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Thursday, <strong>September</strong> <strong>26</strong>, <strong>2019</strong> | Issue 865 | www.starnews.co.nz<br />

NPD to stick with fuel site<br />

By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

Fuel company NPD will push on with its<br />

self­service petrol station in central<br />

Amberley, but has offered an olive<br />

branch to those opposing the site.<br />

The organisers of petitions, signed by<br />

nearly 1000 people objecting to the use<br />

of asite in the heart of Amberley,<br />

recently met representatives of the<br />

Nelson­based firm to present the<br />

community’s concerns.<br />

Apetition organiser, Tony<br />

Trewinnard, says NPD has since come<br />

back to the group saying it took nearly<br />

three years to identify asuitable site in<br />

the town, and it was committed to<br />

continuing with the development.<br />

‘‘They tell us their arrival will be a<br />

win­win for NPD, the Amberley<br />

community, and the retail sector,’’ Mr<br />

Trewinnard says.<br />

‘‘Naturally we are disappointed at this<br />

response, which doesn’t seem to reflect<br />

the depth of community concern.’’<br />

NPD has offered the temporary use of<br />

its future retail space for community car<br />

washes and sausage sizzles, and has<br />

established acommunity fund which<br />

will see 1cent per litre of fuel sold in the<br />

first three months at Amberley donated<br />

to alocal community group.<br />

It has also promoted future discussion<br />

between the newly elected council and<br />

the local community, he says.<br />

‘‘These are small wins for our<br />

community,’’ Mr Trewinnard says. ‘‘But<br />

stopping this development was always<br />

going to be an uphill battle, after the<br />

council left the community on the back<br />

foot by not disclosing the consents<br />

application when it arrived on their<br />

desk in early April.<br />

‘‘NPD listened respectfully and with<br />

care to our concerns.<br />

‘‘They were mindful of the investment<br />

they had already made in purchasing<br />

the land and in obtaining consents for<br />

the site, but agreed to think about how<br />

they might be able to help the<br />

community.’’<br />

Continued Page 3<br />

Woolly trio enjoy their regular river strolls<br />

By SHELLEY TOPP<br />

Dogs and cats make great pets<br />

because they are smart,<br />

affectionate and have distinct<br />

personalities. However, few<br />

people realise that sheep, if<br />

treated with respect, can also<br />

make great pets on lifestyle<br />

blocks, say Grant and Valerie<br />

Davey, of Ashley.<br />

Every afternoon, Grant and<br />

Valerie get acall from three<br />

Swedish friends. It is a<br />

reminder that they are waiting<br />

for their walk along the<br />

Ashley/Rakahuri River<br />

mountainbike trail.<br />

The call comes from the<br />

couple’s Gotland Pelt sheep,<br />

Thomas, Viktor and Quentin,<br />

waiting impatiently for their<br />

stroll along the trail at the<br />

back of couple’s lifestyle<br />

block.<br />

They don’t like walking in<br />

the rain, but on fine days their<br />

persistent bleating is<br />

impossible to ignore, and on<br />

some nights the trio also line<br />

up to go on the leash for awalk<br />

along the road. The couple’s<br />

dog, Rolly, joins them for most<br />

of their walks.<br />

Continued Page 2<br />

Out with the team... Grant Davey, of<br />

Ashley, during one of hisafternoon walks<br />

with his three Gotland Pelt sheep, from<br />

left,Quentin,Viktor and Thomas. Grant’s<br />

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2 The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>September</strong> <strong>26</strong>, <strong>2019</strong><br />

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Debate fuels Amberley’sspirit<br />

The ‘‘NPD issue’’ seemsto<br />

have reachedaconclusionof<br />

sorts. NPD has offeredthe<br />

communityafew responses<br />

whichthey hopewill<br />

‘‘acknowledge our concerns’’.<br />

While falling well short of<br />

what the communitywanted, it<br />

is atiny win for the community<br />

in what was aprettyhopeless<br />

situation that we found<br />

ourselves in.<br />

With NPD alreadyowning<br />

the site,and in possession of all<br />

the consentsthey legally<br />

needed,therewas only ever a<br />

hope of convincing them not to<br />

proceedoftheirown good<br />

conscience.<br />

PamelaWelch and myself, as<br />

petition organisers, and Cr<br />

Julia McLean, whom we<br />

invited as awider community<br />

representative to the meeting,<br />

tried our hardest to convince<br />

their management team in<br />

person that thevoice of nearly<br />

athousandlocal residents was<br />

not to be ignored. They have<br />

decided to proceed in what<br />

they are convinced is a‘‘winwin<br />

for NPD, the Amberley<br />

communityand the retail<br />

Tony Trewinnard, who organised apetition opposed to the proposed siting of NPD’s<br />

new fuel stop in Amberley, says the debate has left the Amberley community stronger.<br />

sector’’. Only timewill tellhow<br />

resounding thiswin­winwill be<br />

for eachofthese three.<br />

What is worth recording and<br />

worthhighlightingfrom this<br />

process is whatIperceive as a<br />

renewed strength andvigour in<br />

the Amberley community. This<br />

community didn’t takethe<br />

stealthyimpositionofthis<br />

venture as an arrowthrough<br />

our community heartwithout a<br />

fight. But the fight was<br />

respectful,reasonable, and has<br />

prompted alot of people to<br />

stop and thinkabout the needs<br />

of the Amberley community.<br />

This has to be agood thing.<br />

The communityhas clearly<br />

expressedadesiretobeheard.<br />

The incoming mayorand<br />

councillors will ignore this<br />

desire at theirperil. When we<br />

presentedour petition to<br />

council afew weeks ago, this<br />

was expressedinthe strongest<br />

possibleway. It is not<br />

acceptable that the council’s<br />

own mission and vision<br />

statements, which promiseso<br />

much, have zero practical<br />

application in the day­to­day<br />

decision­making of the council.<br />

Therewill be other plans for<br />

Amberley, and hopefully the<br />

furore over NPD’sarrivalin<br />

the town will help othersavoid<br />

similar communityangstby<br />

communicatingrespectfully.<br />

The Hurunui District<br />

Councilhas beenput on fair<br />

warning that this community<br />

expects opportunities for<br />

consultation aboutthe<br />

development of our town.Itis<br />

alsovery clear fromthe many<br />

voices who have taken the time<br />

to speaktousinrecentweeks<br />

thatthe community has a<br />

strong heart but needs aplace<br />

to call its own.Thatmightbeas<br />

acommunity centreinthe form<br />

of abuilding, or acollection of<br />

buildingstomeet the needs of<br />

youth, youngparents,families,<br />

the elderly and groups with<br />

common interests; or atownsquare<br />

style space where<br />

everyone in the community can<br />

meet, socialise, and congregate<br />

to celebrate the many<br />

advantages of living in this<br />

wonderfultown.<br />

The communitychanges<br />

over time, and the community’s<br />

expectations change withit.<br />

Yet, the facilitiesthe<br />

community needs must be<br />

planned and anticipatedin<br />

advance.<br />

Let’s not let the great<br />

community spiritthat theNPD<br />

issue has generatedfade away<br />

until the ‘‘next thingtooppose’’<br />

comes along.<br />

Rather, we have an<br />

opportunity as acommunityto<br />

work positively and proactivelywith<br />

the council to<br />

plan, prepare, and be ready to<br />

take opportunities as they<br />

arise in the future. If that is the<br />

legacyofthe ‘‘NPDissue’’ for<br />

Amberley, then it will have<br />

been awin forthis community,<br />

as well as theinevitable win for<br />

NPD.<br />

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From Page 1<br />

Grant and Valeriehave been<br />

walking theirsheep mostdays<br />

for the last 17 years.<br />

‘‘Beingshut up in apaddock is<br />

an insult to theirintelligence,’’<br />

Grant says.<br />

‘‘Walkingwith sheep is quite<br />

differenttowalking adog,’’he<br />

says. ‘‘Dogs liketopee<br />

everywhere and chase rabbits.’’<br />

Sheep, on the other hand, are<br />

on the lookout for new things to<br />

nibble. Gorse flowers are a<br />

particular delicacy. They also<br />

likepoplar leaves but willow<br />

leaves are theirabsolute<br />

favourite.<br />

Thomas, Quentin and Viktor<br />

alsotake great interest in<br />

anythinghappening along the<br />

river’s edge.<br />

Theyused to joinGrant when<br />

he was checking predatortraps<br />

along the river, but he found<br />

competing with threewoolly<br />

heads to look in atrap got alittle<br />

trying.<br />

Thomas is the natural leader<br />

of the group but doesn’t force<br />

his authority.‘‘He is<br />

affectionate,intelligent,<br />

inquisitive and generallywell<br />

behaved,’’ Grant says.<br />

Quentinhas all those<br />

qualities, plus empathy for his<br />

fellow animals, but he lacks<br />

confidence. Twice he has been<br />

seen trying to help sick animals<br />

to stand, and he also looks after<br />

Viktor.Viktor is the youngest of<br />

the trio but is also the assertive<br />

one who likes to test the<br />

boundaries and try to dominate.<br />

Although Grant takes astick<br />

with him on their walks to ward<br />

off any dogs they may<br />

encounter,ithas only been used<br />

to keep the sheepaway from<br />

dogs. Theircuriosity has<br />

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shepherds, labradors and many<br />

other dogs.<br />

Quentinonce had apeaceful<br />

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dobermann.<br />

Grant grewuponasheep<br />

farm in Waimate and finds<br />

walkingwith his sheeppleasant<br />

and relaxing. The best thing<br />

about it is gaining the trustof<br />

animalswho have awell<br />

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Some English touristswho<br />

recently joinedGrant for awalk<br />

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Rail restoration wins major award<br />

By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

Work to restore the railway<br />

line between Picton and<br />

Christchurch, devastated by<br />

the 2016 Kaikoura<br />

earthquake, has won a<br />

prestigious <strong>North</strong> American<br />

rail industry award.<br />

The work was carried out<br />

by KiwiRail and its project<br />

partners in the <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> Transport<br />

Infrastructure Recovery<br />

alliance (NCTIR).<br />

The New Zealand entry is<br />

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United States and Canada to<br />

win the American Railway<br />

Engineering and<br />

Maintenance of Way<br />

Association’s (AREMA)<br />

annual WW Hay Award for<br />

Excellence.<br />

KiwiRail’s chief operating<br />

officer for capital projects,<br />

David Gordon, says it is<br />

recognition of the<br />

remarkable efforts by all the<br />

teams in NCTIR to have the<br />

main north line reopened to<br />

restricted freight services<br />

within 10 months of the<br />

earthquake.<br />

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following year.<br />

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acknowledged as the best in<br />

the world. Given that the<br />

biggest of those railways have<br />

regularly won this award, it is<br />

an honour to now be<br />

recognised.’’<br />

Project on amassive scale ... The rail restoration was ahuge undertaking. The railway line was<br />

dislodged and pushed across State Highway 1bythis slip, one of many that affected the main trunk<br />

line in the Kaikoura region.<br />

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Mr Gordon says the<br />

restoration project is one of<br />

the largest ever undertaken<br />

in New Zealand.<br />

‘‘While we now have a<br />

reliable line for running our<br />

freight and tourism services,<br />

there is still work being done<br />

to complete the job.’’<br />

The rail recovery efforts<br />

following the Kaikoura<br />

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Fuel company NPD planstoopen another 19<br />

sitesinthe South Island in the next 12<br />

months.<br />

Aself­serveoutlet has openedinRangiora<br />

in the pasttwo weeks.<br />

The Rangiora outlet has sparkedafuel<br />

pricewar in the Waimakariri town, based on<br />

NPD’sopeningpricing.<br />

Chiefexecutive Barry Sheridan says he is<br />

delightedtogivemotorists the chance to get<br />

lower­pricedfuel in Rangiora.<br />

He said the discountfuel operator’s<br />

decision to open the outlet came on the back<br />

of growing demand in the thriving township.<br />

It is open 24 hours aday, seven daysa<br />

week.<br />

Mr Sheridan says NPD, aSouth Island<br />

family­owned business established in 1961,<br />

is pleased with the support and positive<br />

feedback it is getting about its Rangiora<br />

outlet.<br />

Rangiora is its 66th SouthIsland site.<br />

‘‘We are focused on developing astrong<br />

fuel networktosupport motorists<br />

throughoutthe South Island,’’hesays.<br />

It is the first in the township to offer<br />

100Plus, NPD’s new high­octane petrol.<br />

100Plus is one of the highest octane, roadlegalpetrol<br />

grades to be offered in New<br />

Zealand from an established fuel retail<br />

network.<br />

‘‘Many modern cars benefit fromahigheroctane<br />

petroland the specialformulation in<br />

100Plus also deliversanumberofother<br />

benefits,’’hesays.<br />

‘‘These can include improved fuel<br />

consumption, reducedemissions, extended<br />

shelflife and smoother engine operation.’’<br />

NPD sticks<br />

to proposal<br />

From Page 1<br />

The petitions, which had<br />

beentabled at the Hurunui<br />

District Council meeting the<br />

previous week, calledfor<br />

NPD to pause its plansand<br />

look for alternative sites in<br />

Amberley.<br />

NPD intends to start work<br />

on the site in six weeks. It<br />

hopes to beopen for business<br />

early next year.<br />

Mr Trewinnard says while<br />

others might want to continue<br />

to protest at the development,<br />

he felt therewas little to be<br />

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4 The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>September</strong> <strong>26</strong>, <strong>2019</strong><br />

Water proposals a ‘long time coming’<br />

By SHELLEY TOPP<br />

The Government’s new water<br />

quality and environment<br />

proposalsare longoverdue,<br />

despite being criticised by<br />

somefarmers, aprominent<br />

Waikari wateractivistsays.<br />

‘‘Ithas been along time<br />

coming, says Sam Mahon,<br />

author of The WaterThieves.<br />

‘‘What worries me though is<br />

thatuntil the consents are<br />

reviewed or rakedback from<br />

someofthe worst polluters, we<br />

are stillgoing to have ahuge<br />

number of problems.’’<br />

How do we address these?<br />

He wants to see the<br />

Government’s proposals go<br />

further,with restrictions<br />

placed on water consents that<br />

haveresulted in bad outcomes.<br />

‘‘InDenmark 30 yearsago<br />

theyhad similar problems to<br />

whatwehave in New Zealand,<br />

whereby the intensification of<br />

dairy farmingand the resultant<br />

hugerunoff resulted in<br />

widespread waterpollution,’’<br />

he says.<br />

The problem causedapublic<br />

outcry in Denmark and now<br />

farmers there have to renew a<br />

permit annuallytofarm.<br />

In New Zealand, the<br />

Government’s NationalPolicy<br />

Statementfor Freshwater<br />

Management (NPSFM) and the<br />

National Environmental<br />

Standards(NES) proposals<br />

wereannouncedon<strong>September</strong><br />

5. They are aimedatimproving<br />

the quality of New Zealand’s<br />

waterways and are open for<br />

consultation until October31.<br />

Farming leaderssay the<br />

proposalsare unworkable and<br />

willbankruptsome farmers.<br />

Irrigation plans in the<br />

Hurunuihave divided the<br />

community sincethe now<br />

defunct HurunuiWater Project<br />

was first mooted.<br />

Amuri Irrigation has since<br />

beentryingtoestablish a<br />

smaller pipedscheme, but has<br />

beenunable to get enough<br />

farmer support.<br />

The outgoing Hurunui Mayor<br />

Winton Dalley, who is alsoa<br />

fourth­generation sheepand<br />

beeffarmer, has called the<br />

irrigation proposal’s recent<br />

failure‘‘very disappointing’’<br />

for the Hawarden and Waikari<br />

communities.<br />

‘‘After 20 years of planning<br />

and millions of local dollars<br />

invested, there is now going to<br />

be no immediate possibility of<br />

asubstantialirrigation scheme<br />

for their district,’’ he says.<br />

However, Sam takes a<br />

different view. He believes the<br />

failureofthe proposed scheme<br />

willbenefit Hurunui’s<br />

environment and waterways<br />

and help pavethe way back to<br />

sustainable farming.<br />

‘‘When Ifirst came heremore<br />

than30years ago Iknew<br />

everybody,’’ Sam says.<br />

‘‘Wewould have barn dances<br />

and everyonewould come.<br />

Now the community is divided<br />

and that is unhealthy. What has<br />

caused the division has been<br />

greed. The proposal failed<br />

becausefarmersnolonger<br />

havethe stomachfor high<br />

debt.’’<br />

Water champion ... Water activist, artist and writer Sam Mahon at his home<br />

in Waikari.<br />

PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP<br />

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revisited<br />

By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

Feedback given at a<br />

public meeting in<br />

Waikuku last month over<br />

aproposal to cancel the<br />

Waikuku bus route was<br />

heard loud and clear by<br />

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

(ECan), Waimakariri MP<br />

Matt Doocey says.<br />

He says ECan is<br />

bringing anew proposal<br />

to the table to retain up to<br />

two trips each weekday to<br />

and from Waikuku.<br />

‘‘This is abig move from<br />

the original proposal to<br />

cancel the service<br />

completely,’’ Mr Doocey<br />

says.<br />

More than 100<br />

residents attended the<br />

meeting, to which he<br />

invited ECan after<br />

Waikuku resident<br />

Kristina Poulter raised<br />

the issue with him.<br />

‘‘My hat goes off to<br />

Kristina and other<br />

residents whose passion<br />

for their community<br />

resulted in this<br />

changeabout, with ECan<br />

now looking at options to<br />

retain the route,’’ he says.<br />

ECan is working closely<br />

with all the Waikuku<br />

submitters as it works<br />

through the logistics of<br />

retaining two trips each<br />

weekday.<br />

ARE<br />

YOUREADY.<br />

waimakariri.govt.nz/vote<strong>2019</strong>


Environment a<br />

hot-button issue<br />

NEWS<br />

The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>September</strong> <strong>26</strong>, <strong>2019</strong><br />

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sessions.<br />

The nine contenders faced alargely<br />

middle­aged or older audience, in<br />

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VIEWS<br />

6 The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>September</strong> <strong>26</strong>, <strong>2019</strong><br />

In the Electoratewith<br />

MattDoocey<br />

MP forWaimakariri<br />

Authorised by Matt Doocey, Level 1ConwayLane, 188 High Street, Rangiora.<br />

Salute to outgoing mayor<br />

The strong and inclusive leadership of<br />

our outgoing mayor, David Ayers, will<br />

be greatly missed across our<br />

communities.<br />

When Iwas elected five years ago as<br />

anew MP, David had led our<br />

community through some of our darkest<br />

days following the earthquakes.<br />

Empathy for the many families<br />

affected and for communities literally<br />

shaken to their foundations; adesire to<br />

build up and empower our<br />

communities; and acommitment to the<br />

growth and development of our region<br />

were hallmarks of his tenure.<br />

David and district council chief<br />

executive Jim Palmer together led the<br />

council and staff in adisaster response<br />

model that was acknowledged both in<br />

New Zealand and internationally.<br />

Over the years, Ihave enjoyed<br />

working with David on the challenges<br />

and opportunities of our rapid growth<br />

during Waimakariri’s regeneration as<br />

we became the third largest district by<br />

population in the South Island.<br />

Iwish David and his wife, Marilyn, all<br />

the best and I’m sure we will continue<br />

to see the high commitment to<br />

community service David has shown<br />

over 30 years of council service.<br />

My public meeting in Woodend at the<br />

start of the month put residents’<br />

frustrations about safety on State<br />

Highway 1from Kaiapoi to the Ashley<br />

Bridge right before the New Zealand<br />

Transport Agency (NZTA).<br />

The take­home message of that<br />

meeting was that there was neither the<br />

funding in an ‘‘over­subscribed’’ budget<br />

nor the appetite from the Government<br />

to invest in safety improvements or<br />

National’s promised four­lane<br />

motorway and Woodend Bypass any<br />

time soon.<br />

Iwrote to Transport Minister Phil<br />

Twyford following the meeting, urging<br />

him to expedite the safety<br />

improvement plan to be implemented<br />

within the next 12 months; provide<br />

safer pedestrian crossing across SH1 in<br />

Woodend urgently; and guarantee<br />

funding to address the safety concerns<br />

raised at the meeting.<br />

The news that NZTA is now looking to<br />

re­direct $313 million back into roading<br />

projects because the Government has<br />

failed on its delivery targets for<br />

Auckland’s light rail project brings new<br />

hope we might benefit from this<br />

funding, and Iimmediately wrote an<br />

open letter to the minister, urging him<br />

to reconsider his support for this<br />

project (see below).<br />

Spring is always abusy time in the<br />

electorate and Ihave enjoyed attending<br />

and speaking at honours nights for our<br />

volunteer firefighters at the Pines/<br />

Kairaki, Rangiora and Kaiapoi<br />

brigades to acknowledge the<br />

impressive long­standing service of<br />

volunteers. We can’t thank you enough.<br />

Ialso enjoyed attending the opening<br />

of Kaiapoi High School’s impressive<br />

new gymnasium, which is agreat new<br />

asset for our community.<br />

It has been agreatride<br />

ThankYou. Idon’t know how many of<br />

thesecolumns Ihave written overthe last<br />

nine years, but this is the last.<br />

My first ‘‘thank you’’ is to the <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong><strong>News</strong> for giving me the<br />

opportunitytotalk about what’s important,<br />

from my perspective,inour greatdistrict<br />

of Waimakariri.<br />

The most important thank­you is to all of<br />

you in our community.<br />

Over the lastnine years, the support the<br />

council has had over our general direction<br />

has been both gratifying and humbling.<br />

We havefaced challenges of historic<br />

magnitudeinearthquake recovery and<br />

regeneration, towncentre revival and<br />

populationgrowth.<br />

Your overall support has beencrucial in<br />

our decision­making, particularlyinthose<br />

bold stepsthat we needed to take.<br />

Beyond that, many of you have led and<br />

builtour Waimakariri community, and the<br />

communities within it, to keepitasa<br />

wonderful place to live.<br />

The district is fortunate to have acouncil<br />

staffthat is dedicated to the welfareand<br />

future of Waimakariri. Ledmagnificently<br />

by chief executiveJim Palmer and astable<br />

and wise management team,our talented<br />

staffhave supported our elected members<br />

with professionalism, expertiseand<br />

understanding.<br />

Thank­you to all of you for whatyou have<br />

achieved for us and forour wider<br />

community.<br />

My final thank­youisapersonal one —to<br />

the electedmembersofthe counciland<br />

community boards overthe last three<br />

terms.<br />

❛Iwas in at the beginningof<br />

this Waimakariri District and it<br />

has always been important to<br />

me.❜<br />

—Outgoing Mayor David Ayers<br />

Thank­you for the unity of purposeand<br />

dedicationyou have shown in facing the<br />

challenges Ilisted earlier;thank­you for<br />

working together and thank­you for the<br />

vision you haveshowninknowingwhat is<br />

important andneeds to be done.<br />

Thank­you for yourpersonalfriendship<br />

and for making my lifeeasy at the head of<br />

the table.<br />

When Iput my name forward for this<br />

role,some monthsbeforethe <strong>September</strong><br />

2010 earthquake, Ipromoted district unity<br />

as one of my goals.<br />

WhileIthink local prideisvery<br />

important, it is up to you to decidewhether<br />

we are more unified now.<br />

Iwas in at the beginning of this<br />

Waimakariri District and it has always<br />

been important to me. Ihope that Ihave<br />

made some small contribution towards<br />

achieving greater overall unity.<br />

Finally,Marilyn and Iare not going<br />

anywhere.Wehave lived in our house in<br />

the Rangioratown centre for 43 years,<br />

have no planstomove,and we will<br />

continuetoenjoy the variety of community<br />

events that occur throughthe year.See you<br />

round! Ka kiteano au iakoutou.<br />

Portion of diverted transport cash should be spent locally<br />

Dear Minister Twyford,<br />

The news that the New<br />

ZealandTransport Agency<br />

(NZTA)isnow looking to redirect<br />

$313 million back into<br />

roadingprojects from the<br />

light rail budgetbecause<br />

Government has failed on<br />

delivery targetsfor<br />

Auckland’s lightrail project<br />

brings renewedhope to the<br />

Waimakariri community that<br />

their safetyconcerns for State<br />

Highway1between Kaiapoi<br />

andthe Ashley Bridge may<br />

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Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey, in an open letter to the Transport Minister Phil<br />

Twyford, is calling on the Government to divert cash pulled from the Auckland light<br />

rail project toward much-needed roading improvements on the northern corridor.<br />

now be addressed.<br />

FollowingWaimakariri’s<br />

rapid growth postearthquakes,<br />

travel<br />

movements alongthis stretch<br />

of motorway are averaging<br />

just under 20,000 vehicle<br />

movements per day, manyof<br />

which are heavy vehicles.<br />

Waimakaririresidents have<br />

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Rise 6:08am<br />

Set 6:31pm<br />

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Rise 6:06am<br />

Set 5:37pm<br />

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strengthening<br />

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beenpaying more at the pump<br />

through increased fuel taxes,<br />

while critical roading projects<br />

like theBelfast to Pegasus<br />

motorway,including the<br />

WoodendBypass, have been<br />

cancelled to divert fundingto<br />

light railinAuckland.<br />

Thisnew reversal, with<br />

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Rise 7:37am<br />

Set 7:55pm<br />

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Rise 7:05am<br />

Set 7:33pm<br />

Rise 8:08am<br />

Set 9:12pm<br />

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Rise 7:03am<br />

Set 7:34pm<br />

Rise 8:39am<br />

Set 10:27pm<br />

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Rise 7:01am<br />

Set 7:36pm<br />

Rise 9:12am<br />

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S1.5 m S1.0 m<br />

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Times<br />

ways to spend the money it<br />

had plannedfor light rail in<br />

Auckland,provides some<br />

hope for Waimakariri<br />

residents that the decision to<br />

cancelthe Belfast to Pegasus<br />

Motorway,including the<br />

Woodend Bypass, will be<br />

reversed and vital roading<br />

infrastructure investmentto<br />

3:01am<br />

3:27pm<br />

Ok<br />

Best<br />

Times<br />

3:54am<br />

4:21pm<br />

deliver this project willbe<br />

approved.<br />

In writing to you, Iam<br />

urging you to reconsideryour<br />

supportfor this project and to<br />

channelsome of the $313<br />

million being re­directedto<br />

our community to reinstate<br />

the BelfasttoPegasus<br />

motorway extension,<br />

including the Woodend<br />

Bypass.<br />

Yours,<br />

Matt Doocey MP<br />

MP for Waimakariri<br />

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6:51pm 2.0 12:37pm 0.2 7:48pm 2.0 1:35pm 0.2 8:46pm 1.9 2:33pm 0.2<br />

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

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MY REASONS FOR STANDING<br />

FOR MAYOR AND COUNCIL<br />

On 3December 2018 the council tested the beach foam/sludge at Pines Beach for Enterococci bacteria and the results were<br />

24200 MPN per 100ml and the action level is 280 MPN per 100ml, no action or further testing was taken by the council. EColi<br />

was 6.5 times over the action level.<br />

See more at www.waterwaysforlife.co.nz<br />

See more at www.waterwaysforlife.co.nz<br />

1. Upgrade wastewater treatment for safer,<br />

healthier beaches for all to be proud of.<br />

2. Trytohold rate increases to inflation level.<br />

3. Upgrade drainage toprevent flooding in<br />

and around our homes and businesses.<br />

4. Increase debt repayment to prevent rates<br />

escalating.<br />

5. Concentrate on core council business and<br />

acommonsensepractical approach across<br />

all issues and be transparent across all<br />

issues.<br />

6. A greater emphasis to upgrade roads<br />

footpaths and pedestrian crossings.<br />

7. More attention to ensure appropriate bus<br />

stops and bus routes for all.<br />

8. Reduce spraying in ourrivers, streams and<br />

creeks, storm water drains, gutters and in<br />

and around our parks.<br />

9. Better testing and reporting on the nitrate<br />

levels in drinking water across the district.<br />

10. Our waterways and beaches are not<br />

healthy, this must change<br />

11. We must acknowledge our environmental<br />

issues and not ignorethem as we are today.<br />

12. AMaori proverb states, ‘If the land is well<br />

and the sea is well, the people will thrive.”<br />

The land and the sea are not well, we must<br />

step up and change this.<br />

I am standing for Mayor for the Waimakariri District<br />

and Councillor for the Kaiapoi/Woodend Ward with the<br />

intention of agreater emphasis on areturn tocouncil<br />

core business in order to hold our every increasing<br />

rate increases due largely to council spending on non<br />

essential issues.<br />

My vision is to see the Waimakariri District as the<br />

healthiest place to live in New Zealand with amuch greater<br />

emphasis on our environment, waterways and updated<br />

wastewater treatment plant at the same time encouraging<br />

our people and economy to thrive.<br />

Our Waimakariri Wastewater System is outdated and a<br />

source of botulism toxin which poisons and kills large<br />

numbers of waterfowl and wildlife everyyear.Weare well<br />

overdue for amodern upgraded wastewater system for a<br />

healthier environment.<br />

Why is the storm water in the new earthworks running<br />

into the Feldwick Drive drain? Why is it not running away<br />

from the built up area? At the first sign of intensive flooding<br />

this area will flood. Drainage issues must be forefront and<br />

not running on hope.<br />

Our environment determines our standard of the quality<br />

of life that we experience in the outdoors today. Past<br />

councils have mostly ignored the quality of our outdoor<br />

experience, the rivers are polluted, toxic herbicides and<br />

pesticides are used in most drains and streams, our<br />

beaches are covered in a green/brown sludge in an<br />

onshore breeze and our council does not seem to care.<br />

Where is our outdoor experience in this district headed<br />

today?<br />

Community based housing for the elderly or disabled<br />

provided by the council must be forefront as there are<br />

many among us who cannot afford mainstream housing.<br />

An increase in council housing stock would not be remiss.<br />

Pegasus township need an underpass for crossing<br />

access at the roundabout on the main road and another<br />

at the main road for school children to cross to Woodend<br />

School.<br />

Iconsider that Iamthe best person for these positions<br />

as I am very approachable with a commonsenses ,practical<br />

attitude across all issues<br />

2207909<br />

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8 The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>September</strong> <strong>26</strong>, <strong>2019</strong><br />

Tiny house<br />

definition is<br />

too tough<br />

DearEditor,<br />

As owners of aself­contained<br />

caravan, we have followed the<br />

debate on the status of tiny houses<br />

with interest.<br />

In the articleonbuilding<br />

consents (<strong>North</strong><strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>,<br />

<strong>September</strong> 19) thereissome<br />

discussion on how to defineatiny<br />

house for the purposesofconsent.<br />

Ifeel Mr Taylor is wrong to use<br />

the followingdefinition forneeding<br />

aconsent. He says: ‘‘Ifithas a<br />

toilet,akitchen,abathroom and<br />

running water, then it is<br />

habitable.’’<br />

Yes,itis habitable in thesame<br />

way that our self­contained<br />

caravan(which has atoilet,<br />

kitchen, bathroom and running<br />

water)ishabitable,sometimesfor<br />

long periods, but doesnot needa<br />

building consent.<br />

Bothour caravan and many tiny<br />

housesare stillmobile structures<br />

on wheelswithtow bars,and are<br />

capable of being towed to new<br />

locations.<br />

In our view, therefore, wefeel<br />

manycouncilsare over­reacting in<br />

forcing these people to obtain<br />

consents.<br />

Yours,<br />

Dean andLois Farrow<br />

Rangiora.<br />

‘Strong leadership will be vital’<br />

Water management has come along way in the<br />

Hurunui-Waiau Zone, writes acting chairman Ken<br />

Hughey, but regional and national challenges remain.<br />

Monday of last week marked a<br />

milestone for the Hurunui­<br />

WaiauWaterZoneCommittee,<br />

because in manyways it<br />

marked the end of an era.<br />

Adecade ago there was an<br />

application for aWater<br />

ConservationOrderonthe<br />

Hurunui River. The<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> Water<br />

ManagementStrategy was in<br />

its earlystagesand the first<br />

Hurunui WaiauZone<br />

Committeewas coming<br />

together.<br />

We can now reflect alittleon<br />

how far we’ve comewith water<br />

managementinthe zonesince<br />

then.<br />

Amongthese achievements:<br />

Ahighlevel of community<br />

engagement in ourwater<br />

managementchallenges;<br />

Aworkable Hurunui and<br />

WaiauRiver RegionalPlan;<br />

Nutrient limitsand good<br />

approachestoprotectingwater<br />

quality in the Hurunui and<br />

WaiauUwha rivers;<br />

The start of major<br />

investment in threatened and<br />

endangered species bird<br />

managementonbraided<br />

rivers;<br />

The Hurunui Splash project<br />

to improvewaterquality and<br />

infrastructure around<br />

freshwater swimming sites;<br />

Good take­up of Farm<br />

EnvironmentPlans;<br />

Planned further sustainable<br />

irrigationdevelopment.<br />

Severalindividuals who<br />

havebeen instrumental in this<br />

progress were farewelled on<br />

thatday —chairmanJohn<br />

Faulkner, retiringHurunui<br />

DistrictMayor WintonDalley,<br />

retiring Environment<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong>councillor Cynthia<br />

Roberts,and another longtermmember,<br />

James McCone.<br />

These people can all be<br />

reliably described as ‘‘Mighty<br />

Totara’’.<br />

All four thoughtand acted<br />

strategically, somethingthat is<br />

not alwayseasily donearound<br />

the Zone Committeetable.<br />

All actedwith integrity and<br />

madepositive and significant<br />

contributionsover time.<br />

All four are totally<br />

committedtothe zone and its<br />

wellbeing. They worked with<br />

vision, commitment,<br />

perseverance and patience —<br />

all important characteristics<br />

whendealing with contentious<br />

water management issues.<br />

With these ‘‘Mighty Totara’’<br />

departing,who willbethe new<br />

leaders steppinginto this<br />

space?Strong leadership will<br />

be vital given the many<br />

initiatives on the horizon.<br />

As well as manylocal<br />

challenges —integrated water<br />

resource management,<br />

braided river values, wetland<br />

protection and enhancement,<br />

river flows,the consequences<br />

Clean and clear ...<br />

challenge.<br />

of someplan rules —there are<br />

now regionaland national<br />

challenges for the community<br />

to consider as well.<br />

TreatyofWaitangi<br />

implementation, regionalplan<br />

changes, biodiversityand<br />

climate changeactivity, and<br />

most recently the Government’sproposed<br />

‘‘ActionPlan<br />

for HealthyWaterways’’, are<br />

among them.<br />

The Action Planisalot to<br />

digestinashorttime. It will<br />

certainly have an impact<br />

everywhere,soIencourage<br />

you to have your say.<br />

Recognising its significance,<br />

theGovernmenthas extended<br />

the submission deadline to<br />

October 31.<br />

Caring for waterways is aregional and national<br />

PHOTO:FILE<br />

It is heartening to see that<br />

the proposals include actions<br />

thatare alreadybeing takenin<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong>: nutrientlimits,<br />

land­use consenttofarm, farm<br />

environmentplans (FEPs)and<br />

independent FEP audits have<br />

beenfeatures of our planning<br />

regime for sometime.<br />

We also haveinplace rules<br />

around stock exclusion and<br />

winter grazing.<br />

In Hurunui­Waiau,weare<br />

wellplacedtoaddress the<br />

water managementchallenges<br />

of thefuture.<br />

Thiswill takemore vision,<br />

commitment, perseverance<br />

and patience —and, very<br />

importantly, alot of listening to<br />

the community.<br />

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10 <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>September</strong> <strong>26</strong>, <strong>2019</strong><br />

Students climb to snow line<br />

By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

Students from Loburn<br />

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They climbed to the snow<br />

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It was achallenging tramp<br />

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after having stayed at<br />

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planning, organising, and<br />

Uphill all the way ... Students from Loburn School and Westport <strong>North</strong> School reached the snow<br />

line of Mt Haast as part of the William Pike Challenge Award.<br />

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12 The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>September</strong> <strong>26</strong>, <strong>2019</strong><br />

Bagries bag three wins on raceday<br />

By SHELLEY TOPP<br />

TheBagrie family, of Ohoka, hadabig<br />

night at AddingtonRacewayon<br />

Thursday last week.<br />

Tomtrained thewinnersofthe first<br />

tworaces on the New Zealand<br />

MetropolitanTrottingClub’s<br />

programme andhis father, Peter,<br />

trained thewinner of thethirdrace.<br />

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Peter and Anne arealso co­owners of<br />

The Governor. All three horses had<br />

beenworking well before the meeting,<br />

so thefather and son had expected<br />

theywould racewell.They could not<br />

havedreamt of abetter result. ‘‘Itwas<br />

an incrediblenight,’’said Peter. ‘‘I was<br />

in the swabbox with theGovernor<br />

whenIheard TheEye Of The Tiger had<br />

won,then The General cameout and<br />

did agood job also.<br />

‘‘Itwas unbelievable. We havenever<br />

won threeraces at one meeting before.<br />

We have wontwo,but thiswas anight<br />

to remember.<br />

‘‘All threehorses weredriven really<br />

well, too,whichisabig help.’’<br />

The Governorwas driven by Sheldon<br />

Murtha,withJohn Dunn drivingThe<br />

Eye Of The Tiger and TheGeneral.<br />

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

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Kiwis Are Flying,trained by Robbie<br />

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The Hopes alsoquinellaed the<br />

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runner, Easy Pickings, finishing<br />

second.<br />

Anight to remember... It was an exciting evening for the Bagrie family, siblings Samantha<br />

and Tom, left, and their parents, Anne and Peter,atthe New Zealand Metropolitan Trotting Club’s<br />

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The Waimakariridistrict has been<br />

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Mayor David Ayerssays.<br />

As he approaches retirement,<br />

Mr Ayershas paidtributetothe<br />

staff he hasworked with over the<br />

years.<br />

‘‘We’ve hadsome<br />

extraordinarilytalentedpeople<br />

who arededicated not only to the<br />

organisation,but also to the<br />

Waimakariri community, and<br />

manyofthem areratepayers<br />

themselves.<br />

‘‘Aselected members we have<br />

beenveryfortunate in the<br />

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council and community board<br />

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Mr Ayerssayscouncilstaffneed<br />

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ManagementAct.<br />

‘‘The communitydoesn’t always<br />

appreciatewhere the boundaries<br />

lie and staff have to operate<br />

withinthem.<br />

‘‘Staffoperateinan<br />

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be subject to criticisms,often<br />

ill­informed, andtheyaren’t<br />

abletorespond.<br />

‘‘All they can do is explainthe<br />

process they’re required to<br />

follow.’’<br />

He sayscouncilstaffspendalot<br />

of time in the public eye, whether<br />

dealing with individualswith<br />

activities such as building<br />

inspectionsoraspart of public<br />

consultationprocesses.<br />

‘‘Inour publicconsultations,<br />

staff havebeenextraordinarily<br />

skilledattryingtotake into<br />

account often contradictory<br />

community views andinthe<br />

advice they givetocouncil.’’<br />

Mr Ayerssaysthe district is well<br />

servedbychief executiveJim<br />

Palmer,who hasserved under<br />

three mayors. He is the longestserving<br />

local government boss in<br />

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

‘‘Ifthere’s amore complete<br />

chief executiveinlocal<br />

government in NewZealand, I<br />

don’t knowwho is.’’<br />

Council staff need ‘‘ahuge<br />

variety of skills’’asthe range of<br />

functionsexpectedoflocal<br />

government is vast, includingdog<br />

control, managingswimming<br />

pools andfinances, collecting<br />

rates,constructing sewers,drains<br />

and roads,writingdistrict plans<br />

and designing towncentres.<br />

Mr AyersretiresonOctober12<br />

after 36 years in local government,<br />

nineofthemasmayor.<br />

‘‘It’sbeenapleasuretowork<br />

withour staffover many yearsand<br />

Ihavelearnt ahuge amountfrom<br />

them.’’<br />

NEWS<br />

The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>September</strong> <strong>26</strong>, <strong>2019</strong><br />

15<br />

Jumping for joy ... Ohoka School’s Strictly Jump Jam members entertain members of the local<br />

Women’s Institute.<br />

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Ohoka youngsters jump to it<br />

By RACHEL MACDONALD<br />

Ohoka School’s Strictly Jump<br />

Jam teams wowed the local<br />

Women’s Institute when the<br />

organisation met recently at<br />

the Ohoka Hall to celebrate<br />

88 years of fellowship and<br />

support in the community.<br />

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the audience with their<br />

energy, co­ordination, and<br />

teamwork, as they partnered<br />

their aerobic routines to<br />

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The children are coached<br />

by teachers Jenelle Tocker<br />

and Amy Parish, and it has<br />

taken hours of rehearsal to<br />

come up with such ahighly<br />

polished performance, they<br />

say.<br />

‘‘They’ve put so much<br />

effort into mastering the<br />

challenges of co­ordinated<br />

actions and moving in<br />

formation, and it has paid off<br />

in the local Jump Jam<br />

competitions too.’’<br />

Jump Jam is hugely<br />

popular at the school, with<br />

Ohoka entering arecord five<br />

teams into the annual<br />

competition this year.<br />

Organised nationally by<br />

Brett and Linda Fairweather<br />

for Kidz Aerobix, this is the<br />

second time running that<br />

Ohoka School has hosted the<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> round of<br />

the contest.<br />

This year, the Ohoka<br />

Jammers placed first overall<br />

in the Year 1­4 grade, with<br />

the boys’ team, the Ohoka<br />

Marshmallows, coming<br />

second.<br />

All five of the school’s<br />

teams won commendations<br />

for their routines and<br />

teamwork.


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Waikuku’sversion of ‘Piha Rescue’<br />

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Life’s abeach for Helena Cook.<br />

The Waikuku Beach Surf<br />

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An information session will<br />

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October5,from 10am, followed<br />

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‘‘It’s always exciting times<br />

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Mr Hornblow has moved on<br />

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Pegasus Bay School has a<br />

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Teacher Gina Keating has<br />

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‘‘It’s apretty intense process<br />

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Annual school fair afun day<br />

Woodend School has had a<br />

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The Woodend Lions Club<br />

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Skiing at Porter Heights,<br />

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Earlier this month the<br />

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this year’s show because<br />

it’s my first me<br />

having aspeaking part.<br />

In all my other shows<br />

I’ve only got to be a<br />

singer and dancer, now<br />

Iget to be all three!<br />

Isabella DuBois—<br />

Jelena<br />

Ienjoy the rehearsals<br />

because they are fun. I<br />

am very excited togo<br />

on stage in my costumes.<br />

I think the hat makes<br />

me look like Shakespeare!<br />

Olivia Wya<br />

Liza<br />

I have really enjoyed<br />

goingtoall the rehearsals<br />

for 'The Happy<br />

Prince'.<br />

Ithink all thecast members<br />

have put in so<br />

much me and effort<br />

and Ican’t wait to perform<br />

in front of my<br />

familyand friends.<br />

TylerWaghorn<br />

Yegor<br />

I like to have the<br />

chance to express myself<br />

and explore being<br />

different characters.<br />

Ireally like making new<br />

friends.<br />

I think performing on<br />

stage is excing.<br />

Rangiora’s only<br />

LPGrefilling<br />

Station!<br />

Rueben Bester—<br />

Paavo<br />

Hi I'm Rueben and Iam<br />

in theUpper Junior Drama<br />

Class. Iplay Paavo<br />

in the Happy Prince.<br />

This is my third show<br />

with HSPA. This year I<br />

have aspeaking part so<br />

Ican't wait for the performance!!<br />

Morgan Stuart—<br />

Bri theOrphan<br />

This is my first year doing<br />

drama lessons at<br />

HSPA, and I have an<br />

acng role inthe producon.<br />

Ienjoy learning<br />

mylines and geng<br />

to know other people. I<br />

look forward to singing<br />

a solo part in asong,<br />

and performing infront<br />

of friends andfamily.<br />

JessicaHowe<br />

Seb &Mingle<br />

Iamreally looking forward<br />

to playing two<br />

characters in this producon.<br />

Ilove when we get to<br />

pracce at the Town<br />

Hall and have our dress<br />

rehearsals. Then you<br />

know the live show is<br />

almostthere.<br />

Elizabeth Woods<br />

Jazz Dancer<br />

Ihave been praccing<br />

to be part of The Happy<br />

Prince. Myfavourite<br />

thing has been the<br />

costumes and dancing.<br />

Ican't wait tobe<br />

performing for my<br />

family live!<br />

WilliamBruce<br />

Townsperson<br />

This is my second show<br />

with HSPA. Iamlooking<br />

forward to being a<br />

townsperson in this<br />

show. Ihave had alot<br />

of fun rehearsing and<br />

hope you enjoy the<br />

show.<br />

Lily Squires<br />

Hip HopDancer<br />

I'm excited about dancing<br />

on stage because<br />

it's so much fun! Ilike<br />

being with my friends<br />

from HSPA, and<br />

meeng new friends<br />

there too.


Station’snew broom sweeps in<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

Listeners to Compass FM will<br />

already be familiar with the<br />

station’s new manager.<br />

Kerry Treymane has been the<br />

station’s breakfast announcer<br />

since July and took over as<br />

station manager this month.<br />

‘‘I’m anew broom bringing<br />

new opportunities for positive<br />

relationships and that’s what<br />

I’m looking forward to.<br />

‘‘<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> should be<br />

really proud of their local radio<br />

station because we are sounding<br />

really good.’’<br />

Kerry started out in radio with<br />

More FM in 1994, having<br />

previously worked as apainter.<br />

‘‘I had alife before radio in<br />

the painting industry, but I<br />

couldn’t shut up. So Itried<br />

working in aclub as aDJ.’’<br />

He worked alongside wellknown<br />

radio announcers like<br />

Simon Barnett, Phil Gifford and<br />

Gary McCormick, as well as<br />

former Waimakariri District<br />

Council communications<br />

manager Rory Christie.<br />

He then had abrief stint with<br />

CTV, before taking over as<br />

station manager of Classic Hits<br />

and ZB in Ashburton.<br />

‘‘I’m really proud of the<br />

achievements we had down<br />

there. It was around the time of<br />

the global financial crisis, but it<br />

was also when dairying was<br />

active in Mid­<strong>Canterbury</strong>.<br />

‘‘We were one of the few radio<br />

stations to make budget and we<br />

had an announcer win at the<br />

New Zealand Radio Awards.’’<br />

After the earthquakes, Kerry<br />

returned to the painting trade to<br />

help with the rebuild in<br />

Christchurch and Waimakariri,<br />

until he damaged his elbows<br />

and was forced on to ACC.<br />

‘‘One elbow still hasn’t<br />

recovered, but what Ican do is<br />

sit behind amicrophone, a<br />

keyboard and amouse, wake<br />

people up with asmile, and say<br />

silly things to make people<br />

laugh.<br />

‘‘Radio plays an important<br />

role in people’s lives. Istill<br />

remember the announcers from<br />

when Iwas growing up, so it<br />

would be nice to think that in<br />

2050 people would remember<br />

me on the radio.’’<br />

Kerry says he leads atalented<br />

team, as fellow announcer John<br />

Cameron and content director<br />

Steph McDonald have also both<br />

been in radio for more than 20<br />

years.<br />

Bruce John, who is relatively<br />

new to radio, completes the onair<br />

team, along with two casual<br />

announcers who regularly fill<br />

in.<br />

Behind the scenes, founding<br />

station manager Mike Le Petit,<br />

who has been in radio since the<br />

1970s, has returned as<br />

production engineer, while<br />

Sally Lane is back in asales<br />

role.<br />

‘‘I can tell you right now, I<br />

could take that team into any<br />

major commercial station and<br />

we would make agood fist of it.’’<br />

Kerry says listeners will<br />

notice some changes, as he has<br />

‘‘tightened up the music’’ and<br />

introduced some new shows.<br />

As acommunity radio station,<br />

NEWS<br />

The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>September</strong> <strong>26</strong>, <strong>2019</strong><br />

Breakfast radio ... Kerry Treymane says he is enjoying ‘‘waking people<br />

up with asmile’’.<br />

PHOTO: DAVID HILL<br />

Compass FM relies on<br />

sponsorship, in particular<br />

MainPower, and is governed by<br />

‘‘a board of trustees which has<br />

the best interests of the<br />

community at heart, as does<br />

Compass FM’’, he says.<br />

‘‘Stepping into this radio<br />

station is like stepping into an<br />

old­time radio station and the<br />

best part is we don’t have to<br />

answer to overseas investors.’’<br />

Names<br />

given to<br />

rooms<br />

21<br />

The roomsinthe<br />

Pegasus Community<br />

Centre have newnames.<br />

The Woodend­Sefton<br />

Community Board<br />

approved the new<br />

names, acknowledging<br />

the developers who<br />

played apart in<br />

establishing Pegasus, at<br />

its meeting this month.<br />

The Waimakariri<br />

District Council recently<br />

extended the centre by<br />

leasingadditional space<br />

next to the existing<br />

building.<br />

The combined space,<br />

when open to the public,<br />

will have different­sized<br />

rooms available for<br />

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The existing centre<br />

building will be named<br />

the Big Room. The<br />

Infinity Room is the<br />

name for the new<br />

reception/entry area in<br />

the extension. Two other<br />

spaces are named the<br />

Todd Room and the<br />

Southern Capital Room.<br />

The new names were<br />

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NEWS<br />

22 The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>September</strong> <strong>26</strong>, <strong>2019</strong><br />

Phillis sure to come out swinging<br />

By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

In2golf,inassociation withthe<br />

HurunuiDistrictCouncil, are<br />

welcoming three­times world<br />

long drive champion Phillis<br />

Meti to Hanmer Springs on<br />

October10.<br />

Phillis, originallyfrom<br />

Auckland, recently smashed a<br />

413 yard(377.65metre) drive—<br />

aworld record for the longest<br />

drive recorded by awoman in a<br />

World LongDrive<br />

Competition.<br />

She will be part of afamily<br />

friendly community event at<br />

Hanmer Springs Golf Course<br />

on Thursday, October 10, from<br />

11am to 1pm.<br />

There will be a<br />

demonstration from Phillis<br />

from 11am to 11.45am,with<br />

games and competitions from<br />

11.45amto1pm.<br />

The event is part of an<br />

initiative from the council’s<br />

community team, called Let’s<br />

Connect.Itaims to bring<br />

communitiesand people<br />

together, withthe community<br />

team providing some transport<br />

to the event for locals outside<br />

of Hanmer Springs.<br />

Rochelle Faimalo, from the<br />

HurunuiDistrictCouncil’s<br />

community team, says<br />

connecting communities is an<br />

important part of the team’s<br />

work.<br />

‘‘We enjoy bringing<br />

communitiestogether through<br />

interactive and engaging<br />

events —and couldn’t be more<br />

excitedtobesupportingthis<br />

one. The Hurunui districtis<br />

Big hitter ... Phillis Metiwill be holding ademonstration session in Hanmer Springs. PHOTO:SUPPLIED<br />

home to seven golf courses and<br />

this is agreat way to encourage<br />

all ages to get involved in the<br />

sport,’’ she says.<br />

KarendeLautour,from<br />

In2Golf,says the event aims to<br />

inspire and engage young<br />

people.<br />

‘‘If they can take away with<br />

them asense of fun and to<br />

dreambig, like Phillis has,that<br />

wouldbeawonderful<br />

outcome,’’ she says.<br />

‘‘I’ve lovedworking with the<br />

Hurunui District Counciland<br />

Hanmer Springs Golf Clubto<br />

pull thiscommunityevent<br />

together. It’s wonderful to have<br />

aworld class athlete like<br />

Phillispreparedtogive her<br />

timeand to give so muchback<br />

to the sport at the grass­roots<br />

level.’’<br />

Phillissays it is an honour<br />

and privilege to attend the<br />

event and to come home, share<br />

her experiences and showcase<br />

her skills with the hope of<br />

inspiringand motivating<br />

parentsand kids to takepart in<br />

asport that gavesomuch to<br />

her.<br />

‘‘Partnering up with Karen<br />

and In2 Golf,weshare a<br />

passion for growing asport we<br />

all love. Why not have fun<br />

doing it too?’’<br />

For those not in Hanmer<br />

Springs, somefree return<br />

transport willbeavailable.<br />

Buses will be travelling from<br />

Cheviot and Amberley,with<br />

the following pick­up points:<br />

Waikari, HurunuiHotel,<br />

Culverden, Waiau and<br />

Rotherham.<br />

Spacesare limited so<br />

register for transport by<br />

Friday, <strong>September</strong> 27. Go<br />

onlinetobit.ly/in2golf to<br />

register.<br />

Mayor to send<br />

motorcade<br />

on its way<br />

By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

An amble around <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> backcountryroads on<br />

October 6will feature many<br />

classiccars.<br />

The annual <strong>North</strong><strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

RuralRamble will be flagged off<br />

by Hurunui MayorWinton Dalley<br />

at Amberley from 10am.<br />

The lunchvenue is on afarm<br />

whichishome to alarge<br />

collectionofclassicand exotic<br />

vehicles, as well as aprivate<br />

museum.<br />

The public is invited to joinin<br />

and enjoy aday out on roads they<br />

may not have known existed.<br />

Participantsdon’thave to have<br />

aclassic —justaslong as their<br />

vehicle can handle backcountry<br />

roads.<br />

Registrationswillbetaken<br />

from 9am to 10.50am in St John’s<br />

Hall,Amberley. The public will<br />

get achance to view the vehicles<br />

as they travel down Osborne<br />

Road,Wineberry Ave,Courage<br />

Road,Saleyards Road, State<br />

Highway 1toBanksAve, and<br />

Douglas Roads, Amberley, before<br />

making their way on to scenic<br />

country roads.<br />

The entryfee is $15 per vehicle.<br />

People are asked to bring their<br />

own lunch, although acoffee cart<br />

with lightfood will be at the start<br />

and at lunch venues, organiser<br />

Trevor Stanley says.<br />

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Waimakariri Events<br />

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

10<br />

OCT EVENTS<br />

SWIMMING POOLS<br />

MARKETS<br />

12th October<br />

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

New Life School Events<br />

Centre, Dench’s Road<br />

The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Expo is a<br />

showcase of <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>’s<br />

many business services and<br />

community groups. It’s achance<br />

to promote your business and<br />

create new leads and networks.<br />

“Expo Only Specials” on the day<br />

with great discounts for services<br />

you may require.<br />

20th October<br />

JD Duathlon Mandeville<br />

Mandeville Sports Centre<br />

Aduathlon, run/bike/run, for all<br />

ages starting from 9years old to<br />

elite athletes. Individual and team<br />

options available. Gotowww.<br />

jdevents.co.nz to register.<br />

22nd October<br />

Soroptimist International –<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Annual Fair<br />

Rangiora Showgrounds<br />

Come along to discover craft<br />

<br />

clothing, jewellery, cosmetics,<br />

homewares plants and garden,<br />

food and fresh produce! There is<br />

an onsite café and free parking.<br />

$5 entry per person with all<br />

proceeds donated to Violence Free<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> Project.<br />

25th –<strong>26</strong>th October<br />

Rangiora A&P Show<br />

Rangiora Showgrounds,<br />

156 Ashley Street, Rangiora<br />

Friday 25th –Equestrian events<br />

only. Saturday <strong>26</strong>th –equestrian<br />

events, livestock, home and craft<br />

competitions, family entertainment<br />

and much more! $15 for adult,<br />

$5 for children and $35 for family<br />

pass. For more information go to<br />

www.northernaandp.co.nz<br />

31st October<br />

Waimakariri Light Party<br />

Wylie Park, Kaiapoi<br />

<br />

Halloween activities that provides<br />

family-fun in asafe environment<br />

for children up to 14 years.<br />

Bouncy castle, crazy bikes,<br />

clowns, petting zoo, photobooth,<br />

<br />

train and much more! $2 entry,<br />

visit www.waimaklightparty.org<br />

for more information.<br />

31st October<br />

Christmas Country Fete<br />

Lyddington Garden, 891<br />

Mt Thomas Road, Fernside<br />

New Zealand’s biggest and<br />

most popular Fete –previously<br />

Culverden Country Fete, this<br />

wonderful day out is now right<br />

here inthe Waimakariri!! Wander<br />

around the garden while listening<br />

to live music and enjoy aunique<br />

shopping spree with products from<br />

around New Zealand such as art,<br />

furniture, jewellery, fashion, food<br />

and wine and lots more! Tickets<br />

$20, visit www.thefete.co.nz for<br />

more information and to book your<br />

tickets now!<br />

Dudley Park Aquatic Centre<br />

47 Church Street, Rangiora.<br />

Kaiapoi Aquatic Centre<br />

9Cass Street, Kaiapoi.<br />

Oxford Outdoor Aquatic<br />

Centre<br />

Burnett St, Oxford.<br />

ART EXHIBITIONS<br />

Arts in Oxford<br />

Arts in Oxford Gallery<br />

72 Main St, Oxford.<br />

Art on the Quay<br />

Ruataniwha Kaiapoi Civic Centre.<br />

Chamber Gallery Rangiora<br />

Rangiora Library.<br />

Ohoka Farmers Market<br />

Every Friday, 9am -12.30pm.<br />

Ohoka Domain, Mill Rd, Ohoka.<br />

Kaiapoi Farmers Market<br />

Every Saturday, 9am -12pm.<br />

Morgan Williams Reserve,<br />

Charles St, Kaiapoi.<br />

Oxford Farmers Market<br />

Every Sunday, 9am -12pm.<br />

Main St, Oxford.<br />

Rangiora Community Market<br />

First Saturday of the month,<br />

8.30am –1pm. 353 High St,<br />

St John’sAnglicanChurch,<br />

Rangiora.<br />

Oxford Craft Market<br />

First Sunday of the month,<br />

10am -3pm. Oxford Town Hall.<br />

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

Soroptimist<br />

Annual Fair<br />

Tuesday 22October<br />

10am to4pm<br />

Rangiora Showgrounds<br />

Revamped Format and content<br />

Crafts<br />

Collectables<br />

Food Hall<br />

Plants and Produce<br />

Proceeds tothe “ViolenceFree” <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> Project<br />

Saturday <strong>26</strong> th October<br />

Wide variety of entertainment<br />

forthe wholefamily<br />

COME AND MEET OUR TEAM<br />

Find out how we help to grow and sustain<br />

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

Discover events and cycleways in<br />

Waimakariri and learn how the Kaiapoi<br />

I-SITE can assist you.<br />

NORTH CANTERBURY EXPO<br />

10am– 3pm |12 th October <strong>2019</strong><br />

New Life School Events Centre<br />

Dench’s Road, Rangiora<br />

Admission $5 and Children Free<br />

Free Parking Cash Machine<br />

Café for Coffee and Lunch<br />

Crafts and Xmas Presents<br />

Clothing /Jewellery and Cosmetics<br />

Plants, Produce &Food and Cakes<br />

We’re excited to host the<br />

Tasman <strong>North</strong> District Competition as part<br />

of the FMG Young Farmer ofthe Year<br />

Bringing town and country together<br />

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

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WAIAU LODGE HOTEL<br />

24 The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>September</strong> <strong>26</strong>, <strong>2019</strong><br />

Advertising feature<br />

Pair determined to see hotel back to its best<br />

By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

Michelle Beri is banking on a<br />

weekend of fun and festivities<br />

to provide the foundation for<br />

the restoration of the Waiau<br />

Hotel.<br />

The Waiau Lodge Hotel<br />

Restore Rally <strong>2019</strong>, on October<br />

18 and 19, is designed to help<br />

progress work to get the<br />

accommodation side of the<br />

business running.<br />

It will be three years in<br />

November since the town was<br />

rocked by the 7.8­magnitude<br />

quake. It forced the closure of<br />

the hotel, which was built in<br />

1910.<br />

Michelle says it is now time to<br />

step up efforts to get the pub<br />

open and hopes the weekend of<br />

fun, music, food, and<br />

entertainment will be well<br />

supported and help boost the<br />

restoration coffers.<br />

‘‘There have been anumber<br />

of fundraising events in Waiau<br />

since the earthquake, and it has<br />

been extremely hard to put<br />

forward our situation.<br />

‘‘But the time has come for<br />

the central hub of Waiau, the<br />

Waiau Lodge Hotel, to be<br />

bought back to her former glory<br />

with apreliminary focus on<br />

getting accommodation for<br />

those needing it when visiting<br />

Waiau.’’<br />

She also wants to see the<br />

fences that have cordoned off<br />

the hotel for about 2 1 ⁄2years<br />

come down.<br />

‘‘We have been trying to get it<br />

open for accommodation and to<br />

move back in,’’ Michelle says.<br />

‘‘We are committed to Waiau.<br />

You’ve got to see things<br />

through.’’<br />

Michelle and business<br />

partner Lindsay Collins moved<br />

to Waiau in 2015, after ‘‘a<br />

rollercoaster’’ four years in<br />

Christchurch after the 2010 and<br />

Much potential ... The bones of the Waiau Lodge Hotel have been<br />

declared good, paving the way for its restoration.<br />

PHOTOS: CLAIRE OXNAM<br />

2011 earthquakes.<br />

‘‘We are determined not to<br />

give up,’’ says Michelle, who<br />

has had atough winter with<br />

fewer people about and bills to<br />

pay, including $30,000 for the<br />

engineer’s and architect’s<br />

report, at which she is chipping<br />

away.<br />

But the good news is that the<br />

report found the old pub’s<br />

foundations to be sound and<br />

that she can be repaired.<br />

Michelle is now keen to get<br />

the report to hand so tenders<br />

can be called for prices from<br />

tradesmen for rods and ties to<br />

strengthen the building, so<br />

those attending the rally have<br />

some idea of what lies ahead in<br />

the way of costs in getting the<br />

work done.<br />

She is heartened by the local<br />

support, and to A.J. Scott for its<br />

offer of afree tradie day when<br />

the time comes to start to<br />

spruce up the hotel.<br />

Meanwhile, she and Lindsay<br />

continue to operate out of a<br />

small, temporary tavern.<br />

Michelle was sleeping in her<br />

van in the immediate aftermath<br />

of the earthquake, until alocal<br />

business offered her the use of<br />

aportable building at no cost.<br />

Lindsay sleeps in the shed.<br />

While the portable building<br />

will be leaving the site in<br />

October, Michelle has access to<br />

afamily caravan.<br />

Fundraising ... Michelle Beri, trading out of asmall, temporary tavern,<br />

says it is now time to step up efforts to get the Waiau Lodge open.<br />

Afun weekend of bands, food, games and fun is planned<br />

Bikes and trikes are all welcome at<br />

Restore Rally<strong>2019</strong>.<br />

There will be campinginapaddock<br />

on site,and aspecial back paddock for<br />

families wanting aquieterarea for<br />

their children.<br />

Festivities beginonFriday,October<br />

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Thinking Rural Real<br />

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Longest day ... Kaiapoi High School’s cactus participants line up after pulling two fire<br />

trucks to school.<br />

PHOTO: DAVID HILL<br />

Students dig deep for<br />

gruelling challenge<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

BrothersFlynnand FletcherJohnson<br />

were relieved to complete the ‘‘longest<br />

day’’onFriday.<br />

The pair were among 22 pupilsto<br />

completeKaiapoi High School’s Cactus<br />

leadershipprogramme for term three.<br />

AfterstayingThursdaynightatthe<br />

school, the 22 pupils rose at 5am to climb<br />

Mt Grey, beforeatraining sessionat<br />

Waikuku Beach and then pulled two fire<br />

trucks fromBlue Skiesscoutcamp to the<br />

school.<br />

Once back at school theywere greeted by<br />

arousing haka from the school’skapa haka<br />

group.<br />

Head boy Flynn, aged 17, admitted there<br />

were momentswhen he wondered if he<br />

wouldcomplete it.<br />

‘‘I started pulling it 100 metresin(with<br />

the fire trucks). Ithought ‘we should be<br />

done by now,I’m stuffed’,’’ he says.<br />

‘‘Butyou just dig deep,get that stamina<br />

goingand all those mentalthingswe’ve<br />

learned throughout the term,and pulled<br />

through; and everyone played theirpart.<br />

‘‘We’re tired rightnow —it’s agreat<br />

blow­out. I’m Year13, but if Iwas coming<br />

back next year I’d do it again.’’<br />

He says the programme is ‘‘a way of<br />

learning team­building and leadership’’.It<br />

LOST AND FOUND<br />

Thefollowing propertyhas been<br />

reported to the police as lostinthe<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> area (Rangiora<br />

unless stated). Have you seen it?<br />

Alanyard with two keysand apen<br />

drive; ared mountain bike; ablue<br />

phone wallet; fivekeys of different<br />

colours on leather­patch key ring; a<br />

gold iPhone XS in ablackcase; a<br />

runs over eightweeks,with threetraining<br />

sessions eachweek from6.15am before<br />

school.<br />

The programme teachesdiscipline, with<br />

all participants required to endure<br />

‘‘punishments’’ if anyone is lateorgets into<br />

mischief.<br />

Fletcher, aged15, who is Year10, says<br />

he is keen to do it again.<br />

‘‘I willdefinitely be doing it again. It was<br />

an awesome experience.’’<br />

Flynn says the success of the eventis<br />

thankstothe community’ssupport, with<br />

fundraising and volunteering to help out.<br />

‘‘I knowalot of the businesses put in to<br />

support it and without that we wouldn’t be<br />

able to do thisawesome programme.<br />

‘‘Thefire service and the police give up<br />

alot of time. Lots of community people<br />

come and help, and the parents come and<br />

servebreakfast.’’<br />

Aftercompletingthe ‘‘longest day’’,<br />

Flynnsaid he was due to go ‘‘for awalk in<br />

the hills’’ over the weekend.<br />

He suggests otherpupils giveitgoas<br />

‘‘anyonecan do it’’.<br />

The Cactusprogramme has provided<br />

life­changing outcomes for hundreds of<br />

pupils at the school since it was first<br />

offered in 2014.<br />

It is offered threetimes each year,<br />

during terms one,two and three.<br />

black wallet (Amberley), alight blue<br />

wallet(Hanmer); alaptop in ablack<br />

bag (Amberley); agold chainbracelet;<br />

aSamsung S7 phone(Kaiapoi).<br />

The following property is at the<br />

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Winter warmers ... Amberley Lions Club members have been busy splitting wood to aid<br />

their fundraising efforts.<br />

PHOTO: SUPPLIED<br />

Lions’ split firewood<br />

awaits summer sun<br />

By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

Alocalengineer has helped make light<br />

work of the LionsClub of Amberley and<br />

District’s firewood fundraiser.<br />

In abid to increase productivity the<br />

club has had apurpose­built splitter and<br />

elevator made to take the heavy lifting<br />

out of the task for its 43 members.<br />

The two fancy bits of kit also helped<br />

the club address the serious challenge of<br />

meeting healthand safetystandards,<br />

while still generating income and<br />

allowing members to enjoy agreat team<br />

effort.<br />

This includes many of the female<br />

members who don gloves and hard hats<br />

to lend ahand.<br />

The clubalready has atip truck, so is<br />

now fullyequipped to get the job done<br />

and wooddelivered.<br />

All working bees are overseen by aclub<br />

appointed health and safety officer,<br />

ensuring membersreceive instructions<br />

and are monitored during workingbees.<br />

The club has aconsiderablequantity of<br />

split wooddryingfor salenext autumn.<br />

The club also donates wood to needy<br />

causes and works closely with local<br />

welfareagencies, and stackswood for<br />

older customersifneeded.<br />

The club is seeking new members.<br />

Anyone interested shouldphone (0274)<br />

381 676.<br />

Meeting to discuss water<br />

Apublic meeting will be held in the<br />

Rangiora Town Hall next month to<br />

discuss the Government’s proposed<br />

new freshwater and environment<br />

proposals.<br />

The October 3meeting was<br />

organised after<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

was notincluded in the 13<br />

consultationmeetingsscheduled<br />

nationwide this monthbythe<br />

Ministry for the Environment to<br />

discuss the proposals.<br />

Speakers will include Waikari<br />

freshwater activist, artist and<br />

author of The Water Thieves,<br />

Sam Mahon, Tuahaitara Coastal<br />

Park general managerand<br />

Environment <strong>Canterbury</strong> candidate<br />

Greg Byrnes, Forest &Bird<br />

freshwater advocate Annabeth<br />

Cohen, and Waimakariri District<br />

Mayoral candidate Michael Bates,<br />

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Community<br />

support ...<br />

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was diagnosed<br />

in July with<br />

colon cancer,<br />

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nodes and<br />

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Breakfastto help Scott<br />

Afundraising breakfast will be held at<br />

Rangiora’s Artisan Cafeand Bakeryon<br />

Sunday, October13, for ScottGrainger, of<br />

Rangiora.<br />

Scott was diagnosed in Julywith colon<br />

cancer,whichhas spread to his liver,<br />

lymph nodes and peritoneum.<br />

The breakfast is beingorganised by<br />

Fleur Evans, an aunt of Scott’s wife, Erin,<br />

to help support the familywhile Scottis<br />

unable to workduringhis treatment, and<br />

alsotohelp pay his medical costs.<br />

Abuffet breakfast is planned.Itwill be<br />

heldupstairs at Artisan, startingat9am<br />

and finishingat10.30am.<br />

Tickets cost $40each,with at least $20 of<br />

the ticketpricegoing to Scottand his<br />

family.<br />

Artisan staff havevolunteered their<br />

time, working for free at the event, to<br />

support the family.<br />

The buffetbreakfastwill be supplied at<br />

costbyArtisan ownerRon van Til. ‘‘A<br />

silent auctionand raffleswill alsobeheld<br />

during the breakfast,with prizes provided<br />

by localbusinesses and individuals,’’Fleur<br />

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KAIKOURA HOP<br />

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Aweekend with petrol in the veins<br />

Burnout ... Avehicle is<br />

shrouded in smoke during<br />

burnouts at the Kaikoura<br />

Hop.<br />

PHOTO: TAYLOR NOVIS<br />

Chequered flag ... Fonda Novis waves the flag during the<br />

burnouts.<br />

PHOTO: TAYLOR NOVIS<br />

Plenty of grunt ... This Chevrolet truck proved an eyecatcher.<br />

PHOTO: TAYLOR NOVIS<br />

Vintage ... Cars of all ages were registered for the show.<br />

PHOTO: TAYLOR NOVIS<br />

Poker, anyone? ... Doug O’Callahan gets set for the Kaikoura Hop poker run.<br />

PHOTO:TAYLOR NOVIS<br />

On display ... There were plenty of colourful cars on display.<br />

PHOTO: TAYLOR NOVIS<br />

Arriving in style ... Andy Hurst’s Ford Fairlane transported Fonda Novis to her wedding<br />

during the event.<br />

PHOTO: ROD DUNN


Bird’seye view awinner<br />

in photographic contest<br />

NEWS<br />

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Eye­catching ... Sandra Fleet’s image, Pluck was the standout entry in arecent<br />

Rangiora Photographic Competition for black­and­white images.<br />

Sandra Fleet’s Pluck was named<br />

Champion Imageatthe Rangiora<br />

Photographic Society’s recent blackand­white<br />

competition. She also<br />

won the Agrade section with her<br />

image.<br />

Results<br />

Best in grades:<br />

Agrade:Sandra Fleet, Pluck.<br />

Bgrade: Elena Kaltenstadler,<br />

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Looking<br />

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Couple grease the wheels of love<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

Doug O’Callahanrealises he had‘‘better<br />

shape up’’after exchanging weddingvows<br />

with his bride Fonda Novis at a Greasethemedwedding<br />

at lastweekend’s<br />

Kaikoura Hop.<br />

Chillswere multiplying as the couple<br />

dressed as the famous Grease characters<br />

Danny Zuko and Sandy Olssento<br />

exchangevows lacedwith famoussong<br />

lyrics.<br />

‘‘I had asummer blast as crazy as can<br />

be,’’ Doug saidinhis vows, while Fonda<br />

responded sayinghehad ‘‘better shape up,<br />

because Ineed aman’’.<br />

‘‘I wasn’t allowedtosay anything smart,<br />

unlessitwas alyric from a Grease song,’’<br />

he says. Doug says his bride dressed as<br />

‘‘Bad Sandy’’,wearing ‘‘a tightlittle black<br />

outfit’’,red shoes, leather jacket and the<br />

customary veil. The groom was wearing a<br />

black leatherjacket over his Kaikoura<br />

Hop T­shirt,blackjeans and flame shoes<br />

—‘‘the DannyZuko look’’.<br />

The couple had put the wordout before<br />

the big day in abid to breakthe Guinness<br />

World Recordfor most bridesmaids at a<br />

wedding, andthey were not disappointed.<br />

Atotal of 174 womeninattirefrom the<br />

rock’n’roll era chanted ‘‘tellmemore, tell<br />

me more’’ as the vowswere exchanged.<br />

‘‘We had 174 bridesmaids registered and<br />

accounted for on the day,’’ Doug says.<br />

‘‘We have all theirnamesand bitsand<br />

pieces, so we’ve just got to lodgethe<br />

paperworkand get it verified.<br />

‘‘We’ve had acrack at it, we’ve beaten<br />

the existing mark (of 168) and we got<br />

married in theend.’’<br />

Fonda arrived in aFord convertible<br />

owned by fellowKaikoura car enthusiast<br />

Andy Hurst. Mr Hurst was also on handto<br />

drive ‘‘thehopelesslydevoted’’ couple off<br />

into the sunset.<br />

‘‘He was morethan happy to highlight<br />

that Idrove offinaFord,giventhat I’ma<br />

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Indoor or out? ... The carbon footprint of barn dairying has been compared to that of<br />

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pastoral, or grassbased, and barndairy<br />

systems based on their energy<br />

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34 The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>September</strong> <strong>26</strong>, <strong>2019</strong><br />

Challenge<br />

of leprosy<br />

Eyes for detail ... The Botanical Art Society of New Zealand president Jacquie Carran, second from right, speaks during the opening<br />

of the Botanica <strong>2019</strong> exhibition in the Chamber Gallery in Rangiora, with Brian Hoult, chairman of the Waimakariri Community Arts<br />

Council, at right.<br />

PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP<br />

Combining plants and artistry<br />

By SHELLEY TOPP<br />

Anew art exhibitionopened at the<br />

ChamberGallery in the Rangiora<br />

Librarylast Sunday.<br />

Botanica <strong>2019</strong> is thework of 19<br />

amateur andprofessional artists,all<br />

members of The Botanical ArtSociety<br />

of New Zealand.<br />

‘‘The exhibits here todaycome from<br />

all over NewZealandand it is a<br />

privilege to represent so many<br />

talented amateur and professional<br />

artists,’’ thesociety’spresident,<br />

JacquieCarran, fromRangiora,said<br />

during theopening.<br />

‘‘This formofart requires<br />

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TheWaimakaririCommunityArts<br />

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‘‘Iknow it will be wellreceived.’’<br />

Botanica<strong>2019</strong> is on show until<br />

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The New Zealand Leprosy Foundation<br />

was recentlynotified of anew case of the<br />

disease in South <strong>Canterbury</strong>.<br />

This ancient, crippling disease is still<br />

alive and well, although the World<br />

Health Organisation (WHO) declared it<br />

no longer apublic healthrisk in the<br />

Pacific region in 2000.<br />

That means fewer than one in 10,000<br />

people are supposedly at risk of catching<br />

it, but those odds are stilltoo high for<br />

Cust’s Lala Gittoes, relations manager<br />

for the foundation, which is working to<br />

eliminate leprosy altogether, here and in<br />

the islands.<br />

Leprosy has fallen off the map, she<br />

says, with so many other causes asking<br />

for donations.<br />

‘‘The thing is, you can throw so much<br />

money at education and research for<br />

diseasesthat aren’t solvable. The<br />

difference with leprosy is that, with the<br />

drugs we have now, if we act<br />

prophylactically we can eliminate it<br />

completely from the Pacific.’’<br />

The drugs for leprosy sufferers<br />

themselves are free to the foundation,<br />

but it is the drugs given to those at risk<br />

that are expensive.<br />

‘‘The way we deal with the disease has<br />

come on in leaps and bounds —wecan<br />

now protectwhole communities,’’ she<br />

says.<br />

To find out more, Lala will be speaking<br />

at the Wyllie Room, at Rangiora’sKnox<br />

Centre, on Thursday, October3,at2pm.


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An Eyrewell irrigation lake has been<br />

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planting increasing biodiversity and<br />

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Geoffand Rochelle Spark started<br />

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‘‘Rightfrom the startwedesigned it<br />

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‘‘We wanted abeautiful place that<br />

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‘‘They’realso relatively hardy and<br />

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Geoffand hisfamily spread the<br />

planting project over atwo­year<br />

period with the aim of using the plants<br />

to softenthe look of thedam and to<br />

enhance biodiversity.<br />

Witnessing awide rangeofbirds<br />

return to the area, along withthe<br />

surprise growth of bulrushes and<br />

grasses along the lake edge has been<br />

another positive for thefamily.<br />

‘‘Itprovidesagreat habitat for<br />

wildlife,’’ Geoff says.<br />

‘‘We’vegot ducks, swans,oyster<br />

catchers and shags hereatdifferent<br />

times of the year.<br />

‘‘The bulrushesand grasses grew<br />

along the edge of the lake on their<br />

own,which addsanatural feel to the<br />

lake.’’<br />

Workhas alsostarted on an area<br />

calledthe ‘‘duck pond’’and aplanting<br />

project to camouflage asilage bunker.<br />

The family has also hosted the New<br />

Zealand under­21 kayakingteam for<br />

practice sessions andwill host the<br />

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‘‘I am very open to using the lake for<br />

public good and I’m abig fan of the<br />

benefits of fitness, so when the<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> Triathlon Club contacted<br />

me about the event it was easy to say<br />

yes.<br />

‘‘We’ll have around 300 peoplehere<br />

and I’d like to encourage local people<br />

to get involved, especially farmers and<br />

farming businesses.’’<br />

Planting project ... Geoff Spark and his<br />

family spent two summers planting native<br />

trees around the edge of their 500 metre<br />

irrigation lake.<br />

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RURAL LIFE<br />

36 The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>September</strong> <strong>26</strong>, <strong>2019</strong><br />

Migrant worker changes welcomed in NC<br />

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Local business and migrant leaders<br />

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workvisas for migrantworkers.<br />

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

business support managerMiles<br />

Daltonand Rangiora­basedmigrant<br />

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Immigration Minister Iain Lees­<br />

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‘‘ENCwas part of thesubmission<br />

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37 <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>September</strong> <strong>26</strong>, <strong>2019</strong><br />

Dairy farmers see benefits in trees<br />

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The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Federated<br />

Farmers president, who is also deputy<br />

chairman of the Waimakariri WaterZone<br />

Committee, said he planted7000 treeson<br />

his Oxford farm last winter, and planting<br />

trees is now atrend on dairy farms.<br />

‘‘There have been anumber of recent<br />

eventsthat haveencouraged more tree<br />

planting,’’ he says, citing BillionTrees<br />

funding, double fencing of boundaries for<br />

Mycoplasma bovis protection, farm<br />

environment plans and good management<br />

practice audits.<br />

The Animal Welfare Act, which says<br />

adequate sheltermust be provided for<br />

farm animals, is also likely to be afactor,<br />

as is the Dairy NZ website’s heatstress<br />

informationrecommendation to plant<br />

trees forshelter and shade.<br />

‘‘Heatstress in summer is an interesting<br />

subject here in <strong>Canterbury</strong>,’’ he says.<br />

‘‘Cowsgenerallycome under heat stress at<br />

above 21 degrees Celsius when humidity is<br />

at least 70%.’’<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> temperatures often reach<br />

above 21 degrees but humidity is generally<br />

low and there is often abreeze and ready<br />

accesstocool drinking water.<br />

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in more detail, but currentguidance on<br />

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The website points out thatcows suffer<br />

heat stresssimilartohumans with<br />

headaches, irritability and lethargy. They<br />

will alsodecreasemilk production during<br />

these times and will seekshade, crowd<br />

Trees for the future ... <strong>North</strong><strong>Canterbury</strong> Federated Farmers president and deputy chairman<br />

of the Waimakariri Water Zone Committee CameronHendersononhis Oxford dairyfarm last<br />

winter, where he has been running amajor planting programme.<br />

PHOTO: SUPPLIED<br />

together to shade each other,refuse to lie<br />

down, change orientationtothe sun and<br />

stand in water, or next to troughs to try to<br />

cooldown.<br />

Earlierthis year, Cameronvisited Brazil<br />

on an agriculturalscholarship, and<br />

discovered manyfarmers there also<br />

recognisedthe importanceoftrees.<br />

‘‘Most large­scale farmers we talked to<br />

understood the important role the Amazon<br />

rainforestplayed in the rainfall patterns<br />

in the country’s interior, which is vital for<br />

their agriculture, says Cameron, who<br />

points out thereislittle irrigationinland.<br />

‘‘The previous Government had<br />

introducedafantastic range of policies to<br />

protectthe rainforest and the farmers I<br />

spoke to were very proudofthe policies,’’<br />

he says.<br />

‘‘But the current Government is very<br />

different.New policieshave lead to the<br />

Amazonrainforest fires which continue to<br />

burn one month after farmers were<br />

blamedfor startingthem to clear land.<br />

‘‘The change in direction under<br />

Brazilian presidentJair Bolsonaro’s<br />

leadership has been made worsebythe<br />

trade war driving up returns for Brazilian<br />

crops and the expansion of agricultural<br />

land into forested areas. The old Brazilian<br />

policies were much stricteronmonitoring<br />

deforestation,althoughnot perfect.’’<br />

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SPORT<br />

The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>September</strong> <strong>26</strong>, <strong>2019</strong><br />

39<br />

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

middleweightboxer DebsBean has<br />

earnedashotataNew Zealandtitle.<br />

The mother of three, whoworks<br />

fulltime as anurse, willcompeteatthe<br />

New Zealandchampionships in<br />

Hasting from October1to6.<br />

Her rapid risethroughthe ranks has<br />

alsoearned her anominationinthe<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>Sportswoman of the<br />

YearAwards, thewinner of whichwill<br />

be announced on November1.<br />

She only arrivedatthe gym about 11<br />

monthsago to gether coach/manager<br />

BillNewton, who owns the<strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> Boxing Club, to train her<br />

two sons.<br />

After acoupleofsessions withthe<br />

boys, she asked Billifshe couldhavea<br />

go.<br />

He had alreadypicked up on herraw<br />

natural talent,and begandiscussing<br />

the possibility of her doingmore<br />

training and competing.<br />

‘‘She is constantly workinghardin<br />

the gym withus, training on the pads<br />

doing up to 20, three­minute rounds<br />

per session.She also works hard on her<br />

mental strength, whichisagreat<br />

attributetohave in suchademanding<br />

sport,’’ he says.<br />

He sayskeepingherself fit whenshe<br />

is not in thegym makes coachingher<br />

mucheasier,allowingthe focus to be<br />

on technique, notfitness.<br />

Billsaystheywork welltogether, but<br />

not every training sessiongoesas<br />

planned.<br />

‘‘But we alwaystake somepositive<br />

out of those not­so­goodsessions, and<br />

workonthis the following session.’’<br />

After just 12 weeks training,Debs<br />

had herfirst fightinMotuekaagainsta<br />

strongexperienced boxer and lost on a<br />

split decision.<br />

Debswantedarematch,but<br />

unfortunatelyher opponent had gone<br />

overseas.<br />

Thefightstill annoysDebs,saysBill,<br />

especiallybeing unabletoget a<br />

rematch.<br />

In May she fought in the club’s<br />

Amberley tournament and wonagainst<br />

atough army opponent from the<strong>North</strong><br />

Island. She has sincebecome<br />

registered with NewZealandBoxing as<br />

an amateur boxer, andhas apathway<br />

planned forher future.<br />

Sheisonaseven­fight winning<br />

streak, has wonthe Central<strong>North</strong><br />

Islandchampionshiptitle, having to<br />

fighttwice in the sameday to win,and<br />

the<strong>Canterbury</strong> titleinonly thesecond<br />

round.<br />

Bill says shehas fought out of her<br />

weightcategory against aNelsonlightheavyweight<br />

boxer,who was much<br />

more experienced. andwon on a<br />

unanimouspointsdecision.<br />

On October19she will be on the<br />

undercard at the Bowan Morgan world<br />

titlefight,alongwith five of Bill’sother<br />

good boxersfrom the <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> BoxingClub.<br />

TheLeithfield and <strong>North</strong><strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

clubs, which worktogetherout of the<br />

same gyminAmberley,have29fights<br />

over the nexttwo months.<br />

‘‘We arealso holdingour own<br />

outdooreventinWaipara Domain on<br />

February29, which willfeatureboxers<br />

from bothclubs and incorporate<br />

amateur, corporateand<br />

professionals.’’<br />

Debs hopesacrackataNew Zealand<br />

championshiptitle willbring hertothe<br />

noticeofthe New Zealand selectorsso<br />

shecan get some overseas exposure.<br />

‘‘Iamexcited about the futureand<br />

can’t waittosee wherewewill be this<br />

time next year,’’ Bill says.<br />

‘‘Iamalso excitedabout Debs’ boys,<br />

whohave alsoshown abit of natural<br />

flair.’’<br />

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At work ... Debs Bean works out in the gym.<br />

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40 The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>September</strong> <strong>26</strong>, <strong>2019</strong><br />

Paddon feels the heat of local competition<br />

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The 40thanniversary of the Ashley<br />

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Summerfield earnedthe rightto<br />

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abest timeof56.65 seconds.<br />

Summerfield was first to run in the<br />

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One small mistakewas all that was<br />

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won the eventfor afourthtime.<br />

Paddon, though, was on top of his<br />

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post anew record timeof52.97sec.<br />

Rangiora’s Sean Haggerty, also in a<br />

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fifthplace andwas also delighted to<br />

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Ollis, of Woodend,made it into the<br />

final16but bowed out from atop­eight<br />

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Sam Hurley in aMitsubishi Evo 3<br />

In form ... Matt Summerfield attacks the dipper on his way down the hill during the Ashley Forest Rally Sprint.<br />

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NEW LISTING<br />

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Oxford | 2535 Oxford Road<br />

4.41 Hectares<br />

Amazing Starter Lifestyle Block. This period villa has three<br />

bedrooms, twobathrooms andtwo spacious livingareas with<br />

decorative fireplaces.The kitchen/diningareahas alarge wetback<br />

firewith aheat transfersystem and radiators. Thereisalsothe added<br />

bonus of asunroom/playroom.Otherbuildings include separate<br />

garage with three phasepower,adetached laundry and storage area,<br />

a3bayhay barn,achicken shed, glasshouse and alarge raised<br />

garden.The eleven acresofland is fenced into fivepaddocks, with<br />

some maturetrees as well as establishing shelter. | Property ID RX2046433<br />

Price<br />

Offers over $540,000<br />

Inspection<br />

By appointment<br />

Contact<br />

Carol Thompson 027 914 2341<br />

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718<br />

Swannanoa | 24 West Denbie Lane<br />

4.01 Hectares<br />

Is Quality Important To You? Beautifully appointed four bedroom,<br />

two bathroom home, with open plan living and alarge second<br />

living area/media room. Seamless indoor/outdoor flow to the<br />

private deck, where you can barbeque or soak in the spa pool.<br />

Double internal access garage, separate laundry, separate toilet<br />

and gas hot water. High output log-burner, two heat pumps and<br />

there are eco heaters in each bedroom. Four main paddocks, a<br />

large dog run, sheep yards, astock shelter and alarge three bay<br />

barn. Good shelter, own well and water race. | Property ID RX2044461<br />

Deadline Sale<br />

Closing 4pm, Thursday<br />

10 October <strong>2019</strong><br />

(unless sold prior)<br />

Inspection<br />

By appointment<br />

Contact<br />

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718<br />

HamishAnderson 027 678 8888<br />

NEW LISTING<br />

Oxford<br />

780 Woodstock Road<br />

4.5 Hectares<br />

Deadline Sale<br />

Closing 4pm, 9October <strong>2019</strong><br />

(unless sold prior)<br />

Contact<br />

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718<br />

HamishAnderson 027 6788888<br />

Quality Home and Industrial Shed. This beautiful, 216m², three-bedroom two-bathroom home, has<br />

been built to the highest standards. Stylish designer kitchen with butler's pantry, stone top butchers block<br />

and Belling stove with 5ring gas hob. Three car internal access garage and designs available for the<br />

creation of aforth bedroom. High stud, 211m² steel framed workshop with three-phase power, anoffice<br />

and bathroom. The land comprises three main paddocks &four smaller paddocks. | Property ID RX<strong>2019</strong>476<br />

Yaldhurst | 95 Ryans Road<br />

4.67 Hectares<br />

Lifestyle Property With Unsurpassed Quality<br />

• Immaculately presented, 360m 2 two storey home<br />

• Four double bedrooms, spacious modern kitchen<br />

• Heat pump, nitestore &underfloor heating<br />

• Open-plan living, library with balcony, formal lounge<br />

• Attached three car garage with accessible loft storage<br />

• Salt treated heated pool, an outdoor spa and apaved area<br />

• 2 x3bay, fully enclosed shed and extensive workshop<br />

• Excellent horticultural soils | Property ID RX2039363<br />

Deadline Sale<br />

Closing 2pm, Friday<br />

18 October <strong>2019</strong><br />

Inspection<br />

By appointment<br />

Contact<br />

Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425<br />

Mandeville<br />

370 No 10 Road<br />

1.5 Hectares<br />

Price<br />

By negotiation<br />

Contact<br />

HamishAnderson 027 6788888<br />

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718<br />

Space In Mandeville. Expansive 289m², four-bedroom two bathroom home with two generous living areas<br />

and designerkitchenwith walk-in pantry,aswellasexcellentindoor/outdoor flowtothe pavedand sheltered<br />

barbecuearea. Master bedroom withwalk-in wardrobe and en suite. American StyleBarn, with aroller door.<br />

The 3.7 acres of land comprises three paddocks of free draining with DarnleyShallowSilty Loam soil.Water<br />

racethrough thepropertyinadditional to the2000 litres/dayfromthe councilscheme. | Property ID RX2025658<br />

James Murray<br />

027 436 8103<br />

Jenny Rouse<br />

027 314 6119<br />

Hamish Anderson<br />

027 678 8888<br />

MalcolmGarvan<br />

027 231 4425<br />

Maurice Newell<br />

027 240 1718<br />

Alan Eastwick<br />

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Russell Clifford<br />

027 434 3122<br />

Carol Thompson<br />

027 914 2341<br />

Katy Biggs<br />

022 068 7415<br />

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RURAL<br />

44 The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>September</strong> <strong>26</strong>, <strong>2019</strong><br />

Freshwater proposals<br />

will affect all farm types<br />

When Iwas in Britain four<br />

years ago, Londoners were<br />

celebrating the discovery of live<br />

fish in the Thames.<br />

In preceding centuries that<br />

river was used as asewer.<br />

Water quality was so bad that<br />

Small Beer was the safest for<br />

drinking, even for children.<br />

Fortunately,our waterways<br />

have and will never be<br />

degraded to this extent, despite<br />

the bad old days when potent<br />

agricultural chemicals<br />

(remember DDT) and farm<br />

waste were poureddirectly into<br />

waterways.<br />

Isuspect if water testing was<br />

carriedout as assiduously as it<br />

is today, we wouldn’thave been<br />

swimming in many lakes and<br />

rivers back in the 1960s and 70s.<br />

The intensification of<br />

agriculture, primarily due to<br />

the removal ofsubsidies in the<br />

1980s, has had significant<br />

environmental impacts, but<br />

farmers are doingtheir best to<br />

minimise these impacts.<br />

In the past 10 years, large<br />

areas of border dyke irrigation<br />

have been converted to more<br />

efficient spray irrigation,<br />

waterways have been fenced<br />

and planted,and farmers have<br />

willingly completed —and are<br />

using —Farm Environment<br />

Plans.<br />

Biological processes are<br />

never instant and there will be<br />

atime lag between this work<br />

It is important that farmers make their voices heard<br />

over current tough Government proposals for<br />

freshwater management, writes Phil Smith, adirector<br />

of Beef +Lamb New Zealand.<br />

and seeing big improvements in<br />

the quality of our water, but<br />

many of our rivers are in very<br />

good health, particularly<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong>’s braided alpine<br />

rivers.<br />

The government’s proposed<br />

policies around Climate<br />

Change and Freshwater are of<br />

real concern to our sector.<br />

While it is in everybody’s<br />

interest to reduce our<br />

environmental footprint, the<br />

governmenthas failed to carry<br />

out robust economic and social<br />

analysis of the impact its<br />

policies wouldhave on farmers<br />

and rural communities.<br />

Unlike the removal of<br />

subsidies back in the 1980s,<br />

farmers won’t have the option<br />

of increasing production to offset<br />

the cost of implementingthe<br />

proposed regulations.<br />

Despite this being the busiest<br />

time of the year for rural New<br />

Zealand, it is vital we all engage<br />

in the consultation process the<br />

governmentisundertaking.<br />

While Beef +Lamb New<br />

Zealand will be making<br />

submissionsonbehalf of its<br />

farmers, it is important that<br />

individual farmers make their<br />

voices heard and our<br />

organisation has the resources<br />

to help farmersdothat.<br />

In their current form, these<br />

proposed regulations will affect<br />

all types of farming and this<br />

includesdryland, hill country<br />

farming. What is frustrating is<br />

that we are all wanting the<br />

same outcomes. We all want<br />

clean water, healthy<br />

environments, thriving<br />

biodiversity and to reverse the<br />

effects of climate change.<br />

But to achieve these<br />

outcomes, we need to be able to<br />

run economically sound<br />

businesses which support<br />

thrivingrural communities.<br />

As that old sayinggoes, ‘‘you<br />

need to be in the black before<br />

you can be green’’.<br />

Here in <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>, a<br />

cold start to spring has<br />

impacted on feed cover, but<br />

ewe condition is good and rain<br />

has not impacted on lamb<br />

survival.<br />

No doubt the grass will<br />

bounce out of the ground with a<br />

few sunny days, so spare a<br />

thoughtfor Australian farmers<br />

who have had the warmest,<br />

driest winter since records<br />

began, and many are in severe<br />

ongoing drought.<br />

Volunteering<br />

IHC Volunteering<strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> is looking for<br />

volunteers.Itis an opportunity<br />

to have fun, feelgood,and help<br />

make adifference to an adult<br />

with an intellectual disability.<br />

If you would like to share the<br />

things you enjoy and are keen<br />

to find out more about<br />

volunteering, email<br />

diana.slater@ihc.org.nz or<br />

phone(027) 531 3579 for further<br />

information.<br />

Vintage machineryrally<br />

The New Zealand Vintage<br />

Machinery Club (<strong>Canterbury</strong>) is<br />

holding avintagemachinery<br />

rallyonSaturday and Sunday,<br />

<strong>September</strong>28to29, from10am<br />

to 4pm at its headquarters at<br />

Keating Park, 723 McLeans<br />

Island Road, near<br />

Christchurch. There willbe<br />

steamtractionengines, sheep<br />

shearing, wood sawing, hay<br />

making, chaff­cutting,tractors,<br />

classic trucks and cars,<br />

machinery, implements,<br />

stationary engines and working<br />

demonstrations. All are<br />

welcome; bring the children.<br />

Adults: $5.<br />

Basics of baking<br />

Become amore confident<br />

bakerwith hands­on guidance<br />

from NickyBrooker. There will<br />

be fun making three classic<br />

recipes.Limitednumbers.<br />

10am to 12pm, It will be held on<br />

Tuesday, October 1, at<br />

Amberley.Cost:2TimeBank<br />

Hurunui credits, or $10,plus a<br />

$10 ingredients cost.<br />

Registrations: (03)314 3406 or<br />

drop an email to<br />

tbhlearningexchange@<br />

gmail.com.<br />

Sexual HealthinNZ<br />

DianeShannon, apublic health<br />

advocate who promotes sexual<br />

health, will holdaworkshop at<br />

Amberley on Wednesday,<br />

October 2, from 7pm to 8.30pm.<br />

Cost:1.5 TimeBank Hurunui<br />

credits or adonation<br />

appreciated. Registration:(03)<br />

314 3406 or email<br />

tbhlearningexchange@<br />

gmail.com.<br />

Beeswax wraps<br />

Rethink Waste educator Serina<br />

Linton will be at the Hawarden<br />

Fire Station on Thursday,<br />

October 3, to show how<br />

reusable wraps made from<br />

beeswax­soaked fabricare easy<br />

and fun to make.BYO 100%<br />

cotton fabric, (pre­washed).<br />

Donation appreciated to cover<br />

cost.RSVP to AngeWyllie, the<br />

Hawarden/Waikaricommunity<br />

connector,on(027) 524 7332.<br />

Juggling, poi­twirling,bubbles<br />

Give your kids afun holiday<br />

activity that willsparktheir coordinationand<br />

dexterity. Chen<br />

Mokedwill demonstrate<br />

juggling andpoi, then show<br />

kids easy gamesbefore<br />

progressingtoteaching<br />

patterns.Belinda Meares will<br />

show how to make bubble<br />

wandsand abubble mix. It’s all<br />

at the Waikari Domainon<br />

Monday, October7,from<br />

1.30pm to 3.30pm.Cost:1.5<br />

TimeBankHurunui credits or a<br />

donation to cover materials<br />

costs. Register: (03) 314 3406 or<br />

email tbhlearningexchange<br />

@gmail.com.<br />

58,000 people live within our<br />

circulation area. Just one ad in the<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong> will be read<br />

by 46,000 of them every week!<br />

Phone<br />

03 314 8335<br />

Source 2018 Nielsen Readership research all people 10+ NCN Circulation area


CLASSIFIEDS<br />

The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>September</strong> <strong>26</strong>, <strong>2019</strong><br />

45<br />

TIDY TREES and gardens.<br />

All tree pruning,<br />

felling, hedge trimming and<br />

general gardening. Telephone<br />

Daniel 027 373 7001<br />

tidytreesandgarden@gmail.com.<br />

Pets<br />

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Promoteyourbusiness<br />

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That’s 58% MORE readers<br />

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NORTHCANTERBURY<br />

<strong>News</strong><br />

Build more customers, sales<br />

and profits, phoneustoday!<br />

AmberleyOffice:<br />

119 Carters Road<br />

03 314 8335<br />

$15 per day<br />

6am to 8pm -Special conditions apply<br />

Snuggle Inn Boarding Kennels<br />

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

BICHON HOMESTAY<br />

for smaller dogs. We look<br />

after your dog in our home.<br />

"No kennels". Phone today<br />

03 314 6110.<br />

For Sale<br />

HONEY 4kg bucket<br />

cooking honey, $30 special.<br />

Available at Gracebrook,<br />

Amberley. Telephone 03<br />

314 7076.<br />

Gardening<br />

GARDEN hedges cut to<br />

perfection. Tree & arbor<br />

work. Also spraying. Free<br />

quotes. Ph 03 312 0668 or<br />

021 111 4322.<br />

LAWNMOWING,<br />

gardening, hedge trimming,<br />

section tidies, green waste<br />

removal. Call or text<br />

Megan 021 337 489. Pensioner<br />

quotes available.<br />

RangioraOffice:<br />

1st Floor, 77 -83High St<br />

03 313 2840<br />

Wanted To Buy<br />

Wanted To Buy<br />

CASH PAID for all types<br />

of scrap, farm machinery,<br />

old vehicles etc. Phone<br />

Wayne 027 749 9736, 03<br />

323 6610, Licenced Dealer.<br />

TOOLS, garden, garage,<br />

saw benches, lathes. Cash<br />

buyer. Phone 03 355 2045.<br />

DOWNSIZING? Garage<br />

sale? Cash for estate china.<br />

Please telephone 313 1878<br />

or 027 350 3963<br />

ANTIQUE BUYER visiting.<br />

Pay up to $10,000 for<br />

petrol pumps, enamel signs.<br />

Also wanting oil bottles<br />

and stands, ship portholes,<br />

ships lamps /lights, ships<br />

wheels and pulleys. Old<br />

clocks, barometers, musical<br />

instruments, violins,<br />

bugles, music boxes, roll<br />

top desks, oak picture<br />

frames, war medals,<br />

swords, bayonets, helmets.<br />

Old joiners tools, plumb<br />

bobs, scribes, planes,<br />

hammers, tool chests.<br />

Matchbox, dinky, diecast,<br />

tin plate, windup toys,<br />

money boxes. Buy single<br />

items from $50 to<br />

collections $50,000. Phone<br />

Murray 021 441 400.<br />

Old wooden wool press<br />

wanted, any condition.<br />

Ph 027 297 7563.<br />

Situations Vacant<br />

ASSISTANT VINEYARD<br />

MANAGER<br />

Terrace Edge is a small, family, organic<br />

vineyard & olive grove in the Waipara<br />

Valley, <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>.<br />

We are currently looking for an experienced,<br />

enthusiastic worker to join our small team<br />

as our Assistant Vineyard Manager.<br />

For more information:<br />

info@terraceedge.co.nz<br />

2208158<br />

Situations Vacant<br />

WANTED Sewing<br />

Machinist Outworker.<br />

Sportswear manufacturer.<br />

Work from home. Pick up<br />

drop off Rangiora. Short<br />

run production. Experienced.<br />

Telephone Glenda<br />

021 560 561.<br />

Public Notices<br />

Rangiora Charitable Trust<br />

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING<br />

Wednesday, 23 rd October <strong>2019</strong><br />

4.30pm -5.30pm<br />

Town Hall Function Room<br />

Cnr King &High Streets, Rangiora<br />

All Welcome<br />

Home Services<br />

FARM or house sitter<br />

available. Country woman<br />

with many years experience.<br />

Caring for cats, dogs,<br />

poultry &horses etc. Phone<br />

027 693 7376.<br />

THE ROTARY<br />

BOOK FAIR<br />

FRIDAY 4TH &<br />

SATURDAY 5TH<br />

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

HELP US TO DO THIS AGAIN BY<br />

DONATING BOOKS, MAGAZINES,<br />

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

IF YOU HAVE BOOKS<br />

ETC TO DONATE WE CAN<br />

COLLECT THEM.<br />

PHONE<br />

RANGIORA BOROUGH<br />

SCHOOL HALL<br />

027 472 4439<br />

DROP BOXES ARE AVAILABLE<br />

AT: CALTEX RANGIORA<br />

RANGIORA NEW WORLD.<br />

RSVP BY: Friday, 18 th October <strong>2019</strong><br />

TO: tl.ops@wellbeingnc.org.nz<br />

2208157<br />

DEPRESSION &ANXIETY<br />

RECOVERY PROGRAMME<br />

SDA Church Hall, 21 Main Street, Oxford<br />

Free info session<br />

30 th <strong>September</strong> @7pm<br />

Programme starts 7 th October @7pm<br />

Call Wilma 03 318 2836 or<br />

Text Natasha 021 0868 5351 or<br />

E-Mail DepressionAnxietyRecovery<br />

@outlook.com<br />

2208223<br />

Public Notices<br />

PUBLIC NOTICE<br />

Amendment to the<br />

Freedom Camping Bylaw 2018<br />

The Hurunui District Council has made an amendment<br />

to the Freedom Camping Bylaw 2018. The amendment<br />

limits the number of vehicles permitted at the Hanmer<br />

River Reserve, the Glenmark Domain and Scargill-<br />

Motunau Reserve. This amendment has immediate<br />

effect.<br />

Inspection and availability of copies<br />

Copiesofthe Bylaw (includingthe maps)are available:<br />

•Onthe Hurunui District Councilwebsite:<br />

https://www.hurunui.govt.nz/find/public-documents/<br />

bylaws-and-policies<br />

•Byrequest at the offices of the Hurunui District<br />

Council: 66 Carters Road,Amberley.<br />

For all enquiries please contact Customer Services on<br />

03 314 8816.<br />

2207825<br />

RE-ELECT<br />

Kirstyn<br />

BARNETT<br />

PUBLIC NOTICE OF<br />

APPLICATION FOR<br />

ON-LICENCE<br />

SECTION 101, SALE<br />

AND SUPPLY OF<br />

ALCOHOL ACT 2012<br />

Dream Project NZ Ltd<br />

has made application<br />

to the District Licensing<br />

Committee at Rangiora<br />

for the renewal of an On<br />

Licence in respect of<br />

the premises situated at<br />

76 Main Street, Oxford<br />

known as Indian Hut<br />

Restaurant.<br />

The general nature of the<br />

business conducted (or to<br />

be conducted) under the<br />

licence is Restaurant.<br />

The days on which and<br />

the hours during which<br />

alcohol is (or is intended<br />

to be) sold under the<br />

licence are Mon - Sun,<br />

11.30am -10.30pm.<br />

The application may be<br />

inspected during ordinary<br />

office hours at the office<br />

of the Waimakariri District<br />

Licensing Committee<br />

at 215 High Street,<br />

Rangiora.<br />

Any person who is entitled<br />

to object and who wishes<br />

to object to the issue of<br />

the licence may, not later<br />

than 15 working days after<br />

the date of the publication<br />

of this notice, file anotice<br />

in writing of the objection<br />

with the Secretary of<br />

the Waimakariri District<br />

Licensing Committee<br />

at Private Bag 1005,<br />

Rangiora.<br />

No objection to the<br />

renewal of alicence may<br />

be made in relation to a<br />

matter other than amatter<br />

specified in section 131<br />

of the sale and supply of<br />

alcohol act 2012<br />

This is the first publication<br />

of this notice.<br />

2209605<br />

Linking<br />

community<br />

with council<br />

AuthorisedbyKBarnett23Davis Rd, RD1,<br />

Rangiora Ph: 021 312 230<br />

PUBLIC NOTICE OF<br />

APPLICATION FOR ON<br />

AND OFF LICENCES<br />

SECTION 101, SALE<br />

AND SUPPLY OF<br />

ALCOHOL ACT2012<br />

Fresca Ltd has made<br />

application to the District<br />

Licensing Committee at<br />

Rangiora for the renewal<br />

of an On and Off Licence<br />

in respect of the premises<br />

situated at 188 High St,<br />

Conway Lane known as<br />

Fresca Mediterranean.<br />

The general nature of the<br />

business conducted under<br />

the licence is Cafe and<br />

Grocer.<br />

The days on which and the<br />

hours during which alcohol<br />

is sold under the licence<br />

are Monday -Sunday8am<br />

-11pm.<br />

The application may be<br />

inspected during ordinary<br />

office hours at the office<br />

of the Waimakariri District<br />

Licensing Committee at<br />

215 High Street, Rangiora.<br />

Any person who is entitled<br />

to object and who wishes<br />

to object to the issue of<br />

the licence may, not later<br />

than 15 working days after<br />

the date of the publication<br />

of this notice, file anotice<br />

in writing of the objection<br />

with the Secretary of<br />

the Waimakariri District<br />

Licensing Committee<br />

at Private Bag 1005,<br />

Rangiora.<br />

No objection to the<br />

renewal of alicence may<br />

be made in relation to a<br />

matter other than amatter<br />

specified in section 131<br />

of the Sale and Supply of<br />

Alcohol Act 2012.<br />

This is the second<br />

publication of this notice.<br />

This notice was first<br />

published on the 19th<br />

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

2207162<br />

2208143<br />

Public Notices<br />

ARTHURS PASS PREDATOR<br />

CONTROL OPERATION<br />

The Department of Conservation (DOC) intends to aerially<br />

apply cereal pellet baits containing sodium fluoroacetate<br />

(1080). This predator control operation is being<br />

undertaken to protect the nationally critical orange-fronted<br />

kākārikiand the nationally vulnerable great spotted kiwi.<br />

Description of the area.<br />

The Arthurs Pass operational area is located between<br />

Arthurs Pass and Lake Sumner and is made of parts<br />

of Arthurs Pass National Park and, Lake Sumner and<br />

Otira-Kopara Forest Parks. It includes the headwater<br />

catchments of the Taramakau, Trent and Tutaekuri Rivers<br />

on the West Coast from near Aitkens and extends to the<br />

edges of Lakes Sumner and Mason in the northwest in<br />

the Hurunui River. The boundary then extends south<br />

eastward to include the Hurunui South Branch,<strong>North</strong> Esk,<br />

Poulter and Hawdon Rivers near Bealey Spur.<br />

It encompasses parts of, or all of, the Kaimata and Aicken<br />

Ranges on the West Coast and the Savannah, Poulter,<br />

Dampier, Polar and Crawford Ranges on the East Coast.<br />

Method of control<br />

Cereal baits containing the pesticide 1080 will be distributed<br />

by helicopter over the above area. The 1080 baits are<br />

cylindrical pellets approximately 2-3 cm long, cinnamonlured<br />

and dyed green. The 1080 operation will be preceded<br />

by an application of non-toxic prefeed baits. The non-toxic<br />

prefeed baits are 2cmlong and are not dyed.<br />

Warning signs will be placed at all normal entry points to<br />

the area and all huts within the area immediately prior to<br />

the 1080 operation. Always remember when in the area:<br />

• DO NOT touch bait<br />

• WATCH CHILDREN at all times<br />

• DO NOT eat animals from this area<br />

• DO NOT allow DOGS access to animal carcasses<br />

Observe these rules whenever you see warning signs<br />

placed at the public access ways in the above area.<br />

Please call the National Poisons Centre for details<br />

regarding sodium fluoroacetate (1080) –Ph. 0800 764<br />

766.<br />

Commencement Date<br />

Application of non-toxic pre-feed bait is followed by<br />

application of 1080 bait. Toxic bait application will take<br />

place on or after 23 <strong>September</strong> <strong>2019</strong>.The actual date of<br />

bait application will depend on the availability of periods of<br />

suitable weather.Please note this operation is made up of<br />

different operational areas.<br />

For further information contact Vector Control Services<br />

0508 141 <strong>26</strong>8 during business hours.<br />

Adetailed mapofthe treatment area may be viewed at the<br />

Department of Conservation Rangiora office(8amto4.30<br />

pm Monday toFriday) or viewed online:<br />

https://www.doc.govt.nz/nature/pests-and-threats/<br />

methods-of-control/1080/<br />

and<br />

http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/things-to-do/<br />

hunting/pesticides/<br />

2208147<br />

Kaiapoi Christadelphians<br />

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

DEAD SEA SCROLLS -<br />

REAL EVIDENCE THAT<br />

THE BIBLE IS TRUE<br />

It is reassuring to most people to have evidence of proof<br />

for belief in asubject. This gives substance, and the<br />

Bible is no different. It speaks as being the word of God,<br />

but knowing this would be disputed God gave fulfilling<br />

prophecy over generations, and archaeological evidence<br />

of it’s veracity. The dead sea scrolls have been amajor<br />

endorsement of the book called the Bible.<br />

DVD presentation -Sunday 29th <strong>September</strong>,7.00pm<br />

Kaiapoi Community Centre, 24 Sewell Street<br />

Forinformation ph. 03 352 5453<br />

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46 The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>September</strong> <strong>26</strong>, <strong>2019</strong><br />

Public Notices<br />

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR ONE COMMUNITY TRUSTEE<br />

FOR THE KATE VALLEY LANDFILL COMMUNITY TRUST<br />

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

trusteefrom the Waipara Community Area.<br />

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

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

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

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

conferring such benefit.<br />

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Who Can Be Nominated?<br />

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

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

Who Can MakeaNomination?<br />

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

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

How Can aNominationBeMade?<br />

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

More Information<br />

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

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

resultsannounced.<br />

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

0800 TRANSWASTE(872 679).<br />

2198184<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Dive Club<br />

<strong>2019</strong> AGM<br />

to be held at<br />

Kaiapoi Club, 113Raven Quay,<br />

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Automotive &Recovery<br />

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2152<strong>26</strong>5<br />

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The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>September</strong> <strong>26</strong>, <strong>2019</strong><br />

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DENTURE CLINIC<br />

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2008 Toyota Ractis<br />

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2017 Corolla GX<br />

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2014 Toyota Aqua Hybrid<br />

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$<br />

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Only3.9L/100kms ( , Combined)<br />

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2016 ToyotaRav4Limited<br />

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$ •Short WheelBase<br />

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