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Survivor’s story

Alex Brown talks about

horrific Boxing Day crash

Pages, 6 & 7 Page 13

TIMING: Greenpark A’s Laura Williams (left) goes for the

intercept from Broadfield A’s Shan Hunt.

IT WAS the weekend for the

sporting underdogs.

Greenpark A, a team which

does not train between games,

secured their first Selwyn

premier netball title since 2011

with an upset 45-44 victory

over top qualifiers Broadfield A

on Saturday.

Canterbury Country, underlined

their deep and talented

player depth by winning back

the Craw Shield for the first

time in 10 years with a 31-20

victory over Canterbury Metro

at Kaiapoi on Sunday

However, in an odd twist,

Canterbury Country has not

Selwyn Sounds

Leo Sayer will get the crowd

up and dancing

FULL SPEED: Canterbury Country prop Luka Tootoo finds

open space during his team’s 31-20 Craw Shield victory over

Canterbury Metro in Kaiapoi on Sunday.

PHOTOS: KAREN CASEY

Underdogs take sporting trophies

got their hands on the trophy

yet after a blunder saw it remain

at the Canterbury Rugby

Union.

•Match reports, pages 33, 34

& 35

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secure

cattle

to stop

crashes

• By Emily O’Connell

FARMERS ARE being reminded to

check their fences after another car

v cow incident.

The latest reported incident happened

on Hororata Dunsandel Rd

last Monday. The motorist was not

hurt but the cow was killed.

North Canterbury Federated

Farmers dairy chairman Michael

Woodward said there are a number

of reasons why cattle were ending

up on roads.

“Potentially it’s basic security

hasn’t been followed . . . there could

also be people coming onto properties

who aren’t supposed to be there

that then leave gates open,” he said.

The crashes are a “good reminder”

to farmers to check their

boundaries.

“With mycoplasma bovis in the

district the need to run a secondary

boundary fence isn’t a bad thing,

especially if it’s at a gateway then

that provides a double level of security,”

Mr Woodward said.

Rolleston woman Carissa Maitland

who hit a cow last month on

Lincoln Rolleston Rd said she was

lucky she was driving slowly when

the crash happened.

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YOUNG PEOPLE, speed, cars and not

wearing a seat belt.

How often to do they conspire to cause

tragedy?

On page 6 and 7 today, we talk to Alex

Brown, the survivor of the Boxing Day 2016

crash near Lake Ellesmere. He was in the backseat and decided

on a gut feeling to put his seat belt on.

Three other young people were not so fortunate. Lives ended

far too early. Their families left with endless grieving.

Alex has also shed some light on what happened at the lake

on that fateful night. But whether they were chased by another

vehicle remains a mystery.

On another note, congratulations to Canterbury Country and

Greenpark A (pages 33, 34, 35).

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Wednesday September 5 2018 3

News

• By Emily O’Connell

A RESIDENT fed up with

speeding vehicles on Hamptons

Rd has taken measures into his

own hands.

Tom Gilmour has made speedrelated

signs and placed them on

roadside posts and power poles

in a bid to get drivers to slow

down.

“I thought they were a wee bit

tacky looking and wee bit last

minute but I felt like something

needed to be done,” he said.

Mr Gilmour says he’s concerned

about his daughter’s

safety and the noise vehicles

make when they are “howling”

down the road.

He’s lived on Hamptons Rd for

about a year and says he’s seen an

increase in vehicles driving past,

especially trucks, and in peak

hours.

“I don’t know if that is the case

or if its always been the case and

I’m starting to realise it now,” Mr

Gilmour said.

Although he’s not sure the

signs have made an impact yet,

Mr Gilmour says speed bumps

or the installation of a footpath

along the side of the road may

help with the issue.

He said lowering the speed

limits on the road, which are currently

60km/h and 80km/h, probably

wouldn’t make a difference.

District council road safety

co-ordinator Peter Daly said the

issues of drivers exceeding speed

limits is on “roads generally” and

not restricted to Prebbleton or

Hamptons Rd.

He said the Prebbleton Community

Association’s radar speed

sign, which is currently on Springs

Rd, is going to be rotated between

different sites in the town.

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“Hamptons Rd can be one of

those. The association is to send

through its desired locations and

we will have our maintenance

contractor install the ground

socket and relocate the sign,” Mr

Daly said.

The sign, which cost about

$8500, aims to help with increased

traffic through Prebbleton.

Mr Daly said police are

responsible for enforcement of

speed limits and the district

council’s responsible for setting

Comedy

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Resident’s bid to

lower speed on Hamptons Rd

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ISSUE:

Hamptons Rd

resident Tom

Gilmore, upset

with speeding

traffic, has put

up his own

sign.

those limits and informing the

public of what they are.

“People have responsibility for

the speed they drive at. This is

the biggest problem,” he said.

The district council, along

with other Canterbury councils,

is planning a promotional campaign

on excess speed for later in

the year.

•HAVE YOUR SAY: Is

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Prebbleton? Email your

views to emily.oconnell@

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VEHICLE FIRE

Firefighters were called to

extinguish a vehicle fire on

Tancreds Rd in Lincoln at 9pm

last Tuesday. Lincoln chief fire

officer Jeremy Greenwood said

the cause of the blaze is unknown,

but he believes the vehicle was

abandoned. He said it took 20min

to extinguish the blaze, which

“destroyed” the vehicle.

LINCOLN ATM GONE

An ANZ automated teller machine

on Gerald St in Lincoln has been

removed due to its low use. An

ANZ spokeswoman said it has

no plans to replace it as there

are other ATMs in the area. “It’s

important to remember that, since

earlier this year, bank customers

can use any other banks’ ATMs

without having to pay a fee,” the

ANZ spokeswoman said.

RAIL TRAIL OPENING

The Lincoln Community

Committee and Christchurch

Little River Rail Trail Trust will

open the final part of the rail

trail through Lincoln at 10am on

Sunday. The bridge is south of

Liffey Springs by the tennis courts

on Liffey Springs Drive. People can

take their bikes so they can ride

from the bridge to Moirs Lane.

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Josh nails down a bright future

• By Emily O’Connell

FOR SPRINGSTON’S Josh

Farrar-de Wagt, being paid to

learn was great step into the

carpentry industry.

The 22-year-old was runner-up

in the Central South Island Registered

Master Builders CART-

ERS 2018 Apprentice of the Year.

Though a little disappointed

not to get the top spot, Mr

Farrar-de Wagt said he is “pretty

happy” with runner-up after a

third placing last year.

The winner was Peter Ravn,

26, from St Albans and third was

Reuben Elley, 27, from Bryndwr.

This year, apprentices put their

skills to the test in the first ever

regional practical challenge.

Apprentices were judged on

their initial entry submission,

with the top 10 in each region

progressing to an interview with

the judging panel and an on site

visit where contestants discussed

their projects.

For the practical part of the

competition, Mr Farrar-de Wagt,

who works for Clive Barrington

Construction Ltd, created a

wooden tool box.

“It wasn’t my best work but

in those sort of situations you

either go well or you don’t, and

I didn’t do the best that I could

have,” he said. Having become

fully qualified earlier in the year,

Mr Farrar-de Wagt said he has

learnt a lot during his four year

apprenticeship.

“It was good. Being able to

earn money and learn at the

same time and obviously get

paid rises as you know more

about the trade and industry,” he

said. With no plans to compete

in anymore competitions, Mr

Farrar-de Wagt said he’ll keep

building and see what happens

in the future.

Registered Master Builders

chief executive David Kelly said

Apprentice of the Year showcases

the attractiveness of a career in

the trades. “With the construction

skills shortage currently

TOP BUILDER: Josh

Farrar-de Wagt was

runner-up in the

Central South Island

Registered Master

Builders CARTERS

2018 Apprentice of

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facing the building and construction

industry, the value of

an apprenticeship has never been

higher,” he said.

Mr Kelly said it “applauds the

commitment and determination”

from all of the apprentices.

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Fire rages, homes at risk

• By David Hill

WALK FOR the Planet has

gained some wheels to explore

two of New Zealand’s most

polluted lakes.

It is one year since the release

of the feature film Seven Rivers

Walking, based on Walk for

the Planet – 7 Rivers, 7 Weeks,

which explored seven iconic

Canterbury rivers.

Now concerned Cantabrians

plan to cycle and reflect on

Wairewa Lake Forsyth and Te

Waihora Lake Ellesmere between

October 5 and 7.

Walk for the Planet founder

Mark Gibson said the focus of

the weekend, known as Two

Lakes Healing, would be on

finding solutions, rather than

laying blame.

“Two Lakes Healing flows on

from and keeps alive the tradition

of 7 rivers, 7 weeks.

“Our focus is on how to heal

these lakes and how to create

momentum for a more hopeful

future and it’s about intentionally

moving through the landscape

softly, hence the cycling.

“With 7 rivers, 7 weeks it

required a huge time commitment,

so it was a bit fragmented,

so this is about focusing on one

weekend and the lakes would

have been too far to walk in one

Event to focus on healing lakes

JOURNEY: Solutions to heal Lake Ellesmere (top) and Lake

Forsyth are being sought.

weekend.”

Mr Gibson said planning the

event has brought together a

range of groups, including the

Waihora Ellesmere Trust and

Environment Canterbury, as

well as environmentalists, farmers,

scientists, politicians and

local Maori.

He said the journey would

begin on Friday evening at the

Wairewa Marae at Little River

and finish on Saturday night at

the Ngati Moki Marae at Taumutu,

Lake Ellesmere.

“The journey begins and ends

at the two marae and that’s very

intentional because both of these

waterways are hugely important

to Ngai Tahu and it is essential

we hear their stories and their

visions for these waterways and

the best place to do that is on the

marae.”

The 68km cycle journey

from Little River to Taumutu

will be completed on Saturday

with regular stops to hear from

speakers, including Environment

Canterbury chairman

Steve Lowndes and the Waihora

Ellesmere Trust, which has been

working on projects to improve

the health of Lake Ellesmere.

Mr Gibson said there would

be plenty of time for participants

to reflect on the journey,

through drawing pictures,

taking photographs and writing

reflections and poetry, with the

intention of publishing a book

about the journey.

“For us, it’s about the interweaving

of the ecological restoration,

spirituality and building

community.”

Walk for the Planet – 7 Rivers,

7 Weeks was initiated by

the Methodist Church of New

Zealand and the church’s outgoing

vice-president Viv Whimster

is planning to travel from the

North Island to attend the weekend,

with the journey finishing

near the Hone Wetere Church,

which is important in the Methodist

church’s history.

•Numbers are limited for

Two Lakes Healing. To

register by September 16

email manager@wet.org.nz.

LIBRARY CHANGES

District council libraries will

be open for longer, with more

consistent hours across the

district’s network of libraries

by February. Key changes will

include week-day hours being

standardised across the district’s

libraries and be open from

9am-6pm. Rolleston libraries

will also each remain open until

8pm on one evening per week.

Saturday opening will continue

at the four libraries/service

centres, with each library being

open from 10am–4pm. Lincoln

and Rolleston libraries will

also be open on Sundays from

10am–4pm. The changes are in

response to a six-month trial of

increased library hours.

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to bring to life the artist within

each person. The exhibition will

run until September 30.

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A mock crash was

staged outside Lincoln

High School recently to

educate young people

about driving. In the

early hours of Boxing

Day, 2016, Leeston’s

Alex Brown survived a

horrific car crash that

claimed three young

lives. He talks to reporter

Emily O’Connell about

the ordeal and why he

survived

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Boxing Day survivor remembers

IT WAS after midnight on

Boxing Day and 14-year-old

Alex Brown’s world was literally

upside down.

He had been knocked out

when the car he was in smashed

into trees at 111km/h.

Now conscious, and 20min

after the 1.30am crash, he was in

the middle of a nightmare. It was

dark but he could still make out

some of carnage in the upturned

Nissan Tida.

He put two fingers on his best

mate Cole Christensen-Hull’s

neck. There was no pulse.

“I shut his eyes and gave him

one last hug before I got out of

the car and that was the last

memory I have of him,” Alex,

now 16, he recalled last week.

Also in the car were three other

teenagers, Sam Drost and Lily

Moore, both 15, who would lose

their lives on that terrible night,

and the unlicensed 14-year-old

driver, who had survived. Alex had

only met Sam and Lily that night.

Alex tried to get Lily out of the

car, but was unsuccessful. Alex

had suffered two broken hands

and a fractured wrist.

He couldn’t see Sam. He

kicked part of the windscreen

out, and got the seriously injured

driver (who has not been named

publicly because of his age) halfway

out of the car before trying

to find help.

After walking for about a minute,

he spotted a vehicle driving

past and waved it down.

“To be honest, I didn’t know

what was going on really. All the

adrenaline and everything all

just happened really fast and I

just told the lady [who he waved

down], ‘we’ve crashed, they’re

not breathing, please get help’,’’

Alex said.

The teenagers had been out

cruising and had ran into trouble

at a camping ground at Lake

Ellesmere. Alex and Cole had

spent some of Christmas Day together,

hanging around, playing

AT HOME:

Leeston crash

survivor Alex

Brown, 16, with

Bruno (left) and

Ruby.

MEMORIES: The last photo of Alex and Cole Christensen-Hull which was taken on the day before the crash. (Right) – Service

sheets for the three victims.

basketball and riding bikes. They

were picked up at Southbridge

School at about 12.30am and

headed out to the lake.


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horror car crash ordeal

Two “older men” camping at

the site had confronted them

because of their driving behaviour.

Alex said Sam was punched

and pushed into the lake. He

and Cole had run away when the

altercation happened and were

picked up later by the other three.

A gut feeling told Alex to put

his safety belt on. He was in

the back seat. He normally did

buckle up but on the way out to

the lake he hadn’t worn it. No

one else in the

car was wearing

seat belts.

As they

drove at speed

south along

Harts Rd,

they discussed

the mark on

Sam’s head,

Theresa Brown

caused Alex

said, by being

hit by one of

the two men at the lake, and his

wet clothes.

Cole then told the others in

the car they were being chased.

There were headlights behind

them. They feared it was because

of the altercation at the camping

ground. The driver sped up.

Police would later say there

was no evidence to support the

theory they were being chased.

“They’re chasing us, they’re

chasing us,” Alex recalls Cole

saying.

Then disaster. The car failed

to take a corner just before the

junction with Southbridge-

Sedgemere Rd, it hit a grass

mound and became airborne for

about 14m before hitting a row

of trees.

Alex, knocked out, doesn’t

recall the impact.

When he came to, his world

had changed.

The families of the teenagers

were also about to get the worst

possible news.

The police knocked on the

door of Alex’s home at 4.30am.

Recalls his mother Theresa

Brown: “Your world comes

crashing down . . . your heart just

goes into your boots,” she said.

DEVASTATING: From left – Sam Drost, Cole Christensen-Hull and Lily Moore, all 15, died in the

Boxing Day 2016 crash near Leeston.

RESPECT: Friends of the victims mourn at the crash site.

She was hoping police had got

it wrong. Alex was supposed to

have been staying at Cole’s house

for the night.

“We drove to the hospital and

it wasn’t wrong. It was right,” she

said.

The months following the

crash were terrible, said Alex.

Attending his best friend Cole’s

funeral was hardest.

“It was pretty tough when they

were showing the photos, they

showed a photo that I took of

him on Christmas, so the last

photo that was taken of him,

yeah it was pretty tough,” he said.

The three service sheets from

the funerals sit on a shelf in

Alex’s room. He looks at them

each day as he wakes up and

before he goes to sleep.

“They’re always there with me,

even though I didn’t know Sam

and Lily they’re part of my life now,

I feel like I know them,” he said.

Alex, who has been diagnosed

with post traumatic stress disorder,

says after the crash he stayed

at home a lot with close family

and friends.

To help process what he had

experienced, Alex tried counselling.

“I wasn’t the biggest fan of that

so I stopped but the majority of it

is mum really, kept to myself and

talked to mum,” he said.

Going to the gym also helped.

“I’ve always been like a sporty

kid but I started the gym mainly

to keep in better shape and keep

myself doing something, keep

myself occupied,” he said.

He says Christmas is a difficult

time.

“It’s supposed to be a happy

time, but it’s not, it’s still happy

but it’s not the best feeling anymore,”

Alex said.

Now he’s 16, Alex has got his

learner licence.

Learning to drive has been a

“nerve-wracking” process for

him and something he’s taking

his time doing.

Looking back, Alex says he realises

what a mistake they made

by driving that night.

“I realise I made the right

choice [wearing a seat belt] but

sometimes you feel a little bit

guilty that I was one of the two

out of the five who survived but

then just grateful to be honest,”

he said.

Looking forward to the future,

Alex is wanting to finish high

school, get a job and maybe study

at university.

For now though, Alex is advising

other teenagers to be careful

when it comes to driving.

“Be safe, always make sure the

person driving has their full licence

or if they’re on their learners,

there’s someone with their

full licence in the car,” he said.

•Two-hundred-and-fifty-two

people have died on New

Zealand roads so far this

year, including five in Selwyn.

Local

News

Now

Call to

secure

cattle

Fire rages, homes at risk

•From page 1

The incident was “pretty terrifying.”

She was driving home from

the Crusaders Super Rugby final

against the Lions on August 4

when her she collided with the

cow about 11pm.

Mrs Maitland was travelling

at 30km/h through road works

on the 100km/h road when the

cow “came straight out in front”

of her.

“I didn’t see it at all and so, I

didn’t even brake and it basically

kind of sat on my bonnet

and rolled back onto my windscreen,”

Mrs Maitland said.

The vehicle sustained significant

damage to the bonnet and

roof and needed to be replaced.

Mrs Maitland and the cow were

uninjured.

Her collision is just one of

four accidents involving cattle

over the past two months in

Selwyn.

A 27-year-old suffered serious

injuries when she collided with

a cow in Burnham on July 19.

On July 12, former mayor Bill

Woods and his two passengers

were lucky to escape serious

injury after his Mercedes-Benz,

travelling at about 100km/h,

collided with a cow.

In July, Senior Sergeant Pete

Stills told Selwyn Times road

accidents with cows were a

“good reason” for motorists to

keep their speed down.

“Hit a horse or a cow at speed

and you’re in trouble because

all you do is take their legs out

and they come up the bonnet

through your windscreen often,”

he said.

District council senior animal

control officer Steve Clarke is

advising people driving on rural

roads to make sure they are

aware of potential hazards.

“If you do see farm animals

on the road please report it

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SELWYN TIMES

Your Local Views

Exciting time for youth council

A reader respond to the

article about pot holes on

West Belt in Lincoln

Selwyn

Youth

Council

chairwoman

Paige

Sullivan

writes about

what it has

been up to

and what is

to come

THE SELWYN Youth Council

is one step closer to our newest

event, BOOST 2018, with

activities and a timetable being

drafted up.

It is looking to be an exciting

few weeks, with fun activities

being held for teenagers living

in Selwyn.

The idea came from an overall

theme of boredom coming from

teenagers in the district, commenting

that there is nothing

for them to do during their

school holidays. Keep an eye out

for sneaky hints being dropped

between now and October.

Doing our part to support a

clean and green New Zealand,

the youth council has also decided

to go paperless at meetings.

After being handed a huge

stack of paper each at our latest

meeting, youth councillors all

agreed that it was better aligned

with not only the values of the

youth council, but our personal

values, to go paperless.

From now on, each youth

councillor will be expected to

bring a device to access paperwork

in meetings.

Recently, two members of

the youth council presented

at the Local Government New

Zealand conference. They spoke

of the successes of the youth

council and the supportive

relationship we hold with the

district councillors. We are all

extremely proud of them.

Speaking of representing

Selwyn, two members of the

youth council also attended

Festival for the Future on behalf

of the youth council. They

networked with over 1000 other

young people, and attended

workshops and training. One

youth councillor commented

that it was “mind-blowing” to be

in the same room with people

CHANGES:

The Selwyn

Youth

Council

has gone

paperless at

its meeting. ​

“just like her.”

The Selwyn Youth Council

was excited to attend the YMCA

Canterbury Youth Awards last

week, a red carpet event that

celebrates incredible rangatahi

in the Canterbury region. They

enjoy catching up with other

young people they met at the

South Island Youth Connect

held by Youth Voice Canterbury

earlier this year.

•To keep up to date with

what the youth council

is up to, get in touch or

leave some feedback

visit its Facebook page @

SelwynYouthCouncil.

Mike Green – Further to my

letter in the Selwyn Times (June

14) regarding the long wait for

repairing of potholes, I am pleased

to report that only two days after

my letter appeared we have had

a repair. Coincidence? I couldn’t

possibly comment on the quality

but it can be viewed by any interested

party on Dunns Crossing

Rd between Boulez Mews and 228

Dunns Crossing Rd.

Readers respond to Rolly

Inn potentially being added

to the heritage items list

Marilyn Ollett – For the

Selwyn District Council to even

consider calling the Rolly Inn a

heritage building is a joke. It is far

from a fine example of architecture.

Yes, it’s a traditional, old-style

pub but as such has a limited

clientele. I believe Rolleston residents

– and southbound travellers

– would be better served by a new

development.

Russel Hunter – Making the

Rolly Inn a heritage building would

be a backward step for Rolleston.

It’s nothing but an eyesore and

would be better redeveloped.

Theo Rautenbach – Demolish

the old building and redevelop.

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Wednesday September 5 2018 9

Murray George – I

read with interest the article

regarding the Rolly Inn.

At first I thought it was the

article was a joke. I totally

agree with Craig Watson.

Who are these faceless

individuals on the District

Plan committee? Time to

name them as you have

with Craig. Who was the

bright spark who thought

this one up? I’m sure it

wasn’t the whole committee

in unison. The council

would be better placed

trying to save money for

its ratepayers instead of

dreaming up things to

spend money on – I’m sure

this listing would involve a

ratepayer contribution? If

the committee member has

to have his/her

10min of fame

perhaps they

would be better

contributing

personally to

restoring some

of the Heritage

buildings in

Christchurch.

The Inn is a

dump and an

embarrassing eyesore.

Gary Thompson –

What an absolute farce that

anyone would think keeping

the Rolly Inn would be

good for Rolleston. It is an

embarrassment and should

CHANGES: A petition has been started for a

second, larger dog park in Rolleston following a

fence recently being installed in the Foster Park dog

exercise area.

go. With the other modern

buildings already along

the main highway and the

proposed new buildings it

will make Rolleston look

more attractive for tourists

to perhaps

explore and

shop in

Rolleston

instead of seeing

the Rolly

Inn and just

passing by.

Graeme

Baird – I am

appalled at

the latest council decision

to grant the Rolly Inn heritage

status, as a long-time

Rolleston resident I find

that this building is an

eyesore and has seen better

days, with the opportunity

to clean up this corner and

not at the council’s expense

I would have thought it to

be a no-brainer to making

the Rolleston State Highway

frontage more desirable

to tourists and general

public passing through.

Here’s hoping the council

changes its decision.

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in the Rolleston dog

park

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Rolleston have the right to

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Your Local Views

Eight years on from the quake

Selwyn MP Amy Adam

writes about the effects

of the September 4, 2010,

earthquake, eight years

after the event

I know that no-one who

experienced the 7.1 magnitude

earthquake of September 4, 2010,

will forget it.

Striking as it did at an hour

when most were asleep in their

beds, we were awestruck by the

forces involved and thankful

that, although properties were

damaged and services lost, most

people escaped unscathed.

Sadly, of course, this was not

the case on the February, 22,

2011, the following year when

Christchurch was hit by the

violent 6.3 magnitude quake,

which caused significant loss of

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large-scale damage.

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in a small number of cases these

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those who still have outstanding

EQC claims, the Government’s

Canterbury Earthquakes Insurance

Tribunal is unlikely to be

the answer some were hoping

for. This is because the Tribunal

Amy Adams

Selwyn MP

nounced that it will pay owners

of uninsured properties in the

residential red zone 100 per cent

of their pre-earthquake 2007/08

rateable value.

I think that many people

would agree that this is fundamentally

unfair to those

NOT FAIR:

property owners who did pay for

Selwyn MP

their disaster insurance.

Amy Adams At the moment New Zealand

doesn’t think has substantial cover for disaster

its fair the insurance, with most building

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Selwyn Sounds

Local

News

Now

Break out your best dance moves

Fire rages, homes at risk

Currently on a break from

a 13-date United Kingdom

tour, pop artist Leo Sayer

spoke to reporter Matt

Salmons about new albums,

busy schedules and his

excitement for next year’s

Selwyn Sounds

BEST KNOWN for 1976 pop

tune You Make Me Feel Like

Dancing, English-born Leo Sayer

maintains a busy tour schedule.

Relaxing after his UK tour

with a family holiday in Italian

coastal town Porto Ercole with

partner Donatella, Sayer was

already looking to fit in an Australian

tour before the Selwyn

Sounds.

Perhaps surprisingly though,

it would not be the artist’s first

time in Lincoln.

Although he did not remember

much about it, he said he passed

by the area during a New Zealand

tour in the 1980s.

“I haven’t played a show there

but I’ve been in that part of the

world. It’s very pretty country,”

Sayer said.

Every year he said he pushed

his agent for New Zealand dates

and hoped the event in Lincoln

Domain could be a taster for a

future tour.

“It’s always a great audience

down there, I’m just sad I don’t

get there as much as I want.

When this came up I was really

excited.”

His last big event here was a

performance at Hawkes Bay winery

Mission Estate in 2014.

“We had a ball down there, it

was a really good one. I think the

angle was the Brits, but I’m more

of an Aussie these days.”

Based in the Southern Highlands

of New South Wales, and

down the road from Jimmy

Barnes, Sayer said he kept busy

working on his upcoming album

Selfie and his personal memoirs.

“My life’s very busy, but no

complaints. I just turned 70 in

May and it’s not getting any less

busy, I’m very happy.

“There’s plenty to do when I’m

not on the road.”

His new album was “a oneman-band

thing” he said, but

had a big sound.

Manipulating the sounds and

developing the album himself

over five months was an enjoyable

challenge he said.

“I’m really happy with the

result.

“I’m a musician, I can never

not be writing. The ironic thing

is, everyone at the concerts wants

to hear the classics from the

catalogue.”

He was not sure if he would be

ready to showcase Selfie at Selwyn

Sounds, but he had been running

his band through the title track

of the album.

“Hopefully we can throw that

in, that would be really fun.”

As well as Sayer, former INXS

front man and Noiseworks singer

Jon Stevens, Eagle Rock writer

Ross Wilson, legendary Kiwi

artists Midge Marsden and Peter

Urlich are on the bill.

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Lady and Walking in the Light

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known as The Golden Kiwis,

which includes Harry Lyon from

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from Crocodiles.

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Saturday in preparation

for the Hororata Highland

Games.

The event, which will be

held at Hororata Domain,

gives competitors the

chance to train with New

Zealand’s most awarded

heavy event athlete Pat

Hellier.

It is open to anyone

aged 18 years and over

and costs $50, which includes

lunch. Registration

is required for the event,

which will take place between

10am and 3pm.

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is an opportunity for

junior and teen warriors,

children aged between

eight and 17-years-old, to

attend the training day to

work with athletes.

This is a free session

which will run from 3pm

to 4.30pm.

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developing new competitions,

providing extra

facilities and working

to attract new top-level

competitors.

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we would not have

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always been dedicated to

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the only competitions to

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dancers to the sport.

“This year there will

be more space around

the dance stage, a larger

marquee for the competitors

to prepare in and we

are working on ways to

weatherproof the dance

stage,” Mrs Driscoll said.

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Highland Games

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Friday was Daffodil Day. We speak to two people for

whom the event has very personal significance. Michael

Pitman below and Tiffany Bowley on pages 18 & 19

SELWYN TIMES

Horse trainer faces yet another

Michael Pitman has

been through many

battles in life and in

April he was diagnosed

with bowel cancer.

Reporter Gordon

Findlater spoke to the

top horse trainer about

his latest fight

PROMINENT Canterbury

horse trainer Michael Pitman

is determined not to let bowel

cancer get in the way of his big

ambition in life – to train 2000

winners in New Zealand.

Pitman returned home

in April from a trip to the

Australian Oaks in Sydney with

Savvy Coup.

A colonoscopy upon his return

revealed the 63-year-old had a

mass cancer growth.

“I’ve told the doctor all I need

is five more years . . . to get to

2000 I need five years up my

sleeve and if I can get through

that, I’ll be a happy man,” said

Pitman.

Since then Pitman has

undergone 28 days of

chemotherapy and radiation

treatment which finished two

weeks ago. In October he will

LEGEND: Michael Pitman, who is suffering bowel cancer, at home with his Group One horse

Savvy Coup.

undergo surgery to remove the

cancer growth before more

chemotherapy. Pitman isn’t new

to the healthcare system. When

he was 24, he lost his lower left

leg and was told he would be

in a wheelchair by the time he

was 50. Pitman has also suffered

multiple injuries on the job,

‘I should have listened to my

body but I’m a male and males

do not listen.’

– Michael Pitman

which includes slicing off fingers

on horse floats.

He has battled depression since

his son Jonny took his own life

in November 2013, and he knows

about the severity of cancer after

losing both parents to it.

Though Pitman has been dealt

some rough cards, he says he’s

received just as many good ones.

“I’ve had more thrills than

the average bloke, though, don’t

you worry about that. We’ve

trained over 1700 winners now

and every single one of them is a

thrill. But I’m at both ends of the

spectrum.”

On Saturday Pitman and

Savvy Coup were reunited in

Hastings for the Group One

$200,000 1400m Tarzino Trophy.

The race day was also run in

support of Daffodil Day.

Over the last three years, the

day has raised $70,000 for the

Cancer Society. Savvy Coup ran

a top fifth indicating she is on

track for a very big season.

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Now

Fire rages, homes at risk

hurdle: A race against cancer

In January the father and son

combo claimed their first Group

One win together with Enzo’s

Lad at Trentham.

“I should have been on top of

the world after that but I came

home and I was depressed as

anything. I thought I have to

go and see the doctor because

something’s not quite right . . .

the tell-tale signs were there,”

Pitman said.

A blood test following the

doctor’s visit revealed nothing.

However, the consultation led

to the colonoscopy. Pitman says

since learning of his cancer,

he has started recommending

others over the age of 50 do the

same.

“I should have listened to my

body but I’m a male and males

do not listen . . . I should have

gone six or probably even 12

months earlier.”

After his previous major

health scare, which saw him in

hospital for 26 weeks, he says he

is probably living on borrowed

time. But he is determined to

overcome the new obstacle and

has even dramatically changed

his diet, including eating fish five

times a week.

“My options are to take all the

advice, listen to it and obey it, or

just ignore it and burn a casket,”

said Pitman.

“My specialist said that he’s

99 per cent confident that in 12

months’ time, I’ll be okay. I’ve

just got to believe it.”

His journey towards getting

SUPPORT: Pitman cheers

on one of his horses during

the Grand National Steeple,

Riccarton in 2013.

healthy again will mean missing

one of Savvy Coup’s biggest

races to date. Pitman has high

hopes for the horse at the 2000m

Livamole Classic in Hastings on

October 6.

“I won’t be able to get there

because my operation is

scheduled for two days before

that.”

If Savvy Coup can win the

race, Pitman says there’s a

good chance he will take her

FAST FACTS

•New Zealand has one of

the highest rates of per

capita of bowel cancer in

the world

•Each year about 3000

people are diagnosed with

the disease

•It is most common in

people over the age of 50

•1300 people die of it each

year

to Melbourne to race in the

Cox Plate which would set up a

showdown with Winx.

If that is to happen, it will be

a first for Pitman who trained

a total of 67 winners and won

more than $2 million in prizemoney

last season.

A showdown with one of the

greatest horses of all time is

understandably not something

Pitman would want to miss.

However, his health will come

first.“If I can get to Melbourne, I

will. But life will go on without

me. Matthew, Diane (Michael’s

wife) and the staff are doing a

great job . . . we’re trying to make

every post a winning post and

we’re doing a pretty good job of

it,” said Pitman.

•It is estimated that one

in 18 New Zealanders will

develop bowel cancer in

their lifetime

•75 per cent of bowel

cancer is curable if it is

caught early

•Bowel cancer is the second

highest cause of cancerrelated

death in New

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SELWYN TIMES

News

Battling breast cancer by

Tiffany Bowley’s

bustling European

lifestyle was put on

hold after she found

a lump on her breast

during her routine

check. She sat down

with Julia Evans to

talk about the last six

months of her cancer

journey

TIFFANY BOWLEY has no

regrets in her life.

The self-confessed extrovert

has lived in The Hague in the

Netherlands for the last 10 years

working as the global lead for

Shell.

But Ms Bowley, 37, also loves

drum and bass, going to music

festivals, art, reading and pop

culture.

Plus the chemical engineer

can’t go past a cheeky glass of

bubbly on a Friday, a side of

oysters and a laugh with friends.

However, she now calls that

her “previous” life.

“At the end of 2016, my

father died and about the same

time the company was going

through a restructure. I saw the

opportunity to avail myself of

a redundancy payout. I sort of

started thinking taking some

time out from my career would

be a good thing,” Ms Bowley

said.

In January after a holiday

around Europe, Ms Bowley

came back to New Zealand for

summer and was house-sitting

for a friend in New Plymouth.

A Facebook post from a friend

reminded her to do a monthly

breast check.

“I was like, I should do my

own check? I had a quick feel

and I felt a lump, but it was one

of those days it was 33 deg C and

95 per cent humidity.”

She thought it could be a

OPPORTUNITY: Breast cancer sufferer Tiffany Bowley receives treatment from St George’s Hospital cancer nurse Susan

Sycamore. Ms Bowley says life is about making the most of every moment. ​

swollen gland, or a bruise and

decided to keep an eye on it.

“By February, it was obviously

not just a gland. I had a

reasonable lump. I went to my

GP here in Christchurch, at that

point I was pretty certain it was

breast cancer,” Ms Bowley said.

At its worst, she could feel the

lump even through her bra.

She spent four hours

waiting for the results of her

mammogram.

“Being a little bit scientific,

when doctors said the images

were a little blurry and things,

well they may have been, but

I guess the way I see it is they

wanted to do the tests and not

alarm me.”

Ms Bowley knew before her

doctor broke the news to her that

it was cancer.

“There were a lot of things I

was complaining about healthwise

that I thought was related

to stress. My father’s death, I

was travelling more than 100

days of the year and leading a

global business being a female

and somewhat younger than

you would expect for a chemical

engineer – it was a high-stress

lifestyle.”

She said she was “fortunate”

she had kept a health insurance

policy in New Zealand and has

been treated by the St George’s

Hospital cancer care clinic for

the last six months.

“We were doing biopsies,

straight into fertility treatment,

talking to my oncologist, my

surgeon and for the first month,

my feet didn’t touch the ground.”

Then it was onto

chemotherapy.

Ms Bowley said she has

actively chosen not to get too

depressed about it. She has a

limit on how many times she’s

allowed to Google breast cancer

per week.

“Having witnessed my father,

Harry, go through a terminal

illness, I kind of realised raging

against it wasn’t going to help

me. It was the positive attitude

that helped him get through it

more than anything else.”

So instead she thought to

herself . . . how can I make this

fun?

“I can’t drink champagne as

much as I used to, the dietitian

put me on the one glass of wine

a week. So I thought right, how

can I create a bit of a joke with

my friends. So I go to the chemo

lounge with my sparkling water

and put it in a champagne glass.”

Ms Bowley also wears a

different outfit each time she gets

chemo.

“I’ve worn my high-vis

overalls, my godfather’s

Commonwealth Games official

uniform, loud bright pjs or dress

up very glam. I bake every time

I go in.”

Nurses and patients have

been treated to everything from

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Wednesday September 5 2018 19

Local

News

Now

Fire rages, homes at risk

being positive

But there has still been

challenges. Ms Bowley said one

of the harder aspects of having

cancer has been letting her guard

down.

“I’ve had to be vulnerable

at times. Having quite a highpowered

career and being a

woman in a man’s domain,

although I was comfortable, you

don’t often show vulnerability.

But here, because I don’t wear a

wig, I have a big sign on my head

saying look, I’ve got cancer.”

It’s mostly the little things that

have taken her by surprise.

“The obvious hair loss is one

thing. But you don’t realise how

important the hair in your nose

is until you lose it. It does a good

job at stopping the flow of snot

out of your nose when you have

a winter cold. I’ve found out the

hard way.”

Ms Bowley also joked about

being down to only one eyelash,

as well as getting itchy feet being

stuck in Christchurch.

“For someone who takes more

than 100 flights a year, it has been

a big change being in one place

for so long,” she said.

“I’m grieving a change in

lifestyle, a change in culture and

on top of that cancer, it can get

quite hard. It could be easy to get

into a dark space.”

But out of six months, Ms

Bowley said only seven or eight

days had been bad.

“When you face death, because

I did have to sit down and have

those conversations at the start as

my tumour was quite aggressive,

you think well what are my

regrets? And I thought, well

basically none.”

On Tuesday, Ms Bowley had

her last round of chemo and she

had a few surprises up her sleeve.

She said she would almost miss

the routine of chemo and would

definitely miss the people.

She would not miss the chemo

drug that gave her “the five-day

festival hangover” and said it

was time to get the “scary bit”

POSITIVITY: Tiffany Bowley on

her first day of chemotherapy

at St George’s Hospital almost

six months ago.

over with. The chemo shrinks

the tumour in her breast and

whatever is left will be surgically

removed in October. But she has

no way of knowing how much

breast she will lose before she

goes under the knife.

“I am nervous. I am going to

be permanently scared. It’s my

body and it’s a piece of me and it’s

something I have no control over.”

The plan is to keep as much

breast tissue as possible, which

Ms Bowley said she was a “little

bit” disappointed about.

“Who wouldn’t want to get a

free set of perfect boobs.”

Then she will be having

radiation treatment.

But from there, Ms Bowley

doesn’t know what the future

will hold and plans to keep it

that way for now – with so many

possibilities at her fingertips.

FAST FACTS

•Breast cancer isn’t common

in women under the age of

50

•About 70 per cent of

women who are diagnosed

with breast cancer and

about 80 per cent of

women who die from it are

50 years or older

•Six per cent are under the

age of 40

•Breast cancer is New

Zealand’s third most

common cancer and the

most common for women

•3300 women are

diagnosed each year and 25

men

•More than 600 people die

from it every year

•It affects one in nine New

Zealand women over their

lifetime

•90 to 95 per cent have no

breast cancer in the family

•There has been a 27 per

cent drop in deaths after

free screening for women

over the age of 45 was

introduced

“I have the sword of Damocles

hanging over my head about my

future.”

She said a lot of the places she

could work in if she picked up

where she left off in the energy

industry can be quite dangerous.

“Is it worth the stress and the

risk of that? So right now I’m just

working through this.

“I have all these ideas in my

head about what’s next. But I

do have to look at what’s

achievable and what’s realistic. I

won’t know until I’m there,” Ms

Bowley said.

For anyone going through

something similar, she had some

advice.

“You are more than the illness.”

And for other women out there,

she says make sure you have a

monthly check.

REPRESENTATIVE: Selwyn MP Amy Adams is looking for

someone between the ages of 16 and 18 to represent the

region in the Youth Parliament.

Call goes out

for Youth MP

SELWYN MP Amy Adams is 19.

looking for an enthusiastic and You must also be available to

civic-minded young person to attend Youth Parliament on July

represent Selwyn as the region’s 16 and 17 and commit to the

Youth MP next year.

Youth MP tenure which runs

“Youth Parliament is held from March 1 to August 31 next

once every parliamentary term year.

and is a significant opportunity Ms Adams will be promoting

for young New Zealanders to the opportunity at secondary

share their views and the views schools in Selwyn and each

of their peers with the country’s school will be invited to put

decision-makers,” Ms Adams forward two candidates.

said.

Interested applicants who live

“I want to hear from young in the district but do not attend

people who are willing to get out a Selwyn high school should

and engage with other young contact Amy Adams’ electorate

people in their community to office on 344 0418 as soon as

gather their views and represent possible. Applications close on

them in Parliament,” she said. September 17.

To apply you need to live in The final selection of the

the Selwyn electorate and be Youth MP will occur on October

16–18 years of age as at October 4.


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Wednesday September 5 2018

SELWYN TIMES

Salvation Army to benefit from can collection

SCHOOLS

Clearview Primary School

pupils participated in the

national can ‘collection,

creation, education and

donation’ campaign run

by The Salvation Army in

partnership with Wattie’s

for New Zealand schools.

The cans will help restock

food bank shelves during this

critical time of the year. The

pupils are hoping to win the

$500 prize worth of sports

equipment through their

can construction efforts and

their design a can label or

colouring in competition. ​

MUSIC: The Lincoln Primary School concert band performing at the New

Zealand Concert Band Association Festival on August 18. The band was

awarded gold for its outstanding performance for a young band in the grade

2 and under category at the festival. The band was also given the spirit of the

festival award for its professional posture, performance and stage etiquette

and for paying close attention to their conductor. Only one band at the festival

is given this award. In the solo sections of the NZCBA Festival, Lincoln Primary

School pupils were awarded the following marks – gold awards for Peter

on trumpet and Francisco on glockenspiel and a silver award for Andrea on

flute. The school’s concert band, along with its jazz band, also performed at

the Wellington Band and Orchestra Festival. The concert band then had the

opportunity to participate in a workshop with the New Zealand composer and

conductor Ken Young. ​

ACTIVE: For two weeks, one lesson a day, Clearview Primary School year 2

to 6 pupils participated in Dances for School, an in-school dance program.

During the lessons the pupils learned how to manage themselves and fully

participate as an individual and with a dance partner to learn a number

of new dances, a little bit at a time. At the end of the two weeks pupils

presented their new skills to their peers and parents in an engaging and

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SCHOOLS

AWARD: Rolleston Christian School has been awarded bronze status on its EnviroSchools journey.

Mayor Sam Broughton and Canterbury Enviroschools facilitator Andrea Taylor went to the school

recently to acknowledge its achievement. It has been an Enviroschool since it opened in 2015. As

an Enviroschool, it is charged with fostering a generation of children who think and act sustainably. ​

NEW SHOES: Shoe Clinic fitted 50 pairs of runners to students at Waitaha School last week.

It’s the second time it has done this over the last few years as well as doing it for Ferndale and

Allenvale Schools last year. Special Olympics New Zealand Upper South Island regional sports

co-ordinator Graeme Bain, who organised the shoe donation, said the students were “delighted”

with their new shoes and they will make a huge difference to the students’ ability to play sport

safely. ​

ACTION: Rolleston’s Daniel at Have a Go Day at the Darfield

Domain last Sunday. More than 800 people attended

the free event, which showcased sport and recreation

activities Darfield and the wider Selwyn district has to offer.

People were able to have a go at a variety of indoor and

outdoor sports, activities, games and challenges including

Pedalmania, SNAG Golf, squash, basketball, archery, golf,

softball and bowls. District council senior events and

recreation adviser Dave Tippett said it was a fantastic day,

and is sure some of the young people will have gone from

having a go, to being a permanent participant. “For the first

time in a very long time, more girls wanted to learn how to

skateboard than boys. This is fantastic because nationally

half as many young females skateboard than young males

according to the Active NZ survey,” he said. ​


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Wednesday September 5 2018 23

Nerves tested in school ski race

West Melton School pupil

Ryder writes about the

school’s team of 14 skiers

who went to compete in

the Canterbury Primary and

Intermediate School Ski

Race at Mt Cheeseman

ON SUNDAY I woke up at 6am

and got ready for the big day up

at Mt Cheeseman.

I had never used a T-bar before

so I was quite nervous but I was

also excited because I was doing

my first ever ski race.

As we were driving up the hill

to Mt Cheeseman I was getting

more and more nervous. We got

our ski gear on, then we had to

put on a race bib, my number

was 106 and you also had to wear

a transmitter on your ankle.

Once we were all ready I went

for a run before my race as it was

a really good day for skiing and

there was some great snow.

Then it was race time, Joe,

Buzz and I were all waiting for

about 15min and Joe was first

out of us three. The man on the

start-gate said: “Three, two, one,

go,” and Joe was off, he looked

pretty fast.

Once he was finished it was

Buzz’s turn, he went up to the

mark, the man said: “Three, two,

one, go,” Buzz took off and he

looked even faster.

It was then my turn I was

nervous, the man said to me:

“Are you ready,” I said yes, he

said: “Three, two, one, go,” I was

off, going around the first gate,

around the second gate and I was

trying to go as fast as I could.

I thought I was going pretty

fast and I tucked in for the finish

line and Joe and Buzz were waiting

for me. My dad said that Joe

and I looked about the same time

and Buzz was a little bit faster.

We had another run to do so

we got on the T-bar again to do a

second run for the race, Buzz and

I were on the same T-bar and Joe

and Nash were just in front of us.

We went up to the start line for

the red course and no-one was

waiting. Joe went first again and

he went really fast, then it was

Buzz and he looked like he went

even faster than the last time.

It was finally my turn and my

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Selwyn Times

Library services to better

meet customers’ needs

District Plan Review – Quarrying

Changes are being proposed to rules covering how quarries could

operate under the new Selwyn District Plan.

The Council’s District Plan Committee has endorsed further

development and initial public consultation on key draft changes

to how quarrying is addressed within the District Plan. The draft

changes look at all aspects of quarrying from how to manage quarry

noise and dust, to what the starting point should be for setbacks.

Quarrying operations extract aggregate for use in construction

and other related sectors. In the Selwyn district, there are over 200

existing quarries that extract materials either from land or river beds,

and which range from small Council pits to large, commercially

operated quarries.

In the current District Plan quarrying is classified as a discretionary

activity in rural zone and a non-complying activity in residential

and business zones. There is a suite of regional policies that

manage quarrying activities which guide how the Council

approaches quarrying.

Quarrying is one of 20 topics currently out for public consultation

under the District Plan Review.

View the draft quarrying changes and have your say at:

www.selwyn.govt.nz/dprquarrying.

Consultation is open until 5pm Monday 8 October.

Selwyn District Council libraries will be open for longer, with more consistent hours across the

district’s network of libraries from 2019.

Permanent extended hours will be in place across the Selwyn network of libraries by February

2019, with changes being progressively introduced from November 2018.

KEY CHANGES

· Weekday hours will be standardised across the district’s libraries and be open from 9am–

6pm, and Lincoln and Rolleston libraries will also each remain open until 8pm on one evening

per week

· Saturday opening will continue at the four Libraries/Service Centres, with each library being

open from 10am–4pm

· Lincoln and Rolleston libraries will also be open on Sundays from 10am–4pm.

The changes are in response to a six-month trial of increased library hours, as agreed to by

Council in last year’s Annual Plan (2017/18), to make it easier for people to use library services

when it suits them.

The trial saw an increase in library usage on Saturdays and on weekday evenings. Feedback from

a recent customer survey also showed that users and residents wanted to see more consistent

hours across the four Selwyn libraries as well as a wider range of services and programmes.

Council Community Relations Manager Denise Kidd says the Council has actively listened to

customers’ feedback by making changes which are aimed at ensuring library services and

programmes meet their needs.

“Libraries are a hugely important part of local towns and communities across our district,” Ms

Kidd says. “These changes are all about increasing the service levels and raising our performance

so that we meet our residents’ and users’ expectations.”

Earlier in the year the Council also looked at how it could improve the library outreach service,

particularly for those living in outlying areas of the district.

The outreach services include the Council continuing to deliver programmes directly to schools as

well as increased availability of digital resources, more flexible and responsive customer-focused

services for users, a 24/7 digital library, more district-wide programme delivery and books-bycourier

options for some users.

The changes are within the operating budget as set in the Long–Term Pan 2018-2028.

The Breeze Walking Festival in Selwyn

Spring has arrived and what better way to enjoy it than walking our beautiful

Selwyn trails throughout the Breeze Walking Festival.

Discover and enjoy a variety of five fantastic walks throughout Selwyn from

hill hikes to strolls exploring wildlife or a historical tour through Glentunnel.

The five sensational walks include:

· Harts Creek Sneak – Tuesday 2 October

· Rakaia Gorge Experience – Thursday 4 October

· Kura Tawhiti/Castle Hill Treasures – Tuesday 9 October

· Hogs Back Hike – Thursday 11 October

· Historic Glentunnel – Sunday 14 October (community organised event)

To register for these walks please go to www.walkingfestival.co.nz. All walks

are free.

Tipping our hat to suffrage

Join us in celebrating 125 years of Women’s Suffrage in New

Zealand.

On 19 September 1893 the Electoral Act 1893 was passed, giving

all women in New Zealand the right to vote, the first self-governing

country in the world to do so.

Selwyn Libraries will be running free workshops during 6–15

September. At these workshops you can learn about Selwyn’s very

local connection, find out if your ancestor signed the petition, learn

about your family’s history and talk with a genealogist.

Find out more and book your space at www.selwynlibraries.co.nz.

Bring your bike and get involved!

Kickstart Trackside is Canterbury’s annual motorcycling event,

bringing together our region’s most enthusiastic riders, trainers and

retailers.

This free event is all about encouraging riders to develop new skills

that will keep them safe when on the road.

The day will be packed with expert demonstrations, workshops

and activities. This year riders will also have the opportunity

to participate in on-track training exercises with Ride Forever

instructors – limited spots available for:

· The Art of Cornering – improve control and become a smoother

rider.

· Slow Pro Handling Skills – handle your bike with ease no matter

what the speed and reduce the risk of a drop!

If you wish to participate in on-track training you will need to preregister.

Registration will be available on the day, however we encourage

you to indicate your interest ahead of the event, especially for our

morning sessions.

For more information and to register go to www.ccc.govt.nz/newsand-events/whats-on/show/1637

ON THE

ROADS

On the roads this week

Stabilised seal repair work and patch sealing is

taking place on Te Pirita Road. High shoulder

removal will take place along Hudsons Road, The

Lake Road and Bealey Road over the course of

the week. Maintenance metalling will continue

on Ardlui Road. Barrier gates are being installed

each side of Coe’s Ford which will be used to

manage access when the river is in flood.

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

ELLESMERE STOCK

WATER RACE TEMPORARY

SHUT DOWN

Water supply to the Upper

Ellesmere Stock Water Race

Scheme will be temporarily

shut down for scheduled

intake maintenance from 4–7

September.

The outage will affect all races

downstream of Early’s intake.

Visit the disruptions page of the

Selwyn District Council website

for a map showing affected area.

Supply to Ellesmere stock water

race scheme will be affected for

this time. It may take some days

for supply to be fully restored

following this.

Any questions please contact

Surface Water Department 347

2800 or email waterraces@

selwyn.govt.nz

ALCOHOL NOTICES

An application for an on-license

has been received from the

Canterbury Hospitality Group;

objections are open until 5

September. An application

for a renewal of an on-license

has been received from Trents

Estate Limited; objections

are open until 6 September.

An application for a renewal

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.

Selwyn Waihora Zone

Committee

Tue 4 Sept 2pm

Lincoln Event Centre

Property Committee

Wed 5 Sept 9am

Audit & Risk Subcommittee

Wed 12 Sept 9.30am

Council Meeting

Wed 12 Sept 1pm

LOCAL COMMITTEES &

ASSOCIATIONS

Coalgate/Glentunnel Reserve

of an on-license has been

received from Curry Pot on

Lincoln Limited; objections are

open until 7 September. An

application for a renewal of an

on-license has been received

from RJB Enterprises; objections

are open until 7 September. An

application for an off-license has

been received from JEZS Family

Limited, objections are open

until 11 September. For more

information see to www.selwyn.

govt.nz/alcoholnotices

MOBILE LIBRARY

TIMETABLE

Wednesday 5 September

Rakaia Huts 9.10–9.30am

Southbridge Playcentre

10–10.30am

Southbridge School

10.45am–12pm

Thursday 6 September

St John of God, Rolleston

1–1.30pm

Ladbrooks School 2–2.30pm

Prebbleton Township/Tavern

3.30–5.30pm

Monday 10 September

Upper Selwyn Huts 10–10.45am

Lincoln Childcare and Preschool

11–11.30am

Prebbleton Child care

Management Committee

Tue 4 Sept 7.30pm

Coalgate Fire Station

Darfield Township Committee

Thurs 20 Sept 7.30pm

Darfield Library

Doyleston Community

Committee

Wed 5 Sept 7.30pm

Osborne Park Hall

Dunsandel Community

Committee

Mon 17 Sept 7.30pm

Dunsandel Hall

Ellesmere Historical Society

Mon 10 Sept 7.30pm

Leeston Community Room

Enquiries: Wendy Dalley 324

3171

Glenroy Community

Hall Committee

Tue 18 Sept 7.30pm, Glenroy Hall

Glentunnel Community

Centre Committee

Tue 18 Sept 7.30pm

Glentunnel Community Centre

Greendale Recreation

Reserve Committee

Tue 4 Sept 8pm

Greendale Sports Pavilion

Kirwee Recreation Reserve

Management Committee

Mon 10 Sept 7.30pm

Kirwee Recreation Reserve

1.15–1.45pm

Rolleston Christian School

2–3.30pm

Tuesday 11 September

Burnham Kindergarten

9.40–10.10am

Burnham Preschool

10.15–10.45am

Dunsandel School

11.20am–12.10pm

Dunsandel Childcare

12.20–12.40pm

Paradise for Little Angels

1.30–2pm

2018/19 RATES –

INSTALMENT ONE

By now you should have

received your rates invoice for

the first quarter of the 2018/19

rating year.

This invoice covers the period

from 1 July to 30 September,

and must be paid by 15

September 2018.

If you have not yet received

your invoice, please contact our

Rates Department on 347 2776

to discuss, or email us at rates@

selwyn.govt.nz.

If you have recently moved into

a new dwelling in Selwyn, please

phone or email us to update your

address and contact details.

Kirwee Township Committee

Mon 17 Sept 7.30pm, Kirwee Hall

Lincoln Community Committee

Mon 10 Sept 7pm, Fitzgerald

Room, Lincoln Event Centre

Prebbleton Reserve

Management Committee

Mon 17 Sept 7.30pm, Rolleston

Community Centre Lounge

Springston Hall Committee

Thurs 6 Sept 7.30pm, Springston

Hall (additional meeting)

Springston Reserve Committee

Wed 19 Sept 7.30pm

Errol Tweedy Pavilion,

Springston Reserve

Tawera Memorial Hall Committee

Wed 5 Sept 7pm

Tawera Memorial Hall

Waihora Park

Reserve Committee

Tue 4 Sept 7pm

Waihora Bowling Club

Weedons Reserve Committee

Mon 10 Sept 7pm

Weedons Country Club

West Melton Reserve

Board Committee

Mon 17 Sept 7.30pm

West Melton Rugby Club

Whitecliffs Township and

Domain Committee

Mon 10 Sept 7.30pm

Glentunnel Community Centre

Selwyn Events

TUESDAY

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SEPTEMBER

TUESDAY

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SEPTEMBER

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SEPTEMBER

SUNDAY

30

SEPTEMBER

Teen Artspace

Darfield and Leeston libraries

Beginning in term three, teens can

participate in art and craft activities,

and hang with friends in a creative

atmosphere. You will learn how to use

various art and craft materials. Weekly

sessions (every week during term

time). For more information head to

www.selwynlibraries.co.nz

Food Lovers Masterclass

Lincoln Event Centre, 6.30–8.30pm

This session, hosted by ‘waste-free

warrior’ and motivational speaker Kate

Meads, focuses on education around

ways to reduce food waste when

cooking and preparing meals. This is

a Council sponsored event. Tickets

are $25 each or for a couple. Every

ticket comes with a $100 goodie bag.

Bookings are required – to book visit

www.wastefreeparenting.co.nz

Waste Free Parenting

Workshop

Lincoln Event Centre,

9.30am–12pm

Kate Meads, ‘waste-free warrior’

and motivational speaker, will teach

you exciting and inspiring ways to

minimise waste, while introducing

you to modern sustainable products

for use in the home. This is a Council

sponsored event. Tickets are $25

each or for a couple. Every ticket

comes with a $100 goodie bag.

Bookings are required – to book visit

www.wastefreeparenting.co.nz.

Blast from the Past

Selwyn Gallery, Darfield

Join the team at Selwyn Gallery this

September for a creative stroll down

memory lane with our exhibition Blast

from the Past! These artists have all

exhibited with the gallery previously,

and we are proud to play a role intheir

continuing journey – all juggling the

demands of a busy family andworking

life alongside their arts practice. For

more information head to

www.selwyngallery.co.nz

Culturefest 2018

Lincoln Event Centre and

Domain, 11am–4pm

CultureFest 2018 will showcase

everything great about our growing

diversity, as well as our own NZ

culture, through fantastic group

performances on our main stage,

arts, crafts, demonstrations, as well

as activities and dances you can

participate in. While you walk around

the event site enjoying everything

the makes Selwyn great, why not let

your senses take control, with the

wonderful smells of many culinary

delights from around the world! For

more information head to

www.selwyn.govt.nz/events

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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News

favourite fashion store

Viva la Moda

FASHION QUARTERLY

TENSION: The main entrance to Kalene Mission Hospital in Zambia, where

Christchurch Hospital pharmacist Geoff Stark previously worked before having to

leave amid rising political tensions.

Hospital pharmacist

forced to flee Zambia

A Christchurch Hospital

pharmacist has revealed

he was smuggled out of

Zambia with the help of

New Zealand Government

officials.

Geoff Stark was working

as an interim

hospital administrator

at Kalene

Mission Hospital

in the remote

north-west of the

country when

political tension

led to resignations

of the hospital’s

administrator,

executive director

and the board

chairman.

He decided to get out of

the volatile southern African

nation because of risk

of violence.

Mr Stark was initially

blocked from leaving by a

mass turnout of hospital

supporters, who did not

Geoff Stark

want him to go. But he

was smuggled out in the

backseat of a car during

a thunderstorm, under a

traditional chitenge

cloth.

“In March, local politics

around the ongoing

control of the

hospital threatened

to turn violent,

prompting my departure,”

he told the

Canterbury District

Health Board’s

weekly newsletter.

“It was a complex

situation . . . I am

thankful for the

diplomatic intervention

of consuls from

New Zealand, Canada, the

United Kingdom, the United

States, and the efforts of

the Christian Missions in

Many Lands Health Board

members in enabling me

to return safely to New

Zealand.

“The police did not want

a riot and so I was told

to stay initially, but after

hours of negotiating it

was decided that I could

leave and the chairman of

the CMML Health Board

would take my place at a

meeting, which was held

the following day.”

Mr Stark has worked in

Zambia on and off for the

past 20 years.

The political atmosphere

in the southern African nation

has been volatile since

the United Party for National

Development leader

Hakainde Hichilema lost a

disputed election in 2016, to

President Edgar Lungu.

In March, there was an

attempt to impeach Mr

Lungu by the opposition

party, accusing him of constitutional

breaches.

The Ministry of Foreign

Affairs and Trade would

not discuss Mr Stark’s case.

Mr Stark also declined to

talk about it.

Hello Spring

With the cooler months well on the way

out, new season styles have filled the

shop, with colour, florals, prints, sparkles

and everyday work wear ready for the

warmer days ahead.

For all you Augustine fans out there we will

be getting the Wolf Me Wednesday tops

in almost each week. They are always

advertised on our FB page and an email

is sent out to our mailing list, so if you

don’t want to miss out sign up now on our

website.

Zafina has delighted us with gorgeous

prints and colours with the latest delivery,

pictured are the Ruffle Dress,

a mustard back with

oversized tulips, if

mustard is your colour

it is a must for the

wardrobe.

with Robyn McKenzie

Something a bit more

subtle is the Riviera

Dress this is a midcalf

length dress with birds

in flight.

For the casual weekend

look from Zafina we

have some Tee’s that

are a match made in

heaven with denim.

Pictured are the

Riley Top, stripes,

heart, and cold

shoulder a Tee

all in one what’s

not to love about

this one.

Our Seduce the Hearts Top in rose gold

and navy is another winner.

And if that isn’t enough we have a large

range of jewellery, handbags, scarves,

footwear, hats and more. Yes we can dress

you top to toe.

If you haven’t noticed we have launched

our new webshop, which is looking fantastic,

so if you can’t make it into the store you can

purchase online and your items will be sent to

you immediately or you can select a pickup

in store option. Take a few minutes to have a

look www.vivalamoda.co.nz

We also offer Partpay online and instore.

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Viva La Moda will be at the Womens Lifestyle expo at Horncastle Arena 29 & 30

September if you want a $2 discount on entry call into the shop and pick up your

coupon, or go onto our facebook page and on the events page you can print

your own voucher off, we would love to see you there.

www.vivalamoda.co.nz

Don’t we all love a

Denim Jacket, the

problem is which one,

we have a good

variety in store, it all

comes down to colour

preference, pictured

is the Distressed Denim

Jacket French Rose

$147 by Vassalli.

UNREST: The political atmosphere in the southern African nation has been

volatile.

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Our People

SELWYN TIMES

Cameron Moffat

Teen firefighter following in father’s

Cameron Moffat, 17, is

the youngest firefighter

in the Rolleston

volunteer brigade. He

talks to Emily O’Connell

about what it’s like to

be a first responder

and the mock car crash

initiative he organised

at Lincoln High School

How did you become a

firefighter?

My dad Bruce has been in the

Rolleston Volunteer Fire Brigade

for 15 years, so I’ve sort of been

around the station quite a bit and

it’s something I’ve been enjoying.

I’m also with St John Youth so

I do quite a bit of first aid and

joining the fire brigade gets my

abilities up in first aid because

we are first responders here at

Rolleston.

Is it weird being in the same

fire brigade as your dad? Or

quite cool?

Weird sometimes. He’s in the

same crew as me so that’s how

I get to the station because I’m

not on my full licence at the

moment. It’s good to have him

around and I can talk to him

about stuff I’ve seen.

When did you join the

Rolleston Volunteer Fire

Brigade?

I joined Easter 2017.

How have you found it so far?

I’ve found it really good. It’s

been a good experience so far

and definitely a lot different to

the average teenager.

How many hours a week do

you spend firefighting?

Every Wednesday for two

hours for training and then once

every four weeks we are on-call

from 6am on Monday to 6am

the following Monday during

the night, and then Friday, 6pm,

until 6am on Monday, we’re on

the whole weekend.

Have you always wanted to be

100%

CapItal GaIn

to the ResIDent

ENDURANCE: Cameron Moffat, 17, competing in the Firefighter Combat Challenge. ​

a firefighter?

It’s definitely something I’ve

looked into a lot more now

I’m older, and I’m thinking

about definitely going career

firefighting after I leave school.

Other than your dad, are

there any other firefighters in

your family?

My grandfather Ken Flockton

used to be.

Can you tell me about your

first call-out as a firefighter?

My first call-out would have

been a motor vehicle accident

on Old West Coast Rd at about

6.30am and I was on traffic

control and then went to school

$1,000 FullY

ReFunDable

DeposIt

after.

How did you feel? Were you

nervous?

A little bit, but I enjoyed it.

Since then I’ve been to a lot

more.

What has been the most

memorable call-out you’ve been

to and why?

The most memorable would

be a young lady who stopped

breathing and we ended up

resuscitating her. And about

three months ago she came

down to the fire station and

thanked us.

What has been the most

valuable lesson you’ve learnt

from being a firefighter?

I guess don’t keep stuff in and

definitely communication.

Is that when you’re out on a

job or when you’re processing

what you’ve experienced?

Yes, both. You need good

communication on the fire

round to make sure everyone’s

well informed.

How do you process some

of the things you see at such a

young age?

Talking to dad or talking to

my officer. My officer is quite

high up in St John so he’s quite

good to talk to when that sort of

stuff happens.

What subjects do you take?

I’m taking biology, three PEs

and media.

What is your favourite

subject?

Probably media, quite enjoy

film and that sort of stuff.

Can you tell me about what

sports you’re involved in?

I play football, touch and

tennis and I do basketball

refereeing. I also do firefighter

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What’s involved in being part

of St John Youth?

It’s a cadet programme from

ages six to 18. And it’s just

camps, learning about first aid,

doing a whole heap of badges,

good social aspect, and then

if you want to go into paramedicine,

or something like

that, then it’s a step ahead in that

area.

How long have you been

involved in St John Youth?

I’ve been in 10 years, starting

out from six-years-old. I guess

with dad being in fire, I wanted

to do that because fire doesn’t

have a cadetship, so St John was

something interesting and I’ve

enjoyed it since.

What are your plans for when

you finish school?

At the moment, I’m looking

at an apprenticeship either in

building or heavy diesel, doing

that for a couple years. And

either going and becoming a paid

firefighter or a policeman and

possibly a paramedic, see where

I’ll go. Something to do with the

emergency services is definitely

a goal.

What are some of your

dreams you hope to achieve?

Travel the world. I love

travelling and, yes, be successful

and follow my heart with what I

want to do.

What’s your favourite place

that you’ve travelled to?

Probably London. I love

London. But I’ve been to quite a

few other places. Probably Dubai

is up there as well as one of my

favourite places.

Do you have any siblings?

I have a younger sister

Gabriella and she’s just

turned 16-years-old. She’s really

into her netball and performing

arts.

How long have you lived in

Rolleston?

13 years.

GOOD CAUSE: Cameron (first on left) In full kit in the relay for life this year.

What do you enjoy about

living in Rolleston and the

Selwyn district?

The community’s pretty cool.

There’s lots of events and a great

culture and that sort of stuff. It’s

really close to everything – ski,

alps and ocean.

What advice would

you give to other young

people?

Recently I’ve done a mock

crash at Lincoln High School. So

I was the dude who came up with

the idea. I lost one of my good

mates – Burgundy-Rose Brown –

earlier this year in a car accident

and there’s been people that I’ve

known who were killed in the

Boxing Day crash two years ago.

So I guess that was sort of my

message to the school and the

community – like don’t drive

with no seat belt, drive with a

person with a correct licence

that sort of stuff. It went really

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TOGETHER: Ann Thornton hopes changes to the Cemeteries

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Bid to allow pre-purchase

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• By Matt Salmons

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But she is worried Diamond

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Christchurch residents, opened

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Less than a year later, two

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email list of 70 people interested

in eco-burial.

Mrs Thornton has lived in

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her 83 years. Her husband of 60

years, Jim, died in October and

was the first to be buried at the

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the plots will be taken up. “My

family are firm they don’t want

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“When people ask me and I

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It was like a race she did not

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same position as me,” Mrs

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Big Camry looks after the environment

Fire rages, homes at risk

• By Ross Kiddie

ANYONE WHO knows me

will tell you I’m not a big fan of

supermarkets.

However, ever since my wife

and I have been car-pooling, we

frequently swing by one of several

on the way home.

The upside is that when I’m

loading the groceries I get a good

indication of the size of the boot

in each of the various vehicles I

drive on a regular basis.

One of the most recent had the

biggest load spaces for a sedan

that I can recall in recent times,

the car was a Toyota Camry, and

even in hybrid form the boot

space is cavernous – according

to Toyota 524-litres in fact. It’s

no wonder, then, that Camry

has been a taxi favourite over the

years.

The Camry has just gone

though a major lifecycle change,

it was almost a forced decision

when Toyota’s Altona manufacturing

plant closed in Melbourne

last year, and the Camry needed

to be sourced elsewhere. Today’s

model comes fully complete from

Japan, and lands here with three

driveline options - a 3.5-litre V6,

a 2.5-litre four-cylinder and 2.5-

litre hybrid. I’ve driven the highpower

V6 and it is certainly my

TOYOTA CAMRY: Three driveline options.

favourite, but the hybrid is there

for those who feel they are doing

something for the environment

and want to reap the benefits of

its thrifty fuel usage.

I’ve often said that if I was a

hybrid buyer I’d be looking at

Camry and nothing has changed

my opinion of that, it is the most

conventional of all the hybrids

I’ve driven. It looks just like its

stablemates and drives little differently.

Well, of course, the driver

is always aware of what is happening

in terms of propulsion,

there are a raft of gauges and displays

to let you know about the

hybrid operation, and if you are

astute you can feel the engine cutting

in and out, but if you don’t

take any of that on-board, you

could be forgiven for thinking

that you are driving a standard

petrol-engined 2.5-litre car.

The latter is what makes the

difference with Camry hybrid

against other hybrids from the

same family – Prius and Corolla

– although the hybrid operation

is similar, the latter with their

1.8-litre petrol engines don’t have

the punch of Camry. Toyota rates

the Camry with a petrol/electric

combined total of 160kW and

213Nm; consequently, it feels

quite lively and very torquey.

• Price – Toyota Camry SX

hybrid, $42,990

• Dimensions – Length,

4905mm; width, 1840mm;

height, 1445mm

• Configuration – Fourcylinder,

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• Performance –

0-100km/h, 8.1sec

• Fuel usage – 4.2l/100km

As mentioned, the Camry

hybrid is very normal to drive, of

course it wants to drive in electric

mode all of the time, but such are

the throttle demands that doesn’t

happen constantly. That’s not a

negative thing, performance is

strong and the Camry in this

form is quick – a standstill to

100km/h time of 8.1sec is on

offer, and there are many other

advantages, lower emissions and

respectable fuel usage figures, to

name just a couple.

Toyota rates the hybrid system

with a 4.2-litre per 100km

(67mpg) combined cycle average.

At the end of four days with

the test car I returned it to the

dealership showing an average of

6.2l/100km (46mpg).

These are good figures for a

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that weighs in at over 1.5-tonne.

I also drove the Camry briskly

during testing time, it feels strong

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handling to match.

In a corner the Camry hybrid

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The Camry hybrid lists from

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BIG MAN: Lock Isileli Fine is determined to get past Canterbury Metro defenders

Harrison Courtney (left), and Ben Morris.

HOT FEET: Halfback Harry Pankhurst side-steps Morgan Innes,

Country win but where’s the shield?

• By Jacob Page

CANTERBURY Country may

have beaten Canterbury Metro

for the first time in 10 years, on

Sunday but they didn’t get their

hands on the Craw Shield.

The piece of silverware was

a glaring omission from the

celebratory team photo after

Canterbury Metro didn’t bring it

with them to Kaiapoi.

Canterbury Country coach Nigel

Smith said it was a frustrating

post-match moment to realise the

shield was not at the ground.

“I might have to take a drive

to Rugby Park and pick it up

myself,” Smith said yesterday

morning,

“We still haven’t got our hands

on it yet which is disappointing

for the team,” he said.

“Perhaps Metro were confident

of keeping it so they didn’t feel

they needed to have it with

them.”

Metro assistant coach Daniel

O’Brien said it was not a case of

sour grapes on the part of his

team and instead blamed the

Canterbury Rugby Union

board.

“Usually it’s a member of the

board who brings it out and

our manager certainly said to

us post-match that there should

have been a shield there at the

game.”

Canterbury Country raced out

to a 20-3 halftime lead on the

back of some resolute defence

and two intercept tries.

Smith praised the physical

nature of the midfield and the

breakdown and said the defensive

structure was excellent.

“We really forced them to push

the pass and that helped us gain

those intercepts,” he said.

“We wanted to win that physical

battle across the park and I

think we did that which laid the

platform for our win.”

Smith said Glenmark blindside

flanker Ben Anderson

worked tirelessly while Glenmark

midfielder Mike Keane was a

wall in defence.

Smith reserved the biggest

praise for utility flanker Jake

CELEBRATION: The victorious Canterbury Country rugby team enjoy their 31-20 win over Canterbury Metro without the Craw

Shield at Kaiapoi on Sunday

DETERMINED: Lock Mac Roqica refuses to

give up in the tackle.

Vincent saying he had his best

game for the team.

O’Brien said Country deserved

their win as they were able to

shut down their attack and limit

the width which they wanted to

play with.

Canterbury Country will play

Otago B in Dunedin on Saturday.

Brook Retallick, Ben Anderson

(Glenmark), Tim Murgatroyd

(Prebbleton), Sam Cottan (Lincoln)

Mark Maitland and Harrison

Kirk (Waihora) all earned

selection for the Canterbury B

team after the match.

POWER: Prop Jim Cummings tries to

keep the ball.

BIG BOOT: First-five Brook Retallick

clears his lines.

ON THE CHARGE: No 8

Daryl Lamborn tries to get

through the defensive line.

PHOTOS: KAREN CASEY

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Team of non-trainers take out final by

• By Jacob Page

GREENPARK A, a team which

has not trained together in four

years, upset Broadfield A 45-44

to claim the Selwyn premier

netball title at the Lincoln Event

Centre on Saturday.

Coach Karen Ponsonby told

the Selwyn Times last week

Broadfield should win the final

because her team did not train

at all.

Ultimately, it did not matter

as her team won their first title

since 2011.

“We’re a team which is overcommitted

already with families

to look after and kids’ sport to

prioritise,” Ponsonby said.

“Our average age would be in

the early 30s.”

Ponsonby said others played

in the mid-week Metro competition.

Rachael Cridge, Kate Alfeld,

and 43-year-old Zaylie Sullivan

were part of the team which won

the title eight years ago, while

Ponsonby also coached the side.

Broadfield A were top

qualifiers for the final and beat

defending champions Lincoln to

make the decider.

However, Broadfield trailed

by as many as eight goals in the

second half before tying the

game at 44-44 with less than a

minute to go.

Greenpark A shooter Casey

Ashton coolly slotted her 40th goal

of the game to secure the title.

Ponsonby said the experienced,

older core of her team dealt with

the pressure better.

“I think (Broadfield) panicked

a little after they missed a few

shots and a lot of my girls had

been there before and just got on

with it,” she said.

“To be honest, I think

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to win the competition given the

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“You feel a bit guilty winning

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Ponsonby said because her team

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She said she was delighted with

how her team was able to disrupt

the Broadfield attacking circle.

“All the girls were just so

thrilled to have won,” Ponsonby

said.

Broadfield A coach Yvonne

Crichton-Hill described her

team’s effort as “dreadful.”

“We didn’t play our game at

all,” she said.

“We didn’t get our usual speed

through court and got drawn

into playing Greenpark’s style of

game.

WINNERS:

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narrowest of margins

GRASP:

Greenpark

goal shoot

Casey Ashton

wins the ball

over Georgie

Bolton (left)

and Eboni

Hill.

VISION: Broadfield’s Tiare Davis looks to pass the ball

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Zaylie

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to keep the

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Kirwee boxer in first

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female main event

DETERMINED: Kirwee boxer Michaela Jenkins will main event

the Pacific Warriors 2 event on September 15.

PHOTO: STRIKEFORCE BOXING ​

PREBBLETON’S JACK Milligan

has secured a drive for the South

Island Endurance Series starting

in Invercargill next weekend.

He will race with George

McFarlane in the former series

winning Porsche 911 GT3 R as

JADEN RANSLEY is aiming to

be a championship contender

in what will be the most

competitive ever season in the

Toyota 86 Championship.

The multiple-time karting

champion started his race car

career in the Toyota 86 series,

learning how to drive a manual

and the circuits in his first season.

He was a quick learner and

became a regular front runner

in his second season winning

a race before a big crash at

Teretonga put a major dent in his

season and left him battered and

bruised, but determined to come

back.

“It was a big hit and left me

concussed and the car a write

off,” said the Prebbleton16-yearold.

“By missing races my championship

hopes went out of the

window, but we wanted to come

back strongly and we were lucky

enough to secure some sponsorship

from Speed Works in the

form of their own car and got

back out there as quickly as we

could.”

It was the right decision, as the

talented youngster fought back to

win another race and ultimately

finish a remarkable fourth overall.

The off-season has been a

busy time, with Jaden taking part

in the Elite Motorsport Academy

and the Neale Motorsport team

preparing a new car for his third

season.

The focus all round has been

on upping the game for a serious

part of the three hour series.

Milligan, 21, won the Toyota

86 championship last season

with a race to spare, which saw

him race across the country.

He raced in the North Island

endurance series throughout

• By Jacob Page

KIRWEE’S NEW Zealand Muay

Thai champion Michaela Jenkins

is set to break new ground in the

boxing ring.

In 11 days time she will be part

of the first professional women’s

bout to main event a show in

Christchurch, when she takes on

Megyn McLennan at Strikeforce

Boxing’s Pacific Warriors 2 fundraising

night at the Hagley Sports

Centre.

There will be at least six

corporate and amateur bouts on

the under card with McLennan

facing Jenkins in the four-round

contest at the top of the card.

Ransley sets sights on

Toyota 86 Championship

shot at the title. Backing for the

championship campaign has

been secured from Miles Toyota,

Kitchen Studios, Paterson Brothers

Tyres and Hartnell’s Cafe

and there’s great optimism in the

Ransley camp ahead of the new

season.

“I’m feeling the benefits of lots

of off-track preparation,” said

Jaden. “The Academy Personal

Trainer Alastair Wootten has

been a tremendous help and I’m

definitely fitter and stronger than

I have ever been.”

The championship gets into

gear on November 2 to 4 over the

Supercar Championship weekend

at Pukekohe Park, includes a

round at Cromwell’s Highlands

Motorsport Park for the first

time since 2013.

Milligan in SI endurance series

the winter months winning one

round at Pukekohe Park.

The South Island endurance

aeries shifts to Christchurch’s

Ruapuna Raceway on September

29 and concludes at Timaru’s

Levels Raceway on October 13.

The 28-year-old is coming off

winning her New Zealand Muay

Thai title in June and was offered

this bout almost straight away

against 39-year-old registered

nurse McLennan

“I’ve been in camps since

February so it seemed like a good

match-up to take.”

Jenkins, a community healthcare

worker by day, said she was

impressed with McLennan’s

effort in her loss to Dawn Chalmers.

“I thought she showed how

tough she was because Dawn is a

very credible fighter so I’m looking

forward to the challenge of

• By Jacob Page

HANNAH BATES has moved

her focus to the New Zealand

Short Course Championships

in October after a challenging

four days at the Pan-Pacific

championships in Fiji.

The open-air competition

pool at the Damodar

Aquatic Centre was home

to 201 athletes from 11

nations who came to

compete, across four days

of tough international

competition.

New Zealand fielded

a strong team of 18 swimmers,

including Lincoln’s Bates.

The 18-year-old battled all

kind of conditions over the four

days from searing heat and high

humidity in the first couple of

sessions, to lots of wind and torrential

rain in the last couple of

days.

Bates finished 17th in her

opening event, the 200m butterfly

which was an improvement

Hannah Bates

taking her on.”

Jenkins has split her time

between boxing and kick boxing

and said she’d like to compete

globally in kick boxing if she

could earn the opportunity.

“I got into (combat sports) a

few years ago when an ex-partner

got me watching UFC (Ultimate

Fighting Championship).”

“I’ve always enjoyed the contest

and switching between boxing

and kick boxing really makes

me work hard on my stance in

the ring and keeping my guard

tighter when I box.

“I’m really looking forward to

the challenge of the night.”

Bates looks to

Auckland’s short

course event

on her 20th ranking coming into

the event,

She was then part of the New

Zealand mixed relay team which

finished fifth behind America,

Canada, Japan and Australia.

Day two saw Bates battle a

blustery wind to finish

16th in the 400m individual

medley.

Day three saw her

compete in her favoured

100m butterfly event but

strong head-winds saw

her unable to swim the

times she would have

liked as she finished 14th

overall.

Bates completed her campaign

by finishing 14th in the 200m individual

medley before competing

in the 4x100m girls medley

relay where the Kiwis finished

fifth.

St Andrew’s College swimmer

Quinton Hurley earned a

personal best in the 400m

freestyle to secure a spot in the B

final.

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New market draws the

crowds on opening day

The opening day of the new Market 254

in West Melton on August 25 was a great

success, organiser Taylah Spicer says.

“The opening day was everything I could

have wished for and more. We had over 300

customers through the gates, and with 30-

plus stalls and plenty more already booked

for the following weeks it can only get

better from here,” Taylah said.

“Some of our most popular stalls are fresh

fish, fresh bakery goods, hot coffee, sweet

treats, and homemade and handcrafted

goods.”

There are also hot breakfasts and delicious

food on offer all day, while a free stall for

sausage sizzle fundraising is available for

local organisations to raise funds for their

clubs.

There will be live music every week

during the market, with tables, chairs and

other seating where people can relax for a

while and listen, Taylah says, and there is

free off-street parking including wheelchair

and disabled parking.

“Dogs are welcome, too – we even have a

few stalls for them!”

Taylah says the market was started to

meet the growing demand for a large, highquality

market in the area.

“The population in the West Melton area,

let alone the surrounding areas of Selwyn,

are doing nothing but growing and the

markets were getting smaller. With several

markets closing down, we knew something

needed to happen and so we thought, why

not have our own market.

“So for the last four months it’s been

nothing but planning and organisation,

finding the perfect stalls to complement

each other and making sure all the final

touches were ready to go for the opening

day on August 25.”

New stalls of different varieties are

welcome, Taylah says. The cost is $20

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The range of beverages to go with your

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and the increasingly popular craft beers.

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an excellent breakfast menu, which is

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The function room is also available for

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SELWYN RURAL LIFE

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New service aims to help farmers with

production, environmental protection

Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor

has announced details of a new Extension

Service Model to be rolled out over four

years with $3 million funding from the new

Sustainable Food and Fibre Fund.

Wairarapa Federated Farmers president

William Beetham and Federated Farmers

board member and arable chairperson

Karen Williams were also at the event, which

was held on August 23 at Otahuao Farm

near Masterton. Feds members Nathan and

Kate Williams’ award-winning Otahuao

Farm was described by the Minister as the

“kind of aspiration property we’d love to see

rolled out across the country”.

But he said there were some farmers “down

the back of the valley…heads down and

bums up” hard at work, who for whatever

reason don’t make it to discussion meetings

run by the likes of Dairy NZ and the Red

Meat Profit Partnership, the Minister said.

“We need to help those farmers understand

there is new compliance, new expectations

and get them up to speed.”

Karen Williams described the new

extension service, which is intended to

bring knowledge and resources to farmers

struggling to keep up on production

efficiency and environmental protection

fronts as a “positive”.

“Offering support so farmers can get up to

speed is certainly preferable, and more likely

to achieve progress, than wielding the big

stick of fines and more regulations.

“The new extension service could prove

helpful but we would urge MPI to continue

to work with farming groups on the

mechanics of it and how it is rolled out,” Ms

Williams said.

MPI has been tasked with rolling out the

extension service to at least 300 farms in the

next year, and 1200 over four years. Other

farmers might nominate someone “who

needs a bit of help”, or if necessary “MPI will

go out and knock on doors,” the Minister

said.

He told the audience of farmers, agriculture

organisation and government agency

representatives at the launch that thanks to

digital technology “we’re all governed by the

lowest common denominator”.

“The bad practice of any one farmer on

the welfare of animals or the environment

can be around the world in the blink of an

eye.

“The traditional approach in farming is

that there’s a bottom 20 per cent ‘and don’t

worry about them, they’ll fall over and we’ll

buy their farms. We can no longer sustain

that approach because the 20 per cent yet to

lift their game determines your image in the

international marketplace.

“If we’re going to get more for our

products, we cannot afford to have people

who don’t understand why they need to do

certain things,” Minister O’Connor said.

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property we’d love to see rolled out across the country”, the Minister

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China’s growing

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Fonterra’s new cream cheese plant in

Canterbury has started production and is set

to manufacture up to 24,000 metric tonnes

of cream cheese annually, bound for China.

China’s changing demographics have

driven a surge in popularity for Western

foods. The 20kg blocks of cream cheese

from Darfield will meet growing demand

for bakery goods, such as cheese cakes and

cheese tarts.

Fonterra’s general manager marketing,

global foodservice, Susan Cassidy, says

growth in China’s middle class, rapid

urbanisation and changing consumer tastes

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number of consumers wanting New Zealand

dairy.

“People in China want natural dairy

products they can trust in their baked goods.

That’s great for Fonterra and New Zealand,”

she says.

Chief operating officer, global operations,

Robert Spurway, says the new plant is an

important part of the co-op’s strategy to

keep up the momentum in producing more

value-added products for its consumer and

foodservice business.

“Today, one in four litres of milk from

New Zealand is sold to China – that’s the

equivalent of 3.4 billion litres a year. Our

focus is on creating the highest return from

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“The new plant will enable us to convert

more milk to high-value cream cheese,

which is in popular demand. We’re really

proud of our technology, which alters the

firmness and consistency of cream cheese

according to customer preference. It’s a

technology first and a huge competitive

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Darfield’s acting site operations manager

Shane Taylor says the 30 new employees

hired to operate the cream cheese plant had

been looking forward to the site opening for

the last six months.

“Most of the team have learnt everything

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and have a chat. Phone Jill Percy

on 324 2331 for information.

Leeston Library, 19 Messines St

Genealogy/Family History

Groups – Darfield

Wednesday and Saturday,

10am-noon

Go along to research your

ancestry. It is interesting as well

as fun and you may be surprised

what you discover. Phone Bev

Robb on 318 8315 for more

information.

Darfield Library, 1 South Tce

Teen Artspace

Wednesday, 4-5.30pm

Teens can participate in

art and craft activities, and

hang with friends in a creative

atmosphere. They will learn how

to use various art and

craft materials. Suitable for

secondary school aged students.

This event is free and drop-ins

are welcome.

Leeston Library, 19 Messines

St

Finnegans Runners

Wednesday, 6pm

Go along and enjoy some

social running over a 3km or

6km course. Visit the Finnegans

Runners’ Facebook page for

more information. Gold coin

donation.

Finnegans Irish Bar/Prebbleton

Tavern, 585 Springs Rd

Email emily.oconnell@starmedia.kiwi by

5pm each Wednesday

Malvern Material Girls

Thursday, 9.30am-12.30pm

Use a sewing machine or hand

work and have some lighthearted

and fun. All welcome, no

children. For more information,

phone Sharon Kellock on 318

1676.

Meeting Room 1B, Darfield

Library, 1 South Tce

Suffrage 125 Series – Family

History Workshop

Saturday, 1-3pm

The Family History

Workshop with genealogist

Fiona Brooker is the perfect

way to get started or kick start

your research. Take along your

research and laptop and spend

a couple of hours working

on your family history. For

bookings, visit https://www.

eventbrite.co.nz/e/suffrage-

125-series-family-historyworkshop-leeston-libraryregistration-49322669432.

Leeston Library, 19 Messines

St

Terrace Station Open Garden

Sunday, 11am-3pm

Colourful primroses and

violets and other early spring

flowers have taken over. The big

trees are developing their spring

PLAY: Interested in playing mahjong? Learn to play at

the Lincoln Library, 22 Gerald St, on Tuesday, 1-3pm, with

the Mahjong Beginners Group. It is a tile-based game that

was developed in China during the Qing dynasty and has

spread throughout the world since the early 20th century. It is

commonly played by four players. ​

greenery and massive 150-yearold

oaks and sequoias are

easy to see on the specially

created walkway. Take along a

picnic to enjoy on the lawns of

the historic home. The $5

entry fee goes to the Terrace

Station Charitable Trust,

children free. Signposted from

Hororata roundabout. Leave

the dogs at home. For further

information, visit www.

terracestation.org.nz.

Terrace Station, Milnes Rd,

Hororata

Springston South School

Gathering at Wakaipa

Sunday, from 2pm

A gathering for former pupils

of Springston South School,

their descendants and interested

parties. Take along a gold coin

donation and a plate of food to

share.

Springston South Soldiers

Memorial Hall, 433 Days Rd

Patchwork Plus

Monday, 10am-3pm

Take along any craft you wish

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.

Rolleston Library, 94 Rolleston

Drive

Markets:

West Melton Market: Saturday,

9am-noon. St Paul’s Church.

Lincoln Farmers’ and Craft

Market: Saturday, 9.30am-

12.30pm. Gerald St, Lincoln.

Darfield Market: Saturday,

9am-1pm, opposite Challenge

Darfield, South Tce.

Running groups:

Lincoln Road Runners: Tuesday

registration from 5.30pm starts

at 6pm. 3km or 6km events.

Starts at Lincoln University.

Gold coin donation.

Malvern Road Runners:

Tuesday registration begins

at 5.45pm and the first of the

6km runners leave at 6pm. 3km

or 6km. Starts from Malvern

Netball Centre.

Ellesmere Road Runners:

Wednesday registration from

5.45pm starts at 6pm. 3km or

6km walk or run. Starts from

Leeston physiotherapy.

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Gardening

• By Henri Ham

Local

News

Now

SELWYN TIMES

Fire rages, homes at risk

Grow great gazanias

Dive into salad season

• By Henri Ham

SPRING IS officially here. And,

while I do enjoy winter and I love

hearty winter soups and casseroles,

I’m really looking forward

to some lighter meals now that

salad season is right around the

corner.

If you also want to enjoy a tasty

salad or two during spring and

summer, it’s now time to plant

some leafy vegetables. I like to

stagger my planting of different

varieties from now right through

summer to ensure I always have

some fresh greens to graze on.

Endive is always in my first

line-up of salad plantings because

it’s so tasty and versatile. But also

because its super quick and easy

to grow.

Endive is a curly leafed lettuce

with slightly bitter leaves. Not to

be confused with Belgian endive,

which has white broader thicker

leaves (also called whitloof). And

also frisee, a similar milder variety

with fine lacy leaves.

Unlike other lettuces endive

doesn’t grow with a heart, which

means you can pick as it grows.

The leaves in the centre of endive

are sweeter and more delicate

than the outer leaves, which have

a slightly bitter taste.

Plant your seedlings in a welldrained

spot 5cm apart from each

other. I’ve just planted some in

pots to have close to the kitchen

as my soil was still a bit wet from

winter.

Now all there is to do is watch

out for snails and slugs, and keep

it watered. If you let your endive

dry out it will taste bitter and also

go to seed faster.

On a side note, when endive

goes to seed it grows a fabulous

purple flower. If you don’t need

the space straight away in your

garden let it go to seed and enjoy

this.

In four to six weeks you’ll be

cutting leaves for your salads.

Harvest the leaves from several

plants at once. That way you

encourage new growth from your

plants.

Got children? This is a great

job for them to be in charge of.

Let them go out at dinner time

TASTY: Endive

seedlings grow

well in pots.

Watch for slugs

and snails.

and select which leaves they want

for the salad.

And now for some serious

salad talk. I use an old salad hack

with endive. First I roughly chop

the inner leaves and then finely

slice the outer leaves. This gives

the illusion your salad has two

types of leaves in it. At the same

time adds great texture to your

salad.

Endive is heartier than other

lettuce greens, which makes it

delicious to use as a bed of greens

to place your grilled chicken or

fish on top of.

I find it works well with creamy

dressings, eggs and toasted nuts.

I sometimes like to use it as an

alternative for cos in my homemade

caesar salads. It’s also very

popular as a base for a classic

French bistro salad that has bacon

and egg on it.

If you’re already feeling ‘saladed

out’ before you begin, you might

be pleased to know it also tastes

great in a cheese toasted sandwich.

Add ham, cheese and endive

then toast.

LOOKING FOR some easy-care,

bright and beautiful flowers to lift

your garden spirits?

How about growing gazanias to

bring some fiery orange blooms

to your garden?

With names like kiss orange

flame, sunshine and kiss rose,

these guys are bold, bright and

best of all blooming easy to grow.

Sometimes called the African

daisy, gazanias have the same

shape as the English (common)

daisy. But their flowers are much

larger (up to 10cm across) and

come in vibrant colours like

orange, red and pink.

They can grow to 30cm high

and are best used for mass planting

in garden beds, as ornamental

ground cover and to edge lawns.

They also look great in pots, tubs

and window boxes.

The best thing about gazanias is

they survive with almost no care.

They’re very tolerant of poor,

dry and sandy soil. Making them

ideal for a house at the beach or

areas that you don’t get around to

watering much.

Gazania are super easy to plant.

Simply dig a small hole and space

each seedling 20cm apart.

Although they are drought

resistant you will get bigger and

more flowers if you do water

them. I always try to pinch off

fading flowers with my fingers to

encourage more to bloom.

In late winter or early spring,

give your gazania plants a prune

by cutting the foliage back to five

to 10cm above the ground. You

can do this with pruning shears

(another reason why they are

super easy to look after) and it

will revive the plant and bring on

new growth.

And now for a fun flower

fact. Gazania flowers close up at

night. Why? To reduce their risk

of freezing. And if it’s cloudy the

next day they won’t open fully.

COLOURFUL: If you water your gazanias you’ll get bigger flowers..

PATIOS - OUTDOOR AREAS - CAR PORTS

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Caravans, Motorhomes

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CARAVAN Wanted to

buy. Up to $5000 cash

today 027 488-5284.

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Other services also

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Contact Phil & his team on 03 324 3622

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Burnham

Phone Tim 347 6693


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Classifieds Contact us today Phone our local team 03 379 1100

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ph 0800 003 181 or 027

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2/469 Maddisons Road

VIEW Sunday 9 Sep 1.00 - 1.30pm

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excellent for outdoor living, one bathroom and attached

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ROLLESTON

45 Fairfield Way

Due to a matrimonial split, the family home must be

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6.00 - 7.00pm

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Paul Frewen

Mobile 021 428 246

Office 03 929 0306

paul.frewen@pb.co.nz

CLEVER DESIGN GIVES YOU MORE!

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ROLLESTON

81 Dryden Avenue

This wonderful 235sqm Austral brick home is built for

family living. The kitchen is the heart of the home with

living that opens to the entertainers outside area and a

separate formal lounge for those moments to get away.

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with underfloor heating. Storage aplenty keeps the

home tidy and organised and the separate laundry

means living is easy! Looking for a family home - look no

further.

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3.00pm, (unless sold prior)

Paul Frewen

Mobile 021 428 246

Office 03 929 0306

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11 Ragley Way

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We have buyers looking for

the following:

West Melton/Weedons

Bare land 2-4 ha

or

With an established house

Contact

Frank Dowle 027 528 0480

frank.dowle@raywhite.com

Rolleston

New build

3-4 bedrooms

$450,000 - $550,000

Contact

Felicity Darling-Croton 027 779 9006

felicity.darling-croton@raywhite.com

Rolleston

4-5 bedrooms

Section 1400m2 - 3500m2

Extra garaging or space to build

Up to $800,000

Contact

Mandie Ashwell 027 552 4478

mandie.ashwell@raywhite.com

Leeston

3-4 bedrooms, good living spaces

Section 900m2 minimum

Up to $420,000

Contact

Angela Hunt 021 548 777

angela.hunt@raywhite.com

Prebbleton/Lincoln/

Rolleston

Section in an appealing location

Up to 800m2

Price up to $280,000

Contact

Leisa Webster 027 722 5537

leisa.webster@raywhite.com

Prebbleton

3-4 bedrooms

220 - 250m2 house

Brick cladding

Price up to $700,000

Contact

Tanya Marillier 027 383 3844

tanya.marillier@raywhite.com

West Melton

4 bedrooms

3 car garaging

Price $780,000 - $880,000

Contact

Melanie Elliott 027 635 2643

melanie.elliott@raywhite.com

Rolleston

3+ bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

Clearview or West Rolleston zone

Price around $560,000

Contact

Trina Rea 027 424 6901

trina.rea@raywhite.com

Broadfield

3 bedrooms

1-2 acre lifetyle property

Price up to $650,000

Contact

‘Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 7733

brendan.shefford@raywhite.com

Prebbleton

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

2 car garaging

Section 500 - 600m2

Price around $650,000

Contact

Zelda Potgieter 022 311 6931

zelda.potgieter@raywhite.com

Rolleston

3-4 bedrooms

2 bathrooms

Central location

Price up to $530,000

Contact

Emma Langton-George 027 555 0568

emma.langton-george@raywhite.com

Selwyn

Lifestyle property

10 hectares plus

Price around $1,000,000

Contact

Zelda Potgieter 022 311 6931

zelda.potgieter@raywhite.com

Selwyn

3-4 bedrooms

Land size 3000m2 - 4 hectares

Extra garaging

Price up to $900,000

Contact

Mandie Ashwell 027 552 4478

mandie.ashwell@raywhite.com

Leeston

2-3 bedrooms

Home in good condition

Price up to $350,000

Contact

Angela Hunt 021 548 777

angela.hunt@raywhite.com

Rolleston

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

Central location, double glazing

Townhouse on small section

Price up to $450,000

Contact

Emma Langton-George 027 555 0568

emma.langton-george@raywhite.com

Prebbleton

4-5 bedrooms

3 car garaging

Price $900,000 - $1,100,000

Contact

Melanie Elliott 027 635 2643

melanie.elliott@raywhite.com

Rolleston

3+ bedrooms

Ambrose Estate area

Good garaging

Price up to $560,000

Contact

Leisa Webster 027 722 5537

leisa.webster@raywhite.com

West Melton

4 bedrooms

3 car garaging

Section 2000m2 plus

Price $900,000 - $1,000,000

Contact

Melanie Elliott 027 635 2643

melanie.elliott@raywhite.com

Rolleston

4-5 bedrooms

280m2 house, large bedrooms

Section size up tp 1000m2

Price up to $800,000

Contact

Leisa Webster 027 722 5537

leisa.webster@raywhite.com

Rolleston

3 bedrooms

Section 500m2 - 1000m2

Price $450,000

Contact

‘Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733

brendan.shefford@raywhite.com

Are you considering selling? Do you have a property that matches one of these descriptions?

Contact us now for a no obligation appraisal

Ray White Rolleston - Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd Licensed (REAA 2008) MREINZ

Ph: 03 347 9988

www.rwrolleston.co.nz, www.rwwestmelton.co.nz, www.rwlincoln.co.nz


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Rolleston 2 Riverstone Drive 1801Sqm A 5 B 2 C 4 D 4 I

Luxury, Space And Garaging!

From the moment you step through the front door, the clever use of light and placement of amenities ushers you forth into a

myriad of possibility. Set apart by quality design and premium materials, the expansive views of the garden practically

transport the viewer to the countryside. Art and design enthusiasts will appreciate the tall ceilings and appointed

interior wall space from which to hang their collection. Any would-be chef would be pleased with the induction cook top,

double wall ovens, and oversized central island. All who inspect in person will recognise the high quality of furnishings and the

incorporation of thoughtful technology such as the bose entertainment system, internal vac and electric roof louvres. With

four car garaging and parking for boats and caravans this home needs to be explored to be fully appreciated! With our

Vendors moving to the city this home needs to be sold on or before auction day!

Auction

19th September at 2.00pm (unless sold prior)

View Thursday Saturday and 1.00pm-1.30pm,

Sunday 2-2:45pm

www.harcourts.co.nz/RL2001

Sunday 2.00pm-2.45pm

www.harcourts.co.nz/RL2001

Richard Tait (Taitie)

M 027 777 8080

P Richard 03 347 4711 Tait (Taitie)

M 027 777 8080 P 03 347 4525

richard.tait@harcourts.co.nz

Four Seasons Realty 2017 Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008

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Rolleston 39 Hungerford Drive 770sqm A 5 B 2 C 2 I 2 J 2 K

It's All Here... Hurry Before It's Too Late...

With so much to offer plus a super convenient location.

This sleek & stylish property is the complete package &

will appeal to many. The house itself will tempt you from

the outset, from the striking street appeal to the large

section out the back. Inside, you will discover spacious,

open plan living with separate lounge, designer kitchen

with a large butler's pantry, 5 bedrooms huge stacker

doors to the outdoor area. My motivated home owners

built this home & now have set plans in place. Call Now.

For Sale

$689,000

View by appointment

www.harcourts.co.nz/RL1962

TAKE YOUR

CAREER TO THE

NEXT LEVEL

Nyressa Nyressa Vincent Vincent

M 027 515 7045

P Nyressa 03 347 4711 Vincent

M 027 515 7045

Four Seasons Realty 2017 Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Discover the endless possibilities with a career in Real Estate. With motivation,

you can have the opportunity to double or even triple your current salary.

Rolleston 18 Boulez Mews 1877sqm A 4 B 2 C 3 I 5 K

Free Parking !!

• Large kitchen with walk in pantry.

• Loads of off street parking.

• Impressive outdoor entertainment area.

• Huge rear section.

• Situated in quiet cul-de-sac.

• Expansive living areas.

• Room for boats & caravans

Call Taitie today!

For Sale

By negotiation

View Sunday 1pm - 1:30pm

www.harcourts.co.nz/RL1990

Richard Tait (Taitie)

Richard M 027 777 Tait 8080 (Taitie)

M P 03 027 347 777 4711 8080 P 03 347 4525

Four Seasons Realty 2017 Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008

• Award winning team

• Full training and support

• Superior systems

• Working with top performers

• Unlimited income

James Twiss 027 421 1164

Four Seasons Realty 2017 Ltd | Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Your home for local property


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On-point for the entertainers with hospitality

enhanced via formal and casual lounges/family

room . Upper-level master offers a parental

retreat with ensuite and walk-in wardrobe,

picture windows absorbing peaceful rural

outlooks stretching to the Port Hills. Generous

internal dimensions are complimented by a

800m2 sanctuary-like section with easy drive-on

access, an oversized double garage featuring

extra space for a workshop, abundant off-streetparking

for extra cars, camper or boat.

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Prebbleton 20 Stationmasters Way 800sqm A 4 B 2 C 2 D 2+ I 6 K

For Sale

Deadline Sale All offers presented 25th Sept. 2018,

4pm unless sold prior

View Sat & Sun 3.15 - 4pm

www.harcourts.co.nz/HR4946

Jackie Wither

M Jackie 027 4503 Wither 777

P M 030274 349 9919 503 777 P 03 3499 919

jackie.wither@harcourts.co.nz

Four Seasons Realty 2017 Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Burnham 247 Burnham Road 2733sqm A 5 B 2 C 1 I 6 K

Country Feel With Potential!

Handy location to the Burnham Military Camp for any

NZDF member, 5 bedrooms to fill for any investor and

affordable for any first home buyer!

Special Features include:

• Solar unit (8 x solar panels)

• DVS Heat Reclaim System

• Modern tiled ensuite with spa bath

The Wait Is Over!

Construction now completed!

- Kwila decking linking the master to the living spaces

- Walk in pantry

- BOSCH Oven & Dishwasher

- Quartz engineered stone benchtop

- Ducted heat pump

- Attic ladder to ceiling roof space

- Euro Grande Blanco Bricks (top of the line)

- 10 Year Certified Builders Guarantee included

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For Sale

Deadline Sale - All offers to be presented 2pm on 25th

September 2018 (unless sold prior)

View Saturday 2.30pm-3.00pm

Sunday 12.45pm-1.30pm

Facebook: @HarcourtsRolleston

www.harcourts.co.nz/RL2004

Caine Hopcroft

M 027

027

330

330

1002

1002

P 03

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347

347

4711

1411

Four Seasons Realty 2017 Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Lincoln 65 Craig Thompson Drive 605sqm A 4 B 2 C 2 I 2 K

For Sale

$649,000

View

Call for a private viewing or visit:

Facebook: @HarcourtsRolleston

www.harcourts.co.nz/RL1887

Caine Hopcroft

M Caine 027 330 Hopcroft 1002

P

M

03

027

347

330

4711

1002 P 03 347 1411

Four Seasons Realty 2017 Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008

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Rolleston 805a East Maddisons Road 752sqm A 5 B 2 C 2 I 3 K

Eyes Elsewhere... Need To Sell

Located down a quiet rear section, this visually

appealing 5 double bedroom 6 year old home is sure to

impress with its versatility. Enjoy the easy care section

with wrap around deck. Make master chef worthy

dinners in the light open plan kitchen with handy butlers

pantry. Relax in the formal lounge with gas fireplace.

This is a family home you need to inspect as the owners

are highly motivated with their next plans in place.

For Sale

Deadline Treaty 17 Sep 2018

View Saturday and Sunday 3.00-3.45

www.harcourts.co.nz/RL2002

Katie Harrison

Katie

M 021

Harrison

135 0887

021 135 0887

Caine Hopcroft

M 027 330 1002

P 03 347 1411

Four Seasons Realty 2017 Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Rolleston 3 George Street 750 m2 A 4 B 2 C 1 H 2 I

Ready To Move In!

• 216 m2 Floor area

• Separate Office

• 2 Large Lounges

• Large backyard!

• Walking distance to medical centre, pre-schools and

shops.

For Sale

$562,000

View

Saturday & Sunday 2.00 - 2.45pm

Facebook @HarcourtsRolleston

Facebook: www.harcourts.co.nz/RL2000

@HarcourtsRolleston

Caine www.harcourts.co.nz/RL2000

Hopcroft

M Caine 027 330 Hopcroft 1002

P M 03 027 347 330 4711 1002 P 03 347 1411

Four Seasons Realty 2017 Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Welcome

Corey O’Leary

Hornby Office

Corey is a people

person who is

not afraid of hard

work.

Working to create

clients for life.

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Now Open in Lincoln.

Ross Mitchell 027 222 9495


Four Seasons Realty 2017 Ltd | Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Your home for local property


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Rolleston 1 Ashdown Way 420sqm A 4 B 2 C 2 I

Reduced To Sell !!!

* Master bedroom with ensuite & WIR

*Spacious open plan kitchen/living

* 4/3 bedrooms and a office

* Large family bathroom

* Close to shop and parks

* Easy care section

* Perfect down size house(179m2)

* Ideal rental with low maintenance

My venders are down sizing and have

found their next move and need this sold

For Sale

$499,000

View Sunday 1 to 1.30

www.harcourts.co.nz/RL1969

Fergus Spain

Fergus Spain

M 027 608 4768

027 608 4768 P 03 347 4711

P 03 347 4711

fergus.spain@harcourts.co.nz

Natalie McLean

Natalie McLean

M 027 943 943 6413 6413

P 03 347 4711

natalie.mclean@harcourts.co.nz

Four Seasons Realty 2017 Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008

West Melton 45 Scarlet Oak Drive 4.0942ha A 5 B 3 C 2 D 2 I 1 M

Owner Down Sizing .....Need This Sold!

Are you wanting lots of outdoor space while still

being in close proximity to Christchurch?The

spacious home boasts 5 good bedrooms, 2 that

have ensuites with a total of 3 bathrooms. The

kitchen is modern and the large dining area

makes it great for entertaining or supervising

kids during the chaos of dinner time.You'll be

toasty and warm in winter with the log burner

and it also includes a HRV system to keep the

home dry and warm.The garage includes a

workshop & hobby room. Outside is also a large

barn.

For Sale

Deadline Sale 18 September 2018 by 3pm (USP)

View Thursday & Sunday 2.15pm - 3.00pm

www.harcourts.co.nz/RL4592

Fergus Spain

M

Fergus

027 608

Spain

4768

P M 03 027 347608 4711 4768 P 03 347 4711

fergus.spain@harcourts.co.nz

Four Seasons Realty 2017 Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Style On Six Acres

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Tastefully modernised, this contemporary

Summerhill Stone home has been updated with

style.The kitchen features a double oven, double

fridge space ,beautiful granite bench tops and

even a built in coffee machine! And the stylish

open plan living area allows plenty of room for

dining and relaxing, you also have the benefit of

a second living space or media room. Other

notable features include logburner, heatpump,

alarm.The practical six acres are all sheltered

and include stables and outbuildings.

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Burnham 428 Two Chain Road 2.428ha A 4 B 2 C 2 D 2 F 2 I

Four Seasons Realty 2017 Ltd | Licensed Agent REAA 2008

For Sale

Price on Application

View Sunday 11.45 to 12.30

www.harcourts.co.nz/RL1994

Fergus Spain

M Fergus 027 608 Spain 4768

P M 03027 347608 47114768 P 03 347 4711

fergus.spain@harcourts.co.nz

Four Seasons Realty 2017 Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008

SOLD

“We would both like to express our sincerest

appreciation for all your hard

work and efforts during the process of selling our

house. We felt at all times

that we were kept informed about the progress.

The work that you did in liaising between us and

the buyers made us feel that you were working in

our best interests. To have a contract on our house

before even being listed on the internet was fantastic

and the price we got was amazing. We would

happily recommend you to everyone. We feel you

have demonstrated integrity, hard work and total

commitment in working for us.”

Angela & Colin

Experienced

Lifestyle

Real Estate

Consultant

Top Rolleston Sales Consultant 2017/18

Fergus Spain 027 608 4768

Your home for local property


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MATSON & ALLAN

REAL ESTATE LIMITED

‘The

Selwyn

Experts’

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Residential

Lifestyle

Rural Property

Licensed REAA2008

GREENDALE - 1141A Greendale Rd

YOUR PIECE OF PARADISE!

• Large lifestyle family home on 6200sqm

• Beautifully decorated 233sqm home

• Log fire with 2 heat pumps and additional heat

transfer system

• Converted double garage to super large games room

or work from home area

• Newly built 90sqm high studded implement shed on a

concrete base

• Awesome country living at its best

• Large bedrooms

• Chef’s style kitchen with large gas hob

OPEN HOME

Viewing: Sun 1.00 – 1.30pm

Price: Neg Over $695,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/424

Paul Robinson Mb 021 2772690

paul@marealestate.co.nz

NEw ListiNG

KiRwEE - 3/1253 Courtenay Road

OUTSTANDING LIFESTYLE AWAITS IN

KIRWEE

• 5 year old 3 bedroom 2 bathroom Lockwood Home

• Be captivated by the stunning views of the

Southern Alps

• 1ha landscaped gardens

• Outdoor entertaining areas that will leave your

friends envious

• Easy 25 minute drive to Christchurch Airport

• Bus to Darfield High School

• Don’t delay or this will go

Viewing: Sun 2.30 – 3.00pm

Price: Neg Over $759,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz

OPEN HOME

Sue Robinson Mb 021 409050

Paul Robinson Mb 021 2772690

NEw ListiNG

DARFiELD - 6 Russell street

GAME, SET, MATCH!

• Two double bedrooms each with their own toilet and

shower

• Modern and functional open plan kitchen and living

area

• HRV system and heat pump combo

• Expansive decking for outdoor living/entertaining

• Centrally located private 655m 2 section

• Secure separate double garage

• Landscaping including a secure front fence

• Originally the Darfield Tennis Pavilion

• First home buyers and investors get in quick!

Price: Neg Over $339,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/425

NEw ListiNG

Emily Newcombe Mb 021 645 695

emily@marealestate.co.nz

ROLLEstON - 41 Lignite Drive

PACKED WITH FEATURES & EXTENSIVE

PARKING

• Stunning 2 year old home

• 4 double bedrooms

• Master bedroom with ensuite and WIR

• 2 separate living areas

• Extensive parking options

• Log burner and ducted heat pump

• Up spec kitchen with Tristone bench tops

• Substantial outdoor decked area

• Fenced, secure and established 750m2 section

OPEN HOME

Viewing: Sun 1.30 – 2.00pm

Price: Neg Over $549,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/428

Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576

jackie@marealestate.co.nz

NEw ListiNG

wEst MELtON - 8 Raymond Place

SUMPTUOUS & STUNNING

• Generous 258m 2 of stunning living

• Large 983m 2 established section

• Outstanding living space

• Large kitchen with walk in pantry

• Dedicated separate office area

• Separate laundry

• Sited for maximum sun

• Expansive outdoor entertaining area

• Enviable location

ROLLEstON - 27 Rochester Crescent

FAMILY LIVING AT ITS ABSOLUTE BEST!

• Delightful four double bedroom

• Double glazed, brand new stand-alone fire place and

heat pump

• 867m 2 section

• Two very generous size living areas

• Open plan kitchen and dining area

• Generous master with walk in robe and ensuite

• Plenty of internal storage

• Internal access garage with drive through access to a

concrete pad

• Raised garden beds, green house and shed located at

the rear

DARFiELD - Creyke Road

TORLESSE ESTATE - STAGE ONE RELEASED

- TITLES ISSUED!

• Choice of 11 x 1Ha blocks

• 3 sold, 1 under offer

• Boundary fencing completed

• Magnificent views

• Power, telephone, fibre, town water & title

• Sealed road frontage

• Restrictive Covenants

• Inclusive of Water Treatment System

• 5 mins from Darfield Township

OPEN HOME

Viewing: Sun 12.30pm – 1.00pm

Price: Neg Over $729,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/427

Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576

jackie@marealestate.co.nz

OPEN HOME

Viewing: Sun 3.00 - 3.30pm

Price: Neg Over $549,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/423

Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576

jackie@marealestate.co.nz

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

NEw ListiNG

NEw ListiNG

AGENt ON sitE

ROLLEstON - 26 Moore street

FIRST HOME BUYER'S DELIGHT

• Delightful 4 bedroom home in the heart of Rolleston

• Beautifully renovated - just move in and enjoy this

home

• 2 living areas

• Log burner with wetback and a heatpump

• Large secluded deck and private back yard area

• Ideally located - handy to the malls and school

• Priced in a range now almost impossible to find in

Rolleston

• Don’t be the one to miss out on this rare opportunity

ROLLEstON - 4 Bronte way

LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION

• 180m 2 home on fully fenced 818m2 section

• 3 bedrooms, WIR, ensuite, bathroom, separate toilet,

office

• Open plan kitchen/dining/living, double internal garage

with laundry

• Quality appliances & fittings, new carpet, paint &

feature wallpapers

• Large log burner, HRV, & heat transfer

• Lady/man cave & 18m3 wood storage

• 450m to Rolleston township

• Zoned for Rolleston Primary School & Rolleston

College

ROLLEstON - 274 Lincoln/Rolleston Rd

EQUESTRIAN LIFESTYLE DELIGHT

• 4 hectare property

• 4 bedroom plus office home

• Large living areas

• Excellent indoor/outdoor flow

• Easy access to extensively planted & sheltered outdoor areas

• Stunning new kitchen

• Impressive 60x30m all weather arena

• Well subdivided paddocks

• Boundary riding track for safe riding

• Good range of outbuildings

• 2-3min drive to Rolleston

OPEN HOME

Open Home: Sun 1.00 – 1.30pm

Price: Neg Over $450,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/422

Andrew Taylor 027 435 5930

andrew@marealestate.co.nz

Viewing: Sun 1.00 – 1.30pm

Price: Neg Over $509,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/430

Chris Flanagan 027 433 4657

chris@marealestate.co.nz

NEw ListiNG

OPEN HOME

NEw ListiNG

OPEN HOME

Viewing: Sun 3.00 - 3.30pm

Price: Neg over $995,000 +Gst if any on the land value

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/414

Chris Flanagan 027 433 4657

Andrew Taylor 027 435 5930

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

Jo Barrett

021 859 006

Stephan Knowler

027 229 9522

Cameron McRae

027 769 6696

Paul Robinson

021 277 2690

Emily Newcombe

021 645 695


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Broadfield 4 Devine Drive

Town and country

Offering space and style, the manicured grounds and picturesque garden setting form a backdrop to this superb

5,504m 2 property. Living areas within the home open to a central patio and three verandas provide fantastic

outdoor entertaining options. Two of the bedrooms also have outdoor access. Comfort throughout the seasons is

guaranteed thanks to an extensive selection of heating solutions. Lovingly designed and established, the garden

features a courtyard, vegetable beds, chicken house, berry patches, specimen and fruit trees. Completing the

appeal of this property is the seven car garaging and location being less than 20 minutes’ drive from the central city.

bayleys.co.nz/558138

4 2 2 7

Price by Negotiation

View Sat 2.30-3pm

Chris Jones 027 220 5043

chris.jones@bayleys.co.nz

Sam Sidey 027 346 3500

sam.sidey@bayleys.co.nz

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008

FINAL NOTICE

Boundary lines are indicative only

Boundary lines are indicative only

Boundary lines are indicative only

Burnham 2297 Main South Road and 270 Burnham Road

Prime location - huge potential

18.7885 hectares in three titles. Situated close to Christchurch and only minutes to Rolleston, is this seriously

impressive investment or land bank opportunity. Three dwellings, an array of outbuildings and three road frontages

provide the new owner with numerous land use options. The property is for sale as one or the owner may consider

offers on the titles separately. This huge land holding currently provides significant income for the new owner and

will appeal strongly to developers, investors or perhaps a buyer with a commercial opportunity in mind.

bayleys.co.nz/558019

For Sale offers invited by (unless sold prior)

1pm, Tue 11 Sep 2018

3 Deans Ave, Chch

View by appointment

Chris Jones 027 220 5043

Sam Sidey 027 346 3500

sam.sidey@bayleys.co.nz

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008

bayleys.co.nz


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Your Dream Home Awaits

• Sun-drenched living - vaulted ceilings in the living

rooms, fantastic skylight in the kitchen area and lots of

floor to ceiling windows throughout.

• Stunning kitchen - waterfall stone bench, soft close

drawers, ceramic hob, under bench oven, plumbed

fridge/freezer space with large scullery.

• Expansive living spaces - living/dining/lounge with

ranch sliders connecting to sheltered entertaining

areas with the choice of two kwila decks for all day

entertaining.

• Superb choice of heating - log fire in the living room,

heat pump near dining area, plus ducted heat pump

in hallway for balance of the house.

• All the bedrooms are of a good size with built in robes,

the master bedroom is very generous with large walk in

robe, ensuite bathroom with double shower.

• Luxurious bathrooms – tiled with well-appointed

with quality fixtures and fittings, tiled separate toilet,

glass showers and under tile heating.

• Separate laundry – with its own access, generous

counter top with floor to ceiling storage cupboard,

and triple sliding doors for access.

• Amazing storage throughout this house - attic ladder

in hallway, a second attic ladder in the garage and

large linen or storage cupboard in the hallway.

• 4 car garaging with extra space for workbench,

a car enthusiast’s dream as well as second drive

through garage door to more off street parking.

48 Riverstone Drive, Rolleston

PRICED: $949,000

OPEN HOME: Sunday 2.15pm to 3.00pm

KAYE CADDICK

LICENSED SALES CONSULTANT REAA 2008

Ph 352 6166 OR 027 622 555

kaye.caddick@harcourtsgold.co.nz

NEW LISTING

Boundary lines are indicative only

Leeston 165 Pooles Road and 212 Feredays Road

Welcome to the country

20.3345 hectares (13.6854 hectares and 6.6491 hectares) bare land within a short drive of Lincoln or Rolleston and

nestled close to Leeston township. With a generous irrigation consent and an array of sheds, this property is

currently being utilised as a grazing/fattening unit. Continue farming the land or build yourself a new home - the

opportunities are endless. Are you looking to live on your dream lifestyle block? With a number of potential building

sites, downsizing into a new build will really appeal. Split into two titles, this property provides options if you would

prefer something larger than 4 hectares. Offers will be considered on the entire property or each title separately. If

you are searching for a lifestyle or bare land block then look no further, this land could be the one for you.

bayleys.co.nz/558213

Deadline Sale (unless sold prior) 1pm, Tue 2 Oct 2018

3 Deans Ave, Chch

View by appointment

Chris Jones 027 220 5043

chris.jones@bayleys.co.nz

Sam Sidey 027 346 3500

sam.sidey@bayleys.co.nz

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008


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NEW LISTING

Building blocks

to a new home

As Cantabrians continue to move forward, when building

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

the fine details...

West Melton 8 Coutts Lane

Immaculately presented four bedroom home with

living areas drenched in sunshine. The master

bedroom has a walk-in robe and ensuite. Central

kitchen at the heart of the home, island bench and

large walk-in pantry. Open plan dining and living,

formal lounge plus generous family room opens to an

extensive patio. Heated by a wood-burner as well as a

heat transfer system. Triple garage plus more parking

and storage areas behind the home. Manicured

grounds with lots of lawn for playing.

Within walking distance of West Melton School, this

home has plenty to offer so act today!

bayleys.co.nz/558137

4 2 2 3

Deadline Sale (unless sold prior)

1pm, Thu 27 Sep 2018

Phone for viewing times

Nick Wilson 021 917 047

nick.wilson@bayleys.co.nz

Dean Pugh 027 335 6303

dean.pugh@bayleys.co.nz

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED REAA 2008

Anyone intending to build a new home

should have the builder’s contract

checked out by an experienced lawyer.

A payment schedule can also

minimise financial risks. Issues that

you may have to deal with include:

the deposit, guarantees and warranties

If you want to compare building

companies, it’s important to get down

to finer details such as how many

power points there are per room, the

type of windows you are having or

which paint finishes are included.

Questions to ask

builders include:

• Do you have a completion guarantee

and how does it work?

• Is there a loss of deposit

guarantee?

• Is the company a

Registered Master Builder

and does it use thirdparty

written guarantees?

• What is the schedule for

payments?

• How are the deposit and

progress payments

administered?

• Are they held in a solicitor’s trust

fund?

• Will the master franchisor complete

the build if the franchisee goes out

of business

• What are the exact specs?

• Are the prices fixed?

• What is excluded from the build?

• Are there any restrictions on

driveways or any other connections?

• Can you speak with clients who

have just completed a build?

Do your homework before you decide

on a building company and you will

have a less stressful time once the

building process starts.

Stage 10

selling now

Call in to our site office or one

of our great showhomes to find

out what’s on offer.

With our Stage 10 sections now available it is a great time to

visit Flemington. Pick out your perfect section within a well regarded

community or check out one of our great showhomes and find a

house and land package to suit your needs.

First National Real Estate

Sue Mullins

027 244 1325

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

Barry O’Neill

021 364 422

www.flemington.co.nz


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Your guide to all things Real Estate

in the Selwyn District

Thinking about entering

the rental market?

Buying a home to rent out to tenants is a big step and a significant investment on your part. As a

landlord you will want your tenants to love and care for your property as much as you do.

Renting out your property does not

need to be stressful – if you plan carefully,

renting can be a great opportunity for both

you and your tenant.

Check out these great tips to create a

healthy landlord-tenant relationship

1. Treat your rental property and

tenants in a professional business-like

manner. Think of your tenants as your

clients, and be prepared to give them

excellent customer service. Remember

they are paying for a service – they need a

home to live in and you are providing it for

them.

2. Prepare the property for occupancy.

Undertake all repairs and maintenance

before the tenant moves in. Make sure

the house is in a clean and tidy condition;

lawns are mowed, rubbish removed, and

that everything is in full working order.

3. Decide on your expectations. Before

you advertise on the rental market, decide

on things such as who will maintain the

gardens, mow the lawns, and whether you

allow pets, subletting, etc.

4. Set your fee. Research rental fees for

properties similar to yours in your area.

Base your fees on the current rental market

value along with your own financial

expectations.

5. Inspect the property together. Walk

around the property with your new tenant

before they move in and make a note of

any existing damages or issues. Give your

tenant a copy of the inspection document.

6. Make sure the tenant can move in on

the first day the rental contract begins.

Once the tenant has signed the contract

and paid their bond and advanced rent,

make sure the property is available for

them to move into from the first day as per

the contract.

7. Make it easy to communicate.

Avoid miscommunication. Make sure

your tenants know they can contact you

quickly with more than one option such

as a phone number and an email address.

Reply promptly to your tenants calls or

emails to avoid any mounting frustrations

or misconceptions that you don’t care.

Always make or keep a written copy of

any issues or repair requests and send the

tenant a copy too. This will show that you

have listened and are prepared to act.

8. Welcome your new tenant to

their new home. If you are not able to

personally welcome your tenants on the

move-in day, you could leave them a card

and flowers. Show tenants that you not

only value and trust them with the care of

your property but that you are also looking

forward to having them as your tenants.

For more information about your

obligations as a landlord, check out the

Ready to Rent guide at www.tenancy.

govt.nz.

Renting can be a great

opportunity for both

you and your tenant.

WHY PAY RENT?

AfforDABLE HomE

& LAND PACKAGES

from $395 per week

20% dEPosiT - 4.15% ovER 3o YEARs

Terms, conditions & lending criteria apply.

Daniel M. 027 433 0074

e. daniel@todayhomes.co.nz

anGela M. 0274 888 930

e. angela@todayhomes.co.nz

SECTIONS FROM

$130,000

Stan Jer

Licensed Sales Consultant

Grenadier Real Estate Ltd MREINZ

Licensed Agent REAA 2008

e. stan.jer@harcourts.co.nz

P. 03 379 6596 M. 027 433 3556

Fou


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Show

home

Guide

House and Land Packages from

only $489,000 – All Inclusive!

Available now in Faringdon, Rolleston

www.homesbyparklane.co.nz

Standout Homes for an Outstanding Price

New Showhome

6 Craig Thompson Drive, Flemington, Lincoln

Wednesday to Sunday, 12pm - 4pm

(03) 341 3000 or 029 201 2453

Registered Master Builders House of the Year 2017 –

Gold Award Winning Builder

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

To promote your

showhome in our

Show home

Guide

Contact Elaine Moon

Ph. (03) 364 7436

Mob. 021 914 335

elaine.moon@starmedia.kiwi

Two New Display Homes Now Open...

Jennian Homes Canterbury North have two new Display Homes that are now open.

With their outstanding features and functional design, they are sure to impress.

7 Lemonwood Drive, Faringdon, Rolleston

Open: Wednesday - Sunday, 12pm - 4pm

Jennian Homes Canterbury North

212 Main South Road, Sockburn

P 03 741 1436 E canterburynorth@jennian.co.nz

jennian.co.nz

9 Westpark Boulevard, Rangiora

Open: Wednesday - Sunday, 12pm - 4pm

At Jennian Homes Canterbury North we pride ourselves on delivering the home you’ve

always wanted. So, what are you waiting for? Come on over and see for yourself what life

could be like in a Jennian Home.

LOOKING FOR DESIGN INSPIRATION?

Visit one of our three stunning showhomes to gather ideas for your dream home

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

97 Ledbury Drive, Faringdon 37 Prestons Park Drive, Marshland

39 Prestons Park Drive, Marshland

SHOWHOMES:

All three showhomes

Open Wed-Sun 12pm-4pm

SHOWROOM / OFFICE:

31 Watts Road, Sockburn

Open Mon-Fri 8am-5pm

0800 844 488

signature.co.nz

Promote your Showhome throughout

Christchurch to over 93,000 homes

Contact Elaine Moon - Phone 03 364 7436 elaine.moon@starmedia.kiwi


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Ray White Lincoln

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485 Brookside and Irwell Rd, Leeston

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47 Ledbury Drive, Rolleston

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27 Rochester Crescent, Rolleston

Matson & Allan Rolleston

81 Dryden Ave, Rolleston

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274 Lincoln Rolleston Road, Rolleston

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4B Peters Lane, Spreydon

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22 Rossington Drive, West Melton

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79 Newman Road, Rolleston

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805A East Maddisons Road, Rolleston

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45 Farnborough Street, Aranui

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8 Henley Close, Rolleston

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20 Stationmasters Way, Prebbleton

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14 Slattery Lane, Leeston

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IN THE SELWYN DISTRICT

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Open Homes, please

contact the Real Estate

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RAY WHITE

ROLLESTON 03 347 9988

www.rwrolleston.co.nz

WEST MELTON 03 347 9933

www.rwwestmelton.co.nz

LINCOLN 03 325 7299

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FARMLANDS www.farmlands.co.nz

FARMLANDS LINCOLN 03 325 2889

FARMLANDS LEESTON 03 324 3189

FARMLANDS DARFIELD 03 317 9070

HARCOURTS

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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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For Sale

Springston | 225 Leeston Road

Springston Gem. This five bedroom, two bathroom family home is

located in sought after Springston. Nestled comfortably in a private

sheltered garden setting, there is room for a pony. The home was

extended and modernised in the 1990’s and is approximately 230m 2

with three double and two single bedrooms, updated kitchen, walkin

pantry and Bosch dishwasher. Upstairs two bedrooms plus semi

en suite. A real feature are the ranch slider doors facing the north

with balconies. | Property ID LN1543

Deadline Sale

Contact

Ron Ferguson 027 498 6256

Lincoln | 12A Lyttelton Street

5,699m 2 Closing 2pm, Thursday 690m 2

27 September 2018

Opportunity Plus. Situated in the heart of Lincoln this two

bedroom, 70m

Inspection

2 home on a 690m 2 freehold section exudes potential.

Currently in original condition, but with some extra love this home

By appointment

could be completely transformed. Genuine entry level into this

sought-after location. | Property ID LN1544

Deadline Sale

Closing 2pm, Thursday

20 September 2018

Inspection

By appointment

Contact

Tracy Stevenson 027 543 9029

Leeston

35 Chapman Street

609m 2

Price

$489,000

Contact

Tracy Stevenson 027 543 9029

List Your Property Now

And capture the Buyers still sitting

on the fence

Sit Back, Relax and Enjoy the View. Very Neat Package! Come and see this beautiful three bedroom

family home. Master with en suite. Full main bathroom with spa bath. Large living areas. Extra-large

attached double garage. Beautiful alfresco areas in a private and friendly street. Close to the local

schools, park and shops. | Property ID LE1632

West Melton

112 Alpineview Road

4.6 Hectares

Price

Negotiable over $822,000

Contact us today

to explore your

options and gain

expert advice

Contact

Rob McGregor 021 334 469

Country Life Just Minutes From Town. Built in 2005 this four bedroom permanent material home is set

on 4ha on a very private sealed road just a short drive from Rolleston’s shops and schools in the much

sort after West Melton area. Fenced into four paddocks with post and wire fences you have your own

small set of cattle yards and a 3-bay shed with 1-bay lock-up | Property ID DA1766

John Davison

027 436 4464

Ron Ferguson

027 498 6256

Tracy Stevenson

027 543 9029

Malcolm McNaughton

027 297 4297

Noel Lowery

027 432 8859

Rob McGregor

021 334 469

Barry Keys

027 434 7689

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