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Guilty verdicts in ‘drown him’ case

• By Sophie Cornish

THE MOTHER of the victim in

the highly publicised Rolleston

“drown him” case said tears were

shed when her son’s attackers

were found guilty.

On Friday, Judge Stephen

O’Driscoll released his decision

after a two-day Youth Court

hearing earlier this month, finding

two 17-year-olds guilty of

assault with intent to injure. They

were 16 at the time of the attack

in November last year.

Judge O’Driscoll said the

charges had been proved beyond

reasonable doubt.

The victim’s mother told

Selwyn Times the family was

“pleased, excited, relieved, all of

the above. We’ve had tears. It’s

been good, a good outcome.”

“It’s been stressful and hard,

but we have been tough, we’ve

had to cope,” she said.

Her son, 16, was confronted by

a group of youths in Tennyson

St, Rolleston, after the annual

fireworks event. He was 15 at the

time.

It was alleged the victim was

assaulted and pushed into a water

race, where he had his head held

under water while other youths

watching yelled “drown him.”

He suffered a cut to his face

which required stitches and he

spent the night recovering in

Christchurch Hospital.

His mother said he was “doing

really well” and had a summer

job. “We would like to thank

everyone for the kindness and

support you have expressed

towards our son,” she said.

Selwyn Times was prohibited

from covering the trial in the

Youth Court.

The identities of the victim and

his attackers are suppressed.

The defendants were originally

charged with aggravated robbery,

but had their charges amended in

August.

Parking

battle

heats up

• By Emily O’Connell

LINCOLN’S SIMMERING car parking

war has erupted again.

This time the battleground is two car

parks outside The Famous Grouse Hotel

in Gerald St, which have been taken away

by the district council and replaced with

yellow no parking lines.

The district council says the parks were

removed to improve the safety of an adjacent

pedestrian crossing and the decision

has the backing of the hotel’s manager.

The Lincoln Club operates the hotel

and its president Lynn Townsend (right)

says the decision is wrong.

“If they’re [the district council] saying

that The Famous Grouse Hotel concurred

with taking two car parks away, that’s

incorrect,” he said.

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LET’S HOPE the two teenagers found

guilty in the so-called ‘drown him’ case

and those that were also there that fateful

night learn their lesson (see page 1).

The pack mentality can unfortunately

prevail when a group chance across a lone

individual at night, it’s quiet and there’s no one else around to

see them. But there are consequences.

The Selwyn Times has followed this case from the start.

As a result we’ve received emails and phone calls, some not

favourable it would be fair to say, but it hasn’t stopped us from

informing our readers.

Today we bring you the latest: The two youths charged by

police have been found guilty.

And more today on Lincoln’s car parking battles (page 1).

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Wednesday December 19 2018 3

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Victim of vandalism

‘swamped’ with Xmas good will

• By Emily O’Connell

A ROLLESTON woman has

been “swamped” with donations

and offers of help after the

Christmas lights she put up in

memory of her late husband

were vandalised.

Kay Dawe, 67, has been

installing Christmas lights at her

house on Overbury Cres since

she moved there 12 years ago.

She says her late husband Peter

loved Christmas and always

went out of his way to make the

season special.

When he died from a sudden

heart attack in 2014, Mrs Dawe

decided to continue the tradition

alone.

After finishing her display for

this year, Mrs Dawe woke last

Saturday to find smashed lights

on her doorstep, on her property

and on the road. There were also

road cones placed on her lawn.

“It took about two weeks to

put them all up and then for

somebody to do that, that’s what

makes you disappointed,” she

said.

It is the third time in the 12

years Mrs Dawe’s lights have

been vandalised or stolen.

She estimates this year’s

damage to be about $100, but

says it’s not about the money.

Mrs Dawe reported the

previous two incidents to the

police but said this time she

decided to make a post on the

Rolleston Community Page on

Facebook instead.

“I just put it on Facebook and

then was absolutely swamped by

all this reaction and it was just

amazing. I just felt so humbled

by what the community is like

out here,” Mrs Dawe said.

She received offers of money,

vouchers, Christmas lights, help

with installation and repairs, but

didn’t take them up as she had

already fixed the display herself.

“A lady came to my door with

a box of homemade Christmas

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vandalised

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baking and then a man came

with a box of chocolates and a

box of lights,” Mrs Dawe said.

Although she suggested in the

Facebook post this could be her

last year putting up Christmas

lights, Mrs Dawe says she is “not

giving in yet.”

“I say that every year – I’ve

said that for 12 years but I keep

going,” she said.

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• By Sophie Cornish

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Lisa Elanie Larkin, 51, has

been charged with theft by a

person in a special relationship,

using forged documents,

causing loss by deception and

accessing a computer system for

dishonesty.

Two charges relate to the district

council, and two to Selwyn

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involved with during her time at

the district council.

It is alleged just over $18,000

was taken from the Selwyn

SeniorNet account. The alleged

offending was detected when

police began investigating

matters specific to the district

council.

Larkin, who was a community

development adviser, resigned

from the district council in

April.

Larkin is currently on bail. A

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Christchurch District Court in

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In Brief

Tough cancer battle

SELWYN YOUTH COUNCIL

The Selwyn Youth Council

for next year has been named.

Representing the central ward

will be Alan Li, Erana Riddell,

Ethan Richards-White and

Olivia Duder. The Ellesmere

ward will be represented by

Katelyn Twiss and Naomi Scott,

the Malvern ward by Hannah

Ireland and Michelle Bruce, the

Springs ward by Chloe Duff

and Jonathan Schwass and the

Taumutu ward by Adia McKay.

SPEED LIMIT CHANGES

Public consultation is still open

on proposed speed limit changes

in the district. The district

council plans to introduce a

40km/h school zone limit and

changes to all 70 km/h speed

limits and some 100 and 80

km/h speed limits. For more

information or to have your

say, go to www.selwyn.govt.

nz. Consultation will close on

February 15.

PREPARE FOR FIRE

The district council and Fire

and Emergency New Zealand

are urging residents to be aware

of fire dangers as warm, dry

weather approaches. FENZ

deputy principal rural fire officer

Al Hutt is advising residents to

keep machinery well maintained

when working and to mow lawns

in cooler conditions, to reduce

potential sparks. “You should

also assess the risk of fire to

your property and get rid of any

shrubs, long grass or trees near

your home which could burn

easily. Having an escape plan

for your family and pets is also

vital,” he said.

CANTASTIC TREE

Today is the final day to donate

a can for people in need at

Christmas. A tree is being

formed from donated cans

at district council libraries.

The donations must be nonperishable

items with the

original label and within the best

before date. They will be given to

the Ellesmere Food Bank Trust,

which distributes food across the

district.

LESS HOLIDAY WASTE

The district council is

encouraging residents to help

the environment and reduce

the amount of waste going to

landfill by ensuring they dispose

of holiday season recyclables

properly. Christmas gift

wrapping paper can be recycled

if it is not foil wrap, whereas

toys, clothes, polystyrene,

drinking glasses or crockery

cannot go in the recycling

bin. For a full list of what

you can recycle and for more

information, visit www.selwyn.

govt.nz/rubbish.

• By Emily O’Connell

A ROLLESTON mother’s first

two weeks of chemotherapy

couldn’t have been worse.

Anna Philips, 36, suffered

severe headaches and

dehydration, “very bad” nausea

and vomiting, a fever and a blood

clot in her arm which travelled

into her lung.

“Pretty much everything that

could have gone wrong, went

wrong. It was horrific, it was the

worst two weeks of my life,” she

said. Mrs Philips featured on the

front page of Selwyn Times after

she was diagnosed with bone

cancer while on maternity leave

with her third child.

Test results show Mrs Philips’

cancer is contained within

her left femur. But a surgical

biopsy confirmed it is the “more

aggressive type.”

Mrs Philips started treatment

on November 26 and has about

five weeks left of her first round.

Following that, she will have a

surgery to remove the cancer and

then undergo another 20 weeks

of chemotherapy.

Mrs Philips has spent the past

11 years working as an oncology

nurse at Christchurch Hospital

in the ward and the outpatients

area, where her duties included

administering chemotherapy to

FAMILY: The lives of Rolleston mother Anna Philips (left) holding

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patients. Now the patient, Mrs

Philips says it’s “very, very, very

hard being on the other side.”

“I suspect it’s made it even

harder with the knowledge I have

and the helplessness I feel,” she

said.

More than $9800 has been

donated to Mrs Philips through a

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go towards continued childcare

as she is in hospital.

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Fire rages, homes at risk

Retired cop now Facebook weatherman

• By Emily O’Connell

A FORMER high profile detective

turned ‘weatherman’ has become

an online hit.

Retired Detective Inspector Mal

Griebel, 74, has posted rain gauge

results on the Rolleston Community

Page on Facebook for about

two years.

But, in recent weeks, interest in

his posts has soared as he takes a

more comical approach.

In the last month, Mr Griebel’s

posts have received

feedback

from hundreds

of Facebook users,

with his most

popular getting

more than 420

reactions.

Mr Griebel

Mal Griebel

started recording

the amount of

rain in his rain gauges when he

moved to his 13.3ha Rolleston

farm about 40 years ago with his

wife Jan and two children.

The farm, which originally

had sheep and then cattle, was a

“sideline thing” for Mr Griebel

who was kept busy with his police

work.

He puts the comical approach

to his posts down to him being

“bloody stupid and putting some

witty things in.”

RAIN: Former Detective

Inspector Mal Griebel

has become Rolleston’s

‘weatherman.’

“I actually enjoy it [making the

posts] because I’m only hanging

around here waiting to die so it

fills in my time,” he said.

Mr Griebel worked on many

high profile cases over the years.

He led the investigation into the

abduction and murder of sixyear-old

Christchurch schoolgirl

Louisa Damodran in 1986.

Her killer, Peter Joseph

Holdem, remains behind bars.

Several attempts for parole have

failed because he is still regarded

as a risk to the public.

He said the farm was a good

balance to his often grim police

work. “It was good when I was

running murder inquiries to

Louisa

Damodran

Peter

Holdem

come home, after being away for

quite a few days, to be able to grab

a beer and wander around the

farm and reorientate myself,” he

said.

While Mr Griebel likes to have

fun with his posts, he is concerned

with society.

“You know with these murders

and that sort of stuff, I believe

people should start respecting

themselves, respecting their

families and respecting their

communities.”

Mal Griebel’s post on November 20 received more than

420 reactions on Facebook

“RAIN. ONLY for those

interested, near the rural end

of Brookside Road, Rolleston, I

have some facts, as at 3.20 pm

today, 20/11/18!

Fact 1: I MUST remember to

turn off the electric fence when

I go to check

my gauges! I

am quite sure

that some of my

cattle actually

grinned while

some of the

others took

off in fright

and some

just turned

their heads to

ignore certain

language. No

my hair did not

stand up on end

as I don’t have

much left.

Fact 2: My steers have more

sense than me. I should have

stayed inside in the warmth of

the log fire but my cattle knew

better and declined to move to

a new feed break but stay warm

and cosy against the shelter

belts!

Fact 3: Now what facts you

are probably really interested

in.

On 18-11-18 we had 15 mm

of rain. On 19-11-18 we had 8

mm.

On 20-11-18 we have had,

so far, 22 mm, and please bear

in mind that

it really only

started hosing

down a bit

before lunch

so most of that

would have been

in 3 and a bit

hours, eh?

Fact 4: In

ChCh our usual

average annual

rainfall is 648

mm or 25.92

inches.

So far this year

we now have had

727 mm or 29.08 inches, AND

IT IS STILL RAINING and a

few weeks to go till year’s end.

Fact 5: If we have had sufficient

rain to warrant it, I will

give an update in the morning.

Fact 6: I am now off for a

nice relaxing soak in my lovely

hot spa bath accompanied by a

couple of ales!”

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Permanent chlorination

for Arthur’s Pass village •From page 1

• By Emily O’Connell

A DECISION to permanently

chlorinate the Arthur’s Pass

and Upper Selwyn Huts water

supplies is not sitting well with

residents.

The district council approved

five recommendations at

its meeting last week which

included the permanent

chlorination

of the two

townships’

water supplies,

subject to the

appropriate

consultation

process.

It also

Murray

Washington

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$1 million

installation of

chlorination

equipment at Rolleston, Darfield,

Arthur’s Pass, Upper Selwyn

Huts, and Lake Coleridge as a

preventative measure.

Arthur’s Pass Residents’

Association secretary Peter Neale

gave a deputation at the meeting

on Wednesday, opposing the

recommendation, saying no-one

in the village wants permanent

CONFLICT: Arthur’s Pass residents are frustrated the district

council has passed a recommendation to permanently

chlorinate its water supply. ​

chlorination.

Mr Neale said he’s “pretty p....d

off” about the decision and the

district council didn’t take on

board everything he said.

“With that risk matrix factor

that they had, it specifically

said Arthur’s Pass, once it

gets its upgrades, the risk [of

contamination] will drop,” he

said.

Mr Neale said the “best option

now” for the village would be

for the planned infrastructure

upgrades to go ahead next year

and chlorine be added when

necessary.

District council asset

manager Murray Washington

said consultation with residents

from Arthur’s Pass and Upper

Selwyn Huts is likely to take

place in the first quarter of next

year.

The other recommendations

approved include receiving the

Water Supply Chlorination – A

Risk Based Approach report,

continuing to update the risk

matrix and continuing to

chlorinate supplies which are

already treated.

The district council said

yesterday it has no intention of

reinstating the car parks.

Mr Townsend said the

manager’s meeting with the

district council was “informal”

and a number of options,

including lighting, reducing

speed or repainting the crossing,

were discussed.

No “definitive conclusion” was

made and the club was surprised

and angered when the car parks

were taken away.

Car parking in Lincoln has

been a contentious issue for at

least two years after the district

council announced plans to

reduce the amount of parking

on Gerald St to make way for a

cycleway.

Mr Townsend wants the two

parks back, saying Lincoln

“needs” every car park it can get.

“Do they [the district council]

ever think about the impact on

the businesses? It clearly doesn’t

come into their thinking at all,”

he said.

In June last year, the saga went

to a new level when the Black

Door Bar and Eatery was opened

in Robert St.

The cafe’s owners put up tow

away and clamping signs for

Local

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Fire rages, homes at risk

Battle over car parks

in Lincoln heats up

off-street parking it believed was

the cafe’s. They were later taken

down after behind-the-scenes

talks with the district council.

The cafe’s threats of legal action

to enforce the signs did not

eventuate.

District council road safety

co-ordinator Peter Daly said

the decision on the Gerald St

crossing followed a “significant

level” of concern from Lincoln

residents around pedestrian

safety.

Selwyn Times has previously

reported in the past five years to

September, there was one injury

crash recorded in the proximity

of the crossing with sunlight

being a contributing factor. The

district council would not say

if there was an update to this

number.

Mr Townsend said the district

council purchased a section

of land on William St for car

parking about two years ago but

it hasn’t developed it yet.

Mr Daly said car parking

in Lincoln is a subject of the

Long Term Plan and the town

will end up with “significantly

more” car parks following

the redevelopment of its town

centre, including car parks in

William St.

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HEALTH: A parasite caused Maddie Collins, 14, to be admitted

to Starship Hospital.

Tests find cause of

Maddie’s problem

• By Emily O’Connell

TEST RESULTS have revealed

a parasite is behind kidney

transplant recipient Maddie

Collins’ recent health issues.

Maddie, 14, of West Melton

has been in Starship Children’s

Health in Auckland for almost

three weeks, trying to determine

what is causing a decline in her

kidney function.

Maddie, who suffers from

the kidney disease nephrotic

syndrome, underwent a

successful kidney transplant in

January. Mrs Manson-Collins

said they are pleased to know

what’s going on. “This parasite

could have come from anywhere.

It’s not because she’s with horses

or with animals, she could have

just rubbed against a surface that

had spores of it there,” she said.

She is hoping they can return

home for Christmas but says

keeping Maddie’s kidney healthy

is “paramount.”

Maddie and her family were

told on January 16 their five-year

wait for a kidney match had been

found.

• By Emily O’Connell

A PROPOSAL to increase the

number of gaming machines in

the district has failed.

The district council has

adopted a hearing panel

recommendation to approve the

Gambling Venue Policy which

included keeping the number of

machines at 114.

The previous policy had a cap

SERVICE: A $180,000 new

ambulance was presented

to Selwyn St John at its

headquarters in Rolleston

on Sunday. The Ellesmere,

Malvern, Rolleston and

Districts, Halswell and

of 107. However, it was breached

and there are 114 approved

machines in the district.

A draft policy had proposed to

increase the cap of 107 to 120.

The hearing panel, consisting

of district councillors Bob

Mugford and Debra Hasson and

Deputy Mayor Malcolm Lyall,

reviewed the 11 submissions it

received on the proposed draft

policy.

Christchurch Chinese Lions

Clubs have spent more than

two years fundraising for

the project, including selling

peastraw and catering

weddings. A grant was also

obtained from the Lions Clubs

It received submissions from

gaming trusts, the Gaming

Machine Association of New

Zealand, social health service

providers and members of the

public.

Cr Lyall said the panel felt

after reading and listening to

submissions it was “better”

for the number of machines

in the district to remain the

same.

International Foundation in

Chicago for $90,000, the

Lions Clubs New Zealand’s

Lloyd Morgan Trust for $8500

and a $4000 donation was

made by Westland Milk

Products. ​


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Wednesday December 19 2018 9

Local

News

Now

Fire rages, homes at risk

COMING

SOON:

Prebbleton’s

FreshChoice

has been

granted

resource

consent from

the district

council.

One-year wait for FreshChoice

• By Emily O’Connell

PREBBLETON’S FreshChoice is

likely to open late next year or in

early 2020.

It follows the district council’s

decision to grant resource

consent for the development on

the corner of Tosswill Rd and

Central Ave.

Woolworths

New Zealand Ltd

and Prebbleton

Properties Ltd

are behind the

project, which

Malcolm

Lyall

includes a doctor’s

surgery, pharmacy

and cafe, as well as

96 car parks.

Prebbleton Properties Ltd

director Grant Hatton said it

is working on the project “as

quickly as it can.”

“I can’t give you an opening

date but, realistically, I would like

to think it was later next year but

I believe it will be early 2020,” he

said.

Mr Hatton said the

development is “definitely

happening” and construction will

probably start about April.

A Woolworths New Zealand

Ltd spokesman said it is excited

to gain resource consent and

it’s currently reviewing the

conditions.

“(We’re) working through

some of the timings and detailed

design of the site. We’ll share

these plans with the community

once they’re finalised,” he said.

Deputy Mayor Malcolm

Lyall, who lives in Prebbleton

and is the district council’s

representative on the community

association committee, is

“extremely excited” about the

development and hopes it will

encourage other businesses to setup

in the town too.

The planned FreshChoice

facility is set to cover 1300m 2 ,

with the retail section covering

420m 2 .

The plan is for the supermarket

to be open from 7am-10pm,

seven days a week. The retail and

commercial area would be open

from 8am-5pm daily.

Cr Lyall said there has been

no update about the proposed

Prebbleton Raeward Fresh since

it was granted resource consent

earlier this year.

Cr Lyall also said he believes

there have been expressions of

interest in the Prebbleton Tavern

redevelopment.

In February, resource consent

was granted for a major

redevelopment of the tavern site

on the corner of Tosswill and

Springs Rds.

GETTING CLOSE: The rebuild of St Patrick’s Catholic Church

on Gerald St in Lincoln may be completed by Easter. Parish

Council chairwoman Patricia Smith said it’s hopeful it will

be up and running by April but it depends on the weather.

The existing church had to be demolished following

earthquake damage. Since then, parishioners have been

attending mass at St Stephen’s Anglican Church in Lincoln,

St Mary’s Anglican Church in Springston and Church of the

Resurrection in Rolleston. Mrs Smith said they have three

services because of the rapid growth in the area. Though

the parish well on its way to meeting its target, more money

is needed for the rebuild. If you wish to donate, phone Mrs

Smith on 325 2234.

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Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi

News

Data use

keeps rising

in the district

THE RAPID growth of

broadband data use in Selwyn

shows no sign of slowing, with

latest figures demonstrating a

massive increase in demand.

Figures released by Chorus

continue to show fast, reliable

broadband is an essential part of

many Kiwis’ day-to-day lives.

The average Selwyn home

used 174GB of broadband data

last month compared to 131GB

in 2017, a 32 per cent increase. It

is the equivalent of watching 58

hours of content on Netflix each

month.

Chorus network strategy

manager Kurt Rodgers said most

homes across the country now

have several connected devices

going at any one time.

“With voice activated smart

devices such as Google Home and

Amazon’s Alexa now becoming

commonplace, we’re using far

more data.” Mr Rodger said people’s

viewing habits have shifted

online and it’s not longer just

down to Netflix.

The average New Zealand home

used about 234GB of broadband

data last month compared with

172GB last year, showing more

than a 35 per cent increase.

JUST UNDER a month in to my

stay-at-home-dad career and I

have a new appreciation for two

things – parenting full-time is

way more tiring than I thought

and I need more hands.

Mostly for Vittoria’s Saturday

swimming lessons.

She’s amazingly confident

in the water and it’s awesome

watching her confidence grow.

Before I became a full-time

parent it was our main daddy/

daughter time, so it’s special for

us.

However, as she’s got more

mobile, showering and changing

has become a challenge.

Hence the need for more

hands.

If my wife Laura is free, she’ll

tag along to watch the wee

mermaid in action.

Having her there is a big help

as she can dress Vittoria while I

shower and change.

On Saturday morning, I

decided to let Laura sleep in after

a busy work week.

But, boy, did I miss her at

change time.

Wee one was already yawning

mid-way through so by the time

we got to the shower she was

grumpy-as and letting everyone

know about it.

The poor lass was just ready

for her bottle and a nap and

here’s me washing her, drying

her, dressing her and then trying

to do the same for myself? What

a monster.

To save extending the

Local

News

Now

Plenty of value in a power nap

VITTORIA

& Matt

FESTIVE SPIRIT: Vittoria getting ready for Santa’s visit.

SELWYN TIMES

Fire rages, homes at risk

meltdown, and bring her back

to her smiling self, I just went

home in my wet togs, wrapped

in a towel.

It might not seem like

an embarrassing situation,

but try it out while you’re

half-naked, soaking wet and

in front of much fitter looking

strangers.

As for my fatigue levels, I was

never one for a sneaky workplace

nap and after work I used to stay

up to make the most of my home

time.

Now I’ll often nap during the

day and still be yawning for bed

by 8pm.

I used to wonder why

Laura complained about being

tired.

I mean, looking after a baby

on the cusp of toddlerhood can’t

be more draining than writing

news. Right?

After Saturday’s swimming

lesson, we went to one of

Vittoria’s friend’s first birthday

party.

By the end of that, I actually

took a power nap on the floor of

the lounge.

•Former Star Media

journalist Matt Salmons has

become a stay-at-home

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Dragonfly Café and

New World Rolleston:

the innovative

merger of café and

supermarket.

Left to right:

Caitlin, Maddy,

Jules, Tracy

and Hannah.

The newly re-vamped Dragonfly Café on

Rolleston Drive has officially become part of the

New World family. After almost 14 years Courtney

and Amber have sold their popular café to their

mum and dad Roy and Lynne Bridgman, owners of

New World Rolleston.

Many New World supermarkets now have café’s

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café originally opened. “I used to come in with

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That’s where my romance with coffee started.”

Customers choose from an appetising range of

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Always on trend, the café will shortly be offering

a small selection of menu items, including healthy

and delicious Smoothie Bowls. Jules makes a

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popular. They will also be featuring some of ‘Two

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Rolleston New World celebrated their 18th

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Sustainability key

to organic farming

Lincoln students and

teachers help Nepal

recover from quake

Lincoln High School teacher Chris Stirling did some heavy lifting in

Pokhara, Nepal, where a group of 30 students are undertaking a threeweek

World Challenge. The students are helping people in Nepal

recover from the 7.8-magnitude quake which struck in April 2015. They

are due back in New Zealand on Sunday, and have been fixing toilets,

building retaining walls and making a mural at Shree Chandrajyoti Basic

School. The students have been split into team Aoraki and Everest, and

have also been renovating classrooms at Shree Aatma Bikash Basic

School. •School awards, pages 14 & 17

There’s something for

everyone in the realm of

organic farming but as far

as Bill Martin is concerned,

it’s all about sustainability.

The Training College

Manager at Lincoln

University’s Biological

Husbandry Unit Organics

Trust (BHU) is happy to see

a surge in enthusiasm for

organic food production

as younger generations

become more aware of

environmental concerns.

He says the growing

popularity of organic

production in recent years

means that graduates are

now taking what they have

learned into a broader

range of sectors.

“It’s not just about

growing, wholesaling

and retailing food anymore. They’re

going into schools and teaching primary

and secondary schoolers about the

importance of sustainable farming and

gardening and really starting to embed the

philosophy into the education system.”

As far as conventional agricultural

practices are concerned, he says farmers

should be encouraged to optimise their

production, rather than maximise it at the

expense of the environment.

“We need to change our agricultural

paradigm and re-evaluate our priorities.”

Mr Martin says those interested in a

career in organics should enrol in the

one-year Diploma in Agri-Food Production

course, which is open to students either

with or without university entrance.

Introduced last year, it includes Tikanga

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On yer bike! Riders flock to district’s

THERE IS no doubt that cycling

is a very popular recreational

activity in the district. Evidence

of this can be found on any given

day by the number of cyclists

found riding on the Old Tai

Tapu Rd.

The web of quiet country roads

within the district has proven

to be an attraction to both local

and Christchurch cyclists.

However, this is not new,

with cycling clubs having been

formed in the area as early as the

late 1890s.

The first known club to be

formed was in Leeston in 1898.

In October that year a meeting

was held in the local library to

establish the Ellesmere Cycling

club to cater for the “200-300

wheelmen and women” known

to be active throughout the

county.

A previous attempt had been

made to form a club, but at that

time there was not enough interest

to sustain it.

At this time cycling had a

particular emancipation appeal

to women in that it provided

them with a sense of freedom in

the ability to provide their own

cheap transport and partake in

outdoor activities without traditional

social restrictions.

The new cycling club promoted

both track and road

racing, with the inaugural road

race being held on Saturday,

December 3, 1898. The race was

from Leeston to the Agricultural

College in Lincoln and the riders

had to advise their status

as an “amateur” or racing for

cash. They also had to record

their racing colours which they

were required to register with

the League of Wheelmen – the

national cycling authority.

It was the establishment of the

cycling club that encouraged the

development of the Leeston Recreation

Sports Ground, which in

1898 was privately owned.

The Ellesmere Guardian

reported at the time that the

popular and enterprising owner,

Mr W Spring, recognising that

Historian and district council staff member

Wayne Stack continues his monthly look at

Selwyn’s past. Anyone with suggestions

for future features can phone Wayne on

021 119 9107. This month’s feature covers

Selwyn’s cycling heritage

COMPETING: South Malvern Cycle Club top riders Peter Bryson

(left) and Own Stuart before the start of the prestigious Timaru

to Christchurch Road Race in 1954.

cycling was here to stay “has

decided to improve the grounds

which have for many years

been utilised as a football and

cricket ground by laying down a

properly surveyed and bankedup

asphalt cycle track and . . .

an athletic and trotting track as

well.”

Once built, the cycling track

was considered one of the best

in the country at that time and it

attracted both national and international

professional cyclists

who regularly travelled to race in

Leeston.

One of the most popular dates

on the local cycling calendar

was the cycle and athletic races

held at the Leeston Recreation

Reserve on New Year’s Day.

These annual events began

in 1898 and led to the eventual

merger of the two sporting codes

by 1904 to form the Ellesmere

Athletic and Cycling Club. From

that time athletics and cycling

seemed to go hand in hand locally,

with the other athletic and

cycling clubs being established at

Our Great

history

WITH WAYNE STACK

SPORT: Leeston Recreation Reserve cycling track in 1899. At

the time this was considered one of the best cycling tracks in

the colony. ​

Southbridge, Dunsandel, Doyleston

and Brookside.

Cycling was also good for the

local economy, with Mr C H

Young advertising the opening

of his cycle business next to

Maxwell’s Blacksmiths in March

1905.

However, cycling was a new

sport and was not without its

detractors.

An international medical

article published in the Ellesmere

Guardian in 1898 claimed that

cycling was a dangerous activity

in that some cyclists over-exerted

themselves to the point where

their heart rate reached 160 beats

per minute.

The same article also claimed

that breathing through the nose

was essential to healthy cycling

and that those “who cannot

breathe through the nose would

be well advised to leave cycling

alone” while winter riding,

especially hill climbing in cold

weather, should be avoided.

The clash of fixture dates

also caused friction within the

district.

In 1899 the Ellesmere Guardian

reported on the contentious

decision by the Leeston Cycling

Club to hold an event on New

Year’s Day, which clashed with

the traditional day the Dundandel

Athletics Club held its main

event.

The reporter’s bias for athletics

was obvious, stating that the

sports at Dunsandel “were of the

good old fashioned sort – the

sort that has made the British

nation. They were those that

needed not only development of

a single set of muscles, but the

equal training. Quickness of

the eye, precision of judgment,

and strength of body – these

are the qualities brought out

by the sports which Dunsandel

offered.”

The reporter also claimed

that the betting on cycle races

was an evil that brought cycling

into disrepute. In spite of such

attitudes, cycling as an organised

sport remained popular in

Ellesmere through until the late

1950s where it appears it went

into recess.


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great roads

It was also around this time

that the South Malvern Amateur

Cycling Club became defunct.

It had been established from

humble origins in 1923 as a result

of four boys racing their bikes

around Railway Terrace and Victoria

Street in Glentunnel.

However, cycling had been

part of the annual Glentunnel

amalgamated sports event held at

the Glentunnel Domain since the

late 1890s, where a cycle track had

been built.

At this time races were open

to individuals with the winners

receiving cash prizes of five

pounds.

When the club was formed it

promoted both road and track

racing over a period of around

30 years, and was affiliated with

the NZ Cycling Union. Shortly

after this a new a clay cycle track

was built where Paul and Fay

McOscar now run their Accommodation

in the Glen bed and

breakfast. The club was family

orientated, with families such as

the Mitchells, Smiths, Brysons,

Nimmos and Stuarts being prevalent

among riders and officials

during the life of the club.

The club appears to have been

at its strongest during the early

1950s when a number of members

were prominent in road racing

throughout the South Island.

This resulted in the club being

awarded to host the annual Canterbury

Cycling Championships

at the Glentunnel Domain.

Another highlight for the club

was to have three of its riders

placed in the first four finishers

of the prestigious Timaru to

Christchurch Road Race in 1954,

Joe Payne, first, Peter Bryson,

third, and Owen Stuart, fourth.

This saw the club win the team

shield for the event.

The following year Owen Stuart

came second in the race after

starting at a 35min handicap.

Competitive cycling eventually

re-emerged in the district in

1983 with the establishment of

the Leeston Cycling Club, which

holds weekly races from the

Leeston Rugby Club on Thursday

evenings during the daylight saving

period.

The growing strength of cycling

as a sport in the district has been

further enhanced through the

“Winter Worlds” races run from

Prebbleton, through Lincoln

to Burnham and return that

are held on Sundays during the

winter.

Leeston-Southbridge

claim Steve Ryan Cup

LEESTON-Southbridge go

into the Christmas break

amongst the contenders for the

Canterbury Country one-day

title following their 40 run win

over Weedons at the weekend.

They also left Weedons Domain

with the Steve Ryan Cup

which is played for between the

two clubs.

Weedons looked like they had

made the correct decision to

bowl first as their medium-pacers

tore through the visitors’ top

order. Canterbury Country batsmen

Harry Chamberlain, Tim

Gruijters, Rupert Young and Joel

Harden were all dismissed for

low scores as Leeston-Southbridge

were reduced to 41/4.

It was left to two talented

youngsters, Ben Donkers and

Ben Chamberlain to form a

crucial fifth wicket partnership

BACKYARD CRITTERS

of 67 runs to steady the ship.

When Donkers was dismissed

for 43, Weedons still had the upper

hand, but a valuable 32 runs

from No 8 batsman and captain

Chris Beatson saw Leeston-

Southbridge make a competitive

170 off their allotted 45 overs.

Weedons got off to a nightmare

start Shanan Dunnett and

James Richards were dismissed

by Leeston-Southbridge’s Tom

Burt. All Leeston-Southbridge

bowlers performed and did not

allow the Weedons batters any

momentum to get themselves

back into the match after their

slow start. They were eventually

all out in the 43rd over, falling

40 runs short. Ex-Netherlands

international Tim Gruijters was

the pick of the bowlers, with his

accurate off-spin claiming 3-22

of his nine overs.

SPORTS

Meanwhile, Southbrook go

into the break at the top of the

standings after a dominant nine

wicket win over Kaiapoi.

Darryn Boyle’s canny,

accurate out-swingers, which

have accounted for more than

400 senior wickets going back to

the mid-1990s, proved too much

for the competition newcomers.

Boyle ripped through the middle

and lower order to claim 4/22, to

scuttle Kaiapoi for just 86 runs

in 31 overs. Matt Brine (28 not

out) and Canterbury star Jack

Boyle (43 not out) knocked off

the meagre total for Southbrook

in just 12.3 overs.

A New Zealand native

moth and what it eats

SUCCESS: The leading riders of the Timaru to Christchurch

Road Race in 1954, just south of Rakaia. Three of the four front

riders were from the South Malvern Cycling Club.

Mike Bowie is an ecologist

who specialises in

entomology (insects

and other invertebrates).

Each week he introduces

a new species found in

his backyard at Lincoln.

His column aims to raise

public awareness of

biodiversity, the variety

of living things around

us. Check out the full list

of invertebrates found at

http://naturewatch.org.

nz/projects/backyardbiodiversity-bugs-inlincoln

THE POROPORO fruit moth

leucinodes cordalis is a New

Zealand native moth that is also

found in Australia, Indonesia

and Norfork Island.

In New Zealand, the larvae of

this species feed on fruit, seeds

and sometimes the stem of native

poroporo Solanum laciniatum

and Solanum aviculare.

An adult’s forewing can vary

in length from 10 to 20mm and

is an attractive brown to green

colour with blotches of white

on the leading edge and darker

brown on the tips. The rear end

of the moths abdomen is often

curved upwards.

Moths emerge from October

to December, have two to three

generations and are observed as

late as May. Larvae are bright

pink and reach 20mm at maturity.

Obvious holes can be seen

in the poroporo fruit. Larvae

NATURE: The poroporo fruit

moth leucinodes cordalis is a

New Zealand native moth.

can occasionally be pests of fruit

in commercial crops of pepino

and eggplant.

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Selwyn Times

Merry Christmas

from Mayor Sam

Christmas is a wonderful opportunity to gather together with family and friends we love. It’s a

time when life often slows a little and we are able to take stock of the year that has been and look

forward to the things to come.

For some of us this Christmas, we welcome new members into our family through birth or

marriage. For others of us Christmas will be tinged with sadness as we remember those who

have been lost to us this year.

This Christmas Liz’s family are joining us in Darfield for a few nights which will be nice. I’m also

looking forward to the Boxing Day cricket test, swimming in the Waimakariri and spending time

with Liz and Elliott.

Remember to cherish those who are gathered with you, to smile and say hello to strangers,

to take opportunities to heal past hurts, and to sing a few carols and remember the reason for

Christmas.

I trust whatever your plans are, that you travel safely, that you find peace in the mayhem, and have

a wonderful feed.

Merry Christmas.

Sam Broughton, Mayor

Holiday hours at Council facilities

Information on Selwyn District Council services and opening hours during the holiday period is available

on the Council website or facilities’ Facebook pages.

This includes the Council’s Rolleston Headquarters, Selwyn Aquatic Centre, rubbish and recycling

collections schedule, Pines Resource Recovery Park, Selwyn Libraries, Rolleston Community Centre,

Lincoln Event Centre and building inspections.

The Council’s customer line (selwyn.govt.nz/helpline) will be operating 24 hours a day over the

Christmas and New Year period for urgent issues – phone 347 2800 or 318 8338 (Darfield). You can also

use the Snap Send Solve app.

This is the last edition of Council Call for 2018, and we will back in 2019 on 22 January.

Drive safe on the roads these holidays

It’s a busy time on the roads during the Christmas and summer holiday season and Selwyn District

Council’s Road Safety team is reminding drivers to focus on reaching their destination safely.

Selwyn Road Safety Coordinator Peter Daly says drivers can make mistakes, so it’s best to be

conservative out on the roads. Not everyone is an expert, so it pays to use less speed, as long as you

are not holding people up.

“Drivers should allow enough time to get to their destination, drive with patience and avoid taking

unnecessary risks,” he says.

Holiday driving means sharing the road with a number of other cars, and often spending several hours

behind the wheel. Be courteous of other road users and stay alert, particularly around pedestrians,

cyclists and motorcyclists.

For more road safety tips visit selwyn.govt.nz. Drive safe these holidays!

Don’t be fooled by the wet

weather – prepare for the fire

season now

With summer approaching, Selwyn residents can expect hot, dry

days and an increasing risk of fire in the months ahead.

Fire and Emergency New Zealand is urging residents to be aware of

fire dangers, in spite of recent rain, as conditions can change rapidly

during hotter conditions.

Fire and Emergency Deputy Principal Rural Fire Officer Al Hutt

says it’s very likely there will be fires in the district over the summer

period, as we’ve experienced in previous years.

“Now is the perfect time to start preparing for the coming fire

season. There are some really simple things you can do now to

reduce the risk of fire at your property,” Mr Hutt says.

“When you’re working on your property or in the garden, keep

machinery well maintained to reduce potential sparks, and mow

lawns in cooler conditions.

“You should also assess the risk of fire to your property and get rid

of any shrubs, long grass or trees near your home which could burn

easily. Having an escape plan for your family and pets is also vital,”

he says.

To find out how to reduce the risk of fire at your place, visit www.

fireandemergency.nz. For information on permits and fire rules,

go to Fire and Emergency’s Check It’s Alright website at www.

checkitsalright.nz.

The Council is supporting Fire and Emergency to provide the public

with information to stay safe during the summer fire season and

provide some resources during fire incidents.

Join Selwyn Gets Ready

Sign up to Selwyn Gets Ready

to receive emergency warnings

and police messages to your

email address as well as

urgent messages which are

sent straight to your phone

for free. Sign up at www.

selwyn.getsready.net. For

more information, contact

getsready@selwyn.govt.nz or

phone (03) 347 2800.

Summer swimmers complete

10,000km charity challenge

Selwyn residents swam more than 10,000 kilometres and raised

over $1000 for charity during this year’s Swim to Summer challenge.

The Selwyn Aquatic Centre challenged locals to swim and aqua jog

a combined goal of 10,000km by the beginning of summer.

Aquatics Facilities Manager James Richmond says the main aim of

the 15 week challenge was to get more people active in the pool,

more often. The challenge was taken up by 132 participants of all

ages and abilities.

“People worked together and motivated each other to clock up an

impressive total of 10,115km,” he says. “It was great to see how

competitive the swimmers became and the weekly progress and

goals that were achieved. Prizes were awarded to those who swam

the most laps in categories for women, men and youth swimmers,

as well as most visits to the centre during the swimathon.”

The challenge aimed to raise awareness for The Mental Health

Foundation of New Zealand. The Selwyn Aquatic Centre is proud

to have fundraised a total amount of $1172.60 towards a very

important charity that hits close to home for many New Zealanders.

For more events and programmes at the Selwyn Aquatic Centre visit

facebook.com/SelwynAquaticCentre.

Local art students transform

Darfield Pool

Year 10 art students at Darfield High School, supported by their

teacher Ms Carey, have created this colourful mural for the Darfield

Pool. Titled ‘My Selwyn Life’, this arcrylic on ply mural was installed

last week, after students spent the last term working on it. Council

staff were incredibly proud to see the work come together and the

impact it had made on the space, and grateful for the contribution

the students had made to their community.

ON THE

ROADS

On the roads this week

Maintenance grading will take place in

Greendale, Leeston and Springfield.

There will be patch sealing along St John Street

on 19 December, motorists may experience

some delays.

Drainage work will be getting completed on Springs Road,

Coalgate, Rockwood Road, at Malvern Hills and Bealey Road.

Council Call

Selwyn District Council

Norman Kirk Drive, Rolleston

Ph 347 2800 or 318 8338

Rolleston Library

Rolleston Drive, Rolleston

Ph 347 2880

Darfield Library & Service Centre

1 South Terrace, Darfield

Ph 318 8338 or 347 2780

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Notices

ALCOHOL NOTICES

Memorys Trading Limited

has applied to renew its on

licence; objections are open

until 29 January 2019. For more

information head to selwyn.govt.

nz/alcoholnotices

SELWYN DISTRICT PLAN

PLAN CHANGE 54

Springfield Rural Outer Plains to

Living 2

Selwyn District Council has

accepted the Commissioner’s

Recommendation to approve

Plan Change 54 (Ballymena

Holdings Ltd).

The full text of these decisions

can be read online at www.

selwyn.govt.nz or, during

working hours at the Council’s

Rolleston Headquarters, or

electronically at any Council

service centre or library. From

the date of this notice The

Selwyn District Plan is amended

in accordance with these

decisions.

Anyone who made a submission

on Plan Change 54 may

appeal to the Environment

Court against the Council’s

decisions. Appeals must be in

the prescribed form as set out

in Form 7 and must reach the

Court within 30 working days of

receiving notice of the decision

from the Council. A copy of any

appeals must also be served on

the Council.

For further information, please

contact Benjamin Rhodes, Team

leader Strategy and Policy on

(03) 347 2800 or at P.O. Box 90,

Rolleston 7643.

(This notice is given under

Clause 10 (3) of the First

Schedule to the Resource

Management Act 1991).

MOBILE LIBRARY DATES

FOR JANUARY

Monday 7 January

Kidzfirst West Rolleston

10–10.30am

Burnham Montessori

11–11.30am

Dunsandel Childcare

12–12.30pm

Darfield Preschool and Nursery

1–1.30pm

Glentunnel Hall 3–3.30pm

Tuesday 8 January

Active Explorers Tai Tapu

10–10.30am

Whippersnappers Lincoln

10.45–11.15am

Preston Downs, Corner

Prestons/Weedons Ross Rd

12.15–12.45pm

West Melton Domain

12.45–1.30pm

West Melton Learning Centre

Summer in Selwyn and more

1.30–1.50pm

Cat’s Pyjamas West Melton

1.50–2.20pm

Wednesday 9 January

Rakaia Huts 9.30–10am

Southbridge 10.30–11.00am

Abbeyfield, Leeston 1–1.30pm

Thursday 10 January

Annabel’s West Melton

1–1.30pm

Lincoln University Early

Childhood Centre 2–2.30pm

Prebbleton Tavern 3.30-5pm

Monday 14 January

Upper Selwyn Huts 9.30–10am

Giggles and Scribbles Early

Learning Centre 10.30–11am

Prebbleton Child Care

12–12.30pm

Ako Rolleston 1–1.30pm

Bright Beginnings Montessori

Preschool 1.45–2.15pm

Selwyn Kids 2.15–2.45pm

Wednesday 16 Jan

Arthur’s Pass 11.30am–12.30pm

Castle Hill 1.40–2.15pm

Thursday 17 January

Cat’s Pyjamas Rolleston

10.15–10.45am

Active Explorers Rolleston

11–11.30am

ABC Rolleston 12.45–1.15pm

Paradise for Little Angels

1.30-2pm

There are plenty of events and activities on in Selwyn over the summer break.

Discover your backyard with our 100 Days of Summer guide – see how many activities you can

complete over the break and tag us on Instagram @sensationalselwyn.

In January, head along to one of the Selwyn Pool Parties at Southbridge, Darfield or Sheffield. There will

be inflatables, games, prizes, a sausage sizzle and DJ playing your favourite songs. Then on 2 February,

ease back into the school year at our own Floatchella Pool Party with lilos and local musicians.

The Teddy Bears’ Picnic on 16 January will be packed with family fun including Zirka Circus

performances, Pedalmania crazy bikes, storytelling, face painting, House of Bricks, bouncy castles and

toddlers’ gym. The day finishes with the famous teddy parade with great prizes up for grabs.

Join Selwyn Libraries at the Foster Park Playground every Monday and Wednesday in January for fun

activities and games. At your local library make and illustrate your own digital or paper book with Think,

Create Write or try some of our crafty ideas at PaperPlay. If games are more your thing, bring your

friends and family down for our Games Challenges.

Summer Reading BINGO is running until the 25 January, collect your BINGO card from the library. Don’t

forget you can have 24/7 access to eBooks, eAudio and eMagazines with your library card and PIN.

For more event details visit facebook.com/summerinselwyn or selwyn.govt.nz/events.

Summer in Selwyn brought to you by Selwyn District Council and proudly sponsored by Spectrum

Lighting and Sound, Faringdon and New World Rolleston.

Garden waste and scrap metal drop-off days

good for our environment

Two community garden waste and scrap metal drop-off days in Malvern and Ellesmere have collected

over 36 tonnes of garden waste which will now be composted. More than 7 tonnes of scrap metal, 104

tyres and 54 TVs for recycling were also collected at the drop-off days.

The two days were held near Leeston and Darfield, providing residents with an alternative drop off point

for their recyclables. Over the two days, nearly 180 people dropped off their garden waste, scrap metal,

tyres and electronic waste (e-waste).

New West Melton Skatepark – have your say in 2019

There’s going to be an exciting new skatepark built in West Melton in 2019!

Next year, we’ll be asking for Selwyn residents’ feedback on the skatepark’s location, design and features.

If you’re skating or scootering at one of Selwyn’s skateparks throughout the Christmas holidays, have a

think about what features you would like to have at the future West Melton facility.

We’ll be asking for your ideas and feedback in the New Year. Keep an eye on Council’s Your Say page

and Facebook for more information.

Check out Lincoln skatepark to get your ideas flowing: selwyn.govt.nz/lincolnskatepark.

Selwyn Events

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JANUARY

SUMMER IN SELWYN

WEDNESDAY

19

DECEMBER

THURSDAY

20

DECEMBER

SUMMER IN SELWYN

SUNDAYS

13, 20, 27

JANUARY

SUMMER IN SELWYN

WEDNESDAY

16

JANUARY

SUMMER IN SELWYN

SATURDAY

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FEBRUARY

Under $200 exhibition

Selwyn Gallery, Darfield

Selwyn Gallery’s 20th Anniversary

concludes with a summer exhibition

featuring a collection priced at under

$200. The exhibition features works

by 2017 and 2018 premier award

winners, Louise McHaffie and Henry

Turner. It will feature more than 40

works. For more information head to

selwyngallery.co.nz

‘Keeping it Green’ The

annual members cash and

carry exhibition

Down by the Liffey Gallery, Lincoln.

Browse the artworks, buy something

that tickles your fancy and take it home

immediately. A great variety of wellpriced

artworks - excellent gift ideas.

Christmas Pool Party

Selwyn Aquatic Centre, 2–4pm

Come along and celebrate the festive

season at the Selwyn Aquatic Centre.

There’s lots of fun to be had with big

inflatables, a colouring in competition

and a visit from Santa Claus himself!

Normal pool admissions apply.

Activities in the main pool are for

competent swimmers 8yrs and older.

Christmas Twilight Market

Lincoln Green, 4–7pm

Brought to you by the Lincoln Farmers

and Craft Market, the Christmas

Twilight Market will feature the

Selwyn Community Choir, activities,

entertainment for the children, and

produce and handmade craft stalls to

finish off your Christmas shopping.

Pool Parties

Sheffield, Darfield and

Southbridge Pools, 2–4pm

Head to your local pool for a party!

The DJ will be playing your favourite

songs, with inflatables, games,

prizes, a sausage sizzle and loads of

fun. Sheffield Pool Party: Sunday 13

January, Darfield Pool Party: Sunday

20 January, Southbridge Pool Party:

Sunday 27 January.

Teddy Bears’ Picnic

Rolleston Community Centre and

Reserve, 11am–1pm

Dress up your favourite teddy and

pack a picnic! The Teddy Bears’

Picnic will be jam-packed with family

fun. The day will be wrapped up with

the famous Teddy parade.

Floatchella Pool Party

Selwyn Aquatic Centre, 2–5pm

Ease back into the school year with

our first ever Floatchella event! Bring

your friends along for some summer

fun. Relax on lilos while you listen

to your favourite tunes played by a

variety of local musicians. Normal

pool admissions apply. Activities

in the main pool are for competent

swimmers only.

For information on listing a community event visit

www.selwyn.govt.nz/councilcall

Leeston Library & Service Centre

19 Messines Street, Leeston

Ph 347 2871

Lincoln Library & Service Centre

Gerald Street, Lincoln

Ph 347 2876

(03) 347 2800

Darfield call free 318 8338

www.selwyn.govt.nz

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SUMMER FUN AND HOLIDAY GUIDE

SELWYN TIMES

Seven awesome

daycations

You won’t be bored this summer with

plenty of fun activities and events on offer

in Canterbury. If you are staying at home

these holidays, there’s no need to miss out

– just plan your outings with a series of

daycations – mini one-day vacations. Pack

a picnic, swim gear, sun lotion, the kids, the

dog, and make a day of it!

1. For a fun day out at the trots, there are

two events scheduled for the Interislander

Summer Festival Motukarara Trots, on 29

Dec and 27 Jan (10am start).

2. Pack a picnic, grab a kite, and enjoy a

family fun day out at the Deep South Kite

Day at New Brighton Beach on 26 Jan 2019,

1pm-4pm. Join in the beach dig, try some

fun beach sports with Sport Canterbury

and watch the kites soar on the sea breeze.

3. Check out the Mega Bouncy Fun Day

at Ferrymead Heritage Park on Sat 19 Jan

2019 from 10am. Have a fun out day with

the children – suitable for younger kids

through to big kids at heart. Fun for all

with tram rides, pony rides, face painting,

glitter tattoos and balloon twisting. Entry

fees apply.

4. Take a drive to the Little River A&P

Show at the Little River Domain on 19

January 2019 from 8am-4pm. There’ll be

family friendly with entertainment for

all the kids - big and small - and animals

COOKIE TIME MCFLURRY

Enjoy delicious crunchy Cookie

Time Cookie pieces, on top our

creamy soft serve.

galore, local produce, food stalls, prizes,

photographs, old machines, new machines,

and pony rides.

5. Dance away your Sunday afternoons

or just sit back and listen to a variety of

music performers and genres at Live At the

Point at the Godley House Site on every

Sunday from 13 Jan to 3rd Mar at 2.30pm

– 4.30pm. Take the ferry from Lyttelton

to Diamond Harbour, bring a picnic, do a

bush walk and take in the surrounds of the

Banks Peninsula.

6. Wear old clothes and take part in a

sumptuous explosion of colours at the

Christchurch Holi-Festival of Colours at

North Hagley Park Events Village on 2

Feb 2019 from 10am-4pm. Dance to music

from various DJs, enjoy traditional Indian

games, cultural performances and festive

Holi delicacies.

7. Take guided walks with Doc Ranger

and explore Kura Tawhiti Castle Hill

at 10:30am daily or Devil’s Punchbowl

Arthur’s Pass village at 1.30pm daily.To

book please contact the Arthur’s Pass

National Park Visitors Centre on +64 3 318

9211 or arthurspassvc@doc.govt.nz

With even more on offer over summer

there are fun times in store to extend

the festive season. For more events visit:

www.eventfinda.co.nz

TAKE SUMMER

WITH YOU

THE HOKEY POKEY SHAKE!

Creamy, fresh milk ingredients and

hokey pokey flavoured syrup. It’s so

thick it barely makes it up the straw.

State Highway 1, Rolleston (03) 347 1620

Open 24 hours Locally owned and operated

Available after 10:30am at participating restaurants for a limited time.

$ 2

THE CHOC TOP CONE

Classic Macca’s soft

serve inside a delicious

waffle cone, dipped in

your choice of dark or

white choc made with

Nestlé Milkybar.

Events in Selwyn

12 Dec 2018 – 30 Dec 2018,

8.30pm – 12:00am

christchurch christmas

Lightshow 650 shands road,

christchurch Visit this year’s white

Christmas theme and one of the largest

synchronised lightshows in New Zealand.

Entry $5.

20 Dec 2018, 4pm – 7pm

LiNcoLN Farmers’ & craFts

christmas twiLight

marKet Amazing craft and produce

stalls including art, jewellery, handmade

toys, plants, breads, cheeses, pies, cookies,

flowers, children’s clothes with special

appearance by the Selwyn Community

Choir. Entry free.

26 Dec 2018 – suN 6 JaN 2019,

11am – 5pm

Xmas carNiVaL rolleston

reserve, tennyson st,

rolleston, selwyn Excitement, fun,

and family entertainment for all the family

with rides to cater for all ages.

12 JaN, 2019 10am – 4pm

arthur’s pass summer Fete

Raising funds for the YMCA Arthur’s Pass

Outdoor Education Centre. Featuring

music, stalls second hand goods, locally

made crafts and environmentally

friendly products; light refreshments;

a raffle with some amazing prizes

and fun games and activities running

throughout the day for all the family.

Check out their Facebook page.

13 JaN, 10am

roLLestoN eNVirotowN

marKet A monthly market, which

is dedicated to selling local products

like seasonal produce (also organic

when available), plants and crafts

made by local people.

16 JaN, 2019

teDDY Bears’ picNic

rolleston community centre &

reserve. Dress up your favourite teddy

and pack a picnic! Jam-packed with family

fun, lots of fun activities and including the

famous Teddy parade. Postponement date

of 17 Jan.

19 JaN, 4pm – 9pm

LoNe goat ViNeYarDwiNe

ruN Exercise, Fancy Dress and

Wine followed by a party, with live

entertainment. R18. Run or walk

5km or 10km you with a wine tasting

approximately every kilometre.

3, 10, 17, & 24 FeB

moNth oF suNDaYs Relax,

unwind and recharge at the Lincoln

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SUMMER FUN AND HOLIDAY GUIDE

Swim safe this summer

Summer’s here and with it hot days are

on the horizon. Selwyn has a great range of

spots you can visit if you want to stay cool

this summer.

Stay cool at

your local pool

If you’re just looking for a quick dip or

you want to make a day of it, Southbridge

Pool is the place to go. It has two outdoor

pools, picnic areas, shade sails, and even a

hydro-slide; it’s fun for the whole family.

Darfield has a pool complex with a 25-metre

outdoor pool and two indoor pools and

Sheffield has a lane pool and paddling pool.

The Selwyn Aquatic Centre in Rolleston

is also a great place for kids to make a

splash. The fun lanes in the main pool will

have activities happening 2–4pm daily,

including big inflatables, paddleboats and

inflatable toys. On Saturday 2 February

ease back into the school year at our own

Floatchella Pool Party. Relax on lilos while

you listen to your favourite tunes played by

amazing local musicians.

Local pools at Southbridge, Darfield and

Sheffield Pools with also be having pool

parties in January with inflatables, games,

prizes, a sausage sizzle and DJ playing

your favourite songs. Pool Parties proudly

sponsored by Faringdon.

Visit selwyn.govt.nz for more pools and

event details

Lakes and rivers suitable for

swimming vary in water height

and quality by the season and over

summer. Swimming holes and

places for a cool dip may be found

in the:

Selwyn River at Coes Ford,

Chamberlain’s Ford, Whitecliffs and

Glentunnel.

• Waimakariri River, a fast flowing river

so avoid the main channels especially when

the river is high, looking instead for a

quieter flowing area.

• The high country lakes, which may offer

the opportunity for a quick albeit cold dip.

(Check Ecan’s Facebook page: www.

facebook.com/canterburyrecwater for

water quality.)

Bays and Beaches ideal for a

great day out include:

• Akaroa – a tidal beach in town, at

Children’s Bay (a short walk away), and

across the harbour at Wainui.

• Eastern Bays – Port Levy, Pigeon

Bay, Little Akaloa, Okains Bay (bookings

essential for those camping), and Le Bons

Bay.

• Lyttelton Harbour – Corsair Bay,

Cass Bay, Governor’s Bay, Charteris Bay,

Diamond Harbour, Purau and Camp Bay.

• Pegasus Bay – Taylor’s Mistake and

Sumner through to Waikuku are great for

swimming and surfing when the surf is on.

Head to your local

pool for a party!

Sheffield Pool Party:

Sunday 13 Jan

Darfield Pool Party:

Sunday 20 Jan

Southbridge Pool Party:

Sunday 27 Jan

DJ Rookjay will be playing your

favourite songs, with inflatables, games,

prizes, a sausage sizzle and loads of fun.

Floatchella Pool Party:

Saturday 2 Feb

Selwyn Aquatic Centre

The perfect chance to chill out before

school starts back! The big inflatables

will be up, lilos, food and amazing local

musicians.

Normal pool admissions apply.

Activities in the main pool are for

competent swimmers 8yrs+.

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Visit this summer to have some fun or keep fit over the Christmas break.

For the kids

There’s something for all ages, including toddlers’ pool, leisure pool with

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paddleboats available daily from 2–4pm.

For grown-ups

Whether you are swimming lengths in the main pool, having fun with the

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Normal hours resume from 5 January:

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Focus shifts from numbers to

performance in dairy sector

The shape of New Zealand’s dairy sector

continues to evolve, with the latest data

showing a shift to fewer dairy herds and a

greater focus on their performance.

According to the New Zealand Dairy

Statistics 2017-18 report, published by

DairyNZ and Livestock Improvement

Corporation (LIC), there were 11,590 dairy

herds last season – 158 fewer than the

previous season.

This was the third year of decreasing herd

numbers, but the average herd size did

increase by 17 cows to 431. The total 2017-

18 cow population was 4.99 million, an

increase of 2.7 per cent from the previous

season but still below the peak population

of more than 5.01 million cows in the 2014-

15 season.

In Canterbury, the data showed there

were 1191 herds, with a total of 952,363

cows, and an average of 800 cows per

herd. New Zealand’s total number of herds

was 11,950, with 4,992,914 cows, and the

average number of cows per herd, 431.

DairyNZ senior economist Matthew

Newman said despite last year’s challenging

spring weather, milk

production was

only slightly

decreased.

“Dairy companies

processed 20.7 billion

litres of milk last season,

containing 1.84 billion

kilograms of milksolids – down 0.6

per cent on the previous season,” Mr

Newman said.

“Farmers benefitted from

favourable late summer and

autumn conditions, so a number

of the regions were able to milk

their herd longer into the new

year, which supported reasonable

production for the year.”

Sharemilking arrangements

were down by 44 herds from the

previous season.

“Herds under sharemilking arrangements

have declined from 36 per cent in 2008-09

to 27 per cent of herds in 2017-18. This

movement from sharemilking to contract

milking is driven by people wanting greater

certainty of milk income that contract

milking provides,” Mr Newman said.

The report also showed a surge in the

uptake of herd improvement services, as

farmers seek higher-performing and more

efficient dairy cows through the use of herd

testing and artificial breeding (AB).

A total of 71.1 per cent of New Zealand

herds were herd tested (8242 herds), up

from 64.3 per cent (7557) in 2016-17. Total

cows herd tested was 3.62 million, up from

3.21 million last season and close to the

record level of 3.65 million in 2014-15.

LIC general manager NZ Markets

Malcolm Ellis said this reflects a shift to

precision agriculture, as farmers work to

optimise their systems.

“The days of significant cow growth may

be over and we know that farmers are more

focused on productivity and efficiency.

Without doubt, farmers are wanting to

know more about the production status of

the cows they milk, gain more confidence

about their parentage and certainly invest

appropriately to breed superior livestock

into the future.”

While the number of cows mated to AB

had a nominal increase of 1.01 per cent, the

number of yearlings mated to AB jumped

up 17 per cent on the previous season,

which Mr Ellis said reflected farmers

identifying every opportunity to maximise

the rate of genetic gain.

Genetic gain is worth upwards of $200

million to the New Zealand dairy sector

each year.

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PETS & PAWS

Travelling

with your pet

If you are heading on a road trip with your pet this summer,

make sure you plan ahead. This will ensure the comfort and

safety of everyone in the car, whether two legs or four.

Before setting off on your

adventure, take your pet on

several short car trips. This is

especially important if you want

to take your cat away with you, as

cats aren’t usually the greatest of

travel buddies! Building up your

pet’s familiarity with the car and

transport will help your pet get

used to what’s ahead. During this

training period, make sure you head

to places which are fun for your pet,

rather than just going to places they

may not enjoy, like the vet! This

approach will help your pet associate car

trips with having fun.

A moving animal in a car can also distract

or disrupt the driver, which is potentially

extremely dangerous. If there is a collision,

an unrestrained animal is at risk of

injuring themselves, and everyone else in

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t h e

car too. Having the correct restraints, such

as a pet seatbelt or car seat, also prevents

your pet from jumping out of the window.

You can find both of these at most pet

stores.

Remember that while travel or new

places is exciting for people, it can be

unsettling for your pet. A collar with

identity tags is important in case your pet

gets lost, and a microchip is vital - it can

be the difference between being reunited

with your pet, and losing your pet forever.

For more information

visit: www.spca.nz.

Five tips to a

safer Christmas

with your pet

Christmas is a great time to spend not only with our

family but also with our pets. It can also be a dangerous

time for them so check out these five tips from Pawshake

to keep your pet safe during this festive time of the year.

1. Dangerous

foods Be careful

with chocolate,

raisins, grapes and

macadamia nuts:

these are toxic to

our furry friends.

Alcohol is also

potentially very

dangerous: an

excessive intake can

even lead to a coma.

2. Flowers and

plants Christmas

star, mistletoe,

holly, and lilies are

poisonous for your

pet, so keep them well out of reach, or

rather do not have them in the house at all.

3. Christmas lights & decorations

Be sure to keep the cables out of reach and

turn off all Christmas lights as soon as you

leave the room. These can pose a danger

to curious dogs, rabbits, rodents or kittens

and puppies that love to chew on new

things.

4. Fireworks Fireworks around New

Year’s eve, as well as Christmas crackers,

candles and other fireworks can super

scary for your pet. Make absolutely sure

that your furry friend is at a safe distance

from these loud noises at all times.

5. Stress Go for a walk during the day

with your dog to help it burn some energy,

make sure your cat receives enough play

and cuddle time and always provide a quiet

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HOME PROFESSIONALS

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Specialising in custom-made shade

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Business is mostly generated through

word of mouth, company owner Mark

Levey says, and he thanks all those that have

referred Shadecraft to other customers.

The products are of the highest standard

and Mark is always available and generally

on site during installation to ensure things

run smoothly.

One of Shadecraft’s most sought-after

products, Mark says, has been the Eclipse

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protected from all weather, but still lets in

the natural light.

Shade sails are another popular choice.

These provide protection from the sun

while also visually enhancing the area

and offering ambiance for those social

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Other options available from Shadecraft

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HOME PROFESSIONALS

Add space to your home

with a modern conservatory

Most people when they think of a

conservatory have the image of an oldschool

hot house. But that’s not how they

are these days.

Locally owned Christchurch company

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conservatories and windbreaks.

Incorporating products like double-glazing

and Therma-panel roofing systems, these

conservatories or windbreaks can often be

better insulated and more comfortable all

year round than clients’ existing homes.

UDR offers a complete design and

build package and the entire service is

no obligation. If a consent is needed they

can organise that, but in some cases UDR

can add on extra space without council

consent.

The actual build time for one of UDR’s

conservatories or windbreaks is normally

two to three days, with little to no mess,

and at the end of it you are left with a

bigger home for a lot less cost than adding

an extension on to your home, with the job

being completed in a lot less time.

UDR has worked on projects from

$10,000 up to $150,000, so there is no job

too big or too small. The company receives

over 60 per cent of its business from repeat

or referred customers, which shows its

commitment to customer service.

Owner and manager Kelly Tyson has

grown up in Christchurch, and it was

the issue of not having many still days in

summer that prompted the company to

launch into the market of conservatories

and windbreaks. UDR was already a

market leader in replacing aluminium

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Kelly wanted homeowners to add not just a

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feel like they are outside while escaping the

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Foil the burglars - keep

your home secure these

holidays

For many families, the Christmas and

school holidays are the time to head off on

a summer break, leaving the house empty.

But, before you shut the door behind you,

take some time to check that everything

is secure, so you don’t return to find that

an intruder has made it even emptier by

stealing your valuable belongings.

Make sure all windows and doors are

securely locked – sliding doors need to have

vertical bolts top and bottom to prevent

them being lifted off the tracks.

Don’t leave electronic and computer

equipment in plain sight and secure smaller

items of value such as jewellery in a lock

box or safe, and if practicable, bolt the safe

to the floor so it can’t be removed.

It’s tempting to pull curtains and drapes

across the window when you go away on

holiday, but it’s not a good idea. Rather

it’s a clear indication that no-one is home,

presenting an invitation to would-be

burglars to try their luck. Leave them open.

Bundles of circulars poking out of the

letterbox are another pointer to an empty

residence, so ask a friend or neighbour to

clear them regularly. NZ Post can stop mail

deliveries while you are away – you can

apply for the service online or in-store.

A neglected property also presents a

potential target for burglars, so if you are

planning to be away for several weeks, get

someone to mow the lawns and keep weeds

down.

Timers on a few lights so they come on in

the evening will also make the house look

occupied, while another trick is to leave a

radio on. Movement sensor lights at the

outside doors and in dark spots around the

home are another useful deterrent.

If you are leaving your car at home, take

out any valuables, lock it and lock the

garage. If you have to leave the car on the

street, park it in a well-lit area.

Even though you are excited about the

trip, avoid using social media to tell your

friends and family about it and updating

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And of course, don’t leave spare keys

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HOME PROFESSIONALS

Choosing a barbecue

Gone are the days when choosing a

barbecue was an easy task. Now, with

summer upon us, it is time to think

seriously about either replacing that old

version that is rusting away in the back yard

or buying your first one to make the most

of the fine weather and the opportunity to

cook outdoors.

There are so many different ones that

making a decision can be difficult. The first

step is having a think about what you will

use the barbecue for.

If you will usually be cooking for your

family you don’t need the largest version

in the show room with all the bells and

whistles. If however you are often the host

for large family functions or get-togethers

with friends, then that might be just what

you need and they often include roasting,

smoking and baking options.

For some people having a portable one is

the perfect choice. You can use it at home

but also put it in the car and take it with you

when you are camping or going for a picnic

at the beach. Some versions have removable

legs so it can sit neatly on a picnic or

outdoor table. They are also a great choice

if you only have a small outdoor patio or

courtyard.

The two basic barbecue designs are the

round kettle which uses both direct and

indirect heat or the flat top grip which

cooks using direct heat only.

Another important question is budget

and prices can vary. Often the cheaper

versions are made from painted steel so will

not last as long as those made from powder

coated or stainless steel. Also think about

the cost of accessories when working out a

budget. Extras like rotisseries, side burners,

built in thermometers, hood lights and

glass windows can all add to the cost.

Whether you are upgrading or buying

your first barbecue it pays to pre-plan what

you are looking for before you visit your

local retailer and also ask the salesperson

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Making outdoor living spaces

a dream come true

The next few months will hopefully deliver

many hot, summery days for us to enjoy, but

even when temperatures are high during the

day, Canterbury nights can be quite cool and

breezy.

However, we can still spend time relaxing

comfortably outdoors in the evenings,

thanks to the creative expertise and quality

workmanship provided by The Outdoor

Space Ltd.

A family owned and operated business

based in Rolleston, The Outdoor Space Ltd

designs and builds outdoor wood and gas

fires, firepits, and outdoor kitchens including

pizza ovens.

As owner Aaron Bartlett explains, “We can

design and build an outdoor space to bring

the indoor living outside. This can include

an outdoor kitchen with built-in barbecue,

sink, oven and pizza oven, and a fire or

fire pit surrounded by permanent built-in

seating.

“The fires can be plastered or bricked,

or we can do stonework with riverstone or

schist or any type of stone the client would

like, so their outdoor area is completely

individual.”

For shade on those hot summer days,

Aaron and his team can also build a pergola

to go over the top of the seating.

In fact, the possibilities for outdoor living

are endless. For example, imagine relaxing

with family and friends in a sunken spa

installed into a hardwood deck, in front of an

open fire with native planting around it and

maybe a screen fence to keep out the wind.

“If the client has a dream we can build it,”

says Aaron, “and we do nearly all this work

ourselves so we don’t need to use a lot of

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“While landscaping can be expensive,”

he adds, “if it’s done right it’s like adding

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Motoring

Local

News

Now

Volvo’s XC40 receives many accolades

Fire rages, homes at risk

• By Ross Kiddie • Price – Volvo XC40 T4,

THE NEW Zealand Motoring

$59,990

Writers’ Guild Car of the Year

• Dimensions – Length,

award is taken very seriously by

4425mm; width, 1863mm;

the members, and the motoring

height, 1652mm

industry in general.

• Configuration – Fourcylinder,

front-wheel-

I’ve been involved in the voting

process since 1988, and have yet

drive, 1969cc, 140kW,

to see a winner that I didn’t think

300Nm, eight-speed

was worthy of the title.

automatic

For 2018, Volvo’s XC40 was

• Performance –

a worthy finalist, and as recent

0-100km/h, 8.4sec

history has served to prove, it

• Fuel usage – 6.8l/100km

didn’t win the title, that went to

Subaru’s Forester, but the XC40

when asked to accelerate, but the

has many other accolades to its

VOLVO XC40: Three-model range.

Momentum keeps pace easily and

credit, including European Car of

is an absolute joy to drive with

the Year for 2018.

model (Inscription) at $67,900, type side panels with a soft cloth relatively quick movement.

It doesn’t surprise me that the while the R-Design (4WD) sits at insert, they feel good to be in It will reach 100km/h from

XC40 was nominated for our $72,900.

and don’t store the cold on those a standstill in 8.4sec and will

award, it is all that you could Putting these figures into frosty Canterbury mornings. make 120km/h from 80km/h in

want from a sport utility vehicle, context, you can save a lot of cash There is perhaps one other 5.5sec. For the record, Volvo lists

and represents all of the values if you don’t need four-wheeldrive

and don’t need all of the to be addressed in terms of variants.

important feature that needs a 230km/h top speed for all XC40

Volvo incorporates during the

manufacturing process.

bells and whistles that Volvo does description, the Momentum On the subject of figures, Volvo

Regular readers will remember so well as a luxury car maker. model has engine power outputs claims a 6.8-litre per 100km

my evaluation of the top-of-theline

R-Design model in these model doesn’t miss out on much, same turbocharged 2-litre, four-

usage average for the Momentum.

Saying that, the entry-level lower than the R-Design. It’s the (42mpg) combined cycle fuel

columns in July, I’ve now been it still gets all of the safety gear cylinder power plant, but instead That sits well with the readout on

fortunate enough to drive a that you’d expect form Volvo, of having 182kW and 350Nm, the evaluation car. It was sitting

model from the other end of the along with a good level of it gets figures of 140kW and constantly at around 8l/100km

scale, the $59,900 two-wheeldrive

Momentum variant, and convenience.

Don’t be put off by that, I drove (45mpg) instantaneous usage

features that favour comfort and 300Nm.

(35mpg) with a 6.2l/100km

for my money it is the pick of the If you are like me and don’t the Momentum for a week and figure at 100km/h, the engine well

bunch.

rate leather trim as a priority, the there was never a point when I in the leisure zone turning over at

Bear in mind, too, that there is textile seats in the Momentum felt it needed more power. Sure just 1600rpm.

also a four-wheel-drive mid-spec are glorious. They have vinyl-

the R-Design is angry and feisty If you take note of the points

at where the power figures are

developed – 1400rpm for torque

almost meeting the point of

peak power (4700rpm) – then

you can genuinely believe there

is a perfectly acceptable power

delivery.

The feel of turbo boost is

strong and drive through

an eight-speed automatic

transmission is smooth and

controlled. There are also four

drive modes, from sport to

economy, which you can utilise

depending on each journey.

The XC40 drives quietly and

smoothly, and that is a prerequisite

of all cars from the

Volvo stable. I took the test car

on a loop from Motukarara

to Hororata, there are several

tricky corners on that route yet

the XC40 is comfortable in a

corner and handles with all of the

characteristics of the modern-day

SUV.

The XC40 is relatively new to

the New Zealand market and

joins a high-profile SUV line-up

from the Volvo stable.

I can easily see why it has been

seen favourably by the critics,

and that exposure trickles down

to the choices buyers make when

they are looking for a purchase.

If I was an SUV buyer then the

XC40 would certainly be near the

top of my list.


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Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi

MY PRIDE AND JOY

SELWYN TIMES

Muscle Car Madness is on again

There’s just five weeks to go until the 29th

year of Muscle Car Madness. This family

oriented event held annually at Rangiora’s

A&P Showgrounds, will have well over

1,000 cars on display.

The show is famous for its amazing array

of cars and associated man cave goodies.

Everything from hot rods, street machines

and muscle cars through to all the classics

you remember from the past will be there;

custom vans and Volkswagens mixing with

Holdens, Falcons and Valiants.

This year, Muscle Car Madness will be

celebrating the 90 year anniversary of

the Model A Ford (1928 to 1931) with a

special area allocated for these machines,

just through the main gate and to the left

towards the trade stalls. Whether your car

is original, restored or hot rodded, it is

welcome. Nearby will also be a designated

‘cars for sale’ spot, at no extra charge.

On the Saturday, the retro ‘Rockabilly’

pageant will be on again and a model car

display on the Sunday, along with hundreds

of trade and craft stalls as well as a ‘kids’ fun

zone with an amazing array of food available

all weekend.

Don’t forget the awesome one-off

American printed event T shirts. Pick one

up early as they normally sell out.

Muscle Car Madness will have plenty of

live bands throughout the weekend to keep

everyone entertained. They will include

Cherry Divine from Brisbane and several

children’s school rock bands.

The highlight last year, was the newly

revamped burn-out competition which is on

again, brought to you by Stadium Finance.

With several virtual ‘professional’ cars

being shipped directly from Australia last

year, the word has spread and this year there

will be quite an influx of cars from all over

the country with a lot less junk and more

dedicated cars.

The organisations, NZ Burn-outs and

Lack-A-Traction will both be well supported.

Kick off will be 12 noon on Saturday with

the finals run on Sunday at 1pm.

Remember if you have a ‘pride and joy’

in good condition, which you would like to

share with the world, you are welcome to

pay the standard spectator entry fee ($18)

and display your vehicle. If you are early, you

could be lucky enough to get into the main

arena. If not you will be sent to the second

gate which will take you into the second

show area.

Muscle Car Madness will be held over

the public weekend of Saturday 26th and

Sunday 27th January, between 10am and

5pm. Cost of entry for adults is $18, and

children under 15 are free, with two day

passes available at the gate for $30 (public

hours only). For more information phone

3478-388 or email: musclecarmadnessnz@

gmail.com.

Local t bucket powered by supercharged

Chevrolet 350; built by Adam Thompson

(photo courtesy of Coldart Photography)

Last year’s winner, Sambo’s ‘blown’

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courtesy of Coldart Photography)

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Wednesday December 19 2018 33

MOTORCARE PROFESSIONALS

Sadly, as more people head out on the

roads over the Christmas and summer

holiday period, the number of motoring

accidents seem to rise too.

A moment’s lapse in concentration is all

that is needed to send your vehicle off the

road or into the path of another. Excessive

speed and dangerous manoeuvres also

create the potential for disaster. The result

can be serious injury or death for those

involved.

Help keep yourself and your family safe

this festive season by ensuring your vehicle

and any you tow are in good condition

with:

• a current warrant or certificate of fitness;

• sufficient tread on the tyres;

• brakes which are up to the job; and

• lights and blinkers correctly working

and adjusted.

Adopting a patient and relaxed approach

when driving will also make a difference.

Pop on some music and settle in for a

comfortable drive enjoying the trip rather

than falling into the trap of frenetically

passing everyone in sight so you can reach

your destination as quickly as possible.

Wildly overtaking every vehicle driving

under the speed limit or slower than desired

only increases the potential for driver error,

and head-on crashes are one of the highest

causes of death on the roads.

Safe driving includes:

• overtaking only when it is safe to do

so and never when there is a bend ahead

with insufficient time to complete the

manoeuvre safely;

Safer summer driving

• focussing on the road and not getting

distracted by happenings inside or outside

the vehicle;

• not using a cell phone to text or call

people whilst driving;

• driving to the conditions so if wet

slowing down, taking bends at a suitable

speed and not crossing over the centre line

such as to straighten a curve in the road;

• showing courtesy to other drivers on

the road including pulling over to let faster

vehicles overtake safely; and

• not driving when under the influence

of alcohol or drugs, including personal

medication which might cause drowsiness.

Other safety tips include:

• ensuring everyone in the vehicle is

buckled up before moving off;

• having headrests at the right height for

each person – the top is level or above the

top of the person’s head;

• keeping the inside and outside of your

windscreen clean; and

• turning on headlights if visibility is so

poor you cannot clearly see 100 metres

ahead and of course 30 minutes after sunset

until 30 minutes before sunrise.

A defensive driving approach is being

alert to potential dangers, like slowing

when passing a vehicle stopped on the

road’s edge and covering the brake when

travelling through a blind intersection.

Remember too to keep an eye out for

motorcyclists, cyclists and pedestrians not

to mention any stray stock on the road.

Drive safely so you have a great motoring

festive season.

Pull over to

let faster

vehicles

overtake

safely.

Ensure

sufficient

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ahead when

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Keep to

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Keeping it Green

Wednesday-Thursday,

11.30am-2.30pm, and Friday-

Sunday, 10am-4pm

The Annual Members Cash

and Carry Exhibition has

started at the community art

gallery. Browse the artworks,

buy something and take it

home immediately. A variety

of artworks are on display. The

exhibition will be open until

January 13.

Down by the Liffey Gallery, 1

James St, Lincoln

No 38 (Wigram) Squadron

Air Training Corps

Wednesday, 6.45pm

The corps are recruiting

now for next year. For more

information, visit www.

facebook.com/38SqnATC

43 Corsair Drive,

Wigram

Carols at the Cottage

Wednesday, 6.45-9pm

Spend an evening with

friends, neighbours and

family. There will be a night

market from 7pm, best-dressed

Christmas-themed award,

giveaways from 8pm and carols

at 8.30pm.

Prebbleton Community

Cottage, corner of Blakes and

Springs Rds

find your

groove

ballet

hiphop

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Monday to Saturday

Preschool to Advanced

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5pm each Wednesday

contemporary

Christmas Twilight Market

Thursday, 4-7pm

Brought to you by the Lincoln

Farmers and Craft Market, the

Christmas Twilight Market will

feature the Selwyn Community

Choir, activities, entertainment

for the children, and produce

and handmade craft stalls

to finish off your Christmas

shopping.

Lincoln Green, Lincoln

Christmas Storytime

Thursday, 6-7pm

Go along for a special evening

Storytime for all the family.

Celebrate Christmas with stories,

songs and lots of fun. Sessions

are aimed at two to seven-yearolds,

but all ages welcome.

Bookings essential at www.

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Rolleston Library, 94 Rolleston

Drive

Justice of the Peace Clinics

Rolleston – Monday, noon-

1pm, and Lincoln – Tuesday,

10am-1pm​

A justice of the peace will

be available for members of

the community to witness

signatures and documents,

certify document copies, hear

oaths, declarations, affidavits

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CHRISTMAS POOL PARTY: Go along to the Selwyn Aquatic Centre today from 2-4pm for a

Christmas party in the pool. The big inflatable will be out and Santa will be there too. Normal

pool admissions apply. Activities in the main pool are for competent swimmers aged

eight-years and older. The aquatic centre is at 71 Broadlands Drive, Rolleston.

or affirmations as well as sign

citizenship, sponsorship or rates

rebates applications.

Rolleston Library, 94 Rolleston

Drive, and Lincoln Library, 22

Gerald St

Mahjong Beginners Group

Tuesdays, 1-3pm

Go along to play mahjong with

the beginners group.

Lincoln Library, 22 Gerald St

& Motorlodge

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Markets:

West Melton Market: Saturday,

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Call 03 354 6228 or 0274 836 265

9am-noon. St Paul’s Church.

Darfield Market: Saturday,

9am-1pm, opposite Challenge

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Lincoln Farmers and Craft

Market: Saturday, 10am-1pm,

Gerald St.

Running groups:

Lincoln Road Runners:

Tuesday registration from

5.40pm starts at 6pm. 3km

or 6km events. Starts outside

Coffee Culture on Gerald St.

3km or 6km options. Gold coin

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Ellesmere Road Runners:

Wednesday registration from

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6km walk or run. Starts from

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Foster Park run: Saturday

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Gardening

Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi

Local

News

Now

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Fire rages, homes at risk

Be prepared for the summer heat

AROMA: Many lavender varieties are available in shades of

mauve, lilac, pink and white.

AS WE HEAD into another

summer it’s time to take a critical

look at your garden and decide

how you’re going to prepare it for

the coming heat.

Some steps are obvious. Check

watering systems and hoses to

make sure they’re working. Buy

and replace worn fittings.

Remove competing weeds and

spread new mulch over garden

beds – but don’t make your mulch

layer so thick and dense that it

ends up acting as a barrier to

water penetration.

Next, check the actual plants

and see if it’s worth removing

some and replacing them with

heat-hardy varieties.

There are extensive lists of

drought tolerant plants on

websites and in books.

Many plants, too, carry labels

that indicate their drought

hardiness.

Don’t forget, though, that every

plant no matter how hardy –

needs to be given supplementary

water in its first few weeks.

And it’s important for this

water to be applied at the base of

the plant, so that it gets into the

existing root system.

Here are some drought-hardy

plant suggestions:

Mediterranean plants like

lavender have evolved to handle

dry conditions.

Many lavender varieties are

available, with a range of flower

colours in shades of mauve, lilac,

pink and white.

Lavenders prefer drier

conditions and respond well to

regular, light pruning.

If soil is acidic (areas where

azaleas grow well) sprinkle some

lime around the base every couple

of years.

Lots of natives that are classed

as low water users add beautiful

touches to the garden.

Hebe diosmifolia forms a tidy,

compact mound that smothers

itself with lavender or white

flowers in spring and summer.

And the many manuka cultivars

offer a range of sizes to suit any

garden.

Because these plants are

susceptible to sooty mould

caused by sap-sucking insects, it’s

HARDY:

Native plants

such as

pohutukawa

can survive

with little

watering.

recommended that they are given

a clean-up spray now.

Other native plants such

as coprosma, pohutukawa

and karaka (Corynocarpus

laevigatus) can survive with little

supplementary watering.

And many of the fashionable

structural plants those that are

grown for the dramatic effect of

their leaves and shape, rather than

their flowers require minimal

extra watering.

Astelia, Poor Knight’s lily,

cycads, yuccas and birds of

paradise are some suggestions.

Of course succulents, which

have evolved to store water, are

renowned for their drought

hardiness, and there’s a wide

range available these days.

They don’t all look like cacti

– even the gloriously perfumed,

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The Intelligro team would like to take this opportunity to

thank you all for your support through 2018. We have

had a challenging year with the ongoing roadworks

around us, and we want to extend a huge thank you

for your patience through this time.

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a

happy and safe holiday period.

Our team have our shop open at the following

times through Christmas and New Year.

IntellIgro ChrIstmas hours:

Monday 24th December 8am – 4pm

Tuesday 25th & Wednesday 26th December Closed

Thursday 27th December 8am – 5pm

Friday 28th December 8am – 5pm

Saturday 29th December 8am – 5pm

Sunday 30th December 9am – 4pm

Monday 31st December 8am – 4pm

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Li ter library

Problem areas for li ter

revealed

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New Brighton surf club opts

to rebuild on new site

TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2018 www.star.kiwi

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• By Sophie Cornish

WORKSAFE NEW Zealand

has b en a proached in a bid to

fina ly repair the potholes in New

Brighton’s Hawke St car park.

Coastal-Burw od Ward city

counci lor David East wants

WorkSafe to pre sure the car

park’s private owners into

repairing the potholes which are

a “trip and vehicle” hazard.

WorkSafe chief inspector

a se sment southern Da ren

Handforth said it may be able to

take action under the Health and

Safety at Work Act 2015, “as a

person conducting a busine s or

undertaking.”

Mr Handforth said WorkSafe

is aware of the concerns raised by

Cr East abou the car park.

“WorkSafe has completed

an a se sment visi to the site

and is engaging with the owner

to advise them that it is their

responsibility to manage their

risks a propriately.”

Different parts of the car park

are owned by various people

and the Coastal-Burw od

Community Board recently

wrote to them about its concerns

around health and safety.

Cr East said the bi gest i sue

in the past has b en ge ting in

touch with the landlords and

owners and ge ting them to

agr e to anything. “The board

a preciates that multi-ownership

of the parking space may present

a difficulty in co-ordinating

repair/resurfacing but felt obliged

to pa s these concerns onto you,”

said the le ter.

One reply has b en received so

far from an owner who is wi ling

to discu s the i sue. However, a l

the owners would have to agr e

to undertake work.

Cr East said there had b en

a “number of incidences” in

the car park of people injuring

themselves which had gone

unreported.

“I’ve always though that it

has b en quite amazing that we

haven’t had any serious a cidents

or senior citizens perhaps

tri ping in those potholes and

doing themselve some damage.”

He is confiden the new

a proach wi l bring results.

“I think the WorkSafe

involvement may prove to be the

lever that we are l oking for.”

New bid to fix potholes

Action looms

on Hawke St

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Cartwright steps downs

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THE ST Andrew’s Co lege big

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Fastier, co lapsed an died the

day before the competition

began.

“Tom was a ba s player from

Cashmere High Sch ol who was

playing with our big band this

year. He had a strong chance of

wi ning best ba s player a the

festival as he was a very a complished

musician,” head of music

Duncan Ferguson said.

“We were delighted to win, but

it was bi tersw et,” he said.

St Andrew’s won the most

outstanding big band title a the

competition in Tauranga.

The ban dedicated it se to

Tom, who died while on his way

to Cashmere High on March 27.

His death was po sibly related to

a medical event.

•Turn to page 9

SW ET SOUNDS: St Andrew’s Co lege year 12 students Lewis Edmond and Je na We ls performing a the 41st National Youth

Ja z Competition.

Bittersweet win for St Andrew’s big band

• By Sophie Cornish and Julia Evans

THE PAPANUI-I nes

Community Board has taken the

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to figh the city council over

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Signatures are being co lected

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facility in Shirley.

It comes after the city council

removed funding for the centre

pla ned for Shirley Rd, near the

intersection with Hi ls Rd. This

was the site of the former community

centre, which was badly

damaged in the February 2,

20 1, earthquake.

The removal o funding

prompted community board

chairwoman Ali Jones to threaten

to stan down, citing it as her “die

in the ditch” project.

Ms Jone said the board’s role

is to represen the community,

and by gathering signatures from

residents, it was fulfi ling that

role.

“One of the roles of a community

board is to represent and act

as advocate for the interests of its

community and this is what we

are doing. The LTP and a nual

plans are a l about lo bying the

council.”

•Turn to page 5

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DEAN CALVERT (above)

returned from the United

Kingdom last w ek after

ge ting closer than mos to

Joseph Parker in the build up

to his world heavyweigh title

unification fight with Anthony

Joshua in Cardiff.

The former New Zealand

title-holder trave led with his

father George and brother

Bryce to London ahead of the

fight where they spen time

with Parker in the build up.

Mr Calvert, 47, comes from a

boxing mad family.

•Turn to page 6

Former champ hooks

up with Parker in UK

Cave Rock

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this week

• By Sarla Donovan

THE OWNERS of Sumner’s Cave

Rock Apartments ar expecting the

Earthquake Commi sion to sign-off

on a se tlement agr emen this w ek.

Body corporate chairman Mike

White said the group had gone

into mediation with IAG and EQC

on February 20, and signed off

on a deal with IAG on February

2 – coincidenta ly seven years

to the day after the February 2,

20 1, earthquake. However, they

are waiting for EQC to sign the

agr ement.

“Given that EQC actua ly drafted

the agr ement, there’ l be no

problem with them doing that.”

The apartment suffere damage

in the February and June, 20 1,

earthquakes and were demolished in

late 2012. In 2016, IAG’s offer of the

difference betw en indemnity value,

$10 mi lion, and the sum insured,

$16 mi lion, was rejected by the body

corporate.

The mediation agr ement

prevented Mr White from disclosing

the se tlement amount, but he said it

involved the two parties paying “a bit

more money than they’d wanted to

earlier.”

•Turn to page 6

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lines on the stretch betw en

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Takahe was earlier made by the

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The changes are designed to try

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markers wi l begin in mid

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The work i scheduled to take

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• By Emily O’Co ne l

A WOOLSTON butcher proved

to be a cut above the rest in an

international competition.

New World Fe ry Rd butcher

Jeremy Garth and his team, the

Pure South Sharp Blacks, recently

came second a the World

Butchers’ Cha lenge in Northern

Ireland.

It was the firs time Mr Garth

had competed in the cha lenge

and he was “rea ly proud” of

how the team performed.

“We produced some top quality

products and came away

with a g od result so we’re very

ha py,” he said.

The preparation for this year’s

World Butchers’ Cha lenge was

intense as the team members

met in Auckland every two

months for lengthy w ekend

practices.

Mr Garth, who has b en a

butcher for 14 years, said the

competition brought back his

pa sion for the job.

“Doing a l thi stuff and

m eting new people, s eing new

ideas, it just brings that flair

back for you,” he said.

Mr Garth hopes t own a

butcher shop of his own someday

but says for now he wi l focus

on ge ting mor experience

and on the 2020 cha lenge.

“In two years’ time, we’ l be

going back to try and win the

title,” he said.

U per Ri carton butcher Corey

Winder was part of the Pure

South Sharp Blacks team.

GLOBAL STAGE: W olston butcher Jeremy Garth back home after his team came second in the World Butchers’ Cha lenge.

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A CRACKDOWN on mobile

traders acro s the districts could

be l oming.

However, the public has li tle

interest in having input into the

i sue.

Only eight submi sions were

received for a potential bylaw

aimed at regulating commercial

activities in public places.

The district council wi l be

holding a hearing for the Public

Places Bylaw and Policy on Commercial

Activities and Events in

Public Places.

A hearing i scheduled to be

held on Thursday.

The bylaw comes as an increasing

number of mobile traders

are s eking t operate in Selwyn,

especia ly during the summer

months.

In the past year, the district

council has received five inquiries

about se ting up a mobile busine s

on private or public land.

A report said there are two

str et operators in Darfield, a

coff e cart is parked beside the

railway in Ro leston, and a pi za

cart visits Lincoln w ekly betw en

September-May along with a Thai

f od truck.

•Turn to page 7

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Pupils learn about role of war horses

GR ENDALE SCHOOL pupils

have taken a step back in time,

s eing first hand what men and

horses l oked like during war.

The New Zealand Mounted

Rifles Charitable Trust president

Mark A pleton and member

Mike Donaldson t ok their

horses to the sch ol on Monday,

in a bid to educate pupils on the

sacrifice their ancestors made in

World War 1 and World War 2.

Mr A pleton and Mr Donaldson

a rived a the sch ol dre sed

in World War 1 uniforms while

their horses Tommy and Kruze

wore 1 0-year-old sa dles donated

to the trust.

The presentation is a prelude

to the Gr endale Recreation Reserve

Management Commi t e’s

upcoming Anzac Day service.

As a tribute to those who

served, members of the trust wi l

ride horseback to the service.

Mr A pleton said it was

important children were

educated on what soldiers

wen through during World

War 1 and World War 2.

But he said the presentation

didn’t go into t o much detail

and was more of a “show and

te l” to make them aware of what

the soldiers l oked like.

Children were shown the type

of kits horses were required to

wear in the war.

•Turn to page 7

• By Georgia O’Co nor-Harding

HISTORY: Pupils have taken a step back in time learning about what

New Zealand soldiers and horses l oked like in World War 1. Abi P oler,

5, sits on Kruze, alongside Mounted Rifles Charitable Trust president

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AN U PER Ri carton butcher

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international competition.

Elite Meats owner Corey

Winder was named in the a l

star team a the World Butchers’

Cha lenge in Northern Ireland.

Mr Winder and his team, the

Pure South Sharp Blacks, which

includes W olston butcher

Jeremy Garth, finished second

in the competition.

He said the cha lenge started

as a “transtasman test match”

seven years ago.

The preparation for this

year’s World Butchers’ Challenge

was intense as the team

members met in Auckland

every two months for lengthy

w ekend practices. Mr Winder

said coming second against 1

other countries was a “fantastic”

result.

“To get second behind Ireland

was a huge achievement and to

be ahead of Australia is an

even bi ger thing for us,” he

said.

But Mr Winder admires the

Australian team.

“Those guys over there

[Australia] are on top of their

game, they do a g od job,” he

said.

“And it just showcases that

New Zealand has got some

of the best butchers in the

world,” he said.

Mr Winder has b en a butcher

since the age of 19.

Elite butcher cut above the world

• By Emily O’Co ne l

THE HALSWE L-Hornby-

Ri carton Community Board

has b en given the green ligh to

o pose the pla ned qua ry near

Templeton.

Mayor Lia ne Dalziel told the

board on Thursday it had the okay

from the city council to make a

submi sion if Fulton Hogan a plies

for a resource consen to create a

qua ry.

Board chairman Mike Mora

told Western News the submi sion

would likely o pose Fulton Hogan’s

plan.

“You can just about guarant e

it . because we [the community

board] don’t believe qua ries

should be so close to residential

areas,” he said.

Mr Mora said he wasn’t sure if

the city council would endorse the

board’ submi sion.

“I’d like to think so because the

city council has had their eyes

open as we l ove recent years over

the crysta line silica risk,” he said.

Mr Mora said the community

board wi l be “representing and

advocating” for the Templeton

community.

•Turn to page 5

Community

board get

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Done and dusted in Darfield

NEW LISTING

DARFIELD

141 Horndon Street

Move in and start making memories.

This updated, beautifully kept home, complete with

4-car garaging, is ready and waiting for the next

chapter.

As soon as you walk in you are greeted with a warm

neutral decor, an updated kitchen with ample cupboard

space, dishwasher, and under-bench oven, which opens

to a good-sized dining area.

This is all kept cosy on those cooler days by the wellappointed

log-burner which also warms the living room

and assists with the hot water as well.

A modern laundry, separate toilet, updated bathroom,

and 3 bedrooms, complete this double glazed, warm

and welcoming home.

Outside the 964m2 section is private, fully fenced, and

home to two double garages.

The north facing patio flows conveniently from the living

area to enjoy those warmer months entertaining family

and friends or just relaxing with a good book.

Viewings are by appointment and open homes.

For more information call Jannetta today

VIEW Sunday 6 Jan 12.00 - 12.30pm

WEB ID DFU65628

Jannetta Thomas

Mobile 021 256 6295

jannetta@pb.co.nz

$469,000

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DARFIELD

2536 Wards Road

Your chance to move on-wards and upwards where you

can combine your passion for entertaining with lifestyle

freedom over 380 squares of modern living set on 3.2ha

of semi-rural perfection.

Hosting opportunities abound with a high-quality

kitchen boasting double-oven, hobs and walk-in pantry

with versatile social zones encompassing dining, family

room and second lounge.

Relax by the solar heated pool or party on the louvretech

patio where outdoor dining is sorted with an

alfresco kitchen set by lawns landscaped for low upkeep

with high visual appeal.

Five bedrooms serviced by two bathrooms easily meets

the requirements of larger family living with a fully selfcontained

one-bedroom flat addressing the needs of inlaws,

teens or B&B guests.

Triple car garaging, in which the 3rd bay has been

converted into a craft room. Securely fenced paddocks

and utility sheds are ideal for those wishing to keep a

few grazers while around the house an abundance of

fruit trees and gardens.

VIEW By Appointment

WEB ID DFL64776

Matt Collier

Mobile 027 205 6626

mattc@pb.co.nz

Amy Jones

Mobile 021 077 9945

amy.jones@pb.co.nz

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A lifestyle that will grow on you

Hidden treasure!

NEW LISTING

WEB ID DFL65770

WEST MELTON

791 Old West Coast Road

View By Appointment

Take the first step to self-sufficiency where home,

lifestyle and income potential combine on 4.2ha of semirural

seclusion.

Perfectly geared to family living with four bedrooms,

two bathrooms and wide open plan living embracing

Amy Jones

sunny cobbled and partially covered patio inviting

Mobile 021 077 9945

relaxed outdoor dining. High-studs and picture windows amy.jones@pb.co.nz

admit abundant light and garden outlooks with the

comfort of under-floor heating in kitchen and

bathrooms, log-burner and double-glazing.

Matt Collier

Mobile 027 205 6626

mattc@pb.co.nz

Immaculately presented

BUYERS $920,000+

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SOUTHBRIDGE

90a High Street

View By Appointment

This permanent material 3 bedroom home is nestled into

2886m2 of park-like gardens and lawns. This home

offers open-plan kitchen/lounge and dining with

beautiful kitchen cabinetry, appliances and bench-tops.

Doors from the dining area open onto a large, private

entertainment area overlooking the gardens making this

area perfect for outdoor living and alfresco dining. The

lounge has a large wood burner for cosy winter

evenings and an adjoining second living area/shnook for Penny Dadson-Clausen

quieter times. The bedrooms offer charm and space with

Mobile 027 895 5943

and help make this a practical family home.

Office 03 929 0306

pennyd@pb.co.nz

Tempting treat in Templeton

BUYERS $492,000+

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WEB ID DFU65087

DARFIELD

3 Oakden Drive

View By Appointment

With quality evident at every turn, this meticulously

maintained brick and tile offers the next owners readymade

modern living characterised by light-filled interiors

and well-balanced indoor/outdoor spaces.

Contemporary kitchen is complemented by superbly

proportioned social zones with natural movement to

outside patios. Kitchen and dining benefit from

abundant morning sun tracking into the lounge via wraparound

windows during the course of the afternoon.

Amy Jones

Mobile 021 077 9945

amy.jones@pb.co.nz

$539,000

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TEMPLETON

1/632 Waterloo Road

This tidy little gem can appeal to all walks of life.

Whether you are a First home buyer, an Investor, or

Semiretired, this well maintained town house could be

right for you.

• Two good size bedrooms with BIR

• Open plan modern kitchen/dining and living

• Updated bathroom

• Sep toilet

• Sep laundry

• Internal access single garage

• Easy care, well fenced section.

VIEW Sunday 6 Jan 2.30 - 3.00pm

Jannetta Thomas

Mobile 021 256 6295

jannetta@pb.co.nz

BUYERS $329,000+

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The Estate - Large versatile lifestyle

Open & bright, a Darfield delight!

WEB ID DFL64991

DARFIELD

567 Creyke Road

Designed by Roger Buck and Associates and built by

Gregg Builders Ltd, unrivalled in style and without peer

in appointment, this bespoke multi-dwelling property is

uniquely configured for dual family/cross-generational

living or B&B on a luxury 5.96ha lifestyle holding.

The main dwelling of 480sqm was built in two stages,

the first stage (159sqm) in 2006, and the main house

(329sqm) in 2016. While it cuts a stylish figure in

Oamaru Stone with Cedar accents, it was designed to

capture the mountain vista of 180 degrees.

View By Appointment

Amy Jones

Mobile 021 077 9945

amy.jones@pb.co.nz

Matt Collier

Mobile 027 205 6626

mattc@pb.co.nz

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DARFIELD

4 Perrin Place

Double garage, double shower, double wardrobes,

double-glazing, dual lounges, dual sinks, dual

oven/hobs, its got just about two of everything!

Evidencing pride of ownership throughout, this

impeccably maintained three double bedroom home

delivers privacy and comfort nestled on right-of-way

1119m2 section in a quiet cul-de-sac.

Brick and segmented timber double-garage door

projects a classy street aspect while wrap-around rear

decking offers sunny outdoor living accessible from

either of the twin lounges and master bedroom.

View By Appointment

Amy Jones

Mobile 021 077 9945

amy.jones@pb.co.nz

$540,000

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REAL ESTATE SPECIALISTS

6 Dorothys Way, West Melton

3 Juliet Place, Rolleston

EnquiriEs ovEr $759,000

Architectural Appeal, Undeniable Style!

Epitomising modern living & showcasing sleek contemporary style, this architecturally designed four-bedroom home

is impeccably presented & possesses immense visual appeal.

With an exceptional cedar & plaster exterior, inside delivers exceptional comfort with the well-proportioned 234m2

layout promoting effortless everyday living & includes an open plan living area, an adjoining study & a separate

lounge while your choice of three patios & two kwila decks encourages you to unwind outdoors. A well-appointed

kitchen with butler’s pantry & versatile island bench ensures it’s a space that’s not only attractive but also highly

functional. Superb storage options are also on offer & are exhibited in the oversized double garage which includes a

loft.

The pristine 972m2 section includes raised vegetable gardens & a chicken house which provides you with a touch of

country in this suburban setting, & the low-maintenance grounds are spacious enough to allow for endless hours of

family fun. This outstanding property commands your early inspection. Contact Mike for more information.

EnquiriEs ovEr $525,000

Homely in Hamlet!

Enjoying a cul-de-sac position this four-bedroom home offers an appealing lifestyle to growing families. Offering

the perfect layout for modern everyday living the floor plan includes an open plan zone which is accompanied by an

interconnecting formal lounge.

Sliding doors off both the casual living area & the dining area open out onto lovely patio areas which are ideally suited

to entertaining, while a third patio off the master bedroom is sure to excite buyers as the spa pool which sits upon it

can be included in the sale by negotiation.

A pellet fire in the open plan space warms the home on chillier days while vibrant feature walls add a pop of colour

to the property’s largely neutral colour scheme. Solar panels also ensure that your water heating bills are low, whilst

numerous fruit trees in the established gardens will help with the grocery bill!

The presence of a triple car garage also ensures there is no shortage of storage.

With the vendors on the move, it’s time for a new family to enjoy this home. Contact Mike for more information.

68 Rolleston Drive, Rolleston

0800 645 346

www.oneagencyres.co.nz

Mike Goatley

027 249 5561

Stephen Ferguson

021 224 2000

Trevor McIvor

027 444 2814

Fraser Mackintosh

027 286 8161

Elyse Campbell

021 187 6217

Deepak Gangar

021 227 9563

Nicola Curtis

Administrator

Julz Sibbe

Administrator

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Licensed Agents REA Act 2008

A Refreshing Approach To Real Estate...

Glass Miles Real Estate was established over 20 years ago to

service the Canterbury area. Our focus has always been to provide

top quality service which has resulted in our becoming one of the

leading ‘Independent’ Realtors in Canterbury.

We are proud to introduce Janette and Mike Wilson, who

between them have approximately 50 years’ combined real

estate experience. Janette and Mike live in Selwyn and specialise

in selling Residential, Lifestyle and Investment Properties.

If you are considering selling, or would like

real estate advice, please give them a call.

They would love to help.

West Melton 964 Old West Coast Road

Sheltered seclusion

4 2 2 3

Janette Wilson

021 268 3978

371 5040

Mike Wilson AREINZ

027 432 0333

343 9493

Selling Selwyn and City Wide

If you love the idea of living in a sheltered rural

hideaway, come and see this versatile 4.05 hectares

with three paddocks, three horse pens, a four-bay

shed, numerous fruit trees and a hen house. Just

minutes from West Melton township and conveniently

accessed by a sealed driveway, the large family home

benefits from lots of space and is brimming with

distinctive charm. Patios and a pergola offer plenty of

space for summer BBQ’s and a place to simply relax

and unwind. Make this your new home for 2019.

bayleys.co.nz/559018

Price by Negotiation

Phone for viewing times

Chris Jones 027 220 5043

chris.jones@bayleys.co.nz

Sam Sidey 027 346 3500

sam.sidey@bayleys.co.nz

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED REAA 2008

NEW LISTING

Boundary lines are indicative only

Ladbrooks 311 Birchs Road

Base for your business

• 4.0 hectares (9.88 acres) multi-option opportunity

• Lifestylers, contractors depot or tradesmen

• Ideal for extended families with a five bedroom home and double garage plus a portacom/sleepout also double

glazed, living, kitchen, bedroom and bathoom

• Six-bay shed - two lockable bays with three-phase power and mechanics pit, four open bays

• Huge seven-bay shed with concrete floors, additional large storage shed and a woodshed

• Prime location less than 5 minutes from Prebbleton and Lincoln, in-zone for Ladbrooks School

• Buyers - reap the benefits of versatile space, potential and income stream

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Phone for viewing times

Chris Jones 027 220 5043

chris.jones@bayleys.co.nz

Nathan Collett 027 826 1535

nathan.collett@bayleys.co.nz

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

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Your guide to Show Homes & New Sections

in the Selwyn District

Market favours

first home buyers

Selwyn has become popular with first

and second home buyers with Rolleston

ranking high as a favoured place to live.

“There’s no stopping Rolleston’s progress

especially now large businesses are

investing in the area and there are more

services and better roads into the city,”

suggests Chris Flanagan from Matson &

Allan Real Estate Ltd.

“We’re finding second time home

owners are also coming to Selwyn. They

can sell an older home in the city which is

in need of maintenance and buy twice as

much land with a brand new home for the

same money.”

Affordable land and smaller sections

have contributed to Rolleston’s appeal,

especially for those starting on the

property ladder. With land continually

being developed and a good range of

affordable housing product under the

$550,000 new house HomeStart grant

price cap, Rolleston ticks all the boxes for

first home buyers and they have become

one of the most active parts of the market.

Evan Beker, co-owner and operator of

Generation Homes Christchurch believes

the current market conditions favour

first home buyers. Many qualify for a

HomeStart grant and are able to draw

down their KiwiSaver funds.

In the last five years, Generation Homes

has built over 200 homes. Of these, over

half have been for first home buyers. The

company created an open plan community

setting around 300-350sqm sections at

Rolleston’s Devon Green. They are now

working on a similar model in Branthwaite

Estate, with more generous sized sections

of 30 medium density lots around 430sqm

and 20 larger sections of 550-650sqms

allowing greater design options.

According to Evan, even on a limited

budget, first home buyers are discerning.

They want on-trend and quality fittings

along with some higher specified features

like a glass splashback, a stylish kitchen

sink tap, engineered stone bench top,

freestanding bath or a tiled walk-in

shower.

“First home buyers are not looking

for a box. They want a home they can

personalise to meet their current and

future needs. While generally busy people,

they still want input and a structured,

organised building experience with a

company that will deliver on time,” says

Evan.

He says first home

buyers need accurate

information and often

require a tailored

build package so

the Generation

Homes’ team work

with individual clients, guiding them

through the process, even providing a

list of brokers, banks and solicitors who

understand the system surrounding the

HomeStart Grant and KiwiSaver drawdown

process.

“Banks want assurance about money

loaned, often preferring new home buyers

to work with a housing company on a

turnkey option, something which is also

popular with many buyers as it provides

certainty,” says Evan.

First home

buyers want

some higherspec

features.

Small to medium sections are

available at Branthwaite Estate.

Generation Homes created an open plan

community setting at Devon Green.


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In balance with nature

Ben Harris

021 995 596

ben.harris@bayleys.co.nz

Stage one selling fast

20 sections SOLD

Verdeco Park has been purposefully designed to magnify the connection between

nature, happiness and healthy living, by providing a framework that empowers

residents to achieve a healthier lifestyle.

Community

orchard

Mick Sidey

027 229 8888

mick.sidey@bayleys.co.nz

A healthier

future

Sally Hargreaves

021 125 1545

sally.hargreaves@bayleys.co.nz

Live where the

grass is greener

Life at Verdeco Park really is your answer to everything.

Build a

better lifestyle

Electric

Car Station

Native

Plantings

Choose from Verdeco Park’s range of generously sized sections and as well as building

a new home, you’ll be shaping a greener, more sustainable future.

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

Your perfect section is selling now - visit verdecopark.co.nz

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS,

LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008

Building blocks

to a new home

As Cantabrians continue to move forward, when building

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

the fine details...

Anyone intending to build a new home

should have the builder’s contract

checked out by an experienced lawyer.

A payment schedule can also

minimise financial risks. Issues that

you may have to deal with include:

the deposit, guarantees and warranties

If you want to compare building

companies, it’s important to get down

to finer details such as how many

power points there are per room, the

type of windows you are having or

which paint finishes are included.

Questions to ask

builders include:

• Do you have a completion guarantee

and how does it work?

• Is there a loss of deposit

guarantee?

• Is the company a

Registered Master Builder

and does it use thirdparty

written guarantees?

• What is the schedule for

payments?

• How are the deposit and

progress payments

administered?

• Are they held in a solicitor’s trust

fund?

• Will the master franchisor complete

the build if the franchisee goes out

of business

• What are the exact specs?

• Are the prices fixed?

• What is excluded from the build?

• Are there any restrictions on

driveways or any other connections?

• Can you speak with clients who

have just completed a build?

Do your homework before you decide

on a building company and you will

have a less stressful time once the

building process starts.

Visit Our New

Showhome Village

Featuring seven of Canterbury’s

leading building companies

The Flemington Showhome Village is now open.

Find your perfect house and land package within a well regarded

community. Each home site has been created to enjoy the best

possible aspect situated amongst Lincoln’s rural outlook.

First National Real Estate

Sue Mullins

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

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021 364 422

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everything about my property?

Recent research by the Real Estate

Authority (REA) has shown that many

people have a very relaxed approach

to being honest when they’re selling a

property. Some people justify not coming

clean about everything because they

think the onus is on the buyer to do their

homework, or that if they can get away with

it then it’s ok not to tell the full truth.

“People tell themselves this behaviour is

ok because they believe that successfully

selling their property is the only thing that

matters,” says REA chief executive Kevin

Lampen-Smith.

“The need to sell, and to get a good price,

is often seen as a higher priority than the

need to be completely honest.”

Lampen-Smith says sellers thought that

full disclosure would have an impact on

whether the sale would go through.

“One respondent said they didn’t want

to open up any potential problems and

that they were completely selfish about

it,” he says. “They were concerned that

being honest about any problems with the

property would mean that no one would

want to buy it.”

If, like most New Zealanders, you are

selling with a licensed real estate agent, they

will play an important role in this process.

“When you sign an agency agreement (the

legally binding document that sets out the

contract between you and the real estate

agency) you are asked to disclose or be

honest about any known defects,” Lampen-

Smith says.

“If you tell the agent about a significant

problem with a property but ask them not

to tell anyone else, they may need to cancel

the agreement and walk away.”

Lampen-Smith says that when you’re

talking to an agent about selling the

property, the best course of action is to

tell them everything you know about the

property, no matter how small you think it

is.

“They’re the experts and their professional

reputation is at stake if they mislead

a buyer. If you’re still not sure what to

disclose, the real test is to put yourself in

a potential buyer’s shoes. If you were the

buyer, would you want to know about

unconsented building work, potential leaks

or unstable ground?”

In an ideal world, every potential buyer

will do all the necessary research about a

property (Lampen-Smith suggests visiting

settled.govt.nz for more advice). The

consequences of not doing so are very

real. Selling a property is stressful enough

without adding in the threat of the sale

being cancelled or of possible legal action

further down the track.

“At best, any serious problems will be

uncovered by due diligence and you’ll look

like a bit of a fool, but the buyer will either

walk away or begin negotiations that take

these defects into account,” Lampen-Smith

says.

“At worst, if the sale goes through and the

buyer then discovers that they’ve been sold

a lemon, you may end up in the Disputes

Tribunal or engaged in more serious court

action.”

Neither scenario will leave you feeling very

positive about the experience and has the

potential to have a negative impact on your

future.

If you’re upfront with your real estate

agent about everything (and you talk to

the council about getting any additions or

alterations certified), you’ll be on a surer

footing when it comes to negotiating with

potential buyers further down the track. It

might seem unfashionable in the era of fake

news, but honesty is always the best policy.

For independent guidance and

information on buying or selling, check

out settled.govt.nz.


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Homes by Parklane

“Standout Homes for an

Outstanding Price”

Flemington, Lincoln

6 Craig Thompson Drive

Thurs & Fri 1pm - 4pm

Sat & Sun 12pm - 4pm

Wigram

2 Harvard Avenue

Mon to Fri 9am - 5pm

Master Builders House of the

Year 2017 Gold Reserve Award

Winning Showhome

(03) 341 3000 or 029 201 2453

www.homesbyparklane.co.nz

Signature Homes

Rolleston

97 Ledbury Drive, Faringdon.

Open Wed to Sun 12noon – 4pm

Prestons Park

37 & 39 Prestons Park Drive

Marshland, Chch both Open Wed

to Sun 12noon – 4pm

Show Room/Office:

31 Watts Road, Sockburn

0800 8444 88 or 03 3427788

www.signature.co.nz

Jennian Homes Canterbury North

Rolleston

7 Lemonwood Drive, Faringdon

Wednesday to Sunday, 12pm to 4pm

Rangiora

9 Westpark Boulevard

Wednesday to Sunday, 12pm to 4pm

www.jennian.co.nz

Buying a property?

Get a building inspection

Would you get a mechanic to inspect a

used car before you bought it, or would

you just get a mate who knows a bit about

cars to take a look? Prospective property

buyers face a similar conundrum – do

they pay for a building inspection before

making an offer, or just ask a builder

friend to check the place out?

Buying a car is worrisome enough,

but the emotional and financial stakes

are a lot higher when it comes to buying

property. If you’re going to make a serious

investment in something that will have

a huge impact on your family’s health,

wealth and wellbeing, it pays to get the

best advice you can.

Ideally, this means engaging a building

inspector who can identify significant

defects, future or urgent maintenance

issues and problems caused by gradual

deterioration. They will look for structural

problems, any evidence that the property is

a leaky building, issues caused by deferred

maintenance (such as weatherboards

rotting due to peeling paint) and areas

where there is damp or mould. This is a

visual inspection – a building surveyor will

check in the ceiling and under the floor,

but they will not cut holes in walls or carry

out any other invasive testing. The whole

property should be checked, including

fences and any garages or sheds. They will

collate their findings in a detailed and

easily understood report.

Getting a good property inspection

carried out isn’t cheap though, particularly

if you’re unsuccessful in buying and have

to repeat the process. You have a range of

choices, from enlisting a builder mate to

using a qualified and insured inspector.

You can also make an inspection a

condition of your offer on a property.

If you choose this option, the report

must be prepared by a suitably qualified

building inspector in accordance with

accepted principles and methods. If you

then use the report’s findings to get out of

the contract, you must provide the seller

with a copy of it. Either way, the more

you invest in this exercise the safer you

will be if things don’t turn out as you had

expected.

The property pre-purchase inspection

industry is not regulated in New Zealand,

however the Real Estate Authority (REA)

recommends using a qualified building

inspector who has professional indemnity

insurance, understands the strict legal

requirements of their role and carries out

their work in accordance with the New

Zealand Property Inspection Standard.

This is important because they will help

protect you if something goes wrong later

on. If you discover problems with the

property that should have been evident

in a building inspection, you can make

a complaint to the professional body

that the inspector belongs to and seek

compensation through the courts.

If you buy a property based on a report

by someone like a builder mate who is

unqualified and/or uninsured, you could

end up owning some expensive problems.

Even worse, you may severely limit your

ability to seek damages if the property has

significant issues that would have been

picked up by a more thorough inspection.

You have limited other avenues if

things don’t turn out to be how they

were represented to you. You may be

able to rely on the warranties included in

the sale and purchase agreement by the

seller. They are required to confirm that

(among other things) any work they have

done on the property was carried out in

accordance with any necessary permits

or consents required by law. You may also

have other legal options which you should

speak to your lawyer about. REA strongly

recommends that you speak to a lawyer

before you sign the sale and purchase

agreement to understand this more.

If you are looking to buy it’s a good

idea to get in touch with a local building

inspector as soon as you start your

property search. Ask friends and family

for their recommendations and request

a sample report from any inspector you

contact to get an idea of the kind of

information they provide. Real estate

agents can sometimes offer building

inspection reports to prospective buyers

on behalf of vendors. Treat these as a

starting point rather than a definitive

diagnostic guide to a property.

Paying for your own report means

you know the credentials of the person

who prepared it, you can be sure of its

impartiality and you can seek redress if

needed.

Depending on what a building

inspection finds, you may be able to

use a report to help you negotiate with

the vendor over price or repairs. Even

if a report only finds minor issues, you

can still use it as a road map for future

maintenance. Knowing what you’re in for

is invaluable when you’re buying property,

no matter how many times you’ve done it

before.

The New Zealand Institute of Building

Surveyors and the Building Officials

Institute of New Zealand both hold lists

of qualified property inspectors. See

buildingsurveyors.co.nz or boinz.org.nz

for more information.

David Reid Homes

Casebrook

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Prebbleton

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Shane - 021 392 995 or

Krystal - 021 335 707

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events, was due to be held over a 2 08 it won the Sensational Selwyn

fortnight next year in March award for community impact.

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events wi l not go ahead next

However, a lack of both volun-

Celebrating Selwyn chairwoman

year but an organiser says she is

hopeful this is no th end.

The bie nial Celebrating Selwyn, It has b en run every two years registered in time to produce promotional

material ahead of th event.

which promotes local exhibitions, since 2 07, including in 20 1 shortly

after the February earthquake. In “It was te ribly disa pointing for

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events, was due to be held over a 2 08 it won the Sensational Selwyn a l art of studios, us, especia restaurants, ly myself,” gardens Mrs and

fortnight next year in March award for community impact. Rockhouse said.

One of the district’s major promotional

events wi l not go ahead next

Wendy Rockhouse said organisers place in the calendar because there

However, a lack of both volun-

Celebrating Selwyn chairwoman “I think Celebrating Selwyn has a

year but an organiser says she is

have had to a cep they didn’t have the is so much diversity out here but

hopeful this is no th end.

manpower to try and get more groups it wi l n ed to have people that are

The bie nial Celebrating Selwyn, It has b en run every two years registered in time to produce promotional

material ahead of th event. hundreds of hours myself - and you

prepared to work at it. I have put in

which promotes local exhibitions, since 2 07, including in 20 1 shortly

after the February earthquake. In “It was te ribly disa pointing for n ed to. • Turn to page art studios, restaurants, gardens and

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from groups wishing to be involved

means it has now b en ca ned.

Wendy Rockhouse said organisers

have had to a cep they didn’t have the

manpower to try and get more groups

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a l of us, especia ly myself,” Mrs

Rockhouse said.

“I think Celebrating Selwyn has a

place in the calendar because there

is so much diversity out here but

it wi l n ed to have people that are

prepared to work at it. I have put in

hundreds of hours myself - and you

n ed to. • Turn to page 2

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M-A

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Dressing

your property

OPEN

HOMES

Sunday 23rd Dec

5 Landsborough Drive, Darfield

1:15–1:45pm Jannetta Thomas

Sunday 30 Dec 2018

5 Landsborough Drive, Darfield

1:15–1:45pm Jannetta Thomas

up for sale

Your house is on the market and you hope to get a good price. While market

performance will largely influence this, presenting your home at its best will help.

First impressions count from

the moment potential buyers view

a property from the street to the

moment they walk through the front

door.

Weed the garden, cut back unruly

shrubs and prune trees where needed.

Kill off weeds in the lawn, sprinkle

grass seed over bald patches and

fertilise the lawn.

Indoors, tidy up. Get rid of excess

or bulky furniture, toys, books, hobby

items or fitness equipment and if too

many photos on the wall pack these

away so the home looks roomy.

If there is a gap or a room needs

enhancing, look at what you have. A

piece of furniture might be painted up

or an old leather bound book popped

on the coffee table. Shelves will also

add depth to a narrow space while

mirrors may give the illusion of a

larger space. In entryways, add an easy

chair, small table, bookcase or large

vase.

Awkward spaces such as coved

ceilings in attics or upstairs rooms

might be converted into storage

shelving and the room given a

purpose as an office, playroom or

extra bedroom so viewers can see how

the room might be used.

Stow possessions neatly in

containers, shelving or tidily in

cupboards; highlighting the storage

potential within the home, ensuring

it is clean and tidy for viewing at any

time.

Move the pets outside as not all

buyers will be pet lovers while some

may suffer pet allergies putting them

off a house if they see a pet inside.

If parts of the house look tired,

consider renovating by painting

walls, replacing worn carpet, or

modernising the kitchen, bathroom

and toilet; rooms that should sparkle.

Replace tired cabinetry, or the benches

and cupboard/drawer fronts then

update old toilets, showers or kitchen

appliances. Modernising these rooms

can lift the final selling price.

Use consistent and light paint

colours throughout for balance and

seamlessness, making the house

appear more spacious. An effect that

is increased when walls and curtains

share the same or a similar colour.

Consider the personality and

purpose of a room. Bright colours

lift living areas especially if large and

open. However, bedrooms are suited

to calmer softer colours with just a

touch of bold. Layer bedding or use

throws for effect along with cushions

or a stuffed toy in a children’s room.

With curtaining, smaller patterns or

plain fabrics are the rule for smaller

rooms whereas larger patterns make

spacious areas cosier. If blinds or

drapes are past their best, replace

these even if it is only with neutral

cotton curtains. The effect will be

worth it.

Eco-friendly features will also add

value for some buyers though not

universally, however earthy natural

colours and features are popular.

Consider who your target buyers are

likely to be and what will appeal to

them.

Move the pets outside

as not all buyers will

be pet lovers while

some may suffer pet

allergies


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