Selwyn Times: September 12, 2018

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Sooty calls it quits

Publican has sold the

Islington Tavern

Country looks forward

Sights now set on Canterbury

Maori in season finale

AQUA JOGGING, running and

gardening.

That’s what retirement will

look like for Rolleston’s Nancy

Dimmock after working as

practice manager at the Darfield

Medical Centre for 45 years.

Page 22 Page 25

HARD WORK: Practice manager Nancy Dimmock has retired after 45 years at the Darfield Medical Centre.

Nancy takes a break after 45 years

• By Emily O’Connell

Starting the job in 1973, Mrs

Dimmock said she was initially

drawn to the role as it was in the

“country.”

“I thought that would suit

me, I’ll do that for a few years

and see what happens,” she

said.

But after 45 years, Mrs Dimmock

said a lot has changed,

including the pay, which used to

be $36 for 40 hours.

In her first two years on the

job, Mrs Dimmock completed

a certificate in laboratory technology,

plus book-keeping and

accounting courses.

After that, she kept busy with

the additional roles of processing

wages and running the practice’s

accounts.

Mrs Dimmock also had the

challenge of juggling patients in

the waiting room to make sure it

was neither empty or full.

•Turn to page 7

Residents

to submit

quarry

petition

this week

• By Anan Zaki

PEOPLE OPPOSING a

proposed Fulton Hogan quarry

will this week submit a petition

demanding to stop it.

The petition has 4050

signatures and was launched

online six months ago.

The proposed quarry is at a

170ha piece of land in Weedons

and Templeton, bordered by

Curraghs, Dawsons, Jones and

Maddisons Rds.

Templeton Residents’

Association chairman Garry

Kilday said the petition will

be presented to Environment

Canterbury, Ministry for the

Environment and Selwyn

District Council.

The petition was launched by

the residents’ association.

He could not confirm which

date this week the petition will

be presented.

Mr Kilday said the support

from the community has been

“massive.”

“It’s been good for public

unity because people have stood

up in a solid form.”

The petition had signatures

from Australia and the United

States.

•Turn to page 4


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THE FIGHT to stop the planned quarry

near Weedons goes up a level this week.

Opponents have gathered just over 4000

signatures on a petition and will send it

to Environment Canterbury, Ministry for

the Environment and the Selwyn District

Council.

The key people fighting the quarry are to be applauded.

This will be no easy scrap.

Fulton Hogan, which is looking to build the quarry, are a big

outfit with lots of money and the expertise to dig in for a war of

attrition.

It will be draining on those fighting Fulton Hogan and they

will need determination and stamina to stay in the battle.

Templeton Residents’ Association chairman Garry Kilday will

need to be one physically and mentally fit individual.

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Changes likely in

recreational reserve charges

• By Georgia O’Connor-Harding

A DISTRICT-WIDE charge

could be brought in for all

sports clubs using recreational

reserves.

The district council is considering

bringing in a consistent

charge to help

address ongoing

issues for

sports clubs

struggling to

pay their leases.

District

John Morten

council open

spaces and

property

manager Mark Rykers said it

wants to charge the same for all

recreation reserve users because

the current situation is very

“complicated” and “confusing.”

“In some cases no fees are

charged and in others a fee

is levied for the same level of

service.

“The movement to districtwide

rate provides an opportunity

to review this situation

and see how a more consistent

approach could be achieved that

is fair,” he said.

It comes as the Darfield Tennis

Club is facing challenges

over covering high costs to use

the Darfield Domain, a Malvern

Community Board report said.

At issue, is the cost of the

lease rental, rates and outgoings

that the tennis club is required

to meet impacting what club

members pay in subscriptions.

“The cost for the tennis club

to use the Darfield Domain

is $500 plus GST per annum

while the for the 2018/19 year

is $870.20 and see how a more

consistent approach could be

achieved that is fair,” he said.

The consistent rate for sports

users will be reviewed by a

district council working party,

which will begin later this year.

What the rate will be is yet to

be determined, Mr Rykers said.

He said because this is a

complex matter, no specific time

line has been implemented for

the review.

It is being looked at after a

Selwyn ­wide rate for community

centres, halls and reserves

was approved in the Long Term

Plan 20182028.

The district council is responsible

for 25 recreation reserves

which have uses where charges

may apply.

District councillor John

Morten said the tennis club is

highlighting how difficult it is

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TOUGH GOING::

Small clubs like

the Darfield

Tennis Club

struggling to pay

their leases, may

get a helping

hand through

a district-wide

charge for

sport users

at recreation

reserves. ​

for small clubs with a limited

membership to cover the operational

costs.

“They are finding it very challenging

for a small club, there

are numerous clubs that could

argue the same,” he said.

Cr Morten said whatever is

decided, it needs to be consistent

for all sport users of recreation

reserves.

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In Brief

CAR V POLE

An aluminium power pole fell onto

Main South Rd, in Rolleston, last

week after a car crashed into it.

The incident was attended by the

Rolleston Volunteer Fire Brigade,

police and ambulance. Senior firefighter

Martin Tier said there were

no injuries and the car wasn’t badly

damaged.

BRIGADE ATTENDS FORD FIRE

The Leeston Volunteer Fire

Brigade was called out to extinguish

a bonfire at Chamberlains

Ford on Saturday. Leeston chief

fire officer Lloyd Clausen said the

district council has a fire ban in

place and only gas cookers are allowed

at the site. The brigade was

called to the river at about 7.30pm.

Mr Clausen said the fire was selfcontained.

CELEBRATION FUNDING

The Springs and Ellesmere Discretionary

Funds Committee will

consider granting $500 from the

Springs Ward Discretionary Fund

to Springston School to assist with

the school’s 150th celebration costs

at its meeting today. The school’s

150th jubilee, which will be held

from October 19 to 21, is estimated

to cost $11,700.

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SELWYN TIMES

News

Garry Kilday

Quarry petition

to be submitted

this week

•From page 1

“It’s amazing actually, the

amount of people who have

signed this petition, quite

incredible when you read it,” Mr

Kilday said.

Meanwhile, the campaign had

secured $25,000 in donations in

anticipation for the fight against

the proposed site.

Mr Kilday said he is grateful for

the donations, but believed the

residents will never have enough

money to match Fulton Hogan’s

“deep pockets.”

“At the end of the day, the

money that we’ve got isn’t going to

be enough to cover our expenses

but we will have to make do.”

He believed they would

need at least $500,000 should

the residents have to go to the

Environment Court.

Young performers to star in Les Mis

• By Georgia O’Connor-Harding

TWO ASPIRING Selwyn

performers will make their

debut with one of Christchurch’s

largest theatre companies this

week.

Prebbleton’s Duncan Price

and Lincoln’s Isla Palmer will

play key roles

in Showbiz

Christchurch’s

production of

Les Misérables.

Duncan, 9,

will the share

the role of street

Duncan Price

Isla Palmer

child Gavroche

with Ao Tawhiti

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Ethan Carranceja.

Isla, 8, will

play the role of

Little Cosette

and Young

Eponine which

will be shared

by two other

performers on alternative

nights.

The show will open at the Isaac

Theatre Royal on Friday.

The musical is based on

the French historical novel of

the same name by Victor Hugo

which is considered to be one of

OPPORTUNITIES: Isla Palmer as Young Eponine and Duncan Price as Gavroche at rehearsals.

the greatest novels of the 19thcentury.

Duncan has a love for theatre

aspiring to play the role of Rum

Tum Tugger in Andrew Lloyd

Webber’s Cats.

Last year he was chosen by

Jackie Clarke to perform a comical

duet singing Craig Smith’s

Wonky Donkey as part of a Kids

4 Kids charity concert at Horncastle

Arena.

Duncan said he is most excited

about playing Gavroche in such

a grand theatre and having his

Mum, Dad and sister cheer him

on opening night.

Isla also has a passion for the

performing arts.

She takes part in numerous

weekly ballet and jazz lessons

at Anna Lee School of Dance

which has led to her competing

in regional dance competitions.

Isla said she is loving going to

the rehearsals and she cannot

believe how good her fellow cast

members are at singing.

“After the first time I sung

in front of all the cast, they

said: ‘Well done,’ and I felt very

proud. I am looking forward to

performing at the Isaac Theatre

Royal which is such a beautiful

theatre,” she said.

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Huge interest in Prebbleton land

• By Georgia O’Connor-Harding

MORE THAN 400 residents

have taken part in a community

survey asking what residents

would like to see developed

on a vacant block of land in

Prebbleton.

The survey

was proposed

by a potential

developer wanting

to know

what people

would like to

see constructed

on 2.3ha of land

Malcolm Lyall on Central Ave.

The vacant land is next to

where the proposed Fresh

Choice is to be built.

The survey was posted on the

Prebbleton Community Group

Facebook page and closed last

week.

Four-hundred-and-twentyfive

people responded and 221

people left their email address to

receive further updates.

Eighty-six per cent of

respondents would like to see

the area used for commercial

use, 6.5 per cent for a park.

The rest of the suggestions

mostly fell under supporting

commercial use.

The highest number of requests

were for a health centre

POSITIVE: A online survey has received a large response

from the Prebbleton community for what could be developed

at a vacant piece of land on Central Ave.

and chemist with restaurant,

cafe and butcher following

closely behind.

Comments included “no high

density, ugly shops,” “a mixture

of commercial use buildings

and green space for multi-use’’

and “keep it local, boutique and

community-oriented.”

The survey had clear objections

to a liquor store (71.2 per cent)

and petrol station (66.3 per cent.)

This was followed by objections

to a pet store, bar and

convenience store.

Acting Mayor Malcolm

Lyall said it is good to see

someone being proactive with

the community.

HanSam Consulting director

Sam Ragnarsson, who created

the survey, said he was happy

with feedback from residents and

the response was “promising.”

He said the biggest thing to

come out of the survey was all

the developers need to work together

to ensure the commercial

developments are not disjoined.

Mr Ragnarsson, who also

runs the Prebbleton Community

Group Facebook page, said

he is hoping all stakeholders can

be put into a planning meeting

so an area can be developed

with a “single look and feel.”

He said the developer is a

friend of his, and it was decided

not to reveal his name as there

was potential the responses

could centre around that.

A final report is planned to

be shared with the Prebbleton

community in the next couple

of weeks.

It comes after Woolworths

New Zealand Ltd and Prebbleton

Properties Ltd lodged a

resource consent with the

district council to operate a

Fresh Choice and retail and

commercial units.

A medical centre, pharmacy

and cafe are planned and there

will be room for 96 customer

car parks.

In February, resource consent

was granted for a major redevelopment

of the Prebbleton Tavern

site on the corner of Tosswill

and Springs Rds.

Plans include retail, health,

a cinema, a 30-unit motel,

two residential units, along

with tavern renovations

and associated parking and

landscaping.

•HAVE YOUR SAY: What

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you like to see on Central

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Fire rages, homes at risk

COUNCIL COMPETITION

The district council is asking

residents to take part in its weekly

Selwyn District Plan competition.

Each week participants are asked

if a topic related to the district

plan are true or false. Residents

will go in the draw to win a $50

gift card. This week’s question

is on business in the rural zone.

The question is whether any

business can set up in the rural

zone without a resource consent

(as long as it meets certain

standards). To take part go to

the Selwyn District Council

Facebook page. To have your say

on how businesses are managed

in the rural zone go to www.

selwyn.govt.nz/dprruralbusiness

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commercial building owners to

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warrant of fitness is due. Council

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Mitchell said the amnesty is an

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or altered systems – such as

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Medical centre stalwart retires

•From page 1

In the 70s and 80s, when

doctor delivered all babies, the

doctor would suddenly leave and

be away for anything from 10min

to more than an hour. The same

applied when a doctor went to an

emergency.

Sometimes they were gone for

hours, especially when there was

an accident beyond Porters Pass.

Mrs Dimmock recalls

handwriting invoices for unpaid

fees from family account cards

which were filled in daily.

The biggest change to the role

came with the medical centre’s

first purchase of a computer.

It changed the whole concept

of processing data and was a

major learning curve for Mrs

Dimmock.

“When we got our first

computer, I had never actually

seen one, let alone turned one

on,” she said.

The first time a printer spat out

a batch of accounts “in no time at

all.” Mrs Dimmock said she was

so excited she danced around the

office “like a lunatic.”

The arrival of Capitation

funding in 2004 was another

new concept to grasp. It meant

developing a new way of

accounting within the medical

programme and a new fee

structure.

RETIRING: Nancy at her goodbye function on August 25.

In more recent times there have

been other challenges including

building the new medical centre

in 2013 which was a long process

that affected all staff.

“What should have been an

exciting time turned into a

nightmare which saw the team

finally move in to the new

building right on Christmas,

eight months behind schedule.”

Setting up the West Melton

rooms in 2016 was another

time-consuming project, but one

which ran smoothly.

Mrs Dimmock said there have

been many unforgettable days

in her role, like losing favourite

patients and dealing with the

shock following tragedies.

But she said the reception team

has been stable over the years.

In the 50 years from 1964 to

2014 eight receptionists have

been employed at Darfield, with

only two leaving.

Mrs Dimmock’s said her

successor Pam Witteveen will be

a real asset to the practice going

forward.

She said it makes her

retirement easier knowing such a

friendly and capable person will

be warming her chair from now

on.

“It has been a privilege and

a pleasure to have served the

residents of the Malvern area

over so many years and to have

worked with so many wonderful

people from all over the world,”

Mrs Dimmock said. Along with

plans to increase her fitness, Mrs

Dimmock is going to spend her

time socialising and holidaying.

•Darfield Medical Centre

extends its heart felt

thanks to Mrs Dimmock

for her service to the

centre and community and

congratulates her on her

retirement.

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Fire rages, homes at risk

NZ Young

Farmers’

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• By Sally Rae

LYNDA Coppersmith is

dusting off her gumboots as she

makes a return to the primary

sector.

Ms Coppersmith, 48, was recently

appointed the first female

chief executive at New Zealand

Young Farmers.

She will start work in the

NZYF Prebbleton office on

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Better night’s sleep for Kirwee teen

NIGHT TIME used to be

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Reid and his mother Andrea.

The 14-year-old, who has

spastic quadriplegia cerebral

palsy, would get uncomfortable

in bed and not be able to move

into a better position.

Ben’s arms and legs are

severely affected by his

condition, his muscles are tight

and he is unable to walk or use

his hands. Mrs Reid would have

to get up to help him at least

three times a night.

It was particularly exhausting

for Mrs Reid during her husband

Hamish’s four-year illness.

Mr Reid died last September

from Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

“I was looking after Ben by

myself, plus our two other

children and running a business

(the family farm). I believe I was

dangerously tired,” she said.

Ben, who attends Waitaha

School in Rolleston, likes

watching Country Calendar and

motor racing on television, and

enjoys music, swimming and

horse riding.

He’s a big fan of books and it’s

a family joke that he is the farm

manager because he loves to be

outside with the animals and

machinery on their 300ha farm,

Gumshade, she said.

AT HOME: 14-year-old Ben Reid is sleeping better after help

from the Canterbury District Health Board.

PHOTO: RINA SJARDIN-THOMPSON PHOTOGRAPHY ​

“He knows heaps of stuff about

centre pivot irrigators,” Mrs Reid

said.

Four months ago, Mrs Reid

spoke about Ben’s discomfort

with the team at the Canterbury

District Health Board child

development service.

The service works with

children who have disabilities,

providing support to them and

their families.

Service manager Kay Boone

said when movement is

diminished, even sleeping a

full night can create the risk of

pressure sores developing.

“If this occurs, infection can

follow, creating significant

discomfort and pain.”

The service trialled a range of

approaches with the Reid family,

including positioning systems

and various mattresses.

They found success with an

alternating air mattress which

automatically inflates and

deflates, changing the pressures

on the body to avoid discomfort

and the development of pressure

areas.

Mrs Reid said in the first two

weeks trialling the mattress she

only woke three times in total

Ben now sleeps comfortably

most nights. The change has

meant a significant improvement

in her own and Ben’s quality of

life. It also eliminates the risk

of pressure sores developing on

Ben’s body that might lead to the

need for hospital care.

“People say to me that I

physically look better. I think

Ben looks well in himself, too.

When he is really tired he will

nod off or need a nap after school

but he hasn’t since he got the new

mattress,” Mrs Reid said.

She said the team has been

“fantastic” at looking after Ben’s

needs and she’s lucky to have

people who support her.

Local

News

Now

Fire rages, homes at risk

New bin

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not likely

• By Georgia O’Connor-Harding

A RUBBISH bin system similar

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The call had been made

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In Arthur’s Pass, residents

take their waste to front load

waste bins and recycling

is taken to large central

containers.

Mayor Sam Broughton said in

a Malvern Community Board

report the additional bin would

not be sufficient and a permanent

solution similar to Arthur’s

Pass should be looked at. But

the district council said doing

anything similar to Arthur’s

Pass would be a big project and

involve car park alterations.

Property and commercial

manager Douglas Marshall

said Arthur’s Pass is different to

Springfield as it does not have

kerbside collection. He said the

district council is monitoring

rubbish being dumped at the

Tawera Memorial Hall and

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News

Tai Tapu couple take their corners

• By Jacob Page

WEDDING RINGS and boxing gloves

go hand-in-hand for a husband and

wife team who will compete at the New

Zealand amateur championships next

month.

Sam and Tegan Clark of Tai Tapu

have been named as part of the

Canterbury team which will be eyeing

up national titles on home soil for the

first time since 2010 at the Hornby

Workingmen’s Club.

Sam said while they met outside

boxing eight years ago, he was aware

Tegan was a handy boxer.

“I remember I hadn’t paid much

attention that she was a boxer but I

remember watching her in the gym one

night and thinking she was better than

most of the boys,” he said.

“We had a round of training

together (on Monday night) but it’s not

something we do often because it’s a

weird match-up.”

The couple got married earlier this

year and have two children together,

Alexia, 4 and Andre, 3.

“The kids come with us to our

trainings on a weekly basis and have

their own pair of gloves,” Tegan said.

Tegan, 25, returned to the ring 12

months ago after having six years

away to start their family. She won five

national titles at the junior level and

was eager to add an elite title to it next

month.

Tegan will compete weekend in

an attempt to qualify for the world

championships in India in November.

Her ultimate goal is to make the

Olympic squad at Tokyo 2020.

“It was tough watching Sam on the

sidelines and watching the other girls

fight and know I could do a better job,”

she said.

She said having Sam there is a great

motivator. “We don’t spar together but

we keep each other on the straight and

narrow in terms of diet.

Tegan starting boxing at 10-years-old

when her dad, Lee Madden was the

coach at the

Woolston Boxing Club.

“I was always getting in to the ring

and jumping on things and shadow

boxing,” she said.

“I always promised dad I would get

back into it after having the kids.”

The couple now box for the Smiling

Tigers Gym.

Sam, 30, has represented New

Zealand twice in the past year and is

looking for his first national title in four

attempts.

DYNAMIC DUO: Sam and Tegan

Clark, who were married in February,

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News

Now

Fire rages, homes at risk

• By Georgia O’Connor-

Harding

FIVE district

council-owned houses,

some previously

contaminated with

methamphetamine, have

sold for $1.6 million in

Darfield.

Offers have been received

on houses 5, 7, 9, 11 and 13.

District council disposals

and leasing manager Rob

Allen said all houses have

been settled except for 1, 3

and a section at number 15.

Two houses – 1 and

3 Ritso St – have been

retained by the district

council because Darfield

Sicon office is relocating to

Rolleston’s Izone Business

Hub next year.

The section at 15 Ritso

St has been revalued and

will be offered back to Ngai

Tahu soon.

Mr Allen said until the

transaction is finalised or

the section is sold on the

open market, the information

is commercially

sensitive.

SOLD: A district

council-owned

house at 7 Ritso

St, which was

decontaminated

as a result of

methamphetamine

use, sold for

$300,000. ​

Sale of council-owned

Darfield houses progressing

Three of the dwellings

1, 7 and 11 were decontaminated

costing just over

$40,000.

The houses were first

opened to the market in

April.

Selwyn Times previously

reported residents were

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sales would not go back to

the Malvern community.

From the income of

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Wednesday September 12 2018 13

News

Honouring late Lincoln lecturer

A BRIDGE in Liffey Springs

has been dedicated to late

Lincoln University lecturer

and community man Alistair

Campbell.

A celebration was held on

Sunday by the Christchurch

Little River Rail Trust and

Lincoln community committee

to dedicate the bridge to Dr

Campbell and to open the last

section of the track.

The trail runs from Prebbleton

through to Little River.

Dr Campbell was a lecturer of

chemistry at Lincoln University,

a member of the rail trust and

involved in committee groups.

Lincoln community

committee member Ralph

Scott opened the celebration and

explained how the committee

came to be involved in the last

section of the trail.

The new section of the

trail starts at the Liffey Springs

bridge which crosses the stream

arising from the springs and

links to the section of the rail

trail past the wetlands area to

Moirs Lane.

Following Dr Campbell’s

death in October 2015, the

committee wanted permanent

acknowledgement of his service

to Lincoln and to the rail

trail project.

It also wanted to see the

completion of the trail out of

Lincoln and used some of its

discretionary funds to help

support the project.

The district council was

also involved in the project by

installing the new bridge.

Craig Mason, a former

member of the rail trust and past

Lincoln University student of Dr

Campbell’s, discussed the early

history of the Christchurch Little

River Rail Trust and his long

association with Dr Campbell.

A plaque in honour of

Dr Campbell on the bridge

was unveiled by his wife Pat

Campbell.

Acting mayor Malcolm

Lyall spoke about the district

council’s involvement during the

DEDICATION:

Acting mayor

Malcolm Lyall

and former

Christchurch Little

River Rail Trust

member Craig

Mason opening

a new bridge in

honour of late

Lincoln University

lecturer Alistair

Campbell. ​

celebration.

Cr Lyall and Mr Mason cut the

ribbon opening the bridge.

Cr Lyall said the opening of

the bridge was a great way to

mark Dr Campbell’s significant

involvement in the community

throughout his life.

From the bridge, the rest of

the trail can be picked up on

Ellesmere Rd.

Local

News

Now

Fire rages, homes at risk

Machine checks

well-being of

council staff

• By Georgia O’Connor-Harding

A MACHINE testing blood

pressure, height, weight and

body mass index is proving to be

popular at the district council.

As of last week, the Health

Check Machine was used 307

times by district council staff.

At least two members have

used the results to seek advice

from their healthcare professional.

People and capability manager

Chris Hewitt said it was initially

lent to the district council by

Southern Cross Health but

after a significant uptake of the

service, it decided to lease it at

a cost of $110 a month on a sixmonth

lease.

The machine was first installed

in June.

Mr Hewitt said it will consider

the machine’s impact on

staff well-being, and if it is of

value, the district council will

look at another short-term lease

on an annual basis.

He said the district council

takes the well-being of its staff

seriously.

During the course of the lease

the health check machine will

travel to a number of district

council facilities around Selwyn.


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SELWYN TIMES

Our People

St John officer’s 42 years of caring for

Robyn Searle, from

Southbridge, has

been volunteering for

St John for 42 years.

Emily O’Connell talks

to her about her most

memorable call-out,

recent success in the

Selwyn Awards and

her love for popstar Ed

Sheeran

When did you join St John

and how old were you?

It was in 1976 and I was about

23-years-old.

Why did you join?

Because I love working with

people and helping people get

better. I’ve always wanted to.

What’s been your most

memorable call-out?

I delivered the baby and the

baby was the first patient for the

new millennium. It was lovely,

especially, when I was a Karitane

nurse. As a Karitane nurse, we

were trained through Plunket

and I qualified in 1972. You had

to do 18 months training at the

Karitane Hospital on Cashmere

Hill when it was there. You went

out and did private nannying

more or less, so I was so lucky to

be able to deliver the baby.

How do you process

trauma from what you see

volunteering?

We always have a really good

team of people, a team back-up.

If you have a horrific accident

or something they will keep in

contact with you and they will

make sure that you’re okay dealing

with it. After we’ve been out

on a call-out, we always discuss

things.

How many hours a week do

you spend volunteering for St

John?

I do it on a Monday night, just

two and a half hours at the moment

and that’s just with cadets.

There are times when you might

have to work with them for competitions

or something but that’s

not much.

Do you still volunteer on

ambulances also?

No, I’ve given that up now

because I have a crook shoulder.

But I do love working with the

cadets. It’s great, they’re just

fantastic.

Do you miss volunteering on

ambulances?

Yes, I just loved that caring.

Especially for the elderly people

who you know are going into

hospital and they’re not quite

sure if they’re going to come out

or not. I think the hardest part

is taking in a cancer patient that

you know they’re not going to

come home. Its really hard to say

goodbye to them.

What are some of the things

you do with the cadets?

They do camps. They have to

do badge work like guides and

scouts and all that sort of thing

would. They do certain badge

work and we work with them at

different age groups . . . Every

term we do a different badge and

so we work with them on that.

So it could be civil defence, it

could be animal care and then

we get people to come in. We try

and get people in the district, to

talk to them if they specialise in

that area like the fire brigade.

Or we may even get some of our

own ambulance officers to come

in and talk to them about different

things.

Is anyone in your family also

a part of St John?

No, I’m the only one.

Have you ever had to be in an

ambulance as a patient?

Only once and that was last

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Wednesday September 12 2018 15

the people of the Selwyn district

What happened?

I had a headache . . . It was just

high blood pressure and it was

somebody from Darfield that

came out. That was good.

How was that experience?

You have all your confidence

in the people that are looking

after you because you’ve got that

background. Because I had the

headache and then a bleeding

nose for about an hour or more,

you know that you’re going to get

treated well.

What’s been the most valuable

lesson you’ve learnt from your

volunteering?

I think just the care of people

who are sick and making sure

that they get the care that we

can give them. Confidentiality is

another great thing and learning

to talk to them and make them

trust you. They’ve got trust in

you.

Do you have any plans to stop

volunteering for St John?

I will keep going for as long as

I can.

What advice would you give to

people who wants to learn basic

first aid?

CPR is always a great thing

to do. Just the basics. If you do

a first aid course then at least

you can help someone before

the ambulance gets there and

you know, it comes straight to

you when you’re working on

somebody and you think “what

do I have to do?” But it naturally

comes to you after you’ve done a

first aid course.

What has been a highlight

from your time with St John?

Getting my 42 years service bar

and also getting the Member of

the Order from the Queen. That’s

put through by somebody in the

community and then has it to

be approved by the Queen. That

was lovely because I got mine

presented by Richard the Duke of

Gloucester. I really enjoyed that

night.

When did you get that?

2008.

You were the first runner-up

for the Community Services

Award and also nominated for

the People’s Choice Award at the

Selwyn Awards, how did that

feel?

Great, really great. It was just

SERVICE:

Robyn

Searle says

delivering

a baby was

the most

memorable

call-out she’s

had in her 42

years with St

John.

a shame I wasn’t there to receive

the certificate but it was lovely.

Why weren’t you able to

attend?

Because I was overseas in

Germany.

What were you doing in

Germany?

Just a holiday. I went to

Germany and Greece and then

ended up in Rhodes island. My

brother Bruce took me there

because that was the Knights of

the Order of St John, where it

started. So we stayed within the

walls of Rhodes island. So that

was really good to go over there

and see the foundation of St John.

Where do you work?

I’ve worked at Selwyn District

Council for 12 years. I work

for the cemeteries and records

department.

What do you like about

Selwyn?

It’s just a great place to be. It’s

got everything going for it.

How do you balance work,

volunteering, family life and

everything else going on?

Oh well you work on that don’t

you. It works out well. I really

like my Monday nights with the

cadets because they’re a great

group. I just work around it

really.

I hear you’re a fan of Ed

Sheeran, have you ever been to a

concert of his?

I am [a fan] . . . I like his music.

If he came to Christchurch I

would [go to his concert], yes I

would. But it’s just all the crowds

that go to it really. I think he’s

lovely, very much a nice person,

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Fire rages, homes at risk

Stay safe by installing smoke alarms

Lincoln chief

fire officer

Jeremy

Greenwood

writes about

how to stay

safe in your

house

SMOKE ALARMS and escape

plans save lives, it’s as simple as

that.

Yet, it astonishes me how many

homes in and around the village

don’t have working, effective

smoke alarms. I suspect even

fewer households have escape

plans.

If you haven’t got any smoke

alarms then it’s time to fork out

just a few dollars and purchase

some. If you do have them, check

the batteries. An escape plan

costs nothing and takes just

15min to create with your family,

flatmates or others you live

with. An escape plan is a predetermined

way of getting out of

your house, fast and safely.

After all, in a fire, you’ll probably

be scared and disorientated.

Toxic smoke might make it

hard to breathe and see clearly.

You will only have one or two

minutes from the sounding of

the smoke alarm to when your

life is seriously threatened by fire

SAFETY:

Lincoln chief fire

officer Jeremy

Greenwood is

encouraging

residents to

check their

smoke alarms are

working. ​

or smoke.

Every year Fire and Emergency

New Zealand attends more than

3500 house fires. Incredibly, in

80 per cent of the fatal fires we

attend have smoke alarms which

are either not installed or not

working.

House fires aren’t just something

that you read about happening

in other places,

“Every year our crews attend

house fires in our area –

Springston, Lincoln, Tai Tapu

– and further afield such as

Rolleston and Prebbleton. They

are fast, frightening and ferocious,”

FENZ reports.

Working smoke alarms are the

best way to make sure you and

your family get an early warning

of a fire so you can get out alive.

However, having a smoke

alarm is just part of the solution.

They need to be installed correctly

and then maintained.

FENZ recommends installing

long-life photoelectric type

smoke alarms in every bedroom,

living area, and hallway – on

every level in the house.

However, this is not always

practical and at an absolute

minimum a long-life photoelectric

type smoke alarm should be

installed in the hallway closest to

the bedrooms.

The best way to start preparing

your escape plan is by getting

together everyone who lives in

your house.

“Walk through each room and

identify the exits. Go outside

and find a safe spot, away from

the house, which can be your

safe meeting place. This is where

everyone will gather in the event

of a fire. A landmark like a letterbox

or special tree is best.

“Identify a primary escape

route out of every room. Then

pick a secondary route in case

the first is blocked by fire. Check

there is a safe way to reach the

ground from upper floors. Make

sure there’s at least two ways out

of every room and that doors

and windows can be opened easily,”

FENZ recommends.

If you have small children, sit

down with a pen and paper and

actually make a map of your

home. Have them draw escape

plans from the bedroom and

memorise the quickest way out

of the house.

You can also use the FENZ online

escape planner tool, which

takes you through the steps of

creating an escape plan.

And remember, prepare your

escape plan and practice it regularly.

Most importantly, if you have

any questions about smoke

alarms or escape plans, please

feel free to get in touch with your

local fire station. The team will

be happy to help.

Readers respond to the

Rolly Inn potentially being

added to the heritage item

list

John and Heather Toone

– We believe that the Rolly Inn

should be listed as a heritage

building. Rolleston hasn’t got

many historic buildings and

if they are all demolished our

history will be lost forever. We

moved to Rolleston 22 years ago

and apart from the pub, a dairy,

a fish ’n’ chip shop and the old

BP station there was nothing else

apart from the housing in the old

area. The Rolly Inn is apparently

82-years-old and we feel that

losing this building would be a

great loss to Rolleston and the

people of Rolleston.

Gail Williams – I don’t see it

as heritage. To my mind it’s ugly

with no architectural features

at all. Pull it down and put

something more functional in its

place.

Hamish MacPherson –

Restore it. Could be an

awesome old pub if the owner

would invest rather than let it

rot.

Rod Dunn – Pull the eyesore

down now while there is no

order on it.

John Dunphy – Is the TAB

taking bets on whether it will

mysteriously catch fire?

Carl Pungaman – Whose

pub is it? It’s not the council’s.

Patsy Stone – Hysterical . . .

not historical.

Alice Faber – Why not both?

Tess Lenihan – Sorry, but

not exactly the best looking pub

around. But don’t go building

something bloody ugly in its

place.

Kyle Meijer - It’s a true

classic.

Allan John Fidler - Ugly old

shack, bulldoze it.

Andy Neale has his say on

speeding in Prebbleton

I have just read the article

in the Selwyn Times. I live on

Hodgens Rd and morning/late

afternoon traffic is very busy and

fast. We also have large trucks

(50-tonne plus) and a lot of

camper vans which must be going

to Akaroa and being directed

by GPS taking them over some

very dangerous intersections. I

have lived in Prebbleton since

2001 and commuting traffic

has become a huge issue and

won’t ease with the motorway

as Lincoln has to feed through

and with the growth out there

it’s getting worse not better.

We need to police the ‘angry’

speeding commuters who blaze

through our community.

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2018

CultureFest

Celebrating Selwyn’s

diversity

Festival takes residents on a

trip around the world

CultureFest 2018 is coming – and residents are being invited to join Selwyn District Council and

the Christchurch Multi Cultural Council to celebrate Selwyn’s growing diversity.

The event is now in its third year and is growing steadily, with groups from all around the world

showcasing their culture through art, performance, sport and food.

CultureFest takes place on Sunday, 30 September, at the Lincoln Domain (Lincoln Event Centre if

wet), from 11am to 4pm.

Council Senior Events and Recreation Advisor Dave Tippett says CultureFest is one of the key

actions that the Council and partners are undertaking as part of the recently launched 2018

Welcoming Plan.

“The Welcoming Plan provides a focus for how we can include newcomers in community life

in Selwyn,” he says. “We recognise our district’s growing diversity and celebrate this with

CultureFest.

“It’s also a great way to learn more about the people in your neighbourhood. We encourage

everyone to come down and attend this free event.”

Visitors can sit back, relax and enjoy over 20 different stage performances by groups from China,

Latin America, Russia, Poland, Iran and many more on the main stage.

Try some new cuisine and take in the tastes and smells of over 15 different culinary delights

including Indian, Spanish, Bulgarian, Nigerian, Malaysian, Moroccan, Jordanian, Iranian, Russian,

Ukrainian and more.

For the first time ever, there will be an Indian professional sport being demonstrated – Kabaddi. If

you haven’t seen or heard of it before, it can be best described as cross between rugby and tag,

but without a ball.

You can also experience arts, crafts, as well as activities you can participate in. There is

something for the whole family to experience including bouncy castles, Pedalmania, music,

games, henna tattoos and much more.

CultureFest is presented by Selwyn District Council, in partnership with the Christchurch Multi

Cultural Council.

New signage at

Foster Park

The Council has almost completed the

installation of wayfinding signage at Foster Park.

Council Land Development Project Manager

Phillip Millar says the signage will make finding

sports grounds and facilities much easier for

not only new visitors to the park, but for regular

users who find themselves in an area of the park

which they’re not familiar with.

“Foster Park has 27 fields, a hockey turf,

a playground as well as a softball/baseball

diamond which covers an area of about 30

hectares. Visitors and users of the park are

regularly asking for direction to a certain field

or facility – these wayfinders are a user-friendly

tool for people to refer to and to get to their

destination with no fuss,” he says.

Building WOF amnesty begins

The Council has begun a 12-month building warrant of fitness

amnesty, encouraging commercial building owners to review their

compliance schedules before their building’s annual warrant of

fitness is due.

Under the Building Act 2004, owners of commercial, industrial,

retail and community buildings have a responsibility to ensure

their building is safe for people to enter, occupy or work in. This

means all systems must have regular checks to ensure they operate

properly for the life of the building.

Council Building Manager Vanessa Mitchell says the amnesty

is an opportunity for building owners to declare new or altered

systems – such as fire alarms, smoke detectors or automatic doors

and windows – so that the Council can work with them to add the

systems to their compliance schedules.

“We’ve had significant growth in the commercial sector in the

district and the Council has reached a point where regular audits

will be carried out to ensure the existing building stock is being

maintained,” Mrs Mitchell says.

“The amnesty is part of our customer-focused approach to actively

engage with local building owners and build strong working

relationships. We want to make it easier for them to keep their

compliance schedules up to date, and with minimal stress.”

An annual building warrant of fitness confirms the owner has met

all inspection, maintenance and reporting requirements of the

compliance schedule issued by the Council.

Building owners will receive a letter from the Council about two

months before their building warrant of fitness is due, to advise

them of the amnesty period and actions to take.

For more information on building owners’ responsibilities visit:

www.selwyn.govt.nz/b-wof.

Hoops to be replaced in

safety upgrades

Some local communities may have noticed changes at playgrounds

recently, as the Council has been reviewing the safety of play

equipment around the district.

The Council wants to provide safe and enjoyable facilities

throughout the district, and we’re working to ensure that sport and

recreation facilities and play equipment are safe, meet relevant

standards and work effectively.

As part of this review we’ve engaged an engineer to check the safety

of basketball hoops in playgrounds. This is partly in response to

an incident in Auckland earlier this year, where a young man was

seriously injured after the hoop he slam-dunked failed, and fell on him.

We have now checked around 16 hoops, and found that nine failed

to meet the British Standard that we use as a safety guide. In most

cases we have been able to repair or upgrade these hoops, but

those at Lake Coleridge, Castle Hill and Selwyn Huts are unable to

be bought up to an acceptable standard.

Reserves Operations Manager Jonathan Crawford says the safety of

users is hugely important for the Council, and the community would

expect equipment to be safe for everyone using it.

“After looking into accidents both here and overseas, we felt it would

be best to take down the hoops that posed a potential risks to users,

while we assess the best options for replacement,” he says.

“These three hoops were more akin to what you’d typically see in

a residential backyard, and not suitable for community use. In a

residential setting a parent can keep a watchful eye over backyard

activities, but we don’t have that ability – so we need to make sure

the play equipment on all our reserves meets a high safety standard.”

The equipment will be replaced, and the Council is now talking to

local communities to make sure any replacement equipment is the

best fit for their residents’ needs – whether that’s another basketball

hoop or other equipment that’s suitable for the community.

Selwyn residents have access to nearly 100 Council-provided

playgrounds across the district – part of our network of over 330

reserves, covering 93 hectares, and giving everyone the opportunity

to get outdoors and enjoy a wide variety of recreation activities.

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

DISTRICT PLAN REVIEW

The District Plan Review

consultation period is open for

another four weeks, and there

are plenty of opportunities to

learn about potential changes to

property rules in our district.

· Thursday 13 September 2018,

3-6pm – Prebbleton Rugby Club

· Monday 17 September 2018,

3-6pm – Rolleston Community

Centre (Lounge Room)

· Sunday 30 September 2018,

11am-4pm – CultureFest at

Lincoln Event Centre

For more information please

head to www.selwyn.govt.nz/

districtplanreview.

ALCOHOL NOTICES

Darfield Bowling Club

Incorporated has applied to

renew its club licence. Objections

are open until 21 September.

For more information you can

head to www.selwyn.govt.nz/

alcoholnotices

SENIOR CHEF COURSE

A free eight-week course is to

be held at the Lincoln Event

Centre, helping over 60s with

cooking. The course is provided

by Pegasus Health for those

living alone, or with one other

person, who want to improve

their cooking skills, confidence,

or motivation around cooking.

Attendees will learn about

nutrition, meal planning,

budgeting and more. Everything

is provided, including the

ingredients and recipe book. It

will be held every Thursday from

18 October until 6 December,

from 10am–1pm. To join Senior

Chef call 03 374 1639 or visit

seniorchef.co.nz

PROJECT AF8

Are you and your family

prepared for an Alpine Fault

earthquake?

The Council’s Emergency

Management Team has

been hosting an Alpine Fault

Roadshow throughout the year.

This includes a Project Alpine

Fault Magnitude 8 (Project AF8)

video, which shows the likely

consequences of a magnitude

8 earthquake along the South

Island’s Alpine Fault.

Next screenings:

Lincoln Event Centre on

Thursday 20 September, 7–9pm

For more information on the

Council’s Alpine Fault planning

visit: www. selwyn.govt.nz/

civildefence.

If you would like a screening in

your area, contact the Council

on 347 2800.

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.

DOG MICROCHIPPING

If your dog was first registered

after 30 June 2006 and is not a

working dog, the law requires

him or her to be microchipped.

This free monthly service is

available at the following places.

· Friday 14 September

· Leeston 9am–9.30

· Darfield 10.15–10.45am

· Rolleston 11.30am–12pm

Lincoln 12.45–1.15pm

· All clinics last for only half an

hour.

· The Rolleston venue is

in Norman Kirk Drive (off

Rolleston Drive).

· Microchipping will not take

place if it is raining.

· If you have any questions

regarding microchipping,

please contact Tracey Wheeler

on 347 2800 or 318 8338.

MOBILE LIBRARY TIMETABLE

Wednesday 12 September

Arthur’s Pass 11.30am–12.30pm

Castle Hill 1.40–2.15pm

Springfield 3–3.30pm

Thursday 13 September

Giggles and Scribbles Early

Learning Centre 10.15–10.45am

Prebbleton Playcentre*

11–11.30am

Council Headquarters

12.45–1.15pm

Bright Beginnings Montessori

Preschool 1.30–2pm

Monday 17 September

Dunsandel Playcentre

10–10.30am

Burnham Montessori

11–11.30am

Darfield Playcentre 1212.30pm

Darfield Primary School

1–1.30pm

Tuesday 18 September

Kirwee 10–10.45am

Kirwee School 10.45–11.30am

Preston Downs, Cnr

Prestons/Weedons Ross Rd

12.15–12.45pm

West Melton School

12.45–1.30pm

West Melton Learning Centre

1.30–1.50pm

The Cat’s Pyjamas Preschool

& Nursery (West Melton)

1.50–2.20pm

Selwyn Events

SATURDAY

15

SEPTEMBER

SATURDAY

15

SEPTEMBER

SATURDAY

29

SEPTEMBER

Lincoln Farmers’ and Craft

Market ‘Suffrage 125’

22 Gerald Street, 9.30am

Come and celebrate ‘Suffrage 125’

at the Lincoln Farmers’ and Craft

Market. Experience a piece of local

history during the morning at this

Victorian themed market. Lots of

great stalls including fresh produce

and handmade crafts. For more

information contact 027 437 9955.

Rolleston Board Games Club

Rolleston Library, 1.30–3pm on

Saturdays

Love board games? Join the Board

Games Club at Rolleston Library

to play a variety of exciting games.

Suitable for those new to board

games, as well as regular players.

Recommended for intermediate

and high school aged children aged

11–18. Drop in – no booking required.

Ask at Rolleston Library for details.

www.selwynlibraries.co.nz.

Creative Cards

Lincoln Library, 10am

Start the spring season with a fun

and creative card-making workshop.

Learn tricks and techniques to put

your ideas into action and be inspired

by the ideas of others around you.

Create a card for special occasions;

Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Birthday,

Friendship, Thank You or Christmas.

Cost $10 all supplies included.

Bookings essential:

www.selwynlibraries.co.nz.

Meetings

Public Forums: Council,

Community Board and local

committee meetings are open

to the public. Time is available at

the start of meetings for people

to speak on matters of concern.

Please notify Bernadette Ryan

or your local committee at least

three days before the meeting.

Township, Hall and Reserve

Committees: To list or make

changes to meeting details, email

meeting.changes@selwyn.govt.

nz or phone 347 2800 or 318

8338 by 9am Wednesday the

week before publication.

COUNCIL & COMMUNITY

BOARD

Unless stated meetings are held

at the Rolleston Council Building.

Audit and Risk Subcommittee

Wed 12 Sept 10.15am

Council Meeting

Wed 12 Sept 1pm

Malvern Community Board

Mon 24 Sept 4.30pm

Darfield Library/Service Centre

ON THE

ROADS

LOCAL COMMITTEES &

ASSOCIATIONS

Coalgate Township Committee

Tues 25 Sept 7.30pm

Coalgate Fire Station

Darfield Township Committee

Thur 20 Sept 7.30pm

Darfield Library

Dunsandel Community

Committee

Mon 17 Sept 7.30pm

Dunsandel Hall

Ellesmere Heritage Park

Trust AGM

Thur 20 September 7.30pm

Leeston Library/Service Centre

Glenroy Community

Hall Committee

Tues 18 Sept 7.30pm

Glenroy Hall

Glentunnel Community

Centre Committee

Tues 18 Sept 7.30pm

Glentunnel Community Centre

On the roads this week

Glentunnel Township Committee

Mon 24 Sept 7.30pm

Glentunnel Community Centre

Hororata Citizens Committee

Tues 25 Sept 7.30pm, Hororata Hall

Kirwee Township Committee

Mon 17 Sept 7.30pm, Kirwee Hall

Leeston Park Committee

Mon 24 Sept 7.30pm

Leeston Park Pavilion

Prebbleton Reserve

Management Committee

Mon 17 Sept 7.30pm, Rolleston

Community Centre Lounge

Rolleston Residents Assn

Mon 24 Sept 7pm

Rolleston Community Centre

Springston Reserve Committee

Wed 19 Sept 7.30pm

Errol Tweedy Pavilion,

Springston Reserve

West Melton Reserve

Board Committee

Mon 17 Sept 7.30pm

West Melton Rugby Club

Stabilised seal repairs, patch sealing and rutting work is taking place on Te Pirita Road.

Rutting work will also be undertaken on Coal Track Road.

Maintenance metalling will continue on Ardlui Road.

Bridge repairs are taking place on Mt White Road.

Maintenance grading is being undertaken at Hororata, Bankside and Greendale.

TUE–MON

2–15

OCTOBER

FRI–FRI

5–12

OCTOBER

Breeze Walking Festival

Spring has arrived and what better

way to enjoy it than walking our

beautiful Selwyn trails during the

Breeze Walking Festival. Discover and

enjoy 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, Rakaia Gorge Experience,

Kura Tawhiti/Castle Hill Treasures,

Hogs Back Hike and Historic

Glentunnel. To register for these walks

go to www.walkingfestival.co.nz.

All walks are free.

BOOST 2018

The Selwyn Youth Council with

support from the Selwyn Council, are

excited to be offering a new youth

event aimed at young people aged

13–18 in Selwyn.

BOOST is taking place during the

October school holidays and will

feature a range of events, activities

and workshops that aim to entertain,

empower and develop Selwyn’s youth.

It will include activities such as 3X3

basketball, parkour, graffiti workshops,

yoga, a youth market, hip hop dancing,

a horror walk and much more.

For information on listing a community event visit

www.selwyn.govt.nz/councilcall

Leeston Library & Service Centre

19 Messines Street, Leeston

Ph 347 2871

Lincoln Library & Service Centre

Gerald Street, Lincoln

Ph 347 2876

(03) 347 2800

Darfield call free 318 8338

www.selwyn.govt.nz

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SCHOOLS

SPORT: West Melton School

pupils Daisy, Isabella, Isla

(right), Maia and Devon during

one of the school’s rugby

training sessions. This term, the

school has had Dianne Hiini

and Grace Brooker from the

Canterbury women’s rugby

team come on a Thursday to

take training sessions during

lunch. The sessions have

consisted of learning to catch,

pass, games, quick tips and

some basic tackle techniques. ​

WINNERS: Ellesmere

College year 7 pupil Honor

Barnett and year 8 pupil

Robert Stoliker won in their

respective year levels at

the Selwyn Lions Club

Ellesmere Primary School

speech competition last

Tuesday. Yaldhurst Model

School pupil Judi Immanuel

was second in the year 7

competition and third was

Te Wharekauri McGregor

from Templeton School.

Halswell School pupil

Ameya Raut was second in

the year 8 competition and

Elli Thompson from West

Melton School was third.

About 30 pupils from around

the district took part in the

competition which was held

at Lincoln Primary School. ​

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: West Melton School year 2 and 3

pupils Paige, Katie, Sophie, Katie, Harriet and Evie with posters

they made about the effect of litter on the environment. The

posters, which are being displayed around the school and

community, aim to help educate about the importance of not

littering. Other pupils created iMovie videos to encourage pupils

to not drop litter, to pick up litter and to have a litter free lunch

box. One group is off to creative design agency Publica to share

its learning and put forward a proposal for a gaming application

which would encourage people to reduce litter. ​

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NATURE: Rolleston Christian School year 3, 4 and 5 pupils

planted 250 native trees at Foster Park on Thursday. The pupils

were participating in the second stage of the Foster Park planting

development which is taking place down the Faringdon end of the

park. Two years ago, the school was involved with planting stage one.

Foster Park is located at the south end of the school. ​


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Sooty set to move out of The Swamp

Fire rages, homes at risk

Well-known publican

Stephen “Sooty” Moffett

is moving on from the

Islington Tavern after 26

years. He sat down with

reporter Anan Zaki to

discuss the highs and

lows

IT WAS the night of September

4, 2010, the city was still in

shock from the magnitude 7.1

earthquake which struck that

morning.

Businesses all over the city

were closed, but on Main South

Rd, the queues for the Islington

Tavern, also known as The

Swamp, spilled onto the footpath.

“We never missed a day. There

was just nowhere else [for people]

to go. One in the morning and

we had 100 people outside and

100 people inside and we’re only

allowed 144 people,” recalls Mr

Moffett.

“At one stage we had 11 doormen,

so it takes everything

you make away. We had people

dragging each other through

windows, it was crazy.”

The 54-year-old took over The

Swamp in August 1992, and

moved in above the pub. To this

day he does not know how it

became known as The Swamp.

“No idea and no one has ever

told me. It was always here.

Whether it had something to do

with the freezing works around

here, I don’t know,” Mr Moffett

said.

The pub has remained a popular

watering hole for freezing

workers and rugby league players.

When Mr Moffett took over, it

was his first foray into hospitality.

“My former in-laws were in

the [hospitality] game, and at the

time we thought it was a great

idea.”

Initially it was hard, working

long hours to keep the business

running, but that was just part of

the “tough” industry.

“I really slogged it out back

then,” he said.

One memorable moment that

he will never forget in his 26

years at The Swamp was a breakin

in the late 1990s.

“The most bizarre thing that’s

ever happened is I got robbed by

two people in wetsuits and [they]

emptied our gaming machines.

“The alarms didn’t go off, the

window was taken out and they

came through,” Mr Moffett said.

The break-in was caught on a

CCTV camera, but police were

never able to catch the thieves,

he said.

Mr Moffett started $5 roasts

which packed in customers.

“Twenty-six years ago, there

was just less choice. Hospitality is

really tough on the food game at

the moment.

“To sell a roast to a young

person now would be pretty hard,

whereas back then they would

come looking for it,” Mr Moffett

said.

Behaviour at pubs have also

changed for the better in recent

years, he said.

“Twenty-six years ago you’d

be waiting at the back door for

something to happen. It was the

wild west.

“Whereas now, if something

happened it would make the

newspaper,” Mr Moffett said.

When fights broke out, he

had no time for it and trespass

notices were handed out almost

immediately.

Mr Moffett said he is selling the

business to a “North Island-based

development company.”

He said the owners did not

want to be named.

However, Mr Moffett will still

be at The Swamp until the new

owners fully take over in late

February.

He decided to sell the business

after struggling through a year

of roadworks at Pound Rd from

2016 to 2017.

“It was never really for sale,

they [the new owners] came

trying to buy it and I guess once

you see roadworks around here,

you realise how vulnerable you

are to it affecting your business.

“We had a drastic change in

turnover, revenue fell about 20

per cent. But I’m not going to

say how much we turn over,” Mr

Moffett said.

He does not know what the

new owners plans are for the

property, but he believes the

name The Swamp will be kept.

And what will he miss the most

when he leaves The Swamp?

“The people. The characters

that come here, you get to know

them all over the years,” Mr

Moffett said.As for his own

nickname, “Sooty”, it originated

from The Sooty (TV) Show

TIME’S UP: Stephen

“Sooty” Moffett is

selling the Islington

Tavern, known as The

Swamp after 26 years

of ownership.

which ran from 1955 to 1992.

“When I worked at a

supermarket as a schoolboy

[in the 1970s], I used to pack

sausages, and the boss of the

butchery gave [the name].

“There was two of us [working

under the boss], I was called

Sooty and the other one was

called Sweep,” Mr Moffett said.

And he doesn’t plan to leave

the industry just yet.

“I’ve got another bar,

Schroeder’s in St Albans. At this

stage it’ll be the only one,” he

said. However, Mr Moffett did

not rule out buying a new bar.

He has some advice for anyone

looking into getting into the

hospitality industry.

“It’s [about] the customer,

the customer, the customer,”

Mr Moffett said. “No matter

what you think, it’s about the

customer.”

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SPORTS

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Canterbury Country no match for Otago B

• By Jacob Page

CANTERBURY Country will

look to bounce back against their

Otago Country counterparts on

Saturday at Southbrook, after a

42-12 loss to Otago B.

Just six days after beating

Canterbury Metro and reclaiming

the Craw Shield for the first time

in 10 years, an under-strength

Country team never threatened to

make it two in a row, in Dunedin,

on Saturday.

• By Jacob Page

PROMISING ROWER Ben

Taylor is achieving his goals so

quickly he’s having to create new

ones.

The 18-year-old, who lives in

West Melton and competes for

Avon, had an impressive world

under-23 championships in

Poland where his coxed four took

silver.

He is now in Bulgaria

with the New Zealand

elite team for the world

championships, which

got under way over the

weekend, in the reserve

men’s pair with Joe

Wright.

“It’s been an unbelievable

18 months,” he

said.

“I need to set new goals because

I’ve achieved so many of my twoto-five

year ones.”

Taylor was part of the winning

Maadi Cup squad in 2017 which

not only brought back the top

prize for the first time in the college’s

history, but the Springbok

Shield as well.

Rowing is in Taylor’s blood,

the last time the school raised

the shield was when his father,

With seven players out on

Canterbury B duty and five out

with injury, 11 of the squad were

playing either their first or second

game at that level.

Brook Retallick, Ben Anderson

(Glenmark), Tim Murgatroyd

(Prebbleton), Sam Cottam

(Lincoln), Mark Maitland and

Harrison Kirk (Waihora) were

all part of Canterbury B’s 41-21

win over Southland B.

Country coach Nigel Smith said

the final score flattered the hosts.

Rapid rowing rise

for talented teen

Andrew, was in the boat 34 years

ago.

While Taylor is essentially

injury-cover in Bulgaria he said

he was still making the most of

the elite environment.

“It’s been very welcoming so

far,” he said.

“In training for the event, it’s

been great to watch how some

of the more experienced guys go

about their business.’’

Taylor said he had a

bond with top Kiwi singlesculler

and fellow former

St Andrew’s College rower,

Robbie Manson.

“Robbie has been super

helpful,” he said.

“He doesn’t give you a lot

of help but if you ask for it,

Ben Taylor he’ll make the time.”

Taylor said his rapid rise

had allowed him to realistically

dream about being part of the

2020 Tokyo Olympics.

“I definitely wouldn’t have

dreamed about that 18 months

ago,” Taylor said.

He said he wouldn’t mind what

boat he was put into.

“It doesn’t matter I’ve been

looking at everything as an

opportunity so far so I’ll try to

make the best out of any situation.”

“With one genuine training

run during the week and the

number of people out, I thought

we did okay,” he said.

“We spent a long time on their

(try) line thanks to them getting

penalised multiple times.”

Smith said he felt his team earned

a one-man advantage but the referee

never reached into his pocket.

Smith said his team lost a bit of

their defensive structure and that

prevented them from staying in

touch on the scoreboard.

• By Jacob Page

THE ELLESMERE College

senior girls basketball team

have qualified for the national

secondary schools tournament

for the fourth year in a row.

The team finished second at

the South Island tournament at

Westport and will head to the

nationals at Palmerston North in

three weeks.

The team had previously

beaten defending South Island

champions Buller 88-76 which

gave them qualification for single

A nationals.

Single A is based on the

size of the school, with smaller

schools competing in the single

A nationals while bigger schools

compete in the AA tournament.

The team completed a

successful campaign with an

82-70 win over Greymouth High

School.

They were led by Paris Nurse

who finished with 20 points, 10

rebounds and seven assists.

Megan Ellis top-scored with

28 points, while Sam Irvine had

a strong all-round game with 17

points, seven rebounds, eight assists

and five steals.

Year 11 student Georgia

Humm managed 11 points and

six rebounds.

Their only loss came in their

“We were down by 20 points at

halftime,” he said.

“We struggled with out line

speed and defensive structure.

“They got the ball out to the

wings quite easily and we struggled

to combat that.”

Smith praised Springston’s

Cameron Powell in his first game

at No 10.

“I thought he steered the ship

well all things considered.”

Smith said the team would

need to work their lineout which

opening game to eventual champions

Kavanagh College from

Dunedin.

Coach Josh Thompson

said the team was aiming to

make the top-four in New

Zealand after retaining most

of their squad for 2017 which

finished 10th.

“Attack-wise, I know we have

quite a few options and the girls

trust each other but I think we’ll

need to be tighter on defence,”

he said.

ON THE CHARGE:

Canterbury Country

lock Issy Fine makes

a break during his

team’s 42-12 loss to

Otago B in Dunedin,

on Saturday,

PHOTO: OTAGO

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he described as shaky at best.

“Our set-piece work will have

to be much better than what it

has been of late.”

Smith said second-five Richard

Catherwood was a calming influence

in a hectic midfield.

“We needed his leadership and

drive and he certainly gave us

plenty of that,” Smith said.

Canterbury Country will end

their season against Canterbury

Maori on September 22 at

Linfield Park.

Ellesmere makes nationals

MOVING ON: The Ellesmere College senior girls basketball

team have qualified for the national tournament for the fourth

straight year.

PHOTO: DEAN MOWER ​

“We gave up on average 60

points at South Island’s which is

10 more than I’d like.”

Thompson said the team tried

to play a more up-tempo style of

basketball in 2018 in an effort to

reach their national goal.

“A lot of the good teams are

from the North Island so if we

can match it with them speedwise

then we definitely have the

talent to make the last four.”

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Enduro rider tearing up the European dirt

• By Andy McGechan

HE HAD only really intended

to dip his toes into the water, but

West Melton motor-cycle ace

Hamish Macdonald has instead

made an enormous impact

across Europe.

The 19-year-old has rapidly

shown he’s no minnow after all

and it’s perhaps now more accurate

to describe him as a big fish

on the world scene.

The 19-year-old arrived in

Europe at the start of the FIM

Enduro GP World Championships

season in April with the

idea that he would simply “see

where I was at with my enduro

riding.”

A leading competitor at the

top of the national enduro scene

at home, Macdonald had already

proven himself an accomplished

rider in New Zealand, but the

step up from domestic to GPlevel

racing is a huge one indeed,

or so most people would think.

“Spain was a big learning

curve,” said Macdonald. “It wasn’t

what I expected, certainly not like

a normal enduro back home.”

At the double-header rounds

one and two of the FIM Enduro

GP World Championships in

Spain in April, Macdonald put

his 125cc Sherco bike near the

front in the Youth Cup 125 class,

finishing runner-up in the GP

event’s preliminaries, the prologue

stage.

He then went on to finish the

weekend third overall and his

international enduro career was

up and running.

Encouraged by his form, a

decision was made that he push

on with the world series and he

prepared to tackle the doubleheader

rounds three and four in

Estonia in June.

He managed a podium finish

on day two of the event (second)

and finished that weekend

fourth overall.

“Estonia was awesome. I

struggled a lot on the first day,

with some big mistakes, but I

knew my speed was there and it

showed on the second day.”

At round five in Italy, also in

June, the Kiwi was forced to battle

with injury after a crash and he

settled for sixth overall, but at least

he was able to remain in touch

with the championship leaders.

Then came the double-header

SPEED: West Melton’s Hamish Macdonald’s European adventure has turned into a quest for a world championship.

PHOTO: ANDY MCGECHAN ​

SPORTS

rounds six and seven at Edolo,

Italy, a fortnight ago and now it

was really time for the Canterbury

racer to shine.

Macdonald won both days

outright, his 1-1 scorecard easily

ensuring he would claim the

No 1 step on the podium at that

event, the first time since Tauranga’s

Stefan Merriman in 2008

that a New Zealand rider has

topped the world enduro scene.

The slick and slippery conditions

at Edolo played right into

Macdonald’s hands and he said

that it was “just like home.”

The next two rounds are set

for Méthamis, France, on September

22-23, with the final race

venue at Ruderdorf, Germany,

from October 12 to 14.

Macdonald is expected to

return to New Zealand in

October for the summer race

season.

TOP FORM: Macdonald has maintained his strong New Zealand form to turn heads in Europe

and challenge for a world title.

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Upgrade to Toyota Hilux range

should win back market share

• By Ross Kiddie

WHEN I have a ute/pick-up to

evaluate I at least try to make

some effort to put it to some

work.

There’s a lot foliage on the

Kiddie-family property, so I

intended to spend a weekend

clearing shrubs and a few tree

branches that were overhanging

the house.

However, rain put paid

to that plan and other than

disposing a load of lawn clippings

from the week prior, the

totally refreshed Toyota Hilux

didn’t do a lot of work during

the time it was in my care.

Incidentally, the test ute was a

cab-chassis double-cab model

fitted with a New Zealandmade

flatdeck, the entire range

receiving mechanical and

specification upgrades.

Toyota introduced the new

shape Hilux in late 2015 and

it arrived with a fresh engine

courtesy of its stablemate, the

Prado.

I’m a big fan of the new

engine, even though it is smaller

in capacity than the previous

unit – down to 2.8-litre

from 3-litre, but it is stronger

and more economical.

In terms of figures, the

Hilux is rated at 130kW and

420Nm. In line with modern

trends, the power outputs are

developed wonderfully low, the

turbocharged diesel develops

most of its torque between

1400rpm and 2600rpm, almost

meeting the point of maximum

power at 3400pm.

Toyota have covered all bases

with the new generation models.

There are a total of 21 variants

if you take into account

special edition models that

have just been released.

It would be fair to say that

if I was a Hilux buyer I’d be

opting for a two-wheel-drive

model, but for those who need

the benefit of drive to each

corner there are 16 models to

TOYOTA HILUX: Cab-chassis model offers many deck variations.

choose from.

Even with the appalling

weather, I did take the time

to travel most of my normal

high country route, clocking

up around 250km in total. I

usually travel west, and my

journey this time took in the

scenic roads of State Highway

72 to Glenroy

and back

home through

Hororata.

The Hilux

travels quietly at

open road speed,

just a slight hum

from under the

bonnet reminding

the occupants

that a big

compression

ignition engine

lurks there.

However, the

ride is wonderful, one of the

upgrades included creating

greater occupant comfort and

it certainly shows. It’s hard to

get your head around the fact

that the suspension harks back

decades, the load bearing live

rear axle is still located by leaf

springs, although the front

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suspension is an independent

double wishbone system.

Sure, there is a bit of a jiggle

over uneven surfaces, all utes

do that and it is to be expected,

you can’t have a go-anywhere

chassis behave with the refinement

of a sedan.

That statement comes with

a reminder that

the Hilux is a

workhorse and

its primary role

is to do all those

things that utes

do in a daily role.

I didn’t take

the test car offroad,

but I did

tackle a short

cross-country

track near

Hororata. It was

an old forestry

road which ends

through a small ford which

was no match for the test car, I

didn’t have to use low ratio or

any other of the Hilux’s comprehensive

drive and electronic

grip enhancing systems.

For the record, it gets hill

descent control and hill assist

control while for safety there is

also vehicle stability control and

trailer sway control; the latter,

incidentally, can account for a up

to 3500kg on the new model.

A few of the major on-board

specification items include

central screen display graphics,

cruise control, eco and power

mode engine/transmission

selections, central locking and

rear view camera.

That’s a good level of kit for

a ute, and some may argue that

at $54,890 the Hilux in this

form needs to be well specced.

There’s a lot of competition,

and although the Hilux by reputation

has an enviable record

for longevity, buyers like to

have all the bells and whistles

on all purchases these days.

There’s a huge battle in the

light commercial market place.

Toyota will be a little disappointed

their grasp on the top

selling ute spot has long since

fallen to Ford and its Ranger.

Nevertheless, Toyota is doing

everything it can to claw back

market share in a time when

there’s a plethora of utes flooding

the new vehicle market.

The upgrades will certainly

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The September 1st marked the official start of spring, but the weather has definitely felt like

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undo all of your hard work. Preparation is key with gardening, so make sure your garden beds

get a freshen up, and your raised beds are cleared and prepped for the new season planting.

Veggie gardens

Creating a raised veggie garden

If you are starting from scratch use our veggie

garden mix, it is designed to be planted straight

into as it has all the necessary nutrients needed

to encourage healthy growth and development.

For established gardens now is the time to dig

through some compost and some fertiliser. If

you prefer a more organic approach then use

sheep pellets or blood and bone.

What to grow, lettuce, carrots, beetroot,

onions, celery, broccoli, peppers, coriander,

beans, spinach, spring onions, peas.

Growing from seeds, use our seed raising mix to

raise seeds such as, carrots, radishes, peppers,

peas, silverbeet, chillies, tomatoes, cucumbers.

Seed Potatoes, Now is the perfect time for

planting seed potatoes, there are 3 main types

– we have Jersey benne & Rocket (1st early

crop), Agria (2nd early crop) and Nadine (main

crop). For an easy to follow guide, head to our

website and use our Seed Potato Guide.

Weed War

Weeds love competing with your plants for space and nutrients in

the garden. You will need to keep on top of removing them at this

time, whilst your new plants are establishing themselves. When

removing them, make sure you remove the roots as well, being

careful not to spread any seeds at the same time.

Lawns can be sown or repaired now. We have a handy lawn guide

(under garden advice) on our website and our team would be

happy to talk through any issues you may have and point you in the

right direction. We also stock a very good lawn seed it both 1 & 5

Kg bags You can also fertilise your existing lawns now.

Safety in the garden

Spring brings the risk of legionnaires if you don’t handle

potting mixes correctly. Remember to use gloves and masks

and open bags in open spaces, not in enclosed areas like sheds.

Dampening down the mixes before use is also recommended.

Wash your hands after every session in the garden.

For more information,

check out our website:

www.igro.co.nz

or visit our facebook page:

www.facebook.com/igro.co.nz

261 Manion Road, Weedons

Access to Intelligro from Manion Road is now available from both the

Weedons Ross Road end, and Curraghs Road entrances. Manion Road

is the new road built between Weedons Ross Road & Jones Rd

For more information www.igro.co.nz | Phone 03 347 9415


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Wednesday September 12 2018 31

Gardening

WHILE THE indoor plant

Euphorbia milii, better known as

crown of thorns, can be described

as ‘prickly’ it is without doubt

beautiful and intriguing.

It is one of those plants likely to

prompt a lot of conversation with

friends and family from its sunny

vantage point in your lounge

or sunroom.

With its seriously spiky stem and

poisonous sap, place your crown

of thorns out of reach of children

and pets, and wear gloves when

attending to its branches and soil.

Other than that it is an easy indoor

plant to care for and, in the right

location, it will reward you with

gorgeous, waxy, red, yellow or pink

flowers almost all year round. If

you miss an occasional watering,

this hardy plant is unlikely to turn

up its toes.

It originates from a droughtresistant

country so is best

watered when dry as it is used to

surviving through difficult times

and challenging environments.

Whatever you do, though, do not

overwater it. It will not thank you

for it.

Native to Madagascar, the

history books suggest the crown

of thorns was introduced to the

Middle East in ancient times

and its name is believed to have

originated from the stems being

used to adorn the head of Christ

at his crucifixion. If you compare

the spikes of your plant with those

in famous paintings of this event,

you will immediately see the

similarity.

Growing a crown of thorns plant

outdoors in a garden in Thailand

is regarded as good luck and they

claim to have grown the largest

specimen there. The more flowers

your plant produces every year

determines how much good luck

you will have in that year – so

growing lots of potted specimens

in your home could be a very

positive and rewarding move.

In New Zealand it is best grown

indoors in pots and needs at least

three hours of direct sunshine

each day. It performs best when

grown in free-draining cacti and

succulent mix.

It requires only an occasional

liquid feed throughout the year.

As the days get warmer and

the soil gets drier your plant

will need to be watered a little

more often; when it starts to

get cold again less watering

will be required, unless you

have a heat pump or an effective

fireplace that will dry your

plant out quickly. In this type of

atmosphere you need

to water the plant accordingly.

To test if your crown of thorns

needs to be watered, push your

finger into the potting mix and

if it comes out totally dry, take

the pot outside and give the soil a

soaking, making sure you do not

leave water in the saucer.

After two years’ growth, repot

your plant into a larger container

so it can continue to grow and

produce even more flowers and

make more ‘good luck’ for you

and your family.

PROPAGATION

If your friends and family are

making noises about wanting a

crown of thorns plant, it is very

easy to propagate this succulent

once it’s of a good size. Grab

your sharp secateurs and your

gardening gloves, cut off a branch

from the main stem with an

angular cut, remove two thirds

of the foliage and the thorns (do

not attempt this without good

protective gloves), pop the cut

end into cloning gel and plant it

into fine pumice or clean river

sand. Place a small plastic bag

over the foliage and put the plant

in your bathroom or near your

shower (not in it) where it is

humid, and wait until the roots

have developed. Then, pot.

www.gardener.kiwi

Local

News

Now

Madagascan beauty with attitude

• By Shannon Hunt

SIMPLE, uncluttered garden

design is especially appropriate

when space is limited.

Whether you want a serene

look or something dramatic, you

can achieve it by mass planting

just a few carefully chosen

plant species, each with strong

features.

Flowers are not essential (year

round good looks and healthy

foliage are more important), but

as seasonal highlights they can

make the garden all the more

interesting.

Mass planting by itself can be

dull. Break up the monotony by

choosing an accent plant that

can be repeated throughout the

Fire rages, homes at risk

POT PLANT: The crown of thorns likes a dry environment and

three hours of sun in a day.

Simple is best – don’t clutter your garden

TIDY: If you are going to have a feature in your garden, make it plain.

design. Planting in pots adds

extra zing and makes it easy to

change or relocate your accent

plants when you feel like a new

look, or a change between seasons.

As well as accents, every garden

needs a strong focal point.

Often a sculpture, this could also

be a piece of furniture or garden

architecture, a water feature, or

just one stunning plant in a spectacular

pot.

Container gardening is a great

way to enjoy getting your hands

dirty. The trend is towards simplicity

– bigger pots and less of

them.

Classy containers deserve

classy plants, and those that last

the distance. For pots in prime

positions choose plants with a

strong well-defined shape, preferably

symmetrical so that they

look good from all angles.

When we plant whole groups

of a few carefully chosen varieties,

the effect is bold and deliberate,

bringing strength and

character to the garden.

But not all plants are suitable

for mass planting. Anything

with a downtime is going to be

a blot on your landscape for a

large part of the year. So the first

priority is to choose a plant that

looks great for at least most of

the year.

Lifestyle fencing

now sold at canterbury timber

and Hardware

please call in for your free quote today!

new

product

www.taitapugardentour.nz

Tickets available from Eventfinda

Your Local Timber Merchant

NEW ENTRANCE: 167 Manion Road, Rolleston

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Mon-Fri: 7am-5pm Saturday: 8am-12pm

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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

who you discover. Phone Bev

Robb on 318 8315 for more information.

Darfield Library, 1 South Tce

Crafternoon – craft and chat

Wednesday, 2pm

Go along to drop-in craft sessions

at Leeston Library. Share

and learn new skills, swap tips,

improve your techniques and

be inspired while crafting with

others. Take along your own

projects, materials and crafting

kits. No bookings required. All

ages and abilities welcome.

Leeston Library, 19 Messines St,

Leeston

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,

Leeston

Email emily.oconnell@starmedia.kiwi by

5pm each Wednesday

Finnegans Runners

Wednesday, 6pm

Go along and enjoy some social

running over a 3km or 6km

course. Walk or run and it is all

for fun. Visit the Finnegans Runners’

Facebook page for more

information. Gold coin

donation.

Finnegans Irish Bar/Prebbleton

Tavern, 585 Springs Rd

Starting and Maintaining a

Worm Farm

Saturday, 10-11.30am

Worm farming is a fun way

to turn your organic waste,

such as kitchen scraps, into rich

fertiliser for your garden in

the form of worm castings and

worm tea. The session will be

presented by Sharon Breakwell

from Wastebusters. Gold coin

donation appreciated. For more

information phone Ruth Wood

on 325 2193 or email

ruth.wood@xtra.co.nz.

Lincoln Envirotown

Community Gardens, James St,

Lincoln

Time for Fun - Saturday

Activities

Saturday, 2-3pm

Go along to your local library

this Saturday afternoon for some

free fun. Most events are suitable

for all ages but children younger

than 8-years-old will require active

adult supervision.

All Selwyn libraries

Patchwork Plus

Monday, 10am-3pm

Take along any craft you wish

and have a chat. Phone Jill Percy

on 324 2331 for information.

Leeston Library, 19 Messines St

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

St Patrick’s Friendship and

Craft Group

Tuesday, 1.30-3.30pm

The group meet on the first

and the third Tuesdays of the

month. All welcome to this informal

gathering. Any inquiries,

phone Yvonne Morgan on 366

9795 or 027 334 1151.

Lincoln Library, 22 Gerald St,

Lincoln

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,

Go along to the

monthly Lego Club

and have some fun

with Lego led by

experts from the

House of Bricks.

The free session will

be held from 3.30 to

4.30pm, on Monday.

Recommended for

primary school-aged

children. Children

under eightyears-old

must be

accompanied by an

adult. No bookings

required. Leeston

Libruary, 19 Messines

St. Email libraries@

selwynlibraries.co.nz

for more information. ​

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.

NZ and international harpist to

play a concert harp in an intimate

setting at the Selwyn Gallery

Selwyn residents have an exciting

opportunity to see and hear Helen Webby,

NZ and international harpist, now based

in Christchurch, play a concert harp in

an intimate setting at the Selwyn Gallery,

Darfield on Sunday, 30 September,

4.00pm.

A native of Whangarei, Helen began

playing the harp at the age of twelve

when her brother Kim built her a concert

harp of NZ Red Beech. She earned a

Bachelor of Music in Harp Performance

from the University of Auckland in 1989,

and completed a Master’s degree in

Harp and Music Teaching from the

Hochschule for Music in Hamburg in

1996.

While based in Germany Helen

led a busy career as a chamber and

orchestral musician, and in 2000

returned to New Zealand as principal

harp with the Christchurch Symphony.

She has toured for Chamber Music

NZ and Arts on Tour NZ, premiered

NZ works at the 2006 American Harp

Society convention, and performed

with the New Zealand Symphony on

tour in Vienna and Germany.

Her CD, ‘Pluck’, is the first anthology

of NZ harp music to be released. The

production of ‘Pluck’ is the subject

of the documentary film ‘Harps Make

Fine Companions’, produced by Otago

University.

In 2010 Helen founded the

Christchurch Harp Orchestra,a group of

twenty harpists of all ages who spread

the magic of the harp far and wide. Her

website is www.harp.co.nz.

The opening half of the concert will

be performed on the concert harp, and

the second half will feature a number

of big and small harps. As part of the

programme Helen will say a lot about

the harps, and will invite questions at the

conclusion when refreshments will also be

served.

There is limited seating for this

concert at the Selwyn Gallery.

Purchase tickets online at treasurer.

mcac@xtra.co.nz or come to 17 South

Terrace, Darfield. Adults $25/students

$15.


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Wednesday September 12 2018 33

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Discount given for 4 or more

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Contact Sharon Carrick

(Johnston Civil Ltd)

sharon@johnstons.net.nz

or (03) 324-3744

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Ph for orders

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Fertilisers also available

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8.2m x 4.5m x 1.37m was $9,600 noW $8,800 2 onLy

9.3m x 4.5m x 1.37m was $10,600 noW $9,700 2 onLy

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baHamas - salt capable

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THe BeST PRoPeRTieS AcRoSS

THe SeLWYn DiSTRicT

INSIDE

PUBLiSHeD eVeRY WeDneSDAY

Week commencing WeDneSDAY, 12TH SePTemBeR 2018

To The Manor Born

The style and elegance of this home are

apparent as soon as you walk in the door. The

foyer leads you into the heart of the home to

five bedrooms (master with dressing room) and

modern bathroom upstairs. Downstairs offers

one (could be two bedrooms) large formal lounge

and bathroom with spa bath. The ‘farmstyle’

kitchen offers huge pantry space, breakfast

island, gas hobs and a large oven. The family

room adjoins with extra ‘study nook’ area and

offers a large log burner and beautiful French

doors to verandah and garden. There is also

another full bathroom with wet-area shower.

Even enough space for B & B possibilitie.

Outside on this 2,077m2 property there are two

double garages a stunning and private alfresco

area and gardens are established and add to the

beauty of this home.

Price: $599,000

www.farmlandsrealestate.co.nz

Property ID LE1618

Noel Lowery

Contact:

Phone: 0274 328 859

email: noel.lowery@farmlands.co.nz

Tracy Stevenson

Contact:

Phone: 027 543 9029

email: tracy.stevenson@farmlands.co.nz

23 High Street, Leeston Call for an appointment to view


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Richard Tait (Taitie)

M 027 777 8080

P 03 347 4711

Katie Harrison

M 021 135 0887

P 03 347 4711

Richard Tait (Taitie)

M 027 777 8080

P 03 347 4711

View Saturday 1:15pm-1:45pm and

Sunday 12pm-12:30pm

Katie Harrison

M 021 135 0887

Caine Hopcroft

M 027 330 1002

Contributor to realestate.co.nz

Andrew Saré

M 021 714 287

P 03 349 9919

Four Seasons Realty 2017 Ltd | Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Shona Robb

M 027 229 3657

P 03 347 4711

Your home for local property

harcourts.co.nz


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Upper Riccarton 87 Middlepark Road 606sqm A 3 B 1 C 1 I

Charming & Very Affordable!

Viewing is a must of this, lovely north facing home,

located close to sought after schools. With lots of

lovingly restored wood panelling & high skirting boards

this home (especially for the price) is a pleasure to view.

3 bedrooms, all with wardrobes, sunny lounge, heat

pump, HRV system. French doors open to private

outdoor area at the rear of the house. 606m2 section on

TC1 land. RV $385,000 - Don't delay!

For Sale

$389,000

View by appointment

www.harcourts.co.nz/HR4955

Kayleen Woodgate

M 0274 348 178

Kayleen Woodgate

P 03 349 9919

M 0274 348 178 P 03 349 9919

Four Seasons Realty 2017 Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008

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

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

For Sale

$649,000

View Sunday 1-1.30pm

Facebook: @HarcourtsRolleston

www.harcourts.co.nz/RL1887

Caine Hopcroft

M 027 330 1002 P 03 347 4711 1411

Four Seasons Realty 2017 Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008

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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

Price By Negotiation

View

Saturday & Sunday 2.00 - 2.30pm

Facebook: @HarcourtsRolleston

Caine Hopcroft

www.harcourts.co.nz/RL2000

M Caine 027 330 Hopcroft 1002

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

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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

For Sale

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

September 2018 (unless sold prior)

View

Saturday & Sunday: 3-3.30pm

Facebook: Caine Hopcroft @HarcourtsRolleston

www.harcourts.co.nz/RL2004

M 027 330 1002

Caine Hopcroft

P 03 347 4711

M 027 330 1002 P 03 347 1411

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Prebbleton 12 Birchlea Court 903sqm A 4 B 2 C 2 I 2 K

Renovated And Ready - Owners Have Purchased!

Located in a quiet cul-de-sac with a private north-facing

outlook and established landscaped gardens.

Extensively renovated open-plan living spaces , a stylish

new kitchen offering an expansive granite island bench

and great storage. Ideal for families or for entertaining

with two interconnecting living areas plus the new

conservatory offering further living options.

Welcome

Jan Green

Lincoln Office

“Excited to be part of

the team at the new

Lincoln office and

looking forward to

supporting all new

and existing clients”.

027 222 8736

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For Sale

$739,000

View Saturday and Sunday 12.00-12.30pm

www.harcourts.co.nz/RL2008

Shona Robb

Shona M 027 229 Robb 3657

M P 03 027347 229 4711 3657 P 03 347 4711

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Big & Beautiful - But Must Be Sold!

With the warmer months just around the corner,

now is the time to get ready for summer in your

huge new home! Positioned to make the most of

the sunshine. Instantly welcoming, you are sure

to love the layout & features the home has

including great living areas, a huge, functional

kitchen and 5 good sized bedrooms. Fabulous

location close and zoned for both Rolleston

College & West Rolleston Primary. Don't miss the

opportunity to view. House's of this size do not

last on the market long! Vendors instructions are

this must be sold.

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Rolleston 51 Bethany Road 1064sqm A 5 B 2 C 1 D 1 E 3 I

For Sale

Deadline Treaty 03 Oct 2018 by 2PM

View Sat & Sun 2.30 - 3.15 PM

www.harcourts.co.nz/RL2012

Nyressa Vincent Vincent

M 027 515 7045

nyressa.vincent@harcourts.co.nz

P 03 347 4711

Four Seasons Realty 2017 Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Your home for local property


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

DIVORCE DEMANDS SALE!!

LIFESTYLE OPTIONS!

AUCTION

WEB ID ROU62032

ROLLESTON

45 Fairfield Way

Due to a matrimonial split, the family home must be

SOLD – Its got to go!

This oversized 253sqm home is built for the larger

family, its generous entrance shows and sets the scene

for the whole house his Family home is well-appointed

and designed, it ensures there is room enough now or

to grow as in time.

Call Paul today for an Auction pack.

Location, Location, Location!

AUCTION

VIEW Thursday 13 Sep 6.00 - 7.00pm

AUCTION 10.30am, Sat 15th Sep, 2018, (unless sold prior)

Paul Frewen

Mobile 021 428 246

Office 03 929 0306

paul.frewen@pb.co.nz

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WEB ID DFL63568

ROLLESTON

2/469 Maddisons Road

VIEW Sunday 16 Sep 1.00 - 1.30pm

This unique 5ha lifestyle property has options galore,

featuring a compact 2-bedroom cottage with modern

kitchen/living that opens onto a large north-facing deck

excellent for outdoor living, one bathroom and attached

carport. In addition the property also has resource

consent to allow construction of a main dwelling whilst

retaining the existing cottage as an additional family

unit. Our Vendor has ensured the properties well water

supply and septic facilities have been future proofed to

allow for such development providing an excellent head Gareth Cox

start to the astute purchaser.

Mobile 021 250 9714

gareth@pb.co.nz

FROM $610,000 + GST (IF ANY)

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DARFIELD

37 McLaughlins Road

Well situated, this immaculate, low maintenance threebedroom

family home is just a hop skip & a jump from

local Schools and handy amenities.

VIEW Sunday 16 Sep 1.30 - 2.00pm

$448,000

- Open plan kitchen, dining and large lounge with nook

- Log-burner with wetback, HTS to all 3 bedrooms

- Fully fenced section, off-street-parking

- Detached two-car garaging, 2 garden sheds

All you need in a price bracket to please – call Amy for a

private viewing if you can’t make the open home.

Amy Jones

Mobile 021 077 9945

amy.jones@pb.co.nz

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Lisa Oquist

M 027 643 2358 P 03 929 0306

lisao@pb.co.nz

Bev Saunders

M 027 666 1219 P 03 313 8022

bev.saunders@pb.co.nz

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REAL ESTATE SPECIALISTS

9 Dryden Ave, Rolleston

41 Farnborough Way, Rolleston

OFFERS OvER $393,000

all offers to be presented 5pm 12th September (unless sold prior)

A Smart Decision for Easy Living!

Modern throughout & just three years old, this

two-bedroom property offers cosy & sun-filled living

in the popular setting of Faringdon. The open plan

living area is superbly positioned for optimum natural

light & flows out to the patio & immaculate garden

for easy entertaining. Both bedrooms include built-in

storage & are supported by a bathroom that comes

complete with a separate bath & shower, & the heat

pump ensures you’ll be kept comfortable year-round.

Equally attractive to downsizers or investors, it could

also be an ideal first home! Interested buyers are

advised to proceed swiftly. Contact Mike for more

information.

Offers Over $576,000

all offers to be presented 5pm 20th September (unless sold prior)

Effortless Contemporary Living!

If convenience and comfort is an absolute priority, then

this four-bedroom home in the heart of Rolleston will

prove to be a desirable property in every respect.

With an emphasis on expandable everyday living,

entertaining is an absolute breeze with open plan

living, a formal lounge and a patio which are seamlessly

accessed by sliding & bi-fold doors off the central zone.

The four bedrooms are complemented by two

bathrooms, and one of these is an ensuite for the master

bedroom which also has a walk in robe.

With low-maintenance yet well-proportioned gardens

and plenty of off-street parking as well a double garage

this property is sure to tick a lot of boxes.

Demand is always high in this popular location, and you

are encouraged to act quick! Contact Mike now for

more information.

2/109 Racecourse Road, Sockburn Make Sure You’re in the Race!

OFFERS OvER $309,000

all offers to be presented 5pm 26th September (unless sold prior)

Located just moments from all the action this tidy

two-bedroom home presents a superb choice for firsttime

buyers and downsizers. Various enhancements

assist in elevating comfort levels and include fresh

carpeting, an updated bathroom heater and the

efficiency offered by new LED lighting.

The vendor is committed to handing the keys over,

and interested parties are encouraged to act quickly.

Contact Mike or Elyse for more information.

Mike Goatley

027 249 5561

Stephen Ferguson

021 224 2000

Trevor McIvor

027 444 2814

Fraser Mackintosh

027 286 8161

Elyse Campbell

021 187 6217

Nicola Curtis

Administrator

Julz Sibbe

Administrator

68 Rolleston Drive, Rolleston

0800 645 346

www.oneagencyres.co.nz

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For Sale

NEW LISTING

Hororata | 765 Downs Road

27 Hectares

Ashwood Downs. Very attractive and well maintained deer farm

with four bedroom home and detached three car garage. The

home is heated by a log-burner and night-store heater in the hall.

The landscaping and shelter around the house is a feature, as is

the farm layout, with a central lane and shelter in all paddocks.

Farm buildings include 3-bay hayshed, 3-bay implement shed and

a storage shed. Excellent deer handling facilities in a 3-bay shed.

Deer paddocks make up approximately 18ha of the total. Call us

today to view. | Property ID AM1110

Deadline Sale

Closing 4pm, Wednesday

17 October 2018

Inspection

By appointment

Contact

Hamish Anderson 027 678 8888

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

Springston | 225 Leeston Road

5,699m 2

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

Closing 2pm, Thursday

27 September 2018

Inspection

By appointment

Contact

Ron Ferguson 027 498 6256

Leeston | 56 Manse Road

4,452m 2

Price

By Negotiation

Flaxton | 246 Revells Road

4 Hectares

Price

Negotiable over $799,000

When Town Meets Country. This three year old, four double

bedroom, two bathroom home is within easy walking distance to all

local amenities. Open-plan living, luxurious kitchen with full butler’s

pantry, separate lounge with log burner on wetback. Great indoor/

outdoor flow to sun-drenched patio areas. A 4,452m 2 section with

12x8m American style lock-up barn. Beautifully landscaped section

with magnificent veggie garden, fruit trees, tunnel house, plus the

bonus of a fenced paddock to graze a pony or a few sheep. Call

today for a viewing. | Property ID LE1641

Inspection

By appointment

Contact

Tracy Stevenson 027 543 9029

Noel Lowery 027 432 8859

Large Family Wanted. Well designed sunny home located only

five minutes from the motorway. With six bedrooms plus large office/

seventh bedroom and two living areas there’s plenty of room for the

large family. Enjoy the warmth of the log fire, solar hot water and

wetback on the fire. Built-in vacuum system. Great indoor/outdoor

flow with bi-fold doors from the living to the outdoors. The kids will be

kept busy with the Cam river which is well known for it’s whitebait a

few steps from the boundary. Add your touch to the landscaping to

personalise. Bring the horse and livestock to graze. | Property ID RA1789

Inspection

By appointment

Contact

Alan Eastwick 027 447 0007

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

Licensed under REAA 2008


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What to ask a real estate agent

Selling a home is a big life decision, both

financially and emotionally. The journey

can be a roller coaster, which is why

finding a licensed real estate agent you feel

comfortable with is so important.

“Remember, you’re looking for the

person who you’re going to trust to sell

what’s likely to be your biggest asset. Their

success (or failure) will have a marked

impact on your new life plan,” says Kevin

Lampen-Smith, chief executive of the Real

Estate Authority (REA).

New Zealand has about 15,000 real estate

agents who help people navigate big-deal

transactions every day.

“The trick is to find the one that will be

best for your situation,” he says.

“If you’re going to get the best out of

your real estate agent – and they’re going

to get the best price and

conditions for your property

– then you need to put the

work in before you sign with

anyone. That means basing

your decision on more

than gut feel or the fact that

their office was easy to park

outside,” he says.

You need someone who

understands what it takes to

sell a property like yours

and a proven track

record to show for it.

You also need to feel

comfortable with

them personally

– if you don’t

find them pleasant to deal with then buyers

may not enjoy the experience either.

If you’re not sure how to get the ball

rolling, ask the agent the following

questions:

- What do you know about my

neighbourhood? How are sales in this area

and who is buying?

- Do you work independently or with

other agents?

- What kind of advertising or marketing

do you use – and which ones will work for

my property? What extra marketing costs

will I have to pay?

- What are your commission rates? Are

you open to negotiation?

- Do you have testimonials or references

from people whose properties you have

sold in the last three months?

- What do you recommend I do to

prepare my home for sale?

- Why should I hire you?

Asking these questions helps you

form a picture of the agent’s experience,

knowledge and how they structure their

business.

“These days you’d expect an agent’s

marketing plan to have an online focus

that includes major property websites and

social media. Find out what the marketing

plan will cost and ask them to explain their

rationale – you’re the one paying for this

service, after all,” Lampen-Smith explains.

Remember that you can negotiate on the

marketing costs and commission – don’t be

afraid to ask the agents if they are interested

in an incentive-based commission, where

they will earn more commission if they sell

your property above a certain price.

Once you’ve found the agent you think

you’d like to work with, check them out

on the Real Estate Authority’s (REA)

online public register, which will tell you

if the agent holds a current licence. This is

important because it’s illegal to carry out

real estate agency work without a licence

and if you deal with an unlicensed person

the REA will be unable to help you if things

go wrong.

When you’ve decided on an agent, the

terms and conditions of your contract will

be set out in an agency agreement that

you both sign. This is a legal document,

so make sure you get advice from a lawyer

and that you understand your rights and

responsibilities.

For independent information and

guidance on buying or selling property,

check out settled.govt.nz.

New Zealand’s leading rural real estate company

RURAL | LIFESTYLE | RESIDENTIAL

AUCTION

Recommended Low Cost Dairy Opportunity

Our motivated vendor is offering a 198ha irrigated

dairy farm with a 70-bail rotary shed to the market.

Calving 670 cows this season, this is one of the best

designed dairy farms we have seen, with the dairy

shed well located in the centre of the property giving

short walking distances for the cows. The irrigation

storage dam with approximately 12 days storage, as

well as the ground water consent for 583,000m3

annual take, gives the property irrigation security. The

three houses give ample accommodation and the

centre pivot irrigation makes this a low cost simple

property to manage.

pggwre.co.nz/CHR28595

Oxford

PRICE BY NEGOTIATION

Plus GST (if any)

Sam Davidson

M 027 488 8269

Mark Clyne

M 027 531 2964

PGG Wrightson Real Estate Limited, licensed under REAA 2008

Views From The Deck

For sale for the first time in two generations. The

property sits in a magnificent location with stunning

harbour views. Our vendor has spent many an hour

over the years enjoying the sound of the tuis in the

neighbouring bush and the activity of boats and

swimmers on the harbour while relaxing on the deck.

The bach was built in 1974 and is the perfect getaway

with a good deck facing north and two bedrooms. The

property has two access ways and the good sized

section (1368sqm) offers plenty of parking.

pggwre.co.nz/CHR28723

Takamatua

AUCTION

(Unless Sold Prior)

1.00pm, Thursday 27 September

VIEW 12.00-12.45pm, Sunday

Sam Davidson

M 027 488 8269

Mark Clyne

M 027 531 2964

pggwre.co.nz


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Fix those

minor defects

Start out front, cleaning, clearing and

decluttering the yard to make a good

impression on buyers.

It’s a rare house that doesn’t have defects.

Even newly renovated ones can have

features that detract for buyers. But there

are ways for sellers to deflect attention

from them without pretending they’re not

there. The three main ways of dealing with

defects are:

1. Fix them.

2. Draw the eye away from them.

3. Use them as a selling point.

Simple defects can be fixed easily. Start

out front. Overgrown bushes can be

trimmed, or replaced with a few matching

plants, old fences and front doors can be

painted or stained, and the paths cleaned.

Do this even if a property is a do-up.

You want to give the impression that

buyers can move into the house and chip

away at the work in their own time

If you have time and money, paint sills

and eaves using accents.

Inside, the first thing buyers see is the

hallway, which can be brightened up with

a lick of paint. The neutral paint trick can

also be used to paint over dated wallpaper,

completely changing the look and feel of a

tired house.

Bathrooms and kitchens are important to

buyers, and the eye settles on vanities and

benches. These can be resurfaced relatively

quickly to give a modern look.

If the seller can’t repaint or tile the

bathroom bring in high quality matching

towels, which become a feature in the

room and draw the eye from the less than

desirable walls and features. Nice vases and

flowers will do the same.

Replacing handles and knobs to draw

attention away from the units themselves.

This reduces the number of “I have to do

this” thoughts in potential buyers’ minds.

Drawing the eye away from a multitude

of sins is exactly the thing to do.

If you see an empty house the eye always

goes to marks on the carpet and walls and

this will lower the price expectation.”

Drawing the eye to the furniture and

furnishings, creates better flow, and de

cluttering makes buyers feel the home

would be a nice place to live in.

The other way to handle the property’s

defects is to raise them with the buyer

before they see them.

If the carpet is bad, for example, you

can say: “Hey, they were going to replace

the carpet but they decided to leave it to

you to choose a new carpet and priced it

accordingly.”

Finally, good old fashioned elbow grease

is essential in all properties to remove

those sins that are simply cleanable.

Whitecliffs 284 Whitecliffs Road

Country village lifestyle

3 1 2 2

Rolleston 234 Rolleston Drive

Modern Living on a Budget

3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathroom | 1 Living | 2 Garage

You’ll love this impeccably presented, stylish & affordable north facing 3

double bedroom, 2 bathroom (family & master with en-suite) home that

is well positioned to capture the all-day sun. 150m2 (approx.) floor area,

easy care section (500sqm more or less) with two outdoor living areas

and raised garden beds. Retirees, empty nesters, families - this ‘neat as a

pin’ property has all the modern conveniences you are looking for.

Deadline Sale: Thurs 4th October 2018 at 12pm

(unless sold prior)

Web mikepero.com/RX1572532

View: Thursday & Sunday

3:00pm-3:30pm or by appointment.

Leonie Constable

Mike Pero Burnside

03 421 7355

027 543 4440

leonie.constable@mikepero.com

Appealing family home in Whitecliffs could be the

relaxed way of life you have been seeking. Main

bedroom has outdoor access, two other bedrooms

attract plenty of the day’s sun plus there are two

bathrooms, plus another room that is ideal for an

office. Spacious and cosy living area with woodburner

and heat pump. Well laid out kitchen, ample

bench space with a garden view. The weatherboard

exterior, iron roof and mostly double glazed

aluminium joinery leans towards easy maintenance. A

large double garage, established garden and location

handy to Glentunnel School is perfect for families.

For Sale offers invited over $485,000

View by appointment

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

0800 000 525

bayleys.co.nz/557988


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NEW LISTING

McLeans Island 262 Chattertons Road

Duvauchelle Totara Drive

A substantial leasehold block

This is an exciting opportunity to purchase a 471.5ha

lease-hold grazing property close to Christchurch

City. The purchaser will own the interest in the lease

and all improvements. The property has 49ha

irrigated from a 40 l/second consent and includes a

three-bedroom home, two-room sleepout, threestand

RB woolshed and covered yards, implement

shed and cattle yards with loading ramp and head bail.

It is suited to dairy support, sheep breeding and lamb

fattening and would be a great entry-level property,

support block or stand-a-lone unit.

bayleys.co.nz/558258

3 1 1

For Sale by Deadline Private Treaty

(unless sold prior)

4pm, Thu 4 Oct 2018

3 Deans Ave, Chch

View by appointment

Ben Turner 027 530 1400

ben.turner@bayleys.co.nz

Mike Adamson 027 221 1909

Peter Foley 021 754 737

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED REAA 2008

Totara Drive Estate - harbour

sections available

Totara Drive Estate is a peaceful, scenic harbour-side

development with 12 affordable titled sections

remaining priced from $140,000. Situated just over an

hour's drive from Christchurch and close to the

thriving seaside town of Akaroa makes it just far

enough away to be the perfect home away from home

location. The sections all have their own unique feel

and enjoying magical sea and harbour views. Service

connections available to all sections including power,

water, telephone, sewerage and stormwater.

bayleys.co.nz/552098

For Sale $140,000

Richard Innes 027 522 9598

richard.innes@bayleys.co.nz

Jeremy Gould 027 436 1581

jeremy.gould@bayleys.co.nz

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED REAA 2008

Boundary lines are indicative only

West Melton 1/131 Langdales Road

Private, peaceful & full of possibilities

This 4.2 hectare property hosts a three-bedroom residence and a detached studio providing buyers with a wealth of

space and alluring options. Attention to detail is evident upon entering the contemporary lower level living space

with a soaring cathedral ceiling enhancing the feeling of spaciousness. The large mezzanine, two studies and a

partially converted shed offer additional living areas. Outside your options for entertaining and relaxation include

decking with a spa area and a further outdoor setting that overlooks the stream. A studio space that adjoins a twobay

lockable shed is currently utilised as a B&B. The sprawling section incorporates two paddocks with sheep and

cattle fencing. Situated within easy reach of excellent schooling and the West Melton township, it is approx 25

minutes from the CBD which ensures you can enjoy the serenity of country life in a city-fringe location.

bayleys.co.nz/557977

4 2 4 2

For Sale by Deadline Private Treaty

(unless sold prior)

1pm, Thu 27 Sep 2018

174a Papanui Road, Merivale

View 3-3.30pm Sun 16 Sep

Mick Sidey 027 229 8888

mick.sidey@bayleys.co.nz

Sally Hargreaves 021 125 1545

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


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Your guide to Show Homes & New Sections

in the Selwyn District

A village lifestyle

Ten 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom villas and a soon to be

completed standalone townhouse are already on site at

Woodcroft Estate where there is flexibility to purchase an

existing villa or have one purpose built.

A show home for those over 55 can be found near

Devon Green in Rolleston.

Developed by the Manor Group with Generation

Homes South undertaking the building work, the first

villas became available at Woodcroft Estate two years

ago.

“We chose Generation Homes for their high standard

of workmanship, quality finish and assurance provided

through the Master Builders’ guarantee,” explains

Bronwen Wormald, Villages Operation Manager.

Ten, 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom villas and a soon

to be completed standalone townhouse are already on

site at Woodcroft Estate where there is flexibility to

purchase an existing villa or have one purpose built.

Manor Group representative Corinne Blackie guides

clients, liaising with Generation Homes to ensure a

smooth building process.

Each villa is designed for an individual’s needs with

clients having input into the design, size, internal

finishing, décor and colour schemes.

Clever design ensures a spacious feel in Woodcroft

Estate’s generous 145sqm three bedroom show home

while including all the features of a modern home.

There is choice in kitchen design and many

accessible features like the under-bench

microwave, oven positioned at a good

height and ample room for movement

between kitchen and living. Should

island dining be desired, this can also be

incorporated.

This warm sunny villa has sliders that

seamlessly flow to a north facing Kwila

deck with no step from the living area.

In the generous master bedroom there is

a walk-in robe and ensuite, and as in the

main bathroom, these feature roomy, level

entry walk-in showers and good sized

vanities.

The laundry resides in the long single

garage where there is extra space for a

dryer, freezer or cupboards. There are also

two good sized storage cupboards within

the villa and a heat pump. The Manor

100%

CapItal GaIn

to the ResIDent

Group also offer the capacity for a double garage, as is

the case for the villa next door to the show home.

Woodcroft Estate is a secured village with a 24/7

emergency call button in each unit, hooking up to the

live on-site couple/manager.

This lifestyle village is the first of its kind in the

South Island for the Manor Group; a Tauranga based

company with 30 years’ retirement village development

and management experience.

Woodcroft Estate differs from a more traditional

retirement village in that while the land is not freehold

and a Licence to Occupy exists, residents do not

lose a percentage of their initial investment when

they sell. Instead, they collectively own their village

with the Manor Group, who are registered under the

Retirement Villages Act, assisting in its management

and the sales process when residents sell. The proceeds,

including capital gain go back to the resident who

determines their villa’s selling price.

To view Woodcroft Estate’s show home, visit 32

Kendon Drive. It is open 10am until 2pm, Monday to

Friday or by appointment by calling Corinne on 03

4217 796 or emailing: sales@woodcroftestate.co.nz.

$1,000 FullY

ReFunDable

DeposIt

neW shoW hoMe open

MonDaY to FRIDaY 10am to 2pm

E S T A T E

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

WOODCROFT WAY, 28 KENDON DRIVE, ROLLESTON, CANTERBURY

Rolleston’s neW ReGIsteReD RetIReMent vIllaGe

• Initial weekly fee of $75 includes rates & full insurance

• Gated community and emergency call button in each villa

• Two & three bedroom villas with single/double garage from $400,000

• On Site Manager and a Pavilion and Bowling Green

• Weekend viewing by appointment

• Call Corinne 021 821 683

www.manorgroup.co.nz


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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

QUALITY & MODERN NEW HOMES AT A

FIXED PRICE, ON TIME – GUARANTEED!

Lot 217 Branthwaite, Rolleston $475,000

Three bedroom architecturally designed home;

master bedroom with ensuite; modern kitchen with

appliances; spacious living & dining; heat pump, LED

lighting & double garage; 10 year Certified Builders

Guarantee.

Lot 11 Copper Ridge, Halswell $579,000

Three bedroom architecturally designed home;

master bedroom with ensuite & walk in robe; modern

kitchen with appliances; spacious living & dining;

heat pump, LED lighting & double garage; 10 year

Certified Builders Guarantee.

Lot 137 Branthwaite, Rolleston $529,000

Three bedroom architecturally designed mono pitch

home; master bedroom with ensuite; modern kitchen

with appliances; spacious living & dining; heat pump,

LED lighting & double garage; 10 year Certified

Builders Guarantee.

Amit is very approachable and has excellent communication

skills. He brings energy, drive and professionalism to his job each day.

He is one of the most positive, engaged and accessible people you

can meet. Amit is a person you can trust when you want to be sure

that tasks will be completed in a systematic and precise way.

Like us on Facebook: Generation Homes Christchurch

AMIT SRIVASTAV

New Home Sales Consultant

1 Richmond Ave, Halswell

M 022 076 4631

E amits@generation.co.nz

www.generation.co.nz

www.generation.co.nz/christchurch

MAKING BUILDING easy


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Verdeco Park, a

better lifestyle

For Lease

41 Shelley Street,

Rolleston

Verdeco Park is a unique subdivision in

Lincoln with a holistic focus on lifestyle

and community involvement.

The subdivision is currently being

developed with a comprehensive view that

promotes sustainability along with better

and healthier home builds.

For Lease

As part of the community development

to promote healthier and greener lifestyles,

there are plans for a community orchard

and garden with the aim of providing

educational and fundraising opportunities

for local schools.

Three hectares of recreational reserve

with native plantings are also in the

development, along with over 3km of

walking and cycling tracks that offer

several exercise stations around the

perimeter of the subdivision.

Continuing the theme of sustainability,

Verdeco Park will be lit with solar street

lights, and all section fencing will be built

with a non-toxic, eco-friendly composite

of bamboo and recycled plastic. The fences

will be long-lasting and without the need

to be painted or stained.

The subdivision, situated behind

Lincoln University, includes 113 LZ

residential sections ranging from 640m2

to 1000m2 and 112 L3 rural residential

sections ranging from 3000m2 to 6000m2.

For more information about Verdeco

Park, call Ben Harris from Bayleys on

021 995 596.

For Lease

› Opportunity to Sub Lease

› 158sqm floor area

› Nicely presented office

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plus gst

Mary Cooper 027 4327296

mary@mbcook.co.nz

03 343 0600

mbcook.co.nz

41 Shelley Street,

Rolleston

Mary Cooper 027 4327296

mary@mbcook.co.nz

Licensed Real Estate Agent REAA 2008

03 343 0600

mbcook.co.nz

ID#19699a

41 Shelley Street,

Rolleston

Licensed Real Estate Agent REAA 2008

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3 Sunline Avenue, Lincoln

Ray White Lincoln

21B Sheridan Drive, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

40 Southey Street, Sydenham

Ray White Rolleston

12 Birchlea Court, Prebbleton

Harcourts Rolleston

113a Takamatua Bay Road, Takamatua

PGG Wrightson Real Estate Canterbury

65 Parkstone Avenue, Ilam

Ray White Rolleston

4 Brittan Drive, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

25 Goldrush Lane, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

22 Rossington Drive, West Melton

Ray White West Melton

35 Globe Bay Drive, Templeton

Ray White Lincoln

670 Springston Rolleston Road, Rolleston

Harcourts Rolleston

9 Da Vinci Avenue, Leeston

Matson & Allan Leeston

16 Cassini Way, Leeston

Matson & Allan Leeston

8 Raymond Place, West Melton

Matson & Allan Rolleston

1016 Weedons Ross Road, West Melton

Ray White West Melton

22 Sovereign Gardens, Halswell

Harcourts Hornby

9 Clydesdale Way, Lincoln

Harcourts Hornby

9 Mountain View Place, Leeston

Matson & Allan Leeston

3/102 Picton Avenue, Riccarton

Harcourts Hornby

8b Dewar Lane, Prebbleton

Harcourts Rolleston

18 Boulez mews, Rolleston

Harcourts Rolleston

2/469 Maddisons Road, Rolleston

Property Brokers

2373 Bealey Road Hororata

PGG Wrightson Real Estate Canterbury

65 Craig Thompson Drive, Lincoln

Harcourts Rolleston

664 Springston Rolleston Road, Rolleston

Harcourts Rolleston

39 Ledbury Drive, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

31 Cardigan Bay Place, Addington

Ray White Rolleston

1141A Greendale Road, Darfield

Matson & Allan Darfield

6 Russell Street, Darfield

Matson & Allan Darfield

4 Bronte Way, Rolleston

Matson & Allan Rolleston

26 Moore Street, Rolleston

Matson & Allan Rolleston

25 Brittan Drive, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

1434 Coaltrack Lane, Greendale

Ray White Rolleston

1/41 Clarence Street South, Addington

Ray White Rolleston

5 Landsborough Drive, Darfield

Property Brokers

33 Carston Street, Leeston

Matson & Allan Leeston

10 Shillingford Boulevard, Rolleston

Ray White Lincoln

18 Ledbury Drive, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

38 Payne Court, Lincoln

Ray White Lincoln

45 Farnborough Street, Aranui

Ray White Lincoln

1/51 Inwoods Road, Parklands

Ray White Lincoln

41 Lignite Drive, Rolleston

Matson & Allan Rolleston

14 Petticoat Lane, Doyleston

Matson & Allan Leeston

1 Greenan Place, Doyleston

Ray White Rolleston

2 Gainsborough court, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

786 Weedons Ross Road, West Melton

Ray White West Melton

45 Farnborough Street, Aranui

Ray White Lincoln

3 Juniper Place, Prebbleton

Harcourts Hornby

Units 8 & 10 Brendans Lane,

51 Kirk Road, Templeton

Harcourts Hornby

1.45pm – 2.15pm 43 Masefield Drive, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

2.00pm – 2.30pm 8 Eastfield Drive, Lincoln

Ray White Lincoln

2.00pm – 2.30pm 20 Thames Drive, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

2.00pm – 2.30pm 1133 Goulds road, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

2.00pm – 2.30pm 81 Dryden Ave, Rolleston

Property Brokers

2.00pm – 2.30pm 47 Oak Tree Lane, Rolleston

Harcourts Rolleston

2.00pm – 2.30pm 150 Michael Street, Rakaia

Property Brokers

2.00pm – 2.30pm 98 Caledonian Road, St Albans

Ray White West Melton

2.00pm – 2.30pm 5/781 East Maddisons Road, Rolleston

Harcourts Rolleston

2.00pm – 2.30pm 3 George Street, Rolleston

Harcourts Rolleston

2.00pm – 2.30pm 274 Lincoln Rolleston Road, Rolleston

Matson & Allan Rolleston

2.00pm – 2.45pm 2 Riverstone Drive, Rolleston

Harcourts Rolleston

2.15pm – 2.45pm 4 Frame Crescent, Rolleston

Matson & Allan Rolleston

2.15pm – 2.45pm 47 Ledbury Drive, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

2.15pm – 2.45pm 5 Allingham Lane, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

2.15pm – 2.45pm 14 Slattery Lane, Leeston

Matson & Allan Leeston

2.30pm – 3.00pm 3/1253 Courtney Road, Kirwee

Matson & Allan Darfield

2.30pm – 3.00pm 10 Taiaroa Place, Southbridge

Ray White Rolleston

2.30pm – 3.00pm 21 Full Moon Lane, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

2.30pm – 3.00pm 801 East Maddisons Road, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

2.30pm – 3.00pm 68 Rossington Drive, West Melton

Ray White West Melton

2.30pm – 3.15pm 36 Matanui Street, Lincoln

Harcourts Hornby

2.30pm – 3.15pm Lot 1,1033 Goulds Road, Rolleston

Harcourts Hornby

2.45pm – 3.15pm 232 Brookside Road, Rolleston

Harcourts Rolleston

2.45pm – 3.15pm 37 Jean Archie Drive, Rolleston

Ray White West Melton

3.00pm – 3.30pm 68 Rossington Drive, West Melton

Ray White West Melton

3.00pm – 3.30pm 10 Byron Street, Rolleston

Harcourts Rolleston

3.00pm – 3.30pm 37 Chervier Street, Leeston

Matson & Allan Leeston

3.00pm – 3.30pm 4B Peters Lane, Spreydon

Ray White West Melton

3.00pm – 3.30pm 600 Christchurch Akaroa Road, Tai Tapu

Ray White Lincoln

3.00pm - 3.30pm 79 Newman Road, Rolleston

Mike Pero Real Estate West Melton

3.00pm – 3.30pm 234 Rolleston Drive, Rolleston

Mike Pero Real Estate Burnside

3.00pm – 3.30pm 247 Burnham Drive, Burnham

Harcourts Rolleston

3..00pm -3.30pm 59 Lemonwood Drive, Rolleston

Matson & Allan Rolleston

3.00pm – 3.30pm 904 Hoskyns Road, West Melton

Matson & Allan Rolleston

3.00pm – 3.30pm 20 Donatello Drive, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

3.00pm – 3.30pm 16 Pollock Place, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

3.15pm – 3.45pm Lot 161, 79 Charlbury Drive, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

3.15pm – 3.45pm 20 Allingham Lane, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

3 15pm – 3.45pm 64 Rossington Drive, West Melton

Ray White West Melton

3.15pm – 4.00pm 20 Stationmasters Way, Prebbleton

Harcourts Hornby

3.30pm – 4.30pm 656 Springston Rolleston Road, Rolleston

Harcourts Rolleston

3.30pm – 4.00pm 24 Full Moon Lane, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

3.30pm – 4.00pm 26 Jacks Drive, West Melton

Ray White West Melton

3.30pm – 4.00pm 39 Clausen Avenue, Leeston

Ray White Rolleston

3.45pm – 4.15pm 27 Rochester Crescent, Rolleston

Matson & Allan Rolleston

3.45pm – 4.15pm 57 Manse Road, Leeston

Matson & Allan Leeston

4.15pm – 4.45pm 19 Full Moon Lane, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

4.15pm – 4.30pm 6 Coutts Lane, West Melton

Ray White West Melton

For full details of all

Open Homes, please

contact the Real Estate

companies

RAY WHITE

ROLLESTON 03 347 9988

www.rwrolleston.co.nz

WEST MELTON 03 347 9933

www.rwwestmelton.co.nz

LINCOLN 03 325 7299

www.rwlincoln.co.nz

FARMLANDS www.farmlands.co.nz

FARMLANDS LINCOLN 03 325 2889

FARMLANDS LEESTON 03 324 3189

FARMLANDS DARFIELD 03 317 9070

HARCOURTS

www.fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz

HARCOURTS HORNBY 03 349 9919

HARCOURTS ROLLESTON 03 347 4711

MATSON & ALLAN

www.marealestate.co.nz

ROLLESTON 03 347 9949

DARFIELD 03 318 8204

LEESTON 03 324 3704

MIKE PERO ROLLESTON

03 347 1111, www.mikepero.com

PGG WRIGHTSON

CANTERBURY

03 318 7850, www.pggwre.co.nz

PROPERTY BROKERS

ROLLESTON

www.propertybrokers.co.nz

ROLLESTON 03 929 0306


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M-A

MATSON & ALLAN

REAL ESTATE LIMITED

‘The

Selwyn

Experts’

Residential

Lifestyle

Rural Property

Licensed REAA2008

ROLLESTON - 4 Frame Crescent

LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THE SECTION!

• Private and secure 1200m2 section

• 2 generous living areas

• 4 double bedrooms

• Open plan kitchen and dining area

• Large master bedroom with ensuite

• North facing

• Great heating options

• Gate access onto the section

• Superb Location!

OPEN HOME

Viewing: Sun 2.15 – 2.45pm

Price: Neg Over $629,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/435

NEW LISTING

ROLLESTON - 59 Lemonwood Drive

OUTSTANDING QUALITY AND DESIGN

• Built in 2018

• Impressive family home

• 2 separate living areas

• Stunning designer kitchen

• 4 double bedrooms

• Cosy log burner

• Separate laundry

• Wonderful outdoor entertaining area

• Oversized wooden deck

• Private and secure 1024sqm section

OPEN HOME

Viewing: Sun 3.00 – 3.30pm

Price: Neg Over $675,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/434

NEW LISTING

Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576

jackie@marealestate.co.nz

Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576

jackie@marealestate.co.nz

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

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

ROLLESTON - 41 Lignite Drive

PACKED WITH FEATURES & EXTENSIVE PARKING

• Two year old 4 double bedroom home

• Spacious master with large walk in robe and tiled ensuite

with underfloor heating

• Separate living areas

• Large standalone log burner and ducted heat pump system

with zone control

• Quality Tristone benchtops and 90cm oven with gas hob

• Plenty of internal storage

• Security system, tinted windows, LED lighting and gas hot

water

• Expansive outdoor deck (approx. 90sqm)

• Double garage with attic storage and pull down ladder.

• Established and secure 750m2 section

• Generous on site parking

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

KIRWEE - 3/1253 Courtenay Road

DREAMS CAN COME TRUE IN KIRWEE

• 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

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

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

OPEN HOME

Viewing: 3.45- 4.15pm

Price: Neg Over $549,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/423

Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576

jackie@marealestate.co.nz

OPEN HOME

Open Home: Sun 1.00 – 1.30pm

Price: by negotiation

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/422

Andrew Taylor 027 435 5930

andrew@marealestate.co.nz

OPEN HOME

Viewing: Sun 2.30 – 3.00pm

Price: Neg Over $759,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/431

Sue Robinson Mb 021 409050

Paul Robinson Mb 021 2772690

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

DARFIELD - 1141A Greendale Road

YOUR PIECE OF PARADISE

• Large lifestyle family home on 6200sqm

• Beatifically 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

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

OPEN HOME

Viewing: Sun 2.00 – 2.30pm

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

OPEN HOME

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

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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