Selwyn Times: January 17, 2017



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DETERMINED: Darfield teenager Kylie Schnell, 17, isn’t letting diabetes stop her entering the Coast to Coast. ​

Teen’s tough Coast to Coast bid


Kylie Schnell lines up for the

Coast to Coast she will be

facing an even bigger challenge

than the rest of the field in this

tough event.

The 17-year-old was

diagnosed with type 1 diabetes

three years ago and during the

race she will need to regularly

monitor her blood glucose

levels to make sure they

don’t spike too high or drop

too low.

Kylie is determined not to let

the condition limit her active,

adventurous lifestyle and she

has entered the Kathmandu

Coast to Coast to show other

young people with diabetes that

it shouldn’t hold them back.

“I want to show them they

can still compete in the big

things, it’s not impossible, and

it’s not stopping me from doing

it,” she said.

The Darfield High School

student was one of two

winners in the city council’s

Kathmandu Coast to Coast free

entry competition.

She wrote a compelling

argument about why the 243km

Coast to Coast was on her

bucket list and won the $595

two-day event entry fee for a

high school student.

Hearing she was a winner was

fantastic, she said.

•Turn to page 4

• By Tom Doudney

A FIRE which burned through

100ha of hillside near Arthur’s Pass

last week and four more fires on

Saturday are suspected to be the

work of an arsonist.

Now firefighters are hoping they

don’t strike again this weekend.

Like the first fire, which broke out

on Monday last week and took more

than two days to put out, the latest

fires were in the area of Mt Horrible.

They were spotted by a passing

train driver just after midnight.

They ranged in size from 50m by

20m up to more than a hectare.

Department of Conservation

deputy rural fire officer Bruce

James said a rural fire investigator

had determined the fires had been

deliberately lit, and arson was


“There are a lot of tired firefighters

and now some upset firefighters

[that have had to] keep on going

back there,” Mr James said.

“It’s a huge burden on the taxpayer

fighting these fires – lots of

helicopters, lots of personnel, it’s

quite expensive.”

The first fire had cost in excess of

$150,000 and while the bill hadn’t

come in for the latest four yet, it

would be in the tens of thousands.

“We’re hoping he doesn’t strike

this Friday night, Saturday morning,”

Mr James said.


Tuesday January 17 2017









Sounds – the big rock concert in

early March – is on.

Today we reveal Lincoln High

School students, and a past student,

will get their chance to shine

in the big time (see page 7).

The trio will open the concert

at Lincoln Domain and what an

event to showcase your talent if

you are a budding young musician.

On a sporting note, young

golfer Hororata Dominic Brettkelly

has strung together solid

back-to-back performances in

both Australia and New Zealand

(see page 16).

We highlight too the deeds of

slightly older sporting fellas (sorry

Denis!) today with Ellesmere winning

the Mugford Trophy for the

second straight year.

Well done boys, and thanks to

The Famous Grouse in getting

you guys to the tournament.

– Barry Clarke

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SELWYN TIMES Tuesday January 17 2017 3


New motorway

beacon for rural burglars

• By Tom Doudney


Southern Motorway could be

driving an increase in rural

burglaries between Weedons

and Christchurch.

The district council published

a message from police on its

Facebook page on Friday,

asking residents to be mindful

of security around their homes

and properties, to secure

firearms, remove keys from

vehicles and lock them.

The message said the

recent increase in burglaries

in the area could be related

to the increased presence of

high-value equipment and

machinery associated with the

construction of the Southern

Motorway extension.

It also advised people to close

and lock gates, talk to their

neighbours and consider other

security precautions such as

CCTV cameras.

Sergeant Alex Pickover said

the increase in burglaries

had been around the area of

UNWANTED ATTENTION: Construction of the Southern Motorway extension has been

blamed for an increase in burglaries between Weedons and Christchurch.

Maddisons Rd and Newtons

Rd. Properties targeted had

been lifestyle blocks with

electrical items, such as

televisions, taken.

There had also been two

burglaries of business premises

between Sunday night and

Monday morning with

the Three Arrows dairy in

Prebbleton having had about

$11,000 worth of cigarettes

taken, while Lincoln Coffee

Culture had about $500 in cash


Both burglaries took place

while the businesses were closed

and CCTV footage from Coffee

Culture had been provided to


The offender or offenders

had broken in through a back

door at Three Arrows and

through a front door at Coffee


Sergeant Pickover said

businesses were advised to not

leave money in the till overnight

and to consider improving their

security measures.

•If you see something

suspicious note the

registration numbers and

descriptions of vehicles

and occupants if possible,

and report this to police by

phoning 363 7400. If you

see a crime in progress call

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In Brief


Tourists, who were unaware of

fire restrictions in Selwyn, lit a

bonfire on the river bed in the

Rakaia Gorge on Thursday, which

the Hororata crew asked them to

extinguish. Fire restrictions were

introduced throughout the district

on Wednesday. The tourists had

to put the fire out with shovels at

about 10pm. The fire spokesman

said it was a reminder to everyone

to check what the fire restrictions

were. Extreme fire weather was

forecast to continue into today.

The district council has appealed

for people to take care to avoid any

activity which could cause a fire to

start as fires ignite easily, spread

rapidly and can be very difficult to



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Tuesday January 17 2017


Disruption at


near airport

MAJOR roadworks will be

carried out on the Russley

Rd/Memorial Ave temporary

roundabout this month, as work

on the $112 million Russley Rd

upgrade continues.

Lane closures and other traffic

management will be in place

from 7pm Friday until 6am

Monday to allow contractors to

reconstruct the road through the


The NZ Transport Agency advises

motorists to expect delays

and allow an extra 20min travel


“Traffic will be closely monitored

to try to reduce delays,

however, people should plan

ahead and allow extra travel

time, especially if they are heading

to Christchurch International

Airport,” acting Transport

Agency highway manager Colin

MacKay said.

“Motorists are reminded to

keep to the speed limit and

drive with extra care and attention

while these changes are in


The planned works are

weather dependent and may be

postponed until the following

weekend if necessary.

Diabetic teen takes on Coast to Coast

•From page 1

“Getting the entry paid has

made a huge difference,” she


The other winner was Mark

Dickson, of Sumner.

Kylie has followed the iconic

multi-sport event for years,

heading with her family to the

Waimakariri River gorge to

watch competitors climb out of

their kayaks on wobbly legs and

head for the final stage.

“Seeing how happy they are

and the awesome atmosphere

made me want to experience that

for myself. It will be fantastic

to complete it. Some people

wouldn’t know what it’s like to

manage their diabetes when

they’re sporty, but if you can get

your head around it and you can

manage it, it’s a pretty awesome

feeling,” she said.

She ran her first half marathon

last year and has taken part in

the Spring Challenge women’s

team adventure race for the past

two years.

She is now training six days a

week for her first solo event.

She loves kayaking and is confident

on her bike but says the

mountain run will be her biggest


“My goal is to get to the finish

line this year and if it all goes to



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plan, I’ll do it next year and try

and beat my time,” she said.

Kylie’s mum Janelle Schnell,

also a keen multi-sport competitor,

said people had heard

about Type 2 diabetes, which

could be triggered by diet and

lifestyle factors, but most didn’t

understand Type 1 diabetes, an

auto-immune condition where

the body attacks the cells that

produce insulin.

While Ms Schnell had some

concerns about her daughter

competing, she fully supported


“She knows that you can’t let

diabetes rule your life, you’ve still

got to go out and do things. She’s

always had this passion to get out

there,” she said.

Kylie was diagnosed as a 14-

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and thirsty and thinking she

might have the flu.

She was sent home by a GP but

a urine test showed high ketone

levels, a sign of diabetes, and an

ambulance was immediately sent

to her house.

She spent some time in hospital

but since then had managed

the disease herself, with help

from Christchurch Hospital’s

Diabetes Service, injecting insulin

four times a day.

At first she was shocked by the


“It did hit me kind of hard. I

thought, ‘Really, me?’”

But her resilient, upbeat personality

meant she hadn’t let it

slow her down.

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AHEAD: Kylie

Schnell is

training six

days a week

for next

month’s Coast

to Coast.

will carry test kits to check her

glucose levels at transition stages,

and have food with her, including

fast-acting sugars.

Her parents and two older

sisters will be cheering from the


Kylie plans to train to become

a nurse when she leaves school

and hopes to help others with the

same condition.

The Kathmandu Coast to

Coast will be held on February

10-11, beginning on the West

Coast’s Kumara Beach and

crossing the width of the

South Island, before finishing

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SELWYN TIMES Tuesday January 17 2017 5

Half of eligible young voters enrolled

• By Tom Doudney


have a disproportionate say

in deciding who represents

Selwyn in Parliament after

this year’s election, if current

voter enrolment is anything to

go by.

Of eligible Selwyn electorate

residents aged between 18 and

24, 62.71 per cent are enrolled

as voters.

Latest Electoral Commission

statistics show 4145 of the

estimated 6610 eligible Selwyn

residents in the age group are

enrolled. That compares to

65.51 per cent of 18 to 24-yearolds


The age group with the

highest percentage of enrolled

voters in Selwyn is the 65 - 69

group, with 2562 out of about

2660, 97.27 per cent. The

nationwide figure is 97.25 per


Overall, 47,640 of about

53,040 eligible Selwyn residents,

89.82 per cent, are registered

to vote. That compares

to a nationwide percentage of

89.52 per cent.

From the age of 35 up, all

age groups have eligible voter

enrolment of greater than 90

per cent.

MAKING IT COUNT: Just over 62 per cent of eligible Selwyn electorate residents aged 18-24

are enrolled to vote. Percentages are higher in the older age groups. ​

Enrolment of eligible voters in Selwyn

electorate by age group

18 - 24: 4145 of 6610, 62.71 per cent

25 - 29: 3078 of 3720, 82.74 per cent

30 - 34: 3247 of 3680, 88.23 per cent

35 - 39: 3749 of 3980, 94.20 per cent

40 - 44: 4713 of 5150, 91.51 per cent

45 - 49: 5525 of 5870, 94.12 per cent

50 - 54: 5225 of 5500, 95.00 per cent

55 - 59: 4894 of 5040, 97.10 per cent

60 - 64: 4082 of 4210, 96.96 per cent

65 - 69: 3599 of 3700, 97.27 per cent

70 and older: 5383 of 5580, 96.47 per cent

Total: 47,640 of 53,040, 89.82 per cent

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installation of the South-east

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The road is expected to be

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SELWYN TIMES Tuesday January 17 2017 7


Lincoln High’s big music moment

• By Georgia O’Connor-Harding

LINCOLN HIGH School will

have a strong connection to

March’s big music festival in


Former student Alex Hardy,

18, and current students Courtney

Phelan and Nicole Taylor

will perform the opening act

at the Selwyn Sounds concert

– the biggest gig of their music


The festival will be headlined

by The Jordan Luck Band,

Mi-Sex, Dragon, Annie Crummer,

Sharon O’Neill, Margaret

Urlich, Debbie Harwood and

Jason Kerrison.

Alex, Courtney and Nicole

haven’t nailed down their set

list yet. However, Alex said she

will be looking to do a duet

with Nicole of Million Reasons

by Lady Gaga, and possibly

some of singer-songwriter Matt

Corby’s songs.

“Me and Nicole have been

friends since we were little. Our

mums are best friends,” Alex


Encouraged by her former

guitar teacher, Dave Morris,

Alex first began performing at

about the age of 10 in a talent

quest at Northlands Shopping


Since then, some of her singing

highlights have included

singing at a Guy Fawkes display

in Rolleston and auditioning

for New Zealand television

music competition the X Factor

in 2012.

“I got up to meet the judges,

but they said I was just too


But she said if the competition

came back to New Zealand,

she would look at giving it

another go.

Lincoln High head of department

for music Darren

Webber said the opportunity

for the students to perform

first came about when he got in

touch with the Selwyn Sounds

organiser because the festival

planned to use the school’s

grounds for car parking.

“(The students) are pretty

keen. They are the type of

people I would go to if we have

something happening at school


Lincoln High

student Nicole

Taylor (left) and

former student

Alex Hardy

performed at

a school music

night last year.

or if I needed a performer

for assemblies,” he said.

•Debbie Harwood, p14

Selwyn Sounds will

be held on March 4,

from 11.30am-8.30pm.

Tickets can be purchased

via Ticketek and buyers

will be able to prepurchase

a return bus ride

between pick up points in

Christchurch or Rolleston

and Lincoln Domain.

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fencing could affect Selwyn


The changes, introduced on January

1, focus on ensuring physical

barriers are in place to prevent unsupervised

children from accessing

pools and aim to reduce the number

of drownings.

Under the new rules, larger

residential pools and spa pools that

can be filled to at least 400mm must

have fencing or features to prevent

children under five from getting

into the pool. These rules also apply

to temporary and inflatable pools,

and pools at motels, camp grounds

or other places without lifeguards at

all times.

Those whose pool fencing already

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don’t need to make any changes.

Spa pools with a water surface

area of 5 sq m or less, that are at

least 760mm above ground with no

climbable way to get in and have

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Pool owners will need to have

their pool fencing inspected every

three years by the district council or

a registered independently-qualified

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Mary Kamo

Prison chaplain role rewarded


Mary Kamo

received a

New Year

Honour for

services to

the welfare

of prisoners

after being

a prison

chaplain for

33 years.

Mary Kamo spent 33 years working with prisoners to turn their lives around. Bridget

Rutherford spoke to her about helping inmates, living at Birdlings Flat, and being

proud of her kids

You were made a Companion of the

New Zealand Order of Merit in the

New Year Honours. How did you

feel when you found out?

I was astonished; I thought they

must have had the wrong person.

But when I realised I felt very, very

privileged. I found out about two

months before the announcement.

When you’re told, you have to keep it

confidential and that was the hardest

part, I couldn’t tell anybody!

You received the honour for

your work with the inmates

at Christchurch Women’s,

Paparua Men’s and

Rolleston prisons as

chaplain. Can you tell

me what your work


It involved visiting

the prison, meeting

with inmates, doing


and Sunday

services. Just

really trying to

assist inmates

in getting

some sense

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also bring in people from their own

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with them. I worked in Paparua and

Rolleston prisons as well, but my

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what we need to do, I believe,

is find alternatives to imprisonment.

Now I’m not talking about them not

taking responsibility for criminal

activity, but I do think there are

probably better ways of handling it

than breaking up families, children

going into care, and then that whole

damage being very difficult to repair

when the mothers come out of

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SELWYN TIMES Tuesday January 17 2017 9

with New Year Honour

How did you come into the


I had been very involved in

the community in the Christian

family movement. Then I moved

onto working as a volunteer for

Whakatata House, I was volunteering

there for some years.

Then I got involved in starting up

the restorative justice outreach

in Christchurch. I was asked if I

would take on the role as prison

chaplain and with a little bit of

trepidation agreed to do that and

it went from there. It was while I

was a prison chaplain that I got

involved with Pillars, a charity

for children of prisoners, because

my husband, Ray, and I were

nominated to be the kaumatua

for Pillars.

Did you ever expect to be doing

it for 33 years?

No, I didn’t. I had a few times

thought I would retire but I had

a project I really wanted to get

established and that was for

Tukutuku panels to be put up in

the prison chapel, specifically the

ones that are called the stairway

to heaven. It seemed to me the

chapel was very mono-cultural

and I thought it should reflect

something of the lives of the

women who worshipped in there

as well. I used to say to the prison

– because there was often difficulty

with finance – if you want

to get rid of me, get the panels

done, I’ll leave then (laughs). The

day the panels went up, that’s the

day I retired. I have to give credit

to Father Jim Consedine. He invited

me to consider chaplaincy,

he is the one who supported

prison chaplaincy in Christchurch,

and he was prison chaplain

himself for many years.

Do you miss it?

I do miss it, I miss the women.

I am a kaiwhakamana, who are

mainly Maori elders, and the

Government set up a scheme

for elders to be able to visit

any prison in the country and

support their people. That system

means these elders are available

on request or available to visit

the prison, and meet with

people, so I will go back as



Both Miriama

and Ward

Kamo work in


Is there anything that has really

stuck with you during your


The care that was extended

to me. That’s what I found in

the prison, the majority of the

women would care for each other,

then staff do the same. There

were times where I asked myself

who was ministering who. It matured

me, expanded my thinking

and expanded my heart.

And you live near Little River

don’t you?

I live in Birdlings Flat, we

recycled a house off the red zone

from Burwood and set it up on

a property my husband had inherited.

We lived at Birdlings Flat

before our first child was born,

and when we realised schools

and doctors weren’t that close,

we bought in Brighton. We lived

there right up until the earthquake

meant we had to move

back to Birdlings. I love it here.

And one of your daughters,

Miriama Kamo, is quite a

familiar face for many Kiwis.

She is, we’ve got used to it. She

is very good at what she does,

what you see on screen is Miriama

as she is. That is the person

that she is and that’s what we’re

proud of.

Did you ever think when she

was young that she would be

fronting shows such as Sunday

and Kiwi Living?

No (laughs). Miriama’s shy.

Most people won’t believe that.

She was so shy that she wouldn’t

talk and she would hide behind

my skirt if anyone said hello to


What do your other children


We’ve got five – the oldest, our

son Ward, is on Native Affairs.

Our eldest daughter Michaela

works in Tauranga for the Bay

of Plenty Health Board, then

Amos, works for the New Zealand

Transport Agency. Then

our youngest, Sian, works for an

insurance company in Auckland.

We have lots of grandchildren –


Where did you grow up?

I was born in Dunedin of

which I’m very proud. If my

husband is watching Canterbury

play Otago he has to watch it

with my blue and gold scarf

hanging across the television.

So what brought you up to


That was my big OE! A

girlfriend and I were going to

go overseas, but we hadn’t seen

much of New Zealand so we

started off in Queenstown. Then

my mother said we want you in

Christchurch (because they had

moved there) for your 21st. So the

very next day after my 21st we

went to a nightclub/coffee

bar. And here was this musician

who owned it and that was the

end of it. A friend invited us

to meet him there on a Friday

night, so that’s when I really met

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Too many ignore seat belts

• By Bridget Rutherford

MORE PEOPLE are being

killed on Canterbury roads

because they are not wearing

seat belts.

Fifty-two of the people

killed on Canterbury roads

from 2012-2016 were not

wearing seat belts – the third

highest in the country.

That followed 61 in Auckland,

and 56 in Bay of Plenty.

The numbers were released


Police will up their enforcement

and focus more on

educating people to wear seat

belts this year as a result.

It comes two weeks after

Cole Troy Hull, Samuel James

Drost and Lily Frances Moore,

all 15, were killed when the

car they were passengers in

failed to take a corner on

Harts Rd near Leeston. They

were not wearing seat belts.

The 14-year-old unlicensed

driver was seriously injured,

while Alex Brown, the only

one wearing a seat belt, received

minor injuries.

Canterbury road policing

manager Inspector Al Stewart

said the numbers were

“absolutely unacceptable.”

He said the deaths of the

three teenagers was a reminder

seat belts reduced the

risk of death by 50 per cent for

front seat passengers and 75

per cent for those in the back


“We know the young guy

who walked away from that

crash walked away because he

was wearing his seat belt. If

that doesn’t send a message to

people who are in similar situations,

I’m baffled,” Inspector

Stewart said.

The number of people killed

in Canterbury who were not

wearing their seat belts had

increased from eight in 2012

to 15 last year.

Nine males and six females

killed in Canterbury crashes

last year were not wearing seat

belts. In 2015, there were 11

males and four females killed,

and in 2014, four males and

two females were killed while

not wearing seat belts.

Inspector Stewart said

the increase in the number

of females killed when not

wearing their seat belt was


“It’s so simple to do, it takes

a couple of seconds to make

yourself a lot safer.”

Cole Hull

Samuel Drost

Lily Moore

Readers respond to

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growth will make a

passenger rail service

between Selwyn and

Christchurch vital

Vicki Krom, of Lincoln –

Yes, I would love to see a rail link

introduced between Selwyn and

Christchurch. I am currently

a bus user but, at times, the

delays are ridiculous because of

the volume of cars on the road,

whereas a rail link would always

run to schedule and not be prone

to hold ups of any kind. Hopefully

it would encourage more

people to use public transport if

the service was dependable, thus

reducing the volume of cars on

the road, which can only be a

good thing. Bring it on, I say!

Lorraine and Ian Scott, of

Rolleston – Yes, rail into the

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Sensei lives up to Jonny’s memory

• By Gabrielle Stuart

THERE WAS something special

about Sensei – Michael Pitman

knew it from the minute he set

eyes on the year-old colt.

Three years ago, Mr Pitman’s

son, Jonny, took his own life,

aged 28.

Something about the yearling,

which he came across while

visiting sales in Sydney, brought

back memories of Jonny.

“He reminded me of my boy

when I saw him – he’s strong,

dark, good-looking,”

Mr Pitman

(left) said.

“I always wanted

to have a horse

good enough to

name after my


Although Mr Pitman has

raised dozens of horses, he has

never given one a stable nickname.

But when he goes out to work

with the colt, he calls him Jonny.

Last week, his faith in the

horse paid off when Sensei won

at the Waikouaiti New Year’s

Day races.

It was an emotional moment

for the Pitman family, and for

many others in the racing community

who knew Jonny.

Mr Pitman said it hit home

when he heard commentator

OUT AHEAD: Sensei won his maiden race on New Year’s Day at



Matt Cross, who knew Jonny,

announce Sensei had reached

the line “with a little help from


The name Sensei, which is

the Japanese title for a martial

arts teacher, was chosen

to honour Jonny. He had

represented New Zealand in judo

and tae kwon do, and spent time

in Japan training under martial

arts masters.

The first name the family

considered was Pitbull, the nickname

Jonny was given on the

rugby league field, but that name

was taken.

Mr Pitman runs the Pitman

Racing Stables with his son,

Matt. He said they had originally

planned to have a three-way

partnership with Jonny.

“I miss my son so badly, it

doesn’t matter. Not only did he

live here with us, we worked

together too,” he said.

One of the horses he and Jonny

trained together, No Emotion,

also raced on New Year’s Day,

finishing third in the Waikouaiti


He said Jonny had been

very intelligent and good at

almost everything he did, but

had struggled with depression.

Trying to come to terms

with his son’s death had

been incredibly difficult, he


“For the first six months not a

HAPPIER TIMES: Jonny Pitman (right) at his brother Matt’s


day went by without the old ‘why

or what if’,” he said.

“But I won’t judge what my son

choose to do. I hate what it did

to us, but at the end of the day it

was his decision.”

He said there was a big

stigma around discussing suicide,

but he hoped that would


“There are so many

suicides each year but it hardly

gets a mention. I don’t have

trouble talking about it because

the more it’s spoken about

hopefully the less it happens.”

On Saturday, Sensei raced

at Trentham, finishing a hardfought

fourth, auguring well for

the rest of the Wellington Cup


Mr Pitman was confident he

would do well.

Even as a youngster the colt

had a good head, a good eye and

a great walk, as well as racing

blood from his grandmother,

Australian champion Canny


“He’s a lovely horse with a real

future,” he said.

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the Depression Helpline on

0800 111 757 and Lifeline on

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hemisphere’s largest pipe and drumming summer school. The Royal New

Zealand Pipe Band Association Summer School was held last week at St

Andrew’s College, bringing some of the best tutors in the trade to the school.

Canadian bagpiper Jack Lee, Scottish pipe-band drummer and leading

drummer of the Simon Fraser University Pipe Band, John Reid Maxwell, were

some of the tutors from around the world who travelled to the city for the



PROUD: Drum major Charlie Moorhead, 12, holds up his mace.

The resident of Broadfield also plays bagpipes.


than 140 students from

around the southern

hemisphere took part in the

summer school.

LOUD: The Royal

New Zealand

Pipe Band


Summer School

created a strong

sound together

on the last day of

the course.

MUSICAL: Alicia Smith, 14, of Lincoln on the bagpipes.

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Motorists may experience delays

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People travelling to Christchurch

International Airport should plan

ahead and allow plenty of extra

travel time.

The work to reconstruct the road

through the intersection is part of

the State Highway 1 Russley Road


The project is progressing well

and is expected to be finished in


The work is weather dependent and may be

postponed until the following weekend

if required.

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Tuesday January 17 2017



Harwood in tune with health for

Debbie Harwood will perform with fellow When

The Cat’s Away singers Annie Crummer and

Margaret Urlich, as well as Sharon O’Neill at the

Selwyn Sounds concert in March. She spoke to

Tom Doudney about her latest endeavours


always been interested in helping

people heal but soon she will be

expressing that desire through a

form other than music.

The former When The Cats

Away singer recently qualified as

a hypnotherapist after completing

a two-month course in San

Francisco and is working on

setting up her own practice this


Come March 4 though, her

focus will be on using her vocal

talents to woo the crowd at

Selwyn Sounds when she performs

on a bill stacked with Kiwi

rock royalty. Also playing will be

Dragon, Mi-Sex, the Jordan Luck

Band and Jason Kerrison, among


Harwood said herself, Crummer,

Urlich and O’Neill had

strong chemistry which had been

key to their success.

“Seeing as we have been

making music since the early 80s,

and the 70s in Sharon’s situation,

we have been right through

people’s lives with them as well,”

she said.

“I never ever, ever take that

for granted, I will always get on

stage with enormous respect for

that, that those people have been

through lots of different things,

great things and sad things, with

our music as a soundtrack to

those things.”

Harwood had been interested

in hypnotherapy since undergoing

it herself in her early 20s,

when it helped her overcome

asthma and other health problems

which were affecting her


However, she only made the

decision to train as a hypnotherapist

early last year.

“I love being able to help people

make changes to core beliefs so

I literally woke up at 8am in the

morning with this feeling, by

10am that morning I had booked

my flights and registered with the

school in San Francisco and off I

went,” she said.

“I am quite impulsive and

when I get a strong feeling about

something I will act on it.”

Harwood has been plagued by

health problems throughout her

career and in 2009 had to seek

more conventional medical help.

Seriously ill at the age of 49, she

underwent open heart surgery

at St George’s Hospital to fix a

failed mitral valve and hole in her


“One of the funniest things



Harwood is

starting a new


practice but

will be fully

focused on

music when she

plays Lincoln’s

Selwyn Sounds

concert in

March. ​

that has ever happened to me was

when I woke up from the operation

in ICU. I was very, very ill,

and I looked at the bottom of my

bed and my surgeon and ward

doctor were there,” she said.







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Lincoln concert event

“I was looking at the ward

doctor and he had long hair

and blue scrubs and his name

tag said David Bowie – that was

his actual name. I am pretty sure

I said to him at some point: ‘I

think your best work was Life on

Mars, David’. He was a musician


Her health was now better than

it had been for more than 20

years and felt she had received “a

second go at life.”

Harwood has just recorded a

new song called Isolated which

she hopes to release in the next

two months. She plans on recording

four more songs but is not

expecting to put out a full album.

She was looking forward to

playing on the same bill with the

other Selwyn Sounds artists, such

as Dragon which she had a long

association with.

Former Dragon keyboardist

Alan Mansfield now plays with

Harwood, O’Neill, Crummer

and Urlich, and Harwood had

been good friends with another

former Dragon keyboardist Paul


In fact Hewson’s death from

a drug overdose in 1984, when

he was 33, had a profound effect

on her career. Having just left

Dragon, Hewson was staying

with Harwood and her flatmate

in Auckland at the time.

Debbie Harwood

“I cooked him his last dinner,

fillet steak actually, and then

he went out and the next thing

BEST OF FRIENDS: From left, Margaret Urlich, Harwood and

Annie Crummer will perform together at Selwyn Sounds, along

with Sharon O’Neill (not pictured).

I knew I had the police on my

doorstep in the morning, it was

very devastating,” Harwood


“I was 24 and my career had

only just started, and so my very

first single that I released in 1984

I dedicated to him. It was called

If That Will Make you Happy and

I won a music award the following

year for that which was where

the seed of When The Cat’s Away

started because Margaret Urlich,

Annie Crummer and I were at

the music awards in 85.”

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• By Gordon Findlater

Tuesday January 17 2017

Hororata golfer shows promise

on both sides of the Tasman


Brettkelly has strung

together solid back-to-back

performances in both Australia

and New Zealand.

The 17-year-old competed in

top junior tournaments over the

past fortnight, finishing seventh

in both.

Brettkelly begun the year by

finishing seventh overall at the

Victorian Junior Masters in


Past champions in Melbourne

include current world No 1

Jason Day who won the tournament

in 2005 and was also

world junior amateur champion

at the time. Two-time Australian

Open winner and former

top 20 player Aaron Baddeley

also won the event in 1998.

Some big names have competed

in the event without

tasting success as well. The 2013

Masters champion and former

world No 1 Adam Scott finished

in the top five at the tournament

four years in a row from

the age of 15.

Brettkelly opened the tournament

in strong fashion with

back-to-back rounds of 72 to

be among the top contenders

at the halfway point. A third

round score of 76 put him out

of contention. However, a final

STRONG WEEK: Dominic Brettkelly recorded top 10 finishes

at both the Victorian Junior Masters and North Island

under-19 championships.

round 72 topped off what was a

reasonably successful week.

He returned to New Zealand

last week to play in the North

Island under-19 championship

at St Andrews in Hamilton.

The teenager was outside of

the top 10 going into the third

and final round after opening

round scores of 73 and 75. He

left his best until last with a

final round of 70 to finish in a

tie for seventh, two shots off the




Back-to-back bowls titles

Ellesmere won the Mugford Trophy annual lawn

bowls quadrangular tournament at Ashburton’s

Allenton Sports Club on Sunday. It was the second

straight year the team have secured the trophy

after seeing off teams from North Canterbury,

Mid-Canterbury and Malvern. The Ellesmere junior

team came close to securing the junior title for a

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Pool Fest

Tuesday to Friday, 1-3pm

Make a splash with giant inflatables,

paddle boats, aquatic volleyball

and other fun activities.

Selwyn Aquatic Centre, 71

Broadlands Drive, Rolleston.


Lincoln Library, Wednesday,


Darfield Library, Friday,


#TheFlockNZ is coming to

the library with a session where

children can get involved to

create their own bird to join the

flock. #TheFlockNZ is an awareness

campaign for endangered

shore and river birds. Flocks of

hand decorated birds will be

appearing all over the district

this summer. At the art and craft

sessions children will make and

decorate birds for display around

the South Island, and maybe the

North Island as well.

Bookings are essential, to book


Pack a

it ’ s





by 5pm each Wednesday

Teddy Bears’ Picnic

Wednesday, 11am-1pm

Pack a picnic and dress up

your teddy for a fun family day

out. With trampolines, Pedalmania,

face painting, bouncy

castles, toddler gym, House of

Bricks, spectacular acts from

Zirka Circus, a teddy bear parade

and more.

Rolleston Community Centre

and Reserve (behind Rolleston


Charity bowls event

Friday, 1pm

The Darfield Bowling Club

is hosting a half day fun minitournament

to raise money for

the Malvern Cancer Support

Group. There will be raffles,

prize money up for grabs and afternoon

tea will be provided. For

more information email Elaine

Guy at or

Margaret Gray at nannagray48@

Darfield Bowling Club, Almond

Park. Entry $5.

Darfield Pool Party

Sunday, 2-4pm

Enjoy games, music, a sausage

sizzle, prizes and pool inflatables.

Darfield Pool, Ross St.

Interactive author workshop

Leeston Library, Monday,


Rolleston Library, Monday,


Award winning author Maria

Gill will involve local children

in acting out a story with native

bird and predator puppets, writing

a story about an endangered

animal, learning how to draw a

native bird and looking at ways

Discover walking tracks, native birds,

penguins, the swimming beach and

shipwrecks, all on the island that’s

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and its wildlife.

Bookings are essential, to book


Lincoln High School production

Tuesday, January 24, 10am and


Lincoln High School senior

drama students will perform

three stories in a 40 minute

production. These will include

A Pirate Story, Aesop’s The

Tortoise and the Hare fable as

well as a story about speaking

up called Oliver Has Something

to Say. There will be singing and

games played between stories.

All profits will be donated to the

KidsCan charity which helps

children living in poverty.

Lincoln High School hall. Tickets

$4 per seat, cash only, meaning

mothers with children sitting

on their lap will pay for one seat

only. For pre-schools wishing

to book groups, teacher tickets

are free. For pre-sales and block

bookings of 10 or more people,

email Sandra McLean on smc@ Door sales will

be available, but the hall has a

220-seat capacity.

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


Leeston Market – Saturday,

9.30am-12.30pm. Ellesmere

Cooperating Church, High St.

Free entry.

Lincoln Farmers’ and Craft

Market – Saturday, 10am-1pm.

Gerald St, Lincoln.

Darfield Market – Saturday,

PLENTY TO DO: Picnics in the

Park events are returning to

Selwyn this summer, with the

first to be held at Tai Tapu’s

Rhodes Domain on Thursday,

5.30-7.30pm. There will be live

music, a bouncy castle, the

Fun on Wheels trailer, games,

Pedalmania, prizes and a

free sausage sizzle. Bring a

picnic and enjoy the summer

evening. ​

10am-2pm, next to Farmlands

on South Tce, Darfield.

Edendale Car Boot Sale

– Sunday, 10am-3pm, Edendale

Cafe, 888 Sandy Knolls Rd, West


Running Groups

The running groups aim to

get like minded members of the

community fit and engaged with

each other. All running groups

have a handicapped start to cater

for different abilities.

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


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


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Film to honour WW1 soldiers, horses

• By Bridget Rutherford

IT WAS July, 1914 and World

War 1 had broken out in Europe.

New Zealand men were being

called on to enlist and fight in

the war with allied troops.

Many thought it would be an

adventure and a chance to see

the world. Others believed the

war would be over within six


Among the hundreds of thousands

were rural men from high

country stations – some of them

with their horses – who joined

the mounted rifles regiments.

They served at Gallipoli and

went to Egypt with their horses

to train, before serving in the

successful Sinai and Palestine

campaigns against the Turks

from 1916-18 and across the

Middle East.

While the Gallipoli campaign

is taught in school history classes

and well known to many, the

peril of the country’s mounted

rifles brigades was not – until


Hawarden man Terry King

is spearheading a team making

a film about the rural men and

their horses who went to serve in

World War 1.

The Cold Footed Mounts will

focus on four Canterbury men

who went to serve in the Canterbury

Mounted Rifles Regiment,

and the bond they formed with

their horses.

Mr King said these stories had

never been told before.

“After a disastrous campaign

[Gallipoli], they had to do it all

again. There’s a lot of history

there, it’s all been hidden.”

Mr King, who was in the

army’s Territorial Force for 10

years before working for the

United Nations, said the idea

came from his great grandfather,

Henry Coppell, who served in

the Canterbury Mounted Rifles


After reading through Mr

Coppell’s diaries from when he

served in the Middle East during

the war, Mr King realised how

little people knew of these men

and their stories.

PRODUCERS: Stunt double Dayna Grant and Terry King

working on the film. ​

Many were respected soldiers,

but they were starved and lost

teeth because of the food they

had to eat, he said.

In spite of that, they all took

extremely good care of their

horses, he said.

“A lot of the family did not

know that. He [Mr Coppell]



preview for

the film was

shot near


SOLDIERS: Troops of the Anzac Mounted Division with

prisoners of war on foot during World War 1.


never showed that diary until

after his death.”

After further research into

the regiments, Mr King decided

those mens’ stories needed to be


The film’s core team would

consist of Mr King, director

Charlie Haskell, assistant director

Darren Simmonds, Hollywood

stunt double and producer

Dayna Grant and lead script

writer Tanya Wheeler.

Ms Grant was Lucy Lawless’

stunt double in Xena: Warrior


She had since been a stunt

double for Hollywood stars such

as Charlize Theron, Gwyneth

Paltrow and Tilda Swinton,

appearing on Mad Max: Fury

Road, The Chronicles of Narnia:

The Lion, the Witch and the

Wardrobe and Snow White and

the Huntsman.

Ms Wheeler was currently

a script writer for the Power

Rangers Dino Charge television

series, while Mr Haskell directs


Mr King said everyone who

was involved in making the film

had connections to the mounted

rifles regiments.

There would be four lead and

six secondary actors, and the

team was looking for young,

fresh actors to star in it.

Mr King said a lot of the

shooting would take place in

North Canterbury, with the

trailer to be filmed this month

and next at Waipara’s Weka Pass


Other scenes would be filmed

in the North Island, and a South

Australian desert near Adelaide.

The project comes after Mr

King organised the 100 Years,

100 Horses Ride on Anzac Day

in 2015.

It saw 100 uniformed riders

from New Zealand and Australia

ride from North Canterbury’s

The Peaks Hall into Waikari on

the day.

It was the first time New Zealand

and Australian riders had

ridden side by side in an Anzac

Day parade.

Mr King said it was a massive

job to organise the ride, and he

suffered two minor heart attacks

following it.

“I thought I had indigestion.”

His wife Nikki had since been

keeping a close eye on him, he


Mr King also organised a similar

ride on Anzac Day in Kaikoura

last year with 60 horses,

and hopes to have another from

Burnham to Christchurch next


Ten main horses, which belong

to both Mr King and some

friends, will be used for filming

with much of it done in front of a

green screen.

They were currently being

trained to become used to the

equipment, sounds and filming.

He said they hoped to have

the 120min film completed to be

screened on November 11, 2018,

to mark the end of World War 1.

The crew had set up a Givealittle

page to help raise the funds to

make the film.

They hope to raise about

$20,000 before using the film

trailer to apply for major funding

to complete the project.

“We need to know our history,”

Mr King said.

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Fashion Quarterly

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Sale Time & New Arrivals!!!

it’s that time of year where retail stores

are going into sale mode to make way

for the next season’s exciting arrivals –

this can be a great time to get yourself

a bargain!

it is always wise to have a beautiful

dress that fits you perfectly in the

wardrobe ready for any last

minute invitations, so now

can be the time to get that

dress you have had your eye

on at a discounted price.

We have pictured the cute

and quirky black & white

spot Vivid dress which is now

on sale for $104.

Staying with the ever popular

black & white theme, we have

shown the Vargo assymetric skirt

(now $122) which looks amazing

when teamed up with the coral

Vargo top (non sale $139). The

tassle necklace is from Kaikoura’s

My Tassle range and is $39.

Another stunning dress now

on sale is the red poppy print

Macjays dress (now $125)This

dress is very flattering as it

is loose fitting but still gives

some shape to the body. The

red tassle necklace finishes

this outfit ($39).

We have pictured the

pretty and fresh Ivyblu Leah

dress which is now on sale

for $159. This dress is again

a flattering fit as is forgiving

through the middle area and

is very versatile so could take you

anywhere. This dress looks equally

good dressed up with heels or

dressed down with flats. The Ivyblu

label is very popular and is NZ made,

made right here in Christchurch.

New stock will start to trickle in the

doors of fashion stores beginning

now and by march stores will be

taking on a new season’s feel.

Just arrived is the stunning

macjays lace dress in

navy. This is a fitted but

flattering style with lace sleeves

and the longer below knee length will please many.

This is priced at $275 and its classic style means that

it could be your go to dress for many seasons as it

won’t date.

All of the styles featured are available at Viva La

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As women we know that if we look good, we feel

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Dig out your 80s

Annabelle Dick looks at

this year’s fashion trends

THINK GRACE Jones, think

Madonna, think Prince.

The 80s are back with a

vengeance, whether you like it

or not.

This year

will see the


of chic 80s

wear – even


Marc Jacobs

recently held

an exclusive

party aptlythemed

Grace Jones

“Chic 80s” in

ode to the 2017 trend.

That coincided nicely with

his resort ‘17 collection that

features ruffles galore and

coats more embellished than a

Bowie number.

Even reality TV star and

fashion icon Kim Kardashian

is up with the play – she was

seen sporting an 80s shoulderpad

blazer only last week.

FUN: Try playing with

chunky belts and embroided

clothing for a touch of

the 80s trend.


-Kim Taylor

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SELWYN TIMES Tuesday January 17 2017 21

wardrobe – it’s back in style

FRIVOLOUS: Sleeves will

come in all shapes and sizes

this year – try a bell sleeve for

a chic 80s look.


POP: Make a statement by

experimenting with colour and



EYE-CATCHING: This year’s Pantone colour palette is light, bright and playful.

Several designers and fashion

forecasters have said 2017 is the

year of frivolity. Bell sleeves, flared

trousers and ruffled tops are all

expected to make a strong feature

on this year’s fashion scene.

This year’s Pantone Fashion

Colour Report, which features

the top 10 shades seen on the

runway, back up those predictions.

The palette is bright and

vivid – just like the 80s.

In 2016, off-shoulder dresses

topped the list of women’s best

performing fashion trends. Along

with flounces and Bardot styles,

they warmed women up to what’s

going to be an even bigger year

for sleeve shapes. Leg-of-mutton,

flared, bell, extra-long and puffed

are definitely styles worth experimenting


Power dressing is also back in

fashion too so incorporate the

trend into your work wardrobe

by pulling out the shoulder pad

blazer and pairing it with tailored

slacks or wide-leg trousers.

In a day and age where less is

more, people have been moving

towards a minimalistic look with

classic tailoring, muted colours

and high-quality fabrics.

The 80s, however, were an

era for bright colours, oversized

clothes and accessorised outfits

due to the pop culture boom.

But don’t let the bold 80s trend

ruffle you the wrong way, find

ways to adapt certain pieces

instead of jumping in head first

into the trend – no one wants

to look like they’ve just stepped

out of a Girls Just Want To Have

Fun video clip. Pair a bell-sleeved

blouse with boyfriend jeans as

a subtle nod to the 80s, or try a

faux fur coat on those chilly days.

Consider flared trousers, wide

belts, embellished and embroided

jackets and metallics too. They’re

expected to be big on the catwalk

and streets in 2017.

After seasons of body-con

dresses, cut-out wear and athleisure,

this year you can relax. Be

playful with your outfits, mix and

match colours and textures, but

most importantly, dress in what

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SELWYN TIMES Tuesday January 17 2017 23


E-Class spearheads Mercedes-Benz charge

• By Ross Kiddie

LUXURY VEHICLE sales figures

for 2016 once again show the

dominance Mercedes-Benz has in

that part of the market. It finished

in No 1 position with 20 per cent

growth over the previous year.

A lot of that can be attributed to

the extensive line-up within the

Mercedes-Benz brand, and the raft

of new models which have landed

in the last couple of years.

One of the most recent new

arrivals is the E-Class – a series

which could loosely be termed

the mainstream model within

the brand, taking into account,

it also claimed the New Zealand

Motoring Writers’ Guild Car of

the Year Award for 2016.

The E-Class lands here in

multiple specification levels with

several engine options – diesel

and petrol – the range starts at

$99,900 for a 2-litre petrol-powered


The evaluation car sits more

towards the top end of the series

at $149,800, and its 3-litre, V6

turbocharged diesel engine

is rated by Mercedes-Benz at

190kW. In true diesel fashion the

turbo boost helps to produce a

magnificent 620Nm of torque.

Bear in mind the compression

ignition engine was invented by

German automotive pioneer Karl

MERCEDES-BENZ E350D: New Zealand Car of the Year for 2016.

Rudolf Diesel, and German engine

manufacturers have worked hard

over the years to produce high

horsepower, quiet running, clean

burning engines with an emphasis

on fuel efficiency.

The 2987cc unit in the E-Class

impresses in all these areas.

Some of the statistics provide

interesting reading, the E-Class

in this form will make 100km/h

from a standstill in 5.9sec and

will scamper to 120km/h from

80km/h in 3.8sec.

It will also return a 5.6-litre

per 100km/h (50mpg) combined

cycle average, sipping fuel at the

rate of just 5l/100km (56mpg)

at 100km/h (engine speed just


That’s good reading for a car

which carries a bit of bulk but

that is offset by the clever engine

manufacture and sophistication

of the nine-speed automatic

gearbox which is finding its way

across Mercedes-Benz badged


The transmission is a stunner,

so smooth are the changes

it’s almost like there are no

changes bar the needle shift on

the tachometer. Of course, there’s

a driver selectable function

through steering-wheel-mounted

paddles, but I never used them

a lot, far preferring to let the

gearbox do its own thinking, the

engine/transmission combination

never disappoints.

That sums up the car in total,

it is beautifully built with high

quality trim materials and an

inviting interior in terms of

appointment. The test car was

finished in brown leather, the

entire ambience is clean and spacious.

All seats provide sumptuous

occupant comfort, also allowing

for a lot of onboard space.

More importantly are the number

of safety features built into

the E-Class. They are way too

numerous and comprehensive to

detail, but to say the latest from

the Mercedes-Benz factory would

be one of the world’s safest cars.

For comfort and convenience

there’s a multitude of features and

options. One of my passengers

referred to the giant on-screen

display as looking like two iPads

joined together, the graphics are

intense and can be structured to

suit the driver’s preference and/or

driving style.

I like the display as it sits in

sport mode, the colours are vivid

and the readouts easy to understand.

There is also head-up display

offering the driver constant

visual interpretation of speed and

other key elements.

It’s fair to say the E-Class is a

standout in terms of technology,

and any prospective buyer will just

adore its features, I certainly did.

As its price would suggest, and

given Mercedes-Benz’s reputation

for luxury car manufacture, it’s

no surprise then that driving the

• Price – Mercedes-Benz

E350d, $149,800

• Dimensions – Length,

4923mm; width, 1852mm;

height, 1468mm

• Configuration – V6,

rear-wheel-drive, 2987cc,

190kW, 620Nm, ninespeed


• Performance –

0-100km/h, 5.9sec

• Fuel usage – 5.6l/100km

E-Class is a step towards luxury

rather than sporty. The driver

and occupants are pampered,

especially in terms of ride comfort,

the air suspension is just

glorious, even riding on low profile

tyres the ride is still sublime.

Bear in mind, though, that lower

grade models don’t get the air setup

as standard. I can also report

that on a Port Hills/plains loop

the E-Class handles delightfully,

it has controlled balance and

involving steering.

I’m a big formula one fan, and

with the success Mercedes-Benz

has had in 2016, and in the last

few years, I’m in no doubt that

that is also contributing to offthe-showroom-floor

sales. With

the impetus the brand has had in

recent years, I don’t expect that to

change any time soon.


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,

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

6400 and provides a wide knowledge base for medium to high risk

environments. This course covers many of the skills required to

deal with the most common injuries, such as falls (which can result

in head, neck and spinal injuries) and dealing with complex scenes

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

it is located.



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SELWYN TIMES Tuesday January 17 2017 25


Work on ways to retain moisture

JANUARY IS possibly the most

challenging month in the garden

with high temperatures, dry soils

and holidays away.

Together these factors can create

major problems in the garden. So

careful planning and proactive

measures are needed to ensure

your garden survives the height of


The possibility of a wet summer

is a cherished thought for many

keen gardeners although others

may not agree!

In theory, this is the most

productive month of the year for

summer vegetables, not only do

they grow rapidly with the higher

temperatures, but flavours are

often enhanced.

Sustaining adequate soil moisture

is the real challenge. Watering

in the cooler hours and mulching

will help.

With quick maturing salad vege

such as dwarf beans, radish, and

lettuce, continue new plantings

throughout January into early


All this growth takes from the

soil so continue adding compost

around existing plants and

incorporating the organic matter

into existing soil before new


It’s the main harvest time for

many stone fruit such as; apricots,

cherries, nectarines, peaches and


Early season apples such as

gravenstein begin to ripen towards

the end of the month. Berry fruits

are now at the end of cropping and

you can remove old canes and tie

up new season ones.

Some varieties of strawberries

will continue cropping through

January, extending the traditional

strawberry season. Plants will begin

sending out ‘runners’ towards

the end of the month. Allow these

to develop into next year’s plants

or where not required, cut off and


Displays of summer flowering

annuals should be at their peak

in January with gorgeous displays

of colour in the garden. While

these plants love the hot summer

weather, they still require regular

watering, preferably in the cooler

early morning.

With newly-planted fruit trees,

ensure they are regularly irrigated

to help establish a strong root system.

This is particularly important

with young citrus trees.

A difficult month for all but the

‘hardiest’ roses.

Many varieties produce a

limited number of blooms during

the height of summer before

an outstanding display in early


Closely observe specimens in

your rose garden that appear quite

robust at this time of year; use this

as the basis for future plantings.

Flower carpet roses are seemingly

impervious to difficult

weather conditions, as is the bush

rose iceberg.

Recommence fertiliser applications

in mid-February. Continue

to train climbing roses where you

desire, removing all other surplus


Maximising the use of water

and keeping up general gardening

maintenance will help keep your

garden healthy and extend your


Although there is some debate

about when to water and when to

not, the general consensus is that

watering at the start of the day and

in the evening reduces the amount

of water loss from transpiration

and evaporation and plant roots

have plenty of time to receive the

vital moisture.

Applying much around your

trees, shrubs, roses and vegetables

will also help retain soil moisture.

Remove any weeds you see pop

up as they too waste water. Plant

something else in their place to fill

the space.

VITAL: Applying mulch around your trees will help keep

moisture in the soil.

Back to reality

For most of us, the summer holidays are

done and dusted and we are back to the

reality of work life. If you have spent a bit

of time away from home, your gardens

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TLC. Here are our top garden tasks for this


Veggie Gardens

Check your veggie beds regularly to ensure that

you are harvesting the produce as soon as it is

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haven’t produced much in the way of veggies, but

instead have a lot of flowers and seeds on them, it

is time to pull them out. They have bolted to seed

and won’t be any use.

Keep up the water! Make sure you give them a

good soak every few days rather than a small

watering daily.

If your plants have been in for a while now, it might

pay to add some fertiliser or organic matter to the

soil to help keep the nutrient supply available for

them to thrive.


A 10cm layer of bark mulch will help to keep your

garden looking great, and provide some protection

for your plants. The bark will help to keep moisture

in the soil, suppress the weeds, and keep the soil at

a more even temperature. If you don’t like the look

of bark, you can use stones or chips as well.

Organic compost is an excellent soil conditioner.

If your garden beds are looking a little dry and

worse for wear, add some of our top selling organic

compost. This is also safe for use around acid-loving

plants such as Rhododendrons and Camellias.

General garden tips

3 Raise the height of your mower to keep the

lawns a bit longer.

3 Pull out the weeds as you see them. They

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Tuesday January 17 2017



for a positive

school year

Starting the year off right can make a

difference to a child’s learning and potential

for success. Parents can make a difference by

preparing their children for the new school


Uniform: Fit your child out in the correct

uniform ensuring it is clean and tidy.

Equipment: Provide all the equipment

the school as requested your child bring

to school. Not having certain equipment

can mean that a child is not as involved

in classroom activities or that they feel

embarrassed about not having what is


Establish routines: Ensure your child

is up, dressed and has had breakfast early

enough to be at school on time and at night

have a routine for homework, providing

guidance when needed but not completing

the homework for them. If your child gets

stuck, ask questions and suggest ways to

research so your child can discover the

answers. Problem solving is a powerful

learning mechanism so encourage your

child to work things out for themselves.

Help establish good learning habits:

Adopt a positive attitude to your child’s

schooling and teachers showing enthusiasm

for their learning and an interest by asking

specific questions like three things they

learned that day.

Get involved: Show your children that

their schooling is important, by attending

parent teacher meetings and other school


Avoid pushing your child: One way

to turn a child off success is to push them

so that they no longer enjoy what they are

doing. It is great to have targets but keep

them fun.

Support your child: Praise your child’s

achievements whether academic, sporting,

creative or some other accomplishment. It

will help them believe that they can achieve

and will encourage them to give things a go.

Safer journeys

to school in 2017

Soon more than 8,000 school children all • Look and listen for traffic coming from

over Selwyn District will make the journey all directions

back to school. No matter how children • If there is traffic coming, wait until it has

are traveling the message is the same: passed and then look and listen for traffic

Your speed decides the outcome, slow again

down near children, schools and school • If there is no traffic coming, walk quickly,


straight across the road

Traffic will be heavier around school times • While crossing, look and listen for traffic,

than in recent weeks so think about leaving wherever it may come from.

the car at home. If you are driving please

be mindful of other people’s children, and

check where you are parking is not blocking

visibility or covering crossing points or

footpaths. If you always drive consider

parking a few blocks back from school so

you can walk with your kids and learn about

road safety together.

Tips to help children skating, walking and

scooting get to school safely

• Wear a glow vest and helmet (if you’re

on wheels)

• Walk the route with your child and get

down to the child’s level at crossings so you

can identify potential hazards

• Remember that children can’t judge

traffic and are easily distracted.

• Watch out for ‘sneaky’ driveways and

show your child how to slow and check for

backing vehicles.

Practice the kerb drill:

• Find a safe place to cross

• Stop one step back from the kerb or two

from the edge of seal


Tips to help young cyclists get to school


• Always wear a hi-visibility vest and


• Children under 10 should always cycle

with an adult

• Practice riding the route in the weekends

with your child when traffic is lighter and

you can stop and talk about hazards (passing

parked cars, crossing intersections).

Resources to help parents and children

learn road safety, including bus and cycle

safety, are available from Selwyn District

Council’s School Road Safety Coordinator

Stephanie Hautler by emailing stephanie.

Your speed decides the

outcome, slow down

near children, schools

and school buses!

School’s back

in Selwyn

Let’s make sure our children arrive safe!

The office will be open 27th Jan 2017

at 2pm – 3.30pm for new enrolments.

Contact 347 8355

Uniform Shop Open Hours:

Monday 23rd – Friday 27th Jan 9am – 3pm

Monday 30th Jan 9am – 3pm


8000 Selwyn children

are travelling to school this week by

bus, car, bike, scooter and on foot

Children can be unpredictable so if you’re driving please take extra

care at times when children are on their way to and from school.

First Day of Term 1: Monday, 30th January, 2017

Windwhistle School

a special place to learn

• Individual needs - small class sizes

• Swimming / Tennis / Golf / Skiing programmes

• Heated Swimming Pool

Phone: 03 318 6828 • Email:

SELWYN TIMES Tuesday January 17 2017 27


Lincoln Primary School West Rolleston Primary school

The staff and teachers at Lincoln Primary School are delighted

with their new modular classroom block.

The staff and teachers at Lincoln Primary

School are delighted with their new modular

classroom block at the main site and new,

years 1-2 junior campus at 24 Edwards Street.

This year, four new teachers from as far

away as Auckland and Alexandra have joined

the strong teaching team.

Students in the school’s 2016 Prep Band will

also graduate to the performance band and

another forty students will commence music

tuition in a new ‘prep band’ while the school’s

enrichment day will again run on Fridays.

Families are warmly invited to visit their

children’s new learning spaces on: Thursday,

26 January, 1.30-3pm; prior to start of school

the following Monday.

Lincoln Primary School will again be a

construction zone so for safety reasons,

all students and visitors should use the

designated entry areas. Note too that due to

refurbishments, the office/reception area may

be temporarily in the hall foyer.

Lincoln Primary School’s new building.

The community at West Rolleston Primary

School are excited to welcome their learners

from Years 5-8 as the school grows to include

senior age groups.

Once again, community and family will be

emphasised, with parents continuing to be

involved in Grow Time passion projects like

building structures and towers, cooking and

coaching sports teams.

“We have a fabulous PTA called GROW

who run events for the children and

community such as movie nights and serving

Rolleston West School students

Sophie & Harlow supported schools in

Kaikoura at the Mufti day and American

hot dog fundraiser.

milo and toast every Tuesday morning,” says

Principal, Sylvia Fidow.

Highlights this year will include

performances by the school’s choir, Kapa

Haka group and performing dance students.

Work will also continue on the school’s

landscaping plan which includes a hill

slide and new cycle track designed by the

children, who will help plant 150 natives to

complement the sixty fruit trees planted last

year, with plans for students to use the fruit in

future cooking classes.

Rolleston West School students

Henrique, Jaymie & Brooklyn were

thrilled with a filled School Wish Jar.

Senior Lincoln Primary School

students performing a Kapa Haka.

Lincoln Primary School’s new

Junior Campus.

Rolleston West School staff choosing

books for the school’s library.

Rolleston West School students Josh,

Emily & Toby working with wood.

Broadfield School

Broadfield School starts 2017 with a new parents. They’ve assisted with landscaping

building comprising two new classrooms, an and constructing outdoor seating, reflecting

administrative area, staffroom and sick bay. our family whanau atmosphere where the

The building has been modelled on the family is very much a part of the school,”

original school, located in Broadfield Reserve, explains Mike Molloy.

with a 45 degree roof pitch to resemble

a barn like feel. While the new buildings

are indicative of their rural environment,

Broadfield School embraces educational

trends. Students work collaboratively with

their teachers on learning projects of student

interest, such as their Enviroschools projects.

In 2015 and 2016, parents assisted the

students to plant native trees and shrubs

around the school grounds and along the

creek at Broadfield Reserve. This year, they

will be planting fruit trees around the school.

“We have had fantastic support from

Broadfield School

Innovative, Connected

and Empowered Learners,

driving their passion for


West Melton Full Primary School

• Excellent learning environment for all students

• Leadership opportunities for senior students

School Commences 8.50am,

Monday 30 January 2017

Office is open 23 - 27 January

for new enrolments and uniform sales.

For enquiries Phone: 03 347 8448


School commences

Wednesday 1 st February


The office will be open for

new enrolments on

Mon 30 th & Tue 31 st January

from 9am - 12pm

Phone: 324-2545


Uniform Sales

Order on-line at:,

or available from Rolleston College.

Monday 23 Jan 11:00am - 4:00pm

Tuesday 24 Jan 10:00 - 4:00pm

Wednesday 25 Jan 10:00 - 7:00pm

Thursday 26 Jan 10:00am - 7:00pm

Friday 27 Jan 9:00 - 1:00pm

Welcome to 2017

Clearview Primary

Term 1 Commences Tuesday,

31 January

Office open for enrolments from

Thursday 26 January

Second Hand Uniforms

Thursday 26 January 3 - 4pm in

the Clearview Community Room.

Cash or cheque only.

Please visit

for further information on

Clearview Primary

Burnham School

Te Kura o Tiori


Everyone is welcome! We have no zone!

Small rural school within a unique community.

Only five minutes from Rolleston and on

the Rolleston-Burnham bus route.

Call 347 6851 |


Tuesday January 17 2017



Contact Details and

Opening Days

Primary Schools

Broadfields School

cnr Shands and Rolleston Rds, Broadfield

Ph: 325 2440

School opens: Monday, 30 January 2017

Glentunnel School

Homebush Rd, Glentunnel, 7683

Ph: 318 2717

School opens: Monday, 30 January 2017

Lincoln Primary School

130 North Belt, Lincoln, 7608

Ph: 325 2571

School opens: Monday, 30 January 2017

Springfield School

2 Tawera Ln, Springfield, 7649

Ph: 318 4867

School opens: Monday, 30 January 2017

Burnham School

2 Chaytor Ave, Burnham

Ph: 347 6851

School opens: Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Hororata School

2548 Bealey Rd, Hororata, RD2, Darfield

Ph: 318 0803

School opens: Monday, 30 January 2017

Prebbleton School

Blakes Rd, Prebbleton, 7604

Ph: 349 6553

School opens: Monday, 30 January 2017

Springston School

16-20 Leeston Rd, Springston, 7616

Ph: 329 5724

School opens: Monday, 30 January 2017

Clearview Primary School

20 Broadlands Dr, Rolleston

Ph: 347 7025

School opens: Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Kirwee Model School

School Ln, Kirwee, 7543

Ph: 318 1850

School opens: Monday, 30 January 2017

Rolleston Christian School

571-575 Springston-Rolleston Rd, Rolleston

Ph: 550 2653

School opens: Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Tai Tapu School

Cnr Main Akaroa Highway & School Rd, Tai Tapu

Ph: 329 6796

School opens: Monday, 30 January 2017

Darfield Primary School

Ross St, Darfield, 7510

Ph: 318 8473

School opens: Monday, 30 January 2017

Ladbrooks School

9 Barnes Rd, Halswell, ChCh, 7674

Ph: 329 6885

School opens: Monday, 30 January 2017

Rolleston School

11 Tennyson St, Rolleston

Ph: 347 8355

School opens: Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Weedons School

Weedons Ross Road, RD 5, Christchurch

Ph: 347 8740

School opens: Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Dunsandel School

Irvines Rd, RD2, Dunsandel, 7682

03 325 4079

School opens: Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Leeston Consolidated School

19 Selwyn St, Leeston, 7632

Ph: 324 3493

School opens: Monday, 30 January 2017

Sheffield School

Wrights Rd, Sheffield, 7500

Ph: 318 3713

School opens: Wednesday, 1 February 2017

West Melton School

743 Weedons Ross Road, West Melton, 7618

Ph: 347 8448

School opens: Monday, 30 January 2017

Greendale School

187 Greendale Rd, RD1, ChCh, 7671

Ph: 318 8436

School opens: Monday, 30 January 2017

Lemonwood Grove School

540-546 East Maddisons Rd, Rolleston

Ph: 974 9236

School opens: Monday, 30 January 2017

Southbridge School

25 Hastings St Selwyn District 7602

Ph: 324 2545

School opens: Wednesday, 1 February 2017

West Rolleston Primary School

327 Dunns Rd

Ph: 595 0952

School opens: Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Since opening in 2015,

Rolleston Christian

School has grown, with 115

students already enrolled

this year.

The school’s open

plan allows students

and teachers to work

collaboratively utilising

individual strengths with

independent learning and

group work tailored to meet

each student’s individual

needs, for an enriched

learning experience.

“We are a small community.

Everyone knows your name

and parents regularly help

out with projects such as


Rolleston Christian School

Rolleston Christian School’s Kiwi Whanau Group planting their section of

a native wilderness area at Foster Park.

Christ-like, creative, critical thinkers

Enrol for 2017

Full Primary School

Rolleston Christian School students enjoying Pet Day with

many students experiencing farm animals for the first time.

constructing our food forest, last

year.” says Principal, Liz Horn.

In 2017, a lights programme will

be part of the children’s action

learning cycle. This will reflect

the school’s values that faith

brings help and light to the world;

through hope, excellence, love

and peace. Students will explore

the cultures and heritage of their

surrounding area and how they

can bring change.

This will include designing Kapa

Haka uniforms and bi-lingual

signs for the school, to signify its

bi-cultural nature and accepting


SELWYN TIMES Tuesday January 17 2017 29


Contact Details

and Opening


High Schools

Ellesmere College

Leeston Dunsandel Rd, Leeston

Ph: 324 3369

Visit: for opening


Darfield High School

7 McLaughlins Road, Darfield, 7510

Ph: 318 8411

Visit: for opening


Lincoln High School

25 Boundary Road, Lincoln, 7640

Ph: 325 2121

Visit: for opening


Rolleston College

99 Broadlands Drive, Rolleston

Ph: 595 2490

Visit: for opening


Rolleston College

2016 was a busy year for those involved in

planning and preparing Rolleston College for

its opening, at the start of the 2017 academic


This work covered the physical aspects

of the new school and development of the

school’s curriculum, with staff working hard

to create exciting and challenging learning

experiences for their year 9 students so they

are prepared for their future school life and


Rolleston College has purpose built

facilities that will allow students to follow

a variety of pathways. These incorporate

modern technologies and the more traditional

skills to prepare learners for a range of future

vocations. Examples include lathes existing

alongside modern laser cutters in the school’s

technology workshops that include an

automotive workshop; commercial kitchens;

drama and music studios; a large theatre;

and classrooms of mixed sizes for differing

learning experiences.

The school’s layout has been designed to

meet learners’ needs rather than requiring

learners to adapt to the demands of the

spaces. It supports personalised in-depth

individual learning and small or large group

collaborative work, augmented by Rolleston

College’s curriculum. This allows for a degree

of personal choice so learners can pursue

areas of specific interest while meeting the

New Zealand Curriculum across all learning


Learner & teacher whānau teams working towards an inclusive & collaborative

learning environment.

Teamwork as students from the Raumati whānau team spell their name.

The College Office will be open from 9am 23 January 2017

Monday 23 - Friday 27 January

New enrolments

Monday 30 January

New enrolments

Tuesday 31 January

11:00am - Year 13 leadership camp meeting

12noon to 4:00pm - Year 13 course confirmations. Please phone to make an appointment by

phoning the office or booking on line at (booking reference 6bew6)




Wednesday 1 February

9:00am - Year 8-12, new students meeting and induction

9:00am - Year 12 course confirmations. Please phone to make an appointment by phoning the

office or booking on line at (booking reference 6bew6)

9:30am - Year 13 leadership camp departs

Thursday 2 February

Year 7 interviews

Year 11 and Year 12 course confirmations continue. Please phone to make an appointment by

phoning the office or booking on line at (booking reference 6bew6)

Year 13 leadership camp

Friday 3 February

Year 7 interviews continue

Year 11 course confirmation. Please phone to make an appointment by phoning the office or

booking on line at (booking reference 6bew6)

Year 13 camp returns 3pm

Monday 6 February - Waitangi Day

College Buses will run from Tuesday 7 February

Tuesday 7 February

All students at College, normal school day

Year 8-13 in hall by 8:45am

Powhiri for all new staff and students at 9:00am. All parents/caregivers

are warmly invited to attend. Please meet in the school library.


Tuesday January 17 2017



Lincoln High School




We provide a variety of

courses, opportunities

and fully equipped

facilities to enable you

to discover your full


“Our Year 9 students have all been fitted

out and look very proud wearing the new

uniform,” says Kathy Paterson, Principal at

Lincoln High School.

While more formal than the previous

uniform, students have more flexibility on

what they wear. Girls have the option of a

pinafore, skirt or shorts and boys, shorts or

trouser. The blazer must be worn at all special

school occasions and to and from school in

terms two and three.

Students, teachers and the community

were consulted during the uniform selection

process, which is part of the school’s

increasing focus on its Community of

Learning. The school colours were modified,

a new logo created and their website updated.

At the end of term one, a new building is

also due for completion; a six classroom block

with a mix of innovative and more traditional

learning spaces.

Learning comes naturally at Lincoln, with the right balance of academic,

cultural, sporting and social opportunities

Lincoln High School students have a new uniform.

Let’s Learn.

Let’s Play.

Let’s Grow.

Let’s Empower.

West Rolleston

Primary - School

Te Kura o Te Uru Kowhai

Welcome to 2017

We look forward to re-connecting

with our foundation learners from

2016 and welcoming our new

learners and families for 2017,

including Year 5-8.

Term One commences on

Tuesday 31 January 2017.

Please visit our website

for more information


to your


School opening for learners

and families January 30th.

Assemble at the front of the school on

Springston/ Rolleston Road by 8.30 am

At the completion of the opening ceremony

all foundation learners will move into the

theatre to commence their learning. Their day

will finish at 3pm.

The school office will open on the 23rd

January. The pop up uniform site will also be

on site from this date.

Phone (03) 595 2490


PO Box 86045, Rolleston West 7658

2017 start dates

Wednesday February 1

Year 9 students at school.

(All buses run as normal.)

Friday February 3

- Full day for Years 10 and 11.

- Year 12 at school from

9am to 11am.

- Year 13 at school from

12:30pm to 2:30pm.

Tuesday February 7

All students at school for the

whole day.

The school office is open from

Monday January 23.

25 Boundary Road, Lincoln

(03) 325 2121

SELWYN TIMES Tuesday January 17 2017 31

Ready to open

Rolleston’s much awaited Lemonwood Grove School will open its doors to its

very first students on Monday, 30 January.

Much hard work has gone into setting up the

new school. Lemonwood Grove’s Establishment

Board members have met fortnightly since

September 2015 to oversee the school’s design,

establish operational systems, institute the

school’s governance and appoint a Principal,

teachers and support staff.

To select a name for the school they worked with

local Rūnanga, Taumutu who gifted the Maori

name, Te Uru Tarata. This translates to grove of

the Lemonwood, a tree once prevalent in the

Selwyn area.

This cultural history will be interwoven

into learning experiences, nurturing

a protective and cooperative

environment within the school’s

whanau, where individual

interests, talents and strengths

will be valued and strong

bonds formed with the wider


Lemonwood Grove is also home

to a Selwyn based RTLB (Resource

Teachers of Learning and Behaviour)

team who are delighted to have a

purpose-built facility there.

In 2018, Waitaha School will move into

their own premises at Lemonwood Grove,

and while there will be separate leadership,

governance and teaching/learning practices,

some integration of activities will occur between

the two schools.

“A blank canvas allowed us to create a

school where children can explore learning in

wonderfully innovative ways, supported by

highly skilled practitioners who share enthusiasm

for our philosophical approach to teaching and

learning so students are prepared for future

work/life environments,” says Tracey Riley,

Chair of the Establishment Board.

Current research on what

works best for learners in

the 21st century, has guided

the school’s layout and


“Our flexible learning

spaces have been designed

for learning indoors and

outside with


Lemonwood Grove Board of Trustees: Keren Hocken,

Rachel Maitland, Rebecca Scott, Drew Winter, Tracey Riley

(Chairperson) & Sean Bailey (Foundation Principal).

like an outdoor forest where learners can relate

authentic learning contexts to their environment.

We’ve also structured the school day so

sustained learning periods are integrated with a

number of play breaks,” explains Principal, Sean


The school’s focus this year will be on establishing

teacher/learner relationships. Personalised

learning programmes that motivate and engage

students will help them take ownership of their


The school already has a close relationship

with its stakeholders and the community will

continue to be a part of Lemonwood Grove with

initiatives such as Busy Bumbles before and

after school care.

Lemonwood Grove will initially cater for years

1-8 with between 70 and 80 students expected

to enrol during 2017.

Lemonwood Grove School, Te Uru Tarata

can be contacted by emailing: office@ or via their


Lemonwood Grove School

14 Lemonwood Drive, Faringdon, Rolleston, 7675


Tuesday January 17 2017



Hotel has

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Taste in




The only wine bar & restaurant in Selwyn!

Offering great service, quality wines, craft

beers and a menu specially designed to

avoid ‘food envy’! Diners are encouraged to

order a range of dishes and share a taste of

each. Or simply order from the selection of

main meals, steaks or salads.




82 Rolleston Drive. Ph 03 347 4192

Opening Hours: Mon-Thurs 4pm-Late.

Fri-Sun 12pm-Late.



A boutique establishment with an emphasis on

relaxed dining and small private functions. Set

amongst mature trees with a well-established

garden and large courtyard area. An intimate

selection of meals changes weekly. Memorys

is an unlicensed premises, however offer a

beverage selection with a difference.



227 Leeston Rd, Springston.

Ph 03 329 5554 or 027 295 5545

(Ph or text for bookings and enquiries),

Thursday-Sunday 10am-4pm

(Bookings essential) (Wednesday open for private group bookings only)

Minimum group booking 8 for Dinner

lots to offer

Another Tai Tapu historic

landmark has been restored to

its former glory.

The Tai Tapu Hotel, which

has had a connection with the

area since 1856, experienced

damage in the Christchurch

earthquakes. Renovations are

now complete. These included

new chimneys and roof, relevelling

of floors, a facelift and

demolition of the old garage

making way for a new purpose

built function venue.

This new function room

means that the hotel can provide

large groups with their own separate space,

making this an ideal venue for a wedding,

21st or another really special occasion with

full catering and bar provided.

Finishing off the repairs was the refitting

of the hotel’s canopy taken down for replastering

of the hotel exterior.

Tai Tapu is a destination for leisure, its

history, boutique shopping and great food,

and the Tai Tapu Hotel caters for people

wanting to take time out from their busy day

or just wanting to chill. This country hotel,

sitting near the Halswell River on three acres,

is surrounded by farmland with a backdrop

of trees and the Port Hills. Its picturesque

setting makes it a perfect place to

relax over a quiet drink, platter

or meal while the restaurant

can cater for small and large


There is an all-day menu and

light meal options from fresh

salads to a wide selection of

meals. Whether it is comfort

food like lamb or pork belly

you want or gourmet, they

have it on the menu. They are

rated for their spare ribs, with

other popular dishes including

their Steak options and Roasted Akaroa


If wanting good food without paying a

fortune, the Tai Tapu Hotel is the place to

go. They cover all dining options whether

for individuals or couples, groups or special

occasions. Meal options range from a la carte

through to set menus or buffet and canapes.

You can have several courses, starting with

a delicious Seafood Chowder then main

and delectable homemade dessert, with the

Tiramisu or Cheesecake pudding not to be

missed, or a snack. There is something for


A wide range of dishes to share are also on

the menu with the seafood platter a must,

along with plenty of other options including

house made crab cakes and corn fritters, and

pizzas that are also available as takeaways.

‘The Tap’s’ emphasis is on providing a truly

memorable hospitality experience, great

Gastro Pub serving fresh New Zealand food,

great beers, local wines and good coffee.

The Tai Tapu Hotel is open seven days

from 11am to late. The restaurant is open

from 12 noon for lunch and dinner (seating

up until 8pm).

You will find the Tai Tapu Hotel at 780

Old Tai Tapu Road, between the township

and Rhodes Park Domain. To make a

booking phone 03 329 6819 or email:



Fine food, friendly folk, fabulous scenery and

relaxed atmosphere. Sheltered courtyard

and outdoor areas, perfect for dining or

platters and wines.





780 Old Tai Tapu Road | P: 03 329 6819


a taste of italy right here in selwyn...

Prebbleton’s best kept secret is a secret no

longer. The Milanese fully licenced Italian

restaurant and pizzeria is an exceptional

place to dine when you want a taste of

Italy. Fresh Pasta, Carbonara, Spaghetti, to

authentic Italian Pizzas.

Dine In or Takeaway.

Licensed/BYO wine only.

Private Functions available.

Open: Tues-Sunday from 4.30pm to 10pm

Cnr springs & marshs Road

407 springs Road, phone 349 9652

(entrance on marshs Road, behind Vege shop)

SELWYN TIMES Tuesday January 17 2017 33


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Pepsi/7UP/Mountain Dew 1.5L Cadbury Chocolate Block 155-200g


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Heineken/Asahi Super Dry

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Tuesday January 17 2017



Scientists find new ways of potentially

reducing agricultural emissions

A group of New Zealand and American

scientists have discovered a new way of

chemically converting reactive nitrogen

common in soil before it turns into a harmful

greenhouse gas.

The discovery, which was published in

the latest edition of the prestigious scientific

journal Nature Scientific Reports, could lead

to new alternatives for emission reductions

from the New Zealand agricultural sector.

The New Zealand scientists – Landcare

Research’s Rebecca Phillips, Andrew

McMillan, Gwen Grelet, Bevan Weir and

Palmada Thilak – discovered that reactive

nitrogen (N) could be chemically converted

to unreactive di-nitrogen gas (N2) without

forming the harmful greenhouse gas nitrous

oxide (N2O). This is important because

agriculture contributes more N2O than any

other sector worldwide – primarily through

nitrogen fertilisation. This greenhouse gas

is 300 times more effective at trapping heat

in the atmosphere than carbon dioxide and

10 times more effective than methane. N2O

also moves into the stratosphere and destroys


The team was the first to report that organic

N can react with inorganic N to create hybrid

N2 (one organic N combined with one

inorganic N) under standard conditions of

temperature and pressure. Until now, it was

thought this was only possible biologically.

N2 makes up 78 per cent of our atmosphere

and is considered a permanent sink for

nitrogen. The discovery could lead to new

opportunities for mitigating excess reactive N

in the environment.

Dr Phillips believes this research sets the

stage for many practical applications. For

example, further research could inform

farmers of how to “cultivate soil organic

matter useful for N management”. Organic

forms of soil N, such as exudates from plants

and fungi, could function in the conversion

of excess inorganic N that would otherwise be

lea nched into water or emitted as N2O into

a form that isn’t harmful to the environment.

However, more research is needed to test

exactly which forms of organic nitrogen are

most effective.

The international team, which included

Professor Craig Tobias (University of

Connecticut) and Bongkeun Song (Virginia

Institute of Marine Sciences), presented their

findings late last year at the Annual Project

Directors Meeting in Washington DC,

sponsored by the USDA National Institute

of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and the

National Integrated Water Quality Program.

The discovery was an example of

international co-operation. The only

analytical instrument capable of measuring

atmospheric concentrations of both N2

and N2O in New Zealand is located at

Landcare Research in Palmerston North.

This equipment helps new advancements in

the field of soil N cycling in New Zealand

that were not previously possible. Analytical

instruments at the University of Connecticut,

tuned to detect isotopes of N2, utilised

microbiological protocols developed by the

New Zealand team and provided independent

data. An international team effort was then

able to distinguish chemical formation of

hybrid N2 as completely independent of N2O

production – a finding that has not been

reported until now.

The team is now developing proposals

for further funding that will allow them

to investigate on-farm applications for

transforming excess N from soil and water

into unreactive atmospheric N2 gas without

producing N2O. This may allow scientists

to develop options to manage the fate of

agricultural N while avoiding greenhouse gas


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Research foundation

looks to the future

In 2015, the Foundation for Arable

Research (FAR) marked 20 years of research,

development and extension in the arable

industry. A year on, the organisation is

looking at the most important issues for the

industry moving forward, says CEO Nick


“It is over 20 years since FAR was formed

to deliver the benefits from investment in

cropping research and extension to farmers,”

Mr Pyke says. “Throughout this time, we have

regularly considered how FAR is operating

and determined if our research investments

are in the right areas and delivering the right

outcomes to crop farmers.

“Also over this time, there have been huge

changes to our industry and FAR has changed

its focus with regard to some areas of research

and extension. Early research was nearly all

on production and agronomy, but in recent

years, investment in environmental research,

farm systems, biosecurity and new products

has become more important.”

The demand from farmers for FAR to

invest in research and extension in “right to

farm” areas has required the organisation

to increase levy rates for the first time since


“This increased revenue will ensure that

we can maintain our investment in existing

research areas while increasing investment in

environment –including employing a person

to focus on this area, and new crops-related

research and extension,” Mr Pyke says.

“FAR will not invest in policy work, this

is the role of Federated Farmers and others,

but we will continue to provide good-quality

scientific information for such organisations

to utilise.”

Mr Pyke points to an ever-increasing

emphasis on trying to increase the value

of products New Zealand grows, either by

growing new crops or capturing more value

from the value chain through processing.

He says this is increasingly important as

new irrigation schemes come on stream,

biosecurity incursions impact on some

areas, and, in the future, as climate change

potentially influences the crops grown and

where they are grown. FAR is working with

other groups to evaluate new crop and

product options for New Zealand and some

of the revenue from the increased levy rate

will be used for this purpose, he says.

“Seed production has and will continue to

be a significant opportunity for our growers.

Unfortunately, capability in seed research in

New Zealand has been gradually eroded in

recent years. FAR is working with industry

to increase investment in seed research,

“The joint investment will see the development of a

dedicated seed research and technology centre with

expertise from all parties contributing collaboratively to

research, extension and education.”

extension and education through grower,

company and government investment into

ensuring there is the right combination of

short and long-term research to sustain the

seed industry.

“The joint investment will see the

development of a dedicated seed research

and technology centre with expertise from

all parties contributing collaboratively to

research, extension and education.”

Over the last few months the first-ever

external review of FAR has been undertaken.

The review panel has indicated that FAR is

operating efficiently across a range of areas,

but has also identified a number of areas

where FAR can improve, including some areas

of governance, management and science and

extension. FAR will be working to put some

of these recommendations in place over the

next few months, Mr Pyke says.

CEO, Nick Pike

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ROLLESTON - 64 Lewis Crescent


• Start your 2017 off in this stunningly built property

• Contemporary design

• 236sqm 4 double bedroom home

• Centrally located kitchen with gas hob & ample

storage space

• Stacking ranch slider doors from the dining/living


• Timber deck & expansive private outdoor dining

• Master offers a spacious ensuite, WIR & ranch slider

to your very own deck

• Well sited to optimise the back yard space

• Stunning entrance way

• Double internal access garage & boat parking

ROLLESTON - 5 Wedgewood Row



• 1397m 2 secure section

• 2 living areas

• Separate lounge with log burner

• 4 bedrooms - master with ensuite

• Separate laundry

• Double internal access garage

• Ample parking

• Fantastic location

• Walking distance to Clearview School

ROLLESTON - 20 Colebrook Drive



• Located in sought after Devon Park subdivision

• Superior 4 double bedroom home

• 2 living areas

• Excellent street appeal

• Freestanding 900mm oven with gas hobb &

walk in pantry

• Tiled bathrooms, large separate laundry

• Superior fittings & fixtures throughout.

• Fully fenced 631m 2 section

• Comes complete with a First Home Build


SPRINGFIELD - 9 King Street


• 2 year old 112m 2 home

• 3 bedrooms

• Open plan dining and lounge areas

• Generous quarter acre section

• Double carport and additional shed on skids

• Diesel fire place.

• A generous concrete area off the house

• Perfect for a young family or investor

LEESTON - 113 High Street


• Located within a short walk of Leeston’s town


• Fantastic do up opportunity - instant equity &


• Fabulous first home, rental or even downsize


• 2 bedrooms (both with built in robes)

• Single living heated by heatpump & opening

onto deck

• Separate kitchen & bathroom

• Generous sized 713m 2 section

• Handy single garage

Price: Offers Over $645,000


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Price: Neg Over $585,000


Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576

Price: Neg Over $600,000


Andrew Taylor Mb 027 435 5930

Price: $355,000


Sue Robinson Mb 021 409 050

Price: Offers over $220,000


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ROLLESTON - 30 Seymour Drive



• 211m 2 4 bedroom home

• 2 large living areas

• Kitchen with large walk in pantry

• Master with WIR & ensuite

• North facing 640m 2 section

• LED lighting & ample storage

• Drive through garage

• Few mins drive from supermarkets, medical

centre & schools

ROLLESTON - 4 Haymakers Crescent



• 623sqm section

• 4 bedrooms

• Centrally located kitchen

• 2 living areas

• Sizable master bedroom with WIR & ensuite

• Well sited for the sun & outdoor entertaining

• LED lighting & heat pump

• Double internal access garage

IRWELL - 451 Lake Road South


• Established mini lifestyle property

• 3 double bedrooms

• 120m 2 home

• Modern kitchen & large living with log burner

• Nestled amongst cottage gardens

• Abundant fruit trees, large chicken run & 2

sheep/stock paddocks

• Excellent opportunity for gate sales of produce

as a side-line

• Large garage & stand-alone sleepout/hideaway

with its own toilet

DARFIELD - 10 Whitcombe Place


• 2 year old four bedroom home

• 2 luxurious bathrooms

• Formal lounge, an informal living & dining

• Designer Kitchen with American influences

• 5140m 2 section with mountain views

• Great indoor outdoor flow

• Oversized 3 bay shed with three phase power

• Over-sized door opening perfect for storing a

caravan, boat or motorhome

• Perfect lock & leave property

• 25 minutes to airport & 20 minutes to Rolleston

• Excellent Primary & High School

LEESTON - 8 Fibonacci Way



• 165m 2 four bedroom home

• 2 bathrooms incl ensuite off master

• Open plan living, double garage attached

• Bosch appliances

• All floor coverings

• Heatpump and all the other modern conveniences you

would expect in a new home.

• Full size 772m 2 section

• Quality subdivision.

• Turnkey package with a

• Small deposit and balance on completion

Price: Neg Over $549,000


Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576

Price: Neg Over $549,000


Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576

Price: Neg Over $499,000


Andrew Taylor Mb 027 435 5930

Price: $869,000


Sue Robinson Mb 021 409 050

Price: $450,000


Stephan Knowler Mb 027 229 9522

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Chris Flanagan

027 433 4657

Andrew Taylor

027 435 5930

Jackie Derrick

027 636 3576

Stephan Knowler

027 229 9522

Cameron McRae

027 769 6696

Paul Robinson

021 277 2690

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Week commencing Tuesday, 17TH JanuaRy, 2017

Painters Road Masterpiece - With Water Rights!

Offering 13.57ha of highly versatile land with water

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to view. Set back from the road at the end of a tree

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flexible layout, featuring 3/4 generous bedrooms

and three spacious living areas that all enjoy views

to the mature sheltered gardens that surround

the home. Surrounding the home, the remaining

land has been divided into 6 paddocks, one of

which benefits from the presence of a water race.

Fully fenced and sheltered on all boundaries, the

layout and configuration of the land lends itself

to a multitude of opportunities. Shedding is also

plentiful, comprising a total of 11 bays, 2 of which are

enclosed and powered. The workshop and well have

three phase power. Our owners have loved their

time on this property and hold cherished memories

of the last 16 years, however, the time has now come

to downsize and their instructions are clear - this

magnificent property must now be sold. Offered for

sale by auction if not sold prior, the property will be

sold plus GST if any.

Auction: 10th February 2017 at 12.00pm,

Russley Golf Course (unless sold prior)

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd

Licensed (REAA 2008) - Rolleston

Melanie Elliott


Mobile: 027 635 2643

Brendan “Big Red” Shefford


Mobile: 027 224 4733

60 Painters Road, West Melton Viewing by appointment




Open Home

Rolleston 39 Tiny Hill Drive

4 A 2 C 2 F 2 I

Rolleston 57 Brookside Road

3 A 1 C 1 F 2 I

This home is an absolute winner for any discerning buyer,

with trendy decor, modern interior styling & a fantastic layout.

Stepping inside, a gorgeous custom wood kitchen is the

heart of the home & overlooks the main living & dining areas.

A separate lounge complements this space, & provides

another stacker door out to the rear garden & patio area.

Buyers of all ages will appreciate the 755sqm section, with

room for a game of backyard rugby or adding your own

touches to the landscaping. With 4 well proportioned

bedrooms, 2 lovely bathrooms, including the stunning tiled

ensuite, plus a separate laundry, the practicalities of everyday

life are covered. This home will be the perfect start for 2017,

so be sure to call now to view!

For Sale


View by appointment

Leesa Barrie

027 947 1200

Brendan ’Big Red’ Shefford

027 224 4733

Rolleston Office 03 347 9988

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd


See the new year in with this captivating home. Set on a

1057 sqm private and secure section down a right of way

there is plenty of space for kids and pets to run around as

well as room for boats, trailers and caravans. Heading inside

from an entertaining patio area, sliders lead you to a large

open plan living area, sleek kitchen and dining area that

soaks up all day sun. There is plenty of room here for large

families while a heat pump keeps the temperature required.

Upstairs leads to 3 bedrooms and study, with the master

bedroom semi attached to the stylish bathroom. With plenty

of off street parking also available this would be a great start

to the year for a family who enjoy outdoor living and need

room for additional camping or outdoor adventure toys.

For Sale

Offers over $519,000

View Sunday 3.45pm - 4.15pm

Dwayne Bloomfield

021 163 9874

Leisa Webster

027 722 5537

Rolleston Office 03 347 9988

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd


Open Home

Open Home

Rolleston 3 Vasari Grange

4 A 2 F 2 I

Rolleston 32 Riverstone Drive

4 A 2 F 3 I

See it, Love it, Buy it!

Finally, a home that ticks all the boxes! Have you been

spending your weekends searching for a home that not only

offers the space you crave, but an ideal location, and all the

modern conveniences of a new home? Look no further.

Offering four bedrooms, two bathrooms, spacious living and

a wonderfully sunny, fully secure section of 777sqm - this one

has it all. Year round comfort is assured by the heat pump,

log burner, heat transfer system and double glazing - but if

you do venture out, you will find the Rolleston shops,

community and early childhood centres all within easy

walking distance. Recently re-carpeted and beautifully

presented for sale - this home is ready for you to view!

For Sale

Offers over $529,000

View Sunday 1.45pm - 2.15pm

Melanie Elliott

027 635 2643

Rolleston Office 03 347 9988

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd


This beautifully designed 269m2 home captures all day sun &

has a layout that has taken modern day living needs on

board. It is well positioned to take full advantage of its

fabulous indoor/outdoor flow to the covered outdoor

entertaining area and garden. Centrally located, the expertly

planned kitchen certainly has the ’wow’ factor with its

extensive work tops, impressive cupboard space, 90cms

oven & walk in pantry with sink. There are many sought after

features you’ll appreciate, which include superior tiled

bathrooms, a separate laundry, 4 fabulously proportioned

bedrooms, feature skylights, a log burner & two heat pumps

for year round comfort and hugely desirable 3 car garaging

with drive-thru. Don’t wait too long - call now to view!

For Sale

Offers over $749,000

View Sunday 1.45pm - 2.15pm

Sarah Booth

027 527 8258

Brendan ’Big Red’ Shefford

027 224 4733

Rolleston Office 03 347 9988

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd



Family Flat

Rolleston 26 Blue Jean Avenue

Set your scene on Blue Jean!

This contemporary, near new home is ready for the taking. With a stylish monochromatic theme throughout, you can

bring your personal touches as well as your family to this diverse space, ideal for large or multi-generational families.

Boasting 4 bedrooms & a rumpus room (with hidden wall bed) in the main part of the home + an attached annex/unit

for guests or relatives, this home really does have it all! The annex is self-contained with open plan kitchen & lounge,

adjoining bedroom & ensuite, whilst the main home is an entertainers dream. An offset pantry complements the trendy

black & white kitchen, complete with ’Fisher & Paykel’ & ’Studio Solari’ appliances. A well-designed lighting system &

USB charge points throughout add to the quality & thought put into the property. It’s an absolute delight stepping into

the courtyard, where large pavers add an artistic feel to the area, which is an alluring spot under the shade sails for

those hot days and long nights upon us this Summer.

For Sale

6 A 2 C 3 F 2 I

Offers over $775,000

View by appointment

Brendan ’Big Red’ Shefford

027 224 4733

Sarah Booth

027 527 8258

Rolleston Office 03 347 9988

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd


Open Home

Rolleston 7 Bavaria Drive

Located in the highly desirable Levi Park, with great walkways

& playgrounds sits this beautiful home. The 845m2 section is

large enough for children to play, vegetables to grow, and

pets to roam, plus has access through double gates for the

trailer, boat or boy’s toys you want to store safe & secure.

The home itself offers what every family needs.... 4

bedrooms, 2 living areas, 2 modern bathrooms, a separate

laundry, fantastic storage and the list goes on! For

entertaining family & friends, or sitting back after work with a

glass of bubbles or a good book, the fantastic outdoor patio

area is ideal, and with a large archgola. Keeping you warm in

winter & cool in summer the home is also fully insulated,

double glazed & has 2 heatpumps. Be sure to view now!

For Sale

4 A 2 C 2 F 2 I

Offers over $625,000

View by appointment

Brendan ’Big Red’ Shefford

027 224 4733

Leesa Barrie

027 947 1200

Rolleston Office 03 347 9988

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd


Rolleston 64 Quartz Drive

Stunning home with reserve outlook!

Be wowed with this beautiful 3 bedroom home set across

from the reserve offering the feeling of space and a beautiful

outlook. From the moment you pull up outside, this

immaculate home will capture your attention from the great

street appeal through to the generous sized bedrooms and

great indoor outdoor flow to the sunning established gardens.

The open plan kitchen living dining enjoys the benefits of the

spacious views to the reserve, or look out to the array of

colour in the private back yard. Well set up for you to enjoy

your outdoor entertaining with family and friends, or just sit

back with a good book under the archgola and enjoy the

peace and serenity this beautiful home offers. Call to view!

For Sale

3 A 2 F 2 I

Offers over $519,000

View Sunday 12.45pm - 1.15pm

Angela Hunt

021 548 777

Rolleston Office 03 347 9988

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd



Open Home

Rolleston 10 Goldie Place

4 A 2 C 1 D 2 F 2 I

Rolleston 2 Stanford Way

4 A 2 C 2 F 2 I

Ready to move into straight away, here you have a limited

time opportunity to secure a 4 bedroom + study 229m2

home in a sought after location. The high pitched ceiling of

the large O/P living area creates a wonderful sense of space,

whilst the wall of bi folding & French doors offers plenty of

natural light & provides a seamless indoor/outdoor flow to the

fabulous outdoor entertaining area with shade sails. Double

doors from the living room lead into an inviting formal lounge

with ambient gas fire. The crisp white kitchen, with its striking

splash of colour, extends into a separate handy laundry. All 4

double bedrooms are well proportioned with the master

bedroom featuring a walk through robe & ensuite with double

shower. Call to view or see you at the open home.

For Sale

Offers over $569,000

View Sunday 3.00pm - 3.30pm

Leesa Barrie

027 947 1200

Sarah Booth

027 527 8258

Rolleston Office 03 347 9988

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd


A Home With Class!

In the attractive Faringdon subdivision this brand new 4

double bedroom home will immediately impress. The vast

living area attracts natural light and makes family living and

entertaining a breeze with its open plan and indoor outdoor

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

storage and bench space including a generous walk in

pantry. Two living areas plus a dining area makes this

spacious design a stand out above the rest. The master

bedroom has a luxurious tiled ensuite, a walk in wardrobe

and sliders leading outside to where there is a private outdoor

retreat. A heat ducted system keeps everyone snug during

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

For Sale

Offers over $619,000

View by appointment

Dwayne Bloomfield

021 163 9874

Leisa Webster

027 722 5537

Rolleston Office 03 347 9988

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd


Open Home

Open Home

Rolleston 13 Frame Crescent

Garaging galore plus lots more!

So rare & yet so sought after, the 1916m2 section provides

huge amounts of off street parking for caravans, trailers,

motor homes, boats or company vehicles, whilst maintaining

a lovely garden setting for the whole family to enjoy. The 4 car

garaging, workshop & attached sleepout (with bathroom) are

sure to excite the most avid car collector, hoarder or home

handyman with all the storage space on offer here. Internally,

this extensive residence comprises 4 spacious double

bedrooms, an open plan living room with its entertainer’s

kitchen & a formal lounge, all of which enjoy an open aspect

to the large rear garden. Homes of this calibre, size &

versatility don’t come along every day. Call to view!

For Sale

5 A 3 F 4 I

Offers over $799,000

View Sunday 12.45pm - 1.15pm

Sarah Booth

027 527 8258

Brendan ’Big Red’ Shefford

027 224 4733

Rolleston Office 03 347 9988

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd


West Melton 6 Jacqueline Drive

Sensationally Sunny!

Set on a generous 900m2 section, providing plenty of

outdoor space for fun & entertaining, is this sun filled home

that provides oodles of natural light & warmth. The home has

been designed to provide the perfect indoor/outdoor flow

from both the kitchen & living rooms, taking full advantage of

the extensive deck & child friendly rear garden. Careful

consideration has been given to the features on offer here,

which include a walk in pantry, stone bench top, double oven

with gas hob & double fridge space in the kitchen, wardrobe

system in the WIR of the master bedroom, a separate

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

double garage. Be sure to view now!

For Sale

4 A 2 C 2 F 2 I

Offers over $699,000

View Sunday 3.00pm - 3.30pm

Melanie Elliott

027 635 2643

Rolleston Office 03 347 9988

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd



Open Home

Dunsandel 1887 Selwyn Lake Road

5 A 2 F

Dunsandel 6 Albert James Place

5 A 1 B 2 C 3 F 4 I

Vendors Say Sell! 2 dwellings on a half acre!

2 houses & 1 acre of lifestyle bliss!

This could be the family venture you have been waiting for!!??

The great spacious cottage situated at the rear of the

property boasting 2 bedrooms will be perfect for the

extended family and they could be the ones to help you get

the "Whitehouse" cafe business back to its former glory. The

"Whitehouse" boasts 3 bedrooms with an industrial kitchen,

bar area and open plan restaurant/cafe area inside. If a

business is not for you, some adjustments made and you

could turn this iconic building back to an amazing home.

There are great sheds available including one which has been

turned into a gift shop. There are so many options with this

property- its just a matter of what you would like to do.

For Sale

Offers over $595,000

View by appointment

Angela Hunt

021 548 777

Brendan ’Big Red’ Shefford

027 224 4733

Rolleston Office 03 347 9988

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd


The large main family home boasts great living spaces

including separate living areas either side of the well

positioned kitchen, which all flow out to the sun drenched

deck. The garage which has been lined and half converted

into a rumpus room adds scope to suit your circumstances.

There are 2 bedrooms down stairs and a full wet floor

shower. Upstairs you are greeted with a great sized landing

which could be utilised as a study area or 3rd living. The

Master bedroom offers great space, a his and her wardrobe

option and an en-suite. The 2 bedroom cottage boasts open

plan living areas, functional kitchen and all in one bathroom.

Also set up with paddocks and a 4 bay shed. Call to view!

Deadline Sale

Deadline closes 1pm, 19th January 2017

(unless sold prior)

View Sunday 2.00pm - 2.30pm

Angela Hunt

021 548 777

Rolleston Office 03 347 9988

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd


Open Home

Prebbleton 4 Florin Place

It's All In The Detail!

This fully landscaped & beautifully presented home will

impress you with the over height stud & large windows in the

thoughtfully planned living spaces. The designer kitchen

offers a walk in pantry, stone tops & a 90cm freestanding

oven which is complimented by further black accents. The

light infused living opens with two oversized sliders to the

gorgeous courtyard & outdoor entertainment area. The formal

lounge is an extension of the living & features a central gas

fire. There are 4 double bedrooms including the master with

it’s large walk in robe, inbuilt cabinetry, ensuite & double tiled

shower. The main bathroom mirrors the detailed finishes &

offers the ’WOW’ factor. This executive home is a must see!

4 A 2 C 3 E 2 F 2 I

For Sale

Offers over $799,000

View Sunday 1.15pm - 1.45pm

Emma George

027 555 0568

Rolleston Office 03 347 9988

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd


Tai Tapu 36 School Road

Make the most of this unique opportunity to settle yourselves

in the beautiful village of Tai Tapu. This much loved

Summerhill stone home sits proudly on a 922m2 established

section. Light & airy, the house offers two living spaces with a

log fire & a heat pump to keep you cosy throughout the year.

From the main lounge double doors lead out to a sizeable

covered verandah and large kwila deck. For those of you who

love retro chic, the spacious and sunny kitchen/diner will

definitely impress. The 3 double bedrooms are serviced by

the family bathroom and there is a separate toilet plus a

separate laundry. Outside, the fully fenced section is a

country garden of tranquility and a separate double garage

rounds this lovely property off nicely. Call now to view!

3 A 2 C 1 F 2 I

Deadline Sale

Deadline closes 4pm, 24th January 2017

(unless sold prior)

View by appointment

Emma George

027 555 0568

Rolleston Office 03 347 9988

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd




26 Dynes Road, Rolleston


1 Dalton Way, West Melton

OFFERS OvER $973,000

A Fantastic Place to Call


Located in the prestigious Gainsborough

Estate, this stunning 348 sqm (more or less) 4

bedroom, 3 bathroom home will impress with

its thoughtful design and quality fixtures and

fittings throughout. An exquisite kitchen with

attached walk through scullery flows through to

expansive living areas which in turn open out onto

beautifully landscaped outdoor living. This home

is a pleasure to present and viewing is a must!

Contact Mike now for further information.


Serene Setting – Amazing Opportunity!

• Exciting, exclusive location adjacent to the Foster

Recreation Park

• 1.4 hectares zoned for residential development

• Two dwellings on site - an attractive, colonial

style, two-storey, three-bedroom home plus

a tidy, one-bedroom granny flat with its own

bathroom and living room

• Three-bay, lock-up garage and workshop

• Opportunity to develop or land bank a location

for the future

• Attractive to lifestyle buyers looking for dual


Contact Mike now for more information.

32a Elizabeth Ave, Rakaia

OFFERS OvER $359,000

Heaven Sent

Have you been holding off purchasing your new

home in the hopes of finding something truly

unique and special? This converted church hall

could be what you’ve been waiting for! Polished

wooden floors & lead light windows combine with

a funky modern interior to produce a truly unique

property. Kitchen, dining, and living areas are

open plan, with a second full kitchen combined

with laundry. A mezzanine floor plus 4 bedrooms

and two bathrooms complete the interior.

This home is a must-see for anyone who loves

something a bit quirky and different – contact

Mike for more information.

Mike Goatley

027 249 5561

Chris Finnerty

021 274 6041

Trevor McIvor

027 444 2814

Nicola Curtis


Julz Sibbe


68 Rolleston Drive, Rolleston

0800 645 346

Real Estate Specialists Ltd Licenced REAA (2008)

New Stage Now Open

Home sites from 480m 2 - 705m 2

Priced from $175,000

First National Real Estate

Sue Mullins Barry O’Neill

021 244 1325 021 364 422

Visit Us Onsite Cnr Birches Rd & Craig Thompson Dr, Lincoln, 7 days Noon - 4pm




Licenced under REAA 2008


Location, Location, Location


Rural Living With Mountain Views


Located in the established tree-lined ´Hamlet´

subdivision, is this four-bedroom, two-bathroom

gem. Its handy location just a short 400m walk to

the Rolleston community centre, reserve and the

town centre will benefit both young and old.

Boasting undeniable street appeal, this home

includes modern open-plan kitchen and dining, a

second living area and seamless outdoor flow to a

sheltered outdoor living area. Sited for the sun, this

home ticks the extra boxes, complete with log

burner, heat pump and heat transfer, walk-in robe,

en-suite, pop-up sprinklers and double garage. ID: LEE25253


Wilton Atkins

B 03 341 4301

M 027 606 0660

The home is neatly sited on a 1188sqm section and

comprises kitchen and dining, flowing through to a

family room with sliding doors out to a deck area,

three bedrooms and a large bathroom. The home

is heated by a log fire and heat pump.

Outdoors is a large double garage with power and

a large back lawn area. This property would suit a

first home buyer, investment opportunity or a ski

lodge for winter activities. Very commutable into

Darfield, the city or international airport. ID: DAR25159


OPEN HOME 1.00-1.30pm, Sunday,

22 January

Min Cookson

B 03 341 4301

M 027 249 5417

´Ambervale´ Offering Options

West Melton

Superior Darfield Subdivision


Lifestyle property of 4ha with a permanent material

homestead set back from the road and set in a

mature garden setting. It is offering open-plan

kitchen/dining/family living with a separate formal

lounge, three bedrooms, master with en suite and

an office. Out in the yard area is a three-bay (one

bay lock-up) shed with power, a small cool store,

chook house and seven tunnel houses. The

property has its own well with a consent to irrigate

to 2033. A great opportunity here to grow a crop

of your choice and very close to Christchurch city

and the international airport. ID: DAR24714


Plus GST (if any)

OPEN HOME 2.30-3.00pm, Sunday,

22 January

Min Cookson

B 03 341 4301

M 027 249 5417

• Sections ranging in size from 4684m² with

attractive rural and mountain views

• Power, phone and Darfield town water

connections available at the boundary

• Common sense covenants to protect your


• The first subdivision in Darfield to offer highspeed

fibre-optic internet

• Selling fast with only eight left

• Sections priced from $204,000 including GST ID: CHR2619308


Sam Davidson

B 03 341 4301

M 027 488 8269

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

John Hughes

M 021 455 488

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


This Week’s





HAREWOOD 27 Crofton Road

Thurs 19th Jan, 1pm-1.30pm, 3 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 1 living, 2 car gge,

450m2 section Deadline Sale, all offers presented 31st Jan at 1pm

(USP) ID#RL1588 Harcourts Rolleston –

Shona ph 027 229 3657

PREBBLETON 58 Cairnbrae Drive

Thurs 19th Jan , 1pm - 1.30pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 2 car gge,

557m2 section $695,000 – ph Richard (Taitie) 027 777 8080 Harcourts

Rolleston – ID#RL1572

ROLLESTON 358 Maddisons Road

Thurs 19th Jan, 2pm - 2.45pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 2+ car

gge, 4ha section AUCTION: 9 February 2017 (USP) www.harcourts. ID#RL1592 Harcourts Rolleston – Richard (Taitie) ph 027 777


ROLLESTON 17 Goldrush Lane

Thurs 19TH Jan, 5.15pm -5.45pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 2 car

gge, 1019m2 section Price by negotiation

ID#RL1586 Harcourts Rolleston Shona ph 027 229 3657


HALSWELL 40 Edward Stafford Ave

Sat 21st Jan, 1.30pm – 2pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrm, 4 car on 700m2 section

Deadline Sale, Ray White Rolleston


HAREWOOD 27 Crofton Road

Sat 21st Jan, 1pm-1.30pm, 3 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 1 living, 2 car gge,

450m2 section Deadline Sale, all offers presented 31st Jan at 1pm

(USP) ID#RL1588 Harcourts Rolleston –

Shona ph 027 229 3657

ROLLESTON 12 Baxter Crescent

Sat 21st Jan , 2pm - 2.45pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 3 living, 3 car gge,

1653m2 section Deadline sale, all offers presented 8 February

(USP) ID#RL1595

Harcourts Rolleston – Shona ph 027 229 3657

ROLLESTON 17 Goldrush Lane

Sat 21st Jan, 12pm – 12.45pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 2 car

gge, 1019m2 section Price by negotiation

ID#RL1586 Harcourts Rolleston – Shona ph 027 229 3657

SOCKBURN 14 Carbine Place

Sat 21st Jan, 1pm -1.45pm, 3 bdrm, 1 bthrm, 1 living, 2 car gge, 718m2

section Deadline sale, all offers presented 31 Jan 5pm (USP) www. ID#RL1591

Harcourts Rolleston – Richard (Taitie) ph 027 777 8080

SOMERFIELD 253 Ashgrove Tce

Sat 21st Jan, 12.30pm – 1.30pm, 3 bed , 2 bthrms, 2 car on 927m2 section

Auction, Ray White Rolleston

WIGRAM 138 Kittyhawk Ave

Sat 21st Jan, 2.30pm – 3pm, 3 bed, 2 bthrms, 2 car + drive thru, 204m2

on 600m2,Offers over $675,000 Ray White Rolleston

For full details of all Open Homes.

Please contact the Real Estate companies.

Check out The Selwyn Times Property Directory every

Tuesday for the Best of property in the Selwyn District.


BRYNDWR 15 Bateman Ave

Sun 22nd Jan, 1.30pm – 2pm, 2 Bed, 1 Bthrm, 2 Car. Offers over

$449,000, Ray White Rolleston

DARFIELD 10 Whitcombe Place

Sun 22nd Jan, 2pm to 2.30pm, Impressive 2 yrs old home, 4 bed, 2

living, 2 bath, 3 car & huge shed on 5140m2. $869,000 Sue Robinson

021 409050 Matson and Allan

DUNSANDEL 6 Albert James place

Sun 22nd Jan, 2pm – 2.30pm, 5 bed, 3 bthrms, 4 car on 5459m2 section

Deadline Sale, Ray White Rolleston

GLENTUNNEL 30 Railway Terrace

Sun 22nd Jan, 11am – 11.45am, 3 bed, 1 bthrm, 1 car garage, lockup &

off street parking on 1012m2 Deadline Sale, Ray White Rolleston www.

HAREWOOD 27 Crofton Road

Sun 22nd Jan, 1pm - 1.30pm, 3 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 1 living, 2 car gge, 450m2

section Deadline Sale, all offers presented 31st Jan at 1pm (USP) www. ID#RL1588

Harcourts Rolleston – Shona ph 027 229 3657

HEI HEI 155 Gilberthorpes Road

Sun 22nd Jan, 2pm - 2.30pm, 2 dbl bdrm, very sunny, fully fenced property.

Great first home. Price reduced to $339,000, Ph Cheryl Hunt 027 430-3906

Mike Pero Real Estate

IRWELL 451 Lake Road South

Sun 22nd Jan, 2pm – 2.30pm, Lifestyle; 3 bed, 1 living, 1 bath, 2 gge &

sleepout with WC on 3793m2. Neg Over $499,000, Andrew Taylor 027

4355930 Matson and Allan

KIRWEE 7 High Street

Sun 22nd Jan, 1pm – 1.30pm, 1/4 acre dream: 2 bedrooms plus sleepout

in beautiful garden setting. $389,000, Sue Robinson 021 409050 Matson and Allan

LEESTON 17 Friars Lane,

Sun 22nd Jan, 1.45pm – 2.15pm 4/5 bedroom, 3 living Linea home

on 5005m2. Neg Over $789,000, Stephan Knowler 027 2299522

Matson & Allan

LEESTON 9 Spring Place

Sun 22nd Jan, 11.30am -12pm, 3 dbl bdrm, perm material, 3 car

garaging, fully fenced sunny property $419,000, Ph Cheryl Hunt 027

430-3906 Mike Pero Real Estate

LEESTON 28 High Street

Sun 22nd Jan, 2.30pm -3pm, Beautiful character home on 1382m2 with

3 car garaging. $529,000, Stephan Knowler 027 2299522 stephan@ Matson & Allan

PHILLIPSTOWN 60 Bordesley Street

Sun 22nd Jan , 2.30pm – 3pm, 4 bed, 1 bthrm, 2 car on 560m2 section

Offers over $429,000 Ray White Rolleston


PREBBLETON 4 Florin Place

Sun 22nd Jan, 1.15pm – 1.45pm, 4 Bed, 2 Bthrms, 3 toilets, 2 Car,

700m2 Section Offers over $799,000, Ray White Rolleston, www.

RAKAIA 33 Bridge Street

Sun 22nd Jan, 3pm – 3.30pm, 4 bed, 1 bthrm, 3 car on 1012m2 section,

$379,000, Ray White Rolleston,

ROLLESTON 101 Shillingford Boulevard

Sun 22nd Jan, 11.30am – 12pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms, 2 car on 727m2 section

Offers over $585,000, Ray White Rolleston,


ROLLESTON 18 Manor Drive

Sun 22nd Jan, 12pm – 12.30pm, 3 bed 2 bthrms, 3 car on 1719m2 section

$625,000, Ray White Rolleston,

ROLLESTON 17 Goldrush Lane

Sun 22nd Jan, 12pm -12.45pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 2 car gge,

1019m2 section Price by negotiation ID#RL1586

Harcourts Rolleston – Shona ph 027 229 3657

ROLLESTON 10 Eversham Drive

Sun 22nd Jan, 12pm – 12.30pm, 3 bed, 1 bath as new on easy care

440m2. $495,000, Stephan Knowler 027 2299522

Matson & Allan

ROLLESTON 19 Fernham Way

Sun 22nd Jan, 12.30pm – 1pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms, 2 car on 608m2 section

Offers over $499,000, Ray White Rolleston, /


ROLLESTON 3 Fernham Way

Sun 22nd Jan, 12.45pm – 1.15pm, 181m2, 4 bed, 1 living, 2 bath, 2

garage on 533m2. Neg Over $529,000, Stephan Knowler 027 2299522 Matson & Allan www.marealestate.

ROLLESTON 13 Frame Crescent

Sun 22nd Jan, 12.45pm – 1.15pm, 4 Bed, Rumpus, 2 Bthrms, 4 Car,

1916m2 Section Offers over $799, 000, Ray White Rolleston, www.

ROLLESTON 64 Quartz Drive

Sun 22nd Jan, 12.45pm – 1.15pm, 3 bed 2 bthrms, 2 car on 400m2

section Offers over $519,000, Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.

ROLLESTON 20 Colebrook Drive

Sun 22nd Jan, 1pm – 1.30pm, Superior 226m2 home; 4 bedrooms on

631m2. Price reduced to Neg Over $600,000 Andrew Taylor 027

4355930 Matson and Allan

ROLLESTON 35 Navy Loop

Sun 22nd Jan, 1pm – 1.30pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms, 2 car on 900m2 section

Offers over $629,000, Ray White Rolleston,


ROLLESTON 11 Armack Drive

Sun 22nd Jan, 1pm -1.45pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 1 living, 5 car gge,

6238m2 lifestyle section Price by negotiation

ID#RL1571 Harcourts Rolleston – Shona ph 027 229 3657

ROLLESTON 8 Picasso Place

Sun 22nd Jan, 1.30pm – 2 pm, 4 bed, 3 bthrms, 2 car on 750m2 section

Offers over $549,000, Ray White Rolleston


ROLLESTON 3 Vasari Grange

Sun 22nd Jan, 1.45pm, - 2.15pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms, 2 car on 777m2

Section Offers over $529,000, Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.

ROLLESTON 32 Riverstone Drive

Sun 22nd Jan, 1.45pm – 2.15pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrm, 3 car on 999m2 section

Offers over $749,000, Ray White Rolleston,


ROLLESTON 24 Overbury Crescent

Sun 22nd Jan, 2pm – 2.30pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms, 3 car on 760m2 section

Offers over $599,000 Ray White Rolleston


ROLLESTON 358 Maddisons Road,

Sun 22nd Jan, 2pm -2.45pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 2+ car gge, 4ha

section AUCTION: 9 February 2017 (USP) ID#RL1592 Harcourts Rolleston – Richard (Taitie)

ph 027 777 8080

ROLLESTON 12 Baxter Crescent

Sun 22nd Jan , 2pm - 2.45pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 3 living, 3 car gge,

1653m2 section Deadline sale, all offers presented 8 February (USP) ID#RL1595

Harcourts Rolleston – Shona ph 027 229 3657

ROLLESTON 3 Bavaria Drive

Sun 22nd Jan, 2.30pm – 3pm, 5 bed, 2 bthrm, 2 car with drive through

on 947m2 section Offers over $749,000, Ray White Rolleston www.

ROLLESTON 22A Sheridan Drive

Sun 22nd Jan, 2.45pm – 3.15pm, 4 bed,2 bthrms, 2 car on 1457m2 section

$795,000, Ray White Rolleston

ROLLESTON 10 Goldie Place

Sun 22nd Jan, 3pm - 3.30pm, 4 bed + study, 2 bthrms, 2car, 838m2

section Offers over $569,000, Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.

ROLLESTON 246 Dunns Crossing Road

Sun 22nd Jan, 3.30pm – 4pm, 4 b ed, 2 bthrms, 2 car on 1727m2 section

Offers over $740,000, Ray White Rolleston


ROLLESTON 57 Brookside Road

Sun 22nd Jan, 3.45pm - 4.15pm, 3 bed 1 bthrm, 2 car on 1057m2 section

Offers over $519,000, Ray White Rolleston


SOMERFIELD 253 Ashgrove Tce

Sun 22nd Jan, 11am – 11.45am, 3 bed , 2 bthrms, 2 car on 927m2 section

Auction, Ray White Rolleston

SOUTHBRIDGE 174 Cryers & Jollies Road

Sun 22nd Jan, 3.30pm – 4pm, 3 bed, 1 bthrm, 2 single garage plus 4 bay

shed on 2.336ha By negotiation, Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston

SOUTHBRIDGE 29 Sarsfield Street

Sun 22nd Jan, 4pm – 4.30pm, Renovated 3 bedroom home, 4 car garage

on 1509m2. $395,000 Stephan Knowler 027 2299522 stephan@

Matson and Allan

SPRINGFIELD 15 Pall Mall Street

Sun 22nd Jan, 1pm -1.30pm, 3 beds, 1 bthrm on 1188m² $319,000 Incl

GST DAR25159 PGG Wrightson Real Estate, Ph Min Cookson 027 249


TEMPLETON 15A Riwai Street

Sun 22nd Jan, 12.45pm – 1.15pm 3 bed , 2 bthrm , 2 car, on 492m2


Offers over $409,000, Ray White Rolleston


WEST MELTON 632 Hoskyns Road

Sun 22nd Jan, 11.30am – 12.15pm, 3bed, 2 bthrm, 2 car on 4.001ha

Offers ovber $899,000 +gst, Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.

WEST MELTON 1046 Railway Road

Sun 22nd Jan 1pm – 1.45pm, 16550m2 4 bed , 1 bthrms, 2 toilets, 6

car, Offers $660,000 Ray White Rolleston


WEST MELTON 1/1658 West Coast Road

Sun 22nd Jan, 2.30pm -3pm, 3 beds, 2 bthrm on 4.21ha $925,000 Plus

GST (if any) DAR24725 PGG Wrightson Real Estate, Ph Min Cookson 027

249 5417

WEST MELTON 6 Jacqueline Drive

Sun 22nd Jan, 3pm - 3.30pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms 2 car on 900m2 section

Offers over $699,000, Ray White Rolleston


WEST MELTON 300 Weedons Ross Road

Sun 22nd Jan, 3pm – 3.30pm, Outstanding 405m2 home; 5 bed, 2

living, 3 bath, 3 gge on 4 ha. Neg Over $1,600,000 Andrew Taylor 027


Matson and Allan

Guy and Kate’s family love

playing tennis.

So we designed their home around

the court to maximise their game time.

Start your own story

03 348 1994 |


Four Seasons Realty

Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Addington 17/4 Kipling Street

Smart Buyers Look at Me!

This very tidy home is the rear unit of 4 and therefore benefits

from a quiet and private setting that is north facing and sunny.

Brand new carpet and fresh neutral décor, three good size

bedrooms with built in double wardrobes. Open plan kitchen/

dining flowing into a spacious and sunny lounge.

For Sale: $315,000

View at: ID#FH4301

Ayliss Ripley Ph 027 447 4775

Halswell 276 Kennedys Bush Road

Motivated vendors transferring - meeting market

Large open-plan living/dining/kitchen bathes in natural light with

F/D opening out to perfect entertaining areas and patios. Very

spacious adjoining semi-formal lounge completes living package

so well, we also have 4 double bedrooms and two bathroom

areas. 1548sqm approx. section with 5 - 6 car garaging approx.

For Sale: $880,000

View at: ID# FH4271

Caroline Pickett Ph 0274 336 068

Wainoni 1/64 Ottawa Road

Decorators Have Just Left

This 40’s bungalow presents quality new stainless appliances in

the revamped kitchen, new paint and classy new floor coverings

through all service, sleeping and living areas. Three bedrooms and

fully fenced and gated area at the rear for the kids to play in with

no-hassle bark gardens. Double garaging with extra space for a


For Sale: $319,000

View at: ID# FH4297

Andrew Saré Ph 021 714 287

Prebbleton 18 Sterling Drive

One House Too Many

This quality spacious four bedroom home has been thoughtfully

designed. 7112m2 section. Open plan kitchen/living. Separate lounge

with fantastic indoor/outdoor flow to entertainment area. Tastefully

decorated it has all the makings of your dream home. Don’t delay my

vendors are motivated to move this home on.

Deadline Sale: All offers presented 31st January at 2pm (unless sold prior)

View at: ID#RL1590

Fergus Spain Ph 027 608 4768

Rolleston 17 Goldrush Lane

Brand New – Ready for You

This stylish four bedroom home has been built to the highest

standards and will impress you. Designer kitchen with butler’s pantry.

Two generous living spaces, sliders to patio areas provide privacy and

shelter for entertaining. Situated in the prestigious Goldrush Lane, this

1019m2 property is a must view!

Price by negotiation

View at: ID#RL1586

Shona Robb Ph 027 229 3657

West Melton 4/1132 Old West Coast Road

So Many Options here…..

Close to West Melton and only a 15 minutes approx to Christchurch,

this affordable 4 hectare lifestyle property offers great country living.

Quality, newly completed one bedroom, open plan apartment, all set

above a four horse concrete block stable complex. There are fabulous

views from the balcony overlooking the entire property. View now! You

won’t be disappointed!

For sale: $690,000

View at: ID#RL1546

Fergus Spain Ph 027 608 4768

Fendalton 2/20 Stratford Street

Who Will Be The Lucky One?...

Rear unit of two, good sized living with sun room opening to a tranquil

garden setting. Two genuine double bedrooms and internal access

garage. Great school zones including Christchurch Girls & Boys High.

Very desirable & handy location. Must sell on or before Auction day.

Viewing is highly recommended!

Auction: 9th February 2017 (unless sold prior)

View at: ID#HR4399

Scott MacDonald Ph 027 273 9044

Hornby 10 Skerten Avenue

The Search Is Over!

Popular location with great street appeal, this home is now too big

for my owners, who have loved living here for years, but are now

downsizing. It offers 3 generous bedrooms, sun-drenched living

with slider to patio and lovely modern kitchen. Updated bathroom.

Delightful gardens, fruit trees. Viewing will impress!

View at: ID#HR4405

Kayleen Woodgate Ph 027 434 8178

Hornby 45 Steele Street

Steal on Steele Street

Stunning opportunity to secure this immaculate perfect starter, or

shrewd investment property. 3 bedroom Summerhill Stone home

updated throughout with modern open plan kitchen, updated carpet,

stylish bathroom, heatpump, gas hot water & French doors out to

large patio. Large double garage with additional workshop and secure

604m2 TC1 section.

For Sale: $399,000

View at: ID#HR4397

Sam Steele Ph 027 864 3254

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

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