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Yep, she’s a rough and tumble game

• By Gordon Findlater

YOUNG Greendale all-rounder

Jesse Frew proved that even those

in the outfield can’t escape the

dangers of cricket.

He may not have been at threat

from a flying bat in the Big Bash

like Melbourne Renegades wicketkeeper

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facing a barrage of Black Caps’

bouncers like Bangladesh batsman

Mominul Haque (right), but his

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The cricketing gods were unable

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against Otago at the national

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at Lincoln University. Perhaps

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limits fail

to stop


• By Tom Doudney

TWO YEARS of lower drink

driving limits have failed to

change the behaviour of the worst

offenders but have reduced lower

level offending, Selwyn’s top cop


Police statistics show the number

of alcohol-related crashes in

Selwyn have remained relatively

constant between 2012 and last


This is in spite of the drink

driving limit being reduced from

400mcg/L breath alcohol to

250mcg/L in December 2014.

There were 35 alcohol-related

crashes on Selwyn roads in 2012,

28 in 2013, 25 in 2014 and 31 in

2015. The tally for 2016 stands at

23 but some non-injury crashes

yet to be processed are expected

to push that number up. When

counting only crashes involving

serious injuries or fatalities, there

were seven in 2012, nine in 2013,

four in 2014, eight in 2015 and

nine in 2016.

•Turn to page 3

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Tuesday January 24 2017






DESK News.................................... 3-15


young Maia Broughton, the very

promising Rolleston athlete who

won four gold medals at the

Colgate Games in Invercargill (see

page 20).

The 14-year-old was one of five

outstanding young athletes to receive

the Colgate-Palmolive Nick

Willis Scholarship Award.

The scholarship earned Maia

a $500 donation to help with her

sporting endeavours.

On another sporting note, great

pix from photographer Martin

Hunter on page 1 today.

Capturing those sort of shots is

not easy; you need anticipation,

speed, pin point accuracy and of

course lots of skill.

I did consider another headline

for the photos: ‘Yep, she’s a rough

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But it might have been a bit

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Drink driving mother

deals with alcohol issues

A ROLLESTON woman caught

driving more than four times the

legal drink driving limit with her

children in the car has already

taken steps to deal with her

“alcohol situation.”

Melanie Susan Trebilco, 38,

pled guilty before community

magistrate Leigh Langridge on

Monday to a charge of driving

with excess blood alcohol after

being caught at a random stop in

Tennyson St, Rolleston, just after

3pm on December 9.

She told police she had “only

two glasses of wine with the girls

at lunchtime”.

Her alcohol level was

1157mcg/L, the legal limit is


Ms Langridge imposed a

fine of $1000 and disqualified

Trebilco from driving for eight

months, but warned her: “You

have to know that if you come

back for another similar offence,

the penalty is going to be far

more severe.”

Trebilco had no previous

convictions for any offences

and had entered an early guilty


Ms Langridge said it was an

extremely high level, but she

noted Trebilco had not been

driving badly, cooperated with

police, pleaded guilty and had

“self-referred for the appropriate


Police said at the time Trebilco

refused to let officers escort

her children to the station after

being stopped.

Trebilco said she would not

put her children, aged three

and nine, at risk in the back

of a police car without child


Police commented at the time

that Trebilco had been caught

driving at more than four times

the legal limit in an area where

many children were leaving

Rolleston Primary School and a

daycare centre, crossing the road

at pedestrian crossings or on the

footpath, and there were other

cars with parents picking their

own children up.

Trebilco’s defence counsel

Donald Dickson said she had

been stopped at random and not

because of bad driving.

“She says it was just

stupidity that she was driving,”

he said.

GUILTY PLEA: Rolleston

mother Melanie Trebilco,

38, was sentenced to eight

months disqualification for

drink driving on December 9.

New limits fail to stop crashes

•From page 1

Asked about the lack of a decrease

in alcohol-related crashes

Senior Sergeant Pete Stills said

the lower drink driving limits

had been effective at deterring

those at the lower end of exceeding

the drink driving limit but

had been ignored by those who

drove when well over the limit.

“Our new limits anecdotally,

perhaps haven’t made a difference

to people with those behaviours

but the lower limits have

reduced a lot. It’s the people who

drink lots and drive that don’t

seem to have got the message.”

However, statistics also

showed the overall number of

drink driving apprehensions

was higher in each of the last

two years than in any of the

previous three. There were 92

apprehensions in 2012, 86 in

2013, 103 in 2014, 140 in 2015

and 125 in 2016.

Senior Sergeant Stills put this

down to an increase in drink

driving enforcement activity

from police in Selwyn.

“We’ve worked harder to prevent

drink driving which means

we have apprehended more

people,” he said.




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“People often don’t understand

that in the attempt to

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increase it [in the statistics]. It’s

like family violence, you get a lot

more family violence reported

now because we are out there

looking for it a lot more.”

Selwyn’s population is estimated

by Statistics NZ to have

increased from 44,595 recorded

in the 2013 census to about

56,200 last year.



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Tuesday January 24 2017



New schools underline booming

As 8750 Selwyn children

get ready to head back

to school next week, two

new Rolleston schools

are preparing to open on

Monday. Rolleston College

will be the town’s first

secondary school, while

Lemonwood Grove will be

its fifth primary school. Tom

Doudney reports

STARTING HIGH school is a

big deal for any student, but for

about 220 Rolleston teenagers,

the day will be especially


The town’s first high school,

Rolleston College, will open on

Monday, with student numbers

shaping up to almost match the

Ministry of Education’s projections

of an opening roll of 225.

The college is only taking year

9 pupils in its first year, but by

2021, it is expected to have about

1040 students up to year 13.

Principal Steve Saville said

preparations for opening were in

the final stages and he was very

excited to be so close to welcoming

the students for the start of

term 1.

“The way the community have

embraced the school and the

staff has been really exciting.

COME ON IN: Rolleston College principal Steve Saville says staff are excited to welcome

students to school on Monday.

There is a real sense amongst the

people we have been talking to

of anticipation and we are now

just looking forward to getting

going,” Mr Saville said.

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Mr Saville was previously

deputy principal at Auckland’s

Alfriston College for eight years

and prior to his Rolleston College

appointment was on a Teach

NZ sabbatical researching how

schools can nurture student

creativity and innovation.

He has previously been involved

in educational research,

teacher development and training

and developing culturally responsive

classrooms with organisations

such as the University of

Waikato, University of Auckland

and Team Solutions.

The college will have a staff of

Rolleston College facts

Cost: $53 million

Site: 6.4ha between

Goulds Rd and

Springston Rolleston Rd.

Construction started in

mid-2015 and the finishing

touches were added this


Roll: Projected opening

roll of 225, growing to

1040 by 2021. Future

growth could see the site

developed to cater for up

to 1800 students.

Caters for: Year 9 initially

with other year levels

opening progressively

until 2021 when it will be

a fully fledged year 9-13


31, including 26 teaching staff

and five support staff, for the first

two years, with more staff starting

at the end of 2018 as the roll


It has been built to cater for

up to 1500 students but could

potentially be developed for up

to 1800, should the roll continue

to grow.

•The college will hold a

public open evening today

from 4-7.30pm.



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growth in Rolleston’s population

BRAND NEW: Lemonwood Grove School is ready to receive its first 50 pupils on Monday.

Lemonwood Grove’s big day

• By Tom Doudney


be the only new school opening

in the town on Monday.

Just down the road in the fastgrowing

Faringdon subdivision,

Rolleston’s fifth primary school,

Lemonwood Grove, will also be

greeting its first pupils.

The year 1-8 school on East

Maddisons Rd has accepted 72

enrolments, with about 50 starting

on Monday.

The school has been built to

cater for an eventual roll of up to

450, with a second stage of development

to follow later providing

capacity for 750 pupils.

Principal Sean Bailey (above)

said it was exciting to be so close

to opening.

“We’re just really looking

forward to connecting with the

community, the kids starting

on day one and also seeing our

awesome staff that have been

appointed get into it and start

teaching,” he said.

The school will mark its first

day with a special assembly with

the main opening ceremony to

take place later on March 17.

Mr Bailey said the school’s

spaces had been purposefully

designed to cater for individual

and group needs.

“Throughout each day, students

and teachers will move

around their learning landscape

and take part in workshops that

relate to what they need to be

learning at any given time,” he


When all sections are occupied,

the Faringdon subdivision

is expected to have about 4000

people living in it.

Lincoln High welcomes

change in uncertain times

• By Tom Doudney

WITHOUT A crystal ball, it’s

impossible to know whether

Lincoln High School’s roll will

rise, fall or stabilise over the

next few years, principal Kathy

Paterson says.

Whatever the case, Lincoln’s

roll will be directly

affected by the opening

of Rolleston College as

Rolleston was previously

part of Lincoln’s enrolment


Mrs Paterson said the

Ministry of Education was

working on some predictions for

the school’s future roll but no one

knew what the numbers would

be at this stage.

“If you live in the Selwyn area,

you will know that there is so

much growth and so many new

subdivisions that no one has got a

crystal ball that is going to define

what the roll will turn out being,

so it is very much an unknown.

We will just have to take each

year as it comes,” she said.

It was hard to quantify how

many Lincoln students had

typically come from Rolleston

but she said it would be “several


However, Mrs Paterson saw

the establishment of the college

as positive for Selwyn and both

schools were keen to work


“It’s been coming for a

while so there has been

a lot of planning and

Lincoln has grown so

quickly that there needs to

be another school in the

area, so it’s good for both

schools really,” she said.

“All the primary schools that

are now open in Rolleston and

the potential for another primary

school in Lincoln means that

there are people coming through

in both areas that will need secondary


Lincoln’s roll had grown by

about 200 to 250 students in the

last three years to about 1650 at

the end of last year. She didn’t

have the figure for this year’s roll

but believed it would be lower by

about 30 or 40 students.



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Fire danger warning


being asked to take action to stop

fires starting over the coming

weeks as strong winds and excess

vegetation raise the fire risk in

the district.

“Fire activity has been lower

than usual over the holiday break

as conditions were cool for the

time of year,” principal rural fire

officer Douglas Marshall said.

“However, we are now

experiencing hotter weather

and more windy conditions.

Combined with the amount

of vegetation in our district as

a result of a wet spring, this

creates conditions where fires

can spread quickly if they are not


A number of recent fires have

started as a result of electric

fences coming into contact with

vegetation during windy conditions.

“Property owners can reduce

the risk of these types of fires

starting by either switching off

electric fences – especially in

strong winds – or trimming

vegetation near fences,” Mr Marshall


A restricted fire season is in

place in the rural area of Selwyn.

Under the restrictions the only

types of outdoor fires allowed are

barbecues, drum fires, crop stubble

fires and fires where a permit

EXPLOSIVE: The district council are calling on people to take

extra care due to a high fire risk. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

has been issued by the district


Crop stubble fires may be

more common in coming weeks

but there are a number of safety

guidelines which must be observed.

Fires must not be lit when

strong or moderate winds are occurring

or forecast; must only be

lit during daylight and be out by

dark; must be supervised at all

times; must have a fire break of

at least 10m and suitable equipment

on hand to put it out; and

neighbouring property owners

should be advised before burning


“In hot weather, fires can

also start as a result of

machinery such as lawnmowers

being operated,” Mr Marshall


“We would recommend

choosing a cooler day to operate

machinery and having a water

source on hand to extinguish a

fire if needed.”

Tests show soil not

the cause for CTV

building collapse

• By Gabrielle Stuart


been found in an excavation and

soil testing of the Canterbury

Television building foundations

as police come closer to

announcing whether criminal

charges will be laid over the


The Star has obtained a letter

police sent to the families of the

victims about the excavation and

testing – the last part of a long

criminal investigation into the

collapse which claimed 115 lives.

“The experts confirmed that

there was nothing untoward

with the foundations or soil that

altered the opinion that they

had provided earlier,” Detective

Superintendent Peter Read said

in the letter.

“The foundations and soil of

the CTV building and site were

examined by Beca Engineers and

Canterbury of University staff

during excavations carried out in

August this year.”

The Star has also learned families

of the victims expect to hear

the result of the investigation at a

meeting with police on February

21, the day before the sixth anniversary

of the 2011 earthquake.

Maan Alkaisi, whose wife

Maysoon Abbas died in the CTV

building, said he hoped to see

charges laid.

“From the (Royal Commission

of Inquiry) we know why this

building collapsed, and who is

responsible,” he said yesterday.

He said the families had been

waiting a long time for justice.

“We know it’s a long process

and it’s frustrating, but we just

have to wait,” he said.

The police investigation has

taken two years, and involved

more than 100 interviews.

A police report on the investigation

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Tuesday January 24 2017

Children throughout Selwyn took part in a

range of fun and creative activities during

last week as holiday programmes across the

district came to an end. The Selwyn Times

has photographs from Busy Bumbles holiday

programmes in Darfield and West Melton.


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In Brief


A precautionary boil water notice

in place for properties connected

to the Arthur’s Pass water supply

may be lifted today or later in the

week, depending on test results,

a district council spokeswoman

said. The notice was put in place

on Thursday. No E. coli had been

detected but bad weather had

increased the water’s turbidity,

meaning the district council

could not guarantee it was safe to

drink. When a boil water notice

is in place, the Ministry of Health

advises that people should boil or

treat all water from taps before

drinking, brushing teeth or using

it in food preparation. Water used

to make ice should also be boiled

before freezing. People will need

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they are informed that the notice

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Agriculture provides a second

AT THE end of its first year,

19 people on community

sentences with the Department

of Corrections have become

the first to graduate from a

new agricultural skills training


They leave with qualifications

– and the chance to change their

lives. The ongoing project is a

partnership between Lincoln

University, Port Levy’s Koukourarata

Marae and Community

Corrections. It is intended to deliver

practical horticultural skills

with a focus on tikanga (Maori

way of doing things).

Corrections Canterbury lead

service manager Katey Gibling

said the intention was for offenders

to reconnect with the land

while gaining skills for employment

and a taste for achievement

and further training.

“Many of those we work with

are drifting, their lives have

become chaotic and without

purpose. Through this partnership,

and projects like this, we

help them to reconnect with their

culture and find a way forward,”

she said.

“Lincoln provide the qualification

and having them involved

has helped the offenders see

that this is a real qualification

and they are very capable of

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Lincoln University’s biological husbandry unit manager Bill Martin (left),

Brent, and Corrections senior community work supervisors Tom Piahana and Reuben Gent. ​

doing something they had never

thought possible for them.”

The 12 graduates were presented

with certificates recognising

proficiency in chainsaw operation,

quad-bike driving, tractor

driving and the use of farming


For Brent, the first graduate of

the course, the programme has

been truly life changing.

“This programme was critical

to me getting the confidence to

have a go and get back in charge

of my life,” he said.

Last year, Brent was studying

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community work sentence with a

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“When I committed my offences,

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I was dealing with alcohol and

anxiety issues. I was losing my

friends, failing my studies. I was

in a dark place and ended up on

a community work sentence,” he


“This programme was the first

big mental shift for me. I started

to plan forward again.

“I did the chainsaw course

thinking that it could make me

more employable and I thought

the quad bike training could also

lead to something. It gave me the

confidence to try again. I had

gained these skills and thought, ‘I

can do this’.”

Brent said that in addition to

starting to learn again, it was

the mentoring support of the

community work supervisor who

helped him see opportunity.

The project’s community

work supervisor Reuben Gent

said the partnership offered

new opportunities for people on

community work sentences to

access skills and qualifications

for employment. The tikanga

element helped offenders

reconnect with Maori principals

and culture.

“In addition to practical skills

and work aptitudes, the offenders

on the programme are gaining

confidence and the personal

skills and motivation to move on

with their lives,” Mr Gent said.



Petrol heads, motoring, Retro fashion and

music enthusiasts get ready...

Trillo Metals Muscle Car Madness is only

days away .... This weekend at Rangiora A & P

Showgrounds celebrates the 27th year as the

South Island’s Largest Car Show..

This world-class event continues to thrive,

giving its fans and participants exactly what

they want. Car displays will change daily as

day entries are welcome to enter on the day,

Two Highboy Roadsters will be on display

direct from the United States, and many

travelling from the North Island to join over

1200 cars on display each day at Muscle Car

Madness each day, there will be something

for everyone to view, from Rare and restored

Classics to high perfomance Muscle cars, Hot

Rods and custom cars to Rat Rods, Buses and

Trucks, bikes, and retro caravans. Enthusiasts

bring your car and display bit for the normal

adult person gate fee (tidy vehicles of good

standard only.)

Enjoy a visual feast of colours, chrome and

V8s everywhere!

Muscle Car Madness will entertain all the

family, from Burn out Competitions, Trade

displays including Airbrush Venturi who

will be onsite adding custom airbrushing to

cars etc, check out all sorts of automotive

memorabilia, Kids can enjoy fun rides

food, and icecream... while Mum can visit

the retro beauty zone for makeovers, and

clothing... 10 Live bands will be playing over

the weekend, including the ‘Hillbilly Hellcats’

from Colorado who will play daily at 2.30pm,

along with ‘Baxter’ from Australia, ‘Sign

of the Firebird’, ‘Brothers Grimm’, ‘Sound

Control’ and the ‘Wingers’, a great “little

kids” band.

Kabella Baby are sponsoring the popular

Retro Beauty Competition on Saturday

afternoon with classes for all ages.

For more information phone: Correna

027 545 7877 or 03 347 8388.

SELWYN TIMES Tuesday January 24 2017 11

chance for offenders

“Working alongside each

other provides time and opportunity

to talk about what

is going on in people’s lives.

Projects like this work at many

levels,” Mr Gent said.

Koukourarata Marae representative

Manaia Cunningham

said he was very proud

of the way the project was

progressing and the difference

it was making in the lives of

the people working on it.

“As a marae we are thrilled

to support our community

service whanau and we are

here to support each other,”

Mr Cunningham said.

“This education programme

has a Maori education framework

that ensures everyone’s

whakapapa is respected.”

For some of those in the project,

they will find the confidence

and passion to continue

their studies in a related field,

for example, horticulture or

forestry at Lincoln University.

Bill Martin, manager of the

biological husbandry unit, is

the university’s delivery partner

in the partnership.

“This programme delivers

skills that growers want,” Mr

Martin said.

“The people graduating from

STUCK IN: People on community sentences with

Corrections have been learning new agricultural skills,

such as proficiency with a chainsaw.

this programme have certificates

of proficiency in useful


The programme offers a way

to engage in the community

and partner in the Koukourarata

gardens. While the

initial programme was about

rebuilding and shaping lives,

the partnership has taken a

new turn with the BHU engaging

in a two-year research

project to develop commercial

seed lines of organic taewa, or

Maori potatoes, and ensure

their availability into the


“Through this project, we

will enable Koukourarata to

develop commercial scale

production of organic taewa,”

Mr Martin said.

The tikanga element of

the programme also sat well

with the university’s whenua

strategy and recognition of the

importance of engaging with

Maori and Pasifika and the


“Between the three partners

we bring commitment, tikanga,

the labour, the science and

the will to make a difference to

the future of this food source

which is culturally significant

to New Zealand, and especially

to iwi,” Mr Martin said.

“We are helping people

reconnect with the earth,

traditional planting and horticultural

methods. It’s not just

seeds we are growing. It’s ideas

and futures.”

As for Brent, he felt very

positive about his future. He

had returned to Lincoln to

study landscape architecture

and had completed and passed

his first two papers.

“I stuffed up so much for so

long. I needed this, but I didn’t

know I needed it. It seems

strange to say, but it has been

a really important experience

for me,” he said.

“My sentence gave me purpose.

I came home feeling engaged

and positive again. Since

I have been on sentence, my

whole life has turned around

and Corrections has been a big

part of this.”



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TEMPORARY CLOSURE: The Selwyn Gallery will shut down between

Sunday and March 13. ​

Repairs temporarily close gallery


Gallery will pack up

and shut down for six

weeks, starting Sunday,

as earthquake repairs are

carried out on its building.

Orion, which owns the

building that houses the

gallery, have requested the

gallery be cleared prior to

construction beginning on

February 7.

The gallery, which is

run by the Malvern Community

Arts Council, will

reopen on March 13.

Artworks and other

gallery contents will be put

into a storage container in

the meantime.

A statement from the

arts council said the

repairs were necessary to

ensure the building was

well maintained and safe

for the future.

“We will keep in touch

as the earthquake repairs

are undertaken, and advise

members if there are any

changes to the schedule.

Meantime, we appreciate

your patience with the


Any artists who did not

want their artwork kept

in the storage container

could arrange to collect

them by contacting arts

council administrator

Rose Gerard no later than


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Your Local Views

Value your right to vote

Last year’s





Emily de

Rooy writes

about why it

is important

for young people to get

out at vote in this year’s

general election

The upcoming general

elections – the chance where

your voice can be heard to

influence the future of New


It is often assumed that

something of such high

importance would have plenty

of engagement.

However, for the youth of the

Selwyn electorate this does not

seem to be the case – only 62.71

per cent of people aged between

18 and 24 who were enrolled to

vote actually voted in the 2014


The youth of today are the

leaders of tomorrow; the people

who will live in the society that

is shaped from the decisions

made in Parliament today.

Having the right to vote is a

right that not everyone has, and

should be valued and exercised

for it to make a difference.

It is important that leaders

are elected by voters from a

broad range of the population

and that all age groups are well

represented. However, this is

only possible if the youth of

today enrol and vote in the

upcoming general election.

Thanks to social media and

the internet, it is now easier

than ever to have an educated

opinion on current issues and

each candidate’s views. This is

a great way to align your own

beliefs, values and viewpoints

with the candidate(s) that have

put themselves forward for


Elections can be close; voters

of the youth population can

be the ultimate deciders in the

result of an election.

It’s your view that matters,

but your view can only make a

difference if you enrol and vote.

Mike Flynn, of Rolleston,

writes about ongoing

work to pipe a section

of water race along

Tennyson St in Rolleston

underground – I think it is an

abuse of position for the district

council to enclose the water race

on Tennyson St.

It has been justified under

the guise of parking need in

the section by the school. Fair

enough but what mandate from

the public is there for total


Who are the people behind

this drive for the destruction of

a quintessential feature of Rolleston?

Is it the same people who got

irritated by the fire siren daring

to disturb them?

The life force of the ‘creek’

as I think of it (since starting

at the primary school in 1963)

is something to be embraced and


promoted, not erased. Trout and

ducks are seasonal visitors and

I am sure wiser people than me

could list a multitude of other life

forms in and around it.

The weekly papers recently

variously referred to it as a “water

race” or “irrigation drain” which

it technically probably is but a

water feature of this nature in a

central point of a growing town

should be preserved for all to

enjoy, as it is in West Melton.

It is disingenuous to remove it

on the premise of needing more

car parks or footpaths.

The opportunity and cost to

put footpaths along this section

of Tennyson St was avoided by

the district council at the development

stage, and undoubtedly

saved money which ratepayers

on that side of the road never

benefited from. Perhaps a rebate

is now in order.


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It would be great to see an enlightened

councillor measure the

width of Tennyson St and see that

it is quite wide and could perhaps

accommodate both a footpath and

the creek (as seen by the bus stop

near 90-100 Tennyson St). They

have managed for the last 15 years,

put some yellow lines down and

let them park on the other side

with the footpath.

District council chief executive

David Ward responds – The

undergrounding of the water race

is part of an upgrade to Tennyson

St included in the Rolleston Town

Centre Masterplan.

The masterplan was approved

after extensive public consultation

in late 2013. The public made

submissions on both the Tennyson

St upgrade and the water race

proposal. Most submitters who

commented on the water race

proposal supported the water

race being piped underground.

The planned Tennyson St

upgrade aims to make the street

more pedestrian-friendly with

the street acting as a ‘high street’

to access Rolleston’s new central

shopping and community facilities

area and high amenity park.

Further works are planned

to develop the street into a slow

speed traffic environment and

develop additional parking and

undertake streetscape works.

The section of water race

undergrounded near Rolleston

School will allow a new shared

footpath/cycleway to be created

providing a safer walking and cycling

option for people to access

planned new shops and facilities.

Later work is also planned to

underground the remaining section

of water race down to Lowes

Rd. The changes also provide the

school with additional parking

and previously the district council

has been asked by the school

to underground the water race

due to safety concerns with the

race being close to the school.

The water race is not a naturally

occurring creek but part of

the water race network.

Vintage fair fundraiser for

senior housing complex

MORE THAN 100 vintage and

classic tractors dating from the

early 1900s to the present day

will be on show in Leeston in


The Ellesmere Vintage Fair

will be held on March 25 and

26 at the Ellesmere A&P Showgrounds

to raise money for a

community-owned housing

complex for seniors.

Ellesmere Vintage Club committee

member Jonty Ward said

the club took pride in raising

funds to put back into the community

and all the profits would

to the Abbeyfield Ellesmere

complex in Leeston.

After eight years of planning

by local volunteers, construction

of the complex began last year.

The funds raised at the fair will

go towards fitting out the rooms.

Mr Ward said the club expected

steam traction engines, a

forerunner to the tractor, to be a

popular drawcard at the fair.

“We hope to have at least a

dozen of these machines in attendance,

and will put on working

displays including threshing

and heavy haulage,” Mr Ward


Veteran, vintage and classic

cars and trucks from the local

POPULAR: Steam traction engines are expected to be a

highlight of the Ellesmere Vintage Fair. ​

area and further afield will also

come together at the showgrounds.

A variety of food and craft

stalls will complete the vintage

fair atmosphere. Entertainment

for the children will include carnival

rides, children’s games and

a mass tug of war with a steam


The Ellesmere Vintage Club

has about 100 members who

share an interest in anything old

and mechanical. Being a rural

area, many club members collect,

restore and display vintage

tractors and farm machinery.

Members also have vintage and

classic cars, commercial vehicles,

memorabilia and anything else

old and collectable.

•The fair will be held on

March 25 and 26, 10am-4pm

both days. Adults $10, under

15s free. Anybody wanting

to take their exhibit along

can phone Jonty Ward on

027 593 3322 for registration


Ever wanted to fly?


Canterbury Aero Club provides a

wide variety of training and offers a

wealth of experience. As one of the

oldest aero clubs in New Zealand, it’s

the place to go for all things aviation:

from one-off introductory flights, to

private licences and right through to

commercial licences. It is also home to

the International Aviation Academy

of New Zealand, which runs a range

of programmes to train commercial

pilots. Members enjoy free rein of the

club’s premises, which overlooks the

Christchurch Airport runway, and are

given access to club’s planes. Imagine

taking to the skies with the family in


If you’ve ever had a Top Gun fantasy,

phone Canterbury Aero Club and

book yourself an Introductory Flight

Lesson. For a very reasonable $150,

you will be in the air before you

know it, and have a great

conversation starter for years

to come.

Urban Myth #1

Flying a plane is really


Urban Myth #2

It’s really expensive – I need

to be the CEO of Microsoft to

afford that.

Kate Preece tells us about

her experience:

Flying a plane was never

something I thought I could do.

I assumed it was well beyond

my skill level and would send

the budget into a tailspin.

However, I was very wrong.

Canterbury Aero Club takes

the difficulty out of flying. Anyone can

fly a plane, and they’re

quick to let you know

that’s the case. The

qualified team are

experts at banishing

self doubt, and treat

this unfathomable feat

as a walk in the park.

I had no experience in

aviation, yet I taxied a

four-seater plane, took

off, flew out to Banks

Peninsula, and landed.

With an instructor

beside you, there’s

always a safety net, and never an issue.

Taking a flying lesson should be on

everyone’s bucket list. Why? Why not!

-Kate Preece

Becoming a recreational pilot operates

on a ‘pay as you go’ system, so there’s

no big outlay. In fact, a typical flight

will cost you around the same as a

day’s skiing. Kids and partners are

welcome at the club and the facilities

make for a great place to hang out and

be entertained.

The reception is manned seven days

a week by flight instructors who are

more than happy to help with any


To learn more or book a flight, go to or phone 359 2121.


Under strength



lose T20

• By Tom Doudney

Tuesday January 24 2017


a spirited performance but still lost

the CRV Ambreed country premier

T20 cricket tournament to Sefton by

nine runs.

Chasing Sefton’s 143/9, Leeston

Southbridge, which were missing

nine first-choice players, finished on

134/6 from 20 overs at Mandeville on


Leeston Southbridge had six

players away with the Canterbury

Country team which beat Marlborough

at Mainpower Oval, Rangiora,

on Saturday in a two-day match, and

another three players were away on


Opener Ben Chamberlain hit an

impressive 66 not out off 48 balls for

Leeston Southbridge, but it was not

enough to get his team over the line.

In Rangiora, Canterbury Country

bowled Marlborough out for 102

before racking up 281/7 at the end of

the first innings.

For Canterbury Country, former

Black Cap Shanan Stewart hit 105,

while Matt Laffey scored 69 and Tim

Guijters scored 50. The best of the

Canterbury Country bowlers were

Fraser Sheat with 4-23 and Stewart

with 4-27. Due to rain on Sunday, it

was not possible to play the second

innings and Canterbury Country

were awarded the win.

Talented Lincoln team take out

Ellesmere bowls rooster title

• By Karolyn Boon

LINCOLN 4 have taken out

the Ellesmere bowls rooster


With such a large club, Lincoln

had the luxury of entering

four teams in the competition.

The selectors got it right with

Lincoln 4, keeping last year’s

performing junior team together

after they won the Canterbury

Centre junior triples.

That team of Michael Begg,

Mundy Carroll and Martin

Rowson were joined by Dave

Williams, Lynton Withell and

Nick Alfeld, another talented

junior, to finish two points

ahead of an experienced Lincoln

3 team.

Dunsandel came in third on

27 points.

In the recent quadrangular

representative tournament,

Ellesmere bowlers defended

three out of the four trophies

up for grabs in a hot and windy

day on the greens.

They played against some

strong Mid-Canterbury, Malvern

and Hurunui teams.

The men’s teams played at

Allenton, Hampstead and

Methven, while the ladies were

hosted by Darfield and Kirwee.

Unfortunately, it was only the

senior men who managed to

retain their Mugford Trophy,

winning it on differential.

The day gave selectors an

opportunity to select the

country development team to

play a town team, selected from

Christchurch clubs, on February

12 at Methven.

Ellesmere’s Bev Skurr was

named in the country development

ladies’ team, with Sandy

Guy selected as a reserve for the

team of 10. As yet, the men’s

development team is still to be



Senior Ladies: Mid-

Canterbury 18 points;

Ellesmere 10 points;

Malvern 8 points.

Senior Men’s: Ellesmere

23 points, differential

+50; Malvern 23 points,

differential +40; Mid-



IN ACTION: Players

from Ellesmere,

Malvern, Hurunui and

Methven competed in

the recent quadrangular


tournament played

at various locations,

including Kirwee.

Canterbury 22 points;

Hurunui 4 points.

Junior men: Mid-

Canterbury 20 points;

Ellesmere 16 points;

Malvern 10 points; Hurunui

2 points.

Ladies Development:

Mid-Canterbury 18 points;

Malvern 12 points; Hurunui

11; Ellesmere 7 points.

•More sport, pages 20-21



Normal classes resume for 2017 on Monday 23rd January

Beginners come on a Wednesday from 2.00 till 2.30pm to allow Mum time

to pick up other siblings from school

Classes for children and young people of all ages from 4-18yrs over

6 days a week in Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary

Annual production at Middleton Grange Theatre in April 2017

Annual exams in Ballet,Jazz, Contemporary usually October each year

Sharing her love of dance

A lifelong passion for dance is one dance

teacher Ann Judson still inspires in her

pupils today.

Once herself a Royal New Zealand Ballet

dancer and awarded a M.N.Z.M. in 2015

for her services to ballet, Ann now runs

the Aspire Dance School at Springston

in Selwyn along with her daughter Fleur

Cullinane, also a former R.N.Z.B. dancer

and Rebecca Adam who was invited to

perform her solos in New York and was

successfully placed.

“We are very lucky to have a school

where we have all had professional dance

experience,” she says. “It does make a

difference to the way we teach.”

This high-calibre school has also received

international acclaim recently when past

pupil Monica Brosnahan was invited by

the Russian Government to take part in

the Vaganova International Competition

in St Petersburg. As a result of her success

at this event she has now been invited to

apply as an international student to the

Russian Ballet School in St Petersburg.

“We are so delighted for her as she is a

dedicated student who has worked so

hard to become a successful dancer.”

It is just not the high performing students

that Ann is interested in teaching. “We

absolutely love teaching young people

that just want to come and enjoy dance.

Its good for deportment and we enjoy

sharing a love of moving to music and a

quiet gaining of confidence.”

Ann recently had to move the dance school

from the Tai Tapu Hall to the Springston

Hall but is delighted with the new location.

She is now taking enrolments for the 2017

year in Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary

classes for pupils aged from 3 ½ years to

18 years of age.

For those interested in attending classes,

the best way to contact Ann is by email

or text as she has limited coverage where

she lives. Her

email address is

annjudsonfarr@ and

her mobile

is 027 672


B.B.O. Ballet, N.Z.A.M.D. Jazz and Contemporary

Venue: Springston Community Hall,

3ks south of the front of Lincoln University on Leeston Rd

Ann Judson M.N.Z.M. B.B.O. Fellow


Phone: 0276 722 999

SELWYN TIMES Tuesday January 24 2017 17

Pets & their owners to celebrate

new pet food shop

Tails will be wagging and whiskers quivering with

excitement as the dogs and cats of the south-west

areas get wind of the new pet food shop that has

opened in Rolleston.

Real Pet Food, previously trading as Hillmorton Pet

Food in Hoon Hay for almost 25 years, has just

opened its doors in Jones Road.

Owner Bernie Hutton is thrilled with his new

premises in a newly constructed block of five

shops, which he says are much bigger than his

former shop and are equipped with brand-new

machinery for processing the pet food.

The Hillmorton staff members have come to work

at the new premises, plus an additional staff

member has been employed, and since the shop

opened many of the Hillmorton customers have

been in for their pet supplies, Bernie says. These

also include a range of birdseed.

Real Pet Food offers fresh, raw meat, which the

business sources from reputable suppliers,

processes on site without the addition of

any artificial colours or preservatives, and

displays for sale in the store’s brandnew

chillers and freezers.

“This is proper food without

any additives so it’s better

for the animals, plus they

don’t eat as much because

it satisfies them,” says Bernie.

Real Pet Food is also offering

online sales through its new


The meat is available for purchase

frozen in carton lots, and there is

no delivery charge for customers

across Christchurch city and the

Selwyn district.

The business also supplies meat for

several organisations that need to

have quality food for animals. These

include sheep stations requiring meat

for their dogs, the greyhound racing industry,

and Orana Wildlife Park, to feed their

hungry lions, cheetahs and meerkats.

To celebrate Real Pet Food’s arrival in

Rolleston, the store is holding an official

opening event this Saturday, starting

at 10am. There will be a sausage sizzle

and refreshments, plus it will be a great

opportunity for pet owners to swap

doggie tales and chat about what their

cats get up to.

n Real Pet Food is located at Shop 4,

855 Jones Road Rolleston, opposite

Redpaths. Opening hours are Monday

and Tuesday, 9am-5pm, Wednesday

to Friday, 9am-5.30pm and Saturday





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Summer in Selwyn

events continue

Over 50 summer events are happening in our district as part of the Council’s Summer in Selwyn

event programme, running from January to April.

Summer events coming up over the next two weeks (shown on the opposite page) include pool

parties at Darfield and Southbridge and picnics at Springfield and Springston.

In February you can look forward to picnics at Lincoln, West Melton and Leeston, outdoor movies

at Darfield, Rolleston and Lincoln, Music on the Green at Rolleston and Darfield, and a skate jam

in Darfield. More summer events continue in March. Events are free to attend - for a complete list

of summer events running until April 2017, please visit

In addition to the events organised by the Council, eight community organised events are also

planned as part of the Summer in Selwyn programme.

Meet Your Street continues over the summer with visits to a number of neighbourhoods where

you can meet new friends in your community – see for details.

On the roads this week

The intersection of Kidman Street, Byron Street and Tennyson Street has now reopened. There are now

temporary traffic management controls in place for the remainder of the roundabout construction period

and short delays may occur at times.

Road reconstruction work continues on Gerald Street (between Springs Road and Vernon Drive). During

most of the works, the road will be open to traffic both ways as normal (with traffic controls operating),

however, for some of this period stop and go controls may operate, with short traffic delays occuring.

Work to lay a new sewer line along East Maddisons Road has resumed. This road is currently closed

from Ellington Mews to Goulds Road for this work.

Work on Masefield Drive (pictured, between Lowes Road and Dryden Avene) is underway including

kerb and channel and seal widening work, and footpath development. The road will remain open during

work, with traffic controls in place.

Road resurfacing work is planned on Old Tai Tapu Road, Birchs Road (between Trices and Leadleys

Roads), Marshs Road (between SH1 and Shands Road) and Dawsons Road (between Jones and

Maddisons Roads). Stop/ go traffic controls will operate at all sites. Footpath reconstruction work is

also planned on West Belt and Habgood Place in Lincoln.

Partial road closures - Christchurch Southern Motorway extension

On Weedons Road there is no access to Main South Road from Levi Road as a one way system is in

place to allow the NZ Transport Agency to complete work for the motorway extension. Weedons Ross

Road is also closed between Jones Road and SH1 to carry out utility works for this project.

New pool fencing rules could

affect you

Changes made to national legislation from 1 January 2017 around

how swimming pools are fenced could affect you.

The changes are focused on ensuring physical barriers are in

place to prevent unsupervised children from accessing pools and

reducing the number of children drowning in pools.

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. Pool

manufacturers and retailers are responsible for providing notices to

buyers advising them of their responsibilities.

Pool owners are responsible for the ongoing safety of swimming

pools at all times under the legislation. If your pool fencing already

complied with the old requirements then you don’t need to make

any changes, however your pool will need to be inspected every

three years.

Spa pools meet the new rules if they have a water surface area of

5m 2 or less, are at least 760mm above ground with no climbable

way to get into it and have a complying lockable safety cover

secured at all times the pool isn’t being used. Other spa pools

needs to meet new fencing requirements.

Pool owners need to have their pool fencing inspected every three

years. Inspections can be carried out by the Council or a registered

Independently Qualified Pool Inspector. The new legislation

provides Councils with the ability to take enforcement action if

people don’t follow the fencing rules.

For more information on the changes please see www.selwyn.govt.

nz/poolquestions or call our Building team on 347 2839.

Help reduce the fire risk

Strong winds and excess vegetation have elevated the fire risk in

the district.

Selwyn is now experiencing hotter weather and more windy

conditions. These conditions combined with the amount of

vegetation we have in our district as a result of a wet spring creates

conditions where fires can spread quickly if they are not prevented.

A number of recent fires have started as a result of electric fences

coming into contact with vegetation during windy conditions. You

can reduce the risk of fires starting from these types of fires by

either switching off electric fences (especially in strong winds) or

trimming vegetation near fences.

A restricted fire season is in place in the rural area of Selwyn district.

Under the restrictions the only types of outdoor fires allowed are

barbeques, drum fires, crop stubble firms and fires where a permit

has been issued by the Council.

Crop stubble fires may be more common in the coming weeks.

There are a number of safety guidelines which must be observed

with these fires:

· people must be careful to avoid lighting fires when strong or

moderate winds are occurring or are forecast

· crop stubble fires may only be lit during daylight and must be out

by dark

· the fire must be supervised at all times

· a fire break of at least 10 metres in place is required around the fire

· suitable equipment must also be available to extinguish a fire

· neighbouring property owners should be advised before burning.

In hot weather fires can also start as a result of machinery such as

lawn mowers being operated. We would recommend choosing a

cooler day to operate machinery and having a water source on hand

to extinguish a fire if needed.

Council Call

Selwyn District Council

Norman Kirk Drive Rolleston

Ph 347 2800 or 318 8338

Rolleston Library

Rolleston Drive, Rolleston

Ph 347 2880

Darfield Library & Service Centre

1 South Terrace, Darfield

Ph 318 8338 or 347 2780







Creative Communities Selwyn

has funding to support creative

projects in Selwyn that

strengthen our community. The

fund is open to everyone to

apply and the criteria is simple.

The next funding round closes

at 5pm, Friday 24 February. For

information see www.selwyn.

During the last funding round

these grants were distributed:

· Art Group of Lincoln - $1,780

for tutor fees and hall hire

· Ellesmere Art Group - $1,300

for tutor fees and school

holiday programme

· Arts Heart - $1,000 for

exhibition costs

· Ellesmere Highland Pipe Band

– Rolleston Piping & Drumming

School - $3,447 for tutor costs

and hall hire

· Prebbleton Craft Group -

$1,590 for craft workshops

· Lorraine Jacobs - $200 for tutor

and art class costs.


Wednesday 25 January

Rakaia Huts 9.10-9.30am


Public Forums: Council,

Community Board and local

committee meetings are open

to the public. Time is available at

the start of meetings for people

to speak on matters of concern.

Please notify Bernadette Ryan

or your local committee at least

three days before the meeting.

Township, Hall and Reserve

Committees: To list or make

changes to meeting details, email


nz or phone 347 2800 or 318

8338 by 9am Wednesday the

week before publication.



Unless stated meetings are held

at Rolleston Council Building

Malvern Community Board

Mon 23 Jan 4pm

Darfield Library and Service


Audit & Risk Subcommittee

Wed 1 Feb 3pm

Selwyn Waihora Zone Committee

Tue 7 Feb 1pm

Council Meeting

Wed 8 Feb 1pm

Followed by a public Citizenship

Ceremony at 6.30pm

Water Race Subcommittee

Mon 13 Feb 1.30pm

Road Safety Committee

Thurs 16 Feb 9.30am



Darfield Recreation &

Community Centre Committee

Tue 7 Feb 7.30pm

Darfield Recreation Centre

Triennial Election

Thursday 26 January

St John of God, Rolleston


Prebbleton Tavern 3.30-5.30pm

Monday 30 January

Upper Selwyn Huts 10-10.45am

Lincoln University Learning

Centre 11-11.30am

Prebbleton Child Care

1.15- 1.30pm

Rolleston Christian School


Tuesday 31 January

Burnham Kindy 9.40-10.10am

Burnham Preschool


Dunsandel School


Dunsandel Childcare


Paradise for Little Angels,

Rolleston 1.30-2pm



Elections for community,

hall and reserve committees

continue in January and

February. If you have a

couple of hours available

each month, then you could

become a member of your local

community committee and

Doyleston Community Committee

Wed 8 Feb 7.30pm

Doyleston Community Hall

Triennial Election

Dunsandel Community


Mon 6 Feb 7.30pm

Dunsandel Sports Centre

Glentunnel Community Centre


Tue 24 Jan 7.30pm

Glentunnel Community Centre

Triennial Election

Glentunnel Township Committee

Mon 30 Jan 7.30pm

Glentunnel Hall

Hororata Citizens Committee

Tue 24 Jan 7.30pm, Hororata Hall

Hororata Reserve

Management Committee

Wed 1 Feb 7.30pm, Hororata Hall

Triennial Election

Kirwee Recreation Reserve

Management Committee

Mon 13 Feb 7.30pm

Kirwee Reserve Sports Pavilion

Ladbrooks Community

Hall Committee

Fri 27 Jan 7.45pm

Ladbrooks Community Hall

Triennial Election

Lake Coleridge Community


Fri 27 Jan 7.30pm

Lake Coleridge Hall

Leeston Community Committee

Mon 13 Feb 7.30pm, Leeston

Library Community Room

Leeston Park Association

Mon 30 Jan 8pm

Leeston Park Pavilion

Lincoln Community Committee

be part of making decisions

on local parks, playgrounds,

town beautification, community

centres and other issues that

affect your area.

Upcoming Triennial election

meetings where committee

members are elected are listed

under meetings below. If you are

interested in joining a committee

please see

and come along to a meeting.


If your dog was first registered

after 30 June 2006 and is not a

working dog, they are required

to be microchipped. This free

service is available on Friday 3

February at:

· Lincoln at 9-9.30am

· Leeston at 10.15-10.45am

· Darfield at 11.30-12pm

· Rolleston at 12.45-1.15pm

Please note:

· Clinics last for only 30 minutes

· The Rolleston venue is in

Norman Kirk Drive, other

locations are outside libraries

· Sessions won’t occur if wet.

If you have any questions,

please contact Tracey on 347

2800 or 318 8338.

Mon 13 Feb 7pm, Lincoln Event

Centre, Fitzgerald Room

Little Rakaia Huts Community


Sat 28 Jan 2pm Little Rakaia

Huts Community Centre

Triennial Election

Prebbleton Public Hall

Society Inc.

Mon 13 Feb 7.30pm

Prebbleton Hall Supper Room

Rhodes Park Domains Board

Thurs 16 Feb 7.30pm

Tai Tapu Golf Club

Triennial Election

Rolleston Residents

Association Inc.

Mon 30 Jan 7.30pm

Rolleston Community Centre

Cameron Warr from Council

will discuss development and

maintenance of some Rolleston

reserves including the Clock

Tower Reserve. Note week late

Springfield Township Committee

Tue 7 Feb 7.30pm, Tawera Hall

Springston Hall Committee

Thurs 2 Feb 7.30pm

Springston Hall

Waihora Park Reserve Committee

Tue 1 Feb 7pm

Waihora Bowling Club

Weedons Reserve Committee

Mon 13 Feb 7.30pm

Weedons Reserve Pavilion

Weedons Reserve Committee

Mon 20 Feb 7.30pm

Weedons Reserve Pavilion

Triennial Election

West Melton Community

Centre Committee

Tue 31 Jan 7.30pm

West Melton Community Centre

Selwyn Events

























Springfield Picnic in the


Springfield Domain, 5.30-7.30pm

With live music, bouncy castle,

the Fun on Wheels trailer, games,

Pedalmania, prizes & free sausage

sizzle. Bring a picnic & enjoy the

summer evening

Lake Crichton Triathlon and


A community event for first-time

athletes in a friendly atmosphere.

Individual & team options, short &

long courses. To enter see

Southbridge Pool Party

Southbridge Pool, 2-4pm

Enjoy games, music, a sausage sizzle,

prizes & pool inflatables. Free

Treaty of Waitangi


Darfield Library & Service Centre,


A free fun, interactive & informative

workshop on the Treaty, themes &

questions people have & the Treaty

as a framework for a multi-cultural

country. Open to all. Book at

Picnic in the Park -


Springston Domain, 5.30-7.30pm

With live music, bouncy castle, the

events trailer, games, Pedalmania,

prizes & free sausage sizzle. Bring a

picnic & enjoy!

Lincoln Kiwiana Market

Lincoln Green, 10am-1pm

A family day out with pavlova,

whitebait, hokey pokey biscuits, ice

cream, kiwiana gifts, native plants,

Hunt the Kiwi Treasure Hunt, games &

NZ music. See


Lincoln Envirotown

Working Bee

Mahoe Reserve, 2pm

Help clean up weeds at the reserve

(Boundary Road, Lincoln). Please

bring spades, garden gloves,

sunglasses & a bucket if you can.

Contact Sue on 329 5858 for details

Waitangi Day Community

Country Picnic

Darfield Domain, 10am-2pm

A community country picnic for the

family. Celebrate all things country

with games, food, history & music

Get active in 2017

Term 1 classes start soon at Rolleston Community Centre and Lincoln Event

Centre. The centres have a great range of classes for all ages from preschoolers

to older adults. Class options include baby gym and movement/dance for

preschoolers, yoga, spin, step, pump, basketball and skating for kids and golf.

See or for

programme details or pick up a term brochure from the centres.




Waitangi Day Bus Tour

Join the Ellesmere Historical Society to

visit the Acton & Langley homesteads,

Lake Hood & the Ashburton Aviation

Museum. To book phone Roger on 324

3648 or Wendy on 329 1877

Leeston Library & Service Centre

19 Messines Street, Leeston

Ph 347 2871

Lincoln Library & Service Centre

Gerald Street, Lincoln

Ph 347 2876

(03) 347 2800

Darfield call free 318 8338


Tuesday January 24 2017


Broughton sprints to four golds

• By Tom Doudney


Maia Broughton, who last month

broke a 44-year-old under-16

Canterbury 200m record, has

again shone at the recent Colgate

Games in Invercargill.

Broughton, 14, of Rolleston,

returned with four gold medals

and was one of five outstanding

young athletes to receive the

Colgate-Palmolive Nick Willis

Scholarship Award.

The scholarship earned

Broughton a $500 donation

which she can put towards

sports gear, coaching and other

resources to help her toward her


Her gold medals were in the

100m, 200m, 400m and longjump

events, while she was

also part of the bronze medalwinning

Selwyn Athletic Club

relay team.

Last month Broughton broke

the 200m record previously held

by her own coach Bev Peterson,

a former Commonwealth Games

athlete, with her time of 24.99

seconds at the National Secondary

Schools Athletics Championships

in Auckland.

She said winning four golds

and the scholarship at the Colgate

Games was “so cool” and

she would spend the scholarship

on some new gear and travel expenses

for upcoming events. She

GOOD HAUL: Maia Broughton (centre) on the podium after

winning gold in the 200m race. Altogether she won four golds

and a team bronze at the Colgate Games. ​

will be travelling to Hamilton

in March for the Athletics New

Zealand Track and Field Championships.

Altogether the 35 Selwyn

Athletic Club athletes competing

at the Colgate Games brought

home 17 medals and 42 pennants.

Pennants are awarded instead

of medals for the younger

children in grades seven to nine.

Aside from Broughton, four

of the club’s other athletes won

gold medals. They were Jessica

Langridge in the grade 10 girls

discus, Charlotte Mercer in the

grade 11 girls 400m, Kayla Simons

in the grade 11 girls 1200m

track walk and Jessica Dalton in

the grade 12 girls track walk.

Three Selwyn Athletic Club

athletes received pennants in

all the events they entered. Jody

McCarthy Dempsey, competing

in the grade nine girls won the

200m, long jump and shot put,

second in the discus, 100m,

and relay. Neihana Mata’afa,

competing in the grade nine

boys, won the shot put and

discus, was second in the 100m

and third in the 60m, 200m and

boys’ relay. Eli Craig, competing

in grade seven boys, was part

of the winning relay team, was

second in the 100m and third in

the 60m, 200m, long jump and

shot put.


FAST FEET: Kayla Simons (left) won gold in the track walk.

Meanwhile, Chloe Edbon Collings, received her first pennant, a

gold in the grade seven girls discus.

GIVING HER ALL: Charlotte Mercer (left) competed in the grade

11 girls 200m. She received the silver medal in this race and

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Combined tennis

competition’s first

round played

• By Tom Doudney

THE FIRST round of a new

tennis competition featuring

teams from Ellesmere, Malvern

and North Canterbury was

played on Saturday.

An Ellesmere Tennis Sub-Association

spokesperson said that

if it went well, Mid-Canterbury

would look at joining the competition

next year.

Senior tennis had been struggling

for numbers in recent

seasons, not just in Canterbury

but elsewhere in New Zealand

as well, and the combined competition

would mean each team

would have more teams to play


“It’s basically because we have

got a shortage of women, there

are plenty of men around,” the

spokesperson said.

With teams consisting of four

men and four women, this had

posed a problem.

The spokesperson said tennis

had to compete with many

more sports these days to attract

young girls to play it at school,

which had hurt numbers at the

senior level.

The new competition features

five Ellesmere teams – Prebbleton-Lincoln,

Tai Tapu, Killinchy,

Rolleston and Springston; four

from Malvern – West Melton,

Courtenay, and two from Kirwee;

and three from North

Canterbury – Ashley, Kaiapoi

and Woodend.

It features two pools of six.

Last Saturday’s results will be

used to assess which teams

should be put in the higher or

lower of the two pools.

A combined competition

between Ellesmere and Malvern

had been trialled two years ago

but the spokesperson said the

Ellesmere teams had proved too

strong for their Malvern opposition.

“This might even it out, hopefully,

and we will have a good

competition,” the spokesperson


•Photographer Karen Casey

was at the Tai Tapu v West

Melton game to capture the

action. Tai Tapu won 10-6.

SERVED: Former junior

tennis player Nick Johnson

(right), of Tai Tapu, shows his

long reach. ​

LINING IT UP: Tai Tapu’s Kate Williamson.

VERSATILE: West Melton’s Matty Fitzgerald

plays a two-handed shot.

FOCUSSED: West Melton’s Vivienne Homewood has her eye on the ball.

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by 5pm each Wednesday

Scrabble Club

Wednesday, 1.30-3.30pm

There’s no obligation, just go

along when you can and join the

friendly club. Some boards will be

provided, but feel free to bring your

own. No fee.

Te Hapua Halswell Centre, 341

Halswell Rd

Bee-Bots Story Adventure

Thursday, 10am-noon

Bee-bots are a fun robot for

juniors. Explore a story with a beebot

and learn basic robotic skills.

Bookings are essential. This session

will suit children aged five to sevenyears-old

and will cost $7.

Te Hapua Halswell Centre, 341

Halswell Rd

Picnic in the Park

Thursday, 5.30-7.30pm

Enjoy family activities with

the Selwyn Events games trailer,

live music, bouncy castles, facepainting,

pedalmania, Adam

Allsorts and plenty more for

the whole family. There will be

activities for all ages and prizes

up for grabs. A free sausage sizzle

will be available but people are

encouraged to pack a picnic and

make an evening of it.

Springfield Domain

Treaty of Waitangi Workshop

Monday, 7.30-9pm [Edition datE]


A free, fun, interactive and

informative workshop on why

and how the treaty has come to

prominence. The session will

cover themes and questions people

have and look at the treaty as a

framework for a multi-cultural

country. This will be relevant to

all, whether you have been in New

Zealand for generations or are

new to the country. Book at www.

Darfield Library, 1 South Tce,


Lincoln High School


Tuesday, 10am and 11.30am

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 KidsCan, a charity which helps

children living in poverty. Tickets

will cost $4 per seat (cash only),

meaning mothers with children

sitting on their lap will pay for

one seat only. Door sales will be

available for those who haven’t

booked, but the hall has a 220-seat


Lincoln High School hall

WATER FEATURES: Bring the kids and make a splash at the Southbridge Pool Party on

Sunday, 2-4pm. The inflatable pool equipment will be out, the DJ will be playing and there

will be games, music, prizes and a sausage sizzle. The pool is located on High St.

Markets this weekend

The local markets have a lot

on offer, from fresh produce to

hand-made crafts

West Melton Market:

Saturday, 9am-noon. St Paul’s


Lincoln Farmers and Craft

Market: Saturday, 10am-1pm.

Gerald St, Lincoln.

Darfield Market: Saturday,

10am-2pm, next to Farmlands

on South Tce, Darfield.

Edendale Car Boot

Sale: Sunday, 10am-3pm,

Edendale Cafe, 888 Sandy

Knolls Rd, West Melton.

Running Groups

The running groups aim to

get like-minded members of the

community fit and engaged with

each other. All running groups

have a stagnated 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 Centre.

Prebbleton Runners:

Tuesday registration from 6pm.

3km or 6km walk or run.

Starts from Prebbleton Reserve

soccer ground. Gold coin


Ellesmere Road Runners:

Wednesday registration from

5.45, starts at 6pm. 3km or

6km walk or run. Starts from

Leeston Physiotherapy.


Christchurch School of Music

The Christchurch School of Music is a family-oriented

community aimed at providing quality music education in and

around Christchurch.

We have an exciting offer for all new enrolments for 2017,

where you will receive $775 worth of lessons for just $450! All

you have to do is click here to enrol before January 15th, 2017:

This deal includes: 1 year of group lessons for beginners on

recorder, flute, clarinet, violin, ukulele, guitar or voice (worth

$525), FREE instrument hire where instruments are available

(worth $110), FREE joining of a performance ensemble for the

second semester (worth $140).

We also have individual lessons and ensembles for a wide

range of instruments available too, for any age and from

beginner through to experienced - explore our website www. to learn more.

CSM is a not-for-profit organisation with a strong focus on

community. On a Saturday morning the whole family can find

something to suit. Preschool children can start their musical

journey by joining in our experiential “Take Off with Music”

while older children and adults may opt for group or individual

lessons on a specific instrument (including voice). Those who

already play are welcome to join in one of the great ensembles

which all take part in regular concerts including Saturday

soirees and the popular annual Showcase Concert. Recitals

where individuals can perform are also held regularly.

CSM also provides a comprehensive music education to

participating primary schools via its Outreach programmes.

With programmes offered in band, strings, recorder and ukulele

in a wide range of Christchurch schools this is an area of the

School, which has grown fast over the last few years.

Another area that has grown rapidly over the last few years

is the Late Starters programme where adults approaching

retirement with more time on their hands have really enjoyed

learning an instrument they never had the chance to play in

their early years and join an ensemble with other like-minded


If Saturday isn’t an option, CSM also offers a range of

weekday opportunities for learning and playing music.

If affordability is an issue, CSM may be able to offer a

discount through funding provided by the Rata Foundation.

Please contact us via our website and let

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January 24 2017



Outdoor Lighting & Features

Can Set The Mood

Outdoor lighting can set the mood

for an enjoyable, comfortable outdoor

experience in your own backyard.

When determining your outdoor wiring

and lighting needs you may wish to


• Brightness of lights– A duller more

indirect light

is preferable

for socialising

outdoors while

work areas

need stronger


Both types of

lights come as

LEDs while the


cost of LEDs

make them more


• Positioning

of lighting –

Consider where

lights should be positioned so they do

not shine into people’s eyes when sitting

in an outdoor space.

• Low level garden lights – These set

the scene for good conversation and

Duller more indirect light is preferable

for socialising outdoors.

social occasions while allowing you the

opportunity to admire your garden or

special features within it, right into the


• High level lights – For work areas and

lighting larger gardens, the higher the

light is mounted the more effective

it will be, while

creating less glare

which can impact

on visibility.

Spotlights can also

be used to detract

from areas you do

not want to see.

• Outdoor

plugs – Spas,

electric motor

operated rotisserie

barbecues and

other facilities

have legal

requirements in

relation to how

they are wired. The wires on traditional

240 volt lights must be buried sixty

centimetres deep while newer LED

lights are safe with no requirement in

this regard. Protecting wiring from

damage such as someone digging

a garden

must also be


Spa pools

need special


too as the size

of the spa pool

determines the

type of plug to

be fitted given that not all spas plug into

a standard domestic socket.

• Outdoor sound systems and speakers

– There are many options from rock

speakers to speakers recessed into the

surfeit of a house.

• Lighting of pathways and driveways

– Pathway and driveway lighting can

be subtle but should avoid shadowing

effects that can create a safety hazard.

When lighting these areas aim to have

even light with no dark shadows.

Positioning of spotlights on garages

adds to the security of a home.

• Security lighting and gateway security –

Positioning of spotlights on garages and

houses, gate alarms and automated gates

add to the security of a home and help

protect the property.

For work areas,

the higher the

light the more


• Water features

– A well-positioned and well-lit

water feature can be the central focus

of a garden providing a relaxing

environment in which to unwind.

“Always work with an electrician

alongside your designer so you get

a lighting plan that works for you,”

advises Greg Horton from A Electrical, a

company that has been based in Rolleston

for ten years.

Greg has considerable experience as

an electrician that includes outdoor

wiring such as installing pathway

lighting around the Avon River and

wiring Lancaster Park’s stadium

lighting. He can advise you on the

best options for lights, speakers, a

plug for the spa pool and security as

well as design an outdoor wiring and

lighting plan to suit your needs.

A Electrical can be contacted on:

03 379 6644, by emailing Greg at: or call into 35

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Tuesday January 24 2017 25


Carry Out Those Resolutions

You are back from holidays and feeling

rejuvenated. One of your New Year

resolutions is to get the house and yard

looking smarter.

Make the most of your new found

energy to make changes around your

home and garden. Even if the credit card

has taken a beating in the lead up to

Christmas and after a holiday, you can

still have a clean-out and smarten the

place up.

Be ruthless when deciding to chuck

those items that have been in storage for

what seems forever. Look at each object

and ask:

• Do we have a need for it?

• Will we ever use it?

• Is there any other purpose we could put

this to?

• Will we ever do it?

• Is there someone we know who would

find this useful?

If the answer is ‘no’ to all questions then

‘chuck it’. If ‘no’ to the first four, then send

the item on its way to its new owner.

Recycling is good so there is no need to

beat yourself up if you do hold onto a few

prized possessions, especially if you put

them to use. For example, Aunt Agatha’s

Gnome might be given a paint job and

hidden somewhere in the garden for little

ones to discover. You could even get the

teenagers onto the job who might also

paint murals on sheets of plywood for

decorating a tired looking fence.

Old venetian blinds could be cut up

for plant labels in the vegetable garden

though you are unlikely to need all the

slats for this. Rags can be cut into thin

strips for tying up plants. A few colourful

glass wine bottles might be buried upside

down in the garden with the dent filled

with water for butterfly drink stations.

Old letterboxes can be converted into bird

feeding stations or nesting boxes.

Old cups and saucers also make good

bird feeders when fitted on a pole or fixed

to the top of a fence while chipped bowls

and jugs, old buckets, tins, boots, baths,

basins, furniture and even the inside of

an old washing machine or dryer can be

converted into plant pots then painted up

or left al naturel.

If you have climbers in the garden, then

the frame of an old screen door could be

converted into a trellis where the mesh is

replaced with wire or string for the vines

to climb up. Old lamp stands, larger

umbrella frames and cane furniture can

also be used in this way.

Convert an old plastic rubbish bin

(preferably one that has a lid) into a

liquid fertiliser station. Drop in a bag

of horse manure or even garden weeds

and fill with water. Leave for a few weeks

before using. An old pot could be used

for scooping and the water to pour on

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There is a certain level of satisfaction

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Creating Memories

Ever since she worked in hospitality

and before becoming a mother, Sue

Giddens had dreamed of opening her own


“I wanted to devote my time to raising

my three girls so operating a restaurant

was not an option at that point,” says Sue.

As her daughters grew up, Sue and

husband, Chris began looking for a

property that offered the potential for a

restaurant business, eventually finding

what was to become their dream home.

“The property had the bones but it

required a lot of work,” confesses Sue.

“When the girls saw the place they

thought we were mad. It had been a

nursery and then a furniture maker who

did some antique restoration owned the

property. It was in a pretty sad state with

the grounds completely overgrown with

weeds waste high in places and piles of


Sue and Chris spent many hours

turning the overgrown garden into a

place of beauty and tranquillity, as well

as creating herb and potager gardens to

provide fresh produce for the restaurant.

The windowless nursery sheds were

converted into useful buildings with

extensive use of recycled materials to

create ambience such as old bricks used

for paths and paved courtyards.

“We saved wood destined for the scrap

heap. I fossicked through antique and

second hand shops along with hours

spent trawling Trade Me for treasures,”

reminisces Sue who collected curious

memorabilia for around the gardens and

inside the restaurant buildings.

There was so much work to do that

holidays were replaced by the occasional

long weekend. Seven years later with their

dream realised, Sue felt it was time to

share what they had created with others.

“It’s been a wonderful journey and I

feel privileged. We’re the curators of a

beautiful setting which should be shared

with others. I want our restaurant and

garden to be lovely and something

everyone can enjoy,” adds Sue.

Aptly named, Memorys Restaurant

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Chris’ youngest daughter making another

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Tuesday January 24 2017 27


Make Your Yard An Exciting

And Adventurous Playground

Fresh air and exercise are two essential

ingredients for all children and what

better way to accomplish this than turn

your backyard into an area that children

want to spend time in.

Trampolines are often the first large

play item parents purchase, entertaining

children for long periods as they bounce

up and down and use up excess energy.

Children need variety with climbing

frames, huts and sporting fixtures all

ideal while basketball hoops are a must.

These are especially ideal as children grow

into their teens. The will pat the ball on

the driveway repeatedly before flinging it

towards the hoop for hours at a time. They

are affordable fun and easy to fix into


Other items might be brought out for

a time then stowed away such as hoops

to climb through, water slides, paddling

pools, water tables and tents.

Shop purchased slides; swings and

other playground equipment provide

entertainment. Often these are age related

and will need replacing as the children

grow. There is usually a market for

second hand play equipment though if

purchasing in this way, thoroughly check

its condition to ensure it is still safe to

use, not rusty and does not

have loose parts.

Established gardens

provide lots of opportunity

for play. A rope secured to

a solid tree branch with an

old tyre or branch attached

at the base makes a great

swing often in a sheltered

spot. If concerned about

the safety aspect, rubber

matting could be fitted

under the area.

Sandpits too are a great

investment, costing so

little for what will provide children with

hours of fun as they play with trucks,

diggers and even kitchen items such as a


Children of all ages love huts and if you

are brave, tree huts are especially exciting.

A hut can stimulate many imaginative

Rubber matting can be

fitted under swings to

make them safer.

play sessions and need

not be purpose built.

It might be an old

shipping container

(for a rather large

establishment) or built

out of wood on hand as

long as it is structurally

sound and will not

collapse. Old wooden

row boats can also

provide fun so if you

happen to come across

one, consider how it

might be incorporated

into your yard especially if you have the

space to accommodate it.

Even an overgrown garden or

one thick with shrubbery can be

a stimulus for imaginative play

whether it be hide and seek or

another game. Germinate the idea

for a game with your children

then let them take over. A BMX

track might be created simply

by shifting dirt, something the

children themselves could help


While we can often be cautious

and even precious about keeping

our children safe, they do need to

experience a certain degree of adventure

so add in some fun activities that will

entertain the children for hours while

allowing them to develop their motor

skills, balance and sense of adventure.

An overgrown

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Be Safe Around Water This Summer

It only takes a moment for a child to

drown! This is a common message and

one we cannot forget when children are

playing in or near the water – something

they love to do.

Beaches, rivers, lakes and pools are

great places for family fun. Whether

boating, water skiing, bodyboarding,

surfing or frolicking around the water

take care so have a happy day and lasting

good memories.

Children need constant supervision

anywhere around water, with pools and

spa pools the single most dangerous

places for pre-school children. Fencing

home pools and spa pools helps keep

children out however, pool covers offer

no guarantee that a child cannot access

the water and children have drowned by

climbing under these.

This reinforces the importance of

having a suitable pool fence that cannot

be climbed over with a childproof pool

gate that is always kept shut. Avoid

stacking things against the pool fence too,

as a child could use these to climb into the

pool area. This includes cutting back trees

and shrubs that are near the fence.

The law requires all pool owners to

advise their local council that a pool is

on their property, and to have a wellmaintained

childproof fence along with a

self-closing childproof gate and opening


Child drownings in home pools have

been mostly due to a lack of supervision

and some have been when other children

have supervising. Older siblings may seem

responsible but they can get distracted

or not fully comprehend the danger for a

younger child in deeper water. It means

that children are only safe if diligently

supervised by an adult.

Toddlers from 18 months on can be

taught basic water safety, like waiting for

the adults before entering a pool area and

taking care when walking near water.

Three years of age is a good time for a

child to have proper swimming lessons.

This will give them confidence in the

water however, it will not guarantee that

they can save themselves if they get into

strife, reinforcing the importance of

constant supervision of children around


to try to enter the pool area at other times

so put these away.

Display your pool rules where all can

see in the pool area and have lots of fun

this summer.

While flotation aids help children stay

afloat, they will not prevent drowning and

poorly fitting devices can put a child at

more risk. If pool playthings are left out

when not in use they could entice a child

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Put in a plan if you go on holiday

IF YOU are spending the last

week of the school holidays away

from your garden, neglecting it

can lead to problems.

However, with careful planning,

these problems can be

reduced if not avoided.

Firstly, try not having your

vege garden ‘peaking’ at this

time, this may mean not planting

anything new until you return

from holiday or planting short

growing crops now which you

can harvest before heading away.

Mulch your garden and potted

plants with pea straw or crushed

bark. It’s vital in maintaining

a healthy garden and hinders

water evaporation, keeping the

moisture in the soil.

As a guide, a good layer of

mulch should be applied approximately

50-100mm thick around


Watering is an essential part

of a healthy gardening over the

summer months. If you have an

irrigation system, install a timer

or ask a helpful neighbour to

water your garden while you are


Don’t forget about your indoor

plants as they can suffer as

temperatures inside intensify. If

necessary, reposition your plants

away from very sunny windows.

There are watering solutions for

indoor plants such as drip spikes

or water globes.

Simply screw the drip spikes

onto a plastic water bottle and

place it into the soil. It will

release water to the plant. Have

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Alternatively, you can place

plants in the bathtub with about

3-5cm of water (depending on

type of plant) which will keep

them going for around two


Some top tips when it comes to

watering you garden throughout

summer are:

• With many plants (trees

and shrubs particularly), if they

ESSENTIAL: Water your garden through a timer. Early morning

or late evening are the best times to irrigate.

are not watered well and regularly

over the hotter summer

months, they will stop growing.

If you maintain a consistent

regime then you can expect

excellent results with continued

growth through the hot summer


• Be regular when watering

your garden. Little and often is

best, avoiding the hottest part of

the day when plants are

heat stressed. Once a day in the

early morning or evening up to

three times a week should be


• Some plants such as roses do

require deep watering to encourage

deep root development. So

apply extra water to those plant

types in the early part of the

day. Avoid getting foliage wet as

this can promote the spread of

disease on plants like tomatoes

and roses. Aim for the root zone


•Water until it begins to puddle

on top of the soil which

means the soil has reached its

water holding capacity.

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Answer: indicate that it is time to stop watering

your potatoes. The potatoes will have

large tops and have finished flowering. The lower leaves will start

to go yellow which means that the growing cycle has reached

maturity and the tops are dying off. This is the time to stop watering.

Depending on the soil type, potatoes may be left in the ground and

lifted as needed once they have dried off their tops (this applies

mainly to main crop potatoes from late March onwards). Some

early potatoes may regrow if left in the ground in the summer time.

Often people will leave their potatoes in the ground and only dig as

needed. They find that they seem to keep better this way. As long

as the crop has not been infected with any blight, you should find

that it doesn’t rot. If you are wanting to use that area for new crops,

then you would need to remove the potatoes by the end of August.

Additionally, if the ground is very heavy or prone to water logging

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Tuesday January 24 2017



Muscle Car Madness

is on this weekend

It is a matter of days until the long awaited

27th Trillo Metals Muscle Car Madness,

with car enthusiasts and those just curious

gearing up for this year’s event.

This year, two Ford Highboy Roadsters

are coming from America. One is owned

by Lance Sandford who hails all the way

from Tracy in California while the other

is the prized possession of Dave Thomas

from Westchester in Pennsylvania. Another

Dave Thomas from Pennsylvania coming for the show.

attraction will be Tim Bott’s home built

wooden surf wagon.

There will also be a great line up of ten

bands including the ‘Hillbilly Hellcats’ from

Colorado who will play around 2.30pm each

day, along with ‘Baxter’ from Australia, ‘Sign

of the Firebird’, ‘Brothers Grimm’, ‘Sound

Control’ and the ‘Wingers’, a great “little

kids” band.

Following on from last year’s amazing

success, Airbrush

Venturi will be

returning with

a huge two day

demonstration, and

the ever popular

Retro Beauty

Competition will

be held once again.

This is scheduled for

Saturday afternoon

with classes for

all ages including

the ‘youngsters’. If

you are interested

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Tim Bott’s home built wooden surf wagon.


Muscle Car Madness is a family oriented

event with something for everyone. There

will be craft and trade stalls, a wide range of

food and drink, licensed bar, sixties clothing

and souvenirs including a wide range of

T-shirts in ten colours that sell for only $25

and include children’s sizing.

In previous years, over 1,200 cars have

been on display on either day. With

something different to see each day giving

there is plenty of reason to attend on both

Saturday and Sunday, especially as a two-day

ticket is discounted to $28 (available at the

gate on Saturday during public hours only).

This event covers the automotive

spectrum, explaining why members from

Napier’s Marineland Street Rods

are bringing thirty cars to celebrate

their club’s 50th anniversary.

There will be Falcons, Holdens,

Mustangs, Camaros, classic cars,

hot rods, ‘blood curdling’ muscle

cars, classic motorcycles and

choppers in the show arena, along

with many other prized vehicles. At

1.15pm each day there will also be

plenty of noise from the burnout

pad with a few tyres left worse for

wear afterwards.

Muscle Car Madness is the largest

show of its kind in New Zealand. It kicks off

with a ‘street party’ in Rangiora’s main street

this Thursday (26th January) from 6-9pm,

when cars will be on display, a live band will

be playing and local bars and cafes will be


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Ensuring a positive

motoring year

Whether the holiday is

over or about to begin,

now is a good time to

think about your life

behind the wheel of a


Having a reliable motor vehicle is easier

now than it once was so it is not uncommon

for us to expect it to keep running, month

after month, doing little more than putting

fuel in the tank.

As trusty as they are, modern motor

vehicles do breakdown. Regular checking

of the oil and water along with servicing of

the vehicle is needed. We should also pay

attention to the tread on the tyres, having

wheel alignments carried out and tyres

replaced when necessary to ensure safe

manoeuvring when driving.

Warrant of Fitness checks and registering

the motor vehicle must also be attended

to, to stay within the law. Why not diary

these in now for the year ahead, along dates

to have the car, van, truck or motorcycle

serviced. You may even book these in with

your automotive centre.

If just back from holiday, consider having

your vehicle checked over, especially if long

distance travel has been involved or you

travelled over shingle or rough roads as

shaking of the vehicle can cause wires and

other parts to become loose. It is a case of

the old saying: A stitch in time saves nine.

A service check now may prevent a larger

mechanical issue later, which could cost big


The same applies to niggly problems that

arise with your vehicle. By tackling these

early and having them sorted, you could

avoid a more costly bill down the track or

even the need to replace your vehicle should

an engine or other major part fail.

Motor vehicles stored under cover,

especially overnight and in winter, last

longer with their bodywork less affected by

the damp. If there is no room in your garage

for your motor vehicle as it is cluttered up

with toys and other objects, why not have a

clean out and make some room for the car. It

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Another little precaution is to have a spare

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your wallet, just in case you lock yourselves

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On the driving front, make a New Year’s

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• observe the speed limit – they are there for

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• consider child safety taking extra care

Show courtesy on the road.

Shingle roads shake a vehicle which can loosen

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Optima tempts in shrinking market

• By Ross Kiddie


performance don’t always go

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But Korea’s Kia Corporation

has certainly done that with the

new mid-to-large sedan, the

Optima. Well, when I say new,

the Optima is mostly all new, it

has a new chassis and it is bigger

than before, but it looks little

different, it still has the same

sleek body style, and the latest

iteration builds on those values

I’ve just mentioned.

The Optima reeks of flair and

fashion, it sits low and it has a

body style that oozes desire, that

element is also carried over to the

interior, the entire car has had a

refresh with a renewed emphasis

on quality trim and materials.

There is little difference in price

either, in fact it could well be

cheaper than the outgoing model

depending on specification.

Limited specification comes

in at $48,990; for that money

the Optima comes well specced,

major features include satellite

navigation, radar cruise control,

full leather trim with heated

front seats with electric seat

adjustment, heated steering wheel

and paddle shift gearbox.

KIA OPTIMA LTD: Design flair oozes desire.

It’s fair to say, though, the

evaluation car was top spec, an

EX variant sits $3200 below that

and it would probably be my

choice given it doesn’t miss out

on much and it has cloth trim

which is my preference.

All that aside, both variants

get a 2.4-litre petrol engine. It’s

not a new unit, but I wouldn’t

be at all surprised if has had a

bit of a makeover in terms of

refinement, such is the quiet and

sophisticated way the Optima

drives, the engine is a major part

of the hushed way in which the

car travels. And as I eluded to in

my introduction, the Optima isn’t

short on performance.

Rated at 138kW and 241Nm,

the twin-camshaft, 16-valve

unit has plenty of urge. It drives

through the low and close ratios

of a six-speed automatic gearbox,

together the driveline promotes

swift acceleration and easy

momentum when it reaches the

driver’s desired speed.

It’s hard to detect how hard the

engine is working, for a big block

four-cylinder it is uncannily

subdued, and even under

acceleration sound is well isolated

from the cabin.

Unfortunately, my testing time

was cut a little short, an engine

maintenance warning light

flicked up on the dash during the

time the test car was in my care,

so I was very circumspect as to

how I drove the car, and how far.

That aside, the engine has a lot

of usable torque through the mid

range which means it is happy

slugging it out in the areas where

fuel use is minimised.

Kia claims an 8.3-litre per

100km (34mpg) combined cycle

average for the Optima and that

figure is quite realistic, during

my time with the test car the fuel

usage readout was constantly

listing around 9l/100km (31mpg)

along with a 6l/100km (47mpg)

figure available instantaneously

at 100km/h (engine speed


The Optima cruises beautifully,

it has a plush ride and sound is

deadened. Kia has utilised a fully

independent, front stunt/rear

multiple link set-up. I like these

arrangements, the rear wheels

have freedom and springs and

shocks are allowed to do their job

unimpeded. Mid-corner bumps

are dealt to without deviation

off-line, while at the other end

steerage is direct and turn-in is


Riding on high quality

• Price – Kia Optima Ltd,


• Dimensions – Length,

4855mm; width, 1860mm;

height, 1465mm

• Configuration – Fourcylinder,


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• Performance –

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• Fuel usage – 8.3l/100km

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along with little sound. They are

also partly responsible for the

strong steering feel, the driver is

fully involved with the handling


Creating a new car and

building on the success of its

predecessor is a complicated

and difficult process, but Kia has

always done that well, and the

Optima is a good example of how

sophisticated the modern sedan

has come to be.

It’s just a pity that the sedan

market in languishing in an

age where a buyer’s first choice

is generally a sport utility


Good cars like the Optima

deserve to do better.


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& Supplies


For Sale

Ellesmere Lions

have pea straw


Small Bales

at $6.00

Medium Squares

at $50

All a delivered price

in the Selwyn Area

Ph for orders

324 3580


& Supplies


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Tel: 0220 259929


Macrocarpa Sleepers


Ideal for



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Gardening & Supplies


Select Services

Need a hand?

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• Spider proofing &

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• all other pest


• Industrial &

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office: 03 337 9553

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653 Ellesmere Road, Lincoln

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Garden Supplies

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Tuesday January 24 2017


Classifieds Contact us today Phone our local team 03 379 1100

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Paving, Lawns, Irrigation,

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Kanga & small digger

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Public Notices


25 – 28 JANUARY 2017

The general public is to be advised that Royal

New Zealand Air Force live fire training will

be conducted in the West Melton Rifle Range

area over the period 25-28 January 2017.

The exercise will involve Junior Officer

Induction course personnel from, RNZAF

Base Woodbourne.

Training will involve airmen carrying out

night firing on the West Melton Rifle Range

from 8pm – 11pm over the period 25-28

January 2017.

Live small arms rounds will be used.

For more information please call

03 363 0099

Public Notices



The general public is to be advised that a NZ

Army Exercise will be conducted in the West

Melton Rifle Range area over the period 28

January – 9 February 2017.

The exercise will involve personnel of 2/1

RNZIR from, Burnham Military Camp. The

exercise will involve up to 90 personnel.

Training will involve soldiers conducting live

firing activities at the West Melton Rifle Range

over the period 29 January – 9 February 2017.

All firing will be finished no later than 6pm

each day, with the exception of 31 January

and 8 February 2017 when firing will be

completed by 11pm.

Live ball ammunition natures will be fired

on a daily basis over the period with High

Explosives being fired on 1 and 2 February

2017. The exercise will also involve the

movement of troops and vehicles by day and

night between Burnham Military Camp and

West Melton Rifle Range.

For more information please call

03 363 0099

Sporting Notices


2017 Season, AGM & Trials

Senior Trials

Sun 12 Feb 10-12 at Broadfield netball courts

Tues 14 Feb 6.30-8.30 Lincoln Event Centre

Primary Trials

Sun 26 Feb 10am-12pm

Mon 27 Feb 4-6pm

Plan to come to both trial dates- $10 trial fee

Please register online at


AGM will be held on Mon 30 Jan 7.30 at the

Broadfield Community Hall

Phone Fiona Watson 0211423714

for enquiries or email

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Week commencing Tuesday, 24TH JanuaRy, 2017


A stunningly presented and wonderfully designed family

home that offers just the right mix of space, warmth and

comfort for all. This delightful 2 year old home features:

• Large sunny master with ensuite/WIR PLUS 3 genuine

double bedrooms

• 2 open-plan living areas interconnecting with the

central kitchen

• Gas cooking, gas hot water and gas fire plus a separate

heat pump

• Professionally-made window furnishings including

gorgeous curtains & privacy/shade blinds

• Alarm system

• Secure 742m2 landscaped, fully-fenced section

This is one of those homes that just feels right as soon

as you walk through the door. Don’t let this opportunity

pass you by.

Offers over $589,000

Property ID: ROU53499

Sarah Yeates


Mobile: 027 447 2719


Address: 48 Stanford Way, Rolleston

Open home: Sunday 2.30 -3pm

Brent loves reading

the newspaper.

So we designed an extra wide bench for him

to stop his paper falling into the sink.

Start your own story

03 348 1994 |


Hastings McLeod Limited Licensed under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008 03 929 0306







48 Stanford Way

VIEW 22 & 29 Jan 2.30 - 3.00pm

A stunningly presented and wonderfully designed family

home that offers just the right mix of space, warmth and

comfort for all. Featuring:

• 3 double bedrooms plus large master with ensuite

• 2 living areas interconnecting with central kitchen

• Gas cooking, hot water and fire plus heat pump

• Professionally-made window furnishings

• Secure 742m2 landscaped, fully-fenced section

This is one of those homes that just feels right as soon

as you walk through the door.

Sarah Yeates

Mobile 027 447 2719

Office 03 929 0306

BUYERS $589,000+




Kirwee Central, Courtenay Road

Situated only 25 minutes from Christchurch City, with

excellent access to services including schooling at both

Kirwee and nearby Darfield. This central location with

the Southern Alps & Waimakariri River on its backdoor

provides a wealth of recreational activities for a truly

genuine quality lifestyle option.

*Stage One & Two titles available now!

*Sections priced from $150,000

*Great choice of sections ranging in size from 680m2 -


*Power, phone & town water supplied

*Septic tank consent approved

*House & land packages available






4 Hobbs Street

View By Appointment

Located in the rural setting of Hororata is this 3

bedroom weatherboard home, well positioned on a

quarter acre section offering a well fenced private

backyard. Inside the home features a combined

kitchen/dining with exposed timber floors, separate

lounge with logburner and a compact bathroom with

separate toilet. Outbuildings include a single carport and

garden shed situated in sheltered grounds with an

abundance of native plantings providing a peaceful

Gareth Cox

haven. Excellent opportunity for those looking for a

Mobile 021 250 9714

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1682 Clintons Road

An incredible opportunity has arisen to purchase a 2

hectare, bare block of land on the ever-popular, Clintons

Road. Private, rear section with mountain views.

Build your dream home and reap the benefits of owning

a lifestyle block, without sacrificing proximity to

township, town water supply, and rubbish collection.

Ideally situated between Bangor Road and Mulholland


Viewing is a must! Interested parties advised to act

quickly. Call today to arrange a time.

VIEW By Appointment



Don't delay - secure your section today!

VIEW By Appointment


Gareth Cox

Mobile 021 250 9714

Office 03 929 0306




88 Berketts Road

Set upon 4 hectares, fenced into 9 horse proof

paddocks, this delightful4 bedroom property offers all of

the benefits of modern living whilst retaining all of the

character of its era. Completely renovated internally and

externally in 2007, this home is beautifully set up for

large families. The additional 2 bedroom, 130m2

self-contained flat is an added bonus.

The option also exists to exist to purchase the

neighbouring 8 hectare property (see listing ROL53329)

VIEW By Appointment

Lucinda Ebbett

Mobile 027 364 7958

Office 03 929 0306


Chris Moore

Mobile 027 288 0563

Office 03 929 0306




[Edition datE] 5

Presenting your home

for sale?

The way you present your home not only makes

selling it easier, but it may sell faster and increase the

price a buyer is prepared to pay.

The presentation of your

home doesn’t mean spending

thousands on an upgrade either!

So why wouldn’t you want to do

everything possible to make it appealing to

prospective purchasers?

Street appeal

The exterior of your home is the first thing

buyers will see, so the property needs to

look well-kept and inviting. Take a look at

your place from the street and see it through

a buyer’s eyes. So, cut the lawns, trim trees,

plants and hedges, add some garden lights

and place a nice pot or plant by the front

door. Ensure the house exterior is cleaned or

freshened with new paint if necessary, hose

down drives, paths and fences, put stylish

new numbers on the house and perhaps buy

a funky new letter box!

Make an entrance

Even if your entrance or hallway is small,

you can still give it some wow! A large

mirror adds light and makes an entrance

look twice the size. Fresh flowers, candles or

a stylish piece of art create an inviting first

impression. Ensure floors are clean whether

timber, tiles or carpet.

Create space

Light, air and space are three key factors

in presenting a home to the best advantage.

Open up curtains and windows and use

lamps and light fittings for mood and

ambience. Arrange furniture to maximise

space and remove items that make the room

appear cramped.

Fresh feel

Freshen rooms with new paint if

necessary, but aim for neutral tones which

are more versatile for buyers. Add a splash

of colour in cushions, throws, artwork or

a vase of flowers. Invest in a new duvet or

bedspread and always make the bed!

Clear out clutter

Storage space sells but clutter complicates!

Clean out your cupboards, shelves and

garage, and get rid of unnecessary clutter.

Buyers inspect wardrobes and cupboards

so tidy them up and reduce the number of

photos, books, nicknacks on display – they

distract buyers, too!

Beautify the bathroom

Replace or resurface fittings if necessary,

but otherwise you can simply beautify your

bathroom with thorough and fastidious

cleaning, thick opulent towels, a tray of

beautiful soaps and some lush, green plants.

Invest in a new shower curtain or laundry

hamper, and maybe a sleek, modern

towel rail.

Clean clean clean

Cleaning is a mandatory part of selling

your home: have carpets, rugs and upholstery

commercially cleaned and sanitised, clean

drapes and blinds to look like new, polish

glass and furniture, wash down all surfaces

and fittings in the bathroom and kitchen,

clean all light fittings, wash windows inside

and out, deodorise your home to eliminate

any odours from pets, cooking or smoke.

Outdoor spaces

Even a small patio, deck or terrace can be

enhanced with a café table and chairs. Add

some colourful accessories – placemats,

candle lamps, pots and plants, and there

you have an extra living area. If space is

not limited, hang a hammock, string some

outdoor lights, position a garden sculpture

or create a water feature that buyers

will love.

Hire a handyman

Squeaking doors, dripping taps, cracked

tiles, broken fences, leaking toilets or

appliances that don’t work are a turn-off

for buyers. If you can’t repair or replace

things yourself, then hire a handyman to

make sure everything in your home works

as it should.

Finish it first

Buyers want to see a finished home,

not one that’s still being fixed! So finish

everything before you list your home for

sale, then launch it onto the market when

it looks its absolute best – you have nothing

to lose and everything to gain.


Hastings McLeod Limited Licensed under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008 Office 03 929 0306



378 Weedons Road

If you're looking for a high quality, well established

lifestyle block, in a highly sought after location, this

needs to be on your must view list!

This 320m2 home was built in 2003 by the award

winning, Peter Ray Builders, & offers all the comforts of

modern family living. The open plan kitchen/dining/living

area is a fantastic family space. Large doors that open

out onto a patio area which encompasses the home,

allow for wonderful indoor/outdoor flow. A separate

lounge complete with large home entertainment system

adjoins the open plan living area, & also opens up to the

outdoor area, providing a wonderful space for family

living or entertaining.

The stunning section & gardens need to be seen to be

appreciated. A range of fruit specimen & shelter trees

provide a real feeling of privacy and tranquillity, along

with the established vege gardens. The 10 acres of land

is fenced into 3 paddocks with fencing and is

complimented by a 4 bay implement shed & a good set

of cattle yards.



VIEW Sunday 29 Jan 2.00 - 3.00pm

DEADLINE SALE closes Thursday 16th February,

2017 at 4.00pm, (unless sold prior)

Chris Moore

Mobile 027 288 0563

Office 03 929 0306






Open Home

Open Home

Rolleston 19 Stern Crescent

4 A 2 C 2 F 2 I

Rolleston 14 Rembrandt Drive

4 A 2 C 1 D 2 F 2 I

Are you the lucky one?

With a lovely aspect & features to impress, this property is

ready & waiting for one lucky buyer! The interconnecting living

rooms capture the sunshine, whilst the home chef will

appreciate the generous bench & cupboard space that the

modern kitchen & WIP offer. The bedrooms are all of a good

size & are complemented by 2 stylish bathrooms, plus there

is oodles of storage... something every home needs! There’s

also undertile heating in the bathrooms & kitchen, a handy

study nook + a fully landscaped & secure section with

irrigation. Set in a lovely street in Levi Park, with playgrounds

& a tennis court nearby, this 2 year young home will appeal to

young & old. Quick settlement available.

For Sale

Offers over $569,000

View Sunday 12.15pm-12.45pm

Leesa Barrie

027 947 1200

Brendan ’Big Red’ Shefford

027 224 4733

Rolleston Office 03 347 9988

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd


This sizeable, cleverly designed 4 double bedroom + study

family home set in the heart of Rolleston is a must to view. A

grand entryway leads you through double doors to the sunny

& spacious living/dining room, which is overlooked by the well

equipped open plan kitchen. Sliding doors lead you outside

to a large partially covered patio. A separate lounge is

another great sized room for relaxing in & offers lovely views

out to the beautifully landscaped & fully fenced 835sqm

section. The master bedroom is set at the other end of the

house giving you a private retreat with an ensuite. The 3

remaining bedrooms are serviced by a family size bathroom &

separate toilet. With good off street parking & close to all the

local amenities, you need to see this fantastic property!

For Sale

Offers over $589,000

View Sunday 2.15pm - 2.45pm

Leisa Webster

027 722 5537

Rolleston Office 03 347 9988

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd


Open Home

Open Home

Rolleston 4 Butler Court

4 A 2 C 2 F 2 I

Rolleston 246 Dunns Crossing Road

4 A 2 C 2 F 2 I

This 253m2 4 bedroom family home is sure to impress.

Positioned on a large 919m2 (shared driveway) fully fenced &

landscaped section this home is located close to all

amenities. Offering generous storage, separate laundry &

toilet with basin, undertile heating & two heat pumps, quality

features & appliances throughout. The ensuite has a large

double tiled shower & a luxurious spa bath. Entertaining will

be a breeze with the updated stylish & sleek kitchen as the

central hub of the home with open plan dining, living & a large

separate lounge. You will be impressed with the large deck

that wraps itself down the north facing side of the property.

Towards the back of the home is a large fort for the kids to

play with. Call now to view or see you at the open home!

For Sale

Offers over $609,000

View Sunday 1.15pm - 1.45pm

Leisa Webster

027 722 5537

Rolleston Office 03 347 9988

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd


Space, Style & Serenity!

Boasting spacious rooms throughout & sitting pretty on

1727sqm of fully landscaped gardens, is this 4 bedroom plus

study family home. From the inviting tiled entryway you pass

the sizeable separate lounge. The entry also leads to the

stylish kitchen/living/dining, where 2 sets of french doors

open to a deck designed for entertaining. The well-appointed

kitchen comes complete with 2 ovens, sleek bench tops, a

double fridge space & a walk in pantry. The grand master

boasts a tiled double shower & dual vanities in the ensuite, a

WIR & french doors to the deck. The 3 remaining bedrooms

are all large doubles. A further bonus is the consented plans

for a triple garage & workshop - call now to view!

For Sale

Offers over $740,000

View Sunday 3.15pm - 3.45pm

Emma George

027 555 0568

Rolleston Office 03 347 9988

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd



Open Home

Rolleston 64 Quartz Drive

3 A 2 F 2 I

Rolleston 57 Brookside Road

3 A 1 C 1 F 2 I

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

Offers over $519,000

View by appointment

Angela Hunt

021 548 777

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


View Sunday 2.00pm - 2.30pm

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 1.30pm - 2.00pm

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 2.30pm - 3.00pm

Sarah Booth

027 527 8258

Brendan ’Big Red’ Shefford

027 224 4733

Rolleston Office 03 347 9988

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd



Open Home

Open Home

Rolleston 13 Frame Crescent

5 A 3 F 4 I

Prebbleton 4 Florin Place

4 A 2 C 3 E 2 F 2 I

Garaging galore plus lots more!

It's All In The Detail!

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

Offers over $799,000

View Sunday 3.15pm - 3.45pm

Sarah Booth

027 527 8258

Brendan ’Big Red’ Shefford

027 224 4733

Rolleston Office 03 347 9988

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd


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!

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


Open Home

Springston 482 Bethels Road

4 A 2 F 3 I

Dunsandel 6 Albert James Place

5 A 1 B 2 C 3 F 4 I

4 beds + Study on 10 Acres!

2 houses & 1 acre of lifestyle bliss!

Featuring 4 double bedrooms & study, the master has an

ensuite and large wardrobe then the further 3 generous

double bedrooms are serviced with a bathroom, separate

shower room and is located on its own wing. The modern

central kitchen featuring a breakfast bar overlooks the dining

and living area and flows to the large sunny lounge then

through the slider to the extensive patio overlooking the

beautifully planted grounds. As well as the triple garage, the

block also boasts a great 6 bay shed, 1 bay is enclosed with

a concrete floor. There are 3 large paddocks and an arena

set up, which would be great for horses. There is water to the

paddocks and electric fencing too. Don’t delay - call to view!

For Sale

Offers over $819,000 incl. GST

View Sunday 2.15pm - 2.45pm

Angela Hunt

021 548 777

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!

For Sale

Offers over $664,000

View Sunday 12.00pm - 12.30pm

Angela Hunt

021 548 777

Rolleston Office 03 347 9988

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd



Open Home

Open Home

Darfield 13 Kimberley Road


Located in the popular township of Darfield, an easy drive

from the city, is this three bedroom home that offers a sought

after 1/4 acre section, perfect for extra vehicles, pets and

kids. The home itself is very tidy but has scope for you to

redecorate, really make it your own and add value. Within

easy walking distance to shops, schools & parks you can’t go

wrong with the location either.

Our vendors plans are set and their instructions are very clear

"this property needs to go". Call today to arrange a time to

view before it is too late!

For Sale

3 A 1 F 1 I


View Sunday 11.00am - 11.30am

Melissa Warrington

027 279 4362

Brendan ’Big Red’ Shefford

027 224 4733

Rolleston Office 03 347 9988

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd


Rakaia 33 Bridge Street

Tranquil garden setting!

This stunning, character home is enchanting from the

moment you walk through the entry to the manicured, award

winning gardens. Beautiful woodwork can be found

throughout this light and airy home. The three bedrooms are

generous in size. The spacious lounge has a heat pump,

open plan kitchen, dining / living area also boasts a wood

burner and HRV to keep the home warm and dry in the winter

and cool in the summer months. This secure established

1012sqm section offers plenty of room for the children and

pets to enjoy. Separate laundry, double garage plus another

single and ample off street parking. Please call for a private

viewing or see you at the open home!

For Sale

4 A 1 F 3 I


View Saturday 2.00pm - 2.30pm

Nyressa Vincent

027 515 7045

Brendan ’Big Red’ Shefford

027 224 4733

Rolleston Office 03 347 9988

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd



Kirwee 60 Painters Road

Painters Road Masterpiece - With Water Rights!

Located on the fringe of West Melton, and offering 13.57ha of highly versatile land with water rights, extensive shedding

and a stunning family home, this is a property worth dropping everything to view. Set back from the road at the end of

a tree lined drive, the original Lockwood home offers a 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, shedding is also plentiful, comprising a total of 11 bays, 2 of which are

enclosed and powered. 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.

3 A 3 C 1 D 2 F 2 I


12.00pm, Friday 10th February 2017

(unless sold prior)

View by appointment

Melanie Elliott

027 635 2643

Brendan Shefford

027 224 4733

Rolleston Office 03 347 9988

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd




Licenced under REAA 2008



Location, Location, Location


Landbanker, Lifestyle, Location


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


OPEN HOME Sunday 1.00 to 2.00pm

25 Othello Drive

Wilton Atkins

B 03 341 4301

M 027 606 0660

This beautiful three hectare lifestyle block is great

buying for the lifestyler with an eye to the future.

Located close to Rolleston and with residential

development edging closer, it is a land banking

opportunity for the shrewd purchaser. The

attractive 200m², three-bedroom, two-bathroom

home is set amongst established shelter with a

stunning rural outlook. The house has an openplan

kitchen and living area, with separate formal

dining or lounge room. Heated with a log burner

and heat transfer to every room. Well fenced with

own bore, three-bay barn and large double garage. ID: LEE25315


(Unless Sold Prior)

Closes 2.00pm, Wednesday 22 February

OPEN HOME Sunday 2.30 to 3.30pm

710 Selwyn Road

Wilton Atkins

B 03 341 4301

M 027 606 0660

Top Shelf Dairy Farm


242.46ha, currently milking 740 cows, fully

automated 50-bail rotary dairy shed

• Irrigation with CPW Water applied by rotorainers

plus one pivot

• Highly-productive pastures on good dairying soils

• Well sheltered and fenced

• Plenty of shed storage and good calf rearing


• Good housing with four-bedroom executive

dwelling, plus staff houses ID: LEE24785


Plus GST (if any)

Peter McCorkindale

B 03 341 4301

M 027 594 5190

Athol Earl

Sales Manager/Auctioneer

M 027 437 6298

Peter Crean

M 027 434 4002

Min Cookson

M 027 249 5417

Sam Davidson

M 027 488 8269

Karen Hennessy

M 027 967 0186

Wilton Atkins

M 027 606 0660

Peter McCorkindale

M 027 594 5190

John Hughes

M 021 455 488

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


Outdoor rooms

Just because the outdoor space doesn’t

have walls, that doesn’t change the

basic principles applied to any design

project inside your home. With a few

simple fundamentals to guide you, you’ll

soon see how easy it is to create a beautiful

outdoor room you’ll love entertaining and

relaxing in throughout the warm days and

balmy nights of summer.

Key considerations include style, function,

lighting and mood, and remember that your

outdoor room ought to be an extension of

the look you’ve created within your home,

which reflects your personality and lifestyle.


Beginning, as with any room of the home,

a space must always have a focal point to

anchor the space. For some, this may be a

bar or barbeque area, a large dining table, or

a chill-out zone with couches or loungers.

Outdoor fireplaces are becoming more

and more popular as our living areas blend

seamlessly between indoor and outdoor

entertaining throughout the changing of the

seasons. They can serve not only practical

purpose of somewhere to gather around to

warm as the nights get shorter, an outdoor

fire can make a stunning feature or room

divider for any outdoor living area.

Water feature like a pond with beautiful

Koi fish can also service as a great outdoor

focal point, creating a tranquil environment

in which to relax and unwind in, or create

a meditative Japanese rock garden which

your outdoor area can overlook.


If you already have a large terrace or

outdoor area, a blank canvas is a great

place to start. If you have a particularly

large outdoor area, dividing the space into

zones makes for a more functional and

aesthetically pleasing space. You can do this

by using a number of different elements,

such as contrasting flooring materials or

by creating different levels of decking.

However, if you’re after a seamless indoor/

outdoor flow or wish to create the illusion of

more space, use the same flooring materials

indoors and out.

Divisions can also be made with the

clever positioning of furniture. Use modular

seating to create divisions between zones,

and are also an ideal way to camouflage ugly


Create privacy and soften sharp angels.

Living walls, an ever-increasing popular

vertical plant system, can be either free

standing to create different outdoor areas

and can be on wheels to easily transform

your outdoor space at a moments notice.

Play with height and scale with various

types of planters, whether you use hanging

planters to draw the eye upwards, or

oversized planter pots to add drama.


Creating a great indoor/outdoor flow is

easily created by opening up your kitchen

with bi-fold doors or windows to create a

servery or bar for easy entertaining. If you

are building your home from the ground

up, you may want to design an outdoor

room which lies at the very epicentre of

the building with rooms opening onto the

communal courtyard with bi-fold doors.


Consider what you intend to use your

outdoor space for. If you don’t plan on

eating outside, there’s no need for a dining

table, but buy some comfortable outdoor

seating instead, and if you only intend

on sitting outdoors during the evening,

then don’t waste money on awnings and

umbrellas, and invest the money in an

outdoor fireplace which you will actually



Create unique and personalised outdoor

decor with textiles and homewares from

your travels, your favourite antique shop,

or make your own shell garlands or wreaths

from beach holidays. String up fairy lights

or lanterns to create a festive mood in

the evenings.


1 Dalton Way, West Melton

OpeN HOMe SuN 29TH JaN 1.15 – 1.45pM

3 Goh Street, Lincoln


OFFeRS OveR $740,000

Show-Stopping Style!

Visually pleasing and instantly appealing,

this brand-new build defines contemporary

living & showcases a superb combination

of uncompromised style, quality & comfort.

Thoughtfully planned & beautifully executed, this

home has been designed with ease of living front

of mind & offers relaxing spaces for lounging,

dining & entertaining. With four double bedrooms

and stunning bathrooms, this home is definitely a


Contact Chris or Mike now to find out how this

could be your next home.

OFFeRS OveR $973,000

prepare to say WOW!

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. The large fully insulated double

garage is complimented by a separate fully

insulated & heated workshop - which could also

be used as a games room. Situated on a spacious

2244 sqm, this is an enviable lifestyle. A pleasure to

present, your viewing is a must! Contact Mike now

for further information.

1 Ashboult Street, Halswell


OFFeRS OveR $634,000

Simply Superb in a Quality


Buyers who desire a near new abode in a thriving

location will be drawn to this stylish four-bedroom

home that is just two years young. Beautifully

presented and constructed by Platinum Homes,

this property has been thoughtfully designed and

has an emphasis on laid-back living. Four double

bedrooms provide ample accommodation, with

a lovely open plan kitchen/dining/living, plus a

separate formal lounge offering flexible living.

Located in the sought after Longhurst subdivision,

high interest is expected. Contact Mike today for

your opportunity to view.

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)



Your guide to Show Homes & New Sections

Living Areas

in the Selwyn District

The composition of a home’s living areas is relevant for functionality

and in matching the personalities of those living there.

Many house designs have open plan living with

a central living area and maybe a separate lounge

or media room off this space.

The number and placement of windows and

doors is significant, not just in relation to whether

you like sun in the home or prefer a cooler

situation but also in terms of indoor outdoor flow,

along with age and lifestyle of the family.

When examining house plans, consider how

sliders or bi-folds facilitate indoor/outdoor

flow. Do they access the best part of the yard?

An example being doors that face the east or

south through which a cool breeze may come.

Depending on structural aspects of the house, the

positioning of specific windows and doors may be

switched around for a given section, on which a

house is to be built.

Other considerations relate to home furnishings.

We are often quick to consider placement of

the television yet overlook a bookcase or other

piece of furniture we will want in the living area.

Think about lounge suites, sofas and easy chairs,

especially if you do not intend to replace existing

furniture. Measure each piece of furniture and

consider how it will fit within the dimensions of

particular living spaces on a house plan.

To help you in gaining an idea of space, mark

out the size of each room of a house plan, in

either a large room or on a lawn. Next, mark

out where each piece of furniture will be placed.

Walk around the marked objects considering

the spatiality and how the various pieces work

together. This exercise may lead you to decide to

replace some furniture after all. Alternatively, you

may change some aspect of the design or even

choose another plan.

If the size of the living area is fixed due to

budget or another factor, consider the type

of furniture to be placed in each room. Bulky

lounge suites take up more space than smaller

modernistic easy chairs with finer lines that are

still functional.

The age of children who will live in the home

is also significant. Open plan is great for young

children as they can be watched while playing. It is

nice though, to have a room to escape to especially

as the children get older so a separate lounge can

be an attractive option. This room may also be a

children’s play area complete with television set.

The square metre size of a house is relevant here.

The feeling of spaciousness can be sacrificed if

a separate lounge is incorporated into a smaller


Getting your living area right starts with you;

your family’s needs, your lifestyle and what you

would like, with your budget also likely to play a


A separate lounge or media room can offer a place to relax or

escape to.

Open plan provides a spacious feeling.

Open plan allows young children to be watched while playing.

A separate lounge can be an attractive option.

Easy chairs with finer lines take up less space.



[Edition datE] 3

Building a new home

So you’ve decided to build a new home. Before you dive in boots

and all, there are a number of steps that need to be followed.

cover all the bases when building a home.

Step 1: Finance

Firstly, it is important to organise your

finances in advance in order to work out

what you can realistically afford. There

is little point getting excited about an

impending building project if you have

no idea how far your finances will stretch.

Draw up a realistic budget of your present

household expenses to see whether building

a new home is in fact feasible. Once you have

an idea of how much money you are able to

outlay without causing yourself excessive

hardship, it is time to start investigating

the cost involved when constructing your

new home.

Step 2: purchaSing a Section

Buying the right section is an essential

part of the building process and as such,

there are a number of important things that

need to be considered.

Is the section close to all necessary

amenities, such as schools, shops, hospitals

and public transport? Does it have a view,

plenty of sun, privacy and good drainage, or

is it prone to flooding, windy and miles away

from civilisation? Visit at different times of

the day, in different weather conditions and

if time is on your side, different times of

the year to see how much sun it gets in the

winter when the sun is at its lowest.

Also, take into consideration its potential

as a building site – is access difficult? This

could have an impact on building costs.

Find out from your local council what

services, such as water, sewage, power,

phone and gas, are connected to the site.

Check whether there is good television

and mobile phone reception, or whether

your new address means you have to scale

the clothesline and hold your phone in an

obscure position just to send a text message.

The neighbourhood can also be a

contentious issue when purchasing a section.

What are the neighbours like, and are their

properties well-kept? Are there overhanging

trees that could cause a nuisance? Could

there be a noise problem from them or their

pets? Get a feel of the area, listening for

traffic, animals or noisy machinery that is in

use around the clock.

If there is vacant land adjacent to your

proposed site, find out whether the council

has any plans for it and what can and can’t

be built there.

Before buying the section, you also need

to find out what is in your council’s district

plan, and what resource consents you

might need. You also need to request a LIM

report, which is held by your local council

and outlines all information pertaining to

your section regarding rates, land features,

environmental issues, restrictions on land

or building use, resource consents issued,

potential contaminations, details about

septic tanks, hazardous substances and

storm water or sewage drains.

The report may also contain information

about sacred areas and may also provide

aerial photographs. This information may

help you make the all-important decision

to either buy the section or leave it alone.

It will also give you an indication as to

whether the purchase price is fair.

Step 3: chooSe and BrieF the deSigner

Before deciding on a designer for your

building project, it is necessary to conduct

some research in order to find out which

type will suit you best.

Speak to a few before making your

choice and liaise with them periodically

once work on the design of your home has

commenced. Get involved by gathering

ideas for materials, fixtures, fittings and

discuss them with your designer.

Step 4: Finding a builder

Once the plans are drawn, the materials

have been chosen and your finance is

arranged, the next step in the building

process is likely to be finding a builder.

Hiring the right builder is crucial to the

whole building experience. People who have

been involved in building a house typically

report that the key factor in making it a

happy experience is finding a good builder

and subcontractors. The most common

things that soured their building experience

were poor workmanship, contractors not

turning up, no communication, complaints

overlooked, problems left unresolved,

messages ignored and delays. In contrast,

people who had positive experiences

reported that the builders they had hired

were highly skilled, honest, knowledgeable,

patient and sympathetic to their goals

and budget.

New Stage Now Open

Home sites from 480m 2 - 705m 2

Priced from $175,000

First National Real Estate

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021 244 1325 021 364 422

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events, was due to be held over a 2 08 it won the Sensational Selwyn a l of us, especia ly myself,” Mrs

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events wi l not go ahead next t ers and expre sions of interest Wendy Rockhouse said organisers place in the calendar because there

However, a lack of both volun-

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events, was due to be held over a 2 08 it won the Sensational Selwyn a l art of studios, us, especia restaurants, ly myself,” gardens Mrs and

One of the district’s major promotional

events wi l not go ahead next t ers and expre sions of interest Wendy Rockhouse said organisers place in the calendar because there

However, a lack of both volun-

Celebrating Selwyn chairwoman “I think Celebrating Selwyn has a

year but an organiser says she is from groups wishing to be involved have had to a cep they didn’t have the is so much diversity out here but

manpower to try and get more groups it wi l n ed to have people that are

The bie nial Celebrating Selwyn, It has b en run every two years registered in time to produce promo-

prepared to work at it. I have put in

which promotes local exhibitions, since 2 07, including in 20 1 shortly

after the February earthquake. In “It was te ribly disa pointing for n ed to. • Turn to page

hundreds of hours myself - and you

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HAREWOOD 27 Crofton Road

Thurs 26th 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

HUNTSBURY 1/31a Huntsbury Avenue

Thurs 26th Jan 2.15pm – 3pm, 3 bdrm, 2 living, 2 bthrm, 2 car

gge, 303m2 section, $729,000 ID#RL1597,

Harcourts Rolleston – Richard (Taitie) 027 777 8080

ROLLESTON 17 Goldrush Lane

Thurs 26TH 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

WEEDONS 358 Maddisons Road,

Thurs 26th Jan 2pm - 2.30pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 2+ car gge,

4ha section AUCTION: 9 February 2017 (USP)

ID#RL1592 Harcourts Rolleston – Richard (Taitie) 027 777 8080


HAREWOOD 27 Crofton Road

Sat 28th 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

HUNTSBURY 1/31a Huntsbury Avenue

Sat 28th Jan , 2.15pm – 3pm, 3 bdrm, 2 living, 2 bthrm, 2 car gge,

303m2 section $729,000 ID#RL1597 Harcourts

Rolleston – Richard (Taitie) 027 777 8080

RAKAIA 33 Bridge Street

Sat 28th Jan, 2pm – 2.30pm, 4 bed, 1 bthrm, 3 car on 1012m2

section, $379,000, Ray White Rolleston,


ROLLESTON 17 Goldrush Lane

Sat 28th 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 39 McCauley Street,

Sat 28th Jan 1pm - 1.45pm, 4 bdrm, 2 living, 2 bthrm, 2 car gge, 626m2

section Price by negotiation ID#RL1598 Harcourts

Rolleston – Katie 021 135 0887

ROLLESTON 12 Baxter Crescent

Sat 28th 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

SOCKBURN 14 Carbine Place

Sat 28th Jan, 1pm - 1.45pm, 3 bdrm, 1 bthrm, 1 living, 2 car gge,

718m2 section Price by Negotiation ID#RL1591

Harcourts Rolleston – Richard (Taitie) ph 027 777 8080

SOMERFIELD 253 Ashgrove Tce

Sat 28th Jan, 12.30pm – 1pm, 3 bed , 2 bthrms, 2 car on 927m2 section

Auction, Ray White Rolleston


AVONHEAD 218 Maidstone Road

Sun 29th Jan 1pm -1.30pm, 3 bdrm, 1 living, 2 bthrm, 2 car gge, 530m2

section Price by negotiation ID#RL1587 Harcourts

Rolleston – Natalie 027 943 6413

BRYNDWR 15 Bateman Ave

Sun 29th Jan, 11.30am – 12pm, 2 Bed, 1 Bthrm, 2 Car Offers over $449,000,

Ray White Rolleston

COALGATE 26 King Street

Sun 29th Jan, 12.15pm - 12.45pm, 3 bed, 1 bthrm, on 1117m2 section Offers

over $329,000, Ray White Rolleston,

DARFIELD 13 Kimberley Road

Sun 29th Jan, 11am – 11.30am, 3 bed, 1 bthrm, 1 car on 1012m2 section

$379,000, Ray White Rolleston

DUNSANDEL 6 Albert James place

Sun 29th Jan, 12pm – 12.30pm, 5 bed, 3 bthrms, 4 car on 5459m2 section Offers

over $664,000, Ray White Rolleston

GREENDALE 924 Telegraph Road

Sun 29th Jan, 12pm - 12.30pm, 3 beds, 2 bthrm on 10.135ha $835,000 Plus

GST DAR25073 PGG Wrightson Real Estate, Ph Min Cookson 027 249 5417

HALSWELL 40 Edward Stafford Ave

Sun 29th Jan, 11am – 11.30am, 4 bed, 2 bthrm, 4 car on 700m2 section Deadline

Sale, Ray White Rolleston

HALSWELL 1 Ashboult St,

Sun 29th Jan, 2.30pm - 3pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bath, almost new home in Longhurst

subdivision Offers over $634,000, Mike Goatley 0272495561 One Agency

Real Estate Specialists

HAREWOOD 27 Crofton Road

Sun 29th 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.harcourts. ID#RL1588 Harcourts Rolleston – Shona ph 027 229 3657

HEI HEI 155 Gilberthorpes Road

Sun 29th 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

LEESTON 9 Spring Place

Sun 29th Jan, 12.30pm -1pm, 3 dbl bdrm, perm material, 3 car garaging, fully

fenced sunny property Price reduced to $414,000, Ph Cheryl Hunt 027 430-

3906 Mike Pero Real Estate

LEESTON 11 Slattery Lane

Sun 29th Jan, 11.45am-12.15pm, 2 Bdrm townhouse on easy care section.

One only at this price!$369,000, Stephan Knowler M 027 2299522, Matson & Allan,

LEESTON 81 Market Street

Sun 29th Jan, 12.30pm-1pm, Tidy 3Bdrm, Affordable and a great location.

Neg over $409,000, Cameron McRae M 027 7696 696,

Matson & Allan,

LEESTON 1 Lambie Street

Sun 29th Jan, 1.15pm-1.45pm 3 Bdrm as good as new & so affordable.

$429,000, Cameron McRae M 027 7696 696,

Matson & Allan,

LEESTON 21 Clausen Avenue,

Sun 29th Jan, 2.30pm - 3.30pm, 3 bdrm, 1 living, 1 bthrm, 1 car gge, 280m2

section Price by negotiation, ID#RL1600 Harcourts

Rolleston – Natalie 027 943 6413

LEESTON 23 Clausen Avenue

Sun 29th Jan, 2.30 - 3.30 pm, 3 bdrm, 1 living, 1 bthrm, 1 car gge, 280m2

section Price by negotiation, ID#RL1601 Harcourts

Rolleston – Natalie 027 943 6413

LEESTON 416b Drain Road

Sun 29th Jan, 3.30pm - 4pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrm,2 car 899m2 section in ROW Offers

over $439,000, Ray White Rolleston,

PHILLIPSTOWN 60 Bordesley Street

Sun 29th Jan , 12.30pm – 1pm, 4 bed, 1 bthrm, 2 car on 560m2 section Offers

over $429,000 Ray White Rolleston

PREBBLETON 58 Cairnbrae Drive

Sun 29th Jan 1pm -1.30pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 2 car gge, 557m2

section $685,000 ID#RL1572 Harcourts Rolleston –

Richard (Taitie) 027 777 8080

PREBBLETON 4 Florin Place

Sun 29th Jan, 1.15pm – 1.45pm, 4 Bed, 2 Bthrms, 3 toilets, 2 Car, 700m2

Section Offers over $799,000, Ray White Rolleston,


PRESTON PARK 81 Georgina Street,

Sun 29th Jan 12pm - 12.30pm, 4 bdrm, 1 living, 2 bthrm, 2 car gge, 500m2

section $599,000 ID#RL1557 Harcourts Rolleston –

Natalie 027 943 6413

RAKAIA 32a Elizabeth Ave,

Sun 29thJan, 11.30am - 12pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bath funky & unique home Offers

over $359,000, Trevor McIvor 027 444 2814 One Agency Real Estate


ROLLESTON 199 Brookside Road

Sun 29th Jan, 11am - 11.30am, Brand new 4 bedrm,2 bthrm, dbl garage, perm

material $569,000 Ph Cheryl Hunt 027 430 3906 Mike Pero Real Estate

ROLLESTON 83 Beaumont Drive

Sun 29th Jan, 11.30am – 12pm, 4 Bed, 2 Bthrms, 2 Car on 759m2 Section Offers

over $629,000, Ray White Rolleston,

ROLLESTON 10 Tawton Lane

Sun 29th Jan, 11.45am-12.15pm, New build 4 Bedroom Executive home. Neg

over $610,000, Jackie Derrick M 027 636 3576,,

Matson & Allan

ROLLESTON 17 Goldrush Lane

Sun 29th 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 31 Sheridan Drive

Sun 29th Jan, 12pm - 12.30pm, 6 bed. 3 bthrms. 3 car on 2658m2 section

$965,000. Ray White Rolleston,

ROLLESTON 19 Stern Crescent

Sun 29th Jan, 12.15pm - 12.45pm, 4 bed. 2 bthrms, 2 car on 567m2 section

Offers over $569,000, Ray White Rolleston,


ROLLESTON 4 Haymakers Crescent

Sun 29th Jan, 12.30pm - 1pm, Stunning 4 Bdrm with standout street appeal.

Neg over 549,000, Jackie Derrick M 027 636 3576, E jackie@marealestate. Matson & Allan,

ROLLESTON 24 Overbury Crescent

Sun 29th Jan, 12.30pm – 1pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms, 3 car on 760m2 section Offers

over $599,000 Ray White Rolleston

ROLLESTON 39 McCauley Street,

Sun 29th Jan 1pm - 1.45pm, 4 bdrm, 2 living, 2 bthrm, 2 car gge, 626m2

section Price by negotiation ID#RL1598 Harcourts

Rolleston – Katie 021 135 0887

ROLLESTON – 25 Othello Drive

Sun 29 Jan, 1pm – 2pm, 4 bdrms, two bthrms, log burner, heat pump, heat

transfer, double drive-through garage Enquiries over $529,000 LEE25253,

PGG Wrightson Real Estate, Ph Wilton Atkins 027 606 0660

ROLLESTON 1 Lignite Drive

Sun 29th Jan, 1.15pm – 1.45pm, 5 bed. 2 bthrms, 2 car on 787m2 section Offers

over $585,000, Ray White Rolleston,

ROLLESTON 30 Seymour Drive

Sun 29th Jan, 1.15pm – 1.45pm Spacious & stylish 4 Bedroom home. Neg

over $549,000, Jackie Derrick M 027 636 3576, E

Matson & Allan,

ROLLESTON 89 Rolleston Drive

Sun 29th Jan, 1.15pm - 1.45pm, 4 bed. 2 bthrms, 2 car on 764m2 section Offers

over $549,000, Ray White Rolleston,

ROLLESTON 4 Butler Court

Sun 29th Jan, 1.15pm - 1.45pm, 4 bed. 2 bthrms, 2 car on 253m2 section Offers

over $609,000, Ray White Rolleston,

ROLLESTON 10 Goldie Place

Sun 29th Jan, 1.30pm - 2pm, 4 bed + study, 2 bthrms, 2car, 838m2 section

Offers over $569,000, Ray White Rolleston


ROLLESTON 3 Vasari Grange

Sun 29th Jan, 1.30pm, - 2pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms, 2 car on 777m2 Section Offers

over $529,000, Ray White Rolleston,

ROLLESTON 22A Sheridan Drive

Sun 29th Jan, 1.45pm – 2.15pm, 4 bed,2 bthrms, 2 car on 1457m2 section

$795,000, Ray White Rolleston

ROLLESTON 64 Lewis Crescent

Sun 29th Jan,2pm-2.30pm, Contemporary & opulent living on 794m2. Neg

over $645,000, Jackie Derrick M 027 636 3576, E

Matson & Allan,

ROLLESTON 358 Maddisons Road,

Sun 29th 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 57 Brookside Road

Sun 29th Jan, 2pm - 2.30pm, 3 bed 1 bthrm, 2 car on 1057m2 section Offers

over $519,000, Ray White Rolleston

ROLLESTON 12 Baxter Crescent

Sun 29th Jan , 2pm - 2.45pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 3 living, 3 car gge, 1653m2

section Deadline sale, all offers presented 8 February (USP) www.harcourts. ID#RL1595 Harcourts Rolleston – Shona ph 027 229 3657

ROLLESTON 3 Bavaria Drive

Sun 29th Jan, 2.15pm – 2.45pm, 5 bed, 2 bthrm, 2 car with drive through on

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

ROLLESTON 101 Shillingford Boulevard

Sun 29th Jan, 2.15pm – 2.45pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms, 2 car on 727m2 section Offers

over $585,000, Ray White Rolleston,

ROLLESTON 14 Rembrandt Drive

Sun 29th Jan, 2.15pm - 2.45pm, 4 bed. 2 bthrms, 2 car on 835m2 section Offers

over $589,000, Ray White Rolleston,

ROLLESTON 32 Riverstone Drive

Sun 29th Jan, 2.30pm - 3pm, 4bed. 2 bthrms, 2 car on 999m2 section Offers

over $749,000, Ray White Rolleston,

ROLLESTON 710 Selwyn Road

Sun 29th Jan, 2.30pm – 3.30pm, 3ha, three bed, two bthrms, log burner, heat

transfer, own bore, 3 bay barn, dble garage Deadline Private Treaty (Unless

Sold Prior) Closes 2pm, Wed 22 Feb 2017 LEE25315, PGG Wrightson Real

Estate, Ph Wilton Atkins 027 606 0660

ROLLESTON 18 Manor Drive

Sun 29th Jan, 2.45pm – 3.15pm, 3 bed 2 bthrms, 3 car on 1719m2 section

$625,000, Ray White Rolleston,

ROLLESTON 39 Stanford Way

Sun 29th Jan, 2.45pm-3.15pm, Fine contemporary living on 840m2. Neg

over $629,000, Jackie Derrick M 027 636 3576, E

Matson & Allan,

ROLLESTON 19 Fernham Way

Sun 29th Jan, 3pm – 3.30pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms, 2 car on 608m2 section Offers

over $499,000, Ray White Rolleston, /RLL22662

ROLLESTON 13 Frame Crescent

Sun 29th Jan, 3.15pm – 3.45pm, 4 Bed, Rumpus, 2 Bthrms, 4 Car, 1916m2

Section Offers over $799, 000, Ray White Rolleston,


ROLLESTON 246 Dunns Crossing Road

Sun 29th Jan, 3.15pm – 3.45pm, 4 b ed, 2 bthrms, 2 car on 1727m2 section Offers

over $740,000, Ray White Rolleston

ROLLESTON 5 Wedgewood Row

Sun 29th Jan,3.30pm-4pm, Spacious 4 Bdrm on 1397m2. Priced reduced to

sell. Neg over 560,000, Jackie Derrick M 027 636 3576, E

Matson & Allan,

ROLLESTON 8 Waterbridge Way

Sun 29th Jan, 3.45pm – 4.15pm, 3 bdrm, 2 bath bespoke new home, landscaped

1207sqm section Price By Negotiation, Mike Goatley 027 249 5561

One Agency Real Estate Specialists

SOCKBURN 46a Showgate Ave

Sun 29th Jan, 12.15pm - 12.45pm, 3 bed, 1 bthrm, 2 car garaging Offers over

$465,000, Ray White Rolleston,

SOMERFIELD 253 Ashgrove Tce

Sat 29th Jan, 11am – 11.30am, 3 bed , 2 bthrms, 2 car on 927m2 section

Auction, Ray White Rolleston

SOUTHBRIDGE 29 Sarsfield Street

Sun 29th Jan, 4pm - 4.30pm, Fully renovated home on huge 1509m2 section.

$395,000, Stephan Knowler M 027 2299522,

Matson & Allan,

SPRINGFIELD 15 Pall Mall Street

Sun 29th Jan, 1pm -1.30pm, 3 beds, 1 bthrm on 1188m² $319,000 Incl GST

DAR25159 PGG Wrightson Real Estate, Ph Min Cookson 027 249 5417

SPRINGSTON 482 Bethels Road

Sun 29th Jan, 2.15pm – 2.45pm, 4 Bed, 2 Bthrms, 3 Car on 4 ha Offers over

$819,000 incl. GST, Ray White Rolleston

WEEDONS 358 Maddisons Road,

Sun 29th Jan 2pm - 2.30pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 2+ car gge, 4ha section

AUCTION: 9 February 2017 (USP) ID#RL1592 Harcourts

Rolleston – Richard (Taitie) 027 777 8080

WEST MELTON 1046 Railway Road

Sun 29th Jan, 1pm - 1.45pm, 4 bed, 1 bthrms, 6 car on 16550m2 section Offers

over $660,000, Ray White Rolleston,

WEST MELTON 1 Dalton Way

Sun 29th Jan, 1.15pm – 1.45pm,4 bdrm, 3 bath, 348sqm home,2244sqm

landscaped section. Offers over $973,000, Mike Goatley 027 249 5561 One

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WEST MELTON 29 Finlays Road

Sun 29th Jan 2pm - 2.30pm, 3 bdrm, 1 living, 1 bthrm, 4 car gge, 4ha lifestyle

section $690,000 ID#RL1548 Harcourts Rolleston-

Katie 021 135 0887

WEST MELTON 1/1658 West Coast Road

Sun 29th 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 29th Jan, 2.45pm - 3.15pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms 2 car on 900m2 section

Offers over $699,000, Ray White Rolleston

WEST MELTON 632 Hoskyns Road

Sun 29th Jan, 3pm – 3.45pm, 3bed, 2 bthrm, 2 car on 4.001ha Offers over

$899,000 +gst, Ray White Rolleston

WEST MELTON 39 Jacks Drive

Sun 29th Jan, 3.30pm – 4pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrm, 2 car, sep laundry, 1301 0m2

property Offers over $699,000, Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.

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.










Rural Property

Licensed REAA2008

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



• 1397m2 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 - 39 Standford Way


• Architecturally designed with northern aspect

• Block, cedar & hebel exterior

• 3 double sized bedrooms • Designer kitchen

• Beautifully specified bathrooms

• Open plan living opens to private outdoor


• Good heating with gas fire, double glazing,

insulation & heatpumps

• Study nook • Separate laundry

• Double internal access garaging

• Well landscaped 840m 2 section

LEESTON - 8 Fibonacci Way



• New four bedroom home

• Two bathrooms with open plan living

• Double garage attached

• Fully Landscaped 777m2 home

• Nearing completion

Open Home: Sun 2.00pm - 2.30pm

Price: Offers Over $645,000


Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576

Open Home: Sun 3.30pm - 4.00pm

Price: Neg Over $560,000


Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576

Open Home: Sun 2.45pm - 3.15pm

Price: Neg Over $629,000


Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576




ROLLESTON - 30 Seymour Drive



• 211m2 4 bedroom home

• 2 large living areas

• Kitchen with large walk in pantry

• Master with WIR & ensuite

• North facing 640m2 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

LEESTON - 11 Slattery Lane



• Special one off price

• Brand new town house

• 2 bedrooms with open plan living

• Attached garage and fully landscaped

• Easy care section

LEESTON - 29 & 42 Carston Street


• Last two sections in Leeston

• Private cul de sac location

• All services available

• 650m2 in size

• Title has been issued

Open Home: Sun 1.15pm - 1.45pm

Price: Neg Over $549,000


Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576

Open Home: Sun 12.30pm - 1.00pm

Price: Neg Over $549,000


Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576




Open Home: Sun 11.45am - 12.15pm

Price: $369,000


Cameron McRae Mb 027 7696 696

Price: $469,000


Price: From $125,000


LEESTON - 19 Mountain View Place




• Five/Four bedroom home

• Stunning new kitchen

• Two bathroom and loads of living

• Outdoor dining and mature setting

• Located on rural fringe with great views

Stephan Knowler Mb 027 229 9522

Price: Offers over $535,000


Stephan Knowler Mb 027 229 9522

SOUTHBRIDGE - 29 Sarsfield Street



• Fully renovated 3 bedroom home

• New kitchen, bathroom & carpets

• Four car garaging and 1503m2 section

• Fantastic street close to all amenities

• Immediate possession available

Cameron McRae Mb 027 7696 696


Open Home: Sun 4.00pm - 4.30pm

Price: $395,000


Stephan Knowler Mb 027 229 9522

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

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

Sue Robinson

021 409 050




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