North Canterbury News: September 19, 2019

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Hemp is hitting the market in New Zealand in anutritious protein bar. Earthworks have begun

in North Canterbury to prepare asite for ahemp processing plant. It will be supplied by local

farmers growing 150 hectares of the crop this summer. Robyn Bristow reports.

Seeds sown for hemp industry

Ahemp processing facility is

expected to be operating near

Culverden in North Canterbury

by March.

Earthworks have begun for

the Mainland Hemp plant, 5km

from Culverden.

It aims to be open in time to

process hemp being grown on

local farms.

The facility has its roots in

The Brothers Green, acompany

that delivered its first Hempy

Bar to local New World

supermarkets this week.

The protein bar, which has an

earthy nutty flavour like amix

between hazelnuts and

pumpkin seeds, is the

brainchild of North

Canterbury­based rural banker

Brad Lake, pharmacist

Brendon McIntosh, and

Michael Burnett, an agribusiness

professional working

for adairy company.

All chose to quit their jobs to

commit to the project.

Once it gained momentum,

Sam Smith, who works on his

parents’ farm outside

Culverden, became involved.

The manufacturing plant was

hatched, and contracting

growers began in earnest.

This season, more than 150

hectares of hemp will be grown

under contract on about 10

family farms in the Hurunui

district, opening up new

opportunities for local

farmers.

The venture had its roots in a

Foodstuffs South Islandsponsored

competition, which

had support from the Ministry

of Awesome and the regional

development agency

ChristchurchNZ. It attracted 69

entrants from around the

country.

Continued Page 2

Founding trio ... From left, Brad Lake, Brendon McIntosh and Michael Burnett. Above: Earthworks at the

site of the processing plant near Culverden.

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By SHELLEY TOPP

Agleaming steam cardrew

plenty of attentionoutside

the AnglersArms Tavern in

Seftonlast week.

The vehicleisa1914

Stanley mountain wagon

owned by LockieSmithand

his father, Daniel, of

Rangiora.

The car is also known as

KingOfThe Mountains due

to its originalpurposeof

carryingpassengerstoEstes

Parkinthe Colorado

Rockies, where theStanley

Hotel still stands.

The vehiclewas

purchased by the Smiths in

Britain at theGreatDorset

Steam Fair in Augustlast

year. It then tookfive

monthsfor thecar to be

transported to NewZealand.

It is nowpart of the

Smiths’ private vehicle

collection andisprovingan

eye­catcheronWaimakariri

roads.Lockie wasout with a

group of his friends in the

Stanley lastFriday, visiting

the Leithfield Hotel,the

AshleyHotel andstopping

for lunch at theAnglers

ArmsTavern in Sefton on

the way backtoRangiora.

The stylishold steam car

is ‘‘a bit of ahandful’’ to

drive and blanketsare

necessarytokeep

Hemp to be grown on 150 hectares

From Page 1

Brendon and Brad picked up

an $85,000 prize package as

the winnersofthe competition

for startup businessesmaking

innovativefood products.

Brendon said winning was

awesome,but they were naive

abouthow longitwould take

to get the product to market.

Theirfirst stop was witha

food developer with aview to

gettingthe product to market

by Marchthis year.

‘‘We quickly learnt that it

wasn’t goingtobeeasy.’’

He and Brad then decided

to quit their jobstogive the

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months later theysought the

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Standing out ... Lockie Smith, of Rangiora, with the 1914 Stanley Steamer Mountain Wagon he owns

with his father, Daniel Smith, of Rangiora, outside the Anglers Arms Tavern in Sefton.

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scale of the operation needed

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Foodstuffs alsobegan to

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‘‘Thismotivated us to go a

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‘‘But we arereallypleased

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He saysthere are plans to

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Water standards sure to bite

By ROBYN BRISTOW

The Government’sproposed

nationalenvironmental

standardsfor freshwater are

predictedtohaveahuge

impact on North Canterbury,

far beyond the farmgate.

The farmingindustry is

voicing its concern aboutthe

financial impactonfarmers,

communities, and businesses

that rely on the spend from the

ruralsector to survive.

Farmers and farming

leaders are critical of the

apparent haste to implement

the standards.

Thereisalso concernsthat

so muchmis­informationwas

now circulating aboutthe

freshwater document thatit

was almost dividing

communities, where farmers

were being labelled the bad

guys by communitiesthathad

grownout of servicing the

industry.

Hawarden farmerDan

Hodgen says, giventhe sizeof

the document and its potential

impacts,the eight­week

consultation period provided

by the Government was ‘‘pretty

cynical and very, very

disappointing’’.

Dan, who is also North

CanterburyFederated

Farmers senior vice­president

and on the national meat and

wool executive council, says

only threefarmer meetings

were being held in the South

Island by the Ministry for the

Environmenttodiscussthe

proposals, but nonewould be

northofAshburton.

‘‘It’s really disappointing

from agovernmentthat is

trying to convince us that it

Jamie McFadden

doesn’t hate farmers.’’

Dan says there hasbeen a

hugeamount of work doneby

farmersinthe Hurunui

district.

‘‘There has beenalot of cool

stuff done to protect waterways

and wetlands voluntarily, but a

lot of thatisnow goingtocome

backtobite them. It is

frustrating.’’

The Government needs to

workwith farmers, not against

them, he says. Many farmers

had changed their practices in

response to water quality

issues.

‘‘A lot of community­led work

is beingdone in

neighbourhoods and on farms.

It is goingtotakeaperiodof

timetosee the fullbenefits of

it.

‘‘Regulators seem to think

thatwriting something down

on paper is more important

thantaking action. It is like

doing afarm plan and having it

audited.Actions are going to

makethe change,not words,’’

he says.

Rural Advocacy Network

chairman Jamie McFadden

saysthe proposals are a

‘‘shocker’’.

‘‘Ithas so manyimpractical

rules, and if implemented as is,

would send many of our

farmersbroke —not to

mention ratepayers too.Itis

particularly harshonour most

environmentallyprogressive

farmers,’’hesays.

Jamie, whohas studied the

document,says all wetlands

havetobefenced off from

cattle, deer and pigs. ‘‘This is

all farms —plains, hill and

highcountry. Many hill and

highcountry farmers have 20 to

50 wetlands,some up to 100.

Veryfew are fenced.

‘‘So, once again, those

farmersthat have left natural

areas on their land are being

penalised by government

policy, whereas those farms

thathave previouslycleared

all bushand wetlands are free

of regulation.

‘‘Themessagethis

government is sending is, if

farmers haveleft natural areas

on their land, then they willbe

burdenedwith regulation.

Expect the same from the

nationalpolicy statement on

biodiversity.

‘‘There are araft of rules

proposed not only in wetlands,

but also on farmed areas

Dan Hodgen ... ‘‘It’s really disappointing from agovernment that

is trying to convince us that it doesn’t hate farmers.’’

PHOTO: FILE

surrounding wetlands.These

farmersneedadviceand

supporttohelp them protect

wetlands, not abig stick.’’

Jamie says all farmersare

affected by the freshwater

proposals.

‘‘However, thosefarmers

that havechosen to not

intensively develop their

propertiesand instead run low

environmental impactfarms

are being punished by rules

that severely constrain their

future options and strip away

the valueoftheir carefully

nurtured landasset.

‘‘Intensive farms are also

being hardhit, particularlyin

some areas wheresignificant

nitrogen reductionsare being

sought. Thesefarmers,ingood

faith,went through proper

consent processes and upon

receiving those consentsspent

millions developing their

properties,only to havethe rug

pulledfromunder their feet.

‘‘Yes,farmers need to make

changes where theirfarming

activities have causedserious

water qualityproblems, but

thereneeds to be afairer

process.

‘‘Does anyoneinpolicythink

aboutthe consequences?’’ he

says.

Hurunui MayorWinton

Dalley, who has been afarmer

all his life,says the measures

will affecturban ratepayersas

well,particularlythrough

having to upgrade town water

supplies.

‘‘Some small towns could be

looking at millions of dollars

just to make arelatively minor

improvement in water

quality,’’ he says.

‘‘It could cost $10,000a

household in some towns.’’

But the costsdon’t stop

there. Aside from the hugecost

to farmers, particularly with

fencing and the difficulties that

ariseonhill and high country

farms, hundreds, if not

thousands of peoplewill have

to be employedtomonitor

compliance.

‘‘There will also be no place

for our voluntary groups who

are working away doing great

stuff.’’

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Power to the pupils: Students gear up

By DAVID HILL

Rangiora New Life School

pupils are powering up for next

month’s Evolocity Challenge.

The school is building four

electric­powered vehicles to

compete in the Canterbury

regional competition on

November 2.

It plans to send at least one to

the national event in Hamilton

later in the month.

Technology teacher Graham

Lamb says the school is entering

four vehicles across four

classes.

He says his pupils also have

an old vehicle built by Rangiora

High School students four years

ago, which was bought off

TradeMe for practising on and

to gain inspiration.

Mr Lamb says Evolocity was

started in Canterbury in 2014

with backing from the

University of Canterbury. It has

since spread to other regions.

‘‘It opens up students to

possible futures in engineering

and teaches them about

sustainability. Electric vehicles

are the future.’’

The average person who

drives 12,000km to 15,000km a

year will burn more than 40,000

litres of petrol —the equivalent

to one petrol tanker load —over

their lifetime.

He believes more than half of

the 13 pupils involved in the

project will go on to study

engineering at university, while

others will go into trades,

computer work, and one intends

to pursue amedical degree.

‘‘They are all on their second

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competition allows them to

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them better, more efficient and

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Vehicles are tested on race

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appearance, design and

presentation.

Races include head to head

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The North Canterbury News, September 19, 2019

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Ataste of grass-roots

politics in Waipara

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Toka Te Taua took abit of following. He

was an orator on the move with ahuge

interestinwater.Vince Daly was just as

peeved aboutwaterquality and its

potential cost to ratepayers as those asking

the questions. Fiona Harris madeno

bonesabout the stateofthe footpathin

Waipara and her growth as asitting

councillor.

Stephen Carr, abusy person, saidhehad

apassion for his localHurunui

community, and had drive and

enthusiasm.

All four are east ward candidates in the

Hurunui District Council elections,and

were first up at aMeet the Candidates

meeting in the Waipara Hall last

Wednesday evening. Agood number of

locals turnedout.

The mayoral candidates opened the

second act.Marie Black saidshe offered

calm,sensible leadership. JuliaMcLean

focused on aresilient, empowered

community.

PeggyBurrows emphasisedher track

record in governance, resilience and

integrity.

It was getting pretty late by the time the

thirdact began. Somesaw the five­minute

breakbefore candidatesfor the North

Canterbury constituencyofEnvironment

Canterbury took the podium as achance to

slip into the darkness.

Overall, there was much to enthuse

about, plenty to clap aboutand plentyto

thinkabout before postal ballotpapers

starttoappearinmailboxes in the next

few days.

Most displayedanintimate knowledge

of the district,its infrastructure andits

needs.

Waterand its quality, or lack thereof,

was high on everyone’s agenda.

Only Vince bravely pointed out the

millionsneeded to meet the new water

standardsand how much thatwas goingto

affect ratepayers’pockets.

Inevitably, childcare arose.Child care

is Julia’s baby.She is passionateabout

encouraging more ‘‘diversity’’ around the

council and sees the paymentasameans

to free up youngpeople to standfor

council.

Unfortunately, she thoughtany childcare

payment the Remuneration Authority

had set maxed out at $6000per member,

no matter how many children that person

had. The policy debated by the councilat

its Junemeeting —straight from the

RemunerationAuthority —states it is

$6000per childuptothe age of 14. Julia

was unfortunate in not being abletoattend

that meeting.

The chairman, Ben Kepes,tookJulia’s

word that it was $6000 amember, despite

Mariesaying it was $6000 per child. Marie

addedthat, despiteitbeing votedout by

the council,itwould be up for debate

againwhen the new councilwas elected.

Peggystoodshoulder­to­shoulder with

Julia, literally, in supportofher bid to

attract diversity around the table.

Meanwhile, the council has voted

againstpaying for child care of up to $6000

per child per member, per year, up to the

age of 14.

Climatechange,and signing up to a

climate­change emergency,did not gain a

lot of traction, whileaquestionontourism,

and its impact on climate, was muddied in

translation.

The old Waipara tipwas discussed.

Vince said the council had fundsset aside

and it monitoredold dumpsites to ensure

they werenot aproblem.

Julia wrapped up by saying she wanted

everyonetohave agood experience when

they interacted with thecouncil. She

believed therewas a‘‘culture’’that

needed addressed within the organisation

so everyone was treated with respect.

Peggy emphasisedgood governance,

strongleadership and the need for a

strategy­driven council. The economies of

the Hurunui and North Canterburyregion

needed to be grown, she said.

Marie saidlocal governmentwas a

clumsy beastwhich could make it difficult

to get peopleengaged, and keep them

informed.

People’s visions hadtobeweighed

againstthe financialcapabilities of the

district’s ratepayers,she said.

People were gettingfidgety by the time

it was the ECancandidates’ turn to speak.

It had beenalong night and some of the

audience faded intothe night. Butthe

third act played out without ahitch.

For those who missed the Waipara

event, the Balcairn Public Hall Society is

holdingaMeet The Candidates evening

tomorrow, Friday, September 20, at 7pm

for the three mayoral candidates, and the

five standing for the South Ward.

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KAIKOURA VIEWS

WINSTON GRAY, MAYOR

The help keeps coming

It is nearly three years since the 2016

earthquake struck our area.

It is hard to imagine where we stand

today.

Ahuge thanks must go to central

government for its support, which is

ongoing.

Along the highway, work is still

carrying on, while work in Kaikoura is

really ramping up.

Bridges are being built, water works

are still going on, and our sewer works

are being carried out at the moment.

The amount of time central

government spent here in the early days

was an incredible story of support. Then

we went through apolitical change and

the support carried on.

Once completed, the highway works

will provide for visitors and local traffic

alike, with stop­off areas, toilets and

general tidying up being done.

Throughout the event, local

government stepped up and supported

us from around the country, with staff

being given to us and the community

supported financially.

Avote of thanks to all of you.

As Inear the end of nine years being

involved in local government, it is time

to reflect on what has happened.

The last three years loom large as far

as work goes. It has been achallenge for

all of us to get through.

It has been difficult to minimise the

impact of costs to our community as far

as rates go. This has been the biggest

challenge for our council.

Iwould like to thank all of our council

for the work they have put in and to the

staff having to work through the quake.

With alot of change going on, it has

been difficult. Abig thank­you to you all.

Locally, there have been so many

people who have stood up to support the

community.

Iremember the first few weeks where

locals just turned up and made things

happen, with the delivery of goods to

people, as well as water delivered

around the town and to coastal areas.

There was so much going on.

Abig thanks to Mark Fissenden for

pushing the container mall at the west

end of town.

This has been agame­changer for the

community and keeps visitors in town

spending money, which supports the

whole community.

There is so much still to do and Iam

confident that we will be in abetter

place in the future.

Budding cadets invited to apply

for 10 Waimakariri vacancies

Applications are open for the

WaimakaririDistrict Council’s new

CivilDefencecadets programme.

The CivilDefence Emergency

ManagementCadet Unitwill

provide young people with achance

to gain valuable skills, earnNCEA

credits and getinvolvedinthe

communityinanengaging way.

The unit is thefirst of its kindin

New Zealand and will runalongside

otheryouth and cadetprogrammes

in the district such as the Air

Training Corps and St John’s cadets.

The new programmeisfor people

aged 12 to 17 and providestraining

in Civil Defence and emergency

managementand skills from partner

emergency service agencies.

The 2020 programmewill begin in

February, with cadets training

weeklyonTuesday eveningsfrom

6pm to 8pm and having the

opportunity to attend weekend

camps during the year.

Trainingwill include visitsto

local emergency service agencies,as

well as learning about aspects of

rescue, welfare,incident

management,how to use radios,

navigation and leadership.

There are just 10 spaces available

for the 2020programme.Young

peoplecan apply online on the

Waimakariri District Council

website or email

cdem.cadets@wmk.govt.nz.

Abadge designcompetition is also

being run. Thoseaged 12 to 17 are

encouragedtosend in their designs.

Entry details can be found on the

council’s website.

Councils are no place

for the faint-hearted

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Earthquake recovery across all three

NorthCanterbury districtcouncils has

been relentless and costly.

It has takenits tollonmany, including

thoseelectedtothe Waimakariri, Hurunui

and Kaikoura District Councils.

But all three geographically and

demographically diverse councils arenow

moving forward.

Thosewho havehelped guide the

districts through the post­quake recovery

are now handing over the batonand

steppingback fromlocal government.

Electors will havethe opportunity to

vote on who they think shouldreplace the

three, three­term North Canterbury

Mayors —David AyersinWaimakariri,

Winton Dalley in Hurunui, and Winston

Gray in Kaikoura.

Ballot papers for localgovernment

elections begin to arriveinmailboxeslate

next week. Voters will alsobeable to

choose their favoured candidates across

councils, community boards and wards.

The districts vary greatly. The

Waimakariridistrict has one of the fastestgrowing

populations in NewZealand,

particularly since the 2010­2011

Christchurch earthquakes sentquake

refugees in search of anew home.

It also has twomain urban areas —

Rangiora and Kaiapoi —with several

thriving smaller rural settlements, with the

two mainones, Woodend and Oxford,

experiencinggrowing populations.

The landscape is made up of large dairy

farms, beef and sheep farms, cropping

farmsand many lifestyle blocks.

The Hurunui,incontrast, is asprawling

ruraldistrict with two main centres—

Amberley and Hanmer Springs —along

with anumber of rural towns, and amix of

farmsand rural lifestyle blocks.

It has ahuge roadingnetwork, which a

smallpopulation has to helpmaintain

through rates, and growing populations in

Amberley and Hanmer Springs that

demand better infrastructure, which

comesatacost.Added to this is the

burgeoning visitor numbers that come to

enjoythe vineyards, the Hanmer Springs

thermal attraction, and many other niche

tourist ventures.

Kaikouraisavisitor destinationwith a

smallpopulation whichishavingtodig

deep to meet roading, infrastructure and

amenity costs.Itisalso home to dairy

farms, sheep,beef and deer farms, and a

wide mix of businesses.

It will be no easy task deciding who is

best to lead these threedistricts into the

three­year cycle. There are formidable

line­ups in all three districts.The only

certainty is thatHurunui will have its first

femalemayor, withnomen amongthe

candidates.

Nine are seeking Waimakariri’s top job

and five are chasing Kaikoura’s mayoralty.

Being amayor or councillorisnot the

sexiest of jobs,nor is the pay. It takes a

special kind of person to wanttobeapart

of local government.They are roles

requiringplenty of guts,determination,

patience and alot of time.

It is ahuge commitmentand anyone

brave enoughtoseek office has to be

prepared for more than just core council

business.Itisnolonger justaboutrates

bills,potholes,footpaths, roads,mown

verges, housing, waterand beautiful parks

and reserves.

Councillors today are being held to

account for everything from climate

change to water quality, and old or worn

out infrastructure which deliverswaterto

homes and carries sewageaway from

them. Then there are the challenges of

obtainingresource consents, providingfor

visitors, and maintainingvibrant

communities. It is acomplex job, wrapped

in bundles of red tape and legislation set

from Wellington.

Local bodyrepresentatives face the

challengeoftrying to satisfythe masses, on

abudget dictated by how brave they are

about ratesbills,and boundbythe

intricacies of nationallegislationthatis

increasingly costing councils andtheir

ratepayers.

Councillors are individuals who have

been voted into theirpositions by a

democratic system in whichweall havean

opportunity to playapart.

Many who criticise havespent no time at

ameetingtosee whatreally goeson. It is

usually only when they are affected by

somethingthey are passionate about that

they turn out, often in force, to show their

contempt. Thisisoften after long drawnout

consultation.

Councils operateunder many legislative

constraints and acode of conduct. Perhaps

the day hasarrived whenwork at alocal

level needs an overhaul because of rising

costs,reflectedinever­growing rates bills.

Already there are councilslookingover

their boundaries to try to findways of

working with their neighbourstomake

local governmentmore efficient and less

costly. It is agreat idea.

Or do we justneed the Government to

recognisethat it should be its jobto

implement the big stuff —alongwith its

rules and regulations that have anational

impact—and leavethe localstuff to

councils, likeitwas back in the day.

Peoplecan vote as soon as ballot papers

arrive. Votingcloses at noon on October 12.

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Waimakariri 8:08am 2.2 1:54am 0.7 8:52am 2.2 2:37am 0.7 9:38am 2.2 3:23am 0.7 10:27am 2.2 4:11am 0.7 11:18am 2.3 5:02am 0.6

5:55am 0.6 12:39am 2.2 6:50am 0.5

Mouth

8:27pm 2.1 2:15pm 0.7 9:14pm 2.1 3:01pm 0.7 10:03pm 2.1 3:51pm 0.7 10:53pm 2.1 4:45pm 0.7 11:45pm 2.2 5:39pm 0.7 12:12pm 2.3 6:34pm 0.6 1:09pm 2.4 7:28pm 0.5

Amberley 8:08am 2.2 1:54am 0.7 8:52am 2.2 2:37am 0.7 9:38am 2.2 3:23am 0.7 10:27am 2.2 4:11am 0.7 11:18am 2.3 5:02am 0.6

5:55am 0.6 12:39am 2.2 6:50am 0.5

Beach

8:27pm 2.1 2:15pm 0.7 9:14pm 2.1 3:01pm 0.7 10:03pm 2.1 3:51pm 0.7 10:53pm 2.1 4:45pm 0.7 11:45pm 2.2 5:39pm 0.7 12:12pm 2.3 6:34pm 0.6 1:09pm 2.4 7:28pm 0.5

8:17am 2.2 2:03am 0.7 9:01am 2.2 2:46am 0.7 9:47am 2.2 3:32am 0.7 10:36am 2.2 4:20am 0.7 11:27am 2.3 5:11am 0.6

6:04am 0.6 12:48am 2.2 6:59am 0.5

Motunau 8:36pm 2.1 2:24pm 0.7 9:23pm 2.1 3:10pm 0.7 10:12pm 2.1 4:00pm 0.7 11:02pm 2.1 4:54pm 0.7 11:54pm 2.2 5:48pm 0.7 12:21pm 2.3 6:43pm 0.6 1:18pm 2.4 7:37pm 0.5

8:19am 2.2 2:05am 0.7 9:03am 2.2 2:48am 0.7 9:49am 2.2 3:34am 0.7 10:38am 2.2 4:22am 0.7 11:29am 2.3 5:13am 0.6

6:06am 0.6 12:50am 2.2 7:01am 0.5

Gore Bay 8:38pm 2.1 2:26pm 0.7 9:25pm 2.1 3:12pm 0.7 10:14pm 2.1 4:02pm 0.7 11:04pm 2.1 4:56pm 0.7 11:56pm 2.2 5:50pm 0.7 12:23pm 2.3 6:45pm 0.6 1:20pm 2.4 7:39pm 0.5

8:15am 1.7 2:06am 0.5 8:59am 1.7 2:49am 0.5 9:46am 1.7 3:34am 0.5 10:34am 1.7 4:20am 0.5 11:25am 1.8 5:08am 0.5

5:59am 0.5 12:45am 1.7 6:53am 0.4

Kaikoura 8:38pm 1.6 2:25pm 0.5 9:25pm 1.6 3:12pm 0.6 10:13pm 1.6 4:02pm 0.5 11:02pm 1.6 4:53pm 0.5 11:53pm 1.7 5:46pm 0.5 12:19pm 1.8 6:39pm 0.5 1:13pm 1.9 7:32pm 0.4

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Friends pitch in for hospital

By RACHEL MACDONALD

Oxford Hospital marks 100

years next March, and the

Friends of Oxford Hospital

are already starting to pull

together plans for areunion.

New president Linda Huria

hopes the gathering will draw

past staff, patients, and

babies born there when it was

still largely amaternity

service provider.

She worked at the hospital

for 35 years, as acook and

then as ahealthcare

assistant, before retiring and

taking up volunteer roles in

the community.

‘‘I got involved with the

Friends back when Iretired.

I’ve had such along

connection to the hospital

and wanted to give something

back,’’ she says.

‘‘We’ve got an amazing

group of ladies working to

support the hospital —some

are past staff, some are

current staff, but we all have

adeep connection.’’

It’s an active group, she

says, fundraising constantly

to help make things easier for

those passing through the

hospital, as well as longerterm

patients —those

needing hospital­level and

palliative care —who call it

home.

‘‘In the last two years, we

have raised enough for two

air­conditioning/heat pump

units for the new wing of the

hospital.

‘‘We’ve installed new

drapes and sun­blinds into

some of the rooms that used

to get really warm during the

day, purchased sheets and

duvet sets for Room 12, and

added new furniture to rooms

to make them feel more

homely,’’ she says.

And on the practical side, a

Sara Steady hoist, courtesy of

the Friends, is an asset for

patient mobility, Linda says.

Then there are the little

touches.

‘‘All the long­stay patients

enjoy birthday cakes. We

subscribe to the popular

historical NZ Memories

magazine as well, and

distribute that to patients.

The hospital is also home to

Blue, the cat, and we cover all

his food and vet bills,’’ she

says.

‘‘As the weather gets

warmer, we’ll be taking

patients out for bus outings

too, and there are our

popular fish­and­chip

evenings as well.’’

Come Christmas, Santa

visits to deliver carols and

afternoon tea. And two years

ago, acake stall at the Oxford

A&P Show, along with

contributions from friends

and staff, helped raise money

for the Christchurch Hospital

helipad, apotential life­saver

for North Cantabrians in

need of rapid response.

The Friends draw on

community support from

donations, raffles, and sales

from their remarkably varied

sales table at the hospital.

The next project is a

medical air mattress for bedbound

patients, which can be

inflated and let down

regularly to avoid bed sores.

Then there’s the centenary

to fund and organise.

Any funds are always

gratefully received, and if

anyone knows someone who

would be keen to help the

hospital celebrate its 100th

Years of service ... Linda Huria used to work at Oxford Hospital.

Now she heads avolunteer group which helps the hospital and its

patients.

PHOTO: RACHEL MACDONALD

anniversary, she would love

an introduction, Linda says.

She can be contacted on:

lindahuria@xtra.co.nz or you

can email:

vivennegarrett@outlook.com.

All donations go

directly to the hospital cause.

Walk for

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North Canterbury residents are being

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The 8km Snap Fitness Rangiora Walk

for Awarenessisbeing held for the

second year on Sunday, October 6. It

aims to bring people together in a

friendlyenvironmentwhere mental

health issues can be discussed openly,

organiserJoHawley­Smith says.

‘‘It’s awalk to encourage peopletobe

open and talk about depression,anxiety

and suicide, and the triggers leadingtoit.

‘‘We had 100 peoplelast year, so we

want to get at least that manythis year.’’

The walks for awareness movement

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young businesspeople who had lost

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The movement soon spread across

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Snap Fitness centres in New Zealand,

which have used the event to raise funds

for the ‘‘I Am Hope’’ initiative founded by

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‘‘It’s cool for us to do it locally and it’s

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anyone,’’ Jo says.

She says the walk will leave from Snap

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‘‘It’s well recognised that thereare

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By SHELLEY TOPP

New research into roadsafety

and driverattitudes has found

many drivers in Canterbury

overestimate their ability and

blameothers for road­safety

problems.

The research was done by

Research First for the

Hurunui, Kaikoura,

Waimakariri, Selwyn,

Ashburton,Waitaki, Timaru,

McKenzie and Waimate district

councils, Environment

Canterbury and the New

Zealand Transport Agencyto

determine region­specific

attitudes and perceptions

towards roadsafety.Councils

across Canterbury work

together to address driver

problems, says Waimakariri

District Mayor and Canterbury

RegionalRoadSafety Working

Groupchairman DavidAyers.

‘‘Infrastructure and vehicle

safety improvements, speed

managementand enforcement

only go so far in keepingroad

userssafe,’’ he says.

‘‘We still needtoensurewe

have road users who take

responsibility,are skilled,

competent, alertand

unimpaired.’’

Waimakariri District Council

road safety co­ordinator Kathy

Graham says all drivers need to

do an honest appraisal of their

driving. ‘‘Many of us feel other

drivers are the ones who need

to drive better, or we believeit

is reckless drivers, or that the

people who crashare taking

risks.

‘‘Howeverweare regularly

seeing crashes in our district

involving peoplewho drive the

same routeevery day. They

know the area well,yet they

still fail to fullystop at an

intersection and don’t see

another car approaching, or

they are distractedand end up

running off the road,

sometimeswith serious

consequences, particularly on

our higherspeed roads.’’

Forty percent of those

surveyed rated their own

driving ability as above

average, while the same group

considered 70% to be only

average drivers. Nearlyhalf

rated aggressive and impatient

drivers, and those using

cellphones,asseriousrisks.

Distracted drivers and

speeding drivers werealso a

big concern.

However, collisionsat

intersectionsand hightraffic

volumes were consideredthe

most serious risks.

Many drivers surveyed also

considered road crashes and

fatalities an inevitable risk of

driving and were sceptical

about measures seeking to

changebehaviour.

‘‘The research highlighted

that people do careaboutroad

safety, particularly if theyhave

children in thevehicle with

them or have experiencedthe

loss of aloved one due to a

motor­vehiclecrash,’’ Kathy

says. ‘‘We would like everyone

to consider the impacts our

behaviour on the road can have

on others.’’

No­one, she says, wantsto

look back and regretanact of

poor driving thatcauseda

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Grey day for sailing ... Competitors operate their boats from the shoreline during the Pegasus Radio Sailing

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PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP

Competitors assailed by the weather

The Pegasus Radio Sailing Club

facedadverse weather on the

firstday of the 2019IOM

(internationalone metre)

Canterbury Provincial

Championships lastSaturday.

The two­day regatta was held

on LakePegasus, with cold

Taking awalk is abreeze in the Waimakariri

This year’s annual Breeze

Walking Festival will include six

Waimakariri walks.

The Waimakariri District

Council has collaboratedwith the

Christchurch CityCouncil and the

Selwyn District Council to provide

more than50walks for the

festival, which runsfrom

September28toOctober 13.

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abilities and interests.

The walks in Waimakaririare

the Otukaikina to Waimakariri

overcastconditions and showers

prevailing on Saturday.

‘‘We couldn’t have got aworse

day weather­wise,’’the club’s

resourcemanager for the event,

Ian McGregor, said. ‘‘ We are

happywith the turnout, not so

happywith the weather.’’

Long Loop Walk on September28;

the Forest Awakens Walk at

TuhaitaraCoastal Park on

October 5; the Silver Stream

Reserve West Walk on October 6;

the Twilight River Bird Discovery

Walk along the Ashley­Rakahuri

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residents and visitors to explore

Competitors came fromall

around New Zealand.

The Pegasus club was

established in 2018and now has

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15

Special guests ... Kaiapoi High School principal Bruce Kearney, front, right, was thrilled

to unveil the new gymnasium last Friday. With him are, from left, Brosnan Construction site

manager Keith O’Donohue, Waimakariri Mayoress and Mayor Marilyn and David Ayers,

Brosnan regional manager Rudi MacDonald, and David Hobern, from the Ministry of

Education.

Emotional workout

forprincipal at gym

By DAVID HILL

The opening of Kaiapoi HighSchool’s

new gymnasium was emotionalinmore

waysthanone.

PrincipalBruce Kearney admitted

duringhis address at the official opening

that he had doubts the school would get

the gymnasium it wanted.

‘‘This is an emotional day for me.It’s

been alongtime coming and there are

somerelationshipswe’vebuilt overthis

time.

‘‘Following the earthquakes there was

an emphasis on collaboration in creating

assetsthatwere not locked up outside

normal hours andwould be made

available to the wider community.Sadly,

that didn’t really happen.

‘‘But, in our case, we engaged with the

council early on to see whether they

would come on board and supportour

community.’’

The result wasamajor financial

contribution tothe project.

‘‘I know this wasn’t an easy decisionfor

the council, as there are always parties

who believe the fundsshould be spent

elsewhere.’’

Mr Kearney also paid tribute to

retiringWaimakariri Mayor David Ayers

and his wifeMarilyn for the support they

have giventothe school over the last nine

years.

In declaring it officially open, Mr Ayers

❛This is an emotional day for

me. It’s been along time

coming and there are some

relationships we’ve built over

this time.❜

—Kaiapoi High School principalBruce Kearney

said he was impressed with the new

facility.

‘‘I try not to go into buildingsbefore

they are officially opened, but I’veheard

this is agreat building and I’m just trying

to absorb the moment.

‘‘This is goingtobe agreat facilityfor

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events.

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Work on Ashley River

along labour of love

By SHELLEY TOPP

The Ashley­Rakahuri RivercareGroup

is reflecting on 20 years of voluntary

environmental protection work on the

river.

Its efforts, supported by the

community, have led to an increase in

breedingpopulations of braided­river

birdsonthe Ashley­Rakahuri River,

whereas most other South Island rivers

are not faring as well.

This success was recognised

internationally last year, when the

groupwon the Australasian Wildlife

ManagementSociety annualaward for

practical wildlife management, andin

2010 whenitwon the Canterbury­

Aoraki Conservation Award.

The group’s members say their

success has beendependent on good

public awarenessand support from the

Waimakariri community, service

groups and land management decisionmakers.

Trapping predatorsisthe group’s

predominant field activity,for which

many volunteersare needed.

‘‘We havewelcomedincreased

recognition, leading to morevolunteers

offering to maintainasignificant

extension of ourtrap lines,’’ trapping

co­ordinator PeterWhitehead says.

Support from localbusinesses has

also playedanimportant role, with

donations of materials, rangingfrom

bait to trap­making materials, plus

ongoing financial supportfrom the

group’s onlysponsor, Karikaas Natural

Dairy ProductsinLoburn.

Alongsidepredator control, weed

invasion remains aconsiderable

challenge. To thisend, members have

beenworking with Environment

Canterburyand the Department of

Conservationtoresearch bestpractice

to control the spread of riverbedweeds.

Also, the Rangiora­based gravel

extractors Taggarts Earthmoving Ltd

haveshown thateven large­scale

shingleextraction can benefitthe river,

as it creates weed­free areasthe birds

musthave for successful breeding.

It is hopedaresearchprojectthis

yearinto the weedproblemwill

eventually prove useful New Zealandwide.

Four­wheel­drive activity on the

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lastyear.

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it is only publicacceptance of the need

to eliminate thisdisturbance that will

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Lastyear, ashort film, Rakahuri

Rescue,was madetodescribe the work

doneonthe river. It can be seen on the

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Show continues to bloom

By DAVID HILL

The Woodend Community

Centre will be in full bloom

next month.

Flowers, daffodils,floral

art and othercreative items

will be on display for the

87th annual Woodend

Spring FlowerShow on

Saturday, October 5.

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each year.‘‘Entriesare

increasing by 200 to 300

everyyear,’’ she says.

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exception, with anovice

daffodil competition added.

Floral Art North

Canterbury will also be

holding afloral art

exhibition in conjunction

with the show.

Last year, pre­school

classes were successfully

added, which means

childrenofall ages can

enter, Lyanne says.

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baking, fruitand

vegetables, preserves,

handcrafts,photography

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Showy ... Winning daffodil

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gumboot.

‘‘My husband was not

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metal’class. He was

thrilled.’’

Lyannesays the show was

originallystarted by local

farmers’ wives 87 years ago,

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Woodend Garden Cluband

the Woodend Lions.

Younger membersare

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‘‘Most of the ladiesare

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the emails and the

technology.’’

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In brief

23

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Earlybird entriesfor the

Pegasus Bay Winery’s Vine

Run shut off at the end of this

month.

The Vine Run, on January

28, 2020,isinits thirdyear.

Organisers have addedan

18km option for moreserious

athletes.

The 18km challenge starts

at 8.30am.Ittakes in some of

the neighbour’s property and

has viewsover theWaipara

Valley and out to sea.

OrganiserMike Donaldson

says the extra distance has

been added to appeal to a

broader and more

competitive rangeof

athletes.Itisopen only to

runners.

However,the 6km and

10km walk/runs will cater for

all otherlevels of fitness and

offers people the chance to

have abit of fun, dress up, or

form agroupand enjoysome

team bonding.

Mike says the start time for

both of thesecourses has

been broughtforward halfan

hour to 9.30am in abid to

avoidthe heatofthe day.

But, aside from the 18km

eventand the earlier start,

little has changed, he says.

All proceeds willgotothe

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year, and $18,000the first

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will alsocontinue to expand.

The early bird pricingfor

those over 18 is $65,while

under­18s are $35.Children

under 13 mustbewith an

adult at all times.

From October 1, the entry

fee will increaseto$75 and

$40.

Every competitorover 18

will receiveabottle of

Pegasus Bay wine.

The PegasusBay Winery

and Vineyard is afamily

affair, with the Donaldson

familyseriously involved in

wine sincethe early 1970s.

They are pioneers of the

North Canterburywine

region.

Ivan Donaldsonhas beena

Day in the country ... Entrants in last year’s VineRun.

member of the New Zealand

Brain ResearchInstitute

board since 2006 and

established Friends of the

NZBRI to raisefunds for

neurological research.

He has had adistinguished

career as an associate

professor and consultant

PHOTO: SUPPLIED

neurologist. He is also awine

writer and winejudge, and

overseesviticulture and

winestyles, starting the

vineyard whileholdingdown

his day job.

His family is deeply

involved in the winery in a

range of roles.

Fuel price war

Rangiora motorists have been enjoying some of

the cheapest fuel in the country after the

opening of the town’s NPD service station.

NPD’s sharp opening fuel prices saw its

competitors enter the fray, leaving motorists the

winners. Drivers were quick to take advantage,

topping up vehicles and containers. Headline

fuelprices were, on average, 25 cents alitre

cheaper than further afield, before any card or

voucherdiscounts were applied.

Blue September

Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey wants North

Canterbury men to talk about prostate cancer.

He says ‘‘Blue September’’isachance to raise

awareness. ‘‘We need men to become more

aware of it and to raise awareness for wives and

partners, because, as we know, they arethe ones

talking about important healthissues and

making appointments with GPs. It’s about

making sure men are aware of the risks and

making sure they’re getting regular checks.’’

For more information about Blue September go

to blueseptember.org.nz, or to learn more about

prostatecancer go to prostate.org.nz.

Lost and found

The following property is reported as lost to the

police in the North Canterbury area (Rangiora

unless stated): Amale’s gold wedding band, a

gold ring with eight diamonds and three

sapphires, ablack wallet, ablack Samsung 10

cellphone in ablack case, ablack sportsbagwith

clothes,makeupand aMacbook, aRed Olympus

CG5 camera (Cheviot), and adark wallet

(Kaiapoi).

The following property is at the Rangiora

Police Station (unlessstated otherwise): Abow

ring, an iPhone 5inapurple case and aman’s

silver signet ring.

HĀPUKUBRIDGE UPCOMING NIGHT CLOSURES

HāpukuBridge, just north of Kaikōura, needs some structural repairstothe piles and to

do this safely we need to close the bridgefor up to twohourswhile we lift and lowerthe

bridgedecks. This will be done at night when traffic volumes arelow,tominimise any

disruption to road users.

To reducethe impact of traffic loading on the

bridgeitiscurrently one-way with aspeed limit

of 30km. This will remain in placeuntil the

completion of the bridgerepairs.

Therepair workswill requirejacking up the

bridgedecksby10mm so that we can work on

the bearings underneath. Thebridgehas three

deckseach supportedbyfour piers.Work will

not be visible from the road as we areworking

under the bridge.

Work is not weather dependent. Provision will be

made foremergency services.

When: Starting in the early hoursof

Tuesday24September and then every

Tuesdayfor 13 weeks(last closure

17 December)

Time: Between midnight and 2am,

each Tuesday.

TRAVELLING TO THE

KAIKŌURA HOP?

Prepare forextratraffic on the

road over The Kaikōura Hop weekend

18 –22September 2019.

Forthose of youtravelling, pleaseexpect

delays.Trafficwill still be down to one lane

at some sites, with stop/goortrafficlights

in place. Thetraveltimebetween

Christchurchand Picton is still expected

to be 5½hoursbut allow plentyoftime

in caseofdelays.Between Clarenceand

Kaikōuratherewill be approximately two

shortstops. BetweenOaroand Kaikōura

therewill be three.

Thingscan changeatshortnotice so

please checkreal-timetravelinformation:

call 08004HIGHWAYS (0800 44 44 49)

or visit www.nzta.govt.nz/p2c.

Enjoythe event!


LOCAL BODY ELECTIONS

24 The North Canterbury News, September 19, 2019

Kiaora,mynameisJay Webb andI’m seekingyourvote

for the Mayor and Councillor of the Rangiora-Ashley

ward.

The Waimakariri district is facing many immediate

and long-term challenges that need to be confronted

and dealt with effectively without the burden ofeverincreasingrates

rises.

It is time the current councillors stopped virtue

signalling about how many boards they sit on and put

words into action asfar toooften wesee them showing

ablatant lack of respecttowards thecommunity andthe

concerns residents bringtothem.

The ‘steadyaswego’ approachisnot workingand those

that promise tokeep the status quo are the ones that

don’thavethe resident’sbestinterestsatheart.

With climate change and water policy going through

parliament andECAN at themomentstrongleadership

is required to ensure that the rural sector, business and

local communities do not collapse under the weight of

legislationand regulations.

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JayWebb

Standing for Mayor -Waimakariri District, and Councillor of the Rangiora-Ashley ward.

There is no doubt that the climate ischanging, and

smart policy is needed with

consultation from all areas ofthe

community as it’s about striking the

rightbalanceofenvironmental and

social policytominimiseeconomic

impact whilst securing the future

of the Waimakariri district by

cleaning up our waterways,

promoting biodiversity ,improving

public transportand gettingmoney

out of politics.

Some of my Policy highlights:

•Investigating light rail options

forthe region

• Removing barriers to

affordable housing and tiny

home use

• Bringing accountability and

honestytoforefrontofcouncil operations

•Assessing all expenditure and projects onthe

books forratepayer savings

I challenge all candidates

running to release all expenses

and donations information before

the release of the voting papers on

September 20sothat the residents

can make an informed decision

especiallywithall thenew projects

goingoninthe region they deserve

to know if ‘special interest’ groups

are trying to gain influence or

information in the decision

making of thecouncil. Pay forplay

politics has no place in the district

as we’ve seen current councillors

getintroublefor this before.

Avote for Jay Webb is avote for

practical solutions to the regions

development challenges without digging further into

theratepayers’ pockets.

He mea ke, he tangata hou ekite ana itepono ehuna

anaitepuehu otewaa me ngamahitorangapu.

Itewaetipu haere ana te rohe oWaimakariri me te

maha onga paapori, taiao, whakawhanaketangamenga

take raru,kua taekitewhakaaro whakamua,kitewhai

inga wero epaana ki te hapori.

Ko te utu enohoana ki NiuTireni ko te takahi otekore

korero,metekoreerite ki te akiaki inga kiwisiiara, me

te hungawhakaraerae ki te nama me te wehengahapori.

Ko te pooti mo JayWebb he pooti mo ngawhakahoahoa

Huringa metearorau ki nga raru otetakiwa kaore i

te tika otekaupapa torangapu meterīpene whero.

Ma te whai korero mo te whakahaere kaupapa mete

whaiwhakaaro kei aautetaraiwa, nga pukenga mete

hihiko ki te arahiitekaunihera oteroheoWaimakariri

emahi tahi ana ki te hanga itetino pai, tekaunihera e

arotahiana ki te hapori iNiu Tireni me te rohe paikite

noho,kitewhakatipu me temahipakihi.

jay4mayor.co.nz

Authorised by Jay Webb, 1709 Cust Road, Cust

Natalie Leary

Standing for Mayor of Waimakariri District Council &

Councillor for the Kaiapoi Woodend Ward

Kia ora koutou katoa, koNatalie

Leary toku ingoa, I am

standing for Mayor

of the Waimakariri

District Council

and Councillor

for the Kaiapoi

Woodend Ward.

My first job inmy

teen years, was

with the district

council and that

was working at the

WoodendForestry.

Imeet myhusband

and started a family,

living in Rangiora forsome

time, moving to Woodend,

then Loburn. Finally moving to

Kaiapoiand Istill reside here today.

Iwas involvedinmanycommunity projects,

including TeKohanga Reo, teaching TeReo

at Primary Schools, Netball, Basketball,

RugbyLeague andTouch.

As my children grew up, Ijoined many

committees. Learningtreasurer andsecretary

duties, and all the other jobs that come with

theterritory of runningagood committee.

Ihave always been interested inpolitics

and now, Iam able to pursue this dream of

mine. Iampassionateabout cleanwater,safer

roads, better and cheaper transport, youth

direction, elderly and handicap assistance,

rates, supporting local businesses and all

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other areas that make a great

community.

Iwould set upsmall

communities of tiny

homesfor emergency

housing, I would

see Civil Defence

in secondary

schools, I

would put more

resources into our

local voluntary

services, and work

closer with the

community to support

their interests and

needs, including working

closely with the local Iwi to

make our district self-sufficient

in areas of, solar power, horticultural areas,

waterretention systems andmore.

This isanopportunity to really put the

Waimakariri District Council onthe world

map.

It is time for achange, new ideas, common

sense and keeping our councils feet on the

ground though true leadership. Iam hard

working, reliable andhonest. Iamthatleader.

Vote Natalie Leary.

Iamavailable todiscuss any ideas or issues

that concern you and open tosuggestions.

Iwill be avoice for the people and look

forwardtoworking foryou.

Ka kite ano.

Authorised by Natalie Leary,157 OhokaRoad, Kaiapoi

Robbie Brine

Standing for Mayor -Waimakariri District

My partner Jessica aged 54and Iat57offer

maturity andexperience.

Jess is aswimming teacher at Dudley. Our

children were raised in Rangiora and our

grandchildren aregrowing up in Kaiapoi.

My professionalcareerof38years has been

servingthe community andwith21yearson

councilIam thelongest servingWaimakariri

Councillor.

During this time, I have been part of

every major decision our council has made.

Our district has doubled in population

and continues to grow. This could not

have happened without serious council

investment.

Sewage,water andwasteschemes have been

updated. Dudley and Oxford Pools replaced

and Kaiapoi Pool upgraded, artificial sports

turfs, newand upgradedrecreationreserves.

Sports grounds have been expanded and we

are about to get anew multi-sport indoor

facility.

The earthquakes were tragic but also

provided opportunity. Our insurance

coveredreplacementnot betterment,council

chosetorebuild andrepairbetter. Ourtown

centres, Kaiapoi Service Centre-Library,

advanced regeneration areasare examples.

Our continuing challenge is roading and I

strongly supported the Townsend, Fernside,

Flaxton bypass. Iamalso astrong advocate

forthe east Woodendbypassand roundabout

access from Rangiora Woodend Road onto

SH1takingpressure off Southbrook.

As Mayormyprioritieswillbekeeping rates

affordable, ahealthy and safe community,

managing growth with infrastructureand

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encouraging private investment. Roading

and congestion will continue to be a

challenge.

Creating an environment that encourages

business tomove into our district means

more local jobs andlesscommuting.

Iamyet to meet acouncillor who likes

putting rates up and Iamnodifferent. The

only pledge Ican make is that Iwill look at

everylineiteminour budgets andencourage

whatever savings possible. Iwill not stop

investing inour district, ifwedon’t invest

then whyshouldanybodyelse?

Our District is abrilliant, safe and vibrant

place to live,Iwanttokeepitthatway.

Authorised by RBrine, 9Rickton Place, Rangiora

I’m 34 years old, grew up in Waikuku, attended

Rangiora High School and love being part of

the Waimakariri District.

Iserved in the NZ Army as asoldier and

an officer and now offer you my service

as Mayor.

If elected my focus will be on providing afresh

new leadership style for the council and the

community, one that will stand upand take

responsibility for the safety and wellbeing of

the district, one based on the core values of

courage, loyalty, integrity and pursuit of

excellence -not politics.

My background as an army officer has

provided mewith the experience needed to

lead both the council and the community.

Ipossess the passion, energy and

motivation togo above and beyond the

call of duty and work hard tomake our

district asafer, less stressful and happier

place to live.

SANDERSON

FOR

MAYOR

www.sanderson4mayor.nz

Authorised by: Oliver Sanderson,

1473 Main North Road, Waikuku 7473


LOCAL BODY ELECTIONS

The North Canterbury News, September 19, 2019

25

Wendy Doody

Standing for Mayor Waimakariri District Council, Councillor for Oxford-Ohoka Ward

Having spent 15 years as Councillor, Hurunui

District for 9years and 6years in the Waimakariri

District, it has given meagood balance working for

communities with differentideas andrequirements.

Having livedmostofmylifeinarural environment

Ihave anappreciation of what aRural Community

requires compared to large community requirements

and desires for their lifestyle in rapidly growing

towns.

With communities settlinginRural lifestyle blocks,

theissues of dust from vehicles has become aproblem

forhomes owners near theroadingnetwork,wehave

solved this problem for three communities by using

the Private /Public 50% partnership in getting roads

sealed, Thongcaster/Browns Rock Roads Oxford,

Barkers Road Loburn and Browns Road/North Eyre

Road Swannanoa, Iwas amember ofthe Hearing

Panelssolvingissues forveryappreciative ratepayers.

The need for anIndoor Court Facility became

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abig issue for larger communities, being part of

the project team was important towork alongside

professionals designing abuilding suitable for the

growing importance ofsporting requirements and

fitness. This building will complement the other

sporting bodies alreadysituatedinthisarea.

Issues within theRural Communities comingfrom

ECan’s Plan Change 7and also the requirements of

Government to have healthy waterways. This will

causemajor concerns forruralfarmers andassociated

contracting businesses, Iamvery supportive of the

Rural Community around the Council table having

lived and worked within the changing times that

have taken place. Council needs tomake careful

consideration for this group of ratepayers to lessen

the hardship caused by having toimplement those

rules.

For mepersonally asCouncillor of the Oxford

OhokaWardisthe beautificationofthe lovely Chapel

Gazebo in the Oxford Cemetery replacing the old

damaged Chapel, Oxford Service Centre/ Library

build, and the funding for the Reynolds Heritage

PavilionatAshleyGorge.

As aCouncil Representative onthe Mandeville

Sports Complex, workingwiththe boardtocontinue

development ofthis 80ha parcel ofland for future

sporting codes. Mandeville business centre, avery

successful developmentfor this area. Ohoka Domain

theplanningand work done to transformthisreserve

as aspecial featureinthe centreofOhoka, and being

able tohelp secure the Eyre Lodge onto this site for

thecommunity to repair andrestore this buildingfor

thefuture.

Looking back over the past 6years as aCouncillor

has been areal pleasure to be part of aprogressive

Council needing to move the communities forward

from theearthquakedays.

WendyDoodyfor theOxford Ohoka Ward.

Authorised by Wendy Doody,28Tawera Lane, Oxford 7430, 027 5158372.

Paul Williams Current Waimakariri District Councillor

Standing for Mayor of Waimakariri

My name is Paul Williams and Iamcurrently

serving onthe Waimakariri District Council

as alocal councillor. I live in Rangiora and

have been married to Sue for over 32 years.

We have three adult children, two currently

living in Rangiora with their families. Iam

passionate about our local communities and

the continued growth of our district. I was

born in Kaiapoi where my father served on

thelocal council. We have ownedanelectrical

business, severalgift shops, andanautomotive

business aswell asemploying many people

over the last 45 years. This experience

has given me the knowledge and business

background to offer you amayor tobeproud

of.

If elected, Iwill work for all Waimakariri

ratepayers, striving to lower our debt level

without hindering growth. Iamnot afraid

to speak out and stand up for what Ifeel to

be rightand to be accountablefor my actions.

My focuswillbetoeliminate wasteful council

expenditure and excessive high borrowing.

I understand the need to improve council

performance and keep our rates at an

affordablelevel as Iknowthatthere areahigh

number of ratepayers struggling topay their

rates. We have acommunity to be proud of

and Iknow that Ican lead the way forward.

We cannot andwill notstopthe future growth

of Waimakariri, however, we do need to be

responsibleinour borrowing.

My strengths lie in the business side of the

counciland in controllingdebt. The Councils

credit rating company has signalled that our

debt levels need to be reduced. My attention

will focusparticularlyonthe essential services

of water, drainage, roadingand sewage. These

arethe main itemsthatcostthe ratepayers the

most to sustainand expertise is now needed to

ensure ourwonderful councilassets arewell

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maintained at amore efficientcost.

Iamanexperienced team leader and want

to use the strength of our staff tobenefit the

ratepayers. I also believe the rate increases

signalled in the long-term plan are in excess

of inflation and are too expensive for our

community to bear. However, this can be

addressed by attention to detail and the

courage to stand up and make the right

decisions.

My view is that thecouncil needstobe more

open and accountable to all Waimakariri

ratepayers.

Iamactively involvedinvarious community

events and activities and Iamready to listen

and ready to act. Leadership requires the

courage to make decisions that willbenefitnot

onlythe next butalsofuture generations.

Have your say and make your vote count -

vote forPaulWilliams.

Authorised by Paul Williams, 8Goodwood Close, Rangiora.

Dan Gordon

Standing for Mayor, Waimakariri District Council

Waimakariri’s population is projected to

grow from 60,000 to 75,000 within 10 years.

Preparing for an estimated 25 percent

population increase requires experienced

leadership.

While growth ispositive for the future of

Waimakariri, it will also add to our growing

problems oftraffic congestion, car parking and

theneedfor good health care facilities including

afterhours. We need to find workable solutions

to these issues so that our district can continue

to thrive.

The district’s larger investment projects such

as earthquake repairs, the multi-sport stadium

and Kaiapoi’s regeneration projects are either

completed or underway. The yearsahead require

a‘steady asyou go’ approach. It’s vital for usto

continue planning for growth, while managing

costs and minimising rate rises. We must

concentrateondoing thebasicswell, ensure that

work proposed is needed now, and the Council

obtainsbestvalue formoney.

Waimakariri needs an energetic and

enthusiastic leader; someone who knows our

district intimately and understands our needs.

Ihave 15years of local council experience and

I’m committed to serving our community. I

am approachable, friendly and Ihave astrong

track record ofcreating positive change for our

district.

Having lived inWaimakariri for over 30years,

Ipossess an in-depth understanding ofcurrent

issues, along with strong working relationships

with Council which will ensure a smooth

transitiontoanewmayor.

Ihave anextensive understanding ofboth

our rural and urban communities, as Ilive ina

semi-rural community and work inRangiora. I

believe in creating strong connections between

all residents, whether they live intown, on a

lifestyle blockoronafarm.

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Ienjoy working with communities to help

create change. I was involved in setting up

Oxford ArtGalleryand was itsfirst chair. Iamon

the board of Rangiora Promotions Association,

patron of NorthCanterburyMusical Societyand

chair of Friends of Rangiora Town Hall. Sixteen

years ago, Ihelped establish the Kaiapoi Art

Expo andhavebeenits chaireversince.

Healthycommunities arethrivingcommunities

and I am a strong supporter of community

wellbeing. Iamdeputychair of RuralCanterbury

Primary Health Organisation, past chair of

Wellbeing North Canterbury, and atrustee of

the North Canterbury Sport and Recreation

Trust.

Iwant tocreate closer connections between

community andCouncil, andifelected mayor,

I’ll hold regular drop-in sessions around the

community,sopeoplecan share theirviews on

issues. It’s important that everyone has their

views heard and Iwant to be as accessible as

possibletoour localcommunity.

My experience, energy, approachable

nature and commitment to community

organisations, combined with mylong-term

Councilexperience, makes me ‘the best choice

formayor’.

Authorised by: Dan Gordon, 578 Carrs Road, Loburn

KirstynBarnett

Standing for Mayor and Councillor, Waimakariri District Council

Adistrict councillor since 2010, Ihave been part of

the council leading the community through earthquake

recovery. Myaim is to continue theconsistent, communityleddecision-making

we have seen during this time.

I am a qualified RMA commissioner, experienced in

project management, chairing meetings and public

speaking, and run my own marketing business. Ihave sat

on Audit &Risk, Community &Recreation, Utilities &

Roading and District Plan Committees, so have extensive

knowledgeofcouncil business.

Iam50years old, married toEdward and have two

daughters, one at Rangiora High and one a senior at

Cust School. I have lived inboth urban and rural areas

in Waimakariri, and first became interested inlocal issues

in Woodend, when NZTA proposed four-laning SH1

through ourtown.

Raising myfamily inWaimakariri means my decisionmaking

is based on real life. I experience daily the

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challenges of raising young people in an increasingly

digital age, and facing rising costs in petrol, power, food

and other expenses. Iamabsolutely committed to costsaving

and efficiency to keep rates down while servicing

ourgrowing community.

Ibelieve actions speak louder than words –some ofthe

projects Ihave led include the Woodend Bypass Action

Group, Woodend Mural, Woodend Beach Walkway, Art

&Craft Expo, Cust Community Pantry and Cust Rural

RecyclingFacility. Iam acurrent member of Waimakariri

Civil Defence, Rangiora Lions, North Canterbury

Musicals, Rangiora Playersand Cust Netball Club.

My promise to you isone of no surprises. Council must

ensure that residents understandwhy budget choices have

been made, and are fully involved indecision-making. I

lobbied hard asacouncillor to improve communication

methodology, and will continue to encourage open,

transparent information and two-way conversations with

communities to achieve thebestresults.

Formethe mostimportant issue rightnow is water. New

Zealandersquite rightlyexpecttohaveclean,safedrinking

water and to be able toaccess waterways for traditional

pastimes. Local, regional and central governments must

work together with the community to drive economically

and environmentally sound initiatives that will deliver

theseend resultsfor Waimakariri.

Iamatrained facilitator, able to draw onthe strengths

of my team and local community knowledge todeliver

sensible results. In my view, the best way tobeaccessible

to my community is to attend as many events, meetings,

sports matches and public gatherings as possible and I

will continue todothis. Iamadaptable, innovative and

forward-thinking; bringing positive, active leadership to

ensure Waimakariricontinues to be thebestdistrict in the

country.

Iwould welcome your support –justtickBarnett!

AuthorisedbyKBarnett 23 Davis Rd, RD1, Rangiora


LOCAL BODY ELECTIONS

26 The North Canterbury News, September 19, 2019

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John Meyer

Standing for Kaiapoi Tuahiwi Community Board

Iamstandingdownafternineyears on the

Waimakariri District Council, after being

a Council Representative on the newly

created Woodend/Sefton Community

Boardfor thepastthree years.

The upcoming election gives methe

opportunity to come back home and share

my experience with the community Iam

passionate about.

Ihave extensive Business, Community

and current Local Government experience

to share. Proven past leadership of many

Community organisations include: B.O.T.

Chair ofKaiapoi High School, President

Kaiapoi Lions, Past Chair of the Kaiapoi

Community Care and Employment Trust,

Patron of Kaiapoi Tennis and Kaiapoi

Darnley clubs, President ofthe MTA, to

nameafew.

As the exciting rebuild of our town

continues, new opportunities are arising

that will benefit all sectors. Istrongly feel

Kaiapoi needs tobemarketed asa“come

to place” with activities that cater for all

ages. The newsportsfacilities, marina,dog

parks, caravanparkand BMXtrackare just

thebeginning.

We need continued innovation and

creative thinking to promote our towns’

uniqueness, being mindful of the

environmental challenges that continue to

need addressing. (The recent changes to

Council policy concerning the monitoring

and use of glyphosate in the District both

by Council and the public augers well for

thefuture).

However there is still agreat need for

communication and education within our

Community where the Kaiapoi/Tuahiwi

Community Boardcan be proactive, within

theseupcomingchanges.

Married to Lynda, two adult children,

four grandchildren and anelderly motherin-law

Iunderstandthe Community needs

acrossthe generations.

AuthorisedbyJohn Meyer,26Cass St, Kaiapoi 7630

Introducing Alastair Blackie JP

Standing for Council and Kaiapoi-Woodend Community Board

Married with 4children and 10grandchildren.

Both Caroline and Iare Cantabs. Having lived

andworkedinKaiapoi for42years in thehealth

field, I have an extensive knowledge of our

peoples needs and aspirations. Iwas 10 years

with the TF Army medical Corps, and held

mentoring, welfare, and consumer advocate

positionsinmydental profession.Ihave 15 years

local government experience; was acouncillor

and deputy Mayor in the old Kaiapoi Council,

and assisted inthe amalgamation process that

formed WDC. Aterm onKaiapoi –Tuahiwi

community boardfollowed, andIam currentlya

councillor with WDC and the representative on

Woodend–Seftoncommunity board.

My portfolio is Regeneration. I lead the

regeneration group which oversees the rebuild

and enhancement of the EQdamaged sector.

This has been hugely rewarding, working in

conjunction with our partners Ngai Tuahuriri

andTeKohakaoTuhaitara. Nearingcompletion

are the river terraces and marina precinct,

sports fields, the dog park and the BMX track.

The food forest is thriving and has become a

North Canterbury attraction and the Honda

pond/forest is progressing well. Still tocome

are mahinga kai areas, an artisans precinct,

the motor home park, and opportunities for

business and large scale recreaction –including

the watersports park now atconceptual stage,

with cable wakeboarding, white watercanoeing

andasurfwavepark.

The eco- health ourlandand waterisparamount

–Kaitiaki –and must be our major focus. This

vitalworkisbothchallenging andfrustrating,as

our District Council does not control farming,

water allocation orthe big rivers - Ecan does.

Our recently formed Land and Water Group is

anew incentive to oversee all activities in the

Districtand aMahiTahicommittee has

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been initiated to improve constructive liaison

with the Runanga. Ialso aminvolved with

drainage committees, the Silverstream Reserve

managementgroup andchair thePegasusBylaw

committee which monitors our beaches and the

coastal parts ofthe Waimakariri and Ashley

rivers.

We will keep pushing for solutions to our

transport and roading issues in our coastal

sector including theplanned linkage of ourcycle

andwalking trails,whichwill improvesafety and

buildvitalityinthe district.

An experiencedand cohesive Council is needed

to face the challenges ofthe next decades; Iam

keen to contribute.

Authorised by Alastair Blackie, 392 Heywards Rd, Kaiapoi RD2.

Ifarm atOkuku, married to Diana and have

always had aninterest inCommunity affairs

including the Loburn Reserve, Civil Defence

andthe Rangiora Show.

In my present role asDeputy Chair of the

Community Board Iamvery aware of the role

of advocacy andthatwecarry this out in such a

waythatall thosewho want to be involvedhave

theopportunity to do so.

It was pleasing to see members of the

Garrymere Water Supply join in a working

party towork towards abetter outcome for all

user’s on theschemeduringits upgrade to meet

NZ drinking waterstandards.

Forone to represent othersand stillholddown

afull time job requires dedication, energy, an

ability tobeeffective and above all have an

approachable manner. An effective Board

member needstobe abletodevelop astyle that

is prepared toquestion both Council and Staff

from time to time and have aclear eye onthe

dayaftertomorrow.

Being from astrong practical background, I

firmlybelieve in engineeringlocal solutions for

local issues and many times in myexperience

thesolutions comesfrom thecommunity itself.

I firmly stand behind the view that the

ratepayer has no choice in who provides

essential services so it is important that the

Council delivers on both quality and value for

money. While wewould be foolish not to plan

for growth, the ratepayer needs greater respect

andthe compoundingeffect of rate risescannot

be underestimatedonmany.

It is critical that the interests of Rural, Semi-

Ruraland theSmaller Settlements areprotected,

promoted and enhanced by dedication and

soundjudgement.

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Duncan Lundy

Standing for Ashley Subdivision – Rangiora -Ashley

Community Board

During this term Ihavebeeninvolvedwiththe

Loburn School’s 150th, the Central Drainage

Committee that looks after drainage concerns

in the Flaxton- Fernside area, Icontinue asa

Team Leader for Civil Defence of the North

Ashley area. Ihave also been involved with the

Cust CommunityCentreasweplananupgrade.

Clearlythe most importantand enjoyablepart

of this role is meetingthe people andIrecently

visited the North Loburn School toview the

newly opened bike track. It is agreat effort by

all involved, butwhatstuck in my mindwas the

way they embraced their agricultural past and

itsfuture.

As we look towards2020, thechallengesahead

relate to roading, intersection improvement,

more diverse recreation needs and the sheer

pressure that increased population brings. We

must also be prepared to protect the needs of

thosewho alreadycall this home.

Iseekyoursupport.

Authorised by DJLundy,47Mountain Road, Okuku.

Martin Pinkham

Standing for Kaiapoi -Woodend Ward /Kaiapoi -Tuahiwi Community Board

2204687

The Kaiapoi –Woodend ward needs anexciting and

vibrant Kaiapoi Town Centre with good parking, cleaner

Camand KaiapoiRivers,improvedpublic transport,and

theWoodendbypass.

Fresh thinking, along with my skills and experience in

infrastructure development and asset management are

vital to ensure that ratepayers getimprovedperformance,

and lower costs, from the council. Ibelieve that the

councilneedstoworkmorecloselywiththe privatesector

to deliverservices.

This iswhy Iamstanding for council, after serving

for three years on the Kaiapoi –Tuahiwi Community

Board. During my term on theCommunity BoardIhave

consistently worked hard to ensure that your rates are

being spent in aresponsible way, and that weare getting

improvedlevels of service.

There are several major activities where the council

needs to significantly improve its performance, and

provide better resultsfor theratepayers:

•Thecouncil has been collecting ratesfor upgrading

the Kaiapoi stormwater network yet there has been

little progressonimproving thenetwork.

• Nearly 20 years ago the council was required

to establish afund toclean up the Cam River yet

despite numerous reports there has been minimal

progressonmaking significantimprovements.

• In 2014 Ecan introduced a Regional Policy

statement, which our council did not object to,

requiringthe counciltodevelop flood plansfor 1in

500 year events, whereas the rest of the country has

adopted 1in100 year events. Thispolicyaffectslarge

areasofSouthbrook andmuchofKaiapoi.

•Itisacknowledged that the district is growing

rapidlybut thereare fewstrategies forimproving the

transportationnetwork to cope with this growth.

The council also needs tobemore transparent, and be

more accountable. Thelack ofparking on the Charles

Street area of Kaiapoi wasobvious, yetnew developments

were permitted without requiring parking contributions

from thedevelopers.

Iamaprofessional engineer, with senior engineering

and managementroles in theprivate sector includingthe

establishment and operation of the Kate Valley Landfill

public private partnership. Iamcurrently the Property

andRiskManager foralargeRangiora basedcompany.

Ihave lived inKaiapoi for over 30years, amcurrently

chair ofKaiapoi Promotions Association, amatrustee of

Community Wellbeing North Canterbury, treasurer of

theKaiapoi Photographic Club,and care about thefuture

of ourwonderful district.

If elected to be your council representative I will

independently scrutinise all council decisions, and work

hard to ensure that understandable long term plans are

developed.

AuthorisedbyMartin Pinkham, 70 Adderley Terrace, RD1, Kaiapoi


LOCAL BODY ELECTIONS

The North Canterbury News, September 19, 2019

27

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Michael Bate

Standing for Mayor and Councillor, Waimakariri District

I am standing for the position of Mayor and

Councillor in theWaimakariri District.

Ihavealwayslivedinthe WaimakaririDistrict. Ihave

twogrown daughters anda2yearold grandson.Iam

widely known for my recreational hobbies, hunting

andfishing, both of whichIhaveenjoyed since Iwas

ayoung boy growing up in Kaiapoi, living across

the road from the Kaiapoi river onCharles Street.

Because ofthese hobbies throughout my life Ihave

developedapassionate interest in theenvironmental

andwildlifeissues affecting Canterbury.

My vision istosee the Waimakariri District as the

healthiest place to live in New Zealand with amuch

greateremphasis on ourenvironment andwaterways

while also maintaining ahealthy economy. Iwould

like to see our sewage systems updated toprovide

a healthy environment both for ourselves and

our wildlife and end the destruction of our many

native and introduced waterfowl in the wastewater

system. The Resource Consenting process should

be upgraded toprovide more stringent conditions

in favour of our environment. Iwould also like to

see our waterways receive much greater care and

attentionfrom ourauthorities

I am concerned by the level of care that our

environment and wildlife are currently receiving

from ECAN. Forthe last threeyears Ihaveadvocated

forour environmentand wildlife with presentations

at local council meetings, Waterzone Committee

meetings, ECAN meetings and articles in local

newspapers.

Our birdlife are being poisoned intheir thousands

by botulism toxins inour outdated and inadequate

sewerage systems. Our waterways are being abused

with toxic herbicides that destroy the microlife

and indigenous fishlife which greatly reduces the

biodiversity of our waterways threatening the

successofanentireecosystem.

On 3rd December 2018 the Enterococci bacteria

figures in sea foam at Pines Beach were 85

times greater than the current action level (280

MPN/100ml)and no further testing or action

was taken by the council. (see http://www.

waterwaysforlife.co.nz)

More attention needs tobegiven tocore council

business with particular attention to flood drainage.

Consentcosts forbusinessesthroughout thedistrict

appear to be excessive and need to be reviewed. I

support the construction of pedestrian underpasses

to aid school children and residents crossing the

main road at Woodend School and atthe Pegasus

Roundabout.

Rates need tobeheld atthe inflation level with a

greater emphasis on councilcore business.

The council needs tomore transparent and open

to thepublic.

By workingtogetherand communicatingwellwith

the community we can solve our many problems in

atimely manner.

I will passionately apply myself to listening,

responding and working towards our common

community goals.

MichaelBate - michaelbate@xtra.co.nz

Authorised by Michael Bate, 2Kalmia place, Kaiapoi

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Niki Mealings

Standing for Councillor Oxford-Ohoka Ward

Ihave lived on our small block inOhoka for 20years

with my Waimakariribornand bredhusband andraised

our3children here.Ihavebeenveryactive in ourlocal

school, sports clubs and community organisations. I

hold aBCom inManagement and Marketing, Ihave

been a successful business owner, worked in both

agriculture and horticulture, and Istarted and run

the Waimak Lifestyle Block Group. Inaddition, Ihave

been on the Ohoka Residents Association Committee

since its inception in 2013 and Iam its 2018/2019

chairperson.

Iamnostranger tothe Waimakariri District Council

or its processes. Ihave had aproductive relationship

with ourcouncil andaproventrackrecordofworking

hard forand with ourcommunity andgetting results. I

understandthe needsofour ward’s people,and Iwould

like the opportunity toserve the wider district and

bringafreshperspective to thecouncil table.

Keyareas from ourmore ruralperspective:

Sensible planning

The Waimakariri District has one of the largest

concentrations of lifestyle blocks in the country. Many

of the reverse sensitivity issues we are currently dealing

with in our ward could have been avoided with better

planning. Our villages and towns aren’t immune to

planningissues either.Withgrowthforecasttobearound

25% over the next 8years throughout the district, itis

importanttoachieve good form whilst still retaining the

characterand amenity we all cherish.

BuildingCommunity

It’s importantfor people to be abletoplugintoour local

social fabric fortheir wellbeingaswellastheir security in

our rural communities. Iampassionate about ‘building

community’, whether that means strengthening ties

between our schools, sports clubs and local community

groups, or starting somethingnew wherethe need exists.

Awell-connectedcommunity is ahappy,healthy, resilient

one. Iwill continue to work alongsideour community to

strengthen theties that bind us all together.

Sustainability

For me, sustainability encompasses all areas of

environmental management: water, bio-diversity, waste

management and reduction, transport, energy use, and

environmentally friendly procurement. Our council

shouldleadbyexample,and make it easier forour people

to improve alongwiththematevery turn.

Sound financial management

Fit for purpose, value for money, realistic expenditure.

Our council needs toensure they can deliver the basic

services we require, whilst planning for growth in our

infrastructure and community facilities. Balance iskey,

but we need to keep ourspendingincheck so thevibrant

future we hope for becomes areality for usall without

breaking thebank.

Authorised by N.Mealings 406 Bradleys Rd, Ohoka

2204627

Morris Harris

Standing for Rangiora Ashley Community Board (Ashley Subdivision)

Ihave lived all my life inthe Rangiora area

and myworking life has been Farming Sheep

and Cropping on the outskirts of Rangiora,

Fernside area.

Ihavehad alonginvolvement in community

affairs, serving over twenty years on the

Fernside Hall committee and anumber of

theseasPresident.

In my time as president the Hall was given

amakeover tobring it into amore modern

user friendly Hall, we celebrated its 50th

Anniversary and the running ofAnzac Day

Services.

Twenty years were spent on the Northern

Agricultural &Pastoral Association, during

this time Iwas part of ateam that turned

the Rangiora Showgrounds into the amazing

facility it is today.

A testament to old values, volunteers,

common sense, andacan do attitude.

Currently Iamone of the volunteer drivers

forthe Rangiora RSA supporting agreat asset

of theWaimakariri.

Concerns Ihave are keeping costs down.

Rates need to be affordable for everyone and

an effort should bemade to do this. Rates do

nothavetogoupevery year.

Ibelieve there could be bigsavings made by

council with anattitude to do this, today in

some cases weseem tobepaying alot more

foralot lessand have no choice about it.

Counciltrips to Chinaoranywhereoverseas

should bepaid for by the councillors going

and notthe ratepayers of theWaimakariri.

Councils were put in place to supply services

for a district to run well and grow over

time, nowadays alot of other things have

come under the umbrella of council costs

and itneeds tobeasked are these really the

responsibility of theRatepayers.

If elected Iwill work hard to help solve any

issues raised with me andget aclear outcome.

Want strong representation foryourarea?

Vote Morris Harris

Authorised by Morris Harris, 177 Oxford Road, Rangiora

Philip Redmond Company Director

Standing for the Waimakariri District Council, Kaiapoi-Woodend Ward and Kaiapoi Tuahiwi Community Board

Waimakariri is experiencing unprecedented growth

and this requires councillors with extensive local

government knowledge backed byapassion for our

district. Thepopulation has grown toapproximately

57800 people andthe councilisresponsiblefor 1546km

of roads,amongst many otherthings.

IamaKaiapoi Tuahiwi Community Board member,

former Kaiapoi Borough councillor and lawyer. Iam

acompany director and amember ofthe Institute

of Directors. I possess extensive local government

experience, backed bylegal expertise and governance

skills.

Supporting local communities is important to me

and I’ve been heavily involved in post-earthquake

regeneration through my community board role

as amember ofthe Waimakariri District Council’s

Regeneration Steering Committee.

Ratesmustbesustainableand affordable. Waimakariri

has an ageing population and we need to remain

conscious of the demands on residents with fixed

incomes.

Prioritising expenditure is vital as population

growth places additional pressure on services and

infrastructure. Isupport plans to improve road safety

in Woodend, including the Woodend bypass proposal,

and toestablish apermanent home for the Pegasus

Community Centre. Local government is about

communities.

Key challenges ahead for the council include climate

change, water quality, the district plan review,

infrastructure, transport andsustainability.

As acommunity boardmember, Ihavebeeninvolved

with the Kaiapoi Town Centre Review and advocated

for the return of Christmas decorations to the Kaiapoi

town centre. This boosted community spirit and

supported local businesses throughout the festive

season.

Kaiapoi and Woodend are gateways to our district

and the entrances to both towns should beenhanced

to encourage locals and visitors tospend more time in

our towns. TheKaiapoi town centre needs toaddress

carparking on thenorth sideofthe river. We also need

to improve theAskeatonboatrampand riveraccess.

Iamaccessible, practicaland approachablewithafocus

on listeningtothecommunity andactingonimportant

issues for Waimakariri. Ibelieve in giving back to the

community andoverthe years,I’veused my legalskills

to assist many community groups on apro-bonobasis.

Iwas recently awarded aQueens Service Medal for

community service.

Alongwithmycommunityboard commitments, Iam

chair ofthe Kaiapoi Maritime Heritage Trust, patron

and life member of Coastguard North Canterbury,

deputy chair of Big Brothers Big Sisters North

Canterbury, chair ofthe Rotary Club Charitable Trust

andlifememberofthe KaiapoiPromotionAssociation.

Waimakaririisathrivingdistrictand it’s importantfor

us to continue to grow sustainably with careful financial

management. It would be a privilege to serve the

community of Kaiapoi-Woodendasyourcouncillor.

Authorised by JT Redmond, 14 Leyland Crescent, Mandeville 2195721


LOCAL BODY ELECTIONS

28 The North Canterbury News, September 19, 2019

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Shona Powell

Standing for Council –Kaiapoi-Woodend Ward and Woodend-Sefton Community Board, Waimakariri District Council

To showhow seriousIamabout beingonCouncil

Ihave knocked on thousands ofdoors in the last

month. This has been a wonderful experience

for really getting to know the issues. Ihave been

greeted with thanks for making the effort toget

out, say hello and introduce myself. IfIhaven’t

made it to yourhomeand youwanttodiscuss any

issues please let me know.

I am currently Chair of the Woodend-Sefton

Community Boardand have aproventrackrecord

of working hard and standing upfor the interests

of the community. With anin-depth knowledge

of, and strong links to Kaiapoi and the Eastern

part of the district Iamactively involved inthe

community. This is akey part of keeping upwith

theissues andbeing approachable.

Iwanttosee astraightforward andcommon-sense

approach because what we do now will have a

Thomas Robson

Standing for Council -Oxford-Ohoka Ward

major impact onthe future. Major issues include

planning for the population growth in the district

-let’s get itright the first time. Also important are

good transport links and choice in how wetravel,

the environment including climate change and

importantly, water quality. Businesses, including

small businesses and the self-employed, must be

encouraged as they provide valuable services and

give residents the opportunity to work closer to

home. These are all things Ihave pushed for over

thelast threeyears andwill continue to do so.

One issue always raised is the increasing rates bill.

Rather than just making vague statements with no

‘how’, Iwant tosee afocus on managing costs as

part of thesolution.

The WoodendBypassiskeytoroadsafety andeasier

travel. Iwant tosee the Government announce

fundingfor it, andwiththis inmysightsIbecame

amember ofthe recently formed Make SH1 Safe

committee.Inthe meantime,safety improvements

are needed onSH1 and Iam looking forward to

working collaboratively with NZTA toget them

finalised andworkstarted.

Ihaveabackgroundinmanagementand leadership

in both the public and private sectors. Along with

my skills and qualifications Iamwell placed to

handle council governance, including finances,

policies and planning. Being self-employed Ihave

the flexibility with my time to commit fully to

Council, andtothe community.Iam also standing

forre-election to theWoodend-Sefton Community

Board.

To take on this importantroleofCouncillor Iseek

your supportand your vote.

Email: voteshona@gmail.com.

Ph:021 0231 6152. www.shonapowell.co.nz

Authorised by Shona Powell, 34 Arahura Road, Pegasus

Ihavelivedinthe WaimakaririDistrict allmylife. I

grew up on aruralproperty,attendedOxford Area

School and have been heavily involved invarious

community groupsfor thepast 6years.

I previously played rugby for Oxford Club, have

been involved with Oxford Speedway and enjoy

our unique back country environment. I have

worked in the hard landscaping industry for 6

years and sohave experience and knowledge of

drainageand roading.

Ihave been amember of the Oxford Ohoka

Community Board for the last 3years, Iam also

the Chairperson of the Oxford Community Trust,

have been aUDrive mentor, and was involved in

thecreationofthe WaimakaririYouth Counciland

was then Chairperson for two years. Iamalso a

member of the Ashley Gorge Advisory Group,

the Pearson Park Advisory Group and the Oxford

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Promotions andActionsCommittee.

Being ahome owner inthe District Iamvery

aware ofthe cost of rates and the need to spend

every dollar wisely. Iwant tosee Council focused

on getting the basics right. Infrastructure may

not be aparticularly exciting topic but when your

property is flooded every time wehave adecent

amount of rain, drainage suddenly becomes quite

important.

The decisions we make around infrastructure

now will affect residents for many years to come.

It is fool hardly to delay necessary repairs whether

it be to roading, water systems or any other

vital infrastructure as this nearly always leads

to increased costs and anadded burden tothe

ratepayer

Similarly Iwish to see the unique Social Support

systems that we arelucky to be blessedwithinour

District continue tobesupported. Mytime on

the Community Trust Board has shown mehow

crucial services like this are and their role in our

Community is vitalfor ourcontinued success. The

helpthe Trustoffers ourElderlyand thoseinneed

of medical and emotional support is crucial and

Iwill advocate for ongoing support of the Trust

and initiatives to improve Community health and

wellbeing.

Iwish to see afocus on getting the basics right.

Infrastructure and social services will be my top

priority. Smart, targeted spending ofrate payers

money is the way to protect ratepayers from

unaffordable rate increases and the only way to

safeguardthe future of theDistrict.

Ihaveakeeninterestinthe Community andwant

to seethe district well runsoitcan provide thebest

possibleresources andfacilities forthe ratepayers.

Authorised by Thomas Robson,17 Park Avenue, Oxford

Joan Ward

Standing for Rangiora/Ashley Ward

Iwas born and educated inRangiora where I

married Davidand Ihavelivedand worked here

all my life.

Our family have been greatly involved inour

region andasownersofthe ContinentalCatering

business, we have continually supported the

community while employing local people to

work throughout the South Island, bringing

back supportfor ourdistrict.

Iamagood listener and to those that know

me, a“can do” girl who gets things done. Icare

deeply about the wellbeing ofour community

which led me to become the chairperson of the

Dudley Aquatic Centre Committee that saved

the swimming pool. We raised $1.8M in 18

months towardsthisfacility.

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Iwould also support the establishment of

the 24-hour medical centre, aswell aswork to

resolve trafficcongestioninRangiora.

Waterand waste management is very important

andIwill focusonthese issues.

The new sports stadium is abig project and

will be agreat assettoall ourdistrict. Theteam

at theCouncil have well researched thisand the

plans look fantastic, having provided for future

expansion ofboth hockey, indoor sports and

tennis courts. Iamanenergetic supporter of all

sporting andfitnessactivities.

Our Council have made great progress in

repairing the infrastructure and building ofall

our district to be avibrant place. Theimmense

growth following the earthquakes means we

have agreat community with many people from

all over NewZealandand beyondwho have,and

arechoosing to reside in our district. Ofcourse,

growth meansinvestment.

Iwould relish this newchallenge to

dedicatemyskills of business experience

andfinancial managementtothe

progressionofthedistrict while

keepingthe ratesaffordable. We

live in awonderfulcommunity

so please let me helpyou make

it more special in thefuture.

It wouldbeagreatprivilege

to serveasyourCouncillor.

Iwould greatly appreciateyour

support. Please vote.

Authorised by Joan Ward, 10 Springbrook Close, Rangiora 7400

Jason Goldsworthy

Department Manager

Hellonames Jason, youwon’t have seen my face

on posters or my name everywhere because

truth isthat’s not really who Iam, but that

doesn’t mean Ishouldn’t be considered foryour

vote.

There’s always talk ofpromises, rates, taxes,

the environment and our short term goals just

because its election time. Alot of the time we

don’t even bat an eyelid till the next election

three years on. Weall lead busy lives, but that

doesn’t mean we shouldn’t have along goal. So

instead of policies, I’ll share where Ican see us

goingand hopefullyyou’lllikethe ideas or they

mayjustget youthinkingand talking.

Either way, I’ll takeitasawin.

Ican see usinthe next 50 years, arates free

district leading New Zealand in sustainable

practices, acommunity that asks neighbours

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Standing for Waimakariri District Council Rangiora-Ashley

ward and Rangiora subdivision Community Board

for the odd cup of sugar, who stand together

in times oftrial and change. Respecting the

efforts of the past, engages in the present and is

always lookingtoabrighter future for all in our

community.

We need to be always aware weare teaching

the leaders oftomorrow through our actions,

good and bad, our time with the baton is short

and weshould always aspire toleave the world

abetter place for those that follow. Theblame

game is pointless among the generations, how

will history will judge our actions inour time?

What will we leave those who follow, how will

we respectthose whohavebeen?

Idon’t believe in cutting rates or expenditure,

Ibelieve in building and investing toabolish

rates. ImaginearatefreeWaimakariri,how that

looks Ican’t tell you now, Ihave afew ideas but

happytolisten.

I’m not an environmentalist, but Iwould ask

you are our practices sustainable or are we

poisoningour environmentfor aquickbuck? If

so who’sgoing to pay? Why don’t we care? We

can’tstop what the world isgoing to do, ices

ages and hot ages happen, but we don’tneed to

willingly speeditup.

We can’talwaysprevent things happening, but

we can doour best tobe prepared. With your

support, whynot invest in sustainablecash flow.

This could be our choice for our community’s

best future,wecan startnow,thiselection.

But inthe end these are mythoughts, my

passions, as your elected official I would be

boundtoact in ourcommunity’s interestssolet

me know what yoursare.

Avoteforourcommunity,JasonGoldsworthy.

Authorised by Jason Goldsworthy,3Luxton Place, Rangiora. 0272322726


LOCAL BODY ELECTIONS

The North Canterbury News, September 19, 2019

29

Keith Galloway Standing for re-election

to the Rangiora/Ashley Community Board

Rangiora born and educated; Ihave lived here

for some 43years. Returning in1967 as it’s a

wonderful place to raise children. Over the

years Ihaveowned andoperatedthree Rangiora

businessesfollowedbyaMitre10 in Christchurch

before tutoring at Christchurch Polytechnic

(Now Ara). Ihave also worked asaconsultant

in retail,sales,marketing andcustomer service.

I am heavily involved with the Rangiora

Community Board having previously served for

9years.Iamtotally committed to theRangiora/

Ashley ward andits electors.

Ialsohavesupported ourMuseum, Presbyterian

Support, Meals-on-Wheels, Grey-Power, The

Friends of the Millton Dog Park and other local

organisations.

As aCommunity Board member, we work

alongside the Council to represent, and act as

an advocate for the interests ofthe community

on alocal level. For methat isthe Rangiora

Ward includingRangiora, Southbrook,Fernside

Loburn andAshley.

If re-elected Iwill continue to;

• Represent youand be an advocate forour

communities, bringing your viewsand/or

concerns to theattention of theBoard and

theCouncil.

• Champion anyidentifiedconcerns andseek

to have them resolved.

• Actively engage with andcommunicate

anyupdates with ourresidents, community

organisationsand special-interest groups.

• Maintain aperformance overview of services

provided by theCouncil.

My focus would be on issues important to

the Rangiora Ward including; Parking, Traffic

Safety, continuing the Central Business District

and Southbrook revitalisation projects, our Dog

Parks and Reserves, and ensuring Rangiora’s

developments, such as the possible parking

building and the Good Street Arcade, move

towardscompletion.

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Murray Clarke

Standing for Rangiora Community Board

As a founding chairman of the Rangiora

Community BoardIamstandingfor election

in an endeavourtoensurethatpropertyrates

increases for Rangiora residents are kept to

aminimum by avoiding costly overruns and

exploring alternativesources of funding.

Committed to listening and acting on the

needsofthe RangioraWardresidents.

Ihave been alocal resident for 49 years

involved in farminginSouthbrook andsmall

businessventures.

Community activities – Founder

of Community Watch, Rotary Club,

Waimakariri Health Advisory Group, Grey

Power, Rangiora Drainage Committee and

six termsonthe Rangiora Advisory Board to

name afew.

Previously employed byOtago University

as Facilities and Contracts Manager at

Christchurch Hospital Site where Iamalso

Justice of thePeace forstaffand patients.

University Exceptional Achievement

Award for Earthquake reinstatement work

Otago Medical School representative on the

Rangiora HealthHub.

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Qualified in Building Inspection and

Engineering, Public recreation facility

management I have the ability to fully

understand Council Staff reports and act

appropriately.

Iamcommitted to serving the Rangiora Ward residents

▶ 6terms on the Rangiora Advisory board

▶ 49 years in Southbrook

▶ Qualified in Building Inspection and Engineering

▶ Justice of the Peace

▶ Experience in facilities &contracts management

Part of my work on the Community Board

has been involvement with the Friends of the

Millton Dog Park committee. Aproject close to

my heart.

Along with the Southbrook Dog Park these

facilities now provide enjoyment, exercise and

camaraderie for hundreds of dogs and their

owners. We hope to further develop these

facilities to include seperate activity and agility

areasinthe future.

Iamalso part ofaCouncil group responsible

for ensuring that Rangiora develops afuture

plan forour growingtowns.

As Rangiora becomesamodern, vibranttownI

am supportive of anydecisionthatthe Rangiora

Community Board and the WDC make that

supports local businesses, improves parking

in the Rangiora areas for our Customers and

Businesses. Iwould also like to see our roads

better maintained andupgraded.

Thank you for taking the time toread this.

I look forward to representing you on the

Rangiora /AshleyCommunity Boardagain and

would ask that you consider re-electing mein

theupcomingvote.

Thank you ®ards,

AuthorisedbyKeithGalloway,19Epsom Drive, Rangiora

Community activities:

• Founder of Community Watch

• Rotary Club • Waimakariri Health Advisory Group

• Grey Power • Rangiora Drainage Committee

Authorised by Murray Clarke, 104 Townsend Road, Rangiora.

MILES STAPYLTON-SMITH

Standing for Council -Waimakariri District

Councillors are about

leadership and vision.

Does leadership and vision

come from how much is

spent advertising onglossy

self promotion?

Do you think councils or

councillors should spy on

each other to see if there

was a possible “Code of

Conduct“ for holding a

different view oropinion to

others.

That iswhat happened in

Napier over its $46 million

swimmingpool.

Why is ours and other

councils around NZ holding meetings closed

to thepublic? What aretheyhiding, andwhy?

My wife andIhavethree grandchildren living

in this district. Itwill be our children that face

the right and wrong decisions we make today,

or have already made. What sort ofdebt will

we leave them? How much Environmental

damage will we have done?

Iam64 and most ofmy life involved working

on farms orconstruction often in conjunction

with engineers. I played local representative

cricketand Inow umpire thegame.

Ihave agood working knowledge on many

subjects, but would bethe first to admit the

rules forced on local government and its

operation sometimesdefywhatIseeaslogic.

Putitthisway,nobusinessisrun likecouncil.

Idid nine years at Carter Holt Harvey Plant

in Sefton where Ialways tried to improve or

analysed how the systems operated orwhere

failures occurred.

Afew years back Iworked on our Districts

SewerOcean Outfall,where Ibuilt theconcrete

drop structure where the water goes into the

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Sarah Lewis

Standing for Rangiora Community Board

I’mcurrently an elected member of theRangiora-

Ashley Community Board. I’ve livedinRangiora

for 12years. I’m amember ofthe RSA. I’m the

Community Board Liaison for the Southbrook

Rugby Club. I’m a past member of Rotary

Rangiora. I’m anemployee of Pegasus Health.

I am an owner of a company called Green

Signal Ltd Consultancy, acompany specializing

in Unique Traffic Technology Solutions for

Road Controlling Authorities. Green Signal

also provides Project Management Services to

Infrastructure Projects.

I am a volunteer Teacher\Mentor for The

Learner Driver Mentoring Programme North

Canterbury. This involves both male and female

volunteersmentoring\teachingthe theory part of

theLearner License.This programme is runbythe

NewZealand Police.Volunteersmentorgroupsof

up to 4students each with amax of 16 students in

total onthe course. With 4courses running each

year this is an amazingopportunity foranyoneof

anyage to getthe assistancetheyneed to gain their

LearnerLicence.Ihave volunteeredasaTeacher\

Mentor since this course wasfirst introducedinto

Rangiora at thebeginningof2018.

Ifounded and co-ordinated the well-known

and popular Waimakariri Women’s MTB &

Walking Group in2016. Icreated this group to

introduce women tothe many local tracks in the

Waimakariri and Hurunui Area. These events

were free. Withover1000 womenengaged in this

group it was agreat opportunity for women to

enjoy themselves with other likeminded women

who also enjoyed biking and walking. Women

were able toride in agroup getting fresh air and

exercise while seeing what fabulous tracks we

have in both Districts. Ico-ordinated these rides

andwalksfor twoyears andIdid this voluntarily.

This MTB and Walking Group saw hundreds

of women from all over the district take part in

fortnightly bike rides andwalksexperiencing

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ocean pipe. So I am well

aware ofthe systems faults

or failures, many due to

designorspecification.

We need to restrain ourrate

of increase to nearer therate

of inflation.

Council needs to operate

more business like and stop

wasteful spending.

Core council services

should be the primary

concern of council along

with the continued

ownership of theseassets.

We need to support local

business ororganizations to

provide services to thedistrict.

IamseriouslyconcernedwithwhatIsee as the

flaweddesignfor theIndoorSportsComplex.

It appears wrongly orientated and placed on

the wrong part of the site touse it’s roof pitch

for solar power, and toprovide easterly wind

blocking for more sports fields.

Oursewer waste watersystemneeds upgrade.

Why isitless reported than say the big sports

spend up? Then there are roads, rubbish and

recyclablematerialsall that need attention.

We pay anexorbitant amount tohave the

Southbrooktransferstation runfor us.

Whydon’t we have apyrolysisplant to convert

waste plasticand tyres back to oil?

Climatechangehas always existed. Jetaircraft

condensation trails that turn into wispy clouds

help trap inheat atnight which isunfortunate

as

this is the time the planet losses heat. And

Iwould be more concerned with atsunami

comingintoKaiapoi.

Miles Stapylton-Smith, think, Rates

Restraint.

Authorised by Miles Stapylton-Smith, 53 Good Street, Rangiora

what ourwonderful district offers.

In addition to Community Boardagendaitems,

Iworked with council staff and members of our

community on afew projects this term. The

Park and Ride on River Road Rangiora. Alight

installed atthe River Road bus stop. An island

crossing and flush median on Oakwood drive.

The relocation of the Kensington Avenue road

signtoamore visiblelocation.

Itakeanactive role in ourdistrictbysupporting

and participating in local community events. I

engage with our community, listening toideas

regarding opportunities for continuing growth

and development of our unique town. I’m a

mum oftwo primary school aged children. Iam

Friendly, Approachableand Community Minded.

Alongside Local Government experience,Ibring

ayounger woman’s point ofview focusing on

what’s best forour Community andDistrict.

Authorised by Sarah Lewis 17 Franklin Drive, Rangiora


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30 The North Canterbury News, September 19, 2019

Jim Gerard QSO

Standing for Rangiora Ashley Community Board

Ihave lived in North Canterbury

most of my adult life, I care

deeply about Rangiora and its

surroundingareas.

The next ten years will

see the rapid growth of

our Town continue.

It is estimated that

our population will

grow by 20% over

this short period.

This will require

careful planning and

management.

Such things as traffic

congestion, already

bad in Southbrook,

parking, particularly

in the town centre,

need urgent action.

Should the existing

privately owned land just

off Durham Street, currently

with the agreement of the

owner, used by the Council for

public parking bedeveloped, then a

critical parking problem would arise. This

means that theproposedcar parkingbuilding

becomes apriority.

With arapidly growingpopulation,the need

forgoodbus servicesincreases.Aswellasbus

services to Woodend, Pegasus, Kaiapoi and

Christchurch,itwon’t be long before Rangiora

will need acircular bus service within the

town to link residential areas tothe town

centre.

There is also aneed to encourage park and

ride forthose commutingtoChristchurch.

Other issues also need to be closely watched,

especiallyenvironmental issues.Our streams,

rivers, river beds, beaches and sand dunes

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need to be protected.

With an aging population, a

full 24-hour medical service

is essential. The Rangiora

Health Hub needs be

expanded toensure this

happens.

Rate costs must be

held. We have reached

the time where the

earthquake repairs

are largely behind us,

the Sports Stadium

is being progressed,

other major items

budgeted for in the

Council’s long-term

plan, and now is the

time to ensure the costs

of ratesare held.

As aformer Councillor,

Mayor, MP for Rangiora,

and currently Chair ofThe

Rangiora Ashley Community

Board, I bring extensive

experience to local issues. I also

bring wide public and business experience,

having served in Canada as New Zealand’s

High Commissioner, past member of Lincoln

College Board and Canterbury Business

Board.

Locally, in Rangiora I am a member

of the board of Rangiora Promotions, a

Commissioner for the District Licencing

Committee, a Committee member Friends

of the Rangiora Town Hall, a Committee

member of thePasschendaele Advisory Trust,

andamemberofthe Rotary Club of Rangiora.

My focus isthe future of Rangiora, as my

wife Mary and Ilove living here. Iseek your

continuedsupport.

Authorised by RjGerard, 3Golding Avenue, Rangiora 740 Q0

Vote forJohn Faulkner

Standing for Environment Canterbury

Achieving goals through collaboration and

partnerships!

The responsibility of leaving alegacy for future

generations – environmental, economic, social

and cultural isinour hands. Success requires a

commitment to collaborative engagement and

the building of strong relationships across our

community. Weneed councillors with experience

around the issues to ensure change. Ihave that

experience.

Ourpeopleand ourlandmatter.

As theChair of HurunuiWaiau Zone Committee,

Ihave led acollaborative process todrive positive

change. This means making tough decisions

and itmeans taking account of, advocating for,

and respecting peers around the table and in

the community. This is how Ioperate. Positive

environmental and community wellbeing

outcomes cannot be achieved by acrimonious

conflict. My focusisonthe progressionofregional

goalsthrough improvedrelationships andoutcome

driven solutions. For me respect for each other’s

viewsand respectfor ourenvironment arekey.The

best outcomes are achieved when weengage with

each other and work together towards mutually

agreed solutions. Icommittooperating in this way.

Improving water quality is hugely important

for this region. The task starts at home and I

am managing my own stretch of river tomake a

difference in mypatch. I have planted more than

1250 nativestohelpdomybit as part of arestoration

projectthatincludes planting 10,500 nativesonthe

Waiau Uwha. In addition, the nitrogen discharge

from my farm hasreducedby40%. Through small

individual steps we canall play ourpart.

Improving water quality will require urban and

rural residents to change the habits ofalifetime.

In early September the Government released their

national direction for freshwater. The goals are bold

and aspirational, and they will require significant

commitmentfrom theregionalcouncil to implement.

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They will also require major change inpractice

from farmers. Iapplaud the inclusion ofusing

regulatory andnon-regulatory toolsinthischange.

This has been afocus of my work. Thechange

process must beajust transition that reflects and

accommodates the needs ofall water users. This

will take time and acollaborative approach. My

experience gained as Chairofthe Zone Committee,

as afarmer and as aperson who cares about our

precious water resource will be invaluable in

helping the community and the council move

forwardtoachieve required results.

Ihave lived inCulverden for the past 18 years,

and I know the North Canterbury community

well –Iknow what residents value and what they

are prepared tofight for. Weneed to manage all

our natural resources well. Weneed cost effective

public transport, thriving communities, and a

strong local economy. We don’twant annual rate

increases. Iwill fight hard to get action without

additional cost.

We only get one chance every three years –make

it count!

Authorised by John Faulkner 758 Mouse Point Road, Culverden.

GarryJackson Hurunui Mayor, 2004 -2010

Standing for Environment Canterbury,

North Canterbury/Opukepuke Ward

This Ecan election is important! After nine years with commissioners, Ecan returns to afully

elected model, at atime when new challenges loom large: new central government water

management standards, our Waimakariri and Hurunui water zone committees, climate

change actions, transport planning, Greater Christchurch urban planning, and much more.

Accordingly, the competence, capability and cohesiveness of this new 14 member Ecan

Council will be critical for Canterbury’s future. And within this new Council, North Canterbury/

Opukepuke needs strong, balanced and effective representation. Iwant to be one of your

two representatives!

•Ihave proven, successful experience as Hurunui Mayor 2004 –2010, and founding trustee of the Committee for

Canterbury, anapolitical, independent and progressive think tank for Canterbury’s future

•Ihave no affiliations oralignment with any specific sectors orspecial interest groups

•Mystrengths are my governance experience, leadership skills (as required), consensus building ability to communicate

with all. Iamagood listener, balanced in my thinking, strategic yet able to apply close attention to detail. My personal

principles, demonstrated asmayor, are accountability, transparency, integrity, positivity, and respect for residents and

landowner rights.

•Asone of your two Ecan councillors, Iwill bring acommon sense, environmentally responsible, wide ranging approach

to all issues and challenges. Importantly, Ican capably represent urban and rural interests.

Go to www.garryjackson.co.nz for my personal views and positions on specific subjects,

or www.facebook.com/garryjacksonforecan

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Authorised by Garry Jackson, 45 Maskells RoadRD1 Amberley


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31

Claire McKay Environment Canterbury

Our Regional Council, Environment Canterbury, has

significantresponsibilities that impact on everysingleone of us

wholive in theNorth Canterburyregion. These include public

transport,managementofthe waterresource, air, land useand

hazards. None of theseresponsibilities shouldbetaken lightly.

In seeking re- election as your representative at the council

table, Icommit tobuilding onmyachievements of the past

threeyears.Mykey goal will be to balancesocial, cultural, and

economic values with responsibleenvironmental objectives.

Ihave never avoided taking onthe challenging roles and

issues. My involvement with freshwater and the Canterbury

Water Management Strategy (CWMS), both locally, regionally

and as lead in Environment Canterbury, means I have a

detailed understanding ofthe complexity of the issues faced

in managing our natural resources. Iacknowledge the urgent

need to address the consequential impacts from decades of

ruraland urban development.

Real and lasting change requires ahuge shift in commonly

accepted practices and behaviours, inboth urban and rural

communities. Everyone must “dotheir bit”. At the same time,

we need to be realistic about the time required before we see

measurableresults of substantial investment,systemchanges, or

implementation of practicalsolutions to reduce environmental

impacts. It is frustrating nottosee an immediate improvement,

but we must leaveabetterlegacyfor future generations.

My key focus has been to make sure that regulations can be

implemented inthe intended manner, and not beaconstraint

to innovation and change. Continuing to advocate for a

common sense approach toregulations and the identification

and implementation of timely and practical solutions, will

remain apriority

It takes trust, effective communications, excellent

relationships, transparent and consultative engagement and

problem solving to achieve constructive results. Working

in this way, takes people with us and achieves change faster

and more effectively. Buy-in is essential and regulations the

backstopfor enforcement.

Iwill continue myfocussed listening and advocacy style

and work tostrengthen collaborative relationships with all

stakeholders, in an environmentoftrust andrespect.

My business background and appreciation of the value of

hard-earned cash, means Ihave adrive for alean and efficient

organisation with affordable rates. This requires prioritisation

of mandated work programmes, whilst fulfilling thefunctions

of theorganisation.

North Canterbury needs astrong voice with athorough

knowledge and understanding ofthe key issues facing our

district. Ihave the skills and experience to ensure Iwill domy

absolutebesttoachieve thesekey goals.

•ahealthyenvironment

•vibrant communities and

•athriving economy

Icare. Do you? Thenvotefor ClaireMcKay.

Call me 027 486 4023

Email: clairemckay2016@gmail.com

Facebook–Claire MckayEcanCouncillor

2202726 Authorised by Claire McKay,312 Tallotts road, Cust.

Bill Dowle

Standing for Environment Canterbury

Ihave been involved inlocal government as a

ratepayer and landowner since the early 1980s.

IfarmedatKaikoura for22years anddealt with

many issues as hill and high country farming is

impacted by localand regional councilrules and

plans.

Ihad to submit regularly on various issues, as

well as apply andcomply with resource consents

formanyactivities.

Iwas chairman of the Kaikoura Rivers and

Pests liaison committee in the 1990s. This

committee has now evolved into the River

Zone committee structure wesee today. Ialso

represented Kaikoura district ratepayers on the

Northern Area Committee that functioned in

themid 1990s.

Iambusy inthe community. Real Estate work

takes me throughout the whole of the North

Canterbury constituency on a regular basis,

marketing properties. This keeps meintouch

with ratepayers andresidents.

As amemberofOxford Search &Rescuegroup

and secretary of Canterbury Search &Rescue,

my contacts and relationships are widespread. I

was recently appointed as atrustee for Wander

Search Canterbury Community Trust.

As afire fighter and treasurer for the Sefton

RuralFireForceIinteractwithadifferentgroup

of residents in thearea.

As chairman of the NZWool Classers Assn

board my interest in hill and high country

farming continues and see adifferent sector of

ourdiversecommunity.

Thislooks like an extremely busy life, butasthe

saying goes “if you want something done, ask a

busy person’’.

Ihave tobeorganised and efficient, just what

North Canterbury needs as its representative,

but will need toreduce some activities if Iam

successful in my election bid.

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Environment Canterbury isn’tjust about theair

quality, resource consents, water and nutrient

issues. There aresome20areas that Environment

Canterburyhas responsibility for.

Iamnot standing onany single issue that has

gotonmy“goat’’. Ihave ageneraland widespread

interest in Environment Canterbury, what it

does andhow it affects everyone in theregion.

The ability tosee the whole issue, uncover the

facts, and decide the action totake onbehalf

of all ratepayers isanimportant aspect ofmy

philosophy. Often itisamatter offinding the

middle ground.

There are views from both extremes onany

issue. The solution to one extreme is often

unpalatable tothe other; finding anacceptable

middle ground forall is what your representative

must do.Ihavethis ability. Thiscan be likenedto

my present role in Real Estate. The seller wantsa

highprice,the buyerwants alow price.Ihaveto

bringthemtogethertomeet in themiddle.

Authorised by Bill Dowle, 215 Reserve Road, Amberley.

GRANT EDGE Standing for Environment Canterbury

North Canterbury/Opukepuke Constituency

I’malandscape architect with a35-yearbackground

inurbanandruraldesignandplanning.I’moutgoing

deputy chair of the Waimakariri Water Zone

committee and have experience in management of

professionaland community organizations.

I’maneffective communicator andproblem solver

who thinks outside the square toarrive at good

practical solutions with freshideas andwill commit

time andenergytodeliveringsensibleand forwardthinking

governance decisions.

The region needs to prosper while adopting

sustainable land management practices and

undertaking environmental improvements. I

support urgency indealing with climate change

andwater qualityissuesthatare affecting everyone.

I’ve identified four significant issues that need

attention:

Water Quality: Commitment to improving

freshwater water quality for drinking, swimming

and ecosystem health ishigh onEcan’s agenda.

Although plan changes and action programmes

are well underway, there isstill afeeling inthe

community that more needs tobedone atamuch

faster pace. Continuing with the collaborative

Zone committee approach and greater District

Council and Ecan cooperation on land and water

management is essential to provide a voice for

everyone in thecommunity.

Biodiversity: Isupport the goals and actions

proposed in the Canterbury Biodiversity Strategy

and subsequent Ecan prioritizing ofimprovements

and action programmes designed to address

freshwater quality, stream and wetland protection

and enhancement, as well as managing pest

plants and animals. We have lost upto90% of our

indigenousbiodiversityand we need to substantially

reset the balance. Interagency coordination and

education are critical to helping address this

environmental issue.

Economy: Unsustainable land use practices

resultingindegradedenvironmentshas neverbeen

acceptable. Mankind’sactions have resulted in

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accelerated global warming and caused an

environmental and economic crisis. I support

progressive land-use change with incentives to

avoideconomicharm. I’mkeentopromote actions

that deliver economic diversity based on bestfit

land use activities for urban growth and food

production.Iwanttopromotethe specialcharacter

of our outstanding natural environments and

unique cultural setting to foster growth intourism

andrecreationalopportunities.

Climate Change: Undoubtedlythe most significant

issue facing the planet and our local environment.

Environment Canterbury isalready committed to

engaging with communities to better understand

and proactively respond tochallenges, risks and

opportunities that climate change poses. Weall

see dramatic footage daily about extreme climate

events and tragedy around the world in places

unprepared for the frequency and scale ofevents

never experienced before. Weneed to be upfront

and honest tothe community about the reality of

what change will mean so that the tough decisions

canbemade regardingadaptive responses.

Iamseeking your vote to help facilitate positive

change.

Authorised by Grant Edge, 238 Easterbrook Road Rd 1Kaiapoi 7691

2205792

VOTE

JO KANE &STEVE WAKEFIELD

NO.1# &NO.2#

CANTERBURY DISTRICT

HEALTH BOARD

•FIGHTING FOR FAIRER FUNDING

•ENSURING NORTH CANTERBURY HAS AVOICE

AUTHORISED BY:JOKANE, 31 Broadway Av,Waikuku Beach 7448

AUTHORISED BY:STEVE WAKEFIELD,282 Durham St Nth, Christchurch


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32 The North Canterbury News, September 19, 2019

As aproudresidentofour HurunuiDistrictIam

delighted to offer myself as acandidate for the

position of Mayor.

The past nine years as elected councillor for the

Amuri-Hurunui ward and six as Deputy Mayor

has given memany valuable opportunities to

learn, lead and listen –essential qualities both

to the office of Mayor and when serving the

various needs of our community. I bring an

open, yet common sense approach to collective

decisionmakingand have aproventrackrecord

of achieving successful outcomes for both

residents andthe environment.Iam dependable,

responsible and Ifully understand the role and

complexity of local government. Myknowledge

of the district means decision making draws on

both strategic vision and local needs. Outcome

driven and people focussed, Iwill continue to

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Marie Black for Mayor

Hurunui District Council

advocate relentlesslyfor theHurunui at localand

regional levels.AsaleaderIam well positioned to

unite elected councillors tocollectively navigate

the challenges and maximise the opportunities

presentingthe district.

Hurunui isaunique region of Canterbury Iam

as mindful of the concerns facing our urban

residents as I am of those facing the rural

people of our area. All ratepayers must be

able toaccess council services that are effective

and efficient. In the future the council has the

added responsibility toexplore all options for

the use of the Queen Mary Historic Reserve in

Hanmer Springs. Ihave astrong connection in

the Hurunui dating back five generations and

Iamacutely cognisant that the land must be

respectedand nurtured forfuturegenerations to

enjoy.

Recently there has been discussion regarding

the need for ayounger voice in local politics.

Whilst Iamhappily of amatureage,Icanassure

voters that in my former role employedbythe

New Zealand Plunket Society, together with the

considered opinions ofmyfour adultchildrenI

am well informed ofconcerns facing both our

youthand youngerfamilies.

When considering the candidacy for Mayor I

chose “real experience and local passion” as my

slogan. Ibelieve Idohavethe necessary skillset,

confidence and experience to bring to the

Mayoral position. During the past years I have

represented theCouncil in awide range of tasks

and just asimportantly, Ihave hadalongand

fulfillinginvolvement in avariety of community

events. Mypassionisand willcontinuetobefor

thepeopleand land in theHurunui District.

AndrewDickerson

Standing for Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury District Health Board members are

elected ‘at large’ inavast electorate stretching

from north ofKaikoura to south ofAshburton.

With no wards itisimportant that our area has

elected representation and strong advocacy to

ensure that health issues facing Waimakariri,

Hurunuiand Kaikoura receive consideration on

theBoard.

I live in the Waimakariri and have more

than thirty years’ hospital and health sector

experience. I also chair the Board’s Hospital

Advisory Committee.

It is critical we complete the rebuild of

Christchurch Hospital and ensure it is large

enough to meet Canterbury’s future health

needs. Other priorities in the city include

improving mental health facilities and

developing anew cancer centre, offering awider

range of treatmentoptions.

ParkingproblemsatChristchurch Hospital also

need to be resolvedurgently.

Butjustasimportant arethe health needsofour

ruralcommunities.

In Waimakariri Ihave been astrong supporter

of the new Health Hub inRangiora and the

retention of community hospital and health

services in Oxford. With rapid population

growth Ihaveconsistentlyexpressed my support

for anafter-hours GPservice and amtotally

committed to the new proposal to develop a

primaryhealthfacility, with after-hours care,on

CDHB land adjacenttothe Health Hub.

In Hurunui Ihave taken akeen interest in

the new model ofcare and support initiatives

that will enhance and grow community health

services in theregionand helpensurethe future

of WaikariHospital.

In Kaikoura Isupported building the new

community hospital on the existing site, at a

time when many others wanted to relocate it.

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The challenge nowistocontinuetoenhance and

grow health servicesfromthisnew facility.

We are the Canterbury DHB, not the

Christchurch DHB. Iunderstandthe importance

of rural health services, including rural mental

health services. They will continue tobefront

andcentrefor me.

Iamprepared tocommit fully tothis role and

have the energy, experience and work ethic

to represent you in improving public health

services in ourregion.

Ihavenolinks to anypolitical party. Myinterest

is in healthcare,not politics. Iwill always put the

interestsofour communities first.

Iwould valueyourNumberOne vote.

Furtherinformation:

www.andrewdickerson.co.nz

Thank you.

Authorised by ADickerson, 34 Arahura Road, North Canterbury

Peggy Burrows

Standing for Mayor, Hurunui District

There are few people as capable as

Peggy Burrows of leading in

multiple worlds. Peggy is

just as comfortablesitting

around the board table

andchairingameeting

as she is in the

cowshed, relieving

in her local primary

school, ordelivering

a keynote address

on the international

stage.

Peggy has an

astute understanding

of the difference

between governance and

management and personifies

leadership, resilience, integrity

and honour. As Mayor Peggy likens

her leadership style tothat ofthe conductor

of a mighty orchestra. The conductor is

not avirtuoso, rather the conductor must

be capable ofreading the music, keeping

time, making melody and inspiring all

players tobethe best they can be. Peggy is

apassionate advocate fordiversity, inclusion

and collaboration. Peggy is aperson who

gets things done!

Peggy was the principal of Rangiora High

School for 13years and asachange agent

ledastaffof200,astudentbodyof1800 and

managed atotal budgetof$32M. In 2016 she

established Peggy Burrows and Associates:

Mediation, Advocacy and Leadership

Consultancy, and works with leaders from

all walks oflife and advocates for people

who needed a fearless champion during

mediation.

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In 2018 Peggy graduated from the

University ofCanterbury with a

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

in Education. Her research

explored culturally safe

leadership practices

in the 21st Century;

particularly leadership

best practice in

biculturalspaces.

Peggy is an

experienced leader and

held three Ministerial

appointments in

Governance; in Law, as a

member of theDeportation

Review Tribunal, in

Conservation as amemberofthe

Aoraki/Canterbury Conservation

Board, andInAnimal Welfareasamember

of the National Advisory Committee for

Animal Welfare(NAWAC).

Peggy isanAssociate with AMINZ and

understands the challenges that come

with managing collaborative and inclusive

approaches to civic planning and public

consultation. Appointed as aJustice of the

Peace at the age of 33 Peggy has served her

community both locally and nationally in

that role.

Peggy is married to husband Donald

Burrows, whose family arrived in North

Canterbury the 1800s. They have two

daughtersand six grandchildren.

Dr. Peggy Burrows describes herself asa

local who iscommitted to service before

self and toensuring ifitispromised itis

delivered.

Time to Give! Time to Serve!

Authorised By Peggy Burrows, 91 Smiths Road, Balcairn, RD 1Amberley 7481


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Lynda Murchison

Standing for Councillor -Hurunui West Ward

People matter, the planet matters, and the

principles and ethics by which wetreat both,

matter! That’s why Iamseeking the challenge

of local government.

Ihave been lucky enough to enjoy dual

careers in farming and environmental

management. Ihaveover24years’experience

in environmental policy and planning,

working for district and regional councils, Te

RūnangaoNgāi Tahu,and in privatepractice;

andlecturingatCanterbury University.

I also dryland farm sheep and beef in

partnership with my husband and have held

governance roles in the rural sector including

Provincial President of North Canterbury

Federated Farmers and Icurrently co-chair

the Canterbury Rural Advisory Group (Civil

Defence Emergency Management). Through

these role Ihave championed the needs of

theHurunui Districtinenvironmental issues,

farmingand adverseevents.

Working atthe cross-roads of environment,

farming and provincial communities Ioffer

unique skillsets to address the challenges and

champion the needs ofour district, on-farm

andinour townships.

I have a thorough knowledge of the

HurunuiDistrict andofthe processesoflocal

government. Iknow how to make the system

work, how to get stuff done. Iamsolutionsfocused,

tolerant and inclusive – we are

enrichedbydiverseviews.

Iprefer actions on the ground to words on

paper, and actions onthe ground are most

efficient and effective when they are planned

andco-ordinated.

I am passionate about our District: our

people, our land, our water, our biodiversity

–us!

Ibelieve in abalanced approach to issues:

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Robbie Bruerton

Standing for Hurunui Council -South Ward

Iwas raised in Greta Valley, myFather the local

Engineer working insteel, my Mother working

in family and community. Iloved country life,

undeterredbygrazedknees andsunburn.

High School took me to Christchurch, later

gainingmyEngineering trade andN.Z.C.E. On

an Overseas TrainingAward,Iwas distractedby

aScottish tourist inAdelaide. Ultimately Janice

andIweremarried in Scotland.

Five yearsand threecontinentslater we returned

to Hurunui, relocating our family business to

Amberley, where we have called home for 24

years now. With local support, wehave grown

our businesses Hurunui Engineering, Hurunui

Hydraulics and Amberley Toolshed, providing

newservices back into thedistrict.

Iamextremely grateful that our children have

grown up in Amberley, nurtured within our

rural based environment and values through

School, sports, healthcare, community and

friends.Still theodd grazedknee, but lessofthe

sunburn!

My local involvement has included Fire

Brigade, Amberley Reserves Advisory Group

and Amberley Lions Past President. Iama

Committee member of JBNZ Canterbury,

AmberleyNZ Business Promotion group and

Amberley Ward Committee. The later has

given meanextremely valuable insight into the

executive workings of Council. Between the

many successes and sometimes frustrations,

I have gained real understanding of Council

process.

My community and business activities

involve me with many people with avariety of

aspirations, providing a broad and balanced

perspective on what concerns our community

and asound base from which toadvocate on

importantissues.

Councilmust be transparent andaccountableat

all times. Waterquality is amajor concerntoour

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environmental, economic and social. Iwill

advocate foraCouncil that leadsbyexample.

Iwill advocate forefficientand effective useof

ratepayers funds. Whether it’s water supplies

or healthcare, adverse events or biodiversity,

community facilities or climate change, with

asmall rating- base and alarge land area, we

need aDistrict Council that champions our

needs.

Iamparticularly concerned atpolicy and

regulation coming from central government

that is impractical or costly for our

communities. Policies andregulations need to

work for Hurunui; Iamprepared tostand up

andpush back when they don’t.

Avote for Lynda Murchison in the West

Ward is avote for commitment, knowledge

andexperience.

We are fortunate to farm land in both the

East and West wards. For us as afamily, the

Hawarden-Waikari community is home, but

to me we areone district, Hurunui.

Authorised by Lynda Murchison, 380 Waipara Flat Rd, Amberley RD3, 7483

residents. Climate change could present

significant challenges and risks to Hurunui’s

largely agricultural based community. Although

as Kiwis we are highly innovative, capable

and passionate about our environment, there

will undoubtedly be serious financial and

environmental considerations for our council

andcommunity to addressgoing forward.

Amberley town development is slow and

disjointed.Anapparent absenceofacoordinated

town concept plan is concerning. We have

ageing infrastructure in need of upgrade or

renewal, compounded by tougher regulations

and standards. Many ofour local businesses are

grappling with economy of scale and desperate

to gain more financial nutrient from the traffic

artery pumpingthrough ourtownevery day.

The realityisthatCouncil must remain fiscally

responsible and function effectively while

remaining within our financial means. We need

ourdistrict to continue to grow,insyncwithour

environmentand ruralvalues, to notonlyattract

more people to want to live in Hurunui, but to

retain thosewho alreadycall it home.

We must excel asagreat place to live, do

business, to visitand enjoy.

Authorised by Robbie Bruerton, 62 Osborne Road, Amberley

Geoff Shier

Standing for South Ward -Hurunui District

The experience and knowledge gained from

serving athree year term as aHurunui District

Councillor gives me the confidence to seek

anothertermonCouncil.

Iamafourth generation local having returned

to Amberley, myhome town, ten years ago to

reconnect with family, the environment and the

local community.This is my home.

Our sense of community in the Hurunui is

strong and Ienjoy contributing to community

well-being and participating in community

organisationsand activities.

Community engagement includes:

•Hurunui TourismBoard,6years

•AmberleyLions,9years including2years

as president

•ConvenorofAmberley BeachSurfcasting

Competition, 7years

North CanterburyWineand Food Festival

committee,8years

•Chair of Amberley District Community

VehicleTrust,2years

•Accredited Justice of thePeace.

Over the past three years onCouncil, Ihave

sat onthe Finance Audit and Risk committee

(deputy chair). With over 20 years’ experience

in corporate banking Iamwell positioned to

contribute inthe Finance Audit and Risk role.

Interest rate risk management is an area in

which Ihave considerable experience. This is

particularlyrelevantasCouncil’s debt growsand

interest costs flowthrough into rates.

I am pro-growth and development in a

sensible, sustainable and affordable manner.

The South Ward has grown significantly since

the Christchurch earthquakes and islikely to

continue to grow in the future. New people

and new businesses add to the interesting

tapestry of ourcommunity.Wemust provide the

appropriate infrastructure and services at the

rightcost.

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Michael Ward

Standing for South Ward -Hurunui District Council

My name is Michael Ward and Ihave lived

in the South Ward for the last 15 years. Iam

a Cantabrian born and bred, married with

2 grown children and 3 grandchildren. My

employment background was inmanagement

inmanufacturing andtransport industries, and

we also ran aB&B business here inthe South

Ward.

For the past 3years Ihave had the privilege

to represent our community on the Hurunui

District Council and acted as a District

Licensing Commissioner. In addition for the

past 9years Ihave been Chair of the Amberley

(now South) Ward Committee.

Over the three years Ihave been onCouncil I

cansay that Iwas thedriving forcefor footpath

repairs, the sourcing of better water from

Racecourse Road, the planning to refurbish

the Amberley pool, the successful application

for funding for Hurunui Aged Friendly

Community initiative to improve facilities for

older residents and protection of trees inour

streetscapes.

Around the table I have questioned the

affordability of initiatives to assure that

decisions made are in the best interests of our

community with aviewtotry andslowthe rise

in rates.

If you see fit to re-elect me to Council Iwill

continue to push the refurbishment of the

pool, push for early completion of the new

water supply connection to Amberley, lead

community consultation with our beach

communities regarding sea level rise, assist

our community to engage with Council onthe

issues raised by climate change, champion the

further stages ofthe Eastern Reserve, Walking

and cycling routes toimprove access around

towns, push for arevitalisation ofthe Town

Centre plan for Amberley, continue torepair

andupgrade footpathsand to ensure that

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Our local businesses need everyone’s support.

Businesses provide employment opportunities,

encourage people to come and live here and

increase the diversity of our community. I

support the initiatives of AmberleyNZ in

bringing more shoppers and visitors to the

village.

As aCouncillor member of the Hurunui Youth

Council, Iaminawe of the achievement and

capability ofthe young people ofour district.

Watching the leaders oftomorrow learn, grow

andleadtheir studentcommunities is very cool.

Helping ouryouthisveryrewarding.

The Hurunui environment and landscape is

outstanding. As an avid fly fisher, I totally

understand the drive for pure fresh riverwater

and lake-water. As an enthusiastic parttime

mountain biker, Ithrive on the trails in

the district and the views of our magnificent

countryside.

With abackground inbusiness and banking,

knowledge oflocal affairs and experience on

many committees and Council, Iwelcome the

opportunity to serveanother term.

I am married to Rose and we have 5 adult

children and 10grandchildren between us. Life

is busy.

Authorised by GeoffShier,1Bankview Place, Amberley 7410

community wishes are both canvassed and

taken on board.

All these issues and any more the community

namescan againbediscussed as part of thenew

10 yearplanwhich willbeformulatedJuly2020.

Accountability, determination, inclusiveness,

community values, financial prudence and

future planning are some of the skill sets I

offer to you. Iamalways available either by

landline 03314 9905, mobile 027 225 5068 or

emailmichaelxward@hotmail.comand soonby

Facebookand always keen to chat!

If this has met with your expectations itwill

be my privilege torepresent you for the next 3

years.

Whether you support meornot PLEASE

vote –itisimperative that the voice of the

community is heard and your representatives

areheldtoaccount.

Authorised by Michael Ward, 3JohnsonAvenue, Amberley.


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35

By SHELLEY TOPP

The Kaiapoi Food Forest’ssecond

anniversarywas markedlast Sunday with

acommunity picnic.

Kaiapoi cake­maker Holly Burnett,

owner of Madam Valentine Special

Occasion Cakes and Desserts, made a

white chocolate cake and some raspberry

white chocolate cupcakes for thepicnic.

TaylorMcConnell, owner of Sporeshift

Mushrooms, gaveapopularworkshopon

how to grow mushrooms on logsand in the

garden, and food­forest volunteer Garth

Forsberg, of Kaiapoi, brought some

wassail (non­alcoholic mulled cider) to try.

Wassail is consumedduring wassailing,

an ancient English pagan ritual held to

celebrate the winter solstice and the

returntowardsspring.

Kaiapoi Food ForestTrust chairman

Brent Cairns said the picnicprovided a

great opportunity to learn how food was

grown at the forestinacost­effective, timeefficient

and sustainableway.

Since the earthquakes it has been

Brent’s goaltohave afoodforest in

Kaiapoi.

Trees left behind by families that once

lived in the red zones have been moved to

the forest and provide ‘‘a wonderful

legacy’’, he says.

‘‘I’m proud to be partofbuilding the

food forest for the community.’’

Brent’s wife, Shirley, who is also a

trustee, said the skillofproviding agarden

to growfood was important in this day and

age.

Growing up in Southland, she learnt

gardening skills fromher parentswho

provided nearly all of their vegetables and

fruit from alarge backyard garden.

‘‘But unfortunately the opportunity to do

Fun with fungi ... Taylor McConnell

prepares aplot for growing mushrooms

during aworkshop at the Kaiapoi Food

Forest last Sunday.

PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP

thisdecreases as house­section sizes

decrease, the back garden becomes

smallerand so do food­cropyields.

‘‘But to be part of the Kaiapoi Food

Forestissuch ahuge opportunity to again

put thosepast skills back to work and also

learn from others.’’

Garth’s ‘‘basic recipe’’for wassail:1.5l

cider, 1.5lapplejuice, 0.5l orange juice, 5

cinnamonquills, 2tsp nutmeg, 3tbsp

whole cloves, 2slicedoranges.Vigorously

boilthe spices in 300ml of ciderfor 20

minutes, then top up withthe other

ingredients and heat through. Other

stronger recipes use less juice.Itcan be

fortifiedwith port or sherry and may have

ginger added.

Schools, charities chase funding

Hundreds of nominationswere put

forward as worthy recipients for achunk

of MainPower’s$30,000 Community

Fund.

Arange of charitable groupsand

schools have been named as finalistsand

now it is up to the North Canterbury

community to vote for who theythink

should receive ashare of the fund, which

will be splitbetween the groups and

schools that receivethe most votes, with

$20,000 availablefor charitable groups

and $10,000 allocated to North Canterbury

schools and education providers.

Finalistsinthe $20,000 community groups

section are:Amberley Meals on Wheels, Big

Brothers Big Sisters North Canterbury;

Cheviot CommunityMenz Shed; Chris Ruth

Centre; GoodNight, Sleep Tight; Kaiapoi Food

Forest, Kaiapoi Promotions;Kaichorus;

KaikouraCommunity Kitchen; Kaikoura

Community Shed; LeithfieldBeachResidents’

Association; MiniHahaHorse Haven; North

Canterbury Mini Bus Trust Transport; Oxford

Art Trust; Oxford Community Menz Shed;

Rachels House Trust; RangioraCommunity

Patrol; RangioraCommunity Menz Shed;

Reflections Community Trust; SatisfyFood

Rescue; SeniorNet North Canterbury;

Southbrook CommunitySportsClub,Till The

Cows ComeHome; Waikuku Beach Surf

Lifesaving; Waimak WeeOnesand Wellbeing

NorthCanterbury.

The finalists in the $10,000 schools/

educational projectssectionare:Amberley

Community Preschool;Amberley School;

ClarkvillePlaycentre; Fernside School;

Hanmer Springs School; Leithfield School;

Loburn School; North Canterbury Alpine

Trust; North Loburn School; Omihi School;

Rangiora Borough School; RangioraHigh

School (two projects);Sefton School;

SouthbrookSchool; View HillSchool and

Waiau School.

To vote,visitthe MainPowerwebsiteat

mainpower.co.nz/2019­community­fund

and follow the link to findthe list of

finalists. Voting closesonOctober 18.

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consentingprocesscan seem

likeanightmare.

But the Waimakariri

District Council’sbuilding

unitmanager, WarrenTaylor,

saysitdoesn’t needtobethat

way.

He saysnot all building

workrequires aconsent, but it

has to comply withthe

building code.

He recommends people

seekadvice before embarking

on anymajor renovation or

building work.

Schedule 1ofthe Building

Act defineswhenaconsent is

and is notrequired.

For example, general

repairs, maintenance and

replacementwork doesnot

normally require aconsent.

But any workthat

completelyorsubstantially

replacesastructureorcould

impact on abuilding’s

structural integrityorsafety in

afire willrequire aconsent.

‘‘The biggest one is the

repairorreplacementofany

componentthat hasfailedto

satisfythe provisionsofthe

building code for durability,’’

Mr Taylorsays.

‘‘That could meanthe

cladding fornot complying

withthe external moisture

requirements, andinsome

cases it’s notOKtosimply

replace it.’’

Alterationsinside an

existing house are normally

exempt, includingtaking out

an internal wall, provided it

doesn’tcompromise the

structural integrityofthe

Seek advice ... Waimakariri District Council building unit manager Warren Taylor advises people to

seek advice before undertaking major renovation or building work.

PHOTO: DAVID HILL

building.

Whendoing alterations to a

kitchen or bathroom, ‘‘the

basic ruleofthumb is if you’re

not changing the number of

fixtures, youwon’trequire a

consent’’, Mr Taylorsays.

‘‘Ifyou are changing

locations of those fixtures or

replacing awaterheater,its

OK as longasit’s witha

licensed electrician or

plumberortradesperson.’’

Closing in averandadoes

not require aconsent, nor do

Do your homework ... Not all building work requires aconsent,

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PHOTO:FILE

carports under 20 square

metresand most single storey

non­habitable outbuildings

provided theyare under10

square metres. Detailsofwhat

does and does not requirea

consent are readilyavailable

online.

Anynew building which is

more than 10 square metres

will require aconsent, ‘‘but

anyonecan apply foran

exemption’’, Mr Taylorsays.

Asecure, lockable cover

over asmall, heated pool or

spapoolcan alsobeinstalled,

insteadofapool fence,

withoutaconsent.

Tiny houses haveraised

some questions recentlyand

thecouncilhas soughtlegal

adviceonhow to apply the

legislation.

‘‘Some people have sought

to define atiny house on a

trailer as ‘a building on

wheels’,but theregulators

have said it is abuilding under

theBuildingAct.

‘‘If it has atoilet,akitchen,a

bathroom andrunning water,

then it is habitable.’’

Anotherissue whichhas

caughtanumberofpeople out

in NorthCanterbury is where

abarn hasbeen convertedinto

ahouse withoutaconsent.

‘‘Theymight havebeen

consentedfor the barn,but the

conversion to ahouse was not

consentedand then it has

beenon­sold.’’

If individuals do find

themselves in atricky

situation,MrTaylor says

‘‘there areprovisionsfor

people to ask, ‘I don’t comply,

whatcan Ido?’.’’

‘‘You can apply for awaiver

or an alterationunder the

building code;for example,

you can changethe durability

clause ­the life of ahouse

shouldnormallybe50years,

but foratiny houseyou might

say ‘I onlyexpect to have it for

25 years’.’’

There is also the

‘‘CertificateofAcceptance’’

(COA) which is a‘‘pseudo

building consent’’,hesays.

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BUILDING &RENOVATING

The North Canterbury News, September 19, 2019

39

By DAVID HILL

The Waimakariri district’s building

boom is continuing apace, nine years

after the 2010 Canterbury earthquake.

The 2010 and 2011 quakes and

subsequent red­zoning of compromised

land set in motion the biggest building

boom in the district’s history, with more

than 1000 consents for new houses

issued annually from 2012 to 2014.

While that rate of growth has slowed,

Waimakariri District Council building

unit manager Warren Taylor says

consents for homes are being issued at a

higher rate than anticipated.

‘‘We were budgeting on the mid­600s

and if it goes alot above that, we’ve got

to deal with it.

‘‘The budgets we’ve set over the next

10 years is for the mid­600s, given the

population growth which has been

projected over this period.’’

Last year, 712 consents for new houses

were issued and Mr Taylor says asimilar

number is likely this year. There is

continuing growth in Rangiora, Pegasus

and in rural living. There are also rising

consent numbers for Woodend, with the

Ravenswood subdivision expanding.

He said 357 consents were issued in

the seven months to the end of July, with

Pegasus leading the way with 86,

followed by Rangiora with 79, 63 in rural

areas and 61 in Woodend.

Afurther 76 consents were issued in

August, compared with 64 for the same

month last year.

The Waimakariri district’s population

passed 60,000 last year and is predicted

to pass 75,000 over the next decade.

Mayor David Ayers says the growth is

primarily on the edge of existing towns,

linking the new subdivisions to existing

infrastructure, commercial centres,

sports clubs, cultural groups and

established schools.

‘‘This council has not been actively

promoting growth, in terms of new

residents, but we have been active in

accepting the inevitability of growth.

‘‘When people come into our

community they find well­established,

quality schools, bowling clubs, rugby

clubs, tennis clubs, friendship clubs ...

and an active arts scene.’’

But the council has been active,

alongside Enterprise North Canterbury

in trying to expand employment

opportunities and business growth in

the district.

‘‘And that growth enables our

community to adjust to choice changes,

with new sports and other interests

emerging.’’

He says this is evidenced by the sodturning

for the new Rangiora sports

stadium last week and the new Kaiapoi

High School gymnasium, which was

opened on Friday.

‘‘The new sports stadium will cater to

the expanding of older persons’ sport

and physical activity, as well as

providing opportunities for young

people.

‘‘And while we’ve got an ageing

population, the numbers of young

people are still growing —it’s just the

proportions of the population that are

changing.’’

Some of the consents are for units in

retirement villages, but even these add

to growth in the district.

‘‘For every new unit which is occupied

by an existing resident, it potentially

opens up ahouse for anew resident,’’ Mr

Ayers says.

And he says there is room for more

retirement villages. ‘‘We baby boomers

are ahuge wave.’’

Post­quake buoyancy continues ...

Consents for homes in the Waimakariri

District are being issued at ahigher rate than

anticipated.

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Funding runs out in June and project

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pressure is on to complete the

‘‘ambitious’’ work programme

developed after the November 2016

earthquake.

‘‘We started out with some pretty

ambitious goals of what we wanted to

achieve. We have had to rejig things

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reach the goal posts of where we would

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efficiency.

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‘‘It’s aconversation that people don’t

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should you be farming on it?’’

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trees, or to find options for those who

wish to continue farming the land.

‘‘It has implications in terms of stream

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it can impact on your consent.’’

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Planting day ... Barb Woods, left, Des Bolton, Kevin Heays, of Environment Canterbury,

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weather has hampered progress.

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summer.

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in particular, have been drained before

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now don’t know where the old drainage

systems are.

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Zone chairman steps down from role

RURAL LIVING

The North Canterbury News, September 19, 2019

45

FENCING

By DAVID HILL

Chairing the WaimakaririZone

Committee over the past two years has

been one of the hardestyet most

rewarding challenges outgoing

chairman Dave Ashby has everfaced.

The dairyfarmer and consultant, who

has been acommittee member for seven

years, says leading the committee

during the ZoneImplementation

Programme Addendum processwas an

all­consuming task.

‘‘I learned so much about science,

workingwith differenttypes of people

and the processofreaching adecision

throughconsensus.

‘‘To be honest, it’s been really tough

and is one of the hardestthings Ihave

ever done.’’

When Dave first joined the committee

seven yearsago, he approachedthe role

with some degree of trepidation.

‘‘I wear anumber of different hats as

afarmer, abusiness owner and Iam

also akeen environmentalist.

‘‘The situationwe’reinnow with our

waterways has happened over many

decadesand Iknew that eventhoughit

would takeupnearly all of my time, it

was something Ihad to do.’’

He recalls being presented with a

stack of bulging folders to read over the

summer before starting with the zone

committee and feelingabit

overwhelmed at the first few meetings.

‘‘There’s so much to learn from a

scientific point of view so in the

beginning Ijust tried to absorbasmuch

of it as Icould and then moved forward

from there.’’

Dave says he is proud of what the zone

committee has achieved through its

recommendations, whichhave helped

form the basis for part of the proposed

Plan Change7tothe CanterburyLand

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Challenging ... Dave Ashby is stepping down as chairman of the Waimakariri Zone

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on thisplan changehave justclosed.

‘‘It’s areal credit to the committee

that although we’re from different

backgroundsand haveawide range of

views, we’ve come up with

recommendations that willimprove our

waterways.

‘‘We devotedsomany hours and put

the rest of our livesonhold to do

something that we hope will benefit the

widercommunity.Tobehonest,it’s

goingtobereally hard on farmersand I

hope that the broader publicwill

support us as we work togethertoclean

up our streamsand rivers.’’

Dave will remain on the committeeas

PHOTO: FILE

acommunity member, while Michael

Blackwelltakesupthe roleof

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deputy chairman.

He saysitisanexciting time for the

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‘‘We usually hover around the 150

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up there and you really needtotake a

week off work.’’

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will be assisted by aNew Zealand

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‘‘Adrienne is ahighly regarded

breeder and judge and she has

producedthe Australian national

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says.‘‘She hasneverjudgedinNew

Zealand before, so Ithinkpeople are

quitekeen for her to look at their

animals.’’

Unlike other alpaca shows,animals

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blackalpacas and working through to

the whites.

‘‘With the other shows, the animals

come in their different age groups and

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48 The North Canterbury News, September 19, 2019

Rally attracts top drivers

Tight contest ... The Selwyn Grizzlies take on the North Canterbury Black Year 6/7 boys

in the rain.

PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP

An educational outing

HOCKEY

By SHELLEY TOPP

The Selwyn/North Canterbury Festivalof

Hockeyprovidedalearning experience

for youngplayers, coaches, umpires and

volunteers last Saturday.

The festival was held at Rangiora’s

MainPower HockeyTurf between hockey

teams from Selwyn(Waikirikiri,Malvern

and Hornby clubs mostly) and North

Canterbury (the Rangiora, Hinemoa­

Kaiapoi and Hurunuiclubs).

Its aim is to develop all aspectsofhockey

acrossthe region andprovide afun season

finalefor junior players.

‘‘Thisyear we had twoYear 6/7 girls

teams,two Year6/7 boys teamsand two

Year 8/9/10 mixed teams —six teams in

total from North Canterburyand five from

Selwynasthey onlyhad one boys 6/7

team,’’ says NorthCanterbury Sport and

Recreation Trustmarketing managerTony

Kean.

Each team played twice against their

regional opponents with the exception of

one Year6/7 boys game. Games were 20

minutes each halfand teams had agap

between games for their coachestoreview

their first games and discuss thingsthey

could improve for their next.

Although scores were recorded, the

emphasis was on learning not findingan

over­all winner.

‘‘I think, in the end, gameresultswere

prettymuch even between the two

regions,’’ Tonysays.

Teamswere chosenatrandom, with no

skill­basedselection, in ordertoget a

range of skills and experience playing

together.

The all­weather turf held up well for the

tournament, which was held in cold and

overcast conditions, with persistent rain

throughout the day preventing the needto

water the pitch.

The AshleyForest Rallysprint, which has

attracted some of New Zealand’s top

drivers, celebrates its 40th anniversary

this weekend.

With its elimination style, the drivers

must complete afaultless run each round

or risk not going any further in the event.

After the qualifyingrounds, the fastest32

competitors go through to the elimination

runs.

The fieldreducesbyhalf untilonly the

fastesttwo competitors remainto

determine the victor.

Hayden Paddon returns in his Hyundai

i20 AP4++ and is lookingtoset anew

courserecord.

Also looking to set anew course

benchmark is record­holder SloanCox.In

2016, Cox broke Kim Austin’s recordof

56.57 secondsthat had stood for 17 years.

Cox broke it again the following year in

atime of 54.96 seconds.

It looked like Paddon would beatitin

2018 with a55second run, before an

enginefailureinthe Top 16 round ended

his day.

As wellashis Hillclimb Beast Mitsubishi

Evo 8, Cox is also entering afront­wheeldrive

Mitsubishi Evo 10 in the Two­Wheel­

Drive Unlimited Class.His main

competitionwill be Chris Heyinhis

Toyota MR2,who has dominated this class

since 2008 and is the current Two­Wheel­

Drive record­holder. In 2017,Hey broke

Kim Austin’s long­standingTwo­Wheel­

Driverecord of 1minute 2.45 seconds, set

in 1988. His recordof1:02.15will be in the

sights of both Hey and Cox.

Another long­timecompetitor is Trevor

Crowe, whosemotorsport careerspans

well over50years. Crowe’s V8Starlet took

him to victoryin1985 whenhebecamethe

first South Island drivertowin the event.

The former Kim Austin Mitsubishi

Starioninwhichheset the course record,

now owned by Graeme Bjerring, made its

return to the event in 2017 and it will be

Returning ... Hayden Paddon will be

competing in the Ashley Rallysprint this

weekend.

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The 0­1300cc Two­Wheel­Driveclass has

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Herdman the chance to reclaim the title he

won in 2016 and 2017.Also up for grabs in

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newcomer in this class. Several

drivers fall into this category,including

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Event sponsorWinmax Brakes by

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The North Canterbury News, September 19, 2019

49

Variety benefit evening

Avarietybenefit concert is being held

at the Rangiora RSA on Saturday,

October 12, from7pm. It willbe

presented by recordingartist Danny

McGirrand will feature countryartists

including Don White, ErnieAndrew,

Greg and Deb Duo, Ivan Burkin,

Michael McGirr, Silverado and K­Zees

Duo. Tickets are $10, with door sales

available, or phone NgaireHarpur on

(03) 312 9378or(021) 102 5044. Raffles

will also be on saleonthe night.

Proceeds will go to supportSpecial

Olympics North Canterbury.

Just Brass

SalvationArmy Rangiora will host its

secondannual Just Brass concertnext

Tuesday at 5pm in the Salvation Army

Hall in Ashley Street. It is afree

concert, but donations are welcome.

The concert willbefollowed by ashared

tea. Pleasebring aplate. Just Brass is an

innovativeprogramme providing

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children struggling withlearning

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Milk stout crowned world’sbest

By RACHEL MACDONALD

Amilkstout createdbyaNorth

Canterbury­based brewer and

his team hasbeen crownedthe

world’s best.

Cassel’s, the Christchurch

family­owned boutique

brewery where he works, is

positioning itself to take on

international export markets

with its Woolston­made beers.

SimonBretherton is the

executive breweratthe

brewery, which claimedthe

prizefor the world’s best milk

stoutatthe recentWorld Beer

Awards.

Simon’s stoutstartedina

roundof3500 entries from

across the Pacific. It ended up

in afinal, judgedthe bestby

200­odd experts in London.

Simonwas once a

Lancashire lad. Coming from a

brewing family, he completeda

chemistry degree, thenwent to

learnhis trade at Boddington’s

in the UK.

He moved to New Zealand 22

yearsago to takeupaposition

at Harrington’sin

Christchurch before movingto

Little Creatures in Australia.

Thesedays he is backhere

and has made North

Canterbury home.

AlasdairCassel, the

innovator behindThe Tannery

shopping complex, is happyto

have him on the team.

‘‘LittleCreaturesisastandout

company that makes great

bottle­conditioned beer. The

angelisthe yeast,’’hesays.

‘‘Simon started out with us as

abrewingconsultant,and

SPORTS RESULTS

AmberleySmallbore Rifle Club

Selfhandicap shoot: DQuigley 99.9,

KQuigley 99.7, CRhodes94.3,M

Quigley 94.3, OMitchell 84.0,WParker

82.2, BParker 79.0, MPalmer 79.0.

Rangiora GolfClub

Nineholes, stroke ­Jingles: Ladies:

Adrienne Lamb 21, 1; Rita Moore 17, 2;

Ruth Crawford 17,3.

Men:Stephen Bell 29, 1; Ross

McQueen 15,2;David Klopper 14 (c/b),

3.

Ladies LGU:Division 1­Gross: Jo

Kent 86. Nett: ChrisRhea 75. Division

2­Gross: SueMcFarlane 94.Nett:

Rhonda Warwick 72 on c/b from Vicki

Lucas.

Division 3­Gross: SandyHodd 109.

Nett: Daphne Smith 68.

Midweek men ­stableford: Andy

Reeves 39, 1; PeterStuart 39,2;Roger

Dunn 38,3.

while some of it is luck, the

regimehehas built, andhis

processes, havetakenour

beers to anew level.’’

Thehand­craftednatureof

thebeer is part of the

challenge, says Simon.

‘‘In the brew­pub at The

Tannery, we haveone of two

hand­made wood­firedkettles

in the world.Making beerlike

this means every brew is going

to be alittle bit different,’’ he

says.

‘‘Most of what we do takes

place in the breweryatthe

back of the site, though, where

it’s still an individual batch

process.’’

Alisdair built the brewery

after the earthquakes and now

has the international market in

his sights.

‘‘We can’t compete withthe

bigbrands here, so we’re

investing our effortsin

competing internationally. In

those terms, this WorldBeer

Award is areally big deal,’’

Alasdair says.

‘‘This will put asmall, familyowned

brewery on the world

stage. I’d like to see us as an

independently owned

international brewery,and

every medal we win moves us

further down that path.

‘‘We’rethe little South Island

beer­maker takingonthe

world.’’

Simon says there aremore

competitions on the horizon.

Meanwhile, backathome,

there are plans afoot to open

thebrewery in Woolstonfor

tours to put Simon’s team and

their talents on display.

Worldbeaters... Simon Bretherton, left,has justwon thetop prize

at the World Beer Awards for his milkstout.Heworks for Cassel’s

Brewery, and Alasdair Cassel,right, hails the achievement asamajor

milestone for the small, family­owned enterprise. PHOTO: RACHEL MACDONALD

Writers’ Tea Party makes its return

Poems and words will take

centre­stage at the Amberley

Memorial Library on Sunday,

October 13, at the Writers’ Tea

Party.

Authors Lloyd Jones and

Lawrence Patchett, and poet

Alison Glenny, will be guests of

the Friends of the Hurunui

District Libraries.

Mr Jones is one of New

Zealand’s most celebrated

writers.

His 2006 novel, Mr Pip,was a

finalist for the Man Booker

prize, while his 2013 memoir, A

History of Silence,has an

Kapa haka groups mark week

Rangiora’s Ashgrove School was one of

six Waimakariri schools which took part

in the Waimakariri Libraries’

celebration of Maori Language Week (Te

Wiki oteReo Maori).

The Ashgrove School pupils last week

joined other kapa haka groups from

Rangiora Borough School, Tuahiwi

School, Kaiapoi Borough School,

Kaiapoi North School and Oxford Area

School for performances at the

Rangiora, Kaiapoi and Oxford Libraries.

Ashgrove school teacher Lainie

Roddis, who is the school’s kapa haka

group teacher along with Lydia Dixon,

said interest in kapa haka groups had

increased in the last four or five years.

There are 55 children involved in the

Ashgrove School kapa haka group. ‘‘The

kids love it,’’ Lainie said. ‘‘They love to

be passionate about their performance.’’

Maori Language Week ended on

Sunday, September 15.

intriguing link with Hawarden.

Alison Glenny has returned to

Christchurch where she was

born, to take up aUrsula Bethell

Writers’ Fellowship at

Canterbury University. Her first

collection of poems, The

Farewell Tourist,won the

Kathleen Grattan Poetry Award.

This year it was long­listed for

an Ockham NZ Book Award. Her

latest work is inspired by the

experiences of Edwardian

female alpine mountaineers in

the Southern Alps.

Lawrence Patchett’s short

stories have been published in

Celebration ...

Ashgrove School’s

kapa haka group

marks Maori

Language Week at

the Rangiora

Library.

PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP

literary magazines and played

on Radio NZ National. In 2012 I

Got his Blood on Me won the NZA

Hubert Church Best First Book

Award in 2013.

His new novel The Burning

River is due to be launched on

October 10.

The event will be chaired by

Amberley Beach author

Bernadette Hall. Tickets for the

Hurunui Arts Councilsponsored

event, which runs

from 2pm to 4pm, can be bought

from the Amberley library for $5.

The price includes afternoon

tea.

NEWS AND CLASSIFIEDS

The North Canterbury News, September 19, 2019

Poultry

BANTAMS rare breed silver

Sebright, breeding trio

$100. Ph 021 062 3835.

Wanted To Buy

CASH PAID for all types

of scrap, farm machinery,

old vehicles etc. Phone

Wayne 027 749 9736, 03

323 6610, Licenced Dealer.

TOOLS, garden, garage,

saw benches, lathes. Cash

buyer. Phone 03 355 2045.

DOWNSIZING? Garage

sale? Cash for estate china.

Please telephone 313 1878

or 027 350 3963

Musical Instruments

GUITAR and Ukulele

tuition, Rangiora based,

experienced tuition in folk,

blues, rock, instrument

setup and basic repairs. —

Ph. Tim 027­489­5957.

For Sale

RECYCLED Designer

Clothes Evening. Rangiora

Baptist Church, 111 East

Belt, Rangiora, Friday 20th

September, 6pm ­ 9pm.

Prices from $5, cash only.

Situations Vacant

609 Lineside Rd, Rangiora

53

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 isessential.

To apply send your CV to

craig@stadiumcars.co.nz

We are looking for anew team member for our Inward

Goods Team. This is afulltime, Monday to Friday role.

Because agreat Inwards Goods Team is critical to our

success as abusiness the successful applicant will

have the following:

Ahigh level of physical fitness –heavy lifting is part of

the job.

The ability to get the job done.

Be able to work well in ateamand/or by yourself.

ACan-do attitude

Be Reliable, Punctual and Flexible.

Able to communicate effectively with team members,

supervisors and customers.

McAlpines have an active drug &alcohol policy in

place and apre-employment drug test &medical will

be required.

Written applications including your CV should be

forwarded to:

Inward Goods Team Member, McAlpines Mitre 10

MEGA, Private Bag 1003, Rangiora 7440 or email:

michellef@mcalpines.co.nz

2206301

SECURITY GUARDS

required for casual event

work over the summer

period. Acurrent C.O.A is

essential. Ph 028 419 3720.

FACTORY /Process work

ChCh and Nth Cant. A

variety of shifts and roles.

We do CVs. Superior Personnel,

6 Cone Street,

Phone 313 6180 Rangiora.

www.superiorpersonnel.co.nz.

Home Services

FARM or house sitter

available. Country woman

with many years experience.

Caring for cats, dogs,

poultry &horses etc. Phone

027 693 7376.

Public Notices

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.

Pets

BICHON HOMESTAY

for smaller dogs. We look

after your dog in our home.

"No kennels". Phone today

03 314 6110.

Rangiora Harness Racing Club

Notice of AGM

Tuesday 15 th October, 2019, 7.30pm

Public Stand Cafe, Rangiora Race Course

Business

1 Receive &adopt the Annual Report

2 Receive &adopt the Annual Accounts to

31/7/19

3 Election of Officers

4 General Business

5 Guest speaker MattCross

Greg Wright

President

2206303


CLASSIFIEDS, TRUSTED TRADES &PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

54 The North Canterbury News, September 19, 2019

Public Notices

Public Health Notice

Please Flush Your Taps

Some plumbing fittings may allow tiny traces

of metals to build up in water that has been

standing in the fittings for several hours.

Although the health risk issmall, the Ministry of Health recommends

you flush acouple ofcups of water from your drinking-water tap each

morning before drinking, or aer long absences from your property.

This simple precaution is recommended for all public and private water

supplies for all households in New Zealand.

For more information call 0800 965 468 (0800 WMK GOV).

THE ROTARY

BOOK FAIR

FRIDAY 4TH &

SATURDAY 5TH

OCTOBER 2019

PHONE

RANGIORA BOROUGH

SCHOOL HALL

HELP US TO DO THIS AGAIN BY

DONATING BOOKS, MAGAZINES,

DVDS, CDS, PUZZLES, RECORDS.

IF YOU HAVE BOOKS

ETC TO DONATE WE CAN

COLLECT THEM.

027 472 4439

DROP BOXES ARE AVAILABLE

AT: CALTEX RANGIORA

RANGIORA NEW WORLD.

Rangiora Charitable Trust

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

North Canterbury Dive Club

2019 AGM

to be held at

Kaiapoi Club, 113Raven Quay,

Kaiapoi

on 30th September 2019 at 7.30pm

All existing and new members welcome.

Enquiries 027 560 6902

2205790

RotaryClub of Rangiora

Charitable Trust

ALEXMURRAY

EDUCATION AWARD 2019

The Rotary Club ofRangiora awards agrant each

year inmemory of aformer member, Alex Murray,

to assist ayoung person about to leave school to

undertake further training at an education centre,

polytechnic or university.

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

youngpersonlivingineithertheWaimakaririorHurunui

Districts. Thegrantistoassist withcourse costs and/

or study materials (excluding accommodation costs)

over the first two years oftertiary study. Uptohalf of

the grant wouldbeavailablefor the first year of study.

We are calling for applications for this grant for study

to be commencedin2020.

The application form may be obtained by emailing

ayers.david@xtra.co.nz.

Applications will close on Thursday 3 rd October

2019.

St Joseph’s St Joseph’sSchoolRangiora

Rangiora

Board Boardof ofTrustees’ Trustees’Election Election

Declaration of Parent Election

DeclarationofParent ElectionResults

Results

2201818

At the close of nominations, as the number

of valid nominations were equal to the

number of vacancies required to be filled,

Ihereby declare the following duly elected:

Dangerfield, Emma

Anita Ward

Returning Officer

2206667

KAIAPOI CHRISTADELPHIANS

“The Key of Knowledge ..“(Luke 11:52)

“GOOD NEWS”

JESUS CHRIST IS COMING BACK!

“Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour

as ye think not the Son of Man cometh.”

Matt 24:44.

2204188

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICE OF

APPLICATION FOR ON

AND OFF LICENCES

SECTION 101, SALE

AND SUPPLY OF

ALCOHOL ACT2012

Fresca Ltd has made

application to the District

Licensing Committee at

Rangiora for the renewal

of an On and OffLicence

in respect of the premises

situated at 188 High St,

Conway Lane known as

Fresca Mediterranean.

The general nature of

the business conducted

under the licence is Cafe

and Grocer.

The days on which and

the hours during which

alcohol is sold under the

licence are Monday -

Sunday 8am -11pm.

The application may be

inspected during ordinary

office hours at the office

of the Waimakariri

District Licensing

Committee at 215 High

Street, Rangiora.

Any person who is

entitled to object and

who wishes to object to

the issue of the licence

may, not later than 15

working days after the

date of the publication of

this notice, file anotice in

writing of the objection

with the Secretary of

the Waimakariri District

Licensing Committee

at Private Bag 1005,

Rangiora.

No objection to the

renewal of a licence

may bemade inrelation

to a matter other than

a matter specified in

section 131 of the Sale

and Supply of Alcohol

Act 2012.

This is the first publication

of this notice.

2207161

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TIDY TREES and gardens.

All tree pruning,

felling, hedge trimming and

general gardening. Telephone

Daniel 027 373 7001

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POLYTUNNEL portable

18x5m will sell shorter

length of 14m or 10m. For

details ph 021 062 3835.

FRUIT TREE

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022 321 2468

or 03 313 2468

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CASH 4CARS

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Phone

Automotive

Parts

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CASH / CASH for any

unwanted vehicles. Ph 03

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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

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.

CARPENTER / Painter

specialising in alterations &

renovations, repairs &

maintenance, 35 plus years,

experienced licenced

builder. Telephone Trevor

313 5013 or 027 431 1864.

CHIMNEY SWEEPS!

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Accumulation of soot seriously

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Latest rotary brush technology.

Free moisture check

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guranteed. From $70 single

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021 0277 1927.

PAINTER & Decorator.

25 + years experience.

Interior /exterior, roofs &

waterblasting. For a free

quote. Please ph Steve 03

314 4045 or 027 477 1930.

SHEARER Mobile sheep

shearer available for lifestyle

blocks. Over 30 years

experience. Phone Stuart

027 315 6916.

PLASTIC WELDING

North Canterbury specialist.

All plastic &fibreglass

repairs. Telephone James

021 180 5103.

LAWNMOWING Phone

Stu 027 315 6916.

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.

ROOFER. All roof repairs,

roof painting, waterblasting,

moss treatment,

repointing, gutter cleans &

snow straps. And more.

Free quotes. Ph Nathan 027

516 6609.

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.

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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.

POWER TOOLS repairs,

parts &sales for over 30

years. All main brands serviced.

Grossman Trade

Tools, 31A Watts Road,

Christchurch. Ph 389 9230.

PROPERTY maintenance,

lawns, hedges, chainsaw

work, pruning, painting &

minor home alterations.

Town &Country. Ph Mike

03 313 0261.

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.

Delta Electrical

Working and Living in

North Canterbury

Commercial |Residential

Alarms |Home Theatre

General Maintenance

Ph 03 322 9931

deltaelectricalnz@gmail.com

2203241

Trade&Services

PAINT & wallpaper

services. Wayne Bryant.

Exterior, interior, qualified

tradesman. Free quotes. Ph

313 5337 or 027 654 4568.

RANGIORA Rubbish

Removal and RRR skips.

concrete Wheelie bins any frequency

and skips from 1.5 cube to

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Roof Painting

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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

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Authorised by: Dan Gordon, 578 Carrs Road, Loburn

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Out and about in Waimakariri

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councillors in Kaiapoi.

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healthcare services.

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

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Authorised by: Dan Gordon, 578 Carrs Road, Loburn

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