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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, <strong>2018</strong><br />

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THIS IS what Rolleston’s new<br />

$22.2 million library and<br />

community centre, Te Ara Ātea,<br />

will look like from Tennyson St.<br />

THe district council has been<br />

gifted the name for the facility<br />

by Te Taumutu Rūnanga.<br />

THe name means “the<br />

unobstructed trail to the world<br />

and beyond” and reflects the<br />

role of the new facility as a<br />

place for learning, gathering,<br />

connecting, exploring and<br />

celebrating the district’s heritage<br />

and people.<br />

The new library and<br />

community centre is a landmark<br />

Motorway on track<br />

Safer and easier commute<br />

not far away<br />

Pages 4 & 5 Page 6<br />

project in the proposed<br />

Rolleston town centre, centred<br />

on what is currently part<br />

of Rolleston Reserve.<br />

Construction of Te Ara<br />

Ātea is expected to start<br />

in halfway through next<br />

year.<br />

Te Taumutu Rūnanga<br />

chairwoman Julie<br />

Robilliard said the<br />

rūnanga is delighted to<br />

be supporting the <strong>Selwyn</strong><br />

community with the new name.<br />

“It is with great pleasure that<br />

Te Taumutu Rūnanga gifts<br />

the name of Te Ara Ātea to<br />

the new Rolleston library and<br />

community centre,” she said.<br />

“Meaning the<br />

unobstructed trail<br />

to the world and<br />

beyond, Te Ara<br />

Ātea is particularly<br />

appropriate because the<br />

Rolleston area was part<br />

of a network of ancient<br />

trails.”<br />

Mayor Sam<br />

Broughton said the district<br />

council has been working<br />

closely with Te Taumutu as a key<br />

partner during the development<br />

and design stages of the new<br />

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Sam<br />

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library and community<br />

centre.<br />

“Our partnership with Te<br />

Taumutu has been a central part<br />

of this project from the outset,<br />

as we have worked to ensure<br />

the new centre represents the<br />

breadth and depth of <strong>Selwyn</strong>’s<br />

heritage and community,” he<br />

said.<br />

“We’re privileged that the<br />

rūnanga has gifted the name<br />

Te Ara Ātea – which is so<br />

appropriate for a community<br />

facility where we will celebrate<br />

our history but also look<br />

confidently to the future.<br />

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No word<br />

on who<br />

will pay<br />

to finish<br />

Masefield<br />

Drive<br />

• By Emily O’Connell<br />

THE DISTRICT council won’t<br />

say if ratepayers are picking<br />

up the tab for roadworks in<br />

Masefield Drive, Rolleston.<br />

The footpath and cycleway<br />

outside The Warehouse in<br />

Rolleston ends as the road<br />

narrows around a bend.<br />

The district council and the<br />

developers of Rolleston Square,<br />

where The Warehouse is sited,<br />

have been at odds over which one<br />

should pay to fix the problem.<br />

District council asset<br />

engineer transportation Mark<br />

Chamberlain said work was done<br />

last week to patch potholes and<br />

widen an area at the entrance to<br />

the shopping centre.<br />

“It is to hold the seal until the<br />

kerb and channel, seal widening<br />

and other needed work is done<br />

after Christmas,” he said.<br />

Mr Chamberlain said there will<br />

also be an edge line painted to<br />

give better delineation for drivers.<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> has repeatedly<br />

asked the district council whether<br />

ratepayers or developers are<br />

paying to fix the patch of road.<br />

•Turn to page 6<br />

Before you head out for<br />

drinks with your friends,<br />

family or colleagues<br />

over the Christmas<br />

break be sure to plan<br />

your ride home.


2 Wednesday <strong>December</strong> 5 <strong>2018</strong><br />

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get in touch<br />

from the editor’s desk<br />

AS FAR as questions go, it’s a fairly simple<br />

one. But for some reason the district<br />

council won’t give us an answer.<br />

I’m referring to our ongoing coverage<br />

of the patch-up job needed on Masefield<br />

Drive after the footpath and cycleway stopped abruptly during<br />

the development outside Rolleston Square.<br />

The district council and developers have been at odds over<br />

who should pay to have the work completed.<br />

We’ve repeatedly asked the district council who is paying.<br />

They keep telling us they’ve got nothing more to add than what<br />

they said a coupe of weeks ago, which really didn’t tell us much.<br />

My money is the ratepayers will be paying for it. Hopefully,<br />

the council will let us know – and then we will let you know.<br />

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SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi<br />

Wednesday <strong>December</strong> 5 <strong>2018</strong> 3<br />

News<br />

Wealthy backer<br />

wanted to join quarry battle<br />

• By Anan Zaki<br />

A RESIDENT involved in<br />

the fight against the planned<br />

quarry near Weedons hopes a<br />

wealthy backer will support the<br />

campaign against it.<br />

Weedons Residents’<br />

Association committee member<br />

Simon Moore says people living<br />

near the site don’t have the<br />

money to fight the proposed<br />

Fulton Hogan quarry.<br />

Mr Moore expects the fight<br />

against the quarry to cost at least<br />

$100,000.<br />

A resource consent lodged<br />

with Environment Canterbury<br />

shows Fulton Hogan wants to<br />

operate a quarry 6am-6pm,<br />

Monday-Saturday.<br />

Fulton Hogan has also<br />

proposed running night<br />

operations 150 days of the year.<br />

Full quarry activities would<br />

operate from 6pm-10pm and<br />

truck movements would be<br />

carried out from 10pm-6am.<br />

“What you need is what the<br />

Yaldhurst people got, a nice<br />

person to donate some money,<br />

like Kypros Kotzikas. It would<br />

be nice if someone was willing to<br />

do that,” Mr Moore said.<br />

FUND: Weedons Residents’ Association committee member Simon Moore hopes a wealthy<br />

supporter could help fill funding shortfalls in the fight against the Fulton Hogan quarry.<br />

Mr Kotzikas, who backed<br />

opponents of the Road Metals<br />

quarry in Yaldhurst, is the<br />

owner of United Fisheries.<br />

But regardless of the money,<br />

the residents will not stop their<br />

campaign against the quarry, he<br />

said.<br />

The quarry will be on a 170ha<br />

site at Curraghs, Dawsons, Jones<br />

and Maddisons Rds.<br />

“This is the problem with<br />

David and Goliath – you’re<br />

fighting somebody who is<br />

making record profits,” Mr<br />

Moore said.<br />

“What most of us intend to<br />

do is donate to the Templeton<br />

Residents’ Association<br />

[individually],” he said.<br />

Fulton Hogan says the total<br />

life of the quarry is expected to<br />

be about 30 to 40 years and rock<br />

will be taken from a depth of<br />

2019<br />

ON THE DOMAIN LINCOLN 2 MARCH 2019<br />

10m below ground.<br />

The quarry activities are<br />

anticipated to start in 2020,<br />

should Fulton Hogan receive the<br />

necessary resource consents.<br />

Environment Canterbury and<br />

the <strong>Selwyn</strong> District Council have<br />

until tomorrow to check the<br />

resource consent application for<br />

completeness. A further update<br />

on the application is expected<br />

after tomorow.<br />

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TRUCK CRASH<br />

A truck collided with a parked<br />

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5am on Monday, blocking northbound<br />

lanes between Dunns<br />

Crossing Rd and Burnham Rd.<br />

The road was closed for several<br />

hours while heavy vehicle removal<br />

equipment was brought in to shift<br />

the truck. Police said no-one was<br />

injured in the crash.<br />

LINCOLN XMAS PARADE<br />

The Lincoln Christmas Parade<br />

and Market will take place on<br />

Gerald St on Saturday from<br />

9am to 1pm. There will be a<br />

large variety of stalls lining the<br />

street, raffles and entertainment<br />

including bouncy castles, pony<br />

rides and music. The parade will<br />

start at 10.30am and travel along<br />

Gerald St.<br />

PICNIC IN THE PARK<br />

Christmas Picnic in the Park<br />

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Westview Park in Darfield. The<br />

event is scheduled from 2-5pm<br />

and have entertainment including<br />

bouncy castles, music and rides.<br />

There will also be a sausage<br />

sizzle fundraiser for the Malvern<br />

Community Patrol. The park is<br />

located on South Tce beside the<br />

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4 Wednesday <strong>December</strong> 5 <strong>2018</strong><br />

Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi<br />

News<br />

SELWYN TIMES<br />

$195m mammoth motorway<br />

It’s set to make<br />

commuting safer and<br />

easier by halving travel<br />

time and reducing fatal<br />

and serious crashes by<br />

40 per cent. Julia Evans<br />

checks in to see how<br />

work is progressing on<br />

the Southern Motorway<br />

upgrade<br />

MORE THAN 500,000 cu m<br />

of earth and $195 million is<br />

being poured into upgrading the<br />

Southern Motorway.<br />

The new 7.5km motorway will<br />

extend from Halswell Junction<br />

Rd to near Robinsons Rd on State<br />

Highway 1 so commuters can<br />

bypass Hornby and Templeton.<br />

From Robinsons Rd to Rolleston,<br />

Main South Rd will double to<br />

four-lanes for 5km.<br />

The project should halve time<br />

between Christchurch and<br />

Rolleston from 30min to 15min.<br />

It is also expected to reduce<br />

fatal and serious crashes by 40<br />

per cent by upgrading the third<br />

and seventh most dangerous<br />

intersections in Canterbury –<br />

Weedon Ross Rd and SH1, as well<br />

as Shands and Marshs Rds.<br />

Those are just the two key<br />

features of the mammoth project<br />

that has more than 20 components<br />

and is on track for its<br />

February 2020 opening.<br />

New Zealand Transport<br />

Agency principal project<br />

manager Geoff Griffiths said<br />

the most recent milestone was<br />

northbound traffic on Main<br />

South Rd switched onto the new<br />

SH1 lanes last month.<br />

Southbound traffic also made<br />

the move last month.<br />

“The traffic switch on SH1<br />

will see some local road closures<br />

in place from this week.<br />

Larcombs Rd at Main South Rd<br />

will be closed for around four<br />

weeks and Berketts Rd will be<br />

closed at Main South Rd until<br />

TRAFFIC:<br />

NZTA senior<br />

project<br />

manager<br />

Geoff Griffiths<br />

says the<br />

Southern<br />

Motorway<br />

upgrade is on<br />

track.<br />

the new southbound lanes on<br />

SH1 are opened in 2019,” he<br />

said.<br />

“That will be the next biggest,<br />

most visible stage of work when<br />

we move all the two-way traffic.”<br />

After that, work will start<br />

on moving 10 58-tonne bridge<br />

beams will be craned into place<br />

at the Weedons Rd interchange.<br />

They will complete the bridge,<br />

which already has 10 beams in<br />

place.<br />

“At the other end of things,<br />

we’ll be starting on Springs Rd,”<br />

Mr Griffiths said.<br />

That work will take the project<br />

into its final year.<br />

“A new roundabout is being<br />

constructed at the intersection of<br />

Weedons Ross/Jones Rd, which<br />

is due to be completed in the first<br />

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This year, work largely concentrated<br />

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SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi<br />

Wednesday <strong>December</strong> 5 <strong>2018</strong> 5<br />

on track to open in 2020<br />

Local<br />

News<br />

Now<br />

Fire rages, homes at risk<br />

Mr Griffiths said the biggest<br />

challenge of the project has so far<br />

been the “unknown.”<br />

“Weather has been wetter than<br />

average for the last couple of<br />

years,” he said.<br />

“And just dealing with the<br />

unknown. We’ve found a few<br />

old dumps that have been<br />

contaminated with asbestos.”<br />

But in spite of the weather<br />

and unearthing of old dumps<br />

that no one knew about, he said<br />

everything was on track for the<br />

early 2020 deadline.<br />

“We’ve got this summer and<br />

half of next summer, which is<br />

a good thing. Not only is it the<br />

rain we have to worry about, the<br />

weather does need to be warm<br />

and dry for the type of work we’re<br />

doing.”<br />

Plus Mr Griffiths said there<br />

should be no more former<br />

rubbish dumps to discover.<br />

While the project will reduce<br />

time and crashes, it will support<br />

the south-west’s economic<br />

growth with more than 35,000<br />

people expected to move there in<br />

the next 30 years.<br />

As well as improving access<br />

between Lyttelton Port, the city<br />

centre and the industrial south.<br />

During the project, more<br />

than 570 southern grass skinks<br />

UPGRADE: Building is progressing on the new Weedons Ross<br />

Rd bridge, which is part of the $195 million Southern Motorway<br />

project.<br />

are also being recovered and<br />

rehomed.<br />

Its opening will coincide with<br />

the completion of the Northern<br />

Corridor.<br />

“This job and the<br />

Northern Corridor are the last<br />

two big jobs in Christchurch that<br />

we’re working on,” Mr Griffiths<br />

said.<br />

The project was mooted in<br />

2002. It was part of a study that<br />

looked at the long-term transport<br />

needs for the south-west of the<br />

city.<br />

But it wasn’t until 2010 when<br />

the concept was open for public<br />

consultation. After design<br />

and detailed design stages,<br />

construction began in November<br />

2016.<br />

It is part of the Government’s<br />

roads of national significance<br />

programme.<br />

PROJECT WORK<br />

•Main South Rd will be four lanes north of Rolleston to<br />

Robinsons Rd. A new section of motorway will be built<br />

from Robinsons Rd to join the Southern Motorway at<br />

Halswell Junction Rd.<br />

•A new interchange at the Weedons Rd/Main South Rd<br />

intersection.<br />

•Weedons Rd will be realigned at Levi Rd.<br />

•Direct access to properties along both sides of Main South<br />

Rd (from Weedons Rd to Robinsons Rd) will be removed to<br />

improve safety. Alternative access will be provided.<br />

•Larcombs Rd will be closed at Main South Rd.<br />

•Berketts Rd will be restricted to left turns in and out from<br />

Main South Rd.<br />

•Robinsons Rd will pass under Main South Rd.<br />

•A new o-road shared cycle path will be provided between<br />

Curraghs Rd and Dawsons Rd.<br />

•A new grade separated ‘Y-junction’ north of Robinsons Rd.<br />

•A new roundabout at the Dawsons Rd/Waterholes Rd/<br />

Main South Rd intersection.<br />

•Waterholes Rd, Halswell Junction Rd, Springs Rd and<br />

Trents Rd will pass over the new motorway.<br />

•Blakes Rd will be become two cul-de-sacs.<br />

•A new ‘diamond’ interchange at Shands Rd (south of<br />

Marshs Rd) will allow the motorway to be free-flowing<br />

while providing access to and from Shands Rd.<br />

•A new walking and cycling path will connect the Southern<br />

Motorway path with the Little River Rail Trail.<br />

•New on and off-ramps at Halswell Junction Rd.<br />

•John Paterson Dr will be realigned to join Halswell<br />

Junction Rd to provide safe access.<br />

•A 1.5m-wide shoulder will be provided on all bridges and<br />

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•A new shared pedestrian and cycle path on the Trents Rd<br />

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6 Wednesday <strong>December</strong> 5 <strong>2018</strong><br />

Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi<br />

News<br />

No word on<br />

who will pay for<br />

Masefield Drive<br />

•From page 1<br />

Two weeks ago, district<br />

council chief executive David<br />

Ward said discussions are<br />

continuing between the council<br />

and other parties involved about<br />

who is responsible and which will<br />

pay.<br />

When asked last week who was<br />

paying for the just-completed<br />

repairs, the district council<br />

wouldn’t say.<br />

Rolleston Square director Lloyd<br />

Bathurst did not want to comment<br />

on the issue.<br />

Mr Ward has told <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong><br />

it considers the developers have<br />

responsibilities to resolve the<br />

current situation to avoid costs<br />

having to be met by ratepayers.<br />

Rolleston Residents’ Association<br />

chairwoman Leonie MacLachlan<br />

said her personal view was that the<br />

“progress was minimal.”<br />

“Keeping up with the filling of<br />

potholes hasn’t been done in a<br />

timely manner,” she said.<br />

Mrs MacLachlan said the area<br />

is “such an eyesore” and for road<br />

users and residents’ safety, “it<br />

needs to be addressed as soon as<br />

possible.”<br />

Mr Ward said the work on<br />

Masefield Drive is planned to be<br />

completed by the end of February.<br />

Summer in <strong>Selwyn</strong> returns<br />

MORE THAN 60 events are<br />

coming to the district as part of<br />

Summer in <strong>Selwyn</strong>, starting this<br />

month and continuing until late<br />

March.<br />

District council-run events<br />

include two outdoor movies at<br />

Lincoln and Leeston and two<br />

drive-in movies at Rolleston and<br />

Darfield, starting<br />

with the<br />

Christmas classic<br />

movie Elf on<br />

<strong>December</strong> 16.<br />

District<br />

council senior<br />

Dave Tippett<br />

events and<br />

recreation<br />

adviser Dave<br />

Tippett said there is something<br />

for everyone to enjoy this<br />

summer in <strong>Selwyn</strong>.<br />

“Summer events are fun for<br />

the whole family and help make<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong> a great place to live by<br />

connecting people to their community,”<br />

he said.<br />

“We are proud to present<br />

a fantastic line up again this<br />

summer, with a great range of<br />

community-organised events on<br />

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Pool Parties will include a<br />

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The ever popular Teddy Bears’<br />

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A number of district council<br />

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Wednesday <strong>December</strong> 5 <strong>2018</strong> 7<br />

News<br />

Cancer battler ‘determined to live’<br />

• By Emily O’Connell<br />

A ROLLESTON mother is<br />

hopeful alternative treatments<br />

could help save her life.<br />

Nina Rodger, 36, was<br />

diagnosed with breast cancer<br />

almost three years ago and has<br />

since received chemotherapy,<br />

radiation, undergone a<br />

mastectomy and numerous<br />

operations.<br />

In spite of this, the Stage 4<br />

cancer continues to spread in<br />

her body and so she’s turned<br />

to alternative methods to help<br />

– including a change of diet,<br />

natural treatments, supplements<br />

and oils.<br />

Last week Mrs Rodger aslo<br />

started Intravenous vitamin C<br />

treatments, which aims to boost<br />

the immune system.<br />

The mother-of-two’s journey<br />

with cancer started about three<br />

years ago when she noticed some<br />

differences in her left breast.<br />

Having had cysts on her breast<br />

10 years earlier, Mrs Rodger<br />

didn’t think much of it.<br />

But after speaking to her husband<br />

Bruce, she decided to get it<br />

checked out by her doctor.<br />

When she was told it was<br />

cancer, Mrs Rodger went home<br />

to her husband who was looking<br />

after their two children and recalls<br />

saying: “I’m going to live.”<br />

Determined to do just that,<br />

Mrs Rodger has dramatically<br />

changed her diet, initially<br />

cutting out meat and sugar and<br />

now she’s “juicing constantly”<br />

and eating “mostly” raw food.<br />

“I’m just determined. I don’t<br />

care what they [doctors] say,<br />

people make it through even at<br />

stage 4. I’m doing everything<br />

I can with supplements and<br />

alternative therapies and diet,”<br />

she said.<br />

Mrs Rodger says both her<br />

“strong faith” and “amazing”<br />

husband have helped her<br />

through the difficult times over<br />

the past few years.<br />

The different treatments she<br />

is using cost about $800-$900 a<br />

week and although her parents<br />

have been helping where they<br />

can, she says finances are “super<br />

tight.”<br />

“There’s a lot of money raised<br />

for breast cancer and research<br />

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didn’t see anything, I wasn’t offered<br />

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In the last couple of weeks,<br />

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So far, more than $4100 has<br />

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“It’s so humbling. I think what<br />

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8 Wednesday <strong>December</strong> 5 <strong>2018</strong><br />

Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi<br />

News<br />

• By Emily O’Connell<br />

SELWYN RESIDENTS are<br />

more positive about their quality<br />

of life than people living in<br />

Christchurch and Waimakariri,<br />

according to the latest Wellbeing<br />

Survey.<br />

But they are the least satisfied<br />

with their ease of access to the<br />

natural environment.<br />

The Canterbury District<br />

Health Board released its survey<br />

from May, done every six<br />

months, to measure earthquake<br />

recovery across the region.<br />

It found 90 per cent of people<br />

living in the district rated<br />

their quality of life positively,<br />

compared with 82 per cent in<br />

Waimakariri District and 79 per<br />

cent in Christchurch.<br />

“<strong>Selwyn</strong> District residents<br />

generally have more positive<br />

findings in key well-being indicators,”<br />

the survey said.<br />

Rolleston youth worker<br />

Courtney Forrest, who has lived<br />

in <strong>Selwyn</strong> for almost six years,<br />

says he would rate his quality of<br />

life positively also.<br />

He believes the district<br />

provides lots of “amazing” opportunities.<br />

“People feel a bit more freedom<br />

to make their mark . . . whether<br />

that be sport, recreation, I think<br />

there’s something out here for<br />

HAPPY: Rolleston youth worker Courtney Forrest, pictured with Rolleston School pupils, enjoys<br />

living in the district. This follows a Canterbury District Health Board survey which found 90 per<br />

cent of <strong>Selwyn</strong> residents rate their quality of life positively. ​<br />

everybody,” he said.<br />

Mr Forrest said the “majority”<br />

of the people he interacts with<br />

are also positive about their<br />

quality of life in <strong>Selwyn</strong>.<br />

“You always get the odd one<br />

that doesn’t like the growth and<br />

the busyness of it but I think that<br />

statistic is really true,” he said.<br />

Mayor Sam Broughton said<br />

the district council is “very<br />

happy” to see residents enjoy a<br />

high quality of life.<br />

“We have worked hard in our<br />

communities to deliver facilities<br />

and events that encourage<br />

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Survey finds <strong>Selwyn</strong> residents positive about<br />

Fire rages, homes at risk<br />

community engagement and<br />

participation,” he said.<br />

Greater Christchurch<br />

Psychosocial Governance Group<br />

chairwoman Evon Currie is<br />

wanting “local decision makers”<br />

to explore the data and use it<br />

to positively influence the wellbeing<br />

of its population.<br />

Mayor Broughton said its<br />

operational team will be looking<br />

at the survey results and working<br />

on ways to continue to enhance<br />

the lives of residents.<br />

Seventy-eight per cent of<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong> residents are satisfied<br />

with their ease of access to the<br />

natural environment. This falls<br />

behind Waimakariri on 87 per<br />

cent and Christchurch at 80 per<br />

cent.<br />

When it came to emotional<br />

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residents rated themselves “significantly<br />

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City and Waimakariri<br />

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Wednesday <strong>December</strong> 5 <strong>2018</strong> 9<br />

quality of life<br />

Over 70 per cent of people living<br />

in <strong>Selwyn</strong> are more likely to<br />

be satisfied their total household<br />

income meets their everyday<br />

needs. This is higher than the 64<br />

per cent in Waimakariri and 68<br />

per cent in Christchurch.<br />

The district continues to have<br />

highest proportion, 59 per cent,<br />

of residents feeling a sense of<br />

community with others in their<br />

neighbourhood, while Christchurch<br />

have the lowest at 48 per<br />

cent and Waimakariri sits in the<br />

middle with 55 per cent.<br />

Mayor Broughton said with a<br />

number of small communities<br />

there’s “great opportunities” to<br />

meet your neighbours, and get<br />

involved with initiatives.<br />

“We support this through<br />

the likes of Meet Your Street<br />

activations. While we are growing<br />

at a fast rate, we do want to<br />

encourage our communities to<br />

maintain that fun and friendly<br />

small town feel,” he said.<br />

At 72 per cent the district is<br />

more likely to say they rarely<br />

or never feel lonely or isolated,<br />

closely followed by Waimakariri<br />

on 70 per cent and then<br />

Christchurch on 64 per<br />

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Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi<br />

News<br />

Upgrade proposed<br />

for Kirwee reserve<br />

• By Emily O’Connell<br />

A NEW or updated playground,<br />

dog exercise area and a shared<br />

walkway and cycleway are just<br />

some of the proposals being<br />

considered for the redevelopment<br />

of the Kirwee Recreation Reserve.<br />

The reserve, which includes<br />

sports fields and a bowling green,<br />

is set to be redeveloped over the<br />

next 10 years.<br />

The district council’s Long<br />

Term Plan has allocated $200,000<br />

from 2019 for the project.<br />

A working party, consisting of<br />

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members, three Kirwee<br />

Community Committee members,<br />

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Malvern Community Board and<br />

district council, was set up about<br />

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the reserve and considering what<br />

would be beneficial for the community<br />

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Mr Williams said they are<br />

planning to plant natives around<br />

the boundary of the reserve next<br />

year.<br />

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May,” he said.<br />

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Mr Williams said once it has a<br />

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Construction started on<br />

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the demolition of the existing<br />

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council major<br />

projects<br />

manager John<br />

Reid said<br />

final tidy-up<br />

is progressing<br />

and the centre<br />

should be<br />

available for<br />

Julie Cockburn full use in<br />

about a week.<br />

Mr Reid said a date has not<br />

been finalised for an official<br />

opening but it’s expected to be in<br />

the new year.<br />

He said the building cost<br />

$750,000 including consenting,<br />

architectural and professional<br />

consultancy costs.<br />

“In addition a power upgrade,<br />

$26,000, and new sewerage<br />

system, $32,000, were added to<br />

future-proof the building,” Mr<br />

Reid said.<br />

The building includes a<br />

lounge, a small kitchen, two<br />

dressing rooms and some public<br />

toilet facilities.<br />

Weedons Tennis Club<br />

secretary Julie Cockburn said<br />

it was “absolutely marvellous”<br />

that it has received the code of<br />

compliance.<br />

“It will be nice to have the<br />

pavilion with all the facilities<br />

back up and going again,” she<br />

said.<br />

The tennis courts were<br />

moved and realigned to allow<br />

for a larger cricket oval for the<br />

Weedons Cricket Club as part<br />

of the community pavilion<br />

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Reserve pavilion set for use<br />

Fire rages, homes at risk<br />

COMPLETED: The new community pavilion at Weedons<br />

Reserve has received its code of compliance.<br />

redevelopment.<br />

Information from the district<br />

council’s corporate services<br />

manager Greg Bell said the<br />

tennis court upgrade cost<br />

$162,601 plus GST and 65 per<br />

cent of this is estimated to have<br />

come from ratepayers.<br />

The Weedons Reserve has<br />

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Wednesday <strong>December</strong> 5 <strong>2018</strong> 11<br />

$8.5m community centre<br />

to be opened on Friday<br />

• By Emily O’Connell<br />

THE NEW $8.5 million<br />

West Melton Community<br />

and Recreation Centre will<br />

be officially opened on<br />

Friday.<br />

The facility, at 1163<br />

West Coast Rd, features<br />

a community meeting<br />

space, an indoor sport<br />

and recreation area with<br />

an indoor court, a Scout<br />

hall, Plunket room and<br />

playcentre.<br />

The opening will start<br />

at 3pm and will be attended<br />

by representatives<br />

of Te Taumutu Rūnanga,<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong> MP Amy Adams,<br />

Mayor Sam Broughton,<br />

members of the West Melton<br />

Residents’ Association,<br />

members of the public and<br />

district council staff.<br />

West Melton School<br />

pupils will be performing<br />

a kapa haka at the event.<br />

Centre committee chairman<br />

Bruce Russell said<br />

the opening is a chance<br />

for everyone in the community<br />

to have a look at<br />

the new facility.<br />

“This is a brilliant new<br />

FACILITY: Neville Brown (left), Kelly Barwell and<br />

Bruce Russell at the new West Melton Community<br />

Centre which is to be officially opened on Friday. ​<br />

facility which will greatly<br />

enhance the social and<br />

recreational opportunities<br />

available to the West<br />

Melton community. The<br />

organising committee and<br />

the council are extremely<br />

proud of this facility,” Mr<br />

Russell said.<br />

District council major<br />

projects property manager<br />

John Reid said the new<br />

facility, which took about<br />

13 months to complete,<br />

will cater to the future demands<br />

of the community.<br />

“This modern, high<br />

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West Melton area, but it<br />

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<strong>Selwyn</strong> district,” Mr<br />

Reid said.<br />

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ADverTOrIAL<br />

Sustainability key<br />

to organic farming<br />

There’s something for<br />

everyone in the realm of<br />

organic farming but as far<br />

as Bill Martin is concerned,<br />

it’s all about sustainability.<br />

The Training College<br />

Manager at Lincoln<br />

University’s Biological<br />

Husbandry Unit Organics<br />

Trust (BHU) is happy to see<br />

a surge in enthusiasm for<br />

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as younger generations<br />

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production in recent years<br />

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“It’s not just about<br />

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As far as conventional agricultural<br />

practices are concerned, he says farmers<br />

should be encouraged to optimise their<br />

production, rather than maximise it at the<br />

expense of the environment.<br />

“We need to change our agricultural<br />

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Mr Martin says those interested in a<br />

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Your Local Views<br />

Weedons<br />

resident<br />

Gary<br />

Doyle<br />

responds<br />

to the<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong><br />

<strong>Times</strong><br />

article on a proposal<br />

for <strong>Selwyn</strong> residents<br />

to contribute to the<br />

operating costs of the<br />

planned Christchurch<br />

stadium<br />

I was rather surprised at<br />

the comments from Gerald<br />

Carter on page 8 of the<br />

November 28 edition.<br />

To suggest that parts of<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong> should be amalgamated<br />

into Christchurch<br />

while leaving other areas<br />

out is an extremely short<br />

sighted view of the situation.<br />

Christchurch would<br />

dearly love to include Tai<br />

Tapu, Lincoln, Rolleston<br />

and West Melton into a<br />

greater Christchurch area.<br />

This would give<br />

Christchurch a huge rating<br />

area to help pay for any<br />

enterprises they may have,<br />

and totally to the detriment<br />

of those ratepayers in<br />

the areas mentioned. Then<br />

of course the outer areas<br />

would be of no interest, to<br />

big, not enough revenue so<br />

just dump them.<br />

Leave the boundaries<br />

exactly as they are, let<br />

those who will profit from<br />

development put their<br />

hands into their pockets.<br />

Hotels, motels, cafes,<br />

bars, eateries etc. The<br />

country areas are not a<br />

cash cow to be exploited.<br />

Southbridge<br />

resident John<br />

Summers responds<br />

to <strong>Selwyn</strong> MP Amy<br />

Adam’s column<br />

on four-laning the<br />

highway between<br />

Christchurch and<br />

Ashburton.<br />

One of Amy Adams’<br />

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Government was “it’s a tax<br />

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A bit silly I thought at<br />

the time because taxing<br />

and spending is what<br />

Govenments of all persuasions<br />

do. Now though, Mrs<br />

Adams thinks the Government<br />

should be spending<br />

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on upgrading and four<br />

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Ashburton as National had<br />

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Apparently spending<br />

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I recall many roading<br />

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by-election but not one of<br />

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Our road toll rises<br />

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to name but two.<br />

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Wednesday <strong>December</strong> 5 <strong>2018</strong> 13<br />

Local<br />

News<br />

Now<br />

Fire rages, homes at risk<br />

What’s involved in being a Freemason<br />

Former<br />

master of<br />

Lincoln<br />

Masonic<br />

Lodge<br />

Michael<br />

Lavender<br />

writes<br />

about what<br />

Freemasonry is and what the<br />

lodge does<br />

Freemasonry as we currently<br />

know it has been around for<br />

300 years, prior to that the stone<br />

masons had their own “labour<br />

entity.”<br />

What is Freemasonry? It’s an<br />

organisation, open to men, 18<br />

years and older who share beliefs<br />

of community standards and values,<br />

who recognise an obligation<br />

to support those less fortunate<br />

than others, to support medical<br />

and scholastic merit and live lives<br />

of which they are proud.<br />

There is a “hand shake,” this<br />

simply carrying on the centuries<br />

old tradition of recognition of<br />

a fellow [previously worker]<br />

member. Prior to written word, a<br />

hand shake, given in a particular<br />

format indicated the skill level of<br />

the worker concerned.<br />

Is there a goat? Only to keep the<br />

grass down in days of yore.<br />

Can any man join? Any man<br />

with a belief of a supreme being.<br />

So it’s a religious group then?<br />

No, not at all. Two topics which<br />

for centuries have caused strife<br />

worldwide are politics and religion,<br />

neither of these are acceptable<br />

discussion in a Freemasons<br />

lodge.<br />

I’ve heard it’s a secret society?<br />

Not really, no more than a<br />

sports team practising game<br />

moves in private. Check us out on<br />

the web.<br />

Is it expensive to join? Here at<br />

Lincoln we currently pay $4 a<br />

week. This covers dues to our local<br />

lodge, to the national governing<br />

body, plus a contribution to<br />

benevolence.<br />

What do you do at your meetings?<br />

We pay the bills, approve<br />

the minutes of the previous<br />

monthly meeting, then if we have<br />

a new member to bring into the<br />

lodge, there is a three-part education<br />

introduction, each separate<br />

and spread over a number of<br />

meetings. The purpose of these<br />

introductions is to allow the<br />

member an understanding of<br />

the historical significance of the<br />

workings of the “craft,” as it’s<br />

known.<br />

How long have you been in<br />

Lincoln? We came to Maurice St<br />

in 1880 and are still there.<br />

How would I recognise some of<br />

these benevolent works you do?<br />

If you have a need of the new<br />

Akaroa medical facilities, check<br />

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in Auckland was established<br />

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of Paediatrics in Dunedin with a<br />

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annually funded. Brain research<br />

is currently the recipient of funding.<br />

If you pay a visit to the<br />

Christchurch charity medical<br />

facilities you will be lying on the<br />

operating table provided by us.<br />

Previously we have given considerable<br />

three-year support here<br />

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breast cancer research and<br />

prostate cancer research. Currently<br />

bursaries at both Lincoln<br />

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available.<br />

If you feel you would like to<br />

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of overseeing the good of society<br />

as it comes our way, we would be<br />

delighted to chat with you.<br />

•Mark Thomson can be<br />

reached on 022 181 9911 and<br />

Russell Brents on 027 654<br />

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Our People<br />

SELWYN TIMES<br />

Lloyd Clausen<br />

Clocking up nearly half a century<br />

Leeston Volunteer Fire<br />

Brigade chief fire officer<br />

Lloyd Clausen, 64, has<br />

been part of the brigade<br />

for 49 years. Emily<br />

O’Connell spoke to him<br />

about his family history<br />

with the brigade, being<br />

a firefighter and his most<br />

memorable call-out<br />

How did you come to being a<br />

firefighter?<br />

I was pretty young obviously. It<br />

was probably because the family<br />

had been involved for a long time<br />

in the brigade. Like a lot of brigades<br />

in small rural towns you’ll<br />

find lots of family connections.<br />

Just one of those things you did<br />

to help the community.<br />

How old were you when you<br />

joined?<br />

Sixteen.<br />

Were you still at school or<br />

working at the time?<br />

No, I was still at school. I<br />

obviously couldn’t turnout<br />

when I was at school because<br />

the school wasn’t in Leeston. I<br />

turned out all the other times.<br />

What school were you going<br />

to?<br />

I was going to Southbridge<br />

District High School.<br />

Who in your family was<br />

SERVICE: Leeston Volunteer Fire Brigade chief fire officer Lloyd Clausen has spent 49 years in the<br />

brigade and isn’t looking to retire anytime soon.<br />

involved in the brigade?<br />

My grandfather Frank and my<br />

father Bertram. My grandfather<br />

was in the brigade going back<br />

during the 1912 period, around<br />

that era. He was also on the<br />

town committee and he was<br />

the fire inspector for the town<br />

committee, so he did a few years<br />

doing that. When dad was in<br />

the brigade, he ended up doing<br />

42 years when he retired. My<br />

brother Grant also joined the<br />

brigade and he’s done close to<br />

40 years. I also have two distant<br />

cousins and one of their son’s in<br />

the brigade.<br />

What was your first call-out?<br />

Our fire engines were entirely<br />

different to what we have now<br />

obviously. So we sat up on the<br />

back and we had a canvas cover<br />

over the back and it was hailing<br />

like hell and we went to a chimney<br />

fire in Brookside.<br />

How did you feel?<br />

Excited and apprehensive. I<br />

think I was probably a bit lucky<br />

that the call was a chimney fire<br />

and nothing really major. Well<br />

it was major to the people, obviously.<br />

It wasn’t as though it was<br />

a house fire or a big property fire<br />

or something like that. It was<br />

probably a good type of call to<br />

have as your first call.<br />

What’s been the most<br />

memorable call-out you’ve been<br />

to and why?<br />

Oh, so many. It’s hard really<br />

to pick one out. There was a big<br />

fire up in Nimmo’s in 1990 on<br />

Waitangi Day. Massive big fire<br />

up there that went on for over<br />

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in Christchurch. We were driving<br />

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supplying water to firefighters so<br />

my role wasn’t very glamorous<br />

but it had to be done. Then of<br />

course, we were still operating<br />

out here in Leeston.<br />

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as a volunteer firefighter<br />

We took lots of chimneys down<br />

and stuff like that, assisted people<br />

were we could. We had flooding<br />

in Leeston in 2013 where we<br />

probably responded to about<br />

80 calls in a 24-hour period.<br />

All sorts of things. Just getting<br />

someone out of a car and getting<br />

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that they’re going to make a good<br />

recovery is a pretty major thing<br />

as well.<br />

Of the call-outs you’ve<br />

attended have there been ones<br />

you haven’t been able to forget?<br />

There’s always calls that will<br />

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get really good psychological<br />

through Fire and Emergency<br />

New Zealand. But yeah, whilst<br />

you learn to cope and deal<br />

with it, and I don’t see I have<br />

any issues around it, you still<br />

remember them.<br />

How did you become the chief<br />

fire officer and when did that<br />

happen?<br />

I’ve been chief for about four<br />

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since 1980 in the brigade and<br />

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How have you found it being<br />

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Good, I’m really enjoying it.<br />

ACKNOWLEDGED: Lloyd Clausen receiving his Gold Bar for 49<br />

years service from area manager Mike Johns.<br />

You don’t jump in the truck unless<br />

you really have to like I did<br />

this morning. As the calls get<br />

bigger, the rank required to take<br />

command is bigger. So we had<br />

the honey factory fire last year I<br />

think, I took command of that in<br />

the end. We had about seven to<br />

eight appliances there. You’re not<br />

so much the frontline firefighter<br />

when you’re the chief.<br />

How do you process some<br />

of the devastating things you<br />

see?<br />

After you’ve been there a while<br />

you have a bank of memories and<br />

ways of coping. We have debriefs<br />

within the brigade. People will<br />

come out from FENZ and assist<br />

with the debriefs and we have the<br />

back-up of help if you need it and<br />

that’s all highly confidential.<br />

What would you say is<br />

the hardest part of being a<br />

firefighter?<br />

I’ve talked to a few families<br />

who have had a death in the family,<br />

yeah, that’s pretty tough. If it’s<br />

a young person it’s that loss the<br />

of the life that’s not going to be<br />

fulfilled.<br />

What’s the most rewarding<br />

part of the role?<br />

To be able to help someone<br />

out. We went today to where a<br />

lady had a fire in her kitchen,<br />

her dishwasher was on fire. She<br />

did all the right things, we got<br />

around there and got the fire<br />

extinguished, there was plenty<br />

of black smoke coming out of<br />

the door when we went there.<br />

The guys went in with breathing<br />

apparatuses, got the fire out, no<br />

other damage to the property<br />

apart from the smoke and a bit of<br />

water damage.<br />

Do you have any plans to<br />

finish up with the brigade?<br />

Don’t let the cat out of the bag,<br />

no. I have no immediate plans to<br />

resign from FENZ, no.<br />

How long have you lived in<br />

Leeston for?<br />

My whole life. My grandfather<br />

was a saddler, he was here as a<br />

young fella in 1890 working for<br />

one of the local saddlers and<br />

then in 1912 when the business<br />

came up for sale, he bought the<br />

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in Nelson and a daughter in<br />

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Backyard Critters News<br />

I see you: Jumping spider’s<br />

excellent eyesight<br />

Mike Bowie is<br />

an ecologist<br />

who specialises<br />

in entomology<br />

(insects<br />

and other<br />

invertebrates). Each<br />

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new species found in<br />

his backyard at Lincoln.<br />

His column aims to raise<br />

public awareness of<br />

biodiversity, the variety<br />

of living things around<br />

us. Check out the full list<br />

of invertebrates found at<br />

http://naturewatch.org.<br />

nz/projects/backyardbiodiversity-bugs-in-lincoln<br />

A COMMON spider around the<br />

house these days is the bronze<br />

jumper helpis minitabunda.<br />

This eastern Australian<br />

species, also found in Papua<br />

New Guinea, was first seen<br />

in Auckland in 1972, but has<br />

since expanded its range south<br />

through both islands.<br />

The species has a skinny body,<br />

is pale brown in colour and is<br />

8-10mm long.<br />

The male is the larger of the<br />

two sexes, which is quite unusual<br />

INQUISITIVE: The bronze jumper, helpis minitabunda, has a<br />

skinny body, is pale brown in colour and 8-10mm long. ​<br />

in the spider world. Males have<br />

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legs, which distinguish them<br />

from females.<br />

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spiders, the bronze jumper has<br />

large forward-facing eyes that<br />

give them excellent eyesight.<br />

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agility and speed, enables them<br />

to ambush insects by leaping on<br />

them.<br />

They are very inquisitive<br />

spiders and often jump on your<br />

camera lens when you are trying<br />

to photograph them.<br />

The spider often makes web<br />

retreats on leaves, where the<br />

female will lay the eggs while the<br />

male stays guard.<br />

Chorus to put<br />

on festive show<br />

• By Ashleigh Monk<br />

THE Christchurch City Chorus<br />

will be putting on a festive<br />

show to get everyone into the<br />

Christmas spirit.<br />

On <strong>December</strong> 15 the choir will<br />

take the stage to perform The<br />

Magic of Christmas.<br />

Musical director Virginia<br />

Humphrey-Taylor said the show<br />

would include Christmas carols,<br />

skits, poems and dancing.<br />

“We want to share the joy and<br />

music of Christmas with people,”<br />

she said.<br />

“We want everyone to come<br />

and sing carols with us. It’s<br />

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to get everyone excited for<br />

Christmas.”<br />

She said about 80 members of<br />

the choir would be performing.<br />

“We’ve got quartets singing,<br />

we’ve got small groups singing,<br />

we’ve got about 20 children who<br />

will be performing,” she said.<br />

“We’ll sing a lot of the classic<br />

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also be a few songs that people<br />

won’t know; songs from around<br />

the world about Christmas.”<br />

The show would give members<br />

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“We’re doing as many shows<br />

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SCHOOLS<br />

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SCHOOLS<br />

Rolleston pupils’ music video<br />

wins award<br />

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ADVENTURE: A group of 30 Lincoln High students left for a three week trip to Nepal on Sunday. ​<br />

Rolleston School year 6 pupils Olly Preston, Fletcher<br />

Brosnahan, Jayden Paterson and James Mills were fourth in<br />

the music video year 4-6 category at the Movie and Digital<br />

Excellence Awards. The group rewrote a song, recorded<br />

it and made a music video using their scooters. The pupils<br />

even held a cover shoot (below) for the video which they<br />

called Kick, Push, Pull. To watch it, visit www.youtube.com/<br />

watch?v=stWAlrDC-jI.<br />

From Lincoln to Nepal<br />

Lincoln High School year 13 student Caelum Betteridge writes about the school’s<br />

involvement in the World Challenge and trip to Nepal<br />

ON SUNDAY a group of 30<br />

Lincoln High School students<br />

started an exciting, three-week<br />

adventure in Nepal with World<br />

Challenge.<br />

After nearly two years of<br />

planning, fundraising and team<br />

building, everything has finally<br />

come together.<br />

When we arrived in<br />

Kathmandu, we split into two<br />

smaller groups – team Aoraki<br />

and team Everest – each with<br />

two teachers, one World<br />

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or yeti mascot to accompany us.<br />

We, the students, will receive<br />

a lot of flexibility in all our<br />

activities. We are planning and<br />

managing our own meals and<br />

accommodation, and finding<br />

our own balance of trekking and<br />

community-focused work.<br />

Both teams will have a<br />

very rewarding opportunity<br />

to interact with some of the<br />

local children as we spend<br />

several days supporting small<br />

communities by improving the<br />

facilities at their schools.<br />

Team Everest will repair the<br />

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SELWYN TIMES<br />

Kindness the ‘embodiment of the Rolleston<br />

Rolleston College year 10 student Dylan Evans won the school’s speech<br />

competition recently. His speech is below<br />

IT’S THE embodiment of the<br />

Rolleston spirit. It’s the focus of<br />

a blog post by our principal.<br />

K-I-N-D-N-E-S-S.<br />

Kindness . . . why? Why<br />

should we be kind? Why does it<br />

matter? I will be answering all<br />

of those questions in a stunning<br />

display of excellence that will<br />

leave no question as to the<br />

best whānau. It’s Koanga.<br />

Uh ah.<br />

Kindness is an eminent<br />

avenue for development of self.<br />

Being the recipient of kindness<br />

boosts faith in yourself, in your<br />

abilities and when you trust<br />

yourself, you trust your abilities,<br />

you open yourself to failure and<br />

by extension, success.<br />

When you are certain you can<br />

prevail, you take your failures in<br />

stride and as lessons. You build<br />

your arsenal of knowledge, gunby-gun,<br />

knife-by-knife, until you<br />

have the competence to assault<br />

any challenge, any problem.<br />

Kindness also ‘creates an<br />

environment where it is okay to<br />

make mistakes, learn from them<br />

and become a better person,’<br />

according to Kindness<br />

. . . Why, a blog post by Mr<br />

Saville. An environment in<br />

which a person can make<br />

mistakes, a person can learn<br />

from their mistakes, is an<br />

environment which can culture<br />

a person with a desire for<br />

learning, because they are able<br />

to take risks in their learning<br />

and develop unconventional,<br />

fresh ideas without the<br />

possibility of discouragement.<br />

When kindness is a major<br />

factor in a person’s life, they can<br />

be resilient by using failure as a<br />

method of education, they can<br />

be curious by taking risks in<br />

their learning, they can be joyful<br />

by seeing failure as progress, not<br />

a stand-still or dead-end, and<br />

they can be confident in their<br />

learning, their<br />

capabilities, so<br />

they can push<br />

themselves to<br />

the limits they<br />

set, to achieve the<br />

goals they hope they<br />

can attain.<br />

Kindness is an<br />

effective instrument<br />

in the building<br />

of communities.<br />

Displaying<br />

kindness<br />

to other people<br />

and groups of<br />

people not only<br />

builds bridges<br />

and relationships<br />

between people,<br />

schools,<br />

communities, and<br />

SHARING IDEAS:<br />

Year 10 student<br />

Dylan Evans<br />

performing his<br />

winning speech<br />

at Rolleston<br />

College.<br />

SCHOOLS<br />

countries, but solidifies those<br />

relationships. Relationships<br />

pop when there is an absence of<br />

kindness and respect because<br />

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respect and kindness in order<br />

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you need to appreciate and<br />

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No one would want to be in a<br />

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To have a friend, is to be a<br />

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Being kind to build<br />

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Wednesday <strong>December</strong> 5 <strong>2018</strong> 23<br />

spirit’<br />

And in that same vein, I<br />

fundamentally believe gestures<br />

of kindness can swirl and<br />

tumble and transform futures. A<br />

small act a kindness, a random<br />

act of kindness, even a small,<br />

random act of kindness can do<br />

unimaginable good. Sometimes<br />

we do not know what is happening<br />

inside the life of another person,<br />

their struggles and doing a kind<br />

thing can boost the spirit of<br />

someone in need, give them an<br />

extra spring in the step when they<br />

are feeling weighed down. And<br />

in a school environment, being<br />

kind, generous, and respectful<br />

can change futures. A teacher<br />

encouraging an understanding<br />

in a subject can cultivate a love<br />

and a drive for lifelong learning.<br />

A teacher displays kindness to a<br />

student in need, and the student<br />

has the power to change the world.<br />

A small ripple, an insignificant<br />

current, can grow into a tsunami.<br />

Futures can be transformed<br />

by encouraging being creative,<br />

encouraging learning and creating<br />

the map to direct their own<br />

learning, not following a pre-made<br />

one. Enforcing the need to be<br />

environmentally aware, care for<br />

the future generations and instil<br />

kindness into the fabric of society<br />

and be adaptive by altering your<br />

kindness to fit into any situation.<br />

Use kindness as a tool, as<br />

weapon to develop self, build<br />

communities, and transform<br />

futures.<br />

Ballet scholarship for 11-year-old Lincoln pupil<br />

• By Emily O’Connell<br />

LINCOLN’S KATIE Lye has<br />

been awarded a scholarship<br />

from Jazz Dance New Zealand.<br />

The Anna Lee School of<br />

Dance student, who has been<br />

dancing since she was threeyears-old,<br />

was chosen for the<br />

scholarship after receiving “very<br />

high” exam marks in her jazz<br />

exams.<br />

Her mother Gina Lye said she<br />

was pleased for her daughter<br />

who had “worked so hard this<br />

year,” practising dance for 10 or<br />

more hours a week.<br />

She said Katie was “absolutely<br />

thrilled” with the scholarship<br />

and it will go towards<br />

continuing her dance tuition.<br />

Katie, who does jazz, ballet<br />

and contemporary dance,<br />

was recently part of the New<br />

Zealand Royal Ballet’s rendition<br />

of The Nutcracker at the Isaac<br />

New pupils<br />

(Above) – Martin, Charlie, Ben, Tate,<br />

Abbie, Pipp, Olivia and (left) Hamish<br />

all started at West Melton School<br />

this term.<br />

Theatre Royal.<br />

Mrs Lye said Katie “just loves<br />

performing” and is involved<br />

in kapa haka, jump jam and<br />

the student council at Lincoln<br />

Primary School. She also sings,<br />

SUCCESS: Lincoln Primary<br />

School year 6 pupil Katie<br />

Lye has been awarded a<br />

scholarship from Jazz Dance<br />

New Zealand.<br />

PHOTO: DANCEVISION.TV<br />

plays piano and has recently<br />

started learning the guitar.<br />

“Dancing and singing are two<br />

of her main passions,” Mrs Lye<br />

said.<br />

Katie and her mother<br />

thanked the different dance<br />

teachers who have helped her<br />

over the years.<br />

Southbridge School marks 150 years<br />

About 2500<br />

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Southbridge<br />

School’s 150th<br />

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the milestone,<br />

including a special<br />

assembly, high<br />

tea, school tours,<br />

country fair, dance<br />

and a church<br />

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Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong><br />

West Melton Community and Recreation Centre<br />

official opening<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong> District Council is hosting an official opening of the West Melton Community and<br />

Recreation Centre on Friday 7 <strong>December</strong> at 3pm.<br />

The community celebration of the opening will be attended by representatives of Te Taumutu<br />

Rūnanga, Hon Amy Adams, Mayor Sam Broughton, members of the West Melton Residents’<br />

Association and Council staff. Members of the public are warmly invited to attend the event where<br />

students from West Melton School will perform a kapa haka.<br />

West Melton Community and Recreation Centre committee chair Bruce Russell says the opening<br />

is a chance for everyone in the community to have a look at the new facility.<br />

“This is brilliant new facility which will greatly enhance the social and recreational opportunities<br />

available to the West Melton community. The organising committee and the Council are extremely<br />

proud of this facility,” Mr Russell says.<br />

Council Major Projects Property Manager John Reid says the new facility, which took about 13<br />

months to complete*, will cater to the future demands of the West Melton residents as well as the<br />

wider <strong>Selwyn</strong> community.<br />

“This modern, high quality community facility will serve the needs of the West Melton area, but it<br />

will also add a significant asset to the growing network of community facilities across the <strong>Selwyn</strong><br />

district,” Mr Reid says.<br />

The $8.5 million facility has community meeting spaces, indoor sport and recreation (including<br />

an indoor court), a scout hall, a Plunket room and Playcentre. There is also space for community<br />

group activities such as service, gardening and film clubs.<br />

The facility has a new pedestrian promenade which connects to the entrance of the building and<br />

is lined with trees. There are also a number of native and exotic plant species.<br />

West Melton had an existing outdated and earthquake damaged hall located on the same site as the<br />

new facility. The West Melton Community and Recreation Centre is a much larger and more modern<br />

facility, designed to better meet the needs of a population that has grown rapidly in recent years.<br />

*As the carpark is planned to be completed in late <strong>December</strong>, people who attend the opening<br />

event are encouraged to park at the West Melton Tavern.<br />

More public toilets for <strong>Selwyn</strong> district<br />

New public toilets are being installed across the district in response to demand from visitors and<br />

residents.<br />

With funding from the government’s Tourism Infrastructure Fund, the Council is currently installing a<br />

new three-pan public toilet at Castle Hill at a cost of $166,300. Early next year, new single pan toilets<br />

will be installed at Lake Georgina ($54,800) and Lake Selfe ($54,800) as well as another four-pan toilet<br />

at Dunsandel ($185,700).<br />

The installation of new non-funded toilets in the district include one at Ryton Bay ($57,625) which was<br />

opened last November, and a new four-pan toilet will be installed at Lincoln Domain ($186,800) early<br />

next year.<br />

Community Projects Manager Cam Warr says the funding from the government has allowed the Council<br />

to quickly provide more toilet facilities across the district to meet demand.<br />

“The government funding has allowed us to increase the number of available toilets at sites that have<br />

large numbers of visitors.<br />

We’ve also been able to replace older and less environmentally friendly toilets. It’s important to provide<br />

quality facilities, especially if we want people to use them,” Mr Warr says.<br />

The purpose of the Tourism Infrastructure Fund is to provide financial support for local tourism-related<br />

infrastructure where tourism growth (domestic and international) is placing pressure on, or potential<br />

growth is constrained by, existing infrastructure and the local community is unable to respond in a<br />

timely way without assistance.<br />

The fund provides up to $25 million per year for the development of tourism-related infrastructure such<br />

as carparks, freedom camping facilities, sewerage and water works and transport projects.<br />

Taking water from fire hydrants<br />

The Council is reminding commercial water users about restrictions<br />

on extracting water from fire hydrants.<br />

The Council does not provide a permit system for contractors to<br />

extract water from fire hydrants on the public potable (drinking<br />

water) network and contractors must not connect any equipment to<br />

the network.<br />

The only exception to this is on development subdivision sites<br />

where the Council permits developers to apply for a single<br />

connection point, which has a range of conditions including<br />

payment for the use of the water.<br />

Council Asset Manager Murray Washington says this policy is<br />

different to neighbouring authorities, but is needed to reduce the<br />

level of potential risk.<br />

“We take a cautious approach to protecting the health of our<br />

residents, and this has to take priority over the convenience of<br />

contractors,” he says.<br />

“The Council has considered the potential risks of contractor<br />

equipment being connected to the public supply, and decided there<br />

is potential for the equipment being unsterilised – and this is too<br />

great a risk.<br />

Mr Washington says contamination events have occurred in the past<br />

after contractors connected to the public supply to extract water.<br />

The Council is getting in touch with contractors across the district<br />

to make them aware of the policy.<br />

Any contractors who need further information should contact the<br />

Water Services Team on 347 2800.<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong> Summer Reading Bingo<br />

Want to be rewarded for your summer reading? Play <strong>Selwyn</strong><br />

Summer Reading BINGO, fill in the bingo card with your summer<br />

reading and be in to win some great prizes.<br />

There are three age categories this year – children up to 12 years;<br />

young adults 13 to 20 years; and adults 21 years and over.<br />

Once you complete your first line, bring it into the library to receive<br />

a line prize. If you complete at least 20 squares, hand your card into<br />

your local library and receive a spot prize. Your card will also go into<br />

the grand prize draw.<br />

Pick up your cards now from any <strong>Selwyn</strong> Library or download from<br />

selwynlibraries.co.nz. Completed cards to be handed in by 5pm,<br />

Friday 25 January.<br />

ON THE<br />

ROADS<br />

On the roads this week<br />

Motorists may expect some delays along<br />

Coaltrack Road and Greendale Road as preseal<br />

repairs and patch sealing take place.<br />

There will be repairs to damaged sections of<br />

carriageway on High Peak Road.<br />

Surface repairs to cracked asphalt will take place on Gerald Street,<br />

Lowes Road, Edward Street and Brookside Road, motorists may<br />

experience some delays.<br />

Springfield and Rolleston will have footpath reconstruction carried out.<br />

There will be maintenance grading around High Country,<br />

Southbridge and West Melton.<br />

Takeaway coffee cups go<br />

into the red bin<br />

Disposable takeaway coffee cups go in your red lid rubbish<br />

bin. They are lined with plastic to make them waterproof so<br />

your drink doesn’t leak, but unfortunately this makes them<br />

unable to be processed through the recycling plant.<br />

Coffee cups can’t go in your organics bin<br />

either, even if it’s marketed as ‘compostable’<br />

or ‘biodegradable’. We cannot currently<br />

accept these in our composting process.<br />

Better yet, why not get a keep cup.<br />

Find out more at selwyn.govt.nz.<br />

Council Call<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong> District Council<br />

Norman Kirk Drive, Rolleston<br />

Ph 347 2800 or 318 8338<br />

Rolleston Library<br />

Rolleston Drive, Rolleston<br />

Ph 347 2880<br />

Darfield Library & Service Centre<br />

1 South Terrace, Darfield<br />

Ph 318 8338 or 347 2780<br />

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Notices<br />

TEMPORARY ROAD<br />

CLOSURES FOR LEESTON<br />

& LINCOLN CHRISTMAS<br />

PARADES<br />

High Street, Leeston (from<br />

Messines Street to Leeston and<br />

Lake Road) will be temporarily<br />

closed between 5pm and<br />

10.30pm on Friday 7 <strong>December</strong><br />

<strong>2018</strong>.<br />

Gerald Street, Lincoln (from<br />

James Street to West Belt) will<br />

be temporarily closed between<br />

8am and 1pm on Saturday 8<br />

<strong>December</strong> <strong>2018</strong> (postponement<br />

9 <strong>December</strong> <strong>2018</strong>).<br />

During the road closures, traffic<br />

will be requested to detour along<br />

the nearest alternative route.<br />

Any queries can be directed to<br />

Joanne Harkerss 347 2800.<br />

ALCOHOL NOTICES<br />

Ellesmere Golf Club has applied<br />

to renew its club licence;<br />

Meetings<br />

Public Forums: Council,<br />

Community Board and local<br />

committee meetings are open<br />

to the public. Time is available at<br />

the start of meetings for people<br />

to speak on matters of concern.<br />

Please notify Bernadette Ryan<br />

or your local committee at least<br />

three days before the meeting.<br />

Township, Hall and Reserve<br />

Committees: To list or make<br />

changes to meeting details, email<br />

meeting.changes@selwyn.govt.<br />

nz or phone 347 2800 or 318<br />

8338 by 9am Wednesday the<br />

week before publication.<br />

COUNCIL & COMMUNITY<br />

BOARD<br />

Unless stated meetings are held<br />

at the Rolleston Council Building.<br />

Property Committee<br />

Wed 5 Dec 10am<br />

District Plan Review Committee<br />

Wed 5 Dec 1pm<br />

Audit and Risk Subcommittee<br />

Wed 5 Dec 3pm<br />

Council Meeting<br />

Wed 12 Dec 1pm<br />

LOCAL COMMITTEES &<br />

ASSOCIATIONS<br />

Broadfield District Community<br />

Centre Committee<br />

Wed 5 Dec 7.30pm<br />

Broadfield Community Centre<br />

Doyleston Community Committee<br />

Wed 5 Dec 7.30pm<br />

Osborne Park Hall<br />

Dunsandel Community<br />

Committee<br />

Mon 17 Dec 6.30pm<br />

objections are open until 17<br />

<strong>December</strong>. The Greendale Golf<br />

Club has applied to renew its<br />

club licence; objections are<br />

open until 14 <strong>December</strong>.<br />

MOBILE LIBRARY<br />

TIMETABLE<br />

Wednesday 5 <strong>December</strong><br />

Arthur’s Pass 11.30–12.30pm<br />

Castle Hill 1.40–2.15pm<br />

Springfield 3–3.30pm<br />

Thursday 6 <strong>December</strong><br />

Giggles and Scribbles Early<br />

Learning Centre 10.15–10.45am<br />

Prebbleton Playcentre<br />

11–11.30am<br />

Council Headquarters<br />

12.45–1.15pm<br />

Bright Beginings Montessori<br />

Preschool 1.30–2.00pm<br />

Monday 10 <strong>December</strong><br />

Dunsandel Playcentre<br />

10–10.30am<br />

Dunsandel Hotel<br />

Hororata Reserve<br />

Management Committee<br />

Wed 5 Dec 7.30pm, Hororata Hall<br />

Kirwee Recreation Reserve<br />

Management Committee<br />

Mon 10 Dec 7.30pm<br />

Kirwee Recreation Reserve<br />

Kirwee Township Committee<br />

Mon 17 Dec 7.30pm, Kirwee Hall<br />

Ladbrooks Community<br />

Hall Committee<br />

Fri 14 Dec 7.30pm, Ladbrooks Hall<br />

Lakeside Memorial Hall<br />

Incorporated Society AGM<br />

Wed 12 Dec 7.30pm<br />

Lakeside Soliders Memorial Hall<br />

Enquiries to John McLachlan<br />

324 3397<br />

Lincoln Community Committee<br />

Mon 10 Dec 7pm, Fitzgerald<br />

Room, Lincoln Event Centre<br />

Little Rakaia Huts<br />

Community Committee<br />

Mon 17 Dec 7pm, Little Rakaia<br />

Huts Community Room<br />

Prebbleton Reserve<br />

Management Committee<br />

Mon 17 Dec 7.30pm, Community<br />

Cottage, Blakes Road<br />

Rolleston Community Centre<br />

Management Committee<br />

Thur 6 Dec 7pm<br />

Rolleston Community Centre<br />

Rolleston Reserve<br />

Management Committee<br />

Mon 17 Dec 7.30pm<br />

Rolleston Community Centre<br />

Sheffield/Waddington<br />

Community Committee<br />

Longer weekend opening hours at Pines<br />

Resource Recovery Park<br />

Burnham Montessori<br />

11–11.30am<br />

Darfield Playcentre 12–12.30pm<br />

Darfield Primary School<br />

1–1.30pm<br />

Tuesday 11 <strong>December</strong><br />

Kirwee 10–10.45am<br />

Kirwee School 10.45–11.30am<br />

Preston Downs, Corner<br />

Prestons/Weedons Ross Rd<br />

12.15–12.45pm<br />

West Melton School<br />

12.45–1.30pm<br />

West Melton Learning Centre<br />

1.30–1.50pm<br />

The Cat’s Pyjamas Preschool<br />

and Nursery (West Melton)<br />

1.50–2.20pm<br />

Wednesday 12 <strong>December</strong><br />

Rakaia Huts 9.30–10am<br />

Southbridge School<br />

10.45am–12pm<br />

Abbeyfield Leeston 2.30–3pm<br />

Thur 6 Dec 7.30pm<br />

Sheffield Fire Station<br />

Springston Community<br />

Committee<br />

Mon 17 Dec 7.30pm<br />

Springston Hall<br />

Springston Hall Committee<br />

Thur 6 Dec 7.30pm<br />

Springston Hall<br />

Springston Reserve Committee<br />

Wed 19 Dec 7.30pm<br />

Errol Tweedy Pavilion,<br />

Springston Reserve<br />

Tai Tapu Community<br />

Association AGM<br />

Wed 5 Dec 7.30pm<br />

Otahuna Room, Tai Tapu<br />

Community Centre<br />

Waihora Park Reserve<br />

Committee<br />

Tues 4 Dec 7.30pm<br />

Waihora Bowling Club<br />

Weedons Reserve Committee<br />

Mon 10 Dec 7.30pm<br />

Weedons Community Centre<br />

West Melton Reserve<br />

Board Committee<br />

Mon 17 Dec 7.30pm<br />

West Melton Rugby Club<br />

West Melton Residents Assn<br />

Wed 12 Dec 7.30pm<br />

West Melton Hall<br />

Whitecliffs Township &<br />

Domain Committee<br />

Mon 10 Dec 7.30pm<br />

Glentunnel Community Centre<br />

A casual vacancy has arisen on<br />

the Whitecliffs Township and<br />

Domain Committee. Please<br />

forward expressions of interest to<br />

the Chairperson, Jodie, 5510121<br />

Good news for the weekend tidy-up - the Pines Resource Recovery Park will now be open from 9am to<br />

4.30pm on Saturdays and Sundays.<br />

The new extended hours bring the weekend opening hours in line with weekday hours at the Recovery<br />

Park, in Burnham School Road near Rolleston.<br />

Council Solid Waste Manager Andrew Boyd says the longer weekend opening hours should be a bonus<br />

for residents.<br />

“With many of our residents working Monday to Friday, the weekend provides a good opportunity to<br />

catch up on work around the home, and chores such as taking rubbish to the Recovery Park.”<br />

Mr Boyd is hopeful the new closing time will also give users the opportunity to plan their days, allowing<br />

them make sure their rubbish runs are done with plenty of time to spare.<br />

For more information on Pines Recovery Park please head to selwyn.govt.nz/pines<br />

The revised opening hours are now in place.<br />

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Christchurch EcoSort<br />

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EcoSort facility on Parkhouse<br />

Road, 9am–12pm<br />

Check out where your recycling goes<br />

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Gerald Street Lincoln, 9am (parade<br />

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Enjoy a wide range of entertainment<br />

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Christmas in the Park,<br />

Darfield<br />

Westview Park, 2pm<br />

Welcome in the festive season<br />

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park. Something for everyone with<br />

entertainment from Shad Rutherford,<br />

Pedalmania, games, carols, a visit<br />

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Outdoor Family Movie – Elf<br />

The Lincoln Green, 7–9pm<br />

Grab your nearest and dearest for a<br />

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Christmas Pool Party<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong> Aquatic Centre, 2–4pm<br />

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season at the <strong>Selwyn</strong> Aquatic Centre!<br />

The big inflatable will be out, games,<br />

bbq and spot prizes. Our DJ will be<br />

playing your favourite tunes! Normal<br />

admission charges apply. Activities<br />

in the main pool are for competent<br />

swimmers 8yrs+.<br />

For information on listing a community event visit<br />

www.selwyn.govt.nz/councilcall<br />

Leeston Library & Service Centre<br />

19 Messines Street, Leeston<br />

Ph 347 2871<br />

Lincoln Library & Service Centre<br />

Gerald Street, Lincoln<br />

Ph 347 2876<br />

(03) 347 2800<br />

Darfield call free 318 8338<br />

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Wednesday <strong>December</strong> 5 <strong>2018</strong> 27<br />

Leeston-Southbridge, Weedons<br />

open twenty20 season with wins<br />

LEESTON-Southbridge and<br />

Weedons both had perfect starts<br />

to their Canterbury country<br />

premier twenty20 campaigns on<br />

Saturday with two wins each.<br />

The opening round of the<br />

competition saw all eight topflight<br />

sides play two games each.<br />

Leeston-Southbridge batted<br />

first in their opening game<br />

against Oxford-Rangiora and<br />

racked up 132 runs in their 20<br />

overs. Opener Ben Chamberlain<br />

anchored the innings with 37<br />

off 46 balls, while Rupert Young<br />

contributed 36 off 29.<br />

They defended the total well,<br />

restricting the Oxford-Rangiora<br />

run chase and picking up timely<br />

wickets. Robert Clifford was the<br />

key man with the ball, picking<br />

up four wickets and conceding<br />

just 24 runs from his four overs.<br />

Oxford-Rangiora fell 14 runs<br />

short.<br />

Leeston-Southbridge then<br />

backed up the win, tipping over<br />

• By Allan Batt.<br />

Southbrook by eight wickets.<br />

After being set 156 to win,<br />

Young coolly went about<br />

knocking off the total. He<br />

opened the innings with an<br />

unbeaten 64 to guide Leeston-<br />

Southbridge home with five balls<br />

to spare.<br />

Meanwhile, in a thriller at<br />

Kirwee, Darfield and Weedons<br />

were unable to be separated in a<br />

rare twenty20 draw.<br />

However, with 140 runs each,<br />

Weedons took the win because<br />

they lost fewer wickets. Weedons’<br />

James Richards scored 40 to lead<br />

his team to a solid score of 140/7,<br />

with Anoop Surendran snaring<br />

three wickets for Darfield.<br />

Darfield’s Chris Warner led<br />

the reply with a blistering 61<br />

off 44 balls, with five sixes. But<br />

Weedons hung in the game with<br />

wickets at the other end. Lachie<br />

Stove was the chief destroyer<br />

with three key wickets, including<br />

Warner in the 16th over. The<br />

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY racer<br />

Jeremy Webb had no intention<br />

of racing both his TQ<br />

midget and his midget<br />

on the same night this<br />

summer at Ruapuna.<br />

But he has a burning<br />

desire to pay tribute to<br />

the late Ryan Stone, an<br />

early mentor of his on<br />

Saturday.<br />

Webb, the current<br />

New Zealand TQ<br />

champion has decided<br />

to enter the Ryan Stone Tribute<br />

race in his 750cc suzukipowered<br />

TQ, as well as<br />

contest a round of the Southern<br />

Midget Series on the same<br />

night in his 2700cc esslinger<br />

engine midget.<br />

“I guess it’s as<br />

good a time as any to<br />

start my preparation<br />

for February’s<br />

New Zealand TQ<br />

championship at<br />

Ruapuna this Saturday.<br />

If it wasn’t the Stoney<br />

race, I’d leave the TQ in<br />

the shed and focus on<br />

the midget, but Ryan<br />

means a heck of a lot to many<br />

of the TQ racers and his race is<br />

wickets proved pivotal with<br />

Darfield finishing on 140/9.<br />

In their second match, Sandeep<br />

Singh and Josh Watson both took<br />

three wickets as Weedons bowled<br />

Sefton out for 118 in 18.2 overs.<br />

Richards then had another fine<br />

knock of 47, while fellow opener<br />

Shannon Dunnett piled on 57 as<br />

Weedons secured an eight-wicket<br />

win with more than eight overs<br />

to spare.<br />

Darfield went on to beat<br />

Kaiapoi in their second game,<br />

while Cheviot got back on track<br />

with a victory over Oxford-<br />

Rangiora.<br />

KEY MAN: Josh Watson took<br />

five wickets in Weedons’ two<br />

wins at the weekend: PHOTO:<br />

KAREN CASEY<br />

Webb to honour late friend in midget race<br />

Jeremy Webb<br />

one of those got-to-win deals,”<br />

said Webb.<br />

Stone passed away in 2012<br />

after a battle with cancer and,<br />

although Webb is a two-time<br />

winner of the race held in<br />

memory of his good friend, he<br />

says that it goes deeper than<br />

that.<br />

“My father Dick was,<br />

like many others, a good<br />

mate of Ryan’s. Stoney put<br />

in a huge effort getting the TQ<br />

class to adapt the water-cooled<br />

750cc engines that made the<br />

class a lot more affordable than<br />

the air-cooled machines,” Webb<br />

said.<br />

“The fact that TQs remain<br />

relatively strong numberswise<br />

is largely due to Ryan’s<br />

perseverance,” said Webb.<br />

Not only is Webb having to<br />

crank-up his preparation to<br />

defend his national TQ crown,<br />

but he is again returning<br />

to Auckland to contest the<br />

international midget car series<br />

at Western Springs over the<br />

Christmas break.<br />

Last season, Webb’s efforts<br />

saw him win the Presidents Cup<br />

at the New Zealand Speedway<br />

Awards in recognition of his<br />

prowess in the two classes at a<br />

national level.<br />

SPORTS<br />

In Brief<br />

ROLLESTON WARRIORS<br />

The Rolleston Warriors are a<br />

finalist for the grassroots club of<br />

the year at the New Zealand Rugby<br />

League Awards. The club, which<br />

was established in 2016, is one of<br />

seven clubs around the country up<br />

for the award.<br />

SHOW JUMPER IN CHINA<br />

Springston Pony Club member<br />

Katherine Hadler, 15, finished<br />

sixth and seventh while competing<br />

for New Zealand at the tri-nations<br />

youth equestrian open in China.<br />

She finished sixth in the 60cm<br />

show jumping event and seventh in<br />

the 80cm show jumping event.<br />

SantaPhotos<br />

Come and meet Santa in his magical<br />

Santa Grotto Kitchen and have your photo<br />

taken by the friendly Santa Magic team<br />

8 th - 24 th <strong>December</strong><br />

10am - 4pm daily<br />

Range of photo packages available, visit<br />

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10 th - 14 th <strong>December</strong><br />

Terms and conditions apply. Limited to the first 100 customers per<br />

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$39.99<br />

Let’s<br />

Go<br />

Fishin’<br />

Usually<br />

$19.99<br />

$<br />

16 99 ea<br />

Excavator or<br />

10 in 1 Trophy<br />

Truck<br />

Usually $49.99<br />

$<br />

39 99 ea<br />

Great<br />

Gift Idea<br />

25 Model<br />

Sets<br />

Off Road<br />

Racer or<br />

Rally Car<br />

Usually $119.99<br />

$<br />

99 99 ea<br />

Banana<br />

Joe<br />

Usually<br />

$39.99<br />

$<br />

29 99 ea<br />

25% off<br />

25%<br />

off<br />

Operation<br />

Escape<br />

Usually $59.99<br />

Guiness World<br />

Records Game<br />

Usually $49.99<br />

$<br />

49 99 ea<br />

Micronoids<br />

Connect to your computer and program<br />

Micronoid Code’s movements and sounds<br />

through an easy-to-use drag-and-drop<br />

programming screen. Collect the set of three<br />

different characters and watch them interact.<br />

Usually<br />

$119.99<br />

$<br />

99 99 ea<br />

Sequence<br />

Usually $39.99<br />

$<br />

29 99 ea<br />

$<br />

39 99 ea<br />

20% off<br />

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Regular<br />

18” Doll<br />

Usually $79.99<br />

$<br />

69 99 ea<br />

Biggest selection of<br />

Our Generation Dolls in<br />

Christchurch<br />

Horse Trailer<br />

Usually $219.99<br />

BUY ANY<br />

REGULAR OG DOLL<br />

AND GO IN THE<br />

DRAW TO WIN AN<br />

OG HORSE<br />

(1 PER STORE)<br />

23%<br />

off<br />

$<br />

199 99 ea<br />

RV Camper With Glitter<br />

Usually<br />

$219.99<br />

$<br />

199 99 ea<br />

Bunk beds<br />

Usually $129.99<br />

$<br />

99 99 ea<br />

Dolls not included<br />

Scooter<br />

$<br />

59 99 ea<br />

FREE OG<br />

DOG WITH<br />

EVERY HORSE<br />

TRAILER<br />

Fire Engine<br />

Usually $129.99<br />

$<br />

79 99 ea<br />

38% off<br />

Truck<br />

with<br />

Excavator<br />

Usually<br />

$109.99<br />

Class Nectis<br />

Tractor With<br />

Front Loader<br />

and Trailer<br />

Usually $79.99<br />

$<br />

69 99 ea<br />

$<br />

99 99 ea<br />

Mercedes<br />

Benz Sprinter<br />

Ambulance<br />

Usually $149.99<br />

$<br />

99 99 ea<br />

33%<br />

off<br />

Truck with<br />

Loader<br />

Usually $119.99<br />

$<br />

99 99 ea<br />

3<br />

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Family Transport<br />

Combo Set<br />

Usually $139.99<br />

$<br />

99 99 ea<br />

Figure<br />

Plus<br />

Packs<br />

Usually<br />

$9.99<br />

30% off<br />

$<br />

6 99 ea<br />

Breeze Hillcrest<br />

Gift Set<br />

Usually $159.99<br />

$<br />

139 99 ea<br />

29%<br />

off<br />

22% off<br />

25%<br />

off<br />

Artic<br />

Explorer<br />

or Ice<br />

Pirates<br />

Usually<br />

$59.99<br />

$<br />

44 99 ea<br />

Boutique<br />

Gift Set<br />

Usually<br />

$179.99<br />

Artic Sled<br />

or Snowmobile<br />

Usually $44.99<br />

$<br />

149 99 ea<br />

25% off<br />

Savings on<br />

gift sets!<br />

Brick Oven<br />

Bakery Gift Set<br />

Usually $199.99<br />

29% off<br />

Arctic<br />

Expedition<br />

Headquarters<br />

Usually $139.99<br />

$<br />

34 99 ea<br />

$<br />

149 99 ea<br />

$<br />

99 99 ea<br />

50 Model Sets<br />

Creation<br />

Zone or<br />

Imagination<br />

Zone<br />

$<br />

59 99 ea<br />

Charades for<br />

Kids or Kids<br />

Scavanger Hunt<br />

Usually $24.99<br />

$<br />

19 99 ea<br />

100 Model<br />

Imagine<br />

Motorized Set<br />

Usually $149.99<br />

Host Your<br />

Own Pub Quiz<br />

Usually $49.99<br />

$<br />

39 99 ea<br />

20% off<br />

$<br />

119 99 ea<br />

Tour of<br />

New Zealand<br />

Usually $24.99<br />

$<br />

19 99 ea<br />

3 in 1<br />

Amusement<br />

Park<br />

Usually $179.99<br />

Shuffle Games<br />

$<br />

14 99 ea<br />

$<br />

149 99 ea<br />

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RC Rock Crawler 3XL<br />

This oversized remote controlled car<br />

is made for off-road rock crawling<br />

action. Approx 38cm long, front<br />

and rear articulated spring<br />

suspension and four wheel drive<br />

you’ll have so much fun racing<br />

around the house or backyard.<br />

2.4 GhZ for top performance.<br />

Usually<br />

$159.99<br />

$<br />

139 99 ea<br />

Recon Watch<br />

Usually $29.99<br />

$<br />

24 99 ea<br />

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Unicorn<br />

Garden<br />

Usually<br />

$39.99<br />

$<br />

29 99 ea<br />

Lazer<br />

Trap<br />

Alarm<br />

Usually $49.99<br />

$<br />

39 99 ea<br />

Power Movers<br />

Motion Drive Technology<br />

$<br />

49 99 ea<br />

Night Ranger Set:<br />

Night Mission<br />

See in the dark, listen and<br />

record conversations.<br />

Set includes:<br />

Night Mission Goggles<br />

Invisible Ink Pen<br />

Motion Alarm<br />

Voice Disguiser<br />

Usually $99.99<br />

$<br />

79 99 ea<br />

Goggles<br />

Little Super Star<br />

Bondi<br />

Bondi Junior<br />

$<br />

12 99 ea<br />

Batman or<br />

Wonder<br />

Woman<br />

Goggles<br />

Batman or<br />

Superman<br />

Swimbands<br />

Mio The<br />

Robot<br />

$<br />

79 99 ea<br />

$<br />

19 99 ea<br />

$<br />

14 99 ea<br />

Water Wing Swim Vest<br />

Pink or Blue, 1-2 yrs,<br />

2-3 yrs or 4-5 yrs.<br />

$<br />

49 99 ea<br />

Clementoni<br />

Avanced<br />

Science Kits<br />

$<br />

79 99 ea<br />

5 Late<br />

Nights<br />

THURSDAY<br />

DEC 6 TH<br />

FRIDAY<br />

DEC 7 TH<br />

SATURDAY<br />

DEC 8 TH<br />

SUNDAY<br />

DEC 9 TH<br />

MONDAY<br />

DEC 10 TH<br />

TUESDAY<br />

DEC 11 TH<br />

WEDNESDAY<br />

DEC 12 TH<br />

THURSDAY<br />

DEC 13 TH<br />

FRIDAY<br />

DEC 14 TH<br />

SATURDAY<br />

DEC 15 TH<br />

SUNDAY<br />

DEC 16 TH<br />

MONDAY<br />

DEC 17 TH<br />

TUESDAY<br />

DEC 18 TH<br />

WEDNESDAY<br />

DEC 19 TH<br />

9:00pm 6:00pm 6:00pm 6:00pm 6:00pm 6:00pm 6:00pm 9:00pm 9:00pm 6:00pm 6:00pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 10:00pm


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Aragogs Lair<br />

Usually $24.99<br />

Mias Tree House<br />

Usually $59.99<br />

$<br />

49 99 ea<br />

$<br />

21 99 ea<br />

Artic Air<br />

Transport<br />

Usually<br />

$59.99<br />

$<br />

49 99 ea<br />

Quidditch<br />

Match<br />

Usually $59.99<br />

$<br />

54 99 ea<br />

Scout Truck<br />

Usually $79.99<br />

$<br />

69 99 ea<br />

Whomping Willow<br />

Usually $119.99<br />

$<br />

109 99 ea<br />

Artic Mobile<br />

Exploration Base<br />

Usually $179.99<br />

$ 149 99 ea<br />

Heartlake Summer $<br />

Pool<br />

79 99 ea<br />

Usually $89.99<br />

Stephanies House<br />

Usually $109.99<br />

$<br />

99 99 ea<br />

Hogwarts Great Hall<br />

Usually $199.99<br />

$<br />

179 99 ea<br />

Anakins Jedi Starfighter<br />

Usually $49.99<br />

$<br />

39 99 ea<br />

Throne Room Showdown<br />

Usually $39.99<br />

First Responder<br />

Usually $69.99<br />

Train<br />

Bridge<br />

and<br />

Tracks<br />

Usually<br />

$49.99<br />

$<br />

34 99 ea<br />

$<br />

59 99 ea<br />

$<br />

39 99 ea<br />

Train<br />

Tracks<br />

Usually<br />

$59.99<br />

Porg<br />

Usually<br />

$119.99<br />

Rally Car<br />

Usually $179.99<br />

$<br />

149 99 ea<br />

$<br />

34 99 ea<br />

$<br />

99 99 ea<br />

Xwing<br />

Starfighter<br />

Usually<br />

$169.99<br />

$<br />

149 99 ea<br />

Stormbringer<br />

Usually $79.99<br />

$<br />

69 99 ea<br />

Forest Machine<br />

Usually $249.99<br />

$<br />

199 99 ea<br />

Steam Train<br />

Usually $109.99<br />

$<br />

99 99 ea<br />

Firstbourne<br />

Usually $129.99<br />

$<br />

109 99 ea<br />

Valid from Wednesday 28th November to Monday 24th <strong>December</strong><br />

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dISCOVER<br />

West Melton Forest<br />

The pine trees in West Melton Forest were originally planted as a flood protection measure,<br />

now they continue to do their job whilst providing scenic tracks for horse riders of all abilities.<br />

There is a picnic area with hitching<br />

posts for horses. Walkers and runners<br />

are welcome, but it’s the horses that have<br />

the right of way here.<br />

The West Melton Forest is a section of<br />

the Waimakariri River Regional Park,<br />

covering approximately 350 hectares<br />

of pine forest between Chattertons and<br />

Weedons Ross Roads. The park entrance<br />

is off Chattertons Road, where a night<br />

gate is opened at 7am daily. During<br />

daylight savings the gate is locked at<br />

10pm, outside of this time it is locked at<br />

7pm. Background, the pine trees of West<br />

Melton Forest were originally planted<br />

as a flood protection measure, giving<br />

the stop banks a first line of defence<br />

against a flood. The development of<br />

the forest as a park was undertaken<br />

due to the increasing demand for safe<br />

horse riding facilities in the <strong>Selwyn</strong><br />

District. Environment Canterbury<br />

worked in partnership with the <strong>Selwyn</strong><br />

District Council to create an area where<br />

recreational horse riding is possible<br />

away from motorised activity while still<br />

maintaining flood protection.<br />

Lots of choices to participate in at the<br />

West Melton Forest.<br />

• Horse trails - 10km marked trail<br />

which is suitable for most levels<br />

of riding ability<br />

• Walks - although horses have the<br />

right of way<br />

• Picnics<br />

• Gas BBQ’s<br />

Visit West Melton Forest. Nature is only a short drive away.<br />

NOW OPEN<br />

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and thanks for your support<br />

through the year<br />

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Contact: Elaine Moon<br />

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Water results for West Melton<br />

What does the Christchurch West<br />

Melton water zone committee do?<br />

The committee works with an on-the-ground<br />

team made up of Environment Canterbury<br />

staff and other Canterbury Water Management<br />

Strategy partners to implement work<br />

programmes in the Christchurch West Melton<br />

area.<br />

What are they aiming to achieve by<br />

2020?<br />

They’ve agreed on several areas of priority<br />

and outcomes to budget for and then act on<br />

in the Christchurch West Melton water zone,<br />

which they will measure progress against to<br />

2020.<br />

Boundaries With Other Water Management<br />

Zones The Zone shares boundaries with<br />

Banks Peninsula, <strong>Selwyn</strong> Waihora, and<br />

Waimakairiri Zones, with water moving into<br />

and out of the Zone: • The Waimakariri River<br />

flows through the Christchurch West Melton,<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong>-Waihora, and Waimakariri Zones of<br />

The Waimakariri upper catchment is in the<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong> Waihora Zone of Christchurch, West<br />

Melton shares a boundary with the Waimakariri<br />

Zone along the lower parts of the catchment<br />

• The aquifers in the Zone are part of a larger<br />

groundwater system on the Canterbury Plains,<br />

with water moving both into and out of the<br />

Zone • The Halswell River/Huritini catchment<br />

flows from the Zone into <strong>Selwyn</strong>-Waihora<br />

Zone (towards Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere) •<br />

The reticulated public water supply to Lyttelton<br />

Harbour/ Whakaraupō is supplied from<br />

groundwater in the Zone In addition, there is a<br />

Regional Committee for the Canterbury Water<br />

Management Strategy (CWMS) that considers<br />

crossboundary matters from a regional<br />

perspective. The Zone Committee will seek to<br />

ensure that an integrated approach to water<br />

management is taken that reflects catchments<br />

rather than administrative boundaries.<br />

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Xmas Twilight Market Friday 13th <strong>December</strong><br />

Variety of stalls including:<br />

Veges<br />

Eggs<br />

Honey<br />

Flowers<br />

Baking<br />

Pies<br />

Plants<br />

Pictures<br />

Cushions<br />

Saffron<br />

Olive Oil<br />

Coffee<br />

Music varies<br />

each week<br />

Wet<br />

Fine<br />

or<br />

GOLD<br />

CARD<br />

LUNCHES<br />

MON - FRI<br />

St. Paul’s Church<br />

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Contact: Sue Benzie on 021 733 080<br />

Snowberry Skincare<br />

30%<br />

off<br />

Unichem West Melton Pharmacy<br />

12/736 Weedons Ross Road, West Melton<br />

Phone 03 347 0777<br />

Plus Double points<br />

(Promotion until 24th <strong>December</strong>)<br />

West Melton<br />

Pharmacy<br />

New Lunch Menu •<br />

Woodfired Pizzas/Full Menu •<br />

$20 Pizzas Mon/Tue •<br />

Happy Hour 4-6pm 7 days •<br />

Tue Pub Quiz •<br />

$15 Burgers Wed •<br />

$15 Curry Thur/Fri •<br />

Sun Night Roast •<br />

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$5 Kids meals *check conditions •<br />

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Agri Magic farm environment<br />

plan template approved<br />

Environment Canterbury confirmed last<br />

week that Agri Magic’s farm environment<br />

plan template meets the requirements of<br />

the Canterbury Land & Water Regional<br />

Plan (LWRP).<br />

Under the LWRP, all farms requiring<br />

a land use consent to farm must produce<br />

an environmental plan to support it.<br />

Environment Canterbury chief executive<br />

Bill Bayfield said the Agri Magic template<br />

met the criteria of Schedule 7 of the LWRP,<br />

as modified by the Nutrient Management<br />

and Waitaki Plan Change (Plan Change 5),<br />

yet to be made operative.<br />

“Like the Farm Environment Plan<br />

Assessment Group, I was impressed with<br />

the explanation provided setting out<br />

how the template could be used as part<br />

of a package helping Agri Magic clients<br />

navigate through and comply with their<br />

environmental obligations,” Mr Bayfield<br />

said.<br />

“The template is comprehensive and<br />

focused on making sure clients are clear on<br />

risks and priorities for action.”<br />

Agri Magic director Charlotte Glass said<br />

the template was developed to help farmers<br />

identify the great things they already<br />

do and identify areas where they could<br />

improve.<br />

“Then we support them to develop<br />

practical, long-term, on-farm solutions,”<br />

she said.<br />

“We guide them to focus on practical<br />

changes that will result in resource use<br />

efficiency first, and then look at different<br />

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practices and technology that will be right<br />

for them.”<br />

The Land & Water Regional Plan is<br />

a primary delivery mechanism of the<br />

Canterbury Water Management Strategy.<br />

“It is reassuring to see in the Agri Magic<br />

template a methodology that will enable<br />

updating of plans and to identify and<br />

address actual and potential environmental<br />

effects and risks,” Mr Bayfield said.<br />

“We encourage all farmers to prepare<br />

farm environment plans, regardless of<br />

whether they’re needed by regulation.<br />

International markets are increasingly<br />

demanding proven sustainability, and<br />

farm environment plans are one way to<br />

demonstrate this.”<br />

Under Schedule 7 of the LWRP, FEPs<br />

can be prepared either by landowners<br />

themselves using guidance in the LWRP<br />

or via industry-prepared templates and<br />

guidance material.<br />

A minimum content is required, and all<br />

FEPs must include an assessment of the<br />

risks associated with the farming activities<br />

and how those risks will be managed.<br />

This includes irrigation, application of<br />

nutrients, management of effluent, stock<br />

exclusion from waterways, offal pits and<br />

farm rubbish pits. FEPs must be audited<br />

at regular intervals by Environment<br />

Canterbury-approved auditors.<br />

For more information about Agri<br />

Magic’s work, go to www.agrimagic.co.nz.<br />

On the template call <strong>05</strong>08 Agrimagic or<br />

email info@agrimagic.co.nz.<br />

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Wednesday <strong>December</strong> [Edition 5 datE] <strong>2018</strong> 37 3<br />

SELWYN RURAL LIFE<br />

Taking our agri message<br />

to Latin America<br />

Farmers, dairy product manufacturers<br />

and trade representatives in Uruguay<br />

and Argentina have been hearing a New<br />

Zealand take on current agricultural<br />

issues.<br />

Late last month Federated Farmers of<br />

NZ President Katie Milne was engaged in<br />

a busy schedule of speaking and meeting<br />

engagements in Montevideo and Buenos<br />

Aires in a programme put together by the<br />

Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), the<br />

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and<br />

New Zealand’s Ambassador to Argentina,<br />

Paraguay and Uruguay, Raylene Liufalani.<br />

Ms Milne’s engagements in Uruguay<br />

included giving an address to a conference<br />

with the theme ‘Social innovation for a<br />

country with agricultural conscience’,<br />

a meeting with Uruguay’s Minister<br />

for Agriculture and Livestock, Enzo<br />

Benech, and visiting the PGG Wrightson<br />

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The Argentine Congress on November<br />

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New Zealand agriculture (dairy in<br />

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With Argentina and Uruguay New<br />

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Kaleidoscope of colourful capsicums<br />

• By Henri Ham<br />

SUMMER IS knocking on the<br />

door (well it should be), which<br />

means it’s now the perfect time<br />

to start planting capsicums in<br />

your garden.<br />

Capsicums, known in other<br />

countries as sweet bell peppers,<br />

are surprisingly easy to grow.<br />

Their main need is for a warm<br />

sunny environment. Once<br />

you’ve ticked off that, they’re<br />

really plant-and-forget veges –<br />

requiring little maintenance.<br />

But what I really love about<br />

capsicums is the way they<br />

change their colour as they<br />

ripen – showing off their<br />

kaleidoscope of colour.<br />

They all start out<br />

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to yellow, then<br />

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longer they’re on<br />

the plant, the<br />

sweeter they will<br />

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Another great<br />

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capsicums is that<br />

they cope well in<br />

confined spaces with<br />

little watering. This means<br />

they thrive well in a pot. Planting<br />

them in a pot also allows you to<br />

shift them around to maximise<br />

the sun, and also really show<br />

them off to your friends and<br />

curious neighbours.<br />

Green, yellow, orange, red and<br />

purple capsicum seedlings are all<br />

available now. And if you want<br />

a head start on your growing,<br />

there are also a toro (sweet red)<br />

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plant. The toro (sweet red) has<br />

a distinctive horn shape to it.<br />

It differs from the classic red<br />

capsicum by being thinner,<br />

sweeter and taking less time to<br />

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Capsicums like similar<br />

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Add mulch to help<br />

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Sunflowers bring out the inner child<br />

• By Henri Ham<br />

SUNFLOWERS ARE pure fun<br />

in the garden. They’re bright,<br />

cheery and bring out the inner<br />

child in us all.<br />

For me, they also release my<br />

competitive streak – where I<br />

can’t help but check out other<br />

people’s sunflowers and mentally<br />

compare them to ones I’m<br />

growing.<br />

After the erratic spring<br />

weather we’ve been having lately,<br />

<strong>December</strong> is the perfect time<br />

to start thinking about planting<br />

some sunflowers in your garden.<br />

Sunflowers come in all shapes<br />

and sizes. Varying in height<br />

(from to 60cm to 3m tall),<br />

and flowering in colours from<br />

crimson to orange, yellow and<br />

even stripes. Most sunflowers<br />

each produce a single flower<br />

head, although some branching<br />

varieties grow multiples. And<br />

the largest heads can grow up to<br />

50cm wide.<br />

Sunflowers are heliotropic,<br />

meaning they turn their heads<br />

throughout the day to gain maximum<br />

sun rays on their faces.<br />

So factor this in when you’re<br />

working out where to plant them<br />

in the garden. If you place them<br />

on the western border to your<br />

house, they’ll be facing away<br />

from you in the afternoon sun.<br />

When it comes to growing<br />

sunflowers, they are pretty easy.<br />

They require a sheltered, welldrained,<br />

but only moderately,<br />

fertile soil. However, it’s key that<br />

they’re planted in a super sunny<br />

spot that gets at least six to eight<br />

hours of daily sun.<br />

Try a classic, bright yellow<br />

flowering, single stem sunflower<br />

– the Russian giant. It definitely<br />

lives up to its name and can<br />

reach up to 3m high.<br />

I personally love the group impact<br />

they can make when grown<br />

in a bunch together or along a<br />

fence line.<br />

Dig holes around 3cm deep<br />

and plant your seedlings approximately<br />

30cm apart. Sunflowers<br />

can really suck the nutrients and<br />

water out of the ground around<br />

VIVID: Sunflowers can reach up to 3m<br />

high, like this Russian giant.<br />

them, so make sure any nearby<br />

annuals are around 30cm away<br />

from the sunflower stem.<br />

Now is also the time to stake<br />

them to ensure they don’t topple<br />

over later on. You’ll be amazed at<br />

how quickly they can shoot up,<br />

so its important to stake early<br />

before you risk damaging the<br />

root systems.<br />

Water your sunflowers in<br />

the morning to avoid root rot<br />

overnight. Once established they<br />

don’t really need any fertiliser,<br />

but adding some every few<br />

weeks is a good idea if you’re entering<br />

them in a tallest sunflower<br />

competition or just really want<br />

to show off.<br />

You can also grow sunflowers<br />

in pots. I recommend at least a<br />

30-litre pot, as you don’t want<br />

the sunflower to get top heavy<br />

and topple over. Again, stake it<br />

right from when you plant the<br />

seedling so you keep the root<br />

systems intact. Having them near<br />

a fence or wall where you can<br />

secure them to something else<br />

is also recommended to ensure<br />

their stems don’t break under<br />

their own weight.<br />

In two to three months your<br />

sunflowers should have risen and<br />

be shining proud in your garden.<br />

Later, when the heads begin<br />

to droop you can harvest their<br />

heads for seeds.<br />

Once harvested, soak the seeds<br />

over night in a lightly salted<br />

water. Then slow roast them<br />

for 40min at 150° deg C. Once<br />

cooled, store in an airtight jar<br />

in the fridge for two months or<br />

freezer for up to a year. Enjoy<br />

them added to salads or savoury<br />

baking for many months to<br />

come. Delicious.<br />

BRING oN<br />

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Contrary to what we have had weather-wise of late, Summer is here so we need to<br />

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Much the same as when watering your lawn, your<br />

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Equinox boosts Holden’s SUV range<br />

• By Ross Kiddie<br />

HOLDEN HAS gone big with its<br />

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array of models to choose from,<br />

they go from small to large –<br />

Trax to the new Acadia.<br />

While Acadia is the SUV of the<br />

moment, there’s another relatively<br />

new wagon in Holden’s book –<br />

the Equinox – a Mexican-sourced<br />

mid-size car which impresses<br />

more and more each time I’m in<br />

it.<br />

The Equinox lands here in a<br />

wide variety of models, it is a<br />

complete range starting from<br />

$35,990 and ending at $59,990, all<br />

with four-cylinder engines, and<br />

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form the power plant is far<br />

from disgraced; it is a real honey<br />

and would probably be my choice<br />

if I was an Equinox buyer.<br />

However, this evaluation<br />

focuses on the range-topping<br />

2-litre LTZ-V petrol, which lists<br />

at $56,990 and is fully loaded<br />

with specification. It gets all the<br />

traditional SUV kit, but there are<br />

also many niceties that would<br />

please the South Island buyer –<br />

heated steering wheel and heated<br />

HOLDEN EQUINOX LTZ-V: Four-wheel-drive for gnarly<br />

off-road tracks.<br />

seats for the cold winters, dual<br />

sunroof, and cooling seats. Other<br />

major items include satellite<br />

navigation, cruise control, Bose<br />

premium audio, wireless mobile<br />

phone charging, hands-free<br />

tailgate and hill descent control.<br />

The latter works on four-wheeldrive,<br />

obviously, and while not<br />

all models have drive to all four<br />

wheels, the LTZ-V does, and it<br />

is usual SUV fare, not so much a<br />

device to tackle gnarly off-road<br />

stuff, but easily a mechanism so<br />

that cross-country tracks and<br />

trails can be conquered.<br />

On the media launch for the<br />

Equinox, Holden New Zealand<br />

incorporated an adventurous<br />

route out of New Plymouth,<br />

taking in Whangamomona<br />

through the Forgotten World<br />

Highway. The washboard<br />

roads were a real test for the<br />

suspension and driveline of<br />

the Equinox, but even those<br />

without four-wheel-drive coped<br />

admirably. The vehicle is capable<br />

and honest, it does well under<br />

testing conditions and does so<br />

without compromise. Occupant<br />

comfort is high, and the driveline<br />

mechanicals are well suited to<br />

tough conditions.<br />

Holden rates the 2-litre model<br />

with 188kW and 353Nm; for<br />

interest’s sake, the 1.5 gets 127kW<br />

and 275Nm, reinforcing my<br />

comment earlier that it doesn’t<br />

miss out on much.<br />

Quite obviously, the 2-litre<br />

doesn’t work quite as hard, and<br />

• Price – Holden Equinox<br />

LTZ-V, $56,990<br />

• Dimensions – Length,<br />

4652mm; width, 1843mm;<br />

height, 1697mm<br />

• Configuration – Fourcylinder,<br />

four-wheel-drive,<br />

1998cc, 188kW, 353Nm,<br />

nine-speed,automatic.<br />

• Performance –<br />

0-100km/h, 8.8sec<br />

• Fuel usage – 8.4l/100km<br />

it has more than enough power,<br />

it competes in the mid-size SUV<br />

market admirably. Against the<br />

stopwatch it will easily make a<br />

standstill to 100km/h sprint in<br />

8.8sec.<br />

More importantly, it is an engine<br />

that is gentle with fuel use. Holden<br />

claims an 8.4-litre per 100km<br />

(34mpg) combined cycle average.<br />

That sits well with the 9.8l/100km<br />

(29mpg) figure showing on the<br />

fuel usage readout during my<br />

time with the test car. At 100km/h<br />

the instantaneous readout sits at<br />

6.6l/100km (42mpg).<br />

Drive is channelled through a<br />

nine-speed automatic gearbox,<br />

the benefit of so many gears is<br />

the smooth and fluid way in<br />

which transmission is delivered.<br />

It’s almost impossible to pick<br />

shifts and determine which gear<br />

is actually allocated.<br />

In all circumstances the<br />

Equinox feels feisty with<br />

wonderful engine response –<br />

that’s the beauty of having such<br />

forceful low down torque, the<br />

engine constantly feels eager.<br />

I took the test car west to<br />

Hororata, and while there aren’t<br />

many corners on the roads<br />

heading to that settlement, I<br />

felt the North Island experience<br />

provided more than ample<br />

opportunity to gauge the<br />

Equinox’s potential in the tight<br />

stuff and I can report it is a<br />

champion in terms of handling.<br />

Holden New Zealand, and I<br />

guess its partner in Australia, is<br />

on a fairly solid direction in terms<br />

of marketing and promotion. The<br />

product which is arriving in our<br />

market is markedly different to<br />

what we have traditionally come to<br />

expect from the company.<br />

However, that’s a good thing,<br />

and the cars that are gracing our<br />

showrooms are aimed to satisfy<br />

families and fleet buyers.<br />

The Equinox is a car which<br />

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opposition. I like it, and I’m<br />

particularly looking forward to<br />

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point, as well as getting behind<br />

the wheel of the Acadia on my<br />

home patch. They are both a<br />

breath of fresh air in the crowded<br />

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5pm each Wednesday<br />

Lakeland Exhibition<br />

Wednesday-Sunday, 10am-4pm<br />

A fascination with earth,<br />

water, fire and alchemy, from the<br />

ordinary to the extraordinary<br />

in the potters’ journey. Halswell<br />

Pottery Group’s exhibition will<br />

be at the Lakeland Art Gallery<br />

until Sunday.<br />

Lakeland Art Gallery, 80 High<br />

St, Leeston<br />

Teen Artspace<br />

Leeston – Wednesday,<br />

4-5.30pm, and Darfield –<br />

Tuesday, 4.30-6pm<br />

Teens can participate in art<br />

and craft activities and hang with<br />

friends in a creative atmosphere.<br />

They will learn how to use<br />

various art and craft materials.<br />

Suitable for secondary schoolaged<br />

students. Free. Drop-ins<br />

welcome.<br />

Leeston Library, 19 Messines St<br />

and Darfield, 1 South Tce<br />

No 38 (Wigram) Squadron<br />

Air Training Corps<br />

Wednesday, from 6.45pm<br />

The corps are recruiting now<br />

for next year. If you are<br />

interested in aviation, team<br />

work, leadership, bushcraft<br />

and are aged between 13 and<br />

15-years-old, go along and<br />

have a look at what they do.<br />

For further information, visit<br />

www.facebook.com/38SqnATC<br />

43 Corsair Drive, Wigram<br />

Christmas Storytime<br />

Thursday, 6-7pm<br />

Go along for a special evening<br />

Storytime for all the family.<br />

Celebrate Christmas with stories,<br />

songs and lots of fun. Sessions<br />

are aimed at two to seven-yearolds,<br />

but all ages are welcome.<br />

Bookings are essential at www.<br />

eventbrite.co.nz/e/christmasfamily-storytime-leeston-libraryregistration-52061076080<br />

Leeston Library, 19 Messines St<br />

BOOST Out<br />

Friday, 6-8.30pm<br />

Head down to Rolleston<br />

Reserve on Friday for an actionpacked<br />

evening including food<br />

trucks, a skate jam, graffiti art<br />

and live entertainment from<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong> youth bands. This free<br />

event is for the whole family.<br />

Rolleston Reserve, Rolleston<br />

Drive<br />

Lincoln High School’s A<br />

Christmas Carol<br />

Monday, 10am, 1pm, 6pm and<br />

7.30pm<br />

Get into the festive season and<br />

go and see A Christmas Carol by<br />

Lincoln High School on Monday.<br />

All profits from the four shows<br />

will be donated to KidsCan.<br />

FESTIVE: Go along to the Darfield, Leeston, Lincoln or Rolleston libraries on Saturday from<br />

2-3pm to create Christmas decorations for free. The Family Christmas Craft Workshops are<br />

being held in the libraries on three Saturdays throughout the month. Bookings are essential, get<br />

in quick as numbers are limited. To make a booking, visit https://www.selwynlibraries.co.nz/<br />

whats-on/eventsandprogrammes/family-christmas-craft-workshops<br />

David Holman’s interpretation of<br />

Charles Dickens’ novel includes<br />

all the well-loved characters with<br />

an emphasis on family-friendly<br />

entertainment. Tickets can<br />

be purchased online at www.<br />

trybooking.co.nz/nv for $5 each,<br />

or email smc@lincoln.school.nz<br />

for block bookings of 10 or more<br />

at a discounted rate of $4 per<br />

ticket.<br />

Lincoln High School hall, 25<br />

Boundary Rd<br />

Justice of the Peace Clinics<br />

Rolleston – Monday, noon-1pm,<br />

and Lincoln – Tuesday, 10am-1pm​<br />

A justice of the peace will<br />

be available to members of<br />

the community to witness<br />

signatures and documents,<br />

certify document copies, hear<br />

oaths, declarations, affidavits<br />

or affirmations as well as sign<br />

citizenship, sponsorship or rates<br />

rebates applications.<br />

Rolleston Library, 94 Rolleston<br />

Drive, and Lincoln Library, 22<br />

Gerald St<br />

Mahjong Beginners Group<br />

Tuesdays, 1-3pm<br />

Go along to play mahjong with<br />

the beginners group.<br />

Lincoln Library, 22 Gerald St<br />

Markets:<br />

West Melton Market:<br />

Saturday, 9am-noon. St Paul’s<br />

Church.<br />

Darfield Market: Saturday,<br />

9am-1pm, opposite Challenge<br />

Darfield, South Tce.<br />

Lincoln Farmers’ and Craft<br />

Market: Saturday, 10am-1pm,<br />

Gerald St.<br />

Running groups:<br />

Lincoln Road Runners:<br />

Tuesday registration from<br />

5.30pm starts at 6pm. 3km or<br />

6km events. Starts at Lincoln<br />

University. Gold coin donation.<br />

Malvern Road Runners:<br />

Tuesday registration begins<br />

at 5.45pm and the first of the<br />

6km runners leave at 6pm. 3km<br />

or 6km. Starts from Malvern<br />

Netball Centre.<br />

Ellesmere Road Runners:<br />

Wednesday registration from<br />

5.45pm starts at 6pm. 3km or<br />

6km walk or run. Starts from<br />

Leeston physiotherapy.<br />

Foster Park run: Saturday<br />

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ballet<br />

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Monday to Saturday<br />

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Fastier, co lapsed an died the wi ning best ba s player a the outstanding big band title a the •Turn to page 9<br />

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It was the firs time Mr Garth met in Auckland every two Mr Garth hopes t own a<br />

had competed in the cha lenge months for lengthy • wBy ekend Emily O’Co ne butcher l shop of his own someday<br />

but says for now he wi l fo-<br />

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Mr Garth, who<br />

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Ri carton<br />

said the<br />

Community<br />

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Board<br />

the 2020 cha lenge.<br />

New World Fe ry Rd butcher<br />

Jeremy Garth and his team, the with a g od result so we’re very pa sion for the job.<br />

going back to try and win the<br />

Pure South Sharp Blacks, re-<br />

ha py,” he said.<br />

“Doing a l thi<br />

Templeton.<br />

stuff and title,” he said.<br />

The preparation for this year’s<br />

Mayor Lia ne Dalziel<br />

U per<br />

told<br />

Ri<br />

the<br />

carton butcher Co-<br />

World Butchers’ Cha lenge was ideas, it just brings that flair<br />

Ireland.<br />

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from<br />

said.<br />

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South<br />

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Board chairman Mike Mora<br />

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• By Emily O’Co ne l<br />

every two months for lengthy Australian team.<br />

includes W olston butcher w ekend practices. Mr Winder “Those guys over there<br />

AN U PER Ri carton butcher Jeremy Garth, finished second said coming second against 1 [Australia] are on top of their<br />

has proven himself to be a cut in the competition.<br />

game, they do a g od job,” he<br />

above his Au sie rivals at an He said the cha lenge started result.<br />

said.<br />

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Elite Meats owner Corey seven years ago.<br />

was a huge achievement and to New Zealand has got some<br />

Winder was named in the a l The preparation for this be ahead of Australia is an of the best butchers in the<br />

year’s World Butchers’ Challenge<br />

was intense as the team said.<br />

Mr Winder has b en a butcher<br />

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Cha lenge in Northern Ireland.<br />

Mr Winder and his team, the members met in Auckland But Mr Winder admires the since the age of 19.<br />

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A NEW 60km/h sp ed limit and<br />

double ye low lines wi l be in<br />

place on Dyers Pa s Rd by early<br />

May.<br />

The sp ed limit change was<br />

a proved by the city counci last<br />

w ek.<br />

A decision to paint double yellow<br />

lines on the stretch betw en<br />

Summit Rd and the Sign of the<br />

Takahe was earlier made by the<br />

Spreydon-Cashmere Community<br />

Board.<br />

Bu the Banks Peninsula Community<br />

Boar decided against<br />

ye low lines on the Summit Rd-<br />

Governors Bay section due to the<br />

road’s na rowne s and general<br />

condition.<br />

The changes are designed to try<br />

and reduce the crash rate.<br />

Insta lation of the double<br />

ye low lines, the new sp ed limit<br />

signs and raised centre line pavement<br />

markers wi l begin in mid<br />

April.<br />

The work i scheduled to take<br />

place betw en April 15-18, 2-26,<br />

has b en given the gr en ligh to<br />

29 and May 2.<br />

o pose the pla ned qua ry near<br />

While the work is done, Dyers<br />

Pa s Rd wi l be closed to traffic<br />

m eting new people, s eing new<br />

from the Sign of the Takahe to<br />

board on Thursday<br />

rey<br />

it had<br />

Winder<br />

the okay<br />

was part of the Pure Governors Bay betw en 7pm and<br />

6.30am.<br />

submi sion if Fulton Hogan a plies<br />

for a resource consen to create a<br />

told Western News the submi sion<br />

would likely o pose Fulton Honity<br />

board] don’t believe qua ries<br />

areas,” he said.<br />

Mr Mora said he wasn’t sure if<br />

the city council would endorse the<br />

board’ submi sion.<br />

“I’d like to think so because the<br />

city council has had their eyes<br />

open as we l ove recent years over<br />

the crysta line silica risk,” he said.<br />

Mr Mora said the community<br />

board wi l be “representing and<br />

advocating” for the Templeton<br />

community.<br />

The successful applicant will need to have a full New Zealand driver<br />

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• New build<br />

• 5 double bedrooms<br />

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• Double internal access garage<br />

OPEN HOME<br />

Viewing: Sun 12.45 - 1.15pm<br />

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• Two garden sheds<br />

• Excellent location close to all amenities<br />

OPEN HOME<br />

Viewing: Sun 1.30 - 2.00pm<br />

Price: Neg Over $489,000<br />

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0469<br />

Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576<br />

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NEW LISTINg<br />

ROLLESTON - 5 New Creek Mews<br />

OUTSTANDING QUALITY IN A PRIME LOCATION<br />

• Built in 2016 by Today Homes<br />

• 2 spacious separate living areas<br />

• 4 double bedrooms<br />

• Master with ensuite and WIR<br />

• Large standalone wood burner<br />

• Heat pump and HRV<br />

• Modern kitchen with walk in pantry<br />

• North facing living areas<br />

• Extra high ceilings<br />

• Large decked area for entertaining<br />

• Internal access garage with drive through<br />

• Established, private and secure section<br />

ROLLESTON - 87 Strauss Drive<br />

DESIRABLE<br />

• Perfect starter package<br />

• Near new family home<br />

• Stunning designer kitchen<br />

• Large open plan living area<br />

• Separate lounge<br />

• Three good sized bedrooms<br />

• Master with WIR & ensuite<br />

• Purpose built deck for alfresco dining<br />

• Generous fully fenced easy care 630m2 section<br />

• Located in Devon Park subdivision and built<br />

amongst quality homes<br />

• Fully completed and ready for you to just<br />

move on in<br />

DARFIELD - 4 Reeds Road<br />

PICTURE PERFECT<br />

• 5 year old 204m2 low maintenance brick home<br />

• Large 1265m2 easy care section<br />

• Open plan kitchen/dining /family room<br />

• Separate living area<br />

• Alfresco dining area with archgola<br />

• Balance of the Masterbuild Warranty<br />

• Double Garaging with internal access<br />

• Handy to all amenities<br />

• Must be the best views in the region<br />

• Rural neighbours<br />

• RV $560,000<br />

SHEFFIELD - 35 Vogel Street<br />

QUALITY SECTION WITH SERVICES<br />

• 811m 2 section with small lock up shed<br />

• A true rural position with farm land wrapped<br />

around the boundaries<br />

• 3 phase power onto the section<br />

• Town water<br />

• Auto building rights<br />

• A great opportunity to secure a section in a<br />

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• Don’t delay, it’s a no brainer!<br />

OPEN HOME<br />

Viewing: Sun 12.45 – 1.15pm<br />

Price: Neg Over $635,000<br />

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0464<br />

Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576<br />

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OPEN HOME<br />

Viewing: Sun 12.30 – 1.00pm<br />

Price: Neg Over $509,000<br />

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0456<br />

Cameron McRae Mb 027 769 6696<br />

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OPEN HOME<br />

Viewing: Sun 2.00 – 2.30pm<br />

Price: $575,000<br />

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0471<br />

Paul Robinson Mb 021 277 2690<br />

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Chris Flanagan 027 433 4657<br />

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NEW LISTINg<br />

NEW LISTINg<br />

Price: $145,000<br />

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0470<br />

ROLLESTON - 62 Branthwaite Drive<br />

SMART BUYING ON BRANTHWAITE<br />

• Brand new property—soon to be finished<br />

• Modern kitchen with premium benchtops,<br />

induction hob and ample storage<br />

• Interactive dining and living area<br />

• Separate living area<br />

• Four bedrooms are generous in size<br />

• Master offering stylish ensuite and walk in robe<br />

• Double glazing and heat pump (yet to be<br />

installed)<br />

• Clearview primary school zone<br />

DARFIELD - 15 Piako Drive<br />

GARDEN OF EDEN<br />

• Wonderfully appointed permanent material<br />

quality built 230m 2 home<br />

• 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom, country living at its best<br />

• Open plan kitchen and dining<br />

• 2 large living areas<br />

• Log fire and heat pump for warmth and comfort<br />

• Double garaging with internal access<br />

• Low maintenance gardens to be envied by<br />

anyone<br />

KIRWEE - 4 Thomas Street<br />

EXECUTIVE STYLE IN KIRWEE<br />

• Stunning 320m 2 executive style home<br />

• 4 double bedrooms plus separate office<br />

• Recently refurbished elegant kitchen and<br />

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• Open plan kitchen/dining with separate<br />

lounge<br />

• Highly appointed low maintenance and<br />

fully fenced<br />

• Separate workshop<br />

• Hugely popular central Kirwee location<br />

LEESTON - 39 Market Street<br />

GENUINE HOME IN A GREAT LOCATION<br />

• Immaculate beautifully maintained property<br />

• Very warm & inviting easy care home<br />

• Three large bedrooms<br />

• Large living including separate lounge<br />

• Adjoining kitchen<br />

• Renovated bathroom<br />

• Large north facing deck<br />

• Separate laundry and toilet<br />

• Heated by log burner and heat transfer system<br />

• Private 1230m 2 section with established lawns,<br />

gardens & shelter<br />

• Close to Leeston’s excellent schooling and<br />

many facilities<br />

OPEN HOME<br />

Viewing: Sun 12.45 – 1.15pm<br />

Price: Neg Over $559,000<br />

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0459<br />

Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576<br />

Jo Barrett Mb 021 859 006<br />

OPEN HOME<br />

Viewing: Sun 12.00 – 12.30pm<br />

Price: Neg Over $749,000<br />

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0466<br />

Paul Robinson 021 277 2690<br />

Emily Newcombe 021 645 695<br />

NEW LISTINg<br />

OPEN HOME<br />

Viewing: Sun 1.00 – 1.30pm<br />

Price: Neg Over $649,000<br />

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0451<br />

Paul Robinson Mb 021 277 2690<br />

paul@marealestate.co.nz<br />

OPEN HOME<br />

Viewing: Sun 1.45 – 2.15pm<br />

Price: Neg Over $415,000<br />

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0457<br />

Cameron McRae Mb 027 769 6696<br />

cameron@marealestate.co.nz<br />

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

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027 433 4657<br />

Andrew Taylor<br />

027 435 5930<br />

Jackie Derrick<br />

027 636 3576<br />

Jo Barrett<br />

021 859 006<br />

Brendan Roxburgh<br />

027 571 3983<br />

Stephan Knowler<br />

027 229 9522<br />

Cameron McRae<br />

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Paul Robinson<br />

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5<br />

Seven things you should ask a<br />

lawyer when buying a house<br />

Most people know that it’s a good idea<br />

to seek advice from a lawyer when buying<br />

a property. If you’re signing a binding legal<br />

document that involves the biggest financial<br />

transaction you’ll probably ever make, it<br />

makes sense to engage an expert to help.<br />

However, a lawyer or conveyancer isn’t<br />

just there to dot the i’s and cross the t’s<br />

on the contract. You should see them as a<br />

valuable source of support throughout the<br />

property buying process, not just someone<br />

to push the paperwork through at the last<br />

minute. Things can move fast in property<br />

transactions so it’s smart to start talking to a<br />

lawyer as soon as you start looking through<br />

‘for sale’ ads. Here’s what to ask them in the<br />

first instance:<br />

1. Are you a conveyancing<br />

specialist? It might seem obvious, but<br />

you really do want a lawyer that specialises<br />

in property transactions and knows the insand-outs<br />

of what you’re wanting to do. You<br />

may already have a great family lawyer, but<br />

if this isn’t an area they specialise in, then<br />

look elsewhere – you could even ask them<br />

for a recommendation.<br />

2. How much do you charge?<br />

Different lawyers and conveyancers have<br />

different fee structures, and pricing can<br />

vary dramatically, so it pays to have a clear<br />

understanding of what they will charge you<br />

from the get-go, and when it will be due.<br />

3. What clauses should I add?<br />

Your sale and purchase agreement can<br />

include clauses, such as a finance clause that<br />

means the offer is subject to you getting loan<br />

pre-approval from your bank. Talk to your<br />

lawyer about your individual circumstances<br />

and what clauses should be included in your<br />

contract, to best protect yourself. Talking<br />

about this early on will save you time when<br />

it comes to making an offer and the real<br />

estate agent or salesperson asks what clauses<br />

you’d like in the agreement.<br />

4. Can you explain the LIM to<br />

me? A LIM is a council file that includes<br />

all the information held about a particular<br />

property. These files can be chunky, complex<br />

and full of very detailed information about<br />

resource consents, zoning information,<br />

natural features that affect a property (like<br />

flooding) and more. Ask your lawyer or<br />

conveyancer to look over these documents<br />

and explain them to you, so you fully<br />

understand all aspects of the information.<br />

Your lawyer will know what to watch out for<br />

when reading through the documents and<br />

is the best person to spot any red flags for<br />

you.<br />

5. What do I need to know about<br />

a unit title property? If you are buying a<br />

unit title property, the seller must provide<br />

you with certain sets of information. Talk to<br />

your lawyer about the information you are<br />

entitled to and ask their advice on whether<br />

you should seek any further information.<br />

6. Will you check my sale and<br />

purchase agreement before I sign it?<br />

Don’t sign anything before your lawyer or<br />

conveyancer has read over it. Remember,<br />

a sale and purchase agreement is a legally<br />

binding document and there’s no going<br />

back once you have signed on the dotted<br />

line. Buying a home is a big financial<br />

decision, so it’s well worth taking the time<br />

to ensure you’ve done your due diligence<br />

and received the advice you need.<br />

7. What will happen on<br />

settlement day? Settlement day is when<br />

the property transfer goes ahead, and<br />

the house becomes yours. This day is the<br />

culmination of a lot of hard work and stress,<br />

but before you pop the champagne, several<br />

things need to happen in sequence between<br />

your lawyer, the seller’s lawyer, and your<br />

bank or lender. This can take time, so it’s a<br />

good idea not to be sitting outside the home<br />

at 9am with a moving truck. You can find a<br />

helpful settlement checklist on settled.govt.<br />

nz, the independent government website<br />

for buyers and sellers.<br />

If you’re not sure where to find a<br />

lawyer, you can ask family or friends for<br />

recommendations or check out www.<br />

propertylawyers.org.nz (part of the New<br />

Zealand Law Society) to find one in your<br />

area.<br />

For independent guidance and<br />

information on buying or selling, check<br />

out settled.govt.nz.


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

As good as new, spacious family home!<br />

Family treasure trove!<br />

OPEN HOME<br />

WEB ID LEU65243<br />

LEESTON<br />

31 Chervier Street<br />

Located in a highly sought after location in Leeston, this<br />

210sqm (approximately) home is going to tick the boxes<br />

for a family wanting lots of space without the large price<br />

tag.<br />

The sunny and warm home boasts a large living room<br />

with great outdoor flow to the sheltered and sunny<br />

patio area. The kitchen is light and bright and features a<br />

large centre island, which is a great space for bakers or<br />

as an additional seating or entertaining area. For those<br />

looking to spread out, in the hallway, a fantastic space<br />

which can be used as a kids retreat or rumpus area.<br />

Classic Kiwi quarter acre!<br />

VIEW Sunday 9 Dec 1.30 - 2.00pm<br />

Angela Hunt<br />

Mobile 021 548 777<br />

angela.hunt@pb.co.nz<br />

BUYERS $495,000+<br />

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WEB ID LEU64770<br />

LEESTON<br />

6 Friars Lane<br />

Rare Opportunity to Market! Builder`s own home with<br />

three dwellings on 5019m2, with plenty of options for<br />

live-stock and the hens. Main house (261m2) plus<br />

separate garage/gym/teenager hangout as well as a<br />

secondary dwelling (80m2) for assisted care of siblings<br />

or elderly parents who may wish to combine assets to<br />

live together on one site but can maintain their own lives<br />

and can pop in to see the Family. This property has so<br />

much to offer and is located in a quiet, modern<br />

cul-de-sac within the Leeston Township and is handy to<br />

the local schools, shops and businesses.<br />

7.86 ha lifestyle starts here!<br />

DEADLINE SALE<br />

View By Appointment<br />

DEADLINE SALE closes Friday 1st March, 2019 at 4.00pm,<br />

(unless sold prior)<br />

Penny Dadson-Clausen<br />

Mobile 027 895 5943<br />

Office 03 929 0306<br />

pennyd@pb.co.nz<br />

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NEW LISTING<br />

WEB ID ROU64969<br />

ROLLESTON<br />

17 Coleridge Street<br />

This home offers so much with its light and bright<br />

kitchen featuring polished floorboards, adjoining dining<br />

area and a living area which opens out to a large<br />

covered outdoor area via double opening doors. Outside<br />

there is plenty of off street parking, a full double garage,<br />

double gates to access the back yard which is fully<br />

fenced and secure for kids and family pets. This home<br />

truly is a fantastic starter property, possible<br />

development/land bank opportunity, or just the good<br />

old Kiwi classic on a quarter acre.<br />

View By Appointment<br />

Angela Hunt<br />

Mobile 021 548 777<br />

angela.hunt@pb.co.nz<br />

BUYERS $439,000+<br />

3<br />

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WEB ID ROU64684<br />

PRICES VALLEY<br />

2890 Christchurch Akaroa Road<br />

Raise your family with the lifestyle you always dreamed<br />

of: wide open paddocks, friendly chooks, pony rides,<br />

character building farm chores and making huts. Enjoy<br />

the warmer months outdoors in the beautiful gardens,<br />

firing up the BBQ; stay snug in the winter with the wood<br />

burner on wetback and large conservatory trapping the<br />

daytime warmth. A perfectly placed spa pool on the<br />

deck lets you marvel at the night sky all year round. Not<br />

many lifestyle properties are set up to be so diverse in<br />

their offering and remain an affordable option. Sit back<br />

and enjoy the view!<br />

VIEW Sunday 9 Dec 11.30 - 12.00pm<br />

Sarah Yeates<br />

Mobile 027 447 2719<br />

Office 03 929 0306<br />

sarahy@pb.co.nz<br />

Michael Robb<br />

Mobile 027 436 7106<br />

Office 03 929 0306<br />

michael.robb@pb.co.nz<br />

BY NEGOTIATION<br />

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35 Thames Drive, Rolleston<br />

REAL ESTATE SPECIALISTS<br />

1/212 Jowers Road, West Melton Embrace the Lifestyle!<br />

BY NEGOTIATION<br />

Framed by established hedging and set within a 3.6ha<br />

lifestyle block that’s only 25 minutes from the central<br />

city, this four-bedroom home offers a wonderful<br />

example of classic yet convenient country living. The<br />

sprawling 240m2 floor plan is showered in natural<br />

light whilst the property also features a three bay barn<br />

and is perfectly set up for a range of livestock being<br />

fenced into nine paddocks with a 36-metre bore.<br />

Enjoyed by the vendor for over two decades, the time<br />

has arrived for another family to enjoy the superb<br />

lifestyle that this property offers.<br />

Contact Mike for more information.<br />

ENQUIRIES OVER $729,000<br />

Quality, Style & Dual Living!<br />

Looking to accommodate the whole family? Look no further as this lovely near new home will tick all the boxes &<br />

then some! Showcasing modern design, this home features a choice of three living areas, one of which is part of a<br />

self-contained wing which is perfect for accommodating guests or extended family members.<br />

The elegant kitchen is equipped with engineered stone benchtops, stainless steel appliances &a walk-in pantry while<br />

sliding doors off the open plan living extend out onto the deck.<br />

A second living area makes an ideal media room or formal lounge. Highly effective &efficient climate control ensures<br />

year-round comfort & includes a heat pump, a log burner with wetback, a ventilation system &a heat transfer system.<br />

You need to view this beautiful home to truly appreciate all that is on offer. Contact Mike today for viewing times.<br />

8 William Street, Prebbleton<br />

OFFERS OVER $480,000<br />

Park Yourself in Prebbleton<br />

Arranged for effortless and expansive living, and<br />

presenting the opportunity for enhancement,<br />

this three-bedroom property will be an appealing<br />

option to those in search of an alluring investment<br />

opportunity. Offering instant income this tenanted<br />

property has a fixed term lease in place which expires<br />

in October 2019.<br />

Astute purchasers will recognise this as an<br />

opportunity to add to their portfolio and potentially<br />

increase the value of their investment.<br />

Contact Mike to view by appointment.<br />

Mike Goatley<br />

027 249 5561<br />

Stephen Ferguson<br />

021 224 2000<br />

Trevor McIvor<br />

027 444 2814<br />

Fraser Mackintosh<br />

027 286 8161<br />

Elyse Campbell<br />

021 187 6217<br />

Deepak Gangar<br />

021 227 9563<br />

Nicola Curtis<br />

Administrator<br />

Julz Sibbe<br />

Administrator<br />

68 Rolleston Drive, Rolleston<br />

0800 645 346<br />

www.oneagencyres.co.nz<br />

Real Estate Specialists Ltd Licenced REAA (2008)<br />

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

LARGE VERSATILE LIFESTYLE<br />

236 sqm home + garaging galore<br />

WEB ID DFL64991<br />

DARFIELD<br />

567 Creyke Road<br />

Designed by Roger Buck and Associates and built by<br />

Gregg Builders Ltd, unrivalled in style and without peer<br />

in appointment, this bespoke multi-dwelling property is<br />

uniquely configured for dual family/cross-generational<br />

living or B&B on a luxury lifestyle holding.<br />

Situated on 5.96ha and divided into 6 areas, the main<br />

dwelling consists of 480sqm and the second dwelling of<br />

56m2. Contact Amy Jones or Matt Collier for further<br />

details.<br />

View By Appointment<br />

Amy Jones<br />

Mobile 021 077 9945<br />

amy.jones@pb.co.nz<br />

Matt Collier<br />

Mobile 027 2<strong>05</strong> 6626<br />

mattc@pb.co.nz<br />

BY NEGOTIATION<br />

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WEB ID ROU64553<br />

ROLLESTON<br />

140 Lowes Road<br />

You'll find plenty of excuses to stay home when you<br />

move in here! The spacious kitchen features excellent<br />

bench space, gas hobs and island-breakfast bar. In the<br />

summer you will want to enjoy the summer breeze as<br />

you spend time relaxing on your wrap-around patio or<br />

pottering around your beautiful gardens. Harness the<br />

suns energy with the solar panels. We have no doubt<br />

you'll make good use of the 3 car garage with the<br />

handy mechanics pit and 3 phase power.<br />

View By Appointment<br />

Sarah Yeates<br />

Mobile 027 447 2719<br />

Office 03 929 0306<br />

sarahy@pb.co.nz<br />

BUYERS $569,000+<br />

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Due to continued success as <strong>Selwyn</strong>’s leading<br />

Real Estate team, we need more homes<br />

to satisfy these genuine waiting buyers.<br />

Please, if you can help, call us today<br />

West Melton/Weedons<br />

4 hectares bare land<br />

Suitable for building<br />

Prefer Weedons School zone<br />

Price up to $480,000<br />

Contact<br />

Frank Dowle 027 528 0480<br />

frank.dowle@raywhite.com<br />

Lincoln<br />

3-4 bedrooms<br />

Established home<br />

Great off-street parking<br />

Price $550,000 - $650,000<br />

Contact<br />

Melanie Elliott 027 635 2643<br />

melanie.elliott@raywhite.com<br />

Prebbleton<br />

3 bedroom sunny home<br />

Stone benchtops, walk-in pantry<br />

Section 600m2 or bigger<br />

Price up to high $600,000’s<br />

Contact<br />

Tanya Marillier 027 383 3844<br />

tanya.marillier@raywhite.com<br />

Rolleston<br />

3 bedrooms<br />

Section 500m2<br />

Price $450,000 -$475,000<br />

Contact<br />

‘Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733<br />

brendan.shefford@raywhite.com<br />

Rolleston<br />

3-4 bedrooms<br />

Tidy post earthquake home<br />

Section 600m2 or bigger<br />

Price up to $560,000<br />

Contact<br />

Emma Langton-George 027 555 <strong>05</strong>68<br />

emma.langton-george@raywhite.com<br />

Rolleston<br />

3-4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms<br />

2 living spaces, walk-in pantry<br />

Off-street parking for a caravan<br />

Section around 600m2<br />

Contact<br />

Trina Rea 027 424 6901<br />

trina.rea@raywhite.com<br />

Lincoln/Tai Tapu/Halswell<br />

3+ bedrooms, 2 car garaging<br />

Less than 5 years old, nice garden<br />

Section 550m2 - 700m2<br />

Price up to $600,000<br />

Contact<br />

Helen Lee 027 503 9219<br />

helen.lee@raywhite.com<br />

Lincoln<br />

3 bedrooms<br />

Post earthquake home<br />

Section 600m2 or bigger<br />

Price high $500,000’s<br />

Contact<br />

Zelda Potgieter 022 311 6931<br />

zelda.potgieter@raywhite.com<br />

Lincoln<br />

2+ bedrooms<br />

New home preferred<br />

Low maintenance<br />

Price up to $600,000<br />

Contact<br />

Helen Lee 027 503 9219<br />

helen.lee@raywhite.com<br />

Central Rolleston<br />

3 bedrooms, 170m2+ house<br />

Good size garaging<br />

and/or off street parking<br />

Price low to mid $500,000’s<br />

Contact<br />

Leisa Webster 027 722 5537<br />

leisa.webster@raywhite.com<br />

Rolleston<br />

Clearview School zone<br />

4 bedrooms, sep. laundry<br />

butlers pantry, fire<br />

Price $600,000 - $650,000<br />

Contact<br />

Leisa Webster 027 722 5537<br />

leisa.webster@raywhite.com<br />

Dunsandel<br />

3 bedrooms<br />

Section 800m2 - 1200m2<br />

Price $350,000 - $450,000<br />

Contact<br />

‘Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733<br />

brendan.shefford@raywhite.com<br />

Rolleston<br />

3-4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms<br />

Ambrosse Estate area<br />

Price up to $550,000<br />

Contact<br />

Leisa Webster 027 722 5537<br />

leisa.webster@raywhite.com<br />

West Melton/Weedons<br />

4-5 bedroom lifestyle property<br />

Land size 2-5 hectares<br />

Price $750,000 - $1,000,000<br />

Contact<br />

Frank Dowle 027 528 0480<br />

frank.dowle@raywhite.com<br />

Lincoln/Springston<br />

2+ bedrooms, rural location<br />

Older character cottage<br />

Updated inside<br />

Price around $400,000<br />

Contact<br />

Helen Lee 027 503 9219<br />

helen.lee@raywhite.com<br />

Rolleston<br />

3-4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms<br />

2 living areas, walk-in pantry<br />

Section 650m2 or bigger<br />

Price up to $550,000<br />

Contact<br />

Amanda Cherry 027 340 6955<br />

amanda.cherry@raywhite.com<br />

Rolleston<br />

3 bedrooms, 1-2 bathrooms<br />

Section up to 600m2<br />

Price $420,000 - $480,000<br />

Contact<br />

Leisa Webster 027 722 5537<br />

leisa.webster@raywhite.com<br />

Lincoln<br />

5-6 bedrooms with ‘WOW’ factor<br />

Great location, 350m2 plus floor plan<br />

Section 1000m2 plus<br />

Price up to $1,000,000<br />

Contact<br />

Helen Lee 027 503 9219<br />

helen.lee@raywhite.com<br />

Rolleston<br />

4 bedrooms, 3 car garaging<br />

Off street parking for boat or caravan<br />

or additional garaging<br />

Price up to $800,000<br />

Contact<br />

Mandie Ashwell 027 552 4478<br />

mandie.ashwell@raywhite.com<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong><br />

3 bedroom lifestyle property<br />

Land 1- 5 acres<br />

Price $450,000 - $600,000<br />

Contact<br />

‘Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733<br />

brendan.shefford@raywhite.com<br />

Are you considering selling? Do you have a property that matches one of these descriptions?<br />

Contact us now for a no obligation appraisal<br />

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

Ph: 03 347 9988<br />

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


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Lifestyle of Enjoyment<br />

170 River Road, Lincoln/Tai Tapu<br />

5 2 2 300m 2 3.48ha (8.6 acres)<br />

Calling all Lincoln and Tai Tapu buyers to discover this restful rural seclusion!<br />

Unsurpassed for relaxed living with natural flow between indoor/outdoor<br />

areas, this exceptional 300m2 (approx) lifestyle property offers a modern living<br />

environment loaded with space, light and sun. Contemporary kitchen integrates<br />

with dining for casual family meals progressing into family room and formal<br />

lounge area, all separated by a feature double sided fire place. Bi-fold doors from<br />

both zones open to a generous entertaining patio where you can dine alfresco or<br />

just sit back and relax. There’s limitless space for kids to play all their favourite<br />

sports including a flexipave tennis court for the aspiring Roger Federer’s. Loads of<br />

room for everyone with five bedrooms including a spacious master with walk-in<br />

wardrobe and fully tiled ensuite with tandem shower. Set on 3.47ha (approx) the<br />

property offers established trees giving excellent shelter privacy and tranquility.<br />

Modern, well-presented and located conveniently between amenities at Lincoln<br />

and Tai Tapu, yet still an easy commute into the city. Its ready and waiting for the<br />

next lucky family. Will it be yours?<br />

nextsteprealty.co.nz/UCH22040<br />

Ray White Next Step Realty Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)<br />

For sale:<br />

To be sold by Deadline sale<br />

closing 2pm, 11th <strong>December</strong><br />

<strong>2018</strong> (unless sold prior)<br />

View:<br />

Saturday and Sunday,<br />

1.30-2.00pm or by<br />

appointment<br />

Mark Lambie<br />

0274 400 200<br />

Ray White Next Step<br />

Realty Limited<br />

Licensed (REAA 2008)


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Presenting your home for sale?<br />

The presentation of your home<br />

doesn’t mean spending thousands<br />

on an upgrade either! So why<br />

wouldn’t you want to do everything<br />

possible to make it appealing to<br />

prospective purchasers?<br />

Street appeal<br />

The exterior of your home is the first<br />

thing buyers will see, so the property<br />

needs to look well-kept and inviting. Take<br />

a look at your place from the street and<br />

see it through a buyer’s eyes. So, cut the<br />

lawns, trim trees, plants and hedges, add<br />

some garden lights and place a nice pot or<br />

plant by the front door. Ensure the house<br />

exterior is cleaned or freshened with new<br />

paint if necessary, hose down drives, paths<br />

and fences, put stylish new numbers on<br />

the house and perhaps buy a funky new<br />

letter box!<br />

Make an entrance<br />

Even if your entrance or hallway is<br />

small, you can still give it some wow! A<br />

large mirror adds light and makes an<br />

entrance look twice the size. Fresh flowers,<br />

candles or a stylish piece of art create an<br />

inviting first impression. Ensure floors are<br />

clean whether timber, tiles or carpet.<br />

Create space<br />

Light, air and space are three key<br />

factors in presenting a home to the<br />

best advantage. Open up curtains<br />

and windows and use lamps and light<br />

fittings for mood and ambience. Arrange<br />

furniture to maximise space and remove<br />

items that make the room appear<br />

cramped.<br />

Fresh feel<br />

Freshen rooms with new paint if<br />

necessary, but aim for neutral tones which<br />

are more versatile for buyers. Add a splash<br />

of colour in cushions, throws, artwork or<br />

a vase of flowers. Invest in a new duvet or<br />

bedspread and always make the bed!<br />

Clear out clutter<br />

Storage space sells but clutter<br />

complicates! Clean out your cupboards,<br />

shelves and garage, and get rid of<br />

unnecessary clutter. Buyers inspect<br />

wardrobes and cupboards so tidy them up<br />

and reduce the number of photos, books,<br />

nicknacks on display – they distract<br />

buyers, too!<br />

Beautify the bathroom<br />

Replace or resurface fittings if necessary,<br />

but otherwise you can simply beautify<br />

your bathroom with thorough and<br />

fastidious cleaning, thick opulent towels,<br />

a tray of beautiful soaps and some lush,<br />

green plants. Invest in a new shower<br />

curtain or laundry hamper, and maybe a<br />

sleek, modern towel rail.<br />

Clean clean clean<br />

Cleaning is a mandatory part of<br />

selling your home: have carpets, rugs<br />

and upholstery commercially cleaned<br />

and sanitised, clean drapes and blinds to<br />

look like new, polish glass and furniture,<br />

wash down all surfaces and fittings in<br />

the bathroom and kitchen, clean all light<br />

fittings, wash windows inside and out,<br />

deodorise your home to eliminate any<br />

odours from pets, cooking or smoke.<br />

Outdoor spaces<br />

Even a small patio, deck or terrace<br />

can be enhanced with a café table and<br />

chairs. Add some colourful accessories –<br />

placemats, candle lamps, pots and plants,<br />

and there you have an extra living area.<br />

If space is not limited, hang a hammock,<br />

string some outdoor lights, position a<br />

garden sculpture or create a water feature<br />

that buyers will love.<br />

Hire a handyman<br />

Squeaking doors, dripping taps, cracked<br />

tiles, broken fences, leaking toilets or<br />

appliances that don’t work are a turn-off<br />

for buyers. If you can’t repair or replace<br />

things yourself, then hire a handyman to<br />

make sure everything in your home works<br />

as it should.<br />

Finish it first<br />

Buyers want to see a finished home,<br />

not one that’s still being fixed! So finish<br />

everything before you list your home<br />

for sale, then launch it onto the market<br />

when it looks its absolute best – you have<br />

nothing to lose and everything to gain!


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Hororata 114 Derretts Road<br />

'Bridge Farm'<br />

Location, established trees, healthy soils and a large, modern residence are a taste of the numerous attributes that<br />

underpin the value of this picturesque 71ha small farm. The five-bedroom home, built in 2015, fits perfectly with the<br />

established grounds and sweeping lawns, creating a park-like environment, which includes a heated in-ground<br />

swimming pool. A large sunny deck provides a wonderful outdoor living area to enjoy the surrounding gardens. The<br />

property is well-subdivided with good lane access and a wetland area with a large duck pond and mai mai. An easycare,<br />

low-cost farm with healthy soils that hold on well in summer. A full complement of farm buildings completes<br />

this attractive package. Bridge Farm’s central location provides an easy commute to Christchurch, is handy to<br />

schools and amenities and nearby skifields, lakes and rivers, making this a wonderful place to raise a family.<br />

bayleys.co.nz/558834<br />

5 2 2<br />

Deadline Sale (unless sold prior)<br />

4pm, Thu 13 Dec <strong>2018</strong><br />

3 Deans Ave, Chch<br />

View by appointment<br />

Ben Turner 027 530 1400<br />

ben.turner@bayleys.co.nz<br />

Mike Adamson 027 221 1909<br />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008<br />

NEW LISTING<br />

Darfield 526 Auchenflower Road<br />

Lincoln 100 Tauhinu Ave<br />

The complete package<br />

4 2 1<br />

Intelligent and ready now<br />

4 2 2 2<br />

In a great location within an easy commute of<br />

Christchurch and close to local amenities, this well-setup<br />

33ha property makes an ideal large lifestyle or an<br />

easy retirement block. An attractive four-bedroom,<br />

two-bathroom home is set in established grounds,<br />

with mature trees providing great shelter. The home is<br />

warm and welcoming and features rimu timber<br />

ceilings, New Zealand oak flooring and a schist<br />

fireplace. The farm has excellent lane access and a<br />

very good woolshed and yards and implement sheds.<br />

This package provides plenty of options.<br />

bayleys.co.nz/558831<br />

Deadline Sale (unless sold prior)<br />

4pm, Thu 13 Dec <strong>2018</strong><br />

3 Deans Ave, Chch<br />

View by appointment<br />

Ben Turner 027 530 1400<br />

ben.turner@bayleys.co.nz<br />

Craig Blackburn 027 489 7225<br />

Mike Adamson 027 221 1909<br />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED REAA 2008<br />

Like a beautifully wrapped Christmas gift, you just<br />

can’t wait to discover what’s inside this 218m 2<br />

(approximately) four-bedroom home. The kitchen is<br />

big on space, storage and practicality and is complete<br />

with a scullery and laundry which has been cleverly<br />

positioned. The open-plan design of the kitchen,<br />

dining and living room works in harmony with the<br />

adjoining yet fully separate second lounge. Two heat<br />

pumps, smart lighting and a double garage complete<br />

the picture. This highly specified home is the perfect<br />

package, all wrapped up on a 713m 2 (approximately)<br />

parcel of land its ready for you to move into now!<br />

bayleys.co.nz/558848<br />

For Sale offers invited over $680,000<br />

View Sun 3-3.30pm<br />

Urszula Bedggood 027 338 7889<br />

urszula.bedggood@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED REAA 2008<br />

bayleys.co.nz


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NEW LISTING<br />

Motukarara 1926 Christchurch Akaroa Road<br />

Prebbleton 3 Guilder Drive<br />

Rural retreat within city reach<br />

4 2 1<br />

Outstanding family residence<br />

4 2 2 2<br />

Our vendors are definitely on the move. Just 15-20<br />

minutes from the city fringe, this 26.03 hectare<br />

property will be highly appealing to lifestyler's<br />

upsizing or farmers downsizing. There is an<br />

opportunity to add further value. Warm and sunny<br />

family home set within established grounds. Excellent<br />

shelter and a multipurpose shed. Right on the<br />

doorstep of Banks Peninsula. Adjacent to the property<br />

and adding further appeal, is the cycle and walkway,<br />

the Little River Rail Trail. This is certainly a property<br />

destined to be enjoyed by those with a love of the<br />

outdoors.<br />

bayleys.co.nz/558897<br />

Price by Negotiation<br />

Phone for viewing times<br />

Chris Jones 027 220 5043<br />

chris.jones@bayleys.co.nz<br />

Sam Sidey 027 346 3500<br />

sam.sidey@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED REAA 2008<br />

This 217m 2 home features a, well-appointed kitchen<br />

with central island bench overlooking the first of two<br />

interconnecting living areas which open to a sun<br />

drenched patio and the garden beyond. There are four<br />

double bedrooms, the master with spacious ensuite<br />

and walk-in-robe. Separate laundry, excellent storage<br />

and a spacious double garage with internal-access<br />

complete the home. This stunning property, built in<br />

2016, is surrounded by quality homes and represents a<br />

wonderful opportunity to secure your future in this<br />

popular and growing community on the city fringe.<br />

bayleys.co.nz/558873<br />

For Sale offers invited over $700,000<br />

Richard Innes 027 522 9598<br />

richard.innes@bayleys.co.nz<br />

Jeremy Gould 027 436 1581<br />

jeremy.gould@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED REAA 2008<br />

NEW LISTING<br />

Boundary lines are indicative only<br />

Rolleston 76 Detroit Drive<br />

West Melton 964 Old West Coast Road<br />

Outstanding value<br />

Sheltered seclusion<br />

4 2 2 3<br />

• Significantly better value than other comparable<br />

industrial sites<br />

• No development contributions and low rates<br />

• 5,001m 2 of bare land<br />

Just 12 minutes from Christchurch's Hornby industrial<br />

area, 76 Detroit drive is located in Izone Business Park<br />

which is respected for its state-of-the-art<br />

infrastructure and location. Motivated vendor has<br />

changed tack and wants property sold.<br />

Contact sole agent.<br />

bayleys.co.nz/558838<br />

For Sale $775,155 + GST (if any)<br />

View by appointment<br />

Stewart White 027 478 8944<br />

stewart.white@bayleys.co.nz<br />

Alex White 027 785 4211<br />

Alex.White@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED REAA 2008<br />

Bordered by established trees and conveniently<br />

accessed by a sealed driveway, this large family home<br />

enjoys absolute privacy yet is a few minutes’ drive<br />

from West Melton Village amenities. The versatile 4.<strong>05</strong><br />

hectares features paddocks, horse pens, a four-bay<br />

shed, numerous fruit trees and a hen house. The home<br />

benefits from lots of space and is brimming with<br />

distinctive charm. Patios and a pergola offer more<br />

than enough space for summer BBQ’s or a place to<br />

simply relax. Secure this sheltered rural hideaway by<br />

Christmas!<br />

Price by Negotiation<br />

View Sun 12-12.30pm<br />

Chris Jones 027 220 5043<br />

chris.jones@bayleys.co.nz<br />

Sam Sidey 027 346 3500<br />

sam.sidey@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED REAA 2008<br />

bayleys.co.nz/559018<br />

bayleys.co.nz


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Buying a lifestyle block<br />

City life getting you down? Dreaming of<br />

living in the country, where you ‘commute’<br />

from the breakfast table to a barn or your<br />

home office? It might look like an easy life but<br />

buying a lifestyle property can be a complex<br />

business.<br />

While living in the country has much<br />

to recommend it, you need to do more<br />

preparation for buying a place there than<br />

buying a pair of gumboots and comparing<br />

the merits of ride-on mowers.<br />

“We recommend comprehensive due<br />

diligence when buying any kind of property,<br />

but rural ones come with a whole extra set of<br />

things to think about compared to buying a<br />

straightforward stand-alone home in town,”<br />

says Kevin Lampen-Smith, chief executive of<br />

the Real Estate Authority (REA).<br />

Lampen-Smith says that while it’s tempting<br />

to focus on the dream wish list for your<br />

bucolic bolt-hole, but you should also<br />

compile a list of issues to be aware of (and<br />

people who can help you learn about them).<br />

“If the property you like is being sold by a<br />

licensed real estate agent, remember that you<br />

can ask them anything you like about it,” he<br />

says.<br />

“Rural real estate agents have special skills<br />

in this area and they’ll be able to help you<br />

figure out what information you need to<br />

make a well-informed decision. It’s also a<br />

good idea to get your lawyer onboard early to<br />

check titles, consents and other information<br />

that you gather in the process.”<br />

It might feel like you’re getting away from<br />

it all when moving out of town, but rural<br />

developments can be subject to rules that<br />

restrict what you can do. Lampen-Smith<br />

recommends getting your lawyer to check if<br />

there are any covenants on the property that<br />

might have an impact on a future business<br />

you may run there, or any planned building<br />

projects. You don’t want to invest in an<br />

alpaca herd for your new dream property<br />

only to find that it’s not allowed to carry any<br />

livestock. Similarly, it would be tough to<br />

discover that your subdivision plans are not<br />

permitted by council rules.<br />

Be aware that there may be tax implications<br />

if you’re planning to use the property as a<br />

business, Lampen-Smith says.<br />

“In general, if it is currently being used for<br />

a business that is tax-registered – whether<br />

that’s selling organic eggs, grazing stock<br />

or running a B&B – then the seller will<br />

probably add GST to the price. This means<br />

you’ll pay an extra 15 per cent, unless you are<br />

also registered for GST. Ask your lawyer or<br />

accountant to check if the house or any other<br />

buildings on the property are GST-exempt.<br />

They will also be able to advise you on<br />

whether you need to be GST-registered.”<br />

A good place to start when trying to figure<br />

out what tax obligations might attach to your<br />

purchase of the property is Inland Revenue’s<br />

property tax decision tree (available at<br />

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

but keep in mind that it is always best to<br />

seek professional advice before you make a<br />

decision.<br />

Rural properties (like all properties) can<br />

also have easements on the title that relate to<br />

access, water or power. Lampen-Smith says<br />

you should ask your lawyer to check the title<br />

and work out what the easements are, and<br />

how they will have an impact on your rights<br />

and responsibilities as an owner.<br />

“For example, if the title allows a neighbour<br />

access to a piece of their land through your<br />

property, do you have any right to limit the<br />

type and frequency of that access if you buy<br />

it?”<br />

Be aware too that there may be ‘unofficial’<br />

easements operating; the incumbent owners<br />

may have an informal arrangement with their<br />

neighbours, but this may not remain when<br />

the property passes into new ownership.<br />

Things that we take for granted when living<br />

in urban environments, like water, sewage<br />

and access, can require more involvement in<br />

rural areas. Check the water sources for the<br />

property – if it has its own bore, are there<br />

limits on the amount of water you can draw<br />

from it? What is the process for ensuring it is<br />

safe to drink? What happens to wastewater<br />

and sewage? Are you prepared for life with<br />

a septic tank? Will the current owner ensure<br />

the tank is empty as a condition of sale?<br />

When it comes to access, will you share<br />

a private road or right of way with other<br />

properties? What will be your responsibilities<br />

and potential costs for maintaining it? Don’t<br />

forget that your neighbours may be involved<br />

in unglamorous activities at ungodly hours –<br />

check the zoning rules for nearby properties<br />

if you’re worried about noise, smells or traffic.<br />

You might think it’s lovely to have stock<br />

grazing out the window, but are you ready for<br />

a milk tanker driving past every morning? Be<br />

aware that the LIM will not always alert you<br />

to any pending or current NZTA decisions<br />

regarding local highway linkages that often<br />

divert traffic away from urban centres in<br />

favour of immediate rural areas on the town<br />

boundary. Check with NZTA if you think<br />

your property could be affected by road<br />

changes.<br />

“Like all property purchases, buying a place<br />

in the country requires careful, objective<br />

consideration,” Lampen-Smith says.<br />

“There are lots of great things about living<br />

on the land, but it’s best to be realistic about<br />

it. You don’t want to be like the former townie<br />

I met a few weeks ago, who mournfully told<br />

me that their lifestyle block had become “a<br />

life sentence”. Do your homework and you’re<br />

far more likely to live happily ever after in<br />

rural bliss.”<br />

For independent advice on buying or<br />

selling property, check out settled.govt.nz.<br />

191 Burnett St, Ashburton<br />

p: 03 308 6173<br />

e: sales@realestatenewzealand.net.nz<br />

Sought After Lifestyle Opportunity<br />

Be In For Christmas!<br />

Dunsandel<br />

1207 Leeston Dunsandel Road<br />

• Architecturally designed Boyd<br />

Chamberlain timeless, classic family<br />

home<br />

• Established 5.11ha lifestyle property<br />

with dual entrances, minutes from<br />

Dunsandel School<br />

• Fantastic workshop with 3 phase<br />

power plus a 3 bay implement shed<br />

• Large double garage, attached<br />

sleepout or guest accommodation<br />

• So many options and choices with this<br />

property<br />

• Early inspection recommended<br />

KAREN GROVES<br />

Mobile : 0274 384 706 • karen@realestatenewzealand.net.nz<br />

5 2 2<br />

Deadline Sale closing 2pm,<br />

14 <strong>December</strong> <strong>2018</strong> unless sold prior<br />

Open Home: Sunday 9th <strong>December</strong>,<br />

1.30 - 2.30pm<br />

www.realestatenewzealand.net.nz/property/sought-after-lifestyle-opportunity-c189/<br />

Lake Hood<br />

34 Ludlow Drive, Huntingdon<br />

• The perfect holiday home or a great<br />

family/retirement retreat at fabulous<br />

Lake Hood<br />

• Luxurious decor and freshly painted<br />

inside and out<br />

• Spacious master bedroom, office or<br />

small fourth bedroom, two living areas<br />

• Solar hot water, log burner, HRV<br />

• Three car garaging, drive thru with<br />

carport<br />

• This property is also available for rent<br />

KAREN GROVES<br />

Mobile : 0274 384 706 • karen@realestatenewzealand.net.nz<br />

3/4 2 3<br />

Price By Negotiation - Bring Me An Offer!<br />

Call Karen today for a viewing<br />

www.realestatenewzealand.net.nz/property/be-in-for-christmas-lh068/


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What to ask at an open home<br />

It’s easy to get carried away when you’re searching through<br />

property listings for the house of your dreams. But if you’re not<br />

careful, home buying can become a nightmare.<br />

“Buying a property is a complex and plumbing in?<br />

potentially stressful process, not least - Is the property insulated? If so, to what<br />

because it involves such a scary amount degree (eg walls, underfloor, ceiling)?<br />

of money,” says Kevin Lampen-Smith, - Is there any risk of methamphetamine<br />

chief executive at the Real Estate Authority (P) contamination?<br />

(REA).<br />

- If there is a body corporate (usually for<br />

“It’s smart to do as much as you can to apartments), what does that entail?<br />

reduce the risk of unwelcome surprises or - Are there any issues with neighbours<br />

unexpected costs further down the line.” or planned developments?<br />

In the first instance, Lampen-Smith “If you are seriously considering making<br />

recommends drawing up a list of questions an offer, you will need to do your own<br />

to ask about properties you’re interested in. research and seek professional advice. It<br />

“Remember that you can ask the real may well become your home, so you need<br />

estate agent anything you like about the to know as much about it as possible to<br />

property,” he says. “They are also required save unhappy surprises later,” Lampento<br />

tell you everything they know and not Smith says.<br />

withhold any details.”<br />

“Knowing the right questions to ask is a<br />

If you’re not sure what to ask, here’s a good starting point.”<br />

handy list of questions. Open homes can For more advice on buying a property in<br />

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or have any contracts been cancelled by<br />

potential buyers?<br />

- How long has it been on the market?<br />

What is the seller’s preferred settlement<br />

date?<br />

- What maintenance, repairs or<br />

improvements have been carried out? Do<br />

these have permits?<br />

- Is there a Land Information<br />

Memorandum (LIM) available or a<br />

building report prepared by an accredited<br />

property surveyor?<br />

- Is the property well-maintained? What<br />

condition are the roof, piles, wiring, and<br />

STAGES 1, 2A & 2B<br />

NOW SELLING<br />

www.boffamiskell.co.nz<br />

CENTRAL AVENUE<br />

PREmIum SECTIONS<br />

www.bayleys.co.nz/556437<br />

COACHMANS ROAD<br />

TOSSWILL ROAD<br />

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• stages 1, 2a and 2B selling now<br />

• titles due mid 2019<br />

• priced from $235,000<br />

• sections ranging from 400m 2 to over 900m 2<br />

• an easy commute to christchurch city via the<br />

southern Motorway<br />

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400m 2<br />

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Modern and private living with stunning views and unique features.<br />

Call Steph now for a private viewing.<br />

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Central reserve with stormwater ponds<br />

Feature bridge<br />

Community space<br />

Courtyard Mews<br />

Greenway connection<br />

Cycleway/ footpath<br />

Low density lots<br />

Medium density lots<br />

Comprehensive lots<br />

Existing trees<br />

Proposed trees<br />

Stormwater ponds<br />

Swales<br />

Planting<br />

Lawn<br />

For Sale $859,000<br />

Paved thresholds<br />

Paved car parking bays<br />

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Viewing by appointment<br />

Web mikepero.com/RX1728859<br />

Steph Kimber<br />

West Melton & <strong>Selwyn</strong><br />

027 418 2150<br />

0800 000 525<br />

steph.kimber@mikepero.com<br />

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Mike Pero Real Estate Ltd. Licensed REAA (2008)<br />

TOSSWILL ROAD,<br />

PREBBLETON<br />

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Rolleston Property<br />

Development<br />

Unstoppable<br />

Torlesse Estate<br />

Not many local businesses are as old as<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong> real estate firm Matson and Allan,<br />

which dates back to the 1800s. With offices<br />

in Rolleston, Leeston and Darfield, its<br />

team is well placed to observe property<br />

trends.<br />

Owner, Chris Flanagan says Rolleston’s<br />

massive expansion seems unstoppable.<br />

Lincoln and Prebbleton have also seen<br />

considerable growth with smaller<br />

developments in West Melton, Leeston,<br />

Darfield, Kirwee and Southbridge.<br />

Chris says Rolleston is a supply and<br />

demand situation with large tracts of land<br />

still to be developed. With the current<br />

slight oversupply, buyers are taking time<br />

to decide so a property’s selling price<br />

needs to be right. As supply eases back, the<br />

market should correct itself.<br />

Buyers from Christchurch are<br />

attracted by <strong>Selwyn</strong>’s country setting<br />

and the prospect of a brand new home<br />

for the price of an older one in town.<br />

Increased amenities, industrial growth,<br />

The Warehouse, other larger businesses,<br />

and the future motorway make this area<br />

attractive. Easier, quicker access to the city<br />

may also lift house values, long-term.<br />

Some Rolleston families are upsizing<br />

as they grow, however Chris sees little<br />

downsizing with Rolleston’s make-up<br />

mainly middle-aged and young families.<br />

In contrast, West Melton has been a town<br />

where people want space for a business,<br />

their toys, or the children to play.<br />

Matson and Allan are agents for<br />

Branthwaite (Rolleston) where the bulk<br />

of the 300 sections have sold in just 12<br />

months, and the smaller newer Bellfield<br />

subdivision in Southbridge, consisting of<br />

55 affordable sections, which are selling<br />

steadily.<br />

Torlesse Estate just a kilometre from<br />

Darfield is to be released in stages. Land<br />

sizes range from 11 one hectare blocks<br />

to 170 sections of 1,000-5,000sqms and a<br />

few smaller sections in a rural setting with<br />

green space and walkways to town.<br />

Chris says people weigh up the saving<br />

on land against the cost of travel and when<br />

petrol prices rise, the market tends to slow.<br />

“The further out you go, there tends<br />

to be fewer buyers so the price must<br />

be attractive to account for a longer<br />

commute,” reminds Chris.<br />

Canterbury has such a great farming<br />

reputation and is a popular place to farm<br />

because of its versatility and productive<br />

soils so prices reflect this.<br />

“The last two dairy farms I sold achieved<br />

the highest price per hectare for dairy<br />

farm sales in New Zealand,” says Chris.<br />

“We are finding many farmers are<br />

prepared to pay more to be closer to<br />

amenities, airports, good schooling and<br />

city life,” explains Chris.<br />

Lifestyle block sales are steady in<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong>. Buyers fall away once the price is<br />

over $1million. Chris says GST can also<br />

be a key as people who purchased their<br />

blocks 15-20 years ago claimed the GST so<br />

must pay the GST when selling, pushing<br />

the price up. GST registration is now<br />

discouraged for non-productive lifestyle<br />

blocks.<br />

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Protecting your family’s privacy and<br />

security when holding an open home<br />

When selling a property, many people<br />

are uncomfortable with the idea of<br />

strangers looking through their house<br />

when they’re not present. However,<br />

holding an open home is often the best<br />

way to show off the place to potential<br />

buyers.<br />

Welcoming house hunters (and let’s<br />

be honest, a few nosy neighbours) to a<br />

property does come with privacy and<br />

security risks that vendors should be<br />

aware of – and plan for.<br />

“It’s natural for sellers to have concerns<br />

about privacy and security – after all,<br />

you’re inviting complete strangers into<br />

your family’s home,” says Real Estate<br />

Authority (REA) Chief Executive Kevin<br />

Lampen-Smith.<br />

Lampen-Smith suggests sellers prepare<br />

by taking note of any items of sentimental<br />

or monetary value that should be removed<br />

from the property.<br />

“Think about items that could easily be<br />

slipped into a pocket or handbag, such as<br />

jewellery, silverware, small electronics or<br />

even the prescription medication stored<br />

in your bathroom cabinet. Tucking them<br />

away in your sock drawer or under your<br />

bed won’t do the trick,” Lampen-Smith<br />

says.<br />

Something that’s often overlooked by<br />

sellers opening their house to potential<br />

buyers is the risk of identity theft. It might<br />

sound far-fetched, but sellers who leave<br />

important documents like passports,<br />

bank statements or credit card receipts<br />

lying around are leaving themselves<br />

vulnerable. Lampen-Smith recommends<br />

these sorts of documents be tidied away<br />

and stored somewhere secure.<br />

Next, do a digital sweep of the property.<br />

The family PC or office desktop should<br />

be switched off and password protected.<br />

USB sticks or hard drives that are loaded<br />

with personal information should also be<br />

stored securely.<br />

“While this might sound like plain<br />

old common sense to many, I’ve heard<br />

of a seller leaving a post-it note with the<br />

house alarm code right next to the alarm,<br />

for anyone to come back and deactivate<br />

later,” Lampen-Smith recalls.<br />

Sellers should talk to their real estate<br />

agent or salesperson about how the actual<br />

open home will be conducted.<br />

“Ask if there will be a sign-in register,<br />

where visitors provide their name and<br />

contact information when they arrive at<br />

the showing. This is a helpful tool for the<br />

agent when it comes to following up with<br />

potential buyers, and, in the case that<br />

something is damaged or stolen during<br />

the open home, the information can be<br />

passed onto police,” Lampen-Smith says.<br />

The agent is required to be present at<br />

the viewing and shouldn’t leave potential<br />

buyers alone at the property. Ideally,<br />

the agent should accompany visitors as<br />

they tour the house, but this isn’t always<br />

possible if the showing gets busy. Sellers<br />

could ask that a second person from the<br />

real estate agency be on-site during the<br />

open home, to greet visitors at the door,<br />

ask them to sign in and wait until the<br />

agent is free to show them through.<br />

Sellers who still feel uneasy about<br />

having an open home could ask the agent<br />

to show the property ‘by appointment<br />

only’ to potential buyers.<br />

“There’s no law saying you must have<br />

an open home. Remember, it’s your<br />

house and ultimately you don’t have to do<br />

anything you’re uncomfortable with,” says<br />

Lampen-Smith.<br />

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5 McKellar Place, Hornby<br />

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39 Fairhurst Place, Rolleston<br />

Harcourts Rolleston<br />

15 Camden Street, Dunsandel<br />

Harcourts Rolleston<br />

25 Kathleen Crescent, Hornby<br />

Harcourts Rolleston<br />

580 Harewood Road, Harewood<br />

Ray White Rolleston<br />

15 Canberra Place, Redwood<br />

Property Brokers<br />

5/470 Maddisons Road, Weedons<br />

Harcourts Rolleston<br />

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Ray White Lincoln<br />

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Harcourts Rolleston<br />

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Harcourts Rolleston<br />

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Ray White Rolleston<br />

109 South Town Belt, Rakaia<br />

Ray White Lincoln<br />

5 Forbes Road, Tai Tapu<br />

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Ray White Rolleston<br />

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26 St James Street, Southbridge<br />

Matson & Allan Leeston<br />

Unit 1/30 High Street, Leeston<br />

Farmlands Real Estate<br />

61 Stonebrook Drive, Rolleston<br />

Harcourts Rolleston<br />

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Matson & Allan Leeston<br />

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Harcourts Rolleston<br />

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Harcourts Rolleston<br />

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Farmland Real Estate<br />

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Ray White Lincoln<br />

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Ray White Rolleston<br />

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Ray White Rolleston<br />

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