North Canterbury News: September 26, 2019

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NPD to stick with fuel site

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Fuel company NPD will push on with its

self­service petrol station in central

Amberley, but has offered an olive

branch to those opposing the site.

The organisers of petitions, signed by

nearly 1000 people objecting to the use

of asite in the heart of Amberley,

recently met representatives of the

Nelson­based firm to present the

community’s concerns.

Apetition organiser, Tony

Trewinnard, says NPD has since come

back to the group saying it took nearly

three years to identify asuitable site in

the town, and it was committed to

continuing with the development.

‘‘They tell us their arrival will be a

win­win for NPD, the Amberley

community, and the retail sector,’’ Mr

Trewinnard says.

‘‘Naturally we are disappointed at this

response, which doesn’t seem to reflect

the depth of community concern.’’

NPD has offered the temporary use of

its future retail space for community car

washes and sausage sizzles, and has

established acommunity fund which

will see 1cent per litre of fuel sold in the

first three months at Amberley donated

to alocal community group.

It has also promoted future discussion

between the newly elected council and

the local community, he says.

‘‘These are small wins for our

community,’’ Mr Trewinnard says. ‘‘But

stopping this development was always

going to be an uphill battle, after the

council left the community on the back

foot by not disclosing the consents

application when it arrived on their

desk in early April.

‘‘NPD listened respectfully and with

care to our concerns.

‘‘They were mindful of the investment

they had already made in purchasing

the land and in obtaining consents for

the site, but agreed to think about how

they might be able to help the

community.’’

Continued Page 3

Woolly trio enjoy their regular river strolls

By SHELLEY TOPP

Dogs and cats make great pets

because they are smart,

affectionate and have distinct

personalities. However, few

people realise that sheep, if

treated with respect, can also

make great pets on lifestyle

blocks, say Grant and Valerie

Davey, of Ashley.

Every afternoon, Grant and

Valerie get acall from three

Swedish friends. It is a

reminder that they are waiting

for their walk along the

Ashley/Rakahuri River

mountainbike trail.

The call comes from the

couple’s Gotland Pelt sheep,

Thomas, Viktor and Quentin,

waiting impatiently for their

stroll along the trail at the

back of couple’s lifestyle

block.

They don’t like walking in

the rain, but on fine days their

persistent bleating is

impossible to ignore, and on

some nights the trio also line

up to go on the leash for awalk

along the road. The couple’s

dog, Rolly, joins them for most

of their walks.

Continued Page 2

Out with the team... Grant Davey, of

Ashley, during one of hisafternoon walks

with his three Gotland Pelt sheep, from

left,Quentin,Viktor and Thomas. Grant’s

dog, Rolly, brings up the rear.

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Debate fuels Amberley’sspirit

The ‘‘NPD issue’’ seemsto

have reachedaconclusionof

sorts. NPD has offeredthe

communityafew responses

whichthey hopewill

‘‘acknowledge our concerns’’.

While falling well short of

what the communitywanted, it

is atiny win for the community

in what was aprettyhopeless

situation that we found

ourselves in.

With NPD alreadyowning

the site,and in possession of all

the consentsthey legally

needed,therewas only ever a

hope of convincing them not to

proceedoftheirown good

conscience.

PamelaWelch and myself, as

petition organisers, and Cr

Julia McLean, whom we

invited as awider community

representative to the meeting,

tried our hardest to convince

their management team in

person that thevoice of nearly

athousandlocal residents was

not to be ignored. They have

decided to proceed in what

they are convinced is a‘‘winwin

for NPD, the Amberley

communityand the retail

Tony Trewinnard, who organised apetition opposed to the proposed siting of NPD’s

new fuel stop in Amberley, says the debate has left the Amberley community stronger.

sector’’. Only timewill tellhow

resounding thiswin­winwill be

for eachofthese three.

What is worth recording and

worthhighlightingfrom this

process is whatIperceive as a

renewed strength andvigour in

the Amberley community. This

community didn’t takethe

stealthyimpositionofthis

venture as an arrowthrough

our community heartwithout a

fight. But the fight was

respectful,reasonable, and has

prompted alot of people to

stop and thinkabout the needs

of the Amberley community.

This has to be agood thing.

The communityhas clearly

expressedadesiretobeheard.

The incoming mayorand

councillors will ignore this

desire at theirperil. When we

presentedour petition to

council afew weeks ago, this

was expressedinthe strongest

possibleway. It is not

acceptable that the council’s

own mission and vision

statements, which promiseso

much, have zero practical

application in the day­to­day

decision­making of the council.

Therewill be other plans for

Amberley, and hopefully the

furore over NPD’sarrivalin

the town will help othersavoid

similar communityangstby

communicatingrespectfully.

The Hurunui District

Councilhas beenput on fair

warning that this community

expects opportunities for

consultation aboutthe

development of our town.Itis

alsovery clear fromthe many

voices who have taken the time

to speaktousinrecentweeks

thatthe community has a

strong heart but needs aplace

to call its own.Thatmightbeas

acommunity centreinthe form

of abuilding, or acollection of

buildingstomeet the needs of

youth, youngparents,families,

the elderly and groups with

common interests; or atownsquare

style space where

everyone in the community can

meet, socialise, and congregate

to celebrate the many

advantages of living in this

wonderfultown.

The communitychanges

over time, and the community’s

expectations change withit.

Yet, the facilitiesthe

community needs must be

planned and anticipatedin

advance.

Let’s not let the great

community spiritthat theNPD

issue has generatedfade away

until the ‘‘next thingtooppose’’

comes along.

Rather, we have an

opportunity as acommunityto

work positively and proactivelywith

the council to

plan, prepare, and be ready to

take opportunities as they

arise in the future. If that is the

legacyofthe ‘‘NPDissue’’ for

Amberley, then it will have

been awin forthis community,

as well as theinevitable win for

NPD.

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Walks just the ticket for inquisitive sheep

From Page 1

Grant and Valeriehave been

walking theirsheep mostdays

for the last 17 years.

‘‘Beingshut up in apaddock is

an insult to theirintelligence,’’

Grant says.

‘‘Walkingwith sheep is quite

differenttowalking adog,’’he

says. ‘‘Dogs liketopee

everywhere and chase rabbits.’’

Sheep, on the other hand, are

on the lookout for new things to

nibble. Gorse flowers are a

particular delicacy. They also

likepoplar leaves but willow

leaves are theirabsolute

favourite.

Thomas, Quentin and Viktor

alsotake great interest in

anythinghappening along the

river’s edge.

Theyused to joinGrant when

he was checking predatortraps

along the river, but he found

competing with threewoolly

heads to look in atrap got alittle

trying.

Thomas is the natural leader

of the group but doesn’t force

his authority.‘‘He is

affectionate,intelligent,

inquisitive and generallywell

behaved,’’ Grant says.

Quentinhas all those

qualities, plus empathy for his

fellow animals, but he lacks

confidence. Twice he has been

seen trying to help sick animals

to stand, and he also looks after

Viktor.Viktor is the youngest of

the trio but is also the assertive

one who likes to test the

boundaries and try to dominate.

Although Grant takes astick

with him on their walks to ward

off any dogs they may

encounter,ithas only been used

to keep the sheepaway from

dogs. Theircuriosity has

intimidated huntaways, german

shepherds, labradors and many

other dogs.

Quentinonce had apeaceful

nose­to­noseencounter with a

dobermann.

Grant grewuponasheep

farm in Waimate and finds

walkingwith his sheeppleasant

and relaxing. The best thing

about it is gaining the trustof

animalswho have awell

justified inbred fear of humans.

Some English touristswho

recently joinedGrant for awalk

with the three sheep enjoyed

the experience so much that

one told him it was the highlight

of his New Zealandtrip.

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North Canterbury News, September 26, 2019

Rail restoration wins major award

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Work to restore the railway

line between Picton and

Christchurch, devastated by

the 2016 Kaikoura

earthquake, has won a

prestigious North American

rail industry award.

The work was carried out

by KiwiRail and its project

partners in the North

Canterbury Transport

Infrastructure Recovery

alliance (NCTIR).

The New Zealand entry is

the first from outside the

United States and Canada to

win the American Railway

Engineering and

Maintenance of Way

Association’s (AREMA)

annual WW Hay Award for

Excellence.

KiwiRail’s chief operating

officer for capital projects,

David Gordon, says it is

recognition of the

remarkable efforts by all the

teams in NCTIR to have the

main north line reopened to

restricted freight services

within 10 months of the

earthquake.

It returned to 24/7

operations for both freight

and tourism services the

following year.

‘‘North America’s freight

railways are widely

acknowledged as the best in

the world. Given that the

biggest of those railways have

regularly won this award, it is

an honour to now be

recognised.’’

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Previous winners include

the project to rebuild stations

and rail links damaged by the

9/11 World Trade Centre

attack, and reconstruction

efforts following Cyclone

Katrina in 2006.

Mr Gordon says the

restoration project is one of

the largest ever undertaken

in New Zealand.

‘‘While we now have a

reliable line for running our

freight and tourism services,

there is still work being done

to complete the job.’’

The rail recovery efforts

following the Kaikoura

earthquake have already

received awards from the

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NPD eyes southern expansion

Fuel company NPD planstoopen another 19

sitesinthe South Island in the next 12

months.

Aself­serveoutlet has openedinRangiora

in the pasttwo weeks.

The Rangiora outlet has sparkedafuel

pricewar in the Waimakariri town, based on

NPD’sopeningpricing.

Chiefexecutive Barry Sheridan says he is

delightedtogivemotorists the chance to get

lower­pricedfuel in Rangiora.

He said the discountfuel operator’s

decision to open the outlet came on the back

of growing demand in the thriving township.

It is open 24 hours aday, seven daysa

week.

Mr Sheridan says NPD, aSouth Island

family­owned business established in 1961,

is pleased with the support and positive

feedback it is getting about its Rangiora

outlet.

Rangiora is its 66th SouthIsland site.

‘‘We are focused on developing astrong

fuel networktosupport motorists

throughoutthe South Island,’’hesays.

It is the first in the township to offer

100Plus, NPD’s new high­octane petrol.

100Plus is one of the highest octane, roadlegalpetrol

grades to be offered in New

Zealand from an established fuel retail

network.

‘‘Many modern cars benefit fromahigheroctane

petroland the specialformulation in

100Plus also deliversanumberofother

benefits,’’hesays.

‘‘These can include improved fuel

consumption, reducedemissions, extended

shelflife and smoother engine operation.’’

NPD sticks

to proposal

From Page 1

The petitions, which had

beentabled at the Hurunui

District Council meeting the

previous week, calledfor

NPD to pause its plansand

look for alternative sites in

Amberley.

NPD intends to start work

on the site in six weeks. It

hopes to beopen for business

early next year.

Mr Trewinnard says while

others might want to continue

to protest at the development,

he felt therewas little to be

gained by anyfurther action.

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Water proposals a ‘long time coming’

By SHELLEY TOPP

The Government’s new water

quality and environment

proposalsare longoverdue,

despite being criticised by

somefarmers, aprominent

Waikari wateractivistsays.

‘‘Ithas been along time

coming, says Sam Mahon,

author of The WaterThieves.

‘‘What worries me though is

thatuntil the consents are

reviewed or rakedback from

someofthe worst polluters, we

are stillgoing to have ahuge

number of problems.’’

How do we address these?

He wants to see the

Government’s proposals go

further,with restrictions

placed on water consents that

haveresulted in bad outcomes.

‘‘InDenmark 30 yearsago

theyhad similar problems to

whatwehave in New Zealand,

whereby the intensification of

dairy farmingand the resultant

hugerunoff resulted in

widespread waterpollution,’’

he says.

The problem causedapublic

outcry in Denmark and now

farmers there have to renew a

permit annuallytofarm.

In New Zealand, the

Government’s NationalPolicy

Statementfor Freshwater

Management (NPSFM) and the

National Environmental

Standards(NES) proposals

wereannouncedonSeptember

5. They are aimedatimproving

the quality of New Zealand’s

waterways and are open for

consultation until October31.

Farming leaderssay the

proposalsare unworkable and

willbankruptsome farmers.

Irrigation plans in the

Hurunuihave divided the

community sincethe now

defunct HurunuiWater Project

was first mooted.

Amuri Irrigation has since

beentryingtoestablish a

smaller pipedscheme, but has

beenunable to get enough

farmer support.

The outgoing Hurunui Mayor

Winton Dalley, who is alsoa

fourth­generation sheepand

beeffarmer, has called the

irrigation proposal’s recent

failure‘‘very disappointing’’

for the Hawarden and Waikari

communities.

‘‘After 20 years of planning

and millions of local dollars

invested, there is now going to

be no immediate possibility of

asubstantialirrigation scheme

for their district,’’ he says.

However, Sam takes a

different view. He believes the

failureofthe proposed scheme

willbenefit Hurunui’s

environment and waterways

and help pavethe way back to

sustainable farming.

‘‘When Ifirst came heremore

than30years ago Iknew

everybody,’’ Sam says.

‘‘Wewould have barn dances

and everyonewould come.

Now the community is divided

and that is unhealthy. What has

caused the division has been

greed. The proposal failed

becausefarmersnolonger

havethe stomachfor high

debt.’’

Water champion ... Water activist, artist and writer Sam Mahon at his home

in Waikari.

PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP

Bus plan

revisited

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Feedback given at a

public meeting in

Waikuku last month over

aproposal to cancel the

Waikuku bus route was

heard loud and clear by

Environment Canterbury

(ECan), Waimakariri MP

Matt Doocey says.

He says ECan is

bringing anew proposal

to the table to retain up to

two trips each weekday to

and from Waikuku.

‘‘This is abig move from

the original proposal to

cancel the service

completely,’’ Mr Doocey

says.

More than 100

residents attended the

meeting, to which he

invited ECan after

Waikuku resident

Kristina Poulter raised

the issue with him.

‘‘My hat goes off to

Kristina and other

residents whose passion

for their community

resulted in this

changeabout, with ECan

now looking at options to

retain the route,’’ he says.

ECan is working closely

with all the Waikuku

submitters as it works

through the logistics of

retaining two trips each

weekday.

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By RACHEL MACDONALD

It was afull house at the Waikuku Beach

Hall last Thursday evening for the third

in aseries of Waimakariri mayoral

candidates’ question­and­answer

sessions.

The nine contenders faced alargely

middle­aged or older audience, in

keeping with Statistics New Zealand’s

data regarding voter turnout in local

body elections.

They were armed to agreater or lesser

degree with answers to questions from

the public that had been sent in 10 days

earlier.

Good organisation and careful

timekeeping meant the event largely ran

smoothly, albeit with several sometimes

amusing, sometimes heated,

interjections from the floor.

The questions ranged from outlining

each individual candidate’s vision,

priorities and leadership capabilities to

hot topics such as rates and expenditure,

environment and climate change, social

housing, and the tension between the

pressure for urban growth and the rural

nature of the district.

Overall, candidate opinions on the

current rating model and how that

money is spent; the number of external

expert contractors currently used by the

council; social housing, such as it is, in

the district; and the balance between

subdivisions and productive farmland

were diverse, occasionally somewhat

misleading, and at times insightful.

However, it was the cluster of

questions that targeted the environment

and climate change that got the

audience going.

Candidate responses to the questions

ran the gamut from passionate to

conservative, and scientifically

informed to social media­fed views, with

asingle climate change naysayer just for

good measure.

The audience responded accordingly,

also on the spectrum from peerreviewed

published data to Wikipediasearched

opinion.

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standing for mayor, plus four others.

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6 The North Canterbury News, September 26, 2019

In the Electoratewith

MattDoocey

MP forWaimakariri

Authorised by Matt Doocey, Level 1ConwayLane, 188 High Street, Rangiora.

Salute to outgoing mayor

The strong and inclusive leadership of

our outgoing mayor, David Ayers, will

be greatly missed across our

communities.

When Iwas elected five years ago as

anew MP, David had led our

community through some of our darkest

days following the earthquakes.

Empathy for the many families

affected and for communities literally

shaken to their foundations; adesire to

build up and empower our

communities; and acommitment to the

growth and development of our region

were hallmarks of his tenure.

David and district council chief

executive Jim Palmer together led the

council and staff in adisaster response

model that was acknowledged both in

New Zealand and internationally.

Over the years, Ihave enjoyed

working with David on the challenges

and opportunities of our rapid growth

during Waimakariri’s regeneration as

we became the third largest district by

population in the South Island.

Iwish David and his wife, Marilyn, all

the best and I’m sure we will continue

to see the high commitment to

community service David has shown

over 30 years of council service.

My public meeting in Woodend at the

start of the month put residents’

frustrations about safety on State

Highway 1from Kaiapoi to the Ashley

Bridge right before the New Zealand

Transport Agency (NZTA).

The take­home message of that

meeting was that there was neither the

funding in an ‘‘over­subscribed’’ budget

nor the appetite from the Government

to invest in safety improvements or

National’s promised four­lane

motorway and Woodend Bypass any

time soon.

Iwrote to Transport Minister Phil

Twyford following the meeting, urging

him to expedite the safety

improvement plan to be implemented

within the next 12 months; provide

safer pedestrian crossing across SH1 in

Woodend urgently; and guarantee

funding to address the safety concerns

raised at the meeting.

The news that NZTA is now looking to

re­direct $313 million back into roading

projects because the Government has

failed on its delivery targets for

Auckland’s light rail project brings new

hope we might benefit from this

funding, and Iimmediately wrote an

open letter to the minister, urging him

to reconsider his support for this

project (see below).

Spring is always abusy time in the

electorate and Ihave enjoyed attending

and speaking at honours nights for our

volunteer firefighters at the Pines/

Kairaki, Rangiora and Kaiapoi

brigades to acknowledge the

impressive long­standing service of

volunteers. We can’t thank you enough.

Ialso enjoyed attending the opening

of Kaiapoi High School’s impressive

new gymnasium, which is agreat new

asset for our community.

It has been agreatride

ThankYou. Idon’t know how many of

thesecolumns Ihave written overthe last

nine years, but this is the last.

My first ‘‘thank you’’ is to the North

CanterburyNews for giving me the

opportunitytotalk about what’s important,

from my perspective,inour greatdistrict

of Waimakariri.

The most important thank­you is to all of

you in our community.

Over the lastnine years, the support the

council has had over our general direction

has been both gratifying and humbling.

We havefaced challenges of historic

magnitudeinearthquake recovery and

regeneration, towncentre revival and

populationgrowth.

Your overall support has beencrucial in

our decision­making, particularlyinthose

bold stepsthat we needed to take.

Beyond that, many of you have led and

builtour Waimakariri community, and the

communities within it, to keepitasa

wonderful place to live.

The district is fortunate to have acouncil

staffthat is dedicated to the welfareand

future of Waimakariri. Ledmagnificently

by chief executiveJim Palmer and astable

and wise management team,our talented

staffhave supported our elected members

with professionalism, expertiseand

understanding.

Thank­you to all of you for whatyou have

achieved for us and forour wider

community.

My final thank­youisapersonal one —to

the electedmembersofthe counciland

community boards overthe last three

terms.

❛Iwas in at the beginningof

this Waimakariri District and it

has always been important to

me.❜

—Outgoing Mayor David Ayers

Thank­you for the unity of purposeand

dedicationyou have shown in facing the

challenges Ilisted earlier;thank­you for

working together and thank­you for the

vision you haveshowninknowingwhat is

important andneeds to be done.

Thank­you for yourpersonalfriendship

and for making my lifeeasy at the head of

the table.

When Iput my name forward for this

role,some monthsbeforethe September

2010 earthquake, Ipromoted district unity

as one of my goals.

WhileIthink local prideisvery

important, it is up to you to decidewhether

we are more unified now.

Iwas in at the beginning of this

Waimakariri District and it has always

been important to me. Ihope that Ihave

made some small contribution towards

achieving greater overall unity.

Finally,Marilyn and Iare not going

anywhere.Wehave lived in our house in

the Rangioratown centre for 43 years,

have no planstomove,and we will

continuetoenjoy the variety of community

events that occur throughthe year.See you

round! Ka kiteano au iakoutou.

Portion of diverted transport cash should be spent locally

Dear Minister Twyford,

The news that the New

ZealandTransport Agency

(NZTA)isnow looking to redirect

$313 million back into

roadingprojects from the

light rail budgetbecause

Government has failed on

delivery targetsfor

Auckland’s lightrail project

brings renewedhope to the

Waimakariri community that

their safetyconcerns for State

Highway1between Kaiapoi

andthe Ashley Bridge may

McALPINES MITRE 10 MEGA RANGIORA -OCEAN WATCH

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Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey, in an open letter to the Transport Minister Phil

Twyford, is calling on the Government to divert cash pulled from the Auckland light

rail project toward much-needed roading improvements on the northern corridor.

now be addressed.

FollowingWaimakariri’s

rapid growth postearthquakes,

travel

movements alongthis stretch

of motorway are averaging

just under 20,000 vehicle

movements per day, manyof

which are heavy vehicles.

Waimakaririresidents have

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beenpaying more at the pump

through increased fuel taxes,

while critical roading projects

like theBelfast to Pegasus

motorway,including the

WoodendBypass, have been

cancelled to divert fundingto

light railinAuckland.

Thisnew reversal, with

NZTAnow looking at other

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ways to spend the money it

had plannedfor light rail in

Auckland,provides some

hope for Waimakariri

residents that the decision to

cancelthe Belfast to Pegasus

Motorway,including the

Woodend Bypass, will be

reversed and vital roading

infrastructure investmentto

3:01am

3:27pm

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deliver this project willbe

approved.

In writing to you, Iam

urging you to reconsideryour

supportfor this project and to

channelsome of the $313

million being re­directedto

our community to reinstate

the BelfasttoPegasus

motorway extension,

including the Woodend

Bypass.

Yours,

Matt Doocey MP

MP for Waimakariri

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MY REASONS FOR STANDING

FOR MAYOR AND COUNCIL

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

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

was 6.5 times over the action level.

See more at www.waterwaysforlife.co.nz

See more at www.waterwaysforlife.co.nz

1. Upgrade wastewater treatment for safer,

healthier beaches for all to be proud of.

2. Trytohold rate increases to inflation level.

3. Upgrade drainage toprevent flooding in

and around our homes and businesses.

4. Increase debt repayment to prevent rates

escalating.

5. Concentrate on core council business and

acommonsensepractical approach across

all issues and be transparent across all

issues.

6. A greater emphasis to upgrade roads

footpaths and pedestrian crossings.

7. More attention to ensure appropriate bus

stops and bus routes for all.

8. Reduce spraying in ourrivers, streams and

creeks, storm water drains, gutters and in

and around our parks.

9. Better testing and reporting on the nitrate

levels in drinking water across the district.

10. Our waterways and beaches are not

healthy, this must change

11. We must acknowledge our environmental

issues and not ignorethem as we are today.

12. AMaori proverb states, ‘If the land is well

and the sea is well, the people will thrive.”

The land and the sea are not well, we must

step up and change this.

I am standing for Mayor for the Waimakariri District

and Councillor for the Kaiapoi/Woodend Ward with the

intention of agreater emphasis on areturn tocouncil

core business in order to hold our every increasing

rate increases due largely to council spending on non

essential issues.

My vision is to see the Waimakariri District as the

healthiest place to live in New Zealand with amuch greater

emphasis on our environment, waterways and updated

wastewater treatment plant at the same time encouraging

our people and economy to thrive.

Our Waimakariri Wastewater System is outdated and a

source of botulism toxin which poisons and kills large

numbers of waterfowl and wildlife everyyear.Weare well

overdue for amodern upgraded wastewater system for a

healthier environment.

Why is the storm water in the new earthworks running

into the Feldwick Drive drain? Why is it not running away

from the built up area? At the first sign of intensive flooding

this area will flood. Drainage issues must be forefront and

not running on hope.

Our environment determines our standard of the quality

of life that we experience in the outdoors today. Past

councils have mostly ignored the quality of our outdoor

experience, the rivers are polluted, toxic herbicides and

pesticides are used in most drains and streams, our

beaches are covered in a green/brown sludge in an

onshore breeze and our council does not seem to care.

Where is our outdoor experience in this district headed

today?

Community based housing for the elderly or disabled

provided by the council must be forefront as there are

many among us who cannot afford mainstream housing.

An increase in council housing stock would not be remiss.

Pegasus township need an underpass for crossing

access at the roundabout on the main road and another

at the main road for school children to cross to Woodend

School.

Iconsider that Iamthe best person for these positions

as I am very approachable with a commonsenses ,practical

attitude across all issues

2207909

See more at www.waterwaysforlife.co.nz

Authorised by Michael Bate, 2Kalmia Place, Kaiapoi.


VIEWS

8 The North Canterbury News, September 26, 2019

Tiny house

definition is

too tough

DearEditor,

As owners of aself­contained

caravan, we have followed the

debate on the status of tiny houses

with interest.

In the articleonbuilding

consents (NorthCanterbury News,

September 19) thereissome

discussion on how to defineatiny

house for the purposesofconsent.

Ifeel Mr Taylor is wrong to use

the followingdefinition forneeding

aconsent. He says: ‘‘Ifithas a

toilet,akitchen,abathroom and

running water, then it is

habitable.’’

Yes,itis habitable in thesame

way that our self­contained

caravan(which has atoilet,

kitchen, bathroom and running

water)ishabitable,sometimesfor

long periods, but doesnot needa

building consent.

Bothour caravan and many tiny

housesare stillmobile structures

on wheelswithtow bars,and are

capable of being towed to new

locations.

In our view, therefore, wefeel

manycouncilsare over­reacting in

forcing these people to obtain

consents.

Yours,

Dean andLois Farrow

Rangiora.

‘Strong leadership will be vital’

Water management has come along way in the

Hurunui-Waiau Zone, writes acting chairman Ken

Hughey, but regional and national challenges remain.

Monday of last week marked a

milestone for the Hurunui­

WaiauWaterZoneCommittee,

because in manyways it

marked the end of an era.

Adecade ago there was an

application for aWater

ConservationOrderonthe

Hurunui River. The

Canterbury Water

ManagementStrategy was in

its earlystagesand the first

Hurunui WaiauZone

Committeewas coming

together.

We can now reflect alittleon

how far we’ve comewith water

managementinthe zonesince

then.

Amongthese achievements:

Ahighlevel of community

engagement in ourwater

managementchallenges;

Aworkable Hurunui and

WaiauRiver RegionalPlan;

Nutrient limitsand good

approachestoprotectingwater

quality in the Hurunui and

WaiauUwha rivers;

The start of major

investment in threatened and

endangered species bird

managementonbraided

rivers;

The Hurunui Splash project

to improvewaterquality and

infrastructure around

freshwater swimming sites;

Good take­up of Farm

EnvironmentPlans;

Planned further sustainable

irrigationdevelopment.

Severalindividuals who

havebeen instrumental in this

progress were farewelled on

thatday —chairmanJohn

Faulkner, retiringHurunui

DistrictMayor WintonDalley,

retiring Environment

Canterburycouncillor Cynthia

Roberts,and another longtermmember,

James McCone.

These people can all be

reliably described as ‘‘Mighty

Totara’’.

All four thoughtand acted

strategically, somethingthat is

not alwayseasily donearound

the Zone Committeetable.

All actedwith integrity and

madepositive and significant

contributionsover time.

All four are totally

committedtothe zone and its

wellbeing. They worked with

vision, commitment,

perseverance and patience —

all important characteristics

whendealing with contentious

water management issues.

With these ‘‘Mighty Totara’’

departing,who willbethe new

leaders steppinginto this

space?Strong leadership will

be vital given the many

initiatives on the horizon.

As well as manylocal

challenges —integrated water

resource management,

braided river values, wetland

protection and enhancement,

river flows,the consequences

Clean and clear ...

challenge.

of someplan rules —there are

now regionaland national

challenges for the community

to consider as well.

TreatyofWaitangi

implementation, regionalplan

changes, biodiversityand

climate changeactivity, and

most recently the Government’sproposed

‘‘ActionPlan

for HealthyWaterways’’, are

among them.

The Action Planisalot to

digestinashorttime. It will

certainly have an impact

everywhere,soIencourage

you to have your say.

Recognising its significance,

theGovernmenthas extended

the submission deadline to

October 31.

Caring for waterways is aregional and national

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It is heartening to see that

the proposals include actions

thatare alreadybeing takenin

Canterbury: nutrientlimits,

land­use consenttofarm, farm

environmentplans (FEPs)and

independent FEP audits have

beenfeatures of our planning

regime for sometime.

We also haveinplace rules

around stock exclusion and

winter grazing.

In Hurunui­Waiau,weare

wellplacedtoaddress the

water managementchallenges

of thefuture.

Thiswill takemore vision,

commitment, perseverance

and patience —and, very

importantly, alot of listening to

the community.

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Students climb to snow line

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Students from Loburn

School and Westport North

School have together

completed another

challenge toward their

William Pike Challenge

Award.

They climbed to the snow

line of Mt Haast on the West

Coast.

It was achallenging tramp

straight up the mountain

after having stayed at

Waiuta Lodge the night

before.

Loburn School students

have one more challenge to

complete the programme —

aday of kayaking on the Styx

River.

The William Pike

Challenge Award is aimed at

youth development and

requires students in Year 7

and 8totake part in outdoor

activities, community

service and passion

projects.

The programme is

designed to empower

passionate educators and

help reduce time spent

planning, organising, and

Uphill all the way ... Students from Loburn School and Westport North School reached the snow

line of Mt Haast as part of the William Pike Challenge Award.

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executing activities.

The programme provides

schools with local

resources, practical guides

and support to deliver

purposeful Education

Outside the Classroom

(EOTC).

Every student taking part

is tracked digitally to

provide measurable

outcomes of participation.

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The grant,worth up to $4000, is

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The purpose of the grant is to support

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12 The North Canterbury News, September 26, 2019

Bagries bag three wins on raceday

By SHELLEY TOPP

TheBagrie family, of Ohoka, hadabig

night at AddingtonRacewayon

Thursday last week.

Tomtrained thewinnersofthe first

tworaces on the New Zealand

MetropolitanTrottingClub’s

programme andhis father, Peter,

trained thewinner of thethirdrace.

Tomisaco­owner of TheGovernor,

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theywould racewell.They could not

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an incrediblenight,’’said Peter. ‘‘I was

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‘‘Itwas unbelievable. We havenever

won threeraces at one meeting before.

We have wontwo,but thiswas anight

to remember.

‘‘All threehorses weredriven really

well, too,whichisabig help.’’

The Governorwas driven by Sheldon

Murtha,withJohn Dunn drivingThe

Eye Of The Tiger and TheGeneral.

North Canterburytrainers

dominated thenine­race Addington

programme, withhorses trained by

themwinning three more races during

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The Hopes alsoquinellaed the

seventh racewith another stable

runner, Easy Pickings, finishing

second.

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

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

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By DAVID HILL

The Waimakariridistrict has been

wellserved by astablecouncil

staff overthe lastnine years,

Mayor David Ayerssays.

As he approaches retirement,

Mr Ayershas paidtributetothe

staff he hasworked with over the

years.

‘‘We’ve hadsome

extraordinarilytalentedpeople

who arededicated not only to the

organisation,but also to the

Waimakariri community, and

manyofthem areratepayers

themselves.

‘‘Aselected members we have

beenveryfortunate in the

excellent reportingtous.

‘‘All decision­makingfollowsa

staff report. It doesn’t mean we

adopt allrecommendations,but

those reports havegonethrougha

vetting process beforethey go to

council and community board

meetings, andinmanycases they

comeasarequestfromboard

members or councillors.’’

Mr Ayerssayscouncilstaffneed

to workwithin the parameters of

the law,particularlythe Resource

ManagementAct.

‘‘The communitydoesn’t always

appreciatewhere the boundaries

lie and staff have to operate

withinthem.

‘‘Staffoperateinan

environment where there are

highexpectations andtheycan

be subject to criticisms,often

ill­informed, andtheyaren’t

abletorespond.

‘‘All they can do is explainthe

process they’re required to

follow.’’

He sayscouncilstaffspendalot

of time in the public eye, whether

dealing with individualswith

activities such as building

inspectionsoraspart of public

consultationprocesses.

‘‘Inour publicconsultations,

staff havebeenextraordinarily

skilledattryingtotake into

account often contradictory

community views andinthe

advice they givetocouncil.’’

Mr Ayerssaysthe district is well

servedbychief executiveJim

Palmer,who hasserved under

three mayors. He is the longestserving

local government boss in

Canterbury.

‘‘Ifthere’s amore complete

chief executiveinlocal

government in NewZealand, I

don’t knowwho is.’’

Council staff need ‘‘ahuge

variety of skills’’asthe range of

functionsexpectedoflocal

government is vast, includingdog

control, managingswimming

pools andfinances, collecting

rates,constructing sewers,drains

and roads,writingdistrict plans

and designing towncentres.

Mr AyersretiresonOctober12

after 36 years in local government,

nineofthemasmayor.

‘‘It’sbeenapleasuretowork

withour staffover many yearsand

Ihavelearnt ahuge amountfrom

them.’’

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The North Canterbury News, September 26, 2019

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By RACHEL MACDONALD

Ohoka School’s Strictly Jump

Jam teams wowed the local

Women’s Institute when the

organisation met recently at

the Ohoka Hall to celebrate

88 years of fellowship and

support in the community.

The children impressed

the audience with their

energy, co­ordination, and

teamwork, as they partnered

their aerobic routines to

catchy Jump Jam sounds.

The children are coached

by teachers Jenelle Tocker

and Amy Parish, and it has

taken hours of rehearsal to

come up with such ahighly

polished performance, they

say.

‘‘They’ve put so much

effort into mastering the

challenges of co­ordinated

actions and moving in

formation, and it has paid off

in the local Jump Jam

competitions too.’’

Jump Jam is hugely

popular at the school, with

Ohoka entering arecord five

teams into the annual

competition this year.

Organised nationally by

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The fourth annualPegasusBay Art

Show was held at PegasusBay School

last weekend.

The PegasusBay School’sfundraiser

has developedinto ahuge community

event, rivalling the annual KaiapoiArt

Expo in size.

‘‘People visiting the exhibitionfor the

firsttime are often surprised how big it

is because of the schoolvenue,’’

Pegasus Bay Art Show chairwoman

MandyPalmer says.

‘‘Each year this show getsbetter and

better. It is the perfectvenue. Thereis

so muchnatural light and plenty of

space.’’

The show is organised by members of

the Pegasus Bay School Parent Teacher

Association, with members of the

Waikuku Artists Incorporated group.

‘‘This year we were excited to have

several emerging artists exhibitingfor

theirfirst timeever, alongside more

seasoned professional artists who have

been with us sincethe very first show,’’

Mandysaid.

‘‘It is more than just aschool

fundraisernow; it is acommunity event.

‘‘Thearts community is thriving in

NorthCanterbury.’’

This year,81artists from North

Canterbury, Christchurch,Lincoln,

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Rolleston,and Coalgate exhibited.

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Waikuku’sversion of ‘Piha Rescue’

By DAVID HILL

17

Life’s abeach for Helena Cook.

The Waikuku Beach Surf

Lifesaving Club lifeguard

captainislooking forward to

returning home for the

summer after university

exams.

Helena,aged 20, asecondyear

commerce student at the

University of Canterbury, has

been alifeguardsince she was

14, spending her teenage years

growingupatWaikuku Beach.

‘‘You literally live at the

beach over the summer. It’s

brilliant.

‘‘We are asmallerscale of

Piha Rescue or Baywatch.You

do your shiftbetweenthe flags

and go and do some training, or

you’re out on the board or in

the boat.

‘‘It justbecomespart of your

life, really.’’

The Waikuku Beach clubis

the only active surf lifesaving

club between the Waimakariri

River and Marlborough, and it

is recruitingfor the new

season.

An information session will

be held at the clubroomsat

WaikukuBeach on Saturday,

October5,from 10am, followed

by an open day at 9.40amthe

next Saturday for new and

prospectivemembers.

The clubhas one of the

largestmemberships in the

country, thanks largely to the

number of children learning to

swim at Waikuku Beach.

But new,prospective

lifeguards and volunteers are

always welcome,asthe club

Surf’s up ... Members of the Waikuku Beach Surf Lifesaving Club in action.

seekstofill volunteer patrols

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from Show Weekend until

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Helena saysall ages are

welcome, with children’s

lessons offered from age6,with

rookie trainingoffered from 12

and lifeguard awardsavailable

from 14.

‘‘Youcan also do it at age 30.

We’vegot 10 to 15 adult

lifeguards, so it’s not just

teenagers.

‘‘It’s fun,and it’s not just

standing between the flags.

There’s ongoing trainingand

we travel to other clubs, and

thenthere’sthe competition

sideofit, which is huge.

‘‘For me, it’s the feeling of

being part of something so big,

withclubsall roundthe

country.It’s likeabig red­andyellow

family.’’

There is alsoanaward for

patrol support for anyone

unable to meetthe fitness

requirements, and committee

membersare always needed.

‘‘You still do first aid, VHF

radio and patrolonthe beach,

so you don’thavetorun 5km or

swimlong distances to be

involved,’’ Helena says.

Teenagers who train to be

PHOTO: HELENACOOK

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‘‘It’sanopportunityfor

young people to learn skills,

gain experience and meet

people, and evengain some

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‘‘You get life skills and

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Deputy principal steps up

By DAVID HILL

Jared Kelly admitshehas big

shoes to fill.

He has beenappointed

acting principal at PegasusBay

School until anew principal is

appointed next year, following

the retirement of founding

principal Roger Hornblow.

‘‘It’s always exciting times

when youput someone new in

the role,but it’s acreditto

Roger that he left the school on

ahigh,’’hesays.

Mr Hornblow had been

principal at PegasusBay

School since it opened in May

2014, havingbeen appointed

principal at the school’s

predecessor, Waikuku School,

in 2008.

Before retiring, Mr

Hornblowreceived aletter

from Education Minister Chris

Hipkins‘‘congratulating us on

our ERO (Education Review

Office) report’’, Mr Kellysays.

‘‘It’s arare occasion for a

principal to leave on top of his

game. It doesn’t happen very

often to receive aletter from

the Minister after an ERO

reporthas beencompleted, so

it was areal credittoget that

before he left.

‘‘It’s certainlysome big shoes

to fill,but it’s an exciting

opportunityfor anew

principal to takeonahighly

innovative school,’’ saysMr

Kelly, who is hopingtostay in

therole next year.

Mr Hornblow has moved on

to acommunity roleinthe

Hurunuidistrict.

Mr Kelly joined the staff at

Waikuku School just before the

move to Pegasus Bay.

❛It’s an exciting

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principal.❜

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—Jared Kelly

He moved his familyto

Pegasus threeyears ago, after

commutingout from

Christchurch for severalyears.

He was appointeddeputy

principalatthe beginning of

last year, with part of the role

beingtocover for Mr Hornblow

when he was fulfillinghis

duties as Kahui Ako

(communityoflearning) lead

principal, for schoolsinthe

Kaiapoi area.

Next termpromisestobea

busy one, withMrKelly and

some of his colleagues due to

attend an Apple Distinguished

Schools conferenceinSydney.

‘‘It’s pretty exciting and we

will be delivering aworkshop

around our experiential

learningpractices and how we

use IT in school.

‘‘It’s agreat opportunity to

tell our story of whatwedoon

an international stage.’’

Pegasus Bay School has a

busy end to this term,with an

X­Factor competition final

beingheld tomorrow at 1.45pm

in the school hall.

Teacher Gina Keating has

been busy holding auditions

over the lastfew weeksand the

finalwill feature comedians,

musicians, singers,magicians

and aRubik’s cube performer.

‘‘It’s apretty intense process

and I’m pleased I’m the MC

and not having to makethe

decisions,’’MrKelly says.

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Annual school fair afun day

Woodend School has had a

busy term, culminating in its

annual school fair earlier this

month.

Pupils, staff, parents and the

wider community came

together for afun community

event.

The weather even played its

part.

The Woodend Lions Club

sponsored the talent show

Stars in their Eyes,which was a

highlight of the day.

Other activities this term

have included the Year 1­2

team studying and

experimenting with flight,

which finished with avisit to

the Wigram Air Force

Museum.

This week the Year 3­4

students had aday of learning

outdoors, which involved

treasure hunts and

appreciating nature, with all

learning programmes outside.

Skiing at Porter Heights,

Jump Jam, Koru games and

winter tournament have all

been part of the school’s

activities for senior pupils this

term.

Earlier this month the

school’s junior and senior kapa

haka groups were involved in

the North Canterbury Cultural

Festival, while the whole

school is practising for the

production of The Legend of the

Quill,which will be held in the

Rangiora Town Hall next term,

on November 12 to 13.

Next term, Year 5­6 pupils

will be heading to Living

Springs for school camp to

enjoy some fun, forge friendships

and try out many new

experiences and activities.

All the fun of the fair ... The recent Woodend School Fair proved to be asuccess.

Blue skies ... The sun shone on fairgoers.

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The North Canterbury News, September 26, 2019

PHOTOS: WOODEND SCHOOL

19

Firefighters rapt

with third placing

By DAVIDHILL

The Waikuku Beach

Rural Fire Force belied

its small sizetotake third

place at arecentnational

competition.

The brigade of just 18

members sent ateam of

five to competeinthe

UnitedFire Brigades

national driver’s

competitionatMansfield

Park,Feilding.

Waikuku Beach, up

against more than 100

competitorsand 18 teams

from around the country,

placedthirdinthe team’s

event.

‘‘We did welland when

we had our name called

out we were pretty

chuffed,’’ team member

Brett Reed says.

‘‘A couple of our guys

drive spreader trucks full

time and we have a

tractor driver, so they’re

just reallysharpand

obviouslynailed it on the

day.’’

Acouple had done it

before, he added.

Brett says the 18

members are amix of

frontline firefighters and

supporters, with fire

chief Jim Gardner

recently completing 25

years of service with the

local force, which also

turns 25 this month.

‘‘We’ve got abit of bling

in our stationwith afew

trophies and we are

always lookingtorecruit.

‘‘Waikuku Beachis

only asmall township,

but it gets busy over the

summer holidays,soit’s a

pretty big commitment,

but it’s well worth it.’’

Firefightersreceive

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‘‘These days you’ve got

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drivers on the road

because they may not

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get that crew backhome

safely.’’

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worksclosely with

neighbouring brigades in

Woodend and Rangiora

and supports firefighters

further afield.

The biggestassignment

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Station’snew broom sweeps in

By DAVID HILL

Listeners to Compass FM will

already be familiar with the

station’s new manager.

Kerry Treymane has been the

station’s breakfast announcer

since July and took over as

station manager this month.

‘‘I’m anew broom bringing

new opportunities for positive

relationships and that’s what

I’m looking forward to.

‘‘North Canterbury should be

really proud of their local radio

station because we are sounding

really good.’’

Kerry started out in radio with

More FM in 1994, having

previously worked as apainter.

‘‘I had alife before radio in

the painting industry, but I

couldn’t shut up. So Itried

working in aclub as aDJ.’’

He worked alongside wellknown

radio announcers like

Simon Barnett, Phil Gifford and

Gary McCormick, as well as

former Waimakariri District

Council communications

manager Rory Christie.

He then had abrief stint with

CTV, before taking over as

station manager of Classic Hits

and ZB in Ashburton.

‘‘I’m really proud of the

achievements we had down

there. It was around the time of

the global financial crisis, but it

was also when dairying was

active in Mid­Canterbury.

‘‘We were one of the few radio

stations to make budget and we

had an announcer win at the

New Zealand Radio Awards.’’

After the earthquakes, Kerry

returned to the painting trade to

help with the rebuild in

Christchurch and Waimakariri,

until he damaged his elbows

and was forced on to ACC.

‘‘One elbow still hasn’t

recovered, but what Ican do is

sit behind amicrophone, a

keyboard and amouse, wake

people up with asmile, and say

silly things to make people

laugh.

‘‘Radio plays an important

role in people’s lives. Istill

remember the announcers from

when Iwas growing up, so it

would be nice to think that in

2050 people would remember

me on the radio.’’

Kerry says he leads atalented

team, as fellow announcer John

Cameron and content director

Steph McDonald have also both

been in radio for more than 20

years.

Bruce John, who is relatively

new to radio, completes the onair

team, along with two casual

announcers who regularly fill

in.

Behind the scenes, founding

station manager Mike Le Petit,

who has been in radio since the

1970s, has returned as

production engineer, while

Sally Lane is back in asales

role.

‘‘I can tell you right now, I

could take that team into any

major commercial station and

we would make agood fist of it.’’

Kerry says listeners will

notice some changes, as he has

‘‘tightened up the music’’ and

introduced some new shows.

As acommunity radio station,

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Breakfast radio ... Kerry Treymane says he is enjoying ‘‘waking people

up with asmile’’.

PHOTO: DAVID HILL

Compass FM relies on

sponsorship, in particular

MainPower, and is governed by

‘‘a board of trustees which has

the best interests of the

community at heart, as does

Compass FM’’, he says.

‘‘Stepping into this radio

station is like stepping into an

old­time radio station and the

best part is we don’t have to

answer to overseas investors.’’

Names

given to

rooms

21

The roomsinthe

Pegasus Community

Centre have newnames.

The Woodend­Sefton

Community Board

approved the new

names, acknowledging

the developers who

played apart in

establishing Pegasus, at

its meeting this month.

The Waimakariri

District Council recently

extended the centre by

leasingadditional space

next to the existing

building.

The combined space,

when open to the public,

will have different­sized

rooms available for

booking.

The existing centre

building will be named

the Big Room. The

Infinity Room is the

name for the new

reception/entry area in

the extension. Two other

spaces are named the

Todd Room and the

Southern Capital Room.

The new names were

suggested by the

Pegasus Residents

Association, whichhas

been managing the

community centre

since it opened two

years ago.

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22 The North Canterbury News, September 26, 2019

Phillis sure to come out swinging

By ROBYN BRISTOW

In2golf,inassociation withthe

HurunuiDistrictCouncil, are

welcoming three­times world

long drive champion Phillis

Meti to Hanmer Springs on

October10.

Phillis, originallyfrom

Auckland, recently smashed a

413 yard(377.65metre) drive—

aworld record for the longest

drive recorded by awoman in a

World LongDrive

Competition.

She will be part of afamily

friendly community event at

Hanmer Springs Golf Course

on Thursday, October 10, from

11am to 1pm.

There will be a

demonstration from Phillis

from 11am to 11.45am,with

games and competitions from

11.45amto1pm.

The event is part of an

initiative from the council’s

community team, called Let’s

Connect.Itaims to bring

communitiesand people

together, withthe community

team providing some transport

to the event for locals outside

of Hanmer Springs.

Rochelle Faimalo, from the

HurunuiDistrictCouncil’s

community team, says

connecting communities is an

important part of the team’s

work.

‘‘We enjoy bringing

communitiestogether through

interactive and engaging

events —and couldn’t be more

excitedtobesupportingthis

one. The Hurunui districtis

Big hitter ... Phillis Metiwill be holding ademonstration session in Hanmer Springs. PHOTO:SUPPLIED

home to seven golf courses and

this is agreat way to encourage

all ages to get involved in the

sport,’’ she says.

KarendeLautour,from

In2Golf,says the event aims to

inspire and engage young

people.

‘‘If they can take away with

them asense of fun and to

dreambig, like Phillis has,that

wouldbeawonderful

outcome,’’ she says.

‘‘I’ve lovedworking with the

Hurunui District Counciland

Hanmer Springs Golf Clubto

pull thiscommunityevent

together. It’s wonderful to have

aworld class athlete like

Phillispreparedtogive her

timeand to give so muchback

to the sport at the grass­roots

level.’’

Phillissays it is an honour

and privilege to attend the

event and to come home, share

her experiences and showcase

her skills with the hope of

inspiringand motivating

parentsand kids to takepart in

asport that gavesomuch to

her.

‘‘Partnering up with Karen

and In2 Golf,weshare a

passion for growing asport we

all love. Why not have fun

doing it too?’’

For those not in Hanmer

Springs, somefree return

transport willbeavailable.

Buses will be travelling from

Cheviot and Amberley,with

the following pick­up points:

Waikari, HurunuiHotel,

Culverden, Waiau and

Rotherham.

Spacesare limited so

register for transport by

Friday, September 27. Go

onlinetobit.ly/in2golf to

register.

Mayor to send

motorcade

on its way

By ROBYN BRISTOW

An amble around North

Canterbury backcountryroads on

October 6will feature many

classiccars.

The annual NorthCanterbury

RuralRamble will be flagged off

by Hurunui MayorWinton Dalley

at Amberley from 10am.

The lunchvenue is on afarm

whichishome to alarge

collectionofclassicand exotic

vehicles, as well as aprivate

museum.

The public is invited to joinin

and enjoy aday out on roads they

may not have known existed.

Participantsdon’thave to have

aclassic —justaslong as their

vehicle can handle backcountry

roads.

Registrationswillbetaken

from 9am to 10.50am in St John’s

Hall,Amberley. The public will

get achance to view the vehicles

as they travel down Osborne

Road,Wineberry Ave,Courage

Road,Saleyards Road, State

Highway 1toBanksAve, and

Douglas Roads, Amberley, before

making their way on to scenic

country roads.

The entryfee is $15 per vehicle.

People are asked to bring their

own lunch, although acoffee cart

with lightfood will be at the start

and at lunch venues, organiser

Trevor Stanley says.

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Waimakariri Events

OCTOBER 2019

10

OCT EVENTS

SWIMMING POOLS

MARKETS

12th October

North Canterbury Expo

New Life School Events

Centre, Dench’s Road

The North Canterbury Expo is a

showcase of North Canterbury’s

many business services and

community groups. It’s achance

to promote your business and

create new leads and networks.

“Expo Only Specials” on the day

with great discounts for services

you may require.

20th October

JD Duathlon Mandeville

Mandeville Sports Centre

Aduathlon, run/bike/run, for all

ages starting from 9years old to

elite athletes. Individual and team

options available. Gotowww.

jdevents.co.nz to register.

22nd October

Soroptimist International –

North Canterbury Annual Fair

Rangiora Showgrounds

Come along to discover craft


clothing, jewellery, cosmetics,

homewares plants and garden,

food and fresh produce! There is

an onsite café and free parking.

$5 entry per person with all

proceeds donated to Violence Free

Canterbury Project.

25th –26th October

Rangiora A&P Show

Rangiora Showgrounds,

156 Ashley Street, Rangiora

Friday 25th –Equestrian events

only. Saturday 26th –equestrian

events, livestock, home and craft

competitions, family entertainment

and much more! $15 for adult,

$5 for children and $35 for family

pass. For more information go to

www.northernaandp.co.nz

31st October

Waimakariri Light Party

Wylie Park, Kaiapoi


Halloween activities that provides

family-fun in asafe environment

for children up to 14 years.

Bouncy castle, crazy bikes,

clowns, petting zoo, photobooth,


train and much more! $2 entry,

visit www.waimaklightparty.org

for more information.

31st October

Christmas Country Fete

Lyddington Garden, 891

Mt Thomas Road, Fernside

New Zealand’s biggest and

most popular Fete –previously

Culverden Country Fete, this

wonderful day out is now right

here inthe Waimakariri!! Wander

around the garden while listening

to live music and enjoy aunique

shopping spree with products from

around New Zealand such as art,

furniture, jewellery, fashion, food

and wine and lots more! Tickets

$20, visit www.thefete.co.nz for

more information and to book your

tickets now!

Dudley Park Aquatic Centre

47 Church Street, Rangiora.

Kaiapoi Aquatic Centre

9Cass Street, Kaiapoi.

Oxford Outdoor Aquatic

Centre

Burnett St, Oxford.

ART EXHIBITIONS

Arts in Oxford

Arts in Oxford Gallery

72 Main St, Oxford.

Art on the Quay

Ruataniwha Kaiapoi Civic Centre.

Chamber Gallery Rangiora

Rangiora Library.

Ohoka Farmers Market

Every Friday, 9am -12.30pm.

Ohoka Domain, Mill Rd, Ohoka.

Kaiapoi Farmers Market

Every Saturday, 9am -12pm.

Morgan Williams Reserve,

Charles St, Kaiapoi.

Oxford Farmers Market

Every Sunday, 9am -12pm.

Main St, Oxford.

Rangiora Community Market

First Saturday of the month,

8.30am –1pm. 353 High St,

St John’sAnglicanChurch,

Rangiora.

Oxford Craft Market

First Sunday of the month,

10am -3pm. Oxford Town Hall.

North Canterbury

Soroptimist

Annual Fair

Tuesday 22October

10am to4pm

Rangiora Showgrounds

Revamped Format and content

Crafts

Collectables

Food Hall

Plants and Produce

Proceeds tothe “ViolenceFree” North

Canterbury Project

Saturday 26 th October

Wide variety of entertainment

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New Life School Events Centre

Dench’s Road, Rangiora

Admission $5 and Children Free

Free Parking Cash Machine

Café for Coffee and Lunch

Crafts and Xmas Presents

Clothing /Jewellery and Cosmetics

Plants, Produce &Food and Cakes

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WAIAU LODGE HOTEL

24 The North Canterbury News, September 26, 2019

Advertising feature

Pair determined to see hotel back to its best

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Michelle Beri is banking on a

weekend of fun and festivities

to provide the foundation for

the restoration of the Waiau

Hotel.

The Waiau Lodge Hotel

Restore Rally 2019, on October

18 and 19, is designed to help

progress work to get the

accommodation side of the

business running.

It will be three years in

November since the town was

rocked by the 7.8­magnitude

quake. It forced the closure of

the hotel, which was built in

1910.

Michelle says it is now time to

step up efforts to get the pub

open and hopes the weekend of

fun, music, food, and

entertainment will be well

supported and help boost the

restoration coffers.

‘‘There have been anumber

of fundraising events in Waiau

since the earthquake, and it has

been extremely hard to put

forward our situation.

‘‘But the time has come for

the central hub of Waiau, the

Waiau Lodge Hotel, to be

bought back to her former glory

with apreliminary focus on

getting accommodation for

those needing it when visiting

Waiau.’’

She also wants to see the

fences that have cordoned off

the hotel for about 2 1 ⁄2years

come down.

‘‘We have been trying to get it

open for accommodation and to

move back in,’’ Michelle says.

‘‘We are committed to Waiau.

You’ve got to see things

through.’’

Michelle and business

partner Lindsay Collins moved

to Waiau in 2015, after ‘‘a

rollercoaster’’ four years in

Christchurch after the 2010 and

Much potential ... The bones of the Waiau Lodge Hotel have been

declared good, paving the way for its restoration.

PHOTOS: CLAIRE OXNAM

2011 earthquakes.

‘‘We are determined not to

give up,’’ says Michelle, who

has had atough winter with

fewer people about and bills to

pay, including $30,000 for the

engineer’s and architect’s

report, at which she is chipping

away.

But the good news is that the

report found the old pub’s

foundations to be sound and

that she can be repaired.

Michelle is now keen to get

the report to hand so tenders

can be called for prices from

tradesmen for rods and ties to

strengthen the building, so

those attending the rally have

some idea of what lies ahead in

the way of costs in getting the

work done.

She is heartened by the local

support, and to A.J. Scott for its

offer of afree tradie day when

the time comes to start to

spruce up the hotel.

Meanwhile, she and Lindsay

continue to operate out of a

small, temporary tavern.

Michelle was sleeping in her

van in the immediate aftermath

of the earthquake, until alocal

business offered her the use of

aportable building at no cost.

Lindsay sleeps in the shed.

While the portable building

will be leaving the site in

October, Michelle has access to

afamily caravan.

Fundraising ... Michelle Beri, trading out of asmall, temporary tavern,

says it is now time to step up efforts to get the Waiau Lodge open.

Afun weekend of bands, food, games and fun is planned

Bikes and trikes are all welcome at

Restore Rally2019.

There will be campinginapaddock

on site,and aspecial back paddock for

families wanting aquieterarea for

their children.

Festivities beginonFriday,October

18, from lunchtime, with

entertainment and music, heralding in

aday of fun and festivities on Saturday.

There will be ablade­shearing

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experience the bird’seye view of the

hotel thatdronescan offer.

Bands, food, games, fun activities

and ahangiwill ensure there is plenty

to do and eat on Saturday, before an

evening of music.

The rallyisopen to all ages until

7.30pm.

Kids under12yearsare free.

It is $10 for aday passper person

until 7.30pm; $20 for aday and night

passper person; $35 for aweekend

pass; and $80 for afamily weekendpass

—two adults and two children.

No bring­your­own alcohol is

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The North Canterbury News, September 26, 2019

25

Thinking Rural Real

Estate in Canterbury?

Iwelcomeyour call.

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

trucks to school.

PHOTO: DAVID HILL

Students dig deep for

gruelling challenge

By DAVID HILL

BrothersFlynnand FletcherJohnson

were relieved to complete the ‘‘longest

day’’onFriday.

The pair were among 22 pupilsto

completeKaiapoi High School’s Cactus

leadershipprogramme for term three.

AfterstayingThursdaynightatthe

school, the 22 pupils rose at 5am to climb

Mt Grey, beforeatraining sessionat

Waikuku Beach and then pulled two fire

trucks fromBlue Skiesscoutcamp to the

school.

Once back at school theywere greeted by

arousing haka from the school’skapa haka

group.

Head boy Flynn, aged 17, admitted there

were momentswhen he wondered if he

wouldcomplete it.

‘‘I started pulling it 100 metresin(with

the fire trucks). Ithought ‘we should be

done by now,I’m stuffed’,’’ he says.

‘‘Butyou just dig deep,get that stamina

goingand all those mentalthingswe’ve

learned throughout the term,and pulled

through; and everyone played theirpart.

‘‘We’re tired rightnow —it’s agreat

blow­out. I’m Year13, but if Iwas coming

back next year I’d do it again.’’

He says the programme is ‘‘a way of

learning team­building and leadership’’.It

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Thefollowing propertyhas been

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North Canterbury area (Rangiora

unless stated). Have you seen it?

Alanyard with two keysand apen

drive; ared mountain bike; ablue

phone wallet; fivekeys of different

colours on leather­patch key ring; a

gold iPhone XS in ablackcase; a

runs over eightweeks,with threetraining

sessions eachweek from6.15am before

school.

The programme teachesdiscipline, with

all participants required to endure

‘‘punishments’’ if anyone is lateorgets into

mischief.

Fletcher, aged15, who is Year10, says

he is keen to do it again.

‘‘I willdefinitely be doing it again. It was

an awesome experience.’’

Flynn says the success of the eventis

thankstothe community’ssupport, with

fundraising and volunteering to help out.

‘‘I knowalot of the businesses put in to

support it and without that we wouldn’t be

able to do thisawesome programme.

‘‘Thefire service and the police give up

alot of time. Lots of community people

come and help, and the parents come and

servebreakfast.’’

Aftercompletingthe ‘‘longest day’’,

Flynnsaid he was due to go ‘‘for awalk in

the hills’’ over the weekend.

He suggests otherpupils giveitgoas

‘‘anyonecan do it’’.

The Cactusprogramme has provided

life­changing outcomes for hundreds of

pupils at the school since it was first

offered in 2014.

It is offered threetimes each year,

during terms one,two and three.

black wallet (Amberley), alight blue

wallet(Hanmer); alaptop in ablack

bag (Amberley); agold chainbracelet;

aSamsung S7 phone(Kaiapoi).

The following property is at the

Rangiora Police Station (unless

statedotherwise)looking forahome:

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26 The North Canterbury News, September 26, 2019

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19

PHILLIS METI 3TIMES WORLD

LONG DRIVE CHAMPION

EXHIBITION

Thursday |10October |11am -1pm

Family friendly

Entry: Gold Coin Donation

Free transport available -Limited spaces

Register for transport by Friday 27 September 2019

http://bit.ly/in2golf

Winter warmers ... Amberley Lions Club members have been busy splitting wood to aid

their fundraising efforts.

PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Lions’ split firewood

awaits summer sun

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Alocalengineer has helped make light

work of the LionsClub of Amberley and

District’s firewood fundraiser.

In abid to increase productivity the

club has had apurpose­built splitter and

elevator made to take the heavy lifting

out of the task for its 43 members.

The two fancy bits of kit also helped

the club address the serious challenge of

meeting healthand safetystandards,

while still generating income and

allowing members to enjoy agreat team

effort.

This includes many of the female

members who don gloves and hard hats

to lend ahand.

The clubalready has atip truck, so is

now fullyequipped to get the job done

and wooddelivered.

All working bees are overseen by aclub

appointed health and safety officer,

ensuring membersreceive instructions

and are monitored during workingbees.

The club has aconsiderablequantity of

split wooddryingfor salenext autumn.

The club also donates wood to needy

causes and works closely with local

welfareagencies, and stackswood for

older customersifneeded.

The club is seeking new members.

Anyone interested shouldphone (0274)

381 676.

Meeting to discuss water

Apublic meeting will be held in the

Rangiora Town Hall next month to

discuss the Government’s proposed

new freshwater and environment

proposals.

The October 3meeting was

organised afterNorth Canterbury

was notincluded in the 13

consultationmeetingsscheduled

nationwide this monthbythe

Ministry for the Environment to

discuss the proposals.

Speakers will include Waikari

freshwater activist, artist and

author of The Water Thieves,

Sam Mahon, Tuahaitara Coastal

Park general managerand

Environment Canterbury candidate

Greg Byrnes, Forest &Bird

freshwater advocate Annabeth

Cohen, and Waimakariri District

Mayoral candidate Michael Bates,

who is alsoalongtime campaigner

to banglyphosate.

The meeting will begin at 6.30pm

and end at 8pm.

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NEWS

The North Canterbury News, September 26, 2019

27

Community

support ...

Scott Grainger

was diagnosed

in July with

colon cancer,

which has

spread to his

liver, lymph

nodes and

peritoneum.

PHOTO:FILE

Breakfastto help Scott

Afundraising breakfast will be held at

Rangiora’s Artisan Cafeand Bakeryon

Sunday, October13, for ScottGrainger, of

Rangiora.

Scott was diagnosed in Julywith colon

cancer,whichhas spread to his liver,

lymph nodes and peritoneum.

The breakfast is beingorganised by

Fleur Evans, an aunt of Scott’s wife, Erin,

to help support the familywhile Scottis

unable to workduringhis treatment, and

alsotohelp pay his medical costs.

Abuffet breakfast is planned.Itwill be

heldupstairs at Artisan, startingat9am

and finishingat10.30am.

Tickets cost $40each,with at least $20 of

the ticketpricegoing to Scottand his

family.

Artisan staff havevolunteered their

time, working for free at the event, to

support the family.

The buffetbreakfastwill be supplied at

costbyArtisan ownerRon van Til. ‘‘A

silent auctionand raffleswill alsobeheld

during the breakfast,with prizes provided

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KAIKOURA HOP

28 The North Canterbury News, September 26, 2019

Aweekend with petrol in the veins

Burnout ... Avehicle is

shrouded in smoke during

burnouts at the Kaikoura

Hop.

PHOTO: TAYLOR NOVIS

Chequered flag ... Fonda Novis waves the flag during the

burnouts.

PHOTO: TAYLOR NOVIS

Plenty of grunt ... This Chevrolet truck proved an eyecatcher.

PHOTO: TAYLOR NOVIS

Vintage ... Cars of all ages were registered for the show.

PHOTO: TAYLOR NOVIS

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

PHOTO:TAYLOR NOVIS

On display ... There were plenty of colourful cars on display.

PHOTO: TAYLOR NOVIS

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

during the event.

PHOTO: ROD DUNN


Bird’seye view awinner

in photographic contest

NEWS

The North Canterbury News, September 26, 2019

29

Eye­catching ... Sandra Fleet’s image, Pluck was the standout entry in arecent

Rangiora Photographic Competition for black­and­white images.

Sandra Fleet’s Pluck was named

Champion Imageatthe Rangiora

Photographic Society’s recent blackand­white

competition. She also

won the Agrade section with her

image.

Results

Best in grades:

Agrade:Sandra Fleet, Pluck.

Bgrade: Elena Kaltenstadler,

Losing Oneself.

Looking

for results?

Cgrade: Nick Hampson, Executive

Tower.

Honours

AGrade: C. Price, D. Woodcock(2), J.

Driscoll, S. Webb (2), C. Sharpe (2),

C. Signal. C. Linnell, G. Dean,S.

Fleet.

BGrade: E. Kaltenstadler, C. Dalton.

CGrade:M.Kircher, S. Titmuss, N.

Hampson (2 ), A. Dunscombe (2), A.

Boyce,M.Brandram­Adams, D.

Bayley.

BruceHoban, local and experienced sales

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Having arrived in the Waimakariri District 34 years ago as Oxford County Clerk and

working subsequentlyasaresource planner forthe Council, Iremain dedicatedto

and enthusiastic about this community.

Our area, particularlyMandeville, Ohoka

and Swannanoa, continues to develop

quicklywith drainage, maintenance ofrural

character and small town viability remaining

important issues. This requires leadership

and careful management. Running my

resource consent business, Iunderstand

such local issues.

My Council involvementincludes:

Waimakariri Councillor for18years, Deputy

Mayorfor 9years, Councilrepresentative

on the WaterZone Committee for6years,

Representative onthe GreaterChristchurch

Partnership, Representative onthe Greater

Christchurch Passenger Transport Joint

Committee (Deputy Chair).

My involvementinthe community is

extensive, and includes:

Serving on the Oxford Area School Board of

Trustees for16years -5asChairman,

Civil Defence (24 years’service), Oxford

Volunteer Fire Brigade (28 years’service),

Co-ordinatorfor the Oxford Night Patrol

(Community Watch), Trustee forthe Oxford

Health and Fitness Centre (gym),Trustee

(Secretary/Treasurer) forthe Oxford

Community Men’s Shed, Chairman of the

Ringwood RetirementVillage Management

Committee, Chairman of the Oxford and

Surrounding Area Health Development

Group, and have been aJustice ofthe Peace

for30years.

There has been significant progress

made in the Waimakariri District since the

earthquakes, and Iseek your support to

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WEDDINGS IN NORTH CANTERBURY

The North Canterbury News, September 26, 2019

31

Couple grease the wheels of love

By DAVID HILL

Doug O’Callahanrealises he had‘‘better

shape up’’after exchanging weddingvows

with his bride Fonda Novis at a Greasethemedwedding

at lastweekend’s

Kaikoura Hop.

Chillswere multiplying as the couple

dressed as the famous Grease characters

Danny Zuko and Sandy Olssento

exchangevows lacedwith famoussong

lyrics.

‘‘I had asummer blast as crazy as can

be,’’ Doug saidinhis vows, while Fonda

responded sayinghehad ‘‘better shape up,

because Ineed aman’’.

‘‘I wasn’t allowedtosay anything smart,

unlessitwas alyric from a Grease song,’’

he says. Doug says his bride dressed as

‘‘Bad Sandy’’,wearing ‘‘a tightlittle black

outfit’’,red shoes, leather jacket and the

customary veil. The groom was wearing a

black leatherjacket over his Kaikoura

Hop T­shirt,blackjeans and flame shoes

—‘‘the DannyZuko look’’.

The couple had put the wordout before

the big day in abid to breakthe Guinness

World Recordfor most bridesmaids at a

wedding, andthey were not disappointed.

Atotal of 174 womeninattirefrom the

rock’n’roll era chanted ‘‘tellmemore, tell

me more’’ as the vowswere exchanged.

‘‘We had 174 bridesmaids registered and

accounted for on the day,’’ Doug says.

‘‘We have all theirnamesand bitsand

pieces, so we’ve just got to lodgethe

paperworkand get it verified.

‘‘We’ve had acrack at it, we’ve beaten

the existing mark (of 168) and we got

married in theend.’’

Fonda arrived in aFord convertible

owned by fellowKaikoura car enthusiast

Andy Hurst. Mr Hurst was also on handto

drive ‘‘thehopelesslydevoted’’ couple off

into the sunset.

‘‘He was morethan happy to highlight

that Idrove offinaFord,giventhat I’ma

Holdenman,’’ Doug says.

He saysthis year’sKaikoura Hop will be

hard to top, ‘‘but we willsee what we can

dream up’’. At least1200 cars were

registered for Saturday’s car showand,

while therewere no official numbers

available yet, he believed the crowd

exceeded last year’s turnout.

‘‘There was ahuge amount of people,

stallsand cars on the day,and the whole

weekend went off well.’’

He saysthe community raised more

than $12,000 from variousinitiatives

duringthe Hop towards the Kaikoura

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HAY, BALEAGE, SILAGE

32 The North Canterbury News, September 26, 2019

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North Canterbury News, September 26, 2019

33

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

pastoral system in aLincoln University study.

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NEWS

34 The North Canterbury News, September 26, 2019

Challenge

of leprosy

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

of the Botanica 2019 exhibition in the Chamber Gallery in Rangiora, with Brian Hoult, chairman of the Waimakariri Community Arts

Council, at right.

PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP

Combining plants and artistry

By SHELLEY TOPP

Anew art exhibitionopened at the

ChamberGallery in the Rangiora

Librarylast Sunday.

Botanica 2019 is thework of 19

amateur andprofessional artists,all

members of The Botanical ArtSociety

of New Zealand.

‘‘The exhibits here todaycome from

all over NewZealandand it is a

privilege to represent so many

talented amateur and professional

artists,’’ thesociety’spresident,

JacquieCarran, fromRangiora,said

during theopening.

‘‘This formofart requires

discipline, patience, and skills,’’ she

said. ‘‘It is steeped in history and is

having aworldwide resurgence.’’

TheWaimakaririCommunityArts

Council chairman,BrianHoult, said

it was ‘‘a delighttobeabletohostthis

wonderful exhibition’’.

‘‘Iknow it will be wellreceived.’’

Botanica2019 is on show until

Thursday, October 31.

The New Zealand Leprosy Foundation

was recentlynotified of anew case of the

disease in South Canterbury.

This ancient, crippling disease is still

alive and well, although the World

Health Organisation (WHO) declared it

no longer apublic healthrisk in the

Pacific region in 2000.

That means fewer than one in 10,000

people are supposedly at risk of catching

it, but those odds are stilltoo high for

Cust’s Lala Gittoes, relations manager

for the foundation, which is working to

eliminate leprosy altogether, here and in

the islands.

Leprosy has fallen off the map, she

says, with so many other causes asking

for donations.

‘‘The thing is, you can throw so much

money at education and research for

diseasesthat aren’t solvable. The

difference with leprosy is that, with the

drugs we have now, if we act

prophylactically we can eliminate it

completely from the Pacific.’’

The drugs for leprosy sufferers

themselves are free to the foundation,

but it is the drugs given to those at risk

that are expensive.

‘‘The way we deal with the disease has

come on in leaps and bounds —wecan

now protectwhole communities,’’ she

says.

To find out more, Lala will be speaking

at the Wyllie Room, at Rangiora’sKnox

Centre, on Thursday, October3,at2pm.


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An Eyrewell irrigation lake has been

transformedinto an attractive

recreationalresortwith riparian

planting increasing biodiversity and

providingahabitat for nativebirds.

Geoffand Rochelle Spark started

work on the dam in 2010and, while the

main purpose of the lake was

irrigation, recreation alsoplayed a

part in the design process.

‘‘Rightfrom the startwedesigned it

with recreation in mind.Being500

metres long and 120 metres wide,

makesitsuitable for kayaking, waterskiing

and swimming,’’ Geoff says.

‘‘We wanted abeautiful place that

we could enjoy withfamily and

friends, while also providing water for

irrigation.’’

Geoffrecommends starting witha

master plan as there are many

variables to consider and theseneed

to be decided before starting work.

‘‘Before you dig the first hole for

your dam, make sure you have adesign

plan and carefully consider what

otheruses you wantfor the water and

the surrounding area.’’

Having aplan meant the padfor the

family’s lakehouse, whichwas built in

2014,was laid when thedam was built

whichsaved time and money.

Geoffalso sought advice on riparian

planting to ensurethe plants wouldn’t

causeissueswiththe dam wall.

‘‘We were advisedtoplant flaxes

and cabbage trees.

‘‘They’renativesand have a

relativelysmallroot system, so they

won’timpact the dam wall,whichis

the key criteria for thisproject.

‘‘They’realso relatively hardy and

can survivewithout watering.’’

Geoffand hisfamily spread the

planting project over atwo­year

period with the aim of using the plants

to softenthe look of thedam and to

enhance biodiversity.

Witnessing awide rangeofbirds

return to the area, along withthe

surprise growth of bulrushes and

grasses along the lake edge has been

another positive for thefamily.

‘‘Itprovidesagreat habitat for

wildlife,’’ Geoff says.

‘‘We’vegot ducks, swans,oyster

catchers and shags hereatdifferent

times of the year.

‘‘The bulrushesand grasses grew

along the edge of the lake on their

own,which addsanatural feel to the

lake.’’

Workhas alsostarted on an area

calledthe ‘‘duck pond’’and aplanting

project to camouflage asilage bunker.

The family has also hosted the New

Zealand under­21 kayakingteam for

practice sessions andwill host the

‘‘Oxmanhalf ironman’’ in December.

‘‘I am very open to using the lake for

public good and I’m abig fan of the

benefits of fitness, so when the

Canterbury Triathlon Club contacted

me about the event it was easy to say

yes.

‘‘We’ll have around 300 peoplehere

and I’d like to encourage local people

to get involved, especially farmers and

farming businesses.’’

Planting project ... Geoff Spark and his

family spent two summers planting native

trees around the edge of their 500 metre

irrigation lake.

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RURAL LIFE

36 The North Canterbury News, September 26, 2019

Migrant worker changes welcomed in NC

By DAVID HILL

Local business and migrant leaders

havewelcomed lastweek’s

announcementofpolicychanges for

workvisas for migrantworkers.

EnterpriseNorthCanterbury (ENC)

business support managerMiles

Daltonand Rangiora­basedmigrant

advocate Bob Bolanos saythe changes

are astep in the right direction.

Immigration Minister Iain Lees­

Gallowayannounced the introduction

of three­year visas andrenewals,

followingaconsultation processwhich

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37 North Canterbury News, September 26, 2019

Dairy farmers see benefits in trees

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The trend in recent yearsoffelling trees

on some New Zealand dairy farmstomake

way for giant irrigationpivots is changing,

says Cameron Henderson.

The North Canterbury Federated

Farmers president, who is also deputy

chairman of the Waimakariri WaterZone

Committee, said he planted7000 treeson

his Oxford farm last winter, and planting

trees is now atrend on dairy farms.

‘‘There have been anumber of recent

eventsthat haveencouraged more tree

planting,’’ he says, citing BillionTrees

funding, double fencing of boundaries for

Mycoplasma bovis protection, farm

environment plans and good management

practice audits.

The Animal Welfare Act, which says

adequate sheltermust be provided for

farm animals, is also likely to be afactor,

as is the Dairy NZ website’s heatstress

informationrecommendation to plant

trees forshelter and shade.

‘‘Heatstress in summer is an interesting

subject here in Canterbury,’’ he says.

‘‘Cowsgenerallycome under heat stress at

above 21 degrees Celsius when humidity is

at least 70%.’’

Canterbury temperatures often reach

above 21 degrees but humidity is generally

low and there is often abreeze and ready

accesstocool drinking water.

Work is under way to assess heatstress

in more detail, but currentguidance on

dairy cow heatstress can be foundat

dairynz.co.nz/animal/cow­health/heatstress/.

The website points out thatcows suffer

heat stresssimilartohumans with

headaches, irritability and lethargy. They

will alsodecreasemilk production during

these times and will seekshade, crowd

Trees for the future ... NorthCanterbury Federated Farmers president and deputy chairman

of the Waimakariri Water Zone Committee CameronHendersononhis Oxford dairyfarm last

winter, where he has been running amajor planting programme.

PHOTO: SUPPLIED

together to shade each other,refuse to lie

down, change orientationtothe sun and

stand in water, or next to troughs to try to

cooldown.

Earlierthis year, Cameronvisited Brazil

on an agriculturalscholarship, and

discovered manyfarmers there also

recognisedthe importanceoftrees.

‘‘Most large­scale farmers we talked to

understood the important role the Amazon

rainforestplayed in the rainfall patterns

in the country’s interior, which is vital for

their agriculture, says Cameron, who

points out thereislittle irrigationinland.

‘‘The previous Government had

introducedafantastic range of policies to

protectthe rainforest and the farmers I

spoke to were very proudofthe policies,’’

he says.

‘‘But the current Government is very

different.New policieshave lead to the

Amazonrainforest fires which continue to

burn one month after farmers were

blamedfor startingthem to clear land.

‘‘The change in direction under

Brazilian presidentJair Bolsonaro’s

leadership has been made worsebythe

trade war driving up returns for Brazilian

crops and the expansion of agricultural

land into forested areas. The old Brazilian

policies were much stricteronmonitoring

deforestation,althoughnot perfect.’’

All farmers had to include acertain

percentage of native forestry on their

properties.The closer to the Amazon they

were, the greater the percentage(up to

90% next to the Amazon). This meantalot

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SPORT

The North Canterbury News, September 26, 2019

39

North Canterburyelitefemale

middleweightboxer DebsBean has

earnedashotataNew Zealandtitle.

The mother of three, whoworks

fulltime as anurse, willcompeteatthe

New Zealandchampionships in

Hasting from October1to6.

Her rapid risethroughthe ranks has

alsoearned her anominationinthe

North CanterburySportswoman of the

YearAwards, thewinner of whichwill

be announced on November1.

She only arrivedatthe gym about 11

monthsago to gether coach/manager

BillNewton, who owns theNorth

Canterbury Boxing Club, to train her

two sons.

After acoupleofsessions withthe

boys, she asked Billifshe couldhavea

go.

He had alreadypicked up on herraw

natural talent,and begandiscussing

the possibility of her doingmore

training and competing.

‘‘She is constantly workinghardin

the gym withus, training on the pads

doing up to 20, three­minute rounds

per session.She also works hard on her

mental strength, whichisagreat

attributetohave in suchademanding

sport,’’ he says.

He sayskeepingherself fit whenshe

is not in thegym makes coachingher

mucheasier,allowingthe focus to be

on technique, notfitness.

Billsaystheywork welltogether, but

not every training sessiongoesas

planned.

‘‘But we alwaystake somepositive

out of those not­so­goodsessions, and

workonthis the following session.’’

After just 12 weeks training,Debs

had herfirst fightinMotuekaagainsta

strongexperienced boxer and lost on a

split decision.

Debswantedarematch,but

unfortunatelyher opponent had gone

overseas.

Thefightstill annoysDebs,saysBill,

especiallybeing unabletoget a

rematch.

In May she fought in the club’s

Amberley tournament and wonagainst

atough army opponent from theNorth

Island. She has sincebecome

registered with NewZealandBoxing as

an amateur boxer, andhas apathway

planned forher future.

Sheisonaseven­fight winning

streak, has wonthe CentralNorth

Islandchampionshiptitle, having to

fighttwice in the sameday to win,and

theCanterbury titleinonly thesecond

round.

Bill says shehas fought out of her

weightcategory against aNelsonlightheavyweight

boxer,who was much

more experienced. andwon on a

unanimouspointsdecision.

On October19she will be on the

undercard at the Bowan Morgan world

titlefight,alongwith five of Bill’sother

good boxersfrom the North

Canterbury BoxingClub.

TheLeithfield and NorthCanterbury

clubs, which worktogetherout of the

same gyminAmberley,have29fights

over the nexttwo months.

‘‘We arealso holdingour own

outdooreventinWaipara Domain on

February29, which willfeatureboxers

from bothclubs and incorporate

amateur, corporateand

professionals.’’

Debs hopesacrackataNew Zealand

championshiptitle willbring hertothe

noticeofthe New Zealand selectorsso

shecan get some overseas exposure.

‘‘Iamexcited about the futureand

can’t waittosee wherewewill be this

time next year,’’ Bill says.

‘‘Iamalso excitedabout Debs’ boys,

whohave alsoshown abit of natural

flair.’’

Thegym is open Monday, Tuesday,

Thursdayand Sundays.

At work ... Debs Bean works out in the gym.

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40 The North Canterbury News, September 26, 2019

Paddon feels the heat of local competition

ASHLEY RALLYSPRINT

By LINDSAY KERR

The 40thanniversary of the Ashley

Forest RallySprintmade headlines

for World Rally driver Hayden

Paddon’srecord­breaking effort, but

many observers believe the drive of

the weekend belonged to local driver

Matt Summerfield.

Summerfield earnedthe rightto

face off with Paddon in the finalrun

afterposting atime in the semifinal —

one that might ordinarily have given

him the favourite tag.

Driving his 13­year­old Subaru

WRX, Summerfield showed his talent

by eclipsing themuch­sought oneminute

barrier on four occasions, with

abest timeof56.65 seconds.

Summerfield was first to run in the

finalover the 1.7 kilometre course,

recordingatime of 56.9sec for Paddon

to chase.

One small mistakewas all that was

necessaryfor Summerfield to have

won the eventfor afourthtime.

Paddon, though, was on top of his

game, scorching aroundthe course to

post anew record timeof52.97sec.

Rangiora’s Sean Haggerty, also in a

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Contact

Carol Thompson 027 914 2341

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

Swannanoa | 24 West Denbie Lane

4.01 Hectares

Is Quality Important To You? Beautifully appointed four bedroom,

two bathroom home, with open plan living and alarge second

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

private deck, where you can barbeque or soak in the spa pool.

Double internal access garage, separate laundry, separate toilet

and gas hot water. High output log-burner, two heat pumps and

there are eco heaters in each bedroom. Four main paddocks, a

large dog run, sheep yards, astock shelter and alarge three bay

barn. Good shelter, own well and water race. | Property ID RX2044461

Deadline Sale

Closing 4pm, Thursday

10 October 2019

(unless sold prior)

Inspection

By appointment

Contact

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

HamishAnderson 027 678 8888

NEW LISTING

Oxford

780 Woodstock Road

4.5 Hectares

Deadline Sale

Closing 4pm, 9October 2019

(unless sold prior)

Contact

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

HamishAnderson 027 6788888

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

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

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

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

and bathroom. The land comprises three main paddocks &four smaller paddocks. | Property ID RX2019476

Yaldhurst | 95 Ryans Road

4.67 Hectares

Lifestyle Property With Unsurpassed Quality

• Immaculately presented, 360m 2 two storey home

• Four double bedrooms, spacious modern kitchen

• Heat pump, nitestore &underfloor heating

• Open-plan living, library with balcony, formal lounge

• Attached three car garage with accessible loft storage

• Salt treated heated pool, an outdoor spa and apaved area

• 2 x3bay, fully enclosed shed and extensive workshop

• Excellent horticultural soils | Property ID RX2039363

Deadline Sale

Closing 2pm, Friday

18 October 2019

Inspection

By appointment

Contact

Malcolm Garvan 027 231 4425

Mandeville

370 No 10 Road

1.5 Hectares

Price

By negotiation

Contact

HamishAnderson 027 6788888

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

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

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

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

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

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

James Murray

027 436 8103

Jenny Rouse

027 314 6119

Hamish Anderson

027 678 8888

MalcolmGarvan

027 231 4425

Maurice Newell

027 240 1718

Alan Eastwick

027 447 0007

Russell Clifford

027 434 3122

Carol Thompson

027 914 2341

Katy Biggs

022 068 7415

Licensed under REAA 2008


RURAL

44 The North Canterbury News, September 26, 2019

Freshwater proposals

will affect all farm types

When Iwas in Britain four

years ago, Londoners were

celebrating the discovery of live

fish in the Thames.

In preceding centuries that

river was used as asewer.

Water quality was so bad that

Small Beer was the safest for

drinking, even for children.

Fortunately,our waterways

have and will never be

degraded to this extent, despite

the bad old days when potent

agricultural chemicals

(remember DDT) and farm

waste were poureddirectly into

waterways.

Isuspect if water testing was

carriedout as assiduously as it

is today, we wouldn’thave been

swimming in many lakes and

rivers back in the 1960s and 70s.

The intensification of

agriculture, primarily due to

the removal ofsubsidies in the

1980s, has had significant

environmental impacts, but

farmers are doingtheir best to

minimise these impacts.

In the past 10 years, large

areas of border dyke irrigation

have been converted to more

efficient spray irrigation,

waterways have been fenced

and planted,and farmers have

willingly completed —and are

using —Farm Environment

Plans.

Biological processes are

never instant and there will be

atime lag between this work

It is important that farmers make their voices heard

over current tough Government proposals for

freshwater management, writes Phil Smith, adirector

of Beef +Lamb New Zealand.

and seeing big improvements in

the quality of our water, but

many of our rivers are in very

good health, particularly

Canterbury’s braided alpine

rivers.

The government’s proposed

policies around Climate

Change and Freshwater are of

real concern to our sector.

While it is in everybody’s

interest to reduce our

environmental footprint, the

governmenthas failed to carry

out robust economic and social

analysis of the impact its

policies wouldhave on farmers

and rural communities.

Unlike the removal of

subsidies back in the 1980s,

farmers won’t have the option

of increasing production to offset

the cost of implementingthe

proposed regulations.

Despite this being the busiest

time of the year for rural New

Zealand, it is vital we all engage

in the consultation process the

governmentisundertaking.

While Beef +Lamb New

Zealand will be making

submissionsonbehalf of its

farmers, it is important that

individual farmers make their

voices heard and our

organisation has the resources

to help farmersdothat.

In their current form, these

proposed regulations will affect

all types of farming and this

includesdryland, hill country

farming. What is frustrating is

that we are all wanting the

same outcomes. We all want

clean water, healthy

environments, thriving

biodiversity and to reverse the

effects of climate change.

But to achieve these

outcomes, we need to be able to

run economically sound

businesses which support

thrivingrural communities.

As that old sayinggoes, ‘‘you

need to be in the black before

you can be green’’.

Here in North Canterbury, a

cold start to spring has

impacted on feed cover, but

ewe condition is good and rain

has not impacted on lamb

survival.

No doubt the grass will

bounce out of the ground with a

few sunny days, so spare a

thoughtfor Australian farmers

who have had the warmest,

driest winter since records

began, and many are in severe

ongoing drought.

Volunteering

IHC VolunteeringNorth

Canterbury is looking for

volunteers.Itis an opportunity

to have fun, feelgood,and help

make adifference to an adult

with an intellectual disability.

If you would like to share the

things you enjoy and are keen

to find out more about

volunteering, email

diana.slater@ihc.org.nz or

phone(027) 531 3579 for further

information.

Vintage machineryrally

The New Zealand Vintage

Machinery Club (Canterbury) is

holding avintagemachinery

rallyonSaturday and Sunday,

September28to29, from10am

to 4pm at its headquarters at

Keating Park, 723 McLeans

Island Road, near

Christchurch. There willbe

steamtractionengines, sheep

shearing, wood sawing, hay

making, chaff­cutting,tractors,

classic trucks and cars,

machinery, implements,

stationary engines and working

demonstrations. All are

welcome; bring the children.

Adults: $5.

Basics of baking

Become amore confident

bakerwith hands­on guidance

from NickyBrooker. There will

be fun making three classic

recipes.Limitednumbers.

10am to 12pm, It will be held on

Tuesday, October 1, at

Amberley.Cost:2TimeBank

Hurunui credits, or $10,plus a

$10 ingredients cost.

Registrations: (03)314 3406 or

drop an email to

tbhlearningexchange@

gmail.com.

Sexual HealthinNZ

DianeShannon, apublic health

advocate who promotes sexual

health, will holdaworkshop at

Amberley on Wednesday,

October 2, from 7pm to 8.30pm.

Cost:1.5 TimeBank Hurunui

credits or adonation

appreciated. Registration:(03)

314 3406 or email

tbhlearningexchange@

gmail.com.

Beeswax wraps

Rethink Waste educator Serina

Linton will be at the Hawarden

Fire Station on Thursday,

October 3, to show how

reusable wraps made from

beeswax­soaked fabricare easy

and fun to make.BYO 100%

cotton fabric, (pre­washed).

Donation appreciated to cover

cost.RSVP to AngeWyllie, the

Hawarden/Waikaricommunity

connector,on(027) 524 7332.

Juggling, poi­twirling,bubbles

Give your kids afun holiday

activity that willsparktheir coordinationand

dexterity. Chen

Mokedwill demonstrate

juggling andpoi, then show

kids easy gamesbefore

progressingtoteaching

patterns.Belinda Meares will

show how to make bubble

wandsand abubble mix. It’s all

at the Waikari Domainon

Monday, October7,from

1.30pm to 3.30pm.Cost:1.5

TimeBankHurunui credits or a

donation to cover materials

costs. Register: (03) 314 3406 or

email tbhlearningexchange

@gmail.com.

58,000 people live within our

circulation area. Just one ad in the

North Canterbury News will be read

by 46,000 of them every week!

Phone

03 314 8335

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


CLASSIFIEDS

The North Canterbury News, September 26, 2019

45

TIDY TREES and gardens.

All tree pruning,

felling, hedge trimming and

general gardening. Telephone

Daniel 027 373 7001

tidytreesandgarden@gmail.com.

Pets

DOGGY DAY CARE

2203789

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us and get far

better results

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That’s 58% MORE readers

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NORTHCANTERBURY

News

Build more customers, sales

and profits, phoneustoday!

AmberleyOffice:

119 Carters Road

03 314 8335

$15 per day

6am to 8pm -Special conditions apply

Snuggle Inn Boarding Kennels

459 Fernside Road, Ph 03 313 1774

BICHON HOMESTAY

for smaller dogs. We look

after your dog in our home.

"No kennels". Phone today

03 314 6110.

For Sale

HONEY 4kg bucket

cooking honey, $30 special.

Available at Gracebrook,

Amberley. Telephone 03

314 7076.

Gardening

GARDEN hedges cut to

perfection. Tree & arbor

work. Also spraying. Free

quotes. Ph 03 312 0668 or

021 111 4322.

LAWNMOWING,

gardening, hedge trimming,

section tidies, green waste

removal. Call or text

Megan 021 337 489. Pensioner

quotes available.

RangioraOffice:

1st Floor, 77 -83High St

03 313 2840

Wanted To Buy

Wanted To Buy

CASH PAID for all types

of scrap, farm machinery,

old vehicles etc. Phone

Wayne 027 749 9736, 03

323 6610, Licenced Dealer.

TOOLS, garden, garage,

saw benches, lathes. Cash

buyer. Phone 03 355 2045.

DOWNSIZING? Garage

sale? Cash for estate china.

Please telephone 313 1878

or 027 350 3963

ANTIQUE BUYER visiting.

Pay up to $10,000 for

petrol pumps, enamel signs.

Also wanting oil bottles

and stands, ship portholes,

ships lamps /lights, ships

wheels and pulleys. Old

clocks, barometers, musical

instruments, violins,

bugles, music boxes, roll

top desks, oak picture

frames, war medals,

swords, bayonets, helmets.

Old joiners tools, plumb

bobs, scribes, planes,

hammers, tool chests.

Matchbox, dinky, diecast,

tin plate, windup toys,

money boxes. Buy single

items from $50 to

collections $50,000. Phone

Murray 021 441 400.

Old wooden wool press

wanted, any condition.

Ph 027 297 7563.

Situations Vacant

ASSISTANT VINEYARD

MANAGER

Terrace Edge is a small, family, organic

vineyard & olive grove in the Waipara

Valley, North Canterbury.

We are currently looking for an experienced,

enthusiastic worker to join our small team

as our Assistant Vineyard Manager.

For more information:

info@terraceedge.co.nz

2208158

Situations Vacant

WANTED Sewing

Machinist Outworker.

Sportswear manufacturer.

Work from home. Pick up

drop off Rangiora. Short

run production. Experienced.

Telephone Glenda

021 560 561.

Public Notices

Rangiora Charitable Trust

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Wednesday, 23 rd October 2019

4.30pm -5.30pm

Town Hall Function Room

Cnr King &High Streets, Rangiora

All Welcome

Home Services

FARM or house sitter

available. Country woman

with many years experience.

Caring for cats, dogs,

poultry &horses etc. Phone

027 693 7376.

THE ROTARY

BOOK FAIR

FRIDAY 4TH &

SATURDAY 5TH

OCTOBER 2019

HELP US TO DO THIS AGAIN BY

DONATING BOOKS, MAGAZINES,

DVDS, CDS, PUZZLES, RECORDS.

IF YOU HAVE BOOKS

ETC TO DONATE WE CAN

COLLECT THEM.

PHONE

RANGIORA BOROUGH

SCHOOL HALL

027 472 4439

DROP BOXES ARE AVAILABLE

AT: CALTEX RANGIORA

RANGIORA NEW WORLD.

RSVP BY: Friday, 18 th October 2019

TO: tl.ops@wellbeingnc.org.nz

2208157

DEPRESSION &ANXIETY

RECOVERY PROGRAMME

SDA Church Hall, 21 Main Street, Oxford

Free info session

30 th September @7pm

Programme starts 7 th October @7pm

Call Wilma 03 318 2836 or

Text Natasha 021 0868 5351 or

E-Mail DepressionAnxietyRecovery

@outlook.com

2208223

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICE

Amendment to the

Freedom Camping Bylaw 2018

The Hurunui District Council has made an amendment

to the Freedom Camping Bylaw 2018. The amendment

limits the number of vehicles permitted at the Hanmer

River Reserve, the Glenmark Domain and Scargill-

Motunau Reserve. This amendment has immediate

effect.

Inspection and availability of copies

Copiesofthe Bylaw (includingthe maps)are available:

•Onthe Hurunui District Councilwebsite:

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

bylaws-and-policies

•Byrequest at the offices of the Hurunui District

Council: 66 Carters Road,Amberley.

For all enquiries please contact Customer Services on

03 314 8816.

2207825

RE-ELECT

Kirstyn

BARNETT

PUBLIC NOTICE OF

APPLICATION FOR

ON-LICENCE

SECTION 101, SALE

AND SUPPLY OF

ALCOHOL ACT 2012

Dream Project NZ Ltd

has made application

to the District Licensing

Committee at Rangiora

for the renewal of an On

Licence in respect of

the premises situated at

76 Main Street, Oxford

known as Indian Hut

Restaurant.

The general nature of the

business conducted (or to

be conducted) under the

licence is Restaurant.

The days on which and

the hours during which

alcohol is (or is intended

to be) sold under the

licence are Mon - Sun,

11.30am -10.30pm.

The application may be

inspected during ordinary

office hours at the office

of the Waimakariri District

Licensing Committee

at 215 High Street,

Rangiora.

Any person who is entitled

to object and who wishes

to object to the issue of

the licence may, not later

than 15 working days after

the date of the publication

of this notice, file anotice

in writing of the objection

with the Secretary of

the Waimakariri District

Licensing Committee

at Private Bag 1005,

Rangiora.

No objection to the

renewal of alicence may

be made in relation to a

matter other than amatter

specified in section 131

of the sale and supply of

alcohol act 2012

This is the first publication

of this notice.

2209605

Linking

community

with council

AuthorisedbyKBarnett23Davis Rd, RD1,

Rangiora Ph: 021 312 230

PUBLIC NOTICE OF

APPLICATION FOR ON

AND OFF LICENCES

SECTION 101, SALE

AND SUPPLY OF

ALCOHOL ACT2012

Fresca Ltd has made

application to the District

Licensing Committee at

Rangiora for the renewal

of an On and Off Licence

in respect of the premises

situated at 188 High St,

Conway Lane known as

Fresca Mediterranean.

The general nature of the

business conducted under

the licence is Cafe and

Grocer.

The days on which and the

hours during which alcohol

is sold under the licence

are Monday -Sunday8am

-11pm.

The application may be

inspected during ordinary

office hours at the office

of the Waimakariri District

Licensing Committee at

215 High Street, Rangiora.

Any person who is entitled

to object and who wishes

to object to the issue of

the licence may, not later

than 15 working days after

the date of the publication

of this notice, file anotice

in writing of the objection

with the Secretary of

the Waimakariri District

Licensing Committee

at Private Bag 1005,

Rangiora.

No objection to the

renewal of alicence may

be made in relation to a

matter other than amatter

specified in section 131

of the Sale and Supply of

Alcohol Act 2012.

This is the second

publication of this notice.

This notice was first

published on the 19th

September 2019.

2207162

2208143

Public Notices

ARTHURS PASS PREDATOR

CONTROL OPERATION

The Department of Conservation (DOC) intends to aerially

apply cereal pellet baits containing sodium fluoroacetate

(1080). This predator control operation is being

undertaken to protect the nationally critical orange-fronted

kākārikiand the nationally vulnerable great spotted kiwi.

Description of the area.

The Arthurs Pass operational area is located between

Arthurs Pass and Lake Sumner and is made of parts

of Arthurs Pass National Park and, Lake Sumner and

Otira-Kopara Forest Parks. It includes the headwater

catchments of the Taramakau, Trent and Tutaekuri Rivers

on the West Coast from near Aitkens and extends to the

edges of Lakes Sumner and Mason in the northwest in

the Hurunui River. The boundary then extends south

eastward to include the Hurunui South Branch,North Esk,

Poulter and Hawdon Rivers near Bealey Spur.

It encompasses parts of, or all of, the Kaimata and Aicken

Ranges on the West Coast and the Savannah, Poulter,

Dampier, Polar and Crawford Ranges on the East Coast.

Method of control

Cereal baits containing the pesticide 1080 will be distributed

by helicopter over the above area. The 1080 baits are

cylindrical pellets approximately 2-3 cm long, cinnamonlured

and dyed green. The 1080 operation will be preceded

by an application of non-toxic prefeed baits. The non-toxic

prefeed baits are 2cmlong and are not dyed.

Warning signs will be placed at all normal entry points to

the area and all huts within the area immediately prior to

the 1080 operation. Always remember when in the area:

• DO NOT touch bait

• WATCH CHILDREN at all times

• DO NOT eat animals from this area

• DO NOT allow DOGS access to animal carcasses

Observe these rules whenever you see warning signs

placed at the public access ways in the above area.

Please call the National Poisons Centre for details

regarding sodium fluoroacetate (1080) –Ph. 0800 764

766.

Commencement Date

Application of non-toxic pre-feed bait is followed by

application of 1080 bait. Toxic bait application will take

place on or after 23 September 2019.The actual date of

bait application will depend on the availability of periods of

suitable weather.Please note this operation is made up of

different operational areas.

For further information contact Vector Control Services

0508 141 268 during business hours.

Adetailed mapofthe treatment area may be viewed at the

Department of Conservation Rangiora office(8amto4.30

pm Monday toFriday) or viewed online:

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

methods-of-control/1080/

and

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

hunting/pesticides/

2208147

Kaiapoi Christadelphians

“The Key ofKnowledge ..“(Luke 11:52)

DEAD SEA SCROLLS -

REAL EVIDENCE THAT

THE BIBLE IS TRUE

It is reassuring to most people to have evidence of proof

for belief in asubject. This gives substance, and the

Bible is no different. It speaks as being the word of God,

but knowing this would be disputed God gave fulfilling

prophecy over generations, and archaeological evidence

of it’s veracity. The dead sea scrolls have been amajor

endorsement of the book called the Bible.

DVD presentation -Sunday 29th September,7.00pm

Kaiapoi Community Centre, 24 Sewell Street

Forinformation ph. 03 352 5453

2209034


CLASSIFIEDS, TRUSTED TRADES &PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

46 The North Canterbury News, September 26, 2019

Public Notices

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR ONE COMMUNITY TRUSTEE

FOR THE KATE VALLEY LANDFILL COMMUNITY TRUST

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

trusteefrom the Waipara Community Area.

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

Canterburyfor purposesthat are beneficial to people whoseprincipal place of residence

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

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

conferring such benefit.

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

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

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

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

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

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

The KateValleyLandfill CommunityTrust is made up of three Communitytrustees,one

Amberley trustee and two Settlor’s trustees.

Who Can Be Nominated?

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

Community Area identified on the plan in the Trust Deed.

Who Can MakeaNomination?

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

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

How Can aNominationBeMade?

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

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

and that person’s dateofbirth and signature.

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

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

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

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

Friday, 25October 2019.

More Information

Enquiries can be directed to SecretaryKVLCT@gmail.com

Official complaints must be madetothe Secretarynolaterthan 5days after the election

resultsannounced.

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

0800 TRANSWASTE(872 679).

2198184

North Canterbury Dive Club

2019 AGM

to be held at

Kaiapoi Club, 113Raven Quay,

Kaiapoi

on 30th September 2019 at 7.30pm

All existing and new members welcome.

Enquiries 027 560 6902

2205790

To Let

★★★

AMBERLEY townhouse for

rent. Close to shops and

Medical Centre. Sunny all

day, 2 bedroom. Internal

access double garage. As

this is astandalone with four

other units, best suited to

someone semi-retired. No

animals or smoking. Ph 027

957 8030.

Musical Instruments

GUITAR and Ukukele

tuition, Rangiora based,

experienced tuition in Folk,

Blues, Rock, instrument

setup and basic repairs.Ph

Tim 027 489 5957.

Cars Wanted

CASH 4CARS

and 4WD'S

Phone

Automotive

Parts

03 313 7216

CASH / CASH for any

unwanted vehicles. Ph 03

347 9354 or 027 476 2404.

Trade&Services

ABEL &Prestige Chimney

Cleaning. Nth Cant owned

& operated. Covering all

areas from Waimak to Hanmer.

Professional, guaranteed,

service. Firebox

repairs, carry most parts. Ph

0800 661 244.

AFFORDABLE concrete

cutting with quality and

removal work. Free quotes.

No job too small. Ph 027

442 2219, Fax 03 359 6052

or A/H 03 359 4605.

BRIAN’S Tree Services.

Tree felling, topping,

shaping, firewood cut, rubbish

removed, stump grinding,

branch chipping.

Affordable rates. Phone 03

327 5505 or 021 124 4894.

BRICK &Blocklayer. All

types of work undertaken.

New, EQC, repairs, LBP.

Phone Hamish 313 5678 or

027 238 6003.

CARPENTER / Painter

specialising in alterations &

renovations, repairs &

maintenance, 35 plus years,

experienced licenced

builder. Telephone Trevor

313 5013 or 027 431 1864.

Trade&Services

DRESSMAKING Bev’s

Sew Good Services, still

open for all your alterations,

repairs, dressmaking,

curtains. Phone

327 5535. (Formerly from

Tamara’s).

CHIMNEY SWEEPS!

Time to service your fire.

Accumulation of soot seriously

affects performance.

Latest rotary brush technology.

Free moisture check

on wood. Safety inspection.

All work insured &

guranteed. From $70 single

story. 0800SWEEPME or

021 0277 1927.

SHEEP SHEARING

mobile. Fast, friendly, professional

service. 25years

exp. Shearing, drenching,

hoof trimming etc. Call

Shaun 021 204 1274.

PAINTER & Decorator.

25 + years experience.

Interior /exterior, roofs &

waterblasting. For a free

quote. Please phSteve 03

314 4045 or 027 477 1930.

2070788

Trade&Services

PAINTER & Decorator.

Semi retired painter. Small

jobs. Ph Peter 03 312 7945

or 027 693 8360.

NORTH CANTERBURY

Tree Care. Qualified

Arborist specialising in big

trees in small places, long

term tree plans, Riparian &

shelter planting, land clearing,

stump grinding, branch

chipping, fully insured, free

quotes. Ph 0800 873 336.

POWER TOOLS repairs,

parts &sales for over 30

years. All main brands serviced.

Grossman Trade

Tools, 31A Watts Road,

Christchurch. Ph 389 9230.

PROPERTY maintenance,

lawns, hedges, chainsaw

work, pruning, painting &

minor home alterations.

Town &Country. Ph Mike

03 313 0261.

RANGIORA Rubbish

Removal and RRR skips.

Wheelie bins any frequency

and skips from 1.5 cube to

9cube. Skips and wheelie

PLASTIC WELDING

bins for any use, rubbish,

North Canterbury specialist.

All plastic &fibreglass

greenwaste, building sites

or just cleanups. Give us a

repairs. Telephone James

phone call 313 6957 or for

021 180 5103.

skips 021 313 255.

LAWNMOWING Phone

Stu 027 315 6916.

SCREEN PRINTING.

For all your printing

AFFORDABLE house

requirements. T­shirts,

painting, exterior /interior.

Hoodies, Hi­Vis vests and

Free quotes. Phone Mike

polos, Overalls, Caps etc.

027 444 8577.

Please phone Heather 03

313 0261 or email

PAINT & wallpaper

heather.norstar@gmail.com.

services. Wayne Bryant.

Exterior, interior, qualified

tradesman. Free quotes. Ph

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