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Quarrying deeper plan meets little resistance GABRIELLE STUART

Plans for quarries to dig up to 4m below the groundwater line hasn’t been met with the fierce resistance that was expected. Yaldhurst Rural Residents Association chairman Bob Cross, one the biggest opponents to the plan, said he expected about 1000 submissions on the proposed change, but was astonished only 51 have been received by Environment Canterbury. Submissions on the plan opened in November, close Friday at 5pm. Currently quarries are not allowed to go deeper than 1m above the highest recorded water table. But the Canterbury Aggregate Producers Group, made up of nine quarry owners including Selwyn Quarries, has applied for permission to dig up to 4m deeper. If the quarries were allowed to dig deeper Mr Cross said he was worried the drinking water in

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underground aquifers could be contaminated. “It’s not sometimes until people are affected, as the rates go up or the problems start in their neighbourhood, that it comes into focus,” he said. But the quarries say the earthquake rebuild has placed high demand on aggregate with an estimated 10 million tonnes needed. In the application, the quarries group outlined how it plans to dig deeper without contaminating the water. The water table rises and falls regularly, so it plans to dig at set times during the year when the water is low.

It would then back-fill the pits with ‘cleanfill’ soil and rubble before the water levels rise again. Quarries group spokesman Brian Warren refused to answer questions from the Selwyn Times, saying the group would wait until the Environment Court hearing to go into detail. In its own application, the quarry group agreed there was a risk to the water – from contaminants leeching in, from groundwater rising into the pits, and from contaminated material being used to back-fill sites. •Submissions can be made directly through Environment Canterbury, or through the group ‘Protect Christchurch’s Precious Drinking Water’ Facebook page. HAVE YOUR SAY Should the quarry operators be allowed to dig deeper? Send your views to tom. doudney@starmedia.kiwi

IN DEMAND: Selwyn Quarries is one of nine operators wanting permission to dig up to 4m deeper, because of the high demand for aggregate.

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Picnic in the Park – Tai Tapu Thursday, 5.30-7.30pm Join the family summer fun at Rhodes Domain with live music, a bouncy castle, the Fun on Wheels trailer, giant games, Pedalmania, face painting, classic Kiwi games and more. There will be plenty of prizes on offer and a free sausage sizzle is available, but picnics are encouraged so people can make a night of it. Rhodes Domain, Tai Tapu, free.

Selwyn Twilight Market Sunday, 4-7pm The Selwyn Twilight Market is operated by two local women who are keen to bring a new shopping experience to the Rolleston township for the Selwyn community to enjoy. The market provides a social meeting space, and promotes the purchasing of handmade, home produced and to support local goods and services. Beside Rolleston Community Centre on Rolleston Drive.

Lincoln Farmers’ and Craft Market Saturday, 10am-1pm Head along to the weekly market and browse the many stalls. It will have local seasonal fruit, vegetables and herbs, breads, pastries, wine, honey, cheese, plants and more. Lincoln Library, Gerald St.

Music on the Lawn January 28, 6-9pm Head along and be entertained by a line-up of local musical talent. Pack a picnic or enjoy a bite to eat from an on-site food vendor. Sit back, relax and enjoy a entertaining summer’s night listening to some of Selwyn’s most talented musicians such as Bruce and Lanae Hill,

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Recent rainfall reduces fire risks but water restrictions still in place TOM DOUDNEY

Fire restrictions have been reduced but watering restrictions will remain following recent rainfall. The prohibited fire season (total fire ban) has been replaced by a restricted fire season where only gas barbecues, crop residue and rubbish fires inside contained drums are allowed in rural areas of Selwyn. Vegetation fires to burn trees or other items are not allowed unless a permit is obtained. “The change follows rain during January which has reduced the fire risk from extreme to moderate,”

principal rural fire officer Douglas Marshall(right) said. District council asset manager water services Murray Washington said there were currently no plans to remove or reduce water restrictions. “It is too early in the season to predict when water restrictions will be lifted, as this is weatherdependent. February and March could well see a return to hot, dry conditions once more,” Mr Washington said. “While rainfall has been moderate in January, this was preceded by several months of

abnormally low rainfall and rainfall for 2015 was considerably lower than normal which meant the ground water levels were much lower than normal at the start of the summer. Watering over November and December further reduced ground water levels.” Environment Canterbury’s Ridgens Rd monitoring site, near Greendale, recorded 27mm of rainfall last week. With the change in fire restrictions, crop stubble fires may be seen in rural areas in Selwyn. The district council has said people should check whether

anyone is present to control the fire before reporting it to avoid unnecessary call-outs to volunteer fire brigades. Fires not either permitted or allowed under the restrictions will incur a fine of $1150. In residential areas the only type of fire permitted throughout the year is a gas barbecue. Any other fires need a resource consent from ECan. HAVE YOUR SAY How do you feel about the ongoing watering restrictions? Email your views to tom. doudney@starmedia.kiwi

PLAN CHANGE The Selwyn-Waihora chapter of Environment Canterbury’s Land and Water Regional Plan is set to become operational on February 1. Among measures introduced by the plan are new loss limits for nitrogen and phosphorus on farms and a requirement to have farm environment plans in place by 2017. The plan had faced High Court appeals from Forest and Bird, North Canterbury Federated Farmers and the Ellesmere Irrigation Society. CAMPER VAN WASTED Motorhome operators travelling through Darfield can now dispose of their waste in a safe and environmentallyfriendly way. A new camper van dump station has opened at the top end of North Terrace. The district council worked on the $20,000 project with the New Zealand Motor Caravan Association, which provided the above-ground infrastructure including the connections for the dump station at no cost to ratepayers. Other locations in Selwyn where camper van owners can dispose of their waste include the Rakaia Huts Camp Ground, Southbridge Domain, Rakaia Gorge and Glentunnel Camping Ground.

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Art competition for children to promote road safety The first term of school is just around the corner and the district council is pushing a safety message through the guise of a colouring competition. It has setup a colouring-in competition to remind parents and children about the increase of traffic around schools between 8am-9am and SMART SAFETY MESSAGE: Cohen (left) and Ryder Greening of 3pm-4pm. Rolleston work hard on their competition entries for the district District council council’s back to school colouring competition road safety coservice centre. ordinator Ngaire The competition will close on Tinning said the competition will help February 12 at 5pm and children can children and their parents think about return their completed drawings to how they can get to school safely and a district council library or service to remember and use road rules. “We want to promote awareness that centre. They will be judged in three age there are many children going back categories – 5-7 years, 8-10 years to school in early February and they and 11-13 years and winners will be will be walking, cycling, travelling by advised by phone by February 19. car, catching the bus and riding their Prizes include colouring-in packs scooters to and from school,” she said. featuring activity books, felt-tip pens, Entry forms are available at the colour pencils, and crayons. district council or any library or

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Holidaymakers will enjoy a more comfortable visit to Whitecliffs Domain this summer, following the upgrading of its toilet block. The old toilet block has been demolished and replaced with a new modular system that will better serve campers and visitors to the domain. The total cost of the new facility was $125,000 which included the demolition of the old toilet block. The former toilet block was made of a basic concrete block structure and in need of replacement. The new systems use modern tools so there is now no discharge to the surrounding land. It now uses the same modular system as public toilets in

Darfield and Springfield. The district council’s team leader of property, facilities and open space, Graeme Wilson said the facility is a significant improvement on the old block. “The new toilets are vault systems, using holding tanks, so there is now no discharge to land – this is a huge improvement in regards to odour control and potential contamination of waterways,” he said. Issues in the old toilet block included a water leak which was discovered when the old facility was demolished, and an old septic tank system with a failing disposal pit. “They are a high quality product with robust stainless steel fittings, easy-clean tiles and wall finishes and durable concrete walls and roof,” said Mr Wilson.

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Spate of fires ignited Buskers stage to feature local artists from train sparks TOM DOUDNEY

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Sparks from a train started 12 fires alongside 6km of railway tracks between Kirwee and Darfield on Friday, threatening a house and crop fields. Firefighters from Kirwee, Darfield and West Melton tackled the fires, which broke out about 6.30am, with assistance from a helicopter. The freight train was stopped for two hours and inspected by the Fire Service before it was allowed to continue its journey. Kirwee Chief Fire Officer Stuart Jones said one fire had come within about 10m of a house on the outskirts of Kirwee and about 1ha of crops had been damaged. However, firefighters had no major issues containing the blaze and there was no need to evacuate a woman in the house. Vegetation in the area was very dry and it was lucky a north-westerly wind had only arrived after the fires were under control, Mr Jones said. “If it had been an hour or so

earlier, we would have been worse off.” A Fire Service spokesman said the train driver had noticed an oil leak after stopping the train. However, a KiwiRail spokesman said it was believed the fires may have been caused by locomotive sparks igniting dry trackside vegetation. “This is not uncommon at this time of the year in hot and dry summertime conditions,” he said. “We acknowledge that hot, dry conditions have extended around New Zealand this summer and have put measures in place to mitigate the risk of fire along the rail corridor.

“This includes reducing any excessive heat that may be generated from our locomotives and reviewing speeds on parts of the track where a locomotive is travelling uphill and/or where braking is required.” Principal rural firefighter Douglas Marshall said the district council was awaiting KiwiRail’s explanation of why the fires started. “Until we receive that we are not in a position to comment on this.” The KiwiRail spokesman said spraying and vegetation control work was also being reviewed, especially in areas where there was a high fire risk. KiwiRail Scenic Journeys staff were also reminding customers that smoking was not permitted at stations or on the train’s viewing platforms. HAVE YOUR SAY Does more need to be done to clear vegetation along railways? Email your views to tom.doudney@starmedia.kiwi

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Selwyn performers will share the stage with international street artists when the World Buskers Festival comes to Lincoln for the first time tomorrow. The visit is part of the inaugural Buskers Roadshow which is taking acts to Canterbury venues outside central Christchurch throughout this week. It is also giving local performers in each area the chance to show what they can do. Acts visiting the Lincoln Event Centre will include the road show troupe of the Japanese act Ace-K and Australian performers Hula Queen, Circus Firemen, and Beat the Streets. The Selwyn performers include three musicians and a dancer. They are Ashy Batchelor, Cingston Brown, Holly Kimber and Manaia Davies Festival director Glen Pickering said the exposure would be good for the local performers and it was good for organisers to see what talent was out there. “In a year’s time when we are looking at the next festival, they might be the first people

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Prepare for City2Surf fun run Dust off the running shoes, dig out those sweat-bands and join the movement. The Star City2Surf with Mike Pero is rolling around for its 42nd year, and you could be part of it. Whether you are a competitive runner, want to get fit or just take part in the iconic event, now is the time to begin your training. This year’s event, on March 20, will again feature two different events. Participants in the 14km event will set off at Centennial Park in Spreydon, while those taking part in the Sport Canterbury 6km route will begin at Opawa’s Hansen Park. Both finish at the Ferrymead playing fields. This year’s receiving charity is the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Trust. The Star City2Surf with Mike Pero event organiser Vanessa Fleming said this year’s event GOALS: Participants in last year’s was all about having a go. City2Surf event. “You don’t have to be a top “I recommend getting some runner, it can just be a goal that you’re trying to reach. We just friends and workmates together want to see everyone getting in- to train. Walking or running it’s all about having fun reaching volved.” Last year’s event attracted goals and celebrating on the day.” A weekly training programme about 11,000 people, and larger numbers are expected this year, will feature in The Star every Wednesday, so people could beshe said. “It’s a fun run that anyone can gin their preparations, Ms Fleming said. do.” Entries are $20. Head along to Ms Fleming said the iconic event was something to tick off www.city2surf.co.nz to get involved. the bucket list.

School principal appointed TOM DOUDNEY

Ladbrooks School principal Sean Bailey is to finish up at the end of this month and take charge at one of Rolleston’s new schools. Mr Bailey (right) has been appointed principal of Lemonwood Grove School, which is set to open in January, 2017. He has been principal at Ladbrooks for the last five years. The former principal of Christchurch’s Catholic St Paul’s School, Christine Callaghan, has been appointed acting principal of Ladbrooks School for term one and the board of trustees is expected to appoint a permanent principal in time for term two. St Paul’s was red-zoned after the February 2011 earthquake. Mr Bailey said he was excited about his new job. “I am looking forward to being part of the Rolleston community and excited to be leading the next, best future focused school in Selwyn.” However, he also had some sadness about leaving Ladbrooks, where he had developed a strong learning community.

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Selwyn dancers have performed well at the Showcase Australian Dance Championships held last week at Jupiters Hotel and Casino, on the Gold Coast. Tara Marshall Dance and Fitness Studio, based in Darfield received gold awards and placings including Breanna Hodges who placed first in the pre-teen dance section of the competition. Other dancers from the studio received gold awards for their performances were Lily Payton and jazz duo Neve Molloy and Jaida Banks.

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JAZZ: Lily Payton, Neve Molloy and Jaida Banks received a gold award for their jazz trio performance You and I.

EMERGING TALENTS: Junior and pre-teen dancers pictured from their first night at the showcase national dance competitions. From left: Lily Payton, Kelly Leonard , Sophie BrettKelly, Millie Wilson, Ella Lagan, Breanna Hodges, Sophie Kingi, Katie Molloy, Niamh Moriarty, Caitlin Knowles, Neve Molloy and Jaida Banks.

S S E N D MA to vintage caravans, bikes and even buses! A visual feast of colours, chrome and V8s everywhere! Muscle Car Madness is an event for all the family. From the popular burnout competitions to the variety of live bands with up to 10 bands playing over the course of the weekend; everything from kid’s school bands to international favourites the Flyin’ Saucers direct from Australia, there will be plenty of fun rides for the children, ice cream, food and refreshments, music and entertainment, crafts & trade displays, memorabilia, retro clothing and beauty zone for mum, with a retro beauty competition held later on Sunday. Airbrush Venturi will be onsite providing custom air brushing on cars and top pinstriper Chaz Allen will stripe anything for a small charge. Enthusiasts bring your car and display it for the normal adult person gate fee (tidy vehicles of good standard only.)

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Improving water quality – slowly but surely Selwyn/Te Waihora zone committee member John Sunckell responds to criticisms regarding the perception nothing is happening to improve the water quality in the area.

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Late last year and over the New Year period we have seen a number of opinion pieces and letters to the editor in the media relating to water quantity, quality and farming practice. The meme being that ECan and the Canterbury Water Management Strategy have failed and that things are only getting worse. What is frustrating for many of us involved is the lack of recognition of what is a genuine collaborative process involving Readers respond to the Canterbury Regional Transport Committee’s proposed investigation to install rumble strips at intersections following the coroner’s report on the crash that killed Sally Summerfield, Ella Summerfield and Abi Hone. Gary Doyle, Weedons: The district council is considering “rumble strips” at intersections. I would suggest that better road markings and signage would be a better solution. Road markings need to be placed some distance from the actual intersection not right at it as is the present case, the need is for warning that there is a “Stop” ahead is what’s needed. Faded markings are present at nearly all current intersections, these are too close to the inadequate signage. Given the noise that would be generated from the strips might I suggest that anyone who will be affected by the noise 24/7 keeps a list of councillors’ phone

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capable of stopping or is aware of the situation. I hear and read often about how the roads need improvement or it is the fault of poor conditions, or roads and intersections aren’t adequately marked. (When something goes wrong, look around for someone else to blame). It seems to be human nature to look for reasons other than self, when something goes wrong. I find it really humorous that there is talk of purposely making potholes (rumble strips) in the road to make it safer! In Canada we come by them naturally and we are always trying to fix them. I think I could safely say that in 99 per cent of accidents, it is the driver’s fault although there should be someone else to pin it on. Just drive to the conditions. And think of the other driver as your mother.

Nine years ago there had been another spate of bad accidents at Selwyn intersections and I emailed the district council with a couple of ideas. I did get a reply from the council, but it was less than encouraging. It felt one of the main drawbacks to putting rumble strips across roads at the approach to dangerous intersections wouldn’t work because people living nearby would complain of the noise. Sadly, how many people have been injured, or killed, because of lack of commitment from the district council to go ahead with a suggestion I had put forward. Hopefully now that the coroner is involved my suggestion might become a reality.

Lynda Gowers: I read your front page article and thought “Oh no – if only”.

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Denise Sheat

Prestigious recognition for four decades of teaching te reo Maori Denise Sheat recently received an Order of Merit award for her contributions as a teacher of te reo and tikanga Maori, after having taught in the Selwyn district for decades. Fraser Walker-Pearce talks to her about teaching in the Chatham Islands and being Ms Vile Hi Denise. Congratulations on your Order of Merit award. Thank you. I got it for some of my work with education and Maori. I think the people at my marae stitched me up and put me forward for it. The people at the teacher’s college also had a hand I’ll bet. I’m sure they did. How was the ceremony? At the ceremony, the governor-general was so sincere and he just made the awards into such a beautiful ceremony. It was so special to get it from a Maori governor-general – it gave me and my family a great boost. Well you obviously deserve it, so well done. How long have you taught for? I’ve taught for about 40 years all up, mostly in Selwyn but in Dunsandel also. Where are some of the places you’ve taught? I taught in Burnham, and loved it because it was multicultural – I taught there for about 10 years. Then I became a resource teacher of Maori, and that meant that I got to travel throughout Selwyn and the West Coast and sometimes even to the Chatham Islands! How cool. It must have been rewarding? I’m 79-years-old and still going, so it’s been a marvellous journey to see that the teachers that I taught te reo Maori were all so enthusiastic. Sometimes I see them when they apply for

jobs and they introduce themselves in Maori – it gives me a huge amount of joy. I greatly enjoy what I’m doing, and I’m lucky to be still doing it – it keeps me young. I love being with the young enthusiastic teachers, especially if it’s one of the schools my marae, Te Taumutu marae looks after. What does Te Taumutu mean in English? There’s a lot of conjecture of what it means, but I think it means the end of the lake. It’s a marae that looks after about 40 schools in the area, so it’s got a very strong education team behind it. How long have you been teaching now? Well I’ve taught for about 40 years, but I always say I’ve been associated with schools since I was about five. In that I mean I’ve had something to do with education since then. Very true. Where did you teach your first class of students? My first teaching post was at Linwood North Primary, which had a really good cross section of the community in it. There were some very interesting kids there, and I knew I could make a difference when I was there. I made wonderful teaching friends as well. What’s your favourite part of teaching and teaching Maori? I think te reo Maori is hard to learn. We didn’t speak Maori at

home, and so I found it hard to pick up and learn. So my favourite thing is to teach people who find learning languages hard and showing them that they can do it. The easiest thing are rhymes and things and as with anything really, to have a go. So I think I get my kicks out of seeing students getting their feet on the pedals so to speak. What is your most memorable moment while teaching? I think it was while I was at Burnham and I heard some of the kids outside. One was saying: “Miss speaks Maori.” And the other one said: “No she doesn’t,” and then: “Yes she does, mum says she does.” Even though I’m white and I had freckles, listening to the two wee Maori boys saying that was very fun and very funny. Classic. Did you ever get called mum by a student?

No I didn’t. But when I used to bring my daughter to school, some of the kids would say “Will you bring your little sister tomorrow?” Because they didn’t know the word for daughter. I thought that was very funny. What schools did you go to? I went to Shirley Primary School, which is having its 100th birthday soon, and there’s four of us still alive by the skin of our teeth and I hope we can all make it there. That was during the wartime. Little kids think you must be ancient when you tell them that. Then to Shirley Intermediate and then St Margaret’s. I went back and taught at St Margaret’s afterwards as well. What was your favourite subject? History. I think that was because it was a tragedy that we were just taught English and Egyptian history. But I knew from my family that there was a whole different version of New Zealand history out there which I wanted to learn about.

I thought for sure it would be a language? I was never very good at languages. We had to do Latin and French, but I was no good to the despair of the teachers. I didn’t really enjoy and connect with those languages. I think if you learn one other language you can learn others a lot easier. Talk to me about your family. My husband died in 1988. But I have two older sisters, Jocelyn, who is 84 and Nola, 86. I also have a big brother Mervyn, he’s 89. We’re all still around though. My maiden name was Vile, which was funny because people didn’t like to call us the Vile siblings. Whenever we had letters home they didn’t like them to be titled Ms Vile. So I usually got Ms Pile which wasn’t much better.

PROUD: Denise Sheat has been teaching te reo Maori for the past 40 years and has been heavily involved in the Selwyn community.

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Public salutes the police Cantabrians have confidence in their police, and trust them more than any other area in New Zealand. Emma-Jane McLennan reports POLICE COP flak and make the headlines for the wrong reasons. At times they are even painted as the villains. But an independent survey shows a very different picture – in Canterbury at least – the police are highly respected and the public has utmost confidence in our men and women in blue. The latest New Zealand Police Citizens’ Satisfaction Survey shows Cantabrians have the highest trust and confidence in police in New Zealand. The survey covers the 12 policing districts in the country, gauging the level of confidence the public has in each district over a number of categories. Cantabrians score the police highly in many including how well police respond to their complaints. It’s a real boost to have the community behind police, Superintendent Lane Todd said: “Our police deal with some pretty horrific situations as you can imagine, so knowing the community backs us and supports the team every day makes our job just a little easier.” Canterbury’s level of trust and confidence in police has been comparatively high over the past seven years. It has also been steadily on the rise – except a dip from 82 to 81 per cent in 2013 – and latest statistics show it led the national figures at 82 per cent. The statistics bode well for Canterbury in most areas. It showed we have the highest percentage who agree police have competent staff (92 per cent, equal with Tasman and central policing districts). Canterbury also has the second highest percentage of people who reported feeling safe in their neighbourhoods during the day with 97 per cent (behind Southern, with 98 per cent). We are the third highest to report feeling safe in our neighbourhoods after dark (82 per cent), behind Southern (85 per cent) and Tasman (84 per cent). We were also the third highest to say we felt we were being treated fairly (91 per cent), behind Waikato (93 per cent) and the Bay of Plenty

PROUD: Superintendent Lane Todd says the latest police statistics are a reason for celebration. ​ that the money from tickets on the (92 per cent). road go straight to the police budget, It’s news worth celebrating, but but that’s simply not true. The there will be no resting on their money goes to the Government, and laurels, Superintendent Todd said: as for the tickets, they’re for safety “You’re only as good as your last not money.” job.” He added that there was a high But of course, there is always an number of fatals in Canterbury last undercurrent of police hatred. year: “Many were because of red-light This is voiced – rather strongly runners. That’s why we ticket them.” – through the likes of the ChristchThe one area Canterbury police urch Police Check Points page, appeared to fail in last year was in the where members alert each other to public perception of how involved police activity they can avoid: “Pig they are in community activities. with radar gun standing off the rd . . Canterbury scored 68 per cent in . ” one reads. this area, below the average of 69 per “Two pigs just screamed down cent. Tasman and Eastern woodham rd . . . ” another said, with led in this area, with 79 per cent each. a comment below: “Race for the last Police are responding to the doughnut lol.” statistic already, Superintendent There are lots of comments like Todd said: “Obviously it’s an area we “F*** the police,” and many refer need to work on, and that’s what the them to “revenue collecting pigs.” survey is all about – finding those But it’s not a culture which is things. So we’re getting out there at noticed when out on the beat, Superintendent Todd said: “We always the likes of fairs, community events, becoming more visible.” get positive feedback when we’re He said the benefits of increased out and about. We realise some exposure are two-fold: “Firstly it’s people will always say they had a bad experience with us, but they are good for the community to see how we operate, it gives them the opoften our regular clients.” portunity to chat to us about their As for the “revenue collecting” concerns and some are interested in type of accusation, Superintendent joining police. It’s also a really good Todd said it’s an unfair comment. place to talk about prevention.” “The assumption made there is

Level of trust and confidence in police (100 per cent being full trust) By district in 2014/15 • Northland 72 per cent • Waitemata 75 per cent • Auckland 78 per cent • Counties Manukau 74 per cent • Waikato 77 per cent • Bay of Plenty 75 per cent • Eastern 79 per cent • Central 77 per cent • Wellington 79 per cent • Tasman 77 per cent • Canterbury 82 per cent • Southern 80 per cent • Average: 78 per cent Feeling of safety in local neighbourhood during the day 2014/15 • Northland 92 per cent • Waitemata 93 per cent • Auckland 93 per cent • Counties Manukau 88 per cent • Waikato 95 per cent • Bay of Plenty 94 per cent • Eastern 92 per cent • Central 93 per cent • Wellington 96 per cent • Tasman 96 per cent • Canterbury 97 per cent • Southern 98 per cent • Average: 94 per cent Feeling of safety in local neighbourhood after dark 2014/15 • Northland 75 per cent • Waitemata 72 per cent • Auckland 72 per cent • Counties Manukau 67 per cent • Waikato 78 per cent • Bay of Plenty 74 per cent • Eastern 73 per cent • Central 79 per cent • Wellington 80 per cent • Tasman 84 per cent • Canterbury 82 per cent • Southern 85 per cent • Average 77 per cent Safety in city or town centre at night 2014/15 • Northland 45 per cent • Waitemata 49 per cent • Auckland 52 per cent • Counties Manukau 48 per cent

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Kids and their teddy bears have a blast Parents, children and their teddies gathered at the Rolleston Community Centre last week for the district council’s annual Teddy Bear’s picnic. Wednesday’s event was meant to be held at Rolleston Reserve, but was moved indoors due to poor weather. There was a bouncy castle, face painting and fun activities, as well as a competition for the best-dressed bear. PARTY TIME: A bouncy castle was set up inside at the Rolleston Community Centre for children and their teddies to play on.

WINNER: Isla Jane Bendall, 4, received the award for biggest teddy at the picnic.

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FLYING: Some of the teddies at the party had a go on the trampoline.

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The annual Summer Reading Challenge is now running at Selwyn libraries. This year’s theme is ‘Get carried away with books.’ For the challenge, children need to read eight library books by Friday 22 January and write a small report or discuss their reading of four or more of the books with library staff. Children can read a wide range of material including books, magazines, eBooks, non-fiction, and audiobooks. Once reading is completed, children receive an invitation to a Celebration party on 30 January. To complete the summer reading programme registration form visit www.selwynlibraries.co.nz or pick one up at a library. Return the form to a library to receive your Summer Reading Programme pack. This summer, both adults and kids can access a wide range of eBooks, eMagazines and eAudio. Go to www.selwynlibraries.co.nz and under the ‘eCollections’ tab click ‘eBooks/eAudio’ or ‘Zinio eMags’. When borrowing eBooks or eAudio books, you need a library card and password which is the last four digits of your library card (unless you have changed this). Over 170 titles have recently been added including items suitable for children, young adults, fiction and non-fiction. To access Zinio eMags you will need to create an account and choose your own password.

The Council’s Summer in Selwyn event programme got underway last week, with the popular Teddy Bear’s picnic returning to Rolleston. Around 1000 youngsters, their bears and families filled Rolleston Community Centre and enjoyed bouncy castles, a toddler’s obstacle course, face painting, House of Bricks LEGO® and story telling sessions. This week, the World Buskers’ Festival is also coming to Selwyn for the first time on Wednesday 20 January for a Buskers Roadshow in Lincoln. The roadshow will feature four of the world’s best street acts during the day and a variety performance in the evening. Family picnics are planned at Tai Tapu, Springston, Leeston, Lincoln, Dunsandel and Prebbleton from January to March. Four Music on the Green sessions will take place at Leeston, Lincoln, Darfield and Rolleston. These sessions are a great chance to pack a picnic and enjoy summer’s balmy evenings while being entertained by great local musicians. Families can also enjoy screenings of drive in movies at Rolleston, Darfield, Lincoln and Leeston during February and March. Kids can take part in summer skate jams at Darfield, Rolleston, Leeston, Tai Tapu, Lincoln and Prebbleton, and pool parties at Darfield, Southbridge and at the Selwyn Aquatic Centre in Rolleston.

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On the roads this week Seal repairs are planned to Hoskyns (between Maddisons and Alpine View Roads), Alpine View, West Melton, Weedons Ross and Old West Coast Roads, with stop and go signs being used by contractors to control traffic.

Sister City trip builds closer connection with Coventry

This week resealing work is planned along Robinsons, Adams, Wylies and Bellam Roads. Stop and go signs will be used for traffic control. Gravelling and reshaping work will take place on Maffeys Road, with traffic controls in place. Footpath repairs are also planned on Stationmasters Way in Prebbleton.

A recent trip to Coventry in Rhode Island, USA, has helped develop closer bonds with Selwyn’s newest sister city, with more trips to other sister cities planned this year.

Where work is not completed this week, work will continue next week.

Seven Selwyn residents, including Mayor Kelvin Coe, visited Coventry in October. Coventry has a population of around 44,000. It has many old homes, farmhouses and churches. Rhode Island has a rich history and was the first of the original thirteen colonies to declare independence from Britain in 1776.

Railway Road between Jones and Kerrs Roads is currently closed to allow the installation of a new sewer line. Detours are in place via either Kerrs and Wards Roads or West Melton and Hoskyns Roads. The road is expected to reopen in March 2016.

The visit was a friendship and cultural exchange. Participants were hosted by locals and paid for travel expenses themselves. The trip was organised by Selwyn District Council’s Sister City Committee. Selwyn Sister City Chairperson, Allison Rosanowski, took part in the trip and says they received a warm welcome and enjoyed learning about the area’s history and culture and visiting a local high school and middle school. “We were impressed with the wide range of trade programmes Coventry High School offered students including building, catering and graphic design. There is an opportunity for Selwyn schools to develop a relationship with Coventry schools and for local students to learn more about America through this,” says Mrs Rosanowski, who is a former Principal of Darfield High School.

Kids - get colouring to win prizes! The Council is running a back to school road safety colouring competition for kids aged 5 and up to enter. You can pick up the image to colour in from a Selwyn library or download a copy online at www.selwyn.govt.nz. Entries will be judged in age groups and close 12 February. Prizes up for grabs include colouring pencils, crayons, felts and activity books.

A return visit by Coventry residents is planned for March 2017, with visitors being hosted in Selwyn homes. Selwyn’s other Sister Cities are Yubetsu-cho (Hokkaido, Japan), Akitakata-shi (Hiroshima, Japan), Shandan (Gansu Province, China) and North Toraja (Indonesia). Applications for a sister city trip to Toraja in mid July 2016 will open soon. North Toraja is a popular tourist destination. Selwyn’s sister city agreement formalised a relationship which developed over 12 years when local farmers visited the area to provide support and advice to North Torajan farmers on how to produce, market, and sell their coffee. A trip to Akitakata-shi and Yubetsu-cho in Japan is also planned from 19-26 September 2016. The group will have the chance to visit local farms, Hiroshima Peace Park, Miyajima Island, Tokyo and experience Japanese culture. “Sister city trips are a fantastic opportunity to experience life in another culture,” says Selwyn Mayor Kelvin Coe. Anyone interested in finding out more about future sister city trips can phone 347 2830 or email bernadette.ryan@selwyn.govt.nz. Participants need to be over 18 and able to meet their own trip costs.

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Cohen and Ryder Greening of Rolleston perfecting their entries for the competition

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Notices PUBLIC NOTICE BY THE MINISTER OF EDUCATION Partially Operative Selwyn District Plan - Section 173, Resource Management Act 1991 Under section 172 of the Resource Management Act 1991 Selwyn District Council has received a decision from the Minister of Education on the Notice of Requirement for a new primary school to the south of Rolleston. The decision is to designate approximately 4 hectares on the southern edge of Rolleston Township at 540 and 546 East Maddisons Road for educational purposes. The decision on the Notice of Requirement may be inspected during opening hours at Council service centres or libraries. Rights of Appeal on this decision are outlined in Section 174 of the Act but are only available to the Council and affected land owners. Appeals must be lodged with the Environment Court within 15 working days of this notice of decision. Any questions on the process or the decision can be directed to Kate Bonifacio at Selwyn District Council on 347 2953. EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST – ALCOHOL LICENSING INSPECTION AND ADMINISTRATION SERVICES Selwyn District Council is seeking separate expressions of interest from suitably qualified parties to provide Alcohol Licensing Inspection Services and Alcohol Licensing Administrative Services to meet the Council’s obligations under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 and provide a high level of service to its customers. Council currently contracts inspection services associated with the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act separately from the alcohol licensing administration functions. The Council will select and negotiate with individuals/ contractors who fulfill the requirements sought. Copies of the expression of

interest documents can be obtained by contacting Selwyn District Council on 347 2800. General enquiries about the Expression of Interest may be made to John Christensen at the Council on 347 2806 during business hours. Expressions of Interest should be received by Friday 19 February 2016 and be sent to: Tim Harris, Environmental Services Manager, Selwyn District Council, PO Box 90, Rolleston 7643. ALCOHOL LICENCE APPLICATION The following on licence renewal applications are open for submissions. Notices are online at www.selwyn.govt.nz/ alcoholnotices. Lincoln Hospitality Limited submissions close 26 February, The Leeston Ladies Limited submissions close 8 March. MOBILE LIBRARY TIMETABLE New members welcome, sign up for a library card on the bus. Call our friendly drivers on 021 773 400 Thursday 21 January Tai Tapu Playcentre 10-10.30am Rolleston First Learners 11-11.30am Paradise for Little Angels 1.30-2pm Educare Faringdon 2.15-2.45pm Monday 25 January Springfield School 12.30-1.30pm Sheffield Hall 2-2.30pm Tuesday 26 January Tai Tapu Monkeys and Munchkins 10-10.30am Whippersnappers Lincoln 10.45-11.15am West Melton Learning Centre 1.30-1.50pm West Melton Domain 2-2.30pm FIRE RESTRICTIONS CHANGED A prohibited fire season (total fire ban) was in place across the district, but following recent rain the fire status has been altered to move to a restricted fire season in the rural areas of

Selwyn district, as from 8am Monday 18 January until further notice. In a restricted fire season, only gas barbeques, crop residue and rubbish fires inside contained drums, and fires which have received a written permit from Selwyn District Council are allowed in rural areas of Selwyn. Vegetation fires to burn trees or other items are not allowed unless permitted. There are a number of conditions which must be met before fires can be lit – these are available online at www.selwyn. govt.nz/fire. Fire permits will only be issued where an urgent need for a property owner is identified. In residential areas the only type of fire permitted throughout the year is a gas barbeque. Other fires need a resource consent from Environment Canterbury. The council reminds property owners that any fires that are not either permitted or allowed under the restrictions will incur a fine of $1,150. Fires also cannot be lit on Council reserves - including Coes and Chamberlains Fords and Whitecliffs Reserve. Douglas Marshall Principal Rural Fire Officer Monday 18 January 2015

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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. COUNCIL & COMMUNITY BOARDS Unless otherwise stated, meetings will be held at the Rolleston Council Building. Malvern Community Board Mon 25 Jan 4pm, Darfield Library Selwyn Central Community Board Wed 27 Jan 4.30pm

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

LOCAL COMMITTEES & ASSOCIATIONS Darfield Pool Administration Committee Wed 20 Jan 7pm, Darfield Pool Doyleston Community Committee Wed 20 Jan 7.30pm Osborne Park Pavilion

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

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Glenroy Community Hall Committee Tue 19 Jan 8pm, Glenroy Hall Hororata Citizens Committee Tue 26 Jan 7.30pm, Hororata Hall Hororata Reserve Management Committee Wed 3 Feb 7.30pm, Hororata Hall Leeston Park Association Mon 25 Jan 8pm Leeston Park Pavilion Rolleston Residents Association Mon 1 Feb 7.30pm Rolleston Community Centre Note change of date from 25 Jan Sheffield Memorial Pool Thurs 28 Jan 7pm Sheffield School West Melton Community Centre Tue 26 Jan 7.30pm West Melton Community Centre Whitecliffs Township & Domain Committee Mon 1 Feb 7.30pm Glentunnel Hall

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Lincoln Event Centre, 12-5pm & 6-8pm

Rhodes Domain, Old Tai Tapu Road, 5.30-7.30pm

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Darfield Pool, 2-4pm Enjoy games, music, sausage sizzle, prizes & pool inflatables. Free

Leeston Music on the Green Leeston Park, Holley Street, 6-9pm Pack a picnic & bring the family to enjoy a summer evening being entertained by local musicians. Free

Lake Crichton triathlon/ duathlon A community event providing first time athletes with a chance to try triathlon & duathlons. For entry information & costs visit www.selwynsportstrust.org.nz. Also runs 12 February & 4 March

Selwyn Libraries Summer Holiday programme A range of different free activities at local libraries & some outreach sessions at Southbridge & Springfield. Fun activities include making parachutes, a flying machine from lego & magic sessions. For details & to book visit www.selwynlibraries.co.nz

Southbridge Pool Party Southbridge Pool, High Street, 2-4pm Enjoy games, music, sausage sizzle, prizes & pool inflatables. Free


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Flying form continues for Feast West Melton’s Harry Feast has continued his flying form into 2016 notching up a double at the Ashburton Area ESNZ Grand Prix Showjumping & Showhunter Show over the weekend. Aboard the seven-year-old, Double J Bouncer, Feast proved too strong in the Canterbury Equestrian/Paul Smith Earthmoving Young Rider seeing off six other combinations to make it four wins on the trot.

Just three combinations jumped clear over the Roger Laplanche-designed track going through to the jump-off against the clock on Saturday. Out first, Nelson’s Tamara Silcock put in a solid effort on CoDicea coming home in 48.83 with one fence down. Local hope Kimberley Bird and Ngahiwi Summer was much quicker on the clock but picked up eight faults, leaving it wide open for Feast, who

was clear in a speedy 44.29 seconds to take the win. On Sunday, Feast was again too strong, winning the ESNZ/Morrisons Saddlery 7-Year-Old Series with the only clear round. Silcock backed up from runner-up in the Young Rider to win Sunday’s SC Saddlery Horse Mini Prix, while Nicole White (Invercargill) and Cricklewood Ace took out the Equissage/Ashburton Toyota

Horse Grand Prix with just four faults. In the ponies, it was Springston teen Steffi Whittaker who stormed back into the limelight, winning the sevenstrong Country TV/Neumaans Tyre Services Pony Grand Prix producing the class’s only double clear. The Team Cubbit Pony Mini Prix was won by Rohan Tennekoon (West Melton) on Mangakaraa Carbon Copy.

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fashion ACCESSORISE: Rival Sandal in nude, $199.99, Moochi; Mr Visor, $69.99, Moochi; Geo beach bag, $20, Postie Plus.

Harvey World Travel Rolleston Travel Advice Column

BIKINI: Stone Fox swimwear, Tosca and Salome, left; Acacia swimwear, Tosca and Salome, below. www.toscaandsalome.co.nz

LEFT: Zanzibar organic hot pink towel, $50, Ottoloom.co.nz

You’ve got through the mayhem of Christmas and New Year, it is time to hit the beach. Even if you love your black and are going nowhere near the Pacific Islands, when dressing for the beach it is time to pop out the bright colour, tropical prints and florals. Bad news for the skin shy, bikinis are back. But you can still cover up with a sarong or kaftan in a soft flowing fabric. Or pop on a loose fitted cotton singlet or crocheted top. Keep plenty of sun protection in your beach bag and keep hair well -conditioned with plenty of treatments otherwise it will ACCESSORISE: Rival Sandal be as dry as your straw nude, $199.99, Moochi; Mr sunhat comein March. Visor, $69.99, Moochi; Geo beach bag, $20, Postie Plus.

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Mermaid singlet, $79.95, above; Tosca and Salome Boohoo pink one-piece, $40, right.

ACCESSORISE: Rival Sandal in nude, $199.99, Moochi; Mr Visor, $69.99, Moochi; Geo beach bag, $20, Postie Plus.

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Jaymes Crochet vest, above, jayme.com.au; Spell Designs Hotel Paradiso bralette set Tosca and Salome, above right; Triangle flower bikini in black and orange print, $20 Postie Plus, right; Wild Wategos tee Tosca and Salome, $79.99, below.

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You’ve got through the mayhem of Christmas and FROM LEFT: Ke ´rastase Soleil Aqua Seal Swim New Year, it is time to hit the Protection Cream, $41; Garnier Ambre Solaire beach. Even if you love your Sensitive Advanced Dry Touch Mist, black and are$22.99; going nowhere Redken Frizz Dismiss Smooth SPF20, near theForce Pacific Islands, $35; Pureology Colourwhen Fanatic Miracle Spray, dressing for the beach ACCESSORISE: Rival Sandal $43; L’Oreal Paris Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning it$199.99, is time to pop out in nude, Moochi; Mrthe Lotion, 24.99;Visor, Matrix$69.99, Total Results Miracle bright colour, tropical prints Moochi; Geo Extender Dry Shampoo, $21.50; Maybelline New and florals. Bad news for the beach bag, $20, Postie Plus. York Dream Terra Sunskin Bronzer, shy,$19.99; bikinisL’Oreal are back. Paris UV Perfect AquaBut Essence SPF50+, $15.29.up you can still cover with a sarong or kaftan in a soft flowing fabric. Or pop BIKINI: Stone Fox swimwear, Tosca on aand loose fitted cotton Salome, left; Acacia swimwear, Tosca and singlet or crocheted top. Salome, below. www.toscaandsalome.co.nz Keep plenty of sun protection in your beach bag and keep hair well QUILLwith plenty of LEFT: ZanzibarBy ANNEMARIE -conditioned organic hot pink treatments otherwise it will Rival Sandal You’veACCESSORISE: got through towel, $50, be as drythe as your straw in nude, $199.99, Moochi; Mr Ottoloom.co.nzmayhem of Christmas and sunhat come March. Visor, Moochi; Geo New Year, it $69.99, is time to hit the $20, Postie beach.beach Even bag, if you love yourPlus. black and are going nowhere near the Pacific Islands, when dressing for the beach BIKINI: Stone Fox swimwear, Tosca and it is time to pop out the Salome, left; Acacia swimwear, Tosca and bright colour, tropical prints Salome, below. www.toscaandsalome.co.nz and florals. Bad news for the skin shy, bikinis are back. But can still cover up Byyou ANNEMARIE QUILL with a sarong or kaftan in a soft flowing Orthe pop You’ve gotfabric. through onmayhem a loose fitted cotton and of Christmas singlet or crocheted New LEFT: Year, it´is time top. to hit the FROM Ke rastase Soleil Aqua Seal Swim Keep plenty ofifsun beach. Even you your Protection Cream, $41;love Garnier Ambre Solaire protection in your beach bag black and are going nowhere Sensitive Advanced Dry Touch Mist, $22.99; and keep hair well near the Pacific Islands, Redken Frizz Dismiss Smooth Force SPF20, LEFT: Zanzibar -conditioned with plenty of Miracle Spray, when dressing for the beach $35; Pureology Colour Fanatic organic hot pink treatments otherwise it will it isL’Oreal time to popSublime out the $43; Paris Bronze Self-Tanning towel, $50, bright colour, tropical be as dry as your straw Lotion, 24.99; Matrix Totalprints Results Miracle and florals. Bad news for theMaybelline New Ottoloom.co.nz sunhat come March. Extender Dry Shampoo, $21.50; skin shy, bikinis are back. York Dream Terra Sun Bronzer, $19.99; L’Oreal ButUV you can still cover up SPF50+, $15.29. Paris Perfect Aqua Essence with a sarong or kaftan in a soft flowing fabric. Or pop on a loose fitted cotton singlet or crocheted top. Keep plenty of sun protection in your beach bag and keep hair well LEFT: Zanzibar -conditioned with plenty of organic hot pink treatments otherwise it will towel, $50, be as dry as your straw Ottoloom.co.nz sunhat come March.

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Travel Talk with Paul By ANNEMARIE QUILL You’ve got through the

If your lucky enough tomayhem still beofonChristmas Holidayand that’s New Year, it is time hit the fantastic but for others heading back fortoanother beach. Even if you love your slog in 2016 it’s a great time to set a goal black and areyourself going nowhere near the Pacific Islands, for this year. Start planning for that trip away when dressing for the beach now and set your sightsitto a range ofout wonderful is time to pop the bright colour, tropical prints destinations close to home or far away. and florals. Bad news for the

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At Harvey World Travel Rolleston we are financial supporters of the Selwyn Regions Volunteer Fire Brigades so with your support to us we can in turn support those Volunteer stations in the local area, as a local Volunteer at Kirwee I know this support is well FROM LEFT: Ke ´rastase Soleil Aqua Seal Swim received. Protection Cream, $41; Garnier Ambre Solaire

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ACCESSORISE: Rival Sandal in nude, $199.99, Moochi; Mr Visor, $69.99, Moochi; Geo beach bag, $20, Postie Plus.

Sensitive Advanced Dry Touch Mist, $22.99; Redken Frizz Dismiss Smooth Force SPF20, $35; Pureology Colour Fanatic Miracle Spray, $43; L’Oreal Paris Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Lotion, 24.99; Matrix Total Results Miracle Extender Dry Shampoo, $21.50; Maybelline New York Dream Terra Sun Bronzer, $19.99; L’Oreal Paris UV Perfect Aqua Essence SPF50+, $15.29.

IT’S BEACH TIME!

BIKINI: Stone Fox swimwear, Tosca and Salome, left; Acacia swimwear, Tosca and Salome, below. www.toscaandsalome.co.nz

BEAUTY ESSENTIALS

By ANNEMARIE QUILL You’ve got through the Ask about 12 months interest free mayhem of Christmas and travel New Year, it is time to hit the options on Q Card beach. Even if you love your black and are going nowhere near the Pacific Islands, Harvey World Travel Rolleston when dressing for the beach Rolleston Square it is time to pop out the (next to The Warehouse) bright colour, tropical prints Phone 03 974 2010 and florals. Bad news for the skin shy, bikinis are back.

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Your guide to the best Taste in Selwyn THE BRIDGE

Restaurant and Bar

THE BRIDGE A true oasis in the heart of Prebbleton, The Bridge Restaurant & Bar is a short 5 minute drive from the Southern Motorway, with plenty of free parking. Debuting a new Summer menu to complement their charming garden area. Quiz night Wed 7pm, Happy Hour Mon-Fri 5pm-7pm, functions to suit your budget. Bookings advised. Friendly country atmosphere. UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT 587 Springs Road, Prebbleton, Christchurch. Ph 03 344 2180. Opening Hours 11am until late www.thebridgeprebbleton.co.nz

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THE TEA HOUSE

The Tea House

Set in a quaint 1890’s villa in the country town of Lincoln, The Tea House will treat you to something special every day. Enjoy lunch, High Tea, dinner or a special event at our elegant tea house in Lincoln. All of our dishes are made with fresh local produce and cooked to perfection. 6 Robert Street, Lincoln. Ph 03 325 7242 Email Vanetia@theteahouse.co.nz Open 6 Days Tue-Sun from 10am & 4 Nights Wed-Sat from 5.30pm

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hen you want a beautiful of fresh and delightful open sandwiches. environment to share time At dinner time the variety of fine fare is with friends and family, The abundant. For an entrée among the temptations Tea House at Lincoln is the are venison carpaccio presents thin slices perfect venue. of seasoned seared loin of venison, served This well-established business creates with orange and crispy capers, or pan seared elegant food, whether it is high tea or wanting a scallops resting on a carrot and thyme puree more refined restaurant for a special occasion. with crispy local smoked pork belly and chilli The Tea House is masterful in allowing its mint and mustard dressing. The main dishes customers to sit back and enjoy its delicious include Akaroa salmon, a baked salmon fillet fare while being treated to impeccable service. topped with beetroot relish on wholegrain Now open three days a week, Friday and mustard and rosemary potato rosti, served Saturday from 10am to 10pm and Sundays with steamed greens and a citrus beurre blanc, from 10am to 4pm or by appointment, a Hereford ribeye or prime fillet steak grilled owner Vanetia and the staff will ensure your to your liking with pan seared prawns and celebration, gathering, meeting or romantic Café de Paris butter, steamed greens and skin encounter will be effortless and special. on wedges roasted with red onion, garlic, chilli From the moment you walk in the door, and herbs or the lamb rack – crusted with smiling faces greet you. The refined décor and cashews, parmesan and herbs on a potato rosti, exquisite table settings all set the scene for an steamed greens and a blueberry and shiraz jus. exceptional experience. For those with a sweet tooth, the treacle The menu is also full of enticing delights. tart, lemon crème brulee or chocolate fondant The Tea House is renowned for its delicious among the other delicious treats provide high teas. Beautiful individually crafted ample opportunity to finish the meal off on a sandwiches, cakes, scones and savouries which high note. are all carefully prepared on-site, all served on The Tea House is available for weddings or a vintage tiered cake stand. Partnered with the other functions at any time by appointment, wide selection of specialist teas and coffees, or and Vanetia would be delighted to help you for that really special occasion, you can indulge with celebrating your special occasion. in bubbles to make it a real celebration. At lunch time you can be tempted by To find out more, visit The Tea House a number of dishes, including a gourmet online at www.theteahouse.co.nz, or call venison burger, corn, spinach and feta fritters, 03 325 7242. the special pie of the day or from the selection

VEENUZ INDIAN D’ZIRE Veenuz Indian D’zire Restaurant/Takeaways will thrill the most discerning diner, with an emphasis on quality food made from fresh ingredients and authentic Indian spices. The restaurant menu while similar to the takeaway menu, includes more options such as Indian street food and traditional desserts. Full & BYO licence. (Brunch & lunch/corporate & family functions by arrangement). AUTHENTIC INDIAN CUISINE Shop 3, 575 Springs Rd, Prebbleton Ph 03 344 5554.

Dine In: Tues-Sun 4.30pm-9pm Takeaways:Tues-Sun: Lunch 11am-1pm, Dinner 4.30pm-9pm. Closed Mondays.

THE STORE @ TAI TAPU

MEMORYS RESTAURANT

Is a winning formula of an award-winning café, milk-bar and design store all under one roof. Nestled in a gorgeous country setting, there is definitely something for everyone. Enjoy delicious coffee, local wines, an innovative menu, milkshakes, ice creams the list goes on. From the vibrant interior to the fabulous garden area, The Store is a must-visit location this Summer.

A boutique establishment with an emphasis on relaxed dining and small private functions. Set amongst mature trees with a well-established garden and large courtyard area. The menu is an intimate selection of meals which changes weekly. Memorys is an unlicensed premises, however offer a beverage selection with a difference.

687 Christchurch Akaroa Rd,Tai Tapu. (5 mins from Halswell). Ph 03 329 6753. www.thestoretaitapu.co.nz Email: thestore@taitapu.co.nz Open 7 Days. Mon-Fri 7.30am-4.30pm, Sat-Sun 8.30am-4.30pm.

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Work out a plan for the year JEREMY TAURI

•Write a plan: It’s all well and good to say this will be the year you start saving but, if you haven’t got a plan, it’s unlikely to work. Write down (realistically) what you spend each week, what you might need for unforeseen expenses and what you can afford to save. •Write some goals: It’s hard to stick to any plan if you don’t know what the final outcome will be. Work out some short and long-term goals to improve your financial situation. Allow yourself small rewards when you get to each one. •Put the money destined for savings into your savings account on pay day, before you get a chance to spend it. No point aiming to save whatever is left over at the end of the pay period, as you will find there isn’t any. •Pay off dumb debt first. If you have money owing on your credit card, get rid of it before you start saving. The interest you pay on expensive debt will wipe out any benefit in having a separate savings account. Aim to pay off your credit cards in full each month.

•Increase your mortgage payments: If you haven’t got any other debt, put as much money on your mortgage as you can. Any extra you can pay off will go directly on to the principal and make a huge difference to the amount you pay over the life of the loan. •Set up automatic payments for your regular bills so you do not miss the payment dates and risk penalties. This is especially helpful for bills such as power, where you qualify for a discount when you pay on time. •Start a plan to save for next Christmas. Some of the credit unions offer fee-free accounts with favourable interest rates that lock in your savings until Christmas. This is a good way to make sure you have money in the bank and don’t have to turn to the cards next year. •Close credit cards you don’t need. They charge annual fees and, while people think they need one “just in case”, you’d be better off saving the money. Jeremy Tauri is an associate at Plus CharteredAccountants.


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elcome to the Selwyn Times’ Early Childcare feature. We are lucky enough to have wonderful childcare providers for newborn to 13-year-old children available within our region. Find out about the variety of providers in our area who are committed to providing

the best care possible for our children. We have information about all levels of childcare from nursery care to after school and holiday programmes. Hopefully, you will gain all the information you will need to ensure you make the best choice possible for your children.


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Montessori creates leaders for life Montessori method allows this, resulting in joyous learning that is sustainable throughout a lifetime. No one’s perfect – not even a prince or princess, so for all children it is important to admit mistakes and to learn how to overcome obstacles – creating humble, self aware and mature young people who are able to look critically at their work and who become adept at recognising, correcting and learning from their errors.

Montessori is renowned with many worldwide leaders, exceptional businessmen and women and even royalty having the amazing start in life that Montessori delivers. Founded by Italian physician and teacher Maria Montessori, the distinctive education approach is known for encouraging creative thinking, personalised learning and embracing individuality. In this environment children are encouraged to build relationships with their peers who are younger, older and the same age. This mimics the real world where individuals work and socialise with people of all ages and dispositions and allows children from a young age to be accepting of different backgrounds and cultures. The Montessori approach states that during the first six years of a child’s life, he or she has an absorbent mind – taking in everything within his or her environment without having to stop and think about it, at their own pace. This helps develop skills and a big imagination that will be crucial in years to come. Navigating your own path is integral in understanding that internal satisfaction drives a child’s curiosity and interest. The • Privately owned & operated

Montessori also focuses on creating a community in the classroom. This helps children to learn how to productively resolve conflicts on their own and develop relationships with peers, something which can certainly hold any prince or princess in good stead for later life.

Enrol now for 2016 Open from 7.30am to 5.30pm daily

We have our very own Montessori right in the heart of Lincoln. Lincoln Montessori, instils all the virtues and learnings that great figureheads and future leaders of our world benefit from right now. If you would like your child to receive a right royal education that will b e n e f i t them with these remarkable teachings that will set them up for life, then visit www. lincolnmontessori.co.nz or phone 03 325 3350.

• Optional meals provided

• Architecturally designed purpose built building • Transition to School Programme for 4 & 5 year olds • 20 hours ECE for all children 3+

• Primary caregiving by Montessori trained teachers

584 Birchs Road, Barton Fields | P 03 325 3350 E: info@lincolnmontessori.co.nz | W: www.lincolnmontessori.co.nz

Spaces For Under 2’s Available Now! • Whippersnappers is privately owned and operated • Whippersnappers is privately owned and operated

Monkeys and Munchkins Preschool & nursery

• Offers 20 hours ECE for 3+ year olds and WINZ • Offers 20 hours ECE for 3+ year olds and WINZ subsidies

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• Architecturally Designed & Purpose Built building • Separate large infant/toddler and preschool outdoor play • areas Primary Care Programme • Classrooms specifically designed to cater for the infant, • Separate large infant/toddler and preschool outdoor toddler and preschool ages.

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• Infant sleep room with full sized cots as well as a • separate toddler sleep room. Separate classrooms for Preschool and Nursery

• Separate infant sleep room and toddler sleep room • Extension room for 4 to 5 year olds with dedicated • learning programme Extension room for 4 ½ to 5 year olds with dedicated • Individualised learning programs for all children

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• Fun individualised group sessions for toddlers including • interactive storytelling and music sessions Individualised learning programs for all children

• Fun individualised group sessions for toddlers • ICT, Literacy & Numeracy Programme including interactive storytelling and music sessions • Primary caregiving by qualified Early Childhood teachers. • ICT, Literacy & Numeracy Programme

Located in the beautiful township of Tai Tapu is Monkeys and Munchkins Preschool & Nursery; a privately owned, well resourced centre where children love to learn and play. At Monkeys & Munchkins we offer: • A friendly, safe and nuturing atmosphere with highly trained staff • Music classes run by a professional music teacher • Transition to School programme run by a primary trained teacher • 20 hours ECE subsidy for children over three • Healthy, nutritious home cooked meals (optional)

3 to 6 year olds are eligible to 6 hours a day of free childcare with a maximum of 20 hours a week absolutely free!

Download an Enrolment Form today www.whippersnappers.co.nz 53 Edward Street, Lincoln info@whippersnappers.co.nz • Ph 3252 677

• An outdoor area filled with raised forts, huge sandpits, bike tracks, playhouses and vegetable gardens.

EnRol now foR 2016 For more information and to download an enrolment form log onto www.monkeysandmunchkins.co.nz

8 School Road, Tai Tapu. Phone (03) 329 6507


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Selecting your

early childhood educator It is often necessary to enrol your child long before care is actually required. Often there are waiting lists at many providers.

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hen selecting an early childhood educator, there are many considerations to make – you may for instance prefer home-based care over a preschool centre or you may want your child to have more structured learning rather than free play. The main five choices for childcare are: • Home-based care – a service that provides care and learning experiences for children within the registered carer’s home. • Centre-based childcare or long day care – facilities that are operated by either private or government bodies and provide care that covers the

normal working day for parents. Occasional care - for occasional use and available for 0 to 6-yearolds. Many mums use this care for casual appointments, study, casual work or just for the occasional break from the kids. It is often provided by community groups, churches or local councils. Nanny or babysitter the arrangements that you make with a nanny or babysitter are a private transaction between you and your chosen carer. Kindergarten - cater for three and four-year-olds, and focus on school transitions. Kindergartens can offer

sessions from 9am to 3pm or sessions of 2 1/2 hours each. Once you make the decision of what type of care you prefer for your child, then you need to assess different providers who offer that particular type of care. Remember that every early childcare provider is also assessed by the Education Review Office (ERO) so you can look at the latest free reports on a provider by visiting www.ero.govt.nz. It is often necessary to enrol your child long before care is actually required. Often there are waiting lists at many providers. In order to ensure you get the care or centre you want, it is imperative to start the selection process early.

Discover. Imagine. Connect. Quality Early Childhood Education and Care ensures that your child has the best possible start to their educational journey. Here at Ako Rolleston we pride ourselves on our boutique setting; offering a home like environment, low numbers and a high ratio of qualified staff members. We cater for tamariki from three months to six years, offering three specifically designed areas for our infants, toddlers, and young children. Our philosophy is underlined by the importance of respectful care; we see your child as a unique individual, not just one among a number. Our Key teacher system ensures that your child will get the individualised care that they require and the opportunity to build strong, trusting relationships with the teachers in their space. We have a strong focus on sustainability and the environment with the caring of our vegetable gardens, chickens, worm farm, budgies and other visiting animals playing a prominent role in our daily curriculum. For more information, please visit our website, give us a call, or stop in for a visit. We would love to hear from you.

OPEN DAY ~ 23rd January 2016, 10am—1pm Come see us at 4 John Street to meet the team and learn more about the exceptional programme and care we can offer you. Address: 4 John Street, Rolleston

Phone: 03 3474480

Email: akorolleston@gmail.com

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Country Montessori

Wide open spaces to invigorate and educate

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xperiences where children are involved means they are fully engaged, creating memorable learning encounters. Burnham Country Montessori is set in the countryside on more than two acres of land just outside of Rolleston and close to Burnham Military Camp and Lincoln township. Because of the wide open rural spaces, the children and staff are provided with a unique environment with sights, sounds, smells and experiences exclusive to the countryside. Children are able to feed pigs, sheep, chickens and enjoy country walks and learn about the world around them. Teachers are extremely proud of the large open, well-resourced playgrounds that have native plantings and vegetable and flower gardens, as well as large decked

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areas for children and their family/whānau to enjoy. Classrooms are bright, cheerful and well-resourced, offering the children a structured environment that is focused on their educational, emotional and physical development. In accordance with the philosophy set by Montessori founder Maria Montessori that children teach themselves, the staff aim to help cultivate the child’s natural love of learning and their inquisitiveness, and develop each child’s whole personality. The philosophy is to develop each child’s independence. Burnham Country Montessori is a preschool with an open door policy, so if you would like to see this marvellous preschool for youself, call in or visit the website www.burnham-montessori.co.nz.

Annabel’s

Bright, welcoming care and education

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nnabel’s in Darfield have three complementary centres. Annabel’s Educare Darfield consisting of a nursery and kindergarten; Annabel’s 3-year-old kindergarten and Annabel’s 4-year-old kindergarten. Their promise is to give open and honest feedback about your child’s progress; to provide learning programmes individually designed to suit your child; and above all, to create a fun and homely environment where children can flourish. Their aim is to help grow your child to become a capable, confident lifelong learner and it’s a goal that is founded in almost 20 years’ experience of providing quality early childhood education across Canterbury. Their six locations range across the region from Darfield to Rangiora with centres in Avonhead, Somerfield, Darfield, New Brighton, and Rangiora. The same quality provision is available at all locations and the team believes in working in close partnership with parents and whānau and the wider community. Annabel’s Educare is a trusted and respected leader in Early Childhood Education and offer extensive discovery and child-initiated learning, and individual learning programmes. Focused inquiry-based group projects allow children to experience the wonder of learning about the world they live in. Their teachers are passionate about what they do and are devoted to the delivery of a high-quality curriculum and the best care

possible for your children. Annabel’s Educare Darfield is bright and welcoming. Their 2-year-old kindergarten currently has vacancies, and there is limited availability for the nursery and both the 3 and 4-year-old kindergartens. There are WINZ and the 20 hours’ Early Childhood Education subsidy per week available. Find them at 12-18 South Terrace, Darfield, or telephone 03 318 7943 for Educare, 03 318 7948 for the 3-year-old kindergarten and 03 318 8843 for the 4-year-old kindergarten. Visit www.annabelseducare.co.nz to find out more. Annabel’s Educare Annabel’s Educare – Avonhead 66 Avonhead Road, Avonhead 03 341 1153 Nursery (0 to 2 years) vacancies available

Montessori & Early Childhood Preschool ● We Offer a Friendly, Fun and supportive environment – only 5 minutes from Rolleston. ● We believe that Tamariki thrive in a peaceful, structured and caring environment, full of fun and challenges. ● We Offer focused, balanced curriculums that prepare Tamariki for the next step in their learning journey. ● We value diversity within our Tamariki and their whānau and this is reflected in our whānau focused philosophy. ● We have 4 well resourced classrooms, caring for Tamariki from 6 weeks to 6 years of age. We are proud of our large, natural playgrounds that offer challenges for all ages.

Call in to visit us today, meet the teachers and have a look around our school

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For enrolments please contact Jasmine or Kylie on 347-6161 Visit us at 643 Burnham School Road Download forms from www.burnham-montessori.co.nz

Annabel’s Educare Annabel’s 3yr old Kindergarten Annabel’s 4yr old Kindergarten In Darfield the unique structure of complimentary nursery and Kindergarten programmes at Educare, the 3yr old and the 4yr old Kindergarten is designed to optimize and facilitate positive learning opportunities for all children. • Vacancies available at Educare in the nursery and Kindergarten programmes • Limited vacancies in the 3yr and 4yr Kindergarten • There are WINZ and the 20 hours Early Childhood Education subsidies available

Come and visit to discuss your needs for your child.

12-18 South Tce Darfield

03 3187943 for Educare, 03 3187948 for the 3 year old Kindergarten 03 3188843 for the 4 year old Kindergarten. www.annabelseducare.co.nz


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CASPA

Fun and educational care out of school

Active Learners Leeston Active Learners Leeston is licensed for 50 children aged between 6 weeks and 6 years.

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e have large classroom spaces that are changed daily to reflect the children’s learning, and pride ourselves on having qualified and experienced teaching staff that are confident in the care and education of young children. A number of our management and

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orking parents are constantly worried with how they will deliver care for their children out of school hours. CASPA after school and holiday care allows you to put your mind at ease, knowing we are looking after them with a programme that is invigorating, fun and educational. Five to 13-year-olds love what we do, as we

try to help them develop interests and skills in hobbies and activities, such as arts and crafts, music, sports and drama. We’ve even developed a city-based youth holiday programme for our children aged between 11 and 14 years, so they can take part in age-appropriate activities during the holidays. These new experiences help to develop their skills further and also gain confidence and challenge themselves. Your children are cared for by our experienced team who are trained, highly motivated and professional, and provide a safe, friendly environment. We’re also Child, Youth and Family approved for the Out of School Care and Recreation (OSCAR) Subsidy. Talk to Work and Income now to find out if you’re eligible. For more information and a list of our locations, please check out our website www.caspa.org.nz, or we’d love to talk to you so phone 03 349 9260.

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teaching team at the centre are parents so we understand the thought that goes into deciding on a preschool for your child. The teachers at Active Learners are committed to making sure that you and your child get the most out of your time in the centre and encourage you and your family members to visit any time.

Burnham

Nursery and Preschool Collaborative care creates best outcomes

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urnham Nursery and Preschool is a community-based, not for profit centre that believes in providing quality care and education for all learners within its community and beyond – fostering mutual cooperation and personal growth. The staff believe that parental aspirations are paramount so they work collaboratively alongside families to ensure the best outcomes for children. Teachers also support the needs of our military and civilian families in times of transition due to deployments and postings. The preschool offers affordable childcare in a well-resourced centre with spacious indoor

and outdoor areas. We have a well -equipped kitchen that provides morning, afternoon tea and a cooked lunch. There are two separate areas of learning to meet the different developmental needs of the children aged between 0 and 6 years. We offer a balance of free play and structured learning opportunities. Biculturalism is embedded in everyday teaching to honour te Tiriti o Waitangi. Families are warmly welcome to experience an environment where contributions are valued and partnership is fostered. The centre is handily located on Freyberg Road opposite the shopping centre. Visit www.bnp.co.nz to find out more.

Quality care and education from 3 months to 6 years • 20 Free ECE hours for all three to six year olds • An experienced, committed team of qualified early childhood teachers with a strong knowledge of Te Whariki, the Early Childhood Curriculum • An extensive outdoor field with space to ride bikes and explore nature • IPADS with learning programs offered to all children

Take the stress out of childcare • We provide a safe, creative environment for 5-13 year olds • Our staff are trained • A range of fun activities • 7.15-8.30am and 3-6pm Mon-Fri • 8am-6pm Holidays • Kids jsut LOVE it! Creative After School Programmed Activities

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• Purpose built centre with a variety of natural resources

Open Monday to Friday 7.30am-5.00pm Limited spaces available | Over 3s & Under 3s 20 Leeston Lake Road, Leeston Enquiries to Janene (Neeny) Prendergast 03 324 4115 • neeny@activelearners.co.nz Visit our website www.activelearners.co.nz

BURNHAM NURSERY & PRESCHOOL ‘We believe in educating with care’

We’re a community based, not-for-profit centre offering • Friendly, motivated and caring staff • Excellent staff/child ratios • Separate building for the Preschool and Nursery with their own wonderful outdoor play areas • Healthy nutritional meals prepared and cooked on site daily Open : Monday to Friday 7.30am-5.30pm

3 Nursery Lane, Burnham • Ph 347 6874 Website: www.bnp.co.nz - Email : bnpreschool@xtra.co.nz


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Education Early Childhood & Afterschool Care Directory MULTIPLE LOCATIONS IN SELWYN

DARFIELD

LEESTON (cont)

BARNADOS:

Annabel’s 3yrs Kindergarten: phone 318 7948

Active Learners Early Childhood Centre: phone 324 4115

Annabel’s 4 yrs Kindergarten: phone 318 8843

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Annies Nannies - Home-based in your home or the educator’s home: phone 366 8628 KidStart – Home-based childcare and education: phone 0800 422 762

Busy Bumbles – Before and afterschool care programmes: phone 347 3031 CASPA NZ Ltd – Creative afterschool programmed activities: phone 349 9260 PORSE: In-home childcare and educator training: phone 0800 023 456 Selwyn Kids Home-Based Childcare: phone 347 9089

BURNHAM

Burnham Country Montessori Preschool: phone 347 6161 Burnham Nursery and Preschool: phone 347 6874 Kidsfirst Kindergartens, Burnham: phone 347 6707

Give Your Child The Best Start! Rolleston residents are lucky to now have two fantastic BestStart education and childcare centres to choose from. At a BestStart centre, your child will be nurtured and cared for in a warm, friendly and positive environment by qualified and caring teachers. Our teachers will support your children in creative and critical thought processes, providing experiences that introduce early concepts of maths, science, art, reading and other curriculum areas. Edukids Faringdon is a brand new early childhood centre, conveniently located in Rolleston. The centre is resourced with brand new, quality equipment and toys in a safe and attractive learning environment. A proud supporter of Plunket, Edukids Faringdon have Plunket on site regularly, utilising their whanau room for checks and parenting classes. Your other local BestStart centre is ABC Rolleston. This purpose-built centre with established gardens and trees has a highly reputable teaching team. They create a range of learning opportunities and experiences based on your child’s current interests and skills.

Science in action, children investigate the changes happening to their growing crystals

Annabel’s Educare: phone 318 7943

Leeston Playcentre: phone 324 4161

Darfield Preschool and Nursery: phone 318 8836 Darfield Playcentre: phone 027 627 8993

Kidsfirst Kindergarten: phone 325 2700 Lincoln Village Preschool and Nursery: phone 325 7356 Lincoln Montessori Early Learning Centre: phone 325 3350

DUNSANDEL

Dunsandel Childcare and Preschool (Blue Goose Preschool): phone 325 4543

Lincoln Playcentre: phone 325 6158

Dunsandel Playcentre: phone 027 486 3169

Lincoln University Early Childhood Centre (LUECC) Centre: phone 325 2870

HORORATA

Lincoln University Childcare and Preschoolphone 325 2287

Hororata Playcentre: phone 027 407 8969

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Children First Preschool Centre: phone 324 3396

Melodies Preschool: phone 0800 MELODIES or 325 2227 Whippersnappers Early Learning Centre: phone 325 2677

Edukids Faringdon Edukids Faringdon and ABC Rolleston offer BestStart’s unique Be School ReadyTM initiative, ensuring that every child is prepared for school. Centre Manager at Edukids Faringdon, Morag McGlinchy says, “Our Be School ReadyTM initiative allows children to be involved in an environment that is rich in language, where children are encouraged to ask questions, to make sense of their surroundings, to play imaginatively and express themselves creatively. It helps them develop as natural, confident learners as they prepare for school.” Both centres cater for children aged 3 months to 5 years old and offer 20 hours free childcare, with both morning and afternoon sessions available. Children are provided with healthy, nutritious meals and snacks that are made on site by their centre cook. The professional support for teachers at BestStart centres is second to none. They have the country’s most recognised Professional Guidance programme that supports teachers’ professional development. It helps teachers to be the best they can be so that in turn children can achieve great learning outcomes.

Infants enjoy uninterrupted care in our dedicated infant area in the Nursery

NOW OPEN! Brand new centre Catering for children aged 3 months - 5 years Fun and friendship Healthy, nutritional meals provided Sessions, part-time and full-time spaces available Open Monday - Friday, 7am - 6pm

Children enjoy regular visits from family members throughout the day to share in their play and learning

Enrol now to secure a space for your child at Edukids Faringdon 53 Chandler Way, Rolleston, Phone: 550 2076 Email: edukids.faringdon@beststarteducare.co.nz www.beststarteducare.co.nz Outdoor area for children to play and learn

Teachers and children explore together while trying to make sense of the world around them

Space for parents to relax and chat while waiting to collect children

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Education Early Childhood & Afterschool Care Directory PREBBLETON

Prebbleton Childcare and Education Centre: phone 349 9970 Prebbleton Kindergarten: phone 349 9950 Prebbleton Nursery and Education Centre: phone 349 9970 Prebbleton Playcentre: phone 027 538 7752

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ROLLESTON (cont)

Papa Jacks (holiday and afterschool programmes) phone 027 3835079 Paradise for Little Angels: phone 347 2054 Rolleston Playcentre: phone 022 385 4347 Rolly Kids Early Learning Centre: phone 347 3511

ABC Learning Centre Rolleston: phone 347 9850

Selwyn Kids Kindergarten: phone 347 9089

AKO Rolleston: phone 347 4480

The Cats Pyjamas Preschool and Nursery: phone 347 9561

Bright Beginnings Montessori Preschool: phone 347 4474

The Learning Ladder: phone 347 4480

Edukids Faringdon: phone03 550 2076

SOUTHBRIDGE

First Learners Rolleston: phone 347 4400 Footsteps Education Ltd: phone 0800 366 878

TAI TAPU (cont) Tai Tapu Playcentre: phone 329 6210

TEMPLETON

Templeton Nursery and Preschool: phone 344 1220

WEST MELTON

The Cat’s Pyjamas Preschool and Nursery: phone 741 1785 West Melton Nursery, Kindergarten and Learning Centre: phone 347 4132 West Melton Playcentre: phone 027 265 2702

Southbridge Playcentre: phone 324 2713

TAI TAPU

Monkeys and Munchkins Preschool and Nursery: phone 329 6507

Exciting preparation for life

Montessori Pre School Bright Beginnings Montessori Preschool and Nursery Centre lives up to its name, as the children who attend receive a balanced, imaginative and exciting preparation for life at primary school. The Centre’s philosophy is entirely family-focused, existing to support children and their families – and this is perhaps its biggest strength. The aim is to provide a well-resourced and structured environment which is designed to bring out each child’s potential, and to bring them to higher possibilities intellectually, morally and culturally. Teachers assist to develop each child’s independence, concentration, gross and fine motor skills, coordination, self esteem, social skills and awareness, intelligence, language skills, self-discipline, control and order. They also propose to help develop each child’s whole personality and to cultivate the child’s natural love of learning and their inquisitiveness. The centre values literacy and numeracy highly, and children aged from four years are fully transitioned into school-ready routines, structures and expectations. Montessori schools are worldwide and renowned for a

learning philosophy that recognises a child’s different needs, interests and abilities, and adheres to Maria Montessori in “an education that prepares for life.” There is very much a team approach at the centre with teachers able to focus on their prime role in an environment that encourages the best skills they can produce. They also believe that children thrive in a settled and structured environment and parents are often attracted by the atmosphere of calm cooperation. The huge 3800sqm playground is set up so that while there are plenty of activities in place, there is room for free play and opportunities for discovery. One spot has been designated a ‘discovery corner’ – left in its natural state, and much loved by the children. The idea is to have an outside area that has something for everyone, where children can create, share, learn to work and play together as well as grow in all sorts of ways. The centre is well staffed and functions like a big family. If you would like to find out more about Bright Beginnings please call in to 183 Brookside Rd, Rolleston.

We wish you all a very Happy New Year and look forward to seeing you all in 2016! We cater for children from birth to 6 years. Teacher Ratios: • Over 2s: 1 for 5 preschool • Fantastic rural outlook

• Under 2s: 1 for 4 nursery • 27 car parks

For all enquiries and enrolments Contact Sarah/Alison on 347-4474 or email: bbs.montessori@xtra.co.nz

Montessori Pre School

183 Brookside Rd, Rolleston

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elwyn Kids covers all bases in looking after children from birth to school age, along with out-of-school care programmes; a diverse child care operation with two kindergartens rolled into one. There is also home-based education childcare and OSCAR packages for before and afterschool care for students from Clearview, Rolleston and Burnham primary schools, plus a separate holiday programme when kindergarten is not in session. Selwyn Kids focuses on quality play with an educational factor, helping children grow their imaginations while developing social and life skills. Finishing off the package,

Selwyn Kids have a band of nannies available to look after children in their own home when needed. Selwyn Kids can be found at 60 Rolleston Drive, Rolleston, and is open 7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday. They can also assist with childcare on the weekend by prior arrangement. Their home-based educators are located around Selwyn in Rolleston, Leeston, Darfield and West Melton, and with plans to extend these locations, they would like to hear from anyone interested in becoming an educator with Selwyn Kids. To learn more about Selwyn Kids, give the team a call on 347 9089.

Lincoln University Childcare & Preschool New Zealand’s specialist land-based university.

Lincoln University Childcare and Preschool is situated on Ellesmere Junction Road (just down from the University). We offer a warm, caring and nurturing environment for children aged 0-5 years. We have a very large popular outdoor area. We value family/whānau involvement. The centre is very environmentally conscious and we are a part of the Lincoln Envirotown Responsible Business Award. Our staff are qualified and offer an educational and development based programme. We have good teacher to child ratios. We offer 20hours ECE for 3&4 year olds. We cater for children of Lincoln University staff and students, research groups as well as the local community.

For more information please contact Sarah at sarah.cook@lincoln.ac.nz or phone 3252287. www.lincoln.ac.nz

Lincoln University Early Childhood Centre Open Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm Spaces available now!!! • Small group sizes with quality ratios and qualified passionate and enthusiastic teachers. • Rich and meaningful experiences in a nurturing environment. • Warm, friendly nursery, guided by the principles of RIE and Pikler. • Exciting, challenging preschool offering enquiry based learning, a Transition to School Programme and 20 Hours Free ECE for 3 & 4 year olds. • Well resourced and interesting, open natural environment that supports sustainability as proud members of both Enviroschools and Lincoln Envirotown Trust. • Catering for the children of Lincoln University staff, students, local businesses and community since 1994. • Located in The Crescent, off Springs Road in Lincoln.

For further information or to arrange a visit please contact Marilyn at luecc@lincoln.ac.nz or phone 325 2870 www.lincoln.ac.nz/luecc www.fb.com/luecc

Where music and movement come to play. At Melodies Preschool your child will enjoy a wonderful balance of free play and activity times such as music and dance, story time and mat times. During free play our high teacher to child ratio allows your child to be well supported to extend on their interests and take them as far as they wish to go, developing language and imagination, problem solving and an inquisitive mind along the way. Each day your child will have the opportunity to join in music, dance

and drama. Specialist music teachers use the Carl Orff Approach to inspire their music and dance sessions which allows the child to be the musician. Melodies Preschool is an affiliated preschool with Gill Connells Smart Steps programme and your child will have the opportunity to explore and challenge themselves throughout the day with lots of Moving to Learn, gym activities based on their stage of development. The Smart Steps programme goes hand in hand

with our wonderful readiness for school programme. There is endless fun, exploration and imagination at Melodies in a calm nurturing atmosphere. Our passionate dedicated staff will allow your child to become an amazing little learner. So call us to arrange a visit. We take children from 2- 5 years. Phone 03 325 2227 Email enquiries to info@ melodiespreschool.co.nz Visit our website www.melodiesprescool.co.nz

‘the best little preschool in lincoln’ A small boutique Preschool that has plenty of space for children to discover and learn. • For boys and girls aged 2-5. • Incorporates all curriculum areas including • 4 year old readiness for school programme. specialist music, dance, drama, gym and • Fantastic, passionate, qualified staff. art sessions.

27 West belt road, lincoln, christchurch Phone 03 325 2227 Email info@melodiespreschool.co.nz Web www.melodiespreschool.co.nz


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Where learning for life begins

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incoLn Village Preschool and nursery is in the heart of the Lincoln community and is the place where learning for life begins.

Station and many parks. This enables children to experience their community and build an understanding of the world they are growing up in.

our welcoming environment provides learning experiences and resources that will allow your child to reach their full potential and become enthusiastic learners and confident leaders in their own lives.

our team of qualified and experienced teachers are committed to providing quality care and learning that is appropriate to the age, abilities and unique needs of each individual child.

The central location offers opportunities for children to enjoy walks and excursions around the community visiting places such as the Library, the Liffey, Fire

We offer four exceptional learning environments for each age and stage of development and a wonderful outside area where children can explore and develop. numeracy and literacy experiences are

incorporated into all aspects of the daily programme and curriculum throughout the Preschool. As an Enviroschool, children learn about sustainability in a hands-on way. The centre is situated at 8 Robert St and is open from 7.30am to 5.30pm five days a week. Morning and afternoon tea are provided for the children. To find out more phone 325 7356 or email: admin@lincolnvillagepreschool. co.nz or visit our website www. lincolnvillagepreschool.co.nz or our Facebook page.

Four exceptional learning environments. Nursery (0-2) year olds includes Over 2 outdoor area offering • 2 large indoor play areas with kitchen, sleep challenges and experiences to room and bathroom. develop gross motor skills • A spacious outside area 2-3 year olds • Own room to develop growing independence through play and age appropriate activities.

3-5 year olds • Large learning area offering free play, teacher directed learning experiences and activities that build on their interests and skills.

• Tunnel • Climbing wall • Rope wall • Balance beam • Vegetable garden – to grow then eat the food We offer Ministry funded free 20 hours EcE for children aged 3 years and over.

The Leaping Frogs Room • A separate room where older children go for extension learning experiences in preparation for primary school

8 Robert St, Lincoln | Phone: 325 7356 Email: admin@lincolnvillagepreschool.co.nz Website: www.lincolnvillagepreschool.co.nz


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Activities to keep them busy All parents have been there – that moment you look at your child and think what are we going to do today?

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t’s fun to try new and different things together or teach them the things you loved to do when you were little. Here are just a few suggestions about how to fill in some of the hours during the day: • Do some baking. Your children will love getting involved, and it is a great way to introduce measuring and helping one another. Even if it’s a quick stir and a lick of the beater, they will love helping in the kitchen. • Take your children to the library to get them their very own library card or visit the toy library so they can choose some new toys to lend. • Visit your local Playcentre. These are wonderful environments full of amazing resources that operate as a cooperative of parents all becoming carers of children. Sessions are run by parents, either as a OPTION TWO group/whole (group supervision) or a

specified team (team supervision) with or without a supervisor. Once children are settled and at a certain age, most Playcentres allow them to attend without their parents for one or more sessions a week. • Blow bubbles. If you don’t have a bubble wand already, you can make one by cutting out the inside of an ice cream container lid, and leaving just the frame. Dip the frame into a mixture of dishwashing liquid and water, and then wave it gently from side to side to release the bubble. You can also make bubble wands from the rings around milk bottle tops, or wire coat hangers. • Make a mobile for the garden using shells, driftwood, leaves, pine cones and any other natural treasures you can find. • Make a new set of crayons for your child by putting all their short, broken ones into muffin tins, and melting them down

in the oven. Once the wax is melted, remove them from the tin and let the wax go cold. Tip out the giant, multi-coloured crayons, and they are ready to use. • Go for a bike ride or walk in the park. Feed the ducks and take a picnic. • Build some sandcastles. It doesn’t matter what time of year it is, sandcastles are always fun, and your children will enjoy the novelty of being at the beach in winter. • Have a fun fight with water balloons/ water guns/foam dart guns or sponges. • Set up a tent in the backyard – sleep in it overnight with torches, play in it, fill it with soft toys, build lego in it, have a picnic, read books • Help with the gardening – find bugs, pull out weeds, plant new things, learn how

Empowering children with a holistic approach Providing an environment where children are encouraged to develop their self confidence, their sense of self worth and are affirmed as capable learners, is the key for learning at Paradise for Little Angels in Rolleston. Owners Marianna and Michael Inch ensure children are empowered to learn in a supportive and challenging environment where each child’s individual needs are taken into consideration. It is all about quality care and education. “We acknowledge and respect all families’ cultures, needs and aspirations, working in partnership and collaboration. All learners and their learning are seen as competent and respected, making a valued contribution to our community.” Outdoor play is important to children’s development and

with a 1500sqm natural playground, it gives the children freedom to run have fun and burn their energy whilst just being kids. If you want your child to come and explore nature at its best experiencing trees and wild gardens, water sliding and bob sledging down hills, toasting marshmallows over a fire pit or your 4 year old experience sleepover at preschool, feel free to come and have a look. Paradise for Little Angels is at 41 Marlowe Place, Rolleston and is open from 7.30am to 5.30pm from Monday to Friday. To find out more, visit our website, www.paradiseforangels.co.nz where you will also find ERO reports and enrolment forms or call 347 2054.

Open 7.30am-5.30pm

Enrolling now for 2016

Offering space & freedom for children to play with a large natural setting playground. Come along meet the teachers, view the preschool, nursery and playground.

ALL ENQUIRIES WELCOME

“A child’s development is like the opening of a flower bud”

• Primary Caregiving 0-6 years • 20 Hours ECE Winz Subsidy • Experienced qualified staff • Low teacher/child ratio

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• Get a cardboard box and let your imagination fly. It could be a cave, a castle, a robot’s outfit or a car. Decorate it accordingly with your child. • Grab a newspaper – make a dart or a costume together, then role play with whatever creation they have made. • Make some playdough – we have included a recipe below.

Homemade playdough recipe You will need: • • • • •

¼ cup salt 3 tablespoons oil 1 cup boiling water 2-3 cups flour Food colouring

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the salt soaks 1. Mix the salt and oil together. You will find that dry. up most of the oil and becomes quite is dissolved. 2. Pour in the boiling water and stir until the salt slowly add and ), paint (or ring colou food of 3. Add a few drops the flour, stirring as you go. s. Finally tip the 4. Keep adding flour until a soft dough form e use. befor well it d knea dough onto a bench, and essence For something special, you can add glitter, food its hen lengt To ring. or scent to the water as well as colou e. fridg the in iner conta ht lifespan, keep it in an airtig families. To find out more tips and tricks, visit www.kiwi co.nz.

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They even got Plaza in Queenstown to splash through a few shallow e morning and we p the side of Lake streams with muddy verges. u to Glenorchy. It was late winter as promised, we and the low-slung n a Dart River jet-boat CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVE: Deep in the heart of the Mount Aspiring ed 35km up the sun cast long National Park, encircled by the peaks of the Southern Alps; speeding up braided river. The TBs shadows the wide, shallow Dart River in a grunty jetboat; me and guide Pam beside when our cool young PHOTOS: SUPPLIED & NTT PICTURE Lake Sylvan. through the aniel gunned the grunty milton jet engines and tall gaunt boat in a 360 . . . some of waterfalls and hanging valleys. 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Sir company permitted access to the They swallowed their pride it when our cool young Guided Walks NZ, falls and hanging nt Aspiring National Peter Jackson put it firmly on Ultimate Naturedriver Experience and allowed themselves to be tourism Daniel the grunty owned by Ngai Tahu Tourism, the southern reaches the international map gunned wilderness area sotwin we had the valleys. My spiritual homeland. inshackled Divide, encircled by ofwhen he filmedDeep large chunks of heart CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVE: in the oftothe Mount Aspiring place ourselves . . . apart from The Lakepark car park where Pam hadWahi-(ski boots) skiing. 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Sir Peter waterfalls and hanging a shinglevalleys. bank and wandered off It was Sylvanlate Lake. winter and the world by both Conde Naste and River Jet, the only permitted Guide Pam from Guided and didn’t want it to ever end. day pack at lunchtime and left put it firmly on the international into the wilderness for the rest The TBs thought that was a Lonely Planet, it’s a knockout at operator.. My spiritual homeland. cast long shadows Walks NZ collected We low-slung were huge deepjoke. insun the heart his calling card before helping map when he filmed www.ngaitahutourism.co.nz ofus thefrom day. I heard themof mutter tourism any time of the year but The park belongs to Te through the tall gaunt trees but The Ultimate Nature something about comeuppance especially after snow. The NZ flies direct frompumpkin seeds the Crowne Plaza in Queenthe Mount Aspiring National to the large chunks offresh his Lord of the ■ Air himself Experience isof an off-track hike andwas karmic backlash forfelt the like view of Lake Wakatipu and the Auckland to Queenstown Wahipounamu (The Place the air mild and stown early one morning and Park and theindignity southern in my sandwich while I was Rings trilogy there. so the TBs were in their element, of thereaches snowshoe mountains from Bennett’s Bluff www.airnewzealand.co.nz Greenstone), granted rose my skin. theirof soles singing as they trod episode. Lookout is among the most Hotel,photos of exquisite we headed up a theregion side Lake of the Mainpetals Divide,on encircled busyPlaza taking Late morning, Pam appeared ■ Crowne the soft moss carpet inby themagnificent After lunch we joined the photographed in New Zealand. Queenstown hasLake. the best views Wakatipu to Glenorchy. mountain peaks, Sylvan as if by magic on the edge of the Unesco World Heritage status in Guided Walks NZ, owned by pristine native red beech forest. DoC track which took us across It’s jaw-dropping. and location. even got to splash through very swingy swing bridge over onlyThe TBs had excelled crowneplazaqueenstown.co.nz 1990 in recognitionThey of its Ngai aTahu Tourism, is the a few shallow streams with the themselves so I gave them the ■ Outside Sports . outstanding natural beauty. company permitted access tonext theday off and took the SBs muddy verges. Sir Routeburn River to Sylvan www.outsidesports.co.nz

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Peter Jackson put it firmly on the international tourism map when he filmed large chunks of his Lord of the Rings trilogy there. Late morning, Pam appeared as if by magic on the edge of the river, carrying a pack laden with lunch goodies. We waved goodbye to Daniel, shimmied up a shingle bank and wandered off into the wilderness for the rest of the day. The Ultimate Nature Experience is an off-track hike so the TBs were in their element, their soles singing as they trod the soft moss carpet in the pristine native red beech forest. They even got to splash through a few shallow streams with muddy verges.

Ultimate Nature Experience wilderness area so we had the place to ourselves . . . apart from a cheeky South Island robin that hopped onto my day pack at lunchtime and left his calling card before helping himself to the pumpkin seeds in my sandwich while I was busy taking photos of exquisite Sylvan Lake. The TBs thought that was a huge joke. I heard them mutter something about comeuppance and karmic backlash for the indignity of the snowshoe episode. After lunch we joined the DoC track which took us across a very swingy swing bridge over the Routeburn River to Sylvan

Lake car park where Pam had left her vehicle before hiking through the forest to meet us on the riverbank. Mystery solved. There’s no snoozing on the 46km road from Glenorchy back to Queenstown. Rated one of the Top Ten scenic drives in the world by both Conde Naste and Lonely Planet, it’s a knockout at any time of the year but especially after fresh snow. The view of Lake Wakatipu and the mountains from Bennett’s Bluff Lookout is among the most photographed in New Zealand. It’s jaw-dropping. The TBs had excelled themselves so I gave them the next day off and took the SBs

The TBs thought that was a huge joke. I heard them mutter something about comeuppance and karmic backlash for the indignity of the snowshoe episode. After lunch we joined the DoC track which took us across a very swingy swing bridge over the Routeburn River to Sylvan Lake car park where Pam had left her vehicle before hiking through the forest to meet us on the riverbank. Mystery solved. There’s no snoozing on the 46km road from Glenorchy back to Queenstown. Rated one of the Top Ten scenic drives in the world by both Conde Naste and Lonely Planet, it’s a knockout at any time of the year but especially after fresh snow. The view of Lake Wakatipu and the mountains from Bennett’s Bluff Lookout is among the most photographed in New Zealand. It’s jaw-dropping. • Justine Tyerman was a guest of Ngai Tahu Tourism which owns Guided Walks NZ and Dart River Jet, the only permitted operator.. www.ngaitahutourism. co.nz • Air NZ flies direct from Auckland to Queenstown www. airnewzealand.co.nz • Crowne Plaza Hotel, Queenstown has the best views and location. crowneplazaqueenstown.co.nz • Outside Sports. www.outsidesports.co.nz

(ski boots) skiing. Bad move as it turns out . . . the TBs don’t like being sidelined, but that’s another story. ■ Justine Tyerman was a guest of Ngai Tahu Tourism which owns Guided Walks NZ and Dart River Jet, the only permitted operator.. www.ngaitahutourism.co.nz ■ Air NZ flies direct from Auckland to Queenstown www.airnewzealand.co.nz ■ Crowne Plaza Hotel, Queenstown has the best views and location. crowneplazaqueenstown.co.nz ■ Outside Sports . www.outsidesports.co.nz


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AT YOUR vegetables. Never skip breakfast. Wash your hands before eating. There are many important habits to teach your children to help lay the foundation for a long and happy life. But one crucial aspect of a child's overall wellbeing that is often neglected is their oral health. “Inadequate teeth brushing habits and poor diet are related to tooth decay in children, according to a number of studies,” says Marsha Butler, vice-resident of Oral Care and leader of Colgate's Bright Smiles, Bright Futures initiative. “Each year, more than 51 million hours of school instruction are lost due to dental-related illness. Parents play a key role in setting up a daily routine that illustrates the importance of taking care of your teeth.” Here are some tips and oral hygiene habits for parents to ensure your child's healthy development:

■ Be an example. It's no secret children learn best by observing.

If your children see you brushing and flossing your teeth every morning and evening, they'll follow your lead. If you brush before they get up or after they go to bed, consider changing your own routine. Make it exciting by incorporating your kids' favorite songs and stories. ■ Check your water. Is the water in your home fluoridated? If not, talk to your dentist about possible supplement options, as

toothpastes and some foods may provide the amount you need. Fluoride is claimed with your saliva to protect tooth enamel from both sugars and plaque. ■ Schedule regular checkups. When you're a busy parent, it's easy to let dental checkups slip off your radar, but making regular appointments may be more important than you think. Your pediatric dentist will assist in preventing dental

disease and cavities and point out any developmental issues. Get your children acquainted with their dentist early and make sure they know the dentist's office is nothing to fear. ■ Seek helpful resources. It can be helpful to find a guide for teaching children proper oral hygiene habits. For example, parents and teachers alike can visit ColgateBSBF.com to download free materials and

IT’S EASY: Make brushing their teeth a fun experience.

activities specially designed to help educate kids about keeping their smiles bright. Colgate is committed to improving children's dental health through its Bright Smiles, Bright Futures programme. You can also try your local Boy Scout troop, where there is a Dentistry merit badge course (bsa.org). ■ Introduce flossing early on: Flossing removes food particles and plaque in places where a toothbrush can't always reach. Beginning at age 4, you should floss for your children. By the time they reach age 8, most kids are able to floss on their own. Be sure to give regular reminders of how necessary it is for your kids to remember to floss. ■ Encourage a balanced diet: To develop strong, decay-resistant teeth, your children need the full range of vitamins and nutrients. Frequent snacking on sugar or starchy foods like cookies, candy, pretzels and potato chips combine with plaque on teeth to create acids that attack the teeth enamel and may lead to — BPT cavities. ■ For more information including children's oral health education materials for parents and teachers, visit: ColgateBSBF.com.

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SWEET TASTES opens doors for public Spicy openred day TASTES OF SUMMER are drops OF SUMMER The new CPIT Aoraki

up salads and tangy meals with tangy dressings,writes Jan Bilton dPerk meals with dressings, writes Jan Bilton

BLACK DORIS CHINESE FIVE SPICE SAUCE – Makes about 4 cups Other dark red-fleshed plums could be used. INGREDIENTS 1kg Black Doris plums, halved & stoned 1 onion, diced 1 Tbsp each: finely grated root ginger, lemon juice 1 cup each: sugar, cider vinegar ½ cup water

INGREDIENTS 1 tsp each: Chinese five-spice, salt ½ tsp chilli flakes METHOD Place all the ingredients in a large saucepan and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 30-40 minutes until the plums and onion are soft. Blend until smooth. Return to the saucepan and simmer until thick, stirring often to prevent the sauce sticking to the base. Pour into hot sterilised jars and seal.

Dressing: 1/2 roasted red capsicum 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar 1 tsp honey he newly combined CPIT Aoraki 1/2 tsp vanilla paste vocational training institute holds 1/4 cup extra virgin oilon its first public event olive together 23 at Madras Street and the salt January & pepper to taste Ensors Road 4-6 campus in Christchurch, Salad: cups rocket and at the Timaru campus on January 27. 2 large peaches The Community Open Days are a chance 1 large avocado to check out the new institute’s programmes, facilities and recent upgrades, 1-2 Tbsp lemon juiceand to enjoy free1/2 entertainment, includingleaves kids’ activities, cup coriander

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the great programmes on offer, advise on secondary school subject choices, and discuss industry work placement and employment options. CPIT Aoraki offers qualifications from certificate to degree level in a wide variety of subjects. Youth pathways, Maori and Pasifika Trades Training and Women in Trades all offer fee-free training. By Yvonne Lorkin In 2016, we add new programmes to its mix of high quality innovative education tailored towards meeting industry demand. NewLight, to thelush, Madras St campus is thefr spicy red wines Certificate in Parenting and Care of Children, the far corners of the globe m with qualifications in early childhood studies the world go round. and childbirth education also beingLuckily offered. y have toBroadcasting travel farSchool from The don’t New Zealand will facilitate the Certificate in Media your computer or phone to fin Communication in its courses this year as these babies . . . a pathway to the Bachelor of Broadcasting Communications programme. It’s an exciting year for vocational training in Canterbury. Find out more at www.cpit.ac.nz/community-open-day.

demonstrations and live music. The Community Open Day will also be METHOD a chance to acknowledge thousands of graduates who have completed vocational training over more thanand 100 Peelqualifications the roasted capsicum years and the successes of both institutes. place in aisblender thepublic, CPIT Aoraki calling with for the vinegar, and vanilla graduates and honey staff to contribute theirpaste. best memory photo to a Memory as a Whizoruntil smooth. WithWall the motor tribute to the two institutes.add Bringthe them on oil running, gradually olive the day or post them to our Facebook pages until thick and smooth. Season. (‘CPITNZ’ and ‘aorakipolytechnic’). Rinse cold As always, thethe staff rocket will be oninhand to water, share

pat dry and crisp in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. Halve, stone, peel and slice the peaches. Halve, stone, peel and slice the avocado. Drizzle both with the lemon juice. Gently toss in a salad bowl together with the rocket and coriander. Drizzle with the dressing just before serving. — Serves 4

MOROCCAN ROASTED APRICOTS Great served with lamb. BLUEBERRY COFFEE CAKE Easily prepared using a food processor. Great served warm with whipped cream or yoghurt with coffee. Or excellent in lunch boxes.

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INGREDIENTS Topping: 50g butter Preheat the oven to 180C. Grease ½ cup each: roughly chopped peandcans, linebrown a 20cm square cake pan. sugar tsp each:the ground cinnamon, To1prepare topping, placemixed all spice ingredients in a food processor 1½ cups plain flour andCake: ¼blend tsp saltuntil the nuts are finely chopped. Place to one side. 2 tsp baking powder 1To tspprepare baking soda the cake, place all cup sugar — except the the¾ingredients 125g butter, chopped blueberries — into a food 2 eggs processor in ½ cup milk the order listed.

Blend until well combined.

1 tsp vanilla essence 1 cup blueberries METHOD Preheat the oven to 180 deg C. Grease and linethe a 20cm square cakefor pan.40 To over batter. Bake prepare the topping, place all ingrediminutes or until a skewer inserted ents in a food processor and blend until into comesPlace out clean. the nutsthe arecentre finely chopped. to one side. To prepare the cake, place all the ingredients—except the blueberries—into a food processor in the order listed. Blend until well combined. Fold in the berries with a spatula. Spread into the prepared cake pan. Sprinkle the topping over the batter. Bake for 40 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out To roast the capsicum, grill clean.

PEACH & AVOCADO SALAD WITH CAPSICUM DRESSING skin-side up until blackened.

INGREDIENTS 8-10 ripe apricots 2-3 Tbsp olive oil 2 tsp each: Moroccan spices, curry powder 3 Tbsp brown sugar salt & pepper to taste

METHOD Preheat the oven to 180C. Halve and stone the apricots. Place in a single layer in a roasting pan. Brush with the olive oil. Combine the spices and brown sugar and sprinkle over the apricots. Bake for 15 minutes or until

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Orlandi Contucci Rubiolo Montepulciano D’Abruzzo 2013, $24 ★★★ 1/2 I LOVE that this Italian wine smells like Christmas cake, all cloves, mixed peel, allspice and cranberry. In the mouth it is savoury, smooth, juicy and ultraearthy, with hints of leather and pepper. Light and fleshy.


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ear 2015 was a really busy year for the Christchurch School of Music with lots of exciting things happening. In September, the school celebrated its Diamond Jubilee – 60 years of providing excellent music tuition and ensemble opportunities to thousands of Cantabrians. In December, the school moved back home onto the site of the old Music Centre. With the support of the Catholic Diocese, the school is renting four portable buildings on the site adjacent to Catholic Cathedral College where all the instrumental and voice teaching takes place on a Saturday morning and after school. The CSM is looking forward to a fantastic

year of music making in 2016. From preschoolers to septuagenarians, the CSM caters for a wide range of ages and musical styles, offering opportunities for group or individual tuition in all instruments and an ensemble to suit everyone. Every taste is catered for. All ensembles take part in regular concerts, including Saturday soirees and the popular annual Showcase Concert. Recitals where individuals can perform are also held regularly. Come along to our popular and free Try an Instrument Day on Saturday, January 30, 10am to 12pm in the Hall at Catholic Cathedral College. Heaps of fun guaranteed and a great opportunity to find out what instrument really appeals to you. We look forward to seeing you.

Drama Classes for Children Helping children develop social skills for a competitive world. Fun Classes for 5-17 years

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The smart career move is “train for a trade”

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he Southern Institute of Technology Christchurch campus offers a range of education possibilities for those looking for a trade’s qualification. Home of the Zero Fees scheme, SIT will cover your tuition. All you pay for are the direct material costs of your course. The Christchurch Campus in Hornby offers high quality, widely recognised programmes within related industries that lead to real job opportunities. All courses are NZQA approved, and students are eligible for student loans and allowances. SIT has a proven record of students moving into employment or apprenticeships. Our pre-trade courses are structured

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around apprenticeship requirements, and students leave with a significant head start to their careers. Courses for 2016 are filling fast and demand for affordable trades training is high. To find out more, discuss options or tour the facilities, call 0800 TO STUDY (0800 867 883), go to www.sit.ac.nz or visit the campus at 60 Waterloo Road, Hornby.

Beauty therapy at SIT

ave you always had an interest in beauty therapy? Do you have a flair for makeup application and a keen eye for detail? Turn this interest into a career by studying the Diploma in Beauty Therapy (Level 5). The Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) offers this diploma at their Christchurch campus in Hornby. The programme is full-time and runs for 40 weeks. Students will gain the skills and knowledge required to understand the systems of the body, perform a range of facial, nail, relaxation, electrology, cosmetic and waxing treatments at a professional level in a

commercial environment. Graduates will have the ability to consult with a client, establish the needs of the client based on that consultation and conduct the prescribed treatment in a polite and professional manner. Successful completion of this programme opens many doors and offers an exciting range of professional opportunities for a rewarding and satisfying career in beauty therapy. To find out more about our Zero Fees scheme, discuss options or tour the facilities, call into our campus at 60 Waterloo Road, phone 0800 TO STUDY (0800 867 883) or check out our website www.sit.ac.nz.

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and valued in a warm, positive learning environment. Lessons stimulate and motivate students without the exam or peer group pressure. Weekly class activities include speech training, creative movement and improvisation. Our Youth Theatre programme encourages the development of leadership and organisational skills. Three terms of the year cover the selfdevelopment programme and in the fourth term, all students prepare a performance for parents and friends. We also offer Trinity College London examinations as an option for those who wish to pursue an international qualification. Our safe, structured learning environment values student individuality and encourages team building. Most importantly, it’s great fun, too! Enrol now, phone 0800 161 131 and visit our website www.helenogrady.co.nz.

Not all first aid certificates are created equal

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hile first aid courses must achieve prescribed New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA) standards to be certified, not all training providers deliver the same course. Providers offering shortened courses or courses not meeting NZQA training requirements are now in the spotlight. NZQA and the Department of Labour have published a factsheet to outline requirements for first aid training based on currently registered NZQA unit standards. Below are a summary of what we think you should know. Course differences Training providers can market their courses under a wide range of names. Employers should be cautious in thinking that a one-day workplace first aid course will meet their needs in industries such as construction, engineering, forestry and industrial. More advanced learning is important to meet the proper workplace assessments and meet health and safety obligations. If there are risks of falling, or medium to high injury, then take careful look in the shortened courses as these subjects may not be covered. It is the responsibility of the employer to ensure that employees attend courses appropriate to their industry risks. Unit standard-based first aid training The minimum duration of first aid training and assessment will be for training based on: • Unit standards 6400, 6401 (or 26552) and 6402 (or 26551), a minimum of 12 hours’ training and assessment • Unit standards 6401 (or 26551) and 6402 (or 26552), a minimum of eight hours’ training

and assessment • For refresher training where the learner’s certificate is no older than two years and three months from date of issue, a minimum of six hours’ training and assessment First aid training must cover the outcomes of the NZQA first aid unit standards being assessed and any additional modules identified by the employer through the workplace risk assessment process as outlined in Department of Labour guidelines. Only first aid training providers accredited by NZQA can award the credits and issue a first aid certificate. NZQA conduct regular External Evaluative Reviews on all training providers. New Zealand Red Cross is proud to hold a double Highly Confident accreditation in both Educational Performance and Capability in Self-Assessment. This means that NZ Red Cross is a Category One training provider. First aid refresher training Refresher training is required every two years to maintain the certificates. The requirement allows for a three-month period of grace, so the cut off period is two years and three months, which should allow sufficient time to enrol onto a suitable course. If a certificate is not renewed for more than three calendar months from the second anniversary date of issue, it will be necessary for the certificate holder to complete full first aid training to maintain currency. For the purposes of workplace first aid emergency management, employers will need to ensure that their first aid personnel maintain competency at all times.

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New campus for tertiary students leads to better jobs Tertiary education provider Vision College is moving to Hazeldean Road over the summer break.

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ampus principal Gary Taylor said, “Having operated out of an earthquake-damaged building in Manchester Street for some time now, we are delighted to have found the perfect building and location.” The new building, on the south side of Hagley Park, was recently vacated by Deloitte, and will be fully furnished and equipped by the time of the first courses starting on the second of February. “Education is the key to getting a good job now,” says Taylor, “and we can boast outstanding outcomes from our programmes. By way of example, 88 per cent of our web development and software engineering graduates from our four

nationwide campuses get great jobs in their respective fields.” Vision College is also well-known for its counselling degree, as well as the highly successful Early Childhood teaching programmes, among others. Taylor says, “I know one of the key features that attracts students to us is the smaller class sizes and personal level of tuition. We are very much a tutor-lead provider with a lot of one-on-one tuition given. There are a lot of students that like that environment ahead of large lecture theatre style.” A separately branded component of the operation is TrainMe, which will also relocate to the new building. TrainMe

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Tackling the garden after summer Here in the Southern Hemisphere, the Christmas and New Year holidays probably arrive at the worst possible time for the garden, especially the summer vege garden. At this time of the year, temperatures are normally high and there is little or no rainfall (although great for holidaymakers!) Returning from a relaxing holiday, the garden often looks like a serious challenge and in many instances there is temptation to abandon the entire garden altogether. But don’t give up. There are still months of warm weather ahead in which your summer garden can thrive, especially your vege garden which can continue to produce plenty of fresh food for the table. Preparation of beds before planting is always one of the keys to success and is never more important than in planting a summer garden. Ensure copious amounts of compost are added to the existing soil prior to planting or sowing seeds, then mulch around the young plants with more compost. This will improve the soil texture as well as helping retain moisture.

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These hot months are the hardest for your lawn unless you have a significant supply of water on your property. Look to only water the lawn in the cooler parts of the day. Remember, laying a new lawn or fertilising your lawn is now best left till the cooler autumn months. Hedges can produce rather unusual growth this time of year. The guide to all hedges is to clip little and often, rather than major cuts once or twice a year. In the first few summers after planting, regular deep watering and side dressing of fertiliser will help ‘speed up’ the time for establishment of a hedge.

FRESH: Quick maturing plants such as spinach should be replanted now.

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Have fun with a glasshouse If you do not have a glasshouse but are keen on gardening, you should invest in one. It can be a plastic or glass structure and if you have to choose between the two, go for glass as you only have to replace broken panes – not all of the plastic every few years. Plastic is cheaper, especially if you build your own. It takes only a little bit of building skill to construct an A-frame using 50 x 50mm wood and covering it with horticulture plastic film. Alternatively cover with a clear light-type nova lite. The bigger the house, the more ventilation is needed. The door is one major vent, and one or more roof vents should be included. Never paint or use shade cloth on the outside of my glasshouses. The glass is allowed to become dirty from the end of winter but washed clean once a year in autumn. With right use of the vents and water you can keep the temperature from getting too hot in summer. (If you need to shade the house in a hot summer you can make up a slurry of hydrated lime and water and paint this over the outside of the glass.) Plants unable to stand full hot sun can be placed under benches for shade or string up some shade cloth over the sunsensitive plants. Many gardeners have an earth floor in their glasshouses so they can grow directly into the earth. Soil can harbour diseases

WARMTH: Build your glasshouse to face the sun.

which will likely effect plants, so be careful. Opt for a concrete floor and grow all plants in containers. This makes it easy to remove a plant if it becomes diseased. Concrete has other advantages: it is easy to clean, weeds can’t grow on clean concrete; it is also a heat trap that releases warmth when the sun goes down. On hot sunny days you can wet the concrete and the evaporation will cool the glasshouse. If you are unable to lay a concrete floor then place weed mat over the soil and cover with pea metal, a couple of inches thick. Another choice would be weed mat with pavers, cobbles or bricks. In these cases, dirt will build up over time and you likely will need to do a bit of weeding. Positioning of the glasshouse is important and you should try to locate where it’s going to get as much sun as possible,

in the winter. (It will also get maximum sun in the summer too unless shaded by deciduous trees.) One side of the house should face north and that will be the sunny side of your house. On this side you should running the whole length of that side – ideal for seedling trays, cuttings, growing on lines and small container plants you fancy. Space under the bench can be used for pot storage and plants that need a shaded situation. If you want to use an irrigation system, install a dripper type. Water only with a soft wand late in the day. Keep a bucket of water in the glasshouse and on hot days, during the day, if any plants need some water use a cup of water from the bucket. Try to keep the temperature below 30 deg C and ideally at about 25 deg C. Good ventilation and water on the concrete can keep the inside temperature lower than the outside.

Gone to seed Question:

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When a plant gets like this it means that it has “gone to seed” or “bolted”. This is when the plant rushes to make its seed for reproduction because it feels stressed and like it is going to die, therefore focuses on making its next generation before it is too late. The reasons behind this can vary, most commonly due to a lack of water, or soil temperatures being too high for the plant. To help prevent this, firstly try and establish a regular watering pattern. A good soak every few days should be plenty, and will help to keep the soil temperature lower. If it is particularly hot, add mulch to create a protective layer. Also check that the veggies you are planting are right for our zone at this time of year. Plants have conditions they grow best in, so check that you aren’t trying to grow something in the summer heat that prefers a cooler climate.

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POINTS AND PITFALLS IN SOFT FURNISHINGS

Curtains make a home, and as they are a serious investment, making the right choice is important.

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ake time to consider the colours, style and types of fabric you like. Friends, family and salespeople will make suggestions based on their preferences but it is you who must live with the curtains. Maxine Bawden at Classic Curtains & Interiors in Rolleston says that most people stay in their comfort zone, picking colours they like and feel at home with. When shopping for curtains, bear in mind that a salesperson must interpret what you like and want. They will need your help to do so. Convey whether you want certain colours or are open to suggestions. Fabric quality varies as does the finish of curtains. For example, readymade options which vary in fabrics and quality are manufactured to standard sizes. These may fit standard window sizes though some new homes have windows made that have unique sizing. Made to measure curtains are produced for an individual customer’s windows. Avoid factors such as whether curtains or fabric are in stock. It might speed up delivery time yet waiting a little longer could mean getting what you really want. Choosing fabric on special may not be economic either. Unless you really love it, it is a compromise. If the budget allows for a

more expensive option, then spending extra to get what you really want may be wiser. The curtains are a large investment and may be on your windows for some time. It is acceptable to go for a mellow relaxing feel throughout or bolder designs and colour with changing themes between rooms. It is what you feel comfortable with that is important. “Some people want the latest designs and colours. Fashion has a limited timeframe,” says Maxine, who finds that most people want their look. “I listen to my customers and work out what will suit them so they will love their curtains every day.” Getting the technical side right is also significant. Cooler colours go well in hot rooms while warmer colours are ideal in cooler rooms. Construction of the curtains is also another consideration such as the amount of gather, lining and heading; type of track and where it will be placed on the wall; and whether to install hold-backs which stop curtains from blowing around and add little to the overall cost. These are available in a number of designs and colours to match a room’s décor. Maxine prescribes block-out linings unless a client requests otherwise. “Block-out lining does everything. It keeps heat in or out,

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Children will spend hours playing in the water so keeping them safe is critical whether by the sea, a river or a pool. This is especially important given the high number of people who drown every year in New Zealand – deaths that could be avoided.

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RECYCLING PALLETS INTO

FURNITURE

Pallets can often be found for free on the side of the road.

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hey are the base for products distributed around the country, and when their first life is over, pallets are finding their way into homes and retail outlets, modified as furniture or interesting display units. Pallet furniture has been around for a while now. It is affordable and helps provide an interesting rustic look, both indoors and outside. Best of all, the base material can be purchased for a song if not found free, sitting on the side of the road in an industrial part of town. Wooden pallets can be turned into dining tables, chairs, coffee tables, bookcases, bed heads and bases, bunks, shelving, storage boxes and even settees with some pieces so well made that it is hard to believe pallet wood was used. Seats can be made comfortable with the addition of foam squabs or cushions stuffed with Dacron, giving a splash of colour to the room or blending the new furniture with the décor.

Other novel ideas for recycling pallets include clothes and footwear racks, toolboxes, stools, sideboards, picture frames, mirror surrounds, a base for artwork, or other paraphernalia to decorate your home. Sandback any rough wood around the pallet then leave natural, paint or stain. All that might be needed is to attach some castors for a handy coffeetable while other pieces of furniture may take a little more planning and time. The more trouble you go to, the more professional the end product will look, belying the raw materials it came from. Out in the garden, pallets may be converted into planter boxes, picket fences, garden implement carrier boxes, kneeling frames, raised garden beds, outdoor seating, storage units and stepped herb gardens. Stain or paint them for effect or leave them to weather, gathering a little moss if in a moist spot. Pallet gardens can be created by hanging pallets to the fence or standing them up fixed at each end with a fence post dug into the ground, creating a fence in the yard.

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the green bin or compost pile. A shredder might also be used to grind up cuttings from trees and shrubs, providing rich mulch that will also feed the plants. Pine needles and lawn clippings are costeffective mulches which can also be layered across the soil though it is better if the grass

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clippings, which are high in nitrogen, are rotted down a little before a moderate layer is dispersed on the garden. While loved by rhododendrums, strawberries, berry bushes, vegetables such as potatoes and herbs including garlic, not all plants like the acidic soil created by pine needles. Plants preferring a more alkaline soil include Daphne, boxwood, pinks, hellebores, clematis and lilacs. When planting out a new garden bed, consider laying down newspapers or corrugated cardboard into which holes can be easily cut where plants are to go. It is a good recycling method and will help hold moisture while attracting worms. Cover with a layer of soil or garden mulch. A lesser known mulch which can be purchased at certain nurseries and hardware stores is sphagnum moss. This is a natural product, claimed to hold 20 times its weight in water. Sphagnum moss is sourced from the West Coast where it is a renewable resource so a sustainable product claimed to be high in iron. Sphagnum moss will hold moisture for up to one week so ideal for plants like pumpkins, courgettes and strawberries as it is also lightweight and contains sphagnol, which has antifungal properties. This mulch is also ideal when there are water restrictions or plants will be left unattended for longer periods of time. Layer the moss around the base of plants or mix through the soil. It will help establish plants when transplanted and take years to break down, eventually turning into peat. A blend of milled sphagnum and seaweed can also be purchased. This is particularly ideal for the vegetable garden. Put a little

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motoring Power-packed Polo a high performer It would be fair to say that 2015 wasn’t a happy year for Volkswagen as a company. The eyes of the automotive industry have been watching, with interest, following allegations the company was involved in software tampering to meet diesel emission regulations. There is no doubt Volkswagen will recover and buyers rebuild their faith in the fabulous product which comes out of the German factories and, for that matter, its other global manufacturing plants. And, of course, the products which have come under scrutiny only form a small part of the Volkswagen line-up. During the time those events were breaking news I was driving a petrol-powered Volkswagen, a Polo GTi, and it certainly served to prove that the quality of product hasn’t been compromised, the Polo in this form is a vibrant, five-door modelled on the lines of its Golf stablemate, albeit with a $25,000 price difference. Of course, you don’t get all the trick stuff of Golf GTi, but the Polo equivalent is still well specced, powerful and light, the combination providing the ingredients for a true hot-hatch. Under the bonnet of the Polo GTi sits a 1.8-litre, turbocharged engine which develops 141kW

and 250Nm. While they may seem average outputs compared to many of the high performing models which make up this part of the market, the Polo GTi is a quick car. It develops a lot of power low down (1300rpm5400rpm), consequently, it is swift off the mark and will lunge to high speeds quickly. For the record, it will make 100km/h from a standstill in 6.7sec, and will scorch through a highway overtake in 4.1sec (80km/h to 120km/h). The test car was fitted with a seven-speed direct shift gearbox, effectively that means it’s an automatic. I’d have loved to have driven the six-speed manual, but I’m hoping that might happen further down the track. The seven-speed DSG has a quick-shifting transmission, and it has ratios which enhance engine performance, they are low in the first three or four slots, broadening to provide relaxed highway motoring and fuel usage savings. Volkswagen claim a 5.6-litre

VOLKSWAGEN POLO GTI: Modelled on the success of its Golf stablemate.

per 100km/h (50mpg) combined cycle fuel usage rating which sits well with the 7.2l/100km (39mpg) during testing time, that considering I was brutal with the test car, exploring its acceleration and performance potential frequently. At 100km/h the engine is relaxed at just 2000rpm, returning a fabulous instantaneous readout of 5l/100km (56mpg). But such is the free-revving nature of the engine, fuel economy often gets ignored, the Polo has decisive response to accelerator input, it is feisty and downright keen to pull hard. The excitement from under the bonnet is matched by a firmriding, sport-orientated suspen-

sion. The Polo’s set-up isn’t as sophisticated as that of the Golf GTi, and as its simplicity shows, the ride is a little harsh, there’s not a lot of compliance, but it is engineered towards a positive handling experience and to that end it excels. Riding on low profile Continental tyres (215/40 x 17in) the Polo is biased in the first instance towards directional accuracy. It points and turns into a corner with decisive steering feel and kart-like stability. It is extremely nimble and agile, a lot of that thanks to the light weight of the car in total, at 1280kg it isn’t dragging around any excess, that means a high power-to-weight ratio, and with

its angry engine sound and lovely exhaust crackle on gearshifts, the Polo GTi entices the driver to explore its potential. I took the test car on a route which takes in a raft of corner types, and I couldn’t fault its balance, it is a car which you just don’t want to get out of. A $1000 sport selection, adjustable damper suspension package is also available on Polo GTi, it wasn’t fitted to the test car, but if you have track days in mind, that option would be advantageous. At around $36k the Polo GTi also comes in with a good level of kit. I particularly like the tartan seats, they are very much a match for Golf GTi. In Volkswagen’s marketing material they are capitalising on the success Polo has had in the World Rally Championship, and that is a useful marketing tool. I just wish Volkswagen weren’t doing quite so well in the WRC, I’m a bit of a Hayden Paddon fan, the Kiwi driver who is doing big things there with Hyundai. But the Polo does benefit from development which has made VW rally cars so successful and when getting behind the wheel of the GTi you could almost believe it is meant for competition.

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Tuesday January 19 2016

SELWYN TIMES

M-A ‘The Selwyn Experts’ MATSON & ALLAN REAL ESTATE LIMITED

Residential • Lifestyle • Rural Property

SOUTHBRIDGE - 49 High Street

COALGATE - 3028 Coalgate Road FIRST HOME BUYERS

NEW

Rural serenity abounds at this lovely character property. Situated on a 1012 sqm section with beautiful established trees providing shade and shelter, beautiful flowers and also a large vegetable garden to provide seasonal produce for the table. The home has three good size bedrooms, 2 of the bedrooms with views out to the covered verandah. The hard work is done with updated kitchen and bathroom and modern carpet throughout. The cosy living area has French doors which lead out to a sun soaked timber deck which has views over the private back yard. There is also a large separate laundry/ store room complete with an extra toilet. The home is kept toasty warm in winter and cool in summer with the thoughtful additions of both a log burner and heat pump. Come on out to the country and start living the dream.

Licensed REAA2008

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Price: Neg over $349,000 View: www.marealestate.co.nz/858

Susan davis M 027 6622751 or Jackie derrick M 027 636 3576

LEESTON - 34 Selwyn Street

YOUR COTTAGE IN THE COUNTRY AWAITS

If it is the idyllic country lifestyle you desire then you need look no further than this character home on a park like 1433m2 section in the increasingly desirable township of Southbridge minutes from Leeston and an easy drive to Rolleston, Lincoln and Christchurch. The renovated two bedroom home in its private sheltered setting offers a lifestyle others will envy with its two sets of French doors opening out onto the large deck set for morning sun and looking out over your own private courtyard. The living is open plan and heated by log burner as with heat distributor plus the kitchen is modern as is the bathroom. Outdoors there is an array of leafy plantings and expansive lawn providing a tranquil and peaceful environment for you and your family. With the home being set well back on the section you will feel like you are living in seclusion yet all amenities are a moments walk away. There is a large standalone double garage big enough for a workshop area and vehicles also there is the separate carport perfect for storage or firewood. Add to this plenty of off street parking and capacity for more sheds and you have the complete package.

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Stephan Knowler Mb 027 2299 522

ROLLESTON - 15 Seymour Drive

GREAT LOCATION, UNBEATABLE PRICE

What a fantastic opportunity to get your hands on a modernised character home with great fencing and garaging. The home has two generous sized bedrooms with digital wiring in the master bedroom. It also has an office area and separate laundry. The spacious kitchen/ dining area has been renovated with loads of bench space and storage and you can have no doubt the insulated home is sure to be warm with its logburner on wetback and heatpump in the separate lounge as well as set for the sun from morning until last light. There is an abundance of garaging on this large 827m2 section with a large triple garage with plenty of room for work benches, freezers and storage plus there is an oversized carport suitable for boat or trailer. Add to this a vegetable garden and a studio which has multiple uses. You have a fantastic option for the first home buyer, downsizer or investor. Leeston is a very popular country township with great schools, supermarket, shops, cafes and all only a short commute from Rolleston, Lincoln and Christchurch.

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Why build when you can just shift in and enjoy this 3 bedroom home located in the trendy area to be in Rolleston. This home has all the extras including Fisher and Paykel appliances, LED lights, alarm, wardrobe shelving and double glazing. The 770m2 section will be fully fenced and grassed. Other features include separate laundry and double internal access garage. Avoid all the hassles, budget blowouts and time delays and buy brand new. Viewing will impress. Don't be the one to miss out on this stunning new home in a popular location.

Price: Neg over $365,000 View: www.marealestate.co.nz/862

Price: Neg over $490,000 View: www.marealestate.co.nz/792

cameron McRae Mb 027 7696 696

Andrew Taylor Mb 0274 355 930

DARFIELD - 3 Broadmeadows Drive

SOUTHBRIDGE - 12 Bowen Street

This beautifully presented home will impress. Attention to detail makes this an immaculate home inside and out. Built for the sun this spacious modern property gives you the best of indoor/outdoor living with house situated perfectly to allow maximum privacy in the impeccably landscaped fully fenced section. A dream kitchen with quality appliances flows into large living areas. Sit back and enjoy a built in flat screen T V and sound system with superior heat from a cosy log burner. The three bedrooms are large -master with ensuite and walk in robe plus a gorgeous family bathroom. A double internal access garage completes the perfect package. All this situated in a quiet semi-rural street with easy distance to schools, shops and medical centre. Immediate inspection advised.

This private and park like oasis on the edge of the popular village of Southbridge a short and pleasant commute from Rolleston, Lincoln and Christchurch is a classic example of a smaller style lifestyle property. From the moment you turn into the tree framed driveway that winds its way through established lawns and gardens you will feel the tranquillity and privacy on offer here. The recently renovated four bedroom and study home is set to the rear of the property and is completely secluded from neighbours giving the impression of being in a rural setting yet you are only minutes walk to all amenities. As well as many bedroom options the home features two bathrooms including and ensuite, large family sized kitchen and open plan living area flowing to the extensive sun baked patio area that will naturally become an extension of your living area and double garaging with a small adjoining studio or storage area. The lawns and gardens are easy care and provide beautiful shelter on all sides.

IMPECCABLE, IMMACULATE AND IMPRESSIVE

Price: $519,000 View: www.marealestate.co.nz/834

A SUPERIOR LIFESTYLE ON OFFER HERE

Tracey Roberts Mb 021 063 7504

Price: $579,000 View: www.marealestate.co.nz/859

Stephan Knowler Mb 027 2299 522

VIEW HILL/OXFORD - 573 Raineys Road

You won’t have to spend a cent here because it’s all been done for you. This gem on Marvel Lane has been built with families in mind and the design of this large 235sqm 4 double bedroom home will be sure to impress. The property offers spacious open plan living with a slick centrally located modern kitchen that has been well equipped with quality appliances including a large standalone oven with gas hob and spacious Butler’s pantry. There are Bi-fold doors from the dining/lounge area that open out to the North facing patio where you will be able to enjoy your private outdoor dining, whilst basking in the sun. The 4 double bedrooms all have fabulous wardrobe space and the Master bedroom offers a spacious ensuite, magnificent WIR and ranch slider that opens out to its own private patio area. You will be impressed with the expansive internal storage space of this home that offers plenty of room for all your linen and more. The property has been well sited on the section to optimise the back yard space and there is plenty of room on the secure fenced section for kids and the family dog. Other features of this fabulous home include a double internal access garage, separate laundry, alarm system, drapes and blinds, built in desk/ study and much more! *Please note that grass has been photo shopped in but grass seed has been laid as well as minor landscaping*

First impressions are usually important and this one is no exception. The vastly upgraded character bungalow set amongst rambling lawns and gardens and the mature shelter and impressive specimen trees create a real feeling of stability and permanence. Functional historic outbuildings dotted about keep an awareness of days-gone-by to the fore. These buildings and the modern enclosed stable/storage/ workshop buildings are certain to attract the attention of potential buyers with a wide range of interests and pursuits. Whilst horses and cattle have been the focus over the last 15 or so years, options for a new owner are more or less endless. The location at View Hill is just 5mins drive from Oxford, 20min from Darfield and a comfortable commute to and from Chch over the picturesque Waimak Gorge bridge and along the Old West Coast Road. Schooling is close by and access to recreation and social facilities is all within 5-10mins drive. What are you waiting for? Call now!

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

Price: Neg over $615,000 View: www.marealestate.co.nz/831

Susan davis M 027 6622751 or Jackie derrick M 027 636 3576

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ROLLESTON - 18B Beaumont Drive

ROLLESTON - 11 Delamare Way

A LIFESTYLE TO BE ENVIED IN THE HEART OF ROLLESTON

OUTSTANDING LIVING IN KAJENS COUNTRY ON 2082 SQM

A fabulous property located in the prestigious subdivision of Kajens Country. The current owners of this substantial G J Gardener home have been meticulous about every detail of the property and you will be impressed with the functional layout both inside and out with all the special features that you would come to expect of a modern family home. You will enjoy the sleek modern kitchen with its stainless steel appliance’s, large scullery and spacious living areas that include a large living area and formal lounge with an inbuilt gas fire providing warmth and ambience. There are large doors from the family area that open out onto a large patio that is complimented by a fully fenced large back lawn; perfect for cricket! All 5 bedrooms are generous in size with 4 of them offering walk in robes, the master offering a large ensuite and WIR, & doors that open out to its own patio area. An added advantage is that the 5th bedroom is situated in its own wing and also boasts a WIR and ensuite with its own courtyard, perfect for extended families or overseas guests. There is also a separate laundry that compliments the fabulous design and versatility of this home. One of the stand out features of this property has to be the desirable, easy care 2082sqm section complete with garden shed. With a double internal access garage, this family sized property really does offer it all.

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OUTSTANDING BUYING - VIEWING WILL IMPRESS

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PRice Reduced: Neg over $669,000 View: www.marealestate.co.nz/826

Susan davis M 027 6622751 or Jackie derrick M 027 636 3576

Tucked away down a private lane lies a piece of paradise offering a unique private sanctuary. The property is waiting for a large or growing family to enjoy its open spaces, private garden and privacy without compromising on location giving you easy access to Rolleston. Filled with character, the large living areas are well laid out boasting a separate lounge, a family room and separate dining room with indoor outdoor flow that further extends the already large living spaces. Let’s not forget the 6 full sized bedrooms with 2 bathrooms, double internal garage and off street parking. On over half an acre of lawns and gardens, you will enjoy the private oasis in an established setting. The peace and tranquillity will ensure the busyness of life will be forgotten as you pull into the driveway and relax. The spa pool is an added bonus to ensure everyday life feels like a world away. The vendors have firmed up their plans and are offering this much loved retreat and hidden lifestyle to the discerning buyer.

Price by Negotiation View: www.marealestate.co.nz/840

Sue Robinson Mb 021 409050

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

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Irrigated with options Superbly presented 195-hectare grazing/ finishing property well located near Hororata. Held in 7 titles with great road access providing numerous purchase options. Spray irrigation covering 98ha from existing groundwater take, plus potential for further intensification with shares held for stage two Central Plains Irrigation. Currently operated as an intensive cattle grazing/ finishing unit, achieving outstanding results.

Deadline Sale: Tues 16th February 4pm (unless sold prior)

Full range of farm buildings complemented by an executive style 4-bedroom homestead set in mature sheltered grounds. Outstanding opportunity to purchase a welllocated property with genuine upside, ideally suited for dairy grazing, intensive finishing or mixed cropping.

310 Hororata Road, Hororata

FOR SALE

M-A MATSON & ALLAN REAL ESTATE LIMITED

Gareth Cox Contact: Mobile: 021 250 9714

Email: gareth@propertybrokers.co.nz

Open Farm: Thurs 21st January 1pm-3pm

ROLLESTON – 18B BEAumONT DRIVE A LIFESTYLE TO BE ENVIED IN THE HEART OF ROLLESTON Tucked away down a private lane lies a piece of paradise offering a unique private sanctuary. The property is waiting for a large or growing family to enjoy its open spaces, private garden and privacy without compromising on location giving you easy access to Rolleston. Filled with character, the large living areas are well laid out boasting a separate lounge, a family room and separate dining room with indoor outdoor flow that further extends the already large living spaces. Let’s not forget the 6 full sized bedrooms with 2 bathrooms, double internal garage and off street parking. On over half an acre of lawns and gardens, you will enjoy the private oasis in an established setting. The peace and tranquillity will ensure the busyness of life will be forgotten as you pull into the driveway and relax. The spa pool is an added bonus to ensure everyday life feels like a world away. The vendors have firmed up their plans and are offering this much loved retreat and hidden lifestyle to the discerning buyer. VENDOR SAYS BRING ME OFFERS!

LocaLLy owned & operated | proven experienced agents For all your Real Estate needs. We are happy to provide advice and free current market appraisals.

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Sue Robinson Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Mobile: 021 409050 Office: 03 347 9949 (Rolleston) sue@marealestate.co.nz

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New Zealand’s leading rural real estate company

Licenced under REAA 2008

OPEN HOME

Reduced To Sell!

West Melton

• This stunning, permanent material, three-year-old home is neatly appointed and well fenced • Secure and private, warm and inviting with good storage • Open plan kitchen/dining/family room and a separate lounge • North-west facing patio. Excellent extra summer space to enjoy the sun or a BBQ with friends • Four good-sized bedrooms, master with en-suite • Family bathroom and an office • Large double garage with internal access • Heating is provided by a heat pump and free-standing log fire • Easy commute from Christchurch City and International Airport

$660,000 42 Preston Avenue, Preston Downs Subdivision OPEN HOME Sunday 1-1.30pm

www.pggwre.co.nz ID: DAR22660

Min Cookson B 03 341 4301 M 027 249 5417

Athol Earl

Sales Manager/Auctioneer M 027 437 6298

Peter Crean

Min Cookson

Sam Davidson

Karen Hennessy

Wilton Atkins

Peter McCorkindale

M 027 434 4002

M 027 249 5417

M 027 488 8269

M 027 967 0186

M 027 606 0660

M 027 594 5190

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For Sale NEW LISTING

Hororata | Downs Road

Deadline Sale

98 Hectares

Closing 1pm, Thursday 18 February 2016

Strong Performer. After successful and dedicated ownership our Vendors are reluctantly seeking a sale of their Downs Road Property near Hororata due to a recent purchase. An aesthetically pleasing property located in a quality location approximately 50 minutes’ drive to Christchurch. The combination of moderately deep Claremont soils and a generally reliable rainfall allow for proven strong production across a wide range of arable crop possibilities along with potential support options.Downlands offers to the market 98 hectares which is available in two separate titles which may be purchased individually or collectively. Central Plains shares are available if required.

Inspection By appointment

Contact Matt Collier 027 205 6626

Farmlands Real Estate is privileged to bring this strong performing asset to the market and, on behalf of our Vendors, encourage those searching for such to contact the listing agent to arrange a viewing. | Property ID DA1669

NEW LISTING

Business For Sale

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Selwyn District Windrowing Business

18c Moffett Street Floor Area 100m2

Price

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Price On Application

By negotiation over $355,000

Contact

Contact

John Davison 027 436 4464

Penny Clausen 027 895 5943 Noel Lowery 027 432 8859

Windrowing Business. Established business servicing the Selwyn District. Well maintained plant including 2x MacDon windrower tractor units, 3x 12’ fronts, 1x 15’ front plus 1x 16’ front. All fronts complete with own trailers. Comprehensive spare parts inventory. Large variety of crops windrowed each season giving good spread to the workload. Ideal standalone summer business, or add-on for existing contractor. Take-over date negotiable. | Property ID LN1464

Springfield

Rilco Lane 1,052m2 - 1,232m2 Price From $139,000

Contact Grant McIlroy 027 345 9262

Torlesse View Subdivision. Stunning mountain views from these new serviced sections on the western edge of the Springfield Township. Large section sizes. Easy commute to Christchurch via the Old West Coast Road (38 minutes’ drive to airport). These sections sit at the gateway to the Southern Alps and the great outdoors. Within walking distance is Springfield School, a focal point for the community and a roll of 43 students. Bus from Springfield to Darfield High School. | Property ID DA1659

Licensed under REAA 2008

Islington

Investment, Retirement, First Home. Two bedrooms, built-in wardrobes. Open-plan kitchen/dining and adjoining lounge, bathroom includes bath and separate shower. The laundry provides extra access to the rear of the property with raised vegetable garden and garden shed. Heated by heat pump, nightstore heater and a moisture-master system keeping you warm and cosy during the winter months. An internal-access garage with automatic door opener leads into the home. | Property ID LE1546

Property Wanted I have four genuine buyers looking for property in the Selwyn District • • • •

Approximately 200-400 hectares, foothill property with homestead 100-150 hectares bareland, suitable for run-off Approximately 30 hectares with sound family home 20-30 hectares with substantial five/six bedroom home (older homestead considered)

Confidentiality Assured

Grant McIlroy 027 345 9262


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www.mikepero.com www.mikepero.com

ROLLESTON ROLLESTON

Mike Pero Real Estate Ltd. Licensed REAA (2008) Mike Pero Real Estate Ltd. Licensed REAA (2008)

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negotiation

8 Chedworth Court, rolleston Situated in the flourishing Faringdon community and positioned down the end of a delightful cul-de-sac is this distinctive and supremely desirable home that was constructed in 2015. The striking exterior is instantly appealing with the Hebel and cedar finish combining to create an exceptional look. This architecturally designed home has been configured for ultimate ease of living - the open plan layout is ideal for entertaining with each area enjoying their own space yet can be effortlessly enjoyed in unison. The designer kitchen is central to everyday living and includes fabulous Bosch appliances and a functional breakfast bar. The lounge and dining area peel off seamlessly and extend to the outdoors via bi-fold and sliding doors to a spacious outdoor living area that overlooks the manicured lawns and gardens. The presence of a formal lounge is a wonderful inclusion and ensures you have a variety of spaces for different scenarios. The home comprises of three double bedrooms with the master bedroom benefiting from a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite. Your earliest viewing is recommended. Contact Cheryl for further information.

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33 stanford Way, rolleston

261 Hendersons road, Hoon Hay

12 Craigieburn street, darfield

Architecturally designed, this visually impressive home has a beautifully landscaped entrance contributing to the home’s immense street appeal. Built in 2014, the sophisticated interior features coved ceilings and high stud walls that amplify light and space. The open plan living area is at the heart of the home and features a modern kitchen that has a sleek white finish and is complemented by a butler’s pantry and the presence of a formal lounge ensures there is a room for every occasion. Four double bedrooms provide excellent accommodation with the master having a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite. The grounds comprise of two paved patios that overlook the stylish black fencing and manicured lawns. This impeccable home must be sold. Contact Cheryl for further information. Contact Stephen for further information.

Sale by Deadline 21st January 5pm (unless sold prior)

This modern permanent material home has all the ingredients for happy family living, the only thing to add is you! Three generously proportioned double bedrooms, the master with ensuite, provide space for all. The kitchen and dining area is fantastic with loads of bench space and a breakfast bar with a lovely sunny outlook from the dining area. The family lounge is a great size and could easily be set up for home theatre, generous double-aspect windows provide ample light. The patio connects indoor and outdoor living seamlessly, with a fully fenced 824sqm section, there is plenty of private garden space and established planting so you can add your own landscaping style or just enjoy the easy-care lawn. This 199sqm home within Darfield is a great contender, call Stephen Ferguson or Mike Goatley today.

www.mikepero.com/RX642695

www.mikepero.com/RX650129

www.mikepero.com/RX650240

Mike Goatley 027 249 5561 Mike Goatley 027 249 5561

Cheryl Hunt 027 430 3906 Cheryl Hunt 027 430 3906

Final days to make an offer! Sitting right on the edge of Hoon Hay, this family home is a unique combination of city and rural. With 3 bedrooms, this home has a floor area of 100sqm and the bathroom has been updated with a separate toilet. The kitchen is modern and functional and flows through to the dining and lounge. Set on a 613sqm fully fenced section, this family home features immaculate gardens with established plantings and mature trees. A freestanding double garage and workshop with an automatic door houses the cars and toys. A new opportunity has arisen and our vendors are motivated to sell. To own your own slice of paradise call Mike now for further information and viewing times.

Stephen Ferguson 021 224 2000 Stephen Ferguson 021 224 2000

Fay Merry 021 182 1502 Fay Merry 021 182 1502

Julie-Ann Sibbe Licensed Administrator Julie-Ann Sibbe Licensed Administrator

68 Rolleston Drive, Rolleston 0800 645 346 68 Rolleston Drive, Rolleston 0800 645 346

Nicola Curtis Administrator Nicola Curtis Administrator


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material that also protects against corrosion and is a cheaper option, while fibreglass combines the strength of wood with ultimate flexibility in windy weather conditions. Look out for weather-resistant fabrics like marinegrade nylon or canvas that are specifically engineered to withstand fading, rotting and general deterioration caused by the elements. Sun umbrellas come in a wide range of styles, from traditional to ultra minimalist and offer different functions to suit different spaces. Cantilevered styles offer ease of use and multifunctionality. No matter where the sun shines or from which direction the wind blows, with the simple adjustment of a lever you can alter the direction of the umbrella’s coverage so no matter the time of day, you will be protected. This style is also ideal for providing shade by positioning them adjacent to a spa, outdoor bar and barbecue area. Dining alfresco is made easy with a cantilevered option as it eliminates that cumbersome umbrella pole, so often getting

in the way of your movement or conversation. It also frees up valuable table space. Umbrellas can make a stunning design statement and focal point for your outdoor areas, under which you can position a grouping of outdoor furniture. Whatever you choose in terms of style, make sure it serves the purpose you require and fits with your home’s existing architectural features. Extend the longevity of your investment by storing it under cover during when bad weather hits and protect the fabric from rips and discolouration with a cover.

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M-A ‘The Selwyn Experts’ MATSON & ALLAN REAL ESTATE LIMITED

Residential • Lifestyle • Rural Property

SOUTHBRIDGE - 49 High Street

COALGATE - 3028 Coalgate Road FIRST HOME BUYERS

NEW

Rural serenity abounds at this lovely character property. Situated on a 1012 sqm section with beautiful established trees providing shade and shelter, beautiful flowers and also a large vegetable garden to provide seasonal produce for the table. The home has three good size bedrooms, 2 of the bedrooms with views out to the covered verandah. The hard work is done with updated kitchen and bathroom and modern carpet throughout. The cosy living area has French doors which lead out to a sun soaked timber deck which has views over the private back yard. There is also a large separate laundry/ store room complete with an extra toilet. The home is kept toasty warm in winter and cool in summer with the thoughtful additions of both a log burner and heat pump. Come on out to the country and start living the dream.

Licensed REAA2008

LIST

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Price: Neg over $349,000 View: www.marealestate.co.nz/858

Susan davis M 027 6622751 or Jackie derrick M 027 636 3576

LEESTON - 34 Selwyn Street

YOUR COTTAGE IN THE COUNTRY AWAITS

If it is the idyllic country lifestyle you desire then you need look no further than this character home on a park like 1433m2 section in the increasingly desirable township of Southbridge minutes from Leeston and an easy drive to Rolleston, Lincoln and Christchurch. The renovated two bedroom home in its private sheltered setting offers a lifestyle others will envy with its two sets of French doors opening out onto the large deck set for morning sun and looking out over your own private courtyard. The living is open plan and heated by log burner as with heat distributor plus the kitchen is modern as is the bathroom. Outdoors there is an array of leafy plantings and expansive lawn providing a tranquil and peaceful environment for you and your family. With the home being set well back on the section you will feel like you are living in seclusion yet all amenities are a moments walk away. There is a large standalone double garage big enough for a workshop area and vehicles also there is the separate carport perfect for storage or firewood. Add to this plenty of off street parking and capacity for more sheds and you have the complete package.

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Price: Neg over $349,000 View: www.marealestate.co.nz/860

Stephan Knowler Mb 027 2299 522

ROLLESTON - 15 Seymour Drive

GREAT LOCATION, UNBEATABLE PRICE

What a fantastic opportunity to get your hands on a modernised character home with great fencing and garaging. The home has two generous sized bedrooms with digital wiring in the master bedroom. It also has an office area and separate laundry. The spacious kitchen/ dining area has been renovated with loads of bench space and storage and you can have no doubt the insulated home is sure to be warm with its logburner on wetback and heatpump in the separate lounge as well as set for the sun from morning until last light. There is an abundance of garaging on this large 827m2 section with a large triple garage with plenty of room for work benches, freezers and storage plus there is an oversized carport suitable for boat or trailer. Add to this a vegetable garden and a studio which has multiple uses. You have a fantastic option for the first home buyer, downsizer or investor. Leeston is a very popular country township with great schools, supermarket, shops, cafes and all only a short commute from Rolleston, Lincoln and Christchurch.

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Why build when you can just shift in and enjoy this 3 bedroom home located in the trendy area to be in Rolleston. This home has all the extras including Fisher and Paykel appliances, LED lights, alarm, wardrobe shelving and double glazing. The 770m2 section will be fully fenced and grassed. Other features include separate laundry and double internal access garage. Avoid all the hassles, budget blowouts and time delays and buy brand new. Viewing will impress. Don't be the one to miss out on this stunning new home in a popular location.

Price: Neg over $365,000 View: www.marealestate.co.nz/862

Price: Neg over $490,000 View: www.marealestate.co.nz/792

cameron McRae Mb 027 7696 696

Andrew Taylor Mb 0274 355 930

DARFIELD - 3 Broadmeadows Drive

SOUTHBRIDGE - 12 Bowen Street

This beautifully presented home will impress. Attention to detail makes this an immaculate home inside and out. Built for the sun this spacious modern property gives you the best of indoor/outdoor living with house situated perfectly to allow maximum privacy in the impeccably landscaped fully fenced section. A dream kitchen with quality appliances flows into large living areas. Sit back and enjoy a built in flat screen T V and sound system with superior heat from a cosy log burner. The three bedrooms are large -master with ensuite and walk in robe plus a gorgeous family bathroom. A double internal access garage completes the perfect package. All this situated in a quiet semi-rural street with easy distance to schools, shops and medical centre. Immediate inspection advised.

This private and park like oasis on the edge of the popular village of Southbridge a short and pleasant commute from Rolleston, Lincoln and Christchurch is a classic example of a smaller style lifestyle property. From the moment you turn into the tree framed driveway that winds its way through established lawns and gardens you will feel the tranquillity and privacy on offer here. The recently renovated four bedroom and study home is set to the rear of the property and is completely secluded from neighbours giving the impression of being in a rural setting yet you are only minutes walk to all amenities. As well as many bedroom options the home features two bathrooms including and ensuite, large family sized kitchen and open plan living area flowing to the extensive sun baked patio area that will naturally become an extension of your living area and double garaging with a small adjoining studio or storage area. The lawns and gardens are easy care and provide beautiful shelter on all sides.

IMPECCABLE, IMMACULATE AND IMPRESSIVE

Price: $519,000 View: www.marealestate.co.nz/834

A SUPERIOR LIFESTYLE ON OFFER HERE

Tracey Roberts Mb 021 063 7504

Price: $579,000 View: www.marealestate.co.nz/859

Stephan Knowler Mb 027 2299 522

VIEW HILL/OXFORD - 573 Raineys Road

You won’t have to spend a cent here because it’s all been done for you. This gem on Marvel Lane has been built with families in mind and the design of this large 235sqm 4 double bedroom home will be sure to impress. The property offers spacious open plan living with a slick centrally located modern kitchen that has been well equipped with quality appliances including a large standalone oven with gas hob and spacious Butler’s pantry. There are Bi-fold doors from the dining/lounge area that open out to the North facing patio where you will be able to enjoy your private outdoor dining, whilst basking in the sun. The 4 double bedrooms all have fabulous wardrobe space and the Master bedroom offers a spacious ensuite, magnificent WIR and ranch slider that opens out to its own private patio area. You will be impressed with the expansive internal storage space of this home that offers plenty of room for all your linen and more. The property has been well sited on the section to optimise the back yard space and there is plenty of room on the secure fenced section for kids and the family dog. Other features of this fabulous home include a double internal access garage, separate laundry, alarm system, drapes and blinds, built in desk/ study and much more! *Please note that grass has been photo shopped in but grass seed has been laid as well as minor landscaping*

First impressions are usually important and this one is no exception. The vastly upgraded character bungalow set amongst rambling lawns and gardens and the mature shelter and impressive specimen trees create a real feeling of stability and permanence. Functional historic outbuildings dotted about keep an awareness of days-gone-by to the fore. These buildings and the modern enclosed stable/storage/ workshop buildings are certain to attract the attention of potential buyers with a wide range of interests and pursuits. Whilst horses and cattle have been the focus over the last 15 or so years, options for a new owner are more or less endless. The location at View Hill is just 5mins drive from Oxford, 20min from Darfield and a comfortable commute to and from Chch over the picturesque Waimak Gorge bridge and along the Old West Coast Road. Schooling is close by and access to recreation and social facilities is all within 5-10mins drive. What are you waiting for? Call now!

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

Price: Neg over $615,000 View: www.marealestate.co.nz/831

Susan davis M 027 6622751 or Jackie derrick M 027 636 3576

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Price: $629,000 View: www.marealestate.co.nz/857 Tracey Roberts Mb 021 063 7504 Joe Brankin Mb 021 324529

ROLLESTON - 18B Beaumont Drive

ROLLESTON - 11 Delamare Way

A LIFESTYLE TO BE ENVIED IN THE HEART OF ROLLESTON

OUTSTANDING LIVING IN KAJENS COUNTRY ON 2082 SQM

A fabulous property located in the prestigious subdivision of Kajens Country. The current owners of this substantial G J Gardener home have been meticulous about every detail of the property and you will be impressed with the functional layout both inside and out with all the special features that you would come to expect of a modern family home. You will enjoy the sleek modern kitchen with its stainless steel appliance’s, large scullery and spacious living areas that include a large living area and formal lounge with an inbuilt gas fire providing warmth and ambience. There are large doors from the family area that open out onto a large patio that is complimented by a fully fenced large back lawn; perfect for cricket! All 5 bedrooms are generous in size with 4 of them offering walk in robes, the master offering a large ensuite and WIR, & doors that open out to its own patio area. An added advantage is that the 5th bedroom is situated in its own wing and also boasts a WIR and ensuite with its own courtyard, perfect for extended families or overseas guests. There is also a separate laundry that compliments the fabulous design and versatility of this home. One of the stand out features of this property has to be the desirable, easy care 2082sqm section complete with garden shed. With a double internal access garage, this family sized property really does offer it all.

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OUTSTANDING BUYING - VIEWING WILL IMPRESS

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Susan davis M 027 6622751 or Jackie derrick M 027 636 3576

Tucked away down a private lane lies a piece of paradise offering a unique private sanctuary. The property is waiting for a large or growing family to enjoy its open spaces, private garden and privacy without compromising on location giving you easy access to Rolleston. Filled with character, the large living areas are well laid out boasting a separate lounge, a family room and separate dining room with indoor outdoor flow that further extends the already large living spaces. Let’s not forget the 6 full sized bedrooms with 2 bathrooms, double internal garage and off street parking. On over half an acre of lawns and gardens, you will enjoy the private oasis in an established setting. The peace and tranquillity will ensure the busyness of life will be forgotten as you pull into the driveway and relax. The spa pool is an added bonus to ensure everyday life feels like a world away. The vendors have firmed up their plans and are offering this much loved retreat and hidden lifestyle to the discerning buyer.

Price by Negotiation View: www.marealestate.co.nz/840

Sue Robinson Mb 021 409050

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

www.marealestate.co.nz


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COUNTRY LIFESTYLE WITH 2 HOMES

QUALITY LIFESTYLE IN THE HEART OF KIRWEE

WEB ID ROU43929 KIRWEE View By Appointment Kirwee Central, Courtenay Road Kirwee Central is proud to offer affordable quality sections located in the heart of a vibrant rural community. *Sections priced from $145,000 *Great choice of sections ranging in size from 680m2 830m2 *Stage One & Two sections now selling *Power, phone & town water supplied *Septic tank consent approved *House & land packages available

BUYERS $145,000+

Gareth Cox

Mobile 021 250 9714 Office 03 929 0306 gareth@propertybrokers.co.nz

PICK OF THE BUNCH

WEB ID ROL45858 BY NEGOTIATION BROADFIELD 618 Weedons Road VIEW Sunday 24 Jan 1.00 - 1.45pm Get ready to be impressed by this substantial executive home set on 4 ha close to Rolleston & within easy commute of Christchurch City. Well appointed kitchen/living opens seamlessly onto north facing private patio, 4 double bedrooms plus office, family bathroom & 4 ensuite combined with generous storage options including internal access double garage. An additional habitable 2 bedroom studio provides options for those 2 wanting to work from home or extended family. Gareth Cox Mobile 021 250 9714 Office 03 929 0306 gareth@propertybrokers.co.nz

$178,000 WEB ID ROU45820

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KAJENS AT ITS BEST!

ROLLESTON Shadbolt Lane, Beaumont Park

This 666sqm section stands out from the crowd and offers a great location to build your new home. This section in sought after Beaumont Park has been priced to sell. Call today for further information as it wont last long! VIEW By Appointment

Andre Van Rheede

Mobile 022 126 0385 Office 03 929 0306 andre@propertybrokers.co.nz

Sarah Yeates

Mobile 027 447 2719 Office 03 929 0306 sarahy@propertybrokers.co.nz

LIVE, RELAX AND REVIVE

$181,000 WEB ID ROU44836

ROLLESTON Shadbolt Lane, Beaumont Park

Size and situation are what make this section stand out from the crowd. This generous 725sqm section is ready for you to design and build your dream home. All that Rolleston has to offer is right on your doorstep and outstanding quality of the surrounding homes will underpin your investment. VIEW By Appointment

Andre Van Rheede

Mobile 022 126 0385 Office 03 929 0306 andre@propertybrokers.co.nz

Sarah Yeates

Mobile 027 447 2719 Office 03 929 0306 sarahy@propertybrokers.co.nz

www.propertybrokers.co.nz

WEB ID ROU46490 BUYERS ROLLESTON 17 Delamare Way VIEW Sunday 24 Jan 3.00 - 3.30pm This stunning 293m2 property offers exceptional & versatile family living. Featuring: • Country style kitchen with gas cooking • 3x heat pumps, heat transfer & HRV • Central vacuum & alarm system • Double garage, great OSP • 2036m2 park-like setting Located down a peaceful cul-de-sac & within easy walking distance to Brookside Park we know you’ll just Sarah Yeates love the quiet country feel of Kajens Country. Mobile 027 447 2719 Office 03 929 0306 sarahy@propertybrokers.co.nz

$769,000+

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Ray White Rolleston

Sarah Booth Licensee Salesperson Business Owner 027 527 8258

Emma George Licensee Salesperson Business Owner 027 555 0568

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

Lincoln 1/144 Raineys Road

The house has the character of a modern country villa, with large shingled bay windows & cedar doors creating a grand entrance. The open plan kitchen, living, dining & spacious separate lounge all open to sheltered outdoor living areas perfect for year round entertaining. A woodburner and an open fire complement the scene. The extra-large master bedroom offers an ensuite & WIR along with large bi-fold windows to appreciate the beautiful garden setting outside. The three remaining double bedrooms open onto a large hardwood deck to relax on and are catered for by the family bathroom. While a detached sleepout provides additional options for guests or would work well as an office space for those working from home.

Kathy Wilson Licensee Salesperson 021 183 3060

Leesa Barrie Licensee Salesperson 027 947 1200

Rolleston 33 Strauss Drive

For Sale

Auction, 12.00pm 5th February 2016 View Sunday 11.00 - 11.30 rwrolleston.co.nz ID# RLL22261 Dwayne Bloomfield 021 163 9874 Emma George 027 555 0568

Rolleston 37 Bronte Way

Set on a generous 805m2 section, come & enjoy the lovely lifestyle that the current vendors have created here! The great outdoor space boasts a large private rear garden that is versatile in its use with a couple of sheds, great veggie gardens, covered patio area & a separate covered BBQ area. beautifully presented interior of the home that has been recently redecorated to create a fresh, crisp & neutral look throughout. The updated kitchen with granite bench tops & gas hobs boasts cupboard space that would delight the most disconcerting chef in the family. Sale Offers over $519,000 View Sunday 1.00 - 1.30 rwrolleston.co.nz ID# RLL22264 Angela Hunt 021 548 777

Carefully thought out design, together with many sought after features, have created a home that combines style with practical family function perfectly. Sleek, white kitchen with expansive bench space, a 90cms oven with gas hob, double fridge space + a large walk in pantry, overlooks the dining & living room with log burner on wetback and has sliders out to the outdoor entertaining area. A separate lounge, accessed from the hallway, is where the children can ‘hang out’ or the adults can get away for some quiet. Highly desirable triple car garaging with drive-thru & pull down ladders to attic storage, a separate laundry, automatic pop up irrigation & a spacious 848m2 section, this really is a ‘top notch’ near new home that commands your attention.

For Sale

Offers over $629,000 View Viewing by Appointment rwrolleston.co.nz ID# RLL22268 Sarah Booth 027 527 8258 Leesa Barrie 027 947 1200

Rolleston 18 Manor Drive

Set amongst 1719m2 (inc ROW) of established trees and gardens, the setting offers a ‘country’ feel, whilst the home provides you with modern day style & features that you and your family deserve. The generous open plan living area, with defined living & dining areas and a trendy central kitchen acts as the hub of the home and gives you access to the lovely raised deck, perfect for the coming summer bbqs. 3 well proportioned bedrooms, 2 bathrooms plus a good sized study. We recommend you come take a look at this hidden treasure as viewing is guaranteed to please. Sale Offers over $629,000 View Sunday 2.45 - 3.15 rwrolleston.co.nz ID# RLL22266 Brendan ‘Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733 Sarah Booth 027 527 8258

Rolleston 39 Masefield Drive

Rolleston 789A East Maddisons Road

If you’re after a great new 3 bedroom home & want a large backyard for the kids and pets to play, or room to please your inner ‘green-thumb’, then look no further. 3 bedrooms, serviced by an ensuite & family bathroom, plus a fantastic 630sqm section. Other inclusions of the home are an attic ladder & storage space, double garage and landscaping to the section, including driveway, patios, lawn & minor plantings, so all you’ll need are your curtains. Be sure to view today or call Leesa for more information, you won’t want to miss out! Sale $485,000 View Viewing by Appointment rwrolleston.co.nz ID# RLL22150 Leesa Barrie 027 947 1200 Brendan ‘Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733

Nestled on a superb 1140sqm section, it is zoned for the exciting new West Rolleston School, with Brookside Park just around the corner. This home has a clever layout that includes 5 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms. The sleek kitchen boasts granite tops, quality appliances & creates the hub for busy family life, while the two living areas open out to the covered verandah where you’ll entertain year round. For comfort there are two heatpumps, a gas fire and double glazing. The layout of the spacious hallway means there are three bedrooms on the sunny side of this well laid out home. Sale Offers over $595,000 View Sunday 2.00 - 3.00 rwrolleston.co.nz ID# RLL22202 Emma George 027 555 0568

Rolleston 59 Renoir Drive

Rolleston 16 Genoa Avenue

Perfectly designed for practical, easy living this property offers a well-appointed kitchen in the heart of the home. French doors open out to a stunning deck with built in seating, ideal for entertaining on the large 780sqm section. A spacious separate lounge provides that additional room for growing families to spread out. The family bathroom offers a corner spa bath and a generous master bedroom benefits from an ensuite and WIR. Close to all the local amenities, including Clearview School. Here’s an opportunity to secure a great family home in a popular location, get in quick and you will not be left disappointed! Sale Offers over $549,000 View Sunday 1.45 - 2.15 rwrolleston.co.nz ID# RLL22263 Leisa Webster 027 722 5537

Ray White Rolleston - Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd Licensed (REAA 2008) MREINZ

Ph: 03 347 9988

Leisa Webster Licensee Salesperson 027 722 5537

www.rwrolleston.co.nz

Sitting high & mighty on a 700sqm section & in a prime position within Levi Park, there is a long list of desirable features in this 244sqm home. Open plan living... check! Great kitchen with walk in pantry... check! Tons (we mean TONS) of storage... check! Double tiled ensuite shower... check! A separate laundry... check! A sun-soaked layout... check! A separate lounge... check! Great outdoor space for entertaining... check! Room for the kids to play... check! A family friendly location... check! What more could you wish for? Sale Offers over $579,000 View By Appointment rwrolleston.co.nz ID# RLL22183 Leesa Barrie 027 947 1200 Brendan ‘Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733


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Ray White Rolleston

Angela Hunt Licensee Salesperson 021 548 777

Amanda Cherry Licensee Salesperson 027 340 6955

Dwayne Bloomfield Licensee Salesperson 021 163 9874

Lindsay Zanker Licensee Salesperson 027 230 0205

Maureen Crowley Licensee Salesperson 021 153 7167

Rolleston 12 Oak Tree Lane

Rolleston 418 Two Chain Road

This instantly appealing 1930’s, 2 storey, character home has 3 bedrooms in the main house & 2 separate chalets. Set in a stunning mature 4.8ha setting, brings the style of yesteryear with a modern flair, from the beautiful dark wood panelling through to the classic bay window. These features are sure to grab those who are looking for something distinctive. If a business venture is what you are looking for, there are 2 Chalets with en-suites which would cater well for a bed and breakfast or beauty venture. Alternatively, the teenagers or extended family would love their own “pads”. Take advantage of the large hall type studio where the current vendor runs Yoga classes or enhance the large olive grove to further your income. Sheds aplenty from the classic huge Red barn through to storage sheds & workshops.

Melissa Warrington Licensee Salesperson 027 279 4362

For Sale

Offers over $799,000 + GST View By Appointment rwrolleston.co.nz ID# RLL22233

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

Situated in an established setting in the ever popular Shearalea subdvision, this 251m2 home offers many desirable features. To start off, there is triple car garaging, so often found on ‘the wish list’. Add to this, 4 spacious double bedrooms & 2 bathrooms, an expansive open plan living room with defined dining and seating areas, a large formal lounge, a separate laundry & a generous 1093m2 section, and you have the ideal home for a growing family. Two heat pumps & a DVS system guarantee warmth & comfort throughout the year. Within easy walking distance to the Aquatic Centre, Clearview Primary School & the new high school, lifestyle & location are the key elements of this home’s appeal.

For Sale

Offers over $649,000 View Sunday 2.00 - 2.30 rwrolleston.co.nz ID# RLL22267

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

Rolleston 5 Pollock Place

Tai Tapu 47 School Road

Come home to the tranquil lifestyle in this desirable location nestled in the heart of Tai Tapu. This delightful sunny home offers all the characteristics of village living at its best. With 5 bedrooms to choose from there is plenty of space for the larger family, and a decent sized living area to relax in while the kitchen overlooks the back yard. Extra sized garaging means there is plenty of space for several vehicles and a working space or man cave, while plenty of off street parking is available if needed as well. The garden offers a peaceful setting to enjoy from the large patio making outside living a treat. Close to cafes, boutique shops and schools, tease the taste buds today and venture Tai Tapu way to see all this lovely home has to offer.

For Sale

Offers over $495,000 View By Appointment rwrolleston.co.nz ID# RLL22228 Dwayne Bloomfield 021 163 9874 Emma George 027 555 0568

Beautifully presented 4 bedroom plus study family home. The property offers double glazing, open plan living with the kitchen being the central hub of the home. The living area has a recently installed nice and cosy log fire, and a heat pump to ensure an ambient temperature all year round. Bi fold doors open out to the covered patio onto the large 750 m2 beautifully landscaped and fully fenced section. The separate lounge is a great space for the kids to chill out, watch TV or listen to music. The study room is ideally located by the entry way for those wanting to work from home. Here is your perfect opportunity to secure a fantastic family home in a great location. Be quick to avoid disappointment!

Rolleston 17B Manor Drive

This luxurious home is ideal for large or extended families. Exceptionally designed home, featuring 2 bedrooms, each with their own toilet & adjoining shower, ideal for family members with special requirements. Modern kitchen with lots of storage, integrated fridge & instant hot water system, generous walk in pantry with integrated freezer. The large open plan living has a log burner & heat pump, a study nook & separate lounge/media room. The master bedroom has its own private sunny lounge area along with an ensuite and WIR. Sale Offers over $769,000 View By Appointment rwrolleston.co.nz ID# RLL22274 Dwayne Bloomfield 021 163 9874 Leisa Webster 027 722 5537

Ray White Rolleston - Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd Licensed (REAA 2008) MREINZ

Ph: 03 347 9988

www.rwrolleston.co.nz

For Sale

Offers over $539,000 View Sunday 1.00 - 1.30 rwrolleston.co.nz ID# RLL22275

Leisa Webster 027 722 5537

Dunsandel 1352 Tramway Road

Beautiful 280m2 home set on approx. 2.5 acres all within an easy drive of all of Rolleston’s amenities. Extra-large living areas which will cater for those with big families, or who like to entertaiin. The kitchen boasts granite bench tops, gas hobs & a great position overlooking the main hub of the home. The separate lounge can be closed off to create a quiet area & has the added bonus of a third toilet so that guests are not disturbing sleeping kids. 4 large bedrooms are all serviced with walk in robes. Sale $739,000 View By Appointment rwrolleston.co.nz ID# RLL22235 Angela Hunt 021 548 777


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Your guide to Show Homes & New Sections in the Selwyn District

TRENDS IN

HOME FEATURES

Building home companies are reporting that more people are opting for smaller homes, around 165 to 190 square metres, with larger garages.

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hree-car garaging is emerging, affording space for the boat or toys yet buyers should pay particular attention to the dimensions of the garage space and weigh this against their needs, as this functional space in new homes can vary. “People want interesting floor layouts,” says new home consultant Christine Negus from Stonewood Homes. Another new trend is the centralisation of utility areas, where the laundry may be located off the kitchen or accessed via the pantry. The butler’s pantry, complete with sink, is also still fashionable. Its roles is also increasing as the dishwasher, microwave and any other noisy appliances are delegated there, making the kitchen a quieter part of

open plan living. The result is larger sculleries with more walk-in space. “It is now standard for the kitchen to have stone or high quality acrylic bench tops, a second sink, recessed door handles and larger refrigerators,” suggests Christine. There is also more glass, including frameless glass showers with acrylic linings in bathrooms, and the love affair with freestanding baths continues. En suites are growing too and may accommodate a bath and comfort height toilet. Some building companies are installing engineered bathroom pods which are manufactured off-site. This saves around three weeks on the build time and the bathrooms are strong with a plush feel so good value for money however, they only

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come in standard height. Christine says she has also had enquiries from people looking to build a home that can house three generations with bedrooms and en suites that mirror each other, for when two sets of parents visit. Floor to ceiling windows are also popular though Christine has a word of advice: “These can become dusty. Make them a little higher. It cuts down on housework and allows a place for furniture.” Including a television outlet, bigger wardrobes and storage shelving in bedrooms are also sought after, along with walk-in robes in second and third bedrooms which may mean a trade-off in actual floor area of

Category Winner 2014 Canterbury Masterbuild Awards

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the bedroom itself. Many living areas now have a higher stud or open beam effect, and creating flow between the kitchen, dining, living and lounge parts is desired though these are often stepped, giving clearly defined areas that also extend outdoors. Where the budget allows, hard flooring, narrow windows with wooden slat blinds and more sliders to separate outside courtyards are all in vogue. More attention is also being placed on siting of the house on the section along with landscaping that suits a family’s outdoor living needs, where larger houses are likely to include alfresco dining space with outdoor fireplace and pizza oven.


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LEESTON 34 Selwyn Street

Sun 24 Jan, 2pm-2.30pm, stylish renovated 2 bdrm home with studio and 3 car garaging. Neg over $365,000. Cameron McRae 027 7696696 Matson and Allan Real Estate Ltd, www.marealestate.co.nz/862

LEESTON 22 Market Street

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Sun 24 Jan, 3pm-3.30pm, stylish 4 bdrm, 3 liv, 2bthrm home on great street and 1021m2. Neg over $495,000. Stephan Knowler 0272299522.

Harcourts Rolleston, www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1371

ROLLESTON 683 East Maddisons Road

Sun 24 Jan, 1.30pm -2.15pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bath, triple garage 311m2 house on 1023m2 section. $785,000. Natalie 027 943 6413 Harcourts Rolleston, www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1399

ROLLESTON 20 Granite Drive

Sun 24 Jan, 1.45pm-2.15pm , 4 Bed, 2 Bthrm, 2 Car, 709m2 Section. Offers over $549,000.

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Matson and Allan Real Estate Ltd, www.marealestate.co.nz/841

LEESTON 2 Galileo Way

Sun 24 Jan, 3.45pm-4.15pm Check the price for this brand new 4 Bdrm on 700m2. $485,000. Stephan Knowler M 027 2299522 Matson & Allan Real Estate Ltd, www.marealestate.co.nz/778

Raineys Road

Sun 24 Jan, 11am– 11.30am 4 Bed, 2 Bthrms, 4 Car on 5.288 ha. Auction. Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22261

PAPANUI 2/110 St James Avenue

Sun 24 Jan, 12.30pm-1pm, 2 Bed, 1 Bthrm, 2 Car, Offers over $439,000.

ROLLESTON 3 Siltstone Street

Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22232

Sun 24 Jan, 2.30pm-3pm, 3 Bed, 1 Bthrms, 1 Car, with ½ interest in 1011m2 Section. $333,000. Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL20824

ROLLESTON 18 Manor Drive

Sun 24 Jan, 2.45pm-3.15pm, 3 Bed, 2 Bthrms, 3 Car, on 1719m2 Section. Offers over $629,000 Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22266

ROLLESTON 90A Beaumont Drive

Sun 24 Jan, 2.45pm-3.15pm, 3 Bed, 1 Bthrm, 2 Car, on 1016m2 Section. Offers over $499,000 Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22119

ROLLESTON 83 Dryden Avenue

ROLLESTON 59 Renoir Drive

Sun 24 Jan, 3.15pm-3.45pm, 4 Bed, 2 Bthrms, 2 Car, 860m2 Section. Offers over $609,000

Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22263

SOUTHBRIDGE

Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22186

ROLLESTON 7 Wordsworth Street

Sun 24 Jan, 3.15pm-3.45pm, 3 Bdrm/2 liv home on 828m close to amenities. Neg over $399,000. Cameron McRae 027 7696696

LINCOLN 1/144

Sun 24 Jan, 1pm-1.45pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 2 gge, 707m2 section. $545,000. Shona 027 229 3657, Rhonda 021 057 5705

Sun 24 Jan, 1.45pm-2.15pm, 4 Bed, 2 Bthrms, 2 Car, on 780m2 Section. Offers over $549,000.

Matson and Allan Real Estate Ltd.

LEESTON 43A Leeston and Lake Road

Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22275

Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22237

LEESTON 19 Mountain View Place

sunday

Sun 23 Jan, 3.45pm-4.15pm, 3 Bed, 1 Bthrms, 2 Car, on 875m2 section. $430,000.

Sun 24 Jan, 1.45pm-2.15pm, 3 Bed, 2 Bthrms, 2 Car, 182m2 on 562m2 section. Offers over $489,000. Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22225

ROLLESTON 12 Oak Tree Lane

49 High Street

Sun 24 Jan, 12.15pm -12.45pm, Character renovated 2bdrm cottage with separate gge on 1433m2. Stephan Knowler M 027 2299522 Matson & Allan Real Estate Ltd, www.marealestate.co.nz/860

SOUTHBRIDGE

113 High Street

Sun 24 Jan, 2pm-2.30pm, 4 Bed, 2 Bthrms, 2 Car, 251m on 1093m2 section. Offers over $649,000

Sun 24 Jan, 1pm-1.30 pm, Four bedroom family home on 2006m2 section with pool etc $519,000. Stephan Knowler 027 2299522.

ROLLESTON 19 Emerson Lane

SOUTHBRIDGE 12 Bowen Street

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Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22267

Sun 24 Jan, 2 pm-2.30 pm, 4 Bed, 2 Bthrms, 2 Car, 830m2 Section. Offers over $559,000. Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22272

ROLLESTON 789A East Maddisons Road

Sun 24 Jan , 2 pm-2.30 pm, 5 Bed, 3 Bthrms, 2 Car, 1140m2 Section. Offers over $595,000. Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22202

ROLLESTON 75 Brookside Road

Matson and Allan Real Estate Ltd, www.marealestate.co.nz/806

Sun 24 Jan, 1.45pm-2.30pm, private small lifestyle property. 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, great o/d living, large garage. $579,000. Stephan Knowler 0272299522. Matson and Allan Real Estate Ltd, www.marealestate.co.nz/859

TAI TAPU 47 School Road

Sun 24 Jan, 12pm-12.30, 5 Bed, 1 Bthrm, 2 Car, 809m2 Section. $345,000. Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22254

Sun 24 Jan, 2pm -2.45pm, 3 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 2 gge, 763m2 section. $510,000. Shona 027 229 3657 Rhonda ROLLESTON 10 Park Lane 057 5705 Sun 24 Jan, 12pm -1pm , 3+1 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 1 living, 2 gge, 021 Harcourts Rolleston, www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1372 613m2 section. $539,000. Mary 021 557 731.

TEMPLETON 9 Riwai Street

ROLLESTON 4 Keats Place

Sun 24 Jan, 12pm-12.30 pm, 5 Bed, 2 Bthrms, 2 car on 2463m2 Section. Offers over $999,000.

Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22269

Harcourts Rolleston, www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1375

ROLLESTON 18B Beaumont Drive

Sun 24 Jan, 12pm-12.30pm, 4 Bed, 2 Bthrm, 2 Car, 750m2 section. Offers over $499,000

Sun 24 Jan 2pm -2.30pm, 6 Bdrm on 2284m2. Lifestyle to be envied in the heart of Rolleston. PBN Vendor says bring offers, Sue Robinson 021 409050.

ROLLESTON 37 Bronte Way

ROLLESTON 10 Whitney Court, Faringdon

Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22258

Matson & Allan Real Estate Ltd, www.marealestate.co.nz/840

Sun 24 Jan, 1pm-1.30pm, 3 Bed, 2 Bthrms, 2 Car, 805m2 Section. Offers over $519,000.

Sun 24 Jan, 2pm - 3pm 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 3 gge, 721m2 section. $649,000. Mary 021 557 731.

ROLLESTON 24B Jozecom Place

ROLLESTON 7 Whitney Court, Faringdon,

Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22264

Sun 24 Jan, 1pm-1.30pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms, 3 car, 268m2 on 968m2 Section. Offers over $649,000. Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22173

ROLLESTON 28 Shelley Street

Sun 24 Jan, 1pm-1.30pm, 3 Bed, 1 Bthrms, 1 Car, 450m2 Section. Offers over $399,000.

Harcourts, www.harcourts.co.nz ID#PI55762

Sun 24 Jan, 2pm-3pm 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 gge, 758m2 section. $599,000. Mary 021 557 731 Harcourts Rolleston, www.harcourts.co.nz ID#PI55763

Sun 24 Jan, 3.15pm-3.45pm, 3 Bed, 1 Bthrms, 1 Car, fully fenced, new carpet. Offers over $495,000 Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22228

WEST MELTON 2 Rossington Drive

Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22238

WEST MELTON 1 Coutts Lane

Sun 24 Jan, 12.30pm-1pm, 4 Bed, 2 Bthrms, 3 Car, 1200m2 Section. Offers over $819,000. Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22227

WEST MELTON 20 Brampton Drive

Sun 24 Jan, 1pm-1.30pm, 6 Bed, 3 Bthrms, 5 Car, 335m2 on 2098m2 section. Offers over $999,000 Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22239

WEST MELTON 229 Curraghs Road ROLLESTON 93 Shillingford Boulevard, Faringdon Sun 24 Jan, 2.15pm-2.45pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms, 4 car on 2

Sun 24 Jan, 2pm-3pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 gge, 685m section. $569,000. Mary 021 557 731.

3.085ha. $829,000

Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22171

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Prebbleton

Avonhead

Hornby

Interior and exterior spaces lend themselves brilliantly to easy entertaining. All the living zones and master bedroom have flow to the outdoors. Private and sheltered, the outdoor lounge area also features Silencio aluminium sun roof louvres for added comfort - perfect for family and friends to relax and enjoy the outdoors. Auction: 4th February 2016 (unless sold prior) View at: fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#FH4119 Jan Green Ph 027 222 8736

This spacious family home on 788sqm section, is immaculately presented inside and out. Set off the road down a private driveway with Westgrove Park just across the road, Burnside Park around the corner and in zone for some of Christchurch’s most popular schools. (Burnside High School and Merrin Street School. View at: fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#FH4116 Linda Veitch ph 027 512 9261

Approximately 5 minute walk to Hornby Mall, bus stop at door - it’s all here for you! Two bedrooms, open plan kitchen/dining and separate lounge with added bonus of a conservatory. North facing, heat-pump, majority double glazed note double garage plus off street parking. Ideal for professional couple or retired couple wishing to downsize - numerous choices! View at: fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#FH4112 Caroline Pickett Ph 0274 336 068

Burnside

Westmorland

Halswell

More than what meets the eye - location, section and... Designed with 3-4 bedrooms, ensuite, spacious inter-connecting livings & dining areas leading out to a private courtyard, 3 car garage plus a workshop on a 900sqm section. Close to Russley Golf Club & some of the top schools such as Burnside High & Cobham. Auction: 4th February 2016 (unless sold prior) View at: fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#HR4163 King Ling Ph 027 278 7385

Sun-Sational And View-T-Full... But Wait...There’s More... You can’t be built out! Sited on 858m2 corner section with uninterrupted views from the sea, mountains and through to Lincoln along with a highly motivated vendor moving to a retirement village makes this home a MUST for your list! 4 dble bedrooms. 2 full bathrooms. Large interconnecting sunny livings. Internal access double garaging. View at: fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#HR4156 Julia Golding Ph 027 4314 800

I do love the garden. Secluded garden. 3 double bedrooms. Veranda & French doors from living area & master bedroom. Plenty off-street parking & large double garage with work space. Designed for easy living with low maintenance, easy gardening. Few homes like this. View during open homes. Auction: 17th February 2016 (unless sold prior) View at: fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#HR4164 Tony Dodwell Ph 022 099 0619

Rolleston

Rolleston

Templeton

Environmentally friendly home. Three bedrooms and office or fourth single bedroom. Polished concrete flooring in entrance & kitchen, underfloor heated tiles in bathrooms, heat pump with transfer system and thermal cladding on the exterior. Extra-large double garage, with cupboard & attic storage. Fully landscaped 613m2 section in Beaumont Park. For Sale: $539,000 View at: fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1375 Mary Westwood 021 557 731

Three good size bedrooms, master with ensuite and WIR. The generous kitchen, large open plan living area and high stud ceiling give a real feeling of space. Excellent indoor/outdoor flow. 784m2 (approx) section. This must sell! A fantastic property which must be seen. For Sale: $510,000 View at: fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1372 Shona Robb 027 229 3657 Rhonda Perkins 021 057 5705

Opportunity to secure not only a home but a sympathetic blend of by-gone character and charm with modern convenience. Character home set on 4 hectares. Multiple living areas, master with ensuite, sheltered sunny courtyard. With our retired owners now committed to city life, this property must be sold. For Sale: $799,000 View at: fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1368 Richard Tait (Taitie) 027 777 8080

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