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Thursday, <strong>September</strong> <strong>12</strong>, <strong>2019</strong> | Issue 863 | www.starnews.co.nz<br />

Bypassed:<br />

‘There’snot enough traffic to justify it’<br />

On duty ... Astudent on school patrol awaits fellow pupils on the pedestrian crossing across State Highway 1near Woodend School.<br />

PHOTO: ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

By RACHEL MACDONALD<br />

Four consultations haveyet to<br />

yieldasingle safety improvement<br />

outsideWoodend School,a<br />

public meeting heard last week.<br />

Frustratedresidents packed<br />

the WoodendRugby Clubrooms<br />

to air theirgrievances around<br />

inactionover State Highway1.<br />

Woodend, Pegasus and<br />

Waikuku residents discussed the<br />

lack of movement around longtalked­about<br />

safetymeasures for<br />

SH1 through Woodend.<br />

‘‘There were 17,399 vehicles a<br />

day going pastthe school in 2018,<br />

manyofwhich were heavy<br />

vehicles,’’ saidShonaPowell,<br />

chairwoman of the Woodend<br />

Community Board and amember<br />

of the Woodend Pegasus SH1<br />

Corridor sub­committee.<br />

‘‘We’ve now had four<br />

consultationsand not seen a<br />

single safetyimprovement. This<br />

is taking far too long.When will<br />

the New Zealand Transport<br />

Agency actually be makingsome<br />

decisions?’’<br />

The meeting was calledby<br />

Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey,<br />

whoinvited the agencytoattend.<br />

It sentits South Island director<br />

of regional relationships, Jim<br />

Harland.<br />

Residents were vocal and<br />

passionateinairingtheir<br />

frustrations.<br />

Thefourth public consultation<br />

in the last four years had closed<br />

only last Friday.<br />

However,nothing has yet been<br />

implementedtomake the<br />

highway saferfor residents,<br />

especially for children trying to<br />

cross outsideWoodendSchool,<br />

Themain discussionpoint of<br />

the nightwas the long­hoped­for<br />

Woodend Bypass, for which land<br />

has already been designatedand<br />

consents secured. However,Mr<br />

Harland made it clear that anew<br />

road was not on the cardsany<br />

time in the nearfuture.<br />

‘‘The Woodend Bypassdoesn’t<br />

profile highly enoughfor<br />

funding. There’s not enough<br />

traffic to justify it; only athirdof<br />

the vehicles currentlypassing<br />

through Woodend would use it,’’<br />

he said.<br />

‘‘There arequite afew<br />

communities around the country<br />

where state highways go through<br />

small towns and funding —of<br />

which we don’thaveenough—<br />

has to go to them too. However,<br />

we agree, we need to do<br />

somethinginthe interim.’’<br />

Those new measures,<br />

described by one attendee as a<br />

‘‘patch­up’’, include lowering<br />

speed limits between Waikuku<br />

and Lineside Rd by Christmas,<br />

and possiblelonger­term plans to<br />

widenthe shoulders of the road<br />

and install median barriersto<br />

avoidhead­oncrashes.<br />

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Shake-up defined mayoralty<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

David Ayershad no idea,when<br />

he first considered standing<br />

for the Waimakariri<br />

mayoralty, that earthquake<br />

recoverywouldcometodefine<br />

his time in the job.<br />

Whenthe first quake struck<br />

on <strong>September</strong>4,2010,Mr<br />

Ayers wasacouncillor and<br />

mayoral candidate.<br />

Nextmonth he willretire<br />

after nineyears as mayor and<br />

acouncil careerthat dates<br />

backto1983.<br />

‘‘I could neverhave foreseen<br />

whenIput in my nomination<br />

thatearthquakerecovery<br />

would define my mayoralty<br />

overnine years.’’<br />

He saysearthquake<br />

recovery, town centrerevival<br />

and regeneration have<br />

dominated thecouncil’swork.<br />

‘‘The red­zoning of<br />

significantareasinKaiapoi,<br />

Pines Beach,Kairaki and<br />

Christchurch causedalot<br />

building to be done in our<br />

district and we were in a<br />

position,like Selwyn, of<br />

having landalready<br />

consented.’’<br />

Followingthe earthquakes<br />

and red­zoning,the<br />

Waimakariridistrict<br />

experienced 10 years of<br />

growth in three years.<br />

‘‘Weare accustomedto<br />

growth and it has continuedat<br />

ahigherlevelthan prequake.’’<br />

While newsubdivisionsin<br />

Kaiapoi, Silverstream,<br />

SovereignPalmsand Beach<br />

Grove replacedred zone<br />

housinginthe town,<br />

significantgrowth areas have<br />

beendeveloped in Rangiora,<br />

Pegasusand Mandeville,<br />

while newsections are being<br />

created in Woodend.<br />

Highway concerns aired<br />

From Page 2<br />

Other ideas raised included<br />

clearer signage, traffic<br />

lights, roundabouts, speed<br />

cameras, pedestrian<br />

refuges, and an underpass<br />

outside the school.<br />

As one farmer said, if he<br />

can get his cattle under the<br />

road for $60,000 and the cost<br />

of abit of pipe from Hynds,<br />

why can’t NZTA do the same<br />

RE-ELECT<br />

SARAH<br />

LEWIS<br />

Most of thedistrict has<br />

experienced at least some<br />

levelofgrowth, thanks in part<br />

to residentsmoving outfrom<br />

Christchurch, Mr Ayerssays.<br />

As well as the earthquakes<br />

andred zoning,the<br />

earthquake­prone buildings<br />

legislation had amajor impact<br />

in redeveloping the Kaiapoi,<br />

Rangioraand Oxfordtown<br />

centres.<br />

‘‘From acouncil<br />

perspective, theearthquakes<br />

andthe earthquake­prone<br />

buildingassessments<br />

necessitated the rebuilding of<br />

Kaiapoi in particular,aswell<br />

as HighStreet in Rangiora.’’<br />

TheRuataniwha Kaiapoi<br />

Civic Centreand theRangiora<br />

andOxford town halls were<br />

major projects.<br />

Several heritage and<br />

commercial buildingswere<br />

lost,had to be rebuilt or<br />

significantlyaltered,<br />

includingthe oldestpartof<br />

Blackwells,the former post<br />

office andformer Rialto<br />

Theatre in Kaiapoi, Rangiora<br />

Farmers,the former Rangiora<br />

convent buildingand the<br />

former court house.<br />

Thecouncilsupported<br />

businesses withcontainer<br />

shopsonthe council lawn and<br />

on HighStreet, as wellasa<br />

coupleoftemporary shopsin<br />

Kaiapoi.<br />

Therewas also ‘‘a huge<br />

social recoveryeffort’’in<br />

Kaiapoi, backedbyvoluntary<br />

groupsand churches,Mr<br />

Ayerssays.‘‘The earthquake<br />

recovery hub in Darnley<br />

Square (Kaiapoi) was<br />

importantasitgave peoplea<br />

placetogotoget information.<br />

‘‘Thecommunity worked<br />

very hardtokeep community<br />

groupsgoing and getting<br />

schools up and runningagain,<br />

for his children?<br />

At the end of the night, the<br />

community was no closer to<br />

getting any answers,<br />

although assurances were<br />

given that funding for some<br />

interventions should be<br />

close.<br />

‘‘We would like to be able<br />

to paint apicture of the<br />

medium to long­term<br />

outlook by the end of the<br />

year,’’ Mr Harland said.<br />

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“Bringing YouaYounger Woman’s Point of View”<br />

David Ayers ... ‘‘I could never have foreseen when Iput in my<br />

nomination that earthquake recovery would define my mayoralty<br />

over nine years.’’<br />

PHOTO: SUPPLIED<br />

and sportsclubsoperating.’’<br />

The earthquakesalso ledto<br />

the formation of theYou Me<br />

We Us Kaiapoi Project, which<br />

has created several new<br />

events, includingaSpring<br />

Festival, the KaiapoiRiver<br />

Carnival and theAmazing<br />

Race. It revived the Kane<br />

Shieldswimming competition<br />

and hastaken over the<br />

runningofWaitangi Day<br />

Authorised by Sarah Lewis 17 Franklin Drive, Rangiora<br />

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commemorations.<br />

The council’s recovery<br />

efforts received national<br />

recognition,including several<br />

awards.<br />

Mr Ayers says thewater<br />

issues, including nitrates and<br />

urbanstormwater, theDistrict<br />

Plan andplanningfor climate<br />

change loom as themajor<br />

issues for the district’s next<br />

mayor.<br />

Surprise mayoral function<br />

KaikouraMayor Winston<br />

Gray said he was hoping to<br />

retire quietly.<br />

However, someone had<br />

differentideas, with a<br />

surprise farewell function<br />

held in Kaikoura on<br />

Saturday evening for Mr<br />

Gray,who is steppingdown<br />

next monthafter nine years.<br />

Around 70 people<br />

attended, includingHurunui<br />

Mayor Winton Dalley and<br />

Waimakariri Mayor David<br />

Ayers, who are alsoretiring<br />

after three mayoral terms.<br />

Christchurch Deputy<br />

Mayor Andrew Turner also<br />

attended.<br />

Mr Gray says his last<br />

councilmeeting is scheduled<br />

for <strong>September</strong> 25.He<br />

understands it will conclude<br />

withadinner.<br />

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The 14­year­old was<br />

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occurred, leaving her<br />

critically injured with a<br />

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She spent6 1 ⁄2weeks in<br />

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Earlierthis month,Ava<br />

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‘‘Allthe focus has been on<br />

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performance will inspire<br />

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Ava’smum, Nikki Hurst,<br />

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‘‘Sheisinher element on<br />

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‘‘It just takes certain people<br />

to think alittlebit outside the<br />

squaresometimes to achieve<br />

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‘‘Dale(Hartley at HSPA) has<br />

been great at doing that.’’<br />

Ava did all her own makeup<br />

for the show.She hopes to<br />

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eventually own her own<br />

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Billboard vandalism irks retiring mayor<br />

By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

Political billboards in the Weka Pass have<br />

been vandalised.The hoardings of two<br />

candidates in the upcominglocal body<br />

elections have bitten the dust on aprivate<br />

property in the pass, between Waikari<br />

and Waipara.<br />

Hurunui district mayoral candidate<br />

MarieBlack’s sign was cut off at ground<br />

level. The frame, owned by the property<br />

owner, is apopular place for people<br />

puttingupsigns in the pass to give<br />

motorists aheads­up aboutevents, or in<br />

this case amayoral candidate.<br />

Bill Dowle, who is standing in the <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> constituency of Environment<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong>, has also fallen victim to the<br />

vandals.<br />

Retiring Hurunui Mayor Winton Dalley<br />

says he is saddened by the vandalism.<br />

‘‘Thisisnot the sort of thing that happens<br />

in the district thatIknow and love.<br />

Some ‘‘random idiot’’ has trespassed on<br />

to private property andvandalised the<br />

signs, Mr Dalley says.<br />

‘‘Entering private property and<br />

destroyinglegitimate election signage is<br />

unacceptable behaviourand not in tune<br />

withour Hurunui cultureofintegrity and<br />

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‘‘I am saddened that we now have<br />

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Whilethere are no new statistics<br />

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The WaiLife Suicide Prevention<br />

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‘‘We’re keen to get that message into<br />

community organisations and sports<br />

clubs,’’ Waimakariri DistrictCouncil safe<br />

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says.‘‘Webelieve men aged 45 to 54 is an<br />

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Amberley embraces coupon book<br />

By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

Afundraiser is notonly<br />

helpingtobuy Amberley<br />

Schoolkids stationery but also<br />

giving thebusinesscommunity<br />

aboost.<br />

Theschool has launched the<br />

inaugural Amberley Coupon<br />

Book, andthe response has<br />

been phenomenal, says<br />

principal SimonGreen.<br />

Board of trustees member<br />

Laura Cropper sowed theseed<br />

forthe fundraising initiative<br />

in herdesire to connect the<br />

town with theschool and<br />

promotelocal businesses.<br />

Mr Green said theresult was<br />

thecoupon book and if the<br />

schoolcan sell thenumber it<br />

hashad printed, it will raise<br />

enough to payfor the<br />

beginning­of­the­year<br />

stationery forall studentsin<br />

2020.<br />

Theschool has been<br />

workingtostrengthen its<br />

relationship with Amberley<br />

businesses and organisations.<br />

‘‘We appreciatethe amazing<br />

support theygive us.’’<br />

Mr Green says manyschools<br />

andcommunity groups use<br />

regionalentertainment­type<br />

couponbooks as fundraisers.<br />

Last year, the school was<br />

offered this opportunity,but<br />

when the visiting promoter<br />

pitched theidea to agroup of<br />

seniorstudents,itdid notgo<br />

down well.<br />

Theirfirstcomment was,<br />

‘‘thereare hardly any<br />

Amberley businesses in here ­<br />

ourfamilies wouldn’t really<br />

Innovative fundraiser ... The new coupon book gets the thumbs­up from Brett Jones, owner/<br />

manager of the Amberley Post Shop, and Amberley School’s head boy, Leo Bain.<br />

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use this because we don’t go<br />

intoChristchurch alot’’.<br />

‘‘The point of difference for<br />

our coupon bookisthat it is<br />

specifictobusinesses in the<br />

Amberley township.<br />

‘‘Organisations were<br />

approached by the Amberley<br />

School FAST(Fundraising<br />

and SocialTeam) to be<br />

included in the book, andit<br />

was puttogether by Laura,<br />

who is agraphicdesigner.<br />

‘‘The finished product is<br />

impressive,’’ he says.<br />

The books cost$20 eachand<br />

containmore than$300 worth<br />

of savings across30Amberley<br />

businesses.<br />

The vouchers last forone<br />

yearand areavailablefrom<br />

the school, Arthur Burke, or<br />

Envisage in Amberley.<br />

Mr Green says Amberley<br />

School, likeeveryother<br />

school, is workinghard to find<br />

new and innovative waysto<br />

fundraise.<br />

Last year, theschool<br />

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Archives to create ahistorical<br />

calendar showcasing the<br />

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weeks.<br />

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The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>September</strong> <strong>12</strong>, <strong>2019</strong><br />

Consent issued<br />

for supermarket<br />

at Ravenswood<br />

5<br />

Breeding grounds ... Awrybill on the bed of the Ashley River.<br />

PHOTO: SUPPLIED<br />

Bird is the word: Vote wrybill<br />

Friends of the wrybill, a<br />

critically endangered species<br />

that nests on the Ashley­<br />

Rakahura River, are hoping<br />

localswill unite to haveit<br />

crowned the nation’sBird of the<br />

Year.<br />

The wrybill/ngutuparore, with<br />

its unique beakcurving to the<br />

side,mainlywinters around the<br />

Pukorokoro Miranda Shorebird<br />

Centre, on the Firth of Thames<br />

in Coromandel.<br />

Then it flies south to breed<br />

only on the lower South Island<br />

braided rivers, with the Ashley­<br />

RakahuriRiver being the<br />

northern­most breeding site for<br />

these birds.<br />

With such alimitedrange, it is<br />

hard to get the wider public<br />

aroundthe country awareof, let<br />

alone excited,about this unique<br />

bird.<br />

Staff at the shorebird centre,<br />

along with conservation groups<br />

in the Mackenzie, Ashburton,<br />

Makarora and Waimakariri<br />

districts who each watchover<br />

them for summer or winter,are<br />

striving to get the wrybill<br />

crowned as Forest and Bird’s<br />

Bird of the Yearfor <strong>2019</strong>.<br />

Sonny Whitelaw,the manager<br />

of BRaid, an umbrella group<br />

which works to protect, enhance<br />

and restorebraided river<br />

ecosystems, is determinedthat<br />

this unique and somewhat<br />

elusive darlingof<strong>Canterbury</strong>’s<br />

riverswill be get over the line,<br />

joining past winnersthat<br />

include the kea, bar­tailed<br />

godwitand fairytern.<br />

‘‘The wrybill is only found in<br />

braided rivers in the lower<br />

South Island over summer and<br />

in and aroundthe Coromandel<br />

in winter, so we’re hoping that<br />

all Cantabrians and<br />

Coromandelfolk will join forces<br />

and vote for our unique local<br />

bird,’’ Sonnysays.<br />

To find out more, visit<br />

birdoftheyear.org.nz in October.<br />

Conservation Week feature,<br />

pages 23­26<br />

By RACHEL MACDONALD<br />

The proposed NewWorld<br />

supermarket at the<br />

burgeoning Ravenswood<br />

subdivision has hadits<br />

resource consent approved.<br />

Aspokeswomanfor<br />

Ravenswoodsays it is<br />

anticipated construction<br />

willbegin in thefirstfour<br />

months of nextyear.<br />

The buildingwill<br />

incorporategreen design<br />

measures suchas<br />

recoveringheatfrom the<br />

refrigeration systemsfor<br />

hot water, and rainwater<br />

harvesting. Resilience<br />

factorswill include<br />

provision for on­site<br />

backupgenerators.<br />

Ravenswoodwas rezoned<br />

as part of aplan change<br />

fromruraltoresidential in<br />

2015tosupport growthin<br />

the WaimakaririDistrict.<br />

Overall, the Woodend<br />

areainwhich it is located is<br />

expected to seea20­30<br />

percent increase in<br />

population until 2048.<br />

AccordingtoEnterprise<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>(ENC),<br />

the population of the<br />

Woodend Pegasusarea has<br />

alreadyclimbed20percent,<br />

and that was just in thefive<br />

years afterthe<br />

earthquakes.<br />

ENC datashowsthis will<br />

continue to grow,especially<br />

as Ravenswood comes<br />

online.<br />

Pegasus, at full capacity,<br />

could house4500to6000<br />

people, depending on<br />

familysizes,and Woodend<br />

is on itsway to apredicted<br />

6900.<br />

So,with another4000or<br />

so residents expected to be<br />

living in Ravenswoodat<br />

completion, that bringsthe<br />

projected population to<br />

between 8740and 10,000 by<br />

2031,accordingtoStatistics<br />

NewZealand, and<br />

potentially to 15,000 by<br />

2043.<br />

Theinitial drivingforce<br />

behindthesenumbers was<br />

theJune 2011red­zoning of<br />

earthquake­damaged land,<br />

whichsaw around 1050<br />

households in Waimakariri<br />

andatleast 5000 in eastern<br />

Christchurch forced to<br />

move.<br />

Such ariseinpopulation<br />

hasalready brought new<br />

businessestothe Woodend<br />

Pegasusarea andhas also<br />

drivengrowth in house<br />

prices,according to<br />

Statistics NewZealand.<br />

In the yearimmediately<br />

after theearthquakes,<br />

housesaleshere also shot<br />

up by 44 percent, compared<br />

to a5percent drop across<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> and a9percent<br />

averagerise acrossthe<br />

country as awhole.<br />

That figuregrewto52<br />

percent in 20<strong>12</strong>,and was<br />

still up 2.3 percentin2014,<br />

whileresidentialsales<br />

figures nationwide<br />

decreasedoverall.<br />

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VIEWS<br />

6 The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>September</strong> <strong>12</strong>, <strong>2019</strong><br />

Around the electorate with<br />

STUART SMITH MP FOR KAIKOURA<br />

Fresh vision for economy<br />

Goals need to be sensible<br />

National launched its discussion<br />

document on the economic sector this<br />

week, and Iurge <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

business owners to give their views.<br />

It is an important issue because a<br />

strong economy matters and New<br />

Zealand should be booming, yet 63<br />

percent of business leaders think the<br />

Government is managing the economy<br />

poorly.<br />

The document sets out 50<br />

commitments or proposals that<br />

National wants to take to next year’s<br />

election and more than 30 questions on<br />

which we want your feedback.<br />

AGovernment doesn’t drive an<br />

economy; it’s ateam effort by all those<br />

who work hard and invest their time<br />

and money to build opportunities for<br />

themselves and others.<br />

We’re hardworking and innovative,<br />

and it’s discouraging when red tape<br />

holds us back. ANational Government<br />

will repeal 100 regulations in its first<br />

six months in Government and<br />

eliminate two old regulations for every<br />

new one we introduce, so that you can<br />

get on with the job.<br />

Much of <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> relies on<br />

small business to drive its economy, but<br />

it is clear the unnecessary stress of<br />

getting paid on time is abig issue for<br />

these business owners.<br />

That is why National wants to find<br />

ways to ease the stress for small<br />

business owners and ensure healthier<br />

cashflows.<br />

We have announced we will establish<br />

a‘‘Small Business Payments<br />

Guarantee’’ —avoluntary initiative<br />

committing large New Zealand<br />

businesses and not­for­profits to<br />

ensure small businesses are paid on<br />

time and within 30 days.<br />

It is also frustrating to see this<br />

Government slowing us down with its<br />

lack of infrastructure development. We<br />

have already committed to overhauling<br />

the Resource Management Act to make<br />

it more efficient and predictable.<br />

Iamkeen hear your thoughts on how<br />

we can develop athriving economy that<br />

will deliver for our electorate. Have<br />

your say by going to national.org.nz/<br />

economy or get in contact with me at my<br />

Amberley office.<br />

It shouldn’t be asurprise that amayorofa<br />

mostly land and water­based primaryproducing<br />

district and economy would<br />

have viewsonthe fresh­water reforms<br />

discussiondocumentreleased last week.<br />

This document andcontent should be no<br />

surprise on several counts, not least as a<br />

Governmentresponse to the pressure of<br />

public opinion and impatiencewith what,<br />

in their view, is regulatory authorities’lack<br />

of progress to returnwater to aquality<br />

which, in many cases, is unattainable.<br />

Thereisno debate thateveryone wants<br />

the highest qualitywaterinour lakes,<br />

rivers, streamsand aquifers that is<br />

sensibly attainable.Responsestothis<br />

discussiondocument, and the ensuing<br />

debate, needtobearound sensibly<br />

achievingwater quality at levelswhich<br />

simply cannot be set the sameacross every<br />

catchment and water bodyinthe country.<br />

Isay ‘‘sensible’’ because, in Hurunui,we<br />

have at least two examples of water quality<br />

issues unrelated to urban or rural<br />

pollution. High E. coli counts in the<br />

Hurunui River, makingpopular swimming<br />

spotstechnically un­swimmable,are<br />

predominantly caused by avian Ecoli —<br />

birds. The Waipara River has naturally<br />

high phosphate levels coming from<br />

limestone hill­country catchments,<br />

causing perephyton growth.<br />

The Waipara catchment also suffers<br />

huge water loss to its summerflow through<br />

water extraction by willow trees—far<br />

greater lossthan irrigation extraction.<br />

Tough rules andsevere restrictions on<br />

urban or rural activity will not change<br />

those particularwater qualityand flow<br />

issues, but without doubt will add much<br />

cost and lossofproduction for little gain.<br />

Significant effort needs to go in to<br />

understandingand responding to this<br />

document, whichcurrentlyindicates<br />

severerestrictions thatwill be potentially<br />

devastatingtoland­based production, yet<br />

not meet the desired water quality<br />

objectives, and have the potential for<br />

serious unintended consequences.<br />

For example, grand­parenting the high<br />

pollution contribution from both urban<br />

and rural activities will cause inequity and<br />

further divisionwithinour communities.<br />

Cool headsand restraint from unhelpful<br />

vitriolic commentaryare essential if the<br />

environmental results are to be achieved<br />

and our productive sectorand community<br />

wellbeing preserved.<br />

Surviving on the pension is tough<br />

Dear Editor<br />

Are othersuperannuitants<br />

finding it becoming more<br />

difficulttomaintaina<br />

standard of living?<br />

We havetaken some facts<br />

from our bank statements<br />

since late 2010 and find that<br />

the costincreases for our key<br />

needs have considerably<br />

exceeded our income<br />

increases.<br />

Our superannuationhas<br />

increased by 23.6percent<br />

from late 2010 until now.<br />

The Statistics Department<br />

advisethat inflation over the<br />

past 10 years has been<br />

19.51%.<br />

In thistime:<br />

Our WaimakaririDistrict<br />

Council rates have increased<br />

48%;<br />

Our house insurance<br />

premium has increased<br />

by 218%;<br />

Our house contents<br />

premium has increased<br />

52.8%;<br />

Our medical insurance<br />

premium has increased<br />

113%;<br />

Our car insurance has<br />

increased113.1%.<br />

In addition, we all know<br />

that petrol has increased, as<br />

has the cost of electricity. We<br />

very much doubt if<br />

supermarketfood pricinghas<br />

decreased!<br />

Medical items not covered<br />

by our medical insurance<br />

have increased significantly.<br />

Our taxation obligation<br />

then hurts, too.<br />

Little wonder making ends<br />

meetisbecoming an<br />

impossibility for<br />

superannuitants and no<br />

doubt others as well.<br />

The Statistics Department<br />

basket of itemscontributing<br />

to the 19.51% inflation figure<br />

mustvary alot from the basic<br />

household needs of ours!<br />

In our case, we will<br />

probably have to drop our<br />

medicalcover, which is<br />

something we reallydonot<br />

wanttodo.<br />

Are you affected thisway<br />

too?<br />

Yours,<br />

Perc<br />

Rangiora.<br />

LOST AND FOUND<br />

The following property has been<br />

reported to the police as lostin<br />

the <strong>North</strong><strong>Canterbury</strong> area<br />

(Rangiora unless stated). Have<br />

you seen it?<br />

Asmallpouch with two pairs of<br />

scissors, abrownleather wallet, a<br />

gold bangle, agold ring with<br />

diamond chips across the top, a<br />

man’s gold wedding ring witha<br />

diamond on top, akey ring with<br />

5­6 keys with ayellow tag and one<br />

green key,arose gold iPhone 7, a<br />

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus in a<br />

black case (Kaiapoi), glasseswith<br />

blue stems in ablack case<br />

(Amberley), diamond earrings<br />

(Hanmer Springs), ablack<br />

Samsung A8 phone in ablack<br />

case (Culverden),agold solitaire<br />

ring/goldbracelet, aSpecsavers<br />

glasses casewith pink­framed<br />

round­lense spectacles (Kaiapoi),<br />

ablack wallet (Hanmer).<br />

The following property is at the<br />

Rangiora Police Station (unless<br />

statedotherwise)looking for a<br />

home:<br />

AHonda car key, Range Rover<br />

and VW remote and four keys,a<br />

black drone (Kaiapoi), aball<br />

necklace, aglass bead cross,<br />

and two dressringsjoined<br />

together.<br />

Illegal structures scrutinised<br />

Illegal structures put up by<br />

whitebaiters to give them greater<br />

access and reach in rivers are<br />

being investigated by<br />

Environment <strong>Canterbury</strong>.<br />

Concrete plinths, wooden<br />

platforms and apellet jetty are<br />

among the dozens of illegal<br />

structures that have been built in<br />

waterways in <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>.<br />

McALPINES MITRE 10 MEGA RANGIORA -OCEAN WATCH<br />

This<br />

Week<br />

Sun<br />

Fishing<br />

Guide<br />

Moon<br />

Wind<br />

Swell<br />

Pegasus Bay<br />

Tide Chart<br />

3<br />

2<br />

1<br />

Fair<br />

Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday<br />

Sep <strong>12</strong> Sep 13 Sep 14 Sep 15 Sep 16 Sep 17 Sep 18<br />

Rise 6:37am<br />

Set 6:13pm<br />

Best 10:58am<br />

Times 11:20pm<br />

Set 5:55am<br />

Rise 4:07pm<br />

Light Nbecoming<br />

moderate W<br />

Fair<br />

Rise 6:35am<br />

Set 6:14pm<br />

Best 11:42am<br />

Times<br />

Set 6:24am<br />

Rise 5:07pm<br />

Strong Neasing<br />

to light S<br />

Fair<br />

Rise 6:34am<br />

Set 6:16pm<br />

Best <strong>12</strong>:03am<br />

Times <strong>12</strong>:24pm<br />

Good<br />

Rise 6:32am<br />

Set 6:17pm<br />

Best<br />

Times<br />

<strong>12</strong>:45am<br />

1:06pm<br />

Rise 6:30am<br />

Set 6:18pm<br />

Set 6:51am<br />

Set 7:15am<br />

Set 7:38am<br />

Rise 6:06pm<br />

Rise 7:06pm<br />

Rise 8:05pm<br />

Light NE<br />

strengthening Light NE Fresh NW easing<br />

Rise 6:28am<br />

Set 6:19pm<br />

Set 8:02am<br />

Rise 9:06pm<br />

Fresh NE turning<br />

S<br />

Rise 6:26am<br />

Set 6:20pm<br />

Set 8:26am<br />

Rise 10:07pm<br />

Light Nturning<br />

W<br />

SE 0.7 mturning<br />

SE 0.9 m SE 0.7 m SE 0.6 m SE 0.8 m<br />

S S0.8 m S0.9 m<br />

3 6 9 NOON 3 6 9 3 6 9 NOON 3 6 9 3 6 9 NOON 3 6 9 3 6 9 NOON 3 6 9 3 6 9 NOON 3 6 9 3 6 9 NOON 3 6 9 3 6 9 NOON 3 6 9<br />

Good<br />

Best<br />

Times<br />

1:27am<br />

1:47pm<br />

Good<br />

Best<br />

Times<br />

2:08am<br />

2:29pm<br />

Good<br />

Best<br />

Times<br />

2:50am<br />

3:<strong>12</strong>pm<br />

0<br />

Highs Lows Highs Lows Highs Lows Highs Lows Highs Lows Highs Lows Highs Lows<br />

Waimakariri 3:13am 2.2 9:22am 0.6 3:56am 2.2 10:07am 0.6 4:38am 2.2 10:49am 0.6 5:19am 2.2 11:30am 0.6 6:01am 2.2<br />

6:42am 2.2 <strong>12</strong>:33am 0.6 7:24am 2.2 1:13am 0.6<br />

Mouth<br />

3:38pm 2.3 9:51pm 0.6 4:19pm 2.3 10:33pm 0.6 4:58pm 2.3 11:13pm 0.6 5:37pm 2.2 11:53pm 0.6 6:17pm 2.2 <strong>12</strong>:10pm 0.7 6:58pm 2.2 <strong>12</strong>:50pm 0.7 7:41pm 2.1 1:31pm 0.7<br />

Amberley 3:13am 2.2 9:22am 0.6 3:56am 2.2 10:07am 0.6 4:38am 2.2 10:49am 0.6 5:19am 2.2 11:30am 0.6 6:01am 2.2<br />

6:42am 2.2 <strong>12</strong>:33am 0.6 7:24am 2.2 1:13am 0.6<br />

Beach<br />

3:38pm 2.3 9:51pm 0.6 4:19pm 2.3 10:33pm 0.6 4:58pm 2.3 11:13pm 0.6 5:37pm 2.2 11:53pm 0.6 6:17pm 2.2 <strong>12</strong>:10pm 0.7 6:58pm 2.2 <strong>12</strong>:50pm 0.7 7:41pm 2.1 1:31pm 0.7<br />

3:22am 2.2 9:31am 0.6 4:05am 2.2 10:16am 0.6 4:47am 2.2 10:58am 0.6 5:28am 2.2 11:39am 0.6 6:10am 2.2 <strong>12</strong>:02am 0.6 6:51am 2.2 <strong>12</strong>:42am 0.6 7:33am 2.2 1:22am 0.6<br />

Motunau 3:47pm 2.3 10:00pm 0.6 4:28pm 2.3 10:42pm 0.6 5:07pm 2.3 11:22pm 0.6 5:46pm 2.2<br />

6:26pm 2.2 <strong>12</strong>:19pm 0.7 7:07pm 2.2 <strong>12</strong>:59pm 0.7 7:50pm 2.1 1:40pm 0.7<br />

3:24am 2.2 9:33am 0.6 4:07am 2.2 10:18am 0.6 4:49am 2.2 11:00am 0.6 5:30am 2.2 11:41am 0.6 6:<strong>12</strong>am 2.2 <strong>12</strong>:04am 0.6 6:53am 2.2 <strong>12</strong>:44am 0.6 7:35am 2.2 1:24am 0.6<br />

Gore Bay 3:49pm 2.3 10:02pm 0.6 4:30pm 2.3 10:44pm 0.6 5:09pm 2.3 11:24pm 0.6 5:48pm 2.2<br />

6:28pm 2.2 <strong>12</strong>:21pm 0.7 7:09pm 2.2 1:01pm 0.7 7:52pm 2.1 1:42pm 0.7<br />

3:16am 1.6 9:24am 0.5 4:00am 1.6 10:08am 0.5 4:44am 1.6 10:51am 0.5 5:26am 1.7 11:33am 0.5 6:08am 1.7 <strong>12</strong>:01am 0.5 6:50am 1.7 <strong>12</strong>:42am 0.5 7:32am 1.7 1:24am 0.5<br />

Kaikoura 3:43pm 1.8 9:57pm 0.5 4:25pm 1.8 10:39pm 0.5 5:06pm 1.7 11:20pm 0.5 5:47pm 1.7<br />

6:28pm 1.7 <strong>12</strong>:15pm 0.5 7:10pm 1.7 <strong>12</strong>:57pm 0.5 7:53pm 1.7 1:40pm 0.5<br />

*Not for navigational purposes. Wind and swell are based on apoint off Gore Bay. Maori Fishing Guide by Bill Hohepa. www.ofu.co.nz www.tidespy.com Graphic supplied by OceanFun Publishing Ltd.<br />

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Is aservicedapartment<br />

rightfor you?<br />

Wednesday18<strong>September</strong> 1.30pm<br />

Findoutwhat lifeislikelivingina<br />

serviced apartmentatCharles Upham.<br />

Youare invited to joinusfor an informative<br />

presentation on assisted living in aserviced apartment.<br />

Hearfromsome of our residents on whyaserviced<br />

apartment wasrightfor them, and we will also be able<br />

to answer anyquestions youmight have.<br />

To RSVP phone Wendy or Chris on<br />

310 8644byMonday16<strong>September</strong><br />

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Followed by afternoon teaand atourofour village<br />

and serviced apartment showhome.<br />

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BRAND MOWERS &CHAINSAW<br />

8 The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>September</strong> <strong>12</strong>, <strong>2019</strong><br />

NEWS<br />

Gail thrilled by award<br />

By SHELLEY TOPP<br />

Changing hands ... Malcolm Mead, centre, hands over the reins to Tony Brand and his<br />

family Emma, left, Simon, Kerin, Chloe and Roger the dog.<br />

PHOTO: SUPPLIED<br />

Brand new owners for<br />

long-running business<br />

Aftermore than 30 yearsofholdingthe<br />

Husqvarna dealership forRangiora,<br />

Malcolm Mead is hanginguphis chainsaw.<br />

BrandMowers &Chainsaw tookover the<br />

275 Flaxton Road, Rangiora, site on<br />

Monday, <strong>September</strong> 2, marking the end of<br />

an era.<br />

Tony and Kerin Brand have purchased<br />

the Husqvarna dealershipinpartnership<br />

with theirson Simon and daughter­in­law<br />

Emma.<br />

It is the second time Malcolm has sold a<br />

business to the Brands, afterhesoldMead<br />

EngineeringtoTonyand Kerin in 2010,but<br />

this time Malcolm says‘‘it’stime for<br />

retirement’’.<br />

‘‘I know the business is passinginto very<br />

capable hands,with Tony fully committed<br />

to providing atop service to allclients,’’<br />

Malcolm says.<br />

‘‘I wish Tony, Kerin,Simon and Emma<br />

the very best for the future.’’<br />

Malcolm started out withthe Husqvarna<br />

dealership, and in engineering,inthe<br />

1980swith aworkshop at Ashley. It was<br />

formerlythe New Zealand Forest Service<br />

workshop(which Malcolm was in charge<br />

of) and its headquarters.<br />

The Husqvarnaswere sold and serviced<br />

from there.<br />

He then opened ashop on High Street,<br />

Rangiora, and later at the site now<br />

occupied by PAK‘n’SAVE.<br />

Mead Mowers and Chainsaws moved to<br />

Flaxton Road 10 years ago.<br />

‘‘I wishtosincerely thank my clients and<br />

friends who have supported the business<br />

for morethan three decades,’’ Malcolm<br />

says.<br />

He nowplans to dedicate moretime to<br />

fishing and playing golf.<br />

Tony says: ‘‘We are planningtocontinue<br />

the samequality of service and all staff<br />

have been retained to offerafull range of<br />

outdoor powerequipment,sales, service<br />

and repairs, as have Malcolm and the team<br />

for the last 30 plus years.’’<br />

Tony and Kerin startedBrand Logging<br />

35 years ago and tookover Brand<br />

Mechanical nine years ago. They are<br />

looking forward to the new challenge.<br />

Brand Mowers &Chainsaws is also the<br />

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She foundedthe festival 15 years ago<br />

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sessions.<br />

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‘‘I’vehad so many peoplecome and tell<br />

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‘‘We are the largest and most active<br />

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‘‘We are having an open day as an<br />

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of the larger aviation community.<br />

‘‘In manyways we arenodifferent from<br />

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time being involved in its many aspects.’’<br />

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Air New Zealandpilots or air traffic<br />

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‘‘If you fly commercially in New<br />

Zealand there is ahigh chance that your<br />

pilot and/or air traffic controller has done<br />

some training flightsinto and around<br />

Rangiora.’’<br />

The clubalso supportsthe community<br />

with activeinvolvement in theNew<br />

ZealandAir Training Corps based at<br />

Rangiora and also helps out in otherways<br />

when required.<br />

‘‘For instance,club members were<br />

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flying into farms and delivering goods<br />

and picking up people,’’Glenn said.<br />

More than 600 aviationenthusiasts use<br />

the Rangiora Airfield facilities, including<br />

three other clubs, with most members<br />

living in Waimakariri. The openday will<br />

begin at 10am and finish at 3pm.<br />

‘‘The weather willneed to be terrible<br />

for us to postpone,’’Glennsaid. However,<br />

in the event of poor weather,the open day<br />

will be held the following day.<br />

Theclub has abig range of activities<br />

plannedfor the day,including somefree<br />

flights, discounted flights, open hangars,<br />

aircraft displays, food and coffee trucks,<br />

plus face paintingand bouncycastlesfor<br />

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NATURE NEEDSUS<br />

CONSERVATIONWEEK 14-22SEP<br />

Events and activities across Aotearoa<br />

conservationweek.org.nz<br />

Nature is calling:<br />

We need to listen<br />

Nature needs us is this year’s message<br />

for Conservation Week.<br />

It embraces any and every little thing<br />

we can do to help nature. It can start at<br />

home by being water, waste and energy<br />

wise, planting natives in your garden,<br />

and being aresponsible pet owner,<br />

through to supporting native areas and<br />

public spaces where you can volunteer<br />

to trap pests and predators, clean up<br />

waterways and beaches, clear wilding<br />

pines and other weeds, and undertake<br />

native regeneration programmes.<br />

This year, in recognition of the<br />

Predator­free 2050 vision, the week is<br />

focusing on the seldom­seen unsung<br />

heroes out there in all weathers, often<br />

tramping long distances with traps and<br />

baits only to be rewarded by removing<br />

dead festering rats and stoats and<br />

rebaiting them again for the next trip.<br />

Trappingnetwork<br />

There are more than 25 groups,<br />

individuals and organisations in <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> helping to make Predatorfree<br />

2050 areality.<br />

These groups, some new and some<br />

WORKSHOP PLANNED<br />

Afree predator­free trapping and<br />

monitoring workshop is planned for the<br />

Mt PleasantCommunity Centre,<br />

Christchurch,onSaturday, <strong>September</strong><br />

14, from2pm to 4pm.<br />

Learnabout monitoring techniques<br />

—make sure you are trapping the right<br />

thing and making adifference.<br />

Learnhow to use DOC 200s,<br />

Trapinators, Victor traps and Good<br />

Nature A<strong>12</strong>sand A24s.<br />

Learnabout why the workis<br />

necessary.<br />

It will be afamily friendly event, with<br />

activitiesand talksfor the children.<br />

Refreshments will be provided.<br />

Register at: eventfinda.co.nz/<br />

<strong>2019</strong>/trapping­and­monitoringextravaganza/christchurch<br />

well established, have all adopted an<br />

area where they manage trapping lines<br />

for possums, stoats, rats, ferrets,<br />

weasels, hedgehogs and feral cats.<br />

The Department of Conservation in<br />

Rangiora, with support from the<br />

umbrella group BRaid, has been<br />

working to set up atrapping network for<br />

these groups. Its aim is to share<br />

information using the latest technology<br />

and specialist speakers and, above all,<br />

recognise and thank them.<br />

The first trapping workshop was<br />

hosted by the Hanmer Springs<br />

Conservation Trust in early July, with<br />

more than 50 people from 15 of these<br />

groups attending to learn from the wideranging<br />

programme.<br />

They learned about the IT programme<br />

Walk the Line,where groups can enter<br />

their trap locations and data on to a<br />

mapping programme.<br />

Biodiversity senior ranger Sandy<br />

Yong is keen for everyone in <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> to use this free publicly<br />

available database as this will spatially<br />

show how all the different trapping<br />

groups connect together, whether<br />

trapping on pubic conservation lands,<br />

riverbanks, local parks and reserves, or<br />

even on privately owned land.<br />

‘‘Predators simply do not respect landownership<br />

boundaries, so we all need to<br />

work together if we want to control, and<br />

maybe even eradicate, them from <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> in the future.<br />

‘‘You might think what you’re doing is<br />

small, but when you see the map of all<br />

the traps (including DOC traps), you<br />

realise that you’re part of amuch bigger<br />

predator control network working<br />

toward Predator­free 2050,’’ she says.<br />

Anyone who would like to become part<br />

of this network can contact the DOC<br />

Rangiora Office on (03) 313 0837 or email<br />

waimakariri@doc.govt.nz.<br />

The next trapping network workshop<br />

is planned for October or November at<br />

the DOC Rangiora Office. Afurther<br />

workshop is planned in the new year at<br />

Craigieburn/Arthur’s Pass, with the aim<br />

of running three ayear in the Hurunui,<br />

Waimakariri and Selwyn districts.<br />

Tuhaitara Coastal Park<br />

NATURE FOR LIFE<br />

Join the<br />

Friends ofTuhaitara Coastal Park<br />

tkot.enquiries@farmside.co.nz<br />

or 313 1768<br />

Pest initiative ... Department of Conservationtrapping sites alongthe Ashley­Rakahuri River.<br />

Fire and Emergency New Zealand is proud to<br />

support Conservation Week and working with<br />

DOC to protect our native forests from fire.<br />

Check it’s alright before you light.<br />

Fire season is coming!<br />

We’ve made some improvements<br />

in Fire Permitting, which will be live<br />

after 23 <strong>September</strong>.<br />

Check your machinery for birds’ nests<br />

and spark hazards, and if doing any<br />

spring burning, ensure aclear safe<br />

zone around your burn, awater supply<br />

is to hand and you aren’t going to<br />

smoke out roads or neighbours.<br />

To find your Rural Fire Season Status and apply for aFire Permit go to:<br />

www.checkitsalright.nz<br />

Phone: 0800 658 628 2197<strong>12</strong>3<br />

Discoverawesome<br />

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Ōtukaikino Wetlands<br />

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Natural setting ...Ashley Gorge is a<br />

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Proud partnerswith DOC helping to<br />

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Events and activities across Aotearoa<br />

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Track volunteers lead the way<br />

Take acoupleofinspired locals, mix well<br />

with the local community,bind with our<br />

youngfolks’ future vision, generously<br />

sprinklewith support fromlocal<br />

businesses and we havethe stunning<br />

Ashley GorgeLoop Track.<br />

Ashley Gorgelocals Dave Sheltonand<br />

John Burton, along withcountless<br />

volunteers,aswell as school and<br />

communitygroups, have been developing<br />

tracks in the Mt ThomasConservation<br />

Area,next to the AshleyGorge Recreation<br />

Reserve, overthe last threeyears.<br />

The first stage is a1.5km loop track.Now<br />

they are working on atrack to awaterfall,<br />

followed by aroute to the top of ahill.<br />

But it doesn’t stopthere. Daveand some<br />

keen students are runninganextensive<br />

trapping programme to reducepossum,<br />

rat and stoatnumbers to give the native<br />

floraand fauna achance to flourish.<br />

People can learn more about the work<br />

the group has undertakenbycomingtothe<br />

Ashley GorgeConservationWeek event on<br />

Sunday, <strong>September</strong> 22, from 11amto3pm.<br />

Therewill be somethingfor the whole<br />

family, including the dog, with guidedor<br />

self­directed walks, atreasurehunt for<br />

children, displays on the track<br />

development and traps,and activities for<br />

childrensuch as makingabird­feeder. Or<br />

peoplecan simply relax and picnic by the<br />

river.<br />

There will also be specialguest<br />

appearancesbyconservationdogs Cody<br />

and Macca,showingtheir amazingpest<br />

detectionskills.<br />

Kiwi guardians<br />

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On track ... John Burton, left, and Dave Shelton are track­building warriors.<br />

to Ashley Gorgeand WoodedGully.<br />

Toyota Kiwi Guardians connect Kiwi<br />

kidstonature and encouragesthem to<br />

become guardians of our land and sea.<br />

The idea allowschildren to have<br />

ownership over conservationland —to<br />

feelpart of it and encourage them to care<br />

for it into the future. The programme<br />

focuses on children but willconnect the<br />

whole family to natureand to<br />

conservation.<br />

Kiwikids becomeKiwi Guardians by<br />

downloading amap of one of the 108 Kiwi<br />

Guardian sites (50 in the South Island)<br />

fromkiwiguardians.co.nz.<br />

Explore with the map to find the unique<br />

specialcode word for the site and enterit<br />

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onlinetoreceive amedal in the post.<br />

Youngsters cancollectasmany medals as<br />

they want.<br />

Currently,thereare eight Kiwi<br />

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Banks Peninsula and one at Arthurs Pass<br />

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The AshleyGorge and Wooded Gully<br />

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As aspecialintroduction to Toyota Kiwi<br />

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NATURE NEEDSUS<br />

CONSERVATIONWEEK 14-22SEP<br />

Events and activities across Aotearoa<br />

conservationweek.org.nz<br />

Opportunity to view rare birds<br />

Achance to view rare birds on the Ashley­<br />

Rakahuri River is coming nextmonth.<br />

The Ashley­Rakahuri Rivercare Group<br />

will run guided Twilight Riverbird<br />

Discovery walks from 6pm to 8pm on<br />

October8and 10 as part of the Breeze<br />

WalkingFestival.<br />

It will be afairly easy walk along the<br />

riverbank for about 1­2 km, but expect<br />

wet feet and rough ground.<br />

It is suitable for families but please<br />

leavethe dog behind. It is limited to 25<br />

people per trip. Bookings areessential.<br />

Visit ccc.govt.nz/walkingfestival.<br />

Helping hand ... The rare birds of the Ashley­Rakahuri River feature on Karikaas’ awardwinning<br />

vintage cheeses.<br />

Karikaas sales help birds<br />

Want to find out more about the rare<br />

birds nesting on the Ashley­Rakahuri<br />

River? Try some tasty vintage cheeses.<br />

Loburn cheesemaker Karikaas is<br />

supporting these birds by branding their<br />

five premium award­winning cheeses to<br />

promote BRaid and the four most<br />

threatened birds nesting on the river.<br />

BRaid is aconservation organisation<br />

dedicated to protecting these birds and<br />

the unique braided­river environment<br />

crucial to their long­term survival.<br />

Each cheese features information<br />

about BRaid and one of the critically<br />

threatened birds.<br />

Some cheese packs also have a<br />

surprise fridge magnet.<br />

Karikaas owner and manager Diana<br />

Hawkins decided to feature the wrybill<br />

on the company’s two top­selling<br />

cheeses, given their significance to<br />

Rangiora.<br />

‘‘Rangiora is the wrybills’ closest<br />

nesting site to atown, with bird watchers<br />

coming from overseas to view the only<br />

bird in the world with asideways bent<br />

beak, evolved to find their food under<br />

stones in the shallows of braided rivers.<br />

‘‘This is so special for the local<br />

community, so by putting information<br />

about the wrybill on our top­selling<br />

cheeses we’re getting this information<br />

out throughout the country and<br />

overseas,’’ Diana says.<br />

The company also gives athird of all<br />

profits from the sales of these top five<br />

cheeses to the Ashley­Rakahuri<br />

Rivercare Group.<br />

Proudly<br />

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Formoreinformation contact us on:<br />

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Ready to go ... Lynn Andrews with some of the predator traps.<br />

Village to the rescue<br />

Lynn Andrews, aresidentofRyman’s<br />

Charles Upham Retirement Village,<br />

recently contacted the Department of<br />

Conservation’s Rangiora Officewith a<br />

proposal for the villagemen’s shedto<br />

make predator traps.<br />

DOC leaptatthe opportunity, with the<br />

trapsbound for an areainserious need of<br />

pest control—the Medbury Scientific<br />

Reserve in Hurunui.<br />

Rather than justmakingtraps,Lynn is<br />

also organising residentstomanage the<br />

trapping programme at the reserve.<br />

Lynn has trapped in the past so knows<br />

what’s involved. The reserve is mostlyflat<br />

and clear,making it easyfor the more<br />

active volunteers to lookafter the site.<br />

None of this would have been possible<br />

without the support and enthusiasm of the<br />

Ryman Healthcare managementteam.<br />

Village manager Dee Kennedy has<br />

offered to cover the trap­making and<br />

ongoing trapping programmecosts, along<br />

with the village’s vantotransport trappers<br />

to and fromMedbury Reserve.<br />

Supporting localcommunity<br />

programmesisanintegralpart of Ryman<br />

Healthcare’sphilosophy and it is keen to<br />

explore expandingthistype of programme<br />

to the other 36 Ryman villages throughout<br />

the country.<br />

The men’s shed plans to continue<br />

makingtraps forDOC and other<br />

community trapping programmes in the<br />

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McIver’sOxford Men’s Shed<br />

members havehad abusy<br />

few months working on their<br />

various projects.<br />

Shed chairman Raymon<br />

Charles says membershave<br />

been busy helping the<br />

communitywith repairsto<br />

items, as well as making<br />

objects for their own use.<br />

‘‘Onemember has spenta<br />

huge amount of time and<br />

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This yearthe shed<br />

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have the ‘‘Spring Into<br />

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‘‘It has been cancelled due<br />

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similar eventsbeing run on<br />

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‘‘It is hoped that the shed<br />

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Students dig deep<br />

Agroup of keen young<br />

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Planting ... Oxford Area School pupils at<br />

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Principal lines up<br />

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The school’s library crew of Rachel<br />

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encouraged to read books.<br />

‘‘It gets books into homes, which Ifeel<br />

is avery important part of book week.’’<br />

She said the week featured arange of<br />

activities and culminated in the costume<br />

parade.<br />

Principal Mike Hart, who was dressed<br />

as afairy, said choosing awinner was no<br />

easy task.<br />

‘‘We are so impressed by the number<br />

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She proposed ayouth jobs<br />

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This led to Ellie puttinga<br />

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Education Minister Chris<br />

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Parliamentmock debate,<br />

calling for life skills, suchas<br />

learning to writeCVs,<br />

interviewing skills, student<br />

loans,budgeting and how to<br />

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Mr Hart says he supports<br />

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Winners were chosen from different<br />

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Special mention went to 10­year­old<br />

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‘‘It’s aquestion of balance<br />

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Show asmash hit<br />

Tidy Kiwis do their bit<br />

Popular ... Troy Vandergoes, left,<br />

Kieran Milton and Carrisse Utai during a<br />

performance of Smashed at Rangiora<br />

High School.<br />

PHOTO: SUPPLIED<br />

An internationallyacclaimed theatrebased<br />

education programme, aimedat<br />

equipping Year 9students with the<br />

skills to counter peerpressure to drink<br />

alcohol, was deliveredin<strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> lastweek. Smashed,<br />

establishedinBritain in 2005, will be<br />

deliveredin21countries thisyear and<br />

has been brought to NewZealandas<br />

partofaresponsible drinking initiative,<br />

The Tomorrow Project. It is being<br />

deliveredbythe Life Education Trust.<br />

Two performances wereheld at<br />

Rangiora High School,featuring aplay<br />

about agroupofyoungfriends who<br />

found themselves in trouble as aresult<br />

of drinking alcohol.Eachperformance<br />

is followed by an interactiveworkshop<br />

where pupils areinvited to probe the<br />

castonissuesbroughtupduring the<br />

playand discuss theconsequences of<br />

underage drinking.<br />

Tomorrow Project spokesman Matt<br />

Claridge saysestablishingthe Smashed<br />

programmeinNew Zealandisan<br />

exciting opportunity to address the<br />

issue of under­agedrinking, as well as<br />

encourage aresponsible approach to<br />

alcoholasadults.<br />

‘‘Weknow from ourown research that<br />

the younger peopleare when theybegin<br />

drinking alcohol, the more likelythey<br />

are to developpoor drinking<br />

behaviours laterinlife, andthisisa<br />

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‘‘The unique theatre­basedapproach<br />

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successfulgloballyasstudents are<br />

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‘‘The United Kingdom, where more<br />

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the programme, hasseenasignificant<br />

dropinthe number of young people<br />

drinking alcohol, from45% of 8­15­yearoldsin2003to14%<br />

today.’’<br />

Smashed willreach more than 21,000<br />

Year9students thisyearacross <strong>12</strong>0<br />

New Zealand schools, with funding<br />

being securedtorollitouttoall 60,000<br />

year9studentsin2020.<br />

LifeEducation Trust chief executive<br />

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‘‘We’re delighted we havethe<br />

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Mr O’Connell saysthe uptake from<br />

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Genetics can be used in tackling<br />

nitrogen leaching from farms<br />

Farmers have been challengedto<br />

reduce the amount of nitrogenleaving<br />

theirproperty throughsub soils and<br />

waterways.<br />

This has seen the adoption of more<br />

responsiblefertiliser and effluent<br />

management, and, more recently,work<br />

on more efficient nitrogenuptake in<br />

plants and animals.<br />

One of the harder sourcestomitigate<br />

is nitrogen leaching from cows’ urine.<br />

The concentrationofnitrogen in the<br />

urinepatchissohigh that asignificant<br />

proportion cannot be usedbyplantsor<br />

retained in the soil root zone.<br />

While reducingurinarynitrogen<br />

ideally involves measuring it, that is<br />

impractical to do in large numbersof<br />

cowsdirectly —and that is wheremilk<br />

urea concentration (MU)comes in.<br />

Manyinternational studies have shown<br />

adirectrelationshipbetween MU and<br />

the amount of urinarynitrogen per cow<br />

per day.<br />

It makes sensetoreduce urinary<br />

nitrogen fromafarmingperspective<br />

and to monitor urinary nitrogenfrom a<br />

regulatory perspective.<br />

One strategytoreduce urinary<br />

nitrogen is through goodfeeding<br />

practices and to monitortheseby<br />

keeping an eye on milk urea<br />

concentration,<br />

And asecondstrategy is where CRV<br />

Ambreed’s genetics comesin.<br />

CRV Ambreed’s LowN Sires<br />

programme is based on breeding dairy<br />

cows withlowerlevelsofMU, whichis<br />

expected to reduceurinary nitrogen.<br />

‘‘Milk urea tells us alot. We knowwe<br />

can reducemilk urea through feeding,<br />

but also through genetics,’’ CRV<br />

Ambreed headgeneticist Phil Beatson<br />

says.<br />

Each day farmers get aMUvalue<br />

measuredintheirbulk milk. It makes<br />

sensefor farmers and regulators to use<br />

this milk ureaconcentrationtomonitor<br />

nitrogen loading from urine. Total<br />

The nation’s primary industries want practical solutions to incoming<br />

restrictions on nitrate use. Tim Fulton explores one of the possibilities,<br />

developed by genetics firm CRV Ambreed.<br />

urinary nitrogenper herdper day can<br />

be calculatedbased on the weighted<br />

MU and numberofcows. The weighting<br />

factor to convert MU to gramsofurinary<br />

nitrogen percow per day is around<br />

seven.<br />

‘‘We’re suggesting MUsshouldbe<br />

used by farmers and by the likes of the<br />

environmentcouncils to calculate<br />

nitrogen depositionquite accurately.<br />

Thisislikely to be abetter monitoring<br />

tool than usingpredictivemodelsthat<br />

are subject to manipulation,’’ Beatson<br />

says.<br />

Adairy cow eatsabout 180kg of<br />

nitrogen ayear as plant protein. About<br />

30kg ends up as milk and alittle bit to<br />

body maintenance and growth. Of the<br />

remainder, about 75 to 80kg is excreted<br />

as urinary nitrogen and the rest is<br />

excreted as faeces.<br />

On average,around 20% (16kg) of this<br />

urinary nitrogenends up being leached<br />

into groundwater.<br />

Importantly,asmall amount of the<br />

nitrogen in urine isconverted to<br />

nitrous oxide ­along­lasting<br />

greenhousegas. Reducing urinary<br />

nitrogen is critical to reducingboth<br />

leaching and greenhouse gas<br />

emissions.<br />

‘‘If we feed diets thatcontainsurplus<br />

protein we increase nitrogen intake<br />

beyond whatthe cow requiresand this<br />

is reflectedinthe milk urea values for<br />

the herds.’’<br />

The average herdwas around30units<br />

for bulkmilk urea.However,some<br />

herdswere consistently around40<br />

whileothers were around20. The<br />

average cow in the herdwith milk urea<br />

of 40 is peeingout around 280 grams of<br />

nitrogen percow per day (40 x7), while<br />

those in the herd with milk urea of 20 is<br />

peeingout around 140 grams of<br />

nitrogen per day (7 x20).<br />

The CRV Ambreed genetics<br />

programme involved measuring MUin<br />

amillion milksamples from 200,000<br />

cowsthrough CRV Ambreed’s herdtesting<br />

service. These recordswere<br />

analysed to estimate the geneticmerit<br />

of the siresofthe cows.The best of<br />

these siresare marketed as LowN, and<br />

CRV Ambreed is already providing<br />

farmers with semenfrom bulls under<br />

its LowNSiresbrand.<br />

The LowN Sires bulls were desirable<br />

for traditional traitsaswell as being<br />

genetically superiorinreducingMUin<br />

their daughters.<br />

Cowsbred for lower levelsofMUare<br />

expected to excreteless nitrogen in<br />

their urine which would, in turn,<br />

reducethe amountofnitrogen leached.<br />

CRV Ambreed expected LowNSires<br />

wouldreduce nitrogenleachinginNew<br />

Zealand by 14 million kilograms ayear,<br />

based on the national herd number of 5<br />

million dairycows.<br />

The beauty of agenetics solution to<br />

nitrogen leachingisthat farmers<br />

simply needtouse semenfrom the<br />

LowN bulls rather than other bulls.<br />

Theycan maintain all existing<br />

management practicessothere is<br />

minimaladditional costfor them.<br />

However, the combinationofgood<br />

feeding plus LowNsiresgivesfarmers a<br />

two­pronged attack to reduce MU and<br />

nitrogen leaching.<br />

Reducingthe national average MU<br />

value from 30 to, say, 24, wouldreduce<br />

urinary nitrogendeposition by 20% and<br />

haveaneven greater impact on<br />

nitrogen leached.<br />

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‘‘If you’reinterested in agriculture I<br />

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Jacob, who is in Year 11, was runner­up<br />

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agriculture.<br />

‘‘I wanttogointo engineeringand maybe<br />

laterbeafarmer, butIwant to get<br />

something under my belt first.’’ He works<br />

on adairy farm after schooland in the<br />

weekends,doingfencing, tractor and stock<br />

work,and helpingwith baling. Next year he<br />

planstodoabuildingprogramme through<br />

the Ara Institute of <strong>Canterbury</strong>,while also<br />

gaining experience through Oxford Area<br />

School’s gateway programme.<br />

The eight finalists weretestedonstock<br />

judging, driving atractor,testingsoil<br />

moisture content,first aid, abeehive<br />

module, setting up awater tankand seed<br />

identification.<br />

The school willhold arural day on<br />

Friday, October 25, with the Boys’ and<br />

Girls’ Agricultural Club pet day. Calves will<br />

be back, along with strict protocols to<br />

esnure there is no risk of spreading<br />

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RURAL LIFE<br />

The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>September</strong> <strong>12</strong>, <strong>2019</strong><br />

35<br />

Call for an end to scaremongering<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

Incessant scaremongering over the<br />

threat to the livestock industries from<br />

plant­based food has to end, the chief<br />

executive of the Foundation for Arable<br />

Research says.<br />

Dr Alison Stewart says while the<br />

attention on plant­based proteins could<br />

be seen as awin for the arable sector,<br />

the debate should not be seen as an<br />

‘‘either/or’’ scenario.<br />

‘‘New Zealand has to stop endlessly<br />

talking about what its future could look<br />

like and just go out and make things<br />

happen, and it has to stop the incessant<br />

scaremongering around the threat to the<br />

livestock industries from plant­based<br />

food.<br />

‘‘It should not be an either/or situation<br />

but awin­win where New Zealand is<br />

seen as aleader in both animal and<br />

plant production systems.’’<br />

Dr Stewart says there is alot of<br />

ignorance in some sectors of society<br />

around land­use change.<br />

‘‘You can’t just say ‘you are going to<br />

have to transition from dairy to arable’.<br />

It’s all very well from an environmental<br />

point of view, but if you’re carrying a<br />

large amount of debt your options are<br />

limited, so we need to be clever about<br />

the way we manage it.<br />

‘‘New Zealand tends to point the<br />

finger at dairy farmers, but really New<br />

Zealand got itself into this situation.<br />

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New Zealand,’’ she says.<br />

The problem cannot be ignored and<br />

‘‘strong­minded’’ people such as<br />

environmentalists force others to ‘‘sit up<br />

and think’’, she says.<br />

She sees opportunities for dairy<br />

farmers to become more resilient and<br />

improve their environmental footprint<br />

by converting some of their farms into<br />

crops.<br />

But it needs to be carefully planned<br />

and research is needed to ensure there<br />

is amarket for any new crops or an<br />

appetite for expanding existing markets.<br />

She says the arable sector is an<br />

example of what it means to be<br />

sustainable and diverse. It shows how<br />

diversity provides more resilience in the<br />

face of climate change and changing<br />

markets.<br />

‘‘Our growers are not just arable<br />

growers; they grow vegetable crops and<br />

many have sheep and beef or dairying<br />

components.<br />

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further back, this country was mixed<br />

farming. It’s only in recent times that<br />

significant numbers of farmers have<br />

moved into dairy.<br />

‘‘The arable sector is the most diverse<br />

and agile, which gives them more<br />

resilience.’’<br />

She says arable growers not only<br />

rotate their crops over two to three­year<br />

rotation cycles, but are constantly<br />

adapting to achanging environment and<br />

to meet market demand.<br />

Dr Stewart says one of the things<br />

holding New Zealand’s primary sector<br />

back is looking for the ‘‘next big thing’’.<br />

‘‘I feel New Zealand has been talking<br />

about the future of food for the last 20<br />

years, looking for the next big thing, and<br />

the rest of the world has gone on and<br />

done it.<br />

‘‘You can never predict the success of<br />

something new like kiwifruit or the<br />

dairy industry. It was just innovative<br />

farmers who tried it and were in the<br />

right place at the right time.<br />

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36 The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>September</strong> <strong>12</strong>, <strong>2019</strong><br />

Former NZ rugby boss turns to politics, with<br />

emissions trading firmly in his sights<br />

By TIM FULTON<br />

Rural<strong>Canterbury</strong>blockholderDavid<br />

Moffett has turned from giving advice on<br />

farm succession to the future of farming<br />

itself, launching apolitical party to help<br />

New Zealand farmersstruggling with<br />

climate taxes.<br />

The country’s heavy reliance on<br />

International Emissions Trading<br />

Scheme (ETS) creditsmakes New<br />

Zealand dangerously exposed to one of<br />

the world’s mostvolatile markets, Mr<br />

Moffett says.<br />

He has aglobal viewofthe world and<br />

an affinity with rural life.<br />

Mr Moffett, the son of an air traffic<br />

controller, lived in Kenyaand<br />

Tanganyika from the age of 3to16, living<br />

through the lastyears of colonial Africa.<br />

By 7, he was spending part of his<br />

holidays on large coffee and tea<br />

plantations with friends from boarding<br />

school in Nairobi.<br />

He moved to Australia with his family<br />

as ateenager and,inhis workinglife,<br />

went on to headseveral major sporting<br />

organisations, including the New<br />

Zealand Rugby Union.<br />

Todayhehas 10 hectares across<br />

properties at Ashley and Broomfield in<br />

<strong>North</strong><strong>Canterbury</strong>, runningsheepand<br />

horses.<br />

As founder of the New NZ Party, he<br />

wantsNew Zealand to withdraw from the<br />

ParisAgreement,which binds the<br />

country to arange of targets for reducing<br />

greenhouse gas emissions.<br />

He sayshehas researched the<br />

agreementand has concluded ‘‘Paris<br />

makesitcompulsory for us to contribute<br />

tax paymentstoother economies, many<br />

Political agenda ... David Moffett launches apolitical party.<br />

of them of dubioushonesty and<br />

accountability and rife with corruption’’.<br />

The cost to Kiwis of the Emissions<br />

TradingScheme and ParisAgreement<br />

were considerable, he said.<br />

The Government’s own estimates put<br />

the cost at between$14 billion and $36b<br />

from 2021 to 2030, and that is likely to be<br />

only afraction, depending on supply and<br />

demand for carbon credits.<br />

To put that into context, ACC raised<br />

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‘‘With over 2000employees ACC at<br />

leastcontributestothe New Zealand<br />

economy.’’<br />

The agricultural sector longfavoured<br />

managingits own emissions schemebut<br />

had succumbed to governmentpressure,<br />

Mr Moffett said.<br />

The Government recently announced<br />

that the agricultural sectorwouldonly be<br />

slugged with 5percent of its actual<br />

obligations under the New Zealand ETS.<br />

Mr Moffett said the New NZ Party did<br />

not haveanissuewith the agricultural<br />

sector or other sectors paying this low<br />

rate, but believed business was being<br />

lulled into afalse sense of security.<br />

‘‘Unfortunately, everyone in every<br />

sector will stillpay for the fullcost of the<br />

Paris Agreement. This is likelytoexceed<br />

$4b per annum over 10 years, and that’s<br />

just for starters.’’<br />

The only way to pay for this would be<br />

throughnew taxes or areductionin<br />

services, he said.<br />

As an example, we pay 6.2 cents per<br />

litre of petrol and 7.2 centsper litre of<br />

diesel as an ETS levy.<br />

‘‘Incredibly, we also pay GST on the<br />

total fuel excise,which means payingan<br />

11­cents­per­litre tax on taxes.Together,<br />

that represents 17c and 18c per litre of<br />

hidden taxes. That is what we pay now,<br />

and every farming family is saddled with<br />

that burden, whichisoften madeworse<br />

becauseofreliance on fuel to not only<br />

run their agricultural enterprises but<br />

also to cover largedistancestoget kids to<br />

school and do important thingslike<br />

shopping and doctors’ visitsand the<br />

like.’’<br />

The New NZ Partyfundamentally<br />

believed that declaring aclimate<br />

emergency based on our emissions was<br />

the heightofirresponsibility.<br />

New Zealand’s carbon dioxide<br />

emissions stemming from human activity<br />

stand at 0.17 percent of the total global<br />

agricultural emissions (AE). Our<br />

contribution, he says, is meagre by<br />

comparison with many of our<br />

competitors in the agricultural sector.<br />

Expressed as apercentage of the total<br />

carbon dioxide fraction,which included<br />

agricultural emissions, the resultwas<br />

0.00006percent, Mr Moffett said.<br />

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Safety initiative in doubt<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

The future of asuccessful<br />

Waimakariri schools rural safety<br />

programme is in doubt as a<br />

funding shortfall looms.<br />

The Ministry of Health­funded<br />

‘‘Down the Back Paddock’’<br />

programme has been run by the<br />

Waimakariri District Council for<br />

about 20 years, but the funding<br />

has stopped.<br />

The council’s rural safety coordinator,<br />

Kerry Miles, says<br />

there is enough funding to keep<br />

the programme, which is unique<br />

to <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>, going for<br />

another <strong>12</strong> months, but he is keen<br />

to hear from potential sponsors.<br />

With the district’s strong rural<br />

heritage, Mr Miles says rural<br />

safety is akey area of focus for<br />

the council.<br />

Children living in urban areas<br />

also visited rural properties and<br />

many were being injured through<br />

unsafe practices or lack of<br />

knowledge about rural risks.<br />

‘‘Down the Back Paddock is a<br />

rural education programme<br />

aimed at increasing children’s<br />

and teachers’ awareness of the<br />

risks associated with arural<br />

environment,’’ Mr Miles says.<br />

‘‘The purpose is to better<br />

educate children and, through<br />

them, adults to help create a<br />

better safety culture on farms<br />

and lifestyle blocks in the<br />

future.’’<br />

Experts were invited to deliver<br />

safety messages on avariety of<br />

subjects and 11 sessions of 20<br />

minutes were offered to pupils at<br />

Fernside School, near Rangiora,<br />

over four days last week.<br />

Topics included water safety,<br />

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dog safety, poisonous plants,<br />

road safety, fire safety, bird and<br />

river safety, large animals, Civil<br />

Defence, poisons, quad bikes and<br />

electricity.<br />

Mr Miles says the programme<br />

aims to visit at least one school in<br />

the district each term and he<br />

already has interest for next<br />

year.<br />

Fernside School deputy<br />

principal Andrew Spencer says<br />

his staff and pupils enjoyed<br />

having the Down the Back<br />

Paddock programme at their<br />

school.<br />

‘‘We are arural school and we<br />

like to maintain our rural<br />

flavour, so having people with<br />

specific areas of interest to help<br />

with our teaching is really<br />

invaluable.’’<br />

He says his school will hold its<br />

own mini A&P show next month,<br />

as well as supporting the<br />

Rangiora Show.<br />

Fire and Emergency New<br />

Zealand <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

deputy principal rural fire<br />

officer Dale Wilhelm says it is<br />

important to target the younger<br />

age group with afire safety<br />

message.<br />

‘‘I worked that out when my<br />

daughter came home and said,<br />

‘Dad, what’s our escape plan’?’’<br />

RURAL LIFE<br />

The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>September</strong> <strong>12</strong>, <strong>2019</strong><br />

37<br />

Fun the right tonic<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

Havingfun off­farm is proving<br />

to be therighttonic for<br />

Waimakariri young farmersto<br />

improvetheir wellbeing.<br />

Waimakariri Young<br />

Farmers Clubchairman<br />

Jeremy Madeleysays mental<br />

health is aserious issuefor<br />

young farmers, butconnecting<br />

with othersand checkingupon<br />

mates makes adifference.<br />

Hisclub starting organising<br />

monthly ‘‘funtivities’’nearly<br />

twoyearsago to help address<br />

wellbeing concernsand to give<br />

members some‘‘value fortheir<br />

membership’’.<br />

‘‘One of ourmembers came<br />

up withthe phrase ‘funtivities’<br />

forfun activities and we pretty<br />

much justflickeditback to the<br />

members and said ‘whatdo<br />

youguyswanttodo’?<br />

‘‘Now we’re getting through<br />

thelist, so we probablyneed to<br />

go back anddoitagain.’’<br />

Theclubholds monthly<br />

meetingsonthe first<br />

Wednesday of themonthand<br />

‘‘funtivities’’onthe thirdweek.<br />

‘‘Whetherit’s aweekend<br />

activity or an evening, we make<br />

sure we do something every<br />

month,’’hesays.<br />

Activitiessofar have<br />

included clay targetshooting,<br />

movies,10­pin bowling,<br />

paintball, an escaperoom<br />

activity andgo­karting.<br />

This month theyplantodo<br />

canvaspaintinginapaddock<br />

andpaint alandscape or a<br />

modeland have abarbecue.<br />

Mr Madeley,who has worked<br />

as adairyfarm manager,says<br />

theclub has33membersand<br />

most ‘‘funtivities’’ attract 20 to<br />

25 or moremembers,though<br />

he hasnoticed adrop­off in the<br />

last two months.<br />

‘‘Since calvingthe last two<br />

month’s attendances have<br />

dropped right back to 10 to 15<br />

people, so it showsthat when<br />

thepressure comesonpeople<br />

pull backand stay on farm.<br />

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on and peoplestart to feelthe<br />

pain we need to keep an eyeon<br />

them andmake surethey’re<br />

gettingenough sleep and<br />

eatingright.’’<br />

Through organisingthe<br />

‘‘funtivities’’ Mr Madeley says<br />

he has beenable to build a<br />

rapport with members,soheis<br />

able to call them forachat<br />

when they missameeting to<br />

make sure everythingisOK.<br />

‘‘Iliketothinkofmental<br />

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astressful jobit’s like a<br />

withdrawal, so youdon’twant<br />

to be in overdraft.<br />

‘‘Whereas a‘funtivity’ is a<br />

waytomake adeposit.’’<br />

Mr Madeley saysheand his<br />

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times.<br />

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Rangiora HS teams enjoy success<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

Rangiora High School’s senior netball<br />

and basketball teams have enjoyed a<br />

successful season.<br />

The school’s senior Anetball and<br />

basketball teams competed in the South<br />

Island Secondary Schools tournament<br />

in Nelson last week,with the<br />

basketballers qualifying for the<br />

nationals.<br />

The netballers returned home to win<br />

the <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Premier Grade<br />

final on Saturday by beating Kaiapoi<br />

40­38.<br />

It was arepeatofthe 2018 final, with<br />

Rangiora defeating Kaiapoi in the final<br />

for the second yearinsuccessionafter a<br />

40­year drought, withRangiora having<br />

previously liftedthe trophy in 1978. The<br />

final marked the last gamefor five Year<br />

13 pupils.<br />

Rangiora had asuccessful South<br />

Island tournament, playing eight<br />

games, while Year 13 pupilSara Cottam<br />

and Georgia Gold, of Year11, were<br />

named amongthe talented A­grade<br />

netballplayers at the tournament.<br />

Meanwhile, Rangiora’s seniorAgirls<br />

basketball team finished sixthatthe<br />

South Island tournament to secure a<br />

spotatthe nationalsecondaryschools<br />

tournament in Palmerston <strong>North</strong>inthe<br />

first weekofthe school holidays, which<br />

begins at the end of this month.<br />

Stella Porter, from the girls’senior A<br />

basketball team, and Lachie<br />

Macfarlaneand Noa Price, from the<br />

senior Aboys’ team were selected for<br />

the <strong>2019</strong> All Stars teams from the South<br />

Island tournament.<br />

The All Stars teams are having agame<br />

arrangedonSaturday, October 19. The<br />

senior Abasketball teams are saying<br />

farewelltoseven Year 13 boys and four<br />

Year13girls at season’s end.<br />

Winning team ... Rangiora High School’s senior Anetball team is all smiles after beating<br />

Kaiapoi in the <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Premier Grade final on Saturday.<br />

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Qualifiers ... Rangiora High School’s senior Agirls basketball team qualified for the<br />

national secondary schools basketball competition after placing sixth in the South Island<br />

Secondary Schools tournament in Nelson last week.<br />

SPORT<br />

The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>September</strong> <strong>12</strong>, <strong>2019</strong><br />

39<br />

NC sports<br />

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c/b, 1. Nett: Barbara Cornwall 68, 1;<br />

Debra Ambler 73, 2.<br />

Division 3­gross: Vivienne Taylor<br />

103 c/b. Nett: Sandy Hood 69. 2:<br />

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Rangiora hockey celebrates astrong season<br />

HOCKEY<br />

Rangiora Hockey Clubcelebratedthe end<br />

of another great season on Saturday with<br />

its annualprize­giving at the Rangiora<br />

RSA.<br />

While the senior teams did not secure<br />

any silverware this season, the club won<br />

several trophies in the junior grades,<br />

including the Platinum BGirls team and<br />

Kwik Sticks Boys team trophies.<br />

Grant Batchelor received alife<br />

membership for serving30years on the<br />

club committee, in which time he has<br />

coached more than 40 teams and had a<br />

role in developing many of the up­andcomingcoaches<br />

in the club.<br />

Jan McDonald wasawarded the Sharon<br />

BatchelorTrophyfor ClubPerson of the<br />

Year forher work coaching andcocoachingnumerous<br />

teams forclub,school<br />

and <strong>Canterbury</strong> Hockey, as wellas<br />

mentoringcoaches.<br />

Abi Hannah and Kaylee McDonald<br />

sharedthe Junior Umpireofthe Year<br />

Award,while Sarah Hinchley and Dylan<br />

Ball wereawardedthe Senior and Junior<br />

Goalkeeper awardsrespectively.<br />

EmmaCook was awarded the Joan<br />

Roberts Secondary School Girls Fairplay<br />

Award for her umpiring leadership<br />

through the season.<br />

Tofinish the <strong>2019</strong> season, Rangiora<br />

Hockeyjunior players are joining players<br />

from Hinemoa­Kaiapoi and Hurunuito<br />

take partinthe second annualSelwyn/<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Festival of Hockey this<br />

Saturday at MainPowerHockey Turf.<br />

This development tournament will see<br />

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<strong>Canterbury</strong> take on teamsfrom Selwyn<br />

district,with the format extended this year<br />

to Year9and 10 players and with each<br />

team playing twice in theday.<br />

For many of the youngerplayers,itwill<br />

Service recognised ... Grant Batchelor, left, receives his Certificate of Life Membership<br />

from club president Paul Robertson.<br />

PHOTO: SUPPLIED<br />

be their firsttime playing 11­a­side hockey<br />

on afull­size turf,and alongsideplayers<br />

fromotherclubs.<br />

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ensuringthe tournament is adevelopment<br />

opportunity for all aspectsofhockey.<br />

Eleven games are scheduled,starting at<br />

9am on Saturday and finishing justafter<br />

6pm.<br />

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Mini SticksGirls<br />

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McCartney.Coach: JanelleMcKellow.<br />

Rangiora Rockstars ­MVP:ZaraCartwright. MIP:<br />

Ruby Tootell. Coach: PiperWilson.<br />

Mini SticksBoys<br />

Rangiora Roadsters ­MVP:JackLee. MIP: Daniel<br />

de Lima.Coach: Luke Waldrin&Theovan Dorp.<br />

Kiwi SticksGirls<br />

Rangiora Rainbows­MVP: Ruby Taylor.MIP:<br />

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Rangiora Rebels ­MVP: Olivia Lander.MIP:<br />

Mikayla Molloy. Coach:Amelia Plimmer.<br />

Rangiora Rockets ­MVP: FeliciteAntoniuk­<br />

Newall.MIP: EmmaSchaffer. Coach: Shontay<br />

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Kiwi Sticks Boys<br />

RangioraRogues­MVP: Joel Pulley. MIP:Jamie<br />

Ryan.Coach: Di Te Awa.<br />

RangioraRams­MVP: Matt Corey. MIP: Michael<br />

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Rangiora Rascals ­MVP: TillyDoddand Emily<br />

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Kwik Sticks11aside Boys<br />

Rangiora Renegades ­MVP:Shaun Cooper (the<br />

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Girls A­MVP:Jessica Cooper.MIP: AmyHarrison<br />

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Boys A­MVP:RhysSeverinsen (the Batchelor<br />

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Women:Rangiora­Hurunui ­MIP:AnnaPonder.<br />

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PROPERTY<br />

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CLASSIFIEDS<br />

The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>September</strong> <strong>12</strong>, <strong>2019</strong><br />

Public Notices<br />

45<br />

CAFÉ AND SOCIAL ENTERPRISE<br />

POSITION<br />

Kaiapoi’s Rivertown Community Café and<br />

Rivertown OPtions shop is looking for amanager<br />

The successfulperson willbeable to:<br />

•Work 30 hours/week (flexible)<br />

•Beverycommunity minded<br />

•Embrace the Christianvalues of theP2P<br />

Trust and Cafe<br />

•Maintaingreat relationships with suppliers<br />

•Lead ateam of dynamic staff<br />

•Lead by experienceinall aspects of human<br />

resources<br />

•Lead by experienceinbusiness<br />

management<br />

•Have acurrent drivers licence<br />

Ifthis position interests youplease email:<br />

manager@p2pkaiapoi.org.nz foryour<br />

2204100-U applicationform.<br />

Pets<br />

DOGGY DAY CARE<br />

$15 per day<br />

Special conditions apply<br />

Snuggle Inn Boarding Kennels<br />

459 Fernside Road, Ph 03 313 1774<br />

BICHON HOMESTAY<br />

for smaller dogs. We look<br />

after your dog in our home.<br />

"No kennels". Phone today<br />

03 314 6110.<br />

Musical Instruments<br />

GUITAR and Ukulele<br />

tuition, Rangiora based,<br />

experienced tuition in folk,<br />

blues, rock, instrument<br />

setup and basic repairs. —<br />

Ph. Tim 027­489­5957.<br />

TOOLS, garden, garage,<br />

saw benches, lathes. Cash<br />

buyer. Phone 03 355 2045.<br />

DOWNSIZING?<br />

sale? Cash for estate china.<br />

Please telephone 313 1878<br />

or 027 350 3963<br />

CASH PAID for all types<br />

of scrap, farm machinery,<br />

old vehicles etc. Phone<br />

Wayne 027 749 9736, 03<br />

323 6610, Licenced Dealer.<br />

SERVICE MANAGER<br />

Connect Hurunui Inc. is anot-for-profit charity providing<br />

community support via their Community Connectors,<br />

Learning Exchange and TimeBank programmes to the<br />

communities of the Hurunui district. We are looking to<br />

appoint afully competent Service Manager to provide full<br />

financial and operational management of our service. This<br />

is anew paid role and it requires the followingexpertise:<br />

•20hours per week, building to 25 hours per<br />

week from July 2020<br />

•Staff management (seven part-time contractors<br />

on team)<br />

•Financial management (formal accountancy<br />

skills preferred)<br />

•New business development<br />

•Experience with not-for-profitorganisations<br />

•Experience with the social services and<br />

community development sector<br />

•Highly motivated and able to work autonomously<br />

•Reports to Chair of the Governance Team<br />

Applications close 5pm Friday 20 <strong>September</strong><br />

Formore information please contact:<br />

Nicki Carter<br />

CHI Establishment Manager<br />

manager.connecthurunui@gmail.com<br />

2200793<br />

Wanted To Buy<br />

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City/Rural members of all ages (seniors<br />

welcome!)<br />

Call 0800 315 311<br />

to seewho is waiting to meet you!<br />

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Old wooden wool press<br />

wanted, any condition.<br />

Ph 027 297 7563.<br />

To Let<br />

AMBERLEY townhouse<br />

Garage<br />

for rent. Close to shops and<br />

Medical Centre. Sunny all<br />

day, 2 bedroom. Internal<br />

access double garage. As<br />

this is a standalone with<br />

four other units, best suited<br />

to someone semi­retired.<br />

No animals or smoking. Ph<br />

027 957 8030.<br />

2202068<br />

CAR GROOMER<br />

YARD HAND<br />

Full time position<br />

Required for busy<br />

dealership. Must be<br />

reliable, hard working<br />

and conscientious.<br />

Afull clean drivers<br />

licence and agood sport<br />

mentality is essential.<br />

To apply send your CV to<br />

craig@stadiumcars.co.nz<br />

609 Lineside Rd, Rangiora<br />

Farm Vacancies<br />

COWMAN/Handyman/<br />

Gardener. We require<br />

someone who is handy &<br />

interested in casual farm<br />

work, lawns, painting and<br />

general maintenance. We<br />

are on a coastal farm in<br />

Amberley. Good 4 bedroom<br />

house available.<br />

Would suit a semi­retired<br />

couple/person. Please contact<br />

Stu &Jan Moir 03 314<br />

9665.<br />

Garage Sales<br />

RANGIORA 14 Martyn<br />

Street, Saturday 14th <strong>September</strong>,<br />

8.30am, household<br />

goods, old tools, Howard<br />

Rotary hoe.<br />

Gardening<br />

POLYTUNNEL portable<br />

18x5m will sell shorter<br />

length of 14m or 10m. For<br />

details ph 021 062 3835.<br />

GARDEN hedges cut to<br />

perfection. Tree & arbor<br />

work. Also spraying. Free<br />

quotes. Ph 03 3<strong>12</strong> 0668 or<br />

021 111 4322.<br />

TIDY TREES and gardens.<br />

All tree pruning,<br />

felling, hedge trimming and<br />

general gardening. Telephone<br />

Daniel 027 373 7001<br />

tidytreesandgarden@gmail.com.<br />

LAWNMOWING,<br />

gardening, hedge trimming,<br />

section tidies, green waste<br />

removal. Call or text<br />

Megan 021 337 489. Pensioner<br />

quotes available.<br />

FRUIT TREE<br />

PRUNING<br />

Ph Michael<br />

022 321 2468<br />

or 03 313 2468<br />

For Sale<br />

TRACTOR BLADE, rear<br />

mountable, very good condition,<br />

$750. Phone 021<br />

<strong>12</strong>9 4305.<br />

HONEY 4kg bucket<br />

cooking honey, $30 special.<br />

Available at Gracebrook,<br />

Amberley. Telephone 03<br />

314 7076.<br />

RECYCLED Designer<br />

Clothes Evening. Rangiora<br />

Baptist Church, 111 East<br />

Belt, Rangiora, Friday 20th<br />

<strong>September</strong>, 6pm ­ 9pm.<br />

Prices from $5, cash only.<br />

Cars Wanted<br />

1913651<br />

CASH 4CARS<br />

and 4WD'S<br />

Phone<br />

Automotive<br />

Parts<br />

03 313 7216<br />

CASH / CASH for any<br />

unwanted vehicles. Ph 03<br />

347 9354 or 027 476 2404.<br />

Public Notices<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>Poultry&<br />

Pigeon Club Incorporated<br />

AGM<br />

Monday 16 th <strong>September</strong><br />

Secretary’s office,<br />

<strong>North</strong>ernA&PGrounds<br />

Ashley Street, Rangiora<br />

8pm<br />

All welcome<br />

2204460<br />

PRIVATE PLAN CHANGE 3–MORFORD ESTATE<br />

RESOURCE MANAGEMENT ACT 1991<br />

Aprivate plan change request has been accepted to rezone approximately <strong>12</strong>.97 ha of Rural zoned land at 88<br />

Argelins Road to Residential 1H and extend the Hanmer Springs Settlement boundary in the Hurunui District Plan,<br />

to include the site.<br />

The plan change request includes:<br />

THE ROTARY<br />

BOOK FAIR<br />

FRIDAY 4TH &<br />

SATURDAY 5TH<br />

OCTOBER <strong>2019</strong><br />

IF YOU HAVE BOOKS<br />

ETC TO DONATE WE CAN<br />

COLLECT THEM.<br />

PHONE<br />

RANGIORA BOROUGH<br />

SCHOOL HALL<br />

HELP US TO DO THIS AGAIN BY<br />

DONATING BOOKS, MAGAZINES,<br />

DVDS, CDS, PUZZLES, RECORDS.<br />

027 472 4439<br />

DROP BOXES ARE AVAILABLE<br />

AT: CALTEX RANGIORA<br />

RANGIORA NEW WORLD.<br />

Rangiora Charitable Trust<br />

• Up to 90 residential lots comprising of mostly 500 m 2 average lot sizes, with average 1000 m 2 lot sizes<br />

along the western boundary of the site.<br />

• Apreschool for up to 100 children.<br />

• Aretirement village with up to 8townhouses, 22 villas, 20serviced apartments and 20 care beds.<br />

• An open space area in the fault avoidance zone.<br />

An Outline Development Plan (extract shown below) will guide future development.<br />

Kaiapoi Christadelphians<br />

“The Key ofKnowledge ..“(Luke 11:52)<br />

THEREISNO<br />

SUPERNATURAL DEVIL<br />

What does the Bible teach about the devil, and<br />

how we can find joy in this world knowing that<br />

God triumphs over evil?<br />

All welcome to hear this talk on amisunderstood<br />

teaching.<br />

DVD presentation -Sunday 15th <strong>September</strong>,7.00pm<br />

Kaiapoi Community Centre,<br />

24 Sewell Street<br />

Forinformation ph. 03 352 5453<br />

www.bibletruthandprophecy.org<br />

Budgeting Services <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Inc.<br />

Notice of AGM <strong>2019</strong><br />

Tuesday 24th <strong>September</strong> at 7pm<br />

War Memorial Hall<br />

1Albert Street, Rangiora<br />

Please RSVP for catering purposes<br />

03 313 3505<br />

servicemanager@bsnc.org.nz<br />

2197306<br />

The proposed plan change documents including the full application and submission form are available at hurunui.<br />

govt.nz/report/consultations, the Hanmer Springs Community Library &Service Centre and the Council office in<br />

Amberley.<br />

Anyone is welcome to make asubmission on the proposal and submissions can be made by:<br />

• Submitting on the Hurunui District Plan ePlan –dp.hurunui.govt.nz/eplan/#<br />

• Submitting using the online form at hurunui.govt.nz/report/consultations<br />

• Emailing submission forms to submissions@hurunui.govt.nz<br />

• Posting submission forms to Hurunui District Council, PO Box 13, Amberley 7441<br />

Submissions close 5pm Monday 14th October <strong>2019</strong>.<br />

After the submissions closing date, all submissions will be summarised. ASummary of Submissions will then be<br />

published and afurther submission process will then take place which allows submitters to support or oppose<br />

submissions made by other parties. All submissions and further submissions will be considered and ahearing will<br />

be held for anyone wishing to speak in support of their submission. The Hearings Panel will give adecision on the<br />

proposal and any submitter has aright to appeal the decision tothe Environment Court.<br />

For further information, contact Kelsey Ashworth on 03 314 0048 or kelsey.ashworth@hurunui.govt.nz<br />

2203756


CLASSIFIEDS, TRUSTED TRADES &PROFESSIONAL SERVICES<br />

46 The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>September</strong> <strong>12</strong>, <strong>2019</strong><br />

2164822<br />

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR ONE COMMUNITY TRUSTEE<br />

FOR THE KATE VALLEY LANDFILL COMMUNITY TRUST<br />

The Kate Valley Landfill Community Trust is seeking nominations for one community<br />

trusteefrom the Waipara Community Area.<br />

The principal task of this charitable Trust is to distribute funds provided byTranswaste<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong>for purposesthat are beneficial to people whoseprincipal place of residence<br />

is within the contributing area to the Waipara School (the Community Area). This<br />

includes funding community activities or facilities in any location that are capable of<br />

conferring such benefit.<br />

In the event of more than one nomination being received, apublic meeting will be held<br />

in the Waipara Memorial Hall on Monday, 18 November <strong>2019</strong>. Voting willbeopen from<br />

6:30pm-7:30pm. Avote will take place to elect one trustee who will be appointed for<br />

aterm ofthree years. It will be arequirement of those wishing to vote to be present on<br />

the night of this election meeting and to sign aregisterstating their nameand address in<br />

order that eligibility to vote can be assessed.Noproxy/absentee votes will be accepted.<br />

The KateValleyLandfill CommunityTrust is made up of three Communitytrustees,one<br />

Amberley trustee and two Settlor’s trustees.<br />

Who Can Be Nominated?<br />

Any personover the age of 18 whose principalplace of residenceiswithin the Waipara<br />

Community Area identified on the plan in the Trust Deed.<br />

Who Can MakeaNomination?<br />

Any person over the age of 18 whoprincipalplace of residence is within the Community<br />

Area and whose name and address appears on the applicable current electoral roll.<br />

How Can aNominationBeMade?<br />

Writtennotice in the formof aletter of nomination is required. This must:<br />

•Contain the full nameand residential address of the personmakingthe nomination,<br />

and that person’s dateofbirth and signature.<br />

•Contain asigned statement of willingness to serve as atrustee from the person<br />

nominated, together with his/her fullname, dateofbirth and residentialaddress.<br />

•Be complete in all respects and be receivedby The Secretary,Kate Valley Landfill<br />

CommunityTrust, POBox 96, Amberley 7441 on or before the closingdate of<br />

Friday, 25October <strong>2019</strong>.<br />

More Information<br />

Enquiries can be directed to SecretaryKVLCT@gmail.com<br />

Official complaints must be madetothe Secretarynolaterthan 5days after the election<br />

resultsannounced.<br />

Acopy of the Kate Valley Landfill CommunityTrust Deed can be requested by phoning<br />

0800 TRANSWASTE(872 679).<br />

2198184<br />

AmberleyLions would like to thank<br />

the following fortheir support in<br />

ourrecent Rock nWheelsmeet:<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong><strong>News</strong><br />

Arthur BurkeLtd<br />

AmberleyFruit &Veg<br />

CompassFM<br />

Railway Hotel Pool team<br />

Repco<br />

KevinDouglas<br />

and everyone whohelped<br />

contributetoaverysuccessful day.<br />

Builder<br />

Recovering the Past<br />

Discovering the Future<br />

Give Malcolm acall, you’ll be glad<br />

you did<br />

Ph. 021 809 108<br />

or 03 3<strong>12</strong> 8880 (AH)<br />

Specialists in<br />

Earthquake<br />

damage assessing<br />

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Residential<br />

Construction<br />

Taking the stress out of any project<br />

We’re locals providing atrusted,<br />

quality service to <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

2204275-<strong>12</strong>/9-b<br />

2070788<br />

Public Notices<br />

Trade&Services<br />

ABEL &Prestige Chimney<br />

Cleaning. Nth Cant owned<br />

& operated. Covering all<br />

areas from Waimak to Hanmer.<br />

Professional, guaranteed,<br />

service. Firebox<br />

repairs, carry most parts. Ph<br />

0800 661 244.<br />

AFFORDABLE concrete<br />

cutting with quality and<br />

removal work. Free quotes.<br />

No job too small. Ph 027<br />

442 2219, Fax 03 359 6052<br />

or A/H 03 359 4605.<br />

BRIAN’S Tree Services.<br />

Tree felling, topping,<br />

shaping, firewood cut, rubbish<br />

removed, stump grinding,<br />

branch chipping.<br />

Affordable rates. Phone 03<br />

327 5505 or 021 <strong>12</strong>4 4894.<br />

BRICK &Blocklayer. All<br />

types of work undertaken.<br />

New, EQC, repairs, LBP.<br />

Phone Hamish 313 5678 or<br />

027 238 6003.<br />

Automotive &Recovery<br />

• WOF Cars &Trailers<br />

• Vehicle Servicing &<br />

Repairs<br />

• Tyres &Punctures<br />

• Jump Starts<br />

• Towing &Salvage<br />

• Courtesy Car Available<br />

Ph Aaron Rowlands<br />

0272 588 366<br />

13 Stone Eyre Place,<br />

Swannanoa<br />

Eftpos available Mon –Fri 8am –5pm, Sat 9am –1pm<br />

Butchery<br />

Oxford Butchery<br />

Shane and Leanne Frahm<br />

We cankill &processyourstock<br />

Four Generations of Frahms<br />

since 1957<br />

Ph 3<strong>12</strong> 4205<br />

Oxford<br />

1680439<br />

Number one<br />

old-fashioned bacon<br />

&ham curing.<br />

A/H 3<strong>12</strong> 4709<br />

RotaryClub of Rangiora<br />

Charitable Trust<br />

ALEXMURRAY<br />

EDUCATION AWARD <strong>2019</strong><br />

The Rotary Club ofRangiora awards agrant each<br />

year inmemory of aformer member, Alex Murray,<br />

to assist ayoung person about to leave school to<br />

undertake further training at an education centre,<br />

polytechnic or university.<br />

The grant, to avalue of$5000, will be awarded to a<br />

youngpersonlivingineithertheWaimakaririorHurunui<br />

Districts. Thegrant is to assistwithcourse costs and/<br />

or study materials (excluding accommodation costs)<br />

over the first two years oftertiary study. Uptohalf of<br />

the grant wouldbeavailablefor the first year of study.<br />

We are calling for applications for this grant for study<br />

to be commencedin2020.<br />

The application form may be obtained by emailing<br />

ayers.david@xtra.co.nz.<br />

Applications will close on Thursday 3 rd October<br />

<strong>2019</strong>.<br />

CARPENTER / Painter<br />

specialising in alterations &<br />

renovations, repairs &<br />

maintenance, 35 plus years,<br />

experienced licenced<br />

builder. Telephone Trevor<br />

313 5013 or 027 431 1864.<br />

DRESSMAKING Bev’s<br />

Sew Good Services, still<br />

open for all your alterations,<br />

repairs, dressmaking,<br />

curtains. Phone<br />

327 5535. (Formerly from<br />

Tamara’s).<br />

CHIMNEY<br />

Time to service your fire.<br />

Accumulation of soot seriously<br />

affects performance.<br />

Latest rotary brush technology.<br />

Free moisture check<br />

on wood. Safety inspection.<br />

All work insured &<br />

guranteed. From $70 single<br />

story. 0800SWEEPME or<br />

021 0277 1927.<br />

SHEEP SHEARING<br />

mobile. Fast, friendly, professional<br />

service. 25 years<br />

exp. Shearing, drenching,<br />

hoof trimming etc. Call<br />

Shaun 021 204 <strong>12</strong>74.<br />

PAINTER & Decorator.<br />

25 + years experience.<br />

Interior /exterior, roofs &<br />

waterblasting. For a free<br />

quote. Please ph Steve 03<br />

314 4045 or 027 477 1930.<br />

POWER TOOLS repairs,<br />

parts &sales for over 30<br />

years. All main brands serviced.<br />

Grossman Trade<br />

Tools, 31A Watts Road,<br />

Christchurch. Ph 389 9230.<br />

Poultry<br />

BANTAMS rare breed silver<br />

Sebright, breeding trio<br />

$100. Ph 021 062 3835.<br />

Trade &Services<br />

2201818<br />

SHEARER Mobile sheep<br />

shearer available for lifestyle<br />

blocks. Over 30 years<br />

experience. Phone Stuart<br />

027 315 6916.<br />

ROOFER. All roof repairs,<br />

roof painting, waterblasting,<br />

moss treatment,<br />

repointing, gutter cleans &<br />

snow straps. And more.<br />

Free quotes. Ph Nathan<br />

0275 166 609.<br />

LAWNMOWING Phone<br />

SWEEPS!<br />

Stu 027 315 6916.<br />

PLASTIC WELDING<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> specialist.<br />

All plastic &fibreglass<br />

repairs. Telephone James<br />

021 180 5103.<br />

BUILDER / Joiner,<br />

licensed. Available for all<br />

your repairs, maintenance<br />

& additions. For a free<br />

quote. Please phone Keith<br />

021 <strong>12</strong>7 7202.<br />

AFFORDABLE house<br />

painting, exterior /interior.<br />

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027 444 8577.<br />

YOU<br />

COULD<br />

BE<br />

HERE<br />

Advertise<br />

your business<br />

in our Trades<br />

and Services<br />

Phone<br />

Amanda Keys<br />

on<br />

03 313 2840<br />

METAL WORX. Flashing,<br />

Sheetmetal Fabrication,<br />

Wrought Iron,<br />

Welding, Custom Trailers,<br />

General Metalwork. No job<br />

too big or too small. Ph 021<br />

265 5428 or 03 314 6908.<br />

Find us on facebook/<br />

Glenmark Metal Worx.<br />

glenmarkmetalworx.ltd@gmail.com.<br />

NORTH CANTERBURY<br />

Tree Care. Qualified<br />

Arborist specialising in big<br />

trees in small places, long<br />

term tree plans, Riparian &<br />

shelter planting, land clearing,<br />

stump grinding, branch<br />

chipping, fully insured, free<br />

quotes. Ph 0800 873 336.<br />

PAINTER & Decorator.<br />

Semi retired painter. Small<br />

jobs. Ph Peter 03 3<strong>12</strong> 7945<br />

or 027 693 8360.<br />

PROPERTY maintenance,<br />

lawns, hedges, chainsaw<br />

work, pruning, painting &<br />

minor home alterations.<br />

Town &Country. Ph Mike<br />

03 313 0261.<br />

RANGIORA Rubbish<br />

Removal and RRR skips.<br />

Wheelie bins any frequency<br />

and skips from 1.5 cube to<br />

9cube. Skips and wheelie<br />

bins for any use, rubbish,<br />

greenwaste, building sites<br />

or just cleanups. Give us a<br />

phone call 313 6957 or for<br />

skips 021 313 255.<br />

SCREEN PRINTING.<br />

For all your printing<br />

requirements. T­shirts,<br />

Hoodies, Hi­Vis vests and<br />

polos, Overalls, Caps etc.<br />

Please phone Heather 03<br />

313 0261 or email<br />

heather.norstar@gmail.com.<br />

SHEARER. Hap’s Farm &<br />

Lifestyle Services. Shearing,<br />

crutching, drenching,<br />

tailing, feet trimming &<br />

health check. Trailer, generator<br />

&mobile handpiece<br />

available. Experienced,<br />

reliable and honest. Ph 03<br />

3<strong>12</strong> <strong>12</strong>14 or 021 267 4025.<br />

SHOE REPAIRS, key cutting,<br />

engraving, giftware.<br />

10 years experience.<br />

BESK, 683 Main <strong>North</strong><br />

Road, Belfast. Telephone<br />

027 311 3423.<br />

VALUATION ­<br />

Specialising in <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>.<br />

Contact Geoff at<br />

Maxwell Valuation. Phone<br />

03 310 8541 or email<br />

geoff@maxval.co.nz.<br />

Builder<br />

LOCAL<br />

BUILDERS<br />

Ring Mark<br />

027 229 7310<br />

for afree quote<br />

www.longsilver<br />

construction.com<br />

•Licensed Building<br />

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•Registered<br />

Master<br />

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<strong>12</strong>33373<br />

Trade &Services<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Based<br />

All your Brickwork/ k/Blockwork Needs<br />

• New Build • Alterations • EQC Repairs<br />

• Garden Walls • Pillars • Letter Boxes<br />

• Paving • LBP Registered • Free Quotes<br />

Call Peter 027 306 16<strong>12</strong><br />

labrickworkltd7@gmail.com 2193867<br />

PAINTERS<br />

Reg Tradesman<br />

Interior,exterior.<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Painters<br />

specialising in decorating for<br />

over 65 at adiscount rate.<br />

Free quotes.<br />

Covering Nth Canty,Oxford,<br />

Kaiapoi, Rangiora, Amberley.<br />

Robin Driver 03 327 7899<br />

or 027 432 3520 1859949<br />

LANDSCAPES<br />

Paving<br />

Patio &Pathways<br />

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Free Quotes<br />

–Competitive Pricing<br />

Blair Gibson<br />

027 699 5815 03 313 7933<br />

Roof Painting<br />

Moss Spraying<br />

Ph Peter<br />

313 0022<br />

allroofs.co.nz<br />

2202007<br />

Pride &Quality Painting<br />

&Decorating Services<br />

20 yrs exp, fast and friendly<br />

service. For all your painting<br />

needs, phone: Martin 310<br />

6187 or 021 <strong>12</strong>8 9867<br />

Builder<br />

Cleaning<br />

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shelters, runs.<br />

30+ years contract fencing.<br />

Steve is available to help with<br />

your design &planning.<br />

Ph office033<strong>12</strong> 4747<br />

2091848<br />

SEPTIC TANK<br />

CLEANING<br />

Bill’s Liquid<br />

Waste<br />

Under New Management<br />

You dump it...<br />

Blair pumps it...<br />

Blair Tavendale<br />

Ph 03 314 9371<br />

0275 379-694<br />

Contact: Martin or Leah<br />

PH 021 0221 1790<br />

2152265<br />

Delta Electrical<br />

Working and Living in<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

Commercial |Residential<br />

Alarms |Home Theatre<br />

General Maintenance<br />

Ph 03 322 9931<br />

deltaelectricalnz@gmail.com<br />

2203241<br />

Lilybrook Decorators<br />

Paint &Wallpapering<br />

Free Quotes.<br />

Ph Gordon 313 3309<br />

or 027 430 2938<br />

2172996<br />

2202488


TRUSTED TRADES &PROFESSIONAL SERVICES<br />

The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>September</strong> <strong>12</strong>, <strong>2019</strong><br />

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DENTURE CLINIC<br />

RANGIORA<br />

DENTURE CLINIC<br />

Garry WMechen<br />

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Phone (03) 313-9192<br />

Computer Repairs<br />

CompuCare<br />

Bruce Evans<br />

131 OhokaRoad<br />

Kaiapoi<br />

p. 03 3273111<br />

m. 02<strong>12</strong>93 6331<br />

COMPUTER<br />

REPAIRS<br />

Repairs &Upgrades<br />

Virus &Malware Removal<br />

Checkup to IncreaseSpeed<br />

Home&Business Onsite Visits<br />

Prompt Professional Service<br />

“If it’sbroke, let’s fixit”<br />

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Concrete<br />

ALL CONCRETE AND CONSTRUCTION WORK<br />

•Driveways, patios &paths •Bridges and Culverts<br />

•Retaining walls &landscaping<br />

•Silage pits, effluent ponds •Swimming pools &ponds<br />

•Excavation and cartage<br />

Daryl Power 027 230 9401<br />

email concretepower@scorch.co.nz<br />

2047298<br />

Curtains<br />

SERVICING NORTH CANTERBURY<br />

• All window treatments<br />

• Agents for Ikon appliances<br />

• Free measure &quote<br />

•Ziptrak ® outdoor blind<br />

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P: 03 319 6769 or 027 777 5430<br />

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Electrician<br />

Carpet Binding<br />

CARPET<br />

BINDING<br />

Carpet<br />

squares &<br />

rugs at<br />

factoryprices<br />

Drainlayer<br />

♦ New Residential Drains, Commercial &Alterations<br />

♦ Supply and Install of Septic Tanks &Effluent Systems<br />

♦ Stormwater Retention Ponds &Tanks<br />

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FREE<br />

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Jesse McAnulty 027 259 8560<br />

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Fencing<br />

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Fitness<br />

Allan Pethig<br />

For all your electrical needs. Residential &Commercial<br />

Phone 03 313 7144<br />

027 432 1534<br />

Fax 03 313 2144<br />

rgrantelectrical@gmail.com<br />

PO Box 69, Rangiora<br />

CASSWOOD<br />

2105472<br />

RUGS<br />

30 William Coup<br />

Road<br />

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Ph 03 327 6936<br />

HIGH COUNTRY FENCING<br />

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Heating<br />

Lawn Maintenance<br />

Plumbing<br />

Plumbing and Gas<br />

IT’S SCARIFYING SEASON!<br />

Scaffolding<br />

•Edge protection<br />

•Working platform<br />

Phone<br />

0274 366 901<br />

Plans for pricing<br />

jas.rangiorascaffolding@xtra.co.nz<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> wide<br />

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Septic Waste<br />

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Machinery•All non Ferrous<br />

Tyres<br />

mowrite.co.nz<br />

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METALS LTD<br />

Ph (03)338 7000<br />

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Best Brands -Best Prices<br />

5Star Service<br />

346a Flaxton Road<br />

03 310 6666<br />

0800 226 324 for 24/7 Service<br />

LAWN SCIENCE<br />

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Our tailored lawn science programs will<br />

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"WE MOW+MUCH MORE!"<br />

YOU<br />

COULD<br />

BE<br />

HERE<br />

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your business<br />

in our Trades<br />

and Services<br />

Phone<br />

Amanda Keys<br />

on<br />

03 313 2840<br />

For all<br />

general<br />

aspects of<br />

plumbing<br />

Discounts for over<br />

65years old<br />

Fast friendly service<br />

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A/H 03 310 2137<br />

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EMAIL:<br />

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Water Blasting<br />

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<br />

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● Domestic maintenance<br />

● Gas fitting –servicing, new,<br />

renovations<br />

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● Kitchen /Bathroom renovations<br />

● Backflow testing and installs<br />

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8am-5pmWeekdays<br />

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Ph (03) 3796159 info@windowmarket.co.nz<br />

Fax(03) 962 10<strong>12</strong> www.windowmarket.co.nz<br />

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FOR MAYOR<br />

We need an enthusiastic leader who knows our district. I’m committed to<br />

Waimakariri and have 15 years of Council experience. Ipossess an indepth<br />

understanding of current issues, along with strong Council working<br />

relationships which ensures asmooth transition to anew mayor.<br />

Waimakariri’s population could reach<br />

75,000 within 10 years. An estimated<br />

25 percent population increase<br />

requires experienced leadership.<br />

We must plan for growth, hold costs<br />

and minimise rate rises.<br />

In addition to my Council role, Ienjoy working with communities including<br />

Rangiora Promotions, patron <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Musical Society, Chair<br />

Friends of Rangiora Town Hall and Chair Kaiapoi Art Expo.<br />

Iwant to create closer connections between community and Council,<br />

and if elected mayor, I’ll hold regular drop-in sessions for residents<br />

to share their views.<br />

My experience, energy, approachable nature and<br />

commitment to community organisations, combined<br />

with long-term Council experience, makes me<br />

“the best choice for mayor”.<br />

Authorised by: Dan Gordon, 578 Carrs Road, Loburn<br />

03 3103156 / 021906 437 dan@dangordon.co.nz DanGordon.co.nz


Out and about in Waimakariri<br />

Laying awreath onAnzac Day with fellow<br />

councillors in Kaiapoi.<br />

Tackling Waimakariri’s traffic congestion.<br />

Supporting the campaign for after-hours<br />

healthcare services.<br />

I’m proud ofworking with the community torestore the West Eyreton<br />

War Memorial Arch.<br />

At Oxford Art Gallery with co-founder Brent Firkin.<br />

Responsive to residents’ concerns.<br />

Authorised by: Dan Gordon, 578 Carrs Road, Loburn<br />

Opening the new Rangiora Eye Care Building.<br />

At the opening the Kaiapoi Art Expo as chair<br />

of the event.<br />

03 3103156 / 021906 437 dan@dangordon.co.nz DanGordon.co.nz


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