North Canterbury News: October 10, 2019

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Voters tardy in having their say

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Mayoral contestsinthe three North

Canterbury localbody districtshave

largely failedtoinspirevoters to send in

theirpostal ballots, with just days

remaining.

Progressfigures released by electoral

officerspaintagloomy picture of polling

so far, reflecting amalaiseseen acrossthe

country. Thepoor turnout is despite

efforts across New Zealandtoget greater

participation and increase the number of

voters from the poor42percentturnout

recordednationally in 2016.

Voters across North Canterbury have

untilnoon on Saturday to drop off their

votes at the main offices of the Hurunui,

Waimakariri and Kaikouradistrict

councils.

However, by 10am Wednesday morning,

progress figures in all three districtswas

lookingmore encouraging. Hurunui was

running at a40.65% return —uponthe

31.71% at the sametime in the election

cycle in 2016,and very close to the total

votein2016 of 41.15%.

In the Waimakariri district voter

turnout was 32.21%, well ahead of the 2016

count at the same time of 28.51%and close

to the total vote three years ago of 39.37%.

In Kaikoura,where thereisonly amayoral

election for the council, voter turnout

stood at 35.59%,comparedto38.79% at the

same time in 2016.

Some voters have told the North

Canterbury News they are not voting

because they have had abad experience

with their local council,donot know

enoughabout the people standing, have no

idea what their local council does, or

believe it has no relevance to them.

In the Hurunuidistrict, council staff

have taken to the road in recent weeksin

abid to entice peopletovote,with the

promise of acupcake. The crusade, called

Votingparties —chat, snack and vote,has

taken them to halls, supermarkets and

libraries.The challengeofavote­off may

have also helped to raisethe profileofthe

election. The vote­off is acompetition

whichhas seen district councils challenge

each othertosee who can get the most

engaged community,and Hurunui

embracedthe challenge.

The winnerwill be determined through

whichdistrict/city has the largest

percentage of voter turnout.

Eligiblevoters must be enrolled by

Friday, giving them time to vote by the

Saturday deadline. To enrol, peopleneed

to go online or get in touch withthe

Electoral Commission.

Votescan now onlybedropped offat

main council officesupuntilthe deadline.

Special votescan also be cast by anyone

who has lost, spoiltornot received their

papers at the maincouncil offices.

Amayoral wave sends them on their way

Arambleinthe North

Canterbury countryside

attracted 56 vintage and

classic vehicles on Sunday.

The fourthNorth

Canterbury Rural Ramble left

the Hurunui District Council

carpark,flagged off by retiring

Mayor WintonDalley.

Vehiclesranged froma

Model AFord to alate model

Maserati, and took entrants

through the McDonald Downs

back­countryroad to Pyramid

Valley.

It was then on to Scargill­

Greta Valleyfor lunch where

entrantscould view aprivate

collection of classic cars.

Mr Dalley gaveatalk on the

historyofthe area, followed

by atalk fromthe owner/

manager of thehistoric backcountry

farm, Andrew Fox.

On the return journey, acall

was madetoview another

privatecollection—mainly

Britishvehicles —inWaipara.

The final leg was through

the vineyards of Waipara to

finish at the historic

Leithfield Hotel.

Off they go ... Retiring Hurunui Mayor Winton Dalley waves off an American­built Excalibur Phaeton car from the 1980s, owned by Trevor

Mitchell, who lives near Rangiora.

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Lakeside ... Geoff Spark beside the irrigation lake at his dairy farm in Eyrewell, which will be the base for the OxMan Triathlon and

Duathlon in December.

PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP

Sports event to use irrigation lake

By SHELLEY TOPP

An irrigation lake on Geoff

and Rochelle Spark’s dairy

farm in Eyrewell will

feature in the OxMan

Triathlon and Duathlon in

December.

The lake and adjoining

lakehouse on the farm will

provide the base for the

December 15 event, which

organiser John Newsom

says will incorporate

something to suit all

athletes.

‘‘As well as our longcourse

triathlon/duathlon/

aquabike (swim/bike) we

have aMini OxMan, aJunior

OxMan for 10­16­year­olds,

and run­only options over

21km and 7km distances,’’

he says.

All events can be done as a

team or an individual.

Geoff and asmall group of

friends, including farmers,

an agricultural services

worker and avet, plan to

compete as ateam, with

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New security cameras are proving their

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Constable Damien Schuurman, from

the CulverdenPolice, who was the main

driver of the camera project, says good

use has already beenmade of the

cameras, assisting in atheft in the early

hoursofarecent Saturday morning.

‘‘I’mexcited to see the positive impact

thesesystems will haveonnotonly

Amuri, but the greater Hurunui district,’’

Constable Schuurman says.

‘‘Having 24­hour coverage allows for

police to targetthe crimes happeningin

their communities, as well as adding a

prevention element.’’

The cameras were paid for by the local

amenity rates for each area.

The internet needed to run the cameras

is being provided free­of­charge through

generous sponsorship by Amuri.net.

The chairman of the Amuri Area

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North Canterbury News, October 10, 2019

Christchurch cycle link explored

By DAVID HILL

Kaiapoi business leaders have

welcomed news the

Waimakariri District Council

will consider funding anew

cycleway to link the town with

Christchurch.

Council staff were asked at

last week’s councilmeeting to

prepare arequestfor funding

for arecreational cycleway,

expectedtocost$250,000, for

the incomingcouncil to

consideraspart of its2020/21

annual plandeliberations.

The recreational cycleway

has been proposed in addition

to acommuter cycleway being

developed along the west side

of Main North Road and along

Vickery Street and Peraki

Street. It has the fullbackingof

Enterprise North Canterbury

(ENC)and the Kaiapoi

Promotions Association(KPA).

Therecreational cycleway

would formstageone in a

proposed 78km ‘‘Wheelsto

Waipara’’ cycle trailfrom

Christchurch to the wine

region, being promoted by

ENC.

Chief executive Heather

Warwick says ENC has

prepared abusiness case for

the cycle trail from Cathedral

Square to Waipara to tap into a

growing cycling tourism

market.

While thereisno

government funding available

at the moment, thatcould

change with ageneral election

next year.

Shesays the council’s

decisionis‘‘a real signal of

confidenceincycleways in our

region’’.

‘‘It shows that this council is

investing in the first stageofa

WheelstoWaipara cycletrail,

which is reallyimportant, and

the government willlookreally

favourably on this.’’

The cycle trail would link in

with the Hurunui Heartland

Trailand the Whale Trail

beingdeveloped between

Kaikouraand Picton.

The council’s utilities and

roading manager, Gerard

Cleary, said at last week’s

council meetingthatthe clipon

cycleway being builtonthe

StateHighway 1Waimakariri

Riverbridge by the New

Zealand Transport Agency

meansnow is agood time to be

considering cycleway projects.

KPA chairman Martin

Pinkham says his organisation

is ‘‘verysupportive’’ of the

proposed project.

‘‘KPAisreally pleasedatthe

council proposal to considerit

as part of next year’sannual

plan.

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‘‘Wethink it (the

Waimakariri bridge clip­on) is

arealgame­changer for North

Canterbury as awhole.

‘‘Wehave been working with

ECan(Environment

Canterbury), which is doing a

marvellous job on river trails

on both sidesofthe

(Waimakariri)river and we are

keentomake this happen.’’

Mr Pinkham saysheiskeen

to see some work donetolink

the cycle trails together.

‘‘There’s lots of bits of cycle

waysaround the district and

someofthem just need to get

someconnections.’’

Councillors alsovoted at last

week’s meetingtoinviteENC,

KPA,RangioraPromotions

and ECan to send

representativestothe council’s

walking and cycling reference

group as it updates its strategy

and worksonthese proposals.

Rich selection on offer for book lovers

By SHELLEY TOPP

Merion and Emily Osborne

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bookworms at the Rangiora

Rotary Book Fair last

weekend.

The Rangiora mother and

daughter bought 23 books at

the fair, held in the

Rangiora Borough School

Hall last Friday and

Saturday.

They chose awide variety

of titles, including romantic

comedies, historical books,

mysteries and classical

works.

Merion obtained her love

of books from her mother

and has passed that love on

to Emily.

They are both avid

readers and enjoy the thrill

of finding aspecial new

book at the book fair or a

missing volume to one of

their collections.

‘‘Books take you to a

different world. You get to

go on an adventure,’’ Emily

says.

There were 20,000 books

on sale.

The Rangiora Rotary Club

holds the fair to raise funds

for its community work

supporting individuals and

groups in Rangiora.

Book lover ... Merion Osborne, of Rangiora, with some of the 23 books she and her daughter,

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The Kaiapoi Volunteer Fire

Brigade has recognised50

years of servicebyone of its

members.Senior firefighter/

driver Roy Adams was

presented with his 50 yearservice

medal at the Kaiapoi

Rugby Clubs rooms on

Saturday night before alarge

crowd of family, friends and

other firefighters.

Kaiapoi FireDistrictchief

fireofficer Tim Reynolds,

who made the medal

presentation, said Roy had

madeamassive contribution,

attending more than 3000

musters(training nights) and

6000incidents.

‘‘Some of the bigger jobs

Roy attended overthe years

include the Waimakariri

Keighley timber millfire, the

Fellmongeryfire on GilesRd,

the Charles St wharf sheds

fire, the Pines­Waikuku

Beach wildfire and

supporting responsestothe

Canterbury earthquakes and

the Port Hills complex fire,’’

he said.‘‘Not to mention the

hundredsofmedical and

motor vehicleaccidents he

has attended over the years.’’

Tim also paidtributeto

Roy’s wife, Annette, and their

daughters Cherie and Helen,

for the supportthey have

given him as avolunteer

firefighter.

‘‘I would liketo

acknowledge them for all the

times that their plans and

activitieshave beendisrupted

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Long service recognised ... Senior firefighter/driver Roy Adams and his wife, Annette, with their

daughters Helen, left, and Cherie, cut the cake during afunction held in the Kaiapoi Rugby Club’s rooms

last Saturday night to celebrate Roy’s 50 years of volunteer service to the Kaiapoi brigade. PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP

as Roy rushed away to afire

call.

‘‘Fifty years in avolunteer

brigade is ahuge

commitment,’’ he said. ‘‘This

is an outstanding

achievement that you and

your family should be

extremelyproud of.’’

Tim also acknowledged

Roy’s brothers, Bruce and

Alan, who have also served as

volunteers in the Kaiapoi

brigade.

Roy saidhejoined the

brigadeonJuly 12, 1969. He

enjoys the chanceto

contribute to his community

and the camaraderie of the

brigade, but never wanted to

be aprofessional firefighter,

preferring to concentrate on

his own business, Kaiapoi

Auto Electric, with Annette.

‘‘Massive changeshad

occurred during the 50 years

he has volunteered at the

brigade, mainlywith the

quality of equipment used,

whichhad improved

significantly,’’hesaid.

Thereare also far more

callouts these days.

‘‘When Ifirst joined there

were 80 callouts annually.

Now thereare around250.’’

That is not only becauseof

more people in the district, he

said.Back in 1969, the brigade

attended onlyfires. Now, it

also attendsmotor accidents

and paramedic callouts.

Honorary membership

Outgoing Waimakariri

District Mayor David

Ayers was made an

honorary member of the

Kaiapoi Fire Brigade last

Saturday.

The honorary

membership was

presented at the end of a

function held at the

Kaiapoi Rugby clubrooms

to present a50­year

service medal to Kaiapoi

senior firefighter/driver

Roy Adams.

The mayor and his wife,

Marilyn, attended the

function to present Roy

with agift for his long

service on behalf of the

Waimakariri District

Council.

Mr Ayers said he was

overwhelmed to receive

the honour. ‘‘I have huge

admiration for all the

brigades in the district,’’

he said.

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North Canterbury News, October 10, 2019

Kaiapoi triumphs in Springston Trophy

By JANE THOMPSON

Kaiapoi Pony Clubhas taken out

the coveted Mitavite Springston

Trophyafterthree days of

intense competitionatthe

Canterbury Agricultural Parkin

Christchurch.

It wasaclose and tough tussle

against the defending

champions,View HillRed.

The Kaiapoi Blackteam had

the lead after the dressageonthe

first day, but relinquished it after

the cross­country phase. Kaiapoi

managed to come out on top after

the last phase of showjumping.

It wasafitting win as four of

the team’s sixriders finished on

their dressage score, the ultimate

goal in eventing.

Two membersofthe View Hill

team alsomanagedthat feat,as

did four riders in the thirdplacedHalswell

Crusadersteam.

It tookthe Kaiapoi team

management some time and

debatetodecide if thiswas the

first time Kaiapoihad ever won

the trophy, but after consulting

the historical resultsinthe

programme, it was established

they had won it before,in1976.

Coach SusieStewart saidthe

team was overthe moon.

The teamhas had atough

coupleofyears in the

competition, withsomebad luck,

including losingthe much­loved

horse, Cowboy, justbefore the

competitiontwo years ago.

‘‘Largely,weare still the same

people who have been coming

along to the trophy for afew years

now,’’Susie says.

‘‘We definitelyhave had our

fair share of downs, so it is good

Winning combination ... The Kaiapoi Black team, from left, Emily

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to haveanuptocelebrate.’’

Susie and Gus Taylorhave cocoached

the team for four years.

Susie expectsthe team will

venture to Southland next yearto

defendthe title.

Gus saysthe team comprisesa

great bunchofkids.

For Sam Moffat,one of the

juniorriders, this was his second

Mitavite Springston Trophy.

‘‘I have avery goodhorse and I

thought we worked reallywell.’’

Sister and team­mate Molly

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to have him in the team.

Team Captain Charlotte

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KAIKOURA VIEWS

WINSTON GRAY, MAYOR

Iwill miss the mayoralty

Isign off in afew days. It is timetodo

some thingsfor myselfand my wifethat

have been put on the back­burner for a

few yearsnow.

Getting the wood supply replenished

has beenonthe cards for some time

now. We actually achieved it last week,

so that is progress.

Kaikoura has so muchtobepleased

about as the works really get under way

to repair our infrastructure.

However, the issues around the

replacement of the Glen Alton bridge

into the Clarence Valley, destroyed in

the 2016 quake,continues. The council

is doingits best to make things happen

for the localcommunity.Itisabig

decision and there are considerable

works required to get the bestresults

for the area.(See the story at right.)

The other works are well under way

now, with completionbeforeJune next

year for mostprojects.

Iknow there are afew things

happeningthat will continue to grow

this place and make it abetter place

for all of us to live and work.

Outside investors are looking at

projects in Kaikoura thatwill continue

to growthe economy for all of us.

It is agood sign when outsiders are

looking. However, there are local

investors gettingontoprojects

themselves,which is also ahealthy

sign.

There are so many people locally

who are making Kaikoura great again.

Iwouldlike to thankthem,but it is

difficult to nameafew without

offending anyone.So, my thanks to all

of you who have put your hands up and

done things for this community,

particularly in the last three years.

The support shown to localsfrom

acrossthe nation has been areal help

for those affected by the quakes of

2016.

The council will have anew leaderin

afew days and business will continue

as normal for everyone here. Iwish the

new council wellindealing with the

day­to­day business. Iknow Iwill miss

the role and the lifeexperiences I

enjoyed as beingmayor of Kaikoura.

Protest is inspiring to an

ageing climate activist

Dear Editor,

Thankyou to the North Canterbury

News for giving coverage to the

Hurunui College climatestrike in

Hawarden.

Congratulationsto Tessa Allen for

organising the action, using

recycledcardfor signs, not

consumingfuel for travel and, most

of all, forexpressing the reasons for

the strike so well.

It is Tessa’s generation and

younger who will bear the

consequences of current inaction on

this issue.

Theyare right to demand that

action is takentoprotect their

future.

Aclear message has been sent to

the government and theHurunui

District Councilthat young people

want action now.

It is inspiringtothis ageing

climateactivistthat young people

are preparedtoget outto

demonstrate their concerns and

make verycleardemands of

authority.

Goodonyou.

Yours,

Roy Myers,

Amberley

Bridge options explored

By DAVID HILL

Restoringaccess to the Clarence Valley

will be ajob for the next mayor.

Glen Alton bridge was lost in the

November 2016earthquake, restricting

access for local residents.

Finding asolution is proving to be a

challenge, retiring KaikouraMayor

Winston Graysays.

‘‘It’s just taking time. There’salot of

work to be done and for the peopleliving

thereit’s quite frustrating, but it will get

there.’’

Mr Graysaid there was considerable

damage to the landscape, as well as the

bridge, in the earthquake. River levels

have also changed, so there is alot to

considerwhen exploring solutions.

At its August meeting, the Kaikoura

District Council consideredarangeof

options to restore access to the valley and

identified anew Baileybridge and road

connections downstreamofthe previous

bridge as the preferred option forfurther

work and investigation.

The proposed bridge would be located at

the end of Clarence Valley Road, near

JacobHill, and would cross the new main

active channel of the Clarence River.

Anew road and permanently

engineered fordacrossthe old main river

channel willlink the bridgetothe south

side of the river.

The councilisseeking New Zealand

Transport Agency approval to progress

this option and to extend fundingto

complete the project.

It is estimatedthis optionwill cost

around $9.8 million.

The councilislikely to include provision

for anew bridgeinits 2020/21 annualplan

deliberations next year, depending on the

response from theagency.

It’stime to talk about waste

Kaikouraresidents are beingencouraged

to talk rubbish.

The Kaikoura District Council and

Innovative Waste Kaikoura are working

together to discuss rubbish andrecycling.

They are seeking communityfeedback.

Residents are being encouraged to

completeanonline surveyvia the council

website and to attend an openday at

Innovative Waste Kaikoura on Saturday,

October 19, to meetthe team, ask questions

and share their thoughts.

The council announcedinAugust it

planned to develop anew waste

managementand minimisation strategy.

With adiversion rateofaround 50

percent, InnovativeWaste Kaikoura

Mayor ponders the future

There will be plenty of challenges for the

new Kaikoura mayor.

Retiring Mayor Winston Gray says the

major issues facing his successor

include overseeing sewerage, water

systems, road and bridge repairs arising

from the November 2016 earthquake, as

well as ‘‘keeping the council together’’.

‘‘The next mayor will have plenty to

do; it’s just ongoing with sewerage,

water and road repairs —and then

there’s the bridges.

Sorting out the finances will be

another challenge, he says.

The council has conducted areview of

its financial and corporate

sustainability, with the findings

presented to the August meeting.

Recommendations will be directed to

the incoming council.

remains one of the highest­performing

resource recovery centresinNew Zealand.

But with the landfill having just 18

monthsofoperational lifeleft beforespace

runs out, new optionsare needed,

including converting the landfill into a

transfer station.

In the 1990s,Kaikoura set agoal of

becoming a‘‘zerowaste’’community and

had some earlysuccess.

Twentyyears on, changes to behaviours

and regulations mean it is timetorefresh

thinking about waste in the district.

Kaikoura residentswill have further

opportunities to give their views as part of

the 2020/2021 annual planconsultation

process.

While climate change is looming as a

major challenge for councils around

New Zealand and beyond, Mr Gray says

the earthquake has done Kaikoura abig

favour.

‘‘We have risen up around Kaikoura by

one to two metres, so that’s abig plus in

terms of the risk of sea­level rise.’’

While he has yet to decide what he will

do in his retirement, Mr Gray says there

is plenty to keep him busy.

‘‘To be honest, Ihaven’t thought much

about it. But Iwill take some time out

between now and February and kick

back and relax and enjoy myself, and

maybe do some overseas travel.

‘‘There’s work to do on the bike tracks

and cleaning up at home, so Iwon’t be

short of ajob —there’s plenty of

volunteer work around town.’’

McALPINES MITRE 10 MEGA RANGIORA -OCEAN WATCH

This

Week

Sun

Fishing

Guide

Moon

Wind

Swell

Pegasus Bay

Tide Chart

3

2

1

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Oct 10 Oct 11 Oct 12 Oct 13 Oct 14 Oct 15 Oct 16

Rise 6:47am

Set 7:45pm

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Fair

Times 11:02pm

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to light N

E0.5 mturning

NE

Ok

Rise 6:45am

Set 7:46pm

Best 11:23am

Times 11:44pm

Set 5:55am

Rise 4:59pm

Light SW

strengthening

Rise 6:44am

Set 7:47pm

Best 12:05pm

Ok

Times

Set 6:20am

Rise 5:58pm

Moderate SW easing

to light SE

Fair

Rise 6:42am

Set 7:48pm

Best 12:25am

Times 12:46pm

Set 6:43am

Rise 6:58pm

Light Eturning

NE

Rise 6:40am

Set 7:50pm

Moderate NE

Rise 6:39am

Set 7:51pm

Set 7:30am

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E

Rise 6:37am

Set 7:52pm

Set 7:56am

Rise 10:04pm

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N

NE 0.8 mturning

SE S1.3 m SE 1.0 m SE 0.8 m E0.8 m E1.0 m

3 6 9 NOON 3 6 9 3 6 9 NOON 3 6 9 3 6 9 NOON 3 6 9 3 6 9 NOON 3 6 9 3 6 9 NOON 3 6 9 3 6 9 NOON 3 6 9 3 6 9 NOON 3 6 9

Good

Best

Times

1:07am

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Times

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2:55pm

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Highs Lows Highs Lows Highs Lows Highs Lows Highs Lows Highs Lows Highs Lows

Waimakariri 2:56am 2.1 9:05am 0.7 3:42am 2.2 9:52am 0.7 4:26am 2.2 10:36am 0.7 5:08am 2.2 11:20am 0.7 5:49am 2.2

6:30am 2.2 12:21am 0.6 7:11am 2.2 1:01am 0.6

Mouth

3:22pm 2.2 9:35pm 0.6 4:05pm 2.2 10:18pm 0.6 4:46pm 2.2 10:59pm 0.6 5:26pm 2.2 11:40pm 0.6 6:05pm 2.2 12:01pm 0.7 6:45pm 2.2 12:42pm 0.7 7:28pm 2.2 1:24pm 0.7

Amberley 2:56am 2.1 9:05am 0.7 3:42am 2.2 9:52am 0.7 4:26am 2.2 10:36am 0.7 5:08am 2.2 11:20am 0.7 5:49am 2.2

6:30am 2.2 12:21am 0.6 7:11am 2.2 1:01am 0.6

Beach

3:22pm 2.2 9:35pm 0.6 4:05pm 2.2 10:18pm 0.6 4:46pm 2.2 10:59pm 0.6 5:26pm 2.2 11:40pm 0.6 6:05pm 2.2 12:01pm 0.7 6:45pm 2.2 12:42pm 0.7 7:28pm 2.2 1:24pm 0.7

3:05am 2.1 9:14am 0.7 3:51am 2.2 10:01am 0.7 4:35am 2.2 10:45am 0.7 5:17am 2.2 11:29am 0.7 5:58am 2.2

6:39am 2.2 12:30am 0.6 7:20am 2.2 1:10am 0.6

Motunau 3:31pm 2.2 9:44pm 0.6 4:14pm 2.2 10:27pm 0.6 4:55pm 2.2 11:08pm 0.6 5:35pm 2.2 11:49pm 0.6 6:14pm 2.2 12:10pm 0.7 6:54pm 2.2 12:51pm 0.7 7:37pm 2.2 1:33pm 0.7

3:07am 2.1 9:16am 0.7 3:53am 2.2 10:03am 0.7 4:37am 2.2 10:47am 0.7 5:19am 2.2 11:31am 0.7 6:00am 2.2

6:41am 2.2 12:32am 0.6 7:22am 2.2 1:12am 0.6

Gore Bay 3:33pm 2.2 9:46pm 0.6 4:16pm 2.2 10:29pm 0.6 4:57pm 2.2 11:10pm 0.6 5:37pm 2.2 11:51pm 0.6 6:16pm 2.2 12:12pm 0.7 6:56pm 2.2 12:53pm 0.7 7:39pm 2.2 1:35pm 0.7

2:58am 1.6 9:07am 0.5 3:44am 1.6 9:53am 0.5 4:29am 1.6 10:38am 0.5 5:12am 1.7 11:21am 0.5 5:55am 1.7

6:37am 1.7 12:26am 0.5 7:19am 1.7 1:08am 0.5

Kaikoura 3:26pm 1.7 9:39pm 0.5 4:10pm 1.7 10:22pm 0.5 4:52pm 1.7 11:04pm 0.5 5:34pm 1.7 11:45pm 0.5 6:15pm 1.7 12:04pm 0.5 6:57pm 1.7 12:46pm 0.5 7:39pm 1.7 1:29pm 0.5

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

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PHOTO: SHELLEYTOPP

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friendly welcome

By SHELLEY TOPP

Afree morning tea and afriendly

welcome is on offer at Rangiora’s Trinity

Methodist Church on the second Friday

of every month.

The next morning tea will be held in

the King St church hall this Friday from

9am to 11am. There will also be afew

stalls at the event selling produce and

plants at bargain prices to raise funds

for the church.

Church member and Friendly Friday

organiser Rita Moore says it is a

community event and everyone is

welcome to attend, not just church

members.

The church’s new minister, Veitomoni

Siufanga, who was born in Tonga but has

lived in New Zealand for 34 years, took

up his new role in Rangiora last

February.

The idea behind Friendly Friday is to

provide awelcoming place for people

who may be lonely to come for afriendly

cuppa.

‘‘We are trying to engage with the

community more,’’ he says.

Popular band to relive

past glories in Rangiora

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Rangiora music fans from the late­

80s to mid­90s who enjoyed live

entertainment are sure to remember

PhazeII.

Chances are musiclovers heard

them perform in local bars.

It was back in the days when music

was live and loud,and pubs shut at

11pm.

PhazeIIplayed regularly over this

time,mainly at The Red Lion,where

Burger King now stands, and The

BrookHotel.

The musicians, Maiko,Alan, Brian

and Darren, are all abit older now,

but not any wiser, it would seem, as

they are planning areunion.

They arebooked at the Rangiora

RSA for aone­time gig on

November16.

The RSA will be putting on a

special licence to allow nonmembers

to enjoythe show.

The band is hopingtosee as many

of the old faces as possible and

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leastfor them.

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starts at 8pm.

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days to add the percussion aspects.

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the Red Lion Tavern for around

three years and then added alive

drummer (Brian) when they left

Rangiora and went to play in

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take long to agreetodoareunion gig

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11

Plenty of interest in open day

By DAVID HILL

Authentic

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More than100 peopleturned

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Volunteer Fire Brigade’s

open day on Sunday.

Deputycontroller Brett

Reed describeditasan

awesome day, with a‘‘great

turnout from the

community’’.

‘‘Some came to be

educated, to play, to talk

aboutfiresafety, andto

participateinthe activities.’’

He saidchildren enjoyed

playing and learning in the

‘‘GetOut! StayOut!’’ maze.

‘‘Manyqueued for agoon

thehoses or alook around

thestation andthe fire

trucks, whileotherswere

drawn to thekitchen fire

demonstration unit.’’

Brett saysFireand

Emergency New Zealand

attendsaround 80,000

incidentsevery year.

‘‘These incidentsgowell

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responses, rescuingtrapped

people, urban searchand

rescue, medical

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‘‘Our volunteers areoften

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TheWaikuku Beach

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butattendmedical coresponse,structure

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road trafficmanagement and

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‘‘We haveacomplement of

22,amixoffront­line and

support personnel.’’

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Monday nightsand on the last

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Brett saysthe brigadeis

always on thelookout for

more volunteers and

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‘‘Insmall communities like

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‘‘We offer both front­line

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In brief

Police station closure

The Rangiora Police Station will be

closedfor six to eightweeksfor

earthquake strengthening. It was

closedlate in September aftera

routine building assessment found it

was notuptoGovernment building

standards. It washoped it could open

thisweek, butits been foundthe

workwill take longer than first

forecast. Detective Senior Sergeant

GregCottam says somepolicestaff

are working from temporary

premises in Rangiora.However,

there is no capabilityfor apublic

reception counter. Anyonewho

needs to visitastation candosoin

Kaiapoi. Alternatively, they can call

105 or go onlineto105.police.govt.nz

for non­emergency situations. He

saysfrontline staff are still working

24/7asnormal and there will be no

disruption of service to the North

Canterburycommunity.

Code of conduct breach

Hurunui District councillor Julia

McLeanhas beenfound in breachof

the council’s CodeofConduct. The

council receivedareportfrom its

Conduct Review Committee during

an in­committee section of its

September 26 meeting.The report

found thatCrMcLeanbreached the

CodeofConduct whenshe shared

drone videofootage to her Facebook

pagethat didn’t have landowner

permission.The committee noted

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Last supper ... Waimakariri Mayor David Ayers, right, gets his last full council meeting

under way last week, with Deputy Mayor Kevin Felstead, left, and chief executive Jim

Palmer, before he signs off after 36 years of council meetings.

PHOTO:DAVID HILL

Mayoral digs are not

part of the package

By DAVID HILL

Outgoing Waimakariri Mayor David

Ayers has been fending off goodhumoured

banter that he will have to

vacate the home he occupies on

Rangiora’s main drag.

He has been laughing off rumours he

and wife Marilyn will have to move out of

‘‘the mayor’s house’’ or hand over the

‘‘mayoral car’’ to his successor after

Saturday’s election results are

confirmed.

While he is not surprised by the

confusion, he says he and Mrs Ayers

bought the house, on the corner of High

and King streets, in 1976 and he has used

his own car during his mayoralty.

‘‘It only requires someone to say ‘that’s

the mayor’s house’ and for the other

person to think it comes with the job.

‘‘Living there has been very helpful, as

Ican walk home for lunch most days and

if Iforget something Ican just walk back

home and get it.

‘‘And if Ineed the car Ican just walk

back and get it.’’

Mr Ayers says there is provision in the

council budget for amayoral car in lieu

of salary, ‘‘but I’ve never claimed it, nor

have Iclaimed mileage’’.

‘‘I just use my own car.’’

The Ayers family home was built in

1928 for aRangiora doctor, Dr Laurie

King.

‘‘We bought it off him in 1976, so we’re

only the second owner and this house is

now 90­years­old.

‘‘It was handy to the (Rangiora)

Borough School for our kids and it’s

walking distance to the town centre.’’

He says, back in the 1970s, there were

several houses on High St between

Church St and the old post office, but

now there is just the Ayers family home,

which is zoned business.

‘‘We have no immediate plans to

downsize and we are not even thinking

about it.’’

In his retirement, he plans to spend

more time with his two grand­daughters

and two adult sons, and to devote more

time to his interests.

He plans to develop his interest in

photography, make use of his e­bike on

the local cycle trails he helped to

develop, and has recently joined the

Kaiapoi District Historical Society.

He had his last council meeting to sign

off the council’s annual report and

planned to share some ‘‘mayoral trivia’’.

‘‘I married Marilyn for her money,’’ he

jokes. ‘‘She had $500 and Ihad $300.’’

He has acollection of around 40 to 50,

mostly art deco, inkwells and has been a

Time magazine subscriber since January

1965, ‘‘and I’ve read them every week’’.

‘‘I do think internationally and if you

hear me round the council table you

would recognise that. Ialso read British

and American online publications, if

they don’t have paywalls to stop me.’’

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Leithfield fair

The Leithfield Street Fair will be held in

BrightonStreet on Saturday,November

9, from 9am to 1pm. If wet it will be held

the next day. Stall holders are welcome.

There will be asausage sizzle, white

elephant stall,chocolate wheel, bouncy

castle and family entertainment. Any

enquiries, phone Lizz on 314 9029 or

Anne on 314 9941.

Soroptomistfair

The annual NorthCanterbury

Soroptimist Fair will be held at the

Rangiora A&P showgrounds on Tuesday,

October 22, from 10am to 4pm. There will

be afood hall, garden plantsand

produce, crafts and collectables,

jewellery, homewares and raffles.

Proceeds will go to the ViolenceFree

North Canterburyproject. Entry is $5.

Lost and found

The followingproperty has been

reportedaslost to police in North

Canterbury: An O.P. phone in ablack

plastic case (Oxford),ablack Samsung

Galaxy 9inapink case (Kaiapoi), a

Mazda black key on aleather strap/white

tile locator/red key (Rangiora),ablue

leather wallet (Rangiora), tortoiseshell

Karen Walker sunglasses (Hanmer),a

Paslode nail gun (betweenMaruia

Springs and Cheviot),abrown faux

leather wallet (Amberley), and alight

blue faux leatherwallet(Hanmer).

The following property has been

found: KeysonaSt Vincent and

Grenadines keyring/Humilogpen

(Kaiapoi), afootball (Kaiapoi), afour

button remotecontrol (at Kaiapoi).

NEWS

North Canterbury News, October 10, 2019

15

Unique fundraiser planned

By SHELLEY TOPP

Alongstandingfriendshipwith

Christchurch architect Sir

Miles Warrenhas resulted in a

unique fundraising

opportunity for North

Canterbury Riding for the

Disabled(NCRD).

Manyyearsago, NCRD

chairwoman Lin Bisman and

her husband Ian were

employedbySir Miles, who

withhis sister, Pauline, and

brother­in­law, John

Trengrove, developedthe

Governors Bay property

Ohinetahi into the garden of

international significance and

the World Heritage site it is

today.

Ohinetahi was purchased by

themin1976,but after 12 years

the Trengroves left Ohinetahi

for another property.

Sir Miles stayedonat

Ohinetahi,but in 2012gifted the

property to the New Zealand

public.Itis now run by the

Ohinetahi Charitable Trust.

The Bismans’association

withSir Miles has enabled

NCRDtohold its November 10

fundraiser at Ohinetahi.

‘‘Weare mostgratefultoSir

Miles,’’ Lin says.

‘‘Itisgoingtobeavery

specialday out,with atour of

the garden, packed picnic

lunch, aglassofbubbles, live

music from Cloe Anngow, and a

fashion showfrom Country

LaneFashions in Rangiora.

‘‘Weare pushing it as much

as we can because it will be a

day to remember. The

inspiration for Ohinetahi in its

present form came from the

grand formal English gardens

such as Sissinghurst, Hidcote

and Great Dixter.

Although the original

gardens at Ohinetahi were

establishedin1865, extensive

restoration work was required

to the house and garden when

Sir Miles, Paulineand John

boughtthe property and,again,

after the Christchurch

earthquakes in 2010 and 2011.

The gardenalso features

modern sculptures, art

galleries and acharming

category­1 historic19th

century homestead.

The fundraiser will start at

11amonSunday, November10,

and finish at 3pm. Tickets cost

$35 and can be purchasedat

Stan’s 7Day Pharmacy in

Rangiora,Terra Viva Home

and Garden in Christchurch, or

by phoning Carol Aitkenon

(021) 179 6702 or (03) 313 6983.

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Rose sales aid room revamp

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See pages 20 - 27

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RANGIORA SHOW

20 North Canterbury News, October 10, 2019

Organisers prepare afun rural showcase

By DAVID HILL

Youth willfeature strongly

during this year’sRangiora

Show.

Fromyoung farmers, to junior

stock judging, to performing in a

community concert and helping

out in the farmyard nursery and

in the shearing shed,the next

generation will be playingtheir

partinthe 148th annual

Northern (Rangiora) A&P Show

on Saturday, October 26.

One of the highlightsofthis

year’s Rangiora Showwill be

hosting the practical challenges

for the FMG YoungFarmer of

the Year North Canterbury

districtcontest and skills day.

Showsecretary Lisa Dooling

saysthis is achance for the local

community to show their

supportfor local youngfarmers

as they competefor achance to

become the 52nd YoungFarmer

of the Year.

Withcattle classes once again

cancelled due to the

Mycoplasma bovis outbreak,

Fernside farmers Phil and Kay

Worthingtonwill be bringing

someoftheir lowlinecattlefor

the junior stockjudging

competition.

Anew innovationfor this year

is acommunity concert, with

local school childrenand

teenagerstaking to the stage.

‘‘Wehope to involve lots of

different groupsfrom within the

community for the concert and

it will be afabulousopportunity

for local groups and children to

showcasetheir talents,’’ Lisa

says.

Therewill be abig day of

equestrian events from8am on

Friday and free entry for

anyone who wants to come down

and watch the action.

Sheepdog trials are firstup

on Saturday, from 7.30am,

followed by moreequestrian

events, with everything from

hacksand ponies to clydesdales

and miniature horses.

Competitors in some

equestrian classes can earn

qualification to the Horseofthe

Year competition in Hastings

next March, which should

ensure plentyofkeen

competition.

Lisa saysthe showwill have

the usual range of livestock,

including goats,sheep, horses,

ponies, donkeys and mules,

dogs,alpacas and poultry.

The sheepsection is back,

with classes in the traditional

breeds, flock sheep, black and

coloured sheep, primelambs,

gift lambs, pet lambs and fleece

classes.

Therewill also be shearing,

wood chopping, grainand seed,

home and produce, trade and

craftsections, and dancing

competitions.

Dancing classes include Irish

jigs,highlandflings,sword

dancing and sailor’s hornpipe.

The vintage machinery

section will feature the David

Brownrange of tractors, with

the possibilityofshowinga

cutaway versiontoshow the

mechanicalworkingsofa

tractor, section convenor

Jeremy Ashworth says.

Abig attraction for those with

Show crowd ... The sun shone and families came out to enjoylast year’s show.

an appetite is the range of food

on offer,including Kung Fu

Dumplings, CrazySpuds, Smoke

nBarrell,The Rollin Pedlar,

plus all the favourites from

previous years, as well as coffee

and cold drinks.

To keepsmaller children

entertained,there willbethe

farmyard nursery in its usual

spot to givetown youngsters a

taste of country life.

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Another Wyllie at the helm

as 148th show looms

By DAVID HILL

MalcolmWyllieiscontinuing

an impressivefamily tradition

as president of the Rangiora

Show.

When Malcolm presides over

the Northern (Rangiora) A&P

Association’s 148th annual

show late in October, he willbe

the thirdgeneration and fourth

member of the Wyllie familyto

hold thejob.

He followsinthe footsteps of

his grandfather James Wyllie,

who was presidentin1939,and

his father David Wyllie (1976).

James Wyllie’s brother, John

Wyllie,was alsopresident in

1944.

‘‘My family were early

settlers in Sefton and I’m the

fourth generation in the area.’’

After attending Rangiora

High School, Malcolm spenta

year at Telford Agricultural

CollegeinSouth Otago,before

astint working on adairy farm

on the WestCoast.

He thencame back to Sefton,

where he worked for alocal

friesian stud breeder before

returning to the home farm.

‘‘It was atypicalmixed farm

in theearly days, with half of

the farm growingoats for the

draughthorses, and later

sheep and beef.’’

The Wyllie familysold up

and moved to Southland to a

larger sheepfarm in the late

1980s and early 1990s,

before moving to Oxford for

12 years.

While there, Malcolm ran a

200­sowpig farm at Fernside

and worked on adairyfarm at

Oxford.

He and his wife,Rose,then

moved to Ashburton for eight

Taking the reins ... Malcolm Wyllie is looking forward to this

year’s Rangiora Show.

yearstomanage some dairy

conversions.

But Rangiora was always

home and the couple moved

back six years ago. He now

works for Farmlands in

Rangiora.

‘‘Even whenwewere in

Ashburton,Rangiora was still

home, becauseweused local

accountantsand my parents

were still living here,’’hesays.

Malcolm also works with the

PrimaryITOtraining

organisation and has been a

judge in the traineecategory in

the New Zealand Dairy

Industry Awards.

‘‘I really love putting back

into the community. Ienjoy

helping people get ahead in

life in generaland in farming

in particular.’’

He says the Rangiora Show

has changed alot overthe

years.

‘‘In the 1970s they had pigs

and other animals at the show

and it’s gone from being atotal

rural show to alargelyurban

show.’’

He says Farmlandsis

organisingatentdisplay aimed

at lifestyle blocks, which

reflectsthe changing nature of

the rural sector in the

Waimakariri district.

One thing that hasn’t

changed is the ‘‘awesome

committee’’ that organises the

show.

‘‘All shows are goingthrough

the samechallenges of getting

peoplethrough the gate and

getting youngones interested.’’

This year’s show will have a

youth focus, with junior stock

judging once again replacing

the cattle section, due to the

Mycoplasma bovis outbreak.

The Rangiora Showisalso

hosting theFMG Young

Farmerofthe Year North

Canterbury district contest and

skillsday, whileyoungpeople

will be featuring in a

communityconcertand are

helping with the farmyard

nursery and in the shearing

shed.

Broad range of show entertainment planned

Entertainment at thisyear’s Rangiora

Show willcater for all tastes.Anew

feature will be acommunity concert to

keep families entertained.

OrganiserRebecca McLean says there

will be around 10 different actsfrom local

school pupils. James Constable, from

Rangiora High School, will perform some

original material, whilefellow students

Lachie Jamesand James Mullan will

performsome well­known covers.

Rangiora New Life Schoolbrother and

sister duo Abigail and LiamChessumwill

alsotake thestage,along with performers

fromthe Hartley School of Performing

Artsand the Jenna McKenzie School of

Dance.

Well­known local entertainer Sharon

Millerwill perform countrymusic, while

two marching teamsand the Northern

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TheRangioraShowgrounds is a

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Thegrounds,owned by theNorthern

(Rangiora) A&PAssociation, provide a

venue forawide rangeofcommunity

activities, secretaryLisa Doolingsays.

‘‘Thisisacommunity resource andthe

communityneeds to take pridein the

showgrounds.

‘‘The organisations whichuse it take

careofit, butthere aretoo many

incidents of vandalism.

‘‘Weare saddened that we’ve hadto

make use of WaimakPatrolsand an

increasedpolice presencebecauseof

the increased misuse of thegrounds.’’

Shesaysthe 20­hectare showgrounds

comprisethree distinctareas,including

the sportsfieldsandpavilion, the

function centre,and the equestrian

arena.

Anarrangementwith theWaimakariri

DistrictCouncil sees themain ovaland

south fields sub­leasedduringthe year

for football andother sportingactivities,

while thepavilionis used by various

community groups.

The functioncentre is nowrun by

JubileeEvents andishiredout for

community events, weddings, funerals

and other celebrations.

Atthe northern end of showgroundsis

the equestrianarea, with acrosscountry

course.

It is used for dressage,polo andcasual

riding, and hasbecome apopular pony

clubvenue.

‘‘A lot of people probablydon’trealise

how fardownitextends,’’ Lisa says.

‘‘And it’s importanttoremember that

while theA&P associationownsthe

grounds, it is run by avolunteer

committee.’’

Shesaystherearejust two part­time

staff —asecretaryand acaretaker—to

managethe whole complex.

The tidy stateofthe showgrounds is a

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eventwhich brings in many out­oftowners.

‘‘It’sagreat community facilityusedby

so many differentorganisations. There’s

always somebody at the grounds,’’Lisa

says.

People even walk their dogs through

the showgrounds, so dogowners are

reminded to pickupafter their pets.

‘‘They all contribute to maintaining

the grounds, because if they see

something theywill mention it to our

caretaker,soit’s agoodsecuritything,

too,’’ Lisa says.

‘‘We couldn’t do it without the

volunteers. Wehave allsorts of people

helpingout.’’

Incoming secretary Julia Dockerill

saysthe associationis keen to recruit

more volunteers and committee

members. ‘‘You don’thave to be a

farmer, youjustneedtohaveaninterest

in yourlocalcommunity.

‘‘We’re keento bringyoung people on

board as muchaspossible. If we can get

theminvolvedatschooland then

throughyoungfarmers, we canhopefully

keep theinterestinthe show,’’ Julia

says.

‘‘It’simportanttoshow themthatthe

show is notjustfor olderfolk, but it’s

something theycan get into,’’Lisa adds.

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Secretary will hand

over reins after show

Birds to flock to show

By DAVID HILL

Birds of afeather are set to flock

to the Rangiora Show.

The North Canterbury Poultry

and Pigeon Club will host the

poultry section at the annual

show, with chooks from all over

Canterbury on display.

Among those expected to

attend is one of the stars of the

2017 feature film Pecking Order,

Mark Lilley, who grew up in

Rangiora.

The Rangiora Show is now one

of three public events on the

calendar for the club.

After asuccessful inaugural

‘‘Canterbury young bird show’’ in

March, club secretary Pam

Brosnan says the North

Canterbury club will once again

join forces with the Christchurch

Poultry, Bantam and Pigeon Club

to host the event in the Rangiora

Showgrounds pavilion next year.

She says the young bird show

will be for new­season birds,

cockerels and pullets, bred since

July 1this year.

Pecking Order ...

North Canterbury

Poultry and Pigeon

Club committee

members Sarah

Wyllie, left, and Pam

Brosnan admire the

champion exhibit, a

white wyandotte

bantam, entered by

Pecking Order film

star Mark Lilley, of

Lincoln, at aprevious

Rangiora Show.

PHOTO:FILE

The main purpose of the young

bird show is educational, with

judges giving talks, tips on how to

prepare birds for ashow and how

to wash ashow bird. It is

particularly aimed at those new

to breeding chooks.

The North Canterbury club

also holds its annual show in May

at the Rangiora Showgrounds

pavilion.

To find out more, visit the

North Canterbury Poultry and

Pigeon Club’s page on

Facebook.

Changesare afoot in the

secretary’s office at the

RangioraShow.

NorthernA&P

Associationsecretary Lisa

Dooling is preparing to

handover thereins to Julia

Dockerillafter this month’s

show.

Lisasays she hasenjoyed

her time in the secretary’s

office, but has opted to step

backfor family reasons.

‘‘It’sexciting and it’s a

beautiful timeofyeartodo

it.

‘‘You come into the office

in Augustand start to think

about aspring show when

there’smud outside and it’s

still cold. But then it starts

to warmup.’’

She saysshe will continue

to be involvedintheshow

and plans to jointhe show

committee.

Thisyear thecommittee

has changed to electronic

ticketing for the first time,

withmembers’ticketsbeing

emailed to exhibitors, and

scanners and eftpos

availableatthe gate.

‘‘It’sexciting. We willbe

abletowork out the

demographics, and that sort

of thing,ofpeople who

comethrough the gate,’’

Julia says.

‘‘It’saleapoffaithand we

imaginewewillhave afew

issuesinthefirstyear,but

it’sworth it in the longrun.

We arefinally enteringthe

21st century,’’ Lisasays.

Juliaisnostranger to the

Rangiora Showgrounds as

sheand business partner

CassandraKelly took over

themanagement of the

showgrounds function

centrelastyear.

Shesays managingthe

show andthe function

centreshould complement

each other and ‘‘it’s

important for bothto

thrive’’.

Theirbusiness, Jubilee

Events, has been busy

cateringfor eventsatthe

showgrounds, including

this month’s Soroptimist

Fair andthe 30th

anniversary Muscle Car

Madness in January.

Thefunction centregets

well used by the

community, with regular

bookings foralocal yoga

group, clinics run by the

Canterbury District Health

Board and otherlocal

organisations.

They plantorun apop­up

cafe during this year’s

show.

Formore information

aboutthe RangioraShow,

drop an email to

info@rangiorashow.co.nz,

visitthe NorthernA&P

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committee for this year’s show and will

also be competing in hunter events along

side her sister, Sarah Morris, and

nephew Ben Wood.

‘‘I will be competing over the two

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‘‘I’ve been competing for 30 years on

and off. Istarted out when Iwas 10.’’

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‘‘Malluka has been around for a

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good horse.’’

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and two on Saturday, with Ben also

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for qualified hunters and riders aged

under 20.

‘‘Kosciuszko is just stepping up. My

father owns him. Icompete with him and

my nephew uses him for hunting in the

winter, so he’s areal family horse,’’ Mel

says.

The Kennels Cup competition has

been moved from Friday to the main

oval on Saturday to encourage young

riders to get involved.

‘‘It’s been running for years and, when

Iwas eligible to enter, it was pretty

prestigious to win,’’ she says.

To be eligible for the Kennels Cup,

riders need to be under 20 years of age,

be amember of ahunt club and to have

ridden the horse in at least three hunts

during the season.

Other changes this year include

moving the breed classes to Friday to

avoid clashes with other showing classes

on Saturday.

Once again, riders and their horses

will be able to earn qualification to the

Horse of the Year competition in

Hawkes Bay in March in some sections.

Mel says the Rangiora Show is also

good preparation for both horses and

riders before the New Zealand

Agricultural Show in Christchurch next

month.

Competitors travel from as far north as

Marlborough and as far south as South

Canterbury.

There is free entry to watch the horse

events on Friday, October 25, with

hunter and pony hunter jumping and

breed classes in the morning, and

showjumping and novice showing

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The open competitions will be held on

Saturday, with showing classes in the

morning and championship hunter and

pony hunter jumping late morning and

early afternoon, and then the champion

horses lining up in the grand parade ‘‘as

the big finale’’.

Mel is in her first year on the horse

committee, supporting her father, who

has been horse convenor for more than

30 years.

‘‘It takes alot of work and alot of time

for everyone involved in the show, so

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By DAVID HILL

Loburn breeder and alpaca section

convenor Martin Bennett sayswhile

entriesare down, he is happy to have120

alpacas entered for this year’sshow.

‘‘The numbers are down awee bit this

year, but that’s not abad thing —120

entriesisagood number for aone­day

show.

‘‘Last year we had 160, but it makes for a

longday for the judge and it’s about

quality, not quantity.’’

He says thisisthe 10th year alpacas have

beenincluded in the Rangiora Show and it

continues to be well­supported by North

Canterbury breeders.

Other breeders are travelling from as far

as Dunedin, Timaru, Fairlieand Nelson.

‘‘The Rangiora A&P committee has been

verygood to us, putting us into aprime

location wherethe main volume of foot

trafficis, which means we have agood

opportunity to engage with the public.’’

Martin encouragespeopletocome over,

ask questions and ‘‘if they want to handle

an alpaca,most breeders are happy to

oblige’’.

Thisyear’s judge is Molly Gardiner, from

Le Bons Bay on the Banks Peninsula. She

is an Australian accredited judge.

‘‘We’relucky to have her as she has a

pretty heavyschedule judging at showsin

Australia, cominghome for our showand

thenshe’s judgingatashow in Brussels in

November.’’

It is abusy time for alpacabreeders,

withthe South Island Colourbration Show

heldinChristchurch on September 28,the

National Alpaca Expo in South Auckland

thisweekend,and thenthe New Zealand

Agricultural Show in Christchurch next

month.

Martin willalso be heading to Europe

three days afterthe Rangiora Show, where

he will set up trade sites at alpacashows,

enter fleeces andmeet with localbreeders.

‘‘I’m taking some fleeces over, so we will

see how we go. It will be good to compare

Lifestyle animals ... There is agrowing

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Martin has soldalpacas to European

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people are struggling to get it right.’’

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people who live in the Waimakariri

district can go into the draw to win a

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‘‘That’s one of the things we are

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Junior stock-judging to the fore

By DAVID HILL

Attention will be on the next

generation at the Rangiora

Show’s cattle section.

With cattle classes once

again cancelled because of

the Mycoplasma bovis

outbreak, junior handling

and stock­judging classes will

take centre­stage in the cattle

ring at the Rangiora

Showgrounds on Saturday,

October 26.

Northern A&P Association

committee member Philip

Worthington and his wife,

Kay, will once again provide

the cattle from their

Woolstone Park lowline

cattle stud at Fernside, near

Rangiora.

They expect about 10 to 12

young people will line­up,

with most of them coming

from the Rangiora High

School cattle show team.

Team members have been

busy working on the cattle

and preparing for the shows.

The students visit the

couple’s farm twice aweek,

as part of the school’s cattle

show team, from August and

throughout the show season,

learning how to look after,

handle, parade and prepare

cattle for shows.

Once the show is over, team

members will turn their

attention to the New Zealand

Agricultural Show in

Christchurch next month,

where they will look after the

Woolstone Park team and

compete in various classes.

Leading the way ... Georgia Rhodes, left, and Hillary Cooper lead some lowland cattle at last year’s

Rangiora Show.

PHOTO:FILE

‘‘They are signed out of

school for the week,’’ Philip

says. ‘‘We set up the pens, put

down straw and put up

signage over the weekend

and get everything ready.

‘‘Tuesday is for washing up

and the animals are groomed,

ready for the breed classes on

Wednesday, where they go up

against other lowline entries,

before the all­breeds and

inter­breeds judging on

Thursday.’’

The students lead the

animals in the show ring and

compete in various

competitions, including the

junior judges classes on

Wednesday evening and the

junior handling classes on

Friday

Team members are also

responsible for keeping the

pens clean and answering

enquiries from the public.

Philip says there are plenty

of opportunities for junior

judges, with the Lady Isaac

scholarships, and Murray

Grey and lowline cattle

scholarships for trips to

compete in Australia.

‘‘I would love to be turning

15 and going to secondary

school now.’’

Such opportunities were

never around when he was

younger, he said.

Emergency groups to showcase services

Local emergency services will be out

in force at the Rangiora Show.

The Order of St John Rangiora

branch will once again be at the annual

show promoting its first­aid courses

and other services, fundraising and

taking enquiries from prospective

volunteers.

For more information, visit the

Rangiora St John page on Facebook.

The New Zealand Response Team

(NZRT12) Waimakariri will be at the

show to promote the work it does.

NZRT12 is aWaimakariri­based

response team which trains weekly. It

is highly specialised, with avariety of

search and rescue skills, such as

welfare, communications, flood

response and swift water rescue.

To learn more, visit the NZRT12

Facebook page.

The fire safety message will also be

delivered at the show, which is always

popular with children. There will be

an opportunity for members of the

public to enquire about volunteering.

For more information, visit the

Rangiora Volunteer Fire Brigade and

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last year’s show.

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Wendy is an accountant who has

managed BGBeaven’s finances over the

years,worked for both Amuri Irrigation

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provided the book­workfor several local

community organisations. She is now

lending her financial guidance to her

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developmentcompany in Christchurch.

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was damaged in the 2016 quake.

The coupleand theirbusinesshave

provided solace to manywhosehomes,

farm buildings and other infrastructure

were hit by the 7.8­magnitude quake,

whichhad its epicentre in Waiau.

‘‘We careabout these people and are

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scopethe workneeded on their

properties for insurance purposes,’’

Wendysays.‘‘B GBeaven is now trusted

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has givenmore than 50 years of service,

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years, serving six as chairman. He was

also ‘‘unofficial Mayor of Rotherham’’ —

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Breathtaking ... Lyddington,just 15 minutes from Rangiora, will host the Christmas

Country Fete for the first time.

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A50­year­old Fernsidegarden willhost

theChristmasCountry FeteonOctober

31.

Lyddington wascreatedbyrosarian

Sally Allisonout of abare paddock,with

‘‘huge help and support’’ from her late

husband,Bey, an engineer.

Thefete, just 15 minutes from

Rangiora,willinclude morethan160

stalls, selling mainly stallholder­made

products.

Mike Sheppard,ofHyde ParkHire,

which runs the fete, says theaim of

movingtoLyddington is to makethe fete

agreatday out forvisitors who will be

able to wander aroundthe garden, enjoy

thefoodand entertainment, andrevelin

thegreat shopping.

Thewineand food areahasbeen

enhanced. There will be aChristmas

Cookingdemonstrationwith Tinaand

Katie Duncan,from WhiteTie Catering.

TheStarlets —Sarah Greenwood,

Sarah Kelly and Georgia Gumbley—

whomakeupone of New Zealand’s

leading professional songand dance

trios, will entertain.

It all adds up to a‘‘blissfulday out’’,

Mikesays.

❛We aim to make the fete a

great day out, rather than

people just getting in acar to

go shopping❜

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‘‘Weaim to make the feteagreatday

out, ratherthan people just gettingina

car to go shopping,’’ he says.

HydeParkHire bought the fetein

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29

It’snearly time to light up the night sky

By ROBYN BRISTOW

The annualWaiau CommunityFireworks display

is community drivenand community focused.

When the nightsky lights up about9.30pm on

Saturday, November9,itwill be the result of

efforts by ahardworking committee, businesses,

and others who have swung in behindittohelp

fund the pyrotechnic display and night out.

The event,whichhas been runningfor 27 years,

kicks off at 5pm when the gates open to the Waiau

RugbyClub grounds.

As the community and visitors countdown to

darkness for the display to begin, there will be

plenty of food, children’sentertainment,

including zorbs,abouncy castle, bumper balls, a

balloon show, glitter tattoos, glow sticks, and pony

rides.

Therewill also be live music and plenty of

entertainment throughout the evening.

The fireworks are aquality display,but

organiserskeep the entryprice down thanks to

sponsorship.

The community committee whichruns the

much­loved event has introduced atiered

sponsorship system over the past couple of years.

Display chairwomanKerryFlorancesays a

huge number of local and district businesseshave

swunginbehind the event to ensure it is agreat

nightout.

Admission is $10 per person or $40 per car

(maximumofseven).

An evening of fireworks and fun is planned

The night sky overWaipara

will be lit up on Friday,

November 8, duringthe annual

family­orientated fireworks

display, in its 31st year.

Gatesopen at the Glenmark

Reserve at 5.30pm for visitors

to enjoy the fun and fireworks.

The annualevent is being

run under the guidance of the

Waipara FireworksIncorporatedSociety

and last year drew

morethan 2500 people.

Families find the

atmosphere great foryoung

people as there is plenty of

space to run around and enjoy

themselves prior to the display,

when darkness closes in.

If anyone is in doubt about

the display due to the weather,

they can ring (027) 4816933 to

check or visitthe Waipara

Fireworks Facebook page.Do

not text.

There will be alive band,

Inferno, alolly scramble, face

painting, glow sticks, balloon

twisting, waffles, donuts,a

sausage sizzle, hot chips,

hotdogs and coffee.

All takings will go toward

funding next year’sdisplay.

Entry is $10 an adult, $5 a

child or $20 for acarload.

Preschoolersare free.

Spectacular ... Fireworks light up the sky

over the Waiau Domain. The muchanticipated

annual event has been running

for 27 years.

PHOTO: ANDY BROWNPHOTOGRAPHY

Masquerade

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Those wanting to celebrate

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North Canterbury winery on

Saturday,October 26.

Fiddlers Green is hosting a

Halloween MasqueradeBall and is

offering a$100 gift certificate to

Fiddler’s Green Vineyard and

Bistrofor the best costume.

The allure of the Halloween

Maquerade Ball, the

accompaniment of the band The

Preservatives,and foodand wines of

the Waipara Valley, as well as six

craft beers and afull bar,will help

make it agreatnight out.

Around­trip shuttle bus from

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Every performance by the band is

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Final preparations are in full swing as

garden owners mow lawns, trim hedges,

deadhead plants, sweep paths and

remain on the lookout for weeds.

This year, even more garden owners

are busy ensuring their gardens are in

top condition for the festival.

Festival Secretary Anita Todd says, in

addition to the return of many of last

year’s favourite gardens, six new

gardens are open to visitors this year.

‘‘We’re delighted to expand the

festival to include farm homestead

gardens The Willows and Palmside in

Culverden, and Carvossa in Waikari, the

Geen Garden in Hanmer Springs, Black

Rock,aremote high country station

garden in the Kaiwara Valley, and the

Hurunui Natives Plant Nursery garden

in Cheviot,’’ Anita says.

‘‘With 23 gardens, small and large, old

and new, town and country, there’s a

garden for everyone.’’

The gardens are arranged in seven

clusters to make it easy to visit several

gardens conveniently located within a

short drive of each other. That means

visitors spend more time enjoying the

gardens and less time driving.

The festival guide and website

includes cluster maps showing the

location of each garden and the

amenities, such as toilets and food

outlets, in the area.

Anita says there are events being held

in many gardens this year.

‘‘Six gardens are hosting exhibitions

of paintings, photography, wire art and

even aChristmas grotto —all at no extra

cost.

‘‘Several gardens have stalls selling

refreshments, plants and garden

accessories. Each day there are talks

and demonstrations, some free and

some for afee.

‘‘All the events are listed in our guide

and on our website.’’

Todd says the festival is committed to

ensuring there are gardens for all ages

of visitors and their friends, including

the four­legged variety.

This year the guide includes alist of

gardens with play areas for children,

gardens where visitors can take their

own picnic lunch, and gardens that

welcome dogs on alead.

These five gardens welcome you to

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Amberley House and Lindfield (Amberley

cluster), Carvossa (Hawarden­Waikari),

Black Rock (Cheviot), and Highgate

(Hanmer Springs).

‘‘We want people to get the maximum

enjoyment out of their visit to our

gardens, which is why we’re making it

easy for people to select the most

suitable gardens for them, their families

and friends to visit.’’

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Sun, shade and shopping ... Some of the wares that will be on offer during the first

Hanmer Springs Fete.

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Hanmer Springs fete to

be an annual fixture

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Anew Hurunui shopping experience

features on the calendar next month.

The inaugural Hanmer Springs Fete is

being held on November 1, with 135 stalls

fromaround New Zealand.

It will be held in the historic QueenMary

Hospital grounds.

Organisers Catherine Batterson and

AbbyFrance say the event is settobecome

an annual Christmas shopping bonanza,

withvisitorsable to wander beneath

stunningtreeswhile listening to livemusic

and enjoying afriendly and vibrant

atmosphere.

‘‘Weaim to bring you the finest selection

of creators to ensureaday of indulgence

for you and your friends.

‘‘With an amazingarray of products to

choose from, you won’tbeable to resist

taking something home!’’

Theysay the ‘‘exclusive shopping event’’

is partofawidercelebration in the

district, and urgepeople to make a

weekend of it, withthe alpinevillage

having plenty to offer visitors.

‘‘It’s an exciting weekend for Hanmer

Springs and the Hurunui,with the

Hurunui Garden Festival beingheld from

November1to3,’’ the pairsay.

It is just one part of what promises to be

an exciting weekendfor HanmerSprings

and the Hurunuidistrict, with the Hurunui

GardenFestival being held from

November1to3.

The fete willrun from10am to 4pm.

People pre­purchasing tickets will go in a

draw to win one of 100 goodie bags,

available for collection on the day.

Tickets are also available on the day.

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Gallery curiosities go on sale

A1728 wedding cabinetisamong

curious items of furniture thatwill

be on sale at the CulverdenGallery

from now until mid­November.

At the timethe cabinet was in

vogue, it was the customfor the bride

and groom to have theirinitials and

family crest incorporated in it.

The cabinet has recentlybeen

restored after having been

earthquake­damaged, galleryowner

BruceJohns says.

Alsoonsale are a1950s school

dental chair, glass­enclosed gold

weighing scales fromthe early1900s

madeinLondon, aparallel ruler

madebyStanley,and aceremonial

swordmade in Spain.

Thereisalso alarge gilded

Georgianmirror for sale, but alarge

house wouldbeneededtohang it in,

he says.

‘‘Thereare two militaryofficer’s

desks, and afeature is an 1835 Ross

of Dublin desk,’’MrJohns says.

He says the Ross Company was the

leading supplier of furniture to the

BritishArmy from the late 1820s to

the early 1900s.

‘‘This expandable desk with its

many compartments is afine

example of quality craftmanship.’’

Severalotherpiecesinclude

tables,aGeorgian mahogany

bookcase, andalong, mirrored,

mahogany sideboard.

‘‘An acidbath with 20cm glassisan

interesting item.The curator has

made it intoalow maintenance

greenery,garden.’’

Making asplash ... Youngsters enjoy aswim in the new Waiau pool on its official

opening day in February. The pool will benefit from this year’s Waiau Pig Hunt. PHOTO:FILE

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It has been raising funds for the

Waiau community since 1999, with

many local groups benefiting,

including the Waiau Pony Club, Scouts

and Cubs, the playcentre, Waiau

Rugby Club, Waiau Netball Club, the

Waiau Volunteer Fire Brigade and the

new Waiau Community Pool.

The community pool will be at the

forefront of fundraising efforts again

this year to help with running costs,

while the local fire brigade will also

benefit.

Hunters will head for the hills on

Friday, October 25, until Sunday,

October 27, before the weigh­in that

afternoon at the Waiau Rugby Club

grounds from 1pm to 4pm.

Entries close on October 23.

The hunt has major spot prizes,

along with cash prizes, hunting

apparel and dog food as prizes for the

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For those 14 and under there is a

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Last year there were record entries,

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husband Andy, has been helping

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All are welcome at the weigh­in.

There will be asausage sizzle and

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No BYO alcohol is allowed. There

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The hunt is held in association with

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34 North Canterbury News, October 10, 2019

Artists organise Cust display

The community is set to benefitfrom a

display of craftshosted by the CustCraft

Groupnext month.

The group is hosting adisplay of works

at St James on the CustChurch on Sunday,

November 3, with the proceeds goingto

support NorthCanterbury Ridingfor the

Disabled and Rachel’s House Trust, which

supports young parents.

OrganiserRicki Sullivan says the

display will include patchwork, quilting,

embroidery,paper crafts and knitting.

Therewill also be five raffles on sale,

with the prizes being two quilts, knitted

jumpers and two Christmas hampers.

She saysthe Cust Craft Grouphas a

growing membership, with 40 active

On display

...

Patchwork

quilts will be

exhibited at

the Cust Craft

Group’s

display on

Sunday,

November 3.

members. ‘‘It’s aprettyactive group and

we have some new membersfrom

Amberley.

‘‘It’s avibrantgroup andweare looking

forward to our display of works.’’

Members come from Rangiora,

Swannanoa,Eyrewell,Oxford and Okuku,

as well as Cust, ‘‘sothere’sawide spread’’,

Mrs Sullivan says.

‘‘Andsome ladies who used to live in

Cust come out fromChristchurch, which

showshow much theyenjoy it.’’

The Cust Craft Group’s display of works

will be held at St James on the Cust Church

from 10am to 3pm on Sunday, November3,

with a$2entry fee. Contact Ricki by phone

or text on (021)264 6536.

Pounding the pavements ... Walkers make their way around Rangiora’s streets

during the 8km ‘‘walk for awareness’’ on Sunday.

PHOTO:SUPPLIED

Walkers hit Rangiora streets

Walkers came from far and wide to

raise awareness of mental wellbeing

on Sunday.

The second annual 8km Rangiora

‘‘walk for awareness’’, organised by

Snap Fitness Rangiora, proved a

success, with more than $1000 raised

from the walk and raffles.

Organiser Jo Hawley­Smith said a

further $1500 was raised from aquiz

night last month, making atotal of

more than $2500.

The proceeds will go to support the

‘‘I Am Hope’’ initiative founded by

comedian Mike King, in which young

people who need support can log on to

the website and find alocal counsellor

for free counselling sessions.

‘‘It’s just such abig issue and every

little helps,’’ Jo says.

She says the ‘‘walk for awareness’’

movement was founded in Brisbane

several years by young

businesspeople who had lost friends

to suicide.

The 8km walking distance

recognises that around eight people

are lost to suicide in Australia every

day. In New Zealand, that figure is

nearly two people aday, with the

recently released chief coroner’s

report revealing that 685 New

Zealanders took their lives in the year

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Shared banking initiative

The trial of new sharedbanking

hubs in fourrural towns is a

worthwhile initiative,Federated

Farmers says.

The organisation’s economics

and commerce spokesperson,

Andrew Hoggard, says it is good

to see Kiwibank,BNZ, TSB,ANZ,

ASB and Westpac thinking

outside the squareand cooperatingtotry

to find acosteffective

and customer­useful

way of keeping abankingservice

operatinginsmall rural towns.

The new hubs willbelocatedin

Opunake in South Taranaki,

MartinboroughinWairarapa,

StokeinTasman and Twizelin

Canterbury.

‘‘If atraditionalbank branch is

deemed no longer economic,

then the proposal for amultibranded

Smart ATM, asupport

person to provide guidance and

assistance, and the facilities for

basictransactional services such

as cashwithdrawals,deposits

and account transfers is probably

the next bestthing,’’ Mr Hoggard

says.‘‘Atthe very leastthe banks

involved are committingtonot

closeany otherrural branches

during the 12­monthtrial.

‘‘We needbanks to support

ruralcustomers and act

responsibly.’’ Federated

Farmers is also having talks with

the Reserve Bank on proposals

on bankcapitalrequirements. Mr

Hogland says some of the banks’

rhetoric on themhas been

unhelpful.

Competitors ... Ten competitors lined up in last year’s North

Canterbury district contest and skills day at the Rangiora

Showgrounds.

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Young farmers

to show skills

By DAVID HILL

Tasman regionyoung

farmerswill competein

two conteststhismonth.

Insteadofrunningthe

usual district contests,two

qualifying competitions

willbeheld at the Selwyn

SpringShowatLeestonon

Saturday, October 19, and

the RangioraShowon

Saturday, October 26.

‘‘Itusedtobe thatyou

had to competeinyour

district contest, but this

yearwe’ve openeditup

withtwo events —Tasman

South andTasman North,’’

New Zealand Young

FarmersTasman region

junior vice­chairwoman

Ashleigh Foley says.

‘‘Wewant to do our bit

for the national officeto

raise the profile of our

event, whichweare all

proud of.’’

Ashleigh,aWaimakariri

young farmers’ club

member, willbe

competing at the Tasman

South contest at Leeston

as partofaduo with

Tasman seniorvicechairwoman

Cheyenne

Wilson,and will be

organisingthe Tasman

North contest at Rangiora.

She saysitisbecoming a

challenge to runlocal

district contests in some

areas duetoalack of

numbers.

While theChristchurch

district is strong, last

year’s North Canterbury

district contestattracted

just10members, whilethe

onlyremaining West Coast

club, GreyValley,has

folded;and thereare just

two clubs in the Nelson­

Marlborough district,

Golden Bayand Renwick.

There are five clubs in

the Christchurch district

(BanksPeninsula,

Christchurch City,

Dunsandel, Lincoln

University,and West

Melton) andfourinNorth

Canterbury (Amuri Basin,

Hurunui, Kaikouraand

Waimakariri).

Entries close on the

Mondaybeforethe

contests and competitors

canenter as an individual

or as part of aduo, which is

non­competitive.

Last year, Amuri Basin

young farmers’ club

memberGeorgieLindsay

went on to becomethe first

womantowin the Tasman

regionalfinaland earn a

placeinthe grand final.

‘‘Georgie wasgoing to

enter as anon­competitive

(entry) in theNorth

Canterburydistrict

contest, butshe changed

hermindand shewentall

theway. So it’s definitely

worthgiving it ago,’’

Ashleighsays.

Shesays theTasman

Northcontestwillalso

have ateenagcompetition

to encouragehigh school

students to haveago.

‘‘It’s notaqualifying

competition, butitwill

give them some

experienceand the

opportunity to meetsome

of us.

Shehopesthe

involvementwiththe A&P

showswill forge closer

ties.It’s been reallycool

working withthe Rangiora

Show committee.

‘‘They have beenso

amazing. Alot of themare

ex­youngfarmersand we

aretheirfuture members.

‘‘Andwewanted to have

it at the RangioraShowto

show offour competition

to townspeople as well,

because youdon’thave to

be acountrybumpkin to

getintoYoung Farmersor

have acareer in

agriculture.’’

Four finalistsfrom each

contestwillqualify for the

Tasmanregional final

beingheld in Christchurch

on March 28. Christchurch

is alsohosting thegrand

finalinJuly.Toenter, go

onlineto

fmgyoungfarmercontest

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RURAL LIFE

North Canterbury News, October 10, 2019

Farmers encouraged to step up

By DAVID HILL

Farmers arebeing encouraged to share

theirgoodnews stories in theCanterbury

Ballance FarmEnvironment Awards.

NewZealandFarmEnvironment Trust

chairwomanJoanne vanPolanensays

entries close on October 31.

‘‘Now, more than ever, it is important

that farmersand growers sharetheir

positivestories with others,’’she says.

This year’ssupreme winners were

Duncan and Tina Mackintosh, of

Whiterock,north of Rangiora.

TheNew Zealand Farm Environment

Trust,which manages theawards,

encourages farmersand growersatevery

stage of their sustainabilityjourneyto

enter.

Theawards are runacross 11 regions

throughout the country, including

Canterbury, and promotesustainable

farming and growing.

Through theprogramme,farmersand

growers have theopportunityto

showcase, benchmark, andimprovetheir

operation through aconstructiveprocess

wherefellowfarmersand growers and

agribusinessprofessionals provide

feedback, recommendations,and

commendations, Joannesays.

‘‘Thejudges take aholisticapproach to

thefeedbackbyevaluating every aspect

of thefarming/growing business from

environmental management,

productivity and profitability through to

family andcommunity involvement.’’

Providedthey give their consent,

farmersand growers canbenominated to

enter the awards by othersaspart of a

new initiative by the trust, Joanne says.

‘‘Weare excitedfor whatthe 2020

programme willbring and we are looking

forwardtoseeing farmers and growersat

every stage of theirjourney.

‘‘Former entrantshavecommented

thatthey questioned whether or notthey

wereready to enter, but thattheir

confidence grewsignificantlyasthey

moved through theprogramme.

‘‘Theycould seethat theprospectof

receiving an award is abonus, and not

the be­all­and­end­allbecausethereisso

muchmoretogain fromthe experience.’’

She sayspastentrants have

commentedabout howmuchthey valued

the experience, including ‘‘the enriching

knowledgefrom thejudges’’, the

opportunity to meet othersand share

ideas, and ‘‘to share positive rural stories

withwider New Zealand’’.

The 2019 National Ambassadorsfor

Sustainable Farming and Growing, and

recipients of theGordon Stephenson

Trophy,Adrian andPauline Ball have

someadvice forprospective entrants.

‘‘Ifyou arethinking of entering,gofor

it.

Bid to improving 1600km

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Residentscan now build apicture of

wherethey wouldlike to see changes

on theirlocalroads using an

interactive map.

The new interactive map is part of a

communitydriven roadsafety project

called 1600k:Getting there Together ...

Through the map, the council plans

to stay familiar with community

experiences on its 1600km roading

network, andontop of any concerns.

In 2018 a Road SafetyinCanterbury

researchsurveyrevealed that 81

percent of Hurunui residents agree

that road users can help prevent

serious crashes and 99% agree that

road safetyiseveryone’s

responsibility.

Roading manager Kushla Tapper

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‘‘We wouldlike to hear from

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‘‘We want to know about people’s

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The intent of collecting thisdata is

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conversations withfamily and through

social networksaboutroad safety

issues.

‘‘We look forward to hearing from

residents,helping to build abroad

picture of safetyconcerns on our

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The council’s Community Teamwill

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roundoffeedback. But they can start

usingthe map to reporttheir concerns

and ideas now.

The interactive map is quickand

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Big win ... Muscle Mountain wins the 2019 NZ Two­Year­Old Trotting Stakes at Addington

Raceway last April, driven by Ben Hope.

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Consistent form earns

Ben adriving honour

By SHELLEY TOPP

Woodend Beach junior driver Ben Hope

has won the Leading Junior Driver UDR

(universal junior driver) award for the

2018­19 season.

He was presented with the award at

the recent New Zealand Bloodstock

Standardbred Harness Racing NZ

National Awards dinner held at

Addington Raceway.

UDR is apoints system used to

determine how consistently successful a

driver is in terms of wins and placings.

Ben, who works for his parents,

leading trainers Greg and Nina Hope, at

Woodend Beach, had 226 drives for 39

Springston Trophy results

KaiapoiBlack 120.93,1;View Hill Red

127.43, 2; Halswell Crusaders 137.38, 3;

EyretonNavy 147.30,4;Hill White 154.72,

5; Halswell WestMelton Weedons165.01,

6; North Otago MotuekaComposite 169.34,

7; RakaiaTinwald 172.03,8;Eyreton

Turquoise 172.82, 9; Greymouth Gold

177.61, 10.

2019 Kaiapoi Black team:

Manager: Deanne Taane, Coaches:Gus

Taylor and Susie Stewart.

Molly Moffat (Glenmark),Charlotte

Coleman(My Rocket Man), Bell Taane

(MarsdenMagic),Beth Coleman (DSC

Aqualine), Tinesha Benson (My Fancy

Phoenix), Sam Moffat (Ataahua

winners, 22 seconds and 16 thirds last

season, which placed him third on the

junior drivers premiership table behind

the winner, John Morrison, who had 702

drives for 63 wins, 49 seconds and 73

thirds, and second­placed junior Sheree

Tomlinson, who had 516 drives for 44

wins, 44 seconds and 43 thirds.

Ben said it was abig thrill to win the

award, which was ‘‘a bit of areflection’’

of the horses he has been driving,

including New Zealand Two­Year­Old

Trotting Stakes winner Muscle

Mountain, trained by his parents.

‘‘I have been lucky to get on some nice

horses to drive and that definitely helps,

he said.

Masterpiece).

View Hill Red team: Manager: Anne

Cochrane, Coaches: Becci Thomas,Liz

Thomas. Jordan Shrimpton(Ka Pai Kiwi),

Brittany Fowler (Apsley Backchat Kid),

Lucy Cochrane (Gymanji), Charlotte

Thomas (Te Puke), Robbie Cochrane

(Inspector Gadget), Elise Shrimpton

(Ashton Ultra Magnus).

Halswell Crusaders team: Manager:

Bronwyn Thomas, Coach: Emily

Cammock. Lucy Turner (Astek Victor),

AbbeyBaker (Good Luck Charlie), Taylor

Harris (Ronney), Caroline Holder

(Rainbow Scout),Belize McQuarrie (Mr JF

Hawk), Katie Doncliff(Tallyho Hyacinth).

SPORT

North Canterbury News, October 10, 2019 39

Junior surfers catch abreak

Five junior surfers from the Northside

Boardriders Club,based at Waikuku

Beach, are attending national surfing

competitions around New Zealand this

month.

Koby Cameron,Jai Oakley, Lucy

Macefield, JackMckenzie and Rakiatea

Tau are heading to the National

Scholastics competition in Raglan, the

National Primary Schools championships

in Gisborne, and the Maori Nationalsin

Taranaki.

Club presidentSteveCanavan says the

club is excited to see the growthofsurfing

Nth Canterbury sports results

Rangiora Bridge Club

Pocock Pairs: DavidMcRae/Fern McRae 1,

William Van Der Mespel/Nic Van Der

Mespel 2, Joyce Gray/BeverleyBrain 3.

Rimu Pairs:North/South: DavePutt/Jack

Lyon 1, HelenDunn/Janice Pickering2,

Jill Amer/Hilary Lakeman3.E/W: Nancy

Harris/Judith Calder 1, Colleen Adam/

Frances McDowell 2, GeoffSwailes/

Richard Luisetti 3.

Premier Pairs: N/S: DavidWelsh/Lesley

Smith1,Alison Price/Derek Wilson 2, Dave

Putt/PeterVan Leeuwen 3. E/W: Gaynor

Hurford/Dawn Simpson 1, Darcy Preston/

Shirley Symns 2, DavidMcRae/Fern

McRae3.

September28, Individual: N/S Dawn

Simpson /William VanDer Mespel 1, Ron

Hall /Veronica Hall2,Judy Bruerton /

JoyceGray 3. E/W:Kareen McKay /Janice

Pickering 1, Ros Crighton /Sarah Waldron

2, Sam Gurney /Caroline Caseley3.

September 30, Presidents:N/S: Warick

Wyatt /MargaretBarson 1, HelenDunn /

Margaret Smith2,Phillipa Watkins/ Joyce

Gray 3. E/W:Louise Tapper /Heather

Waldron 1, Shona Keating /Margaret

Forbes2,Janice Pickering/Diane Watson

3.

in the North Canterbury area,with the

Northside Boardriders Club providing

competitive pathwaysfor junior surfers.

Mr Canavan says the clubhas astrong

environmental and community focus,

running the only SouthIslandSurf

Association­sanctionedsurf completionin

NorthCanterbury. It alsoholdsbeach

clean­ups.

‘‘With two New Zealand surfers

qualifying for the Olympicsnext year,it’s

exciting to think that thenext North

Canterbury Olympiancould be asurfer,’’

he says.

October 2, Presidents: N/S: Anne

Anderson /GaynorHurford1,Bernie

Lloyd /HelenDunn 2, Beverley Brain /

Julie Day 3. E/W: Dawn Simpson /Sandra

Crawford 1, Joyce Gray /Linda Grierson

2, Owen Evans /Maria Evans3.

Waimakariri Gorge Women’s Golf

ChampionshipFinals Day: Senior

Champion: NoelineWeavers;Runner up:

Barbara Thompson. Best Nett: Linda

Anderson. Intermediate Champion: Jill

Blatch; Runner Up: Liz Steele. Best Nett:

Karen Battersby. JuniorChampion: Phil

Rivers; Runner Up:Liz Scott; Best Nett:

Liz Scott.

Mildred WolfeTrophy: Best nett finals

day over 36 holes:K.Battersby.Margaret

Ford Trophy Top Qualifier: NWeavers.

Rangiora Golf

LadiesNancy Edward Par: Division 1:

Jan Reed +4, 1. Division 2: Rebecca

Crosbie +4, 1; Belinda Walkyier+3, 2.

Division 3: 1st Ann Woods +2; 2nd Lynley

Earl +2. Division 4: 1st Nan Wright +3.

Fridayopen Stableford: Tim Dunbar

41,,1;Kieran McGoverin39, 2; Ray

Andrews 38 (c/b)3.Weekend men: Gross

less age: KevinJones+13, 1; Ken

McFarlane +16, 2; Syd Dyer +17, 3.


North CanterburyNews

PROPERTY

Wow... Size does Matter!

26 Leyland Crescent -Mandeville

It’s all here and more..... with 365m² of flexible and multiple expansive living areas;

along with oversized bedrooms make this home ahuge contender for avariety of

functions and configurations.

Unbeatable indoor/outdoor flow only enhances the sheer space on offer. Continuing and

complemented by asubstantial workshop/shed, Iam sure you will be happy to bethe proud

new owner of this commanding home.

Nestled along the boundary of Mandeville Sports complex ona4700m 2 section ideal for the

sports-minded families with every code except Football on your back doorstep.

Flexible viewing times along with possession date tosuit, either prior to Christmas or 2020.

Viewing: Sunday 1.30 -2.00 pm.

Deadline Sale

Offers presented 31 st October 19

@4.00pm (unless sold prior)

4 2 3 1 2

Agent:

Sue Roberts

027 440 1282 |03323 6045

sue.roberts@harcourts.co.nz

Facebook: Sue &Gemma Roberts

Gemma Roberts

027 223 6471

View online @harcourtsfourseasons.co.nz

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Four Seasons Realty 2017 Ltd

Licensed Agent REAA 2008

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Titles Stage1aavailable now!

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Section sizes from 648-783m2

Sections priced from $204,000

Services to the boundary

Te Matauru PrimarySchool opens 2020

Situated in West Rangiora,TownsendFields presents alivingspace thatenhances your outdoor

experiencewithopen countryside, surrounded by recreationalreserves, waterways, nativeplanting and

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Plan nowfor afabulous future in Townsend Fields.

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Sunday 13 th October

2.45 -3.15 pm

Christine Tallott

P 027 4906 042

townsendfields.co.nz | 027 4906 042 | sales@townsendfields.co.nz

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Your home forlocal property.


For Sale

OPEN HOME

Rangiora | 13 Elm Drive

774m 2

Private sanctuary. This large family home boasts four double

bedrooms, afabulous family bathroom and alaundry room with

excellent storage. The kitchen/dining area has abreakfast bar and

butlers pantry. The master bedroom has awalk-in wardrobe, a

large en-suite with bath, patio area and aprivate spa. There are

two spacious living areas, ensuring that this is truly an entertainers

dream. The gardens are wonderfully established with stunning roses,

camellias and raised garden beds. The hard work has been done -

so sit back and enjoy this fabulous home! | Property ID RX2047402

Deadline Sale

Closing 2pm, Thursday

31 October 2019

Open Home

Sunday 3.30pm to 4.00pm

Contact

Carol Thompson 027 914 2341

Katy Biggs 022 068 7415

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, double gas fire &underfloor heating

• Open-plan living, library with balcony and 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

OPEN HOME

Oxford

2535 Oxford Road

4.41 Hectares

Lyford

74 Mount Lyford Forest Rd

5.09 Hectares

Price

Offers over $540,000

Price

$490,000

Contact

Carol Thompson 027 914 2341

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718

Contact

James Murray 027 436 8103

Open Home Sunday 1.30 to 2.30pm. This period villa has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and two

spacious living areas with decorative fireplaces. The kitchen/dining area has alarge wetback fire with

aheat transfer system and radiators. Other buildings include separate garage with three phase power,

a3-bay hay barn, achicken shed, glasshouse and alarge raised garden. The land is fenced into five

paddocks, with some mature trees as established shelter. | Property ID RX2046433

Lyford lifestyle. Completely refurbished, this three bedroom, two bathroom, log home has views to

Mount Lyford and is in an established secluded setting. The majority of the block is planted in Pinus and

Douglas Fir providing plenty of firewood to fuel the log burner. Retire tothe peace and quiet of the area,

use as aholiday home or run abusiness from home utilising the spacious detached 144m 2 workshop.

This area could also be utilised for garaging for six cars plus two carports. | Property ID RX2038088

Palmerston

1016 Palmerston Hwy

48.65 Hectares

Deadline Sale

Closing 2pm, Tuesday

5November 2019

Contact

Barry Kingan 027 229 5046

Ross Robertson 021 023 27220

Architecturally designed quintessential country home. This near-new architecturally designed

family home is located on adesirable 48 hectares of easy rolling grassland. The property commands

outstanding views north and west and is centrally located between Oamaru and Dunedin, plus, just

minutes from Palmerston township. The superb design of this 465m 2 home presents avariety of options

including up market B&B or as afamily home with space to grow and roam. | Property IDRX2049208

Amberley

3/21, 4/21 Morris Road

726m 2 ,1,384m 2

Price

$149,000

Contact

Jenny Rouse 027 314 6119

Handy Location. Ready to build anew home in agreat location, these two sections may just be what

you are looking for. The sections are located centrally in Amberley Township, within an easy walk of

shops and other amenities. There are two sections available in asmall subdivision at the end of the

street. Each section has services to the boundary and some boundary fencing. The section sizes are

726m2 and 1,384m2 (includes driveway). | Property ID RX2050854

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 | LIFESTYLE | RESIDENTIAL

Take alook at these impressive, newly released,

spring listings below! If you’re thinking rural real

estate, give me acall foraconfidential chat today.

PeterCrean | M 027 4344002

FOR SALE

FOR SALE

252 ACHRAY ROAD,ROTHERHAM

338 BIRCHDALE ROAD,HAWARDEN

‘Achray’Impressive Finishing/Dairy Support

•418haofversatile and productivefarmland in three titles

•Combination of easy hill countryand flats incl.60ha of irrigation

•Impressivefarminfrastructureincl.six-bedroom homestead

•Ideally suited to arange of farming options incl.finishing

DEADLINE PRIVATETREATY

Plus GST (if any)

(unless sold prior)

Closes 2.00pm, Thursday31October

‘Birchdale’Renowned Breeding &Finishing Unit

•660.773ha flattomedium easy hill country

•Currently carrying compositesheep and cattle,all stock finished

•Two family homes and outstanding farminfrastructure

•One of the district’smost outstanding farming properties

DEADLINE PRIVATETREATY

Plus GST (if any)

(unless sold prior)

Closes 2.00pm, Friday8November

www.pggwre.co.nz/CHR31022

www.pggwre.co.nz/CHR31095

FOR SALE

TENDER

402 TRIGROAD, VIEWHILL

QualityFoothills Deer /Cattle Property

•Excellent385ha deer fenced property with all-weather tracks

•Superior homestead,cottage and quality farmbuildings

•Outstandingdeerhandlingfacilityand cattleyards

•Regularincome stream from quarryleased out on property

www.pggwre.co.nz/CHR30886

DEADLINE PRIVATETREATY

Plus GST (if any)

(unless sold prior)

Closes 2.00pm, Thursday7November

2&12EARLHAM STREET, BROOKLANDS

TENDER

Plus GST (if any)

Landbank,Development or Farming Options

(unless sold prior)

•142ha of farmland in four titles

Closes 2.00pm, 14 November 2019

•Three-bed home and associatedfarming infrastructure

•Oozespotential with scope forpurchasers to enhance

•Boost the current farming operation, land bank or earmarkfor development!

www.pggwre.co.nz/CHR30983

FOR SALE

FOR SALE

356 CARRSROAD, LOBURN

299 CARRSROAD, LOBURN

Larger Lifestyle,Landbank or Development

•42ha larger lifestyle block in twotitles just 8.5kmfromRangiora

•Three-bedroom weatherboardhome in an established setting

•Two-stand woolshed, implements sheds,sheep and cattle yards

•Unique opportunitytosecureand develop noworinthe future

DEADLINE PRIVATETREATY

Plus GST (if any)

(unless sold prior)

Closes 2.00pm, Thursday24October

OpportunityKnocks –Lifestyle or Develop

•16ha larger lifestyle block just 8.5kmfromRangiora

•Near new,lightand sunny, permanent-material home

•Three-bed,two bathrooms, open-plan living,separate lounge

•Great location, rare larger lifestyle with subdivision opportunity

DEADLINE PRIVATETREATY

Plus GST (if any)

(unless sold prior)

Closes 2.00pm, Thursday31 October

www.pggwre.co.nz/CHR31069

www.pggwre.co.nz/CHR31165

PGG Wrightson Real EstateLimited,licensedunder the REAA2008

Helping grow the country


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NEWS

44 North Canterbury News, October 10, 2019

Work From Home?

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4 2 4 1

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P. 03 347 3393

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IBuilt No Schools in Kenya, by Kirsten Drysdale

In September 2010,KirstenDrysdale was

tricked. Her friendcalled with ajob offer too

curious to refuse: acruisey­gig as adementia

carerfor arich old man in Kenya. Allexpensespaid,plenty

of freetime to travel or do some

freelancereporting.Thereseemed no good

reason to say no ...soshe got on aplane.

Maid,byStephanie Land

In her New York Times bestsellingbook,author

StephanieLand sharesher story and other real

stories of overworked and underpaid American

workers. She tells

theirstory of

needing food

stamps and

coupons to eat.

She tells of the

programmes from

the governmentthatprovided her basic

housing. Landalso tellsofthe arrangementthat

alsodoubled as halfwayhouses and of the aloof

governmentemployees who havecalledher

lucky forbeing able

to receive the

assistanceshe

needs. Landdid not

feelany bit of luck.

Breathe, by Mary

Birch

Manyofusdon’t

breatheproperly,

and our health and wellbeingsuffers. In just

fourweeks, you can get your health—and life

—back on track with this essentialguide to

retraining your breathing.

Thesetitles areavailableinboth

Waimakaririand Hurunui libraries.Find out

more about recent additionstothe library

collection by goingtothe library catalogueat

waimakariri.kotui.org.nz or

hurunui.kotui.org.nz or contact your local

library.

Wanted To Buy

Old wooden wool press

wanted, any condition.

Ph 027 297 7563.

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.

Pets

BICHON HOMESTAY

for smaller dogs. We look

after your dog in our home.

"No kennels". Phone today

03 314 6110.

Public Notices

Kaiapoi Christadelphians

“The Key ofKnowledge ..“(Luke 11:52)

BREXIT -ANEVENTTHAT

SHOOK THE WORLD

Bible prophecy has been given to mankind, as aproof

of God’s hand being involved in World affairs, and that

his word is true.

Ezekiel, the prophet revealed ,inthe last days aNorthern

confederacy would arise, involving Russia, Europe and

some affiliated countries around the Mediterranean.

Britain will not be partofthis, and at aset time will stand

aside from Europe and align herself with former British

Empire members. God WILL bring this to pass, and man

cannot frustrate his purpose.

DVD presentation -Sunday 13th October,7.00pm

Kaiapoi Community Centre, 24 Sewell Street

Contact: 03 352 5453

2204516

LIBRARY &CLASSIFIEDS

North Canterbury News, October 10, 2019

Public Notices

Ashburton Fanciers

Society

POULTRYAUCTION

Sunday,October 13

Sports Hall,

Tancred Street West,

Ashburton

Viewing 11am

Start 12.30pm

Poultry,Bantams,

Ducks, Cavies

Fertile eggs for hatching.

Day old chicks, unsexed.

Selected purebreeds

for $6.00 each

OXFORD A&P ASSOCIATION

Annual Show

Applications are now invited for

Food Tendered, Trade and Art/Craft

Sites at our 115 th Annual Show

on Saturday 4April 2020.

Food Site Tenders close

1 st November 2019.

Application forms are available from

Christine Roberts

E: secretary@oxfordapshow.co.nz

W: oxfordapshow.co.nz

ADVERTISING

YOUR

BUSINESS?

1914343

2212333

Thursday,August2,2018 | Issue 808 | www.ncnews.co.nz

Delivered to more homes

in North Canterbury and

Kaikoura regions than any

other publication.

The best read paper in

North Canterbury!

For contact details see page 2

2214361

Situations Vacant

45

Public Notices

CAFÉ AND SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

POSITION

Kaiapoi’s Rivertown Community Café and

Rivertown OPtions shop is looking for amanager

Thesuccessful person will be able to:

•Work 30 hours/week(flexible)

•Beverycommunity minded

•Embrace the Christian values of theP2P

Trust and Cafe

•Maintaingreat relationships with suppliers

•Lead ateam of dynamic staff

•Lead by experiencein all aspects of human

resources

•Lead by experiencein business

management

•Have acurrent driverslicence

If this position interests you please email:

manager@p2pkaiapoi.org.nz foryour

applicationform.

Applicationsclose 1st November

2213847

BUILDER

WANTED

For Labour Only Quotation for

house on ahill site in Hanmer.

2213239

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICE OF

APPLICATION FOR

OFF-LICENCE

Section 101,Sale

and Supply of

AlcoholAct 2012

SL Kaiapoi Limited has

made application to

the District Licensing

Committee at Rangiora

for the renewal ofanOff

Licence in respect of the

premises situated at 57

Williams Street, Kaiapoi

known as Super Liquor

Kaiapoi.

The general nature ofthe

business conducted under

the licence is bottlestore.

The days onwhich and the

hours during which alcohol

is sold underthe licence are

Monday to Sunday from

9amto10pm.

The application may be

inspected during ordinary

office hours at the office

of the Waimakariri District

LicensingCommittee at 215

High Street, Rangiora.

Any person who isentitled

to object and who wishes

to object to the issue of

the licence may, no later

than 15 working days after

the date ofthe 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 toamatter other

than amatter specified in

section131 of theSale and

Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.

This is the first publication

of this notice.

2214334

PUBLIC NOTICE OF

APPLICATION FOR

ON-LICENCE

SECTION 101, SALE

AND SUPPLY OF

ALCOHOL ACT 2012

Rose Reen 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 Unit

1-194 King St, Rangiora

known as Taaftan

Moroccan Grill.

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 7days aweek,

11am to 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 ofalicence 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.

2213842

Building consent passed.

Contact Dave Harwood

Email: caninspect@xtra.co.nz


CLASSIFIEDS, TRUSTED TRADES &PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

46 North Canterbury News, October 10, 2019

Situations Vacant

ShepherdGeneral –

Beef Finishing -Balmoral

Kia hiwa rā!

Ngāi Tahu Farming, Balmoral Beef Finishing Farm is seeking a

ShepherdGeneral to join ayoung progressive operation 5minutes

from Culverden. This positionwillbeworking in ayoung team with

up-to-datetechnology and stock handling facilities. We arelooking

forsomeone who has the skillset and drive to take on responsibility

and progress withinour business. The roll involves livestock and

general farm maintenanceduties. Awillingnesstolearn and a

positive aitude to work areamust.

What we canofferthe successful applicant?

• Modern vehicles and machinery

• Fun, motivated team environment

• Anew warm and tidy 3bedroom house

• Competitive remuneration package

Our ideal candidatewillhave:

• 1-2 years shepherding experience

• 1-2 working dogs under good command

• Excellent animalhusbandry skills

• Farmmaintenanceskills

• Anawareness and understanding of Ngāi Tahu values and a

willingness to learn tikanga and te reoMāori

To apply, pleasevisit mahi.ngaitahu.iwi.nz and submit your application

online. Forconfidential enquiries, pleasecontact Ed Enersen,

Farm Manager on 027 465 9445 or Edward.Enersen@ngaitahu.iwi.nz

Nau mai, haeremai, tauti mai!

Position Available: ECE Teacher

✓ Embrace our Christian philosophy.

✓ Work with our large team.

✓ Have your strengths utilized.

✓ Up to 38 hours/week.

We offer:

• 30yrs of high standards and

reputation.

• Very whānau and community focused.

• Staff Professional development

encouraged

Is this the job for you!

All applicants apply in writing by

1st November to:

To:The Manager

Oxford Early Learning Centre

PO Box 22, Oxford 7430

www.oxfordearlylearningcentre.co.nz

Seeking Freelance Journalists:

We are seeking journalists to be part ofanexciting new

venture for North Canterbury.

The Waimak App is anew enterprise in Waimakariri. We

are ahyper-local online publisher that will be delivering

local news and community content to the residents and

visitors in the Waimakariri District via our app, which is

available for Android or Apple devices. We are amember

of the iApp Network, anetwork that currently covers over

half of New Zealand with more coming online soon.

The Waimak App will be available for free download

from November 1 st 2019 and we hope to have ateam in

place providing us with grass roots and regional; sports,

government, and business news.

We welcome applications from journalists of all ages and

experience. Remuneration will be commensurate with your

skills.

Please provide your C.V. along with some samples of

your work by email to martyn@waimakapp.nz or mail

PO Box 439 Kaiapoi 7644.

2213448

2213848

2164822

Builder

Recovering the Past

Discovering the Future

Give Malcolm acall, you’ll be glad

you did

Ph. 021 809 108

or 03 312 8880 (AH)

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.

Gardening

LAWNMOWING,

gardening, hedge trimming,

section tidies, green waste

removal. Call or text

Megan 021 337 489. Pensioner

quotes available.

TIDY TREES and gardens.

All tree pruning,

felling, hedge trimming and

general gardening. Telephone

Daniel 027 373 7001

tidytreesandgarden@gmail.com.

GARDEN hedges cut to

perfection. Tree & arbor

work. Also spraying. Free

quotes. Ph 03 312 0668 or

021 111 4322.

For Sale

HONEY 4kg bucket

cooking honey, $30 special.

Available at Gracebrook,

Amberley. Telephone 03

314 7076.

Specialists in

Earthquake

damage assessing

&full repairs

Residential

Construction

Taking the stress out of any project

We’re locals providing atrusted,

quality service to North Canterbury

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.

DRESSMAKING Bev’s

Sew Good Services, still

open for all your alterations,

repairs, dressmaking,

curtains. Phone

327 5535. (Formerly from

Tamara’s).

LAWNMOWING Phone

Stu 027 315 6916.

PAINT & wallpaper

services. Wayne Bryant.

Exterior, interior, qualified

tradesman. Free quotes. Ph

313 5337 or 027 654 4568.

ROOFER. All roof repairs,

roof painting, waterblasting,

moss treatment,

repointing, gutter cleans &

snow straps. And more.

Free quotes. Phone Nathan

027 516 6609.

Builder

Butchery

Oxford Butchery

Shane and Leanne Frahm

We cankill &processyourstock

Four Generations of Frahms

since 1957

Ph 312 4205

Oxford

Trade&Services

PLASTIC WELDING

North Canterbury specialist.

All plastic &fibreglass

repairs. Telephone James

021 180 5103.

BUILDER / JOINER,

licensed. Available now for

all your repairs, maintenance,

additions. For advice

&free quote. Phone Keith

021 127 7202.

METAL WORX. Flashing,

Sheetmetal Fabrication,

Wrought Iron,

Welding, Custom Trailers,

General Metalwork. No job

too big or too small. Ph 021

265 5428 or 03 314 6908.

Find us on facebook/

Glenmark Metal Worx.

glenmarkmetalworx.ltd@gmail.com.

NORTH CANTERBURY

Tree Care. Qualified

Arborist specialising in big

trees in small places, long

term tree plans, Riparian &

shelter planting, land clearing,

stump grinding, branch

chipping, fully insured, free

quotes. Ph 0800 873 336.

PAINTER & Decorator.

Semi retired painter. Small

jobs. Ph Peter 03 312 7945

or 027 693 8360.

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.

SHEEP SHEARING

mobile. Fast, friendly, professional

service. 25 years

exp. Shearing, drenching,

hoof trimming etc. Call

Shaun 021 204 1274. RANGIORA

Rubbish

Removal and RRR skips.

Wheelie bins any frequency

and skips from 1.5 cube to

9cube. Skips and wheelie

bins for any use, rubbish,

greenwaste, building sites

or just cleanups. Give us a

phone call 313 6957 or for

skips 021 313 255.

SCREEN PRINTING.

For all your printing

requirements. T­shirts,

Hoodies, Hi­Vis vests and

polos, Overalls, Caps etc.

Please phone Heather 03

313 0261 or email

heather.norstar@gmail.com.

1680439

Number one

old-fashioned bacon

&ham curing.

A/H 312 4709

Trade&Services

SUMMERFIELD

FENCING

IN YOUR AREA NOW.

Lifestyle or farm, sheep, cattle,

horse, all types of animals.

Fences, yards, sheds, arenas,

shelters, runs.

30+ years contract fencing.

Steve is available to help with

your design &planning.

Ph office03312 4747

2091848

SEPTIC TANK

CLEANING

Bill’s Liquid

Waste

Under New Management

You dump it...

Blair pumps it...

Blair Tavendale

Ph 03 314 9371

0275 379-694

2070788

Automotive &Recovery

YOU

COULD

BE

HERE

Advertise

your business

in our Trades

and Services

2152265

Lilybrook Decorators

Paint &Wallpapering

Free Quotes.

Ph Gordon 313 3309

or 027 430 2938

2172996

SHEARER. Hap’s Farm &

Lifestyle Services. Shearing,

crutching, drenching,

tailing, feet trimming &

health check. Trailer, generator

&mobile handpiece

available. Experienced,

reliable and honest. Ph 03

312 1214 or 021 267 4025.

SHEARER Mobile sheep

shearer available for lifestyle

blocks. Over 30 years

experience. Phone Stuart

027 315 6916.

SHOE REPAIRS, key cutting,

engraving, giftware.

10 years experience.

BESK, 683 Main North

Road, Belfast. Telephone

027 311 3423.

VALUATION ­

Specialising in North Canterbury.

Contact Geoff at

Maxwell Valuation. Phone

03 310 8541 or email

geoff@maxval.co.nz.

Phone

Amanda Keys

on

03 313 2840

Trade&Services

Carpet Binding

CARPET

BINDING

Carpet

squares &

rugs at

factoryprices

CASSWOOD

2105472

HOUSE

CLEARING

Are you

moving house

or trying to

downsize?

Call All Clear

Canterbury. We work

with you to recycle,

sell and dispose of

unwanteditems.

Ph: 03 260 0934

or 021 078 4553

raewynlcooke@gmail.com

www.allclearcanterbury.co.nz

PAINTERS

Reg Tradesman

Interior,exterior.

North Canterbury Painters

specialising in decorating for

over 65 at adiscount rate.

Free quotes.

Covering Nth Canty,Oxford,

Kaiapoi, Rangiora, Amberley.

Robin Driver 03 327 7899

or 027 432 3520 1859949

LANDSCAPES

Paving

Patio &Pathways

-New or Existing

Free Quotes

–Competitive Pricing

Blair Gibson

027 699 5815 03 313 7933

Roof Painting

Moss Spraying

Ph Peter

313 0022

allroofs.co.nz

• WOF Cars &Trailers

• Vehicle Servicing &

Repairs

• Tyres &Punctures

• Jump Starts

• Towing &Salvage

• Courtesy Car Available

Ph Aaron Rowlands

0272 588 366

13 Stone Eyre Place,

Swannanoa

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

2202007

Pride &Quality Painting

&Decorating Services

20 yrs exp, fast and friendly

service. For all your painting

needs, phone: Martin 310

6187 or 021 128 9867

RUGS

30 William Coup

Road

(off Island Road)

Kaiapoi

Ph 03 327 6936

2130820


TRUSTED TRADES &PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

North Canterbury News, October 10, 2019

47

DENTURE CLINIC

RANGIORA

DENTURE CLINIC

Garry WMechen

Registered Clinical Dental Techncian

Phone (03) 313-9192

Computer Repairs

CompuCare

Bruce Evans

131 OhokaRoad

Kaiapoi

p. 03 327 3111

m. 021293 6331

COMPUTER

REPAIRS

Repairs &Upgrades

Virus &Malware Removal

Checkup to IncreaseSpeed

Home&Business Onsite Visits

Prompt Professional Service

“If it’sbroke, let’s fixit”

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Concrete

ALL CONCRETE AND CONSTRUCTION WORK

•Driveways, patios &paths •Bridges and Culverts

•Retaining walls &landscaping

•Silage pits, effluent ponds •Swimming pools &ponds

•Excavation and cartage

Daryl Power 027 230 9401

email concretepower@scorch.co.nz

2047298

Drainlayer

♦ New Residential Drains, Commercial &Alterations

♦ Supply and Install of Septic Tanks &Effluent Systems

♦ Stormwater Retention Ponds &Tanks

♦ AllTypes of Field Drainage &Trenching

FREE

QUOTES

Jesse McAnulty 027 259 8560

Email: jm-drainage@outlook.com

2158403

38a Ashley Street, Rangiora

Electrician

Electrician

NEW N W DENTURES D ES

*RELINE* *REPAIRS

* I S

HOURS

8.30am -12noon

- Monday to Friday

FREE E

CONSULTATION O

AND ADVICE

A V C

For a/h repairs

phone (03) 310-3044

2089195v2-4/4-S

Allan Pethig

For all your electrical needs. Residential &Commercial

Phone 03 313 7144

027 432 1534

Fax 03 313 2144

rgrantelectrical@gmail.com

PO Box 69, Rangiora

AARON HARRIS

ELECTRICAL LTD

NEW HOUSES • ALTERATIONS

ELECTRICAL INSPECTIONS • SMART WIRING

SYSTEMS AND MORE...

M: 0275 543 958 E: aaron@ahel.co.nz

2020478

Fitness

INVEST IN YOURSELF

YOU CAN AFFORD IT, TRUST ME

1ON1RESULT

DRIVEN PERSONAL

TRAINING

Briar 027 320 4466

22a Newnham Street,

Rangiora-Ashley

2202485

Heating

2162590v1

Gardening &Tree Care

Trimming Weed-eating

Chainsaw work Mulching

Spraying Planting

Garden maintenance

Workmanship

Guaranteed

Justin 027 779 9259

www.themadkeengardener.co.nz

Handyman &Landscaping

1831495

Lawn Maintenance

Plumbing and Gas

Scaffolding

IT’S SCARIFYING SEASON!

2105500

mowrite.co.nz

LAWN SCIENCE

by mowrite

Our tailored lawn science programs will

leave your lawns

lushious, green &weed free!

•Lawn Renovation •Scarifying •Fertilising

•Disease &pest control

Call 0800 669 7483

info@mowrite.co.nz

mow

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"WE MOW+MUCH MORE!"

Motorcycles

NZ LIFESTYLE &MOTORCYCLES LTD

ATV

Servicing

Contact Mike

Sales -Service -Repairs -Servicing Rangiora

362 Fernside Road Ph: 0275 350 147

Rangiora

nzlpltd@gmail.com

2207722

● Filtration –whole house, kitchen tap

● Domestic maintenance

● Gas fitting –servicing, new,

renovations

● Gas hot water installs

● Gas cookers and Gas fires

● Kitchen /Bathroom renovations

● Backflow testing and installs

2063426

Discount forSuper Gold card holders!

james@plumbingandgashq.co.nz

0800 H2O LPG

4 2 6 574

•Edge protection

•Working platform

Phone

0274 366 901

Plans for pricing

jas.rangiorascaffolding@xtra.co.nz

North Canterbury wide

1783878

Scrap Metal

CASH PAID FOR SCRAP

•Car Bodies •Scrap Steel •Specialists in Farm

Machinery•All non Ferrous

MAINLAND

METALS LTD

Ph (03)338 7000

Mike0274 818544 •Robbie 0274 818 027

Locally owned and operated

Stump Grinding

1902273

Stump grinding, Canterbury wide.

Single stumps, half day and

full day rates.

Experienced and friendly staff.

www.nztrimandgrind.co.nz

nztrimandgrind@mail.com

Phone 022 385 2905

2207101

Tyres

Best Brands -Best Prices

5Star Service

346a Flaxton Road

03 310 6666

0800 226 324 for 24/7 Service

2186433

Plumbing

For all

general

aspects of

plumbing

Discounts for over

65years old

Fast friendly service

All work guaranteed

Aaron McCartney

Certifying Plumber

Cell 027 366 9091

A/H 03 310 2137

Free Call:

0508 44EVER

EMAIL:

plumber_27@yahoo.com

2172994

Water Blasting

ENVIROTEC

Waterblasting Ltd

Servicing Canterbury

Commercial &Residential


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215 Waltham Rd,Sydenham

Ph (03) 3796159 info@windowmarket.co.nz

Fax(03) 962 1012 www.windowmarket.co.nz

2059023

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2204512

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