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Irrigation

proposal

founders

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Planstoirrigateupto9000 hectares

on the south side of the Hurunui

Riverare in tatters.

Alack of farmer interest in ashare

offerbyAmuri IrrigationCompany

(AIC)for apipedscheme has put an

end to the proposal.

It is now investigatingthe viability

of much smaller schemes.

Hurunui MayorWinton Dalley

says the outcome is ‘‘very

disappointing’’ for the Hawarden

and Waikari communities.

‘‘After 20 years of planning and

millionsoflocal dollarsinvested,

thereisnow going to be no

immediate possibilityofa

substantialirrigation scheme for

theirdistrict.

‘‘Theoriginal intention was for

irrigation to take away the stress and

vagariesofavery fertile districtthat

has historically been pronetolong

periods of low soil moisturelevels.’’

Intensive farming was neverthe

driver, he said. It was about security

for families and the community to

continuetraditionalfarming in a

district renownedfor its great

livestockproduction of sustainable

natural food and fibre.

‘‘Over the years, this scheme has

been overtaken by amassively

changingworld in respectofthe

widercommunities’ demands in

termsofthe environmental,cultural

and recreational effects of

agricultureand irrigation,

effectivelydeeming this scheme

financiallyunviable.While the

immediate futureisuncertain, the

wise use and storage of water and

natural sustainablefood and fibre

production will be the future.’’

Continued Page 2

Wearable arts afeast for the eyes

By SHELLEY TOPP

Bold offering ... Monique Anderson models her design, Image Conscious during the North Canterbury Wearable Arts show.

Oxford Area School moved its

biennialfundraiser to Rangiora

last Saturday, producing a

breathtaking wearable arts

extravaganza.

The show, now named North

CanterburyWearable Arts, has

previously beenstaged at the

school. However, organisers

were motivated by the quality of

entries to seekabetter venue

and headed for Rangiora.

‘‘TheRangiora Town

Hall is asuperbly

upgraded purpose­built

auditorium for shows and has

much superior seating than our

school hall bleachers,’’

organiserJane Anderson said.

The event providesacreative

opportunity for studentsand

adults to showcasetheir work.

The twosupreme award

winners collected flights and

tickets for two to Wellington to

the World of Wearable Arts

show in October.

The StudentSupremeAward

was won by Eponine Bain for

her design Evanesce,modelled

by Amy Millerick, while the

AdultSupremeAward went to

Amy Roberts for The Sky is the

Limit,made with almost10,000

jigsaw puzzlepiecesand

modelled by Clara Manon.

Aspecial prize went to Year 1

student EvanMcSherry for

beingthe youngest designer.

Evan modelled his own creation,

Rain,Rain,Come Again.

‘‘It was afabulous day and the

quality of entrieswas up with

the best,’’ Janesaid.

The show was produced by the

Oxford Area School Parent

Teacher Association

More pictures, page 36

PHOTO: SHELLEYTOPP

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NPD agrees to meet residents

By ROBYN BRISTOW

NPDhas agreed to meet

aggrievedAmberley residents

upsetaboutthe sitingofaselfservice

petrol stationinthe

heart of theNorth Canterbury

town.

Tony Trewinnardand

PamelaWelch,who have led

theprotest overplanstosite

thestation on aformer

shoppingcentre site,handed

over petitionsopposingthe

siting to the HurunuiDistrict

Council lastweek.

Mr Trewinnardsaid NPD

hadindicated it would meet

with himand othersopposed

to thesiting.The meeting is

scheduled fornextweek.

In response to aquestion

from MayorWinton Dalley, he

said thepetitioners werenot

askingthe council to do

anythingatthisstage until

they had metwith NPD.

At thatstage, if NPD chose

to be ‘‘heroic and listen, and

change its plan’’, thenthe

council couldbeinvolved.

Mr Dalleysaid thecouncil

wouldbehappytohave a

conversationwith the

company. ‘‘Youcould take that

as agiven. In themeantime,

we willwait to hear back.’’

Mr Trewinnardtold

councillors nearlyhalfthe

adult populationofAmberley,

878, had signed his online

petition,while apaper

petition circulated by Mrs

Welch had around80

signatures.

Siting under acloud ... An artist’s impression of the NPD service stationproposed for Amberley.

He accepted some

signatureswerefrom people

outside of Amberley,including

Australia, but allhad an

interest in the township or had

lived there.

He hoped thedepthof

publicopinion sent astrong

and clearmessagetothe

council.‘‘Please do not ignore

us,’’ he said.

The petitioners criticised

the council’sdisconnectwith

the district’s residents,saying

the resource consent forthe

stationshould havebeen

publicly advertised.

Mr Trewinnardsaidthe

council put itscommunity

centre­stage in itsprocesses

and plans. However, it was

Water plan shelved

From Page 1

The irrigation company

issuedaProduct Disclosure

Statement in Junefor the

scheme which proposed

irrigating between7000 and

9000 hectares,ofwhich

around 1000 to 2000

hectaresare alreadyunder

irrigation.

It was arevised scheme,

and muchsmallerthan the

21,000­hectare arrangement

previously proposedbythe

Hurunui WaterProject

(HWP), which did not

proceed duetoinsufficient

support.

HWP was takenover by

AIC in late 2018 aftera

takeoveroffer was accepted

by more than 90 percent of

HWP shareholdersinearly

March.

It was proposed to take

water fromanintakeonthe

south bank of the Hurunui

River and distribute it to

farmers through 100

kilometres of pipeline.

AIC chairmanDavid Croft

saidatthe time it was seen

as an opportunity to

showcase efficient

irrigation and

environmental

responsibility.

It had been the

culmination of alot of hard

work by its backers over

many years.

difficulttounderstandhow

any community couldhave

faith when the council had

failedtosignal the

development.

‘‘Itshowsthe council hasno

appealtowork withthe

community.

‘‘Thisisthe 21st century and

an informed and valued

community workingwiththe

councilistobeexpected,’’Mr

Trewinnardsaid.

Amberley, he said, should be

treatedasacommunityinits

own right, notasaservice

townasithad been in thepast.

Mr Dalleysaidthe council

had beenthrough two

substantial processesin

formulating itsDistrictPlan.

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‘‘Time changesthingsand

canmove things alongquickly.

We have hadachange of

population since2010.

‘‘Thehard reality is that

staffare workingwith

documents thatare in place

following community

consultation,’’ he said.

Themanagerofregulatory

services,Judith Batchelor,

said allthreeAmberley

councillorshad been sent the

information aboutNPD’s

applications,and there were

regular updates,including

aboutnon­notification and

notificationofits application.

Ms Batchelor willbe

attendingnext week’s meeting

with NPDand residents.

Motunau book to launch

Hooked on Motunau,ahardcovered

album capturingthe

culture and history of the

beachsettlement,will be

launched in mid­November.

The album has 410 silksatin,

art­infused pages of

photos and material from

1840 to 1980, and is the work

of Julie Brown.

Julie, awriter and fourthgeneration

bach­holder at

the beach, was

commissionedbya

pioneering family to write

and compile the album of

archivedmaterial, anecdotes

and verbalhistory of the

settlement and its environs.

She has beenhumbled by

the supportfor the album,

whichcontains history

sourced from many

pioneering families, current

resident and bachowners. It

includes acompilation of

photos, stories and

anecdotes.

The launchwill be on

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Residents air concerns over park

By SHELLEY TOPP

Whitewaterenthusiasts

proposingtodevelop aworldclassaquasports

park on redzonedland

in Kaiapoi faced a

grilling at apublic meeting last

Sunday.

The meeting, at Kaiapoi’s

Port And EagleBrewpub, was

held to launch afundraising

drivetoraise $248,000 as ‘‘prefeasibility

funding’’ for the

project.

The enthusiasts have

established the WHoW

Charitable Trust to develop the

project and aGivealittlepage

to help raise funds for the

feasibility assessment.

Trustmembers say the park

will be aplace wherepeople of

all ages and abilities, including

eliteathletes,can experience

outdoor aquatic sports and

festivals in asafe,controlled

environment.

TrustspokesmanScott

Kotoul opened the meeting,

saying he was proudofthe

proposal which presented ‘‘an

amazing opportunity’’ to

showcase Kaiapoi, his former

hometown.

‘‘Howawesome would it be

to have this in our backyard?’’

However, neighbours of the

proposed aquasports parksay

the peace and tranquility of

theirneighbourhood will be

destroyed and their properties

devaluedifthe project

proceeds.

They doubt that the redzonedland

earmarked for the

park is stable enough for sucha

project. They also have

Speaking out ... Close neighbours of the proposed aquasports park on red­zoned land in Kaiapoi,

Graeme and Maree Hazeldine, left, with Michelle MacWilliam, centre, and Heather and Warren May, are

opposed to the proposal.

PHOTOS: SHELLEY TOPP

concerns aboutwherethe

artesian water forthe project

is coming from and the

possibility of floodingifthe

facility was damaged in an

earthquake.

‘‘Our neighbourhood is

totally against this,’’ Michelle

MacWilliam says.‘‘Ithas along

way to go, but we have to speak

out aboutour concernsnow.’’

The trustees previously

investigatedapotential sitein

the Christchurch residential

red zonefor theirprojectbut

werepersuaded by Enterprise

North Canterbury (ENC)to

consider Kaiapoi instead.

The trusteessay on their

Givealittle page that the

‘‘Waimakariri District Council

and Enterprise North

Canterbury have indicated

their support of the project

concept and futurefunding,

conditional on theoutcome of a

pre­feasibility study.’’

Waimakariri District

Councillor John Meyer,who is

not standingfor re­electionin

October, told the meeting the

council had beensupportive of

the proposal, but had not

contributedany moneyand

would not contribute any in the

future.

Funding drive ... Trust spokesman Scott Kotoul addresses the public meeting held at the Port And

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‘‘We don’t have the money

for aprojectlikethis,’’ he says.

ENC’sbusiness support

manager,Miles Dalton,

confirmed that position. ‘‘The

Waimakariri District Council

has saidthat at no point will

they put any money into this

project.’’

However, the ongoing

contributionofstafftime from

the counciland the $30,000in

conditionalfunding fromENC

reinforced the commitment

already shown.

WHoW Charitable Trust

chairman Tony Joseph said: ‘‘It

(the aquasports park) needs to

be commercially viable and

sustainable to provide the

social outcomes giving hope to

future generations.’’

The trust is immediately

focused on raising the $125,000

needed to commission the

workthat willform the prefeasibility

report, and to assess

whether the projectisviable to

go to afull feasibility and

business­casestage.

It will provide details on how

manyvisitors will attend,how

muchthey willpay and what

sizeand scale the park needed

to be. This would provide an

indicative cost for the facility.

The trusthopesthe

aquasportspark could be

openedbythe summer of 2023,

justbefore the Paris2024

Olympic games.

So far, it has raised over

$9200 toward the study.

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Exciting times ahead for school

By RACHEL MACDONALD

NewOhoka Schoolprincipal

KateMcClellandis bubbling

with ideas when it comes to

widening opportunities and

broadening the curriculum for

the 163 students in her charge.

Having been acting principal

sincetermtwo,sheisnow

lookingforward to launching

someofthoseinitiativesasshe

formally steps into the

permanent role.

Kate was most recently

deputy principal at Redcliffs

School and, before then, at

Swannanoa.

She sayssheisenjoying

Ohoka and describes the

school as being well­embedded

in an excellent and supportive

community.

‘‘Our parents are 100 percent

behind the school, which is

great.

‘‘When Ifirst arrived,we

held astrategic planning

meeting with themandcame

up withalist of goals, which

we’re now in the process of

implementing. There are

exciting timesahead.’’

Amongthose changesisa

drivetobringmorelocal

relevance to theschool’s

curriculum.

‘‘Historicallyand

geographically,inparticular,

ourchildrencomefroma

really special part of the world,

so we’relooking to put more

emphasis on that inside the

classroom,’’ she says.

She is also in the process of

creating greaterdepth inthe

❛There are great

things on the horizon

and that’s all part of

the thrill of

teaching.❜

—Principal Kate McClelland

Years 7and 8intermediate

programme.

‘‘We’re looking atextending

ourleadership, science,arts,

andsporting elements, in

particular, with afocus on

more self­directed learning at

this age.

‘‘And we wanttoestablish an

Ohoka School sports academy.

We have our firstteamheading

to Taurangatocompete in the

AIMSGames at the end of this

week.

‘‘To that end, I’ve just

appointed asportscoordinator

who will work

alongsidetheteam to

implement amorevariedand

comprehensive sportsoffering

thanwhatwe’vetraditionally

hadavailable.’’

Avariationinuniformto

differentiate theseniors may

also be on the cards.

‘‘There are great things on

the horizon and that’s all part

of the thrillofteaching.

‘‘It’s all about making a

difference to the children at

the end of the day and Ithink

we’re well on the path now to

delivering that.’’

Changes ahead ... Kate McClelland intends to bring more local

relevance to the Ohoka School’s curriculum. PHOTO: RACHELMACDONALD

Local hazards

under scrutiny

Plenty of interest has been shownby

Waimakariri residents in relation to

natural hazardsinthe district.

Waimakariri District Council

development planningmanager Trevor

Ellissays there was good discussion at

the final two workshops last weekinthe

second stage of consultation into natural

hazards, whilemany have also viewed

the documentsonline.

He says the workshopsconsidered

flooding, inundation,coastalerosion,

liquefaction, faultlines and tsunami risk.

They will inform councillors as part of

the District PlanReview.

‘‘We are trying to informpeople as best

we can and to hear back from them,’’ Mr

Ellissays. ‘‘We talked aboutflood

modelling and there’s been quite abit of

work done since2015.

‘‘While the flood modelling is based on

assumptions, we wereable to show from

the flooding in 2014what the reality

couldlook like.’’

Whilethe existing District Plan was

signed off in 1998, the new one is

expectedtohave alife of 10 years.

But the plan couldnot ignore longerterm

hazards such as sea level rise.

‘‘With sea levelrise, the first impact

will be to groundwater and then

inundation over time,’’MrEllissays.

The council is undertaking an assessment

of likely inundation,orcoastal

flooding, and how it might impactonthe

district’s beachsettlementsand Kaiapoi.

Once complete, the assessment will be

made public. Council staff will consider

all findings and draft natural hazard

provisions for the District Planto

present to the incoming council,

hopefully by the end of the year.

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Councils put focus on freedom campers

By ROBYN BRISTOW

The brakeshave been put on parts of the

Hurunui District Council’sfreedom

camping bylaw.

Further north,the Kaikoura District

Council is astep closer to finalising its

controlsonfreedom campers.

WhileHurunui has deferred banning

camping at Gore Bay, as wellasinthe

heartofHanmer Springs and in Cheviot

untilearly next year, Kaikoura has given

unanimous support to its bylaw and is

seeking submissions from next week.

The Hurunui councilagreed lastweek

to 10 sites at Glenmark Domain, six at the

Scargill­Motunau Reserve and 10 at the

Hanmer River Reserve. However,it

decided to take another look at areas

wherebans are proposed and gather

information over the coming season to see

if there wereany issues withthe sites.

It has beengiven afinancial boost to

monitorsites,put up signage, educate, and

conduct enforcement at campsites. It has

received $144,304through the Ministryof

Business, Innovation and Employment’s

Responsible Camping Fund, which will

alsohelp in providingsolidwaste facilities

to improve visitor experienceinthe

district.

The manager of regulatoryservices,

Judith Batchelor, says the funding will

alsoprovidefor responsible camping

ambassadors.

‘‘The council has agreedtouse that

extra money over the summer to see how

it goes and gather moreevidence.’’

It received 45 submissions to its

proposed bylaw.

The New Zealand Motor Caravan

Association national policy and planning

manager James Imlach said it appeared

the council was ‘‘pandering to the constant

and largelyirrelevant cries of asqueaky

wheel’’, and its clandestine attempt to oil

the wheel through the review placed the

bylaw in aprecariousposition.

‘‘As aratepayer and representativeof

tens of thousands of New Zealanders who

will be significantly affected by this

proposal, we are disappointedwith the

proposal and argue the council has a

statutory duty to remain impartial and

undertake afairer assessment,’’ he said.

Kaikoura has bannedfreedom camping

in the wholetownship, the SouthBay

Cornerwith State Highway 1, as wellas

the cemetery, Point Kean, the Esplanade,

South Bay Parade,Moa Street, car parks at

5

the boat harbour, Wakatu Quay, Kiwa

Road,South Bay Reserve, and councilcontrolled

land withinthe coastal strip

from SouthBay Parade to the Kowhai

River.

Thereare restricted areas andafine of

$200 for any offence underthe bylaw,

whichincludes washing dishes using

public facilities, hanging laundryout or

defecating in public.

It has also received afunding boostof

$217,300fromthe Responsible Camping

Fund for servicing campsites, bylaw

enforcementand education, camping

education and monitoring,and avisitor

business and community survey.

Submissions close on October 11.

Chiefexecutive AngelaOosthuizensays

the bylaw shouldbeinforce by the end of

the year.

Permanent display ...

Rangiora and District

Early Records Society

president David Petrie

officially opened a

display honouring the

late Rangiora historian

Don Hawkins.

PHOTO:DAVID HILL

Museum honours historian

By DAVID HILL

Adisplay room dedicatedtonoted

Rangiora historian Don Hawkins has been

officially opened.

Rangiora and Districts EarlyRecords

Society president DavidPetrie says the

new Hawkins room at the Rangiora

Museum has beenalabouroflove for

members. ‘‘I’m pleased with the work

that’s been done,with turningastorage

room intoadisplay area.’’

The display room not onlyhonours Mr

Hawkins,but also his family’s connection

to the district.

Mr Hawkins’ grandparents had agrocery

storeinRangiora, later run by his father

Lanceand UncleLaurie.

Afterattending Rangiora HighSchool,

he attended the University of Canterbury

where he attained aMasterofArts in

history, withhis thesis becoming the basis

for his firstbook, Beyondthe Waimakariri,

published in 1957.

He later wrote and published Rangiora

in 1983, supported by the Rangiora

Borough Council.

After teachinginBritain, wherehemet

his wife Patricia, Mr Hawkinswas

appointedtoWaimateDistrict High

School, later becoming deputy principal.

He retiredtoRangiora, where he

becameanactivemember of the Rangiora

and DistrictsEarlyRecordsSociety. He

was aregular contributor to themuseum’s

newsletter.

His newsletter articles werelater

published as RandomJottings by the

society and he also wroteahistory of

Rangiora BoroughSchool.

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Chance to talk roads

If you’reconcerned about thelackof

investment in our North Canterburyroads,

Iinvite you to join me tonight for ameeting

with the New Zealand Transport Agency

(NZTA) at 6.30pm at theWoodend Rugby

Club in Gladstone Road.

As many of you know, Ipetitioned

Parliament to save the Belfast to Pegasus

four­lanemotorway,including the

Woodend Bypass, after it was cancelled by

the Government.

Some haveaccused me of notgivingup

on thisissue, butwhen Ihave parents

telling me theyare scaredtohave their

childrencrossing State Highway1at

Woodend School, and thatthe elderlycan’t

crossthe road to get to medical

appointmentsbecause of the heavytraffic

volumes following our rapid growth, then

thereisreal concerninour community.

FrustratedWaimakariri commuters

askedmetocall tonight’s meeting, to push

for aquickerresponse timefrom NZTA to

deliver on its safety proposals for the

motorway from Kaiapoi to AshleyBridge.

The cross­representation of people

attending apublicmeeting Iheld with

National’s leader, Simon Bridges,

including the local business community,

the school and community leaders, is a

good indication that traffic movements,

estimated to be around 19,000 per day,

have reached tipping point.

Irecently visitedthe Northern Corridor

project site for an update and was

impressedbythe scopeofthe project.

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with the Western Belfast Bypassin

streaming trafficseamlessly into

Christchurch will future­proof our region’s

transport needs.

Our Belfast to Pegasus motorway,

including the Woodend Bypass, was

designed by National to be the next logical

step and would have addressed residents’

safetyconcerns.

Thelaunch of the Mental Healthand

Addictions Wellbeing Group in Parliament

last week gives hopetoNew Zealanders of

cross­party commitment to meetthe

challenges around mental health.

Last year, Iwrote to every MP and asked

them to backmeasIfoughtfor acrossparty

approach to deliver solutions that

won’t change when the Government

changes.

It was important to me to negotiate this

while in Opposition. As anew MP, an

elderly gentleman told me not to talk about

my background in mental health because

‘‘we don’ttalk about mentalhealth in New

Zealand’’.

Ithink he talksofageneration that

didn’thave avocabulary to talk about

mentalhealthand faced alot of stigma

aroundit. Now,we’ve got ayounger

generation who have the vocabulary to talk

about mentalhealth and they don’t faceas

much stigma. They’redrivingpoliticiansto

talk about mentalhealth and addressthe

growing demand for services in New

Zealand.

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Voting is essential

By my calculations, this is my

penultimate column for the North

Canterbury News.

For once, Iamnot struggling for a

column, becausethe billboards and

signsaround the district tell us that

somethingishappening in Local

Government!

Voting is one of thefundamental

rights and responsibilities in a

representative democracy such as

ours.

LocalGovernment provides all of

us, and our communities, with a

huge range of services, so who you

electtoyour regional council,

districtcouncil, communityboard

and health board is important.

Sometimespeoplesay they don’t

vote because ‘‘they don’t knowthe

candidates’’.

The corollary of thatisthatthe

candidates should knoweveryone,

but how can they expect to know all

of the 60,000peoplewho liveinour

district?

Even Idon’t know all the

candidates in my ward and

communityboard area —for the

mayoraltyorfor the regionalcouncil

—but Iwill consider all of them.

So what have Ialwayslooked forin

candidates?

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Ilook for evidence of connection

with my community and atrack

recordofbeinginvolvedinmy

community.

Ilook for people who identify the

issuesIthinkare importantand for

some understandingofthe strategic

matters councilshave to deal with.

Ialso votetotry to achieveaboard

or council that will be

representative of my community

aroundthe table.

Iavoid candidateswho make

promises —I’venever made asingle

election promise —because I

understandthat evenmayors have

only one vote.

So Ilook for elected

representatives, particularly the

mayor,who can work withothers,

both insideand outsidethe council,

and can buildand maintain teams.

No­oneexpectscouncillors and

board members to agreeon

everything.Indeed,there would be

something wrongifthey did,but

elected members need to agree on

the general directionsand on a

visionfor the future. It’snot about

pot­holes!

All the best when the voting

papersstartarriving in lessthan

three weeks.

Elections achance to have asay in how the district is run

From September 20 to October

12, New Zealanderswill elect the

peopletorepresentthem on city

councils, districtcouncils,

regional councils, districthealth

boards, and other key local body

organisations.

Who willyou be votingfor?

You willbevoting, won’t you?

According to Statistics New

Zealand, votinglevels in local

authorityelections have been

declining for the last 28 years.

More people tick the boxes for

district councils than for cityor

regional councils, but voter

turnout overall has beenin

decline since 1989.In2016,

according to the most recently

available data,just43percent of

Rachel Macdonald explains why she will be having her say in the upcoming local body

elections. Too many Kiwis choose to cast aside their ballot papers, she writes.

eligible voters bothered to pick

up apen and exercise their

democratic right to have asay in

the make­up and directionof

theircommunity.

That means 57 percent of the

electoratepresumablydon’t care

how their rates arespent; don’t

care what the futurewill look like

for their city,town, or district;

and don’t care who is making

decisions regarding planning,

infrastructure and bylaws.

Surely, not participatingstrips

them of any grounds to

complain? Chance would be a

finething.

Ihave every intention of voting.

Ilive in ademocracy and Iintend

to take advantage of that.

Ihave opinions regarding what

is important to my quality of life

and that of my children,and I

intend to voicethose. Ivote for

policies, not people, and while

the end resultmight notplease

me, at least Ihave bothered to

stand up and be counted.

There is an 18­year­old in this

house too and, unlikemanyofhis

age group, he takes an active

interest in politicsand sees his

vote as avitalexpressionofthat.

‘‘To take an interest in who’s

runningthe districtorthe

country showsyou takean

interestinwhere you live,’’he

says. ‘‘It’snot about the overambitious

promises of any one

government or candidate,it’s

about howyou thinkthings

should be administered.

‘‘Whether the politicians

follow throughisout of our

hands, but at least by voting you

arepart of the processthat holds

them accountable.’’

There’sa17­year­old here as

well, and she would be grabbing

the ballot sheetwith both hands

if she were afew months older.

‘‘These are people making

decisions that affect me —that

affectall of my generation.

‘‘We need to make positive

changeinthe community, and to

do that, we need to havean

opinion on what’sold and broken

and needs to go, and what’snew

and forward­thinking,’’she says.

‘‘It doesn’t hurt to vote.You

have nothing to lose. If you want

somethingchanged, take the

steps to try to change it, and that

means choosing the people most

likelytodoso.’’

It’s not rocketscience is it? So

you willbevoting, right?

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9:37am 2.5 3:18am 0.3 10:34am 2.4 4:15am 0.4 11:31am 2.4 5:12am 0.5

6:08am 0.5 12:53am 2.2 7:03am 0.6 1:46am 2.2 7:55am 0.6 2:36am 2.2 8:45am 0.6

Motunau 10:02pm 2.4 3:48pm 0.4 11:00pm 2.3 4:49pm 0.5 11:57pm 2.2 5:49pm 0.6 12:28pm 2.3 6:48pm 0.6 1:24pm 2.3 7:41pm 0.6 2:16pm 2.3 8:31pm 0.6 3:04pm 2.3 9:17pm 0.6

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6:10am 0.5 12:55am 2.2 7:05am 0.6 1:48am 2.2 7:57am 0.6 2:38am 2.2 8:47am 0.6

Gore Bay 10:04pm 2.4 3:50pm 0.4 11:02pm 2.3 4:51pm 0.5 11:59pm 2.2 5:51pm 0.6 12:30pm 2.3 6:50pm 0.6 1:26pm 2.3 7:43pm 0.6 2:18pm 2.3 8:33pm 0.6 3:06pm 2.3 9:19pm 0.6

9:35am 1.9 3:19am 0.3 10:33am 1.9 4:16am 0.3 11:31am 1.9 5:11am 0.4

6:05am 0.4 12:51am 1.7 6:58am 0.5 1:41am 1.7 7:49am 0.5 2:30am 1.6 8:37am 0.5

Kaikoura 10:04pm 1.8 3:51pm 0.3 11:01pm 1.8 4:51pm 0.4 11:57pm 1.7 5:50pm 0.4 12:27pm 1.8 6:46pm 0.4 1:21pm 1.8 7:39pm 0.5 2:12pm 1.8 8:28pm 0.5 2:59pm 1.8 9:13pm 0.5

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Food forest

sows more

than seeds

By DAVID HILL

Kaiapoi’s food forest is fast

becoming adestination.

The Kaiapoi Food Forest

Trust, one of the first

regeneration projects in

Kaiapoi to get under way, is set

to celebrate its 2nd birthday

from 1pm on Sunday,

September 15, with a

mushroom­growing workshop,

community picnic and, of

course, abirthday cake.

Kaiapoi Food Forest Trust

chairman Brent Cairns says the

food forest has attracted 2748

searches via Google in the last

month alone, ‘‘and then they

start looking for directions’’,

while the Facebook page,

‘‘Kaiapoi Food Forest ­kai is in

our name’’, has more than 1600

followers.

Groups from all round the

region and from as far away as

Korea have visited in the last 12

months, while astudent group

from Lincoln University is due

to visit this week.

Brent says the community has

planted 1800 trees over the last

two years, while Department of

Corrections clients have

assisted with mulching and

shovelling.

‘‘And now we’re putting in the

added value,’’ trustee Shirley

Cairns says. ‘‘People come and

they just relax and they feel

recharged.’’

She says now that the food

forest is flourishing, it is

attracting bird life, including

fantails and thrushes.

Features in the food forest

include awheelchair­ and

mobility­scooter­friendly

picnic table, and afruit and

vegetable stand.

Brent says the second annual

Wellbeing Festival is being

planned for February, which

will coincide with the Kaiapoi

Anglican Church Fair across

the road.

‘‘Our catch­cry is ‘growing

food and growing community’,

and this has been evidenced by

how the community is coming

together and making it areal

community park; and it’s all

centred around food.’’

Shirley says there is no waste

in the food forest, as everything

can be eaten, replanted or

composted.

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River walk aims to foster wellbeing

By DAVID HILL

Waimakariri youth are

preparing to lead awalk in

Kaiapoi next month to promote

wellbeing in their community.

The Kaiapoi River Wellbeing

Walk will featureinthe last

weekend of The Breeze

Christchurch Walking Festival.

The walk coincides with

CommunityWellbeing Monthin

NorthCanterbury.

Organisers hopetoraisefunds

to supportthe work of the

CommunityWellbeing North

Canterbury Trust.

‘‘Community Wellbeing North

Canterbury is proudtobe

associated with this great

initiativeand especially seeing

our youngpeople lead the way in

strengthening mental health,’’

trustmanager, DeirdreRyan,

says.

WhileWellbeing North

Canterbury celebrated its 30th

birthday lastyear, its originsdate

back to the 1970swhen therewas

concern over the wellbeing of

Kaiapoi youth after theclosure

of the town’s woollen mill.

Kaiapoi High School’s then

school counsellor, Kath Adams,

localchurchministers and a

Kaiapoi borough councillor,

Margaret Cleland, joined forces

to form Kaiapoi Support

Services, aforerunnerof

Wellbeing NorthCanterbury.

The walk willleave fromthe

Youth wellbeing ... Local youth will lead awalk in Kaiapoi next month during the Christchurch Walking

Festival.

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10.30amonSaturday, October 12,

following the Kaiapoi River and

visiting the Kaiapoi Food Forest,

before returning to the church.

Following the walk, atree will

be planted signifying the

community’s support forthe

youth wellbeing.

Salmon

changes

signalled

Fish and Game North

Canterbury is reminding

anglers of two important

regulation changes, with

the start of the salmon

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months away .

It begins on December1

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Thereisnow abag limitof

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Spawning escapement

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Whilethese measures

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Keeping an eyeout on

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Locally owned and operated, Specsavers Rangiora iss

dedicated tocaring for the eye health of Rangiora and thee

team is celebrating the store’s birthday by reflecting on itss

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Store co-owners Jenny White and May Young have a

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and providing best value and cutting-edge eye care, so

much so that they invested in new technology, Optical

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we’re eager to encourage more locals to come in foraneye health check.” says May.

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This belief extends more broadly and is why the team launched aglasses recycling program in

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The school’s Leospresident,

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❛The club wanted to focus on

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‘‘Theclub wantedto focusonyouth

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12 North Canterbury News, September 5, 2019

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Anne Lambe emerged achampion following the

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Her print, entitled Mudrun —Father and Son

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and was the champion A­grade image.

The B­grade champion was Nick Hampson with

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North Canterbury News, September 5, 2019

13

Volunteers step up for charity

By SHELLEY TOPP

MAYOR

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morning might not suit

everyone.

However, those who

collected for the Cancer

Society’s Daffodil Day in

Rangiora last Saturday say

they enjoyed themselves.

‘‘You meet such nice

people,’’ says Rangiora’s Lyn

Kean, who spent an hour at

the collection table in the

foyer of Mitre 10 in Rangiora

last Saturday morning.

Other volunteers, Mary

Whyte, from Rangiora, and

John Newton, from

Mandeville, agreed.

‘‘You are helping people

and it is great to be able to

give something back to the

community,’’ John says.

Daffodil Day is the Cancer

Society’s most important

annual fundraiser and is

always held on the last

Friday of August.

The Rangiora collection

day was held aday late

because organisers decided

Saturday would have ahigher

traffic flow.

The Cancer Society’s

Rangiora transport organiser

for volunteer drivers, Kiki

Mitchell, says collectors were

also outside Farmers, the

Countdown supermarket,

Couplands and the New

World supermarket on

Helping hand ... Daffodil Day collectors for the Cancer Society, Mary Whyte, left, from Rangiora, John

Newton, from Mandeville, and Lyn Kean, from Rangiora, at the Rangiora Mitre 10 entranceway last

Saturday morning.

PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP

Saturday.

Money raised from Daffodil

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Whenthe Kaiapoi Borough

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different styles of dance,

followed by the competition

in the evening at the James

Hay Theatre.

She said the competition

was an inter­school

opportunity for teams from

Years 5to13, showcasing a

variety of dance styles.

Kaiapoi North School

entered two teams in the

Year 7/8 grade, placing first

and second, with the winning

team qualifying for the

nationals in Palmerston

North on September 21.

‘‘It is agreat opportunity

for the children to perform

and compete at anational

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another great chance for

students to do what they love

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Festivities to

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Spring is in the air and Kaiapoi residents

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By DAVID HILL

KAIAPOI

North Canterbury News, September 5, 2019

17

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Principal Bruce Kearney

can’t wait to unveil his

school’s new gymnasium.

The finishing touches are

being made in anticipation of

the official opening of

Kaiapoi High School’s new

gymnasium on Friday,

September 13.

Mr Kearney describes the

opening as ‘‘the final piece in

the puzzle’’ in the school’s

redevelopment, which was

delayed by the 2010 and 2011

Canterbury earthquakes.

The school has been rebuilt

for acapacity of 1100

students.

‘‘We are really excited that

we have come to this time. It

took abit longer than we

expected, but that always

happens with these things

these days.

‘‘The community is going to

be overwhelmed by this

gymnasium. It will be such a

fantastic facility.’’

Mr Kearney will be one of

the first to try out the new

sports court, as he plans to

suit up for astaff versus

students volleyball game

during the opening.

There will also be a

performance from the

school’s kapa haka group,

while Mayor David Ayers will

officially open the gym.

Waimakariri District

Council chief executive Jim

Palmer and senior manager

Craig Sargison will also be

attending to acknowledge the

council’s $1 million put

towards the project.

‘‘This is amajor project for

them and we are very

thankful for the council’s

support,’’ Mr Kearney says.

‘‘It has allowed us to have

big run­off areas and new

Excitement builds ... Kaiapoi High School principal Bruce Kearney, right, and Brosnan Construction

site manager Keith O’Donohue look forward to unveiling the school’s new gymnasium. PHOTO: DAVID HILL

seating on the sideline.’’

The sports court has a

wooden floor, which is ‘‘very

unusual these days, but it’s

thanks to the council’’, he

says.

The court is marked out for

four sports —basketball,

netball, volley ball and

badminton. There is

spectator seating and a

weights room upstairs.

It will be open for bookings

from community groups and

will host this year’s school

senior prizegiving.

Carpet tiling will be put

down to protect the floor

during events such as

prizegivings.

Mr Kearney says remaining

projects around the school

include site improvements by

the school’s Year 12 building

class and replacing the

asphalt in the carpark.

Kaiapoi High School’s roll

passed 900 for the first time

this year and Mr Kearney

says initial indications

suggest there will be arecord

intake of Year 9students next

year, with 230 enrolments so

far.

‘‘That means we will be

looking at eight or nine

classes. Five years ago we

only had four Year 9classes.

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18 North Canterbury News, September 5, 2019

Mandy makes Kaikoura home

By DAVID HILL

Kaikoura SuburbanSchool

has anew principal.

Mandy Woods moved with

her familytoKaikoura from

Piripiri,west of Waitomo in

the KingCountry, in July.

‘‘Wewerevery excitedtosee

the position of principal

becomeavailableinKaikoura

as it is oneofour favourite

places in New Zealand,and, in

fact, the world.

‘‘The majorityofmy

teaching career in New

Zealandhas beeninsmall,

rural schoolsand Ilovethe

whanaufeelingassociated

withthese communities.’’

Mandy’s teaching and

leadership experiencesspan

all levels of theNew Zealand

curriculum andinclude

overseas postings.

‘‘I havededicated my career

to being alife­long learner and

areflective practitioner.’’

Mandy worked in Abu Dhabi

in theUnited Arab Emirates

for three years andthen

Brunei for seven years,firstly

as an educationadviser for

Cognition,aNew Zealand

educationconsultancy,and

thenasaneducationproject

manager for CfBTEducation

ServicesinBrunei.

These positionsinvolved

recruiting, leading

professional learning,

managing andappraising, and

workingalongside thelocal

Ministry of Education in

curriculum andassessment

design andimplementation.

She returnedtoNew

❛I’ve very much

enjoyed gettingto

know the children,

parents, staff and

community.❜

—Mandy Woods

ZealandinJuly 2017,taking up

asole­chargeprincipal

positionatPiripiri School.

HusbandAaronisastay­athomedad

withtheirtwo young

children,Danielle, aged12

andJayden,6,while they have

twoadultchildren, Ayla,26,

andAnton, 19,who live in

Christchurch and surrounds.

‘‘I’ve verymuchenjoyed

getting to knowthe children,

parents, staff andcommunity

of Kaikoura SuburbanSchool

andamexcitedtobeworking

with such apositive Board of

Trustees, who haveaclear

direction forthe school.

‘‘My skill set and personality

lend themselvespositively to

celebratingthe successes and

continuingthe progress

already establishedinthe

school, while contributing

some newideasand energy

towards future projects and

development.

‘‘Ihave apositive and highly

skilled team of teachers, with

apassion for providing the

best forthe childrenthey

teach.’’

Settling in ... Mandy Woods is enjoying her new role as Kaikoura

Suburban School principal.

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More than

just meals

Since 1992, Amberley Meals on

Wheels hasbeen providing a

simple but essential service to

the community, delivering

meals to people who can’t shop

or cook ameal for themselves.

This can be on atemporary or

permanent basis.

The service covers Amberley

from the Waipara Bridge on

State Highway 1, to Amberley

Beach, Leithfield and Leithfield

Beach.

Meals on Wheels co­ordinator

Mary Bimler says theservice

provides ahot main meal and

dessert, and alsogives the

group’s volunteers the

opportunity to regularly check

on elderly members of the

community.

‘‘Our service enables many

elderly residents and people

with disabilities to remain in

their own homes, thus

enhancing their independence,

dignity and quality of life.’’

The menu is designedwith

the health of the clients in mind,

with special dietary

requirements catered for.

Around 30 volunteer drivers

share rostered duties, delivering

meals three times aweek.

The group is now part of the

Good in the Hood programme

run by Z, which Mary says will

enable it to give voluntary

drivers asmall donation toward

the cost of their petrol.

Clientsrequiring meals are

referredbytheir doctor or

practicenurse.

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By DAVID HILL

Building relationshipsinChina

remains important to

Waimakariri’s future.

Mayor David Ayerssays he

welcomes the efforts of local

schools to develop cultural

exchanges in China’s Hubei

province. He also expressedhis

pleasure overthe stagingofthe

Waimakariri­Enshi Hubei

Youth Arts Exhibition in the

Kaiapoi Library.

‘‘I guess as apersonItend to

be an internationalist in my

outlook,’’ Mr Ayers says.

‘‘It’sbecoming more important

to be awareofinternational

trendsthat are likely to impact

on local government in New

Zealand, whether it’sthings like

climate change or sea level rise,

which does concern us, or

economic trends.

‘‘As acouncil, it’s important to

be aware of internationaltrends

and how that affectsnot only

what we do, but attitudes,as

peopleare influencedby

travelling and what they see on

television, on social media and

on the internet.’’

Greater Christchurch councils

have been forming relationships

with the Hubeiprovince in

recentyears, with Christchurch

forming asister­city relationship

with provincial capital Wuhan

and Waimakarirideveloping a

relationship with the Enshi

Tujia and Miao Autonomous

Prefecture.

Mr Ayers led aWaimakariri

delegation to Wuhan and Enshi

last year, visiting schools in abid

Powhiri ... Rangiora High School pupils offer ahongi to visitors from Wuhan, China.

to open up opportunities for

local schools.

‘‘Cultural exchanges are

certainly happening and

contributing to our international

understandings.’’

The council has since formed

the WaimakaririEnshi Sister

City Advisory Group to further

developthe relationship,

leadingtothe exhibition being

held in the Kaiapoi Library.

Meanwhile, Rangiora High

School recently hosted22

studentsand threeteachers

from Wuhan on atwo­week

stay.

The groupwas welcomed by Cr

Kirstyn Barnett, standinginfor

Mr Ayers.

Wuhantour organiser Ji Wei

says the studentscome from four

differentschools and are visiting

New Zealand to learn about

‘‘different cultures and different

education styles’’.

‘‘They are very excited to

make new friends. Rangiora is

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PHOTO: DAVID HILL

very friendly and they have

received awarm welcome,so

they are very happy’’.

The school’s international

department has been enjoying a

busy term,with around 100

international students at the

schoolthis week, including the

Wuhan group.

It also hosted agroup from

JuntenJuniorHigh Schoolin

Japan,which left the day the

Wuhan group arrived, after a

stay of afortnight.

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Focus on

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reduce anxiety.

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prevalent.

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Anxiety is acommon

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The CommunityWellbeing North

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helpers.

Kaiapoi Community Support team

leader LouiseGriffithssays Caro

Macdonald, afamiliar faceatthe front

desk for the lasteight years,has decided to

step backtospend moretime with her

grandchildren. It is ‘‘totally the right thing

to do’’, Louise says.

‘‘She’s here most days for one thing or

another,soshe will be greatlymissed. But

she’ssaid she willstill come in and see us.’’

She saysvolunteers are needtohelp at

the front desk, in the food bankand as

volunteer drivers, provided they ‘‘pass the

granny test’’.

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hospital appointments, to the hairdresser

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for experience, but it would also be good to

get some olderpeople who can commita

bit longer term,’’ Louisesays.

‘‘We do havegood fun and that’sthe best

reward ­the socialside and helping the

community.’’

Volunteersare valued as muchasthe

paid staff,she says.

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paid employees and you get the same

training and upskilling opportunities.’’

RachelleSmith, of Rangiora, has been

volunteering at the front desk since

February, having previously helped at

Wellbeing NorthCanterbury’sRangiora

office.

‘‘I chose to move to this office to give

myself more things to do, such as helping

with the food bank.

‘‘I have beenout of the workforcefor a

long time, but Ialso want to give back to the

community and everybody is really nice

here.’’

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Rangiora artist YvonneMillars’

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7toOctober 13.

‘‘I am an emergingartist and this is

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All the works are oil paintingson

canvas.

‘‘Fromconceptionofthe idea,

research, stretchingand priming my

own canvases, and painting the works,

it has takenmeagood part of ayear to

complete.’’

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viewers on abotanical journey along

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look past the surfaceofthe painting

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spice trade,but perhaps less known for

the flowerspecimens that were

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back to their homes.

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common gardenplants in our own

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district.

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ROCK’N’WHEELS

28 North Canterbury News, September 5, 2019

ROCK’N’WHEELS

29

The perfect day to make all that automotive chrome glisten

Making his mark ... Len Holmes, of Kaiapoi, with his 1960 cobalt blue Ford Zephyr Mark 2convertible.

PHOTOS: SHELLEY TOPP

‘‘Drag racing granny’’ ... Katy Tolhurst, of Christchurch, behind the wheel in her ‘‘slow ride’’ —a1923 TChev V8.

Family fun ... Wade

Golding, of Fernside,

enjoys aday out with

his family in FAB 50S,

the 1955 Ford Mark 1

Zephyr convertible

owned by his father,

Murray Golding.

Best pals ... John Crowe, from Fernside, the current caregiver for his pride and joy, Gerty, a1959 Humber 80 purchased

new by his paternal grandmother, Vera Crowe.

Gerty to remain afamily

treasure

By SHELLEY TOPP

Amuch­loved 1959Humber80in

pristineconditionhas aforever

home withthe Crowe familyin

Fernside.

Gertyisafamily treasureand

everyoneagreesshe mustneverbe

sold.

‘‘It’s in everyone’s wills thatshe

hastostayinthe family,’’current

ownerJohn Crowe says.

Ownership of Gertywas recently

passed to Johnfrom his father,

Derek.

Thecar wasbought newby John’s

paternalgrandmother,Vera

Crowe.

Shewas afastidious owner,

fussingoverher pride and joy and

❛‘‘It’s in everyone’s wills

that she has to stay in the

family.’’❜

—JohnCrowe

even putting ablanketover

the car

when parked in the garagetokeep

herpaintworkgleaming.

DerekandJohnhavecontinued

this tradition.

‘‘Sheisliterally aone­ownercar

in original condition,’’ John says.

‘‘Nothing has beenchanged.’’

He evenhas her originalset of

tyres,too worn nowtouse

but kept

forsentimental reasons.

Thecar’s originalmanual has

also been been saved, withVera’s

driver’s licence tucked inside.

In Vera’s day, Gerty wasafamily

carand has clocked up 104,000

miles.These days, Gerty doesn’t get

outasmuch.

However,Johntakes her to most

of the carshows andlastSunday

shewasattracting alot of attention

at the Rock’n’Wheelsgathering in

Amberley.That is pretty standard

wherever theygo.

‘‘Peoplearealwaysinterestedto

learn about herbackground,’’ he

says. ‘‘It is because thesecars were

so common.’’

Johnalsoownsa1964 Chevrolet

BelAir, whichwas alsoonshowat

Amberley,parkedalongsideGerty.

Aday out with Ruby

... Jamie Philpott, of

Waikuku Beach, with

his gleaming 1957

Chevrolet Bel Air

named Ruby, and his

niece Shilo Archibald,

aged 7.

Bird’s eye view ... The Rock’n’Wheels show unfolded on asunny day at the Amberley Domain, drawing ahealthy crowd to enjoy

the many sights.

Mellow yellow ... Tony Schischka, of Rangiora, with his 1968 Fiat

Bambina.

Elegant lady ... Alan and Margo Vliet Vlieland’s 1956 Jaguar MK7m, resplendent in

lavender grey with red upholstery, and aregal rooftop passenger.

Surf’s up ... Jason Wells, from Christchurch, with his Cali­style 1966 Volkswagen

Beetle.


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SPRING GARDENING

North Canterbury News, September 5, 2019

31

The art of creating achicken-friendly garden

For the sake of your chickens and your kitchen, consider

creating aforaging garden, writes Wendy Megget.

If there is one thing chickens are

good at, it’sstealingthe greens

from your vegetable garden.

So, I’m switching things

around. I’m goingtogrow greens

specificallyfor the chickens, and

then,when we needour own for

the dinner plate, we can steal

some fromthem.

This planmeans my chickens

not onlyget moregreens,but

they’ll be able to indulge in their

naturalforaging behaviour­they

love to digand scratcharound for

bugs,seeds,greensand more.

This provides them with valuable

minerals and vitamins,aswell as

extraroughageand protein.

Thereare severalways to

approach growinggreens for

chickens,depending on the

nature of the gardenyou have

available and the restrictionson

your chickens’ space.

If you havealarge space, a

greatidea is to create several

separate foraging areasoff your

chookhouse.Whileyour

chickens are grazing on one

space, the otherareas can be

recovering and growing new

greens forwhen it’s theirturn.

If space is limited, youmight

want to strategically place greens

on the other sideofamesh fence,

just within the reach of the

chickens.They can pop their

headsthrough and pick bits off,

without getting the opportunity to

completely stripthe plant.

Speaking fromexperience,

please test therequired distance

with some handheld greens. It is

gob­smacklinglyamazinghow far

they can reach!

You can also try growing

greens in aseparatearea (or

containers), and then pick them

as needed. Alternatively,

container greens can be popped

into the chicken run and

removed again beforethey are

depleted. If youchoosethe right

plants, they should growback

quickly to be eaten another day.

If you wanttokeep things

simple,consider growing

wheatgrass on the windowsill.

You can just snip someoff and

add it to your breakfast.

You are not limited to just

growing greens. We have

eliminated codlingmoth in our

apples since we’ve had chickens

to feast on the larvae in thesoil.

Some chickens will eat fallen

fruit, but I’vefound that differs

from chicken to chicken. It can

help if you cut the fruit in half so

that they can peck outinnards.

Feijoas areagood example.

Our first chooks left them alone

unless we cut the fruit open for

them.Our current girls won’t eat

them at all.

Ahandy hint: Pop asquareof

old carpet over the rootarea

undersmall treesifyou have

foraging chickens. It willstop

them digging aroundthe roots.

Alternatively, consider

growing fruit or vegetable vines

on the mesh of your chicken run.

This not only provides funfor

Caring and sharing... Why not share your greens with your chickens? PHOTO:NZGARDENER

your chickens, whowill haveto

jump for hanging produce, but it

can alsoprovide valuable shade

in summer. Some suitable plants

wouldbepeas, beans or banana

passion fruit.

If you wanttogrow fruit for

your chickens, check they likeit

first. Ithought our eatinggrapes

wouldbeafavourite, but ourgirls

won’tgonear them. At least the

blackbirds enjoy them.

When choosinggreens for

chickens,provide avariety but

keep it simple.Remember, you

need to provide greensthrough

different seasons. Some great

winter options include pak choi

and silver beet­my girls love

them both.Don’t dismiss the idea

of planting greens considered

weeds, suchaschickweed,

dandelions and puha. If you are

picking them regularly and don’t

let them go to seed, you won’t end

up with them all through your

flower beds.

Often, thegreenschickens

enjoy are the sameones we eat ­

lettuce,Asiangreens, silver beet,

kale, celery leaves, watercress

and spinach.Inaddition,

plantain and chicory are tasty

perennials for extra diversity.

Usually, chickens prefer green

leaves over tough stalks. Isave

the silverbeet stalks and dice

themupinthe blendersothat the

pieces are smaller. While it’snot

their favourite, it stillseemsto

disappear by theend of the day.

Unless you particularly wantto

growthe aboveplants for your

kitchen, you may find it easier to

simply buy amix of seeds.

Kings Seeds has aChicken

Green mix containingplantain,

minutina,cocksfoot,sorrel,

dandelion, subterranean clover,

red clover, beet blend and

chicoryblend. Most of these

plants havegood root systems,so

if you or yourchickens pick the

leaves, they should regrow and

recoverquickly if given the

chance. —Published courtesy of

www.gardener.kiwi.

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SPRING GARDENING

32 North Canterbury News, September 5, 2019

The joys of spring’s

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The excitementofspring brings with it aseries of important gardening

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How exciting is it when anew season

reveals itself, especially spring. With

more daylight and soils warming up, a

new chapter in the garden begins.

Essentially, September is all about

getting the root department —the soil —

ready for planting.

For vegetable growers, this means

enriching the soil with well­rotted

manure and mature compost.

Work this in by forking the layers into

the soil, so it is well blended before

planting.

In flower beds, it is time to hoe or

cultivate the ground to loosen up the soil

ahead of new plantings, and pots and

containers need aserving of fertiliser

and sheep pellets to freshen the potting

mix.

Herbs

Sow seeds of coriander, dill, chervil,

chives, fennel, caraway and parsley.

Hold off on sowing basil, unless you

have aheated green house. It will only

thrive in the hottest months of the year.

Trim back woody herbs such as thyme,

mint, rosemary, sage and oregano. This

will stimulate abushy growth habit and

trigger anew flush of foliage.

Aside­dressing of fertiliser will give

them awelcome boost too.

Pansies

With painted faces that light up the

darkest of corners, pansies are ago­to

flower for colour over the next few

months. Happy in both sun and shade,

plant out in clusters about 15cm apart

and you’ll soon have acarpet of colour.

Deadhead if you have the time,

otherwise just leave them to it.

Pestcontrol

With spring planting comes the risk of

pests, such as slugs, snails and birds

decimating new seedlings. Slugs and

snails are active at night and, during the

day, hide underneath plants, twigs and

fallen leaves, which makes them harder

to spot. Protect your plants by laying

pellets and deterrents on aregular basis

or consider protecting each new

seedling with small pottle or recycled

coffee cup until it’s big enough to

withstand attack.

Alternatively, fine netting can be laid

over crops, but the area does need to be

pest­free at planting time for this to be

effective.

Traps can be used to control slugs and

snails too. Try nestling asaucer or

container of beer­sweet liquid in the

garden near your crops.

Roses

One of the best times to plant roses is

in the spring —itgives the roots time to

bury themselves in the soil before the

ground gets too hot. You can grow roses

in pots too, as long as you don’t skimp on

size. Look to containers that are at least

20 to 30 litres in capacity, or wine­barrel

size.

While roses are forgiving plants, a

fertile soil or potting mix, with good

drainage, will ensure you get the best

blooms and overall results.

This month is also your last chance to

complete pruning before too much new

growth appears. Treat with awinter

clean­up spray afterwards to eradicate

any lingering pest and disease issues.

Vege patch

If your groundwork is complete —the

soil turned over, fertile and weed free —

piles of leafy greens and brassicas can

be planted out. Focus on cabbage,

cauliflower, broccoli, kale, spinach,

silver beet and pak choi. Rows of radish,

carrots and onions can go in too. Garlic

should be well above the ground by now,

so weed between the rows and add

layers of straw mulch over the bare

ground between the plants. Seed

potatoes can be planted out in warmer

regions.

Seed sowing

Now is the ultimate seed­sowing time,

as it will see plants get off to an early

start. Read each seed packet thoroughly,

as every seed has slightly different

growing needs. Sow seeds in trays,

pottles or recycled seedling punnets,

making sure they have good holes for

drainage.

Fill containers with seed­raising mix,

rather than dirt from the ground or

potting mix, as both have lumps and do

not give the best results.

Sow extra seeds as not every seed will

germinate, and only transplant the

strongest, healthiest seedlings.

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products which are as gentle as possible,

horticulturalspraying, whether it be and by disposingofold productsthey did

around the home and gardenoron

not use anymore.

production land. As trees, bushesand ‘‘Homegardening and cleaning

flowers begin to sproutagain, it’s apopular chemicals are safe to use when youfollow

time for Kiwis to spend time in their the instructions on the label, which will

gardens for the season ahead.

also tellyou if you need protection, like

As you start planning your garden, gloves, afacemaskorsafetyglasses. When

considerwhat chemicals you plan to use you first get out into the gardenatthe start

and how you plan to managethe risks from of spring,this is agood time to take a

the chemicals around yourhome.

stocktakeofthe existing chemicals around

Remember to sprayresponsiblyand be your home,’’ says Ms Wilson.

awareofspray drift (spraythat moves away ‘‘Storing or stockpilingproducts you no

from the target area due to applicationor longerneed creates unnecessaryrisk

weather conditions), which can cause aroundyour home;it’s another easily

health problems for people, triggering the preventable hazard around children.

likesofasthma and skin rashes. It can also There’s guidance on our website about

pollute waterways.

how peoplecan safely dispose of old

If you are spraying around the home chemicals you no longer need. It’s

garden, takeprecautions —use protective important people neverpour unused

clothing especiallygloves, abreathing product down the drain.’’ Acommon home

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gardening mythisthat ‘‘natural’’,

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SPRING GARDENING

North Canterbury News, September 5, 2019 33

Growing great gardeners

Anational search is under way to unearth

youngkiwi gardeners with apassion for

plants and gardening.

The Yates BuddingYoung Gardener

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15 wholove spending time in the garden

growing things.The winner will becomea

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sets childrenupfor life.

‘‘It is becoming afadingskill, withmany

of today’s kidsnot knowing what aseed is,

or where potatoes come from. As our lives

get busierand more complex, the art of

gardening becomes more important.

‘‘Producingfood is one obvious benefit,

but caring for aplant can teach children

aboutresponsibility as wellasscience,

nature and nutrition. Taking time to learn

the basics of gardening brings so many

rewards,’’ Mr Kleinpaste says.

All entrantsneed to completeanentry

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either submit avideo sharing theirgarden

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CheviotRest Homehas been

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and the staffing is stable, local

and know the residentsreally

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Sue, along with her husband

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The home has 12 trained and

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Although the rest­homeis

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The rest­home nowhas its

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Facebook is proving agreat

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Recognition ... The rest home received the award from Aged Advisor founder Nigel Matthews, right.

Rest home owner Sue Coleman is beside him.

grandchildren, who are often

travelling overseas, to keepup

to date with happenings at the

homeand see the fun their

relatives have, Sue says.

The awardsare run by Aged

Advisor,aNew Zealand­based

independent review website

for retirement villages, rest

homesand aged­care facilities.

It has become atop site for

retirees andfamiliestohelp

them make informed decisions

on villageand careoptions.

Sue saysshe hands out a

form to families andvisitorsto

offerareview,rate or vote on

the home and send to Aged

Advisor as part of the People’s

Choice Award process.

Aged Advisorfounder Nigel

Matthewssays more facilities

are realising that areview site

is now areality for theirsector

and that encouragingfeedback

can be beneficial.

‘‘People want to knowthe

realstoriesand those facilities

doing agreat job willwelcome

the opportunityfor their

residents to sharetheir

stories,’’ he says.

Mr Matthews says statistics

showthat,every day, more and

moreNew Zealanders are

going online first to see what

people thinkabout acare

facility or village before

signing on the dotted line.

SENIOR LIVING

North Canterbury News, September 5, 2019

35

Brain health

on agenda

By DAVID HILL

Optimising brain healthisthe focusofa

seminarinRangiora in November.

It will be hostedbyDementia

Canterbury in the Rangiora Town Hall

function room from 10.30am on

November 14.

Dementia Canterbury educator Lee

Andrewssays the seminar, led by

psychiatrist Dr Chris Collins, will discuss

how people can optimise brain health to

reduce therisk of developing dementia.

He will discuss what foods to eat, how

to manage stress, how much exercise is

needed and how to ensure individuals

have enough socialand mental

stimulation.

‘‘These are lifestyle choices. It doesn’t

matter what age you are,you canmake

lifestyledecisions now, if you want to,

whichcan reduce the riskordelay the

onsetofdementialater in life,’’ Ms

Andrews says. ‘‘Thereisalot of researchbasedinformationout

there that Chris

will be talking about.’’

She saysaround 70,000New

Zealanders are believed to have

dementia,but this is expected grow to

more than170,000by2050,asthe

populationages.

‘‘It’s important to realisethat dementia

is not anormal part of ageing, so we are

not all going to get dementia.

‘‘Chris will talk about practical things

we can do to reduce the risk and also who

is at risk.’’

Ms Andrews says some peopleare

genetically more susceptibleto

dementia,but the onsetcan be delayed

with lifestyle choices.

The seminar is open to anyone

interested in reducing the risk of

developing dementia. Therewill be an

opportunity for questions.

Contact DementiaCanterbury to

register. Phone0800 444 776 or email

admin@dementiacanterbury.org.nz.

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Farm’sperformance praised

By DAVID HILL

Lastseason has been hailed asuccessfor

the LincolnUniversity Dairy Farm.

FarmconsultantJeremySavage has

praised the workoffarm manager Peter

Hancox, afterthe Lincoln farmexceeded

its targetsfor the2018/19 season.

‘‘Tobeabletoproduce 500 kilogramsof

milksolids per cow on agrass­based

systemwithout using palmkernel,with a

low cost structure,low nitrogen inputs

and lowsupplements, is afantastic effort.

‘‘Peterdoes avery goodjob.’’

Lastseason the farmproduced

277,293kgMS, milking552 cowsatpeakor

502kgMS percow,whichworked out at

1733kgMSper hectare across160

hectares.

Around232kg of drymatter per cowof

Academic to speak on state of environment

Lincoln University looks forward to

hosting Dr Marilyn Waringasthis year’s

presenter of the annual State of the

Nation’s EnvironmentAddress.

The event is free to the public and all

are welcome.

Dr Waring is an author, academic,and

activist who became New Zealand’s

youngest parliamentarian at the time, at

23, when electedasaNational PartyMP

in 1975.

For the past 13 years, she has been a

professor of public policy at the

Auckland University of Technology,

focusing on governance,the political

economy, gender analysis and human

rights.

Her work has had asignificant

silage was fedout and operating costs

worked outat$3.86 per kgMS.

With Fonterra’sfarmgate milkpriceat

$6.45/kgMS, this gave the farmanincome

of $1,788,524or$12,191per hectare andan

operating profit of $815,648.

Despite the success,MrSavage said the

farm had set the sametargetsfor thenew

seasonofmilking 560 cowsatpeak, of

producing490kgMS/cow, and keeping

costs below $4/kgMS.

‘‘By settingatarget of 490kgMS/cow we

allowfor any hiccups and in casewefall

offthe pace, but you can be surePeterwill

be going for 500kgMS/cow.

‘‘This season we are lookingatour

management of breedingand

reproduction, as we madeafew mistakes,

so we areplanningfor those going

forward.

influence on other academics, United

Nationspolicies and government

accountinginseveral countries.

For her presentation, Dr Waringwill

discuss the current Government’s

wellbeingbudgetand its likely impact on

the wellbeing of the environment.

The university is celebrating the 20th

anniversary of its annual event, which

focuses on an aspect of the current

condition of the environment in New

Zealand.

Sinceits inception in 1999,the address

has attracted severalnotableNew

Zealand speakers, including former

primeministerHelen Clark,former

Nationalminister NickSmith, and Ngai

Tahu Maori leader Mark Solomon.

‘‘Weare also focusingongood pasture

monitoring and management.It’san

ongoingskillthatpeople can keep

honing.’’

Mr Savagesaidthe option of increasing

cow numberswas considered, ‘‘but the

conclusion we cametoisthat what we are

doing at themoment is pretty uniqueand

it’sprofitable’’.

While thefarm hashosted winter

workshops in Julyinrecent years, Mr

Savagesaidthe farm’smanagementhad

opted to release the season’s results

online insteadthiswinter.

But he hoped thefarm wouldget back

on track withits seasonalfocus days, with

its springupdate on October 10, focusing

on matingprogrammes, genetic gain,

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RURAL LIFE

42 North Canterbury News, September 5, 2019

School’srural programme is expanding

By DAVID HILL

Rangiora High School’s land­based

studies programme is expanding.

The schoolisone of few in the South

Island to have its own farm on campus,

giving students from anon­farming

backgroundataste of agriculture and

offering awide rangeofrural­based

subjects.

Gareth West has beenhead of landbasedstudiesfor

sevenyears and saysthe

farm is like an outdoor classroom.

‘‘We operate a50­acre stretch of land

whichisassociated to the school, so we are

able to bring the students here on a

regular basis.

‘‘In alot of ways it’s like our second

classroom.

‘‘We do alot of work out here that brings

the practical work backinto the classroom

and vice versa,soitgivesthe studentsa

really good contextofexactly how things

operate. Sure, you can learn things in text

books, but until you’re out there practising

it, sometimesit’s quitehard forthe

students to understand,sohaving this

facility is just fantastic.’’Hesays the farm

meansstudents with no rural background

can get ataste of farming.

‘‘There’s apercentage of our families

who comefrom Rangiora and other small

townsand don’thavealot of landaround

them,but this programme enables them to

get hands­on and get afeel for whatit

mightbelike to work in the agriculture

industry which Ithinkisabig eyeopener.’’

Mr Westsays one of the challenges is

overcoming perceptions.

‘‘There is aparent perception of

agriculture as ‘a working man’s job’, but

we tie in wellwithLincoln and Massey

(universities) and there’s lots of

opportunities for top science and maths

students. Going through the age groups,

there’s an equal amountofboys and girls

in the programme and Iguessthat’s

indicative of the way things are operating

on­farm thesedays.

‘‘You don’t have to be massively big and

strong to operate in afarmsituation.’’

The farm offers arange of subjects from

agri­business, agriculturaland

horticultural science as apathway for

those lookingahead to studying at Lincoln

or Massey Universities, to the more

practical rural andequine studies and a

Primary ITO academy. Rural Studies

pupils gain work experienceonlarger

local, best­practice farms fromYear 12.

PrincipalKaren Stewart said agribusiness

was introduced this year as a

Year13subject after community

consultation andwill be offered in Year 12

fromnext year. Thereare plans to develop

the horticulturalscience programme

further to meetthe industry demands.

The farm runs 150 ewes and is busy with

new­born lambsand somebobby calves

havejust beenbrought in for fattening.

‘‘Wetie in the lambing to happen within

school time, so the students can see what

goeson,’’ the school’s business manager,

David Lowe,says.

The school has aTeenAg (young

farmers) club, which helps farm manager

Bruce Ayres with feeding the animals

during lunchtimes, and acattleshow team,

which has had stock­judging success.

Out on the farm ... Rangiora High School head of land­based studies, Gareth West, left,

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North Canterbury News, September 5, 2019

43

Simmental overtake Angus

SouthCanterburyfarmersDavid

and Jayne Timperleyhave long

knownthe eatingqualityof

Simmental beef.

Simmental, abreedtraditionally

recognised for its fast live­weight

gain,has toppled Angusfor eating

quality in the results of the latest

Beef +Lamb New Zealand (BLNZ)

trial.

The BLNZ beef progeny test,

established in 2014, compares

bullsunder commercial farming

conditions.Itinvolves mating2200

cows and heifers ayearand

assessing steers for their finishing

performance and carcass traits.

This year’s trialsshowed

Simmentalswere reachinggrowth

and eatingqualitytargetsmore

quickly than other breeds.

Simmental outranked Angus for

beef eatingqualityreservegrade.

It had an average score of 44.6%,

while the Angus averagewas

43.8%.

Of the 52 sirestested, Simmental

rankedthree and four.The highest

ranking Angus was 14.

Mr Timperley, of Opawa

Simmentals, said more farmers

shoulduse aSimmentalbull —

they would not lose out on meat

quality, and would gain

exceptionally quick growth. The

couplehave 110Simmentalcows

on their farmatCave, South

Canterbury.They registeredtheir

stud in 1993 and havebred for good

temperament, easeofcalving, good

growthrates,and abilitytothrive

in any commercialsituation.

Mr Timperley said the

Simmental breed,originallyfrom

Switzerland,‘‘took offwithsucha

hiss and aroar’’ in New Zealand

that all sorts of undesirable

characteristics were released on to

farms.The breederswho stuck

with Simmentalshad since

‘‘sorted’’ perceived issues suchas

temperament, he said.

‘‘Theygrade out well andthey

eat well.’’

Anew beat ... Senior Sergeant Greg Cottam.

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New police job

has awidefocus

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Greg Cottam is working to a

new beat.

Senior Sergeant Cottam has

been appointed area

prevention manager for the

Canterbury ruralregion,based

in Rangiora. It is apositionthat

is geographically as wideranging

as the many parts of

the jobheisresponsible for.

Whileworkinginwiththe

response seniorsergeantsin

the Hurunui, Waimakariri and

Selwyn districts, he will also

work with agencies and

organisations, building

relationships to help prevent

family harm, and ensure

support in the areas of mental

health and suicide.

He is also tasked with

ensuring staffare in the right

placeatthe right time to deal

with spikes in crime,hot spots

wherethere are car crashes,

and targeting priority

offenders.

Whilehis duties may be new,

Mr Cottam is familiar with

ruralCanterbury.

He started on thebeat in

Rangiora in 1998 beforemoving

to Christchurch to become a

detective. He qualified before

returning to Rangiora in 2002,

but afterthreeyears he

returned to the city and the

CIB, where he became a

detective senior sergeant.

Mr Cottam says prevention is

an interesting areatobe

working in. ‘‘We haven’tbeen

able to arrest our way out of

solving crime.But whatwecan

do is prevent it through

working and developing

partnerships.’’

He says atrialputting

agencies and police in the

same roomimmediately after a

family harmincident was

recently carried out in

Christchurch and Waikato.

The IntegratedSafety

Response programme, aimed

to combat domestic violence

had proved so successful it is

now beingrolled out

nationwide.

It also involves having a

familyintervention team on

hand within 24 hours for the

most serious cases.

He saysthe co­ordinated

approach had led to more

reporting of crimeand a

reductioninseriousharm.

The focus is on preventing

familyharminkids, and getting

to the bottomofviolenceand

finding ways to help.

‘‘If we can make changes for

those families, it helps create a

safer environment for children

to growupin. It is abig project.

The whole aim is to prevent

homicides and seriousharm

and findingways to help.’’

Often this couldbeassimple

as helping someonetoget a

driver’s licence, givingthem

self esteem and preventing

them from rackingupfines and

demerit points for driving

offences.

Extra funding has allowed

the employment of threepolice

staff across rural Canterbury to

deal with family harm over the

comingmonths.

One would be stationed in

Rangiora working with

agencies and non­government

organisations. Mr Cottam saysa

key message is forpeople to

reach outand ask for help if

they knowanyonesuffering

from familyharm, having

mentalhealth issuesor

needing support in otherways.

Familyharm tookupalot of

policetime, but he is keen to

hear about other issues in

North Canterbury as well.

‘‘I encourage people with

information to share it with

policeasitmay be the pieceof

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to access for rural communities

By DAVID HILL

Accessing mental healthservices

remains amajor barrier for many

rural communities.

FederatedFarmers chief

executive Terry Copeland says

accessinghealthcare services is

‘‘getting harderand harder’’ for

many rural people, withsome having

to travel long distances or simply

missing out.

The challenge is not helped by a

nationwideshortageofGPs, he says.

‘‘The average age of GPs is quite

old, so who is replacingthem when

they retire? Getting GPs into rural

areas is hard.’’

The Chief Coroners’ provisional

suicide statistics released last month

show the number of suicides to the

year ended June 30 were the highest

on recordat685,and at arate of 13.93

deathsper 100,000 people.

Young males aged between15and

29 years are the mostatrisk,

followed by middle­aged men aged 45

to 54 years.

While the rural suicide rate is yet

to be released, it has consistently

been higher thanurbanrates, with 20

farmers takingtheir livesinthe year

to June30last year.

But the suicide rate is only the tip

of the iceberg, as it does not include

attemptedsuicides or those who

struggle everyday with mental health

and related issues.

‘‘A statistic Iheard recentlywas

that somethinglike one­third of all

medical issues are mental health

Taboo subject? ... Terry Copeland says

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based, but it doesn’t reflect what our

health systemoffers,’’ Mr Copeland

says.

‘‘Andwhen you consider our

suicide rate is nearly twice the road

toll,weneed to be putting more

attentioninto mentalhealth.’’

The national roadtollfor the year

endedMarch 31 was 382,whichwas

lamented as beingthe worst in a

decade. Mr Copeland saysmental

health remains ‘‘a taboosubject’’ in

many rural communities. But it

doesn’t need to be that way.

‘‘It’s hard enough getting rural

men to go to the doctor, let alone talk

aboutmental health, whichisstill a

taboosubject. Mental health is no

differentfrom spraining an ankleor

getting the flu.’’

But he is hopeful Parliament is

starting to get the messagewith the

launch of across­party Mental

Health and AddictionsWellbeing

Grouplast month, with formerAll

Blackand mental healthadvocate

John Kirwan.

‘‘I met up withJohnKirwan after

he had spokeninParliament and he

was buoyedbythe willingness of the

governmenttocome on board.’’

Organisations like the Rural

Support Trusts and initiatives like

Farmstrong, apartnership between

the Mental Health Foundation, FMG

and ACC, are actively encouraging

farmers to ‘‘look after themselves’’

and ensurethey get enough sleep,

eat well and have somerecreation.

‘‘We actively support the Farmstrong

programmeand otherprofessional

bodies and organisations like Rural

Women and New Zealand Young

Farmers to makesure we are

presenting consistent messages.

‘‘The more we can normalise

discussions the betteritwill be.’’

RURAL LIFE

North Canterbury News, September 5, 2019

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Community vehicle trustvolunteers met at

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that theyhad jointly donated over17,300

hours of time.

Community Vehicle Trusts fulfilan

important role withinthe small rural towns

of the region, providing transport solutions

in areas outside of the urban public

transportnetwork.

Over the last year, nearly 35,000

passengers havebeen transportedaround

CanterburybyCommunityVehicleTrusts,

and collectivelybeen driven morethan

623,000 kilometres.The networking

initiative gave volunteersthe opportunity

to meetand share ideas.

Environment Canterbury supports

vehicle trusts with funding grants.

Communitytransport adviser Isabelle

Bromham says that she is pleased withthe

volunteer­driven success of the vehicle

trusts.

‘‘There’s so much good work being done

to provideatransportsolution to rural

areas.Having adignified and affordable

means of transport is so crucial in allowing

peopletoremaintheir own homesand to

maintain their community links,soweare

pleased to offer our continued support to

community vehicle trusts” she says.

Duringthe event, community vehicle

trust volunteers heard from the Canterbury

District Health Board about the benefits

that vehicle trustsprovidefor their

community. RaeganKitto,clinical manager

of social workfor older persons healthand

one of the service managers at CDHB’s

ChristchurchCampus, described the

volunteersas‘incredible’. Thereare 15

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RURAL LIFE

North Canterbury News, September 5, 2019

Discussion urged on genetic technology

The steady progress AgResearchis

making on field trials of environmentfriendly

GM ryegrassinthe United States

serves as ahurry­up for New Zealand to

get on withamature national

conversation aboutgenetic modification,

Federated Farmers says.

‘‘We’re all agreed climate change and

our international commitments on

greenhouse gas reductions presentbig

challenges to oureconomyandway of

lifebut we’re currently sidelining a

potentialmajor tool thatcould help

farmers tackle ruminant methane and

excreted nitrogen, Federated Farmers

president Katie Milne says.

‘‘It’s borderingonridiculous that our

current laws on GM have forced

AgResearch to go to theUnited States to

simulate the sort of growing conditions

foundinNew Zealand as they trialthe

properties of genetically modified High

Metabolisable Energy (HME) ryegrass.’’

As AgResearch has reported, its

experiments in the United States are

aboutshowing whether this new

potentially environmentally sustainable

grass—thatstrikesabalancebetween

reductions in methane emissionsfrom

animalsthat eat it, greater tolerance to

drought andfarm productivity—will

perform in the fieldinasimilarway to

howitperforms in controlled

environmental studies.

Initial resultsare encouraging.

Earlier in August, apanel of experts

convened by New Zealand’s Royal

Society pointedout in aseriesof

compelling reports someofthe

considerable benefits genetic

technologies could bring, and alsothe

need to debate potential downsides.

‘‘This is just the latest call from

scientists andexperts for an overhaul of

ouroutdated regulations in this space,

Govt should work with farmers

DairyNZ chiefexecutiveDrTim Mackle

is urging the Governmenttowork with

agricultural groups to drive real

behaviourchange on farm insteadof

imposing abroad­based tax.

Sector organisationshave put

forward an alternative Primary Sector

Climate Change Commitment –He

Waka EkeNoa –to buildanenduring

farm­level emission reduction

framework tohelp the rural sector

reduce its footprint.

‘‘We wanttoplay ourpart and take

action.

‘‘That’s why we have put forward a

credible five­year work plan with clear

and measurable actions, outcomes and

timeframes,’’ says Dr Mackle.

‘‘Our proposed plan is acollective

initiative across multiple agricultural

sectors,and includes rolling out Farm

Environment Plans for all farms by 2025

to ensure every farmer knows their

emissionsfootprint, where on farm

those emissions are coming from,and

what they can do to manage them.’’

Having reliable data is important so

that afarmer can makedecisions and

trade­offs factoring in resilience,

profitability,and all the business

decisionsthat need to be weighedup.

‘‘Weare asking the Government to

partner withthe agricultural sector to

develop and delivertargeted

programmes of action andco­ordinate

efforts to reduce emissions. We strongly

believe that workinginpartnershipis

the best approach to deliverreal

change,’’DrMackle says.

‘‘DairyNZ does notsupport alevy on

farmers in the ETS at processorlevel

because it won’t drive the behaviour

changetoreduce emissions.

‘‘It will take moneyout of farmers

pockets at atime when it would be

better invested on­farm to prepare for

and start the process of managing

emissions.

‘‘Safeguarding the environment and

maintaining asustainable and

competitive dairy sector is very

important to our farmers, customers,

and consumers.

‘‘Farmers care about the

environment andare continuously

refining theirfarm systemstoimprove

environmental outcomes.’’

Dr Mackle says the dairy sector is

committed to playing its part in

reducinggreenhouse gas emissions

alongside the rest of the New Zealand,

but policyresponses need to be fair and

they need to drive the right behaviours.

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Genetic technologies could also be a

powerful tool for the kauri dieback

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No­one is saying we should rush into

genetic modification overnight, or that it

is theanswer to everything, she says.

Butdiscussion at government level on

progressing measured debate and a

review of ourcurrent rulesappears to be

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Bird’s eye view ... An artist’s impression giving abird’s eye view of the proposed indoor sports stadium for

Rangiora.

Tender awardedforsportshub

By ROBYN BRISTOW

LeighsConstruction has won the

tenderfor the new multi­use

sportsfacilityinColdstream

Road, Rangiora.

The new Waimakariri District

Council facility willcost around

$28 million. It willbeabout 6000

squaremetresand house four

indoorcourtsconfigured for

futsall, handball, korfball,

volleyball, netball,badminton

and basketball.

It will also houseacentral

fitness facility, changing rooms,

coaching and meeting spaces, and

seat around 500 spectators.

The facilitywill be sited near

othersporting groundssuch as

the MainPowerOval for cricket,

the WaimakaririHockey Turf and

the MariaAndrews Parkfootball

grounds.

It is alsobeside the land

earmarked for aproposedtennis

club.

WaimakaririDistrict Council

MayorDavid Ayerssays

construction is expected to be

finished around May 2021.

‘‘We see the multi­use sports

facilitybeing agreatcentre for

our growing community to come

together. The opportunities a

facility of thisnaturewill open to

the wider community will be

fantasticand this will potentially

benefit all members of

Waimakariri.’’

The building,designedby

Warren and Mahoneyarchitects,

aims to becomeafocalpoint for

sportinthe district.Ithas been

designed to be efficient, costeffective

and functional as well as

beingattractive,given it will be

visible from all sides.

Once complete, it will be

operatedbythe NorthCanterbury

Sportand Recreation Trust.

Football challenge

Keen on agame of football?

Have you got apair of boots

and shin pads at home

gathering dust?

Now’syour chance to brush

them off and come out to

represent your area in the

soon­to­be­annual Hurunui

West vs Hurunui East football

challenge.

This match, with ashield

for the winning team, is open

to all Hurunui residents

between the ages of 15 and 65.

The game will take place at

the Amberley Domain at

1.30pm this Sunday,

September 8.

It promises to be afun day

out, withopportunities for

less fit players to sub on and

off in the 90­minutegame.

Therewill be asausage

sizzle during the game for

spectators, and awarding of

the shield afterwards,

accompanied by afew

refreshing beverages.

Anyone interested in

playing should contact the

team managers: Tim Kelly on

(027) 556 2785 if you live west

of the Weka Pass, or Chris

Dickson (027) 5575 5090 if you

live east of the Pass.

Both sides have abase of

players from the Hurunui

Rangers division 4senior

men’s team.

Aveterinarian will be

available in case anyone from

Hurunui East gets injured.

Show-jumping trip

It promises to be abusy couple

of weeks for Darfield High

School showjumper Georgia

Allison.

The 18­year­old will fly out to

Moroccoatthe end of the week

for the GlobalAmateur Tour

where she will ride local horses

in a1.2m jumping contest.

Georgia will then represent

New Zealand at the Marcus

Oldham Australianinterschool

championships at the

Sydney International

Equestrian Centre from

September 29 to October 2.

Georgia, who lives in Oxford,

will be part of an eight­strong

all women’s team to compete in

the dressage and showjumping.

However, she will

compete solelyinthe showjumping.

‘‘I’ve been riding

since Iwas born, it feels like. I

did my first competition when I

was two.

‘‘International opportunities

are what I’ve been working

towards for awhile and I’ve

been short­listed for things but

to get these opportunities is

exciting.

“It will be good to test myself

against international

competitors.’’

Allison is aself­described

perfectionist.

“In Sydneywe’ll only be

jumping 1.05m,which will be

differentfrom Morocco, but if I

can be consistentthen I’ll be

happy.”

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By DAVID HILL

Braggingrights were on thelineat

Kaiapoi’s Kane Shield swim meet

lastweek.

Organiser Helen Clarke said 22

teams were entered in what

proved to be akeenly contested

competition at the Kaiapoi Aquatic

Centre.

‘‘Itwas avery good night out and

avery competitive competition. We

had alot of sports teams, afew

families and more industry teams

thanusual.

‘‘But we wouldalways liketosee

more school teams.’’

The Kane Shield was first held

71 years ago and has growninto a

popularannual swimming

competition for all ages.

But there was afour­year period

afterthe earthquakes when the

eventwas not held, until the You

Me We Us Kaiapoi Project revived

it.

Helenhas been involved with

the event since the 1970s, being incharge

of the handicapping system

to make it fair forall ages.

Results:Kane Shield: ‘‘I Don’t

KnowHow To Pronounce It’’.

Westpac Trophy,runner­up: ‘‘Da

Boyz’’.

Harry Bates RoseBowl, fastest

time: ‘‘Squidskin Bandits’’, 53

seconds.

Industries Shield: ‘‘School

Patrol’’.

BurgessFamily Sports Trophy:

‘‘I Don’t Know How To Pronounce

It’’.

BellFamilyTrophy ­family

team: ‘‘Robb Peedos’’.

You Me We Us SchoolTrophy:

‘‘StPaddy’s Paddlers’’.

Making asplash ... Swimmers dive into the pool during last week’s Kane

Shield swim meet at the Kaiapoi Aquatic Centre.

PHOTOS: BRENTCAIRNS

Winning team ... The winning team, ‘‘I Don’t Know How To Pronounce

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SPORT

North Canterbury News, September 5, 2019

49

NC sports results

Rangiora Bridge Club

Pocock Pairs: North/South:

Heather Waldron/Colleen

Adam1,HelenDunn/Sue

Solomons 2, Pam

McAllister/BrianStewart 3.

East/West: Caroline

Caseley/SamGurney 1,

MargaretPickering/Janice

Pickering 2, Beverley

Brain/Joyce Gray 3.

August 26,Individual: N/S:

David McRae/Fern McRae

1, DavePutt/Shirley Symns

2, Judy Bruerton/Linda

Hanham 3. E/W: Bruce

Whiteman/Noel Bain1,

Geoff Norriss/Marion

Lomax 2, Sue Solomons/

Dawn Simpson 3.

August 28 Plate Pairs: N/S;

Diane Findlay/Darcy

Preston1,Sue Solomons/

Derek Wilson 2, Jeanette

Joyce/Carole Anderson 3.

E/W: Linda Joyce/Jenny

Shore1,Heather Waldron/

Beverley Brain 2, Nikki

Luisetti/Margaret Luisetti

3.

Rangiora Golf Club

Nine holes ­Stroke: Ladies:

Lyn Leech 36,1;Rita Moore

37, 2; Pat Berry38, 3.

Men:Mike Henry 35, 1;

Mark Webb 35, 2; Nelson

Moffat 36, 3.

Ladies Bisque par: Div 1:

Liz Sinnott +6, 1; Div2:

JaneMoratti+9, 1; Carole

Forster+8, 2. Div 3: Lynley

Earl +8,1.

LGU/Putting: Div 1: Biddy

Bowring 68,1;Liz Sinnott

71, 2. Putting Biddy

Bowring27. Div 2: Rhonda

Warwick 71, 1; Barbara

Cornwall 73, 2. Putting:

Barbara Cornwall 30. Div3:

Barbara Miller­Davies 70,

1; Sandy Hood 70, 2. Putting

Nan Wright 26.

Midweekmen, stableford:

Steve Jones 40, 1; Neil

Hewitt 39, 2; Jim Cook 39

(c/b), 3.

Weekend men­stroke:

Div 1: NoelMcLaughlan 72,

1; Chris Peters 73,2;Peter

Giles 73 (c/b), 3. Div 2:

Russel Thompson 67, 1; Jeff

Wilson 68,2;Gary Clark71

(c/b), 3.

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This expansive 289m², four-bedroom two-bathroom home, offers space for agrowing family. Comprising

four bedrooms plus office, two generous living areas, as well as excellent indoor/outdoor flow to the paved

and sheltered barbecue area, it should be on your to-see list.

The home features astylish new designer kitchen, including butler’s pantry. The large open plan area is

complemented by asecond living area, which would be ideal for teenagers, or could be used as alarge

media room. The master bedroom has awalk-in wardrobe and the en suite, and family bathrooms’ have

been recently refurbished.

For the engineer or car enthusiast there is asteel framed American Style Barn, with aroller door. The 3.7

acres of land comprises three paddocks of free draining, Darnley Shallow Silty Loam soil, which would be

ideal forapony.Awater race through the property provides extrawater forstock in addition to the 2000litres/

day from the council scheme.

Just ashort distance from new shopping area at Mandeville, where you will have access to everything from

the supermarket, bar, fuel station, preschool, restaurant and fast food outlets. Enjoy rural living whilst living

just 12km from the motorway and 26km, or about 20 minutes, from the airport.

Deadline Sale

closing 4pm, Wednesday

18 September 2019 (unless sold prior)

For more information contact

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

Hamish Anderson 027 678 8888

Farmlands Real Estate

Website ID: RX2025658

2194450

Residential

Lifestyle

Rural


For Sale

OPEN HOME

OPEN HOME

Amberley | 7Teviotview Place

2,309m 2

Price

$729,000

Summerhill | 167 German Road

4.4 Hectares

Price

On application

B&B Potential.

• Landscaped private section with superb five year old home.

• Open plan living withheat pump, separate lounge with gas fire.

• Inspirational kitchen -butlers pantryand integrated double oven.

• Luxurious mastersuite plustwo doublebedrooms with wardrobes.

• Tiled family bathroom with separatebath and shower.

• Internal access doublegarage,off street parking.

• The section includes maturespecimentrees, fruit trees, shrubs,

roses, vegetable patchand agreenhouse. | PropertyIDRX1975882

Open Home

Sunday 1.30 to 2.30pm

Contact

JennyRouse 027314 6119

Attractive LifestyleProperty. Very attractivelifestyleproperty with

stunning mountain viewsset in afabulous environmen.The 266m2

brick clad homehas four bedrooms, masterwith en suite,openplan

kitchen/living/dining, walk-in pantryand breakfast bar.Separate

lounge, under floorheatingintiledareas, log fire, heat pump and solar

hot water heating. Large deck with shade sail and attached triple

garage. North facing with all day sun. Generator included in the sale.

3-bay lock up Total Span Shed with concrete floor and workshop.

Own well, fenced into two paddocks. | Property ID RX1827383

Open Home

Sunday 1.00 to 2.00pm

Contact

MalcolmGarvan 027 231 4425

Westport | 199 Alma Road

27.4 Hectares

Development Block/Land Bank. On instructions from the bank

Farmlands Real Estate offer the following property for sale by

deadline sale. Total area 27 hectares of land comprising of rough

grazing and light scrub, potential for development with shallow

gravels, majority of ground is flat to rolling. This property has the

potential for further development for various uses from intensive

grazing, excellent location situated on large terrace, only minutes

from the township of Westport. | Property ID RX2015835

Deadline Sale

Closing 4pm, Wednesday

11 September 2019

Inspection

By appointment

Contact

Martin Jack 027246 7762

Looking for the perfect home?

We can help.

Licensed under REAA 2008

James Murray

027 436 8103

Jenny Rouse

027 314 6119

Hamish Anderson

027 678 8888

MalcolmGarvan

027 231 4425

Maurice Newell

027 240 1718

Alan Eastwick

027 447 0007

Russell Clifford

027 434 3122

Carol Thompson

027 914 2341

Katy Biggs

022 068 7415

Licensed under REAA 2008


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Supporting children with anxiety

Afree presentationbyAnna Mowat

and Dean Sutherland of All Right?and

Real Parents,will be heldon

Thursday, September 12, 7pm to

8.30pm, at the Amberley Arahura

School Hall. Supperprovided.

Guinea pig show

Spring will be celebrated at aGuinea

Pig Show at 38 Rangiora­Woodend

Road,onSunday,September29. Doors

open from 10am to 2pm, withpublic

pet entries taken at 10.30am. Entrants

are encouraged to dress up their

guinea pigswith aspring theme.There

will be animal sales.Look for the

greenand blue flags. Enquiries, ring

Jennyon(021) 145 7245.

Clarkville School luncheon

All former pupils and friends are

welcomeatthe ClarkvilleSchool

annual luncheononSunday,October

6, at the Rangiora ShowGrounds

Restaurant, AshleyStreet,at11.30am.

Come along, meet old class mates, and

reminisceabout old times. Residents

who had childrenattending school are

welcome. Contact Janette Dyer on (03)

313 8691.

Beachclean­up

As partofKeep NZ Beautiful Week,

Rangiora Leos and Lions are holding a

beachclean­up on Sunday,September

18, from 1pm to 3pmatWaikuku Beach.

Meet by the beachplaygroundto

register. Bringgloves,water bottles

and sunscreen. There willbealucky

prizedraw at 3pm. For more

information, call Kirstyn Barnetton

(021)312 230.

Rangiora CroquetClub

Everyone is welcometohave agoat

croquet during the Rangiora Croquet

Club’s openingday on Saturday,

September 7. The day beginsat

12.30pm at its RiverRoad base.For

more information, contact Carolon

310 6259.

Book fair

Abook fair willbeheld on Friday,

September 27, and Saturday,

September 28, at St Bart’sChurch

Hall,23Cass St, Kaiapoi, from 10am to

2pm. Books willbe$2each or six for

$10. Tea and coffee willbeavailable.

Donationsofgood qualitybooks, CDs,

DVDs and jigsawsare welcome.No

tapes. Donated goods can be left at the

church hall. ContactNormanClarkon

327 5552 or Ray Maw on 327 6404. This

is an Anglican Parish of Kaiapoi

fundraiser towardsthe maintenance

of St Bartholomew’sChurchand Hall.

Lavender bath bombs

Giveyourself, or someone special, a

relaxing treat. Learn how to make

foamy bathbombs scented with

lavender essentialoil. Charlotte

Brown grows and processeslavender

on her property. At thishands­on

workshop, she will guide us through

the process of craftingasmall bath

bomb, which participantswill gift

wraptotake home.She will also

demonstrate how to make alarge

bomb, and talk about ingredientsand

recipes you can use. All moulds and

materialswill be provided. It will be

heldinAmberley on Wednesday,

September 18, from10am to 12pm.

Cost: Two TimeBank Hurunui credits

or $15,plus ingredients cost to be

confired.Registration:(03) 314 3406 or

email

tbhlearningexchange@gmail.com.

Garage Sale

Agarage sale willbeheld this

Saturdayfrom 8am to 2pm at 21a

KingsburyAvenue, Rangiora,with the

proceedsgoingtosupport alocal

bowling club.

Rural Ramble

The fourth annual North Canterbury

Rural Ramble will be heldonSunday,

October 6. Its opentoall vintage,

classic, rareorunusual vehicles, with

modern day classics also accepted.

Only$15 per vehicle. Departs Hurunui

District Council car park State

HighwayOne in Amberley.

Registrationsaccepted from 9am until

10.45am.Itincludes avisit to aback

country historic farmtoview aprivate

collection from days­gone­bye.

Sunday Market

The Rangiora Sunday Market,inthe

Blake Street car park, from 9amto

2pm.Lots of great bargains from

plants, clothing, household items,

garden tools, healthproducts,bikes,

books, giftcards, handyman tools,

jewellery, toys, garden sculptures,

woodcraft etc. For young children,

Thomas and Friends willbeavailable

to operate in the North Canterbury

Model Railway Club’s rooms.

Relaxed Coastal Style, by Sally Denning

The first part of the book offers up Sally’s unique takeon

coastal style, celebratingthe colours and textures of the

seaside:bare wooden boards, uncurtained windows, and

furnishingscovered in robust linen or cotton that will

endure salt water and the sun’s rays. The second half of

the book visits aselection of glorious coastal houses,

cottages and hideaways that are guaranteed to enchant

and inspire.

Born Lippy, by Jo Brand

Born Lippy is agathering of

all the things Jo Brand wishes

she’dknown, all the things

she’slearnt, andall the things

she hopesfor the future.A

century after women got the

vote (albeitmarriedwomen

overthe age of 28) it’s time to take stock of exactly what it

means to be female today. And if there’s one thingwomen

are entitledto, it’s having abloody goodmoan about things

big and small ­sohere goes ...

Encyclopedia of Garden Design, by ChrisYoung

Whateverthe sizeofyour space,and whether starting with

ablank canvas or renewinganexisting garden,this indepth

manual offers fresh, achievable ideas —grasp the

fundamentals of garden design, discover astyle that’s

right for you, and create the structuresand planting schemes to bring yourideas to life.

Thesetitles are available in both Waimakaririand Hurunui libraries. Find out more

about recentadditionstothe library collection by goingtothe library catalogue at

waimakariri.kotui.org.nz or hurunui.kotui.org.nz or contactyour locallibrary.

Historic day

Councillorshailed anotable moment

whenaccepting thefinalearthquake

infrastructure recoveryreport on

Tuesday, on theeve of the 9thanniversary

of theSeptember2010 earthquake.

The report, writtenbyWaimakariri

DistrictCouncil seniorengineering

adviser Gary Boot, advised 56 of the 58

recovery projects havenow been

completed and in linewiththe $38.7

million budget.

MayorDavid Ayers described it as an

‘‘important milestonehistoricallyfor the

council’’.

‘‘This is thebiggestprojectwhichhas

beenundertakeninthe 160­year history of

this district andtocompleteitinline with

thebudget is areflection onthe quality of

work byour staff.’’

Speaking on Mr Boot’s behalf, three

waters manager Kalley Simpson said the

tworemaining projects would be

completed as partofongoingregeneration

work.

Thoseprojects includetheFeldwick

catchment reticulation, which willbe

completed over thenextfew months, and

theFeldwickstormwatermanagement

area,tobecompleted during the2020/21

financialyear.

Councillors approvedadditional

funding forthe Johns Road stormwater

project in Rangiora, with $298,000 to be

broughtforward fromthe 2022/23 financial

year andanadditional $332,000fromthe

presentfinancial year towards thedesign

andconstructionofthepipeline.

MrSimpson saidthe extrafunding

would allow staff to speedupthe project

andminimisedisruptiontoresidents, but

would notcreateany additionalcost to the

councillong term.

Councillors approved asubmission

supporting the proposed plan change 7to

theCanterbury Land andWaterRegional

Plan andtheproposed planchange 2tothe

WaimakaririRiver Regional Plan.But

concernswereraised around farmer

wellbeing,theinclusion ofsmall

blockholders, thedelay to 2029 in raising

water levels in CamRiver and

Silverstream, and the need to consider the

whole Waimakariri catchment.

Asustainability strategy was adopted,

outliningaction points for improving

sustainability.Senior policyanalystMike

O’Connell said there wasconsiderable

input from staff, council committees and

through theannualplan consultation,with

theWaimakaririYouthCouncil

particularly ‘‘keen to see things done’’.

To Let

AMBERLEY townhouse

for rent. Close to shops and

Medical Centre. Sunny all

day, 2 bedroom. Internal

access double garage. As

this is a standalone with

four other units, best suited

to someone semi­retired.

No animals or smoking. Ph

027 957 8030.

WOODEND BEACH

furnished 1 bdrm cottage

available for short term 1­6

months, $275pw. Phone

027 471 3232.

Situations Vacant

Farm Vacancies

COWMAN/Handyman/

Gardener. We require

someone who is handy &

interested in casual farm

work, lawns, painting and

general maintenance. We

are on a coastal farm in

Amberley. Good 4 bedroom

house available.

Would suit a semi­retired

couple/person. Please contact

Stu &Jan Moir 03 314

9665.

SITUATION VACANT

Accounting Technician required for aproductive Chartered

Accountancy and Business Advisory firm operating from

modern offices in Rangiora. These vacancies result from

growth. The perfect fit for this role will be someone with who

can demonstrate knowledge and experience in aChartered

Accountants office.

So, if you:

• Are looking for aprogressive forward thinking firm;

• Are competent in the preparation of GST/PAYE/Income Tax

returns or financial statements

• have experience with accounting software –Xero or MYOB

• Are ateam player

Please forward your written response,

together with your CV to:

Collins &Co–Chartered Accountants

Ltd, POBox 51, Rangiora,

Email: team@rbc.co.nz

All applications treated in strict confidence. Applications

close 20/09/2019.

2200744

CLASSIFIEDS

North Canterbury News, September 5, 2019

SERVICE MANAGER

53

Connect Hurunui Inc. is anot-for-profit charity providing

community support via their Community Connectors,

Learning Exchange and TimeBank programmes to the

communities of the Hurunui district. We are looking to

appoint afully competent Service Manager to provide full

financial and operational management of our service. This

is anew paid role and it requires the followingexpertise:

•20hours per week, building to 25 hours per

week from July 2020

•Staff management (seven part-time contractors

on team)

•Financial management (formal accountancy

skills preferred)

•New business development

•Experience with not-for-profitorganisations

•Experience with the social services and

community development sector

•Highly motivated and able to work autonomously

•Reports to Chair of the Governance Team

Applications close 5pm Friday 20 September

For more information please contact:

Nicki Carter

CHI EstablishmentManager

manager.connecthurunui@gmail.com

2200793

Situations Vacant

Retail 2IC Opportunity

We are looking for adynamic retailer who can lead and

manage ateam.

We are preparing to take the business to new heights

and need aretail champion to help.

The retail business here is growing and we need to

get akey retailer to help the team progress and grow

with it. We expect that you will have astrong proven

retail background, leading large teams and making a

difference.

This is anew role at our Mega store in Rangiora. We are

searching for aRetail manager who can help the team

and the business grow and develop.

Youreport to our very capable and experienced retail

manager.

Are you ready for the next challenge in your career?

Are you able and prepared to step up?

We are looking for ateam player who can live and

breathe excellence in customer service.

Can you take charge when required and lead the team

to achieve goals?

We are looking for adynamic performer with retail

experience, prepared to lead from the front.

Don’t hesitate, apply now.

McAlpines have an active drug &alcohol policy in

place, apre-employment drug test and medical will be

required.

Send your application and CV to: Retail 2IC Position,

McAlpines Mitre 10 Mega, Private Bag 1003, Rangiora

7440 or email michellef@mcalpines.co.nz

2202267

KAIAPOI DELIVERERS

REQUIRED

Are you11years +and looking

to earn some extramoney?

TheNorth CanterburyNews

is looking fordeliverers in

Kaiapoi now

Please contact Val

val.genet@ncnews.co.nz

Thursday,August 2, 2018 | Issue808 | www.ncnews.co.nz

Garage Sales

SECURITY GUARDS

required for casual event RANGIORA

work over the summer

period. Acurrent C.O.A is

essential. Ph 028 419 3720.

21A

Kingsbury Ave. Saturday

7th September, 8am ­2pm.

Complete clearance.

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CLASSIFIEDS, TRUSTED TRADES &PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

54 North Canterbury News, September 5, 2019

THE ROTARY

BOOK FAIR

FRIDAY 4TH &

SATURDAY 5TH

OCTOBER 2019

PHONE

RANGIORA BOROUGH

SCHOOL HALL

HELP US TO DO THIS AGAIN BY

DONATING BOOKS, MAGAZINES,

DVDS, CDS, PUZZLES, RECORDS.

IF YOU HAVE BOOKS

ETC TO DONATE WE CAN

COLLECT THEM.

027 472 4439

DROP BOXES ARE AVAILABLE

AT: CALTEX RANGIORA

RANGIORA NEW WORLD.

Rangiora Charitable Trust

Health Shuttle

Volunteers Needed

Do you have time to help your community? St John

providesacommunity Health Shuttle service in the

North Canterburyarea.

For just one day per fortnight you can become a

volunteer Health Shuttle driver –can you help?

Our community HealthShuttle provides people with

aservice which allows North Canterbury residents

greater access to attend their health related

appointments in Christchurch.

All Health Shuttle volunteers are trained in first aid,

and attend aStJohn driving course. All you need is

acurrent standard car driver’slicense.

If you are interested in becoming aHealth Shuttle

volunteer driverplease contact:

Lavinia Amuketi

0800 785 646 ext 3201

lavinia.amuketi@stjohn.org.nz

2201736

RotaryClub of Rangiora

Charitable Trust

ALEXMURRAY

EDUCATION AWARD 2019

The Rotary Club ofRangiora awards agrant each

year inmemory of aformer member, Alex Murray,

to assist ayoung person about to leave school to

undertake further training at an education centre,

polytechnic or university.

The grant, to avalue of$5000, will be awarded to a

youngpersonlivingineithertheWaimakaririorHurunui

Districts. Thegrantistoassist withcourse costs and/

or study materials (excluding accommodation costs)

over the first two years oftertiary study. Uptohalf of

the grant wouldbeavailablefor the first year of study.

We are calling for applications for this grant for study

to be commencedin2020.

The application form may be obtained by emailing

ayers.david@xtra.co.nz.

Applications will close on Thursday 3 rd October

2019.

2201818

2198721

2200803

Let's connect

Waiau's Community

Resilience Planning

Come together at the Waiau Hall forsome delicious locally

made soup andbread. Agreat opportunity to connect with

your local community and sector post team.

Why?

To bring the greater Waiau community together and identify thenatural

hazards around us, our homes andbusinesses. Howasacommunity can

we be more Ready,whatwill we need to Respond,and what can bedone

to Reduce thenegative effects on us.

When: 12th September 6:30pm –8pm

Where: Waiau Community Hall

Any questionspleaseemail: Why? To bringthe greater Cath Ferguson Waiau community cathspriggs@gmail.com

together and identify the

natural hazardsthat can effect us, our homesand businesses. What we as

KAIAPOI CHRISTADELPHIANS

“The Key of Knowledge ..“(Luke 11:52)

“GOOD NEWS”

Jesus Christ is coming back!!

“...this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into

heaven, shall so come in like manner as you have

seen Him go into heaven. Then returned they unto

Jerusalem from the Mt of Olives. Acts 1:11-12

“And His feet shall stand in that day upon the Mt of

Olives which is before Jerusalem. Zechariah 14:4.

Connect Hurunui Inc

AGM

Amberley Library, RSA Room

8th October 2019, 7.30pm

RSVP by 3rd October to:

manager.connecthurunui@gmail.com

MENZ Shed of Kaiapoi

Trust. Notice of Annual

General Meeting to be held

at the Kaiapoi Club, 113

Raven Quay, Kaiapoi, on

Tuesday 10th September

2019 starting at 7pm sharp.

To be followed by the

monthly ordinary meeting.

All welcome. William

Titulaer, Secretary.

For Sale

POLYCARBONATE

roofing. Prices start at $27

for 2.4m sheet in clear or

bronze. We also stock

accessories. Pick up in

Rangiora. Ring us on on 03

313 2325 or 027 3409330

or www.sunnyside.co.nz.

TRACTOR BLADE, rear

mountable, $750. Phone

021 129 4305.

Wanted To Buy

CASH PAID for all types

of scrap, farm machinery,

old vehicles etc. Phone

Wayne 027 749 9736, 03

323 6610, Licenced Dealer.

TOOLS, garden, garage,

saw benches, lathes. Cash

buyer. Phone 03355 2045.

DOWNSIZING? Garage

sale? Cash for estate china.

Please telephone 313 1878

or 027 350 3963

WANTED TO PURCHASE

WINE BARRELS

In good order,

any size

Ph 027 253 5005

Askfor

MarilynorWayne

Farming Notices

Wanted To Buy

Hereford Frsn Cross Calves

4day old minimum. Topprices paid for

well marked, good size calves.

Phone or text Matt Sanson 027 566 9928

2198762

Public Notices

Matt Sanson -Livestock Agent

2201109

2164822

Gardening

GARDEN hedges cut to

perfection. Tree & arbor

work. Also spraying. Free

quotes. Ph 03 312 0668 or

021 111 4322.

GARDENING,

garden maintenance, garden

clean ups, hedge trimming

/ pruning, garden

make overs, spraying. Over

20 years experience. For

professional advice and

free quotes telephone us on

027 346 3642.

LAWNMOWING,

gardening, hedge trimming,

section tidies, green waste

removal. Call or text

Megan 021 337 489. Pensioner

quotes available.

TIDY TREES and gardens.

All tree pruning,

felling, hedge trimming and

general gardening. Telephone

Daniel 027 373 7001

tidytreesandgarden@gmail.com.

FRUIT TREE

PRUNING

Ph Michael

022 321 2468

or 03 313 2468

Builder

Recovering the Past

Discovering the Future

Give Malcolm acall, you’ll be glad

you did

Ph. 021 809 108

or 03 312 8880 (AH)

Cars For Sale

2002 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF

$4,999 Ad# 30904

2002 Volkswagen Golf,

2.3 V5 manual, 2,324cc,

recently serviced,

registered until August 2020.

Search postanote.co.nz

for more details.

Cars Wanted

CASH 4CARS

and 4WD'S

Phone

Automotive

Parts

03 313 7216

CASH / CASH for any

unwanted vehicles. Ph 03

347 9354 or 027 476 2404.

Pets

Trade&Services

ABEL &Prestige Chimney

Cleaning. Nth Cant owned

& operated. Covering all

areas from Waimak to Hanmer.

Professional, guaranteed,

service. Firebox

repairs, carry most parts. Ph

0800 661 244.

BRIAN’S Tree Services.

Tree felling, topping,

shaping, firewood cut, rubbish

removed, stump grinding,

branch chipping.

Affordable rates. Phone 03

327 5505 or 021 124 4894.

BRICK &Blocklayer. All

types of work undertaken.

New, EQC, repairs, LBP.

Phone Hamish 313 5678 or

027 238 6003.

CARPENTER / Painter

specialising in alterations &

renovations, repairs &

maintenance, 35 plus years,

experienced licenced

builder. Telephone Trevor

313 5013 or 027 431 1864.

CHIMNEY SWEEPS!

Time to service your fire.

Accumulation of soot seriously

affects performance.

Latest rotary brush technology.

Free moisture check

on wood. Safety inspection.

All work insured &

guranteed. From $70 single

story. 0800SWEEPME or

021 0277 1927.

Specialists in

Earthquake

damage assessing

&full repairs

Residential

Construction

Taking the stress out of any project

We’re locals providing atrusted,

quality service to North Canterbury

PAINTER & Decorator.

25 + years experience.

Interior /exterior, roofs &

waterblasting. For a free

quote. Please ph Steve 03

314 4045 or 027 477 1930.

POWER TOOLS repairs,

parts &sales for over 30

years. All main brands serviced.

Grossman Trade

Tools, 31A Watts Road,

Christchurch. Ph 389 9230.

SHEARER Mobile sheep

shearer available for lifestyle

blocks. Over 30 years

experience. Phone Stuart

027 315 6916.

TRUCK AND DIGGER,

1.7 ton digger with 3

buckets & post hole

attachments & 3 ton tip

truck. TM #2224602347.

Waikuku Beach Rd. Phone

Les today on 027 918 7600.

ROOFER. All roof repairs,

roof painting, waterblasting,

moss treatment,

repointing, gutter cleans &

snow straps. And more.

Free quotes. Ph Nathan

0275 166 609.

METAL WORX. Flashing,

Sheetmetal Fabrication,

Wrought Iron,

Welding, Custom Trailers,

General Metalwork. No job

too big or too small. Ph 021

265 5428 or 03 314 6908.

Find us on facebook/

Glenmark Metal Worx.

glenmarkmetalworx.ltd@gmail.com.

NORTH CANTERBURY

Tree Care. Qualified

Arborist specialising in big

trees in small places, long

term tree plans, Riparian &

shelter planting, land clearing,

stump grinding, branch

chipping, fully insured, free

quotes. Ph 0800 873 336.

PAINTER & Decorator.

Semi retired painter. Small

jobs. Ph Peter 03 312 7945

or 027 693 8360.

PROPERTY maintenance,

lawns, hedges, chainsaw

work, pruning, painting &

minor home alterations.

Town &Country. Ph Mike

03 313 0261.

Builder

LOCAL

BUILDERS

Ring Mark

027 229 7310

for afree quote

www.longsilver

construction.com

•Licensed Building

Practitioner

•Registered

Master

Builder

1233373

Trade &Services

PLASTIC WELDING

North Canterbury specialist.

All plastic &fibreglass

HOMESTAY

repairs. Telephone James

021 180 5103.

BICHON

for smaller dogs. We look

after your dog in our home.

"No kennels". Phone today

03 314 6110.

AFFORDABLE concrete

cutting with quality and

removal work. Free quotes.

No job too small. Ph 027

442 2219, Fax 03 359 6052

or A/H 03 359 4605.

general

1913651

RANGIORA Rubbish

Removal and RRR skips.

Wheelie bins any frequency

and skips from 1.5 cube to

9cube. Skips and wheelie

bins for any use, rubbish,

greenwaste, building sites

or just cleanups. Give us a

phone call 313 6957 or for

skips 021 313 255.

SCREEN PRINTING.

For all your printing

requirements. T­shirts,

Hoodies, Hi­Vis vests and

polos, Overalls, Caps etc.

Please phone Heather 03

313 0261 or email

heather.norstar@gmail.com.

Paving

Patio &Pathways

-New or Existing

Free Quotes

–Competitive Pricing

Blair Gibson

027 699 5815 03 313 7933

SUMMERFIELD

FENCING

IN YOUR AREA NOW.

Lifestyle or farm, sheep, cattle,

horse, all types of animals.

Fences, yards, sheds, arenas,

shelters, runs.

30+ years contract fencing.

Steve is available to help with

your design &planning.

Ph office03312 4747

2091848

LANDSCAPES

SEPTIC TANK

CLEANING

Bill’s Liquid

Waste

Under New Management

You dump it...

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Ph 03 314 9371

0275 379-694

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Phone

Amanda Keys

on

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Pride &Quality Painting

&Decorating Services

20 yrs exp, fast and friendly

service. For all your painting

needs, phone: Martin 310

6187 or 021 128 9867

Roof Painting

Moss Spraying

Ph Peter

313 0022

allroofs.co.nz

2202007

SHEARER. Hap’s Farm &

Lifestyle Services. Shearing,

crutching, drenching,

tailing, feet trimming &

health check. Trailer, generator

&mobile handpiece

available. Experienced,

reliable and honest. Ph 03

312 1214 or 021 267 4025.

SHOE REPAIRS, key cutting,

engraving, giftware.

10 years experience.

BESK, 683 Main North

Road, Belfast. Telephone

027 311 3423.

VALUATION ­

Specialising in North Canterbury.

Contact Geoff at

Maxwell Valuation. Phone

03 310 8541 or email

geoff@maxval.co.nz.


Appliance Repairs

•REGISTERED TECHNICIAN

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North Canterbury News, September 5, 2019

Building

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For all your Steel, Stainless, DuraGal

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Phone 027 245 3883

E: rangiorasteel@ceec.co.nz

2197247

Butchery

Oxford Butchery

Shane and Leanne Frahm

We cankill &processyourstock

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since 1957

Ph 312 4205

Oxford

55

1680439

Number one

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Chiropractic Services

Dr Carissa McGregor Chiropractor

Injury, accidents and maintenance

ACC Registered and Accredited

Monday-Thursday | 03 313 0350

Libi McKinnon Physiotherapy

privatephysio@xtra.co.nz

03 0278 686 2574

ACC Registered Provider | Tuesday &Friday

Select Health

51 Ashley Street, Rangiora

2103107

Concrete

ALL CONCRETE AND CONSTRUCTION WORK

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Daryl Power 027 230 9401

email concretepower@scorch.co.nz

2047213

Curtains

SERVICING NORTH CANTERBURY

• All window treatments

• Agents for Ikon

appliances

• Free measure "e

LynneHastie • 158MtFyffe Rd, Kaikoura

P: 03 319 6769 or 027 777 5430

Locally owned &operated

2193537

Denture Clinic

AFFORDABLE DENTURE

CLINIC

(Formerly Riccarton DentureClinic)

1843944

New Dentures

Relines

Repairs

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Kaiapoi

Ph (03)327-0077

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123 WILLIAMS STREET

Drainlayer

Gardening &Tree Care

Handyman &Landscaping

♦ New Residential Drains, Commercial &Alterations

♦ Supply and Install of Septic Tanks &Effluent Systems

♦ Stormwater Retention Ponds &Tanks

♦ AllTypes of Field Drainage &Trenching

FREE

QUOTES

Jesse McAnulty 027 259 8560

Email: jm-drainage@outlook.com

2158403

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Lifestyle Block Maintenance • Garden Tidy Ups

New Build Landscaping • Agri Chemical Application

Tree Care &Planting • Shrub &Tree Pruning

Hedge Trimming •Irrigation

2162590

Phone 027 779 9259

www.themadkeengardener.co.nz

1831495

Lawn Maintenance

IT’S SCARIFYING SEASON!

Plumbing and Gas

Scaffolding

Landscaping

STEWART CONTRACTING

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& Earthworks

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Call 0800 669 7483

info@mowrite.co.nz

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"WE MOW+MUCH MORE!"

● Filtration –whole house, kitchen tap

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renovations

● Gas hot water installs

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● Backflow testing and installs

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•Edge protection

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Phone

0274 366 901

Plans for pricing

jas.rangiorascaffolding@xtra.co.nz

North Canterbury wide

1783878

ENJOYABLE STRESS FREE LANDSCAPING

03 313 9375 •027 369 3974

www.stewartcontracting.co.nz

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Scrap Metal

CASH PAID FOR SCRAP

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Machinery•All non Ferrous

MAINLAND

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Ph (03)338 7000

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Plus all excavation and truck hire

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Email: stress@xtra.co.nz

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THE TREE SNIP

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