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• By Andrew King

TWO MATES who had been

drinking at a Christmas

function in Rolleston crashed

their vehicles on the same road

about 30sec apart on Thursday

night.

One of the vehicles flipped and

landed upside down in a water

race on Lincoln Tai Tapu Rd

about 10pm. The other vehicle

also ran off the road and landed

in a dry ditch.

Said Senior Constable Andy

Williamson of the driver who

ended upside down: “I don’t

know how the hell he got out. He

was lucky he wasn’t killed.”

Both drivers were out of their

vehicles when emergency services

arrived. When police tested

them for alcohol, one recorded

more than 900 mcg/L and the

other more than 500 mcg/L,

Senior Constable Williamson

said. Both drivers are under the

age of 20.

The legal limit for those

under-20 is zero and 250 mcg/L

for those over 20. The drivers

were heading to Tai Tapu when

they crashed. “It is just stupidity

really,” Senior Constable Williamson

said. “They both knew

they would have to get home at

some stage and drove anyway.”

Lincoln deputy fire officer

Roger McClenaghan said the car

that landed upside down was “an

absolute mess”. “I’m not sure if

the second guy was looking at

his mate that had just crashed

and then crashed himself,” he

said.

Both will be charged with

excess breath alcohol and will

appear in the district court. It

was a busy weekend with crashes

for the Lincoln fire crew.

On Saturday, firefighters cut

two women from a vehicle after

it rolled on the Christchurch

Akaroa Rd, near Tai Tapu, at

about 4.45pm. They were taken

to Christchurch Hospital.

On Sunday, a 45-year-old man

was cut from his vehicle after a

crash on Edward St, Lincoln. He

was taken to hospital.

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One of Selwyn’s

brainiest set to

take on the world

• By Georgia O’Connor-Harding

ONE OF the world’s up and

coming brains is living in Selwyn.

Lincoln High School student

Alan Li (left), 16, is the first

in New Zealand to qualify for

the International Brain Bee

competition and will travel to

Berlin next year.

It comes after he won the New

Zealand national finals section

of the Australian Brain Bee

Challenge held in Sydney earlier

this month.

Alan has now been selected

to represent New Zealand in

Berlin, while Melbourne’s Mac.

Robertson Girls’ High School

student, Elaine Cheung, was

chosen to represent Australia.

Alan said he had always had a

passion for science and is excited

to travel overseas in July.

“I felt immensely proud, and

excited about the challenge that

lies ahead,” he said.

The Sydney competition

consisted of four rounds of

questions over two days.

The first two rounds covered

physiology, anatomy and

histology.

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Petition fails to stop bank closure

• By Georgia O’Connor-Harding

Linda Carville

AN 1100-PLUS petition has

failed to stop the closure of

Westpac’s Lincoln branch.

Bank officers union, First

Union, circulated the petition

throughout the township to

try and convince Westpac the

branch needed to stay open.

But the bank last week announced

it

would close,

alongside the

New Brighton

and Sydenham

branches.

The Lincoln

branch will

close in February.

Staff will

be transferred

to other branches.

Union southern region

secretary Paul Watson said

it was an “outrage” Westpac

had not allowed more time for

consultation. The union was still

circulating the petition in the

community.

Mr Watson said it was dissatisfied

and unhappy with Westpac’s

decision not to extend its consultation

period.

“If they pride themselves on

being good corporate citizens,

then any decent organisation

would do the right thing, before

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COMMUNITY VOICE: Linda Carville was one of 1100 to sign a

petition opposing the closure of the Westpac Lincoln branch.

they made any decisions to make

the closure, to talk to the community

first,” he said.

Lincoln resident Linda Carville,

who helped circulate the

petition agrees: “They haven’t

given people the opportunity to

express their feelings about it or

meet with them and I think that

is very poor,” she said.

First Union unsuccessfully

tried to get Westpac to extend its

consultation until mid-March to

give the public a better opportunity

to give feedback, Mr Watson

said.

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Westpac spokeswoman

Heather Shiels did not answer

Selwyn Times’ question on why it

would not extend its consultation

with the public until March.

Mrs Carville said Westpac was

doing the community a “real

disservice.” She will now change

banks.

The petition was a way of letting

Westpac know the feeling in

the community.

Selwyn MP Amy Adams said

it is a disappointing and shortsighted

decision.

“It leaves my entire electorate

without a full service Westpac

branch despite it being one of

the fastest growing areas in New

Zealand,” she said.

Mayor Sam Broughton said the

closure was “disappointing” for

the Lincoln area.

Ms Shiels said there were plans

to retain the ATM in Lincoln as

well as donate a tablet or computer

for use by the community

for internet banking.

Westpac will use digital

ambassadors to work alongside

community groups and help

those needing help with alternative

ways of banking, she said.

Ms Shiels said the decision to

close branches in Canterbury

was because of population shifts

after the earthquakes and the

increase in online transactions.

However, Lincoln’s population

has increased significantly since

the earthquakes and is projected

to grow to 9190 by 2025.

Ms Shiels told Selwyn Times

last month, while the bank

was aware of the township’s

population increase, “from a

branch point-of-view it has just

become very quiet”

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∙ Consider letting your lawns go

brown, or water overnight (9pm–6am)

to avoid evaporation during the day.

∙ Avoid unnecessary water use during

peak demand times (6am–9am and

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pressure for everyone.

∙ Use a watering can or hand-held

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WEEKEND BLAZES

Firefighters dealt with

three small grass fires in

Selwyn at the weekend.

Rolleston firefighters quickly

extinguished a small grass fire

in a paddock on Jones Rd at

about 12.40pm on Saturday. At

about 5pm, firefighters from

Dunsandel and Burnham

battled a 100m x 5m grass fire

on the side of Norwood Rd,

Burnham. On Sunday, crews

from Rakaia and Southbridge

extinguished a small fire, about

10m x 5m, on the side of State

Highway 1 near the Rakaia

Bridge. The district is in a

restricted fire season, requiring

permits for any open fires.

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Police will be checking to make

sure karts, motor-cycles and

other vehicles being used in

public spaces over summer

have a warrant of fitness and

registration. Users will also

be checked to ensure they

have appropriate safety gear.

Constable Herb Inwood said

popular spots around the

district, such as Coes Ford,

will start filling up soon with

campers. “We want those who

are going to use those vehicles

to make sure they are legal,” he

said.

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Fire rages, homes at risk

$1m council funding call for centre

• By Georgia O’Connor-Harding

RATEPAYERS ARE being asked

to pay $1 million to build a new

community centre in Hororata.

Go Hororata is strongly urging

the district council to get behind

its plans for the new centre on

Hororata Reserve.

It is asking the district council

to pay a third of the cost – $1

million.

It is estimated the cost of

the building is expected to be

between $3.3 million and $4.2

million.

Hororata

Reserve

Management

Committee

chairman Dave

Sligh told the

district council

John Morten

meeting last

Wednesday

Hororata “absolutely needs a

new community centre.”

He said the project is financially

achievable and will not

significantly burden ratepayers

or council.

A decision has not yet

been made by the district

council on whether it will fund

the project or how much it will

put into it.

Go Hororata is hoping to see

the centre built by 2022 with

three years of fundraising and

two years of construction.

Residents will get the opportunity

to have their say on the hall,

which is currently in the district

council’s draft annual plan, and

will go out for public consultation

next year.

It comes after Go Hororata

appointed an independent party

to undertake a feasibility study

in June to determine whether

the Hororata Hall needed to be

refurbished or replaced.

It also considered how the

facility would be funded and if it

would impact the ratepayers.

District councillor John

Morten said he is sympathetic to

the Hororata community as they

have been seriously knocked

over in the earthquakes.

“I think there is a lot of merit

there and it looks quite positive

at this stage,” he said.

Cr Morten said whether the

plans were appropriate or not it

was a question for further down

the track.

He said the $1 million may not

all necessarily come from the

council – it may assist them with

making applications to other

funders.

Hororata Community Trust

chairman Richard Lang said it

plans to raise another $1 million

with the help of large charitable

OPPORTUNITY:

Go Hororata

is strongly

urging the

district council

to support its

plans to build a

new community

centre.

organisations along with the final

$1 million being raised from

the community.

He said there is a donor

willing to match whatever the

community raises dollar for

dollar.

The donor was unable to be

named.

Hororata Community Trust

already has more than $250,000

sitting in its account from

fundraising events including

the Hororata Highland Games

which raises about $50,000 to

$60,000 each year.

Mr Lang said it envisages the

first $700,000 coming partially

from the district council selling

the land where the Hororata Hall

currently is.

The organisation may hold

fundraising events including a

hot air balloon night.

Mr Sligh said there is a strong

feeling of support for a new fitfor-purpose

community centre.

“The support is driven by

several compelling arguments

that include the existing hall is

no longer fit-for-purpose, it is

isolated from the reserve . . . the

hall’s kitchen and toilet facilities

are substandard,” he said.

Mr Sligh said residents have

voiced their concerns about

safety for all users and the winter

heating and summer cooling is

“woefully ineffective.”

The closest community

centre to the township is the

Glentunnel Community Centre

with a capacity to hold 200

people.

The new space is planned to

hold a minimum of 250 people.

Go Hororata is a strategic focus

group made up of organisations

including the Hororata Community

Trust and Hororata Reserve

Management Committee.

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Wednesday December 20 2017 5

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‘Drown him’ case: Property raided

• By Andrew King

POLICE HAVE raided a

house and seized shoes

and a cellphone as they

close in on teenagers

involved in the ‘drown

him’ assault case.

Four teenagers attacked

a 15-year-old, dragged him

to a water race and held his

head underwater chanting

“drown him.”

The incident took place

in Rolleston on November

4 after a fireworks display.

The victim spent the

Selwyn’s brainiest v world

•From page 1

Alan said he found the

first round fairly easy but

the second round had more

difficult questions.

The third round covered

patient diagnosis, which

Alan said he found the

most difficult.

Participants were given

10 cases with questions

asked about the condition

on each case which covered

disease and damage to

different parts of the brain.

The next day the

candidates arrived at the

International Convention

Centre, Sydney, for the

night in hospital because

of his injuries.

Police have been tightlipped

over their investigation

since the attack was

revealed last month.

But they confirmed

a search warrant was

executed on a Rolleston

property last week.

“Police have executed a

search warrant in regard

to this matter as we continue

to gather evidence,” a

spokeswoman said.

“Police have identified

people of interest and no

final round which was

open to the public. The

participants were asked

eight questions before the

winners were announced.

“The experience of

winning was particularly

memorable. It took me a

one else is being sought.

Police are continuing to

support the victim.”

Star Media has learned

shoes and a cellphone were

seized.

But police would not

discuss any specifics of

what was taken in the raid.

The teenager was

assaulted when he

allegedly refused to hand

over his cap after he was

confronted by four other

teenagers on Tennyson

St at about 10.30pm,

November 4.

SMART: Alan Li (front,

second from right), with

the other contestants.

long time to digest the fact

that I have actually won,

and I will be representing

New Zealand,” Alan said.

While maths and

science are Alan’s favourite

subjects, he is still yet to

decide what he will do

when he finishes school.

“I was thinking maybe

engineering or scientific

research,” he said.

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go up at the Selwyn Aquatic Centre

• By Georgia O’Connor-Harding

THE COST of a swim at the

Selwyn Aquatic Centre is going

up.

The district council has approved

an increase in casual,

family, swim school and membership

fees across the board for

the first time since January last

year.

Centre facility manager Kathy

Moore told the district council

meeting last week it was anticipated

the fees would increase

significantly every second year.

“The Christchurch City Council

do increase their fees every

year. It is a bit of a nightmare

for them . . . we determined that

probably wasn’t the best thing for

us,” she said.

The facility’s operating costs

include electricity, staffing, pool

chemicals and maintenance.

Increases to swim school

classes will come into place in

January while the remainder of

the fees will increase in February.

Ms Moore said a lot of background

information-gathering

had been done and it is looking

to stay in line with the cost of

CHANGE: The Selwyn Aquatic Centre will increase its fees from

February.

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

other pool facilities across Canterbury.

Currently the Christchurch

and Ashburton councils charge

$6 for an adult entry fee while

councils in Timaru and Waimakariri

charge $5.50.

Ms Moore said the Waimakariri

District Council had not

increased its fees since 2015, but

was currently reviewing them

with an increase anticipated next

year.

The district council also

looked at charges at Sockburn’s

Kings Swim School and compared

them to its own learn to

swim and swim school prices.

“I think overall, we are middle

of the road. We are not the

cheapest and we are not the dearest.

I think these are appropriate

charges for our community,” Ms

Moore said.

The centre operates at a set annual

revenue target with a 50/50

cost recovery (user pays/rates

subsidy).

Selwyn Aquatic Centre fee increases from February

General entry

•Adult: $5.50 to $6

•Child: $3.20 to $3.50

•Student (uni): $4.50 to $5

•Com Service/Gold Card/

Kiwiable: Stays $4.50

•Pre-schooler + adult: $3.20

to $3.50

Family groups:

•Adult + 2 children: $9.50 to

$10.50

•2 adults + 1 child: $11.40 to

$12.50

•2 Adult + 2 children: $13.90

to $15

District councillor Craig

Watson asked if other pools

with lifeguards across Selwyn

had the same 50/50 ratio, as the

Rolleston-West Melton area pays

a higher levy for its facilities.

He said he was not disputing

those costs but it was about making

sure there was a consistent

model across the district.

Ms Moore responded, saying

while it does not have a 50/50

split of user pays/rates subsidy

for all lifeguard pools at this

stage it is something the centre

will work towards.

•Additional child: $2 to $2.50

Memberships:

•3-month: $150 to $165

•3-month senior: $120 to

$130

•6-month: $260 to $285

•6-month senior: $208 to

$230

•12-month: $450 to $490

•12-month senior: $370 to

$410

Swim school:

•Infant/pre-schooler: $10 to

$11

•School aged: $11 to $12

Cr Watson said the reality was

if the district council did not

increase the fees, it will have to

increase targeted rates.

“And I am already uncomfortable

about the fact that by some

sort of methodology, if you live

closer you pay more, whether or

not you use (the pool),” he said.

•HAVE YOUR SAY: What

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SELWYN TIMES

Fire rages, homes at risk

Springfield Chinese tourists stopover

SPRINGFIELD CAN expect to

see more Chinese tourists.

It comes after new panels in

Mandarin at the township’s

information centre and a Mandarin

road sign to direct visitors

to the Rewi Alley Memorial Park

were installed recently.

It was part of the 120th anniversary

celebration the birth

of writer Rewi Alley’s birth, who

was born in Springfield but lived

in China for more than 60 years.

Selwyn Sister City Committee

chairwoman Allison Rosanowski

said it is expected there will

be an increase in Chinese tourists

stopping in Springfield.

More than 50 guests from

China were at the anniversary

celebration. They were greeted

by Springfield residents involved

in the Rewi Alley statue in 1991

and the information centre in

1997 at the Springfield Rewi Alley

Memorial Park.

Alley’s foster son Deng Bangzhen

along with his wife Lu

Bo were honoured guests from

China.

Mr Bangzhen and his wife

travelled from China to build

the sculpture of the Rewi Alley

statue in 1991.

Selwyn’s Sister City, Zhangye-

Shandan sent five delegates

including the Shandan Bailie

School’s principal.

NEW FRIENDS: A Zhangye – Shandan sister-city guest with

alpacas at Rubicon Farm in Springfield. ​

The school is a sister school

of Darfield High. This school in

rural Gansu Province was established

by Alley.

The event was attended

by Mayor Sam Broughton,

Christchurch Mayor Lianne

Dalziel, Hurunui Mayor Winton

Dalley and Waimakariri Mayor

David Ayers.

Professor Bill Wilmott, who

was the instigator of the first

Rewi Alley memorial spoke

about his initial visits to ask the

people of Springfield to consider

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feedback prior to making

a new information panel. The

panel about the old Springfield

School and the schoolmaster’s

house located on Domain Ave is

planned to be installed next year

at Springfield School.

The Springfield event was part

of a two-day commemoration

which included unveiling of a

plaque in the Christchurch Arts

Centre on the site of the former

Christchurch Boys’ High which

was Alley’s secondary school.

Rewi Alley was a writer,

educator, political activist,

revolutionary, social reformer,

potter, and member of the

Communist Party of China.

He was a prolific western

writer about 20th-century

China, and especially about

the communist revolution.

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Now

Fire rages, homes at risk

Water race debate heats up

Councillor

accused of

grandstanding

• By Georgia O’Connor-Harding

SPARKS have flown between

district councillors over

the possible closure of

water races.

The row blew up at last

week’s district council

meeting when district

councillor Debra Hasson

raised the issue.

She has been a longtime

opposer of water

race closures.

Cr Hasson said all district

councillors need to

know which water races need to

remain open and which do not.

She told Selwyn Times last

month that the district council’s

decision to close water races in

Sheffield and Springfield was

“death by a thousand cuts”

and farmers could lose a water

resource long-term.

But when she raised the issue

at last week’s meeting, she was

immediately rebutted by district

councillor Craig Watson.

He said Cr Hasson was

“grandstanding” and the issue

fell under the “general business”

section of the meeting rather

than “matters arising from previous

minutes”.

But Mayor Sam Broughton

allowed her to continue.

Cr Hasson requested district

council staff prepare an updated

water race

map of Selwyn

determining

which races

should remain

open and the

reasons why.

She said the

district council

needed to

consult with

He said Cr Hasson arrived

an hour late to the water race

subcommittee meeting and

made a similar request.

“I am a bit disappointed Cr

Hasson is now bringing that

here when that report and audit

hasn’t been processed to council.

“If Cr Hasson was a regular

attender of these

meetings it would

be reasonably

fair. But to arrive

an hour late . .

. too be honest,

I thought the

members were

very indulgent

and very fair,” he

said.

Debra Hasson committees,

including the

Pat McEvedy The matter was

moved to the

Craig Watson

Selwyn Waihora Zone and

Christchurch West Melton

Water Zone committees.

Cr Hasson said the report

needed to be prepared by

February so councillors could be

“all clear on what races remain

open”.

However, district councillor

Pat McEvedy said he had already

asked the district council’s water

asset manager to undertake

the work at the water race

subcommittee meeting last

week.

“general business” section of the

meeting.

Cr Hasson said in her defence

she was not a member of the

water race subcommittee and

attempted to make the meeting

on time but was late due to

another meeting.

“I don’t recall it actually being

passed as a recommendation for

this committee and that is why

I am looking at updating water

race maps,” she said.

District councillor Grant

Miller said he would support Cr

Hasson if the work was not being

done, but otherwise he was

happy.

Cr McEvedy assured councillors

the work was under way.

Cr Watson, who is also a member

of the water race subcommittee,

later told Selwyn Times

he was frustrated by Cr Hasson’s

comments.

“She was trying to

grandstand in a meeting

at the wrong time

and it was completely

inappropriate,” he

said.

Cr Watson said

members of the water

race subcommittee

were “passionate about

doing the right thing”

and all closures were

consulted on with the public

before a decision was made.

Public consultation over the

proposed closure of 2.9km of the

Ellesmere water race and 2.9km

of the Feredays/Main Rakaia Rd

water race was approved at the

subcommittee meeting.

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SELWYN TIMES

Summer: A season of many things

Mayor Sam Broughton

writes about summer

in Selwyn

IT’S SUMMER-time, the

weather has been beautiful, and

most people are looking forward

to Christmas.

Some of us love Christmas

because of our memories of

Christmas’ past.

Some of us because of the excitement

the day brings, and others

because we love food (there

are plenty of other reasons too).

There are a number of things

that summer reminds me of

from a district council perspective

too.

FIRE RISK

After the wet winter and

good growth in spring, there

is plenty of very dry fuel in the

form of grass. Every summer

there are fires that need an

emergency reaction and we need

to be prepared for fires again this

summer.

Have you thought about the

safe exits from your property

with your family if you can’t get

down your drive?

Our fire crews do an amazing

job but they are all volunteers

and are looking forward to a

Sam

Broughton

Selwyn Mayor

break this summer too. Please be

sensible with fire, even with gas

barbecues.

WATER RESTRICTIONS

Our aquifers are currently

nice and full after the recharge

through winter so why do we

have water restrictions?

The reason for restrictions is

to ensure we keep pressure in

our reticulation system and into

people’s homes.

The peak times for water use

are in the mornings and in the

evenings.

Washing up and cleaning ourselves

uses a lot of water.

Demand is particularly high

through summer when people

wash cars, and water lawns and

gardens.

Hence the water restrictions

on the times the district council

asks you to water lawns.

It’s not that there isn’t enough

water. It’s just that it would

be very expensive to build the

system to deliver enough water at

peak usage when we can manage

and lower the peak by thinking

through the times we turn on

the tap.

DUSTY ROADS

Selwyn has more than 1400km

of shingle roads across the district.

The dust from these roads

can be dangerous while driving

and is a huge nuisance to families

living on the road.

Please think about following

distances when travelling on

dusty roads and remember that

slowing down for people walking

on roadsides or outside homes is

much safer, creates less dust, and

is also courteous.

The cost to seal our shingle

roads is between $100,000-

$200,000 per kilometre, depending

on the road.

This cost is not currently

something the district council

is looking to fund. However,

roads can be sealed by adjacent

landowners.

The district council has also

approved a dust suppressant that

was trialled last summer and

proved effective. Both of these

options are at the adjacent land

owners cost.

HEB is our roading contractor

and can talk you through the

costs of either option should you

want to know more.

This is my last column for the

year, I trust you will have a wonderful

time with your family as

we close out 2017 and welcome

in the new year.

The councillors, management

and staff at the district council

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family a safe and happy festive

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Wednesday December 20 2017 11

News

Council hands out

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SIX YEAR 13 students

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scholarship from the

district council to help

fund their future studies.

Lincoln High School

students Lucy Turner and

Lincoln Roper, Ellesmere

College’s Ella McClure and

Jack Dudley, and Darfield

High’s Abigail Cider

and Rachael Phillipson,

each received Selwyn

District Council tertiary

scholarship awards.

Lucy said she was

overwhelmed to be

announced as a recipient

for the scholarship.

“I was so honoured

to be rewarded for my

contribution and hard

work over my time at

Lincoln High School,” she

said.

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She looks to one day to

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Lincoln will study for

BIG FUTURE: Lincoln High School scholarship

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Lincoln was looking

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“The money from this

scholarship will be beneficial

as I enter my studies

next year, although this is

only a part of what I have

received,” he said.

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Wednesday December 20 2017 13

Leeston-Southbridge stay at

top of table after 96-run win

KEY MAN: Dougald Munro claimed three quick wickets to

topple the Oxford-Rangiora top order at Southbridge Domain.

LEESTON-Southbridge will

go into the Christmas break at

the top of the country cricket

standings after securing a 96-run

win over Oxford-Rangiora on

Saturday.

With big names missing due to

Canterbury Country taking on

Nelson in the Hawke Cup, it was

a round for young players and experienced

club stalwarts to come

to the fore in the premier one-day

competition.

Leeston-Southbridge won the

toss and piled on 218/7 at Southbridge

Domain.

Opener Liam O’Sullivan batted

well to anchor the innings with

94 off 129 balls. He was well supported

by skipper Chris Beatson

who made 69 off 99 balls.

The pick of the bowlers for Oxford-Rangiora

was St Andrew’s

College first XI member Mitchell

Power who took 4/35 with his

right arm medium pace.

In reply, Oxford-Rangiora

found themselves in strife early

on with Dougald Munro, who

returned from a two-week vacation

in Australia, taking three

top-order wickets including the

prized scalp of David Fulton for a

golden duck.

Opener Blake Hansen tried to

stick it out and give his team a

chance, but fell to the part-time

off-spin of Toby Doyle.

The Oxford-Rangiora youngsters

in the middle-to-lowerorder

then couldn’t muster a

response and ended 122 all out.

Short scorecards:

•Leeston-Southbridge 218/7

(L O’Sullivan 94, C Beatson 69;

M Power 4/35) beat Oxford-

Rangiora 122 (B Hansen 36; D

Munro 3/13, A Hooper 3/23, T

Doyle 2/1).

•Lincoln 190/4 (R Clark 45, A

Paterson 45, H Paterson 26; A

Laffey 1/17) lost to Sefton 192/6

(T Harrison 79no, C Simpson

23no; M Elliot 2/25).

•Southbrook 216 (M Brine 55,

A Wise 39, D Power 28, S Carston

3/30) beat Darfield-South Malvern

190 (M Pauling 66, A Inch

48no; M Brine 4/31).

•Weedons 173 (T Suyker 50;

P Rayner 3/38, BR Rayner 3/22,

3/26) beat Cheviot 119 (B Rayner

40; BN Nightingale 5/15).

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Cheviot 27pts, 4; Darfield-South

Malvern 27pts, 5; Lincoln 21pts,

6; Southbrook 21pts, 7; Oxford-

Rangiora 9pts, 8.

• By Gordon Findlater

SELWYN United have become

the first club in the country to

achieve the highest grade in a

new programme set up by New

Zealand Football.

The club achieved ‘quality

club mark two’ accreditation.

The programme aims to

identify, support and highlight

football clubs in New Zealand

which are well-run, communityfocused

organisations.

More than 50 clubs across

seven different federations currently

hold QCM one accreditation.

However, Selwyn United

has become the first to reach

level two.

“It’s a wicked indication of

the brilliant work they’ve been

doing at Selwyn,” said Mainland

Football community football

manager Martin Dodgson.

“When you put together really

good planning with some very

dedicated people to execute

that plan and a high demand

for football, you get the perfect

recipe for a high performing

club.”

QCM assesses a number

of factors on and off the field

SPORTS

Selwyn Utd first in

the country to gain

top endorsement

across the following criteria:

Club administration and leadership,

planning and finance,

compliance, volunteers, referee

development, player development,

coach development, and

community engagement.

New Zealand Football supports

QCM clubs with logos for

their websites, letters of support

for fundraising and gaming

trust funding applications.

“They should be proud

because it’s not an easy bar to

reach and they’ve set a great

example,” said New Zealand

Football community development

manager Jamie Milne.

Selwyn United was formed

with the merger of the Rolleston

and Ellesmere football clubs in

2012. The club recently gained

promotion to the Mainland

Premier League after winning

the Canterbury championship

league.

Selwyn United will also have

a chance to qualify for the newly

reformed South Island league.

The top five teams after two

rounds of the MPL will qualify

for the SIL, along with the top

three clubs from the southern

premier league.

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If you haven’t already got a water measuring device,

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A water measuring system can help you save time and money and

the data is critical to understanding the region’s water resources and

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Darfield High’s top achievers

DARFIELD HIGH School

acknowledged its brightest

students at its end-of-year

prize-giving.

Year 13 student Samuel

Roper was crowned dux with

Rachael Phillipson named

proxime accessit and Caitlin

Soal third.

Samuel excelled in multiple

subjects and was recognised

with The Warehouse Prize for

mathematics – calculus and the

PWA Griffin Prize for physics.

He was also awarded the Darfield

High School Parent Teacher

Student Association Prize for

history and the Torlesse Travel

Ltd Cup for economics.

Senior premier awards–

Thomas Grafton – the

Darfield High School Ex-

Students’ Association Cup

and Business Distributors

Ltd Prize for consistent application

and effort in the

senior school.

Ged Roessink – the Patricia

Henderson Plate and

Business Distributors Ltd

Prize for consistent effort

and application in year 12;

Georgia Cottrell – the Office

Max Prize for Service

and Co-operation

for years 11-13.

Katie Sharp – the

William Broughton

Plate and Torlesse Travel Ltd

Prize for the student who

realises their potential by

making the most of their opportunities.

Caitlin Soal – the 1993 Malvern

Suffrage Celebrations

Committee Trophy and Business

Distributors Ltd Prize

for a female student in the

senior school who participates

fully in the academic,

cultural, sporting and social

life of the school.

Rachael Phillipson – the

1993 Malvern Suffrage Celebrations’

Committee Trophy

and Business Distributors

Ltd Prize for a female student

who demonstrates

exceptional

leadership

skills both

at school

and as a

representative

of

the

school

in the

SCHOOLS

wider community.

Fergus Thomas – the Cullen

Memorial Trophy and

Business Distributors Ltd

Prize for the male student

in the senior school who

participates fully in the academic,

cultural, sporting and

social life of the school.

Michelle Bruce – the Challenge

Darfield Prize for High

Academic Achievement –

second in year 11.

Kate Morris – Mr and Mrs R

L Bennetts’ Trophy and the

Malvern Community Board

Prize for general excellence

– first in year 11.

George Gibb – the Challenge

Darfield Prize for high

academic achievement –

second in year 12.

Elyse Kerr – the Sonia Early

Memorial Trophy and the

Malvern Community Board

Prize for general excellence

– first in year 12.

Edward Searle – the University

of Otago Academic

Excellence Scholarships

recognise exceptional

academic ability and proven

leadership capabilities. This

is a $6000 scholarship.

Abigail Cider and Sean

Pennells – the University

of Otago Leaders

of Tomorrow Entrance

Scholarship and the

Vice-Chancellor’s

Scholarship recognise

proven academic

ability and outstanding

leadership qualities.

These are $6000

scholarships.

Luke McKay – the

University of Otago

Performance

Entrance

Scholarship in recognition

of academic ability and high

level performance. This

prizes is worth $6000.

Jacob Buck – Frews

Sponsorship assists a

student to gain a heavy

trade licence.

Abigail Cider/Rachael Phillipson

– the Selwyn District

Council Education Fund

Bursary is to assist a student

in meeting their fees in their

first year of tertiary study.

Samuel Roper – the

Lions are active in local,

national and international

communities fundraising

and supporting a wide range

of projects. The Malvern

Lions Scholarship is for

students intending to

study full-time for a

recognised qualification.

Pippa Foster – the

Malvern Health and

Community Welfare

Trust Scholarship

is for students

who intend to study

in health-related

areas.

•Turn to

page

16

TALENTED: Darfield

High School’s top

students – Caitlin

Soal, third in year

13, Samuel Roper,

dux, and Rachael

Phillipson, proxime

accessit.


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Prize-giving recognises Darfield

•From page 15

Kate Morris – the Malvern

Youth Trust Leadership

Trophy is for a student who

has demonstrated leadership

skills through their participation

in school activities.

Hanako Wilson – the

Malvern Youth Trust Leadership

Development Trophy is

presented to a student who

shows the potential to develop

their leadership skills.

Mariah Glasson, Olivia

Shinn, Paige Heselwood,

Robert Wright, Emma May,

Tessa Mitchell, Harriet Watson

were awarded Elizabeth

Richards Scholarships.

Georgia Cottrell,

Stephanee Lomas, Caitlin

Soal – Hickman Family Trust

Scholarship.

Rachael Phillipson – Mrs M

Thompson’s Trophy and Malvern

Community Board Prize

for the best all-rounder.

Caitlin Soal – the World

Travellers Prize, the Business

Distributors Ltd Prize, the

Malvern Community Board

Award and the Christopher

Cullen Memorial Trophy, for

third in year 13.

Rachael Phillipson – Mr &

Mrs Ryburn’s Prize, the Business

Distributors Ltd Prize,

the Torlesse Travel Ltd Prize,

and the Rosanowski Family

Trophy for proxime accessit

to the dux.

Samuel Roper – the

Darfield High School Parent

Teacher Student Association

Prize, the Business Distributors

Ltd Prize and The

Malvern Community Board

Award for dux.

RECOGNISED: Jacob Spence and Hunter Benbow received the Coley Cup for senior boys

swimming champion.

Senior cultural awards

Abigail Tuhill – The T & H

Drama Trophy for an emerging

talent who demonstrates

initiative and enthusiasm at

year 11.

Adam Walker – The

Kirwee Players Trophy for

contribution to drama in year

12/13.

Jodie Rollings – Senior

Drama Trophy.

Katie Sharp – the Carran

Cooke Cup for best performance

in a school production.

Sophie Bucknell – High

Achievement Award for best

actress at Sheilah Winn Regional

Shakespeare Festival.

Aiko Sakurai – the Darfield

High School Award for the

international student who

participates most fully in the

life of the school.

Gary Wei – the Darfield

High School Award for

the International Student

who achieves the greatest

academic progress in a language

other than their native

tongue.

Mizuho Iwasaki – the

Darfield High School Award

for the international student

who shows consistent effort

and application across all

subjects.

Saskia Kremers – the Lorraine

Jacobs Cup for the

student who has shown outstanding

effort in senior art.

Iva Vukovic – the Jessica

Penn Clark Memorial Art

Award for the senior art student

with the most potential.

Elyse Kerr – the Hatton

Cup for Excellence in correspondence.

Hanako Wilson – the Lilly

Cup for services to the Darfield

High School library.

Jade Collier – the Stage

Challenge Trophy for performing

arts.

Kate Morris – the MKB Buchart

Cup for public speaking

in year 11.

Jodie Rollings – the Avery

Cup for public speaking in

year 12.

Harriet Watson – the J Paul

Cup for public speaking in

year 13.

Thomas Wilson – the Malvern

Community Arts Council

Metronome for the most

promising instrumentalist.

Teri Jackson – the Grenell

Family Trophy for best

performer of contemporary

music.

Hanako Wilson – the Hayes

Trophy for the most improved

music student in the

senior school.

Leigh Walters – the Malvern

Community Arts Council

Prize for the best contribution

to school music.

Senior sports awards

Zoe Spinks – the Darfield

High School Cup for intermediate

girls cross-country

champion;

Jeroen Breunisse – the

Darfield High School Cup

for intermediate boys cross

country champion.

Georgia Shinn – the Staff

Rose Bowl for senior girls

cross-country champion,

high achievement award for

sixth place at Canterbury

secondary schools crosscountry

championship.

Isaac Proud – the Mr C S

Ell Cup for senior boys crosscountry

champion.

Laura Ashworth – the

G and L Beattie Cup for

intermediate girls swimming

champion.

Ethan Taylor – the Diane

Baird Trophy for intermediate

boys swimming champion;

High Achievement Award

for third place at Canterbury

secondary schools swimming

championships.

Jade Collier – the Skinner

Cup for senior girls swimming

champion.

Hunter Benbow/Jacob

Spence – the Coley Cup

for senior boys swimming

champion.

Zoe Spinks – the Dickens

Cup for junior girls’ athletics

champion; high achievement

award for second in 200m

and third in 100m at South

Island athletics championships.

Aaliyah Van der Heyden –

the David Baird Trophy for

intermediate girls athletics

champion.

Rhys Clatworthy – the

David Baird Trophy for

Intermediate boys’ athletics

champion.

Courtney O’Callaghan – the

Cup for Senior Girls’ Athletics

Champion.

Isaac Proud– the Charles

Family Cup for senior boys’

athletics champion.

Callum Murdoch – High

Achievement Award for

second place at South Island

secondary schools high

jump championships.

Brodie Wanhalla – High

Achievement Award for

third place at South Island

secondary schools javelin

championships.

Georgia Shinn – High

Achievement Award for

sixth place at South Island

secondary schools athletics

championships.

Jade Collier/Harriet Watson

– the Trophy for Senior

Girls’ Individual Triathlon

Champion.


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Wednesday December 20 2017 17

High’s best and brightest stars

Isaac Proud – the Rosanowski

Family Trophy for

senior boys’ individual triathlon

champion.

Haydn Rose – the

Broughton Cup for the most

improved rugby player.

Devon Mount – the 1994 1st

XV Trophy for the best contribution

to 1st XV rugby.

Cole Spinks – the Darfield

High School 1st XV Trophy

for the most valuable player

as selected by the 1st XV

team.

Mitchell Longdin – High

Achievement Award for

Canterbury country rugby

under-15 representative.

Callum Murdoch – High

Achievement Award for

Canterbury country rugby

under-15 representative.

Brooke McKay – the S M

Forsyth Trophy for services

to school hockey.

Nicole Grigg – the Horndon

Cup for the most improved

girls hockey player;

Georgi Pander – the

Chamberlain Trophy for

the most improved boys

hockey player. The Porters

Cup for excellence in skiing;

High Achievement Award

for first place at Canterbury

secondary schools ski championships

and second place

at South Island secondary

schools ski championships.

Courtney O’Callaghan –

The Taege Family Netball

Cup for the most valuable

player in senior netball.

Ashleigh Cridge – High

Achievement Award for

Selwyn netball under-15

representative.

Lucy Glassey – High

Achievement Award for

Selwyn netball under-15

representative.

Olivia Lemon – High

Achievement Award for

Selwyn netball under-17 representative.

Jackson Proud – the Malvern

Basketball Trophy for

the most improved player.

Niamh Rayne – the Darfield

High School Trophy for the

most improved girls basketball

player.

ACKNOWLEDGED: Isaac Proud and Jade Collier.

Harriet Watson – the Rayne

Family Cup for the most

valuable senior basketball

player.

Hunter Benbow – the

Woodward Trophy for the

smallbore shooting champion;

High Achievement

Award for being in the DHS

team and finishing fifth in target

shooting at the national

championships.

Jacob Spence – the Darfield

High School Trophy

for the most improved

smallbore shooting score;

High Achievement Award

for being in the DHS team

and finishing fifth in target

shooting at the national

championships and for being

a South Island secondary

schools target shooting team

member.

Brogan Baldwin – High

Achievement Award for being

in the DHS team coming

fifth in target shooting at national

championships and for

being a South Island secondary

schools target shooting

team member.

Jacob Buck/Grace Hodgman

– the Malvern AFC

Trophy for the senior player

of the year.

Oliver Sims – High

Achievement Award for

Selwyn Football, 16th

grade representative and

Canterbury futsal under-16

representative.

Harrison de Rooy – High

Achievement Award for

Selwyn Football, 16th Grade

representative.

Ryan Hughes – High

Achievement Award for

Selwyn Football, 16th Grade

CHERISH: Darfield High School celebrated the success of students at the end-of-year prize-giving.

representative.

Georgia Allison – the Darfield

High School Equestrian

Trophy; High Achievement

Award for being a member

of the DHS equestrian team

coming first in dressage.

Niamh Rayne – High

Achievement Award for being

a member of the DHS

equestrian team winning the

dressage.

Jeroen Breunisse – Senior

boys tennis champion.

Ryan Hughes – High

Achievement Award for

Canterbury country cricket

under-17 representative.

Michael Hughes – High

Achievement Award for

Canterbury country cricket

under-19 representative.

Georgia Shinn – High

Achievement Award for

sixth place in Canterbury

secondary schools road

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Caleb Banks – the Neil

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Brogan Baldwin – the

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PETS & PAWS

Tips for a happy pet

Emotions often govern the decision to get

a pet and every year, unwanted animals are

left at the SPCA because that cute puppy

has grown into a hungry demanding dog or

owners shift location and cannot take the pet.

Whether a cat, dog, guinea pig, bird,

tropical fish or some other animal, shelve

the sentiment for a moment and consider

whether you have the time, room or budget

for a pet.

Pets need looking after and dogs are top

of the list. If you truly want a pet, you will be

repaid with love.

Taking on a pet requires commitment. Dogs

need exercising, which is great if you do. Your

trusty friend will have you out walking or

jogging off the excesses of Christmas, helping

you keep fit throughout the year.

Kittens, puppies and dogs all need to be

entertained so if you have a pet or one is

expected on Christmas Day, add a few items

under the Christmas tree.

Avoid chocolate as it is potent for dogs.

Small amounts upset their stomachs and

larger quantities can cause serious health

issues like heart problems. Your dog will be

delighted with a bone, toy or specially made

dog biscuit. Your feline friend will love a small

ball, feathers, tunnel, scratching post and even

a cardboard box.

Dogs need lots of toys to keep them

entertained, something that will please the

neighbours. Ideal are:

• Balls to chase and play ‘doggy soccer’ with.

• Catnip filled stuffed toys – dogs just love

them.

• Stuffed toys – some dogs chew them to

pieces.

• Kongs filled with kibble and sealed with

a little unsweetened peanut butter for a

healthy doggy treat. (Note: some artificial

sweeteners are poisonous for dogs.)

• Squeaky toys.

• Toy bones or better still, a real bone.

Remember too, that on hot days it is better

to take your dog out for a walk when the day

cools to avoid dehydration and the potential

for their paws to be burnt by a hot pavement.

Of course, always supervise young children

around dogs, especially when they are eating

or sleeping.

If heading away, organise a sitter for your

pet, if not booked into a cattery or dog kennel

and if taking your dog with you, check the

place you intend to stay will accept pets. Some

camping grounds or holiday home owners are

happy for pets to stay while many others are

not. If staying with friends or family, ensure

they are happy with your plan to bring that

extra treasured member of the household.

Be a responsible traveller, if you pet is

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Slide into Christmas

at Foster Park

Foster Park playground is ready for the Christmas holidays!

The brand new playground will be open for Selwyn children and families from midday on

Thursday 21 December.

Council Major Projects Property Manager, John Reid, says Selwyn’s first ‘destination playground’

is opening earlier than planned thanks to Council staff and contractors’ passion for the project.

“Everyone, particularly all the contractors led by local company McLenaghan Contracting, has

worked extremely hard to have the playground ready for Christmas. This playground is for the

whole district and we hope that it becomes a special place for families to enjoy,” Mr Reid says.

“The park features are based on the ideas of local school kids – the kids wanted a mouse wheel,

a big slide a fort and a flying fox, so we put those things in.”

Mr Reid expects there will be a lot of interest in the opening of the playground and suggests that if

possible, people wait for a day or two before visiting the park.

“We’re expecting a huge number of people to visit the Foster Park playground, and we want to

make sure everyone enjoys the experience – so please be mindful and respectful of others and be

safe. If the playground looks too busy, we suggest that you choose another time to visit, or wait

for the initial rush to subside,” he says.

“There will be small areas of the playground still to be finished and we ask the public to respect

and stay off the new garden and lawn areas as they develop and mature.”

From Thursday 21 December to Sunday 24 December, there will be Council and community

support staff at the playground to ensure all children enjoy the new playground safely.

Playground design

A key feature of the playground is a large four metre high mound with a slide and flying fox. A fort

on top of the mound has a tunnel slide winding to the ground. The playground also features a

natural play area and a mouse wheel along with other popular playground equipment.

The playground is designed to be as accessible as possible for all children with a promenade

alongside of it, wide paths and a koru-shaped path leading to the top of the mound which allows

access for disabled children to the views, large metal slide and flying fox.

A variety of surfaces including artificial turf, rubber soft fall and wood chip will make the

playground a safe environment for children of all ages. Decking and picnic areas will have shade

sails. There is also native and exotic trees and shrubs around the playground providing shade and

a natural feel.

Drive safe on the roads these holidays

It’s a busy time on the roads during the Christmas and summer holiday season and Selwyn District

Council’s Road Safety team is reminding drivers to focus on reaching their destination safely.

Selwyn Road Safety Coordinator Ngaire Tinning says drivers should allow enough time to get to their

destination, drive with patience and avoid taking unnecessary risks.

“I encourage all road users to share the road, be aware of the dangers of driver fatigue, and make sure

everyone is buckled up,” she says.

Holiday driving means sharing the road with a number of other cars, and often spending several hours

behind the wheel. Please be patient and courteous of other road users. For more road safety tips go to

the Selwyn District Council website. Drive safe these holidays!

Let’s use our Water Sense

Help Selwyn get through the dry season with enough water for

everyone. Top tips for using your water sense:

Consider letting your lawns go brown, or water overnight (9pm–

6am) to avoid evaporation during the day.

Avoid unnecessary water use during peak demand times (6am–9am

and 4pm–9pm) to help maintain water pressure for everyone.

Use a watering can or hand-held hose instead of a sprinkler and

avoid watering in hot or windy conditions.

Thank you for doing your bit to help conserve the district’s

water supply.

Council’s holiday services

Information on Selwyn District Council services and opening hours

during the holiday period is available on the Council website or

facilities’ Facebook pages.

This includes the Council’s Rolleston Headquarters, Selwyn Aquatic

Centre, rubbish and recycling collections schedule, Pines Resource

Recovery Park, Selwyn Libraries, Rolleston Community Centre,

Lincoln Event Centre and building inspections.

The Council’s helpline (www.selwyn.govt.nz/helpline) will

be operating 24 hours a day over the Christmas and New

Year period for urgent issues – phone 347 2800 or 318 8338

(Darfield). You can also use the Snap Send Solve app.

Christmas message from

Mayor Sam Broughton

Christmas is a wonderful opportunity to gather together with family

and friends we love. It’s a time when life often slows a little and we

are able to take stock of the year that has been and look forward to

the things to come.

For some of us this Christmas, we welcome new members into our

family through birth or marriage. For others of us Christmas will be

tinged with sadness as we remember those who have been lost to

us this year.

Whatever your plans make sure you remember to cherish those

who are gathered with you, to smile and say hello to strangers, to

take opportunities to heal past hurts, and to sing a few carols and

remember the reason for Christmas.

We trust whatever your plans are, that you travel safely, that you find

peace in the mayhem, and you have a wonderful feed.

Merry Christmas

Sam, Liz and Elliott Broughton

ON THE

ROADS

On the roads this week

Ford repairs will be occurring on McGregor’s Ford (Selwyn Road), Withell’s Ford

(Brookside & Burnham Road) and Essendon Road. Soakhole construction will be carried

out on Horndon Street, Te Pirita Road, Miles Road, Manna Place and Bealey Road.

Jones Road, between Hoskyns Road and Weedons Ross Road, will reopen to traffic

from Thursday 21 December. The temporary detour through iPort will close when

Jones Road reopens.

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

HONORARY TREASURER

REQUIRED URGENTLY -

ROLLESTON

A space is available for a

community minded person

required for the important

position of honorary treasurer

for the Rolleston Resident

Association and fireworks

committee. Contact Jens

Christensen on 027 433 4179

or 347 1600 or email kajens70@

gmail.com

ALCOHOL NOTICE

An application for the renewal of

an on license has been received

from Dunsandel Store Limited.

Objections are open until 21

December. For more information

please visit www.selwyn.govt.

nz/alcoholnotices

MOBILE LIBRARY TIMETABLE

Mobile schedule has finished

for the year and returns Monday

8 January 2018 with a revised

timetable for January. Please see

library website for full details.

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.

SPRINGSTON HALL

Springston Hall will be closed

until the end of January, for

the completion of seismic

strengthening works. The

community’s patience during

this project is appreciated. If

you have any questions please

contact Joanne Nikolaou, Project

Manager, on 347 2971.

STOCK WATER RACES

Summer is here and lowering

intake river levels and increased

evaporation is affecting supply

in certain areas.

Extraction from stock water

races for uses other than stock

water requires Council approval.

Unauthorised extraction places

pressure on the race system

and often supply to downstream

users is affected.

If you are experiencing poor

supply in the stock water races

please phone 347 2800 for

service.

Paparua Irrigators please

COUNCIL & COMMUNITY

BOARD

Unless stated meetings are held

at the Rolleston Council Building.

Malvern Community Board

Mon 22 Jan 5pm

Darfield Library/Service Centre

LOCAL COMMITTEES &

ASSOCIATIONS

Coalgate/Glentunnel Reserve

Management Committee

Tue 23 Jan 8pm

Coalgate Fire Station

Glenroy Community Centre

Get your summer recycling sorted!

remember to phone 347 2720

each morning to check whether

irrigation restrictions are in place.

NEED FILL MATERIAL?

RING US

From early January 2018,

the Council will commence

cleaning water races and bank

removals. Selwyn District Council

appreciates landowners that are

willing to accept water race spoil

and material from water race

bank removal. If you are happy

to accept water race material,

our water race operators will be

in touch to arrange disposal of

materials at your paddock during

cleaning season.

Water race spoil can be

deposited to land under

Environment Canterbury water

plan rule 5.79. Spoil can be used

to fill in low spots in paddocks,

and ideally will be worked into

the paddock.

Please ring our Surface Water

Engineer on 347 2800 for further

Information.

Committee

Tue 19 Dec 7.30pm

Glenroy Community Hall

Glentunnel Community Centre

Tue 16 Jan 7.30pm

Glentunnel Community Centre

Hororata Citizens Committee

Tue 23 Jan 7.30pm, Hororata Hall

Prebbleton Community

Association

Tue 19 Dec 7.30pm

Prebbleton Community Cottage

Rolleston Residents Assn Inc.

Mon 22 Jan 7pm

Rolleston Community Centre

Selwyn District Council is encouraging residents to help the environment and reduce the amount of waste

going to landfill by making sure they dispose of holiday-season recyclables responsibly this summer.

Household recycling in Selwyn has been steadily increasing in volume from 4,982 tonnes in the year to

June 2016 to 5,385 tonnes in the year to June 2017.

All recyclable items must be loose in your yellow bin so they can be easily separated for recycling.

Soft plastics including newspaper wrap and cling film can’t be recycled through the kerbside recycling

system, only empty supermarket plastic bags are accepted.

Takeaway coffee cups have a thin plastic coating, and for this reason they can’t be recycled. Drinking

glasses or crockery also can’t be recycled. Non-foil Christmas gift wrapping paper can be recycled

rather than put into the rubbish.

For a full list of what you can and can’t recycle please visit www.selwyn.govt.nz/kerbsideguide, or you

can request a free sticker for your recycling bin with this information by contacting the Council on 347

2857 or 318 8338.

Rubbish and recycling collections scheduled on Christmas Day (Monday 25th) will take place the prior

Saturday 23 December. Refuse collections scheduled on New Year’s Day (Monday 1 January) will take

place the prior Saturday 30 December. All other collection days will proceed as normal.

Check www.selwyn.govt.nz/pines for information on Pines Resource Recovery Park opening hours

over the holidays.

Libraries events over the summer break

Head to Selwyn District Libraries’ Summer in Selwyn events during the school holidays.

Summer Reading BINGO is running until the end of January – pop into your local library and collect

your BINGO card. Make and illustrate your own digital or paper book with Think, Create Write!, Love

Hello Kitty and Pushkin? Have a go at origami, bookmarks and hand sewing cute cat cushions with

Kawaii Crafts. If games are more your thing, make sure you bring your friends and family down to your

local library or outreach venue for Games Challenges.

The Mobile Library will be popping up at the new Foster Park playground during January. Get involved

in free, fun activities, play games and explore the Mobile Library.

Teddies’ Overnight Adventures will be a fun-filled night for your teddy at the library. We’ll tell you all

about what mischief your teddy got up to when you come to pick it up the next day.

For details on all these events and more see the Summer in Selwyn Facebook page, Selwyn

District Libraries website or check out the Summer in Selwyn booklet delivered to your mail box at

the end of November.

Selwyn Events

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Faringdon Christmas

Pool Party

Selwyn Aquatic Centre, 2–4pm

Come along and celebrate the festive

season at the pool! Santa has visited

us early this year and we have a brand

new big inflatable design to be revealed!

Normal pool admissions apply.

Creative Tech

Selwyn District Libraries, 2–3.30pm

Come and have a go at our Alternate

Reality colouring in, and Green

Screen Selfie Space. Bookings not

required but spaces are limited. BYOD

recommended.

New World Rolleston Picnic

in the Park – Springfield

Springfield Domain, 5.30–7.30pm

Pop down to Springfield Domain with

family and friends for a picnic. Live

music, bouncy castles, face painting,

Pedalmania, entertainment and much

more. Activities for all ages and prizes

up for grabs. Free sausage sizzle.

New World Rolleston Teddy

Bears’ Picnic

Rolleston Community Centre and

Rolleston Reserve, 1–3pm

Pack a picnic and dress up your

favourite teddy! The Teddy Bears’

Picnic will be jam packed with family

fun, including teddy bear parade, face

painting, bouncy castles, animal farm

and more.

Faringdon Pool Party –

Darfield

Darfield Pool, 2–4pm

Head to Darfield Pool for a party!

The DJ will be playing your favourite

songs, with inflatables, games, prizes,

a sausage sizzle and loads of fun.

Faringdon Summer Skate

Jam – Darfield

Darfield Skate Park, 3.30–5.30pm

Head to Darfield Skate Park to show

off your moves. Bring your own gear

or hire for free. Coaching available

with experienced skate instructors.

Prizes up for grabs for best tricks.

New World Rolleston Picnic

in the Park – Springston

Springston Domain, 5.30–7.30pm

Pop down to Springston Domain with

family and friends for a picnic. Live

music, bouncy castles, face painting,

Pedalmania, entertainment and much

more. Activities for all ages and prizes

up for grabs. Free sausage sizzle.

Faringdon Pool Party –

Southbridge

Southbridge Pool, 2–4pm

Head to Southbridge Pool for a party!

The DJ will be playing your favourite

songs, with inflatables, games, prizes,

a sausage sizzle and loads of fun.

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 FUN AND HOLIDAY GUIDE

SELWYN TIMES

A festive fun summer

With lots of last minute things to do,

this time of year can be a rush, completing

Christmas present and food shopping,

along with packing for a planned holiday

away.

Remember to take time out to chill and

enjoy this festive time of the year, making

the most of the opportunities to share a

little Christmas spirit with others.

If looking for that extra special gift or

something unique:

• A Lincoln Christmas Twilight Market

will be held this Thursday, 21 December

(4-7pm) along with the usual market on

Saturday, 23 December (10am-1pm).

• The West Melton Market will be on this

Saturday, 22 December (9am-12noon).

Entertaining the children may also

include checking out the Christmas lights

adorning many homes as well as a visit to

the Seawards’ Christmas light display in

Shands Road, open every night 8.30pm to

midnight, up to the 30 December.

You might also take the children to

the Darfield Jail Santa’s Grotto. You can

take a photo of the little ones with Santa

from 3-6pm tomorrow this Thursday,

21 December and Friday, 22 December,

or 10am-12noon this Saturday, 23rd

December.

The family will enjoy cooling off at the

Selwyn Aquatic Centre where a pool party

with games, prizes, music and inflatables

will add to the fun this Wednesday, 20

December (2-4pm). The local pools at

Darfield, Sheffield and Southbridge will

also be open over the holiday period for

a refreshing swim while there are lots of

other places to enjoy a dip like the Pegasus

Bay or peninsula’s beaches.

Until the end of January, children up to

12 years can also participate in the district’s

libraries Selwyn Summer Reading BINGO,

which sets reading tasks that will add

another dimension to the holiday period

and have them chilling out with their head

in a book or other written

material.

For a fun day out at

the trots, there are two

events scheduled for the

Interislander Summer

Festival Motukarara Trots,

on Friday, 29 December and

Sunday, 28 January (both

beginning at 10am).

In the city, international

cricket games will be held on

Saturday, 23 December and

on Boxing Day, 26 December

while the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup will

run from 13 January to 3 February.

The Ingham’s Lazy Sundays are on again

in 2018, from 7 January to 25 February

(3.30-5pm) on the Botanic Garden’s

Archery Lawn.

The whole family might also enjoy a day

flying kites on Saturday, 20 January (1pm-

4pm) at New Brighton Beach. On your way

there, check out the Street Prints Ōtautahi,

a free street art festival of new murals in

and around Christchurch and call into the

Margaret Mahy Family Playground.

Of course the World Buskers Festival will

be on again, 18-28 January, with amusing

entertainment, 11am to 11pm each day.

With even more on offer over summer

there are fun times in store to extend out

the festive season.

SUMMER

in

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OVER 70 EVENTS DECEMBER–APRIL!

All your favourite events including:

· Faringdon Music on the Green

· New World Rolleston

Picnic in the Park

· Spectrum Lighting & Sound

Outdoor Movies

... and many more!

For a complete list of events follow us on Facebook or visit the Council website.

www.facebook.com/summerinselwyn

www.selwyn.govt.nz/events

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SUMMER FUN AND HOLIDAY GUIDE

Fun in the water this summer

There are some great places to swim

nearby. Starting with Rolleston’s Selwyn

Aquatic Centre, children and adults alike

will enjoy time in the pool with inflatables

and paddle boats there to add to the fun.

Check the advertisement on this page and

www.selwyn.govt.nz/facilities-and-parks/

selwyn-aquatic-centre for hours and days

the centre is open.

Local public swimming pools open this

year are:

• Darfield – an outdoor pool and two

indoor pools – learners’ and paddling.

(Children under 8 years must be

supervised.)

• Leeston – an outdoor pool suitable

for families with primary and preschool

children. (Children under 14 years must be

supervised.)

• Sheffield – two outdoor pools –

lane and paddling with new changing

facilities. (Children under 10 years must be

supervised.)

• Southbridge – two outdoor pools –

lane and paddling plus hydroslide with new

changing facilities. (Children under 8 years

must be supervised).

(Check: www.selwyn.govt.nz/facilitiesand-parks

for pool details including

opening hours.)

Lakes and rivers suitable for swimming

vary in water height and quality by the

season and over summer. Swimming holes

and places for a cool dip may be found in

the:

Selwyn River at Coes Ford, Chamberlain’s

Ford, Whitecliffs and Glentunnel.

• Waimakariri River, a fast flowing river

so avoid the main channels especially when

the river is high, looking instead for a

quieter flowing area.

• The high country lakes, which may offer

the opportunity for a quick albeit cold dip.

(Check Ecan’s Facebook page: www.

facebook.com/canterburyrecwater for

water quality.)

Bays and Beaches ideal for a great day out

include:

• Akaroa – a tidal beach in town, at

Children’s Bay (a short walk away), and

across the harbour at Wainui.

• Eastern Bays – Port Levy, Pigeon

Bay, Little Akaloa, Okains Bay (bookings

essential for those camping), and Le Bons

Bay.

• Lyttelton Harbour – Corsair Bay,

Cass Bay, Governor’s Bay, Charteris Bay,

Diamond Harbour, Purau and Camp Bay.

• Pegasus Bay – Taylor’s Mistake and

Sumner through to Waikuku are great for

swimming and surfing when the surf is on.

The coolest

place in Selwyn

this summer!

For the kids

There’s something for all ages, including toddlers’ pool, leisure pool with lazy river, and fun lanes in the

main pool. Inflatable play equipment will be available each day throughout the holidays.

For grown-ups

Join the kids in the leisure pool, swim lengths in the main pool, exercise in the hydrotherapy pool, or

relax in the spa pool. If retail therapy is your thing, there’s an extensive range of the latest swimwear

from Speedo, TYR and Zoggs to choose from.

Christmas Hours

· Sunday 24 December (Christmas Eve), 6am–6pm

· Sunday 31 December (New Year’s Eve), 6am–6pm

· Wednesday 27 December–Tuesday 2 January, 8am–8pm

· Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day

· Normal hours resume Wednesday 3 January (6am–9pm

weekdays and 8am–8pm weekends)

KEEP FIT

AND HAVE

FUN!

Selwyn Aquatic Centre

71 Broadlands Drive, Rolleston 7643

Contact (03) 347 2734

www.selwyn.govt.nz/sac


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SELWYN TIMES

Backyard Critters

SUMMER FUN

Lincoln Christmas

Twilight Market

The Annual Lincoln Christmas Twilight

Market is always a great way to start off

the holiday season. Held on Thursday,

21st December between 4-7pm it has

something for the whole family to enjoy.

Stalls bedecked with Christmas décor,

lots of seasonal themed activities, a dance

display and a visit from Santa between 4-6

p.m. before he heads to the North Pole.

Singers from the Selwyn Community

Choir & Youth Choir will fill the air with

song from 5.30 p.m. creating the perfect

atmosphere for Christmas shopping.

The diverse range of craft stalls are

sure to tempt you with their wonderful

array of all locally made handcrafted

gifts including everything from clothing,

Christmas themed gifts, pottery, art,

cards, beautiful jewellery, wooden gifts

and soft toys.

The market also provides a great

opportunity to stock up on fresh local

produce to feast upon over the Christmas

break. There’s some great food to be had,

such as Emilio cheeses, Elmwood organic

meats, Christmas cookies, pastries,

artisan breads, preserves, fudges, wine,

fresh fruit & vegetables not forgetting

colourful flowers and plants with which

to decorate your home during the festive

season. The Lincoln market is open on

Saturday 23rd December for those last

minute purchases re-opening on Saturday

6th January.

Lincoln Farmers’

& Craft Market

CHRISTMAS TWILIGHT MARKET

Thursday 21st December 4-7pm

Enemy of the apple tree

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

I WAS alarmed last month

when I noticed many white

furry growth patches over

my apple tree.

These cottonwool-like

patches were produced by

the woolly apple aphid,

eriosoma lanigerum.

The waxy, cottonwoollike

substance is a secretion

produced by the aphid

to protect it from natural

enemies, the weather and

the sticky honeydew it also

excretes.

These 2mm long, red to

purple-coloured aphids

PEST: The waxy, cottonwool-like substance is a

secretion produced by an aphid to protect it from

natural enemies. (Inset) – The 2mm long, red to

purple-coloured aphids.

are found in large knots,

pruning scars on branches

or trunks, and the roots of

apple trees.

It is a native to North

America, where elm is its

primary host, but it is now

a worldwide pest in apples.

In New Zealand, it is the

only aphid of economic

importance on apples.

Like other aphids, this

species sucks sap for

nutrition that can result

in stunted plant growth or

even death.

The good news is, a

small wasp parasite – also

introduced from North

America – can help control

the aphid.

The presence of the parasite

in an aphid population

can be confirmed by the

circular exit holes in the

top of the aphid hosts.

Lots of Festive stalls & activities

Visit from Santa (4-6pm) & Santa Post box,

Christmas Music by the Selwyn Community & Youth Choirs

From 5.30pm.

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GIFTS & CRAFTS,

SWEET & SAVOURY TREATS,

AND ARTISAN BAKING

AWARD WINNING

PRODUCE, FLOWERS

AND PLANTS

See www.facebook.com/lincolnmarket

Market only closed Sat 30th Dec

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SELWYN TIMES

MY PRIDE AND JOY

Local cars will be on show

at Muscle Car Madness

Competitors will be coming from all over

New Zealand and even some from overseas,

to show their cars and enjoy a weekend of

activities at Muscle Car Madness in January.

One man who will be there again this year

is Bill Casey who has attended the event nine

times, travelling all the way from Minnesota

in the United States.

Classic cars, street machines, muscle cars

and hot rods have become a big hobby in

New Zealand with many businesses having

spawned from this. This includes a number

of Selwyn locals, who can boast a lot of

top cars with many of their owners, keen

participants of the Muscle Car Madness

show.

One such person is Dave Jeffery who

runs a small part-time hobby business in

Rolleston, building some of the wildest ‘rat

rods’ in the country.

Dave’s vehicles are very different and could

be described as art forms. A lot of thought

goes into every creation his company,

BellaRat customs creates. Dave has unique

customers and tries to please everyone with

no two vehicles alike. His first car, BellaRat

won top prize at the huge Beach Hop show

up north.

Dave has built a 6-wheeler creation,

dubbed Semi-Rat. He also recently finished

a truck called Diesel Rat for the same

customer. This is powered by a twin-turbo

1350 horsepower diesel engine. His wife is

supportive and has a custom Hudson sedan

whilst one of the projects waiting for his

magic touch is an alloy bodied early 1920s

Rolls Royce.

Another local man Mal Hurrell, who runs

the Weedons based Custom Made Garage

Doors, has a nice collection of custom cars

including his latest, a black 1932 Ford ‘hiboy’

roadster, powered by a 350 Chevrolet

and automatic transmission. It will be this

car’s first outing to the Rangiora show.

“I think he’s had all his cars there at one

time or another,” says Craig Stare, organiser

of Muscle Car Madness.

“There’s a huge amount of collector cars

being built in garages around the Selwyn

area.”

Muscle Car Madness is a family oriented

event with three generations of some families

attending. It will be held from Thursday, 25th

January to Sunday, 28th January 2018, at

the Rangiora A&P Showgrounds in Ashley

Street, Rangiora. Spectator entry is: $18 per

person with children up to 15 years free.

For further information, contact

Craig on 3478 388 or email

stottle@xtra.co.nz.

Mal Hurrell’s

just finished

traditional

1932 Ford

Roadster.

David

Jeffery built

this wild

ride 1350HP

‘Diesel-Rat’.

9198779AA

Jones Road, Rolleston, RD 7

Christchurch

Ph 347 8703 Fax 03 347 9576

Mob 027 228 2854

Email cameron.hcc@paradise.net.nz

• Panelbeating

• All insurance

claims

• Sandblasting

• Spray (Bake)

Painting

• Truck Refinishing

• Windscreen

Replacments

• Chassis

Straightening

• Motorhome

Refinishing

• Loan Cars

✓ TRUCKS

✓ CARS

✓ LUBES

✓ SERVICING

✓ FLEET WORK

✓ BOATS

✓ DIESEL INJECTOR

& PUMP SERVICING

✓ ENGINE TUNING

✓ BRAKES

✓ MAXXIS TYRES

✓ WHEEL ALIGNMENTS

✓ BATTERIES

✓ WOFs

✓ CAMBELTS

AND MUCH MORE!

We wish all our customers a Merry Christmas. Closing noon 22 December, reopening 8 January

Mon-Fri 6.45am-6pm,

Sat 8am-12 noon (WOFs only)

839 Jones Road, Rolleston P.O. Box 16 Rolleston

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Wednesday December 20 2017 27

MOTORCARE PROFESSIONALS

How safe is

your driving?

We consider ourselves good drivers, albeit

with the odd mistake yet our driving prowess

would improve by driving defensively,

bringing with it safer roads.

Unfortunately, too many drivers engage

in dangerous behaviour appearing not to

recognise that unsafe driving is the main

cause of accidents.

Speeding – One of the main causes of

road accidents is excessive speed especially

when cornering.

Driving too close to the car in front or

tailgating – Many have a misconception

about driver reaction time. This is the length

of time it takes for our brain to register we

must press the brake, our body to react, and

our foot to push the pedal. The car will also

take time to completely stop.

Driver reaction time varies from person to

person. When totally alert it might take 1½

seconds so the two-second rule helps ensure

a safe distance from the vehicle ahead. If

travelling faster, conditions are poor like

heavy rain, towing something, or driving a

larger heavier vehicle, longer will be needed.

To determine a two-second gap, as the

vehicle in front passes a landmark count ‘one

thousand and one, one thousand and two’. If

your vehicle reaches the roadside marker

before you count two, you are following too

closely.

Intimidation through bully boy tactics –

Behaviour of this kind is dumb and reflects

impatience and an inability to recognise

the danger of driving too close to another

vehicle.

Impatience when driving – This can lead

to poor judgement on the road like cutting

corners. You may get there minutes earlier

but was endangering the lives of others

worth it?

Overtaking dangerously – Overtaking

without identifying a clear road ahead or

before a blind corner, puts lives risk.

Not driving to the conditions – This

includes driving too fast given the weather

or another potential hazards like cyclists

who need a wide birth, pedestrians who

might cross in front of your car, or vehicles

that might suddenly pull out from the curb

or back out of a driveway.

Driving under the influence –

Intoxication impairs judgement. We think

we can drive safely but we no longer have

the mental capacity or quickness to do so

because alcohol is a muscle relaxant.

Allowing distractions – Easy ways

to cause an accident or road hazard are

through distractions such as turning your

head to talk to someone in the car, looking

at things on the roadside, texting or talking

on a cell phone (even hands free). You will

not be looking at or fully concentrating on

the road.

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Technology company

completes capital raising round

Farmlands Cooperative Society Ltd has taken a

shareholding in farm software company FarmIQ

Systems Ltd, as part of a capital raising round, joining

shareholders Landcorp Farming Ltd, Silver Fern

Farms Joint Ventures Ltd and Veterinary Enterprises

Group Ltd.

A New Zealand-based technology company,

FarmIQ Systems Ltd develops and markets software

for farming and agribusiness. FarmIQ chairman John

Quirk welcomed Farmlands as a shareholder and also

the decision by Landcorp to increase its shareholding.

“The FarmIQ board wanted to achieve a broad

shareholding to reflect FarmIQ’s role as the provider

of an open, independent platform for farming and

agribusiness. The shareholding companies now

comprise two farmer-owned co-operatives, a national

veterinary business and a land-based, state-owned

enterprise. Between them, they represent the value

chain from farm suppliers, farm consultants and

farmers to processors. Importantly, we remain open to

working with other companies that can add value to

farmers through data.”

Farmlands CEO Peter Reidie says the investment will

help Farmlands support and service its shareholders. “We

are confident this investment will help our shareholders

and their businesses, particularly as emerging technology

changes how we farm. This is another step towards our

goal of being market leaders in agricultural knowledge and

expertise.”

Landcorp CEO Steve Carden says increasing the

Landcorp investment is a vote of confidence in the future

FarmIQ CEO Darryn Pegram, left, and

chairman John Quirk

of FarmIQ Systems Ltd.

“FarmIQ has been instrumental in connecting our dayto-day

operations with the rest of our business. Farming

businesses of all sizes are now adopting FarmIQ as their

digital information hub, and we are pleased to see the whole

farming ecosystem starting to share their information

through the FarmIQ platform.

“We welcome Farmlands investment and look

forward to a more seamless integration of the

information and insights we both have about our

farming operations.”

FarmIQ CEO Darryn Pegram says this is good news

for farmers and agribusiness.

“We’re delighted that Farmlands has joined us as a

shareholder and a partner in the FarmIQ platform.

FarmIQ now has all the resources we need to

fuel our growth. We will accelerate new software

development to meet the needs of our existing sheep

and beef customers at the same time as we launch

our dairy product and partner with companies across

the pastoral value chain. The result will be more

information at farmers’ fingertips.”

Silver Fern Farms CEO Dean Hamilton says the new

investment is a sure sign of confidence in the future of

the FarmIQ software. He says FarmIQ has had strong

growth over the past 12 months and bringing on new

partners will contribute to that growth continuing.

“Silver Fern Farms has itself invested over $5

million in the last seven years in developing the FarmIQ

software and supporting its commercialisation as part of

the Primary Growth Partnership with the government.

We are supportive of FarmIQ being an accessible software

platform for New Zealand farmers, and a broader

ownership structure is consistent with that.”

Farmlands has appointed Andrew Horsbrugh, the

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new wetmix kitchen

Synlait Milk has opened its new The project has been in the planning

wetmix kitchen, which will enable it to since December 2015 and contractors

simultaneously run both large-scale infant began work on site in February this year.

formula spray dryers.

At times there were up to 125 contractors

This will double the amount of infant on site per day, but the construction of

formula powder that can be produced at the wetmix kitchen did not disrupt the

the Dunsandel site, from 40,000 metric activities of other areas on site.

tonnes (MT) to 80,000 MT per year. “We’re really happy with how the build

“We were at the point where our current went,” Mr Penno says.

wetmix facility was at capacity, and our “It was a smooth process, which was

consumer demand was continuing to completed on time and within budget,

grow,” managing director and CEO John without the need to alter our day-to-day

Penno says.

operations.”

“Building this new wetmix kitchen will Designed with staff in mind, some

relieve that pressure.”

manual steps (e.g. lifting and tipping large

Synlait has invested $37 million in the bags of ingredients) have been reduced with

new wetmix kitchen, which is at the core of the help of automation. This creates a safer

the production process.

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It is where the dry ingredients (such as efficiencies.

dairy proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins “It was really important for us to make this

and minerals) are mixed into the liquid new facility as user-friendly as possible. We

milk. That mixture is then sent to the dryer, want our employees to be safe at work, and

where it is dried into infant formula base to work under the best possible conditions,”

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Fresh lemons are so tasty,

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A Christmas tradition

The warmth of a New Zealand summer adds to the

cheer of the festive season.

While few of us ‘deck the halls with boughs of holly’

as was traditional in England in the 16th century, we

adorn our homes in a way that is similar to those in the

northern hemisphere.

Christmas is celebrated in different ways throughout

New Zealand with many people celebrating some

aspect of the festive season whether it is connecting

with distant friends, spending time with family,

entertaining, or sharing gifts.

For those with young children, a trip to Santa will

be on the list while young and old may check out the

light displays adorning certain households around

the district and city, with the Seawards’ Christmas

light display topping the list.

Every year, Carl and Maureen Seaward put on a

wonderful light show that draws thousands of people to

their 650 Shands Road property near Prebbleton. Over

300,000 lights form an interactive display, accompanied by

synchronised music. The light display is open every night

from 8.30pm to midnight, until the 30th December, with a

charge of $5 for those over 15 years.

By now the Christmas tree will no doubt be up and

adorned with tinsel and colourful baubles. Some observe a

tradition of adding a new decoration to the collection each

year, adding a little more interest. Colourful streamers,

wreathes, fresh Lillies and Poinsettia will also increase

the festive feeling.

Delegate decorating tasks and present wrapping

to the older children who might be encouraged to

make paper streamers, create a table centrepiece,

and decorate their own Christmas paper. Making

shortbread in Christmas shapes, fudge and other

edible treats will also keep them occupied.

For those who have last minute shopping to do,

there are some wonderful gift ideas for all ages, in

the local shops around the district.

If hosting family and friends on Christmas Day and dining

indoors, the Christmas table could be laid out the night

before. A festive table cloth and Christmas decorations will

add sparkle and a candle centrepiece will create atmosphere

if dining at night.

If dining alfresco, Christmas decorations will help set the

mood and can be as simple as tossing tinsel over potted

plants or hanging LED Christmas lights.

Listing tasks to do and when each should be done can help

if hosting a large group. Carrying out any food preparation

that can be completed early will also take the pressure off

on Christmas Day, allowing you more time to relax with the

family.

As we farewell the old year and see in a new one, custom

requires Christmas decorations to be left up until after the

12th night (about the 5th January). If you miss that date,

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Birds cause spouting problems

Birds nesting in roof gutters can be a

fire hazard. Their eggs and chicks attract

rats and mice that make their home and

build nests in the roof cavity, chewing on

electrical wiring when hungry leading to

the potential for a fire.

The debris left by birds’ nests is also a

problem if a downpour blocks spouting

and water seeps into the roof. This can

cause considerable damage to wall linings

and other materials. Leaf litter can also

cause flooding.

“Leaves can sit in spouting for weeks

and become soggy when it rains,” advises

Rohan, owner of Gum Leaf.

While this is a greater problem in autumn

when trees lose their leaves, windy summer

days can also blow tree matter onto the

roof of the house. If your home does

sustain damage due to blocked spouting,

a concern is being covered by insurance

as many insurers will not pay out, if they

consider damage incurred was due to a lack

of maintenance that might otherwise have

prevented the problem.

These issues are easily solved when Gutter

Guard is fitted to your roof. This expanded

steel mesh product, which looks a bit like a

cheese grater, prevents birds from nesting

in your spouting and from leaf litter or tree

debris settling there. It also takes away the

need to clean out roof gutters as everything

slides off. Birds find it hard to get a grip so

go somewhere else to roost, taking away

that annoying effect of ‘bird poop’ down

your windows.

Gutter Guard is produced from

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of time as your roof and it can be colour

matched to blend with it, merging

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For those reliant on collecting water from

the roof, Gutter Guard is a worthy addition

to the home as it eliminates the potential

for contamination through rubbish and

vermin getting into the water system via

the spouting.

Gum Leaf is the South Island supplier of

Gutter Guard, which Rohan and his team

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Pools are great for family fun

Home pools are a draw card for

entertaining. Your children will spend

more time at home with the family and

invite their friends over, rather than ask

you to transport them around so much,

giving you more time to relax after a busy

year. Friends and family may also pop in

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water spouts, which can be mounted on

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aspect at night if the area is lit up (even in

winter). The sound of water flowing is also

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Pool lights offer the opportunity to swim

and entertain after dark, adding atmosphere

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With a swim trainer, you can practice

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If the chore of pulling the pool cover

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Lagoon Pools also supply Elite covers,

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Bring colour into your garden

Colourful flowers, shrubs and trees add beauty to the

garden, lifting our outdoor environment with many

plants adding a tinge of colour in their blooms, leaf

colour or bark.

Over summer, dahlia, hydrangea, roses, hebes,

manuka, later flowering azaleas, lavender, petunias,

marigolds, dianthus and calendula will all bring colour

to the mix. For new gardens, these, like other plants

in your garden, will need the water kept up as they get

established.

As autumn emerges chrysanthemums provide a

contrast as does pineapple sage, keeping bees coming

around to feast on the latter’s deep crimson flowers

that signal winter’s on its way.

Over the cooler period, leucadendron, grevilleas and

hellebores put on a show as will the odd pansy. As the

rocket flowers, avoid the temptation to pull it out so

bees can enjoy its offering and you can harvest a little

seed for future crops.

When spring rolls round again, bulbs that have been

planted in the cooler months like daffodils, tulips,

jonquils, sol de ors, hyacinths, snowdrops and crocus

will bring yellows, blues and more colour in, popping

their heads up to signal winter is over. Gardens often

look their best and most colourful in spring when fruit

trees blossom and shrubs like rosemary and lilac are

covered in flowers and bees. Magnolia trees will be in

bloom while camellias and rhododendrons will put on

an impressive show.

Flowering plants provide nectar for native birds

and bees, with the latter often drawn into the garden

by taller plants, especially those with mauve, blue or

yellow flowers, explaining why so many can be seen on

rosemary, marjoram and calendula flowers.

Banksia, kōwhai, kakabeak, flaxes, five-finger, tree

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HOME PROFESSIONALS

Garden hideaways

With the really hot weather that arrived

early in December, this season is shaping

up to be one of those particularly warm

summers when having shaded areas will

be essential to enjoying spending time

outdoors.

Sun shades over decks, screens that

block the sun, vines covering pergolas and

secluded areas in the garden all help to make

the extreme temperatures more bearable

while also offering a place away from chilly

easterly breezes or gusty nor’ west winds.

Planting areas of your garden for shade

will offer a wonderful spot to sit with a book,

coffee or wine while making your outdoor

space much more interesting for young and

old alike. Rather than putting only borders

of your section into garden, bring out

the odd bed with a paved or grassed path

between two areas of planting for an idyllic

spot to linger, and cool place to work in the

garden on those really hot days.

Trees offer the height and opportunity

for shade. Add in shrubs that grow around

fence height with lower growing plants

including flowers at the base, for the perfect

makings of a botanical looking garden that

will be stunning to look at. A full garden

need not be a lot of work when mulch is

spread around, or a forest garden approach

taken where there is little bare space.

Lush broad leafy green shrubs add real

character to a garden though may need

more watering. In contrast, tropical looking

palms, cacti and succulents are dry lovers

enjoying full sun and minimal water. Be

mindful too that raised garden beds will dry

out more so plants in these areas will need

extra watering.

In shadier parts of the garden, that offer

shelter from the frosts and where watering

can be kept up, pungas and ferns will

provide a lush look. Other natives, like

pittosporums are much hardier and also

fast growers, coping more readily with dry

conditions. These are wonderful for an

almost instant green belt though will need

cutting back when established. They might

also be used for a hedge as can be photinia,

abelia, corokia, grisilinia, Mexican orange

blossom, taller growing buxus, or feijoa for

a fruity option.

If gardening is not your thing, you can

still brighten your outdoors with rustic,

earthy colours on walls and fences along

with fence art. White is reflective and glary

so not such a good choice for sun shades

and outdoor blinds in a sunny spot. Tone

light colours down by positioning a few

large potted plants around your patio

or deck. Constructing fences or having

commercially made wind breaks installed

are also good ways to offer shelter for your

garden so you can make the most of the

lovely hot days ahead.

New garden centre open!

Selwyn’s plant specialists

Sharon CroftS

LandSCape d e S ign

• Consultations • Design Concepts • Planting Plans

Wishing you all the best for Christmas

and the new year ahead.

- Landscaping plants for all projects

- Ornamental & Specimen trees

- Canterbury’s largest range of natives

- Hedging & Topiaries

- Fruit & Nut plants

Get great planting advice

from our friendly team

- Open 7 Days

P. 329 6229

M. 0274 311 558

s-crofts@xtra.co.nz

www.sharoncrofts.co.nz

Corner SH1 & Robinsons Rd - 0800 800 352 - southernwoods.co.nz

Merry Christmas

from The Outdoor Space

We thank you so much for

your clientele during 2017

Paving, Irrigation, Lawns, Planting, Fences, Pergolas, Water-features,

Outdoor fires, Raised Vege beds, Decks, Artificial grass & more...

Call Aaron & the team today! Phone: 03 3474422 or 021542402

Email: landscapeyouroutdoorspace@gmail.com

www.theoutdoorspace.co.nz

Summer iS here...

So its a great time to start

thinking about your new lawn.

Give us a call and we can come

and give you a free quotation!

Kirk Macfarlane, Canterbury Lawns Ltd

347 4000 | 0274 56 7777

kirk@canterburylawns.co.nz

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SELWYN TIMES

Scrabble Club

Wednesday, 1.30-3.30pm

Go along to the Scrabble

Club. No obligation, just go

along when you can and join

the friendly group. Some boards

provided, but feel free to bring

your own. No fee.

Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre, 341

Halswell Rd

Holiday Activity – 3D

Printing Demo

Wednesday, 2-3pm

Go and see what summer

surprises get 3D printed at your

library. This is an informal

drop-in session to have a look

at how 3D printing works. Free,

no bookings required. Caregiver

required.

Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre, 341

Halswell Rd

Faringdon Christmas Pool

Party

Wednesday, 2-4pm

Go along and celebrate the

festive season at the Selwyn

Aquatic Centre. Santa has come

early this year and there is a

brand new big inflatable design

to be revealed. Normal pool

admissions apply. Activities in

the main pool are for competent

swimmers eight years-plus,

otherwise parent supervision is

required.

Email georgia.oconnor@starmedia.kiwi

by 5pm each Wednesday

Selwyn Aquatic Centre,

Broadlands Drive

Knit ‘n’ Yarn

Thursday, 1-3pm

Go along to the sitting room

in the library for a relaxing

crafternoon. Take along your

knitting, crochet, stitching or

any other handcraft and enjoy

the company of others. Share

skills and be inspired in a

friendly, relaxing environment.

Beginners are very welcome.

Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre, 341

Halswell Rd

Musical Instrument Jams

Thursday, 3.30-7pm

Book a time to go solo or

have a silent practice with up

to four band-mates. There will

be electronic drums, a digital

piano, a Roland session mixer,

mics and headphones available

for budding musicians. You can

also take in your own electric

instruments and plug into the

session mixer.

Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre, 341

Halswell Rd

Holiday Activity – Make your

Own Popsicle Stick Decoration

Friday, 2-4pm

Create gorgeous popsicle stick

and jigsaw piece Christmas

JOLLY TIME: Go along to Lincoln’s Christmas Twilight Market on Thursday. The market is the

perfect place to start off the festive season, get in the Christmas spirit and buy those last minute

gifts for family and friends. There will be a special visit from Santa between 4-6pm before he

heads off to the North Pole. Lots of festive activities – make a Xmas card, watch a dance display

or listen to all those Christmas favourites from the Selwyn Community Choir and Selwyn Youth

Choir. There will be lots of artisan craft stalls, including bootees and bibs, cute soft toys, crochet

and knitted gifts, hand-made clothing, jewelry, wooden gifts, cushions and designer homeware.

The event will be held on Thursday, 4-7pm, on the green beside the Lincoln Library and Service

Centre, Gerald St. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/lincolnmarket

decorations to decorate your

Christmas tree at home, Free,

no bookings required. All ages

welcome. Caregiver required.

Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre, 341

Halswell Rd

Christmas Time Tunnel

Runs until Saturday, 9pm-

10pm

Experience the wonder of the

first Christmas. Featuring an

illuminated 250m bush tunnel

and many surprises along

the way. Gold coin donation.

For more information, go to

https://www.facebook.com/

events/129915137696371/

293 Waterholes Road, Rolleston

Selwyn Gallery Summer

Collection

Runs until February 1

A summer collection from

artist members showcasing

all mediums of art as well as

some work by new artists. This

diverse range of works will have

something to appeal to everyone.

The diverse range of works will

have something to appeal to

everyone. For more information,

call 021 235 0954

17 South Terrace, Darfield

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

Running Groups

Lincoln Road Runners:

Tuesday registration from

5.30pm, starts at 6pm. 3km

or 6km. Starts at Lincoln

University. Gold coin donations.

Malvern Road Runners:

Tuesday registration from

5.40pm, starts at 6pm. 3km

or 6km. Starts from Malvern

Netball Centre.

Ellesmere Road Runners:

Wednesday registration from

5.45pm, starts at 6pm. 3km or

6km walk or run. Starts from

Leeston Physiotherapy.

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Paul and the team at

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Supplies

HAY BALING

conventional baling in the

Selwyn Area, ph 027 960

5803

Caravans, Motorhomes

& Traliers

CARAVAN Wanted to

buy. Up to $5000 cash

today 027 488-5284.

Community Events

ALCOHOLICS

ANONYMOUS, If you

want to have a drink thats

your business. If you want

to stop, we can help. Phone

0800 229-6757

Curtains

www.curtainfabric-outlet.com

Fashion Designs & Colours

Discontinued Designs

End of Lines Bargain Prices

Call at Our Shop

CURTAIN FABRIC OUTLET

71 Hawdon St Sydenham

Ph 366-5026

Classifieds Contact us today Phone our local team 03 379 1100

Macrocarpa Sleepers

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Ideal for

landscaping

1-5m

We cut to

length

Classic Cars & Motorcycles

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375 dia x 2.4 long - $85.00 ea

375 dia x 1.2 long - $50.00 ea

450 dia x 1.2 long - $120.00 ea

Gardening & Supplies

Contact Sharon Carrick

(Johnston Civil Ltd)

sharon@johnstons.net.nz

or (03) 324-3744

Pick up Leeston

Phone

021 325 661

653 Ellesmere Road, Lincoln

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✤ Landscaping

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✤ Handyman Jobs

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Phone Mike Lineton

022 341 8848

Your local

Selwyn District

GARDENER/

HANDYMAN

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

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Driveways

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Excavations

• Driveways

• Car Parks

• Site Cleaning

• Demolition

• Farm Tracks

• Drain Cleaning

• Stump & Hedge

Removal

• Ashpalt Concrete

Select Services

AUTO ELECTRICAL

AUTOMOTIVE

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• OEM Electrical harness upgrades

• Harness braiding • Diagnostics • Servicing

• Air-conditioning - service & repair • Batteries

• Harness design • Electrical repairs

• Mechanical repairs • Accessories • Lights

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• Diggers – 2 Ton

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• Excavators

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• For Posthole &

Fence hole

For a Free Quote

on your next project

Phone Steve on 021 338 247

or 325 7922

Free

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Select Services

Mainland Tree Topping Ltd

Shelterbelt trimming

Owner Operator

11 Years Experience

Contact Paul Findlay

Phone : 027 636 8000

Hedge tRimming

& gaRden

maintenance

• Hedge Trimming

• Small Trees and Shrubs Topped,

Shaped or Removed

• Trenching and Digging Buckets

• Garden Maintenance

• Landscaping

• Cleanups Available

• Wood Splitter for Hire

JuSt Small

HedgeS

Stu Reid OWNER OPERATOR

Phone: (03) 325-4664 | Mobile: 021-500-519

hedgesandmore.co.nz

Living Lawns

Lawn Mowing Service. We are not your

normal mowing service. Your lawn clippings

are process for organic use and put back

into the community. Thus we don’t charge

for dumping costs and there is no franchise

fees. We mow your lawns on a regular or one

off’s. Reliable & Experience. All year round. We

provide a complete service at a reasonable

rate. Free Quotes are available.

Phone Sarah or Robert on:

027 5859889

• 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

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bedroom or office.

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Fully insulated and

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Three convenient sizes

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Large 4.2m x 2.4m

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Visit our website

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To Let

HOMESITTERS

reqd Xmas 2-3 wks.

Lovely homes / pets. Ph

Lisa 359-2323 www.

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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

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 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

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Classifieds Contact us today Phone our local team 03 379 1100

Trades & Services

CONCRETE

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

DRIVEWAYS

HARRIS

BULLDOZING LIMITED

• 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

GARDEN SUPPLIES

Parkhouse Plus/Bioblend 40 litre bags

Genuine Organic Compost

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Remember...

we are NOT in

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Trades & Services

LANDSCAPING

If you can visualise, we can create

We specialise in residential and commercial

landscaping and stonework. We pride ourselves on

quality workmanship at affordable prices.

• Stonework: Driveway entrances & Walls

Exterior house cladding

• Fences and Decking

• Paving and Patios

• Ponds and Water features

Mike Adams 021 149 9733

Email: mikerobadams@gmail.com

Website: www.stoneagelandscapes.co.nz

Public Trades Notice & Services

Stone Age

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Trades & Services

UDI PAINTING &

DECORATING

For all painting and

decorating services.

Fully Qualified

• Interior &

Exterior Painting

• Wallpapering

• Roof Painting

All work guaranteed

FREE QUOTES

Contact Udi Aale

Ph. 021 074 2075

Trades & Services

ACE HIGH

PLUMBING

All Plumbing

Gasfitting

Drainlaying

Blocked Drains

Log Fires,

Wetbacks

Gas Hotwater

Phone

021 454 864

• 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

Trades & Services

ROOF

PAINTING

Rope & harness

a speciality,

no scaffolding

required,

30 years of

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experience.

FREE QUOTES

Exterior staining,

exterior painting,

moss and mould

treatment and

waterblasting

Phone Kevin

027 561 4629

CARPET & Vinyl

lAying

Repairs, uplifting,

relaying, restretching,

E mail jflattery@xtra.

co.nz

ph 0800 003 181

or 027 2407416

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

Bellamy’s

Furniture

Furniture made to

order and restoration

by tradesman with

35yrs experience.

PH Stephen

021 073 2624

Trades & Services

lAnDSCAPing

Paving, Lawns, Irrigation,

Decking, Fencing.

Kanga & small digger

services. Check out Squire

Landscaping on facebook.

FREE QUOTES. Ph

Arthur 347-8796, 027

220-7014 Edwin 027 220-

7154

MASOnRy DAMAgED

MASOnRy??

Rock and Blocks Work Ltd

for all your brick, block

and tile laying needs.

Friendly service Licensed

Building Practitioner

phone Devon on 021 375-

888 or 03 329-5511

RJB PlUMBing

Renovations, New Houses,

Hot Water Cylinders,

Kitchens Bathroom

Upgrades, Laundries,

General Maintenance

Phone Mark 0278690026

SPiDER & Fly

COnTROl

Fully certified professional

service. Call Zero Pests

022 507 3787 or 03 595

0422

Trades & Services

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

Repairs, tvs, microwaves,

stereos, DVD. Aerial

installations and kitsets,

480 Moorhouse Ave, ph 03

379 1400

Storage

STORAGE

CONTAINERS.

$35 pw. 350 Brookside

Rd, Rolleston. Brookside

Storage on Trademe. Ph

0210650934.

Wanted To Buy

TOOLS

Garden, garage,

woodworking,

mechanical, engineering,

sawbenches, lathes, cash

buyer, ph 355-2045

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

Vehicles Public Notices Wanted

Situations Vacant

Swim School Instructors

Our community loves to swim and as a result we

are seeking to employ motivated, energetic and

enthusiastic instructors to join our supportive

and knowledgeable Learn to Swim Team.

Currently we have vacancies to work with children

of school and preschool age across a range of

weekday and weekend shifts during term time.

Weekday morning classes run between 8:15am

and 11:30am and weekend morning classes are

between 8:15am and 12:30pm. Afternoon

classes for all ages are run between 3:15pm and

6:00pm (note there are no afternoon classes on

weekends).

Having a qualification and experience in swim

teaching along with a current first aid certificate

is desirable, however training is available for the

right candidate.

To apply and find out more go to

www.sdcjobs.co.nz/Vacancies/

To apply and find out more go to

www.sdcjobs.co.nz/Vacancies/ & enter ref code:

3900533. Applications close 07 January 2018

CAR REMOVALS

$$CASH PAID$$

CARS, VANS, UTES

& 4X4 WANTED

We use world class vehicle

depollution systems

0800 8200 600

www.pickapart.co.nz

ADVERTISE YOUR

BUSINESS HERE

Phone for further details

(03) 379 1100

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Classifieds Contact us today Phone our local team 03 379 1100

Public Notice

RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

ACT 1991

Operative Status of Private Plan Change 49 –

Z & S Croft and J K Williams request to amend the land use zoning from Rural

Inner Plains to Living 3 on the corner of Lincoln Tai Tapu and Hauschilds Roads, Tai

Tapu. The request seeks to insert an Outline Development Plan and site specific

rules to facilitate the development of approximately 16 rural residential sections.

The Council decision to approve Plan Change 49 was publicly notified on

Tuesday 24 October 2017. No appeals were received by the Environment Court.

Therefore the provisions of the District Plan that relate to Private Plan Change 49

will become operative on Wednesday 17 January 2018. This notice is made in

accordance with Clause 20 of Schedule 1 of the Resource Management Act 1991.

The Selwyn District Plan may be inspected during normal working hours at

any of the Council’s Service Centres and Public Libraries at Darfield, Leeston,

Lincoln and Rolleston, and is available on the Selwyn District Council website

at www.selwyn.govt.nz.

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Looking for a property – what really counts?

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• Garaging – A standard double

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• Off-street parking – How many

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• Garden - Is there sufficient space

for your children to play or for

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disadvantages.

REAL ESTATE SPECIALISTS

38 Ridgeway Ave, Rolleston

onE MoRE LiStED!

EnquiRiES ovER $514,000

Designed with Style!

With a stunning outlook & occupying a low-maintenance section in the thriving Faringdon community is this threebedroom

home which is ideal for those seeking a lifestyle of quality and comfort. Immaculately presented inside &

out, this property hosts an attractive kitchen with breakfast bar that will please any avid cook while the free-flowing

living layout features sliding doors off the lounge that expand your space outdoors to the sun-dappled patio.

An additional patio is suitably accessed from the master bedroom which is also equipped with a walk-in wardrobe &

ensuite, while the remaining bedrooms benefit from built-in storage and share a contemporary family bathroom.

Buyers who are looking to establish themselves in this increasingly popular neighbourhood are urged to act quickly.

Contact Mike for more information.

32 Lavandula Crescent, Burnside

By nEgotiation

9 Fairmont Place, Hornby

EnquiRiES ovER $449,000

Superb Setting, Superior Space!

Situated in a private pocket of Burnside is this substantial

four-bedroom family home bordered by a beautifully

established garden setting.

The modern kitchen with granite benchtops will please

any avid entertainer, as will the multitude of living areas

which includes a conservatory that extends out to the

patio, complete with a built-in barbeque. Bedrooms and

bathrooms on each level ensure total flexibility for family

and guests, with the generously proportioned master

featuring an ensuite.

Offered to the market for the first time in 33 years this

property is bound to catch the eye of any purchaser.

Contact Stephen for more information.

Light, Bright and Sure

to Delight

Immaculately presented and constructed from

Summerhill Stone, this beautifully updated three

bedroom property represents an excellent opportunity

for first-time buyers.

The hub of the home is the lounge which has large

windows that invite natural light into the room while the

adjoining dining area and kitchen ensure everyday living

is effortless.

The low-maintenance outdoors hosts a paved patio and

beautifully established trees which contribute further

privacy. This appealing home will capture the eye of

many but can only be sold to one. Contact Mike for

more information.

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027 249 5561

Chris Finnerty

021 274 6041

trevor Mcivor

027 444 2814

Stephen Ferguson

021 224 2000

Fraser Mackintosh

027 286 8161

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For Sale

Leeston

81 Manse Road

720m 2

Price

Offers over $550,000

Contact

Noel Lowery 027 432 8859

Penny Clausen 027 895 5943

New, Luxurious, Lovely. Fully alarmed permanent material home with large workable kitchen with

walk-in pantry. Open-plan living/dining with Cassette heat pump and adjoining formal lounge with wallmounted

gas fire. Lots of external access for outdoor living. Four double bedrooms master with en suite

and dressing room. Attached carpeted double garage. | Property ID LE1613

Hei Hei | 51 Manurere Street

715m 2

An Easy Choice! This very tidy home offers open-plan kitchen/

dining, separate lounge, good sized bedrooms, separate laundry,

bathroom and toilet. Plenty of sunlight and heat pump to keep you

warm. Gas hot water and newly installed underfloor insulation. Fully

fenced section, ideal for the kids, pets and a vege patch. Double

garage with adjoining garden shed as well as off street parking.

On the bus route and within close proximity to Hornby Mall, parks,

schools and other amenities. Move in now and relax, whilst knowing

the opportunity also exists to add more value. | Property ID LN1517

Price

$379,000

Inspection

By appointment

Contact

Tracy Stevenson 027 543 9029

Leeston

23 High Street

2,077m 2

Price

$650,000

Contact

Penny Clausen 027 895 5943

Noel Lowery 027 432 8859

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 double pantries,

five burner hobb, double oven and substantial counter tops. Adjoining family/dining room with log burner

and french doors onto the veranda. Private courtyard and four car garaging | Property ID LE1618

Lincoln

5 Sunline Avenue

601m 2

Price

$670,000

Contact

Tracy Stevenson 027 543 9029

Best wishes

for a happy holiday season!

Sunny, Spacious and Sparkling. Spacious contemporary home with open-plan living/dining area that

flows seamlessly to the private and sheltered outdoor space. Separate lounge with feature wood burner.

Kitchen includes a walk-in pantry. Four double bedrooms, master with en suite and walk-in wardrobe.

Hide away study nook, separate laundry and abundant storage space. | Property ID LN1506

Springfield

70 Annavale Road

2.1 Hectares

Price

$496,500

Contact

Tracy Stevenson 027 543 9029

Peaceful Oasis With World Class Views. Beautifully presented 90m 2 three bedroom home, sunny

open-plan living. Neutral décor throughout. Log burner (with heat transfer) and heat pump. Large 16m x

9m shed consisting of two open and two closed bays. Fully fenced, with picturesque gardens and two

paddocks. Spectacular views of Mt Torlesse and the Southern Alps. | Property ID LN1516

Thanks for joining us at the Lincoln Santa Parade.

We had a great time along with many happy children at the parade with free face

painting, including Harrison Dunnet – age 3 and Jo Jo the face painter.

John Davison

027 436 4464

Ron Ferguson

027 498 6256

Tracy Stevenson

027 543 9029

Malcolm McNaughton

027 297 4297

Amy Jones

021 077 9945

Matt Collier

027 205 6626

Noel Lowery

027 432 8859

Penny Dadson-Clausen

027 895 5943

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KIRWEE

21 Walter Place

From the moment you enter this new home you'll be

impressed with the space and layout, providing

unsurpassed family living positioned for all day sun and

opening onto north facing patio. Well-appointed kitchen

featuring double ovens and scullery is centrally located

perfect for those who enjoy entertaining.

The large separate formal lounge with external access

provides excellent versatility. Study nook off the main

living leads through to the bedroom wing featuring

three double rooms, family bathroom with tiled shower,

bath and separate toilet. Master bedroom enjoys a tiled

ensuite and WIR. Logburner located in the main living

complemented by heat transfer system.

Excellent storage throughout the home plus a large

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fenced section in a quiet cul-de-sac. New builds in

Kirwee are in high demand, don't delay inspection.

VIEW By Appointment

WEB ID DFU57937

Gareth Cox

Mobile 021 250 9714

Office 03 929 0306

gareth@pb.co.nz

$589,000

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WEST MELTON

46 Torlesse Road

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come to hand the dream over to someone else.

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VIEW By Appointment

WEB ID ROL54121

Michael Robb

Mobile 027 436 7106

Office 03 929 0306

michael.robb@pb.co.nz

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Your guide to Show Homes & New Sections

in the Selwyn District

Selling a property

over summer

Traditionally, spring has been the

favoured season for showcasing a home

and garden to attract the right buyer

however over the years, the summer

holiday period has been found to be a

successful option.

“It’s an occasion when we have more

leisure time to explore and ponder

properties on offer while visiting

holidaymakers have a chance to consider

new locations and lifestyle options,”

explains Joe Brankin from Mike Pero Real

Estate, Rolleston and West Melton.

Whilst professional real estate offices

are often closed over Christmas and New

Year, most have staff available to deal with

business activity that may arise throughout

the holiday period.

For those who have a property on

the market during this time, it is just as

important to keep it presented well.

“Ensure the home has a fresh airy feeling

to help create a desirable impression,”

Keep the grass and plants looking green.

suggests Joe.

Surplus garden growth should be tidied

and where possible, lawn and garden

watering undertaken to keep the grass and

plants green and healthy looking.

Joe says that evidence of last night’s

barby is never a good look as is dirty

dishes stacked high on the bench or

unmade beds and bathrooms that have not

been cleaned. A clean and tidy house is

always a winner.

De-cluttering will also help present your

home at its best. Any furniture that is

tired is best removed and less photos and

ornaments displayed.

Strategic placement of outdoor furniture

should be practical and inviting rather

than cluttered or ‘in the way’. While you

may think your dog or cat is adorable,

when the home is open for viewing your

pet is best out of the house so tie up your

dog or better still, take it a walk.

Have a wander around your property

to see what needs fixing. Do the paths

need sweeping or plants trimmed back,

especially from a walk way. Fix the little

problems like a dripping tap or cracked

window and re-shingle paths and

driveways that are getting a bit bare. While

we often live with these things, they may

put a buyer off.

Where a house is vacant, it will be more

attractive to buyers and likely achieve a

higher price if it is staged with tasteful

furniture and accessories, a task that can

be undertaken by a company specialising

in this service. Staging allows a prospective

buyer to imagine how they would live in

the home and how their belongings would

fit into each room.

Properties sell all year round and while

we may be on holiday, the right buyer

for your home may be out looking these

summer holidays.

Ensure the home

has a fresh airy feel.

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Show

home

Guide

Homes by Parklane

“Standout Homes for an Outstanding Price”

Flemington, Lincoln

6 Craig Thompson Drive

Wed to Sun 12pm - 4pm

Wigram

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Mon to Fri 9am - 5pm

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www.homesbyparklane.co.nz

Closed from 21 Dec, Reopen 8 Jan

4 2 2 2

Strategic Homes

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Wed to Sun 12pm - 4pm

Ph (03) 963 8841 or 0274 359 333

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Great house & land

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David Reid Homes

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Closes Mon 11 Dec

Prebbleton

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Fri, Sat, Sun 12pm - 4pm

Closed 23 Dec. Reopen 12 Jan

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Versatile Homes and Buildings

Flemington, Lincoln

8 Craig Thompson Drive

Open Thursday to Sunday,

12.00pm to 4.00pm or by appointment

Closed 18 Dec. Reopen 11 Jan.

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Hornby 3 Springs Road

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Peter Ray Homes

Prestons

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Wigram Skies, Wigram

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Wishing everyone a safe

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Holidays

from Flemington

Wishing you a Merry Christmas

and a Happy New Year.

Over the holiday period our site office will be

closed from December 20 th to January 13 th .

We look forward seeing you in the new year.

www.flemington.co.nz

First National

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021 364 422

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Is it better to buy or sell first?

While buying your first home can be a

nerve-wracking experience, buying your

second (or third) isn’t much easier. First

home buyers may face a whole bunch

of barriers, but the stakes can feel pretty

high for people who are looking to upsize,

downsize or just move house due to family

circumstances or job changes.

In many ways, the process is the same.

You need to write your wish list – where

the property is, what size it is – and think

about how much you want to spend. This is

where the buy first or sell first conundrum

comes in, because it’s much easier to figure

out how much you have to spend if you

have already sold your first property. A

property is only worth what someone is

prepared to pay for it at the time that it’s for

sale. It’s unwise to hedge your bets solely

on an algorithm-generated valuation, the

back-of-an-envelope calculation or recent

rating valuations.

Selling first means you have freed up

any equity and you have a firmer budget

to work with. However, in a slow market

it can mean that you are left scrambling

to find ‘the one’. Even if you do find the

right property, it can take longer than you

might anticipate to reach settlement on it,

which means you may have an unspecified

period between exiting your last home and

moving into your new one. This can be

particularly tough for people with children

and pets, especially in an area or at a time

of year when there is a lot of competition

for short-term rentals. If you do sell first,

it’s a good idea to try to negotiate a longer

settlement period to give yourselves a bit

more breathing space. Ask your real estate

agent and lawyer for advice on how to do

this for – because you’re the seller, you get

to set the terms and conditions for your

sale process.

Buying first makes sense in lots of ways,

particularly if your search area is very

defined. If a property that ticks all the

boxes comes on the market it can be hard

to resist the pull of putting an offer on it.

If you decide to go for it, you’ll need good

financial advice and nerves of steel. If your

offer is accepted you may find yourself

in the position of owning two properties

– and having to service their respective

mortgages if the settlement dates don’t

align perfectly. It can feel like an eternity

while you wait for your first property to

sell, and if the market suddenly slows it

can be tempting to take the first offer you

receive in order to get the place off your

hands.

Before you do anything rash, talk to your

lender or a mortgage broker about what

your options are in this situation. You are

likely to need bridging finance to cover

your offer on the new home – depending on

your circumstances and the method of sale

you may need access to these funds quite

quickly. Be aware that owning two homes

will also have insurance implications – you

will need both to be covered.

If you are planning to buy first, you can

make the sale of your existing property a

condition of your offer. While this takes

the pressure off, it may also make your

offer less attractive to a seller. A good

compromise may be to try to negotiate a

longer settlement when you buy the new

property, which will give you more time to

sell. Talk to the real estate agent selling the

property to find out how you can negotiate

this in a way that the seller will be happy

with.

There’s no perfect, one-size-fits-all

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market, and ask them for an assessment

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Tackle all those jobs around the house that

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Homes by Parklane

“Standout Homes for an Outstanding Price”

Flemington, Lincoln

6 Craig Thompson Drive

Wed to Sun 12pm - 4pm

Wigram

2 Harvard Avenue

Mon to Fri 9am - 5pm

Master Builders House of the Year 2017

Gold Reserve Award Winning Showhome

(03) 341 3000 or 029 201 2453

www.homesbyparklane.co.nz

Closed from Dec 21, Reopen 8 Jan

Strategic Homes

Halswell

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

www.versatile.co.nz

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 (Open 7 days)

Faringdon, Rolleston

572 & 574 East Madisons Road

12pm to 4pm Mon to Sun (Open 7 days)

www.peterrayhomes.co.nz

To advertise in

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Contact Elaine:

(03) 364 7436

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