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One that didn’t

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• By Louis Day

FOR THE past year,

Matthew McCallum

has not managed to

catch a single fish.

He was left red-faced

at the Take A Kid

Fishing Day when his

five-year-old son Riley

managed to catch a

rainbow trout on his

first outing.

Mr McCallum, from

Rolleston, said he had

been salmon fishing

about a dozen times

over the past year at

Lake Coleridge, the

Rakaia River and

the fishing canals in

Twizel without any

luck.

“I was debating

whether I was doing

something wrong

because other people

were having luck, and

I wasn’t.”

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McCallum, 5, and his

father Matthew, with

Riley’s rainbow trout

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drones,

animals

in parks

review

• By Ashleigh Monk

RESTRICTIONS ON animals,

supervision for children under

10 and the use of drones will be

considered for the district’s parks

and reserves.

The district council has reviewed

the Parks and Reserves

Bylaw and released a draft plan

for residents to submit their

thoughts.

Councillor Craig Watson said

with the growing popularity of

drones, their use needed to be

monitored.

“They’re more prevalent and

accessible than they used to be,”

he said.

“Nowadays there’s obviously

issues with flight paths, personal

safety and privacy. We’ve looked

at Ashburton and Christchurch

to try and keep some consistency.

We just want to make sure droneusers

consistently do the same

thing no matter which district

they’re in.”

He said the bylaw would also

look at requiring supervision for

children under 10.

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DRONES, ANIMALS and unsupervised

children in the district’s parks are about to

come under the microscope.

In this age of consultation, the public can

have their say on the Parks and Reserves

Bylaw which comes into affect early next

year (see page 1).

Drones appear to be on the hit list.

In days gone by, the only thing you’d take to the park would

be a ball, round or oval, your dog, or a pair of running shoes to

get the fitness levels up.

In the August school holidays it would be a home-made kite,

connected to a huge ball of string that would unwind as it blew

skywards.

Today it is drones. It’s these high-tech machines the council

wants views on.

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Parking fines, wardens possible

• By Georgia O’Connor-Harding

ENFORCEMENT and parking

wardens could be a possibility

as the district council considers

how it manages car parking.

The district council voted to

allow the draft Selwyn District

Parking Strategy to go out for

public consultation next month.

Under the plan,

the district council

could look

at restricted car

parking in some

areas of Lincoln

and Rolleston,

Lynn

Townsend

Grant Miller

development contributions

to help

fund off-street

car parking, as

well as parking

restrictions and

enforcement.

The need for the

strategy reflects

Selwyn’s booming

population, which

has grown from

38,000 to more

than 60,000 over the past 10

years. It focuses on high demand

car parking areas, particularly

in Lincoln and Rolleston.

Car parking in Lincoln has

been an issue in the past. It

came to a head in 2016 when

BUSY: The draft Selwyn District Parking Strategy will focus on

high demand parking areas in Lincoln and Rolleston such as

Gerald St. ​

Lincoln businesses presented a

petition to the district council

calling on it to stop its plan to

remove 75 car parks on Gerald

St for cycleways as part of the

Lincoln Town Centre Plan.

Lincoln Club president Lynn

Townsend, who organised the

petition, said he would prefer

not to comment on the strategy

until he knew more about it.

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But he said: “Maybe the consultation

process will encourage

the council to re-think the

cycleways in the main street that

are going to take so many car

parks away”.

He said the district council

needed to “get on” with developing

a site for car parking at 16

William St. The property has

been earmarked to provide

spaces for 40 vehicles to compensate

for the loss of parks on

Gerald St.

District councillor Grant

Miller said the district council is

currently in the process of completing

land purchases to allow

for more car parking in Lincoln.

He said a section behind

iSushi has recently been bought

along with a space on Lyttelton

St.

“What we are trying to do is

link up the car parks and have

a really outstanding solution,”

he said.

Last year Selwyn Times reported

that district councillors

met to discuss car parking issues,

including how time limits

in high-use areas are enforced

and whether parking wardens

could be on the table.

Cr Miller said the district

council is focused on educating

residents about parking but it

will have the capability to give

out parking tickets in the future.

It currently does not give out

tickets or have parking wardens,

preferring to take an educational

approach to change behaviour.

Cr Miller said eventually there

will come a day where car parking

has to be enforced. “I don’t

think anyone is really looking

forward to that day,” he said.

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DARFIELD ROAD SAFETY

Darfield residents are being

encouraged to take part in

an online forum about road

safety in the district. Darfield

has been selected because it

represents a typical rural town

in Selwyn, and the information

collected will help improve road

safety promotion in the wider

Canterbury region. Each week

Darfield residents will be asked

to take part in a different online

activity, including surveys,

assessing an advertisement for

road safety and telling their

personal stories. To take part, go

to https://yoursay.selwyn.govt.nz/

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The one did

not get away

•From page 1

Mr McCallum said in spite of

feeling a little jealous of his son, he

was really happy to see him catch

his first fish.

Mr McCallum said his son

could be the “good luck charm” he

needed to catch a fish himself and

planned to take him on his next

fishing trip.

Riley, his father and 5000

other children and parents faced

Sunday’s chilly weather to try and

catch a fish at the Groynes children

fishing lakes in Belfast.

Dozens of budding anglers

managed to catch some of the 820

rainbow trout released into the

lake by Fish & Game.

Rangiora eight-year-old Alana

Beeney caught a rainbow trout

almost as long as she is tall.

The event, organised by the

Take a Kid Fishing Charitable

Trust was in doubt after the weed

lagrosiphon major had infested

the lakes, with last year’s event

blighted by the weed.

However, dozens of children

were able to catch a fish this year

due to the efforts of Environment

Canterbury and city council staff

who managed to deal to the weed.

The lakes are open to fishing for

children 17 and under, adults are

not allowed to fish in them.

Views sought on plan for parks

•From page 1

“Essentially it’s similar to the

libraries issue. I like the idea of

libraries being a safe place,” he

said.

“It’s like we’ve seen up north

with parents using libraries as

dumping grounds to drop their

kids off for the

day. That’s not

happening in

Selwyn, but we

have to make

sure the bylaw

is there just in

case.”

Craig Watson

He said that

while dogs and

assistance animals would still be

allowed in parks and reserves,

other animals would not be.

“Our parks aren’t designed to

have horses running through

them and ripping up the

grounds.”

Councillor Pat McEvedy said

the bylaw hadn’t been reviewed

since 2009 and needed to be

looked at as Selwyn was a fastgrowing

area.

He said having locals submit

their thoughts on the draft bylaw

would allow the council to “keep

in touch” with the community’s

needs.

“We want the people who use

our reserves to have a say, and

CONSULTATION: Areas such as Foster Park will be included in the Selwyn District Council’s

plan to update its Parks and Reserves Bylaw.

it’s a good way of keeping in with animals on the courts, but

touch with the community.” we have a rule that mitigates that,

Selwyn Netball Centre administrator

Emma Cantrell said said.

so it’s not such a big problem,” she

while she thought reviewing the Ellesmere Cricket Sub Association

president Richard Clark said

bylaw was a good idea, but they

hadn’t had any issues at Lincoln they hadn’t had any experience

Domain, where they operated with troublesome animals or

from.

drones.

“We have had some issues “We’ve had animals, like dogs,

around the domain but we’ve

never had any problems with

them, the owners are pretty

good.”

Public consultation for the

draft bylaw opened on Monday

and would close on November 20.

The council is expected to

adopt the bylaw in February

2019.

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• By Anan Zaki

COMMUNITY consultation

over a controversial Fulton

Hogan quarry near Templeton

has been labelled a publicity

stunt.

People living close to the

proposed 170ha site say they have

heard little from the company.

Fulton Hogan says it regularly

consults with businesses,

neighbours and residents since

forming a

seven-member

community

advisory group

in May.

A member

of the advisory

group told a

quarry neighbour

it met

fortnightly for

eight sessions, but has stopped

meeting since August 30.

But a Fulton Hogan spokeswoman

says it has other forms of

consultation, such as an information

centre at the proposed quarry

site at Curraghs, Dawsons,

Jones and Maddisons Rds.

Maddisons Rd llama farmer

Anne Thompson believes the

consultation is a “PR stunt.”

Until last week, she was not

contacted by the advisory group

since its formation.

The first contact was a Facebook

message from a member of

the advisory group. Ms Thompson

said the member informed

her that Fulton Hogan created

the meeting agenda and covered

issues such as noise and dust.

The member also told Ms

Thompson that the advisory

group will meet again if there is

a need.

“How can seven people represent

the community? It’s just

rubbish,” Ms Thompson said.

The advisory group member

did not want to comment about

the advisory group to The Star,

and referred questions to Fulton

Hogan.

Said Fulton Hogan South

Island general manager Craig

Stewart: “The [advisory group] is

made up of members representing

a wide cross-section of the

community, including immediate

neighbours.”

Dawsons Rd horse trainer

Sandi Curtin said it was “bizarre”

for Fulton Hogan to say it

has been consulting with the

neighbours and businesses.

“We certainly haven’t heard

anything from the community

advisory group,” she said.

“If there have been any discussions,

they have been very secretive

about it.”

Mrs Curtin said her family’s

55-year horse training business

will be lost because quarry trucks

will pose a danger to the horses

which race on a track next to

Dawsons Rd.

The Weedons Residents’ Association

is part of the advisory

group, but the Templeton Residents’

Association declined to

join, Mr Stewart said.

Weedons Residents’ Association

secretary Gary Doyle said

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Fulton Hogan left many questions

unanswered.

“They were not exactly the

most forthcoming. They have

not put up any details that are

concrete,” Mr Doyle said.

“But until they make the

[resource consent] application,

there’s not much anyone can do.”

Templeton Residents’ Association

chairman Garry Kilday said

Fulton Hogan wanted to meet

the six-member No Quarry

sub-committee, not the wider

community.

“The reason we declined to

attend was we didn’t believe the

sub-committee could speak for

2500 Templeton residents.

“If [Fulton Hogan] inform the

community as a group about

what’s going on, we will look at

it,” Mr Kilday said.

He said the company should

meet the community at the residents’

convenience.

Curraghs Rd resident Simon

Moore had not heard from the

advisory group either.

“I’m half a kilometre away and

they certainly haven’t [contacted]

me, none of my neighbours have

been contacted either.”

Fulton Hogan expects to lodge

resource consent applications

early next month.

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Council to debate social housing issue

• By Georgia O’Connor-Harding

THE FUTURE of the district

council’s financial involvement

in social housing will be

discussed next month.

A report on social housing in

Selwyn will be debated around

the district council table at its

next public meeting.

It comes after it was requested

a report was compiled on the

issue as part of the Long Term

Plan 2018-2028 submissions.

It was

discussed at

the district

council’s

property committee

meeting

recently with a

clear majority

not supporting

Pat McEvedy

social housing

involvement by

council, a report said.

The key problem was social

housing not being considered

part of the district council’s core

business.

But property committee chairman

Pat McEvedy said while

there wasn’t overwhelming

support at the meeting for it to

be a social housing provider, he

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“At the end of the day we are

spending ratepayers’ money and

we consider social housing to be a

central government issue,” he

said.

In the report on what was

discussed in the meeting, district

councillor Mark Alexander said

this could be an opportunity to

use some of the district council’s

land in a joint venture with a

social housing provider and this

would be low risk.

Cr Alexander has since told

Selwyn Times he did not want

to pre-empt a discussion on a

report that hasn’t been tabled yet.

But he said while some

councillors believe it is not core

business, clearly enough supported

the deliberations in the

Long Term Plan to have a report

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recognises the district council

does not want direct involvement

but believe they could be helpful

in terms of service, advice and

options for housing.

She said it could help people

wanting to build social housing

get through regulations, doing

it the most economical way and

being honest about constraints

involved.

Mrs Elder made a submission

to the Long Term Plan 2018-2028

which strongly supported the

proposal of infill housing in the

draft Malvern 2031 Area Plan.

It supported the enabling of

family flats as infill in Darfield

and said it would address social

housing needs and enable older

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But district councillor John

Morten said it is not council’s

core business and it is not an area

it should be involved in when the

Government has a responsibility.

“We only have a very small

number of units and traditionally

we have not been good

managers of looking after the

buildings,” he said.

Cr Morten said it had just

gone through the process of

selling the houses in Ritso St in

Darfield.

“If council wanted to continue

into social housing they would

have kept those,”he said.

The five houses, some

previously contaminated with

methamphetamine, sold for $1.6

million.

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SEAL EXTENSION POLICY

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was recently undertaken on

how it prioritised the sealing of

rural roads, following recurring

public requests for roads to be

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Fun for all the family offered up at

SKILL: Jack Murray, 4, has a turn on one of the recycled

bicycles from Pedalmania.

CHILDREN AND parents took

part in a wide range of activities

at the Lincoln Event Centre on

Thursday.

The Selwyn Parenting Network’s

family fun day was a big

success, said co-ordinator Kate

Webb. “It is always our aim to

attract families from all over

Selwyn, including the more rural

areas, and give them an affordable

day with new and loved entertainment

and activities,” Ms Webb

said.

It is one of two flagship events

the network runs each year. The

other is children’s day at Foster

Park, Rolleston, in March.

At the family fun day, children

tried out a range of new activities

involving creativity, sports, nutrition

and social awareness.

Two new attractions proved

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Trio line-up for

young farmer of year title

DUNSANDEL Young Farmers

member Jonny Brown’s goal

of taking out the FMG Young

Farmer of the Year is back on

track.

The 27-year-old suffered a

setback last year after he failed

to qualify for the hotly-contested

Tasman regional final.

“I missed out by one point.

I was gutted,” said Mr Brown,

who is an assistant manager on a

1000-cow farm at Rakaia.

The narrow loss drove him

to step up his efforts this

year.

He has now won first place

in the Christchurch district

contest at the Courtenay A&P

Showgrounds.

The win has secured the

Lincoln University graduate a

spot in the Tasman regional final

next March.

“It’s a relief to know I’m

advancing to the next stage,” said

Mr Brown.

“But I was cursing a bit when

I had to tackle three sheep

modules in a row. Dairying is

definitely my strong point,” he

said.

TALENTED: Dunsandel Young Farmers members Jonny

Brown, Alex Knowles and Martin Bates have joined the race to

be crowned the FMG Young Farmer of the Year. ​

Fellow Dunsandel club

members Alex Knowles, 25,

and Martin Bates, 29, have also

qualified for the event.

“I’m quite surprised I did as

well as I did,” said Ms Knowles,

who is an agri manager with

Ravensdown.

“I only entered because I

thought it’d be hypocritical

of me to tell other people to

sign up if I didn’t have a go

myself.”

Competitors had to assemble

a shearing hand piece, identify

different types of plants, reverse

a quad bike and trailer, and judge

milking sheep.

Ms Knowles plans to learn how

to shear a sheep and practice her

welding skills before the regional

final.

Martin Bates is a qualified

builder and contract milks

1200 cows across two farms at

Charing Cross.

He’s excited about

competing in his second

regional final.

“The last one was a great

experience because it highlighted

my shortfalls and what I need to

work on,” he said.

Three further district contest

and skills days will be held in the

Tasman region between now and

early December.

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• By Georgia O’Connor-Harding

NEW LED training lights are in

the process of being installed at

Lincoln Domain.

Two fields will receive new

sport lighting to provide more

training grounds at night for the

growing Lincoln Rugby Club.

It is part of the district council’s

Lincoln Domain sports

lighting upgrade.

District council property and

Commercial manager Douglas

Marshall said it will relieve

pressure on the grounds in the

winter and be a more environmentally-friendly

product.

It has allocated $231,651 for

the upgrade which includes new

LEDs, poles, mains extensions,

controls and switching cabinets.

The installation is expected to

be completed next month.

Lincoln Rugby Club member

Bruce Tweedy said the club is

pleased the lights have been

installed.

“Definitely with the amount

of children playing sport. Lincoln

is so big now. It has really

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Fire brigade ‘brings out

the best in people’

Firefighter

Christopher

Roper writes

about what

it is like to

be a part of

the Sheffield

Volunteer

Fire Brigade

I’VE ALWAYS had an interest in

joining the Sheffield brigade and

giving back to the community.

After getting in touch with

chief fire officer Neville Croy, he

invited me to attend a meeting

and from then I was hooked.

I was invited into the brigade

like a family member and have

been treated like family.

We all look out for each other

and do whatever we can to help

each other out. I’ve been in the

brigade for two years now and

I’ve loved every moment of it.

The support and training I

have received from the Sheffield

brigade has been incredible, and

once I got to the recruit courses I

loved them.

Fire and Emergency New

Zealand treats each recruit fairly

and brings out the best in people.

The once in a lifetime

BATTLE: Christopher Roper said he will never forget the Port

Hills fire.

PHOTO: ANDREW KING

opportunity I got to help at

the Port Hills fire last year is

something I’ll never forget. We

all worked as a team and I’m

extremely proud of the brigade’s

effort and work ethic in such a

major emergency.

The Sheffield brigade covers

a large area. We attend callouts

from as far as 80km away,

including car accidents, fires and

medical emergencies.

All of these are handled with

the utmost professionalism.

The annual mud plugs and

wings and wheels are great

events hosted by the brigade in

which the public enjoy a lovely

day out.

I’m pleased to be able to serve

our local community in such a

positive manner.

Arthur’s Pass Wildlife

Trust chairman Pete Neale

criticises a planned protest

against 1080 pest control

I’ve just noticed a small article

in the Selwyn Times about a

1080 protest in Arthur’s Pass on

Saturday. Events like this aren’t

helping the plight of our beloved

kea.

Lead poisoning, predation or

vehicle injuries are the cause of

the majority of kea deaths in

the Arthur’s

Pass area. Lead

poisoning and

vehicle injuries

are the result

of too much

human interaction

with

kea, for example

people

feeding them.

This brings

them down

among human populations,

where they then find lead flashings

and nails on baches, or lead

paint flakes around baches. Or,

in the case of the vehicle injuries

and deaths, these are mostly at

and around the viaduct lookout,

where again human interaction

causes them to be in dangerous

situations.

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such is not ideal in any environment,

it is a naturally occurring

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It is also found in low levels in

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kea areas have not had predator

control, such as trapping and

1080 drops, the nest survival

rate is about 10 per cent. In

areas where there is extensive

predator control, this goes up

to a 90 per cent nesting success

rate.

As a result of human

interaction and feeding, kea

become used to scavenging,

so when 1080 is dropped near

where kea are often in contact

with humans, they

have been known to

scavenge the pellets.

This is why DOC now

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SELWYN TIMES

Taylin Smith

China trip a chance to put language

Dunsandel’s Taylin

Smith is a head student

at Lincoln High School

and is secretary for the

Selwyn Youth Council.

Emily O’Connell talks to

the 18-year-old about

meeting Prime Minister

Jacinda Ardern and

what she’s most looking

forward to about studying

in China next year

You’re a head student and

the Selwyn Youth Council

secretary – what else are you

involved in?

In school I’m part of the

UNICEF group, so I’ve been part

of that for the past few years now.

We work doing these events every

term to raise money for UNICEF

and just promote what the group

does and try get people involved

in helping people . . . at school I

study Chinese, so the last four

years I’ve been doing the Chinese

bridge speech competition and

last year I managed to come

first in the country and got to

represent New Zealand in China.

Can you tell me a bit about the

competition, what’s involved in

it?

Basically you have to come up

with a speech fully in Chinese.

They have to be about three to

four minutes long. You go up on

stage and perform the speech and

then they’ve got a list of about

20 or so questions and they’ll

ask you one or two of those, so it

might be “can you explain to us

your favourite hobby is and why”

or like “what is your favourite

thing about China?” or along

those lines, so you got to do a bit

of impromptu speaking. You also

have to have a talent so mine is

sort of varied over the years but

last year I did a Chinese sand

dance.

What are some of the things

you’ve done as a head student

this year?

As a head student we’re pretty

much the go between with our

council and all the higher roles in

our school, like our principal. So

TRAVEL: Dunsandel’s Taylin Smith, 18, visiting the Great Wall of China. Taylin and Alyssa Thomas (right) with their waste-free

starter kit.

the three of us get put in charge

of three of the sub-councils that

make up the school council.

Mine are the academic council,

the cultural council and the arts

council . . . we also run school

assemblies, they happen once

or twice a term. We’re in charge

of writing scripts for them and

making sure everything runs

smoothly.

What are you most proud of

that you’ve done as your time as

a head student?

EMBRACING CULTURE: Taylin competing at the 10th world

Chinese speech competition in Kunming, China.

Mostly recently there was

a celebration of 125 years of

women’s suffrage that was held

in town as the Isaac Theatre

Royal. One female student from

each school was selected to go

up on stage with Prime Minister

Jacinda Ardern and ask her a

question. I was lucky enough

to be chosen by my principal

to do that. That was quite a big

thing for me because I do social

studies and stuff, so I’m quite

into politics and seeing how

people can change the world and

challenge different views and

things. So that was really cool to

see and be a part of.

What was your question to Ms

Ardern?

I’m quite passionate about the

environment and making sure

we protect for future generations.

My question was regarding that.

She had said not too long ago that

global warming was the nuclearfree

issue for our generation so

I was wanting to know what she

meant by that.

How did you feel asking

that question and meeting Ms

Ardern?

It was so amazing to meet

her, she was so down to earth

. . . it was really cool because

my friend Alyssa Thomas and I

study social studies, alongside

environmentalism, we’ve had to

do a social action. We decided

to make these waste-free starter

kits. So basically it’s this kit

with all these different sorts of

products, that we’ve sourced

from local companies and a few

other franchises, and they just

replace one use plastic products

. . . alongside that event with

Jacinda Ardern I managed

to email the people that were

running it and see if I could give

one [kit] to her. She’s done so

many cool things recently with

regards to making policies to

get rid of plastic bags and things

so we wanted to thank her and

almost encourage her and show

her, her local communities are

willing to help.

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skills to the test

How did Ms Ardern react to

being given one of your kits?

She was very, very happy. It’s

kind of all a blur, it was quite

exciting but yeah, she gave me a

hug and said “thank you so, so

much.” It was really cool. We had

written her a card as well so she

would have been able to read that

in her own time.

When did you join the Selwyn

Youth Council?

I only started this year. I

wish I had been in sooner but

unfortunately, I only learnt about

it this year through one of my

friends who was on it.

When did you start learning

Chinese?

I started learning Chinese in

year 9, so I’m in year 13 now. I’ve

been learning it for a total of five

years.

How many times have you

been to China?

I went once with a school trip

so that was back when I was

in year 11 . . . it was very eyeopening

because it was one of my

first big trips without my family.

And then I was fortunate to go

last year for the world speech

competition.

Can you tell me about your

scholarship to study in China?

Everyone who got to compete

at the world level [of the speech

competition] was given one.

There were 305 of us I think

from 185 different countries all

competing together.

What will you be studying?

So it entails us to continue

our Chinese studies. I will be

learning Chinese language and

literature. That will be improving

my reading, listening, writing

and speaking skills.

Would you like to live in

China on a long-term basis?

I have been thinking about

it. I’m not too sure. I think it

would be a cool opportunity but

I’m very family-orientated so

I don’t think I could leave my

family behind in New Zealand to

permanently live in China.

What do you like about

China?

BIG MOMENT: Taylin talking to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

I love the way that in China

everyone’s respectful of

everyone’s talents and they like

to see people succeed . . . just the

culture itself is just so different.

I like the idea of being open to

different cultures and places

around the world because I’m

not originally from New Zealand

so already I’ve got two cultures

under my belt.

Where are you originally

from?

I was born in Cape Town,

South Africa. I moved to

Auckland when I was five-yearsold

and we lived there for a year

before moving back to South

Africa for a year. So I’ve been in

Christchurch since 2007.

Where do you work for

your part-time job and how

often?

I work at Just Jeans in

DressSmart. I’ve got about six

or seven hours every Sunday

. . . sometimes I get work on

Saturdays or in the holidays I get

a few more hours.

How do you balance

everything going on?

Pretty much having a diary and

writing everything down. Having

an amazing mum that helps out,

letting me borrow the car and

getting me places. Lots of time

management actually.

What would be your ideal

job?

I think something where I can

use my Chinese to sort of help

out. I think recently with this

whole social studies thing, I’d

love to incorporate something to

do with helping the environment

in my job . . . and also working

with the Selwyn Youth Council, I

have a passion for governmental

stuff so I wouldn’t mind going

that route either.

EXPLORING: If approved, a Darfield wastewater reticulation

system could be as far away as 2031.

Little progress

on Darfield

wastewater system

• By Georgia O’Connor-Harding

LITTLE progress has been

made over determining

whether Darfield could get a

new wastewater reticulation

system in the future.

If the system was to be

approved, it could be as far

away as 2031 from being

installed.

Water services asset manager

Murray England said the

district council is exploring

a number of treatment and

reticulation options.

If a decision to construct a

reticulated wastewater system

was confirmed following

community consultation,

Darfield households could be

asked to pay $20,000 each.

An update in the latest

Malvern Community Board

report said the biggest cost

was not the treatment but the

reticulation.

Mr England said the

funding for this could be a

one off payment or other

funding models could be

used.

“In addition to the capital

payment, there would be an

ongoing annual charge to

cover the operation and asset

management of the scheme,”

he said.

Mr England said the next

step in the process was for

targeted public consultation.

But no date is set yet for the

consultation.

A community board report

said the district council is not

clear on what the demand for

the system is.

Mr England said the

project is outside of the

Long Term Plan 2018-2028

timeframe and is subject to

subsequent LTP consultation

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News

Hellier named Highland games chief

STRENGTH: New Zealand’s highest achieving Highland games

heavy athlete, Pat Hellier (left), judging Jacko Gill in the farmers

walk at the Hororata Highland Games in 2016.

PHOTO: MURRAY IRWIN

NEW ZEALAND’S highest

achieving Highland games heavy

athlete has been named chieftain

for the Hororata Highland

Games in November.

Patrick Hellier has been

involved in the games since 1988

as an athlete in the heavy events,

tossing cabers and other feats

of strength and skills that the

Scottish devised.

During this time, he has won

the New Zealand championship

held at Waipu 18 times, which

lead to him representing

New Zealand in overseas

championships.

He has competed in games and

gatherings in Finland, the United

States, Australia, Malaysia,

Canada and Scotland.

Said Mr Hellier: “It is an

absolute honour to have been

invited to be chieftain of the

Hororata Highland Games. I first

competed at Hororata in 2011

and I still have the ‘rock’ trophy

I was presented as champion that

year.”

Along with his Highland

games accomplishments,

Mr Hellier has also competed

and coached at the top level in

athletics.

He has been named New

Zealand track and field

STRENGTH: The Hororata Highland Games on November 10

will include events such as the hammer throw and sheaf toss.

champion 13 times for shot put,

discus and hammer events.

He has been throws

coach for the New Zealand

Commonwealth Games youth

team and Cook Islands Olympic

team.

Mr Hellier is the head judge of

the Hororata Highland Games

Gough CAT heavy events.

He has worked as a police

officer for the past 14 years.

Last year, Selwyn MP Amy

Adams was the first female

chieftain.

The Hororata Highland

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benefits for the

community.

Competition entries are open

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early bird tickets are on sale now.

The games will be held on

November 10 at the Hororata

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Fire rages, homes at risk

Cycle challenge for veterans’ charity

• By Georgia O’Connor-Harding

ROLLESTON RESIDENT Amy

Baynes will not let her injuries

define her.

The New Zealand Defence

Force chief petty medical officer

sustained a back and hip injury

in Afghanistan in 2004 while

out training on patrol when she

slipped down a hill.

“I am not defined by my injury

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2014 and 2016, and seeing people

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resident Bruce Blackburn, will

take part in a first event of its

kind cycling the length of New

Zealand.

Organised by Pilgrim Bandits

Charity, the event will see

injured soldiers and veterans

from New Zealand, Canada and

the United Kingdom cycle from

Bluff to Cape Reinga.

Over time her hip became

worst to the point where she

eventually needed a replacement

while juggling with two young

children.

The injury also caused

damage to the vertebrae in her

lower back.

From the fall she often has

flare ups and her lower disc when

it swells which begins to compress

her spinal cord.

Last year, Mrs Baynes decided

to take the lead as the liaison

officer and organiser of the event

on behalf of the NZDF.

She said she wanted to provide

an opportunity for other injured

veterans to participate in the event.

It hasn’t been an easy road

for Mr Blackburn either – who

is a former New Zealand Army

soldier and firefighter.

He was diagnosed with post

traumatic stress disorder after a

teenager died in a flat fire above a

restaurant in Oamaru, which he

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“The trigger for me was every

time I went pass the Subway

in Oamaru I would start binge

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would change,” he said.

A third stroke caused him to

lose leg mobility.

“Cycling is not only close to

my heart but keeps away the

anxiety and the issues that tend

to sort of crop up on you,” he

said,

In 2015 Mr Blackburn received

a bronze medal in the Cycling

New Zealand Road Championships

in the para C3 category.

“That to me was a turning

point. I was starting to recover

from my strokes and from depression,”

he said.

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The New Zealand team made

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News

Motorists

asked to

take care

THE DISTRICT council is asking

drivers to take extra care with

Selwyn children heading back to

school this week.

More than 9500 children are

heading back to school.

Many of these young people

will be getting off and on school

buses, in and out of cars and

walking, biking and scooting to

and from school.

District council school road

safety co-ordinator Stephanie

Hautler said the public needs to

make sure its children are reminded

of road safety skills.

“Road safety starts at home but

children can be a bit rusty after a

few weeks off so keep a close eye

out for them,” she said.

“It’s the right time to refresh

your kids on the kerb drill, to

watch out for sneaky driveways

and to check they are wearing

their helmets and hi-viz.”

The kerb drill involves stopping

one step back from the kerb,

looking and listening for traffic

coming from all directions.

If there is traffic coming,

children should wait until it has

passed and then look and listen

for traffic again.

Growth puts pressure on advice bureau

• By Anan Zaki

A BOOMING population in

Rolleston is putting pressure on

a community service group.

The Citizen’s Advice Bureau

Christchurch area manager

Mollie Howarth wants more

volunteers and donations to cope

with demand.

The bureau is a voluntary

group providing free legal,

justice of the peace and social

services.

The demand for services at

the Hornby branch is being

fuelled by more people moving

to Wigram and Rolleston, Mrs

Howarth said.

She said the population

growth in the area started after

the September 2010 and February

2011 earthquakes.

“It’s perhaps because there’s

the perceived psychological

feeling of [the west] being the

safer side of town,” Mrs Howarth

said.

“A lot of people from Selwyn

are stopping off in Hornby,

working in Hornby, doing their

groceries, and I’m primarily

talking about Rolleston,” she

said.

The Selwyn District Council

estimated Rolleston’s population

to be at about 13,000 in 2016, an

increase from 9500 in 2013.

Out of 8811 clients contacted

by the branch in the 2017/18

financial year, 10 per cent are

from Selwyn.

Most of the demand is for justice

of the peace services, which

made up 2346 clients in 2017/18.

The clients are dealt with by

52 volunteers in the Hornby

branch.

But there are not enough volunteers

to open a new branch in

Selwyn, Mrs Howarth said.

It also needed more donations

to meet the increased population

growth.

Volunteers often have to get

clients to open up about their

issues, she said.

“For example we might get a

phone call from someone saying

‘I need a food parcel’,” Mrs

Howarth said.

“So our volunteers will ask

why. Some people might say

they’ve been drinking heavily

after breaking up with their girlfriend

and spent all their money

on alcohol.”

UNDER

STRAIN:

Citizens Advice

Bureau Hornby

volunteers

(from left),

Bruce Whelan,

Robert Clark,

Christchurch

area manager

Mollie Howarth

and volunteer

Helen Cropp.

The volunteers will then

arrange for a food parcel and

discuss counselling support.

“That is one aspect of what we

do,” Mrs Howarth said.

“We’ll be looking for more

volunteers in March next year, so

there will be opportunities.”

There are currently no advice

bureaus in the Selwyn District.

Mrs Howarth says with more

funding, that could be possible.

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Successful sea trials for tug

• By Matt Salmons

THE HISTORIC tug Lyttelton

could be carrying passengers

for the first time in three years

in December after successfully

undertaking recent sea trials.

Tug Lyttelton Preservation

Society stokers successfully

brought the 112-year-old tug’s

boiler up to the

right pressure

over four days.

Crew members

were given the

green light to

head out for

sea trials on

Mike Bruce

October 4.

Tug Lyttelton

Preservation

Society head stoker Mike Bruce

said he and the crew were “very

pleased” and it was a “very

emotional time for many.”

“We never expected this a

week ago, never expected it.”

Mr Bruce said the society’s

short-term task will be to address

any further issues raised

by the marine surveyor present.

The surveyor’s report would be

discussed at the society’s next

meeting.

The stoking of the engine went

“absolutely perfectly,” Mr Bruce

said. The optimum pressure of

80psi was reached by 10am.

All equipment on-board was

run and signed off by an attending

marine surveyor and a

marine architect as steam was

pushed through the engines to

warm them.

Mr Bruce said the engines

“ran like they had never been

down” after they were started

for the first time in three years

at 11am.

“It’s a very real credit to the

fantastic team of engineers who

have looked after them all this

time. Not to forget those men

who designed and built them all

those years ago,” he said.

When it was suggested the

crew could “slip the lines and

take her off the wharf,” Mr

Bruce said it was like “kittens

running to the cream bowl,”

with society members scrambling

in excitement.

“One of our members, who

joined three years ago and turns

up every week, had never seen

CHUGGING:

Tug Lyttelton

cruising

around the

harbour

on her first

outing in

three years.

the engines running. Never

sailed on-board while under

her own power. The guy was

ecstatic.”

He said the tug’s lap

around the harbour went “too

quick” and feedback from those

who had seen it said it was

“huge, better than we hoped

for.”

“We intend to build on

that momentum and keep

this historic vessel for future

generations.”

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Asian trip could

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– Broughton

NEW OPPORTUNITIES could

emerge for Selwyn following

Mayor Sam Broughton’s trip to

China and Japan.

Mayor Broughton, deputy mayor

Malcolm Lyall, district councillor

Bob Mugford and Malvern Community

Board member Karen

Meares returned last week from a

20-day trip to China and Japan.

Sister cities visited were Shandan

County, China and Akitakita

and Yubetsu in Japan.

The trip was part of the Sister Cities

Programme, aiming to promote

cultural understanding, co-operation

and economic development.

Mayor Broughton says while in

the Gansu Province, the delegation

saw a number of industries

local Selwyn businesses could potentially

form relationships with.

“What we saw in Gansu Province

was an area that farmed

grain and lamb, as well as producing

wine,” Mayor Broughton said.

With the identification of

potential links, Mayor Broughton

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and look for ways that local businesses

can develop relationships

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Keeping the kids entertained

CHILDREN MADE the most

of the last week of the school

holidays at the Busy Bumbles

holiday programme held

throughout the district.

From sneaking around in

super-sleuth mode and making

pipe-cleaner disguises for a

Mission Impossible-themed

day to celebrating pirates at a

Treasure Island day, it has been a

busy week.

The programme held a

IN NATURE:

Ashlee

Peterson at

The Groynes.

(Right) –

James

McKinlay

and Rebecca

Nicholas

making

bracelets.

range of fun activities in

areas including Rolleston,

Lemonwood Grove, West

Rolleston and Lincoln.

There was also a fun trip

to The Groynes where the

children learnt about

orienteering.

The week was finished off

with a Back to School Party

and dance competition, and a

game of “pin the nose” on the

supervisor.

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Kapa haka in the spotlight

A group od students from Lincoln High School (above) were

among the performers at Po Whakangahau, a mini festival

celebrating waiata, haka and Maori performance at Ellesmere

College. The event was originally started to motivate and

inspire students, and included kapa haka performances from

Southbridge School, Leeston Consolidated School, Lincoln

Primary School, Prebbleton School, Rolleston Christian School,

Lemonwood Grove School, West Rolleston Primary School

and Ellesmere College. At the end of the night, there was

a traditional hangi prepared by parents of the performers.

Proceeds from the hangi sales will go towards future

performances, korero and the Ellesmere Kapa Haka group.

Rolleston

students’

on school

camp

Rolleston College’s Te

Rito Harakeke class

embarked on its first solo

camp recently. The group

ventured to Wainui where

instructors led students

through a range of

activities, including high

ropes, double kayaks,

ultra-high frequency

radios, games and a

leisurely evening around

the campfire.

ADVENTURE: Alijah Prakash (left)

and Lauren Brocket go climbing.

(Below) – The students cool off.

Into the garden

West Melton School pupils Sarah

(left), Sophie, Sophia and Oliver got to

work at Strathearn Lawrey’s garden in

Kirwee. The group visited the garden

in a bid to get ideas for the school’s

new vegetable garden, which caretaker

John Blondell has created. The pupils

helped plant lettuces and protect them

from birds and rabbits.

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Jemma Balmer. The Connecting Minds programme aims

to develop Selwyn pupils’ talents and use creative, critical

and caring thinking to study concepts at a deeper level.

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Ronald McDonald House and I asked what they needed,”

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Darfield High School

Community News - Term 3, 2018

Page 1

ShowQuest 2018

Formals

Twice this term, the Darfield High School hall has been

transformed into different worlds. The Senior Formal was

held on Saturday night, 4 August. This year, the chosen

theme was Through the Looking Glass, while the Years 9

and 10 students brightened things up with their theme of

Time to get Tropical.

Both annual Formals are a highlight for many of the

students, and a fun night out. On both occasions, the

Committees involved did an outstanding job with the

decorations and transforming the hall.

At the Senior Formal, one of Darfield High School's very

own bands, The Merchants, got to play a few tunes during

the night.

Thank you to everyone involved with the planning, to

everyone who assisted with the preparations before and

on the day and congratulations to everyone who received

prizes.

Congratulations to the Darfield High School ShowQuest

team. Not only did they win the overall Canterbury Regional

event for 2018, and awards for Choreography, Design,

Theme, Drama and Performance in the Christchurch event,

but it has recently been announced that they are the winners

of the National Choreography title!

This year, with Stage Challenge being cancelled due to lack

of funding, we were disappointed that we weren’t going to be

able to participate in such a fun event, until the opportunity

of a new competition called ShowQuest came about.

Stage Challenge and ShowQuest are run very similarly, with

schools having 15 minutes to portray a theme and story

line through dancing, music and props. After two auditions,

groups were formed and practices then began. Then, just

seven short weeks later, the performance day was finally

here and all our hard work, stress and practice would be left

on the stage in just one performance.

This year, we decided to base our theme around the gun

violence and school shootings that go on in America. Our

performance followed how the government chooses to

ignore this serious issue even with all of the protests and

movements that have recently been happening, and asked

the audience "How Many More Times?" We were inspired

by the movements that students with similar ages to us have

created and how they have dealt with such a serious issue in

society right now.

We want to thank everyone who has been involved with

ShowQuest this year, from the dancers to the backstage

crew, to Miss Blakemore and Mrs Cutler: we couldn’t have

done any of this without you! Thank you for allowing us

to see our vision come to life and create such a powerful

performance giving this amazing theme the justice that it

deserves!

A big thanks to my fellow choreographers, Alex McGregor

and Caitlin Knowles, for working with me to create such

amazing dances, and to Aeryn McMillan for being an

amazing Student Leader to work alongside. To top off the

amazing experience of ShowQuest 2018, Darfield took

home the big 1st Place! We also won five other awards for

Choreography, Design, Theme, Drama and Performance.

Congratulations, Darfield; we are so proud of each and

everyone of you who were part of the ShowQuest team!

Can’t wait to do it all again next year!

Jemma Dalley

Caitlin Knowles, Jemma Dalley, Aeryn McMillan-Da Via (absent,

Alex McGregor) with the ShowQuest Award for 2018 National

Choreography Winner

Appreciating our Supporters

Each year, the Board and staff of Darfield High School

like to take time to recognise the contribution made by

supporters of our school. It is a convivial evening where we

join together, have a bite to eat and a drink, and pause to

acknowledge the variety of volunteer support they provide.

Across the school, help is provided by coaching sports

teams, helping at camps, assisting at assessment time,

catering at events, and providing work experience and

interview practice.

Term Dates

Term Four: Monday 15 October - Thursday 13 December

We are humbled by the many members of the community

who give freely of their valuable time to help us regularly

throughout the year.

Monday 22 October

Thursday 15 November

Friday 16 November

- Labour Day Public Holiday

- Staff Only Day

- Canterbury Anniversary Day

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Get2Go

Challenge

Darfield High School

Community News - Term 3, 2018

Skiing

Page 2

Canterbury

Interschool

One Day Event

On Wednesday 19 September, a group of eight Years 9

and 10 students took part in the annual Canterbury Region

Get2Go Challenge.

The day consisted of rotations of four different events:

orienteering, mountain biking, problem solving and

canoeing.

Overall, the Get2Go was such a great experience and I

highly recommend it to the Year 9 or 10 students. We tried

new things and pushed ourselves out of our comfort zone,

as well as had a great tonne of fun and made new friends.

Canterbury

Finals

On 3 July a team of four students: Marcel A’Court, Logan

Hindle, Cameron Agnew and Jeremy Bourhill represented

Darfield High School at the 2018 Canterbury Epro8

Challenge finals.

On the night they were presented the same array of

equipment and a special concert-themed challenge book.

They had two and a half hours to complete as many tasks

as possible and to earn as many points as possible. The

challenges this year included one related to crowd control,

another one themed around the stage, one in which we had

to build a rig to replace a missing drummer and, finally, a

sound and stereo themed challenge.

The competition was much tougher at this event than in

the heats and the challenges much more complex, to the

point of effectively creating an amplifier out of a roll of card,

a couple of electronic bits and bobs, and a battered old

Samsung stereo that even the instructor had trouble with.

Darfield High School was placed 3rd equal and the team

members really enjoyed the evening, hopeful for a return to

next year’s finals.

Darfield High School Skiing students have had a great

season this winter spending time up at Porters with some

students entering competitions with great results.

Darfield High School Years 7 and 8 Ski Team came second

in the Canterbury Championiships. The Team was made up

of Eddie Adams, Barnaby Maude, Jordan Yaxley, Lachlan

Galletly and Kiana Buechele.

For the first time in a number of years, Darfield High

School had six keen skiers competing at the Canterbury

Secondary Schools Ski and Snowboarding Championships.

The weather was good and the competition tough but the

students who represented Darfield High School can be

justifiably proud of their efforts.

In the Girls Ski event, Mari Henderson finished 12th place,

Viktoria Derik-Westaway 16th place and Emily Waters 18th

place—very pleasing. There was a total of 63 girls in this

event. The Boys Ski event was also very competitive with

Izak Derik-Westaway 12th place, Lachlan Woolley 53rd

place and Matthew Cooper 64th place. Some 92 skiers

managed to complete their two runs.

Mari Henderson, Viktoria and Izak Derik-Westaway (above)

were placed 2nd in their Mixed Team for the Giant Slalom,

in the recent South Island Secondary Schools Skiing

Championships.

Mari also placed 2nd in the Girls Slope Style and 8th in the

Girls Giant Slalom. Viktoria 10th place in the Girls Giant

Slalom and Izak 10th place in the Boys Giant Slalom.

Unfortunately the skierX was cancelled due to high winds.

Another recent event was the Porters Derby Day. Students

had a wonderful day, with excellent results, including First

Intermediate Mixed Team, First Intermediate Boys Team,

Fastest Intermediate Team Trophy, Fastest Boy: Barnaby

Maude and Second Fastest Boy: Cam Waters. The students

who took part were: Barnaby Maude, Eddie Adams, Camden

Waters, Charlie Blackburn, George Daly, Kiana Beuchele,

Daniel Pooler and Noah Whiteside.

Thirteen schools were represented with a total of 21 teams

at the Canterbury Interschool One Day Event, held at

McLeans Island on 12 August. DHS entered two teams

who looked superb as they presented themselves for the

presentation judging prior to the dressage. Darfield Blue,

consisted of Niamh Rayne, Sophie Jarvis, Katherine Hadler

and Charlotte Thomas, while Darfield Maroon was made up

of Jodie Rollings, Georgia Allison, Mikayla Jarvis and Caitlin

Rayne,

Darfield Blue were just pipped at the post with 101.9, coming

second to Christchurch Girls' High School on 101.2. Darfield

Maroon came a very respectable 11th overall on 117.4.

A superb result for both teams and another show of strength

by our sensational equestrians. A special mention to Caitlin

Rayne who finished on the lowest score for both of our

teams and has really advanced over the last year.

Koru Games

Lachlan Woolley, Matt Cooper, Emily Waters, Mari

Henderson, Izak Derik-Westaway, Viktoria Derik-Westaway,

Gavin Chalk (teacher)

Recently, about 80 Years 7 and 8 students attended the

fifth annual Koru Games. The Koru Games were set up

to provide South Island Years 7 and 8 students with the

opportunity to develop their sports skills through playing

team sports for their school.

Fifty-two different schools from all over the South Island

participated in the games this year. There were sports

ranging from Lawn Bowls to Boccia to Netball. We were

lucky enough to be able to participate in this year's games. It

was an awesome opportunity and we made the most of it.

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Wednesday October 17 2018 23

Darfield High School

Community News - Term 3, 2018

Page 3

International

Mid-Winter

Party

At the end of last term, the International Department

hosted this party for our international students, French

exchange students, Kiwi friends and host siblings. It was

great to have more than 70 students there, but we could

not quite eat all 60 pizzas! Thank you to everyone who

came along and supported the event.

Japanese

On 10 August, Darfield High School students Emily Cullen,

Niamh Guy (both pictured below) and Will Davidson, went to

Villa Maria College where Year 10 Japanese Afternoon was

being held. This is an event where Year 10 students from all

around Canterbury get together to enjoy Japanese culture.

There were five activities including Yukata (Japanese

summer dresses): we had the opportunity to try on these

dresses and some Japanese ladies came and helped us.

There was also origami: we made cranes, love hearts and

samurai helmets and calligraphy: we wrote our names and

some phrases. We also played Kendama a Japanese game.

We also had a conversation with Japanese students who

are from the sister school of Cashmere High School; we

talked about what we liked and asked them questions.

Year 10 Afternoon was really fun and I highly recommend it

to any students taking Year 10 Japanese.

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DELF qualifications are recognised throughout the world as

reliable proof of proficiency in the French language.

Language certifications such as DELF are being increasingly

introduced in many education systems around the world,

as the importance of defining international standards in

language proficiency is now widely recognised, particularly

with a view to facilitating the mobility of students and

professionals.

There are six levels, which correspond, respectively, to the

six levels of the Council of Europe's Common European

Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL). A1 is

the entry level, followed by A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2, which

corresponds to the fluency level of a native speaker. Holders

of the B1 (3rd level) can apply for jobs in France and are

exempt from language examinations when applying for

immigration or citizenship, while holders of the B2 (4th level)

are exempt from language entrance examinations in French

universities.

Every year, Darfield High School offers its students

the opportunity to prepare for and sit these exams. An

increasing number of schools are joining the movement

and the DELF examinations are becoming a major event for

students of French in the Christchurch region.

Four of our students took on the challenge to sit the DELF

this year and all four have been successful! Well done to

Alex Gerritsen, Penny Mitchell, and Kate Morris for gaining

the A2 level of qualification, and Elyse Kerr for gaining the

B1 level.

Kate Morris’s performance in the A2 qualification really

impressed the jury. She is the first student to score a 100%

result in these examinations since they were introduced in

Christchurch six years ago. Bravo, Kate!

Elyse Kerr’s result also made us very proud: she sat the B1

level and gained the best result over all the B1 students in

the Christchurch region. Félicitations, Elyse; fantastique!

National Finals

After winning the Regional competition for Tournament of

Minds, a team of six Years 7 and 8 students were invited

to compete in the national finals, at Victoria University

in Wellington. Our challenge was to create a trap for the

creature that we created at the regionals. We had to

demonstrate how we trapped it and how it worked. During

that time, we also had to do a spontaneous challenge which

means that we got put on the spot. We had to name one

word that is hard to spell, but we had to make a good phrase

to make it easier. We had managed to complete both of our

challenges whilst feeling very proud of ourselves.

Tree Planting

On 10 September, the Year 9s

were lucky enough to head down

to Joyce Reserve and help Te

Ara Kakariki with their biodiversity

restoration project. As part of the

restoration project, we planted

native plant species to help us

have more native vegetation. We

currently have 1% native plantings

in the Canterbury area and Te Ara

Kakariki plan to get it up to at least

10%.

We had multiple people come

down and help us with the three

different activities that we got to do

on this great day. We had Phillip,

Paul and Jules from the Coalgate/

Glentunnel Reserve Management

Committee come down and keep

an eye on things and supervise

us with the planting. We also had

Errol and Kelvin from Waterwatch

come down to teach us about

water testing and investigating the

invertebrates (insects and bugs)

in the Waikirikiri Selwyn River. A

really big thank you to CPW for the

funding for the plants, guards, site

preparation and maintenance.

It was a great opportunity for the

Year 9s to get out of the classroom

and help by getting stuck into

some gardening and tree planting.

A really big thank you to all I have

mentioned and a big thank you to

Te Ara Kakariki for inviting us to

help, and a big thank you to Lou for

her explanation of how to plant the

native trees and making sure they

stay healthy. It was a great day

and hopefully Darfield High School

gets to continue helping with this

biodiversity restoration project.

On Saturday 22 September, six

international students joined

Miss Hely (Darfield High School

International Director) and took

part in a Te Ara Kakariki volunteer

planting day.

It was lovely to have one of our

host families join in too and bring

their two international students as

well. For some of our students it

was the first time they had ever

planted something, while others

returned after taking part last year.

The plants were all carefully

selected natives. One planting

site was in Springfield and the

other two in Hororata, so everyone

enjoyed seeing more of the

Selwyn District.

The day finished with a delicious

dinner at the Hororata Hall.

We were all tired but proud to

have been part of a group that

planted nearly two thousand trees

across the three sites. Well done,

everyone!

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Darfield High School

Community News - Term 3, 2018

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Interview Day

Interview Day: an annual event with many teachers

and community members working together to create an

educational, engaging experience that will allow us to better

prepare for the future. Interview day is a great example

of a village working to raise prepared, professional young

members of our community.

The special aspect of interview day comes in the form of

individuality; there is no point interviewing for a job you

have no interest in doing, so the hard work and dedication

of the Darfield High School Career Advisers to personalise

the jobs we interviewed for and who was our interviewer

did not go unnoticed. The wide range of jobs meant that a

large number of community members, business owners and

managers came to play the part of interviewers, bringing the

experience and adding to the authenticity of the day.

Whilst the day did not offer any real job opportunities, it

undoubtedly furthered our understanding and helped us

to identify our strengths/weaknesses so we can improve

for future job interviews. The Year 12s would like to thank

everyone involved with Interview Day.

Talent

Quest

On 24 September for the first time, Ellesmere and Darfield

had a combined Talent Quest final, with seven acts from

each school. The night was a great success and it was

awesome to have Darfield students come out to support

their peers and have pride in our school!

A big thank you to the judging panel consisting of Mr

Teasdale (DHS), Mr Henderson (Ellesmere College) and

Rachael Inch (Selwyn Creative Network).

Darfield came away with 2nd place, awarded to Teresa

Barnhill (below right) who performed a dance solo and 1st

place, awarded to Neo-politan (a dance trio pictured below)

consisting of Eddie Adams, Barnaby Maude and Liam

Morris.

Congratulations to all the competitors from the heats and the

finals. It is a privilege to be a part of a school with such great

talent and everyone did such a great job in representing our

school and making us proud.

Recycling

Initiative

The Cancer Society's new initiative to reduce the use of

plastic bags and move to recyclable paper for the Oncology

Department at Christchurch Hospital was met with great

enthusiasm by our Years 7 and 8 students as they took to

decorating the bags.

Having been approached at the end of Term Two, the

students have busied themselves producing some fantastic

results.

In a recent Newstalk ZB interview, Liz Chesterman, Chief

Executive, Cancer Society, said:

"We think it is a great project and are really delighted that

the school students and their teachers have embraced it so

well. It is such a great way to get students thinking about

others less fortunate than themselves, great for patients

undergoing cancer treatment to know people are thinking

about them and, of course, children’s art work always brings

great cheer; finally, it is a really cost effective and personal

way for the Cancer Society to maintain its regular supply

of clothing bags to the Oncology Department for patients'

clothing while they are having radiation treatment."

Pitching In

For Plunket

Two Christchurch Plunket clinics have been given a spring

clean thanks to the help from some of our Year 10 students

and the University of Canterbury (UC) Student Volunteer

Army (SVA).

This term, our students, alongside the UC SVA and other

Year 10s from local schools, visited the Burnside and

Burwood Plunket clinics. Over two mornings, the group

trimmed bushes, dug out weeds and unwanted trees,

painted fences, cleaned the playground equipment, and

tidied the grounds.

TERM FOUR

EVENTS

October

15 First Day of Term Four

Dental Van Year 8s (to 24 October)

16 Board of Trustees Meeting (6.30 pm)

PTSA Meeting (7.30 pm)

19 Year 13 AGR Day Out

Year 13 OED MTB

22 Labour Day Public Holiday

24 Year 12 PE MTB Assessments

25 Year 10 Cookie Market

26 Year 12 AGR Day Out

Year 13 OED MTB

29 Year 12 OED MTB

Years 7 and 8 Athletics Sports (PP Day 31 October)

30 House Meeting - Tabloids

November

1 Year 13 OED MTB

2 Tabloid Sports

7 First Day of NCEA Exams

Canterbury PS Summer Tournament

13 Board of Trustees Meeting (6.30 pm)

15 Staff Only Day

16 Canterbury Show Day

20 Dispatch Newsletter

PTSA Meeting (7.30 pm)

21 Year 10 Activity Days

23 International End of Year Function

24 Courtenay A & P Show Day

27 Canterbury SS Junior Tennis Championships

28 Canterbury PS Triathlon Championships

29 Years 7 and 8 Summer Quad (Mt Hutt College)

30 Last Day NCEA Exams

NZSS Athletics and Road Race Championships

December

3 Senior Prize Giving

4 Peer Support Leaders Training (to 5 December)

Dispatch Newsletter

5 Canterbury PS Athletics Championships

6 Transition Day for New Entrants

11 Year 10 Film Festival

Board of Trustees Meeting (6.30 pm)

12 Years 7 and 8 Prize Giving PRACTICE 9-10 am

Years 9 and 10 Prize Giving PRACTICE 10-11 am

13 Years 7 and 8 Prize Giving 9.30 am

Years 9 and 10 Prize Giving 1.30 pm

Dispatch Newsletter

Last Day of Term Four

14 Staff Only Day

The UCan Year 10 programme encourages local secondary

students to begin exploring leadership in their communities

through volunteering while being mentored by SVA

members. Along with getting out and making a difference

in the community, the Year 10 students also got to learn

more about the SVA, how it was founded, and the work it

continues to do in the community. The students also were

tasked with coming up with a project idea that they would

like to implement within their own school and community and

pitching it to a panel consisting of representatives from the

university and SVA.

Visit our website for all our latest news, events, school calendar,

and gallery of photos, bookmark http://darfield.school.nz/

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SELWYN TIMES

Report shows Selwyn set

for strong future

447,311

visits to Selwyn libraries

(physical, virtual and wifi)

2,458

building consents issued, in

average processing time of

9.24 days

7.6

million litres of water

supplied to Selwyn

households and businesses

27,247

tonnes of material processed

through Pines Resource

Recovery Park

77.1

kilometres of road resurfaced

Economic confidence, continuing growth and community development are key themes in the

Council’s latest Annual Report, just released.

The 2017/18 report notes that with a population estimated at over 60,000 Selwyn is now the

third-largest territorial authority in the South Island – and our economy is growing at double the

national average.

Mayor Sam Broughton says the Council is continuing to play a central role in providing the

essential services, infrastructure and facilities to support a growing community.

“We’re pleased to be contributing to Selwyn’s success,” he says. “Our results for the year outline

the investment we are making to support our communities and make sure we are well placed to

accommodate the growth that we expect will continue for some time.”

During 2017/18 the Council achieved 88% of its performance targets for the year – a 2% increase

on the previous year.

Building activity has remained strong with 2,458 building consents issued during the year,

reflecting the ongoing development of new residential subdivisions.

Major new community facilities this year included the opening of the Dunsandel and Tai Tapu

Community Centres, with West Melton opening shortly, while earthquake strengthening was

completed at Ladbrooks and Springston halls. Progress was made on the planned Rolleston town

centre with initial concept designs released.

Work continued to develop Foster Park as an important sport and recreation hub, including the

completion of a new playground and additional sports fields, and extending the footpath network.

Major roading projects included intersection upgrades at two busy Rolleston locations, Masefield

Drive/Rolleston Drive and Jones Road/Hoskyns Road. Both projects included installation of traffic

lights, footpaths and other infrastructure.

Across the district, this year the Council completed resealing on 77.1 kilometres of roads, repaired

5,273 potholes and maintained over 1,000 kilometres of unsealed roads.

A major upgrade to the Pines Wastewater Treatment Plant included a new bio-reactor and

upgrades to the sludge solar drying hall and UV treatment system.

New community initiatives launched this year included the Show Me Selwyn bus tours and

Everything Selwyn website, both aimed at supporting newcomers to the district. The Council also

delivered an expanded Summer in Selwyn event programme, and helped celebrate our growing

diversity through events like CultureFest.

Overall the Council’s financial position remains sound. Expenditure for the year was $100.6

million compared with budget of $99 million. Revenue for the year was $146 million compared

with budget of $128.6 million. Population and housing growth resulted in higher than anticipated

revenue from both rates and development contributions, while increased vested assets reflected

the high level of subdivision activity.

Development contributions are retained for future infrastructure provision and cannot be used to

reduce rates, while vested assets are a non-cash item and are also not available to reduce rates.

Feedback sought on Parks and Reserves Bylaw

The Council is proposing changes to its current Parks and Reserves Bylaw 2009 and we want your feedback.

The proposed changes take into account the evolving behaviours and use of parks and reserves since

it was last reviewed in 2009. We’ve made minor changes to the layout and formatting of the bylaw, and

addressed new issues that have arisen since the last review.

The changes also reflect the growth of urban areas, increased number of tourists choosing camping as

preferred accommodation, changes to the district’s social fabric, habits, recreation trends and use of

technology such as drones.

It’s important to have your say, as open space forms an integral part of the district’s aesthetic, social,

ecological, cultural and economic life. We have more than 1200 hectares of parks and reserves in the

Selwyn district.

Public consultation on changes to the Parks and Reserves Bylaw 2009 closes on 20 November 2018 at

5pm. For more information visit www.yoursay.selwyn.govt.nz.

Back to school road safety

Over 9,500 Selwyn children are heading back to school this

week so it’s important that drivers take extra care when travelling

through our townships.

Many of these young people will be getting off and on school buses, in

and out of cars and walking, biking and scooting to and from school.

School Road Safety Coordinator Stephanie Hautler says we need to

make sure our children are reminded of road safety skills.

“Road safety starts at home but children can be a bit rusty after a

few weeks off so keep a close eye out for them,” she says.

“It’s the right time to refresh your kids on the kerb drill, to watch out

for sneaky driveways and to check they are wearing their helmets

and hi viz”.

If your children walk or bike to school independently take them on

practice bike rides or walks to school while the roads are quiet.

“Find a safe route that minimises the amount of road crossing they

have to do, the shortest route may not always be the safest,” Ms

Hautler says.

The kerb drill:

1. Stop one step back from the kerb.

2. Look and listen for traffic coming from all directions.

3. If there is traffic coming, wait until it has passed and then look

and listen for traffic again.

4. If there is no traffic coming, walk quickly straight across the road.

5. While crossing, look and listen for traffic, wherever it may come from.

Plenty of opportunities from

Sister Cities expedition

Mayor Sam Broughton has identified a number of parallels between

Selwyn and our sister cities, during his recent trip to China and Japan.

Mayor Broughton, Deputy Mayor Malcolm Lyall and Councillor Bob

Mugford and Malvern Community Board member Karen Meares

took part in the 20-day trip to China and Japan.

The trip was part of the Sister Cities Programme, aiming to promote

cultural understanding, co-operation and economic development.

Mayor Broughton says while in the Gansu Province, the delegation

saw a number of industries local Selwyn businesses could

potentially form relationships with.

“What we saw in Gansu Province was an area that farmed grain and

lamb, as well as producing wine.

“It was fascinating to see so many parallels between some of our

key export earners and what one of our sister cities produces,”

Mayor Broughton says.

With the identification of potential links Mayor Broughton will now

be investigating how to take advantage of the similarities, and look

for ways that local businesses can develop relationships with firms

in Gansu.

Mayor Broughton and the rest of the delegation were amazed at the

hospitality offered to them during their trip to China and Japan, and

will be looking to reciprocate when hosting trips in the future.

Council services on Labour Day

Council offices, Libraries and Service Centres, Rolleston Community

Centre and Lincoln Event Centre will be closed on Labour Day,

Monday 22 October. Rubbish and recycling collection will occur

as normal. Selwyn Aquatic Centre is open from 8am–8pm. Pines

Resource Recovery Park is open from 10am–4pm.

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

COMMUNITY FUND

APPLICATIONS

Applications for the first round

of funding from the Selwyn

Community Fund close at the

end of the month. The fund

is open to any organisations

whose principle functions or

activities are of a charitable

(not-for-profit) nature. Full details

on eligibility and criteria, along

with the online application form

are at www.selwyn.govt.nz/

selwyncommunityfund

ALCOHOL NOTICES

Southbridge Rugby Football

Club Incorporated has applied

to renew its club licence.

Objections are open until 26

October. For more information

head to www.selwyn.govt.nz/

alcoholnotices

MOBILE LIBRARY TIMETABLE

Wednesday 17 October

Rakaia Huts 9.30–10am

Southbridge School

10.45am–12pm

Abbeyfield, Leeston

2.30–3.00pm

Thursday 18 October

Annabel’s West Melton

1.00–1.30pm

Lincoln University Early

Childhood Centre 2.00–2.30pm

Prebbleton Township/Tavern

3.30–5.30pm

Tuesday 23 October

Glenroy Hall 11.40–12.10pm

Windwhistle School 1–1.30pm

Glentunnel School 1.55–2.55pm

Glentunnel Hall 3–3.30 pm

NOTICE OF MEETING

Selwyn District Council Sister

Cities Committee

Tuesday 13 November 2018 at

6pm, Rolleston.

Selwyn District has Sister

Cities cultural and friendship

relationships and exchange

visits with our Sister Cities

in Japan; China; Coventry in

Rhode Island, USA; and Toraja,

Indonesia;

Anyone welcome to attend.

RSVP to Bernadette Ryan 3472

830 or bernadette.ryan@selwyn.

govt.nz for catering purposes.

Selwyn

Events

WWW.SELWYN.GOVT.NZ/EVENTS

Meetings

Public Forums: Council,

Community Board and local

committee meetings are open

to the public. Time is available at

the start of meetings for people

to speak on matters of concern.

Please notify Bernadette Ryan

or your local committee at least

three days before the meeting.

Township, Hall and Reserve

Committees: To list or make

changes to meeting details, email

meeting.changes@selwyn.govt.

nz or phone 347 2800 or 318

8338 by 9am Wednesday the

week before publication.

COUNCIL & COMMUNITY

BOARD

Unless otherwise stated all of

these meetings will be held at the

Rolleston Council Building.

Road Safety Subcommittee

Wed 17 Oct 10am

Malvern Community Board

Tue 23 Oct 4.30pm

Kirwee Hall

Selwyn Waihora Zone

Committee

Tue 6 Nov 1pm

Lincoln Event Centre

Property Committee

Wed 7 Nov 9am

Audit and Risk Subcommittee

Wed 7 Nov 10.15am

Council meeting

Wed 7 Nov 1pm

ON THE

ROADS

LOCAL COMMITTEES &

ASSOCIATIONS

Coalgate Township Committee

Tue 23 Oct 7.30pm

Coalgate Fire Station

Coalgate/Glentunnel Reserve

Management Committee

Tue 6 Nov 7.30pm

Coalgate Fire Station

Darfield Recreation

and Community Centre

Management Committee

Mon 5 Nov 7.30pm

Darfield Rec and

Community Centre

Darfield Township Committee

Thur 18 Oct 7.30pm

Darfield Library/Service Centre

Doyleston Community

Committee

Wed 7 Nov 7.30pm

Osborne Park Hall

Glenroy Community Hall

Committee

Tue 16 Oct 7.30pm

Glenroy Community Hall

Glentunnel Township

Committee

Mon 29 Oct 7.30pm

Glentunnel Community Centre

Ladbrooks Community Hall

Committee

Fri 26 Oct 7.30pm

Ladbrooks Hall

(note change of date)

On the roads this week

Leeston Community Committee

Mon 5 Nov 7.30pm

Leeston Library

Community Room

Leeston Park Committee

Mon 29 Oct 8pm

Leeston Park Pavilion

Rolleston Community Centre

Management Committee

Thur 25 Oct 7pm

Rolleston Community Centre

Rolleston Residents Association

Mon 28 Oct 7pm

Rolleston Community Centre

Sheffield/Waddington

Community Committee

Thur 18 Oct 7.30pm

Sheffield Hall

Springston Hall Committee

Fri 9 Nov 7.30pm

Springston Hall

(additional meeting)

Springston Reserve Committee

Wed 17 Oct 7.30pm

Errol Tweedy Pavilion,

Springston Reserve

Tawera Memorial Hall

Committee

Wed 7 Nov 7.30pm

Tawera Hall

Waihora Park Reserve

Committee – AGM

Tue 6 Nov 7.30pm

Waihora Bowling Club

Pre-seal repair work will be undertaken on Lincoln Tai Tapu Road, Ellesmere Road,

Leadleys Road and Blakes Road.

Reconstruction will continue on Waimakariri Gorge Road between Waddington

Road and Minchins Road.

Resealing will be completed along The Lake Road and Hudsons Road.

Curve Road, Cossars Road, Lincoln Tai Tapu Road and Ellesmere Road will have

patch sealing take place.

Maintenance grading is to take place in the Hororata, Dunsandel and Motukarara areas.

The shoulder on West Belt, Lincoln is being formed and sealed.

MONDAY

22

OCTOBER

WEDNESDAY

31

OCTOBER

SATURDAY

3

NOVEMBER

Homebush Stables and

Gardens

2142 Homebush Road, 10am–4pm

This historic place will be open to

the public free of charge to celebrate

25 years of operating and restoring

the stables complex and gardens.

Buildings, musuem, gardens and

cafe all open. Bring a picnic or enjoy

country feasts and delicious food in

the Swingletree Cafe.There will be

plenty to see and do including a teddy

bears picnic and children’s games.

Signposted from Darfield.

Halloween Disco

Lincoln Event Centre, 4.30–6pm

Lincoln Event Centre’s Halloween

Disco is back for 2018! Come dressed

to dance in your favourite Halloween

costume for an afternoon full of fun

and activities. For pre-schoolers and

children aged up to eight years. Just

$3 per child or $5 per family, tickets

available from the Lincoln Event Centre

reception or door sales on the day.

Rolleston Fireworks

Foster Park, 5pm

The iconic event is back again, brought

to you by an incredible group of local

volunteers. As well as a wonderful

fireworks display, there will be plenty

of delicious food options, fairground

rides and entertainment including on

stage performances. Access by way of

donation, $5 per adult and $2 per child

(5 to 12 years). Postponement date of

Sunday 4 November.

What do YOUth think? survey

The Selwyn Youth Council wants to hear what young people think about living,

learning, working and playing in Selwyn.

Each year Selwyn District Council conducts a residents’ survey to better

understand the needs of the Selwyn community.

Starting this year, the Youth Council have decided to conduct their own annual youth survey to help

focus their efforts to better support the district’s youth.

The survey is open until Wednesday 31 October for any young person living in Selwyn between the

ages of 13–24.

Complete the survey by Wednesday 24 October and you’ll be in the draw for an early bird $50 Prezzy Card

prize. Go to the Selwyn Youth Council’s Facebook page for more information and a link to the survey.

SATURDAY

24

NOVEMBER

The Courtenay A&P Show

Kirwee Showgrounds, from 8am

Featuring fun and friendly competition,

a great day out where town and

country meet. The Courtenay A&P

Show is a held on the Saturday after

Show Weekend. For more information

head to www.courtenayshow.org.nz.

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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FREE

SAUSAGE

SIZZLE

This summer | Tuesdays 5.30–7pm

This summer Selwyn District Council will be visiting 19 different

locations around Selwyn and four of those locations are up for grabs.

Meet your Street is a fun, informal event with a free sausage sizzle. It’s a chance to meet new people in your neighbourhood while

enjoying some music and games for the kids. Check out our Facebook page ‘Meet Your Street Selwyn’ for event information,

photos and wet weather postponement details or visit selwyn.govt.nz/meetyourstreet.

Date

November 2018

Tuesday 6

Tuesday 13

Tuesday 20

Tuesday 27

December 2018

Tuesday 4

Tuesday 11

Tuesday 18

January 2019

Tuesday 8

Tuesday 15

Tuesday 22

Tuesday 29

February 2019

Tuesday 5

Tuesday 12

Tuesday 19

Tuesday 26

March 2019

Tuesday 5

Tuesday 12

Tuesday 19

Tuesday 26

Location

Austen Place, Rolleston

Walter Place, Kirwee

Perthshire Crescent Reserve, Lincoln

Westview Crescent, West Melton

Matisse Close, Rolleston

Corner of Tramway and Leeston Dunsandel Road, Dunsandel

Mahy Place, Rolleston

Woodville Street, Leeston

Juliet Place and Caesar Close, Little Rolleston Hamlet, Rolleston

William Street, Prebbleton

Everett Street, Coalgate Reserve, Coalgate Township Edition

Walkway between Foxford Close and Kilkenny Close, Lincoln

Goulds Green, Rolleston

William Hyde Place, Darfield

Corner of Sarsfield and O’Connells Street, Southbridge

Central Ward competition winner

Malvern Ward competition winner

Springs Ward competition winner

Ellesmere Ward competition winner

Your chance to host

Here in Selwyn we also encourage neighbourhoods

to organise their own local street gathering.

If you are interested in hosting

your own Council offers a

subsidy of up to $75 per street

gathering (conditions apply).

Visit selwyn.govt.nz/

meetyourstreet.

Your chance to win!

This year we want you to tell us where

you think the final four Meet your Street

locations should be held for 2019. We

have set aside the four dates in March to

be decided by a lucky draw, one in each

Selwyn ward.

Applications are open now and close Friday

30 November 2018. The lucky winning

streets will be announced

early December.

Visit selwyn.govt.nz/

meetyourstreet to nominate

your street.

$75

FUNDING

AVAILABLE

YOUR

CHANCE TO

WIN

(03) 347 2800

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Wednesday October 17 2018 29

SPORTS

Weedons’ batting

collapse leads to

loss against Sefton

STEAMING IN: Weedons’ Fraser Austin in motion during his

run in to the bowling crease.

YEAH NICE: Wicket-keeper Todd Inness (below) collects a

dot ball from Jono Green.

A TOP order collapse was too

much for Weedons to overcome

as they tried to chase down 193

against Sefton on Saturday in

the Canterbury country premier

one-day competition.

The second round match was

the only one to take place in the

competition at the weekend, with

pitch covers being blown off at

Southbridge, and wet ground

ruling out play at Southbrook

and Cheviot.

With Weedons Domain

temporarily unavailable while a

new pavilion is being built, their

fixture against Sefton was shifted

to the Mandeville Sports Centre

in Ohoka.

Sefton batted first to rattle up

192/7 in their allotted 45 overs.

Fraser Austin and Josh Watson

were the best of the Weedons

bowlers, with both taking two

wickets. Lachie Stove, Brad

Knightingale and Sandeep Singh

also took wickets.

Sefton’s Callum Simpson, who

recently returned home from

a cricket trip to Sydney with

CHASE: Brad Knightingale

keeps his eyes on the ball

while fielding.

Christchurch Boys’ High School,

showed real maturity to top score

with an unbeaten 47 off 85 balls.

Weedon’s chase for victory hit

an early road block when former

CBHS pupil Matt Rowe reduced

Weedons to 9/3 on his way to

claiming a five-wicket bag.

Sam Wilson was the best of the

Weedons batsman with a knock

of 37 from 81 balls.

Wilson’s partnerships with

Todd Inness and Shannon

Dunnett gave Weedon’s some

brief hope of a recovery when

they were 58/4.

However, with only four

players reaching double figures,

the fight back was unable to

build momentum.

It was Simpson who owned

the day, bowling with skill and

control to grab three wickets to

go with his knock of 47. Sefton

then cruised to a comfortable 64-

run victory.

Scoreboard

Sefton 192/7 (C Simpson

47no, K Campbell 29, B

Fleming 19; F Austin 2/32)

beat Weedons 128 (S Wilson

37; M Rowe 5/10, C Simpson

3/28)

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FOCUSED: Tom Suyker looks to flick a delivery off his legs.

BOWLING: Sandeep Singh delivers a ball.

RUNS: James Richards and Tom Suyker cross ends.

HISTORY: Former Halswell Quarry Park ranger John Moore with his collection of photographs.

Halswell history to go on display

• By Anan Zaki

HALSWELL’S HISTORY dating

back to 1850 will be showcased

this weekend.

More than 1000 photos of the

area were compiled together by

former Halswell Quarry Park

ranger, John Moore.

A retired farmer, Mr Moore

has lived in the Halswell area

since 1978.

Mr Moore helped transform

the Halswell Quarry into the

park that it is today throughout

the 1990s and early 2000s.

The majority of his collection

was passed down from late

photographer Lyal Browne and

late historian Doug Ridder.

Mr Ridder lived in Halswell for

81 years, until he passed away in

2002, aged 85.

“I got to know Doug very well

and he had a wonderful collection

of history of the Halswell Quarry,

and the early settlers of Halswell,”

Mr Moore said.

“When he retired and went

up to Napier to live, he gave me

all his boxes of photographs and

handwritten notes that he had,”

he said.

A lot of the history work

focused on the Halswell Quarry,

which opened in the 1860s and

closed in 1990.

Mr Ridder’s research showed

that much of the broken metal

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of Quarry

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surrounding

area in 1937.

in the quarry’s early years was

used to form roads replacing

tracks that were prone to winter

flooding.

One of the tracks, that ran

from the south to the then new

city of Christchurch, was named

Lincoln Rd, now known as

Halswell Rd.

The photographs will be

displayed at the Halswell Quarry

Information Centre on Saturday

and Sunday from 9am to 5pm.

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Motoring

• By Ross Kiddie

AS AN AVID motorsport follower,

I like it when Kiwis show the world

how quick we are behind the wheel

of competition cars.

We have many racers who are

making a name for themselves on

the world stage, one of my idols

is World Rally Championship

driver Hayden Paddon. Paddon is

one of those genuinely nice guys

and, of course, is super quick in

a rally car. He drives for Hyundai

Motorsport, and is a great

ambassador for the brand, and

New Zealand in total.

Hyundai’s WRC contender is

loosely based around its small car

– the i20 and Paddon certainly

knows how to make it fly. I

simply can’t wait until the next

round of the WRC, and will I be

following with interest Paddon’s

future in the sport.

Given the success Hyundai

have experienced in the WRC,

it’s no surprise there is a road

car spin-off. However, instead

of it being i20-based the hot

hatchback is based on the i30

and is labelled i30N, the N

representing the development

work done at the legendary

Nurburbring race circuit in

Germany and Hyundai’s research

and development facility at

Namyang in South Korea.

The i30N competes squarely

with the likes of Renault’s Clio

RS, Ford’s Focus RS and Subaru’s

WRX. However, it must be

mentioned that some of the

competition have four-wheeldrive,

the i30N is a front-wheeldrive

model only.

That aside, the i30 is a

genuine performance car, it has

a turbocharged 2-litre engine

which drives through a sixspeed

manual transmission and

electronically-controlled limited

slip differential. The driveline

is packaged for entertainment,

there is 202kW available at the

top end with the turbocharged

boost promoting a 353kW torque

figure available all of the way

from 1500rpm to 4700rpm, with

another 25Nm on overboost, if all

the ducks are lined up in a row.

Hyundai claims a 6.1sec

standstill to 100km/h acceleration

time, along with a 250km/h top

speed. I’m sure these figures are

accessible, the engine is a real

honey in terms of flexibility,

it sings freely to the redline,

yet has a gentle flow of power

right through the rev band,

there’s never a point of lag nor

reluctance to deliver. Yet, you can

also drive the i30N leisurely at

city speeds without drama, it will

pull from low revs, and if you do

get caught in an inappropriate

gear there is enough torque on

offer to pull freely out of that

situation.

However, the i30N is at its best

on a high country burst. Sadly,

there are too few manual gearbox

cars in today’s market, so it is very

refreshing to have a drive with

a stick-shift. I took the test car

on a loop through the fabulous

Malvern Hills.

It is a delight in tight,

challenging corners, there is a lot

of electronic trickery through the

driveline, which means power

to the wheels is given the best

chance of grip.

There is little push through

the steering, understeer is

moderated and grip through

all corners is massive. That is

supplied in the first instance

by what I regard as the world’s

best rubber – Pirelli PZero tyres

(235/35 x 19in) – directional

accuracy is stunning and steering

feel is delightful.

Hyundai have developed

what they label N-mode. In that

Local

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HYUNDAI I30N: Turbocharged hot hatchback.

• Price – Hyundai i30N,

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• Dimensions – Length,

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• Configuration – Fourcylinder,

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• Performance –

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• Fuel usage – 8l/100km

Fire rages, homes at risk

setting the i30N feels constantly

eager, the engine lets the driver

know there is nothing normal

under the bonnet. There is a

very audible exhaust sound and

a deliberate bark on both up and

downshifts. It is a manufactured

sound but it is truly delightful

and is true to the spirit of the hot

hatchback.

At $54,990, the i30N is a bangfor-buck

bargain, there is a lot of

car for the money and its clever

design techniques mean you

can drive it any way you like at

any given point. It is responsive

but also practical, the i30 in

traditional form is a car which

has a reputation for quality family

transport.

This evaluation focuses mostly

on the performance aspects of the

i30N. I make no apology for that,

it is a car which thrills with its feel

and speed. The exhaust sound

makes you feel like you are in the

middle of that WRC special stage,

it is infectious but it is part of a

package that will satisfy the driver

(and occupants) in all driving

situations.

It is most certainly the car for

me if finances allowed. Sadly,

they don’t, but I will still have

my Hyundai fix for a while to

come as I’ll not only be following

Paddon’s career, no matter what

direction that might take, but also

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SELWYN RURAL LIFE

Keeping busy farmers

on the move

At

Keeping vehicles well maintained and

in good running order is essential for the

“We have a team of three full-time

qualified mechanics, and we service and

busy farmer. As Simon Wilson, owner of replace cam belts, brakes, brake pads,

Rolleston Diesel & Petrols points out, farm

environments can be dirty and dusty, and

farm vehicles get used a lot and often don’t

get serviced regularly.

“The best thing farmers can do is bring

their vehicles in to us so we can check the

brakes, clutch plates, wheel bearings and

greasing points,” he says.

For diesel vehicles, they will also run an

brake rotors, batteries, and we supply and

fit Maxxis tyres. We offer everything from

general servicing up to full mechanical

repairs and part replacement,” Simon says.

“We also offer COF pre-checks, and can

arrange for COFs to be issued.”

Rolleston Diesel & Petrols is located

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hours are Monday to Friday, 7am-5pm for

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Get out in the garden this

Labour

Weekend

Labour weekend is near and it is a great time to get

out into the garden! Here are our top garden tasks...

SELWYN TIMES

Labour Weekend Hours

Saturday 20th October: 8am – 5pm

Sunday 21st October: 9am – 4pm

Monday 22nd October: 9am – 4pm

Sow some seeds

Watching seeds grow and flourish is

so rewarding and so easy to do. Use

our Seed Raising mix to start them off

in seed trays and then plant outdoors

once they are a good size seedling.

Remember to use the right seeds for

the season, now you can grow carrots,

lettuce, peas, courgettes, spinach,

spring onions, beans, tomatoes, alyssum,

daisy’s, lemons, marigolds etc.

When planting out the seedlings, use our seed raising mix

as a back fill, it contains a mini slow release fertiliser and Hydraflo

which is a water management product. It will then continue to look after your

seedlings as they grow, bloom and fruit in your garden.

Safety in the garden

Spring brings the risk of catching Legionnaires Disease if you don’t handle potting

mixes and compost correctly. The bacteria that cause Legionnaires Disease are present

naturally in the environment and there is no method available to eliminate the

bacteria. So, we must work with protecting ourselves from the harmful effects of these

bacteria, in much the same way as we protect ourselves from the damage caused to

us by exposure to the sun. Below are some precautions you can take to reduce the risk

of contracting Legionnaires.

• Open bags with a sharp knife – away from the face - in open spaces, not in enclosed

areas like sheds or greenhouses

• Remember to use gloves and masks when handling the mix

• Dampen any dry mix – being care not to inhale dry, dusty mix

• Store bags out of direct sunlight

• Always wash your hands after gardening, and before eating or drinking

If you develop any flu-like symptoms after

working in the garden head to your doctor

immediately. Make sure you let them know

you have been gardening and need to get

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If you have any queries about Legionnaires,

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TLC for your lawns

It’s time to fertilise your

lawns now, giving them a

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Home-grown strawberries

Fancy some juicy home-grown strawberries? Garden beds, raised planters, pots,

hanging baskets are all great places for these wee gems to grow. If you don’t have an

area at home to grow them in the ground, head down to your local garden supplies

shop and grab a pot or hanging basket. Steps to sweet strawberries

• Quality growing mix. Patio Plus is excellent for strawberries as it contains all the

nutrients they will need to produce a bumper crop.

• Strawberry fertiliser for plants in garden beds, or Topdressing fertiliser for those in

pots, baskets or containers. You won’t need this straight away, but they will need

more food through the season as they produce the berries.

• Make sure you give the plants space to thrive. Dig a hole about 10cm deep to ensure

the roots become well established and they

can spread out to get the essential nutrients

and water. Pat the soil firmly around the

plant once in place. Put peastraw or mulch

around the plants.

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Gardening

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Add art to provide a personal touch

Fire rages, homes at risk

WOULD YOU dare to buy

a friend or relative a piece of

garden art this Christmas?

The idea that you can make art

yourself for next to nothing is

not wishful thinking.

So if you find yourself at a

sculpture exhibition, or a garden

festival, and you see a toilet roll

holder bolted to what appears

to be a concrete drainage pipe

lovingly smeared in purple paint,

don’t imagine you could do the

same yourself. Just buy it and get

it home to rescue that desperately

dull stretch of griselinia.

But before parting with your

cash bear in mind: where you are

going to put it; what it will look

like when it is in place; and if you

know when to say ‘‘stop’’. Art,

they tell you, is very personal.

Not so in the garden, where

everyone invited around must

suffer or marvel at your personal

taste on show.

It pays to buy not what your

gut instinct says you love but

what will gel best with the geraniums.

Inside the house, most artworks

would look acceptable displayed

against a white wall but

in the garden you could say you

already have the art installed:

plants are like a painted canvas.

So the art you bring home is really

more of a final brushstroke.

Big lawns thus require fat

installations at the end; intimate

corners suit tiny trinkets and

treasures.

Therefore you have to first

identify which particular spaces

need what — the garden’s overall

style and feel is as important as

the size and aspect of the spaces

inside.

Resist buying the art while

trusting you will find somewhere

to put it.

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Plywood cutouts in various

settings will work well in particular

areas. A dark corner may

best be furnished with something

bright and shiny, while

another vista might be enhanced

with a see-through work that

comes to life in silhouette.

If your haven is bold, funky

and chunky you can’t insult it by

asking a flowery teapot to stay.

Busy pieces of sculpture look

best in simple settings but minimalist

pieces are strong enough

to cope with a little more froth

and flowers surfing around their

shores.

Your garden is a cake and

pieces of art like the birthday

candles — space them out, make

sure they match the icing, and

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Gardening

Plenty to keep you busy in the warmer

TEMPERATURES are trending

upwards and gardens are starting

to flourish.

There is plenty to keep gardeners

busy while they enjoy the longer,

warmer hours in the garden.

Vege garden

Soil is key when it comes to

growing healthy veggie crops so

build good organic soil structure

by adding plenty of fresh compost

to existing soil and mixing well.

Plant out summer vegetables

like beans, beetroot, carrots, celery,

courgettes, cucumbers, corn,

leeks, lettuce, melons, onions,

radish, pumpkin and tomato.

Stagger plantings so you have a

constant supply over the season.

Apply side dressings of vegetable

fertiliser once plants are established

– this will help the development

of healthy, nutritious

vegetables. Water young plants

deeply when required to encourage

a strong root system.

Don’t be put off if you have a

lack of space; you can successfully

grow vegetables in raised beds or

in pots and containers.

Flowering annuals

Make room for your summer

flowering annuals by removing

any winter ones. Again, add

plenty of rich, fresh compost and

PLANTING TIME: Indoors or outdoors its time to get flowers in the dirt.

turn the soil over well. Summer

annuals can include alyssum,

asters, cornflowers, californian

poppy, cosmos, livingstone daisy,

lobelia, marigolds, nemesia, petunias,

portulaca, phlox, salvias,

sweet peas and zinnias.

Fruit trees

Apply fruit tree fertiliser and as

the soil warms up, mulch around

trees to help keep weeds away

and aid water retention. Grape

vines and kiwifruit vines will be

growing vigorously and may need

some trimming to keep under

control.

Strawberries

Towards the end of the month,

early varieties of strawberries

start to ripen, much to the delight

of birds, so make sure you cover

plants with a net. Fungal grey

mould or botrytis can affect

strawberries so keep checking

plants, removing any infected

leaves quickly. Adding pea straw

or hay around plants also helps,

and keeps the ripening berries

clean and healthy.

Herbs

Remove last season’s herbs and

plant out new season varieties,

including basil. Plant more than

one of your favourite herbs so you

have plenty on hand. Snip herbs

regularly (even when you’re not

using them) to encourage fresh

growth.

Lawns

Time to tackle any lawn repairs

now that the soil is warming up.

Where you have bare patches in

the lawn, add new topsoil before

broadcasting lawn seed and

lightly water to activate germination.

Apply lawn fertiliser to existing

lawns if you haven’t already

and mow regularly to encourage

growth.

Ornamental shrubs

Because winter shrubs like

azaleas, camellias and rhododendrons

are coming to the end

of their flowering, they’ll need

minor pruning before they break

into spring growth. Apply acid

fertiliser in late October along

with some mulch.

Container gardening

Flowers in pots, containers

and hanging baskets add colour

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weather

Remove any existing plants

and old potting mix and thoroughly

rinse and clean the container

(don’t forget the outside).

Being in a confined space means

potted plants deplete the soil

more quickly of nutrients, so

always use fresh, good quality

mix each season.

Roses

Apply side dressings of rose

fertiliser and mulch well around

rose plants. Regularly ‘dead head’

finished blooms to encourage

continuous flowering, making

sure you clean your secateurs or

clippers beforehand.

Have fun in the garden.

LEVEL:

The layout

of your

pavers

doesn’t

have to be

uniform

to create

an affect

as well

as being

practical.

TASTE: Remove last season’s herbs and plant out new

season varieties, including basil. Plant more than one of

your favourite herbs so you have plenty on hand.

Build a path using pavers

PAVING PART of your garden

will create an extra “room” for

your barbecue, a couple of sun

loungers, or a table and chairs.

Or, you could make a track

through your garden or lawn.

Work out where you want the

paving stones. An area with a

bit of slope is good for drainage,

but make sure it does not slope

towards the house.

Measure the area, in square

metres, so you can calculate how

many pavers you will need.

Allow five per cent more for

those you will have to cut to fit

odd spots.

Dig the area and level it. Don’t

recess it too much as the paving

stones should be above the

ground to stop water pooling.

About 10 or 12cm is the right

depth for foot traffic.

Build a thick base of gravel or

stone chip by putting one thin

layer over another compacting

each time (hire a plate compactor

from a hire company).

Put in edging restraints (buy

concrete edging from hardware

stores) to hold up a free edge of

stones.

Put down about 3cm of sand

on the top of your base layer of

gravel.

Lay the paving stones in the

sand and use the compactor to

settle them.

Measure and mark the stones to

be cut and use a diamond saw or

paver splitter (available from hire

companies).

Wear earmuffs and safety

glasses. Sweep sand over the

paved area to fill in gaps.

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Concept Art – Business &

Careers 1 hour

Saturday, 1-2pm

Learn about career paths

and business opportunities

for concept artists, game and

character developers, as well

as learn the finer techniques to

improve your art. Recommended

for adults and young people aged

16 years and over. Cost is $15.

Rolleston Library, 94 Rolleston

Drive

Introduction to 3D Modelling

for Games

Saturday, 1-3pm

This workshop will cover

the basics of 3D modelling

for absolute beginners and is

directed toward people who

are interested in 3D art and

don’t know where to start, or

beginners who have a little

experience but want to learn

more. Recommended for adults

and young people aged 16 years

and over. Free.

Lincoln Library & Service

Centre, 22 Gerald St

Adult Fashion Illustration

Saturday November 3, 10am-

2pm

Dreaming of becoming a

fashion designer, merchandiser,

or stylist? Learn the elements

of a basic fashion design sketch

and start to develop your own

Email emily.oconnell@starmedia.kiwi by

5pm each Wednesday

croquis. Two beginner workshops

will be held by fashion designer

Trudi Fraser at Rolleston and

Darfield. These workshops are

suitable for ages 18 and over.

Cost is $15 per person, bookings

essential.

Darfield Library & Service

Centre, 1 South Tce

Adult Book Club

Wednesday 9.30-10.30am

Leeston, and 6.30-8pm, Rolleston

Library

Book discussion groups

are a fun and popular way to

expand your reading subjects,

meet people in your area and

share your thoughts and ideas

about reading. The sessions are

organised to be a discussion over

a cup of tea and a biscuit, rather

than strict literary criticism.

You will read across a variety of

genres and this helps extend the

reading experience to include

things you may not necessarily

have chosen before.

Leeston Library and Service

Centre, 19 Messines St, and

Rolleston Library, 94 Rolleston

Drive

Rhymetime

Tuesday 10.30-11am, Darfield

and Lincoln, and Wednesday,

9.30-10am, Rolleston. Then

Thursday in Lincoln, 9.30-10am,

and Monday, 10-10.30am

Go along to a fun art session especially for teenagers. Teen Artspace gives adolescents the

opportunity to participate in art and craft activities and hang out with friends in a creative

atmosphere. You will learn how to use various art and craft materials. The class is free. Sessions

will be held Tuesday, 4.30-6pm, at the Darfield Library and Service Centre, and Wednesday,

4-5.30pm, at the Leeston Library and Service Centre.

Rhymetime is a fun, interactive

session of stories, songs, rhymes

and bubbles. Aimed at children

under 18-months-old.

Darfield Library and Service

Centre, 1 South Tce, Lincoln

Library and Service Centre, 22

Gerald St, Rolleston Library, 94

Rolleston Drive, and Leeston

Library and Service Centre, 19

Messines St

Halloween Disco

Wednesday, October 31, 4.30-

6pm

The Lincoln Event Centre

Halloween Disco is back.

Go dressed to dance in your

favourite Halloween costume

for an afternoon full of fun and

activities. For pre-schoolers and

children aged up to eightyears.

Cost is $3 per child or

$5 per family. Tickets available

from the Lincoln Event Centre

reception or door sales on the

day.

Lincoln Event Centre, 15 Meijer

Drive

Markets:

West Melton Market:

Saturday, 9am-noon. St Paul’s

Church.

Lincoln Farmers’ and Craft

Market: Saturday, 9.30am-

12.30pm. Gerald St, Lincoln.

Darfield Market: Saturday,

9am-1pm, opposite Challenge

Darfield, South Tce.

Edendale Car Boot Sale:

Sunday, noon-3pm, Edendale

Among the many attractions, like stalls offering

delicious homemade jams and speciality

foods, handmade crafts, a wide range of

plants and a large selection of second-hand

books, there will be the always-popular

Country Auction.

This year, the auction will feature locally made

garden art, while a competition between the

local craftsmen to see whose art draws the

highest bid will add extra flavour and fun to the

event.

The fair is being held at the

Hororata Domain on Labour

Day, October 22. The date

also marks the end of the

Christchurch City Council’s

Beca Heritage Week, during

which the 125th anniversary

of women’s suffrage is

being celebrated.

Hororata has a historic

connection with this

heritage celebration, as it

was local resident Sir John

Hall who pushed the bill

through Parliament that

gave women the vote.

Cafe, 888 Sandy Knolls Rd,

West Melton.

Running groups:

Lincoln Road Runners:

Tuesday registration from

5.30pm, then run starts at 6pm.

3km or 6km events. Starts at

Lincoln University. Gold coin

donation.

Malvern Road Runners:

Tuesday registration starts 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.

Auction a highlight

of annual spring fair

The annual Hororata Parish

Spring Fair always draws

crowds from far and near

that come to enjoy a relaxing

day out in the country, and

this year’s event should be

no exception.

ADverTOriAL


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Business for Sale

We run an after-school tutoring business,

Kip McGrath Leeston, which is well established in the

Ellesmere area. Current roll: 35 children.

There is great potential to grow this business.

Qualified teachers are employed. Training in the use

of Kip McGrath programmes and in the operating of

a tutoring business will be provided by Head Office.

Further information can be found at:

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For local information please contact Sheelagh or

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Servicing Selwyn Area Since 1987

Qualified & Experienced Professional

office: 03 337 9553

Rob: 027 436 1169

Scott: 021 168 6118

Member of Pest Management

Assoc. of NZ

BUILDER QUALIFIED

Decks, T & G Flooring,

Villa Restoring, New

Homes, Weatherboards.

Free Quotes. Bennet &

Sons Ltd Sam 027 496-

9362 or Tony 027 224-

0374

CARPENTER

HANDYMAN

Small Job Specialists,

Carpentry, Repairs,

Decking & Maintenance,

40 years experience, no

job too small, Ph Warren

03 322-1103 or 027 697-

8541

CARPET & VINYL

LAYINg

Exp. Repairs, uplifting,

relaying, restretching.

Email jflattery@xtra.co.nz

ph 0800 003 181 or 027

2407416

CONCRETE CUTTING

Affordable Concrete

Cutting with Quality, and

removal work. Free quote.

No job to small. Phone 027

442-2219, Fax 359-6052

a/h 359- 4605

FENCINg

Quality timber fencing -

gates & repairs, ph Ryan

027 951 8892

Bellamy’s

Furniture

Furniture made to

order and restoration

by tradesman with

35yrs experience.

PH Stephen

021 073 2624

Trades & Services

LANDSCAPINg

Paving, Lawns, Irrigation,

Decking, Fencing.

Kanga & small digger

services. Check out Squire

Landscaping on facebook.

FREE QUOTES. Ph

Arthur 347-8796, 027

220-7014 Edwin 027 220-

7154

MASONRY

DAMAGED

MASONRY?? Rock and

Blocks Work Ltd for all

your brick, block and tile

laying needs. Friendly

service Licensed Building

Practitioner phone Devon

on 021 375-888 or 03 329-

5511

PLASTERER

Exterior, For all your

exterior plastering needs

phone Lance 021 509 535

RJB PLUMBINg

Renovations, New Houses,

Hot Water Cylinders,

Kitchens Bathroom

Upgrades, Laundries,

General Maintenance ,

Water Filters. Phone Mark

0278690026

SHEEP SHEARINg

MOBILE

Fast friendly professional

service. 25 yrs exp.

Shearing, drenching, hoof

trimming etc. Call Shaun

021 204 1274

SPIDER & FLY

CONTROL

Fully certified professional

service. Call Zero Pests

022 507 3787 or 03 595

0422

STUMP gRINDINg

Best price guarantee Tony

0275 588 895

TILINg

Flooring - Splashbacks

-Wall incl tile removal, reg

master tiler, ph Dave 027

334 4125

WINDOW CLEANINg

Brown & White Ltd.

Family owned since 2001.

Ph Paul 027 229 3534

Wanted To Buy

AAA Buying goods

in Rolleston,Lincoln,

Prebbleton. Quality

furniture, Beds, Stoves,

Washing machines,

Fridge Freezers. Same day

service. Selwyn Dealers.

Phone 980 5812 or 027

313 8156

TOOLS Garden,

garage, woodworking,

mechanical, engineering,

sawbenches, lathes, cash

buyer, ph 355-2045

To Let

RENT ME!

Ideal as an extra

bedroom or office.

no bond required

Fully insulated and double glazed for warmth.

Three convenient sizes from $70 a week:

Standard 3.6m x 2.4m

Large 4.2m x 2.4m | Xtra-large 4.8m x 2.4m

Visit our website

www.justcabins.co.nz

for display cabin locations

www.justcabins.co.nz

Vehicles Wanted

Prebbleton

Netball Club

AGM

Sunday 4th

November,

4pm at

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All welcome.

CAR REMOVALS

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SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi

Wednesday October 17 2018 43

Classifieds Contact us today Phone our local team 03 379 1100

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FROM FULL CAR (Class 1)

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Cromwell & Mosgiel daily.

Other areas by arrangement

“TRAINING TOMORROWS DRIVERS TODAY”

OTHER COURSES/LICENCE

ENDORSEMENTS AVAILABLE ARE:

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Driving Related Health & Saftey Training

Passenger, Logbook & Load Security Training

DRIVETECH LTD

FREEPHONE 0508 2 DRIVE (37483) OR 03 348 8481

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

Storeman /

Forklift Operator

Leeston Seeds Limited is seeking

a fulltime Storeman / Forklift

Operator for its Seed Cleaning and

Treatment operation in Leeston.

Requirements for the role include:

• Forklift licence with F endorsement*

• Able to work extended hours plus weekend work

• Be accurate with recording details & some

warehouse knowledge

• Be proactive with a ‘can do’attitude

• Committed attitude towards Health & Safety and

have good hygiene practices

• Able to work in a team environment and take a

mature approach

• Ability to learn and operate dressing and treating

machines

• Lifting is required and so must be physically fit and

healthy

• Provide a high standard of customer service.

Leeston Seeds Limited is an alcohol and drug

free workplace. Please email your CV to

leestonseeds@xtra.co.nz.

Situations Vacant

Part time

worker

required

for small

dairy farm

• Odd Farm Jobs

• Handy to Lincoln

Ph 027 228 5644

Situations Vacant

2ic

position

available on a dairy

farm in Lincoln

12 & 2 11 & 3 Roster

Full Drivers licence

Able to shift rotorainers

Pasture managment a

must.

please phone

thomas

0210366121

For more details

Situations Vacant

LABOURERS.

We are looking for

labourers to work in the

Rolleston area within

factory environments.

Physically fit and available

to work Monday to Friday

are a must for these jobs.

If you are interested please

call Lynne on 03 365 1431

or visit our website to

register www.ryan.co.nz

We need your forgotten

Do you have a kilt getting dusty at the back of

your wardrobe? We can give it a new lease of

life at The Hororata Highland Games!

The Hororata Highland Games

Selwyn Times Kilted Mile is

growing in popularity but in

order to run the race, more

kilts are required.

The Kilted Mile is a race which

takes competitors on a one

mile course with obstacles

and challenges along the way

including a tyre run, hurdles

and scoffing a Hororata Pie

and Shortbread along the way.

It is one of the many events

held at the Hororata Highland

Games.

Contact Karen Pasco at karen.pasco@

starmedia.kiwi or drop off to our Star

Media office at 359 Lincoln Rd, Addington.

We will need the kilt by 1pm on Friday,

2 November 2018.

AgResearch is the Crown Research Institute tasked with delivering leading

agricultural science and innovation to benefit the wider New Zealand economy.

Our internationally-recognised scientists work across the agricultural sectors in

collaboration with a range of stakeholders both nationally and internationally,

putting science and innovation at the forefront. We are a unique organisation that

is driving prosperity by transforming agriculture.

Administrative Assistant

The role and opportunity

AgResearch are looking for an enthusiastic and positive person who will provide

administrative support at our Lincoln Campus. Working as part of the Site

Services team, you will need to be highly organised, customer focused and selfmotivated

with a can-do attitude. This is a full-time position for 1 year fixed term.

What you will be doing

• Providing front-line reception and phone service, including assisting visitors

and contractors.

• General administrative duties, including mail, courier and freight, ordering

supplies, financial processing and records management.

• Coordinating meetings, including bookings, resources and catering.

• Assisting the Site Manager in monitoring health and safety aspects for the site.

About you

• Fully conversant with Microsoft suite of programmes - Word, Outlook and

Excel at an intermediate level.

• Full Driver Licence or working towards this.

For more info or to apply go to www.agresearchcareers.co.nz

For a confidential discussion contact Elaine Chapman, Site Manager on 029 983 3987.

Applications close: 26 October 2018.

Bright Minds Leading the Way Significance Balance

www.agresearchcareers.co.nz

Come join the fun on the 10th November,

Hororata Domain

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44 Wednesday October 17 2018

Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi

SELWYN TIMES

Labour Weekend

5 DAY

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TO

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%

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SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi

Wednesday October 17 2018 45

LIMITED TIME ONLY – SALE ENDS OCTOBER 29 th 2018 • Excludes Manchester and Accessories

Whitehaven Queen Bed

now only $ 799

Accessories not included.

Prague 7 Pc Dining Pkg

now only $ 1499

Accessories not included.

ALL BEDROOM ON SALE

ALL DINING ON SALE

Andorra 3 Seater Electric Recliner

now only $ 1999

Accessories sold separately.

Casoria Outdoor 2 Seater

now only $ 1799

Casoria Outdoor Single Seater

now only $ 999

Accessories sold separately.

a

ALL LOUNGE ON SALE

ALL OUTDOOR ON SALE


46 Wednesday October 17 2018

Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi

SELWYN TIMES

Refresh your home for summer...

Add a touch of

opulence.

NEW

Madeleine 2 Drawer

Bedside

now only $ 259

Elyse 3 Seater

now only $ 999

Available in 3 colours.

Relax with calm, breezy linen.

Madeleine Dressing Table

with Trinket Mirror

now only $ 658

Alice Dining Chair

now only $ 139

Eames Fabric

Dining Chair

now only $ 95

Available in 2 colours.

Duvall Fabric

Dining Chair

now only $ 115

Available in 4 colours.

Go clean, Scandi style.

Verano 3 Seater

now only $ 749

Verano 2 Seater

now only $ 599

Prague

Queen Bed

now only $ 899

Accessories not included.

Veno 3 Pc

Dining Set

now only $ 349

www.targetfurniture.co.nz


SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi

Wednesday October 17 2018 47

NEW

NEW

Beautiful gold

colouring.

Hanging

out for new

outdoor

furniture?

Sapira Buffet

now only $ 699

NEW

Budapest Queen Bed

now only $ 899

Mattress not included.

Sapira 160 Dining Table

now only $ 399

Montana Queen Bed

now only $ 499

Mattress not included.

BEST SELLER!

Ego Egg Chair

now only $ 459

Davos Barstool

now only $ 99

NEW

Woodwall

It’s a new way of living.

NEW ITEMS NOW AVAILABLE!

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now only $ 459

Woodwall 2 Seater

now only $ 599

Hennesy Egg Chair

now only $ 499

Turn over for 2018 Outdoor collection.

INSTORE AND ONLINE


48 Wednesday October 17 2018

Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi

SELWYN TIMES

Outdoor 2018

labour day special

WHILE STOCKS

LAST

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Droplet

Egg Chair

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279

Palermo 3 Seater

now only $ 999

Accessories sold separately.

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now only $ 1999

Accessories not included.

Cloud Armchair

now only $ 479

Fox Dining Table &

Benches - Gunmetal

now only $ 3899

SAVE $ 1000

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the BeSt PRoPeRtieS AcRoSS

the SeLWYn DiStRict

INSIDE

PUBLiSheD eVeRY WeDneSDAY

Week commencing WeDneSDAY, 17th octoBeR 2018

Vendor has purchased - must be sold!

Framed by thriving gardens and boasting plenty of

character and personality, this stylish home was designed

and constructed to complement its natural surroundings.

This spacious home features 4 large bedrooms, a large

‘country-style’ kitchen, and a generously-proportioned

bathroom. Designed with families in mind, the open-plan

living area offers plenty of versatility, while a wood fire

guarantees year-round comfort. Other highlights include

neutral decor, a separate laundry, and excellent indoor/

outdoor flow.

Outside, the sprawling 4.5 hectare (11 acres) slice of land

is fully-fenced and boasts 4 paddocks, barn shed and a

large double garage (with internal access).

Although it feels like it’s a world away from the hustle and

bustle of modern life the property lies just a stone’s throw

away from the charming township of West Melton with all

of its boutique shops and quality amenities.

Our vendor has cherished his time here, taking great pride

in his home and maintaining it to the highest standards.

But the time to downsize has arrived, and with the next

chapter in his life beckoning he’s determined to achieve

a result as quickly as possible. Homes of this size, in this

popular pocket of the country are always in demand, and

interested parties are advised to act quickly - Instructions

are clear “this must sell under the hammer!”.

Open Home: Saturday 2-3pm

Auction: 31st October 2018 at 2pm

Russely Golf Club, 428 Memorial Ave (unless sold prior)

Four Seasons Realty

Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Four Seasons Realty 2017 Ltd

Caine Hopcroft

Contact:

Mobile: 027 330 1002

Phone: 03 347 1411

Email: caine.hopcroft@harcourts.co.nz

Address: 95 Neave Road, West Melton

harcourts.co.nz/RL2032

Trust.

One thing you can’t

put a price on.

New Zealand’s most trusted real estate

brand 6 years running. That must mean something!

CaineHopcroft

027 330 1002

03 347 4711

caine.hopcroft@harcourts.co.nz

fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz

Your home for local property

Four Seasons Realty 2017 Ltd

Licensed Agent REAA 2008


2

Nyressa Vincent

M 027 515 7045

P 03 347 4711

Nyressa Vincent

M 027 515 7045

P 03 347 4711

Nyressa Vincent

M 027 515 7045

P 03 347 4711

Nyressa Vincent

M 027 515 7045

P 03 347 4711

Jackie Wither

M 027 503 777

P 03 349 9919

Jackie Wither

M 027 503 777

P 03 349 9919

Four Seasons Realty 2017 Ltd | Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Contributor to realestate.co.nz

harcourts.co.nz

Your home for local property


3

Katie Harrison

M 021 135 0887

P 03 347 4711

Fergus Spain

M 027 608 4768

P 03 347 4711

Scott MacDonald

M 027 515 7045

P 03 347 4711

Welcome

Jon Carswell

Lincoln Office

Shona Robb

M 027 229 3657

P 03 347 4711

Four Seasons Realty 2017 Ltd | Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Jon has always been passionate

about the rural industry

and he is excited to bring an

enthusiastic, solution focused

approach to the rural property

market to help achieve the best

results for his clients.

027 687 0113

Your home for local property


4

Lifestyle, Landbank or Develop, FINAL WEEK!

92 Manse Road Leeston

Sadly, for our owners, a change in plans dictates that their

forever home MUST go.

This seriously impressive Boyd Chamberlain home,

nestled on 2.7Ha of sub-dividable land, offers a fantastic

opportunity for the ‘lifestyler’, equestrian lover, entertainer

or the savvy landbank/developer.

The open plan kitchen is sleek and sophisticated, a marble

bench top overlooking the dining area with great flow to the

outdoor space forms the hub of the home – entertaining is a

pleasure.

Cathedral ceiling and feature log burner set in schist

surrounds form a cosy space in the main living room.

Comfort year round with zoned underfloor heating,

the extras and functionality of the home are simply too

extensive to list – this is a must see.

Beyond the landscaped grounds and gardens lies real

potential. Zoned Living 2, with the option to further

subdivide, reap the rewards now or enjoy the future proof

value of your investment underpinned by the development

potential.

Deadline Sale – offers presented 4pm Thursday 25th

October.

View Sunday 1:30-2:30pm

www.harcourts.co.nz/RH4985

Steve Alfeld

M 0210 2402 528

P 03 349 9919

Local Community Knowledge

Local Community Service

Big Company Network and Resources

Thinking of Selling? I’d love to talk.

Steve Alfeld

021 0240 2528

steve.alfeld@harcourts.co.nz

Four Seasons Realty 2017 Ltd | Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Your home for local property


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6

M-A

MATSON & ALLAN

REAL ESTATE LIMITED

‘The

Selwyn

Experts’

Residential

Lifestyle

Rural Property

Licensed REAA2008

ROLLESTON - 11 Reuben Avenue

OAMARu STONE CLASSIC

• Oamaru Stone Classsic

• 240m 2 (approx) Oamaru Stone home.

• 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom and 1 ensuite

• 2x living areas with log burner & heat pump

• 2 car internal garaging

• North facing with veranda on two sides

• Freshly painted and new carpet throughout

• Newly laid ready lawn with pop up irrigation

• 1435m 2 section

Viewing: Sun 1.00 – 1.30pm

Price: Neg Over $550,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0445

Andrew Taylor 027 435 5930

andrew@marealestate.co.nz

OPEN HOME

NEW LISTING

ROLLESTON - 13 Rochester Crescent

READY AND WAITING ON ROCHESTER

• Affordable

• Great location

• Two separate living areas

• Well-appointed location

• Three double bedrooms

• Master with WIR and ensuite

• underfloor tile heating

• Private and secure section

• Immediate possession available

OPEN HOME

Viewing: Mon 3.45 – 4.15pm

Price: Neg over $489,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0446

Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576

jackie@marealestate.co.nz

NEW LISTING

ROLLESTON - 8 Full Moon Lane

EPITOME OF LIVING WITH 4 CAR

GARAGE

• Executive home built in 2018

• Two generous size living areas

• Stovax standalone fire place

• Large sliders to decked area

• Designer kitchen; granite benchtops & walk in pantry

• Designated dining and living

• Four double bedrooms

• Spacious master with large WIR and ensuite

• Standalone bath in the main bathroom

• Separate laundry and plenty of internal storage

• Private 820sqm, designated trailer or vehicle parking

ROLLESTON - 7 Jasper Court

FIRST HOME BuYERS BE QuICK!

• Low maintenance investment

• Built in 2015

• Views to idyllic reserve from living and outdoor

entertaining areas

• Sleek kitchen fitted with quality appliances

• Three generously proportioned bedrooms

• Large centrally located bathroom

• Intelligently designed for maximum space

• Easy stress free living, fabulous starter property

DARFIELD - 1141A Greendale Rd

YOuR PIECE OF PARADISE

• Large lifestyle family home on 6200sqm

• Beatifically decorated 233sqm home

• Log fire with 2 heat pumps

• 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 and chef’s style kitchen

SOUTHBRIDGE - 26 St James Street

FOuR CAR GARAGING AND FuTuRE

POTENTIAL

• Three bedroom home (two very large)

• Large country kitchen

• Tidy dining/lounge area

• separate formal lounge,

• Bathroom and large laundry.

• Fantastic patio

• 3 car garage and an

• Extra single garage with workshop

• Numerous established trees

• Established botanic setting

OPEN HOME

Viewing: Mon 2.15 – 2.45pm

Price: Neg Over $749,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0440

Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576

jackie@marealestate.co.nz

OPEN HOME

Viewing: Mon 3.00 – 3.30pm

Price: Neg Over $455,000

www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0431

Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576

jackie@marealestate.co.nz

OPEN HOME

Viewing: Sun 12.30 – 1.00pm

Price: Neg Over $695,000

www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0403

Paul Robinson Mb 021 277 2690

paul@marealestate.co.nz

OPEN HOME

Viewing: Mon 12.00 – 12.30pm

Price: $369,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0433

Cameron McRae Mb 027 769 6696

cameron@marealestate.co.nz

ROLLESTON - 73 Dynes Road

SENSATIONAL FIVE DOuBLE BEDROOM &

TRIPLE CAR GARAGE

• Fabulous executive living

• Five double bedrooms plus study

• Three separate living areas

• Stunning kitchen with stone benchtops

• Walk in pantry

• Beautifully specified bathrooms

• Ducted heat pump system throughout

• Triple car garage

• Delightful street appeal

kIRWEE - 12 Anson Street

HIDDEN GEM OF KIRWEE

• Quality built 200sqm home

• 2024m 2 of total privacy (two titles)

• 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms

• Open plan kitchen and dining

• 3 large living areas

• Log fire and heat pump

• Recent redecoration throughout

• Beautifully landscaped with heaps of garaging

• Separate area for a work from home option

LEESTON - 25 Market Street

PERMANENT MATERIAL HOME WITH

MANY EXTRAS

• Immaculate renovated permanent material home

• Three big bedrooms (two extra-large)

• Modern kitchen with designated dining

• Large open plan living area

• North facing decking

• Huge Osburn logburner and HRV

• Modern bathroom, Large separate laundry

• Large two car garage with workshop attached, carport,

vege gardens, more sheds for firewood & storage.

• Modern sleep out which could also be the perfect work

from home area

LEESTON - 22 Pound Road

THE ONE YOu HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR

• Great opportunity for first home buyers

• Located on the sunny side of the street

• Three good sized bedrooms

• Tidy bathroom

• Open plan living with free standing logburner on

wetback

• Separate kitchen

• Super sunny and warm conservatory\

• Solar hot water, heatpump and double glazing

• Separate laundry

• 790m 2 section with free standing double garage

• Garden shed & woodshed

Viewing: Mon 1.30 – 2.00pm

Price: Neg Over $795,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0430

Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576

jackie@marealestate.co.nz

OPEN HOME

Viewing: Sun 1.45 - 2.15pm

Price: Neg Over $549,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0425

Paul Robinson Mb 021 277 2690

paul@marealestate.co.nz

OPEN HOME

Viewing: Mon 1.00 – 1.30pm

Price: $419,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0442

Cameron McRae Mb 027 769 6696

cameron@marealestate.co.nz

OPEN HOME

Viewing: Mon 1.45 – 2.15pm

Price: Neg Over $385,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0419

Cameron McRae Mb 027 769 6696

cameron@marealestate.co.nz

NEW LISTING

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

Brendon Roxburgh

027 571 3983

Stephan Knowler

027 229 9522

Cameron McRae

027 769 6696

Paul Robinson

021 277 2690

Emily Newcombe

021 645 695


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Irrigated 10Ha with two separate dwellings

A very rare find. Located right on the edge of NZ’s fastest growing town and soon to be

just minutes’ drive from central Christchurch. This complete property offers so much for

any discerning buyer.

An approximately 350m 2 grand homestead nestled in established park like grounds.

Multiple living and dining areas and an excellent outdoor dining/entertaining area

complete with a wine cellar. This home is an entertainers dream and or family home.

The second dwelling is composed of a modern 2 bedroom approx 73m 2 cottage and

totally separate including access off a separate road giving the ultimate in privacy for

both dwellings.

This property is complemented with an excellent range of outbuildings including office

and lunch room facilities, ideal for a work from home business, contractor or the like.

K Line irrigation covers the large paddock areas with the current consent valid until

2035. There is a large established olive grove and several various fruit trees.

The whole property is surrounded by shelter trees giving both

privacy and shelter. Priced to meet the market. Where else can

you buy a complete and diverse property like this for such good

value in this prime location.

M: 027 435 5930 W: 347 9949 E: andrew@marealestate.co.nz

M-A

MATSON & ALLAN

REAL ESTATE LIMITED

‘The Experts’

Selwyn

423 Burnham School Road, Burnham

Price: $1,599,996.00 (incl GST)

Viewing by appointment

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0420

Andrew Taylor

Residential

Lifestyle

Rural Property

Licensed REAA2008

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

New Zealand’s leading rural real estate company

RURAL | LIFESTYLE | RESIDENTIAL

A Cost Effective Land Holding

• Approximately 150 hectares (subject to survey) of flat bare land

close to Darfield with possible irrigation options

• A well-farmed property that has historically been used for

breeding ewes and finishing store lambs in conjunction with a

neighbouring property

• Well fenced into 14 paddocks of mainly permanent pasture, the

property has carried out a regular annual regrassing programme

pggwre.co.nz/CHR29030

Darfield

DEADLINE PRIVATE

TREATY

Plus GST (if any)

(Unless Sold Prior)

Closes 2.00pm, 24 October

Sam Davidson

M 027 488 8269

sdavidson@pggwrightson.co.nz

NEW LISTING

Amazing Lifestyle Opportunity

Once known as the Hororata Homestead, now sadly

pulled down after the earthquake, 37.6411 hectares of

bare land is now available to purchase. This property

will tick many boxes for size, privacy and location. Very

easy access into the city or international airport and

having Darfield township close by. 17 paddocks, good

shelter, three-stand woolshed with covered yards,

cattle yards, hayshed, large lock-up shed with

mezzanine floor, workshop and utility shed. The

Hororata River meanders through the property offering

a stunning building site to build your dream home.

pggwre.co.nz/DAR28867

Hororata

DEADLINE PRIVATE

TREATY

Plus GST (if any)

(Unless Sold Prior)

Closes 4.00pm, Friday

9 November

Min Cookson

M 027 249 5417

PGG Wrightson Real Estate Limited, licensed under REAA 2008

The Stable Cottage

2309 Coaltrack Road

This 10.2630 hectare lifestyle property situated just out of

Darfield offers many options. The very cute cottage is permanent

material offering open-plan living and three bedrooms. Out in the

yard area is a large stable complex and office, plus many utility

sheds.

pggwre.co.nz/DAR29032

Darfield

$695,000

Plus GST (if any)

VIEW Sunday, 2.00-2.30pm

Min Cookson

M 027 249 5417

min.cookson@xtra.co.nz

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

RETIRE IN STYLE - WITH FAMILY IN MIND

QUIET AND COMFORTABLE IN COALGATE

NEW LISTING

WEB ID ROU64452

ROLLESTON

44 Shadbolt Lane

View By Appointment

Walk into the home of your best years: a perfect space

for two with enough room to let the whole family visit in

comfort. The low maintenance 569m2 section presents

several unique outdoor areas and the raised garden beds

and greenhouse are ready for the herbs and tomatoes.

The heat pump plus log burner situated in the spacious

living area keeps you cosy all winter, while the internal

access double garage has plenty of room for your next

project no matter the season. All of this is within a 10

Sarah Yeates

minute walk to the Rolleston town centre; what more

Mobile 027 447 2719

could you ask for?

Office 03 929 0306

sarahy@pb.co.nz

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS- KOWAI BUSH

BUYERS $549,000+

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WEB ID DFU64279

COALGATE

66 Bridge Street

This newly decorated family home is all ready for a new

chapter.

First home buyers, you can move in and enjoy. Newly

painted throughout in fresh neutral tones,

complimented with brand new drapes, makes this three

bedroom home light and welcoming. The kitchen offers

ample cupboard space, dishwasher, and flows into the

open plan living, dining. Here you can cosy up by the log

burner on those cooler days and enjoy the views of the

garden through sun lit windows during the warmer

months. Call Jannetta for a viewing today!

DEADLINE SALE

VIEW 21 & 28 Oct 2.15 - 2.45pm

DEADLINE SALE closes Thursday 25th October, 2018 at

4.00pm, (unless sold prior)

Jannetta Thomas

Mobile 021 256 6295

jannetta@pb.co.nz

GET READY!..ITS WAITING BUYERS $345,000+

WEB ID ROU64149

SOUTHBRIDGE

15 Taiaroa Place

This cosy home is situated on 806m2 of established

lawn and plantings in a quiet cul-de-sac just walking

distance to the cafe, pool,school and sports ground!

Making this property an ideal location for a young family

to enjoy rural living while also enjoying all that this

wonderful community has to offer.

The home has 3 bedrooms and open-plan kitchen/living

with a central log-burner for cosy winter evenings and

french-doors to the deck and back-yard so that you can

enjoy private summer-living also.

VIEW Sunday 21 Oct 2.00 - 2.30pm

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WEB ID DFR64095

SPRINGFIELD

Kowai and Rubicon Roads

Two contiguous bareland opportunities seldomly

available in a tightly held corner of Canterbury.

DEADLINE SALE

View By Appointment

DEADLINE SALE closes Thursday 1st November, 2018 at

1.00pm

Penny Dadson-Clausen

Mobile 027 895 5943

Office 03 929 0306

pennyd@pb.co.nz

SUNSHINE BEACH ESCAPE! BUYERS $359,000+

WEB ID LEU64198

SOUTHBRIDGE

52 Ocean View Place Rakaia Huts RD3

If it`s time to escape the rat-race this is for you. This

private piece of paradise offers a 2 bedroom, permanent

material home on 1088m2 of established gardens and

lawns. Perfectly positioned for sun-drenched living and

spectacular views over farmland to the Alps and, close

enough to the beach to be able to hear the sea! The

open-plan kitchen/dining/living make entertaining a

breeze with a well-positioned log fire to keep you cosy

and comfortable on those chillier winter nights.

VIEW Sunday 21 Oct 1.00 - 1.30pm

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1. Kowai Road- comprising 16.7 hectares with resource

consent to build

2. Rubicon Road- 33 hectares approximately (STS and

title being issued).

Both properties have been run in conjunction and have a

strong history of mixed cropping. Available individually

or collectively.

Matt Collier

Mobile 027 205 6626

mattc@pb.co.nz

Penny Dadson-Clausen

Mobile 027 895 5943

Office 03 929 0306

pennyd@pb.co.nz

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Getting what

you paid for on

settlement day

In the movies, the day someone gets

the keys to their newly bought home is

portrayed as a golden, stress-free time. The

reality can be rather different, especially

if you find your dream home has turned

into something akin to Nightmare On

Elm Street since you agreed to buy it.

“The trick to a stress-free settlement

is to do as much as you can in advance,

starting with when you’re signing the sale

and purchase agreement,” advises Kevin

Lampen-Smith, chief executive of the

Real Estate Agents Authority (REAA).

“The sale and purchase agreement is the

legally-binding contract agreed between

you and the seller that details the property,

the conditions of sale and the price.

Make sure that there is an agreed list of

chattels, with notes as to their condition,

in this agreement. If the property is full of

rubbish, and you want it gone before you

take possession, make that a condition of

the sale. If there are holes in the fence that

the seller has promised to fix, get that in

writing on the agreement: don’t rely on

verbal assurances that something will be

done prior to settlement. It’s far better

to get all these niggly details sorted out

before you sign the agreement than face

protracted battles down the track.”

As a buyer, you are generally entitled to

one opportunity to inspect the property

before settlement day. If the property has

sitting tenants, ask your lawyer to ensure

there is a ‘final inspection’ clause inserted

in the sale and purchase agreement before

you sign it. This inspection is to make

sure that it is in the same or better order

it was when you viewed it and agreed to

the sale. It is not designed to give you the

chance to uncover new defects, or to give

a rental agent the chance to appraise the

place’s value.

“A seller does not have to accommodate

any extra requests to visit the property

prior to settlement,” Lampen-Smith says.

“Remember that the seller may have a

lot on their plate; making the property

available so your interior decorator can

measure up for new curtains is unlikely

to be a high priority.”

Your real estate agent will usually

arrange the inspection with the seller,

and accompany you to the property. Most

experts recommend that this inspection

takes place around 24 hours before

settlement day so there are no hold-ups

to the transfer of funds and ownership.

When you come to inspect the property,

everything should be as it was when you

decided to purchase it (as reflected by the

sale and purchase agreement). Lampen-

Smith says you can expect chattels to be in

a reasonable working order unless it has

been agreed and documented otherwise.

You cannot complain to the seller that

the oven isn’t clean enough, but you can

raise a complaint if it is missing, or it is

a different model to the one cited in the

agreement. Don’t forget to check that

garage door openers and pool covers are

in situ, or that locks work properly.

If there is a problem, the REAA says

you should speak to the real estate agent

and your lawyer in the first instance. They

can help you negotiate with the seller to

remedy any issues, such as a newly broken

window or missing keys. Your lawyer

should work with the seller’s lawyer to

reach a satisfactory solution, such as

getting the seller to make any necessary

repairs, or to deduct any costs from the

eventual settlement.

Making the final inspection 24 hours

before settlement is due gives you and the

seller time to reach an agreement over

anything outstanding. This is important,

because if you do not complete settlement

on the due date and the seller can

demonstrate that they were able and

willing to complete their side of the

settlement, then you will be liable for

interest on any portion of the purchase

price that is unpaid. The seller does not

need to give you access to the property

while any amount remains outstanding.

“Like any property transaction, success

often depends on doing things right at the

start,” Lampen-Smith says.

“Get the details right at the beginning

and you’ve got a greater chance of a happy

ending.”

For independent advice on buying

or selling property, check out

settled.govt.nz

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

LANDSBOROUGH LIFESTYLE!

DUAL FAMILY LIVING!

WEB ID DFU63088

DARFIELD

5 Landsborough Drive

Superior Family living at its best. This beautifully

presented, spacious 318m2 home has everything you

need for a growing family. At just three years old, this

near new home sits on a 5000m2 section built for all

day sun. The north facing bedrooms all have their own

access to the patio area and with the landscaping

providing privacy to most of the property, you can sit

and enjoy the outdoors any time. Be delighted at the

open homes or call Jannetta any time for a viewing.

View By Appointment

Jannetta Thomas

Mobile 021 256 6295

jannetta@pb.co.nz

BY NEGOTIATION

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WEB ID ROU63978

ROLLESTON

19 Goldrush Lane

Designed and built for generational living less than 3

years ago, this 343m2 home on an expansive 1005m2

section offers outstanding practicality with a

sophistication to be envied. Finished with luxury features

including engineered stone benchtops and butler’s

pantry in the main wing and 3 fully-tiled bathrooms

throughout the home.

With too many features to mention this home is simply

a must see!

View By Appointment

Sarah Yeates

Mobile 027 447 2719

Office 03 929 0306

sarahy@pb.co.nz

BUYERS $899,000+

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Natural hazards to watch

out for when buying a home

When buying a home, it can be easy to focus on

the renovated kitchen or the north-facing deck, but

it’s important to consider how the property might

stand up to a natural disaster.

For many New Zealanders, the first thing

that comes to mind is an earthquake.

“As Kiwis, we know all too well how much

damage a shake can do to our homes,”

says Real Estate Authority (REA) Chief

Executive Kevin Lampen-Smith. “However,

there are plenty of other hazards mother

nature may throw at us, including tsunamis,

volcanic eruptions and hydrothermal

activity such as hydrothermal eruptions,

ground subsidence and gas emissions.”

Other calamities include a fire, flood,

storm damage or even a tornado. When

working to identify natural hazards that

might affect a home, the best place to

start is to get the property inspected by an

appropriately qualified professional. This

will give buyers an idea of any damage from

past natural events.

“Check that they’ll consider how

chimneys, foundations and retaining walls

might perform or be affected by natural

hazards. Ask them to comment on the

maintenance of the house,” says Lampen-

Smith.

“If the home is being sold by a licensed

real estate salesperson, buyers can ask

them anything they want to know about

the property. The agent can’t withhold any

information they know.”

Lampen-Smith says the local council is

another great resource, as they should have

information about any hazards present at

the address. Some of this information may

be available free of charge, but it can be a

good idea to pay for a land information

memorandum (LIM) report, which will

provide buyers with a fuller picture of that

property.

“It’s also important to find out about the

history of the home, including whether it

has been the subject of an EQC [Earthquake

Commission] claim and whether that claim

has been resolved,” Lampen-Smith says.

Natural disasters do happen, so to

be protected against damage or loss it’s

important to insure a property. Buyers

should call around different insurers to get

quotes for the house they’re considering.

“Banks and other lenders usually require

the place to be insured from settlement

date, so an ‘uninsurable’ house can cause

trouble,” Lampen-Smith warns.

Buyers should also understand how the

risks that affect a home might change over

time.

“For example, insurance companies

are reassessing how they cover coastal or

clifftop properties due to the growing risk of

environmental damage. This means that the

cost of premiums may increase, exclusions

may be added, or insurance cover may be

withdrawn for some properties as the risk

changes.”

When drawing up a pros and cons list for

a property, consider features that make a

home safer or more at risk during a natural

event. For example, a roof that’s lightweight

and well secured will stand up better in a

storm. A tall, unbraced chimney made

from brick or concrete may suffer damage

or collapse in a quake.

Identifying potential risks should be part

of the due diligence process before making

an offer, and house hunters can find a list of

natural hazards to look out for on the Real

Estate Authority’s independent website for

buyers and sellers, settled.govt.nz.

“Of course, this doesn’t cover everything

that may be relevant to a particular buyer

or property, which is why it’s important to

get advice from a lawyer or conveyancer,

or other registered professionals, before

signing on the dotted line,” Lampen-Smith

explains.

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Building a better lifestyle and

a healthier future starts here

Verdeco Park is an exclusive

residential offering of generouslysized

sections, positioned behind

Lincoln University, at 1472

Springs Road.

Bringing an entirely fresh

approach to living Verdeco

Park goes beyond the usual

subdivision.

153

5250m 2

+ row

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5500m 2

+ row

155

4466m 2

175

3158m 2 177

3220m 2 3115m 2

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+ row

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+ row

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+ row

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3046m 2

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3330m 2

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+ row

3874m 2 165 166

3533m 2 3533m 2

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Stage One sections selling now

Choose from Verdeco Park’s

full range of generously sized

sections from 640m 2 to 6,000m 2

and, as well as building a new

home, you’ll be shaping a greener,

more sustainable future.

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900m 2

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4060m 2 5000m 2

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S P R I N G S R O A D

640m 2 - 1,000m 2 Priced from $210,000 | 3,000m 2 - 6,000m 2 Priced from $355,000

Your perfect section is selling now - visit VERDECOPARK.CO.NZ

Ben Harris

021 995 596

Mick Sidey

027 229 8888

Sally Hargreaves

021 125 1545

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS,

LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008


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NEW LISTING

Boundary lines are indicative only

Tai Tapu 10/1269 Christchurch Akaroa Road

Standout style, space and views

Immersed in a sensational countryside setting, this exceptional home boasts unimpeded views that stretch as far as

the eye can see and showcases sheer quality, energy efficiency and sleek modern styling. Quality craftsmanship and

immense attention to detail are evident throughout the home. The gently elevating 4.1 hectares includes a 1.2

hectare Pinot Noir producing small vineyard, a spacious shed and amenity area, internal-access garaging and three

paddocks. An oasis of calm and tranquillity that’s just a couple of minutes from Tai Tapu village and a mere 25

minutes’ drive from the CBD, this property allows you to enjoy the serenity of country life while being within easy

reach of the city.

bayleys.co.nz/558451

3 2 2 2

Deadline Sale (unless sold prior)

1pm, Mon 29 Oct 2018

Phone for viewing times

Chris Jones 027 220 5043

chris.jones@bayleys.co.nz

Sam Sidey 027 346 3500

sam.sidey@bayleys.co.nz

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

Tai Tapu 22 Heaton Drive

Outstanding in Otahuna

Showcased in its unsurpassed setting is this phenomenal 4.2315 hectare property. The well-appointed entertainer's

kitchen has a range of exceptional features including a sizeable electric oven with a six-burner gas hob, an island

bench, a double sink and excellent storage. In addition, a scullery has its own sink and a Bosch steam oven and

warming drawer. The open plan living arrangement is the area where guests and family will naturally gather, with

the dining space and lounge freely interacting with the kitchen to allow for easy entertaining and relaxation. There is

also a formal lounge, elegant music room/library, office and a media room. The separate guest suite and master

bedroom include ensuites, outdoor access and walk-in wardrobes. Outdoors includes raised vegetable beds, a

petanque and chess area, a three-bay shed and a chicken/wood shed.

6 3 4 3

Deadline Sale (unless sold prior) 1pm, Tue 6 Nov 2018

View by appointment

Chris Jones 027 220 5043

chris.jones@bayleys.co.nz

Sam Sidey 027 346 3500

sam.sidey@bayleys.co.nz

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

bayleys.co.nz/558513

bayleys.co.nz


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NEW LISTING

Akaroa 59 Aylmers Valley Road

Duvauchelle Totara Drive

Simply stunning

Situated on the hills immediately behind Akaroa

village is this 28 hectare small rural holding which

boasts numerous potential house sites (subject to

Resource Consent), expansive views over Akaroa

township and across the harbour, a range of sheds and

good productive soils. There are outstanding areas of

native bush - 5 hectares of which is protected by a QEII

covenant. Both the Aylmers Valley and Walnut Creek

streams run through the property. With future

subdivision potential, this very attractive small

farm/lifestyle property offers so many options.

bayleys.co.nz/558497

Deadline Sale (unless sold prior)

1pm, Tue 6 Nov 2018

View by appointment

Peter Foley 021 754 737

peter.foley@bayleys.co.nz

Chris Jones 027 220 5043

chris.jones@bayleys.co.nz

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 storm water.

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

Dunsandel 1293 Leeston Dunsandel Road

Rural retreat

This very attractive 19.69 hectare lifestyle block includes an irrigation consent, a two-bay workshop and cattle

yards. With thriving two year old lucerne, continue the simply cut and carry operation or farm the property in a way

that suits you. Key elements of the home are an abundance of space and absolute comfort. Outside includes kwila

decking, a barbeque area, an AstroTurf tennis court and the ultimate children’s play area which comes complete

with a flying fox. Keen gardeners will appreciate the vegetable garden, fruit trees and tunnel house. Located in

between Christchurch and Ashburton, the Dunsandel community has grown considerably over recent years and

has become a popular choice for buyers who desire a country lifestyle within relatively easy reach of the city.

bayleys.co.nz/558433

5 3 2 3

Deadline Sale (unless sold prior)

1pm, Wed 31 Oct 2018

Phone for viewing times

Chris Jones 027 220 5043

chris.jones@bayleys.co.nz

Sam Sidey 027 346 3500

sam.sidey@bayleys.co.nz

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

bayleys.co.nz


A large, quality home sited in a private and established

5021m 2 park-like se ting in the sought after Claremont

Estate on the boundary of Christchurch City.

The home features four bedr oms (master with

en suite and walk-in robe), open-plan kitchen, dining

and living along with formal dining, lounge and

conservatory. Great ind or outd or flow to a large

sheltered deck set in sprawling lawns and easy care

gardens with automated watering. Triple car garaging,

security gates, ducted heating, solar energy and

security system are just a few of the many extras on

offer with this property. There is a separate standalone

spacious office/studio that gives options for

those who require a dedicated work from home space

or alternatively, r om for a dependant relative.

Set amongst other quality homes on larger sections,

this property maintains a semi-rural f el whilst being

a short, easy commute into the city or ou to Ro leston.

Selwyn Times

Auction (unless sold prior)

Thursday 19 October, 2pm

411 Blenheim Road

www.pggwre.co.nz/DAR26164

Karen Hennessy

Contact:

Phone: 03 341 4301

Mobile: 027 967 0186

karen.he ne sy@p gwrightson.co.nz

W ek commencing Tuesday, 3Rd ocToBeR 2017

Brand new ‘show stopper’ with 4 car garaging

As always, this builder has finished his latest new build to

perfection, incorporating a l the ‘must haves’ and more for

the discerning buyer. Situated on a 12 0m 2 section, with

an established backdrop, the substantial 315m 2 fl or plan

provides the ultimate in family living options. The su ny &

spacious open plan living r om boasts a designer kitchen

with 90cms oven, stone bench tops & a walk in pantry,

together with define dining, living & study spaces that

The formal lounge als opens to the landscaped garden

& has a boxed high stud ceiling with sound speakers. A l 4

bedr oms are fabulously proportioned qu en sized r oms,

with the master suite providing the perfect parents’ retreat

featuring an amazing dre sing r om with fu l wardrobe

system, a ditional storage & a beautiful tiled ensuite with

double tiled shower, fr estanding bath & twin vanities. The

family bathr om is equa ly elegant with a tiled shower &

twin vanities. Cosy up in front of the log burner, k ep your

toes warm with the under tile heating in the bathr oms &

k ep c ol or warm, as required, a the push of a bu ton with

2 heat pumps.

The home’s practical layout also includes a walk-in linen

r om, a substantial separate laundry, a tic storage with

la der a ce s and last, but certainly not least, hugely sought

after 4 car garaging. From the moment you a proach this

premium property, you wi l a preciate what a privilege it

would be to be able to ca l it ‘home’.

www.flemington.co.nz

DeaDline Sale:

Closing 4pm on Monday

11th June 2018

(unless sold prior)

rwro leston.co.nz/RLL23148

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd

Licensed (REAA 2 08) - West Melton

Sarah Booth

Contact:

Mobile: 027 527 8258

Brendan ‘Big Red’ Shefford

Contact:

Mobile: 027 224 4733

Lincoln - 03 325 7299

Ro leston - 03 347 9988

West Melton - 03 347 9933

THe BeST PRoPeRTieS AcRo S

W ek commencing WeDneSDAY, 23RD mAY 2018

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd

Licensed (REAA 2 08)

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Your guide to all things Real Estate

in the Selwyn District

Kitchen facelifts

give new life

Rather than taking out everything in

the existing kitchen, a facelift can be as

simple as replacing benchtops, drawer

fronts and cupboard doors.

As one of the most used spaces in

any home, kitchens can easily begin to

look very tired. As trends, and personal

tastes change, it makes sense to consider

upgrading your kitchen.

Instead of installing a complete new

kitchen, which can be expensive and quite

disruptive, you may consider a kitchen

facelift. Rather than taking out everything

in the existing kitchen, a facelift can be

as simple as replacing benchtops, drawer

fronts and cupboard doors.

Using the existing layout and plumbing

– changing either, or both, can be done,

but usually involves more time and cost

– a kitchen facelift is an opportunity to

change the colour scheme, add some

personal and functional touches, and give

your kitchen, and home, new life. New

appliances, if they suit your budget, can

enhance any facelift and add value to your

house if you intend to sell.

One consideration for a kitchen facelift

is the type of benchtop. Laminate is

durable and cost effective, and is available

in a wide range of styles and colours.

Bamboo benchtops are contemporary and

add a warmth that complements mid tones

and earthy colours, and other organic

materials. Granite and engineered stone

are more costly and tend toward high

end kitchens, but their popularity and

advances in technology have made them

more affordable.

Splashbacks can come in a variety of

materials and colours, and are another

way to add personal touches that are easily

changed later on. Cabinet and drawer

handles are a detail that can give your

kitchen even more personality. These also

come in a vast range of styles, materials

and colours.

There are many lighting options now

and existing lighting can be changed or

enhanced to highlight the look of your

updated kitchen. Pendant lights are ideal

over islands, and LED strip lights offer

good overall illumination.

Flooring options, too, may be another

thing to consider. There are many

hard wearing, relatively inexpensive

possibilities, including linoleum and vinyl.

Bamboo flooring can be less expensive

than traditional hardwood floors, and is

more eco-friendly.

A kitchen facelift may also be a good

time to consider a water filtration system.

Under bench systems are easily installed

and inexpensive. The taste and health

benefits will be worth the investment if

water quality is a concern (www.aqua.

co.nz).

While any renovation can seem a little

daunting, many local companies specialise

in kitchen facelifts and makeovers, and

offer consultation services and advice.

Install Concepts (www.installconcepts.

co.nz), Dream Doors (www.dreamdoors.

co.nz) and Kitchen Studio (www.

kitchenstudio.co.nz) are just a few.

PUBLiSHeD eVeRY WeDneSDAY

THe SeLWYn DiSTRicT

INSIDE

Quality Home, Private Setting, Sought After Location

extend through sliding d ors to a large deck & covered ‘al

fresco’ entertaining area.

63 Rossington Drive, West Melton Open Home: Sunday 2.00pm - 2.30pm

EVERY WEDNESDAY inside Selwyn Times

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Buying off the plan –

what you need to know

Buying a brand new home off the plans

can seem extremely attractive, especially

if you’re struggling to find a property that

meets all your needs. If you decide to go

down this route it is absolutely crucial to

enter the process with your eyes wide open.

Reading the fine print – starting with the

photo caption advising you that ‘some

images are an artist’s impression’ – is just

the beginning.

There are many benefits to buying off

a plan. Not only are you signing up for a

new home that should meet all the latest

building specifications, but you are buying

something at a set price with an initially

low outlay. A long settlement period

(while the development is completed) gives

you time to get your finances in order. In

theory, if the market remains buoyant then

the property will increase in value over this

period so you will be getting more than

what you paid for at the outset.

However, the process is not without risks,

says Kevin Lampen-Smith, chief executive

of the Real Estate Agents Authority

(REAA).

“If the market falls, then you may

encounter problems if you try to sell.

Also, the property may not meet your

expectations and the build may take longer

than expected. You are entirely reliant on

the developer, so you are at risk if their

business fails and/or the development is

on-sold to another company.”

Lampen-Smith says buying off plan

requires all the same due diligence and care

as buying an existing property.

“Start by putting in some solid research,”

he says.

“Don’t be swayed by pre-sale sweeteners

and flash show homes that may bear

little resemblance to the actual finished

product. Do your homework about the

developer and the construction firm – find

out what their track records are, examine

their credentials and look at any previous

developments they have been involved in.

Remember that you are giving these people

your hard-earned money and you need

to be confident that they will deliver the

goods.”

Generally, buying off a plan means

providing a deposit upfront to secure the

property. The remainder of the money

is due on completion, but you will have

to prove that you have the finance from

the outset. While the long lead-in period

provides time to save money, there is also a

risk that interest rates may go up or lending

criteria may change. Lampen-Smith

suggests discussing these issues with your

bank or financial advisor to make sure you

are prepared if the situation changes.

“If a real estate agent is involved in selling

properties in a proposed development,

they can help you navigate the process,”

Lampen-Smith says.

It’s also important to engage a lawyer

to help you understand all the details of

the sale and purchase agreement and any

covenants on the title. These may extend

to the ‘look and feel’ of a development or

new subdivision, and include restrictions

regarding fences, landscaping, exterior

colour and cladding choices and may even

include car parking rules for you or your

visitors.

Developers will approach selling off plans

in many different ways. Some contracts

are designed to allow the buyer to choose

their own floor plan; others may allow the

developer to change the layout without

checking first. Every detail of the property,

from the expected timeline to the finishes

used, must be spelled out in the contract.

It is vital to get legal advice before signing

anything, Lampen-Smith says.

“If you don’t go through these details very

carefully before you sign you may be in for

some unpleasant surprises later. Remember

to check the contract to see if there is

a ‘sunset clause’ that specifies what will

happen if the development is not finished in

time. Don’t forget to ask what will happen

if the developer goes into liquidation and

the project is sold to another company. The

last thing you want is for your dream home,

not to mention your deposit, to vanish into

thin air.”

For independent advice on buying

or selling property, check out

settled.govt.nz


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75 Burnham School Road, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

5/654 Cashel Street, Linwood

Ray White Lincoln

527 Springston Rolleston Rd, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

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Harcourts Rolleston

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Ray White West Melton

5 Forbes Road, Tai Tapu

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65 Craig Thompson Drive, Lincoln

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Ray White Lincoln

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PGG Wrightson Real Estate Canterbury

45 Farnborough Street, Aranui

Ray White Lincoln

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Ray White Rolleston

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Ray White Rolleston

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Ray White Rolleston

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Ray White Rolleston

1159 Goulds Road, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

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Ray White Rolleston

10 Byron Street, Rolleston

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4 Tod Place, Lincoln

Ray White Lincoln

18 George Street, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

9 Fairhurst Place, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

43 Masefield Drive, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

14 Te Waikare Street, Lincoln

Ray White Lincoln

51 Bethany Road, Rolleston

Harcourts Rolleston

20 Allingham Lane, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

25 Lawrence Drive, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

75 Pacific Drive, Southbridge

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Ray White Rolleston

23 Dunlop Crescent, Rolleston

Harcourts Rolleston

11 Reuben Avenue, Rolleston

Matson & Allan Rolleston

1585 Clintons Road, Darfield

PGG Wrightson Real Estate Canterbury

52 Ocean View Place, Southbridge

Property Brokers

4 Micron Close, Templeton

Ray White Lincoln

109 South Town Belt, Rakaia

Ray White Lincoln

2 Gainsborough Court, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

16 Delamare Way, Rolleston

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670 Springston Rolleston Rd, Rolleston

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20 Thames Drive, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

40 Ledbury Drive, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

18A Othello Drive, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

26 Jacks Drive, West Melton

Ray White West Melton

33/28 James Street, Lincoln

Ray White Lincoln

12 Anson Street, Kirwee

Matson & Allan Darfield

81 Dryden Ave, Rolleston

Property Brokers

15 Taiaroa Place, Southbridge

Property Brokers

24 Full Moon Lane, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

19 Kingsdowne Drive, West Melton

Ray White West Melton

209 Lawford Road, West Melton

Matson & Allan Rolleston

4 Patterson Terrace, Halswell

Ray White Lincoln

2309 Coaltrack Road, Darfield

PGG Wrightson Real Estate Canterbury

95 Neave Road, West Melton

Harcourts Rolleston

44 School Road, Tai Tapu

Ray White Rolleston

47 Oak Tree Lane, Rolleston

Harcourts Rolleston

5/781 East Maddisons Road, Rolleston

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32 Lydiard Drive, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

3 George Street, Rolleston

Harcourts Rolleston

32 Sheridan Drive, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

8 Whitney Court, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

600 Sandy Knolls Road, West Melton

Ray White West Melton

75 Charlbury Drive, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

22 Rossington Drive, West Melton

Ray White West Melton

232 Brookside Road, Rolleston

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Ray White Rolleston

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Ray White Rolleston

22 Fairmont Rise, West Melton

Ray White Rolleston

1/842 West Coast Road, West Melton

Ray White West Melton

273 Telegraph Road, Burnham

Ray White Rolleston

10 Shillingford Boulevard, Rolleston

Ray White Lincoln

12 Siding Lane, Prebbleton

Ray White Lincoln

20 Rossington Drive, West Melton

Ray White Rolleston

Monday 22nd october

16 Cassini Place, Leeston

Matson & Allan Leeston

9 Da Vinci Avenue, Leeston

Matson & Allan Leeston

117 Knights Road, Weedons

Ray White West Melton

26 St James Street, Southbridge

Matson & Allan Leeston

19 Mountain View Place, Leeston

Matson & Allan Leeston

9 Mountain View Place, Leeston

Matson & Allan Leeston

3 Slate Street, Rolleston

Matson & Allan Rolleston

7a Bowen Street, Upper Riccarton

Ray White West Melton

25 Market Street, Leeston

Matson & Allan Leeston

73 Dynes Road, Rolleston

Matson & Allan Rolleston

9 Barley Mow, Leeston

Matson & Allan Leeston

22 Pound Road, Leeston

Matson & Allan Leeston

2 Wallace Crescent, Prebbleton

Ray White West Melton

786 Weedons Ross Road, West Melton

Ray White West Melton

8 Full Moon Lane, Rolleston

Matson & Allan Rolleston

59 Clausen Avenue, Leeston

Matson & Allan Leeston

207 Barrington Street, Somerfield

Ray White West Melton

7 Jasper Court, Rolleston

Matson & Allan Rolleston

68 Rossington Drive, West Melton

Ray White West Melton

61 Hamptons Road, Prebbleton

Harcourts Rolleston

13 Rochester Crescent, Rolleston

Matson & Allan Rolleston

64 Rossington Drive, West Melton

Ray White West Melton

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contact the Real Estate

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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

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