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Rock concert roaring success

A big crowd enjoyed a fantastic day

at the very first Selwyn Sounds rock

concert in Lincoln on Saturday. Jordan

Luck (above) was one of several

headline acts at the

nine-hour festival.

•Story, page 4

•More photos, 12-13








• By Tom Doudney

A NEW policy on when and

where bars and bottle stores can

operate in Selwyn may clear its

final hurdle tomorrow.

After almost four years of

negotiation and dispute, the Local

Alcohol Policy is up for approval

at tomorrow’s district council


The policy would come into

effect on April 24, except for

provisions on trading hours for

licensed premises which would

come into effect on July 31.

Taverns will be forced to close

at 2am - later than the 1am time

which had been proposed in an

earlier version of the policy but

earlier than the 3am time that

several are currently allowed to

stay open until.

New standalone bottle stores

would only be allowed to locate in

business zones or neighbourhood

and local centres identified in the

District Plan.

• Turn to page 4


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DESK News........................3-7, 10-11

SOME VERY strong comments

from Canterbury’s Medical Officer

of Health Alistair Humphrey in

today’s lead story on changes to

the district’s alcohol policy.

The changes are likely to be

rubber stamped at the distict

council meeting tomorrow and

will see closing hours come

forward from 3am to 2am.

Health authorities wanted

bars closed at 1am - but the

district council seems to have

compromised with the 2am plan.

Humphrey isn’t happy and

believes the district council has

been strong armed by the liquor

industry, which of course represents

bar owners who generally

want to be open as long as possible.

Heady stuff.

The first Selwyn Sounds has

come and gone and it’ll be a

talking point for some time for all

the right reasons.

Great job by all involved.

- Barry Clarke

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Selwyn Sounds....... 12-13

Local Views............14-15


Sport.......................... 20-21

Backyard critters............22


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Green light for new Lincoln school

• By Tom Doudney

A PREVIOUSLY signalled

second primary school for

Lincoln will go ahead in 2019,

the Government has confirmed.

It was one of three new primary

schools which Education

Minister Hekia Parata has announced

will open in 2019, with

the other two being in Auckland

and Tauranga.

The location for Lincoln South

Primary School has not yet been

finalised but that is likely to happen


Gumboot throw

record attempt

Charlotte Hastings, Braden

Caulfield and Reilly Cormack

were three of about 120 people

who turned up to the Lincoln

University sports fields last week

for an unsuccessful attempt to set

a new Guiness World Record for

the number of people taking part

in a gumboot throwing competition.

The record of 478 people, set

by Massey University last year, was

never under threat. Lincoln had

held the record before Massey,

with 348 people at a competition

in 2013.


It will be a full primary school

(Years 1-8). Stage one of the $14

million project will cater for 450

students with a final roll of 700.

Formally establishing the

school enables an establishment

board of trustees to be appointed

and planning to get underway.

Ms Parata said the new school

would help ease the pressure on

the existing Lincoln Primary

School, which is currently operating

from two sites due to

the number of pupils having

outgrown available classroom

space, and would cater for the

continued population growth the

town was experiencing.

Lincoln Primary School

principal Viv Butcher said the

school was delighted at the announcement.

The school roll

was currently at 575 pupils and

was expected to continue growing

even after the new school


“We have been told that the

roll could get up to 800,” she


“We have got a [classroom]

refurbishment underway at the

moment, we have got a building

programme underway and all

the design work has been done,

that is getting quite close to submission

for consent, and then we

are talking about the next phase

of building with the Ministry [of

Education] now.”

Selwyn MP Amy Adams said

news of the new school was


“Lincoln South Primary will

have state-of-the-art, modern

and comfortable buildings to

ensure local kids and their teachers

can work in the best possible

learning environment,” she said.

In Brief


Mayor Sam Broughton and

wife Liz have welcomed their

first child, a girl named Elliott

Elizabeth Broughton. Elliott

was born on Sunday, at 1.18pm,

weighing 3.59kg.


Darfield’s Selwyn Gallery is to

reopen after the building which

housed it was closed for repairs

in January. The gallery’s next

exhibition, a Different Landscape,

will open on Tuesday

next week. Orion, which own

the building that houses the

gallery, had requested the

gallery be cleared prior to

construction beginning.


A staff report to tomorrow’s

district council meeting

recommends making a $50,000

fund available to the Little

Rakaia Boating Club to help

repair the a boat ramp,

breakwater and foreshore area.

The area was damaged in a

2008 flood and the district

council set up the fund for

its maintenance, repair or

enhancement at that time.

The club needs funding,

initially to undertake design

work on the project and

ultimately to complete the


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District alcohol

decision looms

• From page 1

The police and Canterbury

Medical Officer of Health

Alistair Humphrey had been

strong supporters of the 1am

closing time for taverns.

But that policy was appealed

by Foodstuffs South Island

Ltd, The Mill Retail Holdings

and Independent Liquor Ltd,

Progressive Enterprises, Lincoln

Golf Club, the Hospitality Association

of New Zealand and

Super Liquor Holdings Ltd,

which argued that it was too


In May 2015 the appeal was

heard by the Alcohol Regulatory

and Licensing Authority which

asked the district council to

reconsider the policy.

Dr Humphrey said Selwyn

was one of a number of councils

which had been strong-armed

into changing its policy by the

alcohol industry which was

better resourced to fight a battle

in the courts.

“I think we just have to keep

our fingers crossed that we don’t

see too much harm in Selwyn

as a consequence of that extra

hour,” he said.

“I dearly hope that nobody

gets hurt at that time but I am

sure people will be, and every

time someone dies in a car crash

as a consequence of alcohol

or every time someone gets

assaulted, every time someone

gets raped because someone has

had that extra bit of booze at

that time of night is something

that I hope will weigh on the

consciences of those who made

that decision to push it out for

an extra hour.”

Hospitality Association

South Island area manager

Amy McLellan-Minty said Mr

Humphrey’s comments were

inaccurate, ill informed, inflammatory

and damaging to an

industry which took responsible

drinking and the safety of its

patrons seriously.

“The lack of compelling

evidence from police and health

about alcohol related harm in

the Selwyn district is more likely

the reason for the council

decision,” she said.

A spokeswoman for the

district council said it would not

comment on the policy before

tomorrow’s meeting.

The district council first consulted

on its draft Local Alcohol

Policy in July 2013 and received

67 submissions.

Concert organisers look ahead

• By Tom Doudney


Sounds concert are already

looking to next year’s event after

a crowd estimated at more than

7500 packed the Lincoln Domain

on Saturday.

Event organiser David Parlane

said he didn’t have final crowd

numbers in yet, but estimated it

would be between 7500 and 8000


The line up included Mi-Sex,

Dragon, The Jordan Luck Band,

Jason Kerrison, Annie Crummer,

Debbie Harwood, Margaret

Urlich and Sharon O’Neill, as

well as other acts.

Mr Parlane said it had been an

astounding success.

“We got the perfect day, the

perfect weather, the perfect

people and it just went to plan,”

Mr Parlane said.

He was talking to several international

acts about playing at the

event next year, but couldn’t give

away any names at this stage.

Mayor Sam Broughton said

the event’s success was good for


“There are a number of existing

events which draw large

crowds but it’s nice to have new

events which also attract people

not only from within the district,

but from outside the district as

PARTY: More than 7500 people enjoyed the Selwyn Sounds

concert on Saturday.


well, with plenty of people from

Christchurch enjoying a day in

Selwyn,” he said.

“We have got a population now

that can support large events and

also proximity to surrounding

districts and locations that are

desirable for large events.”

Mr Broughton said the organisers

had clearly put in a massive

effort to make the event a


“There were a few concerns

from neighbours around sound

and parking and things, but the

reports I have heard is that it all

went well.”


Event operations manager Stuart

Dwight said there had been

no problems with disorder at the

concert and no one was arrested

on the day.

“We ran hourly meetings with

the police and fire brigade,” he


“The people that had a little bit

too much to drink were asked to

stop and a couple of them just

left on their own accord.”

Mr Parlane said there had also

been some “learnings” from the

event and next year they would

be likely to include more toilets.

•More photos, pages 12-13


Nina Cook was born in Whakatane in 1967. She was educated in Wanganui and

then at Christchurch Polytechnic School of Art and Design where she received

a Bachelor of Design. In 2007 Nina established the studio from which she

currently works. Nina’s latest exhibition named ‘Opening’ takes place at Little

River Gallery from March 11th until April 5th.

Ian Clothier writes about Nina Cook’s new works from the exhibition


“…Sumptuously indulgent, some of the paintings have sensual cavities

accompanied by extravagant displays of form and colour that come close to

gorging the eyes. Words such as colour, spectrum and visual feast apply equally

to the paintings as they do to the tail of peacocks. Such

as the collection of thoughts about feathers, colour

and visual luxury that assemble on reflection of Nina

Cook’s Opening works.”

Nina writes about her own work.

“The narrative/impetus for this series of works is deeply personal. Broadly, it is

about a cycle of profound hurt to intense release. Opening: to force an opening

(to breach) through to Opening: to release and truly open up.

The process is integral and is one of concentrated, open-minded patience,

requiring me to stay alert to paint (viscosity, brush loading, etc) and

compositional characteristics in much the same way

as fully abstract works demand. These cannot

be rushed, nor the movements/marks allowed

to become repetitively mechanical. To do so

would be to undermine the intention of the work.

The works initially appear highly decorative and

orderly – feathers mean birds. But on closer inspection, these are not any birds

you’d recognise. Their physiology is different (wrong? altered?). The colours

and intensity are emotive, the mark-making intense. These irregularities draw

you in, encourage observation and contemplation. But ultimately you are

released to once again to simply enjoy the decorative qualities of these jewels.

That they are designed to be hung at any angle, allows the image to be

changed/refreshed at will. This allows the viewer input into the relationship

each work has with its surroundings. The round paintings are very effective in

groupings, allowing differences between the works to intensify each other.”

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Lowes Rd garden takes prize

• By Tom Doudney

A LOWES Rd couple have won

the Rolleston residents annual

garden competition.

Ron and Anne Finch’s

property won the prize for the

large urban garden category as

well the overall prize.

There were 33 entries received

into the garden competition,

which has not been held for a few


Competition president Brenda

Dunlop said she was really

pleased with the standard of

entries, which was positive after

the competition not being held

for a while.

“They were very good, I was

really impressed and I think it

will start the ball running to

get other people to enter in 18

months time,” she said.

The next competition will be

held in October and November

next year.

There were eight categories

in the competition, including a

small urban garden, large urban

garden, small rural garden, large

rural garden, native garden,

a vegetable garden, a garden

viewed from the street and a

garden hidden behind fences and


WELL MANICURED: Ron and Anne Finch’s Lowes Rd property won the overall prize in the

Rolleston residents annual garden competition. ​

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Overall winner: Ron and

Anne Finch.

Category winners: Large

urban garden - Ron and

Anne Finch, garden hidden

behind a fence - Muriel

Smith, a native garden - John

Keoghan, vegetable garden

- Mike and Heather Clarke, a

garden view from the street

- Rhonda Saunders, a small

urban garden - Rachel van


Second place: Large urban

garden - David and Marilyn

Cable, garden hidden behind

a fence - Eileen Walter Prebble,

vegetable garden - C.

and S. Ryde, a garden viewed

from the street - Lynda Tony

Day, a small urban garden -

Christine and Peter Thorne.

Highly commended: Large

urban Garden - Suzanne Kirk

Smith, garden hidden behind

a fence - Rachel and Russell

Faulkner, a garden viewed

from the street - Howard

and Geraldine, a small urban

garden - Ivan and Jannita


Very highly commended:

Norman and Maggie McKeown.

In Brief


Selwyn’s recovery manager for

the Port Hills fire, Al Lawn, has

been given emergency powers

until March 29, giving him

the ability to manage access

into and through the affected

area. Mayor Sam Broughton

said these powers might also be

required to assist the firefighting

effort if conditions change and

there is a flare-up , or to manage

specific aspects of recovery

work. A total fire ban remains

in place throughout Selwyn.

People wanting to contribute to

the ecological recovery of the

Port Hills can donate to the Port

Hills Fire Restoration Fund.

Details can be found online at


Three rail level crossings in

Selwyn will be closed for repairs

this month, with the first closure

starting on Saturday. The closures

are due to work KiwiRail

is doing to upgrade the crossings.

The Dawsons Rd crossing

will be closed from Saturday

until March 15. The Weedons

Ross Rd crossing will be closed

from March 18 until March 22.

The Curraghs Rd crossing will

also be closed, but the dates are

yet to be confirmed. Detours

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Heritage homes on display to public

SOME OF Canterbury’s most

historically significant properties

will open their doors to the

public this weekend.

The Hororata and Beyond

Heritage Open Day will be held

on Sunday.

Participants will be able

to journey through time to

Canterbury’s pioneering past

by visiting heritage properties

and museums in Hororata,

Homebush, Glenroy, Glentunnel,

Windwhistle and Lake


Properties opening for the day

will include Gunyah Country

Estate, Terrace Station, Homebush

Stables, Cotons’ Cottage

and Museum, Washpen Falls,

Glentunnel Museum, Steventon

(Lady Barkers Homestead),

Rockwood Station, The Point

Station, St John’s Church and


Many of these properties

are generally only open by

appointment and usually prefer

group bookings. A number of

properties are offering special

activities throughout the day

and some will have vintage

machinery on display.

Organising committee member

Karen Meares said all the

property owners were passionate

about sharing not only their

heritage properties, but also the

stories of the people who had

lived there.

“Having all of these properties

open on one day allows people

to get a great insight into life in

the late 19 th century, when the

district was the great hope of

Canterbury with agricultural

and industry development,” she


“The heritage open day not

only gives the community the

opportunity to showcase the

region’s interesting heritage,

but has provided motivation

and inspiration for those who

are involved in the heritage

of the district. The Hororata

Community Trust has been a

great supporter, which has really

allowed this project to achieve all

it set out to do and more.”

Many of the properties’

stories are intertwined as the

communities developed and

the pioneers worked to establish

farms and industries, such as

lime, clay, pottery and coal.

•All properties open on

Sunday, 9am to 5pm. Tickets

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properties on the day.

Single entry (admit to one

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Leslie Greenslade

Our People

Rugby fan too slow to duck

Lincoln resident Leslie

Greenslade has been

involved with rugby

administration for more

than 20 years. She

spoke to Tom Doudney

about how her children

got her involved, the

state of women’s rugby

and her favourite game

You’ve been pretty heavily

involved in rugby with

Ellesmere, Canterbury Country,

the Lincoln Rugby Club,

Lincoln High School and

the South Island. What sort of

roles have you filled with all of


With the Lincoln Rugby Club I

was JAB (junior advisory board)

secretary for a long time and club

secretary for three or four years

as well; for Ellesmere JAB I was

secretary of that for four or five

years; with Canterbury I have

been the secretary and president

and I am now secretary for the

second time; I am also a board

member on the Ellesmere Sub

Union management committee;

and for the South Island JAB I

have been president and am currently

the secretary.

TIRELESS: Leslie Greenslade has made a big behind the scenes contribution with South Island

Ellesmere, Canterbury Country, Lincoln and Lincoln High School rugby over a period of more

than 20 years.


I take it that’s all volunteer


Pretty much.

Do you have a day job as well?

No, at the high school I am the

rugby administrator so I do get

paid for that. We have a dairy

farm, not that I do much active

dairy farming any more – I don’t

have much time.

Where is your farm?

We are right next to Lincoln,

the township is coming out fast

to meet us. We are right on the

boundary of the Ngai Tahu development,

so when it’s finished

the township will be right next

to us.

How long have you lived


I have lived in Lincoln since

1984 and in this particular house

since 1989, so it’s a long time.

Did the township seem a fair

way away to begin with?

It did! There were quite a few

hectares between us and the

township and now there is not.

How do you feel about that?

I would really rather it wasn’t

creeping closer but things change

and you just have to adapt.

How do you find the time for

all that involvement with rugby?

Sometimes it’s very busy and

pretty stressful. It would be

extremely difficult if you had a

full-time job because it does take

up a lot of hours but it’s rewarding

at the same time.

In what way do you find it


For instance with the high

school, seeing boys develop into

better players. We have seen some

go through to being Super Rugby

payers like Tom Sanders and

Mitchell Dunshea.

How did your involvement

with rugby start?

Pretty much when my boys

started playing, I started getting

involved in the Lincoln JAB. I

went along and you know, some

people are suckers and can’t say

no, too slow to duck or something.

People kept asking you to do


That’s right, I would be a delegate

for something or something

needed to be done and I would

just do it because it was easier

than finding somebody else.


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administration work

What are your sons’ names

and when did the first start


Chris, Adrian and Graeme.

About 24 years ago.

Have any of them made it

reasonably far in the game?

Chris and Graeme have played

for Canterbury Country seniors,

Adrian played for Canterbury

Country 18s and then decided

representative rugby wasn’t for

him. Our daughter plays rugby

as well.

Is she younger than the boys?

Yes she is. Trina is 23 and plays

for Burnham/Dunsandel/Irwell.

She actually started playing at

high school. She didn’t play when

she was younger because I didn’t

really want the kids playing in

four teams in four different directions,

so she played netball because

that was always at Lincoln.

With rugby, even though

there are a lot more girls playing

it these days, I guess some people

might still see it as a bit of a

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was working at the high school

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and didn’t get to watch her play

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And has she taken to it pretty


Yeah, well she made the Canterbury

team last year, so she’s

not bad either.

Do you watch many of your

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How do you choose whose

game to go to?

It’s pretty much what we can

get to. My husband John has to

choose as well, and we sort of

try and even it up between their

games, just roughly.

Apart from following your

kids’ games, has John had

much involvement with rugby


No, he has said that he is the

rugby widow, he leaves it to me.

Did you ever play any rugby


No, I played netball. I grew up

in Southbridge which was a much

more conservative area than it is


If you had your youth again

these days, do you think you


Possibly not, I was more a

cricket fan myself.

Did you have any interest in

rugby before your kids started


I’m a good Canterbury person

so I always supported the Canterbury


Do you ever go to Canterbury,

Crusaders or All Blacks games?

Yes, I go and watch them

when I can but sometimes if I’ve

already watched three games of

rugby for the day I just want to

curl up in front of the TV and

watch where it’s warm. But yes,

I do like the live games and certainly

go to the All Blacks when

they are here and some of the

Crusaders and Canterbury games

and I watched a few women’s

games last year.

Do you have a favourite game

that you have watched?

The Crusaders v Waratahs

when they absolutely smashed

them (the Crusaders bet the

Saturday 25th March 2017

Sheffield Showgrounds

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Waratahs 96-19 in 2002). It was

just one of those games where

everything went right for them

and 50/50 passes went their way

all day. I don’t generally like

watching one-sided games, I

usually prefer better contests but

that was one of those ones that

stands out.

Apart from rugby do you have

any other hobbies or interests?

I don’t have a lot of time for

anything other than rugby but I

am a pretty avid sports watcher

of anything. I used to play touch

before I got injured.

You injured yourself playing


No, I actually stuffed my knee

playing netball. I used to play

that too, until I had ACL replacement

surgery. I used to play

netball a lot.

Was that a while ago that you

had that injury?

It was a bit over 10 years ago.

I did play touch again after that

but it’s not the same when your

knee is sore.

Do you think you will be

involved in organising rugby for

quite a long time to come?

I’m still a bit slow to duck, so,

yes, I think so. I’m a little bit

interested in pushing girls and

women’s rugby, there are still

barriers for them to be playing.

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University’s Mrs O farewelled

• By Bridget Rutherford

JOAN O’LOUGHLIN had seen it

all in her 32 years of being a mother

away from home to Lincoln University


She left such a mark, the university’s

cafe and bar was named after her when

it opened in 2001. Mrs O’s has been an

institution ever since.

Mrs O’Loughlin passed away on

February 17, and was farewelled on

February 25. She was 89.

Starting at the university in 1966,

Mrs O’Loughlin was a cleaner and tea

attendant largely in Hudson Hall.

But in turn, she became a second

mother to many students living on


One of those students was Paul

Bolger – son of then Prime Minister Jim


“Mrs Bolger used to phone quite a

lot to see how he was getting on, but he

was generally quiet and studious,” Mrs

O’Loughlin said in Lincoln’s Alumni

News after retiring in 1998.

At the time, she said there was “never

a dull moment”, and had many stories

about the pranks and shenanigans she

witnessed during her work.

There was one occasion when someone

balanced containers of water on

broom handles outside each bedroom

door, and took out all the corridor

light bulbs. In the middle of the night,

the mystery prankster yelled ‘flood,’

so everyone came rushing out of their

doors splashing water throughout the


Mrs O’Loughlin not only looked

after students. In 1974, overseas athletes

stayed at Lincoln while they competed

at the Commonwealth Games.

Lincoln Alumni and Development

Office heritage writer Ian Collins said

Mrs O’Loughlin brought a warm and

caring attitude to the halls.

“She remembered students’ birthdays

and made them cakes, and reassured

parents that their children living in the

halls were being looked after.”

He said it was a unique situation

having a campus facility named after a

member of Lincoln’s support services.

Mrs O’Loughlin’s daughter, Jo-Ann

O’Loughlin said her mother loved the

campus atmosphere and life working

among the students.

“My mother always said: ‘Your

working days are the best days of your

life’, and she felt very lucky to work at


When Mrs O’Loughlin retired from

Lincoln, she was one of the longest serving

on the staff.

REMEMBERED: Joan O’Loughlin,

affectionately known as Mrs O at Lincoln

University, was farewelled on February 25.

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Bid to lift motor-cyclist safety

SELWYN motor-cyclists are

being offered the opportunity to

develop their skills so they can

be safer on the road.

The district council is offering

motor-cyclists the opportunity

to receive vouchers so they can

attend motor-cycle skills training

for free. Sessions are being

held in March and April.

The risk of being killed or

injured on the road is 21 times

higher for a motor-cyclist than

for a car driver, according to the

2016 New Zealand Household

Travel Survey.

From 2012 to 2016, there

were 47 motor-cycle crashes in

Selwyn, resulting in five fatalities,

27 serious injuries and 25

minor injuries.

District road safety coordinator

Ngaire Tinning said

the figures were concerning

and the district council had

originally offered the ‘Live to

Ride’ training in 2013 to try to

reduce the number and severity

of crashes in Selwyn. A total of

47 Selwyn motor-cyclists have

participated in the programme

since 2013.

While motor-cyclist numbers

are increasing, the number

of motor-cyclists involved in

crashes in Selwyn from 2012 to

2016 has now reduced from 58

in the 2007-2011 period.

UPSKILLING: The ‘Ride Forever’ training sessions will provide the opportunity to attend

motorcycle skills coaching.

The ‘Ride Forever’ training being

offered this year provides the

opportunity to attend motor-cycle

skills coaching, where people

can refresh their skills, and learn

and practice new techniques.

The courses will be delivered

by New Zealand Transport

Agency-qualified trainers and

will include training to develop

braking, handling and safe driving

skills. Course options are at

four different levels – gold, silver,

bronze and urban.

Mrs Tinning said the course

offered motor-cyclists the opportunity

to learn how to assess

risks, adopt safer rider positions

on the road to increase their

visibility to drivers and avoid

actions that may cause crashes

while riding.

“The course provides a

hands-on opportunity to learn

practical skills that can be applied

throughout the rest of your

riding life,” she said.

The courses are already

subsidised by Ride Forever. The

district council has 20 vouchers

available for local residents,

which will cover the remaining

$20 or $50 cost usually paid by

the motor-cyclist.

The vouchers are valid until

May 31.

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more about the vouchers

and training sessions,

contact ngaire.tinning@ or phone 347


Indoor sports

facility a step

closer to reality

• By Tom Doudney

AN INDOOR sporting courts

facility at Rolleston’s Foster Park is

closer to becoming a reality.

The facility would cater to sports

like netball and basketball.

A report to tomorrow’s district

council meeting recommends appointing

a 10-person project steering

group, completing an options

and budget analysis, and confirming

building specifications.

The Foster Park Masterplan consulted

on in 2011-2012 recognised

the need for such a facility and

proposed that it could be located

either by the Selwyn Aquatic Centre

or at the Brooklands Dr end of

Foster Park. Subsequent analysis determined

the site next to the aquatic

centre would be too small.

The report to tomorrow’s meeting

cited Selwyn’s rapid population

growth and youthful demographics

compared to other districts as the

reason why it was needed.

It proposed that the steering

group include representatives

from the Selwyn Netball Centre,

the Selwyn United Football Club,

Canterbury Basketball and the

Selwyn Sports Trust, as well as Lincoln

Event Centre manager Ginny

Bowden, Selwyn Aquatic Centre

manager Kathy Moore and other

district council staff members.



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Your Local Views

Global temperatures rising


Lincoln Envirotown Trust

project manager Dave

Fitzjohn writes on why you

should take part in Earth

Hour this year

Lincoln Envirotown Trust will

again be running a number of

Earth Hour Events this month to

encourage environmental awareness.

Earth Hour this year is to be

celebrated on March 25 and we

encourage everyone to switch

off their lights on this night

to participate in the symbolic

resource-saving that we all need

to be aware of.

Earth’s 2016 surface temperatures

were the warmest since

modern record-keeping began in

1880, according to independent

analyses by NASA and the National

Oceanic and Atmospheric

Administration. This makes 2016

the third year in a row to set a

new record for global average

surface temperatures. Most of the

warming occurred in the past 35

years, with 16 of the 17 warmest

years on record occurring since


The science is now very clear

that our rapid increases in

consumption (and consequential

production) with its effects on

our carbon emissions has been

a major cause of this warming.

TOPIC OF CONVERSATION: Then deputy mayor Sarah Walters

speaking at last year’s Kim Hill discussion, an annual Earth

Hour event held at Lincoln University. ​

It makes Earth Hour, which is

aimed at encouraging us to focus

on our electricity use, a symbolic

gesture of growing importance.

In New Zealand, with much

of our electricity coming from

renewable sources, fuel for

transport is perhaps even more


Earth Hour started as a lightsout

event in Sydney. It has now

grown to engage more than 7000

towns and cities worldwide.

Lighting on civic buildings

and structures are switched off

between 8.30pm and 9.30pm

for Earth Hour and people are

encouraged to participate.

The World Wildlife

Foundation states that Earth

Hour’s aim is to “encourage

an interconnected global

community to share the

opportunities and challenge of

creating a Sustainable World.”

Pat Palmer, of Prebbleton,

writes about a proposal

to improve flows in the

Selwyn River using water

from the Central Plains

Water scheme

What good news that people

are getting serious about boosting

the low Selwyn River flows

with Rakaia River water from

Central Plains Water.

Perhaps about one per cent

of the Rakaia’s flow would be


Fish and Game and assorted

greenie groups could pay the

same as irrigators, or CPW

might make a gift.

As for polluting Te Waihora,

the swan, goose and duck excrement

needs flushing out. A few

more nutrients in the Pacific

might improve the fishing at

Birdlings Flat.

Les Wood, of Lincoln,

writes about plans for a

new bridge over the Liffey


I see that the secret projects

department of the Selwyn

District Council is alive and well.

Lemonwood Grove School is excited to announce an opportunity for

friends and whanau of the school, as well as the wider community,

to tour through our school and see the facilities.

This open evening will run from

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There is no need to pre-register,

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It is now seeking to appoint two new Trustees.

Candidates should have a good knowledge of Banks

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future. The Trust seeks individuals with the time and

ability to work as part of a voluntary governance

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Resource Management Consultants

It has come to our notice that a

bridge over the widest part of the

Liffey Stream is in the pipeline. No

notification, however, to immediate

neighbours of this plan for the end

of the first walkway on the left of

Ryelands Drive crossing to the land

adjacent to the temporary year 1 and

2 campus of Lincoln Primary School

opposite, with extensive changes to the

walkway included.

I thought the school was temporary

but I could be totally incorrect in

this assumption, perhaps I could be

enlightened. There is already access to

the eastern side of the Liffey via two

bridges in close proximity so I fail to

see the need for spending thousands

of dollars of ratepayers’ money on this

unnecessary addition to our landscape.

District council chief executive

David Ward responds – The

council has been working with the

Lincoln Community Committee for

the past two years on the layout and

conceptual design of a new bridge for

pedestrians and cyclists across the

Liffey Stream and improvements to the

pathways in the Liffey Reserve.

The proposed pathway and bridge

location have recently been approved

by the committee. Additionally,

property owners on Moffat Drive and

Ryelands Drive nearest to the proposed

bridge have also been notified of the

proposal (seven properties in total).

A consent has not yet been lodged for

the proposed bridge, but this process

may require formal notification of the


The council is also planning

communication to the wider

community once the details of the

project have been confirmed following

the completion of the consenting


The Lincoln Community Committee

has been very positive about this

project which seeks to improve walking

and cycling connections for local

residents, including school children.

We see the bridge and paths as an

asset to the Lincoln community which

will help open up the reserve to make

it more accessible to the community,

with the bridge as an attractive

landscape feature.

Anyone who has questions or

concerns about the project is welcome

to phone the council on 347 2800

and we would be happy to discuss the


•The Selwyn Times asked for and

received further information on the

project from the district council,

including that:

The estimated cost of the timber

bridge is around $100,000.

Currently detailed design is being

undertaken. Depending on consenting,

works are planned to take place

between April and June.

Resource and Building consents

will be required for the bridge, and

consenting requirements may put the

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Scholarship for student

New entrants

A DARFIELD teenager who

once struggled to be part of

conversations has risen to

become an outstanding student

since receiving a cochlear


Jack Dixon, 18, has been awarded

a Southern Hearing Charitable

Trust scholarship to assist him

financially with his study at Lincoln


Having received a cochlear

implant at the age of 11, he fashioned

an impressive leadership,

academic and sporting record

during his five years as a boarder

at St Bede’s College. He was a

prefect in 2016.

Southern Hearing Charitable

Trust chairman David Kent said

Jack was an outstanding young

man and the scholarship would

assist him during study for a

Bachelor of Science degree.

Jack’s desire to become a leader

and role model with the cochlear

implant and deaf communities

was an outstanding attribute as

he would be able to give advice

and potentially assist other teenagers

with cochlear implants who

might be considering tertiary


“His ability to relate to them

will be important,” Mr Kent said.

From once having to struggle

to be a part of conversations, the

cochlear implant has allowed Jack

to actively participate in many

ACHIEVEMENT: Jack Dixon (right), has been awarded the

Southern Hearing Charitable Trust scholarship. Also pictured

are Southern Hearing Charitable Trust chairman David Kent

and Jack’s mother Angela. ​

different areas.

“Being physically active is important

to me,” he said.

“I love to go running and participate

in a variety of sports activities.

In my last year at school I

played for the tennis seniors and

was goalkeeper in the under 19

football team.”

Jack’s academic record at St

Bede’s was compelling. He was

awarded academic honours

pockets in 2014 and 2015 for his

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and two and last year in level

three received excellence endorsement

awards for chemistry,

geography, religious education

and earth and space science and

84 level three excellence credits.

He also won the NZ Federation

for Deaf Children Excellence for

a year 13 student award and was

overall winner in all year levels.

“For my science degree I intend

to major in land, water and

environmental science which will

fit with my deep interest in the

environment and sustainability,”

Jack said.

From left, Jack, Lexie, Jim, Blake and Lara started at West

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Oliver Smith started at

Rolleston School on

February 13.

Ethan Pullan started at

Southbridge School on

February 7.


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Selwyn Times


events popular

Dealing with a barking dog

Having a barking dog in your street can be annoying for both

neighbours and dog owners.

It’s a common nuisance, but often it can be successfully resolved,

allowing you to enjoy some peace and quiet. The Council’s Animal

Control team often deals with barking complaints and has a number

of tips on how to resolve them.

“Barking can have a variety of causes,” says Animal Control

Team Leader Steve Clarke. “Boredom, anxiety, loneliness, lack of

exercise, fleas, hunger or a change in home or environment are

common reasons why barking occurs.”

Steve recommends trying to work out what is causing the barking

and trying different things to remedy it. For example if you think your

dog may be bored try leaving them with toys to entertain them. If

you think they may be lonely have someone visit them or drop them

off to a friend or family member so they have some company. For

more advice visit

If the barking doesn’t improve you can try contacting a dog

behaviourist, enrolling your dog in training or contacting the

Council’s Animal Control team on 347 2910 for advice.

If a barking dog nearby is bothering you, try speaking to the owner

initially. “Often issues only occur when no one is home at the

property so the owner isn’t aware of the problem,” says Steve.

If the problem doesn’t improve after speaking with the owner then

you can call the Council’s Animal Control team on 347 2910 to

report a problem. It is helpful to keep a record of when the barking

has occurred as this can help identify what is triggering it.

Over 2,500 people have been enjoyed some of the many events held as part of the Council’s

‘Summer in Selwyn’ event series.

The series has been running since January – with the Teddy Bear’s Picnic drawing a crowd of

around 900 children and their families, not counting the many bears putting in an appearance.

The free outdoor screening of The Goonies at Lincoln also attracted a large crowd of around 250

people to The Green behind the library (pictured).

During March and April Skate Jams are planned at Leeston, Prebbleton, Lincoln, Rolleston, West

Melton and Glentunnel, picnics are planned at Burnham, Prebbleton and Tai Tapu and Music on the

Green is happening at Leeston and Lincoln. Events coming up in the next two weeks are shown in

our events column on the opposite page. For details of later events please visit www.selwyn.govt.

nz/events or ‘Summer in Selwyn’ on Facebook.

Helping children get to school safely

The Council’s new School Road Safety Coordinator Stephanie Hautler has had a busy start to her role

and has been working with a number of local schools on safety initiatives.

Stephanie has visited all Selwyn primary schools to provide them with information on bike and scooter

safety information they can display around the school and include in their newsletters.

Together with Constable Rick Groen, School Community Officer she has visited Lemonwood Grove

and West Rolleston Schools. Both schools have new kea crossings operating which are supervised by

parents and staff. Stephanie and Constable Rick helped with training and operating the patrols when

they started. Lemonwood Grove School also received a donation of safety vests from the Selwyn

Women’s Issues group for every student. Stephanie also joined Rolleston Primary School for the

training of their new Road Patrol team.

Greendale School recently received a visit from Constable Rick and Stephanie for bus monitor

training for senior students and bus safety training for the whole school. Pupils have high visibility

safety vests to wear which helps them be seen by motorists when getting on and off the bus and

while they are on roadsides.

Stephanie is also planning to work with West Rolleston School to develop a school travel plan covering

safe walking, cycling and scootering options as well as travel by car.

“It’s a good idea for parents to walk, scoot or bike with their children where possible to teach them

about road safety and how to safely cross roads. High visibility vests are also a good idea and they

should wear a helmet if biking or scootering,” she says. Around schools parents and other motorists

also need to slow down and watch out for children before and after school.

Superannuation visits

Ken Stevens, a case manager from the Ministry of Social Development,

will be visiting Selwyn to answer questions on payments, entitlement,

and any other matters regarding superannuation. Visits are by prior

appointment – to book an appointment please phone (03) 961 9170.

Ken will be visiting these locations:

· Leeston Library and Service Centre on Tuesday 21 March from


· Darfield Library and Service Centre on Tuesday 28 March from


· Lincoln Event Centre on Tuesday 4 April from 10am-2.30pm.

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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Notice is hearby given that

pursuant to Section 22 (2) of the

Forest and Rural Fire Act (1977),


is extended over the whole of

Selwyn district as from midday

on Wednesday 1 March until

further notice.

During the Prohibited Fire

Season, it is an offence to light

any fires in the open air. The

prohibition does not apply to

gas barbeques lit on a property

serviced by a high pressure

water supply.

Douglas Marshall

Principal Rural Fire Officer


Public Forums: Council,

Community Board and local

committee meetings are open

to the public. Time is available at

the start of meetings for people

to speak on matters of concern.

Please notify Bernadette Ryan

or your local committee at least

three days before the meeting.

Township, Hall and Reserve

Committees: To list or make

changes to meeting details, email


nz or phone 347 2800 or 318

8338 by 9am Wednesday the

week before publication.



Council Meeting

Wed 8 Mar 1pm

Lincoln Event Centre

Springs Ellesmere Discretionary

Fund Committee Meeting

Wed 8 Mar after the Council

Meeting, Lincoln Event Centre

Selwyn Central Discretionary

Fund Committee Meeting

Wed 8 Mar after the Council

Meeting, Lincoln Events Centre

Citizenship Ceremony

Wed 8 Mar 6.30pm

Rolleston Headquarters

On the roads this week


Wednesday 8 March

Rakaia Huts 9.30-10am

Southbridge School


Thursday 9 March

Prebbleton Tavern 3.30-5.30pm

Monday 13 March

Ako Rolleston 10.30-11am

Rolleston Christian School


Selwyn Kids, Rolleston


Rolly Kids 2-2.30pm

Tuesday 14 March

Glenroy Hall 11.40-12.10pm

Windwhistle School 1-1.30pm



Doyleston Community


Wed 8 Mar 7.30pm

Osborne Park Pavilion

Glentunnel Community

Centre Committee

Tue 21 Mar 7.30pm

Glentunnel Community Centre

Greendale Recreation

Reserve Committee

Tue 21 Mar 8pm

Greendale Pavilion

Triennial Election

Kirwee Recreation Reserve

Management Committee

Mon 13 Mar 7.30pm

Kirwee Reserve Sports Pavilion

Kirwee Township Committee

Mon 20 Mar 7.30pm

Kirwee Community Hall

Lincoln Community Committee

Mon 13 Mar 7pm, Lincoln Event

Centre Fitzgerald Room

Prebbleton Community

Association Inc.

Tue 21 Mar 7.30pm

Prebbleton Community Cottage

Prebbleton Public Hall

Society Inc.

Mon 13 Mar 7.30pm

Glentunnel School 1.55-2.55pm

Glentunnel Hall 3-3.30 pm



School Road, Tai Tapu will be

closed from the western side

of Hepworth Place, west for

80 metres between the hours

of 9am and 3pm on Sunday

12 March for the Tai Tapu

School Fair.

During the road closure, traffic

will be requested to detour along

the nearest alternative route.

Any queries can be directed to

Joanne on 347 2887.

Prebbleton Hall Supper Room

Prebbleton Reserve Committee

Mon 20 Mar 7.30pm

Prebbleton Community Cottage

Sheffield Recreation

Reserve Committee

Sat 11 Mar 9am

Sheffield Reserve Pavilion

Springfield Township


Tue 7 Mar 7.30pm, Tawera Hall

Springston Hall Committee

Thurs 9 Mar 7.30pm

Springston Hall

Springston Reserve Committee

Wed 15 Mar 7.30pm

Errol Tweedy Pavilion

Waihora Park Reserve


Tue 7 Mar 7.30pm

Waihora Bowling Club

Weedons Reserve Committee

Mon 13 Mar 7.30pm

Weedons Reserve Pavilion

West Melton Reserve Board


Mon 20 Mar 7.30pm

West Melton Rugby Club

Whitecliffs Township &

Domain Committee

Mon 13 Mar 7.30pm

Glentunnel Hall

Preseal road repairs are planned on Southbridge Dunsandel, Rakaia Selwyn and Leaches Roads. Road

repairs are also planned on Minchins and Leaches Roads. Traffic controls will operate at all sites.

Road resurfacing is planned on North Terrace and Coaltrack Road, with stop/go controls operating.

Footpath repairs are planned on Matanui Street in Lincoln. New footpath construction is continuing in

Rolleston on Brookside Road and Overbury Crescent.

Work is continuing on the Masefield Drive upgrade and footpath construction. Temporary traffic

management is in place – please drive carefully. Manse Road roading and stormwater improvement

work continues.

Road reconstruction continues on Gerald Street.

Rail/road closures

From Saturday 11 March until Wednesday 15 March the Dawsons Road rail crossing will be closed to

allow Kiwirail to complete a crossing upgrade. Detours will be sign posted.

Dynes Road is currently closed to traffic from the intersection with Springston Rolleston Road to about

150 metres from this intersection. The closure is to extend a sewer main along the road and will be in

place until around 20 March (the reopening date has now been brought forward).

From Monday 13 March until 10 April Stoneleigh Drive will be closed. A new roundabout is being

installed at the intersection of Hoskyns Road and Stoneleigh Drive. The closure is a safety measure to

reduce traffic build up on Hoskyns Road. Hoskyns Road will remain open with traffic controls operating.

Christchurch Southern Motorway extension

The passing lane on Main South Road between Rolleston and Weedons Road is closed for works

related to the Christchurch Southern Motorway Stage 2.

On Weedons Road there is currently no access to Main South Road from Levi Road with a one way

system in place.

Selwyn Events































Summer Skate Jam

Leeston Skate Park, 4-6pm

With free gear hire & coaching

from experienced skaters, prizes

& competitions

Picnic in the Park

Burnham Reserve, 5.30-7.30pm

With live music, bouncy castle,

games, Pedalmania & free sausage

sizzle. Bring a picnic & enjoy!

Car Boot Sale

St Stephens Lincoln, 9am

With new material, crafts, jams,

chutneys, plants, baking, bric brac &

sausage sizzle. For enquiries phone

Jenny on 325 7653

Hororata & Beyond

Heritage Open Day

Visit Gunyah, Terrace Station,

Homebush Stables, Steventon, St

John’s Church & more. Explore heritage

homesteads, gardens & bushwalks.

Tickets from Hororata Domain from

9am on the day,

Rolleston Envirotown


Rolleston Square Carpark,


Choose from local produce, craft

& second hand goods. Email

Leeston Music on the Green

Anderson Square, 4.30-7pm

Pack a picnic & be entertained by

outstanding local musicians. Free

Prebbleton Picnic in the

Park & Summer Skate Jam

Prebbleton Community Park,


With live music, bouncy castle,

games, Pedalmania, prizes, free skate

gear hire & coaching & free sausage

sizzle. Bring a picnic & enjoy!

Picnic in the Park

Tai Tapu Basin (opposite school),


With live music, bouncy castle,

games, Pedalmania & free sausage

sizzle. Bring a picnic & enjoy!

Lincoln Music on the Green

Lincoln Green (by library),


Pack a picnic & be entertained by

outstanding local musicians. Free

Historical field trip

Join Lincoln & Districts Historical

Society for a presentation on The

Springs, Fanny Fitzgerald, & a visit to

Springs Homestead. Meet 1.30pm

Young Farmers Club Hall (Lincoln

University Gate 3). All welcome, gold

coin please

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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Hororata golfer

has chance

to qualify for

Australian Open

• By Gordon Findlater


Dominic Brettkelly has the

chance to book a spot at this year’s

Australian Open.

Brettkelly and Christchurch’s

Tom Parker, who are both year 13

student’s at Christchurch Boys’

High School, have been selected

in the New Zealand team of four

to compete at the Australian Boys’

Amateur Championship in Wollongong,

on April 5-7.

Previous champions of the tournament

include Jason Day, Adam

Scott, Stuart Appleby, Grant Waite

and Robert Allenby.

“It’s pretty cool to know that

you’re where they were and to see

how far they’ve gone, so if you

keep doing what you’re doing then

you can get there as well,” Brettkelly


With just four spots available in

the New Zealand team heading

across the ditch, remaining at the

top of his game has been on his

mind in recent months.

“Early this year, I had quite a

few good results at some good

tournaments, so I knew I was

close,” Brettkelly said.

PLAYING A SHOT: Joel Harden hits out for


Weedons through to final

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wicket win in their semi final at

Weedons Domain on Saturday.

Weedons first innings lead of

163, after racking up 337/9 with

the bat, proved too much for

Lincoln to overcome.

The visitors managed to score

247 in their second innings but

LEG SIDE: Weedons’ Jack Parker bowls to Lincoln’s Aaron Chapman.

it was not enough, Weedons

reaching 85/2 in 15.4 overs.

In the other semi final, Sefton

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Midget champion in

race against time

ACTION: Defending South Island Midget Car

champion David Kerr is hoping to win the title for

an eighth time at Ruapuna Speedway on Saturday.



Kerr and his team are in

what he says is “a race

against time” if he is to

defend his South Island

midget car title this

Saturday at Ruapuna


Kerr, a seven-time winner

of the event, said what

started off as a persistent

misfire was now “a bit of a

major” with a strip down

of the engine revealing a

broken valve seat.

“We had been chasing

the misfire for a couple of

shows. What we have now

is an expensive and extensive

piece of machining

being required,” Kerr said.

“I’m quietly confident

that we will get the job

done but it’s been one of

those summers for us with


With his racing future

uncertain Kerr, was keen to

pull ahead of Trevor Hall

who also has seven South

Island titles to his name.

“We (the team) are all

getting busier away from

the track and its also getting

harder to find sponsorship

dollars,” he said.

“I can’t really complain

too much. I’ve raced in

nine South Island titles and

won seven, had a second

and a dnf (did not finish).

There’s a bunch of guys

who would do anything to

win just one of them, but

I’m not ready to hand that

old trophy over yet.”

Kerr saw Gary Chadwick

as a real threat, particularly

since he received some help

with his car and engine set

up from former national

champion Peter Hunnibell.

“Since those Auckland

guys gave him a hand,

Gary has been going great.

They’ve really got that car

sorted but realistically

there are others who you

would never right off,” he


“Tom Lumsden (Southbridge),

Glen Durie (Rolleston)

and Nevil Basalaj

(Nelson) all know what it

takes to win big events. A

lot can happen in a 25-lap


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from Kim Taylor —Viva La Moda

New Winter Arrivals

Beautiful winter pieces are now filling stores to the brim. From

beautiful coats to stylish ankle boots, there are gorgeous

cosy garments ready to wear when we have cooler days.

statement coats are always best purchased very early

in the season when the selection is at its best. We have

pictured the stunning Fever of London coat which has a

fur trim (fur is once again a major trend for winter). This

coat is $379 and is a beautiful tailored fit.

We have also pictured the White Chalk

Dianna top which is casual and quirky

and is an easy and comfortable weekend

piece to wear with your jean ($99). The

fluoro-floral fabric adds an interesting twist

to a classic striped top.

The label Libertine is known for its

beautiful sumptuous fabrics and we

have pictured the edgy navy snakeskin

pull on pants ($129) with the stunning

embossed velvet navy jacket ($219)

Worn under this is the Zafina winter

white phase top which has a stylish

longer chiffon back on it making it

an ideal layering piece ($139 and

also available in dusky pink).

A lot of women will be pleased

to see that skirts are starting

to make their way back into

vogue. We have pictured the

beautiful pleated Random

skirt in navy ($145) with a

pretty floral print Bloom top from

seduce ($129). This is a dressier

look which could take you to any

special occasion.

Winter dresses are always popular

and Augustine certainly knows how

to combine pretty prints and fabrics

to create an incredibly popular label.

We have shown the Augustine Lupe Knit

overdress which has a warm knit top and

chiffon skirt so would be ideal with a pair

of boots and a jacket ($189).

Also pictured are three of the stunning

ankle boots newly-arrived in store.

The navy suede Django &

Juliette boots are $249, navy

metallic silent D boots are 279.90

and the black Django & Juliette boots

are $269.90.

All of the styles shown are available

now at Viva La moda so come on in

and update your winter wardrobe.

-Kim Taylor

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Backyard critters

Use nettle to attract admiral butterflies

Mike Bowie is

an ecologist


specialises in


(insects and other

invertebrates). Each

week he introduces a

new species found in

his backyard at Lincoln.

His column aims to

raise public awareness

of biodiversity, the

variety of living things

around us

THE YELLOW admiral

butterfly, kahu kowhai (vanessa

itea) is one of two admirals

found in New Zealand.

The other, the red admiral, is

endemic to New Zealand.

The yellow admiral was

first collected in 1769-70

when Captain James Cook

circumnavigated New Zealand in

the Endeavour, but the butterfly

is also found in Australia, Lord

Howe and Norfolk Islands.

Admirals lay eggs on stinging

nettle (urtica species) that the

larvae forage on until they are

ready to pupate.

Pupation sites of yellow

PRETTY PATTERN: A yellow admiral butterfly feeding on a

Hebe flower. ​

admirals are usually away from

the nettle under an over-hang

such as the eaves of a house or a


Adults feed on nectar from

many flower species but are

fond of larger hebe species and

buddleja (butterfly bush). The

nectar is a ‘reward’ from the

plant to carry the pollen from

plant to plant for pollination.

To attract these beauties to

your garden you need to leave

some stinging nettle for the

female admirals to lay their

eggs on and a range of flowering

plants for the adults.

Two species of wasp parasites

are the yellow admirals’ main

natural enemies in New Zealand.

One these species was introduced

by government entomologists

as a biological control agent

for cabbage white butterfly, but is

now known to attack the pupae

of admirals.

Finally, there are 31 days until

Lincoln’s free Bioblitz event.

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A yellow admiral

caterpillar feeding

on stinging nettle.


Two yellow admiral

pupae (chrysalises).

•Specimens collected by Mike Bowie will be logged online

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monitoring project and learn about our natural history. The

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you can ask for identification by experts.


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Tuesday March 7 2017 23

Colourful Chromatography

Leeston Library on Tuesday,

Darfield Library on Wednesday,

and Rolleston Library on

Thursday, 3.30-4.30pm

Science Alive! is visiting

libraries to host fun sessions

where children can learn

about the science of colour and

experiment with coloured inks.

The sessions will be free and

suitable for five to 10-year-olds.

Bookings are essential and can

be made at www.selwynlibraries.

Becoming Now

Wednesday to Sunday, 10am-

4pm, until March 26

This exhibition will show

paintings by Karen Greenslade,

photographs by Nicola Thorne,

and sculptures and drawings by

Akky van der Velde. The work

focuses on themes of ageing,

change and memory.

Down by the Liffey Gallery, 1

James St, Lincoln. Free entry

Summer Skate Jam Leeston

Wednesday, 4-6pm

Calling all skaters, come

and enjoy the Summer Skate

Jam series. These events aim to

encourage children and young

people into skating with free


by 5pm each Wednesday

gear hire and coaching from

experienced skaters. Prizes will

be up for grabs for the best trick

competition where participants

can show off their moves.

Leeston Skate Park

Picnic in the Park Burnham

Thursday, 5.30-7.30pm

Fun family activities with the

Selwyn Events games trailer,

live music, bouncy castles, facepainting,

Pedalmania, clown

Adam Allsorts and more for the

whole family. Activities for all

ages to get involved in and prizes

up for grabs. A free sausage

sizzle will also available but

people are encouraged to pack a

picnic and make an evening of it.

Burnham Reserve, Freyberg Rd

Prebbleton Craft Group

Every second Thursday, 7-9pm

The newly-formed Prebbleton

Craft Group welcomes people

to join them to create a variety

of projects. It will provide an

opportunity for people with a

passion for crafts to connect,

share skills and work together.

Prebbleton Cottage, cnr Blakes

Rd and Springs Rd. Contact Kim

on 021 215 6164 or kim.strange@ for details. Gold coin


Car Boot Sale

Saturday, 9am

Material, household goods,

crafts, bric-a-brac, jams, produce,

sauces, baking and more. For

more information, call Jenny on

325 7653.

St Stephen’s Church grounds, 21

Leinster Tce, Lincoln

Church Garage Sale

Saturday, 9am-noon

Household goods, clothing,

books, produce, baking and

more. There will also be a sausage

sizzle and a bouncy castle for

children aged up to eight.

The Old Manse, 126 East Belt

Music on the Green Leeston

Sunday, 4.30-7pm

LOADS OF FUN: The Tai Tapu School Country Fair will be held

on Sunday, 10am-3pm, at the school. This year the fair will be

part of three days of celebrations as the school marks its 150th

year. Fair attractions will include various stalls, selling crafts,

books, plants and more; a Portobello antiques roadshow, where

anyone can ask about their unusual or interesting item for a

charge of $2; and plenty of entertainment for people of all ages,

including a bouncy castle, rock hunt, face-painting, glitter and

craft tents, rides and slides and musical performances from

pupils. As for the rest of the weekend’s events, celebrations

will begin at the school on Friday with a special assembly, open

classrooms and bell ringing at 2pm (no cost), followed by cake

cutting and afternoon tea at 3pm ($20, registration required) and

a mix and mingle event ($40, registration required). On Saturday,

there will be an evening dinner and dance at the Lincoln Event

Centre from 6.30pm ($70, registration required). On Sunday, there

will be a 10am church service at the school, coinciding with the

start of the fair. Anyone wishing to register for an event should

call 329 6796 as soon as possible. ​

Pack a picnic and come

along to your local green to be

entertained by a line-up of local


Leeston Park, Holley St


The local markets have a lot on

offer from fresh produce to handmade


West Melton Market: Saturday,

9am-noon. St Paul’s Church.

Lincoln Farmers’ and Craft

Market: Saturday, 10am-1pm.

Gerald St, Lincoln.

Darfield Market: Saturday,

9am-1pm, opposite Challenge

Darfield, South Tce.

Rolleston Envirotown Market:

Sunday, 10am-1pm, Rolleston


Edendale Car Boot

Sale: Sunday, 10am-3pm,

Edendale Cafe, 888 Sandy Knolls

Rd, West Melton.

Running Groups

The running groups aim to

get like-minded members of the

community fit and engaged with

each other. All running groups

have a stagnated start to cater for

different abilities

Lincoln Road Runners:

Tuesday registration from

5.30pm, starts at 6pm. 3km or

6km. Starts at Lincoln University.

Gold coin donations.

Malvern Road Runners:

Tuesday registration from

5.40pm starts at 6pm. 3km

or 6km. Starts from Malvern

Netball Centre.

Prebbleton Runners: Tuesday

registration from 6pm. 3km or

6km walk or run. Starts from

Prebbleton Reserve soccer

ground. Gold coin donations.

Ellesmere Road Runners:

Wednesday registration from

5.45pm, starts at 6pm. 3km or

6km walk or run. Starts from

Leeston Physiotherapy.

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The Silver Dollar Bar &

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It’s time to prepare for autumn


colours will soon be

with us but there are

still plenty of jobs to

do in the garden such

as harvesting your

pumpkin patch.

AS WE head towards

autumn, we can reflect

upon an extremely

difficult summer in the


Right throughout New

Zealand, there have been

incredible variations of

temperatures, rainfall,

wind velocity and cloud


A very trying summer

for all, now is the time

for final harvesting

of summer fruit and

vegetables and the

planting of your winter

vegetable garden.

Hopefully, early autumn

rain will bring relief to the

drought-stricken parts of

New Zealand.

Vegetables to be

harvested in March

include beans, beetroot,

cabbage, carrots, celery,

corn, cucumbers,

eggplants, jerusalem

artichokes, lettuce,

melons, onions, potatoes,

pumpkins, radish,

silverbeet, tomatoes and


You may wish to save

seed for next summer’s

garden. Simply clean and

dry the seed, then store

them in a dry part of your

garden shed.

Don’t forget to clearly

label them.

Prepare areas for your

winter vegetable garden by

thorough digging, adding

compost and ensuring

there is adequate drainage.

Winter veges you can

plant up now (either seed

or young seedlings).

This includes beetroot,

broccoli, brussels sprouts,

cabbage, cauliflower,

carrots, lettuce, onions,

radish, silverbeet, spinach,

swedes and turnip.

Always try and

stagger your plantings

to encourage continuous

harvesting throughout the

season, rather than having

all the vegetables mature

at the same time.

Summer flowering

annuals are nearing the

end of their flowering

season. Time to remove

old plants and prepare

the areas for your

winter displays. Winter

flowering annuals to plant

now include alyssum,

calendulas, cineraria,

cornflower, lobelia,

nemesia, pansy, primulas,

snapdragons, stock and


Winter flowering

annuals are an excellent

means of brightening

up dull parts of the

garden, either planted in

containers or especially

in rose gardens where

planted roses appear very


For example, a mass

planting of primula

malacoides looks amazing

in the winter garden.

We are nearing the end

of bulb planting season in

the colder parts of New


As with all plants,

thorough preparation of

the soil prior to planting

the bulbs will produce a

better display in spring.

Bulbs to plant in March

include anemone, daffodil,

hyacinth, ixia, lachenalia,

freesia, ranunculus, sparaxis,

tritonia, tulip and


The last of the peaches,

golden queen, matures in

March. Numerous apple

and pear varieties are now

ripening and eating grapes

are now at their sweetest.

Cover with netting if birds

are a problem.

Peach and nectarine

trees that have cropped

can now be pruned

removing old wood and

retaining enough new

seasons growth for next

season’s fruit. It’s always

a good idea to maintain

tree height at two to three

metres to allow for easier

picking and for netting if

birds become a problem

next season.

When autumn rains

arrive, the renovation

of existing lawns or the

laying of new lawns can

begin. When preparing

your site for a new lawn, it

is advisable to have a slight

slope to allow water to

run off, thereby avoiding


gardening without guesswork

The potato tops are yellowing off in an unusual way - and some

Question: of the potatoes are hard and have a ring if you cut them in half,

and are inedible. Is the yellowing a sign of the potato blight?

Can anything be done to prevent it? Another row of potatoes of

a different variety next to this look alright. I am not sure what

varieties they are.

Unfortunately, without a doubt your

Answer: potatoes are infested by the potato,

tomato psyllid, an insect that infects

the plant with a bacteria that turns the tops yellow and causes

the potato to have the symptoms described.

Once infected there is no cure, only prevention for the next

season’s crop.

This is best done by a spray programme during the whole

growing season using an insecticide. Your local garden centre

will have sprays to help.

We recommend following the instructions exactly as stated on

the packaging, especially when to stop before harvesting.

Crop rotation is another way to help reduce disease.

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It’s all about autumn in the

garden. Here’s what you need to

prioritise this month

Words & Photos Rachel Vogan

Welcome to autumn. For the next three

months, it is all about picking ripe produce,

preserving any excess and replenishing the

hard-working soil in preparation for the next

lot of planting in the edible garden.

With soil being the engine room of the

garden, it’s vital you refuel the earth with

organic matter and nutrients before planting

out autumn and winter crops. Homemade

compost is an easy and economical way to do

this and digging it in is always good exercise.

Well-rotted animal manures do the job,

too, giving the soil a boost and acting like a

moisture-retentive sponge. The bonus is that it

feeds the worms at the same time. My garden

gets both of these and a good sprinkle of

general fertiliser before the next crops go in.


Numerous crops are ripe for the picking now;

sweet corn, beans, tomatoes, chillies, eggplants,

courgettes and cucumbers are all in season. The

best time of day to harvest is first thing in the

morning or early evening, try to leave the stalk

on anything that has one. Leave sweet corn in its

husk too, as this extends the shelf life for a good

week or two.

Before planting out any new seedlings or

sowing seeds, replenish the soil with nutrients

and organic matter. All brassica seedlings can be

planted out now, remember to allow

plenty of room between each plant,

50cm at least. Sow new rows of root

crops like carrots, radish and beetroot.




Autumn is a good time to get on top of hedge

trimming, especially before the growth slows down

in another couple of months. Use the sharpest tools

you have – blunt tools make the job so much harder

and often cause scraggy edges that can result in

dieback and dead patches. Use string lines to help

keep your lines straight or try using a can of Dazzle

to mark out your lines. Aim to have the bottom of

the hedge slightly wider than the top to allow more

light to get to the lower leaves.


Apples, pears, medlars and quinces are all plumping up. If trees are

heavily laden with fruit, thin out excess clusters to allow the fruit to

mature to a larger size. If you don’t get around to doing this, trees may

abort the excess fruit that they cannot sustain. This isn’t a problem, but it

does sap more energy out of the plant, so by doing it for the tree, you will

get a better result.

Evergreen fruits such a feijoa, Chilean guava and citrus would all enjoy

a side-dressing of fertiliser now. Sprinkle it around the drip line and water

in deeply.


Start sourcing new season bulbs now.

The shops are fully stocked with the new

season’s varieties and offering very good

specials for large quantities. In the home

garden, now is the time to be lifting and

digging clumps of existing bulbs. Gently

ease the fork under the area

and tease away the bulbs

carefully. If need be, bulbs

can be left above ground, in

a cool dry spot away from

direct sunlight, for a number

of weeks. Aim to have them

in the ground by the end of



It’s all about deadheading,

watering and feeding for

these hard-working shrubs

at the moment. Trim back

spent flower heads to a new

set of leaves, as removing

the dead flowers speeds up

the re-flowering process. An

application of rose food now

will give the plants a welcome

feed leading into the cooler

months. This not only nourishes

the plant, but helps keep it

healthy, which lowers the risks

of it succumbing to pest attack

and disease. If the autumn

rains haven’t arrived, keep the

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will keep them in top form.

PrePare for the

By now most of your summer vegetables will have done

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Darfield traces its origins back to the

1800s; first serving as a farming support

town then a key station and largest town

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Strategically placed, Darfield sits at a

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over the Southern Alps, inland along

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surrounding farmland that supports grain

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Sitting under the north-west arch, the

town has schools (preschools, primary and

secondary), community groups, playing

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Sport is well supported whether it is

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All contribute to make Darfield an ideal

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Darfield has it all

During the week, Darfield is a busy town

with locals as well as travellers passing

through and stopping to take advantage of

what is on offer, while people living further

afield head there for a day out.

The town has a diverse range of shops

and businesses, many of which line South

Terrace (its main street). There is a mini

supermarket, pharmacy, drapery, bookshop,

art, gift, craft and garden supplies stores, as

well as service providers, farming suppliers

and manufacturing businesses. Health

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hospital and there are other services such

as a library, volunteer fire brigade, hotel

and motel accommodation.

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different, or to stock up on supplies. Stroll

along South Terrace, and its history is there

to find from the old prison and Tussock

Square where much can be learned to its

war memorial at the western end of town.

For a little more exercise, a pleasant walk

is from the Darfield Domain along Hornden

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Take a picnic, pick up a takeaway or pop

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pleasant surroundings, from dawn though

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Visit in spring, and the blossom trees

lining the main street will be in flower. They

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higher than Kirwee which is just five

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Opportunity for sheep

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Canterbury sheep farmers are invited

to enter the nationwide New Zealand Ewe

Hogget competition, with entries now


This unique hogget competition gives

farmers the opportunity to benchmark

their flocks against others at both local

and national level as well as giving them

the chance to compare different farming

systems and learn from other competitors

as well as the judging panel.

“The achievments of New Zealand

farmers deserve more recognition and

acknowledgement,” national convemor

Stephen Rabbidge says.

“The New Zealand Ewe Hogget

competition is in its 21st year and continues

to grow momentum in promoting

excellence within the sheep industry. It is

now more important than ever for sheep

farmers to have an efficient and profitable

business. This competition provides the

ideal opportunity for entrants to compete

and compare to ensure future success,” Mr

Rabbidge says.

North Island entries close on April 10

and South Island entries on April 21,

with judging to follow. The National Final

Judging will take place in the North Island

on April 22-24 and in the South Island on

May 1-4.

For the first time the presentation dinner

is to take place in Napier on June 8, where

all breed finalists will receive their awards.

The overall winner will be announced at

the end of the evening. The competition

will conclude later in the year with a field

day on the winner’s property.

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Farmers warned

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The pest plant velvetleaf should be high

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few months, Environment Canterbury

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recently sent out an alert to this effect – it is

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“Left to spread, this invasive pest can

quickly impact crops, severely reducing

yield and grazing capacity, and impose high

costs through lost productivity, increased

stock management and lost income,”

Environment Canterbury principal

management advisor biosecurity Laurence

Smith says.

Velvetleaf was introduced to New

Zealand as a contaminant in fodder beet

seed from Europe in 2015.

“With over 500 farms having received

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Canterbury, there is a real risk of spread

both within and to other properties,” Mr

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“Not all plants will have been found so it

is highly likely seed will have matured and

contributed to a seed bank in the soil.

“Farmers will need to be vigilant this

season, which runs until May. They should

search crops to prevent seeding and make

sure seed is not spread by stock, vehicles

and machinery.”

The Ministry for Primary Industries is

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nationally and is assisting farmers with

information and advice.

Environment Canterbury, in partnership

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prevent its spread.

“Your farm management plan should

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top of mind at all times,” Mr Smith says.

“Farmers can implement farm biosecurity

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Jason 021 649 944 or Mike 021 560 044

0800 GRUNDFOS / 0800 478 633




WAS $1820




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Trades & Services

Trades & Services

Trades & Services

Trades & Services





Free Measure & Quote

• Asphalt

• Driveways

• Kerb

Quality Workmanship -

Over 10 Years Experience





• Air Conditioning • Alternators

• Starter Motors • Wiring Repairs

• Diagnostics • Lighting • Batteries

Mobile Auto Electrician

022 644 9664

• Chipseal

• Chip

PH 0800 081- 400 • 980-1123

Mob 0274 325 457


• Experienced Forestry Contractor

• 12.5T Digger

• Tree Felling

• Tree & Hedge Removal

• Site Clearing & Cleanup

• General Farm Work


Mob: 027 827 7661


Call Tim now for a free quote











Friendly Service • Competitive Rates

Lynda - 03 421 6527

Nathan - 021 042 5169

Farmlands Card Accepted


Service | Maintenance | Repair | Installation

We are authorised service agents for all major brands.


Servicing is essential to maintain maximum

energy efficiency and increased reliability.

Please Phone now for our

sPring service sPecial!

Shelterbelt Trimming


Call Tony Dempsey

Ph 03 325 3256 Mob 0274 323 943


Why go to the Dump?

Junkman comes to you!

Items too big for the

rubbish bin?

Or too heavy for you

to move?

Junkman comes

to you & takes

it away

heat pump


PHONE 03 366 0525

“A local team for local people”


65 *

*Prices vary depending on items and volume – minimum charge $65

0800 586 5626



Construction and

Garden Maintenance

You can have your gardens, trees,

shrubs, plants and lawns maintained to look their best

all year round, for a great price.

Residential & Commercial Landscaping

• Maintenance • Pruning • Reconstruction & Rejuvenation

• Rental Property and Commercial Maintenance

• Pre-Sale Tidy-Ups

New Home Landscaping

Lawns • Gardens • Decks • Paving • Water Features

• Quality • Value for money • Experienced • Punctual

• Professional • Flexible • Knowledgeable • Reliable

Call Ross Legg - 027 222 0388


CARPET carpet/furnishings


Di’s Carpet


Have your carpet

off-cuts bound

124 Halswell Junction Rd, Halswell

Phone 322 1103 Mobile 027 586 4830

Hours Mon - Fri 9.30am - 5.00pm





Written Warranty and 10 yr NO LEAKS Guarantee

• Specialise in snow protection

• Continuous spouting made on site,

large colour range available

• High grade and thicker material used

Any type of gutters repaired, Insurance Work undertaken

No job too small or too big!



Fast friendly



Selwyn area,

ph 021 364 664




new fencing, post driving,

repairs, maintenence.

Quality workmanship

& advice.

Phone Allan 021 049 6151

Facebook: agrifencenz

Lifestyle Block

Mobile Shearing

No job to big or to small!

• Shearing • Tailing

• Crutching

• Drenching

• Foot trimming


friendly service

Call Shaun Adams

for a free quote

021 204 1274

or 03 9603112

Call us NOW for FREE QUOTE

Call Danie 021 875 462

03 980-2865 / 03 344-5744




Roof & Property


Ph: 03 347 2635


Silicone Sealing

Pest Controls

Roof Repairs


Cell: 0274 847 980




Building site

Post & rail

20 years experience

Workmanship guaranteed

Ph Geoff

021 640 748


$30 Per Sqm Laid

Ph John

027 208 7383

email jandcbennett


Town & Country

Shelter Trimming

Phone Tom

027 4340 200


We will re-scope your property to ensure

you have been paid in full to cover all

your repair costs.

None of the properties that we have

re-scoped so far has been paid the

correct amount to repair their damage.


•Yaldhurst Road Initially $3,800 after our

re-scope payment received $46,320

•Wairakei Road Initially $7,575 after our

re-scope payment received $38,182

•Prossers Road Initially $19,827 after our

re-scope payment received $60,273

•Kaplan Avenue Initially $859 after our

re-scope payment received $34,931

•Liverton Crescent Initially $11,000 after our

re-scope payment received $29,842

•Dalkeith Street Initially $5,000 after our

re-scope payment received $8,945

• We have re-scoped 50 properties who have been under

paid for their repairs.

• Have your initial repairs failed?

• Did you receive your full entitlement?

• Do not pay your excess until all repairs are completed.

• General under payments are: Asbestos testing and

exterior lead paint, peeling wallpaper, cracking in exterior

plaster not repaired correctly.

For re-scoping and all earthquake repairs

including painting and redecorating.

Enquire now Phone 021-667-444


• Direct factory prices

• Open to the public

• Water supply and irrigation for

gardens, lifestyle blocks and farms

• Construction

• Infrastructure

Unit 15/35 Illinois Drive,

Izone, Rolleston

03 260 0795 • 027 222 6680


Laying. Repairs, uplifting, Paving, Lawns, Irrigation,

relaying, restretching. Decking, Fencing.

Email jflattery@xtra. Kanga & small digger, ph 0800 003 181 or

027 2407416

services. Check out Squire

Landscaping on facebook.


45 years+ experience. Arthur 347-8796, 027

Repair, Uplifting, 220-7014 Edwin 027 220-

Relaying, Restretching. 7154

Garage Carpet $30 sq m


available. Ph John 027 208


7383, jandcbennett@xtra.

MASONRY?? Rock and

Blocks Work Ltd for all

your brick, block and tile


laying needs. Friendly


service Licensed Building

Furniture made to Practitioner phone Devon

order and restoration on 021 375-888 or 03 329-

by tradesman with 5511

35yrs experience.

PH Stephen PAinTER

021 073 2624 Top quality work, interior/


Boundary, Executive,


All types of residential

fencing and gates

Defender Products

Ph 0800 63 80 80


exterior, pensioners

discount, free quotes, 30

years experience, I stand

by Canterbury, ph Wayne

your friendly painter 03

385-4348 or 027 274-3541

All aspects of tiling. Reg


Renovations, New Houses,

Hot Water Cylinders,

Kitchens Bathroom

Upgrades, Laundries,

General Maintenance.

Phone Mark 0278690026


Quality jobs done on time.

Master Tiler. Ph Dave 027

334 4125

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Tuesday March 7 2017 33

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Trades & Services




Protect your home with a new Colorsteel roof.

Call for a friendly, FREE assessment and quote.

• Roofing

• Spouting and Downpipe

• Safety rails

• Licensed Building


Ph: 347 9045 or 021 165 1682


• Re Roofing

• Roof Repairs

• Spouting

Approved Age Concern


Over 30 years experience

Licensed Building




Ph: 349 9778 or 0275 389 415


Gas servicinG

• Repairs/Installation

• Fires

• Hobs

• Hot water

• Gasfitter based locally

0800 4 Diver - 0800 4 34837



All Plumbing



Blocked Drains

Log Fires,


Gas Hotwater


021 454 864



Rope & harness

a speciality,

no scaffolding


30 years of




Exterior staining,

exterior painting,

moss and mould

treatment and


Phone Kevin

027 561 4629

Trades & Services

• Irrigation • Drainage • Driveways

• Auger Hole Drilling

• Land Clearing & Development

• Culvert Installation • Construction Site Works

• Tree & Hedge Removal • Concrete Breaker

Phone Mike: 027 272 8058 OR 03 324 4323 A/H

Garage Doors

Insulated garage doors with

our unique fully weather

sealed system. Ask your

builder for a Defender garage

door; your first defence

against the elements.

Defender Products

Ph 0800 63 80 80




laundry, incl mosaics, ph

027 334 4125



removal, trimming, stump

grinding, shelterbelt clean

up, section clearing,

rubbish removals,

excavation work, ph Trees

Big or Small, for a free

quote, 021 061 4783


Repairs, tvs, microwaves,

stereos, DVD. Aerial

installations and kitsets,

480 Moorhouse Ave, ph 03

379 1400

Caravans, Motorhomes

& Traliers

CARAVAN Wanted to

buy. Up to $5000 cash

today 027 488-5284.


wanted ph 027 306 6544

TRAILER Briford or

similar wanted ph 027 306




Union Ceremonies,

Renewal of Vows, Naming

Ceremonies, Funerals

and Unveilings - Jenni

Gibson Ph/Fax 324-8332,

021 723-089. www.

Fairs & Markets


Fruit & Produce

GARLIC Print Anor &

Elephant, $20 kg, ph or txt

027 437-7225


& Supplies


For Sale

Ellesmere Lions

have pea straw


Small Bales

at $6.00

Medium Squares

at $50

All a delivered price

in the Selwyn Area

Ph for orders

324 3580



Massage Rural Location

Anna 021 110-8790

Real Estate

FOR Sale: Fantastic 4

bedroom family home/

investment. Modern

kitchen and bathroom and

4 double bedrooms with

wardrobes. Beautiful rural

outlook, walking distance

to amenities. $413,000.

Trade me ref: 1251545591.

Viewings call 033142008

or 02040683250.

Vehicles Wanted

CARS Wanted. Fair

prices paid, quick and

easy process, money paid

directly into your bank

account, friendly local

service, ph Tim Koller 390




Raewyn Clegg

Registered Teacher of

Piano and Theory of


29 Lancewood Drive


Ph 322-9377

Wanted To Buy



Do you have an Old

Stamp Collection

tucked away


It could be worth

a fortune!

We are currently buying

old collections and can

come to you for larger

collections or if you are

unable to come in.

Call Matt Power

0800 239 325

The Stamp Exchange

Select Services


• Driveways

• Car Parks

• Site Cleaning

• Demolition

• Farm Tracks

• Drain Cleaning

• Stump & Hedge


• Ashpalt Concrete

Wide range

oF TruckS

• Tennis Courts &

Swimming Pools

• Chip Seal Driveways

• Diggers – 2 Ton

up to 20 Ton

• Excavators

• Bobcat & Drilling

• For Posthole &

Fence hole

For a Free Quote

on your next project

Phone Steve on 021 338 247

or 325 7922

Need a hand?

✤ Lawns & Edges

✤ Landscaping

✤ Gardening

✤ Hedge Trimming

✤ Handyman Jobs

✤ Casual or One Off

Phone Mike Lineton

022 341 8848

Your local

Selwyn District







The perfect firewood


Available now

Available now

Ph: 03 325 2290

suPPLiEs LiMiTEd Kent: 021 325 661

Office & Yard 653 Ellesmere Road, Lincoln



Garden Supplies

• Soil • Bark • Sand

• Compost • Chip & more

0274 313 389



2006 Ltd

• Excavators • Dingo • Trailers

• General Equip • Chainsaws

• Log Splitters • Concrete Gear

• Rotary Hoes • Lawnmowers

and much more!

(03) 324 3669

1552 Leeston Road

(1km North of Leeston)

Open 7 days.

Closed public holidays.

Horticulture Course


National Certificate

in Horticulture,

Level 3 NZQA approved.

Part Time distance Learning

(workshops & Tutorials provided) zero fees.

Contact Ryan Young

(Training facilitator)

021 222 9678

Select Services


hail, leaves, snow & vermin from

blocking & damaging your spouting

Quality materials: BHP Colorbond steel mesh with

unique patented louvre will even keep out pine needles.

Will not rust or sag with age or load. 10 year warranty,

range of colours.

Proven in Australia & New Zealand over the last 15 years.





Call Rohan anytime Mon-Sat for a

no-obligation assessment & quote

03 982 8850 0800 486532

Garage Doors, Auto Openers,

EQC Quotes, Repairs and

Maintenance, One off Custom

Made Designs...

Showroom at

Larcombs Road and

Home Ideas Centre,

Mandeville Street

The genuine custom made

garage door professionals

Proud to support your local community

Phone: 0800 661 366 • Fax: 03 347 8363

Factory: 276 Larcombs Road, R.D. 8 Weedons,


Paving, Irrigation, Lawns,

Planting, Fences, Pergolas,

Water-features, Outdoor fires,

Raised Vege beds, Decks,

Artificial grass & more...




TyPEs of garagE doors:

Cedar Door, Glass & Acrylic doors, Flat Panel insulated range,

Pressed Panel Doors, Ribline doors, Tilt doors, Roller Doors,

flush mounted doors.


New Builds

Home Alterations




Phone Keith:

027274 9359

or (03) 325-4452

Call Aaron & the team today!

Phone: 03 3474422 or 021542402







Insurance Work

Fully Qualified Builder


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Public Notices


Fire restrictions for the Canterbury area reverted to individual fire authorities

at 12pm, Wednesday 1st March 2017. The Canterbury wide fire restriction was

imposed by the National Rural Fire Officer under section 20 of the Forest and Rural

Fires Act on 16th February 2017 due to the Port Hills fire.

Notice is hereby given that from the 3rd day of March 2017, the Prohibited Fire

Season imposed for the Burnham, West Melton Rifle Range and Tekapo Military

Training Area Defence Rural Fire Districts on Monday 16th February 2017 has

been cancelled and a Restricted Fire Season now applies.

Every person commits an offence against the Forest and Rural Fires Act 1977

who sets on fire, or assists to set on fire, or causes to be set on fire, or aids, abets

and assists in the setting on fire, in the “open air”, any vegetation or any other

combustible material whatsoever except pursuant to the written permit from a

Rural Fire Officer for the District.

“Open air” in relation to fires means, otherwise than within an approved fireplace,

incinerator, barbecue or any other such receptacle authorised by the Fire Authority.

Any person seeking further information or wishing to light a fire in the open

air within the Burnham, West Melton Rifle Range or Tekapo Military Training

Area Defence Rural Fire Districts can apply for a permit from the 3rd Emergency

Response Troop (Burnham Camp Fire Station) by phoning 027 671 2789 or

03 363 0067.

A minimum of 24 hours notice is required for the issue of a fire permit.

Note: Training Restrictions are still in force during this period.

N. Gardner


Principal Rural Fire Officer

Situations Vacant



Leeston Seeds Ltd is seeking a fulltime

Storeman/Forklift Operator for its seed

cleaning and treatment operation in Leeston.

Requirements for the role include:

• Forklift licence with F endorsement

• Able to work extended hours plus

weekend work

• Be accurate recording details

• Be proactive with a can do attitude

• Committed attitude towards health and

safety and have good hygiene practices

• Able to work in a team environment and

take a mature approach

• Ability to learn and operate dressing and

treating machines

• Lifting is required so must be physically

fit and healthy

Leeston Seeds Ltd is an alcohol

and drug free workplace.

Please send your CV to Leeston Seeds Ltd, 8

Station Street, Leeston 7632

or e-mail to

Public Notices


A meeting for ratepayers of the Te Waihora/Lake

Ellesmere Rating District will be held to discuss

works and finances, and also to elect a Liaison

Committee for the district.

Wednesday 8th March 2017, 7.30pm at the

Lincoln Events Centre, Meijer Drive, Lincoln.

All River and Drainage District Ratepayers are

welcome. (your rates notice will tell you whether

you are a ratepayer of this District)


7 – 9 MARCH 2017

The general public is to be advised that a

Royal New Zealand Air Force Exercise will be

conducted in the West Melton Rifle Range

area over the period 7-9 March 2017.

To Let


Ideal as an extra

bedroom or office.

no bond required thiS month

Fully insulated and

double glazed for warmth.

Three convenient sizes

from $70 a week:

Standard 3.6m x 2.4m,

Large 4.2m x 2.4m

Xtra-large 4.8m x 2.4m.

Visit our website for

display cabin locations.


A meeting for ratepayers of the Halswell River

Drainage Rating District will be held to discuss

works and finances, and also to elect a Liaison

Committee for the district.

Thursday 9th March 2017, 7.30pm at the Lincoln

Events Centre, Meijer Drive, Lincoln.

All River and Drainage District Ratepayers are

welcome. (your rates notice will tell you whether

you are a ratepayer of this District)

The exercise will involve recruit course

personnel from, RNZAF Base Woodbourne.

Training will involve airmen carrying out night

firing in the West Melton Rifle Range area

from 8pm-11pm on 8 or 9 March 2017.

Live small arms rounds will be used.

For more information please call

03 363 0099


city & rural. Prefer ret./

not wking. Ph Lisa

03 359-2323 www.



city & rural. Prefer ret./

not wking. Ph Lisa

03 359-2323 www.


Due to unforeseen circumstances,

Freshpork’s feedmill near Burnham are

re-advertising their position for a truck

driver with a Class 5 license, to deliver

animal feed with a truck & trailer.

Hours typically commence at

5.00 a.m. with 40-45 hrs/wk.

Weekends are rarely involved.

Interested applicants should contact

Jason on 027 535 2236

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Tuesday March 7 2017 35

Blending & Canning OperatOrs

Our vision is to be the world’s most innovative and trusted dairy

Classifieds Contact today Phone our local team 03 379 1100

company. We partner with the best customers and Canterbury milk

courage collaboration excellence integrity

suppliers to make more from milk. Together, our products deliver the

Situations best in human Vacant health and nutrition.

Our exceptional people see everything as an opportunity and are always

striving to make more from milk. Right now we are looking for game

changing Assistant Operators to join our Blending & Canning team.

Your responsibilities will include checking and re labelling of

ingredients, managing damages, removing outer bags from ingredients

and placing onto conveyors, tipping of ingredients, monitoring the

production line and general cleaning.

This is a great time to

join the Downer team

in Canterbury!

We are looking for people who care about where they work and being

part of the successes of this ever growing business. You may be new

to the work force, have just finished studying, or perhaps worked in a

completely different industry sector, the backgrounds from which our

successful applicants are chosen are many and varied. Synlait offers on

the job training and a wide range of career opportunities.

We work on a 4x4 rotating roster, working 2 day shifts, 2 night shifts,

then 4 days off. This role involves working across hygiene zones in an

infant formula production plant and you will need to be physically fit

and enjoy an active job as there is heavy lifting of up to 25kg, as well as

multiple flights of stairs. This entry level position’s training rate is $23.52.

Central Plains Water Project Stage 2 is about to kick off and our

Canterbury team have various fixed term opportunities on this

exciting project for experienced operators and tradespeople.

Upcoming fixed term vacancies:

• Trencher Operators

• Excavator Operators

• ADT Operators

• Truck Drivers

• Carpenters

Synlait is a fast paced, energetic and rapidly expanding organisation

and therefore we seek to attract people who will thrive in such an

environment and who have a genuine interest in the dairy sector.

If you’re ready to change the game, apply now at


Selwyn & Ashburton Outlook

• Hammer Hands

• Mechanical pipe fitters

• STMS personnel

• Buried Service Locators

About You:

We are looking for hard working, team players who take pride

in delivering quality work and are committed to placing health

& safety above all else.

Head to job 538947 to apply.

All successful applicants will be required to pass a

pre-employment drug test & medical.

Situations Vacant




Blending & Canning OperatOrs

Our vision is to be the world’s most innovative and trusted dairy

company. We partner with the best customers and Canterbury milk

suppliers to make more from milk. Together, our products deliver

the best in human health and nutrition.

Our exceptional people see everything as an opportunity and are always

striving to make more from milk. Right now we are looking for game

changing Assistant Operators to join our Blending & Canning team.

Your responsibilities will include checking and re labelling of

ingredients, managing damages, removing outer bags from

ingredients and placing onto conveyors, tipping of ingredients,

monitoring the production line and general cleaning.

We are looking for people who care about where they work and being

part of the successes of this ever growing business. You may be new

to the work force, have just finished studying, or perhaps worked in a

completely different industry sector, the backgrounds from which our

successful applicants are chosen are many and varied. Synlait offers on

the job training and a wide range of career opportunities.

We work on a 4x4 rotating roster, working 2 day shifts, 2 night shifts,

then 4 days off. This role involves working across hygiene zones in an

infant formula production plant and you will need to be physically fit

and enjoy an active job as there is heavy lifting of up to 25kg, as well as

multiple flights of stairs. This entry level position’s training rate is $23.52.

Synlait is a fast paced, energetic and rapidly expanding organisation

and therefore we seek to attract people who will thrive in such an

environment and who have a genuine interest in the dairy sector.

If you’re ready to change the game, apply now at


Ashburton Guardian & Selwyn Times

Status quo

New order

Who will we listen to in 2017? | THE MIKE HOSKING BREAKFAST | 6am – 8.30am weekdays



36 Tuesday March 7 2017

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Rural Property

Licensed REAA2008



• 2 living areas open to private deck

• Sleek modern kitchen with stone benchtops and

quality appliances

• 4 double bedrooms

• Quality soft furnishings

• Master with walk in wardrobe and ensuite

• Sizeable main bathroom

• Large separate laundry

• 3 heat pumps

• Garden shed and security system

• Situated in quiet cul-de-sac opposite playground

Price: Neg Over $570,000


Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576


ROLLESTON - 3 Highworth Crescent


• Situated in Faringdon subdivision in quiet cul-de-sac

• 2 living areas

• Open plan kitchen/dining

• 4 double bedrooms and study

• Master has ensuite and large walk-in robe

• Family bathroom, separate toilet and separate


• Large 7x6m internal access garage

• Doors off the living areas open onto Alfresco dining

• Aggregate courtyard with outdoor fire

• Mature north facing garden

Price: Neg Over $599,000


Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576

ROLLESTON - 12A Emerson Lane


• A well designed low maintenance home

• Kitchen is sleek and modern with plenty of storage

space and quality appliances

• Spacious open plan living opening to private

north facing courtyard area, perfect for outdoor


• All 4 bedrooms are generous in proportion

• Master offers a WIR and stylish ensuite

• Other features include: quality drapes, alarm,

irrigation system and drive thru garage

• Secure and landscaped 879m 2 section

Price: Neg Over $559,000


Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576

ROLLESTON - 64 Lewis Crescent


• Start your 2017 off in this stunningly built property

• Contemporary design

• 236sqm 4 double bedroom home

• Centrally located kitchen with gas hob and ample

storage space

• Stacking ranch slider doors from the dining/living


• Timber deck and expansive private outdoor dining

• Master offers a spacious ensuite, WIR and ranch

slider to your very own deck

• Well sited to optimise the back yard space

• Stunning entrance way

• Double internal access garage and boat parking

Price: Neg Over $629,000


Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576

GLENTUNNEL - 6 Bethany Road



• Located in popular Newman Park

• Completed by respected builders Golden Homes

• Four bedrooms and study

• Two bathrooms incl ensuite

• Entertainers kitchen with butler’s pantry

• Separate lounge

• Double attached garage

• Tiled entranceway, F & P appliances, tiled

splashback, quality floor coverings and drapes

• Landscaped 595m 2

• Kiwisaver/Homestart Grant buyers


Price: $539,000

Open Home: Sun 12pm-12.30pm


Stephan Knowler Mb 027 229 9522

ROLLESTON - 20 Colebrook Drive



• Located in Devon Park subdivision

• Superior 4 double bedrooms

• 2 living rooms

• 900mm oven with gas hobb and walk in pantry

• Large separate laundry and tiled bathrooms

• Superior fittings and fixtures throughout

• Fully fenced 631m 2 section

• Comes complete with a First Home Build Warranty

Price: Neg Over $600,000


Andrew Taylor Mb 027 435 5930

DARFIELD - 1 Oakden Drive


• Corner sunny site

• 3 bedrooms

• One bathroom

• Sneak peaks of the Mountains

• Walking distance to Darfield Schools

• Easy care gardens

LEESTON - 15 Slattery Lane


• Located in popular Millbridge subdivision

• Open plan modern living

• 2 good sized bedrooms

• 1 bathroom

• Open plan kitchen/dining with Bosch Appliances

• North facing patio

• Single garage

• Fully landscaped with patios

• Turnkey package

Price: $445,000

Open Home: Sun 2pm-2.30pm


Sue Robinson Mb 021 409 050

Price: $395,000



Cameron McRae Mb 027 769 6696

LEESTON - 10 Fibonacci Way


• Monticello Subdivision

• 4 bedroom, two bathroom home

• Built by Homes By Parklane

• Well insulated and double glazed

• Fantastic outdoor dining

• True turnkey package

• Patios, driveway, paths, floor coverings, appliances

included in the price

• Property is fenced on 3 sides and fully landscaped

IRWELL - 71 Selwyn Lake Road



• 199Ha in 3 Titles

• Approximately 150Ha Effective

• Tai Tapu and Motukarara Sandy Silt Loams

• Good infrastructure with reticulated water supply

• Well subdivided with extensive hotwire

• Excellent cattle yards and large barn

• Barn has lockable bays and shearing shed attached

• Excellent lane system and shelter

• Fantastic shooting opportunities with lake frontage

• Plenty of scope, scale and potential and will

provide very good summer grazing or cut and

carry opportunities

Price: $489,000


Stephan Knowler Mb 027 229 9522


Price: Offers Over $2.1m + GST (if any)


Stephan Knowler Mb 027 229 9522

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

Chris Flanagan

027 433 4657

Andrew Taylor

027 435 5930

Jackie Derrick

027 636 3576

Stephan Knowler

027 229 9522

Cameron McRae

027 769 6696

Paul Robinson

021 277 2690

Sue Robinson

021 409 050




van der Klei


Week commencing Tuesday, 7TH maRcH, 2017

Lifestyle + Landbank

Nestled in the heart of Rolleston township is this

superb rural hideaway set on 1.26 hectares of prime

residential zoned land.

Featuring a substantial 5 bedroom home set in

established grounds, with open plan kitchen, two

north facing living areas that open to private patio

providing excellent outdoor living. French doors open

through to large separate formal lounge. Modern

family bathroom plus ensuite and walk on wardrobe

off the master bedroom. Internal access double

garage. Outbuildings include a 3 bay pole shed with

one bay fully enclosed.

The property enjoys mature shelter around all

boundaries providing a private and peaceful

environment. Who would’ve thought you could find

the all the best features of country living in the heart

of a thriving urban community.


(Closing 3pm Friday 31st March)

Property ID: ROL54459

Gareth Cox


Mobile: 021 250 9714


Address: 2/652 Springston Rolleston Road, Rolleston

Open home: Sunday 12th March 11.30am - 12.15pm




Just as any other room in

your home requires planning,

so do outdoor spaces.

We look at a few areas that

bear some careful

consideration to achieve a

functional, stylish and

relaxing backyard retreat

this summer.


Outdoor rooms have their own unique

challenges. As well as giving thought to

architectural style, colour palettes, traffic

flow, spatial requirements and comfort,

it’s important to factor in shelter from the

elements and privacy from the next-door


Important things to consider if you

are reinventing your outdoor area from

scratch or embarking on a big project are

orientation and layout. Exposure to sun and

protection from the wind, proximity to the

house, pool, and views, and consideration

for the kinds of activities to accommodate

cooking, dining, entertaining, lounging,

and sun bathing, are also essential elements

to think about.

If you’re contemplating tackling a largescale

project or even if your outdoor

area could benefit from some bespoke

elements, employ a landscape architect

and an interior designer (many of whom

have experience designing outdoor areas).

Many have the ability to successfully design

and manufacture custom-made furniture

to suit your specific needs or have access

to discounted products that will save you

money.By bringing in the professionals,

you can rely on their extensive knowledge

and experience to design a functional and

beautiful space you will love entertaining

and relaxing in.

Consider access between indoor

preparation areas to outdoor dining areas

for optimal practicality. Ideally your

outdoor area should be easily accessible

from the house, with food preparation

areas located near your indoor kitchen to

reduce trips back and forth.

If this is not a viable option you may

want to think about designing a dedicated

area outdoors to a combined cooking and

dining area.

Heating is an additional benefit, which

will enable you to enjoy your outdoor

areas in comfort for longer. Investigate the

variety of options on the market that best

suits your requirements and current set up.

Integrate an awning or sun sails to patios

adjoining the house or a sturdy multidirectional

umbrella for shade over dining

and lounge areas.

Gazebos and pergolas are stand-alone

structures at the bottom of the garden or

beside the pool are a good way to provide

respite from the sun and wind.

Always work together with your designer

or builder to ensure the style of any standalone

structure is in keeping with the

architecture of your home for a cohesive



446 Little Akaloa Road, Little Akaloa

oNe MoRe lISTeD!

DeaDlINe Sale 5pM 22ND MaRCh (uNleSS SolD pRIoR)

Secluded Charm!

Are you looking to escape the daily grind of city

life in favour of the relaxed pace of country living?

This secluded sanctuary set amid 40,143m² of

picturesque scenery could be just what you’ve

been searching for. The character-rich homestead

is abundant with classic features, but has also been

sensitively upgraded over the years with style and

comfort front of mind.

Generous accommodation is provided by four

bedrooms while the presence of a quaint sleep out

offers further options and ensures there is plenty

of room for visiting family or friends. This property

presents a wonderful opportunity to acquire a truly

unique lifestyle that is a far cry from the hustle

and bustle of the city. Contact Mike now for more


163 Breadings Road, Bankside

DeaDlINe Sale 5pM 14Th MaRCh

(uNleSS SolD pRIoR)

8 James K Baxter Place, Addington

DeaDlINe Sale 5pM 21ST MaRCh

(uNleSS SolD pRIoR)

elegant, expansive and

endlessly appealing!

Situated on a tranquil and picturesque 12.32ha

section this charming character home has been

tastefully upgraded throughout and offers multiple

living options. There are paddocks suitable for

horses, sheep etc, as well as lush landscaped

grounds, a thriving vegetable garden and a tennis

court! Sitting between Dunsandel and Rakaia, it is

an easy commute to Rolleston or Ashburton, and

is less than a 40 min drive to Christchurch. Our

vendors are committed to achieving a sale, and

present a tantalising opportunity for you to escape

to the country for a slice of the quiet life. Contact

Mike today for your chance to view.

More than Meets the eye

Offering the best of both worlds this classic

character bungalow has a traditional and

timeless exterior yet has undergone meticulous

renovations to meet the demands of modern day

living. Three double bedrooms provide ample

accommodation, whilst a stunning contemporary

kitchen, updated bathroom and living areas will

provide comfortable family living.

Zoned for both Cashmere High and Christchurch

South Intermediate, interest in this property will

be high. Don’t miss out, call Mike for viewing


Mike Goatley

027 249 5561

Chris Finnerty

021 274 6041

Trevor McIvor

027 444 2814

Nicola Curtis


Julz Sibbe


68 Rolleston Drive, Rolleston

0800 645 346

Real Estate Specialists Ltd Licenced REAA (2008)





Licenced under REAA 2008



Future-Proofed Dairy Farm


’As Is Where Is’ Dream Lifestyle

Tai Tapu

• 174.7985 hectares in total area (subject to final


• 99.9183ha dairy platform plus three run-offs -

several purchasing options

• Westfalia-designed, 32-cup, herringbone dairy


• Near new, well-equipped cow barn with consent

for 465 cows

• Good housing and shedding with impressive,

modern effluent storage

• This unique opportunity is offered by our retiring

vendors ID: CHR25400


Plus GST (if any)

(Unless Sold Prior)

Closes 4.00pm, Friday, 7 April 2017

OPEN DAY 11.00am, Wed, 8 March

Assemble in dairy shed yard, 563

Hudsons Rd. Prior registration essential.

Sam Davidson

B 03 341 4301

M 027 488 8269

Peter Crean

B 03 341 4315

M 027 434 4002

• Located only 5km from Tai Tapu, 5.5km to Lincoln

and on school bus routes

• Sunny three-bedroom home, studio with its own

bathroom and a tidy 59m² cottage

• 4ha of land, excellent standard of fencing,

established shelter belts, attractive landscaping

• Double garaging for both house and cottage

• Good quality three-bay barn, set of yards, chicken

coop, own well and septic system

• The owners have settled with their insurer and

the home is deemed as repairable, with detailed

reports available ID: LEE25598


(Unless Sold Prior)

1.00pm, Thursday, 6 April 2017

411 Blenheim Road, Christchurch

OPEN HOME Sunday 12.00-1.00pm

233 Hudsons Road

Wilton Atkins

B 03 341 4301

M 027 606 0660


Prime Development Location


Dream Lifestyle On Downs


• 2.4ha of living Z land (zoned for average

minimum density of 650m²)

• Prime location, opposite Foster Recreation Park

and a short walk to the new college

• Sun-filled, two-storey home with large kitchen

and dining, separate lounge plus a conservatory.

A convenient downstairs bedroom, plus three

bedrooms upstairs including two sunny balconies

• The property has its own well and two garages

• Rolleston´s future secured with four-lane

motorway from Christchurch, retail, business and

schooling development ID: LEE25520


(Unless Sold Prior)

Closes 2.00pm, Wednesday, 22 March

OPEN HOME Sunday 2-3.00pm

1037 Goulds Road

Wilton Atkins

B 03 341 4301

M 027 606 0660

• Four double bedrooms plus luxury master suite,

two bathroom country residence sitting on a

crest offering views of the lawn and gardens from

every window

• Large living area and expansive decking with

plenty of storage options

• 3.9941 hectares electric fenced into five paddocks

• Double car garage and separate four-bay lock up

• Large horse stables or could be engineers

workshop and a three-bay shed with lean-to

• Situated only 58km from Christchurch

international airport ID: DAR25362


Plus GST (if any)

John Hughes

M 021 455 488

Peter McCorkindale

M 027 594 5190

Athol Earl

Sales Manager/Auctioneer

M 027 437 6298

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

Licensed REAA 2008


Open Home

Rolleston 3 Frame Crescent

Outdoor Entertainers' Dream

This large home set on 2013sqm, sure packs a punch! With

more than enough room for everyone & everything, unpacking

will be a breeze. There´s no shortage of parking

space for the caravan or boat. Find your own spot in the

separate lounge, chill with a book in the open plan living, or

prepare a meal for the masses in the equipped modern

kitchen. In the warm months, this will rarely be used, as you´ll

be entertaining on the expansive deck & BBQ area. But who’ll

get which bedroom with 5 to choose from? Our pick, the

master with ensuite, complete with double tiled shower &

WIR, where you´ll look out to your private paradise. If this all

sounds tempting, then call us today for the grand tour.

For Sale

5 A 2 F 2 I


View By Appointment

Brendan ’Big Red’ Shefford

027 224 4733

Sarah Booth

027 527 8258

Rolleston Office 03 347 9988

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd


Rolleston 9 Kingsley Place

This family home set on 1184m2, has plenty of space on the

large asphalt area for extra parking, outside the sought after

triple car garaging. The impressive entrance way features a

mono-pitch ceiling, with separate lounge to the side. The

open plan living area and modern kitchen are right in the

heart of the home, featuring a 90cm oven with gas hobs &

walk-in pantry. The convenient study nook with bi-fold doors

is ideal for hiding the messy paperwork if guests arrive.

Featuring 4 bedrooms, with master having an ensuite & WIR

and its own outdoor courtyard space. Be spoilt with the extra

bells & whistles, like the HRV system, built in ceiling speakers

for ultimate surround sound, & pop up irrigation in the

expansive lawn & garden area.

For Sale

4 A 2 F 3 I

Offers over $675,000

View Sunday 3.30pm - 4.00pm

Brendan ’Big Red’ Shefford

027 224 4733

Sarah Booth

027 527 8258

Rolleston Office 03 347 9988

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd


Open Home

West Melton 26 Elizabeth Allen Drive

It's on the market to sell!

Our vendors are serious about selling & want a sold board up on or before auction day. With a commanding street

presence to tempt you in, you will be further impressed by the lovely tiled entrance, with its high stud ceilings that

enhance the sense of space & light. Neutral decor throughout provides the perfect blank canvas to which you can add

your own personal touches. Spanning over 300m2, the home comprises a sleek, trendy kitchen with side by side

double ovens, a double fridge space & quality bench top, large open plan living, a formal lounge, 4 double bedrooms &

a separate laundry. Features to love, to name a few, are the double sided gas fire, luxurious ensuite, corner ranch

sliders in the living room that bring the garden into the home, fabulous storage & the 1318m2 section with great O/S

parking. Situated in the sought after Preston Downs subdivision, this home offers the best in location & lifestyle. We

could go on & on, but instead we recommend you view it & put yourself in a position to make it yours!


4 A 2 C 2 F 2 I

12.00pm, Friday 24 March Russley Golf Course

(unless sold prior)

View Sunday 1.30pm - 2.00pm

Brendan ’Big Red’ Shefford

027 224 4733

Nyressa Vincent

027 515 7045

Rolleston Office 03 347 9988

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd



Open Home

Open Home

West Melton 8 Rotherham Drive

4 A 3 F 4 I

West Melton 394 Halkett Road

4 A 2 F 5 I

• 4 generous bedrooms

• 3 bathrooms, 4 toilets

• Designer kitchen & purpose built home theatre

• In-ground heated swimming pool

• 4 car garaging

• 4001m2 fully fenced grounds

Auction 12.00pm, Friday 24 March 2017

Russley Golf Club (unless sold prior)

View Saturday 3.00pm - 3.30pm

and Sunday 3.00pm - 3.30pm

Melanie Elliott 027 635 2643

Rolleston Office 03 347 9988

• 5.1 hectares

• 4 bedrooms + office/5th bedroom

• 2 bathrooms & 3 toilets

• large loft above over-size double garage

• Extra 3 car garaging/lock-up sheds with 3 phase power

• Extensive irrigation system

For Sale By Negotiation

View Sunday 1.30pm - 2.30pm

Melanie Elliott

027 635 2643

Brendan ’Big Red’ Shefford

027 224 4733

Rolleston Office 03 347 9988

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

Open Home

Open Home

Rolleston 152 Lowes Road

4 A 2 F 2 I

Tai Tapu 3 Riverside Lane

4 A 2 C 2 F 2 I

Location, location on Lowes!

• 4 bedrooms (master with ensuite plus walk in robe).

• Bright & sunny open plan kitchen/living.

• Separate lounge is wired for surround sound.

• Pellet fire and heat transfer system.

• Immediate possession available.

For Sale Offers over $579,000

View Sunday 2.30pm - 3.00pm

Sarah Booth

027 527 8258

Brendan ’Big Red’ Shefford

027 224 4733

Rolleston Office 03 347 9988

• Stylish 4 bedroom home situated in the exclusive Riverside

Lane, with private reserve & resident use tennis court.

• Sleek, modern kitchen with granite bench tops.

• 2 fabulous living areas either side of the kitchen/dining.

• Outside the private garden is fully fenced & to the rear there

are raised vegetable beds for proper country living.

Deadline Sale 14th March 2017 at 2.00pm

(unless sold prior)

View Thursday & Sunday 1.00pm - 1.30pm

Emma George

027 555 0568

Rolleston Office 03 347 9988

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

Open Home

Open Home

Rolleston 70 Quartz Drive

3 A 2 F 1 I

Rolleston 5 Kinglear Drive

3-4 A 2 C 1 D 2 F 2 I

With a few hidden extras, & a layout to please, this 2 year

young property has more than you can see from the street!

Spacious in size, the open plan living area offers plenty of

room for everyday life. The expansive kitchen is complete

with a plumbed double fridge space, gas hobs & a huge

bench area! The home benefits from a heat pump & in slab

heating, which is also connected to the hot water & heated

towel rails in both bathrooms. Additional features of this 3

bedroom home include a large freestanding bath in the main

bathroom, double shower heads, fully insulated garage &

much more! Designed & built in late 2014 by Clive Barrington

Construction to a high quality, this lovely property is

guaranteed to please. See you at the open home!

For Sale

Offers over $479,000

View Sunday 1.00pm - 1.30pm

Leesa Booth

027 947 1200

Brendan ’Big Red’ Shefford

027 224 4733

Rolleston Office 03 347 9988

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd


Don't miss this one!

Situated in a pretty & established tree lined street, that is

extremely handy to Rolleston’s amenities, you are sure to be

impressed by this value for money family home! Repainted &

updated in 2015, the home boasts open plan dining & living

that flows through to a separate formal lounge, along with 3

bedrooms + a study, which could be utilised as a nursery or

4th bedroom. Both living areas open out to the covered patio

& family friendly garden, just perfect for outdoor fun. The

home is heated by a heat pump for year round comfort, and

also has the benefit of a DVS ventilation system. The double

internal access garage has a drive through to a concrete pad

for extra parking. View it, love it, buy it!

For Sale

Offers over $499,000

View Sunday 2.00pm - 2.30pm

Leesa Booth

027 947 1200

Brendan ’Big Red’ Shefford

027 224 4733

Rolleston Office 03 347 9988

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd



Open Home

Tai Tapu 4 Riverside Lane

5 A 2 C 2 F 2 I

Rolleston 9 Lawrence Drive

4 A 2 C 2 F 3 I

• 5 bedrooms (master with ensuite & WIR)

• 2 living areas

• Stone tops & high quality fittings in kitchen

• Large sheltered Kwila deck

• Dual sided fire place & 2 heat pumps

• 700m2 section & manicured grounds

Deadline Sale 2pm, Tuesday 21st March 2017

(unless sold prior)

View Thursday 2.00pm - 2.30pm

Sunday 1.45pm - 2.15pm

Emma George

027 555 0568

Rolleston Office 03 347 9988

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

Construction on this 230m2 home is underway. Featuring 4

good size bedrooms, including the master with an ensuite and

walk in robe, a separate lounge plus an internal laundry. 3 car

tandem garaging with drive through is also on offer here. The

home is nicely sited on a 576m2 (+ROW) section which will

have a lawn, patio and driveway laid prior to settlement. Call

now for more details.

For Sale Offers over $579,000

View By Appointment

Amanda Cherry

027 340 6955

Brendan ’Big Red’ Shefford

027 224 4733

Rolleston Office 03 347 9988

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

Open Home

Rolleston 1159 Goulds Road

2 A 1 F

Rolleston 22A Sheridan Drive

4 A 2 C 1 D 2 F 2 I

• Great location across from Rolleston dog park and down the

road from the Aquatic Centre.

• Two good sized bedrooms

• Open plan kitchen and living area

• 1481m2 fully fenced section with carport

• Currently tenanted, so viewings through open homes only

For Sale $375,000

View By Appointment

Brendan ’Big Red’ Shefford

027 224 4733

Sarah Booth

027 527 8258

Rolleston Office 03 347 9988

• 4 bedrooms + study (master with ensuite & WIR)

• 2 living areas

• 3 separate deck areas

• Drive-thru double garage

• Plenty of off street parking

• 1457m2 section

For Sale Offers over $749,000

View Sunday 1.45pm - 2.15pm

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)

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

Open Home

Rolleston 11 Lloyds Close

4 A 2 C 2 F 2 I

Rolleston 28 Granite Drive

3 A 2 F 2 I

• 4 bedrooms - master with ensuite & WIR.

• 2 living areas.

• Feature wood fire.

• Separate laundry.

• 846m2 landscaped section.

• Double internal access garage.

For Sale Offers over $549,000

View Sunday 4.00pm - 4.30pm

Emma George

027 555 0568

Rolleston Office 03 347 9988

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

With a lovely position & outlook across to Stonebrook park, this

2 year old approx home offers a spacious living area with

indoor-outdoor flow to the private courtyard & back garden.

The 3 bedrooms are complemented by a family bathroom &

ensuite, & to add a touch of luxury, there is undertile heating in

both bathrooms & the kitchen. As an added bonus, there is the

option to purchase the remainder of the Masterbuild Guarantee.

For Sale $470,000

View by appointment

Leesa Booth

027 947 1200

Brendan ’Big Red’ Shefford

027 224 4733

Rolleston Office 03 347 9988

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

Open Home

Open Home

Rolleston 47 Strauss Drive

4 A 2 C 2 F 2 I

West Melton 86 Hayes Road

2 A 1 F

A house that feels like HOME...

• 4 generous bedrooms (master with ensuite & WIR)

• Two spacious living areas that flow out to the Kwila decking

• Quality kitchen + walk-in pantry

• Double garage, off street parking for a boat, beautifully

landscaped... view it, love it, buy it!

For Sale Offers over $609,000

View Sunday 3.00pm - 3.30pm

Leesa Booth 027 947 1200

Emma George 027 555 0568

Rolleston Office 03 347 9988

• ’As is where is"

• 1940’s Art Deco home on 2.156 hectares

• 2 double bedrooms + partially completed sleepout

• Partial double glazing and sited well for sun

• 5 stables with tack & feed rooms

• 4 bay barn & utility sheds

For Sale Offers over $529,000

View Sunday 11.30am - 12.00pm

Melissa Warrington

027 279 4362

Brendan ’Big Red’ Shefford

027 224 4733

Rolleston Office 03 347 9988

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)


Rolleston 3 Navy Loop

4 A 2 C 2 F 3 I

Southbridge 174 Cryers & Jollies Road

3 A 1 F 2 I

• Designed & built to a high standard in early 2016

• 4 bedrooms, 2 lovely bathrooms including a tiled ensuite

• Open plan living & separate lounge with logburner

• 800m2 section, kwila decking, sunny aspect

• 3 car garaging with drive through

• Desirable location in Levi Park

• Viewing is highly recommended!

For Sale Offers over $649,000

View By Appointment

Brendan ’Big Red’ Shefford

027 224 4733

Leesa Booth

027 947 1200

Rolleston Office 03 347 9988

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)


• 3 bedrooms

• Double glazed on south side

• 2.336 hectares

• 4 bay shed (3 enclosed)

• 2 car garaging, large sleepout

• 3 paddocks with electric fencing

For Sale $599,995

View by appointment

Angela Hunt 021 548 777

Rolleston Office 03 347 9988

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

Open Home

Rakaia 33 Bridge Street

4 A 1 F 3 I

Rolleston 89 Rolleston Drive

4 A 2 F 2 I

• Calling all first home buyers & Investors!

• Stunning 4 bedroom character home.

• Open plan kitchen/dining/living area + separate lounge.

• Heat pump, woodburner & HRV system.

• Established 1012m2 section.

• Separate laundry, double garage + another single.

For Sale Offers over $335,000

View by appointment

Nyressa Vincent

027 515 7045

Brendan ’Big Red’ Shefford

027 224 4733

Rolleston Office 03 347 9988

Prime Location!

• Four bedrooms plus study.

• Open plan kitchen/dining/living.

• Outdoor decking and secure garden.

• All EQC repairs have been completed.

• First home, investors or a new project - call to view!

For Sale Offers over $535,000

View Sunday 1.00pm - 1.30pm

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)

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

Open Home

Rolleston 256 Rolleston Drive

4 A 2 C 2 F 2 I

Rolleston 64 Quartz Drive

3 A 2 F 2 I

• Spacious open plan living

• Separate formal lounge

• 4 bedrooms (master with ensuite & WIR)

• 217m2 floor area

• 750m2 section

• 2 car garage with off street parking

• Immediate possession available

For Sale Offers over $529,000

View Sunday 1.45pm - 2.45pm

Wenjing Tang

021 210 0955

Brendan ’Big Red’ Shefford

027 224 4733

Rolleston Office 03 347 9988

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

• Reserve outlook

• 3 bedrooms (master with ensuite & WIR)

• Great indoor-outdoor flow

• Outdoor patio area with an archgola

• Stunning established 400m2 section

• Double internal access garage

For Sale Offers over $509,000

View Sunday 12.00pm - 12.30pm

Angela Hunt 021 548 777

Rolleston Office 03 347 9988

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

Open Home

West Melton 632 Hoskyns Road

3 A 2 F 2 I

Rolleston 83 Beaumont Drive

4 A 2 F 2 I

• 3 bedrooms (master with ensuite + walk in robe).

• Modernised kitchen and a light sunny living space.

• 4 hectares with plenty of fencing and shelter features.

• 3 bay barn and woodsheds.

• Large shed with work space, potential office area and

mancave that many only dream about - call to view now!

For Sale Offers over $899,000 plus GST

View by appointment

Dwayne Bloomfield

021 163 9874

Emma George

027 555 0568

Rolleston Office 03 347 9988

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

• Large open plan living area

• Seamless indoor-outdoor flow

• Huge hardwood deck

• Butlers pantry, double fridge space

• 4 bedrooms (master with ensuite & WIR)

• 2 car garaging

• 759m2 section

For Sale Offers over $629,000

View Sunday 2.45pm - 3.15pm

Nyressa Vincent

027 515 7045

Brendan ’Big Red’ Shefford

027 224 4733

Rolleston Office 03 347 9988

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)




Exclusive marketing

upgrades available *




decide whether you

121 Bellam Road

want a quick, easy

Ray White are offering exclusive marketing upgrades.*

Ray This White beautifully are offering maintained exclusive lifestyle marketing property upgrades.* is set on 4.6 ha and offers the perfect balance of country sale or and the urban highest living

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grounds, this delightful 280m² (approx) home is guaranteed to captivate.

Checklist for selling

your home

Make small fixes

Inspect your home with a buyer’s eyes,

and correct the flaws that are most

egregious (if affordable) or can be

relatively easily fixed—from repairing

cracks in the walkways to repainting

dingy walls or oiling creaky hinges.

Select the best real estate agent

For a commission, an agent will take care

of many details you may not want to be

bothered with (placing ads, fielding calls,

making signs, etc.) and bring experience

to the table. To find a good one, ask

friends and relatives, then interview

several candidates.

Set a price

A real estate agent will give you a market

analysis free of charge or commitment.

Ask a few to get a broader picture of the

market. Check out

comparable listings

yourself in the real

estate section of

your newspaper or

on websites. Then

For Sale

Price by Negotiation

View Sun/Wed 1.15-1.45pm

it away, sell it at a garage sale, or put

it into storage—so the house seems

more spacious and buyers can imagine

themselves in it.

Stay vigiliant about maintenance

Keep the lawn mowed, shrubs trimmed,

gardens weeded, rooms spotless and


Ready your home for open days

Hide pocketable valuables, display fresh

flowers or bowls of fruit, bake a batch of

cookies for the homey smell, open the

drapes, keep pets out of sight.

Decide whether to do your own

building inspection

It may save you time, especially with

older homes, to identify—and potentially

solve—problems your buyer’s inspection

will discover later.

Mick Sidey

M 027 229 8888

B 03 375 4715

Whalan and Partners Ltd, Bayleys, Licensed under the REA Act 2008

Sally Hargreaves

M 021 125 1545

B 03 375 4824

Whalan and Partners Ltd, Bayleys, Licensed under the REA Act 2008


West Melton

9 Rotherham Drive

For Sale

Nestled on 4725m² (one acre approx) this substantial 346m² home provides the ultimate in lifestyle. Achieving instant

Price by Negotiation

impact is the four-metre polished volcanic rock breakfast bar. Defining the work area from the dining, it runs the length

View Sun 2.30-3pm

of the kitchen. Streamlined in design the kitchen boasts quality appliances and a butler’s pantry ensures culinary mess

TIME is easily FOR tucked A LIFESTYLE away. From the CHANGE? open-plan kitchen-dining-living is a second living area offering versatility to growing Mick Sidey

families and entertainers. Completing the living is a third space. Four bedrooms and three bathrooms deliver a

121 Bellam Road For M 027 Sale 229 8888

residence your family will love. Storage is in abundance with a substantial WIR found in the master and triple robes in B 03 375 4715

This beautifully maintained lifestyle property is set on 4.6 ha and offers the perfect balance of country and urban living Price by Negotiation

each of the remaining bedrooms. A large internal-access double-garage, an additional single-garage and two garden

while still close to city amenities and a short drive to both Lincoln and Rolleston. Four bedrooms (including extra bedroom View Sun/Wed 1.15-1.45pm

sheds complete this property. Outside the luxury continues with a picture perfect outdoor entertaining area. There is a

and bathroom in the self-contained unit), an office plus a family bathroom provides generous family living. Modern

paved patio for lounging, a decked space for dining, an expansive lawn for play and a saltwater heated swimming pool. Sally Hargreaves

open-plan kitchen-dining and separate living room with a seamless flow from inside to the large paved patio and lush

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garden. Extensive shelterbelts provide protection, while a large variety of established and irrigated fruit and specimen M B 03 027375 2294824


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excellent shedding including a large two bay shed (approx 10 x 9), four-bay stables and a lockable shed with power. A

separate double-garage and an additional enclosed two-bay shed ensures there is a space for every piece of machinery,

vehicle and outdoor equipment. The property has its own well for domestic supply. Set amongst established gardens and Sally Hargreaves

grounds, this delightful 280m² (approx) home is guaranteed All companies to captivate. within this composite are Members of Bayleys Realty Group M 021 125 1545

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Whalan and Partners Ltd, Bayleys, Licensed under the REA Act 2008

Whalan and Partners Ltd, Bayleys, Licensed under the REA Act 2008

Whalan and Partners Ltd, Bayleys, Licensed under the REA Act 2008


Your guide to Show Homes & New Sections

The success

of Faringdon

in the Selwyn District

Faringdon began in 2013 and in four years has grown at

amazing speed with 1,200 sections sold; a figure which

exceeded all the developer’s expectations.

Of the latest three phases under

construction, stage seventeen is almost

finished with ninety percent sold and

titles expected in two weeks. Stage

eighteen is eighty percent sold with

titles due in April, and stage nineteen

for which titles are scheduled to be

released in July, is already fifty percent


Currently engineering drawings

are being completed for stage twenty

with just five more stages planned for

what will be known as Faringdon. The

developers are considering releasing

stage twenty early, due to the demand

for sections with sales made every

weekend; a reflection of the growth of


“People are attracted to Faringdon

for lifestyle reasons,” suggests Bruce

Harvey, Hughes Development

Marketing Director. “People were

looking for what Faringdon offers.

It’s met their expectations, many of

whom rented in Faringdon and loved

it so much they decided to build

there. Thirty percent of our buyers are

Rolleston people.”

The design of Faringdon was based

on Northwood. In each case, a master

plan has been created with an end in

mind so a complete package is offered.

This includes extensive reserve areas

for the community to enjoy and wider

roads giving a perception of space.

The latest three stages constitute

approximately 200 lots, representing

two thirds of the land recently

purchased from the Meadows

family. This borders the south side of

Faringdon close to the new primary

Ladbrooks - Lincoln

school, Lemonwood Grove which

opened this year.

Close to sixty students began at

Lemonwood Grove on day one, with

the school already having the capacity

for 450 students and plans in place

for further expansion to cater for

approximately 750 students.

Bruce says that the new primary

and secondary schools have been

real attractions for those considering

Faringdon, along with the

sportsgrounds and popular aquatic

centre as all are within walking

distance, as is the town centre.

Greenspace has been generously

allocated in every stage with thought

being given to a tennis court facility in

stage nineteen, that will be attractively

landscaped to fit with its surrounding

environment to become a focal point

and gathering place for residents.

The retail precinct has also expanded

Faringdon’s infrastructure. South Point

is due to open at the end of March this

year with ninety percent already leased.

This will include Hooked Fish & Chips,

The Selwyn School of Dance, A Pocket

Full of Spices, The Pedal Pusher, New

Order Clothing and Accessories, and

Faringdon Convenience Store and Post


There is also a new impressive show

home village planned for Faringdon

in 2017, where a good number of

the major building companies will

be able to showcase what they offer.

Bruce says this will be the largest show

4/144 Dunns Crossing Road ROLLESTON Deadline Sale

home village in Canterbury, if not

New Zealand with it expected to be

operational by July this year.


Tranquil 4ha mature treed setting, zoned rural inner plains deferred with Colonial style 3 bedrooms


plus ensuite permanent home. This property offers a smart kitchen which adjoins the dining area

and flows onto a separate lounge with ranch slider to timber deck. Excellent carpet, drapes and

furnishings. Internal entry to triple car garaging.

Live the Dream Lifestyle

Enjoy easy care garden, handy to school, shops and buses. Zoning is suitable for subdivision into

residential sections.

DEADLINE SALE - Friday 18 November 2016 - 3pm

Please note that the floor area details, sourced from Property Smarts Well sheltered haven’t section. been verified,

therefore we are passing these details over for your information only.

Viewing by appointment only. Ph Bob Paton 3480796 or 027 432 1758, Westside Real Estate Ltd,


Property ID 3061079

Sole Agent Rob Paton 0274 321758 Westside Real Estate 03 3480796

Opportunity to purchase 4 Hectares High

Productive Land, with 3 Bedroom, Perm

Material Home in respectable condition.

Includes garage, carport and sleepout.



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Show Homes - the ultimate

way to shop around


Across the Selwyn district, we are blessed with an extensive

array of very good quality show homes.

Building companies build show

homes to demonstrate their workmanship,

display innovative design ideas and present

a snapshot into a new and luxurious

lifestyle, featuring all the latest in materials,

fittings and fixtures.

A show home can inspire you in a way

nothing else can. You can absorb the

ambiance they present and admire the

innovative techniques, new materials

and technology.

You can ask questions, take notes and

compare. You can see at a glance features

you would love to emulate or would avoid

when building your home.

Best of all, you will see the building

companies’ attention to detail.

Show homes are the perfect way to get a

good idea of pricing, discover good quality

and value, learn about superior use of space,

future-proofing, ongoing maintenance and

long-term returns.

So what are you waiting for? Check out

our maps, grab a notepad and pencil and

begin the exciting project of building your

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Newman Park is the closest

subdivision to the brand new

Rolleston West Primary School

• All stages now have title

• Sections sized from 639m² to 1006m²

• Sections priced from $169,000 to $210,000

• Covenants to protect your investment

• No minimum house size on designated lots

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This Week’s



sunday saTurday Thurs

ROLLESTON 42 Park Lane

Thurs 9th Mar, 4.30pm -5.15pm, 3 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living,

2 car gge, 803m2 section $539,000 ID#RL3767

Harcourts Rolleston – Caine 027 330 1002


COALGATE 26 King Street

Sat 11th Mar, 2.30pm – 3pm, 3 bed, 1 bthrms on 1117m2 section

Offers over $329,000, Ray White Rolleston


DARFIELD 13 Kimberley Road

Sat 11th Mar, 3.30pm – 4pm, 3 bed, 1 bthrm, 1 car on 1012m2 section

$367,000, Ray White Rolleston

ADDINGTON 51a Ward Street

Sun 12th Mar, 1.30pm -2.15pm, 3 bdrm, 1 bthrm, 1 car gge, ½

interest in 930m2 section Deadline sale, all offers presented

Wednesday 22 March (USP),

Harcourts Rolleston – Mary Westwood – 021 557 731

DARFIELD 1 Oakden Drive

Sun 12th Mar, 2pm – 2.30pm, 3 bed, 1 bthrm easy care corner

section. $445,000 Sue Robinson 021 409 050 & Paul Robinson

021 277 2690 Matson & Allan

DARFIELD 10 Mulholland Drive

Sun 12th Mar, 3pm – 3.30pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 2 garage

2.2ha Neg over $850,000 Sue Robinson 021 409 050 & Paul

Robinson 021 277 2690 Matson & Allan, /039

GLENTUNNEL 23 Philip Street

Sun 12th Mar 2.30-3pm, 2 beds, 1 bthrm character cottage

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

Cookson 027 249 5417

HALSWELL 45A Ernest Gray Place

Sun 12h Mar, 2.30pm – 3pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms, 3 toilets, 2 car on

525m2 section Offers over $568,000 Ray White Rolleston

HEI HEI 9 Zenith Place

Sun 12th Mar, 3.15pm – 3.45pm 4 bed, 2 bthrms 2 car on 623m2

section Offers over $479,000, Ray White Rolleston www.

KIRWEE 4B St Andrews Lane

Sun 12th Mar, 4pm – 4.30pm, Fantastic 4 bdrm home designed for

the modern family Sue Robinson 021 409 050 & Paul Robinson 021

277 2690 Matson and Allan

LEESTON 38 Spring Place

Sun 12thMar, 1pm – 1.30pm, Large 4 bed family home in quiet

Spring Place. $529,000 Stephan Knowler 027 229 9522 stephan@ Matson & Allan,

LEESTON 13 Palladio Avenue

Sun 12thMar, 1.45pm – 2.15pm, Stylish 5 bed in Monticello.

$555,000 Stephan Knowler 027 229 9522 stephan@marealestate. Matson & Allan,

LEESTON 416B Drain Road

Sun 12th Mar, 2.15pm – 2.45pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms 2 car, 899m2

section Offers over $439,000, Ray White Rolleston

LEESTON 28 High Street

Sun 12th Mar, 2.30pm – 3pm, Beautiful character home on 1382m2

with 3 car garaging $529,000 Stephan Knowler 027 229 9522 Matson & Allan,

LEESTON 63C Station Street

Sun 12th Mar, 3.15pm – 3.45pm, 2 bedroom neat as a pin and

priced to sell $359,000 Stephan Knowler 027 229 9522 stephan@ Matson & Allan,

PHILLIPSON 1/10 Percy Street

Sun 12thMar, 11.15am – 11.30am ,3 bed, 1 bthrms, 1 car, O/S Parking,

lge courtyard Offers over $289,000, Ray White Rolleston www.

ROLLESTON 6 Bethany Road

Sun 12th Mar, 11.45am - 12.15pm, New 4 bdrm, 1 living, 2 bath, 2 gge

on 595m2. $549,000 Stephan Knowler 027 229 9522 stephan@ Matson & Allan,

ROLLESTON 81 Hungerford Drive

Sun 12th Mar,12.30pm – 1pm, Quirky 4 bdrom home in Farringdon

backs onto farmland for the perfect lifestyle, ph Sue Robinson 021

409 050 & Paul Robinson 021 277 2690 Matson and Allan www.

ROLLESTON 48 Overbury Crescent

Sun 12th Mar, 11.45am – 12.15pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms, sep laundry, 3

car on 785m2 section Offers over $569,000, Ray White Rolleston

ADDINGTON 51a Ward Street

Sat 11th Mar, 1.30pm -2.15pm, 3 bdrm, 1 bthrm, 1 car gge, ½

interest in 930m2 section Deadline sale, all offers presented

Wednesday 22 March (USP),

Harcourts Rolleston – Mary Westwood – 021 557 731

HEI HEI 9 Zenith Place

Sat 11th Mar, 2.15pm – 2.45pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms 2 car on 623m2

section Offers over $479,000, Ray White Rolleston www.

ROLLESTON 17 Goldrush Lane

Sat 11th Mar,1pm – 1.30pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 2 car gge,

1019m2 section Price by Negotiation,

ID#RL1586 Harcourts Rolleston – Shona ph 027 229 3657

ROLLESTON 64 Quartz Drive

Sun 12th Mar, 12pm – 12.30pm, 3 bed, 2 bthrms, 2 car on 400m2 ,

reserve outlook Offers over $509,000. Ray White Rolleston www.

ROLLESTON 794 East Maddisons Road

Sun 12th Mar, 12pm – 12.30pm, new 4 bd, 2 bthrm, 2 car, 227m2

on 738m2 Offers over $599,000, Ray White Rolleston www.

ROLLESTON 21 Bronte Way

Sun 12th Mar, 12.30pm – 1pm, 4 bed. 2 bthrms, 12 car, 770m2

section Offers over $529,000, Ray White Rolleston www.

ROLLESTON 51 Bradbury Avenue

Sun 12th Mar, 12.45pm – 1.15pm, 4 bed , 2 bthrms, Sep Laundry,2

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

ROLLESTON 70 Quartz Drive

Sun 12th Mar, 1pm – 1.30pm, 3 bed, 2 bthrms, O/S single garage,

383m2 section Offers over $479,000. Ray White Rolleston www.

ROLLESTON 199 Brookside Road

Sun 12th Mar, 1pm to 1:30pm, Brand new 4bedroom, 2 bthrm, dble

garage Offers over $550,000, Ph Cheryl Hunt 0274 303-906 Mike

Pero Real Estate

ROLLESTON 89 Rolleston Drive

Sun 12th Mar, 1pm – 1.30pm, 4 Bed, 2 Bthrms, 2 Car, 764m2

Section Offer over $535, 000 Ray White Rolleston,

ROLLESTON 17 Goldrush Lane

Sun 12th Mar, 1pm - 1.30pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 2 car gge,

1019m2 section Price by Negotiation,

ID#RL1586 Harcourts Rolleston – Shona ph 027 229 3657

ROLLESTON 10 Loeb Place

Sun 12th Mar, 1.30pm, - 2pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms, 3 toilet, 3 car,

600m2 section Offers over $639,000, Ray White Rolleston www.

ROLLESTON 22A Sheridan Drive

Sun 12th Mar, 1.45pm – 2.15pm, 4 bed,2 bthrms, 2 car on 1457m2

section Offers over $749,000 Ray White Rolleston

ROLLESTON 5 Kinglear Drive

Sun 12th Mar, 2pm – 2.30pm, 3 bed + study, 2 bthrms, 2 car on

750m2 section Offers over $499,000 Ray White Rolleston www.

ROLLESTON 6 Rossall Crescent, Faringdon

Sun 12thMar, 2pm to 2:30pm, 4 bedroom, 2 bthrm, dbl garage, 2

living,$569,000 Ph Cheryl Hunt 0274 303-906 Mike Pero Real


ROLLESTON 1037 Goulds Road

Sun 12th Mar, 2pm – 3pm , 2.4ha zoned living Z land, 4 bed, large

kitchen & dining, sep lounge, Conservatory, own well, 2 garages,

Deadline Private Treaty (U.S.P) Closes 2pm, Wed, 22 March 2017

LEE25520 PGG Wrightson Real Estate, Ph Wilton Atkins 027 606 0660

ROLLESTON 17 Rossall Crescent

Sun 12th Mar, 2pm – 2.30pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms, 2 car,507m2 section

Offers over $499,000, Ray White Rolleston


ROLLESTON 152 Lowes Road

Sun 12th Mar, 2.30pm – 3pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms, 2 car, sep laundry

750m2 section Offers over $579,000, Ray White Rolleston www.

ROLLESTON 2 Heaphy Court

Sun 12th Mar, 2.45pm – 3.15pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrm, sep laundry, 3 car,

2015m2 section Offers over $759,000, Ray White Rolleston www.

ROLLESTON 83 Beaumont Drive

Sun 12th Mar, 2.45pm – 3.15pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms, 2 car on 759m2

section Offers over $629,000, Ray White Rolleston www.

For full details of all Open Homes, please

contact the Real Estate companies.

ROLLESTON 42 Park Lane

Sat 11th Mar, 4.30pm -5.15pm, 3 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 2 car gge,

803m2 section$539,000 ID#RL3767Harcourts

Rolleston – Caine 027 330 1002

WEST MELTON 8 Rotherham Drive

Sat 11th Mar, 3pm – 3.30pm, 4 bed + study, 3 bthrms, 4 toilets, 4 car on

4001m2 Auction Ray White Rolleston

ROLLESTON 47 Strauss Drive

Sun 12th Mar, 3pm – 3.30pm, 4 bed , 2 bthrms, Sep Laundry,2 car on

600m2 section Offers over $609,000 Ray White Rolleston, www.

ROLLESTON 45 Strauss Drive

Sun 12th Mar, 3pm – 3.30pm, 4 bed, study nook, sep laundry 2

bthrms, 765m2 section Offers over $659,000, Ray White Rolleston

ROLLESTON 9 Kingsley Place

Sun 12th Mar, 3.30pm – 4pm, 4 bed 2 bthrms, 3 car sep laundry on

1184m2 section Offers over $675,000 Ray White Rolleston www.

ROLLESTON 11 Lloyds Close

Sun 12th Mar, 4pm – 4.30pm, 4 bed,2 bthrms, 2 car on 1457m2

section Offers over $549,000 Ray White Rolleston www.

ROLLESTON 42 Park Lane

Sun 12th Mar, 4.30pm -5.15pm, 3 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living,

2 car gge, 803m2 section $539,000

ID#RL3767Harcourts Rolleston – Caine 027 330 1002

SPRINGSTON 482 Bethels Road

Sun 12th Mar, 1pm – 1.30pm, 4ha, 4 bed + study, 2 bthrms, 3 car, 6

bay shed Offers over $819,000 incl gst, Ray White Rolleston www.

TAI TAPU 233 Hudsons Road

Sun 12th Mar12pm – 1pm As Is Where Is Lifestyle Dream, 4ha,5

bed,3 bthrms, barn, yards, chicken coop, own well & septic system

Auction (Unless Sold Prior) 1pm,Thursday, 6 April 2017, 411

Blenheim Rd, Christchurch LEE25598 PGG Wrightson Real Estate, Ph

Wilton Atkins 027 606 0660

TAI TAPU 3 Riverside Lane

Sun 12TH Mar, 1pm – 1.30pm, 4 bed,2 bthrms, sep laundry 2 car on

706m2 Deadline Sale, Ray White Rolleston


TAI TAPU 4 Riverside Lane

Sun 12TH Mar, 1.45pm – 2.15pm, 5 bed,2 bthrms, sep laundry 2 car

on 700m2 Deadline Sale, Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.

WEST MELTON 86 Hayes Road

Sun 12th Mar, 11.30am – 12pm, 2.156ha, 2 bed + sleepout on

lifestyle block 5 acres Offers over $529,000 Ray White Rolleston

WEST MELTON 1046 Railway Road

Sun 12th Mar, 1pm – 1.45pm, 2.156ha, 2 bed + sleepout on lifestyle

block 5 acres Offers over $660,000 Ray White Rolleston www.

WEST MELTON 52 Finlays Road

Sun 12th Mar, 1.30pm -2.15pm, 5 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 3 car gge,

4ha lifestyle section Deadline sale, all offers presented 3pm Tuesday

21 March (USP), ID#RL1623 Harcourts

Rolleston – Katie 021 135 0887

WEST MELTON 26 Elizabeth Allen Drive

Sun 12th Mar, 1.30pm – 2pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms, sep laundry, 2car

on 1318m2 Auction Ray White Rolleston


WEST MELTON 394 Halkett Road

Sun 12th Mar, 1.30pm – 2pm, 5.1ha, 4 bed + office, 2 bthrms 5 cqar,

60m Well By NegotiationRay White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.

WEST MELTON 8 Rotherham Drive

Sat 12th Mar, 3pm – 3.30pm, 4 bed + study, 3 bthrms, 4 toilets, pool,

4 car on 4001m2 Auction Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.


Four Seasons Realty Rolleston

Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Congratulations To

Katie Harrison

On achieving 28th in the Top 30 Sales

Consultants for Christchurch Metro

area. October – December 2016 Quarter

To recognise the support from the Selwyn

Community, list with Katie in March and take

advantage of the marketing special she

will offer to all clients during this period.

Contact Katie today on 021 135 0887

West Melton 52 Finlays Road West Melton 184 Adams Road Rolleston 39 McCauley Street

Secluded Paradise on 4.0090 hectares

Exciting new listing in an established setting so close to West

Melton Township.

Offering everything for the larger family- 4-5 bedrooms with

multiple living spaces; triple car garaging, stables, and a variety of

shedding options; established idyllic private garden setting.

Deadline Sale: All offers presented 21st March 2017 at 3pm

(unless sold prior)

View at: ID#RL1623

Katie Harrison Ph 021 135 0887

Taste of Tuscany

Standing apart from the crowd is this beautifully presented 2ha

lifestyle property.

Generously proportioned wheelchair accessible 4 bedroom home

with modern kitchen, open plan living areas & gorgeous alfresco

options, ideal for family use or even for private functions.Viewing

by appointment.

Price by negotiation

View at: ID#RL1610

Katie Harrison Ph 021 135 0887

Location Screams Opportunity

With a well-proportioned floor plan and close to the Rolleston

shops this is great buying opportunity.

4 bedrooms, master with ensuite and outdoor access, formal

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

home not to miss.


View at: ID#RL1598

Katie Harrison Ph 021 135 0887

Ross Mitchell

027 222 9495

Richard Tait

027 777 8080

Fergus Spain

027 608 4768

Mary Westwood

021 557 731

Shona Robb

027 229 3657

Natalie McLean

027 943 6413

Eddie McLean

027 600 4007

Katie Harrison

021 135 0887

Caine Hopcroft

027 330 1002

Yolanda Smith

027 321 0569

Kaye Isaacs

027 686 6941

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Halswell, Christchurch 8025

T: 03 349 9240 GET IN



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UP TO 80

Deciduous trees

on sale include:

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• Dogwoods

• Oaks

• Flowering Cherry Trees

• Tulip Tree

• Crab Apple

• Beech Trees

• Elms

• Limes and many more

Huge range.

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20% discount


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Topiary Standards

All discounted

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• Portuguese Laurels

• Bay Laurels

• Griselinia

• Liquidamber Gumball

• Photonia Red Robin



Acer Palmatum

(Upright Japanese


Big chunky plants.

$49.50 grade

NOW $35

Ideal for small/medium gardens.

Will tolerate wind. Were $350

NOW $250

Large grade.

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Keep up to date on what is happening around the

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% OFF!

for a limited time only



Great range of

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with 20%


Ideal for large and

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• Griselinia

• Pittosporum

• Photinia Red Robin

• Euonymus

• Mexican Orange


• Bay Laurel

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• Plus many more

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Flowering Cherry

Michelia Varieties

Pyrus Salicifolia


Magnolia Little Gem

Magnolia Blanchard

(Weeping Silver

Pear Trees)

Many varieties available.

Up to

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Great ornamental evergreen tree

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Touch of Pink:

Were $39.50 NOW $20

Tough ornamental tree for

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Good, honest gardening advice is our hallmark

Trees for Avenues and Lifestyle Properties

• Carpinus betulus (Hornbeam) Were $89.50 NOW $50.00

• Tilia platyphyllos (Lime Tree) Were $95.00 NOW $50.00

• Fraxinus ornus (Mana Ash) Were $145.00 NOW $50.00

• Ulmus parvifolia (Chinese Elm) Were $75.00 NOW $35.00

• Alnus cordata (Italian Alder) Were $65.00 NOW $30.00

Up to 80% off

Huge range, ideal for lifestyle

properties, driveway avenues,

feature trees, park-like settings.

• Liquidamber stryicaflua Were $165.00 NOW $80.00

(American Sweetgum)

• Quercus robur (English Oak Were $125.00 NOW $50.00

• Prunus varieties (Flowering Cherry) Were $165.00 NOW $100.00

Were $145.00 NOW $80.00

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