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WEEDONS residents are

being called on to help fight

a proposed new quarry in

Templeton.

Fulton Hogan put forward a

plan for a new 170ha quarry on

Templeton’s Dawsons, Curraghs

and Jones Rds last week.

Templeton Residents’

Association chairman Garry

Kilday has organised a meeting

with the Weedons Residents’

Association tonight at 7.30pm

in St Saviour’s Anglican Church

on Kirk Rd to establish petitions

opposing the quarry.

Mr Kilday said the concern

is as the boundary between the

Selwyn District Council and

Christchurch City Council is

Dawsons Rd, the district

council may not be as inclined

to listen to non-ratepaying

constituents.

Weedons association secretary

Gary Doyle said the group

had not yet met to discuss the

issues the quarry would bring.

But it would be supporting the

Templeton group.

“There will definitely be

traffic implications for us,” he

said.

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Support to help fight quarry plan sought

•From page 1

The announcement comes as

Yaldhurst residents continue

to battle the noise and dust

effects from nearby quarries,

which have forced them to wear

protective face masks outside

their own homes. Testing

stations have been set up in

Yaldhurst to monitor air

quality.

Mr Kilday said the proposal

has sparked “major concerns” for

nearby homes in terms of dust,

noise and heavy traffic.

“The more we look into it,

there are more and more issues

. . . the dust and noise has the

potential to reduce house prices.

People could be out of pocket

because of this,” he said.

In a letter sent to residents

near the proposed quarry, Fulton

Hogan said it would be there for

25 to 40 years to “keep up with

ongoing demand for aggregates

for Greater Christchurch.”

“We see this location as being

suitable because the site has few

neighbours and is close to State

Highway One,” the letter said.

The association is also worried

about the impact on residents’

health the dust could have.

Mr Kilday said during southerly

winds, homes could be inundated

with dust, which could

have an impact on health.

PLANS: The area where Fulton Hogan wants to put a quarry on Dawsons, Curraghs and

Jones Rds.

“Reading up on the impact

silica in dust can have on respiratory

health is a huge concern,”

Mr Kilday said. “We just don’t

want it to get to the point where

we have to wear masks.”

But Fulton Hogan said it is

working on “key quarry management

plans” regarding dust

and noise.

The company will apply for resource

consents from the Selwyn

District Council and Environment

Canterbury in February.

Said the letter: “While there

is a formal council process to go

through before we can operate

on the block, our preference is

to meet with people face to face

before that starts and listen to

your views.”

Mr Kilday said although going

up against Fulton Hogan was a

“David and Goliath” situation,

he believed the voices of the

people should be heard.

The group has also contacted

MP Amy Adams, city councillor

Jimmy Chen and Halswell-

Hornby-Riccarton Community

Board chairman Mike Mora. But

due to the holiday period, it has

not heard back.

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Springfield chief fire officer Grant

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cause of the fire was spontaneous

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“There are no other indicators,”

he said. Springfield, Sheffield and

Kirwee fire brigades were called

to the blaze about 3am on Sunday.

Mr Williams said the owners of

the hayshed were “pretty gutted”

as they lost a lot of hay.

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Meet Jonty: The cancer sufferer

UPBEAT: Star Media events manager Vanessa Fleming and

Jonty out for a run.

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Andrew King reports

IN MARCH last year, Juliet and

Hamish Gray got some of the

worst news a parent could receive

– their eight-year-old son had

cancer.

Jonty Gray had been “offcolour”

for a few weeks and

was having regular headaches.

On a family trip over Easter

weekend last year he became

breathless while walking up a

hill and developed bruises on his

body.

His family returned from

Wanaka and took him to

Christchurch Hospital where

he was diagnosed with T-cell

leukaemia.

Fast-forward 21 months and

the 10-year-old’s outcome is

looking positive after numerous

hospital visits, about six to

nine months of intensive

chemotherapy, and plenty of

support from his family, friends

and hospital staff.

In March next year, Jonty has

been asked to sound the horn

which will start thousands of

participants off in the Star Media

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It seems fitting considering

his role as an ambassador with

partner charity, the Child Cancer

Foundation.

Participants will be able to start

their own fundraising pages or

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will be fundraising on the day, or

make a one-off donation.

Those who have signed up for

the event can also visit the Child

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receive a post-run sports massage

by giving a donation.

Mrs Gray, who is a dentist,

said Jonty is responding well to

chemotherapy, which he will

finish in July 2019.

Then doctors will monitor his

bone marrow and watch for any

side effects from the medication

used to treat his cancer.

When he first started showing

signs of being unwell, it wasn’t

apparent at the start just how sick

he was.

“We just told him to drink

more water and go to bed

earlier,” Mrs Gray said as he was

complaining of headaches.

When he was admitted to

hospital, he was diagnosed

straight away. “You think it

can’t be happening to your

family, but then that is not true

as two to three children are

diagnosed with cancer each

week,” she said.

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who is City2Surf bound

“I had a game with another

patient where we would try

to do the most crazy thing we

could think of while attached

to the pump. So I scooted

around the wards with it. But

then she brought in a unicycle

and carried a baby around

while attached to her pump.

That was hard to beat,” he

laughed.

He also has fun with the

hospital staff.

“We play a game with the

anaesthetist where he will set a

total for me to count to before

I fall asleep,” he said.

He said he had beaten the

anaesthetist a few times, but

some times he would cheat.

“I would pretend to push

the button that started the

drugs and start counting, by

time they had realised that I

hadn’t pushed it I had already

counted to about 10,” he

laughed.

Jonty attends Cashmere

Primary School and will be

starting year six next year. He

loves to draw and has taken to

designing houses.

Earlier in the year, he

designed new railroad lines

for Kaikoura to replace

the ones damaged in the

HELP: Jonty Gray and mum Juliet have been blown away

by the support they have received from the Child Cancer

Foundation, friends and hospital staff during his battle with

leukaemia.

earthquakes.

While he does get tired

easy, he loves to get out and

play sports including touch

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for his school and hockey for

Southern United.

“I like hitting balls and

scoring goals and blocking

them,” he said.

The one thing that really gets

under his skin is he can’t eat

sushi, unless it is freshly made,

because of his low immunity.

“It annoys me. I love sushi,”

he said.

Jonty has an older brother

and sister.

Olivia, 20, recently raised

more than $2800 for the

foundation by running in

the Dunedin Marathon.​His

brother Angus, 18, who he just

calls ‘Gus’, is an idol of Jonty’s.

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•The Sport Canterbury

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Chance to play with idols

• By Georgia O’Connor-

Harding

WELL-KNOWN Lincoln

musician Dave McKenzie

has been a long-time

fan of country band The

Warratahs.

In March, he may get

to perform live on stage

with the band as part of

the musical festival Selwyn

Sounds.

McKenzie was 17 when

he first saw The Warratahs

play live at the Gore Guitar

Awards in the late 80s.

He was on leave from the

Royal New Zealand Air

Force visiting his parents

in Southland when they

decided to travel to watch

the band play.

He recalls buying the

band’s album soon after

hearing them perform live.

“I have got a few of

their albums and they are

bloody good, really good.

“When I was home

on leave The Warratahs

were playing at pubs, you

couldn’t get in because it

was so packed,” he said.

Now, nearly 30 years on,

he has an opportunity to

play with The Warratahs

at Selwyn Sounds (Lincoln

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Domain, March 3).

A jam session the day

before will determine if

he steps up on stage with

them. He would like to

play The Warratahs’ St

Peter’s Rendezvous.

The idea to play with The

Warratahs stemmed from

a few drinks with Selwyn

Sounds promoter David

Parlane.

Said Mr Parlane: “I said

wouldn’t it be great if you

could have a little jam session.

He said: ‘That would

be great,’ so I said, why

don’t I ring Barry Saunders

( band’s vocalist/guitarist)

right now and ask?”

Saunders said McKenzie

could get up on stage and

play a song instead,

Tickets for Selwyn

Sounds are nearly sold out,

Mr Parlane said.

“I believe it will be a

complete sellout if things

continue how they are.”

McKenzie is a guitarist/

vocalist who performs in a

duo called SouthField with

vocalist Katrina Keenan.

They played at Selwyn

Sounds last year.

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Steve McLennan, 70,

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Tell me how you got involved

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I was friends with a guy whose

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you kind of just get roped into it.

He used to say to me: ‘There is no

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around the district because of

my spraying business. It is good

local knowledge, like knowing

all the roads and farms and you

CLOSE COUPLE: Steve McLennan and wife Wendy. Meals have often been put back in the oven

when fires have needed fighting.

can pass that on to the younger hard work. But the Port Hills fire

guys coming through. That is was probably the biggest I have

why I have kept around. People been involved with. We spent a

are always using my knowledge. lot of time loading helicopters

What is the biggest fire you with water and battling the blaze

have been involved in?

on Worsleys Spur. That is where

There have been some pretty you saw the full extent of that

big plantation fires we tackled fire up and around those houses.

years ago near Rakaia that took It is not just fires you guys

days to put out and were really deal with, what are some of the

PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

other memorable call-outs you

have had?

I spent the first 19 hours at the

CTV site after the earthquake

(February 22, 2011). It wasn’t the

best place to be but you do what

you got to do.

What was it like?

As an officer, I was keeping the

tankers moving at the scene to

cart water in. We were fighting

the fire in the lift well. I was

right there. It wasn’t the place

you wanted to be. We didn’t

have a lot of training around

earthquake stuff and we did our

best. The big thing was everyone

knew people were trapped and

were working hard to free them.

You could see the TV cameras

pointed at us and that was a bit

upsetting as we were just there to

do a job.

You had a hand in catching

two arsonists about three years

ago. Tell me about that?

We were called to a suspicious

house fire in Little River on New

Year’s Eve. On our way back

we found a hay barn on fire

in Kaituna Valley, which was

also suspicious. While we were

fighting that fire, we were turned

to another hay barn alight on

Tai Tapu Rd and some trees on

fire at the Tai Tapu golf course.

We knew there was an arsonist

running around. On our way to

a flare up a few days later at one

of the hay barn fires, we took a

shortcut to the scene and saw a

car sitting watching the flames

from a distance. We handed the

licence plate number to police

and they were arrested for the

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Local

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Now

Fire rages, homes at risk

once you get on it’s hard to get off’

You must have attended a few

crashes over the years? What is

it like to turn out to those?

I would hate to say how many

road accidents I have been to.

You get hardened to them but

they sort of stick with you.

Any that stand out in your

mind?

I wouldn’t want to single any

out. They are all bad. You brace

yourself for the worst scenario

when you are heading there. It is

easier to ramp down than up.

So what paid the bills in

between catching arsonists and

putting out blazes?

I spent 24-and-a-half years

working for Fulton Hogan in

Central Otago in the transport

and cartage division before I

moved to Canterbury in 1988.

Then I was the freight manager

for Maxwell Brothers for a few

years before starting my own

agricultural spraying business in

1994. I sold that about three years

ago now and I am semi-retired.

Semi-retired?

Well, I am now paid by the

Fire Service to drive new fire

trucks from Wellington to their

destination anywhere in the top

of the South Island. There are

not many weeks where I am not

driving a big red truck around.

FAST AND SLOW: Steve McLennan at speed in a TQ midget car at Waitati Speedway, and

standing in front of one of the trucks he drove in 1966.

What else do you do for the

Fire Service?

I have been involved in a

number of competitions in the

fire brigade, including 22 years

as an official. There are four

different divisions they compete

in – waterways, road crash

rescue, driving, and the combat

challenge. I also represented

the United Fire Brigades’

Association and was the chair

of the Mid-Canterbury subassociation

and the Canterbury

Provincial Association. I am also

a life member of both of those

organisations.

Outside of the service, what

do you get up to?

I used to be into speedway

racing when I was in Central

Otago. I raced TQ (threequarter)

midget cars. I actually

hold the record for the fastest

four laps and fastest six laps at

Waitati Speedway, which was

closed down in the late 70s.

They can’t take that from me.

I had a bit of a go in Ellesmere

for a couple of years but the

business took priority and I gave

that away about two years ago.

We get out and watch it when we

can.

So tell me about your family?

I am married to my lovely

wife Wendy, who has stuck with

me through the 30-odd years of

me in the service. She has put

a few dinners back in the oven

while I chase flames. We have

been married for 43 years. We

have two grown-up children.

My daughter, Jody Phillipson, is

married with two children and

works in the travel industry. My

son, Dave McLennan, is a talent

scout for the Crusaders.

Hold on. Your son works for

the Crusaders, but you are from

Central Otago – how does that

work?

It makes for short phone calls

when we play each other and one

comes out on top. I don’t get any

hand-me-down clothes from the

Crusaders either.

Would you want a Crusaders

jersey?

No.

What is the season looking

like for fires?

She is a bit dry out there. It

will be a funny one. The spring

rain has boosted the fuel sitting

around with plenty of grass

growth throughout the region.

But the frustrating thing is people

don’t take notice of what they are

told. Some are burning rubbish in

no fire season. It is a no-brainer.

What do you say to those

people?

All you can do is extinguish

the fire, take their details and

leave it to the Fire Service. Some

people you would like to throw

everything at them, but you have

to show professionalism. It is

easier to shake your head and say

nothing sometimes.

I can feel the frustration. So

any big plans for the year?

The plan is to go whitebaiting

as Wendy and I both love it. We

have been going to more subdued

spots for the past three years after

Wendy got swept out to sea near

the Rakaia River mouth. Luckily

she was washed back into shore

by the breakers but it was pretty

scary. I love whitebait, but I love

my wife more.

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VIOLENT: Stellar are set to re-unite for Selwyn Sounds in March at Lincoln Domain.

Right – Jimmy Barnes is part of an extensive array of acts for the March 3 event.

LAwyERS

Stellar act for Selwyn Sounds

• By Julia Evans

BOH RUNGA has been busy

with her new jewellery store in

Ponsonby, Auckland.

But on March 3 she’ll be getting

Stellar back together and

heading to Lincoln Domain for

Selwyn Sounds.

The day-long music

festival follows last year’s

inaugural event, which saw

Kiwi music heavyweights the

Jordan Luck Band, Mi-Sex

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and Dragon play to a crowd of

about 8000.

Growing up in Hornby

with sister Bic, Runga said she

hadn’t spent much time in the

small town but had been to

several of Lincoln University’s

notorious parties.

“My father went to Lincoln

College but I just went to parties,”

she said.

She’s looking forward to

playing so close to home, she

said “people are always happy

you’ve come to play.”

But Stellar isn’t officially

back together. The March

festival could be a bit of a test,

Runga hasn’t ruled out a full

reunion.

“I’m not sure if we are back

together per se, we are doing

some gigs and we always had

fun doing that. We’ll see where

us hanging out again leads,”

Runga said.

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SUMMER

in

SELWYN

YOUR GUIDE TO UPCOMING SUMMER EVENTS IN SELWYN

In January

Check out the Summer in Selwyn

events for January!

The full Summer in Selwyn guide can be

collected from Council offices, Selwyn

District Libraries, Lincoln Event Centre or

the Rolleston Community Centre.

Pop-Up Library at Foster Park

Playground

Monday 8 January, 2.30–4.30pm

Monday 15 January, 2.30–4.30pm

Wednesday 24 January, 10am–12pm

Thursday 25 January, 10.30am–12.30pm

The Mobile Library will be popping up at the new Foster Park

Playground during the summer holidays. Take part in free, fun

activities, play games, explore the mobile library and more!

Kawaii Crafts

Tuesday 9 January – Lincoln Library, 10.30–11.30am

Thursday 11 January – Leeston Library, 10–11am

Thursday 11 January – Rolleston Library, 10.30–11.30am

Monday 15 January – Darfield Library, 2–3pm

Monday 22 January – Rolleston Library, 2–3pm

Thursday 25 January – Lincoln Library, 10.30–11.30am

Love Hello Kitty and Pushkin? Have a go at origami, bookmarks,

and hand-sewing cute cat cushions! Recommended for children

age eight and over, book online www.selwynlibraries.co.nz.

Games Challenge

Wednesday 10 January – Darfield Library, 10am–12pm

Wednesday 10 January – Glentunnel Community Centre, 2.30–3.30pm

Tuesday 16 January – Lincoln Library, 10am–12pm

Tuesday 16 January – Tai Tapu Library, 2–3pm

Thursday 18 January – Leeston Library, 10am–12pm

Thursday 18 January – Dunsandel Sports Centre, 2–3pm

Wednesday 24 January – Rolleston Library, 10am–12pm

Wednesday 24 January – West Melton Community Centre, 2–3pm

Bring your family, friends, or just yourself! Games of all sizes for all ages. No bookings

required, but spaces limited.

Creative Tech

Saturday 13 January, all Selwyn District Libraries, 2–3.30pm

Come and have a go at our Alternate Reality colouring in, and our

Green Screen Selfie Space. Suitable for all school aged children.

Bookings not required but spaces are limited. BYOD recommended.

Think, Create, Write!

Thursday 11 January – Lincoln Library, 10.30–11.30am

Tuesday 16 January – Rolleston Library, 10.30–11.30am

Monday 22 January – Darfield Library, 10–11am

Tuesday 23 January – Leeston Library, 2–3pm

Ever seen a ‘zine? Make and illustrate your own digital or paper

book. Bookings not required, spaces limited.

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New World Rolleston Picnic in the Park

Thursday 18 January, Springfield Domain, 5.30–7.30pm

Thursday 25 January, Springston Domain, 5.30–7.30pm

Pop down to your local park with family and friends for a picnic.

Live music, bouncy castles, facepainting, Pedalmania, entertainment

and much more. Activities for all ages and prizes up for grabs. Free

sausage sizzle and coffee available for purchase.

Lake Crichton Series Triathlon and Duathlon

Friday 19 January, 9 February and 2 March, Lake Crichton, Dunsandel

Enter individually or in a team, with options of short and long courses available. To enter visit

www.selwynsportstrust.org.nz. spaces limited.

Teddies’ Overnight Adventures

Friday 19–Saturday 20 January, all Selwyn District Libraries

Is your teddy looking for a fun adventure? Your teddy is welcome to spend the night having fun at

your local library. Collect your teddy the following day and discover what adventures and mischief

it had during the night in the library, listen to a story or two, and take some selfies with our green

screen! More information at www.selwynlibraries.co.nz.

New World Rolleston Teddy

Bears’ Picnic

Saturday 20 January, 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, faeries, bouncy castles, toddlers’ gym and more.

Faringdon Pool Parties

Darfield Pool, Sunday 21 January, 2–4pm

Southbridge Pool, Sunday 28 January, 2–4pm

Head to your local community 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

Wednesday 24 January, Darfield Skate Park, 3.30–5.30pm

Head to your local 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!

Selwyn Summer Reading BINGO Live Prize Draws

Saturday 27 January–Thursday 1 February, all Selwyn District Libraries

Live prize draws for those playing Selwyn Summer Reading BINGO. Hand in your completed

cards to your local library by 5pm Friday 26 January and attend the live prize draw to win! More

information at www.selwynlibraries.co.nz.

More Events!

For a complete list of the Summer in Selwyn events taking place

from now through to April, visit Facebook and the Council website.

Follow us on Facebook for up-to-date event information.

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Playhouse built by prisoners to benefit families

A WOODEN playhouse built

by prisoners will now be used

by several families throughout

Selwyn.

Prisoners at Rolleston Prison

built the playhouse as part of

their trade training and gifted

it to Selwyn Parenting Network

before Christmas to be raffled.

Rolleston mother-of-two

Rachael Lindsay was drawn the

winner.

But Ms Lindsay bought the

raffle tickets to support the

network. So when she won, she

wondered what to do with the

playhouse as her sons, aged 10

and 12, were a bit older.

She decided to donate it to

the network so other families in

Selwyn could enjoy it.

Network co-ordinater Kate

Webb said it was a lovely thing

to do.

“She has totally stunned us all

with the most kindest Christmas

gesture of donating the

playhouse to Selwyn Parenting

Network in recognition of the

work we do in the community

– a believer in paying it forward

and seeing other young Selwyn

families enjoy it.”

Formed in June 2010, the

Selwyn Parenting Network is

a community group providing

support and network opportunities

for parents and caregivers of

children of any age.

Ms Webb said the community

had changed after the

earthquakes, and the network

wanted to do more to help

families feel connected and

supported.

It now organises more regular

coffee catch-ups, speakers and

workshops for parents and

caregivers, and fun activities,

picnics, and community events

for the children.

Last month’s raffle also featured

prizes sponsored by local

businesses, in turn raising funds

WINNER: Rolleston’s

Rachael Lindsay won

the playhouse but

decided to donate it to

the Selwyn Parenting

Network so other

families could enjoy it. ​

for the network.

Some of the materials for the

playhouse were donated by Mitre

10 MEGA Hornby.

“It has been such a valuable

exercise to collaborate with

Rolleston Prison and showcase

the trade skills that the offenders

are learning as part of their

rehabilitation,” Ms Webb said.

“We are very thankful for the

support of the prison and the

men who have built this for us.”

Prison principal instructor

Gerard Stokes said the construction

yard was a working training

facility, where prisoners could

gain trade qualifications.

He said building the playhouse

was an easy way for the men to

practise their new-found skills,

while contributing to the community.

Mr Stokes said most of the

men who worked on the playhouse

were also fathers, brothers,

and uncles of young children.

“They are very pleased to have

been able to contribute to local

families.”

Local

News

Now

Fire rages, homes at risk

Leeston’s

dog park

opened

• By Georgia O’Connor-Harding

LEESTON’S NEW dog park is

now open and ready to be used

after more than three years in the

making.

THe Leeston Dog Park recently

opened its gates for the first time

ahead of schedule.

Leeston Community

Committee chairman Lloyd

Clausen said since the park

opened, it has been getting quite a

bit of use.

While the park is not entirely

complete, it was opened for the

holiday season so that equipment

could be trialled.

Equipment includes hurdles,

a broad jump, jump through,

grooming table, balance beam,

pole weave, ramp and tunnel.

A pond, litter bins, seating and

signage are yet to be installed.

The new 1.8ha park is located

between the A&P Showgrounds

and land leased to the Ellesmere

Heritage Park.

Mr Clausen said the park has

taken awhile to be built but it is a

good job.

By the time the park is

completed it is estimated to cost

$145,000.

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SELWYN TIMES

Your guide to Show Homes & New Sections

in the Selwyn District

What sells a property?

The most important aspect in selling

your home and what will gain you the

extra dollars is how the interior and

exterior are presented, and landscaping

does count.

“The extra dollars you spend on

presentation will pay off,” suggests Real

Estate Agent, Cheryl Hunt from Mike

Pero Real Estate in Rolleston.

Cheryl has found that professional

photography can make the difference

when selling a home as can de-cluttering.

“Put some colour in with flowers in

vases and do the garden so the home

looks a picture from the street. This is

what helps sell a home,” adds Cheryl.

When choosing an agent to sell your

home, weigh up what you want from your

representative. Larger agencies may be

perceived as having greater reach while

more boutique firms may offer a handson

personal touch and the opportunity

to work closely with your chosen agent.

What is

important

is that you

feel you can

work with

your agent.

Cheryl

emphasises

the

importance

of choosing

Cheryl Hunt is a Mike

Pero Real Estate Agent

based in Rolleston.

an agent

you can

talk to

when you

have concerns, looking for someone who

cares about what they do and who will

go the extra mile. She says it is acceptable

to expect your agent to make regular

contact, passing on both positive and

negative comments, with it important

to take note of such feedback as it could

make the difference in the success of

selling your property.

When setting the price for your

property, she says it is important not to

over price, instead the aim is to meet the

market.

Cheryl started in real estate in

Ashburton before locating to Akaroa

where she continued in the industry.

The September earthquake in 2010 had

a massive effect on the market on the

peninsula, and Cheryl moved into a

community support role with Fletcher

EQR (Earthquake Repairs) who won the

contract for the repair of homes under

EQC. This role involved liaising between

EQC and the community and included

working with the elderly and those who

were vulnerable as well as families who

needed assistance.

In 2012, Cheryl moved into the Fletcher

EQR southern region for earthquake

repairs, assisting people with their claims

and resolution.

“There were usually reasons why people

were frustrated while older people often

felt they could or should wait. They

needed support so their repairs were

carried out in a timely way,” explains

Cheryl who adds that each person’s claim

is a ‘living claim’, which is transferred

Professional photography & de-cluttering can help sell a house.

to the new owner of a property so if a

person has concerns, they should contact

EQC.

When her contract with Fletcher EQR

came to an end, Cheryl returned to real

estate, something she loves.

Landscaping does count.

“I just love real estate. It keeps me

with people and helping them, especially

buyers who need assistance finding their

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Rolleston College top achievers

Rolleston College has celebrated the success of its

students at its first school prize-giving

Awards:

•Hayley Hanson –

Rolleston College Horoeka

Haemata netball official of

the year.

Hayley umpired for the

college on Saturdays and

achieved both her level

1 and level 2 practical

umpiring exams. She made

herself available for extra

games when other umpires

were unable to attend.

•Olivia Kempton –

Rolleston College Horoeka

Haemata junior netballer of

the year.

Olivia was part of both

Wednesday and Saturday

teams and the South

Island secondary schools

tournament team.

•Year 9 netball –

Rolleston College Horoeka

Haemata team of the

ROLLESTON SPIRIT: Board of

trustees chairwoman Lynley

Shaw with Rolleston College

Youth Community Cup winner

Emily Taylor. ​

SCHOOLS

year NZSISS.

•Ella Benn – Rolleston

College Horoeka Haemata

Gardner Family Cup for

junior sportsperson of the

year.

The sportsperson of

the year is an award that

goes to a learner who has

represented the college and

wider community in their

chosen sport at a high level.

•Emily Taylor – Rolleston

College Horoeka Haemata

24/7 Youth Community Cup

2017.

This award is for service

and contribution in arts,

sport, whanau and events.

Students who have

excelled with initiative and

endorsed the Rolleston

spirit were nominated for

this cup by staff.

•Alessandra Ward –

Horoeka Haemata Wero

Award Ngahuru. Alessandra

is the ‘Ngahuru learner of

the year’.

She has been a key

member of the school

debating team and

represented the college

in the Christchurch

competition.

Alessandra is a whanau

ambassador. She was

always reliable and her

ability to schedule has

meant she has never

missed a deadline or a

commitment.

•Ella Jarvis – Horoeka

Haemata Wero Award

Hotoke.

Ella is the ‘Hotoke learner

of the year’. She always

thinks of others before

herself.

Always willing to give

her time, she has been an

ambassador for tour visits,

hosted West Rolleston

senior school, led several

Hotoke celebrations and

was a speaker at learning

celebrations.

Ella has developed her

bi-cultural understanding

through her hangi quest,

alongside her contribution

to the Maori language week

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success of students

•From page 17

•Luke Barrett –

Horoeka Haemata Wero

Award Koanga. Luke Barrett

is the ‘Koanga learner of the

year’. He is a keen drummer

in a rock band. He has kept

himself busy with a wide

range of activities both in

and out of school.

Being an avid sportsman,

he has received several

accolades during the year

for his achievements.

Football, basketball,

athletics, touch, helping with

three-on-three and coaching

at Clearview Primary School.

Luke has embraced the

life and energy of the school

in whanau events, which

he has led with pride, and

has stepped up in whanau

celebrations.

•Kate Stevens –

Horoeka Haemata Wero

Award Raumati.

Kate was the ‘Raumati

learner of the year’. She has

been a keen participant in a

range of cultural elements

across the school.

Academically, she has

excelled across a range of

areas and, in particular, is

a keen physicist extending

herself outside of school

hours. As a whanau

ambassador, she has been

present on open nights,

was a key ambassador for

the 40-hour famine and a

librarian. Kate set herself

very high standards across

all areas.

•Cam Batchelor –

Rolleston College Horoeka

Haemata Wilson Cup for

excellence in the arts.

Cam has been involved

in many areas of the

performing arts, including a

lead role in Elf the Musical

JR. He won Rolleston’s

Got Talent for a violin solo

performance.

Cam has been learning

saxophone through the

college and has taken part

in Bandquest performances.

In the wider community,

Cam is also a part of the

Christchurch School of

Music Sinfonia.

•Ana Tatana-Harris –

Waitaha Senior Speech Cup.

Ana took part in the Waitaha

Regional Maori Speech

Competition and won top

honours. In her speech, Ana

Harris-Tatana demonstrated

good pace and volume and

spoke with confidence.

•Eric Russell – Striving for

Excellence Te Rito Harakeke

Cup. Eric has consistently

displayed a positive attitude

in all his class activities. He

showed strengths in the

Waitaha values of curiosity,

community, integrity and

respect. Eric has great

determination and a

willingness to give anything

a shot.

•Jackie Freeman –

Whanau Trophy Hotoke

Whanau. Hotoke Whanau

was victorious at the end of

the year, winning the college

inter-whanau competition in

which Ngahuru was second.

Koanga and Raumati tied for

third place.

•Anika Gates-Thorn and

Nikau Rapana – Te Mahuri

Trophy. The Te Mahuri award

is presented to students who

display bicultural confidence

and competence in their

learning and through the

pursuit of co-curricular

opportunities.

Readers respond to the

article revealing police

have caught two of the

teenagers allegedly

involved in the Rolleston

‘drown him’ assault case

Samantha Weller – What

is actually wrong with teenagers

these days? There was bullying

in my school days, but cruel is

an absolute understatement

here. These attackers need to

be punished as any other

attacker would, a slap on the

hand and a telling off won’t

really do much.

Bradley Mannering –

Interesting that the police

conduct authority have been

involved. Does it make any of

you wonder if the story isn’t what

the media has sensationalised it

to be?

Sonya Brooks – Not at all.

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Judy Gillstrom – Police

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judge needs to do his/her job

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message that this behaviour

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Amanda Wilson – We

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public have a strong enough

opinion and stance against this

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possibility they will use this case

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Milk processor partnering

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Synlait Milk is partnering with Foodstuffs

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Synlait intends to invest approximately

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The investment establishes a platform for

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“Combined, the partnership with

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“We believe this opens up a new category

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“This category represents the dairy

products people consume every day. Our

long-term success in this category will be

based on our ability to win customers in

the New Zealand market first and today

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Synlait’s partnership with Foodstuffs

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“We are very proud of our Canterbury

dairy farmers and the way they farm. We

are excited about making our farmers’ fresh

milk available to everyone in the South

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Fresh milk and cream from Synlait will

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“The partnership allows the co-operative

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“In time, we are looking forward to

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Synlait’s research and development

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“This will be one of the most sophisticated

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“By leveraging what we have learnt about

milk quality and blending dairy products in

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“Our everyday dairy category offers

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Synlait Milk is partnering with Foodstuffs South

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027 5859889

Storage

STORAGE

CONTAINERS.

$35 pw. 350 Brookside

Rd, Rolleston. Brookside

Storage on Trademe. Ph

0210650934.

To Let

RENT ME!

Ideal as an extra

bedroom or office.

no bond required thiS month

Fully insulated and

double glazed for warmth.

Three convenient sizes

from $70 a week:

Standard 3.6m x 2.4m,

Large 4.2m x 2.4m

Xtra-large 4.8m x 2.4m.

Visit our website

www.justcabins.co.nz for

display cabin locations.

www.justcabins.co.nz

CARPET carpet/furnishings

/ FURNISHINGS

Di’s Carpet

BinDing

Have your carpet

off-cuts bound

124 Halswell Junction Rd, Halswell

Phone 322 1103 Mobile 027 586 4830

Hours Mon - Fri 9.30am - 5.00pm

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

Tours

Mt Cook Day Trip

Departs 10th March 2018

$55pp

Perth and Margaret River

Departs 6th May 2018

13 days - $5995pp twin share

Cairns and North Queensland

Departs 23rd June 2018

12 days - $4995pp twin share

Call Reid Tours 0800 446 886

www.reidtours.com

Trades & Services

MACROCARPA &

BLUEGUM Trees

wanted for

firewood or

sawmilling grade.

Ph Kent

021 325 661

• 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

carpet layer

CARPET

LAYER

Repair, Uplifting, Relaying,

Restretching

*Selection of underlay available

All preparation work undertaken

*Also GARAGE CARPET

Phone John 027 208 7383

jandcbennett@xtra.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

LifestyLe

BLock

fencing

new fencing, post driving,

repairs, maintenence.

Quality workmanship

& advice.

Phone Allan 021 049 6151

allan@agrifencenz.com

Facebook: agrifencenz

ADD SOME

45 YRS + EXPERIENCE

COLOUR

TO YOUR ADVERT!

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

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

SWAINS KIWI KERB

DRIVEWAY

CONSTRUCTION

Free Measure & Quote

• Asphalt

• Driveways

• Kerb

Quality Workmanship -

Over 10 Years Experience

• Chipseal

• Chip

PH 0800 081- 400 • 980-1123

Mob 0274 325 457

Excavations

• Driveways

• Car Parks

• Site Cleaning

• Demolition

• Farm Tracks

• Drain Cleaning

• Stump & Hedge

Removal

• Ashpalt Concrete

Wide range

oF TruckS

• Tennis Courts &

Swimming Pools

• Chip Seal Driveways

• Diggers – 2 Ton

up to 20 Ton

• Excavators

• Bobcat & Drilling

• For Posthole &

Fence hole

For a Free Quote

on your next project

Phone Steve on 021 338 247

or 325 7922

Free

QuoTe

ROOF

PAINTING

Rope & harness

a speciality,

no scaffolding

required,

30 years of

breathtaking

experience.

FREE QUOTES

Exterior staining,

exterior painting,

moss and mould

treatment and

waterblasting

Phone Kevin

027 561 4629


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Classifieds Contact us today Phone our local team 03 379 1100

Trades & Services

GARDEN SUPPLIES

CHCH’S LARGEST SELECTION OF

BARK • COMPOST • SHINGLES

Landscape Lane (off Lunns Rd)

P. 348 2915 OPEN 7 DAYS

nO GREEn wastE In anY OF OUR COMPOst

STOP BIRDS

hail, leaves, snow & vermin from

blocking & damaging your spouting

Quality materials: BHP Colorbond steel mesh with

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

range of colours.

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

FOR SAFE, PURE DRINKING

WATER FROM YOUR ROOF.

NOW AVAILABLE: STAINLESS STEEL

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Call Rohan anytime Mon-Sat for a

no-obligation assessment & quote

03 982 8850 0800 486532

www.gumleaf.co.nz

Garage Doors, Auto Openers,

EQC Quotes, Repairs and

Maintenance, One off Custom

Made Designs...

Showroom at

Larcombs Road and

Home Ideas Centre,

Mandeville Street

The genuine custom made

garage door professionals

Proud to support your local community

Phone: 0800 661 366 • Fax: 03 347 8363

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

Christchurch

www.custommade.co.nz

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Maintenance & Servicing | New Housing | Hot Water Systems

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Commercial & Backflow Prevention | Pumps & Filtration

Town & Rural

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Phone: 03 348 6920

Email: chchwest@laserplumbing.co.nz

www.laserplumbing.co.nz

Remember...

we are NOT in

Parkhouse Road

EQC &

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rEPairs

TyPEs of garagE doors:

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Trades & Services

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PLUMBING

All Plumbing

Gasfitting

Drainlaying

Blocked Drains

Log Fires,

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Phone

021 454 864

ROOF

PAINTING

Rope & harness

a speciality,

no scaffolding

required,

30 years of

breathtaking

experience.

FREE QUOTES

Exterior staining,

exterior painting,

moss and mould

treatment and

waterblasting

Phone Kevin

027 561 4629

CARPET & Vinyl

lAying

Repairs, uplifting,

relaying, restretching,

E mail jflattery@xtra.

co.nz

ph 0800 003 181

or 027 2407416

CARPEnTER

HAnDyMAn

Small Job Specialists,

Carpentry, Repairs,

Decking & Maintenance,

40 years experience, no

job too small, Ph Warren

03 322-1103 or 027 697-

8541

COnCRETE CUTTing

Affordable Concrete

Cutting with Quality, and

removal work. Free quote.

No job to small. Phone 027

442-2219, Fax 359-6052

a/h 359- 4605

Bellamy’s

Furniture

Furniture made to

order and restoration

by tradesman with

35yrs experience.

PH Stephen

021 073 2624

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

Trades & Services

RJB PlUMBing

Renovations, New Houses,

Hot Water Cylinders,

Kitchens Bathroom

Upgrades, Laundries,

General Maintenance

Phone Mark 0278690026

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

Wanted To Buy

GOOD PRICES PAID

For good, tidy furniture

and antiques. Buying one

item to estate lots.

Give Rick a call

021 376 883 or

347 4493

Wanted To Buy

TOOLS

Garden, garage,

woodworking,

mechanical, engineering,

sawbenches, lathes, cash

buyer, ph 355-2045

Entertainment

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DARFIELD MEDICAL

CENTRE LTD

Clinics in Darfield

& West Melton

Positions available for

ADMINISTRATION &

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Enquiries and applications to:

The Practice Manager

P O Box 33, Darfield 7541

email: admin@dmc.pegasus.net.nz

HEAVY TRAFFIC

LICENCE COURSE

INTEREST FREE TIME PAYMENT

(conditions apply)

FROM FULL CAR (Class 1)

TO FULL TRUCK (Class 2)

(Road code & pre-assessment driving training provided)

Courses in Christchurch, Invercargill,

Cromwell & Mosgiel daily.

Other areas by arrangement

“TRAINING TOMORROWS DRIVERS TODAY”

OTHER COURSES/LICENCE

ENDORSEMENTS AVAILABLE ARE:

Class 3, 4 & 5, Vehicle Recovery, Wheels, Tracks,

Rollers, Dangerous Goods

Driving Related Health & Saftey Training

Passenger, Logbook & Load Security Training

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FREEPHONE 0508 2 DRIVE (37483) OR 03 348 8481

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

Vehicles Wanted Vehicles Wanted Vehicles Wanted

CAR REMOVALS

$$CASH PAID$$

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& 4X4 WANTED

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AND

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www.pickapart.co.nz

OUR VISION is to serveand

work togetherwithfamilies in

thesouth westofChristchurch,

giving children an excellent

preparationfor senior college

years, and life beyond the

school gate.

For more information, contact us on: (03) 338 8153

or enrol@aidanfield.school.nz

or go to our website www.aidanfield.school.nz

ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS HERE

Public Notices

GrowinginWisdom &Stature

Applicationclosing datesfor

2014 enrolmentsare:

Year 7–10: June 14

Years 1–6: August 30

Keyintakes at new entrant,

year 7and year 9. Limitedplaces

availableatother levels.

Phone for further details

Studentsbenefitfromour

specialist teaching with

emphasis on pastoral

care and ourspecial focus

on personal character

development and learning

board oF trustees’ elections

declaration of Parent election results

Parent representative votes:

Peters, Mark 49

Pratt, Matthew 74

Prinsloo, Mattheus 28

Invalid votes 2

Formoreinformation, contactuson: (03) 338 8153 or vickie.james@aidanfield.school.

or go to our website www.aidanfield.school.nz

I hereby declare the following duly elected.

Mark Peters

Matthew Pratt

Signed Rhonda Thorpe, Returning Officer

Growing in wisdom and stature, stand and be confident.

MILITARY EXERCISE

18 JANUARY 2018

The general public is to be advised that a NZ

Army Activity will be conducted in the West

Melton Area.

The activity will involve personnel of the

Combat Service Support Company, 2/1 RNZIR

from, Burnham Military Camp. The exercise

will involve up to 65 personnel.

Training will involve soldiers utilising High

Explosive by day in the West Melton Rifle

Range area on the 18th January 2017.

For more information please call

Training Cell – 03 363 0006.

(03) 379 1100


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