Selwyn Times: November 28, 2017

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Westpac cites

falling visitors

to branch

as reason

• By Georgia O’Connor-Harding

POOR PATRONAGE at

Westpac’s branch in Lincoln has

led to its planned closure.

It is in consultation with staff

with the intention of closing the

branch by February 20.

A Westpac spokeswoman told

Selwyn Times while it was aware

of the township’s population

increase, “certainly from a

branch point of view it has just

become very quiet”.

But it would not make any

further comments on the

branch’s decline in patronage.

“We are talking to staff at the

moment. Until that process is

complete and we have got their

feedback, we don’t have any

further comment to make,” the

spokeswoman said.

Lincoln’s population is

projected to grow to 9190 by

2025.

It comes after Westpac said

population shifts as a result of

the earthquakes and an increase

in online transactions was

the reason for the proposed

closure of several Christchurch

branches, including Lincoln.

If the closure goes ahead,

Westpac would look to transfer

affected staff to other branches

and an ATM would remain in

POTENTIAL CLOSURE: Westpac Lincoln may close as a result of low patronage.

PHOTO: ANDREW KING

the township.

Online transactions have

increased by 66 per cent in five

years while customers

using mobile-only

devices has increased

from 24 to 39 per cent

in the last two years.

Lincoln businesses

and the public have

criticised the closure

plan.

The proposal

comes at a time

when commercial

developments are

beginning to boom in Lincoln

with work under way at Vernon

Drive and Rosemerryn.

Lincoln Club president and

Grant Miller

Hammer Hardware owner Lynn

Townsend said it is a significant

loss to the town.

But he said

it probably

comes due to a

fragmentation

caused by

commercial

hubs spread all

over Lincoln.

His late

mother Marion

Townsend

campaigned

for the

Canterbury Savings Bank to

move to Lincoln which Westpac

took over.

“Westpac took over and

carried on,” he said.

Lincoln Hair Design owner

Diane Clark was gutted to hear

about the closure

and it would not help

bring more people

into the township.

“I don’t understand

what their motives are

to be quite honest,”

she said.

The Lincoln Pantry

owner Phillippa Boa

said it will be a shame

to see a business

go, but she believed

another business would step into

its place

It has been seen as a

disappointing move by Selwyn

Amy Adams

MP Amy Adams, district

councillors and the Lincoln

Community Committee.

Ms Adams said she has spoken

directly to the bank to advise it

of her disappointment.

District

councillor

Grant Miller

said he is

extremely

disappointed,

but

“to be fair

to Westpac

it has been

in the community

for

a long time

in a positive

way”.

Malcolm Lyall

“I guess I am hoping the other

banks might see the opportunity

now that there is some space

available to support Lincoln,” he

said.

Deputy Mayor Malcolm Lyall

said Lincoln has a large elderly

population and people, including

himself, like face-to-face banking.

Age Concern Canterbury chief

executive Simon Templeton said

it further isolates people and

impacts the older age range.

ASB and Kiwibank are the

only permanent bank outlets

remaining in the township.

Kiwibank Lincoln would not

comment on the closure.

An ASB Lincoln spokeswoman

said the bank relocated its portacom

branch within the town

after negotiating a new lease and

is continuing to invest in the

Canterbury region.

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SELWYN TIMES

THERE’S NOT much hope the Westpac

branch in Lincoln will be saved (see

page 1).

While the bank says they won’t know

until a consultation period with staff runs

its course, it looks like it’s a done deal. And that’s a shame.

The bank says declining patronage and increasing internet

banking are the reasons for the planned closure.

Unfortunately, or fortunately, depending on what’s best for

you, it’s the way of the world.

You may, or may not, have noticed a couple of changes to your

Selwyn Times. The masthead has changed, and page 2 has also

been refreshed. There’s a few more changes in the wind, too.

I’ll keep you posted.

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Wednesday November 29 2017 3

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Redevelopment plans

• By Georgia O’Connor-Harding

ELLESMERE COLLEGE could

have 80 per cent of its school

rebuilt.

But progress has been slow as

the school waits for the Ministry

of Education to develop a

preferred design option to help

determine funding requirements.

Discussions

for the rebuild

have been in

progress for the

past 18 months

and a business

case is currently

in development.

Gavin Kidd

MoE’s head of education

infrastructure services Kim

Shannon said the next stage is to

identify a preferred option.

“We do not have any further

details around plans and time

frames at this stage,” she said

Principal Gavin Kidd said the

entire school is to be rebuilt,

apart from the gym and library,

to modernise the school and

it will receive completely new

teaching blocks.

“Ellesmere College was built

CHANGE: Ellesmere College could be 80 per cent rebuilt.

largely on relocatable buildings

and a lot of them were built to

be shipped up and put on site.

“The school has been very

good at maintaining the buildings

and everything but some of

them are coming to the end of

their life,” Mr Kidd said.

Mr Kidd said it is planned that

the school will be rebuilt in four

stages over the next few years.

So far the school has developed

a concept design to help

form the MoE’s option analysis.

Mr Kidd said the school is

waiting on a final confirmation

for stage one of the designs.

The MoE will meet with the

school on December 7 to discuss

the redevelopment.

“That would be my regret, that

I haven’t seen stage one starting

. . . but the planning is in place.

It is an exciting thing for a new

principal to be coming in and

working with,” he said.

Mr Kidd has resigned to take

on a new position as director of

the Dunedin Secondary Schools

Partnership Charitable Trust.

Meanwhile, the MoE’s Christchurch

Schools Rebuild $1.137

billion programme is well under

way in Selwyn.

Rolleston College and West

Rolleston Primary School are

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complete while redevelopments

at Rolleston and Clearview

primary school’s are under construction.

Burnham School is to enter

the programme in 2020 while

construction of a new school in

south Lincoln is to begin next

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Busiest Summer in Selwyn ever

MORE EVENTS than ever

before have been packed into the

annual Summer in Selwyn which

starts on Friday.

More than 70 district council

and community events are

planned in Selwyn as part of

programme, which will run until

April.

District council senior events

and recreation adviser Dave Tippett

said there will be something

for everyone to enjoy.

He said the district council

will present more events than

previous years, including

Christmas parades, community

markets, fêtes, picnics, and

fitness-related activities.

There will be two drive-in

movies at Rolleston and Darfield,

and two outdoor movies at Lincoln

and Leeston as part of the

Spectrum Lighting and Sound

outdoor family movies.

Either park up and tune in to

the special frequency on your car

radio, or bring a seat, bean bag

or blanket to sit on in front of the

huge outdoor screen.

The Faringdon summer pool

parties will include a special

Christmas pool party at the

Selwyn Aquatic Centre, and

events at the Darfield and Southbridge

community pools. A DJ

will be playing, with inflatable

SUMMERTIME: The outdoor movies are set to return as part of

the Summer in Selwyn programme. ​

toys, games, prizes and a sausage

sizzle.

The New World Rolleston

Picnic in the Park will be held at

eight locations, with live music,

bouncy castles, face-painting,

Pedalmania and entertainment

– including activities for all ages

and prizes.

The New World Rolleston

Teddy Bears’ Picnic will return

to the Rolleston Community

Centre and Rolleston Reserve.

With an opening performance

from Cirque Grande, the picnic

will be packed with family fun,

Upcoming events:

•Until Monday, December

18: Cantastic Christmas, all

district libraries.

•Friday to January 26:

Selwyn Summer Reading

BINGO, all district libraries.

•Friday: Leeston Santa

Parade, 5.30pm, Leeston.

•Sunday: Rolleston Kids’

Market, 10am-noon, Rolleston

Community Centre.

•December 6: Christmas

Storytimes, 6–7pm, Leeston

Library.

•December 9: Lincoln

Christmas Parade and

Market, 9am, Gerald St.

•December 10: Christmas

Picnic in the Park – Darfield,

including a teddy bear parade,

face-painting, faeries, bouncy

castles, toddlers’ gym and prizes.

The Faringdon summer skate

jams will also take place at

eight locations around Selwyn.

Coaching will be available with

experienced skate instructors,

and gear will be available for hire

on the day.

Prizes will be up for grabs for

the best tricks.

Entertainment and live music

will also feature at a range

of local parks as part of the

Faringdon Music on the Green

concerts. Take a picnic and relax

3pm, Westview Park.

•December 12: Christmas

Storytimes, 6–7pm, Darfield

Library.

•December 14: Christmas

Storytimes, 6–7pm, Lincoln

Library.

•December 17: Spectrum

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movie – Lincoln, 7–9pm,

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•December 18

Christmas Storytimes, 6–7pm,

Rolleston Library.

•December 20

Faringdon Christmas pool

party, 2–4pm, Selwyn Aquatic

Centre.

while listening to an outstanding

line-up of local musicians at

Rolleston, Leeston, Darfield and

Lincoln.

A number of Selwyn District

Libraries’ events will also take

place over summer, including

BINGO, Christmas Storytimes

and Cantastic Tree.

•Residents should have

received a Summer in

Selwyn guide booklet in

the mail. These can also be

picked up from any district

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Adams promises to

help bereaved family

• By Georgia O’Connor-

Harding

A GREENDALE resident

has met with Selwyn MP

Amy Adams to put a face

to a family bereaved by a

suspected suicide.

Geoff Booth met with

Ms Adams on Friday to

discuss his son Liam,

21, who

died from

a suspected

suicide days

after he had

Amy

Adams

been treated

at Hillmorton

Hospital.

Liam’s body was found

in Beckenham Park, close

to where he lived on October

2.

Mr Booth said it was

good to voice his concerns

to Ms Adams.

About three weeks

before Liam’s death, he

had threatened to harm

himself at Halswell

Quarry Park. Police were

called and he was taken to

Christchurch Hospital but

discharged.

Mr Booth has since told

the Canterbury District

LOSS: Geoff Booth has

met with Selwyn MP

Amy Adams over the

death of his son Liam,

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Health Board that hospital

staff had wrongly discharged

Liam and taken

his word he was not going

to harm himself.

Mr Booth spoke to Ms

Adams about the lack

of support available for

families left behind after a

suicide, the mental health

system and how not

enough is spoken about

suicide publicly.

“She is my representative

in Parliament so she got an

appreciation of what I have

had to deal with and how

hard it is,” he said.

Mr Booth said while

Victim Support has remained

in touch with the

family, it is not the same as

receiving counselling.

The family has been

successful in getting

counselling services

funded by the Ministry of

Education at Greendale

School for Liam’s younger

brother Finn.

Mr Booth said, as an

outcome of the meeting,

Ms Adams said she

would speak to people in

Parliament to help bring

change to the mental

health system.

Ms Adams said it

would not be appropriate

to comment on

private meetings with

constituents.

Ms Adams said she is

concerned by the reports

she receives about the

difficulty some people have

accessing mental health

support.

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Wednesday November 29 2017 7

News

• By Kurt Bayer

AN ENGLISHMAN who

uncovered a Cantabrian’s

battlefield identification note

rolled inside a World War I

bullet casing is attempting to

reunite the rare artefact with the

old soldier’s descendants.

And there may be a Lincoln

connection.

David Murray was holidaying

near Ypres, Belgium, about 40

years ago when he bought a box

of mixed WW1 memorabilia.

It included a German cartridge

case and bullet that has sat in a

drawer at his Manchester home

for decades.

But last year, he took a closer

look at the bullet case and found

a piece of paper coiled inside it.

After several hours, with the

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even with the issue of ‘dog tags’,

many soldiers put personal

details inside things like

cartridge cases for identification

purposes if they were killed.

Now, he wants to trace gunner

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“His grandsons could still

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War ID: Edward

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War 1 and now

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who found a

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the war is trying

to trace his

descendants.

returned to Christchurch and

was discharged in 1919, the war

records show.

Mr Murray says he’d happily

send the bullet casing and note

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owners came forward.

“If it was in an antiques shop,

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sense of social and family history

and I hate it when people throw

things away that are a piece of

personal history. It’d be better

than just lying in a drawer

here.”

Lincoln resident Alastair

Kermode visited Ypres last year

and was interested in whether

any of his forefathers fought on

the Western Front.

He doubted any family links

to the gunner Kermode he

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memorials.

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Darfield student selected

for youth advisory group

• By Georgia O’Connor-Harding

A DARFIELD High School

student will represent youth on

the national stage in a bid to

improve the education system.

Kate Morris, 16, is one of

12 students from around the

country selected to take part in a

new Ministerial Youth Advisory

Group.

More than 300 students applied

with the top applicants

chosen by Labour education

minister Chris Hipkins.

The group aims to give

students aged between 14 to 18

the opportunity to share their

experiences in the education

system and to discuss how it can

be improved.

Kate said she thought it would

be a good opportunity to meet

a bunch of like-minded people

who want to make a change.

Kate Morris

She said she would like to

work on improving youth

well-being as a result of the bad

mental health and suicide rates

in Canterbury.

Kate would also like to ensure

students are learning modern

skills applicable to the world

today, and there are equal learning

opportunities for students

of different genders, races and

socio-economical backgrounds.

She said while the NCEA

system is not bad by any stretch,

improvements could be made.

“Obviously not everyone will

suit being assessed in the same

way . . . not everyone will do well

under the same exam structure,”

she said.

She already works to help

other students with her role on

the school’s student council and

has recently taken part in the

Limitless Conference.

The conference aims to give

students the opportunities to

pursue work they are passionate

about.

The first induction of the

group will be held in Wellington

next February with students

continuing to meet at the beginning

of each school’s term.

Anniversary event to celebrate Rewi Alley’s birth

THE 120th anniversary of

writer Rewi Alley’s birth in

Springfield is to be celebrated

this Saturday.

Mr Alley’s family and 109

guests from China will attend

the celebration to be held at the

Rewi Alley Memorial on Saturday

at 2pm.

Those who will be attending

the event include Chinese sculptors

and residents who helped

make the Rewi Alley sculpture

and information centre in 1997.

A display about Mr Alley and

Springfield’s history will be open

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Greener pastures for Rolleston rugby

• By Gordon Findlater

ROLLESTON rugby will have

a new home next year when it

moves from Rolleston Reserve to

Foster Park.

The Rolleston Rugby Club

currently has the use of four fullsized

fields at Rolleston Reserve.

That number will increase to

seven when the move to Foster

Park is complete.

The club has also

started a Givealittle

page with the

objective of raising

funds to build new

clubrooms at Foster

Paul

Frewen

Park.

While it has

never been among

the top contenders in country

rugby, the platform is being laid

for the club to build on its rapid

growth in the junior ranks and

retain young players when they

reach the senior ranks.

“We’ve had to grow the club

from the ground up, we don’t

have the luxury of the history

that some other clubs have,” said

club president Paul Frewen.

“For us, it’s about building

strong relationships with

our juniors so they want to

play senior rugby here when

they’ve finished school. We’re

building for the next 10 years

and we believe that we need the

clubrooms, the facilities and the

grounds that fit that model.”

This year the club had 29

teams, including 19 junior

teams. Each one has been

very competitive through to

under-18 level in the Ellesmere

competition.

The club’s move to Foster

Park also comes in the wake

of the development of the new

multi-use facility for Rolleston

which is set to start in 2018 and

be completed the following

year. The development on the

current Rolleston Reserve site is

a key project in the town centre

development.

The original plan was for the

rugby club to move to Brookside

Park. However, it soon became

apparent it wasn’t a viable option

due to the park not being big

enough.

The move to Foster Park will

enable the club to expand its

popular Tuesday night touch

competition which has 95 teams

and a waiting list.

“The move is going to give us

more capacity for teams, more

room for coaching and trainings

and better lighting. It also gives

us the potential to do something

about our clubrooms because

they are currently not big

enough,” said Frewen.

The new fields at Foster Park

will also host softball and

baseball from 2018. The aim

ON THE MOVE:

Foster Park is

set to become

the new home of

Rolleston Rugby

Club.

is for them to also share the

clubroom facilities which the

rugby club is hoping to create.

One option is to relocate the

existing rugby clubrooms from

Rolleston Reserve to Foster

Park. However, the rooms are

no longer big enough for the

growing club and aren’t up to the

current building code.

“When we have club day, we

have to stagger our prize-giving

throughout the day because we

just can’t fit everyone in the club

rooms,” said Frewen.

The district council will

provide changing rooms at the

club’s new location at Foster

Park.

Local

News

Now

Fire rages, homes at risk

No arrests yet

after assault

on teenager

• By Andrew King

POLICE ARE yet to make an

arrest after a brutal assault of a

teenager in Rolleston.

A 15-year-old victim was

viciously attacked by a group

in Rolleston after a fireworks

display on November 4.

They dragged him to a

water race and held his head

under water. Some in the group

chanted “drown him”.

The mother of the victim

told the Selwyn Times the

police are doing their job and

she was waiting to hear back

from them.

Police have remained tightlipped

about the investigation

saying inquires are “ongoing.”

The Selwyn Times has learned

police have been given names of

suspects and private Facebook

messages of an apology to the

victim.

Many people have posted

about the incident online,

including friends of the victim,

who believe they know who the

attackers were, said the victim’s

mother.

After being dragged to the

water race, he broke free of his

attackers and ran off, collapsing

close to his home.

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Motus

is now in Rolleston

Leading on from the merger of Motus Lincoln and SportsRehab

Lincoln in July, Motus have just joined forces with SportsRehab

Rolleston, rebranded as Motus Rolleston. The clinic will now

operate under the Motus Health Network to provide a seamless

health service for people of Selwyn.

“We’re delighted to be bringing SportsRehab Rolleston under the

Motus Health banner,” says Brett Warman, Manager of the two

physiotherapy clinics.

The team at Motus Health are really excited to be joining the

Rolleston community. Already, they have established relationships

with local general practitioners and with one of their values being

to have a community focus, they are looking forward to forming

close connections with sporting and other groups in and around

Rolleston.

utilise the space for regular treatment and classes while having

it available for people who are rehabilitating from an injury or

surgery. Classes will also be held in gym, including Pilates and

a circuit general fitness session which is run twice a week by an

active senior group.

The Motus Health Network has a number of clinics spread

across Canterbury comprising a team of 75 physiotherapists,

along with occupational therapists, podiatrists and massage

therapists. Motus also has close associations with sports doctors

and orthopaedic surgeons, providing access to these experts.

To minimise any disturbance to our clients, most of the current

staff at SportsRehab Rolleston are continuing to work with Motus

Rolleston. There are also some new faces and some exciting new

initiatives will be happening at the new Motus facility, operating

out of the former SportsRehab premises.

“Over time our contracts and philosophies may adapt to

continually improve our service to our clientele. The staff at

the Rolleston clinic are the same, however they now have the

support of the wider Motus Health Network,” explains Brett.

Motus will be maintaining the original gym at the Rolleston

premises, updating the gym equipment over time, with plans to

An advantage for the people of Selwyn is the broad approach

of a Motus clinic. As well as general physiotherapy, they hold

a number of contracts with ACC relating to helping people

back to work or with pain management. They develop mobility

action plans utilising exercise for hip and knee osteoarthritis and

are also part of a project with ACC which has been looking at

rehabilitation post ACL rupture and knee injury rehabilitation.

The Lincoln and Rolleston clinics will work closely together under

the banner of Motus Selwyn so those living in the district are

ensured a seamless health service.

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• By Georgia

O’Connor-Harding

RECRUITMENT for

Ellesmere College’s next

principal has begun.

After eight years at the

school, principal Gavin

Kidd has resigned to

take on a new position as

director of the Dunedin

Secondary Schools

Partnership Charitable

Trust.

Mr Kidd said Ellesmere

has been a great school

to be principal of and he

hadn’t been planning to

leave.

“But sometimes as I tell

the students, opportunities

come up and you don’t

want to look back and

regret you didn’t take a

calculated risk at times,”

Mr Kidd said.

Mr Kidd has been a

secondary principal for

11 years, based at Catlins

Area School before he

moved to Ellesmere.

His new role means

he will support the 12

secondary schools in the

Dunedin area along with

represent them with other

agencies including the

Ministry of Education.

He will step into the

role as either secretary or

treasurer for the Otago

Primary Principals’

Association and manage

alternative education for

the region.

Mr Kidd will also have

oversight of Dunedin’s

London House Learning

Centre which provides

alternative education for

year 9 to 11 students.

He will begin his new

role at the end of January

and the school’s board of

trustees are hoping to have

a new principal by term 2

next year.

“I think the highlight

for me being principal at

the college has been the

amazing students that have

come through,” Mr Kidd

said.

He said he has seen

great changes at the school

including a growth in

its kapa haka group and

upgrades of the school

library and technology

department.

Mr Kidd said NCEA

results have greatly

improved with the school

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8 school in the country last

year.

He said there has been a

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Opportunities for

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Springfield Walkway a community effort

Springfield

Township

Committee

secretary Sean

Ellis writes

about how the

community

banded

together to improve

pedestrian safety by

constructing a new

walkway

THE SPRINGFIELD Walkway

all started in 2015 after a fatality

and several near misses on

the road from the Springfield

township to the Kowai Pass

Domain camping ground.

Murray and Lesley Faulkner

came up with the idea of gifting

a strip of their land that runs

along the road to the district

council so a walking path could

be built to remove the danger of

walking along the highway.

They then approached the

township committee which took

on the challenge. The township

committee did have money to

use on a development-type project

and decided this ticked all

the boxes.

So now we had the land and a

budget to start work. We had to

finalise the position of the track

– sounds easy, but this started

TEAM WORK: Springfield residents and contractors working to

complete the Springfield Walkway.

several robust discussions.

Two routes were on the table –

a track running along the side of

the road, and the second starting

at Rewi Alley Memorial then

running along an embankment

through an avenue of trees and

dropping down onto the roadside

and then following the road

to the domain.

In July 2016, the committee

moved to build the track along

the embankment. At this point,

the domain committee decided

that because the track was running

to the domain, it would

help, making it a community

project.

This was great news, and it was

agreed the township committee

would build along the embankment

and the domain committee

would build from the end of the

embankment to Domain Rd.

So it was all systems go, but

stop we have no funds.

A change in how development

fund money could be spent by

the Government had to be set

into law so we had to wait and

wait.

At last, the money was made

available to the township and

work started on the track in

March this year.

The embankment track

crossed a small stream and it

was decided to cross the stream

using a large culvert. The district

council was approached to see

what paperwork/permits were

required to put the culvert in

place. Because the stream was

running, we would require a

building permit.

The months rolled by with the

township committee chairman

writing continually to the district

council about the delay.

Five months later, the district

council got back to the township

committee, saying it needed

more information. At this point,

the district council had confirmed

the culvert and paid for

it and confirmed the contractor

who was revving his engines

ready to go.

In September, the township

committee was told the resource

consent would take 28 days. At

last we were told we would have

resource consent on October

13, hurray! We finally got the

consent on November 3 – near

enough. Then, after all that

waiting, it rained for a week,

but work finally started on

November 13. The top soil was

removed by Curle Contracting

Ltd and traded in with farmer

Graeme Dawson for core fill. The

huge culvert was lifted into place.

The retaining wall post was put

in by boring holes first with a

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With the retaining wall in and a

lot more earthwork by the Curle

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All the other jobs were done

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After five days of hard work

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Ellis supplying morning tea, we

had a track running from Rewi

Alley Memorial to the start of

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Local

News

Now

Fire rages, homes at risk

We said:

The naming of a new

road in the Twyns Visions

Ltd subdivision, Rolleston,

has caused friction among

district councillors

You said:

Trevor van Herpt – Give

some thought to the person who

has to give their street name

over the phone. I’ve driven past

some names that must cause a

nightmare to the residents of

that street trying to explain to

someone how it’s spelt. Twyn?

Give me a break. Call it how it

is – Twin.

Robin Masters – What

about calling it “that street”, then

when someone asks, you can say

“I’m going to that street”.

Marie Swift – Streety Mc-

Streetface?

We said:

The district council is

working to tighten up

its processes to stop

unauthorised companies

stealing water

You said:

Robyn Terras – What

happens to the economy if you

stop watering your garden v what

happens if farmers, and I mean

in general, stop watering?

Hamish Middleton – If

every Selwyn person stopped

watering their lawn and gardens

then one irrigator probably could

run for an extra hour.

Brendon Morphus – Yet

the new Chinese bottled water

factory in Belfast takes as much

as they want.

Jenny Jarvis – How can

someone steal something that

is not owned by anyone beyond

me?

Kyle Falcon – But National

said no one owns water so how

can it be stolen?

WATCHING: The district council is encouraging residents to

email photos of companies taking water from fire hydrants

Jamie Rapsey – Hope this

includes the farmers pumping

from the rivers?

Sylvia Oliver – Why did the

National Government give it

away to overseas companies?

Brian Tones – Hit them with

a massive fine each time.

Gavin Slaughter – And

yet I have to fight nail and teeth

to try and get a permit to take

water. The district council is

happy to stop it. But make it near

impossible to work with them to

do it properly. Christchurch City

Council were easy as.

Jocelyn Bryant – Another

reason for our non-existent water

supply grrr.

A reader responds to an

article about the closure of

water races in Springfield

and Sheffield

Eric Kars – I strongly oppose

the closure of water races in

Malvern as a result of the

Central Plains Water scheme. As

a farmer in this area for 43 years

farming sheep and cropping we

rely on our water race system for

stock water as I am a dry land

farmer.

Also, this network provides

water very necessary for

firefighting and provides access

to water for numerous types of

wildlife and fish. The system

provides our stock with water

24/7 and we pay for this service

gratefully. As far as CPW, it

has no hydrants on its scheme

and has said it is for irrigation

purposes only. I have contacted

the district council in the past

about issues arising from some

CPW shareholders wanting to

get rid of water races and said

no way will my stock water be

stopped unless replaced by a

better one (not at my expense).

A part from the fact it is essential

for dry land farming, it provides

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If these races did not exist

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where flooding occurs we would

be in trouble without the water

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NATURE: Sam Rowland, 29, may have stepped down from

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Sam Rowland, 29, has stepped down as chairwoman of the Lincoln

Envirotown Trust. She spoke to Georgia O’Connor-Harding

Why did you decide to resign

as chairwoman?

I have decided to still stay on as

trustee as part of the committee

itself. I have been doing the chair

role probably for two-and-a-half

years. I just feel like that is a really

good amount of time to lead an

organisation. You kind of get to

look at the stuff you can change

and you have time to be able to

implement your own stamp on

things and build long lasting

connections. I just felt like it was

my time to step down and give

someone else a go.

The environment is obviously

a big passion of yours?

My No 1 passion is connecting

people into the environment,

especially nature. Getting them

out there and involved. It is great

for well-being, as well as for our

natural heritage.

When did you first get

involved with the trust and why

did you decide to join?

I have been involved with the

trust since it started, so back in

2007. I was a student at Lincoln

High School and I was heavily

involved in the environment

community there. I was leading

the environmental group and Dr

Sue Jarvis started the trust. She

was a teacher at Lincoln High

School at the time. I went along

representing the Lincoln High

School side of things at the trust

and then I ended up at Lincoln

University studying science

ecology. I was intermittent at

meetings and, when I finished

university, I became a trustee

then a secretary. When Sue said

she was going to step down as

chair I thought ‘why not take that

on for a bit’.

Do you find people in Lincoln

are supportive of the concept of

being an envirotown?

I think people are really

interested in it. Our numbers

at our events, both in Lincoln

and within Selwyn, have grown.

Although we are called Lincoln

Envirotown Trust our objectives

and aims are to reach over the

whole Selwyn district so we

are pushing a lot of our events

out further into Selwyn. As far

as we have got so far is out to

Springfield. Our events every

year are increasing in numbers.

Our Facebook followers; we

are struggling to keep up with

the demand to be honest. Some

employees are paid so we can do

quite a lot. We have a massive

volunteer base and support from

businesses, the district council

and funders.

Tell me about some of the

initiatives you have lined up.

We have an awesome event

coming up next year that is going

to be more around the cultural

sustainability sphere. Obviously

last year we had the BioBlitz. That

was a big event we had running

out of Lincoln where thousands

of people came and worked

with scientists out in the Liffey

Domain counting species. Next

year we have got all our usual

things we are doing. We are going

to have KidsFest and Keep New

Zealand Beautiful Week. We are

still doing our battery recycling,

our Selwyn Timebank. We have

got the community garden where

we have events. Everything from

compost to bees. We have native

plantings at Mahoe Reserve. Our

brand new website will be live by

next year. We are hoping before

Christmas it can work on people’s

smart phones. We will have an

open forum where people can

ask questions about what is in

their garden or if they are having

trouble with their compost.

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You are quite interested in

gardening?

I do quite like gardening. We

have a lot of beehives at home.

I am interested in veggie gardens

and obviously natives and

connections between plants and

wildlife and what plants bring

birds and insects in.

What environmental issues

are you most passionate about?

My biggest one is people’s

loss of connection to nature.

Not even technology – you can

use technology to empower

people’s connection to nature

as well. It is just more back in

the day, people spent more

time outside. I feel like teaching

younger generations about how

the world around us makes

people more engaged. It helps

your well-being, gives you better

coping mechanisms, lowers your

cortisol levels. There is all this

research coming out now to do

with it. That was why, when I

was chair, the team pushed doing

the BioBlitz and KidsFest themes

on the forest floor and water. We

were all quite keen on that.

What are some of your

favourite achievements as

chairwoman?

Probably one of my favourite

things being chair was I got to

work with so many wonderful

people. It’s so fun when you can

get in a room with those people

and chuck around ideas of what

we want to do for the future and

have a wine – we quite like our

wine.

Do you have a favourite wine?

I quite like Peter Yealands

Wines – pinot noir. They sponsor

us with wine and send us so

many bottles. I am always happy

when it is a wine event.

Where did you and your

partner meet?

We met through music at bar

Double Happy. It is not there

anymore. James works in the

agriculture sector but he is also

a DJ. We have been together a

long time. I quite enjoy music

as well, he is a keen gardener, he

is probably better at vegetable

gardening than I am. He is the

one massively into beehives. We

have got 25 staggered around on

different properties. We have got

a wee puppy Bailey and he freaks

out every time he hears the buzz.

Do you play an instrument?

Not me, I just used to like

going out. I don’t do it as much

these days. My favourite music

is New Zealand dubstep, soul

and reggae. New Zealand artists

are where my love for music

stemmed from with countless

gigs when I was younger. I really

like Ladi6. My partner is a DJ

and I worked in the club where

he had his speakers. It was pretty

much like pouring lemonade in

the early hours of the morning

for him while he was waiting for

the gigs to finish to get his speakers

and I was waiting to finish

work. That is our wee love story.

Tell me about your job at the

Department of Conservation?

I am a technical adviser. I

work on biodiversity

monitoring. It can be

challenging at

times which is

good. My role is

varied. Basically,

I deal with a

lot of plants –

they are pressed

plants and a lot

of different plants

that come in from

all over the country. I

spend a lot of time out

at Lincoln and Landcare

Research dropping various

things off to them and working

with their scientists.

Did you have an interest in

the environment growing up?

I think it came from my

grandma and grandad. My grandad

used to own a plant nursery

out in West Melton, so I used

to spend a lot of time out there

with him. My grandma is very

much into picking up rubbish

and calls the district council all

the time. My immediate family

isn’t into it. I have naturally

always had a passion for biology,

living things interest me. I knew

since I was nine, I would be

doing something to do with the

environment.

Have you had a chance to

travel overseas?

We have done a bit of

Local

News

Now

promises to stay true to her green roots

UNIQUE

CREATURES:

Sam Rowland

holding a

long-tailed bat

(pekapeka).

She was

monitoring the

bat population

as part of her

work for the

Department of

Conservation.

Fire rages, homes at risk

travelling

overseas. Last year we were

in Morocco, Croatia and

Amsterdam. We have done

Vietnam, South East Asia. We

are doing Bali next year. I have

always wanted to go to the

Amazon.

I haven’t been there yet but

I am still going to say it is my

favourite place. I want to go to

the jungle. I have wanted to do

that since I was nine.

Is there anything you want

to add about caring for the

environment?

I think the main message is to

get out into your environment

and connect with nature.

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SPORTS

OUT OF THE CREASE: Weedons’ Devon Nightingale runs Brendon Wellington out at Weedons

Domain on Saturday.​

Weedons just staying in

touch on leader board

• By Andrew King

WEEDONS’ PREMIER cricket

team have dropped to fourth on

the table after a 14-run loss to

Sefton on Saturday.

Set 213 to win in the country

premier one-day competition,

Weedons looked in control for

most of the game, but lost wickets

at crucial times to be all out for

199 in 41.1 overs.

It was the return of Nigel

Granger from injury that swung

the game in Sefton’s favour as he

hit an unbeaten 65 and put on a

100-run partnership with Ollie

Bragg.

Sefton president Chris Rowe

called it a “match-winning

performance” after Granger came

back from an achilles injury.

“He had been out since the first

round but he has come back with

a really strong performance,” he

said.

The competition now moves

into the second round before

splitting into a top-four, bottomfour

competition, meaning

WELL HELD: Sandeep Singh holds onto a catch.

Weedons can’t afford to drop any

more games to keep in touch

with the top four.

Country premier one-day table:

Leeston-Southbridge, 1, 39pts;

Cheviot, 2, 27pts; Sefton, 3, 27pts;

Weedons, 4, 21pts; Lincoln, 5,

15pts; Southbrook, 6, 15pts;

South Malvern, 7, 15pts; Oxford,

8, 9pts.

SAVING RUNS: Gareth Painter shows commitment in the field.

FAST PACE: Jono Green charges in.

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CHAMPIONS: Darfield’s Leah Zydenbos (left) helped the

New Zealand mounted games under-17 team win a world

championship in Auckland. ​

Darfield rider

part of world

champion team

DARFIELD’S LEAH Zydenbos

helped the New Zealand

mounted games under-17 team

win a world championship in

Auckland at the weekend.

The year 11 Rangi Ruru Girls’

student was up against some of

the world’s leading equestrians

at the event named Equitana.

Teams from Australia, Ireland,

and England held the next

top spots in the competition.

Rangi Ruru director of

equestrian Pippa Young said it

was a tough ride for the team

with Leah, riding her borrowed

mount Cheeky.

“It was very tense in the final

particularly, with two eliminations

and a tie-breaker in the

very last game of the competition,”

she said.

“The New Zealand under-17

team has been amazing over

these few days. Leah and her

teammates worked so hard to

triumph over the riders from

all the other countries, with

Australia, Ireland and England

being particularly strong.”

Ms Young said Leah really

excelled at the event.

“She has been outstanding; an

exceptional team member.

“Her parents Sue and Rick,

and brother Luke – all mounted

games competitors themselves –

are understandably very proud

of their daughter too.”

GREAT EFFORT: Leah

Zydenbos on her borrowed

mount Cheeky.

Leah was a key part of the

school’s success at the South

Island Schools’ Mounted Games

held at the Ellesmere Showgrounds

in late April this year.

She and Lily Buckley won

the South Island interschools

competition.

Leah has also excelled in a

number of other competitions,

throughout New Zealand.

She was recognised for this as

a finalist in the Zonta individual

sporting awards this year.

Huge turnout at motor fest

• By Georgia O’Connor-

Harding

MORE THAN 400 cars

and trucks drove into

Rolleston last week for

the district’s first motor

festival.

About 800 people attended

the first outdoor

car truck, motor-cycle and

farm machinery show on

Sunday.

District councillor and

organising committee

member Craig Watson said

it was a huge event.

“It was massive. It was

far bigger than we could

have ever expected which

is really positive and the

feedback has been amazing,”

he said.

Funds raised from the

day have gone into supporting

St John Ambulance

Rolleston.

Cr Watson said while the

committee did not yet have

a figure for how much was

fundraised it is estimated to be

between $20,000 to $30,000.

“A lot of people don’t know

about St John having to fundraise

locally to survive - it was

good for them to tell their story,”

he said.

Cr Watson said the committee

will now work out whether another

event can be organised for

next year and what is involved.

Perfect conditions for Courtenay show

Fine weather greeted all those who

went along to the Courtenay A&P Show

on Saturday. The event offered a countrystyled

day out featuring horses, sheep,

cattle, goats, poultry, sheep dog trials,

Highland bands and steam tractors. There

was also a varied selection of trade stalls,

food, liquid refreshments, entertainment

and fairground rides.

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Even more events this

Summer in Selwyn

An extra month’s worth of events have been packed into the 2017/18 annual Summer in Selwyn

programme, kicking off at the start of December.

Over 70 Council and community events are planned in Selwyn as part of the Council’s Summer in

Selwyn event programme, which will run through to April 2018.

Selwyn residents will now have received the Summer in Selwyn guide booklet in the mail. These

can also be picked up from any Selwyn District Library or Council Service Centre.

Senior Events and Recreation Advisor Dave Tippett says there is something for everyone to enjoy

this summer in Selwyn.

“Summer events are fun for the whole family and help make Selwyn a great place to live by

connecting people to their community. We are proud to present even more events than in previous

years, with a great range of community-organised events on offer as well, including Christmas

parades, community markets, fêtes and picnics, and fitness-related events,” he says.

Council events include two drive-in movies at Rolleston and Darfield, and two outdoor movies at

Lincoln and Leeston as part of the Spectrum Lighting and Sound Outdoor Family Movies.

The Faringdon Summer Pool Parties will include a special Christmas Pool Party at the Selwyn

Aquatic Centre, as well as Darfield and Southbridge community pools.

The New World Rolleston Picnic in the Parks and The Faringdon Summer Skate Jams are coming

to eight locations around the district. The New World Rolleston Teddy Bears’ Picnic will return to

Rolleston Community Centre and Rolleston Reserve.

Other entertainment includes live music at local parks with the Faringdon Music on the Green.

Residents can bring a picnic and relax while listening to an outstanding line-up of our local

talented musicians at Rolleston, Leeston, Darfield and Lincoln. A number of Selwyn District

Libraries events are also taking place over summer.

For a complete list of Summer in Selwyn events, visit facebook.com/summerinselwyn or

www.selwyn.govt.nz/events.

ON THE

ROADS

On the roads this week

Reseals will be carried out on Coleridge Road, Leeston Dunsandel Road and

Sharlands Road. Shoulder works will be occurring on Dalethorpe Road. Ford repairs

will be carried out Homebush Road. Scour repairs will be occurring on Malvern Hills

Road. A reconstruction is occurring on Hororata Road between Downs Road and

Aitkens Road. Traffic controls will be operating.

Stabilised seal repairs are occurring on Zig Zag Road and Leaches Road. Please

stop on request at these sites.

Footpath repairs will be occurring on Cathcart Crescent and Petticoat Lane. These footpaths will be closed.

Kerb and channel works, footpath and kea crossing construction will be occurring on Weedons Ross

Road in West Melton. Traffic delays and minor detours may be in place during the construction period.

Access to the local shopping centre, pre-school and primary school will be available at all times. These

works are expected to last until early December.

A culvert installation is occurring at the intersection of Edward Street, Lincoln Tai Tapu Road, Ellesmere

Road and Hudsons Road as a land drainage project.

RATES REMINDER

By now ratepayers should have received their rates invoice for the second quarter of the 2017/18

rating year.

This invoice covers the period from 1 October–31 December 2017, and is due for payment by

Friday 1 December 2017. After this date a penalty will be applied.

If you have not yet received your invoice, or you would like to have your invoice emailed to you in the

future, please contact our Rates Department on 347 2776 to discuss, or email us at rates@selwyn.govt.nz.

If you would like to pay your rates by direct debit you can do this online at www.selwyn.govt.nz/rates.

What was that Civil Defence alarm?

Over the weekend you may have received a test alert on your mobile

phone from the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management.

Emergency Mobile Alerts are emergency messages sent by

authorised emergency agencies to mobile phones enabled to

receive alerts. The system uses cell broadcast technology to send

messages to enabled phones, so alerts can be targeted to specific

geographic locations.

People don’t need to sign up to receive alerts, or download an app,

alerts will be sent to every enabled phone in the area during the

broadcast period.

It is expected around one third of phones will initially be able to

receive the alerts. This number is expected to rise substantially over

time as people replace their phones with newer models.

The Emergency Mobile Alert is about keeping you safe, so you

won’t be able to opt-out of receiving them.

These alerts will run alongside traditional channels used to inform

people during emergencies.

The Emergency Mobile Alert will appear automatically on your

phone’s screen with a unique and penetrating warning sound.

To find out if your phone is capable of receiving alerts go to

civildefence.govt.nz.

Summer Reading BINGO

Want to be rewarded for your summer reading? Play Summer

Reading BINGO, fill in the bingo card with the title and author of your

summer reading and be in to win some great prizes at exciting prize

night events, including books, vouchers, book packs, an iPad and

more. A children’s bingo card is available for children 12 years and

under, as well as a separate one for adults and young adults.

For every BINGO line completed, bring your card to any Selwyn

District Library and receive a free Hot Pick/DVD voucher. The BINGO

cards can be picked up from Friday 1 December from any Selwyn

District Library or downloaded from selwynlibraries.co.nz.

Adults’ prize nights:

· Darfield Library, Tuesday 30 January, 6–7pm

· Leeston Library, Wednesday 31 January, 6–7pm

· Lincoln Library, Thursday 1 February, 6–7pm

· Rolleston Library, Thursday 1 February, 6–7pm

Children’s prize nights:

· Each library, Saturday 27 January, from 2pm

Community pools open for

summer

Darfield, Sheffield and Southbridge Community Pools are now open

for summer. Currently these pools are open from 3.30–7pm but will

be open from 1–7pm over the summer school holidays.

This summer, season passes to Sheffield pool are available for $70.

These are available from committee member Rachel Benny, phone

027 613 4716. Casual swims are $2 at Sheffield pool, payable to the

lifeguard staff upon entry.

Information on admission prices and activities at Darfield and

Southbridge is available at these pools.

Future library and community

centre

Did you see us at the Selwyn MotorFest in the weekend?

We are out and about consulting on the new Rolleston Library and

Community Centre. We want to hear from you about what you want

to see in the new facility.

Go to www.selwyn.govt.nz/myfuturelibrary or catch us at the

Rolleston Community Centre Kids’ Market on Sunday 3 December to

have your say.

Council Call

Selwyn District Council

Norman Kirk Drive, Rolleston

Ph 347 2800 or 318 8338

Rolleston Library

Rolleston Drive, Rolleston

Ph 347 2880

Darfield Library & Service Centre

1 South Terrace, Darfield

Ph 318 8338 or 347 2780

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Notices

MOBILE LIBRARY TIMETABLE

Wednesday 29 November

Rakaia Huts 9.10–9.30am

Southbridge Playcentre

10–10.30am

Southbridge School

10.45am–12pm

Thursday 30 November

St John of God, Rolleston

1–1.30pm

Ladbrooks School 2–2.30pm

Prebbleton Tavern 3.30–5.30pm

Monday 4 December

Upper Selwyn Huts 10–10.45am

Lincoln Uni. Learning Centre

11–11.30am

Prebbleton Child Care

1.15–1.45pm

Rolleston Christian School

2–3.30pm

Tuesday 5 December

Burnham Kindy 9.40–10.10am

Burnham Preschool

10.15–10.45am

Dunsandel School

11.20am–12.10pm

Dunsandel Childcare

12.20–12.40pm

Paradise for Little Angels

1.30–2pm

TEMPORARY ROAD

CLOSURES

Leeston & Lincoln Christmas

Parades

High Street, Leeston (from

Messines Street to Leeston and

Meetings

Public Forums: Council,

Community Board and local

committee meetings are open

to the public. Time is available at

the start of meetings for people

to speak on matters of concern.

Please notify Bernadette Ryan

or your local committee at least

three days before the meeting.

Township, Hall and Reserve

Committees: To list or make

changes to meeting details, email

meeting.changes@selwyn.govt.

nz or phone 347 2800 or 318

8338 by 9am Wednesday the

week before publication.

COUNCIL & COMMUNITY

BOARD

Unless otherwise stated all of

these meetings will be held at the

Rolleston Council Building.

Property Committee

Mon 4 Dec 3pm

Selwyn Waihora Zone Committee

Tue 5 Dec 2pm

District Plan Review Committee

Wed 6 Dec 9am

Audit & Risk Subcommittee

Wed 6 Dec 3pm

Citizenship Ceremony

Wed 6 Dec 6.30pm

Council Water Race

Subcommittee

Mon 11 Dec 1.30pm

Council Meeting

Wed 13 Dec 1pm

LOCAL COMMITTEES &

ASSOCIATIONS

Broadfield District Community

Centre Committee

Tue 5 Dec 7.30pm, Broadfield

District Community Centre

Castle Hill Community Association

Thur 30 Nov 5.30pm via Skype

Coalgate Township Committee

Tue 28 Nov 7.30pm

Coalgate Fire Station

Lake Road) will be temporarily

closed between 5–10.30pm

on Friday 1 December. Gerald

Street, Lincoln (from James

Street to West Belt) will be

temporarily closed between

8am–1pm on Saturday 9

December 2017 (postponement

10 December).

During the road closures, traffic

will be requested to detour along

the nearest alternative route.

Any queries can be directed to

Joanne Harkerss 347 2800.

ALCOHOL NOTICE

An application for an on license

has been received from G&T

Catering and Events Limited.

Objections are open until 12

December. For more information

please visit www.selwyn.govt.

nz/alcoholnotices.

VACANCIES

Positions – Lincoln Envirotown

Lincoln Envirotown Trust is

a Selwyn-wide organisation

that promotes sustainable

communities throughout

the district. We are seeking

expressions of interest for a new

Chair and additional Trustees to

join Lincoln Envirotown Trust. If

you have an interest in building

community and are passionate

about promoting sustainable

living in the Selwyn district

Darfield Recreation &

Community Centre Committee

Mon 4 Dec 7.30pm

Darfield Recreation Centre

Doyleston Community Committee

Wed 6 Dec 7.30pm

Osborne Park Pavilion

Ellesmere Reserve Board AGM

Tue 19 Dec 7.30pm

Leeston Community Room

Greendale Recreation

Reserve Committee

Tue 5 Dec 8pm

Greendale Pavilion

Hororata Citizens Committee

Tue 28 Nov 7.30pm, Hororata Hall

Hororata Reserve

Management Committee

Wed 6 Dec 7.30pm, Hororata Hall

Kirwee Recreation Reserve

Management Committee

Mon 11 Dec 7.30pm, Kirwee

Reserve Sports Pavilion

Ladbrooks Community

Hall Committee

Fri 8 Dec 7.45pm, Ladbrooks Hall

Leeston Community Committee

Mon 4 Dec 7.30pm, Leeston

Library Community Room

Little Rakaia Huts

Community Committee

Mon 11 Dec 7.30pm, Little

Rakaia Huts Community Centre

Prebbleton Community

Cottage Committee

Tue 12 Dec 7.30pm

Prebbleton Community Cottage

Prebbleton Public Hall Society

Mon 11 Dec 7.30pm

Prebbleton Hall Supper Room

Rolleston Community Centre

Management Committee

Thur 7 Dec 7pm

Rolleston Community Centre

Sister Cities Committee

Thur 7 Dec 5.30pm

Rolleston Headquarters Building

contact Dave Fitzjohn, Project

Manager at projectmanagerlet@

gmail.com or call 03 423 0445.

Honorary Treasurer – Rolleston

A space is available for a

community minded person

required for the important

position of honorary treasurer

for the Rolleston Resident’s

Association and fireworks

committee. An appointment

now will ensure that full training

will be provided by the retiring

incumbent. Contact in the first

instance, Jens Christensen on

027 433 4179 or 347 1600 or

email kajens70@gmail.com.

DOG MICROCHIPPING

CLINIC

Free dog microchipping will take

place on Friday 8 December at

· Darfield: 9–9.30am

· Rolleston: 10.15–10.45am

· Lincoln: 11.30am–12pm

· Leeston: 12.45–1.15pm

Please note:

· Clinics last for only 30 minutes

· The Rolleston venue is Norman

Kirk Drive (off Rolleston Drive),

other locations are outside

libraries

· Microchipping won’t occur if

wet. If you have any questions

regarding microchipping, please

contact Tracey on 347 2800 or

318 8338.

Meeting at 5.30pm, briefing at

7pm to discuss Sister City trips

to China, Japan and Indonesia in

2018. Selwyn district has Sister

Cities cultural and friendship

relationships and exchange visits

with our Sister Cities in Japan;

China; Coventry in Rhode Island,

USA; and Toraja, Indonesia. All

welcome. RSVP to Bernadette

Ryan 347 2830 or bernadette.

ryan@selwyn.govt.nz.

Sheffield Recreation Reserve

Committee – AGM

Sat 2 Dec 9am

Sheffield Reserve Pavilion

Sheffield/Waddington

Community Committee

Thur 14 Dec 7.30pm, Sheffield Hall

Springfield Township Committee

Tue 5 Dec 7.30pm, Tawera Hall

Springston Reserve Committee

Wed 13 Dec 7.30pm

Errol Tweedy Pavilion

Tai Tapu Community Association

Wed 6 Dec 7.30pm

Tai Tapu Library

Waihora Park Reserve Committee

Tue 5 Dec 7.30pm

Waihora Bowling Club

Weedons Reserve Committee

Mon 11 Dec 7.30pm

Weedons Reserve Pavilion

Weedons Residents

Association Committee

Tue 12 Dec 7.30pm

Weedons Domain

West Melton Community

Centre Committee

Tue 28 Nov 7.30pm

West Melton Community Centre

West Melton Residents

Committee

Wed 13 Dec 7.30pm

West Melton Hall

Whitecliffs Township &

Domain Committee

Mon 11 Dec 7.30pm

Glentunnel Hall

Selwyn Events

WEDNESDAY

29

NOVEMBER

WED-FRI

29–8

NOV–DEC

FRIDAY

1

DECEMBER

SUNDAY

3

DECEMBER

SATURDAY

9

DECEMBER

SUNDAY

10

DECEMBER

SUNDAY

10

DECEMBER

Work and Income NZ

Superannuation clinic

Darfield Library 10am–2pm

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. By appointment only,

to book phone 03 961 9170.

eCollections drop–in –

Lynda.com

Wed 29 Nov Leeston Library

11am–12pm, Fri 1 Dec Rolleston

Library 1.30–2.30pm, Wed 6 Dec

Darfield Library 1–2pm, Fri 8 Dec

Lincoln Library 2–3pm

Come along to our drop-in session to

learn how to make the most of

Lynda.com – video courses on business,

creative and technology skills, designed

and taught by recognised industry

experts. Visit selwynlibraries.co.nz for

more information.

Leeston Santa Parade

5.30pm (6.30pm parade begins)

Come along to the parade for all

things Christmas, including stalls,

food, music and community carols.

This year with ‘Wheels and Paws’ you

can dress your dog up or decorate

bikes, scooters or anything.

Rolleston Kids’ Market

Rolleston Community Centre,

10am–12pm

A huge variety of pre-loved treasures will

be on offer to purchase, including toys,

sports gear, books, and hand-crafted

masterpieces. Stalls still available. To

book contact Martine on 347 2882.

Lincoln Christmas Parade

Market starts at 9am and parade

starts at 10.30am

Enjoy a wide range of entertainment

including bands, Santa’s Grotto,

Lincoln’s Got Talent competition, clowns

and a ‘dress up your bike’ competition,

along with a Christmas market.

Dairy Farm Open Day

Lincoln University Dairy Farm,

1504 Shands Road, 12–4pm

Visit the Lincoln University Dairy

Farm Open Day to find out exactly

how grass becomes milk, milk gets

to the supermarket, and all the bits in

between. Bring your gumboots and

questions. For more information go to

www.siddc.org.nz/events/farm-openday-2017.

Christmas Picnic in the Park

Westview Park, Darfield, 3pm

Welcome in the festive season

with a community picnic in the

park. Something for everyone with

entertainment from Shad Rutherford,

Pedalmania, games, races, tug ‘o’ war,

carols and a visit from Santa Claus.

For information on listing a community event visit

www.selwyn.govt.nz/councilcall

Leeston Library & Service Centre

19 Messines Street, Leeston

Ph 347 2871

Lincoln Library & Service Centre

Gerald Street, Lincoln

Ph 347 2876

(03) 347 2800

Darfield call free 318 8338

www.selwyn.govt.nz

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SUMMER

in

SELWYN

YOUR GUIDE TO UPCOMING SUMMER EVENTS IN SELWYN

In December

Check out the Summer in Selwyn

events for December!

Haven’t received your Summer in Selwyn guide

in the post? Collect a copy from Council offices,

Selwyn District Libraries, Lincoln Event Centre

or the Rolleston Community Centre.

Cantastic Tree

Monday 20 November–Monday 18 December,

all Selwyn District Libraries

Donate a can, build a tree and help those in need. Bring

your donation to your local Selwyn District Library and

place it on the Cantastic Christmas Tree. Donations will

be given to Ellesmere Food Bank Trust.

Selwyn Summer Reading BINGO

Friday 1 December–Friday 26 January,

all Selwyn Libraries

Collect BINGO cards for both children and adults from

your local library. Read a book to match a square.

Hand in your completed card to your local library by

5pm Friday 26 January to win prizes. More information

at www.selwynlibraries.co.nz.

SUMMER SELWYN

YOUR GUIDE TO SUMMER EVENTS IN SELWYN 2017 /18

growing strong

communities

together

in

Lincoln Christmas Parade

and Market

Saturday 9 December (postponement date 10

December), Gerald Street, 9am

Enjoy a wide range of entertainment including bands,

Santa’s Grotto, Lincoln’s Got Talent competition, clowns

and a ‘dress up your bike’ competition, along with a

Christmas market.

Christmas Picnic in the Park –

Darfield

Sunday 10 December, Westview Park, 3pm

Welcome in the festive season with a community picnic in

the park. Something for everyone with entertainment from

Shad Rutherford, Pedalmania, games, races, tug ‘o’ war,

carols and a visit from Santa Claus.

Spectrum Lighting and Sound Outdoor Movie: Lincoln

‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’ (2000), PG

Sunday 17 December, The Lincoln Green, 7–9pm

Grab your nearest and dearest for a classic Dr Seuss movie outdoors! Bring a seat, bean

bag or blanket and chill out in front of our huge outdoor screen.

Leeston Santa Parade

Friday 1 December, Leeston, 5.30pm

Come along to the parade for all things Christmas, including

stalls, food, music and community carols. This year with

‘Wheels and Paws’ you can dress your dog up or decorate

bikes, scooters or anything wheeled and join the parade!

Rolleston Kids’ Market

Sunday 3 December, Rolleston Community Centre,

10am–12pm

A huge variety of pre-loved treasures will be on offer

to purchase, including toys, sports gear, books, and

hand-crafted masterpieces.

Christmas Storytimes

Wednesday 6 December – Leeston Library, 6–7pm

Tuesday 12 December – Darfield Library, 6–7pm

Thursday 14 December – Lincoln Library, 6–7pm

Monday 18 December – Rolleston Library, 6–7pm

Join us for a special Christmas Storytime! Sessions are

aimed at 2–7 year olds but all are welcome. Celebrate

Christmas with an evening of stories, songs and lots of

fun! Book online at www.selwynlibraries.co.nz.

Faringdon Christmas Pool Party

Wednesday 20 December, Selwyn Aquatic

Centre, 2–4pm

Come and make a splash with an afternoon of games,

prizes, music and inflatables.

More Events!

For a complete list of the 70 Summer in Selwyn events

taking place between December and April, visit Facebook

and the Council website. Follow us on Facebook for up-todate

event information.

www.facebook.com/summerinselwyn

www.selwyn.govt.nz/events

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communities

together


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he Topp Twins who will bring their classic brand of Kiwi humour to the stage.

PHOTOS: WORLD BUSKERS FESTIVAL

uskers take to streets for 25th year

By Bridget Rutherford

OMEDIANS, daredevils,

ancers, singers and acrobats

ill hit the streets in January to

elebrate the 25th anniversary of

he World Buskers Festival.

Fifty-five performers

epresenting 14 countries will

escend on the city for the

nnual 10-day festival from

anuary 18-28.

Festival producer Tim Bain

aid its programme was about

reating a line-up which

eflected the past, while at the

ame time looked forward to the

uture.

“It’s daring, bold, cheeky,

ilarious and world class,” he

aid.

To celebrate 25 years, there

ill be five headline shows.

After making it through to the

merica’s Got Talent final last

ear, The Boy with Tape on His

ace (right) is coming home to

remier his new ideas.

Urzila Carlson will perform

er new show Unacceptable

and the Topp Twins will

entertain the crowds

with their classic Kiwi

humour.

A Night at the

Musicals, featuring Le

Gateau Chocolat, will bring

musical entertainment, as

will Crossdresser for Christ,

featuring Ginger Minj from

RuPaul’s Drag Race.

New features will

include a Buskers

Bar and Night

Food Market at

the Arts Centre

every night, a

Cabaret Club at

the Great Hall,

and the Laugh

Lounge at Sixty6

on Peterborough.

Buskers will

also perform at

the Friday Night

Food Market in

Cathedral Square

and in City Mall at

lunchtimes outside

The Crossing.

Festival

director Melissa

Haberfield

encouraged

people to

embrace the

festival and

celebrate its 25th

birthday. “For 10

days and 11

nights,

our

•The full line-up, dates and

ticket sales can be found at

www.worldbuskersfestival.

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city becomes a playground

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fun, as street artists and night

show performers entertain

hundreds of thousands of locals

and visitors in a festival like no

other.”

There will be 13 performance

sites, inside and outdoors,

including the Arts Centre,

Christ’s College and

Christchurch Art Gallery

among others.

More than 200 free day

performances will take place

around the city.

The festival will conclude with

the Buskers Best Bits show at the

Isaac Theatre Royal on January

28.

The 24th World Buskers

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Ellesmere College

Newsletter 2017

Principal’s Message

As I look back over the past

year I have every reason to

be proud of our school and in

particular of our students. The

talent, commitment, caring and

achievement of our students

makes Ellesmere College a

great place in which to learn and

teach.

At Ellesmere College we care about the whole person,

academically, socially, culturally and with regard to

personal wellbeing. We aim to prepare our students

for the world beyond high school. I have been thrilled

to observe how the vast majority of our students have

consistently demonstrated the College ‘RISE’ values of

Respect, Integrity, Success and Empathy.

During this year it has been a real privilege to see our

student leaders at work: Head Students Jess Dunlop,

Freddie Gash, Ella McClure and Jack Dudley; our

Whanau Prefects, Special Action Group Prefects,

School Council members as well as many others who

positively influence others. Student initiatives such as

the inaugural College Fair were a great success.

The core business of schools is learning and often

schools are judged by their level of academic success.

In this respect we can hold our heads high. Our Level

2 students last year had the highest pass rate (97.1%)

for any Decile 8 state school in New Zealand, and the

5th highest overall. At all three NCEA levels we were

significantly above the national average. Over the

last three years the most dramatic improvement has

been at Level 3 with a 26% improvement by female

students and 32% improvement by male students.

These improving NCEA results have been reflected in

a significant increase in NCEA subject endorsements

over this time.

There have been many exciting student opportunities

this year, both in and outside the classroom. These

have included the cultural trip to Rarotonga, the World

Challenge trip to Nepal, the forthcoming Basketball

trip to the United States as well as music, including

hosting the Country Schools’ Music Festival. The

school has held a junior drama production of ‘Into the

Woods’, the special 40 Hour Famine event ‘A Night

in Syria’, speech competitions, numerous sporting

events, camps, skiing and sailing trips. The college has

also hosted school visits from Japan and Australia and,

for next year, school trips are being organised to visit

the Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, sister schools

in Japan and a World Challenge Trip to Myanmar.

There is much to celebrate and enjoy at Ellesmere

College.

Gavin Kidd

Ellesmere College Website

See www.ellesmere.school.nz for up-to-date

information about Ellesmere College

Ellesmere

College App

For alerts, attendance,

school notices,

calendar and much

more, download our

school App. Go to your

App Store and search

for “Ellesmere College”.

Ellesmere College Sporting and Cultural Awards Ceremony

Ellesmere College celebrated the success of its many talented students at the annual Sporting and Cultural Awards

Ceremony in late September. Hosted by Cultural Prefects, Jak Mitchell and Georgia Hague, the evening began with

an amazing performance by the Kapa Haka group and featured guest speaker Mark Walton, a musician with an

international reputation.

The top awards presented were:

Blues for Rugby: Bailey Clark and Brad Nairn

Bars to Blue Rugby: Skye Taylor and Pip Prendergast

Clausen’s Fairplay Trophy: Emily Andrew

Atkins’ All Round Sportsperson: Sean Lemon and

Paris Nurse

Cultural Blue: Megan Dunlop

Faass Cup for Drama: Jak Mitchell

Dawson Cup for Senior Oral Performance:

Fylgia Romero

Maori Performing Arts: Reiana Pikari, Waimaria Brown, Kaydence Reihana, Mikayla Lemon, Emily Goodwin, Sam Righton

and Keaton Ingham.

“Into the Woods” – our Junior

School Production

Steampunk melded with popup storybooks in the

Ellesmere College adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s

and James Lapine’s cockeyed fairy tale which was

performed in late November. Into the Woods, featured

all of your favourite characters: Cinderella, Little Red

Riding Hood, Jack (long with his beanstalk) and the

Witch in this lyrically rich retelling of classic Brothers

Grimm fables. But the tale was very twisted as were

the puppets, pop-up sets, and top hats that featured

in Ellesmere’s colourful, creative pantomime. Rapunzel

sat in a giant clock tower, Jack’s Beanstalk was made

of umbrellas, and the Princes had a great Nerf gun

battle.

Into the Woods played to enthusiastic audiences. The

show was produced and directed by Drama teacher,

Mrs Christine Cheesman, who was supported by

Emma Dunlop from Leeston’s Rhythm and Dance

studio.

Brie Arnold as

Cinderella

The cast and crew

Olivia Sheen as

the Witch

Jessica Dalton as

the Baker’s Wife

Ellesmere College 2018 Head Students

Head Students:

Fylgia Romero

Fylgia has been involved in the leadership of many

school activities such as the student council, the student

wellbeing team, World Vision, music and public speaking.

Outside of school she is very active in the Catholic Youth

Group [Youth for Christ]. Born in the Philippines, Fylgia

loves Ellesmere College. She is a gifted leader with

exceptional public speaking skills.

Iain Wright

Iain has an outstanding academic record including NCEA

Excellence endorsements. He comes to this role with

leadership experience that has been developed in his

Church’s children’s programme and as a leader on school

camps. A keen sportsman, Iain has represented Ellesmere

College at Canterbury, South Island and National levels in

cross-country and athletics and plays basketball, tennis

and indoor football.

Deputy Head Students:

Matt Riches

Matt enjoys public speaking and has had success in

speech competitions since Year 4. Through Ellesmere

College’s Enhancing Excellence programme he created a

booklet to help the transition of Year 7 students into the

College and in 2018 he wants to help make this transition

as easy as possible. Matt coaches a basketball team and

received an Academic Blue for Level 1 NCEA.

Pip Prendergast

Pip is a very capable student with a keen interest in sport.

Her sports include girls’ rugby, cricket and swimming and

she wants to encourage other girls to become involved in

sport especially

girls’ rugby.

As a Forward

Foundation

Sport

Ambassador

her influence

goes far

beyond

Ellesmere

College.

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Ellesmere College

Newsletter 2017

2017 Ellesmere College Dux and

Proxime Accessit to Dux

Jessica Dunlop - Ellesmere College 2017 Dux

Jessica was Head Girl in 2017 and has a wide

range of interests in music and sport including

piano [Grade 8 with distinction] and captain of the

Ellesmere Netball Club’s A team. Jessica has an

amazing academic record including NCEA Excellence

endorsements. At the Prize Giving she was awarded

the Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship to a value of

$15,000 and the Otago University Dux Scholarship

for 2017 to a value of up to $6000. In 2018 Jessica

plans to do Health Sciences at Otago University with

the aim of studying medicine.

Elsie Wadie - Ellesmere College Proxime Accessit

Elsie has an excellent academic record including

NCEA Excellence endorsements. She is a trained

lifeguard and loves sport. While Basketball is her main

sport she is also a Level 2 Netball umpire. In 2018

Elsie plans to go Canterbury University and study

Chemical Process Engineering.

Ellesmere World Challenge trip to Nepal

Ellesmere College has been working with World Challenge

for several years and has sent groups of students to

Vietnam and Cambodia [summer of 2014/2015], Nepal

[summer of 2016/2017] and is planning a trip to Myanmar

in 2018/2019.

The Nepal trip involved eight Ellesmere College students

together with teacher, Mr Dayle Stoliker, and World

Challenge leader, Megan Butler. They spent 28 days in

Nepal, trekking, helping in a school, enjoying white water

rafting on the Trisuli River and viewing rare animals in the

Chitwan National Park. While gaining extremely valuable

memories, the students were not only able to help the

children of the school but now see the world through very

different eyes.

Within three days of arrival, together with their trekking

guide, they set off on a seven-day walk to Annapurna.

Following this the team began their project work at a

school just on the outskirts of Pokhara: this involved

painting two rooms and rebuilding part of the entrance. A

friendly game of football with the local boys always followed

each day’s work.

White-water rafting, a visit to the Chitwan National Park

and a couple of days in Kathmandu completed the trip of

a lifetime.

Dux - Jessica Dunlop.

Po Whakangahau

Dux and Proximate -

Elsie and Jessica.

In September ten Kapa Haka groups from schools in the

Selwyn District gathered for a festival of Maori Culture at

Ellesmere College that filled the Riki Ellison Memorial Hall.

Preceded by a Hangi, the event was compered by the very

amusing Matua Ra.

Ellesmere College Cultural Trip to

Rarotonga

Early in July a group of twelve students from the Kapa

Haka group and senior Maori classes travelled to

Rarotonga under the leadership of Ellesmere College

teacher Matua Miru McLean. The purpose of of the trip

was to share culture and trace their heritage.

For student, Katelyn Twiss the highlights of the trip

were:

• Helping move a Waka Ama and being rewarded by going

out on a Waka Ama to visit an old shipwreck at sea.

• Going to Tereora College, one of the local schools,

during their cultural day, enjoying a shared lunch,

watching them perform and performing to them.

• Venturing around the island with one of the teachers from

the College who showed cultural landmarks.

• Paddle boarding around the beautiful Muri Lagoon and

jumping off the wharf.

Arrival at Rarotonga airport - very exciting.

• Shopping day at the Punanga Nui Markets.

• Going to a traditional church service on Sunday morning

was an awesome experience especially listening to the

passionate singing.

• The Koka lagoon cruise and snorkelling in a marine

reserve.

• Attending a cultural performance where the passion for

tradition and culture was clearly evident.

The programme began with a Powhiri by Ellesmere’s Junior

Group and finished with a performance by the Senior Kapa

Haka group.

Ellesmere College’s Matua Miru McLean had written a Haka

for the unknown warrior that was brought back to New

Zealand in 2014. This was performed by the Ellesmere

College Kapa Haka group.

Ellesmere College Junior Kapa Haka.

Ellesmere College Supports the World Vision 40-Hour Famine

Living in the Selwyn District it is very hard to imagine what

life must be like in war torn countries like Syria: 6 years of

conflict, 400,000 people killed, 1.9 million wounded and

13 million people forced to flee their homes.

The Ellesmere College World Vision 40-hour Famine team

held a 20 hour long camp in June with the purpose of

simulating the harsh living conditions. This enabled them

to experience on a small scale what the refugees have

to endure on a daily basis. The students experienced the

unrelenting boredom of being stuck in a refugee camp

with no entertainment complete with a surprise simulated

bomb raid and terrorist attack late at night.

Other activities included a race to pack a bag in seconds

before escaping the conflict. There was also a blindfolded

obstacle course where family members had to lead each

other (to represent the blinding terror of being separated

from family during evacuation), building a shelter out

of cardboard and tape, and simulating the struggles of

migrating to a refugee friendly country.

The 40 Hour Famine team raised $1607.90 for the

World Vision refugee fund.

Tarly Slade and

Melissa Chapman.

Tulaniu Sikaleti.

2018

TERm

DATES

Term 1:

Tuesday 30th January to Friday 13th April

Term 2:

Monday 30th April to Friday 6th July

Term 3:

Monday 23rd July to Friday 28th September

Term 4:

Monday 15th October to Thursday 13th December

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Fire rages, homes at risk

Mental as Anything for Selwyn Sounds

Audience

can expect

friendship and

silliness from

Aussie rockers

• By Julia Evans

DURING A Mental as Anything

gig in 1978, Andrew McArthur

demolished an entire box of KFC

chicken, 16 pieces. “No trouble,”

he said.

He’s had the nickname Greedy

Smith ever since.

McArthur and his fellow

Mental as Anything bandmates

will be flying from Sydney, set to

play Selwyn Sounds on March 3.

The festival at Lincoln Domain

follows last year’s event, which

saw a star studded list of Kiwi

acts perform in front of about

8000 people.

But this year’s Selwyn

Sounds has added a couple of

Australians to the bill. Mental as

Anything are joined by Jimmy

Barnes.

Although Mental as Anything

still has a bit of a New Zealand

connection. “Until 2000 we had

two Kiwis in the band,” he said.

AUSSIE ROCKERS: Mental as Anything are ready to play

alongside fellow Australian Jimmy Barnes at Selwyn Sounds. ​

Chris and Peter O’Doherty

were part of the band playing

lead guitar and bass from when

it formed 41 years ago in 1976

– the brothers were born in

Auckland but moved to Sydney

before they were teenagers.

McArthur said they’re both

full-time visual artists now.

“There wouldn’t be an

Australian music industry if

you took away all the Kiwis,”

he said. “It’s cross-cultural

pollination.”

That pollination even includes

McArthur’s girlfriend who was

born in Christchurch. So he said

the band always looks forward to

a trip across the ditch.

“I’ve got the loveliest memories

of touring with The Exponents

… we did a great show in

Christchurch with them,” he

said.

McArthur promised Selwyn

Sounds would be no different.

Although he did have one

piece of advice: “Pack your

sunscreen.”

During the March set

audiences can expect “a bit

of friendship” and “a bit of

silliness.”

“People will be really surprised

at how much of our stuff they

know. We play songs people

will like and try to win over the

punter.”

Mental as Anything has spent

a lot of time “polishing the old

stuff” in preparation.

“We’re always playing. In 40

years, the last time I had six

weeks off was 1990 when I fell

off a horse,” McArthur said.

But the band has such an

impressive back catalogue,

McArthur said the music he’s

currently listening to is Mental

as Anything. Just so he can

remember the songs.

“It’s been 40 years since we

wrote some of it. You forget,” he

said.

But even though the band has

been together for more than four

decades, Mental as Anything

is still releasing new music.

Its latest work 5 Track EP was

released earlier this year.

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Backyard Critters

Drone fly is a bee mimic

Mike Bowie is

an ecologist

who

specialises in

entomology

(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 EUROPEAN drone

fly (Eristalis tenax) is a very

common and useful pollinator

that is often confused for the

common honeybee.

There is good reason for this

– it is a bee mimic and gains

some protective advantage by

resembling a more aggressive

stinging bee.

Although similar in size,

anatomically they are quite

different, as a honeybee has four

wings and the drone fly only has

two.

The drone fly is a member of

the Syrphidae family, usually

called hover flies, and Eristalis

tenax is the most widely

BUZZY BEE: The European drone fly (Eristalis tenax) is a

useful pollinator often confused for the common honeybee. ​

distributed hoverfly species in the

world.

As its name suggests, it

hovers in one place surveying

the landscape before darting

haphazardly to its next hover spot

before finally landing on a flower

or leaf.

By comparison, bees are more

direct, from one flower to the

next and ever-busy.

An easier way to identify a

drone fly is to look for the dark

‘H’ shape at the front of the

abdomen.

The larvae are called rat-tailed

maggots due to their very long

and thin breathing siphon that

resembles a tail.

They are found in dirty liquid

substrates such as puddles,

manure or sewerage, using their

snorkel-like appendage to breath

as they feed.

Drone flies are very active at

present and males are

often observed aggressively

defending their territory – so

keep an eye out for them in your

garden.

Sam

Broughton

Selwyn Mayor

Jobs available in Selwyn

Mayor Sam Broughton

writes about Selwyn’s

latest Infometric’s report

I have just received Selwyn’s

latest Infometrics report which

details our economic activity,

business growth, house prices,

and car registrations.

A key area of strength in

Selwyn has been our retail trade

with electronic card transactions

growing 10 per cent in the

September 2017 year, easily

surpassing the national figure of

3.8 per cent.

A key driver has been

rapid growth in our resident

population.

The population rise of 3100

in the June 2017 year equated

to growth of 5.5 per cent – the

second-fastest rate in New

Zealand.

In the context of rapid

population growth, our

unemployment rate stayed

steady at a low of 2.2 per cent.

This illustrates that job

creation and general economic

optimism is high, but which puts

pressure on businesses to find

the right employees for their

needs.

With this in mind, I have been

meeting with businesses groups

across Selwyn to understand the

challenges they face, and to hear

their stories of success.

SELWYN TIMES

I have also met with

Workbridge who are a New

Zealand owned (not-for-profit)

professional employment agency

for jobseekers and employers

which has operated nationwide

since 1990.

Workbridge jobseekers are

people who are experiencing the

effects of a disability or health

condition for six months or

more, which has created barriers

to gaining or retaining work.

Workbridge employment

consultants work in partnership

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person’s work skills and personal

strengths as well as the type of

work they are looking for.

If you are looking for staff

why not get in touch with

Workbridge at workbridge.

co.nz, or facebook at facebook.

com/workbridgenz/

For our young people

graduating high school this

month there are jobs in Selwyn.

And for our young people who

may have left Selwyn for a while

and are thinking of coming

home – there too are jobs here.

Writers Wanted

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a helping hand. With the extensive

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Wednesday November 29 2017 31

PETS & PAWS

Holiday advice - from

Selwyn Veterinary Centre

With the Christmas and New Year season

coming up, many of us will be making plans

for our holidays. Whether you are staying

at home or travelling, there are many things

to take into account to create a safe and

happy festive period for your pets.

Many cats and dogs will have already

been booked into a boarding facility. If

you are looking for a facility for the first

time, it is prudent to visit the premises

and see where your pet(s) will be staying.

Visit any time during opening hours, ask

about what foods they feed, exercise for

the animals and vaccination requirements.

Make sure the kennels and catteries are

clean, comfortable, not too noisy and wellstaffed.

If your pet has special needs such

as medications and foods, ask whether the

staff can accommodate these needs.

Dogs will need to be up to date with

their vaccinations including kennel cough

vaccine, each boarding kennel will have a

different requirement so check and make

sure you enquire ahead before the stay.

The same applies for cats, but they will

need their flu vaccinations up to date. It

is a good idea to give your pet worm and

flea treatment prior to their stay also.

Most catteries that board rabbits don’t

have specific vaccination requirements

for rabbits but best to check with the staff

anyway. Always provide emergency contact

numbers including your vet’s and take

your pet’s food, collar, leash, medication,

favourite toy, and bed.

If you have several pets that need

boarding, it may be more economical to

hire a house or pet sitter, there are several

of these services around Christchurch and

Selwyn. Ask to meet the people who will

be visiting your home, make sure you like

them and that they are happy to follow all

your instructions because all animals are

different. Get references, ask around for

feedback.

If you are travelling within New Zealand

with your pet these holidays, let your

vet know ahead of time; your cat or dog

may need to get their vaccinations up to

date and depending on your destination,

additional parasite control and vaccines

may be required. In addition, there may be

other health issues to address. Make sure

your pet is accustomed to travelling, even

short trips if not done often may be very

stressful for animals. If you are staying with

friends, ensure they have a fenced garden

or yard and that their own animals are

vaccinated. Some hotels,

rental properties or

even camp grounds

permit pets, look

them up online and

ask about the fees

also.

If you are flying,

plan ahead, you

may need to order

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airline may ask for other

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Christmas decorations may pose a hazard

to pets, decorations may be eaten or glass

baubles broken. Pets may eat Christmas

tree needles or drink water from the base of

the tree which may contain preservatives.

Keep decorative lights out of reach and stop

your cats from playing with tinsel or long

pieces of string or wire. Beware of popular

festive plants such as poinsettias, lilies,

holly berries and baby’s breath.

Popular foods during the festive season

may also be dangerous to your pets, keep

chocolate, raisins, macadamia nuts, sweets

and alcohol out of reach. In addition,

please refrain yourself from giving human

food, these include and not limited to

onion, garlic (often in stuffing), leftovers

and cooked bones (chicken, turkeys,

roasts, ham). The above mentioned

foods are well known to be dangerous to

animals, people seem more likely to offer

it to pets when there are guests around

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Gardening

SELWYN TIMES

Be patient, kumara takes some time

• By Henri Ham

LIKE POTATOES, kumara

would have to be one of those

vegetables that is a pretty regular

feature in my pantry. They’re versatile

(there’s a long list of dishes

I can add kumara to) and they

taste great,

I’ve enjoyed growing kumara in

my garden for some time.

Not sure how many you’ll

need? Well, this is how I work

out how many to plant.

If all goes well with my kumara

growing I expect each plant

to produce around a bucket of

tubers. So, a regular-sized bundle

should produce around three to

four buckets of kūmara.

Once you’ve worked out how

many seedlings you need, the

next job is to find the right spot

to plant them.

Each seedling needs to be

planted around 50cm to 1m

from the next, so you do need

a bit of space to have a kūmara

crop.

Kūmara like a pH of 6.0 to

6.5. If you’re not sure what pH

your soil is, you can buy a simple

to use pH kit from your local

garden centre. If the pH isn’t

high enough add a bit of lime to

sweeten the soil.

Don’t add too much, or any if

you don’t need it, because too

much lime will mean you end up

with small kūmara.

Now, it’s important that you

raise a mound of soft soil for

the kūmara to spread out in.

Cultivate your soil with a rake

and then mound it up in to a hill

around 40cm high.

Next make a small trench

ROOTS:

Kumara

grow in

mounds,

make

them up

to 40cm

high.

approximately 5cm deep and lay

the seedling so that the root is

lying in the trench parallel to the

top of the soil, rather than pushing

the root down like you might

with another vegetable.

But make sure you bend

the seedling so the leaves are

sticking out of the top of the

soil (a J shape). This will ensure

the plant’s roots (via the leaves)

get plenty of warmth from the

sun.

Water gently around the plant

– it’s important not to water

forcefully as this might make the

mound flatten out or the plant

roll off the mound.

Do this for the first few days

and then ensure they get some

water weekly.

Depending on what summer is

like this year you may not need

to do any extra watering at all.

But if it’s hot and dry keep an

eye on things and water at least

weekly.

Generally, try to lift the runners

so they don’t put roots into

the ground. The runners are the

shoots that run along the ground

off the main plant – much like

strawberries. Lifting them off

the ground will stop them from

putting roots down and wasting

energy that could go into forming

tubers.

However, if you want to

increase the size of your plot you

could let a couple of runners put

roots down and then cut them off

and replant them.

Kumara need at least four

months of sunshine before they

are ready to harvest.

So, around February, March or

April is when you can expect to

start digging into your crop. It’s

important you harvest before the

first frost.

Around this time the leaves

may start to yellow, which is a

sign they’re ready. So, around

four months after you’ve

planted put your hand in the

ground and gently see if the

kumara feels ready – this is called

tickling.

When you know they’re ready,

harvest very gently. Broken

kumara won’t store. You may

have to really follow the plant

around with your hands under

the soil to ensure they come out

without breaking.

If you want to store them for a

long time it’s important they are

cured properly. This is when the

starch is converted to sugar and a

second skin is created that allows

them to last longer in storage. If

they’re cured well they can last

for up to a year in storage.

Prepping the garden

For ThE SummEr monThS

LET’S GET

GardEninG

General Gardening

Mulch!! Yes, this word pops up all the time, but it

is a saving grace when it comes to protecting your

plants. If you haven’t already got bark on your

garden, add a layer of organic compost now. Mix

it through your existing soil. Keep the watering up

over the next few weeks, then look to add your

bark mulch before the heat really fires up. If you

have got a thin layer of bark, try and boost it up to

a good 10cm, this will help get the best results. If you have

already added your bark – well done! You will need to keep the watering up now to stay ahead of the

game. Water is essential for healthy plant growth and development. Establish a good watering routine,

ensuring you give your plants a good deep soak every few days rather than a light sprinkling every day.

Weeding isn’t exactly the most enjoyable part of gardening, but skipping out of doing it is going to be

costly for your plants. Not only do they look unsightly, they take up a lot of nutrients and water that

your plants need, as well as fight for space. Dedicate time to remove them as soon as they pop up, it

will seem less of a task if you do it that way rather than letting them build up over a month or more.

Popular Potatoes

If you are growing your own

potatoes, now is a good time to

mound up the soil up around the

tops of your potatoes. This helps

to encourage a larger crop. Early

spuds like Swift and Rocket may be

ready for harvest. Once the crop

flowers and the stems begin to

wither it indicates the crop is ready.

Spuds require plenty of water as

the crop begins to develop.

Happy Citrus

To ensure you have

enough juicy lemons,

keep the water up to your

plants while they are in

flower now. Dry lemons

are directly related to

lack of water as the crop

develops over summer.

A layer of mulch works

wonders, apply mulch

after watering the soil.

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Wednesday November 29 2017

Local

News

Now

Fire rages, homes at risk

Fresh new garden

centre now in action

With all hands on deck, Southern Woods

have now moved into their new garden

centre.

Their purpose built centre incorporates

a brand new and improved nursery layout

featuring display gardens, a fernery and a

considerably larger area for their extensive

range of plants. The retail area also has

indoor displays, modern offices and space

for customer consultation.

“There’s lots more space allowing us to

showcase a larger selection of our range,”

says Rico Mannall, Marketing Manager of

Southern Woods.

With a dedicated consultation space

in a comfortable sheltered environment,

the centre is ideally setup so the experts

at Southern Woods can spend time with

customers, giving advice on plants, assisting

with planting and landscape plans, quoting

plant costs, and sourcing specific plants for

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The team have many years of accumulated

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A wider selection of Japanese and

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Southern Woods have plenty of late spring

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“We have some very interesting natives

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area,” advises Rico.

Favourite edibles that flower late spring

and around Christmas can also be found

in store. These include berry fruits such as

raspberries, grape vines, Feijoas, Chilean

Guavas and Citrus trees with lemon, lime,

mandarin and orange.

Southern Woods have a great range

of summer flowering perennials too,

like Lavenders and Rosemary which are

wonderful for attracting the bees, along

with topiaries, standards, and an ever

expanding range of cloud pruned trees.

If wanting plants that will stand up to

the dry summer conditions typical on the

Canterbury Plains or for locating in a dry

spot in your garden, South African natives

like Proteas, Leucadendrons and Grevillas

are ideal and Southern Woods have some

stunning examples available.

The team at Southern Woods have been

enjoying welcoming customers into their

new garden centre which can be found

at 1002 Robinsons Road on the corner

of State Highway One. They are open

8-5 weekdays, 9-5 Saturdays, and 10-4

Sundays.

For more information, call 0800 800

352, email info@southernwoods.co.nz

or www.southernwoods.co.nz, where you

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New garden centre open!

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MY PRIDE AND JOY

SELWYN TIMES

Muscle Car Madness

is on again in January

Car and petrolhead enthusiasts from all over

Canterbury and further afield, will be busy preparing

and fine tuning their car’s paintwork and engines for

South Island’s biggest automotive car show ‘Muscle

Car Madness 2018’, which takes place annually in

Rangiora, North Canterbury, at the end of January.

Muscle Car Madness is a family friendly event that

is bound to entertain everyone, with well over 1,200

cars on display.

This three day event which is now in its 28th year

will be host to a variety of cars from muscle cars

to classic cars, retro and hot rods, as well as retro

caravans, trucks, buses, classic motorcycles including

choppers and trikes, holding the interest of the most

avid automotive and retro enthusiast.

Every year, cars come from around the South Island

and further afield, to debut at this premier event on

the car show calendar.

The event opens on Thursday, 25th January for

competitors and campers only, with a Downtown

Street Party from 6pm to 9pm in Rangiora’s High

Street. Cars will be on display and there will be music

and entertainment.

Saturday and Sunday, the 27th and 28th January are

public show days with cars on display from 10am to

4pm and 10 live bands playing a variety of music, along

with trade and food stalls, burnout competitions,

children’s entertainment, and a retro beauty pageant.

You will see Falcons, Holdens, Mustangs, Camaros

and Corvettes, along with many other prized and

gleaming vehicles while each day at the earlier time

of 12 noon, the smell of rubber and smoke will stream

across the grounds, as competitors please the crowd in

burnout competitions that burn up their tyres or bust

their engines on the burnout pad.

If wanting to enter and show a vehicle, entries can

now be made right up to and on the day (including

day entries). However, those planning to make this

a weekend event and choosing the option to camp

at Muscle Car Madness to enjoy the fun of the day

and night time activities (including cruising and

live music), are advised to register before the

middle of January. This also applies to Trade

exhibitors looking to sell their wares.

Muscle Car Madness has a private Facebook

group for entrants and trade suppliers to keep

up to date with news on any special events and

activities, registration queries, and other news.

If you are a business looking to increase your

profile, you can contact Craig Stare on 03 347

8388 or email stottle@xtra.co.nz to learn more

about sponsorship opportunities for the event.

Muscle Car Madness will be held from

Thursday, 25th January through to Sunday, 28th

January 2018, at the Rangiora A&P Showgrounds,

not far from the Ashley River in Ashley Street,

Rangiora. Entry for spectators is: $18 per person

and free to children up to 15 years.

Muscle Car Madness will be

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January through to Sunday, 28th

January 2018, at the Rangiora

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Wednesday November 29 2017 35

MOTORCARE PROFESSIONALS

Prep your vehicle for

the holidays

Our lives can be hectic at times especially

around Christmas with us forgetting to do

more than fill up the car. If heading away on

holidays, our vehicles need to be up to the

job so organising a service and sorting out

any problems may avoid inconvenience or

even a ruined summer holiday.

“People are overlooking servicing their

vehicles however you can’t afford to be

broken down on the side of the road because

you forgot to have the car serviced. Getting

your vehicle towed to the nearest workshop

which may not be open, can be a dilemma,”

says Simon, owner of Rolleston Diesel &

Petrols.

“Important at this time of year, is making

sure your car is up to date with its servicing

and that it has a current warrant of fitness

and tyres in good condition, especially

before heading on a long trip. These also

contribute to good fuel economy,” adds Lisa

Fleck who with husband Nigel own and

operate Jones Road Auto and Selwyn Auto.

Lisa reminds about the air conditioning,

which can be unpleasant if not operating

properly.

Simon emphasises the importance of

reliable brakes and wiper blades in good

order.

“It’s important to make sure your brakes

have recently been checked, especially with

the volume of traffic on the road. You want

to be sure you can stop in a hurry if you need

to and if towing a caravan, boat or loaded

up with bikes and camping gear, the extra

weight can make it harder to stop quickly,”

adds Simon.

Simon has noticed that a number of

vehicles have been fitted with inferior wiper

blades that cause poor visibility when the

weather is changeable from rain to sun.

He recommends checking your blades and

fitting ones that will do the job.

While it is less likely your battery will

give you trouble over summer, if it is near

the end of its life it could let you down. The

charge in your battery can easily be checked

by popping into one of the service centres in

the district.

Auto electrical work is also covered in

Selwyn and at Newlands in Rolleston where

they sell LED lighting for vehicles. This

includes 4WD light bars, directional and

standard rear vehicle lighting and courtesy

lighting along with batteries, power tools,

hand tools, communication equipment, and

electrical products.

If needing a dent taken out of the car

or unlucky enough to be involved in an

accident, you can call on the services of

Holland Collision Centre in Rolleston,

Laycock’s Collision Repairs in Hornby or

R O Jones Panelbeaters in the city centre.

They will help you with your insurance

claim and have you back on the road in your

own or a loan vehicle.

Our motoring feature advertisers would

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Happy New Year, and fun and safe motoring

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Check your tyres are in good

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If towing a caravan, boat or

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Wednesday November 29 2017 37

Driven

• By Ross Kiddie

I GET the impression we are on

the cusp of a dramatic change in

the way automobiles are built,

well, more specifically, the way

they are powered.

Some manufacturing

companies have already

announced a phase out of the

internal combustion engine while

others are rapidly increasing

development of electric cars.

Add to that the desire by many

governments to increase the

electric vehicle fleet, including

New Zealand, and the stage is set

for an electric revolution.

In New Zealand at present

there are several plug-in, electric

only models in our new car

market, and there are many others

available pre-owned through

direct imports from Japan, and

if you take into account the

multitude of hybrid models

available new, then a definite wind

of change can be felt.

The car that started the hybrid

revolution, Toyota’s Prius, is not

available here new as a plugin,

even though it is marketed

extensively in Japan and the

United States.

However, if you are keen to

join the plug-in brigade, yet find

the cost of buying electric quite

prohibitive, then Toyota may still

have the answer. Toyota New

Zealand is importing pre-owned,

low kilometre Prius models direct

from Japan, they are refurbished

at Toyota’s Thames Signature

Class facility before offered to the

dealer network.

Toyota New Zealand made one

of these available for evaluation,

and the first thing you notice is

that it still has that easy-to-drive

operation that we have come

to know in Prius, it is intuitive

and the hybrid system is still

very much intact, the plug-in

facility is an extra, it’s there to

offer electric-only travel. When

battery energy runs low, the

four-cylinder 1.8-litre petrol

mechanism cuts in to work in

the way that hybrids have now

become familiar.

The hybrid system is a

complex process but, put simply,

the engine and electric motor

work in unison seamlessly

and efficiently, drives is sent

to the front wheels through a

continuously variable automatic

transmission.

Because the evaluation car was

pre-owned I didn’t take stock

of the fuel usage benefits Prius

offers, except to say new Prius is

rated with a 3.4-litre per 100km

(82mpg) combined cycle fuel

usage average.

The plug-in effect wouldn’t

alter that figure, it’s just that by

plugging it in and charging you

are effectively prolonging the

time before petrol power cuts in.

The first thing I noticed about

the Prius in this form is the

soft suspension; unless I’m very

much mistaken, in the Japanese

domestic market spring and

damper rates are softer than

those on Prius sold new here

in New Zealand. That’s not a

big deal, in fact if you look at

Christchurch’s uneven road

surfaces, it has a big benefit in

terms of ride comfort.

There is a bit of a trade-off in the

way the Prius handles, it does lean

a little in a corner but its not in a

way that affects balance, there’s a

lot of weight down low and that

helps stability. And besides, Prius

Local

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Now

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TOYOTA PRIUS PHEV: Pre-owned and refurbished at Toyota’s

Signature Class operation.

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• Dimensions – Length,

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is not engineered for life in the fast

lane, it is a sedate tourer and is far

from a performance car with its

emphasis on low operating costs.

As you would expect for the

Japanese market, the Prius

was brimming with features,

and although it wasn’t leather

trimmed the grey cloth was

refreshing and, of course,

extremely comfortable.

New Zealand buyers have been

served well by the beautifullypresented

models from Toyota

Signature Class operation. I’m a

bit of a fan, as a family we own

a Signature Class Toyota Celica

and it was immaculate when we

bought it.

The Celica is far removed from

the Prius concept, but the point

I’m making is that it shouldn’t

be viewed as a second-hand car.

The evaluation car was showing

just 17,000km and very similar

models are listing for around

$35,000.

That represents a huge saving

against some of the new electriconly

models in today’s market

here. Those who do go down that

track can rest in the knowledge

they are doing their bit for the

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Email georgia.oconnor@starmedia.kiwi

by 5pm each Wednesday

Babytimes/Wā Pēpi

Wednesday, 11-11.30am

Encourage learning through

language. Babytimes is an

interactive programme including

rhymes, songs, stories and play.

This is a free session.

Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre, 341

Halswell Rd

Christmas@Station

Official opening Friday, 3.30-

9pm

Presented by the Leeston Life

Church, register and enter a

themed Christmas tree in this

annual competition. Take the

family to see all the trees during

the church’s viewing times and

vote for your favourite. Prizes

for best trees. Gold coin entry.

All proceeds will be donated

to the Ellesmere Food Bank.

For more information, email

leestonlifeoffice@gmail.com or

visit http://www.selwyn.govt.nz/

services/events/events-calendar

3 Station Street, Leeston

Car Boot Sale and Stalls

Saturday, 9am-noon

Go along to the car boot sale

presented by the Combined

Church at Rolleston. To book

a Christmas-themed site at the

sale, or for more information,

call Judith on 3478841.

40 Brookside Rd, Rolleston

Rewi Alley’s 120th

Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, 1.30pm

A celebration will be held to

remember one of Springfield’s

most famous residents, Rewi

Alley. The celebration will be

followed by refreshments at

Tawera Hall. Mr Alley was the

founder and inspiration for the

NZ China Friendship Society.

He organised thousands of

industrial co-operatives during

the war against Japan and also

pioneered technical training

schools.

Rewi Alley Memorial Park,

Tawera Lane, Springfield

Lincoln Christmas Parade

and Market

Saturday, December 9, 9am-

1pm

The Lincoln Christmas

Parade and Market is on

every year. The market starts

at 9am and offers more than

60 stalls from crafts, produce,

food and entertainment. The

parade starts at 10.30am at

the Lincoln Event Centre but

most people watch it go down

Gerald St. Entertainment

includes a selection of junior

buskers, clown Adam Allsorts,

face-painting, Santa, inflatable

bouncy castles, an inflatable

maze, a decorated bike

The Rolleston Kids’ Market is coming to the Rolleston Community Centre. A huge variety of

pre-loved treasures will be on offer for you to purchase. The event is free to attend. Grab your

unwanted toys, sports gear, books and hand-crafted masterpieces and set up your very own

stall to make some pocket money in time for Christmas. A caregiver is required for stalls run by

children aged eight to 13. Register your stall on the EventBrite website. Stalls cost $5. Register

before Friday. No food or drink to be sold. The market will be held on Sunday, 10am to noon.

competition and more. For more

information, go to the Lincoln

Christmas Parade and Market

2017 Facebook page. If raining,

the day will be held on

December 10 starting at 9am.

Lincoln Market, Gerald St,

Lincoln

Markets:

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.

Edendale Car Boot Sale:

Sunday, noon-3pm, Edendale

Cafe, 888 Sandy Knolls Rd, West

Melton.

Prebbleton Market: Sunday,

noon-4pm, Prebbleton

Community Cottage.

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Caravans, Motorhomes

& Traliers

CARAVAN Wanted to

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Community Events

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Contact Sharon Carrick

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Classifieds Contact us today Phone our local team 03 379 1100

Gardening & Supplies

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✤ Casual or One Off

Phone Mike Lineton

022 341 8848

Your local

Selwyn District

GARDENER/

HANDYMAN

KITSET

PLANTER BOXES

All ready

to go just

in time for

summer planting

021 325 661

653 Ellesmere Road, Lincoln

www.macrocarpasupplies.co.nz

Select Services

PESt

coNtRol

• Spider proofing &

fly control

• all other pest

problems

• Industrial &

domestic pest

control

Rob & Scott WaRloW

Servicing Selwyn Area Since 1987

Qualified & Experienced Professional

office: 03 337 9553

Rob: 027 436 1169

Scott: 021 168 6118

Member of Pest Management

Assoc. of NZ

Select Services

Mainland Tree Topping Ltd

Shelterbelt trimming

Owner Operator

11 Years Experience

Contact Paul Findlay

Phone : 027 636 8000

Select Services

• Eco-sourcing specialist nursery

• Landscape design & build

• Eco-restoration services

• Maintenance services

Call us today

03 359 2458

www.wai-ora.nz

Select Services

AUTO ELECTRICAL

AUTOMOTIVE

AGRICULTURE

MARINE

• OEM Electrical harness upgrades

• Harness braiding • Diagnostics • Servicing

• Air-conditioning - service & repair • Batteries

• Harness design • Electrical repairs

• Mechanical repairs • Accessories • Lights

PH: 021 2277 706

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DRIVEWAYS

HARRIS

BULLDOZING LIMITED

Storage

STORAGE

CONTAINERS.

$35 pw. 350 Brookside

Rd, Rolleston. Brookside

Storage on Trademe. Ph

0210650934.

• Driveways

• Car Parks

• Lifestyle Blocks

• Site Clearing

& General

Earthmoving

Mark 021 345 571

or Paul 021 705 996

Email harrisbull@xtra.co.nz

www.harrisbulldozing.co.nz

All Work Guaranteed

Please phone for a free quote

To Let

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bedroom or office.

no bond required thiS month

Fully insulated and

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Three convenient sizes

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www.justcabins.co.nz for

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Tours

Stewart Island/Catlins

Departs 20th Jan 2018

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South Island Autumn Tour

Departs 6th April 2018

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Hokianga & Cape Reinga

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$2250.00 pp Twin Share

Call Reid Tours 0800 446 886

www.reidtours.com

Trades & Services

CONCRETE

Driveways

LAwnmowing

Including

Ride on

mowing

FRee QUoTeS

Ph or txt Patrick on

021 084 52952

topcutznz@gmail.com

DRIVEWAY

CONSTRUCTION

Free Measure & Quote

• Asphalt

• Driveways

• Kerb

Trades & Services

MACROCARPA &

BLUEGUM Trees

wanted for

firewood or

sawmilling grade.

Ph Kent

021 325 661

Concrete Removal

& Trucking

Driveways, paths, sheds, garages, site clearances.

We also deliver and spread landscaping supplies –

topsoil, bark chip, shingle etc.

3 Tonne Digger and operator available for hire.

For fast friendly service phone

Nick on 0274 324 124

keacontracting@yahoo.com

SWAINS KIWI KERB

Quality Workmanship -

Over 10 Years Experience

• Chipseal

• Chip

PH 0800 081- 400 • 980-1123

Mob 0274 325 457

Trades & Services

AUTO ELECTRICIAN

Ellesmere

Auto

Electrical

• Air Conditioning • Alternators

• Starter Motors • Wiring Repairs

• Diagnostics • Lighting • Batteries

Mobile Auto Electrician

022 644 9664

Farmlands Card Accepted

BOUNDARY TRIMMING

Shelterbelt Trimming

Contractor

Call Tony Dempsey

Ph 03 325 3256 Mob 0274 323 943

CARPET carpet/furnishings

/ FURNISHINGS

Di’s Carpet

BinDing

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

carpet layer

CARPET

LAYER

45 YRS + EXPERIENCE

Repair, Uplifting, Relaying,

Restretching

*Selection of underlay available

All preparation work undertaken

*Also GARAGE CARPET

Phone John 027 208 7383

jandcbennett@xtra.co.nz

vinyl laying

VINYL

LAYING *

*SPECIALISING

IN VINYL PLANK

Selection available or

customer supply

All floor preparation

undertaken

Contractors rates

Phone John 027 208 7383

jandcbennett@xtra.co.nz

Est

1979

Arthur’s

Roof & Property

Services

Ph: 03 347 2635






DeMossing

Silicone Sealing

Pest Controls

Roof Repairs

Colourcoating

Cell: 027 584 7980

Email: apisl2008@slingshot.co.nz

www.arthursroofandproperty.co.nz


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Wednesday November 29 2017

SELWYN TIMES

Classifieds Contact us today Phone our local team 03 379 1100

Excavations

• Driveways

• Car Parks

• Site Cleaning

• Demolition

• Farm Tracks

• Drain Cleaning

• Stump & Hedge

Removal

• Ashpalt Concrete

Trades & Services

FORESTS AND FIELDS

a naturist lawn, garden, transport & photographic service

See www.forestsandfields.co.nz

“Totally Dependable”

Maintenance & Servicing | New Housing | Hot Water Systems

Upgrades | Solar Hot Water | Central Heating

Commercial & Backflow Prevention | Pumps & Filtration

Town & Rural

Laser Plumbing Christchurch West

Phone: 03 348 6920

Email: chchwest@laserplumbing.co.nz

www.laserplumbing.co.nz

DECORATORS

Wide range

oF TruckS

New Paint • Repaints

Wallpapering • Fences

Repairs • Feature Walls

Floor & Roof Painting

Spray Painting

Light Commercial

Restoring Timber

Selwyn based but service the whole of Canterbury

www.andertondecorators.co.nz

www.facebook.com/andertondecorators

027 724 6846 027 PAINTIN

• 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

Free

QuoTe

GARDEN SUPPLIES

CHCH’S LARGEST SELECTION OF

BARK • COMPOST • SHINGLES

Remember...

we are NOT in

Parkhouse Road

Landscape Lane (off Lunns Rd)

P. 348 2915 OPEN 7 DAYS

nO GREEn wastE In anY OF OUR COMPOst

Trades & Services

landscaping

Landscape

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

Email ross@revivelandscaping.co.nz

www.revivelandscaping.co.nz

• 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

g.m.contracting@xtra.co.nz

www.gmcontracting.co.nz

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

EQC &

insuranCE

rEPairs

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.

Proud to support your local community

Phone: 0800 661 366 • Fax: 03 347 8363

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

Christchurch

www.custommade.co.nz

Trades & Services

SCOTT’S TREE

TRIMMING &

TOPPING

• Shelter Belt & Trimming

• Tree Topping

• Root Racking

• Full Hedge Removals

• Stump Removals

• Excavations

Sam 027 918 5155

Bill 027 433 7869

Email:

nathanandhayley@

scorch.co.nz

HOME KILL

BUTCHER

SERVICE

Slaughter by mobile abattoir.

Please ring to book.

Watkins Home Kill

Processing

Beef, Pigs, Sheep,

Deer & Fish Smoking

Bacon, Ham and

small goods.

124 Burdons Rd, Burnham

Phone Tim 347 6693

Trades & Services

UDI PAINTING &

DECORATING

For all painting and

decorating services.

9020599AA

Fully Qualified

• Interior &

Exterior Painting

• Wallpapering

• Roof Painting

All work guaranteed

FREE QUOTES

Contact Udi Aale

Ph. 021 074 2075

Est

1979

Arthur’s

Roof & Property

Services

Ph: 03 347 2635






DeMossing

Silicone Sealing

Pest Controls

Roof Repairs

Colourcoating

Cell: 027 584 7980

Email: apisl2008@slingshot.co.nz

www.arthursroofandproperty.co.nz

Trades & Services

PLUMBER

NEED A PLUMBER

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quick smart - on time!!

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quote now.

Phone 03 377 1280 | Mobile 021 898 380

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ACE HIGH

PLUMBING

All Plumbing

Gasfitting

Drainlaying

Blocked Drains

Log Fires,

Wetbacks

Gas Hotwater

Phone

021 454 864

ROOF

PAINTING

Rope & harness

a speciality,

no scaffolding

required,

30 years of

breathtaking

experience.

FREE QUOTES

Exterior staining,

exterior painting,

moss and mould

treatment and

waterblasting

Phone Kevin

027 561 4629

Trades & Services

CARPET & VINYL

LAYING

Repairs, uplifting,

relaying, restretching,

E mail jflattery@xtra.

co.nz

ph 0800 003 181

or 027 2407416

CARPENTER

HANDYMAN

Small Job Specialists,

Carpentry, Repairs,

Decking & Maintenance,

40 years experience, no

job too small, Ph Warren

03 322-1103 or 027 697-

8541

CONCRETE CuTTING

Affordable Concrete

Cutting with Quality, and

removal work. Free quote.

No job to small. Phone 027

442-2219, Fax 359-6052

a/h 359- 4605

Trades & Services

Bellamy’s

Furniture

Furniture made to

order and restoration

by tradesman with

35yrs experience.

PH Stephen

021 073 2624

ADD SOME

COLOUR

TO YOUR ADVERT!

CAR REMOVALS

$$CASH PAID$$

CARS, VANS, UTES

& 4X4 WANTED

We use world class vehicle

depollution systems

0800 8200 600

www.pickapart.co.nz

Wanted To Buy

GOOD PRICES PAID

For good, tidy furniture

and antiques. Buying one

item to estate lots.

Give Rick a call

021 376 883 or

347 4493

LANDSCAPING

Paving, Lawns, Irrigation,

Decking, Fencing.

Kanga & small digger

services. Check out Squire

Landscaping on facebook.

Wanted To Buy

A RECORDS WANTED,

FREE QUOTES. Ph music memorabilia

Arthur 347-8796, 027 and HiFi gear wanted.

220-7014 Edwin 027 220- Excellent cash prices

7154

paid or a free appraisal.

MASONRY

Pennylane is New

DAMAGED

MASONRY??

Rock and Blocks Work Ltd

for all your brick, block

and tile laying needs.

Friendly service Licensed

Zealands largest buyer of

secondhand records and

cds. A buyer will be in

town for a few days only.

To arrange a time for us

to come to you or you can

Building Practitioner come to us (a local motel)

phone Devon on 021 375-

888 or 03 329-5511

RJB PLuMBING

Renovations, New Houses,

please phone Dave 021

222 6144 anytime 7 days

or email recordswanted@

xtra.co.nz

Hot Water Cylinders, TOOLS

Kitchens Bathroom Garden, garage,

Upgrades, Laundries, woodworking,

General Maintenance

Phone Mark 0278690026

mechanical, engineering,

sawbenches, lathes, cash

SPIDER & FLY buyer, ph 355-2045

CONTROL

Fully certified professional

service. Call Zero Pests

022 507 3787 or 03 595

0422

TILING

Quality jobs done on time.

All aspects of tiling. Reg

Master Tiler. Ph Dave 027

334 4125

TILING

SPLASHBACKS

Kitchen/bathroom/

laundry, incl mosaics, ph

027 334 4125

T.V. SERVICE

CENTRE

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stereos, DVD. Aerial

installations and kitsets,

480 Moorhouse Ave, ph 03

379 1400

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SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi

Wednesday November 29 2017 43

Classifieds Contact us today Phone our local team 03 379 1100

Situations Vacant

Situations Vacant

Situations Vacant

change lives

shape futures

Role: Education Tutor

Location: Canterbury

Vacancy Number: CSSR8760

This is an exciting opportunity to join a committed and supportive

team in working with prison-based learners to become better

prepared for employment and further education. In addition to

undertaking assessments, developing learning pathway and supporting

learners to engage in a variety of secure online education websites,

you will also play a significant role in delivering a variety of education

programmes and activities and encouraging learners to improve their

literacy and numeracy skills; work towards achieving New Zealand

qualifications; and acquire job search skills.

You will be required to work effectively in a custodial environment and

by interacting closely with key stakeholders, you will be collaborative

in sharing information and ensuring outcomes beneficial to the

successful rehabilitation of our offenders.

We would like to hear from you if you have:

• Experience and a good understanding of assessing learning needs,

and working with young people and adults who have not previously

experienced education success

• Demonstrated competency in e-learning environments and in using

computer applications including Microsoft Office suite, TEC Literacy

and Numeracy Adult Assessment Tool (LNAAT), Pathways Awarua

• Sound knowledge of the New Zealand Qualifications Framework and

experience with embedding literacy and numeracy

• Experience successfully engaging Maori, Pasifika, and at-risk youth

in education, as well as a strengths-based approach that embraces

manaakitanga and whanaungatanga.

A full driver’s licence is essential for this position. The preferred

applicant will demonstrate exceptional communication and

organisation skills as well as the ability to influence, inspire and

motivate. Make a difference!

All applications must be submitted online via our recruitment system.

Please note: Applications that are emailed directly will NOT be

considered.

For all successful candidates shortlisted, Interviews will take place on

Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th December between 9am and 3pm.

Applications close Sunday, 10 December 2017.

corrections.govt.nz/careers

APPLY TODAY

Situations Vacant

Super Support Workers

needed in Lincoln & Leeston

A rewarding career, good pay and

free training await our next home

help heroes. Support people to

live independently and safe in their

own homes. Must be able to work

evenings and weekends.

Please email CV and cover letter

to ann_murphy@access.org.nz or

phone Ann Murphy on 0800 284 663

visit access.org.nz

HEAVY TRAFFIC

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INTEREST FREE TIME PAYMENT

(conditions apply)

FROM FULL CAR (Class 1)

TO FULL TRUCK (Class 2)

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Courses in Christchurch, Invercargill,

Cromwell & Mosgiel daily.

Other areas by arrangement

“TRAINING TOMORROWS DRIVERS TODAY”

OTHER COURSES/LICENCE

ENDORSEMENTS AVAILABLE ARE:

Class 3, 4 & 5, Passenger, Vehicle Recovery,

Wheels, Tracks, Rollers, Dangerous Goods

Driving Related Health & Saftey Training

DRIVETECH LTD

FREEPHONE 0508 2 DRIVE (37483) OR 03 348 8481

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

Entertainment

Situations Vacant

VACANCY

PRACTICE MANAGER

Key performer

required to lead

our friendly team at

Darfield and

West Melton.

This position will require:

• Managing a diverse medical team

• Strong leadership to motivate and

reach business goals

• Take ownership for day to day

operations

• Build relationships with patients

• Strong computer literacy

• Experience in financial

management

• Xero, Payroll, Medtech 32

experience

www.darfieldmc.co.nz | admin@dmc.pegasus.net.nz | Tel: 03 318 8511

Situations Vacant

WAREHOUSE STAFF REQUIRED

Temporary Staff required for ongoing assignments

in a warehouse environment. Rolleston based.

Hours of work are 7.30am-4pm & 3pm-11.30pm,

Monday to Friday.

Requirements are:

• Must be physically fit • Can cope with heavy lifting

• Manage being on your feet all day

• Have a good understanding of English, both

written and oral

• Work well in a team environment

• Are reliable and be willing to work at short notice

• Be prepared to work 3-6 months plus

Possible immediate start for the right person.

Please phone Helen Clulee at Kelly

Services on 03-347-1180 or email

Helen.Clulee@kellyservices.co.nz

with your CV.

Entertainment

GUITARIST

WANTED

Christchurch based DnD Showband

(aka Dateless n Desperate) is looking

for a LEAD GUITARIST.

As we perform as a basic covers band as

well as a tribute theme showband, we need

someone who is passionate about playing

any style, from rock anthems through to

disco, country, Celtic. Vocals an advantage.

We have excellent gear and our lineup

includes an off stage sound tech at all gigs.

Could be you? Contact us.

CELEBRATING

S h o w b a n d

aka Dateless n Desperate

m. 027 458 8590

fb/DnDShowband

dndshowband.com

18–28

January 2018

WeedonS Road, West Melton

Adults $20, Pensioners $15 with gold card

Family $40 (2 adults & 4 children under 15)

Accompanied children under 15 years $10. Infants under 5 FREE. (Sorry, no EFTPOS)

Info line Ph 021 070 3140 www.mooreparkspeedway.co.nz


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SELWYN TIMES

Four Seasons Realty

Deadline Sale

14th December 2pm (USP)

Deadline Sale

11th December 2pm (USP)

Deadline Sale

26 Ledbury Drive Rolleston

3 2 2 1 2

Built For A Relaxing Lifestyle This home is not compromised, every m² has been put to

excellent use with quality features including granite benchtops and tiled showers. Ideally

suited for entertaining with a seamless flow to the outdoor areas from interconnecting

family, dining, kitchen and separate formal living room.

Open homes Saturday & Sunday 3-3:30pm

View at fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1798

Shona Robb - 027 229 3657

Deadline Sale

6th December 4pm (USP)

12 William Street Rolleston

3 1 1 1 4

His, Hers n Theirs! What an opportunity to please the whole family. This family home

offers a spacious three bedrooms with large living spaces, modern enviable kitchen and

excellent outdoor entertainment areas all on 1002m2. Parking and garaging options are

in abundance, with the four car garaging a real bonus! Vendors are committed to sell,

Hence the quick Deadline. Name your price and give me a call.

Open homes Thursday 1:30-2pm, Saturday 3-3:30pm, Sunday 2-2:30pm

View at fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1781

Katie Harrison - 021 135 0887

Deadline Sale

12th December 2pm (USP)

1-265 Selwyn Road Rolleston

4 2 2 1 3

Executive Lifestyle Opportunity Built in Oamaru Stone within the highly desirable Trendan

Green Estate, you’ll find this pleasantly presented executive lifestyle opportunity. 5 small

paddocks, beautifully landscaped garden, large outdoor entertainment area, a separate single

car garage with toilet and kitchen which is an addition to the double car garage. This opportunity

to purchase premium real estate in a desirable location shouldn’t be overlooked! Don’t be the

one to miss out!

View at: fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1803

Caine Hopcroft - 027 330 1002

$550,000

48 Masefield Drive Rolleston

3 2 1 1 2

Perfect Start – Or Happily Ever After The very tranquil setting is tucked away with

established trees and gardens sheltering this three bedroom, double glazed executive

family home. Spacious open plan kitchen, living, dining with ranch sliding doors

opening out to the north on a 760m2 section.

Open homes Thursday, Saturday & Sunday 1:30-2pm

View at fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1802

Shona Robb - 027 229 3657

1-10 Parr Place Ilam

2 1 1 1 1

Completely Renovated Townhouse Positioned at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac is

this stunning front townhouse which has been renovated to a very high standard.

Upon entering the property you will be immediately impressed with the stunning

result of the recent redecorating including new kitchen, laundry and bathroom.

Act now as won’t last!

Open homes Sunday 1-1:30pm

View at fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1789

Mary Westwood - 021 557 731

We’re

your

locals

Caine Hopcroft

027 330 1002

Natalie McLean

027 943 6413

Katie Harrison

021 135 0887

Fergus Spain

027 608 4768

Rolleston Office Shop 13, Rolleston Square 03 347 4711

.

Kaye Isaacs

027 686 6941

Nyressa Vincent

027 515 7045

Richard Tait

027 777 8080

Ross Mitchell

027 222 9495

Mary Westwood

021 557 731

Shona Robb

027 229 3657

Four Seasons Realty 2017 Ltd

Licensed Agent REAA 2008


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3x3 Cube

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Bookcase 2240x1200

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Clothes Hanger

was $25

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What’s my house really worth?

When you’ve lived in a property for a

while it can be hard to be rational about

its worth. How can you put a price on

the spot where you’ve built so many

memories with family and friends?

Someone will surely recognise the hours

you spent sanding back the windows or

digging out the agapanthus in the garden

and reward you with a high price, won’t

they? Unfortunately potential buyers may

see things differently, especially in a slow

housing market.

There are several methods you can

use to gauge the worth of your property.

Remember that the rateable value or

RV (formerly known as the government

valuation, or GV) of your property doesn’t

really provide any clues. These valuations

are done by the local council to work out

what share of rates a household should

pay. They are only done every three years

and don’t take any improvements into

account – increasingly, properties that

include an RV figure in the advertising

will come with a disclaimer that it is not

indicative of current market value.

These days you can gather a lot of

information for free thanks to websites

like Trade Me and Homes.co.nz. Trade

Me’s Property Insights has information on

more than 1.5 million homes, including

rateable value data, previous sale prices,

when the property was built and what

size it is. The site also provides an

estimated value range, based on a melting

pot of data from sales of comparable

properties, listing details and user

activity. Homes.co.nz operates similarly.

Its estimate service is built on a complex

set of valuation models, using around

30 million pieces of data bought from

councils nationwide, plus sales values and

a wide set of property features. Both sites

recognise there are a number of factors

at play, so they offer an estimated value

range that can be quite broad.

While both these sites are useful, they

don’t show the full picture and should

only be used as the starting point in

determining value. They can’t take

the condition of your property into

account and they may not recognise

any improvements you might have

made (though homes.co.nz does allow

owners to ‘claim’ their property and edit

information about it).

Let’s say you own a large property in an

area where there have been some bigticket

sales in the last year. Your property

might have some serious structural issues

and be in generally poor condition, yet

the algorithms may claim that it is worth

a lot more than any sensible buyer would

pay for it because other houses in the

neighbourhood have sold for high prices.

The impact of this is two-fold. Firstly, the

seller could anticipate a big pay-day that

may never arrive; and secondly, some

buyers may be put off making an offer

because they think it’s out of range.

There are a couple of ways to combat

this. When you start working with a real

estate agent to sell your property they

must supply you with a current market

appraisal or CMA. This is based on

similar information to the online versions,

but it also comes with the agent’s realtime,

real-life knowledge of the area, what

similar properties have sold for and the

condition and particular characteristics of

your own property (such as whether it has

been repainted recently or it’s in a state

of disrepair). The agent will have had the

chance to walk through your property and

identify its unique selling propositions,

such as good sun, proximity to desirable

schools and other features that buyers

like. It’s important to note that you may

get varying CMA ranges from different

real estate agents as they may each take a

divergent perspective on your property

that you will then need to consider.

Your other option is to pay a

registered valuer to provide you with an

independent valuation. This service comes

at a cost (the price will vary, depending

on the level of detail), but it will be more

accurate. The Property Institute, which

represents valuers, says a registered

valuation can help sellers be a little more

clinical about their property’s worth.

Even with all the information you

can gather, the true indication of your

property’s value is what a willing buyer

will pay for it at the given time that it’s on

the market. A valuation, a price range or a

figure reached by an algorithm is not cash

in the bank.

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advice on buying or

selling property, check

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Sue Mercer 0274 368 548

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Jan Green 027 222 8736

10 Liffey Springs, LINCOLN

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2/7 Kissel Street, TEMPLETON

Raewyn Marles 027 277 9736

4 3 1 2

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64 Rossington Drive, WEST MELTON

Jan Green 027 222 8736

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Price

$410,000 including GST

Inspection

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Contact

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John Davison 027 436 4464

Leeston | 23 High Street

2,077m 2

Much Admired Stately Residence. This elegant six bedroom

home offers ample space for family and friends as do the three

well appointed bathrooms. A superbly designed kitchen features

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counter tops. Adjoining family/dining room with log burner and

french doors onto the veranda, ideal for entertaining. The grounds

offer established, picturesque gardens and lawns a summer house,

pergolas and a private courtyard and four car garaging. This home

has so much to offer. | Property ID LE1618

Deadline Sale

Closing 12pm, Thursday

7 December 2017

(unless sold prior)

Inspection

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Contact

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Noel Lowery 027 432 8859

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81 Pacific Drive

875m 2

Price

By negotiation over $265,000

Contact

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• 4 bedrooms, ensuite and study nook

• Logburner in main living is complemented by heat

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• Excellent storage and large double garage

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DARFIELD

637 Cullens Road

Seldom do lifestyle opportunities such as this become

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Located only 8kms from Darfield township on a quiet

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$499,000 3 2 1 House 131m 2 Land 187m 2 Garage 27m 2 $609,000

4 3 2 House 178m 2 Land 244m 2 Fonzie 41m 2

Ready and Waiting!

Our high-quality, low maintenance terrace homes are complete and available for purchase now.

Designed with today’s busy lifestyles in mind, these homes are designed to suit families, to investors

and downsizers. A neutral colour palette flows throughout to allow buyers to add their personal touch

to the interior design, and the open-plan layout provides a spacious home filled with plenty of natural

light. An internal courtyard between secure garaging and the terrace provides additional outdoor space

to enjoy, with the front courtyard looking out onto the shared green space and children’s playground.

Showhome Brian Keogh Lane, Wigram

Open daily 10am-4pm

Contact Paula Duncan, 027 405 8178 or Kaaren Wilson, 022 088 6830

Fancy a Fonzie?

This home has just been completed and won’t last long! The main house features three generous

bedrooms, two well-appointed bathrooms complemented by a contemporary kitchen and sun-soaked

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Open daily 10am-4pm

Contact Paula Duncan, 027 405 8178 or Kaaren Wilson, 022 088 6830

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Awatea Green

17 Carrs Road, Wigram

Awatea Green

25 William Dawson Crescent, Wigram

$549,000

$400,400

Stand alone

This is one of the very last free standing homes

we have available in our popular Awatea Green

subdivision, situated on Carrs Road with easy

access to all local Wigram Skies amenities and

priced to sell. This home will not last long. Featuring

open plan living, 3 double bedrooms with views of

the Port Hills and Southern Alps, 2 bathrooms and

a third toilet downstairs. Be this homes first owner!

3 2 2

House 180m 2 / Land 343m 2

Showhome Open daily 10am-4pm

Contact Paula Duncan, 027 405 8178

or Kaaren Wilson, 022 088 6830

Attention first home buyers!

We are proud to present this brand new single storey

home, featuring 2 double bedrooms, well-appointed

bathroom, separate toilet & detached single garage.

The well designed kitchen sits in the hub of the

open plan living space and features modern cabinetry

and appliances. All our homes come complete with

a heat pump, LED lighting, soft landscaping and

fencing. Photos are of a similar home.

Note: To purchase this home you must qualify for a Welcome

Home Loan, please contact our sales team for details.

2 1 1

House 113m 2 / Land 207m 2

Showhome Open daily 10am-4pm

Contact Paula Duncan, 027 405 8178

or Kaaren Wilson, 022 088 6830

Faringdon

5 Haremoor Way, Rolleston

Faringdon

24 Chandler Way, Rolleston

$475,000

$425,000

Going fast!

Excellent first home, investment or downsizing

opportunity. This brand new stand-alone

home has so much to offer. Featuring modern

kitchen with Fisher & Paykel appliances, open

plan living with ranchslider access to private

backyard, well-appointed bathroom, ensuite

plus a separate toilet and internal access garage.

Photos are of a similar home.

3 2 1

House 141m 2 / Land 376m 2

Showhome Open Sunday 12pm-4pm

Contact Trevor Rowe, 027 459 6071

Sized to suit

This two bedroom stand-alone home is perfect

for young families, investment or even downsizers.

With open plan living and kitchen, Fisher & Paykel

appliances, and great outdoor flow through to a

private backyard, well-appointed throughout, and

internal access garage. Photos are of a similar home.

2 1 1

House 111m 2 / Land 445m 2

Showhome Open Sunday 12pm-4pm

Contact Trevor Rowe, 027 459 6071


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Your guide to Show Homes & New Sections

in the Selwyn District

Showhome highlights

corner section advantages

A recently opened showhome at Faringdon in

Rolleston demonstrates how a corner section can be

an asset.

Built by Golden Homes, this three-bedroom

showhome has an attractive double frontage street

presence, complemented by its gable roofline, country

brick cladding, modern country style look and latest

home fashion colours.

At a little over 200sqm, the home has a real sense

of spaciousness, where well thought out design has

capitalised on every square metre of its size ensuring

everything is there.

The kitchen, dining and family area are open plan

with a separate lounge that would work equally well as

a media room. This is accessed through large double

sliding doors, which can be opened up for a larger

living area if entertaining or more space is desired,

while still offering the option of a quiet room.

A raking ceiling is a feature in the family area

forming a light and capacious room that due to its

appointment is also sun-drenched. A ducted heat

pump evenly distributes warm air throughout the

home during cooler times, ensuring it is always cosy.

A large walk-in pantry/utility room runs off the

kitchen and there is a door accessing the rear of

the section. The location of the room itself, offers

alternate use options, as a butler’s pantry, extra storage

area or laundry, which is currently in the garage.

This illustrates the versatility of the design and how

changes could be made, such as adapting the plan to

incorporate a fourth bedroom.

Standard features that are part of the kitchen are the

engineered stone bench top, induction cook top and

Pyrolytic oven, the latter ensuring you never have to

clean an oven again.

All bedrooms are doubles and the master bedroom

has an ensuite with a very nice walk-in robe, tiled

shower and double bowl vanity, as well as under floor

heating.

In the family bathroom, there is a bath, shower and

vanity along with under floor heating while the toilet

is located next door.

All living areas and the master bedroom face north

with external sliders providing opportunity for a large

outdoor living space, that might be paved or decked.

One of the features of this home is the landscaping

and stained wooden black trim country style high

fence, complemented by a steel pergola at the

entrance that gives it the ‘wow factor’. A fully enclosed

landscaped courtyard affords privacy, even though

it is a corner section and there is good shelter off the

living areas, partly due to the shape and design of the

house.

This home is finished to a high standard due to

the use of steel framing, which ensures straight and

accurate walls and very square corners.

You will find Golden Homes’ new Faringdon

showhome on the corner of East Maddisons Road

and Barcote Lane (just along from the Faringdon

sales office). It is open 12noon to 4pm, Saturdays

and Sundays.

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Rolleston for inspiration

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You are in the market for

a new property, scrolling

the Internet, examining

properties for sale and

zeroing in on those with

potential. They might be in

locations that offer cheaper

land, larger houses, or

convenience to work or

school. You may have visited

show homes and open

homes becoming confused,

overwhelmed or swept away

with emotional factors like

having everything new, or

extra features such as three

car garaging.

To be happy with your choice, list the

features that you need, considering:

• Family space – Is there room for the

children to play indoors and for

television and entertainment units?

Should this be open plan or separated?

• Kitchen – What needs to be in your

kitchen? How serious are you about

a butler’s pantry? Is it a whim or

something that offers a practical

solution to the way you use your

kitchen?

• Bedroom sizes – What are optimum

sizes? Smaller bedrooms may translate

to slightly lower building costs while

extra space can be useful. When

looking at existing homes, consider

whether the size of each bedroom is

sufficient.

• Garaging – A standard double garage

once two cars are parked there offers

little space for the toys. What toys

do you have and could they live with

the lawnmower in a garden shed, a

cheaper option to three car garaging?

If the budget allows and a larger garage

with workshop is important, make it a

selection priority.

• Size of land – Lifestyle properties offer

space for children, pets, hobbies, an

expansive garden and perhaps a homerun

business but they require work so

are not for everyone and a compact

section might be more sensible if a

tight budget or busy lifestyle.

• Bathrooms – Second and third

bathrooms are great in homes with

teenagers and a wet shower room is

ideal for young children. A bath might

be fashionable though is often not used

and its absence could mean a more

spacious bathroom.

• Laundry – Would a laundry in the

garage do the job?

• Storage – How much storage do you

need? Weigh up what can truly be

stored in the garage

once vehicles are in, a

preference in winter.

Garages vary in size so

check the size to ensure

your vehicles will fit.

Look also at where else

the house offers storage

capacity such as in hall

cupboards, a large hot

water cylinder cupboard,

wardrobes (check their

width and depth), walk-in

robe, attic storage trusses,

as well as the potential for hooks and

shelving in the garage for bikes, tools,

garden equipment and even kayaks.

• Off-street parking – How many vehicles

can be parked on the driveway? Will

this space be sufficient?

• Garden - Is there sufficient space

for your children to play or for

entertaining?

A checklist will allow you to determine

what will suit your needs, the point of

the exercise, saving you time looking at

properties or potential house designs

while assisting you to decide whether

to buy a new or existing home with

both options having advantages and

disadvantages.

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Mon to Fri 9am - 5pm

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Strategic Homes

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6 Derek Anderson Drive

Longhurst Estate

Wed to Sun 12pm - 4pm

Ph (03) 963 8841 or 0274 359 333

www.strategichomes.co.nz

David Reid Homes

Casebrook

231 Highstead Road

Fri, Sat, Sun 12pm - 4pm

Prebbleton

80 Farthing Drive

Fri, Sat, Sun 12pm - 4pm

Ph Jason 021 514 424

or Lynda 021 335 707

www.davidreidhomes.co.nz

Versatile Homes and Buildings

Flemington, Lincoln

8 Craig Thompson Drive

Open Thursday to Sunday,

12.00pm to 4.00pm or by appointment

Hornby

3 Springs Road

Open Monday to Friday, 9.00am to

5.30pm or by appointment

0800 VERSATILE

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Peter Ray Homes

Prestons

28 & 30 TeRito Street

12pm to 4pm Tues to Sun

Wigram Skies, Wigram

32 & 34 The Runway, 12pm to 4pm

Mon to Sun (7 days)

Faringdon, Rolleston

572 & 574 East Madisons Road

12pm to 4pm daily

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Contact Elaine:

(03) 364 7436

elaine.moon@starmedia.kiwi

Navigating the

multi-offer process

Whether you’re buying or selling a

property it’s a good idea to learn as much

as you can about the different methods

used in New Zealand. One that confuses

a lot of people is the multi-offer process,

where all interested prospective buyers are

encouraged to submit their best offer and

the seller can choose whichever one looks

most attractive.

“This process is designed to give all

potential buyers an equal shot,” explains

Real Estate Agents Authority chief

executive Kevin Lampen-Smith.

“The process is not like an auction where

an agreement is automatically formed

with a successful bidder. The seller is not

obliged or required to accept any particular

offer in this situation; they may accept one

offer, reject all offers, or choose to negotiate

further with one particular party.”

The actual form that a multi-offer process

takes can differ from agency to agency – it’s

not defined in law or set by the Real Estate

Agents Authority (REAA).

A multi-offer process can only be

described as such when there is more than

one offer in writing – a real estate agent

is not allowed to pretend that there are

genuine competing offers if they do not

exist.

“Agents are expected to clearly explain the

process and any relevant paperwork to all

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prospective buyers and sellers,” Lampen-

Smith says.

“If you’re unsure about anything, ask

the agent to clarify it or seek advice from

your lawyer. It’s far better to do this at

the beginning than face confusion and

disappointment further down the track.”

All the offers are presented fairly in this

process and a real estate agent must not

favour one over another.

All prospective buyers should know that

they need to put their very best offer on the

table, Lampen-Smith says.

Some real estate agencies will hold on to

the first offer they receive while they check

for others, effectively creating a multi-offer

process.

“This may feel unfair if you think that

your offer should ‘win’ because it was

in first, but it’s worth remembering that

the agent is working for the seller. Their

primary responsibility is to get the seller

the best outcome, considering both price

and any conditions from buyers such as

settlement date or being subject to finance.”

If as a prospective buyer you are told

that a sale is a multi-offer process but the

situation later changes to a stand-alone

offer, you must be told about this and get

a chance to review your offer and submit a

new one.

How to give a multi-offer

process your best shot

1. Do as much homework on a property as

you can before making the offer so you

minimise any risks. This is important for

many reasons; not least because it may

help you eliminate some conditions and

help you determine what your ‘best’ offer

will be.

2. When thinking about the offer, it’s worth

considering how you would feel if you

found out that a higher offer had been

accepted ahead of yours. If you think you

would be prepared to pay more, then it’s

better to make that decision at the start

than when it’s too late.

3. There is often confusion around

timeframes in a multi-offer process,

especially if a potential buyer thinks they

are the only people who are interested.

Talk to the real estate agent marketing

the property to make sure you are clear

about any deadlines and about the sale

process as a whole.

4. Remember that the highest offer is not

always the winner. If you were a seller,

would you prefer a higher offer or one

with fewer conditions? It’s impossible to

guess what kind of offer will suit a seller’s

particular circumstances, but it’s a good

idea to eliminate as many barriers to a

swift and easy sale as you can.

5. Want to get in early? Include an expiry

time on your offer. This kind of sunset

clause means the agent must present it to

the seller so they can consider it before it

expires.

For independent advice on buying or

selling property, check out www.reaa.

govt.nz.

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804 East Maddisons Road, Rolleston

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58 Rossington Drive, West Melton

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81 Manse Road, Leeston

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13 Kingsley Place, Rolleston

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41 Othello Drive, Rolleston

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1744 Hoskyns Road, West Melton

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714 East Maddisons Road, Rolleston

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11 Greenstone Street, Rolleston

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3 Emerson Lane, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

27B Masefield Drive, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

6 Dalton Way, West Melton

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86 Rossington Drive, West Melton

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16 Loxley Place, Lincoln

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5 Verona Court, Rolleston

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4 William Street, Lincoln

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52 Tauhinu Avenue, Lincoln

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153 Rolleston Drive, Rolleston

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630 Hoskyns Road, West Melton

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5 Gilbert Close, Rolleston

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64 Kathleen Crescent, Hornby

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152 Brookside Road, Rolleston

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42 Broad Street, Southbridge

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48 Cassidy Avenue, Lincoln

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RAY WHITE

ROLLESTON 03 347 9988

www.rwrolleston.co.nz

WEST MELTON 03 347 9933

www.rwwestmelton.co.nz

LINCOLN 03 325 7299

www.rwlincoln.co.nz

FARMLANDS www.farmlands.co.nz

FARMLANDS LINCOLN 03 325 2889

FARMLANDS LEESTON 03 324 3189

FARMLANDS DARFIELD 03 317 9070

HARCOURTS ROLLESTON

03 347 4711, www.harcourts.co.nz

MATSON & ALLAN

www.marealestate.co.nz ROLLESTON 03 347 9949

DARFIELD 03 318 8204 • LEESTON 03 324 3704

MIKE PERO ROLLESTON

03 347 1111, www.mikepero.com

PGG WRIGHTSON CANTERBURY

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MATSON & ALLAN

REAL ESTATE LIMITED

‘The

Selwyn

Experts’

Residential

Lifestyle

Rural Property

Licensed REAA2008

ROLLESTON - 41 Bethany Road

THE “X” FACTOR ON BETHANY

• Stylish property – Built 2016

• 4 bedrooms

• Ensuite/WIR

• Spacious living/dining area

• Modern kitchen/quality appliances

• Built in gas fireplace

• Separate laundry, heat pump & gas hot water

• Butler’s pantry

• Large secure and private section

• Parking for trailer/caravan

NEW LISTING

OPEN HOME

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Price: Neg Over $539,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/280

Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576

jackie@marealestate.co.nz

LINCOLN - 37 Heathridge Place

EXECUTIVE STYLE HOME WITH

ATTACHED APARTMENT

• Four bedroom home in sought after ‘Heathridge’

• Three bathrooms including two ensuite

• Three living areas and entertainers kitchen

• Formal entranceway, large separate laundry

and attached garage

• Multiple wall mounted radiators throughout

• Sheltered outdoor dining and fully fenced 851 m2 section

• Apartment ideal for elderly parent or teenager.

• To be sold by Deadline Sale with all offers to be

considered on or before 13December 2017

NEW LISTING

OPEN HOME

Viewing: Sun 4.30pm -5.00pm

Price: Deadline Sale with all offers to be

considered on or before 13 December 2017

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/275

Stephan Knowler 027 229 9522

stephan@marealestate.co.nz

LINCOLN - 81 Edward Street

CHRISTMAS WITH A ROOF

• 232m2 four bedroom high-end show home on a 664m2 section

• Spacious open plan living, dining & kitchen, including additional lounge

• Four generously sized bedrooms - master with large walk in robe

& stunning ensuite

• Smart lock system & keyless entry ensures convenience & safety

• Features such as ‘MaxRaft’ & ‘EcoMaster’ optimizing ultimate

comfort & warmth

• Capacious outdoor living area, plenty of room for family activities

NEW LISTING

OPEN HOME

Viewing: Sun 2.00pm – 2.30pm

Price: DEADLINE SALE. All offers to be

presented on or before Tuesday

19 December 2017

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/278

Charlotte Bellew Mb 027 532 5931

charlotte @marealestate.co.nz

ROLLESTON - 15 Delamare Way

EPITOME OF LIVING WITH MODERN

SELF-CONTAINED FLAT IN KAJENS

• Main Residence — 4 bedrooms, 2 living, 1 bathroom,

1 separate toilet , 2 ensuite

• Flat — 1 bedroom, 1 living, 1 bathroom

• Stunning kitchen, of which there are 2 in the main home

incorporating quality appliances

• Good choice of living areas which flow seamlessly out

to their own private entertaining areas

• Private in ground heated self cleaning pool

• Built to high specification from LED lighting, central

vacuum system, high end carpet & drapes, underfloor

heating tiles and a dedicated gym with sauna

• Large double internal garage, car port and ample

parking available

Viewing: Sun 12.30pm -1.00pm

Price: Neg Over $1,170,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/241

Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576

jackie@marealestate.co.nz

OPEN HOME

ROLLESTON - 73 Lowes Road

SERIOUSLY GOOD LIVING

• 4 double bedrooms

• 2 large separate living areas

• Fantastic location

• Parking options for boats and caravans

• Large established 1150sqm private section

• Large kitchen/dining area

• Spacious master bathroom with spa bath

• Walking distance to schools and township

• Fantastic outdoor entertaining

ROLLESTON - 714 East Maddisons Road

PEACE & TRANQUILITY ON 2001m2 IN

ROLLESTON

• 230m2 brick home

• 4 double bedrooms, office, ensuite, bathroom, separate

toilet, 3rd toilet in triple garage

• Large open plan kitchen & dining with separate lounge

• Log burner, heat pump, double glazing, “HRV type” air

exchange, fibre connected

• 2001m2 fully fenced secure section, brick spa house,

chicken coop, raised garden beds

• Well situated rear section located in West Rolleston

School zone – be fast not last!

HALSWELL - 692 Halswell Road

BLUE CHIP INVESTMENT

- BARELAND 26.5HA (65 ACRES)

• Long road frontage onto Main Akaroa Highway

• 1.7km of Halswell River frontage

• Several magnificent building sites

• Subdividable into 4 hectare blocks as of right

• Possible potential for further intensive subdivision in

the future

• Situated within Christchurch City boundary

Viewing: Sun 1.15pm -1.45pm

Price: Neg Over $589,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/251

Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576

jackie@marealestate.co.nz

Viewing: Sun 2.45pm -3.15pm

Price: $685,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/227

Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576

jackie@marealestate.co.nz

OPEN HOME

OPEN HOME

Price: DEADLINE SALE. All offers to be

presented on or before Wednesday

6 December 2017

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/253

Chris Flanagan Mb 027 433 4657

chris@marealestate.co.nz

ROLLESTON - 89 Strauss Drive

EYECATCHING INSIDE & OUT!

• Stunning new 235m2 Brick & Cedar home

• Large open plan living

• Large bi-fold doors onto Kwila deck

• Great outdoor entertaining

• Sleek modern kitchen with quality appliances & walk in

pantry

• Four double bedrooms

• Large master bedroom with walk in robe & tiled ensuite

• LED lighting throughout & quality blinds

• Separate laundry & plenty of storage

• Easy care 630m2 section with internal fencing & gates

with access for trailer

TAI TAPU - 46 Leavington Close

IT DOESN’T COME MUCH BETTER THAN THIS

- LOCATION, EXCELLENT SOILS & HALSWELL

RIVER FRONTAGE

• Highly desirable location Leavington Close (off Perrymans Rd)

• Beautifully sheltered and planted offering privacy and security

• 4 bedroom residence 230m2 (ensuite off master)

• Large open plan living/kitchen area

• Great indoor/outdoor flow onto decking and outdoor fire area

• Well fenced and subdivided, stock water to each paddock

• 4 bay implement shed (2 lockup bays) & 3 bay hayshed

DARFIELD - 20 Whitcombe Place

IMMACULATE LIFESTYLE AT THE PERFECT

PRICE

• Immaculately presented family home

• In popular Landsborough Sudivision

• 6 years like new home

• 4 bedrooms plus office

• 2 bathrooms - ensuite off master bedroom

• Well appointed kitchen with Butler’s pantry

• Open plan living - family, dining & formal living areas.

• Landscaped 5000m2 overlooking country farmland &

mountain views

• Sheltered patio for outdoor entertaining

• Double internal access garage & separate single garage

Viewing: Sun 11.45am -12.15pm

Price: Neg Over $635,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/211

Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576

jackie@marealestate.co.nz

OPEN HOME

Viewing: Sun 2.00pm - 2.30pm

Price: Neg Over $1,200,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/225

Chris Flanagan Mb 027 433 4657

Charlotte Bellew 027 532 5931

Open Home: Sun 2.00pm - 2.30pm

Price: Neg Over $799,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/249

Paul Robinson Mb 021 277 2690

Sue Robinson Mb 021 409 050

OPEN HOME

OPEN HOME

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

Chris Flanagan

027 433 4657

Andrew Taylor

027 435 5930

Jackie Derrick

027 636 3576

Stephan Knowler

027 229 9522

Cameron McRae

027 769 6696

Paul Robinson

021 277 2690

Sue Robinson

021 409 050

Charlotte Bellew

027 532 5931

Jo Barrett

021 859 006

Juliet

Flanagan

Connie

van der Klei

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