experience serving with the 13th Territorial Regiment. He was farming at Weedons before enlisting with his brother, Hubert Ellesmere, on April 4, 1916. They were assigned to the 15th Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, and embarked for Devonport on July 26, 1916. In October, they were sent to France. On March 12, 1917, Cross was admitted to hospital with scabies, a common complaint of the time. He was sent on to Northumbrian Casualty Clearing Station for

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bodies never recovered Casualty Clearing Station for treatment. Cross re-joined his battalion on March 23 and was killed in action on June 7, 1917, aged 24. Hubert Ellesmere was wounded severely by a shell on the same day. He suffered a gunshot wound and compound fracture to his left arm but, after treatment, returned to New Zealand. Cross’ body was not recovered or identified and his name is recorded on the Messines Ridge Memorial to the Missing and the Springston War Memorial. He is also remembered on the family gravestone in Bromley Cemetery, Christchurch. • Rifleman Samuel John Gudsell Samuel was born on March 16, 1884, to James and Annie Gudsell. He married Mabel Huston at Tinwald on April 13, 1905, and by the time he enlisted, they had three children, Samuel John, Mabel Annie, and Arthur Albert. Gudsell had worked as a general storekeeper and farm labourer before buying his own farm at Dunsandel. He sold the farm to enlist. In his spare time he played for the Dunsandel Cricket Club. Gudsell enlisted on May 8, 1916, and was assigned to the 16th Reinforcements. He embarked for Devonport on August 19. He was sent to France on November 15. A month later he was posted to the 4th Battalion Rifle Brigade, B Company and joined them in the field. Gudsell was absent without leave from April 13-6, 1917, when the Rifle Brigade spent a fortnight of intensive training in the Tilques area. This was the second time he had been AWOL and he then experienced the harsh discipline of the army. He was tried and sentenced to

28 days of the humiliating field punishment number two. This consisted of the convicted man being shackled in irons for up to two hours a day, although unlike Field punishment No 1, he was not secured to a stationary object. While undergoing this punishment he absconded on May 10 but gave himself up two days later. He was given another 30 days of field punishment number two as a result. However, Gudsell was killed in action on June 7, 1917, aged 34, during the first day of the battle for Messines. The 4th Battalion was tasked with the capture of the village together with the trenches running round its eastern outskirts and to the north and south. Gudsell’s unit, were to pass through Messines and attempt to secure the trenches beyond. Even though he had been killed in action, the army was not to be thwarted, so his pay was docked to make up for his uncompleted punishment. Although his burial was reported on June 31, his body was not found or identified and his name is inscribed on the Messines Ridge Memorial to the Missing, as well as the Dunsandel and Ashburton war memorials. • Sergeant Alexander Peter McRae Alexander Peter McRae was born on February 9, 1890, to William and Margaret Gordon McRae. He was head teacher at Lakeside School and had previous military experience with the Officers Training Corp at Canterbury College.

McRae enlisted on October 13, 1915, and was assigned to the Rifle Brigade, 3rd Battalion. He embarked for Suez on February 5, 1916 and then, in April, was sent to France. He was promoted temporarily to Sergeant on October 16 and the promotion was confirmed on March 7, 1917. McRae was killed in action on June 7, 1917, aged 27, during the battle for Messines. He was buried near where he fell and although directions to his grave were recorded, his body was not found or identified. His name is on the Messines Ridge Memorial to the Missing, as well as the Leeston plaque of the Ellesmere County War Memorial and the Ashburton War Memorial. • Rifleman Cordiner Newlove Cordiner Newlove was born on February 4, 1887, at Dunsandel, to Mark Henry and Margaret Newlove. For many years he worked on his father’s farm in Southland. He also owned a team and did contract work in the Rakaia and Methven areas. Two years before enlistment he bought a farm at Lauriston which he would sell for the purpose of joining the 16 Reinforcements. He was notable locally for his height, as it was reported that he stood 6ft 2in in his stockings. Newlove enlisted on May 3, 1916, and was assigned to the Rifle Brigade, 7th Reinforcements. He embarked for England on August 20 and, after arrival, left for France on November 15. He was posted to A Company on December 8 and killed in

action on June 7, 1917, with the 4th Battalion, aged 31, in the battle for Messines. In 1944, in a farewell speech to Newlove’s departing airman nephew, Mr Sheat referred to Rifleman Cordiner Newlove, and commented that he had been held back from serving in the trenches in the war on account of his height but had persisted in his endeavours to serve in the front line where he eventually made the supreme sacrifice. He is remembered on the Southbridge plaque of the Ellesmere County War Memorial as well as the Dunsandel and Ashburton war memorials. • Private Hursey Lawrence Rapley Hursey Lawrence was born on October 16, 1895, to Joshua and Mary Jane Rapley. He was brought up at Lakeside and before enlisting was working as a labourer. He had previous military experience having served with the 13th Regiment, North Canterbury. Lawrence enlisted on July 24, 1916, and was assigned to the Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 19th Reinforcements, C Company. He was promoted to Lance Corporal at Featherstone camp on August 4. Whilte at Featherstone, he fell ill with influenza and was admitted to hospital for four days from August 17. He did not recover completely for he was also hospitalised for influenza when back at Trentham in September, this time for five days. However he was able to embark for England on November 15. On arrival, he was reduced to

the rank of Private, leaving for France on March 1. On May 25 he was attached to the 2nd Battalion, Canterbury Infantry Regiment. He was killed in action on June 7, 1917, during the battle for Messines, aged 22. He is remembered on the Ellesmere County War Memorial’s Leeston plaque and the Ashburton War Memorial. • Private John Lester Tomlinson John Lester Tomlinson was born on February 28, 1896, to Frederick and Annie Jane Tomlinson. Tomlinson had previous military experience as he was serving with the K Company Coastal Defense Unit. He was farming for his father at St Albans before enlisting on May 31, 1916, and being assigned to 17th Reinforcements, J Company. He embarked for Devonport on September 25 and left England for France on December 8. Tomlinson joined the 2nd Battalion Otago Regiment in the field on January 7, 1917, and was posted to the 14th Company. He fought with them for the next five months but was killed in action, aged 24, on June 7, the first day of the Battle of Messines. He is buried in the Messines Ridge British Cemetery and remembered on the Lincoln Roll of Honour. The family had lived in Lincoln around 1914-1919. • Selwyn Libraries welcomes your feedback or any information you can provide regarding these soldiers. Please contact selwyn.library@selwyn. •For more information go to http://keteselwyn. soldiers_of_selwyn



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▌READERS’ ▌ LETTERS • In response to the article Trucks prompt safety concerns in April 14 issue, I would like to remind drivers that there should not be two vehicles (trucks or cars) passing a cyclist on a narrow road. It is not just a nicety, but a requirement in the road code to “wait for a clear space before passing a cyclist on a narrow road.” This is one of several rules in a section of the road code devoted to sharing the road with a range of other users and it is also a regular advertising theme. The Selwyn district contains an extensive network of roads – nearly 2500km – that carry a wide range of people and vehicles at any time. They are all entitled to be there, even if not every carriageway has been designed to allow for level of traffic it is currently carrying. The only solution in the short term and the cheapest in the long term is for every road user to show respect and courtesy to other users and please share the road. – Sarah Walters, deputy mayor • I fear Colin Knaggs of NZ Transport Agency fails to grasp the point of Steve Young’s letter in the April 21 edition of your esteemed newspaper. Let’s try again. Mr Knaggs has stated that when the 70km/h lights are flashing, the 70km/h speed limit is legally enforceable. I disagree. Let’s use the Buchanans Rd intersection as an example. While those lights are


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flashing, someone can approach the intersection from Buchanans Rd, note the 100km/h signs just prior, turn left or right onto State Highway 73, immediately accelerate to 100km/h and hence risk a ticket for exceeding 70km/h, even though they were never notified of the temporary speed limit reduction. Logic would suggest that since the lights flash whenever a vehicle approaches the intersection from Buchanans Rd, there should be permanent 70km/h signs on

HAVE YOUR SAY If you have got an opinion on an issue, email your view to tom.doudney@starmedia. kiwi in 250 words or less. Buchanans Rd just prior to the intersection. Also, shouldn’t there be flashing signs on both sides of the road, to be legally enforceable? – Andy Gardner, Kirwee

• It is not surprising that the Remuneration Authority has recommended increases out of line with inflation and well above the average (Pay increases proposed for mayor, councillors, Selwyn Times April 21). I do not recall the authority ever doing anything different. What does surprise me is the deputy mayor saying councillors are not paid enough. Perhaps the solution to this is that the mayor and his deputy refuse the increases and ask that the

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ON TOP: Peter and Jenny Story, winners of the 2014 pairs competition, were presented with the Hubert Kraak Cup by Ans Kraak.

MILESTONE MARKED: Ans Kraak, left, and Francis Fox cutting the Lincoln Bridge Club’s anniversary cake.

The Lincoln Bridge Club’s two longest standing members Ans Kraak and Francis Fox cut the cake as the club marked its 40th anniversary. The club’s inaugural committee meeting was held on March 16, 1975. Originally part of the Ellesmere Country Club, it later moved to the old Lincoln Community Centre, and more recently to the Lincoln Event Centre when it opened in 2011. The club has a membership of about 50, with members coming from Leeston, Rolleston, Prebbleton and Halswell, as well as more locally in and around Lincoln. The anniversary was attended by 44 members.

Mrs Kraak is the only original member still with the club and she gave some reminiscences of the last 40 years. She has served on the committee for many years, was president from 1991 to 1999 and on her retirement from that role was elected a patron. She has donated a cup for the winners of the annual pairs competition in memory of her late husband, Hubert Kraak. The first winners of the Hubert Kraak Cup were Jenny and Peter Story. The club plays duplicate bridge on Monday afternoon and Thursday night. Beginners’ classes are held on Tuesday nights. New members are welcome


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New stores at Rolleston Square Rolleston Square is excited to announce the addition of two new stores: Rolleston Haircuts and Barrett Gane.

Rolleston Haircuts located next to Postie, specialises in haircuts for men, women and children making it the perfect place to take the family for a professional quality haircut. Owners and Rolleston residents, Kitti Molnar and Greg Scott want to provide a professional quality unisex hair-cutting service serving the needs of Rolleston people. Kitti has worked in hairdressing in Europe and New Zealand for over 15 years and has business and accounting qualifications.

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“Thanks to our family and friends helping us, we’ve been able to open the salon in a short time,” advises Greg. Opening hours for Rolleston Haircuts are: 9am-6pm, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 9am-7pm, Wednesdays; and 8am-2pm, Saturdays. No appointment is necessary.

Contact details for Rolleston Haircuts are: phone (03)347 1322; email: enquiries@; Facebook: Rolleston Haircuts; or their webpage:

The second business to open is Barrett Gane, located next to Fanzy Clothing for Kids. Barrett Gane officially opens on 1 May. Niki Barrett, assisted by co-owner Krystal Tahere, brings 18 years’ experience in the bedding and furniture business to Rolleston. Barrett Gane stock well-known trusted bed brands including Sleepmaker, Simmons Beautyrest, and Sleep Systems with mattress and base options available. Unique individual furniture pieces and accessories will include: side tables, cabinets, hall consoles and sofas with displays changing weekly.

Sundays 10am-2pm. For further information contact Niki on Rolleston Square is the complete shopping experience with: Postie, Viva La Moda, Fanzy Clothing for Kids, The Warehouse, Rolleston Florist & Gifts, Rolleston Drycleaners, Subway, Rolleston Bakery, Harcourts Rolleston, Ray White Rolleston, Coriander’s Ethnic Indian Restaurant, Monkey Spices, Rendezvous Café, BNZ Rolleston, along with Rolleston Haircuts and Barrett Gane. At Rolleston Square East there is: Countdown, Coffee Culture, Westpac, Unichem Rolleston, Rolleston Central Health, Highgate Hair, and Snap Fitness 24/7 Gym.

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What’s happening in your area? Submissions on the Council’s Long-Term Plan consultation document, Towards ‘25, are now open. This sets out our key proposals and projects for the next 10 years and how they affect your rates. We welcome submissions. Some of the local projects the Council has planned over the next 10 years are shown below. Ellesmere Ward · Begin Ellesmere area plans in 2015 to identify zones where shops, businesses and local facilities could be located in the future · Extend Southbridge Park (2016 – 2020) and extend and develop Leeston Park (2016 – 2021) · Develop a cycleway between Leeston and Doyleston (2016/17) · Upgrade Southbridge Pool changing facilities in 2015/16 · Restore cemetery pit for recreational use (2016 – 2018) · Develop a new flood diversion channel in Leeston (2015 – 2018) · Investigate providing a community centre at Leeston · Develop Dunsandel Community Centre (2015/16) Malvern Ward · Begin Malvern area plans in 2015 to identify where shops, businesses and local facilities could be located in the future · Continue developing McHughs Forest Park (2015 – 2022), including developing a loop track, installing signage and picnic tables · Develop Kirwee Domain for sports use (2022 – 2024) · Develop a cycleway from Glentunnel to Coalgate (2015/16) · Develop sports facilities at Darfield Domain and a new netball court in 2015/16 Selwyn Central Ward Meeting Rooms and · Develop a cycleway from Rolleston to Templeton (2018/19) Reception are clad in timber and concrete and are at a · Develop a new library in Rolleston to open in 2019 scale to address the public · Develop an indoor sports complex at Foster Park edge (2019/20) · Extend and develop West Melton Reserve (2015 – 2020) · Redevelop Weedons Domain in 2015 – 2017, including a new community facility, upgrade of cricket grounds and tennis courts · Extend Broadlands Drive to new High School and create a new roundabout at Springston Rolleston Road (2015 – 2017) · Develop footpath on Dunns Crossing Road in 2015/16 for children at Rolleston West school · Develop West Melton Community and Recreation Centre (2016/17) Meeting Rooms and Reception are clad in timber and concrete and are at a scale to address the public edge

Springs Ward · Possible upgrade Springs Road, Ellesmere Junction Road and Gerald Street roundabout – this is dependent on how the university and area develops and whether development contributions funding is available · Develop Prebbleton Community Centre in 2021 · Extend Prebbleton Reserve and create a new sports park (2015 – 2024) and extend Lincoln Domain (2016 – 2020) · Provide funding support for a new or upgraded community facility in Tai Tapu (2016 – 2018) · Upgrade and strengthen Rhodes Park sports pavilion in Tai Tapu (2017 – 2019)

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If you have a question about our Long-Term Plan, sessions are being held this week where you can speak to a Council staff member about the plan. Session times are at: Darfield Library - Wednesday 29 April (10am-1pm) and Saturday 2 May (9.30am-12.30pm) Leeston Library - Thursday 30 April (10am-1pm) and Saturday 2 May (9.30am-12.30pm) Lincoln Library - Thursday 30 April (4-7pm) and

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Copies of Towards ’25 and submission forms are available from Council service centres and libraries, or you can phone 347 2800 or 318 8338 to request a copy. Submissions Make a submission online at or email

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Selwyn Community Board news The Board recently held its first away meeting at the West Melton Community Hall and representatives of the local community committees were in attendance. Members were asked about the proposed underpass at West Melton and questions were asked about graveyard repairs following on from the earthquakes. Following on from the meeting, the public were invited to share a meal with the members. The Board has recently allocated a number of grants. One of the grants was to Scout members to attend the Australian Jamboree at the end of 2015. Funding was granted to an individual towards costs of attending the Interprovincial Athletics Competition at Easter. Another individual was granted funds to attend the World Archery event in Arizona in April and a further grant was made to an individual who is currently participating in the World Challenge Nepal Expedition in Nepal. The ANZAC Poppy project that the Board is facilitating has been distributed to the local primary schools and Day Club. The Board will hold its bi-annual Volunteer Awards on 17 June 2015 during the week of the Volunteer. Nominations are now open and forms are available from the Council Secretary on 347 2800. If you know of anyone who is deserving of a Volunteer Award please fill out a nomination form. We would also like to let the wider Selwyn Central community know that the Community Board has grants available to support community groups and individuals. To find out more about grants and criteria please visit

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You can still enter Selwyn Libraries competition to ‘Design Your Library Card.’ The entry period for this competition has been extended to 5pm, Friday 12 May. The theme for all designs is ‘Why I love my Library.’ Entries will be judged based on creativity, design, printability and the message communicated. Entry categories are children (5-12 years), teen (13-17 years) and adult (18+).There will also be random prize draws for each category. Entry forms can be picked up from your local Selwyn Library and are available online at

Rolleston Library Rolleston Drive, Rolleston Ph 347 2880 or 318 8338

Darfield Library & Service Centre 1 South Terrace, Darfield Ph 318 8338 or 347 2800


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The New Zealand Transport Agency has lowered the speed limit on State Highway 73 through Springfield. The change took effect from Thursday 23 April. The Transport Agency’s Highway Manager Colin Knaggs says there has been significant development in the town during the last few years which means the previous 70km/h speed limit on the highway was no longer appropriate. The new 50km/h area begins 180m south-east of Tramway Road and runs through to 265m north-west of Pall Mall Street.


TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE McLachlans Road (from the intersection with Leeston Taumutu Road to the intersection with Gullivers Road) and Gullivers Road (from the intersection of McLachlans Road to the intersection with Leeston Taumutu Road) will be closed on Sunday 3 May from 9am-5pm for the RATEC Club’s ‘Taumutu Shingle Sprint.’ During the road closures, traffic will be requested to detour along the nearest alternative route. Any queries can be directed to Joanne Harkerss on 347 2887.

Are you involved in the arts, but need some financial assistance to make your project work? The closing date for the Creative NZ Creative Communities Scheme funding applications is Friday 15 May 2015. The following grants were made from the last funding round: · Art Group of Lincoln - $1,350 towards painting workshop costs · Kirwee Players Inc - $2,471 towards ‘Grease’ production costs · Joanna Preston - $519 towards introduction to poetry writing workshop costs · Malvern School of Music $405 towards costs of violin masterclasses for senior students For more information phone 347 2708 or email

FOSTER DOG PARK USE The Foster Dog Park will be closed on 2 and 3 May, between 9am-3pm for Canine Good Citizen Assessments. Members of the public are welcome to come and watch this event, but

DOG MICROCHIPPING If your dog was first registered after 30 June 2006 and is not a working dog, the law requires

them to be microchipped. This free monthly service is available on Friday 1 May at: · Leeston: 9-9.30am · Darfield: 10.15-10.45am · Rolleston: 11.30am-12pm · Lincoln: 12.45-1.15pm Please note: · All clinics last for only 30 minutes · The Rolleston venue is in Norman Kirk Drive, other venues are outside libraries · Microchipping will not take place if wet. If you have any questions, please contact Tracey Wheeler on 347 2800 or 318 8338. MOBILE LIBRARY TIMETABLE Wednesday 29 April Arthur’s Pass 11.30am-12.30pm Castle Hill 1.40-2pm Springfield 3-3.30pm Thursday 30 April Council Headquarters Rolleston 12.45-1.45pm Cat’s Pyjamas Rolleston 1.30-2pm Rolleston First Learners 2.10-2.40pm Monday 4 May Burnham Montessori 11-11.30am Tuesday 5 May Kirwee School 10.45-11.30am Cat’s Pyjamas West Melton 12.15-12.45pm West Melton School 12.45-1.30pm West Melton Learning Centre 1.30-1.50pm West Melton Church 1.50-2.20pm




COUNCIL AND COMMUNITY BOARDS Unless otherwise stated all of these meetings will be held at the Rolleston Council Building. Selwyn Waihora Zone Committee Tue 5 May 1pm Representation Review Sub-committee Tue 5 May, 3pm Audit & Risk Subcommittee Wed 6 May 3pm Road Safety Committee Thurs 7 May 9.30am Selwyn District Council Water Race Sub-committee Mon 11 May 1.30pm Council Meeting Wed 13 May 1pm Followed by a public Citizenship Ceremony at 6.30pm

Leeston Library & Service Centre High Street, Leeston Ph 347 2820 or 318 8338

Industrial Park Project Team Monday 18 May, 3pm, Izone Visitors Centre – changed from 7 May Because of commercial sensitivity, the public may be excluded from part of or all of the meeting. Enquiries to Property and Commercial Manager, Douglas Marshall Malvern Hills Rural Water Supply Sub-committee Thurs 14 May 8.30am Darfield Library/Service Centre Hororata/Acheron Rural Water Supply Sub-committee Thurs 14 May 10.30am Darfield Library/Service Centre LOCAL COMMITTEES/ ASSOCIATIONS Darfield Recreation & Community Centre Committee Mon 4 May 7.30pm, Darfield Recreation Centre Doyleston Community Committee Wed 13 May 7.30pm, Osborne Park Pavilion Dunsandel Community Committee Wed 29 Apr 7.30pm, Dunsandel Sports Centre Ellesmere Reserve Board Thurs 14 May 7.30pm, Leeston Library Community Room Kirwee Recreation Reserve Management Committee Mon 11 May 7.30pm, Kirwee Reserve Pavilion

Ladbrooks Community Hall Committee Fri 8 May 7.45pm Ladbrooks Community Centre Leeston Community Committee Mon 4 May 7.30pm Leeston Library Community Room Lincoln Community Committee Mon 11 May 7.30pm Lincoln Events Centre Prebbleton Public Hall Society Inc. Mon 11 May 7.30pm Prebbleton Hall Supper Room Rolleston Community Centre Committee Thurs 30 Apr 7pm Rolleston Community Centre Rolleston Residents Association Inc. Mon 4 May 7.30pm Rolleston Community Centre Guest speaker attending to update on issues facing NZ Police Springfield Township Committee Tue 5 May 7.30pm, Tawera Hall Tawera Memorial Hall Committee Thurs 7 May 7.30pm, Tawera Hall Weedons Reserve Committee Mon 11 May 7.30pm Weedons Reserve Pavilion Whitecliffs Township & Domain Committee Mon 11 May 7.30pm Glentunnel Hall

Lincoln Library & Service Centre Gerald Street, Lincoln Ph 347 2875 or 318 8338

Lincoln Events Centre, 10am Professor Steve Wratten will talk on ecology and mono cultures. He runs a research programme on biodiversity ecosystems services and sustainable agriculture

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MEETINGS Public Forums: Council, Community Board and local committee meetings are open to the public. Time is available at the start of meetings for people to speak on matters of concern. Please notify Bernadette Ryan (Council), Kate Anderson (Community Boards) or your local committee at least three days before the meeting. Township, Hall and Reserve Committees: To list or make changes to meeting details, email meeting.changes@selwyn.govt. nz or phone 347 2800 or 318 8338 by 9am Wednesday the week before publication.

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Lincoln Grand Pumpkin Competition Gerald Street, 10am-1pm Enter your prize pumpkin in categories heaviest, ugliest, best looking and best dressed. Bring entries between 9.30-10.30am. With music, baking and crafts.




Mahoe Reserve Working Bee Boundary Road, Lincoln, 2pm Please bring extra spades as students from the USA are helping. For information phone 329 5858 or email Next working bee: 7 June




Selwyn Timebank Information Lincoln Library, 10am Friendly drop in session to talk about time banking




The Art of Breadmaking Lincoln Event Centre, 7pm Free workshop with ingredients provided. Booking essential, phone 325 7062


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Tuesday April 28 2015


Returning to work After An injury? Whether or not the injury happened at work

• Liffey exhibition A new exhibition opening at Lincoln’s Down By The Liffey Gallery tomorrow will focus on getting on with life after the earthquakes. ‘Cracking On’, featuring the work of Maria Lee, Cecilia Freire de Mance and Alan Gunn will run until May 24. The gallery is open from Wednesday to Sunday, 10am-4pm.

Some people mistakenly believe that rest and reduced activity (including time off work) will accelerate or help recovery after an injury – largely because of an historical and incorrect concept that extended bed rest and/or immobilisation helps to heal injuries, relieve pain, and recover patient function. However, evidence now clearly indicates that prolonged rest may be harmful – that it not only delays recovery and increases the risk of chronic pain, but increases the risk of adverse complications from prolonged inactivity Many people also believe that work and workplaces are dangerous for people who are temporarily impaired. But there is evidence that the contrary is true: it is healthier to be at work than at home when recovering from the effects of injury. Ideally, injured workers should remain in their preinjury roles or return to them as soon as possible. A prolonged period of incapacity may cause them to lose their jobs, making it more difficult to re-enter the workforce. Some people will need to readjust to work with a permanent impairment, while others may suffer such severe effects from their injuries that they can’t return to work at all. However, where injuries are minor and self-limiting, the effects of unemployment are likely to far outweigh the effects of the injuries themselves. In addition, the longer someone is off work, the less likely they are to return. Physiotherapy New Zealand was one of the signatories to the recent consensus statement on the health benefits of work. Physiotherapists are some of the key providers of the ACC Stay at Work programmes, working closely with the GP and employer to achieve a sustainable return to work. The role of a return to work provider is to assess the clients work situation, and in context with the nature of their injury, specialist requirements, workplace health and safety requirements and medical certification is to establish a return to work pathway that ensures a safe and sustainable return to work for the client.

• Renting in New Zealand A free information session for people who have moved from overseas to live in Selwyn will focus on renting in New Zealand. The session will be held at Lincoln & Districts Community Care, 16 Lyttelton St, on Friday, 5.30-8.30pm. Attendees will learn about legal requirements, paperwork, landlords’ responsibilities, tenants’ protection and their own obligations. Childcare will be available. People are asked to bring some food to share with others. Food from your own country would be welcome.

What does the assessor do? To carry out a workplace assessment the assessor will: • •

Analyse the demands of your job Assess your work environment, including the equipment and tools you use • Help identify potential suitable duties • Recommend modifications or equipment to help with ongoing injury-related needs • Assess your injury to decide if you need any other support to return to work • Suggest a timeframe for returning to your usual job • Identify barriers to return to work and make recommendations on how to address these. To help gather this information, the assessor will meet with you and your employer.

• Selwyn Gallery exhibition The Selwyn Gallery will have some new work on show from this Friday: Paintings by Stephanie McEwin and collage and paint assemblages by Sarah KentishBarnes. Ms McEwin is a figurative painter, currently interested in the subject of ‘bathers’. This exhibition, entitled Good Vibrations, references Slim Aarons’ famous photographs from the 1960s, as well as other favourite sources, including family photos and bathing images from multimedia. Last year, Ms McEwin won first place in the Christchurch Art Show and has since won scholarships to complement her studies. Ms Kentish-Barnes is a mixedmedia artist. Trained as a printmaker, she applies the printmaking ethos of layering to whichever medium she uses. In this exhibition, entitled Post hoc ergo propter hoc, Ms Kentish-Barnes uses paint and col-

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lage to explore the consequences of action and the inevitability of process. She has exhibited many times in New Zealand and America and also teaches art.

• Pumpkin competition The Lincoln Farmers and Craft Market will hold its annual Grand Pumpkin Competition on Saturday, on the green off Gerald St. Pumpkins can be entered in any of several categories such as heaviest, ugliest and best looking. Those who want to get creative can enter their pumpkin in the best-dressed category which has adult and children sections. Budding master chefs can enter the best pumpkin baked goods competition. Also on the day, there will be music, crafts local produce and baking. Pumpkin competition entries can be registered between 9.30 -10.30am. Prizes will be given out at noon. See lincolnmarket for more details. • A Midsummer Night’s Dream Lincoln High School’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be performed on Tuesday, next week, 7.30pm, in the school hall. Tickets are $5 from the school office with door sales subject to availability.

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Basketballer has focus on US BY TOM DOUDNEY

POISED: Angus McWilliam wants to play college basketball in the United States.

Eighteen months of getting up at 4.20am and a tonne of hard work have paid off for a 6ft 7in (2.04m) teenager who dreams of playing college basketball in the United States. Angus McWilliam, 15, has been selected for the Mainland Eagles basketball team and their educational tour of the United States in December. To achieve his goal of playing college basketball in the United States he is currently studying not only for NCEA in New Zealand but for the SAT exams which are part of American college entry requirements. Angus, who lives near Darfield, has been playing since he was eight and has been representing Canterbury at age group level for several years. He has been part of the Canterbury Basketball Academy for the last 18 months and in January found out he had been picked in the Mainland Eagles – a selection of talented young players from around the South Island. Angus said the United States trip was something he had had his eyes on but thought he would be lucky to achieve in year 13, let alone now. When he got the email saying he had been picked, he couldn’t believe his eyes.

REACHING FOR IT: Angus McWilliam uses his height to his advantage. “I could hardly sleep that night. I mean its not like you get these opportunities often, I was over the moon,” he said. Being part of the academy has meant not only getting up early for training four times a week but giving up nearly every social activity, from spending time with friends to family birthdays, so that he can train on Saturdays and Sundays. For the last three years, Angus has played for two teams a year. At his high school, Middleton Grange, he plays for both the under 17 and under 20 teams with players who are often three or

four years older than him. He also referees and coaches basketball on Friday and Saturday nights to earn money to help save his parents some of the fees associated with his heavy commitment to the sport. His busy schedule has limited his ability to fundraise for the trip which is expected to cost him $6000. Angus is in the process of signing up with College Recruiting in order to make himself visible to American college coaches and potentially secure an athletic scholarship. The Mainland Eagles pro-

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gramme is specifically intended to help South Island basketball players get into the United States college system. The team will play several tournaments which will develop their skills and give them exposure to college recruiting scouts. The team will also watch the San Antonio Spurs play in an NBA game and see a training and season game of the Runnin Rebels from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. College basketball is often seen as a stepping stone to the National Basketball Association competition. “As a kid I always dreamed of sinking the game-winning shot or throwing down the fast break dunk in the NBA Finals, and today that dream remains still very much at the front of my mind,” Angus said. “I know my chances of making the NBA are very slim but then I think ‘why not?’ Steven Adams has done it and Tai Wynyard is aspiring to achieve the same goal, so why can’t I? All I have to keep in mind right now is just keep training hard and reaching for my dreams.” Angus was also a promising football player, representing Canterbury at age group level before giving it up to focus on basketball.

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Sally Rossiter – nutritionist The Shape Shifters are changing their lifestyles and changing their shape! It’s so neat to be a part of this. I work with people to help them change their behaviour towards food and physical activity. What’s really neat to hear is the change in the way the Shape Shifters are talking. They are excited about going to the gym and being regularly active. They also talk about food differently. They are comfortable and food isn’t controlling them, they are in control of what they eat and of their choices. Not rigid control such as you would expect with a strict ‘diet’, but flexible control, able to make a healthy choice most of the time. We are so lucky to have the Lincoln University Rec Centre and the Franks Brothers Selwyn gym involved. The Lincoln Rec Centre and the experience and passion of personal trainers, Penelope, Jean and Chris, are fantastic and making a huge difference to the people they are working with. It’s great to see the positive change they have inspired. In addition, the classes that the gym offers means there is a good variety and something for everyone. Everyone at the Lincoln Rec Centre makes you feel welcome and comfortable and encouraged.

gym. Grant has done an amazing job with his crew of Shape Shifters and it’s so nice to hear the excitement and commitment that they have developed from working with Grant and Lisa. CrossFit is an exciting addition to the gym and with brand new equipment and a new look, it is dynamite. The neat thing about the gym is its community feel and in addition to CrossFit, Franks Brothers Selwyn offers a variety of courses with something for everyone. Contact me or the gyms if you would like to start your own journey.

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Our nutritionist Sally has been supportive in understanding what works and what doesn’t for me. I haven’t really given up anything. It is more about balancing and often substituting or tweaking ingredients so I (we) can enjoy our favourite dishes, and being aware of what I am eating and of course how much (portion size). My goals for the first month incorporated drinking more water, eating fruit - I have found an amazing smoothie that I thoroughly enjoy each morning - and being mindful of what foods I eat and when – and yes having a fat day is okay! My exercise has increased not because I have to, but because I want to. Slowing down has always been hard for me, and putting everyone and everything else first became the norm. I have just started finding time for “me”, which I have needed. In summary I have noticed positive changes, which are easy and manageable. The weekly catch-ups keep me on track also.

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ell it’s been about eight weeks now since we started the Shape Shifters programme. The first four to six weeks appeared a breeze. We were all very keen and eager visiting the gym regularly, pounding the treadmills and row machines religiously as a warm up prior to lifting a few weights which Simon at the Lincoln Uni Rec centre had organised for us as a program. Even adjusting our intake and quantity of food seemed to be going well. Using tools and food groups which Sally had supplied made it all easier to tell yourself do I really need this. The leftovers on the kid’s plates are getting a wide berth, which was hard to pass up before, going in the bin, (it’s hard changing habits of a lifetime) but hey what I have learned so far is that small sacrifices today will pay off in the long run. Those late shifts snacks have gone from, “yum a butter chicken pie at the BP service station would be nice right now” to “oh that’s right I’ve got a banana and hummus and crackers in my work bag”, and that’s why it is so important to be organised if you are trying to lose weight.


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was thrilled to be selected as part of the Shape Shifters Group for Selwyn. On meeting with them all in February we have a common goal and all for different reasons. What is inspiring is “one boot doesn’t fit everyone” so we all have our own program. I had my challenge set for 2015 which has been made easier now with the expertise of a nutritionist, personal trainer and a gym membership. After having photos taken and seeing where I am at now, it makes me even more determined, albeit that I am older, it may take longer for me to achieve my goal. With great support from the family and fabulous friends, I kick-started this six-month programme. The direction and support from the Shape Shifters team has helped set up strategies to reach my weekly personal goals. The key for me is making “small changes” and being able to look at each day knowing what I did right versus wrong and how I felt.

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Portion size and planning meals and food in between meals so that you don’t grab the wrong type of food, is what I have learned most so far - and hey, I have had some days where I eat the wrong things but not as often as I used to. The exercise is coming along nicely and I am really enjoying that. I am definitely getting fitter and hopefully stronger to the point where I feel guilty if I don’t do something everyday even if it is just a walk around the block. The key now is to keep it going and change from a ‘see’ food diet to actually looking at what’s actually going in my mouth.

Justin Kitto

’m now six weeks into the Shape Shifters program and it has been a bit of a rollercoaster, with some things going well, some things improving and some things that need to be tackled. Up until six weeks ago I was going to the gym, but due to work commitments and laziness I was lucky to get in three days a week. Now I’m getting up to five sessions in a week. During this time I’ve been going to see Grant at Franks Brothers Selwyn which has been fantastic. Grant pushes you just far enough to push the boundary, but not so far as to hate the process. I’m now at the point where I am getting fitter and stronger, blown out the cobwebs and I now want to exercise. One of my major downfalls has been travel for work. While away I often have a cooked breakfast, a catered lunch, meals out, which include a couple of beers and dessert. All this catering and temptation resulted in the scales trending up. To get around this, I have found a few strategies such as no more take-a-ways for dinner,

cut down on the beer at dinner, only have dessert every second night and don’t go back for seconds at lunch time. For the next few weeks I am going to focus on reducing my sugar intake, which is still far too high.

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Diminishing returns Karen Pasco


wouldn’t exactly call it a derailment, just maybe the train was diverted to another station for the past two weeks – a journey which saw an increase in bottom sitting and lack of movement. I’m talking about the impact of school holidays, combined with working from home plus trying to squeeze in the exercise. My personal trainer Penelope Sole at the Lincoln University Recreation Centre, had already given me strategies to eliminate this as an excuse. They involved a trampoline, a dining room chair and a table leg. Sounds exciting but I can assure you anyone witnessing this combination of exercises would likely turn their head away quickly! These were simple exercises that didn’t require a lot of time, just a time specific burst of energy to get the heart rate up and the fat burning. But did I follow this contingency plan? No, I did not. I dug my head in the sand and used it as an excuse. However there are some important lessons I have learned from these two weeks. Firstly, I am a group exercise person. I like to exercise around other people – often their vigour and energy provide me with motivation. This is probably why I really enjoy the exercise classes at the Lincoln University Rec Centre so much – even though at times this 40-plus body looks slightly out of place with the 18 to 20-yearolds with their tight buns and perky bits as we join in Penelope’s Body Attack class. Secondly, just because I had two weeks

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hape Shifters is going great guns at Franks Brothers Selwyn – I can’t thank my participants enough in their efforts and commitment to the program. They are all working very hard and get pushed to the limit every time they walk through the doors. It’s a great challenge for me as a coach, as everyone is different and they need to be all motivated and tested in different ways. They are starting to see results after two months of work and the change you see physically and mentally is a great credit to them - I’m only the drill sergeant. Great work, team!

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of exercise downturn doesn’t mean I have wrecked everything I have done thus far. I was really careful with what I ate...most of the time (apart from a leftover Easter chocolate and peppermint cheesecake that was calling from the fridge). Sally always gives great guidance in the 80 per cent/20 per cent rule. As long as you are eating really well (healthily) for 80 per cent of the time, then you are probably doing okay. I am now back into the full swing of resuming the normal programme. So those poor young girls will just have to put up with me and my wobbly bits for a long time to come.

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qualified REPS registered Personal Trainer, Jean has been with us at the Lincoln University Recreation Centre for over two years. This year, Jean has chosen to continue to develop her skills by starting an internship with the Lincoln University Sports Scholarship Programme. Both Penelope and Jean are really excited to be on this six-month journey with our Selwyn Shapeshifters. Jean explains that “over the last two months I have enjoyed spending time with Amber, she has shown great determination and is always keen to give anything a go. I feel privileged she chose me to guide and motivate her to reach

her goals. We are both looking forward to October, she has a special event with her partner and would love to fit back into her favourite pink dress with confidence”.


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Your family won’t turn their noses up at chops when you present this clever combination, and the butter bean mash could even be a healthy vegetarian meal on its own. Ingredients 1 Lemon, finely grated rind and juice 2 Tbsp Fresh rosemary, chopped 4 Pork chops, trimmed of fat 700g Potatoes, peeled and quartered 400g Butter beans 2 Tbsp Sun-dried tomatoes, finely chopped, in oil


Serves 4 Kecap manis (sweet soy sauce) is available at Asian stores and some supermarkets.

2 Tbsp Brown sugar ⅓ cup Kecap manis ½ cup Water 2 Tbsp Lemon juice ½ cup Mint leaves

Ingredients 2 Tbsp Oil 2 Onions, sliced 600g Boneless chicken thighs, cut into thirds 1 Red chilli, sliced

Directions Heat the oil in a wok or frying pan until hot. Add the onions and stir for 1 minute or until they are slightly browned. Add chicken and chilli and stir-fry for a further

2 minutes until the chicken starts to brown. Add the sugar and stir through for 30 seconds, then add the kecap manis and water and continue to cook for 5-8 minutes until chicken is cooked and the sauce starts to thicken. Stir through the lemon juice and mint. Serve with steamed rice and a green vegetable.

Directions Heat the grill to medium-high. Mix the lemon zest and juice with the chopped rosemary, pour over the pork (trimmed of fat) and leave for 10 minutes to infuse. Season and place under the grill for 15 minutes until cooked, turning once and spooning over more marinade. Meanwhile, bring a pan of salted water to the boil, add the potatoes and cook for 10 minutes. Stir in the drained beans and cook for a further 3 minutes. Drain, mash together with the sun-dried tomatoes (finely chopped and in oil) and 1/4 cup of cooking water, then serve with the pork and some steamed green beans.

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rant Ross has always been passionate about health and fitness. While still continuing his rugby career, he obtained a Sports Science degree at university and it was while he was overseas working as a sports and conditioning coach for a professional AFL team when he was introduced to CrossFit. After returning to New Zealand, the opportunity came up to buy the gym on Jones Road with his business partner Michael Baker, and they decided it would be great to offer the people of Selwyn all the benefits of the CrossFit programme. Grant had played rugby against the Franks brothers, Ben and Owen, so he had a chat to them about opening under the Franks Brothers banner in Rolleston. Now, Grant and Michael, who are also passionate about the great benefits of CrossFit and the Franks Brothers’ ideals, have opened Franks Brothers Selwyn on Jones Rd, Rolleston. “What’s great about CrossFit is that it really relates to people of all levels. It works just as well for elite sports people as it does for someone who just wants to get fitter, healthier and stronger,” says Grant. “We all work together as a community of members during each class. This means you get the benefit of the encouragement and healthy competition of being in a training group while also getting the one-on-one attention of having a coach to make sure you are working to your optimum as well as getting the technique right.” “What Ben and Owen do is terrific. You work hard and do the right thing to get the results you desire.” The gym will be open 24/7 for members and will offer CrossFit classes as well as spin, pilates, boxing, yoga, personal trainers, classes for kids, senior citizens and mums with bubs, sports and conditioning training for sports teams. All members will have the benefit of access to a qualified nutritionist and qualified sports and conditioning coach.

There will also be discounts for all registered players of the Ellesmere Rugby Competition, and Grant is happy to talk to any businesses about corporate fitness training. Grant is all about community. He played rugby in the Ellesmere competition and has coached the Ellesmere u18 and Canterbury Country u15 sides. He is a strength and conditioning coach for rugby teams currently playing in the Ellesmere competition. So the most important thing for him and Michael is ensuring all members of the community feel comfortable in making Franks Brothers Selwyn their place. “You don’t have to be fit for CrossFit – that’s the reason you come. We’re not exclusive, we’re inclusive – open to everybody. With CrossFit, no one fails and no one gets left behind. Everyone is an athlete trying to work hard at making themselves healthier. ”

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This may not sound like the elite CrossFit athletes you have heard about or seen on ESPN. The truth is, most of the members are everyday people and they’ve all changed

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ll Blacks’ Ben and Owen Franks have been making an impact on and off the rugby field for many years. Their rigourous dedication to being the best they can be is evident on the field when playing top level rugby, with the CrossFit system they use in their Franks Brothers gyms being an integral part of maintaining their top performance. But it’s not only their lives that they have changed. Franks Brothers has also been the catalyst in changing the lives of hundreds of people. Training at a Franks Brothers gym not only gets people fitter, healthier, stronger and helps them lose weight, but it makes them better at their chosen sport. This doesn’t just entail top level sportsman either. Even if you’re a weekend warrior on the netball courts, soccer pitches, tennis courts, cycling or if multi-sport is your preferred choice, then Franks Brothers can help you be the best you can be at your dedicated pastime. Members are supported and encouraged by the community of coaches and other

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Tasks for the cooler temperatures

There is always plenty to do in the winter garden and it’s a much more pleasant time to be working outdoors than during the heat. Here are some timely tasks for winter: Lawn care in winter Grasses will stay a better green if they are fed with a good quality lawn fertiliser. Many weeds establish themselves in the lawn when it’s weakened by cold. Examples are Onehunga weed, cotula, clover, hydrocotyle and creeping oxalis. Moss in lawns can be spot sprayed. Winter’s the ideal time to lime the lawn to keep the soil sweet and the grasses happy. Winter pest and disease control Treat caterpillars on winter veges with low toxic sprays. Check for borers in trees. Clear away debris and spray exposed holes. Spray deciduous plants with lime sulphur after their leaves fall. This helps clean up fungal spores and some insect pests. Do the same (lime sulphur) to roses immediately after pruning. Watch for aphids on new growth in late winter. Winter pruning tips Cut out old canes from multiplestemmed plants like abelia and buddleia. Prune deciduous plants (such as crepe myrtles). Don’t, however, prune spring bloomers or you’ll prevent

SWEET: Fertilise your lawn to enrich its colour. Right: Camelias prefer an acidic soil them from flowering in spring. In late winter cut back gardenias and hibiscus. Prune most roses in mid-to-late winter. Prune hydrangeas but only cut the stems that have flowered. Camelia season Winter is the height of camel-

Autumn Tidy Up This month is a great time to focus on getting everything tidied up for the winter months ahead. Here are some tasks that can be done now:  Rake up leaves off the lawn and pathways

lia season and the camellia that is best-loved by traditionalists is the japonica camellia. There are more than 200 named varieties of japonica camellias with blooms in shades of pink, white and red. How to grow japonica camellias Japonicas need light shade to

flower and grow well. In full sunlight their leaves will burn and the flowers will be very short-lived. Try to choose a spot that receives dappled light but is protected from the early morning sun. Sun striking the buds in the morning can contribute to a problem called



 Treat paths for moss and slime so they aren’t so slippery and dangerous


 Roll up and store away hoses so they don’t get damaged by frosts


 Send your mower in to get the blades sharpened


 Sharpen the blades on your loppers and secateurs


 Pull out any summer annuals and dig over the ground

 Tend to any areas that pool in winter  Make a bird feeder – the birds will love you for it! Handy tip If the soil is too wet, don’t work on it. This will cause more damage than good. Just leave it until it dries up a bit!

balling which means that the flowers fail to open. Soil for camellias Camellias prefer an acidic soil that contains plenty of organic matter. A mixture of old leaves and milled cow manure can be dug into the soil before planting.

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All about aphids Andrew Maloy explores the intricacies of the ubiquitous aphid UBIQUITOUS: “Being or seeming to be everywhere at once”. It’s an appropriate description for these insects which are often referred to as greenfly. There are reported to be 120 or so species of aphids in New Zealand, and they come in a wide range of colours including various shades of green, yellow, brown, black and grey. They are soft-bodied insects, with the pearshaped adults being usually around 3mm long, with spindly legs. They feed on a wide range of plants by poking their needle-like mouthparts into the sapstream of soft, new growth (both stems and leaves) and directing the sweet sugar-laden sap into their digestive system. The waste product of this process comes out their rear ends as ‘honeydew’, drops of clear, sugary liquid which is a source of nutrition for ants and other insects. Ants collect honeydew and take it back to their nests to feed their young, and will protect aphid colonies from predators much as farmers protect their cows. Honeydew dripping from aphids can also encourage unsightly black sooty mould fungus to grow over leaves and stems. Aphids have an intriguing life cycle in which the males of the species play a minor, or virtually nonexistent, role. Many aphid populations consist solely of females which give birth to live young without the need

A healthy colony of green aphids on a tender new rose shoot.

Aphids on a hibiscus flower bud, with ants collecting honeydew.

Black aphids infesting a dahlia bloom.

for fertilisation, a process is known as parthenogenesis. Another point of interest is that when a population has plenty of room to expand and no shortage of food, all the young are wingless. High population density or a scarcity of food triggers the birth of winged young, which will leave home to start new colonies elsewhere. Adult female aphids can produce several young each day, and within a short period of time these offspring also start reproducing with the result that large populations can build up very quickly. If you look closely, or use a magnifying glass, you can

actually see large ‘mother’ aphids surrounded by their offspring. You may even see young aphids being born. Once there is a good population of aphids in your garden, you will also start to get insects that love to eat or parasitise them. Several species of ladybirds and their larvae feed on aphids, as do lacewing and hoverfly larvae, and insectfeeding birds like silvereyes. Several fungal diseases affect aphids and it’s quite common, on some plants, to see groups of dead aphids that have succumbed to fungal infection, especially in cool, damp weather. If there are not enough natural predators to control

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How far can you go on a tank of petrol?

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The end of the first tank.


hanks to Peugeot, recently my wife and I drove the length of State Highway 1 in their new 308 Active hatch to see just how far we could go on one tank of petrol, 53 litres. Now just before Christmas, I extolled the virtues of fuel efficient driving, so this was a test to see if the theories were right! Okay, I hear some will say he’ll drive like a ‘nana,’ (no offence to any of the lovely nanas I know), well much to the contrary where the car needed ‘welly’, it’s got it. Where it didn’t, we cruised in the sweet spot, around 98kph as you would. Mind you, there are a few drivers in Dunedin who would attest to just how quick this small engine is – a PureTech 1.2 litre, three cylinder turbo with six speed auto could pull away at the lights! Our five-and-a-half day trip saw stops in Rolleston, Dunedin, Invercargill, Oamaru and Kaikoura with plenty of breaks in between. Interestingly, on day two, we had to contend with two houses being shifted, one south of Oamaru and the other at Edendale in Southland right outside what must be one of the largest dairy factories around. The further south you go, the more the

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undulations. Coming in to Dunedin was a real test for the steadiness of the right foot. The Kilmog and motorway into the city are rather steep in places, the climbs

quite long. South of Dunedin, the road rises and falls with regularity, some steep, a good run down the other side helped economy. After filling in Blenheim, we


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didn’t have to look for a pump again until about 10km south of Balclutha on the way back up the island. We achieved our goal of equalling or beating Peugeot’s figure of 5.2l/100km for the Active 308. We returned 4.8l/100km on the first tank, covering 1103km. Our overall score after 1887km was 5.1l/100km. I guess it goes to prove that using sensible techniques when driving show that it’s entirely possible to achieve good fuel economy figures no matter what the terrain is like. A quick reminder of some of the driving techniques: • Look well ahead so you can anticipate. • Have the tyres correctly adjusted. • Use inertia where able and don’t overload. • Caress the brakes, don’t stomp on them, and use them judiciously. • Ensure your vehicle is well-tuned. • Keep up to speed; slowing unnecessarily uses fuel because the inertia lost has to be regained. • Drive smoothly and reduce the need to brake in a reactionary way or accelerate aggressively. • Be aware of how much you are pressing the accelerator.

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Lighting definitely needs to be really effective as the days draw in and we spend more time driving in darker conditions. Newland’s have replacement bulbs that will really ‘brighten up your night’ from Hella and Narva. These bulbs are more powerful than standard lights, ‘up speccing’ your lighting with replacement bulbs for night time and early morning vision gain is sensible. Having the team at Newlands Auto Electrical check your air conditioning system (they’ve got three trucks with air conditioning checking and regassing gear on board for commercial and industrial jobs) just makes sense. Getting headlight bulbs replaced now can help save problems as darker conditions prevail.

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e’ve all had the problem of a steamed up windscreen. With the sun beginning to lower as winter approaches, especially in the morning, keeping your windscreen clear is a must. The best demisting solution is to use your air conditioning! We usually think air conditioning for cooling, but many are not aware that it also works when the heater is on. The air conditioner, in conjunction with the heater, produces hot, dry air helping to dry moisture in the car. Turn the air conditioner on to high and direct the airflow to the windscreen. This can quickly help evaporate the water vapour that has condensed on the screen; air conditioning in your vehicle is the fastest solution to clear forward vision. Refrigerant circulates throughout the system indefinitely. But unlike your domestic refrigerator, an automotive air conditioner does have a lot of external factors that can cause a system to operate poorly or lose efficiency such as vibrations and continuous expansion and contraction of hoses and pipes. It is recommended that your air conditioning system is serviced every two to three years. It’s not a lengthy job, usually around 30 minutes for a check and re-gassing again about a 30 minute job. During a routine service done at Newlands Auto Electrical, the receiver drier, which is a canister containing desiccant, is replaced and the system is pulled into a deep vacuum. This effectively “boils off ” any moisture left so the system can be re-gassed as needed. If this service is not done, the receiver drier could eventually become saturated and unable to remove further moisture. You’ll know if there’s a leak in the system because it won’t cool things down. You will need to take the vehicle to a specialist repairer such as Newlands and have the system pressure tested and assessed properly. Just gassing up the system without repairing the leak will eventually cause more extensive and expensive damage.

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Rolleston 105 Renoir Drive

Situated in the heart of Rolleston, close to the shops & bus routes, yet in a private location down a ROW off Renoir Drive, this property definitely offers ‘location, location, location’. Add to this a modern, beautifully maintained 4 bedroom home, that provides excellent family accommodation, plus a fabulous back garden to enjoy & excellent off street parking for a boat or caravan, and you have the winning combination here. The home oozes a warmth & charm from the interconnecting living rooms & stylish kitchen through to the 4 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms that will make you feel ‘at home’ the moment you enter so, if this meets your needs, we recommend early action.

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Dunsandel 25 Hororata Dunsandel Road

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Negotiations over $529,000 View Sunday 1.00pm - 1.30pm ID# RLL21924

Sarah Booth 027 527 8258 ‘Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733

Buy now and reap the benefits later on this 3.6 ha block situated in the heart of the popular little township of Dunsandel. Zoned L1, there is potential for future development (subject to resource consents), or to create your own lifestyle or possibly land bank for the future - The choice is yours! Dunsandel offers a great Primary School, tennis courts and sports fields and the land is within walking distance of the local shops and cafe. Come and experience the best of living in a county town, while only being a short drive from all the main amenities of Rolleston. Deadline Sale 2pm Thursday 14th May ( not selling prior ).

Rolleston 1179 Goulds Road

Built by Today Homes with quality fittings, the lovely kitchen is well appointed with views out to the fully fenced back yard. The sunny dining & living flow easily to a large patio & the lovely landscaped gardens, including a wooden playhouse for the younger members of your family. The separate lounge is a welcome addition to any family looking for that extra space to spread out in & all 4 bedrooms are all of good size. The bathrooms are all fully tiled in sleek and modern colours and not to be forgotten, a much desired separate laundry. Sale Negotiations over $549,000 View By Appointment ID# RLL21914 Angela Hunt 021 548 777 Brendan ‘Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733

Rolleston 31 Stern Crescent

This 234sqm linea home has been designed & built to a high standard. The features include a designer kitchen with stone benchtops, twin ovens, generous walk in pantry & gas hobs; 2 interconnecting living rooms that flow seamlessly to a fully landscaped 700sqm, & a separate lounge with gas fire. In addition, there are 4 bedrooms, master with tiled bathroom, & a large study/5th bedroom. There is also a heat pump, undertile heating in both bathrooms, gas hot water, LED lighting, a study nook & separate laundry Sale Negotiations over $629,000 View By Appointment ID# RLL21925 Leesa Barrie 027 947 1200 Brendan ‘Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733

Dunsandel 1382 Tramway Road

This small lifestyle property of approx 2.5 acres needs to be viewed! You will enjoy the great indoor/outdoor flow from the main living area and master bedroom out to the mature garden with lots of established trees and stunning roses. The man of the house will be impressed with the large workshop with 3 phase power & the 3 tidy well fenced paddocks. With Winter fast approaching, inside the log burner will keep you cosy and warm. The bathroom has recently been renovated & the house fully repainted outside. Sale Negotiations over $579,000 View By Appointment ID# RLL21913 Angela Hunt 021 548 777 Brendan ‘Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733

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For Sale

Deadline Sale - 2pm, Thursday 14 May View By Appointment ID# RLL21915

Angela Hunt 021 548 777 ‘Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733

Rolleston 8 Marlowe Place

This 4 bedroom home is spacious, at around 203m2 and full of character, giving a warm and homely feel the moment you enter. Offering an easy living lifestyle with a well-appointed open plan kitchen, dining and living area. This tidy property is tastefully decorated throughout, benefits from double glazing, good storage and the all-important heat pumps to maintain an ambient temperature all year long. The 704m2 mature section has been cleverly designed, plus a handy veggie patch for those with green thumbs! Sale Negotiations over $509,000 View By Appointment ID# RLL21888 Leisa Webster 027 722 5537

Rolleston 11 Cressida Close

This generous 3 bedroom home offers a cosy separate lounge to relax in, open plan kitchen/ dining/living which opens out to a sunny outdoor living and entertaining area. The master bedroom boasts a walk in wardrobe & ensuite for the owners to retreat to, while the other bedrooms are serviced by the main bathroom & separate toilet. The large section is a big attraction, down a ROW on a cul de sac, this gives a sense of peaceful privacy, while there is plenty of space for parking up the trailer, the boat, the caravan and then some. Sale Negotiations over $485,000 View By Appointment ID# RLL21860 Dwayne Bloomfield 021 163 9874 Emma George 027 555 0568

Rolleston 199 Lowes Road

This 2 year old home is well positioned to take full advantage of its 915m2 grounds. The kitchen has plenty of counter space, a sizable walk in pantry & a 90cm gas cooker. The main living enjoys the benefit of a natural integrated log fire & is offset by a separate lounge. There is also a study nook, neatly tucked behind folding doors. Sleeping arrangements are catered for with 4 double bedrooms including a walk-in robe & ensuite in the master. Internal access from the double garage & a separate laundry, complete this charming home. Sale $649,000 View Sunday 3.00pm - 3.30pm ID# RLL21909 Brendan ‘Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733 Sarah Booth 027 527 8258


Tuesday April 28 2015


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Emma George Licensee Salesperson Business Owner 027 555 0568

Brendan ‘Big Red’ Shefford Licensee Agent Business Owner 027 224 4733

Rolleston 23 Fairfield Way

Beautifully presented & maintained to a high standard by the current vendors who built the home approx 6-7 years ago, this property offers the very best of modern living. The chef in the family will be impressed with the twin ovens, 90cm gas hobs & double dishwasher drawers in the kitchen. The separate lounge has a gas fire, built in TV alcove & wiring for surround sound speakers. To make everyday living easier, the home also benefits from 3 large bedrooms + study/4th bedroom, 2 sleek & stylish bathrooms; the ensuite with a tiled shower & undertile heating, a near new heat pump in the main living room, & seamless indoor-outdoor flow to the well established 664sqm section with a generous interconnecting patio off the living and master bedroom.

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Rolleston 57 Navy Loop

For Sale

Negotiations over $519,000 View By Appointment ID# RLL21911 Leesa Barrie 027 947 1200 ‘Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733

Situated in the ever popular Levi Park, this beautiful home is sure to capture your heart, with its family-friendly design that offers excellent living & accommodating spaces. The crisp white kitchen, with top quality appliances & tons of bench & cupboard spaces has a great outlook to the sunny separate lounge & spacious open plan living room. Both areas enjoy access to the great sized patios & rear, North-facing backyard. The well-proportioned master suite offers a WIR & stylish ensuite, whilst the 3 further bedrooms, one with its own study nook, are complemented by a sleek bathroom, WC & separate laundry, ensuring the practicalities of everyday life are well catered for. To complete this excellent property, the section will be lawned & landscaped.

For Sale

$575,000 View Sunday 1.15pm - 1.45pm ID# RLL21932 Leesa Barrie 027 947 1200 ‘Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733

Rolleston 4 Seymour Drive

Rolleston 4 Markham Way

With 5 bedrooms, this delightful home will be able to accommodate the entire family. A large open planned kitchen and walk in pantry overlooks the living/dining area & flows effortlessly through to a lovely sunny lounge. With 5 bedrooms there are options for a study or games room. This property offers plenty of options to suit your needs. The master has an ensuite and generous WIR while the bathroom & separate toilet will take care of the rest of the family. A nicely established garden offers plenty of room & is in a convenient location. Sale Negotiations over $525,000 View Saturday 1.00pm - 1.30pm ID# RLL21935 Dwayne Bloomfield 021 163 9874 Leisa Webster 027 722 5537

Built in 2013, this home has a formal tiled entryway that instantly welcomes you. Off to your right, is the heart of the home that consists of a spacious interconnected kitchen, dining/living & separate lounge that naturally flows to the outside. The well-appointed & highly functional kitchen has under tile heating and plenty of counter space. Sleeping arrangements are well catered for too, with four double bedrooms complete with walk in robe & ensuite in the master & plenty of storage throughout. The generous family bathroom is well located to service the needs of a busy family. Sale $529,000 View By Appointment ID# RLL21910 Brendan ‘Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733 Sarah Booth 027 527 8258

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WEB ID RL37679 LINCOLN 1162 Springs Road View By Appointment Proudly presented to the market, this outstanding property and business opportunity is one not to miss. Top Notch Boarding Kennels is a well-established and highly regarded dog kennel of superb quality. Located near Lincoln and set on 4 hectares of land, comprising a spacious 5 bedroom home with swimming pool in established grounds, purpose built kennels consented for up to 30 dogs, plus huge storage sheds and workshops from which to operate a further business. Gareth Cox If you’re looking for that country lifestyle with income Mobile 021 250 9714 Office 03 768 7145 then this could be for you.



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WEB ID ROU42836 BUYERS HORNBY 67 Moffett Street VIEW Sunday 3 May 1.00 - 1.45pm Are your loved ones needing more space to call their own? The 5 bedrooms in this fantastic family home will leave you spoilt for choice. Featuring: •Open-plan living & kitchen with gas hot water & hobs •3 downstairs & 2 upstairs bedrooms & 2 bathrooms •Heat pump & panel heating •Freshly painted with EQC (cosmetic) works complete •Secure & private outdoor living with easy-care gardens The flexibility of the home is a standout feature which is Sarah Yeates sure to have widespread appeal. Mobile 027 447 2719 Office 03 929 0306


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With the Selwyn District booming, what better time to set up your new business in Izone Business Hub. This 300m2 workshop/warehouse is ready to buy now. Currently leased out it features a large yard space, a 5m knee & roller doors suited for truck and container freight. Includes all amenities and has future development potential. Best suited for small-medium sized businesses, including hireage, freight, storage, manufacturing & trade wholesalers. With 50 businesses already established in Izone, you could be next. Call Andre today to discuss. VIEW By Appointment

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BUYERS $379,000+ BROMLEY 24 Ruru Road


Do you know someone looking for their first family home? Look here! Featuring a modern kitchen, new bathroom and relaxing open-plan living. Two of the four bedrooms are upstairs and provide a spacious sunny retreat, views of the Port Hills and potential scope to add a second bathroom. This beauty basks in sunlight and so too does the private courtyard, large but easy-care backyard and private entertaining areas. So much value here, a fantastic place to call home for those with an entry-level budget. VIEW Sunday 3 May 3.00 - 3.45pm

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WEB ID ROR42672 DEADLINE SALE DORIE 641 Acton Road VIEW Sunday 3 May 11.00 - 11.45am DEADLINE SALE closes Friday 8th May, 2015 at 3.00pm, 4 hectare entry level lifestyle property located handy to (unless sold prior) Rakaia Township. Featuring a renovated 3 bedroom cottage set amongst established shelter with modern kitchen, bathroom and large north facing open plan living. Well heated by logburner + double glazing. Outbuildings include 3 bay barn + 2 bay shed converted for horse stable with concrete floor and basic stockyards. Property well fenced plus established shelter along 3 boundaries. Domestic and stock water sourced from Gareth Cox bore. Great family lifestyle opportunity in true rural Mobile 021 250 9714 Office 03 929 0306 community! 1


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Can you do the cancan? Boiler House Operator

Milk nutrition for a modern world

Vacancy 15-21 • Part-time - Saturday and Sunday (16 hours per week) • Part Year - April to November Lincoln University is New Zealand’s only specialist university. The land-based sciences and related disciplinary areas are Lincoln University’s core business, differentiating it and confirming its unique position within the tertiary education sector. We are looking for a reliable team member to join our busy trades and services department as part-time Boiler House Operator. The Services Section is part of the Lincworks Property Services Group. Lincworks Property Services is responsible for the management and maintenance of all campus property. This role is a responsible for the cleaning of the fires of the automated unattended 4800 kW coal-fired steam boiler and housekeeping within the boiler house.

Canning Operator Opportunities – Register your interest We’ve got your attention now. And our blending and canning plant is worthy of attention. Our recently commissioned blending and canning plant in Dunsandel, Canterbury, is one of the most technically advanced quality controlled infant formula canning lines and admired by companies all over the world. Right now we’re experiencing significant growth, which means we need competent people to support us during this challenging but exciting time. This equates to opportunity. We’re big on internal promotion and on-the-job training, so within the advertised roles there’s room to grow if you’re up for the challenge. We’re also big believers of attitude over experience, so don’t be put off if you haven’t had exposure to the dairy industry and don’t know your lactose from your lactase. Synlait’s success isn’t limited to New Zealand. We now export to over 50 countries and are becoming perceived as leaders in our field on the world stage. We operate in a fast-paced environment where no two days are the same. We’re innovative and progressive. We’re passionate and proud. But enough of us. We want to hear from you.

Ideally you will be competent in boiler house operations; from feed pumps, manual de-ashing through to general housekeeping. Preferably you will have experience with RSView32 front end for boiler control.

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This position is dependent upon the heating season for the period from April to mid-November and we are open to providing additional training if required. Please note that you must be eligible to work in NZ to apply. Further information and how to apply for vacancy number 15-21 is available on the Lincoln University website ( ).


Alternatively, please contact Human Resources on 03 423 0591. All applications should be accompanied by a covering letter, completed application form and CV. Applications close 2 May 2015.

Position One

Lincoln University is committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity in Education and Employment

Milk Teacher Aide nutrition for a modern world

Imagine a job that you can fit around your other commitments, like the kids, or sports clubs. A job where you get to do something really worthwhile, and a job with real values, where you’ll feel like you’re part of a great big family.

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You will be computer literate, able to work rostered shifts (24/7 rosters), have a full NZ driver licence and be able to drive a manual vehicle. Our standards are high so should you apply to join us you will undergo a comprehensive selection process that assesses you on our core requirements. You’ll then complete a Corrections Officer Development Pathway which involves block courses at our training facility in Rimutaka as well as on the job training. In return you’ll get opportunities for professional development, promotion and the ability to gain a qualification in offender management. Starting salary of $48,910 increasing to $49,888 after initial training. All candidates are required to complete a full disclosure criminal history check and pre-employment medical, physical and drug tests. Vacancy Number CSSR5211 Applications close 30 April 2015 At the Department of Corrections we are passionate about reducing re-offending and keeping communities safe. With Corrections you’ll be part of a highly supportive team that manages offenders in prison and in the community.


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Rolleston Highway Motel is a busy motel looking for an Evening Supervisor. The job entails front of house motel work (checking guests in etc), general admin work and a small amount of domestic type cleaning duties. You must be energetic and efficient with a great eye for detail.

(Road code & pre-assessment driving training provided)

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Public Notices

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Motukarara Hall and Community Committee Inc Special Public General Meeting to be held in the Motukarara Hall

The job entails domestic type cleaning duties, but to an exceptional standard. You must be energetic and efficient with a great eye for detail. Working with a small friendly team, the successful applicants will receive full training. This position may well suit someone returning to the work force or someone that wants work while children are at school. Applicants must be permanent residents of NZ. Position 1 Sunday – Wednesday : 9am – 3pm Position 2 Thursday – Saturday : 9am – 3pm Apply via email to :

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28 APRIL - 1 MAY 2015

The general public is to be advised that a NZ Army Exercise will be conducted in the West Melton Rifle Range area over the period 28 April – 1 May 2015. The exercise will involve personnel of the 2/1 RNZIR from, Burnham Military Camp. The exercise will involve up to 100 personnel. Training will involve soldiers shooting both small arms weapons by day and night and conducting High Explosives weapons training by day in and around the West Melton Rifle Range. Day firing times will be between 7.00am and 6.00pm with Night firing between 6.00pm and 10.00pm. High explosives will be used between 10.00am and 4.30pm over the exercise period. For more information please call Defence Public Affairs (Southern) 021 224 3367.


The general public is to be advised that NZ Army will be conducting navigation training in the West Melton forest area over the period 4 – 9 May 2015. The exercise will involve personnel of the 2/1 RNZIR from, Burnham Military Camp. The exercise will involve up to 30 personnel. Soldiers will be using military equipment however FIREARMS WILL BE CARRIED over the duration WITH NO AMMUNITION natures. Civilian movement will not be restricted for the duration of the exercise. For more information please call Defence Public Affairs (Southern) 021 224 3367.

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Phone: 03 344 3311 When: Monday 18 May 2015 Public Notices Phone: 03 344 3311 Mobile: 021 539 835 Email: Where: Selwyn District Council, RESIDENTIAL WINDOW CLEANING Norman Kirk Drive • House proud? • Time poor? Broadfield (Executive meeting room) • New home? • Selling your home? School Servicing: Prebbleton, Rolleston, Halswell, Wigram and Lincoln Time: 7.30pm The Annual General Meeting of the Selwyn Enrolment Swim Club Incorporated will be heldPhone: at 03 344 3311 Mobile: 021 539Zone 835 Email: Selwyn District Council, Rolleston on Meeting Monday 18 May 2015, commencing at 7.30pm. The Broadfield School Board of Trustees are Need a hand? All Members invited. holding an Enrolment ✤ Lawns & edges Zone Consultation Please come along and find out what’s ✤ New garden est meeting at the school been happening throughout the swimming ✤ Gardening at 7.30pm on ✤ Hedge trimming year and what we have planned for the Wednesday 6 May. ✤ Handyman jobs All interested parties are upcoming year within the swim club. welcome to attend. More ✤ Casual or One off information is available on See our website for further details: Phone Mike Lineton the school website: 022 341 8848

SECTION 101 SALE AND SUPPLY OF ALCOHOL ACT 2012 Public notice of application for an on-licence and offlicence. Bruce Wayne Reilly, 3374 Main South Rd, Dunsandel, Publican has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Selwyn for the renewal of an on and off licence in respect of the premises situated at 3374 Main South Rd, Dunsandel known as Dunsandel Tavern. The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is tavern. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are:

SECTION 101 SALE AND SUPPLY OF ALCOHOL ACT 2012 Gurmeet Singh, Shop 2, 575 Springs Road, Prebbleton, Christchurch, has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Selwyn for the issue of an On Licence in respect of the premises situated at Shop 2, 575 Springs Road, Prebbleton, Christchurch, known as Veenuz Indian Dzine. The general nature of the business to be conducted under the licence: RESTAURANT. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are:


Off Licence Monday to Sunday 7.00am to 11.00pm.

The application may be inspected during ordinary offices hours at the office of the Selwyn District Licensing Committee, C/- Food and Health Standards (2006) Ltd at Wordsworth Street, Sydenham, Christchurch..

Off Licence Monday to Sunday 7.00am to 11.00pm.

The Secretary, Selwyn District Licencing Committee, C/- Food and Health Standards (2006) Ltd, PO Box 7469, Christchurch 8240. No objection to the renewal of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in Section 131 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. This is the second publication of this notice. *The first publication was made on 21 April 2015.

No objection to the issue of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 105(1) of the Sale & Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. This is the only publication of this notice.

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Bruce Wayne Reilly, 3374 Main South Rd, Dunsandel, Publican has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Selwyn for the renewal of an on and off licence in respect of the premises situated at 3374 Main South Rd, Dunsandel known as Dunsandel Tavern.

Monday to Sunday 11.00am to 10.00pm.

Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the grant of the application may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with: The Secretary, Selwyn District Licensing Committee, C/- Food and Health Standards (2006) Ltd, PO Box 7469, Christchurch 8240.

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Public notice of application for an on-licence and offlicence.

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All residents within the Motukarara District are invited to attend

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This application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the Selwyn District Licensing Committee, C/- Food and Health Standards (2006) Ltd at 140 Wordsworth Street, Sydenham, Christchurch. Any person who is entitled to object and who wished to object to the grant of the application may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with: The Secretary, Selwyn District Licencing Committee, C/- Food and Health Standards (2006) Ltd, PO Box 7469, Christchurch 8240. No objection to the renewal of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in Section 131 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. This is the second publication of this notice. *The first publication was made on 21 April 2015.


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TAI TAPU – Laharan View Estates

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Situated only 5kms from Tai Tapu off Ahuriri Road these special blocks offer so much to the discerning buyer looking for a unique lifestyle block. 5 Lots all with their own special views and terrain. An ideal location to build your dream home overlooking the Canterbury Plains, Lake Ellesmere, Pacific Ocean and the surrounding rolling hills. Each Lot has power, water and high speed fibre to the boundary. • Lot 2 - 4.0045ha - $500,000 SOLD • Lot 3 - 4.1095ha - $500,000 • Lot 4 - 4.0750ha - $470,000 • Lot 5 - 4.0000ha - $400,000 • Lot 6 - 4.1220ha - $380,000 • Lot 7 - 4.5985ha - $420,000 * N.B Prices are plus GST

ROLLESTON – 97 Tresillian Drive


ROLLESTON – 26 Tennyson Street



Tucked away at the end of a rural cul de sac is this unique property offering many lifestyle choices. Fully irrigated with K line and fully deer fenced allowing for a diverse range of uses. The main house located up a long sealed driveway has 3 large bedrooms including a super-sized master bedroom area. Open plan living, log burner, heat pumps and double glazing ensuring comfort all year round. A north facing courtyard with shade sail opens off the kitchen and media room allowing for excellent indoor outdoor flow. A 150m² 2 storey 3 bedroom plus bathroom sleep out is located next to the main house, ideal for teenagers / extended family or work from home options. It also has a log burner and heat pump. The land is well subdivided into 12 paddocks and is extensively sheltered throughout. There is a deer handling complex adjoining an implement shed with a total floor area of 240m². This impressive property is located 5 minutes from the Rolleston Township with modern amenities such as 2 supermarkets, shopping centres, schools and aquatic centre. Properties offering such diversity are hard to find, act quickly or miss out.

Price: Neg over $495,000 View:


Price: Neg over $469,000 View:

Susan Davis Mb 027 662 2751


Price: Deadline Sale View:

Susan Davis Mb 027 662 2751


Situated on an established and private 1566m² section is this gorgeous family home. The design of this home will appeal to families and offers exceptional indoor and outdoor living. The spacious open plan dining/lounge area is complimented by a large kitchen which offers ample storage space, a large breakfast bar and quality stainless steel appliances including a 90cm standalone oven with gas hob. The kitchen dining/lounge is conveniently located for easy access via bi fold doors to a large decked area perfect for outdoor entertaining. The spacious living options of this home include a separate lounge with a cosy inbuilt Escea gas fire that creates a special ambience on those cold winter nights. There is also a Yunca log burner and heat pump that complement the fantastic heating options of this home. All 4 bedrooms are good size doubles with the master offering a modern ensuite and WIR. The property offers fantastic parking options with a triple garage and ample space for a caravan or boat. Conveniently located to the Rolleston Township, this property really does offer it all and more. Early viewing is recommended.

Price: Neg over $649,000 View:

Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576



This is the ideal property to get you onto the property market. A solid 3 bedroom home with a spacious open plan kitchen/dining/lounge, opening out to a lovely sun drenched deck area, a separate laundry and detached double garage. Fully fenced for dogs or the young family and plenty of off street parking. Easy care 1012m2 section with established trees. IDEAL starter or investment! Viewing is by appointment only. To be sold by Deadline Sale. All offers to be presented on or before 4pm Friday 29th May 2015 (unless sold prior).

Price: Deadline Sale View:

This stunning Linea property offers 323sqm of outstanding living that includes a separate lounge with an additional large living/dining area that has bi fold doors that open out to a gorgeous alfresco entertaining area which offers a private oasis for your outdoor entertaining. The large versatile modern up spec kitchen has all that you will ever want with its engineered stone bench tops, butler’s pantry, European appliance’s that include a large standalone Delonghi oven with gas hob. There are 5 bedrooms, 4 of these being large doubles with floor to ceiling double wardrobes. One of the many stand out features of this outstanding property has to be the “4 car internal access garage”, it’s huge and offers the discerning buyer many options. Other features of this fabulous property include LED lighting throughout, Solar hot water, Smart wiring and a Diesel Fire place to name just a few. Viewing is by appointment only and early viewing is recommended.

Jo Counsell Mb 021 364 664

Price: By Negotiation View:

Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576



The 1157sqm section is completely private with established trees to provide shelter, truly gorgeous garden vistas surround this family home. Ranch sliders conveniently placed provide access to the gardens and to sun soaked decks which provide a perfect platform for entertaining or just relaxing. Double glazing and a log burner to keep you cosy throughout winter. Plenty of room with two interconnecting living areas that are separated by a dining area. The kitchen has oodles of bench space and great storage with spacious pantry. Four bedrooms with the master suite having both WIR and ensuite, there are also two double bedrooms and a single bedroom or office all with robes. Fantastic storage throughout. The location is second to none with close proximity to all the amenities that the Kirwee Township provides and only a short, easy 20 minute drive to Christchurch. This home has been cherished by its present owners and has provided them with years of pleasure, it is now your turn to enjoy the peace and tranquility that is to be found here.


Why would you build when this is ready and waiting for you to move in? This brand new 3 bedroom home in popular Faringdon, has been finished to a very high standard with LED lighting throughout, blinds on the windows and landscaping all in place. This is an extremely well designed home giving all areas a spacious feel and boasting fantastic indoor/outdoor flow with access to the exposed aggregate patio from both the living and master bedroom. The kitchen, bathroom and en suite have all been beautifully finished, with quality fixtures and fittings. This is a property you would be proud to call home. Fantastic pricing, won’t last long, call me now to view.


KIRWEE - 1280 Courtenay Road

Andrew Taylor Mb 0274 355 930


ROLLESTON – 9/1135 Goulds Road

KIRWEE– 1285 Courtenay Road

Price: Offers over $1,200,000 plus GST (if any) View:

ROLLESTON – 20 Ledbury Drive

Chris Flanagan Mb 0274 334657

Solidly constructed of plaster over brick and quietly situated down a friendly, private lane, this home is something a little bit different and designed with attention to detail that has been well thought out with a view to comfortable family living. The property oozes warmth and character with the large spacious family room that boasts a fantastic Yunca Wegj fire and high ceilings with large windows and doors with views to the well landscaped 1802 sqm section. Separate formal lounge. Four bedrooms, kept toasty warm with the thoughtful addition of a heat pump, the master with walk in robe and en suite and access to the garden, plus a good sized office that is complete with quality, built in furniture. The kitchen has plenty of storage throughout and is perfect for entertaining guests as it is centrally located within the family room. Additional features include separate laundry, walk in storage room, outdoor entertaining area with pizza oven and 3 car garaging, there is also ample room for off street parking for caravan, boat or motorhome. To be sold by Deadline Sale. All offers to be presented on or before 4pm Thursday 21st May 2015 (unless sold prior).



Andrew Taylor Mb 0274 355 930

A spacious warm & sunny 4 bedroom family home (approx. 220m2) sited on very private nth facing 1012m2 section. Two large living areas with open plan kitchen living and dining opening out onto spacious and sunny deck area which flows nicely onto the large fully landscaped section which is fully fenced with full irrigation system and very private. There are 4 large bedrooms with plenty of storage – the master has walk in wardrobe and ensuite there is a separate laundry, sep toilet and large internal access garage. The home is very well heated with 3 heat pumps and multi room selectable heat transfer system and a large 24kw wood burner connected to wetback. There is a large fire wood shed, medium sized glass house and dog run/kennel. This family home is perfectly located close to all amenities and Rolleston School. Priced to sell our overseas vendor is offering immediate possession and property report is available upon request.

Licensed REAA2008


This stylish home is decked out to impress with a quality Hebal/Linea finish. Boasting Bosch appliances in a lovely kitchen with a massive walk in pantry. 4 double bedrooms master has a massive wardrobe and ensuite with a double shower and large family bathroom. Separate lounge all positioned to get maximum sun all day long. This is all set in a peaceful location in the Newbrook subdivision.

Price: $515,000 View:

Price By Negotiation View:

Susan Davis Mb 027 662 2751

Jo Counsell Mb 021 364 664

• ROLLESTON PH: 03 347 9949 • DARFIELD PH: 03 318 8204 • LEESTON PH: 03 324 3704

CAUTION: This information has been supplied by the vendor or the vendor’s agent. Accordingly Matson & Allan Real Estate Limited is merely passing over this information as supplied to us by the vendor or the vendor’s agents. We cannot guarantee it’s accuracy and reliability as we have not checked, audited, or reviewed the information and all intending purchasers are advised to conduct their own due diligence investigation into this information. To the maximum extent permitted by law Matson & Allan Real Estate Limited does not accept any responsibility to any person for the accuracy or use of the information herein.

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