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Southbridge breaks 32 year drought – in the mud

CHAMPIONS: Southbridge have broken a 32 year drought winning the Luisetti Seeds Ellesmere division 1’s Coleman Shield 8-6 in a tight contest against Waihora.

Running rugby was put aside for a hard fought, mud-caked battle in Lincoln for the title. Story, photos on page 14-15.


Good news for district’s insurance

• By Tom Doudney

A NEW insurance policy means

cover for Selwyn’s councilowned

buildings and other

above ground public assets,

should disaster strike, has been

increased by 780 per cent.

The district council’s latest

policy, which came into effect

last month, has seen cover for

above ground assets increased

from $30 million to $264 million

while cover for underground

assets remained the same at $250


That’s in spite of premiums

only increasing by five per cent

from $740,378 to $775,024.

The district council had only

been able to get limited insurance

cover in the years following

the earthquakes as insurers perceived

the risk in the Canterbury

area as too high.

It had partially covered that

shortfall by creating an $11.5

million self-insurance fund

and no decision has been made

on whether that money will be

retained for insurance purposes.

District councillor Grant

Miller, who chairs the audit and

risk committee, said the new

policy was good news and meant

it could insure assets it had not

been able to in recent years.

“What we have found is that

the market is starting to ease,

the acceptance of risk is more

widespread and there is more

competition coming back into

the market.”

District council property and

commercial manager Douglas

Marshall said the cost of insurance

cover for fire had dropped

substantially in recent times,

allowing the district council to

get more for its money.

As it stands, in the event of a

disaster the Government would

cover 60 per cent of the damage

to underground infrastructure

– but that contribution is under


“The council is in what it

thinks is a good insurance

position but it is mindful that

the Government is reviewing

how it covers its share of

natural disaster insurance

on underground assets,” Mr

Marshall said.

“Therefore the council would

have to be reviewing again how

it structures its insurance cover

from July 2017.”

At the beginning of September

2010, before the earthquakes, the

district council had $143 million

of cover for above ground assets

and $113 million of cover for

underground assets.

Mr Marshall said this cover

would have been close to the

value of the assets at the time.

During the last six years, the

district council’s above ground

assets have risen in value to

$264 million while underground

assets have lifted in value to

$540 million.

This increase in value has

been due to the amount of new

infrastructure built to provide

for growth in the district as well

as valuation changes.

The majority of the district

council’s cover is with Vero.

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DESK News............................3, 5 & 7

WELL, THE Olympics are upon

us and I for one am considering

doing a few early mornings of

intense television watching before

work. It will be a hard grind

during the day, but I feel that

coffee will do its job – it is only

every four years we get to see this. I

have very fond memories watching

the Olympics growing up and am

hoping they will keep their magic.

Keeping on the sporting

theme, congratulations must go

to Southbridge who have broken

a 32 year drought winning the

Luisetti Seeds Ellesmere division

1’s Coleman Shield. Not bad at all

chaps, well done.

A fair few cackles of laughter

were overheard from reporter Tom

Doudney’s desk this week when he

interviewed comedian and 7Days

host Jeremy Corbett. See why they

were discussing Lincoln over on

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SELWYN TIMES Tuesday August 9 2016 3


Walters forgoes billboards

for mayoral campaign

• By Tom Doudney

SHE WANTS to be your next

mayor – but don’t expect to

see her face plastered all over


Deputy mayor Sarah Walters

has taken the unusual step of

forgoing billboards in her quest

to take over from current mayor

Kelvin Coe who is not seeking

re-election in October.

Mrs Walters acknowledged

the decision was a risk, but said

she wanted to do things differently.

“I don’t like what billboards

represent – a voter so uneducated

and so unsophisticated that

the most attractive candidate is

the one with the best looking or

most prolific billboards, rather

than the track record and ongoing

policies of the candidates,”

she said.

“I am also concerned about

the unaffordability of standing

for election. For other new candidates

trying to get their name

known, it’s a big commitment

to do billboards and all the

other things that are expected

of you.”

A large campaign billboard

can cost almost $100.

For Mrs Walters, this election

is all or nothing, having

decided not to give herself the

fall back option of putting her

name on the ticket for district

councillor as well in case her

bid for the mayoralty is unsuccessful.

She said friends and family

had tried to change her mind

on going without billboards out

of fear she would find it harder

to win votes but, after much

thought, she decided not to


“As a mayor, I want to be

creative and innovative in

the way that I work with our

communities and I want my

campaign to reflect that.”

The only exception to her

no billboards decision would

be a flag on a stand, which she

will take with her on campaign

stops around the district.

Fellow mayoral candidate

and district councillor Sam

Broughton said he didn’t see a

problem with using billboards.

He saw them as a good way to

improve name recognition in

the mayoral race and for people

with the billboards on their

property to show their support.

“I understand that you want

people to be chosen on merit,

but it’s very hard to personally

know 54,000 people in Selwyn,”

he said.

District councillor Pat McEvedy,

also a mayoral candidate,

said he would rather discuss

“the real issue for Selwyn,

which is who is best qualified

to lead a united, cohesive and

productive council in to the



STAND: Unlike

her fellow


candidates, the

closest thing

Sarah Walters

will have to a

billboard this

election is a


In Brief


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cycleway in the next year. A link

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been put into the district council’s

annual budget for 2016/2017.

District councillor Pat McEvedy

said planning was in the very early

stages. A committee is looking

at options for the route and its



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safety project. Chairman John

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what sort of project the money

would be used for. A recently

developed initiative, involving

solar-powered LED signs warning

drivers they were approaching a

stop sign, had been considered but

would likely cost more than $4000.


A notable resident of Te Waihora/

Lake Ellesmere has been added

to the list of nationally critically

endangered species. The lake is

home to the largest population

of Australasian bittern in

Canterbury, with between 25-35

birds estimated to live in the

area. Nationally, it is believed

there are fewer than 1000 bitterns



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Your Local Views

Predator-free NZ a bold goal




the bold goal

of making New Zealand

predator-free by 2050. This is a

ground-breaking initiative to

rid New Zealand of rats, stoats

and possums and is the most

ambitious conservation project

attempted anywhere in the


Our native birds and plants

are a central part of our national

and regional identity and are a


real source of local pride. However,

many of our most threatened

native animals come under

constant attack from introduced

predators such as rats, stoats

and possums. These animals kill

around 25 million native birds a

year and are the most significant

cause of New Zealand’s decline


of threatened species.

As well as being responsible

for a loss of biodiversity, predators

also wreak havoc on our

agricultural sector by spreading

disease, and destroying pasture,

crops and forestry.

The Government has allocated

an initial $28 million of

funding for the predator-free


programme, which will see the

Department of Conservation

and the Ministry for Primary

Industries work in partnership

Amy Adams

Selwyn MP

with private groups, iwi and

community sectors to help protect

our native species.

There are some great local

groups already doing amazing

work to rid Selwyn of predators.

These include the Arthur’s Pass

Wildlife Trust and the Banks

Peninsula Conservation Trust.

A new Government company,

Predator Free New Zealand Ltd,

will sponsor community partnerships

around the country,

giving local conservation groups

and pest eradication initiatives

the opportunity to receive support

for their programmes.

The target builds on the work

already being done to protect

our native species. Pest control

is at an all-time high, and earlier

this year we committed more

than $20 million to New Zealand’s

biggest ever pest control

operation, Battle for our Birds.

Achieving a predator-free

New Zealand is the next step in

our conservation journey. The

project will require a massive effort

from our communities, but

the end result will be worth it.

Ridding New Zealand of

predators is also expected to

provide major benefits for New

Zealand’s farming, research and

technology sectors. For example,

possums and ferrets are carriers

of the destructive disease bovine

TB, so eradicating them will

provide a boost for cattle and

deer farmers.

As all the technology to

achieve a predator-free New

Zealand doesn’t yet exist, scientific

development will play a key

role in the programme. The programme

is about harnessing the

strength of local communities to

achieve a predator-free country,

so I urge everyone who’s keen

to help achieve the goal to get


For more information on a

Predator Free New Zealand,


Highland Games heavy

event gets big boost

A NEW three-year sponsorship

deal for the Hororata Highland

Games’ Scottish heavy event will

be a big boost, organisers say.

Event manager Cindy Driscoll

said the investment from Gough

Cat would help continue to grow

and deliver a world class competition.

“We committed to providing

a pathway into this sport, which

can take competitors all over the

world, and the support of Gough

Cat has enabled us to provide a

training opportunity for amateur

men and women who want to

receive expert coaching in four

of the heavy athletic disciplines,”

Mrs Driscoll said.

Eighteen-time New Zealand

Highland Heavy Events champion

Pat Hellier, and 1992 Olympic

Games athlete and former coach

of Olympic shot putter Valerie

Adams, Kirsten Hellier, will be

coming down from Auckland to

coach the amateur training day

next month.

Scottish heavy athletics owe

its roots to the highland warriors

who would keep in shape

between battles by competing

amongst themselves with everyday

implements. Things like

stones, blacksmith’s hammers, a

tree trunks (cabers) became tools

for building strength for battle.

The amateur training day will

be held at the Hororata Domain

on September 3. Places are limited

and people need to preregister.

No experience is necessary

and details can be found online

at www.hororatahighlandgames.

This year’s highland games

will be held on November 5. The

event attracts some of the best

professional heavy athletes in the

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SELWYN TIMES Tuesday August 9 2016 5


CPW only sticking point



• By Tom Doudney

Water scheme was a point of

contention in an otherwise

agreeable meeting between

Green Party MPs and the

Selwyn Waihora Zone


Green MPs Catherine Delahunty

(the party’s water spokeswoman)

and Mojo Mathers met


with the zone

committee last

week to discuss

strategies for

tackling water

issues in the




Selwyn River is on


a list of 10 polluted



rivers around the country which

the Greens have chosen to

highlight as part of a travelling

campaign focused on how to

make rivers swimmable again.

Ms Delahunty said there was

a lot which the party agreed

with the zone committee on.

asty Bites

However, the Greens had some

concerns about engineering

solutions proposed to address

water shortages in the district,

including the Central Plains

Water scheme’s diversion of

IN FOCUS: The Selwyn River is on a list of 10 polluted rivers

around the country as part of a Green Party campaign to

make rivers swimmable.

alpine water for irrigation.

“We have real concerns that

in the long run we have to live

within our means rather than

take water out of other catchments

to use to fix the problems

on the plains. We don’t actually

think that’s very sustainable.”

Ms Delahunty said arguments

based on projections that

climate change would bring

more alpine water to the rivers,

replacing that taken for irrigation,

were based on hope rather

than science as it could not be

known for sure whether these

projections would pan out as


Zone committee member and

district councillor Pat McEvedy

said the Green Party was prepared

to use climate change data

when it suited its own position.

“We are using data that

has been put in front of us by

Environment Canterbury and

many other sources saying that

due to climate change there will

be less rainfall on the plains and

more in the Southern Alps, so

when is it convenient to use data

and when is it not?”

However, he said overall the

meeting had been a positive one.

“We all want better water

quality in the Selwyn, I don’t

think there is any doubt about

that, and the challenge is how

we get there.”

• The Green Party will hold a

public meeting at Lincoln Event

Centre on August 30 to discuss

how the country can improve

river water quality locally,

regionally and nationally. A

panel of speakers for the event is

yet to be finalised.

In Brief



The Beaumont Park residential

development in Rolleston

has released 39 new sections.

McConnell Property recently

purchased a 3.5ha site at the

northern end of Beaumont Park.

The new release comes as all 96

homes in the development’s first

two stages are now under offer

or have already sold. The new

sections, known as the Kendon

Drive release, will be developed in

two stages.


Online application for exhibitors

at next year’s South Island

Agricultural Field Days are open.

The event will be held from March

29-31 at its now permanent home

on Courtney Rd, Kirwee. Field

Days secretary Nicola Burgess

said the organising committee

was looking forward to building

on the success of its 2015 event,

the first at the site. Exhibitors can

book space for the event via siafd.


In the July 26 edition of Selwyn

Times, the name of a rugby team

under the heading of ‘holiday

fun’ was incorrect. The name of

the team is the Rolleston under-7

Pink Team. The Selwyn Times

apologises for the error.



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SELWYN TIMES Tuesday August 9 2016 7


It would be rude not to be rude


Seven Days host Jeremy Corbett is performing

at the Live in Lincoln show along with fellow

comedians Ben Hurley, Justine Smith and Tom

Furniss on October 8. He spoke to reporter Tom

Doudney about what to expect and how locals

might be able to help him with some material for

the show


Have you been to Lincoln Had you kept touch at all


over the years?

No I haven’t. I’ve been plenty Not really, no, it’s funny

of times to Christchurch but though – I have another friend

I don’t think I’ve ever made it who worked in radio back in the

down to Lincoln.

day, and I was looking through

Are you looking forward to some old photos for him because

your fist visit then?

he wanted one, and I might have

Yeah, for sure. The guy who found an old photo of Dave, so

actually organised it, David that might prove embarrassing.



is a guy I used work Perhaps you could use that as

with a long, long time ago part of the show?

Palmerston North so it was kind (Laughs) Yeah!

of a blast from the past to hear What was your reaction when

his name when he rang up. you got the call from him?

It’s a really good line-up for When he called me I was

the show. I’ve just been looking actually on the golf course and

at the poster actually and what I was a bit embarrassed that I

I really like is that my photo is was playing golf instead of working

like the good hard Kiwis



than everyone else’s. Ben


Hurley’s head is bigger than that keep this country moving

mine because it fills up his whole forward. So I was trying to cover

photo but that’s actually in up the fact that I was on a golf

proportion because Hurley does course and had just walked up a

have a massive head.

steep hill and was very upset that

David was telling me about my shot wasn’t good. It was quite

how he knew you years ago. hard to cover up the fact that I

wasn’t in an office because I was

puffing and there was swearing

and all the rest and I think he

cottoned on. You know when

someone rings you and you have

been having a nap and they say

‘did I wake you?’ and you say ‘oh

no, I’ve been up and about and

doing stuff’ – it was a bit like

that. He said ‘what are you doing?’

and I said ‘oh, I’m working

mate, excuse me, hey Steve can

I borrow your stapler?’ and then

of course everyone on the golf

course was looking at me like

I’m an idiot – good times.

What sort of show can we


It’s a stand-up show with an

MC. From the poster it looks

like the suggestion is that I’m

going to MC it but to be honest

Justine Smith is a much better

MC. Hurley will probably close,

I imagine.

I thought maybe you would

close since you have the biggest

photo in the paper and all that.

Yeah, that’s probably just

because David knows me and he

probably hasn’t seen my comedy

in 30 years and to be honest it

probably hasn’t changed in all

that time, so the other comedians

have passed me. He’s probably

thinking that I’m capable of

closing but nah – Hurley is your


Anything else you’d like to

say about the show?

If anyone follows me on Twitter,

feel free to drop any nuggets

about Lincoln. Comedians like

to know the area we are getting

into. We want to know the bogan

part of town, we want to know

the snotty rich part of town, we

want to know who your closest

neighbour is that you hate –

Christchurch is probably a target

but surely there are other nearby

towns a similar size to Lincoln

that we can pick on, and any well

known personalities around the

town whether they are loved or

hated. All that information is


All good – thanks for your

time Jeremy!

No worries, we look forward to

everyone from Lincoln coming

along and we’re looking for a

sell-out. I’ve been a sell-out for

most of my life, of course. We’re

pretty excited that it says R18 on

the poster – we can’t guarantee

that we will be rude but I guess

that’s just a safety backstop

because looking at the line-up

there will probably will be some

questionable content.

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Jeremy Brown

Sea-loving Brownie is riding the

Selwyn is in the midst of a building boom and

Lincoln builder Jeremy Brown is a big part of

it. He spoke to reporter Tom Doudney about

what led him to start his companies, why he

names his boats after Billy Idol albums and

being a keen fisherman who doesn’t eat fish

Your company is called

Marlborough Homes, how did

it get its name?

I started my first building

company JP Builders in 1993,

when I was 21, and then later on

I went up to do some contract

work in Blenheim for Fowler

Homes. I thought ‘he is getting

the credit for the show home

I built and what am I doing? I

am making him all this money

and I’m the silly builder on

contract!’ So I went out and

formed Marlborough Homes

because no one in Blenheim

had that as their name, which I

couldn’t believe. I formed that in

2004 and it went mad from there

really, and I’ve never looked


When did you bring the

business down to Canterbury?

I will have been here five

years in February. There was

just so much work down here.

Marlborough had sort of dried

up a bit really and I didn’t want

to drop my pants and work for

nothing up there so I came here.

Now I’m absolutely flat out. I’ve

just picked up the Leeston Hotel

as well. We started a month ago

and we’re well under way.

The question the locals will

want to know is when will it be


I always joke and say 2025.

No, to be honest it’s a 12-month


Do you get a lot of questions

from people who know you’re

building it?

Yeah, heaps, and then I get the

local old boys who seem to turn

up once a week and stand outside

the gate so I go out and have

a chat with them. They can’t

wait. I have met so many locals

out that way who are just itching

to get a pub.

You’re a bit of a fisherman in

your spare time, I hear.

I’m hugely into my fishing and

diving. I’m a member of both the

Canterbury dive club and the

Marlborough dive club, I’ve got

an 8m boat and I go out as much

as I can.

I was told that you don’t

actually eat fish though, is that


That’s right. I will go and catch

it, fillet it and cook it for you and

I will have a little wee piece but

I’m a meat person. When I had

my 12m launch up in Nelson,

I would go out with people for

three or four days and bring

meat on it. I would cook the fish

for them and I’d have steak. The

only thing in the ocean I absolutely

adore is paua and that’s

the one thing most people don’t

like. Weird, eh?

Why do you like fishing then?




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since moving

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Fishing is my time out. That’s

where I can switch off – there is

nothing around you, you have

got Mother Nature and you can’t

beat it. I love my diving because

there is a whole world down

there. The world down under

that water just blows my mind,

words can’t describe what I see.

I just think it’s amazing and if a

shark comes along and tries to

bite me, well so be it.

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crest of the building boom

I said to my wife if a shark kills

me don’t go kill him, I was in his


With your spare fish that

you don’t eat do you often go

around and drop it off to other


I’m renowned for it, so when I

go diving for crayfish and that I

just ring up all my mates and say

‘are you home?’ because I don’t

have enough room in my freezer.

You must be quite popular.

Put it this way, next thing you

know you have about 50 friends!

Any other hobbies or interests

that you are quite keen on?

I’m a music freak. I have a lot

of parties, noise control knows

me, and everywhere we go I take

this big massive 1500W speaker.

At every party we go to I am the

music guru, it gets left up to me.

What’s your favourite music?

My favourite of all time is Billy

Idol and everyone knows that.

I dressed up as Billy Idol years

ago, I went to Rome two years

ago just to go see Billy Idol – I

just about cried because it was

the first time I had ever seen him.

Then he came here and I actually

got to meet him, that was one of

the biggest buzzes of my life and

I got a photo with him. I named

one of my boats after his album

ROCK ’N ROLL: From left,

Billy Idol, Jeremy Brown and

Steve Stevens.

– Rebel Yell. Unfortunately my

new boat had a name on it but if

I ever get another one I will be

naming it Whiplash Smile after

another of his albums.

I bought my new boat from

a poor guy who was dying of

cancer. He just wanted to tie up

his things before he passed away.

I hope he got out on it a few

times at least.

Yeah, he did and what I did

was I flew to Rotorua and went

out with him and I promised

him I would take photos of my

first catch so he could get to see

what I did with the boat. So I sent

him a photo of my crayfish and

my fish and my scallops and he

text me back and said ‘I’m stoked

to see my boat went to a good


Then I sent him another picture

about four weeks later and

never heard anymore so I think

he must have passed away.

That’s also how I lost my

dad when I was 21 – he died of

cancer. He was a builder and

that’s what drove me to do what

I did in the business so young.

My dad and I had a dream that

we were going to set up another

building company together and

then he left the world at 46. Just

six months before he died I had

so much work on I thought ‘stuff

this’, and I started JP Builders to

show him what I could do and it

all went from there. That’s what

drove me to be what I am today,

to succeed. The drive was there to

never fail because I don’t want to

let him down.

I imagine you probably

learned the trade with your

father too.

Yes, I did my time with my

father. And as of Monday I have

just employed my nephew and

he is a qualified builder. It’s a real

family business.

How did you get to meet Billy

Idol when he came here?

My wife jacked it all up, it

was some VIP thing and she

surprised me with it. I was just

gobsmacked. I had a photo of me

dressed up as Billy Idol in my 30s

which I wanted to show him. You

weren’t allowed to bring cameras

and things in but I knew one of

the bouncers and I said to him

‘look, I have got to show him

this photo of Brownie Idol New

Zealand’ so they let me do it. I

showed it to him and he grabbed

my phone and went ‘legend’

and gave me a cuddle and then

showed it to Steve Stevens who is

the guitarist.

I hear you’re involved with

the Lincoln rugby club, is that


Yeah, I love my Lincoln rugby,

I sponsor some of the seniors’

shirts and I work behind the bar

as much as I can for the club. I

get involved with golden oldies

rugby too, although I don’t play

anymore because of my back – I

have to preserve that for building.

Do you enjoy the bar work?

Yeah, I love talking to people.

I would talk to a brick wall if

it would talk back to me. I like

making people have a good

laugh, life’s too short not to. I

have a laugh with everyone as

much as I can, I don’t care who

they are – whether they’re the

Pope, the Queen, if I can make

them laugh I will.


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Tuesday August 9 2016


A Sensational

Night out

in Selwyn

Over 300 Selwyn residents and businesses were treated to a spectacular evening at

the 2016 Sensational Selwyn Awards held at the Lincoln Event Centre on Saturday

the 30th of July.

Congratulations to all the nominees, finalists, and winners of the nine categories.

It was a pleasure to see everyone in attendance enthusiastically celebrating and

recognising the successes of the outstanding contributors to the District. The fact

that 54 nominations were received shows how sensational Selwyn is.

Well-known local radio personality and MC for the evening, John Dunne’s

enthusiasm and knowledge of the Selwyn District brought local flavour to

the Awards. The evening’s atmosphere was enhanced with an elegant piano

ensemble from Caelen Thomas, superb vocals and guitar solo from Alex Hardy and

stimulating jazz music from e ngaro tatou. Attendees enjoyed a sumptuous menu

created by Moveable Feasts featuring local produce and award winning Selwyn


Congratulations to all of the 2016 Sensational Selwyn Awards nominees, finalists

and winners.

Special thanks also to this year’s judges, who added their impeccable experience

and expertise to the difficult job of narrowing the already impressive nominees

down to an inspiring selection of finalists and winners.

Agri-Business winner Gladfield Malt Ltd

Community Services winner Neville Sinclair Benny

Small Business winner COBi Digital

Sport winner Francie Turner

(represented by her father)

Tourism winner The Tea House

Arts & Culture winner Amelia Dunbar

Environmental Winner West Rolleston Primary School

Board of Trustees

Large Business winner The Laboratory

Young Achiever winner Elin Harris


Gladfield Malt Ltd - 2016 Winner

Rural Tenancy Inspections Ltd - 2016 Finalist

Arts & Culture:

Amelia Dunbar

Elizabeth (Beth) Keoghan

Nut Point Centre

Community Service:

Neville Sinclair Benny

Gary Elliot

Sue Petersen


2016 Award Finalists

and Winners:

- 2016 Winner

- 2016 Finalist

- 2016 Finalist

- 2016 Winner

- 2016 Finalist

- 2016 Finalist

West Rolleston Primary School - 2016 Winner

Te Kura o Te uru Kowhai Establishment Board of

Trustees (EBoT)

Selwyn Fruit Trees in Schools - 2016 Finalist

Alan & Aileen Peacock, Aaron & Vicky Bartlett

Prebbleton Nature Park - 2016 Finalist

Michele Frey, Jim Hutton, Rona Ryan & David Jarvis

Small Business:

COBi Digital Productions Ltd - 2016 Winner

Benjamin O’Connell and Timothy Marshall

Joint CEO’s of Chariot - 2016 Finalist

Brothers and/or Tribal

Leeston Physiotherapy Ltd - 2016 Finalist

Selwyn Travel

- 2016 Finalist

Large Business:

The Laboratory

Sicon Ltd


Francie Turner

Eliza Grigg

Hannah Bates


The Tea House

Hororata Community Trust

Jet Stream Tours Ltd

T/A Alpine Jet

Young Achiever:

Elin Harris

Dominic Brettkelly

Hannah Bates

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The Awards were made possible with the generous

contributions from all of our sponsors:


Ellesmere Butchery

Buddle Findlay (Large Business)

Gunyah Country Estate

Challenge (Community Services)

Langdale Vineyard Restaurant

HEB Construction Ltd (Sports)

Lassad Saffron

IPORT (Arts and Culture)

Lone Goat Vineyard


Izone (Agri-Business)

Melton Estate

MWH (Environmental)

Oakleys Premium Fresh Vegetables

Rolleston New World (Young Achiever)

The Laboratory

Selwyn District Council (Small Business)

True and Daring Winery and Wine Centre

Sicon Ltd (Tourism)



Cressy Lane (Theming)

Opus International Consultants

God’s True Beauty Photography (Photographer)


Lincoln Event Centre (Venue)

ANZ Bank New Zealand Ltd

Moveable Feasts (Catering)


Selwyn Printing Company (Printing)


Selwyn Times (Media)

Aroha Beverages

Southern Woods Tree Nursery (Theming)

Borchii Park

Spectrum Lighting & Sound (Audiovisual)

SELWYN TIMES Tuesday August 9 2016 11

Prebbleton School recently held a book week. The

school has a Scholastic Book Fair and read-a-thon

fundraiser. All the pupils were encouraged to dress up in

kiwiana-inspired mufti-day. There were activities such

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children had several different

visitors read stories to them.

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Lisa, Bella, Alessandra, Aidriahna

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Work in feeding

families ACHIEVERS recognised



COMMUNITY HELPER: Rachel Rolton accepted the

community hero award from The Warehouse Rolleston store

manager Lauren Trubshoe for her community work. ​

A ROLLESTON woman was

given a community hero award

for feeding families in need.

Rachel Rolton was honoured

with The Warehouse Group

community hero award for

the Canterbury region for the

work she does with the Bellyful


Bellyful is an organisation that

provides meals for families with

newborn babies and families

with young children struggling

with illness.

In her nomination, Ms Rolton

was described as having a

strong desire for supporting

the community through her

co-ordination of fundraising

activities that keep Bellyful

running. SPORTS

Ms Rolton won a $500 gift

card at The Warehouse. She is

one of nine regional recipients

of the award throughout the


The annual awards aim to

acknowledge the outstanding

contributions to the community.

Recipients are selected from local

community groups throughout

the country.

Regional manager Chris Watkins

said Ms Rolton’s efforts and

community values centre on a

belief that community members

should look out for each and

support those lacking a good

support system.

“Rachel is kind, caring and

genuine and certainly deserves

acknowledgement for her work,”

Mr Watkins said.

Mr Watkins said she stood

out in the group of Canterbury


“In choosing our regional

winner, Rachel stood out for her

ongoing commitment to the area

and her humble approach,” said

Mr Watkins.

One of the regional award

winners will then go on to

receive The Warehouse Group’s

national community hero award

at the group’s gala dinner next

Friday (August 19).


Selwyn tea party to free women

and children from slavery

Locals will be enjoying a high tea

at Lincoln Baptist Church on the

20th of August for a good cause. The

annual event raises money for Hagar,

an organisation that works with

survivors of modern-day slavery and

trafficking in Afghanistan, Cambodia

and Vietnam. Many people within the

Selwyn community offer their services

for free so that all money raised from

the event can be donated to the


Hagar is a not-for-profit, faith-based

organisation that helps to restore the

lives of women and children through

protection, recovery and counselling

services, and by offering opportunities

for education and employment.

A mouth-watering high tea will be

prepared and served by volunteers

during the afternoon, with elaborate

floral displays and live entertainment

to match this year’s Nutcracker Suite

theme. Local churches donate the

ingredients for the high tea, while

a craft group have been sewing

handcrafts and designing cards to sell.

A silent auction available during the

event also helps to raise funds.

Eleonore Dumaine, this year’s

committee chair, is passionate about

the work Hagar does and appreciates

the amazing community backing.

“So many people volunteer their time

and services to make the tea party a

memorable occasion. Others really

enjoy coming along on the day, it’s

an afternoon to share with friends or

family while supporting a worthwhile

cause,” said Mrs Dumaine.

The committee hope to raise a similar

total to last year’s $7,000. There are

150 tickets for sale, with around

60 tickets sold already. People can

purchase individual tickets or buy in

table groups of two to eight.

n Tickets are $30 each, $25 for

seniors, available from the Lincoln

Event Centre or call Lynn on

(03)741 1038.

Brothers successful in

orienteering competition


were successful at a national

orienteering competition.

Clayton, 12, and Ayrton, 15,

Shadbolt competed in the New

Zealand Secondary Schools

Orienteering Championships

held at the end of the school


The two represented their

school, St Andrew’s College. They

competed in the relay teams and


During the event students had

to run and navigate hills and

limestone outcrops around the

Cambridge area in the Waikato

with a map and compass. The

students had to find tick off

check points as they went. The

short distance course covered

2.3km and the long distance

one covered 6.2km. Schools

from all around the country


were involved in the three-day


Clayton won the long distance

event for the year 7-8 age group.

Ayrton competed in the

indivdual challenge, he placed

10th out of 70 and he was also

part of the school team that

won silver in the intermediate

boys’ relay.

Ayrton was selected for the

regional invitational New

Zealand team which will

compete in the Austalian

Orienteering Championships

next month.

The boys both belong to

Peninsula and Plains Orienteers

Club and they have been involved

in orienteering for two years.

The pair spend many weekends

taking part in orienteering

courses around Canterbury.



ON THE MOVE: Mr. H. E. Peryman’s threshing mill and two

whares were being pulled by a tractor to the next job in the

1920s.• Heritage photos supplied by Selwyn Libraries on behalf

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Southbridge win

Coleman Shield


a 32-year drought, winning

the Luisetti Seeds Ellesmere

division 1 Coleman Shield

8-6 in a tight contest with

Waihora on Saturday.

Running rugby was put

aside for a hard fought, mudcaked

battle in Lincoln for the


Southbridge captain and

first-five Shannon Donald

scored allof his team’s points.

He scored the only try of the

game and slotted a penalty. He

couldn’t have picked a better

game to be the hero – Saturday’s

final was also his 100th

game for Southbridge.

“I’m just happy to get the

win for the team. The last

couple of years, Waihora has

beaten us in the Coleman

final. Losing to them in the

Combined Country final this

year as well meant that the

win was pretty special,” said


Donald said the team had

been preparing for soggy conditions

all week. Another final

was played on the same pitch

at Lincoln before the division

1 game, making conditions

some of the worst he had seen.

“Our div two side won their

final as well so we had a pretty

big night of celebrations back

at the club. A few of the boys

even continued celebrations

on Sunday.”

Donald and many others

who were a part of Saturday’s

final will turn their attention

to Canterbury Country’s first

game this Saturday against

Southland Country.

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GOING FORWARD: Cameron Sheat holds the

ball in one hand as he tries to shake his man.

CRUCIAL POINTS: Waihora’s Harry Kirk adds

valuable points to his team’s tally.



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Country squad, fixtures

Canterbury Country


Jim Cummings, Waihora;

Pete Manahi, Saracens; Max

Lum, Southbridge; Mikaele

Tuu’u, Rolleston; Will Hurst,

Waihora; Logan Telfer, Oxford;

Isileli Fine, Southbridge; Josh

Brown, Oxford; Willie Kerr,

Saracens; Jack Walsh, Oxford;

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Eder, Ohoka; Harry Pankhurst,

Darfield; Brook Retallick,

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Brett Hancox, Saracens; Peni

Manumanuniliwa, Southbridge;

Willie McGoon, Southbridge;

Pita Sekilagi, Ashley; Inoke

Rasabale, Southbridge; Marika

Roqica, Ashley; Mark Maitland,


Canterbury country senior programme

August 13: Southland Country, Darfield 2pm;

August 20: Nelson Bays, Culverden 2pm; August

27: Canterbury Metro, Kaiapoi 2.30pm; September

3: Otago B, Dunedin 2.30pm; September

10th: TBC; September 17: Otago Country, West

Melton 2.30pm

Canterbury Country colts programme

August 13: Cantabrians Under 20, Linfield

park 2pm; August 20: Mid Canterbury Development,

Ashburton 12.50pm; August 27: South

Canerbury Development, Timaru 12.50pm;

September 3: North Canterbury Development,

Manderville 2pm; September 10: North Otago

Development, Dunsandel 2.30pm; September 17:

Ellesmere Development, West Melton 12.45pm


Rugby results

Ellesmere rugby


Results for finals day – Saturday

August 6 2016

Luisetti seeds Ellesmere division


Southbridge 8, Waihora 6

Ellesmere division 2

Southbridge 6, Banks

Peninsula 3

Ellesmere division 3

Lincoln 26, West Melton 11

Ellesmere colts

Springston 14, West Melton 15

Ellesmere under-18

Prebbleton/West Melton 23,

Waihora 17

Ellesmere under-16

Waihora 31, Rolleston 12

Ellesmere under-14.5

Duns/Irwell/Sth 12, Waihora 12

Ellesmere under-13

Rolleston Black 36, Rolleston

Gold 26

Ellesmere under 11.5

West Melton Gold 27,

Rolleston Gold 17

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen announced the squad for the

upcoming Rugby Championship against Australia, South Africa

and Argentina from the Lincoln Rugby Club last week. The

club’s committee members and life members were invited

to attend the press conference, where Hansen named his

32-strong squad. Joe Moody, Lincoln’s first and only All Black,

was named in the team. From left: Lincoln’s JAB competition

grade manager Carleen Morrish, club captain Gary McCann,

junior advisory board non-competition grade manager Blair

Cotching, clubroom manager Junior Young, vice club captain

Craig Hall, Steve Hansen, and Lincoln club president Bevan


Golf results

Ellesmere Golf Club results –

August 6 2016

In spite of a very cold and

wet afternoon, more than 30

members, including visitors

from a snow-covered course at

Methven, played a stroke round

from the white tees.

Results: Noel Lowery Nett

66, 1; James Cochrane nett 67,

2; Ray Anderson Nett 69, 3;

Chris Robinson Nett 70, 4; John

Templeton Nett 71 ocb, 5; Jamie

Chapman nett 71, 6.

Twos: Hole 2 Jeanette Allen

& Simon McCormick; Hole 9

Bruce McMillan.

Nearest the pin: Hole 2 Simon

McCormick; Hole 14 Max Ferris.

Nett eagles: Hole 9 Bruce




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course this weekend as the bitter

cold, wind and rain kept many

at home. Although the fields

were smaller than usual, the

quality of the golf was very good

and some good results came th


Competition: Multiple


Am results:

Senior: L Foulds 56 Pts 89-16-

73; M Wilson 56 Pts 91-18-73

Nearest pin in 1: Junior not

struck; senior not struck

Nearest pin in 2: Junior not

struck; Senior not struck

Twos: S Smith, L Fould and Tom


Birdies: Not struck; Nett eagles:

Not struck

Pm results:

Senior: G Shirley 78, S Green


Intermediate: W Butler 64, B

Campbell 64

Nearest pin in 1: Junior J Berry;

Senior G Baldwin

Nearest pin in 2: Junior not

struck; Senior not struck

Halswell Super Liquor prize: Bill


Anna James, The

professional’s longest putt: G




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Tuesday August 9 2016

Selwyn Times

Selwyn a great

place to live

Take up our reading challenge!

Cold weather is a great time to snuggle up with a good book. Selwyn

Libraries are part of a reading challenge supported by Hell Pizza and the

New Zealand Book Awards for children in years 1-8 which starts in August.

To join in the challenge, children pick up a ‘pizza wheel’ handout at a local

library, read and review (in person at a library) seven books by 23 September

and have each segment validated by library staff. Once the wheel is

complete, children can get their wheel validated at a library and present this

by 4 December at any Hell Pizza to receive a free 333 healthy pizza.

Selwyn – a great place to live, work and play is our district’s motto. And 94% of local residents

agree that Selwyn is a great place to live according to the Council’s most recent resident’s

survey. The survey was carried out by an independent research company.

The survey identified some positive results and has also highlighted some areas where the

Council will be looking at improving services. In this year’s survey, 65% of residents rated the

council’s overall performance as good or very good, up from 60% in 2015.

Overall, 21 of the 26 Council services surveyed received satisfaction ratings of 50% or higher,

with seven rated above 75%. Five services recorded ratings below 50%. Satisfaction ratings

increased for 69% of the services surveyed. The survey indicated that community facilities like

libraries, community centres and parks are well used by Selwyn residents.

Rubbish and recycling collection were the Council’s top performing services and were rated as

very good or good by 94% and 92% of residents. Other services that were rated well (with over

80% of people happy with the service) were parks and reserves, libraries and playgrounds.

Lower-rated services were rural roads, cycleways and footpaths. More information is included

in the table on what the Council has done recently and is planning to do to improve core

services. A list of all the areas surveyed and results is available online at

Water supplies

Urban roads


Rural roads



Public swimming pools

Parks and reserves




Community centres & halls

Public Public swimming pools

Parks and reserves


Community centres & halls

Satisfaction with core council services

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

Very good or Good Neutral* Poor or very poor

*Neutral can indicate that someone does not use a service and is unable to comment on its quality or that they have a neutral view of council performance

Use of council facilities/ parks

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

Have Have used service used in service past year in past year Have not used Have service not in used past year service in past year

What are we doing to improve services?

Water Supplies: a standard water charge for most areas of Selwyn with

a Council water supply is helping to keep this essential service affordable

for all our communities. Council is progressively upgrading and improving

water supply services. Recent improvements have included UV treatment

and filtration upgrades and the installation of backup generators for a

number of rural and urban water supplies. Additional wells have been

developed at Rolleston, Lincoln and Prebbleton. These will provide

additional capacity for these rapidly growing areas. A reticulation upgrade

has also been completed for the Leeston/Doyleston supply to improve

the capacity of the system.

Sewerage: the Eastern Selwyn Sewerage Scheme (servicing Rolleston,

Lincoln, Prebbleton, Springston and West Melton) provides a state of

the art wastewater treatment system allowing for growth into the future.

Council recently installed new effluent irrigation pivots for the Eastern

Selwyn Sewerage Scheme and Ellesmere Wastewater Treatment Plan

providing additional disposal capacity while reducing environmental

impacts. A standard wastewater charge for areas with a Council

wastewater supply is helping to keep this essential service affordable.

Urban roads: funding for our roading maintenance increased by 21%

from the previous 3 years. The Council will be investing in and working

with NZTA to seek funding for infrastructure to cater for more traffic in

Rolleston’s industrial areas and main roads around Prebbleton connecting

to the city. Improvements are planned to Rolleston town centre through

intersection upgrades and to cater for more traffic and pedestrians and

cyclists, and in Lincoln to make the town centre more accessible for

pedestrians and cyclists including connections to Lincoln University.

Rural roads: satisfaction is relatively low but has risen by 9% since 2014.

Council has to balance how funding is allocated as the rural roading

network is large but has low traffic volumes. In 2014 we started investing

around $1 million per year more on road maintenance to repair problem

sections of roads as government funding for this area had not adequately

kept pace with demands and the growing number of heavy vehicles.

Cycleways: satisfaction has risen by 21% since 2014. New cycleways

between Springston and Lincoln and Lincoln and Rolleston were

completed in 2014 and 2015. A new cycleway between Glentunnel

and Coalgate is under construction, with cycleways from Leeston to

Doyleston and Rolleston to Templeton to be completed by 2019.

Footpaths: The Council has increased its footpath extension budget

to $500,000 this year to allow us to complete around six kms of new

footpath extensions. Most of this cost is funded from investment income.

Rubbish and Recycling: satisfaction with this service is high. We are

looking at improving recycling services for remote communities.

Public swimming pools: An updated aquatic facilities strategy is in

development identifying what additional swim space is needed in Selwyn.

Southbridge Pool changing facilities were recently upgraded.

Parks and reserves: Foster Recreation Park is a major park being

developed. Extensions to Leeston and Darfield community parks have been

completed recently and land purchased for future reserves in Rolleston

(99 hectares) and Prebbleton (20 hectares). Improvements or extensions

to McHughs Forest Park, Kirwee Domain, Darfield Domain, West Melton

Reserve, Brookside Park and Lincoln Domain are planned by 2025.

Community centres and halls: planned new facilities include an indoor

sports complex at Rolleston, Prebbleton Community Centre and West

Melton Community and Recreation Centre. Dunsandel Community

Centre is under construction. A new community centre is currently being

designed at Tai Tapu. A review of future community space needs in

Rolleston is underway.

Libraries: Lincoln Library opened in 2014. A large new library is planned

to open in Rolleston in 2019. Attendance at programmes and events

last year doubled while membership rose by 8% as a result of more

engagement with communities which will continue to be a focus. A new

mobile bus will be purchased in the next year.

Council Call

Selwyn District Council

Norman Kirk Drive Rolleston

Ph 347 2800 or 318 8338

Rolleston Library

Rolleston Drive, Rolleston

Ph 347 2880 or 318 8338

Darfield Library & Service Centre

1 South Terrace, Darfield

Ph 318 8338 or 347 2800


Selwyn Times Tuesday August 9 2016 19



Wednesday 10 August

Rakaia Huts 9.10-9.30am

Southbridge Playcentre


Southbridge School


Thursday 11 August

St John of God, Rolleston


Ladbrooks School 2-2.30pm

Prebbleton Tavern 4-6pm

Monday 15 August

Upper Selwyn Huts 10-10.45am

Lincoln University Learning

Centre 11-11.30am

Prebbleton Child Care


Rolleston Christian School


Tuesday 16 August

Burnham Kindy 9.40-10.10am

Burnham Preschool


Dunsandel School


Dunsandel Childcare


Paradise for Little Angels 1.30-2pm


Auchenflower Road (4km from

Deans Road intersection west to

Malvern Hills Road) and Malvern

Hills Road (100 metres north of

Auchenflower/Malvern Hills Road

intersection and for approximately

6 km south of the Auchenflower


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


nz or phone 347 2800 or 318

8338 by 9am Wednesday the

week before publication.



Unless stated meetings are held

at the Rolleston Council Building

Council Meeting

Wed 10 Aug 1pm

Selwyn Central Community Board

Wed 17 Aug 4.30pm

Hororata/Acheron Rural Water

Supply Subcommittee

Thurs 18 Aug 8.30am

Darfield Library

Road Safety Committee

Thurs 18 Aug 9.30am

Malvern Hills Rural Water

Supply Subcommittee

Thurs 18 Aug 10.30am

Darfield Library

Malvern Community Board

Mon 22 Aug 4pm, Darfield Library

Is there an issue that you want

On the roads this week

intersection towards Homebush

Road), will be closed from

8.30am-5.30pm on Sunday 14

August for the ‘Coalgate Sprint’

motorsport event.

During the closure, traffic is

requested to detour along the

nearest alternative route. Any

queries can be directed to

Joanne on 347 2887.


Free dog microchipping will take

place on Friday 12 August at:

· Rolleston from 9-9.30am

· Lincoln from 10.15-10.45am

· Leeston from 11.30am-12pm

· Darfield from 12.45-1.15pm

Please note:

· Clinics last for only 30 minutes

· The Rolleston venue is Norman

Kirk Drive, other sessions are

outside libraries

· Sessions won’t occur if wet.

Contact Tracey on 347 2800 or

318 8338 for queries.


Saturday 5 November 2016

Organising this year’s event

is well underway. We are now

calling for expressions of interest

from vendors interested in a

site at the event. Please note

an expression of interest does

not guarantee a site. Local not

for profit groups, schools and

sporting groups are given first

priority. This is a community run

to bring to the Board’s attention

and find out how we can help?

See ‘Meetings’ for information on

our Public Forum.

Council Meeting

Wed 24 Aug 1pm



Arthur’s Pass Association

Wed 10 Aug 7pm

Hollis Avenue, Christchurch

Coalgate Township Committee

Tue 16 Aug 7.30pm

Coalgate Fire Station

Darfield Township Committee

Thurs 18 Aug 7.30pm

Darfield Library

Doyleston Community Committee

Wed 10 Aug 7.30pm

Osborne Park Pavilion

Glenroy Community

Hall Committee

Tue 16 Aug 8pm

Glenroy Community Hall

Glentunnel Township Committee

Mon 22 Aug 7.30pm

Glentunnel Hall

Kirwee Community Committee

Mon 15 Aug 7.30pm, Kirwee Hall

Lincoln Community Committee

Mon 15 Aug 7pm

Lincoln Event Centre

Little Rakaia Huts

Community Committee

Mon 22 Aug 7.30pm, Little

Rakaia Huts Community Centre

Prebbleton Community

event (not Council run). Please

contact Jens Christenson on

347 1600 or 027 433 4179.

Rolleston Fireworks Committee


Section of Unformed Road,

Struie Road, Hororata

Notice is hereby given that

pursuant to Section 342 of the

Local Government Act 1974 and

the Tenth Schedule of the Act the

road described in the schedule

to this notice is stopped.

Schedule - Canterbury Land


Part of the unformed legal

road at Struie Road, Hororata,

containing a total area of 1.4387

hectares, more particularly

described as Sections 1, 2, 3

and 4 on the Survey Office Plan

SO 470592.

8 August 2016

David Ward, Chief Executive



Are you involved in the arts, but

need some financial assistance

to make your project work? The

closing date for the Creative NZ

– Creative Communities Scheme

applications is Friday 26 August.

The application form and criteria

are available at www.selwyn., by contacting Stuart on

347 2708 or emailing

Association Inc.

Tue 16 Aug 7.30pm

Prebbleton Cottage

Prebbleton Reserve Committee

Mon 15 Aug 7.30pm

Prebbleton Rugby Football Club

Rolleston Reserve Management


Mon 15 Aug 7.30pm

Rolleston Community Centre

Rolleston Residents

Association Inc.

Mon 22 Aug 7.30pm

Rolleston Community Centre

AGM then monthly meeting


Community Committee

Thurs 18 Aug 7.30pm

Sheffield Hall

Springston Community


Mon 15 Aug 7.30pm

Springston Hall Supper Room

Springston Recreation

Reserve Committee

Wed 17 Aug 7.30pm

Errol Tweedy Pavilion

Tawera Memorial Hall Committee

Wed 17 Aug 7.30pm, Tawera Hall

Note early meeting

Weedons Residents

Association Inc.

Tue 9 Aug 7.30pm

Weedons Domain

West Melton Residents


Wed 10 Aug 7.30pm

West Melton Community Centre

Repairs to the Waimakariri Gorge Road Bridge are planned with stop and go traffic controls operating.

Footpath fault repairs and resealing work will take place on Caesar Close and Bronte Way. Gravelling

and reshaping work will occur on Steeles and Auchenflower Roads with traffic controls in place. Edge

break repairs will occur on Wards Road, with the road remaining open. Work to complete kerb and

channel, seal widening and footpath construction work on the north side of Lowes Road is continuing.

Selwyn Events






















Term 3 Seniornet classes

Seniornet computing classes run from

10am-12pm on the days below. To

enrol phone the number below or email

· Darfield, Tuesdays - phone Kathryn

on 318 7077

· Lincoln, Wednesdays - phone Lisa

on 347 2755

· Leeston, Thursdays - phone Marian

on 324 3537

· Rolleston, Fridays - phone Isobel on

347 1128

Lemonwood Grove

School Parent Information


Rolleston Community Centre,


A free workshop for interested parents

focusing on future focused learning &

flexible learning spaces at the school.


Rolleston Envirotown


Rolleston Square car park,


Choose from local produce & craft.

Email enquiries@rollestonenvirotown.

Have a Go Day

Rolleston Reserve, 12-3pm

Kids 7 & over and adults can try

out 20+ different recreation & library

activities for free. With bouncy castles,

music, sausage sizzle & coffee.

See for timetable

Lincoln & Districts

Historical Society AGM

Lincoln Community Care, 2pm

Dr Paul Millar, Director of Ceismic will

talk about their work to record ‘quake

stories so future generations can

learn what it was like & how people

responded. All welcome, gold coin

donation please. Afternoon tea provided

Lincoln High Art Exhibition

Down by the Liffey Gallery

A free exhibition by Lincoln High

School year 13 art students.Open

Wednesdays to Sundays

Stepping UP computer


Selwyn Libraries

Free sessions covering topics like

Skype interviews, finding a job online,

social media, Trade Me & computer

basics. For session details & to book

see or

phone your local library

For information on listing a community event visit

Leeston Library & Service Centre

19 Messines Street, Leeston

Ph 347 2820 or 318 8338

Lincoln Library & Service Centre

Gerald Street, Lincoln

Ph 347 2875 or 318 8338

(03) 347 2800

Darfield call free 318 8338


Tuesday August 9 2016

Works on Paper

Today-Sunday, 10am-4pm

The latest exhibition from

Selwyn Gallery will show work

from Jo Ogier, Nicole Bourke

and Sandra Thomson. They all

express their art in different

ways and have unique focuses

for their pieces. The focus of

their work ranges from the

interpretation of viruses,

conservation issues and climate


Selwyn Gallery, 17 South Tce,

Darfield. Free entry

Lincoln High School Art




This exhibition opens officially

to the public on Wednesday.

Liffey Gallery will be showing

art from the talented students

at Lincoln High School. The

students have conveyed their

art through different forms,

photography, charcoal drawings

and paint have all been used by

the students. This exhibition will

run for two weeks.

Down by the Liffey Gallery, 1

James St. Free entry

The Change Makers – New

Zealand dairy: Friend or foe?

Thursday, 5.30pm

The Change Markers are

presenting a series of free public

lectures and this week Professor

Grant Edwards will discuss the

dairy industry in New Zealand.

It will present an in-depth

look at dairy systems and their

impact on the economy and

environment. Doors open at

5.30pm and the event starts

at 6pm. There will be light

refreshments available before

and after the event.

Lincoln University. Free entry

Astronomy public open night

Friday, 7.30pm

Grab the opportunity to become

“Skyentists” for the night,

as you and your family enjoy

the wonders of the southern

night sky with local amateur

astronomers. See planets such as

Mars or Saturn or perhaps take

a closer look at the Moon. Learn

about our constellations, closest

stars, the galactic core and nebulae

in our universe.

RF Joyce Observatory, 218 Bells


by 5pm each Wednesday

Rd, West Melton. Tickets $7 for

children and $10 per adult

Olivier Lattion Piano

Saturday, 7.30pm

Listen to internationallyrecognised

Fribourg pianist and

composer Olivier while he plays

music from Part, Debussy and

Mussorgsky as well as some of

his own pieces and music from

internationally acclaimed composer

Chris Cree Brown. Light

supper is included in the ticket

price. Tickets can be purchased


Nut Point Centre, 703 Old West

Coast Rd, West Melton. Tickets

are $25

Beginners Knitting



The Selwyn Timebank is

hosting a knitting workshop. If

you are new to knitting and interested

in becoming a timebank

member email

to find out

more about the event, including

the time and location. It is free to

sign up to the timebank. All the

materials are provided for.

Lincoln. Costs three timecredits


The local markets have a lot

on offer, from fresh produce to

hand made crafts.

Darfield Market: Saturday,

10am-2pm. Next to Farmlands

on South Tce, Darfield.

Lincoln Market: Saturday,

10am-1pm. Gerald St, Lincoln.

Edendale Car Boot Sale:

Sunday, 10am-3pm. Edendale

Cafe, 888 Sandy Knolls Rd, West


HAVE A GO: The district council

is hosting its annual Have a Go

Day. It is the opportunity to try

out sports without buying all the

gear and getting a membership.

The free event starts at noon on

Sunday and there are more than

20 sports and recreational activities

to try throughout the day. Try your

hand at archery, tennis, volleyball,

fitness classes, baby gym, high

ropes course, wheel chair rugby,

pedalmania, bouncy castles,

walking and more while enjoying

live music. The event is held at

Rolleston Community Centre and

Reserve. ​


Rolleston Envirotown

Market: Sunday, 10am-1pm.

Rolleston Square.

Running Groups

The running groups aim to

get like-minded members of the

community fit and engage with

other. All running groups have

a handicapped start to cater for

your ability.

Lincoln Road Runners: Tuesday

registration from 5.30pm

starts at 6pm. 3km or 6km.

Starts at Lincoln University.

Gold coin donations.

Malvern Road Runners:

Tuesday registration from

6.10pm starts at 6.30pm. 3km

or 6km. Starts from Malvern

Netball Centre.

Ellesmere Road Runners:

Wednesday registration from

5.45pm starts at 6pm. 3km or

6km walk or run. Starts from

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Music-inspired design takes award

• By Annabelle Dick

A POLYTECH student’s

collection based on a Miles

Davis album has taken away

top spot in menswear design at

the Hokonui Fashion Design

Awards with his jazz-influenced


Will Roper, 19, of Ara Institute

of Canterbury, entered two looks

into the menswear category in

the competition in Gore at the


The fashion school’s secondyear

students swept up all the

awards for the menswear section

with Pera-Kate May, second,

Rachel Bell, third, and Merrin

Mortimer, fourth.

Mr Roper said it was a big

shock and he was really stoked

with the result.

“I was really surprised, I’ve

never won any awards,” he said.

His winning look was a pair of

mid-calf, tailored trousers with a

double pleated front, turtle neck

jumper and oversized doublebreasted

wool suit jacket.

His collection ‘Sanctuary’

is based on Miles Davis’ 1970

album ‘Bitches Brew’.

In the late 60s-early 70s Davis

started to move away from pure

jazz that made him famous and

he started to experiment with

different sounds.

“He was one of the first people

to add different instruments into

jazz so when people think of jazz

they think of horns, saxophones,

drums and double bass - but he

added in electric guitars, marimbas,

synthesizers and all different

sorts of things,” Mr Roper said.

“His music still took its influence

from jazz but it’s not jazz

anymore it’s something different

he created. I wanted to take

the same concept and apply it

to tailoring - tailoring is a very

traditional aspect of clothing

just like jazz and they’re both

considered quite fancy. I wanted

to add new media to my clothes

like he added new instruments


FORWARD: Secondyear

fashion student

Will Roper took

out the menswear

award at the

Hokonui Fashion

Design Awards in

the weekend.



to his music.”

Mr Roper, who lives in Governors

Bay, has a big love for

music, art history, psychology

and science - he often draws on

his interests by including aspects

of them in the collections he


His next collection is based on

Miles Davis’ 1959 album ‘Kind

of Blue’ where he experiments

with the colour blue, blues

music, modern artists use of blue

and comfort wear.

He is also reading a paper on

abstract algebra which he hopes

to draw on for future looks.

“I think that would be really

cool to apply to a collection. I

want to have all the patterns and

measurements have significance

like have all the measurements

be the golden ratio or pi.”

Mr Roper is in his second year

at Ara’s fashion school gaining a

Bachelor of Design.

He hopes to create his own

label in the future.









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There is great food and an interesting

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Delicious quality food which is all made

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things that owner Janice and her team

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The selection of brunch and lunch

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with the spaciousness of this venue, these

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Over winter, the fire is roaring while the

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The Store @ tai tapu is also a good

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SELWYN TIMES Tuesday August 9 2016 25


Chef Rod’s mantra: Keep it simple

Ever wondered who is cooking your food when you go out to a café or restaurant? The

Star continues its series this week with The Cornershop Bistro chef – Rod Cross

TASTY: Rod Cross uses seasonal produce in his food at the

Cornershop Bistro.


• By Gabrielle Stuart

AT 25, Rod Cross borrowed

everything he could to open his

first restaurant.

The menu at the Dolphin Café

and Bar in Akaroa, which he

opened in 1996, featured plenty

of seafood and “good, honest,

simple fare”, he said.

Because of the seasonal ups

and downs in the community,

business was not always easy, but

it had been his long-time goal.

“Running my own business

was always my goal from when

first got into cheffing, from the

beginning. I wanted the independence,

and being a business

person appealed to me.”

But it came with it’s own challenges.

Having become his own boss

so young, he said it was important

to stay humble and open to


“Because I have been self-employed

most of my career, I learn

a lot from chefs I employ. We’re

all learning together,” he said.

He said it was his passion for

food and “love of good ingredients”

that inspired him to

become a chef, and it also shaped

his menus.

At The Cornershop Bistro, in

Sumner, which he opened with

his wife, Kath, in 2004, he said he

tried to keep dishes simple.

His goal was to use the best of

seasonal produce to make the

dishes something special.

“I like to showcase ingredients

for their quality. The goal is not

to overwork ingredients, but to

let their flavours do the talking,”

he said.

He said the community he was

part of in Sumner was also something

very important to him.

“I’m not sure we planned being

here 12 years, but we very much

feel part of the community now,

and being more established in

the community feels it comes

with it’s responsibilities.”

But that was no bad thing,

as Sumner was the best of all

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“Although it is part of the city,

in some ways it is a destination

suburb, with all the benefits of

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sense of community,” he said.

It also meant he could surf in

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family in the winter, he said.


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Tuesday August 9 2016



August in the garden

DEPENDING on the weather,

August can either be the depth of

winter or the first hope of spring.

With the unusually warmer

winter, there are some confused

plants around various parts of

the country!

Daylight hours are on the

increase and there is more time

to devote to the garden. For

gardens with poor drainage,

soils are as wet as they’ll ever be,

and wet cold soils are not very

inviting for new plants. However,

for re-vegetation planting (where

plants will be left to survive on

their own eg: trees, shrubs etc),

this is the last month for safe


Citrus fruit trees should be

cropping heavily this month.

Keep feeding them throughout

the growing period with a good

quality citrus fertiliser such as

Daltons Incredible edible Citrus

Fertiliser. Remember citrus trees

are frost tender, so position any

new trees carefully when planting

and take protective measures

when frosts are occurring.

For stone/pip fruit trees, now

is an excellent time to do the

last preventative fungal spray of

copper oxychloride. It must be

applied before bud burst as buds

will be swelling on these trees in

late August.

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Winter flowering annuals such

as cinerarias, pansies, primulas

and violas will be at their very

best! Summer annuals are better

to be planted in September as

daylight hours increase and soil

temperatures rise.

Bulbs should be in bloom

during August – depending on

the weather of course! Daffodils,

hyacinths, muscari, jonquil and

lachenalias all produce beautiful

displays of colour at this time of

year. Take note and mark the best

flowering varieties in your garden

as you may wish to lift and divide

them later in the season.

With roses, in many areas new

growth should have commenced.

Usually, new growth is ‘clean’

and not infected with the typical

diseases that attack roses. Inspect

your rose bushes regularly for

early signs of any problems. It

is still a little too early to apply

fertiliser, so leave that till next

month. However, you can apply

fresh compost around the base of

the rose bushes.

August should be a time of

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SELWYN TIMES Tuesday August 9 2016 27

Get passionate about

perfect pansies

• By Tod Palenski

PANSIES ARE the perfect

plant for just about any garden.

They’re hardy and easy to grow.

They’ll survive wind, rain

and even frosts. And, just as

importantly they’re stunning

and striking – with a colour and

pattern for just about any style of


To plant, choose a spot in the

garden that receives morning

sun and has good drainage.

Next, boost soil fertility and

encourage bright, healthy

blooms by adding organic

compost and fertiliser.

Once that’s done, dig a wide,

shallow hole for each plant and

space the holes 10 to 20cm apart.

Make sure the holes are wide

enough so the plant’s roots don’t

become cramped.

Cover the plant roots with

garden soil and give them a

good watering, then add a layer

of mulch to retain moisture,

suppress weeds and keep frosts

at bay.

If you’re after an alternative

planting spot, you can’t look past

a hanging basket. In

fact, I can’t think of a flower

more perfectly designed for this.

Just remember not to over

water. If you’re not sure when to

water, put your finger in the soil

RICH: Encourage bright, healthy blooms by adding compost

and fertiliser.

to test. If it’s still moist, don’t add

any water.

Once planted you don’t really

need to pay any more attention

to your pansies. Simply make

sure the soil doesn’t get too dry

and pick the flowers as they fade

to encourage more blooms.

What to be doing in

the garden now


Such a staple and stalwart crop,

you need to start gearing up for

the upcoming potato-planting

season. Those of you who know

your spuds will already have

seed potatoes quietly “chitting”

away somewhere cool indoors.

Once the sprouts are finger

length and the soil has warmed

a smidge, they can be planted

out in September. The sprouting

phase does take four to six weeks;

hence you need to get a wriggle

on if you want fresh new potatoes

in December. While the seed

spuds are sprouting, take an

hour or two to prepare the soil,

work it over with a fork, blend in

well-rotted compost and, a week

before planting, work through

some potato fertiliser. Adding

the spud food prior to planting

prevents burning the delicately

sprouted seed potatoes.


If your patch has been vacant

over winter, now’s the time to get

it ready for spring planting before

the soil warms up. Hoe off weeds

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Seedlings to plant out now

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brightly coloured hybrids or the

mega-sized ‘Ford Hook Giant’,

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round red ones. Remember, both

the leaves and roots can be eaten.

Asparagus crowns are dormant

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and avoid anything that are dry

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Spring flowers

With the official start of spring

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Leave the foliage in the ground

and allow it to die down naturally,

as this supplies the hard-working

bulb all the nutrients it needs to

produce flowers for next season.

Fill the vase to the top with water

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Honeybee decline a financial

threat for NZ agriculture

New ZealaNd agriculture stands to

lose $295 to $728 million annually if the

local honeybee population continues to

decline, according to a new study into

the economic consequences of a decline

in pollination rates.

One of the co-authors of the study,

lincoln University Professor Stephen

wratten of the Bio-Protection Research

Centre, says it is well known that a

global decline in the populations of

insect pollinators poses a major threat

to food and nutritional security. “we’ve

lost most of our wild bees in New

Zealand to varroa mite, and cultivated

bees are becoming resistant to varroa

pesticides. Functioning beehives are

becoming increasingly expensive for

farmers to rent. we know the decline in

bee populations is going to have a major

impact on our economy, but we wanted

to measure the impact.”

Previous methods of estimating the

economic value of pollination have

focused on desktop calculations around

the value of crops and the dependency

of those crops on pollinators.

Professor wratten said the

experimental manipulation of

pollination rates was a more direct

estimation of the economic value of

pollination, or ecosystem services (eS).

a study was conducted in commercial

fields producing pak choi for seed

production. Some of the plants were

covered with thin white mesh bags

for varying time periods, preventing

honeybees and fly species, which are key

pollinators for the crop, from accessing

the plants.

Changes in seed yield, seeds per pod

and proportion of unfertilised pods as

a result of changing pollination rates

were identified. The economic impact

of varying pollination rates was then

extrapolated to the main 18 pollinationdependent

crops in New Zealand.

The economic impacts of loss of

pollinators include higher prices for

consumers as crop yields are reduced and

food production costs increase.

“It’s critical to understand marginal

changes in eS and their economic

consequences in order to identify

appropriate policy responses and avert

further losses,” Professor wratten said.

“Modifying existing agricultural

systems to enhance eS requires a range

of mechanisms, such as payments for eS.

Current policies at a national and global

level continue to largely ignore the value

of eS contributions such as biological

control and pollination.”

Professor wratten said farmers

worldwide needed help to put appropriate

diversity back into their lands.

“There is a lot of scientific knowledge

accumulating but this has to be turned

into ‘recipes’ for end users like farmers

to understand and implement. The big

challenge is to have a recipe that works.

Give farmers the right seeds to plant.

Make sure the bees get what they need. It’s


not about planting pretty flowers. It’s the

science that counts.

“The best way to deliver this is through

what we might call ‘farmer teachers’ –

farmers who understand and use the

recipe, who will get out into the paddock

and be listened to by other farmers.”

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Cost-cutting by dairy farmers

reduces break-even costs

INdUStRy BOdy dairyNZ says the

increased dividend and the maintained

$4.25 per kg MS Fonterra Farmgate Milk

Price is some good news for farmers with


But another positive is also emerging

– New Zealand dairy farmers have

sharpened their systems and reduced

costs through this sustained low milk

price period.

dairyNZ chief executive tim Mackle

says while the milk price will continue to

keep pressure on farmers this season, the

industry’s performance in cost-cutting

on-farm means break-even costs have

been reduced.

“we’ve revised our break-even milk

income required for the average farmer in

2016/17 to $5.05 per kg MS,” Mr Mackle


“It was $5.25 per kg MS for 2015/16 and

$5.77 in 2014/15.”

The break-even cash price includes

farm working expenses (excluding

adjustments for unpaid management and

depreciation), interest and rent, tax and

drawings; and nets off livestock and other

income received.

“The reduced milk price has meant

farmers have really fine-tuned their

management and analysed their costs

of production. This should bring the

average farm working expenses back to an

anticipated $3.55 per kg MS this season,

H90 x W130mm

the lowest level since 2009/10.”

Farm working expenses were sitting

at $4.07 per kg MS in 2014/15, so the

reduction has been equivalent to around

$100,000 per farm, on average.

Mr Mackle said reducing the breakeven

price was tremendous recognition

for New Zealand dairy farmers and the

resilience they have shown.

“Being able to reduce the break-even

milk price tells us that dairy farmers

have cut costs further than we thought.

This cost control is resulting in more

efficient dairy businesses, which is key to


despite the $5.05 per kg MS break-even

milk income required for the average

farmer, under the current forecast farmers

will receive around $4.50 per kg MS all up

in terms of milk income, including retro

payments from last season and dividends

(including the lift in dividend announced

last month).

“Obviously there is still a shortfall there

– and while there are farmers operating

above that $5.05 level, there are many

with break-even incomes below that

too. But a $4.50 income and reduced

farm working expenses means farmers

won’t need to borrow quite as much,” Mr

Mackle said.

“But let’s be clear, this is still very tough

for our farmers as it’s been a sustained

period of low milk price.

“every farm runs a slightly different

system, with different costs and needs.

Many will have been through the

process of fine-tuning their budgets, but

maintaining that momentum and always

looking for efficiency opportunities is


tactics campaign supports farmers

dairyNZ’s tactics campaign continues

to support farmers through field days,

which will be underway in September and

October. These tactics for Spring events

will help farmers extract maximum value

from their pasture.

“Pasture First is a message we are

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kg MS milk price, but 98 per cent at a

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to make the most of it, particularly this

spring,” Mr Mackle said.

The reduced milk price has

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fine-tuned their management

and analysed their costs of


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Brexit vote further dampens

farmer confidence

Farmer confidence has picked up slightly since surveyed last in

January but remains weak, according to Federated Farmers’ July

2016 Farm Confidence Survey.

the SURvey was conducted

immediately after the Brexit decision

and this appears to have dampened

farmer confidence in the global market,

on top of their existing concerns

about the domestic scene, president

of Federated Farmers dr william

Rolleston says.

“The strength of the global

economy, post-Brexit, is weighing

heavily on farmers’ expectations.

So, not surprisingly, 37.8 per cent of

respondents told us commodity and

farmgate prices were their biggest single


Other major areas of concern were

regulation and compliance costs,

health and safety requirements and

resource management issues, especially

freshwater management.

The survey showed farmers’ spending

intentions for the coming year remain

negative and have barely budged since

the last survey in January.

In the area of debt reduction, a net

16.3 per cent of farmers expect to

increase their debt rather than reduce it,

which is a slight improvement from in

the January survey.

“The primary sector needs the

continued ongoing support of banks,”

dr Rolleston said.

“Federated Farmers will continue its

quarterly member surveys on banking

relationships and behavior so we can

continue to understand how these

relationships are working for farmers.”

also not surprisingly, given the timing

of the survey, the largest number of

respondents (13.3 per cent) said they

believed the government’s highest

priority should be trade policy.

This included calls on it to negotiate

new free trade agreements and to

protect market access into the european

Union and the United Kingdom post-


This was followed closely by monetary

policy on 12 per cent (a reflection of the

high exchange rate) and then regulation

and compliance costs on 11.7 per cent.

No other priority attracted more than

10 per cent of respondents, although

housing came very close on 9.9 per cent.

Federated Farmers president Dr William Rolleston

The strength of the

global economy,

post-Brexit, is

weighing heavily on

farmers’ expectations.





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Luxury SUV boosts Mercedes-Benz sales

• By Ross Kiddie

I WAS picking up a new

Mercedes-Benz, and had a very

quick chat with the head of the

sales team.

We were talking about the luxury

car market and the number of

sales Mercedes-Benz was showing

amidst New Zealand’s complicated

market segments. Mercedes-Benz

was New Zealand’s number one

luxury car brand last year, and

with its high number of sales

through the first half this year it’s

hard to see them being toppled.

One of the reasons must be the

very complex number of models

Mercedes-Benz New Zealand is

being presented with from the

German factories. There is a car,

station wagon, or sport utility

vehicle for all buyer types, and

amidst each different series there

is a variety of engine, transmission

and specification options.

The most complicated decision a

prospective buyer would face is

deciding on a model in comparison

to budget constraints.

The car I was picking up was a

GLC 220d, a diesel-powered midsize

sport utility vehicle which fast

became one of my favourites out

of the Mercedes-Benz stable. It

also dovetailed with the GLC 250

which is much the same car, albeit

with a 2-litre petrol engine.

The GLC as a series lands

here in three variants. It starts at

MERCEDES-BENZ GLC: Choice of three variants.

$89,900 for the test car as evaluated,

the GLC 250 lands at $94,900

while another 2.2-litre diesel

(GLC 250d) which is effectively

the same engine as the 220d but

with higher power outputs, lists at


One of the reasons why I

enjoyed the two GLC variants

as much as I did is because as

a vehicle it doesn’t look like the

traditional SUV, it is more station

wagon-like, and regular readers

will recall my enthusiasm for the

wagon concept.

All GLC variants for the New

Zealand market are four-wheeldrive,

or 4-Matic as Mercedes-

Benz label it. If you add in the

driveline combination of diesel,

a nine-speed automatic gearbox,

and all-corner drive then the

result is quite appealing.

Rated at 125kW and 400Nm,

the 2.2-litre engine has all of

the wonderful mid-range power

attributes that make diesel so

appealing as a fuel. For interest’s

sake, the 250d gets power

and torque boosts to 150kW and

500Nm, while the GLC 250 gets

the familiar, lightly boosted turbocharged

engine which is rated

at 155kW and 350Nm. The 220d’s

twin-camshaft, 16-valve engine is

also turbocharged which results in

a wide torque spread – 1400rpm

to 2800rpm.

As a consequence, it is a powerhouse

through the whole acceleration

process, it will cut out

a standstill to 100km/h time of

8.3sec, and will make 120km/h

from 80km/h in 4.1sec. Steering

wheel-mounted paddle shifters

will assist the driver if he/she

decides to take control over the

acceleration process.

It wouldn’t be a world-class

diesel engine unless you get the

benefits of thrifty fuel usage and

that is certainly the case in the

220d. It is rated with a 5.6-litre per

100km (50mpg) combined cycle

average. I achieved a constant

7l100km (41mpg) with an amazing

4.5l/100km (62mpg) showing

at a steady 100km/h, the engine

spinning over leisurely at just

1300rpm. In contrast, the GLC

250 is rated with a 7.2l/100km

(39mpg) figure, and sat close to

that at around 8l/100km (35mpg)

during testing time.

These figures are all quite

remarkable for a vehicle which

weighs in a little tubby at 1845kg,

but the point is that the engineering

which is coming out of

European factories at the moment,

especially those which are producing

diesel power, are at the

forefront of technology, and the

GLC is just one example of performance

and economy all rolled

into one.

I took the 220d on a State

Highway 73 drive to Lake Lyndon.

I don’t often use main roads for

evaluation simply because I’m a

little impatient in traffic, but I

was on the road early one Sunday

morning with the intention of

travelling the back road from

Lake Lyndon through to the Lake

Coleridge Village. But, as nature

would have it, it was bucketing

down in the foothills thanks to a

nor’west flow, and the wet, shingle

roads would have created a major

cleaning challenge when I got


Nevertheless, I got a thorough

understanding of the GLC’s

behaviour on the seal and I

enjoyed its nimble and agile

nature, given that it is a mid-size


Riding on huge Pirelli rubber,

there is positive steering feel and

unyielding grip. Body balance in

the GLC is well controlled, the

suspension’s spring and damper

rates are a mixture of what is

required to keep body roll contained

in a corner, along with

the ability to absorb the ruts and

bumps which make up the majority

of Christchurch’s roads.

As you would expect from

Mercedes-Benz, the GLC is full of

luxury appointments, it has the kit

to make you feel you have bought

a lot of car, and it is intensely

comfortable to ride in, even for

five occupants.

The GLC is just another example

of what make Mercedes-Benz

so desirable as a manufacturer.

All German makes are selling well

in New Zealand at the moment,

but it will be a real surprise if

Mercedes-Benz don’t make number

one again this year.






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“Oakden Manor” - A Private Family Home

Immaculately presented, north-facing family home that is currently

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larger section. The home offers a large, modern kitchen with an adjacent

dining/living area that flows through to a spacious formal lounge.

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and whilst internally linked to the main home can also be accessed

via a separate external entrance, which provides opportunities for

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bedrooms, an updated family bathroom, separate laundry and toilet

complete the picture.

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master bedroom. Four-car garaging, a large utility shed or studio (with

power) and a secure gated boat/trailer park are located at the rear of the

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"Idle Elms"

West Melton

• 195.04ha cattle finishing / dairy support farm

• Currently approximately 98ha is irrigated, with

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B 03 341 4301

M 027 594 5190

Sam Davidson

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M 027 488 8269

• 12.5454 hectares

• Older three-bedroom home, large living, separate

lounge offering lots of space

• Triple-car garage/workshop

• Great shed complex in yard area, offering shed

space for many horses, plus three-bay hayshed

• Set of pipe cattle yards

• 12 paddocks

• 800m all-weather track ID: DAR23541


Min Cookson

B 03 341 4301

M 027 249 5417

H 03 347 9944

Incredible Value Here!


Selwyn Property With Potential


Priced to sell! Motivated trustees of the Deceased

Estate want this property SOLD! Offers over

$770,000 plus GST (if any) will be considered (RV

$820,000). Located in peaceful surroundings, this

4.7940ha established lifestyle property is offered

for genuine sale for the first time in 22 years. The

spacious two-storey brick home in a mature garden

setting offers six bedrooms, kitchen, dining,

separate lounge with open fire, two bathrooms,

two toilets, numerous storage rooms, laundry,

double garaging and large verandah area. There is

a six-bay barn, workshop and one-stand woolshed. ID: CHR23351


Plus GST (if any)

Peter Crean

M 027 434 4002

Michelle Singh

M 021 163 2103

• 199.4 hectare sheep/beef farm

• Divided into approximately 100ha subdivided

paddocks on fertile silt soils with the remaining

area being lakeside

• A central laneway gives ease of access and stock


• Large seven-bay shed with woolshed and sheep

yards and a large concrete-based set of steel

cattle yards

• No dwelling but plenty of building sites

• Water is provided by the farms well and includes

a consent to irrigate ID: LEE24081


Plus GST (if any)

Peter McCorkindale

B 03 341 4301

M 027 594 5190

Athol Earl

Sales Manager/Auctioneer

M 027 437 6298

Peter Crean

M 027 434 4002

Min Cookson

M 027 249 5417

Sam Davidson

M 027 488 8269

Karen Hennessy

M 027 967 0186

Wilton Atkins

M 027 606 0660

Peter McCorkindale

M 027 594 5190

PGG Wrightson Real Estate Ltd, Real Estate Agent, REAA 2008




28 Shelley Street, Rolleston

OFFERS OVER $409,000

Shelley St Stunner!

Redecorated throughout, this lovely 3 bedroom

family home offers a wonderful opportunity to

first home buyers and those wanting to get onto

the property ladder. A modern kitchen/dining

flows through to the inviting living area, which is

further enhanced by a cosy conservatory which

opens onto the outdoor living area. A logburner

with wetback, a heat pump, a heat transfer

kit and separate ventilation system keep the

house dry and toasty warm, as well as helping

with the hot water! Fully fenced with a lovely

decked area this home ticks all the boxes. Avoid

disappointment and contact Fay or Mike today

to find out more.

25 Whitewash Head Road

3 Watkins Place, Lincoln


Stunning Home, Lovely

Lincoln Location!

This near new contemporary four large

bedroom home oozes style and comfort. A

designer kitchen connects to both the living

room and the separate lounge, as well as

the outdoor living area. Triple car garaging

and solar water heating are only a couple of

the added features you will find in this lovely

family home. Only 25 minutes from the CBD

and within easy cycling distance to Lincoln

High and University this stunning home is a

must see! Call Mike or Fay now for viewing


Ocean Dream!


Positioned at one of Christchurch’s most desirable addresses and boasting spectacular views of the

ocean, Southern Alps and city, this magnificent home represents your ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity.

Architecturally designed with open plan living, expansive windows and abundant outdoor living

areas, this beautiful home showcases its idyllic setting and offers itself to entertaining whatever the

season! My vendor has cherished this home and their tenure is testament to this, however they are

now committed to selling. Contact Mike Goatley today for further information on how this majestic

setting could be yours.

List your property for sale with us and you’re in to


“Just list your home for sale exclusively

with Mike Pero Real Estate and be in the

draw for 5 nights staying at the Pacific

Resort Rarotonga.”

for two in Rarotonga

including accommodation, airfares,

transfers and $500 cash

Joe Tracey Cheryl Cath

Brand & Territory Owners Licensed Salesperson Licensed Salesperson

Joe 021 324 529

Tracey 021 063 7504

Cheryl 027 430 3906

Cath 021 137 9931

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October 2016. Mike Pero Real Estate Ltd Licensed REAA (2008). Terms & conditions refer to



Ray White Rolleston

Sarah Booth

Licensee Salesperson

Business Owner

027 527 8258

Brendan ‘Big Red’ Shefford

Licensee Agent

Business Owner

027 224 4733

Emma George

Licensee Salesperson

Business Owner

027 555 0568

Melanie Elliott

Licensee Salesperson

027 635 2643

Leisa Webster

Licensee Salesperson

027 722 5537

Leesa Barrie

Licensee Salesperson

027 947 1200

Rolleston 1 Matisse Close

Set on a private corner section in the popular Ambrose Estate,

boasting great street appeal, is this approx. 230m2 family home.

Offering generous bench space for the chef in the family which

overlooks the well-proportioned open plan dining & living area. The

large separate lounge with bay window provides the extra room

most families crave, & if a computer area is required come & check

out the purpose built desk & study area. Heating is sorted with 2

heat pumps, a gas fire & a SAYR ventilation system with hospital For Sale

grade filters. The wallpaper in 3 of the double bedrooms have neat

sea themes so the kids will have fun picking which room is theirs.

The master bedroom completes the picture with a walk in robe &

ensuite. With immediate possession available - call now to view!

Sale Offers over $589,000

View Sunday 2.00pm - 2.30pm ID# RLL22523

Angela Hunt 021 548 777

Lincoln 18 Kildare Terrace

Situated in the heart of Lincoln, this home needs

TLC, but has huge potential. Whether you want

to fix it up, or simply knock it down to use the

section on which it sits, then come take a look.

The home features 2 bedrooms, a lounge area,

kitchen, bathroom & separate toilet/laundry room.

They don’t come any cheaper than this, so don’t

miss your chance to do up this diamond in the

rough and make it shine! Call today to arrange

your viewing. The area on the flat plan is approx


Sale $349,000

View Saturday 3.30pm - 4.00pm ID# RLL22527

Brendan ‘Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733

Rolleston 1 Diane Place

Built with a northerly aspect on a 948sqm section, this home will

meet the needs of many, with plenty of space for everyone. The

floor plan of the home comprises 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a

study, separate laundry, separate lounge, open plan kitchen/dining

and a second living area, making it ideal for the modern day family.

Situated in a prime position within the Mayfair subdivision

(off Beaumont Drive), the location is only a short walk to the local

supermarket, shops, Rolleston School, preschool & reserves

nearby. Be sure to come take a look now.

For Sale

Sale $515,000

View Sunday 2.00pm - 2.30pm ID# RLL22312

‘Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733

Rolleston 24 Colebrook Drive

Construction on this 244m2 home in Devon Park is

underway. You will be impressed with the excellent

living and accommodation offered by this floor

plan. Featuring 4 good size bedrooms, including

the master with an ensuite and walk in robe,

separate lounge, internal laundry and that much

sought after three car garaging with drive through.

Sliders will open off the living and lounge areas to

a sunny patio, ideally designed for entertaining.

The home is nicely sited on a family friendly 720m2

section which will have a lawn, patios and driveway

laid prior to settlement. Call now for more details.

Sale Offers over $579,000

View By Appointment ID# RLL22481

Amanda Cherry 027 340 6955

Brendan ‘Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733

Lincoln 21 Payne Court

Brand spanking new & ready for it’s first happy owner, this

beautiful home is ready for you to enjoy right now! Spanning

across approx 247m2, the home features a well designed

kitchen with large walk in pantry, spacious living areas, a

sunny patio area & a great backyard for summer BBQ’s while

watching the children play. Four double bedrooms in total,

the master enjoys an ensuite & a well equipped walk-in-robe.

A separate laundry, study nook, beautiful bathrooms plus

three car garage, all set on a 619m2 private section makes

this home instantly appealing. Situated in the quality Liffey

Springs with walkways & reserves nearby. Only by viewing

will you be able to appreciate everything that has been put

into the home. Don’t miss this great opportunity to purchase

a brand new warm home which will be SOLD on or before

the deadline. There can only be one lucky winner... will it be


Sale Deadline Sale - 4pm, 17th August (Unless Sold Prior)

View Saturday 1.30pm - 2.00pm ID# RLL22525

Leesa Barrie 027 947 1200

Brendan ‘Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733

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

Ph: 03 347 9988

Ray White Rolleston


Angela Hunt

Licensee Salesperson

021 548 777

Amanda Cherry

Licensee Salesperson

027 340 6955

Dwayne Bloomfield

Licensee Salesperson

021 163 9874

Melissa Warrington

Licensee Salesperson

027 279 4362

Nyressa Vincent

Licensee Salesperson

027 515 7045

Kathy Wilson

Licensee Salesperson

021 183 3060

Rolleston 2 Stanford Way

IIn the attractive Faringdon subdivision this brand new home will

immediately impress with its design and superior finish. The vast

living area attracts natural light and makes family living and

entertaining a breeze with its open plan and indoor outdoor flow

to patios. The kitchen is sleek in design with plenty of storage

and bench space including a generous walk in pantry. Two living

areas plus a dining area makes this spacious design a stand out For Sale

above the rest. The master bedroom again shows off with size and Sale Offers over $649,000

luxurious tiled ensuite, a walk in wardrobe and sliders leading View Sunday 2.00pm - 2.30pm

outside. 3 double bedrooms are looked after by a stunning ID# RLL22544

bathroom, while a heat ducted system keeps everyone snug during Dwayne Bloomfield 021 163 9874

winter. Look no further as this will be a dream come true!

Leisa Webster 027 722 5537

Rolleston 22 Carrick Place

*Main part of home with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

& 2 living rooms, * Granny Flat/Self Contained Unit

with kitchen/living, double bedroom & ensuite, *

Walk in pantry, * Private rear section, * Safe short

stroll to Clearview School, * Great for extended

family, * Room for additional garaging/sheds, *

Immediate possession, * 10 Year Master build

guarantee, * 1012m2 section (Incl ROW). Come

and see this “Cracker on Carrick!”.

NOTE: Carrick Place is located at the end of

Fairhurst Place, Fairhurst Place comes off Lowes


Sale Offers over $599,000

View Sunday 3.00pm - 3.30pm ID# RLL22455

Brendan ‘Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733

Rolleston 7A William Street

First home buyers be quick! This delightful property will appeal to

all! This lovely home has all you need with a large living area kept

warm with a log burner while the heat pump will keep you cool in

the upcoming summer days. Indoor/outdoor flow leads to a large

north facing covered deck to relax and entertain. The kitchen

includes a new dishwasher and bay window making it light and

airy. 3 double bedrooms accommodate all the family along with a

separate laundry and bathroom. Outside the double garage and off

street parking, means plenty of space for vehicles, trailers or setting

up a workshop in the garage. An area is set aside for wood for

the log burner with potential for vege boxes or growing tomatoes.

As a first home you couldn’t ask for more!

For Sale

Sale $395,000

View Sunday 1.45pm - 2.15pm ID# RLL22540

Dwayne Bloomfield 021 163 9874

Leisa Webster 027 722 5537

Rolleston Maddison Park Sections

‘Maddison Park’ is home to a number of sections

so handy to the new school! West Rolleston

Primary School is just a short walk from this

subdivision of sections ranging from 595sqm to

685sqm. This new subdivision is located on the

corner of Brookside Road & East Maddisons Road,

and provides options and flexibility for the design

of your new home. With Rolleston growing, the

amenities & facilities come with it, & what better

time to get in & take advantage of the new primary

school, & a brand new high school opening in


Sale From $179,000

View By Appointment ID# RLL22153

Brendan ‘Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733

West Melton 6 Preston Avenue

With set plans already in place, our vendors are definitely

on the move and want this sold on or before auction day!

Previously a Mike Greer show home, you are sure to be

impressed by the features that were put in to this home to

showcase what the company can offer. With a 2.7m stud

height throughout, granite bench tops, large walk in pantry,

double tiled showers, twin vanities & under tile heating in

both of the sumptuous bathrooms, solar hot water, a log

burner in the lounge & heat pump in the open plan living,

separate laundry, 4 bedrooms + a study.... the list just goes

on! A very appealing home from the street, it offers plenty

of off street parking, with the perfect spot for your boat,

together with a huge rear garden on 1602m2 in all. Whether

you have already considered West Melton as your suburb

of choice or not, you need to take a drive out to view this

home if you want a spacious, quality home for your family on

a large section.

Sale Auction - 12pm on 19th August at Russley Golf Course

(Unless Sold Prior)

View Sunday 1.15pm - 1.45pm ID# RLL22497

Brendan ‘Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733

Leesa Barrie 027 947 1200

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

Ph: 03 347 9988


Ray White Rolleston

Sarah Booth

Licensee Salesperson

Business Owner

027 527 8258

Brendan ‘Big Red’ Shefford

Licensee Agent

Business Owner

027 224 4733

Emma George

Licensee Salesperson

Business Owner

027 555 0568

Melanie Elliott

Licensee Salesperson

027 635 2643

Leisa Webster

Licensee Salesperson

027 722 5537

Leesa Barrie

Licensee Salesperson

027 947 1200

Rolleston 16A Brookside Road

Nestled away up a private rear cross-leased section is this 3

bedroom home which offers a fabulous opportunity to get on the

property ladder for first home buyers & investors alike. Sited well for

the sunshine to beam in, the open plan kitchen/lounge/dining area

is also heated by a wood burner, which adds a lovely ambience

& homely feel to this space. Taking you outside, there are doors

that lead onto a sunbathed North facing deck & back yard, which

the current owner has loved spending time in... It’s the perfect For Sale

spot for soaking up the warm summer days! 3 bedrooms, a family Overs over $399,000

bathroom, separate laundry & a detached single garage complete View By Appointment

the property. Within walking distance to local shops & zoned for ID# RLL22524

Rolleston School, this one shouldn’t be missed.

‘Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733

West Melton 6 Jacqueline Drive

Set on a generous 900m2 section, providing plenty of outdoor

space for fun & entertaining, is this sun filled home that provides

oodles of natural light & warmth. The home has been designed

to provide the perfect indoor/outdoor flow from both the kitchen

& living rooms, taking full advantage of the extensive deck & child

friendly rear garden. Careful consideration has been given to

the features on offer here, which include a walk in pantry, stone

bench top, double oven with gas hob & double fridge space in the

kitchen, wardrobe system in the WIR of the master bedroom, a

separate laundry, a double tiled shower in the ensuite & a carpeted

double garage. Be quick, as homes such as this in ever popular

Preston Downs are in strong demand.

For Sale

Overs over $699,000

View Sunday 12.15pm - 12.45pm ID# RLL22480

‘Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733

Rolleston 4 Jasper Court

Located in a lovely cul-de-sac in the popular

Stonebrook sub-division, sits this brand new 3

bedroom home (currently under construction).

Packed full of features and offering a versatile

layout with an open plan kitchen/dining/lounge area

and a separate TV room which you could easily

convert to a 4th bedroom if required. The master

bedroom benefits from a walk in wardrobe and

an ensuite, while the 2 remaining bedrooms are

serviced by a trendy family bathroom and separate

toilet. Sited on an easy care 427m2 section which

will have the driveway, patio and lawn completed.

Sale $485,000

View By Appointment ID# RLL22398

Amanda Cherry 027 340 6955

Brendan ‘Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733

Let Us Support Your Fundraising Needs!

If you are part our our local community and are fundraising or looking for sponsorship for your:

- School

- Sports Team/Individual

- Cultural Group

- Charity/Non Profit Organisation

We’d like to hear about it. Every two months we will do a draw and award $200 and $100 respectively to two lucky

Leeston 11 Pound Road

This huge 5 bedroom home on a full freehold site

is going to WOW you! There is room for everyone

here with multiple living spaces, a huge double

garage plus 5 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms. The large

kitchen is sure to delight the chef in the family

boasting great bench space, ample cupboards,

double oven and lovely gas hobs. Keeping warm

will be easy with the large log burner & heat

transfer system & you will love taking advantage

of the solar hot water! If you are looking for a

great BBQ area with an outdoor bath, then you

will be smiling with delight when you see the

great set up here. You need to see to believe!

Sale Offers over $439,000

View By Appointment ID# RLL22474

Angela Hunt 021 548 777

recipients. Our next draw will be held on Friday 30th September 2016 - Just put your proposal in writing with details of your cause and your

contact phone number. Either fax to 347 9981, email to, or hand deliver to our office at Shop 10, Rolleston Square, Rolleston

by Thursday 29th September 2016 - please attention all proposals to Amanda Cherry

Two lucky winners will be drawn every two months on the last business day and notified by phone or email.

Our June/July winners were: - Laura Apes - Kurashiki Student Exchange

- Luke Fowler - NZ Secondary School Tournament - Football

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

Ph: 03 347 9988


Ray White Rolleston

Angela Hunt

Licensee Salesperson

021 548 777

Amanda Cherry

Licensee Salesperson

027 340 6955

Dwayne Bloomfield

Licensee Salesperson

021 163 9874

Melissa Warrington

Licensee Salesperson

027 279 4362

Nyressa Vincent

Licensee Salesperson

027 515 7045

Kathy Wilson

Licensee Salesperson

021 183 3060

West Melton 12 Royston Common

A dream house from its inception, the current owners have

thought of everything in the design and fit-out of this outstanding

home. Boasting 3 double bedrooms plus luxurious master suite

and separate study, this home’s configuration lends itself easily

to a multitude of options including extended family living and guest

accommodation. You will delight in the generous living which

incorporates open plan family/dining and a large separate lounge

designed to optimise home theatre. Also featuring a meticulously

designed kitchen with granite surfaces and European appliances,

four heat pumps, a stunning gas fire,’up to the minute’ lighting &

automated blinds, this home’s specifications leave nothing to be

desired. Set on a generous 1167sqm of land. Call today to view!

For Sale

Offers over $785,000

View Sunday 2.00pm - 2.30pm ID# RLL22446

‘Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733

Melanie Elliot 027 635 2643

Tai Tapu 10A Hepworth Place

Just 6km from Halswell, this 6 year old home

has been lovingly cared for by its current owners.

Positioned to capture the sun with an over height

stud and large windows to let the light in, the

open plan kitchen, dining and living space has

pick up sliders out to the large patio. The kitchen

is well appointed and includes tristone tops and a

walk in pantry. Double doors lead to the separate

formal lounge. This stylish and comfortable home

offers 4 bedrooms, the master with ensuite and

walk in robe. Gas hot water, heat pump & lots

of extra details, this is a home not to be missed!

Sale Offers over $650,000

View By Appointment ID# RLL22508

Emma George 0275 550 568

Dwayne Bloomfield 021 163 9874

Rolleston 3 Goldrush Lane

Just on a year old you will be amazed at the touch of class and the

feeling of warmth that this stunning home exudes from when you

first enter. Sited on a 888sqm beautifully landscaped section the

north facing living areas allows sunshine to soak through while the

main lounge features 3m high stud and floor to ceiling windows.

The large open plan kitchen includes a walk in pantry and sliders

opening out to a large patio area. Also benefiting from doors out to For Sale

the private back yard is the master suite. Here, you will discover a Offers over $669,000

generously proportioned bedroom, WIR and a sleek tiled ensuite View Sunday 12.00pm - 12.30pm

with a double tiled shower and underfloor heating. The remaining 3 ID# RLL22528

bedrooms are perfectly complemented by another quality bathroom Dwayne Bloomfield 021 163 9874

and separate toilet. Come and see this home and fall in love! Emma George 0275 550 568

Rolleston 9 Maltby Drive

If you’re on the hunt for a top quality home with

features you deserve and with a lovely street

appeal, this beautiful residence has everything

you could want in a modern home & is ready

& waiting for a new owner NOW! The sunny

living rooms, with high stud ceilings, extend

out to the raised deck. The 4 bedrooms are

well proportioned & are complemented by 2

beautiful bathrooms, the master ensuite with a

large tiled shower. Additional features include

a walk through laundry, walk in pantry, 3 heat

pumps, feature lighting, & a freestanding bath in

the main bathroom. Quick settlement available.

Sale Offers over $629,000

View Sunday 2.00pm - 2.30pm ID# RLL22515

‘Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733

West Melton 712 Highfield Road

Located at the Charing Cross end of Highfield Road this

stunning 2013 built home of approx 370sqm has beautiful

architectural features and sits on 25 acres of fully irrigated land.

A mix of angular lines, seamless flow between the indoors & out

& a very functional & family friendly layout are the hallmarks of

the home’s design. The kitchen certainly has the ‘wow’ factor,

with high specs in every aspect, whilst the open plan living, huge

separate lounge & versatile study/5th bedroom provide flexible

living spaces for everyone. The luxurious accommodation

quarters of the home comprise an amazing master suite at one

end & the remaining 3 bedrooms at the other, complemented by

2 absolutely beautiful bathrooms, a 3rd WC, spacious laundry &

ample storage. There is also a fully lined room above the double

garage. Further features include undertile heating, quality window

furnishings, stylish decor & sky lights. The 10 hectares of land

could suit a variety of uses, such as grazing, cropping, forestry or

equestrian pursuits, whilst the heritage themed barn with

three-phase power provides ample exterior storage for machinery

& farm equipment. This property deserves your inspection.

Sale Price by Negotiation

View Sunday14th August 11.00 - 11.30pm

& Wednesday 17 August 1.00pm - 1.30pm ID# RLL22530

Brendan‘Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733

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

Ph: 03 347 9988


[Edition datE] 1

Your guide to Show Homes & New Sections

in the Selwyn District


What comes first, selecting a house design

or the building site?

RatheR than a chicken and egg

situation, the building site should

generally be chosen first. It does help

to have a conceptual idea of the home

desired including its potential size and

important features like plenty of outdoor

living space. address the details once a

section is secured or the location of the

home determined.

Sections vary considerably in size.

Smaller sections start around the 350

square metre mark with many in housing

estates ranging between 600 and 800

square metres. Larger sections around

the 1,000 to 2,000 square metres, or

larger can also be found in some subdivisions

while lifestyle properties and

farms usually offer plenty of room to


Sub-divisions often stipulate minimum

and maximum floor sizes for the

varying section sizes. There will also

be requirements on recession planes,

building distance from each boundary

and type of fences allowable, influenced

by local council regulations. Other

factors will be how the land is zoned and

covenants such as not having a caravan

on show at the front of the property.

It can be tempting to leap in and

choose a floor design before the land

space is chosen however, it is better to

hold off as the size and orientation of a

section will impact on the suitability of

the house design especially if the section

is smaller, narrow or oddly shaped.

The section’s orientation towards the

sun and direction of the prevailing winds

are also considerations. For example, it

may be nice if the morning sun comes

into the living area but only having a

north east outdoor living space may not

be so appealing, especially if entertaining

in the afternoon when a cooler easterly

breeze is up. It might also be nice to have

an extra seating area that is away from

the northwest wind which can be quite

strong at times.

Ideally, family living is most desirable

in a north to northwest orientation

Match the section size to your lifestyle needs.

though designs can be created that make

the most of any section. It might involve

stepping the plan in and out or having

two wings with a recessed area that offers

shelter. Fences and plantings might also

be incorporated to form shelter belts for

secluded and pleasant outdoor garden

settings and a private space fenced off

for a swimming or spa pool. The house

might also be set back from the street to

allow more off-street parking, something

that might also influence the size of the

section chosen.

Before deciding on a section, narrow

the options down to several that you like

then ask a designer or builder to look

at them to give their opinion on how

a house could be built for best effect,

taking account of the elements and the

lifestyle you want to have in your home.

Fences and plants provide privacy and shelter.

Ideally the building site is chosen before the house plan.

Ideally family living is sited north to northwest.

A design can be stepped to capitalise on sun and allow shelter.

Proud to have been building

homes for Cantabrians for

over 25 years.

Ph: 348 1994

The Tile Files

With a bit of creativity and confidence, tiles

can make a dramatic statement for a fresh

new bathroom.

SmaLL OR large, colourways and materials

are all considerations that will ultimately

determine the look and feel of your


Small spaces benefit from smaller tiles,

such as mosaics. however, keep the number

of colours to a minimum; monochrome

colour palettes will make the space appear


metallic or glossy tiles can help reflect the

light and fool the eye while adding a touch

of opulence. Beware of using highly polished

surfaces on the floor though, for safety, and

save them for the walls.

For an ultramodern aesthetic, opt for

large tiles in bathrooms with generous floor

area. Larger format tiles as large as 600mm

by 600mm come in a wide range of natural

materials like stone ceramic and slate.

If you’re confident with colour, choose a

bold hue for just one area like the shower,

over the washbasin, as a strip vertically down

one wall or horizontally to accentuate the


another way to personalise with tiles is

by creating a border with a bright pop of

colour, or make a subtle distinction by using

complementary hues in a different material

or finish.

When used cleverly, tiles can have a huge

impact on a room. Use a strip of colour that

travels vertically down the wall and extends

across the floor.

even if you adore colour, it pays to keep

the palette to a maximum of three colours as

not to confuse the focus of a room, but don’t

be afraid to mix finishes.

Get creative by poring over interior

magazines, design blogs and bathroom

showrooms and collate all your favourite

looks to sift through. Of course you can’t

incorporate all your ideas, but after a while

you’ll begin to see a pattern emerge of your

own unique style.

If in doubt, hire a professional bathroom

designer or an interior architect. For best

results, enlist an experienced tiler.

Call or email Mike Hobbs

027 570 7674, |



Natural waterways, attractive reserves, tennis court, UFB, some

with water views. Sections from 605m 2 to 777m 2 and start at just

$197,000. Secure one of our titled sections today or select a section

available in Spring and pay later. Builders terms also available.

Sales Office open Wednesdays 10.30 - 2.30 & Sundays 12.30 - 4.30

or call for an appointment anytime.



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HUNTSBURY 32 Westview Place

Thurs 11th August, 5.30pm - 6pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living,

2 gge, Auction 25th August (unless sold prior)


Harcourts Rolleston – Claire 027 723 3571


BECKENHAM 14A Fisher Ave

Sat 13th August, 11am – 11.30am , 3 bed, 2 bthrm,

2 car, standalone townhouse,

Deadline sale, Ray White Rolleston

HEI HEI 3 / 50 Hei Hei Road

Sat 13th August, 2.45pm – 3.15pm , 2 bed, 1 bthrm,

1 car, crosslease 1/3 int in 985m2,

Price on application,

Ray White Rolleston


HUNTSBURY 32 Westview Place

Sat 13th August, 1.30pm - 2pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living,

2 gge, Auction 25th August (unless sold prior) ID#RL1480

Harcourts Rolleston – Claire 027 723 3571

LINCOLN 21 Payne Court

Sat 13th August, 1.30pm – 2pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms, 3 car,

247m2 on 619m2 section, Deadline Sale,

Ray White Rolleston

LINCOLN 18 Kildare Terrace

Sat 13th August, 3.30– 4pm, 2 Bed, 1 Bthrms, crosslease,

1/5 int. in 1547m2, $349,000,

Ray White Rolleston


Sat 13th August, 12.30pm – 1pm , 4 bed, 1 bthrm, log fire,

1 car, 577m2 section, Deadline sale, Ray White Rolleston

RAKAIA 29 Cridland Street

Sat 13th August, 2pm – 2.30pm, NEW 3 bed, 2 bthrms, 2

car, 157m2 on 460m2 Section, Offers over $429,000,

Ray White Rolleston

ROLLESTON 4 Melville Crescent

Sat 13th August, 1.15pm - 2pm, 4 bdrm, 3 bthrm, 3 living

on a 1201m2 section, By negotiation, Mary 021 557 731

Rachael 021 0222 4591

Harcourts Rolleston - ID#RL1489

ROLLESTON 2 Durrell Way

Sat 13th August, 2pm - 2.45pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living,

2 gge on a 780m2 section, $525,000, Katie 021 135 0887

Harcourts Rolleston - ID#RL1475

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ROLLESTON 8b Renoir Drive

Sat 13th August, 2.30pm - 3pm 3 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 1

living, 2 gge on a 450m2 section, Deadline Sale, all offers

presented 17th August (USP) ID#RL1477, Dennis 027 476 0215

Rachael 021 0222 4591

Harcourts Rolleston - ID#RL1477

ST ALBANS 7/37 Cornwall Street

Sat 13th August, 1.30pm - 2.15pm, Stylish 2 storey

townhouse. 3 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 1 living, 2 gge.

By negotiation, Rhonda 021 057 5705 Shona 027 229 3657

Harcourts Rolleston – ID#RL1457

WIGRAM 39 Buckhurst Avenue

Sat 13th August, 2pm - 2.45pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, double

gge, Deadline Sale, all offers presented 24th August (USP)

Natalie 027 943 6413 Eddie 027 600 4007

Harcourts Rolleston –


BECKENHAM 14A Fisher Ave

Sun 14th August, 11am – 11.30am , 3 bed, 2 bthrm, 2 car,

standalone townhouse, Deadline sale.

Ray White Rolleston

DARFIELD 33 Oakden Drive

Sun 14th August, 1.30pm – 2pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms, 4 car, on

1633m21 section, $689,000 gst incl, Ph Karen Hennessy

027 967 0186 or Min Cookson 027 249 541

PGG Wrighton Real Estate, DAR24103

HORNBY 71 Brynley Street

Sun 14th August, 3.15pm – 3.45pm, 3 Bed 1 Bthrm, 4 Car,

809m2, By Negotiation.

Ray White Rolleston,

HUNTSBURY 32 Westview Place

Sun 14th August, 1.30pm - 2pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living,

2 gge, Auction 25th August (unless sold prior),

Claire 027 723 3571

Harcourts Rolleston – ID#RL1480

ISLINGTON 18c Moffett Street

Sun 14th August, 1pm- 1.30pm, 2 bedroom, 1 bthrm, 1

garage, Neg over $329,000, Penny Dadson-Clausen

PH 027 895 5943 Farmlands Real Estate, LE1546

LEESTON 168 Timber Yard Road

Sun 14th August , 12pm – 12.45pm, 3 bed renovated brick

home with lake views on 5018m2. $519,000 Stephan

Knowler 027 229 9522

Matson & Allan

LEESTON 8 Clausen Avenue

Sun 14th August, 12pm – 1pm, 4 bed, 2 bath,2 living,

turnkey package, $480,000 Cameron McRae

027 769-6696

Matson & Allan

LEESTON 41 Clausen Avenue

Sun 14th August, 12pm – 1pm, 3/4 bed, 2 living, on

beautifully landscaped 732m2, $489,000 Stephan

Knowler 027 2299522

Matson & Allan

LEESTON 375 Brookside & Irwell Road

Sun 14th August, 12pm – 12.30pm , 4.255ha, 4 bed, 2

bthrms, 3 car, mostly double glazed, Offers over $749,000.

Ray White Rolleston

LEESTON 1 Cassini Place

Sun 14th August, 1pm to 1.30pm, turnkey, 4 bed, 1 living,

2 bath, 2 garage on 770m2, $479,000 Stephan Knowler

027 2299522

Matson & Allan

LEESTON 4 Lambie Street

Sun 14th August, 1.15pm – 1.45pm , 3 bed, 2 bath, as new

in Millbridge, $459,000 Cameron McRae 027 769-6696

Matson & Allan

LEESTON 27 High Street

Sun 14th August, 1.45pm – 2.15pm, Great outdoor living

on 1341m2 plus 4 car garage, $419,000 Stephan Knowler

027 229 9522

Matson & Allan

LEESTON 69 Manse Road

Sun 14th August 2.30pm – 3pm, 3 bed, 1 living, 2 bath,

2 garage 5 yr old home. Offer over $449,000 Stephan

Knowler 027 229 9522

Matson & Allan

PREBBLETON 10 Westburn Place

Sun 14th August, 1pm -1.45pm, 4 bdrm, 3 bthrm, 2 living,

2 car gge on a 745m2 section, By negotiation, Natalie 027

943 6413 Eddie 027 600 4007

Harcourts Rolleston - ID#RL1488

ROLLESTON 61 Masefield Drive

Sun 14th August, 12pm – 12.30pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms, 2 car,

256m2 on 953m2 section, Offers over $649,000.

Ray White Rolleston

ROLLESTON 3 Goldrush Lane

Sun 14th August, 12pm – 12.30pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms, 2 car,

235m2 on 888m2 section, Offers over $669,000.

Ray White Rolleston

ROLLESTON 35 Faringdon Boulevard

Sun 14th August, 12pm – 12.30pm, 3 bed, 2 bthrms, 2 car,

475m2 section, Offers over $539,000.

Ray White Rolleston

ROLLESTON 6 Genoa Avenue

Sun 14TH August, 12pm – 12.30pm, Quality high spec

build, 4 bed, 2 living in Levi Park. $599,000, Jackie Derrick

027 636 3576 & Susan Davis 027 662 2751

Matson & Allan

ROLLESTON 10 Genoa Avenue

Sun 14TH August, 12.30pm – 1pm, 4 bed, 1 living, 2 bath,

2 gge on 650m2. $585,000, Jackie Derrick 027 636 3576

& Susan Davis 027 662 2751,

Matson & Allan

ROLLESTON 7 Fairfield Way

Sun 14th August 1pm – 1.30pm, 4 Bed, 2 Bthrms, Sep

Laundry, 2 Car, 1218m2 Section, $589,000.

Ray White Rolleston,

ROLLESTON 7 Bavaria Drive

Sun 14th August 1pm – 1.30pm, 4 Bed, 2 Bthrms, 2 Car,

Archgola, 845m2 Section, Offers over $629,000.

Ray White Rolleston,

ROLLESTON 78 Hungerford Drive

Sun 14th August, 1pm – 1.30pm, 4 bed, Study Nook, 2

bthrm, 2 car, 649m2 section, Offers over $575,000.

Ray White Rolleston

ROLLESTON 4 Melville Crescent

Sun 14th August, 1.15pm - 2pm, 4 bdrm, 3 bthrm, 3 living

on a 1201m2 section, By negotiation, Mary 021 557 731

Rachael 021 0222 4591

Harcourts Rolleston - ID#RL1489

ROLLESTON 7a William Street

Sun 14th August, 1.45pm – 2.15pm, 3 bed, 1 bthrm, 2 car,

½ int. in 1012m2, $395,000.

Ray White Rolleston

ROLLESTON 9 Maltby Drive

Sun 14th August 2pm – 2.30pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrm, 2 car,

722m2 section, Offers over $629,000.

Ray White Rolleston

ROLLESTON 1 Matisse Close

Sun 14th August, 2pm – 2.30pm, 4 Bed, 2 Bthrms, sep

laundry, 2 Car, 787m2 Section, Offers over $589,000.

Ray White Rolleston,

ROLLESTON 1 Diane Place

Sun 14th August, 2pm – 2.30pm, 4 bed, + study , 2

bthrms, 2 car, 948m2 section, $515,000.

Ray White Rolleston

ROLLESTON 160 Levi Road

Sun 14th August, 2.30pm – 3pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms, 3 car,

1183m2 section, $680,000.

Ray White Rolleston

ROLLESTON 8b Renoir Drive

Sun 14th August, 2.30pm - 3pm 3 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 1

living, 2 gge on a 450m2 section, Deadline Sale, all offers

presented 17th August (USP) Dennis 027 476 0215

Rachael 021 0222 4591

Harcourts Rolleston - ID#RL1477

ROLLESTON 2 Standford Way

Sun 14th August, 2.45pm – 3.15pm, 4 Bed, 2 Bthrms, 2

Car, 231m2 on 745m2 Section, Offers over $649,000.

Ray White Rolleston,

ROLLESTON 22 Carrick Place

Sun 14th August, 3pm – 3.30pm, 3 Bed + 1 bed flat, 3

Bthrms, 2 Car, 1012m2 inc ROW, Offers over $599,000.

Ray White Rolleston,

SOUTHBRIDGE 167A High Street

Sun 14th August, 1.30pm – 2pm, 3 bedroom, 1 bthrm,

Neg over $340,000, Penny Dadson-Clausen

PH 027 895 5943

Farmlands Real Estate, LE1570

SOUTHBRIDGE 5 Broad Street

Sun 14th August 2pm – 2.30pm, 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom,

2 garage, Neg Over $335,000, ph Penny Dadson-Clausen,

027 895 5943 Farmlands Real Estate, LE1574

SOUTHBRIDGE 12 Pacific Drive

Sun 14th August, 2.30pm – 3pm, 2 bedroom, 1 bthrm, 1

garage, Neg over $195,000, Penny Dadson-Clausen PH

027 895 5943

Farmlands Real Estate, LE1566

ST ALBANS 7/37 Cornwall Street

Sun 14th August, 1.30pm - 2.15pm, Stylish 2 storey

townhouse. 3 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 1 living, 2 gge. By

negotiation, Rhonda 021 057 5705 Shona 027 229 3657

Harcourts Rolleston – ID#RL1457

WEST MELTON 6 Jacqueline Drive

Sun 14th August, 12.15pm – 12.45pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrm, 2

car, 215m2 on 900m2 section, Offers over $699,000.

Ray White Rolleston

WEST MELTON 23 Rotherham Drive

Sun 14th August 1pm – 1.30pm , 4 bed , 2 bthrm, 3 car ,

274m2 on 1715m2 section, Offers over $969,000,

Ray White Rolleston

WEST MELTON 6 Preston Avenue

Sun 14th August 1.15pm – 1.45pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrm, 2 car,

1602m2 section, Auction.

Ray White Rolleston

WEST MELTON 12 Royston Common

Sun 14th August, 2pm – 2.30pm, 4 bed, 3 bthrm, 2 car,

1167m2 section, High Spec, Offers over $785,000.

Ray White Rolleston

WEST MELTON 712 Highfield Road

Sun 14th August, 3.30pm – 4pm, 10ha, 5 bed, 2 bthrm, 2

car, 110m Barn with 3 phase, By Negotiation.

Ray White Rolleston

WIGRAM 39 Buckhurst Avenue

Sun 14th August, 2pm - 2.45pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, double

gge, Deadline Sale, all offers presented 24th August

(USP), Natalie 027 943 6413 Eddie 027 600 4007

Harcourts Rolleston –


Four Seasons Realty

Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Rolleston 97 Two Chain Road

Town and Country Lifestyle

If your dream is to own a lifestyle property on 4.592 hectares

(11.5ac) then you must view this desirable property. North facing

3 bedroom refurbished home. Numerous outbuildings including

a two bay shed with single bay lockup. Current owners are

downsizing – Act Now!

Auction: 18th August 2016 (unless sold prior)

View at: ID#RL1469

Mary Westwood Ph 021 557 731 and

Fergus Spain Ph 027 608 4768

West Melton 4 Shepherd Avenue

A Winning Combination

This beautifully designed, quality built sunny home is positioned

perfectly on 3875m2, maximizing privacy and rural mountain

views. Three/four bedrooms or three and a large office. Stunning

open plan kitchen - the hub of the home; two living areas all

perfect for entertaining. Viewing will not disappoint.

Deadline Sale: All offers presented 23rd August 2016 (unless sold prior)

View at: ID#RL1478

Fergus Spain

Ph 027 608 4768

Rolleston 8b Renoir Drive

Little Treasure Awaits New Owner…

This delightful three bedroom home, close to the Rolleston town

centre will appeal to those looking for a smaller property. The open

plan living leads easily to the sheltered outdoor entertainment

area. Built 2007 and presented in pristine condition it represents

the best of its kind.

Deadline Sale: All offers presented 12.00 noon 17th August 2016

(unless sold prior)

View at: ID#RL1477

Dennis Gates Ph 027 476 0215 and

Rachael Brewer Ph 021 0222 4591

Halswell 2 Shield Place

Owners Have Purchased!

Situated in a sought after cul-de-sac is a well-designed family home.

The entrance way opens to the modern kitchen, the comfortable

interconnecting living areas that flow into the outdoor private

entertaining area. Four bedrooms, master with spacious ensuite, plus

three bedrooms offering the best of family living.

Auction: 18th August 2016 (unless sold prior)

View at: ID# FH4227

Judy Taylor

Ph 0274 324 595

Prebbleton 9 Taylor Place

Great Design, Fantastic Location

Located on generous 4,440sq m section, this stunning, newly built

home offers a lifestyle that many can only dream of. Featuring stone

inside and out for dramatic impact, this solid executive home is set to

be a crowd pleaser for many generations to come.

Auction: 18th August 2016 (unless sold prior)

View at: ID# FH4229

Linda Veitch

Ph 027 512 9261

City 3/469 Cashel Street

Owner Liquidating ..Must Be Sold!

Positioned over 3 levels this apartment has an up to the minute

kitchen with brand new appliances, neutral décor, open plan living

with balcony, separate laundry, double - internal access garaging

with off street parking and a brand new heat pump to ensure comfort

all year round!

View at: ID# FH4231

Maria Paterson

Ph 0275 434 689

Hornby 14 Aymes Road

766sqm “As Is Where Is”

766sqm Zoned Residential Suburban Density Transition under the

Replacement District Plan. The days are numbered for the house but exciting

for the section in the beating heart of Hornby. Close to shops, doctors &

amenities. Our owners have accepted an insurance settlement and given

clear instructions for the disposal of this property on an “as is where is basis.”

Auction: 18th August 2016 (unless sold prior)

View at: ID#HR4293

Frank Dowle

Ph 027 528 0480

Cashmere 116 Dyers Pass Road

Fantastic Views in Cashmere

This site has significance history attached to it, as it was selected by

the widow of Lord Ernest Rutherford due to its far reaching views who

then commissioned distinguished Architect the Late Richard Harman to

design a home to suit the site. The home has been well maintained, but

would respond to some enhancements. This is a great opportunity here!

Auction: 1st September 2016 (unless sold prior)

View at: ID#HR4295

Dennis Thompson

Ph 027 430 6467

Prebbleton 21 Cathcart Crescent

A Truly Stand Out Property

Attention to detail, a selection of quality materials combine to create

this brilliant 375m2 floor plan, built to take maximum advantage of the

sun and privacy, 1205m2 section. The new occupants will be spoilt for

choice with multiple living and entertaining options, media room, study,

entertainer kitchen, 4 bdrms, 3 bthrms, 4 car garaging.

Auction: 25th August 2016 (unless sold prior)

View at: ID#HR4291

Jackie Wither

Ph 0274 503 777

HORNBY 395 Main South Road • 03 349 9919 | HALSWELL 379 Halswell Road • 03 322 1197 | ROLLESTON Shop 13, Rolleston Square • 03 347 4711

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