North Canterbury News: September 12, 2019

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Bypassed:

‘There’snot enough traffic to justify it’

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

PHOTO: ROBYN BRISTOW

By RACHEL MACDONALD

Four consultations haveyet to

yieldasingle safety improvement

outsideWoodend School,a

public meeting heard last week.

Frustratedresidents packed

the WoodendRugby Clubrooms

to air theirgrievances around

inactionover State Highway1.

Woodend, Pegasus and

Waikuku residents discussed the

lack of movement around longtalked­about

safetymeasures for

SH1 through Woodend.

‘‘There were 17,399 vehicles a

day going pastthe school in 2018,

manyofwhich were heavy

vehicles,’’ saidShonaPowell,

chairwoman of the Woodend

Community Board and amember

of the Woodend Pegasus SH1

Corridor sub­committee.

‘‘We’ve now had four

consultationsand not seen a

single safetyimprovement. This

is taking far too long.When will

the New Zealand Transport

Agency actually be makingsome

decisions?’’

The meeting was calledby

Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey,

whoinvited the agencytoattend.

It sentits South Island director

of regional relationships, Jim

Harland.

Residents were vocal and

passionateinairingtheir

frustrations.

Thefourth public consultation

in the last four years had closed

only last Friday.

However,nothing has yet been

implementedtomake the

highway saferfor residents,

especially for children trying to

cross outsideWoodendSchool,

Themain discussionpoint of

the nightwas the long­hoped­for

Woodend Bypass, for which land

has already been designatedand

consents secured. However,Mr

Harland made it clear that anew

road was not on the cardsany

time in the nearfuture.

‘‘The Woodend Bypassdoesn’t

profile highly enoughfor

funding. There’s not enough

traffic to justify it; only athirdof

the vehicles currentlypassing

through Woodend would use it,’’

he said.

‘‘There arequite afew

communities around the country

where state highways go through

small towns and funding —of

which we don’thaveenough—

has to go to them too. However,

we agree, we need to do

somethinginthe interim.’’

Those new measures,

described by one attendee as a

‘‘patch­up’’, include lowering

speed limits between Waikuku

and Lineside Rd by Christmas,

and possiblelonger­term plans to

widenthe shoulders of the road

and install median barriersto

avoidhead­oncrashes.

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Shake-up defined mayoralty

By DAVID HILL

David Ayershad no idea,when

he first considered standing

for the Waimakariri

mayoralty, that earthquake

recoverywouldcometodefine

his time in the job.

Whenthe first quake struck

on September4,2010,Mr

Ayers wasacouncillor and

mayoral candidate.

Nextmonth he willretire

after nineyears as mayor and

acouncil careerthat dates

backto1983.

‘‘I could neverhave foreseen

whenIput in my nomination

thatearthquakerecovery

would define my mayoralty

overnine years.’’

He saysearthquake

recovery, town centrerevival

and regeneration have

dominated thecouncil’swork.

‘‘The red­zoning of

significantareasinKaiapoi,

Pines Beach,Kairaki and

Christchurch causedalot

building to be done in our

district and we were in a

position,like Selwyn, of

having landalready

consented.’’

Followingthe earthquakes

and red­zoning,the

Waimakariridistrict

experienced 10 years of

growth in three years.

‘‘Weare accustomedto

growth and it has continuedat

ahigherlevelthan prequake.’’

While newsubdivisionsin

Kaiapoi, Silverstream,

SovereignPalmsand Beach

Grove replacedred zone

housinginthe town,

significantgrowth areas have

beendeveloped in Rangiora,

Pegasusand Mandeville,

while newsections are being

created in Woodend.

Highway concerns aired

From Page 2

Other ideas raised included

clearer signage, traffic

lights, roundabouts, speed

cameras, pedestrian

refuges, and an underpass

outside the school.

As one farmer said, if he

can get his cattle under the

road for $60,000 and the cost

of abit of pipe from Hynds,

why can’t NZTA do the same

RE-ELECT

SARAH

LEWIS

Most of thedistrict has

experienced at least some

levelofgrowth, thanks in part

to residentsmoving outfrom

Christchurch, Mr Ayerssays.

As well as the earthquakes

andred zoning,the

earthquake­prone buildings

legislation had amajor impact

in redeveloping the Kaiapoi,

Rangioraand Oxfordtown

centres.

‘‘From acouncil

perspective, theearthquakes

andthe earthquake­prone

buildingassessments

necessitated the rebuilding of

Kaiapoi in particular,aswell

as HighStreet in Rangiora.’’

TheRuataniwha Kaiapoi

Civic Centreand theRangiora

andOxford town halls were

major projects.

Several heritage and

commercial buildingswere

lost,had to be rebuilt or

significantlyaltered,

includingthe oldestpartof

Blackwells,the former post

office andformer Rialto

Theatre in Kaiapoi, Rangiora

Farmers,the former Rangiora

convent buildingand the

former court house.

Thecouncilsupported

businesses withcontainer

shopsonthe council lawn and

on HighStreet, as wellasa

coupleoftemporary shopsin

Kaiapoi.

Therewas also ‘‘a huge

social recoveryeffort’’in

Kaiapoi, backedbyvoluntary

groupsand churches,Mr

Ayerssays.‘‘The earthquake

recovery hub in Darnley

Square (Kaiapoi) was

importantasitgave peoplea

placetogotoget information.

‘‘Thecommunity worked

very hardtokeep community

groupsgoing and getting

schools up and runningagain,

for his children?

At the end of the night, the

community was no closer to

getting any answers,

although assurances were

given that funding for some

interventions should be

close.

‘‘We would like to be able

to paint apicture of the

medium to long­term

outlook by the end of the

year,’’ Mr Harland said.

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and sportsclubsoperating.’’

The earthquakesalso ledto

the formation of theYou Me

We Us Kaiapoi Project, which

has created several new

events, includingaSpring

Festival, the KaiapoiRiver

Carnival and theAmazing

Race. It revived the Kane

Shieldswimming competition

and hastaken over the

runningofWaitangi Day

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commemorations.

The council’s recovery

efforts received national

recognition,including several

awards.

Mr Ayers says thewater

issues, including nitrates and

urbanstormwater, theDistrict

Plan andplanningfor climate

change loom as themajor

issues for the district’s next

mayor.

Surprise mayoral function

KaikouraMayor Winston

Gray said he was hoping to

retire quietly.

However, someone had

differentideas, with a

surprise farewell function

held in Kaikoura on

Saturday evening for Mr

Gray,who is steppingdown

next monthafter nine years.

Around 70 people

attended, includingHurunui

Mayor Winton Dalley and

Waimakariri Mayor David

Ayers, who are alsoretiring

after three mayoral terms.

Christchurch Deputy

Mayor Andrew Turner also

attended.

Mr Gray says his last

councilmeeting is scheduled

for September 25.He

understands it will conclude

withadinner.

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Rangiora teenagerAva Hurst

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The RangioraNew Life

School pupil is comfortable in

the limelight, something she

has grownaccustomed to

becauseofthe countless

medicalprocedures she has

had sincethe car crash.

‘‘Allthe focus has been on

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Ava’smum, Nikki Hurst,

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‘‘It just takes certain people

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By ROBYN BRISTOW

Political billboards in the Weka Pass have

been vandalised.The hoardings of two

candidates in the upcominglocal body

elections have bitten the dust on aprivate

property in the pass, between Waikari

and Waipara.

Hurunui district mayoral candidate

MarieBlack’s sign was cut off at ground

level. The frame, owned by the property

owner, is apopular place for people

puttingupsigns in the pass to give

motorists aheads­up aboutevents, or in

this case amayoral candidate.

Bill Dowle, who is standing in the North

Canterbury constituency of Environment

Canterbury, has also fallen victim to the

vandals.

Retiring Hurunui Mayor Winton Dalley

says he is saddened by the vandalism.

‘‘Thisisnot the sort of thing that happens

in the district thatIknow and love.

Some ‘‘random idiot’’ has trespassed on

to private property andvandalised the

signs, Mr Dalley says.

‘‘Entering private property and

destroyinglegitimate election signage is

unacceptable behaviourand not in tune

withour Hurunui cultureofintegrity and

respectfor all.

‘‘I am saddened that we now have

people in our community who think this

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Localsuicide preventioncampaigners

are keen to get the messageout in the

wake of the latest suicidestatistics.

Whilethere are no new statistics

available for North Canterbury, the Chief

Coroner’s report on suicides was

releasedrecently, showing suicides are

continuing to riseacross New Zealand,

with 45 to 54­year­old males one of the

most at­risk groups.

The WaiLife Suicide Prevention

Action Grouplaunched The AEIOU of

Suicide Prevention initiativelast year. It

aims to get people thinking aboutsuicide

risk and equipthem to ask the difficult

questionand provide assistance.

‘‘We’re keen to get that message into

community organisations and sports

clubs,’’ Waimakariri DistrictCouncil safe

community facilitator Nicola Trolove

says.‘‘Webelieve men aged 45 to 54 is an

at­risk age group in our community.’’

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Afundraiser is notonly

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Schoolkids stationery but also

giving thebusinesscommunity

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Theschool has launched the

inaugural Amberley Coupon

Book, andthe response has

been phenomenal, says

principal SimonGreen.

Board of trustees member

Laura Cropper sowed theseed

forthe fundraising initiative

in herdesire to connect the

town with theschool and

promotelocal businesses.

Mr Green said theresult was

thecoupon book and if the

schoolcan sell thenumber it

hashad printed, it will raise

enough to payfor the

beginning­of­the­year

stationery forall studentsin

2020.

Theschool has been

workingtostrengthen its

relationship with Amberley

businesses and organisations.

‘‘We appreciatethe amazing

support theygive us.’’

Mr Green says manyschools

andcommunity groups use

regionalentertainment­type

couponbooks as fundraisers.

Last year, the school was

offered this opportunity,but

when the visiting promoter

pitched theidea to agroup of

seniorstudents,itdid notgo

down well.

Theirfirstcomment was,

‘‘thereare hardly any

Amberley businesses in here ­

ourfamilies wouldn’t really

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

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

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use this because we don’t go

intoChristchurch alot’’.

‘‘The point of difference for

our coupon bookisthat it is

specifictobusinesses in the

Amberley township.

‘‘Organisations were

approached by the Amberley

School FAST(Fundraising

and SocialTeam) to be

included in the book, andit

was puttogether by Laura,

who is agraphicdesigner.

‘‘The finished product is

impressive,’’ he says.

The books cost$20 eachand

containmore than$300 worth

of savings across30Amberley

businesses.

The vouchers last forone

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the school, Arthur Burke, or

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school, is workinghard to find

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Bird is the word: Vote wrybill

Friends of the wrybill, a

critically endangered species

that nests on the Ashley­

Rakahura River, are hoping

localswill unite to haveit

crowned the nation’sBird of the

Year.

The wrybill/ngutuparore, with

its unique beakcurving to the

side,mainlywinters around the

Pukorokoro Miranda Shorebird

Centre, on the Firth of Thames

in Coromandel.

Then it flies south to breed

only on the lower South Island

braided rivers, with the Ashley­

RakahuriRiver being the

northern­most breeding site for

these birds.

With such alimitedrange, it is

hard to get the wider public

aroundthe country awareof, let

alone excited,about this unique

bird.

Staff at the shorebird centre,

along with conservation groups

in the Mackenzie, Ashburton,

Makarora and Waimakariri

districts who each watchover

them for summer or winter,are

striving to get the wrybill

crowned as Forest and Bird’s

Bird of the Yearfor 2019.

Sonny Whitelaw,the manager

of BRaid, an umbrella group

which works to protect, enhance

and restorebraided river

ecosystems, is determinedthat

this unique and somewhat

elusive darlingofCanterbury’s

riverswill be get over the line,

joining past winnersthat

include the kea, bar­tailed

godwitand fairytern.

‘‘The wrybill is only found in

braided rivers in the lower

South Island over summer and

in and aroundthe Coromandel

in winter, so we’re hoping that

all Cantabrians and

Coromandelfolk will join forces

and vote for our unique local

bird,’’ Sonnysays.

To find out more, visit

birdoftheyear.org.nz in October.

Conservation Week feature,

pages 23­26

By RACHEL MACDONALD

The proposed NewWorld

supermarket at the

burgeoning Ravenswood

subdivision has hadits

resource consent approved.

Aspokeswomanfor

Ravenswoodsays it is

anticipated construction

willbegin in thefirstfour

months of nextyear.

The buildingwill

incorporategreen design

measures suchas

recoveringheatfrom the

refrigeration systemsfor

hot water, and rainwater

harvesting. Resilience

factorswill include

provision for on­site

backupgenerators.

Ravenswoodwas rezoned

as part of aplan change

fromruraltoresidential in

2015tosupport growthin

the WaimakaririDistrict.

Overall, the Woodend

areainwhich it is located is

expected to seea20­30

percent increase in

population until 2048.

AccordingtoEnterprise

North Canterbury(ENC),

the population of the

Woodend Pegasusarea has

alreadyclimbed20percent,

and that was just in thefive

years afterthe

earthquakes.

ENC datashowsthis will

continue to grow,especially

as Ravenswood comes

online.

Pegasus, at full capacity,

could house4500to6000

people, depending on

familysizes,and Woodend

is on itsway to apredicted

6900.

So,with another4000or

so residents expected to be

living in Ravenswoodat

completion, that bringsthe

projected population to

between 8740and 10,000 by

2031,accordingtoStatistics

NewZealand, and

potentially to 15,000 by

2043.

Theinitial drivingforce

behindthesenumbers was

theJune 2011red­zoning of

earthquake­damaged land,

whichsaw around 1050

households in Waimakariri

andatleast 5000 in eastern

Christchurch forced to

move.

Such ariseinpopulation

hasalready brought new

businessestothe Woodend

Pegasusarea andhas also

drivengrowth in house

prices,according to

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In the yearimmediately

after theearthquakes,

housesaleshere also shot

up by 44 percent, compared

to a5percent drop across

Canterbury and a9percent

averagerise acrossthe

country as awhole.

That figuregrewto52

percent in 2012,and was

still up 2.3 percentin2014,

whileresidentialsales

figures nationwide

decreasedoverall.

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Around the electorate with

STUART SMITH MP FOR KAIKOURA

Fresh vision for economy

Goals need to be sensible

National launched its discussion

document on the economic sector this

week, and Iurge North Canterbury

business owners to give their views.

It is an important issue because a

strong economy matters and New

Zealand should be booming, yet 63

percent of business leaders think the

Government is managing the economy

poorly.

The document sets out 50

commitments or proposals that

National wants to take to next year’s

election and more than 30 questions on

which we want your feedback.

AGovernment doesn’t drive an

economy; it’s ateam effort by all those

who work hard and invest their time

and money to build opportunities for

themselves and others.

We’re hardworking and innovative,

and it’s discouraging when red tape

holds us back. ANational Government

will repeal 100 regulations in its first

six months in Government and

eliminate two old regulations for every

new one we introduce, so that you can

get on with the job.

Much of North Canterbury relies on

small business to drive its economy, but

it is clear the unnecessary stress of

getting paid on time is abig issue for

these business owners.

That is why National wants to find

ways to ease the stress for small

business owners and ensure healthier

cashflows.

We have announced we will establish

a‘‘Small Business Payments

Guarantee’’ —avoluntary initiative

committing large New Zealand

businesses and not­for­profits to

ensure small businesses are paid on

time and within 30 days.

It is also frustrating to see this

Government slowing us down with its

lack of infrastructure development. We

have already committed to overhauling

the Resource Management Act to make

it more efficient and predictable.

Iamkeen hear your thoughts on how

we can develop athriving economy that

will deliver for our electorate. Have

your say by going to national.org.nz/

economy or get in contact with me at my

Amberley office.

It shouldn’t be asurprise that amayorofa

mostly land and water­based primaryproducing

district and economy would

have viewsonthe fresh­water reforms

discussiondocumentreleased last week.

This document andcontent should be no

surprise on several counts, not least as a

Governmentresponse to the pressure of

public opinion and impatiencewith what,

in their view, is regulatory authorities’lack

of progress to returnwater to aquality

which, in many cases, is unattainable.

Thereisno debate thateveryone wants

the highest qualitywaterinour lakes,

rivers, streamsand aquifers that is

sensibly attainable.Responsestothis

discussiondocument, and the ensuing

debate, needtobearound sensibly

achievingwater quality at levelswhich

simply cannot be set the sameacross every

catchment and water bodyinthe country.

Isay ‘‘sensible’’ because, in Hurunui,we

have at least two examples of water quality

issues unrelated to urban or rural

pollution. High E. coli counts in the

Hurunui River, makingpopular swimming

spotstechnically un­swimmable,are

predominantly caused by avian Ecoli —

birds. The Waipara River has naturally

high phosphate levels coming from

limestone hill­country catchments,

causing perephyton growth.

The Waipara catchment also suffers

huge water loss to its summerflow through

water extraction by willow trees—far

greater lossthan irrigation extraction.

Tough rules andsevere restrictions on

urban or rural activity will not change

those particularwater qualityand flow

issues, but without doubt will add much

cost and lossofproduction for little gain.

Significant effort needs to go in to

understandingand responding to this

document, whichcurrentlyindicates

severerestrictions thatwill be potentially

devastatingtoland­based production, yet

not meet the desired water quality

objectives, and have the potential for

serious unintended consequences.

For example, grand­parenting the high

pollution contribution from both urban

and rural activities will cause inequity and

further divisionwithinour communities.

Cool headsand restraint from unhelpful

vitriolic commentaryare essential if the

environmental results are to be achieved

and our productive sectorand community

wellbeing preserved.

Surviving on the pension is tough

Dear Editor

Are othersuperannuitants

finding it becoming more

difficulttomaintaina

standard of living?

We havetaken some facts

from our bank statements

since late 2010 and find that

the costincreases for our key

needs have considerably

exceeded our income

increases.

Our superannuationhas

increased by 23.6percent

from late 2010 until now.

The Statistics Department

advisethat inflation over the

past 10 years has been

19.51%.

In thistime:

Our WaimakaririDistrict

Council rates have increased

48%;

Our house insurance

premium has increased

by 218%;

Our house contents

premium has increased

52.8%;

Our medical insurance

premium has increased

113%;

Our car insurance has

increased113.1%.

In addition, we all know

that petrol has increased, as

has the cost of electricity. We

very much doubt if

supermarketfood pricinghas

decreased!

Medical items not covered

by our medical insurance

have increased significantly.

Our taxation obligation

then hurts, too.

Little wonder making ends

meetisbecoming an

impossibility for

superannuitants and no

doubt others as well.

The Statistics Department

basket of itemscontributing

to the 19.51% inflation figure

mustvary alot from the basic

household needs of ours!

In our case, we will

probably have to drop our

medicalcover, which is

something we reallydonot

wanttodo.

Are you affected thisway

too?

Yours,

Perc

Rangiora.

LOST AND FOUND

The following property has been

reported to the police as lostin

the NorthCanterbury area

(Rangiora unless stated). Have

you seen it?

Asmallpouch with two pairs of

scissors, abrownleather wallet, a

gold bangle, agold ring with

diamond chips across the top, a

man’s gold wedding ring witha

diamond on top, akey ring with

5­6 keys with ayellow tag and one

green key,arose gold iPhone 7, a

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus in a

black case (Kaiapoi), glasseswith

blue stems in ablack case

(Amberley), diamond earrings

(Hanmer Springs), ablack

Samsung A8 phone in ablack

case (Culverden),agold solitaire

ring/goldbracelet, aSpecsavers

glasses casewith pink­framed

round­lense spectacles (Kaiapoi),

ablack wallet (Hanmer).

The following property is at the

Rangiora Police Station (unless

statedotherwise)looking for a

home:

AHonda car key, Range Rover

and VW remote and four keys,a

black drone (Kaiapoi), aball

necklace, aglass bead cross,

and two dressringsjoined

together.

Illegal structures scrutinised

Illegal structures put up by

whitebaiters to give them greater

access and reach in rivers are

being investigated by

Environment Canterbury.

Concrete plinths, wooden

platforms and apellet jetty are

among the dozens of illegal

structures that have been built in

waterways in North Canterbury.

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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 12:02am 0.6 6:51am 2.2 12:42am 0.6 7:33am 2.2 1:22am 0.6

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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

6:28pm 1.7 12:15pm 0.5 7:10pm 1.7 12:57pm 0.5 7:53pm 1.7 1:40pm 0.5

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BRAND MOWERS &CHAINSAW

8 The North Canterbury News, September 12, 2019

NEWS

Gail thrilled by award

By SHELLEY TOPP

Changing hands ... Malcolm Mead, centre, hands over the reins to Tony Brand and his

family Emma, left, Simon, Kerin, Chloe and Roger the dog.

PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Brand new owners for

long-running business

Aftermore than 30 yearsofholdingthe

Husqvarna dealership forRangiora,

Malcolm Mead is hanginguphis chainsaw.

BrandMowers &Chainsaw tookover the

275 Flaxton Road, Rangiora, site on

Monday, September 2, marking the end of

an era.

Tony and Kerin Brand have purchased

the Husqvarna dealershipinpartnership

with theirson Simon and daughter­in­law

Emma.

It is the second time Malcolm has sold a

business to the Brands, afterhesoldMead

EngineeringtoTonyand Kerin in 2010,but

this time Malcolm says‘‘it’stime for

retirement’’.

‘‘I know the business is passinginto very

capable hands,with Tony fully committed

to providing atop service to allclients,’’

Malcolm says.

‘‘I wish Tony, Kerin,Simon and Emma

the very best for the future.’’

Malcolm started out withthe Husqvarna

dealership, and in engineering,inthe

1980swith aworkshop at Ashley. It was

formerlythe New Zealand Forest Service

workshop(which Malcolm was in charge

of) and its headquarters.

The Husqvarnaswere sold and serviced

from there.

He then opened ashop on High Street,

Rangiora, and later at the site now

occupied by PAK‘n’SAVE.

Mead Mowers and Chainsaws moved to

Flaxton Road 10 years ago.

‘‘I wishtosincerely thank my clients and

friends who have supported the business

for morethan three decades,’’ Malcolm

says.

He nowplans to dedicate moretime to

fishing and playing golf.

Tony says: ‘‘We are planningtocontinue

the samequality of service and all staff

have been retained to offerafull range of

outdoor powerequipment,sales, service

and repairs, as have Malcolm and the team

for the last 30 plus years.’’

Tony and Kerin startedBrand Logging

35 years ago and tookover Brand

Mechanical nine years ago. They are

looking forward to the new challenge.

Brand Mowers &Chainsaws is also the

agent for Masportand Karchermachinery,

including water blasters, mowers, ride­ons

and chainsaws.

Alarge workshop allows for repairs and

servicingfor all makes and modelsof

outdoor equipment.

The new business alsohas anew email

address: sales@brandmowers.co.nz.

The Brands wish Malcolm wellinhis

retirementand would liketothank him for

building two greatNorth Canterbury

businesses,employing 20 staff.Happy

fishing Malc and hope you still call in for a

cuppa and ayarn.

Winning theprestigiousMusical

Theatre NewZealandMeritAwardwas

‘‘a bit of awow moment’’ forNorth

Canterbury Musicalsstalwart GailFox.

The musicalsociety’s president,

Michelle Hampton,presentedthe

award to Gail at itsannualmeeting in

Rangioraearlierthismonth.

Gailsaidwinningthe award ‘‘wasa

complete surprise’’and she is still

trying to believe it hashappened.

‘‘Itissuchanhonour,’’ she said.

The merit awardswereestablished

in 1993 to honour people in theatrical

societies‘‘for outstanding achievement

and contributiontomusical theatrein

our communities’’.

Gail, wholivesinRangiora,began

her association with thesociety in 1990

and hasproved an invaluable asset,

performing many roles on and offthe

stage.

‘‘Gail’sinitialassociation with the

society startedasmost of us do,asa

buddingcastmember,’ Michellesaid.

She thenmoved to join the

committee,whereshe servedfor 15

years. Thirteen of those were as the

secretary.

She was also musical directorfor

severalshowsduring the1990sand has

beenthe musicaldirector of the

society’ssingers group for several

years.

‘‘Underher guidance the group has

organised manyconcerts and

performances whichhas assisted

North Canterbury Musicals with our

fundraising effortsand also raised the

profileofthe society within our

surrounding community,’’ Michelle

said.

Gailhas alsohelped in the society’s

costume hiredepartment and beenthe

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10 The North Canterbury News, September 12, 2019

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DISTRICT COUNCIL

Bookings open for marine hub

The Kaiapoi MarinePrecinct is open

for bookings.

The boutiquemarina incorporates a

115­metrefloating river pontoonand a

new wharf area which will support a

range of casualthrough to longer­term

publicly available lease berths.

Facilities include afishing

platform, the Coastguard’s boat ramp

which is available for public use,

caravanand boatwastewater pump

facilities,power servicesand

freshwatertaps.

The Kaiapoi Marine Precinct is

locatedwithin the town centre and

sits in the sectionofthe Kaiapoi River

betweenthe Williams Street Bridge

and the Coastguard boat ramp (next to

the Coastguard headquarters).

The precinct is bordered at the

north end by the Port &Eagle

Brewpub,where riverside terrace

bleachers and atimberboardwalk

connecttothe river’s edge, and at the

south end by the Ruataniwha Kaiapoi

Civic Centre and Library.

For more informationabout the

Kaiapoi MarinePrecinct and its

facilities, visit the Waimakariri

District Councilwebsite.

A30­minute documentary, Fools&

Dreamers: Regenerating aNativeForest,

will be screened in Amberley on

Thursday,September 19.

The documentary is about Hinewai

Nature Reserve on Canterbury’s Banks

Peninsula, and its manager of 30 years,

renowned botanist Hugh Wilson,

Hugh,his team of volunteers and the

reserve’sbackers, the Maurice White

Native Forest Trust, have regenerated

marginal,hilly farmland usingaminimal

interference method.

Theireffortshave brought backtolife

more than1500 hectares of nativeforest

and waterways.

This strategy includes leavinggorse as

anurse canopy that dies back once selfseeding

nativeplants grow through it.

Thereare many how­to restoration

lessons built intothe story, revealing

multiplegains for humansand nature.

But at heart it is ahumanstory.Hugh’s

passion for the workhas inspiredmany.

It will be afree eventinthe Amberley

School Hall at 7.15pm. It is co­hostedby

the TimeBank HurunuiLearning

Exchange and the HurunuiBiodiversity

Group. The groups say the success of

Hugh’s vision has contributed to the

dynamism of the Banks Peninsula

Conservation Trust.

It also raisesthe question of whether it

is possibletoadopt aHinewai­type

approach to parts of North Canterbury.

Thoseattendingare invited to get

involved in adiscussion afterwards, with

the opportunity to questionthe trust’s

BruceHansenabout Hinewai.

The screening will be followed by

supper. Agold coin donation forsupper

wouldbeappreciated.

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holding sewing bees and working bees in preparation for the school’s junior production on

September 28.

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Recycling is second

nature in productions

By DAVID HILL

Finding anew life or purpose for old

costumes andsets is allpart of preparing

for aproduction, saysDale Hartley­Brown.

The Hartley School of PerformingArts

has been reusing and recycling costumes,

sets and props, visiting second­handshops

and retrievingscraps aheadofthis year’s

junior production.

‘‘We could lookonlineand findthat

whatever we buy isn’t going to be quite

right, so it’sbettertomake it ourselves.’’

She saysinthe lead­up to any

production, visitsare made to local

second­hand shops,CreativeJunk in

Christchurch and the Southbrook

Resource Recovery Park, as well as going

through old costumes and sets to come up

with new ideas.

‘‘It’s alot of fun to lookatthings and

thinkabout what else we can make out of

it. It’s the fun thing about aproduction; we

create anew world out of whatever we can

find.’’

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In preparation for the school’s junior

production, The HappyPrince,cup cakes

have been made out of foam fromthe

insides of old cushions, while golden

leaves, river reeds and costumes for

swallow birds, Egyptian townsfolkand

‘‘frost dancers’’ arebeing created.

Asewing bee was held recently at

Rangiora craft shopHandzon, which is

ownedbyaparent whosechild attends the

school.

‘‘It was alovelynight sitting around

creating things,’’ Dalesays.

The Happy Prince is being directed by

Elliott Andrews, who is directing ashow by

himself for the first time.

It features acast of 100 children aged

from 4to11, with several youngsters

appearing in theirfirst show.

The Happy Prince will be performed at

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says committee member Louise Johnson.

It is abig day to organise, saysLouise.

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Bird documentary to screen

Apreviewofthe Ashley­Rakahuri

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the Ashley­Rakahuri River,willbeshown

at Waimakariri libraries during

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and aposter for

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Team PringlefromBayleys Rangiora has

been goodenough to take our goldspotthis

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take in, therewill also be food and

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Tuahiwi School principalMelanie Taite­

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She foundedthe festival 15 years ago

and has watched it grow.

Thisyear’s event, held on Thursday and

Friday, was no exception, with arecord 35

school groups performing across five

sessions.

Thursday evening’s mainevent was a

sellout, while therewere good audiences

across the fourdaytimesessions, she says.

Lastweek’s rain was the only blemish on

an otherwise successful event.

‘‘I’vehad so many peoplecome and tell

me what ahappy occasion it was for the

community.’’

For the firsttime, some of the schools

performed Pacificisland items,mixed in

with their kapahaka performances. ‘‘We

loved it,’’ Melaniesays.

‘‘Theyhave asimilar culture,but very

different too, and the crowd really loved

it.’’

Melanie paid tribute to her personal

assistant, Berniece Ratahi, for her

support, as well as ‘‘a smallgroup of

mums’’from Tuahiwi School who visited

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The Canterbury Recreational Aircraft

Club will hold an open day at Rangiora

AirfieldonSaturday, November2.

The club wasestablishedinJuly 1982

and now has more than 270 members,

who own about 120 aircraft.

‘‘We are the largest and most active

recreational aircraft club in NewZealand

with the most modern fleetofaircraft,’’

club president GlennMartin says.

‘‘We are having an open day as an

opportunity for the local community to

come and see what the club is all about,

why we are here, and how the club is part

of the larger aviation community.

‘‘In manyways we arenodifferent from

any other recreational club, whether it is

hockey or netball. We are peoplewho

love aviationand spend our recreational

time being involved in its many aspects.’’

Many of the club members are either

Air New Zealandpilots or air traffic

controllers.

‘‘If you fly commercially in New

Zealand there is ahigh chance that your

pilot and/or air traffic controller has done

some training flightsinto and around

Rangiora.’’

The clubalso supportsthe community

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when required.

‘‘For instance,club members were

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More than 600 aviationenthusiasts use

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‘‘The weather willneed to be terrible

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Musicians to return to Chamber Gallery for concert

Anna Maksymova

Pianist AnnaMaksymova and cellist

Tomas Hurnikwill return to Rangiora’s

Chamber Gallery for afree performance

thisSunday.

Annaperformed in the Chamber Gallery

twice last year, as aduo with her father,

violinist Valeriy Maksymova, and also as a

guest with the TresCordes Piano Quartet.

Tomas is also amember of the Tres

Cordes Piano Quartet and the Tres Cordes

String Trio,soboth are familiar withthe

gallery and are audience favourites.

The concert begins at 2pm. It is the

Waimakariri Community ArtsCouncil’s

final free Sunday concertfor the season

thisyear.

Annabegan her formal musical

education as a6­year­oldinthe Ukraine.

In New Zealandshe learnedfrom Peter

Nagy, JudithClarkand Gao Ping, and

completed aBachelor of Musicwith firstclass

honours studying with Professor

MichaelEndresatthe Universityof

Canterbury. She recentlyreturnedfrom

Germany, where she completedaMaster

of MusicinPiano Performance at the

Frankfurt University of Music and

Performing Arts.

She is now based in Christchurch where

she works as aperforming pianist anda

teacher

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Events and activities across Aotearoa

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Nature is calling:

We need to listen

Nature needs us is this year’s message

for Conservation Week.

It embraces any and every little thing

we can do to help nature. It can start at

home by being water, waste and energy

wise, planting natives in your garden,

and being aresponsible pet owner,

through to supporting native areas and

public spaces where you can volunteer

to trap pests and predators, clean up

waterways and beaches, clear wilding

pines and other weeds, and undertake

native regeneration programmes.

This year, in recognition of the

Predator­free 2050 vision, the week is

focusing on the seldom­seen unsung

heroes out there in all weathers, often

tramping long distances with traps and

baits only to be rewarded by removing

dead festering rats and stoats and

rebaiting them again for the next trip.

Trappingnetwork

There are more than 25 groups,

individuals and organisations in North

Canterbury helping to make Predatorfree

2050 areality.

These groups, some new and some

WORKSHOP PLANNED

Afree predator­free trapping and

monitoring workshop is planned for the

Mt PleasantCommunity Centre,

Christchurch,onSaturday, September

14, from2pm to 4pm.

Learnabout monitoring techniques

—make sure you are trapping the right

thing and making adifference.

Learnhow to use DOC 200s,

Trapinators, Victor traps and Good

Nature A12sand A24s.

Learnabout why the workis

necessary.

It will be afamily friendly event, with

activitiesand talksfor the children.

Refreshments will be provided.

Register at: eventfinda.co.nz/

2019/trapping­and­monitoringextravaganza/christchurch

well established, have all adopted an

area where they manage trapping lines

for possums, stoats, rats, ferrets,

weasels, hedgehogs and feral cats.

The Department of Conservation in

Rangiora, with support from the

umbrella group BRaid, has been

working to set up atrapping network for

these groups. Its aim is to share

information using the latest technology

and specialist speakers and, above all,

recognise and thank them.

The first trapping workshop was

hosted by the Hanmer Springs

Conservation Trust in early July, with

more than 50 people from 15 of these

groups attending to learn from the wideranging

programme.

They learned about the IT programme

Walk the Line,where groups can enter

their trap locations and data on to a

mapping programme.

Biodiversity senior ranger Sandy

Yong is keen for everyone in North

Canterbury to use this free publicly

available database as this will spatially

show how all the different trapping

groups connect together, whether

trapping on pubic conservation lands,

riverbanks, local parks and reserves, or

even on privately owned land.

‘‘Predators simply do not respect landownership

boundaries, so we all need to

work together if we want to control, and

maybe even eradicate, them from North

Canterbury in the future.

‘‘You might think what you’re doing is

small, but when you see the map of all

the traps (including DOC traps), you

realise that you’re part of amuch bigger

predator control network working

toward Predator­free 2050,’’ she says.

Anyone who would like to become part

of this network can contact the DOC

Rangiora Office on (03) 313 0837 or email

waimakariri@doc.govt.nz.

The next trapping network workshop

is planned for October or November at

the DOC Rangiora Office. Afurther

workshop is planned in the new year at

Craigieburn/Arthur’s Pass, with the aim

of running three ayear in the Hurunui,

Waimakariri and Selwyn districts.

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Pest initiative ... Department of Conservationtrapping sites alongthe Ashley­Rakahuri River.

Fire and Emergency New Zealand is proud to

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DOC to protect our native forests from fire.

Check it’s alright before you light.

Fire season is coming!

We’ve made some improvements

in Fire Permitting, which will be live

after 23 September.

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and spark hazards, and if doing any

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zone around your burn, awater supply

is to hand and you aren’t going to

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To find your Rural Fire Season Status and apply for aFire Permit go to:

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Track volunteers lead the way

Take acoupleofinspired locals, mix well

with the local community,bind with our

youngfolks’ future vision, generously

sprinklewith support fromlocal

businesses and we havethe stunning

Ashley GorgeLoop Track.

Ashley Gorgelocals Dave Sheltonand

John Burton, along withcountless

volunteers,aswell as school and

communitygroups, have been developing

tracks in the Mt ThomasConservation

Area,next to the AshleyGorge Recreation

Reserve, overthe last threeyears.

The first stage is a1.5km loop track.Now

they are working on atrack to awaterfall,

followed by aroute to the top of ahill.

But it doesn’t stopthere. Daveand some

keen students are runninganextensive

trapping programme to reducepossum,

rat and stoatnumbers to give the native

floraand fauna achance to flourish.

People can learn more about the work

the group has undertakenbycomingtothe

Ashley GorgeConservationWeek event on

Sunday, September 22, from 11amto3pm.

Therewill be somethingfor the whole

family, including the dog, with guidedor

self­directed walks, atreasurehunt for

children, displays on the track

development and traps,and activities for

childrensuch as makingabird­feeder. Or

peoplecan simply relax and picnic by the

river.

There will also be specialguest

appearancesbyconservationdogs Cody

and Macca,showingtheir amazingpest

detectionskills.

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Toyota Kiwi Guardians connect Kiwi

kidstonature and encouragesthem to

become guardians of our land and sea.

The idea allowschildren to have

ownership over conservationland —to

feelpart of it and encourage them to care

for it into the future. The programme

focuses on children but willconnect the

whole family to natureand to

conservation.

Kiwikids becomeKiwi Guardians by

downloading amap of one of the 108 Kiwi

Guardian sites (50 in the South Island)

fromkiwiguardians.co.nz.

Explore with the map to find the unique

specialcode word for the site and enterit

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onlinetoreceive amedal in the post.

Youngsters cancollectasmany medals as

they want.

Currently,thereare eight Kiwi

Guardian sitesaround Christchurch and

Banks Peninsula and one at Arthurs Pass

National Park.

The AshleyGorge and Wooded Gully

sites at the Mt Thomas ConservationArea

will be up andrunning beforethe end of

the year.

As aspecialintroduction to Toyota Kiwi

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CONSERVATIONWEEK 14-22SEP

Events and activities across Aotearoa

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Opportunity to view rare birds

Achance to view rare birds on the Ashley­

Rakahuri River is coming nextmonth.

The Ashley­Rakahuri Rivercare Group

will run guided Twilight Riverbird

Discovery walks from 6pm to 8pm on

October8and 10 as part of the Breeze

WalkingFestival.

It will be afairly easy walk along the

riverbank for about 1­2 km, but expect

wet feet and rough ground.

It is suitable for families but please

leavethe dog behind. It is limited to 25

people per trip. Bookings areessential.

Visit ccc.govt.nz/walkingfestival.

Helping hand ... The rare birds of the Ashley­Rakahuri River feature on Karikaas’ awardwinning

vintage cheeses.

Karikaas sales help birds

Want to find out more about the rare

birds nesting on the Ashley­Rakahuri

River? Try some tasty vintage cheeses.

Loburn cheesemaker Karikaas is

supporting these birds by branding their

five premium award­winning cheeses to

promote BRaid and the four most

threatened birds nesting on the river.

BRaid is aconservation organisation

dedicated to protecting these birds and

the unique braided­river environment

crucial to their long­term survival.

Each cheese features information

about BRaid and one of the critically

threatened birds.

Some cheese packs also have a

surprise fridge magnet.

Karikaas owner and manager Diana

Hawkins decided to feature the wrybill

on the company’s two top­selling

cheeses, given their significance to

Rangiora.

‘‘Rangiora is the wrybills’ closest

nesting site to atown, with bird watchers

coming from overseas to view the only

bird in the world with asideways bent

beak, evolved to find their food under

stones in the shallows of braided rivers.

‘‘This is so special for the local

community, so by putting information

about the wrybill on our top­selling

cheeses we’re getting this information

out throughout the country and

overseas,’’ Diana says.

The company also gives athird of all

profits from the sales of these top five

cheeses to the Ashley­Rakahuri

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Ready to go ... Lynn Andrews with some of the predator traps.

Village to the rescue

Lynn Andrews, aresidentofRyman’s

Charles Upham Retirement Village,

recently contacted the Department of

Conservation’s Rangiora Officewith a

proposal for the villagemen’s shedto

make predator traps.

DOC leaptatthe opportunity, with the

trapsbound for an areainserious need of

pest control—the Medbury Scientific

Reserve in Hurunui.

Rather than justmakingtraps,Lynn is

also organising residentstomanage the

trapping programme at the reserve.

Lynn has trapped in the past so knows

what’s involved. The reserve is mostlyflat

and clear,making it easyfor the more

active volunteers to lookafter the site.

None of this would have been possible

without the support and enthusiasm of the

Ryman Healthcare managementteam.

Village manager Dee Kennedy has

offered to cover the trap­making and

ongoing trapping programmecosts, along

with the village’s vantotransport trappers

to and fromMedbury Reserve.

Supporting localcommunity

programmesisanintegralpart of Ryman

Healthcare’sphilosophy and it is keen to

explore expandingthistype of programme

to the other 36 Ryman villages throughout

the country.

The men’s shed plans to continue

makingtraps forDOC and other

community trapping programmes in the

district. To make this possible, Lynnhas

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McIver’sOxford Men’s Shed

members havehad abusy

few months working on their

various projects.

Shed chairman Raymon

Charles says membershave

been busy helping the

communitywith repairsto

items, as well as making

objects for their own use.

‘‘Onemember has spenta

huge amount of time and

effort building aflight

simulatorwhichisnow set

up in his garage.

‘‘He decideditcould be

better, so he has set about

doingarebuildwhichwill

turn it from astatic position

moving screen to amoving

platform and screen.

‘‘It will makeitso realistic

it willbejust like being in a

real aircraft.’’

This yearthe shed

committeehas optedtonot

have the ‘‘Spring Into

Oxford’’ fun day this year, Mr

Charles says.

‘‘It has been cancelled due

to the numberofother

similar eventsbeing run on

the same day.

‘‘It is hoped that the shed

will have astall at some of

the regular marketsheld in

the area so the publicwill

have achance to purchase

some of the greatwoodwork

itemswemake and sell as

Christmas gifts,sokeep an

eye out for the stallatyour

localmarket.’’

Mr Charles says shed

On the job ... Members of the

community can pop in and work

on projects in the McIver’s

Oxford Community Men’s

Shed.

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membersare alsomaking a

ride­onelectric­powered

model of ajeep.

It willberaffledtohelp

with the operating costs of

the shed.

Projects on the go ... Men work on projects in the McIver’s Oxford

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goodie bag, which is valued at $60.

Job done ... Agroup of Oxford Area School Year 6to10pupils took part in atreeplanting

and education day at Eyrewell Forest last week.

PHOTOS:OXFORD AREA SCHOOL

Students dig deep

Agroup of keen young

conservationists took partinatreeplanting

and educationday recently

as part of theEyrewell Forest

Restoration Project.

The outing wasachance forOxford

AreaSchoolYear 6to10pupils to

learn aboutbeingresponsible for

their local environment by helping

withthe restoration projectin

conjunctionwith Conservation

Volunteers New Zealand.

Naturalist Ruud Kleinpaste,

known as The Bugman, was on hand

to share hisknowledge of bugsand

whatyoung people can do to

encouragenativespeciesback into

backyards.

Planting ... Oxford Area School pupils at

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OXFORD &CUST

The North Canterbury News, September 12, 2019

29

Principal lines up

for aclose shave

Mike Hart admitsto beinga

littleapprehensive abouthis next

haircut.

TheOxford Area Schoolprincipal

hasbeenvolunteered by teacher

Justin Thompsontojointhe Shave

for aCure fundraiser at the school

at 1.20pmonFriday,September 27.

Thepair aimtoraise $2000.

Donationscan be madedirectly to

Mr Thompson,whohas ajar in his

classroom,orbring a$1coin to

school andgointo the drawto

nominate MrThompson’s nexthair

style.

Special prize ... Elisha Ricketts, aged 10,

as Little Red Riding Hood, impressed with

her basket of freshly baked muffins.

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Colourful end to book week

By DAVID HILL

Plenty of colour and fanfare from Oxford

Area School staff and pupils marked the

end of book week, with acostume

parade on Friday morning.

The school’s library crew of Rachel

Hunt and Rose Parnee said the library

was transformed into an enchanted

forest for the week as pupils were

Youth champion Ellie honoured with award

Oxford’s Ellie Tizzardhas been

recognised forher efforts to

advancethe concerns of local

youth.

The OxfordArea School

Year13pupil was one of five

studentsfrom around the

country to receiveaStudent

Excellence Award at the New

Zealand Area Schools

Association conference in

Wellington lastmonth.

PrincipalMike Hart said he

was thrilled to be able to

accept theaward on Ellie’s

behalf.

Ellie, who is ahead student

of OxfordArea Schoolthis

year, is amember of the

Waimakariri YouthCouncil

and served as Waimakariri

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Wearable art ... Some of the recycled

creations from the North Canterbury

Wearable Arts Show were paraded.

encouraged to read books.

‘‘It gets books into homes, which Ifeel

is avery important part of book week.’’

She said the week featured arange of

activities and culminated in the costume

parade.

Principal Mike Hart, who was dressed

as afairy, said choosing awinner was no

easy task.

‘‘We are so impressed by the number

She completedasurvey,with

more than 100 responses from

14 to 18­year­olds, who founda

lack of experience to be a

major barrier in finding

employment.

She proposed ayouth jobs

pathway initiative for high

schoolstudents, where they

gain workexperiencefroma

local employer for afew hours

aweek overseveral weeks and

the employer signs it off.

This led to Ellie puttinga

supplementary question to

Education Minister Chris

Hipkins during the Youth

Parliamentmock debate,

calling for life skills, suchas

learning to writeCVs,

interviewing skills, student

loans,budgeting and how to

buy ahouse to be included in

the New Zealand education

curriculum.

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to 13, they’re more likelytoget

it through the Gateway

Programme, but that’s not

really available to those who

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university.

Moon explorer ... Acostume to mark the

Apollo Moon Landing, from the North

Canterbury Wearable Arts Show.

of students who have come dressed up

today and it’s incredibly hard to pick a

winner, so Ithink you are all bestdressed.’’

Winners were chosen from different

year levels and from among the staff.

Special mention went to 10­year­old

Elisha Ricketts, as Little Red Riding

Hood, who was carrying abasket of

freshly baked muffins.

‘‘It’s aquestion of balance

and fitting it into what is

alreadyquite afull curriculum.

It’s pretty full as it is.’’

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Show asmash hit

Tidy Kiwis do their bit

Popular ... Troy Vandergoes, left,

Kieran Milton and Carrisse Utai during a

performance of Smashed at Rangiora

High School.

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An internationallyacclaimed theatrebased

education programme, aimedat

equipping Year 9students with the

skills to counter peerpressure to drink

alcohol, was deliveredinNorth

Canterbury lastweek. Smashed,

establishedinBritain in 2005, will be

deliveredin21countries thisyear and

has been brought to NewZealandas

partofaresponsible drinking initiative,

The Tomorrow Project. It is being

deliveredbythe Life Education Trust.

Two performances wereheld at

Rangiora High School,featuring aplay

about agroupofyoungfriends who

found themselves in trouble as aresult

of drinking alcohol.Eachperformance

is followed by an interactiveworkshop

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Shirley Smith was one

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RuralLife

Genetics can be used in tackling

nitrogen leaching from farms

Farmers have been challengedto

reduce the amount of nitrogenleaving

theirproperty throughsub soils and

waterways.

This has seen the adoption of more

responsiblefertiliser and effluent

management, and, more recently,work

on more efficient nitrogenuptake in

plants and animals.

One of the harder sourcestomitigate

is nitrogen leaching from cows’ urine.

The concentrationofnitrogen in the

urinepatchissohigh that asignificant

proportion cannot be usedbyplantsor

retained in the soil root zone.

While reducingurinarynitrogen

ideally involves measuring it, that is

impractical to do in large numbersof

cowsdirectly —and that is wheremilk

urea concentration (MU)comes in.

Manyinternational studies have shown

adirectrelationshipbetween MU and

the amount of urinarynitrogen per cow

per day.

It makes sensetoreduce urinary

nitrogen fromafarmingperspective

and to monitor urinary nitrogenfrom a

regulatory perspective.

One strategytoreduce urinary

nitrogen is through goodfeeding

practices and to monitortheseby

keeping an eye on milk urea

concentration,

And asecondstrategy is where CRV

Ambreed’s genetics comesin.

CRV Ambreed’s LowN Sires

programme is based on breeding dairy

cows withlowerlevelsofMU, whichis

expected to reduceurinary nitrogen.

‘‘Milk urea tells us alot. We knowwe

can reducemilk urea through feeding,

but also through genetics,’’ CRV

Ambreed headgeneticist Phil Beatson

says.

Each day farmers get aMUvalue

measuredintheirbulk milk. It makes

sensefor farmers and regulators to use

this milk ureaconcentrationtomonitor

nitrogen loading from urine. Total

The nation’s primary industries want practical solutions to incoming

restrictions on nitrate use. Tim Fulton explores one of the possibilities,

developed by genetics firm CRV Ambreed.

urinary nitrogenper herdper day can

be calculatedbased on the weighted

MU and numberofcows. The weighting

factor to convert MU to gramsofurinary

nitrogen percow per day is around

seven.

‘‘We’re suggesting MUsshouldbe

used by farmers and by the likes of the

environmentcouncils to calculate

nitrogen depositionquite accurately.

Thisislikely to be abetter monitoring

tool than usingpredictivemodelsthat

are subject to manipulation,’’ Beatson

says.

Adairy cow eatsabout 180kg of

nitrogen ayear as plant protein. About

30kg ends up as milk and alittle bit to

body maintenance and growth. Of the

remainder, about 75 to 80kg is excreted

as urinary nitrogen and the rest is

excreted as faeces.

On average,around 20% (16kg) of this

urinary nitrogenends up being leached

into groundwater.

Importantly,asmall amount of the

nitrogen in urine isconverted to

nitrous oxide ­along­lasting

greenhousegas. Reducing urinary

nitrogen is critical to reducingboth

leaching and greenhouse gas

emissions.

‘‘If we feed diets thatcontainsurplus

protein we increase nitrogen intake

beyond whatthe cow requiresand this

is reflectedinthe milk urea values for

the herds.’’

The average herdwas around30units

for bulkmilk urea.However,some

herdswere consistently around40

whileothers were around20. The

average cow in the herdwith milk urea

of 40 is peeingout around 280 grams of

nitrogen percow per day (40 x7), while

those in the herd with milk urea of 20 is

peeingout around 140 grams of

nitrogen per day (7 x20).

The CRV Ambreed genetics

programme involved measuring MUin

amillion milksamples from 200,000

cowsthrough CRV Ambreed’s herdtesting

service. These recordswere

analysed to estimate the geneticmerit

of the siresofthe cows.The best of

these siresare marketed as LowN, and

CRV Ambreed is already providing

farmers with semenfrom bulls under

its LowNSiresbrand.

The LowN Sires bulls were desirable

for traditional traitsaswell as being

genetically superiorinreducingMUin

their daughters.

Cowsbred for lower levelsofMUare

expected to excreteless nitrogen in

their urine which would, in turn,

reducethe amountofnitrogen leached.

CRV Ambreed expected LowNSires

wouldreduce nitrogenleachinginNew

Zealand by 14 million kilograms ayear,

based on the national herd number of 5

million dairycows.

The beauty of agenetics solution to

nitrogen leachingisthat farmers

simply needtouse semenfrom the

LowN bulls rather than other bulls.

Theycan maintain all existing

management practicessothere is

minimaladditional costfor them.

However, the combinationofgood

feeding plus LowNsiresgivesfarmers a

two­pronged attack to reduce MU and

nitrogen leaching.

Reducingthe national average MU

value from 30 to, say, 24, wouldreduce

urinary nitrogendeposition by 20% and

haveaneven greater impact on

nitrogen leached.

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Jacobawinner

You don’t havetocome from afarm to be a

‘‘future farmer’’.

JacobPaulin,who is theson of builder,

won the recent annual OxfordArea School

‘‘future farmer’’ competition.

‘‘If you’reinterested in agriculture I

wouldrecommend doing it. It really tests

your skills and whatyou know,but you

don’thave to be from afarm.’’

Jacob, who is in Year 11, was runner­up

last yearand says he has akeen interestin

agriculture.

‘‘I wanttogointo engineeringand maybe

laterbeafarmer, butIwant to get

something under my belt first.’’ He works

on adairy farm after schooland in the

weekends,doingfencing, tractor and stock

work,and helpingwith baling. Next year he

planstodoabuildingprogramme through

the Ara Institute of Canterbury,while also

gaining experience through Oxford Area

School’s gateway programme.

The eight finalists weretestedonstock

judging, driving atractor,testingsoil

moisture content,first aid, abeehive

module, setting up awater tankand seed

identification.

The school willhold arural day on

Friday, October 25, with the Boys’ and

Girls’ Agricultural Club pet day. Calves will

be back, along with strict protocols to

esnure there is no risk of spreading

Mycoplasmabovis.


RURAL LIFE

The North Canterbury News, September 12, 2019

35

Call for an end to scaremongering

By DAVID HILL

Incessant scaremongering over the

threat to the livestock industries from

plant­based food has to end, the chief

executive of the Foundation for Arable

Research says.

Dr Alison Stewart says while the

attention on plant­based proteins could

be seen as awin for the arable sector,

the debate should not be seen as an

‘‘either/or’’ scenario.

‘‘New Zealand has to stop endlessly

talking about what its future could look

like and just go out and make things

happen, and it has to stop the incessant

scaremongering around the threat to the

livestock industries from plant­based

food.

‘‘It should not be an either/or situation

but awin­win where New Zealand is

seen as aleader in both animal and

plant production systems.’’

Dr Stewart says there is alot of

ignorance in some sectors of society

around land­use change.

‘‘You can’t just say ‘you are going to

have to transition from dairy to arable’.

It’s all very well from an environmental

point of view, but if you’re carrying a

large amount of debt your options are

limited, so we need to be clever about

the way we manage it.

‘‘New Zealand tends to point the

finger at dairy farmers, but really New

Zealand got itself into this situation.

‘‘Regional councils and the

government all bought into the

intensification of dairying and the

general public has benefited from a

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New Zealand,’’ she says.

The problem cannot be ignored and

‘‘strong­minded’’ people such as

environmentalists force others to ‘‘sit up

and think’’, she says.

She sees opportunities for dairy

farmers to become more resilient and

improve their environmental footprint

by converting some of their farms into

crops.

But it needs to be carefully planned

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She says the arable sector is an

example of what it means to be

sustainable and diverse. It shows how

diversity provides more resilience in the

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markets.

‘‘Our growers are not just arable

growers; they grow vegetable crops and

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components.

‘‘If you look back 20 years, and even

further back, this country was mixed

farming. It’s only in recent times that

significant numbers of farmers have

moved into dairy.

‘‘The arable sector is the most diverse

and agile, which gives them more

resilience.’’

She says arable growers not only

rotate their crops over two to three­year

rotation cycles, but are constantly

adapting to achanging environment and

to meet market demand.

Dr Stewart says one of the things

holding New Zealand’s primary sector

back is looking for the ‘‘next big thing’’.

‘‘I feel New Zealand has been talking

about the future of food for the last 20

years, looking for the next big thing, and

the rest of the world has gone on and

done it.

‘‘You can never predict the success of

something new like kiwifruit or the

dairy industry. It was just innovative

farmers who tried it and were in the

right place at the right time.

‘‘As long as we’ve got amultitude of

small industries exploring new

opportunities, and we have learned the

lessons of past mistakes, one of them

will be in the right place at the right

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RURAL LIFE

36 The North Canterbury News, September 12, 2019

Former NZ rugby boss turns to politics, with

emissions trading firmly in his sights

By TIM FULTON

RuralCanterburyblockholderDavid

Moffett has turned from giving advice on

farm succession to the future of farming

itself, launching apolitical party to help

New Zealand farmersstruggling with

climate taxes.

The country’s heavy reliance on

International Emissions Trading

Scheme (ETS) creditsmakes New

Zealand dangerously exposed to one of

the world’s mostvolatile markets, Mr

Moffett says.

He has aglobal viewofthe world and

an affinity with rural life.

Mr Moffett, the son of an air traffic

controller, lived in Kenyaand

Tanganyika from the age of 3to16, living

through the lastyears of colonial Africa.

By 7, he was spending part of his

holidays on large coffee and tea

plantations with friends from boarding

school in Nairobi.

He moved to Australia with his family

as ateenager and,inhis workinglife,

went on to headseveral major sporting

organisations, including the New

Zealand Rugby Union.

Todayhehas 10 hectares across

properties at Ashley and Broomfield in

NorthCanterbury, runningsheepand

horses.

As founder of the New NZ Party, he

wantsNew Zealand to withdraw from the

ParisAgreement,which binds the

country to arange of targets for reducing

greenhouse gas emissions.

He sayshehas researched the

agreementand has concluded ‘‘Paris

makesitcompulsory for us to contribute

tax paymentstoother economies, many

Political agenda ... David Moffett launches apolitical party.

of them of dubioushonesty and

accountability and rife with corruption’’.

The cost to Kiwis of the Emissions

TradingScheme and ParisAgreement

were considerable, he said.

The Government’s own estimates put

the cost at between$14 billion and $36b

from 2021 to 2030, and that is likely to be

only afraction, depending on supply and

demand for carbon credits.

To put that into context, ACC raised

$5.9b in 2018­19, with operatingcosts of

$726m.

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‘‘With over 2000employees ACC at

leastcontributestothe New Zealand

economy.’’

The agricultural sector longfavoured

managingits own emissions schemebut

had succumbed to governmentpressure,

Mr Moffett said.

The Government recently announced

that the agricultural sectorwouldonly be

slugged with 5percent of its actual

obligations under the New Zealand ETS.

Mr Moffett said the New NZ Party did

not haveanissuewith the agricultural

sector or other sectors paying this low

rate, but believed business was being

lulled into afalse sense of security.

‘‘Unfortunately, everyone in every

sector will stillpay for the fullcost of the

Paris Agreement. This is likelytoexceed

$4b per annum over 10 years, and that’s

just for starters.’’

The only way to pay for this would be

throughnew taxes or areductionin

services, he said.

As an example, we pay 6.2 cents per

litre of petrol and 7.2 centsper litre of

diesel as an ETS levy.

‘‘Incredibly, we also pay GST on the

total fuel excise,which means payingan

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that represents 17c and 18c per litre of

hidden taxes. That is what we pay now,

and every farming family is saddled with

that burden, whichisoften madeworse

becauseofreliance on fuel to not only

run their agricultural enterprises but

also to cover largedistancestoget kids to

school and do important thingslike

shopping and doctors’ visitsand the

like.’’

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the heightofirresponsibility.

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stand at 0.17 percent of the total global

agricultural emissions (AE). Our

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comparison with many of our

competitors in the agricultural sector.

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Safety initiative in doubt

By DAVID HILL

The future of asuccessful

Waimakariri schools rural safety

programme is in doubt as a

funding shortfall looms.

The Ministry of Health­funded

‘‘Down the Back Paddock’’

programme has been run by the

Waimakariri District Council for

about 20 years, but the funding

has stopped.

The council’s rural safety coordinator,

Kerry Miles, says

there is enough funding to keep

the programme, which is unique

to North Canterbury, going for

another 12 months, but he is keen

to hear from potential sponsors.

With the district’s strong rural

heritage, Mr Miles says rural

safety is akey area of focus for

the council.

Children living in urban areas

also visited rural properties and

many were being injured through

unsafe practices or lack of

knowledge about rural risks.

‘‘Down the Back Paddock is a

rural education programme

aimed at increasing children’s

and teachers’ awareness of the

risks associated with arural

environment,’’ Mr Miles says.

‘‘The purpose is to better

educate children and, through

them, adults to help create a

better safety culture on farms

and lifestyle blocks in the

future.’’

Experts were invited to deliver

safety messages on avariety of

subjects and 11 sessions of 20

minutes were offered to pupils at

Fernside School, near Rangiora,

over four days last week.

Topics included water safety,

Safe with dogs ... Waimakariri District Council community development

facilitator Nicola Trolove shows Fernside School pupils avideo to get them

talking about being safe around dogs.

PHOTO: DAVIDHILL

dog safety, poisonous plants,

road safety, fire safety, bird and

river safety, large animals, Civil

Defence, poisons, quad bikes and

electricity.

Mr Miles says the programme

aims to visit at least one school in

the district each term and he

already has interest for next

year.

Fernside School deputy

principal Andrew Spencer says

his staff and pupils enjoyed

having the Down the Back

Paddock programme at their

school.

‘‘We are arural school and we

like to maintain our rural

flavour, so having people with

specific areas of interest to help

with our teaching is really

invaluable.’’

He says his school will hold its

own mini A&P show next month,

as well as supporting the

Rangiora Show.

Fire and Emergency New

Zealand North Canterbury

deputy principal rural fire

officer Dale Wilhelm says it is

important to target the younger

age group with afire safety

message.

‘‘I worked that out when my

daughter came home and said,

‘Dad, what’s our escape plan’?’’

RURAL LIFE

The North Canterbury News, September 12, 2019

37

Fun the right tonic

By DAVID HILL

Havingfun off­farm is proving

to be therighttonic for

Waimakariri young farmersto

improvetheir wellbeing.

Waimakariri Young

Farmers Clubchairman

Jeremy Madeleysays mental

health is aserious issuefor

young farmers, butconnecting

with othersand checkingupon

mates makes adifference.

Hisclub starting organising

monthly ‘‘funtivities’’nearly

twoyearsago to help address

wellbeing concernsand to give

members some‘‘value fortheir

membership’’.

‘‘One of ourmembers came

up withthe phrase ‘funtivities’

forfun activities and we pretty

much justflickeditback to the

members and said ‘whatdo

youguyswanttodo’?

‘‘Now we’re getting through

thelist, so we probablyneed to

go back anddoitagain.’’

Theclubholds monthly

meetingsonthe first

Wednesday of themonthand

‘‘funtivities’’onthe thirdweek.

‘‘Whetherit’s aweekend

activity or an evening, we make

sure we do something every

month,’’hesays.

Activitiessofar have

included clay targetshooting,

movies,10­pin bowling,

paintball, an escaperoom

activity andgo­karting.

This month theyplantodo

canvaspaintinginapaddock

andpaint alandscape or a

modeland have abarbecue.

Mr Madeley,who has worked

as adairyfarm manager,says

theclub has33membersand

most ‘‘funtivities’’ attract 20 to

25 or moremembers,though

he hasnoticed adrop­off in the

last two months.

‘‘Since calvingthe last two

month’s attendances have

dropped right back to 10 to 15

people, so it showsthat when

thepressure comesonpeople

pull backand stay on farm.

‘‘When the pressurecomes

on and peoplestart to feelthe

pain we need to keep an eyeon

them andmake surethey’re

gettingenough sleep and

eatingright.’’

Through organisingthe

‘‘funtivities’’ Mr Madeley says

he has beenable to build a

rapport with members,soheis

able to call them forachat

when they missameeting to

make sure everythingisOK.

‘‘Iliketothinkofmental

health as beinglike abank

account.

‘‘If you lose sleep or you’rein

astressful jobit’s like a

withdrawal, so youdon’twant

to be in overdraft.

‘‘Whereas a‘funtivity’ is a

waytomake adeposit.’’

Mr Madeley saysheand his

partner Kaitlyn Corpe have

offeredsupport to some

friendsgoing through difficult

times.

‘‘It can be quite taxing on the

personunderpressureand for

thepeople helpingthemas

well.

‘‘Everything can seemsoout

of kilter and outofcontrol, but

it’s abouttryingtohelpthem

gettheir lifeback on alevel

playing field.’’

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Rangiora HS teams enjoy success

By DAVID HILL

Rangiora High School’s senior netball

and basketball teams have enjoyed a

successful season.

The school’s senior Anetball and

basketball teams competed in the South

Island Secondary Schools tournament

in Nelson last week,with the

basketballers qualifying for the

nationals.

The netballers returned home to win

the North Canterbury Premier Grade

final on Saturday by beating Kaiapoi

40­38.

It was arepeatofthe 2018 final, with

Rangiora defeating Kaiapoi in the final

for the second yearinsuccessionafter a

40­year drought, withRangiora having

previously liftedthe trophy in 1978. The

final marked the last gamefor five Year

13 pupils.

Rangiora had asuccessful South

Island tournament, playing eight

games, while Year 13 pupilSara Cottam

and Georgia Gold, of Year11, were

named amongthe talented A­grade

netballplayers at the tournament.

Meanwhile, Rangiora’s seniorAgirls

basketball team finished sixthatthe

South Island tournament to secure a

spotatthe nationalsecondaryschools

tournament in Palmerston Northinthe

first weekofthe school holidays, which

begins at the end of this month.

Stella Porter, from the girls’senior A

basketball team, and Lachie

Macfarlaneand Noa Price, from the

senior Aboys’ team were selected for

the 2019 All Stars teams from the South

Island tournament.

The All Stars teams are having agame

arrangedonSaturday, October 19. The

senior Abasketball teams are saying

farewelltoseven Year 13 boys and four

Year13girls at season’s end.

Winning team ... Rangiora High School’s senior Anetball team is all smiles after beating

Kaiapoi in the North Canterbury Premier Grade final on Saturday.

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Qualifiers ... Rangiora High School’s senior Agirls basketball team qualified for the

national secondary schools basketball competition after placing sixth in the South Island

Secondary Schools tournament in Nelson last week.

SPORT

The North Canterbury News, September 12, 2019

39

NC sports

results

Rangiora Golf Club

Nine holes ­Stableford: Ladies:

Diane Sinclair 22, 1; Pam Holland

21, 2; Jan Moffatt 21, 3.

Men: RossMcQueen 24, 1, Howard

Thomas 21, 2; Bruce Buckner 18

(c/b), 3.

Ladies, division 1­gross: Karen

Craigie 85. Nett: Joanne Kent 72, 1;

Biddy Bowring 73, 2.

Division 2­gross: Gaye Edwards 96

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

Debra Ambler 73, 2.

Division 3­gross: Vivienne Taylor

103 c/b. Nett: Sandy Hood 69. 2:

Helen Taylor 70.

Weekend men­stroke: Div 1: Chris

Peters nett 70, 1; Maurice McNally

70, 2; Ken McFarlane 71, 3. Div 2:

Derek Dunn69, 1; Gary Forster69, 2;

Kieran McGoverin 69, 3.

Rangiora bridge

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40 The North Canterbury News, September 12, 2019

Rangiora hockey celebrates astrong season

HOCKEY

Rangiora Hockey Clubcelebratedthe end

of another great season on Saturday with

its annualprize­giving at the Rangiora

RSA.

While the senior teams did not secure

any silverware this season, the club won

several trophies in the junior grades,

including the Platinum BGirls team and

Kwik Sticks Boys team trophies.

Grant Batchelor received alife

membership for serving30years on the

club committee, in which time he has

coached more than 40 teams and had a

role in developing many of the up­andcomingcoaches

in the club.

Jan McDonald wasawarded the Sharon

BatchelorTrophyfor ClubPerson of the

Year forher work coaching andcocoachingnumerous

teams forclub,school

and Canterbury Hockey, as wellas

mentoringcoaches.

Abi Hannah and Kaylee McDonald

sharedthe Junior Umpireofthe Year

Award,while Sarah Hinchley and Dylan

Ball wereawardedthe Senior and Junior

Goalkeeper awardsrespectively.

EmmaCook was awarded the Joan

Roberts Secondary School Girls Fairplay

Award for her umpiring leadership

through the season.

Tofinish the 2019 season, Rangiora

Hockeyjunior players are joining players

from Hinemoa­Kaiapoi and Hurunuito

take partinthe second annualSelwyn/

North Canterbury Festival of Hockey this

Saturday at MainPowerHockey Turf.

This development tournament will see

six age­group teams from North

Canterbury take on teamsfrom Selwyn

district,with the format extended this year

to Year9and 10 players and with each

team playing twice in theday.

For many of the youngerplayers,itwill

Service recognised ... Grant Batchelor, left, receives his Certificate of Life Membership

from club president Paul Robertson.

PHOTO: SUPPLIED

be their firsttime playing 11­a­side hockey

on afull­size turf,and alongsideplayers

fromotherclubs.

The North Canterburyteamsare

coached by seven youngup­and­coming

coaches from Rangiora and Hinemoa­

Kaiapoi, and games will be umpired by

junior umpiresfrom both regions,

ensuringthe tournament is adevelopment

opportunity for all aspectsofhockey.

Eleven games are scheduled,starting at

9am on Saturday and finishing justafter

6pm.

RangioraHockeyClub Award Winners 2019 (MVP:

Most Valuable Player. MIP:MostImprovedPlayer)

Mini SticksGirls

Rangiora Rabbits ­MVP: Catherine McKellow (the

Pulley­McKellow FamilyTrophy).MIP:Samara

McCartney.Coach: JanelleMcKellow.

Rangiora Rockstars ­MVP:ZaraCartwright. MIP:

Ruby Tootell. Coach: PiperWilson.

Mini SticksBoys

Rangiora Roadsters ­MVP:JackLee. MIP: Daniel

de Lima.Coach: Luke Waldrin&Theovan Dorp.

Kiwi SticksGirls

Rangiora Rainbows­MVP: Ruby Taylor.MIP:

PoppyMattheou. Coach: ScottTaylor.

Rangiora Road Runners ­MVP: Peyton

Mackintosh. MIP: Jessica Bowler.Coach:Ali Lunn

&Craig Pascoe.

Rangiora Raiders­MVP: Imogen Abernethy. MIP:

LauraBlackadder. Coach: Kylie Rayner.

Rangiora Rebels ­MVP: Olivia Lander.MIP:

Mikayla Molloy. Coach:Amelia Plimmer.

Rangiora Rockets ­MVP: FeliciteAntoniuk­

Newall.MIP: EmmaSchaffer. Coach: Shontay

Simpson.

Kiwi Sticks Boys

RangioraRogues­MVP: Joel Pulley. MIP:Jamie

Ryan.Coach: Di Te Awa.

RangioraRams­MVP: Matt Corey. MIP: Michael

Lewis. Coach:Marty Woods.

Rangiora Raptors ­MVP: Rubin Carter(the Grant

BatchelorJunior PlayerAward). MIP:Blake van

der Werf. Coach: Giles Witt.RangioraRangers­

MVP: Joshua Pascoe.MIP:FynnDalton&Noah

Miller. Coach: CraigPascoe.

Kwik Sticks 11­a­side Girls

Rangiora Rubys ­MVP: RosieMones­Cazon. MIP:

Lily Yardley.Coach:Albert Couperus.

Rangiora Rhinos­MVP:Lily Cook. MIP: Brooke

Neutze (theHazelCottamTrophy). Coach:Craig

George.

Rangiora Rascals ­MVP: TillyDoddand Emily

Leech. MIP:Sophie Bell. Coach: Jan McDonald.

Kwik Sticks11aside Boys

Rangiora Renegades ­MVP:Shaun Cooper (the

Green Family Trophy). MIP: DylanBall.Coach:

GrantBatchelor.

Kwik Sticks 7aside Boys

Rangiora Rampage­MVP: Michael Hayes. MIP:

MaxDaisley(theOliver Trophy for Primary

Player). Coach:Max Buckley.

Platinum

Girls A­MVP:Jessica Cooper.MIP: AmyHarrison

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Hurley Family Award). Coach:NicolaLennon &

ShaunRix.

Boys A­MVP:RhysSeverinsen (the Batchelor

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Boys B­MVP:JacksonHill. MIP:Hugh Smith.

Coach: DamianAllerby.

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Women:Rangiora­Hurunui ­MIP:AnnaPonder.

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Women: MVP:SarahHinchley. MIP: Sharlene

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Gainsford Family Trophy).

Club Person of the Year: JanMcDonald (Sharon

BatchelorTrophy). Junior Umpire of theYear:

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Goalkeeper: Sarah Hinchley (theWilson Family

Trophyfor MeritoriousGoal Keeping).Junior

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Fairplay Award:EmmaCook(JoanRobertson

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North CanterburyNews

PROPERTY

AQuintessential Kiwiana Bach

24 Park Terrace, Waikuku Beach

Having a37yeartenure of fun and family holidays at this very popular North Canterbury beachit’stimetosay

farewell to the fond memories and allow another chapter of what this wee cutie can offer the next new home

owner.

Over the years there has beensome modernisation,howeverany amount of future investment is sure toreward

the new purchaser.Beingsold fully furnished, right down to the plates, cups, cutlery and bowls, all you’ll need

to bring on your holidays are your togs, towels and something for the barbie!

Agalley kitchen, three bedrooms, shower,vanity, separate toilet and asunny lounge with amodern log burner

to keep you warm on those winter weekendretreats. Separatesinglegarage andamultipurpose shed.

There is no turning back, thiswee bach willbeSOLD! Could you be the new owner?

Auction

Wednesday 25th September

@4.00 pmonsite (unless sold prior)

3 1 1 1

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and Sunday 1.00 -1.30pm

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Closing 4pm, Wednesday

18 September 2019

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Inspection

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Contact

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

HamishAnderson 027 678 8888

Amberley | Courage Road

1,893 m 2 –1,967m 2

Commercial Sections. Don’t delay, act now –Selling Stage One

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Contact

Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425

Swannanoa

1067 TwoChain Road

4.01 Hectares

Price

$900,000

Contact

Hamish Anderson 027 678 8888

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

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CLASSIFIEDS

The North Canterbury News, September 12, 2019

Public Notices

45

CAFÉ AND SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

POSITION

Kaiapoi’s Rivertown Community Café and

Rivertown OPtions shop is looking for amanager

The successfulperson willbeable to:

•Work 30 hours/week (flexible)

•Beverycommunity minded

•Embrace the Christianvalues of theP2P

Trust and Cafe

•Maintaingreat relationships with suppliers

•Lead ateam of dynamic staff

•Lead by experienceinall aspects of human

resources

•Lead by experienceinbusiness

management

•Have acurrent drivers licence

Ifthis position interests youplease email:

manager@p2pkaiapoi.org.nz foryour

2204100-U applicationform.

Pets

DOGGY DAY CARE

$15 per day

Special conditions apply

Snuggle Inn Boarding Kennels

459 Fernside Road, Ph 03 313 1774

BICHON HOMESTAY

for smaller dogs. We look

after your dog in our home.

"No kennels". Phone today

03 314 6110.

Musical Instruments

GUITAR and Ukulele

tuition, Rangiora based,

experienced tuition in folk,

blues, rock, instrument

setup and basic repairs. —

Ph. Tim 027­489­5957.

TOOLS, garden, garage,

saw benches, lathes. Cash

buyer. Phone 03 355 2045.

DOWNSIZING?

sale? Cash for estate china.

Please telephone 313 1878

or 027 350 3963

CASH PAID for all types

of scrap, farm machinery,

old vehicles etc. Phone

Wayne 027 749 9736, 03

323 6610, Licenced Dealer.

SERVICE MANAGER

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

community support via their Community Connectors,

Learning Exchange and TimeBank programmes to the

communities of the Hurunui district. We are looking to

appoint afully competent Service Manager to provide full

financial and operational management of our service. This

is anew paid role and it requires the followingexpertise:

•20hours per week, building to 25 hours per

week from July 2020

•Staff management (seven part-time contractors

on team)

•Financial management (formal accountancy

skills preferred)

•New business development

•Experience with not-for-profitorganisations

•Experience with the social services and

community development sector

•Highly motivated and able to work autonomously

•Reports to Chair of the Governance Team

Applications close 5pm Friday 20 September

Formore information please contact:

Nicki Carter

CHI Establishment Manager

manager.connecthurunui@gmail.com

2200793

Wanted To Buy

Personal

Alone Is No Fun…

Joinourmembersseeking

companionship/love!

Meet viaPersonal phone callsnot

computer matchups

25+years of matchmaking experience.

City/Rural members of all ages (seniors

welcome!)

Call 0800 315 311

to seewho is waiting to meet you!

www.newbeginningsnetwork.co.nz

Old wooden wool press

wanted, any condition.

Ph 027 297 7563.

To Let

AMBERLEY townhouse

Garage

for rent. Close to shops and

Medical Centre. Sunny all

day, 2 bedroom. Internal

access double garage. As

this is a standalone with

four other units, best suited

to someone semi­retired.

No animals or smoking. Ph

027 957 8030.

2202068

CAR GROOMER

YARD HAND

Full time position

Required for busy

dealership. Must be

reliable, hard working

and conscientious.

Afull clean drivers

licence and agood sport

mentality is essential.

To apply send your CV to

craig@stadiumcars.co.nz

609 Lineside Rd, Rangiora

Farm Vacancies

COWMAN/Handyman/

Gardener. We require

someone who is handy &

interested in casual farm

work, lawns, painting and

general maintenance. We

are on a coastal farm in

Amberley. Good 4 bedroom

house available.

Would suit a semi­retired

couple/person. Please contact

Stu &Jan Moir 03 314

9665.

Garage Sales

RANGIORA 14 Martyn

Street, Saturday 14th September,

8.30am, household

goods, old tools, Howard

Rotary hoe.

Gardening

POLYTUNNEL portable

18x5m will sell shorter

length of 14m or 10m. For

details ph 021 062 3835.

GARDEN hedges cut to

perfection. Tree & arbor

work. Also spraying. Free

quotes. Ph 03 312 0668 or

021 111 4322.

TIDY TREES and gardens.

All tree pruning,

felling, hedge trimming and

general gardening. Telephone

Daniel 027 373 7001

tidytreesandgarden@gmail.com.

LAWNMOWING,

gardening, hedge trimming,

section tidies, green waste

removal. Call or text

Megan 021 337 489. Pensioner

quotes available.

FRUIT TREE

PRUNING

Ph Michael

022 321 2468

or 03 313 2468

For Sale

TRACTOR BLADE, rear

mountable, very good condition,

$750. Phone 021

129 4305.

HONEY 4kg bucket

cooking honey, $30 special.

Available at Gracebrook,

Amberley. Telephone 03

314 7076.

RECYCLED Designer

Clothes Evening. Rangiora

Baptist Church, 111 East

Belt, Rangiora, Friday 20th

September, 6pm ­ 9pm.

Prices from $5, cash only.

Cars Wanted

1913651

CASH 4CARS

and 4WD'S

Phone

Automotive

Parts

03 313 7216

CASH / CASH for any

unwanted vehicles. Ph 03

347 9354 or 027 476 2404.

Public Notices

North CanterburyPoultry&

Pigeon Club Incorporated

AGM

Monday 16 th September

Secretary’s office,

NorthernA&PGrounds

Ashley Street, Rangiora

8pm

All welcome

2204460

PRIVATE PLAN CHANGE 3–MORFORD ESTATE

RESOURCE MANAGEMENT ACT 1991

Aprivate plan change request has been accepted to rezone approximately 12.97 ha of Rural zoned land at 88

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

to include the site.

The plan change request includes:

THE ROTARY

BOOK FAIR

FRIDAY 4TH &

SATURDAY 5TH

OCTOBER 2019

IF YOU HAVE BOOKS

ETC TO DONATE WE CAN

COLLECT THEM.

PHONE

RANGIORA BOROUGH

SCHOOL HALL

HELP US TO DO THIS AGAIN BY

DONATING BOOKS, MAGAZINES,

DVDS, CDS, PUZZLES, RECORDS.

027 472 4439

DROP BOXES ARE AVAILABLE

AT: CALTEX RANGIORA

RANGIORA NEW WORLD.

Rangiora Charitable Trust

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

along the western boundary of the site.

• Apreschool for up to 100 children.

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

• An open space area in the fault avoidance zone.

An Outline Development Plan (extract shown below) will guide future development.

Kaiapoi Christadelphians

“The Key ofKnowledge ..“(Luke 11:52)

THEREISNO

SUPERNATURAL DEVIL

What does the Bible teach about the devil, and

how we can find joy in this world knowing that

God triumphs over evil?

All welcome to hear this talk on amisunderstood

teaching.

DVD presentation -Sunday 15th September,7.00pm

Kaiapoi Community Centre,

24 Sewell Street

Forinformation ph. 03 352 5453

www.bibletruthandprophecy.org

Budgeting Services North Canterbury Inc.

Notice of AGM 2019

Tuesday 24th September at 7pm

War Memorial Hall

1Albert Street, Rangiora

Please RSVP for catering purposes

03 313 3505

servicemanager@bsnc.org.nz

2197306

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

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

Amberley.

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

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

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

• Emailing submission forms to submissions@hurunui.govt.nz

• Posting submission forms to Hurunui District Council, PO Box 13, Amberley 7441

Submissions close 5pm Monday 14th October 2019.

After the submissions closing date, all submissions will be summarised. ASummary of Submissions will then be

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

submissions made by other parties. All submissions and further submissions will be considered and ahearing will

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

proposal and any submitter has aright to appeal the decision tothe Environment Court.

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

2203756


CLASSIFIEDS, TRUSTED TRADES &PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

46 The North Canterbury News, September 12, 2019

2164822

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR ONE COMMUNITY TRUSTEE

FOR THE KATE VALLEY LANDFILL COMMUNITY TRUST

The Kate Valley Landfill Community Trust is seeking nominations for one community

trusteefrom the Waipara Community Area.

The principal task of this charitable Trust is to distribute funds provided byTranswaste

Canterburyfor purposesthat are beneficial to people whoseprincipal place of residence

is within the contributing area to the Waipara School (the Community Area). This

includes funding community activities or facilities in any location that are capable of

conferring such benefit.

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

in the Waipara Memorial Hall on Monday, 18 November 2019. Voting willbeopen from

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

aterm ofthree years. It will be arequirement of those wishing to vote to be present on

the night of this election meeting and to sign aregisterstating their nameand address in

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

The KateValleyLandfill CommunityTrust is made up of three Communitytrustees,one

Amberley trustee and two Settlor’s trustees.

Who Can Be Nominated?

Any personover the age of 18 whose principalplace of residenceiswithin the Waipara

Community Area identified on the plan in the Trust Deed.

Who Can MakeaNomination?

Any person over the age of 18 whoprincipalplace of residence is within the Community

Area and whose name and address appears on the applicable current electoral roll.

How Can aNominationBeMade?

Writtennotice in the formof aletter of nomination is required. This must:

•Contain the full nameand residential address of the personmakingthe nomination,

and that person’s dateofbirth and signature.

•Contain asigned statement of willingness to serve as atrustee from the person

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

•Be complete in all respects and be receivedby The Secretary,Kate Valley Landfill

CommunityTrust, POBox 96, Amberley 7441 on or before the closingdate of

Friday, 25October 2019.

More Information

Enquiries can be directed to SecretaryKVLCT@gmail.com

Official complaints must be madetothe Secretarynolaterthan 5days after the election

resultsannounced.

Acopy of the Kate Valley Landfill CommunityTrust Deed can be requested by phoning

0800 TRANSWASTE(872 679).

2198184

AmberleyLions would like to thank

the following fortheir support in

ourrecent Rock nWheelsmeet:

North CanterburyNews

Arthur BurkeLtd

AmberleyFruit &Veg

CompassFM

Railway Hotel Pool team

Repco

KevinDouglas

and everyone whohelped

contributetoaverysuccessful day.

Builder

Recovering the Past

Discovering the Future

Give Malcolm acall, you’ll be glad

you did

Ph. 021 809 108

or 03 312 8880 (AH)

Specialists in

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We’re locals providing atrusted,

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Public Notices

Trade&Services

ABEL &Prestige Chimney

Cleaning. Nth Cant owned

& operated. Covering all

areas from Waimak to Hanmer.

Professional, guaranteed,

service. Firebox

repairs, carry most parts. Ph

0800 661 244.

AFFORDABLE concrete

cutting with quality and

removal work. Free quotes.

No job too small. Ph 027

442 2219, Fax 03 359 6052

or A/H 03 359 4605.

BRIAN’S Tree Services.

Tree felling, topping,

shaping, firewood cut, rubbish

removed, stump grinding,

branch chipping.

Affordable rates. Phone 03

327 5505 or 021 124 4894.

BRICK &Blocklayer. All

types of work undertaken.

New, EQC, repairs, LBP.

Phone Hamish 313 5678 or

027 238 6003.

Automotive &Recovery

• WOF Cars &Trailers

• Vehicle Servicing &

Repairs

• Tyres &Punctures

• Jump Starts

• Towing &Salvage

• Courtesy Car Available

Ph Aaron Rowlands

0272 588 366

13 Stone Eyre Place,

Swannanoa

Eftpos available Mon –Fri 8am –5pm, Sat 9am –1pm

Butchery

Oxford Butchery

Shane and Leanne Frahm

We cankill &processyourstock

Four Generations of Frahms

since 1957

Ph 312 4205

Oxford

1680439

Number one

old-fashioned bacon

&ham curing.

A/H 312 4709

RotaryClub of Rangiora

Charitable Trust

ALEXMURRAY

EDUCATION AWARD 2019

The Rotary Club ofRangiora awards agrant each

year inmemory of aformer member, Alex Murray,

to assist ayoung person about to leave school to

undertake further training at an education centre,

polytechnic or university.

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

youngpersonlivingineithertheWaimakaririorHurunui

Districts. Thegrant is to assistwithcourse costs and/

or study materials (excluding accommodation costs)

over the first two years oftertiary study. Uptohalf of

the grant wouldbeavailablefor the first year of study.

We are calling for applications for this grant for study

to be commencedin2020.

The application form may be obtained by emailing

ayers.david@xtra.co.nz.

Applications will close on Thursday 3 rd October

2019.

CARPENTER / Painter

specialising in alterations &

renovations, repairs &

maintenance, 35 plus years,

experienced licenced

builder. Telephone Trevor

313 5013 or 027 431 1864.

DRESSMAKING Bev’s

Sew Good Services, still

open for all your alterations,

repairs, dressmaking,

curtains. Phone

327 5535. (Formerly from

Tamara’s).

CHIMNEY

Time to service your fire.

Accumulation of soot seriously

affects performance.

Latest rotary brush technology.

Free moisture check

on wood. Safety inspection.

All work insured &

guranteed. From $70 single

story. 0800SWEEPME or

021 0277 1927.

SHEEP SHEARING

mobile. Fast, friendly, professional

service. 25 years

exp. Shearing, drenching,

hoof trimming etc. Call

Shaun 021 204 1274.

PAINTER & Decorator.

25 + years experience.

Interior /exterior, roofs &

waterblasting. For a free

quote. Please ph Steve 03

314 4045 or 027 477 1930.

POWER TOOLS repairs,

parts &sales for over 30

years. All main brands serviced.

Grossman Trade

Tools, 31A Watts Road,

Christchurch. Ph 389 9230.

Poultry

BANTAMS rare breed silver

Sebright, breeding trio

$100. Ph 021 062 3835.

Trade &Services

2201818

SHEARER Mobile sheep

shearer available for lifestyle

blocks. Over 30 years

experience. Phone Stuart

027 315 6916.

ROOFER. All roof repairs,

roof painting, waterblasting,

moss treatment,

repointing, gutter cleans &

snow straps. And more.

Free quotes. Ph Nathan

0275 166 609.

LAWNMOWING Phone

SWEEPS!

Stu 027 315 6916.

PLASTIC WELDING

North Canterbury specialist.

All plastic &fibreglass

repairs. Telephone James

021 180 5103.

BUILDER / Joiner,

licensed. Available for all

your repairs, maintenance

& additions. For a free

quote. Please phone Keith

021 127 7202.

AFFORDABLE house

painting, exterior /interior.

Free quotes. Phone Mike

027 444 8577.

YOU

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your business

in our Trades

and Services

Phone

Amanda Keys

on

03 313 2840

METAL WORX. Flashing,

Sheetmetal Fabrication,

Wrought Iron,

Welding, Custom Trailers,

General Metalwork. No job

too big or too small. Ph 021

265 5428 or 03 314 6908.

Find us on facebook/

Glenmark Metal Worx.

glenmarkmetalworx.ltd@gmail.com.

NORTH CANTERBURY

Tree Care. Qualified

Arborist specialising in big

trees in small places, long

term tree plans, Riparian &

shelter planting, land clearing,

stump grinding, branch

chipping, fully insured, free

quotes. Ph 0800 873 336.

PAINTER & Decorator.

Semi retired painter. Small

jobs. Ph Peter 03 312 7945

or 027 693 8360.

PROPERTY maintenance,

lawns, hedges, chainsaw

work, pruning, painting &

minor home alterations.

Town &Country. Ph Mike

03 313 0261.

RANGIORA Rubbish

Removal and RRR skips.

Wheelie bins any frequency

and skips from 1.5 cube to

9cube. Skips and wheelie

bins for any use, rubbish,

greenwaste, building sites

or just cleanups. Give us a

phone call 313 6957 or for

skips 021 313 255.

SCREEN PRINTING.

For all your printing

requirements. T­shirts,

Hoodies, Hi­Vis vests and

polos, Overalls, Caps etc.

Please phone Heather 03

313 0261 or email

heather.norstar@gmail.com.

SHEARER. Hap’s Farm &

Lifestyle Services. Shearing,

crutching, drenching,

tailing, feet trimming &

health check. Trailer, generator

&mobile handpiece

available. Experienced,

reliable and honest. Ph 03

312 1214 or 021 267 4025.

SHOE REPAIRS, key cutting,

engraving, giftware.

10 years experience.

BESK, 683 Main North

Road, Belfast. Telephone

027 311 3423.

VALUATION ­

Specialising in North Canterbury.

Contact Geoff at

Maxwell Valuation. Phone

03 310 8541 or email

geoff@maxval.co.nz.

Builder

LOCAL

BUILDERS

Ring Mark

027 229 7310

for afree quote

www.longsilver

construction.com

•Licensed Building

Practitioner

•Registered

Master

Builder

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Trade &Services

North Canterbury Based

All your Brickwork/ k/Blockwork Needs

• New Build • Alterations • EQC Repairs

• Garden Walls • Pillars • Letter Boxes

• Paving • LBP Registered • Free Quotes

Call Peter 027 306 1612

labrickworkltd7@gmail.com 2193867

PAINTERS

Reg Tradesman

Interior,exterior.

North Canterbury Painters

specialising in decorating for

over 65 at adiscount rate.

Free quotes.

Covering Nth Canty,Oxford,

Kaiapoi, Rangiora, Amberley.

Robin Driver 03 327 7899

or 027 432 3520 1859949

LANDSCAPES

Paving

Patio &Pathways

-New or Existing

Free Quotes

–Competitive Pricing

Blair Gibson

027 699 5815 03 313 7933

Roof Painting

Moss Spraying

Ph Peter

313 0022

allroofs.co.nz

2202007

Pride &Quality Painting

&Decorating Services

20 yrs exp, fast and friendly

service. For all your painting

needs, phone: Martin 310

6187 or 021 128 9867

Builder

Cleaning

M.L.CDomestic

Cleaning &Handyman

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DENTURE CLINIC

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FOR MAYOR

We need an enthusiastic leader who knows our district. I’m committed to

Waimakariri and have 15 years of Council experience. Ipossess an indepth

understanding of current issues, along with strong Council working

relationships which ensures asmooth transition to anew mayor.

Waimakariri’s population could reach

75,000 within 10 years. An estimated

25 percent population increase

requires experienced leadership.

We must plan for growth, hold costs

and minimise rate rises.

In addition to my Council role, Ienjoy working with communities including

Rangiora Promotions, patron North Canterbury Musical Society, Chair

Friends of Rangiora Town Hall and Chair Kaiapoi Art Expo.

Iwant to create closer connections between community and Council,

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

to share their views.

My experience, energy, approachable nature and

commitment to community organisations, combined

with long-term Council experience, makes me

“the best choice for mayor”.

Authorised by: Dan Gordon, 578 Carrs Road, Loburn

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


Out and about in Waimakariri

Laying awreath onAnzac Day with fellow

councillors in Kaiapoi.

Tackling Waimakariri’s traffic congestion.

Supporting the campaign for after-hours

healthcare services.

I’m proud ofworking with the community torestore the West Eyreton

War Memorial Arch.

At Oxford Art Gallery with co-founder Brent Firkin.

Responsive to residents’ concerns.

Authorised by: Dan Gordon, 578 Carrs Road, Loburn

Opening the new Rangiora Eye Care Building.

At the opening the Kaiapoi Art Expo as chair

of the event.

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




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