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Huge cost

to clean

up lake,

waterways

RARE: Sharon the mutant sheep with AgResearch scientists David Scobie and Jeff Plowman. ​

Sharon at the cutting

edge of hair research

LOOK CLOSELY, there is

something unusual about

Sharon the sheep - and it could

help us understand what makes

human hair curly or straight.

Far from being just one of the

flock, the Dunsandel Merino

Corriedale cross is one of about

five or six ‘mutant’ Felting Lustre

sheep around the country which

have been identified for study by

AgResearch.

Research into mutant sheep

has AgResearch scientists hoping

for a greater understanding

of curly and straight hair in

humans, and the potential for

innovative new wool products.

While it is not known how

many Felting Lustre sheep there

are, they are rare and share

the naturally occurring trait

of straight wool, instead of the

usual crimped wool.

“With these mutant sheep,

we can for example look at twin

lambs where one has straight

wool and another crimped wool

– or one animal that transforms

from straight to crimped wool

over time - and study the key

differences,” scientist Jeff Plowman

said.

“This can then be applied to

our understanding of the differences

in human hair. It’s an opportunity

we would never have

been able to get with human

subjects.”

The work began in 2011, when

an Otago lamb with an unusual

coat was brought to the attention

of AgResearch staff involved in

wool research.

• Turn to page 4

• By Tom Doudney

THE SECOND phase of a

programme to clean up Te

Waihora/Lake Ellesmere

is expected to involve a

substantially larger financial

investment.

Environment Canterbury

briefed Christchurch City

councillors on the Whakaora Te

Waihora programme at a public

meeting on Thursday.

A document initially included

in the agenda for that briefing

indicated that the second phase,

to be carried out over the next 10

years, would cost a total of $95

million.

This would complement a

“community contribution” to

cleaning up the wider Selwyn

Waihora catchment of $774.6

million over the same period.

After the Selwyn Times

inquired about the figures, the

document was pulled from the

agenda and no mention was

made of the costs at the briefing.

The first phase of Whakaora

Te Waihora, from 2012 to 2016,

involved an $11 million work

programme over three years,

jointly funded by central Government,

ECan, Fonterra and Ngai

Tahu.

ECan and Ngai Tahu have been

exploring options to fund the

second phase, including co-funding

arrangements with central

Government, private investment,

and alternative regional council

funding models.

ECan chairman David Bedford

confirmed that about $95 million

in resources would be required to

progress lake restoration actions

over the next 10 years.

“The Te Waihora Co-

Governance Group is currently

progressing the draft investment

approach. No further detail can

be given on investment in Te

Waihora restoration until that is

finalised,” he said.

• Turn to page 4


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Tuesday February 14 2017

Inside

SELWYN TIMES

FROM

THE

EDITOR’S

DESK News.................................3-7, 11

LAKE ELLESMERE and

surrounding waterways are a

disgrace, and today we reveal on

page 1 the huge cost to clean it

all up.

We’re talking hundreds of

millions of dollars, and that is

simply eye watering.

And it seems the cost - and

who will bear it - are very

sensitive issues for Environment

Canterbury.

You’ll need to read reporter

Tom Doudney’s article for that,

but it is fairly clear that the public

will be picking up the tab for some

if not most of the clean up bill.

Sharon the mutant sheep also

features on page 1 today - she’s

involved in cutting edge research

that will give scientists a greater

understanding of curly and

straight hair in humans.

Cutting edge; yep, I know it’s

not a good one...

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Local Views.........................13

Schools.....................14-16

Events...............................17, 27

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Rural Life................. 30-31

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SELWYN TIMES Tuesday February 14 2017 3

News

Some businesses

affected by stricter quake rules

• By Tom Doudney

A “SMALL number” of Selwyn

building owners will be affected

by stricter new time frames for

strengthening or demolishing

buildings identified as

earthquake prone.

The Government’s Building

(Earthquake-prone Buildings)

Amendment Act will come into

effect from July.

As Selwyn has been identified

as an area of high seismic risk,

the district council will have

five years to identify earthquake

prone buildings, or two and a

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nine bands.

half years for ‘priority buildings.’

Once identified, owners will

have 15 years to strengthen or

demolish their buildings, or

seven and a half years for priority

buildings.

Priority buildings include

those used for education or

which have unreinforced

masonry that could fall onto a

public footpath or road as well

as some other categories of

buildings.

The district council already

had its own policy on earthquake

prone buildings, implemented

in 2011, under which 50

buildings had been identified.

Those owners had been given

between 15 and 30 years to

strengthen or demolish their

buildings.

The new Government legislation,

introduced to provide

national consistency, replaces

the district council policy.

In a statement, the district

council said the new legislation

would “affect a small number of

buildings in Selwyn.”

It plans to review its list of

50 buildings and make sure

it is up to date. The buildings

one day.

have already had engineering

assessments completed but it

is expected that about eight of

these will need to be redone due

to new methodology requirements.

About five or six buildings

in Selwyn are expected to be

‘priority’ buildings.

District council building

manager Vanessa Beavon declined

to identify which buildings

were on the list, but said it

would be published in the form

of an online register when the

legislation came into force.

Providing support

Lincoln University recreation centre

staff collecting bras to send to

women in the Pacific Islands have

had more than 500 donated. They

were taking part in Uplift Project,

which takes collections in New

Zealand, Australia and Singapore.

Staff promoted the project around

the university and on Facebook, with

bras sent from as far as the North

Island. The bras were donated by

other university staff and members

of the community and have been

delivered to a project co-ordinator

in Christchurch.

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TEENAGER APPROACHED

Police are appealing for information

about a man who approached a teenage

girl in Prebbleton recently and

asked if she would catch Pokemon

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male in his 60s wearing orange and

blue overalls driving a small blue old

car, approaching the girl. They want

to hear from anyone who has any information

or had a similar experience.

If you have any information, phone

363 7400 or anonymously through

Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 and

quote file number 170210/4616.

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A single goose is thought to have been

responsible for three small fires and a

power outage which affected about 145

homes in Leeston, Brookside, Irwell,

Springston and the surrounding areas

on Tuesday last week. Firefighters

found a dead goose near downed power

lines on Selwyn Rd. It is thought

the goose flew into the wires, which

snapped and set fire to grass and gorse.

The outage lasted up to three and a

half hours for some residents.

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morning by a 2.9 magnitude quake

centred 1km west of town. The quake

struck at 2.40am at a depth of 5km.

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News

SELWYN TIMES

Cost of cleaning up

waterways, lakes

SPOT THE DIFFERENCE: Sharon’s straight wool, on the right,

alongside a sheep with standard crimped wool.

Sheep may hold key

to genetic mystery

•From page 1

Its appearance was so unusual

that the lamb was initially thought

to be a cross between a sheep and

a goat. Part of this was because

the lamb’s straight lustrous coat

was reminiscent of an Angora

goat.

Genetic testing showed it was

100 per cent sheep and its coat

was the result of natural mutation.

“As a result, we started trying to

locate more of these rare sheep, so

we could study what makes them

different and how proteins in the

wool affect the fibres,” Dr Plowman

said.

“Thanks to the assistance of

farmers who came forward with

these sheep, we were able to do

that. We have found they show a

radical change in wool structure

and properties that can be tied

into specific protein changes.”

Sharon was bought by

AgResearch from a North Canterbury

farmer and now lives on a

farm in Dunsandel.

•From page 1

Mr Bedford said the Te

Waihora Co-Governance

Group, comprised of ECan,

Ngai Tahu, the district council

and Christchurch City

Council, also recognised the

commitment made by the community

and several agencies in

managing water in the Selwyn

Waihora catchment.

“This contribution has been

estimated at $774.6 million

over a 10-year period – an

estimate made considering a

number of variables and current

community and agency involvement,

including ongoing work

on farms, the Central Plains

Water scheme, restoration work

undertaken by the community,

volunteer hours and in-kind

contributions.”

ECan declined to comment

on how much of that figure represented

actual financial investment

as opposed to the value of

work done voluntarily.

Work to be completed in

Whakaora Te Waihora’s second

phase includes reducing phosphorous

and sediment in the

BIG EFFORT: The Whakaora Te Waihora programme aims to

restore the lake over 35 years. ​

lake, re-establishing wetlands,

and enhancing riparian plantings

in the catchment, among

other measures.

It is expected to take about

another 35 years to restore the

health of the ecologically significant

lake.

During an unrelated debate

at Wednesday’s district

council meeting, councillor

Pat McEvedy said discussions

were underway on whether the

Central Plains Water scheme

could be used to augment flows

in the stressed Selwyn River.

The river, which flows into the

lake, has just recorded its sixth

consecutive month of record

low flows.

After the meeting, Cr

McEvedy told the Selwyn Times

he couldn’t go into further

details at this stage.

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SELWYN TIMES Tuesday February 14 2017 5

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Darfield, Kirwee sewer scheme

• By Tom Doudney

DARFIELD AND Kirwee

residents will be asked

whether the towns should get a

reticulated sewer scheme.

Initial public feedback

will be sought during public

consultation on the district

council’s 2017-2018 Annual Plan

in April.

Any proposal to progress the

scheme would be subject to full

public consultation in April next

year as part of the 2018-2028

Long Term Plan process.

Dwellings in Darfield and

Kirwee currently rely on septic

tanks and other onsite treatment

systems. With about 2000

residents, Darfield is the largest

town in New Zealand without

reticulated sewerage.

Canterbury medical officer

of health Alistair Humphrey

said in 2012 that the lack of

reticulated sewerage was an

ongoing contamination risk.

However, a 2014 Ministry of

Health assessment found it was

unlikely that septic tanks in the

area contributed to illnesses

through drinking water

contamination.

The Darfield and Kirwee

Wastewater Working Party,

established in 2014, did not

believe the existing situation

was having a detrimental effect

on the environment or public

health.

However, it recommended

public consultation be

undertaken as a reticulated

scheme would encourage

commercial and industrial

development as well as

more intensive residential

development such as retirement

villages in Darfield.

A reticulated sewer system is

thought to be more efficient for

high intensity developments.

Darfield Community

Committee chairman and

Malvern Butchery owner Paddy

McKay said it was good the

district council was consulting

people on the matter.

Reticulated sewerage was

“one of those things that’s going

to have to happen somewhere

along the line if we keep

expanding,” he said.

“I think people are coming to

accept that.”

A draft 2016 report by

consulting firm MWH

found the cost of installing a

wastewater system in Darfield

would be $23,700 per household.

CHANGING

NEEDS:

Residents of

Darfield and

Kirwee will be

asked whether

their growing

area should get

a reticulated

sewer system.

It is not yet known whether

residents outside the Darfield

and Kirwee area would

contribute to the cost of any

potential scheme through

district-wide rating.

Mr McKay said the cost per

household was similar to what

it would cost to install a septic

tank for a newly-built house.

•HAVE YOUR SAY: Do

Darfield and Kirwee need a

reticulated sewer scheme,

and if so, who should pay

for it? Send your views to

tom.doudney@starmedia.

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travelling north when he lost

control of his car and hit a power

pole snapping it off at the base.

The car had spun and rolled,

coming to rest on its roof in the

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Stewart said the road had been

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SELWYN TIMES Tuesday February 14 2017 7

News

Burglary suspects in high-vis nabbed

• By Tom Doudney

A MAN and woman alleged to

have burgled a Prebbleton house

wearing high visibility vests

were caught after the woman

was spotted outside a nearby

shop the next day.

And police believe the pair

may been planning to target a

string of other properties in the

area.

Prebbleton resident Anthony

Dylan Miller 32, and North

New Brighton resident Erin Jane

McMurdo, 27, were arrested on

Friday after McMurdo was spotted

outside a dairy in Prebbleton

just down the road from the

Kintyre Pl property they allegedly

burgled the previous day.

A neighbour to the owners of

the property which was burgled

had seen them leaving the property

and recognised McMurdo

when she saw her outside the

dairy the next day.

She immediately called police

who arrived to find McMurdo

in a red Honda which had

been stolen from North New

Brighton on January 2. She was

found to have items taken from

the Kintyre Pl property in her

possession.

Police located Miller later in

the day.

The pair are alleged to have

stolen ammunition, camping

and fishing equipment, electronic

devices and jewellery from the

Prebbleton property.

McMurdo has been charged

with burglary, theft of a car and

driving while forbidden, while

Miller has been charged with

burglary. Both will appear in

court in April.

Sergeant Grant Stewart said

the pair had a list of other

properties in the Prebbleton

area which police believed could

relate to plans for further burglaries.

Police were also investigating

whether they were linked

to another recent burglary in the

area.

“We got them at a good time,”

he said.

Sergeant Stewart said residents

shouldn’t assume anyone

wearing a high visibility vest

was legitimate, especially in an

unofficial vehicle.

“If you are suspicious of activity

in the area, phone police

immediately,” he said.

“Police urge homeowners to

ensure their houses are locked

and secure and keep an eye on

neighbouring properties.”

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In another of the district council’s Summer in Selwyn events,

about 150 people attended Picnic in the Park held at the Lincoln

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face-painting, Pedalmania, Adam Allsorts and a free sausage

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Tania Roxborogh

Author motivated by historical

Award-winning author and Lincoln High School english teacher Tania Roxborogh

is launching her latest children’s novel My New Zealand Story: Bastion Point on

Thursday. She spoke to Tom Doudney about the book, creating plays for her

students and how a hard childhood shaped her and her writing

STILL CREATING: When she is not teaching English at Lincoln

High School, Tania Roxborogh is busy working on her next

book.

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Tell me about this latest one.

A couple of years ago I was doing

my degree in Maori at Otago

University and I did a paper on

politics and persuasion – the

Maori political movement from

1836 to 1997. The lecturer talked

about the Bastion Point story

which I remembered from when

I was about 11 and lived up in

Whangarei. I had been aware

that my parents had sort of been

involved but I didn’t know much

about it. I began to do some

research and found that there

wasn’t really a definitive book

about it so I contacted Scholastic

and asked if they would be interested

in me writing a children’s

book for the My New Zealand

Stories series which takes real

events and tells them through

the eyes of a fictional character in

diary form. They said they would

really like this so I spent all of

2015 researching and writing.

What age group is it for?

10 to 14.

What led you to do the degree

in Maori?

I started learning Maori six

years ago and in 2014 I was

awarded a Teach NZ scholarship

to go to university for a year and

then two of my novels sold internationally

so I got quite a good

advance and I also got a grant to

write the Bastion Point story, so I

resigned from my teaching position

in Dunedin to concentrate

on finishing my degree and doing

that writing.

Do you have Maori in your

family background?

I cannot definitively identify

my whakapapa except to say that

somebody slept with somebody

and nobody is talking about it.

I’m also as much Scottish and

Irish and German and English,

so like most New Zealanders I’m

a mongrel.

When did you first start writing?

I wrote very bad poetry at university

in the 1980s but it wasn’t

really until I became a drama

teacher and I found the plays

were very male centric and I was

teaching at an all girls school that

I began to write my own plays and

got the attention of a publisher.

I began writing a novel in 1996

while I was on maternity leave, my

first novel was published in 1997.

Does writing a less male centric

play just mean adding more

female characters or is there

more to it?

I thought I was asking too much

of my senior girls to try and be a

45-year-old man who had suicidal

thoughts. I wrote plays that were

current and I wrote a couple of

books of plays where it didn’t matter

what sex you were, it was really

about the action and those have

always been really popular in the

classroom because you can change

the ethnicity and the gender of the

character.

Did you just start teaching

again this year?

Yes, I had two years off but I

missed teaching very much. We

moved from Dunedin to Lincoln

a year ago and I had remembered

visiting Lincoln High School as

a writer a few years ago. I really

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events and difficult upbringing

What is the earliest thing you

can remember writing?

The Purple Spotted People Eater.

I wrote that when I was 10-yearsold.

It was a rhyming poem

and it was hilarious to myself. I

remember my mother reading it

out at parties and then it got lost

so I don’t know what happened to

it but it was about a monster who

ate people. My first significant

piece of writing that I remember

was a piece that I did when I was

in year 12 at Hurunui College and

my English teacher entered it in a

competition and it won and that

was the moment when I thought

I could be a real writer – it was a

wonderful affirming thing.

Where do you get most of

your ideas from these days?

Things that I see, things that

I read, conversations that I

overhear, a lot of my stories come

about from a desire to rewrite

life and make it how I want it to

be or how I think it should go.

Ideas don’t come from me, they

stalk me, they hide in my shower

or creep into my bedroom in the

middle of the night just when I am

about to fall asleep. Some people

are good at sport or singing, my

brain seems to be a never-ending

pool of story and characters and

possibility. Writers are consumers

of life and because we do that it

triggers stuff in our heads and

then we go ‘I wonder what would

happen if . . ?’

This new book I am writing at

the moment starts with the question

‘what would you do if you

found a mermaid washed up on

a beach?’ It’s called Charlie Tangaroa

and the Creature From the

Sea and it’s about a one-legged

13-year-old Maori boy who is the

only one able to stop everything

being destroyed by a warring

family of Maori gods.

You had a difficult childhood,

with your father having alcohol

problems and moving around

a lot with your mum and stepfather.

How has that influenced

your writing?

I think it’s one of the motivators

as to why I write. When I

first started writing it was to tell

people what it was like because I

felt as a child I was never listened

to and our needs and priorities as

children were always at the bottom

of the heap. There was a lot

of suffering, poverty and abuse. I

didn’t have anything to do with

my dad after he left when I was

three, I met him a bit when I was

a teenager which was disastrous.

But I think the way it shaped

me is that I have been given this

talent of using words to make a

difference in the world and also

I had amazing teachers who

looked past my bad behaviour

INSPIRATION:

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is based on

historical events

at Auckland’s

Bastion Point in

1977-78, when

Maori protesters

opposed the

Crown’s sale of

the land.

and hung in there with me. Because

of them I was able to finish

my schooling, get a degree, go

on and do what I am doing now.

I wanted to be a teacher since

primary school because I wanted

to be that person for other kids

that my teachers were for me. It

would have been nice not to have

a life like that but it has made me

perhaps more sympathetic, more

determined, maybe stronger.

By 1980, when you would have

been about 14 or 15, you had

lived in 12 different houses and

gone to seven different schools.

Why was the family moving

around so much and how did

you find that?

I hated it. Now that I look back

on it I can just see a lot of really

bad decisions made.

Is it true you put yourself into

foster care?

I had moved down to live

with my dad which lasted about

a month, so at 15, while staying

with my uncle and aunt, I

rang Social Welfare and I said:

‘My dad has kicked me out of

home, I don’t want to go back to

Whangarei, is there anything you

can do to help me finish school?

I really love my new school.’

They said: ‘Yes, if you can find

someone to take care of you, we

will pay for everything.’ So for

the first time in my life, I got a

uniform, I got to go on school

trips, I got stationery, I got fed,

I got all the things that normal

kids could have because the

state paid for it, so I have never

worried about paying my taxes

because somebody’s taxes helped

me finish school and get to be

where I am today.

In 2002 you sat the bursary

English exam after a challenge

from your students because you

hadn’t done it before. What was

that experience like?

It was hard, because I really

had to study. One of the girls in

my class got a better mark in an

essay than me which I was most

distressed about!

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ews

Mentor gets top award

A ROLLESTON

ashion

man has been

named New Zealand Defence

Force Volunteer of the Year

for his charitable work in

Canterbury and Vanuatu.

Recently retired army Major

Chris Allan and wife Pam

founded the Joshua Foundation

in 2005. The Christian-based

organisation aims to help young

people around Canterbury address

self-destructive behaviour

Gardening

and negative attitudes, build

self esteem and achieve their

dreams.

Last year, Mr Allan mentored

several young people to achieve

gold, silver and bronze Duke of

Edinburgh Awards including

working with the Youth Offenders

Unit at Paparua Prison.

Over the last four years, the

otoring

Allan family has travelled Vanuatu

to work with villagers. Mr

Allan was recently in Vanuatu

setting up donated computers,

painting local schools and developing

a library for one of the

local villages.

After having his award

presented at a ceremony at Burn-

asty Bites

ham Military Camp last week,

Mr Allan said it was humbling

to be recognised.

“I look around me within

the Defence Force and observe

my fellow officers and soldiers

GIVING BACK: Retired Major Chris Allan has been named

New Zealand Defence Force Volunteer of the Year ​

serving their communities in

roles such as community sports

coaches, volunteer fireman and

ambulance officers, youth group

leaders,” he said.

“I would like to also recognise

their skill sets and commitment

within the community”.

Defence director of public

affairs Trudy Warrender said

many Defence Force personnel

joined out of a strong sense of

service and social responsibility

and the award recognised the

community work they undertook

in their own time.

Alexander slams Govt

Easter trading policy

• By Tom Doudney

DISTRICT COUNCILLOR

Mark Alexander has slammed

the Government for throwing

local authorities a “hospital pass”

when it allowed them to come

up with their own Easter trading

policy.

The Government opted not to

make any national changes to

Easter trading laws, instead opting

to give councils the power to

make their own policies with its

Shop Trading Hours Amendment

Act 2016.

Cr Alexander (right)

said the Government

had set councils up to

fail because whatever

policy was put

forward was bound

to be appealed which

would cost “a lot of money.”

On Wednesday, the district

council voted unanimously to approve

consulting the community

on whether to allow trading on

Easter Sunday, and if so in which

locations. The views of people

and businesses will inform a

report setting out options for the

district council to consider in

September.

Cr Alexander said his informal

discussions with businesses and

members of the public in his

Selwyn Central ward had indicated

that both groups were split

about 50/50 between those who

wanted the rules around Easter

trading relaxed and those who

didn’t.

He compared it to when the

Government had tasked councils

with drawing up their own Local

Alcohol policies. In that case,

he said, the district council had

produced a policy which reflected

calls for more restrictions on

trading hours and locations but it

had been appealed by businesses

selling alcohol.

“All I can guarantee out of this

is we are going to annoy about

half the community with whatever

decision we make and therefore

I think we are on a hiding to

nothing,” Cr Alexander said.

“Thanks government, you’ve

given us a hospital pass again,

we are going to get a hammering

whichever way we go, it will be

appealed, it’s going to cost us a lot

of money.”

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Your Local Views

Peter Hill, of Dunsandel,

writes in response to recent

criticism from Selwyn

residents over the $6.26

million district council loan

to the Central Plains Water

scheme, which

ews

was recently

paid back. Mr

Hill previously

opposed

the loan as

a district

councillor.

I

ashion

too am pleased that Central

Plains Water Ltd has paid back

the Selwyn District Council loan.

However, the moral justification

for a large unsecured loan

of ratepayers’ money to a private

company is not possible, even

based on the unproven trickledown

theory and supposed

environmental benefits.

The whole ethical dilemma of

using a public resource (water)

Gardening

for private gain is vexed, let alone

when our own council uses our

money to enable huge escalation

otoring

of that use.

So far the largest beneficiary

of our water has been the dairy

industry and we have been repaid

for allowing that with depleted

and polluted aquifers, rivers and

lakes.

This looks set to increase with

little sign that the offending

industry will, even if it were able,

pick up the tab for fixing these

problems. The taking of alpine

water is no panacea as it will just

lead to that resource being further

depleted with the pollution

issues continuing and escalating

unabated.

As with the loan repayment, I

will be very pleased when community-wide

financial benefits

from this irrigation scheme are

shown to occur and environmental

harm is remedied. I fear that

the nature of the beast is such

that it would be folly to wait for

that particular bus.

Until (and if) that occurs this

industry and its supporters remain

the private beneficiaries as

the community keeps paying.

District council chief

executive David Ward –

THe In Brief item printed in

the Selwyn Times on January 24

(page 9, Subdivision application)

has unfortunately created

some confusion amongst local

residents about the nature of

the application which we would

like to take the opportunity to

clarify.

The district council has

received a proposal relating to a

property on Hudsons Rd, near

Lincoln, where the applicant

is seeking to create three lots,

which are 4-5ha in area with

associated open space consent

notices on adjoining properties

to retain rural density.

It is not a residential or large

scale subdivision proposal. The

application will be heard on February

23 and a decision on the

application released some time

after that date.

HAVE YOUR SAY: If you

have a view on a local issue

you would like to express,

email tom.doudney@

starmedia.kiwi

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SCHOOLS

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A number of new pupils have started at schools

around Selwyn for term one.

Bella and Oliver started at West Melton School, along with, James, Ella, Phoenix, Maddy, Ella

and Finlay (right).

Greendale School, From left, front row – Dylan, Konnor, Khloe

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Weedons School. From left, back row – Gemma, Harriet, Lachie,

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(Above left): New West

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and Connor. Front row: Jake,

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West Melton School held a community fun day to help

students make new friends at the start of the school year.

Activities included dress-up races, an obstacle course,

cooling off in the school pool and picnic lunches with families.

HAVING A BLAST: Devon and

Stacey, both 10, made good

use of the playground.

Leeston Consolidated School. Front row – Heidi, Jamison and Alesha. Back row –

Ella and Charlotte.

Rolleston Primary School

Aydan Brown started at

Springston School on

January 31.

•More schools, p16

TAKE THAT: Will and Ollie, both 8, made creative

use of the pool equipment.

GETTING READY:

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Head girl

Jessica

Dunlop

Tuesday February 14 2017

Ellesmere College’s head students introduce themselves

SCHOOLS

I have been

part of the

Ellesmere

College family

since 2011 when

I started as a

wide-eyed year

7 student. Before

this I spent my

early childhood on a small farm in Oxford

but moved to Leeston in 2008 where I

attended Leeston Consolidated School.

I like to spend my time hanging out with

friends or going to the gym. I also enjoy

playing the piano and I’m passionate about

science – something I want to pursue

when I leave school. I am really honoured

to be head girl at Ellesmere College, it is

an achievement I am really proud of, along

with being awarded top academic prize for

year 12 last year.

This year I want to make the most of

any opportunities that come my way and

also create more opportunities for aspiring

leaders in our community.

I always believe that in a world where

you can be anything, the most important

thing is to be kind.

Head boy

Freddie Gash

Ellesmere

College has been

a great place for

me to learn, and

this year I am

excited about

being able to

give back to the

school in my

role of head boy.

I moved to New Zealand from the United

Kingdom seven years ago, and since I

arrived at the college as a wide-eyed little

year 9 student I wanted to get the most out

of school.

I am proud of my achievements last

year, including achieving level 2 NCEA

with excellence and getting a gold service

award. I am especially proud of our experiences

with our band, The Wednesday Effect,

and my experiences with kapa haka.

Out of school, I have enjoyed mountain

biking, riding my horse, sailing and

photography. This year I look forward to

getting involved in as much as possible

both in and out of school. I look forward

to developing emphasis on the arts, and

building on the great work of previous

head students.

After school I plan to study music, possibly

with the endeavour of teaching. I

hope to make the most of my final year at

school – “life is like a sewer – what you get

out of it depends on what you put into it!”

(Tom Lehrer)

Deputy head

girl Ella

McClure

From starting

at Leeston

Consolidated

School to

embarking on

my final year

at Ellesmere

College, it

has been an

unforgettable journey.

The opportunities on offer at school

have been a big part of this journey.

Last year I joined the stage challenge

crew where we performed at Horncastle

Arena, signed up to a rather gruelling

early morning character-building programme

known as Cactus, helped raise

money for Syrian refugees by organising

the 40-Hour Famine and was able to

spend time with younger students during

peer tutoring sessions.

I am currently the St John Youth national

cadet of the year, and am looking

forward to starting my third term as a

councillor on the Selwyn Youth Council.

In 2017 I am going to focus on increasing

positive youth participation within the

school, to make sure students’ voices are

not only heard, but acted on.

In the future I would like to pursue a career

in health, and am looking at heading

down to Otago University next year.

Remember what you get out of school

depends on what you put into it, so be

involved, aim high, get outside of your

comfort zone and most importantly have

fun.

Deputy head

boy Jack

Dudley

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I was born in

Christchurch

and have lived

all my 17 years

in Lakeside on

a small lifestyle

property.

I attended

Leeston Consolidated

School and then went on to

Ellesmere College.

I have so many interests. I like to design

and create. I enjoy sports, and play first

XV rugby for the school, I also enjoy

sailing and anything relating to the sea,

camping and being with my mates.

I have achieved everything I set out to

achieve in my time at school. Being top

in mechanical engineering technology

for the past two years, top in design and

visual communication in level 2, Silver

Service Award and our senior drama class

performed at The Court Theatre for the

Shakespeare festival.

My dreams for 2017 are to finish the

year having achieved to my highest

potential, while having fun and making

the most of my final year as a deputy head

student at Ellesmere College.

Beyond school, I am hoping to be accepted

into the Royal New Zealand Navy

as a marine engineer officer and am

currently going through the application

process for 2018.

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through the school system, to stick with

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Pay your rates with

Easypay

If you want to spread the cost of your rates across the year, its easy to set up a direct debit

payment online. This option allows you to pay your rates weekly, monthly or quarterly depending

on what you prefer.

To set up a direct debit payment you need your property valuation number and bank account

number. Your valuation number can be found on a rates invoice (this is posted or emailed to

property owners) and you can also find this online at www.selwyn.govt.nz/propertysearch if you

enter your address. Then visit www.selwyn.govt.nz/rateseasypay and complete the online rates

easypay form – it takes less than two minutes to do this.

Once the form is received by Council staff they will process the request and send you a letter

or email confirming the amount to be debited weekly, fortnightly, monthly or quarterly and the

starting date of payments.

By now you should have received your rates invoice for the third quarter of the 2016-17 rating

year. This invoice covers the period from 1 January to 31 March 2017, and is due for payment by

2 March 2017. If you haven’t received your invoice, please contact our Rates Team on 347 2776

or email rates@selwyn.govt.nz. If you have recently moved or built a house, please contact us to

update your address and contact details.

The average household spends around $54 per week on Selwyn District Council rates, which is

similar to the amount Canterbury households spend on communication and education combined

each week. For your rates the Council provides a wide range of services including roads,

footpaths, parks, libraries, civil defence and rural fire services, rubbish and recycling, water and

wastewater, community halls, swimming pools, local events and lots more.

Explore Selwyn – Mistletoe Track Walk

The Mistletoe Track is a DOC scenic walk nestled in the Craigieburn

Valley. This peaceful spot offers opportunities to spot native birds

like rifleman, bellbird, tomtit and grey warbler and enjoy views of

the mountains.

The track begins with a sheltered, flat walk through forest land crossing

Cave stream before beginning a gradual climb to grassy terraces and

Mountain beech forest. The peak of the track meets up with Lyndon

Saddle, but you can choose to climb higher to get a clearer view of the

mountains for a great photo opportunity.

This track is used by mountain bikes for the first 5 minutes to the

junction with Sidle 73 Track. The main part of Mistletoe Track is not

suitable for mountain bikes. After your walk, you can enjoy lunch or

a snack at the scenic Craigieburn Picnic area, where toilets are also

provided. Watch out for wasps in the summer months.

Time/Distance: 3 hours

return

Difficulty: Medium. Not

suitable for buggies. Dogs

are permitted if on leash.

How to get there:

The track starts at the

Craigieburn picnic shelter

which is signposted from

SH73. It is located about 1

hour twenty minutes from

Rolleston or around an

hour from Darfield.

On the roads this week

Road repairs will occur on Hororata, Southbridge Leeston,

Leaches, Curve and Selwyn Rakaia Roads with traffic controls

operating. Road resurfacing work is planned on Newtons Road with

stop/go controls operating. Footpath reconstruction work is also

planned on Hasendene Place in Lincoln.

Roundabout construction continues at the intersection of Kidman

Street, Byron Street and Tennyson Street. The islands have been

poured with the pavement being formed ready for sealing and the

islands infilled. Temporary traffic management controls are in place but

there will be delays including partial closures at some times during the

remaining construction. Please use an alternative route if possible.

Work is continuing on the Masefield Drive upgrade with kerb and

channel being poured and a new footpath constructed. Temporary

traffic management in place – please take care around this area.

Manse Road roading and stormwater improvement continues with

work to start on a right turn bay construction at High Street. East

Maddisons Road is open to traffic one way only between Ellington

Mews and Goulds Road for sewer installation work.

Road reconstruction continues on Gerald Street (between Springs

Road and Vernon Drive), with traffic controls operating. Stormwater

and roading upgrade work continues on Manse Road, Leeston,

with temporary traffic controls operating.

From around 19 February until the end of February, road surface

repairs will occur on Springston Rolleston Road. Between

Broadlands Drive and Selwyn Road the road will be closed

overnight from 7pm until 6am during this period, but open to

traffic during the daytime. During the daytime drivers will need to

reduce speed, and overnight a detour will operate via Goulds, East

Maddisons and Selwyn Road and Selwyn and Lincoln Rolleston

and Lowes Roads. Please visit www.selwyn.govt.nz for any

updates to this planned closure.

Christchurch Southern Motorway extension

Weedons Road is now open to traffic both ways.

Due to the construction of the Christchurch Southern Motorway

Stage 2, there will be a temporary closure to a section of Trents

Road in Prebbleton. Trents Road, between the corner of Blakes

Road and 150 Trents Road, will be closed to through traffic. Traffic

will be detoured via Blakes Road and Shands Road. Please follow

the orange guide detour signage. The closure will be in place from

as early as Friday 17 February and will remain for up to a year.

Snap send solve to report issues

Did you know you can use a free smartphone app to report any

Council related issues?

Potholes, vandalism to council property and rubbish that has been

dumped illegally are some of the many issues that can be reported

using the app which is called ‘Snap Send Solve.’

The app allows you to take a photo of the problem and submit

a short description of the issue along with this. It uses the GPS

location of your phone to locate where the problem was reported

and generate a service request to the Council.

When using the app you will also need to include a short

description of the problem so that we have enough information to

respond to the report. Once reported issues are reviewed by the

Council with urgent issues being prioritised.

The app can be used on Android or Apple phones. To download the

app visit the Android or Apple app stores and search for ‘snap send

solve’ or visit www.selwyn.govt.nz/helpline

Once the app is downloaded you can lodge a report using the add

photo function, then selecting ‘location’ and following the ‘next’

prompts to include a description of the problem and submit the

report. Adding your contact details allows us to let you know your

request has been responded to.

You can also use our online form at www.selwyn.govt.nz/helpline

to report an issue without submitting a photo.

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

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Notices

RESOURCE CONSENT

APPLICATION

Resource Management Act 1991

Because of their possible

environmental effects, many

activities need a resource

consent from the Council. You

have the right to inspect the full

consent application received by

council at any Council Service

Centre during office hours or

view it at www.selwyn.govt.nz

and make a submission

supporting or opposing the

proposal. Any person may make

a submission but a person,

who is a trade competitor of

the applicant, may do so only if

that person is directly affected

by an effect of the activity to

which the application relates

that (a) adversely affects the

environment and (b) does not

relate to trade competition or the

effects of trade competition.

Applicant: Johnston Civil Limited,

C/- Baseline Group Ltd, PO Box

100, Leeston 7656 (Attention

Kylie Hall, kylie@blg.nz)

Site of Application: 28 Manse

Road, Leeston on Lot 2 DP

69318, Ellesmere Ward

Application: 165456 &165641

- To undertake a subdivision

Meetings

Public Forums: Council,

Community Board and local

committee meetings are open

to the public. Time is available at

the start of meetings for people

to speak on matters of concern.

Please notify Bernadette Ryan

or your local committee at least

three days before the meeting.

Township, Hall and Reserve

Committees: To list or make

changes to meeting details, email

meeting.changes@selwyn.govt.

nz or phone 347 2800 or 318

8338 by 9am Wednesday the

week before publication.

COUNCIL & COMMUNITY

BOARDS

Unless stated meetings are held

at Rolleston Council Building.

Water Race Subcommittee

Mon 13 Feb 1.30pm

Road Safety Committee

Thurs 16 Feb 9.30am

Postponed

Malvern Community Board

Mon 27 Feb 4pm, Arthur’s Pass

Audit & Risk Subcommittee

Wed 1 Mar 3pm

LOCAL COMMITTEES &

ASSOCIATIONS

Coalgate/Glentunnel Reserve

Management Committee

Thurs 23 Feb 8pm

to create 8 residential lots and

earthworks associated with

RC165456.

How to make a submission: If

you wish to support or oppose

a consent application you

must get a written or electronic

submission on Form 13 or

similar into any Council Service

Centre by the closing date 5pm

Wednesday 15 March 2017,

and promptly send a copy to

the applicant’s service address.

Your submission should

be addressed to: Planning

Department, Selwyn District

Council, PO Box 90 Rolleston

7643 or email submissions@

selwyn.govt.nz

This notice is issued under

Section 95A of the Resource

Management Act 1991.

ALCOHOL LICENSE

APPLICATIONS

Applications have been received

for on licences from David

Craig Bradford and Wayne &

Madlen Hospitality Limited.

Submissions on applications are

open until 6 March. Applications

have also been received from

David Craig Bradford for an off

licence, with submissions on this

Coalgate Fire Station

Triennial Election

Darfield Township Committee

Thurs 16 Feb 7.30pm

Darfield Library

Triennial Election

Glentunnel Township Committee

Mon 27 Feb 7.30pm

Glentunnel Hall

Halkett Community Centre

Committee

Wed 22 Feb 7.30pm

Halkett Community Centre

Triennial Election

Hororata Reserve Management

Committee

Wed 1 Mar 7.30pm, Hororata Hall

Killinchy Community Centre

Committee

Mon 20 Feb 7.30pm

Killinchy Community Centre

Kirwee Recreation Reserve

Management Committee

Mon 13 Feb 7.30pm

Kirwee Reserve Sports Pavilion

Kirwee Township Committee

Mon 20 Feb 7.30pm

Kirwee Community Hall

Leeston Park Association

Mon 27 Feb 7.30pm

Leeston Park Pavilion

Prebbleton Reserve Committee

Mon 20 Feb 7.30pm

Information guide coming to

your letterbox

The Council’s information guide for 2017 will soon be delivered to

Selwyn homes.

The 28-page booklet is an A-Z guide of council facilities and services. It

includes information on a wide range of services the Council provides to the

55,000 residents living in Selwyn – from libraries, to water and roads, parks,

civil defence, rubbish and recycling collection and animal control.

You can expect to find the guide in your letterbox within the next week.

Extra copies are also available at council libraries and service centres.

If you’re a new resident we also have a webpage you can visit to find out

more about Council services – see www.selwyn.govt.nz/newtoselwyn

application open until 7 March,

and from Yvonne Joan Grant

for an off licence renewal with

submissions open until 2 March.

For details see www.selwyn.

govt.nz/alcoholnotices.

MOBILE LIBRARY TIMETABLE

Wednesday 15 February

Hororata School 11.30am-1pm

Greendale School 1.20-1.50pm

Thursday 16 February

Rolleston First Learners

11-11.30am

Paradise for Little Angels

Rolleston 1.30-2pm

Edukids Faringdon 2.15-2.45pm

Monday 20 February

Hororata Play Centre 9.30-10am

Darfield Preschool & Nursery

10.30-11am

Springfield School

12.30-1.30pm

Sheffield Hall 2-2.30pm

Tuesday 21 February

Tai Tapu Monkeys & Munchkins

10-10.30am

Whippersnappers Lincoln

10.45-11.15am

West Melton School

12.45-1.30pm

West Melton Learning Centre

1.30-1.50pm

West Melton Domain 2-2.30pm

Prebbleton Community Cottage

Rhodes Park Domains Board

Thurs 16 Feb 7.30pm

Tai Tapu Golf Club

Triennial Election

Rolleston Residents

Association Inc.

Mon 27 Feb 7.30pm

Rolleston Community Centre

Sheffield Waddington

Community Committee

Thurs 16 Feb 7.30pm

Sheffield Community Hall

Southbridge Advisory

Committee

Mon 27 Feb 7.30pm

Southbridge Hall Supper Room

Triennial Election

Southbridge Reserve

Committee

Mon 27 Feb 7.30pm

Southbridge Hall Supper Room

Triennial Election

Springston Reserve Committee

Wed 15 Feb 7.30pm

Errol Tweedy Pavilion

Weedons Reserve Committee

Mon 20 Feb 7.30pm

Weedons Reserve Pavilion

Triennial Election

West Melton Reserve Board

Committee

Mon 20 Feb 7.30pm

West Melton Rugby Club

District Council

2017 INFORMATION FOR RESIDENTS

Selwyn Events

THURSDAY

16

FEBRUARY

FRIDAY

17

FEBRUARY

WEDNESDAY

22

FEBRUARY

THURSDAY

23

FEBRUARY

THURSDAY

23

FEBRUARY

FRIDAY

24

FEBRUARY

FRIDAY

24

FEBRUARY

SUNDAY

26

FEBRUARY

WEDNESDAY

1

MARCH

Picnic in the Park

West Melton 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!

Drive in family movie –

Inside Out

Rolleston Community Centre,

7-9.30pm

Grab your friends & family, snacks,

drive in & tune your radio to our

special frequency to enjoy a great

family movie!

Summer Skate Jam

Darfield Skate Park, 4-6pm

Fun for children & young people

with free gear hire & coaching

from experienced skaters, prizes

& competitions

Proposed Christmas

Parade – West Melton

West Melton Community Centre,

7.30pm

A public meeting to discuss the

possibility of an annual Christmas

parade. All welcome, including clubs

& groups. Phone Ian on 027 347 7000

Picnic in the Park

Leeston 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!

Connecting the Generations

– Adopt a Grandparent

Lincoln Plunket, 3.15pm on

Enjoy a free sausage sizzle from

Lincoln’s Community Care, Plunket,

Toy Library & Play Centre & tell us how

you would like this project to look

Outdoor Family Movie –

The Goonies

Lincoln Green (behind library),

7-9.30pm

Get your friends & family together, grab

a bite to eat & enjoy a family friendly

movie on our huge outdoor screen.

BYO seat, bean bag or blanket

Music on the Green

Darfield Domain, 4.30-7pm

Pack a picnic & be entertained by

outstanding local musicians. Free

Summer Skate Jam

Tai Tapu School, 4-6pm

Fun for children & young people

with free gear hire & coaching

from experienced skaters, prizes

& competitions

For information on listing a community event visit

www.selwyn.govt.nz/councilcall

Leeston Library & Service Centre

19 Messines Street, Leeston

Ph 347 2871

Lincoln Library & Service Centre

Gerald Street, Lincoln

Ph 347 2876

(03) 347 2800

Darfield call free 318 8338

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SPORTS

SELWYN TIMES

Patterson’s century

puts Lincoln in

the box seat

SOLID DEFENCE: Arthur Patterson pushes the ball away in defence.

AN UNBEATEN 121 from Arthur

Patterson has put Lincoln firmly in the

box seat in their two-day match against

Oxford, which began at Lincoln Domain

on Saturday.

Lincoln declared at 232/4 after 55 overs,

with Patterson ably supported by his

brother, Hugh, who hit 56. The two spent

more than an hour together in the middle

before Hugh Patterson was removed.

Oxford’s best bowler was Luke Waghorn,

taking 2/70.

In response, Oxford limped to 84/7 before

declaring still 148 runs behind, in the

hopes of taking some quick wickets late in

the day. Hugh Patterson starred with the

ball, taking 4/12.

Lincoln batted for seven further overs

and were 7/1 in their second innings at the

close of play.

•South Malvern were firmly on the back

foot after batting first against Sefton and

being bundled out for 121 in 35.3 overs.

Sefton bowler Barry Cross ripped the

top order apart taking five of the top six

batsmen, finishing with 5/24 from eight

overs. A club record partnership of 186 for

the second wicket between Tim Harrison

and Lance Taylor, eclipsing the 148 of

Cory James and Nigel Granger in 2004,

helped Sefton reply with a monstrous

total. Taylor and Harrison both posted

centuries. Sefton declared at the end of the

day’s play at 347/5, after just 55 overs, leaving

South Malvern 226 runs in arrears.

•At Weedons, visitors Southbrook won

the toss and chose to bat first on a flat

track. But plans of a big score were soon

erased as they were shot out for a measly

80.

In reply, Weedons racked up 250, with

Kane Meyerhoff cracking a tonne, to put

them in the box seat for an outright victory.

At stumps, Southbrook were 74/2,

with Tom Rodden on 37 not out and Darryn

Boyle unbeaten on 15.

•Greendale and Leeston-Southbridge are

locked in a tight tussle, with the combined

side sneaking first innings points.

Greendale batted first and were all out

for 148, with Blair Chapman again topscoring

with 77. An unbeaten 65 by Tim

Field helped Leeston-Southbridge steal

first innings spoils, all out for 149.

PHOTOS: KAREN CASEY

LEG SIDE: Jamie Chapman taps the

ball away.

AROUND THE CORNER: Hugh Patterson

tries to turn one away on the leg side.

SAFE: Ryno Van de Murwe makes his

ground before the bails come off.

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Keegan leading as

Ruapuna race looms

FEW PUNDITS would be

totally surprised that former

national modified champion

Luke Keegan is among the

pacesetters in this Hydraulink

War of the Wings Sprintcar

Series.

But the 36-year-old from

Christchurch is slightly surprised

that he goes into the last

three rounds as the series points

leader in spite of having not yet

won a feature race.

He is keen notch up his first

win at Ruapuna Speedway this

Saturday night when the fifth

round is contested.

“Winning a feature is the aim

of the game but I’m not focusing

on that too hard,” Keegan said.

“We’re putting more energy

into getting some more speed

out of the car. I’ve still got a bit

to learn but we’re getting there.”

Keegan, who is in his first

season of racing sprintcars

started his career at Ruapuna

in the late 1990s and went

on to racing V8 modifieds at

Woodford Glen, where he

was one of their most successful

racers on the national

stage.

The competitive nature of

the sprintcar class along with

the lure of the $60,000 War

OUT IN FRONT: Sprintcar Series points leader, Christchurch’s Luke Keegan, puts his

American built V8 sprintcar through its paces at Ruapuna Speedway.

PHOTO: MAINLAND PHOTOS ​

of the Wings series prize pool

has enticed him and his car

owners Boulton Motor Sport to

Ruapuna.

It is Keegan’s consistent

performances that have reaped

him a solid points haul at each

of the four rounds to date.

He is the only driver to have

secured ‘top three’ points

positions at each of those

rounds courtesy of good

performances in the time trials,

heat races and features and

although Jamie Duff has won

three of the four feature races,

on each occasion Keegan has

been on the podium.

Halswell keep

top sport on

cricket table

THE HALSWELL cricket side

have dismantled Merivale-Papanui,

winning their two-day match by an

innings and five runs to retain first

place in the competition.

Merivale-Papanui, who came into

the match sitting third on the table,

had won the toss and elected to bat

first at Edgar MacIntosh Park.

However, the Halswell opening

bowlers dominated from the start,

dismissing Merivale-Papanui for just

85, with Matt Parr, Dayle Eathorne

and Leighton Johnston all taking

three wickets each.

In reply, Halswell batted with far

more discipline before declaring at

184/9. James Pearson top scored with

55, while Eathorne got 39 and Matt

McLintock 38.

Merivale-Papanui survived 15 minutes

to be 13 without loss at stumps

on the first day.

However, day two, played on

Saturday, saw more superb bowling

from the Halswell bowlers. Although

Merivale-Papanui were 40 without

loss at one stage, it was only a brief

reprieve.

Mike Chatterton (three wickets),

Geoff Barclay, Johnston and Eathorne

(two wickets each) helped Halswell

take 10 wickets for 52 runs, dismissing

them for 92 to secure the victory.

Halswell’s next outing will be

another away game against second

placed Heathcote, starting on Saturday.

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JONES ROAD

ROLLESTON

A new look for

a new year

Mon-Fri

6.45am-6pm

Sat 8am-12 noon

(WOFs only)

3 TRUCKS

3 CARS

3 LUBES

3 SERVICING

3 FLEET WORK

3 BOATS

3 DIESEL INJECTOR

3 & PUMP SERVICING

3 ENGINE TUNING

3 BRAKES

3 MAXXIS TYRES

3 WHEEL ALIGNMENTS

3 BATTERIES

3 WOFs

3 CAMBELTS

AND MUCH MORE!

839 Jones Road, Rolleston

P.O. Box 16 Rolleston

Phone Simon on 347 7110

or Mobile 027 272 9213

Need a Professional

Electrician?

Call Laser Electrical Rolleston!

Residential • Industrial • Commercial • Rural • Dairy

Laser Electrical Rolleston, 831 Jones Road, Rolleston

www.laserelectrical.co.nz

(0800 527 374)

A new year brings resolutions about

what we will change in our lives and

homes.

We may consider replacing dated

curtains or tired furniture, or thinking

about adding life to the deck or patio.

Classic Curtains & Interiors in Jones

Road are the professionals when it comes

to curtains. They can also assist with

furniture restoration or finding a chair to

brighten up a corner in the living area or a

bedroom.

They have a great selection of curtain

fabrics for indoors along with upholstery

fabrics for the interior or exterior; the

latter having been scientifically developed

to cope with the sun’s harsh UV rays.

There is also an upholstery service with

a catalogue of new chairs that can be

upholstered in the fabric of your choice.

These range from small to large armchairs,

wing chairs, dining chairs, sofas, footstools

Not just a tyre shop!

• On-farm services - NO CALLOUT FEE (Selwyn district)

• 24 hour fleet service

• Full mechanical repairs

• Nitrogen fills, batteries, WOF, shock absorbers

• Agricultural tyres

• Car tyres, 4x4 tyres, light truck tyres, truck & bus tyres

• Wheel alignments, puncture repairs, full groom

Courtesy car available.

Kiddie’s toys & entertainment.

enjoy a free coffee, massage

(chair) & tV while you wait.

Mon-Fri 7.30am-5.00pm, saturday 9am-12pm

Call 03 347 4702

or 0800 838 973

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and headboards; all

covered in your choice

of fabric.

Worth a look are three

new chairs in-store. Each has

its own style like the chair with a

nifty storage box underneath that is

ideal for a bedroom, child’s room or

outdoors when covered in an outdoor

upholstery fabric; offering a place for

beer coolers or cricket balls.

Classic Curtains & Interiors’ great

range of fabric samples encompasses

the gamut of colours and designs,

from plain fabrics to stripes,

geometrics and florals, in neutrals

and soft pastels through to strong vibrant

colours. They can source fabric for you

where you have a particular idea in mind,

and they provide an upholstery service for

restoring and/or re-upholstering furniture,

giving it a new lease of life or point of

difference.

Classic Curtains & Interiors are

specialists in curtaining of all kinds. They

supply curtain fabrics, venetians, roller

and vertical blinds and make curtains,

voiles, soft blinds like Roman blinds and

soft furnishings such as cushions. They

also supply linings including block-out

and soft block linings, which Maxine

recommends for all curtains to help keep

the intense heat of summer out of the

house, and to retain heat in the

home in cooler weather.

If you have a New Year’s

resolution that includes adding

our own personal touch to your

home with arts and crafts on the

agenda then check out Classic

Curtains & Interiors’ fabric and

decoupage range for making or

decorating cards, tote or nappy

bags, boxes, runners, wall hangings, school

bags and more. There are pens for writing

on fabric, stencils, inks, stamps and felt

decorations.

UPDATE YOUR

FURNITURE

Come and see

our huge range of

upholstery fabrics

You will find Classic Curtains &

Interiors at 817 Jones Road (the iZone

side of Rolleston). You can contact

them on 03 347 4295; email: info@

classiccurtains.nz or visit their website:

http://classiccurtains.nz/. They are open:

9.00-4.30pm Monday-Friday and 9.00-

12.00 Saturdays.

Jones Road

Curtains | Blinds | Upholstery | Fabrics | Cushions | Crafts

Classic Curtains & Interiors

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Phone 347 4020

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Bowls champion of champions

• By Karolyn Boon

DUNSANDEL’S Chris Dalzell

and Leeston’s Anne Chapman

have gone from champions to

champions of champions.

To earn a Champion of

Champions title in the Ellesmere

bowls sub centre you have

to win your club championship

and then take on the winners

from other clubs in the area.

For the juniors, this is often

the first real test for them and,

although there are only seven

clubs in Ellesmere, there have

often been many games played

and won at club level to get to

be a champion. You are a junior

bowler for the first five years in

a club.

It was a cracker of a day

for the juniors’ event, held at

Southbridge, which will host all

Champion of Champions events

this year.

In the men’s competition,

there were four club champions

which entered and in the first

game, Southbridge’s Jo Smith

played Keith Hanham from

Akaroa. It was a slow start for

Smith who was down 1-10 and

4-15 before relaxing and settling

into the game only to go down

19-21.

In the other game, Dalzell had

a comfortable win over first-year

bowler Ken Chapman, of Leeston,

21-8.

The final was then between

Dalzell and Hanham, a second

year bowler. Dalzell, a finalist in

last year’s championships, displayed

his four years’ experience

on the green. That didn’t stop

Hanham from pushing him,

as the shot changed four times

with excellent draw bowls, but it

was Dalzell’s driving ability that

won that end. Dalzell won 21-6.

This may have been the first

year that two families played

each other in the men’s and

women’s competitions, which

featured the Dalzell siblings and

husband and wife Anne and

Ken Chapman.

Alana Dalzell, of Dunsandel,

was a contender in the women’s

match coming up against Chapman,

of Leeston. Dalzell was

slow to start in what was to be

a spectacle of a game. Dalzell

clawed her way into the game

and, like Smith in the men’s, settled

into things. However, it was

Chapman with a year’s experience

over Dalzell that managed

to win it, 21-20.

Chapman played Lincoln’s

Pam Greenside in the final,

which was a little one-sided one

a stage, at 11-4 to Chapman.

Greenside just kept drawing to

pick up a four and bring it to

12-10, but two ends later, Chapman

picked up a four and then a

three to close the game out and

win 21-13.

ON TOP: Anne Chapman and Chris Dalzell won the Ellesmere

juniors’ Champion of Champions titles.

There were some excellent

bowls played over the morning

and no doubt we will see these

names again.

SPORTS

In Brief

HOCKEY OPEN DAY

The new Waikirikiri Sports

Club will hold an open day at

Rolleston’s Foster Park on Sunday.

It has been set up to foster

hockey in eastern Selwyn, but

the intention is for the club to

eventually include other sports

which are currently not widely

available in Selwyn. Junior

hockey teams up to under-13

level are expected to be entered

into this year’s Canterbury

Hockey winter competition.

NETBALL TRIALS

Ellesmere Combined Netball

is taking player registrations

until February 23. Go to www.

sporty.co.nz/ellesmerecombinednetball/

to register. Trials

will be held at the Leeston

Netball Centre on Carston St.

On February 26, trials will be

held for year 5 and 6 players

at 9.30-10.15am, year 7 and

8 players at 10-11.15am, year

9 and up players at 11am-

12.45pm. On March 1, trials

will be held for year 7 and 8

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year 9 and up players at 6-7pm.

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Email tom.doudney@starmedia.kiwi

by 5pm each Wednesday

Scrabble Club

Wednesday, 1.30-3.30pm

Go along to the Scrabble

Club. No obligation, just go

along when you can and join

the friendly group. Some boards

provided, but feel free to take

your own. The session is suitable

for all ages.

Te Hapua Halswell Centre, 341

Halswell Rd.

Minecraft Club

Thursday, 3.30-4.30pm

Get creative, start crafting.

Build imaginative worlds and

battle nocturnal creatures at the

learning centres’ minecraft club.

A tutor will be in attendance to

supervise and assist if necessary.

The programme is for pupils

aged 8-13 years. The cost is $20

per term.

Te Hapua Halswell Centre, 341

Halswell Rd

Picnic in the Park West

Melton

Thursday, 5.30-7.30pm

Fun family activities with the

Selwyn Events games trailer,

live music, bouncy castles, face

painting, Pedalmania, Adam

Allsorts and more. Activities for

all ages to get involved and prizes

up for grabs. A free sausage

sizzle is available but people are

encouraged to pack a picnic and

make an evening of it.

West Melton Domain, West

Melton Rd. No entry fee.

Southbridge Horticultural

Society’s Annual Flower Show

Friday, admission from 2pm,

prize-giving 8pm

This good old fashioned country

flower show is now in its 117 th

year, one of the longest running

in the country. Go and see the

floral, vegetable, home produce,

photography and handcraft

displays. Exhibits may be entered

between 8-10.30am on the day,

or between 7-8.30pm the evening

prior.

Southbridge Town Hall, High

St. General admission $5.

Rolleston Drive-in Movie

Friday, 7-9.30pm

Get your friends and family

together, grab a bite to eat and

enjoy a family-friendly movie

outdoors. Pull into a car park,

tune into the special frequency

on your car radio and chill out

in front of a large outdoor

screen. The movie is Inside Out.

Rolleston Community Centre

car park. No entry fee.

Markets this weekend

The local markets have a lot on

offer, from fresh produce to hand

made crafts.

BARGAINS FOR CHANGE: A giant garage sale at Lincoln Baptist Church on Saturday will raise

funds for both local and international change projects. Stalls include clothing, bedding, toys,

books, games, baking and preserves, plants and general items. There is also a cafe, sausage

sizzle and children’s entertainment. The funds will go to groups supported by the church which

include its own youth group, Lincoln High School, the Waiwera Youth Trust, six families working

in overseas mission posts, Tear Fund and Hagar which helps rescue and rehabilitate trafficked

women in Asia. The church is at 530 Birchs Rd and the garage sale will be held from 9am to 1pm. ​

West Melton Market: Saturday,

9am-12pm. St Paul’s

Church.

Leeston Market: Saturday

9.30-12.30pm. Ellesmere Cooperating

Church, High St. Free

entry.

Lincoln Farmers’ and Craft

Market: Saturday, 10am-1pm.

Gerald St, Lincoln.

Darfield Market: Saturday,

9am-1pm, opposite Challenge

Darfield, South Tce.

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 handicapped start to cater

for different abilities.

Lincoln Road Runners: Tuesday

registration from 5.30pm

starts at 6pm. 3km or 6km.

Starts at Lincoln University.

Gold coin donations.

Malvern Road Runners: Tuesday

registration from 5.40pm

starts at 6pm. 3km or 6km.

Starts from Malvern Netball

Centre.

Prebbleton Runners: Tuesday

registration from 6pm. 3km or

6km walk or run. Starts from

Prebbleton Reserve soccer

ground. Gold coin donations.

Ellesmere Road Runners:

Wednesday registration from

5.45pm starts at 6pm. 3km or

6km walk or run. Starts from

Leeston Physiotherapy.

The Laboratory are pleased to announce their

first Arts On Tour NZ event for 2017 will be on

Monday 27 February presenting hugely popular

violinist Fiona Pears. Touring together with her

husband, English record producer and musician

Ian Tilley on piano, Pete Fleming on double bass

and Burke Goffe on guitar, Fiona will play a mix

of musical styles including tango, gypsy, Celtic,

classical and jazz - some traditional, many her own

compositions. In clubs, theatres, iconic country

halls and even a band rotunda – Fiona and her

band will be entertaining audiences up and down

the country this February with Arts on Tour NZ.

Besides her amazing technique, Fiona knows how

to enjoy herself on stage, and that enjoyment is

contagious.

She’s a crowd favourite….

Tickets are $20 and available over the bar or

online from eventfinda.co.nz

Look forward to more great performances at

ticketed events at The Laboratory throughout

2017. Check out our website for these and other

great community events at The Laboratory -

www.thelaboratory.co.nz

“The audience couldn’t help but smile as we

recognised that here was a musician who not only

has an amazingly accomplished technique, but she’s

also up on stage having a ball.” – Nelson Mail .

“Banish from your minds all preconceptions of

orthodoxy in the world of the violin. Fiona Pears

has largely rewritten the script” – The New Zealand

Herald.

The Laboratory is opening especially on a Monday

(when normally closed) so the whole venue will

be given over to the show. The show starts at 7pm

and will run for a couple of hours including an

interval.

The bar will be open with a limited menu available

on the night and seats are limited, so do book a

table by calling 325 3006 if you have purchased a

ticket and want to ensure you get a great seat to

dine while you enjoy the show.


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Gardening

SELWYN TIMES

You can’t beat the taste of beetroot

Want to grow great beets? Rachel Vogan tells what you need to know

AS FAR as crops go, beetroot is a bit of

a super hero in my book.

It is one of the few vegetables that I

can eat raw, boiled, steamed, roasted,

pickled or added into a juice.

The leaves also regularly feature in

my salads, slaws and sammies. Even

better, it happily grows all year round,

so I am never without it in the garden.

It’s a good-looking vegetable, too;

the leaves look attractive no matter

what time of year, and you can’t say

that of many veges.

I call it ‘Mr Versatility’.

WHEN AND WHERE

A sunny spot is best, although

beetroot will cope with a couple of

hours of shade. Soil-wise, all root

crops like beetroot, carrot, parsnip,

radish and salsify require a loose, open

soil (‘friable’ is the technical term),

so dig it over until the texture looks

like breadcrumbs. If you are planting

into containers, use vegetable potting

mix. This stuff is great, as it is loose

and easy for the roots to wriggle and

anchor themselves into.

TOP CROP FOR POTS

Beetroot grows happily in pots and

containers. The trick to getting the

best results is to use the best potting

mix to start with. As a crop, they take

about three months to mature, and the

soil needs to have plenty of nutrients

for it to perform. Tubs should be 20-

30cm deep, and avoid cramming too

many plants into the pot – all this will

do is force more top growth, and limit

the size of the root.

SEED VERSUS SEEDLINGS

The choice is yours, especially at this

time of year. The seeds are a good size

and easy to handle in your fingers;

sow in rows of finely-cultivated soil

about 1cm deep.

The seedlings will appear in a few

weeks, and once they are fingerlength,

thin them out to allow 5-10cm

between each plant.

Seeds can be sown in spring,

summer and autumn. Avoid winter

sowing as they take a long time to

germinate when the ground is cold.

Seedlings can be planted all year

round. Look for the smaller seedlings,

as these are less likely to have as much

root disturbance when you tease

them apart. Remember beetroot is a

root crop, and most root crops do not

handle transplanting that well.

Soak the punnets in a bucket of

seaweed tonic before planting out, as

this will allow the roots to easily tease

themselves apart.

Using a stick or dibber, poke holes

into the ground to allow the entire

root to go straight into the soil.

GROWING AND HARVESTING

Start harvesting by pulling alternate

roots, this spreads the harvest, and

remaining plants left in the soil have

room to get bigger in size. The roots

develop slightly above ground level, so

avoid covering them with soil.

WHICH ONES TO GROW

• ‘Globe’, true to its name, is round,

dark-red in colour, and is popular

for bottling when small.

• ‘Burpees Golden Globe’ is a pretty

pale-yellow, golden-coloured

beetroot, best eaten when between

golf-ball and tennis-ball size.

• ‘Baby Beet’ is a small variety with

good colour and flavour. It matures

quickly and pulling can commence

six to seven weeks after sowing.

• ‘Monorubra’ has a tapered long

root ideal for slicing, and is quickgrowing.

• ‘Cylindra’, as its name suggests, has

a cylindrical shape that makes it

excellent for slicing.

• ‘Chioggia’, notable for its pretty red

and white concentric markings, is a

sweet, round beet.

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Look after roses during hot weather

It’s hot out there!

Rachel Vogan has

tips to keep your

roses performing at

their best in summer

conditions

ROSES JUST say: “Look at me!”,

and why wouldn’t you look at

them? Coming in a tapestry

of shapes, colours and sizes, it

shouldn’t be any surprise they

are the world’s most popular

flower.

One of the best things about

roses is they have a very

generous spirit and, even better,

a forgiving nature. They just

want to please, so if you don’t

have the time or inclination to

do anything with your roses at

the moment, don’t panic, they

are still going to grow – but if

you do spend some time and

energy on them, the rewards will

speak for themselves.

WATERING

To keep roses at their best water

deeply and avoid getting any

water on the flowers or foliage.

I know this sounds pedantic,

but if you want a flawless flower

that’s the best tip I can give you.

Drop the hose nozzle down onto

the ground and enjoy the plant’s

beauty for 10 or 20 seconds, then

move on to the next plant. If you

do this twice a week, they will

love you for it.

Water on the leaves and flowers

can cause all sorts of problems,

especially fungal and disease

issues, like black spot, mildew

and rust. Prevention is far easier

to manage, hence my suggestion

to keep the water at ground

level. When water sits on the

petals overnight, especially as

summer changes to autumn, the

night air gets much cooler and

the droplets can burn the petals

leaving freckle-like spots on the

flowers.

BLOOMS: To create a new flush of stems like these

(left), deadhead on a regular basis. Rose ‘Playboy’ is

a real attention-getter with its colourful display;

MULCHING & FEEDING

Roses are hard-working plants,

and they can chew through the

soil’s nutrients quickly during

hot periods. An application of

rose fertiliser now and a thick

layer of rose mulch will replenish

the soil’s fertility and give it a

welcome boost. If you did this

back in spring, you can hold off

until autumn, but if you missed

this step do it now. The mulch

helps keep the roots cooler and

enables the soil to hold onto

more moisture. Look for rosespecific

fertiliser and mulch

because it does the best job, and

if you are feeling generous, a

drench of seaweed tonic or liquid

plant food won’t go unrewarded

with bigger and better blooms.

STAKING & TRAINING

Staking is a good way to support

standard roses from being

thrown around in the wind. Use

a thick stake, and tie the trunk

to it with some sort of soft tie

or stocking. With climbers, the

stems are quite pliable when they

are young. On a regular basis,

secure the new stems while they

are still malleable to whatever

structure you are growing them

up. Cable ties are easy to use and

blend into the background.

DEADHEADING

Deadheading is an easy job. By

doing it on a regular basis, it

speeds up the repeat flowering

and makes for a tidier plant.

Either remove the dead flower

head or cut the stem down to

the first or second set of leaves.

When you are doing this, also

consider the overall shape of the

plant and trim longer branches

back to encourage a bushier

plant and to even up the growth

habit.

CUT FLOWERS

Keep picking roses. The best

time of day to pick them is first

thing in the morning. Plunge

them straight into a bucket of

water to the neck of the bloom.

They will happily sit like this for

hours if you don’t have time to

make an arrangement straight

after cutting them. Place them

somewhere cool away from

direct sunlight.

PROBLEMS

Pests and diseases often appear

at this time of year due to the

hot temperatures and

inconsistent watering. If

problems occur, spray as soon

as you spot a problem. Again,

prevention is better than cure,

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SELWYN RURAL LIFE

SELWYN TIMES

Expert to run dogtraining

workshop

Participants attending the dog-training

workshop being held in Darfield this Friday

will be taught how to train their sheepdogs by

an expert in the field – top New Zealand dog

triallist Lloyd Smith.

Organised by Beef+Lamb New Zealand

and designed to train farmers to train their

dogs, these workshops are part of a suite of

workshops held throughout New Zealand,

and are run whenever and wherever there is

a demand.

Mr Smith has been providing the training

for around eight years, and says he took it

up to help young shepherds and farmers by

offering the type of training he didn’t have

when he started out in the farming sector.

“I didn’t have much idea when I started

but I was keen to learn how to work around

sheep,” he says.

Having mastered the skill of dog handling,

and gone on to become a highly successful

dog trial competitor, Mr Smith is passing on

the benefit of his experience and expertise.

“There’s not a lot of resources out there

to teach people how to train their dogs, but

it’s much better for the dogs’ welfare to be

trained. There are a lot of potentially great

dogs that get ruined and unfortunately even

put down, and that’s just because of people’s

ignorance. They don’t know what to do.”

Mr Smith will bring his own eight dogs

to the Darfield workshop – four heading

dogs and four Huntaways, which are at

different stages of their own training. He

will take participants through a step-by-step

demonstration process, changing the dogs

accordingly.

He says it is important to get bad habits out

of a dog right from the start, but that it is also

important for owners to be flexible with their

dogs, as they all have different characteristics.

As there is a lot of information to take in

over one afternoon, Lloyd Smith’s book and

DVD, Pup Pen to Paddock, will be available

for purchase so participants can have them to

refer to and continue their training on their

farm.

The workshop is being held at Shelterdale

Farm, 1207 Rockwood Road, Darfield on

Friday, February 17 starting at 1.30pm and

finishing at 6pm with a light barbecue. Tea

and coffee will be supplied.

There is no charge for the workshop, but

registration is essential. Email Theresa.

laws@beeflambnz.com. Participants are

requested not to bring their own dogs.

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SELWYN RURAL LIFE

New protein ingredient

boosts company’s sports

nutrition market

In what is believed to be a world first,

Fonterra’s dairy ingredients business

NZMP has developed a new protein

ingredient that delivers at least 10 per cent

more protein than other standard whey

protein offerings.

Fonterra lead technologist, Neil Fraser

says while some protein ingredients have

traditionally been formulated from cheese

whey, NZMP has used lactic casein whey to

make the protein ingredient. Designed for

use in sports drinks and energy bars, the

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Dave Elgar lab

“The NZMP protein has been developed

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The United States leads the way in the

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the launch of the NZMP SureProtein

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PMS 152 / PMS 154

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Classifieds Contact us today Phone our local team 03 379 1100

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CARS Wanted. Fair

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0800 239 325

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DUNSANDEL STOP

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experienced staff member

to join the team. Must have

experience in cooking/

serving in the shop. Full

time up to 45 hours per

week incl some weekend

work. Please phone Ben

325 4154

Situations Vacant

Situations Vacant Situations Vacant Situations Vacant

Dispatch & Logistics Assistant.

Oakleys Premium Fresh Vegetables are located at Southbridge, near the Rakaia

River mouth. We are a large scale vegetable grower of mainly potatoes and

broccoli. We also grow pumpkins and beetroot and some arable crops. We have a

Vegetable Packhouse in which we pack our vegetables for sale in supermarkets all

over New Zealand.

We are looking for a Dispatch & Logistics Assistant.

Requirements and expectations for the position are:

• Accurate record keeping skills

• Ensuring products are dispatched without damage

• Efficient management of storage space in cold rooms

• To ensure good health & safety standards are maintained

• Current forklift license

• NZ residency or valid NZ work visa

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• Scheduling transportation of produce for delivery

• Trailer exchange supporting broccoli harvesting operation

• Hydrocooling broccoli and stacking it into cold room

• Labelling broccoli ordered by customer

• Daily recording of stock movements in cold room

• Making up of daily orders

• Signing/confirming all inwards receipts

• Loading/unloading trucks and trailers

•Weekly stock take of pallets and crates

Hours of work:

Monday to Saturday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Hours may vary to best suit the operation of the department.

Please e-mail your applications to

office@oakleys.co.nz

and include references.

2 colour spot

PMS 152 / PMS 154

Public Notices

Tai Tapu netball Club

Trials and aGM

Senior TrialS

Wednesday 15th February 2017 5.45pm

for registration and 6.15pm trials

Monday 20th February 2017 6.15pm trials

Trial fee of $20:00 must be paid at trials

(Deducted off subs)

Junior TrialS

Tuesday 21st February 2017 3.15pm for

registration and 3.45 trials

Thursday 23rd February 2017 3.45pm

All trials will be held at

Rhodes Domain, Tai Tapu

Please register online at

www.sporty.co.nz/taitapunetball

Enquiries:

Kathy Hely Ph: 3296891

aGM

Thursday 16th February 2017

7.30pm at club rooms, Rhodes Park

All welcome

tai tapu school 150 th celebration

come and celebrate with us on the weekend of

10 th , 11 th and 12 th March 2017

Tell your family and friends, ex pupils, teachers,

PTA, Board members and friends and community.

all welcome!

email your interest to: 150 th registration@taitapu.school.nz

Website: www.taitapu.school.nz | school phone 329 6796

Facebook: https://www.facebook.co./taitapuschool

Sporting Notices

Centennial Manager

12 months (Term time)

fixed-term

15-20 hours per week

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced event

or PR professional to help us co-ordinate our 2018

Centennial. You’ll be part of a small but dedicated team

who are working toward making this event something

truly special.

We are looking for someone who:

• Is self-motivated

• Has lots of initiative

• Is a great communicator and writer

• Has proven experience in the areas of event

management and communications/PR

• Has a ‘solutions-focussed’ worldview

• Can work unsupervised

• Is able to juggle many tasks and still meet deadlines

• Has an eye for detail

• Loves to laugh!

A full job description is available on our website under

‘staff vacancies’: www.villa.school.nz

Applications close Wednesday 22 February, 2017.

Please email your CV, covering letter and contacts for

two referees to:

Judi Wilson

Development Officer

Villa Maria College

jwi@villa.school.nz

Caretaker Position

Prebbleton School

35 hours per week

You will need to have a range of skills such as;

gardening, general handyman and dealing with

all the quirks of working in a school.

We’re looking for a person who takes pride in

their work, likes children and enjoys being part

of a hard-working staff. You must be

self-managing, energetic and show initiative.

Applications close Wednesday 22 February.

Apply by post, or email to kima@prebbleton.

school.nz. Include CV, covering letter and

contact details for two professional referees.

Job description available on our website

http://www.prebbleton.school.nz/Web/47/.

Fixed Term Potato Harvester Operator

Oakley’s Premium Fresh Vegetables are a large

scale vegetable grower based in Southbridge. We

are looking for a competent machinery operator to

drive our potato harvester for this year’s harvest

season from February until about middle of May.

Tasks will include:

•Operating Grimme 85-55 single row offset harvester

•To carry out basic daily servicing of the machine

Requirements of the applicant:

•Be competent tractor driver, potato harvesting

experience would be preferable

•Be a team player and fit into our versatile

working environment

•Applicant should have NZ residency or a

valid NZ work permit

Hours of Work:

•Hours of work will be 45-50 hours per week

•Applicant need to be flexible with their working

hours and there is a requirement to be available for

some weekend hours

Please apply by e-mail at

office@oakleys.co.nz including your CV

and make sure you include references.

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DRIVETECH LTD

FREEPHONE 0508 2 DRIVE (37483) OR 03 348 8481

info@drivetech.co.nz | www.drivetech.co.nz

Springston Netball Club

TRIALS

Springston Domain,

Ellesmere Junction Road

Sunday 19th February

Primary 3.15pm

Senior 4.30pm

Thursday 23rd February

If required 2nd Trial

Primary 3.30pm

Senior 5.30pm

An administration fee of $20 is to be paid

before Trialing and this will be deducted

from your registration fee.

Enquiries:

Alaina Skews-Bunting 027 333 2454

springstonnetballclub@gmail.com

Come and join our fabulous club

Springston Netball Club

AnnuAl GenerAl

MeetinG

Tuesday 21st February, 7:30pm

Errol Tweedy Pavilion

Springston Domain

Ellesmere Junction Road

Enquiries:

Alaina Skews-Bunting 027 333 2454

springstonnetballclub@gmail.com


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OPEN HOME

DARFIELD LANDSBOROUGH LIFESTYLE AWAITS

Get in quick! This impressive home has to be seen

to be believed. Just 2 years new this home has been

positioned, designed and built for the discerning buyer

that wants to ensure no stone has been left unturned.

With 4 large bedrooms, 2 luxurious bathrooms, a formal

lounge, an informal living, dining area; kitchen designed

with input from an American Chef, this house will quickly

become home.

Positioned within the upmarket Landsborough

subdivision, you will be captivated by the view of the

mountains, tucked away from the prying eyes of those

out for a Sunday drive, this home oozes charm, character

and privacy. The indoor outdoor flow faces the view.

The oversized 3 bay shed with three phase power

completes the picture for a hobbyist to work away on

their projects. One of the bays features an over-sized

door opening perfect for storing the caravan, boat or

motorhome; this is the perfect lock and leave property

ensuring lifestyle and home living at its finest.

Darfield is just 25 minutes to the airport, 20 minutes to

Rolleston and all its amenities. With an excellent primary

and high school families are well catered for. The growing

township retains its rural charm and 10 Whitcombe Place

holds a special place to ensure all the area has to offer.

M-A

MATSON & ALLAN

REAL ESTATE LIMITED

$859,000

www.marealestate.co.nz/096

OPEN HOME: Sun 19th Feb 2.00pm – 2.30pm

Sue Robinson

Contact:

W 03 318 8204

M 021 409 050

E sue@marealestate.co.nz

Paul Robinson

Contact:

W 03 318 8204

M 021 277 2690

E paul@marealestate.co.nz

10 Whitcombe Place, Darfield Viewing by Appointment

First home. Next home.

Investment or Commercial property.

Give me a call and lets talk.

Nathan Miglani

Mortgage Adviser

M 021 0212 0555 | T 03 343 2335

E nathan.miglani@loanmarket.co.nz

With New Zealand’s widest range of lenders you know

and trust, I can negotiate you the best deal.

My service is free and I would love to help.

Lending policies, terms and conditions apply. Disclosure statement available on request.


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Presenting Your Home For Sale?

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 letterbox!

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 3 key factors in presenting a home to best advantage. Open

up curtains and windows and use lamps and light fittings for mood and ambience.

Arrange furniture to maximize 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!

Clean Clean Clean

Cleaning is a mandatory part of selling your home: have carpets, rugs and upholstery

commercially cleaned and sanitized, clean drapes and blinds to look like new, polish

glass and furniture, wash down all surfaces and fittings in bathroom and kitchen, clean

all light fittings, wash windows inside and out, deodorize 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 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.

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, nic-nacs on display, they

distract buyers too!

Beautify the Bathroom

Replace or re-surface 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.

REAL ESTATE SPECIALISTS

oNe MoRe lISTeD!

SolD!

34 Durrell Way, Rolleston oFFeRS oVeR $519,000 177 Davidsons Road, Lincoln

A Spacious Setting for Superb Family living!

We have just listed this lovely 3 bedroom plus study home in the heart of Rolleston.

Beautifully presented, this 196sqm (more or less) home on 820sqm is spacious and well laid out.

Fully fenced with great outdoor living and a double internal access garage, this really is a fantastic

family home. So conveniently located and close to all amenities, properties like this are in high

demand. Don’t delay, contact Mike now for more information on how this could be your next home.

oNe MoRe SolD!

After only 2 Open Homes this lovely lifestyle property was under offer, and is now SOLD!

One very happy buyer, but we have several disappointed buyers who are still looking for a similar

property. If you are contemplating a property change, and would like to achieve fantastic results

like our client, don’t hesitate – contact us today for a free, no obligation appraisal.

Mike Goatley

027 249 5561

Chris Finnerty

021 274 6041

Trevor McIvor

027 444 2814

Nicola Curtis

Administrator

Julz Sibbe

Administrator

68 Rolleston Drive, Rolleston

0800 645 346

www.oneagencyres.co.nz

Real Estate Specialists Ltd Licenced REAA (2008)


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RURAL | LIFESTYLE | RESIDENTIAL

Licenced under REAA 2008

OPEN HOME

OPEN HOME

Character Cottage

Glentunnel

Location, Location, Location

Rolleston

This very desirable cottage will tick all the boxes for

size and privacy on a large 1256sqm section. This

cottage has been lovingly cared for and offers a

kitchen, separate dining area and family room, with

ranch sliders opening out to the north facing

garden. Up the hallway are two large bedrooms.

The home is warm and cosy and neatly nestled in a

garden of trees, shrubs and roses. This property

would suit a first home buyer or an investment

opportunity. It is an easy commute into Darfield or

the city, with the local primary school and domain

at the end of the road.

www.pggwre.co.nz ID: DAR25387

$299,000

OPEN HOME 23 Philip Street

Sunday, 2.30-3.00pm

Min Cookson

B 03 341 4301

M 027 249 5417

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.

www.pggwre.co.nz ID: LEE25253

ENQUIRIES OVER $529,000

OPEN HOME Sunday 1.00 to 2.00pm

25 Othello Drive

Wilton Atkins

B 03 341 4301

M 027 606 0660

OPEN HOME

OPEN HOME

Space To Enjoy With Potential Plus

Greendale

Superior Home In Park-Like Setting

Templeton

This well-presented larger lifestyle property offers

options galore on 10.1350 hectares. The home has

large open-plan living with a separate family snug,

three bedrooms, family bathroom, en suite, walk-in

robe, laundry and extra toilet. Excellent outdoor

living and entertaining with garaging adjacent to

the home along with a three-bay shed with a sleepout

attached. There are seven fenced paddocks

and the vendors have been rearing calves for sale.

A simply excellent lifestyle property and the

location allows for an easy commute into the city

and the international airport.

www.pggwre.co.nz ID: DAR25073

$835,000

Plus GST (if any)

OPEN HOME 924 Telegraph Road

Saturday, 2.00-2.30pm

Sunday, 12.00-12.30pm

Min Cookson

B 03 341 4301

M 027 249 5417

• Modern kitchen, granite benches and walk-in

scullery

• Dining, living and separate formal lounge

• Four bedrooms, master with en suite and

dressing room

• Family bathroom and two separate toilets

• Spacious studio/home office or teenage retreat

• Great indoor outdoor flow to expansive decking

• Solar gates, sealed driveway, triple car garaging

• Sprawling lawns and established park-like setting

• Exclusive Claremont Estate on Christchurch city

fringe

www.pggwre.co.nz ID: DAR24395

$1.095M ONO

OPEN HOME 19 Devine Drive

Sunday, 1.30-2.15pm

Karen Hennessy

B 03 341 4301

M 027 967 0186

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


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M-A

MATSON & ALLAN

REAL ESTATE LIMITED

‘The

Selwyn

Experts’

Residential

Lifestyle

Rural Property

Licensed REAA2008

ROLLESTON - 20 Colebrook Drive

TOP QUALITY 226M 2 NEW BUILD

• Located in Devon Park subdivision

• Superior 4 double bedrooms

• 2 living rooms

• 900mm oven with gas hobb & walk in pantry

• Large separate laundry & tiled bathrooms

• Superior fittings & fixtures throughout

• Fully fenced 631m 2 section

• Comes complete with a First Home Build Warranty

Price: Neg Over $600,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/028

PRICE REDUCED

IRWELL - 451 Lake Road South

LIVE THE LIFESTYLE DREAM ON 3793M 2

• Established mini lifestyle property

• 3 double bedroom 120m 2 home

• Modern kitchen & large living with log burner

• Nestled amongst cottage gardens

• Abundant fruit trees, large chicken run & 2

sheep/stock paddocks

• Excellent opportunity for gate sales of produce as

a side-line

• Large garage and a stand-alone

sleepout/ hideaway with its own toilet

Price: Neg Over $499,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/085

WEST MELTON - 249 Curraghs Road

THE BEST IN LIFESTYLE LIVING

• 325m 2 4 bedroom plus office near new home

• Large kitchen living area - entertainer’s kitchen

with granite benchtops, Butler’s pantry, & F&P

appliances • Large separate lounge with logburner

• Undercover outdoor area • 4 double bedrooms

• High quality curtains & fittings

• Master with fully tiled ensuite & large walk in robe

• Main bathroom includes bath & fully tiled shower

• Large mudroom/backdoor area with toilet & shower

• 3 car internal access garaging

• Irrigated lawn & gardens

• Well subdivided & troughed 4 hectares

• 4-bay shed (1 bay lockable plus power)

ROLLESTON - 4 Haymakers Crescent

STUNNING WITH STAND OUT STREET

APPEAL

• 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

Andrew Taylor Mb 027 435 5930

andrew@marealestate.co.nz

Price: Neg Over $1,200,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/080

Andrew Taylor Mb 027 435 5930

andrew@marealestate.co.nz

Price: Neg Over $539,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/090

Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576

jackie@marealestate.co.nz

PRICE REDUCED

ROLLESTON - 64 Lewis Crescent

CONTEMPORARY & OPULENT LIVING

• 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

area

• 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 - 3 Highworth Crescent

DELIGHTFUL IN EVERY WAY

• Situated in Faringdon subdivision

• 2 separate living areas

• Open plan kitchen/dining

• 4 double bedrooms & study

• Master with ensuite & large walk-in robe

• Family bathroom, separate toilet & separate

laundry

• Large 7x6m internal access garage

• Mature north facing garden

Andrew Taylor Mb 027 435 5930

andrew@marealestate.co.nz

Price: Offers Over $645,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/095

Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576

jackie@marealestate.co.nz

Price: Neg over $599,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/119

Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576

jackie@marealestate.co.nz

PREBBLETON - 4 Pointsman Place

EPITOME OF 5 BEDROOM FAMILY

LIVING

• Outstanding 5 double bedroom family home

• 2 large living areas & dining area

• Central kitchen with quality appliances

• Walk in pantry • Living area opens out to private

outdoor entertaining

• Well specified bathrooms

• Master with walk-in robe

• Separate laundry & study nook

• 2 ½ garaging with drive through

• Diesel fire, 2 x heat pumps & double glazing

• Generous, secure & beautifullly landscaped

section

LEESTON - 11 Slattery Lane

MASSIVE DISCOUNT AVAILABLE –

ONE ONLY AT THIS PRICE!

• Special one off price

• Brand new town house

• 2 bedrooms with open plan living

• Attached garage and fully landscaped

• Easy care section

Price: Neg over $799,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/120

Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576

jackie@marealestate.co.nz

OPEN HOME

Open Home: Sun 3.45pm - 4.15pm

Price: $369,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/106

Stephan Knowler Mb 027 229 9522

stephan@marealestate.co.nz

LEESTON - 8 Fibonacci Way

PERFECT FOR HOMESTART GRANT &

KIWI SAVER BUYERS

• Four bedroom 165m 2 home

• Quality appliances & fittings

• 10 Year Master Build Guarantee

• Double glazing, auto garage doors

• 772m 2 section

• Short commute to Rolleston & Lincoln

LEESTON - 19 Mountain View Place

LOOKING FOR THAT GENUINE FAMILY

HOME WITH A BIT OF THE WOW FACTOR?!

• 220m 2 family home located on a roomy 1021m 2

landscaped section

• Brand new kitchen with engineered stone

bench tops • Modern bathrooms

• Sheltered private outdoor dining options

• Heating is by way of heatpumps & log burner

with an HRV system

• Large double garage attached with plenty of off

street parking • A striking home with a fantastic

aspect and location

Price: $469,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/967

Stephan Knowler Mb 027 229 9522

stephan@marealestate.co.nz

OPEN HOME

Open Home: Sun 1.45pm - 2.15pm

Price: $535,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/101

Stephan Knowler Mb 027 229 9522

stephan@marealestate.co.nz

ROLLESTON PH: 03 347 9949 LEESTON PH: 03 324 3704 DARFIELD PH: 03 318 8204 www.marealestate.co.nz

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

Juliet

Flanagan

Connie

van der Klei


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PUBLIC TENDER

Former Greenpark School

For Sale

GREENPARK – 157 Greenpark Road

This unique property is now being offered to the market for genuine sale, operating

as a school for over 140 years as it has now become surplus to requirements since

its closure 2 years ago.

The property is situated on Greenpark Road in a sheltered and very established

rural setting and is only a few minutes’ drive from the popular Lincoln and Tai Tapu

Townships and a comfortable 20-30 minutes’ drive to central Christchurch City.

The property comprises of the former school including; school residence, main

classroom block with amenities, single classroom, library, principal’s office, storage

shed and garage. Other areas include; swimming pool, plant room, changing

sheds, water tank and sports field. The school residence is a tidy 3 double

bedroom weatherboard home which is currently tenanted and offers ample scope

for further improvement. The entire property is situated on 2 Freehold separate

titles with a total land area of 8094sqm (more or less). The property presents

some very interesting and exciting prospects for the discerning buyer including

but not limited to, operating an education based program. Very

rarely are opportunities like this in such a desirable location

being offered to the market, so don’t delay in registering

your interest!

M-A

MATSON & ALLAN

REAL ESTATE LIMITED

Jackie Derrick

M: 027 636 3576

W: 03 347 9949

E: jackie@marealestate.co.nz

‘The

Selwyn

The property is to be sold by

Public Tender with all Tenders to

be presented no later than 4pm

on Thursday 9th March 2017.

Experts’

Residential

Lifestyle

Rural Property

Licensed REAA2008

ROLLESTON PH: 03 347 9949 LEESTON PH: 03 324 3704 DARFIELD PH: 03 318 8204 www.marealestate.co.nz


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Open Home

Rolleston 37 Masefield Drive

Set on a 3464sqm section, this 290sqm home is going for a song, with the owners committed to move. Enjoy an

exceptional lifestyle with what this property has to offer. With 5 double bedrooms, 3 entertainer´s decks, a separate

lounge & laundry, this is an ideal space for growing families, plus there is plenty of room for ball sports on the driveway

& expansive lawn areas. The low maintenance landscaped garden is impressive & productive with a tunnel house,

mature orchard & four laying chickens. Gas hot water will ensure everyone has a hot shower in the mornings; the giant

log burner & underfloor heating will keep you toasty in the cooler months, & with new carpet throughout this is a great

opportunity to secure a ’family ready’ home. Triple car garaging on the main house plus a 6x8m external double garage

- sure to keep hobbies or business out of the main home, with 20-amp single phase power & electrical plugs to allow

flexible shed layout. The expansive driveway has ample room for parking boats, motorhomes, caravans & toys and still

have room for visitors. We do not expect this to last - call today to view.

For Sale

5 A 2 C 2 F 5 I

Offers over $899,000

View Sunday 1.45pm - 2.15pm

www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22750

Brendan ’Big Red’ Shefford

027 224 4733

brendan.shefford@raywhite.com

Sarah Booth

027 527 8258

sarah.booth@raywhite.com

Rolleston Office 03 347 9988

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd

LICENSED (REAA 2008)

Open Home

Rolleston 18 Bronte Way

Brilliance on Bronte

Dreaming of enjoying summer in an expansive, mature garden, where children and pets can safely play and outdoor

entertaining is a breeze? Searching for a home that combines the comforts of double glazing (retro fitted) and

numerous heating options with a central location and family sized section? Stop looking - we’ve found it! Comprising

four generous bedrooms and a combination of open plan and separate living areas, this much loved family home has

so much to offer. Built for the sun, the indoor - outdoor flow is seamless, while winter months will prove no challenge

thanks to the pellet fire, ducted heat pump and HRV. Zoned for Rolleston Primary and within comfortable walking

distance of shops and recreational facilities, this is a location that will stand the test of time. Don’t let this opportunity

pass you by!

For Sale

Offers over $569,000

View Sunday 11.00am -11.30am

www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22752

Melanie Elliott

027 635 2643

melanie.elliott@raywhite.com

Rolleston Office 03 347 9988

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd

LICENSED (REAA 2008)

4 A 2 F 2 I

rwrolleston.co.nz


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Open Home

Open Home

Rolleston 26 Moore Street

4 A 1 F

This tidy, easy care property boasts 4 bedrooms & is awaiting

some new ideas. Ideal for first home buyers or investors, a

definite ’renovators delight’. Sturdy brick build & iron roof.

Walking distance to central Rolleston, Rolleston School & the

local amenities. Off street parking, log burner & heat pump.

Vacant & priced to sell - quick settlement available.

For Sale Offers over $399,000

View Sunday 1.30pm - 2.00pm

www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22743

Brendan ’Big Red’ Shefford

027 224 4733

Sarah Booth

027 527 8258

Rolleston Office 03 347 9988

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

Rolleston 4 Raphael Close

When Size & Location Count

Reluctant sale - these vendors are on the move overseas with

no set return date, so on the market this property goes.

Set on a mature 1080sqm section, this 4 bedroom, 218sqm

home boasts off street parking for campers, caravans or

boat. Secure & well maintained, the garden is picture perfect.

Modern features throughout the home, including feature

walls, lawn irrigation, two heat pumps & a log burner for

ambient warmth or cool throughout the seasons. With plenty

of space for hobbies, expanding families or the plans to have

one, this property is great value & well worth viewing.

For Sale

4 A 2 F 4 I

Offers over $585,000

View Sunday 11.30am - 12.00pm

www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22747

Brendan ’Big Red’ Shefford

027 224 4733

Sarah Booth

027 527 8258

sarah.booth@raywhite.com

Rolleston Office 03 347 9988

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd

LICENSED (REAA 2008)

Rolleston 19 Fernham Way

Nest or Invest Beautifully presented, this home offers 4

bedrooms - one with dual access to the main bathroom,

master bedroom with en-suite & walk in wardrobe. Sunny and

bright, the spacious open plan living & dining area offers great

indoor/outdoor flow to the lovely rear garden. Featuring a

double garage along with ample off street parking, this home is

also fully fenced for the kids or family pets.

4 A 2 F 2 I

For Sale Offers over $499,000

View by appointment

www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22662

Nyressa Vincent 027 515 7045

nyressa.vincent@raywhite.com

Sarah Booth 027 527 8258

Rolleston Office 03 347 9988

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

Open Home

West Melton 86 Hayes Road

VENDOR LIQUIDATING

This property must go. Located on the outskirts of West Melton you will find this 1940’s Art Deco home sitting on a

sought after 2.1562 hectare block. The home is true to its era from the arched doorways through to the wood paneling

in the hallway which is a real feature. It is positioned to catch the sun, & during the winter months the partial double

glazing and diesel fire will ensure you don’t feel the cold. There are two large bedrooms inside, outside you will find a

partially finished sleep out for extra guests or teenagers. The block itself is surrounded by a mature shelter belt and

subdivided into fenced paddocks. Those who are into horses will certainly appreciate the five stables complete with

tack & feed rooms along with a wash down area. There is also the bonus of a four bay hay barn and utility sheds. Our

vendors are extremely motivated to sell and want this property gone at Auction on 24th February 2017, unless sold

prior.

Auction

12.00pm, Friday 24 February 2017

Russley Golf Course

View Sunday 1.30pm -2.00pm

www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22744

rwrolleston.co.nzRLL22744

Melissa Warrington

027 279 4362

melissa.warrington@raywhite.com

Brendan ’Big Red’ Shefford

027 224 4733

brendan.shefford@raywhite.com

Rolleston 03 347 9988

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd

LICENSED (REAA 2008)

2 A 1 F

rwrolleston.co.nz


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Open Home

Open Home

Rolleston 83 Beaumont Drive

4 A 2 F 2 I

Southbridge 174 Cryers & Jollies Road

3 A 1 F 2 I

Sunny & bright entertainer's delight!

A real entertainer’s dream, this beautiful property offers large

open plan living with seamless indoor-outdoor flow to the

huge hardwood deck that wraps around the living zones. To

cook up a feast, the beautiful kitchen will delight with its

double fridge space, 90cm oven & hobs & a fabulous sized

butler’s pantry! For everyday living, there are 2 well appointed

bathrooms, a sizeable separate laundry, double garage,

plenty of off street parking & 4 bedrooms, including the

master which has a huge walk-in wardrobe that will make you

say WOW, + a stunning tiled en-suite. This is a property that

truly deserves your inspection.

For Sale

Offers over $629,000

View Sunday 2.30pm - 3.00pm

www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22728

Nyressa Vincent

027 515 7045

nyressa.vincent@raywhite.com

Brendan ’Big Red’ Shefford

027 224 4733

brendan.shefford@raywhite.com

Rolleston Office 03 347 9988

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd

LICENSED (REAA 2008)

This well laid out 3 double bedroom home is going to impress

you from the stunning mature gardens, generous double

bedrooms, fantastic living spaces and a functional modern

kitchen which boasts great cupboard space. The property

enjoys the real feel of warmth in winter by enjoying a log

burner with heat transfer & an HRV, plus the bonus of double

glazing on the South side. Outside the large sleepout caters

well for the guests or a great bedroom for teenagers. There is

great storage options on offer here too, with 2 single garages,

a 4 bay shed (3 enclosed) plus an old shearing shed, which

could be reinstated or enjoy the extra room for storage! The

property has a new well, 3 big paddocks with electric fencing

& water, fruit trees & large chicken runs. Call now to view!

For Sale

Offers over $619,000

View Saturday 2.30pm - 3.00pm

www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22708

Angela Hunt

021 548 777

angela.hunt@raywhite.com

Rolleston Office 03 347 9988

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd

LICENSED (REAA 2008)

Open Home

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.

For Sale

4 A 1 F 3 I

Offers over $335,000

View Saturday 1.15pm - 1.45pm

www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22699

Nyressa Vincent

027 515 7045

nyressa.vincent@raywhite.com

Brendan ’Big Red’ Shefford

027 224 4733

Rolleston Office 03 347 9988

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd

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Rolleston 19 Stern Crescent

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

4 A 2 C 2 F 2 I

Offers over $569,000

View by appointment

www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22735

Leesa Booth

027 947 1200

leesa.barrie@raywhite.com

Brendan ’Big Red’ Shefford

027 224 4733

Rolleston Office 03 347 9988

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Open Home

Open Home

Prebbleton 4 Florin Place

4 A 2 C 3 E 2 F 2 I

Rolleston 64 Quartz Drive

3 A 2 F 2 I

With a nod to impeccable detailing, top quality finishes &

fixtures throughout, this brand new executive home is

designed to impress! Over height stud & large windows can

be found in the thoughtfully combined living spaces where

you have everything you need for both enjoyable family living

& formal entertaining. The designer kitchen includes a walk in

pantry, stone tops & a black 90cm freestanding oven. The

living opens with 2 oversized sliders to the gorgeous

courtyard & outdoor entertainment area. The cosy formal

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

fire. There are 4 double bedrooms, including the stylish

master with its large walk in robe & inbuilt cabinetry, a chic

tiled ensuite & double tiled shower. Don’t delay - call now!

For Sale

Offers over $799,000

View Sunday 1.30pm - 2.00pm

www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22757

Emma George

027 555 0568

emma.george@raywhite.com

Rolleston Office 03 347 9988

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd

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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 Sunday 12.00pm - 12.30pm

www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22713

Angela Hunt

021 548 777

angela.hunt@raywhite.com

Rolleston Office 03 347 9988

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd

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Open Home

Tai Tapu 40 Michaels Road

Recently updated with new carpets & European double

glazing in the majority of areas, this light and spacious home

offers a separate lounge with a cosy log fire and a gorgeous

outlook to the hills. The new kitchen provides great storage

plus acrylic bench tops and new appliances while the easy

flow to the family living/dining makes this the heart of the

home. Sliders lead out to the deck complete with shade sail,

an ideal area for entertaining. Each of the 4 bedrooms are

upstairs & include the master boasting a WIR & ensuite. This

extensive property on 825m2 has a double garage plus a

standalone single garage & plenty of off street parking. There

is also a large studio room which has its own access suitable

for extended families or those working from home.

4 A 2 C 2 F 2 I

Deadline Sale

All offers presented 7th March 2017 at

4.00pm (unless sold prior)

View Sunday 12.00pm - 12.30pm

www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22746

Emma George

027 555 0568

emma.george@raywhite.com

Dwayne Bloomfield

021 163 9874

dwayne.bloomfield@raywhite.com

Rolleston Office 03 347 9988

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd

LICENSED (REAA 2008)

West Melton 632 Hoskyns Road

If first impressions count for anything then you are bound to

be captivated the moment you enter this stunning property.

The superb schist stone immediately draws attention to the

generous sized home featuring a modernised kitchen and a

sunny, light living space. From here doors lead outside to the

patio area where you’ll appreciate views over the garden. The

3 bedrooms are generous in size, with the master bedroom

claiming its own ensuite and walk in wardrobe. The log fire

adds ambience and comfort during the winter season. A 3

bay barn and wood sheds are at your disposal while another

large shed includes a workspace, potential office area & a

man cave. Plenty of fencing and shelter features around the

4ha with a possible lavender opportunity. Call to view now!

For Sale

3 A 2 F 2 I

Offers over $899,000 plus GST

View by appointment

www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22688

Dwayne Bloomfield

021 163 9874

dwayne.bloomfield@raywhite.com

Emma George

027 555 0568

emma.george@raywhite.com

Rolleston Office 03 347 9988

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd

LICENSED (REAA 2008)

rwrolleston.co.nz


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Your guide to Show Homes & New Sections

in the Selwyn District

The little town that grew

Twelve years ago, Matson and Allan set up a

base in the small rural town of Leeston. At that

time, few people moved into the area with

it noted that it was mostly locals who were

buying and selling properties there.

This situation changed almost

overnight, after the Christchurch

earthquakes struck and the town began

to grow.

Leeston was established as a rural

service town in 1864. Agriculture

was significant in the area with the

Southbridge branch railway line

running through the town and the

Selwyn District Council’s headquarters

based there until they were relocated to

Rolleston.

The 2006 census recorded Leeston’s

population at 1,299. This figure

increased by 15.9% to 1,506 by the

2013 census. At the beginning of July

last year, the Selwyn District Council

estimated the population to be 2,250.

Local real estate agent, Stephan

Knowler estimates that 300 new

dwellings have been added to Leeston’s

housing stock over the last decade with

a good flow of people moving there

from as far away as Auckland, with

timely property development assisting

Leeston’s growth.

At the time of the earthquakes,

two sub-divisions by two separate

developers, already had consent and the

sections were snapped up by dislocated

Christchurch people.

The Lim family who had developed

the completed Ambrose Estate had

purchased another ten hectares on the

outskirts of Leeston. Sections in stage

one of this new Monticello sub-division

priced at $85,000 had moved fairly

slowly.

“When the September 2010

earthquake struck, the developers were

Leeston has grown substantially

in the last decade.

in the envious position of having a subdivision

with sections available. It went

from paddock to all 100 sections sold

and almost completely built on within a

few years,” explains Stephan.

At the time, Horncastle Homes also

owned the land for the Millbridge

estate, on the edge of Leeston. This

already had consent so they instantly

opened it up with immediate sales. This

sub-division too is now completely sold

out and developed.

There were also two rural residential

developments, such as Ellesmere

Country Park that had 5,000 square

metre lots (zoned living two). These

have all sold.

Last year, Matson and Allan sold all

forty sections in just eight months, in

Horncastle Homes’ Birdlings Crossing,

which runs off Millbridge.

Many of the old families still live

in the area, however the town is now

more cosmopolitan and its facilities

have been increasing with a larger

supermarket constructed and a new

hotel soon to be completed.

“People bring change and change

brings people,” adds Stephan and it will

indeed be interesting to see how the

town changes in the future.

Stephan says there are currently

no more sections to sell with little

developer interest at the present time.

It is therefore unlikely that Leeston will

Monticello

sub-division

moved slowly

until the

September

2010

earthquake.

Stage two of the

Monticello sub-division.

lose its small town charm at any time in

the near future.

“People make a choice to come to

Leeston. They want the kind of lifestyle

it offers. It’s a good place to live,” says

Stephan Knowler who believes that

with no sections available, the town’s

property values may well strengthen.

Megan and Lee have

a young family.

So we designed them a home to grow up in.

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This Week’s

REAL ESTATE SPECIALISTS

Rolleston

Thursday

ROLLESTON 39 McCauley Street

Thurs 16th Feb, 1pm - 1.30pm, 4 bdrm, 2 living, 2 bthrm,

2 car gge, 626m2 section $539,000 www.harcourts.

co.nz ID#RL1598, Harcourts Rolleston – Katie 021 135

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ROLLESTON 17 Goldrush Lane

Thurs16th Feb1pm -1.30pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 2

car gge, 1019m2 section $719,000www.harcourts.co.nz

ID#RL1586 Harcourts Rolleston – Shona ph 027 229 3657

ROLLESTON 40 Shadbolt Lane

Thurs 16th Feb, 2pm - 2.45pm, 3 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 5

car gge, 747m2 section Deadline Sale, all offers presented

4pm 28 February (USP) www.harcourts.co.nzID#RL1609

Harcourts Rolleston – Shona 027 229 3657

ROLLESTON 95 Rolleston Drive

Thurs 16th Feb, 5pm – 5.30pm, Four Bedroom, 2

bathroom, double garage Enquiries over $599,000, ph

Cheryl Hunt, 027 430 3906 Mike Pero Real Estate

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HEI HEI 9 Zenith Place

Sat 18th Feb, 2pm – 2.30pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms 2 car on 623m2 section

Offers over $479,000, Ray White Rolleston

www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22706

RAKAIA 33 Bridge Street

Sat 18th Feb, 1.15pm – 1.45pm, 4 Bed, 1 Bthrm, 3 Car on 1012m2

Section Offers over $335,000, Ray White Rolleston

www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22699

ROLLESTON 17 Goldrush Lane

Sat 18th Feb, 1pm – 1.30pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 2 car gge,

1019m2 section $719,000www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1586

Harcourts Rolleston – Shona ph 027 229 3657

ROLLESTON 40 Shadbolt Lane

Sat 18th Feb, 2pm - 2.45pm, 3 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living,

5 car gge, 747m2 section

Deadline Sale, all offers presented 4pm 28 February (USP) www.

harcourts.co.nzID#RL1609

Harcourts Rolleston – Shona 027 229 3657

SHEFFIELD 65 West Coast Road

Sat 18thFeb,1pm -1.30pm, 2 bdrms, new kitchen & bthrm, large log

fire with transfer system $310,000DAR25344 PGG Wrightson Real

Estate, Ph Min Cookson 027 249 5417

SOUTHBRIDGE 174 Cryers& Jollies Road

Sat 18th Feb, 2.30pm – 3pm, 3 bed, 1 bthrm, 2 car, sleepout ,4 bay

shed on 2.336ha Offers over $619,000 Ray White Rolleston www.

rwrolleston .co.nz/RLL22708

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Selwyn District.

sunday

AVONHEAD 218 Maidstone Road

Sun 19th Feb, 1pm -1.30pm, 3 bdrm, 1 living, 2 bthrm, 2 car gge,

530m2 section Price by negotiation ,www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1587

Harcourts Rolleston – Natalie 027 943 6413

BRYNDWR 151 Wairakei Road

Sun 19th Feb, 4pm – 4.30pm, 2 Bed, 1 Bthrm, 2 Car Auction Ray White

Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22761

DARFIELD 1 Oakden Drive

Sun 19th Feb, 1pm – 1.30pm, 3 bed, 1 bthrm easy care corner section.

$445,000 Sue Robinson 021 409 050 sue@marealestate.co.nz

Matson &Allan www.marealestate.co.nz

DARFIELD 10Whitcombe Place

Sun 19th Feb 2pm – 2.30pm, 2yr old home, 4 bed, 2 living, 2 bthrm,

3 car, huge shed on 5140m2 $859,000, Sue Robinson 021 409 050

sue@marealestate.co.nz Matson & Allan, www.marealestate.co.nz

/096

DARFIELD 10 Mulholland Drive

Sun 19th Feb, 3pm – 3.30pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 2 garage on

2.1707m2. PBN Sue Robinson 021 409 050 sue@marealestate.co.nz

Matson & Allan, www.marealestate.co.nz /039

GLENTUNNEL 23 Philip Street

Sun 19th Feb 2.30pm -3pm, 2 beds, 1 bthrm character cottage

$299,000 Inc GST DAR25387 PGG Wrightson Real Estate, Ph Min

Cookson 027 249 5417

GLENTUNNEL 199 Whitecliffs Road

Sun 19th Feb, 2pm – 2.30pm, 3 bedrm, 2 bath, mezzanine office &

studio on 1163m2. $439,000 Sue Robinson 021 409 050 sue@

marealestate.co.nz Matson & Allanwww.marealestate.co.nz/102

HALSWELL 45A Ernest Gray Place

Sun 19th Feb, 2.30pm – 3pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms, 3 toilets, 2 car on 525m2

section Offers over $570,000.Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.

co.nz/RLL22759

HALSWELL 40 Edward Stafford Ave

Sun 19th Feb, 3.15pm – 4pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrm, 4 car on 700m2 section

Offers over $695,000, Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/

RLL22719

HORORATA 270 Downs Road

Sun 19th Feb, 2pm -3pm, 5 bed, 2 bthrm on 3.9ha AUCTION (Unless

Sold Prior) 6.30pm, Thurs, 2 March 2017 on site DAR25362 PGG

Wrightson Real Estate, Ph John Hughes 021 455 488 or Peter

McCorkindale 027 594 5190

KIRWEE 86 Hayes Road

Sun 19th Feb, 1.30pm – 2pm, 2 bed + sleepout on lifestyle block – 5

acres Auction, Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22744

LEESTON 7 Galileo Way

Sun 19th Feb, 1.30pm – 2pm, Near new 3 bed,2 bthrm in quiet cul de

sac. Neg Over $459,000 Cameron McRae 0277 696696 cameron@

marealestate.co.nz Matson & Allan www.marealestate.co.nz/114

LEESTON 19 Mountain View Place

Sun 19th Feb, 1.45pm – 2.15pm 4/5 bed, 2 living, 2 bath, 2 garage

on 1021m2. $535,000 Stephan Knowler 027 2299522 stephan@

marealestate.co.nz Matson & Allan www.marealestate.co.nz/101

LEESTON 1 Lambie Street

Sun 19th Feb, 2.15pm – 2.45pm 190m2 4 bedroom,2 bathroom home

on 818m2. $485,000 Cameron McRae 0277 696 696 cameron@

marealestate.co.nz Matson & Allan www.marealestate.co.nz/051

LEESTON 28 High Street

Sun19th Feb, 2.30pm -3pm Beautiful character home on 1382m2 with

3 car garaging. $529,000 Stephan Knowler 027 229 9522 stephan@

marealestate.co.nz Matson & Allan www.marealestate.co.nz/092

LEESTON 15A Market Street

Sun 19th Feb, 3.15pm – 3.45pm, 4 bed 200m2 renovated home on

private 905m. Offers over $459,000 Stephan Knowler 02 229 9522

stephan@marealestate.co.nz Matson &Allan www.marealestate.

co.nz/100

LEESTON 11 Slattery Lane

Sun 19thFeb, 3.45pm – 4.15pm, 2 bed townhouse on easy care section.

One only at this price! $369,000 Cameron McRae 0277 696 696

cameron@marealestate.co.nz Matson & Allan www.marealestate.

co.nz/106

PREBBLETON 4 Florin Place

Sun 19th Feb, 1.30pm – 2pm, 4 Bed, 2 Bthrms, 3 toilets, 2 Car, 700m2

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

co.nz/RLL22757

PRESTON PARK 81 Georgina Street

Sun 19TH Feb 12pm-12.30pm, 4 bdrm, 1 living, 2 bthrm, 2 car gge,

500m2 section $599,000 www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1557 Harcourts

Rolleston – Natalie 027 943 6413

ROLLESTON 18 Bronte Way

Sun 19th Feb, 11am – 11.30am, 4 bed, 2 bthrms, double glazed, 963m2

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

.co.nz/RLL22752

ROLLESTON 4 Raphael Court

Sun 19th Feb, 11.30am – 12pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrm, 4 car, 1080m2 Section Offers

over $585,000, Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22747

ROLLESTON 3 Navy Loop

Sun 19th Feb, 11.45am– 12.15pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms, sep laundry 3 car,

800m2 section Offers over $649,000, Ray White Rolleston, www.

rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22751

ROLLESTON 64 Quartz Drive

Sun 19th Feb, 12pm – 12.30pm, 3 bed, 2 bthrm, 2 car on 400m2

Section Offers over $519,000, Ray White Rolleston, rwrolleston.co.nz/

RLL22713

ROLLESTON 24 Overbury Crescent

Sun 19th Feb, 12pm – 12.30pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms, 3 car on 760m2

section offers over $599,000 Ray White Rolleston

www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22632

ROLLESTON 95 Rolleston Drive

Sun 19TH Feb, 12pm – 12.30pm, Four Bedroom, 2 bathroom, double

garage Enquiries over $599,000, ph Cheryl Hunt, 027 430 3906 Mike

Pero Real Estate

ROLLESTON 8 Picasso Place

Sun 19th Feb, 12.30pm – 1pm, 4 bed , 3 bthrms, 2 car on 750m2 section Offers

over $549,000, Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22659

ROLLESTON 3 Fernham Way

Sun 19th Feb, 12.30pm – 1pm, 181m2, 4 bed, 1 living, 2 bath, 2 garage

on 533m2. Neg Over $529,000 Cameron McRae 0277 696 696

cameron@marealestate.co.nz

Matson & Allan www.marealestate.co.nz/073

ROLLESTON 51 Bradbury Avenue

Sun 19th Feb, 12.45pm – 1.15pm, 4 bed , 2 bthrms, Sep Laundry,2 car

on 613m2 section $629,500, Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.

co.nz/RLL22756

ROLLESTON 10 Goldie Place

Sun 19th Feb, 1pm – 1.30pm, 4 bed , 2 bthrms, 2 car on 838m2 section

Offers over $569,000, ,Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/

RLL22721

ROLLESTON 17 Goldrush Lane

Sun19th Feb 1pm -1.30pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 2 car gge,

1019m2 section $719,000 www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1586

Harcourts Rolleston – Shona ph 027 229 3657

ROLLESTON 39 McCauley Street

Sun 19th Feb, 1pm - 1.30pm, 4 bdrm, 2 living, 2 bthrm, 2 car gge,

626m2 section $539,000 www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1598, Harcourts

Rolleston – Katie 021 135 0887

ROLLESTON 199 Brookside Road

Sun 19th Feb 1pm to 1:30pm Brand new 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom,

double garage $569,000, Ph Cheryl Hunt 027 430 3906 Mike Pero

Real Estate

ROLLESTON 25 Othello Drive

Sun 19th Feb, 1pm – 2pm, 4 bdrms, two bthrms, log burner, heat pump,

heat transfer, dble drive-through garageEnquiries over $529,000

LEE25253 PGG Wrightson Real Estate, Ph Wilton Atkins 027 606 0660

ROLLESTON 26 Moore Street

Sun 19th Feb, 1.30pm - 2pm, 4 bed, 1 bthrm, o/s parking, 440m2

Section Offers over $399,000, Ray White Rolleston wwwrwrolleston.

co.nz/RL22743

ROLLESTON 37 Masefield Drive

Sun 19th Feb, 1.45pm – 2.15pm, 5 bed, 2 bthrms 5 car on 3464m2

section Offers over $899,000, Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.

co.nz/RLL22750

ROLLESTON 31 Sheridan Drive

Sun 19th Feb, 2pm – 2.45pm, 4 bed + 2 bed cottage, 3 bthrms 3 car

on 2658m2 section $965,000, Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.

co.nz/RLL22616

ROLLESTON 83 Beaumont Drive

Sun 19th Feb, 2.30pm – 3pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms 2 car on 759m2 section

Offers over $629,000, Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/

RLL22728

ROLLESTON 101 Shillingford Boulevard

Sun 19th Feb, 2pm – 2.30pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms, 2 car on 727m2 section

Offers over $585,000, Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/

RLL22723

ROLLESTON 40 Shadbolt Lane

Sun 19th Feb, 2pm - 2.45pm, 3 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 5 car gge,

747m2 section Deadline Sale, all offers presented 4pm 28 February

(USP) www.harcourts.co.nzID#RL1609 Harcourts Rolleston – Shona

027 229 3657

ROLLESTON 6 Rossall Crescent, Faringdon

Sun 19th Feb 2pm to 2.30pm, 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, dbl garage,

sunny home Enquiry over $569,000, Ph Cheryl Hunt 027 430 3906

Mike Pero Real Estate

ROLLESTON 41 Tiny Hill Drive,

Sun 19th Feb, 2.30pm -3pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 3

car gge, 755m2 section By negotiation www.harcourts.

co.nzID#RL1611,Harcourts Rolleston – Natalie 027 943 6413

ROLLESTON 31 Burford Way

Sun 19thFeb, 2.30pm -3pm 3 bdrm, 1 living, 2 bthrm, 1 car gge, 371m2

section Price by negotiation www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL19608

Harcourts Rolleston – Natalie 027943 6413

ROLLESTON 3 Bavaria Drive

Sun 19th Feb, 2.45pm – 3.15pm, 5 bed, 2 bthrm, 2 car with drive

through on 947m2 section By Negotiation, Ray White Rolleston www.

rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22738

ROLLESTON 22A Sheridan Drive

Sun 19th Feb, 3pm – 3.30pm, 4 bed,2 bthrms, 2 car on 1457m2 section

$795,000, Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22710

SHEFFIELD – 65 West Coast Road

Sun 19th Feb, 11am – 11.30am, 2 bedrms, new kitchen & bthrm, large

log fire with transfer system $310,000, DAR25344 PGG Wrightson

Real Estate, Ph Min Cookson 027 249 5417

SOUTHBRIDGE 29 SarsfieldStreet

Sun 19th Feb, 1pm – 1.30pm, Fully renovated 4 bedroom home

on 1509m2. $375,000 Stephan Knowler 02 229 9522 stephan@

marealestate.co.nz Matson &Allan www.marealestate.co.nz/066

SOUTHBRIDGE 76 High Street

Sun 19th Feb, 3pm – 3.30pm, 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home on

1885m2. $455,000 Cameron McRae 0277 696696 cameron@

marealestate.co.nz www.marealestate.co.nz/077

SPRINGFIELD 541 Kowai Road

Sun 19th Feb, 12pm – 12.30pm 3 bed 2 living, 1 bath, 1 garage,

hidden treasure. Neg Over $349,000 Sue Robinson 021 409 050 &

Paul Robinson 021 277 2690 Matson and Allan www.marealestate.

co.nz/113

SPRINGFIELD 5658 West Coast Road

Sun 19th Feb, 1pm – 1.30pm 3 bed, 1 bed, 1 bath, 1 garage, great

potential. $289,000 Sue Robinson 021 409 050 & Paul Robinson 021

277 2690 Matson and Allan www.marealestate.co.nz/111

TAI TAPU 40 Michaels Road

Sun 19th Feb, 12pm – 12.30pm, 4 bed,2 bthrms, sep laundry 3 car on

825m2 Set Date of Sale, Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/

RLL222746

TEMPLETON 19 Devine Drive

Sun 19th Feb 1.30pm -2.15pm, 4 beds, 2 bthrm in Claremont Estate

$1,095,000 Inc GST, DAR24395 PGG Wrightson Real Estate, Ph Sam

Davidson 027 488 8269

WESTMELTON 1 Dalton Way

Sun 19th Feb, 1.15 – 1.45pm, 4 bdrm, 3 bath,348sqm home on

2244sqm landscaped section. By Negotiation, Mike Goatley 027 249

5561, One Agency Real Estate Specialists

WEST MELTON 184 Adams Road,

Sun 19th Feb, 2pm -3pm, 4 bdrm, 3 bthrm, 2 living, 2 car gge,

2ha lifestyle section Price by negotiation, www.harcourts.co.nz

ID#RL1610 Harcourts Rolleston – Katie 021 135 0887

WEST MELTON 29 Finlays Road

Sun 19th Feb, 3.30pm - 4pm, 3 bdrm, 1 living, 1 bthrm, 4 car gge,

4ha lifestyle section $690,000 www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1548,

Harcourts Rolleston- Katie 021 135 0887


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Four Seasons Realty Rolleston

Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Charing Cross 1119 Bealey Road

Charming Lifestyle at Charing Cross

This 19.56 hectare property is well fenced and features an

immaculately presented quality 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, Oamaru

Stone home with a beautiful kitchen and open plan living. A

sheltered outdoor entertainment area and park like gardens

complete the package. View now!

For Sale: $1,315,000

View at: fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1539

Fergus Spain Ph 027 608 4768

Rolleston 39 McCauley Street

Location Screams Opportunity

Whether an investor or looking to secure within walking distance

to shops, this property screams location, location, location. Good

size rooms, master having outdoor access, and ensuite. With a

formal lounge and open plan kitchen, dining and living this is a

home not to miss.

For Sale: $539,000

View at: fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID# RL1598

Katie Harrison Ph 021 135 0887

Rolleston 31 Burford Way

Best buy on Burford?

A thoughtful & clever layout to maximise space both inside & out

and positioned to capture all day sun, this three bedroom, two

bathroom home with over width single garage offers exceptional

value for a near new home.

Price by negotiation

View at: fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID# RL1608

Natalie McLean Ph 027 943 6413

Rolleston Unit 27 Ashbrook, Faringdon

Brand New Quality Living

The intelligent contemporary design on freehold site, this newly

completed 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home with separate media

room and separate double garage in ever popular Faringdon. Peace

of mind provided by 10 year Masterbuild guarantee.

For Sale: $519,000

View at: fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1511

Natalie McLean Ph 027 943 6413

Avonhead 218 Maidstone Road

In the Zones

Desirable Avonhead in Burnside High & Merrin School zone,

shopping & public transport close by. 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home

must be sold. Opportunity to add substantial value or move in and

enjoy, is simply excellent buying for this location.

Price by negotiation

View at: fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1587

Natalie McLean Ph 027 943 6413

Huntsbury 1/31a Huntsbury Avenue

Freetime Professional

With the busy lifestyles we lead these days imagine coming home

and sitting on the deck with a cold one or a book or perhaps both,

enjoying the peace and serenity of your 4 level home. Great views

and a quiet road make for a great escape.

For Sale: $729,000

View at: fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1597

Richard Tait (Taitie) Ph 027 777 8080

Leeston 21 Clausen Avenue

Unbelievable buying

Newly completed 3 bedroom freehold unit with reserve outlook,

located in the ever popular and growing Millbridge. First home

owners or those looking for a larger and non-age restricted over

60’s alternative. Selwyn’s most affordable new 3 bedroom home?

Price by negotiation

View at: fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1600

Natalie McLean Ph 027 943 6413

Darfield 12 Torlesse Crescent

Family Friendly in Darfield

This charming 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2 living area home with

conservatory, separate studio/office and 2 car garaging is set on an

800 m2 section with mature trees and plenty of off-street parking.

Close to schools and recreational areas, this home offers endless

opportunities for family living.

For Sale: $429,000

View at: fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1544

Fergus Spain Ph 027 608 4768

Coalgate 3117 Coaltrack Road

Your Country Dream Awaits

0pportunity knocks for these proposed sections, ranging in size

from 990m2 to 1185m2. Close to the centre of Coalgate and a

quick drive to Darfield, Kirwee and Rolleston. Proposed covenants

available. Build your dream home and enjoy the country life.

For Sale: Sections $95,000 each

View at: fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1487

Fergus Spain Ph 027 608 4768

www.fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz

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