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Doggone good home

• By Tom Doudney

SHE MAY have had a rough

background but the first dog to be

successfully rehomed from Selwyn’s

new pound is settling in great with

her new Rolleston family.

Sasha, a staffordshire bull terrier,

recently moved in with her new

family Chris and Lisa Burrows and

their two children, Sophie, 3, and

Mackenzie, 16 months.

Mrs Burrows said it already felt

like Sasha had always been with

them and Sophie loved her.

“Sasha is really good with her

which is great,” Mrs Burrows said.

“We actually just had our 17-yearold

border collie put to sleep, that’s

the reason we were looking for

another dog, and seeing Sasha on

the council website we fell in love as

soon as we met her.”

Sasha had been very timid when

the family came to see her and it was

suspected she had been abused before

she was abandoned and picked

up by dog control officers.

“But as soon as we got her home

and into our environment it was

amazing – all she wants to do is be

loved and she just relaxed straight

away,” Mrs Burrows said.

The new district council operated

pound just outside Rolleston has

been in service since July. Previously,

pound facilities for Selwyn

dogs were provided by a private

contractor.

It can accommodate up to 20 dogs

and has separate facilities for each

one as well as a dog exercise area.

Last year 109 Selwyn dogs were

picked up by the district council’s

animal control team.

HAPPY HOME: Chris Burrows with Sasha, the first dog rehomed from the new pound

near Rolleston.

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

Extensive

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coverage

in today’s

issue

SELWYN WILL know who their

new mayor is in just under three

weeks.

Postal voting for the local body

elections closes on October 8.

There are five candidates to

take over the mayoral chains

from the retiring Kelvin Coe.

Today we profile all five on page

8, with further local body coverage

on pages 9, 10, 12 and 13.

While 35,126 eligible Selwyn

voters have enrolled to vote and

will be receiving their voting

papers, many eligible voters are

not enrolled.

Selwyn electoral officer

Douglas Marshall said that while

electoral rolls had now closed,

people could still enrol to vote by

requesting special voting papers.

In 2013, Selwyn recorded a 43

per cent turnout at local elections

– slightly above the national

figure of 41 per cent.

Voting papers are being mailed

out to registered voters. Special

voting papers can also be collected

from the district council’s

Rolleston headquarters or from

Darfield, Leeston or Lincoln

library and service centres during

opening hours.

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Tuesday September 20 2016

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SELWYN TIMES

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EDITOR’S

DESK News...... 3-7, 16-17 & 24

THE DISTRICT council appears

to just about had the last say on

the controversial decision to take

away car parking along the main

street of Lincoln.

I’ve previously said my bit on

that – I don’t think it’s a good

decision.

Cycling campaigner Don Babe

gave me an upper cut in last

week’s edition; and today Lincoln

business owner Lynn Townsend

takes a swing at Babe’s viewpoint

in a column on page 20.

He also signals in our news

story on page 3 that legal action

to overturn the district council’s

decision could be in the wind.

And on another note, tickets are

running out for the Live in Lincoln

comedy show on Saturday,

October 8.

It’s great to see shows like this

now coming to the district, and

great to see locals are supporting

them. – Barry Clarke

A look into the upcoming Hororata Highland Games

NEWS 16

Elections...........................8-13

Local Achievers.......... 17

Our People..................18-19

Your Views............. 20-21

Sport......................................... 25

Community Events...26

Taste...........................................27

Gardening...............28-29

Driven.......................................39

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SELWYN TIMES Tuesday September 20 2016 3

News

Legal action likely after

council reaffirms loss of car parks

• By Tom Doudney

AT LEAST one Lincoln business

owner is considering legal

action after the district council

reaffirmed its decision to remove

75 car parks on Gerald St.

At its meeting last week the

district council heard from four

business owners concerned over

the removal of the parks in favour

of a cycleway as part of the

Lincoln Town Centre plan. A

further 20 business owners had

signed a statement of support.

The plan would see extra

car parks added in side streets

and on a public car park before

the Gerald St car parks were

removed. However, the business

owners were concerned that the

loss of car parks on the main

street would see people drive on

past instead of stopping at their

stores.

Lincoln Hammer Hardware

owner Lynn Townsend said the

district council’s decision was

madness.

“I believe it will not be difficult

to put together a significant

‘war chest’ by way of monetary

contributions to fight a legal

battle over this issue if need be,”

he said.

FRUSTRATIONS AIRED: Lincoln business owners, from

left, Phillipa Boa, Chrissy Partridge, Lynn Townsend and

Steve Morgan spoke at last week’s district council meeting

expressing their concerns over the removal of car parks on

Gerald St.

PHOTO: TOM DOUDNEY ​

The district council had

shown “no consideration given

to the commercial reality that

businesses will suffer from lack

of car parking and therefore lack

of business. We don’t intend to

back down,” Mr Townsend said.

“I presume the way forward is,

when Lincoln businesses close

because of poor patronage, due

to the shortage of car parking,

we all get on our bicycles and

pedal off to Hornby to do our

shopping.”

Lincoln Coffee Culture owner

Chrissy Partridge said the

district council’s decision was

not great but “we just have to go

with it really.”

The district councillors heard

a deputation from Spokes Canterbury

chairman Don Babe in

support of the plan and listened

to a presentation from staff

explaining the rationale behind

the changes.

Mr Babe said the plan would

encourage more cyclists and

pedestrians to visit shops on

Gerald St, which would benefit

the business owners.

As well as endorsing the plan

as it stood, district councillors

asked staff to implement stronger

enforcement of restricted

parking time limits already in

place to ensure drivers did not

take up car parks for too long.

Deputy mayor Sarah Walters

referred to the Lincoln Community

Committee’s submission in

support of the plan during the

consultation process.

“I accept that the business

owners have some concerns but

I still think it’s a good plan,” she

said.

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NEW LINCOLN SCHOOL

A year 1-8 school is the preferred

option for the Lincoln community

when a new school opens

there in 2019. The Ministry of

Education had been consulting

with the community on a range

of options to take pressure off

Lincoln Primary School, which

has had to split its pupils over

two sites due to its growing roll.

The options, which include a

year 1-4 school and a year 7-10

school, among other possibilities,

were consulted on through

a series of workshops and an

online survey. Of those who took

part in the survey, 51.5 per cent

ranked the year 1-8 school as

their preferred option.

MCEVEDY STANDS DOWN

District councillor and mayoral

candidate Pat McEvedy has said

he will stand down from the

Selwyn Waihora Zone Committee

following local body elections

in October. Cr McEvedy,

who has represented the district

council on the committee for

six years, said he felt it would

be good for the committee to

refresh its membership. He said

his decision would stand if he

was elected as mayor or as a

district councillor.

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News

River walk in protest

• By Tom Doudney

Tuesday September 20 2016

ABOUT 50 people took part in

a walk covering the length of

the Selwyn-Waikirikiri River

from Glentunnel to Te Waihora/

Lake Ellesmere to express their

concerns over water quality in

Selwyn.

The 65km walk was carried

out over four days from Thursday

to Sunday with walkers

going home overnight and

resuming from the same point

the next day.

Mike Glover, a Springston

South artist who organised the

walk with some friends, said the

group wanted to draw attention

to the state of Selwyn’s rivers and

groundwater in the lead-up to

the local body elections.

“It was just so that people’s

attention is drawn to the fact

that we have got pretty shocking

things happening with water

in Selwyn and it is a chance for

them to vote for ECan and council

representation,” Mr Glover

said.

“We would like people to

vote for people who are going

to take water issues incredibly

seriously.”

Mr Glover said the growth of

toxic algae in the Selwyn River

MAKING A POINT: Walkers traversed the Selwyn/Waikirikiri

River from Glentunnel to Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere to express

water quality concerns. ​

near where he lived in recent

times had been the last straw for

him.

“As a parent, it enrages me that

my daughter can’t swim in the

local river.”

Walkers transported some

water from the river’s headwaters

above Glentunnel to the

lake where they poured it in as

a symbolic gesture of how the

river’s water changed from clean

to polluted by the time it entered

the lake.

Water treatment

reduces risk

• By Tom Doudney

NEW TREATMENT methods,

including chlorination, for at

risk Selwyn drinking water

supplies appear to be paying

off with the number of samples

testing positive for E. coli falling

dramatically over the last four

years.

E. coli was detected in nine

samples in the 12 months to June

30, down from 84 four years

ago, with the numbers having

dropped each consecutive year

since then.

During the same period, the

number of samples taken has

increased every year from 2659

four years ago to 5204 last year.

The figures, which were

revealed in a recent report to the

district council’s Audit and Risk

Committee, have come out as

the Christchurch City Council

considers chlorinating water

supplies in its north-western

suburbs due to the risk of contamination.

District councillor Grant Miller,

a member of the Audit and

Risk Committee, said the introduction

of district-wide rating

for water supplies had enabled

improved treatment techniques

SELWYN TIMES

such as chlorination and UV

treatment for some Selwyn supplies

where the funds would not

previously have been available.

The district council has 30 water

supplies of which five are now

chlorinated; these being Acheron,

Castle Hill, Dalethorpe,

Hororata and Springfield.

Cr Miller said those supplies

tended to be sourced from river

water or where high turbidity

was involved. He believed it was

unlikely the district council

would look at chlorinating further

supplies in the near future.

Selwyn people have clearly

stated to us in the past they don’t

want additives in their water,”

he said.

“At some stage in the future,

we are going to have to ask our

community again if that is what

they want, but that is what they

have quite clearly said in the

past.”

The Audit and Risk Committee

had asked for the report after

an estimated 5200 of Havelock

North’s 14,000 residents succumbed

to a gastro illness last

month when water from the

town’s supply became contaminated.

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visiting Selwyn in October to answer questions on payments, entitlement, and any

other matters regarding superannuation.

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SELWYN TIMES Tuesday September 20 2016 5

News

Police: Man crashed his ‘stolen’ car

• By Tom Doudney

A LINCOLN man who claims

his car was stolen crashed it

himself while drink driving,

before fleeing the scene, police

allege.

The 23-year-old man has

been charged with excess breath

alcohol, careless driving, failing

to accompany police and making

a false complaint. He appeared in

Christchurch District Court on

Friday.

Sergeant Grant Stewart said

the man’s breath alcohol

reading had been 1195mcg/L

and police believed he had been

travelling at more than the

100km/h speed limit when he

crashed into a ditch on

Tancreds Rd.

The man, who was uninjured,

had then allegedly left the scene

in spite of a local farmer who

chased him through a paddock

to try and stop him leaving.

Another person who saw the

farmer chasing the man had

called police.

“We did some pretty quick

inquiries at the scene and

relocated him at a rural property

further down Tancreds Rd where

he was actually living,” Sergeant

Stewart said.

Under the questioning the man

IN THE MUD: The owner of this car which ended up in a ditch

near Lincoln last week claims the car was stolen, but police say

he crashed it himself while drink driving.

claimed he hadn’t been driving

the car when it was crashed into

the ditch and that it had been

stolen.

Sergeant Stewart said the man

had a distinctive appearance and

his description matched that

provided by witnesses including

that of someone who gave him a

lift home after the crash.

Development of

reserve land likely

• By Tom Doudney

A CONTROVERSIAL decision

to carve up Rolleston Reserve

for development looks set to go

ahead.

District councillors have

voted to recommend asking

Minister of Conservation Maggie

Barry to exchange the reserve

status on part of Rolleston

Reserve for land at Foster Park.

Fifty residents and groups

made submissions against the

land exchange, with residents

near the reserve concerned

about a lack of space for their

children to play close to home

and the loss of peace and quiet

if it was developed. There were

nine submissions in support of

the proposal.

Rolleston resident Leighton

Crocker said he was disappointed

in the decision.

“What would have happened

in Christchurch if our forefathers

had decided to build on

Hagley Park?” he said.

“We’re not happy at all actually

but we can’t do anything

about it, we have fought the

fight and have basically gone as

far as we can go at this stage.”

The proposal would see the

reserve status on 4.3ha of land

at Rolleston Reserve transferred

to 30ha of land at Foster Park.

The exchange would allow

around half of Rolleston Reserve

to be redeveloped for a range

of community and commercial

activities including a new library

complex, a public square, retail

shops and car parking.

Submissions on the exchange

proposal were considered by

a hearing panel made up of

barrister and planning commissioner

David Caldwell and district

councillor Nigel Barnett.

The panel considered that the

exchange and the development

of Foster Park as a sports hub

would result in a better recreational

outcome for the community

than what was offered by

Rolleston Reserve currently.

The reserve exchange proposal

will be put to Ms Barry

later this year. If approved, the

development of retail and commercial

spaces could start as

early as 2018.

•HAVE YOUR SAY: Should

the Rolleston Reserve

land exchange go ahead?

Email your views to tom.

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SELWYN TIMES Tuesday September 20 2016 7

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Plan for social housing

Ellesmere,

• By Tom Doudney

SEVEN DARFIELD houses set

to be sold by the district council

could become social housing

after a last minute request by the

Two Rivers Community Trust.

The district council is selling

the properties on Ritso St

because it no longer sees itself as

having a significant role in the

provision of rental housing.

Ngai Tahu will have first option

on the properties due to

treaty settlement obligations and

after that the current tenants

will have the opportunity to buy

them.

If neither wish to purchase the

properties, non-profit organisations

looking to provide social

housing will be next in line

before the properties are put on

the open market.

The non-profit option was

not on the list until Two Rivers

Community Trust chairman

Paul Cossey made a deputation

to the district council meeting

on Wednesday, just before district

councillors voted on how to

dispose of the property.

Mr Cossey said the trust

would like to put together a

proposal on using the properties

for social housing but that would

take time and if they were put

on the open market they would

likely be snapped up by private

CHANGING SPACES: District council-owned rental

properties on Ritso St in Darfield could become social

housing under a new owner. ​

buyers before the trust could act.

“At present, social housing

exists with the Haunui Trust,

which is for people in retirement,

and the council own a

couple of pensioner flats and

that’s it,” he said.

“I understand Selwyn has one

Housing New Zealand house in

the whole of the district so to me

there is an issue about access to

social housing.”

Mr Cossey said providing social

housing would benefit older

residents looking to down size,

people who were unemployed

or on low incomes and young

adults looking to move out of

home.

The trust would seek to work

in collaboration with other local

social welfare groups on the proposal

and, if it went ahead, it was

likely a charitable trust would

need to be set up to manage the

housing.

Malvern area

plans adopted

AREA PLANS to guide

the growth of townships

in Ellesmere and Malvern

through to 2031 have been

adopted by the district

council.

The plans include options

for where residential and

business development could

occur, if needed, and future

district council infrastructure

and service projects that may

be required in different townships.

Although the plans do not

re-zone any land, they will

help guide the District Plan

Review, which began this year,

along with other council plans

and policies and privately

initiated plan changes.

The plans identify preferred

future development areas in

many of the townships within

Malvern and Ellesmere. As a

result of submissions, a number

of additional preferred

development areas have been

identified in Leeston, Doyleston

and Hororata.

Some of the concepts included

in the plans to be

carried out in the future

include:

•Undertaking town centre

studies in Leeston, Darfield,

Springfield and Southbridge,

looking at issues such as transport,

beautification, accessibility

of community facilities and

business land.

•Working with KiwiRail

and the NZ Transport Agency

to look at issues relating to the

state highway and railway line

in Darfield, Dunsandel, Sheffield

and Kirwee.

•In Darfield and Leeston,

looking at intensification

opportunities close to the

town centre to provide more

housing options, such as social

housing and housing for older

people and also the feasibility

of establishing a walking/cycling

link between McHughs

Forest Park and the town

along the rail corridor.

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Other walks you can join are at Mona Vale, in ancient native forests at

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Tuesday September 20 2016

SELWYN TIMES

Five candidates are vying to be Selwyn’s

next mayor. The Selwyn Times spoke to

each of them to find out why they believe

they deserve your vote.

•More election coverage on pages 10,12

and 13

Elections 16

Sam Broughton

Cr Broughton said his ability

to connect with different

generations and the drive to

see things through will set him

apart from other mayoralty

candidates. A two term district

councillor, at 35 he is the

youngest of the five mayoral

candidates by 13 years.

“I have an energy and a vision to see things into

the future; things that are going to be around

while I’m living to see them come to fruition,” Cr

Broughton said.

“I’m really keen to be part of a council which

has a range of people on it that bring different

points of view. I would like to see the leadership

of the council have some drive and passion and I

think I can bring that.”

Cr Broughton believed the district council had

done a good job during his six years and could

be proud of its “forward looking” approach to

strategic planning.

He wanted to see it improve on communicating

with the community and said he would lead an

inclusive council where everyone’s view was listened

to and decisions were made corroboratively.

Cr Broughton is on the Coleridge Habitat Enhancement

Trust, and Rolleston Christian School

board of trustees, runs the day spa at Terrace

Downs with wife Liz, and has long been involved

with youth work at Darfield Baptist Church and

Two Rivers Community Trust.

Sarah Walters

Cr Walters said her extensive

local government experience and

background living in both urban and

rural communities make her the best

candidate for the mayoralty.

Cr Walters has served three terms

on the district council, the last two as

deputy mayor, and believes she is well

prepared for the top job.

“I have been working really hard over the last three

years, I have got a really high level of knowledge at different

levels of local government.”

She is district council’s representative on the Joint

Regional Transport Committee and on delegations to

several local government meetings.

“I think it’s an absolute necessity to Selwyn that both

[rural and urban] areas do well and thrive,” she said.

Stepping in as acting mayor on several occasions

while Kelvin Coe was away had given her the chance to

experience some aspects of the role already.

Cr Walters said the district council had done a good

job during her three terms but there was room for

improvement.

“One of the areas I have been working on over the

last three years is transport and I think there are some

things we can do better on there. I have been a strong

advocate of improving walking and cycling facilities

but I would also like to see public transport improved

as well.”

Debra Hasson

After seven terms and more than 20

years on the district council, Debra Hasson

believes her long service and sound

knowledge of local government has prepared

her well to take on the mayoralty.

She said that over the years, whenever

there had been a gap in her knowledge she

had taken steps to educate herself.

“Where I have seen issues like environmental

management lacking in local government, I went

back to university and up-skilled myself,” she said.

In 2001 she completed a master’s degree in environmental

management and planning, with her research covering the

Resource Management Act, the Rating Powers Act and the

Local Government Act.

She believed the district council had done an exceptional

job in general but there were areas where improvement was

needed.

“I know you could say that our natural environment is

the responsibility of our regional council but we, as a local

authority, have to work in partnership with Environment

Canterbury, so it’s all about developing partnerships to get

results,” she said.

She wanted to implement new processes at district council

meetings to make sure everyone had a fair hearing, whether

it was other district councillors or members of the community.

“They need to go away assured that we have listened to

their concerns and tried to accommodate them.”

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Pat McEvedy

District councillor Pat McEvedy is counting on his record as a leader in both

the community and in business circles to set him apart from the other candidates

come election time.

“I think the key to this election isn’t the issues in front of us because the council

will manage those issues, the key to this election is who has the ability to unite

and lead a good strong cohesive council,” Cr McEvedy said.

“I think I’ve got a pretty good record of working with Ngai Tahu, DOC, Fish &

Game and other councils – all of those groups that we need to be working with.”

Cr McEvedy has been on the district council for two terms and represented it on

several committees and working parties, including the Selwyn Waihora Zone Committee, which he

chaired for several years while it developed rules around land use and water quality for the district.

He is also the chairman or trustee on several trusts and a director of three companies.

Cr McEvedy believed the district council was doing a good job but could do better.

“I think our communication needs to be better and that’s one area that I will concentrate on and

also I think the speed with which we actually get things done could be better,” he said.

Bill Woods

Mr Woods believes he is the only one of the five mayoral candidates who

represents change and genuine accountability.

“I’m the only one who is not an existing councillor so I’m the only one who can

actually criticise the present council because those other candidates are the ones

that created the position it’s in now,” Mr Woods said.

A former Selwyn mayor (from 1992 to 1995) and district councillor himself, he

said today’s district council was out of control with rates and staff numbers having

massively increased.

“They haven’t tar-sealed a shingle road in the rural areas for over 10 years so of

course all the farmers and rural people are paying rates and not getting any services.”

He described the current district councillors as “puppets” who agreed with whatever the staff put

in front of them and said he would bring accountability to the role.

“The main thing that I stand out from the other candidates is that I do not believe that the council

is always right,” he said.

“The council, if they make mistakes, I would be the first to admit it and do something about it.”

Mr Woods is a director of Taege Engineering. He formerly owned a poultry farm, as well as a store

at Springfield and garage at Sheffield.

People can once again cast a vote for representation

onto Environment Canterbury. The area is represented by

the Mid-Canterbury Constituency with one candidate to

be elected.

Nicky Snoyink

“Kia ora! I was born and grew up in Mid-Canterbury. I love

living in Canterbury but lament what has happened to our

rivers, streams and plains. I grew up roaming the region’s

rivers and lakes, when water was clean and abundant. I want

to be part of a regional council which promotes policies that

result in a fair and workable system, where all sectors of the

community can determine how water is allocated and used; where our

communities are well connected by a safe and efficient transport system

and where the well-being of people and the environment is the priority.”

John Sunckell

“I am a third generation dairy farmer from the Leeston area.

I am married to Karen and we have two children, one studying

environmental management at Otago University and our

second still at high school. As a family, we have a strong community

focus, particularly with St John Ambulance, our youth

programme and on-road operationally. I am a qualified paramedic

and also chairman of Selwyn Central St John, leading the funding

and building of a new ambulance station in Rolleston. My involvement

in water matters goes back to the mid 2000s, when the Selwyn/Rakaia

area went through a consent review process. From there, it was a natural

progression to become involved in the (Canterbury Water Management

Strategy) and the Selwyn/Te Waihora Zone Committee.”

John Foster

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Three mayoral candidates are also standing as district councillors, positions

they would be able to take up should their bid for the mayoralty be

unsuccessful. They are Pat McEvedy in Ellesmere, Debra Hasson in Springs

and Bill Woods in Malvern.

•More candidates, p12 & p13

Grant

Miller:

Springs

Ward –

district

councillor

As a district councillor

for the past

three years I have

enjoyed the challenge

and responsibility

of rebuilding and

reshaping Selwyn to

reflect our change

and growth. There are

a number of Springs

Ward projects I would

like to see brought to

fruition over the next

three years including

the Lincoln Town

Centre Plan, equitable

rating of community

centres, planning for

a new Prebbleton

Community Centre

and building of

the new combined

Community/Sports

facility at Rhodes

Park, Tai Tapu. I live

and farm on the outskirts

of Tai Tapu and

am a current member

of the NZ Institute of

Directors.

Tony

Palmer:

Springs

Ward – district

councillor

I’m a journalist/

broadcaster and small

business owner. I’ve

lived in Tai Tapu for

28 years. I’ve raised

my family here and

I’m passionate about

Selwyn. I want its

natural beauty and

precious resources,

especially water, to be

intelligently managed

and central to long

term planning. Our

district has changed

rapidly post-earthquakes,

accommodating

diverse new communities

and growing

fast. Our ever increasing

rates bills suggest a

need for such population

growth, but also

for tighter fiscal scrutiny.

I offer myself as an

independent candidate

with professional communications

skills, previous

regional council

experience.

Harry

Schat:

Ellesmere

Ward - district

councillor

I have farmed in

Ellesmere f or 30

years, been chairman

of Springston branch

of Federated Farmers.

I served as chairman

of North Canterbury

Federated Farmers

dairy section for three

years while being vice

president of provincial,

and then served

three years as North

Canterbury provincial

president. I have been

working with ECan

on the farming focus

group for environmental

sustainability. On

serving on these committees

I believe I have

the ability to work with

people from all walks

of life, hear their concerns

and bring them

to the council table.

Kerry

Pauling:

Malvern

Ward - district

councillor

and community

board member for the

Tawera subdivision

I am standing for

council having completed

three years

on the Malvern

Community Board.

Taking the next step

will enable me to be

more effective at keeping

Malvern issues in

front of council and

getting resolutions.

Involvement in the

community has been

a lifetime commitment.

Current involvement

includes Kowai

Pass Domain Board,

Malvern Collie Club,

President Canterbury

Dog Trial Association,

Malvern A&P association

and Assistant

coach DRFC A diverse

background of working

as a shearer, police

officer, contractor and

farmer brings a balanced

common sense

approach.

Elections 16

Bob

Mugford:

Malvern

Ward – district

councillor

and community

board member for the

Tawera subdivision

Bob was awarded a

community Service

award, for the

Glentunnel Hall

rebuild committee. His

current involvement

with our community is

deputy chairman of the

Malvern Community

Board, deputy chairman

of Malvern St

John Area Committee,

chairman of Lake

Coleridge Township

Committee, chairman

of Glentunnel

Hall Committee and is

on the committees of

Friends of the Darfield

Hospital, Glenroy Hall,

Whitecliffs Township

and Glentunnel

Township. Bob is

friendly and approachable

and is also at hand

to hear your community

concerns.

Jenny

Gallagher:

Malvern

Ward –

community

board member for the

Hawkins subdivision

I have lived in Kirwee

for 44 years and

been chairwoman of

Malvern Community

Board for six years,

seeing McHugh’s

Plantation develop

into a Recreation

Reserve and a cycleway

from Coalgate

to Glentunnel. My

Community involvement

includes Kirwee

Reserve, Kirwee

Township, Darfield

Reserve, Kimberley

Reserve, Hororata

Township, Hororata

Reserve, Courtenay

Reserve, Malvern

Lions, Courtenay

A&P and Kirwee

Community Response.

I am keen to promote

the establishment of a

Men’s Shed and cycleway/walkways

between

townships.

Judith

Pascoe:

Malvern

Ward –

community

board member for the

Hawkins subdivision

I am currently a member

of the Malvern

Community Board and

look forward to representing

you again for

the next three years. I

am very familiar with

council governance

processes, budgeting

and project management.

Involvement

in the community in

the past has included

Kirwee School Board

of Trustees, Darfield

High School PTA

and the Darfield

Township Committee.

I am a Trustee of the

Malvern Health and

Community Welfare

Trust and a Justice of

the Peace.

I am a strong advocate

for the role of community

boards and community

committees.

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Nicole Reid:

Selwyn Central

Ward - district

councillor

I live in Rolleston

with my husband

and our three children.

I have an engineering and

planning background and I’d love

to bring my experience to the

council table. I had involvement

with getting the Rolleston Drive

school crossing operating. I have

also been actively advocating on

behalf of the Rolleston Residents

Association, as chairperson, for

safer pedestrian and cycle networks.

Our district is growing

fast but developments need to be

future-proofed, and suitable for

all ages and abilities. We need to

engage our whole community so

they feel involved to contribute

ideas towards making Selwyn a

great place to live.

Megan Hands:

Malvern Ward –

community board

member for the

Hawkins subdivision

Twenty-six years

old from a proud farming

background, my partner and

I have recently purchased our

Peter Hill:

Selwyn Central

Ward - district

councillor

During the past six

years on council I

have been a strong

advocate for community values.

This has included passionate

pleading for very careful use

of our precious fresh water,

consistent support for safety

improvements of our driving

environment, wholehearted

promotion of public art and a

caring approach to the whole of

the environment. From this sort

of foundation, I will advance

these causes and any other which

will make Selwyn an even better

place to live. A strong sense of

natural justice and an intuitive

grasp of the meaning of fairness

and democracy make me the

ideal candidate for re-election.

Craig Watson:

Selwyn Central

Ward - district

councillor

Standing with

a vision of an

Independent Selwyn,

I do not want us to simply

become a housing estate for

Christchurch. I will be available

and attentive, listening to

your views and making evidence

based decisions. I have a history

of community service, youthful

energy and common sense. We

love it here and I will work to see

Selwyn stay a safe, prosperous,

supportive and friendly place

to reside. My background is in

health management and governance.

A vote for me will bring

a fresh voice with sensible ideas.

www.craig4selwyn.wordpress.

com

first home in the Malvern community.

Since moving to Selwyn

to study at Lincoln University

in 2009 I am delighted to have

made this area home. Through

active involvement in community

organisations and work in

resource management consultancy,

I have an understanding

of the challenges and opportunities

rural services and councillors

covering large geographical

areas face.

I am excited by the prospect

of serving the Malvern community

to assist in enabling and

enhancing the community spirit

and ensuring the Malvern voice

is heard.

Elections 16

Jeff Bland:

Selwyn Central

Ward - district

councillor

For 19 years, I have

lived in the Selwyn

Central Ward with

my wife Julie and family. Three

years ago I retired from the

police. The last four years of

my 38 year career were based

in Selwyn. I have served on the

Selwyn Central Community

board and many local community

groups. It is my privilege

to have served this community

as your ward councillor for the

last six years. I again ask for

your vote so that I can continue

to provide an honest, open and

common sense approach to

resolve the issues and challenges

that face Selwyn.

Mark Alexander:

Selwyn Central

Ward - district

councillor

My vision for Selwyn

is a place that we

will continue to be

proud of. A caring, safe, community

with a range of housing

choices for a wide range of ages

and family types, with a range of

facilities, indoor and outdoor, for

active and passive activities that

are accessible for all, young and

old, able and not so able, useable

by all. As one of your councillors,

I will use my experience, my

knowledge, to work with you and

your community to achieve this

vision. We are on this journey

together. I need your support

and your vote.

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Chris Martin:

Springs Ward -

district councillor

I have 27 years experience

with councils

advocating for youth

and communities.

During this time, projects I have

worked on have won international

and national awards for

their community involvement

and innovation. Who knows the

place they live better than the

people who live there? Council

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them and us, it is we. Selwyn

has incredible opportunities for

creative community lead solutions

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council. For that we need a team

of councilors that are positive

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Malcolm Lyall:

Springs Ward -

district councillor

I have a strong vision

for Selwyn’s future. I

am passionate about

preserving the best

of the lifestyle that this district

offers, while embracing the

opportunities created by growth

for its people.

I am experienced voice around

the council table.

I have successfully represented

the aspirations and needs of

the people of Springs ward. I

have been instrumental in projects

including the Prebbleton

Community Cottage, the Down

by the Liffey Gallery and the

Lincoln Event Centre.

I am standing again because I

have a genuine passion for this

role and there are projects that I

would like to see completed.

John [Jum]

Morten:

Malvern Ward -

district councillor

After 40 years farming

in the Malvern

ward I am now a

resident of Darfield.

I’ve had the privilege of representing

the Malvern ward for 12

years.

I value working with community

committees and residents on a

range of projects, finding solutions

for their issues or acting as

the connection with council. I

am approachable and accessible.

I am committed to providing

strong and effective local governance

for the long term benefit

of our community and I believe

I have the skill, experience and

enthusiasm to continue representing

the Malvern ward of the

Selwyn District Council.

Karen Meares:

Malvern

Community

Board - Tawera

Subdivision

I have lived in the

Selwyn high country

all my life. I work in tourism and

have a farming, rural contracting

background. I enjoy meeting and

helping people. I am involved in

various district events, fund raising,

district promotions, developing

recreational opportunities.

Many Selwyn residents are rural

and our population spread over a

large area. Thus the need to have

a direct community representative

to link with the council is

an important democratic right.

I would listen to community

concerns, communicate council

updates back to the community

and be involved in decision making

for the good of our area.

Ken May: Malvern

Community

Board - Hawkins

Subdivision

I have lived in

Kirwee for 17 years

and have involved

myself in the Community, when

time has permitted. Now I am

retired I am in a far better position

to involve myself in wider

Community matters. My vision

is to improve the Malvern Ward

in its position as gateway to the

Southern Alps and the West

Coast and make the area a tourist

destination, even if only in

transit. I have also been nominated

for the Canterbury District

Health Board, because of my

experience with the healthcare

industry for the 16 years prior to

my retirement.

Murray Lemon: Ellesmere Ward - district councillor

I have lived and worked in the district my whole life including running

my own electrical business which ultimately employed three staff. I have

had a wide involvement in local sport and community organisations

including Killinchy Hall Committee, Foundation Trustee of the Ellesmere

Heritage Park and 12 years on the BoT’s at Leeston Consolidated School

and Ellesmere College, chairing both for three years respectively. I work

well within a team and have proven my ability to effectively lead others. I wish to take

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CultureFest

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diversity

WWW.SELWYN.GOVT.NZ

JOIN US AT

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SATURDAY 15

OCTOBER 10AM-4PM

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You are invited to take part in Selwyn’s first ever CultureFest. CultureFest is a free

event which will showcase the district’s cultures with stage performances, music,

food, art and craft demonstrations, and plenty of activities for the kids.

Activity programme

Stage Performances – Indian, Chinese, Polish, Russian, Italian, Greek and more

Food Stalls – Iranian, German, Malaysian, Indian, Russian, Singaporean and more

Have a Go – Bhangra (Indian dancing), Oriental ink painting and more

Kids Activities – bouncy castles, pedalmania, mega slide, SNAG inflatable golf

and more

Rolleston 150th Celebrations

CultureFest is part of the Rolleston 150th anniversary celebrations which features

a show on Saturday 15 October at the same time and location as CultureFest with

displays including traction engines, vintage cars, motorbike displays and field

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Tuesday September 20 2016

News

SELWYN TIMES

Tickets hot

for Lincoln

comedy

DON’T WAIT until

the last minute to

grab one of the final

tickets for the Live

in Lincoln comedy

event on October 8.

That was the message

from promoter

David Parlane who

said about three

quarters of the tickets

had already sold.

The event will feature Jeremy

Corbett, who hosts TV3’s Seven

Days, along with Ben Hurley, Justine

Smith and Tom Furniss.

With three weeks to go, there are

just 250 tickets remaining and Mr

Parlane said it would be risky to

count on door sales being available

on the night.

“We have had some really good

support so far he said,” he said.

“It just goes to show you put

something like this on in Lincoln

and Selwyn people are wanting it,

so I’m well pleased - it shows we

should have been doing this a lot

earlier.”

Doors will open at 6pm, with the

show starting at 7pm.

Tickets can be bought from The

Famous Grouse Hotel or by emailing

lincolnticketsnz@gmail.com

Hot wax, head shaves for CanTeen

• By Devon Bolger

LINCOLN HIGH School’s first

XV rugby players are used to a

bit of pain, but on Wednesday

it came in the form of hot wax,

rather than big hits on the field.

A challenge had been set for

the rugby team and the first

XI Football team to raise as

much money as they could for

the CanTeen organisation. The

wining team would be rewarded

with waxing the legs of the losing

team.

They had just over a month to

fundraise and many tactics were

used from sausage sizzles to

Givealittle web pages.

On Wednesday, the results

were announced as part of a

charity head-shaving event at

the high school.

With $570 raised, the football

team were announced the winners.

The rugby boys were not

too far behind with $529 but

they graciously accepted defeat

and in front of a crown of about

500 students, they suffered the

wrath of the wax strip.

Rugby captain Duncan Finlayson

said it was a small price

to pay for a fantastic cause.

“It wasn’t as painful as

thought it’d be, although clearly

the forwards have higher pain

tolerances than the backs,” he

said.

“I’m just immensely proud of

the first XV and first XI for their

efforts. To raise almost $1000

through all of this is incredible.”

Then it was time for the

individual head shavers. Nine

students took part and among

them was head girl Elin Harris.

There was an amazing feeling

in the air as the first set of

head-shavers held hands and the

crowd cheered them on.

Harris said she hoped the

money raised would go a long

way to helping benefit the lives

of others.

“To raise over $10,000 for

CanTeen and the Cancer Society

has to be one of the greatest

things I’ve ever been involved

in,” she said.

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OFF IT COMES: Elin Harris has

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to CanTeen which is the largest

amount Lincoln has ever

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Lemonwood Grove stage one

build almost complete

Stage One of the Lemonwood Grove/Te Uru Tarata

build is nearing completion with the latest state

Primary School set to open its doors to year 1 to 8

learners on 30 January 2017.

With the exponential growth in Rolleston in recent

years, particularly since the earthquakes, more and

more young families are choosing to live in this area,

and the Ministry of Education has addressed the

continual pressure for the provision for compulsory

education.

Situated in the Faringdon subdivision, Stage One will

initially cater for up to 450 students with Stage Two

accommodating a further 300 primary-aged children.

The 4ha site on East Maddisons Rd will also be the

home base for Waitaha School and satellite site for

the RTLB Support Service (Resource Teachers for

Learning and Behaviour).

The name Lemonwood Grove/Te Uru Tarata is the

name gifted to the school by Te Tāumutu, our local

iwi. The lemonwood tree grew prolifically in the area

in earlier times.

Establishing a new primary school from scratch

has been no mean feat. Since September 2015 an

establishment board of five Ministerial appointed

trustees led by chairperson Tracey Riley, supported by

senior education adviser Linda Youl and designated

governance facilitator Maureen Kerr, have worked

tirelessly to bring the project to fruition. This month the

Establishment Board of Trustees (EBoT) celebrated

its first year of operation and found it rewarding to

reflect back on the progress achieved during the past

12 months.

The EBoT is extremely pleased to have worked with an

amazing project team, led by architects Stephenson

and Turner, Southbase Construction and Ministry of

Education project manager Sonny Sun. “It has been

an exciting task creating a high quality new school for

the community,” says Linda Youl.

One of the first and most important tasks for the EBoT

was the appointment of the foundation principal. The

board was delighted to appoint former Ladbrooks

School principal Sean Bailey to this position. Sean has

worked closely with the trustees to appoint his senior

leaders deputy principal Nick Gunn, team leader Jenni

Hodgkinson and office manager Sarah Lewell, with two

more teacher appointments about to be announced.

The establishment board has focused on setting

a very clear strategic vision for the school.

“Our collective vision has led to board cohesion

and has made decision making a rewarding and

streamlined process,” says EBoT member Rachel

Maitland. The mission statement “The best of you as

you” describes how the uniqueness of every learner

will be highly fostered and valued within a nurturing

safe community. “As a board and leadership team

we ensure the learner is at the centre of all decision

making and planning,” says Tracey Riley. The leadership

team have been developing their school curriculum to

reflect this expectation.

The board continues to work on formalising the

structures and systems required for the founding

of the new organisation. Enrolments have opened

with Angus being the first student on the roll. “The

continual focus on providing the best environment for

the children means as a parent of a future pupil, I know

my child’s learning is in the best of hands,” says EBoT

member Drew Winter.

The EBoT will hand over its office to a parent-elected

board in May 2017. If you are a potential parent

of Lemonwood Grove School, you might consider

standing for this important role.

“Our next big step is opening day – and we cannot

wait,” says EBoT member Rebecca Scott.

To learn more about the new Lemonwood Grove

School – Te Uru Tarata, you can view their website at:

www.lemonwoodgrove.school.nz, or email Sean Bailey

at principal@lemonwoodgrove.school.nz.

Enrolments are open now.

Enrolment meetings can be arranged by emailing

Sean: principal@lemonwoodgrove.school.nz

Lemonwood Grove School

540-546 East Maddisons Road, Rolleston

www.lemonwoodgrove.school.nz


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Tuesday September 20 2016

SELWYN TIMES

News

Let the games begin in

The Hororata Highland Games was the brainchild of a

group of residents wanting to raise money to rebuild morale

and their community facilities following the September

2010 earthquake. Six years later, more than 10,000 people

are expected to head to the games in November. Bridget

Rutherford reports

Sixty kilometres west of

Christchurch is a little rural

township sitting at the edge of

the Canterbury Plains.

You would be forgiven if you

thought it was sleepy.

It was badly hit in the

September 2010 and February

2011 earthquakes.

As a result, its stone Anglican

church was damaged and

boarded up, its hotel was too

costly for the publican to repair

and was sold, its hall is still being

used but needs repairs, and the

district’s homesteads bore the

brunt of the quakes.

But for the past year, 200

volunteers having been busy

organising the Hororata

Highland Games.

Come November 5, more than

9000 people will head to the

domain to watch, take part and

enjoy the games – the largest in

New Zealand.

They say all good ideas are

hatched over a nice glass of wine,

and the highland games was no

exception.

Dee Innes, a Windwhistle

farmer who has been involved in

the community for 30 years, was

on the founding committee that

set up the Hororata Community

Trust, which runs the games.

It was formed following the

September 2010 earthquake.

However, the group of 10 people

were used to working together

before that.

In February 2010, the group

was raising money for both St

John’s Anglican Church and

Christ Church Cathedral.

“It was because Peter Beck

[former Christ Church Cathedral

dean] had told us the Cathedral

was costing $30,000 a day or

week to run, so it was thought we

could help with that and, at the

same time, help St John’s,” Mrs

Innes said.

Ironically, both churches were

in better shape then than they

are now – the Cathedral’s future

is still unclear, and St John’s is

still boarded up after its bell

tower collapsed through the roof.

On September 4 that year, the

7.1 magnitude earthquake hit,

and the following day the group

members decided they better get

back together, Mrs Innes said.

The Hororata Community

Trust was born and, in turn,

the highland games, which has

steadily grown from about 3000

BUSY: The Hororata Highland Games has grown from about

3000 people coming in its first year, to 9000 last year.

MUSCLE: Last year’s Oceania Heavyweight Championship was won by Ruben De Jong (above

right), who also competes in the Hororata stones competition. Among other delicacies, Hororata

whisky can be bought at the games.

PHOTOS: MURRAY IRWIN

people at its inaugural event in

2011 to 9000 last year.

“We were a group that were

used to working together. I

think that was why we were so

lucky to organise a large event

afterwards,” Mrs Innes said.

“It would be fair to say the

trust was founded with the

rebuild of St John’s in mind.”

The money raised by the trust

goes back into the community,

but the idea to start the highland

games was not just for residents,

she said.

“I think people were looking

for something different and

something to get their mind off

the earthquakes and looking to

get out of Christchurch.”

Mrs Innes organises the stalls

at the games, which sell clothes,

craft, wood craft, jewellery,

leather and food.

There were usually about 100

stalls there and perhaps one

of the most popular sells the

Hororata tartan and whisky.

“They are very popular indeed.”

The tartan fabric was gifted to

the community in 2012 by the

Scottish Tartans’ Authority and

the whisky – Hororata blend

and Hororata single malt – come

from Adelphi Distillery in Scotland.

The trust members enjoy a

brew or two together, Mrs Innes

said.

“It’s been known to happen.”

Event manager Cindy Driscoll

is coming into her third year of

organising the event. However,

she was around when it all began.

The idea was hatched alongside

a “good glass of wine”, she said.

“The group thought we need

to do something to raise some

money for our community and

bring everyone together,” she

said.


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Hororata

ACHIEVERS

Effort to save eels earns award

A SPRINGSTON School pupil

who created a children’s book

encouraging people to save the

longfin eel has won a digital art

award.

Year 4 pupil Frida Peltzer won

the digital art section for Year

4-6 pupils at the DigiAwards

which were held at the Aurora

Centre, Burnside High School, on

Wednesday.

The theme for the competition,

organised by CORE Education,

was ‘be the change’ and children

from all over Canterbury entered.

For her entry, Frida first used

the Piktochart computer programme

to create an infographic

with information about longfin

eels before writing a picture

ebook for young children using

Google Slides and iBooks.

She drew all the images in her

ebook and infographic herself

using Google Drawing’s tricky

‘curve tool’.

Her story focussed on the eels’

life cycle.

Frida wants people to know

how special eels are, as well as

the many ways we can help save

them.

RURAL: There will be sheep shearing demonstrations during

the highland games.

“They had no idea how successful

it was going to be.”

Competitors come from all

over New Zealand and Australia

to compete in the Gough

CAT Oceania Heavyweight

Championship, which includes

traditional Scottish events such

as the caber toss, and Hororata

stones competition.

Other popular events include

the Hororata pie eating competition,

the kilted mile, Southfuels

tug o’ war, as well as the piping,

drumming and highland dancing

competitions.

Mrs Driscoll said organisers

try and come up with fresh ideas

for the games each year.

She said one of the new events

this year would be the Gough

CAT vehicle pull, which is open

to teams of five.

Contestants have to pull a

vehicle with a digger and trailer

along a track, and the fastest

teams wins a $500 cash prize.

Bike polo is another new addition

and a special guest will join

on the day to judge the piping

competitions.

Kyle Warren – who is a member

of the Red Hot Chilli Pipers

and, more recently, recorded

pipes on the Disney Pixar Oscarwinning

movie Brave – will

judge.

Mrs Driscoll said the event

wasn’t just about raising money,

it was about raising the profile of

the community.

“It takes 200 volunteers to

make this event happen, but you

can feel the passion that goes

into it because it’s led by the

community,” she said.

“If we get 10,000 people this

year, we’ll be happy.”

•Tickets for the Hororata

Highland Games can be

bought online at www.

eventfinda.co.nz/2016/

hororata-highland-games/

hororata. The event’s

official print media sponsor,

Star Media, will have a stall

with an interactive display

for readers. Coverage of

the games will air on CTV’s

Rural New Zealand on

November 9.

ENVIRONMENTAL

MESSAGE:

An image from

Springston School

pupil Frida Peltzer’s

ebook on longfin

eels.

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MULTI-TALENTED: Sisters Danella

Smithies, 17, second from left, and Sophie

Smithies, 16, were presented with

Duke of Edinburgh Awards by mayor

Kelvin Coe, left, and Joshua Foundation

director Chris Allen, right, at the

district council meeting on Wednesday.

To earn the awards, the girls had

to be recognised for a service, a skill,

physical recreation activity and an expedition.

For the expedition both completed

a 210km cycle trip. Danella’s

skill was piano, her physical recreation

activity was cycling and volunteering

in the English language room at

Canterbury University was her service.

Sophie’s skill was learning the Hebrew

language, her physical recreation activity

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Tuesday September 20 2016

Our People

SELWYN TIMES

Jack Lopas

World champion rower has eye

Little River’s Jack Lopas

has just returned from

the World Rowing Junior

Championships with

a gold medal hanging

around his neck, and he is

straight into NCEA study.

Bridget Rutherford spoke

to him about beating his

crewmate at Maadi Cup,

and holding the unofficial

national record for his

2km ergometer

So you’ve just won gold in the

double sculls – how does it feel

to be a world champion?

I’ve actually been asked that a

lot, but it’s kind of hard because

it doesn’t really feel that much

different. It’s a funny feeling

thinking you’re the top in the

world in your event.

Can you run me through the

race?

It was really rough at race

time, so we had to take that into

account. We’ve always been a bit

slower off the start, so we just

stuck to our guns and focused

on our middle kilometre. We

took the lead in the third 500m

just after the 1km mark, which is

where we wanted that to happen.

What was running through

your mind at the start line, were

you nervous?

I was the most nervous in the

heats because you don’t know

what to expect. I was a bit shaky,

and with the rough conditions

it was another thing resting on

your mind.

What about when you crossed

the finish line?

It was a huge relief for all that

stress to be over and not having

to worry about the result. It

was a pretty unreal feeling. It’s

painful during the race but after

winning you feel like it wasn’t

too bad and it was all worth it.

Did you have a bit of a chance

to catch up with some of the

competitors from the other

countries you were racing afterwards?

ACHIEVEMENT: Jack Lopas, 17, who studied at Lincoln High

School, but is now at Christchurch Boys’ High School, hopes to

compete at the Olympics.

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

We caught up with the Italy

and Germany crews on the

podium, and you have a big shirt

swap with the other countries.

A lot of them will return to

other world champs. I talked to

a couple of guys from last year

as well.

So this is your second year of

competing at juniors?

Yep, I was in the reserve double

last year. We still raced and got

second in the B final. It was

good motivation to come back

this year, and it makes it a lot

easier racing once you’ve done

it already. You have a bit more

experience.

When did you begin rowing?

I started at the end of third form.

I’ve done four years of it now.

So you were at Lincoln

High School before shifting

to Christchurch Boys’ High

School, why the shift?

It was for the rowing – I was

GOING FOR GOLD: Jack Lopas and Lenny Jenkins racing in the

World Rowing Junior Championships.

PHOTO: ROWING NEW ZEALAND

the only rower at Lincoln, so I

was doing it once a week down

at Kerrs Reach with one other. I

started at boys’ high in 2013 – in

year 10. My mum and dad both

rowed and I have a couple of

uncles who did, and my granddad

rowed for New Zealand. So

I thought I might do it. I enjoyed

doing it by myself, but I felt like

I needed to be doing it with a

group. My parents both rowed

at club level and got a couple of

national medals.

And you would have been to a

couple of Maadi Cups, how did

you go in those?

I’ve been to three. I didn’t

make Maadi in my first year. But

in my first season competing

I got a bronze in the under-16

quadruple sculls and then the

next year I got silver in the

under-17 double sculls, under-17

quadruple sculls and in the

under-18 quadruple sculls. In my

last season this year, I got gold

in the under-18 single, double

and quad, and a bronze in the

under-18 eight.

At Maadi the under-18 eights

are the big races to win – which

medal did you enjoy winning

the most?

I think the quad. I was the

most excited after winning it

because it’s a group of four mates

who train together the whole

season.

What’s your favourite boat to

race?

I’d say the double; I’ve always

clicked in the double.

And you’re the national record

holder for your age group

for the 2km erg, that’s pretty

impressive, what was your

time?

I don’t know if it’s actually

official, but I pulled 5min 57sec.

I’ve always progressed with

each erg, I’ve never gone

backwards.

You beat Olympic champion

Hamish Bond’s time didn’t you?

I pulled faster than Hamish

Bond’s time when he was my

age. I think Eric Murray and

Hamish Bond pull around the

5min 42sec mark.

Do you remember what your

very first erg was in your novice

season?

It was 7min 50sec. I wouldn’t

say the 2km erg is the worst part

of rowing, but it’s not very enjoyable.

It gets blown up to be such

a big thing.

So you’re from Little River

aren’t you?

Yes, I live about 4km from the

township on a lifestyle block. I

actually went into Little River

School when I got back, because

my mum teaches there and had

been keeping the kids updated.

I went in and had a chat to all

the kids and took in my medal. I

went there from year 1-8, and my

younger brother is still there.


SELWYN TIMES Tuesday September 20 2016 19

on Olympics after doubles win

GOLD: Little River’s Jack Lopas (left) and Whakatane crewmate Lenny Jenkins in Rotterdam, the

Netherlands, where they won gold in the double sculls.

PHOTO: ROWING NEW ZEALAND

How many siblings do you

have?

I’ve got an older sister and

three younger brothers. We are

quite a big rugby family, all of

my brothers made Ellesmere

representative teams and two of

them made Canterbury Country

teams.

Do you play rugby yourself?

I used to play, last year was the

first year since I was four that I

haven’t played because I couldn’t

due to juniors. I did miss it, I

was watching all of my brothers’

games. I was playing prop in the

Boys’ High 16As before I stopped

playing.

Training must take up a lot

of your time, can you run me

through the training you do?

We probably do 10-12 trainings

a week. We always have Sunday’s

off. But we train most mornings

and some afternoons we have

two trainings. So we might do

one gym session and one session

on the water on an afternoon.

You get into the swing of it. It’s

a similar number of trainings to

school rowing, but it’s just a lot

more intense, and there is a bigger

picture to it.

And you go up and train in

Cambridge leading up to the

junior champs don’t you?

After you get selected you come

back down for two months and

do your own training, then you

go back up for two months for

training. I was lucky because I

had done it before, but you do

miss being at home with your

family and at school.

And by the sound of your

training schedule you will be

eating your mum out of house

and home, how much do you

have to eat to fuel your body?

She does notice the difference.

But I have three brothers

so they eat a lot too. You just

have to chuck in more pasta and

potatoes. Up north we would eat

two breakfasts and a full lunch

and a big dinner, then a couple

of extra bits in the middle, like a

banana and honey sandwich or

something.

So what about your double

partner, did you know him

before this year?

I met him last year at Maadi,

he beat me in all three of those

events I got silver in. He was in

juniors last year as well. But I

versed him this year at Maadi

and beat him in all three events

and he got silver in all of them.

So it was quite funny.

What are your goals with

rowing?

I think one day I do want to

compete at the Olympics but

that’s quite a few years away and

there’s a long road ahead.

Where did you compete last

year? You must have to do a fair

THEY’VE DONE IT: The teammates celebrate after winning

gold.

PHOTO: ROWING NEW ZEALAND

bit of fundraising to get over

there?

It was in Rio last year. We did

have to do fundraising, I had a

Givealittle page. The support I

got from the Little River community

was just so good. I came

straight back from Rotterdam

this year to get back to school.

So you’re in your last year

of school currently, have you

decided what you will do when

you finish?

I think I’ll focus on this next

rowing season, and make a decision

then.

And when you’re not rowing,

or training or at school, what

you like to do in your spare

time?

I do a lot of work for granddad

in Clarkville, just helping him

out. And hanging out with my

brothers – I try to get to as much

of their sport as I can, because

they make it to mine. But between

school and rowing, there’s

not a lot of spare time.


20

Tuesday September 20 2016

Your Local Views

Health and safety rules

endanger businesses

Hororata-based Selwyn

Sawmills is closing due

partly to the costs of

meeting new health and

safety requirements.

Co-owner

AJ Halliday

writes about

the need to

find a sensible

balance on

health and

safety matters

Having watched the politicisation

of Health and Safety for

the last several years, it comes

as little shock to most of the

‘doers’ (primary producers and

manufacturers) to see established

family businesses being

forced to close their doors due to

restrictive and expensive edicts

from Worksafe NZ.

In my experience, there is a

huge disparity between what the

legislators (ie career bureaucrats

in Wellington who have never

picked up a chainsaw or driven

a forklift) consider ‘safe’ and

‘actual’ risk.

To judge actual risk, you need to

be reasonably knowledgeable in

the operation of a process and

the machine involved.

Is the ‘safest’ option for a

fencer not to use a post driver

because he can’t guard it to the

level demanded by Worksafe?

How does this affect his productivity

and efficiency if he has to

dig the holes by hand? Is he not

at further risk of back injury by

digging these holes? And what

about the cost to the economy

of this labour intensive process

– fencing prices would treble!

(And seriously, how would you

guard a post driver anyway?)

One inspector from Worksafe

commented to me that ‘administrative

controls’ (procedures

and techniques to minimise

risk) are not acceptable anymore.

For hundreds of agricultural

and manufacturing processes,

administrative controls are the

only tools available to the business

owner.

Ear muffs are considered

an administrative control to

reduce noise in processes where

machinery simply can’t be reengineered

to create less noise.

So to follow this argument to

its logical conclusion, should

every work venture that involves

chainsaws be banned despite

being one of the most effective

tools ever invented?

In my eyes, primary producers

are the backbone of the New

Zealand economy and despite

Government assurance that it

is trying to stimulate growth in

the regional economy, it appears

there is very little incentive to

continue employing people, paying

taxes and rising compliance

costs, and generally contributing

to nationwide fiscal health

through rates, insurance and

banking.

I have a strong personal belief

in Health and Safety, but with

the punitive approach exhibited

by Worksafe, how do you fight

to save a marginal business, and

equally, why would you bother?

Lincoln car parks debate

Lynn Townsend

(right) responds to

Spokes Canterbury

chairman Don

Babe’s view on

the removal of car

parking on the main street

of Lincoln in last week’s

edition

It seems a shame that Don

Babe feels as bad as he does about

visiting Lincoln township.

All because there are too many

cars and not enough people??!!

If you want to get to know people

you need to make the effort

to fraternise and socialise with

them. They won’t come to you!!

When I go to Lincoln I don’t go

to watch cars go by or park either.

I go, because I want to conduct

some business in one of the

shops, perhaps have a convivial

ale in the local hostilery , post

a letter, and more often than

not say gidday to a friend who I

might not have seen for a while.

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But there is one thing that

frustrates me more than anything

else, when I visit my beloved

Lincoln town, and that is when I

cannot get a car park within the

close proximity of where I want

to go. This situation is getting

progressively worse. How will it

be when we have two cycleways

on Gerald St at the expense of 75

car parks.

I won’t be able to meet my

friends will I – because I am

damn sure I won’t be biking

there.

I don’t know about car parking

in New York but I do know something

about it in Lincoln.

I think the best example of

what car parks can do for a business

is the Lincoln Supermarket.

How that business has grown

since it was surrounded in car

parks. Always lots of cars there.

Not many bikes.

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week go to www.starmedia.

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Reader viewpoints

Courtenay resident Ronder

McKinlay writes on the

Prebbleton Tavern winning

it’s appeal against the

Selwyn District Licensing

Committee’s decision

to prevent it advertising

We said:

A Rolleston doctor has

said free visits for under

13-year-olds is leading to

appointments being taken

by children who don’t need

to see a doctor. Dr Philip

Schroeder suggested this is

taking appointments from

those in greater need when

he spoke to The Selwyn

Times about the issue.

You said:

Shannon Burrows: And it’s

freeing up the acute services. It’s

meaning people are seeking help

if they are unsure... instead of

only if they can afford to which to

me means everything. It means

that one very poorly child that

needs attention will hopefully get

the help they need where as before

they missed out... Sometimes

with dire consequences

Debbie Q Simmons: Didn’t

take long for this to come up. It’s

all about the money the health

CARE doesn’t exist and hasn’t

for many years now. I think the

doctors should stop complaining

and do the job they signed up for

alcohol prices outside:

It is my view that the decision

to allow the Prebbleton Tavern

(or any other tavern) signs advertising

alcohol is the correct one.

What a waste of taxpayers and,

I suspect, ratepayers money.

Health Care not care about your

bank account.

Amy Curtis: End of the day

any patient that comes in ‘needs’

the appointment. Weather the

doctor thinks more children

are coming in because it’s free

or not. I take my children to the

doctors when I’m not sure if they

are ok.....That’s what doctors are

there for. Weather it’s free or not

I’m booking that appointment.

They might get checked and be

ok but how am I meant to know?

I’m not, because I’m not the doctor.

Better to be safe than sorry.

That’s what doctors are there for

after all. Complain they will but it

won’t change a thing.

Power of education

Amy Adams

Selwyn MP

A GOOD education can give

any child from any background

the opportunity to get ahead

and make the most of their life.

The Government understands

the value of education in influencing

the long-term outcomes

for our children, which is why

we have increased the education

budget by 35 per cent during our

time in Government.

Research shows the early

years are particularly important,

which is why we have more

than doubled spending on early

childhood education. We have

also increased spending on special

education learning support

by 30 per cent.

On top of the $1.35 billion

schools receive now in operational

grant funding, we are

investing $43 million over four

years to support students from

disadvantaged backgrounds.

This funding will be allocated

to state and state-integrated

schools to support around

133,000 students across New

Zealand who have lived in

benefit-dependent households

for 75 per cent of either the first

five years of their life, or for the

last five years.

We are targeting financial

support to these students because

we know they’re at risk of

educational under-achievement.

Here in Canterbury there are

11,649 students who fit into this

category. The Government is

allocating a total of $1,081,493

in extra funding, which will be

divided amongst the 269 schools

these students attend.

Lower decile schools will in

general benefit more from the

targeted increase. This is to be

expected because these schools

have more of their students in

the target group.

This initiative demonstrates

the Government’s willingness

to think outside the square and

do things differently to try and

improve the outcomes for those

kids who face the most challenges.

Another new approach that

is aimed at raising student

achievement is the Government’s

$359 million ‘Investing in

Educational Success’ initiative.

Under this initiative, more than

1260 schools and 18 early childhood

education providers across

the country have now formed

communities of learning to work

together to overcome challenges

they have identified for their

students.

In the Selwyn electorate, 23 of

the 38 schools are members of

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What this means is students

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teaching practices, resources,

and expertise. Teachers from

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outcomes in the classroom.

Getting the right resources to

the right kids is an essential part

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SELWYN TIMES

Have your say in our

future by voting

Voting papers are being posted to registered electors in Selwyn this week for local elections. The

local elections are held by postal vote.

Voting papers must be returned by 12 noon on Saturday 8 October – please post your voting

papers back promptly to ensure your vote counts or return them to a ballot box at a Council

service centre.

Local councils provide a wide range of services that you use every day – from libraries, to roads,

water, parks, events, building consents and community centres – so it’s important to vote on who

you want to represent you.

In Selwyn, you will be voting for the Mayor, local ward Councillors and if you live in Malvern ward,

Malvern Community Board members. You will also vote for one Environment Canterbury Councillor

to represent the mid Canterbury Area, and for seven Canterbury District Health Board members who

are elected at large from across Canterbury. Your voting papers include candidate profile information

to help you decide who you want to vote for and instructions on how you can vote.

If you haven’t received your voting papers by this Friday 23 September please

contact the Council so we can issue special voting papers to you. Electoral

staff can mail voting papers to you or you can visit the Council’s Rolleston

Headquarters or Darfield, Leeston or Lincoln Library and Service Centres to

collect your papers. If you have any questions about the election and voting,

please contact Electoral Officer Douglas Marshall on 347 2701.

Share your photos of Rolleston’s past

Selwyn Libraries are inviting local residents to find photos from Rolleston’s past and present and have

them digitised for display at the Rolleston 150th celebrations.

Rolleston Library will host a digitisation day on Sunday 25 September from 1-5pm.

“We’re looking for photos from Rolleston’s past, along with recent images to be considered for display at

the Rolleston 150th celebration in October,” says Selwyn Libraries Manager Vicki Carlyon.

“The images will help create a story about Rolleston’s origins and how the town has developed over

time,” she says.

“To help develop the presentation we would like a variety of images

from the past and present which will appeal widely to people. These

could include photos of local landmarks like schools, major shops

and parks, people at work and at play, important events in our

history and other images that create a picture of what life was and

is like in Rolleston.”

People are invited to bringing along images, slides and negatives

they have at home which will be of interest to the wider public so

that they can be digitised. To participate in the day people also

need to sign a digitisation agreement allowing libraries to keep a

copy of images in Selwyn Libraries digital collection for future use.

Alternative scanning arrangements may need to be made for large

collections which can’t be scanned on the day.

Normal library services will also be available at the event so people

can browse for books and enjoy a coffee. Anyone who would like

a digital copy of their image will need to bring a USB stick with

enough memory capacity.

Water supply upgrades add

capacity and improve quality

Water supply improvements are helping to provide higher quality

water for our growing population.

The Council is part way through a programme to add capacity to

water supply systems in high growth areas and to improve water

treatment quality for a number of smaller townships.

Since 2015, Rolleston, Prebbleton and Lincoln have all had

new bores added to supply these areas. Another bore has been

developed at West Melton which is expected to start operating

by summer. A new deep well has been drilled at Edendale which

replaces the existing well, as dropping groundwater levels indicated

the bore would soon go dry.

In Doyleston, a second pipe was constructed in 2015 to connect

the town’s reservoir to the pipeline supplying the town from Leeston

and more tank storage has been provided for Doyleston’s supply.

These are helping to provide Doyleston with more consistent water

pressure. In Leeston an upgrade to the well and a new high capacity

pump has also been completed which provide both Leeston and

Doyleston township water supplies with more capacity.

While Council water supplies now have extra capacity, water use is

also affected by groundwater levels and Environment Canterbury

consent limitations on water takes. In August, Environment

Canterbury warned that Canterbury was experiencing its third year

of dry weather, with most wells it monitors showing low or very low

groundwater level and some wells at their lowest levels in the 30

years it had been recoding data. In dry summers, Council water

supplies are managed to ensure that household water use is given

priority over providing water for watering lawns. With the current low

groundwater levels, water restrictions are likely to be imposed over

late spring and summer.

In Springfield, a new UV treatment and filtration upgrade has been

designed to improve water quality. Currently the water is treated by

chlorination. The UV treatment system is expected to be completed

by June 2017. UV treatment systems are also being planned for

Sheffield and Hororata water supplies.

Currently, the Council uses a variety of water treatment methods

for our 30 water supplies and all supplies have Water Safety Plans

approved by Canterbury District Health Board which set out water

treatment standards. Treatment methods used in various supplies

include secure ground water (to meet New Zealand Drinking Water

Standards), UV and filtration, and chlorination of the Acheron,

Castle Hill, Dalethorpe, Hororata and Springfield supplies.

Rolleston 150th

event programme

Friday 14 October

Opening Evening 7pm – 11pm

Official opening

Photo displays

Supper and refreshments

Kids movie 7pm

At Rolleston Community Centre, G-rated

Saturday 15 October

Rolleston Show and CultureFest 10am – 4pm

Trains, vintage and classic cars

Exhibits, food and market stalls, performances and entertainment

Evening Dine and Dance 7pm - Midnight

Meal and music by local providers

Tickets for sale – contact rolleston150@gmail.com

Sunday 16 October

Street parade 10am

New Zealands

Youngest old town

Council Call

Selwyn District Council

Norman Kirk Drive Rolleston

Ph 347 2800 or 318 8338

Rolleston Library

Rolleston Drive, Rolleston

Ph 347 2880

Darfield Library & Service Centre

1 South Terrace, Darfield

Ph 318 7780

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Notices

DOG MICROCHIPPING

If your dog was first registered

after 30 June 2006 and is not a

working dog, the law requires

them to be microchipped. This

free monthly service is available

on Friday 30 September at:

· Lincoln – from 9-9.30am

· Leeston – from 10.15-10.45am

· Darfield – from 11.30am-12pm

· Rolleston – 12.45-1.15pm

Please note:

· Sessions last for only 30

minutes

· The Rolleston venue is

in Norman Kirk Drive (off

Rolleston Drive).

· Microchipping won’t occur if

wet.

If you have any questions about

microchipping, please contact

Tracey on 347 2800 or 318

8338.

DISCONTINUANCE OF PART

STOCKWATER RACES

Ellesmere, Malvern and Paparua

Schemes.

Selwyn District Council advises

Meetings

Public Forums: Council,

Community Board and local

committee meetings are open

to the public. Time is available at

the start of meetings for people

to speak on matters of concern.

Please notify Bernadette Ryan

(Council), Kate Anderson

(Community Boards) or your local

committee at least three days

before the meeting.

Township, Hall and Reserve

Committees: To list or make

changes to meeting details, email

meeting.changes@selwyn.govt.

nz or phone 347 2800 or 318

8338 by 9am Wednesday the

week before publication.

COUNCIL & COMMUNITY

BOARDS

Unless stated meetings are held

at the Rolleston Council Building

Selwyn Central

Community Board

Wed 21 Sep 4.30pm

Is there an issue affecting your

community that you want to

bring to your Community Board’s

attention and find out how we

can help? See ‘Meetings’ for

information on our Public Forum.

Malvern Community Board

Mon 26 Sep 4pm

Glentunnel Hall

Is there an issue affecting

your community that you want

to bring to your Community

Board’s attention and find

out how we can help? See

‘Meetings’ for information on our

Public Forum.

Council Meeting

Wed 28 Sep 1pm

Selwyn Waihora Zone

Committee

Tue 4 Oct 1pm

On the roads this week

its intention to discontinue the

following sections of water

races, pursuant to the Local

Government Act 2002:

Paparua

1. Closure of 0.2km of race

through one property between

Jones Road and SH1 east of

Curraghs Rd (Council)

Malvern

2. Formalise the closure of 1km

of race through one property

on the intersection of Creyke

Road and Miles Road (Schnel)

Ellesmere

3. Closure of 2km of race

through two properties north

of Southbridge Leeston Road

(Lill)

These closures are considered

to be of low significance and

do not alter the intended level

of service of the overall water

race schemes. Directly affected

ratepayers have agreed to close

these water races. Detailed

information including location

maps can be found online at

Industrial Park Project Team

Thurs 6 Oct 12pm

Izone Café Meeting Room

Due to commercial sensitivity,

the public may be excluded

from part of or all of the

meeting. Enquiries to Property

and Commercial Manager,

Douglas Marshall

LOCAL COMMITTEES &

ASSOCIATIONS

Coalgate/Glentunnel Reserve

Management Committee

Thurs 22 Sep 8pm

Coalgate Fire Station

Coalgate Township Committee

Tue 20 Sep 7.30pm

Coalgate Fire Station

Darfield Recreation &

Community Centre Committee

Mon 3 Oct 7.30pm

Darfield Recreation Centre

Darfield Township Committee

Thurs 22 Sep 7.30pm

Darfield Recreation Centre

Note change of date and venue

Dunsandel Community

Committee

Mon 3 Oct 7.30pm

Dunsandel Hotel

Glenroy Community

Hall Committee

Tue 20 Sep 8pm

Glenroy Community Hall

Glentunnel Township Committee

Mon 26 Sep 7.30pm

Glentunnel Hall

Hororata Citizens Committee

Tue 27 Sep 7.30pm

Hororata Hall

Hororata Reserve

Management Committee

Wed 5 Oct 7.30pm

Hororata Hall

www.selwyn.govt.nz/wrclosure

or can be viewed at Council

offices in Rolleston.

For more information or to

make a submission, contact

Jo Golden, Water Services

Engineer, phone 347 2800 or

waterraces@selwyn.govt.nz by

14 October 2016.

MOBILE LIBRARY

TIMETABLE

New members welcome -

sign up for a library card on

the bus. Call our friendly

driver on 021 773 400

Wednesday 21 September

Rakaia Huts 9.30-10am

Southbridge School

10.45am-12pm

Thursday 22 September

Prebbleton Tavern 4-6 pm

Monday 26 September

Ako Rolleston 10.30-11am

Selwyn Kids 1.30-2pm

Rolly Kids 2-2.30pm

Tuesday 27 September

Glenroy Hall 11.40-12.10pm

Glentunnel Hall 3-3.30 pm

Kimberley Hall & Reserve

Committee

Tue 27 Sep 8pm

Kimberley Hall

Leeston Community Committee

Mon 3 Oct 7.30pm, Leeston

Library Community Room

Leeston Park Association

Mon 26 Sep 7.30pm

Leeston Park Pavilion

Lincoln Event Centre

Governance Committee

Wed 5 Oct 7pm

Lincoln Event Centre

Prebbleton Community

Association Inc.

Tue 20 Sep 7.30pm

Prebbleton Cottage

Rolleston Residents

Association Inc.

Mon 26 Sep 7.30pm

Rolleston Community Centre

Springfield Township

Committee

Tue 4 Oct 7.30pm, Tawera Hall

Springston Community

Committee

Mon 17 Oct 7.30pm

Springston Hall Supper Room

Triennial elections

Springston Hall Committee

Thurs 6 Oct 7.30pm

Springston Hall

Springston Recreation

Reserve Committee

Wed 21 Sep 7.30pm

Errol Tweedy Pavilion

Tai Tapu Community

Association Inc.

Wed 5 Oct 7.30pm

Tai Tapu Library

Windwhistle District Society

Incorp. - AGM

Thurs 13 Oct 7.30pm

Windwhistle School Library

Gravel and reshaping work will take place this week on North Rakaia Terrace. Footpath work continues

on Beaumont Drive in Rolleston, with the footpath closed while work progresses. Work to remove

sections of high shoulder to improve drainage, and other repairs, will be undertaken on Leaches Road

between Saunders and Sleemans Roads, and between Rockwood and Nelson Roads, with the road

remaining open. Maintenance grading will be continuing in high country areas and around Dunsandel

and Kirwee.

Selwyn Events

SAT-SUN

24-9

SEP-OCT

SATURDAY

24

SEPTEMBER

MON-FRI

26-30

SEPTEMBER

WEDNESDAY

28

SEPTEMBER

THURSDAY

29

SEPTEMBER

FRIDAY

30

SEPTEMBER

SATURDAY

1

OCTOBER

MONDAY

3

OCTOBER

The Breeze Walking Festival

Join one of over 50 spring walks in

Christchurch, Waimakariri & Selwyn.

Local walks are planned at Rakaia

Gorge (27 September) & Harts Creek

(29 September). For details & booking

see walkingfestival.co.nz

66th Spring Fair

St Johns Church Leeston, 9.30am

Home-made sweets, cakes, produce,

novelty items, bargain bin, book stall,

plants, sausage sizzle, Devonshire

Teas, ice-creams, face-painting,

bouncy castle, treasure hunt, raffles &

fun for all

Spring Pool Fest

Selwyn Aquatic Centre

Fun activities from 1-3pm, with

inflatables & volleyball (Monday),

paddleboats (Tuesday & Friday), small

inflatables (Wednesday) & Flippa Ball

(Thursday). Normal pool admission

prices apply, children under 8 require

parental supervision if in the main pool

Down by the Liffey

Gallery AGM

Lincoln Community Care, 7.30pm

All welcome. Lincoln Community

Care is located at 16 Lyttelton

Street, Lincoln

Family Fun Day

Lincoln Event Centre, 11am-2pm

Selwyn Parenting Network host a fun

day with entertainment, Magic show

(12.30pm), LEGO ®, face painting,

sports, bouncy castles, mega slide,

animals, fairy, balloon twisting & more.

BYO lunch & picnic. Entry by gold

coin. For details phone 021 268 8964

Blood Pressure & Stroke

Awareness Workshop

Lincoln Community Care, 1.30pm

Covers what a stroke is, what its

effects are, how to recognise & prevent

strokes. Free. A registered nurse will

offer free blood pressure checks

Bonsai Techniques

Workshop

Lincoln, 9.30am-12.30pm

An introductory workshop at Lincoln

Envirotown Community Gardens

with Tony Bywater. Phone 325

2193 to register by 26 September.

A $15 registration fee covers the

tree, potting mix, grow bags, wire &

morning tea

Lincoln Envirotown Meeting

Lincoln Event Centre, 7pm

Ben Wong from the Council will

talk about the development of the

walking & cycling network in Lincoln.

Followed by a Lincoln Envirotown

Meeting. All welcome

For information on listing a community event visit

www.selwyn.govt.nz/councilcall

Leeston Library & Service Centre

19 Messines Street, Leeston

Ph 347 2871

Lincoln Library & Service Centre

Gerald Street, Lincoln

Ph 347 2876

(03) 347 2800

Darfield call free 318 8338

www.selwyn.govt.nz


24

Tuesday September 20 2016

News

SELWYN TIMES

Trout released in Rakaia River

EFFORTS TO revive the Rakaia

River’s critically damaged brown

trout fishery received a boost

with 1200 of the fish released

into its lower reaches last week.

The release, in Bully Creek on

the river’s southern side, was part

of a research project launched

by North Canterbury Fish and

Game.

The fish were double tagged

to enable anglers to record the

locations of where they catch the

migratory fish.

A further 600 tagged fish are

expected to be released in Cold

Stream/Boat Creek, on the north

side of the river, on Thursday.

The Rakaia’s lower reaches had

historically been regarded as a

prolific brown trout fishery.

The gradual demise of brown

trout populations is thought to

be as a result of environmental

degradation of habitat, and the

dewatering of lowland streams

due to intensified farming

practices, coupled in the last two

years with low rainfall.

Recent winter fisheries closures

throughout the North Canterbury

area were implemented as

a measure to protect trout and

salmon breeding stocks.

North Canterbury Fish and

Game Chairman Trevor Isitt said

MAKING A SPLASH: Rakaia

residents Rodney McDowell

and Johnny Richards watch

the release of trout into Bully

Creek.

PHOTO: RICHARD

COSGROVE/FISH & GAME

staff had investigated several prospective

sites in the lower reaches

of the Rakaia before identifying

the two spring creeks.

“These sites may also be key

indicators of potential for further

enhancement programs in other

catchments in our region” Mr

Isitt said.

It is hoped the trout will

inhabit the release sites for a

few months before they

venture downstream to the

tidal areas and that they will

then return to the sites as adults

to spawn.

Fish & Game will implement

an extensive monitoring program

of the releases not only to

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Lincoln Golf Club results from

September 17.

Competition – stableford

Senior – J Brown 37, 1; S. Smith

36, 2.

Junior – A Holmes 38, 1; G

Richards 35, 2.

Nearest pin in one – junior – D.

Moore; senior – J Brown

Nearest pin in two – Junior – B

Goodhew; senior – J Brown

Twos – A Holmes (2), T

Gillespie.

Saturday pm

SPORTS

Ellesmere golf results

Ellesmere Golf Club results,

September 17, finals day.

Nine finals were played, with

other competitions completed in

advance as players qualified in

more than one final.

Results:

Men’s senior championship

– Paul Bailey

Men’s intermediate

championship – Aaron

Chapman

Men’s junior championship

– James Cochrane

Men’s president’s

championship – Johnny

V D Westhuizen

Ladies senior championship

– Jane Pangborn

(right)

Ladies intermediate

championship – Barbara Joyce

Lincoln golf results

Ladies junior championship –

Jan Walter

Men’s pairs championship –

John Brooker and Grant Clausen

Men’s Bonnington Cup – Darryl

Joyce

Ladies senior knockout –

Heather McKimmie

A stableford competition

was also held

for other members in

which more than 30

took part.

This was won by

Murray Hall 42 points,

Bruce McMillan, 2;

Steve Vivian, 3; Kevin

Gwatkin, 4.

Approximately 60

members enjoyed a

social evening after the

trophy presentation.

Senior – T Holland 37, 1; J

Berry 36 c/b, 2

Junior – M Morris 38, 1; R

McLaren 37, 2

Ladies – Mrs J Bond Net 34

Nearest pin in one – Junior, K

Griffiths; senior – M Bond

Nearest pin in two – Junior, R.

Sandford; senior – P Halliwell

Halswell Super Liquor: G Tipper

Twos – J Berry, Matt Eddy, M

Bond, G Tipper

The professionals putt – N

Banks

The Koru Games took place throughout Selwyn last week.

The top year 7 and 8 students from 45 schools throughout the South Island

competed in 10 events over three days.

The tournament was put together by the Selwyn Sports Trust and is aimed at

giving children the opportunity to compete at a level which will leave them better

prepared for future sporting endevours.

Go to selwynsportstrust.org.nz for the results

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by 5pm each Wednesday

GOOD DAY OUT: The Anglican Parish of Ellesmere’s 66th annual Spring Fair will be held at St

John’s Church on High St, Leeston, on Saturday, from 9.30am, with all the usual fair goodies

and loads of fun for all. Stalls will feature a variety of wares including home-made sweets,

cakes, pickles, jams and produce, novelty items, a bargain bin, book stall, plants, sausage sizzle,

Devonshire teas, ice-creams, face-painting, bouncy castle, treasure hunt, raffles and more. ​

Photography exhibition

Monday - Saturday, open

library hours

The Ellesmere Camera Club

are hosting an exhibition of

their work at the library. Take a

look at the calibre of photos the

members of the club can produce

and see if you’re interested

in joining. Email secretary@

ellesmerecameraclub.co.nz to

learn more about the Ellesmere

Camera Club.

Leeston Library, 19 Messines St.

Free entry

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First Aid Revalidation Course (6 hours)

Cost $120.00 per person (certificates must not

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Time: 8.30am – 3.15pm

Monday

26 September

3 October

17 October

Friday

7 October

28 October

4 November

Tuesday

11 October

25 October

1 November

Sunday

2 October

16 October

30 October

For bookings please call 0800 REDCROSS or 339-7111

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Small Works Show

Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-4pm

This exhibition features pieces

from many different artists and

their unique styles. Michael

Abrahamson, Anna Bowman,

Quilliam Collister, Jen Dearborn,

Amelia Jang, Barbara

Jaine, Olwyn McKinley, Joan

Pascoe and May Wright showcase

their work in water colours,

oils and acrylics.

Selwyn Gallery, 17 South Tce,

Darfield. Free entry.

I am Here

Wednesday-Sunday, 10am-

4pm

An exhibition showcasing art

from Frances Tennent-Brown,

Michael Springer and Susan Sky.

Down by the Liffey Gallery, 1

James St, Lincoln. Free entry

Wednesday

28 September

19 October

23 November

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Community bonfire

Friday, 6.30-8.30pm

Selwyn Wairewa Youth Trust

is hosting a community bonfire.

There will be hot and cold food

and drink for sale and fun

activities for people of all ages

to participate in. This will be an

alcohol-free event.

Lincoln Baptist Church, 530

Birches Rd, Lincoln. Free entry

Indoor bowls tournament

Saturday, 7.30pm

The tournament is a fundraising

event for St John ambulance

services. It is for teams of four

players, at least two of whom

must be non-competition players.

Each team will bring a plate

for suffer and an item or items

suitable for raffle.

Rolleston Community Centre,

94 Rolleston Drive. Entry $20 per

team, to register contact Walter

Town on 347 2190 or walter.

town@clear.net.nz

Markets this weekend

The local markets have a lot on

offer, from fresh produce to hand

made crafts.

West Melton Market: Saturday,

9am-12pm. St Paul’s

Church.

Lincoln Farmers’ and Craft

RED CROSS

Ensuring a safe work place

Learning first aid is not only a part of ensuring a safe

work place, but also an integral part of our engagement with the

wider community. We all learn the necessary skills to ensure that

in times of emergency we are able to assist our work colleagues,

but are we able to take these skills home, into the community or

on to the sports field?

not all work places are the same and the injury risk for each place

can be wide and variable. The office attended by administrators

does not carry the same risk as those people working with heavy

machinery, or perhaps at some distance from a regular ambulance

service. it is therefore essential that you pick the right first aid

course to suit all of your activities – both professional and social.

take, for example, an office worker who does not have a high

risk work environment and whose concern might be to ensure that

they can deal with minor cuts and superficial injuries, or the ability

to perform effective CPr. These skills can be achieved on a course

of eight hours duration and would generally fit into low to medium

risk area. But take this same person on to a sports field either as a

spectator or player when a higher level injury occurs. The eight

hour course covering unit standards 6402 and 6401 (or 26551 and

26552) does not cover head neck and spinal injuries, eye injuries,

Market: Saturday, 10am-1pm.

Gerald St, Lincoln.

Darfield Market: Saturday,

10- 2 pm, next to Farmlands on

South Tce, Darfield.

Edendale Car Boot Sale: Sunday,

10-3pm, Edendale Cafe, 888

Sandy Knolls Rd, West Melton.

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 5.40pm

starts at 6pm. 3km or 6km.

Starts from Malvern Netball

Centre.

Prebbleton Runners: Tuesday

registration from 6pm. 3km or

6km walk or run. Starts from

Prebbleton Reserve soccer

ground. Gold coin donations.

Ellesmere Road Runners:

Wednesday registration from

5.45 starts at 6pm. 3km or 6km

walk or run. Starts from Leeston

Physiotherapy.

hypothermia and poisonings.

The majority of injuries occur outside of the work place, in

fact one in three injuries occurs in the home, making it the most

common place for injuries to happen. new Zealand children

are twice as likely to die through injury as children who live in

australia. They mostly die as a result of motor vehicles accidents

or falls in the home. fatalities from leisure and sport are not far

behind those in the workplace.

The wider 12 hour course teaches the additional unit standard

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such as motor vehicle accidents.

if you are not sure on the course best suited to your needs, ask

your accredited first aid training provider. They can explain the

course content and give you options that will best suit your needs.

Look beyond the workplace and consider your family and your

location. Check that you have a good quality first aid kit that is

up-to-date with replenished items, and that everyone knows where

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Taste

Learning the art of savouring food

• By Catherine Gaffaney

MICHELLE Holland used

to “inhale” food. A busy

professional, she would eat on

the go or while doing three other

things at once.

In February, the 48-year-old

Christchurch sales consultant

who had spent her adult life

on different diets and exercise

regimes decided to try a mindful

eating course.

Mindful eating teaches that

people should meditate before

eating, use all the senses when

eating, and listen to the body

when it indicates it’s full.

“I have an hour commute each

morning and night so I would

often eat in the car. At work, if I

stopped for lunch, I’d be on my

phone and reading a newspaper

while I ate.

“I’d done mindfulness before

and found it really helpful, and

I wanted to eat less and lose

weight so I thought I’d give it a

go.

“I’ve lost 4kg since doing the

course and have kept the weight

off without consciously dieting

or exercising.”

Holland took part in a fourweek

introduction to mindful

eating course run by Mindfulness

Works. The course was

designed by Dr Heidi Douglass,

a clinical psychologist who based

the course on an American

mindful eating programme

created in 1999 for treatment of

bulimia.

“In the first class, we were

given three minutes to eat a

sultana,” Ms Holland said.

“The experience is so heightened.

The flavour burst was

insane. Then in another class,

we did the same with a potato

chip. All I could taste were the

chemicals.”

Ms Holland doesn’t always eat

mindfully since doing the course

but says her eating has slowed

HECTIC: Michelle

Holland would often

eat doing three other

things at one.

down a lot.

“You need less because you

experience more. I definitely

slow down and as a consequence

eat far less and feel satisfied for a

lot longer.

“It can be hard with my hectic

lifestyle to stop but I try to. If I

speed up, I often catch myself

and realise.”

Mindful eating teaches people

to use all their senses when consuming

meals.

Dr Douglass began the course

in Hamilton in May last year. It’s

now also available in other centres

and has attracted hundreds

of Kiwis wanting to lose weight

or change their relationship to

food.

“Some courses have had a lot

of people who are overweight,

others have had people who are

of a healthy weight but have

negative associations with food

and their body,” Dr Douglass

said.

Binge eating was often associated

with depression and

anxiety. “Just telling people to

eat healthier and exercise more if

they want to lose weight doesn’t

work for everyone,” Dr Douglass

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“It gives some people terrible

self-esteem when they fail to

do that. Mindful eating teaches

people to tap into their built-in

natural systems. They don’t have

to calorie count; they just have to

listen to their body.”

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Tuesday September 20 2016

Gardening

SELWYN TIMES

Art gives your garden a personal touch

WOULD YOU dare to buy a

friend or relative a piece of garden

art this Christmas?

The idea that you can make art

yourself for next to nothing is

not wishful thinking.

So if you find yourself at a

sculpture exhibition, or one of

the many garden festivals and

fetes that have sprung up, and

you see a toilet roll holder bolted

to what appears to be a concrete

drainage pipe lovingly smeared

in purple paint, for goodness

sake don’t imagine you could do

the same yourself. Just buy it and

get it home to rescue that desperately

dull stretch of griselinia.

But before parting with your

cash bear in mind: where you

are going to put it; what it will

look like when it is in place;

and if you know when to say

‘‘stop’’. As for that last point — a

garden crammed with art is as

disconcerting as a toilet plastered

with family photos: aunties and

nephews happily beaming down

at you and giving you claustrophobia

when all you wanted was

peace and quiet. Art, they tell

you, is very personal.

Not so in the garden, where

everyone invited around must

suffer or marvel at your personal

taste on show.

It pays to buy not what your

gut instinct says you love but

what will gel best with the geraniums.

Inside the house, most artworks

would look acceptable

displayed against a white wall but

in the garden you could say you

already have the art installed:

plants are like a painted canvas.

IMAGINATION: Give life to your garden. Intimate corners suit

trinkets.

So the art you bring home is really

more of a final brushstroke.

Big lawns thus require fat

installations at the end; intimate

corners suit tiny trinkets and

treasures.

Therefore you have to first

identify which particular spaces

need what — the garden’s overall

style and feel is as important as

the size and aspect of the spaces

inside.

Resist buying the art while

trusting you will find somewhere

to put it.

Plywood cutouts in various

settings will work well in particular

areas. A dark corner may

best be furnished with something

bright and shiny, while

another vista might be enhanced

with a see-through work that

comes to life in silhouette.

If your haven is bold, funky

and chunky you can’t insult it by

asking a flowery teapot to stay.

Busy pieces of sculpture look

best in simple settings but minimalist

pieces are strong enough

to cope with a little more froth

and flowers surfing around their

shores.

Your garden is a cake and

pieces of art like the birthday

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sure they match the icing, and

for goodness sake don’t put on

too many.

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SELWYN TIMES Tuesday September 20 2016 29

Cosmos bursts with

summer colour

• By Tod Palenski

THESE DAYS, garden design

seems to be all about simple foliage

and clean lines.

As much as I admire the

contemporary look, sometimes

I prefer a bit of wild flower-like

personality in my back yard.

That’s where the easy-to-grow

cosmos comes in to play.

Bursting with hot summer

colours and growing to around

1m tall, cosmos are no shrinking

violets.

In fact, I love the way they

sway gently in any summer

breeze.

These devil-may-care flowers

also come with easy growing instructions,

thriving in the heat of

summer and flourishing almost

anywhere, as long as it’s hot, dry

and sunny.

I’ve learned to give my cosmos

plenty of admiring glances

during the warmer months as,

like all annuals, they germinate,

flower and die within a season or

a year. But don’t fret – they also

pop up again each following year.

For me, cosmos look best

when grown en masse, creating a

COLOUR: Cosmos looks best when grown en masse.

sea of country-cottage colour. So,

I recommend getting your hands

on as many seedlings as you can

afford.

Once you’ve found a good spot

and you’re ready to plant these

American natives, add a good

general fertiliser, like nitrophoska

blue, to the soil to encourage

growth.

Then simply dig a hole (approximately

3cm deep) and

place your seedling inside. Plant

each subsequent seedling about

10cm apart, giving them space to

grow but ensuring they’re close

enough to support each other in

strong winds.

Next, layer newspaper around

your plants, and then cover it

with peastraw. This homemade

mulch will prevent your plants

drying out during the day and in

between watering sessions.

Voila – you’ll have a cosmos

floral fiesta in no time, and get

to enjoy an array of colour until

the first frost hits, usually around

June.

And if you really want to bring

the outside in, just a handful of

these long-stemmed beauties

look great in a tall vase (just don’t

forget to put them in a cool place

and change the water every two

to three days). You’ll be thanking

yourself for adding a bit of country

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Spring

Spring is such a fantastic

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Tuesday September 20 2016 31

ROLLESTON’S 150 YEAR CELEBRATIONS

A Community Event

Rolleston’s 150 year weekend will

celebrate the town and its people, from the

significant to the day-to-day happenings

that reflect its history.

To capture this, people are invited to

share their photos and stories by taking

them to the Rolleston Library on Sunday,

25 September, 1pm-5pm where each will

be scanned and immediately handed back

to the owner.

“We want photos of the experiences

and images of Rolleston over the years,

whether the effects of the earthquakes,

snow falling, farming, transport,

construction or people,” says Jeff Bland,

Chairman of the organising committee.

The photos will be used in the 150th

celebratory weekend exhibitions and will

also provide material for a book on the

history of Rolleston, to be written by local

Council historian, Wayne Stack.

Volunteers are also needed leading

up to and over the celebration weekend,

offering opportunity for enterprising

clubs to also engage in some fundraising.

If you can help email: rolleston150@

gmail.com.

People are invited to share their photos and stories by taking

them to the Rolleston Library on Sunday, 25 September, 1pm-5pm

A great weekend is planned from 14th-16th October

• Friday: Official Opening

Night and Mix & Mingle, at

the Community Centre, 7pm

onwards; exhibitions, Flying

Dixies Jazz Band, bar, nibbles

(free entry); sponsored by

Sicon.

• Saturday: The Rolleston

Show & Cultural Festival, cnr

Hoskyns & Jones Rd, 10am-

4pm, (free entry); sponsored by

Intelligro.

• Saturday: Rolleston

New World Dine and Dance,

tickets available from Council

reception or Amanda Smith

021 169 3193 or Raylene Clark

027 326 7461 ($60 per person);

generously sponsored by

Rolleston New World.

• Sunday: Grand Parade,

10am from Norman Kirk Drive

sponsored by Road Metals

Quarries.

Jeff Bland (left), Chairman of the

organising committee

Be part of our

celebration!

Register your vehicle from any era for

our 150th Parade and Show Day. Please

contact rolleston150@gmail.com or pick

up a registration form from the Selwyn

Council Office, Norman Kirk Drive,

Rolleston.

Volunteers

Needed

If you are interested in being

part of this wonderful celebration

either through your company or

just as an outstanding member

of our town, please contact the

Rolleston 150th Committee.

rolleston150@gmail.com or

Jeff Bland on 0273999206.

Programme of events

Friday 14 October 2016

Opening Evening 7pm – 11pm

• Official Opening

• Photo Displays

• Supper and Refreshments

Movie 7pm – 9pm

• Suitable for younger audience

Saturday 15 October 2016

Rolleston Show and CultureFest

Festival 10am – 4pm

• Trains, Vintage and Classic Cars

• Exhibits, Food and Market Stalls

• All Day Entertainment

Evening Dine and Dance

7pm - Midnight

• Meal and music by local providers

• Tickets for sale

Sunday 16 October 2016

Street Parade 10am

Saturday 15 October

Rolleston Community Centre

$60pp - two course meal

Tables of 10 available

Cash bar

Doors open 6.00pm - 11.30pm

6.30pm dinner is served

8pm dance the night away!

Tunes supplied by the Flying Dixies

and Ellesmere Show Band

Dress code: Black tie or period costume

Tickets available from Selwyn Disctrict Council reception or by phoning

Amanda Smith 021 169 3193 or Raylene Clark 027 326 7461


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Lincoln Hub to

safeguard NZ global

competitiveness

Facilitating innovation in the agricultural

sector is crucial if the industry is to meet

the challenge of safeguarding New Zealand’s

global competitiveness in the future.

That is the key principle behind Lincoln

Hub, the innovation network, education and

research precinct based at Lincoln, which

recently unveiled its new identity and gifted

name.

Lincoln Hub chairwoman Sue Suckling

said the Hub is set to deliver value to the

Canterbury region and New Zealand, as a

specialist network and innovation cluster

involving businesses, research and education

developing cutting-edge agribusiness

solutions.

Lincoln Hub’s proposition is strengthened

by having a research university at its core,

making education a key part of its focus, she

said.

“We aim to facilitate sustainable solutions

to agricultural problems and opportunities,

through growing an innovation precinct

at Lincoln and a global agricultural

science network. This will enable the

commercialisation of new ideas into

products and services, while capitalising on

New Zealand’s world-leading reputation in

agriculture.

“Lincoln Hub has grown from the idea

that to meet the challenges of the future, the

agricultural sector will need to innovate and

create new ways of doing things.”

The board of Lincoln Hub has formalised

the entity’s purpose, which is to be a gateway

for business and an industry-led organisation

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It will connect organisations to address the

need for sustainable agribusiness solutions

through collaborations, partnerships,

technology and testing environments,

adding value to producers, businesses and

scientific expertise, while providing unique

education opportunities, Ms Suckling said.

“Over the coming couple of years the

Lincoln precinct will grow to a huge

concentration of 900-plus agricultural

scientists– representing a very significant

resource.”

The hub will work and collaborate with

other similar entities around New Zealand

including Te Hono Movement, Callaghan

Innovation, Food HQ and other innovation

parks around New Zealand. These

connections will give Lincoln Hub a place in

not only New Zealand’s “agri ecosystem” but

also connections internationally.

Lincoln Hub, which has five founding

shareholders – Lincoln University,

AgResearch, Landcare Research, Plant &

Food Research and DairyNZ – has engaged

actively with local rūnanga Te Taumutu,

which has gifted the name He Puna Karikari.

The name is a metaphor for exploration,

cultivation and leadership in land, water and

natural resources. The word ‘puna’ is used in

the extended sense of a spring of knowledge,

a flow of knowledge, and a point of origin.

Karikari means to dig, to cultivate – and

reflects the fruit of that labour.

Lincoln Hub is in discussions with

several international businesses interested

in potential research collaborations and

educational opportunities, said Ms Suckling.

“We expect such partnerships to directly

benefit Canterbury and New Zealand. This

will come about through Lincoln Hub

assisting organisations to find the best team

to develop and commercialise science and

research innovations for the benefit of the

agricultural sector, improving productivity

and competitiveness,” said Ms Suckling.

In developing Lincoln Hub’s purpose,

the board took inspiration from successful

examples of innovation clusters overseas

including Wageningen University and

Research Centre in the Netherlands and

Norwich Research Park in the United

Kingdom.

“Overseas examples have shown that when

you bring industry, research and education

together, it creates an ideal environment for

innovation. We’re creating an ecosystem at

Lincoln that will draw on international best

practice and help increase New Zealand’s

global profile as a leader in agribusiness

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Control the controllables

tips at Dairy workshop

DairyNZ’s Tactics for Spring event to be

held in Culverden later this month is aimed at

helping farmers manage their pasture during

the most productive time of the year.

The event will be held on 27 September at

the Mossman property and is scheduled at

the beginning of the ‘money months’ when

more pasture will be grown and more milk

produced than any other time of the year.

With uncertainty around where milk prices

will go, DairyNZ research and development

general manager Dr David McCall is urging

farmers to focus on what they can control.

“Our research shows pasture, without any

input other than basic fertiliser, drives more

than 85 percent profit for most farms at a

$7.00 per kg MS milk price, but 98 percent at

a $4.00 milk price. So it makes sense to get our

focus clearly set on managing this important

feed source well – we’ve got to make the most

of it, particularly this spring,” says David.

“Profitable farmers, no matter what system

they run, have a ‘pasture first’ mentality. They

measure and work to optimise the cheapest

feed source – home grown pasture in spring,”

says David.

The events are focused on helping farmers

grow and harvest more spring pasture with

topics including optimising pasture growth,

managing pasture quality and effectively

incorporating crops into the system.

“Growing and harvesting an extra tonne

of dry matter that has already been paid for

can reduce costs by around $0.33 per kgMS –

pushing farms closer to breakeven or further

into profit.”

Tips for spring include:

• Act quickly to remove supplement when

balance date arrives.

• Balance date occurs when soil temperatures

are greater than 10 degrees Celsius and

pasture cover is at least 2,000kg DM/ha.

• Once balance date is achieved, pasture

will meet the nutrient needs of the cow

including getting them in calf. Supplement

will not improve reproduction if sufficient

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• Aggressively identify paddocks for

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One-stop home

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A coat of paint can revitalise a house and

while we might consider slapping the paint

on ourselves, the mess involved and skill

needed for a good job will have us looking for a

professional.

Finding an available painter and paperhanger

who will not only be reliable and affordable

but also do a good job without charging an

excessive rate for travel is not always easy.

A.Jay Services is a husband and wife business

based in Rolleston. They carry out painting,

wallpapering and plastering and will also

organise any electrical work and tiling if

required.

“As painters and paperhangers, we’re usually

the last on the job. If the other tradespeople

haven’t been reliable it impacts on our work.

We’ve linked up with other skilled tradespeople

so a top job is delivered on time,” explains

Andrea Scholey who along with husband Jason

runs A.Jay Services.

Service is the key word for A.Jay Services who

also shift furniture out of the way and relocate it

in the right place after the job is completed.

“One older client had many pictures on

the wall. After taking photos, we took each

one down before painting then went back the

next day to re-hang them. It took away any

inconvenience for our customer,” explains

Andrea

who says

their aim

is to under

promise

and over deliver.

With twenty seven years

in the industry, Jason who

learned his skills in the

United Kingdom and

once tutored painting and

paperhanging is highly

qualified. He is perfectly

complimented by Andrea

who previously worked in project management.

They carry out interior and exterior painting,

hanging wallpaper, interior plastering and if

required project managing for a customer (a

service they do not charge for), ensuring work is

completed on time to a high quality.

A.Jay Services mainly work in the Selwyn

area. They work smart, utilising their time

efficiently which means they are price

competitive. They also pass on any material

savings.

Andrea also provides colour consultations,

taking Resene colour palettes and wallpaper

samples to the customer and advising on the

effect colours are likely to have in a space,

BEFORE

such as how a dark colour can emphasise

imperfections, and the impact of natural and

artificial lighting.

Jason and Andrea work flexible hours so can

fit in with a client’s timeline and will complete

work when a customer is away if desired. They

are also community minded, working with

BNZ staff whose time was donated to paint the

Plunket rooms, lending equipment, guidance

and finishing the job; while also supporting

Lincoln High School’s Gateway programme by

AFTER

introducing students to the trade so they can

decide if it is for them.

A.Jay Services can be contacted by telephone

on: 027 234 0009 (Andrea) or 027 234 0010

(Jason) or by email: ajay_services@hotmail.

co.nz. They also have a Facebook page at www.

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If wanting work completed before

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HOME PROFESSIONALS

Curtains make a home

Curtains create an impression

and set the mood for a room. They

are also practical, preventing heat

from escaping through windows and

blocking the sun’s harsh UV rays.

The range of curtain fabrics on the

market is fantastic whether natural

fibres such as cotton and linen,

natural/synthetic combinations, or

straight synthetics like polyester

with Fabrics at Lincoln carrying an

amazing range.

This little shop is packed with

beautiful and unique fabrics for

curtains, voiles and upholstering.

Fabrics at Lincoln began operating

in January this year and owner

Colleen Bennetts says the response

of Lincoln people, along with others

from the greater Canterbury region

and Otago, has been amazing.

As a self-described fabric fanatic,

Colleen wanted to make it more

economical for customers, especially

when faced with the cost of a new

build so she decided to import

her own fabrics from the United

Kingdom, United States, and more

recently also from Germany and

Turkey. The quality of the fabric

and exceptional price savings were

motivating factors.

“These fabrics are exceptionally

good quality. They would normally

sell for up to $200 per metre however,

we sell them for $34.00 per metre.

Some fabrics are up to $60 per metre

but would normally retail at $120 per

metre. These are exclusive to us. We

can also order in other fabrics with a

25% discount for cut lengths,” advises

Colleen who will also source fabrics

from New Zealand suppliers such as

Charles Parsons, James Dunlop and

Warwick, as well as organise making

of curtains for customers.

Every week, there is a $10 per metre

stand so it is worth making a visit to

Fabrics at Lincoln to grab a bargain.

While there, check out the great

selection of custom-made cushions

which changes every week.

Fabrics at Lincoln also offer free

measure and quotes, and exceptional

pricing on full house lots, investment

properties and renovations, as well as

supplying tracks, roller blinds, and

custom making drapes and roman

blinds.

Fabrics at Lincoln carry a good

range of upholstery fabrics too,

making it possible to select a textile

for a bedroom chair, box ottoman or

throw that will match or coordinate

with the curtains in a room.

Fabrics at Lincoln, is located in

their permanent shop at 3 Gerald

Street in Lincoln. They can be

contacted on 03 325 7400 or by

email: shop@fabricsatlincoln.nz.

You can also visit their website:

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Lighting the way

Many people, who have recently driven in or out of

Rolleston, will have noticed another new building on the

other side of the railway tracks.

Two separately owned local franchises, Laser Electrical

and Laser Plumbing, have come together to create a one

stop shop for all electrical and plumbing needs.

The staff who have been in their new site for just four

weeks are enjoying working from a purposely constructed

building, that provides a handy location for tradespeople

and locals who can call in with electrical plans, to book a

job, or to organise retail electrical supplies.

Laser Electrical carry out electrical service work in the

local area for industrial, agricultural, commercial and

residential clients. From home maintenance to new builds,

alterations or an exclusive thermal image maintenance

programme for a dairy farm, they will carry out a quality

job with a quick turnaround time.

For a new home, Laser Electrical will provide

free lighting plans and carry out the wiring

including installing a surround sound system,

alarm system, heat pumps, Wi-Fi and other

electronic connections, as well as any

outside lighting. Just take your plans into

Laser Electrical where they will help you

work out your needs.

Their team are knowledgeable on

the latest technology and specialists in

providing electrical services for lighting,

heating, air conditioning and ventilation,

data communication and fibre optics, fire

system design and installation, intercoms,

alarm systems, motor control systems,

pumps and irrigation, solar and safety

system designs.

With a team of sixteen there is always

someone available to take care of a job

especially when there is an emergency, and they are

available on call 24/7.

As part of the largest Australasian electrical

and plumbing franchise group, Laser Electrical

applies proven business techniques and has

access to technical support in all facets of

running an efficient business.

The great team at Laser Electrical are also

community minded; supporting local causes

with fundraising initiatives like a recent movie night

run by the Rolleston staff which was part of a community

awareness week with money raised being donated to the

Mental Health Foundation.

To arrange for an electrician to call or for more

information, contact Laser Electrical on 0800LASER4U,

email Rolleston@laserelectrical.co.nz, check out their

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Seventeen years in

the building industry

Finding a versatile and experienced builder

is not always straightforward, especially one

who covers the spectrum, whether a new

build, extension, renovation or alteration.

Some builders say they will call to quote but

either do not show up or never get round to

giving a price.

With Rolleston based building company,

Bowness Built, no job is too big or too small

and clients deal directly with the owners,

Taryn and Phil Bowness.

Phil has over seventeen years’ experience

in the industry, gained in the United

Kingdom and New Zealand on residential and

commercial projects, allowing him to offer a

broad building base and high level of skills.

While Bowness Built specialise in

residential they also take on light commercial

work in Selwyn and around mid-Canterbury.

This includes entry level homes to high

architectural designs, as well as anything in

between, whether on the flat or a hill.

Recently, they constructed a three bedroom,

two bathroom home in Lincoln with quality

fixtures and fittings for a budget of $450,000

(including land).

“The final product is a good quality,

exceptional house. It looks fresh and inviting,

comparing well with other options on the

market in this price range,” says Taryn. “It

shows what can be built at the entry level

where the maximum is $550,000 if applying

for a Home Start Grant.”

At the other end of the spectrum, Bowness

Built recently finished an architecturally

designed future-proofed home that featured

solar panels, a well-insulated MAXRaft slab,

wool insulation, PVC double glazed windows,

a ducted heat pump system with the solar

system set up to use batteries when they are

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As a private builder, Bowness Built offer

value for money so clients have the potential

to achieve a higher specified, quality home

for their money. Clients work closely with

Phil and Taryn rather than many individuals

which can be the case in a larger organisation.

Bowness Built will work with a client’s

design or organise a designer, providing a

fixed build price which banks require and

clients need to avoid overspending.

“We will tailor a complete package to the

clients’ needs and wants, from the engineering

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access to an Interior Designer who can assist

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while clients have the option to work with

the interior designer for more furnishing

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says that Phil is a perfectionist, building each

client’s home like he would his own.

Phil is also particular about being onsite

during construction, project managing

the build with the assistance of Taryn, and

contracting a minimum of work to achieve a

more efficient build time of four to five months

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Thinking about

raised garden beds

Raised garden beds offer many

advantages for landscaping and growing

plants.

Aesthetically, open spaces are broken up

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Driven

Sporty flavour to chic Citroen DS3

• By Ross Kiddie potter carries the traditional • Price – Citroen DS3, $42,990

IN A perfect world, Citroen’s

harmonics which sit with that • Dimensions – Length,

desire to have two marketing

configuration. I’m not saying it

3948mm; width, 1710mm;

platforms globally would seem

is noisy or unnatural, but it gets

height, 1483mm

easy.

about its task with a feeling that

• Configuration – Threecylinder,

front-wheel-drive,

Citroen effectively have two

is uncharacteristic for an internal

ranges – Citroen and DS. DS is

combustion engine.

1199cc, 81kW, 205Nm, sixspeed

automatic.

an offshoot which produces cars

That aside, it is a sensation I

just a little right of centre, trendy,

quite like; I’ve driven many threepotters

over the years, one of my

fashionable and sporty.

• Performance –

The PSA Group, which is the

daily commute work vehicles 0-100km/h, 9.9sec

parent of company of Citroen

was a Suzuki Alto, and I came • Fuel usage – 4.7l/100km

and DS, has made it quite clear

to really enjoy the honesty of its

they would like to have separate

three-cylinder engine, they have a mainstream category.

showrooms for each brand, but

lot of torque low down and that is Inside, too, it has avant-garde

here in New Zealand that’s an CITROEN DS3: Trendy three-door hatchback.

where you need power. And while styling elements. Not that they

expensive investment, and one evaluation focuses on the baby overtake in 6sec (80km/h to it prefers to work at the lower make driving the car a challenge,

which would be hard to justify of the series, the DS3, a small, 120km/h). Response to throttle part of the rev band, it will sing to they don’t, but just the way the

given the historically low volumes funky, three-door hatchback request is pretty much instant, the top end readily boosting all of cockpit is laid out is visually different.

of Citroen sold here.

which utilises the Citroen C3 and drive is through a six-speed the way without complaint.

And if you take into account Peugeot 208 platform.

automatic gearbox, and it is a High performance versions of Space-wise the DS3 could really

there are also some joint dealerships

for both Citroen and three-cylinder engine of Citroen’s up too much out of the engine, included a Racing version. Given there are three seat belts across

The DS3 also gets the 1.2-litre, transmission which doesn’t soak the DS3 in overseas markets have be considered a four-seater only,

Peugeot, the latter also part of Cactus, C4 and the Peugeot 208. the entire acceleration process is it’s pedigree, I took the test car on the rear, but that area is best

the PSA Group, the infrastructure

involved in keeping all three well above its weight. It is rated Citroen also claim a 4.7-litre and out to the plains via Coes ure. However, on the plus side,

It is an engine which punches fluid.

the Summit Rd to Gebbies Pass reserved for those slight of stat-

brands separate would be rather at an amazing 81kW and has per 100km (60mpg) combined Ford. The DS3 cruises quietly and there is a respectable under-hatch

costly and complicated.

a fabulous 205Nm of torque cycle fuel usage average. During feels nimble and agile when confronted

with some tricky corners. ingly it easily accounted for the

load space (285-litres), surpris-

That being the case, to purchase available at just 2000rpm. The my time with the test car the consumption

readout was constantly However, when that type of sizeable Kiddie-family weekly

a DS at present, buyers need to latter is thanks to a fairly hefty

go to the Citroen dealership, turbocharged boost and if you listing around 6l/100km (47mpg) motoring isn’t on the agenda the grocery shop.

and to my way of thinking, that’s take into account the light weight with 4.4l/100km (64mpg) available

at a steady 100km/h, the ways. Its French origins come renowned for building passion

DS3 will appeal in many other French manufacturers are well

the best scenario, while DS does of the car at just 975kg, it has

stand out as being individual, the remarkable performance and engine quite relaxed at that speed to the fore, its design cues are into their cars. At $42,990 it isn’t

cars are still in many ways fundamentally

Citroen.

It will accelerate from a stand-

There’s no mistaking that some-

baby hatchback it has two-tone today’s market, but if you want

economy.

turning over at just 2100rpm. standouts and while it is just a the most affordable hatchback in

I’m due to drive the DS4 still to 100km/h in 9.9sec, and thing just a little bit different sits colouring, and chic features style and panache then the DS3 is

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Monday 10th October 7.30pm at the Rolleston

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followed by general business

Div1, Div2, Div3, Colts and U18 – expressions of interest

for coaches in these grades in writing (stating grade

interested in and experience) by 1st October

Submissions or changes to constitution in writing by

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Classifieds Contact us today Phone our local team 03 379 1100

Public Notices

Public Notices

Sporting Notices

MILITARY EXERCISE

26 – 27 SEPTEMBER 2016

The general public is to be advised that

a NZ Army Exercise will be conducted in

the West Melton Rifle Range area over the

period 26 – 27 September 2016.

The exercise will involve personnel of

the 2/1 RNZIR from, Burnham Military

Camp. The exercise will involve up to 85

personnel.

Training will involve soldiers conducting

live firing during day and night hours in

and around the West Melton Rifle Range

area from 2pm until 11.30pm over the

exercise period.

For more information please call

03 363 0099

Situations Vacant

CA$H

Strippers

& Podium

Dancers

Wanted!

18+ TO APPLY

NEISHA

021 193 0118

Rolleston Rugby Club

Coaches for 2017 - Div1, Div2, Div3, Colts and U18

The Rolleston Rugby Club is now asking for expressions of interest for the above

coaching positions.

The Rolleston Rugby Club are looking for experienced coaches to help build

on the hard work that has already been done. We have a growing player base

and the Club is very excited to work with the right coaches to bring the best out

of our players.

Applicants applying for the Division 1 role should have considerable coaching

experience, be able to offer strong leadership, and come with a plan for future

recruitment. We are looking for someone who is able to work cohesively with

our Div2, Div3 and Colts coaches.

If you think you would like to be involved in one of the fastest growing rugby

clubs in New Zealand, please send your application to:

andrewandpriscilla@xtra.co.nz or

Andrew - 0221911021 for further details.

Please make it clear which position you are applying for.

Applications close 1st October.

Situations Vacant

Situations Vacant

Situations Vacant

Rakaia Island Limited is a large scale family farming business milking

9,000 cows on six dairy platforms plus dairy support and cropping. The

properties are situated near Southbridge and Oxford.

We require someone to provide cooking, catering and pastoral care

services to our staff. This position is based on Rakaia Island, Southbridge

but will involve travelling to our Woodstock property on a weekly basis.

This role encompasses a number of key areas including:

• Providing a warm and caring on-farm living environment.

• Budgeting, creating menus and cooking staff evening meals to meet

specific dietary requirements.

• Catering for directors, meetings and farm functions as required.

• Ensuring adequate hygiene standards are maintained in food

preparation and dining facilities.

• Ensuring high living standards of shared accommodation including

maintaining common living areas and resolving any issues.

• Empathy and understanding of international beliefs and cultures.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience catering and cooking

for average groups of 20 people. Experience will also include maintaining

a hygienic workplace and on farm living facilities. A full drivers licence is

essential and applicants must have New Zealand Residency or a current

New Zealand work visa. The successful applicant will have returned a

clean pre-employment drug test.

Accommodation can be provided if required.

Applicants are invited to register their interest by emailing their CV &

Cover Letter to: Ella Turner, office@rakaiaisland.co.nz by Friday 7th

October 2016


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SEPTEMBER

HORNCASTLE ARENA

CHRISTCHURCH

10AM – 5PM DOOR SALES $10

CHILDREN UNDER 12 FREE

Grab your girlfriends, mum or

daughters and come have a

great day out!

• Over 200 Companies Involved

• Everything from wine and food to shopping,

fashion, business, beauty & lots more

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Join us at one of Christchurch’s largest events

If you’ve been searching for the ultimate occasion for you and

your girlfriends to get together, then here it is. The annual

Women’s Lifestyle Expo is back in Christchurch once more with

their biggest Expo yet. With more sites to shop from than ever

before do not leave your eftpos card at home!

Featuring lots of new companies

and everything from fashion and

accessories to giftware, fantastic

food and wine, crafts, unique

businesses, beauty and so much

more – what interests the modern

women will be at the Expo.

so many wonderful companies and

do lots of shopping under the one

roof. Aside from having the best

of local companies exhibiting at

the Expo we have a large number

With well over 200 companies

involved it will be one of the

largest events held in the region

and organisers expect many

thousand women to visit the Expo

over the two days. Renee Murray

from Expo Organisers, NZME

Events says “We will be bringing a

fabulous experience to the women

of Canterbury for one weekend.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see

of national companies who

will travel to Christchurch

from all around New Zealand

especially to show local women

their products. This is a great

chance for women to stop,

relax and spoil themselves for

one weekend”.

Take time for yourself; Have a Mother Daughter day out or grab the

girlfriends and head to the Women’s Lifestyle Expo on this 24 and

25 September at the Horncastle Arena. Door Sales only $10.


Be Pampered at the Expo

Make sure you stop off at the Acacia

Beauty Bar and treat yourself to a

relaxing nail treatment or one of their

many beauty treatments on site including

reflexology, threading or a skin analysis.

Acacia Skin, Health & Beauty are

passionate about enhancing the lives

of their clients - it’s all about you being

lavished with the best experience and

treatments to make the most of your

body and beauty. You will look and

feel fantastic after receiving the ‘Acacia

treatment’.

The Style Mystic Hair Lounge will be a

popular destination for Expo visitors –

take a seat and let the team spoil you with

a new style or even a head, neck and

shoulder massage. Why not have your

hair curled or straightened and leave the

Expo feeling like a new you.

Your Expo experience won’t be complete

until you visit the Moisture Mist and Za

Makeup Lounge where not only will

you find these Shiseido brands at great

prices but the team onsite will be offering

makeovers to Expo visitors. Find out the

best colours and products to suit your

own individual needs and leave the Expo

feeling like a new woman!

Grab a Goodie

Bag Bargain

Only available for purchase at the

Women’s Lifestyle Expo these

goodie Bags are perfect for expo

visitors who love a bargain. They

are a mystery bag including a scarf,

variety of skincare & cosmetic

products & more. Priced at only

$20 these bags are sure to be a hit

with Expo visitors and are strictly

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will be a fabulous prize for one lucky visitor.

One of the prizes is a pair of white gold

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$850 from exhibitor Polished Diamonds.

Make sure you visit the Polished Diamonds

site in the Expo and learn how they can

help with your choice of diamond rings,

wedding rings, necklaces and pendants.

They specialise in setting World Quality

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precious stones like sapphire, ruby and

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Otago Central Rail Trail Trust. This is

an amazing experience, all off-road, no

traffic, just Central Otago’s big skies and

distinctive landscape to enjoy. Visit the

team from Otago Central Rail Trail Trust

on their site at the Expo and find out why

thousands of people love exploring the

trail. Whatever your interests are, there’s

something there for you. Discover old

historic gold-mining villages, country

pubs, rugged scenery, or try some great

off-trail adventures. Get a group of

friends together and come and find what

“Southern Hospitality” is all about.

Aside from the door prize many exhibitors

will be offering their own competitions and

giveaways on site with lots of expo only

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Enjoy unique shopping to be found at Women’s Expo

With over 200 sites to browse, unique businesses to discover,

shopping, bargains and laughter, the Expo is the ultimate day

out for every woman.

One of the appeals the Expo has to

visitors is the variety of companies

involved with everything from

jewellery and shoes to activewear

and fitness to skincare and health

products to gourmet food and wine

and even a company offering plantbased

cooking classes for Kids &

Adults. There really is something for

everyone and all ages.

Renee Murray from NZME Events,

organiser of the Expo says “Our

aim is to have as wide of a range

of companies involved with the

Expo as possible. Women are all

different and their individual interests

are so diverse. One woman

may love the latest in makeup or

skincare but the woman beside

her may be more interested in

cycling the Otago Central Rail Trail

or sampling handmade cheese.

It’s great on the weekend to see

all the various women visit the

show, from teenagers to business

women, mothers to grandmothers

and friends simply enjoying each

other’s company. It’s becoming

more common for us to see three

generations visit the Expo together

as well, with the daughter, mother

and grandmother all enjoying the

show and spending the day with

each other.”

Brandhouse will exhibit at the Expo

for the first time with their range of

champagne, vodka, port and wines.

Popular at other Expo’s this year

has been the Royal Dragon’s elite

flavour vodka collection with some

flavours selling out. Introducing

the most tantalizing and unique

flavoured vodka collection of its time

flavours include Watermelon, Green

Apple, Passion Fruit, Chocolate and

Lychee… A great vodka collection

to enjoy neat, on the rocks or in

your favourite cocktail! Visit the

large Brandhouse site at the show

to sample from their fabulous range

and take home what you love.

Christinz Clothing will visit the show

for the first time, travelling from

Balclutha to showcase her selection

of Designer Clothing including;

pants, stunning tops, skirts, base

layers and jackets. A popular

item are her batwing sleeve tops with a

flattering shape through front to suit all

sizes and with pink, gold, navy, black

and silver in the colour range these tops

look great with jeans, skirts or leggings.

Christinz Clothing are located in the Expo

Fashion Zone.

The High Protein Breakfast Company

will travel all the way from Auckland with

their exclusive High Protein Muesli. Not

available in store yet this range of muesli

not only tastes great but helps with weight

management, health and fitness. Without

many of the sugars or fillers that so many

processed breakfast foods contain these

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with flavours including

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Taste Zone.

The Women’s Lifestyle Expo, on at Horncastle Arena,

Christchurch this 24th & 25th September. Door Sales only $10.

For more details please see www.expos.co.nz or to keep in touch with

all the Expo news & competitions join the Expo’s Facebook page at

www.facebook.com/WomensLifestyleExpo.


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Week commencing Tuesday, 20TH sePTemBeR, 2016

www.flemington.co.nz

Looking for Lifestyle?

Appealing 220m2 family home set

on 4ha, offering superb lifestyle

living. Comprising of 4 bedrooms –

large master with WIR and ensuite,

2 living areas, large family kitchen

& wonderful indoor/outdoor flow.

Double glazed throughout, fully

insulated & heated by a centrally

located woodburner (wetback). 2

car garage with auto doors, 3 phase

power & internal access complete

the home. Many additional sheds.

Well fenced into 3 paddocks with

reticulated water.

Deadline Sale unless sold prior,

closes 4.00pm Thurs 6th October 2016

Chris Moore

Contact:

Mobile: 027 288 0563

Email: chris.moore@propertybrokers.co.nz

www.chrismoorerealestate.co.nz

Address: 994 Weedons Ross Road, West Melton

Open home: Sunday 25th 2.00-2.45pm

NEW LISTING

M-A

MATSON & ALLAN

REAL ESTATE LIMITED

WEST MELTON – 344 CURRAGHS ROAD

LIFESTYLE TRANQUILITY IN SOUGHT AFTER WEST MELTON

This fantastically presented 4 bedroom home offers a hidden

oasis in Curraghs Road, which is a prime location in rural West

Melton. The house offers all the modern features required in a

rural location. The house consists of 4 bedrooms master with

ensuite, separate formal lounge area, large open plan family,

dining and modern kitchen, spacious family bathroom with

separate toilet, 3 car oversized garaging. A large 4 bay (162sqm)

shed in the paddocks, a workshop with 3 phase power and

storage area and more garaging.

Stock yards, fenced paddocks with arguably the best grass in

the area. The vegetable garden is irrigated to ensure a plentiful

crop. A true spring and summer delight this garden will capture

For further

information contact

the sole agent:

the heart with easy care planting, sit back and soak up the many

hidden areas and peaceful tranquillity.

The dream can easily be a reality. Viewing will not disappoint!

To be sold by Deadline Sale – purchase price plus GST (if any).

All offers to be presented on or before 4pm Wednesday 19

October 2016 (Unless sold prior).

Open Home: Sun 25th Sept 2.15-3.00pm

4 2 2 3

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/038

Sue Robinson

Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Mobile: 021 409050

Office: 03 318 8204

E-mail: sue@marealestate.co.nz

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RESIDENTIAL

Hastings McLeod Limited Licensed under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008 0800 367 5263

FIRST HOME BUYERS & INVESTORS

HIGHLAND SPECIAL $330,000

WEB ID DFU51500

HORORATA

4 Hobbs Street

LocLocated in the rural setting of Hororata is this 3

bedroom weatherboard home, well positioned on a

quarter acre section offering a well fenced private

backyard. Inside the home features a combined

kitchen/dining with exposed timber floors, separate

lounge with logburner and a compact bathroom with

separate toilet. Outbuildings include a single carport and

garden shed situated in sheltered grounds with an

abundance of native plantings providing a peaceful

haven. Excellent opportunity for those looking for a

property with great bones and real options to add value.

VIEW By Appointment

WEB ID ROU50258

DARFIELD

5 Russell Street

Whether you are looking to step into home ownership

or looking to grow your rental portfolio, this property

needs to be on your list.

• 3 bed, 2 living, 1 bath

• Brick/Roughcast exterior and aluminium joinery

• Modern Kitchen and Bathroom

• Fully insulated with DVS, Heatpump, and Woodburner

• Low maintenance 130m2 home on 1012m2 section

• Separate garage with auto door

• Currently tenanted on fixed agreement expiring in

November

PARK YOUR CLASSIC HERE!

DEADLINE SALE

View By Appointment

DEADLINE SALE closes Thursday 6th October, 2016 at

4.00pm, (unless sold prior)

Chris Moore

Mobile 027 288 0563

Office 03 929 0306

chris.moore@propertybrokers.co.nz

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1

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Gareth Cox

Mobile 021 250 9714

Office 03 929 0306

gareth@propertybrokers.co.nz

DIAMOND ON DONATELLO ... $595,000

WEB ID ROU51122

ROLLESTON

3 Donatello Drive

When you enter this large executive home you will

appreciate all the benefits it has to offer.

• 4 large bedrooms with built in robes

• Executive kitchen with plenty of storage

• Great family dining area

• Large separate living with log burner and heat pump

• Outdoor patio area

• Manicured lawns and garden

• Large triple car garage and ample parking

VIEW By Appointment

Dave Livesley

Mobile 021 466 637

davel@propertybrokers.co.nz

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OPEN HOME

HORNBY

7A Ruakaka Street

With plenty of parking and 3 car garaging (double plus

another large single) as well as a studio/office space

attached, there are options galore.

Park your day runners behind the gates and the Classics

under cover.

The house is a classic 3-bedroom summer hill stone with

modern kitchen and large bathroom, a spa bath and

separate shower.

A lounge ideal for large gatherings, opening out to a

balcony and private outdoor space.

Facing northwest, the house sees plenty of sun from

sunrise to sunset and for the winter months you’ll keep

warm with a log burner and heat transfer to the

bedrooms, as well as heat pump to take away that

morning chill.

Loads of features…….so be quick!!!

VIEW Sunday 25 Sep 1.00 - 1.45pm

WEB ID ROU51620

Kurt Richardson

Mobile 021 154 3764

Office 03 929 0306

kurt@propertybrokers.co.nz

BY NEGOTIATION

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LIFESTYLE

Hastings McLeod Limited Licensed under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008 rolleston@propertybrokers.co.nz 03 929 0306

WHERE DREAMS ARE MADE...

SPACIOUS, ELEGANT, IDYLLIC LIFESTYLE

WEB ID ROL51652

WEST MELTON

31 Fyffe Road

View By Appointment

4 ha block in the ever popular West Melton area - create

the lifestyle block you have been dreaming of. High

quality blocks such as this are currently in high demand

and with limited availability, this offers a fantastic

opportunity. Here you will be surrounded by homes and

lifestyle blocks of the highest quality, future proofing

your investment. It now needs you to complete the vista,

by taking advantage of the ideal house sites to maximise

the uninterrupted views of the Southern Alps. This block Chris Moore

is well catered for with power and phone to the

Mobile 027 288 0563

boundary.

Office 03 929 0306

chris.moore@propertybrokers.co.nz

RARE OPPORTUNITY CLOSE TO CITY

DEADLINE SALE

WEB ID ROL51585

COES FORD

149 The Lake Road

An exclusive opportunity presents itself here:

• 10.11ha lifestyle property near the iconic Coes’s Ford

• Spacious idyllic family home that needs to be seen

• Impressive kitchen, 4 living areas and separate laundry

• Solar powered underfloor heating and hot water

• Heat pump, gas fire and a northern facing aspect

• Established and well maintained easy care grounds

• 9.5 ha of irrigated Paparoa Loam soil

• Large 5 bay 9 m x 22 m implement shed

Properties of this class are rarely presented to the

market, prepare to be impressed and dare to own.

DEADLINE SALE

View By Appointment

DEADLINE SALE closes Thursday 22nd September, 2016 at

4.00pm, (unless sold prior)

Michael Robb

Mobile 027 436 7106

michael.robb@propertybrokers.co.nz

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3

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OPEN HOME

YALDHURST

430 Buchanans Road

Unique opportunity to secure a significant 4.48 hectare

parcel of land extremely well located on the edge of

Christchurch city.

Existing improvements include a 4-bedroom dwelling

with 1 bathroom and large living area, heated by wood

burner and heat pump.

fencing providing exciting options for intending

purchasers to further develop their dream country

lifestyle whilst having all the benefits of city living.

Motivated Vendors inspection a must!

WEB ID ROL49271

VIEW Sunday 25 Sep 11.00 - 11.45am

AUCTION 1.00pm, Wed 5th Oct, 2016, (unless sold

prior)

AUCTION

Range of sundry outbuildings. Water sourced from own

well.

Vendors have completed extensive landscaping and

www.propertybrokers.co.nz

Gareth Cox

Mobile 021 250 9714

Office 03 929 0306

gareth@propertybrokers.co.nz

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LIFESTYLE

Hastings McLeod Limited Licensed under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008 rolleston@propertybrokers.co.nz 03 929 0306

TAKE THE REINS

WEST MELTON

206 Langdales Road

This incredible lifestyle property on Langdales Road,

West Melton, is a property which offers so much more

than the usual. A modern 320m2 home complete with 4

large double bedrooms (2 with ensuites), additional

bathroom/toilet, and separate laundry, means that this is

a quality home suitable for families of all sizes.

An outdoor patio area adjoining a large lounge and

dining area allows for excellent indoor/outdoor flow. In

addition to the main residence, an additional, 2

bedroom dwellings (133m2) providing a genuine income

source or alternatively provide additional living spaces

for extended family.

LOOKING FOR LIFESTYLE???

The 4ha of land offers the absolute highest standard of

equestrian infrastructure and is well fenced into 9 horse

safe paddocks.

A full sized dressage and show jumping arena along

with additional space for riding is complemented with a

full range of facilities.

Potential purchasers have the opportunity to continue

this business, or simply enjoy the property for your own

use.

WEB ID ROL51090

VIEW By Appointment

DEADLINE SALE closes Thursday 13th October, 2016

at 4.00pm, (unless sold prior)

Chris Moore

Mobile 027 288 0563

Office 03 929 0306

chris.moore@propertybrokers.co.nz

DEADLINE SALE

4

3

2

WEST MELTON

994 Weedons Ross Road

Your search is over. This appealing 220m2 family home

set on 4ha located on Weedons Ross Road, offers

wonderful lifestyle living with all the conveniences of

West Melton nearby.

Comprising of 4 bedrooms – large master with WIR and

ensuite, 2 living areas, a large family kitchen, and

wonderful indoor/outdoor flow.

Double glazed and tinted windows throughout, fully

insulated, and heated by a centrally located woodburner

(wetback), ensure the home is cosy and warm. A good

sized 2 car garage with auto doors, 3 phase power and

internal access complete the home.

Additional sheds are a large 12m x 9m storage shed

with concrete floor, a 7m x 6m workshop/garage, a

large wood shed, 2 x garden sheds and the pump shed.

The land is well fenced into 3 paddocks with reticulated

water. This offers plenty of scope for purchasers to

either continue to enjoy as a simple lifestyle block, or set

the block up as your needs require.

Stock and domestic water is sourced from your own

bore.

OPEN HOME

WEB ID ROL51504

VIEW Sunday 25 Sep 2.00 - 2.45pm

DEADLINE SALE closes Thursday 6th October, 2016

at 4.00pm, (unless sold prior)

Chris Moore

Mobile 027 288 0563

Office 03 929 0306

chris.moore@propertybrokers.co.nz

DEADLINE SALE

4

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www.propertybrokers.co.nz


M-A

MATSON & ALLAN

REAL ESTATE LIMITED

‘The

Selwyn

Experts’

5

Residential

Lifestyle

Rural Property

Licensed REAA2008

LIFESTYLE LIVING IN THE HEART OF THE TOWNSHIP

ROLLESTON - 4/710 EAST MADDISONS RD

Properties of this calibre are rarely offered to the Rolleston

market. There is so much about this appealing property that

sets it apart from the rest.

To begin with, the substantial 250m2 double glazed home

features large sunny open plan living, separate laundry,

five good size bedrooms and a master with walk through

robe and ensuite. The sleek modern kitchen with Marbello

bench top and quality appliances will please you with its

functionality and large amount of storage. The home is

heated by a bevy of heating options with two well located

heat pumps and a Bosca wood burner.

Next we have the beautifully landscaped 5666m2 property

which will impress you with its privacy and beautiful views

of the water fountain, petanque court, orchard and feature

plantings. In addition it has a comprehensive irrigation

system. The property provides garaging for up to 4 vehicles

with a double internal access garage and a separate double

garage.

The icing on the cake is the fantastic salt water lap pool

which is heated by a heat pump system to provide year

round enjoyment. This property certainly does offer it all and

viewing is highly recommended.

Price: Neg Over $835,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/004

Viewing by appointment

Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576

or Susan Davis Mb 027 662 2751

BUILDERS OWN HOME – STUNNING FEATURES

ROLLESTON - 10 LOUIS LANE

Built by a private builder this stunning contemporary style

property with feature stone work will impress those who are

looking for a modern and unique quality designed home.

Loaded with special features the property has been designed

to capture most of the natural light and is sited perfectly on

the section for maximum sun.

The modern design allows for spacious open plan living with

large north facing ranch sliders that open out to a private

sun soaked entertaining area. The polished concrete floors

are a stunning feature which add to the “Wow” factor of

this property. There are two heat pumps which have been

strategically combined with not only a home ventilation

system but also upgraded insulation to ensure you are

kept warm and cosy over those winter months. The kitchen

is modern in design with quality appliances including an

induction hob. You will be impressed with the breakfast bar

which sits centrally in the home and provides an inviting hub

for family and friends.

The home has 4 double bedrooms with large wardrobes and

the private master has ranch sliders that open out to the

timber deck, perfect for those weekend morning coffees.

This property offers ample storage space and separate

laundry lovers have been well catered for.

Other special features of this property include, LED lighting

throughout, quality blinds throughout, superior fencing and

landscaping complete!

Price: Neg Over $659,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/003

Viewing by appointment

www.marealestate.co.nz

Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576

or Susan Davis Mb 027 662 2751


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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

Doyleston 5B Greenan Place

Situated in a family friendly cul-de-sac set amongst other

quality Horncastle built homes, you will be delighted with the great

living spaces including a separate lounge, that this well laid out 3

bedroom home offers. The light and bright kitchen & living areas

are spacious and flow effortlessly out to a private backyard and

sun drenched patio area. The master bedroom is serviced with

an en-suite and both a walk in wardrobe and a double wardrobe

which will comfortably cater for a his and hers option. The further

2 doubles are both generous sized, with built in double wardrobes

and a full family sized bathroom and a separate toilet with hand

basin. This tidy property is sure to tick a lot of boxes for those

looking to jump on the property ladder or looking to downsize.

For Sale

Sale Offers over $449,000

View Sunday 2.00pm - 2.30pm

rwrolleston.co.nz ID# RLL22598

Angela Hunt 021 548 777

Rolleston 9 Binyon Place

This spacious 4 bedroom home has impressive

features along with a third living area. Open plan

living will attract entertainers with the kitchen

overlooking the dining & living areas including

sliders flowing to a sunny patio area, while a

separate lounge is kept snug with a log burner. A

Lossnay heat transfer ventilation system means

the entire house is kept warm plus filtered fresh air

which is a large attraction in today’s modern lifestyle

as well as solar hot water. Another attraction of

the house is the master bedroom complete with

ensuite, walk in wardrobe & separate lounge area.

Sale Offers over $619,000

View Sunday 11.00am - 11.30am

rwrolleston.co.nz ID# RLL22580

Dwayne Bloomfield 021 163 9874

Leisa Webster 027 722 5537

West Melton 2/670 Newtons Road

The moment you walk through the schist entrance of this

contemporary 4 bedroom lifestyle property, you’ll know it’s about

to spoil you with many more design features. The welcoming

open plan living area with high stud boasts plenty of natural light

& warmth. These doors extend out to an impressive patio area.

For ease of family living, this central hub of the home also offers

a convenient study nook, elegant dining area & designer kitchen

with granite bench tops & a walk-in pantry. Cleverly tucked behind

sliding doors is the formal lounge/media room. The exquisite master

suite also boasts a large ensuite with a double tiled shower &

underfloor heating. The 4 hectares are deer fenced & broken into 3

large paddocks to the rear. This desirable property won’t last long!

For Sale

Sale Offers over $998,000

View By Appointment

rwrolleston.co.nz ID# RLL22584

Sarah Booth 027 527 8258

‘Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733

Leeston 398 The Lake Road

Offering 55 acres of fertile land & water rights to

irrigate. The large 3 bedroom home features a great

open plan living room & a stunning country styled

kitchen with granite bench tops, walk in pantry &

gas hobs. The double garage has an added bonus

of a rumpus room with covered access to the

house. An established orchard boasts a variety of

fruit and 10 Walnut trees. The property has post

& wire and electric fences plus a stockyard, 2 x 3

bay barns and a shelter for calf rearing. A further

extension creates a large workshop area.

Sale Offers over $1,200,000 + GST (if any)

View By Appointment

rwrolleston.co.nz ID# RLL22570

Angela Hunt 021 548 777

Brendan ‘Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733

Rolleston 24 Hartford Crescent

Are you looking for something a little different, not just another

‘cookie cutter’ home..? Well, 24 Hartford Crescent may be just

what you are searching for! Funky in design & with a unique street

appeal, this property is sure to grab your attention with its modern

edge layout & style, both inside & out. The large open plan living

area is home to the trendy kitchen & has great indoor-outdoor

flow to the outdoor deck & fully landscaped section, just perfect

for summer bbq’s with friends! Adding to the appeal, the master

bedroom benefits from a sleek tiled bathroom & WIR, plus there

is another bedroom & spacious family bathroom with a 2nd tiled

shower to complete the floor plan. Now for the difference... a large

3rd bedroom, man cave, toy room or teenagers retreat upstairs!

This rooms has a variety of uses & has a lovely outlook to the

nearby reserve & children’s playground. With homes like this a rare

find, be sure to come take a look & see all that this fresh & funky

property has to offer... you won’t be disappointed!

Sale Offers over $519,000

View Sunday 1.00pm - 1.30pm

rwrolleston.co.nz ID# RLL22551

Brendan ‘Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733

Sarah Booth 027 527 8258

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

Ph: 03 347 9988

www.rwrolleston.co.nz


Ray White Rolleston

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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 46 Oak Tree Lane

Are you searching for a home to provide space for the

whole family? Then look no further! Located in the desirable

Maddison Gardens sub-division, this home offers versatile

living options with the benefit of an attached fully selfcontained

two bedroom granny flat. If garaging is what you

desire, the extra large four car garage will definitely appeal,

plus there is the bonus of attic storage and plenty of off

street parking. Not to be out done is the main house with

four spacious bedrooms including the master with an ensuite

and walk in wardrobe. There is no shortage of space in the

kitchen and living areas either. You will enjoy creating your

culinary delights in the well appointed kitchen which is nicely

positioned overlooking the living/dining area. Great indoor/

outdoor flow is on offer here with sliders opening from both

living areas to the sun-drenched north facing patio. The

large separate lounge is ideal for relaxing with family or

entertaining guests. If you need space, and don’t want to

compromise on style, then this fabulous property sited on a

beautifully landscaped 1751m2 section is a must see!

Sale Offers over $799,000

View Sunday 2.00pm - 2.30pm

rwrolleston.co.nz ID# RLL22591

Amanda Cherry 027 340 6955

Brendan ‘Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733

Rolleston 69 Hungerford Drive

Immaculately presented & positioned to make the most of

the sunshine, this simply beautiful home has everything you

could want & being less than a year young, still feels like

new! Instantly welcoming, you are sure to love the layout

& features the home has, including great living areas, a

trendy & functional kitchen, good sized bedrooms & a few

little extras. At the heart of the home, the stylish kitchen has

a 90cm oven & gas hobs, plus a great walk in pantry & a

commanding outlook to the living, dining & outdoor alfresco

deck areas, so entertaining family & friends will be a breeze.

Furthermore, the separate lounge provides another area to

host guests or watch your favourite movie. For everyday life,

the 4 well proportioned bedrooms, 2 bathrooms & separate

laundry with excellent storage are sure to please, plus a

handy study area ensures the kids will have no excuses

getting their homework done! All of this, plus a safe & secure

727sqm section with a semi-rural outlook & a fabulous

location close to the new Rolleston College & Lemonwood

Grove Primary (both opening in 2017), as well as recreational

facilities, shops & more.

Sale Offers over $599,000

View Sunday 2.00pm - 2.30pm

rwrolleston.co.nz ID# RLL22572

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

www.rwrolleston.co.nz


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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 15 Greenstone Street

This fabulous like new home in the thriving Stonebrook sub-division

has a welcoming entryway that leads you into the spacious, sunny

open plan family/kitchen/dining area. The well organised kitchen

with double fridge space is the heart of the home & will cater for

all your family needs. A good sized separate lounge will provide

a great escape for relaxing at the end of the day. The generous

master bedroom is set apart from the other bedrooms and provides

an essential ensuite and WIR. 3 remaining double bedrooms in

their own wing along with the family bathroom and good storage

provides easy everyday living. An easy care, fully fenced 709sqm

section has been thoughtfully planted and the driveway provides

good off street parking. This property needs to be viewed quickly!

For Sale

Offers over $535,000

View Sunday 1.15pm - 1.45pm

rwrolleston.co.nz ID# RLL22585

Emma George 027 555 0568

Dwayne Bloomfield 021 163 9874

Rolleston 68 Stanford Way

Less than 2 years old, this sunny & light 225m2

family home has plenty on offer. From the

generous 4 bedrooms, elegant bathrooms &

fabulous 1106m2 section (includes ROW), this

family home is a winner! With a sleek & stylish

kitchen offering plenty of storage while looking

out upon the beautifully landscaped & fully

fenced section. The layout is ideally planned for

effortless entertaining, with the kitchen serving as

the central hub of the home, offering the living &

dining areas on either side & the large separate

lounge at the front of the property. Close to

Rolleston College this home is the total package!

Sale Offers over $579,000

View Sunday 12.45pm - 1.15pm

rwrolleston.co.nz ID# RLL22573

Leisa Webster 027 722 5537

West Melton 735 Weedons Ross Road

Set in the heart of the West Melton village, this 3 bedroom

modernised family home is sure to set your heart a flutter. The

spacious, modern, open plan kitchen and living area is light,

bright and beautiful - featuring a centrally located log burner, and

wonderful sunny aspect. Step out through the ranch slider and you

discover the true extent of this slice of paradise in the fully fenced,

family friendly section. Ideal for families, those starting out or those

looking to downsize to a home within walking distance of

amenities, this property promises to place you in the heart of the

action without compromising your privacy or security. If you haven’t

discovered West Melton yet - what are you waiting for?

For Sale

Offers over $439,000

View Sunday 1.45pm - 2.15pm

rwrolleston.co.nz ID# RLL22582

Melanie Elliott 027 635 2643

‘Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733

West Melton 40 Jacks Drive

Inside this spectacular family home are spacious

living areas that flow seamlessly out onto the

hardwood decks that are perfect for entertaining.

A well appointed kitchen forms the hub of the

home, with plenty of storage & a walk in pantry.

There are 4 generous bedrooms, including

the luxury master suite, which has a ‘to die for’

ensuite, + there is also a chic family bathroom.

Adding to the long list of attributes, the home

also has 2 heat pumps, a gas fire & under tile

heating in the bathrooms, large study nook,

separate laundry & double carpeted garage.

Sale Offers over $775,000

View By Appointment

rwrolleston.co.nz ID# RLL22590

‘Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733

Sarah Booth 027 527 8258

Lincoln 21 Payne Court

Must be sold! *UNDER RV*

With many enticing features to list, this beautiful home

has so much for the discerning buyer, and a price tag

that is sure to please. For sale well under the RV, this

has got to be fantastic buying! Located in the desirable

Liffey Springs, the home comes with spacious & sunny

living areas, a large walk in pantry, separate laundry,

tiled ensuite shower, triple garage, oodles of storage

& a study nook. With 4 bedrooms, the home will suit

a variety of situations & buyers. Homes of this quality

& this price don’t come along everyday, so get in now

before you miss out!

Sale Offers over $639,000

View Saturday 1.30pm - 2.00pm

rwrolleston.co.nz ID# RLL22599

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

www.rwrolleston.co.nz


Ray White Rolleston

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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

We have buyers looking for the following:

Rolleston

3-4 bedrooms

New or near new, low maintenance home

Easy care section

Price up to $515,000

Contact

Emma George 027 555 0568

emma.george@raywhite.com

Rolleston

4 bedrooms

2 bathrooms

800m2 + section

Price $560,000 to $600,000

Contact

Melanie Elliott 027 635 2643

melanie.elliott@raywhite.com

Rolleston

4 good size bedrooms, walk in pantry

room for a caravan

2-3 car garaging

Price up to $620,000

Contact

Leisa Webster 027 722 5537

leisa.webster@raywhite.com

Rolleston

3 bedrooms, 1 living, modern kitchen

2 bathrooms

Section 500m2 plus

Price $450,000 to $500,000

Contact

Melanie Elliott 027 635 2643

melanie.elliott@raywhite.com

Selwyn

Lifestyle property

2-4 hectares, space for horses and cars

State of house not important

Price $600,000 to $700,000

Contact

Brendan ‘Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733

brendan.shefford@raywhite.com

Rolleston

4 good size bedrooms + study

3 car garaging with off street parking

Price up to $650,000

Contact

Leisa Webster 027 722 5537

leisa.webster@raywhite.com

Rolleston, Broadfields, Weedons,

Springston

3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 3 + car garaging

Section or lifestyle 2000m2 plus

Price up to $750,000

Contact

Angela Hunt 021 548 777

angela.hunt@raywhite.com

Rolleston

3-4 bedrooms

2 bathrooms

Section 550m2 plus

Price under $500,000

Contact

Leesa Barrie 027 947 1200

leesa.barrie@raywhite.com

Rolleston

3-4 bedrooms

2 bathrooms

Section 700m2 plus

Price up to $570,000

Contact

Emma George 027 555 0568

emma.george@raywhite.com

Rolleston

4 bedrooms + study or 5 bedrooms

2 bathrooms

Section 1000m2 plus

Price $600,000 to $700,000

Contact

Leesa Barrie 027 947 1200

leesa.barrie@raywhite.com

West Melton, Rolleston

4 bedrooms, 2 living, 2 bathrooms

Suitable for a wheel chair

280m2 plus house, 3 car garaging

Price up to $800,000

Contact

Amanda Cherry 027 340 6955

amanda.cherry@raywhite.com

Templeton

3 bedrooms, 2 car garaging

Family size section

Price - mid to high $300,000’s

Contact

Dwayne Bloomfield 021 163 9874

dwayne.bloomfield@raywhite.com

West Melton

4 bedrooms

3 + garaging

Price $850,000 plus

Contact

Melanie Elliott 027 635 2643

melanie.elliott@raywhite.com

Rolleston

Section

1500m2 plus

Any price

Contact

Amanda Cherry 027 340 6955

amanda.cherry@raywhite.com

Lincoln High School Zone

2-3 bedrooms

Price up to $340,000

Contact

Leesa Barrie 027 947 1200

leesa.barrie@raywhite.com

Are you considering selling? Do you have a property that matches one of these descriptions?

Contact us now for a no obligation appraisal

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

Ph: 03 347 9988

www.rwrolleston.co.nz


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503 Weedons Road

REAL ESTATE SPECIALISTS

115 Blighs Road

In the Zone and now SOLD!

After a successful marketing campaign, this

Shelley St stunner, Rolleston is now SOLD!

Both vendors and purchasers are delighted

with the outcome. A popular property, we still

have buyers looking for similar homes in this

area. If you are contemplating the sale of your

property and you would like to find out how

we can combine your plans and our service

to get you a great result too, don’t hesitate

to contact Fay or Mike today for a free, no

obligation appraisal!

Private Mediterranean Paradise

By nEgOtIatIOn

Proudly positioned on 4.34 ha section lies this impressive home of grand proportions. You would be

forgiven for thinking you were roaming the Spanish country side with the home’s exquisite and solidly

constructed Mediterranean style exterior and idyllic surrounds that are home to stunning gardens,

recreational facilities and a productive walnut orchard. Spanning 605sqm, the main residence will take

your breath away as you’re greeted by the main living area that boasts a spectacular 4m stud, exposed

Macrocarpa beams and a striking mezzanine. We expect discerning purchasers will recognise the rarity of

this opportunity and act accordingly. To avoid disappointment, don’t delay, contact Mike Goatley now for

further information.

OnE MOrE SOLD!

8 Waterbridge Way

EnqUIry OvEr $695,000

Unique, Exclusive & Serene!

This is no ordinary home! Packed with

exceptional design features, this property

will impress as the perfect place for the busy

professional or empty nester looking for a

peaceful and secluded location for their time off

or the next season of life. If you are looking for a

private setting there is nothing to compare with

this unique offering in the beautiful Waterbridge

Way. After listening to the feedback and pricing

accordingly our owners’ instructions are clear,

the next project is looming and they want this

property Sold. So don’t delay, call Mike today to

make this one yours.

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Home sites from 480m 2 - 705m 2

Priced from $175,000

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[Edition datE]

Your guide to Show Homes & New Sections

in the Selwyn District

Montrose takes gold

A Lincoln show home struck gold with their Light Up My Life entry at the recent

Canterbury Registered Master Builders’ House of the Year awards, taking a Gold

Award in the GIB Show Home category.

“It’s great to receive industry recognition for

constructing a quality product and to have the team’s

work in building the house acknowledged,” says

Steve Reeves, owner of Montrose Design and Build

who added that the Award evening was also a great

opportunity to celebrate with the team.

Montrose Design and Build is a local Canterbury

company that began in May 2014. Steve had returned

from overseas just prior to the earthquakes.

The born and bred Cantabrian, realised that the

greatest need was for people who could work on

repairing and rebuilding the city. This led him to the

decision to start his own building company, drawing

on his carpentry training and years of experience in

the building trade in New Zealand, the United States

and England.

With Montrose, Steve wanted to produce quality

homes that were enjoyable to live in and their show

home at Lincoln certainly achieves this.

The home has all the elements of contemporary living

while also offering areas for intimacy and space for

family with a light, open and spacious feel.

There has been meticulous attention to detail in its

workmanship with higher quality products used

such as the real Alexandra schist cladding around the

chimney both inside and out, the Western red cedar

cladding and cathedral ceilings in the kitchen, dining

and lounge area.

The front door is solid cedar, complimented with

cedar facia and enhanced by the solid oak wood

flooring in the entryway, kitchen and dining areas.

Built-in shelving is a feature in both the living room

and lounge while the highly lacquered joinery in the

kitchen has been imported from Germany.

The show home has been cleverly designed using

exposed beams and higher ceilings. There are floor to

ceiling windows and sliders in the living areas as well

as the north facing bedrooms. The main bedroom’s

ensuite and walk-in-robe have generous space, ample

storage and quality joinery. The main bathroom and

laundry are also spacious with tiled floors while there

are large cupboards in the hall.

Heat pumps power the underfloor heating which is

part of the fully insulated foundation; piping warm

water through the floor and heating hot water used

in the home. Fresh air is provided through a moisture

master system while the house is positioned to

maximum the sun.

The Montrose show home is appealing. It has good use

of angles that offer sheltered alfresco living, making it

an ideal home for a variety of people seeking to build.

The show home is located at

81 Edward Street, Lincoln and

is open Tuesdays to Saturdays

from 12 noon until 4pm or at

other times by appointment.

Matt and Kim love spending

time outdoors.

So we designed them a home that

maximises their indoor-outdoor flow.

Start your own story

03 348 1994 | www.peterrayhomes.co.nz


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387 West Melton Road, West Melton

Offers over $1,350,000

Once In A Lifetime!

Combining impeccable styling, mature gardens & a total of 4.6 hectares

of land, this expansive family home is nothing short of a dream come true.

Featuring open plan living, a separate formal lounge, four very generous

bedrooms (two with ensuites) & an office, this home has been designed

with family in mind & to accommodate every stage of life. At the heart

of the home you will find a kitchen fit for a master chef. Incorporating

European appliances, German design, & supported by a fully equipped

butlers pantry, the spacious kitchen exudes quality & style. Complemented

by a wraparound verandah & offering views to lush gardens, downstairs

living areas have been designed to capture maximum year round sun. The

cooler months, however, will offer no challenge given the heating options

on offer here. Whether you prefer the comforting heat of your feature fire

or the convenience of two heat pumps, - year round comfort is assured.

Upstairs, a luxurious master suite featuring dressing room & fully appointed

ensuite provides the perfect sanctuary. Don’t wait - call now to view!

Viewing by appointment only.

Ray White Rolleston

Shop 10, Rolleston Square, Rolleston

Phone: 347 9988

www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22541

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd Licensed (REAA 2008)

Melanie Elliott

027 635 2643

Brendan ‘Big Red’ Shefford

027 224 4733

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This Week’s

M-A

MATSON & ALLAN

REAL ESTATE LIMITED

Rolleston

ThURs

PREBBLETON 407 Trents Road

Thurs 22ND Sept, 2pm - 2.45pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living,

2 car gge, on 763m2 section. Auction Thursday 6th October

(USP) ph Richard (Taitie) 027 777 8080

Harcourts Rolleston – www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1518

TEMPLETON 2 Kissel Street

Thurs 22ND Sept, 1.30pm -2pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living,

1 car gge on 911m2 section. Deadline sale - All offers presented

27th Sept 2016 (USP) ph Claire 027 723 3571

Harcourts Rolleston – www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1519

sAT

DARFIELD 33 Oakden Drive

Sat 24th Sept, 2pm – 2.30pm, 4 beds, 2 bthrm

$669,000 GST incl, ph Karen Hennessy

027 967 0186 or Min Cookson 027 249 5417

PGG Wrightson Real Estate, DAR 24103

sATURDAY

LINCOLN 18 Kildare Terrace

Sat 24th Sept, 2.15pm – 2.45pm, 2 Bed, 1 Bthrm, 1 Car, Approx

500m2, Cross lease, Offers over $299,000.

Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22597

LINCOLN 21 Payne Court

Sat 24th Sept, 1.30 pm – 2pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms, 3 car, 247m2

on 619m2 section, Offers over $639,000.

Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22599

NORTH NEW BRIGHTON 14 Pinewood Avenue

Sat 24th Sept, 12.30pm – 1pm, 4 bed, games room, 1 bthrm, 1

car, studio, on 577m2. Offers over $319,000.

Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22513

SYDENHAM 1 / 9 Cameron Street

Sat 24th Sept, 11am – 11.30am, Modern 2 storey T/house 2

bed,1 bthrm 1 car. Offers over $309,000.

Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22479

TEMPLETON 2 Kissel Street

Sat 24th Sept, 1.30pm -2pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 1 car

gge on 911m2 section. Deadline sale- All offers presented 27th

Sept 2016 (USP) ph Claire 027 723 3571

Harcourts Rolleston – www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1519

WEST MELTON 2 / 670 Newtons Road

Sat 24th Sept, 3.30pm – 4pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrm, 2 car, 4.021 ha,

Offers over $998,000.

Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RRL22584

sUnDAY

BURNHAM 218 Thomsons Road

Sun 25th Sept, 2pm – 3pm, 3 bedroom, 2 bthrm,

$895,000, ph Noel Lowery 027 432 8859, LE1569

Farmlands Real Estate

DARFIELD 55 Bangor Road

Sun 25th Sept, 12pm – 12.30pm, 3 beds, 2 bthrm on 962m2

$590,000 GST incl, Ph Min Cookson 027 249 5417

PGG Wrightson Real Estate, DAR24394

DARFIELD 1620 Clintons Road

Sun 25th Sept, 1.30pm – 2pm, 3 beds, 2 bthrm on 2.37ha

$760,000 GST incl, Ph Min Cookson 027 249 5417

PGG Wrightson Real Estate, DAR24262

DARFIELD 33 Oakden Drive

Sun 25th Sept, 2.30pm - 3pm, 4 beds, 2 bthrm

$669,000 GST incl, ph Karen Hennessy 027 967 0186 or Min

Cookson 027 249 5417

PGG Wrightson Real Estate, DAR 24103

HALSWELL 36 Gosling Crescent

Sun 25th Sept, 12pm – 12.30pm , 5 bed 2 bthrms 2 car, on

567m2 section, Offers over $635,000.

Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22587

LEESTON 168 Timber Yard Road

Sun 25thSept, 12.15pm – 12.45pm, 3 bed renovated brick

home with lake views on 5018m2. $499,000 Stephan

Knowler 027 229 9522 stephan@marealestate.co.nz

Matson & Allan www.marealestate.co.nz/988

LEESTON 41 Clausen Avenue

Sun 25th Sept, 12.15pm – 12.45pm , 3/4 bedroom, 2 living on

beautifully landscaped 732m2. $489,000, iCameron McRae

0277 696696 cameron@marealestate.co.nz

Matson & Allan www.marealestate.co.nz/909

LEESTON 15 Slattery Lane

Sun 25th Sept, 12.15pm – 12.45pm, 2 bedroom, 1 living, 1

bthrm, 1 garage, easy living. $395,000 Cameron McRae 027

769 6696 cameron@marealestate.co.nz

Matson & Allan www.marealestate.co.nz/024

LEESTON 14 Fibonacci Way

Sun 25th Sept, 1pm – 1.30pm, 4 bedroom, 2 living, 2 garage

turnkey package, $489,000, Cameron McRae 027 769 6696

cameron@marealestate.co.nz

Matson & Allan www.marealestate.co.nz/991

LEESTON 65 High Street

Sun 25th Sept, 1pm – 1.30pm, 300m2, 4 bed 3 living,

2 garage. By Negotiation, Stephan Knowler 027 229 9522

stephan@marealestate.co.nz

Matson & Allan www.marealestate.co.nz/008

LEESTON 416B Drain Road

Sun 25th Sept, 1.15pm – 1.45pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrm, 2 car, 898m2

Section inc ROW, Offers over $445,000.

Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22574

LEESTON 27 High Street

Sun 25th Sept, 1.45pm – 2.15pm, Great outdoor living on

1341m2 plus 4 car garage. $419,000, Stephan Knowler 027

229 9522 stephan@marealestate.co.nz

Matson & Allan www.marealestate.co.nz/993

LEESTON 1 Cassini Place

Sun 25th Sept , 1.45pm – 2.15pm , Turnkey 4 bed, 1 living, 2

bath, 2 garage on 770m2. $479,000 Stephan Knowler 027

229 9522 stephan@marealestate.co.nz

Matson & Allan www.marealestate.co.nz/963

LEESTON 5B Greenan Place

Sun 25th Sept, 2pm – 2.30pm, 3 bed, 2 bthrms, 2 car, on

896m2 section, Offers over $449,000.

Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22598

LEESTON 17 Friars Lane

Sun 25th Sept, 2.30pm – 3pm, 4/5 bedroom, 3 living Linea

home on 5005m2. Neg Over $789,000, Stephan Knowler 027

229 9522 stephan@marealestate.co.nz

Matson & Allan www.marealestate.co.nz/023

PREBBLETON 407 Trents Road

Sun 25th Sept , 2pm - 2.45pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 2 car

gge, on 763m2 section. Auction Thursday 6th October (USP)

ph Richard (Taitie) 027 777 8080

Harcourts Rolleston – www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1518

PREBBLETON 26 Tosswill Road

Sun 25th Sept, 2pm – 2.30pm, 4 bed 2 bthrm 3 car on 868m2

section, Offers over $895,000.

Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22558

RAIAKA 147 Rolleston Street

Sun 25th Sept, 3pm - 3.30pm , 3 bed, 1 bthrm, 1 garage,

$320,000, Penny Dadson-Clausen

PH 027 895 5943

Farmlands Real Estate, LE1576

ROLLESTON 489 Hoskyns Road

Sun 25th Sept 11am – 11.30am, 3 beds, 1 bthrm on 5.2ha

$790,000 GST incl, DAR24433

PGG Wrightson Real Estate, Ph Min Cookson 027 249 5417

ROLLESTON 9 Binyon Place

Sun 25th Sept, 11am – 11.30am, 4 Bed, 2 Bthrms, 3 living 2

Car, 805m2 Section, Offers over $619, 000.

Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22580

ROLLESTON 20 Elizabeth Street

Sun 25th Sept, 11am – 11.30am , 4 bed, 1 bthrm, 1 car, 1011m2

section, $475,000.

Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22592

ROLLESTON 67 Shadbolt Lane

Sun 25th Sept, 11am – 11.30am , 3 bed, 2 bthrms, 2 car, on

563m2 section, Offers over $549,000.

Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22594

ROLLESTON 12 Loeb Place

Sun 25th Sept 11.45am – 12.15pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms, , 2 car,

564m2 section, Offers over $589,000.

Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22563

ROLLESTON 223a Lowes Road

Sun 25th Sept 11.45am – 12.15pm, 5 bed, 2 bthrms, 3 car,

1188m2 section, Offers over $765,000.

Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22588

ROLLESTON 2 Standford Way

Sun 25h Sept, 12pm – 12.30pm, 4 Bed, 2 Bthrms, 2 Car,

231m2 on 745m2 Section, Offers over $637,000.

Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22544

ROLLESTON 3 Binyon Place

Sun 25th Sept, 12pm – 12.30pm, 4 Bed, 2 Bthrms, 2 Car,

758m2 Section, Offers over $549, 000.

Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22600

ROLLESTON 2 Kinglear Drive

Sun 25th Sept, 12.30pm to 1pm , 3 bed + study, 2 bthrms, 2

car, 764m2 section, Offers over $519,000.

Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22589

ROLLESTON 68 Stanford Way

Sun 25th Sept, 12.45pm – 1.15pm , 4 bed, 2 bthrms, 2 car,

1106m2 section, Offers over $579,000.

Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22573

ROLLESTON 7 Bavaria Drive

Sun 25th Sept 12.45pm – 1.15pm, 4 Bed, 2 Bthrms, 2 Car, sep

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

Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22496

ROLLESTON 24 Hartford Crescent

Sun 25th Sept, 1pm – 1.30pm, New 3 Bed, 2 Bthrms, 2 Car,

400m2 Section, Offers over $519,000.

Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22551

ROLLESTON 17 Berners Way

Sun 25th Sept, 1pm – 1.30pm , 3 bed, 2 bthrms, 2 car, 433m2

section, Offers over $535, 000.

Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22586

ROLLESTON 15 Greenstone Street

Sun 25th Sept, 1.15pm – 1.45pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms, 2 car on

709m2 section, Offers over $535,000.

Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22585

ROLLESTON 69 Hungerford Drive

Sun 25th Sept, 2pm – 2.30pm , 4 bed, 2 bthrms, 2 car, sep

laundry, 727m2 section, Offers over $599,000.

Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22572

ROLLESTON 46 Oak Tree Lane

Sun 25th Sept, 2pm – 2.30pm , 6 bed, 3 bthrms, 4 car,

1751m2 section, Offers over $799, 000.

Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22591

ROLLESTON 3 Lloyds Close

Sun 25th Sept, 2.15pm – 2.45pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms, 2 car, 225m2

on 781m2 section, Offers over $599,000.

Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22561

ROLLESTON 17 Durrell Way

Sun 25th Sept, 3pm – 3.30pm , ph Sarah Booth 027 527 8258

or Brendon Shefford 027 2244733, Offers over $469,000/

Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz

ROLLESTON 1053 Goulds Road

Sun 25th Sept, 3pm – 3.30pm, 4 Bed, 2 Bthrms, 2 Car,

1350m2 Section, Offers over $669,000.

Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22564

SOCKBURN 1 / 82 Racecourse Road

Sun 25th Sept, 3.30pm – 4pm, 2 bed, 1 bthrm, 1 car, share in

809m2 section, Offers over $335,000.

Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22575

SOUTHBRIDGE 5 Broad Street

Sun 25th Sept, 1pm – 1.30pm, 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 2

garage. Neg Over $335,000,

ph Penny Dadson-Clausen, 027 895 5943

Farmlands Real Estate, LE1574

SOUTHBRIDGE 167A High Street

Sun 25th Sept 2pm – 2.30pm, 3 bedroom, 1 bthrm, 1 garage,

Neg over $340,000.

Penny Dadson-Clausen PH 027 895 5943

Farmlands Real Estate, LE1570

SOUTHBRIDGE 28 Hastings Street

Sun 25th Sept, 3.30pm – 4pm, 4 bedroom ,two storey home on

botanic 1201m2. $495,000, Stephan Knowler 027 229 9522

stephan@marealestate.co.nz

Matson & Allan www.marealestate.co.nz/027

TEMPLETON 2 Kissel Street

Sun 25th Sept, 1.30pm -2pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 1 car

gge on 911m2 section, Deadline sale- All offers presented 27th

Sept 2016 (USP) ph Claire 027 723 3571

Harcourts Rolleston – www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1519

WEST MELTON 10 Mulholland Drive

Sun 25th Sept, 12.30pm – 1pm, 285m2 4 bedroom & office on

2.17ha. Great lifestyle, Deadline Sale closes 9/11/16,

Sue Robinson 021 409 050 sue@marealestate.co.nz

Matson & Allan www.marealestate.co.nz

WEST MELTON 18 Shona Lane

Sun 25th Sept, 1.30pm – 2pm, 4 bed, 3 living, 2 bthrm, 3

garage, 1200m2 property. $929,000.

ph Sue Robinson 021 409050. sue@marealestate.co.nz

Matson & Allan www.marealestate.co.nz/001

WEST MELTON 735 Weedons Ross Road

Sun 25th Sept, 1.45pm – 2.15pm, modernised, 3 Bed , 1

Bthrms, 1 Car, 919m2 Section, Offers over $439,000.

Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RRL22582

WEST MELTON 1004 Weedons Ross Road

Sun 25th Sept, 2pm -2.45pm, 5 bdrm, 3 bthrm, 5 car gge on

4.0010ha lifestyle property. Auction 13th October (USP) ph

Fergus 027 608 4768

Harcourts Rolleston – www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1521

WEST MELTON 344 Curraghs Road

Sun 25th Sept, 2.15pm – 3pm, 260m2 house, triple garage,

162m2 shed on 4.364ha, Deadline Sale closes 19/10/16,

Sue Robinson 021 409 050 sue@marealestate.co.nz

Matson & Allan www.marealestate.co.nz

WEST MELTON 79 Rossington Drive

Sun 25th Sept 2.30pm – 3pm, 4 bed + study, 2 bthrm, 2 car,

1045m2 section, $920,000.

Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RRL22556

WEST MELTON 42 Jacks Drive

Sun 25th Sept, 3.30pm – 4pm, 4 Bed home + 1 Bed flat, 2 Car,

3160 m2 Section, Offers over 929,000.

Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RRL22534

PREBBLETON 10 Westburn Place

Sun 25th Sept, 11.45am - 12.30pm, 4 bdrm, 3 bthrm, 2 living, 2

car gge on a 745m2 section. $729,000, ph Fergus 027 608 4768

Harcourts Rolleston – www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1488

Check out The Selwyn Times Property Directory every Tuesday for the Best of property in the Selwyn District.


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RURAL | LIFESTYLE | RESIDENTIAL

Licenced under REAA 2008

Landsborough Stage Two

Darfield

Superior Home On The City Fringe

Templeton

• Last chance to secure these sections at the

current market value as the price will be

increased by $5,000 from January 1st 2017

• Sections ranging in size from 5001m² with

attractive rural and mountain views

• Power, phone and Darfield town water

connections available at the boundary

• Common sense covenants to protect your

investment

• The first subdivision in Darfield to offer highspeed

fibre-optic internet

• Selling fast with only 11 sections left

www.pggwre.co.nz ID: CHR2619308

$199,000-$212,000

Sam Davidson

B 03 341 4301

M 027 488 8269

• Superior home in park-like setting

• Modern kitchen, granite benches and walk-in

scullery

• Dining, living and separate formal lounge

• Four bedrooms, master with en suite and

dressing room

• Family bathroom and two separate toilets

• Spacious studio/home office or teenage retreat

• Great indoor outdoor flow to expansive decking

• Solar gates, sealed driveway, triple car garaging

• Sprawling lawns and stunning garden

• Exclusive Claremont Estate on city fringe

www.pggwre.co.nz ID: DAR24395

$1.195M

Karen Hennessy

B 03 341 4301

M 027 967 0186

NEW LISTING

Pigeon Bay

First farm opportunity, add-on, or just farm, fish and relax on this easy care property.

This 209.2872 hectare property in desirable Pigeon Bay, Banks Peninsula features a stunning modern fourbedroom

homestead with large deck offering uninterrupted views across Pigeon Bay out to the Pacific Ocean.

Subdivided into 25 main paddocks plus holding paddocks, new stock water system put in within the last two

years with troughs to most paddocks. Water to all paddocks from natural springs and creeks. Very versatile

farm, running sheep and beef, plus dairy grazing. Infrastructure is of a high standard with good fencing

including both conventional and electric, two sets of cattle yards, three sets of sheep yards, three-stand raisedboard

woolshed and covered yards.

Banks Peninsula

DEADLINE SALE

(unless sold prior)

Plus GST (if any)

Closes 2.00pm, Wednesday 12 October 2016

Viewing by appointment only from Monday 19 September

2016

www.pggwre.co.nz ID: RAN24438

Hamish Anderson

B 03 313 0610

M 027 678 8888

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

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