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• By Emily O’Connell and Georgia

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PREBBLETON’S shopping area

may soon be transformed.

Woolworths New Zealand Ltd

and Prebbleton Properties Ltd

have lodged a resource consent

with the district council to operate

a Fresh Choice and retail

and commercial units.

A doctors surgery, pharmacy

and cafe are planned and there

will be room for 96 customer

car parks.

The development would go on

the corner of Tosswill Rd and

Central Ave.

The consent bid comes soon

after Foodstuffs South Island

Ltd was granted resource consent

to operate a Raeward Fresh

on vacant land at the back of

the existing Prebbleton shopping

area, close to where Fresh

Choice wants to go.

The Fresh Choice floor area

would be 1300m 2 and the retail

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from the editor’s desk

DISTRICT COUNCILLOR Jeff Bland gives

a great insight into quarrying on page 4

today.

Quarrying is what it is. You cut into the

land for material; you need heavy machinery

and vehicles; and often there is blasting. So it is noisy, dusty

and when it is wet, muddy.

Anyone living nearby cops the problems.

Coming soon is a battle between Templeton and Weedons

residents living close to the planned Fulton Hogan quarry.

It will bring all of the problems mentioned above.

In his column, Bland gives a great example of how a quarry

affected one family’s life.

If the quarry in Templeton is to be stopped from causing the

same issues to many others, there will need to be a number of

Jeff Blands.

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Cattle banned from

school pet days due to M. bovis

• By Emily O’Connell

CATTLE HAVE been banned

from attending some Selwyn

school pet days in a bid to stop

the spread of mycoplasma bovis.

Ellesmere College, Leeston

Consolidated School, Southbridge

School and Ladbrooks

School have all taken a stand

against the cattle disease.

In March, the Government

signed off on the culling of

thousands of animals in a bid to

eradicate the disease.

The Ellesmere Agricultural

Science and Technology club

runs the annual pet day for

Leeston Consolidated School,

Southbridge School and year 7

and 8s students from Ellesmere

College.

Club president Jo Benny said

there will be no cattle on site

during its pet day on November

2, but there may be an electronic

solution.

“I have signed up to a Facebook

page that are looking to

start an online calf club, so kids

can still present their pet calves,

just electronically,” she said.

Mrs Benny said it was “bound

by” the Ellesmere A & P Show’s

decision not to have cattle, as it

BANNED: Cattle have been banned from some Selwyn school

pet days to prevent the spread of mycoplasma bovis.

holds its pet days at the showgrounds.

In spite of the ban, Ladbrooks

School is hopeful judges may be

able to visit each property and

assess the cattle individually.

On Friday, the number of

active infected properties with

mycoplasma bovis in Canterbury

was 19, said a Ministry for

Primary Industries report.

Ellesmere A & P Show

2019

ON THE DOMAIN LINCOLN 2 MARCH 2019

president Trevor Hobson said it

made the call to ban cattle as the

disease is present in Selwyn and

it cannot risk spreading it any

further.

“It was a commonsense

decision. There will be

no backlash from it. It is

disappointing to see it happen,

but it was the sensible decision to

make,” Mr Hobson said.

He was uncertain as to how

long it would be until the show

would accept cattle entries again.

However, cattle classes will

be included in November’s

Canterbury A & P Show.

Show staff said it is

exploring measures to limit

the risk of mycoplasma bovis

contamination.

More than 50 cattle breeders

and show staff attended an

exhibitors meeting recently, with

the majority indicating they

were willing to show stock at the

New Zealand Agricultural Show

2018.

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Keep quarries away from residents

District

councillor

Jeff Bland

writes about

his opinion on

quarrying

RECENTLY I received an

email, which read “as our

elected representative what is

your personal view about the

quarry that Fulton Hogan wish

to establish at the corner of

Dawsons and Curraghs Rds, near

Templeton?”

Before I share with you my

reply I will tell you a little bit

about me.

A fair while ago I worked for

a large organisation that owned

and operated a number of

quarries. The stone from these

quarries was used in river work

and stop bank protection.

I was young and working in

this environment was exciting.

Quarries were noisy, dusty and

dangerous. I loved handling the

explosives, operating the drilling

rigs and jackhammers.

It was hard dirty work but well

paid and rewarding.

The biggest quarry we worked

was a huge towering cliff, not

benched, nearly 125m in height.

It was in a rural farmland

environment.

OPINION: District councillor Jeff Bland writes about why he

believes quarries “must be” located well away from existing

houses.

Unfortunately, there was one

house located about 200m from

the quarry entrance. The owner

of this house we will call Mr

Smith.

It would be fair to say that Mr

Smith hated us quarry workers

for very good reason. His home

was constantly exposed to the

stone dust drifting out of the

quarry.

He was tortured by the

incessant hammering of

the drilling rig and the jack

hammers. The noise of trucks

grinding their way out to the

weighbridge, then to the quarry

entrance directly opposite his

front gate was relentless.

His children trudging home

from school had to walk through

the often wet grass, the roads

were busy, the trucks large and

often overloaded.

If this wasn’t bad enough,

after one quarry blast, a piece

of granite the size of a football

crashed through the roof of his

house.

Mr Smith often used to stand

opposite the quarry shaking his

fist and cursing us.

The boss said to ignore him

as he was just a bit nuts. Back

then if you stood in the way of

progress you were belittled. Mr

Smith was just one voice and the

quarry owners were many.

The quarry has been closed

for many years now. Mr Smith’s

house may still have the

mismatched sheet of corrugated

iron on the roof.

The rivers are confined by the

stop banks, the farmers have

prospered and everyone has

forgotten what happened.

But I haven’t. I see the

similarities to the Templeton

situation. Small man versus large

company shareholders wanting

to maximise its profit.

The noise, the dust, the trucks

grinding their way from the

quarry floor onto roads not

designed for their size or weight,

kids walking in the grass. The

company employees are just

doing their job. I accept that

we need gravel for roads. It is

progress, but progress comes

at a cost not usually borne by

company shareholders.

Now getting back to my reply.

I am of the opinion that quarries

must be located well away from

existing houses.

In this case, there will no

doubt be arguments put forward

by those promoting the quarry

and those opposing it.

I suspect that this will end

up going through a hearing

process and a commissioner

will be appointed to listen to

both arguments. It will be in this

forum that the matter will be

decided. However, don’t underestimate

the power of public

opinion. Those that are worried

about the location of this quarry

should voice their concern, stand

united. Public opinion may well

influence the outcome.

Don’t be like Mr Smith,

shaking your fist and cursing

the workers once the quarry is

operating will be pointless.

•This is my opinion only

and should not be construed

as an opinion of the district

council

•Readers’ letters page 12

Selwyn teen

makes Women

of Influence final

SELWYN YOUTH Council

chairwoman and Rolleston

resident Paige Sullivan (right),

18, is a finalist in this year’s

Women of Influence awards.

The Lincoln High School

student is one of 83 women to be

named as a finalist in the awards

from around the country.

Recognised as a young leader,

Paige says the nomination is

exciting.

“I never expected it would

happen and it’s crazy to see my

name among people like Sophie

Pascoe,” she said.

Paige will be travelling up to

Auckland next month for the

awards dinner at SKYCITY

Hotel.


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Fire rages, homes at risk

SPRINGFIELD BINS

Additional rubbish bins will

be added in Springfield to

address ongoing issues of bins

filling up too quickly. Malvern

Community Board deputy

chairman Kerry Pauling said it

is finding campervan occupants

are unloading their rubbish

into the public bins, which is

filling them up quickly. A board

report said it is better for the

rubbish to be dumped in the

bin than on the side of the road.

Bins between the size of a 44

gallon drum and a small skip

are planned to be placed outside

the Springfield public toilets. Mr

Pauling said it is also planned

for bins to be emptied once more

a month. The bins are currently

emptied weekly.

SLEEP OUT FIRE

A sleep-out used for storage has

burnt to the ground after a fire

in Hororata on Sunday night.

Hororata, Coalgate, Methven and

Kirwee volunteer fire brigades

were called to the incident at

about 10.30pm on Leaches Rd.

Hororata senior station officer

Roger Parsons said the sleep-out

was “well ablaze” by the time services

got there. A fire investigator

is determining the cause.

CAR CRASH NEAR LAKE

A man sustained minor injuries

after his car slid on State Highway

73 near Lake Pearson on Saturday

at about 9am. Springfield, Sheffield

and Arthur’s Pass volunteer

brigades were alerted to the

incident.

FLAIR FOR FASHION: Kim and Paul Strange are looking forward to seeing their design on stage

at the World of Wearable Art awards.

Designers on world stage

• By Emily O’Connell

DOYLESTON designer Loretta

Sloan and Prebbleton couple Kim

and Paul Strange are finalists

in the World of Wearable Art

awards.

About 60,000 people are

expected to attend WOW’s 30th

season in Wellington from September

27 to October 14.

Mrs Strange, who is the driving

force behind Art Couture

NZ’s wearable arts competition,

said their design was based on

the sense of sight and incorporates

recyclable materials.

She said her husband, who

works in information technology,

brought a practical aspect to

their team, while she’s the creative

influence.

“It’s been really good and it’s

actually been really cool doing it

together,” Mrs Strange said.

She said it took them about

six months to put the design

together, working in their spare

time.

They were looking forward to

travelling up to Wellington to see

their design on the stage.

“We’ve already talked about

more that we will do together,”

Mrs Strange said.

Mrs Sloan is also happy to have

her work displayed on a world

stage.

She has been entering the competition

since 2010 and says this

year’s piece came from the heart

and was a “tribute to a family

member.”

Mrs Sloan said the design

took a couple of months to put

together, including testing and

samples.

“The last month was manic,

DESIGN:

Loretta

Sloan is

a finalist

in the

World of

Wearable

Art awards.

PHOTO:

MARTIN

HUNTER

and two weeks prior to getting

away, I was working around the

clock to get it completed,” she

said. Finalists have been selected

from 17 countries, an increase

from 13 last year.

New Zealand is the most

represented country with 65

finalist designers. Twenty-four

finalists will come from China

and 15 from the United States.

Other countries represented will

include Poland, Greece, South

Korea, Mexico and Russia.

The awards evening will be

held on September 28.

DEVELOPMENT: A resource consent application has been

received for a Fresh Choice supermarket and retail facility in

Prebbleton. ​

Retail boom looms

•From page 1

Deputy Mayor Malcolm Lyall,

who lives in Prebbleton and is

the district council’s representative

on the community association

committee, said the plan

was “fantastic.”

“It’s the sort of services our

community have been needing

for a long time,” he said.

Mr Lyall said some Prebbleton

residents might be a “little negative”

about it but on the whole,

people will be supportive.

In February, resource consent

was granted for a major

redevelopment of the Prebbleton

Tavern site on the corner of

Tosswill and Springs Rds. Plans

include retail, health, a cinema,

a 30-unit motel, two residential

units, along with tavern

renovations and associated

parking and landscaping.

Prebbleton Hotel Ltd

spokesman Shannon Gilmore,

who manages the tavern, said

the development would start as

“soon as possible” but wouldn’t

comment further.

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CHANGES: The district council will build a fence in the Rolleston dog park

within the next few weeks.

Fence to separate club

and public at dog park

• By Emily O’Connell

A FENCE will be built at the Rolleston

dog park so part of it can be closed off to

the public at certain times.

The fence will separate off the area used

by the Selwyn Dog Training Club.

The district council is behind the idea,

which will take place at the

Foster Park Dog Exercise Area

on the corner of Springston,

Rolleston and Goulds Rds.

District council major projects

property manager John

Reid said the fence is a result

of complaints from people

about training sessions being

difficult to conduct when other

dogs are running through the

area.

“Public dog owners are also

finding it hard to supervise

their dogs without interrupting

dog training,” he said.

The Selwyn Dog Training Club uses

the park on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and

Thursdays from 6.30-9pm, on Sundays

from 10am-noon and on the occasional

weekend for competitions.

Mr Reid said the exact size of the fence

has not been decided, but design work

should be completed in the next few

weeks.

“The total area of the proposed fenced

area will be less than half the dog park,”

he said.

Although the district council is still

John Reid

waiting on final quotes for the fence,

Mr Reid said it’s expected to cost about

$5000-$7000.

“This cost has been budgeted for in the

council forward budgets,” he said.

Mr Reid said the fence will be a

permanent structure. However, it is

described as “temporary” because it will

have a number of large gates

that will be left open, except

when the club is running a

training session.

“For the vast majority of

the time, the whole park will

continue to be available for use

by the general public,” he said.

Rolleston resident Mark

Melhuish and his dogs use the

park twice daily. He said the

district council’s decision to

build a fence in the park was “a

little bit ridiculous.”

“By cutting the park in half,

you’re not actually able to run your dogs at

a full speed across the park really,” he said.

Mr Melhuish said with Rolleston’s growing

population, the club should look at an

alternative facility.

“You’re ruining a perfectly good park for

the sake of a minority group,” he said.

However, Mr Reid said the district

council supports the club’s activities in the

park. “It was this club that originally advocated

for the dog park, which it believed

could be used by both the club and the

general public,” he said.

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Katelyn Twiss

Ellesmere teenager thriving in

Although only 15-years-old, Leeston’s Katelyn Twiss has taken on

leadership roles at Ellesmere College, the Selwyn Youth Council

and Students Against Dangerous Driving. Emily O’Connell talks

to her about balancing school work with her busy lifestyle

Can you tell me about

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I’m on the Selwyn Youth

Council, I’m actually the deputy

chair. I’m a national leader for

SADD, which is Students

Against Dangerous Driving. I

play rugby on Wednesdays for

the Forward Foundation. The

Forward Foundation allows us

to play because there’s a mixture

of different schools which don’t

have enough for one team so

we just combine and play on

Wednesdays. It’s good, there’s

only about four of us from Ellesmere

who play. I’m also a prefect

at school.

Can you tell me about

speaking at the Local

Government New Zealand

conference in Christchurch

recently?

It was so exciting because it

was just such a big platform to

be able to speak at and to be able

to represent the youth council at

such a high level and talk about

what we’ve done was honestly

such an honour. I found it more

exciting than nerve-racking.

Did you feel nervous at all?

Yes I did a little bit. I think I

was just more nervous because

I just didn’t want to muck up on

stage, but then by the end of the

day, my excitement contained

my nerves so it was really good.

Who were you most excited to

meet at the conference?

We didn’t get to see everyone

because it was a three-day event

and we were only there for our

session. Mark Sainsbury was the

host, it was pretty cool to meet

him.

What did you take away from

the experience?

Definitely public speaking

skills and just to be confident

and just get up there and speak

because it was a once in a lifetime

experience.

How long have you played

rugby?

I’ve been playing rugby my

whole life. So I started when I

was young. I started playing with

the guys when I was five-yearsold,

and then when I hit year 9,

I transitioned from playing on

weekends, because I got too old

to playing on Wednesdays for

school.

Is rugby your favourite sport?

One of them, yeah. I really

like basketball as well but I don’t

play it.

Do you play any other

sports?

No.

How did you get involved

in SADD?

Last year I attended one

of their local events at

the Selwyn council

building. I was

like “oh, I will

go along,

it will be

good to

get it going in school.” From

there that progressed to going

to the conference last

year, which was held in

Christchurch, and then

there were a few of

us at school who

said, ‘right, let’s do

some activities

around SADD at

school’ because it

had kind of been

a bit absent in our

school for a while.

The other students

were year

13 so this year I

was really keen to

go to the conference

again and try

get SADD going

in school because I

think it’s just such a

good organisation. The

national leadership

programme is open to

year 12 students so I

thought why not just

go for it? Because

it’s such a good

thing to be involved

with

and I just

really

wanted

to be involved

and

help

at a

LEADER: Leeston’s Katelyn Twiss, 15, is a deputy prefect at Ellesmere College.

PHOTO: GILBERT WEALLEANS

national level with SADD, rather

than just within my school. So

I applied for it and I was really

fortunate to get in.

How did you come to

be deputy prefect at just

15-years-old?

I just love getting involved in

anything to do with whanau

spirit in school. And this year

there was an opening for a year

12 student to be a deputy prefect.

They asked me and I said why

not? Then I was lucky enough to

get the position as well.

How did you feel when you

were announced as deputy

prefect?

I wasn’t at school as I was on a

geography field trip, but I when

got the news I was really happy.

Does being involved in a lot

of different activities get too

much sometimes?

Definitely, because I always put

school work first so, especially

now in year 12, it can get quite

overwhelming sometimes. I also

do admin work on Tuesdays

and Thursdays after school

at Cochranes of Canterbury

in Leeston. So it gets quite

overwhelming sometimes, but I

have good support around me.

I have a really great family who

are always keen to help me out

and are always there for me and

a really great group of friends.

When did you join the Selwyn

Youth Council?

When I was in year 10, I went

on a youth leadership weekend,

which I just saw an ad in the

newspaper for, and I was like

“sweet, I’ll just go for it.” And

then I got accepted into that and

it was run by the youth council,

and it was sort of introducing us

to leadership, which I think was

really cool. In year 11, so

last year, we had to apply the

year before, I applied for it and

I was really fortunate to get in

as well. It’s a two-year term so

this is my second year on youth

council.

Will you apply again next

year?

Definitely. It’s been such a

rewarding experience for me.

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leadership roles

Whitecliffs

loses identity

to Glentunnel

INSPIRATION: Selwyn Youth Council deputy chairwoman Katelyn Twiss (right) looks up to her

friend and chairwoman Paige Sullivan.

What has been the most

rewarding project you’ve been

involved in?

Probably the Selwyn Link bus

trial, which is what we’re doing at

the youth council at the moment.

So it’s been a two-year process

and we’re finally coming towards

the end part. We’ve had the trial

for the bus between Southbridge

and Darfield and Darfield to

Southbridge via Rolleston, and

now we are finally in a position

where we can do something

about it.

How do you balance school

work with everything else going

on?

I think I just have to make sure

that I always know what is going

on and I just have to plan ahead.

So with assessments and stuff, I

have to make sure I know when

they are due and I always have

time set aside for them and I just

make sure I get them done.

What would you like to do

when you finish high school?

I really want to do a law degree

and where I go from that, I’m

not quite that sure, but I want a

career involved in law.

Why law?

I don’t really have an exact

reason why, I’ve always just

gravitated towards stuff

surrounding it. I find it really

interesting and I want to explore

it more as I grow older.

What’s your favourite thing

to do to relax?

Listen to music. I just love

listening to music and just

chilling out. Sometimes I play

on my guitar a bit and hanging

out with friends and going to

the gym as well I find that quite

relaxing.

Are you quite musical?

I used to be really heavily

involved in singing when I was

younger but now it’s more of a

hobby, I just sing and play the

guitar when I have time.

Do you have any siblings?

I do. I have twin sisters, Laura

and Emma, who are 19-yearsold.

They both live in Dunedin

and one studies at Otago

University and one studies at the

polytechnic in Otago.

Who do you look up to?

My friend Paige Sullivan,

who is the chair of the youth

council. I think she inspired me

to get involved in a lot of things

because she did that herself.

It’s really rewarding having her

as a friend but also someone I

can look up to and see all the

amazing things she does and

then it motivates me to get

involved in anything I can.

What is your favourite subject

at school and why?

Oh, that’s a tough one.

Surprisingly, I actually really

like geography, I’m finding it

really good this year. I do love

english because it allows you to

be perceptive so you can relate

things to the real world.

What has been the most

valuable lesson you’ve learnt?

I think just be yourself. When

I’m just myself, I feel really

good and I know that I’m

being true to myself and it can

sometimes reflect on other

people as well.

• By Georgia O’Connor-

Harding

FIRE OFFICERS in

Wellington have upset

residents living in Whitecliffs

by telling them they live in

Glentunnel.

Concern has been raised

Whitecliffs is losing its

identity and people could get

confused over the township’s

official address.

The issue was brought to

the Whitecliffs Township

Committee by resident Mike

Ransome.

Mr Ransome told Selwyn

Times he has been pushing for

the issue to be resolved for the

past eight months and hasn’t

got anywhere.

“It irks me because I feel

Whitecliffs is losing its identity.

It would be like people

living in West Melton being

told they suddenly live in

Christchurch,” he said.

A Fire and Emergency New

Zealand spokesman said it

has received a request from

the district council to add

Whitecliffs to the New Zealand

Localities Dataset.

It is currently considering

this request.

The spokesman confirmed

properties in Whitecliffs are

presently classified as Glentunnel.

The data set is maintained

by FENZ to reduce the risk

of confusion and, any consequent

delays in dispatching

crews to fires and other emergencies.

A New Zealand Post

spokeswoman said a creation

of a new locality of Whitecliffs

is being considered.

She said NZ Post was unable

to make any decisions

for this change without

agreement from a consortium

made up of FENZ, territorial

authorities and Land and

Information New Zealand.

Mr Ransome said he cannot

understand what the fire

service has to do with determining

the official addresses

in the first place.

“I object to some pen pusher

up there (Wellington) telling

me where I live,” he said.

Whitecliffs is currently

serviced by a rural driver in

Coalgate, and is included in

the locality of Glentunnel

meaning their address is

street number and name followed

by RD1 Coalgate.

But Coalgate chief fire officer

Phillip Shaw said when

the firecrew is dispatched to

the township, properties are

classified as Whitecliffs.

“We are not being confused.

We don’t have any issues with

it,” he said.

On Google Maps, the townships’

main road - Hartleys

Rd leading up to the Whitecliffs

Domain, falls under

Glentunnel.

Across the Selwyn River /

Waikirikiri, Riversleigh Rd,

Whitecliffs Rd and Flagpole

Rd is named Malvern Hills.

Township committee

chairwoman Jodie Thompson

said while she didn’t see the

township losing its identity,

it would be easier if the mail

address was Whitecliffs.

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you concerned Whitecliffs

is losing its identity? Email

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oconnor@starmedia.kiwi

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Her grandfather Tom Mathews stayed at Radius Hawthorne

until he passed away six years ago. Mrs Matthews still visits

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of bowls for the residents. Miss Curd has been helping

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Wednesday August 1 2018 11

New life for old hotel building

Historian and district council staff member Wayne

Stack continues his monthly look at Selwyn’s past.

Anyone with suggestions for future features can

phone Wayne on 021 119 9107. This month’s feature

is on the restoration of White’s Courtenay Hotel

RESTORING A dilapidated,

heritage-listed building is not for

the faint-hearted. It takes vision,

imagination, money, patience,

hard work, ability to problemsolve

and, most of all, courage

and determination.

Local real estate agents Joe

and Tracey Brankin have

proven they have plenty of these

characteristics in restoring

White’s Courtenay Hotel, one of

the district’s oldest buildings.

The old hotel has significant

historical importance to the

district in that it was the earliest

centre of local government. The

East Rakaia and North East

Roads boards held their first ever

meeting (and subsequent meetings)

in the lounge of the hotel

in July 1865. These boards later

morphed into the Courtenay

Roads Board, the Malvern County

Council, and latter, the Selwyn

District Council. The building is

also the sole remaining dwelling

of a series of hotels and accommodation

houses – such as

the Halfway House Hotel near

Courtenay, the Miner’s Arms at

Halkett and the Clare Inch Hotel

at Little Racecourse Hill – which

had been established along the

Old West Coast Rd and have

long-since gone.

Although it has mostly been

used as a private residence, the

building was a purpose-built

hotel when erected by Charles

White in 1864. White had

previously established a smaller

hotel on the river flat near the

Courtenay punt to service those

crossing the Waimakariri River.

He subsequently built the larger

nine-bedroom, wooden weatherboard

hotel alongside what was

then the main West Coast Rd

to provide accommodation and

meals for the increasing volume

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CapItal GaIn

to the ResIDent

of travellers passing through to

the West Coast.

The hotel provided services

for the Cobb & Co horse-drawn

coaches and passengers from

1866 when the road over Arthur’s

Pass was opened. Officially

licensed as the Courtenay Hotel,

the establishment was commonly

known as White’s Hotel and it

served as a staging station where

the coaches changed horses. The

stables at the rear of the hotel

have long since gone.

The hotel became an important

centre for the community,

where a post office and telephone

exchange were eventually housed

within the building and local

meetings were regularly held in

the two lounges and tap room

(bar).

When Charles White died in

1869 his wife Mary Ann and

son, George, kept the business

going, but the days of the hotel

were numbered. The new railway

from Rolleston to Kirwee was

completed in 1871, which took

most of the traffic away from the

Old West Coast Rd. The growth

of Kirwee led to the demise of

businesses in Courtenay, which

included the hotel, along with a

store, a blacksmith, an Orange

Lodge Hall and a library. About

this time, the hotel license was

transferred to the Kirwee Hotel,

with White’s then becoming

a private residence. However,

the Post Office was retained in

the building until 1924, when it

closed.

In 1902, the property was

purchased by Jack Bedford and

remained in the family until

1994. By that time the building

had been unoccupied since 1963

and was derelict. An internal

chimney and one of the two sets

of stairs had collapsed, with the

Our Great

history

WITH WAYNE STACK

RESTORATION: The White’s Courtenay Hotel building on Old

West Coast Rd in the 1980s. The historic building has been

restored by local real estate agents Joe and Tracey Brankin.

PHOTO: HERITAGE NEW ZEALAND

weather and vandals adding to

the general deterioration of the

building.

As early as 1970, a local

newspaper reported the likely

destruction of the historically

significant building, as the owner

and the Historical Places Trust

were not in financial positions to

restore the property. At this time

prospective buyers were put off

by restrictive planning by-laws,

with the old Town and Country

Planning Act discouraging any

potential restoration.

However, in 1993 resource

consent to subdivide the land

and restore the building was

gained, resulting in the property

being purchased by John and

Diane Sugrue. Their initial vision

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was to restore the building to

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12 months, the couple cleared

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and exterior and prepared it for

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By 1995, the building was

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stage. However, it was not until

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wiring and water system installation

was completed. At this

stage, the exterior restoration

had been done, and in 2012 their

efforts were recognised when

they won the Heritage Restoration

category of the Canterbury

Heritage Awards.

The second stage of the restoration

came about when Joe and

Tracey Brankin purchased the

building in September 2014. Joe

had been asked to market the

property, but ended up buying

it himself for a family home. Joe

had grown up in the area and

became passionate about the potential

in the restoration project.

At this time, the interior only

consisted of a concrete floor and

some structural internal walls.

After discussions with

Heritage New Zealand and the

district council, the Brankins

quickly set about sympathetically

renovating the old hotel into

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such as a hidden staircase

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internal walls were either moved

or taken out. Replacement Kauri

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décor now includes lamp shades

and an old 1920s telephone that

are not only in keeping with

the character of the building,

but also are a reminder of its

past use. By December 2014, the

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old hotel, being the first residents

since 1963.

Joe and Tracey spent the

following year completing the

landscaping of the grounds in

character with the history of

the property, which includes

adornments such as wine barrels

and a horse-drawn cart and gig –

both more than 100-years-old.

Through their combined

efforts, the Brankins and

Sugrues have not only saved a

historic building from imminent

destruction, but have also

preserved for future generations

an increasingly rare physical

reminder of the district’s colonial

past.

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Butcher parks

up in Rolleston

Your Local Views

Readers reacts to a pump

found to be blocked with

t-shirt in Selwyn.

Heather Wilkins - A wonder

the T shirt didn’t block the toilet.

Brian Tones - As someone

who worked for a council many

years ago, I found the worst

things were woman flushing

their pads and nappies down the

loo, disgusting, and we are the

ones who always had to clean the

pipes out.

SELWYN TIMES

UNIQUE: Elite Meats owner Corey Winder parks up every

Thursday in Rolleston. ​

A MOBILE butcher has taken off

in Rolleston.

Elite Meats owner Corey

Winder has expanded his business

by setting up a moveable

butchery from a small truck.

Mr Winder, who has been a

butcher since he was 19-yearsold,

said the reaction has been

“amazing.”

“People have just been blown

away by it,” he said.

The idea for the mobile

butchery came from residents’

requests to have a shop in other

places, such as Rolleston and

West Melton.

“I thought, well, it’s not that

easy to open a butcher shop, so

I’ll see if I can get a mobile one

going,” Mr Winder said.

He is selling the same products

found in the Elite Meats store in

Bush Inn.

“If we haven’t got it on the

truck, then we take orders and

we take the order out of whatever

they want the following

week,” Mr Winder said.

In March, Mr Winder was

named in the all star team at the

World Butchers’ Challenge in

Northern Ireland. His team, the

Pure South Sharp Blacks, finished

second in the competition.

The mobile butcher will

be open outside the South

Point complex in Faringdon,

Rolleston, on Thursdays, from

2-6.30pm, and 9am-5.30pm

outside Vegeland on Marshland

Rd on weekends.

Readers respond to the

potential changes being

made to the busy Rolleston

Drive and State Highway 1

intersection to stop traffic

poles being hit by vehicles.

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Suzanne Louis - I had a feeling

it was this one before I read

the article.

Greg Koppert

- Of course moving

it 6m wouldn’t be a

wise idea would it.

Readers react

to opposition to

Fulton Hogan’s

Miners Rd quarry

open day.

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same rural residents that burn

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healthy air?

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- That is down right

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sensitive Fulton

Hogan.

Readers reacts

to Heather

Watson finishing

up after 31

years working

as a caterer at Lincoln

University.

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too after all the effort that

has gone into the operation that

is often overlooked.

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Wednesday August 1 2018 13

Jail for dog park crash driver

Convicted

killer gets

15 months

A CONVICTED killer who

crashed through the Rolleston

dog park fence after a high speed

chase has been jailed for 15

months.

John Oliver Jamieson, 31, was

sentenced on Thursday in the

Christchurch District Court on

driving charges and unlawful

possession of a .22 rifle and

ammunition found in the car at

the end of the June 2 incident.

Jamieson was jailed in 2009

for nine years for manslaughter

for the death of Wayne Kerry

Bray, who was kicked to death in

a group street assault in Timaru

the previous year.

He was also found guilty last

year of threatening to chop

his wife’s head off during an

argument over the telephone.

On Thursday, his lawyer Paul

Johnson said Jamieson had

written an “insightful” letter

of apology and accepted that

methamphetamine was the

issue for his rehabilitation. He

had already contacted Odyssey

House about the possibility of a

rehabilitation placement there.

But Judge Brian Callaghan said

the Court of Appeal had said

that the courts should impose

sentences that showed society’s

condemnation on those who had

firearms unlawfully.

Judge Callaghan said Jamieson

had been gravely affected by

PHOTO: BARRY CLARKE

the death of his mother last

year and his behaviour had

changed when he started using

methamphetamine again.

The court heard on June

2 Jamieson drove on State

Highway 1 towards Burnham, at

180km/h while overtaking other

cars in a passing lane.

Police followed him with

their sirens and lights on, but

IMPACT: John

Oliver Jamieson

(above) has

been sentenced

to 15 months

jail following

his crash into a

Rolleston dog

park fence on

June 2.

he crossed the double yellow

lines into the south-bound lane

to overtake other north-bound

cars.

He remained on the wrong

side of the road until the end of

the passing lane, still travelling at

high speed.

He turned too fast into Tennyson

St, Rolleston, and went off

the road, across the grass area

of the BP service station, and

narrowly missed the KFC sign,

before going back on the road.

At the junction with Lowes

Rd he went onto the wrong

side of the road again, around a

roundabout the wrong way, hit

another car causing minor

damage, before leaving the road

and crashing into a dog park

fence.

Police found a firearm in

his car and charged him with

driving dangerously, driving

while disqualified, failing to stop

for police, driving recklessly,

driving carelessly, and unlawful

possession of a pistol – a sawn off

.22 rifle.

Jamieson pleaded guilty on

July 9 to charges of driving

dangerously, driving while

disqualified, failing to stop

for police, driving recklessly,

driving carelessly, and unlawful

possession of the rifle.

Judge Callaghan also imposed

18 months’ disqualification from

driving on top of his current

term – he won’t get his licence

back until May 2020.

The judge also ordered him

to pay $1035 reparations to the

Selwyn District Council for

the damage he did to the dog

park.

Will Springston Primary retain the Kea Trophy?

As Schools return to their hard work – Lincoln

Envirotown are hoping that many of them will

find some time to “Focus For Future” and

complete their productions to The Selwyn

Environmental Film Competition.

Last year it was won by a group of Springston

Primary students whose excellent puppet

eels showed us the threats they face in our

waterways.

The competition is open to all and we look

forward to entries from individuals, high

school groups, clubs and others as we have

seen in previous years.

It is an enjoyable way of doing one’s bit for

the Environment.

Any combination of animation, video or slides

can be used to deliver your environmental

message. Films which have been made for

other purposes can be entered providing

they satisfy the criteria of the competition.

Entries close on August 31st and the Awards

will be presented at an “Oscar like” ceremony

on Friday September 14th. All the films will be

shown and there are different category prizes

with the Kea Trophy as the ultimate goal.

For more details and to register go to

Eventbrite

https://sefilmcomp.eventbrite.co.nz

Alternatively anyone who wants to enter

can contact Dave

e: projectmanagerlet@gmail.com

p: 03 4230445


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SELWYN TIMES

West Melton Community

and Recreation Centre

nearing completion.

Are you prepared for

the rest of winter?

Rain, wind, snow – you never know what’s around the corner, so make sure you, your family and

the wider community are prepared.

Winter is a volatile time of the year but emergencies can happen anywhere, any time, and

without warning.

Sign up to Selwyn Gets Ready and receive emergency warnings and police messages to your

email address as well as urgent messages which are sent straight to your phone for free. You will

only receive messages relevant to you and the area where you live.

Selwyn Gets Ready also has a website with information on who may need extra assistance in an

emergency and what skills and resources are available in your neighbourhood. We want every

household in Selwyn to be part of Selwyn Gets Ready.

Sign up today at www.selwyn.getsready.net. For more information contact us at getsready@

selwyn.govt.nz or phone (03) 347 2800.

Take a moment to learn about emergencies, how to prepare for them and get through. Visit

www.selwyn.govt.nz and look under the ‘services’ tab for Civil Defence information.

Registrations of Interest called for CultureFest 2018

Selwyn’s awesome multicultural festival, CultureFest, is returning in

September – and we’re looking for groups to get involved.

If you’re part of a group or agency involved with one of the many

cultures and ethnicities that make Selwyn and New Zealand great,

we’d love to hear from you.

In partnership with the Christchurch Multicultural Council, we’re

seeking interest from dance, song or cultural performance groups

to perform on our main stage at this year’s CultureFest event, to be

held at Lincoln Domain and Event Centre on Sunday 30 September

– the more vibrant the better!

We’re also seeking interest from cultural and ethnic art and

craft stalls as well as groups or agencies providing services and

activities for Selwyn residents and have something to offer our

newcomers and migrants.

One of the best parts of CultureFest is the amazing range of food

options. If you want to be a food vendor at CultureFest 2018, get in

touch. We want as many cultures as possible to be represented.

If this sounds like you, then please download the Registration of

Interest form from the Selwyn District Council website at www.

selwyn.govt.nz/events. Forms are due by Friday 10 August.

ON THE

ROADS

On the roads this week

Unsealed maintenance metalling is being undertaken on Brookside Road,

Thomsons Road and Hoskyns Road (SH73 to Station Road). Unsealed repairs are

being carried out on Midhurst Road, Coaltrack Road and Scotts Road. Please drive

with care through all sites.

Footpath repair work is being undertaken in Kirwee with some sections of the

footpath closed.

Maintenance grading will be taking place in the Hororata, Glenroy, Southbridge, Doyleston, Greendale

and Coalgate areas.

Drivers on Wards Road will be asked to stop on request, as stabilised seal repairs are completed on

Wednesday and Thursday.

The new community centre – which has recently had the roof

and façades installed – is expected to be completed in October

this year.

By the time of completion construction would have taken 13

months, with it starting in September 2017.

The new community centre will have a meeting space, indoor sport

facilities, a scout hall, Plunket room, a play centre as well as the

ability to adapt to other community activities.

The $5.8 facility replaces the old community hall which had

sustained earthquake damage. The new community centre is

much larger, and is better designed to cope with the needs of a

growing population.

Dive-in Movie

Saturday 18 August, 6pm

Selwyn Aquatic Centre is excited to screen a movie that you can

watch from the pool!

Spend your Saturday evening watching and singing along to the

Disney favourite - Moana.

Follow an adventurous teenager sailing out on a daring mission

to save her people. Together, the once-mighty demigod Maui and

Moana sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage,

encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds. Along the

way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers

the one thing she always sought: her own identity.

The movie will be screened on Saturday 18 August at 6pm and

is rated PG. Normal pool admission applies to all, including

spectators. Space may be limited, no booking available.

For more information check out Selwyn Aquatic Centre on

Facebook or email selwynaquaticcentre@selwyn.govt.nz.

Council Call

Selwyn District Council

Norman Kirk Drive, Rolleston

Ph 347 2800 or 318 8338

Rolleston Library

Rolleston Drive, Rolleston

Ph 347 2880

Darfield Library & Service Centre

1 South Terrace, Darfield

Ph 318 8338 or 347 2780

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Notices

BIRTHRIGHT CANTERBURY

A new single parent drop-in

service has been set-up in

Rolleston. The drop-in service

is held every second Thursday

from 10am–2pm at Rolleston

Community House, 95 Rolleston

Drive. Birthright Canterbury

Trust specialises in working

with single parent families. It

offers a safe and welcoming

place for single parents and

an opportunity to talk over any

issues with a social worker. For

more information, please phone

022 043 5006 or email office@

birthrightcanterbury.org.nz

SELWYN HERITAGE

FUND OPEN

Are you preserving an old

building, tree or other structure

that has historical or cultural

importance?

Our Heritage Fund might be

able to help. You can apply for

a grant to help with heritage

protection, maintenance or

restoration costs.

For information and an

application form visit www.

selwyn.govt.nz/heritagefund,

contact the duty planner on 347

2868 or email heritagefund@

selwyn.govt.nz.

Applications are open until

Friday 17 August 2018.

SELWYN DISTRICT COUNCIL

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

Meetings

Public Forums: Council,

Community Board and local

committee meetings are open

to the public. Time is available at

the start of meetings for people

to speak on matters of concern.

Please notify Bernadette Ryan

or your local committee at least

three days before the meeting.

Township, Hall and Reserve

Committees: To list or make

changes to meeting details, email

meeting.changes@selwyn.govt.

nz or phone 347 2800 or 318

8338 by 9am Wednesday the

week before publication.

COUNCIL & COMMUNITY

BOARD

Unless otherwise stated all of

these meetings will be held at the

Rolleston Council Building.

Property Committee

Wed 1 Aug 9am

Audit & Risk Subcommittee

Wed 1 Aug 3pm

Selwyn Waihora Zone

Committee

Tues 7 Aug 4pm-5pm

Ngāti Moki Marae, Taumutu

(anyone attending should please

meet and wait at the gate at

3.45pm for a mihi whatakau)

District Plan Review Committee

Wed 8 Aug 9am

HEALTH/REGULATORY

SERVICES.

Selwyn District Council is

seeking expressions of interest

from suitably qualified parties

to provide health/regulatory

services to assist the Council in

meeting its obligations in terms

of the legislative requirements

under which it operates and

provide a high level of service

to its customers. The primary

legislative requirements include

the Health Act 1956, the Food

Act 2014, the Hazardous

Substances and New Organisms

Act 1996, the Local Government

Act 2002 and the Resource

Management Act 1991. The

Council will select and negotiate

with individuals/contractors who

fulfil the requirements sought

and who are cost competitive.

Copies of the expression of

interest documents can be

obtained by contacting Selwyn

District Council on 03 3472800.

General enquiries about the

Expression of Interest may be

made to Billy Charlton, Selwyn

District Council, by email billy.

charlton@selwyn.govt.nz or

phone 03 3472878 during

business hours. Expressions

of Interest must be received by

5pm on Friday 17 August 2018,

and be sent to: Billy Charlton,

Regulatory Manager, Selwyn

District Council PO Box 90,

Rolleston 7643.

Council Meeting

Wed 8 Aug 1pm

Citizenship Ceremony

Wed 8 Aug 6.30pm

Road Safety Subcommittee

Wed 15 Aug 10am

LOCAL COMMITTEES &

ASSOCIATIONS

Broadfield District Community

Centre Committee

Wed 1 Aug 7.30pm

Broadfield Community Centre

Darfield Recreation

& Community Centre

Management Committee

Mon 6 Aug 7.30pm

Darfield Rec Centre

Darfield Township Committee

Thur 16 Aug 7.30pm

Darfield Library

Doyleston Community

Committee

Wed 1 Aug 7.30pm

Osborne Park Hall

Glentunnel Museum Committee

Thur 16 Aug 7.30pm

Glentunnel Museum

Kirwee Recreation Reserve

Management Committee

Mon 13 Aug 7.30pm

Kirwee Recreation Reserve

Ladbrooks Community

Hall Committee

Fri 10 Aug 7.30pm

Get reading for free pizza

MOBILE LIBRARY

TIMETABLE:

Wednesday 1 August

Kidsfirst West Rolleston

10–10.30am

Hororata School 11.30–1pm

Greendale School 1.20–1.50pm

Thursday 2 August

Cat’s Pyjamas Rolleston

10.15–10.45am

Active Explorers, Rolleston

11–11.30am

Faringdon Shopping Centre

11.40am–12.10pm

ABC Rolleston 12.45–1.15pm

Paradise for Little Angels

1.30–2pm

Edukids Faringdon 2.15–2.45pm

Monday 6 August

Hororata Playcentre 9.30–10am

Darfield Preschool & Nursery

10.30–11am

Springfield School

12.30–1.30pm

Sheffield Hall 2–2.30pm

Tuesday 7 August

Active Explorers, Tai Tapu

10–10.30am

Whippersnappers Lincoln

10.45–11.15am

West Melton School

12.45–1.30pm

West Melton Learning Centre

1.30–1.50pm

West Melton Domain 2–2.30pm

Ladbrooks Hall

Leeston Community Committee

Mon 6 Aug 7.30pm, Leeston

Library Community Room

Lincoln Community Committee

Mon 13 Aug 7pm, Fitzgerald

Room, Lincoln Event Centre

Sheffield/Waddington

Community Committee

Thur 16 Aug 7.30pm

Sheffield Hall

Springston Hall Committee

Thur 2 Aug 7.30pm

Springston Hall

Springston Reserve Committee

Wed 15 Aug 7.30pm

Errol Tweedy Pavilion

Springston Reserve

Tai Tapu Community Assn

Wed 1 Aug 7.30pm

Tai Tapu Library

Waihora Park Reserve

Committee

Tues 7 Aug 7pm Waihora

Bowling Club

Weedons Reserve Committee

Mon 13 Aug 7pm

Weedons Country Club

West Melton Residents Assn

Wed 8 Aug 7.30pm

West Melton Community Hall

Whitecliffs Township &

Domain Committee

Mon 13 Aug 7.30pm

Glentunnel Community Centre

Selwyn Libraries will be running the Hell Reading Challenge from 1 August–31 October.

In this challenge children receive a stamp on their pizza wheel for each book they read, and once

seven books have been read they can redeem their pizza wheel for a free 333 kids’ pizza at any Hell

Pizza branch.

You can pick up your pizza wheel at any of Selwyn District Libraries from Wednesday 1 August.

Selwyn Events

THUR–THUR

2–16

AUGUST

FRI–SAT

3–4

AUGUST

SATURDAY

4

AUGUST

FRIDAY

10

AUGUST

SUNDAY

12

AUGUST

Teen art space:

wearable arts

Darfield Library, 4.30–6pm,

Thursday evenings.

Dreaming of becoming a fashion

designer or wearable artist? Check

out our teen programme series for

wearable art to help design and create

your masterpiece.

Suitable for secondary school aged

students. Free. Bookings essential.

For more information and to book go

to www.selwynlibraries.co.nz.

Lincoln Scouts Group

Book Sale

Lincoln Scout Den, North Belt,

Lincoln, 6–8pm Friday, 9–3pm

Saturday

Thousands of books to choose from

at this Lincoln Scouts fundraiser.

Kicking off on Friday evening and

running through to Saturday, there will

be something for everyone. Donations

are welcome, they can be dropped

off to the Lincoln Scout Hall between

6.30pm–8pm, on Monday through

to Thursday on the week of 23 July.

Every book will head out the door

for $2. For more information contact

groupleader@lincolnscouts.org.nz

Selwyn Awards

Lincoln Event Centre, 7pm

Celebrate the outstanding

achievements of all the nominees in

the 2018 Selwyn Awards at the gala

dinner event. The awards are held

every two years, rewarding the hard

work and achievement of individuals

and organisations. You can visit

www.selwynawards.co.nz for more

information, including how to buy

tickets.

Selwyn Movie Night

Rolleston College, 7pm–9pm

Spend your Friday evening watching

E.T. The Extra Terrestrial – a classic

for everyone to enjoy! Bring your own

blanket, bean bag, or cushion.

Space is limited. To confirm a seat

purchase your tickets online via

www.eventbrite.co.nz.

Per person $5

Small Group pass (3 people) $10

Large Group pass (4-6 people) $15

For more information contact

Lincoln and Districts

Historical Society Inc

Lincoln Event Centre, 2pm

The guest speaker will be Dr Geoffrey

Rice talking about the 1918 Influenza

Pandemic. This was New Zealand’s

worst ever public health disaster

and Dr. Rice tells an inspiring and

fascinating story about how we

coped. All welcome. Afternoon tea

provided. Gold coin donation please.

For more information you can call:

03 325 3320.

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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SCHOOLS

CREATIVE VISIT: Book illustrator Jenny Cooper drew

a portrait of West Melton School year 3 pupil Lily on

Wednesday as part of Book Week. Actor Stig Wemyss and

author Heather McQuillan, who writes novels and poetry

for young people, also entertained the pupils and held

workshops.

New pupils

RUNNING: Clearview

Primary School

year 5 pupil Kobi

Maslin has been

selected to compete

in the Canterbury

primary schools

cross-country team.

She will head to

Nelson for the

inter-regional

cross-county in

September.

Backyard Critters

Carpet beetles are common

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.

Check out

the full list

of invertebrates found at

http://naturewatch.org.

nz/projects/backyardbiodiversity-bugs-in-lincoln

TWO WEEKS ago I found a

small larva in the empty bath,

which I carefully brushed into a

specimen tube to view under the

microscope.

Closer inspection revealed that

the 6mm larva was an australian

carpet beetle, Anthrenocerus

australis, one of two common

carpet beetle species found in

New Zealand.

The larvae are slow-moving,

bristly, brown and white striped

pests, as opposed to the smaller

SLOW-MOVING: The australian carpet beetle larvae feed on

carpets, woollen fabrics, fur, feathers and even dead insects in

museums.

2-3mm, harmless, oval-shaped

adults.

The attractively patterned

adults are pollen feeders,

commonly seen on parsley

flowers, whereas the destructive

larvae feed on carpets, woollen

fabrics, fur, feathers and even

dead insects in museums.

Their cast exoskeletons and

frass, insect poo, can be a

clue you have an infestation,

which can be dealt with by

freezing, steam cleaning, boric

acid or synthetic pyrethroid

insecticides, depending on what

is infested.

Carpet beetles take between

nine to 12 months to complete a

generation, depending on local

temperatures.

NEWBIES: Levi (left), Ema,

Blaze, Morgan, Yuliana,

Phoenix, Eliza and Connor

started at West Melton School

last week.

Do you have a child

starting school? Send

your photos to emily.

oconnell@starmedia.

kiwi

HARMLESS: Adult australian carpet beetles, Anthrenocerus australis, are pollen feeders,

commonly seen on parsley flowers.

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Wednesday August 1 2018 19

Selwyn United striker nets

29 goals for school side

• By Jacob Page

SELWYN UNITED striker

Declan Hickford’s right boot is

showing no signs of failing him.

The 17-year-old is having a

breakthrough year, playing in

his debut Mainland Premier

League season with Selwyn

United on Saturdays and scoring

goals for the St Andrew’s College

first XI during the week.

Hickford is making the most

of his opportunities in the MPL

– starting most weeks for Selwyn

United and scoring five goals so

far this season.

He has been dominant for his

school team, scoring 29 goals

in eight games in the Connetics

first XI secondary school

competition, including seven last

week in a 9-2 win over Lincoln

High School that lifted his team

to third.

He has scored 90 goals for the

first XI since debuting four years

ago. The tally is believed to be

a school record and with four

games to go in the competition,

plus a national secondary

schools campaign still to come,

Hickford is likely to hit triple

figures at some point.

“There are times when I think

to myself that the great run I’ve

had must come to an end at

some point, but that’s my job –

to score goals,” he said.

TOP FORM: Selwyn United striker Declan Hickford has been

in dominant form for St Andrew’s College.

PHOTO: MAINLAND FOOTBALL

The Westmorland resident

said he is loving the challenge of

matching up against the men.

“The physicality is clearly

something that takes time to

adjust to, but also matching that

with the speed of play,” he said.

SPORTS

Hickford said he is also focused

on trying to earn a United

States scholarship. “To get a

quality education while testing

my skills against a high standard

of play would be something I’d

like to do,” he said.

WINNER:

Lincoln High

School’s Scott

Daly came

home from the

trap shooting

North Island

championships

with plenty

of silverware.

PHOTO:

LINCOLN HIGH

SCHOOL

Lincoln sharp-shooter

targets national champs

• By Jacob Page

LINCOLN HIGH School trap

shooter Scott Daly in on track to

represent the South Island after

dominating the North Island

championships in Hamilton.

The 16-year-old from

Springston won the High Gun

Award for best overall shooter

after claiming the secondary

school skeet and down the line

titles.

The Lincoln High team

also retained the team skeet

title with Scott, Logan Howe,

Michael Caines and Ethan

Kempthorne victorious.

Scott said his win in the skeet

was a big surprise. “It was a

shock to me because I basically

only do the skeet to fill in time

waiting for down the line.”

Scott is currently ranked

high enough to make the

South Island team to face the

North Island at the national

championships later this year.

The avid hunter and former

motocross rider took up the

sport three years ago after seeing

it mentioned in the Lincoln

High School notices.

“I realised I really enjoyed it

and now it takes up the majority

of my spare time,” he said.

“I don’t think about

achievements or trophies, I just

want to shoot well and do my

best.”

Scott said the sport was

mostly mental but weather

factors like the wind can play a

part as well.

“You have to keep your eye on

the targets and factor in what

the conditions might do but

that’s half the fun.”


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REACH: Sophie Cameron

beats Hannah Glassey to the

ball.

ON ATTACK: Ruby Keno about

to make a pass.

Lincoln A get title

hopes back on track

against Rolleston

SPORTS

TIGHT TUSSLE: The two centres – Rolleston’s Gemma Rowe

(left) and Lincoln A’s Melissa Banks – battle it out for possesion.

PHOTOS: KAREN CASEY

AERIAL BATTLE: Mikayla Gillespie and Hannah Wilson leap

together. (Below) – Gemma Rowe looks to pass to a teammate.

• By Jacob Page

DEFENDING champions

Lincoln A left it late to record

a much needed 52-49 win over

newly-promoted Rolleston in

the Selwyn premier netball

competition at the Lincoln Event

Centre on Saturday.

Rolleston came into the game

full of confidence after beating

Broadfield A 55-54 in their first

run out since winning promotion

to the top grade for round

three of the season.

Lincoln A were desperate to

get their title aspirations back

on track after a 55-46 loss to

Greenpark B.

Lincoln A managed to do it

but had to produce a fourthquarter

comeback after trailing

by two goals heading into the

final 15min.

Coach Vanessa Robinson said

her team had more than enough

ball to put the match beyond

doubt earlier than they did.

“We must have won 15

turnovers easily and then just

handed them straight back,” she

said. “It was very frustrating.”

Robinson praised Rolleston’s

“back to basics approach” and

said her team could learn a lesson

from the approach.

“We’ve been dominant for a

few years and that’s meant that

we’ve been able to play with flair

and haven’t had to rely on the

basics,” she said. “You’ve got to

give Rolleston a tremendous

amount of credit for their approach

and they’re having success

with it.”

After two weeks of the final

round, all six teams are split by

just one competition point.

Greenpark A proved too

strong winning 75-41 against

their clubmates Greenpark B,

and Broadfield A overcame

Southbridge A 58-43.

On Saturday,

Greenpark B will

play Rolleston A,

Lincoln A will face

Southbridge A and

Broadfield A will

match up against

Greenpark A.

Results: Lincoln

A 52, Rolleston A

49; Greenpark A

75, Greenpark B 41;

Broadfield A 58,

Southbridge A 43.

Points: Greenpark

A 5, Broadfield

A 5, Rolleston A

5, Lincoln A 4,

Southbridge A 4,

Greenpark B 4.

REACH: Sophie Cameron

beats goal defence Hannah

Glassey to the ball.

CLOSE QUARTERS: Ashleigh

Hill guards against Virgina

Hogan.

GRAB: Emma

Bryce (left)

stretches to

take a catch.

SPEED:

Courtney

Haberfield

chases down

a loose ball.


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Lincoln Combined

Proud supporters of

Rugby & Netball in Selwyn

face must win game against Nelson

• By Jacob Page

A WIN on Saturday against Nelson

College is a must for Lincoln

Combined if they want to make the

UC Championship top four for the

first time.

Lincoln Combined were their

own worst enemy during a 24-10

loss to St Bede’s College on Saturday.

The result left Lincoln clinging to

a semi-final spot with away games

to Nelson College and Christchurch

Boys’ High School to round

out their season.

Realistically, they’ll have to win

one of those fixtures to have any

chance of making the top four for

the first time.

Coach Mike Wilson said his

team struggled to impose themselves

on the game in the first half

and it cost them. “We were soft in

the beginning to be honest. We

fell off tackles and made too many

errors,” Wilson said. “We were

playing into a breeze and I felt like

all the 50-50 bounces were going

their way, but we certainly didn’t

help ourselves,” he said.

Lincoln Combined played the

game without their captain and

midfield general Wil Gualter after

he was knocked out during the

Crusaders Knights training camp a

fortnight ago.

“We missed him as any team

would miss their only player who

plays at (the Knights) level but most

importantly we missed his voice

and leadership,” Wilson said.

He said Gualter was not guaranteed

to return this week for the

must win game against Nelson

College.

Against St Bede’s, Lincoln

Combined trailed 19-3 at halftime

and while a try to halfback Robert

Sporke gave them a brief hope of

getting a losers bonus point for

finishing within seven points, a

St Bede’s intercept try killed off

that hope. Nelson College lost the

Moascar Cup to CBHS on Saturday

and will no doubt be eager to take

out their frustration on Lincoln

Combined in Nelson.

Results: Rangiora HS 47,

Waimea Combined 20; Christ’s

College 38, Marlborough Boys

15; Christchurch Boys 22, Nelson

College 12; St Thomas 51, Mid

Canterbury Combined 8; St Bede’s

24, Lincoln Combined 10; Timaru

Boys’ 57, Aoraki Combined 7;

Shirley Boys’ 24, St Andrew’s 22.

HARD YARDS: Lincoln Combined reserve forward Ben Aicken surges towards the try line

during his team’s 24-10 loss to St Bede’s College at St Bede’s on Saturday.

PHOTO: FELICITY PLUCK

Springston

sneak into

semi-final

• By Jacob Page

SPRINGSTON beat Southbridge

22-12 away from home and

scored a four-try bonus point on

Saturday to sneak into the semifinals

of the Ellesmere senior

rugby competition.

The result saw Springston go to

fourth spot by one competition

point, with both Southbridge

and Burnham Dunsandel Irwell,

who beat Rolleston 53-20, tied

on 27 points in fifth and sixth

respectively.

Springston scored four unanswered

tries to lead 22-0 before

Southbridge found their feet midway

through the second half.

Two tries to Springston winger

Josh Young proved vital in the

outcome.

Top-of-the-table Waihora

will be waiting for them. They

took the Murray Cooper Shield

off Darfield 12-0 on Saturday

and are looking to add to their

trophy cabinet after they won the

combined country competition

earlier in the season.

Waihora scored all of their

points in the first half through

tries to Joel Harden and Connor

MacButler and a conversion to

Harry Kirk proved enough in

spite of a second half arm wrestle.

It was a double blow for

Darfield who will now travel to

Prebbleton after they grabbed

second with a hard-fought 32-25

win over Lincoln.

Prebbleton’s Mitch Laughton

scored 17 points in the win. The

result dashed Lincoln’s slim topfour

chances.

West Melton ensured Hornby

would collect the wooden spoon

after they triumphed over the

winless cellar-dwellers 31-10.

Results: Waihora 12, Darfield

0; Springston 22, Southbridge 12;

Prebbleton 32, Lincoln 25; BDI

53, Rolleston 20; West Melton 31,

Hornby 10.

Points: Waihora 38, Prebbleton

33, Darfield 33, Springston 28,

BDI 27, Southbridge 27, Lincoln

23, West Melton 9, Rolleston 9,

Hornby 1.

Hawkins Trophy goes

to Lincoln University

• By Jim Doyle

WHAT IS it about Lincoln

University and New Brighton?

The Lincoln University

Rams have laid 14 tries on

the seasiders in two previous

contests.

They managed only two on

Sunday but a 26-7 win in a

grand-final of the Hawkins

Trophy at Rugby Park is

convincing, especially since

Brighton’s points came in the

last seconds.

Lincoln head coach Bevan

Sisson had a compelling take on

it. “Brighton are really physical

and like to feed off mistakes. So

you just don’t give them the ball

and there’s no plan B for them,”

he said.

Sisson said key areas were the

back of Brighton’s scrum and

in midfield. However, the Rams

didn’t punish the Brighton

scrum quite as much as in

previous games.

They kept Aaron McCoy

bottled up and did the

same to Brighton’s Scotland

international, No 12 Phil

Burleigh.

“Keep them under pressure

and they don’t have a lot of

other options. You could say we

strangled them out of it.”

Sisson was surprised that

WINNERS: Lincoln University celebrate with the Hawkins

Trophy after a 26-7 win over New Brighton at Rugby Park on

Sunday.

when Brighton won the toss

they gave first use of the wind to

the Rams.

“We’d have taken the wind.

It did die in the second half,

although we still found it hard

to get out of our area in that

time. I said it was a 20-point

wind and we achieved that,”

said Sisson.

He agreed with Ben Morris’s

after-match comment about

hitting Brighton in the first

20min. And they did that,

notching their two tries within

16min. “The thing was, don’t let

the crowd into it,’’ said Sisson.

Gold-clad Brighton

supporters were there in droves

as usual if the seasiders are

in a final. They managed to

stay merry in spite of the tide

running against them until the

death.

Sisson had special praise for

three young players – Connor

Gordon, Connor Garden-

Bachop and Cullen Grace.

“They’ll be really dangerous

with more experience, “ he said.

Scorecard: Lincoln University

26 (Connor Garden-Bachop,

Mitch Dunshea tries; Brett

Cameron 2 conv, 4 pen) beat

New Brighton 7 (Jordan French

try; Stefan Moir conv). HT:

20-0.


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Minister shares in celebration

of good farming practice

Minister of Agriculture, Hon Damien

O’Connor was in Canterbury last Tuesday,

where he met Environment Canterbury

representatives and farming leaders to

celebrate good farming practice.

Minister O’Connor said the Government

had laid down clear bottom lines on water

quality and welcomed the increased

awareness and huge amount of mitigation

taking place.

“Farming in tune with the environment

shows consumers that their food is produced

by people who care and forms part of the

social licence that allows landowners to

operate,” the Minister said.

Environment Canterbury councillor Tom

Lambie said the Good Management Practice

(GMP) “journey” started in Canterbury

some years ago, and was marketed at

national level by the launch in June of the

Good Farming Practice Action Plan for

Water Quality.

“Now is a good time to take stock and

recognise just how far we’ve come,” Mr

Lambie said.

“It is four years since Industry Agreed

Good Management Practices Relating

to Water Quality were introduced by the

primary sectors in Canterbury with a view

to national adoption.

The Canterbury journey was illustrated

by a visit to an inter-generational dairy farm

near Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere where

innovation and sustainable management

have led to an impressive value-added story,

and a series of presentations.

Mr Lambie, who chaired the original

group that guided the work informing the

Good Management Practices each sector

developed, said all the key elements of

the journey were on show – continuous

improvement, targeted rules and smarter

tools.

“Collaboration has been key to our

success at every stage,” Mr Lambie said.

“For example, practices introduced by the

primary sectors were a prime example of

collaboration to help address our challenging

water quality issues. The work of our water

Visiting the Legg Farm near

Te Waihora were from left:

Our Land & Water Science

Challenge representative Ken

Taylor, one of the farmers, chief

operating officer Environment

Canterbury Nadeine Dommisse,

Environment Canterbury

councillor Tom Lambie, MPI

representative Steve Penno,

Minister of Agriculture Damien

O’Connor.

zone committees around the region since

the Canterbury Water Management Strategy

started in 2010 is another.”

Good management practice should be the

minimum standard for the primary sector,

Mr Lambie said.

“It is what every farmer would reasonably

expect from their peers. They are now

identifying the environmental risks and

acting to manage them.

“Farm environment plans (FEPs) are

central to this. We already have more than

3000 FEPs throughout the region, a rigorous

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land use consents being required of farmers

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Feds support emission reduction but say

road map needed

Moves to significantly reduce emissions

and meet Paris Agreement commitments

are supported by Federated Farmers, but

this should not be at the expense of New

Zealanders’ economic and social wellbeing,

the organisation says.

“We need that clear

road map to a low net

emissions economy

and a long-term plan

of action that endures

political cycles. But

New Zealand should

not lock itself into an

inflexible approach

that disadvantages

us more than other

nations,” Feds climate

Andrew Hoggard change spokesperson

Andrew Hoggard said.

“In the decades to 2050 we’ll also be

grappling with the major cost implications

of an ageing population. We must have

regard for the impact various ‘net zero’

options would have on emissions prices and

on GDP, jobs and incomes.”

In its submission on the Zero Carbon Bill,

Federated Famers said the best option of the

three put forward in the Our Climate Your

Say discussion paper was the “two baskets”

approach that focused on reductions in longlived

greenhouse gas emissions (carbon

dioxide and nitrous oxide) while stabilising

short-lived emissions (methane).

“New Zealand’s primary industries earned

64 per cent of our total merchandise export

income in 2017/18, not to mention the

several billion dollars of food produced for

domestic consumption,” Mr Hoggard said.

“We have an unsubsidised but highly

efficient agricultural sector, which is

markedly exposed to competition from

moderately to highly subsidised producers

in other nations.

“Successive governments have worked

hard to remove barriers to trade. It would be

counterproductive for future governments

to impose costs on our producers that would

undermine those trade gains.

“The wrong policies could reduce our

emissions-efficient food production, a gap

that will be filled by much less emissionsefficient

producers overseas. We lose

economically, and so does the planet in terms

of global warming and climate change.”

The Federation’s submission said

regardless of which 2050 target is adopted,

agricultural biological emissions should

not come under the ETS until cost-effective

mitigations are available to farmers and

our international competitors make similar

moves.

It also noted the great potential for forest

and other woody vegetation to sequest

carbon, including establishment of new

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belts, slope stability, erosion control planting

and riparian planting.

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Winter Family Storytime

Various days, 6-7pm

Go along to a special

interactive evening Storytime.

Staff will be sharing some

fabulous interactive stories plus

there will be a treasure hunt.

Come along in your cosiest PJs

and join in the fun. Sessions are

aimed at two to seven-year-olds

but all are welcome. Bookings

essential at www.selwynlibrary.

co.nz/home/notices

Darfield, Rolleston, Leeston and

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Crafternoon – Craft & Chat

Wednesdays and Saturdays

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September 26

Come along to drop-in craft

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others. Bring your own projects,

materials and crafting kits. No

bookings required. All ages

and abilities welcome for term

three. Visit www.selwynlibrary.

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information.

All Selwyn libraries

Genealogy/Family History

Groups – Darfield

Wednesday and Saturday,

10am-noon, and the last Tuesday

Email gilbert.wealleans@starmedia.kiwi

by 5pm each Wednesday

of the month, 7.30-10pm

Come along to research your

ancestry. It is interesting as

well as fun and you may be

surprised who you discover. Call

Bev Robb on 318 8315 for more

information.

Darfield Library, 1 South Tce,

Darfield

Finnegans Runners –

Prebbleton

Wednesday, 6pm

Come and enjoy some social

running over a 3km or 6km

course. Walk or run and it is

all for fun. Visit the Finnegans

Runners’ Facebook page for

more information. Gold coin

donation.

Finnegans Prebbleton

Traditional Irish Music Jam

Session

Every Friday, 8pm

Pop along to enjoy some

traditional music from the

Emerald Isle. All ages welcome

and entry is free.

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Saturday, 2-3pm

Come to your local library on

Saturday afternoon for some free

fun. Most events are suitable for

all ages but children younger

The Kirwee Players production of The Witches of Eastwick

opens on Friday at 7.30pm. This is comedy with spine-tingling

music and just a touch of magic. Not to be missed. Suitable for

all ages. Kirwee Community Hall, High St, Kirwee.

than eight will require active

adult supervision. Check

www.selwynlibrary.co.nz for

details.

All Selwyn libraries

Tree Pruning Demonstration

Sunday, 10.30am

Need to know how to prune

apple and other pip fruit trees?

Come along to a demonstration

at the Springston Community

Secret Garden and learn from

expert local Greg Quinn. The try

out your new skills. Donation of

$5 or more, if you like. For more

information email Sue.jarvis@

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and have a chat. Call Jill Percy on

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Leeston

JP Clinic – Rolleston

Monday, noon-1pm

A justice of the peace will

be available to members of

the community to witness

signatures and documents,

certify document copies, hear

oaths, declarations, affidavits

or affirmations, as well as sign

citizenship, sponsorship or rates

rebates applications.

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SELWYN TIMES

The Sustainable House of the

Future comes to Lincoln

Monday, 7pm

Dennis Chapman explains

the features of his new Lincoln

houses which he has designed

using the results of years of

research building his own home

in Tai Tapu. This will be followed

by the Lincoln Envirotown

meeting. All Welcome.

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Markets:

West Melton Market:

Saturday, 9am-noon. St Paul’s

Church.

Lincoln Farmers’ and Craft

Market: Saturday, 10am-1pm.

Gerald St, Lincoln.

Darfield Market: Saturday,

9am-1pm, opposite Challenge

Darfield, South Tce.

Edendale Car Boot Sale:

Sunday, noon-3pm, Edendale

Cafe, 888 Sandy Knolls Rd, West

Melton.

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Lincoln Road Runners:

Tuesday registration from

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6km. Starts at Lincoln University.

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Malvern Road Runners:

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6km runners leave at 6pm. 3km

or 6km. Starts from Malvern

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ppsplumbingservices@gmail.com

concrete & paving

• Driveways

• Earthquake repairs

• New Home Specialists

• Patios & Paths

tel: 0508 873 7483

email: sales@affordableconcrete.co.nz

www.affordableconcrete.co.nz

Excavations

• Driveways

• Car Parks

• Site Cleaning

• Demolition

• Farm Tracks

• Drain Cleaning

• Stump & Hedge

Removal

• Ashpalt Concrete

Trades & Services

Driveways

SWAINS KIWI KERB

DRIVEWAY

CONSTRUCTION

Free Measure & Quote

• Asphalt

• Driveways

• Kerb

Quality Workmanship -

Over 10 Years Experience

Wide range

oF TruckS

• Chipseal

• Chip

PH 0800 081- 400 • 980-1123

Mob 0274 325 457

• Tennis Courts &

Swimming Pools

• Chip Seal Driveways

• Diggers – 2 Ton

up to 20 Ton

• Excavators

• Bobcat & Drilling

• For Posthole &

Fence hole

For a Free Quote

on your next project

Phone Steve on 021 338 247

or 325 7922

Free

QuoTe

TAI TAPU TYRES

53 Main Rd Tai Tapu

Ph. 03 329 6767

Will better any

other quoted price

Stockists of Kumho, Goodride and

Petlas Tyres, for all cars, 4WD, bikes,

tractors and trucks.

green acres

Lawn &

garden care

• General

gardening

• Ride on service

• Weeding and

clearing

• Hedge trimming

• Tree pruning

and removals

• Fully insured

• Section

clearing/

maintenance

• Free quotes

• Security

checked

and

satisfaction

guaranteed

0800 803 200

www.greenacres.co.nz

Trades & Services

UDI PAINTING &

DECORATING

For all painting and

decorating services.

Fully Qualified

• Interior &

Exterior Painting

• Wallpapering

• Plastering

• Roof Painting

All work guaranteed

FREE QUOTES

Contact Udi Aale

Ph. 021 074 2075

Trades & Services

SCOTT’S TREE

TRIMMING &

TOPPING

• Shelter Belt & Trimming

• Tree Topping

• Root Racking

• Full Hedge Removals

• Stump Removals

• Excavations

Sam 027 918 5155

Bill 027 433 7869

Email:

nathanandhayley@

scorch.co.nz

Heatpump

Cleaning

Is your heatpump

ready for wInter?

• Save power, Save Money

• Cleaner healthier air

• Friendly, professional

service

Bemer

Heatpump

Cleaning

Rob Spink

• 0800 423 637

• (A/H) 03 325 2713

spinkfam@xtra.co.nz

ACE HIGH

PLUMBING

All Plumbing

Gasfitting

Drainlaying

Blocked Drains

Log Fires,

Wetbacks

Gas Hotwater

Phone

021 454 864

Trades & Services

CABLE LOCATING

Underground mains cable

locating and fault finding.

powercable.direct

@xtra.co.nz. www.

powercabledirect.co.nz

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

CARPET & VINYL

LAYING

Exp. Repairs, uplifting,

relaying, restretching.

Email jflattery@xtra.co.nz

ph 0800 003 181 or 027

2407416

CONCRETE CuTTING

Affordable Concrete

Cutting with Quality, and

removal work. Free quote.

No job to small. Phone 027

442-2219, Fax 359-6052

a/h 359- 4605

CONTRACTING

Asphalt driveways,

trenching, section

clearing, demolition, tree/

stump removal, truck&

digger hire, lifestyle block

development, post driving.

Ph 329 7165 or 027

6161761. Owner operator

Jason. Jason Woods

Contracting Ltd.

FENCING

Quality timber fencing -

gates & repairs, ph Ryan

027 951 8892

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 ,

Water Filters. Phone Mark

0278690026

TILING

Flooring - Splashbacks

-Wall incl tile removal, reg

master tiler, ph Dave 027

334 4125

Wanted To Buy

service. Selwyn Dealers.

Phone 980 5812 or 027

sawbenches, lathes, cash

AAA Buying goods

in Rolleston,Lincoln,

Prebbleton. Quality

furniture, Beds, Stoves,

Washing machines,

Fridge Freezers. Same day

313 8156

TOOLS Garden,

garage, woodworking,

mechanical, engineering,

buyer, ph 355-2045

Public Notices

SpringSton

tenniS Club

A.g.M.

Springston Domain

Tuesday 14th

August 7.30pm

Contact

Tania Howson 347-6083

Alison Langdon 347-6111

all welcome

• 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

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Public Notices

MILITARY EXERCISE

06 Aug - 15 Aug 2018

The general public is to be advised that a

NZ Army Exercise will be conducted in the

Selwyn District area over the period

06 Aug to 15 Aug 2018.

The exercise will involve personnel of the

School of Signals, from Burnham Military Camp.

The exercise will involve up to 40 personnel.

Training will involve soldiers conducting foot

patrols and vehicle movement around the

West Melton, Burnham and Lake Pearson

areas, including Avoca Homestead by day

and night. Soldiers will be carrying weapons

in and around the area, blank rounds and

pyrotechnics will be used.

For more information please call

03 363 0099

Situations Vacant

EXPERIENCED

PAINTER REQUIRED

Must have own reliable transport.

Approximately 30 hours per week. - with some flexibility.

Be part of a small team, working to a high standard.

Work is in the Selwyn area and Christchurch.

Contact Paul if interested: 027 366 1066

Drivers Wanted!!

Hornby or Rolleston

We are looking for enthusiastic, reliable and

experienced individuals with a Class 4 licence

to drive our concrete trucks.

You will need to prove you are committed, can

understand the value of great customer service

and have a strong focus on health and safety.

The successful applicants will be required to

undergo a full medical and drug test and should

have NZ Residency or a valid NZ Work Visa.

Please send your CV and cover letter to

hr@crmc.co.nz.

Situations Vacant

WANTED!

Specialist Agricultural Machinery

Operators and Truck Drivers

Work with one of Canterbury’s leading

agricultural contractors operating modern,

well maintained machinery. We are looking

for experienced operators, willing to put in the

hours and work as part of a dedicated team.

You must have:

• Experience raking and mowing

• A minimum Class 2 licence, with preference

given to applicants with Class 4 or 5.

• NZ residency or appropriate work Visa.

• Ability to pass a pre-employment drug test.

• Class 5 licence (Truck Drivers)

We offer competitive remuneration and

the opportunity to be part of a great team

with ongoing comprehensive training on all

machinery.

If you think you fit the bill

and can start ASAP please

email your CV, a covering

letter and contacts for at

least 2 recent referees to:

office@ealgroup.co.nz.

Classifieds

Situations Vacant

Casual

RelieveRs

We are currently looking for relievers,

registered or unregistered, who are able

to work for Cashmere Early Learning

Centre (CELC) on a casual basis.

If you are interested in joining the CELC

team, we would like to hear from you.

Please contact Nicole:

(03) 943 2305 or nicole@celc.co.nz

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

26th August 2018

10am – 3pm

Air Force Museum, Wigram

Tickets only $20

available on the door

BRIDALSHOW

“we will beat any competitors written quote”

Contact us today

Entertainment

ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS HERE

Phone for further details

(03) 379 1100

Show

home

Guide

Homes by Parklane

“Standout Homes for an

Outstanding Price”

Flemington, Lincoln

6 Craig Thompson Drive

Wed to Sun 12pm - 4pm

Wigram

2 Harvard Avenue

Mon to Fri 9am - 5pm

Master Builders House of the

Year 2017 Gold Reserve Award

Winning Showhome

(03) 341 3000 or 029 201 2453

www.homesbyparklane.co.nz

Signature Homes

Rolleston

97 Ledbury Drive, Faringdon.

Open Wed to Sun 12noon – 4pm

Prestons Park

37 & 39 Prestons Park Drive

Marshland, Chch both Open Wed

to Sun 12noon – 4pm

Show Room/Office:

31 Watts Road, Sockburn

0800 8444 88 or 03 3427788

www.signature.co.nz

Jennian Homes Canterbury North

Rolleston

7 Lemonwood Drive, Faringdon

Wednesday to Sunday, 12pm to 4pm

Rangiora

9 Westpark Boulevard

Wednesday to Sunday, 12pm to 4pm

www.jennian.co.nz

David Reid Homes

Casebrook

New showhome coming soon:

2 Glenturret Drive

Prebbleton

80 Farthing Drive

Fri to Sun 12pm-4pm

Shane - 021 392 995 or

Krystal - 021 335 707

www.davidreidhomes.co.nz

To advertise in

The Showhome Guide

Contact Elaine: (03) 364 7436

elaine.moon@starmedia.kiwi


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M-A

‘The

MATSON & ALLAN

REAL ESTATE LIMITED

Selwyn

Experts’

SELWYN TIMES

Residential

Lifestyle

Rural Property

Licensed REAA2008

LADBROOKS - 95 Barnes Road

4 HECTARE BARELAND

• Fantastic location, only two minutes from Ladbrooks

School

• Positioned nicely off the road

• Auto building rights and lovely views up to the Port Hills

and beyond

• Power and telephone to boundary

• Excellent fencing

• Build your dream home on this desirable block

NEW LISTING

ROLLESTON - 274 Lincoln/Rolleston Road

WHAT A LOCATION

• 4 Hectares

• Modern four bedroom and office home

• Two living areas

• Excellent outdoor living

• Sheltered and private

• 60 x 30m all weather arena

• Well subdivided paddocks

• Boundary riding track

OPEN HOME

NEW LISTING

Price: Neg over $520,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/412

Chris Flanagan Mb 027 433 4657

chris@marealestate.co.nz

Open Home: Sun 2.30pm - 3.00pm

Price: Neg over $995,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/414

Chris Flanagan Mb 027 433 4657

chris@marealestate.co.nz

ROLLESTON - 36 McLenaghan Road

DESIRABLE AND STYLISH - NEW

• Quality brand new build

• Four bedroom family home

• Open plan kitchen and dining area

• Sleek modern kitchen with stone bench tops and

quality appliances

• Two versatile living areas

• Large master with ensuite and WIR

• Private and secure section

• Zoning for Clearview primary school and a two minute

drive to the Rolleston township

OPEN HOME

ROLLESTON - 27C Stonebrook Drive

STEP INSIDE AND “WOW”

• Private and sunny setting

• Low maintenance

• Three double bedrooms

• Two versatile living areas

• Modern spacious kitchen

• Walk in pantry

• Fantastic outdoor living

• Wonderful heating options

• Separate laundry

• Central convenient location

OPEN HOME

Open Home: Sun 12.30pm - 1.00pm

Price: Neg Over $559,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/371

Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576

jackie@marealestate.co.nz

Open Home: Sun 1.15pm - 1.45pm

Price: Neg Over $549,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/411

Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576

jackie@marealestate.co.nz

ROLLESTON - 53 Renoir Drive

IT’S ALL ABOUT LOCATION!

• Immaculately presented four bedroom home

• Open plan kitchen and dining area

• Private deck/patio

• Two versatile living areas

• Pellet fire and heat pump

• Beautifully landscaped section

• Fully fenced and parking for caravan or boat

• New carpet and décor throughout

• Walking distance to Clearview primary school and the

Rolleston township

OPEN HOME

ROLLESTON - 80 Shillingford Blvd

FARINGDON'S “X” FACTOR

• Well designed brick four bedroom home

• Walking distance to Faringdon South Point shops

• Walk-in pantry, quality Westinghouse appliances

• Separate living area

• Ensuite and walk-in robe

• Separate laundry

• Sits nicely on section to maximise sun

• LED lighting and heat pump

• Double glazing and insulation

• Fully fenced with patios and landscaping

OPEN HOME

Open Home: Sun 2.00 – 2.30pm

Price: Neg Over $539,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/410

Open Home: Sun 2.45 – 3.15pm

Price: Neg Over $549,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/399

Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576

jackie@marealestate.co.nz

Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576

jackie@marealestate.co.nz

COALGATE - 3070 Coaltrack Road

LOADS OF POTENTIAL - INSPECTION WILL

IMPRESS!

• Simply unique property

• Tastefully converted lodge to residential dwelling in 2013

• Modern kitchen with open plan living

• Large 275sqm home in friendly Coalgate village

• Insulated floors and ceilings with two wetback fires

• Stunning warmth of rimu throughout

• Configured for four bedrooms

• Scope for further development

• Large 1765m 2 rear section with vege patch & greenhouse

• Welcoming country view from entertainment area

OPEN HOME

DARFIELD - Creyke Road

TORLESSE ESTATE - STAGE ONE RELEASED

- TITLES ISSUED!

• Choice of 11 x 1Ha blocks (TWO SOLD)

• Boundary fencing now completed so come and

visualize your block with its magnificent views

• Power, telephone, fibre, town water and title

• Sealed road frontage

• Restrictive covenants

• Inclusive of water treatment system

• Five mins from Darfield township

AGENT ON SITE

Open Home: Sun 1.00pm - 1.30pm

Price: $449,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/395

Open Home: Sun 2.00pm - 3.00pm

Price: $295,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/287

Chris Flanagan 027 433 4657

Paul Robinson 021 277 2690

Chris Flanagan 027 433 4657

Paul Robinson 021 277 2690

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

Charlotte Knowler

027 532 5931

Jo Barrett

021 859 006

Emily Newcombe

021 645 695


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THe BeST PRoPeRTieS AcRoSS

THe SeLWYn DiSTRicT

INSIDE

PUBLiSHeD eVeRY WeDneSDAY

Week commencing WeDneSDAY, 1ST AUgUST 2018

AgENT ON SITE

EVERY SUNDAY

2-3PM

DARFIELD’S NEWEST SUBDIVISION

Torlesse Estate epitomises the best of rural yet

community living situated on the fringe of the

Darfield Township. It is well positioned to make

the most of the amazing backdrop of the Torlesse

Range and for you to extend your home beyond

the boundary to the vista beyond. A great choice

of 11 x 1 Hectare blocks (10,000m 2 ) are for sale.

(Two already sold). Boundary fencing has been

completed so come and visualise your block with

it’s magnificent views. Each block having power,

telephone, fibre, town water and title. For peace

of mind there are restrictive covenants in place to

protect your investment. The price of $295,000 is

inclusive of a water treatment system.

CREykE ROAD, DARFIELD

M-A

MATSON & ALLAN

REAL ESTATE LIMITED

Chris Flanagan

Contact:

M 0274 334 657

W 03 347 9949

E chris@marealestate.co.nz

Paul Robinson

Contact:

M 021 277 2690

W 03 318 8204

E paul@marealestate.co.nz

TITLES ISSUED

SOLD

SOLD

SOLD

1000m2 SECTIONS – AN ENDANGERED SPECIES

East Maddisons Road, RollEston

With the current trend of developing smaller sections of 400m 2 to

650m 2 lots in Rolleston, these 1000m 2 lots are a very rare commodity.

the kiwi quarter acre (1000m 2 ) dream is still achievable on these

East Maddisons Road sections. they come fully fenced and ready

for your dream home with perhaps three car garaging for your extra

weekend toys. there will still be room for a decent private backyard

for the children to play, along with a large vegetable garden, glass

house, pool or a super-sized deck to relax on.

located at the quiet end of East Maddisons Road on a secluded side

road, vehicle noise will be at a minimum ensuring peace and quiet

and a safe environment for children to ride their bikes.

M-A

MATSON & ALLAN

REAL ESTATE LIMITED

With only seven lots still available of these very rare 1000m 2 lots

don’t be the one to miss out.

titles will be available from towards the end of this year and a small

deposit can secure your dream section.

Price: From $240,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/382

FOR MORE INFORMATION

CONTACT:

Chris Flanagan

Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Mobile: 0274 334 657

Experts’ Office: 03 347 9949

E-mail: chris@marealestate.co.nz

RESIDENTIAL | LIFESTYLE | RURAL PROPERTY Licensed REAA2008

‘The Selwyn

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


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M 027 229 3657

P 03 347 4711

Shona Robb

M 027 229 3657

P 03 347 4711

Shona Robb

M 027 229 3657

P 03 347 4711

Mitchell Roberts

M 027 413 0797

Mana Tai

M 027 626 2824

P 03 385 0343

Jackie Wither

M 027 4503 777

P 03 349 9919

Four Seasons Realty 2017 Ltd | Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Contributor to realestate.co.nz

Richard Tait (Taitie)

M 027 777 8080

P 03 347 4711

Fergus Spain

M 027 608 4768

P 03 347 4711

Your home for local property

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Katie Harrison

M 021 135 0887

P 03 347 4711

Katie Harrison

M 021 135 0887

P 03 347 4711

Katie Harrison

M 021 135 0887

P 03 347 4711

Julia Golding

M 027 431 4800

Stevie Golding

M 021 083 04660

P 03 349 9919

Andrew Saré

M 021 714 287

P 03 349 9919

Four Seasons Realty 2017 Ltd | Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Contributor to realestate.co.nz

Your home for local property

harcourts.co.nz


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Home heating –

electricity, gas or wood?

How you heat your home depends on a

number of factors. Figuring out the best

way to heat your home continues to be a

matter for debate.

Several things are undisputed. A

warm, dry home is essential for

comfort and good health, good

insulation dramatically increases

the efficiency of any heating

system and ventilation is an

important consideration.

Most homes are

heated by electricity,

gas, or wood. In

New Zealand,

heating accounts

for approximately

30 percent of a

home’s annual energy

consumption. There are many

things you can do to reduce

consumption and cost.

The World Health Organisation

recommends a temperature of 18 deg C

for indoor living areas, and slightly less for

bedrooms. It recommends slightly higher

temperatures for vulnerable people – the

elderly and small children. Studies have

shown that indoor temperatures below 12

degrees can disrupt sleep.

Among all these considerations, how

you heat your home is a matter of personal

choice, with many options available.

Heat pumps are generally the most

common and cost-effective form of home

heating in New Zealand. Used properly,

they heat quickly and are convenient.

However, you need to have the right sized

unit for the area and they don’t work when

electricity is not available. They tend to be

room-specific but ducted heat pumps are

becoming more popular and are costeffective,

especially in new builds, but can

also be installed into established homes.

Modern wood burners may be the

closest you can get to an open-fire feel, but

are much more efficient. Wood is generally

a renewable fuel, and if you have a cheap

or free supply, a wood burner may be

the least expensive heating option. They

heat large areas and are not dependent

on electricity but there is the chopping

and stacking to be done, flues need to be

cleaned regularly and older models can

contribute to air pollution and may violate

strict air quality regulations – www.mfe.

govt.nz has detailed information regarding

this.

Pellet fires are typically more efficient

than wood burners but can have a smaller

output. They require electricity but

some have a battery backup and they are

thermostatically controlled with timers.

These must comply with regulations which

are also detailed on the Ministry for the

Environment website.

Gas heating is common and convenient.

Central heating systems can be zone

controlled and provide warm air

circulation. Flued gas heaters are best, as

unflued and portable gas heaters produce

lots of moisture and emit pollutants that

can be unsafe. Flued gas heating systems

can be installed in most homes. They are

fast heating and are relatively inexpensive

to run. However gas is not a renewable

resource and prices can vary widely.

The greatest source of energy is actually

free. Harnessing the sun can dramatically

reduce heating costs and is the most

environmentally friendly way to heat your

home. Passive heating combines insulation

with good design, accomplished more

effectively in new builds but also able to be

incorporated into existing homes.

Getting the sun’s warmth into your

home is a function of the design; keeping

it in is a function of the insulation. There

is a wealth of information online as passive

heating becomes normative in the design

and building industry.

Websites such as energywise.govt.

nz and smarterhomes.org.nz have

comprehensive information on and tips

for, heating your home in the colder

months.


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Buying a lifestyle block

5

City life getting you down? Dreaming of

living in the country, where you ‘commute’

from the breakfast table to a barn or your

home office? It might look like an easy life but

buying a lifestyle property can be a complex

business.

While living in the country has much

to recommend it, you need to do more

preparation for buying a place there than

buying a pair of gumboots and comparing

the merits of ride-on mowers.

“We recommend comprehensive due

diligence when buying any kind of property,

but rural ones come with a whole extra set of

things to think about compared to buying a

straightforward stand-alone home in town,”

says Kevin Lampen-Smith, chief executive of

the Real Estate Authority (REA).

Lampen-Smith says that while it’s tempting

to focus on the dream wish list for your

bucolic bolt-hole, but you should also

compile a list of issues to be aware of (and

people who can help you learn about them).

“If the property you like is being sold by a

licensed real estate agent, remember that you

can ask them anything you like about it,” he

says.

“Rural real estate agents have special skills

in this area and they’ll be able to help you

figure out what information you need to

make a well-informed decision. It’s also a

good idea to get your lawyer onboard early to

check titles, consents and other information

that you gather in the process.”

It might feel like you’re getting away from

it all when moving out of town, but rural

developments can be subject to rules that

restrict what you can do. Lampen-Smith

recommends getting your lawyer to check if

there are any covenants on the property that

might have an impact on a future business

you may run there, or any planned building

projects. You don’t want to invest in an

alpaca herd for your new dream property

only to find that it’s not allowed to carry any

livestock. Similarly, it would be tough to

discover that your subdivision plans are not

permitted by council rules.

Be aware that there may be tax implications

if you’re planning to use the property as a

business, Lampen-Smith says.

“In general, if it is currently being used for

a business that is tax-registered – whether

that’s selling organic eggs, grazing stock

or running a B&B – then the seller will

probably add GST to the price. This means

you’ll pay an extra 15 per cent, unless you are

also registered for GST. Ask your lawyer or

accountant to check if the house or any other

buildings on the property are GST-exempt.

They will also be able to advise you on

whether you need to be GST-registered.”

A good place to start when trying to figure

out what tax obligations might attach to your

purchase of the property is Inland Revenue’s

property tax decision tree (available at

http://www.ird.govt.nz/property/propertyterms-and-tools/property-decision-tree/),

but keep in mind that it is always best to

seek professional advice before you make a

decision.

Rural properties (like all properties) can

also have easements on the title that relate to

access, water or power. Lampen-Smith says

you should ask your lawyer to check the title

and work out what the easements are, and

how they will have an impact on your rights

and responsibilities as an owner.

“For example, if the title allows a neighbour

access to a piece of their land through your

property, do you have any right to limit the

type and frequency of that access if you buy

it?”

Be aware too that there may be ‘unofficial’

easements operating; the incumbent owners

may have an informal arrangement with their

neighbours, but this may not remain when

the property passes into new ownership.

Things that we take for granted when living

in urban environments, like water, sewage

and access, can require more involvement in

rural areas. Check the water sources for the

property – if it has its own bore, are there

limits on the amount of water you can draw

from it? What is the process for ensuring it is

safe to drink? What happens to wastewater

and sewage? Are you prepared for life with

a septic tank? Will the current owner ensure

the tank is empty as a condition of sale?

When it comes to access, will you share

a private road or right of way with other

properties? What will be your responsibilities

and potential costs for maintaining it? Don’t

forget that your neighbours may be involved

in unglamorous activities at ungodly hours –

check the zoning rules for nearby properties

if you’re worried about noise, smells or traffic.

You might think it’s lovely to have stock

grazing out the window, but are you ready for

a milk tanker driving past every morning? Be

aware that the LIM will not always alert you

to any pending or current NZTA decisions

regarding local highway linkages that often

divert traffic away from urban centres in

favour of immediate rural areas on the town

boundary. Check with NZTA if you think

your property could be affected by road

changes.

“Like all property purchases, buying a place

in the country requires careful, objective

consideration,” Lampen-Smith says.

“There are lots of great things about living

on the land, but it’s best to be realistic about

it. You don’t want to be like the former townie

I met a few weeks ago, who mournfully told

me that their lifestyle block had become “a

life sentence”. Do your homework and you’re

far more likely to live happily ever after in

rural bliss.”

For independent advice on buying or

selling property, check out settled.govt.nz.

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5 Derrynane Lane, Cashmere

ONE MORE LISTED

19 Platform Way, Prebbleton

OFFERS OvER $679,000

(all offers to be presented 5pm, 15th August unless sold prior)

Tranquil Haven in a Private

Location!

Situated in a peaceful and sought after setting this

contemporary and cleverly arranged 5 bedroom home

offers flexible family living. Positioned at the heart of the

home are the open plan living area and interconnecting

formal lounge which has been thoughtfully configured to

allow for separation. The master bedroom is a relaxing

retreat and benefits from a walk-in wardrobe, an ensuite

with under tile heating and also a sliding door out to a

dedicated patio that adjoins the deck. Located just a short

stroll from the cafes and stores in Prebbleton Village, you

can ejoy a charming village lifestyle while still being within

easy reach of the city. Contact Mike for more information.

DEADLINE SALE 5pm 23rd August

(unless sold prior)

Miles of Style and a Magnificent Outlook!

Superbly elevated and designed to embrace the breathtaking

views from every angle, this substantial and striking

five-bedroom home offers resort style living from a private

and peaceful position on the Cashmere Hills.

Thoughtfully crafted using an abundance of glass which

bathes the home in natural light while also framing the

sweeping vistas, the property also enjoys seamless indooroutdoor

flow which ensures you can spend countless hours

soaking up the sun and admiring the views year round.

The home’s quiet cul-de-sac location coupled with the

Longhurst Reserve boundary provides you with incredibly

peaceful surroundings. Victoria Park and the numerous

walking tracks are only a short stroll from your door.

Space, style, situation and sublime views have come together

to create a truly outstanding property that will attract plenty

of interest. Contact Mike today for further information on

how this could be your new home.

64 Othello Drive, Rolleston Tranquil Haven in a Private

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BY NEGOTIATION

Tucked away on a private rear 926m2 section in the ‘Hamlet’

subdivision is this four-bedroom brick beauty that will steal

the hearts of many but can only be sold to one!

Central to everyday living is the open plan kitchen, dining

and lounge area with an adjacent formal lounge which

interacts superbly with the open plan living area.

This well presented home adorned with a largely neutral

colour scheme has four double bedrooms. The master is a

relaxing retreat and enjoys an ensuite, walk-in wardrobe and

direct access out to the patio.

Don’t delay – make this your next home! Contact Mike now

for further information & viewing times.

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027 249 5561

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021 224 2000

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027 444 2814

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027 286 8161

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021 187 6217

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5 Landsborough Drive

Superior Family living at its best.

This beautifully presented, spacious 318m2 home has

everything you need for a growing family.

• 5 Bedrooms

• 2 Bathrooms including 3 toilets

• 2 Living areas ( one with Log Burner )

• Up to date kitchen with large walk in Butlers Pantry

• Clever indoor outdoor flow

At just three years old, this near new home sits on a

5000m2 section built for all day sun. The north facing

bedrooms all have their own access to the patio area

and with the landscaping providing privacy to most of

the property, you can sit and enjoy the outdoors any

time.

The vege beds are positioned for the sun and are

sheltered from the wind. The large level lawns can be

enjoyed by the whole family, and for some quiet time

you can sit by the water race with a cuppa and a book

while taking in the breath taking views of the

mountains.

The 108m2, three door, high stud shed has enough

room to house anything from your ride-on mower to

your motor home.

WEB ID DFU63088

VIEW 5 & 12 Aug 1.15 - 1.45pm

Jannetta Thomas

Mobile 021 256 6295

Office 03 929 0306

jannetta@pb.co.nz

BUYERS $869,000+

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DUNSANDEL

391 Sharlands Road

8-hectare lifestyle property featuring a permanent

material “Lockwood Home” set in park-like grounds

enjoying 4 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms. Formal lounge,

dining and kitchen opening onto north facing patio area

well setup for alfresco dining/living with outdoor oven

and hot tub. Detached double garage features a studio

room located above with its own bathroom.

Large 275m2 fully enclosed shed plus a range of other

sundry buildings. Irrigation consent via groundwater

bore and well subdivided into 10 paddocks with

excellent shelter, ideally suited to horse or cattle grazing.

DEADLINE SALE

VIEW 5 & 12 Aug 1.00 - 1.45pm

DEADLINE SALE closes Tuesday 21st August, 2018 at

4.00pm, (unless sold prior)

Gareth Cox

Mobile 021 250 9714

Office 03 929 0306

gareth@pb.co.nz

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DARFIELD

20 Landsborough Drive

Simply stunning with inspirational Alpine views and

tailored for entertaining sits this superbly presented

family home boasting all the benefits of a like-new build

on a well landscaped 5002m2 section.

Spectacular indoor- outdoor living including a salt water

pool. 4 bedrooms + office, 2 bathrooms (master with

ensuite). Wet-back log-burner & heat transfer system.

Walking distance to the Domain and McHugh’s Forest

Park.

See it at the open home or ring Amy for a private

viewing.

View By Appointment

Amy Jones

Mobile 021 077 9945

amy.jones@pb.co.nz

$759,000

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SHEFFIELD

23 Vogel Street

View By Appointment

This 868m2 section offers a unique opportunity for

anyone looking to settle in the quiet town of Sheffield.

With no covenants, the choice is yours. Whether it be a

New Build, or you bring in a Relocatable Home, you will

have that feel of country living on a lovely quiet street. A

five minute walk and you are at the famous Sheffield Pie

Shop, the local primary school is also an easy walk away, Jannetta Thomas

while Darfield is just ten minutes down the road with all

Mobile 021 256 6295

Office 03 929 0306

the necessary amenities.

jannetta@pb.co.nz

$139,000

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KIRWEE

2468 Old West Coast Road

A subtle blend of light, location, space and serenity

awaits the discerning purchaser with stunning options

for indoor/outdoor entertaining in this gorgeous 5.2 ha

lifestyle offering on the rural edge of Kirwee.

With fully fenced paddocks, water troughs, utility sheds,

hen-house and 8 year old pine stand, the property really

gives you that feeling of country freedom surrounded by

wide open space with no near neighbours.

View By Appointment

Amy Jones

Mobile 021 077 9945

amy.jones@pb.co.nz

Matt Collier

Mobile 027 205 6626

Office 03 929 0306

mattc@pb.co.nz

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Your guide to all things Real Estate

in the Selwyn District

Investing

to rent –

with pets

Rental properties that allow pets are a

niche market for landlords.

Pet-friendly rental properties are hard

to find, and yet according to a 2011 New

Zealand Companion Animal Council

(NZCAC) survey, 68% of households own

at least one pet.

With the companion animal population,

over 5 million, outranking the human

population 4.8 million (2018 Census), it is

acceptable to assume that there are large

numbers of people actively looking for

rental homes where their pets can come

too.

Renting a home to a stranger is entrusting

someone with a valuable asset so allowing

a pet or two makes this a riskier option

for the landlord. However, that does not

mean a tenant with a pet will not be a good

tenant.

Landlords could potentially be missing

out on high return rental opportunities as

pet owners are often willing to pay more

to keep their pets with them. Tenants with

pets tend to stay longer and take better care

of the property according to an overseas

survey.

Charging a higher rental and including

a pet bond are ways to help protect the

property and the rights of the landlord.

Landlords have the right to ask for a pet

bond to cover any future damage caused by

the animals or other related costs if tenants,

who have left the property, abandon their

animals.

However, according to the New Zealand

Government website, there is a limit to the

amount of overall bond that can be charged.

A tenant cannot be charged more than the

equivalent of four weeks rental in bond. If a

pet bond is required, it should be included

in this and cannot be in addition to the four

weeks rent bond already charged.

It is also essential for the landlord to

include the names, breed and number of

pets allowed to live on the property in the

rental agreement, so there are no future

misunderstandings.

Charging a

higher rental and

including a pet

bond are ways

to help protect

the property and

the rights of the

landlord.

Ask for a pet portfolio

A pet portfolio helps reassure the landlord that the tenant is a responsible owner.

It should include information about the pet plus details about its care and daily

habits.

Things to include:

• Photo of the pet.

• Description, breed, age and sex.

• Current vaccination certificates.

• Desexing, microchipping and registration information.

• Housing information, i.e. how the animal will be housed (outdoors – in kennel

and run; indoors – housetrained, bedding, etc.).

• Daily habits – how the pet spends its day, exercise regime, etc.

• Training sessions attended, i.e. dog obedience school.

• References relating to your pet from a previous landlord or vet.

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Marketing your property –

what does it mean?

Marketing a property is more than presentation and advertising.

Conceptually, marketing is identifying

what prospective buyers are looking for

then providing this. For example, larger

homes and sections may appeal more

to families. Young couples starting out,

generally have tight budgets leading

them to smaller properties, while older

people may be looking to downsize.

Brand new has a particular appeal

however there will always be a market for

established homes. Having a picture in

your mind of the type of buyer will help

in determining the features to emphasise.

If repairs and maintenance need to be

carried out before putting the property

on the market, seek the advice of a real

estate agent. They can advise on what

tasks are worth completing and what

might be unnecessary expense.

Installing a new kitchen or changing

the carpet may lift the house but will

the expense be recouped in the sale

price? On the other hand, modernising

an outdated kitchen or bathroom could

make a huge difference to the look of

the place. Avoid going overboard unless

the capital value of properties in the area

justifies this.

Real estate agents are in contact with

prospective buyers so aware of what they

are looking for. Draw on their expertise

and advice to help make the most of the

selling opportunity.

Establishing a relevant and fair price

for a property is important. Most

agents calculate this based on the price

properties in the area have sold for, and

what a particular property has to offer.

A unique or exceptional property may

justify a higher price, though run-down

properties can gain more than they

appear to merit. This might be due to the

area or other factors that suggest a good

investment.

When promoting a property, mix it up

and be creative so your property stands

out from the rest. TradeMe is a must;

checked by most people looking to buy.

Present the features the property offers as

benefits to potential buyers.

Erect a sign outside the property.

People stop and look at photographs and

this might spark sufficient interest for

them to visit an open home. Spending

a fortune on massive advertising

campaigns in every media might seem a

way to attract potential buyers but may

be an unnecessary expense without the

return. A better philosophy could be a

little often. This will depend on the value

of the property, your budget and how

best to reach target buyers.

Buyer perception is also significant.

For example, properties that sit for a

while can become stale. Resting the

property by taking it off the market for

a short time, then relisting perhaps in

spring or when sales in the area appear

to lift a little, can make a difference.

However, if a property does not sell

immediately there is no need for panic or

dropping the price. It may simply be that

the right buyer has not yet come along. If

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Ray White Rolleston

20 Whitcombe Place, Darfield

Matson & Allan Darfield

33a Kotare Street, Fendalton

Ray White Lincoln

6A Kopara Street, Templeton

Ray White Lincoln

4 Micron Close, Templeton

Ray White Lincoln

90a Kaiwara Street, Hoon Hay

Ray White Lincoln

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24 Rydal Street, Hoon Hay

Harcourts Hornby

2373 Bealey Road, Hororata

PGG Wrightson Real Estate Canterbury

315 Wainoni Road, Avondale

Ray White Rolleston

118 Rolleston Drive, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

8 Kandinsky Close, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

35 Jean Archie Drive, Rolleston

Ray White West Melton

78 Hungerford Drive, Rolleston

Harcourts Rolleston

8B Dewar Lane, Prebbleton

Harcourts Rolleston

611 Old West Coast Road, West Melton

Harcourts Rolleston

79 Overbury Crescent, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

47 Ledbury Drive, Rolleston

Ray White Lincoln

615 Waterholes Road, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

349 Hawkins Road, Hororata

Property Brokers

257 Weedons Ross Road, West Melton

Ray White Rolleston

2 Cassini Place, Leeston

Farmlands Real Estate

1016 Weedons Ross Road, West Melton

Ray White West Melton

36 McLenaghan Road, Rolleston

Matson & Allan Rolleston

39 Lindsay Drive, Prebbleton

Ray White Lincoln

22 Glenrowan Avenue, Avondale

Ray White Rolleston

1 Chanel Place, Prebbleton

Ray White Lincoln

39 Globe Bay Drive, Templeton

Ray White Lincoln

21 Full Moon Lane, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

16 Pollock Place, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

12 Palladio Avenue, Leeston

Matson & Allan Leeston

3070 Coaltrack Road, Coalgate

Matson & Allan Darfield

4 Patterson Terrace, Halswell

Ray White Lincoln

3/102 Picton Avenue, Riccarton

Harcourts Hornby

24 Tirangi Street, Hei Hei

Harcourts Hornby

55 Moore Street, Rolleston

Harcourts Rolleston

16 Barnsley Crescent, West Melton

Harcourts Rolleston

8 Henley Close, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

1 Ashdown Way Rolleston

Harcourts Rolleston

1/30 High Street, Leeston

Farmlands Real Estate

31 D’Arcy Street, Leeston

Farmlands Real Estate

391 Sharlands Road, Dunsandel

Property Brokers

284 Lawford Road, West Melton

Ray White Rolleston

95 Neave Road, West Melton

Ray White West Melton

5 Landsborough Drive, Darfield

Property Brokers

27c Stonebrook Drive, Rolleston

Matson & Allan Rolleston

1131 Old West Coast Road, West Melton

Harcourts Rolleston

2/107 Brynley Street, Hornby

Harcourts Hornby

13A Runnymede Drive, Templeton

Ray White West Melton

32 Bavaria Drive, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

43 Stanford Way, Rolleston

Ray White West Melton

55a Moore Street, Rolleston

Harcourts Rolleston

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6 Greenan Place, Doyleston

Ray White Rolleston

670 Springston Rolleston Road, Rolleston

Harcourts Rolleston

664 Springston Rolleston Road, Rolleston

Harcourts Rolleston

20 Da Vinci Avenue, Leeston

Matson & Allan Leeston

9 Da Vinci Avenue, Leeston

Matson & Allan Leeston

1 Waiuku Street, Leeston

Matson & Allan Leeston

1033 Goulds Road, Rolleston

Harcourts Hornby

25 Goldrush Lane, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

7 Ellington Mews, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

1 Florin Place, Prebbleton

Ray White Lincoln

2 Kissel Street, Templeton

Ray White Rolleston

4 Hororata Road, Hororata

Harcourts Rolleston

33 Doncaster Avenue, Lincoln

Ray White Lincoln

35 Chapman Street, Leeston

Farmlands Real Estate

53 Renoir Drive, Rolleston

Matson & Allan Rolleston

20 Jacobsens Place, Lincoln

Harcourts Hornby

13 Kintyre Place, Prebbleton

Harcourts Hornby

574 Birchs Road, Lincoln

Harcourts Rolleston

18 Westfield Avenue, Templeton

Ray White Lincoln

Torlesse Estate, Creyke Road, Darfield

Matson & Allan Darfield

5 Poulter Road, Lincoln

Ray White Lincoln

2/82 Heaton Drive, Tai Tapu

Ray White Rolleston

7 Brinsworth Avenue, West Melton

Ray White West Melton

232 Brookside Road, Rolleston

Harcourts Rolleston

9 Cliff Street, Coalgate

Harcourts Rolleston

38 Payne Court, Lincoln

Ray White Lincoln

274 Lincoln Rolleston Road, Rolleston

Matson & Allan Rolleston

40 Chapman Street, Leeston

Farmlands Real Estate

39 Clausen Avenue, Leeston

Matson & Allan Leeston

11 Simms Lane, West Melton

Ray White West Melton

117 Knights Road, Weedons

Ray White West Melton

9 Clydesdale Way, Lincoln

Harcourts Hornby

80 Shillingford Drive, Rolleston

Matson & Allan Rolleston

3 Kingsdowne Drive, West Melton

Ray White West Melton

393 Dawsons Road, Templeton

Harcourts Rolleston

28 Shepherd Avenue, West Melton

Ray White West Melton

6 Foxford Close, Lincoln

Harcourts Hornby

79 Newman Road, Rolleston

Mike Pero Real Estate, West Melton

597 Birchs Road, Lincoln

Ray White Lincoln

656 Springston Rolleston Road, Rolleston

Harcourts Rolleston

2184 Tramway Road, Sheffield

Harcourts Rolleston

5/781 East Maddisons Road, Rolleston

Harcourts Rolleston

17 Devine Drive, Templeton

Ray White West Melton

28a Eastfield Drive, Lincoln

Ray White Lincoln

12c Huntsbury Avenue, Huntsbury

Harcourts Rolleston

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

www.fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz

HARCOURTS HORNBY 03 349 9919

HARCOURTS ROLLESTON 03 347 4711

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

PROPERTY BROKERS

ROLLESTON

www.propertybrokers.co.nz

ROLLESTON 03 929 0306


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