Selwyn Times: January 24, 2018

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Council’s milk bill

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Tough round in cricket

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The best read books

in our libraries

From thrillers to dystopian science fiction – the district council

has revealed its most popular books issued in the past year.

District council libraries manager Vicki Carlyon holds some of

the best-read books.

•Turn to page 5 to find out more about Selwyn’s red-hot

books for the past year

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Council

cracks

down on

graveside

ornaments

• By Georgia O’Connor-Harding

FAMILIES ARE being asked to

clean up the ornaments at the

district’s burial sites – or the

memorabilia will be removed.

“The district council is in the

process of contacting extended

family to inform them the adornments

do not comply with the

cemetery bylaw. People need to

rearrange the adornments or the

items will be removed,” a district

council spokesman said.

Under the cemetery bylaw,

ornaments may only be placed on

the grave beams either surrounding

the burial plots or on the

beams where the headstone sits.

A district council spokesman

said in some cases people have

put objects on the lawn beside the

graves.

“This creates a hazard for other

cemetery users who could trip on

objects and also makes maintaining

the cemetery very difficult,”

he said.

For older burial plots the ornaments

may sit on the large grave

beams surrounding the burial

plot.

But for new areas of the cemetery,

ornaments may only be

placed on the beam next to the

headstone – not on the grass in

front of the headstone.

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from the editor’s desk

THE DISTRICT council has made the

right call by enforcing the new cemetery

bylaw (see page 1).

That means some families will be asked

to clean up grave sites. That in itself is no

easy request, or in this case probably a demand.

So district council staff must be applauded for the step

they have taken which may not go down too well with some

families.

The interests of all must be looked after and the council has

done that, which hopefully will satisfy most.

The rules do mean there is scope for ornaments and other

memorabilia as long as they are placed in specific areas.

A good result for all, I hope.

- Barry Clarke

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Maddie’s transplant

recovery better than expected

• By Emily O’Connell

WEST Melton teen Maddie

Collins is exceeding

expectations by taking her first

steps alone, only days after a

potentially life-saving kidney

transplant.

Maddie, 14, and her family

were told on January 16 their

five-year wait for a kidney match

had been found.

They flew from Christchurch

to Auckland early the following

day and Maddie underwent the

initial operation at 1pm at Starship

Children’s Health.

Maddie’s mother Sarah

Manson-Collins said hospital

staff are “gobsmacked” by her

recovery.

She said Maddie may be

discharged to Ronald McDonald

House, Auckland, on Friday.

Mrs Manson-Collins said

some of the almost $300,000

raised for Maddie will be used

to cover transplant expenses and

the rest will be saved for future

medical costs.

She isn’t sure how long this

kidney will last but hopes it’s

“quite a few years.”

Complications following the

transplant meant it was a long

night for the family.

Maddie’s new kidney was not

working and had no blood flow

to it due to a kink in an artery.

The surgery was expected to

take four to six hours. But after

Maddie was taken out of theatre,

she was later rushed back in.

Surgeons reopened her and

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either.

Maddie’s new kidney was then

removed and surgeons re-positioned

it in a higher position.

Her second surgery lasted for

more than seven hours.

Mrs Manson-Collins

told Selwyn Times Maddie’s

ON THE DOMAIN LINCOLN 3 MARCH 2018

kidney disease, nephrotic syndrome,

had not returned yet.

Maddie will now spend a few

months in Auckland resting and

regaining her strength.

She received a kidney transplant

from her father Adam Collins

five years ago but her body

rejected it. With only a two per

cent chance, the family did not

expect to find another kidney

match in New Zealand.

They were planning a trip to

The John Hopkins Hospital in

Baltimore, United States, which

had been looking at new kinds

of transplants, to find a match.

Mrs Manson-Collins said they

feel for the family of the donator

who lost their loved one, but

they were also really thankful

for the donation.

“We’re so grateful to the family

who has donated their family

member’s organs so that our

daughter can live. We’ll forever

be in their debt,” she said.

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Wednesday January 24 2018

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Crackdown on

graveside

ornaments

•From page 1

It comes after the district

council published a list of people

buried at Prebbleton Cemetery in

a bid to contact next of kin.

The list was for burial sites that

did not comply with the cemetery

bylaw and who the district council

had no contacts of next of kin.

In 2011, the cemetery bylaw

was changed to tighten up what

the district council viewed as

acceptable and unacceptable for

ornaments at burial sites.

But the bylaw is now currently

being reviewed and has gone out

for public consultation – a hearing

is to be held on March 8.

It said this was because the district

council had moved towards

lawn cemeteries where the beams

are level with the grass.

Deputy mayor Malcolm Lyall

said some cultures view the

decoration around their loved

one’s grave site as very special and

spend a lot of time there as part of

their cultural practices.

“We have to draw the line because

the decoration does tend to

get out of hand at times,” he said.

Mr Lyall said ornaments can get

blown away and into the mowers

maintaining the area causing it to

become a hazard and untidy.

ONE OF the names listed on the

Prebbleton Cemetery list was

Lisa Hurrell who was beaten and

stabbed to death in her Hornby

home in 1998 by Terry Jason

Nahi.

Nahi was jailed for life in 1999

to the charge of murdering Miss

Hurrell, with whom he had been

in a stormy and tempestuous

relationship since she was 14.

He was the father of her

three children, but she had a

protection order against him at

the time.

The district council contacted

Miss Hurrell’s family asking

the bottle and beer cans to be

removed from outside of the

grave surrounds – but the other

ornaments at the site will not be

removed.

Before the bylaw was changed,

Miss Hurrell’s family received

permission from the district

council to have a concrete

edging placed around her

burial plot. This was to allow

the ornaments and flowers to

remain within the concrete

edging.

Lisa’s mother Carolyn Hurrell

said there were some empty beer

cans in front of the concrete

edging of Lisa’s grave which she

has removed.

She was relieved the district

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council was not asking for the

ornaments within the concrete

edging to be removed from

Lisa’s grave.

When Selwyn Times asked

if other families could receive

permission to have a concrete

guard built around the burial

plots, the district council said it

would only be done on a case by

case basis for the older plots in

the cemetery.

“Permission will not be given

to graves in newer areas of the

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TREASURED: Lisa Hurrell,

who died in 1998 is buried

at the Prebbleton Cemetery.

Before the cemetery bylaw

changed in 2011, her family

received permission from

the district council to have

a concrete edging placed

around her burial plot for her

ornaments.

cemeteries,” a district council

spokesman said.

It said this was because the

district council had moved

towards lawn cemeteries where

the beams are level with the

grass.

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Selwyn’s most popular books

• By Georgia O’Connor-Harding

BRITISH AUTHOR Lee Child’s

Make Me has taken out the top

spot for Selwyn’s most hotly

read book for the year.

The thriller novel in the Jack

Reacher series was named the

overall most popular book issued

between January 1, 2017, to

date at district council libraries

across Selwyn.

The Jack Reacher series is a

popular choice with readers

with Night School sitting in

fourth place for the overall top

five adult books issued.

District council libraries manager

Vicki Carlyon said Child

continues to be a worldwide

phenomenon so she wasn’t surprised

to see two of his thrillers

in the top five adult books.

The overall top five popular

books vary in genre and includes

Joanna Trollope’s City of

Friends, and children book Liz

Pichon’s The Brilliant World of

Tom Gates.

For younger readers, the top

teenage book issued was James

Dashner’s young adult postapocalyptic

dystopian science

fiction novel The Maze Runner.

Dystopian science fiction is

a popular theme for teenage

books issued with Veronica

Roth’s Divergent sitting in fifth

place equal with Todd Strasser’s

Boot Camp.

“Movie tie-ins can really intensify

the popularity of books,

which has definitely been the

case for both The Maze Runner

and Divergent,” Ms Carlyon

said.

The Brilliant World of Tom

Gates and The Very Brave Bear

are children’s most popular

books of choice.

Andy Griffiths’ The 26-Storey

Treehouse was the third most

popular children’s book issued

with Jeff Kinney’s Diary

of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck

and Rachel Renée Russell’s Dork

Diaries: Dear Dork.

Ms Carlyon said there has

been a real surge in popularity

in children’s fiction where text

is broken up with comic-type

pictures throughout.

She said Gates and Griffiths’

books are great examples of this.

The highest number of books

were issued from Rolleston

Library.

Selwyn’s most popular books

issued between January 1,

2017 and January this year.

Top five overall most popular

books:

1 Make Me – Lee Child

2 The Whistler – John

Grisham

3 City of Friends – Joanna

Trollope

4 The Brilliant World of Tom

Gates – Liz Pichon

5 The Very Brave Bear – Nick

Bland

Top five adult books:

1 Make Me – Lee Child

2 The Whistler – John

Grisham

3 City of Friends – Joanna

Trollope

4 Night School – Lee Child

5 A Distant Journey – Di Morrissey

Top five teen books:

1 The Maze Runner – James

Dashner

2 Maximum Security – Robert

Muchamore

3 The Recruit – Robert Muchamore

4 Lady Midnight – Cassandra

Clare

5 Divergent – Veronica Roth /

Boot camp – Todd Strasser

Top five children’s books:

1 The Brilliant World of Tom

Gates

2 The Very Brave Bear

3 The 26-storey Treehouse

4 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard

Luck - Jeff Kinney

5 Dork Diaries: Dear Dork -

Rachel Renée Russell

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Council spends

$17k on milk

Fire rages, homes at risk

• By Georgia O’Connor-Harding

THE DISTRICT council has

spent $17,000 on milk since June

2016.

Figures released to Selwyn

Times under the Local

Government Official Information

and Meetings Act shows $11,000

was spent on milk purchases

in the 2016/17 financial year. A

further $6000 has been spent on

milk in the current financial year

to date.

District council chief executive

David Ward milk is purchased

by the district council for various

meetings and its staff morning

and afternoon breaks.

District councillor Pat McEvedy

said a lot of visitors come into its

Rolleston headquarters and often

get a cup of tea.

In comparison, the

Christchurch City Council spent a

larger sum on milk – $80,109 – in

the 2016/17 financial year, and to

date has spent $46,374 on milk in

the current financial year.

Meanwhile, the district council

spent $3924 on alcohol and $1272

on non-alcoholic beverages

between November 2016 and

January 2018.

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News

• By Emily O’Connell

WEEDONS residents are angry

Selwyn district councillor Mark

Alexander says dust won’t be an

issue with the quarry planned for

the area.

Cr Alexander sent an email to

Weedons Residents Association

secretary Gary Doyle saying

while traffic could an issue, dust

wouldn’t be.

Cr Alexander’s comments were

reported in Selwyn Times last

week, which prompted a quick

response.

Weedons residents Simon

Moore and Stephen Bain said

they were “horrified” by the

councillor’s comments.

“Mr Alexander has actually

thwarted and obstructed the

democratic process and must

resign,” Mr Bain told Selwyn

Times.

Fulton Hogan is planning a

quarry on a 170ha section of land

on Dawsons, Curraghs and Jones

Rds which borders Weedons and

Templeton.

Said Cr Alexander in his

email to the Mr Doyle: “I would

say based on the new Rolleston

quarry’s operation, dust

should not be an issue as any

new consents should not allow

any dust to cross the quarry’s

boundaries.” Cr Alexander told

Selwyn Times he was “surprised

at the tone” of the responses, but

understands residents are upset

at the prospect of a quarry.

He said the district council is

always “neutral and independent”

and in a resource consent

process, it is like a referee in a

sports match.

“District council doesn’t create

the rules, we have to impartially

manage them,” Cr Alexander

said.

In the email, he suggested

residents’ best way forward was

to create “a new, separate, incorporated

society to submit against

these consent applications.”

Cr Alexander also said

residents could face legal costs

of about $150,000 fighting the

resource consent process.

Mark Jimmy Chen

Alexander

This has angered Mr Moore.

“I will not be spending $150,000

to do your job that you have

been elected and paid to do.

Can I suggest that you get off

your chuff and represent me as I

expect as a ratepayer.”

Cr Alexander said he “gave his

honest and independent opinion,

based on his experience” with

the Rolleston quarry.

The Rolleston quarry opened

in 2013 on a section of land

between Wards, Sandy Knolls

and Kerrs Rds.

Cr Alexander said he would

not resign.

Mr Doyle said it was Cr

Alexander’s “choice to make.”

“I would say there’s as much

chance of (Cr Alexander)

resigning as a snowball lasting in

hell,” he said.

Cr Alexander said: “I’m the

only district councillor who has

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any public advise to these

residents. So in my view, I am

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FRUSTRATION: A councillor’s comments about a proposed

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“I would say there’s as

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Christchurch city councillor

Jimmy Chen is concerned about

the quarry, its health effects and

whether it will devalue nearby

properties.

He has sent emails to

Mayor Sam Broughton and

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chairman Steve Lowndes.

Cr Chen also plans to talk to

Wigram MP Megan Woods,

MP Amy Adams, Mayor

Lianne Dalziel and other city

councillors.

“Generally speaking, I’ll do my

best on behalf of the Templeton

residents to express their

concerns regarding this issue,”

Cr Chen said.

District council planning

manager Jesse Burgess said

the council has not received a

resource consent application

from Fulton Hogan yet.

In a letter sent to residents

near the proposed quarry, Fulton

Hogan said it would be there for

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Wednesday January 24 2018 7

News

Fund to help Rolleston fire

families raises nearly $1700

A PUBLIC relief fund to

support families affected

by the Knights Rd fire in

Rolleston last month has

raised nearly $1700.

The mayoral relief fund,

established by Mayor Sam

Broughton, has raised

$1675 and received 34

donations.

On December 23, a large

scrub fire at Knights Rd,

forced the evacuations of

residents on Hoskyns Rd

while three helicopters, 12

fire trucks, eight tankers

and three rural units

battled the blaze.

It also destroyed two

houses and badly damaged

two sheds.

Mr Broughton said the

incident is a tragedy for the

affected families.

“This couldn’t have

happened at a worse time

– coming right before

Christmas.

“But we’ve been

encouraged by the many

offers of help from the

community,” he said.

Mr Broughton said the

district council wants

to help the community

support those who have

been affected, and the

best way people can

help right now is by cash

donations.

“We encourage anyone

who wants to help to make

a donation, no matter how

big or small.”

Donations can be made

to the mayoral relief fund

by online banking.

Mr Broughton said

a decision will be made

in about two weeks on

when the fund will close.

FEROCIOUS: The

Knights Rd fire

destroyed two houses

and badly damaged two

sheds last month.

But he said even after

the money is passed on,

if people still wish to

contribute to the fund there

is no time limit.

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Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi

Your Local Views

Help reduce plastic pollution

Lincoln

Envirotown

trustee Dr

Sue Jarvis

writes

about the

trust’s plan

to reduce

the amount

of plastic

Selwyn residents throw

away

I have just read that New

Zealanders throw away 541

million plastic straws a year and

straws are the most common items

collected during beach clean-ups.

And what about all the plastic

bags, plastic bottles, plastic tooth

brushes and all the other throw

away plastic items?

It seems that sea life is mistaking

DANGER: Sea

life is killed

trying to eat or

getting caught

in plastic.

bits of plastic for food, which then

gets into the food chain – even

into us.

Sea life is also killed trying to eat

or getting caught in plastic.

There are health effects of

compounds such as plasticizers

that leach out of plastic containers

into our food – some of which are

hormone mimics affecting human

and animal hormones and may

contribute to the reproductive

problems in fish (such as producing

all females), reduced sperm

count in humans and possibly

cancers.

So I am passionate about reducing

the amount of plastics we use

and throw away – and Lincoln

Envirotown Trust is planning to

make this one of the projects for

2018.

Of course, Lincoln Envirotown

has been working on reducing

waste, including plastics, since

2006 when we first started, with

one of our first actions being the

delivery of reusable shopping bags

to all Lincoln residents.

Last year we were involved in

many Selwyn-wide environmental

efforts such as The Responsible

Business Awards, battery recycling,

the Kim Hill Hot Topic (water),

KidsFest holiday programme,

cleaning up the Liffey Stream

and monitoring its water quality,

fruit trees in schools and the huge

Bioblitz event.

This year – we’ll have most of

those plus a new, exciting Matariki

event.

If anyone else wants to help

reduce the plastic pollution,

check out www.facebook.com/

LincolnEnvirotown or phone Sue

on 329 5858. Everyone is welcome

to come to the LET meetings,

first Monday of the month 7pm,

Lincoln Event Centre. We often

have interesting speakers – go

along and get involved.

A reader has their say

on consultation over a

new bus service trial

between Ellesmere and

Christchurch

Val McTurk – I live at

Leeston and commute to

Lincoln most days to take

a bus into the city. I would

like to see a bus service from

Southbridge through Leeston,

even if it connected with the

Lincoln express bus which

leaves Lincoln University at

7.20am each morning. You

could return on the express

which leaves at

approximately

5.20pm each day

to Lincoln where

a connecting bus

through to Leeston/

Southbridge would

be available for the

workers.

Some 20 odd years ago, my

late husband drove the bus

from Southbridge through

to the city via Hornby. He

did a number of trips during

the day through to Lincoln

with the last bus leaving the

city at 5.10pm through to

Southbridge.

It worked well until the

service was deleted. Prior

to that, a service ran right

through to Southbridge from

the city.

Leeston and Southbridge

are growing with triple the

Local

News

Now

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Fire rages, homes at risk

number of people now living

in Leeston as opposed to back

in the early 1990s when we

lived out there. There

are numerous new sub

divisions going up.

I am sure a number

of retired people would

use a bus service from

Southbridge/Leeston

to go to Lincoln or to

Hornby, which is unable

to be reached at the moment

by the bus services provided.

It goes down Springs Rd and

diverts at the roundabout to go

down Blenheim Rd and misses

out Hornby and Church

Corner totally which is silly.

Most people from the

Leeston/Lincoln area like to

shop at Hornby or Church

Corner.

The service would have to be

cost effective and convenient

for the passenger, otherwise

people will not use the service

if it is too expensive.

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Wednesday January 24 2018 9

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Honey pioneers build in Springfield

• By Georgia O’Connor-Harding

THE FIRST company in the

world to create solid honey

will set up a new factory in

Springfield.

Honey Droplet New Zealand

is in the process of establishing a

new shed and a honey packaging

and distribution business on

Annavale Rd.

In 1972, the business was

approached by the medical

industry and asked if it could

create a 100 per cent solid honey

lozenge which would not melt in

warm weather.

About 18 months later, the

business created the first solid

honey product and, by 1975, had

patented its technology around

the world, including in the

United States, United Kingdom,

Japan and Switzerland.

The company manufactures

millions of honey lozenges

annually.

Resource consent for the

factory was approved in May

2016. Construction may be in

four stages.

About 30 full-time equivalent

staff are expected to be engaged

in an activity at any one time at

the shed which will be no larger

than 2087m 2 when completed.

The standard hours of

UNIQUE: Established in 1977, Honey Droplet New Zealand Co Ltd

created the world’s first solid honey product. ​

operation will be Monday-

Friday, 5am-9pm, and in the

peak season Monday-Sunday, up

to 24 hours a day.

Other conditions of the

resource consent cover

operational noise, vehicle

movements, landscaping and

light spill/glare.

Annavale Rd will be upgraded

from Pocock Rd to the

second entrance-way of the

processing shed.

Honey Droplet director

Raymond Neil would not

comment about the factory

to Selwyn Times.

But he told the Springfield

Township Committee in

November a single-storey

building is expected to be

operational between June-

July this year.

Mr Neil said it will

employ between four to five

people and run the business

at a minimal noise.

Springfield Township

Committee chairman

Graeme Dawson said it is

“pretty exciting” because

it is the only company

that does this particular

operation in the world.

Former mayor and

Springfield resident Bill

Woods said the neighbours

are happy as the factory is

not going to interfere with

the township.

•HAVE YOUR SAY:

What do you think

about Springfield getting a

honey factory? Email your

views to georgia.oconnor@

starmedia.kiwi

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News

Now

Fire rages, homes at risk

Toilet upgrade

for Castle Hill

• By Georgia O’Connor-Harding

CASTLE HILL is the next on the

district council’s list to get new

public toilets.

Springfield is also in line to get

its waste water treatment system

upgraded.

The district council released an

update on toilet provisions across

Selwyn covering the current

financial year. An upgrade worth

$145,000 will be undertaken at

the Springfield waste water treatment

system while Castle Hill will

receive new $166,300 toilets.

The upgrades are funded from

the district council’s tourism

infrastructure fund. About

$164,800 has been spent on new

toilets at Foster Park, Rolleston,

and $144,500 on new toilets at

Rolleston Reserve in the current

financial year.

District council parks and land

manager Cameron Warr said it is

also looking at options to upgrade

the public toilets at the Lincoln

Domain.

District councillor Grant Miller

previously told Selwyn Times a

renovation plan is in place for the

existing toilets near the corner of

Gerald St and Kildare Tce, Lincoln.

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Wednesday January 24 2018 11

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Karen Hulston

Former army trainer and mother

West Melton resident

Karen Hulston has

been running a boot

camp in the township

for the past four

years. The former

army physical trainer

has now launched an

online workout in a

bid to combat obesity.

She spoke to Georgia

O’Connor-Harding

How did you come to be

interested in running boot

camps?

I was in the New Zealand

Army as a physical training

instructor. My last posting before

I was released, I got posted to

Burnham Military Camp. After

working at Burnham I met

my husband who lives in West

Melton. We got married and had

a family and we got to a stage

where we had so many kids, it

was more expensive to put them

in full-time childcare than what

I was getting paid in the army. I

kind of had to pretty much leave

the army. It was cheaper for me

to look after the kids myself. So

I did leave the army and as soon

as I left, I got caught up in the

whole raising the kids and my

health and fitness went from

being amazingly fit – when I was

in the army I was pretty much

fitter than three quarters of the

army – to being extremely unfit.

I couldn’t even run the length

of our section without feeling

like I was going to fall over and

throw up. I guess that realisation

made me decide enough was

enough. So I designed myself

HELPING

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Karen Hulston

now has more

than 120 people

taking part

in her West

Melton-based

boot camp.

PHOTO: EDWIN

MEEK

a programme like one I used

to design for the soldiers in the

army. I stuck to it. I was quite

lucky. I dropped about 25-30kg

and started to get my fitness

back. I still wasn’t at that amazing

fitness level but I just thought

‘I want to help others’.

Where did the idea for a boot

camp come from?

I just randomly advertised

I am running a boot camp in

2013. Being in the military, I

didn’t know of any other programme

to run. I just advertised

it locally and I got 17 people –

they were all females at the time.

Most were mothers like me who

had gained weight and were unhealthy.

They all achieved these

amazing results. It was six weeks.

They (asked) are you going to

run another boot camp. I guess

out of obligation I ran another

one because I didn’t want to

leave them. Then it came into

winter and I managed to talk

to the West Melton School who

loaned me the hall. From there,

it got bigger and bigger. Now I

have boot camps of well over 120

people.

Why did you decide to set up

an online website?

The problem is it has got to a

stage where it has got so big and

I have got so many people on a

daily basis I have trained before

or they know of me. I really like

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saying I don’t have enough time.

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Local

News

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Fire rages, homes at risk

wages war on obesity

What do you think of the obesity

situation in New Zealand?

That is one of the biggest

factors that motivated me to

run these online boot camps.

Here in little old West Melton,

I can’t help as many people as

I would like. Where as the idea

popped into my head if I was to

do something online that people

could do in their own time, then

they don’t have excuses like

they have got kids at home or

husbands working late or moved

over to Australia and can’t come

to classes.

How long were you living an

unhealthy lifestyle for?

Quite a while – when I took

relief from the army in about

2010 maybe 2011. A good two or

three years. To be honest, I never

told anyone I was in the army.

Because I moved to West Melton

I was just known as the wife of a

husband who had lived here all

of his life. I never told anyone I

was in the army and was a fitness

trainer because, too be honest, I

was a bit embarrassed. As soon

as someone from playgroup

asks you what you used to do

and you say a personal trainer

in the army, they look you up

and down and say ‘really?’ It

was definitely a huge rut. A lot

of my clients I have today are

very similar. They come to me

because they also used to be fit

and strong and then something

has happened in their life.

It must have helped you a lot

with training others?

I can honestly say, as much as

I don’t like to admit it, if I had

gone straight from the military

to taking civilians for a boot

camp I don’t think I would have

any clients right now. Because I

was so tough when I was in the

army. I remember in the army

when I was in my early 20s, I

had just finished all my training,

I remember taking some of the

army females that had just had

babies and saying there is no

excuse for being unfit. I said I

cannot believe you cannot do

these press-ups and cannot run

this far. But it was just because

I hadn’t gone through it myself.

I remember the administration

unit had a lot of females that had

just had babies. Now every time I

see an administrator in the army,

I feel compelled to go up and say

I am so sorry. It is not until you

go through it yourself you have a

sense of how easy it can be to get

into that rut.

How did you come to be

one of the first female

CHANGE: Karen Hulston before she lost about 30kg.

trainers in the army?

When I joined the army you

weren’t allowed to join straight

up as a physical training instructor.

When I went to get recruited

in Nelson, they said I could be

a driver or a cook. I thought

‘oh well, I do need to learn to

cook’. So I joined as a cook. But

I found – I have never been a

skinny person, I have always had

problems with my weight – just

being round that food all day I

thought ‘no I can’t do this for the

rest of my life’. I don’t have good

willpower.

How did you make that

change?

When I was in the army, I

really admired physical training

instructors. I loved how they got

paid to exercise all day and take

classes. Everyone would say to

me ‘there is no way they would

take a female into their core

unit’. It was about 1998. I was

one of those people when you say

‘no’ that is a challenge and I want

it even more. Because of that,

I started training in Waiouru

Military Camp. Then I did this

selection course. I was the only

female out of these amazingly

strong and fit males. It was quite

intimidating because there were

a few men who didn’t want

me there and they hadn’t even

been selected themselves. At

the end of the selection course I

was selected. It was a physically

gruelling course and I haven’t

looked back. There are heaps of

females now.

It must have been a big

change leaving the army?

It’s a huge change. For me, my

main objective in life was to be

in the top 75 per cent because I

was a trainer. I put the pressure

on myself. I felt I had to be fitter

than at least 75 per cent of my

class. Quite often I would take

a class of 500 to 600 soldiers.

You would think if you weren’t

fit yourself they wouldn’t listen

to what you have to say. I don’t

feel that pressure at all now. I

don’t think people are worried so

much.

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SPORTS

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EXPLOSIVE:

Weedons’

Shannon Dunnett

scored 24 from 20

deliveries at the

top of the order.

PHOTOS: KAREN

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YOUNGSTER: Lochie Stove took two wickets and

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(Below) – Darfield/South Malvern’s Andrew Inch

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ORTHODOX: Leeston-Southbridge’s

Sam McGuire plays a great looking drive

during their loss to Sefton.

Selwyn sides re-focus on one-day competition

IT WAS a torrid weekend for

Selwyn clubs in the Canterbury

country twenty20 tournament

at Mandeville Sports Centre on

Saturday.

The competition essentially

came down to one-off games to

decide the semi-finalists after last

weekend’s opening two rounds

were rained off.

No Selwyn team made it to the

semi-final stage with Leeston-

Southbridge, Lincoln, Weedons

and Darfield/South Malvern all

suffering defeats on Saturday.

Leeston-Southbridge lost

to Sefton, Lincoln lost to

Southbrook, Weedons lost to

Cheviot, and Darfield/South

Malvern lost to Oxford.

The Selwyn teams will

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the country premier one-day

competition which restarts on

Saturday.

After 10 rounds, Leeston-

Southbridge lead the competition

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Wednesday January 24 2018 15

Milligan takes 86 lead;

Ransley crashes out

• By Gordon Findlater

PREBBLETON drivers Jack

Milligan and Jaden Ransley were

at opposite ends of the spectrum

during the latest round of the

Toyota 86 Championship in

Invercargill.

Milligan had another consistent

performance

behind the wheel

at the weekend to

take the championship

lead, while

Ransley’s season

is potentially over

after hitting a wall

at Teretonga Park.

Jack

Milligan

Jaden

Ransley

The Prebbleton

pair both featured

prominently in

the qualifying session

and opening

race on Saturday.

Ransley had

secured a rare

double pole and

went out in the

first race keen to

retain his position

– but it was not

to be.

Instead Milligan

hunted Ransley down over

the opening half dozen laps

before completing a clean pass to

take the lead. The victory moved

Milligan into the overnight

CONSISTENT: Jack Milligan has taken the lead in the Toyota

86 Championship.

championship lead which he did

not relinquish.

In the second race on Sunday

morning, Ransley crashed out

when his car and that of driver

Bramley King made contact. The

Ransley car was written off when

it slid at high speed off the track

and into the tyre wall.

In race three, Milligan carved

his way through the field to

briefly hold second before he slid

wide to finish third and secure

another podium.

Two rounds remain in the

championship with the next

one at the New Zealand Grand

Prix meeting at Manfeild from

February 9-11.

Championship standings (top

eight):

Jack Milligan 702pts, 1; Michael

Scott 694pts, 2; Connor

Adams 654pts, 3; Jordan Baldwin

638pts, 4; Jaden Ransley 561pts,

5; Tom Alexander 505pts, 6;

Bramwell King 504pts, 7; Sam

Wright 387pts, 8.

Brettkelly wins stroke

play title in play-off

HORORATA’S Dominic

Brettkelly held his nerve in a

sudden death play-off to claim

the Canterbury stroke play title

at Waitikiri at the weekend.

Brettkelly, 18, fired rounds of

71, 70 and 71 to finish tied on

212 with Rangiora’s Kazuma

Kobori.

Brettkelly needed just two

holes to prevail in the play-off.

He also became the inaugural

winner of the Ron Clement

Memorial Trophy, which is

awarded to the top under-19

player at the tournament.

Clement had a very long list

of achievements throughout

SPORTS

his career. In particular, he was

part of the winning Canterbury

team, which included Bob

Charles, that won the NZ

Freyberg (now known as the NZ

men’s interprovincial) in 1957,

1962 and 1965. He also won the

Canterbury stroke play title on

four occasions.

A full field of 96 players

contested the Canterbury stroke

play tournament. The women’s

section was won by Russley’s

Juliana Hung with rounds of 75,

69 and 68.

Both Brettkelly and Hung

were rewarded with 49in

televisions for their efforts.

ON TOP: Dominic

Brettkelly claimed

the Canterbury

stroke play title

with victory on

the second hole

of a sudden death

play-off.

Rolleston’s

ReGIsteReD

RetIRement

vIllaGe

34 Kendon Drive

(Off Strauss Drive)

Woodcroft Estate is being presented by Manor

Group, which has 30 years experience

developing villages in the north island. Some of the

most recent include Waterford Estate in Auckland,

kempton Park in tauranga and roseland Park in

the Waikato.

the concept of ‘own your own’ village is designed

to give residents the freedom and financial benefits

similar to home ownership, so should they need

to move they will still enjoy the capital gain of their

home. the village will be owned via a licence to

Occupy that ensures all proceeds from a villa’s sale

will go to the actual resident.

Once the village is finished, Manor Group will

transfer village ownership into a residents’ company,

enabling residents to contribute to the operation of

their own village, assisted by an on-site manager.

this manager also takes care of the day to day

running of the village - repairs and maintenance as

well as the welfare of the residents, giving everyone

peace of mind.

2 Bedroom Villas

from $400,000

Rolleston’s ReGIsteReD RetIRement vIllaGe

OPEN DAYS

Thursday and Friday,

1st and 2nd February,

10am-2pm

Woodcroft Estate brings you all the benefits of living in a

thriving community while retaining all the rewards of owning

your own village.

• 78 villas with Club rooms/ Pavilion and a bowling green

• 2-3 bedroom villas with single or double garage

• On site manager

• Secure lifestyle village

• Emergency call system in each villa

• 100% capital gain

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Call Corinne on 021 821 683

Phone: 03 421 7796 | Email: sales@woodcroftestate.co.nz

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SELWYN TIMES

SUMMER

in

SELWYN

upcoming events!

FARINGDON

Music on

the Green

– Rolleston

Sunday 11

February, Rolleston

Reserve, 4.30–7pm

Be entertained with

live music at Rolleston

Reserve. Bring a picnic

and relax while listening

to an outstanding lineup

of our local talented

musicians including:

· Flip Grater

· Li’l Chuck the One

Man Skiffle Machine

· Joe Oliver

· Alex Hardy

Join the Aotearoa Bike

Challenge and win!

Selwyn residents are being encouraged to take part in the Aotearoa

Bike Challenge, which is taking place across New Zealand this

February – encouraging fitness, good mental health and a love of

bike riding. Workplaces can register in different categories, with

great prizes up for grabs such as e-bikes and Macpac backpacks,

for riding just 10 minutes at a time.

The teams which get the highest percentage of their staff riding for

their size category will win.

School Road Safety Coordinator Stephanie Hautler says she was

initially nervous getting on the road to ride to work with only off-road

biking experience.

“As part of my role is to promote cycling I thought I should walk the

talk! The shortest route is not always the safest and I have hunted

out some quieter roads which only add two minutes to the trip

and with practice comes confidence and I now really enjoy the 15

minute commute,” she says.

Take time to explore some of Selwyn’s shared cycle paths during the

Challenge: Lincoln to Rolleston, Glentunnel to Coalgate, and the Little

River Rail Trail. Biking is also great for fitness and mental health.

For more information and to register for the Aotearoa Bike

Challenge go to www.lovetoride.net/chch.

SPECTRUM LIGHTING AND SOUND

Drive-in Movies – Darfield

Friday 9 February, Darfield Domain, 7–9pm

PHYSIOMED

Women’s Triathlon & Duathlon

Sunday 11 February, Selwyn Aquatic Centre, 8am

For further event details visit facebook.com/summerinselwyn

NEW WORLD ROLLESTON

Picnic in the Park – Lincoln

Thursday 1 February, Lincoln Domain, 5.30–7.30pm

Aquatic Centre admission pricing increase

The Selwyn Aquatic Centre admission prices are set to rise on 1 February 2018 for only the second time

since the Centre opened in June 2013. The Council approved the recommended increase following its

annual pricing review. The last increase was on 1 January 2016.

Aquatic Facilities Manager Kathy Moore says the Centre’s prices have been well researched during

the annual review and took into consideration increasing annual costs such as electricity, staffing, pool

chemicals, and maintenance.

“The new pricing is in line with other similar facilities in Canterbury and will enable the Centre to reach

its annual revenue target, which aims to achieve a 50/50 cost recovery result with user pays and rates

subsidy,” Ms Moore says.

The pricing review considered charges at facilities including the Christchurch City Council pools (Jellie

Park, Graham Condon, Pioneer), the Caroline Bay Aquatic Centre in Timaru, the EA Networks Centre in

Ashburton, and Dudley Pool in Rangiora.

The adult fee is increasing from $5.50 to $6, while the cost for a child to swim will increase from $3.20

to $3.50. Students will pay $5, up from $4.50. Family group, memberships and concession card pricing

have also increased across the board. All Aqua Fitness classes will be set at a flat $9 cost for casuals.

Holders of Gold Card and Community Services cards receive discounted fees.

The increases will take effect from Thursday 1 February 2018.

It’s Time for Fun, again!

The free Selwyn District Libraries ‘Time for Fun’ activities have

begun for 2018. These take place each Saturday afternoon at 2pm

at Darfield, Leeston, Lincoln and Rolleston libraries. Most events are

for all ages, including for adults, with children younger than eight

years old requiring active adult supervision.

This Saturday head along to any library for the Kids’ Summer

Reading BINGO! live prize draw for those who have taken part in the

Summer in Selwyn BINGO! challenge. Be in to win fantastic prizes

and celebrate a summer of reading!

Other upcoming Time for Fun activities include: LEGO ® , where you

can bring the family and build something new, have great big fun

with Giant Games, learn to programme a BeeBot, create a variety

of crafty treasures with Craft and enjoy a fun, interactive session of

stories, songs, rhyme and bubbles at Rhymetime (aimed at children

under 18 months and up).

New activities this term include Euchre at Leeston Library and Make

a Book.

Head to selwynlibraries.co.nz for dates and details of all Term 1

Time for Fun! activities.

Arthur’s Pass gets second

recycling station

A second alpine recycling station was installed in Arthur’s Pass in

December – just in time for the holidays. The site is located at the

campground, adjacent to the public toilets.

This is a welcome addition to the Village following the opening

of the first station that has already diverted over 10 tonnes of

recycling from landfill since its installation in February last year. The

location of the new station is expected to be particularly useful for

recyclables generated by campers and visitors to the area.

Both stations have been funded with support from the Ministry for

the Environment’s Waste Minimisation Fund. Waste Management

NZ Ltd funded the cost of site works at both locations. The

recycling stations are constructed from modified 20 foot shipping

containers and fitted with kea proof flaps to reduce the risk of the

inquisitive birds moving the bin contents elsewhere or harming

themselves by eating the contents.

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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Wednesday January 24 2018 17

Notices

MOBILE LIBRARY TIMETABLE

Wednesdsay 24 January

Rakaia Huts 9.10–9.30am

Foster Park Playground

10.30am–12pm

Thursday 25 January

Foster Park Playground

10.30am–12pm

St John of God, Rolleston

1–1.30pm

Prebbleton Tavern 3.30–5.30pm

Monday 29 January

Upper Selwyn Huts 10–10.45am

Lincoln Childcare and Preschool

11–11.30am

Prebbleton Child Care

1.15–1.45pm

Tuesday 30 January

Burnham Kindy 9.40–10.10am

Burnham PreSchool

10.15–10.45am

Dunsandel Childcare

12.20–12.40pm

Paradise for Little Angels

1.30–2pm

PREBBLETON CEMETERY

The Council cemetery team

would like to contact the families

of the following person interred

at Prebbleton cemetery.

Kolo, Viliami Ofa

If you are a family member or

know any family members of

the above person, could you

please ask them to contact the

cemeteries team on 347 2969

or email cemeteries@selwyn.

govt.nz.

ALCOHOL NOTICES

An application for the renewal of

an off license has been received

from Clearwater Investments

Limited. Objections are open

until 15 January. An application

for the renewal of an on license

has been received from Hickman

Hospo Limited. Objections

are open until 5 February. An

application for the renewal of an

off license has been received

from Rolleston Supermarket

Limited. Objections are open

until 6 February. For more

information please visit www.

selwyn.govt.nz/alcoholnotices

LADBROOKS HALL

The Ladbrooks Hall seismic

strengthening works are

complete and the hall is

now open normal hours. For

information on the hall go to

www.selwyn.govt.nz.

SOCIAL HOUSING

Selwyn District Council is

seeking Registrations of

Interest (ROI) from New Zealand

Registered Charities with an

interest in providing local social

housing within Selwyn. Tenders

will be submitted as part of a

deadline sale process. Council

are reducing their housing stock,

and resolved to declare surplus

and dispose of a number of

houses and one section on Ritso

Street in Darfield. The properties

are in the process of a complex

disposal process and are now

being offered to NZ Charities.

Each property has a benchmark

price to meet due to right of first

refusal obligations with local

iwi. If the properties do not sell

through this tender process they

will be offered for sale on the

open market.

Charities should register their

interest through the Gets

website Gets.govt.nz notice

number 19368008. ROI close on

Friday 9 February at 5pm.

VISIT ONE OF SELWYN’S

SISTER CITIES!

Selwyn District Council Sister

Cities Committee Meeting will be

held on Wednesday 31 January

at 5.30pm. Anyone interested in

travelling to China, Japan and

Toraja at their own expense later

this year are welcome to attend.

Please RSVP to Bernadette

Ryan 347 2830 or bernadette.

ryan@selwyn.govt.nz.

Selwyn Events

THURSDAY

25

JANUARY

THURSDAY

25

JANUARY

Foster Park Playground

Pop-Up Library

10.30am–12.30pm, Foster Park

Playground, Rolleston

The Mobile Library will be popping up

at the new Foster Park Playground.

Take part in fun, free activities, play

games, explore the mobile library and

more!

Kawaii Crafts

10.30–11.30am, Lincoln Library

We all know about the Japanese

cutsie pop-culture of Hello Kitty ® and

Pushkin ® – have a go at our cutsie

crafts – includes origami, making

bookmarks and hand sew a cute cat

cushion! Recommended for children

age eight and over due to the use of

sewing equipment. Free – bookings

are required.

Meetings

Public Forums: Council,

Community Board and local

committee meetings are open

to the public. Time is available at

the start of meetings for people

to speak on matters of concern.

Please notify Bernadette Ryan

or your local committee at least

three days before the meeting.

Township, Hall and Reserve

Committees: To list or make

changes to meeting details, email

meeting.changes@selwyn.govt.

nz or phone 347 2800 or 318

8338 by 9am Wednesday the

week before publication.

COUNCIL & COMMUNITY

BOARD

Unless stated meetings are held

at Rolleston Council Building.

ON THE

ROADS

Property Committee

Wed 7 Feb 9am

Audit & Risk Subcommittee

Wed 7 Feb 3pm

LOCAL COMMITTEES &

ASSOCIATIONS

Coalgate/Glentunnel Reserve

Management Committee

Tue 23 Jan 8pm

Coalgate Fire Station

Glenroy Community Hall

Committee

Tue 23 Jan 7.30pm

Glenroy Hall

Hororata Citizens Committee

Tue 23 Jan 7.30pm

Hororata Hall

Don’t be fooled by the rain!

Ladbrooks Community Hall

Committee

Fri 9 Feb 7.30pm

Ladbrooks Hall

Leeston Community Committee

Mon 5 Feb 7.30pm, Leeston

Library Community Room

Leeston Park Committee

Mon 29 Jan 8pm

Leeston Park Pavilion

Tai Tapu Community

Association Inc.

Wed 7 Feb 7.30pm

Tai Tapu Library

Weedons Residents Association

Committee AGM

Tue 13 Feb 7.30pm

Weedons Domain

Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ) has advised that the Restricted Fire Season remains in place

in Selwyn despite recent rainfall.

The rain has promoted new growth in some areas of the district which will likely dry out as summer

continues, creating a potential fire hazard. With high temperatures expected throughout the remainder

of summer, FENZ and the Council are urging all property owners to ensure lawns, paddocks and berms

are kept short.

Long grass can be grazed or mowed to minimise the risk of it catching fire. When mowing, make sure to

do it in the evening or in cooler conditions. Take care with any activities that may produce sparks on hot

dry days, and even more so if it is windy – such activities include grinding, welding and even mowing

lawns on stony ground. If you see long grass on a property which causes concern, we encourage

residents to politely suggest that the lawn or verge be cut.

To make a complaint about a fire hazard such as long grass on lawns or verges contact the Council at

www.selwyn.govt.nz/helpline or phone 03 347 2800. You can also report issues using the app Snap,

Send, Solve. If you want to light any fire, you must first visit www.checkitsalright.nz to learn the rules in

your area.

Be safe out there!

On the roads this week

Stabilised seal repairs will be occurring on Knights Road, Curraghs Road, Dawsons

Road and Leaches Road. Reseals will be carried out on Dunns Crossing Road and

Coleridge Road. A reconstruction will occur on Southbridge Leeston Road. Please

stop on request at these sites.

Footpath reconstructions will be carried out on Blakes Road and Cathcart Crescent.

These footpaths will be closed during these works.

THURSDAY

25

JANUARY

SUNDAY

28

JANUARY

THURSDAY

1

FEBRUARY

SAT–SUN

3–4

FEBRUARY

New World Rolleston Picnic

in the Park – Springston

5.30–7.30pm, Springston Domain

Pop down to Springston Domain

with the family for a picnic. Live

music, bouncy castles, face painting,

Pedalmania, entertainment and more!

Faringdon Pool Party –

Southbridge

2–4pm, Southbridge Pool

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.

New World Rolleston Picnic

in the Park – Lincoln

5.30–7.30pm, Lincoln Domain

Pop down to Lincoln Domain with the

family for a picnic. Live music, bouncy

castles, face painting, Pedalmania,

entertainment and more!

Jumpstart the Muse –

Two day poetry class

The Laboratory, Lincoln,

11am–5pm

Looking for inspiration? Can’t find

the time to write? Want to meet some

other poetry enthusiasts and have fun

writing? A workshop packed full of

writing exercises, designed to get the

creative juices flowing. Suitable for all

levels. $25 per person, per day.

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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SELWYN TIMES

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Wednesday January 24 2018 19

Backyard Critters

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

GROUND BEETLES are in the

family carabidae and consist of

461 known species in

New Zealand, although as

many as 800 may be present here.

The cosmopolitan

ground beetle (laemostenus

complanatus) is one of the

most widespread species and

abundant larger beetles around

your backyard. The accidentally

introduced ground beetle is

all bluey-black, 13-16mm long,

nocturnal and flightless.

They are very commonly

found in disturbed habitats in

compost and under piles of wood

or stones. They are not found in

native forest areas.

Little is known about the

BIG: Cosmopolitan ground beetles

are one of the most widespread and

abundant beetles found in the backyard.

Beetle prowls at night

ecology of the species. However,

it is thought that both the adults

and the larvae are generalist

predators of small insects and

other invertebrates.

In agricultural landscapes,

ground beetles are known

to be significant predators of

aphids and other soft-bodied

invertebrates such as slugs.

Colourful way of

a fun day out

• By Georgia O’Connor-Harding

IF BEING pelted in brightlycoloured

cornflower based

paint while manoevring your

way through an obstacle course

sounds like a fun day out – you

are in luck.

The Rolleston and Districts

Lions Club will hold its first

Rolleston Colour Fun Day to

raise funds for its organisation.

The day involves participants

being doused from head to toe

in non-toxic colourful powder

as they make their way at their

own pace through a 2.5km track

at Helpet Park.

Throughout the course there

will be between five to six stations

where sponsored companies

will blast participants with

a specific colour.

Rolleston New World

and Storage King Rolleston have

so far agreed to sponsoring the

event.

Organiser and the Lion’s club

secretary Heather Kissell said

the course will include different

obstacles and at the end a pit

marked out for “ a bit of a paint

bonanza”.

She wanted to emphasise the

day is a fun day and not a colour

run.

“You can run it if you want to

but there is no prizes for being

first and I think you miss out

on a lot. It is a day to enjoy with

your family,” Mrs Kissell said.

The colourful craze is inspired

by The Color Run event, a fun

run event which first originated

in Phoenix, Arizona in 2011 and

has since been experienced by 6

million people worldwide.

Mrs Kissell said while most

people she had spoken to over

the age of 40 did not understand

the event, those under the age of

40 go “wow that is fantastic”.

The event will be limited to

1000 tickets, due to it being the

club’s first time running it, Mrs

Kissell said.

While it has not been decided

what the money raised from the

day will go to, Mrs Kissell said

she like it to go to the community

in some way.

She said the money may go

towards a new ambulance for St

John Selwyn Central which the

club, along with other neighbouring

Selwyn Lions clubs, are in the

process of raising funds for.

Mrs Kissell said while pushers

and prams are fine for the

event, bikes and dogs can’t be

included.

•The Rolleston Colour Fun

Day will be held on Sunday,

February 18, 11am-3pm

at Helpet Park. To book

tickets go to https://www.

eventfinda.co.nz/2018/

colour-fun-day/selwyn

An easy way toADVERTORIAL

procure original art

An emerging Christchurch artist, who has been painting as

a hobby for a number of years, is now using her talents to

create an exciting new business – May’s Masterpiece.

Taking a pause from the hustle and bustle of corporate life

when she and her partner welcomed their first child, May

Stewart found the opportunity to devote some time to her

long-time passion and earlier this year launched her website,

on which she showcases her artworks and services.

May also paints commission works,

producing beautiful paintings to client

specifications.

“My point of difference is that I’m

highly adaptable and not limited to

a set style.” May’s works range from

traditional and realistic to animated

and abstract. Traditionally, creating

artworks is a very self-indulging and

selfishly expressive activity, she says,

and artists create artworks based on

their own vision for their own pleasure

or purpose.

“How often would you come across a

piece of work, and you happen to share

the same connection or interpretation

as the artist?”, May asks.

“Or on a more practical term, have you ever found an artwork

that perfectly fits your purpose, room style and colour

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What May does best is when a client wants a bespoke

artwork, they bring her a picture of something they want

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example, and they can also bring in a picture of a style

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and May can combine the two.

“I want to change the way people typically procure artworks. I

want to make it easy and accessible for people to own original

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“You no longer have to try and find a piece that ‘kind of works’

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Original artworks also make ideal gifts,

and if you don’t know what to have

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May started her art training at Lincoln

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started as an indulgent hobby has a

new lease of life and she is thrilled she

can now take it to a commercial level.

“I hope to grow the business so I can do

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Her website, maysmasterpiece.co.nz,

features a selection of her works for sale, which demonstrate

her versatility, as well as testimonials from clients who have

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continuing education

Lincoln Decision Day helps

students choose future

2018 has come around quickly. Maybe

school is fast becoming a memory, or perhaps

you are looking for a new direction. If you

are new to tertiary study, 2018 might even be

fees free, giving you the perfect start to your

academic study.

On 25 January Lincoln University is holding

its Decision Day event on campus, from 9am

to 4pm. Experts will be available to answer

your questions about what to study, help you

enrol and discuss your options so that the

decision about where to study becomes easier.

Lincoln is gearing up for a big year, adding

new majors to its popular Commerce degrees

as well as new programmes, to make sure it is

offering choice to students.

Students are now able to include a

transferable environmental management

major into a commerce degree, ensuring

they are ready to meet the environmental

challenges they will face in the future.

Or they can include Event Management,

Parks and Outdoor Recreation, Tourism

Management and Water Management,

bringing new skills, perspectives and depth to

their studies.

There are also new separate majors in

Supply Chain Management and Global

Business in the Bachelor of Commerce as

well as new programmes such as the Master

of Professional Accounting (CPA) and the

Bachelor of Commerce (Agriculture and

Professional Accounting), both of which

prepare students to qualify as a professional

accountants.

There is also the Master of Business

in Finance, providing a perspective on

finance in New Zealand and international

contexts, with reference to sustainability,

agribusiness, entrepreneurship, innovation

and commercialisation

Lincoln still has places in its on-campus

student accommodation available, offering

an opportunity to enjoy the whole range of

student life.

But this is only scratching the surface of

what’s available. Come along to Decision

Day and find out more. That’s an easy one

to decide on.


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New course offerings reflect

changes at University

Lincoln University is offering a raft

of innovative new course majors, in

recognition of a desire from students and

industry for multi-disciplinary flexibility

and the delivery of programmes cognisant

of contemporary issues.

This year, students will be able to include

a transferable environmental major in

commerce, agricultural science and

tourism degrees, ensuring they ready to

meet the environmental challenges they

will face in the future.

Chief academic officer, Professor Bruce

McKenzie, said the move showed Lincoln

was “putting a stake in the ground and

accepting responsibility for providing our

new generations with the academic capacity

to create and design solutions in the clash

between agriculture, water, tourism and

conservation”.

“Students studying the Bachelor of

Agricultural Science will be able to add

breadth with a major in Environmental

Management, making Lincoln the only

university in the country that has this

combination of academic achievement.”

These additional course majors come

after a ringing endorsement of Lincoln

University’s role in the national economy,

in the recent Transformation Board report,

with Chancellor Steve Smith saying it

demonstrates how the university will be

critical to delivering better outcomes in

land, food and eco-systems into the future.

The report relates optimism for the

future of Lincoln, and is enthusiastic

about collaboration with Crown Research

Institutions, industry bodies and other

tertiary institutions.

It also aims it towards the rank of top five

in the world in agricultural studies.

This comes as the university embarks

upon a process of identifying core

disciplines that better concentrate

resources in research and teaching and

initiatives – grand challenges confronting

society that Lincoln can tackle at a worldclass

level through a mix of disciplines and

in strong collaboration with members of

other institutions.

Student surveys indicated there was a

realization that “Lincoln University could

become known as the best university in

the world to study primary industries and

environmental protection side-by-side; to

find a way to be good at agriculture and

protect the environment.”

The university is also giving more choice

in its commerce offerings by adding separate

majors in Supply Chain Management and

Global Business.

The other transferable majors, which

students studying for a Bachelor’s degree can

include to add depth to their qualification,

are Event Management, Parks and Outdoor

Recreation, Tourism Management and

Water Management.

Lincoln industry research suggested the

primary sector needs talented people with

core and edge skills and research capability,

while wider predictions estimate a net

increase of 49,900 workers in the primary

sector industry by 2025, with a much

greater emphasis on qualified workers.

“This is all about providing students

the ability to design their own options

and also ensure that employers have

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A popular Selwyn pastime

The success of the Selwyn Motor Fest

last November, reflects the popularity of

motoring in the district. Home to a number

of motor enthusiasts and collectors,

weekends see them heading out in their

pride and joy.

There plenty of directions in which to

go. Fill up at Rolleston and catch a coffee

or pick up takeaways before some rural

cruising or heading into the city.

Your day out might include a meal or

coffee and cake at one of the superb eateries

in Selwyn.

Head west, stopping for a bite to eat at

Edendale, West Melton, Darfield, Sheffield

or Springfield, followed by a pleasant walk

out of the sun at McHugh’s Plantation.

Further into the Southern Alps and

Porter’s Pass may challenge older vehicles

with the need for topping up the radiator

at the summit. If you make it over, Arthur’s

Pass offers places to dine along with

short and long walks, including round

the township where there are interesting

history plaques. The scenery is stunning

while cheeky Keas hang around town.

Lake Coleridge is another option. On the

way, stop at Hororata for a famous Butcher

Pie. Coleridge township is home to one of

New Zealand’s first major power stations

(built in 1914), sitting on the northern bank

of the Rakaia River. A short drive away, the

lake is popular for boating and fishing, as

is the Waimakariri and Rakaia rivers on

Highway 72. This follows the gorges from

Amberley to Geraldine cutting through the

Selwyn district.

Towards the Port Hills, the growing

university town of Lincoln is an attractive

place to take a stroll with a mix of food

options along with the Saturday morning

Farmers’

Selwyn

Motor Fest

and Craft Market where you

can purchase a variety of

artisan foods. Tai Tapu

also has an established

reputation for good food

with some lovely garden

settings like at The Tap’s

sunny courtyard or

garden with tree-lined

backdrop.

Around and over the

peninsula, there are

some delightful settings

for a picnic or lunch

out. The winding roads

will allow you to test

Rakaia Gorge -

a popular boating spot

the vehicle’s cornering with some stunning

views along the summit roads. Drop down

into Le Bons or Okains bay for a swim and

at the latter, tour the interesting Maori and

Colonial Museum.

Heading from Springston through

Leeston to Southbridge, call in for a coffee

and food then head a little further down the

road to Little Rakaia for a spot of fishing

or to Lake Ellesmere, a place favoured by

boaties, jet-skiers, kayakers, sailors and

windsurfers. It is also a good place for

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Those living in Selwyn are fortunate to

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MY PRIDE AND JOY

Muscle Car

Madness is

on again this

weekend

Muscle Car Madness

Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th January

Rangiora A&P Showgrounds

Adults $18 and Children under $15 FREE


Event oganiser and

Rolleston local,

Craig Stare in his

restored 1959 Ford

Thunderbird.

Several local cars will participate in this

year’s Trillo Metals Muscle Car Madness

show, which starts tomorrow and will

run until Sunday at the Rangiora A&P

Showgrounds.

This will be the 28th time the highly

acclaimed Muscle Car Madness show is

held with cars on show coming from as far

away as Keri Keri in the north and Bluff in

the south, along with a good selection from

the Selwyn district.

Over 1,300 cars will be on display over

the weekend, with those exhibited varying

from day to day. People who have showable

cars are able to display these, simply by

paying the admission fee at the gate on the

day. [Adults are $18 and children under 15

are now free.]

The whole family will be catered for at the

Trillo Metals Muscle Car Madness show.

The burnout pad action is always very

popular while music is a big feature, with

the welcome return of The Flyin' Saucers

from Melbourne. A great new Auckland

band called 'Boom! Boom! Deluxe' will

be playing on Saturday, with a total of ten

bands playing across the weekend.

A retro beauty competition for all

ages will also be held early on Saturday

afternoon, presented by Kabella Baby.

There will also be around 100 stalls: trade

displays, craft stalls, a retro zone for fifties

apparel, event t-shirts and displays from

the South Island's top restoration shops.

All of this plus more will make this event

the South Island's largest and most exciting

automotive event.

The children will not be forgotten either,

with a free fun zone with rides, toys and

every kind of food you can imagine.

For a ‘teaser’ and great way to start the

event, around 200 cars and four bands will

infiltrate Rangiora's main street tomorrow

night, Thursday (25th January) from 6pm

until 9pm, for a 'kick off ' party.

Saturday and Sunday (27th and 28th

January) are open days for the public from

10am to 5pm. A 2-day public hours’ pass,

is available at the gate on Saturday for just

$30.

For more information on the Trillo

Metals Muscle Car Madness show, phone

027 661 1932 or simply head to the

Rangiora Showgrounds, this weekend,

25th to 28th January, 2018.

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HOME PROFESSIONALS

New road, new premises,

same business

Canterbury Timber & Hardware are timber specialists;

the one-stop fence shop.

With the construction of the southern

motorway extension, entrances to premises

fronting Main South Road have moved with

them now accessible on the new Manion

Road which runs alongside the railway line.

For Mike, Jason and their staff at

Canterbury Timber & Hardware, they

have both a new entrance and brand new

premises, including an extremely spacious

and much larger, flash new showroom.

With larger premises, Canterbury

Timber & Hardware are now able to carry a

wider range of fencing products including

a greater selection of bolts, nuts, rails and

fittings.

Their new yard is also concreted so no

puddles or mud and plenty of room for

large vehicles or those towing a trailer, as

well as ample parking. Jason says the air

conditioning inside is great too, something

they never had in their old building.

Canterbury Timber & Hardware pride

themselves on providing a high level of

service to customers. This explains why

they are popular with fencing contractors

and locals who find their location extremely

handy.

With a background in the timber

industry, Mike and Jason are always keen

to help their customers, guiding those who

maybe erecting a fence for the first time.

They stand by the products they sell and

with a thorough knowledge of timber can

advise on the best products for the job.

Canterbury Timber & Hardware are

timber specialists; the one-stop fence shop.

The team at Canterbury Timber & Hardware.

They stock fencing materials for residential

properties, lifestyle blocks, large farms and

business premises. This includes: palings,

posts, pickets, netting, wire fencing, bolts,

nails, hinges, and other fittings for fences

and gates.

If wanting timber for a deck, they can

help with this too. They have pine and

hardwood decking, along with timber for

landscaping, driveway boxing, garden bed

edging, and timber for retaining walls. They

are also the local suppliers for Gallagher

electric fencing.

With such a great range of products in

the yard and the company having a close

working relationship with local timber

merchants, allowing overnight deliveries to

be organised, you can have timber delivered

to your site without delay. They also offer a

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For any summer jobs around the home

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Canterbury Timber & Hardware. You will

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Canterbury Timber & Hardware are

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Security

over summer

SELWYN TIMES

Lock your vehicle when left outside.

Even when at home, it pays to be mindful that not everyone

roving the neighbourhood has honest intentions.

The last thing we need when arriving

back from a summer holiday is to find our

home has been broken into. The thought of

someone entering uninvited is concerning

enough in itself. Losing precious possessions

and those with special meaning, especially

where they hold irreplaceable memories,

is sufficient reason to take and secure our

homes while away.

The inconvenience of having our

belongings taken from our motor vehicles

not to mention being without wheels if our

car is stolen, is another reason for being

security minded.

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home, it pays to

be mindful that

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neighbourhood

has honest

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Here are a

few reminders

A lockable security door

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of ways you can

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• Always lock your house when going

out.

• If you have a house alarm, use it. Do

not share the main code with anyone else.

Set up a separate code for your teenagers so

it can be changed from time to time and a

temporary code for guests.

• Lock all firearms away in a secure place,

keeping the key where it cannot easily be

accessed.

• Lock away garden tools as they may be

used by a would-be thief for breaking into

your home.

• Keep your garage door shut when you

are in other parts of the house.

• Never leave windows open when

sleeping, if they might be easily accessed.

• Shut windows accessible from the street,

when elsewhere in the home.

• Lock the front door when working in

your back garden and even when inside. If

wanting to open this door for ventilation, a

lockable security door might be fitted.

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• Lock your vehicle whenever you leave

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• Avoid leaving valuables in your

vehicle. If you must, hide them out of sight

preferably in the boot.

When going on holiday:

• Ensure all windows and doors are

secure before heading away.

• Organise a neighbour, friend or family

member to collect your

mail and check your

property is okay.

• If you do not have

an automated irrigation

system, ask someone to

turn your sprinkler on

when the plants need

pepping up. It will give

the impression that

someone is home.

• If away longer than

a week, organise for

your front lawn to be

mowed.

• Ensure your pool is secure with no easy

access.

While locking the door and setting

the alarm may seem like a hassle,

especially if just popping down the

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HOME PROFESSIONALS

Hedges give a

garden impact

A hedge offers simplicity yet impact. It is

an affordable alternative to erecting a fence

and gives privacy.

Hedges create a wall of green that is

aesthetically attractive, easy to maintain

and a draw card for bringing birds into the

garden.

The downside of hedges is the regular

maintenance they require to retain their

shape and avoid an untidy look. A wellkept

hedge will provide a year round

green outlook while also offering a show

of brilliant colour if flowering shrubs are

its basis. It can also provide a backdrop to

other plants in the garden.

Hedge planting may be used to divide a

garden divider perhaps creating rooms that

give it a sense of mystery or excitement, or

to add formality to a garden. It is also an

ideal way to achieve a shelter break or to

absorb noise if near a busy road.

Hedges make great garden dividers.

There are many suitable plants suitable

for shaping into a hedgerow, from low

growers to taller shrubs or trees with Buxus

one of the most popular plants for short

box hedging lower than 1.5 metres.

Other suitable plants include Lonicera

Nitida (box honeysuckle), which is ideal

where the garden gets full sun; the attractive

white flowered Mexican Orange Blossom;

the lovely pink flowering Escallonia; and

for an edible hedge, the delicious sunloving

Chilean Guavas.

Taller plants that make good hedges

include: Photinia the plant that has brilliant

red new leaf growth and white flowers;

beautiful flowering Camellias; Prunus

lusitanica (Portuguese Laurel); the fragrant

Osmanthus; Feijoas; or Thujas, more

commonly known as Conifers.

New Zealand natives ideal for hedges

include: varieties of Coprosma, which

come in different colours and leaf patterns;

Corokia, which has a lovely yellow flower

in spring turning to attractive berries in

summer.

Taller native options include: the very

popular Griselinia (Kapuka); a wide

selection of fast growing Pittosporums;

Olearia (Daisy Bush), which does not mind

poor soil; and Totara.

Match the choice of plants, based on the

Garden rooms can be created with hedges.

maximum height it grows, to the height

you want your hedge to be.

The number of plants needed to establish

a hedge will depend on the species as well

as how dense and quickly they grow.

To give the plants a good start dig over

the ground then add in compost giving

plenty of water as you put in the plants and

afterwards to help them get established.

Maintaining a hedge is easy with pruning

loppers, hedge shears or powered hedge

A hedge offers simplicity yet impact.

Hedges add formality to a garden.

trimmers, which are ideal especially for

large or established hedges. Pruning

regularly will also help thicken up the

hedge while allowing you to shape it to the

look you desire. Rule of thumb is: prune

back a third of each hedge plant annually to

encourage a leafy bushy look rather than a

woody hedgerow.

Hedges can make a garden while also

offering the chance for colour and even

fruit.

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HOME PROFESSIONALS

SELWYN TIMES

Making your own compost

Composting is easy and a great way to

transform garden waste and kitchen scraps

into nutrient rich material that can be spread

around the garden.

Whether you purchase a compost tumbler

or bin, construct a wooden structure perhaps

using recycled pallets or simply create a pile

in an out of the way place in your garden, the

exercise of making compost can involve as

little or as much work as you desire.

For best results, the object is to create layers

of organic materials such as grass and pruned

clippings, leaves and household scraps,

sprinkling the odd thin layer of soil to help the

compost along. Even a less scientific approach

will produce reasonable mulch if left for a

sufficient period of time to break down.

Household waste that can be composted

includes: kitchen scraps; coffee grinds; teabags;

small amounts of dairy product; paper towels;

Composting provides free mulch for your garden.

A worm farm is ideal for composting kitchen scraps.

shredded paper, newspaper or cardboard;

cooked pasta and rice; dust; stale bread and

cereal; nutshells; hair and pet fur; ash; and old

wool or 100% cotton items.

The following method can be used for

making compost:

1. Layer pruned branches and twigs over the

bottom of the compost area, directly onto the soil.

2. Distribute a layer of wet and dry organic

materials and kitchen scraps over the

branches and twigs.

4. Spread over an occasional layer of

manure, blood and bone, or seaweed, adding

lime if there is a large amount of acidic

material like fruit scraps or pine needles.

5. Cover the compost with an old rug or

blanket to retain the heat and water from

time to time.

6. If using an enclosed container, it is good

to turn the mix weekly.

As kitchen scraps can attract vermin, it

is better to compost these in an enclosed

container or via a worm farm. The latter will

provide a wonderful nutrient rich, liquid

manure. Do not feed the worms peelings and

scraps from onion, citrus, dairy products,

garlic, greasy meat, fat, spicy food, processed

foods like sauces and canned food, any green

waste that has been sprayed with pesticides

or weed killer, non-biodegradable items, or

poisonous plants.

Items such as meat, pet litter, seed heads,

green waste that has been sprayed with

herbicides or pesticides, and plants that

could sprout, are also better not composted

and instead put in the red bin.

Composting household waste reduces

pressure on landfill sites and is easy to make,

providing you with lots of free mulch for

your garden. Add the green matter and let

the tiger worms do the rest.

Wooden bins are ideal for composting.

A compost bin can be made from recycled pallets.

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Gardening

gardening without guesswork

Question:

How can I stop my carrots from being all foliage

and no carrot?

Carrots can be a tricky one

Answer: sometimes, firstly, make sure you are

planting them directly into the garden

as seeds. They hate being transplanted, and therefore growth

can suffer because of this. The type of soil should be light

and open to allow the roots to grow, this may be helped by

adding compost. Veggie Garden Mix or Garden Mix are great

options for growing in. Once they start to grow, thin any that

are crowding the space of another carrot, as well as any

small or scrawny ones. This will give your healthier, bigger

plants more space to grow. If they are too close together, this

will restrict their growth. As carrots are a root crop, they need

a fertiliser that is suited to the growth needs of these types

of plants. Superphosphate is great for theses, and other

root crops. Water is also an important aspect of growing

any type of vegetable. Make sure you establish a regular

watering pattern, giving them a good soak every few days.

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crop rotation

If the soil is very rich in nitrogen then the carrots will have

plenty of leaves and small roots. If you sow carrots after

a leafy crop such as brassicas or silver beet, it will help

because these crops use up a lot of nitrogen in the soil,

making it a better growing environment for your carrots.

QuAlITy prOducTs FrOm ThE WEB TO ThE shEd!

Looking ahead to

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9 Water – keep this up as much as you can

9 Dead-head roses and continue to check for any

pests

9 Keep an eye on potted plants. As they have a

limited area to draw water supply from, you will

need to ensure you give them enough water so

they don’t dry out and get stressed

9 Plant Spring bulbs – Freesias and Ranunculus are

some of the varieties available in stores now

9 Keep harvesting your crops. Check them daily to

get them before insects and birds

9 Prepare gardens for winter planting. Ensure there

are plenty of nutrients available for when you plant

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Games Challenge

Wednesday, 10am-noon

Take your nana, your dad,

your cousins or just yourself

along to this range of giant and

normal sized games available for

all ages to play.

Rolleston Library, 94 Rolleston

Drive

Kawaii Crafts

Thursday, 10.30-11.30am

Many know about the Japanese

pop-culture of Hello Kitty and

Pushkin. Have a go at cute crafts

– including origami, making

bookmarks and, for those that

want a challenge, hand sew a

cute cat cushion. Recommended

for children aged eight and over.

The event is free but bookings

are required.

Lincoln Library and Service

Centre, 22 Gerald St

Foster Park Playground Pop-

Up Library

Thursday, 10.30am-12.30pm

Selwyn District Mobile Library

will be popping up at the new

Foster Park playground in

Rolleston during the summer

holidays. There will be free fun

activities and games, as well as

books and more.

Foster Park, Rolleston

Faringdon Pool Party Southbridge

Sunday, 2-4pm

Head to the Southbridge Community

Pool for a party. The DJ

will be playing your favourite

songs, with inflatables, games,

prizes, a sausage sizzle and loads

of fun. Thanks to Faringdon for

its support. For postponements,

cancellations and more information,

go to www.facebook.com/

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Southbridge Pool, High St,

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Go along to Down by the

Liffey Gallery’s first exhibition of

the year. It features the

work of Yi-Ming Lin, Jill Goddard

and Linda Hart. Three

different mediums, three different

perspectives. This diverse

exhibition, in which three different

artists express the ideas that

move them to make expressive

imagery, should appeal to a wide

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Takes $2 to Tango

Friday, February 2, 7-8pm

Go along to a special one-off

tango class to learn Argentine

tango followed with a short

demo. Everyone is welcome. Cost

is $2. For more information, go

to 021 139 7572.

Prebbleton Hall, Springs Rd,

Prebbleton

Markets:

West Melton Market:

Saturday, 9am-noon. St Paul’s

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to introduce children and

young people to skating with

free gear hire, music and

coaching from experienced

skaters at Cheapskates

Skate Skool. Prizes up for

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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

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Netball Centre.

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display cabin locations.

www.justcabins.co.nz

To Let

PREBBLETON AREA.

Modern self contained

semi-furnished 1 bdrm

cottage. Country setting,

$200 p/w. Ph 021 543 227

or 027 498 50 37

ADD SOME

COLOUR

TO YOUR ADVERT!

HOUSEHOLD

WATER

DELIVERIES

Call Dynes Transport

027 620 0730

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

FORESTS AND FIELDS

a naturist lawn, garden, transport & photographic service

See www.forestsandfields.co.nz

• Irrigation • Drainage • Driveways

• Auger Hole Drilling

• Land Clearing & Development

• Culvert Installation • Construction Site Works

• Tree & Hedge Removal • Concrete Breaker

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

g.m.contracting@xtra.co.nz

www.gmcontracting.co.nz

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

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

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

GARDEN SUPPLIES

CHCH’S LARGEST SELECTION OF

BARK • COMPOST • SHINGLES

Free

QuoTe

Remember...

we are NOT in

Parkhouse Road

Landscape Lane (off Lunns Rd)

P. 348 2915 OPEN 7 DAYS

nO GREEn wastE In anY OF OUR COMPOst

Trades & Services

MACROCARPA &

BLUEGUM Trees

wanted for

firewood or

sawmilling grade.

Ph Kent

021 325 661

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

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

ACE HIGH

PLUMBING

All Plumbing

Gasfitting

Drainlaying

Blocked Drains

Log Fires,

Wetbacks

Gas Hotwater

Phone

021 454 864

AUTO ELECTRICIAN

Ellesmere

Auto

Electrical

• Air Conditioning • Alternators

• Starter Motors • Wiring Repairs

• Diagnostics • Lighting • Batteries

Mobile Auto Electrician

022 644 9664

Farmlands Card Accepted

BOUNDARY TRIMMING

Shelterbelt Trimming

Contractor

Call Tony Dempsey

Ph 03 325 3256 Mob 0274 323 943

CARPET carpet/furnishings

/ FURNISHINGS

Di’s Carpet

BinDing

Have your carpet

off-cuts bound

124 Halswell Junction Rd, Halswell

Phone 322 1103 Mobile 027 586 4830

Hours Mon - Fri 9.30am - 5.00pm

carpet layer

CARPET

LAYER

45 YRS + EXPERIENCE

Repair, Uplifting, Relaying,

Restretching

*Selection of underlay available

All preparation work undertaken

*Also GARAGE CARPET

Phone John 027 208 7383

jandcbennett@xtra.co.nz

ELECTRICAL

SELWYN

ELECTRICAL

SERVICE

Don’t let electrical

problems worry you

For all electrical

repairs & service

CALL TODAY

027 492 8971

or ah 344 6202

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

“Totally Dependable”

Maintenance & Servicing | New Housing | Hot Water Systems

Upgrades | Solar Hot Water | Central Heating

Commercial & Backflow Prevention | Pumps & Filtration

Town & Rural

Laser Plumbing Christchurch West

Phone: 03 348 6920

Email: chchwest@laserplumbing.co.nz

Trades & Services

T.V. SERVICE

CENTRE

Repairs, tvs, microwaves,

stereos, DVD. Aerial

installations and kitsets,

480 Moorhouse Ave, ph 03

379 1400

Public Notices

Trades & Services

T.V. SERVICE

CENTRE

Repairs, tvs, microwaves,

stereos, DVD. Aerial

installations and kitsets,

480 Moorhouse Ave, ph 03

379 1400

Situations Vacant

www.laserplumbing.co.nz

Trades & Services

ROOF

PAINTING

Rope & harness

a speciality,

no scaffolding

required,

30 years of

breathtaking

experience.

FREE QUOTES

Exterior staining,

exterior painting,

moss and mould

treatment and

waterblasting

Phone Kevin

027 561 4629

Trades & Services

CARPET & VINyl

lAyINg

Repairs, uplifting,

relaying, restretching,

E mail jflattery@xtra.

co.nz

ph 0800 003 181

or 027 2407416

CARPENTER

HANDyMAN

Small Job Specialists,

Carpentry, Repairs,

Decking & Maintenance,

40 years experience, no

job too small, Ph Warren

03 322-1103 or 027 697-

8541

CONCRETE CUTTINg

Affordable Concrete

Cutting with Quality, and

removal work. Free quote.

No job to small. Phone 027

442-2219, Fax 359-6052

a/h 359- 4605

William Ross

Painting &

decorating services

Rolleston, Christchurch

Qualified Tradesmen

Painting & Wallpapering

• EQC opt outs

• Insurance work

• Free Quotes &

Prompt Service

• Distance no object

Contact Billy on 0226413530

Email: williamross@xtra.co.nz

Trades & Services

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

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

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

DON’T DELAY, CONTACT US TODAY!

MILITARY EXERCISE

HIGH EXPLOSIVES

TRAINING/NIGHT FIRING

29 JAN – 14 FEB 2018

The general public is to be advised that a NZ

Army Exercise will be conducted in the West

Melton Rifle Range (WMRR) area over the

period 29 Jan – 13 Feb 2018

The exercise will involve personnel of the 2/1

Battalion Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment

from the 1 (NZ) Brigade, Burnham. The exercise

will involve up to 40 personnel.

A night shoot will be conduct on the 01 Feb

and again on the 09 Feb 2018, all firing will be

finished no later than 10pm.

Training will involve soldiers using High

Explosives (HE) grenades around the WMRR

area. The training with grenades will start at 10

am and finish no later than 4 pm on the 05 Feb

and again on the 13 Feb 2018.

For more information please call

03 363 0099

Sporting Notices

Springston Netball Club

TRIALS

Springston Domain,

Ellesmere Junction Road

Thursday 8th February

Year 7/8 Squad Trials 6pm

Thursday 15th February

Year 7/8 Second Squad Trial 6pm

An administration fee of $20 is to be

paid before Trialing and this will be

deducted from your registration fee.

Enquiries:

Nicole Bennett 0273 013 065

springstonnetballclub@gmail.com

Come and join our fabulous club

Vehicles Wanted

CAR REMOVALS

$$CASH PAID$$

CARS, VANS, UTES

& 4X4 WANTED

NZ OWNED

AND

OPERATED

FOR

24 YEARS

We use world class vehicle

depollution systems

0800 8200 600

www.pickapart.co.nz

Rendering Plant Operator

Wallace Group LP is recognised as a leader in the primary industry with major

investments in service rendering, hides and skins processing and composting.

The Company wishes to employee a person to fill the position of Rendering Operator

with in the Rendering division, which is situated at Hororata near Darfield. This is a

fulltime position and does include shift work.

The desired candidate would possess the following attributes but the successful

candidate will be given full training to achieve the required skills:

• Forklift license

• Loader license

• To be able to work

unsupervised

Applications close 2nd February 2018.

Please apply in writing with curriculum vitae and references to:

General Manager Operations

Wallace Group LP, PO Box 11

Waitoa 3380

Email: gordon.henderson@wallace.co.nz

All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence

Situations Vacant

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

DRIVETECH LTD

FREEPHONE 0508 2 DRIVE (37483) OR 03 348 8481

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

• Rendering experience

would be preferred but

not essential

Situations Wanted -

Jobs Wanted

MIG WELDING

Assembly/Labouring.

Your workshop or mine.

Casual/Part-time. Ph 0273

661037

Wanted To Buy

CASH FOR

STAMPS

Do you have an

Old Stamp or Coin

collection tucked away

somewhere? It could

be worth a fortune!

We are currently Buying

old collections in the

Christchurch area to stock

our retail shop in Riccarton.

Free Appraisal and Cash

Offers on most items.

Call Matt Power

0800 39 24 26

The Stamp Exchange

134a Riccarton Road. Opposite

the Mall carpark.

Wanted To Buy

TOOLS

Garden, garage,

woodworking,

mechanical, engineering,

sawbenches, lathes, cash

buyer, ph 355-2045

ADVERTISE YOUR

BUSINESS HERE

Phone for further details

(03) 379 1100

• Boiler ticket would

be preferred but not

essential as full training

will be provided.


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SELWYN TIMES

Four Seasons Realty

Deadline Sale

For Sale

30D Harman Street Addington

Guaranteed Income – Solid Investment! Modern, permanent material townhouse built by

Horncastle Homes. With two double bedrooms with robes. Kitchen dining adjoining lounge

with slider opening to private secluded patio area and easy care lawn & garden. Internal access

garage plus parking. This property is currently leased to Housing New Zealand on a fixed term

until August 2019 tenancy with the right of renewal until August 2024. Viewing is strictly by

appointment so please call to view.

View at fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1815

Natalie McLean - 021 969 425

$439,000

2 1 1 1 1

184 Adams Road West Melton

Luxurious Lifestyle - But Leaky - Can you Fix Me Truly exceptional in presentation,

this has been an amazingly presented property offering a wheel chair accessible four

bedroom home with multiple living spaces, outdoor pool, four bay barn, olive grove and

gardens that could be out of house & garden. The owner are willing to sell well below

market averages due to it being identified as leaky (with full disclosure), offering exciting

opportunities for those handy persons/tradesman wishing to remediate.

Deadline Sale 13th February 3pm (unless sold prior)

View at fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1816

Katie Harrison - 021 135 0887

$650,000

4 3 2 1 5 2

1/76 Amyes Road Hornby

$389,000

2 1 1 1 2 2

Fantastic Brand New Standalone Front Townhouse Ready to move into. Features 2 double

bedrooms both with robes and built-in furniture, sunny open plan living areas with great

indoor / outdoor flow. Great home for entertaining. Double garaging, internal access and

own drive. Separate laundry. 2 toilets. Bathroom features separate shower and separate bath.

Includes Heat pump, dishwasher, wired for alarm. Note: Not an over 60’s. So close to Hornby

Mall, supermarkets and cafes etc. Just a fantastic location, be quick on this one!

View at fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#HR4818

Nicholas Martin - 027 4345 792 | Lyn Martin - 027 228 8499

37 Globe Bay Drive Templeton

A Great Home on a Good Street Located in one of Templeton’s most enviable

address./s sits this beautiful four bedroom home. Offering modern and well-appointed

kitchen, open plan dining with two large living areas, two bathrooms, and perfect flow

for entertaining. Large north facing section, established trees, and sheltered patio

providing alfresco dining options.

View at fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1804

Nyressa Vincent - 027 515 7045 | Richard Tait - 027 777 8080

4 2 1 1 2

288 Waterloo Road Hornby

Add Your Finishing Touches! Good sized living, semi open plan to kitchen and flowing

through to a fantastic porch and rear yard. Ideal for entertaining. Three good sized

bedrooms, bathroom/toilet and seperate laundry. HRV system and double glazing, keep

the home comfortable. Adjacent to Kyle park and close to local amenities and businesses.

Owner wants SOLD!

View at fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#HR4820

Scott MacDonald - 027 273 9044

3 1 1 2

Cramped living

conditions?

We’ll find you the extra space.

Talk to our team today and see what our business can do for you.

Hornby.

Rolleston.

395 Main South Road S13, Rolleston Square

P 349 9919 P 347 4711

Property Management.

379 Halswell Road

P 338 1138

Four Seasons Realty 2017 Ltd

Licensed Agent REAA 2008


PUBLiSHeD eVeRY WeDneSDAY

Week commencing WeDneSDAY, 24TH JAnUARY 2018

Four bedrooms + study on

enviable 1403m2 section.

This beautifully presented home is in a prime

location on 1403m2 in the boutique Goulds

Green subdivision, just a short walk to Clearview

Primary, the Aquatic Centre & Rolleston College.

Situated down its own private ROW, it enjoys

the benefits of having excellent o/s parking &

an immaculately maintained, mature garden

with 4 point irrigation. Equally generous in size

internally, the property comprises 2 spacious

interconnecting living rooms, 4 double bedrooms,

a study & a separate laundry. Extra features

include reticulated gas hot water, 90cm gas

hobs, a heat pump & an alarm. Homes on this

section size, in such a great location, are getting

harder to come by so, if this meets your needs, we

recommend early action.

PRICE:

Offers over $649,000

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd

Licensed (REAA 2008) - Rolleston

Sarah Booth

Contact:

Mobile: 027 527 8258

Brendan ‘Big Red’ Shefford

Contact:

Mobile: 027 224 4733

rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL23393

3 Curnow Way, Rolleston Open Home: Sunday 1.30pm - 2.00pm

A Falcon Great New Year!

Come and see what’s new at Falcon’s Landing. Pop into the sales office,

17 Branthwaite Drive, this Thursday, Friday or Sunday and see what we’ve been

up to. Or call 03 741 1340 or email enquiries@yoursection.nz anytime.


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Hastings McLeod Limited Licensed under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008 rolleston@pb.co.nz 03 929 0306

Priced below RV!

$589,000

WEB ID DFU57937

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.

VIEW Sunday 28 Jan 12.00 - 12.30pm

4

OPEN HOME

Gareth Cox

Mobile 021 250 9714

Office 03 929 0306

gareth@pb.co.nz

2

2

True Rural Lifestyle

$315,000 + GST (IF ANY)

WEB ID DFR58769

DARFIELD

637 Cullens Road

Seldom do lifestyle opportunities such as this become

available.

Located only 8kms from Darfield township on a quiet

sealed road, this 4ha bareland block is ready and waiting

for you to create your true rural lifestyle. Subdivided into

two paddocks with country water supply.

This property enjoys stunning mountain vistas in a

unique rural atmosphere. Don't delay your inspection of

this superb blank canvas!

Price: $315,000 + GST (if any)

View By Appointment

Gareth Cox

Mobile 021 250 9714

Office 03 929 0306

gareth@pb.co.nz

OUR TEAM

Tony Quayle

AREA MANAGER

027 611 6161

Sarah Yeates

RESIDENTIAL SALES

027 447 2719

Paul Frewen

RESIDENTIAL SALES

021 428 246

Cameron Grant

RESIDENTIAL SALES

022 096 1897

Michael Robb

LIFESTYLE SALES

027 436 7106

Jannetta Thomas

RESIDENTIAL SALES

021 256 6295

Gareth Cox

RURAL SALES

021 250 9714

Bev Saunders

PROPERTY MANAGER

027 666 1219

www.propertybrokers.co.nz


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Building blocks to

a new home

As Cantabrians continue to move forward, when building a new

home, here’s a reminder to pay attention to some of the fine

details...

Anyone intending to build a new home

should have the builder’s contract

checked out by an experienced lawyer.

A payment schedule can also

minimise financial risks. Issues that

you may have to deal with include:

the deposit, guarantees and warranties

If you want to compare building

companies, it’s important to get down

to finer details such as how many

power points there are per room, the

type of windows you are having or

which paint finishes are included.

Questions to ask

builders include:

• Do you have a completion guarantee

and how does it work?

• Are they held in a solicitor’s trust

fund?

• Will the master franchisor complete

the build if the franchisee goes out

of business

• What are the exact specs?

• Are the prices fixed?

• What is excluded from the build?

• Are there any restrictions on

driveways or any other connections?

• Can you speak with clients who

have just completed a build?

Do your homework before you decide

on a building company and you will

have a less stressful time once the

building process starts.

0800 500 123

www.mikepero.com

Mike Pero Real Estate Ltd. Licensed REAA (2008)

• Is there a loss of deposit

guarantee?

• Is the company a

Registered Master Builder

and does it use thirdparty

written guarantees?

West Melton - 121 Johnson Road

Your Own Slice of Paradise

View by appointment or open home

For Sale $950,000

Web mikepero.com/RX1346919

• What is the schedule for

payments?

• How are the deposit and

progress payments

administered?

Situated on a quiet road just out of West Melton township

in a wonderful garden setting on 5997sqm. The pool

complex is stunning and there are multiple spaces to

entertain or relax. Designed in the 80s, the house has

been largely modernised, and has been priced to allow

a discerning purchaser to complete the process. Several

lockable sheds give multiple options.

• 4 Bedrooms

• 1 Bathroom

• 2 Living

Heather Clouston

West Melton & Rolleston

021 318 260

heather.clouston@mikepero.com

Our Onsite

Office is Open

Wednesday to Sunday, 11-4pm.

Call in for the latest information

on available sections.

Visit one of our showhomes and find your perfect house and land

package within a well regarded community. Each home site has been

created to enjoy the best possible aspect situated amongst Lincoln’s

rural outlook.

First National Real Estate

Sue Mullins

027 244 1325

Visit Us Onsite Corner of Birches Road and Craig Thompson Drive, Lincoln.

Barry O’Neill

021 364 422

www.flemington.co.nz


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Your guide to Show Homes & New Sections

in the Selwyn District

Almost a lighting revolution

The emergence of LED lighting might

almost be mooted a revolution in lighting

with them offering brighter, quicker, more

cost effective light.

While an initial higher outlay, long-term

power savings make LEDs more economic

with the adage ‘what you pay for is, what

you get’ meaning the higher the quality

the more benefits. LEDs usually return

their initial cost in around a year through

power savings while lasting over ten years,

especially when a quality fitting.

The overall cost of LED lighting is

lower than when first introduced to the

market. With its benefits much greater,

incandescent light bulbs, compact

fluorescent lamps and halogen lighting are

all becoming a thing of the past.

LED lighting is five to six times brighter

than its incandescent equivalent and with

a narrower beam angle the light is more

focussed.

Juice Electrical’s Greg Horton

recommends LEDs due to their efficiency.

“It’s unlikely you’ll need to change an

LED fitting for 10-20 years as they last so

much longer,” advises Greg.

While LED lighting may add $500-

$1,500 more to the cost of an average

house build, the extra cost is future

focussed as they use a tenth of the

power for lighting. LED fittings are also

becoming cheaper and there are now LED

bulbs that can be retrofitted into older

light fittings.

“The way in which an LED diode

is manufactured and the luminescent

moulded together determines its quality,”

explains Greg.

There are other benefits in choosing

better quality LEDs too. With high quality

ICF LED lights, pink batt insulation can be

closed and butted so it sits right beside and

over the top of the LED. This was not the

case with other lighting methods where

insulation had to be cut away from the

light fitting as it would heat up posing a

fire hazard.

With insulation able to cover high

quality LED lights, more heat is retained

in the home. However a word of warning,

some LEDs still require insulation to be

cut around them so it is essential you get

advice from an electrician first. This is also

something a building inspector will check

if a new home is being constructed or an

alteration requiring building consent is

undertaken.

LEDs are also ideal if changing a light

fitting is a mission, such as with high

ceilings and above stairs.

Benefits of LED lighting:

• Light output is excellent.

• LED bulbs are very efficient, using up

to 85% less electricity than incandescent

bulbs.

• LED bulbs last longer than other

lighting forms.

• Efficient use of electricity and longer

life means less impact on the environment.

• The LED’s lifespan is not affected by

frequently being turned off and on.

Negatives of LED

lighting:

• This form of

lighting is initially

more expensive.

• Many older

dimmers will not

work with LED

light bulbs making

it more feasible to

change the complete

light fitting to an

LED one, something

Greg recommends

as they have a much

longer life span.

The emergence of LED

lighting might almost be

mooted a revolution in

lighting with them offering

brighter, quicker, more

cost effective light.

LEDs are 5-6 times brighter than

incandescent equivalents.

LED is more focussed light.

LED lighting uses less electricity.

Artisan Homes

Builders of superior homes. Built to last.

Winners in Registered Master Builders House of the Year Awards

Our new Showhome in the new Faringdon

South Showhome Village. Opening soon!

WATCH THIS SPACE!!!

Phone 03 374 9172 Rob 021 324 876

email rob@artisanhomes.co.nz

www.artisanhomes.co.nz


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WEDNESDAY 24th JANUARY

730 Christchurch Akaroa Rd, Tai Tapu

Ray White Lincoln

69 Ravensdale Rise, Westmorland

Ray White Lincoln

SAtURDAY 27th JANUARY

81 Edward Street, Lincoln

Matson & Allan, Rolleston

284 Lawford Road, West Melton

Ray White Rolleston

123 Port Hills Rd, Heathcote Valley

Ray White Lincoln

12 Carbine Place, Upper Riccarton

Harcourts Rolleston

1/842 West Coast Road, West Melton

Harcourts Rolleston

257 Weedons Ross Rd, West Melton

Ray White Rolleston

48 Cassidy Avenue, Lincoln

Ray White West Melton

1 Fiona Place, Hei Hei

Ray White Rolleston

SUNDAY 28th JANUARY

73 Turners Road, Ouruhia

PGG Wrightson Real Estate Canterbury

15 Powell Crescent, Ilam

Ray White West Melton

65 Crozier Drive, Kirwee

Ray White West Melton

69 Boston Avenue, Hornby

Ray White Rolleston

8 Tapanui Place, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

25 Brittan Drive, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

19 Bridge Street, Southbridge

Matson & Allan Leeston

1/265 Selwyn Road, Rolleston

Harcourts Rolleston

8 Kendon Drive, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

69 Ravensdale Rise, Westmorland

Ray White Lincoln

10 Heaphy Court, Rolleston

Ray White Lincoln

83 Walkers Road, Rolleston

Harcourts Rolleston

44 Park Lane, Rolleston

Matson & Allan, Rolleston

31 Cassidy Avenue, Lincoln

Ray White Lincoln

32a Manor Drive, Rolleston

Harcourts Rolleston

2/11 Bencard Place, Hoon Hay

Harcourts Rolleston

45 Liffeyfields Drive, Lincoln

Harcourts Rolleston

3 Micron Close, Templeton

Ray White West Melton

66 Bailey Street, Templeton

Ray White West Melton

1251 Courtney Road, Kirwee

Ray White West Melton

22 Hungerford Drive, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

18 Renoir Drive, Rolleston

Mike Pero, Rolleston

1621 West Coast Road, West Melton

PGG Wrightson Real Estate Canterbury

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10E Riverside Lane, Tai Tapu

Ray White Rolleston

83 Faringdon Boulevard, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

15A John Street, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

138 Levi Road, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

59 Selwyn Street, Leeston

Ray White Rolleston

43A Fairfield Way, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

11 Kilkenny Close, Lincoln

Ray White Lincoln

15 Whitewood Crescent, West Melton

PGG Wrightson Real Estate Canterbury

3 Simms Lane, West Melton

Ray White West Melton

2 Tweedy Court, Lincoln

Ray White Lincoln

4 Ford Mews, Springston

Ray White Lincoln

77 Clausen Ave, Leeston

Matson & Allan Leeston

37 Globe Bay Drive, Templeton

Harcourts Rolleston

24 Hillmorton Street, Addington

Harcourts Rolleston

24 Shillingford Boulevard Rolleston

Ray White West Melton

15a Mila Haven, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

7 Dylan Close, Rolleston

Mike Pero, Rolleston

25 Navy Loop, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

79 Newman Rd, Rolleston

Mike Pero Real Estate, West Melton

29 Rolleston Drive, Rolleston

Harcourts Rolleston

7 Greenan Place, Doyleston

Ray White Rolleston

3/ 1163 Goulds Road, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

3 Hulme Lane, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

4/50 Stonebrook Drive, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

3 Curnow Way, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

27 Franklin Crescent, Lincoln

Ray White Rolleston

11 Greenstone Rolleston

Matson & Allan Rolleston

56 Shadbolt Lane, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

12 Garston Street, Leeston

Matson & Allan Leeston

39 Overbury Ave, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

27 Spring Place, Leeston

Ray White Lincoln

574 Birchs Road, Lincoln

Ray White Lincoln

20 Lowes Road, Rolleston

Mike Pero, Rolleston

730 Christchurch Akaroa Rd, Tai Tapu

Ray White Lincoln

42 Riverstone Drive, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

95 Neave Road, West Melton

Ray White West Melton

6 Cameron Cres, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

39F Fairfield Way, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

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27 Tiny Hill Drive, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

105 Knights Road, Weedons

Ray White West Melton

23 B Jozecom Place, Rolleston

Matson & Allan, Rolleston

184 Adams Road, West Melton

Harcourts Rolleston

11 St Albans Street, St Albans

Harcourts Rolleston

121 Johnson Rd, West Melton

Mike Pero Real Estate, West Melton

44 Rossall Crescent, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

103 Fairfield Way, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

20 Brook Street, Lincoln

Ray White Lincoln

31 Rembrandt Drive, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

15 Seymour Drive, Rolleston

Matson & Allan Rolleston

21 D’Arcy Street, Leeston

Matson & Allan Leeston

19 Faulks Drive, Lincoln

Ray White Rolleston

1129 Greendale Road, Darfield

Harcourts Rolleston

1744 Hoskyns Road, Kirwee

Harcourts Rolleston

942 Ellesmere Junction Rd, Burnham

Ray White Lincoln

9 Raymond Place, West Melton

Ray White West Melton

27 Heathridge Place, Lincoln

Ray White Rolleston

36 Burnham School Road, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

73 Lowes Road, Rolleston

Matson & Allan, Rolleston

14 Riverside Lane, Tai Tapu

Ray White Lincoln

13 Spring Place, Leeston

Matson & Allan Leeston

31 Sherborne Drive, Rolleston

Mike Pero, Rolleston

3 Emerson Lane, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

804 East Maddisons Road, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

26 Rotherham Drive, West Melton

Ray White West Melton

5 Westview Crescent, West Melton

Ray White West Melton

20a Kopara Street, Templeton

Ray White Rolleston

37 Heathridge Place, Lincoln

Matson & Allan Leeston

17 McCauley Street, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

4 Emerson Lane, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

302 Two Chain Road, Burnham

Ray White Lincoln

11 Eversham Drive Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

42 Kildare Terrace, Lincoln

Ray White Rolleston

43 Masefield Drive, Rolleston

Matson & Allan, Rolleston

3 Dylan Close, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

11 Glebe Close, Lincoln

Ray White Lincoln

12.15pm – 12.45pm

39 Chervier Street, Leeston

Matson & Allan Leeston

2.15pm – 2.45pm

23B Jozecom Place, Rolleston

Matson & Allan Rolleston

4.30pm – 5.15pm

196B Sharps Road, West Melton

Ray White West Melton

For full details of all

Open Homes, please

contact the Real Estate

companies

RAY WHITE

ROLLESTON 03 347 9988

www.rwrolleston.co.nz

WEST MELTON 03 347 9933

www.rwwestmelton.co.nz

LINCOLN 03 325 7299

www.rwlincoln.co.nz

FARMLANDS www.farmlands.co.nz

FARMLANDS LINCOLN 03 325 2889

FARMLANDS LEESTON 03 324 3189

FARMLANDS DARFIELD 03 317 9070

HARCOURTS ROLLESTON

03 347 4711, www.harcourts.co.nz

MATSON & ALLAN

www.marealestate.co.nz ROLLESTON 03 347 9949

DARFIELD 03 318 8204 • LEESTON 03 324 3704

MIKE PERO ROLLESTON

03 347 1111, www.mikepero.com

PGG WRIGHTSON CANTERBURY

03 318 7850, www.pggwre.co.nz


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M-A

MATSON & ALLAN

REAL ESTATE LIMITED

‘The

Selwyn

Experts’

Residential

Lifestyle

Rural Property

Licensed REAA2008

ROLLESTON - 43 Masefield Drive

5 DOUBLE BEDROOM BEAUTY

• New build

• 5 double bedrooms

• Master with ensuite and WIR

• Quality fixtures and fittings

• 2 x heat pumps

• 2 living areas

• Separate lounge

• Sleek modern kitchen

• Large section

• Double internal access garage

Viewing: Sun 3.45 – 4.15pm

Price: Neg Over $649,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/269

Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576

jackie@marealestate.co.nz

OPEN HOME

ROLLESTON - 15 Delamare Way

VENDORS COMMITTED TO SELLING!

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

separate toilet , 2 ensuite

• Flat—1 bedroom, 1 living, 1 bathroom

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

home incorporating quality appliances

• Good choice of living areas which flow seamlessly out

to their own private entertaining areas

• Private in ground heated self cleaning pool

• Built to high specification from LED lighting, central

vacuum system, high end carpet & drapes, underfloor

heating tiles and a dedicated gym with sauna

• Large double internal access garage, car port and

ample parking available

Price: Enquiries Over $1,125,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/241

Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576

jackie@marealestate.co.nz

PRICE REDUCED

ROLLESTON - 73 Lowes Road

SERIOUSLY GOOD LIVING

• 4 double bedrooms

• 2 large separate living areas

• Fantastic location

• Parking options for boats and caravans

• Large established 1150sqm private section

• Large kitchen/dining area

• Spacious master bathroom with spa bath

• Walking distance to schools and township

• Fantastic outdoor entertaining

Viewing: Sun 3.00 – 3.30pm

Price: Neg Over $589,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/251

OPEN HOME

ROLLESTON - 44 Park Lane

SUPER SPACIOUS FAMILY HOME

• Built in 2015

• Substantial 274sqm home

• 4 double bedrooms

• 2 large living areas

• Log burner and heat pump

• Walk in pantry

• Great indoor/outdoor living

• Secure and private 792sqm section

Viewing: Sun 12.00 – 12.30pm

Price: $629,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/293

OPEN HOME

ROLLESTON - 41 Bethany Road

THE “X” FACTOR ON BETHANY

• Stylish property – Built 2016

• 4 bedrooms

• Ensuite/WIR

• Spacious living/dining area

• Modern kitchen/quality appliances

• Butler’s pantry

• Large secure and private section

• Parking for trailer/caravan

Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576

jackie@marealestate.co.nz

Price: Neg Over $539,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/280

ROLLESTON - 11 Greenstone Street

FANTASTIC QUALITY FAMILY LIVING

• 4 double bedrooms

• Large master with ensuite/WIR

• Sleek modern kitchen with stone bench tops

• Quality appliances

• 2 separate living areas

• Separate laundry

• Large private and secure section

Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576

jackie@marealestate.co.nz

Viewing: Sun 1.30 – 2.00pm

Price: Neg Over $569,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/283

OPEN HOME

Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576

jackie@marealestate.co.nz

Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576

jackie@marealestate.co.nz

ROLLESTON - 80 Shillingford Blvrd

LOOK FORWARD TO THIS!

• Due to be completed in July 2018

• Well designed brick four bedroom home

• Walking distance to Faringdon South Point shops

• Walk-in pantry, quality Westinghouse appliances

• Separate living area

• Ensuite & walk-in robe

• Separate laundry

• Sits nicely on section to maximise sun

• LED lighting & heat pump

• Double glazing & insulation

• Fully fenced with patios & landscaping

Price: Neg Over $549,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/291

Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576

jackie@marealestate.co.nz

ROLLESTON - 23B Jozecom Place

OPULENT LIVING & TRIPLE CAR GARAGE

• Spacious 270m2 home

• Three spacious living areas

• Modern kitchen with stone bench tops & Butler’s pantry

• Four double bedrooms

• Large master bedroom with WIR

• Log burner & Heat pump

• Opulent tiled bathrooms with underfloor heating

• Separate laundry & ample internal storage

• Triple car garage

• 1228m2 section

Viewing: Sun 2.15 – 2.45pm

Price: Neg Over $765,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/296

Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576

jackie@marealestate.co.nz

OPEN HOME

LINCOLN - 81 Edward Street

EXPECT TO BE IMPRESSED!

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

664m2 section

• Spacious open plan living, dining & kitchen, including

additional lounge

• Four generously sized bedrooms - master with large

walk in robe & stunning ensuite

• Smart lock system & keyless entry ensures

convenience & safety

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

ultimate comfort & warmth

• Capacious outdoor living area, plenty of room for

family activities

OPEN HOME

Viewing: SAT 11.00 - 11.30am

Price: Neg Over $735,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/278

Charlotte Bellew Mb 027 532 5931

charlotte@marealestate.co.nz

ROLLESTON - 15 Seymour Drive

VENDOR WANTS SOLD!

• Near new home (under 2 years)

• 3 bedrooms

• 2 bathrooms

• High quality fittings and fixtures

• Separate laundry

• Alarm & LED lighting

• 2 car internal access garage

• Fully fenced section

• Excellent street appeal

Viewing: Sun 2.30 – 3.00pm

Price: Neg Over $499,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/254

Andrew Taylor Mb 027 435 5930

andrew@marealestate.co.nz

PRICE REDUCED

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

Chris Flanagan

027 433 4657

Andrew Taylor

027 435 5930

Jackie Derrick

027 636 3576

Stephan Knowler

027 229 9522

Cameron McRae

027 769 6696

Paul Robinson

021 277 2690

Sue Robinson

021 409 050

Charlotte Bellew

027 532 5931

Jo Barrett

021 859 006

Juliet

Flanagan

Connie

van der Klei

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